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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Was    Magistrate    Proceeding    With
Case as Coinnioii Assault or Assault With Bodily Harm?
Damages amounting to the sum of
��� 638 and costs have been awarded
by His Honor Judge Howay of the
County Court to Gauder Lande, the
fisherman who suffered a fractured
<aw when he was assaulted by another fisherman, Nels C. Nelson, last
September at AnnrS^llle, Delta Municipality. Nelson, the defendant,
was tried before Magistrate John
McKee, of Delta municipality, for assault and was acquitted. Lande,
the plaintiff, then Instituted civil
proceeding*, suing Nelson for $1000
The paint raised in this case was
whether Magistrate McKee had tried
the case as common assault, which
would have barred subsequent civil
action, or whether it was tried as
,m assault occasioning bodily harm,
ln the course of a lengthy judgment
His Honor Judge Howay summed up
the evidence as follows:
"At the trial I held, on the facts,
that the defendant had committed
the assault alleged. Il was certainly
an assault occasioning actual bodily
harm, for the plaintiff's jaw was
Criminal Proceedings.
"This would dispose of the case,
but for the fact that criminal proceedings were taken before the magistrate and dismissed. His certificate of dismissal, though most in-
artistically pleaded, I admitted as
evidence, and the question for consideration is whether the certificate
is a bar to this action. Council
agreed that the answer depends on
whether or not these proceedings
were for a common assault. In this
view 1 concur.
"The question is, I take it, one
of fact to be considered in view of
the documentary and other evidence.
"The summons Issued charged (before the magistrate) that the defendant did assault Guilder Lande at
the B.C. Cannery, Delta municipality,
by hitting him about the head, breaking his jaw and causing him serious
bodily harm.
Which One.
"The form of statement of common assault under the Statute Is that
at the time and place stated "A"
did assault or assaulted and beat
"it." For an assault, causing actual
bodily harm, it runs "A" did make
an assault upon and beat and occasion actual bodily harm to "B." Thus
the statement of the offenee by the
magistrate agrees with neither, yet
as he held the judicial Investigation
the question Is which one was he
rying? If the former (common as-
sault) the certificate of dismissal is
a bar, If the latter (assault occasioning actual bodily harm), his certificate ls of no avail.
Tn What Capacity.
"I lake it that Mr. McKee, before
���vhoni the proceedings were taken.
is a justice of the peace for the
county of Westminster, and police
magistrate of Delta municipality. He
seems to have been in doubt. In which
1 npacity he was acting.
"The certificate of dismissal refers
to him as J.P. for the district of
New Westminster, and is signed by
bin' as police magistrate for Delta
municipality, The depositions aro
signed John McKee, P.M., and bear
a memo of the date of trial signed
���T.  McKee,  J.P.
Beyond Jurisdiction.
"Neither as J.P. nor as P.M. would
he have power to try the Indictable
offence of an assault occasioning actual bodily harm and If be did so
the trial would be a mere nullity and
no bar. l
"Even   If  the   power   to   try   sum-
II "ilv a chargG of assault occaslon-
'*'   actual   bodily  harm   was  within
'��� '*"   luilsillctlon   there   Is  no  bar  to
further civil  proceedings.
"In determining the niituro of the
harge before the magistrate, It must
'"' noted that It. Is not necessary that
""' charge be laid In the exact words
the statute.    It ls sufficient If It
stated the substance of the offence
III popular language. Now a reference to the Imperial dictionary shows
thai to occasion means to cause. I
���fin see no subtsantlal difference.
"I. therefore, hold that the charge
1 ia magistrate was Investigating was
;i charge of assault occasioning ac-
t" -I  boilliy harm.
"The statement In the depositions,
""'1 the evidence before me, that, the
magistrate took the election of the
'" fondant to be tried summarily, a
totally unnecessary proceeding, Indl-
'���'���'���s that he considered he was dealing with an assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
"In any event this certificate be-
''���������   pleaded   In   bar   the   defendant
" ' I   establish   that  the  magistrate
was   dealing   with   common   assault
1  M he has not shown  that  the
jnaglstrate was so acting,  he  must
Thc Ju,lament.
"Ah to damages the plaintiff's jaw
*as broken. For about six weeks he
^ M ed with liquids, having his Jaw
( lrJ,n together. During that time he
'""'1 not spenk with any ease. His
';ui   wag encased   ln  plaster.    Six
eks work wag ,ogt t. h)m gnd
'���" during September and October,
"fS *�������� late fishing was on."
Bven after, owing to the effect
'the water on the nerree of the
:J; he_ ��ould not work at his occu-
wtoa for some further Mm*.    I em
Great Northern Have Taken Steps to
Improve Their Service in
Following the urgent appeals
which have been sent' by the Board
of Trade from time to time, the Delta
Council and Messrs. S. W. Fisher,
W. J. Lanning and A. Davie waited
upon the officials of the company iu
their special car at Port Guichon,
last Wednesday evening. Subsequent on the interview the Great
Northern will Improve their service
In the Delta both In the passenger
and freight departments. Mr. Meld-
rum, the assistant general and passenger agent, and Mr. K. J. Burns,
the general freight agent of Vancouver, represented the railway company.
In the first place the council placed
before the men the urgent need of
a better freight rate between Port
Guichon and Colebrook station. As
It is, freight can be sent from the
Port for 7 cents per 100 pounds, but
a larger rate is collected from residents of East Delta. Potatoes are
charged 10 cents per 100 lbs., The
company agreed to notify the municipality If it were possible to allow a
Hat rate throughout the municipality.
There has been some difficulty In
the past with having way freight
shipped Into Vancouver and New
Westminster delayed, and it has been
found almost impossible to get produce to the New Westminster market
on Friday morning at a reasonable
hour. In the opinion of Mr. Burns,
it should not take more than 24
hours for any produce to arrive in
the .cities. This matter will' also be
rectified, if possible. Although
somewhat doubtful as to the result
the Great Northern representatives
promised to see whether they could
possibly operate a milk train on Sunday.
In order to make the passenger
service more satisfactory, it Is proposed to have the Guichon local train
meet the through Great Northern
train at Colebrook, going to New
Westminster, so that the passengers
may transfer to the through line and
arrive in town much earlier. In
this way the local train could spend
more time with the freight without
inconveniencing the passengers.
On the return journey the schedule
win be so arranged that the four
o'clock train leaving Vancouver will
meet the Guichon local train at Colebrook. This will allow Delta residents more time in Vancouver to
transact their business.
The company also agreed to
remedy the crossings which were
in bad repair. The opinion was also
expressed that the need of a passenger agent at Ladnet. was becoming
very evident. It Is expected that a
local man will be appointed lo that
At  Last Sitting of  Delta Municipal
Council���Other  Routine .
With a full council present with
the exception of Reeve Benson, the
Delta municipal council near the
close of their session last Saturday
adopted the following unanimous
resolution: "The municipal council
in handing the keys of the magistrate's department in the new municipal hal| to Police Magistrate John
At   Entertainment   on   Friday���Enthusiastic Audience���East
Delta Talent.
J. W. PIKE & GO.
Poster-Teller Welling Is First to Be | The Repairing of tae Westham Island
Celebrated in Presbyterian i Dyke WiU  Commence
Church in aa Years, -Shortly.
One  of  the   most   successful   and      The marriage of Miss Emma Fos-
enjoyable concerts held In Delta for ter, of Ladner, daughter of Mr. and
some   time   past   was   given   by   the' -_.���    --   .-,    .,    .        ,     _,      .  ,.
members of the choir of St. Stephen's, Mr8'  T'  W'  ~'08ter'  to  Mr'  Artnur
church, East Delta, on Friday, 21st  Teller, of Point Roberts, WaBh., took
inst., in the church building. The
programme, rendered entirely by
local talent, would lose nothing by
comparison with similar affairs previously produced In the district, the
steady   rounds   of   applause   which
McKee,  J.P.,   wish   to   express  their I marked the conclusion of each num
continued confidence in him as police
magistrate for the municipality, notwithstanding the anonymous correspondent signed "Ladner" in the Issue
of the Delta Times, February  15th.
The Delta Temporary Loan Bylaw, 1913, by which the municipality
expect to raise $30,000, passed its
third reading. The road estimates
for 1913 amounting to $26,000, were
also passed. Dr. J. Kerr Wilson was
appointed to the office of medical
health officer for the municipality,
and Mr. H. A. MacDonald was given
the office of assessor at a salary of
$300 for the year.
A communication from the Union
of British Columbia Municipalities.
asking for the annual subscription,
and notifying the municipality of the
various matters whiwi ,were being
taken before the municipal department of the government, was received. The clerk, N. A. McDiarmid,
was authorized to pay the annual
The usual monthly accounts were
ber, showing that the audience appreciated the efforts of the various
artists.       East    Delta    attended   en
place on Feb. 19th, in the Presbyterian church. Ladner, the Rev. J, J.
Hastie officiating.
Miss Grace Gray, Ladner, and Miss
M. Elsinor, ot Point Roberts, acted
as bridesmaids, and Mr. William Tel-
er and George Elsinor, both of Point
Roberts, supported the groom.    Lit-
masse, while quite a number of Lad- i tie Miss Evelyn Foster aetod as ring
ner   people   took   advantage   of   the
mild night.
The quartettes were especially
fine, showing that much time hail
been spent In preparation.    A violin
bearer, and Miss Alfreda Guichon
was flower girl. The church was
beautifully decorated for the occasion   with  ivy and pink carnations.
solo by Miss Hull was much appre-1 Mr. Bishop, of the Royal Bank, play-
elated and the artist graciously re-|ed Lohengrin's wedding march, and
sponded to repeated encores. A!
patriotic  chorus    and    tableau   com
pleted the night's amusement.    The
Mr.   B.  H.   Weare     ushered      the
guests   to   their   respective    places.
tableau, which represented Canada, The brid9 wore lvo,^ cre"e lle cnene
presenting Great Britain (Britannia),0���,1* Pln.lt moussellne and trimmed
With a dreadnought, was undertaken : with Chantllly 'fce ������d a bodice
by Miss May Kittson (Canada) and made ,n the semi-bertha style. She
Miss   Lily  Huff   (Britannia).       The!carried  a ^oiKitict  of   white    roses
i and lilies of the valley.    The travel-
scene  was very  effective  and  found
favor  with   the  audience.
No charge for admission was made,
but  a  collection   for  the  purpose  of!
raising  funds   to  liquidate  the  debt, bouquets of pink carnations.
The Vancouver Province has this
editorial comment on the assistance
granted by the government to the
Ladner-Woodward's Landing ferry
"The announcement that the government has  voted  $39,000   for the
establishment   of   a   first-class   ferry
service between  Woodward's Slough
and   Ladner,   will   ne   welcome  news
to the farmers of the Delta and also
to the citizens of Vancouver.    It is
obvious that easy communication between a centre for agricultural produce,   such   as   Ladner,  and  a  centre
for the consumption of that produce
such as Vancouver, Is likely to prove
a boon.    People that desired to visit
I.adner have been obliged, except for
a  period  last  summer, to go all Ihe
way    round    by   Sleveston    or   N^w
Westminster,   which  entailed  a  long
journey with  many changes,     The
new ferry will provide a route direct
to the centre of Vancouver city from
I.adner,   almost    as   the   crow   files,
i The vote will provide a good steamer
and   wharfage  on   both   sides  of  the
j river.    Willi   a   good   road   through
[ South Vancouver and over the North
l Arm, a proper automobile service to
meet the ferry might be established.
I Everything that can be done to link
J up  the  agricultural   districts   round
I Vancouver   with  Ihe city  Will  prove
a   blessing   In    many   ways.      The
bridge  over  the   Pitt   Hlver   Is  another   link   that    wllh    good    roads
should prove of Inestimable value In
the not far distant future."
In the estimates presented to the
provincial legislature on Monday It
is noted that the estimated expenditure this year will amount to $12,-
769,010, while the revenue will approximate $10,326,085.
Tax Reform.
A loss of revenue to the amount
of $350,000 ls involved In this departure. The minister also announced that It was the Intention of the
government In two years' time to
exempt improvements from taxation;
ln four years to abolish the tax on
personal property and re-arrange
the incidence of Income tax, endeavoring as far as possible to adopt the
whole of the recommendations of the
Royal Commission on Taxation, the
aim being to reach a point where
direct taxation would be eliminated
and provincial revenues obtained
from the natural resources of the
���KaiiLooo for Agriculture,
In the analysis of the budget, Mr.
Ellison stated that the various votes
for the purposes of agriculture outside of the vote for the administrative staff amounted to roundly $ 1_G ..-
000, the largest sum yet voted to this
end. This does not include $26,000
for bounties on wild animals.
incurred by the installation of elec
trie light into the church, was taken.
The large crowd responded generously, and the magnificent sum of
$55 was collected. The B.C.E.R.
kindly cblftfected the lighting system
(luring the afternoon, and electricity
for the first time lighted up the interior of  St.   Stephen's  church.
Mr. W. Smillle made a capable
chairman, and Miss M. Kittson an
efficient accompanist.
Refreshments were served at the
close of, the programme and the
gathering dispersed after singing the
national anthem.
Under the heading "Richmond Circuit," the following report of the
development of Methodism in Richmond municipality ls reported In the
Western Methodist Recorder:
"The work on the Richmond Circuit ls developing very rapidly and
Methodism is endeavoring to meet
the many new needs that demand
"The  Steveston   church   property, 1^"
which hitherto had been in the hands'
ling suit was of gray tweed with hat
and furs to match. The bridesmaids,
who  were  dressed   in  pink,  carried
little  ring   bearer   and   flower   girl
wore pale blue mousseline, made in
Kato Greenaway style.    After    the
ceremony the bridal party repaired
to the home of the bride's parents on
Delta street, where    the      wedding
breakfast was served.    During    the ,
breakfast a congratulatory telegram !
was  received  from  a sister of  the i
bridegroom in Rossland.   The gift of j
the groom to the bride was a band- '
some pearl necklace;  to the brides- |
maids, pearl pins; to the ring bearer |
and flower girl, gold bracelets, and ,
to the best men, signet stick pins. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Teller, parents of the
groom, presented the couple with a ,
cheque for a thousand dollars; Mr.
and Mrs. Foster, a Maison & Rlsch
piano.    Many other beautiful    and
valuable presents   were     received,
among which was that from the local
Presbyterian  church    Session,  who
presented the bride with    a Bible,
his being the first wedding ln Che
church  for  22  years.     During    the
afternoon Messrs. A. Davie, A. Paterson  and Rev.  J. J. Hastie    made
short and appropriate addresses congratulating the    happly    couple    on
behalf      of     their      many     friends
the   municipality.      The   happy
...... .    . .      ,       , couple left for Portland, Astoria and
of the Missionary  Society   has been g      FrnIU,isr0.    0n thelr rPturn they
* '   ���������  ��� Board of Trustees,'
their     home     in     Point
It Is rumored in Ladner lhat the
Dominion government will commence
work on the damming of Tamboline
Slough, which divides Westham Island In two equal parts, In the course
of a month.
satisfied, on tlle evidence, that, plaintiff's Iobs  would  be, at  least,  $300.
"Pain nnd suffering are of greater
difficulty to estimate,, yet they are
Important factors. After the very
best consideration I have been able
to give to lt, I think the minimum
I should allow on that head is
The award with medical fees totalled $638.
Mr. H. L Edmonds, of Whiteside
& Edmonds, represented plaintiff.
Mr. J. 8. Potter, for Adam 8. Johnston, appeared  for defendant.
Defendant's counsel state the ease
will be sppp-.'ed.
The following I- from ths Saltcoats
tSask.) Herald, regarding the
death of Colonel Henry George Gore-
Browiy V.C., J.P., who is a brother
of Mr. E. S. Browne, of the Delta
"It Is with profound regret that
we have to chronicle the death of
Col. Henry George Gore-Browne,
V.C., J.P., which occurred suddenly
yesterday (Friday) dt his residence,
Monteagle, Shanklln, The news of
the sad event has caused a great
sense of loss In all parts of the Wight,
where lhe gallant officer wns so well
known, so much liked, and so greatly
admired, not only for his splendid
record as a patriot, but for his many
estimable qualities as a innn. Thfl
gallant. Colonel, we understand, attended a sitting of the Income Tax
Commissioners on Thursday. He
had been engaged throughout yesterday morning with his correspondence,
and a mass of letters lay on his table
before him. He was explaining u
plan to Capt. Renwlck, his nephew,
when he suddenly exclaimed "Oh
dear," put Ills hand to Ills heart, ar(l
almost Immediately breathed his
last���he had died at hls post, dutiful
soldier that he was The deceased
was born at Roscommon, Ireland, on
Septomber 20, 1830, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and
at Sandhurst. In 1885 he was gazetted to the Duke of Cornwall's 3 2nd
Light Infantry; he was one of the
I.urknow i?arrlson, June to November, 1857. nnd at the time of his
death was one of the only two surviving officers of that regiment that
formed the original garrison In defending Lucknow during Its historic
siege. He was frequently mentioned
in despatches, was twice wounded,
received the thanks of the Com-
mandor-inChlef and Governor-General of India; was promoted to a
company for service in the field, and
gained the Victoria Cross and Indian
Mutiny medal and clasp. In his last
public speech delivered at Shanklln,
Col. Gore-Browne referred with justifiable pride and satisfaction to the
fact that 50 years ago he served
under Lord Roberts���this being a
reference In honor of the 80th birthday of the venerable Fleld-Mtrshal.
���!-!e ��f VT'gtt Co::-.���;.-  ":*.���....'���
turned over to a ouaiu ul  -iu_icy_, i w.jj   )m.,|%i,
and more attention  will be given t0|Robertg
its  improvement.
"The   Richmond  church   property,! _
which had a debt of a few hundred
dollars resting upon it, has been re-
llleved   of  its   burden.    The   salaries' 	
lot the pastor and his assistant have I The people of Delta ure this week
been advanced $100 each this year, i paying tributes to tlle Delta Hoard
A new appointment has been opened | of Trade for the success of Its en-
up at Lulu Station, and services are deavors in two important public mat-
conducted by the Rev. James Lyons, Hers. It. has been ever urgent In ap-
late of Ireland, who is proving him-. pealing to the provincial government
self to be a tower of strength to our for better transportation facilities,
church. At the meeting of the Qnar-iand especially a ferry connecting the
Oificial  Hoard, held _i  Rich- municipality with the markets of th
leriy Uiliciai uouiu, ueiu
mond appointment on the evening of
February 3rd, the pastor, the Rev.
John H. Wright, was thanked for
his work during the year and received the unanimous invitation of
the Board to continue as their pastor for ah-pther year. The Rev. Mr.
Pearson, who bas beeu acting us supply for some months, was cordially
thanked for his work, which has been
of a high order.
"The Ladles' Aid and Epworth
League Social Committee held a
kitchen shower and social evening al
the parsonage on the evening of Jan.
'30th, when a full supply of kltchen-
I ware was donated. Th,. ltev. E. W.
Stapleford paid his annual visit to
this circuit last month, lie Is ul
'ways welcome here, and this year the
people showed their appreciation of
film and the college work by giving
subscriptions fully sixty per cent,
ahead of tho apportionment
"We anticipate another fruitful
year In every branch of Christjpn
That Delta municipality Is
to have communication with
the markets of Vancouver
and also New Westminster
through the operation of a
ferry between Woodwards
and Ladner is now assured.
In the estimates presented to
the provincial legislature on
Monday, an appropriation of
$39,000 Is made for the establishment of this transportation service. It is understood that this estimate Includes the appropriation for
the building of suitable
wharves at both I.adner and
Woodwards. It is also noted
that an appropriation of $94.-
000 has been made for the
construction of roads In the
Delta district.
cities on the northern side of the
river. 'No organization In the municipality has sought more ardently
for a better service on the Guichon
branch of the Groat Northern Railway than has the Board of Trade.
This week In the government estimates presented before the legislature, an appropriation of $'!!i,(inn bas
been named for the building audi
equipment Ot a ferry between l.ndnerj
and Woodwards. It bas also reaped
tiie  result  of its  labors  In  obtaining
promised satisfaction from tha Great
Northern     Itallway    Company.        Itsj
function in the municipality Is no
longer doubtful, it bas asaeued
Itself with no uncertain sound to the'
Helta municipality ns a progressive'
public spirited body working for the
public welfare. In the days that are
to come will not many a son of this
agricultural municipality remember
with pride thnt It was the Delta
Hoard of Trade who secured the
Woodward's ferry and thus opened
a more direct highway to the produce
markets In Now Westminster and
The completion of the Westham
Island dyke and the repairs necessitated through the heavy storm which
ravaged the municipality in the first
week of January will be commenced
in the course of a few days by
Messrs. J. W. Pike & Co., drainage
contractors, of New Westminster. A
dredge will be consigned by them to
provide material for the construction
work. This dyke was almost completed when the heavy seas of the
January storm swept Ihe Island and
broke down the freshly completed
barrier, Inundating a portion of the
The greater part of the island waa
settled some twenty-five years ago,
and at that time the farmers constructed small dykes by hand. These
dykes, of necessity, were constructed
sufficiently far Inland to materially
reduce the power of the wash of the
seas, but even then the dykes were
occasionally broken by winter storms.
This usually Subjected the land to
the overflow of the tides and consequently caused damage to the crops
and occasioned a further "souring"
of the land. The new dyke extends
aion**- the edge of the marsh from
Tamboline Slough to Robertson
Slough, which it follows about 2000
feet to the old dyke of the Island.
Being much farther out to sea a considerable acreage was thus enclosed,
and the dyke had to be more strongly
constructed in order to resist the
wash of from 20 to 60 miles of open
Commenting on this dyke under
the headline of "Dyking at the mouth
of the Fraser," the Mining and Engineering Record  states:
"Westham Island consists of���1st,
a surface deposit of approximately
four feet of fine river'sediment left
by the muddy water of the Fraser
River after the .and bar began to
support vegetation, underneath
which is fine river sand to a depth
of hundreds of feet. As this river
sand moves with great ease In water,
it was looked upon as a most unsatisfactory dyking material. The surface deposit ls, however, Ideal for
the purpose, and has been used
wherever possible, and Invariably .of
the face of the dyke. As any breaking of the four foot cover might
allow seepage through the sand
under the dyke, during high tide,
and thus produce a sand boll, all
materials were borrowed from a
dredge cut on the outside, thus preserving the clay cover Intact on the
"The height, of the dyke varies
from 6 feet to 9 feet, with occasional
portions somewhat higher, and is 6
feet wide on top. Four automatic
timber sluice gates placed In the
channels of small sloughs supply winter drainage for the Island and prevent flooding by the tide. These
open with falling of the tide, and
close of their own weight when the
waiter from the outside begins to
rise against them."
The plans for this work were
drawn by Elliott & Co., of Vancouver,
although most of the actual work was
done by Messrs. Huff and Company,
nf Ladner and bv mmssvs ,i w. Pike
& Co., of New Westminster. 'lhe
���latter company expect to recommence
operations In  a few days.
A very enjoyable evening was spent
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. A.
McKee, on Thursday, the 20th Inst.,
when some forty of their friends
gathered lo a surprise party. Progressive whist occupied the greater
portion of the evening's entertainment!    Mr. Alex. Paterson won the
gentleman's prize, and Mrs. II. N.
1'iili the lady's prize, and Miss Jessie
Mclnnls anil Mr. .las. Davies were
successful lu securing "booby" prizes.
After refreshments, dancing was enjoyed until an early hour, when It
was unanimously voted that a most
delightful time had been spent. ���<
An Increase In both supply and
demand characterized every depart-1
ment of the regular weekly market;
In New Westminster on Friday
morning. Eggs especially were to be |
had in plenty, soiling for from 35c.
to 40c. during the morning with
a tendency toward a further weakening In price, lt is expected that
they will sell for 2Gc. and SOc. shortly. Prices remained steady In the
poultry, meat.und flsh departments
and a slight decrease In value was
noted In the vegetable department.
Potatoes were Belling for from 65c
to 70c. per sack or from $10 to $12
per ton. For the first time In
moiftbs n small supply of red spring
salmon were offered and found a
ready demand at 20c. per pound, or
two pounds for 35c. The supply of
fresh white spring salmon waa larger, hence the price asked was 15c.
ner nound.    Butter    sflll    remains
Death removed one more pioneer
of the district when Michael Slleoh,
of Port Guichon, passed away at his
home on Thursday, February 20th.
Mr. Sllech, who has resided continuously ln the district during the
past 25 years, hnd been troubled with
asthma during the past few years.
This affection finally resulted In his
death. He was born In Austria, and
like most of his compatriots, engaged
In the fishing industry on coming to
this country. He leaves a widow and
u large family to mourn hls loss.
The funeral was held from the
Roman Catholic church, Port Guichon, on Saturday morning, many
residents of the Delta following the
remains to their last resting plMe
as a fitting tribute to one who was
generally   respected.
OOO'O'OO'CCOO OOOQOOO -),-icadi    at 40c. p-_r pound
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. Holllngsworth, of the Water-
works. East Delta, will regret to
learn of the death of their Infant
child, last Tuesday, In the Vancouver General Hospital. The funeral
took nl&co In Vow Wes'mlnofer on
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Hon. W. J. Bowser Outlines What Is
Being Done in This Respect
By Government.
Capital Aathorised
Capital Paid Up ...
VICTORIA, Feb. 26.���That considerable advances have been made
flrst in outlining the life history of
the Pacific Coast salmon and, second,
in so encouraging the entrance by
���white fishermen into the fishing industry of this coast that ultimately
prosperous settlements of British
stock may dot the Western Coast
of Canada, are the two outstanding
and salien! featuree of tbe report
of Hon. W. J, Bowser, commissioner
of fisheries tor British Columbia to
tin- Legislature.
The report with Its appendices Is
more voluminous than In formi r
years. In its course ii details the
fact that for the fiscal year ending
March ;il lasi, British Columbia
headed all the provinces of the Dominion in its iislu-ry products and '
briefly points out that the strategic
advantage which its geographical
position lends it, In exploiting the
great banks of food fishes which liej
to the westward and north of this I
country. The entry of various
strong companies into the deep sea
fisheries is welcomed because already
exploitation of these water areas has
begun on the part of Japan although
the ports of British Columbia are
nearer and more accessible.
More Food  Fishes.
Hon.   Mr.   Bowser   urges   greater'
efforts to Introduce to Pacific Coast
waters   various   food   fishes   not   al- I
ready  here,  animadverting    to    the
history of the acclimatization of the
���had   through  efforts   made  In   California.      A step  In  this direction  is
already   being  taken     through     the,
-concerted   efforts   of   -province   a,nd
Dominion anil the resultant fry from
two shipments of whiteflsh  totalling!
8,600,000   will   be  planted   in   lakes1
tributary to the Fraser.     Incidental- -
ly the commissioner urges an effort
to establish the lobster on this coast
and affirms his belief that this can
best   lie   done   by   the   erection   of   a
hatchery where millions of fry might
be propagated from eggs brought to
this coast.
The paragraphs dealing with tho
research work of Dr. C. II. Gilbert,
of Stanford University, who was engaged hy the department to continue
his research into lhe life history of
the salmon as revealed by the examination beneath the microscope of
its scales, are amongst the most interesting in the report.
The results to date of these re-
eearches are summed as follows:
Tiie sockeye spawn normally either
in the fourth or fifth year, the
spring salmon In its fourth, fifth,
sixth or seventh year, the female of
each species being preponderatingly
four-year fish.
The young of both sockeye and
spring salmon may migrate seaward
shortly after hatching or may reside in fresh water until their second
spring. Those of the llrst type grow-
more rapidly than the second but
are subject to greater dangers ami
develop proportionately fewer adults.
C'oho salmon spawn normally only
ln their third year. Tim young migrate either as fry or as yearlings
but adults are developed almost exclusively from those that migrate as
Dog balmon mature normally
either in their third, fourth or fifth
years, the humpback always in their
second year. The young of bcth
species pass to sea as soon ,.s they
nre free swimming,
VVhal  Grilse .Are.
Th,- term grilse as used for Pacific Coast salmon signifies 011-
Bplcuously undi rBlzed hsh Which
sparingly accompany the spawning
run. They are precociously dj^eloped In advlncs Of bhe normal spawning period of the species. So far as
known the grilse of teh spring salmon. 1 oho ami dog salmon are exclusively males, of tbe sockeyl almost 1 xclusively males except In iheir
second or third year, of Ihe coho or
dog salmon in their second year,
Dr. Gilbert,  with  Mr. J,  P.  BaJb-
cock,   ��im ie  r -in 1 n   tn  the  department '1H assistant to ihe commissioner is noted, also conducted an invesil
gation ol the salmon fishing on Swift-
cure   Banks and   lhe  Cape  flattery
region where salmon of all vurlrl.Qs
are taken i>y purse seine bu I 11 oil
ing.    Their most important il Bcovery
was of feeding sockeye with ths ten
sequent  deduct inn  that  1 he ii 1- koj b
does not set off for some II ita il re
linn  �� bi ii- be spends hls .li up 11.1
���xlsteni a fattening on some 1 yiter
. ii,-  food,    They formulate the op ������
ion thai the young sockeye on  _ui
ing i.m  the si raits wander far 11 >i
wide   probably   making   fi    an like
dispersal  from  the  iiioulhs  0!   llu-ir
native streams and s reverse moie
r.n-nt   as  spawnig  time  appron :hi*s,
The   food  detected .by  .Mem.-i.  <:i-
hi-i'   end   Babcock   was  a   'orin   -if
Following tbe Ousters,
The  acquisition,     by arrangement
with the Dominion, of the sole right I
to lease for oyster culture consuunna- |
ted during the year was accompanied j
by an Investigation of the clam and I
oyster areas conducted  for the department   by   Will   l'\  Thompson,  an
expert   in  tins  branch  of  research.
Tiie services of Dr. Gilbert and Mr.
Thompson have again been retained
and also those of Dr. Joseph Staf
ford of McQlll University, whose recent Investigations into the embryology   of  the   oyster     have     aroused
vim h comment,
Important    as   have   been   the   researches   conducted   by   the   depart
luicklr ��top��  cn-ichi,  cutr��  colds, and   hen'-
UK throat snd tuat. ���� ~~111**
The Royal Bank of Canada
I-acorpoM-ed IMS
Aggregate Assets, On* Hundred and Seventy-Five Million
1 Dollar*.
It la tbe aim ef tbe management of this Bank; to make every a*
poaitor welcome, aad to give tbe best possible attention to his flnaatli
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upwards
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May 31st ant
November SOth each year.
II. F. BISHOP. Manac*k�� bABNKH, R. c.
fxmwrr ott r#�� mm
ffo>/A. CAPrJcorr as
Iff ff/J JYAM).    WJ JODTT,
/j j��fff off-��xrwv��'zzrn
ment, equally tnjportant changes in
regulations have' been eifected by
consultation between the Dominion
and provincial departments.
Following a conference ln Ottawa
last spring W. A. Foun-u, superintendent of fisheries for the Dominion,
nud D, N. Mclntyre. deputy coniini
sioner of fisheries for the province,
visited and reported upon conditions
in the fishing districts of Northern
British Columbia. They recommended that In each area certain salmon
fishing licenses be reserved for white
men with a view to encouraging
white settlement in the north.
Hon. Mr. Bowser, conferring with
Hon. ;\lr. Hazen, minister of marine
and fisheries, the two departments
accepted the suggestion and it is expected that many white settlers of a
desirable class will ultimately connect themselves with the exploitation of this source of wealth.
The result of the recent conferences between a committee of state
senators appointed by Hon. M, 1".
Hay, governor of Washington and the j
officials of the provincial fisheries I
department, are also detailed by Mr.
Bowser, The committee agrees to
recommend a longer weekly close
season on Puget Sound, giving forty-!
eight hours a week protection, adequate patrols and methods of closing
traps, provided the Canadian ^)u-i
thortties will give an equally long
closed season, commencing twenty-
Tour hours later than the Washington season.
Summary of Buck.
The report contains the usual summing up of the salmon pack of the
province. This was exceptionally
encouraging in the case of the Fraser, where the :ockeye pack was the
best ot many off-years. The spawning beds, too, of the upper Fraser
were more adequately needed than
in other off years.
The Skeena run of sockeye was
somewhat disappointing, showing a
falllng-off while the spawning beds
also were not stocked as fully as-desirable.
Rivers Inlet shows an increase in
its pack and large number of srwkeyo
reai Ind the spawning areas above.
The Naas catch was qutte satisfactory. Reference is made to the fact
that the offt-WS of the department
were successful In locating a lake,
larger than any previous reported In
the catchment of this river, which the
salmon reach. The construction by
the provincial department of a fisb-
w.iy to accelerate the progress of the
salmon In MezlAden lake is also referred to,
/vii investigation of the source of
Biioffly of CihIi for the fresh ttsh markets of the chief coast cities was
also conducted. The department dls-
covered that these were mostly In
the hands of Japanese and lhat their
supr ecy had been attalnod through
the fart, that by do operation they1
could assure the dealers a constant
supply and at the some time pre
vented  lhe markets being glutted.
The appendices lo the report in-
1 hide a report on llie offshore salmon fishing or Swlfteure Hanks by
Dr. Gilbert and c. P, Babcock; a
paper by Dr. Gilbert on the life history  or  the  salmon   as   disclosed   hy
the examination or the scales; the
paper on the oyster by Dr Stafford,
reprinted by courtesy or thS Commission on Conservation; reports on
Ihe spawning grounds ot the l-'raser
by Mr, .1. P, Babcock and on the
.,', j nin ��� i��� ,1 of the Skeena, Rivers
inlet, and ths Nans by the fishery
overseers of these districts.
Unfurling the British flag on the
"Terra Nova." The group of pictures
above include Captain Sco'.t's wife
and his son, Peter, the little chap
whose only thought of his father
during most of his life has been to
take his father's photograph to bed
with him at night "to keep daddy
warm." It also shows the occasion
of the official blessing at the start
of Scott's last expedition. Capt. Scott
may be seen with his s^raw hat In his
hand, while his wife smile*1 at her
husband's distinction.
We represent the largest and strongest companies
of Canada and England���FIRE, LIFE, ACCIDENT
Real Estate.
Loans.   Insurance.
TTPs jcott.
Will  lie Entirely Under Anspb es of
Canadian Government-��� Arrangements Concluded.
OTTAWA, Feb. 24���Arrsngem. n 5
have been effected whereby Mr.
Stefansson, the explorer who disci -
ered the white Eskimo, v.lll RO t( the
northern end of the continent under
the direct auspices and control of the
Canadian'government, Mr. Stefani-
V>on on two former expeditions was
under American auspices. Premier
Borden bus written to the American
Museum of National History and tin-
Nat lonal Geological Society, the organizations which have been backing
him, thanking them for their courtesy in foregoing their claim to share
In his explorations, and for tho aid
they have given Stefansson in the
past, 'l'he Canadian government, ho
says, feels that It would be more suitable if the present expedition were
conducted entirely at the expense of
the government more Immediately
Interested and if It sails under the
flag of the country which Is to he
explored, Ths Premier adds thai he
would welcome the scjentiflc co-oper
atlon of the two societies.
Mr, Stefansson's earlier expeditions
Were made from Canada.
The plan for the coining on��� is for
hi in to charter a whaler and proceed
rrom Victoria, B.C., through Behring
SI rait to Herschel Island, and then to
proc I    northward    and    eastward,
when- the seas are comparatively un-
known, Ths expedition will be under
the administration of the Naval Service Department, but several departments will oo-opsrate In It, and one
of iiu- officers in u will have authority to enforce the customs and fishery   regulations  or   Canada   wilh   re
gard to whalers who frequent those
seas. The party will be away for
four years, and the ship is expected
to return to Victoria in the interval
If possible.
Extensive scientific observations
will be taken, including the investigation of minerals, food, fishes, meteorological conditions, tidal phenomena, etc. The scientific collections
will be the property of the Canadian
Siualor Bostock Asks for Papers Regarding  Dismissal  of  Superintendent of Dredges.
OTTAWA, Feb. 21.���ln the Sen-
ato yesterday Senator Bostock moved
fer papers relating to charges made
against .Mr. H, A. Uaylield, superintendent of Dominion dredging in
British Columbia and for a record
Of any investigation. He said that
Mr. Bayfield, who had been chosen
in competition ln 1909, was an engineer wlth,a distinguished record.
His work had been criticized by Mr.
J O. Taylor, M.P., for New West-
ru'nster, so severely that Mr. Bayfield asked Mr. Monk for an Investigation. An engineer from Ottawa,
a Mr. Young, Investigated Mr. Bayfield's work and approved it. An
Investigation by an accountant also
resulted In Mr. Bayfield bolng approved. Then a New Westminster
lawyer was appointed to Inqulro Into
the operations of a snag boat and the
result was that Mr. Bayfield was dls-
mlai'i d Senator Rostock said that
Mi*. Hayfield should bo given the opportunity of clearing himself from
any charges or reflections on bim
COPiequent on bis dismissal. The
motion   for the  papers wns adopted.
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
��lta   Hotel
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. C. Phono 2
AU Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished, Well Heated, Sample Room.    American and European    Plan.      First-class   Culslns.
Prompt 3ervlce.
Best Wines, Liquors ami Oigars. Rates Reasonable.
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
���V-liii-ns. Lath, Saah, Doors Turning! and Houae Flnlahlnji
Phone K 14 Bburns Prompt Delivery by Kail or Scow
Wrecked by Suffragettes
Do-rtWaitTitl Spring
to   get   your   harness   oiled, overhauled and repaired.    Do it now.
Taylor, the Harness Maker
l.ioyd  OoorRo's ronnti-y  reside-.ce, which whk wroOked by bomba. Mrs.
for trial on thi* dtftrge of Inciting BiiffrnRrttcB to this crime.
Pankliiirst   waa   today   committed
Vhe *Delta Vi
SleOO A YEAR   ���.:��= SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1918.
Mr  W. A. Kirkland lost a valu-
ablo horse on TueBday.
The stork visited Mr. and Mrs. R.
p Hanford last Monday, bringing a
baby daughter.	
Miss M. Crawford and Miss Adams,
of New 'Westminster, spent the week
en(j at Erinvale, East Delta.
Mr H. A. MacDonald left for Pprt-
I ind on Tuesday morning on a business trip. It Is expected that he will
return today (Saturday).
Mr Wm. Frederick returned from
Vancouver on Monday after spending
several  days  ln  that  city  on   busi-
II i IB.
Xhe football match, which was to
b-vc been played on Saturday last,
between Westham Island and New
u'eBtmlnster, did not take place.
��. pile driver has beeu employed
al the McLellan Lumber Company's
mill this week driving piles in order
to contain the booms when they are
delivered at the mill.
F .mo further alterations to the
Delta Hotel are now under way. A
tobacco stand has been placed in
the living room of the hotel and the
woodwork is being repainted.
The Westham was In port last
Thursday afternoon bringing coal
from Nanaimo. She returned with
a cargo of 665 sacks of potatoes.
The members of the Delta Municipal Council have been making an
Inspection of the different roads in
the municipality, ln order to ascertain what work Is most urgently
needed during the coming season.
Mr. A. Peterkin preached at the
Baptist church, Crescent Island, last
Sunday, and held special services in
I.adner on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. He also addreB3ed a meeting at the home of Mr. E. Chiddell
on Tuesday evening.
Maple Beach Addition, the old
Tt'halen property at Point Roberts,
Ihe summer home of scores of Lad-
ser people, has been rut into building lots and offered for sale by Curtis & Dorgan, New Westminster,
B. C. ���
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. A. Smith last Sunday.
Reeve Benson has returned from a
visit to California, and Is now ready
to resume his municipal duties.
Dr.'O. Howell V.S., is very busy
these times, aB there is much sickness among the equines. .   .
Visit  McRea's Pool Room!    Full
line  of  pipes,  cigars and  tobaccos.
The Delta branch of the W.C.T.U.
meet at the home of Mrs. F. Cullls,
Westham street, next Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock.
Miss Alice Thirkle entertained a
party of friends on Friday evening
last at her home, Fairview Road.
Dancing and music were enjoyed
until a late hour.
In the government estimates recently presented to the legislature o!
the provincial government, it i_
noted that the sum of $-180 was appropriated  to the Ladner ferry.
II has been rumored In I.adner
that the Great Northern Railway
Company are about to recommence
the Port Guichon-Victoria freighter,
A gang of men have been employed
during the week in laying crushed
rock paths around the local municipal hall. It is understood that the
grounds will be levelled and improved shortly.
At the close of the Baptist Sabbath School last Sunday afternoon,
the secretary-treasurer, Mrs. H.
Lewis, Was the recipient of two handsome wedding presents from the officers and members of the school.
One was a handsome silver inkstand,
the other being a silver dinner bell.
It is stated in South Vancouver
that the government have consented
to contribute $160,000 towards the
��� oat of laying a permanent pavement
on Fraser Avenue, which it is expected will be the main highway to
the Delta when the Ladner-Wood-
ward ferry Is in operation.
The cantata, "The New Minister,"
which is being prepared by the Epworth League of the Methodist
church, will probably be rendered
about the middle of March. The
young people are reported to be making rapid progress with the preparation of their parts.
SEEDS.���Timothy and Clover, Rye
Grass, Seed Oats. H. N. Rich, agent.
Brackman-Ker Milling Co. has the
usual assortment, and Mr. Rich ls
also instructed to place a quantity
of the new Victory Oats among the
Delta farmers on usual terms. Samples may be seen at his office.
Exactly ten years ago this month
potatoes were selling for $5 a ton
on account of the superabundant
supply. According to the old-timers
the Delta farmers that year lost
heavily, many of them allowing their
potatoes to rot in the pits rather
than sell at such a low price.
Mr. Jas. Fleck, who has been a
resident of Ladner during the past
two years, is leaving shortly for the
East, where he intends entering the
jewelry business. Mr. Fleck has
gained a large circle of friends during his stay here, and will carry
with him the best wishes of the community for a prosperous and happy
ltev. ('. Wellesley Whittaker leaves
for Vernon and other up-country
points next week to take part in a
*. nm Lor of Sunday school conventions
which are to be held under the atis-
i'lrps of lite. B.C. Sunday School Association. Rev. Mr. Whittaker is su-
i rlnlendent of the temperance department of that body.
After the  usual Wednesday  even-
g  prayer   Bervlce   which   was  held
the  Hnptlst church, the members
Hie   congregation   presented   Mr.
' Mr    Hartford Lewis with a hand
me Westminster  chimes clock  as
wedding fjift.     in making thp prestation the  pastor,    Rev.  Blunden,
pressed the hope that the harmony
tho chimes  might  be  typical of
Ir  married   life.    MrB.   Lewis  ex-
eBBed her appreciation of the hand-
me gift and the. love which had ac-
ated  the members of the church
iheir generosity.
i - ri
i - d
��e of the bept Bales of the year
held last Wednesday afternoon
he ranch of Mr. Thos. Thirkle.
'view Road, who has recently
"I bia farm lo Mr. Frank Mtll-
f Mr. II. N. Rich, the auc-
i er.  found   a  ready sale for tho
'- and (arming Implements which
offered, in all the total pro-
approximated $2700. Cattle
iged $ I ia.no while horses were
for from $140 to $297.50. The
Ing machinery, which was all In
1 "lid     condition,     brought     full
Dr. Spencer, late superintendent of
the Local Option League of British
Columbia, now superintendent of the
Social Service League for the four
western provinces of Canada, will
give his well-known lecture, "Get on
the Water Wagon," in the local Baptist church, on Friday evening. Feb.
14th. A collection will be taken to
defray  the  expenses  of  the  lecture.
The new arrivals at tlle Delta
Hotel this week are: T. G. Challis.
Vancouver; T. Keogh, Vancouver; L.
Simpson. California; W. T. Jackson,
Vancouver; T. Deane, Vancouver; E.
Murchle, New Westminster; J, Crispin. New Westminster; W. H. Dur-
and. Vancouver; R. G. Hutcherson.
Vancouver; A. V. Lang, Vancouver;
C. T. Robertson, Vancouver; A. P.
Baxter, Vancouver; W. S. Barnes,
Vancouver; D. A. Young. Vancouver;
John Elliott, Vancouver; A. Wright.
Vancouver; F. W. Strenber, Victoria;
G. W. Itentley, Vancouver.
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O                         o
O What   Our   Near   Neighbors O
O Are  Doing,   Have   Done,   Or O
O Intend to Do. O
As Boon as the New Westminster
council was assured of an order-ln-
council granting the city of New
(Westminster the extension of foreshore rlghta necessary to enahle them
to Widen ^ont Street, Mayor Gray
has been authorised to sign the contract with the, firm of Waugh, Llse-
ner and Bailey for piling on Front
street out t0 the new harbor line.
The contract Ib for $102,000, while
the filling in will be done by day
labor. The piling will extend from
Eighth street to the Market wharf,
a distance of seventeen hundred feet,'
and Mayor Gray expects that work!
will be under way by the middle of
March. Three shifts of men will be'
employed so that there will be no
let up on this big job during the
whole twenty-four hours.
It will only be a few days before
the actual construction work of the
various   C.N.R.    buildings    at    Port
Mann   is   commenced.    It   is   under-,
stood that the roundhouse and other,
buildings will   be  begun  during  the'
first   week   of   March.    Already   the;
steel turntable an'1  other equipment!
for the roundhouse has arrived. I
Further unofficial announcement
has been made that the Canadian
Northern Railway dock at Port Mann
will be extended from one thousand
feet to a full mile in length. Work
will probably He begun this spring
so that the dock can be ready for
completion of the road this fall. The
depot which will be built near Bon
Accord Square is expected to cost
Christian   Endeavor  Society   Decide
Th*. " oi -...
Allowed to Vote.
An excellent debate was held on
Wednesday evening in the local
MethodiBt church under tha Citizen-,
ship Department of the Epworth
League, on the suffrage qnestio ,
Messrs. Clark and McLeod, th.i
judges, after considerable though*.,
gave their decision in favor ot
women's right .to vote.'. , j
Misses Hutcherson, Greta Gillan |
ders, Mrs. CUllls ,and "Leckle Davin j
'upheld that women should be allowed to vote, while Mies' Vera Gillanders, Mrs. E. Brodie, and Messrs.
J. Kirkland and Ray Hutcherson
spoke for the negative. A good
audience was present and throughout
the meeting manifested interest and
even  enthusiasm  at times.
A   wedding   of   much   interest   to
Delta residents took place at Vancou-i
ver   on   Thursday   afternoon   when.
Miss Mary Templeton and Mr. James
Laurie were united in  the bonds of
matrimony,    Mr.  Laurie has rented!
a portion of^ the  Paterson  farm  and
built   a  home  on  the   Smith    road,1
where   tin*   happy   couple   intend   to;
reside on their return.
Report has been received in Delta
that the marriage of Miss Maude
Kirkland, second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Kirkland, of Westham
Island, to Mr. Archibald Cameron, of
Quesnel, took place at Quesnel on
Thursday  evening  last at  7.30  p.m.
Industrial developments at Port
Mann are also promised. The announcement has been made that the^
Imperial Car Manufacturing Com-!
pany of Pittsburg will shortly erect
a large plant with an Initial capacity
of ten steel freight cars per day.
The same company, it is understood,
has a contract with the Canadian
Northern Railway to supply five
thousand freight cars at the rate of
one thousand a year for the next
five years.
The International Milling Company of Indianapolis, which it iB said
will erect an export flour mill at the
new townBite, will have a daily capacity of five hundred barrels.
Divisional Engineer W. G. Swan
has announced the names of
the sixteen stations which will be
established on the Canadian Northern Railway between Yale and Port
Mann. Commencing with Port
Mann and running eastward, the
names of the stations will be; Port
Mann, Langley, Glen Valley, Mount
Lehman, Matsqui, Sumas, Mountain,
Chilliwack, Rosedale, Popcum, St.
Elmo, Flood, Hope, Trafalgar, and
Yale. These stations will be situated at an average distance of five
miles apart.
The organization meeting of the
Shamrock Lacrosse Club of East
Delta will take the form of a smoker
social, to be held In the old school
house on Wednesday, March ith.
The prospects for a successful season
are very bright, and Kasl Delia en-
thuslastfl expect to see the McKenzie
cup In their hands after the final
game of the season has been played.
Tho president, Mr. It. Kittson, extends B hearlyinvitallon to llie members Of the  Heaver and   Maple   Leaf
clubs to attend their meeting on Wednesday night,
At the annual meeting of the
Board of Trade, Mr. Martin Monk
pointed out the value of this canning industry to tt)e Fraser river.
On the Fraser, he said, $1,000,000
must have been paid for fish alone
laBt year, exclusive of halibut. He
also pointed out some terrible examples of waste In connection with the
salmon fishing industry, stating that
It was the custom of the canneries
to limit the catch of each boat, but
that very often, thP fishermen not
knowing this limit, would catch too
many fish, and when tho canners refused to buy them, would throw
them into tbe water again. To avoid
this scandalous procedure, he recommended that the Fishing Board or
Fishing Inspector open or close the
season at will. Thus if the canners
have enough fish on hand to lust
them twenty-four hours, fishing
could be stopped for a few hours
and Instead of being caught and
thrown away the salmon could pas-i
up to the spawning grounds.
Unless ll. C. Fruit Industry is Given
Assistance in Some Form,
States Witness.
OTTAWA, Feb. 26.���That the
duty on American apples be increased from 13 to 35 tents a box and
that the Fruit Marks Act be enforced against them as rigorously and
effectively as enforced against the
Canadian apples, was a recommenda-
tloa made to the committee on Agriculture yesterday by W. S. Foggo, a
director and member of the executive committee of the British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association.
"We have in our province all the
elements of a crisis at the present
time," said Mr. Foggo, "and unless
we get assistance fruit growing in
British Columbia is in a perilous
state." The planting of orchards,
he said, took place largely from
1905 to 1910, the settlement resulting from publicity given by the
governments. On a conservative estimate there had been an investment made of over $30,000,000 and
only now are the orchards beginning
to produce. Thus far, the growers
had been living on their capital and
it had been a Bevere struggle for
them. This was the first year when
there was a crop to dispose of In
the general markets. Mr. Foggo
pointed out that prices were bad this
year. "Our market that we counted on has been swamped by American consigned goods," he said. The
Canadian Marks Act, he added, was
working a hardship to British Columbia growers because the American grower was not bound by it in
any way.
To the Editor:���That letter of
!** ie seems to have stirred up C, C.
li.yle, M.A., J.P., Alberta, so in reply
1 .vould say that I have resided in
I :i.lner some years previous to his
-.rtvent, and hope to reside here long
filter he has gone. Now let me ask
Mr, Hoyle: Do you reside here otherwise than temporarily Do you own
a home or any property here? Did
you ever pay a cent of taxes to the
Delta Municipality?
I think that "No" will answer all
these questions, and yet you have
the unblushing effrontery to try and
call down on a municipal matter, one
who Is a Ladner voter, and has always kept his taxes (from which the
police magistrate's stipend is drawn)
paid up. So when you qualify as a
taxpayer to our municipality It will
be time enough for you to meddle
In  municipal affairs.
As to writing over a nom de plume,
that is done every day by far better
men than either he or 1; neither am
I seeking after notoriety, and I think
that had Mr. Hoyle adopted the same
method his letter would certainly
carry more weight.
I know of one reverend gentleman
not a thousand miles from here who
is a paid contributor to certain
periodicals, but his name is never
published. On matters of puhllc
concern one ratepayer's opinion Is as
good as another's, whether names are
printed or not.
Then such rot about the police
magistrate not being able to defend
himself. If Judge Howay is in the
wrong, why doesn't our police magistrate put him right, or why doesn't
this self-contributed champion do
that much for his friend? But no,
Mr. Hoyle does not touch on the subject matter of "that letter" at all,
and, to me, he seems just over eager
to give his friend a testimonial.
There was nothing in that letter
of mine that could be twisted or
distorted into the personal, and that
is where Chas. C. Hoyle falls down,
for he is evidently unable to distinguish between John McKee and
Police Magistrate John McKee; one
is the individual and the other a paid
public servant.
It was the latter who said "not
guilty," when as Judge Howay Bays
the facts and evidence prove to the
contrary "beyond the shadow of a
doubt." That brings us back to
where we started from. By the way,
Mr. Hoyle, have you heard of a B.C.
magistrate who not long since, when
a summons was applied for against
a certain party, did not give It, saying, "Don't you know that * * ���
is a personal friend of mine?" How
would you reconcile that with his
oath   of   office?
Then another point to be borne in
mind and considered is that "people
who live in glass houses should not
take baths in the day time."
I.adner, February 25th, 1913.
Accomplishes Much
A two cent stamp do., a lot fpr
very little moncv, but it would require thousands of two cent stamps
and personal letters to make your
wants known, to as many people as
a a $c. investment in our Classified
Want Ads.
<",, '."A ���*,�� MM,
Dried Milk Factory.
MOUNT VKRNON, Feb. 24.���Fred
W. Graham, Immigration agent fot
the Great Northern Railroad Company, has written to the Mount. Ver>
non Commercial club asking for information as to the advisability of
putting in a dried milk factory. Tin
milk, through a patent process, is
made into  a powder and  then  put
k il
��patch Says News of Ox-President's
Death Is Only  Now Becoming
EAQLH  PASS, Texas, Feb.'26.���
Unite Information that Kmiito Ma-
ro,  brother  of  the  late,    Mexican
Ident, who was reported shot and
'I  near  Monterey, is alive, and
"t be and hls brother, Raoul, with
00 troops, are near Torreon, Mexl-
was rocelved today.
ws of the killing oi Francisco
"''���ro in Mexico City, the despatch
''������ is just now becoming general in
'"hern Mexico, and that volunteers
"flocking to the Madero standard.
Pierce lighting Is roporved ln pro-
j"ss today near Monterey, but no d-e
lis have been received here.
't  Is  also   reported     that  former
'vernor  Abram   Gonzales  was exo-
'cd  at  Chihuahua  last,  night,  but
'���onflrtnntlnn was obtainable.
U. 8. Alarmed.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.��� Alnrm-
1 'Or lhe new revolts reported In
[���them Mexico, Washington ofli-
;" announced today their inten-
1 Of at once replacing the troopB
r'l* Ihe Texas border Who were or
dered to Galveston, where several
brigades of the army are mobilising.
Texas Congressmen protested against
tho move, and    Secretary    of War
Stlmson today  assured .Senators ('ill
borBon nnd Sheppard that every pos-
islblo  precaution  would  be  taken   to
{protect  tho  Texas    border    against
raldB by Moxlcan rebels.
Secretary Stlmson explained that
one regiment of Infantry and a buttery had been removed from El Paso
to Galveston to be at the point closest
to Vera Cruz, but Senator Culberson
wiu* Informed that thoso troops would
be  replaced nt once.
Another point touched on is the
enormous destruction of salmon by
the hair seal and predatory fisb. li
Is estimated thai .10,000 neal:- in
Puget Sound and Skagit river, each
of these seal.-* must destroy at least,
five salmon a day, which would mean
that 160,000'salmon daily go to feed
these robbers. To remedy this a
bounty of from $:i to $f, a head was
Buggested, while,trout and other flsh
thai feed on the salmon spawn and
fry should be caught at all times of
the year and lulled out from the
spawning grounds.
Terrific    Rain Storm In Los Angeles
Causes Heavy Property Damage  Hy  Flood.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26.���Ovel
half of the Venice beach front is under water. Two thousand persoiu
have beeu driven from their homeland heavy property damage has beer
done, the result of floods followinj.
the recent heavy rains. Sluice gate.;-
connecting the Venice canal systei
with the ocean have been dynatuiti
to permit faster liow of the watei
that is piling up, but little relief hat
been afforded. A lake almost 11 vi
mills wide extends from the North
west limits of Long Beach to tin
Wilmington harbor. A dozen manufacturing plants In Long Beach are
Betweon Long Beach and I.os Angeles, ln the vicinity of Coinpton
snd Clearwater, many thousands of'
acres of beet laud are submerged
Scores of ranchers have been compelled to move to the upper floors o
their homes.
SPOKANE,  Feb.    26. Dying    of
tuberculosis Friiif*. James, 67, brother of Jesse, nnd probably Ihe most
notorious bandit of the nge In this
country, ls today wandering In the
wilds of the Couer d'Alene mountains. Ho recently called on S. A.
Daire, of the volunto r army here.
whom In- has known for thirty years
and told bim that he had been II*.
ing hero in hiding a nisnlli, bul was
going away to die.
Tor Sale, For Erc-hange, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Lout, Found. Work
Wanted, Situate.-!?- Vacant, 1 cont per
word. .Minimum. _T> cents for any oae
ailvt. Tnese rates for ra��h with order.
All Want Ads. must be In by i p.m.
un Thursday.
FOR SALE ���Clydesdale Stallion,
"Dean Swift." This magnificent
imported registered Clyde stallion
for sale at a moderate figure, or
will exchange for heavy mares. He
is very sure. The only reason for
selling, we have too many of his
own stock now. He Is well known
in the Delta, having stood there
for several years. F. B. Pemberton.
Victoria, B.C.
Seeilraien to His Majes'.y the King.
A. .1. WOODWARD, Sole Agent.
i>l_i Grar.viUe St., Vancouver
015 Fort St., Victoria.
Catalogue on application.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ot
Your Patronage Solicited
si Delta Telephone Co., Ltd.
Incorporated 1010.
We are prepared to install single
ine or party line phones at short no-
ice. Long diBtanco in connection wltn
our service. Apply to
A. DeR. TAYLOR, Sec.
Of  pearl   whit
, Willi.
hat in   veiled   with
net   and   relieved  With  cluster.-!
of  pale   pink   satin   roscH.
/Advertise in Delta Times
Beginning September 1.
Via Steveston and
S.8.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladwar���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 Kburne car, to
connect with tho boat.
MELBOURNE, Feb. 26.���The now
land discovered by Dr. Mawson In
thc South Polar regions will be named King George V. Land. The explorer sent, a message to the King
yoHtordii) through Lord neiiuin.ii,
asking His Majesty's permission to
so name the land. The territory
lies between Victoria Land and
Adelie Land. A late dispatch from
Dr. Mawson to the father of Lieut
Nlnnls, says that Nlnnis' death oo-
urred on January 14, 1012.
.Proposal  to    Surrender    Record on
Seymour Creek In Return for
il Guaranteed Supply.
' STEVESTON, B.C., Feb. 24.���Of
|vital Importance to Richmond municipality ls a proposed agreement with
jSoutli Vancouver, over tho water
record of 34 8 miner's inches which
Lulu and Sea Islands hold in Seymour creek, to which, it Is expected,
ithe municipal council will give consideration at 'its next regular meeting, if thc agreement goes through,
it will secure to Richmond easy delivery ef an inexhaustible supply of
[water, sufficient to meet, the demands
of the district no matter how great
iU development.
The proposal, briefly, Is thai Richmond surrender its water record In
return for s guarantee from South
Vancouver to deliver water to tho
municipality at the North Arm
bridge, Fraser avenue or other
OTTAWA. Feb. 27.���When the
House ot Commons met yesterday,
Mr. J. D. Taylor, of New Westminster, asked that the Minister of Marine bring down any papers ln connection with tho recent decision of
the Supreme Court In the dispute between tho Federal Government and
'ho Government, of British Columbia
over the fisheries. Hon. Mr. Hazon
promised this, and explained briefly
that the judgment was an answer to
certain questions respecting tho provincial and federal jurisdiction of
the fisheries. He said that the other
provinces of thc Dominion had joined with British Columbia In having
representation before the court, as
judmnent was of Interest to all of
them. Ho said that the judgment
i wns trlveti In favor of the contention
l of the Federal government.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A rcl lable K.cnch ragnlatof I Bevel fails. These
pili_ nre axcMdloglT p .warlul in regulating tha
generative |. >rtiim nl the female avetem. K< (uso
..II cheap Imitations. i��*. ��t�� v-nre nre sold at
"ill ,��, nr Ihree InrQO, Mailed tnanv address
Tha !U-o__:' Drn-i ��"��������.. SU t'ktliarlnee. '���,*
Residential Building Site
MR. II. N. RICH lias received instructions from the Hoard of School
Trustees of the Municipality of Delta,
to SKI.I, HY AUCTION In the Council
Chamber. Ladner, on
Sftturdiy   March 15th
I at   2:30   p.m.,
Uu    old     TUKN'ANT
.-oi,,prising   one   and
one-fifth   acre,   tog. ther     with     the
buildings thereon, having a  frontage
ito tbe Main Trunk road of 'l'lr.t feet,
land being a porllo;. of the northwest
quarter  of   .Section   36,   Township   5,
.New Westminster  Hist ricl.
Also the old  Mechanics' institute
I building, and smother timber   build
1111/.,,    turn    -tun Hues    ".i    i"1-    SOU,	
I co! ner    of    Btanli.-     and    Hotham
'streets, in the vili ������-��� of Ladner, to
be moved  away  within   rift een  days
from  dale of Hale
Terms   -Cash.
Further particulars may he obtained of the Auctioneers, Ladner, B.C.
Taylor Electric Co.
Handle all electric appliances
and are prepared to Install
electrical systems of all kinds.
Audits   for   Quick   Lit   Liglil.
V.   DeA.   TAYLOK,   Manager.
Successor to P. C. Clark
AND ���
General l>laiks.nifl.!.kj TILE DELTA TIMES
OLYMPIA, Feb   27.��� Gov. Lister's
programme   received   a   severe   jolt
., . ..:.,.,     .......    .'..i- house    pissed
over his veto the Cheney normal
Ft-bool appropriation for $300,000
and came within five votes of overriding the executive's veto of the
$1,600,000 road tax levy. The failure of the road bill lo receive the
necessar* two-thirds majority was a
keen disappointment to the good
i'oads enthusiasts, who charge that
Cheney normal school supporters deserted after they had seen (heir own
bill safe. The vote on the road appropriation bill was sixty lo override the veto to thirty-four to sustain  the  governor.
Yesterday, McArdle, piloting the
road bill through the legislature, decided that unless the bill could be
passed over the veto, the rulo which
forbids reconsideration of a vote on
a veto, should be suspended. The
rule was abolished and on motion
of McArdle the House reversed Itself
and Cheney normal will go without
Its new buildings, the governor's
veto being sustained ou reconsideration.
Bridge for Okanogan.
OKANOGAN. Feb.  27.���The town
of Okanogan has taken steps to construct   a   take-down   cable-span   foot j
bridge across the Okanogan  river to
conned  the  main  part  of town wllh |
the- Great   Northern   station,   whlcl
will be located on the opposite sidi
of the river.
Can't Sue Judge,
OLYMPIA, Feb. 27. -Judge It. li
Albertson, of the King county superior court, sittinj; on the Thurston j
county bench, bus dismissed the suit
brought by Cecil H. Pierce against
Judge John I!. Mitchell, of the local
superior court, and George Gaston,
former sheriff, in which Pierce
sought lo recover $10,000 for alleged
damages to his reputation by reason
of alleged false imprisonment under
the order of Judge Mitchell.
May   Keep   Excess   Pay.
CENTRAL!.., Feb. 27. ��� Ex-
County Attorney J. R. Buxton, ox-
Sheriff II. W. Urkuhart and ex-County Superintendent W. D. Bay were
Included with ex-Clerk I). W. Mont-
fort in the caBe decided by the state
supreme court yesterday wherein the
���court ruled that Lewis county could
not legally collect excess salaries
paid to the defendants while in office, the excesses being due to a
mistake of the county commissioners
in raising the classification of the
Ex-Auditor Swofford, ex-Coroner
Sticklin and ex-Treasurer Summer-
sett, three other officials, paid back
the excess when the mistake was discovered. The excess salaries amount
to more than $800 for each of the
OH Drilling Starts.
BELLINGHAM, Feb. 27.���The Enterprise Oil Company, which has for
son* time been erecting its rig near
-Enterprise preparatory to starting
work, began drilling for oil this
afternoon. The work Is in charge
of L. L. Mills. The prospects where
the machine ls located, are said to
be good and those behind the company believe that they will find oil
within a short time.
Fraser Valley Publicity Bureau Appoints Permanent Commissioner
and Gets Down to Work.
(From The British Columbian.!
Otway Wilkie, of New Westminster, was elected permanent secretary and commissioner of the Fraser
Valley Municipal Publicity Bureau
at the monthly meeting of the bureau
yesterday in the assembly room of
the Progress Club, Vancouver. Tin-
bureau will open offices lu Vancouver as soon as possible, and Mr.
Wilkie will devote his whole time
to the interests of the organization.
There will be a meeting of the executive of the bureau in New Westminster on March 19th, and the regular
monthly meeting will be held in Chilliwack a week later.
Securing more flooi spaec than
the 150 square feet allowed the
bureau by the government for exhibits in the Vancouver Progress
Club exhibition rooms, or ln lieu
a cash grant of $3,000, better roads,
aid for the settler In clearing land
and permitting him to pay for it
in twenty annual payments, market
conditions, government assistance in
securing expert Inspection, packing
and grading fruit and farm produce,
necessity of government investigation to learn why a naturally rich
province, agriculturally, has to import half Its foodstuffs, and general
bound up with the interests of the
municipalities of the Fraser Valley.
There must be a realization of the
importance of these common interests, and there should be a reawakening of the spirit of self help. Only
by the development of the Fraser
Valley lands could the province! bo
made self-supporting.
E. II. Heaps, In reply, said he represented Vancouver as well as tha
valley. Vancouver must come to
the assistance of the valley in the
way of publicity and of financial as-
-o where needed. Vancouver
must assist in the development of
roads which w.nre necessary to the
development of '1'�� farm lands^and
which were necessary to a cheaper
food supply for Vanco ��� ver. The
growers of the valley had not received fair treatment from the Vancouver dealers, but this was a difficulty and an injustice he hoped
would be overcome with organisation.
Agent  Was  in  City  to  Locate Site
From Which l~roducts May Be
cent Valley and Glade, will be placed
upen  the  New  Westminster  market
Cupid's Victim  Kidnaped.
WHITE SALMON, Feb. 27.���
Lloyd H. Nichols, the sixth member
of   the   Columbia   Club,   a   bachelor
organization, to fall victim of Cupid j publicity work were discussed
In two years, was married to Miss Fourteen representatives of mu-'^'is season, is the expectation of J.
Florence Wilcox at the home of her i illegalities and boards of trade In W. Sherbinin, manager of the col-
parents   last   night.     He  Invited   his | the Fraser Valley attended the COn-|^ny'B huslness  affairs,     who  was in
ference, which was presided over by'the city yesterday seeking u location.
EC, II. Heaps, president of the bureau, i     it is expected "that a de-pot will be
representing  Maple   Rldge  Board  of  located   in   this  city  for  distribution
Trade.    Other delegates were W.  R.
Miller, Huntingdon Board of Trade;
Aid.  Fred J.  Lynch,  New Westminster   City   Council;    Councillor   Wm.
Gay,   Richmond   Municipal   Council;
C.   II.  Stuart.  Wade,   New   Westmin-
(From the British Columbian.)
Fruits, jams, jellies and farm pro
duce,   raised  by   the  Doukhobor  so-'ferent  parts of the  municipality as
ciety at Nelson, Grand Forks, ('res-[soon as the weather permits
Should Be Shortened, Is Asserted���
Extinction of Birds Threatened
in   Delta.
LADNER, Feb. 27.���Delta Game
Protective Association will ask the
provincial government for an order
shortening the open season for
pheasants to one month. There ls
so much open country in Delta that
members ot the association insist a,
longer season will threaten the extinction of the game birds.
Fifty dollars was expended this
winter ln feeding the pheasants during the time their natural feed was
covered with snow. Seven brace of
pheasants   will   be  liberated   in   dlf-
:,.-,.,--infp-, i <������������,i |].p evening. At
9 o'clock Rev. Mr. Tate walked in
and the ceremony was half over lie-
fore the bachelors realized what was
The second surprise occurred
when they kidnaped him and bore
him struggling through the ladles,
who had .oon   lu nis rescue,  lo the
Officers for 1913 were elected as
President, Mr. W. A. Kirkland;
Vice-President, *Mr. Thomas Hume;
Secretary. Mr. A. deR. Taylor; Dl-
ectors. Mr. C. Brown, East Delta;
Mr. L. Hornby, the western half of
East   Delta;   :.7r.   J.   McKee,   Ladner
mi  .   and  district;   Mr.  .1.  Guichon,     Port
of "the   colony's' produce"and" an  Guichon and Gulfside districts;   Mr.
agency    established     for  its    distrl-  J.  P   Burr, Crescent Island.
The president and vice-president
will have the whole municipality un
button throughout the coast districts. J. R. Agar, of F. J. Hart &
Co., showed the visitor over the city
and several sites suitable for the
erection of the depot were examined,
i he ag- ut of the colonl��
der their jurisdiction. At least ten
days before the neason opens a meeting of the directors will be called in
order   to   appoint   game   wardens   to
club   house,   wbero   they   barricaded   s��er Board of Trade: Councillor Chas.
him  all  night.    This same  bachelor . Bell,  Matsqui  Council;   T.  D,  Coldi-i ���""**"" '"  , ,. .        ,      ,  ������,,.,_. ��� ���.. _". 'i,���iu ,imt--i,-t~. in the nm
club two years ago kidnaped the first cult, Burnaby Board of Trade; Coun- ably impressed withootfWoMihMW .mU^L*��mnffijfft$g ���o one "s
member to marr? and left him bound alitor N. s. Lougheed, Maple Rldge and it Is believed that New Wes- nl,Ipa ^�� ������ ��� wVout a
to  a  tree  al]   night   In   the  country, i Council;   Charles   Hill-Tout,   Bumas-'minster will  be selected by the col- | permitted   to  shoot  gam
I Matsqui Board of Trade; J. A. Bates    ��ny   f01'  lta  mui"   ('oilSt   *-g6*-0>
Oysters Must Be Oysters. Mission  Board of Trade;   Councillor ����� = ���
OLYMPIA, Feb. 27.- W. W. Con-Ulex. McPherson, Burnaby Council;
nor, representative rrom Skagit coun- d If, Menzies, Maple Rldge Board of
iy, doesn't believe thai II is exactly Trade; Councillor R. L. Galer, Co-
the proper thing to serve Eastern 'ijuit.lam Council; Otway Wllkle, sec-
oyeters on halfshells from the waters retary, New Westminster Board of
of Puget Sound and call lliem oys- Trade,
ten on  the  halfshell,      Therefore,1    standing committees were appoint-
and for other masons that may be!M|, w|th all the powers of. the execu-
evident on the surface, he provides tlve, lu acting on all matters oem-
,n   ;i  t%ll  now  before Ibe house that hng  hefore  them.     In  each  case  the
any j executive, with the chairman  named
li  shall   be a  misdemeanor  for
hotel or eating bouse lu misrepresent
the kind of oysters being served, He
Special!} provides thai It shall be a
misdemeanor to serve oyulers on
oilier than their own shells. Pigs
may be pigs, thinks Itepresentatlve
Connor, but all oysters sre mil oysters, and when they are not, he
thinks the "consumer" ought to
allowed lo know It.
Man Is Mis-dug.
BELLINGHAM, Feb. 27. -L. C.
Castle, a railroad man of Bellingham)
Is bring sought hy Ihe police, who
fear that he has met wit li an accident. Castle left the city February
S, leaving his belongings in bis hotel
and not notifying the landlord.
Cliniinel Is Now lini-lie-l.
BBLL.NGHAM,     Feb.     25. -That
the  dredging  of    Whatcom    creek
waterway Is now practically completed  Is the statement,'made  by  United
staii-s  Engineer  William  Campbell,
who has been  in charge Of the
for the government since its    commencement.'  Within  the  next   week
bj   the   bureau,   constitute   the   committee.    They  are  iis  follows:
Growers���Charles Hill-Tout, chair*
Marketing���T. D. Coldleutt, chairman.
Transportation���N,   S.   Lougheed,
Legislation���C.   H.   Stuart   Wade,
The chairman and any two members of the committee will constitute,
a quorum for the transaction of business.
The   bureau   endorsed    the    plan |
originating with  the Langley  Board
Of Trade, which provides for govern-]
ment  assistance   to   settlers   In   land i
clearing;   the government  lo  do  the]
work at cost, and permitting the set-!
tier   to   reimburse   the   province   by j
payments     extending     over     twenty'
years;   the  debt  to  constitute  a   lien1
upon the land.
lWirl,        Prior to the session   the members
of   the   bureau   were   guests   of   the,
Progress   Club   at   the   weekly   club'
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" .'��� 't
ihe engineers  for the    gavernmen
will   have   submitted   their   final   report    to   the   engineer's     office      in
Since the work 'ommocned approximately 800,060 yatds of sand
and   silt   have   been   taken   from   Ihe
bed of Whatcom creek, a channel
more than 5300 feet, or a mile Ml
length, and 303 feel lo width has |
been dug. The average depth of the,
,-banncl Ib eighteen feet at low
water. The cost of the worlt was
-approximately 1*5,000.
. j luncheon.     Mayor  Baxter.   In   an   ad-
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,  vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor, Rev. C. R. Blunden.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under tbe auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 2
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tueeday, 7.30
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school, 2 p.m.;  singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1��09: Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
low mass the following Monday, (
a.m.    F  Klenti, 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 10 a.m. every
Sunday; Epworth League every evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. c. Wellesley
Whittaker, pastor.
M. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Servicee  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. J. Hastie, minister.
Any corrections In above names or
times should be sent to the office
of the Delta Times. Ladner. B.C.
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dress to the club, expressed llie fear
that Vancouver In its own rapid
growth and abounding prosperity hail
lost sight of the relations It should j
sustain wilh the rural municipalities.]
This waB wrong, and Vancouver must
remember    that     lis    Interests    are
,'he   family   remedy   for
Shilol. coats so  little
Premier  Asqulth   receiving  vigorous cheers  after  the    government     had
Coach* aa* CoMi   been sustained on this measure.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2t,60 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant In person to
tbe Agent or Sub-Agent, of the district In which the rights applied for
aro situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal sub-divisions ot sections, and
In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
-~ach 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 shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five 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 being operated, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
Tho lease will Ineludo the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10
an acre.
For full  Information    application
should be made to tbe Secret n
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. B.���Unauthorised publications
of this advertisement will aot be
*ald fer���I0l��0.
~*Si9Pake* a- Specialty 0/-^
job ana
fiills of
Call and See Samples
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