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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Tiie Last Well Is Providing at Present
160 Gallons a Minute���"Will
Be Increased.
That Ladner will have an ample
supply of water ls now ensured. The
expectations of the water superintendent have been thoroughly justified.
The last well sunk has resulted ln
a strike at a depth of 12.2 feet. The
strike was made at nine o'clock last
Monday night. When struck, the
flow was 140 gallons a minute, on
Tuesday, when the superintendent
tested the flow, lt had risen to 150
gallons a minute, and on Wedfleadaj
this had been still further Increased.
The well was still throwing sand when
the last estimate was made, but It
���8 expected that when this clears away
it Is anticipated that there will ,be
a constant supply of. at least 175 gallons a minute. The industry and enterprise of the water superintendent
should be appreciated and .guaged by
results. That Ladner will not lack
for the most essential commodity in
any community ls now assured.
Crescent  Island  Strawberry  and  Ice
Cream Social Was Pleasant
Social Funutlon.
Excited Suffragette Forces Herself on
Attention of King George and
Queen Mary.
CARDIFF, June 26���A suffragette
forced King George and Queen Mary
to hear her appeal here today, but
was arrested for her pains. The
King and Queen were visiting the
cathedral when the Suffragette suddenly rushed into the royal presence,
demanding, "Votes for Women" and
loudly denouncing Home Secretary
McKenna for the attempts to forcibly feed Mrs. Pankhurst and Mrs.
Lawrence when they declare", a
hunger strike in Holloway prison.
She charged the officials with attempting to murder the suffragette
The guards quickly rushed to the
protection of the King and Queen.
The suffragette was dragged out of
the cathedral and thrown  into Jail.
^Notwithstanding  the  electric storm
on Tuesday evening,  which doubtless
considerably   decreased   both   the   at
tendance and  the takings,  tbe strawberry ahd Ice cream social  was a decided'success.    Great credit is due to
the    various   committees    responsible
for the function by their united efforts
and  the skilful arrangement of tents, I
tables,  flags  and  (lowers,  they  trans- j
Formed  the schoolhouse grounds Into;
a most attractive pleasure garden.
The 'Ladner band, under the e'fl- j
cient leadership of .Mr. Fred Land,!
made a splendid show, their line uniforms blending with the many colored I
gowns of .the ladles, the fresh green
of the new mown grass and the glow j
��f ''he Chinese lanterns combining to!
m-ke a scene both bright and beau-'
After a number ot" musical seleo-!
tions had been rendered, and the:
booths well patronized, the company
crowded the schoolhouse to listen to
Mrs. Alma Keeler, who proved herself an elocutionist of considerable
merit and an entertainer of much
taste and skill. "The Three Lovers,"
by Will Carson, and "How Miss Edith
Helped Things Along," by Bret Harte.
were particularly enjoyed.
Rev. C. R. Blunden and Arthur
Hodgson gave the concerted selection
entitled "Re British," a song and
reading born of the recent sorrowful
Titanic  disaster.  ���
'On the return to the grounds the
storm had passed and the nearly full
moon shone In a clear sky and with
the band playing, the tents doing a
great business and the young folk
playing, the evening wore away until
at eleven o'clock the band played \
"God Save the K.ng," and a very en- I
Joyable evening was' (brought to a
Feature ofthe Ambitious Improvement
Project Which Will Establish Fraser
River as a Great Harbor
OTTAWA, June 27.���Hon. Prank
Cochrane, Minister of Railways, yesterday afternoon gave his approval to
a number of general railway route
maps ln Western Cana'da. There was
some discussion on tihe application ot
the Alberts Peace River and Eastern
Railway Coiropany for the aipproval ot
its proposed line from Ifltk River to
Peace River and Fort Churchill. The
application *wae opposed by th*�� Alberta and Paclf*. and the Canadian
Northern on the score that they hold
charters covering the same territory.
It was said to the minister that English capitalists are back of the proposed line. Mr. Cochrane expressed
a desire for more information and
held the application over. He said
he would look into the matter when
he is ir. the West.
Results of Keenly Contested Arglcul-
Miral Competition ln Langley
Cn June 19 the en-tries in the Redi
Clover field competition, open to
members of the Langley Farmers'
Institute -was judged by Mr. Alfred
-Jasth&m, the B. C. rerpeaentatlve of
the Dominion Seed branch. This the
first of such cetnpetitlonta hem In p_ts
procvlnce rwas very successful, cam*
petition being keen and close, and in
consequence a large entry list is assured next year.
The Langley tUstriot is one eminerit-
ly suited ,to the profitable growing of
red clover and it would (be greatly in
the interests otf the farmers particularly in the Langley Prairie district to
pay particular attention to this, The
depiaritmeir.it hope** ito (see h. mulch
larger area of this crop grown In the
near future, as 4t not cnly provides
the finest of feed, but also enrlohes
the sodl, antl it would, It is thought,
be particularly useful on some of the
eoi'ls thflil have been allowed to run
down through constant cropping.
First prize, $20--J. W. Berry 89*_.
Second Prize $15���R. Medd, 86.
Third Prize $12���R. Yeoman, 85.
Fourth Prize*, $10���J.  Morrison, 84.
Fifth Pri*"* $8���Divided between
J. Perry and T. A. Bartlett. S3; Fred
Hlr.e, 82; Dr. B. B. Mnrr, 77V.; R.
P.ennle, 77 1-2; F. Butler. 73.
LONDON,   June     27���The     Peking
correspondent of the Dally Telegraph
says that the bankers were confounded   that   matters   reached   a   further
deadlock     at     Monday's     conference
with the Chinese ministers, v<hen the
finance  minister declared;  "But only
yesterday tho American, minister told
me  that  he  would   not  adviso  us  to
borrow   anything;   that,   ln   fact,   he
saw no need for China    to borrow a
penny."     It   is  apparent     In   Peking
thnt   the   forthcoming   loan   negotiations will be long and arduous.    The
government   Is   confronted   with   violent provincial opposition,  which ott-*
poses  any   supervision,   and   also   Bv
tho   groups   of   bankers     who   desire
increased  control  over  that acquired I
in  previous advances.     It  is believed
here that the government's acceptance '
of tho    bunkers'    present    proposals
would bring a violent outburst on the
part of the people.    The government |
officials, however, ore confident that j
some arrangement will bo reached, as
there Is dire need of funds, particu.
larly  tor  the  payment  of  the  troops. I
Opposition to tho loan has created" a
dangerous  situation,   which    requires
careful hnmlllng.    The government is
contending  also  against  a  growth  of
sentiment  favoring  provincial  autoii
oniy. and threatening central control   I
which   Is  considered   essential   to   tho
preservation of the nation.
The New Westminster Greater Harbor Improvement scheme ls thus de-.
scribed In a recent issue of The British Columbian:
iWhere (Annacis channel now exists, between the island of that
tUtme and Lulu Island, a basin four miles long will be dredged,
'lhe upper end of the channel will lie
IIMed In, and Che result will be a body
of quiescent water capable of docking
the entire shipping of the North Pacific coast at the present time. As It
affects the city proper, the plans provide for an unbroken deep water
(Spoilt from Fraser Mills to the city
limits on the North Arm, Including
the straightening and deepening of
tne latter, in the course ot which
Poplar Island will be swept, out of
existence. This will be done to a
harbor line which '-will be fixed by
the harbor commission, to be appointed by the Dominion government,
an'd will Involve some tilling as well
as dredging.
The Basin.***-
When completed as ultimately provided for by the plans, the basin
will have a row of piers on the north
side projecting a distance of six hundred feet, and of a width and distance
apart as may be required by the concerns using them. On the south side
there will he an unbroken line of
quay wall, the distance between this
and the pier heads being a thousand
feet. It is suggested that to commence with, this basin be dredged
only two hundred and fifty feet wide,
with a turning basin at the upper en'd,
and one or 'two piers; but this is a
matter which will rest with the harbor commission.
Annacis Island Is controlled by an
English syndicate, which bought this
lard some years ago before the harbor scheme 'was thought of; and
whltoh Is now under agreement with
the city to deed them all t'he land
necessary to the scheme, thus placing New Westminster In a position
to give the hatibor commission the
power it requires to control the harbor.
For Shipbuilding.
At the mouth of the basin, a reserve is laid ont.-for ahlpbuiiding pw'
poees, the location being such that It
will he possible to launch vessels into
a natural bay of more than sufficient
"depth and width to accommodate vessels of a large type.
Its Advantages.
The advantages of the scheme are
mawy and various. The location of
the basin is the exact centre of a
circle including the peninsula from
Boundary Bay to Burrard Inlet. From
Ita lower end to deep water beyond
the Sandheads, the distance is only
a traction over thirteen miles, by an
almost straight channel, as it will be
when the big SandheaMs Jetty Is finished.
In the basic Itself, the water will
be practically quiescent. This will
enable ve-djrels of the largest type
to dock' under their own steam, the
groat width of the basin making turning a matter of no difficulty. The
row of piers, slanting out from the
harbor "ne, Is according to modern
harbor practice. They will be 600
feet long, a length capable of handling vessel- larger than anything mow
in bhe Pacific trade. It is proposed
to build these piers with a sunk en
track In the mld'dle and one on either
side, with a double row of warehouses.
Rail Transportation.
Tho rail transportation which will
be the complement of these biainbor
fariiltles Is amply provided for. With
the widening of front street to 192,
feet, It Is proposed to make provision
for all the transcontinental railways
of Canada, and some of the American
lines to pass through the city and
make use of the 'Warlnir. The plain
proposed to the Canadian Northern
Railway by Mayor Lie, and which
there is reason to believe will he
adopted, Is to come off the bridge on
a high level track over the property
bought by them oft Front street.
Their passenger depot wi.ll be built
on a level with Columbia .street opposite the City Hall, and this will be
the terminus for their big transcontinental .rains. Here the trains will
be broken, one section going to Vancouver by whatever route may be decided upon, and the other to t'h.tir
point of departure for their Vancouver Island ferry, wherever that may
be. At the same time, low level
tracks will be laid on Front street,
tho wharves being projected out to
the harbor line, and provision made
for spotting and Shunting tracks, and
all the necessary facilities.
From the west end of front street,
| the   tracks   Will   be   carried    to    1-ulu
Island  on  a   new  bridge  to  be  built
almost   ln   a   straight   line   with   the
| street,   as   shown   op   the   plan,   and
thence to Annacis Island on the made
land where  lis now  the upper en'd  of
Anacls  channel;  and  from  this  point
I the  tracks  will  branch out on  either
side of the basin.
I Negotiations are also proceeding for
I bringing the Great Northern into the
city on a new route, crossing from the
i south shore of the main channel to
I Annacis Island by a bridge over City
I Reach, thence to the . city by tbe
, same route by which the C. N. R. will
| leave lt, rejointag their present lines
i at 'the bridge. This plan will also
I ofier adequate facilities for entrance
I of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget
'Sound a*nd the Harriman, lines, which
are beyond the shallow of a doubt
i haaded this way.
Some Details.
The natural facilities of the Fraser
river render the wor��� of executing
this scheme ea_y ln comparison to
the Immensity of the undertaking.
The cost of dredlging ls estimated at
about ten cents per cubic' yard, and
It is anticipated that It will be worth
twice that amount to owmers of lair.d
or. Lulu Island where this silt will
be deposited, which will nualke it Ideal
for indusitrlal sites, when drained'. In
this manner, the dredg-hg can be
made to balance the filling and practically pay for itself.
Ip t%f jmade land at the upper end
of Annacis chan-ial, sluices will be
|built for storing put the basin, where
It is estimated the rate of deposit
from hack wash will be six Inches per
annum. In order to arlrlve at this
estimate, the most painstaking experiments have been carried out by competent engineers. Mr. A. O. Powell,
consulting engineer, ls the man under
whose directions the plans have been
The pivot on which the success or
failure of the entire scheme is the
action of the people of New Westminster. WW'le there remains no
doubt, in view of the assurance given
to Mayor Lee at Ottawa that the Dominion government will take over the
control of this harbor, by the appointment of a harbor commission
auch as ln control of each of the
large eastern ports���assurances which
have been repeated by Mr. J. D. Taylor, M.P., it rests with the city to give
this undertaking the necessary Impetus by passing the by-law for $500,-
000 which will 'lie submitted on Wednesday.
The plans show> two separate parts
of the undertaking: That which applies to the 'improvement of the city's
waterfront, for Which the sum now
asked provide the Inltlail expenditure*;
and the greater harhor scheme whloh
can only be carried by the Dominion,
it Is Imperative that the city Should
first take the Initiative a.nd by voting this comparatively Insignificant
SUPI, which will unquestionably later
be reimbursed when the harbor Is
turned over to the commission,
shoulder the first cost of the undertaking.
The fate of New Westminster and
the Fraser harbor, rests In the hands
of the people.
On Wednesday.    June 2**th,    Iiadner   Tiie B. P. I. of L. Held a Sui-e**ssful
Hud   a Day   and Night   of Sntoldng Concert on Tuesday
Festivity. Evening.
Tlic Royal I-wly Who l-> Rapidly Improving In Heath after Her He-
cent Illness.
Tho undermentioned pernons hnve
(Tin appointed commissioners for
taking affidavits 'n the Supreme
Court, for the purpose of acting jjn-
dor the Provincial Elections Act;
Cariboo Electoral District���William
Plair, Harry Close and George E. McLaughlin, all of South Fort George;
Richmond Electoral District���William Coulter, of Central Park; Delta
Electoral District���William Harvey
Brown, of Fort Lsmgley, and Charles
Ernest Pellat, of Port Kells.
MERRITT.   B.   C,  June   24���Merritt ls In tho  rhrocs of  the greatest
excitement     In   its   history.       At  an
early      hour      yesterday      morning
Squamiiken.  one   of  thc  best  known
Indian   hunters   ln   the   valley,     was ,
murdered  at   his   house    at  Springs
rancherie,   having   his   brains   beaten i
out with a club.    Goorge Toodlakein, j
an   Indian,     twenty-four     years   old, j
charged  with  tho  murder,  ls now In
the provincial Jail.    Toodlakcln's wife,
whom the Imprisoned man Is said to
have  attacked.   Is   in  a  dying  condi- .
tion. I
News of ths murder was brought,
here at an early hour by Chief T5m !
Petor, of Springs ranchorle, who says
Toodlakein and Squamlskcn hnd been j
drinking on Saturday night and had J
an argument.
LONDON, June 25.���The coroner
today "decided that Baron-ess duReln-
a-oh-Werth, formerly Miss Diana Morgan Hill, Washington, EM"., society
giri, who was married last September,
committed suicide on June 21, by
jumping from the window of a nursing home where she had beer, suffering from hysteria.
We��t Vancouver 06ttnc_l TeUi Railway  Company  It  Must   lliiild
Lines In Municipality.
The municipal council yesterday afternoon Initiated active measures to
compel th_ llritish Columbia Electric
Rollway to build in Went Vancouver
on pain of having their franchise In
that district cancelled. On motion of
Councillor J. B. Mathers, chairman
of the transportation commltee, the
following resoitrion wa.s passed: "Tbat
our solicitor be instruete'd to make
the formal request to the British Co-
icinbia Raliway Company to build and
operate lines through the district of
West Vancouver In accordance with
our lett.r or April and that this request be In accordance with the notice
necessary to be given according to the
terms   of   tho   franchise."
OTTAWA, Juno 25���The gover-
nor-in-councll has granted a reprieve
ln the case of murderer Eberts now
In Jail at Nelson, B. C, under sentence
to be hanged July 1. Execution wi'l
not take place until after the trial cf
one James Wick, alleged to be an
Ladner was enfete on Coronation
Day, June 26th, and people gathered
from far and near to assist her In bir
celebrat.nns. The good ship "New
Delta" was carrying her capacity
when   she   left   Steveston   what,   with
a huge crowd of Vancouver and New
Westminster holiday-maker*. The
numlur of automobiles that arrived
in the city was quite remarkaolc and
the support that Ladner gol from tho
big centres of population Is an indication of how large the Delta looms
In the m.nils of the public at present
The forenoon programme included
a lacrosse game and there was qsiti
a turnout to witness the Beavers ol
Ladner try their strength with thi
Shamrocks of East Helta. The
ground Is a shocking example o." a
bad lacrosse field, and at times both
team? would have been better equipped had they carried a shovel a-->
well as a lacroe 9 stick. The game
was keen, but desperately slow, on
account of the ground. The passing
was bad on both sides and had none
gtt the snap that makes for good lacrosse. The theory of throwing the
ball up In the air and trusting to
Providence, ,s an exploded one and
both .teams should learn to pass with
a definite*object and not simply to
get rid or something that's causing
trouble. The final score of two to
one about represented the play. The
green boys seemed to have more idea
of making a concerted attack and
boring In than the Beavers, but there
are no laurel leaves coming to either
until they learn to guage their distances better, and pass with greater
speed. Tossing the ball into the air.
even when accompanied by a prayer-
that it may drop into the porper stick
may be most devout, but it's not
lacrosse. There are many good
points In both teams. They are very
healthy clean-piuying boys, There Is
not an ounce of vlOiOUSneis In the
whole 24. They are entitled to tin-
support of the entire community In
their efforts to establish a live amateur   lacrosse   league   in   the   Delta.
The  bneup:
Beavers. Goal. Shamrocks.
J.  Guichon F.   Weaver
H.   Guichon B.   Kittson
Cover Point.
F.   Guichon F.   Dennis
( First Defence.
R.   Hutchison J.   Condy
Second Defence.
H.  Burr S. Weaver
Thi'rd Defence.
V.   Guichon H.   Brown
C.   Macleod iL.   Dennl?
Third Home.
L.   Kirkland D.   Honeymar
Second Home.
F.   Smith G.   Dennis
First Home.
P.  Guichon D.  Honeyman
Outside Home.
R.  Wilson R.  Kittson
Inside  Home.
H.  Smith J.   Brown
The attendance at the races in the
afternoon was up to the average anfrt
a good day's sport was witnessed. In
sune of tihe heats the finishes wen
most exc'tlg. The feature race was
won by Frisco Who took three sti'iiglil
beats in great style. The local favorites were Joe Jordan's llliie Hell and
Mr. Hollinshcad'i Great .Northern
King. Mir. Hotllnah'sad, who Ij nearlj
ninety, got an ovation from t'he public
every time be came round. Cora
Brown was a surprise in ber rare t"
the general public and so little was
siic fancied that she paid IS to l  to
the  lucky  few  who  backed  her. The
results   wi re   u  follows:
2:35   pace���
Metnliriti" Karl        2 4     It
Altamotit         I li     7
B,  ('.   King        3 2     3
st. EOtmo      7   8   i
King Kassel         4     5     4
J.   IJ.   S       (i     7     (1
Corn Brown       1     I    I
2:40 trot or pace for pure ol  $.',00-
The   Prlii   I          1      1      1
(Irecco McKinney         7     (i     fi
Wlllimette         S     S     S
Necrette    ���      I     2     2
Sister   Bell      fi     7     7
Frank   D,   MiOOl         3     3     I
Great Northern King      a     t     "
Hluc   Blue          I     I     4
2:14  race���
Nelly    Wilkes     2     3     4
Acrobat          a     I     3
San Jacinto        3    6    a
Olg.a   S      4     2     2
Katrlnka   Norte         1     1     1
B.   C.    Qi n          1     1
It.   ('.    Harv,���-���ter          2     3
King   Georne          3     2
In the evening there was a dance
held in Ibe McNeely Hall.* The' attendance wa�� large and  those present
cpdke of enjoying themselves thoroughly. The music was supplied lo
Franktyn's orchestra. Mr. Siatir. ,,f
the Ladner Hotel, put on a special
���nipper. Thc catering was most excellent and reflected the great, st
credit on  Mr. Slater.
The Smoking concert held at tho
Odd Fellow's Hall, under the auspices
or the R.lP.I.iO, of Lions, on Tues-
day. June 25th, wa.s a great success.
There was a goo,] turnout of members and friends, and the evening's
programme wan thoroughly appreciated. The tir>>t item on the card
wa.s a three-round boxing contest between I*. Brown ami il. Jordan, both
clever   local   boys.     Both   boy.-* showed
considerable speed and sol ance ami
have the makings of first-class boxers
in them. Mr. S. W. Walters .sang
"Genevieve" tastefully and was enthusiastically encored. "Hunnie"
Howard, the tall boy, with the "st.II"
| smi'l voice, "an? In his perfect style.
Mr. Bishop, manager of bhe Itoyat
Hank, both sang ant! played to the
''"light of nn appreciative audience.
Tho . Howard Brothers orchestra
'played throughout the evening, both
| incidental music and the accompaniments. Mr. Hughle Macdonald. Chie.
of Lions, gave an effective address
as to the growth nl* the LofV_e at
Ladner, and as t,> the objects and
achievements of the Lorn Order, Refreshments were si rved by Mr. T.
Todd, and at the close the audience,
after singing the uutal national and
patriotic songs, went home well pleased   with   the   evening's  entertainment.
OTTAWA, June 27���The steel interests in Canada at a later date will
submit anew to the government their
views with regard to the tariff on
their output, but it will not be done
immediately, stated President J.
of the Dominion Steel corporation
In company with Mr. Hector M;-v-_
Innes, K.C., Mr. Plummer had an interview today with Hon. Frank Cochrane, respecting the new termlrtnl anil
transportation facilities between
Sprlnghill and Wallacp, Nova Scotia.
When the projected line, provided for
In the estimates, Is constructed,
Sprlnghill coal will be shipped to
STEVESTON, Richmond, June _S.
���The success of Mon Ity evening's
meeting of the Rlchmir.it Progress
Club held here was such as to bring
the executive of the orga lUution lo
a decision to hold a btnq im jioI fecial public ee'lnif abiit the middle of next m">n:h wha'al ipnai-ers
from Vancou/er, Nnv Westir.C'fter
and the ?ur-ii. ulln,-* i.vinc.ipi tti-t
will be us'tii t.t ationd. V.*��-.��s.
J. D. Jaylor, M.P., Dr. Smith, president of the Ne* W��tn*.llMter Pt >-
gresslve .ssici.i in .ted .Vli F. n.
Calvert, Ladiur publicity commissioner, last e'.'en'n.? explained the -"���-
(em under .''h!;h tht-sj irgan:zations
were working.
WINNIPEG, June 2.'���John Pat-
rlc Frederick Fenn drew three years
ln Stoney Mountain yesterday on a
charge of bigamy. He was severely
reprimanded by Magistrate MacDon.
STI-IKINC.     PICTURE       OF     MRS.
ROOSEVKI/1   IN   ('IIl<  -,<.<>.
it Ls said that the wife of the
doughty Colonel is as anXiOOJ to resume the proprietorship of the White
House at Washington as Teddy himself.
preliminary    ar- I O
New Appointment In the I-ive Stock
"-ranch of Dominion Department of Agriculture.
OTTAWA, June IB���Two years ago
the prosp -ct of any extension of sheep
raising in Canada appeared very remote. Except in the case of breeders of pure bred flocks, the prevailing attitude regarding the possibilities to be attained through a development of the industry was largely one
of indifference and unconcern. Today, however, a very great change in
point of view is manifested, particularly on the part of farmers.interested only in the Breeding and rearing
of market sheep. This change has
doubtless been brought about on the
one hand by the Increasing domestic
consumption of mutton and lamb. On
the other hand, however it has with
equal certainty been hastened and
confirmed as a result of the investigations of the sheep commission of
the prolbems confronting the sheep
farmer in this country and of the
-manner in which a decadent but attractive business might be revived.
The interest awakened by the latter movement on the part of the Federal government was further strengthened by the suggestive lectures delivered   by   Mr.    If.Itch      during      the
handling  of their
clip  and  to  make    ,...	
rarigements for the undertaking of O
an extensive experimental shipment O
of Canadian wool to Great Britain in i O
1913. A systematic collection of J O
wool samples will also be commenc- O
ed immediately to provide for illus- |'0
tratlon exhibits of wool, requests forjO
which have already been received ,0
from several of our agricultural colleges and winter fair boards. A cora-
prohensie effort to systematize and
Improve the methods employed in
connection , with the production and
sale of wool will, undoubtedly, greatly assist in encouraging sheep farmers throughout the Dominion and in
stimulating a wider interest in the
business. This work, therefore, will
receive Mr. Arkell's first attention
and will constitute the primary step
in an active and energetic propaganda which it is hoped may promote
the organization of a prosperous and
progressive industry.
Believes That New Westminster liar-
bor Scheme    Menus    Much to
That Section.
STEVESTOX, B.C., Juno 22,���Ne
Westminster* great harbor Improvi
ment   plan   au   pubHs.ie_   in   Friday's
,. ..issue of Tim British Columbia iu.*.
early months of the present *-'"���* "l j crc,ate(- naicll Mt3Teft *n th_- district.
meetings attended by him In tn-|jn lntt.rviL,w tCH*ay Mr. Wm. Bridge
Maritime provinces and later at
meetings   attended   by   -Messrs.   Bitch
and MaoRae In tho provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. "The government lfl doing
something," was the appreciative
comment of a western sheep man, affile conclusion of one of the rc-
lectures, and this statement is
ssive of the temper of sheep
both In the east and ln the
west, who are gratified to know that
In their interests something definite
is now being undertaken.
reeve of Richmond, declared himself
heartily In Support of the whole
scheme. He .stated that he had always conttn'ded that the interests o.
New Westminster and liichtmond wer.
identical and that any development,
that may take place ait the Royal Clt>
are bound to prove advantageous also
to Richmond municipality, both a*s regards ths south and north arms of the
Fraser. He was especially pleased
to Know that tihe construction o. the
work iu connection w.ith the jetty
scheme at Point Garry at the mouth
  . a
[LONDON,   June   26.���Alex- O
andra Day    in honor    of   the O
tiftieth    anniversary    of    the O
landing of the widowe'd Queer. O
In England, is ibel.ng celebrated O l
today.     There  is a display of O!
wild  roses  In  the    streets    of O j
London the like of which has O i
certainly never been seen here O '
before.     It is  calculated  that O j
ten    million,    blossoms    were O,
put on sale. O
Publications of the Dominion Department of Agriculture Will Be Sent
Out By Special Branch.
'���""or a number of years, there has
been a constant flaw of valuable Information on agriculture, in its several lines, going out tfroim the Department of Agriculture at Ottawa. In
the forms of annual reports, special
reports, bulletins and circulars, hundreds of publications have been Issued, considerably exceeding a million
i copies a year, and the (stream ls constantly enlarging. Umtll recently each
of the several main brar.ohee of the
���department sent out their own publications. An advance step has lately
been taken in 'the organization' of the
PublloationB Branch -whicih is charged   with   the  sending   out Ifrom  one
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporate'' _M��.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED     $10,000,000
CAPWAIi PAID-UP     9 6,251,080
RESERVE FUND      9 7,056,188
Total Assets Over One Hundred and Ten Millions.
Jtecomnts ot Out-of-TJoutn Customers Simon Spoeiat jfttontion
TOtRlO-JTO   June 26.���Jas. Thomp- i office of all the publications as lasued.
son   aged 85* died at Jackson's Point,! Ae a guide to the agricultural public
where he lived for 30 years. He came as to what publications may be pro-
from Scotland 05 vears ago, living in  cured, a  full  list indicating the subjects  treated, 'has    been    issued1    in
pamphlet   form  to  be  6ent     out     to
those who apply for lt.
York County ever since. He leaves
three sons, one being Janjes Thomp-
am, nt Vancouveis
An announcement has already been I f ^j-g Eraser is making rapid pro-
made regarding the action of the min- Lrtes and that the work is also qf a
ister in making provision for a special jsll*jKt!ln-,jal nature. In bis opinion as
Bale, during the months of September ,n lhat of the oltl(?st residents of Rich-
and October next, of pure bred ram-jmon(]j f._ comp]etion w|**d be the
and grade ewes in the maritime pro- mfcans 0r protecting the district from
vinees and in British Columbia. It' the effects of the storms that arise
has    been
ascertained     that    these |fronl ^\,mf. to time froim he Gulf, and
provinces have need, not only of
selected sires, but also of female
stock to serve as the foundation of
grade flocks for the production of
marketable lambs. The co-operation
of the Dominion Sheep Breeders' Association has been secured to assist
in this work and a grant of $15,000
has been made direct to the assoeia-
a-i well, be a permanent benefit to the
main ebannel of the Fraser.
ln connection with Bhe jetty scheme
Mr. Bridge was convinced that it
would prove of Incalculable benefit to
the north of the Fraser, and in fact
to all points from Steveston to New
Westminster. It would also, he
thought, be of great 'benefit to JJhe
municipalities  above   New   Westmin-
tlon, to be expended for this purpose
in accordance with certain conditions Ister, especially during the freshete,
Imposed by the    minister.      The re- |     Reeve  Bridge also referred  *
sponsibillty   for   the     expenditure   bt substantial  progress being
this  grant  has  been    delegated  to a'
-special committee of  the association,
in   conjunction   with     the   secretary,
Mr. A. P. Westervelt, and the mem
of   this   committee,     acting
association with officers of the Live
Stock Branch, are at present engaged
In selecting the most suitable centres
for the holding of the proposed sales.
They are also personally interviewing
the farmers of these districts, with
the view of securing their interest
and co-operation In connection with
the sale of the sheep. Subsequent to
the distribution of selected breeding
Btock in different localities, it Is proposed   that   the   appointment  of   one
~ _    _      _i -.__     -_...._      -_"h--i1l
to th
made    ii
building and  improving the roads o
Richmond   municipality,    wfhlch    am
now   in   splendid  condition tor auto,
mobiles.     Special    thanks,    he    -said,
were   due   to   Reeve   Weart  and   the
Burnaby  council  for  loaning the  oil
carts and apparatus used ln improving  the   roads of Richmionu"  municipality.
Referring to the water-worke, Reeve
Bridge stated that Rlchimiond had
noiw 80 miles of -water piping and
that tihe supply was being rapidly
extended. At the present time* there
were over 700 service*, which Included tre canneries and other industries
whloh have several connections supplied by meter, Ibut 'Which only count
I)-****-. Hotel,
p.   Btowell,  Vaneouver.
T.  William?, A'ancouver.
B.  June."   Vancouver,
Rouse,   Vancouver.
M.  Fraser, Crescent Island.
Chas.   E.   Bell, Port Moody. I
P. Bellow, Port Moody. I
T.   A.   Morris,   Vancouver.
W.    B.   Marshall.   Vancouver.
H,   B.    Kiln,   Ottawa.
C.   E.   Ghols'in.  Walla Walla.
���Robt.   Clark   and   wife.   Pelta.
Miss  Bennia   Vancouver.
E.    Johnson,   Vernon.
G.  B.  Anderson and wife, Vancouver.
Wm.  A.  Dusty, Vancouver.
C.    Parsons,   Vancouver.
A.   Dobson, Vancouver.
E.  S.  Knowlton.  Vancouver.
James   Engine.   Eburne.
G.  W.   King.  Vancouver.
Mr, and Mrs. J. B. Armishaw,
W. A. Gibson and wife. Vancouver.
Miss  M.   S.   Rose. Vancouver.
Mr.   and  Mrs.   Shirley, Vancouver.
R. A. Thompson, New Westminister.
M.   Fitziatriek,   New   Westminster.
Vancouver.        I
Joseph   Traves,   New   Westminster.
J.   A.   Moran,  Vancouver.
R.  A.  Johnston, Vancouver.
C.  Barnett, Vancouver.
Leon   Fulk,   Vancouver.
J. P. Sigmore, Vancouver.
A. Neal, Vancouver.
H.   Mayell. Vancouver.
Miss L.  Olson, Port Roberts.
Miss R.   Mooney,  Port  Mooney,
John Tiller, Port Roberts.
W.   H.   Teller, Port  Roberts.
B. Williams.   Port   Roberts.
H. Williams, Port Roberta
L.   Williams,  Port  Roberts.
J. F. Brennan and wife. Chilliwack.
1?. Palmeter and wife, Annacis Island.
W. S. Phipps, Cloverdale,
George  J.   A.   Segard,   Vancouver.
IE. Cairns. New Westminster.
Jonathan  Bone,  New  Westminster.
Aoc<v nts maj be opened with di
Interest paid, or credited,
list, each year.
II. F. bishop. Manager
ts of ONE DOLLAR   and
'���yearly on June    SOttt aad
l-AH-NKH, B. C.
P.   T.   JLirtney,
R.   W.   Doherty.
or more experienced ""^P^8"^ as one bnnnwtlon ln the above figures,
farms   of
be arranged for who
their time in visiting the
those to whom the sheep are sold, In
order that the latter may have the
benefit of competent advice regarding the management of their flocks,
the care of wool, marketing of the
clip and disposal of their lamb crop.
As the result of tis policy, it Is believed that these centres will ultimately become distributing points
for high class breeding stock and
influential agencies in bringing
aobut an extension of sheep keeping
in the different provinces.
In consequence of the work Initiated by the members of the sheep commission, the minister Is now in receipt, from time to time, of requests
for special assistance in connection
wth certain problems relating to
both the sheep and wool Industries,
The final disbanding of the commission has made It necessary lhat definite provision be made for the effective administration of the policy to
which the department Is now committed to further the development of
the keeping of sheep in Canada. The
mirillter has. then.lore, considered II
advisable to arrange for the appointment of a sheep export to assume
Cha-ge, under tbe live stock commissioner, of the work to be undertaken in furtherance of this pulley.
He has been fortunate In securing
for this p'.sltlon Mr. T. R. Arkell,
professor of Animal Husbandry In the
New Hampshire Agricultural Collage.
Mr. Arkell is the son uf Henry Arkell,
Esq., Arkeii. Ontario, the well known
breeder of Oxford Down sheep. He
received his primary education
the Guelph Collegiate Institute and
ih a graduate of tha Ontario Agricultural college, ills early training
has made him familiar with ever)
phase of the breeding and management Of sh.ep, and, since his appointment to the position of Professor of Animal Husbandry In the New
Hampshire   College,   he   has   <1��' I
himself  especially     to     experimental
work in feeding nnd breeding and has
mule   B   Study,   under   very     advantageous conditions, of problems relating to the production and marketing
of wool.    IK* has organised) amongst
the   farmers  of   New     Hampshire,   a
co-operative  scheme   for   the   s.ile   oi
their  wool  clip,  an.l,  in  addition,   has
undertaken     considerable     extension
work   which     has   given     him   very
Valuable  experience.     lie  is  now  recognized In Cntiada and ln (he United
States as a specialist  in    sheep  husbandry and has won for his work the
attention of some of the most eminent
experts in breeding and experimentation.
Mr. Arkell Is to join the staff of the
live stock branch before the middle
of the current month and will proceed immediately to the provinces of
Saskatchewan and Alberta to advise
���With the wool growers regarding the
TOITLON, France, June 27.���Ir.
practice yesterday a/board the French
armored cruiser Jules Michelet, off
Hycres Island, a premature explosion
of a 16-centimeter gun occurred.
Three officers and twenty seamen
were injured. ' One of the latter died
and four others are in a critical' condition. The charge was exploded as
It was (beinjr pushed Into the gun.
Ladner Hotel.
Henderson, Vancouver.
Blakeley, Australia.
H. Anderson. Vancouver.
Cohen, Vancouver.
Tupper and  wife, Vancou-
W.  M
George  Gray,  Chilliwack,
Miss Brennan,  Chilliwack.
Mrs.  Freeman, Annacis Island
iMlss B. Clark, Langley.
John   R.   Vant,   Langley.
J. S. Stewart, Vancouver.
G.   Edwards,  Vancouver.
[May 31. ISC2.J
O that soldierly legend Is still on Us
That story of Kearny who knew
not to yield!
Twas the day when, with Jameson,
tierce Berry and Blrney.
Against twenty thousand he rallied the
Where the red volleys poured, where the
clamor rose highest,
Where the dead lay ln clumps through
the dwarf oak and pine,
Where the aim from the thicket was surest and highest.
No charge like Phil Kearny's along the
whole line.
When the battle went 111 and tha bravest
were solemn
Near the dark  Seven  Pines,  where we
still held our ground,
He rode down tbe length of the withering
'       column.
And his heart at our w?i cry leapt up
with a bound.
He sniffed, like ids charger, tbe wind of
the powder.
His  sword   waved   us  on,   and  we  answered his sign.
Loud  our  cheers as  we rushed,  but his
laugh rang tbe louder,
"There's the devil's own fun, boys, along
the whole line!"
How he strode his brown steedl   How he
saw his blade brighten
In the one hand still left, snd the reins
In his teeth!
He laughed like a boy when the holidays
But  a  soldier's  glance  shot from  hls
vizor beneath.
Up came the reserves to the medley Infernal,
\Asklng   where  to  go  In���through   the
clearing or pine.
"Oh, anywherel    Forward!    'Tis all tbe
same, colonel.
You'll   find   lovely   fighting   along   the
whole line."
O  Evil,   the   black  shroud  o!  night  at
That hid him from sight of his brave
men and tried!
Foul, foul sped tbe bullet that clipped the
white Illy.
The dower of our knighthood, the whole
army's pridel
Tet we dream that be still ln that shad
owy region
Where the dead form their rank" at the
wan drummer's sign
Bides on as of old down the length ef his
And the word still Is "Forward I" along
the whole line.
���Edmund Clarence Btedman.
Jt ST KEI'OKi: TIM*: SENS \Tlf>\ U/ Ol TI'ltE.-K   I'Olt   ll..l*l,EY.
This pbiliiie of a slice of the great crowd at the Republican Convent/on In
Chicago, was taken as Governor Hadley. of Missouri, was speaking on behalf 6f (he Rooeiiveltlane, for the seating of the RooiSTelt delegates. Hadley is an eloquent, tactful speaker, he simply thrilled the crowd, even his
opponents, giving him a fair hearing. Suddenly one of thc delegates, seized
with a .inililen inspiration, yelled "Thre,, cheers for Hadley, the next President ..r the United states." The crowd went wild. Photographers hnd to
make sudden exits to avoid the smashing of the.r cameras and plates
r|"HKRK Is not In the wide world a valley
*���        so sweet
As that vale ln whose bosom the bright
waters meet
Oh. the last ray of feeling and life must
l-re the bloom of that valley shall fade
from my heart!
yET It  was hot that  Nature had shed
*���       ner the scene
Her   purest   of  crystal  and   brightest  of
Twas not the soft magic of streamlet or
hill ���
Oh. no!   It was something more exquisite
jrPVVA9 thai friends the beloved of my
bosom were near,
Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear
And who felt how the best charms of nature improve
When we see them reflected from looks
that we love.
OWDBT vale of Avoca, how calm ?ou!d
w       1 rest
In thy bosom of shade with the friends I
love best,
Where the storms that we feel ln this
cold world should censo
And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled In peace!
���Thomas Moore.
J HEAR from mnny a little throat
-**   A warble Interrupted long:
I hear the robin's flutelike note.
The bluebird's slenderer song.
-William Cullen Iiryant.
*At Bunker Hill June 17, 1775,]
I'ANl)!   The ground's your own,
my bravest
Will ye give It up to slaves?
Will ye look for greener gravesT
Hope ye mercy still?
What's tho mercy despots feel?
Hear lt ln tbat battle peal!
Read It on yon bristling steell
Ask It, ye who will!
Fenr ye foes who kill for hire?
Will ye to your homes retire?
Look behind you���they're allrel
And before you see
Who have done It!   From the vale
On they come!   And will ys quallt
Leaden rnln and Iron hall
Let their welcome bet
In the God of battles trust!
Die we *n*iy. i.ml die we must;
But, oh. where can dust to dust
Be consigned so well
As where heaven Its dews shall shed
On the martyred patriot's bod.
And the rocks shall rslse tbslr head
.Of his deeds to tell?
To the Local Investor
It is not necessary to go outside
of Ladner to look for investments. We have at the present time propositions which are
sound and safe in every respect
and which will bear the closest
What We Have Done for Others We Can Do for You
Call at Our Office and Let Us Talk it Over
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Ladner, B. C.
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Acquire the Habit
Of Saving
We pay interest at the rate of four per cent, per annum,
credited quarterly on all deposits of a dollar and upwards. You
can operate on all accounts by cheque in the usual manner.
Our clients have the  advantage
of   all   the   usual   banking
The People's Trust Co., Ltd*
W. H. HAIRE, Local Manager
i ���
People's Trust Building Ladner, B. C.
Carriages,   Wagons and! Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
Ladder Carriage and Automobile Works
G. T. BAKER, Proprietor
Manufacturer* and Dealers in all kinds of
BhJng.ee, -__.h, Sash, Doore Tur_.n_�� and Howe Pinlahlnc*
Phone R 14 Bburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow 9ATCRJ-AY, JUNE 29, 1918.
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���     Mrs.  Alma  Keeler  is  the  guest
[Rev.  C.   R.   and Mrs.  Blunden.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lanning have
Ig-or.e into -heir summer camp.
Rev. C. C. Hyle ,wlM 'be the preacher
I fct New Westminster Cathedral on
I Sunday next.
The services on Sunday at All
leainte, Ladner, -will ibe conducted by
I Dr. A. 'deR. Taylor,
The Peoples' Trust close their -local
I branch today and Mr. Hare twill go
|to  the New Westminster branch.
Mr. George Kilpln, formerly of The
IPeopiee' Trust local branch, and now
I in the New Westminster office was a
Ivisitor to Ladner on Coronation Lay.
Dr. A. deR. Taylor and Mrs. Taylor
[sited   New   Westminster  at   the   _e-
Ipinninff of the -week.    Or. Taylor was
|or. School Board (business.
Mrs.    Asahel    Smith   is  recovering
Ifrom   her   recent  severe   illness.    She
Kv ill accompany ehr sister Mrs. Howes,
uho has been attending on hor here,
New Weitrnmster  this  week.
Many people thought that "Acro-
Ibat" looked like winning his race
J when he fell. The upset must have
(flia-ken him up 'badly for he did not
[give his true showing in the remain-
ling heats.
Rev. C. 11. Blunden was unfor-
Itttnately prevented from preaching
I last Sunday and from attending the
I B.C. Baptist Convention this week,
J through a fall from which he re-
Icelved a esverely sprained ankle on
I Saturday last. He is doing well, and
Ihopes to be ln the pulpit on Sunday.
The journey from Ladner to New
���Westminster is a particularly tedious
lone and when lt is considered that the
���total distance Is about twelve miles
lit seems absurd that 'by leaving Lad-
Jiier at 6:30 In the evening it is possible to r* aeh New Westminster at 10
In'olook. The boat trip takes atbout
[half an hour and t'he remainder of the
[time is spent waiting for the B. C. E.
[Railway. Many complaints are heard
J but nothing seems to be done to re-
Imedy .the existing state of affairs.
It  was  fortunate  the rain  kept oft
as long as it did on Coronation Day.
The schools closed  up  for vacation
Thi Court of Revision, which sat
last Saturday, adjourned without disposing of any of the appeals.
Mr. IT. A. Macdonald has purchased
a nice automobile and le rapidly becoming a miost iproflclent "driver.
The second story of the McLean
Lumber Company's new mi!" is being
pushed along at a rapid rate.
Both the Delta Hotel and the Ladner Hotel were pacned to capacity on
Wednesday night with visitors from
Vancouver and New Westminster.
Mr. llii'llinshead receive*- an ovation
every t!rn>e he passed the grand stand
at the ri'ces nnd ntanv regrets were
heard thai his horses did not finien
further up the list.
The locally trained horses were at
a disadvantage compared with (ho-se
which have been in training ln California all winter, nevertheless, they
made quite a creditable showing.
There was an almost complete alb-
sence of rowdyism at the races anid
afterwards on Coronation Day. Two
Blight "scraps" was all that was noticed and in both cases the ;parties to
blame got what was coming to them.
The property owners nf New Westminster on Wednesday by a vote of
789 to 108 endorsed the Harbor Improvement Scheme, which calls for
an initial expenditure of half a million
dollars, to improve the waterfront of
the present business section of the
city. The complete plan provides for
extensive docks and industiral Sites
In the Lulu Island section of the city
and extending Into Klchmond municipality, with a bridge over the Fraser
from Delta at Annacis Tsland. All
the other six* money bylaws carried
by large majorities. Detla residents
will he especially pleased that tne
hospital bylaw was so handsomely endorsed. The Royal City will soon
have a most modern institution, one
which will be of benefit to the whole
of  the Fraser Valley,  Delta included.
LONDON, June 26���Three suffra.
gettes nearly succeeded ln invading
the House of Commons last night.
They obtained admission to St.
Stephen's Hall, Where they S.iiashr.'
the glass panels of the door lending
to the central hall, when they were
seized by police and takoi to the
station house.
OTTAWA, June 27���Hon. Frank
Cochrane, Minister of Railways, left
last night for Sudbury. From that
point he will probably proceed west.
Mr. Cochrane expects to be away
from the capital for the greater part
of the next two months.
Remains of Mrs.   Alexander   Player,
uf Sapperton, Discovered in Bush
of Burnaby.
The -ody of Mrs. Alexander Player,
���who disappeared from her home, 226
Spruce etreet, Sapperton, on the might
of June 4, was found this morning by
two men In the woods near the Cumberland road, Burnaiby Laike. Mr.
Player went out wich the 'police anW
Identified ',ho body, which will be
brought to this city as soon am viewed
this aifternoon by Coroner McQuarrie.
George Smith and Patrick Ba-bbln,
working on the Stave Lake Power
line ha>d Just fallen a tree and were
lir.iblng lt when one of them stumtoled
over the gruesome find. Tht body
wa.s badly decomposed, antl' the hat
worn when she disappeared was gone.
It is thc thowy of the police that the
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We Want Your Trade
If good, reliable shoes, lowest possible
prices, fair and square dealing, careful attention and a sincere desire to please you,
are things you like, we can count on you
for a customer
A good way to put ut to the test it right
now.   COME.
P. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON. Prop.	
LADNER,  -   -   B.C.
All Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample Room
Incorporated 1910
W�� are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance ln connection with
our service.   Apply te
A.  DeR. TAYLOR,  Use.
American and  European Plan
First Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors & Cigars
Ratks Reasonable
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nat   and   Lump  Coal for Sale
Via Steveston and
To Vancouver and Now Westminster.
Week Days.
Leave Ladner���-8:30 a.m..  12:30 p.m.
and 6:'30 p.m.
Leave Steve-ton���9: SO a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
.and 7:30 p.m.
Leave Ladner���8:30 a.m.,    6:30 p.m.
Leave Steveston���9:84) a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALB aai all kiada ot
Your Patronage Solicited
will be In Ladner every Friday
from 10:30 a.m.   to 6:30 p.m.
office   over   ivitn   Mercantile
Vancouver office:  641  Granville
v Licentiate of the Royal Academy of
Music, London, England. Teacher of
Pianoforte, Singing, Theory and Harmony, visits Ladner eavery Saturday.
Address: 1009 :teach Ave., Vancouver.
Phone Sty. 3701R.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a >ortlo~v of
the Province of Britiih Oolu.nbia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application foi a lease must be
made by the applicant ln person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the dis.
tiiet In which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land aust
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and In unsur-
veytd territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applloant
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of 16 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 tht mhie at the rate
of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnlsb 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
ance a year.
The lease will Include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purc.iase whatever
available surface right, ma/ be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an
acre, ���
For full Information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized  publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
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M-vivai* of -nil. picrrn-XQii'*
E__i__OK GOWN*.
Truly this le a silk season and In
many Instances black predominates.
In the above co��tu/ne it Is shown that
'.ho style of the day when so many
wore silk for dress occnsolns is returning to favor, nnd th.s quaint loop-
en affair Is a model from one worn by
Oi. grandmothers. The top scarf is
ar. tractive feature, as are the fichu
colli,., and turned cuffs of embroidered goods, Large white pearl buttons ,.it*ii l a closing. The same quaint
���tyils Is shown ln the pannier skirt,
which, ln this instance, is quite In
keeping with other parU of the costume.
unfortunate woman had become lost,
and finally tired out and hungry could
go no further. She had been brooding nibout  financlnl and  legal  matters.
The Now Weetmlneter po.tee were
first notified, and they telti��honod the
Burnaiby police, ��it the naime time
senillng a man from here with Mr.
At the time of Mrs. Player's disappearance several weeks ago, the
pi'llif and neighbors scoured the
country around nnd north of Sapperton without uncross, and after a week
ot futile searching thc chnse was given up. It was feared then that she
might have been drowned. Mr.
Player Is grief stricken. Their
daughter, Mrs. J. C. Crelghton, is In
such poor henltfh that ehe has been
told no-thlng of the body being found,
a alt 1s feared tho shock would be
too much for her.
The Best Yet
If you have a good dog or a poor one they all get hungry, nnd can
always give you to understand they are. If your dog could speuk, he
would say:
National Dog Itlwults, Plrnse."
Sold  in  bulk,  cotton socks, and In 2'c cartons by dealers.
Try Them, They Are Good.
National Biscuit & Confection Co., Ltd.
Vancouver, B.C.
Makers of U><" Famous Ilalda Chocolates and National lllscults.
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Vancouver City Market
Tho Market is operated by the  City as a  means of  bringing the
Producer and Consumer together.
You Are Invited to Send Your Produce
We  handle  everything  from the Farm  (except milk).
By consigning your Produce to the Vancouver City Market you
will get beat prices, sharp returns and prompt settlemects.
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
Do You Need
For three days only, Saturday, Mon-
dao and Tuesday, June 22, 24 and
25, we are selling the best B. C.
Granulated sugar, per hundred at
$6.25 Cash
Buy Now ��� Remember   the Place
Phone 39 Ladner, B. C.
Goods Delivered to all parts of the town.
Corner Westham and Delta
favorite Resort for Automobile Parties
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
D. At. CO.
Try a Dish of Our
We'll convince you that we sell the
pure goods, and it has already won
a reputation in Ladner and District.
All  kinds   of   Ice    Drinks,   Ice   Cream
Sodas, Sundaes, Etc.
Consult us for prices on Ice Cream for
picnics, socials, dances, etc.
Bakery Department
We bake every day and can give you a nice, fresh
loaf well made at any time. Any special orders for
Pastry will receive our prompt and careful attention.
Delta Mercantile Co.
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a.TC_U>AY, JUNE M, 1912,
WA8M1N��TU* tt-J.-A_.j_
SEAflTLE, Juno 27.���In the room
where Judige Cornelius H. Hanford ot
tiie Western district or Washington,
jpg*e_ride_ for yeans as circuit judge,
lie was this morning hnri_elf plaeod
ot trial by the congressional inve_ti-
ration Into the Impeachment charges
preferred against him.
Lean ard Ola-son, whom Judge Han-
ttor'i disfranchised because he admit-
ted leanings toward Socialism, was
the tirst witness called by the speciajl
investigating committee, consisting of
Hep re-sen tat ive Graham, of Illinois,
��hajrnian, and Representatives E. W.
llijfgins, of Connecticut anld W. I.
-McCoy, of New Jersey.
The committee arrived Tuesday
night and at once prepared for Its
work. A number of witnesses were
���irbpoenac'd yesterday. Judige Han-
ft>nl has summoned to his deifenso
-on army of the best Hegal talent in
She city.
The inquiry is conducted ln public
���salons and will 'proibalbly Bast for two
��(.ris. The changes against Judge
Hartford attack both bis personal
S&UWCter and his jud'lrial record.
Bonds Held Valid.
OLYMI'lA, June 27.���"There being no legal objection to the submitting of "he submitting of the
*g-_aatlon to the people, so definitely
outlined In the or-VM-ICe and purport, whereby it was called to their
attention, their judgment, whether
wise or unwise, good or bad, must
Ue upheld," says the supreme court in
.* decision handed down today affirming the King county superior court
Judge R, B. Albertson presiding, in
.����* suit brought by James Lulloch
"*��. appellants, against the* city
or  - restrain   the  issuing  of
$800,000 w a of bonds voted to finance a municipality owned and operated street railway.
(iiatauqua Buys Site.
BELLINGHAM, June 27���The
Washington Assembly Chautauqua
Association has opened negotiations
with the 'Whatcom County Railway
_r LJght Company for the purchase
of no less than 271 fifty-foot lots and
txaa secured an option upon the fifty-
four lots belonging to the Carllne
estate, all adjoining the White City,
at 8ilver Beach. The amount involved in this deal has not been made
public, but it is said that tho total
involved is considerably over $10,000.
The negotiations with the Whatcom
County Railway & Light Company
liave been under way for some time
past, and it is only a day or two since
a concrete proposition was drawn up
liy the officers of the Chautauqua association and which has now been
forwarded to the Stone & Webster
headquarters at Boston, Mass., for
-final consideration.
Decision Saves Money.
SEATTLE, June 27���-King county
-nas saved a matter of ��1.000,000 in
the settlement of claims by shore
land property owners or damages by
reason of the lowering of Lake Washington or the canal, through the decision of Judge King Dykeman yea-
tarday that the title to shore lands
follow the water line with the lowering of the lake. The recession of
the waters by reason of a nine-foot
dre in the elevation will expose sev-
eral hundred acres of land valued at
from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000.
Nullifies Primary Daw.
BEI-LINGHAM, June 27���That the
recent split ln the ranks of the Re-
. publican party will have the effect of
a nullification at least to a certain
extent of the direct primary law In
1 this state now appears to be prac-
ti��ally a certainly. As far as aspirations to gubernatorial honors are
concerned the indication saro that
most ofthe candidates now in tho
field Will form his own parK* In something after the  manner of  the  recent
municipal .lection in Bellingham, hold
a convention on the dale of the September primary and thus obtain a
place on the final ballot In November, in fact an announcement lo Ihls
effect has already been made by Otto
A. Case, of Seattle,
Rats   Arc   Flealess.
SEATTLE,   June   27���The   rat  co'-
e-iy  ol  Seattle���reduced   to  a   mini*
mum by the department or health and
Manltation, under tbe direction or
James V.. Cricblon���Is enjoynig the
luxury of a thorough "combing" to
procure specimens of various breeds
of fleas, More than 420 rats wore
combed during the past thlrly days,
*>ul not a single Ilea Ot the
Jumping'' species, which carries tho
bubonic   plague   germ,   was   round.
Confetti In Barred.
ItEI.I.I.NiillA.M, June 27 -The city
-DOIincl! has passed an ordinance prohibiting   the   use     or     conottl,     paper
spirals ami feather duster ticklers
daring the Mount linker marathon
���rents, July 23, 24, 25. Tho council
alHo set aside a portion of the Elk
strict inning, upon which various
automobiles entered ln the Mount
Baker   race   may   take   liberties   wllh
the I] I ordinance In tuning up for
the  contest.
Cheerful   Pro-p-eCl.
IMIKMI'HTON. June J7���No appropriation having been made for tho
navy lor the fiscal year beginning
nesl month, (be navy department today   Issusd  orders which   will   mean  a
practical suspension or work at this
yard  until  Hinds ror maintenance are
provided by congress. The instructions ot ths department nre that after July  1   employees cannot continue
working, excepting in case of emergency threatening los so life or destruction of property and in such
easel they must agree to work voluntarily  without  guarantee of pay.
r arm and
They Not Only Educats, but Thsy
Make Money For the Holders.
That the farm fair ls well worth
while has* been demonstrated ln dollars and cents by the department of
agriculture. Its report shows that
there afe in the United States 1,203
eount*f fair associations, with a paid
up membership of 95,321, and that the
total receipts ln 1910 of the various
exhibitions were $2,525,750.
The agricultural college and the
farmers' institute have been benefited
very greatly. The fair gives these institutes and' their workers an opportunity to meet farmers personally. It
gives an opportunity to secure cooperation ln demonstration work,
makes it possible to get in touch with
farmers nnd conduct agricultural
schools and short courses, not only
I while the exposition ls on, but also in
I different parti of the country later.
It rank., it possible to collect In one
place the results of Held demonstra-
I tions all over the state and enables
college   and   ntatlon   men   to   secure
Copyright by American Press _-_o-
ciatlon. 1011.
HAS   NOT   HK.SI('M_I>.
TORONTO. June 26���Hon. W. J.
Hanna, provincial secretary of Ontario, when aek-d lasi n.ghi about reports froln Ottawa that he hnd resigned his portfolio preparatory to
accepting the chairmanship or tho
Domini.in   railway   board,   refused   to
discuss   thc   matter   further   than   to
slate he hnd not resigned.
names and addresses of representative
fanners with whom to correspond in
disseminating agricultural information.
At certain periods each day demonstrations are given at different parts
of the grounds. These demonstrations
Include packing of fruit, manipulation
of the liabcock test, spraying operations. Including tbe mixing of sprays,
as well ns their application; killing,
dressing nud packing of poultry for*
mnrket; sanitary handling of milk;
transplanting, budding and pruning of
trees: sped selection, cheese and butter
making, testing agricultural machinery, -.'ooklng. plowing matches, etc.
lu exhibiting animals hay and bedding should be provided free If possible, and grain should be sold at a
very moderate rate to exhibitors. This
matter of feed at fairs has caused a
lot of trouble, o'rnfting very frequent-
-jr. I-.. rr,M,p8 ������ leading to Intense dlssat
Israel Urn and often to unpleasant ex
The Judging must be done, so far as
possible,  by  wholly  disinterested ex
l..w  ���H'I',M*   Tllt> J"dge ought to lie ready to
'explain any finding If be is asked to du
bo. There nre plenty of expert Judges
available In all lines now. ns there ls
no reason why the best of Judges
should nut be secured
The matter of concessions nnd
amusements hns caused  more contro
I versy  and dlsensslon   t tut ri  any  other
I thing in connection with the stnte or
county fair.   Trials of speed, acrobatic
'und sleight of band performances, ex-
hlhltlons of trained animals, moving
pictures, military drills, games of ball,
foot races and other Hltnll.tr entertain
ments, are all unobjectionable when
properly controlled and provide enter
tu In ment for those who come to spent*
un idle hour.
Itut they should be very carefully
supervised nnd not be permitted to ln
terfere with the main exhibits and
more educational features of the fair
All entertainment] should he restricted
to certain hours, when It would be
possible for all who desire to witness
and enjoy them.
It Is suggested thnt nil county fair*
shall be supervised by the secretary of
Hie state board of agriculture or some
one from the department of agriculture. A general meeting of representn
lives of all the fnlr asMbciBttohS should
he held each year for conference and
discussion of Important topics
Vslue of White Oak.
White onk Is now so ���Carre that the
so called white onk timber nf our mar
kets Is often a mixture of various
species, including red oak. It is al
most impossible to get an unmixed
consignment of white oak.
On the frontier of Hollaud tuanj
years ago was a little fort, about
which clustered a number of farms
It was used by tbe Dutchmen to keep
tbe French who lived across the border from coming over to possess
themselves of tbe produce, consisting
of butter, eggs, vegetables and especially tbe cheese, for which the Netherlands bave always ,been famous.
There was no regular military garrison, tbe fort being manned ln case of
necessity by the Dutch farmers. Those
were more troublous times thau these,
and there was more fighting In a small
way; therefore more lawlessness was
to be expected near the border, where
frequent incursions were made.
The cause of this particular stronghold becoming noted was not oue of
butter and eggs and cheese. At least
these were not the bene of contention.
A Dutch maiden had been surreptitiously wooed and won by a young
Frenchman, nnd he had cnrrled her
within the Hues of France, hnd married her nnd established her ns the female bead of his farm.
The Dutchmen regarded this ns by
far the greatest robbery their neigh
bors could inflict U|ion them. They
would much rather hnve lost a hundred of their best*eheeses than this
fair daughter with ber blue eyes and
flaxen braids. Sbe bnd hod many
lovers among the young Dutchmen,
nnd they, formerly rivals, now became
united in a common cause. One nlgbt
a dosen^of these disappointed wooers
made a raid across tbe border, took
the young wife prisoner and carried
Iter Into their own country.
When the Frenchmen heard of the
outrage they gathered In groups, talking nnd gesticulating till they worked
themselves into a warlike condition.
The Dutchmen, bearing what they
were doing and Inferring that they
would likely attempt to repossess the
woman, shut her up In the fort and
prepared to hold her ngalnst all comers. It did not matter to them that
she wished to .-turn to her husband.
Sbe had not been applied for ln a proper way, her parents had not been consulted, and even If all the forms usual
on such occasions bad been observed
she would not have been given up to
the hated French beyond the border.
In due time news came that a rescue party was being formed, and the
Dutchmen began to make preparations
to meet lt. The fort was stocked with
provisions, and arms and ammunition
nnd a regular garrison were put In.
Tbe object of contention being ln the
fort, the French marched straight
against It, and since they bad no means
of taking lt by assault they formed a
cordon about it for the purpose of besieging It by starvation.
Meanwhile the Dutch farmers wbo
were not engaged in the quarrel continued to make cheeses a id do their
other-accustomed work. They were
shut off from the fort, and tbe fort was
shut off from them. The garrison, having a goodly store of provisions'for
their maintenance, laughed at the
Frenchmen wbo were besieging them.
"Come on with your picks and your
staffs and your scythes," they shouted
In Dutch, "and take the fort if you
can!" But tbe Frenchmen didn't understand u word that wus said. They
simply sat around and smoked and
drunk wine nnd played games, waiting
for the besieged to eat up all their
A long while passed, but the Dutchmen showed no sign of surrender.
Tbe Frenchmen knew thnt by this
time, though tbey might still have food,
lt must lib stnle. But since they would
not give up the light, their position
must be taken by stratagem. After
much chattering and gesticulating the
Frenchmen tit Inst bit upon 11 plan
which they proposed to put Into execution, but they preferred to wait a little longer till their enemies hud acquired n special relish for fresh eatables through a prolonged course of
One morning when the Dutchmen
awoke and were preparing their breakfast of stale victuals they benrd n clutter of tongues and, looking over the
ramparts, saw a number of wo mon
coming with baskets on their arms.
They were loo fnr off for the Dutchmen
to henr what they snld or In what
language tbey spoke. When they cnine
near the fort its commander hailed
them nnd nsked them where they were
going. One of the women replied thnt
they were tnklng butter nnd eggs nnd
vegetables to the market to'sell. Wben
they came directly beneath the fort
they displayed their produce to the
hungry Dutchmen, who suld they
would gladly take their whole supply,
but they must act quickly, for If the
French enemies saw them they would
prevent tbe snle.
So the women were Introduced luto
the fort, nnd the Dutchmen started to
Ihat the gates, but the women pulled
wenpons from under their skirts nnd
drove them back. As soon ns the flght
commenced the Frenchmen, who were
hidden behind .1 barn near by, rushed
out. effected nn entrance Into the fort
and captured It
Thus as a nollow horse filled with
armed men wns Introduced Into Troy
so did n nnraher of Frenchmen disguised as women enter the Dutchmen's
fort. Helen was restored to her husband, and together they began to raise
children and country produce, producing an abundant supply of both every
Strawberry Festival,  . Progress Club.
Hay Crop, Poultry Industry and
Some Real Estate Activity.
STEVESTOiN, B.C., June 22.���A
strawberry festival was held on Friday evening in the Orange Hall under
the auspices of the Orange Lodge and
there was a large attendance.
In connection with St. Ann's Episcopal Church a well patronized concert was held at the Opera House.
Songs were rendered by Miss Violet
Sortwell, Miss Lena Wescott and Mr.
Atkins, while Mrs. J- J. Wilson accompanied on the piano.
A general meeting of the Richmond
Progressive Aasolcatlon will be held
at Steveston on Monday evening,
June 21. Among the matters to be
discussed will be the appointment of
a committee to co-operate with the
council for the bettering of car service and rates of fare to Vancouver,
New Westminster and other points.
The question also of a new through
trunk road connecting with Granville
street, Eburne, will also be considered.
The Ladies' Guild of the Steveston
Methodist Church will hold a garden
party at the home of Mr. Fentenian
on Wednesday, 26th Inst., for which
games and sports have been arranged.
A much needed refreshment room
has now been added to Steveston
Fishermen are now arl.'tlng into
Steveston and renewing their licenses.
The crops of the district are well
advanced. The hay crop will be unusually heavy, greater than for over
25 years. Strawberries are also exceptionally plentiful and other fruit
abundant. u
Mr. Wilson, of the White Wings
Farm, has been domg great business
In chicken raising. This season he
has shipped about 75,000 pure bred
leghorn chicken to all parts, as far
east as Kegina, as well as to the
Mr. J. M. Steves' heifer "PteJIe
Canary" has recently passed the highest tests of the Holstein's Association
of any two-year-old heifer ln Canada.
Mr. P. S. Falkner, broker and real
estate agent, Steveston, reports business good and promising. In the vicinity of Woodward Slough there has
been great activity. Prices here average from $1000 to $1500 per acre.
Dr. Hepworth is now building a
two-storey block on Monckton and
Second avenue for business purposes,
costing about $12,000.
Mrs. Ida Steves, of No. 9 road has
recently sold ten acres of her ranch
for $10,000.
Mr. Goldle Harris, of the slough settlement Is building a new residence
on No. 4 road.
Mr. J. H. McMillan, of the same
district, is erecting a large barn and a
new residence on No. 4 road.
In connection with the regular July
meeting of the Richmond Progressiva
Association to be held at the Orange
Hall, No. 9 road, the committee de-
sire it1 to be thoroughly understood
that the work of the association Is
not confined to Steveston affairs, but
Is of general Interest to residents of
Richmond. Members for the extension of the executive are specially invited from every district. The permanent place of meeting will be discussed at this meeting.
��� ���    i_
Real Property Tax   Will Be    11 1-3
MlUs-^Looklng for Site for Municipal  IlalL     /
CAMBIE, June 18.���.The real property tax ln tihe Mun-olipaltty of Rich-
momd for the year 1912 will (be one
mill higher thnn in 1911. The council, at their meeting yesterday, levied
a rate of 11 1-2 mills. The additional mill Is for a water rate ito meet
the sinking fund and interest on the
new wate<j supply. Two mills on the
dollar will provide $9050 for sdhools;
six mills are for general revenues,
and two and a half mills _or loans an"d
special purpcees.
A local Improvement maintenance
by-law wae also giver, its third reading for the purpose of doing repairs
to the dyking and draining works
lying east of the No. 5 road. A rate
equal to 30 cents per acre, bringing a
total of $300. will be levied.
Reeve Bridge and Councillor Shepherd were appointed a committee to
press upon the provincial land department the giving of a deed to the municipal ball property. Ths deed from
Mr. Hrlghouse, the original owner,
has been lo-st, and though It was suggested at the mee-tlrog yesterday that
1. had probably been burned in the
New Westminster Ire, the Reeve discounted tihe sUa* tion, because he
understood the dc 1 had been sent or.
to  Victoria.
int an unoffier ' way, It Is learned
that the claim Was made on behalf of
the Brlghouee estate that when
the land wae obt lined from Mr. Brlg-
hcuse thirty years ago, a condition
was made that the municipal hall
must always be retained there. The
minutes contain no mention of such, a
The committee will interview the
council's legal adviser and instruct
him not to allow the .matter to star.'d
in abeyance, as it Is at tihe present
The intention of the council to purchase a site more conveniently situated was voiced by Councillor Gay,
who proposed that a commute- be
appointed to arrange foir a site near
the B. C. E. R line ait Oamhl* He
said that the present property could
still be maintained as a site for an
exhibition or for a playground. If
five acres were bought lt would b6 a
good Investment.
T-ie reeve thought that, before definite action -was taken along that
1'ne the committee appointed to get
the deed to tlhetr existing site should
see what the result of their efforts
would be.
9tfakes a Specialty o/~~m.
ReqiK Ms the public not to waste
water during the testing tbat
is going on along the pipe
DOST���June 7th, light brown anT
white pointer, answering to the
name of "Dot." Any Information
relating to the whereabouts will be
thankfully received. E. F. Douglas.
Mddan Lumber Co.
Can Supply All Kinds of
FJr, Cedar and
Spruce Lumber
There is no reason for any shortage of lumber in thc Delta.
Mills midway between Ladner and Port 6uichon.
Season 1912
Thoroughbred Sire "Hawser,''  1889,  recently Imported  from  Ireland,  will stand  for the season  at Hastings Park, Vancouver.
"Hawser*" ls a bay, 16.1 high,  registered  under the  Department
of   Agriculture   in   Ireland.
He Is a winner under National Hunt Rules and a first prise winner at all shows exhibited. His stock are all prize winners at different shows all over Ireland. He combines the best tsaylng blood at
the stud. He has provedja fruitful and sound breeder. H_�� Sire
��� "Prince Charles" by "Pride of Prussia," and Dam "Revenue Cutter"
by "Gunboat." Gunboat by "Sir Hercules." "Hawser" is only three
generations descended from the famous "Sir Hercules."
Pee of $40.00 charged.    Every care taken, but owner not responsible for accidents.
113 Bank mf OtU wa Building
Vancouver, B. C.
fob ana
Bills of
ments  ���
Cali and See Samples
Th* Delta Tt-nea la |i_|*l__.-._ evtfl
Saturday trow tit* Tt-aea _M_lMla_>
Ladner.  B.C.    3. D.  __j_pr. aus*
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