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Volume 7
LADNER, B. 0. SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 191:).
$1.00 A YEAR.
D ltn Ranchers Urge  Improvements | Member  for   Delta   Explains   I'rovi-  Mr.    MacKenzie    Persuaded    Grain| Provincial Government  Have Taken
,, Kail Transportation Before
sions of New Measure���Resolution "f Confidence.
Commissioners to Look Over
Port  Mann.
Vu opportunity of addressing their
,    t0 a representative ol Lhe
,   Commission   was   afford -'
and  business men  of  Delta
.,  special   meeting  ot the  Delta
V,;,,    pi     I'nide,   held   on   Tuesday
..;,, a Mr, MoCall, repn i     I
commission,  vlBlted   Ladner
Over  Dr.  Wilson's  l-'ui-ir. for
Stocl: Breeding Purposes.
in liis address before the Central       Mr.  !���'. J, MacKenzie continues to
Conservative Association  at Clover- address meetings of his constituents
dale, last week, Mr,  Prank J. Mac- al  v.u-ious points in the  Delta rid
Kt M/.!". M.l'.!'., dealt al Bome length Ing.
with the provisions of the new Game      On Wednesday, Awil 2nd, al two
Act, a measure of much Importance o'clock,  hi   .'.ill speak al   a meeting
to Delta riding, lain   1 as it is Eor th i ���*���'    Annandale   BChool    bouse,    Port
opportunities   to   Indulge   In   good hells, and In the evening be present!
shoot in*.;.    Mr.   MacKenzie explained at a smoker given by the Conserva-1
for the purpose of investigating
tieen fell tor sunn- time past
lBiderable Improvement could
, :ted in Hi'' operation of tha
Oulchon  branch  of tbe Great
n in   Railway,   ���md  representa-
o officials connected  with  the
,,,.-   have   from   time    to    tlnjfl^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
made  to   this  effect.       Many  ius own property.
. ,,.  defectB  have  been   remedied,!     V;i<'  Delta  representative .    ___..___        	
but  the  more  urgent reforms asked   legislature fully explained other fea-1 Staples  and   W.   I'.  Jones,   visit  the | Coquitlam, as it   is  the
how a license had been impost '1 < tl
all persons bearing anus, but with
an Important exception tor Delta
residents.    The   government,   recog-
- that the fanner was rcsponsl- ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ble for the protection of game while Mr, MacKenzie was in Victoria on
in Its tender youth lui exempted '"' 'ness connected with his riding,
him from the tax while Bhoo-flfg uver  and while there wa.s instrumental in
tive association at  Murrayvllle
ti'; Thursday evening he spoke al
the meeting of the Conservatives of
Al Ii : grove,
During the tirst part of the week
A  deal of much  interest to  Delta
ranchers   was   oonsummatt d
tbe  past   week  when   tha  Pro' in tial
Qovernmi nl   leased  tin* farm of  Dr.
.1   Ker Wilson, near Sunbury, oh the
River   Road    to   New   Wt it o   u
D is the Intention of the governmen
to  operate  this  ranch  on   the      on
i  followed  al   the Colony  Farm,
Mount Coquitlam, and the public of
Delta will be greatly benefited    by
the introduction- of such a high class
Btock  breeding establishment.
Stock   breeders   will   welcome   the
Mr. Asahel Smiili Will Use Some of IDelta   Delegation   Present   Requests
His  Famous seed Potatoes to B.C. Electric���Favorably
in Oregon. Received.
Mr,   Asahel   Smith,   generally   re- |    With a view to securing ligh   and
ferred to throughout the province as  power   service   uu*  districts   in   the
. ,, ,     , ,., _,     municipality not   yel  connected with
������'"     l";'""   Kln*     k'l;   on   >'1""-  the' company's* powei service and the
day   ai_ht'B,Owl  for  Portland,  Ore- extension ol  settlers   rates over the
gun,  where he will assume bis new JjuIu  Island  branch  to resident
duties a.s superintendent ol tbe r..-""' south side ol thi   B'ra        a dele-
lii-mhia        v_-1 i���-.iir -1> _i       r.omnn,nv'8 S&tlon    ol     representative   ranchers
I ,���>""���"���������      Agricultural -. ipai , i i   Blt_- -h. Qffl( .i|>u (,()_
demonstration  faun al  Clats  Kanie, iumbia bllectrio Ral a   ."ancou-
Bituated Borne twenty-seven miles ver on Tuesday last to present their
from the mouth of the Columbia case before the proper i nclals.
River, Mr. Smith's long experience Petitions from the ret lents of
oi tarming conditions lu the Delta the Ootid, road, Sloua id and
will enable him more successfullj to Canoe* Pass districts, asking tor
unuertake thi responsibilities ol his power and light service, had beeu
position, as the character and forma- received by the Board of Tradi at
tion   of   the  soil   ou   the  company's l-hdir   last   meeting,   and   it   was   at
ving.two of tiie members of the j acquisition to Delta of many of the ] property are very similar tothe con- j!t*JL<r_i^^"Ce..i,-Fafi1*^-f��^V3t-l't-^l1=,\l.ta tUT1.3
in    the  grais    commission,    Messrs.   W.    D. j imported   horses   now   stationed   additions prevailing  in  tliis locality
with the exception of the item above
' referred  to,  the same  ground  as  at
the recent Conservative annual meeting in  Ladner.
As regards the remission of provincial taxes, he staled that the government's policy would be to levy
no direct Imports, bul to have the
natural resources of the land sup-
I-ly the revenue for the carrying on
of   the  government  of  the  country.
intention  to
 an   early   date   to
the  British   Co- j at Port .Mann by these gentlemen.       Ithe Wilson ranch.    The equine stan-
Referring to this visit to the Sur-'dard throughout the flats should be
tures  of the   legislation  enacted  at) riding,  Monday   bavin
the   last   session   of
Iumbia   house,   covering   practically,!
been   spent i remove  them
tor have  been   neglected.    A  party
romlnent .Great   Northern   ofl'i-
ials   met   a   delegation    of    leading
business then and producers a Bhort
a ;o when the grievances of the
were     fully     discussed     and
though pnnr.pt  action  to remedy the
complaints   was   promised,   this   has
i ���   come  into  effect.
Quicker communication with v-m-
r   is   one   of   the   most   crying
needs of the district today.      This,
the    questions    of    seven-day
i-nh-e to relieve the milK sitdj
ation and the Issue of return tickets; it   was   with   this  end   in   view   that
- Guichon line were the matters . the revenue tax had been abolished.
,t to the notice of the Hallway;     The act respecting the sale of milk
Commission  representative. j for   human    consumption   was   fully
Mr   McCall  expressed   his  sympa-   dealt  with.    There had been serious       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-------------------^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
-In   with  their  demand  for speedier j (barges In regard to the unsatisfac- ��� ���'���'* l-<*'i�� water available on the har-. cultivated.       The    working    of    the
communication       with      Vancouver. | tory conditions  under  which  dairies  hor  frontage  there.    I  could  assure! property   will   be   under  the  capable
were sometimes operated and the them that in every way this port was supervision of Mr. Duncan Mont-
government bad seen fit to make adapted for the grain export terminal gomery, late ofthe Coquitlam farm,
special laws governing that branch facilities and that here in Surrey's who is well acquainted in this dis-
of  industry new town  ���'*e*''  would  find the sitea j trict.
The Provincial Elections Act, said  they  wei*e in  search of.    The result
the speaker, had also been adversely  of this representation  was  th .
criticized   doing awfly with, as it did,  of  the  commissioners spent  the  en
the   present   electoral   rolls,  but   de-  ��'"*  day  in  looking over  Ihe   future
spite the wild torrent of abuse form  sltl' of the new city."
Mr. Smith, Interviewed recently
with regard io the property, Its possibilities and his duties In conn< t
tlon with Its development, expressed
the opinion that consisting as it did
of the finest delta country, the soil '
would   be  capable  of  yielding  such
rey section of Delta riding, .Mr. Mac- j much improved, as among these Im-
Kenzie   expressed    his   gratification portatlons number some of the  fin-
that the Dominion commissioners had! est   blooded  horses  to  be  found  in, -        .    .. t_  ,_
recognized  the  importance  of   Delta  the  Dominion, and  have taken  blue crop8 ns bave made tne- ' on i.   .     u
riding  and  the   facilities   it   offered i ribbons  in  even*  show  ring of  lm-  the neighborhood ol  Ladner ���.    ou .
for the handling of grain for export, portance throughout Canada.             |The  farm  is comprised of about
by   visiting   Port   Mann,   where  they!      The government has also acquired
look in consideration its natural ad--the farm horses and agricultural im-
vantages as a location for grain ele-1 plements   from   the  late  owner  and
���ators.                                                           i somewhere   in   the   neighborhood   of
"While iu Victoria," said the mem- 200 acres will be cropped this sum-,
ber,  "t   called  the  attention  of the m?r.    As there are 688 acres In thei
Commissioners to the future import-  whole estate, this will leave quite a,
pace of Port Mann and  Its particu- margin for pasturage purposes.    Ifte.
larly favorable location un the main hay required for feed purposes r.'.ir-
line of  the  Canadian   Northorn  audi ing the  winter months  will  also  bo
delegation consisting of M*~ssrs. D.
McKee, vv. A. Kirkland, C, il. Davis,
('. Arthur. \V. .1. Frederick, A, Davie
and T. E. Ladner waited on the light,
and power department of the company.
The deputation was favorably re-
ceived, but regret was expressed
thai owing to trobule witb the union
employees while construction work
wa.s in progress lately they did nol.
wish to have a repetition ot such
difficulties.    However,   if  the  muni-
Under present conditions the utilization   of  the  Great  Northern   service!
for    passenger    connection   with   the
metropolis  was   very   unsatisfactory,
ae   the   numerous   delays   incurred'
while handling freight and switching
;it sidings tended to  develop a very!
low rate of speed on  the route.    In
liis opinion the time for the journey :
should be lessened by two and one-
half hours.
Willi regard to the institution of
i   seven-day   service   to   relieve   the-
milk situation he thought the request'
of the ranchers  in   this  direction  a
very   reasonable   one.       Under   the
present   six-day   service,   their  milk!
had  either  to  be  carted   long    dls-j
'nines to the main line at Colebrook
"i Sunday's supply had to stand over
tor shipment on the following morij-1
The    question    of    the    Issue    of
under his care. It was
employ three foremen and twenty-
five men to do the work which they
expected to carry out this Bummer.
With a view to creating a reputation for the production of the potato
lor his new charge, lie was taking
some   fifty   tons   of   seed   grown   on
roaniti     it   i-  ih.  !���,������,���      a. . his   Delta  ranch,  part  of  which  he
iesuit        it   ia  tne   inter, di   to  experiment' .   ,  . V      n .1
q(  .,.,-   i������ ...:,,, -  ,  ... 1 ,     '   ' "��������� "'   expected to use directly on the coin-
at  two  uitf*r with a  milking grade of Short. 1 > _r    _-_  _ _ .
I- -     - __-_..-_.__���_. fimuc 01 ._uuri-  pany's  farm.    He  did  not expect  to
for have
;;u0   acres,   already   protected   from
floods   by   immense.dykes..and  the undertake .be ereo-
soil  is absolutely   ree    from    sattj ^                                        company
deposits.     Mr   Smith  ata��*-���'      'l     ^ expressed    its    willingness    to    take
duties would lie in the orgaa ......... v                  completion.
and supervision o   such measures as "   q{           ^
wculd most adequatelj   present the ^                q
productive  possibilities  ol  tne   lanu ,      ..   �� .              .���    ___.
^^^^^^ ^^^        planned   to
their opponents, the honesty of purpose of the present administration
had not been impugned.
Several   Royal   Commissions   were
in  session  at  the  present  time, and
horns,   as   the r   demand
���������'  cattle  h ��� I   the  necessity
j for the p ���       an anil .al that
will 1 im -        li.- dual qualities of be-
his  time  wholly  occupied  .1 tiling the three years his contract^ call
to the absence of Mr. F. It. Glover,
head of that department. This matter will be taken up at a later date
when it is hoped satisfactory arrangements tor the extension of
these rates to Delta residents will
be  made.
Tae  annual   meeting  of   the  Ne
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^       one farm, but expected to devote his
ling a good milker and a.good beef attention to superintending ten sim-
the   speaker   assured   the   gathering Westminster   Lacrosse Club,   world's
that  if there were any' facts upper-
taining to the subjects under consideration a sitting of the commission rehired could he readily arranged to take place in the riding.
The Agricultural Commission
would'probably interest them more
than   any  of  the  others,  the   riding
champions and holders of tbe Minto 1,-.,   '   ^^H , ,     ,   ,
cup,  was held  in  New  Westminster Chinese Contro   of Sea Island Acre-
last  Thursday  evening.     The.   ques- I (���;���<*>- .���������..-,���...
tion of obtaining uew grounds    came                                History.
up  for  discussion  and  following of-!     Kill RI 6   Warch 2_.���
ensuing    year    were
tickets  to   intermediate   stations   on  being de'voted almost entirely to
tiie main line also came up for dis-
lussion. nnd Mr. McCall positively
asserted that the company would be
compelled to issue these. At present
a traveller had to pay syigle fare
journeying each way.
.mongst those present who spoke
on the different matters under dis-
ussion were: Mr. D. A. McKee, pres-
(ient of the Board of Trade; Reeve
lienson, Messrs. Alex. Davie, E.
��� i li.-ison, Chris Brown, L. W. Era-
ree, E, T. Calvert and S. W. Fisher.
(Inn Chili Held a Good
Meel  on Their Xew
ricultural pursuits and sittings of
that commission had already been
arranged for Ladner and Cloverdale,
, while the interests of the districts
would be worthily represented by
Mr. S. Shannon, who had had the
honor to be chosen as one of the
Prior to the last session of the
house, representations had been
made to him with regard to the acquisition of land for park purposes
along the Yale "Road, and "ie was
glad to be able to state that a price
; had been obtained from the Brun-
1 ette Sawmills Company, owners of
the property, and the matter would
shortly be considered
ficers   for   the
elected. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Hon. president, Mr. Thos, Gifford
M.L.A.;   president,   Mr,   J.   R,     .    1
first vice-president,  Mr.  A.   B.  hei;
ington;  second vice-president.  Dr   .-
P.     Smith;     secret im.    Mr.   D.   Gilchrist;  treasurer. Mi*.  II.  Ryall;  1
CUtive, Messrs. W. ('n,\. (      \
F.  Lynch,  3.  A.   Lee.  G.   Rene b    .
Gifford,  jr..  N.  Nelson;   delega
B.C.L.A.,   Messrs.   .1.   A,   Lee.   A.   B.
Kellington, G. McGowan, T. 'i
jr., F.  Lynch;  alternates   P,
mute, J. ll. Jardlne; auditor, Mr. G.
That   Sixteen  hundred acres of land
n ted  11111
by the Chii u merB   and     that
all  the  vi [etable  oulpul
nd this year will b<* raised
by the Or     Lai is I h    Btal -
made to a r&pi esentat ive of the Bril
isb   Coinuiiii,in   today   by  Councillor
1   Milh -, him eif a resident of
iti.l and a   farmer.    Much of
. In ! ne d ;. f*ii-i  in
1   i   in   has  i.e. n   done  by    tbe
1    1913   they   control
��� the 1st ��� 1st ai reage In it., history.
Alien ly,    fated (louncillor  Miller,
i a consider 1;. e ai n    ;e    ha -      bei n
p  m ed hj  1 lie Chim 1 ��� ,    Potatoes is
their   bu  1   1 top,   and   planting   for
' I ti is is m 1 ' ' ble   11   ������ pril I han
Three    youthful    nlmrods    armed   1;l March, bul to gel     -
with bows and arrows and possessed |the.Vancouver markut. the individual
$8,000 ii. cash  prizes will  be distributed at the sixlh annual Yancoii-
^m^^^_^^^^_^^^_^_^^__^^^   ver  horBe  show,   which   is  scheduled
1 for with the organization of thisjfor April 21st to :.:'rd, in the Horse
__ _,_ gjj0W building. The marvellous
growth of this institution in the past
tew years has been so marked that
it now ranks as the second largest
show of that description in tho
The judges for thts year will be
.1. M. Gardhoute, of Weston, Ontario,
In the heavy draughts, while Captain
McCann, of Hood River, will offi-
ciate in the light harness class.
Entries   positively   close   on   April
has   always   taken
liar colonies
plated.       H	
Mr. Smith has always taken an
active interest in all matters agricultural and industrial affecting
Ladner and neighborhood; and his
���igoioiiK work lti such matters has
done much good in placing this district to the front as a splendid agricultural   centre.       His   work   along
on April 1st. Last year the demand
for the best seats and boxes was
so great that people waited patiently
tor 72 hours for the box office to
iof a retriever dog wrought consider
4. hearty vote of thanks was ac-1 able'damage   to- a   flock   of   ducks
(i llll
e   opening   shoot   of   the   Delta
Club    was   held    at    the   new
grounds on Good Friday with twenty
Bhooters in line.    Mr. ('. L. Burtch,
of the Vancouver Club, was high gun
tor the  day  with T.   II.  Oliver,  cap-
tain of the local club, a good second.
'���   n.-w  White  Flyer  trap   worked
splendidly, and notwithstanding the
what    cold    weather   conditions
vailing,     everyone     enjoyed     the
moon's    sport.       Messrs.    ('.    U
Burtch, H. .1. Hutcherson and W. Me
I "Han   were  the  only  outsid"   shots
Ol    and    high   scores    were    the
der of the day.
' clubVias secured new grounds   tion oMhe"McBr*de government that
there were no grievances Advanced.
1 ecni to those used last year, and
1 h the work of the members led
���   the  energetic secretary,   Mr.   W.
Wilson, these were put  into shape
' used for the opening shoot.    The
trap installed  is far in  advance
those previously used, the one trap      y-  ,���.,.
"ing the work o. flve^ol  the BL>i,-!i r-opoHition
corded Mr. MacKenzie for his efforts on behalf of the constituency
and for his able exposition of the
legislative work of the past session.
Mr. T. Sullivan. Reeve of Surrey,
eulogising Mr. MacKenzie's work fo."
that municipality. The motion was
supported by Messrs. H. J. Hutcherson and D. Harris.
Xo Grievances.
Before addressing the meeting Mr,
MacKenzie asked that any flaws in
the hills passed last session or any
complaint against their enactment be
represented to him, and ii speaka
well   for  the   successful   administra
owned.by  a  local  raneh'-i.   wh
a  ill*.ding expedition  this week.
Four feathered specimens were
laid low as the result of the afternoon's sport. The tanning received
when the wrathful, farmer reported
the matter to their respective parents was not  so enjoyable.
gardeners ha te   owi d down fro
to ten   aci   - ' ach     The]   hav*!
���   -1 ; , onion., ��������� ' ���
oi   wh Ich   are   now   Bhool      1
- .routs out ot i he ground. Lei I uce
radishes 1 nd parBnips have been
planted as well.
Outside   of   the   Chinese   farms,
which are in  most cases held  under
tho part ciilar line of potato culture I-,,, ������,, ,i,5���, ,��� , v.
. ' ,.,,., . ��� P ,1, ��� ��� 'oth, and the sale of boxes commences
has resulted 111 the eyes of the continent, being directed towards British Columbia and to Ladner in particular as the producer of the finest
Bamples of that staple product. The
capture of the Stlllwell trophy at
New York and the subsequent exhibit of his collection of B.C. potatoes in different centres of the United States gave Mr. Smith many
golden opportunities of giving good
advertisement to this district, advantage of which he seldom failed to
This   paper   joins   the   community
in   wishing  Mr.  Smith  every   success
in  his new Held, and hopes that the I
in 111 y duties of liis position  will  no' ,
..nine him  to entirely sever his con-j
he.i Ion  with this district.
Nava] Bill  Blockade in  Hrni-i*     Him
I)isiuiti'*iM  Results 1111  Eraser
That Lib  ral  obstructionist tactics
at Gttawa have a very strong  interest for the people of New Westminster and the neighboring municipalities  was  pointed  out  by   Mr,  J.   D.
Taylor,  M.P..  in  an   interview  gives
by him on his return  from  Ottawa
on   Thursday.     This   interest  lies   in
Ithe  fact   that   iu  holding  bael.    ths
passage   of   the   naval  bill     through
mmmWm^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     the House of Commons  the  Opposi-
!)<>!��ti Municipal Council Hold Short tlon  is also holding back  the corn-
Session (md Transact Routine       mencement of work on ths improve-
Buaine8s. ment of the Eraser river this season.
the ratepayers of  Valuable time is now being lost he-
A  request  from
1 lease, ha}  an 1 grain and catl le will
I. ' Bpi ciall sed In by t he white 1.
��� 1 rs.    The dairying  Indus! ry on  Sea
Island i-i quite prominent al present,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ! tin 're   King   several       good      herds,
ncrease of $100,000 has tak-    \mong the ire   1    Laing, ft,
Grauer Mc] ion .iii and Graham, All
1 he milk is 1 a ki n to \ ancouver by
cart eai ii day.
Icause the government in honor to
itself and the people of Canada must
I make good the free will offering of
aid in dreadnaughu already made to
he  allowed  to  clean  out   the  dyking
ditch   along that   road   for  drainage
purposes   was  -ranted  ct   the  r.-ular,  ��������-���--���-������-������^^^^^^^^^^^^^
unicinal Coun-'8 Mother Country and accepted at
1  r   --,.1-.���        l.r.P---     If     An
en place In the payroll of the 0, N. U.
111 British Columbia for February
last over the corresponding month
of last year, the figures being $1,-
000,000 for February, 1013, as
against $!'50.00t) for the same month
of 1912 Over 5000 men are now
employed by the company in Brll
ish  Columbia on construction work.
T.'KING ������^���Psl s-
I ibe  ���'
-   h'.'-i   sen-ton.
II. O.
Victoria was admitted to the Brit-
Columbia   Lacrosse   Association,
���I an agreement reached  between
"im ;��� and New Westminster as
lhe division   of   gate  receipts  at
postponed  meeting of the   11.  C.
.. in New Westminster 011 Wed-
day afternoon.
Officers for litis were BlBeted as
tws:     Honorary     president,     the
Premier, sir Richard McBride;
'hat.    A.    D,    Kellington,   New
-minister;   first   vice-president.  .1.
Virrue,    Yictoria;     second     vice-
fsident, a. P. Garvev. Vancouver;
1 iiy-treasurer, F. J. Lynch,
sr hc,.v \ov." thc
nt Ottawa may hold up
the appropriation for the Dominion's
work on tlle river, the city of New
Westminster's share of harbor improvements will be under way In a
short time, was tbe statement an-
I'oiinci'd after Tuesday's meeting of' wee
the city council. H
T. odors    were   accepted   at
meeting ns   follows:
Dredge hull    -Star Shipyard   Company.  $8,988.76,
Electric    hoist.    160    h.p.���Allls-
ChamBers -Bullock Co . $6600.
Electric hoist,  160 tup.-���Taylor &
Young, $5,206.
Tug   Hero���Thos,   Appleton,   $6,-
Steam   hoisting  engine ���Washington Iron Works, $4,060.
Tubular    boiler Vulcan     Iron
WorkSj $2,900.
Piling���Wafogh, Misener & Bailey.
Indications Are   Thai    Result, Will
Show  .">:'. Miliums ol Stars ...
\ isibic Universe.
LONDON, March 26.    Advan.-,. information   regarded   the  census    of
.in- sky,    upon     which experts      of       The matter of opening up the road
'���" "oh observatory have been en    between   gurrey   :,���,i   Delta   municl-
li   gaged fo. more than two years, mdi-   pall{*ea , .,. i,..-, in the hands of the
s"1* i P.P:.?f_il st'l.!_*.y,.!K,..I.>.l.'VAtiu.'*..V1..s0."e .5,3.   Roads   Committee   to   be    reported
u 11011
meeting of the Delta muuiciimi -__u-i,     .       .- ,.
ell, las, Saturday, ..11 condition  that London, before it can properly
all   dirt   removed   was  taken   away   ,0 | ������"'t''l >o other  business.
the  satisfaction  of  the  roads   fore-     Briefly reviewing the plans of the
|nt the mouth of the river was divided
business    occupied    the N0 three sections, to be performed
.sion. ilate *������������ Keefer, formerly Dominion
The clerk was instructed to notify government   engineer,    Mr.   Taylor
the   Delta   Telephone  Company   and recalled thai the improvement work
the B.C. Electric to remove all r-.fm-c '"   h.r"" ���'"���"'*���    ��������� !��� "s ::!" !,'!; i�����������������
1, ti  during their recent construction ��g ." ���*tfT^�� '"' ' '.    ',"��l1 *-��'���-
operations   ,,n   the   public   roads. '--:n the ; ���s,  y,,.r   s'.��     11O.   .,,    ho
The roads toreman was instructed *';nn!n i��� a,V   $ ���o)0    '"    "'"
to   carr-      1     h,    ivork of  clean! Ithir" 	
the sanitary ditch
Photographic plates already
' i developed show   .", i million, and it is
The l.upply at the New Westminster weeklj market held In that city
last   Friday   morning   was     not     v, . .
large as has been the ease for Severn'.
past, estn-eially  in (lie eg" I I1  .   . ,         -
[poultry  departments,  hence a  tend- *t    thot '"'"niter will  be increased
the  en.-v to strengthen In prices was oc-1 bf ',10,'', \hiin ;l ��1'11'""  wl""    ""'
oastoned.    Eggs still  remained    al   P^otwaphs of certain areas   taken
'30c  a   dozen,  although   the   farmers   by     thl!.   -lohannesburg  observatory
are confldenl   thai  they  will    bring)are recelvea"
I'.'.c by  next  week.    Butter still re-'
miiined steady at   :'.���'..- and  4Uc a lb.
Fish,   meal   and  vegetables In  both
supply  and   demand   remained   much
the   same  as   last   week,     and     the
prices  in  these departments showed
little signs of a change.    A fine sup-
Ply ol  veai carcases was OS the market  from  Froser  Valley  points,  bul
This is the year In whieh the
$800,00.1    waa   tO   have   heen      spent
and a long stride ma.le In the proper
conservation of the river'* channel,
bul the tactics of the Liberals are
threatening to put sn end to all hope
^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^_^_^^    ,of  this   iIII of  th--
\  communication   from   the   Dti   work being completed this year.
trict Registrar of Titles, asking for  .   \',r-  faylor further drew attention
to the fact that not only  was    this
tion  12, township 4, for purposes of j
work held up, to the detriment of the
left   in   the   hands
n tcrcstflH^H^^H_----_H_i_IHI
The estimate is arrived at by averaging from small squares representing about one-hundredth part of
each plate, in which an actual count
ol the stars is made.
r. gist ral Ion,  was
of the clerk.
M'-,/V-   l;   ,nl;'s,   w"     !1 i,|,-,l"'erdj mediately,  has  also  been   prevent.,!
ar-'|and the contract  held  back  because
the dredging of the Pitt river, which
[was to have been proceeded with immediately,
after  which  the  meeting  adjournt tl
to meet on Tuesday. April  Sth.
of tha great delay in  sacurin*.
j appropriation.
Epworth    League   of
will run over $100,000
A    very    enjoyable    evening    was	
"t  at the home of Mr.  and   Mrs.
v.d  McKee.  when they hospitably 	
- itained a party of their  friends 1 1
���      Monday      last.       Music      and!     A  Successful   dahes   WM  ne.a��_,
rd��  formed   the  main  features of  the   home    of    Mr.   "W^Jfrafi
"five  Westham   Island,  on   riiuisdav.  .1111
an   inst.    Cards   and   dancing   were  en-
was  held at
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ March 26.���The an-
Ihe price of veal still remai\is un- j nouncement is made today of what
changed Bead potatoes were offer- is well informed quarters, is thought
led at $10 a ton and for the first tnay prove an epoch-making inven ,
time In some weeks fresh local lei- tion in thc steel trade. It is alleg-
' tu*"* grown under glass was offere I ed that a process has been discov-
in Quantity for $1.26 B box. - ;ered  for converti-ig* iron  ore or any
.grade  (even quite useless sands, of  until   a   late   hour
monthly social evening of the'', A >\ost office has been    opened
-   -    --     'Boundary Hay which will be    sen
^^^^^^^^^^^^ the Method;-1
church was spent at the In.uie of Mr.
and Mrs. I-'. Cttllls, Ladner. Afte'
the regular devotional service a social time was sp.-nt together. i\nmt\s, .^-m-���m������-������-���m^m^^^^^^^^
contests   and    music   were   enjoyed   ruesday and  Friday.    The n
An   enjoyable fhe office it Queensborough has been
the con-1Chiingpcl to 'New Westminster, B. C,
Nelson, ���*-��� ��- Queensborough." The following
offices bave been made money order
from  Ladner On Tuesdays. The-   I
and Saturdays.   Another has 1     Di
t.il.l,shed  at  Walnut   Grove,     whlcb
will be served from Port  (Cells ever*
^^Bb of
evening's    entertainment
ndred"   being   enjoyed    until
r'y hour.     After refreshments hod   joyed until a I at
"'' served the guests departed for  ner   people   attended.
:"ir homes.
The Provincial Labor Commission J ��&����^^Tta
haur.    Many Lad-: meets at  WN'^"S^MS:  ��on.   By the new process,
Music   was .April 21. and on the next day at Mer | .^ ^ ^ enorn-ou_
which hundreds of millions of tons feature of the evening was
i exist ready for working) into steel test arranged by Mrs. C
of excellent quality without^ m aid  ..^ It nil, S�� gj ** ^ hle.^^ra^ord Bay
a single  opera-; tirst  puss.e,  wluI^M^n '^p^ |�����^^'^h ' *^minster and
supplied  by  Mr.  Mike Vickelich.        jritt.
the sav- I ner   and   Mr.
'the  second  event.
���*, %.
1 .2
Canada  Has Offered   Immediate and j
Effective Aid, and Will Fulfill
(From  The  British  Co'iuiiblan.)
The situation at    Ottawa on the j
navy -question  resolved  itself into a
matter of honor,  declared Mr. J. D. j
Taylor.   M.P.,   in   at.   address  before.
the    Conservative    Club      Tuesday,
when  he reviewed  parliamentary uf- |
lairs of Interest to his constituency, I
and  stated  the position of the Con- |
eervative party in the Commons on
the naval defence policy  of the ad- |
ministration.     There   would  in   no
appeal   to  the  country,   he  also  declared,     They felt that they represented public opinion,  that the people of Canada were behind the offer
of   three   dreadnoughts   to   ihe   Empire's  navy,  and   would   return  Mr, I
Borden  to power  if  he  went  to  the
This certainly,  Mr. Taylor ventured  to  assert,   was  the  sentiment  in]
lhe riding of New Westminster, and
he recalled how he had  decla:   I at
the   last   election   tha:    ivhlle   it     was
not possible then for bim to state
the details of a Conservative naval
poli.-y, he had rdt that tho people
wire ashamed at Canada not Jolng
her part in the defence of the Empire. And the member added amid
applause, "We int.nil to carry on
the government of the country. '
As for the matter of honor. The
ministers had gone to Londoi last
year with loyal messages, Mr. Taylor went on to say, after a reference
lo the strong British sentimest that
had always characterized the constituency of New Westminster and
ihe large number of those citizens
resident   here,   who   bad   come  out
from the old land and had no inten-, , ,. ,    .. ..
tlon    of   disassociating     themselves  undertake the ordinary Protection of
from any of the responsibilities and <he coast was sufficient.    What use
privileges of the    Mother    Country. !of a larger navy so long as the Brit-
Mr.  Borden  and  his  colleagses had
sought advice in  naval  defence, hud
Constantine, his wife, Sophia, the
Royal Palace In Athens, and a soldier
of the Royal Guard In uniform.
believe you are ready to assist in
bearing a burden so largely borne by
your kinsmen in the Old Country. A
Canadian navy to train men and to
lish  navy holds the command of the
I high seas. And    if the British navy-
asked what wag most acceptable and !ovpr      loses      command      of      the
the Admiralty had said:   "Give us a high seas what would be the UBe ot
number     of   Dreadnoughts."        rue iyour little navy?    A sa business pro-
ministers   hnd   come   back   with   the'Position  as well  as one  fortified  by
Statement that a girt of three dread- [sentiment,  is it not much better for
noughts would be the most effective  us to do our fair share of support-
asBlstance.     lt was up to the people |J��S4 one  central  navy?     1   feel
to make good that pledge, to uphold
the honor of Canada, to support that
vote of $36,000,000.
This contribution was merely giv
ing of tbe surplus for one year for
the security of the Empire. One
would have thought that Sir Wilfrid Laurier would have shown
statesmanship in accepting this pro-
posal. Tet parliament is is dead-
lock over a clear cut issue. Of ths
..liberals' stand of not one ship (or mr
the British navy, not one dollar, he !
would remind them of the sequel to
the shameful statement made at the
opening of the Boer war, "not one
gun, not one man," and how this
brought such a storm of protest that
the brave sons of Canada flocked to
the colors, as an emphatic answer
to the government of the day. "Some
say there is the Bame answer to their
declaration of not one dollar, not
one ship to the British navy," the
member said amid the approving applause of the assembly.
Mr. Taylor considered the alternative proposals of the Liberals���to
use the $35,000,000 to provide two
fleet units, built exclusively in Canada���as not practical politics. It
was all very well to talk about the
patriotic course of buying in Canada, but what was the record of the
former Liberal government In the
purchase of cruisers for public service. Even in the matter of gasoline
engines  the marine  departm
that when I go back to Ottawa 1 go
back representing the solid sentiment of the community, of New
Westminster, and of British Columbia in an endoraation of the naval
defence policy of the Rt. Hon R. L.
Borden in support of the maintenance of the Empire."
.1.    I).    Taylor,   M.P.,   Reviews
Work of  Session  Ti)ii--liini>
the District.
Dealing with parliamentary mat-
teru of interest to this constituency, Mr. J. D. Taylor, M.P., in his
address at the smoker held in his
honor in the Conservative Club
rooms Tuesday referred to the recent visit of the grain commission
as recalling one of the most important, namely the harbor commission
bills. These had passed all the danger points in Parliament, he declared amid applause, even passing
the railway committee of the senate, a much more serious obstacle
than the railway committee of the
Commons. It was a source of gratification to those who on Saturday
were privileged to accompany the
grain commissioners down the river,
he said,  to  be  able  to  unfold  the
Growing   Importance of New Westminster as Grain Distributing
Centre Recognized',
(Irom the British Columbian.)
Recognition ol the growing importance of New Westminster as a
grain consuming and distributing
centre conies with the appointment
of a Dominion grain weigher. Mr.
Duncan E. MacKenzie, market clerk
has been recommended to the depart
rueiit of Trade and Commerce lor this
appointment, and it will be made ou
permission ueing'grauted by the City
Council to Mr. MacKenzle to lake
over the work.
Hitherto all grain destined for
New Westminster has been on tho
certificate of a government weigher
at some interior point, and if shortage occurred through car leaks,
wrecks, or even through weighing a
foot or two of ��low on iop of the
car, local buyers were without redress, being compelled to ai-ept the
certified weight or tbe car would
have to be shippeu to Vancouver,
there otlicially weighed, and reship-
ped to New Westminster. ThiB haul
will be eliminated ..nd the city placed on the map as a grain market. In
the future grain will be bought subject to New Westminster weights.
Other advantages will be found,
among them being that Ihe middleman mky be largely eliminated, the
prairie grain grower ship-Hug direct
to lhe elevators or purchasers in this
city, the grain weighed by the official
weigher and both parties must accept this weight as correct, ln fact,
it is now possible for a large con
tion of a deep water channel to the  *���?\����T ("Tt ^V^fVfl'
.west farmer, and local licensed ele-
sea delayed.   Yet he hoped that once  vators will store the grain which may
the work was undertaken this year)be  withdrawn   for  milling   or   con
thc government could make up for .sumption as desired,
the time that might be loBt. At   present   the   imports   of   grain
The  difficult-*  of many    years'  "e aot ���uBIciently  large  to  permit
_,__._   the     maintenance     of   an     official
weigher here as the fees for weigh
duration with respect to the rights
of settlers to the grant of Crown
lands was now in process of settlement. Following the visit of an official of the government, last summer, the first patents had been issued in January to Langley settlers.
Since then the settlers of Silver
Creek at the mouth of the Pitt
river, have been notified that their
patents were ready. This will continue until all the settlers receive
their patents. It would be mont
gratifying intelligence to all these
settlers of the Fraser Valley that
they would soon be put in -^satisfactory position as regards their holdings.
An effective reply was made to the
lowing the example Bet by their predecessors in office specify American
city's   story   'to   the   commissioners
Sa80llne i an(i (0 point out what had been done   assertions  of   Mr.   John  Oliver,   the
f , ' lo1" | in harbor improvement and what the   nelta Liberal politician, made in an
ambitions of this port were with re
open  letter  to the press, that
federal  member  had  betrayed
T,,���i/o      v_i tiw.ro ..rn ,,r, i,ott,>- _,,    sped to the grain   export   business.    ��� ���* ���
make.      . et there aro no better en-    *   believed that a deen impression   fishermen in the matter of the set
than   those  manufactured   in  ,Ht. 'Klie' *-" ,tnat n, Qee��' ,���?��������*_   *,__,--. ���,.,* ,--- nann--vm__ __ ,,
What   was  wanted   was
had been made on the commissioners   tlement with the cannerymen as to
gmes    t
this   city.        *,*, nni    was   wunieu    was   **���������-          - ,,       ,.-,���,,..    ,,-���   t,.i,,,���n        \ir    T'lvinr
patriotism     along     practical     '}-* j ^ ^^
As indicated in the Churchill mem- Project. lie believed that New West-j hibernating interesting event*, aad
orandum, the crisis which made the minster and vicinity would be one been transpiring which rather dis-
need of these imperative would have Of the spots not overlooked by th- counted his complaint. The Liberal
disappeared before the dreadnoughts | board in coming to a conclusion on | administration, the speaker pointed
were     ready.      Mr,     Churchill    also
pointed out that $76,000,000 would
have to be spent to build a plant for
supplying guns, armor plate and all
necessary equipment. Then what?
This costly plant would not be useful for turning out ordinary mercantile vessels. Would the plant be
kept busy year after year building
dreadnoughts? But Mr. Borden's
plan looked tu the practical development and encouragement of the ship
building Industry, it provided that
the   British   Admiralty  should   build
the matter of a site for a Pacific : out, had established a monopoly In
Coast elevator. If his _ -arers could the canning of fish on the Fraser���
see what the grain trade had done one of the tightest as well as one of
for the lake ports of Port Arthur! the most profitable monopolies in
and   Eort   William,   thev  would   ap- I ,he   world.     The   regulations     laid
down  that no salmon should be ix-
Ing are but fifty Cents per car, but in
the appointmnet of Mr. MacKenzie
this difficulty is obviated, the weighing being taken ever by a city official without additional cost to shipper or consumer.
Lamb   Crop   Injured.
BLLENSBURO,      March
The Royal Bam. ol emm
Incorporated I860.
Capital Authorized       "125,000 00n
Capital Paid Up ."    **H*5Oo',000
Rest    ���12,500,000
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five MilHon
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every fo
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his financia
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upwards
Interest pal-  or credited at tbe highest current rates, sa May 31at and
November  30tts  each  year.
II. 1". BISHOP, Managkr
I.AD.M u. tt.Q,
Carry in stock a full line o(
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
\ D elta    Motel
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
, ���. *^-*���- .��� ..one 2
All Modern Conven'.nces, Newly Furnished, Well Heated, Sam-
pie Room.    American and European    Plan.      First-class   Cuisine.
Prompt Service.
Uest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Rates Reasonable.
Manufacturers an.l Dealers In all kinds ol
Shinties. Lath, Sash, Doon Turnlngi and House Finishing!
Phone   K14 Eburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or !>cow
ties   throughout    the    valley    were  fruit crop  will  not  be damaged, as
severe   snow    etorm   raged   here   all j broken.       Telegraph   and   telephone  the buds are not far advanced,
yesterday.    Trainmen  arriving  from   wires in the city stood up under the      Thousands of ewes are now lamb-
over    the    hills    report   much   fresh   strain.    The damage  is nominal. ing and the sheep men say the loss
snow  in  the  mountains.    Telephone!     Orchard    men    report    the    valley  to  the lamb crop will be heavy,
1  , ... .  , .
predate what benefits would accrue
to this city if tiie grain trade of the
Pacific could be directed this way.
Touching upon the matter of improvement in the conditions of the
staffs of the/penitentiary, Mr. Taylor pointed ont how the new penitentiary act would put the men of
this service on a better footing and
vessels here for the navy, light cruis- : w01|1(1 *ncrease the pay. While lie was
ers, with the stipulation that Can
ada pay the extra cost. So it is Idle
to suy thai the Conservative policy
is only one of contribution, This
I)..minion plant for vessels of smaller
type would be useful for be'lding up
of a merchant marine.
As tor the criticism of the Liberals that the Borden policy proclaims
Canada as without men of courage
will to pay but not willing to
fight,  "dr. Taylor asked  amid laugh
not at. liberty to go into details of
the measure, he was certain that
the bill would be passed. As for the
year past, he bad only to remind
tbem that lie bad been instrumental
in obtaining for them a boiuiH for
the previous fiscal year and he would
endeavor to gel the bonus repeated
fin* tbe official year now drawing
to a close.
The government, lie said, waB inak-
ter if anv one bad ever beard of the '"'-' B����rou_ provision for the widow
Nlohe and Rainbow. lt was a sorry ���>���' the late Guard .loynson, wbo had
fa.t thai in all the vears the Liber- heen shot while in the discharge of
als bad been unable to man these ''is duty. One year's salary would
vessels with Canadians. The condi-. be granted. He had requested that
tions  of  the  country   regarding  ma- ithe widow be put on the pension list,
ported  and  the  Liberal government
would   give   no   cannery   license   to '
any one outside    those      combined.
Thus tbe cannery interests were ah'.i
to  close   the  market  for   fresh   salmon when overstocked���often a loss i
to the fishermen.    After the minister I
of marine and fisheries hud promised
to him that the regulation prohibit- '
ing the export of salmon would    be !
Lifted, he was immediately approach- I
ed by a strong delegation  of      tb<-
cannerymen who represented that if i
this change went into effect Amer I-1
can  cannerymen   would   put   a  tic-!
titious  price  on  the fish   and  show ���
activity in collecting from  Canadian
waters.     Thus   the  canneries  would !
bave.   the   packers   represented,   no j
raw  material,  would  be  put  out  of j
business     and     associated   business |
would  be     interfered  with.     So impressed   was  the  minister   with  the
dire effects of the lifting of the embargo on the export of salmon that
in  reply  to tiie cannerymen's argu-
terial conditions were different from i at least until the children were edu-\menl_5-at,**** c*!ul(1- owinK t0 th��
thai  of the old  land and this must I cated, and ho could assure his hear- 15.��*���-=? ?f ���,e ��__?!.* '""
be  considered.     If the men of  Kng-   ers that the minister gave sympathe-
land  had the prospects of this land j tic hearing to his request and promis-
it   would  be  much   more  difficult  to   ed to give it every consideration,
man the British navy. As to the work on the Fraser river
After explaining the so-called ar-j tiie minister of public works had
tltrary acts which tho Liberals seek given the assurance that the plan
as a justification for the blockade, | of Engineer Le Baron would not be
and how the Liberals who needed to 1 interfered with, but a second section
keep only a few to carry on the ob-i of the jetty would be constructed,
struction were not martyrs, the fed-' But since one effect of the obstfuc-
eial   member   indicated   that   strong | tion  in  parliament was that no ap-
n.easures would be taken to carry-
out the will of the majority ln parliament and the closure would be
brought into play. Then ln conclusion he said: "It should not he
necessary before an audience so
largely of British origin, so loyal in
sentiment to make any further explanation of Mr. Borden's policy. We
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proprtations for public works had
been passed, the letting of the second contract was delayed. The member explained how a minister could
not advertise for tenders for a public work until the money was In
sight since parliament might talte
him to task for committing the
Commons to the work before authority was given.
As to what extent the work planned for this year could be carried
on, he thought that not more than
three-fourths or one-half of the amount allotted in the plans could be
expended and by so much must the
work be shortened and the comple-
years, take all offering, he had said,
"why not make an agreement to that
effect and pay a fair price as ruling
on the American side for the salmon." "On stating that they would
do that, the cannerymen were referred to me," said Mr. Taylor, "and
an agreement was drawn up." The
cannerymen, he further explained,
promised to take all fish offering at
a fair price and in addition they
agreed to keep an open channel on
the river from the mouth up and as
a first result this last year there was
more fish caught up the river than in
other previous years. Another result: the cannerymen also agreed
not to insist on a close season which
arbitrarily shut off the fishing at a
certain season of the run. They,
the Conservatives, were for free
trade fish, profit for the many instead of the few.
'So I do not think I have anything to fear from the public criticism of our good friend John Oliver,"
concluded the member amid applause.
Mr. Smith has left for Portland   where his expert knowledge of potato culture will"be devoted to Hi*
eats of the Columbia delta farmers of Oregon.
^i-t**********************^*****^^ ������
Mrs. G. Smith, of Vancouver, vlslt-
friends here during the week.
Mrs,  James  Mason
Iroin Vancouver.
has  returned
;,   jack Oulchon was a visitor in
Royal City on Tuesday.
,\ In-
Violet Hoey was a passenger
Terminal City on Wednesday.
Ottowell    vlBited    Vancouver
-"astor    services    at    All
church were well attended.
,:,-. William J. Smith spent East-
m Seattle, visiting his sister, Mrs.
Itafferty, of that city.
Hr, Scott Fenton visited his home
Ladner   during   the   Easier   holi-
Mr. J
Elliot has  secured  the
erecting   the  new   real-
Mr.   H.   J.   Kirkland
couver on Friday last.
visited   Van-
Mr. A. N. York was in New Westminster on business on Tuesday.
Mrs. Hartley Colwell was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Oavis,
Gulfside,  last week end.
Mr. Seymour Huff paid a -business
visit to the Terminal City on Monday  last.
Mr. E. Atyeo wa^s the guest at
Cloverdale, the home of Mr and Mis.
Eldon  Brodie,  on  Sunday  last.
Board of Management Made Application for Order to Clear Tangled
Mr. Thos. Lassiter was a visitor
to the Royal City on Tuesday and
Miss Hltchern, of Columbian College, was the buest of Mr. and Mrs.
W. J.  Lanning last week end.
oi Councillor A. D. Paterson.  morning.
Mr. Adelbert Oliver left on a business  trip   to   Portland    on    Monday
Mr    Wilfrid   Roberts   has   rented '    Mr. Alfred Bull, of the big store,
.   Asahel  Smith's    ranch   on   the  lB   suffering   from   a   severe   attack
.Miss ituby Kirkland visited her
cousin, Miss Laura Hutcherson, of
Vancouver, last week.
of appendicitis.
The Misses Dobie, of Vancouver,
are guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Slater, at the Ladner Hotel.
Mr. Gerald Vasey visited Delta as
the guest of his aunt, MrB. S. M.
tiilluuders,   of  Crescent  island.
Master  Ralph  Woodley  has  been
Miss Shearer visited Ladner as
the guest of her cousin, Mrs. (Rev.)
C. W. Whittaker.
Miss Burr and Mr. Findlay Mur-
Tisitlng Master Ernest Kirkland dur- \���* attended the Firemen's Ball in
lug the holidays.
Mr. H. N. Rich visited New Westminster on business connected with
the Masonic Order.
Vancouver on Thursday evening.
Messrs.   Douglas   and   Macdonald
returned  to Ladner    on
afternoon "after a business  visit  to
the Terminal City.
Miss Edith Rich returned to Ladner on Friday evening, spending the
Easter vacation at the home of her
parents on Westham street.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wilson returned to Ladner on Good Friday,
buying enjoyed a pleasant tour
through Southern California.
,.,. Teaching will be resumed  in the
,  ���u���u   .? I local    public  and   high   BchoolB   on
"JMonday next after the Easter vacation.
I Rev. C. C. Hoyle, of All Saint's
church,  attended the  funeral of the
(late Archdeacon Pentreath, in Vancouver, on Monday.
Mr. W. A. Reitch, of Winnipeg,
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Clark during the past week. Mr.
Ki-itch  is a brother  of  MrB.  Clark.
Tho monthly meeting of the W. C.
T. U. will be held at the home of
Mrs. E. Hutcherson, Slough Road,
iu Tuesday, April 1st, at 3 p.m.
Mr. Alex C. Turnbull, of Chilliwack, Is a recent arrival. Mr. Turn-
bull will take charge of the gents'
furnishing department at Lanning,
Fawcett  and Wilson's.
Miss Nora Dockrill, of New Westminster, a former member of the
teaching staff at the public school,
visited friends ln Ladner this week,
returning home on Thursday.
New lines in prints, ginghams,
flannelettes, Cotton flannels, and
straw hats just arrived at F. Cullis.'
Bread  from  the Orkney  Bakery  for
A high-class minstrel show was
held in McNeely Hajl on Friday evening when the amateur talent of
Pclnt Roberts, Washington, gave an
. meeting of the Lower Fraser
laVley Lacrosse Association will be
hi Id during the next ten days, when
it will be definitely decided whether
th.-re will be lacrosse for the Delta
th b slimmer.
Many ardent pugilistic fans from
Ladner have planned to witness the
Bayley-Reilly bout in Steveston on
Saturday. The lightweight championship of Canada is at stake.
The S.S. New Delta Is at present
In New Westminster, having repairs
to her hull effected. Her trip on
the Ladner-Steevston route Is being
taken by the Sonoma.
Residents of East Delta are rejoicing upon the completion of the
power lines on the different roads
in their district. Many residences
already have lights installed.
\lr. Arthur Llndseth, goalkeeper
loi the last two seasons for the
V -ilium Island club in the local
hague, will defend the nets for the
B.C.E.R. club of New Westminster
this season.
The proposal to reproduce the
cantata, "The New Minister," in
Richmond, has not been definitely
arranged as yet, owing to the absence of Rev. C. W. Whittaker on
Vancouver  Island.
Miss 10. Walker, who has been
enjoying a holiday in California, was
expected to leave Los Angeles on her
return trip on Thursday, reaching
Ladner early next week.
Miss    Winnifred
Vancouver,   visited
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilson
over Easter, returning home on Mon-
day afternoon.
���lis.  Thos.  Patterson  and  family
I" nt   Easter at  the residence of her
mronts, Mr. and Mrs. C. Betidleaton
���"turning   to   her   home   in   Eburne
Mr. Geo. Devitt. of Barnston Island, was in Ladner on business last
Wednesday. He reports that the
community on the island is in a
thriving condition and hopes for a
Hutcherson,   of prosperous  season   are  enteretained.
Ladner  as  the I ,. ~~~,
The  rainfall  this  month  bids  fair
to establish a record for this season
of the year. Already this month
there has been three rainstorms and
on each occasion the steady downpour has broken records for daily
rainfall  for the past  three years.
' lenient   and   Lambert   are  busily
ed    fulfilling    plumbing    con-
these  days.     A   gang  of  men
xpected   early   next   week   When
fai  important  jobs will  be coni-
I      A   bathroom  and  other  im-
menti  are   projected   for   the
Ladner Hotel
v,r- Geo, McCluskey. Who last year
I  bis ranch  on Crescent  Island
a   long  term.
Orientals   for   a   long  term,   will
ly   arrive  back  In   Delta  to  re-
i:|"'  farming operations.    The Ce-
'i:lls   are   moving   out.    Mr.   Mercy's    many    friends   here   will
Welcome his return.
(  111!
Residents of I.adner were surprised on Sunday morning wben looking eastward to see that Easl Delta
was draped with a snowy mantle
which caused the roofs to gleam
white in the morning sunshine.
Quite a heavy fall of snow was reported from Vancouver, but Ladner
escaped ��itii bul a tew flakes,
Grass Seeds- Timothy, Alsyke
Clover. Red Clover. Rye Grass; Bran
and Shorts, Hairy Chop, Corn. Rice
Meal. Wheat. Chick Feed. Chirk Rice,
Grain Sacks, may be obtained of H.
N. Itieh. agent Brackman-Ker Milling
Co., Ladner, B.C. *
With the issuance of an order of
Chief Justice Hunter winding up the
affairs of the Bankers' Trust Corporation, Limited, and the arrest last
week of Mr. Franklin C. Cook, formerly manager of the People's Trust
in tliis city, and Mr. J. O. Hearn under a warrant which also charges
others with fraud, the legal difficulties which have arisen relative, to th.j
sale of shares in the corporation entered a new phase.
Chief Justice Hunter's order was
h.sued at Victoria on Thursday upon petition of the board of management of the Bankers' Trust Corporation, Ltd., which took this means
to straighten out the tangle. The
order appointed Mr. John Edward
Allen, acting manager since the resignation of Mr. Godfrey Booth, as
liquidator, under bonds of $5000.
Mr. Cook was arrested on an information sworn out by Mr. Frederick J. Popham, also a shareholder
in the company, who alleged the
theft of $8000. He was allowed eut
on bail, his two bondsmen becoming
Bureties for $8000.
The petition on which the winding
up order of the chief justice was based was filed following the passing
by the board of management of the
following motion:
"After consulting the honorable
the attorney-general as to the condition of the affairs of the company,
and after being advised by the honorable the attorney-general that his
department could do nothing to assist the company, and it appearing
from the books of the financial difficulties that the doors would have
to be closed, lt was moved by Mr.
F. J. Popham and seconded by Mr.
C. Moses that the solicitors of the
company he forthwith advised to take
such proceedings as they may deem
expedient to wind up the company at
the earliest possible moment."
Assets and Liabilities.
The petition for the court order
was signed by Mr. A. G. Sargison,
first vice-president; Mr. J. H. Baker,
third vice-president; Mr .F. J. Popham, director, and Mr. Joseph Fletcher, director. The petition sets forth
that the assets of the company
total $374,446.60 and its liabilities
$312,008, but states that part of the
assets comprise stock In certain companies which is of small value and
at present non-negotiable. The assets are stated to be as follows:
Victoria office premises, $62,506;
land in the Okanagan district, $75,-
000; Bank of Vancouver stock $1,-
405;; Great West Home Co. shares.
$25,000; Title Holding Co. shares,
$135,000; Title Holding Company's
bonds, $23,200; stock of the People's Trust, $625; Western Union
Fire Insurance Company's shares,
$17,000; shares of the British Underwriters' Company, $4501; Anglo-
American timber bonds, $30,Sir-.60.
The petition states, relative to the
sale of shares, that previous to the
election of directors of the Bankers'
Trust Corporation, Franklin C.
Cook entered into an agreement with '
The Negotiators, Ltd., to sell the ���
shares of the Bankers' Trust Corporation, Limited. The par value of
the shares was $25. and a premium
of $10 was also charged. A cash
payment of $10 was required from
the subscribers for each share, and
The Negotiators, Limited, was entitled to a commission of $7.50, the
other $2.50 being paid to the Bankers' Corporation, Limited. The petition alleges that the agents employed by The Negotiators, Limited, disposed of stock on such misleading
representations that several actions
had been instituted by shareholders,
to which, the directors believe, the
company has no adequate defence.
No  Funds  on  Hand.
Relative to the    action    of    Mr.
Popham,   at   whose   Instance   Cook
was arrested, on a charge of stealing
$8000, the Bankers' Trust Corporation, it is explained in the petition,
i was unable to return the $8000    ns
i the total amount of cash In the of-
! tices   at   Victoria,   Vancouver,   Nelson   and   Prince   Rupert   was   under
I $1,000.
No Authentic Information as to What
Is Happening  "n the Flooded
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March i**>.
���"The ileal lis iu llayton may
reach two thousand, li is tne
worst calamity since the Galveston flood."
This alarming message was
received here this afternoon by
Governor Cox from George Burba, the governor's private secretary, who wired from Spring-
"The river at Dayton," the
message added, "is lour miles
wide. I cannot get anywhere
near the city,"
ferrv Service
Commencing Tuesday, April 1st,
S. S. "New Delta" will make 3 trips
d:.!ly, leaving Ladner at 8.30 a.m.,
12.30 and 6.80 p.m. Vancouver
passengers can leave Granville street
station at 8.30* a.m., 12.30 and 6.30
p-,*u. and connect with boat at
Maple Beach  Addition,     the    old
^lialen   property  at   Point   Roberts,
""��� summer home of scores of Lad-
>r People, has been cut into build
(By a Staff  Correspondent  of    the
United  Press.)
DAYTON, Ohio, March 26.���(By
messenger to Lebanon, Ohio).���Dayton today is a city of the dead, the
dying, the homeless and the grief-
stricken. The tragic story will be>
unknown until the laBt bodies are
removed from the flood or from the
ruins of the fire that is spreading
unchecked in the southern section
of the city. The whole story probably will never be known���the heroism of men, the martyrdom of women and the mad hysteria which
caused some to leap into the flood.
A man. marooned on the roof of
his home shot and killed his wife
and three children and sent a bullet into his own brain rather than
see them burn to death. A man who
witnessed this act gave me the details. Their bodies, he said, floated away. '
There may be a hundred dead���
or a thousand. The death census
will not be taken until the waters
recede, leaving their prey behind.
The money loss is heavy, but nobody cares about the money loss,
though it will run into the millions.
Dayton, once proud and wealthy,
found _.*->ney the moBt useless thing
in the woi'd in its hour ot disaster.
It does not want money. It asks
only for food, clothing, nurses, doctors and medicinee.
J. C. Hale, in charge of the relief committee, sends the following
message to the rest of the nation
through the United Press:
"Don't send money; we cannot use
This dispatch was written half a
mile from the flood cen'i.e which is
in the middle of the city, where
banks, skyscrapers, hotels and
stores are located. Between the city
and safety lies a whirlpool. Only
one mile intervenes, but it might as
well be a thousand or 5000 miles,1
for no word of what has happened
beyond that whirlpool since noon
yesterday has come across that brief
mile of water. It is known that big
hotels arc under water; that theatres
are flooded; that department stores
are floating away; the Jail is inundated; that churches are awash;
that St. Elizabeth's Hospital is surrounded by water, and that its 600
patients are imprisoned by the flood.
No one beyond the flood zone knows
the disaster that has overtaken that
part of Dayton, which was the centre
of wealth. There was nothing but
the sullen glare of flames last night
to light up the tragedy and its mysteries. It was a night of terror, and
that p_art of Dayton having homes
to sleep in woke up this morning
The flames last night showed men.
women and children perched on the
roofs of houses in the path of the
flames, watching the fire.
Some ventured into the tumultuous stream and rescued some of the
Under the leadership o'f Frederick
Patterson a gang of men chopped a
hole in one roof of the fire district
and saved a family of three. Then
they tried in vain to reach a raft
bearing a man and four women. The
craft whirjed about like a spool In
the water and suddenly "Was sucked
up in the darkness, and another
chapter was added to the tragic
doubt which now exists regarding the
number of dead. Tho story of what
happened during the night and day
in Dayton is being told by exhausted rescuers and prostrated victims.
Every fragment of the story is a
tragedy In Itself.
In   Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.,  March  26.
��� The loss of life  ill  Indiana  floods
will li<- more than 100, and some esti
nates fix the dead us high as 1000.
I The   flood   is  undoubtedly  the  worst
, in   Indiana's  history.    The    heaviest
Beginning September 1.
Via Steveston and
S.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladttsr���8:30 a.m. and 3:30
Leaves Steveston on arrival of car
leaving Granville street, Vancouver, station at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. New Westminster passengers
will take car leaving at 8:00 a.m.
and 3:00 p.m. for Eburne car, to
connect with the boat.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ol
Your Patronage Solicited
Delta Telephone Co., Ltd.
Incorporated 1910.
We are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance In connection with
our service. Apply to
A. DeR. TAYLOR, Sec.
Notice is hereby given that the
list of voters for the Delta Electoral
District has been cancelled, and that,
applications to be placed on the
voters' list will be received at my
office at the Court House, New
Westminster City, where prints!
forms of affidavit to be used In support of an application to vote will b
The list of persons claiming to
vote will be suspended from an 1
after the seventh day of April, 1913,
and a Court of Revision will be held
on the nineteenth day of May, and
notice of objections to the insertion
cf any name on the register of voters
must he given to me thirty clear
days before the holding of the Court
of Revision.
Dated this 3rd day of March, 1913.
Registrar of voters for the Delta
Electoral District,
YEARS AGO people _o-d ,���
m-K. th-m-~lv. .. heard by
shouting ���><*n> Uu ho����e top*.
J If you triad that tii-de- ---_,
would pr_h_l,lr have lo -ppoar
before ��� namlulon in 11.-_1.lt7.
NOW-A-DAY,    the   b-.in...
���1KB VMS our Want Ad��.
For Sale, For Exchange. Wanted to
PurehaBe, To Let, Lout, Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent par
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any om
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be in bj 2 p.m.
on 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.
Sale   of   Used   Pianos   and
We have several used pianos to
dispose of at low prices���$100.00
up; also some bargains in second
hand organs. Hicks & Lovlck Piano
Co., Ltd., 117 Granville St., Vancouver,  B.C."
Se��>ii��m��i tu His Majesty the King.
A. J. WOODWARD, Sole Agent.
o 12 Granville St., Vancouver
01S Ktrt St., Viotnriu.
Catalogue on application. "J
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A rol'.able French regulator:never tails. These
pills are exceedingly p.-werlu! iu regulating the
generative p -rtinn of the female system. Refuse
,11 cheap imitations. Dr. de Vun'a arc sold at
���5 a hot, or three l"r 110. Mailed to any addieia. I
l'he Snobell limn ��*o��� St. ��;attiarln**��. * "
Taylor Electric Co.
Handle all electric appliances
and are prepared to Install
electrical systems of ail kinds.
.-Kent-   for   Quick   Lit   Light.
V.   DeA.   TAYLOR,   Manager.
The Shamrock Lacrosse Club of
East Delta are actively preparing
for the approaching season whether
there Is to bo competition for the
MacKenzie cup or not. Tbey havo
ordered equipment and practices will
life probably occurred at
Peru; The village of UVookville in
Southeastern  Indiana  is     destroyed
"''K lots and offered for sale by Cur-|DH commenced  as soon  an the  wea-
'' *    Dorgan,    New    Westminster, ther   moderates   and   the   ground   Is
*     I in better shape.
Mr. Jos. Newell, the local blacksmith, went over to Vancouver on
'.nnd Friday to welcome his son.
itoni whom he has been separated
T nine years past. The lad has
"'"n brought up by his grandmother
" Calgary, but will reside with his
er In Ladner for some time.
Kov. C. W. Whittaker left for Na-
'(������;j"io on Monday last, where he
1 ll address the Sunday School condition In the capacity of snperln-
'"���"dent of the temperance depart-
���*nt. Mr. Whittaker will speak to
"jmiiar meetings In Victoria and
Vancouver, returning to take the
J0(,al pulpit on Sunday.
Arrivals at the Delta Hotel last
week were: W. O. Birdsall, Vancouver; S. Williams, Vancouver; G. McCluskey, Cloverdale; A. H. Fraser,
Vancouver; A. V. Lang, Vancouver;
F. Atkinson, Hampshire; W. J.
Cluff. Vancouver; W. .T. McCaul, Calgary; Smith Bros., Vancouver; J.
Craig Meilsen, Vancouver: A'ex. C.
Turnbull, Vancouver; E. Stone, Vancouver; W. F. McKenzie, Vancouver.
Shihhs Gun
Official    Btatemenl      issued    Prom
Headquarters on Naval Bill
(From The British Columbian.j
A ruling of great local interest has
been made by the railway commi--|loss of
sion of Canada and this morning a
certified copy of it wan received by
K. .1. Hart & Co. here. The order Ib j Communication with the town is cut
in pursuance of tbe hearing of a com- off, nnd it is impossible to learn the
plaint laid before the commissioners fatalities. The entire Wabash Val-
when they sat in Vancouver on ] ley is desolated, numerous cities are
November 28, 1912, the plaintiffs | Isolated, and it is feared the toll of
being the city of New Westminster death will be heavy,
and otherB and the object the secur-j After sixty hours of steady down
Ing of a better suburban service over' pour, rain is still falling throughout
the Great Northern Railway to it-.e.the state, and no one knows just
watering places to tho south | wben the crest of the flood will    be
By the ruling now given the com- ] reached,
pany   must  start  the  improved  ser-       The damage in Indianapolis is estimated at   $-,**),000,000  and the destruction  of  property ls    increasing
TRIPOLI, March 26.���Killing 220
and wounding many more, a big
Italian force defeated a band of
Arabs near here, according to ti report today. The Italian loss wan 24.
with 182 wounded.
Successor to P. C. Clark
General Blscksmithiiuj
vice not. later than June 1~> of this
year and continue until October 15,'
this to apply every year until a
further order on the subject is made.
The most interesting features of the
new schedule locally for the summer j
visitors to White Rock, Crescent and
hourly. Two bridges worth $500,-
000 each are out and 10,000 houses
are flooded. The homeless are being cared for in public buildings. The
finest  residences in the city are un-
Ocean Park, are that a southbound t der water. It is reported that many
train will leave New Westminster I persons met death when the West
at the convenient business hour of Washington street bridge collapsed
5.38 p.m. and that the business man
can get back Into tne city at S.40
in the morning by a train that leaves
White Rock at the reasonable hour
of 7.55 a.m. and Crescent ten minutes later.    This service is dally.
-utc'_ly (tope  couch.,  cuiee colds, and   healc i
thc threat and lunca. W ��cot�� -
Invest In a Car----Don't Speculate
investment  as
The  purchase of a  motor car  is   about   as   good   an
the average man can make   -it  means     health-Insurance,
necessary recreation.
But let it be an Investment. Don't "take a flyer" on a car that
looks good or "sounds good on paper." Invest in a car that has a
permanent   organization   back  of   it
The fact that tbe McLaughlins have been in Oshawa over 40 yens
���building carriages and motor cars of honest value���is your best evidence of the permanent service we are going to render you if you buy a
Mclaughlin cum. age co.. Limited.
tteml  for advance booklet of our 1013 models.
ft' ���
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OLYMPIA,   March    27.     Although
tl..   legislature refused even to let  a
bill piovidlng that  one ol  the three I
in tubers of  the  -state  board  of con- I
tiul should be a woman come out of !
iii.- committee, an organized effort is!
t:' i.ig  made   to  persuade    Governor I
Lister   to   appoint   a   woman   on   the '
Mew board.     The movement has been |
taken up with great spirit by women ;
in every part ol the suit", and many
club  women   in   Seattle  are   actively
interested.      Governor    Lister    has
be- a receiving many letters and tele- ���
grams urging him to this effect, but j
has not given an opinion whether be i
deems   such   an   appointment    advis- j
able.      The  women  are  urging  such I
an appointment because the board ot '
control  lias  supervision  of  all  state I
Institutions,   In   which   many   women j
are  scanned.     They   insist   that   a i
woman member could far better understand the needs of the women patients in the insane asylums and in- j
mates of the penal Institutions.
Drum is Warden.
OLYMPIA,      March    27.    Henry
Drum,   of   Seattle.   ex-Mayor   of  Tacoma, was today appointed by Qov- ]
ernor   Lister   to   be   warden   of   the j
state penitentiary al Walla Walla, to
succeed C. S. Heed,  resigned.
Votes  Purchased,
SEATTLE,    Man-h    27.     Informa-
.tlon that $2 was paid in several pre- i
recent   munli Ipal elec-
'tlon  for  every   VOtQ  I as
sltioji A,  which propo i i   i pari ner-
��������*  *i if-ii
, ���
The  photograph  shows John   Larson,   of   -171     Milwaukee     avenue.
Chicago,    tanding   behind   the  bar  In'his father's saloon.    Voting Larson
has been awarded the Princeton Scholarship   ol   1912   bj-   the   i'rineeton
RhY**7'arrangement  between   the  city   Club of Chicago.    He will enter on   hiB  freshman  year this fall at Prin
""} ,;,,  '.' i...   on       Southern   ceton   University.     Despite  the  factthat  he  Is  a   bartender,   Larsen-.abs
Railroad I ompany, has been submit-j tains from drink, nnd  is an athlete of considerable morit.
ted to Proseteuting Attorney .lolin F.
Murphy   in   his   investigation   of   al-1i��HODUCE   MEN'S   EXPLANATION.
leged  elei  ion   frauds,-which   result- 	
-_^_-_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_n-( ..,���_   ! Refer     lo   Early   Warnings   to   Helta
day for Paul Kedslob, A. A. Grieves, i K)lll(.h(.,s ���, Meet the New
II.   Williams   and   L.J Conditions Arising.
hein.-.; imported every'monh when
just as good hay conL! he grown at
home. The imported hay, how*e\er,
was pure timothy of the quality demanded by tin* consumer nnd he ventured the opinion that. Uie dealei
who did not handle produce of that
quality would soon be out of busi-
A.   B.   Curtis,   ^^^^^
Elks   New   Home. II,,.        dissatisfaction        apparent
^S^SftJ^dJ'S^   -��������  ,K producer, of the agri
-tngham lodge 194, of the Benevolent  cultural sections of the Fraser val-   ness
       -- -""���-   a -   *  ley owing to   marketing   conditions       Prominent   local  producers   inter-
broughl alum by the large Importa-   viewed by the representative of The
.. . British Columbian, in commenting or
tion oi field produce from the American side Das resulted in the position of the wholesale firms being presented in a letter from Mr. U. K.
i.i^-, general manager of the Brackman-Ker Milling t'o. of Victoria.
and Protective Order of Elks, as it
marked   the   dedication   of   the   new
$r>o.  home ei-ected by tbe lodge In
the last six months. Many out of
town guests were present, -.nine coming as far as from Pendleton and
Portland, and many from the Sound
city lodges. Among the many visitors were- nearly a hundred from
Vancouver, 13. C.
Elopers Released.
ABERDEEN, March 27.���Governor Lister has refused to issue a
requisition for Herman Seeiuan and
Ills bride, formerly Gladys Duvall,
of Elma, who were married in
Prineville, Ore., recently. The girl
is under age. A wire ordering the
release of both from jail at Prineville was sent.
Lumberman Banki upi
the above letter drew attention to the
fact hat it was jiist as difficult to
dispose of the very best quality of
hay grown in the Fraser Valley as
the poorer grades. There was practically no encouragement to improve
.     . | the quality of Lhat staple production
i.'-i'-rrlng to  the suggestions that I as it wns  no  uncommon  occurrence
for a farmer with a poor grade of
hay to effect a good sale while his
neighbor was unable to dispose of
the very best quality except at a
Again, the quality of bay imported
from Eastern Wash i net on was quea-
have been put forward in the British
Columbian and the Delta Tines regarding the necessity for organizing
the fanners of the Fraser Valley and
Of  Delta  Into  a  co-operative  society
in order to overcome the adverse cow	
dltions of marketing. Mr. Ker in a ' tloned, though undoubtedly some wa*
loiter to a. Delta farmer prominently j 0f the very finest quality, but cases
SEATTLE, March 27.���Held liable Iconnected with the movement pros- | Were instanced where some very poor
en aotes Indorsed for friends during I ents the point of view of tiie whole- grades had been imported and sold
1907 and 190_, F. L. Ward, a lum-jsale proAece merchant basing his ! at high prices, local consumers get
bernian of Bellingham, yesterday comments on a circular letter sent ting far from fair value for their
filed a voluntary petition in bank- 0llt to the Valley farmers as far back
ruptcy in the United States district as January, 1909, in which atten-
eourt, with schedules showing total Ufon was called to the tendencies in
liabilities of $192,700, with assets field cultivation and market deaf unknown value, Including Bharefl mands, In thiB circular Brackman-
ir.   the   Davidson. * Ward     Company, I K(,,,       drew       attention       to       the
Ltd., of Vancouver, .B.C., ��> ll Par fact that the inferior quality of a ! me"n~t which appeared in The British
value of 1118.000. The labilities In- lRrgfl percentage of U)(, hay g-ow- Nubian and Delta Times to the
chide an indebtedness to the l��-'��k | in Hie Fr��i?er Valley did not meet the effect that patrons of the Delta Rural
of Montreal on two notes, one ��' requirement* of their eonromere and -M_il Route would be charged an
��75,oo and another for |B9,��00.        | ,,,_,    ,.���. Bome tim(, .)aat there ,Kld , j^j ))nx      t of $1 _.,.,._ M,. WeB.
Hfl-wnvSi   Iflrnfc '����     a��� I*-1"-"  �����  tondoncy  to  demand  some- jey Borland, who outlined the route
NU-i-U TAKi-iA   wans ->..--rti-;|||iiii!. 1)n(((ir     [n the cities of Seattle  and   secured   the   patrons   for  same
per,    eu.iicnt        ���            ,,,.'._ !I  ,. ,*��� a'-*' Tacoma there was practically no I desires to state that this is incorrect,
reclamation service, yeste day reoelv- .                 Q                       t                    particulars as explained  to tho
rd a talegraafrom Washington tha ^       ^                  ft   mountains, patrons last. November by Mr. Dor-
Sesretary  o    the [nt-rlor Lane hiJ %%ttMo6 a)  about  *7 per ton  land and the two gentlemen who as-
S?ro^^Ta.Pe?onTom-sfeatrsPtor "J��� ��-��  that^ grown  on   _Puget | slated him _at different.point, <mthe
To the Editor,���To correct a state-
graduated  payments.    Their petition \
showed that Irrigated lands givel01 wh,ch waB very similar to thai
practically no yield the first tour produced in the Fraser Valley, was
years and  asked  payment-  of  J2.88   then ���\naed ln tne c,ltieB toT cattle
Sound.    The latter hay, the quality ,thirty-one mile roule were in accord
the  first  four years.  $9.3U   ths  fifth
and  sixth   and   $16.80  the  last   four!
years Instead of $9.31 annually for
ten years,
Sees Oil Possibilities.
ABERDEEN,     March   27.���Aber-
ieen and its Immediate vicinity is the
second best   possible oil Section (ill the
Sound for logging camps
ance with the instructions furnished
Mr. Dorland by the P. O. Department at Ottawa and the post office
inspector for the province. There
will bo no box rents and the service
to patrons is free except for the first
cost which is ?.1.00 as a purchase
price for the box and -an additional
25c to cover cost of painting patron's
name on same.
P. O. Bo:: 1405, Vancouver.
! ONDON,  March   26.���The Grand
Trunk  Pacific  Railway  meeting Will
tic held April 10.    Tho agitation for
Uhe establishment     of    a    Canadian
and on tin
and dtiirioB
Continuing the circular expressed
the   view   that   with   the   exercise   of
proper care and the immediate breaking up and resowing with pure lim-
'. otby of the meadows, hay of the
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ tliialily reiiinred for ordinary purine Pacific Coast, said John Harry-j poses could be grown, but warned the
man. an oil expert, today, who de-| producer if the above suggest ions
dares he has something more thnn | were not acted upon there was grave
his own word behind his statement, reason for fearing tht Hr* con��ume'-
1!   is thought   llai'yin.n   may  be  one   would       demand     bay     of     an     im-
ol a group rumored to be preparing proved quality which would Inevlt-
to bore for oil not far from this city. at,*y require their firm securing hav
Harryman says the Hob rivet- coun-   |-rom other source
try   offers   the   best   chance   for   (lis-1     .,".,,,.    ,      -,_���_ ���_- ,    , ,,   ,   ���     , _.    _,
every of oil !    c*~r-"_-t-'ng Mr. Ker remarked that }y,LiVI\   has   received   more   attention
.,    "      ' r       ... ilf the advice orfered In this circular  ������  pertain  newspapers than ths cir-
-lany I resent al boat Kites.        | had  ������.,.���  followed out  there would oumstances warrant.    The Canadian
BELLINGHAM, March 25, -Twen- at the present time bave been no Associated Press learns than only a
ty-four hundred persons tilled Trln- difficulty In selling every pound of small section of the shareholder.
ity -iei_jdi-t church to capacity hay grown locally al the highest favor any such change. The motion
.-iuiuiny  while fully    are    bhoueand price.   As things now stood hundreds for an alteration of the present con-
- >   w<  ������  unable to gain entrance . ���r tons    from  the Laconner Flats stltutlon is unlikely to receive mere
vhere the last rites wen- being said  in Eastern Washington were steadily support  this year than formerly.
over tsrnter    Governor    Albert     I-;
\ie:.d.       Governor      Ernesl    Lister
Bpeke elequently of tihe high character auJ ability of the states fifth executive,  extolling  as above   partisan
jc:.lousy   the   many   hits   of      helpful
progresslvi   legislation  enacti i  dur-	
ing  the  dead   nuns   term.       I.\ C,.��v-       PilNWi___^__B__i__Ve!::,ilK^IMS_-_-i---^-Knil
i ' nor Haj. also occupied a position
upou tu_ platform, The lto\. ,\. M.l
Ti nude, ol Bellingham, delivered
tbe tu in ra; sermon. The bonorarj
pall bearers were ex <iov. Hay, Judge
li. K. Hadley, C C. Asplnwall, Judge
ll. D. Crow, former Attorney-General W. P. Bell and Lieut.-Gov. Louis
V. Hart. At tiie grave the full Masonic   ritual   was   recited,   the  cere-'
ur.nies    hem,    iu    chat*!.',"   Ol     lluley
Dodson.  master of  Bellingham  lodge
No. 44.     The ashes of William Hank1
Mead,   father of ex-Governor  Mead,
��iiu died in Chehails, September 19,
1H11.   were   h,.   express   wish   of   the
former executlvi 's father Interred In
the stiuie grave.    Over two thousand
persons attended tbe body to Its last I
reeting place in  Bay View cemetery
while three automobile trucks were
required to transport the lloral offerings from the church.     The Masons, j
Elks. Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the
World,   the Whatcom     County    Bar i
\ssociatiou and the Bombers of tbe!
Belllugham   Chamber   of  Commerce, ;
of whi-ck organizaton Gov.  Mead bad
l.eea   president,     attended   tbe     ser
v ices in a body.
Steveston Japanese Bid Farewell to
Yada and Welcome to His S.ic-
cessor, Hori.
STEVESTON, March 26.���-Departing Japanese Consul Yada and present Consul Hor; were banquetted by
the Fishermen's Benevolent Society
in the Sockeye Hotel Sunday night,
prominent officials of Steveston. besides representatlV-S from the local
Japanese colony, being present at
the ceremonies.
Reeve Hridge, Magistrate Falkner
and Medical Health OfElcur Hepworth
spoke of the good cliirenship which
Steveston Japanese colony have always displayed. Chief Needes, of
the police department, declared that
the flsherfolk ef Nippon were among
the nic,:-i orderly in his district.
Both guests of honor enlarged upon tli ��� bod fe dings which exist between Japan and Canada and expressed the wish tbat the eordi-kl relations might continue.
Those present Included C. Sasaki,
presidenl of the Fishermen's Association; Consul Yada, Consul Hori,
Takldi, Walemabl, Mrs. Yada. Mrs.
Tnkishiina. Kawblna, ECoba, Vant-
anioti. 'I'.ik.ishin'a. Shimona, v
dl, Nogl     The officials presi nt were
Reeve   Brl    Dr.   Hepworth, Chief
Needes -and Customs Officer Murchl-
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, March
24.���Water Superintendent, Loekhart
i-i iliis week laying two miles of two-
inch pipe to the Acme cannery
on Sea Island at the south end of
the No. 11 road. The cannery is operating this season for the first
time since the big run of 1910.
Mr. George B'oster, clerk of the
local police court is being felicitated
upon his marriage to Mrs. Louise
Morln which occurred at Seattle on
Thursday of last week.
Joseph Clellay holds the contract
for constructing the stadium in
which the Bayley-Rellly match will
take place next Saturday. The arena
will seat 6000, Will have a maximum
height of _4 feet and will require
close to 60,000 feet of lumber. It
is stated that it will be the scene of
more encounters ln the future. Scott
McDonald is ths owner of the property on which Hie stadium will stand.
Magistrate P. S. Falkner, who contemplated leaving for England tlie
first of April, lias decided to postpone his departure till the first of
The B. C. B, R. Co. has erected
a  shelter  at the Garden  City  stop
Horses havo already commenced to
arrive at the Minoru l'ark race track.
Canadian Government to   Introduce
Rill in Commons'Giving Canada's
Adhesion Thereto. ,
OTTAWA,    March   28.���The gov-
!eminent has decided    that    Canada
���shall become a party to the  treaty
ibetween  Great  Britain  and     Japan,
which  was concluded in 1911,
It is termed a treaty of commerce
���and navigation, and was entered into
.on the understanding that it should
not apply to any of the British Do-
jniinions except such as should within
it wo years signify their adhesion to
lit. Tho two years will expire on April
[3 and Uie l'rime Minister has given
; notice of the introduction of a bill in
the Commons giving Canada's adhe-
jsion to the treaty.
In brief the British treaty places
the subjects if either power upon
terms of equality with native subjects in both countries as regards
rights of travel, residence, commerce, possession of property, immunity from extra taxation and reciprocal freedom of trade and com-
iee fee.
it also provides thai articles, the
products or manufactures of either
country shall not be subjected to
higher duties other than those levied
upon similar articles from other foreign countries. And, further, that
there shall be reciprocal freedom of
shipping except as regards coasting
The Dominion Act, however, will
make provision that nothing In Ihe
treaty shall affect the terms of the
Canadian Immigration Act.
STEVESTON, March 22.���The
Ladies' Orange Benevolent Association, Queen Mary Lodge, Steveston,
will hold a hard time dance in the
Orange hall, No. 'J road, on Friday,
March 28. There will be excellent
music and refreshments. It is hoped
that a good crowd will turn out to
what will probably be the last dance
of the season. A late car will run to
Vancouver and Steveston.
Mr. D. Farrell has recently purchased four head of pedigree Holstein cows for his ranch on the
Brighouse estate, from Mr. J. M.
Steves. Mr. Steves' Holstein herd
is one of the finest Jn North America
and his dairy farm one of the best
equipped. This progressive dairyman is the permanent holder of the
B. C. Dairymens' Association cup for
the best all round dairy farm in British Columbia. -^
Mr. A. H. Sherman, niaiiifgrrrg director of the Scottish Canadian Canning Co., returned last Tuesday from
a three months' trip to Europe. The
return trip was made via New York.
The lady canvassers for the Richmond Association of the Victorian
Order of Nurses report good progress
with their work. On the whole the
idea se-'ins to have been received
very favorably, the general opinion
being that a district nurse will Biip-
ply a long-felt want. On Monday
last a deputation of ladies wailed
upon the council at their regular
meeting in order to interest the
council in the work and with a
view to obtaining a grant towards
its support. The matter was placed
In the hands of the finance committee.
On Saturday last Bridgeport school
football team played the English
school team at Bridgeport. Despite
driz/.ily weather a good match was
fought resulting in a victory for the
homo team by three goals to nil.
The Burrard cannery will be rebuilt to operate during tho coming
Tickets aro already being sold for
the concert In aid of the Richmond
Association of the Victorian Order
of Nurses, to be held In Steveston
oppra house, April 8. There will be
refreshments and an impromptu
dance afterwards and the price of the
tickets   is  50  cents.
A Bplondid view of a total eclipse
of tho moon was seen by thoBe who
Happened to be watching for it at
one-thirty Saturday morning.
y"~~9ffaA-es a  Specialty or"-*
job ana
Holy Communion,  first and third
Sundays  at   11   a.m.,  second   fourth
i Sundays at 8 a.m.;  matins, 11 a.m.;
! Sunday school  at  10  a.m.;   Evening
i Service   at   7.30    p.m.;    Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30.    Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,   vicar.
Baptist Church.
Paster, Bev. 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, Tuesday, 7.30
Gulfside Schoolho-ise���Union Sunday school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909: Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
low mass the following Monday, 6
a.m.    F. Kient**, D.L., parish prieBt.
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 lo a.m. every
Sunday: Epworth League every evening at 8 o'clock. Class meeting before the morning service every Sunday. Rev. C, Wcllesley Whittaker.
St.  Andrew's 1'resbyterian.
Servi-es next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; woolt night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.DO p.m.
Rev. J.  J.  Hastie,  minister.
Any corrections in above names or
times should tie sent to the office
of the Delta Times. Ladner, B.C.
Receiver Asked Por.
DEL'.INGHAM. March 26. A petition for the appointment of a receiver for the Home Savings
bank h:.s been filed with the counry
clerk b.\ Attorneys W. P. Brown and
C. A. BwarU, The death of Gov-
irnor Mead, who was receiver, and
the conditions of the bank make it
imperative, it is said, that a receiver
bo appointed at once. J. C. Sweet
has been recommended by tho petitioners for the place.
.he   famitv   remedy   for   Coughs   and   Cold*
ohilca tests   so   little   and does   so much!'
Mis-. Lillian t.enton. the EngllSl suffragette, wbo was convicted of
setting fire to the pavillion in Kew Gardens, London, nnd who threw
books at the magistrate. She adopted the hunger strike and was released by Mr. McKenna an act Which has aroused great controversy.
She is now In bed at hor home sufforftig from setpic pneumonia as a re-
[sult, it is said, of forcible feeding.
Suinits Mnu Damaged.
BELLINGHAM. March 26 -Complaint has heen filed by Swan Peterson, of Sumas, through his attorney,
Hans Bugge, against Tom Stanbaugh,
idiom Peterson charges with having
'���ailed him a thief "and other
fhinge," twisting his nose and damaging bis reputation In the oomniiin-
itl geserally. Peterson asks for
$3,000  damages.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
N'orthwest 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
2('>C0 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant In person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
an   situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must bo described by sect ions, (illegal sub-divisions of sections, and
Inmnsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant  himself.
Each application must be accompanied by ii fee of ">.r> which will be
refunded if the rights applied for
are not available, but l.ot otherwise.
A royally 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 tho 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
it least once a year.
The lease will include 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 $ia
an acre.
For  full  information    application
should be made to tho Secret::!
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B.���Unauthorized   publications
of   this  advertisement  will   not    be
paid  for.���30690.
fiitts of
Call an J See Samples
The Delta Ttanee U jwibllshsd ev��T
Saturday from the Times Bull-*1"*
Ladner. B.C. J. D. Tay-H*. ���*-*"


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