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THE DELTA  TIMES
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Vol. 1. No. 17.
LADNER, B C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1904.
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Clearance  5ale
Commencing
Monday, 28th December,
And Continuing Until
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9th January,
Di^owvt for Gash Off
DELTA.
BY G.  W.  WALKKK.
(Continued From Dec. 12.)
In the settlement of the Delta,
following up those names previously mentioned, there arrived and settled on Westham Island Jas. Fauld-
ing, Jno. McNab, Geo. London,
sr., D. Robertson, sr. aHd jr., Jos.
Tamboline, Chas. G. Sexsmith, C.
Albertson, Wm. Savage, Hy. Pe-
den, Alfred Jensen and Paul Swan-
son. On the Mainland were P.
Smith, John Olsen, Geo. Swan, L.
Guichon, John Oliver, M. P. P.,
Chris Brown, R. E. Kittson, Jas.
Bone, Wm. and Edward Goudy, S.
J. Martin, Geo. F. Matthews, R. P.
Alexander, E. Caramidge, the
Matheson brothers, Thos. Thirkle,
John Simpson, Wm- Woodward,
Wm. Siddall, John Williams and
others.
Some years prior to 1880 the
Trenant public school was opened
with Miss Archena J. McDougall,
of Elgin, as teacher.
These were the good old times
when all joined hands for mutual
pleasure such as entertainments,
concerts, etc.
Stock raising was the principal
department of agriculture carried
on before the lands of the Delta
were enclosed by dykes. The reasons for this were the prices for produce being very low and farming
machinery being altogether too
high to make farming profitable.
As the lands gradually were
brought into cultivation imported
stock was brought in aud to-day we
see some of as good stock as can be
found in any part of the East.
The first church established in
SPECIAL MEET,
A special meeting ef the Delta
Council was held ea Wednesday,
Dec. 30, 1903, when the Reeve and
all the Councillors were present,
except Alex. Davie, Who Is absent
in the East.
Only a small quantity of general
business was transacted and accounts passed: Grant & Kerr,
$192.79; R. Moffit, $77.25; J. Slop-
inich, $2; J. Tamboline, $15; J.
Gilmore, $20; C. H. Richardson,
$5; N. Mitchell, $7.56; H. N.
Rich, $1; W. Alexander, ��13.50;
J. Jordan, $42.05; Delta Hotel, $5;
Geo. Ormiston, $60; H. lurr, $4.75;
E. Fenton, $15; N. A. McDiarmid,
$120; mus.-rat account, $41.40; J.
Weaver, $3.20.
Council adjourned to January 2
(to-day), 1904.
Wc prefer to sell at a Sacrifice now the balance of the
stock of the Toys and Fancy Goods rather than carry
the stock over another year. This will afford you a Good
Opportunity to secure a few things that will come in
very handy for Birthday Presents, Etc*, later on.
1903-04.
Quite a happy time Was spent at
the Parsonage tsn New Year's Eve,
when the members of-the Methodist Bible class and Mrs. Gillan-
ders' class were entertained in an
excellent manner. The object of
such festivities is to draw the members of the church closer together.
Games of a Taried nature were indulged in for a considerable time,
after which refreshments were handed around and mnch appreciated by
all. Then some took a spell at
music and others at games till
shortly after the advent of 1904,
when a very satisfied crowd dispersed to their homes amid the
Happy New Year greetings of their
jovial host and hostess.
Regrets weie expressed at thfc
Delta was the Church of England, absence of some who-were detained
Marshall Smith
Market.
The market this week was weak
and slow aad short with prices at
about the same as last week; cased
eggs only shaving dropped:
Beef, forequar.ters, 6c. to 6J_,c.;
hindquarters 8c. to 8#q.
Pork, 8c. to 8#c.
Mutton, 8c. to 8%c.
���#e��l, 6**_c.
Chickens, $4 to $6 .per doz.
pressed, i2>ic. p��r lb.
Eggs, fresh, 50c. per doz.; cased,
35c*
Ducks, $6 to $9 per do?.
Geese, 75c. to $1 each.
Turkeys, live, -15c to 28c per lb.
���dressed, 30c to 35c.
D. B. Grant was a passenger up
$fi -thr Tjatisfjer pn Monday.
WINNIPEG MARKET.
Oats���Local feed dealers are paying 3Q# to 31 % for No. 2 white
oats, in carlots on track here, and
19 to 30c for feed grades. For Farmers' loads at country points prices
are averaging about 25c. The street
price here for farmers' loads is about
30c per bushel for ordinary quality.
Barley���The movement is very
light, malting gradis are bring 36
to 37c per bushel in carlets on
track here, aud feed grades 34 to
35c. Farmers are jetting about 28c
at country points.
Hay���Values hold firm. Offerings
are light. Fresh bnled hay in car-
lots on track is worth $9 to $10
per ton and loose hay on th.* vtreet
$ to to $12 per ton.���T .e Commer
ial.
Christie's Cream Sodas, crisp and
fresh, just received at the City
Bakery,
Lyman Everet and family, of
East Delta, removed to Clayton on
Thursday.
W. A. Kirkland, wife and family, returned on Monday from their
Xmas holiday in Vancouver.
Harry Brackman, the founder of
the Brackman-Ker Milling Co.,
died in Victoria on December 30.
Confirmation in All Saints' tomorrow by the Lord Bishop of the
Diocese. The rite will take place
at the morning service at 11 o'clock.
"Do you think you could ever
marry for money?" "No" but I'm
sure I could soon learn to love a
girl who bad a million or two."���
Chicago Record-Herald.
with Rev. T; W. Bell as clergyman,
who, for many years, officiated,
later at Surrey Centre, and who is
now the incumbent of St. Mary's,
Sapperton.
In the early days of municipal
government a great deal more interest was displayed than at the
present time. There were some
very "hot" and closely contested
elections. The following were the
several Reeves and Councillors
from 1881 to 1885, inclusive:
January 15th, '81���Reeve, H D
Benson. Councillors, W H Ladner,
Wm Arthur, John Kirkland, F
Page, J R Sutherby, J McKee and
��� Williams. Clerk and Assessor,
Wm. McKee.
January 16th, '82���Reeve, W H
Ladner. Councillors, Wm Arthur,
W. Taskar, J. McKee and G. B.
Main.    Clerk, Wm. McKee.
January 15th, '83���Reeve, W. H.
Ladner. Councillors, John Kirkland, A. Fisher, Wm. Pybus, J.
McKee and F. Page. Clerk, Wm.
McKee.
January 21st, '84���Reeve; W. H.
Ladner. Councillors, F. Page, Jno.
Kirkland, Wm. Kent, J. McKee,
Wm. Arthur and J. Williams.
Clerk, Wm. McKee.
January 19th, '85���Reeve, W. H.
Ladner. Councillors, Wm. Arthur,
J. McKee, N. Mitchell, G. B. Main
and ��� Harris. Clerk, Wm. McKee.
J. B. Elliot arrived on the scene
during those years, and his work is
seen, not only in this municipality,
bnt over in Richmond, and even
Uncle Sam's grounds have been invaded by J. B. Wharves, warehouses, barns, canneries, the Mar-
through sickness and otherwise.
Watchnight service was held in
All Saints' oa New Year's Eve.
Grand Drawing.
The following is the list oi. names
of the winners of the prizesAn tht
Grand Drawing at Marshall Smith's
store on Dec. 24, '03:
Doll���Mrs. John Honeyman.
Doll's House���Mr. Bredie.
Battleship���Mrs. H. Burr.
Crokinole Board���Miss Mason.
Doll���E. Cammidge.
Vacuum Pistol���A. York.
Book���Fanny Burr.
Doll���1961.
Carpet Sweeper���W. J. Leary.
Santa Claus���Mrs. Woods.
Several of the young people of
Ladner attended the Momyji Club
Ball, in tbe Royal City, New Year's
Eve.
Visitor���My man, what brought
you here?
��� Convict ���Insomnia, mum.
cop coulden't slee, and so he
patrolng his beat!"���Puck.
De
wuz
shall Smith store, probably the
finest on the Fraser bataks; the
Jubilee residence, which certainly
has few equals, and many other
buildings I could name which have
been built by our worthy townsman, J. B. Elliot.
(To be continued.)
t^ THE BsEfcTA TIMES, SATURDAY JANUARY a, 1904.
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Tp�� DELTA TIMES.
POlUstMD BVKRY SATU*DAT.
S*o��scriptiok, $KOO per year.
ADVSRTISINC KATK6.
Unf Tot
"--' each
Casual AdvertUcmCDti, is ctnts per 11:
Ike Int inx-rtlon, apd 5 tenia per line for 	
sabaequ.at i"mertlon* Tb1. iumbe* * of line,
mknea by the .pact occupied, 11 Uaeito the
lack.        *   ''      ���-������'���., 1 ���
katc tor CMBs-Mr-Iiol .-V'.v*;!Si��CT)ie���t. enn lie
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'*kaaal_* *>lic���� 1. stuta pet Un foi aacta 1b-
MrtlM. f'
WU aa-jl XtMtb ������ticca, joe., Marriage. $1,90.
Aav aaccUl notice, the object of which into
��ua.U (he pecuniar*/ benefit of any Individual
naptiT, to be conaidered an advertlacmeut
aaa thirced accordingly.
All aavertiarnicat. charged for uatil ordered
���at a_,d paid for.
'Cwrcapaudeuce invited ��*.. matter, of public
latareat. Communication* to editor must be ac-
afcmpanled ky name of writer., not neceasarily
%r pabUoatlaa, but aa evidence of good fai-th
CsWreapoadeac. *m,HM.rtack thi. o$,*t by .Thursday ev.aiag. if '������ *T	
QiCf). R, Manwsi,
Manager.
What Drink  Did
SATVJtDAT, JAJIJJARY  2,   1904.
^EAUTIFUL SERVICE.
We-at^ded the Xmas- service at
It o'clock held in AU Saints'
Qhurch, on Christmas morning, and
wer.e rery mneh impressed with the
hparty< r*en,d^tjng of the service,
which was qheral; and the; singing
c/ the old familiar,, hymns, which,
a^ Canon Hilton,, s^id*, in his address, carries one back to childhood's happy days.
1|he church was most becomingly
d��c_orated tor the occasion by many
willing, hands. The choir sang
well and are to be congratulated on
tjjieir efficiency.
We are. ef tya opinion that the
Ojther churtthes.woAilil do well to
celebrate this great event���for it is
a great event to us who call o.u*.-
selves Christians���ts well as Gqod
Friday. If tshis w��?e doj^e*. it
would tend, w* believe, to greater
respect and reveretotce^ being shown
by thft wc^l'd^-nut^ed to the
church. If we, the merahers of
the church, do- not sbsow proper respect for our Lord and Saviour,
oan we expect to persuade others
to da so ?
W$jERE IS MY BOY ?
E��ITOR DKtTA TlMKS r
Sir,���Christmas has  come  and
gone, and is now numbered with
the past; prexent* of all dssqrip-
tiat-j, have  been  purchased   and
reached their destination  in due
course and appreciated, but  how
about the old folk at home?   Have
all yonr readers sent them a present
hi the shape of a letter?   Th^cost
for postage wouldn't exceed 5 cents,
tut a Utter from our boy or girl
away in (Siftaj^, _ia|ta wotiid be of
more vatttA tli.a��,; all the nick-nacks
manutactured.   I have;neverknown
���if a case -wheve the old folk, the
sisters,, or hrp,thet> dwelling in or
around theo!^ home who. failed to
write an answer, to: the bQy or girl
who had had the t-o-urage toy forge
out a bome; in the., new world,, hut
I have lfcnqWjB. mai)-y Cftjes, v,;here
*^ie letter once a year��� wastotjgotten
Isy   those   who, h^fve   wandered
abroad.
' The following, somewhat chang:
���*d ircun *$. qld ��o,$g, might possi-
'%\y create aa. echo ia. the, hesyt oi
tjic wandering boy:.
' "When a'iK'f.,1 Wf&> %$&,*��>
'  In a-hc-me.^ivye'd s^.,wv5a,l,
There wits' risi.-er >i*id,aiul giyy,
Brutherp i'&i^njj c\\d _"ay
fttud <i r.ioiher.."to, v*)i***l|l. t$s, ftj^xu
It tyyfyftt I *^i\*ft ���>�����'*.hour*,
���*jj,j n;wg nrild among the flqwer.'.
���l__'iw tH'V.isVjd diiy* ilown on tbe
Jtlt wi-*     7
/
*<.:.-'Y V.'". "WAU": K.
For  One of Uncle  Sam's
Boys.
BV CHARLES T.   YOST.
Recently, while crossing on the
ferry from Jersey City to the Ni v
Vork side, a sailor, one of Uncle
Sam's boys, stepped up to me wishing to sell a watch guard. It was
beautiful, made of white silk; yet he
wanted topart with it for the paltry
sum of one. dollar and a half. And
Why?' That he might pay a debt
at a saloon. Physically, ht was a
splendid specimen of manhood, tall
and broad-shouldered, weighing
nearly one hundred and ninety
pounds, but yet his face depicted
suffering and deep wrinkles appeared on his .face. Then, by questioning him, I received the following
story, which I here give to you
word for word,, as near as I can remember, hoping that it may reach
the heart of some one:
"���Son, don't you want te help me
out? I want to sell this watch
guard. I owe a bill at a saloon,and
being that I contracted that debt,
I. feel obigated to pay it, even if it is
to a,saloon."
I complimented him *u his
honesty, and asked him to. what
ship he belonged. '-The Indiana,"
was h,is reply. "Sjotne people hav.e
an idea.that all sailors are off-scouring of til* earth,   but  it is  false."
Then with a pathos iq his voic$
that touched me to tha quick, h^
continued: "My mother is a Godfearing, praying Christian, God
bless her. I have three sisters, the
best the sun ever shone on, but I
am the black sheep of the family.
I had. a splendid wife, as true and
loving as a wife can be. I, had a
beautiful child, which was the joy
and pride of the home, hut���but���I
am divorced." This be said with
tears, ijj his eyes.
"I have been bome two days on
furlough recovering from my weakness, brought on by, drink. I am
now. on;, my way back, to the navy
yard, although my, time is not up
till morning. I have signed the
pledge.and Lam going to reform.
Yotuig man, never touch a drop of
any intoxicating liquors." Then
turning to my younger brother, he
said:."Y,ou are young yet, yon do
not,know the awfulness of, temptation. God grant that yqu never
may. Oh, to be s,;boy again! Oh,
for a another chance!"
Till my dying day I shall never
forget the look of anguish that
passe.i;over his face, as he .thus ruminated over his past life.
"I have seen some of the saddest
sights ever mortal man was privileged to witness right over here in
the navy yard," he said. "Some
of tha fmest fellows 1 have ever
known have died one after, the
other in the. straight-jacket, drjink
being their only fault."
As the ferry reached the slip he
left us with that look of longing
still ou his face. That man had.re-
formed, and but for us, wewho give
the devil his license to ruin men's
souls, would have been on- his way
to.heaven, hut tempted, fell.
Later, out on the stjoet, I saw
him pull a bottle from his pocket
and hilariousjy lift it to his lips,
bought from some acctirjsed saloon.
ILo'.v long sJ.aU. we lkense the
devjl to break mothers' hearts
wreck the lives as well aa the souls
of our fellow creatures, fill our
���couvtii with divorce suits, and our
jails with criminals? How long no
(one knows,, but may God grant
.'that we may hnve a &reat awakening iij. t-he ve-jry near tuture.
R. I��� Hdd and wife and D. E.
IviacKinzie and wife, of New West-
1 minster,   were visiting F.   J. Mac-
Ken, i.', on sSiUK.py.
A. 0.  U. W.
T.BI.TA LODGE MO. n, meets On aad
*-' third Tueadaya in each month in VTad-
deU'. BaU. T. W. KRRR, Recorder.
THOS. E. LADNBR. M. W
I. 0. F.
Court Ossko, No.  3443, meets
in I O O F Hall, 3rd Tuesday in
each   month      Visiting   brethren
always    welcome.       C.   R, J B
Burr; R S,  B S McDonald
l.O.O.P.
Delta Lodge, -Wo. 21.���Tneret?u
lar meetings of this Lodge are held
every Wednesday evening at 8 p,
m. Visiting Brethren cordially invited to attend.
Robt. Moffit, N.G. .
N. A. McDiarmid, Sec.
FOR REEVE.
We are authorized to Mate that
R. E. Kittson will be a candidate
for the Reeveship, at the Annual
Election now about to be held in
this Municipality, and we herewith
cqmmend him to the Electorate.
K meeting will be held in the
Town Hall on Monday, January 4
at 8 p, M., for the purpose of electing delegates to attend the'Libetal-
ConservatUt Convention to be held
in New Westminster, shortly.
All  I>iheral -Conservatives cordially invited to attend.
W. L, McBRIDE,
Secretary.
PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE ��s hereby
given to the Electors of the Municipality of Delta, that I require
the presence of the said Electors at
the Town Hall, Ladner,,on thc nth
day of January, 11004, at 12 o'clock
noon, for the purpose of electing
persons to represent them in the
Municipal Council as Reeve and
Councillors.
The mode of nominating candidates shall be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated in wolfing, the writing shall be
subscribed by two voters of the
municipality as. proposer and seconder, and shall be delivered to the
Returning Officer at any lime he-
tween the date of this notice and 2
p.m. of thft day of nomination, and
in the event of, a poll being necessary such poll will be opened on
the i.5sth day of January, 1904, at
the Town Hall, Ladner, aud will
be kept open from 81a.m. till 4 p.m.
of which every person is hereby required to take notice and govern
himself accordingly.
The qualification for a Reeve or
Councillor shall be his being a male
British subject, and having been for
the three months next preceding
the day of his nomination, the re
gistered owner in the Land Registry Office of ljind or real property
situate within the municipality of
the, assessed value, on the last Municipal Assessment Roll, in case of
Reeve, of five hundred dollars or
more; and in, case of a. Councillor,
of two hundred and fifty dollars or
mote, over and above any registered judgment, and being otherwise
qualified as a v^ter.
Givhep under-my hand at Ladner
this 31st day of. December, 1903,
% N. A. McDIARMID,
Returnitig Officer.
McRAE&Co
NEW WESTMINSTER, H. C.
A lull line of English and Irish
Tweeds and Fancy Trouserings always- ivept i�� Stock.
.JUL,Mi Ban��spae.
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Delta Transfer Stable
�� LADNER, B. C.
t   SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS AND SADDLE HORSEtS
f ON SHORT NOTICE
X     Taam Work Done, at Sp&oially Low Prices.
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I JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor. J"
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Practical Horseshoeing &
AU Kinds of Repairing
W. H. Taylor's.
Stokes & Cullls
Purveyors.
For PRIME BEEF, MUTTON
and PORK TRY US.
Leave Your Orders NOW for
Turkeys, Geese, Chickens,
EtOe
Westham Street,
Ladner, B. C.
A GOOD LINE OF
Kntas Fruits,
Cider and
Groceries
Alt Fresh.
Gents' Clothing,
Hats h rurnisiYings
At All Prices.
Best Line of Boots & Shoes in Town.
Rubbers to Suit Everyone.
Staple Dry Goods at Lowest Prices
-AT-
HJ.Hutcherson's
TURKEYS! TURKEYS! TURKEYS.
-AND-
GOOSES!   :   GOOSES!   :   GOOSES!
Now is the time to think of your Christmas Dinner.   Order Early to avoid the
rush at the
Delta
arket
tbe Delta
', Ladner THE DELTA TIMES, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1904.
A. F. C& A. M.
Grand Master Rev. Ensor Sharpe
visited the Masons of Westminster
on Monday last and installed the
officers of King Solomon and Union
Lodges.
After the work of the Lodge a
banquet was given at which mere
than a hundred sat down and a
most enjoyable time was spent.
Quite a number of Ma��ons drove
up trom here to attend the installation.
Sermon preached beibre the Masons of the Delta, by Rev. Canen
Hilton, Vicar of All Saints', ou
St. John's Day, Dec. 27th, 1903:
Amos  vii. 8.
���'Then,   said   the   Lord,   beii>
I
wiii be, _ pluinbltue in tfcc
of my people  Israel'; I  wi
! i
idst
not
again pass by them any more."
Tue prophet Amps was 0:1^ day
shown a Vision, "Behold the Lord
stood upon a wall made by a plumb-
line, with a plumbiiue in his hand.
And the Lord said unto Amos
What seest thou? A"d I said a
plumbiiue. Then said the Lord,
jlehold I will set a plumbiiue in the
midst of my people Israel; I will
pot again pass by them any more."
In addressing you to-day, my
brethren of the Masonic Order, I
have selected this subject as an ap
plicable oue on which to speak to
you. In the vision before us, wt
have forced upon our attention,
some material vvoik of operative
Masonry in the form of a wall. As
speculative Masons, we can draw
lessons, as God intended the Israelites should do from the subject before us.
I want to speak to you to-day
about tbe duties of Masons. I
might have spoken on the beautv
of Masonry, and gone into the history of the Order, but the beauty
pf the Craft and its sublime- teaching must be recognized by you all;
and the history of the Order is, in
all probability, as well known to
the majority ef you as it is to him
who uow addresses you! Hence I
would rather speak to you as a
brother Mason, hut more particularly as a clergyman, on those
duties which attend us all as Christians, and which are further enjoined upon us by the responsibilities of
being Free and Accepted Masons.
In the vision of Amos, as I said,
we have the work of God as carried out by the Israelites, represented  under  the form  of a wall.
Almighty God has given them
certain duties to perform; so much
yvork in the world to be done for
Him, and He left them to themselves for a whilt. Then they
thought "God is not here." He is
not a hard overseei, we will work
as we like, and take it easy. So
long as the work is executed, it
does not matter much how it is
done. So they djd their work in
a careless, slovenly manner. They
neglected their duties, or carried
them out in a bare formal way. If
we come back to-the comparison of
a wall it was just as though Masons
engaged in the erection of one put
in any sort of stones, anyhow, and
did not trouble themselves whether
fehey built it in liaa. and upright, or
whether some of the stones projected too far oitt, and some were
boo far in. Then. God appears to
Amos and says,. "I will not again
pass them hy any. more," i.e.,. "I
Will no. overlook it, I will try it
with ths plumblipe of my justice.
And the bad work should be pulled
down; the jutting stones knocked
away, and the crooked wall should
be made straight. This vision, ray
brethren, applies quite as much to
as as to the ancient people of God,
ihe Jews. We have got a set task,
we have to build the wall of God,
LgMi day by day. wc have to work at
our salvation, and put in at least
one stone so as to raist the structure, and what wt build must be
good, and upright and in line. You
have a prayer to say, say it well,
say it with devotion; then it is a
stone put in the wall in its right
place, and it is a good stone of the
right quality. *Vou have quarreled
with a brother, whether he is a
Mason or not. and you have made
it up heartily, and bear no more
malice; that is a good stone, forgiveness of injuries, a capital stone
that! Lay it level and lay it upright. You ha.e a chance of showing kindness to someone who needs,
do it quietly, without fuss or ostentation. That stone will stand ! It
was otherwise with the Pkarisees.
When they gave their alms, they
made a noise and called attention to
it. That was like putting a stone
iji the ws1' that stuck a long wt'.y
out, so tbat all might sec it. Whan
Lhe Great Ar, hitect comes with his
plumbiiue, he will knock it of)
with his trowel.
There are duties enjoined upon
us all as Christians, and these are
taught its from our youth up to
manhood. And when we have
reached the sober earnestness of
manhood's years, a greater responsibility falls upon us, because
Light has been granted us, and we
are not as those who trip, in darkness. And the duties and obligations devolving upon us as professing Christians are further inculcated in those of us who are Masons
by the teaching and instruction of
our venerable Order. In every
meeting of a Lodge, lessons of great
importance in the building up of
the wall of our eternal welfare are
forced upon our attention if only
by the veiy ritui.1 we adopt lessons
which we should all earnestly re-
ceiva, accept and strenuously endeavor to fulfil.
Now the question is, Do we properly receive the lessons, do we act
up to the instruction imparted to
us? There can be no. doubt that
Masonry is a grand and tree Order.
The Craft's numerical strength, the
cultured pre-emineace of thousands
of its members from His Majesty
the King down, the hundred and
one good deeds it performs unknown to, all outside the fraternity,
its world-wide recognition���for go
where you will in tht civilized, aye
the semi-civilized world, and you
find the Order existing; these and
other characteristics make Masonry
a prominent factor in the world's
history of to-day. And we who
are Masons, know tbat it is a good
thing, a grand and reputable Order.
No matter how the uninitiated may
cavil at it, no matter what deep
anathemas may be burled against it
by the authorities of the Church of
Rome denouncing, as that as you
and I well know concerning which
they are absolutely ignorant.
The Order is all right, its principals are good, its teaching is excellent. But good as it is, influential as at present it appears, how
much greater would its influence
be, what a stupendous power for
good it might become, if we all
acted up to our duties as initiated
members of the Craft.
As you know, it is the duty of a
Lodge to da its utmost by God's
assistance to keep it pure and unspotted, and it is the duty of each
individual member of a Lodge to
make i,t a factor, a recognized factor for good in the community in
which it exists. And just as in the
early days of Christianity the
heathen were forced to admire the
attitude and life of the followers of
Christ, so would the world, the un
initiated, be compelled to admire
Masonry if you and I acted up to
our duties as Masons, if it was a
recognized thing that to be a member of the Craft vvas synonymous
with uprightness and truth, purity
and chastity and chanty and good
ness.    "O si sic omnia," Oh, that
all were such!
Aad now, my brethren, to be
practical, how are we who are Masons dwelling on the Delta building
the wall of our life? What is the
nature of the stones we are putting
in the wall? What is the character o. our workmanship? Is anyone quarrelsome or unforgiving?
That is not building up the wall of
our salvation! Are we given to
impurity aud uncleanness? - Tbat
is practically to throw down the
wall! Are we given to impure
thought, or delight in the unchaste
story? Our lips, do we guard them
that they speak no guile? Is there
one of us present here to-dav,
whose custom it is to swear, to take
the name of God in vaia? Were
we not instructed in Lodge, not to
mention that holy name except
with that awe and reverence which
is due from the creature to the
creator? Let us be more circumspect in our lives, more careful how
we buik our wall, more jealous for
the Craft lest by unbecoming actio*
or language we bring the Order into disrepute. We are to be cautious in our words and carriage
that the most penetrating stranger
should not be able to discern and
find out what is not proper to the
initiated. And remember, my
brethren, that our Great Architect,
Jesus Christ, is the Grand Master,
with the plumbline. He will go
over our work, and try how it is
done, and whether it is upright and
likely to stand. Let us try then to
lock upon our life as a time of
building up the work of our salva
tion, and at every day as contributing something toward it. For, my
brothers, we are not always to remain in this earthly Lodge. We
must ever be fitting and preparing
ourselves to pass from this, into the
Eternal Lodge of the Paradise of
God where our Divine Grand Master reigns and rules in all the glory
of celestial light. That should be
our chief aim in life, and if with
love in our hearts to God and to
man we have striven faithfully
through life to do our duty in that
sphere of life in which it has pleas-
God to call us, then when we are
called away, we should not be
afraid to pass through the Valley of
the Shadow. And to that vale we
must all descend, however upright
may have been our walk, however
square our conduct we have all to
endure the humbling level of the
tomb. Whenever the silver cord
be loosed, or the golden bowl be
broken, when the pitcher is broken
at the fountain and the wheel
broken at the cistern, then shall
the dust return to the earth as it
w- s, and the spirit shall return to
the God who gave it.
My brothers of the Order, make
your influence for good felt; bring
no discredit on Masonry, by
thought, by word, or by deed, and
"May God be with us."
TAILORING
Ca^hei Altered. Cleaned and Repaired.
Parcel, left at W. L. McBride'. .lore and A. Walker1, and W. R. McClellaa'a karber .hop will be
called for on Monday and returned ou Saturday
Q, W. WALKER.
For Sale.
Dairy and Grain Farm
Of 107 Acres, advantageously situate about 3 miles southeast of Ladner, within one mile of railway siding, and of easy access to the Delta
Creamery. Good house, adequate
barn, stables and outbuildings.
For further particulars apply to
Messrs. Calland & Livingstone, Estate Agents, Vancouver, or
H, -N. RICK,
Ladner, B.C.
Fashion Stables-
Trucking and Draying.
Livery work of all kinds attended to promptly.
Wm* Alexander
Ladner. B. C.
J* F* STAINTON
���DEALER IN���
Bicycles, Farm Implements, Hardware, Coal, Coal Oil, & Gasoline.
Agent for the McCormick Machine
and Binder Twine.
Manufacturer of Wooden Pumps.
All Kinds of Repairing. Farmers'
Scales. Auctioneer.
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i\ Horse Goods! H
ii
* (     Our Harness and  Horae Furnishings  '
1   have lonf proved reliable, and they are i s
1' built oot only for style but wear. ,,
H
*) ( REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
ii huqh Mcdowell, ||
' i LADNER. B. Ci '
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For Service.
I MAPLES 10-1 mm
lred by S. I- Thompson & Son.
Yorkshire Boar, farrowed May
6th, 1902. His dam, Woodbine
Rosa Belle, was Swe.pstake Sow
and Litter at Winnipeg in 1902.
This Boar was recently purchased
from A. D. Paterson.
Asahel Smith.
E.L. Kirkland
REAL ESTATE & . .
FINANCIAL  AGENT.
Deeds, Wills, Leases, Agreements
and Partnerships drafted and prepared promptly.
Office: Next door to Dr. King's.
Have You Seen the
Propless Treeprop
They Are IT.
A Number of Young Pigs for Sale.
W,   J.   Brandrlth
44.4 ..+,\.��.t.+.-H-.t.T.i.H.��.fr-H-H* �������+"H-I"��� ���!��� ��� -l1 ��� ���*��� *��� ".��������**��� ��+���*
I        Don't Forget to See Our
I Ladies' and Gents'
Watches & Chains, \
Sterling Silver 1 Plated Goods,
.j. , ������.
I Bracelets, Brooches,
Cuff Links & Rings f
Repairing a Specialty.
Andrew Clausen,
Delta Street, Ladner, B.C.  *'.
1
rniv.n-v-H.-vlv-.-v I >-I->!��� t-a-H-��� ���l-M-v ���>������!���������<������ 1M>'Mii'
J. Reaghl
-DEALER   IN-
Fine Boots,
Shoes *
Rubbers
Best Goods, Lowest Prices
l.
Custom  Work a Specialty.
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THE DELTA TIMES, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1904
������  1
' LOCAL NEWS.
Mrs. H. J. Kirkland is slightly
indisposed.
William Taylor and wife were
out of town pn Sunday.
Miss Davis is spending her holidays with Mrs. P. Gibby.
Buckwheat Flour just the right
thing, at the City Bakery.
Miss Markland, of Columbia..
.College, is visitipg at H. J. Kirk
lane'i for the holidays.
Christmas Thoughts!
What better than a pair of Slippers ?   They are useful as
well as ornamental, and are long reminders of the giver.
Your friend will appreciate a pair.
We have some beauties ranging from $1.50 to $3.00 per
pah-.
W. E. SINCLAIR, Lei
ill
Talk with
Mrs. Devereux was "surprised"
���last pight by about twenty couples
-who spent a pleasant evening.
Adam Axelson returned to town
this week after having been in New
Westminster for some months.
Roland Savage, of West-ham Island, died on Saturday last, and
was buried at New Westminster on
'Tuesday.
A. Matheson has taken up his
residence at Cloverdale, where he
will carry op a general machinist
And blacksmith business.
Edward Long aud wife, of Custer, Wash., spent the festive season
With Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Jordan.
Mr. Long is Mrs. Jordan's brother.
Frank Fakojii, while announcing the arrival of the New Year,
with a.shotgun, accidentally shot a
;dog, for the which he expresses
deep regret.
Geo. Sheardown and wife, who
-have been visiting W. R. Ellis and
wife, left, on Thursday, for Eburne,
.where they will spend New Year,
.visiting Rev. E. Manuel.
John Follies, of Sijawflake, Man.,
is visiting his -brother-in-law, R. E.
Kittson. He has visited the Kootenays and other parts of the province, but thinks tite Delta is The
Place.
Mrs. J. W. Welsh, of the H*i-
brook House, >Tew Westminster,
and who formerly had charge o!
the Delta Hotel, here, returned or.
Monday to resume charge. Mr.
Welsh arrived on Thursday.
New Westminster, B.C.
M You Wawt
Fire Insurance,
life Insurance,
Accident Insurance,
Health Insurance,
A Loan,
To Buy a Farm,
To Buy a Home.
r J Iiil ft Phi
1.  U.  v.nhl   U   UU.,
Notaries Public, Real Estate,   Financial and
Insurance Agents.
Now Westminster, B. C.
BRITISH  COLUMBIA
I il
I
(.Westminster Branch)
Time Table
Cam Ictve Welti* iin.��. ter tor YnncOUVfir at 5*50
And 6.51 a.m. nml hourly thereafter until io p,
m.-. Saturdays ami Sundays .it u. p.m.
C*rs leave Vancouver fur Wcfetralnttters at 5.50
and 6.��/j n. m. and hourly thereafter utitil 10 p
m.; Saturdays nntl Sundays at n p.m.
FREIGHT CARS.
We run first-claa*. freight car.* between Weit
minster and Vancouver and all shipments are
handled witli tiieuttfioaten^ and delivered to
consignee without delay. Styetiftl attention paid
to fruit shipments. Our wugoua meet all boats
and trains. T'or rat*��, etc apply to
D  A. RHILKB, Vi R. olovkr
Traffic Mgr. Local Mgr.
Westminster. B. C.
laHeRleh
Notary Public,
Mm, He l\wm t.e/,1
Ladner, B. O.
purchasing Atent
Brackman-Ker Milling Co.
Limited.
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Ooean Dook
-FOR-
fcl.i!v.A.L*
ERCHANDISE
You can not get better b.irga.ns than at Port Guichon.
We keep the best stock of everything that is needed for the
general public. Call or send in your order and we guarantee satisfaction,
Telephone 5.
ss,.-- sss.ns.-JS.
a   *..a   SvSC
General Merohani,
'*       Port Gulohon, B. O.
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I in i an mas \
A  -�����
J. HENLEY
t
���!���  NEW -WESTMINSTER,    '.-'. B. C.
A Manufacturers of all kind*) ot .',
h Soda Water, Ginger **>
l    Ale and Summer .1
\             Drinks. 1
t#      Your patronage solicited t
s#s**..^**..��^*..t..*SSs#sss*#s��^..>.��*..t..*V.O..*.^**..a.sj
ti��<U><2��*      BmZ3>VW '2y9,
PRODUCE FACTOR, ALBION WHARE,
Vancouver, B.C.
AGENT FOR���
SS. HAMLIN & S.S. SURPRISE
Tel. isfi<3
��cl. /U515
Fruit Boxes.
W. N. Draper,
PROVINCIAL  LAND  SURVEYOR
Room 5, EUord Block, New Westminster.
The day before school closing
jure understand, a bevy of young
girls proceeded to Marshall Smith'!*
to be weighed. A 14-year-old
turned the balance at 106, ami a 16-
year-old at 130J4 lbs.   How's this?
Miss Mamie Livingstone, of
Langley Prairie, was visiting relative* in town when news was received of the death of her father.
She returned home immediately, in
company with her brother, W.
Livingstone, and her sister, Miss
Livingstone of the post office.
m
stags
D
FLEURY CUTTERS AND PULPERS,
EASY RAPID GRINDERS,
GENERAL CARRIAGE MAKING,
ADAMS*' WAGONS, ETC.
Agent for T. J. TRAPP & ��0.
ggggggggg; ..liupu
Christmas
ippers
We have Xmas Slippers suitable
for every member of the family.
All kinds of Felt and Fancy Slippers. Prices from 2Bo. to
$3.50.
Wa certainly are Headquarters for Xmas Goodi.
wm. .Johnston's Eiasr H�� Mew MM
If yon want first class work
SEND YOUR LAUNDRY TO THE
New t^isikod Stesun Laundry .
NEW   WESTMINSTER.
L. Gilford, Agent,        - -        Ladner
Leave Laundry on Monday and it will be returned ee Salmrday.
&etvts clothes cleaned and pressed.     Blankets and Curtains e specialty.
0% KB a?
%$%&  CAN DO BETTER
f)e People's Grocery
We Want your Business and it will be to Your
Interest to Give It To Ua. WE WILL
TREAT YOU RIGHT, and Our Prices aa
well aa Quality is Guaranteed.
us.
FREE
We will land, Free of Charge, to your iiearei* riyer
landing all purchases for casb from us, amounting to
5,10.00 or over.
f/SCBJ
��
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Fall and Winter
( f All Kinds
FRESH MILK
Delivered Daily, 6c. Per Quart
Br
Y.e have the best general line of any Store on the
Ms-inland and Our Prices Are Lower than the lowest
>.ts'.s!.i price*-.
Come in and tell us you are from the Delta and are
going to p v cash and see what we ran do for you
elsh
Heir and Turneun,
ierchant Tailors,
New Westminster, B.C.
A1
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ICING
I have the following Stock on hand:
W, A. Kirkland.
Furniture & Ca:
Lee's Fus��jdMiU're Emporium
RODS.
1980
1 <_i 00
760
230
400
40
140
20
STAY.
12 in.
12 in.
12 in.
12 in.
12 in.
6 in.
12 in.
6 in.
BARS.
9
8
11
12
6
8
9
7
HIGH.
49
45
55
58
20
32
34
26
_>KR ROD.
70c
62c
84c
92c
38c
74c
66c
62c
Tel. 7-3*,
New Westminster, E. C. f,
<i,
_5
hhuiii 11    " \'"r ��� :     iMim
OA ^tos, All Widths, Your Choice for $5.00,
W A Up ' WESTHAM STREET, '
v ) APCj LAPNER, B. C/
C   X%.
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