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.00 A YEAR.
Game Called   in   Last   Half on Account     of    Darkness���Score
2 to 1 for Westham.
Once   more   the   Westham   Island
ceccer team has shown  itself    well
t or!by to be in the first league In the
province.    Last    Saturday    the New
WY-i minster Rovers were, when the
,  blew 23 minutes before time
di, account of darkness, one goal <>c-
The score was 2 to 1 in favor
.    Islanders.
During the first half the play was
;\ 9ven although Westham secured
in,,  first   goal.     The   Hovers evened
up before the whistle blew for half
time leaving the score 1 all.    In tin
jeecond half,    however,    the.   Island
|boya again took the lead and held the
(Hovers down for another tally. How-
the referee called the game be-
ifon  this half was well under way on
[account of darkness. The Rovers had
been delayed on the    way to Ladner'
I through a breakdown of the gasoline
->at which they chartered.
'llie field on account of the recent
heavy rains was very muddy and no
doubt    the   New    Westminster men
were considerably   handicapped     in
their play through this.   Nevertheless
the score  goes to  prove  that  West-
lliiini will make a good bid this year
|in the league.
The Hovers do not feel altogether
elated at the showing which they
made in Saturday's game as it was
the iirst time they had lost during the
Beason, There is some excuse for
them, however, as they were playing
leveral intermediate men.
Tin- Westhams lined up as follows:
>almer, Tamboline, Trim, Cosullch,
lavage, Hammett, A. Trim, L. Tam-
boline, Cooks, Wright and London.
(Usl  of Students   (.ranted   Diplomas
lor  Preliminary  Session.
VANCOUVER, Dec. 26.���Prlnci-
d Hums announces that the follow-
ig students of the Provincial Nor-
r.;iil school have been granted their
piplomas for the preliminary session
,..st closed, subject to their having
.Completed all the requirements of
lie departments in regard to age and
pun-professional standing:
Minnie G. Adams, Maude A. Allen,
sale .1.  Anderson,  Grace  E.   Ban-
ii'.!.  Florence E.  Banks,  Ethel     M.
plateman, Mary A. Bateman, Jennie
di,  Nadine  A.     Berton,  Bessie  M.
Igney,  Marjorie  Bonsall,    Alice  P.
feowell, Florence A.  Brice, Mary E.
'Iriimlrott. Blna    Brynjolfson,    Mar-
arel   M.  B.    Cameron, Dorothy    G.
' Midler, Florence A. Chandler,   C.e-
osgrove,    Gladys    C, Coulter,
ithy     Cowperthwailo.   Doris     M.
���   Hilda Cromble, Mary EH. Cuth-
��� ���:'. George A. Coombs, Helene B.
l. deGagne, Florence    ED.    Denton,
' irj   i:    Dlokflori,     Phyllis  Dockrill.
"    Doherty,  Lilian     K.  Dundas.
lb n   V.   liutblle.     Mary     ED,   Hgun.
Elckhaff, Nellie I). EDvans,
Ci,   Kail-doth.     Muriel     P. Fal-
.   Kathleen   S.   Ferguson.   Eninia
nt,  Mabel    Fcssant,    Mary    E.
I, Dorothea   Fisher,  Alice L.  E.
'' ler,   -nnabelle  M,  Fraser,  Ethel
i er, Florence J. Fraser, Violet
Gertrude A. Fredea, William
Fuller,   Elizabeth     H.    Gardiner,
bi th .1. Gibson, I,aura C. Gieger-
Mary B. Gilbert, Catherine Good-
hlld,  Eva   M.    Green,    Campbell
Ethel Hall, Florence ED. Hall
i   Halfpenny, Agnes M. Ham-
hi.  Maude  M.  Ilarrlsoti, W,  Bvan-
'   Hayes, Lydin   Hayes.  OllVS   M.
Edna   M.   Hearns.   I.ucy   IJlg-
Sydnie M. Illggins, Bertha   H.
Lily ii. Hood. Herman    W.
li In, Grace T. Irving, Ku'a  M.
Bertha M. Kelly, Franc-.-i  M.
'    Mire L. Kerr. Lillian  PC. King,
'���aowllng,     Wldncll  D.     ECnotl
p   Knnwles,  Kathleen  \.   I.ald-
Gladys    M.  Lcdingbani,  Annie
Mary I. Lett, Verle M. Mor-
vlabel   H.   .Malhewson,  Ella     11.
Lottie   F.    Miner, Mary    B,
Marie     C.     Morrow.      Irene
���  Bvs  Mude, Janet C. Munro,
I  I.  Mutch. Margaret K.  MUtrlO
irie B. McArthur, Jessie M. Mr-
'h1.  Edith    J. Maffiirlnne. OraCJ
iclntosh, Sadie E. McKay, Mar-
\lncLachlan, Rose McLeman. Os-
I   M'Therson,   Ilildn      M.   McRae,
1    Mi'Tavlsh,    Donald  E.  Morn, Grace M. Pettier, Celeste M.
Kathleen    M.   Portsmouth,
'���    I.   Procunler,     Bessie  Pye,
i   0.  Robertson, .Tosie P. Rose-
''���     Henrietta    Roy,    Eva    F.
h,  Margaret  A.  P. Smith.  Annie
. Mildred G. Stein, Gladys E.
Charlotte Sutton. Gladys C.
Inger,  Louise    .1.    Tallnndcr.
,   M. Thomson,    Britta   M. Tran-
��� Hazel M. Trembath, Gladv*-, L.
"t.  Marie Verchere. Maude It.
���   Mary E.  ,M.  Watson,   Agnes
Ibers, Margaret c. Wllkle,
adv.uired     session   will   com-
OD Thursday, January  B.  Ap-
''   must be made ten days be-
!"  date of opening.
G. N. R. CO. MAY
It Is Rumored Thnt the Great North-
er)l Railway Will Establish an
Agent and Depot Here.
Leonard Dennis Guessing 7025 Reims
Wins  $20  in  Gold���Other
Contests Successful.
guesses are:
It has been rumored in Ladner
that the Great Northern officials
have under serious consideration the
establishing of an office here under
the charge of a permanent agent. Together with this improvement it is
expected that they will make a great
change in the passenger and freight
service here.
According to the statement given
in Ladner Thursday morning the company are intending to operate a dally
passenger and milk train -service, and
besides that a freight service three |T. E
times a week. The passenger and
milk train will be a through service,
but the freight will be operated as a
local line. ^	
Although  the  details have not as j c.  1).  Arnold
yet been  made  public,    it  is  under-|T.  E.  Ladner
Sunday    Schools    Have    Christmas
Trees���This Year's Entertainments Are Very Successful.
Trap Shoot on X'ma.s Day Was Very
Successful ��� Four   Matches
Wei**'  Held at Ladner.
The bean guessing contest held I The Sunda-*' Sch��o1 ��-holai* of the The Ladner Gun ( lub held a ��� 'V
during the Xmas season by Mr. Wal- | Delta have certainly not. been forgot- ; successful trap shoot . n the local
ters at the White Store was decided-' ten during this festive season and ranges on Christmas Hay. Al.hou;-!*
ly a success and the    drawing    was | many a  young hear  has been  filled   weather conditions were by no manna
com ted   without     a  hitch.       The I with  joy at    the    transient glimpse    deal  the sportsmen   -*���*-���-���* enthnsus-
prlze winners with    their respective i which he had of dear old Santa Claus.   ,l(' �����*'' s<*'��*' 'air shooting resulted.
Leonard   Dennis,     actual
number   of   beans. . . . 7025
T.  B.  Ladner,  lost   when
drew with Mr. Dennis. 7025
T.  E. Ladner 7015
Ladner    7035
JT.   B,  Ladner   . 7040
Miss Green,    lost    when
drew with Mr.    T.    E.
Ladner    .7040
stood that the rumor is not without IT. E. Ladner  ."'045
substantial    foundation.    The    Delta  Miss Rich    7050
Board of Trade have been largely In- I Mrs. S. Wilson   7000
IThe churches of the municipality have   Although no
PrizeI made some effort toward the provis-   '���*''     various
i ion of a Xmas tree and    entertain*  match  f,- ���;, ���
$20! ment and in each case these affairs   selves,  tiie   ���
j have been very successful. n',(1 *''',:'* *
On Monday evening, December 28, '* :'ol|o��'>:
the attendants of the St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church were the guests
at a very enjoyable Vuletlde celebration. A large number of both scholars and parents enjoyed the function.
The children provided    a splendid ! R-   Oulchon    18
programme embodying, numerous rec-   F*   Oulchon    15
Ration*, and choruses "Jolly Old St. j F- Wallace      7
Nicholas,"  "Sleep,  Holy  Babe,"  and | F*   Oliver    22
"Dinna Forget the Old Folks." Every jP*  01iver       9
10 I
strumental in bringing the railway
company to this decision, although it
is said that the Railway Commission
have forced them to supply a better
A very pretty wedding took place
at the residence of Mrs. Lafayette
Gifford, Ladner, on December 25,
1912, when thair only daughter, Eu-
laila E��� was united to Mr. S. William Walter, proprietor of the White
Store, Ladner, In the presence of a
number of relatives and friends. The
parlor was prettily decorated in evergreens and carnations. They were
married under an arch banked with
evergreens and ivy and decorated
with white carnations draped with
white cashmere. A large, white
wedding bell glittering with diamond
dust surmounted the pretty arch.
The bride walked into the parlor
leaning on the arm of her father,
while Miss Maude Howard, of Vancouver, played Mendelsohn's Wedding march. Miss Eura Walter, a
sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid.
The bride looked stately and handsome in white satin with an overdress of lavender silk net embroidered In silk and lavender heads with
a beaded fringe. A bridal veil of
silk net embroidered with orange
blossoms fell from her hair. She
carried a large bouquet of white car-
Marie Nooney 7000
i  i  the a
O.  O.  Murphy   ...   12
E. O. Brown 2 3
W., II. Wilson   . . . ,1!��
F. Russel    10
prizes    wei n    a varde.l
outestan ;s    In  en *li
���   0   pool   among   lh"'ii-
1 iner takln * the prize
number was meritorious and certain-
1 I
��� i ill  wi
2 0
1! ly the gathering appreciated   the pro-
Mr. Rupert Fisher acted as draw-j gramme if their applause was signifi
er for the finals. I cant.
Before  the  final  draw was called I     Gertie Patterson    played    a piano
the prize list was as follows: i solo in a brilliant manner and Misses
Count    7025  Sadie and Gladys    Benson sang two
Leonard Dennis   7025 I Christmas carols    which    were   verv
T.  E. Ladner   7025 I pleasing
carols   which   were   very
The number rendered by
T. Jordon   17
Percy Burr 17
R. Wilson 15
Hugh Burr 16
A. McRae   10
Special services were held on
Xmas Day at 8 a. m. and 11 a. m. ln
All Saints Church, Ladner. The
church was prettily decorated with
holly, evergreens and white chrysanthemums.    An    appropriate    sermon
___-���___^_^^^_^_      was  preached  by  the vicar.  Rev.  C.
was held    before    the refreshments j Hoyle from the Gospel of st, Lukfli
were served. ! 2:14, "Glory to God In  the highest.
Over in __asi Uel-aon Friday after-,     d on earth ,    ,��� t        d
iiojii   i ��� i ������mber 20, tht- 'j was u*. i h
���\ iteiu.*,*;t ;nd joy anion;: t_p s- liol-
>f   _*. r .ephen's ch". ��� 1*  when    a
Ladner  Ferry   Project   Discussed at
Meeting of Provincial
Miss Laura Corke, "Childish GameB,'
was also thoroughly enjoyed.
The gaily decked Christmas tree
was the centre of much merriment,
and the little folks heartily enjoyed
the "Merry Christmas" march, which'
T. E Ladner 7015
T. E. Ladner    7035
Miss   Green    7040
T.  E. Ladner   7040
C.  D. Arnold    7009
T. E. Ladner  7005
T.  E. Ladner    7045
Mr. D. Kerr   7050
Miss Green   7050
Mrs. Rich    7050
T. E. Ladner   7050
Mrs. S. Wilson 7000 _
Marie  Nooney    7000 ! Christmas tree  was held In the  old|       KLIXKHAMMEU���THIRTLE
VICTORIA. Dec. 26.���A short
meeting of the provincial executive
was held Tuesday, when departmental matters virtually monopolized tho
attention of the premier and his colleagues. In connection with the proposal tor the establishment of a ferry
service between Woodward's Landing and Ladner, on the lower Fraser,
II is understood that the government
has received the report of Mr. C. P.
.Napier, public works department engineer, according lo which it is evident thai the desired service would
be much more expensive to establish
than its advocates had Denoved, upwards of half a mile/ of trestle approach being necessary on one sido
of the river, ln addition to which assurance would be necessary of tributary roads that are as yet non-existent.
The next move In the matter will
be ascertaining from the interested
municipality, that of Richmond, ho;v
far it is prepared to go ln furnishing
essential road connection, should the
ferry be provided. Alternatively it Is
suggested that the ferry service
might be established between Ladner
and Steveston which would equally
enable Vancouver to secure market
produce from the Fraser delta..
K. Rlchey   7000
J. Jackson  (Point Roberts) . . . .7000
At Fisher's Drug Store the following  prizes  resulted    from  the  contest:
(1) No.  10118���Mrs. Calvert, Columbia Phonograph, $35.
(2) No.  8101���W.    J.    Lanning,
camera, post card size, $20.
(3) No.    8486���Alligator    purse,
* 13 '
(4) No. 4625���Brass kettle, $10.
(5) No.   3789���R.  L.  Stevenson's
Works, $7.60.
(6) No. 8852���Mirror, $4.50
school room.    Afternoon games were ! 	
fully indulged In and considerable! A very pretty wedding took place
enjoyment was taken from the excel-j on Monday evening in Christ Church,
lent charades which had been provid-��� Vancouver, when Miss Ruby Mel-
cA for the occasion. bourne Thirtle was united to Mr. M.
The teachers and pastor of the G. Klinkbamnier of the Delta Hotel.
church together with the friends were Ladner. Rev. C. C. Owen, the pastor
very energetic and enthusiastic In of the church, officiated at the cere-
thelr efforts to make the occasion a mony. Mr. Wm. J. James, of Ladner.
true success and aided materially In .supported the groom and Miss M. J.
helping the children to spend a happy. Brooks,  of  Vancouver,     was brides-
The Trader left for Vancouver this
week with a load of 25 tons of potatoes.
The long expected S. S. Westham
arrived this week with the much
needed coal. She brought about 30
tons of that article and took back to
Victoria about 25 tons of hay.
The Uew freighter S. S. Bridswell,
which was built by Mr. I. Whitworth
at Ladner. arrived in port from Seattle this week bringing about. 50
ton,s of coal. A further cargo of 150
tons of cement was In her hold for
New Westminster, The Bridewell Is
said to be one of the largest freighters on the river.
afternoon. Candy and refreshments
were supplied as a fitting close to tho
The    Westham       Island    Sunday
_____________________________________________________________________________________    recitation,      "Christmas    Weather,"
[D __0' 10I-rj"!Jlli)to 1"older.- M-! School of the Methodist Church were j Willie Deane; recitation, "Mrs. San
nations tied with white satin ribbon
��nd wore a La Villlere necklace and etbook, $2
bracelet, a gift  from her father and |     (10)   No.  9077���-Mr. Larson,  pair
mother. j of candlesticks, $1.
The bridesmaid looked charming j Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson have
in cream serge trimmed with cream also completed their drawing con-
satin lace and bell  fringe.    She also'test and the lucky numbers are:
(8) No. 4629���W. Symons,    brass, a*80 royally treated    at the festivity
set* $3* 'given  In  the Bchoolroom  there.      A
(91N.��- ln303���J* Wllcocks, pock-!iarge an(j appreciative crowd gathered to the occasion, which was one
\ of the most successful events of this
|  (11 No. 38953-
(2) No. 39711-
(3) No. 44588-
.Mr. Bradanovltch.
(4 1 No. 89891-
Hall stand.
Arm chair.
Knives and forks.
Dinner set, Mr. C.
-Tea set.
-Rrass kettle,
wore a handsome gold bracelet set In
pearls, the gift of the groom and
carried a bouquet of pink roses.
The  ceremony   was   performed   by
the Rev, c. Wellesley Whittaker, pastor of  Ibe Methodist  church.     After IH. Davis.
receiving  the     congratulations     and       (6) No. 33838
best   wishes of the assembled  guests.'      (fi I  No,  32713
the  wedding party  repalre'd  to  tha H. Mills. -      H	
dining room  which  was decorated  in I      (7) No. 42938���Work basket
ivy.   holly,     evergreens     anil   Xuias]      (8) No. 3il,*,18--Rug.
bells, to partake of a cold luncheon,
The  wedding     presents   were both
handsome and costly. The groom's
present to the bride was a handsome
upright grand piano. Miss Walter
and Mr. Werzel cave a dining room
suite, Mrs, Sigmore a handsome ease
Of Ivory bandied knives and carving
set, Mr. Percy Gifford an engraved
silver  pudding   dish,   Mrs.   ('has
The Christmas entertainment at
the Gulfside Schoolhouse yas in
every way successful.    Tbe numbers  little girls
ta Claus," Edna Grant; recitation,
Alec Eyton; chorus, "The Christmas
Bells," the school; recitation,
"Christmas on the Polly." Carrie Ey-
tons; recitation. Welly Taylor; recitation, Doris Jordan; recitation.
"The Longest Day of the Year," Roy
Deane; song, "Luther's Carol." four
recitation, Hugh Slater;
If there is a sure criterion of the
growth of the Delta municipality during the past year it is the voters' list
whieh has been recently completed.
Last year there were 465 certified
voters on the list and this year 610
names are appended. This me ins an
increase of over 2 5 per <;ent.
were all well rendered and great, recitation, Priceless Jip," Ada
credit is due to the teachers and of- Deane; recitation, Adelaide Lasse
fleers of the Sunday school as well ter; dialogue, nine girls; chorus. "A
as to Miss Hood, the day school Christmas Carol," the school; reclta-
teacher, who so kindly co-operated tion, Pear! Applegate; recitation,
In making this function enjoyable. '"Two Little Hand-." Doris Hoake;
The    Crescent    Island    folk    were, recitation.     "The   Prayer   Meeting,'
(9) No. 43391���Umbrella.
(10) No. 43728���Book of Poems.
also remembered. Miss Ferris won
deserved appreciation for the way
the scholars of Orescent Island acquitted themselves at their annual
Christmas entertainment. "The
Story Hour"  and  "Tbe  Eight Llttl
Ella Lasseler; "Hanging Up thi
Stockings," Lillian Taylor; recitation
"One Can End It," Reg Blunden;
song, "Under the Stars."    echo from
i irescenl
Niggers"       indicated       considerable  school;     recitation,
work in preparation    while the dia-   recitation, Leonard
logue  "Poor    Old    Maids"  was en- i mas tree,
cored and will long be remembered
by   those     who   were     privileged   to
hear it.
Miss Audrey Price won a recall for
her  singing    of     "Slumber,  Sweetly
the    Bain  family
recitation,    Carl
G. Emerson, of Walters White
is just able to be about now
as the result of au accident which occurred Christmas evening while he
was leaving Mr, Glfford's home.
Thinking that the steps projected farther than was the case Mr. I'merson
made a tnlstep which threw him violently on to the sidewalk. After an
examination was made it was found
that he was suffering from a i racked
rib. However, he is progressing as
favorably as can be expected, nnd it.
Is hoped that he will not be Inconvenienced for any great length of
A very successful turkey and
geese raffle or drawing contest was
held at Mr. J. Savage's place on West-
F, |he.in Isl'ind H Tuesday evening.    I    ...���..-^^^
Gifford a* white embroidered soft oil-  party  or  sixteen  Ideal   men   went   t.i  slumber." "while     ��-,    .
low   Mrs Caliaghan, of Vancouver, a the affair and were very successful. .,,1,-,.,* )n their reputation as juvenile
hand-painted  china tea service, the securing altogether twelve geese and  artlata of    the    first    order.    The
Misses Ida and Maud Howard a Sill- two dUCkS, The party consisted of
ver fern dish, Miss Mattle Woodward Messrs. .1. Johnson. W. Innes, J. Jor-
and Mrs Woodward a chjna fern pot, i don, A, Evans, R, Murchison, M,
Mr Alr'd of Vancouver, tablecloth Leonard, il. Jordon, G. Brown, H.
and one d'ozen napkins. Mr   and Mrs.  PybUS, P. McRae. B. Douglas. J. Wll-
"   Ham-son. T. Holmes. (!. Grauer and J,
The Delia Hotel is planning a similar function next  Friday night in the
a beaded|sample room as the Wssthan* island
contest was a true success.
Davis, of Vancouver, soft pillow. Mr
Harry Smith cut glass salt and pepper shakes iu B handsome ca*e, Mrs
Bishop, brass bread tray. Miss Ber
nice Halt, of Vancouver
hair bandeau, and other presents.
The bride's travelling gown waa nf
two-toned whipcord with a large hat
of velour and 'feather to match, She
wore a costly set of moleskin furs,
Ibe Xmas gift of the groom. They
left by motor launch chartered for
the occasion on a honevmoo.i trip.
following are the results of the
laminations  held  at  the  Lad-
; -1, q..i,-.-.i .--. _..���������..
*" hi i it,un    nt-iii    ,ii
ta School last week:
Preliminary Course.
en  Frew,  87;   A.  Swenson.  74;
Dlarmld, 73; F. Cederberg. 68;
���it'-hinson, 66; C. Reagh, 63; S.
">��� 53; A. Leary, 44; A. Bown,
i  Rogerson, 42.
Innior Advanced  Coarse.
y Martin, 81; Roy Anderson, 66,
.1 i.'lertiioni was an '.*", ib ��n 'Ills
week by Mr. John McKee of Ladner
at a small debts court in favor of Mr.
George E. linker, l'otig, Lim & Co.
were ordered to pay the $83.25 over
which the dispute arose as well as a
fine of $25 and $1 costs imposed by
the  magistrate.   B_ ^^
paid  forthwith, but the debt  Is srnt-
'efel inc.* yvci',1'   -. inths     Id Jan i
ary, $25;  first Of February, $25, and
the balance In March.
Charley Fong. a Chinaman, wbo
bad been summoned tc attend this
case as a witness, failed to appear, He
was apprehended by warrant and
subsequently fined $6 and costs for
contempt of court,
school   bouse   was     decorated     wit
skill  and taste, no pains or expense
being  spared   to   make   the  occasion
worthy   of   the     high     standard   for
which  the  island  is  famous.
The programme embodied the following numbers:
Chorus, "Under the Stars," by the
school: recitation. "A Splendid
Word." Margaret MacDonald; recitation. "Regular ns a Clock." Doris
Chiddell; "Baby'g stocking." Alfred
Sutton; duet, "o, Bethlehem Babe,"
dialogue, "The Story Hour." the
school; solo, "Slumber, Sweetly
Slumber," Audrey Price; recitation,
"Hohy's Division." Ruby MacDonald; song. "Luther's Carol." little
boys and girls; recitation. "Johnny's
Pa,"   Earle     Harris;   recitation     by
The Delta Glee Club are making
arrangements for the study of Gaul's
"Joan of Arc," which is the most
elaborate work  which  tbey have yet
Mr. George Grauer, a Well-known
Delta farmer, bas rented his farm and
ha*-, arranged for a sale ,*f the sin*:k
o!i the .th of January. Mc Grauer
win reside in Vancouver with bis parents for a shoi. time before going up
con'.n ry. The stock to b ��� disposed of
i-* cliletly horses, and the farm implements will also be sold.
The Roman Catholic Church of the
Sacred Heart al Port Guichon Is now
completing the construction of a sacristy to their Church, A new stable
has also been added for the accommodation and convenience of those who ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
attend the services with their tennis.   George   Sutton;      recitation.   "Wbeu
  I Father   Carries   the      Duck."   Flossie
Chiddell; recitation. "Hanging Up
the Stockings," Marjory Harris; dialogue. "Fight Little Hoys"; recitation. "A Busy Family." Emmie MacDonald; chorus, "I Hear Ten
Thousand Voices
school: recitation,
tition."    Demelre
"The   First   Noel,"      	
logue, "The Plan That Failed." the
school. Special numbers: "Children's Ailments," and "When the
Roll Is Called I'p Yonder." by the
Bain family.
The Baptist Sunday school Christ-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      mas tree and entertainment  was dub
������ ' I celebrated    on     Thursday   evening.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rob-|The church building was beautifully
ert Deane on Tuesday. Mr. Benjamin decorated for tbe occasion and the
Vonniana of Nicomen Island was j programme was an excellent one
united to Miss Myrtle Abercrombie of | The banner exercise was the chief
Ladner. The Rev. C. R. Blunden Item, and besides Ihe usual good
performed the ceremony In the pres-l things the tree contained a reward
ence of a few friends.  The bride wan i book  for each scholar.     This school
rhe fine  is to be | attempted.      A   large   attendance   is
anticipated at  the practises which are
to commence in a short time, and It it
hoped  that   this  affair     will   prove  a
success as the    enthusiasm    of thi
leaders of the club merit  BUCh  an ac
knowledgement of their efforts.
Singing." thi
'Santa Clans' Po
Stephens:    carol
the school;   dla
becomingly dressed in a navy blue
travelling costume with light blue
satin blouse, and wore a black velvet
and cream lace hat. After a short
honeymoon In Vancouver the happy
couple will reside In Darouche, B. C.
has made progress this year as there
are  now  five  classes   and   another  Is
being formed.    The programme com
priced the following numbers:
Opening Hymn, No. 32. by the audience;     recitation,     Doris    Hoake;
Remarkable ceremony in Constantinople, indicating tbat the people
of Constantinople are by no means all Turks. After death the Patriarch Joachim Thlrs, bead of the Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey, was
strapped in a sitting posture to his episcopal chair. The people then
filed past the body to pay their last tribute, thousands kissing the
Bible on his knees, or the hands of  the dead patriarch.
(By W. N   Scott, Trail, B.C., in Nelson News.)
My last article dealt with  "Mat-   dozen being 282, 268, 256, 252, 243,
Ing of Breeding Stock."     This had an average of 259.5.    For the whole;
special reference    to    breeding    for  fifty-three   pullets   the   average   for
standard requirements of type, shape the year was 174, a total of 9204'
and color.     That breeding for "fuss  eggs.     To this grand total the con-
and feathers" and breeding for egg  trihutions were as follows: .
production are by no means synony- "Thirteen of the pullets laid over'
mous is conceded by every breeder. 200 eggs; 12 of the pullets laid over;
That the two may be and should be 180 eggs; 11 of the pullets laid over!
combined ls undoubted, but the fact 160 eggs; 10 of the pullets laid over |
that standard shape and weight in 130 eggs; two of the pullets laid over!
some breeds Is not conducive to the 120 eggs; one over 110, four below I
maximum  of  egg  production  makes   100.
the problem a difficult one. "An  experiment was   carried    on |
About two years ago the late Pro- with a view to    a comparison    be-
fessor Gowell, of Maine, set going a tween 23 bred-to-lay pullets and 23
phrase which was pat enough to at-  exhibition  pullets.     The bred-to-lay!
tract general attention and find cur-  pullets laid 1032 eggs more than tho
rency.      He  crystallized     a     theory  exhibition  variety.        On  the    other
which  had  been  slowly  gaining  ad-  hand, tho exhibition type were larg-
herents,  and  worked hard and long  er, weighing six to eight pounds each j
to   prove   It   correct.      Without   in-   le comparison to flve to six for thei
tending to do so, or knowing that he bred-to-lay type.
had done so, Professor Gowell mnde       "Not   one   of   l-ne>  rxiilbltlon   type j
200 eggs in a year from a hen, the produced   over   200   eggs   and   only
goal   for   which   poultrymen   longed   five over 150.     Four of the bred-to-
and one they sought  to attain.     Ho  lay produced over 200  eggs and  11
believed that by a systematic course  over 150."
of breeding by selection be could u will be Inferred from this that
eventually produce a strain of Barred birds of exhibition quality are poor-
Plymoulh Hocks which would aver- er layers than the general run of
age 200 eggs a year for each hen poultry. I believe it is true of some
in a Hock. The phrase had that breeds, but It most certajnly Is not
quality  which  makes  phrases seem  0f others.
like a truth and many began to be- , in the case of Barred Rocks the
lieve that the 200-egg hen was explanation is undoubtedly one of
really at hand. ! weight.     Fine feathers do not make
Ten  years were    spent with  that  or  mar  a layer,  but  every  breeder
flock of fowls.     No hen was admit-   nag noted  that    the large  standard I
ted   to   the  highest   class   until   she  wight  birds  are  the  poorest  layers,;
had  produced  200  eggs    in    twelve  especially if the standard be over six I
months.     No male was used  ln the  pounds for females.     We get weight
select breeding pens unless his dam  0f carcas at the expense of egg pro-
had produced  200 eggs in a year.       duclion.      Another     very   important
The   result   of   ten   yeais   or   this  factor is shape.     Every stock breed-
sort   of   selection   was   a   flock   that   pr   recognizes  the     vital   place   that
produced fewer eggs than it did the  shape takes in deterthining whether
first   year.     Then  other  hands  took   a ,.ow  js a "beefer" or a "milker."
up  the  work  and  began  to  analyze  t^\s *s equally Hue of poultry, only
the   figures  made   during   this  long  the classification being    "layer"    or
period   of  selection  and  effort.      B , "loafer."
The Wyandotte Is a bird of curves
with a very short back, a handsome
and shapely bird, but the Wyandotte
breeders who are excelling In egg
production prefer one with a long,
straight back like the Rhode Island
I effects more than from predatory
I flsh, is the Hair Seal. At the pres-
(From The British Columbian.) lent date it is nearly Impossible for
To the Editor:���"The close season the fisherman to flsh in the river
for trout is from the fifteenth day on account of them. Every day,
of November to the twenty-fifth day fishermen come ln with the same
of March, and the law will be strictly complaint. Can nothing be done
enforced this year"���Vide, paragraph with the Hair Seals? At this time of
in a recent issue of The British Co-Ithe year, when fish are scarce and
lumbian. I hard to  catch,  the  seal  follows up
Now, if there is a law in the Btatute the fishermen's net, and as soon as
books of British Columbia that is a salmon "strikes," it is a race be-
'���rlminally foolish it certainly is the tween the fisherman and the seal as
law regarding the preservation of to who gets there first, and the seal
trout, in the salmon streams of this'invariably wins out. The Steelhead,
Province. The salmon fishermer., the only flsh running in the river
the canners, the trout fishermen,'now, are worth to the fisherman
even the man on the street, will tell I about a dollar apiece. In the early
you that the trout are the biggest I spring when the seals are just as
enemy that the salmon have. It Is]bad, or worse than they are now,
no   exaggeration   to   say   that  these salmon  are  worth   even   more  than
fish destroy millions of dollars'
worth of salmon every year, yet they
are to be protected. In the name.
of common sense, why? If any person can rise up and give me any reasons why trout should not bs caught
at any time of the year, in the salmon streams of this province, I
should like to hear it. And yet 1
must apologise for this statement.
1 had a reason and a very good one
given me by one of your game wardens the other day. As some of your
readers are doubtless aware, there
has been some prosecutions for Belling trout in Vancouver, this last season, and in discussing the matter
with the official In question, I stated
as my opinion that trout should not
be protected at all In the spawning
grounds of salmon, and as a matter
of fact, the government should do
their best to destroy them ln
possible  way.
was discovered that the 200-egg hen
did not produce 200-egg daughters;
that the 2 00-egg hens were daughters of hens that had records considerably short of 200 eggs in a year.
But   the  mischief  had   been   done
and I do not hesitate to say that the x_ed
phrase given currency by this work The nearer the Heds can be bred
at the Maine station was a mis- to standard shape the better they are
chievous one, for out of It original- 118 layers, the reason being
ed all the so-called "systems" which that Ihey were noted lay-
have caused the transfer of so much pr8 before being admitted to
money from the pockets of confiding t the standard, and when admitted the
victims Into the bank accounts of highest type of egg producing shape,
those who have grown rich peddling llK. longi straight back, was made
systems. i the distinguishing feature of their
Always and all the time there ls standard requirements. Trap nest-
a vast number of men and women -nR ls t*,e on]y scientific and thor-
who are interested in poultry keep- ou(_h method of building a flock of
ing, although tbey have never been heavy egg producers. While a 200-
engaged ln It. They have read won- (,Kg hon nlfty not produce a lot of
dorful stories in daily papers and 200-egg daughters, the probability is
���magazines concerning the profits of t-iat several of them will be well
poultry keeping; they have planned UP) whlle ,-.,e danger of reproducing
to raise chickens and get rich as fl.om the lu,n tliat has only laid 50
soon as they get enough money to t0 75 is done away with. Only by
buy a little home where they can ��� ,-a- nesting ls It possible to properly
keep a few chickens and live happy | select your male birds. We used to
ever after, loafing under their own ,hlnk that external and physical
vine and fig tree, while the hens qualities came from the male antl
worked for them. 'maternal and egg producing quall-
The poultry journals are filled ���--��� from tho female. It Is now
with skilfully written advertise- fri,-]v rm,giii!*ed that the male bird
ments of "200-egg strains." Many la equally important In building up
of the advertisers, not .knowing what ,, heavy laying strain. A very in-
a strain is. bul because they bought ,cresting breeding experiment is to
stock of a reputed 200-egg strain or tll](- pl,ice at th- national egg lay-
happened to have an odd ben or two ,,,., (.-ntest at Mountain Grove, Mis-
in their Bock thai made thai record, sln|I., A oonteBtant from Califor-
they begin advertising forthwith, nla lB RPnding one pen of hens which
One ambitious advertiser began us ,,��� claims to have been so bred that
career by advertising that he bad a ,���. guarant9es them to average 220
flock thai averaged 2S3 eggs a year, (,,u.h ,f nf) ,,,,.,���,- -r fii(,km.ss
a state ment which brought him a
flood of money from the ignorant and
credulous. There are some hopeful
symptoms, although the birth- of a
sucker every minute cannot successfully be disputed with any evidence at hand. The hopeful part of
the matter Is that such crazes die out
ln the end for lack of material. The
Why, Mr. Monk," he said, "I am
surprised to hear you talk that way.
Don't you know that If the government were to do as you suggest, and
kill off the trout, the salmon would
be so thick in this river that you
would not be able to do anything
with them?"
Now this would have been a very
good   reason   why   trout   should   be
protected a hundred years ago, when
canneries were not in existence, and
there were no one to catch the salmon except a few Indians, and then
enly for their own use, and it also
shows that the government employes
are well aware of the effect that the
trout have on the salmon supply.    In
fact, Mr. Babcock, our fish commissioner,  to  whom   w  eare  paying    a
lar^e salary for expert advice on the
fishing Industry, says in one of his
recent reports:  "In some places the
trout are so thick that it seems wonderful  that a single salmon  should
survive." / Yet the same government
'that are'paying Mr.  Babcock's sal-
I ary, are paying other officials to see
j that these  fish  are not caught, just
at the time when they are doing Ht
jmost  damage,  viz.:   From  the  15th
of November to the 25th of March,
as at this time the salmon are spawning,   and   the  young  fry  are  being
I hatched out.    There ls no doubt that
I enough  salmon  reach  the spawning
I grounds  every  year,   to  more  than
I keep up the supply, if their progeny
I were only safe from  predatory  flsh.
Not   only   trout,   but  chub,* suckers,
and other members of the finny tribe
are very destructive to the eggs and
young  of  the  salmon.       There   aro
four  flsh  hatcheries on  the Eraser
River and its tributaries, one of them
this year securing  twenty-four million sockeye salmon eggs,    and    as
there  is a very  small  percentage  of
loss in incubation, it means that this
hatchery    will    turn    out    into    the
Fraser next year, nearly this amount
of sockeye salmon  fry, and as there
were only about one million  and a
quarter of these fish canned this season,   it  clearly   shows  that   this  one
hatchery alone could more than keep
they are at the present time, and
something absolutely MUST he done,
if we wish to preserve our salmon
supply. Perhaps some of your
readers may say: "Well, It's all right
to talk about these things, we know
that the trout and seals are destroying the salmon to a great extent,
but what ar_ you going to do about
it?    What's the remedy?"
As far as the seals are concerned,
I have talked to a great many of the
fishermen and others Interested, and
the consensus of opinion seemq to be
that the government should give a
bounty of five dollars for each hair
seal destroyed. If this were done,
there is no doubt but that some way
would be devised for killing them,"
and we must take it Into consideration that it Is costing perhaps a hundred times more to keep them in
any |salmon than it would to destroy them.
As regards the trout, the only way
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Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized       ��25,000,ooo
Capital Paid Up    ���lt,r,oo,o0,
Rest    ���    $12,500,000
Aggregate Assets,   One  Hundred and Sevent-Five Mllli0.
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every i��
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affairs. v
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upwards
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May 31st anj
November 30th each year.
appears to be to throw open the trout
season, and let them be caught at
any time of the year, in salmon
streams, and in any way possible
short of using dynamite, and also
allow them to be sold. Fishermen
and others would then catch them for
their pecuniary value. Not only
trout, but other predatory fish, as
chub, etc., would be destroyed at the
same time, as it is impossible to catch
one without catching the other.
I am afraid, Mr. Editor, that your
readers will think this is an unconscionably long lettor, so thanking
you In anticipation for publishing It,
I  remain, M.  MONK.
lakes   place   in   his  pen.      He   Is   to
also send two males, one bred along
the same lines as these females and
the other one be claims is not bred
to lay.     The first, of these males is
to  be  used   in   the  pen   with   those
bred   to   lav   females   for   a   certain
length of time, the eggs batched and
, ,.     , , ���    ���    .   ,   the  chicks  marked   and   the   pullets
genera    pubic   become  sophisticated 1 ft        ���,,_      ^,       ,_  ,,���  , tfM,
after It has been victimized about so  th    following year.     This male Is to
long.      Two things lead  up  to  this:   fe    r-mom-   amI  t]ie r  onr  ,-ter
BEI.I.INGHAM, Dec. 26.���It is expected that within a short time Governor M. E. Hay will seek a confe:-
ence between the committee appointed at the 1911 session of the state
legislature to investigate the salmon
industry, and the committee named
in British Columbia for the same purpose. The Washington committee has
! submitted its preliminary report to
;the governor, based upon exhaustive
I investigation during the past eighteen months, and Its labors will have
Ibeen completed as soon as the joint
I conference with the Canadian committee Is held,
Washington Rich.
I     OI.YMPIA,       Dec.    26.���Although
I Washington was not admitted to the
Union until 1889, its assets now e*c-
|ceed  its liabilities to the amount of
?112,853,485, according to the third
annual report of the state bureau of
inspection and supervision  of public
offices   filed   with     Governor   ,\1.   1*".
Hay.   This makes Washington one of
the richest states In the  Union,
Santa Chin* Burglar.
I SEATTLE, Dec 26.���Oscar Hemp-
ter, a taxlcab driver, believes he had
Ins a passenger Christmas Eve a
burglar disguised as Santa Claus.
llempter's passenger hailed him early
Ilast, night and said he wirnted to deliver some Christmas gifts in a quiet
I way.     He carried  a  large sack,  pre
is con-1* ���
stantly going on.      The hatcheries!
are certainly doing good work ln so
; far as they protect, the eggs during
ithe Incubation period, but tho trouble
: is as soon as the young fish are ready
Jto bn released (and they die If kept
!too long) they have to be turned
j out in tho different lakes, where the
trout, etc., destroy the fruits of their 1.   ,  ,       ,.       , ,.
labor.    A   correspondent   writing   to ���tch9<** C **" �������������"������
ithe    "Pacific    Fisherman," recently,!
We have at the present
time some available
lo loan on good security.
\A/MY    NOT
Have your next Suit made from Good English or Scotch
goods.    We have it.
Tailors   and Designers
r. c.
Manufacturers and Dealt;
ill kinds of
the   river   re-stocked   if   it   were  not 1 ,    ,..,,    ,     ...
for the enormous waste that  is con- fc*1*'-? ��"*-* *����� ' pr-senta.    and    ,
.     smal] parcel containing a Santa Clam
The crop of credulous people is lined
up and relieved of their surplus cash
some lime.     Each victim becomes a
centre   from   which     warnings     are
sent out to other posslhle victims and
finally  there  arc not enough  left to   'f'r'^ tl,���   ,���.���,   ���,.,,,.
make   the  scheme,   whatever  it   may
be, prolitabli
It is recognized fully that some
breeds are better layers than others.
but what is nol so fully realized Is
that there are pood, bad and indifferent strains of all breeds. Why
this is so, or should be so, we are
only beginning to understand. All
our egg laying contests Illustrate
the fact that birds of the same breed
innd age. housed, fed nnd cared for
identically the same, may In the one
pen average less than 100 eggs per
bird and in another run over 200.
It must not bo Inferred because
Professor Gowell, after years of selection, did not produce a strain of
Rocks that would all average 200
eggs each, that the last word has
been said In the matter of selection.
1 have a long article heforo me
quoting this case as conclusive and
final evidence of the failure of trap
nesting and selection. If It be foolish to advertise thc freak performance of one hen ns a possible average of the flock. It is equally ridiculous to exploit the failure of one
experimenter, no matter how eminent or earnest he might he.
The. report of the Minister of Agriculture for Ontario for the year end-
" ing October 31, 1011, has the following under the heading, "New
Records In Egg Production": "It Is
a well known fact that 200 eggs In
a year from one hen Is a splendid
record and one seldom attained.
Yet of fifty-three Barred nock pullets of the hred-to-lay type, thirteen,
or Dearly 25 per cent, surpassed this
high mark. The top record was
282.  the  showing    of the  first  half
luickly stop* courtis, cures coldi. and  he��l<
throat ��nd lunci. 38 cenu
placed in the same pen with the
bred-to-lay females. The eggs from
this mating nre to be hatched, the
chicks marked and the pullets trap
nested. Ho claims that the pullets
but from tho
same females, will lay twice as many
eggs as the pullets from the second
male, showing that the laying qualities of a flock depend more upon
the breeding of the male than upon
the female.
Is It possible to combine exhibition
quality and egg producing ability In
one (lock? It certainly Is, but only
on what we may term a four to one
basis. By that I mean if your flock
consists of 500 birds I would put 100
of them In a distinct breeding house
subdivided Into 10 pens ot 10 females each. The other 400 would
be run in Mocks of 40 or 50 in laying
houses, without male birds. These
400 birds should all be trap nested
for a year and the heaviest egg producers selected. From these make
a further selection of 100 birds, selected for conformity to standard requirements for your breeding pens.
Prom this 100 make a st'-l closer selection of ten of the best layers
and mate these up in one pen. Hatch
the eggs from this pen separately,
too, mark the chicks and from them
select your male birds for next year.
By this system you are only
breeding from matured yearling
hens, which have won their places In
the breeding pens by heavy laying
and the chances of getting 100 good
birds out of 400 ln both egg producing qualities and standard requirements Is much greater than if the
ratio were smaller.
There is no advantage In trap
nesting In your breeding pen, as
these birds will have .to make way
next year for a fresh lot from the
laying house.
As you only need ten male thirds
each year, the product of one selected pen should give you ample
Next article will deal with "Feeding for Egg Producfrbn."
describes how he opened certain trout,
that he caught, and in one, found
twenty-three young salmon, and In
another over forty. As this is but
one meal for these fish and there
are (and thig is not the slightest exaggeration) millions of them In the
Fraser and its tributaries during the
spawning season, 1t does, Indeed,
as Mr. Babcock says, "seem wonderful that a single salmon should survive." There is not the slightest
doubt, and it is a fact well recognized among us that have to make
our living out of the industry, that
the salmon are being gradually exterminated  in  the Fraser.
Tho canneries are being abandoned one by one, and the owners are!
I looking to the northern rivers for
their pack. In every other industry
| great efforts are being made to destroy anything that Is inimical to
j their development. No forestry Is
I advocated to replenish our lumber
(supply. Thousands of dollars are
| being spent every year to protect
jour forests from fire; In agriculture
land fruit tho government are strain-
ling every nerve through experimental
j farms and the professors attached to
' them, to educate the farmers as to
| the best way to destroy the different
parasites that Infest their crops;
, large bounties are offered for the de
struction of wolves, etc., that prey
| upon their live stock. But In
|salmon industry we are protecting
: the worst enemy that we have to con-
Itend with. Even from a sportsman's
j point of view, the present laws governing the catching of trout are ridl-
' culous, as the flsh are at their best
I during the fall and winter months,
jwhen they are not allowed to he
! caught. Ninety per cent, of them
|are either Dolly Varden, or Sea
i Trout, principally the latter, and they
ionly como Into the river during the
I fall, when they follow up the schools
of spawning salmon, live upon their
I eggs and young fry during the win-
iter, and themselves spawi and die
I in the early summer.
Another enemy of the salmon and
one from which we teal Immediate
disguise. Stops were made in several
resilience districts while the passenger, carrying his bundles, went up
the alleys to play bis part.
Irrigation Case Settled.
OLYMPIA, Dec. 26.���An order was
y sterday enterod by the public service commission directing the We-
operating in
Phelan and Douglas counties, to
supply Its contract holders at Rock
Island, a project, on the eastern banks
of the Columbia river, a few miles
below Wenatchee, with the maximum
amount of water railed for In the
contracts. This Is the largest Irrigation case ever decided before the
SEATTLE, Dec. 26.���Fred Curtis,
aged 29, a court reporter and attorney, clung to the back of a taxlcab
late yesterday and shot and wounded
his tweiity-four-year-old wife, who
was riding Inside with her sister, Mar-
jie Patterson, eighteen years old, with
whom she had spent Christmas away
from home.
OI.YMPIA, Dec. 26.���Urging that
all county commissioners incurring
an   indebtedness In  excess of ninety
Shingles. Dath,
Phone k 14 I'hurue
Sash, Doors Turnings and House Finishing!
Prompt Delivery by Kail or '
per cent, of the current revenues no
made to pay a penalty nnd that limited overdrafts be authorized and provision be made for the payment of
the expenses of offirlals attending
annua] conventions, the state bureau
of Inspection has completed its list of
recommendations for its first annual
report to Governor M. E. Hay and the
Seattle Market,
SEATTLE, Dec. 24.���Eggs: Local
ranch 37 to 38 cents; Eastern freeh,
32 cents; April storage, 28 cents;
hot weather Eastern storage, 22 to
24 cents. Butter: Washington
'���j; creamery firsts, 36 tq 37 cents;
' Eastern, 32 cents. 'Cheese: Tillamook, 19 cents; limburger, 20 cents;
Wisconsin, 20 cents; brick, 20 cents-
block Swiss, 22 cents; wheel Swiss',
23 cents; Young Americas, 21
cents. Onions: California, 90 cents
to $1 per sack. Potatoes; Local,
?10 to 111; Yakima, $14; sweets, 2
1-4 to 2 1-2 cents per pound. Oats:
$28 to $29. Hay; Eastern Washington timothy, $19 to $20; wheat
hay, $18; alfalfa, $13 to $14; Mixed hay, $17 to $18; straw, $9 to $19.
MT. VERNON, Dec. 26.���The new
railroad that Is being built on the
south side of the Skagit river, known
as the IViget Sound & Cascade Railway, has completed Its branch to the
Clear Lake Lumber Company's plant.
Do.Vt Wait Till Spring
to   get   your   harness   oiled, overhauled and repaired.    Do it now.
Taylor, the Harness Maker
*<*,��&�� I
Corner Westham and  Delta
:.   Favorite Resort for Automobile Parties
J H. W. SLATER, Prop.
In Our Frost-proof Warehouse at
Drake and Homer Sts.
Or Market Square
will be money-makers three months from now. Our warehom* 0 &*
absolutely dry and frost-proof. Consign your shipments direct to u��*
and send us the shipping bill; we will do the rest, and you *"
have no worry.
New Westminster. Vs��r��iUTer'
Great Northern,   B. O. Electric and Canadian Pacific Trackage. \
��� tM�����t*SSSS*>MAA*lV*^,-.A-i*^-_A.-WrJt.t1M.ttt(>(M
Miss I. Blunden was at home for
the Christmas festivities.
Mr. Bishop of the local branch of
the Royal Bank spent the Christmas
season in Vancouver.
The Wednesday Night Rovers held
a very successful dance in McNeely
Hall last Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Chiddell and fara-
lly were the guests of Rev. C. R. and
Mrs. Blunden fo. Christmas Day.
The stork made a visit to the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lander on
Christmas Eve, bringing with him a
baby daughter.
Messrs. M. Campbell and Simpson,
both of the Mt. Pleasant branch of
the Royal Bank, spent Christmas day
in Ladner.
Mr. A. Fox left for New Westminster on the New Delta on Christmas
Day. He expects to spend about a
week in the Royal City.
Mr. H. A. MacDonald, of the I.adner Investment and Trust Company,
together with his family Ih spending
the Yuletlde holidays at Revelstoke.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were also the
happy recipients of a baby daughter
on Friday, December 13. Both mother and child are progressing favorably.
Tor Sale, For K_*o"ianKe, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Lo��t Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any one
advt. These rates tor cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be ln by 2 p.m.
on Thursday.
... -***.
Lanning,    Faw
cett & Wilson have opened up a .{���
Free Tea Room for the conveni- 9
ence of holiday shoppers, and in- X
vlte you  all  to
try our Special
The White Store
make a visit ann I
Blend of Tea.
Dr. G. H. Clement, admitting officer at the Vancouver General Hospital, spent Christmas with his father
in Ladner.
Farm to Let by Tender
line  of
McRea's  Pool Room!    Full
pipes,  cigars  and  tobaccos.
Thc Boundary Bay Sunday school
children will be given an opportunity
to see Santa Claus on New Year's
Eve. A large attendance is anticipated.
Mr. F. .1. McKenzie. M. P. P., for
Delta Riding, returned from the East
for Christmas Day by way of New
Orleans and San Francisco.
One hundred acres, known as the
Thirkle Farm, on Fairview Road,
j will be leased for five years.
| The farm may be viewed at any
'time and full particulars obtained of
'the undersigned, to whom tenders
should be given on or before January 6, 1913.
line  of
McRea's  Pool  Room!     Full
pipes,   cigars  and   tobaccoB.
Mr. Leslie and Miss Leila Grant
spent Christmas at the parental
home and helped to swell the gathering of the Grant clan at the
Xmas   dinner.
Councillor and Mrs. Hanford Lewis
have returned from their wedding
trip and are now residing ln Ladner.
A party of about 30 friends and
relatives gathered at, the home of
Reeve Benson on Christmas night and
6pent a splendid time in social dancing.
Tenders will be received by the
Delta Municipal Council up till January 10th, 1918, for building a concrete flood box at East Delta. For
plans and specifications apply at the i
clerk's   office.
N.  A.   MclJlARMTI),
0. M. '
! V
Misses Beatrice and Alvilla Waddell, of Vancouver, spent the Yule-
tide season with Mrs. Black of Gulf-
Mr, W. E. Curtis and his son, E.
Curtis, both of New Westminster,
are spending a few days shooting in
tliis locality.
*lr. J. Johnson took a party of local people to a social function given
by an old friend of Mr. Johnson, Mr.
S. Knox, at East Colllngwood on
Christmas Day. The party spent a
very enjoyable evening as some of
lhe guests had not seen each other for
25 years.
A watch night service will be held
New Year's Eve In the Methodist
Church at Ladner from 10:30 to 12
p. m. Rev. Mr. Whittaker will conduct the services.
Masters A. M. O. and T. R. Baker,
both of Vancouver, are visiting Mr.
McRae of Ladner. - These two boys
are the sons of Dr. Baker, of Vancouver.
Mrs. Presley and Messrs. John and
William Heard, of the Delta, Miss
Netta Heard, of Cedar Cottage, Mr.
Robertson, of the Okanagan, and Mr.
Dunbar Robertson, of Vancouver,
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John
McKee "Rosetta" on Christmas Day.
II   Supreme Court  Kails to Reverse1
Decision, State Department lo
Be Invoked.
The confiscation of the American
fishing'boat Thelma, which case is
now before the court of appeals at
Victoria, if not satisfactorily settled,
according to the belief of the Alaska Packers' Association, will bo
curried to the state department at
Washington, D.C. Recently Mr. Justice Morrison found that the Thelma,
a fishing boat owned by Peter Carlson, of Tacoma, had been unlawfully poaching in British waters, and
ordered the vessel confiscated.
When W. I. Crawford. ?e retary of
the A. P. A. attends the national
'(invention of the Salmon Canners'
Association at Louisville, on February 10, the matter will be brought
up, ibe Seattle packers contending
that Carlson waa not pouching as
alldged. The case will be carried to
Ottawa if the provincial court of
appeals does not-reverse the decision
ot Justice Morrison. Should the
case fall there the matter will be
hiid before the state department of
��� be United States and the question
will become an international one.
The Thelma is now at the government wharf in Sapperton, where It
will bo held pending the final outcome of the controversy.
WILL COST $100,000.
Ladner Hotel.
K. Fulton, Vancouver.
II. A. Potter, Vancouver.
D.  McKinnon,  Vancouver.
George E. West, Calgary.
John  Warllon,  Port  Arthur.
W. D. Reid, New Westminster. '
F. J. Williams, New Westminster
George  Chaise, Vancouver.
F. lirown, Vancouver.
Ben Younian, Deroche, B. C.
G. W. Johnstone, Vancouver
Delta Hotel.
Tom Keogb. Vancouver.
R. Owen, Vancouver.
P.  Hooper. Vancouver.
P. D. German, Tacoma.
Bar]   Ingram.   Vancouver.
Miss  Myrtle    Abercrombie,
Miss J. K. Passmore, Vancouver.
W.  B.  R.  Notman and wife, Vancouver.
Mr. I, Campbell, Vancouver.
II. Swensen, Vancouver.
T. Trainer,  Vancouver.
J. R. Sigmore, Fort George.
Successor to P. C. Clark
��� AND ���
General Blacksmithing
Beginning September 1.
Via Steveston and
S.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladner���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.
As expected the regular weekly
New Westminster market held on
Friday wa.s quiet and although prices
remained steady and the supplies
Were sufficient tor the demands tho
average business was not a good
average, Tills was to be expected
nfter the large(rush for Christmas
supplies last week.
liven Ihe poultry market which is ] C.
'lii-sii.-inf to the    "Creditors1   Trust
Deeds Act,  1901, and Amend-
ing  Acts."
Notice is hereby given that C. A.
IMcKillop carrying on business as a
merchant at I.adner in the Province
of British Columbia, has by deed
dated ibe nineteenth duy of December, A. D. 11112, assigned all his real
and personal property, credits and
effects which may be seized, sold or
attached under execution to Alfred
Shaw of the City of Vancouver in
the Province of British Columbia,
chartered accountant for the purpose of satisfying ratably and proportionately and without preference
or priority all his creditors.
And  notice  is hereby  niven that  a
meeting of the Creditors of tlle said
STEVESTON, Doc. 23.---The roadbed of thc Lulu Island line of the
C, N. R., tenders for the construction of which are now in the hands
of tho railway officials, will cost
over $100,000, exolusive of the
right-of-way. Actual connection of
the rails of the line with those of
the B. C. E. R. at Steveston "Y" is
arranged ln the specifications.
The dine passes straight south
from the prospective C. N. R. North
Arm bridge to a point near the
western end of Annacis channel;
thence it runs within 300 feet of the
main channel of the Fraser to the
"Y" near Steveston. From Number
Eight road to Number Six road the
lino will pass through a muskeg, to
cross which a two-mile timber trestle
Is proposed. The trestle work Is to
be built of cedar pileB, six piles to
the bent, each pile to be twenty or
thirty feet long. The bents are to
be fifteen feet apart and are to be
topped by 12x12 timher caps framed to fit the heads of the plies.
Thirty-foot timbers will Btipport the
ties between alternate bents. Running alone; the top of the trestle
work will be two guard rails, the
Inner one 8x8 inches and the outer
12x12. In addition to this two-
mile trestlp there will be two 30-
foot through span bridges and four
trestles crossing stream channels.
The roadbed Ib to be from two to
Tour feet above the ground level nnd
the grade Is to be perfectly level.
A. McKlllop will be held at the
.Usually 8 buay scene was quiet in'office of the Said Alfred Shaw, Bow-
j comparison   to  the    average     week. |er Building, 543 Granville Street, in
city of Vancouver on Friday
Prices in this department remained
much the same as last week. Dressed
turkey was offered at 40 cents, geese
at 27 to 30 cents, dressed chicken
25 and 30 cents. Turkey, live weight,
was offered at 83 and 35 cents a
pound and geese 20 and 23 cents a
The egg market  remained    much
the same as last week.  50  cents    a
dozen being asked retail and 40 a
45  cents  a  dozen   wholesale.
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Dec. 20.
 The rumor Is In persistent circulation here that the government, dredge
Fruhling, at present engaged In
dredging at the mouth of the south
arm, Is working In conjunction with
the C. N. R. Tho dredge Is making a
new channel between the sandbars,
which will do away with the sharp
curve just as the outer light ls
This new channel, It is stated, will
make a clear difference of a mile In
the distance between Vancouver Island and Woodward's Landing, between which points the Canadian
Northern, It is commonly understood,
Intends to operate a car ferry service.
The government dredge carries between seven and eight hundred tons
of a load, and to empty takes only an
hour's time. Work of constructing
the channel is proceeding rapidly.
the city of Vancouver on Friday, the
third day of January, 1913, at the
hour of three o'clock In the afternoon.
And notice Is hereby given that
all persons having claims against the
said C. A. McKlllop are required to
forwafd particulars of the same,
duly verified by statutory declaration, to the said Alfred Shaw, addressed to him at the Bower Building, 543 Granville Street, In the
City of Vancouver, on or before the
24th day of January, 1913, nnd that
all persons indebted to the said C. A.
McKlllop are required to pay the
amount due hy them to thc said assignee  forthwith.
And notice Ib hereby given that
after the said 24th day of January.
1913, the said assignee will proceed
to distribute the assets of the estate
among those parties who are entitled
thereto, having regard only to the
claims duly verified of which ho
shall have then received notice and
will not be responsible for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of
whose debt or claim he shall not
then have received notice by duly
verified claim.
Dated this 24th day of January,
ALFRED SHAW, Assignee,
215 Bower Building, Vancouver, B.C.
D elta   Hotel j
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor '{
Ladner, E
All Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished, Well Heated.  Sample Room.    American and European    Plan.      First-class    Cuisine.
Prompt Service.
,     Best Wines, Liquor** and Cigars. R��<<<'*�� Reasonable.
LONDON, Dec. 26.���In the event
of tho success of experiments to be
mado in use of oil as fuel on the
| White Star liner Olympic, it is
planned to substitute oil for coal
altogether on the new liner Brittanlc
now being built at Belfast, according
to announcement here today. The
latest addition to the White Star
fleet is being constructed with a
double hull, the three-foot space between thc two shells all around the
vessel being available for thc storage of oil.
We Wish You
One and All
A   Happy
, ��� ��� JUKI   . ��� .
New Year
��� i
Westham Street,
Ladner, B.C
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Delta Telephone Co.; Ltd.
Incorporated 1010.
We are prepared to install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance in connection wltn
our service. Apply to
A. DeR. TAYLOR. Sec.
-xxxxxxoocy ooooooooooooooo
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ot
Hearty Thanks
To our many patrons for the successful Christmas trade just completed. We did better than ever and appreciate the fact that
many more are patronizing tbe local trade rather than going to
the cities. This enables us to do better, and the coming year wo
promise better service than ever.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year.
S. W. FISHER, Phm. B��� Prop.
Live    and    Dead   Farming
Stock, Implement*   rind
Mr. H. N. Rich has received instructions from Mr. George Oauer,
who has rented the farm, to sell by
Auction on the premises, Boundary
Bay, four miles south of Ladner, on
Tuesday, January 7th
at 11 o'clock:
Horses���One team, of bay horse
five years and bay mare, seven yearB,
1700 lbs. each; one team, hors'! four
years old and maro four years old,
1500 lbs. each; one team registered
Clyde mares, six and seven years old,
1600 lbs. each; one team, bay mare,
six years, and roan mare seven years,
1400 lbs. each; sorrel mure, seven
years old, 1500 lbs.; bay horse, seven
years, 1600 lbs.; gray mare, seven
years old, 1200 lbs.: gray mare,
seven years old, 1550 lbs.; three
three-year-old colts, drivers; four
sucking colts.
Sheep���Three ewes and three
Implements���Two binders; 4 mowers; 2 hay rakes; 2 tedderB; Randall
and scratch harrows; plows; hay
forks; wagons; 3 hay rakes; democrat with two seats; 2 carts; 2 buggies; gtock rack; potato planter; root
seeder; 2 cultivators; hoe drill;
double mould plow; 4 sets double
heavy harness: 2 sets double driving
harness; set single driving harness;
De Laval Separator, etc.
Furniture���McClary stove, chairs,
couches, tables, extension dining
table, organ, two beds, dishes, tinware, etc.
Luncheon will bo provided.
Auction Offices, I-Sdner, B.C.
Carry in stock a full line oi
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
Drawing Contest
December 31st
At Reagh's Shoe Store
With each 50c cash purchase a coupon will
be given, entitling the holder to one chance
in the drawing to take place on December
31. Five prizes of $5.00 each, and five
prizes of $3.00 each, will be given in goods.
SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 28,   io*****.
Mulroonyfs Christmas
(By M. E. Henderson)
Mulroouy had been working with
pick and shovel on the streets of
one of the cities of the Pacific
Coast for several weeks before the.
attention of the road overseer was
���drawn to the fact that, steady industrious worker as he was, he was
���scarcely fit for the heavy work of
excavating which had chiefly engaged his energies. Vet there was no
pnrt of the work that he was unwilling to turn his hand to, whether it
Was to help in the removal of the
rocks which impeded the progress
of the work, or to take his share in
the ordinary labor with pick and
shovel. The man had appeared very
quiet aud reserved in his ways, apparently absorbed in his work and
manifesting no disposition to mingle
with the other workmen, though his
readiness to lend a hand when help
���was required, prevented his reserve
trom occasioning  any  offence.
A few enquiries from the overseer elicited the Information lhat.
Mulroony's home was in the north
of Ireland, not far from Carrick-
fergtis Castle and in the neighborhood   of  several  small   farms   where
tail. Tears of gratitude they were
too, for the marvelous kindness
which he had reveived from persons
upon whom he had not the slightest
claim except the claim of divine
charity and universal brotherhood,
and with those thoughts In his mind
he dozed off into a restful sleep.
When Mulroony awakened to see
tho light of his first Christmas In his
Land of Promise, a broad sheet of
golden light illumined the grey sky,
and a nurse entering the room said:
"Surely that is a happy omen; your
temperature has dropped to 101 and
Dr. Parry says that you may have
a little variety in your menu today,
even though it may not bo substantial." Just then the doctor came on
| his morning round, greeting his patient with a "Merry Christmas, Mulroony!" Then, seriously, "It may
well bo a merry Christmas for you,
for you have received the best gift
possible���your life back again. Not
much chance for you a few days ago.
Your life in the open air gave you
probably the chance that saved you
however." Shortly afterwards the
nurse returned,     bringing in  a few
he bad been regularly employed on gifts sent by the hospital mission���
stated days of each week, the sav- a bunch of bright hued chrysanthe-
ings from his earnings, with the in- I mums, a plate of grapes, a few of
terest accruing    therefrom,  already I which she said that    he might try,
totalling a tidy sum to his credit in
the Bank of Ireland. His life-long
ambition, hitherto, regarded as unattainable, had been to possess a
farm of his own where the wife���
Hod bless her���would no longer need
to pinch and stint, where Larry, his
eldest, now getting on to fourteen
jears old, would be his father's right
hand ub time rolled by���for Larry
must attend a college of agriculture
if his father could earn the means
to send him there���where Molly
could spend long restful summers
after her musical studies abroad,
and where the youngest, Norma, the
Joy of the house, might rido about
on a pony of her own.
He had come out to Canada early
In May, with the hope of earning
enough to bring out his family early
the next year. He had been able to
send home a pound sterling in the
first letter he had written, after his
arrival in British Columbia, and ho
had carefully planned the disposal of
every  dollar of his wages.    He had
and a large illuminated card bearing
the words, "But the Lord is mindful of His own; He remembers His
people." Reverently Mulroony said
"Ay, that He does." But the great
delight was the arrival of the Christmas post. Mulroony's sunken eyes
fairly glowed in his thin face when
there were laid on the table beside
his bed three letters, one from the
wife, one from Larry and one from
Molly, all in separate envelopes, too,
with a postage stamp on each; likewise a picture post card from the
youngest, also posted separately, the
prodigality in the matter of postage being regarded by the children
as a special Christmas treat. But
stay! There is another letter on
the table. What can that be? Opening it, Mulroony found a Christmas
card from the overseer of the roads
and a ten dollar bill "just a litTle
help until you are on your feet
At this Mulroony    broke      down
completely,  saying  to    the     nurse:
thank the Lord for his great goodness to me. Do you think they
would let me go to the church this
It's three  weeks since  I
fell it his duty to give up the com- | "it's on my knees I should be
fort   of   his   pipe,   though   the   odor "'       *    **     *      "   *--- ���-*- ���   -
of the fumes was to him as the fragrance of incense.    Things had gone
well  with him. and be had  had the ^	
good luck to get for a merely nom- ' have been there." "With a tem-
iuul sum, the use of a comfortable.perature of 101? And your strength
two-roomed shack which a miner, j a minus quantity? I think you will
going to the Yukon for the summer, discover that you are not fit for any
had asked him lo take care of until thing very energetic yet." And
he should come out by the last boat j smiling, she walked away to attend
or the season, good-naturedly add- j to some of her other charges, leaving: "Antl perhaps after that we may | ing Mulroony to enjoy his Christ-
chum   it   together   for   a   month   or   mas mail.
two longer, at least until I move tho | Did ever any railway magnate re-
Bhed to the back of the lot. You ceive such a correspondence? Cer-
8ee. I want to have a cosy well-built tain it is that no railway magnate
little cottage finished by Easter, ever experienced such unfeigned de-
*When I am going back to Newfound- light through the agency of His Ma-
land for the little woman wbo is jesty's mails as gladdened tbe heart
"���raiting for me." of  Mulroony   that   Christmas  morn-
Tin n the autumn days passed and I ing, when he conned over and over
winli i b gan to Bet in. An epidemic | again the contents^of his wife's let-
of Influenza had
IL 1,1.     ;-.. .,,._  ,
broken out in the   ter, supplemented by the smaller de
tails supplied by the letters of Larry
aged thirteen and a half, and of Mol-
The letters were full of details of
a wondeiful thing that happened one
bright   October   day   when   the   chil
city, and one rainy, sleety day in the
mlddl ���  of   December,     when      the
.   Ie blew at the end of the day's   ly. aged twelve.
work. .Mulroony shivering, gathered
uji  his  tools and  Btaggered   up  tor
hli   pay  order,  scarcely  able appar-      	
ently to carry bis pick and shovel. ' dren had wandered down to the
The overseer ohserving the man's shingly beach to gather a basket of
movements, remarked dulse for which they often found
'You had better look after purchasers, even the children trying
You're In for io accumulate their small store
! against   the   proverbial     rainy   day.
hi*,.-,, ady
in,ir-. If,   Mulroony.
a to i' li of  grippe,  I'm afraid.
The sun
shining   In  a  clear blue
The doctor, with whom tbe over-
chatting,     glancing   sky over which  white fleecy clouds
Baid;     "Rather | seemed  to sail  majestically    along.
Walking along the shingle, on
rounding a sharp angle of rock, the
party came upon a picture so charming that the artist of the party sat
down to make a rapid sketch of the
scene. The party had landed to explore the ruins of Carrickfergus
Castle of which the artist had come
prepared to make sketches for his
next year's picture at the Royal
Academy. While the Academician
was at work the lady who was a little in advance of the rest of the
party, approached the children and
smilingly said to Molly: "We have
enjoyed .our singing very much.
Can you sing anything else?"
"I don't know any other pieces
of the Victrola yet, but I know some
of Tom Moore's songs," was the
"Sing one," said the lady.
For  a  moment Molly    hesitated,
then back to her rocky platform she
leaped  and   with  a  passion   and  intensity that surely never belonged to
a child, the voice thrilled forth the
strains of the words of the melody:
"Oft,  In  the stilly night
I feel like one
Who  treads  alone
Rome banquet hall  deserted;
Whose lights are fled,
Whoso garlands dead,"
seemed  to echo  through  the  ruined
walls of Carrickfergus Castle, while
they touched the hearts of her listeners.
"This is a treasure trove Indeed!
Do you live far away from here? I
should like to talk to your mother,
child. Wo might walk to the cottage
to see her," said the prima donna.
"There is mother now, coming
down to the shore to look for us.
She must think we have been staying too long," said Molly. On saying this she advanced to meet her
mother, telling her that the ladies
wished to speak to her.
"I am Madame Milesia, whom you
may have heard of and I have been
listening to your daughter's singing.
It is only right that you should
know what a great gift the child
possesses in her voice, but you must
exercise care over it, for I think
there might be a great future in
store for her. Has she received any
instruction ?"
The mother replied that the child
had absolutely no teaching, but she
had always loved to sing and she
would listen to the trilling of the
lark on fine summer days, and would
practice the notes for hours together. Her grandmother had had a
fine voice, the finest singer in Galway she was and often the county
families would come to listen to her
at the parish church. She had
taught Molly the old Irish songs she
knew, though she bad not been
trained herself, even though she was
called "the pride of Galway." Then
in one of the grand houses there
was a Victrola, which was carried to
a sort of pavilion almost every fino
day. The children had heard the
music and had become so passionately fond of it that Larry and Molly
would sit out on the turf by the
hour listening to the airs sung by
the great queens of song, and down
by the sea Molly would practise before her patient audience.
Further questions elicited the information that it was mainly on the
children's account that their father
had gone to British Columbia that
he might be able to do tht best, he
could for each one. Madame Milesia
took the name and address of the
family, promising not to 'lose sigi!
of her protege. And every one who
knew Madame Milesia knew that she
would be as good  as her word.
For   Mulroony   himself   there   are
visions   of   independence   and    freedom   from   anxiety.     Dr,   Parry  has
'engaged him to manage hiir farm, as
j soon as be  is able to leave the hos-
pital.    The present manager will re-
' main until the spring and  Mulroony
bones   to   profit   by   his     knowledge
1 and  experience.    And  so  we     leave
! them with rosy visions of the future,
which were to be more than realized.
Best female Leghorn, any other
variety, Jas. W. Allen.
Best male Buff Orpington, Ma-
drona Poultry Farm.
Best female Buff Orpington, Mrs.
J. Lacelles.
Best male Orpington, any other
variety, Wm. Walker.
Best female Orpington, any other
variety, Wm. Walker.
Best male Ancona, Mrs. Bodaly
and Mrs. Rennie.
Best female Ancona, N. Malcolm.
Best  Male  Minorca,  John  Hanna.
Best female Minorca, Wm. Walker.
Best male or female Hamburg, J.
G. Graham.
Best male Asiatic, W. A. R. Ast-
Best female Asiatic, W. A. R. Ast
Best male, any other variety, Wm.
Best female, any other variety, R.
P. Edwards.
Best pair of dressed chickens, Mrs.
W. R. George.
Best shaped male, Rocks, W.
Fomale Rocks, Robt. Wilson.
Male Wyandottes, Wm. Walker.
Female Wyandottes, E. B. Cale.
Male Leghorns, D. M. Ross.
Female Leghorns, J, A. Johnston.
Male, Rhode Island Reds, Wilson
Female, Rhode Island Reds, H.
Male Orpingtons, Wm. Walker.
Female  Orpingtons, Wm.  Walker
Bird, parti-colored, Rocks, Clifford
Birds, solid color, Rocks, Wm.
Bird, parti-colored Wyandottes,
Rev. C. McDiarmid.
Bird, solid color, Wyandottes, E.
B. Cale.
Bird, partl-colored, Leghorn, J. A.
Bird, solid color, Leghorn, R. Wilson.
Bird, Orpington, Mrs. J. Lacelles.
Bird, Rhode Island Red, H. Hines.
Best pair of Ducks, any variety,
Mrs. W. R. George.
Best pair of Geese, any variety,
Wm. Walker.
Best Turkey, Hutchinson & Driver.
Best pair of pigeons, any variety,
M. Fleming.
Best pair of Rabbits, any kind, W.
A. R. Astbury.
D. M. Coulter, special, for the exhibitor taking most points in prizes,
1, Wm. Walker; 2, E. B. Cale.
Association special in the utility
pens  Mrs. W. R. George.
Association special in the W-jg and
Proller Production Pens, D. M. Ross.
The tallowing cups were awarded:
Lans*lev Silver Cup, for the best
pen exhibited by Langley breeders.
Robt. Wilson.
The Brackman-Ker Silver Cup, for
the best pair (male and female) in
the show. D. M. Ross.
Sunday; Epworth League every evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. C. Wellesley
Whittaker, pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services  next  Lord's  Day  at   11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at  7.30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 p.m.
^Rev. J, J. Hastie, minister.
Any corrections in above names or
times should be sent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
Total  for October for Four Western
Provinces. 2815���Decrease
of 504.
OTTAWA. Dec. 2 4.���Homestead
entries for the month of October, recently compiled, show a total of 2315
for the four Western provinces as
against 29(19 in October ln 1911. a
decrease of r>94. Saskatchewan entries nnmherpd 1213, against 1499 in
October 1911, Alberta 877, against
1167; Manitoba 21fi. against 190. and
British Columbia 15, as compared
with 57 in the previous October.
Americans headed the list of new arrivals in point, of numbers, 578 taking up homesteads. New English
settlers numbered 281, Scotch 68,
and Trial) 10. Austro-llungarians
headi d Hie list of continental peonies
with 119 entries. The cosmopolitan
character of the people of the prairie
yirovinces is shown by the fact that
two Bulgarians, one Hindu, ten South
��� 'lis. one Macedonian, one Arabian nd one native of Hawaii settled
on Western !:'.nd during October.
For ten months   from    January 1
homestead entries in the West tot*0
led   30,646,��n-ainst  34,111     for  the
same  period   in  1911.  a decrease of
I ei i   had   been
-   the man
VorBe than  that, to jade.' from your The sea danced in Ihe glittering ��� u 11 -
..  ,  g Ui ..  you I e >n shin , ni I the hi arts of the children
like   this?"      The   man,   Willi   teeth wen*     dancing     too.     The  youngest
chattering,  answered:   "For maj   be child amused herself with collecting
a week  1  haven't   felt   quite  fit for the prettiest pebbles she could find,
my work, but 1 am a little worse to- while Larry and Moll*  gathered the
��� i.i,, J think."    "Any friends?" "Nol Bea-weed.    The   basket   was    filled
li ]j iii h   Columbia;   my   wife  and when   Larry,   gaily     whistling    the
family are in Irleand, but I hope to "Wall*: Song"   from    "The    Merry
havi  them out soon."    "Well, I tear Widow."  (learned  from a  Victrola)
yon are In tor a siege of illness and suddenly bethought himself i<> lake
thi;  besl   place  tor you  Is the hospi- off his shoes and  stockings, stowing
tat.   Go home and get yourself ready each  stocking  into    its    respective
li.    ;o   to   the   hospital   of   the   Good shoe,  and  tying his bootlaces togeth-
Samaritan   and   you   will   be   looked er,   be   suspended   his   boots   round
after BO well that your friends may
lie i, te ( ' j ' ni you." As the
man turned to walk away, the doctor
compassionately said: "Poor fellow,
he'll need all the care he can get.
Typhoid  pneumonia, and  a  bad oase
at that."
But   Mulroony,   who   bad   only  by
. in . r force of will power, succeeded
in doing his day's work, now showed: the "Flute Song"  from ^^^
signs of niter exhaustion on observ- j the seashore there was no need for
int; which the doctor said quietly | Molly to hold hack her glorious
to   ht's  chauffeur,   who   was   waiting
his   neck   ami   sat    down   on   a   flat
rock   comfortably   dangling   bis   feet
in the sun-warmed sea. "I'm audience," exclaimed Larry, "now Molly, sing." Molly climbed up on a
rock, high and flat, and throwing
out her arms to expand ber chest,
she inhaled the ozone of the Bsa, and
after a few trills she began to sing
'Lucia."  At
near by: "You must get this man
home without delay, and then take
iiiin lo the hospital of the Good
By iiifellt the man was comfortably
Re, oiiiiiiociated In a small emergency
roi in   as  Dr.   Parry bad  given
���tructlons thai he should be isolate 1
A brief i xamination  revealed a ser
evidently rising, symptoms of con
��� on with very little reserve
..ih All that nlghi his attendants fought for his life and inhalations oi" oxygen were resorted to
tu i liar tin lungs. A young graduate ia medicine, Btudylng with Dr.
Parry, gave his servlci s as special
mi'--,',   relieving  and    helping    the
*ulh<-" attendants in every way that
Ins in,, unity could devise until tho
day before Christmas came and the
CXia-l was past, and the sick man
���atvoke to consciousness Slow tears
rolled down Mulroony's cheeks as
lie thought of Christmas close at
hand, of his dear ones far away, and
ol the inroads upon his slender savings  which   this   illness   would   en-
voice, and she sang wilh sheer di
light in her own tinging, the air she
had heard rendered by Milesia on
the Victrola. Even Larry, accustomed as he was to his sister's trilling,
.���aid. "Molly, I think that must bo
grand singing. It sounds just, as
in- ! good to me as the singing of the
music box Sing some more." For
a moment Molly paused, then In-
feeling the grandeur of the
Special   Prize   .'.wards   Announced  of
tlle South Eraser Poultry Show
At Milner.
MILNER, Dec. 23.���The special
prize awards of the South Fraser
Poultry Show, held bore recently, has
just been announced by the secretary, as follows:
Best poll in English class, Win.
Best pen ln American class, Robt.
Best pen of Leghorns. D. M. R033.
Best, pen in the utility class, Robt.
Best pen lu the egg and broiler
production  class,  .las.   W.  Allen.
Best male bird in the show, Mrs.
W.  R. George.
Best female bird In the show, D.
M. Ross.
Best display,  any variety,  Rev.  C
Best pen of Columbian Wyandottes, E. B. Cale.
Best pen  of Blue Andalusians, B.
DELHI, Dec. 26.���Baron Charles
Hardlnge, viceroy of India, who was
wounded when an assassin's dynamite bomb blew him from the back
of an elephant during a durbar here,
is much better today. He has less
min nnd no fever, but. It. will be
three weeks before he is sufficiently
n covered to resume his duties. The
police declare that TTardinge's ordc*
to the durbar procession to proceed
after the assassin had thrown bis
bomb, gave the opportunity for the
criminal's escape.
Delta municipality is situated at
the mouth of the Fraser River in
the finest agricultural district in B.C.
The chief Interests in the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening, sheep and horse
breeding. There are also salmon
canneries in the Delta municipality.
There are shipping facilities by rail
and boait to the markets of Canada
and the United States. The crop
yield Is the largest per acre
in Canada, and the sheep and horses
bred are the finest In British Columbia. Along the south bank of the
Fraser River there are splendid sites
for industries.
Board of Trade���President, T. E.
Ladner; secretary, W. J. Lanning.
Justices of the Peace���II. D. Benson, H. J. Kirkland, J. B. Burr, J.
Police Magistrate���J. McKee.
Coroners���Dr. A. A. King and Dr.
J. Kerr Wilson.
.Medical Health Officer���Dr. A. A.
School Board ��� Chairman, S.
Wright; T. Robertson, A. deR. Taylor, J. McCallum, W. R. Ellis. Secretary, N. A. McDiarmid.
Farmers' Institute���President, T.
Hume;  secretary, N. A.  McDiarmid.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective
Association���President, Wm. Kirkland, secretary, A. deR. Taylor.
Delta Agricultural Society���President, H. J. Hutcherson; secretary, A.
deR. Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Taylor, New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature���F.
J. MacKenzie, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings���S.S. New Delta
leaves Ladner every day for Steveston at 8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p..m, connecting with the B.C.E.R. for Vancouver and New Westminster. Returning, leaves Steveston about 9.30
a.m. and 4.30 p.m., on arrival of
B.C.E.R. cars. S.S. Transfer leaves
for New Westminster daily, except
Sundays, at 7 a.m., and returning,
leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m.,
reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m.
Railways���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon daily for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.; returning, leaves Vancouver at 2.30
p.m., reaching Port Guichon about
7.30 p.m.
Lulu Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to
Eburne and Steveston���Cars leave
Granville Street Depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) at 6.30
a.m. and hourly until 10.30 p.m.
Special car for Eburne at 6.00 a.m.
Cars leave Steveston at 6.3 0 a.m.
and hourly until 10.30 p.m. Sunday
service���First car leaves either terminus at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service
thereafter until 10.30 p.m.
Post   Office���Hours   8   a.m.   to   7
p.m.    Mail for Vancouver closes    at
3   p.m.;   for   New   Westminster   and*!
up-river points, at 6.30 a.m.;  closed]
all day Sunday.
Municipal   Council   meets   In   the|
Municipal  Hall,   I.adner,  on  the  2nd
and'4th   Saturdays   in   each   month
at  2 p.m.
Following   are   the   names   of  the!
Reeve���H. I). Benson.
Councillors���C, Brown, George
Dennis. W. A. Kirkland, H. Lewis,
A. Vs. Paterson.
condition���temperature 1 03 and   tuitively 	
music, she broke into the immortal
strains of "I know that my Redeemer livelh." Tho notes floated seaward and shoreward across the bay
and reached a small party who had
landed from a ship's boat belonging
to n steam yacht anchored out in
the bay.
"Listen! What wonderful singing!" exclaimed one of the ladies, a
famous queen of song, who was one
of the guests on the yacht. "We
must   find   the   marvelous   singer."
.'he   family   remedy   for   Coushs   and  Colds
ShiloU costs  so   little   and does   so much I'
i wix.;
Best male Plymouth Rock, barred,
I Robt. Wilson.
Best female Plymouth Rock, bar-
I red, RoM. Wilson.
Best male Plymouth Rock, solid
color, E. J. Chesterfield.
Best female Plymouth Rock, solid
color, W. A. R. Astbury.
Best male White Wyandotte, E. B.
For the best female White Wyandotte.  I*.  U.  Cale,
Best male Laced Wyandotte, Wm.
Best female Laced Wyandotte,
Rev. C. McDiarmid.
Best male Rhode Island Rod, Wilson  Bros.
Best female Rhode Island Red, II.
Best male Brown Leghorn, J. A.
Best female Brown Leghorn, J. A.
Best male White Leghorn, D. M
Best female, White Leghorn, D.
M. Ross.
Best male Leghorn, any other variety, Jas. W. Allen.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,  vicar.
Baptist Clinrrh.
Pastor, Rev. C. R. Blunden.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednes-1
day under the auspices of the Ladies'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 2
pin.*, service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.30
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school,  2   p.m.:  singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will he 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. Kientz, D.L., parish priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
after the morning service every Sunday; Sabbath school at lo a.m. every
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
ot twenty-one years al an annual
rental of $ 1 an acre. Not more than
2!i60 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must bo
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent, or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
aro situated.
In surveyed territory the land
iunst.be described by sections, or
fegal sub-divisions of sections, and
In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant   himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be
refunded if the rights applied for
are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating tho mine
shall furnish Ihe Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon, if the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surfare rights may be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of |10
an acre.
For  full  information     application
should be made to the Secret a i*.
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.
^^Stfakes a Specialty or~~
job ana
3Sus in ess
fiats of
Call an J See Samples
The Delta Time* la paMtthed ������"������"'
Saturday from tha Tfcnaa BuOdlaa*.
LtUlaar. B.C J. Di Vsartar. -MB*


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