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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Ranchers of Delta Moving to Improve
Position of Consumer���Cooperation Proposals.
The  subject  of   better   marketing j
conditions for  the ranchers of this
locality 'was introduced at the annual
meeting   of    the   Conservatives    of
Delta  riding  lu  Cloverdale  on Mon-1
lay last and a resolution, asking fori
quid  duties  on  hay  Imported  from
  state of Washington  drawn  up.
rhat the determination of the pro-
lucers iu this regard is no weak on.
. evidenced by the consistency with
ivbich they are presenting their arguments in the 'proper quarter. For
iome time past the wholesale prod-!
merchants have been forcing the
prices of farm produce clown uniil
now the ranchers have to sell at a'
., ry small profit while the consumer
i.s paying just as much as ever be
To remedy this state of affair, is
now the aim of quite a representative
number of Delta's leading ranchers,
and interesting developments may be!
. gpected. So far the different par-
ties have not formed any association
but the consolidation into one company is only a matter of time and
it is held that for more good will
be accomplished by sucn an organization.
The prohibitive tariff on the Import of agricultura! products into the
United States in conjunction with,
Hie smaller tax on importation into
llritish Columbian points haB been
a source of much adverse 'criticism
for some time past and it was with
a view to making the tariffs equal
that the matter was mentioned at
the Cloverdale convention.
Mr.    E.    Hutcherson,    introducing
he subject, referred to the Injustice
which   was   being   endured    by    the
producers  In  allowing  their market
io be open to foreign produce while
the  prohibitive  tariff of  the  United
States prevented their competing in
ihe Washington  market.    The mat-1
ter had  been   brought  up before on
numerous occasions, but It was only
hy keeping at such matters that any '
Rood   could   be   accomplished..      He ;
���bought if the matter were taken up
tiy    kindred     political     associations
more good could be effected than by
leaving  the  matter  entirely   in   the
hands of their agricultural societies, i
The  prosperity  of  the  country   de-
pended largely on the healthy condition  of  the  rancher,   and  if that
in dividual wero crowded to the wal!
the   whole   country   must   inevitably !
suffer.    He was of the opinion that
II a resolution asking for equal privi-,'
leges of competition  were drawn  up |
and endorsed by the different bodies I
in   all   sections of the  community,'
sufficient pressure could be brought,
to hear upon the government to ob-1
lain redress of this grievance.
Mr,   Prank  J.   MacKenzie.   M.P.P.,
��� supporting the remarks of the
revlous speaket, explained thai this
alter   had   on    previous  occasions
een brought under the notice of the
imlnlon government,  but that  was
under   the   Laurier   administration.
He iboiight that with the two present
ivernmenta   working   harmoniously
��� tether the looked for redress would
be  secured.       The  government  had
ig  recognized    the    unfairness   of
li tariff.    He promised  his assist-
Other speakers supported tha
lit' vimis speakers and the secretary,
Mr. E. T. Wade, was requested to
send a resolution embodying Mr.
Hutcherson's remarks to the Dominion and Provincial members and to
I ndred associations throughout the
Ariother    matter   bearing  on   the
same question is the suggestion find-,
'ng favor among the Delta ranchers,
1 Rl with the completion or the ferry
heme  a co-operative  body  on   this
- de of the river Institute an automobile passenger   ami   freight ter-
���c       This  would  enable  the  pro-
diicer  to deliver* direct   to  the con-
tuier   doing   away   altogether   with
:   ���' profits of the middle men.    The
wholesale  firms of  Vancouver  propose on their part buying direct from
1'"'   land    and    sending    their   own
trucks over to transport the produce
hoping thus to be able to further reduce  the Initial   cost.    If  this  pro-
' 'Bal   of  the   Delta   ranchers   is   to
one   Into  effect,  tt   Is   urged   that
"iiething should be done i in modi at e-
;is the firBt on the ground would
"aturally get a big lead on any option.
11   is  to  be  hoped   that  this  sug-
- st ion will take some tangible form
'* >t is one that will greatly benefit
1 ���'"��� producers of the community.'
Dance on  Eve of St. Patrick's Day
in McNeely Hall was Greatly
A very enjoyable dance was held
in the McNeely Hall on Monday,
March 17th, the eve of St. Patrick's
Day. English, Scotch and Canadian
joined with the representatives of the Emerald Isle
to celebrate in honor all the patron
saint of Ireland, and made merry
until the small hours of tho morning. It. might- have been expected
though when such honor was being
tendered to St. Pal rick that he
would have seen to it that the
weather for the occasion had been
more fitting. An incessant downpour throughout the day flooded the
roads and made travelling unpleasant, keeping many from attending
who would have otherwise been
Shamrock and other green favors
were very much in evidence, and
those present did not fail to enjoy
themselves, remembering that this
Would probably be the last dance of
the Benson, Music was supplied by
the Howard Brothers' orchestra and
as efach ' idy present brought a caka
a very enjoyable supper was served.
At three o'clock the musicians called
a halt and could not be induced to
continue, greatly to the disappointment of those present. However, a
collection was taken up and music
was supplied until all agreed that
the  time   for  dispersal  had   arrived.
Lower Eraser Valley League -lay Not
Re   He-organized   This   Year
���Would lie Supported.
Directors    of    Agricultural    Society
Take Up Matters Concerning
Ground aiicl N'ex^SIioiv.
Annual Election of Officers���Resolu-
liiiion. Approving of Government  Policy.
The    aanual    convention    of  the
Conservatives of Delta    riding    was
hell in  the Surrey    Municipal  hall, inant-winnln
Cloverdale, on Monday,    17th    inst., ; trou-j]e   *n
From present indications there is
little likelihood of there being any
lacrosse competition in the Lower
Fraser Valley League this summer.
To date the only club to organize
for the coming season has been the
Shamrocks of East Delta, and from
Information gathered*, there is little
probability of either the Ladner or
Westham Island aggregations coming together again. This is a very
regrettable state of affairs, as the
lie N'thy rivalry engendered between the different section.-, of th(
community over matters of an athletic nature has done much good in
bringing together individuals separated by long distances and has taught
them to respect the better qualities i
of their opponents.
Ladner has been unfortunate 111
Losing so many of the players who
put up such a splendid fight for the
MacKenzie Cup last year. R, Wi1-1
son, Frank Smith, V. Guichon and CJ
McLeod were all players of high
calibre, anil their absence from the
Beavers lineup would greatly lessen
the chances of Ladner repeating las.
year's performance. Vet thega are
a lot of promising youngsters
around Ladner who only rs)qnlre :i
little experience to develop a pe,'.-
g combination. The main
re-organizing    this    club
J A meeting of the directors of the
belta Agricultural Society has been
'ailed for Saturday, 22nd inst., at
8 p.m. The main item of business
to be discussed is what use to put
the grounds during the coming summer,
A communication from the U. C.
Dairymen's Association, allotting
prizes for the Delta Fair In the milk
department, also came up for discussion.
Iu past years It has been the practice to receive tenders for the use
of the grounds for pasture during
the growing period, and when tho
ids -re not required for purposes connected with the annual fair.
Quite a considerable revenue is thus
derived from what wou*-! have otherwise been allowed to go to waste.
A large portion of the grounds this
year will no doubt be required [or
pasture by the training establishments, which lease the society's
horse stabling accommodation. The
balance will most likely be rented
for hay.to the best tender.
Messrs. E. Hutcherson and R. A.
Call man, with the secretary, Mr. A.
de R, Taylor,' on Saturday last visited ''.e grounds to select a suitable
Blti tor the two new buildings which
sre to be constructed this summer.
In   past   years   the   exhibits   in   the
Demand Good and Prices    Firm
Fish, Meat and Vegetable
A fairly brisk Easter market characterized by a good supply of eggs,
poultry and ."aster lilies was realized at the _ regular weekly market
Thursday. The market was held
today because tomorrow is a Dominion holiday. For the first time tlii-j
season fresh sturgeon was placed on
the market, the supply which was
obtainable   finding  a  ready   sale   at
15  cents a pound      	
tables remained about the same as
last week, the market for these commodities being very steady.
The demand throughout was very
good considering that it was a holiday market. The egg and poultry
market was mediocre and it is ex-
pected that eggs have now reached
the rock-bottom price, from henceforth a tendency to strengthen being
predicted, ibe hens are laying well
but the demand Is ever Increasing
and the supply will shortly not he
equal to ilie demand.
Two live turkeys were offi red for
l'he    New    Miiii-ter"    Successfully
Performed Before Large and
Appreciative Audience.
, The cantata, "The Xew Minister,"
Meat and vege-| produced by the members of the Epworth League of the Ladner Methodist church, in McNeely Hall, on
Friday, March 14th. was an unqualified success from both a dramatic
and financial standpoint. The efforts of the various players
were loudly applauded by a
lat'ge and appreciative audience,
numbering over three hundred, it
is planned to devote the proceeds
to tiie building fund of the proposed
new  church.
The play Itself might he more
aptly called a musical comedy as the
- smlc element was very . ros   t*"."ed
sale at 35 cents a pound, while poul-1 -,,,,  ���-,,.<, atter time roar3 0, laugh.
especially   witty
try was the same as last week, pul-1 tel.   greeted
lets selling for from $12 to $15 per I sally. I	
do-en.    The supply ot ducks still re-j     Tll'-   nlot  ot-  the   p]ay   deal-   witll
mains  small   and  the    high     prices j th-  endeavors of a  church   commlt-
whicli are being paid for  them    do j-,,e t0 sele-t a suitable preacher for
not. show any signs of    weakening.| ,������,-,. ])UiI)U. After numerous vicissitudes  one  is at last  chosen   who  is
I at  once besieged  with  advice    from
^^^^^^^^mmmmmmmmm������������������m     noti,,vl,-.y quarter���from the members of
find a much brisker demand than the committee down to the old B6X-
last week, and although the supply Um Th- play -ome9 to a dramatic
has somewhat increased the prices conclusion when the new minister *s
remained the same, potatoes Belling approached bv the committee on the
for from $8 to $12 per ton. The sup-|sllbjl_ct of marriage, and it is suggested that he marry from the congregation.       After   some  consldera-
At present ducks are selling for from ;
If 11 to $18 per dozen.
Potatoes  and  vegetables  did
ply of fresh  fish is ever  Increasing
aud  the  demand  is  likewise on  thei
increase.      Salmon,    oolichans    and!
halibut   were  the  fresh   fish   offered
Mr.   i'rulik   .1.     MacKenzie,     M.P.P 	
presiding.     Officers were ej^^for |��� ^J-J, "^|^ir.^"'3br��^WU.
|seems to  be  the  inability  to  locatetfrom  exhibitors.       The society  now
proposes erecting suitable buildings
Cor these exhibits and the contract
has been let to Mr. J. B. Elliott.
ed 'e.   host:   and   sheen   departments   .i^-_-_-_---------------------------------BBBBi
.    .  .    ,      , *  .    '  ,_  .   ; this morning, all selling at the prices
have had to be shown in corrals in '���    . . .      , , ?    .   ,,  .    ��      ,       ,-,_���,
.. , . ,   , ��� . which   obtained   last     week.     Fresh
the open, which has on previous oc- ��� *
casions   caused   some   dissatisfaction
liamson, who so successfully looked
alter the alTairs of the club last
season, is prevented by business duties from performing in a like capacity this year. It would be in
the best Interests of the sport if
someone would come forward and
take this matter up, as undoubtedly
a strong enough team could be gotten together to make things interesting  for the opposition.
Just why the Westham Island club
do not intend re-organizing is not
quite clear,   as  they  still  have pos-
the ensuiug year and Mr. MacKenzie
then reviewed the work of the legislature during the past session giving
special attention to any act which
affected the welfare of the constituency, in the absence of the secretary, Air. W. H. Smith, minutes of
the last meeting were not available t
and Mr. K. T. Wade was elected to
take the secretary's chair pro tern.
The voting for officers resulted as
Honorary Presidents, Rt. Hon. R-.
L.  Borden,  Sir Richard  McBride, J.
D. Taylor, M.P., and F. .1. MacKen-      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
zie, M.P.P.;   President, D, Harris, of j session   of  the   MacKenzie  cup,   and
Langiey       Prairie;     Vice-President,  if Ladner  does  not  compete  would;
Frank   Kirkland,     of  Westham     Is-  have the sole privilege of defending,
land;    Secretary-Treasurer,    E.    T.  the   silverware.       The  members   of i
Wad-, of Surrey.     It was resolved | their   team   have  just  completed   a
that three members  from  each  mu-  strenuous    football    campaign,    and i
ntoip.lit'"  should-oonBtltu-F the   e.x-1 doubtless are vcai**,' of -athletic con--
cutive committee  and  the  following, tests   for  the   time   being,   but   it   is!
gentlemen   were  elected  to  that  of-,to be sincerely hoped that they will I
flee:   Delta,  E.  Hutcherson,  R.  Kitt-inot   surrender   tho   cup   without   at
son and  Geo.  Dennis;   Surrey, S.  H.   *f.aBt   puttinK    up    the    struggle   of
Shannon. L. Davis and ,1. Johnston;[which  their  combination  is capable.
Langley, Alex \ annetta, S. Towle antl |r.aerosse was accorded splendid sup-
G'..*?'air' ... , , .i. , I port last summer, and this paper is
l'he gathering endorsed the slant        , , , b���    S(MltimeiU  whe���
being taken by Premier Borden and'      ������,._   ^ *  Jomet^ln    tlp   ���one   ��
his colleague*i on   be naval quest oii enthusiasm a,���on,st   the pluy-
and JWI^W-WWL   am|   -moUrt8   01-   the   (1(M*all ting
passed  to  be  forwarded  to  the  I "re- j  ,   , ���
mier.   through   the   member   for  the iL,u ' '
riding, Mr. .1. D. Taylor, M.P.	
Mr. H. J. Hutcherson, of Vancou-!
ver. an old-time Conservative of the !
district,   was appointed  to  represent
Young birds, per doz $6 to $S
Chickens, per doz $12 to $13 j
the central executive at the proviu-
ct'i] conference to be held in Nanaimo
next Call.
Mr.   MacKenzle's  address   will   appear In  the next issue.
C. X. R. AND VANCO! Villi.
Citizens Endorse False Creek Agree*
ment by Voir ol 5088
to 8647.
VANCOUVER. March 17.���The C.
N. R. bylaw was Saturday ratified by I
the citizens by a vote ot 5J_2 to
1385, a majority of 3647. lt received a majority in every ward of the
city, , I
The    three-fifths      majority    was!
necessary.    The result of the voting <
was that the measure was passed by I
B percentage of 78.4 of    the    total
votes cast, as against the sixty    per |
cent, required.    This means that the !
total vote In  favor was about three
and a half times aB great as the votes
recorded against the agreement.
The details of the votes ca-it are as j
To the Editor:���1 believe a few
words on this important question at
the present time will be opportune,
for 1 see no chance of the larm rj
and t fu 11 growers ol tliis province i
obtaining n fair share of the results
of their labor without the closest and
most far-reaching co-operation. The
problems crying most loudly for solution at the present moment arc
mainly connected with the marketing and distributing of the produce
|of our farms.
I  know something of the struggle
land    disabilities    under    which    the
! primary   producer   labors.       lu   my
| mind  it   has  always   ranked   as   one
of  the   most   unmitigated    injustices
humanity tolerates that the man thai
feeds the community  so far bas had
but  little to say  in   fixing the  price
they  shall   receive   for  their  labors.
The  crying  need   'or  the  man  on
the   land  ts   organization.    Let   the
farmer  recognize  tne community  of
Industry,     which    naturally    brings
them  together.       Let them  be  fully
seized   of  the  fact  that  genuine  re-
Broilers,  per do._    $4  to  $6 1,       ,    ,       , '��' ,    ' -t"" -"M*"!   V
Poultry, live weight  ...   20c to  23c S Li'mbe^ a'ld M  B''-��?le raa^,'
Ducks, per dozen   $14 to '$18 i"' flcie��    C\T    "VtlT^' f*&
Ducks, per pound    20c to 22c  Rev',    < ��� ,,W-    Whittaker    deserv
The  hawthorns   hedges   bordering j ^?icr;,Eaa^v '��*. Mooms which were
the grounds have been  neatly  trim-!offe,ed'     lhe I,nces  ln  thlfe  uePan
nied, greatly improving their appearance.
A communication has been received from the secretary of the B. C.
Dairymen's Association, allotting
prizes for the best gallon of milk
exhibited at the autumn fair. The
exhibits are to be shown iu either
one half gallon and two quart or
in four quart bottles, and must be
on hand before the opening day of
the fair.
The prizes awarded to Delta are:
First, spring dial scales and sanitary
milk pall; second, spring dial
jcales;  third, sanitary milk pall.
.ne winners win oe reqii'.ied to
become members of the B.C. Dairymen's Association before receiving
In order to make this department
as Instructive as possible, the milk
will be stored in a cool place till
judging occurs. After the prizes
have been awarded the different exhibits with score cards attached will
he exposed to public view in -as cool
a place as can be secured, in. order
that the appearance and keeping
qualities of the different samples
may be carefully noted. ��
which   obtained   last     week
sturgeon sold  for 15c a pound.
The  supply  of  cut  flowers,   especially daffodils aud hyacinths,    was
very good this morning and the l>ur-!ter- and considerable talent \vas.di*|
chasers   were   eager  to   procure   the1   ���       ��� -    -���-       ********>
tlon  he decides on an  almost  entire
stronger In the community, the new
, school  teacher,  greatly to  the chagrin   of  the  Old   Maids'   Club  of   the
! church.
The  performers  showed   fine  con-
Icaptions  of  their   different    charac-
I played  in  tlle production.
Mr.   B.   H. Weare  starred   in   the
�����-��    i���    .-      i    _   .    _ ��� -        I title role as "The New Minister," his
ment also lemained steady. rendering of the musical parts being
The Prices. | particularly    well     received,     while
The following prices were quoted:   MlM  Ruby  Kirkland  as  Daisy Sum-
PuUetB, per doz $12 to $l;>lmP1.Si  the  new   school   teacher,   was
exceedingly   popular   with   the   audi-
jenee.       Messrs.  W.   R,   Ellis,   C.   0.
much credit for his  performance of
Poultry, dressed, per lb 30c
Potatoes, ton   $8 to $12
Beets, per sack   $1.00
Carrots, per sack    75c
Cabbage, wholesale, lb.   1 l-2c to 2c
the part of sexton, which he undertook on very short notice, hia two
songs, "Shovelling the Coal," and
"The Sexton Tolled the Bell," being
the best received musical numbers
of   the  evening.    Mrs.   W.   R.   Ellis
OnlS'l-erBack6'.::::""-.10*.^!--   Mendid   as   president  of  the
Turnips, per sack  75c
Parsnips       $1.00
Small Fruits.
Apples, per box       $1 to $1.25
Apples,   5   lbs       25c
Eggs and Butter.
Eggs, retail, dozen   30c
Ladies' Aid, while the members of
"The Old Maids' Club" created much
The stage had been specially fitted up for tiie occasion and this with
tbe costumes characteristic to the
different parts contributed largely to
Kggs,  wholesale       25c  to
E,?gs, duck, per dozen  . .  35c to 40c
Butter, retali, per lb. ...  35c to 40c
Honey,   per  comb    25c
Wholesale Meat.
Pork, per lb 13c to 13 l-2c
.-���itlie evening's entertainment.
Lamb, per lb.
Mutton, per lb.
Veal,  per
The death of Mr. John Livingstone, a well-known and respected
settler of Langley Prairie for the t
past twenty-five years, took place at t Heef
the residence of his mother, at Mur-
rayvllle, on Sunday, March 16," In
his  fiftieth  year.
The late Mr. Livingstone was -v
son of James Livingstone, of Mitchell, of Ontario, who became h
resident of Langley I'laitie, dying there some eight years ago
John came to Vancouver in 1887
and took up a homestead lis Langley the same year.
Besides his mother be .������< survived
by five brothers: Roben, oi 1-a.ug-
ley; William, of Vancouver; Frank,
of   Langley;   James,   of   Vancouver,
. .12 l-2c|
l-2c to 18c:
14c to 16c
20c to  22c I
26c to  27c
..',   .   28c i
20c to 25ci
.    ..'.   14c
20c  to  25c !
|to 22  l-2c|
Sugar cured corned pork 20c j
Homemade pork sausage, .15c to 20c !
.8c I
. 8c!
ioc :
15c to 16c
Retail Meats.
best rib  roasts  . .
short loin	
Beef, round steak	
Dolling  beef	
Beef, pot roast	
Mutton 20c
Silted  Pigs'  head,  lb.
Pickled pigs' feet, per lb.  . .
Pickled pigs' shanks, lb.   . .
Sugar cured  hogs' heads, lb
Sugar cured corned beef, lb.
Pure lard  ^^^^
Sugar cured bacon
Ward I .
Ward II .
Ward III
50 4
Ward IV 1214
Ward V
Ward VI
Ward VII 427
Ward VIII ..  .   .   362
forms do not come from those who
have profits to lose by their consummation, The farmers must work
out their own industrial salvation.
The farmer must begin to reform
his industry as all other adherents
to any  fixed  reforms have done,  by
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and George, of Seattle;  and by four|Spri   , Salmon,  red," lb
slaters,   Mrs. C.   C, Rust one, of Van-   s    u     Salmun, whlte   ,*���*,.
coi.ver;    Mrs.   Thos.   Henderson    of :ste-lheaa ,.,���,������   p,
Calgary. Mr.. Alwt. Smith, of White oollchana, 3 lbs for
Rock,  and   Miss Mamie,  of  Calgary. Lw   .,���,. -*,
He  was  unmarried. ���'-
The late Mr. Livingstone was a
thoroughly public spirited citizen
and did much to promote the advancement of the municipality, taking a keen interest in nil its affairs,
both commercial nnd municipal. He
was a Conservative in politics and
nf the Church of England faith in
religion.    He   was   of   a   genial   dis
After the performance Mr. and
Mrs. w. R. Ellis entertained those
who had taken pari in the cantata
at their home where the success
of tiie play was the main topic for
discussion at the enjoyable supper.
The repetition of "The New Minister" in Eburne was suggested and
(hough arrangements have not been
definitely concluded the cantata will
probably be rendered in that town
in the course of a couple of weeks.
The cast of characters was as follows: Rev. Homer Alex. Brown, "The
New Minister," li. ll. Weare; Professor Topnote, "Leader of tho
choir," S. w. Walter; Crescendo B.
Flatt, Ilezekiah K. Sharp, Doctor
jlloosii'k, "Members of the Music
Committee," C. O Lambert, w. u.
I Ellis. ED, J. Brodie; Halphy Punter,
"A Baritone in the Choir," John
I Kirkland; Seth Perkins, "A Joke,"
'Leonard Kirkland; Daisy Summers,
J "The New School Teacher," Ruby
.Kirkland; Odelia llasbin, "Organizer
of the Old Mauls' Club," Hazel
Hutcherson; Petunia Pimples, "The
.Milliner,"     Annie     Skinner;      Uncle
Steelhead salmon, por lb 1,60 Alec, "The Old Sexton,"  Rev, C. VV.
.. 25c l Whittaker; Augusta Wind, "Kvery-
.. 10c i body's Friend," Mrs. C. Nelson; Mrs.
... 26c. | Del.aney, "President of the Ladies'
12 l-2c( Aid," Mrs. W. It. Kills; Henrietta.
.. 16cI"ilezekiah Sharp's Daughter," Win-
.. 10c i nie Francis. (Members of Choir,
. .   150   Ladies'   Aid.     Old    Maids'   Club   ai: i
I Sewing   Circle).   Greta   Olllanders,
Herring.  3  lbs.   ...
Halibut, per lb  ....
Salmon,   frozen,  per
Whiting,  per lb	
Sturgeon,  per lb	
Tulips, pot of 7 bulbj  . .
Hyacinths, pot of 4 bulbs
Carnations, cut. per dozen 40c
Daffodils, cut,  per dozen       30c
Mrs. James    Lockie-Rrown,    Whose
Death   Ornirml    La��t    Week,
Well Known In Surrey.
The death of Mrs. James Lockie-
j'rown, wire of James Lockie-Brown.
*.'; P-, Yale road, Surrey, occurred
Thursday, Mrs. Brown, besides a
husband leaves one son, George
'���"'l-ie-lirown, of New Westminster,
��� ,!"l two daughters.
The family has lived in the Surrey
1 '"nie for more than twenty years,
"Hiiing here from England. Two or
three years ago Mr. and Mrs. Lockie-
Brown celebrated their golden wed-
���'ng anniversary. They are among
"" best known families of the Fra-
jer Valley. Mrs. Brown was a com-
""niicant of the Anglican church,
��urrey Center.
Total' 5032     1385     3B47
lu accordance with expectations,
the votes cast were many, in fact a
record for any bylaw which has been
submitted to the people of the city
The votes recorded in reference to
the Great Northern Hallway agreement in 1910 were 3374, made up of
2717 for and 657 against. The votes
on Saturday doubled this number.
General regret has been expressed
throughout the Delta at the death or
Dr. B. S, Pentreatli. Archdeacon of
Columbia, which took place at Paso
ltobles, California, ou Wednesday
last. The deceased clergyman had
worked in B.C. for over fifteen years
and was well known throughout the
province. He had visited Ladner
frequently and preached in All
Saints' church as recently as November last. Intimation as to date of
funeral will probably be given in
Vancouver papers.
oig Isinking   certain   Immediate   personal
ooo!advantages to enable tiie good of the
'whole body of growers to be realized. In other words the advantages and disadvantages must be
pooled to enable the former to be
magnified and the tatter to be more
readily overcome. No system of cooperation has been achieved without
some struggle and sacrifice and one
cannot hope that the case of the
farmer will prove an exception.
1   repudiate   any   ideas  of  setting
lone  section   of   the   industrial   com-
i inanity     against     another     section;
|that has been brought already into
existence by the Btreas of the trade.
Bodies that are ever on the alert
to take advatage of the disunion
of the farmers to absorb the lion's
share of the value of what the farmer
raises. To secure fair play the
competitors must stand on equal
Personally, in matters of purely
local trade. I believe it Is only by
organization that a better system of
distribution can  be  achieved.
Ladner,   March   19th,   1913.
_5cjNcllia Marks, Vera Qlllanders, Ruth
25c | Simpson,   Miss   Green,   Mrs.   Walter,
Mrs.    W.    A.    Kirkland,   Mrs.   E.   ('..
Brodie,    and    Messrs.   Grey   and   H,
Falls.       Accompanist,     Miss     Olgi
position, had a wide circle of friends  "*"��*"";������' ""'  *_~-  ���    ;;-
being universally respected   for   hls  Daffodils,  potted       25c
sterling worth and strength of char- j Primroses, potted     25c.
acter Violets, per bunch       25c
-'^^^^^^^-_-_--_--l       i Shamrocks, per pot   2Rc
Easter Lillea, per bloom       25c
Splrea. per plant   $1.00 j    VICTORIA, March 19.���Conserva-
Late this | Azellas, per plant    $ 1.,_ tlvag ot the clty oI vlct0ria,  to the
SALONIKA, March 19.���uu. __._�� (
afternoon the body of King George
was embalmed and taken to the
Palace here. Prince Nicholas and
former aides ot the dead monarch
carried the stretcher on which the
corpse lay. The body will He In
state in the main chamber of the
Palace, surrounded by a guard of
honor, including Greek priests, until It Is put on board a warship to
bo taken to Athens. Schlnas, the
assassin, wur examined this evening.
The authorities now think he is not
a Greek, but declare that he is
feeble minded.
number of nearly 500, tendered their
'hearty approval of the stand taken
  |by the Dominion government in re-
Easter services will be held to-'Bard to the naval question now un-
morrow in St. Andrew's church when der discussion, on the occasion o��
the choir will render special music. thelr annual meeting, under the aus-
As decided at the annual meeting Plce,s ot.the Centi-al Association held
of the congregation the Faster srfer- gn Monday night In the A. O. L. W.
ing will be for the purpose ���r nay- hal * This sentiment was expressed
Ing interest on the church debt. Con-i��n * 1�� ~orra-?* a resolution moved
tributors are requesled ,o put iheir ^ZTlylTL w"K��, *S
rffiote^pfa" �� WnW- iden- ��* t^ Canadian Cub.
ing  the  week  to Mr.  N
mid.  acting  treasurer.
A. McDiar-
Tttose   who   had   the   pleasure   of j
hearing  Mrs. F. G. West  (known as.
The Great Northern train on Monday ran into a mud slide just outside the Vancouver city limits, cau*.-
iii*   much  Inconvenience  to passen-
umhub  ."���_-,-��� ��.  ..����� ,  ���,     Special    Easter   services    will    b
Sister Ethel) on her former visits conducted by the Rev. C. W. Whit-igers who were compelled to wait
to Ladner. will be glad to know she taker In the Methodist church on i until the line was cleared Monday
is engaged to conduct special ser- Sunday. The Sacrament of the being St. Patrick's Day. only a small
vices in the Baptist church during Lord's Supper will be administered j ton ���- of men was available, and the
Easter week, commencing on Mon-| In the morning at the Ladner church process of clearing away the slide
j day, 24th inst. Notice of services and again In East Delta at the after-]in consequence occasioned copslder
! will be given next  week. noon   service. able loss of time.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 22, l��i3.
Eighty Per Cent, of Valley .Milk Producers Belong lo the Shippers'
Prominent in Naval Debate
(From The British Columbian.}
Dairymen of the Lower Mainland j
have  spelled   success  for themsehes
through combination and by making|
contracts Sired with the wholesalers'
union in  Vancouver.     The Milk  and
Cream  Shippers'   Union has  increased its 11 era tiers hip by fifty par cent,
during the past year, and ii now Includes k�� per (.-cm. of the milk producers of the lower mainland.
The executive of the Union met thi
wholesalers   last    week   and   the   demand ��f the dairymen for an Incre i n
oi il' per cent, in prices for the Bum-
mer aioatlis  was accepted.     During
the .m'uh.u April 1 to October 1, the
members of  the   union   will   receive
sixty eenls per pound for the butter
fat iu tkeir milk, Instead of fifty-live
cent*   the   price   received   last   year. ���
Average milk contains 3.8 per cent,
butter fat, so  the average price  received by the producers will bo $2.10
per kusdred charges paid to Vancouver.     Milk higher in butter fat  will
bring  correspondingly  higher  prices.
The   farmers  of   the  Lower  Mainland have no  desire to hold  up the
public  by  asking    an     unreasonable
price   fer   their   produce.      Ther   are
willing  ts  co-operate  in   every   way
Willi   Provincial  or   Municipal  inspectors, and  to safeguard    the    public
health  by  conforming    to the    new
regulations governing the conditions
of   sulk   production.      These   conditions, however, raise the cost of pro-
ductioB   very   considerably,  and  the
farmers believe that the consumers
im the cities would willingly pay the
somewhat higher price for milk that
can be guaranteed as complying with
the   sfcriagent   requirements   of   the
now "A��t  Respecting the Production ;
and Sale of Milk     for Human  Con-1
As as example of the additional
expeiss eatailed on the producer, it
is sow secessary to wheel away
manure at least 50 feet from the
stable. Barns must be whitewashed, and in many cases entirely
altered. Stables must bo made
strictly saaitary In every detail, and
must pass the inspectors as such���
they must be drained, cement floors
must belaid, washed out every day,
iron stasehion stalls must be fitted
It Is hoped that some system of
jjoverament insurance will be arranged te protect the farmers against
less from the infection of cows,
which are now liable to be ordered
destroyed by the Inspectors at any
time. If they could be guaranteed
to the extent of $100 for a grade
cow or $150 for a thoroughbred, the
producers of the Lower Mainland
would ee-operate In every way with
Ike most stringent laws ln the interest ef public health.
The officers of the Association are
as follows:
"���resident. Thomas Forester, Glen
Valley; Vice-President, B. Harrison,
Langley Prairie; Secretary-Treasurer  W. J. Park, Pitt Meadows.
pi Dank of Canada
Incorporated I860.
Capital Authorized       925,000,000
Capital Paid Up    911,800,000
Rest    *12,500,000
Aggrtgate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five  Million
It is the aim of the management ot this Bank to make every as
posltor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his financia
Accounts may be opened with deposits of Os* Dollar and Upwards.
Interest pak" or credited at the highest current rates, em May 81st and
November JOtn each year.
Official     Statement        Issued
Headquarter, on Naval Hill
five as the Opposition tactics during
the last two weeks have established
Prom   beyond  any possible question.
Deliberate Attempt to Block
1  Adopts    Figures
Ir. John Tilton
Island,  March  18.
of the 1913 Rich-
1 were submitted
to   the   municipal   council   yesterday
by Assessor John Tilton.     In  detail
it  is  as   follows:
Ward 1���Land $774,765, improvements $85,350, total $860,115.
Ward 2���Land $768,160, iin-prove-
raents  $71,550, total,  $839,710.
Steveston���Land $272,01)0, improvements $107,450, total $379,-
Ward 3���Land $82_.08o, Improvements  $134,700,  total  $956,785.
1     '...:;.   i  --,.���__     $1,377,39.8,    iir.-
provements,   $ii,u-.,   wtai  $1,454,-
Ward 5.���Land $1,890,736, improvements $71,850, total $1,96_,-
Adding to these figures the assessed property of the B. C. Electric
and B. C. Telephone Company, the
complete totals are: Land $5,947,-
234; improvements, $273,975; total
Owing to the fact that parties have
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
OTTAWA, March 20.���The following authoritative statement of the
government was given out last evening:
"In the Speech from the Throne
on the 21st of November last, it was
announced that a bill for aiding and
strengthening the effective naval
forces of the Empire would be introduced. Accordingly the Naval Aid
Bill was introduced on the 5th of
December last, immediately after the
conclusion of the debate on the
Speech from the.Throne.
"The necessary resolution to authorize the expenditure was passed
through committee on December 10,
and the motion to concur in the committee's report came up on December 12, On the last-mentioned day
the leader of the Opposition, Liberal,
moved an amendment, that the resolution be sent to committee with
Instructions to strike out all the
clauses except this clause and substitute other clauses in lieu of the remaining clauses. The first clause of
the resolution was, therefore, in common with the policy proposed by thi
government and to that proposed by
the Opposition. That clause is as follows;
" 'From and out of the consolidated revenue fund of Canada there may
be applied a sum not exceeding $35,-
000,000 for the purpose of immediately increasing the naval forces
of  the  Umpire.'
Amendment Voted Down.
"Sir Wilfrid Laurier's amendment
was voted down on the 13th of February, after a long debate of nearly
There can be no doubt, that the been bringing in lor bounty tails of
Opposition has been engaged in a de- animals caught outside the munici-
liberate and determined attempt to palitv, the council decided to dis-
obstruct the bill and to prevent the continue the bounty of ten cents
pnssage of its provisions for effective  on muskrats.
aid  to  tho common  defence  of thej     "Richmond is the only municipall-
Emplre. ty  for miles around  where muskrat
"That attempt is evidenced not .bounty Is paid now," said one eoun-
only by the length of the discussion cillor, "what good does our bounty
but by the default and Insulting do here? We have more and more
avowals of the Opposition members bounties to pay every year. A man
that obstruction would he persisted 'sets forty or fifty cents apiece for
In, that the majority of the House , pelts now, and he will catch the ro-
were helpless and that the minority dents whether we pay a bounty or
were determined    to prevent parlia- not,"
ment from exercising its usual nor- I     A proposal from Maple Ridge mutual functions. ; nlcipality  that  Richmond  co-operate
"The present rules of the House ln opening a rock quarry on the Pitt
being antiquated and out of date ."-H'Sr wns endorsed by the council,
readily lend themselves to the tae-1 To ��o��fer with Now Westminster
tics which have been adopted by the 'olatlve to making a new arrange-
Oppositlon during the past two ment for transporting water across
weeira the FraBer at the  b'.-idge, a special
committee  was     appointed.      Reeve
Naval  Aid  Rill  Goes Through After
Blaster by force <>f (Insure if
OTTAWA, March 20.���Easter adjournment finds the opposition tn
the naval aid bill dying. It is unwilling, but dying none Ihe less. \
big show was put on by Mr. Pugsley
nud his followers at the bidding of
his r-eatlcss colleagues. It has been
taken off and will not reappear.
The obstruction lias failed, and
the Opposition knows it. Knows thai
there will be no forced dissolution
nud Is confronted with the choice of
giving up the whole business as a
bad job or inviting a closure.
In a semi-official document issued
lust night, the statement is made
that unless the minority abandon all
erffprt to unsurp the functions of the
majority, notice of the closure resolution will be given when the House
resumes next  week.
The situation is one of difficulty.
The Liberal leaders for the reason
that they have gone so far as to
incite anything like dignified surrender Impossible, do not want tt
closure. They don'l see the advantage of having the Opposition cut off
Its DOie to spite Its face nnd tiiey are
disposed to beat a retreat with only
a  formal show of resistance.
Thus Hie probability is that after
the holidays the naval bill will no
through without further trouble.
With or without trouble, it Is going
A Liberal caucus was held yesterday morning, apparently for the purpose of cheering the blockers.    This | they havi   twice voted
"Under these conditions, if the Opposition should persist in its determination to prevent the House from
reaching a vote on this bill, it will be
the clear course of the government
to press for amendments to the rules,
which, w,hlle securing reasonable and
necessary debate, will prevent persistent obstruction nnd will permit
to provide for the public necessities
and to proceed with the business of
the country.
\otice of Closure.
"Notice of such amendments permitting debate to be brought to a
conclusion after full but reasonable
discussion will be placed upon the
order paper next week.
"It Is no*- the desire or intention
of the government to press these
amendments through the House at
present,  if the Opposition  will  give
four weeks.
"The second reading was passed nn l ���%, assurance  or  evidence  of their
the 27th of February, after a    fur- | willingness to permit the vote upon
I ther protracted debate of nearly two i the ,ll!l  ���" ���"' l:,kl'"  "�� :l  reasonable
weeks, and tlle House went into corn-
Bridge was authorized to make an
appointment with the Point Grey and
South Vancouver authorities for an
interview to discuss the boundary
line along the North Arm of the Fraser to New Westminster.
mittee on the bill on the 28th of February. After a lengthy discussion,
the first clause of the hill, which
merely relates to its title, was adopted.
"Since Monday, March 3, the committee lias been continuously engaged in tin discussion of the second
clause, which Is in the same terms
as the first clause of the resolution,
and which forms part of the avowed
policy of III" Opposition, ns well as
ia.ii rn' the government,
"This clause has not yet been
passed, although Ironi March 3 to
midnight on March l.r>, there had
lieen 882 hours of actual discussion
on it, nine-tenths of which hnd been
occupied  by the Opposition.
"The perverse attitude of the Opposition is demonstrated hy the fact
that for two solid weeks they have
been obstructing a clause for which
"If, however, they persist in
I defiant, obstruction, the rules must
j be so amended that the proceedings
of the House will not be reduced to a i
Maay Rats in King    for    Coquitlani
Municipal Elections���Reverse
In City
BURQUITLAM, March 20.��� The
atmosphere ln the newly formed
municipality of Coquitlam promises
to be torrid from now on until after
the dates set for the municipal elections, Saturday, March 29.
The hats are being tossed into the
councllmanic ring daily and up to
date, at least eight gentlemen will
be In the field with probably one or
two more nominated on Saturday,
which is nomination day. The contest for the reeveshlp will be between
Mr. Peter Barth of Fraser Mills and
ex-Councillor L. E. Marmont, while
the five seats on the council will be
contested  for  by  Messrs.   R.  J.     C.
l D elta    Hotel j
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor j
I   L-adner, Q. O. Phone ___�� J
% All Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished, Well Heated, Sam- X
%     ,"lo Room.    American and European    Plan.      First-claBS    Cuisine. ��
% Prompt Service. A
X     Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Rates Reasonable. 1
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors Turnings and House Finishings
Phone  R14 Eburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
farce and  that the work  of parlia-   A,Wns. VV. Whiting, J. Foster, Ewan
ment nnd the business of the coun- | Martin and E. Braye from the Bur
quitlam or West End, with Messrs
R. G. Mounce, .1. W. Partington and
ED, A. Atkins from the upper East
In the Citv.
PORT    COQUITLAM,    March   20.
j ���   With the dn'c of nominations for
SAN   FRANCISCO.    March    19.���   the new city of Port Coquitlam set
Construction on the Panama-Pacific i for Saturday and Friday (a holiday),
International Exposition, which Is to   as yet no names have been brought
be  held   In  Ran   Francisco   In   191 FI.   out against the old council, who are
try can lie carried .on and brought
to a conclusion within a reasonable
time and under reasonable conditions.'
purpose was achieved, but little else
was done. The blockers loudly applauded their efforts of the last
couple of weeks and then decided to
take no definite position aa to the
future of the naval bill or of supply.
They did some talking about a prospective attack on Speaker Sproule
for taking the chair during the riot
of .Saturday night.
The action of the Speaker will be
discussed next week on the motion
of Mr. Emmerson. The Speaker is
not worrying abo"t it, authorities on
the subject  being absolutely clear.
The Liberal members go back to
their constituencies, with much trepidation because of the reception that
awaits them.
I'p to Present Time.
Is proceeding at a record breaking
pace and thousands of men are now
employed on the exhibition site at
Harbor View. Every one of the
fourteen exhibit buildings to be erected will be under constructlos during
the comiii!*; July and will all be completed within a year from that date.
The executive committee of the Ex-
"llp to the present time the bill | position has approved the plans for
has occupied all of the available; the million dollar auditorium, which
time  of   parliament  for  more  than | j ���, to  be erected  in  San   Francisco's
all In the field again with the exception of Councillor R. J. C. Atkins,
nnd lt Is the general feeling here
that there will be no necessity for
an election.
The present reeve, James Mars,
will be the new mayor and the aldermen will in all likelihood be J. F.
Langan, A. R. Millard, E. S. Morgan,
R. C. Oaler-and D. E. Welcher. Of
these Mr. Welcher is the only new
candidate and from present indica-
three   months.     The debate  hereon'civic Centre, now under construction, t t'ons he will be upopposed at    the
has filled four thousand columns of
Hansard and if the proceedings in
parliament had been proceeded with
the usual fullness the debate would
have extended to more than five
thousand columns.
"It has been claimed that on Monday night, March 8, when the Prime
Minister declined to adjourn unless
some progress were made, clause two
had been under discussion for only
three hours. This is a complete
misstatement. The particular clause
embodied   the   principle  of the  bill
and It will be ready by 1915. The
siidltorfnm will h�� of stone snd, with
the city hall, will set the key note
for the entire civic centre.
Tte city of Sas Francisco a year
ago  bonded   itself  to  the extent  of
$8,600.t00.t�� for the creation of the
Civic   Centre   with   the  construction
of a  sew city hall.    The exposition
set    aside   $1.��_0,��OS   for  the  construction   of   the  auditorium,   which
will house many of the great conventions   to   be   held   in   San   Francisco
daring   the   exposition    year.       The
and nothing more.    It had been un-j seating capacity Is approximately 11,-
der discussion ever since the 12th of   000.    There  will  be  minor  auditor-
December last, and Its adoption hadjiums   and   banqueting   halls   in   the
Electric Restorer for Men
Phogpbonol '"r*m ev*rj'_____!lnthe ilodv I been sanctioned and decided by the ] building.    It will be the finest of its
1 __!_ tolls proper tension ire-tores | ������,���  ���__,_,   ,fc_, --���-���,,  ���,,ain_ nt lli-! .(._   .. ������.        -    *���-_. .   ._.
.������TndTit-lity. Prem-a-ire decay and all sexual jvo,p upon,the second reading of the^isd  is  America.    A   feature of the
weakness averted ai once.    Fhoapfcoaol will   bill. I main  auditorium   is to  be  an  octag
KkVa~rfto��n""ddr��sC''^a^��iHK4��i     "further lengthy   discussion      of  onal de_se ef glass, l.�� feet in dla
ten St. CMhartn-ts. Oat.
' ao ��� un-, ui mu |y-
Ttae Soebell Drug
that clause was manifestly obstruc- I Meter.
Three school trustees are also to
be elected and for these seats Messrs.
W. D. F. Godwin, Ralph Atkinson
and R. O. Mounce will be the candidates.
With only the required number of
nominees In both the city council
and school board it ls not expected
that there will be any election held.
Bishop de Pencier Han High Praise
fpr Late Archdeacon Pen-
"He has been my warmest friend
and most able helper since my consecration; he has nobly carried out
the promise that he made at the
Synod over which he presided when
1 was elected bishop of New Westminster that, he would be as faithful
to his new bishop aB he had endeavored to be to that bishop's predecessor, and hls loss will be deepl/
mourned throughout the diocese."
ln these and other equally cordial
ords of praise and appreciation,
Bishop A. U. de Pencier yesterday
paid tribute to the memory of the
late Venerable Archdeacon Pen-
treath, whose death took place yesterday morning at Paso Robles,
California, whither he had journeyed recently In the hope of recovery.
The archdeacon had been suffering
from an affection of the liver for
several moaths.
He leaves to mourn his loss one
son, Mr. Harold Edwin Anson Pen-
treath, and two daughters, Mrs. Geo.
Gavin and Mrs. A. B. Henderson, all
three of Vancouver.
His Career.
Tha Ven. Edwin Sandys Wetmore
Pentreath, D.D., was 67 years of
age, and he had been since 1897
Archdeacon of Columbia in the diocese of New Westminster, to the
charge of which archdeaconry he was
Invited by the late Bishop Dart.
He was a native of New Brunswick
having been born at Clifton ln that
[province on December 5, 1846.    He
| was the eldest son of Captain Edwin
iPentreath and Elizabeth R. Wetmore.
Jin 1875 he married Clara Woodford,
| third  daughter of  Mr.  Thomas    S.
Sayre,   barristor-at-law,  of  Dorchester, New Brunswick.
He was educated at the General
j Theological Seminary, New York. He
held the degrees of B. D. and D.D.
from St. John's College, Winnipeg.
He was ordained a deacon In 1872,
and a priest ln 1873. From 1872 to
i 1874 he was the insumbent of Grace
church, Rutherford Park, New Jersey, and was rector of Moncton, New
[Brunswick from 1874 to 1882. From
1882 to 1895 the deceased was rector of Christ church, Winnipeg. He
was an honorary canon of St. John's
Cathedral, Winnipeg, and chaplain of
the 9th regiment. From 1897 to
the time of his death he was archdeacon and superintendent of missions of the Anglican church in the
diocese of New Westminster.
Will  Be Increased a Million and a
Quarter This Tear���-Development Plans,
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, March 17���
The Richmond assessment roll for
1913, according to the statement of
an official to The British Columbian
today, will show a total fully a million and a quarter dollars In advance
of previous figures.
The principal reason for the advance, which the council and assessor, John Tilton, maintains is justified, is the necessity for extending
assistance in the way ot improvements to dwellers In subdivisions
many of which have been placed on
the market ln the last two years.
With subdivisions assessed on thc
same basis with farm lands, Reeve
Bridge and the council have persistently maintained that it would bo
nnjust to the farmers to build roads
and lay sidewalks in subdivided
Local Improvement plans have
proved themselves cumbersome
vehicles for carrying out these improvements. With the assessment
this year, however, the small holder
will pay Increased taxes, but will get
in return benefits which he has long
been forced to seek In vain.
It is thought that no one will object to the Increased assessment.
Richmond lands are still assessed
the lowest of any within a similar
distance from Vancouver and New
A large amount of development
work will be carried out on Lulu and
Sea Islands this year. The municipality is In splendid shape financially.
Mr. N. A. McDiarmid had thc misfortune during the week to loBe his
favorite dog. "Teddy" was a great
pet. and after the inquisitive manner
of his kind, was inspecting the new
building being erected by Capt.
Oliver. He managed to climb up to
the second floor, where through
some mischance he lost his balance.
and falling to the ground below, met
an untimely end.
PORT HOPE, Ont., March 19. ���
Mrs. Rigby, wife of Canon Rigby,
headmaster of Trinity College, died
here yesterday after a long Illness.
$80,000 FIRE.
OAKLAND, Cal., March 19._-F*re
,gutted the Bacon block here today,
[causing a loss of 180,000.
Canada's     Trade    Kxpansioa     Merc
Than Doubles That of the Com-
nion wealth.
OTTAWA. March 19.���Wrltisg to
the Trade and Commerce Department, Mr. D. H. Ross, Canadian
Commissioner at Melbourne, draws
a comparison between the total
trade returns of Canada and those
of Australia for the last two years
In both ciiBes Canada is on top In
the matter of Imports, but the reverse is the case in export trade, in
total trade expansion, however, Canada more than doubled the flgnr''"
of Australia.
Taking the Canadian figures for
the fiscal year ended March 31 ���""''
the Australian figures tor the year
ended December 31, the imports anc
exports of the Dominion and th��
Commonwealth in 1911 and 1912
are shown as follows:
Year 1911���Imports: Canada.
$472,247,640; Australia, $326,401 .-
991. Exports: Canada, $297,196,36-.;
Australia,  1386.283,773.
Year 1912���Imports: Canada.
$559,320,544; Australia, $379,5""-
801. Exports: Canada, $316,317,-
250; Australia, $383,136,787.
The   total   of   Canada     In     191-
showed  an  expansion  of  $105,1!''
889   over  1911,   while  in   the sain-
period the trade of Australia increased $50,948,824. SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1013.
.i4i9************l><i><li***t*************l*****��*H'**> >  IDENTIFIED BY TWO WITNESSES.
X Hearing Creates Much Interest���VI-
41       leged I.  W.  W. Agitator Ex-
pelleil From Court Room.
tS^��M**************<,***************<*^ j    Looting ofthe Bank of Montreal of
*9V> "      _    .        _  .,,���,.__ .���       ���_   ___,   ���__   ���      ., Imore than a quarter of a million dol-
lais on the morning ol September 15,
.1.11, the attempted llieti of .Mr. i.
J.  Trapp's  automouile,  parncipaiion
v ai
Mr   Jos. Jordan was a visitor to
'   ouver last week end.
.,.  j   b   Elliott is suffering from
severe attack of la grippe.
Mr S. Morley paid a business visit
/town on Monday.
Messrs.  H
rown   were
-ity market on Thursday
D.  Benson and Chris
visitors   at   the   Royal
Pine assortment of Spring Millin-
v   at   Miss   Willson's.    Come   and
|   pi 	
\t,-  Ceo. Grauer, an old-time resi-
of I.adner, was in town on Wed-
\V.  Ottewell,  V.S.,   paid  a
visit to the Terminal City
Mr.   and   Mrs.   D.   A.   McKee  paid;
a visit to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Mr. Bert Blakely was a passenger ,,��� IlK, lauer uy John j* McNamara
to Vancouver on Thursday
and Charles Dean, and the later es-
,,,,,,,, CU1J�� fron�� the city by moans of an
Mr. Hugh Slater visited friends in .automobile stripped of wiiidb-in.iii
the Terminal City on Thursday. jand  uumoers,   wetre  skilfully  linked
  |together by four witnesses in police
Mr.  David Woods,  of  Cedar Cot- jeourt ihls morning at the prelimin-
tage, returned to Vancouver after a |-iy hearing of MacNamara, who was
visit  to  his  Delta  ranch. iheld tor trial and committed to tho
  provincial jail.     E. f. Davis, oi Uie
Mr.   W.   Holmes   paid   a   business ,hrm of Davis, Marshall,  MaeNeill k.
visit to the Terminal City during the I'ugh,   Vancouver,  appeared   lor  the
past  week. c crown,   while   the  prisoner   was   not
,  ;represented by counsel.     But a  lew-
Miss Ruth Simpson was the guest "hxewd questions to one witness and
of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Brodie last!later queries put to tihe court, to
week  end. ascertain  his  rights,  following  com-
  jniitmeiit, of election and re-election
Mr,   Howard   Hill,   who   has   been ull(i   triaJ<   --bowed   that   the   defend
absent   for  about  two  years,  paid  a *uu " cas<i dlu not ��tHf��" 'rom lack ol'
visit to Ladner on Thursday
,    rs   Warren   Lougheed  and  S.
" Brodie    visited    Vancouver    on
Mr Vernon Taylor, of the Taylor
Electric Company, paid a business
i'.. - to Vancouver during this week.
is  reported  that  the B.C. Restaurant, which has been closed duiv
the  winter  months,  will  shortly
n  ror  business.
Mrs. Robert Dean,I who has been
laid aside for the past two months
I-ith a bad foot, is making rapid
Irogresa towards recovery.
Messrs. W.  Anderson,  Geo.  John-
Ito'n, B.  Reynolds and D. Nott paid
���'it to the Terminal City on Satur-
��� v last,  returning Sunday  evening.
Mr.    Leslie    Simpson    spent    the
ek   end   renewing   old   acquaint-
Inces In  the  district.    Mr.  Simpson
now residing in Collingwood East.
Mr.    Pat   McCrae   had   a   photo-
Irapher  take   a   flashlight    of    the
landsomely    fitted    exterior  of  his
room on Tuesday.
The   recent   heavy   rains   loosened
Uore   material   on   the   Scott   Road
mid a smaller slide is reported
the  scene   of   the   previous  one.
In  tt
he trout   fishing season  is  now
i, and several parties to the Ser-
li in hie    and    Nickomekl   river's   are
The new house being erected by
lapt. Oliver on the Challuckthan
jtri'it is making rapid progress towards completion. The plasterers
hri  expected on Wednesday.
Dr. Spencer, on Thursday night,
���silvered bis lecture entitled. "Get
In the Water Wagon," to an appre-
lative    audience    in    the    Baptist
Mrs. Herbert Wilson is
enjoying    a    visit     to    California^
counsel for the defence.
The   prisoner   was   cool,   and   ap-
u oresentl?eai0d *�� be a M* l)1""' bparty,
beady man of affairs, and, if a crook,
is a --pecimen of a big man gone
wrong, the kind of a man who will
specialize in crime and whose crimes
Mr. II. J. Hutcherson, of Vancou- are startllng b    their very bo dne3s��
er,  attended  the  Conservative  con- ]and iuaguitude
in    Cloverdale   on   Monday
Mr. Frank Handford, of the Palaci
The only sign of nervousness was
seen in the constant tapping of the
.prisoner's fingers un ihe doci. rail,
jand evident annoyance when the
Livery Stables, attended the market court instructed the prisoner to re-
auction sale in New Westminster on ,move his glasses. He underwent
Friday last,  buying a  nice colt. the   scrutiny   of   witnesses   unliinch-
  ingly,  and   while  appearing   to   lake
Mr. Edgar Fenton spent the week little interest in the proceedings, uo-
end  at  the parental  home,   staying ithing escaped him.
over  lor the dance on St.  Patrick's!    Identification   was    positive,    and
eve. (Magistrate   Edmonds   held   the   prls-
  ;oner for trial.
Mr. N. S. Slater, of New West-1 Mr. W. H. G. Phipps, accountant
minster, has been visiting his son. |for the Bank of Montreal was first
Mr.    H.   W.    Slater,  of  the   Ladner called,   and  testified  to  the  robbery
The witness said he could not be
sure, as he had no thought of reporting the matter at the time he
saw the auto.
Mr. Davis moved for the committal of tho prisoner on the evidence, informing the court that they
had corroborative 'witnesses to put
on the stand if the court, wished.
The prisoner had nothing to say,
no objection to make to this course.
Tfie court ruled that the evidence
presented was sufficient and committed the prisoner for trial, explaining to him that, in a short time
he would he brought up for election,
and if be took speedy trial before
a judge, his trial would be held probably within three or four weeks, but
if he elected to be tried by a jury,
lt would likely be some time In
May, during the spring assizes. The
date had not been fixed.
The prisoner here questioned the
court about his rights, and was told
that he had a right to re-elect at any
time before trial.
The commitment.- was signed and
the prisoner removed to the cell in
the city jail, and later this afternoon
was taken to the provincial jail.
.Superintendent Ahearn, of the
Pinkerton agency, who has been engaged for months In tracking down
the robbers, was In court this morning and breathed his relief that the
matter was now largely out of his
Fred T'ayne, an alleged I. W. W.
organizer, was ordered from the
court room, with threat of jail for
contempt if he repeated his offense
of couimentiing on the proceedings
to spectators, _Tie magistrate insisted that such conduct would not be
tolerated and the the next offender
would go to jail. Chief Bradshaw
says Payne has been taking an active
interest in the Dean and McNamara
cases and has bothered them by attempting to see the prisoners.
For Benefit of Passenger and Vehicular Traffic Crossing Lines at
Port Coquitlam.
PORT COQUITLAM, March 19.���
It is stated here on good authority
that the C. P. II. have plans under
way for the construction of an overhead bridge for passenger and vehicular traffic over their main line and
yards here.
The proposed structure will start
from a point just above Mars' store
on School House road and will pass
over all the tracks connecting with
the\ Dewdney Trunk road just east
of the Commercial hotel.
This bridge will be a great boon
to residents on tho north side and
also to the people in the First Division property, antl it is expected that
actual construction work will he
started on the structure this summer.
Beginning September 1.
Via Steveston and
8.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladtar���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.
of the bank on September 15, 1911.
Donald D. Ferguson testified tbat
early on that morning he was on
��� his way to work when he went from
Columbia street up Sixth street to
Royal avenue. There was an auto
|on Royal avenue, close to Sixth
street. It was the car owned by Mr.
T. J. Trapp. One man was engaged in an attempt to crank the
machine, while three others were
grouped about the car. The man
. , ----- who wa- cranj_ing tnc car i00i_ed up
A   fair   crowd   witnessed   Keogh s |at him and gave him .        d vjew of
moving   picture   show   on   Saturday ;his face. He couid not see the others
night,  despite the inclemency of fhe 'distinctly,
weather. i    He had  since seen the man  who
  was cranking the car in New York.
A  gang of  men   has  been   busily |He saw him now.     He was the pris-
engaged   during  the  past   few   days oner in the dock.     He passed east
Mrs. D. M. Ellis went up to the
Royal City on Tuesday and visited
Vancouver before returning to Ladner.
The Birdswell was In port on
Tuesday, taking a full cargo from
the Brackman-Ker wharf for Victoria.
constructing a concrete landing at
the foot of the entrance to the new
Municipal  Hall.
ward on Royal avenue and again got
a good view of the man. He looked
around a little later and the men
had disappeared. Reaching the Trapp
garage he saw the machine was not
in it and the ground Bhowed where
the car had been backed out of the
building and run by hand down
Royal avenue to the point where he
had seen the men trying to start the
Mr.   E.  S.  Knowlton,  the  popular j*"-     -...,_, ,    ..*     . _.
Vancouver druggist, was in Ladner I ����� Stanley V. Trapp testifiedI that
during the past week, inspecting his *><-��� ���������"��� car was found on Royal
string of horses, which are in charge !av*nue MM Sixth street
Mr. James Mason, who has been
under the weather for some time
past, was removed to Vancouver on
Monday, where it is thought an operation may be necessary.
of J.   RichardBon.
Rev.   C.  W.   Whittaker   left    for
lliilliwack   on   Mondav   morning   te,
lit.-n,| ti,,. Sunday school conference |     Many    of    the    local ....���....,���.���,.,���,������-,.,,.���,������,���.;
that city.     He will return to take I owners were caught napping during |tore_     Th_ w*ndow- were ,ast ,_-;.
!-���   of  the   services   on   Sunday ' the   recent    cold    snap,
and   it   cost
That was
about 9: SO that morning. The car
had not been taken out with permission, since he had seen it safely in
the garage at. .8 o'clock the night be-
Itciircsentatives    of    the   Tudhope
|i omoblle  have   been   busy  during
past  week advocating the great
���   aatages of their line of cars to
poBpective   purchasers   in   this   lo-
.ed. The door was closed and ap-
them several hours labor in some pa*-ently *oc*.. .,<*-. The Bpark plug
cases to thaw out the internal or- had been removed from the machine,
gans of their machines. An expert could disconnect the wires
from the switch and join the wires!
or put in a new spark plug and start
Mr.  S.  Thompson,  of  East  Delta,
l-ited the Royal City on Thursday.
Mr. McLeod, B.A., principal of the
Mil high school, left on Thursday
hls  home  in   Chilliwack,   where
���Mil  spend   hls   Easter   vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sheldrake have
^turned from California, where
Bpenl the past winter. While
le South, Mr. Sheldrake pur-
���d a powerful car, which will
lj   arrive   in   Delta.
The centenary of Dr. David Livingstone, the intrepid African missionary and explorer, was commemorated at the Crescent Island school
house and the Baptist church on
Sunday,  16th inst.
C nests at the Ladner Hotel during
the past wiv.k were as follows: N.
L. Slater, New Westminster; G. H.
Cane, New Westminster: W. Teggin,
New Westminster; Bruce McNaugh-
ton, New Westminster; Geo. Haynes,
New Westminster; Geo. Hassall.
Ladner; G. Muir, Vancouver; Lieut.
McCarville, Vancouver.
Delta Hotel.
Arrivals at the Delta Hotel during
the past week were: F. W. Jacobs.
Vancouver; B. H. Rudd, Vancouver;
P. Hagpr, Vancouver; W. J. Henry,
Vancouver; J. D. Caverhill, Vancouver; Tom Keogh, Vancouver? L.
Simpson, Collingwood East; B. Mc-
Nally, Vancouver; E. Taylor, Vancouver; J. H. Berry, Vancouver; Jas.
C. Paulin, Vancouver; A. Restoule,
Vancouver; Mr. and Mrs. Carl S.
Weacham, Tudhope Cars; Frank
Grower. Vancouver; E. P. Julien,
New Westminster; E. P. Conway,
Vancouver; I). Murchlson, W.
Thompson and wife, J. C. Brown,
Vancouver; C. B. Whitney, Vancouver; G. J. Reid, Vancouver; B. P.
Wise, New Westminster; N. Mc-
Phai'en, Vancouver; T. 3. Elliott,
Vancouver; D. Adamson, Vancouver;
John A. McLeod, G. L. Allan, Victoria; Wm. Beattie, A. Hopkins, Tom
OlBen,   New  Westminster.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
N.w Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALB and all kind* oi
Your Patronage Solicited
Delta Telephone Co., LN.
Incorporated 1010.
We are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance ln connection with
our service. Apply to
A. DeR. TAYLOR, Sec.
Th�� physician >.-.-.s a sign on hia
door. That ta an advertiser., ont to
the passer*by. Comparatively fow
people too thu sign howovcr.
Why not carry your %;<j-. Into all
the best homos In town ? You
etndoto by .��� O rifled Want Ad.
and without '--*�� of professional
dignity too.
Tor Side, For Kn-Junge, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, I_o_t, Foiiml. Work
Wanted, Situation- Vacant, 1 cent per
WOld. Minimum, 2" cents for any on*
advt. These rates tor cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be In t>r 2 p.m.
on Thursday.
FOR RENT���20 acres; good dwelling and outbuildings, all land
undfr cultivation and in good
shape. Apply "D.P.," Ladner
P.O.,   Ladner,   B.C.
FOR SALE ���Clydesdale Stallion,
"Dean Swift." This magnificent
imported registered Clyde stallion
loi sale at a moderate figure, or
wii. exchange for heavy mares. He
is very sure. The only reason for
sell .g, we have too many of his
own stoc! ;:ow. He is well known
in the Delta, having stood there
for Severn! years. F. B. Pemberton,
Victoria,  ���;.(_.
Sale   ef   Used   Pianoc   and
We have several used pianos to
dispose of at low prices���J 100.00
up; also some bargains in second
hand organs. Hicks & Lovick Piano
Co., Ltd., 117 Granville St., Vancouver,   B.C.
JGrass Seeds���Timothy, Alsyke
lover, Red Clover, Rye Grass; Bran
11 ShortB, Hairy Chop, Corn, Rice
���al. Wheat, Chick Feed, Chick Rice,
rain Sacks, may be obtained of H.
Rich, agent Brackman-Ker Milling
��� Ladner, B.C. ���
o   successful  minstrel    show
-Id   In  the  Opera  Hall,  Point
I1 nn   Saturday   night   last.
' production met with such popu-
approval there that It was de-
iced to repeat the performance ln
���toe-r, This will take place on
'day. March 28th, and the man-
"Oenl assure a splendid evening's
'��� rtalnment.
All Saints' church, I.adner. will
hold their Easter servires as follows;
8 a.m., celebration of Holy Communion; 11 a.m., Morning Prayer
and Holy Communion; 7.30 p.m..
Evensong  and  sermon.
Work has commenced on the extension of the B.C. Electric high
power line from Burns' Ranch into
Ladner. Teams are busily engaged
hauling the large 60-foot poles required from the Scott Road.
The trustees of the public school
have lengthened the Easier vacation
this year. School broke up on
Thursday last and does not re-assemble until Monday. March 31st.
This departure is highly appreciated
by the younger students.
Maple Beaih Addition, the old
Whalen property at Point Roberts.
Uie summer home of scores of Ladder people, has been cut into building lots and offered ror sale by Curtis & Dorgan, New Westminster,
B. C.
esday   nlght'B   snowstorm   was
Jlldwcd by a most unexpected frost
Plii'-h   did   considerable   damage   to
("utiles and other roots where    the
Ys had  been  opened  up.    Old-tim-
express the opinion that during
past    twenty-five    yearB    such
"r" cold  has  never  been  experi-
"'1 so late as the middle of March.
J Misses Mabel Lanning and Maude
ptcherson,  of  Columbian   College,
Jturiicd home from New Westmin-
r on Tuesday as the result of one
���h'' students of  that  institution
���""acting scarlet fever.    This ad-
P'onal  vacation  at Easter seemed
b(> greatly  appreciated    by    the
P'"-R collegians.
I -
leather of the week past has
very unfavorable for the farm-
"aklng any progress with their
-  work.    Owing   to   the   inres-
rain  during  the  early  portion
���''��� week, the soil becariie so wet
''  'he   majority  of  the   ranchers
��� 't an Impossibility to continue.
' "i.  as compared  with  former
*   work Is much farther advanc
Mrs. (Rev.) Blunden, who has
been suffering with asthma and
bronchitis for the past few weeks,
is now threatened with a serious
nervous breakdown and, ordered to
a higher altitude, left for Vancouver and North Vancouver on Wednesday  morning with  her daughter.
The site of the old Trenant school
house and the building itself was
sold at public auction by Mr. H. N.
Rich on Saturday last. Mr. Nathaniel
of Crescent Island being the successful bidder at $1,000. The old Mechanics' Institute building, which
still stands on the High Scf.ool property, was disposed of to Mr. F. Handford, on condition that the structure
be immediately removed.
Much inconvenience has been
caused residents of Delta as the result of an accident which destroyed
the B.C. Telephone Company's central switchboard ln New Westminster on Sunday morning. i'*l>'*
phone communication with both New
Westminster and Vancouver was totally cut off. ahd merchants and
ranchers who relied upon the telej
"lis set back will have no serious! phone in conducting business with
'l txcept in isolated cases. | town were put to much trouble.
the machine, he testified. The wires
showed that an attempt to join them
and start the car had been made.
Footprints covered ground around
the machine when found abou'. 100
feet west of the garage.
Mr. George Greenwood, of Alta
Vista, an employe, of the B. C. Marine Works, then living on Kings-
way between" McKay and Royal Oak,
was called. He testified that lie had
been ill and on the morning of the
11th was going to Royal Oak to see
If any message from his employers
had been left for him. About 500
feet from the Royal Oak he met a car
containing five men.
Here MacNamara was made to
stand up in the bright light from the
window, while witness crossed the
court room where he could study the
prisoner's face. Identification was
complete, the witness testifying positively the man driving the car on
Kingsway was no other than the
prisoner, John J. MacNamara.
There was another man in the
front scat of the car with MacNamara
while standing up, with his head
hunched down was a (hird man, with
two men In back seat. As tho auto
came opposite him, the man who was
standing up, made a motion to his
hip pocket.
The mnn standing up In the auto
and who made the motion towards
his hip when the witness looked at
him, waa Charles Dean, now held for
trial for complicity in the bank rob-
The machine was running slowly. He took particular notice of the
car and Its occupants, later noticing
that it had no windshields or numbers. It was a black car and was
The prisoner here questioned the
"When did you report this to the
"About two months afterwards,"
the witness replied. He did not think
it was five months later, but was not
positive. He bad reported It to
Chief Bradshaw when he learned
that Information that might lead to
the tracing or identification of the
robbers waa wanted.
"You are not sure it was two
months? You were sure about other
things, identification of the driver
and of Dean, and hls making a movement to his pocket, numbers, windshield?"
lulckly atopa couch*, curca colda, and  heal*
���he throat and lunca- a* ��e��t��
Livestock Commissioner at    Ottawa
Solicits Information From Every
Systematic Breeder.
As a means of furthering the
policy of developing the poultry interests of the Dominion in which the
live stock branch of the department
of agriculture is actively engaged,
the live stock commissioner is
anxious to secure the name and address of each breeder of poultry In
Canada who is systematically endeavoring to improve the quality of
his stock, particularly from Ihe
standpoint of increased egg and meat
Tbe information is desired ir. order
that the live stock branch may be
brought more closely in touch with
progressive poultrymen througlio.it
the Dominion and with thos * whose
names might be eligible for inclusion
in a Dominion poultry directory.
As a means of securing this Information, in part at least, all those
who are interested are requested lo
write the live stock commissioner,
Ottawa, indicating:
(a) The breed, variety and strain
or family of poultry they are breeding.
(b) The extent to which selection
for increased egg and meat production is being practised.
(c) A brief but specific statement
of what has been accomplished.
(d) Whether or not they are actively engaged in trap-nesting at the
present time. If not, what means
are being used to select the most desirable individuals for the breeding pens.
Letters giving the above information should be addressed to the live
stock commissioner, Ottawa. Such
communications do not require postage.
REVELSTOKE, Mar. 20.���Freight
and passenger traffic on the Arrow
Lakes branch of the C. P. R. is badly demoralised oy the snow slide
which occurred on Monday night at
Greenslide station, eleven miles
south of this city. The slide Is a mile
and a quarter in length and about 40
feet in depth, and contains a large
amount of Ice and timber upon
which the rotary snowplows have little effect. The C. P R.. have purchased all the dynamite available and
are making every effort to get the
track clear.
VANCOUVER. March 19.���James
Hli'ds, leader of a gang of three
yeggmen who early last Sunday
morning blew the safe of the Diamond Liquor Company on Main
street, just north of Hastings, and
rifled it of $1069, was this morning
In police court sentenced to ten years
in the penitentiary on a charge of
Seedf-men to His Majes'.y the King.
A. J. WOODWARD, Solo Agent.
i.ia Gra.-vi.le St., Vancouver
015 Firt St.,  Victoria.
Catalogue on application. j
Notice is hereby given that the
list of voters Tor the Delta Electoral
District has been cancelled, and that,
applications to be placed on the
voters' list will he received at my
office at the Court House, New
Westminster City, where printed
forms of affidavit to be used in support of an application to vote will be
The list of persons claiming to
vote will be suspended from an 1
after the seventh day of April. 1913,
and a Court of Revision will be held
on the nineteenth day of May, and
notice of objections to the insertion
cf any name on the register of voters
must be given to me thirty clear
days before the holding of the Court
of Revision.
Dated this :trd day of March, 1913.
Registrar of voters for the Delta
Electoral District.
Taylor Electric Co.
Handle all electric appliances
and are prepared to install
electrical systems of all kinds.
Agents   for   Quick   Lit   Light.
V.   DeA.   TAYLOR,   Manager.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French regulator; never fails. Theso
pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating th��
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WAfiHlwI'ON STATE   i   h .-.���mi.xt in kelmek case.
OLYMPIA, March 20.--According
to il. L, Bowby, former stale high-
v . comm sslonqr, now executive of-
flter of the Pacific Highway Asso-
ciation, the road plan developed by
the last legislature "could not have
)   .;i   much   worse.''      He  says   that
Judgment   Renders  Foreclosure Action Only Safe Means of Recovering on Non-Payment.
! VANCOUVER, March 19. ��� Full
text of the important judgment of
the  privy  council  on  the appeal  of
i.Iohn  11. Kilmer vs.  the British Co-
V. ashlngton haB mapped out a com- iumbia Orchard Lands, Limited, has
prehensive road plan and appropri- keen received in this city. This
ateil enough money to accomplish judgment of the Law Lords places
some results, but he . insists the ��� uptm au entirely new basis the status
spending of the money should be , of agreements for sale, and makes
left entirely with a highway com- f0reci0Bure action the only safely
mission and should not be iletennin-
mea   as   foolish   the   ���pan. .ng   at ,        } ���8tomeet hia payments.
s 1 line of money tor the bnoi mil-  ', ..     .    _,���,,,���,, -iAil;lnMa .��j
la hiss ro*i-i  mi ���! hiahwav into t^6 practice In British Columbia and
b   ���������%Z     �� inKe    the  ih  ^e Northwest up to the present,
e   liai.onai     p,uu,     lu-i-diij*.     nie   ..       ,       , .,       __j__ +_ ,..���,,
^ _ .:...,.   !,_..   I. ���.n    IrV...   tli_.   vnnnnr   111    ...nn
terized   as   foolish   the   spending   at
money should, be spent on the Pa
citic Highway, so as to get the benefits of the California fair visitors.
He is now busy urging the different
counties  on   the  west  side  to spend
lenablo position for a vendor of property under an agreement when the
time has been for the vendor to *;end
a registered letter or telegram to a
purchaser who has not kept up his
payments informing him that in a
certain number of days, If the pay-
the money for permanent highways ment is not met, the agreement will
during the next two vears on the be null nnd void and the monies paid
connecting link*- of the Pacific High- confiscated. This method will no
way. i longer be effective, as the purchaser
State Gets  Lands. I could, under the new decision, with-
Ol.YMI'JA. March 20.���Gov. Lis- In a reasonable time, go to court,
ter today placed his signature on the j offer the money due with interest,
senate bill authorizing tho land jand claim for specific performance,
commissioner to negotiate with the iwith a fair chalice of success.
federal government for securing lieu ; in foreclosure proceedings the
lands in place of the 7:;ii,oiiii acres oourt considers the circumstances as
oi granted lands now tied up In Bhe regarding the purchaser failing to
national forests, ln lake bottoms, \me%i the payment punctually and
river bods, and ln appropriated s,., . ��� date wherein the purchaser
school lands, and the house bill niak- m,,s| ������,,,, Wa indebtedness on pain
Ing ii a misdemeanor to allow nox- , confiscation of monies already
ice dB to grow upon any lands      ��� , in
At the different stages or the case
counsel  and  solicitors   were  as follows:     Mr.  S.   S.  Taylor,   K.C,   for
Kilmer in all courts but privy council, where the appellant was present-
ied by Mr. Buckmaster,  K.C:  solicitors for Kilmer throughout, Messrs.
I McLellan, Savage and White; for B.
C, Orchard Lands, Limited, Mr. E. P.
[Davis,   K.C,   briefed   in   all   courts;
jsolicitor, Mr, F. J. Fulton, K.C
Text of Judgment.
The  text,  of  the  judgment   which
of the state save timber, brush and ;
lOgged-off lands.      Hull  thistle i.s not
considered  a   noxious   weed   for  the:
purpoa    of the    act.       Under    the
granted  land    reclamation  act, it is ;
believed  that  lands  valued  at
000,000 may   be acquired    by
state. *
Women to Advise Mayor.
SEATTLE, March 20.���Mayor
Cotterill's advisory board of coun-
cllmen and beads and assist ants of
various departments will hold its
regular monthly meeting and dinner
at the    Seattle    Commercial    club's | includes a succinct description of the
cause of action follows:
The nneition on this appeal arises
rooms.      The  invitation   issued  yes
terday by Secretary Frederic B.
Cl;"'.idler includes wives of tho mani-
bers and other women who wish to
attend.     The feature of the
mt of a claim by the respondent corn-
pany���an  unpaid  vendor of a tract
end.     lie leature ot the evening   ��f undeveloped  land  In  British Co-
will   be  addresses  by  Sergt.     R.     L.j condition    of
Boggess, in charge of the humane
and juvenile division Of the police
department, aud Miss Mary E. Brown
policewoman,   on   work   in   that   de
partment, and "Municipal Protection
for Girls and Women."
Widow Head of Family.
OLYMPIA,  March   20.���-A   family
once established remains one so lor.
I orfeiture contained In the agreement
for sale. By the terms of the agreement the purchase money was to be
'paid together with interest by specified installments at certain specified
dates. Time was declared to be nf
the essence of the agreement. In
default of punctual payment at    an
as one head of it survives, holds the appointed date of the instalment of
state tax commission in a letter to'purchase money and the interest then
the assessor of Snohomish county | payable or any part thereof, the
informing him  that  a  widow  is en-I agreement was fo be null and void,
titled to an exemption under the
Washington statutes. The commission says that because the husband
is no longer In existence that the
same does not prevent the woman
from having the same advantages
Money to Be Assessed.
OLYMPIA, March 20.���Money,
���whether it be in an old stocking, in
a safe deposit box, in a bank subject
to cheque or buried in an old tin
can, is to be assessed if its presence
1j known, says the tax commission
In a letter to the assessor of Snohomish county. As a rule money is
not. assessed In Washington, but
where it is declared it is to be taxed
the same as other property.
Stop Pay Roll Frauds.
SEATTLE, March 20.���An Intention to put an end to wholesale payroll padding and false claims against
King county is indicated by statements made yesterday by Couutv
Commissioners,  Kris    Knudson  and
all payments made under the agree-
men were to be absolutely forfeited
to the vendor, and the vendor was at
liberty to resell the property immediately. The appellant Kilmer, who
was the purchaser, and who had been
let into possession upon payment of
the first instalment on the execution
of the agreement, met the company's
claim by a counterclaim for specific
performance, and the money then
due was paid into court to the credit
of the action The trial judge dismissed the action. On the counterclaim he decided in favor of Kilmer,
with costs. Then there was an appeal. The Court of Appeal, consisting of three judges, by a majority
allowed the appeal and dismissed the
'counterclaim. Hence this appeal.
Trial Judges Decision.
The trial judge rested his decision
'mainly on the view that the conduct
I of the plaintiff company was oppressive, harsh and vindictive, and such
Daid McKenzie, both of whom charge as to lull the defendant to sleep and
that, much of this work lias been 1*0- [justify him in assuming that he
Ing on in the pasl, and that It has , would, notwithstanding the terms of
amounted to an abuse by which the1 the contract, have some indulgence
county has lost many thousands of j in making his payments,
dollars.     Prosecuting Attorney John ,     Their Lordships agree to the result
further sum of $5000 on or before
I 14th of .1 line, 1910, a further sum of
!"i>000 on or before the 14th December, 1910, a further sum of $60,000
; in six equal semi-annual Instalments
[of   ?10,0ii0   each,  on  or  before  the
14th davs of June and December in
the years 1911, 1912 and 1913, and
the  balance or   "300(j  on   or  before
114th  of June,   191-1,   together  with
] Interest on so much of the said pur-
i'chase moneys as may from time to
date of the agreement, and all cpsts
'of surveying and subdividing the said
What Happened.
What happened was this: The first
j instalment of $2000 was duly paid
on the execution of the agreement.
The second instalment of $5000 with
interest  as   provided   by  the   agreement was not paid on the day fixed
for payment.    The date of payment,
which by the terms of the agreement
was to be on or before the 14th of
June,  1910, was extended to the 7th
Of July,  1910.    On the 8th of July
Kilmer   wrote   to   the   secretary  explaining  the circumstances       which
prevented his making the payment on
the 7th. but promising to pay with-
jout fail on Tuesday, the 12th.    On
Ithe  9th,  the secretary of  the  com-
Ipany sent a telegram saying the deal
! was off, and on  the  1st  of August
! following  the  respondent     company
Ibrought this action" to enforce their
j rights according to the strict letter
Iof the agreement,   This was met by
'a counterclaim asking for      specific
performance,  and   the  money  which
Ought to have been  paid on  the 7th
;of July was paid into court and remains in court to the credit of the action.
The circumstances of tliis case
seem to bring it entirely within the
ruling of the Dagenham Pock case,
it seems to lie even a stronger case,
for the penalty if enforced, according
to the letter of the agreement, becomes more and more severe as thc
agreement approaches completion.
and the money liable to confiscation
becomes larger.
Clause 1 is not without a bearing
jon this view of the case.    The purchaser  was to  be  at  lih*****v  to  subdivide   the   time   remain   unpaid   at
the rate of 7 per cent., per annum.
and as well after as bpfore maturity
.at the same rate, payahle with each
[said instalment or purchase money as
aforesaid.    Then  followed an agreement on the part of Kilmer to pay
the    said sum of $75,000, together
with the interest thereon at the rate
IO-   7   per  cent.,   per  annum,  on   the
1 days and  times and  in  the  manner
above mentioned, and to pay and dis-
��� charge all taxes,  rates,    and    local
improvement assessments wherewith
the said land might he    rated      and
charged,  and  to  take  all  necessary
steps to procure a supply    of water
; for irrigating the said lands, and to
defray all the expenses of managing
the said lands as from the property,
the vendor was liound to assent on
receiving three-fourths of the money
for which the subdivisions might be
sold.    And yet the vendor, if his construction of the agreement be right,
reserved the power of forfeiting the
money paid in respect of these subdivisions, because it will be observed
that the conveyance of the subdivisions was not, to be made to the respective   purchasers,   but  to   Kilmer
and the party of the second part.
Other points were raised in the
course of the argument, but their
lordships do not think it necessary
to refer to them.
Their lordships will therefore
I humbly advise His Majesty that the
appeal be allowed, nnd the judgment
of the court of appeal be discharged
with costs, and the judgment of the
judge at the trial restored. The respondents must pay'the costs of this
���'* 'v*_-$5^J-V_'-r(. **r?^-t*t?:^* -#���' :-..-.* -.     M$b    ':.   ���-.
'   8*.
During the later stages of the T urkish-Balkan war, according to the
statements of independent critics, the Bulgarians obtained their successes
largely throueh the use of their new infantry artillery pom-pom, which
was brought Into action with terrible effect. These guns can go wherever
a man can. They are carried stret Cher-like by two men and can fire
600 shots per minute.
[Officers   Elected at Enthusiastic Annual Meeting of Port Ilnuey
Conservative Association.
FORT    HANEY,  March   20���The
annual  meeting of  the  Port  Haney
Conservative  Association   was    held
in the municipal hall on Monday eve-
Inlng last, with the largest attendance
: present in  the  history  of  the  asso-
1 elation;    Officers for the year were
! elected and a number of important
j resolutions  passed  amid  much     -ii-
.Mr. N. S. Lougheed, who has filled
I the office of president of the asso-
! ciation for the past five years, was
I again elected and the other officers
are as follows: Hon. president, Rt.
Hon. R. L. Borden, Sir Richard McBride, J. D. Taylor, M.P., W. J.
Manson, M.P.P.; honorary vice-president, William Smedley (with privileges of an active member); president, N. S. Lougheed; vice-presidents, G. G. Abernethy and J. R. Mc-
Mullen; secretary, L. S. Carr; executive, Messrs. D. C Webber, G. A.
Docksteader, G. L. Ewing, J. M.
Webster, T. A. Spink and J. Fuller.
F. Murphy has promised to aid the
ed-. -inn."���- ii every way possible
and begem the campaign yesterday by
filing criminal Information against
J. E. Brockway, road supervisor tpr
!<���:��� .'-.-lion Inland district, who was
formally charged with present:*;;* ;.
ialse claim to a public officer,
Prisoner Set Jail on Fire.
CHEHALIS. March 20. VV. C.
Brown, on trial in the Superior Cn:rt
tonight was found guilty of arson In
the third  degree.      He  is the logger
at which the learned trial judge arrived, though not exactly upon the
same grounds.
in the case of In ro Dagenham
(Thames) Dock Company ex parte
Hulse, VIII. Ch.. Ap. 102 2, Melllsh
L. J., expresses himself as follows:
"I have always understood that
where there is a stipulation that If
on a certain day an agreement remains either wholly or in any part
unperformed ���in which case the real
,,    ,,,,     , ,     .     , .    j damage may be either very large or
from Pe Ml who, when locked up in ' very trifling���there is to be a certain
forfeiture incurred, that .stipulation
is   to   be   treated   as   in   the   nature
the town jail at that place, set. the
prison on lire and had a narrow es
���rape from being burned to death
of a penalty." That was n case like
this of forfeiture claimed under the
letter of the agreement met by an
action for specific performance.
James, L, J., seems to have been of
the same opinion. "In my opinion,"
he Bays, "this Is a nextremely clear
1 case of a mere penalty for non-payment of the purchase money." He
endo by statin*!; that h- agreed with
the Master of the Rolls that it was
a penalty from which the company
were entitled to In1 relieved on pay-
S'vnnty-Five Thousand Hollars to He
Expended���Will Supply Current
to Operate Mines.
NELSON, March 14.���Seventy-live
f on sand dollars is to be expended
on the power plant at the juni tlou
pi the Salmon river and the Pend
d'Orieiie river is the announcement
made by David Walmsley one of the
directors or the Waneta Development   ment of "1R residue of the purchase
Company. money with interest.    No doubt, the
It is planned, stated Mr. Walmsley Earned Lord Justice referred in de-
to build a power line to Sheep Creek tail to the Bpeclal circumstances of
to supply the mines ot that camp the case, but it appears to their lord-
and possibly to extend to Salino. ships that that  reference was made
American capital is behind the \ In answer to the arguments which
project, which was originally mooted had been addressed to the court on
by the Pacific Exploration Company | behalf of the appellants. As regards
some years ago, said Mr. Walmsley.   the ground of his decision the    two
I lord  justices  seem  to have been  In
perfect accord.
Question at Issue.
CLOVERDALE,   March     17.���The       T,'<*  question   raised by  the pres-
Surrey Council decided at its Satur- ���* a"-l''*al appears to their lordships
J to come  within   the decision  in  the
day session not to join in the pro
posal of the Maple Ridge municipality that the Provincial government be
approached to establish a municipal
rock quarry at Pitt River in order
that all points ln the river could be
case of the Dagenham Docks. The
law in British Columbia on such a
point must be the same as the law
in this country.
The facts oi the  present  case,  so
supplied with crushed rock for road ' far as they are material to the deci-
purposes. The clerk was instructed sion, are as follows: By an agree-
to reply, as this does not materially ment dated the 14th of December.
affect Surrey, the council did uot see 1909 the respondent company agreed
its way clear to join in the request.     1 to K\\ to the appellant Kilmer, and
i Kilmer agreed to purchase certain
lands therein described for the sum
of $75,000, payable in manner and
on the days and times thereinafter
mentioned,   that   was to  say,   $2000
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^FZ���*���?.^ -f-SSft   on the execution of these presents
Two  Local  Elevators  Have Combined Capacity of 40,(ioo Bushels
Of (.ruin.
(From The  llritish Columbian.*
Tlle  city  of   New   Westminster  is '
adequate., equipped with grain stor-1
age accommodation both for the re-!
tail and  wholesale trade in the two
local  elevators,   that  of  the  Brack-
man-Ker    Milling    to. on Front St. i
with  a  capacity  of   15,000   bushels
and the new structure of the Grain
Urowers'   British   Columbia   Agency
on  the corner of    Columbia      and
Twelfth   street   which   has  a  capacity of  25,000  bushels.
For fifteen years the Brackman-
Ker Co. haa been operating its licensed grain elevator in connection
with the mill on Front street, where
the grain is not only stored but i_
also prepared for table use In tha
form of cereals and flour. A largo
amount of crushed oats and corn
for horse and cattle feed is also
produced. This elevator is connected Willi points throughout the
.Northwest and from these points
grain is shipped direct to the New
Westminster eevatlor pending the
time when it is either sold or milled.
Nearly all the Brackman-Ker
cereals which are consumed in New
Westminster are produced by tha
mill on Front street, including the
famous "B. & K." rolled oats, and
much of the grain used* In this district JB.handled through its elevator.
The new elevator recently erected
at the corner of Twelfth and Columbia streets by tha Grain Growers'
British Columbia Agency is now a
fully licensed grain elevator and already a large quantity of grain is
stored there. During the past week
twenty cars of grain has been received from the prairies and more
is expected daily. This company is
in touch with the United Farmers
of Alberta and other of the largest
agencies in that province which
ship grain here for storage or for
sale on commission.
In order to protect, the farmers
any grain grower can ship his produce to the local elevators for storage and the local firms are compelled to accept the shipment and
charge for storage only.
Sir    Riohnrd     McBride  Leaves     for
California���Ooes     Later     to
Washington,  D.C.
1     VICTORIA, March 20.���Last night
'Sir   Richard   McBride   left   for  California where he will deliver the an-
:nual  address to the students of the
University of California, next Saturday,     All the prominent educationalists of the state and many public men
isf California and other states have
arranged   to   greet   Sir   Richard   at
i Berkeley.
Sir Richard it is understood will
proceed to Washington where he will
me.t President Woodrow Wilson and
discuss the proposal to construct an
all-Pacific coast line from Mexico
fo Alaska. It is thought probable
that the line through British Columbia will be the Pacific Great Eastern
Fire Destroys     Mill    of    Thompson
River   Lumber   Company   at
KAMLOOl'S, March 11.���As the
result of a disastrous conflagration
at the Thompson River Lumber Company's mill yesterday morning there
is not left one stick standing upon
another of the buildings, and only
by the strenuous efforts of the fire
[brigade and a host of volunteer assistants were the piles of lumber
saved from destruction.
1 The fire which is thought to have
originated, In some way not understood, near the engine room was discovered at about 20 minutes past
twelve; and five minutes later the
whole building was one mass of
The company will suffer a heavy
loss. The destruction of the building
iinvolves $20,000 and of accessories
jan additional $8000. The insurance���so it is understood���unfortunately amounts to only $7000.
1 The firm has a large quantity of
.work in hand, and many contracts
I which .call for early completion. Re-
' building, will, therefore, be com-
Imenced without delay, and it ia ex-
jpected that very speedily the twelve
jmen at present thrown out of work
iwlll be actively employed, together
I with additional hands which will be
necessary to perform the firm's contracts timely.
NANAIMO, March 14.���The handsome residence of Mr. M. Sola, at
Chase river, was completely destroyed by fire with all its contents and
ithe loss is estimated at "5000. Be-
jSid-'s Mr. Sola and family in the
I house were twenty-five boarders who
work at South Wellington.
Railway now under construction.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle, M.A.,  vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor, Rev. C. R. Blunden.
Ladner���Sunday ichool, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladles'
CreBcent Island���Sunday school, 2
p.m.; 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 be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909: Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
low mass the following Monday, 6
a.m. F. 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
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.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
N&rthwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may he leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more, than
2r,60 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease n.ust be
made by the applicant In person to
the Agent, or -Sub-Agent of the district In which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
niu_t be described by sections, 01
legal 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 \,ot otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not. being operated, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal
mining rip-hta only, but tho lessee
may he permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of % 1
an acre.
For full  information    application
should be made to the Secretat
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
paid for.���$0690.
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fiilts of
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