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Volume 7
LADNER, B. C.   SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1913.
$1.00 A YEAR.
East Delta and Ladner LacrossetM-
in Readiness to Battle for
Opening Honors.
The curtain on local lacrosse will
be rung up on Saturday evening
when the East Delta Shamrocks and
New Officers Elected and Interesting Reports Delivered ahy Retiring Secretary-Treasurer.
Closing one of the most prosperous year in the history of the Ladner branch of the organization, the
Community  Sustains Great Loss in
Death  of  W.   J.   Lanning���
Host of Floral Tributes.
Ladner Beavers meet in the open- ! annual meeting of the Women's
ing fixture at Ladner. At this stage j Christian Temperance Union was
It would be difficult to prophesy the I held at the home of Mrs. R. Stokes
ultimate winner of the Mackenzie on Tuesday, May 6th. Interesting
cup, but judging from the personnel reports of the work of the past year
of the two competing teams for the were delivered by the secretary and
Initial clash a strenuous and hard-| treasurer, showing a satisfactory
fought battle for honors should en- ' rate of progress, were presented and
sue. Though a certain amount of > officers for the ensuing year elected.
healthy rivalry is always displayed I Mra w j Lanning is the presl-
in the meeting of the green and dent ror tlie vear 1913i and tho va_
blue representatives that friendly rlouB of**-Ces were supplied as fol-
spirit which has so popularized la- iows.
cro.-se  In  the  Delta is  always  evi  ;
With the boys settling down to |
steady practice the two teams hope
to overcome the weak spots in their
lliic-iips caused by the absence of
several of last year's stars. East
Delta have lost Prank and Sam
Weaver and Jack and Harry Brown, ,
while  the  absence  of  such   sterling
Vice-president���Mrs. E. Hutcherson.
Recording secretary���Mrs. D. B.
Corresponding secretary���Mrs. H.
Treasurer���Mrs. R. Stokes.
Vice-president for Presbyterian
Church���Mrs. H. D. Benson.
Vice-president      for      Methodist
players as Felix, Harry and Victor   p^^M���   w   R   Ellis
Guichon,   R.  Wilson,  F.   Smith   and   ^S^^mJ'tlj S_t Church
C.  McLeod   has   considerably  weak- j _^V  itl^M
Superintendent of Flower Mission
���Mrs. H. Wilson.
Superintendent   of   Railroad and
; Lumber  Camps���Mrs.  Kershaw.
Superintendent    of   Evangelism���
Mrs. A. Willcoek.
oned the Beavers
M. Palmer and ,T. Trim will handle thp game Saturday and the
teams will line up somewhat as
Ladner���Finlay Murray (Capt.1.
goal; Ray Hutcherson, point; J,
Clarke, coverpoint; D. McKay, first
defence; J. Kirkland. second defence; Hugh Burr, third defence;
C. Webster, centre; W. Frederick,
third home; L. Kirkland, second
home; P. Guichon, first home;
Harry Smith, inside homo; C. Gifford. outside home; J. Wlllock.
spare ���
East Delta���Albert Weaver, goal;
J. Condy, pol.i'.. R. Kittson, cover-
point; F. Dentils, first defence; H.
Kittson, second defence; R. Ford,
third defence; L. Dennis, centre; S.
Honeyman, third home; George
Dennis, first home; Robt. Kittson
(Capt.), Inslle hf.ie; R. Weaver,
outside home.
Following Is the revised schedule
of games for the 1913 season:
May 17���Beaver vs. Shamrocks.
May 21���Maple Leafs vs. Beavers.
Mav  30
June C���Shamr.i-;ks vs. Beavers.
June 13���Peavers ivs. Maple
June 17���Maple Leafs vs. Shamrocks.
June 20���Beavers vs. Shamrocks.
June  2
July 4���Shamrocks vs. Maple
Superintendent of Press Work���
Mrs. C. W. Nelson.
Superintendent of Franchise
Movement���Mrs. N. A. McDiarmid.
Superintendent of Scientific Temperance and Hygiene ��� Mrs. _>
The retiring secretary, Mrs. C. W.
Nelson in a comprehensive report
detailed the rapid development of
the organization since its inauguration. At the present time there
were forty-eight members enrolled
with four honorary names appearing. The roll had been increased by-
four during the past year. Meetings
had been held regularly the first
Tuesday of each month, eleven of
these at the following homes: Mrs.
A Lindseth, Mrs. W. J. Lannlng's
Camp (2), Mrs. J. McCallan, Mrs.
H. Willcoek, Mrs. E. Hutcherson (21,
Mrs   N   A. McDiarmid, Mrs. F. Cjjl-
_,, . ,,    ,     lis  Mrs. W. J. Lanning and Mrs. R
Shamrocks    vs.    Maple   a,'j,eg
In February 1- t a public meeting
was arranged foi  in ibe Pre��hyt*fJ
i Ian    Church  to commemorate    the
; birth of Frances Willard, the found-
i er of the movement.   An interesting
: address was delivered by Mrs. T. G. '
,,    ,     ,      . ,,        i West.    In the Odd Fellows' Hall, in
Maple Leafs  vs.  Beav- Kovembar, Mrs. Lashley Hall spoke
I in connection   with   the   provincial
I laws as they affected women. Sub-
i jects    worthy      of      mention    dis-
  i cussed at the  different  meetings of
HARBINGER OK SPRIXG. ithe union  were:    The  Annual Con-
  | ventlon  Report, Why I am a White
)n the eve of the opening game ', RJbboner, What Woman Is FiTted
following lines by one Interested tor the Ideal Home, Woman s But-
local  lacrosse are worthy of at-   frnge. Relation of Teachers to 1 ai
ms and   Parents to Teachers, and
Many Members In One Body.
Tlie White Ribbon Bulletin was
i subscribed for by all the members
I and quarterlies distributed in va-
i rious Sabbath schools to assist    the
temperance lesson.
I     In concluding her report Mrs. Nelson spoke as follows:
"We cannot report    our    roll of
membership  unbroken,   as  on  Octo-
l ber 8th our beloved  sister.  Mrs.  J.
1 McCallan,   was called   to  answer  to
,,  .    , - . .    ,.   her name "Up Yonder."   On Septem-
I'ut the most convincing sign of all   ber   jnt*.   the  regular  meeting  was
Is when the sticks appear. ; ...j^  at her i,ome    and   with  busy
When   the  boy's  get  out  their  uni- , h    dg  and   cheerful   face     she  wel
"���'-'����� the orchards are In blossom,
\i(l the fields are emerald green;
*nd in many a glowing garden
Are the flaunting tulips seen.
Have you  heard  the thrushes sing
^een  the robins everywhere?
^iiil do you know the feeling
That lacrosse ls In the air?
A hundred signs are telling us
That summer's nearly here,
Gf red and blue and green,
And every conversation turns
To battles that have been.
The situation's been discussed
From Inside home to goal,
And not a man but thinks his team
May claim the silver bowl.
But here's a word In senson, hoys,
fin life you'll find the same),
It's not the victory that counts
But���how you play the game!
coined us all. but before another
meeting the spirit had gone to be
forever with the Lord. As we remember this, mny we each resolve lithe following to do with our might
what our hands find to do.
"God has the best things for the
few, who dare to stand the test; we
want among the victorious throng
to havo our names confessed-
done, you did your beet.' "
The treasurer's report showed
that the receipts for the year
amounted to $134.27 and thnt the
expenditures totalled .UJ.BS, leaving  a  credit  balance of  $17.31. The
money was largely devoted toward*
A bridge across tho Fraser River   furthering   moral   reform   and  tem-
a   Annacis   Island   Is     the   project   nerance  work throughout   the prov
that the present city council of New   ince.
Westminster   anticipates     establishing and with this end in view, Mayor
Cray Interviewed sir    Richard McBride at Victoria this week.
The present bridge will soon be
'-"able to accommodate all the traffic expected and at the present time
is handicapping the B. C. Electric
Hallway in the extension of their
service on the south side of the rlv-
���'���'��� Sir Richard McBride attended
i meeting hdd ln New Westminster on May 13th to go into the
matter with Harbor Engineer Pow-
"" and representatives of the Groat
Northern and Canadian Northern
Hallway companies.
The inauguration of the new ferry
Fresh cucumbers. . grown under
glass, made their appearance on the
New Westminster market, yesterday
moming. Of hnlform eiae, thesup-
plv available was easily disposed of.
"li peats being required for each
vegetable. Large supplies or rhubarb were offered at 10 cents a
lunch with a good demand.
The floral nnd plant stalls con-
tJnue the centre of attraction, shoppers purchasing supplies of plants
and vegetables for bedding out purposes. ' Cabbage plants at two dozen for 2". cents, and tomatoes at 25
cents for one dozen, especially commanded large sales.
In the (ish section, oollchans have
entice between New Westminster disappeared entirely trom the mar
'1 Annacis Island. Port Mann, I ket. Halibut, salmon and sturgeon
���'���id Fraser Mills, and Port Coqutt- remained nt last week s p"����������.
'nm Which was foretold in these col- The vegetable market continues
"mils some weeks ago, will be an ac- weak. Potatoes were on oner at
'-mplished fact In the course of a 50 cents per sack.
"����� days and will be the means ot Eggs remained stationary ft 86
enabling visitors of various uotlying cents per dozen, and last we��l
""ints up and down the river to price for butter of 40 cents still
''ave a comfortable mode of trans-   held.
I'ortation.     The time table   ias not       The poultry section was wfll sup-
!" en finally decided upon. I plied.
A  deep   shadow     of    gloom   enshrouded the community on Sunday
! last   when     it     became     generally
known that one of the most honor-
' able   and   highly   respected   citizens
of   Delta   in   the  person  of  Walter
John   Lanning   had     passed   away.
The news came as a distinct shock
to  scores of his    friends    and ac-
, quaintances who, though aware that
he had been indisposed tor the last
I few   weeks,   did  not realize  his se-
' rious condition.
For two years Mr. Lanning had
been a sufferer from heart trouble,
' but until within a month ago had
been able to attend to his business
interests. Since that time his condition gradually weakened and toward the end of the week the gravity of the situation was apparent.
Despite every attention of his medical adviser, Dr. Woodley, Mr. Lanning passed away at the family resi-
I deuce, Delta street, at 3 o'clock
Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Lanning was 47 years of age
last October, and a native of War-
- minster, Wiltshire, England. 'His
father was engaged in the hardware
business, and after completing his
education at the Wesleyan College,
Taunton, he entered his father's
store. Attracted by the tide of emigration to Canada Mr. Lanning left
his native heath,' coming first to
I Victoria. In partnership with a Mr.
Wood, who was afterwards killed in
the South African war. he purchased n firming property at Strawberry Vale, near the capital, and
engaged in ranching for five years
before disposing of his farm.
Fifteen  years ago    he    came to j
Ladner to take charge of the hardware department of Thos. MeNeely's j
establishment,   continuing     in     the
same capacity when Marshall Smith
assumed control  of the same store. ;
Five years ago the firm of Lanning, '
Fawcett & Wilson was formed with
Mr.   Landing  as  senior  partner.        |
In   1805  ho  married    at  Victoria I
Gertrude Weare. who came out fron j
England to join him.    A widow, two !
daughters and three son? arj left to .
mourn his less. i
A man of quiet and unassuming
manner, Mr.    Lanning   commanded;
the respect and good will of all .vitii j
whom  he,  came  in    contact.      His
kindly  disposition  and    unfaltering i
co dries y "tvoti a no it ot Malta*.' citd f
admirers and his loss wii' ue fe.'t hy
the whole community.    His    Ja-ue*1
we?**- simple, and he enjoyed nothing
better than a day's outing on a ft.-l -
ing excursion  to  the Serpentine o"
Nicomekl rivers with a part.? of intimate   friends.      Deserving   charitable works  were always c.rtal"   ril j
hU support, both monetarily and by j
personal influence.    He tcok an ac   |
five  Interest  In  any  movement  at- I
fecting the welfare of the community.
The loss to the firm of Lanning, |
Fawcett & Wilson will be particular- j
Iy hard to fill, his business acumen,
and   executive  ability being  mainly
instrumental in making this firm tho ,
leading mercantile house in Ladner. \
In  politics Mr.    Lanning    was a
Itaunch  Liberal  but  took  no  active ',
part  In   the political arena.  He was
the   first   president  of   the   Ladner ���
Board of Trnde and afterwards cap- !
ably filled the position of secretary. ���
No more fitting tribute of the re-1
spect  in   which  he  was  held  could
be found  than  the large  gathering |
that   attended   the   funeral   service,
both   at   the   Methodist  Church  and
again   at   the   graveside.     At   2:30 j
o'clock   on  Tuesday  afternoon,   the j
rthurch   was  crowded  and  as  many I
more  were gathered outside  uriiblo '
to obtain admittance.     The services'
were solemn and impressive.      The j
pastor.   Rev.   C.   W.   Whittaker.   assisted by the Revs. J. H. Wirght, A. \
N.   Miller and    E.    Manuel,  forme- j
minister, officiating.    The    speaker's I
all   referred   in   touching   terms   to
the   sterling     worth     and     liberal, '
christian character of the departed.
A friend to everyone, the community
had sustained an Irreparable loss.
Over   eighty   vehicles   joined   the
funeral  cortege,  the  largest  attendance at  any funeral  In  the district.
The hearifl was burled In  floral offerings  which  bore mute testimony j
of tho esteem In which he wns held.
Messrs   Marshall   Smith,   W.      A.
Kirkland,  Thomas     Hume.     H.     J. j
Hutcherson, Joseph Harris and  Dr. j
Woodley were'the pallbearers.
The chief mourners were Mrs. W.
J. Lanning. wdow; Mabel and Mar-
jot ie. daughters: Roland, Walter ,
and Harold, sons; MIbb M. S. Weare.,
Bister-in-l&W; Mr. B. II. Weare,
brother-in-law, and Mr. Thos. Lanning.  of Vancouver, cousin.
Amongst those from whom floral
tributes were received were the following: i
Wreaths���Board of Trade, "Our
First President," "Camp Comrades."
Ladies' Aid if the Methodist
Church. Women'*- Missionary Society, W. c. T, *T, rarkinsdn, Archibald & coy, V uicouver; MoClary
Manufacturing Company, Vancouver;
the Students of Columbian College,
New Westminster; Mr. and Mrs. A.
Parmlter, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kirkland; Mr. and Mrs. W. Roberts. Mr.
and Mrs. J. Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. F. Cullls, Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Wilson. Mr. and
Mrs. A. T. Fawcett. Mr. and Mrs.
George London. Miss Winona Par- '
miter and Miss GlndyR Potton. Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Ladner. Mr. and i
Mrs. D. A. McKee, Mr. and Mrs. R.
A. Coleman. Mr. and Mrs. Mackenrot,   the   Francis  children,  Mr.  and
C. E. R.    Given    Permission
Erect Temporary Structure in
Delta���Road Contracts.
Permission was granted the B. C
i Electric Railway to erect a temporary transformer house at the corner
-f the Oliver and Trunk roads, and
a new system of letting road rocking contracts was discussed at the
regular meeting of the Delta municipal council held Monday, May 12.
Permission  was granted  ratepay-
j ers of the Crescent    Island road to
I clean out the municipal  ditch, the
dirt to be distributed to the satis-
! faction of tho roads foreman.
1     The solicitors advised that in connection with    straightening the jog
i in  the  Fairview  road  it  would  be
i necessary to obtain a surveyor's re-
1 port and a proper surveyor's descrip-
: tion as to the land proposed to be
j turned over in lieu of the present
gazetted road to be forwarded to the
government.     The   reeve   was     appointed to take up the matter-with
i the member.
i     The     attorney-general's     depart-
] ment advised  that .a  rate  of fifty
| cents daily would be charged    for
municipal    prisoners    confined    in
provincial gaols,    The wardens had
been   instructed   to     present    half
yearly    statements.     Fines   for  infraction   of  provincial   laws   would
henceforth be retained by the municipalities unless otherwise specified.
W.  McC'rea  was  granted permission to erect a verandah over   the
sidewalk  in front of  his  establishment.
The dyking committee reported
that the dyke on Annacis Island had
been cut down by Chinese but on
strong representation being made
by the council repairs had been effected. A flood box nt Richardson
Landing was in a very bad state of
repair. The roads foreman reported
that this was being repaired.
Councillor Kirkland reported that
if arrangements could be made for
handling rock at this end Gilley
Bros, would send it down by scow.
Councillors Dennis and Brown,
introduced a plan for auctioning off
the hauling and grading contracts
for distribution of rock in the east
"-nd, wherebv the work on each
road would be tendered for separately.
The matter of making a grant
to the Royal Columbian hospital,
wa��, owiuf t**> <*i*!n.geney nf finances
left over until a settlement of the
Dr. Wilson case was effected.
In regard to repairing the Boundary Bay road it was reported that
very reasonable terms for hauling
'am shells could be made with res-
i lenis of the American side who
v.-err anxious to have the road fixed.
Current accounts were passed for
Death of Rev. '3. F. Betts Removes  No Blaine Is Attached to Officers of
Interesting   Figure   in   Religious World of Province.
Rev. John F. Betts, aged 70, pastor of the Mountain View Methodist
Church, Vancouver, a pioneer of
Methodism in British Columbia, and
at one time pastor of the Ladner
church, passed away on Tuesday
morning, after a lingering illness.
The late Mr. Betts was well and
favorably known throughout the
Delta and numbered many Ladner
residents as intimate friends. As
recently as last June he spent two i
Steamer Ophir or Lincoln Steamship Company.
That death was due to accidental
burning or suffocation, no blame being attachable to the Lincoln Steamship Co. or oficers of the ill-fated
steamer Ophir, destroyed by fire
last Friday morning, was the verdict
returned at the Coroner's inquest
held in the Court House, Ladner, on
Monday, May 12, into the death of
the six men who perished in the disaster. Evidence of ly-j-o.ie attempts
to rescue the men was given by the
survivors, and it was only after the
weeks in camp at Boundary* Bay and I v<-ssel was a seething mass of flames
conducted services amongst the lr��m stem t0 stern, endangering 'he
families gathered at Grauer's Beach. s*"|Jt.' of the wharf to which she was
He was horn in Cumberland ,.r".����rci1' that shc wis finally cut
County, Nova Scotia, and educated 'E,, ,
at Mount Allison College, the mat- L Jne lollowlng comprised the jury:
ron of which, Miss Chesley, he later
married. For a time he taught
school but in 1870 was admitted to
the ministry in Nova Scotia. He
held several important charges In
that province and in New Brunswick.
Later, _iowever, attracted by the
general western movement, Mr.
Betts came to Winnipeg and Calgary. While in the Territories he
was charged with missionary supervision work and in that capacity
travelled much over the prairie.
About 2 5 years ago he came to British Columbia and was instrumental
in conjunction with Dr. Robson in
establishing many churches which
are  today strong congregations.
Mr.  Betts held  pastorates in  the
present    Queen's    Avenue    Church, !
New Westminster;     the    Centennial
Paul Swensen, foreman; Jas. Berne'y,
Jas. Trim, Angus Hume, Geo. Aman,
and S. McQuinn. A trip was made to
the present situation of the vessel on
Saturday afternoon, when a few
charred hones, the sole remains of
the men, were recovered.
The name of one of the victims of
the tragedy will probably never be
known as the ship's papers were consumed. Those believed to have perished are: Chas. Hendricksen, winch-
nuin, native of Finland; Cecil Price,
fireman, an Australian; Wm. Braid,
deckhand, Glasgow; J. Hume, deckhand, Glasgow; W. E. Page, deckhand, Englishman, and an unknown
John Syrack Johan, of Vancouver,
master mariner, testified that he was
tr**iin of the Ophir at the time of
Church at Victoria, and at Nanai-i'"'r destruction by fire on the morn-
mo. Kamloops, Grand Forks, and for \ ;;'S of May 9. The vessel left Vau-
the past two years at the Mountain couver af 1 o'clock the previous af-
View  Church.    Vancouver.       While ,| reruoon with a carga of tinplate and
WIL'e stooping down bailing out
Ills boa* lit the Brunswick Cannery,
Fra.'k r'rc.Bo, an Austrian, was
selzf _ with a sudden heart attack
and e\plred within five minutes of
the seizure. Medical assistance was
summoned but death had intervened before this_ could arrive. Dr.
King, the coroner, decided that an
inqnu-t was unnecessary and dlag-
nosfd tho case as one of acute dilation of the heart.
Freaso was a recent arlval from
Seohelt, B. C, and was living In the
vicinity of the cannery perparatory
to engaging in the fishing industry
upon arrival of the elusive sock-
eve. .
occupying the pulpit in New Westminster the church and the pastor's
personal property were destroyed in
the general fire of 1898. Mr. Betts
was instrumental in constructing
the Queen's Avenue Church.
The Mountain View church, two
weeks after its completion, was rfes-
troyed  by  fire,  and  for the  second
machinery, arriving at the Brunswick
Cannery, Canoe Pass, about 7 p.m.
After discharging 200 coolers the
work of unloading was postponed until morning. He retired at 12:30,
first making his usual round of Inspection, finding everything in order.
Shortly after three he was awakened
by   dense  smoke,     and  rousing  the
time Rev. Mr. Betts lost the fruits deckhand sleeping In the adjoining
of his -labor. However, with ta- I wheelhouse. he rushed on deck shout-
domitable courage h6 recommenced ing "Fire."    The mate was already
the work with the result that the
present splendid edifice crowned
his labor ln that behalf. With declining health Mr. Betts looked forward to retirement from the work
and a short time ago in recognition
of his splendid work as a pioneer
missionary pastor the official Metho-
odist body in Vancouver nominated
him for superannuation. Mr. Betts
established the field now known as
the Central church on Princess St.
He was twice president of the
Methodist conference and for a considerable time led the extension
work in Greater Vancouver.    For a
attempting to break open the freight
doors between decks to reach the men
sleeping in the forecastle, but as soon
as his axe penetrated the wood dense
volumes of smoke belched forth driving .nm back. ' The engineer tried
to reach the men by breaking directly into the forecastle from the overhead deck, but met a similar experience. The vessel's head was swung
round to the wind to keep the flames
working aft away from the forecastle
and further attempts to rouse the inmates were renewed without success.
He believed the men were suffocated
by the smoke before any of the sur-
number of years he  was president  vivors were aroused. Seeing that the
Ms.  A. de R. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs.
Marshall Smith, Vancouver; Mr. and -
Mrs.  A. D.  Paterson, Mr. and Mrs.
II.  A.  McGowan,    Vancouver;     Mr.
cud Mrs. J. -Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. |
E. S. Douglas. Mr. and . Mrs.   W. E.
Curtis.  New Westminster;   Mr.  and
Mrs. E. Hutcherson, Miss Hazel and |
Mr. Ray Hutcherson,  Mr.  nnd Mrs.
James Cook, Mr. and MrB. D. Dove,
North Vancouver;     Mr.    and    Mrs.
Heath  Nicholson,    Vancouver;     Mr.
and Mrs. H. J. Hutcherson, Vancouver.
Crosses���Staff of Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson, Grandma, Mali and
Bart! Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arthur,
Mr. Thomas Thirkle and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Langford Richardson, New
Sprays���Post Office Staff, telephone orflce staff, Mr. nnd Mrs. T.
Fosler. Mr. nnd Mrs. A. Roberts, Mr.
nnd Mrs. George Brewster,J\lrs. Wm.
Ladner and Miss McLellan, Mabel
nnd Roland, Mr. and Mrs. George
Sheldrake. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Harris, Vancouver; Mr. and Mrs. C.
Nelson, Mr. and MrB. D. Ellis, Mrs.
and Misses Gillanders. Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Roberts, Edmonds; Mr. and
Mrs. D. B. Grant, Mr. and Mrs.
Kershaw, Mr. and Mrs. II. Wilson,
Mr. antl Mrs. N. A. McDiarmid, Mr.
and Mrs. D. Giffin,.Vancouver; Miss
Stars���Mr. and Mrs. J. Tamboline, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Benson.
Anchors���A. O. V. W., Baptist
Church Guild. Mr. and Mrs. 1. Whitworth and family.
Sheaths���-Mr. Jas. McCallan, Mr.
and Mrs. Norman  McCallan.
Cut Flowers���Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Ladner, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis
I.adner. "MV. and Mrs. Leon I.adner,
Vancouver. ���
"Flowers from hls beloved garden," wife and family.
The grave was lined with evergreen and dogwood by the members
of the staff of Lanning. Fawcett &
ot the board of governors of the
Columbian College. Mr. Betts was
also a member of the Ryerson College 4ioard and at yesterday's session a motion of condolence and
sorrow was passed by his associates
In that work. In addition to the
very large circle of friends all
thtough the Coast and East, Mr.
Betts leaves besides a widow, two
sons and one daughter, Walter, of
Kamloops; Harold and Miss Winnie
Betts of Vancouver.
Mr. Betts' last wish was that he
be buried by the side of his brethren
In the ministry during the conference session. He is the third pioneer minister ef the Methodist church
who had passed away In Vancouver.
at conference time. Rev. Cornelius
Bryant, the first member of the
Methodist church in British Columbia, and Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Robson,
the first Methodist preacher in this
province, having passed away on
similar occasions.
cannery was in danger he ordered the
stern line cut and the burning vessel
drifted down stream, grounding on
the bar about half a mile below.
Questioned by the foreman as
ther a watchman was carried the witness stated that it was not customary
except where Inflammable or explosive cargoes were aboard.
Arthur L. Williams, mate, corroborated the evidence of the captain
us to what happened up to the time
of ot isatlOP of work for the day. He
had gone into the forecastle at 9:30
and found a naked light, which was
extinguished by his orders. -Vt 11:30
he again went his rounds before retiring, and at that time there were no
lights whatever in the forecastle. He
told of the attempts to rescue the
N liW
Rl'SH    WORK    AT
A  deputation  of    business    men
voyaged to the mouth of the Fraser
i River on Friday,  May 9th    on    the
THE I dredge King Edward under the aus-
I pices of the New Westminster Board
��� ��� ���-- |of Trade for the purpose of judging
The Fraser    Valley    farmers will   0{  the manner in  which    the work
fight   for their home market using  undertaken to improve the channel
as  weapons the co-operative system I through   the   Sandheads   was   being
so  successfully  applied  to  the  mar-   conducted.
kettng of produce by the farmers! tiu, deputation wns taken on
and fruit growers of the United board the dredge Fruhling and
States. This was decided upon at a sp.-n! some time watching the pro-
convention held in New Westmin- cess of loading and dumping. Ou
ster on May 9 at which were dele- ' the return trip at an Informal meet-
gates from the different municipal!- | jng held on the King Edward the
ties and representatives of the city following conclusions wero arrived
of  New Westminster, the Board of  at:
Trade and the New Westminster l That the King Edward should be
I'rogressive Association. ��� placed at work    immediately    after
The QUPtliol   of  organization  was   high   water,   at   the  bar  across     the
mouth of the channel, such work to
be followed up and finished by the
Fruhling I also that night and day
shifts be established Instead of day
work only as at the present time.
It was agreed that considerable
saving of time would result from the
Installation of oil burners on the
dredges with a tank scow to furnish
the fuel on tiie spot and so save the
discussed at length  and  the following  resolution  marks the first step
In   the  work  of  bringing  about  the
desired result:    ���
"That It is most desirable thai
tho Provincial Government be In-
\iteii to coaib'ni the fanners' associations, boards of trade and municipal councils to organize co-operative associations among the farmers of the Fraser Valley and estab- ; loss of time running for coal
lish   a central  selling    agency, and ; .	
that a deputation be appointed to
Interview the Minister of Agriculture and ask for the appointment of
an organizer under its auspices."
The committee appointed to take
immediate action consists of the
President and Secretary of the New
Westminster Board of Trade. Professor Hill-Tout of Matsqui, Messrs.
Hutcherson of Delta, Dlnsmore of
The marking of the channel from
New Westminster to the gulf by
suitably placed lights to render It
absolutely safe for navigation at
night us well as day. has been taken up jointly by the Board of
Trade and the Progressive Associa-
Reeve Poppy of Langley, tlon and a finished scheme for the
Councillor Mcpherson of Burnaby. ' placing of these lights will be sub-
The committee were authorized to mltted to Captain Robertson of the,
add representatives of other niunici- Department of Marine and Fisheries
pallties to their number. at Victoria.
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Witness  Before   Agricultural    Commission Advocates Appointment
as a Means of Solution.
PORT      HAMMOND,    May    8.��� !
Speaking before the members of the |
Royal Agricultural Commission here
yesterday    afternoon, Mr.  John  H.;
Laity,   a   prominent   and   successful
dairy  farmer,  advocated    the    ap-1
pointment,   by   the  government,   of;
an official milk tester as the most
feasible  solution   of   what  he  con-
aldered the chief grievance of    the
dairy   farmers  of  the  Fraser  Val-
This official,     said    Mr.    Laity,
Should   be   a  thoroughly   competent :
man   who   would   make   daily   aftd
absolutely impartial tests of all milk i
Shipped    to    Vancouver and should
submit monthly reports to the medi-
cal health  officer,  wIiq could  then j
notify the farmers when their milk
tell   below   the   usual   standard   of
butter fat.
At  . present  the   B.   C.   dairyman
was not receiving fair treatment in j
comparison with the American ship- ���
pers, who were not subjected to the |
same rigorous  treatment.
"We are not at  present receiving
fair treatment at the hands of the.
wholesalers,"  continued  Mr.    Laity,
"as we  do  not know  until  the end j
of each  month  what  percentage of ]
butter  tut  we  are  allowed  and  fp i
make matters worse we are at the j'
mercy  (Of   th,o   wholesalers'     milk i
tester as to the percentage allowed." j
He knew  of several  cases,  he  said, j
where the percentage    had dropped
from 5 per cent, to 3 per cent, dur-!
ing the month.    Such a difference j
was almost an impossibility and was
plainly a case of gross carelessness
or else the tester was working for,
the interests of his employer.
What the farmers asked, he asserted, was to be put on a fair
competitive basis with the American
producer and the only solution in
his opinion, was by the appointment
of such an Inspector.
The daily shipments of milk
from this section, Mr. Laity placed
at 300 gallons besides about 75 gallons of cream, for which the farmer received 54 cents per pound butter fat during the summer and 65
cents in the winter, less freight,
which he estimated at 2 1-2 cents
per gallon.
For cream they received from .8
cents to 56 cents clear of express-
age. He considered that dairying
was by far the best paying business
in this section.
Potatoes could be grown profitably. He had planted about ten
acres per season for some years and
had generally found a ready market with the exception of this year.
Potatoes on his farm had averaged
nine tons per acre.
The question of cheap money was
an important, one to the Maple
Ridge farmer and he was heartily
in favor ot it if properly handled
and loaned only for improvement
oa the land itself. The amount so
loaned to be governed according to
the assessment.
Fruits, both large and small, do
well here. His efforts being mostly
confined to large fruits he had
found that pears and apples of certain varieties did much better than
Real estate speculators and' the
numerous subdivis;ons had caused
considerable decrease ln the annual
production of the distrirt in recent
years and had sent land values far
above their actual worth to the
bona fide farmer. The average
price of uncleared land is now about
$500 per acre, in some instances
situated as far as three miles from
any shipping rolnt.
NANAIMO, May 12.���J. D. Mc-
Niven, fair wage officer of the Dominion go\ernment, has been in the
City the P-isi few days investigating
into the circumstances connected
with the strike called in the mines
of this district by the United Mine
Workers. Mr. McNiven interviewed
the officials of the union, who in-
tormed him they did not want an
Inquiry held under the terms and
conditions of the Industrial Disputes Act, as the present dispute
would have to be-settled between
the mine operators and the United
Mine Workers of America. Employee-, not members of the union,
to the number of 500 have request-
til Mr. McNiven that an inquiry be
held by liiin at once, and he will in
11  probability accede to the latter
e quest,
Hinh Freight Rates nnd Lack of Co- j
operation Discussed Before Royal     j
Agricultural Commission,
AGASSIZ, May 10.���High freight
rates over the C.P.R. to Vancouver,
lack   of   co-operation   amongst  the j
farmers    and    the    imposition of a
higher   rate   of  duty  on   American j
milk shipped into British Columbia, j
were among the subjects discussed j
here yesterday morning at a short
session  of the  Royal     Agricultural j
Commisicn.    The sitting adjourned
at 12 o'clock and the afternoon was \
devoted to an inspection of the Dominion .experimental Station and the
hearing  of  expert  evidence  of  the
farm officials who submitted accurate  figures  on  the operations conducted     to     date,  evidence     being
heard from Farm Superintendent P. j
H.  Moore;   R.  C. Treherne,  provln-
cial  entomologist, and Dr.  S.  Had-1
Mr. H. Fooks, municipal clerk
and president of the board of trade,
asked that the Indian reserves in
this locality be thrown open for
purchase by the public. At present
the lands included in the reservations were not cultivated to any extent and considering the fact of the
productive value of such lands he
strongly advocated the desirability
of throwing these open for purchase.
R. L. Ashton, farmer and general
merchant, thought the cause of the
falling off in the yearly production
of fruit was due entirely to a lack
of co-operation.
"If we could get the different settlements to organize under some
responsible head and all produce
was graded and stamped according
to merit, I am sure great benefit
would accrue not only to the producer but also to the consumer."
"Residents here," he continued,
'are gradually but surely producing less fruit each year and are going in for stock raising even though
rruit fruit could be grown advantageously and profitably.
The cost of land clearing in the
vicinity of AgasBiz was placed by
Wm. Green at between $175 and
$200 per acre, $40 of which amount
would be eaten up by stumping
powder. Pears, plums and prunes
could be grown here at a profit, he
asserted, but apples were not a
success owing to the diseases of
canker and black spot. Spraying
with lime and sulphur, he declared did'no good although he had not
tried fall spraying. Farmers here
were not being helped by the agricultural department to any great
extent. Lectures, he did not think,
would interest the farmer unless
they were made more practical Ti
d?monstration, as theory talks did
not appeal to the average fruit
grower. If the government would
advocate the desirability of breeding the dual purpose cow better results would be obtained and the
dairymen would be materially
Chairman Hayward: "Farmers'
Institutes are now able to secure,
through the Wholesale Livestock Association, pure bred bulls for breeding purposes and I would suggest
that you get in touch with the secretary of that association and find
out how best to secure any animals
The average price of land here
was placed at $50 for uncleared
land up to $500 for improved.
Other witnesses heard' during the
inquiry were F. Sinclair, Ivo Twoy-
thenr, E. Corneau, H. F. McRae,
Wm. Green and H.  Fook.
Wallacmn will be the scene of the
next sitting of the Royal Agricultural Commission, after leaving
Agassiz. The session will be held
there on Monday next. On Tuesday
they will visit Merritt; Wednesday,
Nicola, and Kamloops on Thursday.
After the session at Kamloops a
vacation will be taken until May
27, when Salmon Arm will be visited, sittings taking place also at
Enderby, Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna,   Summerland   and   Penticton.
Battle Will  Win Battle,
SEATTLE, May 13.���There la
nl reason for believing rlia; Edgar
Battle is to lie named postmaster of
Seattle, regardless of the fact that
State Chairman Todd and Nation..1
Committeeman Pattison have urged
the selection of Mr. McDonald or Mr
Casey. II Is not possible to state
the eotat I circumstances Justifying
the belief ilia; Mr, Hat tif will be
recommended to the president by the
postoffice department except thai
through an informal discussien last
evening between three or four cabinet officials concerning patronage, a
verv definite Impression was gained
that Mr. Battle would get the plum.
VANCOUVER,  May  14.���With his
vessel Vancouver-bound and but two
.... ks' steaming from this port. Captain Wilson, of llie sugar steamt-r
Strathfiilan, jumped overboard and
was drowned, according to a report
main today by officers of the boat,
which docked this morning at the
Britit-h Columbia sugar refinery
wharf here.
MOOSE JAW, Sask., May IB. -
About an Inch of snow fell here last
night and was beneficial to 'he growing grain. In places thi wheal
up as high as four Inches and was
needing moisture.
OALGARY, Alta., May 10.���Cal-
gary housewives will place an embargo on all foodstuffs, the price of
j which, in their estimation, is too
jhigh. This ls only one of the steps
that the women of this city plan to
take ln a determined campaign
against the high cost of living. Heir ml   this  movement  to  reduce  the
prices o! certain foodstuffs is tlle
I Housewives League, which lias as
i members over aooo representative
I women of Calgary. Meetings of. the
league are now being held weekly
'and the plan lhat tin women Will
I follow in their efforts to reduce the
living cost in Calgary will be given
0 the public shortly. It is known,
however, that all fruits and vegetables will be purchased ibis summer by the carload and distributed
to the members of the league on the
consignment plan. In this way the
women figure that the exorbitant
profits that the middleman makes
Will be done away with nnd the
housewives will receive their produce at a reasonabh? price. Dealers
who insist in keeping the price of
certain commodities beyond reason
will not be patronized by the mem-
bets of the league. The members
have pledged themselves not to buy
articles which because of their price
are not in the reach of the ordinary
housewlft with a lilmted income. A
daily list of the prices of all foodstuffs will be kept by the league for
the convenience of Its members who
pledge themselves to consult it before doing their shopping. The
campaign of the women is arousing
:-r< at   interest in this city.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A rel :*.,!-! Preach regulator: never lails.   These1
p:!'r ��� :-.- r ?.?__.lini*iy powerful in regulating tiie
ui : p'irti'.n of the* fenm!*1 system.   Kirttisc
i llxirjui'.BS. hi. ilnVM'larjs in
'*> a box, or tbrj l.rllil. M_.!i ! to anv address
ri*�� -.cob-l! Dr a* ��"*-.. St. Cat-**-lues. <"'
Marathon lo Re Daylight Race.
BELLINGHAM, May 10. ��� The
mountain goat will again be the
official emblem of the Mount Baker
Marathon. The Marathon will start
at 5 o'clock in the morning and will
be a daylight race, the contestants
may ascend either trail, but must
descend on the opposite one. Prizes
will be given to the first contestant
to reach the summit over the Glacier
and Deming trail, automobiles and a
special train will be used to carry
the runners to the foot of the mountain and three prizes will be given to
the automobile drivers who carry
their riders to victory.
Neither Side Wants Him.
BLAINE, May 10.���James Kennedy, Scotchman by birth, who was detained at the immigration headquarters in Blaine, pending a decision
as to whether he belongs to the
United States or Canada, will be
allowed to remain in Canada for the
time being.
Since he deserted a British ship
in New Orleans ten years ago Kennedy has lived in both countries, but
during the past month the officers
on both sides of the line have refused to admit him, and he has come
to be known as "the human shuttlecock" and "the man without a country."
The Immigration men will make a
test case to decide whether Canadian officials can bar a man rejected
by the United States authorities after he has once been passed by Canadian  officials.
Russians Are Held at Custer.
CUSTER, May 12.���Customs Officer Farris has seven of a gang of
eight Russians in custody here who
are charged with being in this country unlawfully. The leader of the
gang, whom the customs officers say
has been smuggling Russians over
the International boundary line for
some time, also is under arrest and
his bond has been placed at $8000.
The Russians under arrest say they
gave the leader $1 each to get them
into this country and were to pay him
$- more each after they received
employment at Seattle. The leader, and three others, who are held
under bonds of $2500 each, will be
taken to Seattle today for trial. The
officers have been working on the
case for some time and say the smuggling of undesirables into this country had become a flourishing industry of late. They believe the capture of the gang lea-der will put a
stop to the practice.
Soft Fruit Pool.
WENATCHEE, May 13.���Directors of the Wenatchee Fruit Alliance held a meeting last night at
which were present the representatives of four prominent marketing
agencies. The alliance is a federation of soft fruit growers who are
forming.a pool of not less than 400
carloads of peaches, besides considerable apricots, cherries, pears and
other summer friuts. This class of
produce has hitherto been marketed
independently, growers shipping out
their fruit on open conisgnment and
with generally poor results.
The plan now ls to combine practically the entire soft fruit crop of
the valley into one pool, receive bids
from different agencies, select the
best, and give the entire tonnage to
this one agency which must sell f. o.
b. shipping point.
The four propositions received
last night are being put into the
form of a circular which will be
mailed to growers for their careful
study. Directors will then be advised of the sentiment of growers,
and selection of selling agent will
then be announced.
By making arrangements thus far
in advance of the crop movement
and giving the selling agent a guaranteed tonnage, it i_ confidently expected that excellent results will be
obtained. One feature of the movement is to secure a higher standard
of pack for soft fruit than has ever
yet been sent out of this valley. Inspection of Wenatchee apples for
shipment has always been much
more severe than for peaches.
I'licific Highway Fund Is Divided.
OLYMPIA, May 14.���In a three
hour meeting this afternoon the state
highway board, just returned from
Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom
counties, formally apportioned the
$90,000 appropriated for the Pacific
Highway from the King County line
to Bellingham.
Snohomish County gets $1(8,000, of
which $4000 is for the big cut and
nil just south of Everett and the remaining $26,000 for construction
work near Marysville. Whatcom
and Skagit Counties get $60,000.
Another important action was the
selection of the Northwest diagonal
route from Bellingham to Blaine in
preference to the Guide Meridian
route. The one chosen is about three
and one-half miles shorter than the
Guide Meridian line, 187,000 ll
available for this part of the highway.
May 21 the highway board will
start on it similar trip over the southern part of the Pacific Highway,
from I'ien-e County to the Columbia
for which $119,264 is available.
International Court    to Settle Outstanding Claims With United
States Begins Labors.
WASHINGTON, May 14.���With
Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British
ambassador and Mr. John Bassett
Moore, counsellor of the State Department, to represent their respective governments, the international
tribunal for the arbitration of outstanding pecuniary claims with the
United States, held its opening session here yesterday.
M. Henri A. Fromageot, of France,
president of the tribunal, made a
brief address, in which he spoke on
the desirability of arbitration in
settling differences between nations
and expressed the hope that all the
deliberations of the new tribunal
would lead to happy conclusions.
Efforts will be made to settle one
case a day so that the large number
of cases, which are on the schedule
may be disposed of. As there are
more than 300 cases on what is
known as the "first schedule," cases
which both governments have agreed
shnll be submitted to this judicial
arbitration, it will take a year of
working days to wipe the slate clear
nf this first list. By the time this
Ib done, a "second schedule probably will be ready."
"We believe," said Mr. Anderson,
"that the best way to prepare for
the celebration of the 100 years of
peace is to wipe out all claims between the two governments.
Sales Plans.
NORTH YAKIMA, May 14.���One
hundred valley fruit growers met on
Monday at court house, en invitation of W. N. Irish, one of the directors of the Northwest Fruit Exchange
of Portland. Reginald K. Parsons,
president; W. F. Gwin, general manager; L. A. Meacham, advertising
manager, and Worrnll Wilson, Us attorney, arrived Monday morning, and
Mr. Gwin was the principal speaker.
He explained the plans of
the Northwest Fruit Exchange. The
meeting had been arranged by Mr.
Irish, who a few months ago refused
re-election to the presidency of the
Yakima County Horticultural Union,
which marketed about thirty per
cent, of the Yakima crop last year.
The union declined to join the North
Pacific Fruit Distributers.
The Royal Banlt of cwda
Incorporated HMD.
Capital Authorized    925,000,000
Capital Paid Up    *H,BOO,000
Beet    ���la.SOCooo
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Million
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every d��
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his flnanci**,
Accounts may be opened with deposits ot One Dollar and Upwards
Interest palv or credited at the highest current rates, en May 31st anl
November 30tn each year.
f \l>M.t". b. c.
II. F. BISHOP. Manager
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
- Box 1332
|>gNM<^<H>^>4H><^M>4M��<��>^��4Hfr<N^����<H><M^X^ ****************t%f,t,
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. C. Phone 2
Sample Room. Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable <'
Arrivals at the Ladner Hotel
during the week were:G. E. Taylor,
I*"ort Langley; F. H. Brown, H. H.
Sloan, R. Brown, Thos 11. Hill, Vancouver; I). Murchie, New Westminster; A. W. Flsh, Everett; Thos.
Shortreed, Aldergrove, Mr. and Mrs.
H. II. Fisher, Holcomb, Washington.
Delta Hotel���R. F. Power, T.
Keogh. .1. H. Ilewson, H. Martin, A.
McLaohlan, R, Kelly. Lawfonl
S. Davis, N. Darling, ,1. T. Orant,
F. Ahems, Vancouver; A. B.
Tweedle, Victoria; W. H. McKenzie, Vancouver II. Marchant,
Westham Island; W. A. Tolmle, T.
Turner, J, D, Hand, A. Brace, A. D.
McLeod.- B, Bnrchlll. Vancouver; J.
11. Disney, John D. Itobertson, New
Westminster, it. H. Hardwicke, Annapolis Hoyal, N. S.; Q. McClusky,
Ladner; A. J. Beaton, D. Adamson,
T. C. Jackson, Vancouver.
C.-OVERDALE, May 12.���The
Surrey Women's Institute held its
monthly meeting on Wednesday,
May 7 in the municipal hall, Cloverdale, Mrs. Whiteley, president, in the
chair. There were seventeen members and five visitors present. The
principal business before the meeting was the election of delegates to
attend the conference of Women's
Institutes to be held shoruy at Chilliwack. Mrs. Whiteley, Mrs. McRae
and Mrs. Croft were chosen as the
official delegates, but It Is hoped that
several more of the members will be
able to attend part, If not all, of the
The secretary read the report of
the organization of school gardens,
a work which the Institute has undertaken at the suggestion of the
Minister of Agriculture. Flower
seeds have been distributed to four
schools, Cloverdale, Surrey Centre,
Kensington Prairie and Johnston
road. The gardens will be small
this year as th**���_<! was so little time
for preparing the ground, but it is
hoped that in a few years' time all
the school grounds in the district
will be gay throughout the summer.
The secretary reported that the
teachers and pupils all seemed very
enthusiastic on the subject.
After the business had been disposed of Mrs. Stebblns and Miss
Crulckshank, the lecturers sent by
the Department of Agriculture, addressed the meeting. MrB. Steb-
bins gave a very interesting talk on
gardening, dealing particularly with
the historical and educative view of
the subject. This was followed by
tin extremely clear and practical address on the extermination of house
flies by Miss Crulckshank. After a
heartv vote of thanks to the lecturers the meeting concluded hy sinking the National Anthem.
WH1TEMOUTM, Man., May 14.���
While paddling a canoe in the river
on Monday afternoon, Charles Her-
zog, 16-years-old. overbalanced himself, fell Into the water and was
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds ol
Shingles, Lath, Bash, Doers Turnings and Hows* Ttelahlngs
Phone  R14 Kburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
Vhe *Detta XJi
.OO A YEAR   in 'SSmmm
STEVESTON, May 12.���The
monthly meeting of the Richmond
branch of Victorian Order of Nurses
was held at the home of Mrs. O. E.
Darling on May 8. The principal
'tusiness in hand was the appointment of a nurste The secretary had
received word from the ohief lady
superintendent at Ottawa that Miss
V'Mitnn. of Vancouver, was available. Miss McMann was offered the
post and accepted, her duties commencing on Monday, May IS. Thei
local association Is to be congratu- I
lated upon securing a nurse so near!
at hand, instead of being forced to
get one from Ottawa, The same
schedule of rates will be employed
as is used in Vancouver. These arc-
very moderate and special concessions are made to dlsttess cases. It
is hoped that all those interested will
attend the next general meeting on
June 12.
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Blcknell are
being congratulated upon the arrival
of a baby boy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. McEachron are
renting Mr. Joe Benolt's house on
No. 1 road for the summer months.
Mr. McEachron Is at the Atlas Cannery.
ACYNARD wno __.U��D Hl3
THEIR WEIGHT IN <���<>'���"
Prince   Edward    Island   ranchers
have orders for 650 pairs at *lrt-<"
but they will   be  unable  to suppu
the demand. m^mwmmm
��� '��� ���
���ATURDAY, MAY 17, 1018.
"L_^j*ni>>iiiMift-���**���->*�����*���***-��><���*���** i����� 111111niiim11
Mr. Chas. Barnett paid a visit to
Vancouver  Wednesday.
Dr   J   Ker Wilson made a busi-
��� pegg trip to Vancouver Monday.
Mr   .*.. deR. Taylor was In Van-
I couver "on business Monday.
Mr   las   Kogerson    visited    the
[-Terminal City Saturday.
Mr Joe Newell is recovering from
I tl>u e'ffects of his recent accident.
j*,.. \v. McCrea visited Point Rob-
|ert- Tuesday.
Mr  W. Giffin    paid    a    visit to
lyancouver Monday evening.
...    g    W.    Fisher    visited  Jthe
iTerminal' City Wednesday.
.las. Moore, of East Delta, waB
jl city visitor last Friday.
Mr   ii.   lirown,  of  Surrey,  was  a
���visitor to the Royal City on Friday.
Mr. Ellis Ladner was a visitor to
Ladner the end of last week.
Dr.  Woodley  ,of Vancouver,  was
in town on Tuesday.
Mr.   Jos.   Jordan   paid   a   visit   to
Vancouver,   Thursday.
Mr.   H.  J.   Kirkland   visited   Vancouver Thursday.
Desperate Despard
Mr. It. Kittson paid a visit to New
Westminster   on   Thursday.
-Mr. W. Anderson  was a visitor io|
the Terminal City, Thursday.
Mr.  S.  W.  Fisher visited  Vancouver on Thursday,
Mr  Frank Guichon was a visitor
Ito tb<  Terminal City on Monday.
Mr. Ceo. Bell visited the Terminal
���City on Monday.
Mr. R. F. Ruddock, of New Westminster, paid a business visit to
Ladner  Weednesday.
Mr   and Mrs. Leon J. Ladner, of
I Vancouver, spent last  week end  in
Mr,  Harry  Smith,   of   the White
IBtorei  Is   enjoying   a   week's   vacation.
Mr John Reagh returned from a
I trip to Vancouver  on   the  mid-day
boat Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Lambert vis-
llte'tl the Terminal  City,  journeying
Mrs. I). A. McKee returned from
I a visit   to Vancouver  on   the  New
Delta Wednesday.
Miss Whitworth  returned  from  a
I visit in Vancouver on the New Delta
Thursday evening.
Mr. II. I). Benson was a passenger
Ifrom New Westminster on  the S.S.
Transfer. Thursday afternoon.
Mr.    Duncan    Gilchrist    returned
Ifrom  ti  trip  to  the   Royal City  by
the Transfer on  Thursday.
Kev.  ('.   W.  Whittaker  journeyed
Ito Vancouver to attend the eonfer-
��� - ol the Methodist church In that
Mr. U. li. Grant was a passenger
Ito Vancouver on  the New  Delta on
Monday morning.
Mr.  and   Mrs.   W.     Holmes  were
I passengers on the New Delta to Vancouver on Monday.
Mr. A. Smith, of Smith Bros., on
I Goudy   road,   made   a   trip   to   New
Westminster last Friday.
Mr,   John   Oliver, of East Delta,
I made a business trip to New Westminster on Friday last.
Mr.   Rupert   isher   returned   from
a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.
Mr. W. Anderson was a visitor to
the Terminal  City on Thursday.
Mr. W. J. Brandrith was a passenger on the New Delta Sunday
evening for Vancouver.
Mr. Eric Taylor, of E. S. Knowl-
ton's, Vancouver,- visited the parental home last week end.
Miss Gwendoline Dove, of North
Vancouver, was the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. E. T. Calvert this week.
Mr. Marshall Smith, of Vancouver, was a visitor to Ladner during
the week.
The Westham was in port Thursday with general merchandise from
The Trader was expected in port
on Friday to load potatoes for Victoria.
Mr. W. A. Kirkland was a visitor
to the Terminal City on business
last Thursday.
Mr. David Woods, of Cedar Cottage, paid a visit to Ladner during
the week.
Mrs. D. A. McKee visited the Royal
City this week, journeying up on
the Transfer, Tuesday morinng.
Miss Christie McGregor was a
visitor to New Westminster on Tuesday.
Mr. L. W. Embree attended the
regular weekly market in the Royal
City, Friday morning,
Mr. John Ford was a visitor to
New Westminster on Friday last,
taking in the market.
Mr. (has. MrKillop, the local horse .
I trainer,   paid  a   visit   to   the  Royal
City on Friday, attending live stock
on sales at the market. i
Mrs. VV. H. Siddall made her regit-,
lar weekly trip to New Westminster. '
I Journeying   on   the   Transfer   to   attend tin   market on Friday.
on the New Delta Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Slater drove
to New Westminster Sunday.
Mr. Harry Smith visited the Ter,
mlnal City last Wednesday, bringing
fcack the new uniforms for the
Mr. K. I). Simpson, formerly man-
lager ol  the Royal Bank of Canada
here, spenl   last  week  end  visiting
|friends here.
Mr. S. flray, of New Westminster,
I returned to the city on Sunday even-
Inn after spending the week end
fisitin*! friends here. .
Mr. and Mrs. E. Holbrook, of
Bapperton, were the guests of Mrs.
IJanics Mason, Mrs. Holbrook's
smother, last week end.
The Birdswell was in port Thursday loading a cargo of hay for Scntt
& Peden, Victoria, from J. Tamboline,  Westham  Island.
If you want a Blrv.-!e with years
proven Bervice behind it, get. a "Massey Silver Ribbon" ' Taylor Klec-
trle Co. *���
Mr. H. A. Cresswell was a visitor
here on Saturday and Sunday, returning to Vancouver on the New
Delta  Sunday  evening.
The  regular  weekly  shoot, of   tha
I Ladner dun Club will be held nt
'In traps on Tuesday evening. Mem-
bers are all requested to attend ns
- desired to have a particularly
1 turnout,
Mr. A. deR. Taylor leaves Saturday afternoon on a well-earned vaca-
tlo/i. Accompanied by Mrs. Taylor
he will visit Seattle, Portland and
other coast cities.
Attention  Is  directed  to  the  auc-
��� n ��ali at Dr. Wilson's ranch, which
- advertised   In   another column  by
Mr   il    \    Rich.     Dr.   Wilson,   who
- d liis property, Is disposing
���nn  horses, agricultural  im-
etc,  and   the sale should
Grass Seeds���Timothy, Alsyke
Clover, Red Clover, Rye Grass; Bran
and Shorts, Dairy ("hop, Corn, Rice
Meal, Wheat, Chick Feed, Chick Rice.
Grain Sacks, may be obtained of II.
N. Rich, agent Brackman-Ker Milling
I.adner. B.C. fl|
Snapshot taken of the arrest o f Mrs. Despard, aged sister of General French, who succeeded in holding up traffic in the busiest part of
London by gaining summit of grea t monument near London bridge and
throwing down banners and "votes for women" circulars.
worthy  of  notice  to  all  BngBged
1    farming Industry.
Tlic regular meeting of the Board
Trade    was    called    for Monday
Ievenlng, loth inst. A message of
-ondnli nee to the widow antl family
',' ''" late W. .1. Lanning was or-
,'��� "1 written, nfter which the meet-
ling adjourned for one week as a
tribntp in the memory of the de-
-Mrted member. Mr. Lanning had
IJlways taken a
.- .....-��� a   prominent part   in
"if meeting and was th
of the association.
The annual meeting of the Wo
men's Missionary Society, in connection with tht.- Methodist church, was
held   nt   the  home  nf   .Mrs.   F.   Cullls,
Westham street. Ncv officers were
elected and report! of the retiring
officers, showing the society to he
In a very flourishing condition, rej
CSiVed,     The new officers elected are
us Follows: President, Mrs. El don
Brodie; vice-president, Mrs. C, w.
Whittaker; secretary. Mrs. F. Cullls;
treasurer, Mrs. W. It. Kills.
meeting and was the first presl
id -nt -' *<- *-���- -*-������--   *
A  meeting   of   the   Delta   Driving
lrk Association will be held in the
if the I.adner Investment nnd
���'orporatlon,   Ltd.,   Saturday
"K.  Mav  17th.  at   8.30 o'clock.
'���""i initial arrangements for .the
���""'iKil race meet on June 20th will
" discussed. The secretary re-
a   full   attendance   of   mem-
'.II,.VI   ,
I North
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!'ain    service   on   the   Great
rn Railway has been somevhat
""tl  owing   to   trouble  on   the
line between New Westminster
ancouver.    Tuesday's train did
'urn until Wednesday forenoon
;   "as  after  midnight   before
' ty's    trip    was    concluded.
���vice was practically restored
After Long Trip Through Northern
Country���Guesses  Route   of
(From the British Columbian.)
Capt. James Scott of AgneB St.,
who arrived here on Saturday after
a trip through Peace River country, during which the party traveled 600 miles by dog team and about
three times that distance by rail
and steamer, brings an Interesting
story of travel, adventure and development   In   that  section.
The captain believes the Edmonton, Dunvegan & B. C. Railroad will
proceed from Dunvegan to Hudson's
Hope, thence to Fort McLeod, over
the Glscom Face and hence to Fort
George, where it would connect with
the Pacific Great Eastern, which ultimately will run into Vancouver
and New Westminster. Also It
would link up with the Grand
Trunk  Pacific to Prince Rupert.
That the question of marketing is
an all-Important one is the opinion
of Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Scott as emphasized in a letter writ-
tea by him to Secretary Stuart-Wade
of the board of trade, and read at
the meeting of the market committee on Thursday afternoon, when initial steps were taken to organize
the farmers of the Fraser Valley.
The letter reads in part as follows:
"I think that the farmer or fruit
grower should confine all his attention to growing the best quality of
produce at the minimum of cost, and
that someone wbo has made a special study of the subject should attend to the marketing of the produce to the best advantage.
"We have had a very successful
series of meetings in the Okanagan
Valley along these lines, and as a
result local organizations controlled
by tbe people themselves will be
formed at each producing centre,
and a central selling agency, composed of representatives from these
association will market the total
output of fruit and vegetables of
this valley. This is what has been
carried out with such marked success by the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association and the California
Citrus  Fruit  Growers'   Exchange.
There Ib a widespread movement
throughout the world along the lines
of co-operation amongst farmers,
and If they will only sink all petty
rivalries and jealousies and act ln
unison, there Is no saying what they
may accomplish. The signs of the
times point clearly to this, that the
day is not very far distant when the
farmers will have the right end of
the stick, and will get the returns for
their produce to which they are justly entitled. They must run their
business along up-to-date business
lines, or tbey will not be able to hold
their own. Internal competition
must result In lowering the prices.
For instance, the milk producers at
Duncan are getting 18 cents a gallon
for their milk. The retailer in this
city is paying 50c a gallon. There
ls something wrong somewhere.
"A meeting such as you are having will go into questions like these
undoubtedly, and I hope that as a result of your convention, something
may be accomplished which will help
the farmer to secure better prices
for his produce. That the principles of co-operation are sound cannot, I think, be gainsaid. It Is therefore up to the farmers to get together and act along these lines.
Again expressing my regret that I
will not be able to he present,
Yours very truly,
WM. 1*. SCOTT.
Deputy Minister.
steveston. May 14.��� Tin- banquet to the visiting members of the
Fraser Valley Municipal Publicity
Bureau will be tendered ln tho
Sockeye hotel Thursday afternoon.
following an automobile tour of the
municipality starting at Khurne late
ln the forenoon. After the banquet
a general meeting of the association
will be held.
Can-making at all of the local
canneries Jias begun. A force of
fcrty Chinamen are working at the
Imperial Cannery, which It Is understood, are preparing for an output
of forty thousand cases, while gangs
somewhat smaller are similarly engaged at the Gulf of Georgia, Scottish-Canadian, Richmond and other
establishments. Tall cans are now-
being made, for the most part.
When the flrst of next month the
Imperial cannery begins to make the
flats, lt will double the" number of
Chinese workers. Can-making will
continue up to within a shor* time
of the canning period, which will
probably begin during the last week
in June.
The rainy weather of the past
week has been relished by the farmers nnd market gardeners, hut n
very backward season Is renorted by
most of the men on the soil.
The Standing of   the   Pupils  of the
I.adner School for the Month
of April.
The following is the standing of
the pupils of the Ladner public
school for the month of April:
Entrance class���1. Roland Lanning; 2, Violet Hoey; 3, Nellie Ellis.
Fourth class���1, Marjorie Mason;
2. Eva Follis;   3,  Viola Richardson
and Eva Williamson.
Senior third���1, Carrie Eyton,
Oswald   Reagh;   -,   Leonard  Grant;
3, Ada Deane.
Junior thrid���1, Jean McDiarmid, Thomas Foster; 2, Albert
Marks; 3, Alex Eyton.
Second Reader���1, Harold Lanning; 2, Constance Francis; 3, Walter Lanning.
Senior First Reader���1, Stewart
Gifford; 2, Irene Baker; 3, Marjory
Junior First Reader���1, Laura
Leonard; 2, Alan Gifford; 3, Doris
Seppnd Primer���1, Florence Robinson; 2, Emile Blouin; 3, Adora
First Primer A���1, Ernest Kirkland; 2, Martha Alexander; 3, Wellington Taylor.
First Primer B���1, Clarence Lassiter; 2, Hazel Thompson; 3, Annie
Figures are available showing
the advances ln memberships and
moneys expended during the past
church year of the New Westminster District of Methodist Church.
These statistics which show a striking increase over past years are very
encouraging, but the church Is hopeful of establishing a new record for
the new year.
The district, which embraces the.
territory from Chilliwack to the sea,
is comprised of nineteen circuits
supplied by twelve ministers. The
total membership at the close of the
year was 1508. One hundred and
forty new members were received on
profession of faith while 196 were
admitted by letter. Exceptionally
large sums were raised for various
purposes, as follows:
Missions, $4,12"; salaries of ministers, $14,5971 general purposes,
$3fi,750; education. $1,691; Sunday
schools,  $1,978;   total,  $59,1103.
VICTORIA, May 14.���The Indian
Lands Commission, the memberB of
which are now arriving in the city of
Victoria, will probably not hold its
tirst session until next week, as until that time it Is not likely that all
of them will be assembled here.
That ls the opinion of Mr. J. G. H.
Bargerson. ejc-M.P., solicitor and sec-
letary of the commission, who reached the city yesterday.
Tenders, In writing, will be received by  the undersigned  up to twelve
j o'clock  noon, on  Friday. June 20th,
1913, for the purchase of lhe follow-
j ing property:
Lot 55. Subdivision of Lol too.
! Group 2, situate on Westham street,
in the Town of I.adner. The lot is
60x146, with two store buildings and
a stable erected thereon; one store
building 25x811 one storey high, and
one store building 26x70 two storeys
high, equipped with baka oven; also
a  stah!-.   g0_ 40
Terms���One-quarter cash, balance
to be seeurt l by mortgage,
The   highest   or   any   tenth r     nut
necessarily accepted.
Assignee, W. H. Smith,
Court House, New Westminster.
One 9-year-old mare, one 4-year-
old mare, one 10-year-old mare, one
filly, 7 dozen laying hens, rubber-
tired buggy, democrat, wheelbarrow,
200 feet galvanized water pipe, Mc-
Clary range (No. 9), 3 stoveB, two
bedroom suites, beds and bedding,
tables, chairs, washing machine,
crockery, tinware and an assortment
of miscellaneous effects, which Mr.
II. N. Rich has received instructions
from Mr. Lyman Inman to sell by
auction on the premises, Slough
Road, on
Thursday, May 29th, 1913
AT 2:80 P. M.
Terms, cash.
Auction Offices LADNER, B. C.
Pure Bred and Grade Clydesdales, Registered and Grade
Hackneys and Standard
Bred Horses, Dairy Cattle,
Comprising one pair of pure bred
Clydesdale mares, eight years old,
3400 lbs.; 4 mares, 7 and 8 years
old, With foals at foot; 2 mares,
yeld, 7 and 8 years old, weights from
1400 to 1500 lbs.; three four-yt
old fillies; five three-year-old fillies,
weight from 1400 to 1600 lbs.: three
two-year-old fillies and one yearlinj.
gelding, grade Clydesdales; ten
heavy draft geldings, 4, 5, 7 and s
years old, weights from 1400 to
1700 lbs.; one pair registered Hackney mares, beautiful driving pair;
two-year-old registered Hackney
stallion and one yearling entire colt,
both by "Rysdale King"; one five-
year-old chestnut mare, one four-
year-old brown gelding, one two-
year-old chestnut gelding and two
yearling brown colts, grade Hackneys; the registered standard bred
stallion "Del Railto" four yearB old;
black driving mare in foal to "Dei
Railto"; black driving mare, with
foal at foot; black driving mare, t
years old, yeld; also eleven dairy
cows, down calving, in milk and in
calf; wagon; Bet of harness, "etc.,
MR. H. N. RICH has received instructions from Dr. J. Ker
Wilson, who has rented his farm, to
sell by AUCTION, on the premises,
River road, six miles southwest of
New Westminster, on TUESDAY,
MAY 27th, 1913, at eleven o'clock.
The Auctioneer calls special attention to this dispersion Bale of
mares and fillies, as presenting a
splendid opportunity to those desiring to improve their present studs,
or to establish a stud. Full particulars of the stock appears in printed
bills, which may be obtained of the
Auctioneer, Ladner, B.C.
Terms���$50 or under, cash; over
that amount, cash or appro\ed joint
notes at six months bearing interest
at seven per cent, per annum.
Luncheon will be provided.
Local Business Men
Are realizing more every day
the value of the concise,
memory tickling Classified
Want Ads. Makt your story
short and pithy and our Want
Ad. Columns will repay you
a hundred fold for the small
CO NM-NSED      Al) V_*_.TISE,\.ENTS
Tor Sale, For Exchange, Wanted ta
Purchase, To Let, 1-MM, Found, Work
Wanted, Situation! Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum. -6 cant* for any mm*
advt. These rates tor cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be ta oj I p.m
on Thursday.
FOR SALE���Seven and one-half
acres on corner of Goudy and
Trunk Road. This is one of the
best corner lots on the Delta,
Apply to W. Lougheed, Ladner,
B. C.
A SNAP for quick sale at $40, one
Rudge Whitworth bicycle, complete with lamp, bell and parcel
carrier; only used two weeks.
Regular price, $55. Taylor Electric Co
$1500 TO LOAN on Delta farm security. Enquire of E. Hartnell,
Mrs. W. J. Lanning and family
wiBh to express their heartfelt appreciation of the deep sympathy extended in their recent sad bereavement.
North Coast Land Co.
Paid-up  Capital $1,500,000.00
General Offices. Metropolitan Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
Highest Prices for Live and Dressed
Poultry,    Fresh Eggs and    Product.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market,  Main  St.,     Vancouver.
5 C
3    Mineral and     -
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE nnd all kinds oi
Your Patronage Solicited
Successor to P. C. Clark
��� AND���
General Blacksmithing
Delta Telephone Co., Ltd.
Incorporated lino.
We are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance in connection with
our service. Apply to
A. DeR. TAYLOR, Sec.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices Paid.
City Market.
Hei-d*.men ��<> His Majesty the King.
A. .1. WOODWARD, Sole Agent.
utii Gracvllle St., Vancouver
015 I', rt St.,  Vlcturiit.
Catalogue on application.
Invest In a Car-Don't Speculate
The purchase of a motor cat i- abcot as good an Investment an
the average man can make It means health-insurance, time-saving,
necessary  recreation.
Hut let it be an Investment, Don'l "t.-ike B flyer" on a car that
looks gootl or "sounds good nn pnp.f." Invest in a ear tlrat has a
permanent   organization   back  or   it.
The fact that the McLaughlins have been In Oshawa over 40 years
���building carriages and motor i ar s of hottest value���is your host evidence of the permanent "service we art going to render you if you buy a
m<i> .rt.ni.iN  'An "������/*',���; oo��� Limited,
Head fo,- advance W-.> kit I ��>f <mr 101:1 inotlela.
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SATURDAY, MAY 17, i9l3
Committee Appointed to Take Initiative Steps in Movement at Royal
City (ii'tliei-itig.
���With a rush of enthusiasm there
was yesterday initiated in the City
Council chamber a movement for organization by which it is expected to
reduce the cost of living to the consumer, raise the reward of the farmer and at the same time Increase the
volume of agricultural products of
the Fraser Valley and keep the
money of British Columbia in British Columbia. The meeting; was
hold under the auspices of the Market and Produce Committee of the
Board of Trade and while the attendance was nnt nn lnrre as the ocra-
s'on deserved, 'hose farmers who
were present were nil representative
men. As Die result of the meeting i
a delegation will go to Victoria to ]
lay before the Minister of Agriculture the advisability of organising
the farmers of the Fraser Valley under government auspices and of providing an organizer for that purpose. I
President Lee, of the Board of]
Trade, was In iho chair and Chairman Hayward, of the Ttoyai Agri-1
cultural Commission, was present!
with Commissioner shannon.
In his opening address President
Lee, after explaining the reasons for
the meeting, laid down the flrst
principles of the organization which
the  meeting  wns
These principles Included nnt. only
CO-operatlon In selling, which is not
a new .Idea, but co-operation In
growing, a very different matter of
the first importance. For example,
with proper organization the. man
wanting to plant potatoes might be
told to plant cabbages, a sufficient
area having already been planted to
potatoes. This would prevent the
periodical glut, followed by the periodical scarcity, which has marked the
market for almost all locally grown
products up to tho present time.
Cold Storage.
In the discussion that followed
Mr. Warner, from Aldergrove, stated
that he had been in the habit of
bringing in fresh meat to the mar-
ana the farmer getting too little. He
believed In co-operation among the
farmers. Mr. Johnson brought up
the hay duty question, complaining
that it was too unequal. The duty
from the United States here was $2
a ton, while the duty from this side
into the United States was |4 a ton.
He was in sympathy with the movement and thought the majority of
the farmers were too.
Co-operation Required.
Reeve Poppy, of Langley, was an-1
other  sympathizer  who  emphasized
the need of co-operation    not only ]
among the producers but between the
produoers  and  the  consumers,  the I
former being insufficient alone.    He
referred to the fact that produce was
not graded, so that    the man who
produced   a high  grade  article  suffered   by   reason   of   the   man   who
shipped   a  low   grade   product,   the
produce being collected antl reaching
the  wholesaler in built.
Market. Clerk MacKenzie believed
that if the producers would co-operate and organize their production
(hey could control the situation. The
prosperity of the community depended on the amount of production.
He believed that this city gave greater facilities to the farmers, including  fees  which   wero  based   strictly
on Ihe cost of upkeep. Delivery facilities had been a bit upset by street
Improvement work but tbls year delivery would be better than ever.
Lack  of organization  among the
,    \,i ^"Ynmo+B1 producers resulted ln some of them
"          "selling   Independently,   if   they   got
the chance, to the retailers, instead
of standing by the market.
Government  Aid.
Mr. MacKenzie was also of the
opinion that in both Canada and the
United States there had been over
production on the farms, which had
caused low prices to the producer
and aided In bringing about the financial stringency. He favored government, aid to the agriculturist and
emphasized the need of good roads.
He also considered that if the farmers would more regularly supply the
market with their products there
would he a more regular demand.
Here Mr. MacKenzie instanced the j
chairman's illustration of the trouble
.   ,    , .     , , . or, in fact, impossibility, of supply- j
ket   anl   had   received  ample   proof,, ,      - order for any articie 0f
of the necessity for cold storage fa-  pr��duoe ��� sent into the city at the
clhtles in connection with the mar- t tlme   all fo- want 0f a sell-
ket,   which   facilities   Chairman   Lee   J,,-. -entre.     Mr. MacKenzle also fa-
had  explained  was  planned  In   con-      * fl mor- than one market day a,
nectlon with the proposed new mar-'     -k      This mlght  not have  been
Ir.   ���_*?,?& , t-. u .possible in the past, but with the In-
Mr. Hutcherson, of Delta   was of! J,-..--    f p0pulation It should come
6  oplnon     that     President    Lee's IA  market  uay,   for   Instance.   m����*I
the  opl
plan for a central selling agency was
very good. The farmer took the
biggest gamble of all. There were
now lying on tho ground in his district, ploughed up, many roots that
were rotting there because It would
not pay to gather and ship them.
In Australia.
Mr. Hutcherson proceeded to instance his ten years of experience in
Western Australia. While he was
there that province went through
the same experience, particularly in | 'nS
connection with apples, chickens
and eggs. The producers were making no money, though government
aided. The government could not
collect Interest on its loans unless
the farmers could sell their produce so lt proceeded to Mabllsh
central markets along the lines suggested by Mayor Gray. Tho result
now was that the farmers of Western
Australia were prosperous.
The Markets.
Mayor Gray spoke of the Seattle
markets with strong approval as a
good example. The farmers occupied the stalls themselves and any
family can get any farm produce
needed. No matter how many farmers come In they are given accommodation at a nominal rate, even If j
they have t0 sell on the street.
The only had feature he saw was |
that Japanese and foreigners were
the principal vendors, but he thought
that hy the organization of the farmers would prevent such an occurrence here. Tho mayor emphasized
the need of good roads for the. purposes of the farmers and urged that
the municipalities do their share to-
wnrds Improving them, a remark
which was applauded,
A New Market.
Mayor Cray stated    plainly    that
the city was prepared to build a new]
he arranged "for Langley one day,
Chilliwack another, Cloverdale another, and so on. He was sure the
government could assist greatly in
improving the standard of production and making more even.
A Successful Farmer.
Mr. Dlnsmore, of Elgin, an old
timer, got up and struck an optimistic chord by remarking that he had
himself made a fair success of farm-
He also dwelt on the need of
a market for general produce. He
had discovered that this was unsatisfactory and had devoted himself to dairying, something he could
sell in bulk.
Important Movement.
Commissioner Shannon was glad
to see the co-operation movement
started in the Lower Fraser Valley.
The movement was of exceptional
importance. He was very pleased to
hear from Mr. Thompson his account of the results of co-operation,
as increasing production, ln the
state of Washington. The agricultural colleges, he wns glad to say,
were now training students ln the
very necessary art, of salesmanship
as well as of producing.
Controlled Production.
Mr. Winslow of the provincial
horticultural department stated that
19,800 acres of potatoes had been
planted in this province last year.
Average yield Is eight ions to the
acre. The per capita consumption
was 13B pounds per annum. The
supply was therefore 35 times greater than demand, but as the department did not get tho figures until
June nothing could he done about
It. In thu Fraser Valley alone there
were 8000 acres of potatoes planted
which was more than enough for the
seconded by Prof. Hill-Tout, the
moti&n carried unanimously and the
following were appointed on the
committee. Messrs. J. A. Lee, Wade,
Prof. Hill-Tout (Matsqui), Dins-
more (Surrey), Hutcherson (Delta),
Councillor McPherson (Burnaby),
Alderman Henley (city), and Reeve
Poppy (Langley). The chairman
was given power to add to the numbers of the committee.
Chairman Lee wound up with an
eloquent appeal for the spread of
enthusiasm on the necessity for cooperation among the farmers and
between the farmers and the citizens.
A vote of thanks was passed to
Messrs. Hayward and Shannon of
the Royal Agricultural Commission
and '" Provincial Horticulturalist
Winslow  for  their  attendance.
Western Canada Company Buys Out
Brackman-Ker Interests���Price
Near i)il,O0O,00O.
(From  The  British  Columbian.)
Negotiations   were   consummated
in Victoria a few days ago for the
transfer of the assets and  goodwill
of the Brackman-Ker    Milling Co.,
having   large  interests     in   Alberta
and   British   Columbia.     The     pur-
I chase   price   is   understood     to     be
I nearly    fl,000,000.    The    business
I has  been  acquired  by the Western
! Canada     Flour   Mills   Co.,   Limited,
! which  company owns  and operates
! large   mills  at   Brandon,   St.   Boni-
j face, Man., and Goderich, Ont. This
i company has a capitalization of $2,-
| 500,000 and with the addition to its
i plant of the mills of the Brackman-
1 Ker Company will have a capacity
'of 10,000  barrels  dally.    The  pro-
| perties  acquired    from    the  latter
i company include an oatmeal mill at
1 Edmonton,   an    oatmeal     mill  and
j flour mill at Calgary, an    oatmeal
I mill in this city, and an oatmeal mill
; at Victoria.    Mr. S. A. McGay, vice-
i president  of  the  Western    Canada
j Flour Mills Co., negotiated the deal
for his company at  Victoria.    The
! sale, however, he stated, would not
! be closed until the  action was ap-
i proved by the board of directors of
' his company.
Mail for Eburne Is Sometimes Sent
to Sea Island Post Office, Also
Called Eburne.
EBURNE, Point Grey, May 13.���
Further consideration of the movement to change the name of the Sea
Island post office, which at present
goes under the name of Eburne,
while the post office in Eburne
proper is designated Eburne Station,
was given at the meeting of the
Point Grey and Richmond Board of
Trade in the Gordon block last evening, and it was decided to address
Mr. J. D. Taylor, M.P., asking that
he assist in securing a change in
narpe. The question is one upon
which many Eburne business men
have strong views, as mail often is a
day later in reaching them because
it is sent first, to Sea Island.
The Board of Trade received last
night a remittance of five hundred
dollars from the Point Grey council,
and this with t list of. eight new
members, was an encouraging feature of the evening. Next Monday
evening It will hold a special meeting
to discuss arrang "-ments for a "get
together" luncheon at one of the
local hotels. A luncheon at stated
intervals may result.
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Notice to Contractors.
Hall's* Prairie School.
market  and   n  cold  storage  in   con- '
nectlon  with  it, possibly this year,!
and certainly next year.
Organizers Required;
���    r-rdftssor    Hill-Tout    considered
that anything alone the lines already
suggested  which     would   assure  the;
growers ol the -means of disposing of
their piuiliice   would    be   Welcome
news Indeed.     He    emphasized the i
need of cold storage and considered
the lines ol  reorganization as sug-1
nested bj   '"resident  Lee admirable, |
3    os-
R. C. market. He hoped the
ganlzed efforts of the profiteers
would noon prevent such over rtro-
duction. In his offlcr.tl position he
had had occasion to note the deMine
of production ln recent years. He
believed that the remedy wa: the
improvement of markets by standardization of tiroducts and better
marketing facilities. British Columbia Is now Importing $2 worth of
food stuffs for every dollar':* worth
rained  in  the  province.
They share���but not evenly���the
great Astor millions. New pictures
of relatives of John Jacob Astor,
lost in the Titanic disaster a year
ago. The estate has just heen distributed in accordance with the
terms of the will. From the top:
Vincent Astor, son, $66,603,547;
Muriel, daughter, $3,000,000; Mrs.
Madeline Force Astor, oride of a
year. $1,695.17'.: Mrs. Ava Willing
Astor, divorced wife, $787,297.
bul   thought   they  did   not     go     furl Hit nation Defined.
i ti, ;,-:!i. lie wan convinced thai the , Publicity commissioner Wade said
-*iee would succeed better ii op-1 tha object or the meeting wns chlef-
rrati-d under ths department of ly to hear the views of the produc-
agrlculture at he believed, owing to I ers, He thought it unfair to the
rile   apparent   lack   of   lhe   sense   of | city  of New  Westminster    that  tilt"
���jo-ope ration among farmers ths
world over, government nid is absolutely needed. The United Slates
as well ns Australia had found it
necessary to send onl organizers to
organize the farmers. He favored
state organization and state aid. lie
would have such an organizer In
every largo agricultural centre such
ns Chilliwack, Clove-dale or Abbots-
"onl. and furthermore, a cold storage plant at each of such points
large enough to take care of the local business, Only along such
lines could the leakage of $15,oon.-
000 for farm produce Imported from
other countries he stopped.
The Social Side.
Another point brought out by the
S/ieaker was the necessity for improvement of country life. Itu-al
t.lgh schools, which would render
lt possilile fur fanners' children to
get secondary education without being forced to leave home The new
"Cr/vr* _cial University also should pay
uper.-aj attention to the agricultural
eourse and, if necessary, assist farmers' sons to a course of training.
Finally Prof. Hill-Tout expressed hls
conviction that, left to themselves,
farmers would never co-operate sue-
cetsfully, instancing the slender attendance of the farmers themselves
efforts of the b-.mr.l of trade should
not have been shown greater appreciation   by   a   larger   attendance.
, lie believed, however, that, tho
speeches listened to had added much
to the fund of available tn formation
; nnd had greatly defined the situation. The idea of tbe board of
trade, In the circumstances of the
probable moving of the market by
| tho city council, had been to move
the council to include storage facilities in the new market and the meet-
I lug had  accordingly  been  called  to
��� get  the Idea of the  producers.
He advocated the ideas of organization of products.    Mr. Wade said
had worked out a scheme of organization and he thought if Delta could
do that the other districts could do
the same.
It was decided then to proceed to
Chairman Lee suggested several
organized centres would be the best
for such a diversified district as
Surrey. He wanted opinions as to
whether tho municipalities should
get together and pay the expenses of
an organizer
Mr. Hutcherson thought the various municipalities should for a time
at least, be left to w-irk out their
own   salvation.
A Start Made.
Reeve Poppy, of Langley, said a
start had already lieen made- by his
municipality. He suggested that
delegates from the different municipalities meet the committee here.
Mr. MacKenzle thought that the
farmers' Institute might best organize Surrey, on account of Its
great extent. Ife suggest id the same
for Langley.
Alderman Henley suggested a
missionary work hy a delegation
from. say. New Westminster, to tour
the valley, hold meetings antl explain the project thoroughly to the
fanners, as many, owing to tlie scattered nature of 'he communities,
had not really us yet understood tho
Missionary  Work.
Mr. Hill-Tout thought organization would be premature until missionary work had been done among
the farmers by lecturing, showing
for example the excellent results,
that had been attained In the Stafe
or Washington as described by Mr.
Thompson, and point out the comparatively   rotten   state   of     affairs
Holy Communion, first and third
I 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 school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
ni-eting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent 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,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev. C.
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
St.  Andrew's Pre-thyterlnn.
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.
it   was a matter tif common knowl-l here, due to lack of organization.
edge that the dumping clause was
a dead letter as far as the importation of produce from the South of
the boundary. He believed that the
great problem for solution was that
presented by the middleman. He
also believed that the Fraser Valley
farmers held out too long for their
price nnd hnd not learned to give
and take. He advocated Intelligent
mm -.iuetui ui_.ii lutiunn, which
woutii uuueiiL noth pronucer and
consumer instead of fattening tho
middleman. Mr. Wade commented
on the fact that, with one exception,
no   deleuates, though  Invited, were
at the meeting. j   ----���, from other boards of trade
Mr. Johnson of Mud  U<iy.  was oi
ZZ too' mncl, ft SS Tod:" | ,nM.eCcherson of Delta   said Delta
Arter some further discussion,
Chairman Lee read a letter from
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Scott
and then offered the following resolution:
The Resolution.
"That It is most desirable that the
provincial government bs Invited by
the combined farmers' associations,
boards of trade an 1 municipal councils to organize co-operative associations among the fnrmers of the
Fraser Valley and establish a central selling agency and that a deputation be appointed to Interview the
minister of agriculture and ask for
the appointment of an organizer under Its auspices."
Moved      by  Secretary   Wade   and
Any corrections ln above names or
times should be sent to the office
of tho Delta Times. Ladner, B.C.
Advertise in Delta Times
Beginning April  1st
Via Steveston and
S.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver anil New Westminster
Week Days.
Leaves Ladner���8:30 a.m., 12:30
p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Leaves Steveston on arrival of car
leaving Granville street. Vancouver, station at 8:30 a.m., 12:311
p.m., and 6:30 p.m. New Westminster passengers will take car
leaving at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 and
6:01) p.m. for Eburne car, to connect with the boat.
Take notice that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between John
tt. Colllnson and John VV. Fraser, as
Livery Stable Men and Teamster.*,
has this day been dissolved, by mutual consent. The business will hereafter be carried on by William A.
Maxwell, by whom all accounts of
the old firm will be paid and to
whom all outstanding aoconnts due
the old firm are to be paid.
Ladner. April 25th,  1913.
Sealed tenders, superscribed "Tender for Hall's Prairie School," will
be received by the Hon. the Minister
of Public Works up to noon of Friday, the 23rd of May, 1913, for thc
election and completion of a two-
room school-house at Hall's Prairie,
in  the Delta   Electoral  District.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 28th day of April, 1913,
at the office of S. A. Fletcher, Government Agent, New Westminster;
Rev. T. H. Wright, Secretary of tne
School Board, Cloverdale; and tne
Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Intending tenders can obtain a
copy of the plans and specifications
by applying to the undersigned ror
the sum of ten dollars ($10), whicn
will be refunded on their return in
good order.
Each proposal must he accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to the Hon. the Minister of Public.
Works for a sum equal to 10 per
cent, of tender, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline
to enter into contract when called
upon to do so, or if he fail to complete the work contracted for. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of
unsuccessful tenderers will be Returned to them upon the execution
of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered un-^
less made out on the forms supplied,
signed  with  the actual signature of
the   tenderer,   and   enclosed   In   the
envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria,   B.C.,   April   25th,   1913.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant In person to
tho Agont or Sub-Agent of tho district In which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal sub-divisions of sections, and
In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant  himself.
Bach application must be accompanied by a fe6 of $5 which will be
refunded If the rights applied for
are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operntlng the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. H 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 rlphts only, but the lessee
may he permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $ I .
an acre.
For  full  information     application
should be made to the Secret .
the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B.���Unauthorized   publications
of   this   advertisement  will   not
paid fer.���30690.
fob ana
fiilts of
Call an J See Sample'
The Delt* Times la published ��*
Saturday from the Ttmse B"11*���*
Ladner. B.C. J. D. TayVW- um


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