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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR
Hoard of Trade    Will    Endeavor to
Get a Special Constable on
the Ferry.
The Dei'ia Board ol Trade at its
regular meeting on Monday evening
introduced the question of having
Mate Winchester, of Die Perry, appointed as a l'i*oviinial constable.
Ihat furtuer police protection is necessary on the ferry iu evident from
the fact that during the past week
several German and Austrian reservists nave been able to make their
���way to Point Roberts and get over
the  Boundary  line  by croiting  the
At New Westminster Is Featured By
Poultry���Price a Trifle Higher
���Eggs Plentiful.
Featuring tho Fraser Valley market, held at New Westminster, was
Jipoultry in large quantities. The price
was a trifle higher than it has been
for the past six weeks. Fifteen to
Blxteen cents a pound was asked for
live weight and the same price -for
live ducks, while dressed chickens
brought 25 cents a pound and dressed ducks 23 cents a pound.
A fair supply of eggs was on sale
and the high figure of 65 cents a
dozen was again received. Butter
was in its usual large supply and
sold at the stationary price of 40
cents a pound.
There was a fair attendance and
a large amount of the supplies was
brought from the Delta:
The following prices were quoted:
Wholesale Poultry.
Poultry, live weight   . . . .15c to 16c
British Knipire a Unit us to Righteousness of War in Which It Is
Now Engaged.
successful   Comfort   Social   Held   By
Laduer Women���Ship Articles
to the Front.
LONDON,  Nov.   12.���In  a speech |     Under  the auspices  of
delivered  in the House of Commons I vv omen's Patriot
yesterday,     after  the     opening    of inn comfort    _______________
Parliament, the Premier, Mr. As- Thursday afternoon in Se basement
quith, declared that he doubted'0f the St. Andrew's Presbyteriian
whether the war would last as long j church. All of the articles received
as some people originally predicted '-���-���-  -
tic Society
show ci-     was
tha  Delta
a success
river  on  the  ferry.      The  Board  of ,
Trade are of the opinion  that this |Chickens, broilers, per lb. 14c to 15c
could 'be stopped if the mate were
���given police authority. Mate Winchester is also to 'be appointed as a
deputj game warden to assist the
watching of hunters that cross over
on the terry with the illegal number
of birds and with hen pheasants.
Secretary Fisher was instructed to
draw up a petition asking that a
light be placed some place near the
ferry slip. All those desiring to
_ign the petition will find it at Fisher's drug store or with the mate on
the  ferry.
Mr. V. Taylor drew the attention
of the board to the fact that on Saturday a large number of young children spent their spare time by riding back and forth on the ferry.
The captain will be asked to stop the
children from doing this for fear
some one of them being hurt.
Tlie danger of some one being injured from one of the teams driving Jrom the ferry to the large
number of men who lounge around
the ferry slip was drawn to the attention of the board by Mr. Win.
Hornby. Tbe City Council will be
asked to have the police B86 that
no people, spend their spare time
standing around tlie slip.
Ducks, live weight    15c
Retail  Poultry.
Spring chickens, dressed     25c
Hens, dressed, per lb 2 3c
Pigeons, each 25c to 35c
Ducks,  dressed,   per  lb 25c
Squabs,  each    35c to  40c
Potatoes, per sack  ...90c to $1.15
Potatoes, per ton    $16 to $18
Sweet  Corn,  per  doz.   10c to  12%c
Celery, per bunch    5c
Cucumbers, each    5c
Cauliflower, per bead  ...10c to 15c
Tomatoes,  per  lb 2c
^^____ .   will   ee  sent  to  the  soldier  boys  of
but that it would last long was cer-,the Delta that aro now nt the front.
tain. _ I Separate bugs will be sent with etch
"However, tlie longer it lasts," 'containing knitted belts, mitts, scarfs,
continued the Premier, "the more j socks, pyjamas or nightshirts. A
the great resources and strength committee With Mrs. Leathi-reiti as
which the Empire possesses will be |chairman, has charge of this work,
available to fill the gups, to replace j Other articles received were, leath-
the losses and maintain our position. ier boot locea, pocket comb-, nail
The Empire is on trial and the ex-| scissors, tooth brushes, needles and
periences of the last three months'thread, darning noodles, safety pin-
have inspired us with the confident I Indelible pencils, tubes of
hope that the longer the trial lasts I chewing gum; cold
tbe  more  clearly   we     will    emerge ; past-,   carboli
Dominion's   First  Overseas   Contingent Has Developed Wonderfully
Since Its Mobilization.
MONTREAL, Nov. 12.���A Montreal Star correspondent with the
Canadian expeditionary forces in
England, writing from Bustard
Camp, Salisbury Plain, under date
of October 26, makes some complimentary comment on the Improvement he notes in the ranks. He
"The average Canadian soldier Is
beginning to feel that Valcartier,
rough though it may have been, was
('jj, mot go bad a place after all.
"He Is beginning to realize the
great work that was achieved there,
the thought given to his comfort,
and the conveniences that made the
Instruct   Pres.    Kirkland   to   Keep
Account of All Produce Sent to
Relief Funds.
At the regular meeting of the
Delta Board of Trade held on Monday evening with President \V. A.
Kirkland in the chair, the president
was instructed to interview the
Delta Patriotic Committee with the
suggestion that an accurate account
days  pass  with   less'hardships  thani  *Vf   "'f<le  ('f, a"   produce  shipped   to
.-jlist be met here. the  New   VV est minster  and   Vancou-
.5c to
Mrs. William Wright and her sister, MiSS iLobb, were visitors to Vancouver,  on  Thursday.   '
Customs Inspector E. T. Calvert
has ibeen installed In liis new office
as postmaster of the Boundary Bay
post office.
Mr. Dan Reagh is busy clearing
the right-of-way on the Point Roberts road for the B. C. Telephone
line. ��|-��M
Mr. Geo. Dennis, deputy provincial
game warden, paid Boundary Bay
district a visit. He reports pheasants scarce.
Mr.   F.   Brandrith,  deputy  provin
Green Tomatoes, per lb
Cabbages, per  head   . . .
Pumpkins,   each    	
Citrons, each   	
Squash, each    15c to
Kggs and Butter.
Eggs, retail 60c to
Eggs, wholesale 50c to 55c
Butter, retail, per lb 4 0c
Butter, wholesale, per lb 35c
Honey, per lb 25c
Extracted honey, per lb 25c
Wholesale Meat.
Pork, per lb 10c to 10V2c
Pork, salt, per lb 13c
Pigs, small, each    $2 to  $5
Mutton, per lb 12c
Leg of Mutton, per lb 22c
Veal, medium, per lb 16V2c
Veal, large, per lb 12c to 15c
Apples, per box    75c to $1.00
Apples, per sack    $1.00
Pears, per  box    75c to  90c
Cranberries,  per  lb 5c
-eiini.n Spy M_ets Death In Tower
of London-*���Communicated
Secrets to Enemy.
LONDON,  Nov.     11.���It    is    an-
UMinced officially that Charles Lody,
cial fruit commissioner, returned !�����"'����� Charles Ingilis, who was
home to Hope Farm from the east, j Wind guilty by a court-martial of
where he has been for the past sum- espionage on Nevomlber 2, has been
mor visiting the different fairs in shot as a spy. When arrested Body
his   official   capacity. Idftimed to be an American but later
 !  confessed   he   was   a   German.      He
I). BURNS SLIGHTLY INJURED,   jhad lived in New York and Omaha.
  Iln the latter    city    he married    the
Mr. D, Burns was a sufferer from daughter of Gottlief Storz, a brewer,
the absence  of  the  Scanlon  on  Fri- |Who later dlvorc3d him.
from  it as tlie champions of  a just
Mr. Asquith expressed warm appreciation of the support which tbe
government had received from ail
parties. Britain is eugaged in an
unprecedented contest, he said, and
regarding the justice of her share in
this there is no difference of opinion
in any part of the empire.
"The country nas gone through
much, has learned much, has seen
her troops held ;i position of difficulty and danger," the Premier continued, and he added:
"Today we see them in a position
in which, in conjunction with our
allies,   France   and
cream,    tooth
_  soap     and    talcum
At the shower tea was served and
a collection taken to purchase more
goods. Mrs. Liila McKee is the
secretary of the society.
'For on Salisbury Plain the sol-1ver r.elief funtls so that the board
dlers are really in active service, | m*y k.novv J��t Tlttw much is shipped
without the excitement of the'?, '"at I,elta ma>' set credit for
action.     And  they  argue  that  It   Is I
the fighting that makes such con-!.__. c, ,ry. ' ,V' Fisl,er reported
ditions worth while. At Valcartler
the men were all in one great camp,
and 'here were the main streets,
well lighted, where they strolled In
the evenings, met their friends,
played  and  met some reaction  from j
the hard work of the day. On the
Plain ��there are four different
camps, each far from the other.
There  are  no   lighted   streets.     The
and that Delta
the same ^^^^^^
Secretary S. XV.
7 j that he had received a letter from
the Vancouver Board of Trade asking how much grain hnd been raised
in the Ladner district during the
year of 11)14. lie stated that be had
sent the following figures to Vancouver: 8000 tons of oats. 100
tons of wheat, 100 tens of barley.
These were given out bv Mr. H. N.
General  Hughes Bays It Opened the
Eyes of Britons Who Witnessed
OTTAWA, .Nov. 11.���Mlaj.-Gen.
Sam Hughes, minister of militia, returned to Ottawa alter lour weeks
spent in England. He was at the
department shortly after his arrival.
General  Hughes expressed  gratiii-
Belgium, they'cation at the progress which is behave frustrated absolutely and de-iing made by the Canadians at Salis-
feated the first designs of the Ger-|bury.      The  men,   he  declares,   are
man Emperor."
[undergoing   strenuous   training   and
Regarding the sending of British are mastering the new platoon for-
marines to Antwerp just before thejmation laid down by the British au-
fall of that city, the Premier in- thorities. The platoon formation is
timated that Mr. Churchill, First idistinguished lrom the company lor-
Lord of the Admiralty, subsequently imation iu that 250 men instead of
would make a more detailed state-jloo, are deployed,
ment, but he said at once that thei "They will get onto it," 'said the
responsibility for the expedition was 'general. "They have the brains and
shared by the government as a itho desire to learn "
whole. Earl Kitchener, Secretary of Genera, Hughes states that he did
State for War, was consulted and not know when the Canadian troops
everything was done with his knowl- would leave for tbe front, and that
edge and  approval  and  the expedi-Jif he did know he would not tell
whole place is in darkness. When' *'"'��� Wisher also reported that he
night comes and it comes Immedi- ��af soin slx Phamphlets to Mr, li. C,
ately  after simper,  there  is nothing 5T ('��"-sliltin��   engineer,   of  New
to  do  but  gather  in  the    tents    or | Westminster, that set forth the pro-
about  the  canteens,  of  which   there  d"r'tive areil "r the  Delta.
are   few,   or  stroll   awav   over     the       "**"��� ,f-  Robinson was proposed for
roads to one of the villages, several membership    by    Secretary  s.  W.
miles awav. Fisher and seconded by Pres. W
Comforts Lucking.
"The sanitation of the camp is
excellent, but there are not the
comforts of Valcartier. The food is
even more monotonous, though nutritious. The men are not making
any objections. Far from that, they
are cheerful and quite contented
with their lot, bearing in mind, oF
course, the ever-present and widespread   desire   to   get     across
Kirkland, and  duly elected.
VICTORIA, Nov. 12.���Despite
nany adverse circumstances, tbe
imber business in the province, as
�����fleeted in returns to the forest
��� ranch of the proviicia] government
shows a healthy stamina, which
the sugurs well for the future.    Mr. H.
tlon was a material and most useful
factor In the conduct of the campaign.
Speech  From the  Throne.
In his speech from the throne the
King said:
"The shooting had just commenced on the ranges shortly before
I left," he said. "One regiment���
there is no use mentioning names for
tiiey are all as good���made 87 per
cent., which opened the eyes of those
"My  Lords  and   Gentlemen���The j who'saw it.     The shooting is splen-
energies and sympathies of my sub-; did an<* that after aI1    i8   what    ,g
jects in every part of the Empire are needed."
concentrated   on   the  prosecution   to j	
day. The accommodation for
vehicles on the I'aystreak Is very
poor. Mr, Hums on boarding her
Friday last, overrun his car on the
port side, and cut his head, which
necessitated surgical treatment, he
also damaged his c.ir slightly, delaying the  Paystreak over an hour.
New   Kai'n   on   Ranch     of     Sullivan
Bios,  and   inland   Destroyed
With Heavy Loss.
CLOVERDALE, Nov. 7.���Fire
again visited Sullivan Station on
Thursday morning, when it totally
destroyed a barn which had been recently erected on the ranch of Sullivan Bros, and lllliind, entailing n
Iobb of nearly $4,500. Fortunately
It wns raining heavily at the time,
and the blaze was kept from spreading to another barn which Is standing some twenty yards away. A
portion of the loss, $2,650, is covered by Insurance.
I.oily met his death In the Tower
of London after having been found
guilty by court-martial, on charges
of having communicated secretB to
the enemy. The statement concluding the execution is brief, merely
i-aying: "Sentence was duly confirmed."
Appointments  Are  to Be  Made uml
Date of Next  Session of Dominion  House Considered.
OTTAWA, Nov. 12.���Sir Robert
Borden is exjeotw. homo Sunday
from Hot Springs, Va. With the
|return to Ottawa of General Hughes
and Hon. Messrs. Casgrain and Blon-
din. from their by-elections, practically oil the cabinet ministers will
be here next week except Hon. Dr.
Roche. A number of judicial and
senatorial appointments are to bo
made and tlie date i>f the session
considered. It will not 'be before
Janunry und possibly not till February. '
LONDON, Nov. 2.���Sergeant-
Majoi white, of tho Aimy Service
Gu; ps, is the iliMt man tj get the
coveted Victoria I ross in the present
*ai. The gallant act for .vhicli the
fl'"��iier was awardi.l the cross ocenr-
rod at Lecateau, where White, nfter
his corps had be**n driven back by
O'.imaii cavali.vim n, reLu-nei' i:>
the lace of a hail of bullets Ma'Cillng
for his wounded captain, lie was
successful  and    lairled   the  wounded
officer i" safety,    While  was shot
in both legs.
OTTAWA, Nov. 12.���"Brnvo, Australia. All Canada congratulates
you." The foregoing brief mest age,
sent to Premier Fisher of Australia,
was despatched by Sir George Foster, acting premier of the Dominion.
It is hardly necessary to explain that
tho .-ending of the cable '.vas due to
the success of the second-Glass Australian cruiser Sydney of the Australian navy lu bringing to a close tho
career.   In   the   Indian   oc.ui-i,  of  the
German commerce destroyer Emden.
Seattle.  Nov.  12.   -Married   to
the  sweetheart   of  his  boyhood  on
the eve of going to war, .(esse A.
Blair. 211 years old. B former member or the United Stal is army, left
for Vancouver, B.C.. following the
ceremony last night, and will Join a
company of Infantry that is being
recruited for service in Europe. The
bride was Miss Anna Kensloy, of
Seal tie.
SYDNEY, N.S.W., Nov. 12.���The
German bnrk Ernst arrived at Syd-
IV) yestenl.i) l rom Hamburg unaware thai war had been declared,
she was 116 days out. Tiie German
flag  was hauled  down.
LONDON, Nov. 11.���.' dispatch to
Renter's from Pretoria sa.vs lt Is officially announred there that on
November 8 Lieut.-Col. Vandeventer
met the rebels at ".andfortein, 64
miles north of Pretoria, killing and
voitndlnt* 120 and capturing 25.
The union losses were 12 men kill-
oil and 11 wounded.
VALPARAISO, Chill, Nov. 12.���
Humor hns Circulated here to the effect thai the British battleship Can-
opus has mink off C.oroncl. The report Is officially denied by the Chilean admiralty.
The funeral of the infant tat-gttfer
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weaver was
held on Monday afternoon with Rev.
W. Whittaker conducting the ser-
*1cos. Interment wns made in the
|Boundary Bay cemetery. Death occurred on Sunday.
a victorious issue of the war In
which wo are engaged. I have summoned you now in order that, sharing as I am aware you do, my conviction that this is a duty of paramount and supremo importance, you
should take whatever steps are
needed  for  its adequate  discharge.
"Since   I  last  addressed   you   the
area of  the  war bus  bej
by tho participation  in the struggle jon the continent:
of  the  Ottoman   Knipire.     ln     con-j      'The splendid pluck, spirit and en-
junction   with   my   allies,     and     in  durance shown by my troops in the
spite   of   repeated   and     continuous | desperate fighting    which    has con-
jHis Majesty Admires  Pluck of Gallant Little Army  l-'iglit'ing 011
the Continent..
LONDON, Nov.   11,���King George
1 bus  sent   the  following  cciiiinunica-
ion to Sir John French, commander
enlarged ,of  the British  Expeditionary  JPorces
Channel. They do not grumble, no:, _. Mdc_d.il.an, chief of the forest
at least, beyond the limit which I. i-iranch, says that ,a reniarkab|ly
allowed all soldiers in all parts or good showing is made in the re-
the world. And they can be justly turns for October, the figures for
called soldiers now. They have de- timber sales in the month this year
veloped wonderfully during the past being very little snort of the rword
ten weeks. All have their uniforms I et by the sales in the same month
and all know how to wear them. I a year ago.
was passing the lines yesterday
when the bugle sounded for a parade. Everything was done on the
jump. Every man knew his place
and reached It In a hurry.
"The Canadians as a fighting unit
are good stuff, the kind of stuff
that win victories."
The date for receiving a rebate nf
tax��s is Saturday, November 14. All
those who have not paid their taxes
are requested to do so by that date.
The municipal hall will be open late
for the convenience of any desiring
to pay.
The regular meeting of the Delta
municipal council will be held on
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock In the
municipal hall. Nothing of any importance, outside the rc-nila- routine of business is on the agenda.
The Delta Board of School Trustees met In regular session on last
Saturday at the municipal hall,
when the teachers' salaries for the
past month were ordered paid. Only
three  trustees  were  present.
inuod so many days against vastly
Superior forces, Mils me with admiration, i am confident of the final
result of their noblo effort under
your able command."
General French thanked ills
Majesty for tne message which he
said had been resolved with gratitude
and pride by the army. He assured
he King "of our unalterable deter-
nination to uphold the highest tradition of Your Majesty's army and
carry the campaign through to a
victorious conclusion."
South African  Rebels Allowed Until
Nov.  iit  to  Lay  Down Their
LONDON, Nov. 12.���It Is officially announced at Pretoria that the
rebels have been given until No-
vemWer *.l to surrender, aooordinij
to a Reuter despatch from that city.
All so surrendering will not be criminally prosecuted, but allowed to return to their homes on condition
that they take no further part In
the rebellion.
The leuders of the rebellion and
those who have acted contrary to
the rules of civilized warfare are excluded from the amnesty. Those refusing to surrender will be deal'
With according to the rights of the
provocations, I strove to preserve in
regard to Turkey a friendly neutrality. Bud counsels and alien influences have driven her into a policy
of wanton and defiant aggression,
and a state of war now exists between us. My Mussulman subjects
know well that our rupture with
Turkey has been forced upon me
against my will, and 1 recognize with
appreciation and gratitude the
proofs which they have hastened to
give of their loyal devotion and
"My navy and army continue
throughout tho area of conflict to
maintain In full measure their glorious traditions. We watch and follow their steadfastness and valor
with thankfulness and pride, and
thero Is throughout my Empire a
fixed determination to secure nt
whatever sacrifice the triumph of
our arms and vindication of our
"You will bo asked to make due
financial provision for the effective
conduct of tho war, and the only
mensures which will be submitted to
you at this stage of the session nre
such as seem necessary to my advisers for the attainment of the great
purpose upon which the efforts of
the Empire are set. I confidently
commend them to your patriotism
and loyalty, and I pray that the Almighty will give his blessing to
your counsels."
Unflinching Support.
Speaking in the House of Commons on  the address in  reply to the
speech   from  the throne,  Mr.  Bonar |     Two  large  cargoes
Law   promised   the   government   the and   potatoes     were"
unflinching support of   the   opposi- weak to    Victorii       The   steamer'
lion in prosecuting the war. Birdswell took a shipment ,���, m,���,_
Viscount Bryce. iu seconding the (ia/ all(| Ule <*r;illl(>1. ,������, ������ T,���,S(1.1V :
address in ths House of Lords,   re- The farmers received $1:: ,n,i scimi i
terred   to   the   attitude     of     public j, ,on ���������-. nu. potatoes: $11 a ton for
opinion   in   the  i'nited  States,   Which hay,  and   SB cents ;i   bale  fur straw
he  declared   was   a   country   able   to  By  th-  carload  lots  potatoes can  be
judge  wisely  the questions at  Issue, bought for $12 a ton wholesale
It.  was upon  moral grounds that Its
support   was  given,  and     this     was
therefore  more  highly  prized.
The Karl of Crawford, Unionist,
urged more strenuous methods to
get rid of German spies.
A committee of Inquiry, composed
of all parties, will be appointed to
consider allowances to those dependent upon soldiers.
On Monday next, said Mr. Asquith, Mr. Lloyd-George, Chancellor
of the Exchequer, would Tny before
the House of Commons his financial
proposals, including the question nf
a loan for which the government Is
KM/1 A   PRODI i hi   10   \ IOTOK1A,
Ol   hay,   straw
shipped     this
going to ask the authority of the
House on Tuesday. This Will bo a
vote of credit of considerable dimensions and au additional vole for
Londoners who' recently have
been deprived of all sifectacular incidents, thronged the route of the
royal procession to Westminster
Palace, where the King opened Parliament, and a wave of patriotic
cheer; ig followed the King nnd
Queen rrom tho start to the finish of
their drive.
The picture shows the tntthod employed for bomb dropping from
aeropluncs. The olficer Is Just al cut to drop a pear-shaped bomft) upon the city of Huy, Belgium. 'Iln 1:U!p windmill apparatus seen at the
top of the bnini> must revolve a 0 . tain number Of times before the
tomb will explode.
\N r 2
PETROGRAD, Nov. 12.���Everywhere aloug the German, Austrian
and Turkish fronts the Russians are
continuing their successes, the war
office officially announced. "Our
troops approached the eastern outlets of the Mazourie lakes in East
Prussia," said the statement, "and
in the fighting in tbe Goldap, Mlawa
and Goldau districts they were victorious. Our energtic advance into
Galicia is still in progress."
On the Russo-Turkish frontier, it
Is said, the Turkish attempt to turn
the Russia* flank failed, and tha,t
the Russian troops occupied the entire Allasebkert Valley. Skirmishing is reported in progress between
the Russains and Turks along the
Choruk river, southwest of Batum.
Nov. 12.���Having suffered heavy-
losses, the Russian forces which are
attempting the invasion of Asia
Minor, retired to the second line
positions in Trans-Caucasia, it is officially announced here.
PARIS, Nov. 11.���Between Nieuport and the River Lys fighting continues with unabated violence, announced the Bordeau war office.
Alternate gains and losses are reported. The allies, it is stated, re-
occupied Lombaertzyde, but the
Germans held Dixmude. Reinforced
at Vpres, the Germans redoubled the
ferocity of their attempts to drive
through to the French coast.
In small towns and villages in the
Ypres vicinity, a series of desperate
bayonet assaults were being made
by the Kaiser's forces. The artillery
fire, supporting the Infantry, is
growing steadily fiercer. It is believed the soldiers who have been
steadily in the trenches since tho
present battle began have been relieved by troops of the second line.
These are advancing resolutely.
PARIS, Nov. 12.���Desperate fighting between the Germans aad me
allies continues from the Belgium
coast through Dixmude to the River
Lys. Tin.ugh the Germans have taken Dixmude, the allies control the
country about it. Tbe Kaiser's forces
aro striving strenuously to continue
the movement from the towu along
the Veer's lelt bank. Also they are
making frantic efforts to drive the
allies from Lombaertzyde, which they
captured on Wednesday. Then; has
teen no fiercer fighting since the
war began. Both sides suffered
losses that are appalling.
'i,io ferocity au:l strength of the
German attempt to reach Dunkirk
by way of the Dixmude region convinced tbe allies' commanders that
the Kaiser has concentrated reinforcements in that area and was
making a suprepie effort to get to
the French coast. in taking Dixmude it is said the German losses
were almost vinbelieveable. The
British warships off the Belgian
toast are again aiding the allies,
shelling the Germans' extreme right
murderously. The Bordeaux war
office's official communication reported that the lighting front is
practically unchanged since Tuesday
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 11.���The
names of five hundred and nine
thousand German officers and men
killed or missing in August, September and early ln October are included in the latest casualty list issued
at Berlin, according to dispatches
from  the Kaiser's capital.
LONDON, Nov. 1.���>capialn Mui
ler, commanding the Emden, was
rescued unhurt, the British Admiralty hns officially announced. Of
the Emden's crew two hundred are
reported to have perished and thirty
were wounded.
Prince Francis Joseph of Hohen-
ZOllern, lieutenant on tbe Emden, in
also said to have escaped uninsured.
Both Muller and the Prince and
other prisoners taken from the
Emden, it is stated, were accorded
the full honors of war.
As a result of the Emden's destruction insurance rates on Pacific
cargoes have dropped fifty per cent,
LONDON, Nov. 12.���The Turkish
cruiser Goeben was struck by one
of the allies' shots during the recent
naval bombardment Of the Dard-
nelles forts and was badly damaged,
according to a news agency despatch
from Petrograd. Tlie vessel is said
to have a gaping bole in her hull
above  the  water  lino.
The Goeben and the cruiser Bres-
hiii originally were German vessels.
They took refuge after their escape
from the Anglo-French Mediterranean squadron early in the war at
Constantinople, where they were
purchased   by  Turkey.
PETROGRAD, Nov. 11.���Everywhere the Russians continue their
advance against the Germans and
Austrians. Strategy aside, the military men predicted that the Czar's
forces will crush the Teutons by-
sheer force of numbers.
The task of dealing with the
Turks, prominent officials said, had
not involved any relaxation of the
pressure against the German and
Austrian frontiers. The official
statement was made that the Germans were defeated at Lyck and
driven westward into the East
Prussian lake region.
PARIS, Nov. 12. The Germans
in Northwest! rn Belgium are unofficially reported to be isolated. H
is said the allies dyn united all the
bridges by which the Germans might
retreat across the Lepold canal and
blocked with enl n nchments and
barbed wire entanglements the roada
by which they might reach Holl ind,
Ypres is understood to be still blazing, wiih tin* allies holding ths
to-.*, n. Three children and several
other non-combatanti are reported
The occupation by Turkish troops or
Clink/..>r and El A ri li. Egypt, h<
officially announced.
LONDON. Nov. 11.���Money to
carry the war to a successful conclusion was urgently asked in King
George's address to the House of
('.millions, which convened today.
"The energies and sympathies of
my subjects throughout the Empire," "aid the address "are concentrated upon proceeding to a victorious issue ol tlie war in which we
are engaged, -Throughout lhe area
of conflict our army and navy continue to maintain their glorious
traditions. We watch their steadfastness and valor with thankfulness and pride."
PORTLAND. England, Nov. 12.���
A court-martial acquitted Admiral
Trowbridge, wno commanded the
Anglo-French war fleet off Messina
at the time the German cruisers Goe-
jben and Breslau escaped from the
I island port and, dodging the allies'
vessels, succeeded in getting safely
Into Turkish waters. The admiral
I was accused of negligence In pen-
jmitting the two German vessel, to
| escape.
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0     ���     VICTORIA   m:\vs. u
c u
Judge Lanipnian has handed down
a ruling ihat no Germans, Austrians
or Turks are entitled to be admitted
o Canadian  citizenship  while    the
war lasts.
Victoria win make a grant of $300
to the Tranquille Sanatorium, bul
expresses tho opinion thai the Provincial Government ought to take
owr thai Institution,
An organization of fraternal societies to protect tie Interests of the
families of those who have gone to
the front is under consideration.
The new iiuurantino station at
William Head Is practically completed and will bo ready for occupation
next week.
The new public market quarters
are being rushed to coinplct Ion. and
it is expected win be ready for occupation by Friday.
The city council Is urging on tho
Provincial execution that the government should undertake the core
of   alien   enemies   held   prisoners   of
war Instead of ihe municipalities.
..I'.IIT   HIM*    i*l.l\i\    UAOK.
Hussions Defeat German Legion
ibe Vicinity <>i Lyck, Bust
I AIMS, No-,. 11.���A dispatch to
tl i   iii.\as Nous Agency from Petri*-
I    Ud     iv., that the following  Russian
official communication was IbsuoiI
"Jn ."astern Prussia the right win.-,
oi the enemy, win, has been stub-
li.n ni*. resisting In the region ot
l...(k, has been driven hack inwards
Muzourle lake.
"Bast oi Noideburg (4. miles
south of KoeulgstmrgL mar the
'lUKchalien railroad siall-in. u Russian cavalry force defeated a Herman detachment which was protecting the railroad, The Russians captured ii train and blew up the rall-
ri.iid bridges.
| "On November 8 Russian mvalry.
meeting a cavalry division of the
enemy, forced It to retire towards
'On the route leading to Cracow
We have attained Miochow (n town
4 1   miles southwest  of Klelco).
"In Galicia our troops have traversed the River Wlsloka. They now
occupy  Dyiinw.  RZSSEOW  and  l.lske."
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Murdered in l'ellliighuin.
BELLINGHAM, Nov. 8.���Mrs.
Guiseppo Stumpo was brutally murdered with an axe in her home on
Iowa street about seven o'clock yesterday morning. The body was
found lying on the floor of the
Stumpo home with the head almost
severed, about two hours later.
Three children, the oldest of only
four years, hovered about their
mother's form. Stumpo is believed
by the police to have committed the
cold-blooded crime. He was recently arrested for family desertion.
At the time Stumpo was searched at
police headquarters a $318.60 was
found on his clothing. At the same
time his wife had found it necessary
to beg for food for herself and three
Will Move to Vancouver.
SEATTLE, Nov. 7.���As a result
of the election in the State of Washington, In which the voters decided
to declare the state "dry," it is
stated that the Seattle Brewing &
Malting Company, one of the largest
concerns of its kind in the West,
will remove its plant to Vancouver,
B.C. A site has already been arranged for from the Great Northern
Railway on False Creek, it is said.
Other concerns are also contemplating moviug to Vancouver.
Stumpo Pleads Guilty.
BELLINGHAM, Nov. 7���Guiseppe
Stumpo, who brutally murdered his
wife with an axe, has pleaded guilty
to a charge of m-urder in the first
degree. He was not sentenced,
Judge Pemberton preferring to look
up the law on the question of
whether he had the right to deliver
the sentence.
Vakimii Pioneer Dies.
NORTH YAKIMA, Nov. 7.���Jas.
A. Karr, one of the earliest settlers
in Washington, and whose wife was
the first white girl child born in the
territory which afterward became
the state of Washington, died Thursday morning at his home here. He
was eighty years old.
State  Senator  Passes.
PUYALLUP, Nov. 7.���State Sena
tor W. D. Cotter, one of the build
ers of the Puyallup valley agricul
tural industries, died Thursday
morning at his home. He had been
identified with practically every
public enterprise of th. valley.
Brings   Alaska   Gold.
SEATTLE, Nov. 7.���The steamship Senator, which has arrived from
Nome, Alaska, brought $300,000 in
gold bullion.
Endeavors to End His Life.
SEATTLE, Nov. 9.���Three hours
after he had been served with a war
rant charging him with selling
liquor without a license Charles E.
Dunlap, 47 years old, proprietor of
the Dunlap Pharmacy at Twenty-
fourth avenue and East Madison
street, fired a' bujlet into his brain
Saturday afternoon in an attempt
to end his life.
Postal Savings Show Gain.
BELLINGHAM, Nov. 9���The post-
office department announces that
Bellingham is pushing rapidly to the
front as one of the largest postal savings depository cities. On July 31
the city stood forty-fifth in the list
of cities ranked by deposits and on
September 80 bad jumped to forty-
third. The net gain in deposits during Ihe last four months amounted
to .-.27,313.
Cement Plant Closes,
CONCRETE, Nov. 6.���The raw department of the plant of the Superior Cement Company has closed for
the winter, or at least until such
time as the stored cement lias been
disposed of.
Grangers to Meet.
BELLINGHAM, Nov. il.- -Grangers
of the Northwest will hold a grand
rally in Bellingham on Saturday,
November 14. The event will mark
the closing day of the farmers' in-
-titutes to he held In the hustling
towns adjacent t<> Bolllnghnm.
Auto  License  Increase.
OLYMPIA,  Nov.  9.���The Increase
In lhe number of an to licenses issued
this year over last year is Indicated
, by   the   records.      It   is  shown   thut
I 690  licenses were issued this October
against 687 In that month u year
Welsh P<>(.   PaflSes Away.
I SEATTLE, Nov. 10.���John D.
Jones, known widely among people
ol Wolsh extraction for hls poetic
works I" the language of Cambria,
died on Sunday at tho family resl-
I dence hero. Mr. Jonos was 08 years
old, a native of South Wales, und
had lived in King county for 28
yenrs. Mr. Jones wrote under tho
name of Jac Y. Agydd, and was
known as "The Knighted Welsh
King of the Pacific Coast."
Chief of  Puller  Resigns.
SEATTLE, Nov. 10.-���Chief of
Police Austin E. Griffiths lias ten
dered his resignation to Mayor Gill,
nnd will retire as head of the police
'.department ns booh as his successor Ib named.
Record  Price for Wheat,
PULLMAN, Wash., Nov. 10.���
What ls claimed to be a new record
was made in Pullman when wheat
passed tlie dollar mark, forty-fold and
llueslem being quoted nt $1.02 1-2.
Club wheat was qucled at, $1 ii
bushel and red Russian at 86 cents.
Li:1 lit   Staple  Crops'   Value.
SKATTLI", Nov. 11.--Figures issued al  the    Seattle offices of the
United   Stales     weather     bureau,   as
compiled by tbe bureau of crop estimates of the department of agi loul-
inrc. show thai the eight Btaple i ropi
of the state Of Washington for 191.
are valued, on a basis of November
i pries, ai |89,991,800, as against
877,478,480 for 1918, Washington's
enormous wheal     crop,  bringing a
price   26   cents  higher  than   was nh-
i.'iticd for the crops of 1918, is responsible for the Increase. Wheat
alone shows nn Increase of 1,000,000
The city council has set aside $2,-
000 for the men leaving for the
front. A wrist watch will be presented to each man, the balance of
money   being   divided   among  them.
The mines of the Shushanna district have produced upwards of
$250,000 this year.
Three Indians were drowned at
Skeena Crossing on Monday when
their canoe upset.
Tne  ''ermans  have  found  a new   plan   for  the   protection   of   their
Boldlcn* in trenches.     Colls of wire   are  placed  I
the    shell     from
A Strause lift bridge was put in
operation last week across the Fraser at Fort George. This bridge ls
2654 feet long and required 6500
tons of steel for construction. The
structure entails an expenditure of
about $1,500,000, partially payable
by  the  Dominion   government.
The marriage of Miss Fanny E.
Bulman to Mr. Harry Wood was
solemnized in St. Stephen's Church
on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Wood will
reside at Willow River.
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized       925,000,000
Capital Paid Up  ��ll,MO,OOo
Reserve Fos-ds    ��� 18,600,000
Aggregate ^Assets,   One  Hundred and Eighty-Four Million
It Is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every depositor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his financial
Aseounts may bs opsned with deposits ol One Dollar and Upwards.
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on Hay 81st and
November 80th each year.
The death occurred Thursday of
John Hough, a resident of Nanaimo
ror over thirty years, death being
due to heart failure.
Fourteen thousand tons of herring have been taken since the opening of the season in the waters between Cowichan Gap and Nanaimo
Bay, and it is expected that this
year's production will surpass all
former records.
Grand Forks is shipping another
10,000 poles to Ontario for use on
tho Hydro Electric Company's construction work.
The annual show of the Grand
Forks and Pet Stock Association will
be held on November 25 and 26.
Customs returns from the sub-
customs offices, Grand Forks,
Phoenix, ('arson and Cascade, for
the month of October amount to $2,-
The corporation of Revelstoke has
spent $12,500 on new cement sidewalks this year.
The local hospital has treated
865   patients  during the  year.
Miss Alma W. Firth, who was accidentally shot at Lewlston, Man,
by her brother, is the daughter of
W. B. Firth, of this city. Interment
was  made  in   Revelstoke.
The death occurred on Thursday
last of Mr. William Nicholl, a well
known pioneer resident in the district. Interment was made on Saturday last, Rev. E. Lashley officiating.
A move is on to amalgamate all
the properties on Sheep Creek In the
Nelson dlstrf-t, and operate them on
a largo scale.
Miss Ellen Outran, a well known
resident of Nelson, passed away on
Tuesday. Deceased hud been residing here for the last twenty years
and had been an Inmate of the general   hospital   for   fourteen   years.
Guisseppe di Cesare, an Italian,
pleaded guilty to having murdered
Louis Dlanci laBt summer in Rossland nnd was sentenced by Mr. .Justice MacDonald to hung on January
There were 400 names placed on
the city voters' list by direct application during the month of October.
Ninety-five have registered at Fernie.
Mike Popovich, an Austrian, who
pleaded guilty to murdering a compatriot, Mike Trltulja, last summer,
has been sentenced by Justice Clements to be hanged In Kamloops on
January  8.
At the Methodist parsonage nn
Friday last. Mr. John II. Stargh was
united In marriage with Miss M. It.
Keane, Rev. G. O. Fallis officiating.
The Ashcroft nnd Kamloops Poultry associations will hold a joint
poultry   exhibition   at   Kamloops   oil
November na, 26 and 27.
The marriage took place on Monday at tho home of Mr. and Mrs.
McConnell of Miss Isobel Guuld to
Mr. II. 10. Winkler. Rev. C. I.adner  performed  the  ceremony.
During the two weeks ending October .11, 16.161 tons Of ore wero
troated at the smelter of the Consolidated Smelting und Mining Co.
nt Trail, making a total tonnage for
the year to date of 325,631 tons.
A big qunrtz Btrlke is reported
from the St-boll Creek country, which
Is responsible for a great Influx of
prospectors, Including some old-time
Yukon and Alaska gold miners.
Negotiations  are now   under way
which   when   completed    will     give
Creston telephone communication
wiih Spokane and Intermediate
llie ' ermans nave louuu a in-�� j,iau nn in��- pi oievi ion in nioir
soldiers In trenches. Coils of wire are placed before tho trenches and
irhnn �� shell falls, they prevent thc fragments of the shell from
spreading to the trenches.
nun more than In 1 _*��� 1:.
Prominent Statesman Passes Away,
SEATTLE., Nov. 11.���-Judge Melvin M. Gordon, one of the foremost
men In the public life of Washington, died last night after an Illness
of more than a year. He was 58
years old.
Mr.  P.  Johnson,   who  was  inj'.trcii
while engaged on the rebuilding of
the  Qolden-WIndermere    telephone
line, died  last Saturday.
The death occurred on Wedm -day
last of Mr. Guy Kain, who had
reached the age Of su years and had
been a resident In Vernon for over
twenty-five yenrs.
A man named Green was found
isliels,   valued   nt   nearly   $15,(i0li,-igullty of manslaughter and  was sen
tenced to five ypnrs in the penitentiary and another Christien, ns au accessory, was sentenced to one yenr's
imprisonment nt Kamloops, by Mr.
Justice Clement. These two men
nre held responsible for the death
of Mr. Berr-*nian, who was killed last
Manufacturers aad Dealers la all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T urnlngs aad House Finishings.
Phone Rl-i Bburne. Prosspt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. C. Phone 2
��� -
Dining Room Open All Day Sunday.   Private Dining '<!
Room for Tourists.     Good Garage
Uhe 7)e/ta U
Sl.OO A YEAR Pybl in
U. S. A.
A very pretty wedding took place
at New Westminster November 5,
when Miss Harriet Olson, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Airs. T. II.
Olson, of Newton, end Mr. Eugene
Walter Reeves of Vanoouver, were
united in marriage by the ltev. W.
W. Abbott. The bride looked exceedingly sweet diessed in pule blue
silk, and sunshine prevailed at the
hour of ceremony. Miss L. Olson
was bridesmaid while Mr. 0. Morrison was best man. in the evening
an informal dance took place, at the
hall of the Strawberry 1*1111 Fanners'
Institute, tastefully decorated for the
occasion. The musicians deserved
all praise for the well rendered
music. Among the numerous presents were noticed, l.umb Bros., a
handsome case of silverware; Mr. C.
Kline, set of very pretty hut plus;
Mr. T. McCnigun, china cup and saucer; Mr. T. H. Olson, mantle clock;
Mrs. T. H. Olson, cheijue; Miss L,
Olson, hand embroidered bedspread!
Mr. K. Antsn, set of photo frames;
Air. W. K. Olson, very pretty design
tuble cloth; Mr. and Airs. .1. B. Kirk,
drawn work teacloth; Mr. and Mrs.
o. P, Stafford, sliver sugar shell,
ulso butter knife; Air. and Mrs. Tall-
lard, china cups and saucers; Mr.
und Airs. N. Walker, embroidered tea
cloth; Airs. Cooko and family, silver
ibreud tray; Messrs. A. and C. Kn-
derby, guest towels; Mrs. 10. Cooko,
trot-bet doylle; Mr. L. Jack, cheque.
Mr, and Airs. Reeves will reside ut
Air. and Mrs. Al. Huntley entertained on Friday evening a number of
friends to n progressive whist drive
ul their home on Scott roud. Prizes
were won by Airs. Victor Atchison
and Air. Schofleld. The porty consisted ol Aliss 11. Jameson, Miss F.
Ackley, AHss F. Mitchell, Air. and
Mrs. Oeo. Karsmnn, Mr. and Mrs.
Schofleld, A1r. and Mrs. Ackley, Mr.
and Mrs. Jewhurst, Mr. and Mrs.
King, Mr. and Mrs. L. Rice, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Walden, Mr. and Mrs. M.
Stnnbrldge, MrB. V. AtchlBon, Mr. C.
McDonald, Mr. K. It. Mull. Mr. R.
Anton, Mr. L, Jack and Mr. Jameson.
Bridge for   Kettle   Valley   Railway
Over I laser Hirer Hcinu
llnpiilly Hull*.
VICTORIA,     Nov.   12.���According
���o advices received by the Hon. Thus.
I'nylor, const ruction work is now
well advanced on lhe bridge for the
Kettle Valley Railway, which will
link tho new Hope .Mountain route
with tho C. P, R.( on the north Bide
of the Fraser river, near Hope. The
tlrut of the bents bus been completed, and structural operations are proceeding briskly. The Kettle Valley
line has been linked up between Midway and 1'eiitictjn, und construction
Work is well advanced towards
iTlneeton, Where tbe railway will
join the V, V. A 1... and use a Joint
section to otter Summit, where connection is made with Ihe Nicola Valley branch uf the 0. I'. R. Unidlng
has been almost completed on the
H(>pe-i>>(|ii(ihuiiu Bununit  section of
he Hope Mountain route, and it Is
untlciputed that lhe new line will bo
endy for traffic to the coast    next
LONDON',  Nov.  11.���With  a view
of stimulating the tobacco trade   In
Canada, Rhodesia and Nyassuluinl,
Lord   Kitchener     has    ordered     Hi"
modification of the war office tobacco specification so as to Include
products of these three Dominions,
provided the quality proves satisfactory.
SYDNEY, Australia, Nm*. 9.���Recruiting for the Australian expeditionary frrco is proceeding very actively, Great enthusiasm is being
shown by all classes, both in town
and country.
OTTAWA, NM", Vi.���l-romotlons
In the Canadian i.rmy at the front
have   (ome   to   two   Otiuwa   officers.
Capt, Hector Verret Is now .-i major
������'nd .Mr. it. DjSalaberry to* been
I'l'niiioteii in captain. I.ot li are Hon.
inlon government officii is. th
<-r being assistant deputy postmaster-
general and th* latter rn official ol
the justice department.
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At the outbreak of the war thi s cruiser was with the Mediterranean
fleet and may now be in the Adriatic. .   i ,i   u _\_ Jm  i FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1914.
.-LOCAL   iTEMSeee
Mr.   .1.   Williamson  returned
Thujeday from Vancouver.
Mr. E. L. Berry spent Thursday in
Vancouver on business.
Mr. Robt. Stokes motored to Vancouver Monday  on  business.
Mr. J.  McKay spent  Sunday
Vancouver with friends.
Dr. A.  deR. Taylor spent Friday
in  Vancouver on  business.
Mr. P. Alurray spent Thursday in
Vancouver on business.
Mrs. A.  N. York spent Friday ln
New Westminster.
Mrs. K. Woodward, of Vancouver,
.pent Thursday in Ladner.
Mr. and Airs. R. Pybus spent Friday in New Westminuter.
Mr. W. R. Symons spent the week
end in Vancouver on business.
Mr. Isaac Press,    of    Vancouver,
spent the week end in Laduer.
Mr.   and   Mrs.   C.   W.   Whittaker
motored to Vancouver Monday.
Commencing Sunday evening a
series of sermons will be preached in
the Methodist church by Rev. Whit-
tnker on "Our Allies." Tbe tirst
v ill be on Belgium. Special music
will also be rendered.
Among those registered at the
Ladner hotel during the past week
were; C. J. Keller, New Westminster; V. W. Vinson, Ambliside, B.C.;
G. tt Cru-h, Cauillelds; D. D. Mc-
j.mnon, .Hastings townsite, and F
Thorogood, Burnaby.
During the past week the following were registered at the Ddlta
hotel: H. BUgh, J. lyerson, G. Iver-
son, B. Bruce, W. W. Buch, A. McLachlan, Vancouver;  Abel Hallburg,
l.r.A I._ ...
Francis U. West Accused of HuV.ng
Obtained Money Under False
(From The British Columbian)
Mikado Has No Intention of Sending
His Soldiers to Take Part in
Great Conflict.
TOKYO,  Nov.  12.���Japan has  no
Accused of malting false state- {intention' of sending troops to assist
meats regarding his financial stand- her aIUeg ln BUrope. This announce-
ing  to  the  Bank  of   Vancouver,  in . .      -,, . ,.    . ���_��� ,,__
order to obtain a line of credit to ,ment WM made *��Uiitlly here yes-
Mr   Haw-kin. snent the week end l_kad""l-*lnlth.  George Gramer and W.  ope-ate his five, ten and twenty-five ,terday,
in Vancouver on  businesB end Willis. Eburne; Carlton Prince, New cent store on Columbia street, Fran-
m  Vancouver on Duainess. |Westminster, and    W.  H.    Martin. m��  n*_.w_-J  ���������   ----
Mr. Rudolph Kittson has purchased a new Overland automobile.
Mr. S.  Honeyman  spent Wednesday in Ladner with relatives.
Westminster, and    W.  H.
Point Roberts.
 _._......, _.._,..- |   While there is no doubt that Japan
Martin,  cis Edward  West  was arraigned  in _8 ready and willing at all times to
^^_      WmmUJ I11,1?*?20 COUrt l��'la? cha,rs1,;d  Wilh 'despatch men to the European thea-
_   obtaining  money   under    fals.   pre- , .    *     .    ,
Mr. Ed. McBride,    superintendent tences. Itre of  "var'  'l   I*8    understood  that
of roads and ferries, with other officers of Vancouver, Inspected the
IHelen M. Scanlon
The Crown alleges that West gave [neither the French  nor the British
a statement to the bank which show- ; governments at present desire it. Mr.
the first   of the ed his quick assets    tr.  be $36,685 'Asquith's statement in the House of
Mr. Monkman of Eburne drove to'.Tyf^ a.nd,f0UnA.tae fe.rr>* t0, !?e in l��nd ���* bank liabilities as .--1   .'.. As;Commons yesterday that Great Bri-
Ladner Wednesday on  business lhe best of condition.    A special trip Ia result of tuis  West is al.eged  to  tain was within 100,000 men of the
W���a*oi_n    mv.    c   _��� ben,eflt pf the of- have  received  apprbulmately  $3.*ill  total so far called for by Lord Klt-
rom the Bank of  Vancouver.    The chener,  taken  In  conjunction     with
Dr. Campbell spent the week end |    Mr.  J.   Savage spent     Friday in 'j-0'-*18-     The Scanlon has just lately
in Vancouver with friends. [Vancouver. teen   overhauled   aid   washed,   with
^^1 .  the Paystreak tak'ng its place.
Mrs.  Thornthwalte    left
last for London, England.
Misses D. and H. Cook spent Monday in V ancouver.
Mr.   King,  of  Vancouver,   was  in
Ladner on Monday last on business.
(    f     Mr.   D.   Gilchrist  is  laid   up  with
Mr. Leslie Berry, of Vancouver,
spent Siiuday in I.adner With his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Berry.
Mr. Del. Oliver returned Saturday
from Clayoquot, B.C., where he has
spent the summer.
Miss Dorothy White, of Lynn Valley spent tbe week end in Ladner
visiting Miss Myrtle Grant.
Miss -Lila Grant returned to Vancouver after spending a lew days in
Mr. D. Burns, of Vancouver,
motored to Ladner on Friday on
Mr. P. Fisher and Mr. J. Honeyman, of Vancouver, motored to Ladner on Monday.
Mrs.  Martin, of Westham  Island,
spent  Friday  in   New  Westminster.
Mr. A. York spent Friday in Vancouver and New Westminster.
Mr.   Chevalley  returned  Saturday
from Mount Vernon, Wash.
>own further alleges that at thnt
ime West already was indebted to
ither banks to the extent of approxi-
nately ?10,000.
The entire mornin-; was taken up
with the evidence of Mr. A, VV. Jtliiai.
Don't forget the dance to-ntght ln
McNeely hall.
Mr. Fisher, of Vancouver, motored to Ladner on Thursday last on
.Mr. Hugh and Miss M. Burns
motored to Vancouver on Thursday-
Mr. Leslie Grant spent the week
end in Ladner with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Grant.
Mr. Edwin Curtis is spending a
lew days at "Westholme" with his
aunt, Mrs. D. A. McKee.
The B. C. Electric Railway are
finding fault at their diminshing receipts.     Merchants  point  out    that
there is need of a readjustment of o{ th B,anl_ of Vancouver and his
freight or express charges on tnejcroM_eJcam,natIon ��� Mr, w< F#
Lulu island Hue. A parcel going to Hansford is continuing this after-
Ladner, however small, costs tor the noon
B. C. rates 35c. ��� They do not do any i M; BIack toId of tUe circumstances
more tnan land it in the ireight shed 'fading up to the various loans nd-
at Steveston. There is another ivanced ,by hlm to We3t as a result he
charge for a 300-yard haul, 25 cents, l.cla*med of the statement presented
and a charge cf 25 cents for the boat, i^,, ^ye8t
If the B. C. Electric could give a 0n th'e 10tll of jU]yi Mr. mack
through rate land take the small !-aid he adVanc.d West $1000 to
trouble  of  delivering  parcels  direct !,���_,��� ���ff ���������_ f-,i,���-.���.!.,--- .- .��-- ������<���
on to the boat, there would be with
out a doubt a revival of the small
freight business by the tramline.
Czar's  Troops  Victorious iu  Several
Engagements With Forces of
the Gei-nuui Emperor,
PETROGRAD,   Nov.   12.���General
pay off his indebtedness to the Bank
of Commerce, as West had said he
could not get along with the manager of that institution any longer.
Later witness had. a conversation
with the accountant of the Bank of
his announcement that he did not
tl.ink the war would last as long as
some people thought, indicates that
the allies are now confident that
Germany has nearly reached the end
of hor resources in men and that the
Kaiser will succumb without calls
upon the Empire's manhood that cannot be readijy met In the future.
Getting into the Home
Women buy more than
two-thirds tha merchandise sold in retail stores
and every woman reads
the Classified Want Ada.
Our paper goes Into the
homos and the Want
.Ads. will reach the
I ���   ���    M*Cu��i
For Salt, For Exchange Wanted to
Purchase, To Let. Lost. Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent par
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any on*
advt. These rates for cash with order.
AH Want Ada. must be in by I p.m.
���n Thursday.
Twenty-five milk cows, five heifer
calves, registered Holstein null (-.
years old),   which    Mr.   H.   N.   Rich
Commerce  and  learned    that  West jhas -received  instructions  from   Mr.
owed  some   $3000  there.     This  re- |Samue. Morley to sell by auction on
faulted in the managers of the    two 'his farm Goudy road (3 miles east of
banks arranging  with West  for    a |Ladner) on
FOR SALE���For sale chesp one nsw
Massey-Harrls "Great West" Separator. Will sell chesp lor cash
or will trade for stock or prodaes.
Terms If required. Machine e*n
be seen at Windebank's Lumber
Yard, Mission City.
joint mortgage on property, alleged
,    ,,    ,        ~      ,  .                |"In East Prussia our troops are ap
Mr. A. E. Carson, local insurance !���-.0���hi-��� n,- .  _.._.-.-    . ..
agent, spent the week end  in Vancouver.
proacbing the eastern outlets of tbe
egion around Lake Mazourie.
"In the vicinity of Goldap, Mlawa
,,     ,,, , _,'"7��� .    . _ end  Soldau, engagements have    oc-
.   Mr. Allen   of Point Roberts  spent i    ..^ whlcb hwre been _ our tavor
the week end in Laoner with Mr. E. I    S,���   n���,.-..<-   ....   __._   .-._.    .
S. Calvert.
Mr. F. Chevalley left Saturday for
 1JVM11,  _uuii.e_.g_   un   piupeny,   anegeu
I-.eadquarters    Issued    the following!to be owned by West, to protect the
efficial   announcement   last     night: Uoans advanced.    The mortgage had
never been arranged as it developed,
said witness, that the property involved was owned by Mr. Emb-jsy,
manager of the Union Bank of Canada.
_ ,. . ... i    Witness  stated   that  the  accused
In  Galicia  we  are continuing a ',.a(l  told  hlm  cori.iictlng Tories as
vigorous offensive. ' |t0 the nature of his assets and on one
A dispatch to the Ha vas Agency 'occasion had told him he was leaving
6*ys:    "The Messinger Armee prints
Mr. J. Greene    spent a few days'f. J?*  *W   visit  with  relatives  in ^      ^���^S"S'tTaTtte Ger  iat ��nee for tlV3 front' that he  *-***
._   ..=..  v���.---- ������   ,...������������������- .-.-.Chilliwack. i* " ''   lo "le elle�� ".-at tne uer- l���n.���-,���,- --���-,--*��� )n *._ ��i_i ���,.���-���..-,
���with  nis brother in  Vancouver this
|rans are constructing various kinds
Misses  Smith,  Ontario,   are  visit- !     balrlers t0, *mpeie the Russian ad-
^^^^^^^^ Ung   Mr   and   Mrs     Geor.e     Smith   !',unce'   especially   in   the   region   of
Mr.  B.  h.  Munro, of New West- 'v{'   e���t *?�� d'r";    ueorge    bmlUl' t-tustochewa,  Russian  Poland,  and
minuter, spent the week end in Lad
ner on business.
Mr.  G.   E.  Went-el  made a   flying
trip   to   Vancouver   Tuesday   bv" the
Miss Field and Mrs. Thornthwalte   way of I.adner and Woodward'ferry.
have   left   for   sn   extended   visit   to 	
tiie Old Country. J     Mr. Percy Gifford has returned to
his home in  Ladner,  after spending
ihe summer In  Calgary.
Mr. A .E. Clark of Ames, Holden
.���hoe Co., bt Vancouver, spent Tuesday in  Ladner on business.
The All  Saints'  Ladies' Guild  will
hold   their   annual   3ale   of   work   iu
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Vannetta,   of  Van-!Mc.N'eely hall, December 11 (Friday).
couver,  are spending a  few  days at
Delta hotel.
Mr.   Percy  Gifford,  of  Vancouver,
���   spending   I   lew   days   in   Ladner
For strawberry, raspberry end all (*J2!  !.is ')are"ts- -Mr-  ao<l  Mrs. L.
other fruit boxes try Uie British Columbia Manufacturing Co., New
yrestminster, B.C. ������
Mr. Geo. Baker, the popular black-
Hinith of Ladner, has just received a
supply of the latest Tungsten lights,
which  are  selling  very  rapidly.
Mr. Wm. Walters, a meiftber of
the Delta Board of Trade, was a
business visitor to Vancouver on
Mr. John Snvage, ono of Westham
Is.land's prosperous ranchers, visited
bis farm on Lulu Island on Tuesday.
returning  Wednesday  evening.
On Friday, N-yvembor c. a special
class in domestic iciedes tor adults
was Hturtjd with fl liirg-i number
present, The attendance is expected
to iiu-roaHi! ut this week's session.
Mayor Gray paid u visit to Mr.
and Mm. Harry Burr on his return
to thr* Wci-.tii-l.'istur on Wednesday
or last week, alter attending the
meeting or the Delta Patriotic committee hero.
Judge Howay and Mr. W. .1. Wat-
n, of New Westminster, secretaries
__! thi Ladnei-  Estate,  were In Lad-
bsr Tuesday on business.   They also
On aoco'iint of the rush of business
ithe   large  nutj   truck   of   Mr.   Wm.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ |.Mollis, of  Vancouver,  was  forced  to
visited at  Boundary Bay before re-   make a special trip on Tuesday. Mr.
|��re working night and day on the
tfjrtifications at Thorn.
|    "Martial law has oeen declared at
Cracow and the civil population has
evacuated the city."
A   special   correspondent  of     the
IHtro Rosli just returned  from the
lront gives interesting particulars of
the German retreat from the Vistula.
Cavalry Chased Germans.
In the opening stage of the retirement from Warsaw and Ivangorod,
he says, the enemy fell back very
* lowly, fighting all the way and not
making more than from three to
seven miles a day. When, however,
the Russian cavalry worked its way
around to their rear, tlie Germans
hastened their movements, and made
very little attempt to defend even tlie
entrenched positions they had labor-
otisly prepared.
"The dash-lu
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. .1. Leary.
Mr. S. W. Fisher, secretary of the
Delta  Board  of  Trade,  was  a  business visitor  to  Vancouver on  Wednesday and Thursday.
������m������m������������������m���m���m������������v        &Mn the corresp
I Mrs. Houston, of Lulu island, and ar*.llery, were ever on their heels
Kvlrs. Hdott, of \aiK-otiv-T-, sPflfnt n*.d gave them no breathing space
..1-_-W-Rek,.elu* l.n..Ladl.1.Hr .wl.th thelrijn  order to  get  an  interval  of  re-
poso, the army retreating from
I'lezk on October 31 and November
1 accomplished marches of thirty
miles a day.
"Utterly exhausted by these great
efforts the troops stopped to rest,
but hardly had they kindled their
bivouac fires before the rattle of
musketry put au end to their hopes.
Tho fireii were hastily extinguished
v.ith buckets of water and the weary
soldiers turned out to meet the attack of dismounted Cossacks. The
retreat was continued so speedily
that one of tho hospital trains became detached from the column to
v.llch It belonged and fell .Into tlie
hands of the Russians. "
Dr. A. A. Wilson has taken over
lhe office formerly occupied by Drs.
Wilson & Wilson and will continue
practise  by  himself.
Mr. Brie Taylor, of Vancouver,
spent Sunday In Ladner with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. deR. Taylor.
Die fourth annual ball given by
lhe Ladner Valley Lacrosse League
will take place on Friday night.
November 13, in McNeely hall at
ii o'clock.
For all Betiding Supplies and Fuel
Oil, apply to ths B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd., Ror Westminster Trsst Building. Office phohs 826; wharf phone
turning to New Westminster.
The officers of tho Delta Male
Choir make the announcement that
tbey haive secured Mr. ll. C. llllllu.ni,
of North  Vancouver, to take part In
Mollis  also   made  a   trip  to   '..adnir
llie same day with his private "car.
At the regular meet lng of the All
(Saints' Guild, held on Wednesday af-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ iternoon, at the home of Mrs. A. delt.
the next concert in McNeely hall, on Taylor, further plans were made for
December 4. Several local artists |the bazaar that, is to bo held In tho
will also taki part on the prog.-am. ;nenr future.    There was a good at-
'   tendance.
8.   W.   Walter,   proprietor  of  the 1 	
White Store, has been m.-iklng some i i\*rt Cardnei* Johnson, e prominent
extensive alterations on the interior Bhi^per of Vancouver, was one of
or the store. He has now one of t||(. maMV i,���n*ers to visit Delta dur-
the most up-to-dut ��� end  best lighted ,*���.-  ���*,,, '|lattt   W(,,,|;, Doming nn  Wed-
stores in it. c. The work was done 'nesdaj* by auto He returned with
by   w.   F.   Barnes. [a well-tilled bag of game.
LONDON, Nov. 12.���A despatch
from Havre to Lloyd's agency says
that the French steamer DupheSS De
('niche foundered In the Havre roadstead during a gale and that eleven
persons  lost  their  lives.
entailed property in the old country
on which, by a new law governing
men on active service, he would be
enabled to break the entail and realize enough from the sale to pay off
his entire indebtedness. Witness
said he agreed to this.
Cross-examined, Mr. Black said '
had made a number of mistakes in
his preliminary evidence. He had
found tliis out by carefully perusing
the evidence later on. He at first
.aid he loaned money to West as a
result of the statement submitted,
but later admitted that he had advanced $700 befc-e any suggestion
of a statement had been made. He
had done thi.s beoause of the assurances of Mr. Davidson, of the Bank
cf Commerce, tha: West was a "fair
mark," as a business man and also
upon the recommendation of the
manager of the Union Bank who had
told him West's account was a good
cne. He had seen the manager of
the Union Dank nerore West ever
came to him and had discussed the
g money to
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ed the money
wltn tne understanding that West
was to transact all his banking business through the Bank of Vancouver.
Russian horsemen," [adTlsability o_"Mvaneln_
01     "���' .'?-!. ,.1_!?ht ,WeRt-   He said he loanei
HI (.(.KST  UONU-.SS10N8.
The Question asked by several
residents ol Ladner why the council
decs not pass a by-law requiring all
rigs, wagons and bicye'es to cam i
light at night, as it is very Inconvenient fnr nutos driving on the
Messrs.   .lark   Johnson   and   M.   tl.
Kllnknhammer   motored     to     Van-
Mr. Frank Vanetta and Family1, of
Vancouver,     are     Bpondlng     a     two
weeks' holiday in  the  lleil.i.  Visiting
tr lends,     Mr, V*nsttn was formerly
construction gang foreman ot the B.
C.   1..   It.   when   certain   work   wus
(.one here.
With Franklin'i orchestra furnish
ing the music., a masquerade dance
To tlle Editor,���It has been suggested that the 11. C. fcllectnc could
greatly promote the passenger service to Vancouver by the Steveston-
Kburne tramline. Why should not a
passenger who pays tlie larger fare ot
���.'& cents be granted a transfer to the
Vancouver city lines at Granville
street, now that the depot is on tht
bridge, 'l'he passenger from Lnilner
has either to walk the whole distance
of the bridge or to spend an extra
live cents after leaving the Steveston-
Kbtirne tram, lt surely would facilitate matters if the ll. C. Electric
would give a transfer to all passengers on their csra from Steveston
and accept on the city lines tickets
for the homeward journey to Steveston. Only by such concessions can
the B. C. Electric regain the business that has during the Bummer
months been diverted to the ferry.
Wednesday, 25th Nov., 1914
at 1:30 p.m.
These cows are all young and have
been tuberculin tested; 22 are fresh
since the middle of September, and
3 are due to calve In December.
Terms���?50 or tinder cash, over
that amount cash, or approved notes
at 6 months with Interest at 8 per
cent per annum.
Auction Offices, Ladner, B.C.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New W< stminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of  Soda  Water.
Ginger Ale, and all Kinds of
Summer Drinks.
Tour Patronage Solicited.
He  Charles  .lames  Down,  Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that all
Creditors and persons having any
claims or demands upon or against
the Estate of Charles James Down,
late of Ladner, in the Province of
British Columbia, farmer, deceased.
who died on or about the 18th day
of July, li'l., and whose will was
proved by Harry Nelson Rich of Ladner aforesaid, the executor therein
named, on the 19th day of October,
1914, In the Supreme Court of Rrit-
ish Columbia, are hereby required to
send in the particulars of their
claims and demands to the said
Hary Nelson Rich or to the undersigned his solicitors on or before
the Hth day of December, 1914;
And notice is hereby also given
that after that day the said executor will proceed to distribute tbe
assets of the deceased among the
parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the
said executor shall then have notice
and that he will not be liable for
the assets or any part thereof so
distributed to any person of whose,
debt or claim he shall not then hnve
had notice.
Dated this 11th day ol November,
402 Pender street, west,
Vancouver, B.C.
Solicitors   for  the   above-mentioned
Delta Motor Transfer
Freight Service Daily to and
from Vancouver, Eburne,
Van. Phone Soy. 754 Ladner 65
IIKK1-. BLIGH   Mgr.
"What's Your Phone Number?"
Can You Answer This Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running risk.
What is more necessary than a telephone in case _>f sickness or fire?
Delta   Telephone   Co.,   Ltd.
We invite the public to
inspect our stock of
Mrs.   T.   McNeeley   Disposes   of   Her
Horses ��n<i <"utile���3. McOal*
linn   Rents   I ii nn.
A public auction sale was held on
Wednesday at the home of Mrs. T,
McNeeley, Jubilee road, when her
household effects, horses, cattle and
farming impl menti were sold under
the hammer by Mr. n. w Rich. \
good Figure was received tor all of
Hi i . i   pi .ially did some of i he
��� ��� ��� and i a) tie bringing a high
Refresh mi nts ��era lei ��� I on the
grounds al noon bj Mr. J. Johnston,
proprietor of the Delta hotel.
ur \ir\ el iy, who Is now staying al the Delta hotel, has rented
her place io Mr. .1. McCallum,
Sensitive cavities    prepared    and
filled  absolutely  painlessly    by the
new nitrous-oxide-oxygen method,
lvniiiie Station, II. C.
I'd one I-burne 111
I'ltl-.MH*.K BOTHA.
���ouver  Monday,   having  mlBsed   thej will he given  In   McNeely's hall  on
six   o'clock   ferry   at     Woodward's. i Friday evening.  November L'7.    The
���lack"  ai tempted  to drive  back   by committee in charge is making ebb-    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^	
way of Westminster, but found th-* orate plans for the dance. The South Africa who Is leading tho Brit- alarmed at the Russian success, has
roads In a ibad condition and was un- grand march will start at 9 o'clock |lsh troops against the Oermnn South made preliminary offers of peace to
able to reach Ladner until 4 o'clock nn 1  supper  will  be served  at  mid- jAfrican troops and also against the 'the Russian government, which have
having obtainad a large
and varied stock we
are able to meet all requirements.
Coal Heaters from $4.25 up'
Wood f.eat?rs frcm $1.75 up
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
Fall and Winter Service
Beginning September 1st, the
Steamer Sonoma will run on her fall
and winter service as follows:
Leavee Ladner, 8:30 a. in. and
Si.O p. m.
Vancouver passengers oan make
connection by taking the 8:30 a. m.
and 3:30 p. m. cars at Granville
Street bridge station.
New Westminster passengers
should take the Kim rue cars 8:00 a.
m. and 3:00 p. m. and change at
(Eburne to the Steviwton cars.
Kaiser's Oorernnienl   Said to  Have
Made Peace overtures to tbe       .
Slavs. ^__i
MLONIHiN.   Nov.   11.���A Rome dis
New   picture of  Premier Botha of  patch  to The   I'ost says:   "Cermany
ClementX Lambert
Tuesday morning.
.mutinous Col. Marltz.
heen rejected."
Nitro Club Shells 10-12 to 16
ferry Auto Stage
ladner-Vantouver Service
Airto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and River Road 6:46,
S:-IS and B: 16 a.m., and 1:15,
X'lfi and 5:46 p.m. Sundays,
8:43, 9:45 a.m.; 1:15, 2:45,
R:4r- and 6:46, p.m. Connecting wl'h all ferries ai Woodward's Landing.
Fare s."> cents���Perry Free.
l.adnoi,   B.C.
Sole ngents for Delta, Royal City
Laundry. Collected and delivered
within town limits. Phone orders,
United States Abandons
Hope of Peace in Mexico
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.���Government officials have practically
abandoned all hope of immediate
peace in Mexico. Another period of
watchful waiting on the part of
President Wilson and his assistant-*
is expected to follow the unofficial
reports of a declaration of war between Villistas and Carranzistns.
Administration officials declared
the American evacuation of Vera
Cruz was impossible until the new
revolt is settled.
President Wilson and Secretary of
State Bryan both awaited advices
from Consular agents, but nothing
definite had been received up to
noon. Official information Indicated that Villa has twenty-five thousand men under his command, and
General Zapata, Villa's ally, has
about ten thousand trained troops.
Carranza's forces probably slightly
surpass Villa's numerically, but ths
Carranza soldiers aro badly scattered, while Villa has his mobilized
DO go*.d WORK
,( mlon Scottish Regiment Acquitted
Itself  Well  in  Fierce  Battle
on October 31.
Thirty  Wounded   in     Naval    Baltic
When   the   Sydney   Sunk   tlie
SYDNEY, N.S.W., Nov. 12.���Two
hundred men killed and thirty
wounded wus the toll taken from the
German cruiser Emden in her fight
off Cocos Island with the Australian
cruiser Sydney.
The Emden landed, in _n armored launch and two boats, a i'jrco of
forty men, three officers m:C four
.Maxim guns. The lauding party's
first act was to smash the instruments in the cable station and then
to destroy the wireless installation
used for communicating with ships.
Next, the Germans turned lliei. attention to the dynamos ami wrecked
them. In fact, the whole machinery
of tlie station was destroyed with
the exception of lhe condenser and
the refrigerator.
Just as the invaders had completed their work of destruction, smoke
was seen on the horizon, and a little
later a warship rose to view. Before
they could distinguish its nationality
the party on shore and the little
band of cable operators who had
been obliged to stand idly by watching the ruin of tlie cable station,
noticed great activity aboard the
Emden. Without even troubling to
make a signal of recall for the
landing party she got under weigh
and stood out to sea, leaving the
sailors ashore to their fate.
Forced  to   Fight.
But the German was too late. The
Jong range guns of the smoke-
wreathed visitor, which afterwards
disclosed itself as the Australian
warship Sydney, spoke once or
twice and the fleeing Teuton was
compelled to turn nt bay. At first.
the Emden's gunnery was surprisingly good, but after a few of th**-
heavy shells of the Sydney -.truck
her, her gunners seemed to lose
their aim and many of the subsequent shots went harmlessly over
the tropical sea.
The Sydney, oil (he other hand,
got in a few of her heavy shells,
and after a short, bombardment the
Emden lost two of her fmine's and
burst into flames astern, Hor captain, seeing it hopeless to make a
further fight, ran liis ship ashore,
where il burnt fiercely, 'i'hr Australian warship, bB.-dly toucned by
the enemy's ku.:s and having eniy
lost, three men kii'.id and fifteen
wounded, then went, to the ii up of
the l-'mden's sa.ii'...*s Who wer_ in a
sad   plight.
Caplain   von   .\l ill '    of thr.  Emden
handed over bis Fwprd to the Australian caplain a-i l with him surrendered the officers, amongsl whom
was Prince Franz Josef of iii.-hen-
zollern, nephew of the German Emperor. Neither the caplain nor tho
prince was  wounded.
When the landing parly saw the
Emden put to sea without they took
possession of a schooner, the Ayesba.
belonging to Mr. Boss, the owner of
Cocns Island, and sailed out of lhe
harbor. They have not since been
seen  and Iheir fate is unknown.
Tho Sydney, after capturing the
Emden, sank tho collier which accompanied  her.
Teutonic  Army  in   Belgium   Said  to
lie Retir.ii:>; in Direcjdon of
WELLINGTON, N.Z., Nov. 12. ���
Sugar has advanced twenty shillings
n ton. This Is the third rise In t\w>
months, amounting in al] to 05 shillings a ton,
PARIS, Nov. 11.���The official
communication issued last night
bays: "At the north llie battle continues very  violent.
"There is nothing to report on the
other pah of tbe front."
Thi- inundations in Flanders,
whieh prevented the Germans lrom
making their way along the coast in
their efforts to reach Calais, are now
proving equally unfavorable to the
allies who today are .Riding it impossible to proceed through the
marshy regions.
i Tlie Germans have been obliged to
evacuate Middlekenke on the coast,
half way between Nieuport and Ostend and this point bus not yet been
occupied by the allies. The Ger-
'liuins, according to information
available here, are now coucentrat-
|ing all their forces lor a final attack
iu the vicinity of Ypres. The afternoon of November 7, they almost
succeeded in completely surrounding the city as a result of attacks
from the southwest and the northwest. Today, however, their position is said to be much less favorable
because of the excellent work of
the French artillerymen and the
able way in which the allies have
been supported by French and British aviators, who are flying better
than the German airmen.
I Caused Severe Loss.
The fight has sw*ung overt 'the
country with great rapidity, some
villages such as Dlxniude und Itams-
capello changing hands several times
a day. At present the Germans hold
only a couple of unimportant villages
on the left bank of the Yser. These
engagements, which have caused
some of the severe losses of the war,
have been fought over flat and
muddy ground which gives no opportunity for entrenching.
Tho Germans in this fighting in
Flanders have made use of regiments composed of volunteers recruited from the best classes of Berlin society. Their officers are men
of high  standing.
Ninety-two trains of German
wounded, each carrying a total of
three hundred men, passed through
Brussels on November 8, bound for
Trainload after trainload of Ger-
Iman artillery is leaving the Lys Valley eastward in the direction of
Ghent. The German army headquarters has been transferred to
The town of Alost ls 1 i> miles west
of Brussels and -III miles east of tbe
fighting area around Dixmude,
The movement of retreat of the
j'leriiiun army in Belgium continues,
according to a telegram received
from a Rotterdam correspondent.
Thirty-five thousand men and 100
guns have left Thielt in the direction
of Ghent, nnd -IS wagon loads of
munitions have left Bruges for the
same destination, There are rumors
of bitter dissemtion In the German
A proclamation Issued hy the Germans at Brussels specifically threatens, according to a dispatch from
Amsterdam, to stop the distribution
nf food by tho relief commission
among the unemployed unless tiie
Belgians go to work.
LONDON, Nov. 12.���The Press Bu-
aeau issu.s the following descriptive
account   of  the  part   in   the   battle
llayeci on October 31 by the London
Scottish  Regimant.    The occasion is
not looked  upon as a special    one
because   this   battalion  acquitted   it-
'self   well���for   that   would   be     regarded as  a  matter of co.rse���nor
/because it has done better than the
'regular battalions,  who  have    been
'doing as much if not more for weeks
on end.    it is a special    event be-
cauEe it forms an epoch in the military  history  of  the  British   Empire
and marks the first time that a complete unit of our    Territorial army
'has been thrown Into a fight alongside its  sister units of the  regular
army.   What has happened was this:
Maintain Position.
"On Saturday, October 31, on being ordered to take up a section of
the  firing line to support  some  of
our cavalry and having advanced to
'its  position   under heavy  fire  from
field guns, howitzers Bnd    machine
guns, the battalion reached a point
1 where   further   movement     forward
I was impossible.    There it maintained   itself   until  dusk,   when  it  proceeded to entrench.    From 9 o'clock
that night until Sunday the Germans
made numerous attacks on the Scottish line, all of which were repulsed
iby rifle fire.    At 2 a.m.    they made
their great effort and assaulted the
Ifront and left of the position In great
force.    A considerable number succeeded by a detour in getting around
the flank of the regiment.    A large
proportion of these were engaged by
ithe   companies   in   support  and   reserve,   while   others   penetrated   be-
llween the first and second lines of
itrencl.es and assailed our firing line
in the rear.
I "While the fighting with rifle and
tayonet was going on, both in front
'and immediately behind the firing
line, a reserve company still further
behind made repeattd bayonet
charges against *he enemy who had
got round, and so prevented the entire envelopment of the battalion.
Behind the firing line the scene of
combat was lit up by a 1 lazing house
Iwhich the Germans had set alight.
I "At dawn lt was discovered that
large numbers of the enemy had, according to custom, worked round
both flanks with machine guns, and
tt retirement was carried out. This
was effected under n cross-fire from
machine guns and rifles.
| "Naturally in an encounter of thl*-
r.ature the battalion suffered a heavy
loss, but though unable to maintain
its position. It acquitted itself with
gallantry and coolness in a situation of peculiar difficulty, and, following the national motto of 'Nemo
Me Impune Lacesslt,' inflicted fa**
more damage on the enemy than it
Pacific  (.lent   Eastern   Railway   Has
Nearly Seven Thousand .Men
ut Work.
Kaiser's  Fleet   Huh  Lost     Aliiuil     u
Score of Vessels Since (ne War
LONDON, Nov. 12.���That the
llritish navy Iiuh not been Idle is
shown by the l'st of German remold
sunk, captuied or Interned since
iiie beginn'iig of hostilities, These
total twenty-two vessels, eteluslvo
of one un-named deslcoyer sunk in
tin- North Sea, and the converted
cruisers Cape Trafalgar,    Bpreeyald
and    PrlnZeSS   Alice.      Nor   (l.-es   Iln:
list Inc'ude the capture or destrne
tlon of sum" 200 iiii'i-cii .i i:; t *.'ii. with
a total tonnage of about '.'.. o.utii
Ions lhat the Germans' commerce
has suffered during the war, Tin-
war \esseis put oui of commission
had a total tonnage of 61,720, Of
these the Qeler is Interne i at Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii, the Konigaberg is
bottle up and llie Spreiy; II was
captured. The other vessels werr
-unl; in action or by minos
This German is described in Berlin as the first German to cross tne
Meuse. When the fighting was hottest in this section of the country,
tbe iron cross was offered the first
man to cross the Meuse river. Tbls
German s.icceedod in crossing the
river on a partly constructed bridge.
OTTAWA. Not. 12.���That full
I equipment is ready for the eight infantry battalions now mobilizing for
Ithe second contingent at divisional
and district area headquarters, is
the statement made by General Mac-
IDonald, quartermaster-general, This
| ll eludes rifles, ammunition and
clothing of every description. The
uniforms are now being distributed
I and at some points rlflos have al-
j ready been issued to them.
VICTORIA, Nov. 12.���The Hon.
Thomas Taylor has returned from a
brief visit to the mainland, lie brings
woid that the Pacific Great Eastern Railway now hus a force of nearly 7000 men along Its route between
Squamish and Fort George. It Is
expected tbat the entire route will
be graded by the beginning of the
coining year. Truck will, il is anticipated, be extended to Llllooet by
the end of January and to Clinton In
Juno next year. Tho entire line will
bo completed from tidewater to Fort
George early next autumn.
NEW YORK, Nov 12.���A special
o the Tribune from Rome says: "A
lember of the German embassy hero
tated today th.it when the Germans
anded in Britain, as men, women
nd children alike would probably
eslst tbem stubbornly, the Germans
ould treat thctn as they have ireat-
d  the Belgians."
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Brother or Britain's socretary of
foreign affairs, who haB been reported captured after an aeroplane
in which he was travelling waB
brought dowu by German fire.
Legislation to Asm.st Farmers.
VANCOUVER, Nov. 5.���Ward VI
Conservative Association went on
record last night as approving the
recommendations of the agricultural
commission and urging the government to take early cognizance of
The prediction was made by Dr.
F. P. Paterson, president of the
Vancouver Conservative Association, that at the next session of the
legislature the Provincial government would put on the statute book
legislation dealing with the agricultural land problem which would
meet with the approval of all but
their most bigoted opponents.
Hindu Trial Opens.
Before Mr. Justice Morrison in
the criminal assize court yesterday
evidence was heard in the charge oil
murder against Bela Singh, accused
of shooting Bhag Singh in the Sikh
temple, on the evening of September 5 last. From the statement of
Mr. F. G. McDougal, w-ho appeared
for the prisoner, the defence would
appear to be that the affray was
started by Badam Singh, one of the
dead men, and that Bela Singh act-
id in self-defence.
First Rector of  St.  Thomas.
The Bishop of New Westminster
has appointed Rev. J. D. Mackenzie-
Naughton, M.A., first rector of St.
Thomas parish, James road. Mr.
Naughton is a graduate of the Uni-
[versity of Toronto where he won
first-class honors in Orientals, gained an enviable reputation as a debater and won the gold medal for
Bela .Must  Be Tried Again,
VANCOUVER, Nov. 7.���After being out from 5 o'clock until 9
o'clock last evening with an intermission, during which they put questions to the court as to the amount
of provocation necessary to justify
taking a human life, the jury in the
assize court sitting in the trial of
Bela Singh, charged with the mur-
| der of Bhag Singh, failed to agree
and the prisoner was remanded for
another trial, which is expected to
be held next week. Mr. Justice Morrison in his address favored tbe
contention of the defence that the
killing was justified according to
the law by the circumstances surrounding the case.
Apple Week Is Success.
Apple week will close today, and,
| given fine weather, there will probably result the largest Bales of apples recorded during the week. The
increase   in   sales   was  very  notice-
I able during these periods  when  the
weather was brightest, and  it cannot  be  doubted  that  the  object  of
I tbe campaign���the inculcation of the
i habit of demanding British  Colum-
i bia   apples   In   preference   to   those
from other parts���has been successful.
I Government Offers Timber.
I    Mayor Baxter and    Hon.    W. J.
, Bowser, attorney-general,    inspected
in Point Grey yesterday government
land that the city desires to use for
the extension of relief work provided by woodcutting.    Mr. Bowser intimated that he would instruct the
government  officers  to  allocate     a
number  of  blocks  suitable  for  the
ischeme;  and that there was in the
(eastern part of the city another bloek
Iof   which   the  city   could   have   the
Political Pot Simmers.
Mayor Baxter last evening devoted
an hour In defending his administration from tho attacks of those he
termed "the three graces, 'Joe' Martin. .1. Porteous Jack ard the political parson" (Rev. Dr. Fraser), and
ended his address by making several
Appointment Held Over.
VANCOUVER,     Nov.     10.���Chiof
Justice Hunter in  chambers yesterday continued Mr.  C. ll. Drayton as
nterim liquidator of the Dominion
l'i ust Company and in the meantime
ii  meeting  of  the  shareholders  and
depositors  as  creditors  of  the  company will be held at which it is pro-
losed to make recommendations us
to a permanent liquidator to be con-
Sidered  by the court.     By statutory
equirements   concerning     notice   to
shareholders, many ot whom live in
Eastern Canada, and in England and
tiie continent, this meeting  will  not
be held  lor some time and the case
will not    come before the court for
cur  weeks. . In  extending the case
lis  lordship  emphasized  his  eonvlc-
icn  thnt  his appointment    <>f    a
iquldutor, or more than one liquidator, would be influenced more by a
recommendation from tho depositors
than  from any other source.
Company 'or Cycle Corps,
VANCOUVER, Nov. 11.���Lt.-Col.
Duff-Stuart, in charge of the 23rd
Infantry Brigade, haB received instructions trom headquarters to enlist a company In Vancouver for service at tho front with the cycle corps
being raised In Canada. The local
contingent Will include a captain and
a lieutenant, both of whom must be
qualified officers, a sergeant-major,
a quartermaster-sergeant and thirty
men of tho rank and file. These men
will be required at once and will
form part of the Secord Overseas
Ship Grounds in Narrows.
VAN'COI'VIOR, Nov. 12.���-On entering Burrard Inlet for the first
time, the, first vessel of Russian Volunteer   fleet   to   come   to   this   coast,
the Novgorod, under the command
Of Caplain Koslromitinov, went
aground on the north shore yesterday evening. The Novgorod was
coming up under easy Steam against
an ebb tide when she struck.
.May Lease Foreshore.
The city can have a sixty-three
years' lease of the False Creek foreshore in front of the Incinerator
near Union street. The Railways
and Bridges Committee yesterday
Instructed the city solicitor to make
formal application therefor. The
solicitor was originally Instructed
to obtain a grant, If possible, but
his agent in Ottawa advised him
that the department would look
favorably upon an application for a
sixty-three years' lease at a nominal
rental of f 1 a year.
Confirmation   of   Markets   Commissioner's Forecast���Valuable to
Eraser VaUey Growers.
Singular confirmation comes from
Winnipeg of the forecast of Markets
Commissioner Abbott on the potato
situation. The official of the Fraser Valley Development League has
advised the farmers of the Fraser
valley to withstand the efforts of
the speculators to pry down Che price
of potatoes this fall and gives reasons |n his last weekly market report
why the valley producer is entitled to
a tarr price at aigging time. Ontario's potato crop, he represents, is
���not heavy. There are practically no
potatoes for sale beyond the requirements of local consumption in the
farming districts of the Northwest
prairies and possibly not that. There
is no need to fear competition ln
the prairie markets from New Brunswick potatoes, for while the freight
rate is lowered from N. B. points to
the West the minimum in carloads
bas been raised. There is also
nothing to fear from American competition.
The Farmers' Advocate, published
at Winnipeg, has practically arrived
at the same conclusion as to the
prospects for better potato prices. It
says: "This year somewhat unusual
conditions have developed In connection with the potato situation. In
only limited areas of the Canadian
West has the crop been anywhere
near up to the normal. In Ontario
and tbe Maritime provinces some
parts show a good to fair crop.
j Everything considered Canada has a
potato shortage."
The Advocate instances a case
iwhere a Manitoba grower was offer-
led fifty cents a bushel for his potatoes. The wholesaler there, just
I us the buyers do here, told the grow-
j er that there was a bumper crop in
[Eastern Canada. The farmer had
followed government reports and
knew differently. He told tbe
wholesalers that they could not lay
down potatoes in Winnipeg at a pr: e
under seventy cents and he finally
was not obliged to accept their fifty
cent offer.
Tho Advocate reads a moral Into
this incident, and bdvises the growers to study crop conditions and
market reports. The lesson can well
bo brought to the Fraser Valley-
farmer. If the Markets Commissioner of the Fraser Valley
!Development League Is corroct in
j hls forecast of the potato market,
and his advice is follpwed by the
'growers, he will have saved hundreds
of dollars to the farmers of the valley. But how has he been able to
make his forecast? By devoting a
jweek or more to following up the
clews he had on the trend of potato
prices, by gathering information as
to freight rates, local and Washington state production and the outside
demand. Any one farmer might
have spent a week on the same
search for information and arrived
at the same conclusion as Mr. Abbott. But that would have entailed
individual expense and time. By
co-operation of the Fraser Vallo>
Municipalities this information has
been made available for every producer ln the valley at a minimum of
expense. This should prove that it
is worth while for tbe agricultural
producers of the valley to support a
movement which will give them first
band knowledge of market conditions. This work the League has
been doing all summer and It does
not stand to the credit of several
municipalities that their municipal
representatives have shut their eves
to the value of this co-operative
market intelligence work and ln some
cases have Ignored the representations of even their own agricultural
bodies urging tho value of co-operation to Improve market conditions.
Coal mining rights or the Domin-
Ion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, thc
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.
App-icatton for a lease must be
made by the applicant In person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
in unsurreyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant  himself.
Kach application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will he
refunded if tho 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 rents  per  ton.
The person operating the mis*
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not. being operated, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
The lease will Include the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may bs
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.00
an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary ol
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Bub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
W. W.  CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication of
this advertisement wilt not \>e paid
for.���SOI 90.
Delta municipality is situated at
the mouth of the Fraser River i* tl��
finest agricultural district in B.C.
The chief interests in the Delta urs
farming, dairying, fruit ca.tu.rt,
market gardening, sheep and hurts
breeding. There are also salmon
canneries in the Delta municipality.
There are shipping facilities by rail
and boat to the markets of Castas
and the United States. The crop
yield is the largest per acre in Canada, and the sheep and horses bred
are the finest in British Columbia.
Along the south bank of the Vmmt
River there are splendid sites tor
Board of Trade.���President,
Kirkland; secretary, S. W. i      	
meets 2nd Monday ln each month.
Justices of Peace���11. D. Benson, u.
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, E. L. Bt, ry!
Police  Magistrate.���J.  McKee.
Medical Health Officer.���Dr. J. K.rf
Coroners.���Dr. A. A.  King and Or.
J. Kerr Wilson.
School Board.���S. Wright, chainmu*-;
A. deR. Taylor, secretary; J. Mv
Call an.
Farmers' Institute.���C. Davis, president; N. A. McDiarmid, secretary.
Delta Fanners' Game Protective Association.���Wm.   Kirkland,   president; A. deR. Taylor, secretary.
Delta   Agricultural   Society.���D.  A.
McKee, president; A. deR. Taylor,
License Commissioner. ���Reeve A. D.
Paterson,   Counclll >r   8.   Morley,.
J. Harris, J. McKee, J.P., and B.
L. Berry, J.P.
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor,
New   Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���P. J,
MacKenzle, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings���SS. Sonoma leave*
Ladner for Steveston at 8.SO a.m.,
12.30 p.m., and 6.30 p.m. coaoeet-
ting with the B.C.E.R. cars. Ferry
boat leaves Ladner for Woodwards at 7, 9 and 10 a.m., 1.10,
3.30 and 6 p.m., returning 1���vae
Woodwards at 7.30, 0.S9 aad
10.30 a.m. and 2, 4 and 6.10 p.ss-
On Sunday leave Ladner at t aid
10 a.m. and 1.30, 8, 6 and 7 p._s_
and half an hour later trass
Woodwards. The S.S. Transfer
leavee for New Westminster dally,
except Sundaye, at 7 a.m.; returning leaves New Westminster at *
p.m., reaching Ladner at m.i* p_s_.
Railways.���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon dally for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichon
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Luis
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Bourne
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) te-
meet New Delta at 8.30 a.m. and
3.30 p.m. and leaves for New
Westminster via Eburne at 8.00
a.m. and 3 p.m. Special car ror
Eburne at 6.00 a.m. Cars leave
Steveston at 6.30 a.m. and hourly
until 11.30 p.m. Sunday sendee
���First car leaves either terminus
at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service thereafter until 11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Mall for Vancouver cltwef
at 3 p. m.; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets rn th.
Municipal Hall, Ladner, cm ths
second and fourth Saturdays in
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve A.
���D. Paterson; councillors, .las. Savage, Joseph Harris, Seymour Huff.
.Sam Morley, Chris Brown; clerk,
N.  A.   McDiarmid.
Holy Communloi , first and 'liirii
Sundays at 11 a.m., second ami
fourth Sundays at 8 a.m.; Saints'
Hays, 8 a.m.: matins, 11 a.m.; Sunday School at in a.m.: Evening Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday evening, Litany at 7:30 o'clock. R��*��-
F. Vernon Venables, rector. Tho
rector holds services in the It-uin-
ilary Hay school house every othsf
Sunday at  2:30  p.m.
Baptist rtnirrh.
Pastor���Rev.    D. G.    MardonsTd.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 n.iu.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary mooting every first Wednes-
ii*iy under the auspices of the Ladles"
Crescent Island���Sunday sr'jool. *
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 servica. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held ever-
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, Novembor 14, 1009. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school.
2 p.m.; evening devotion, .1 pui ,
a.m. Rev. Father W. Chaput. parish
Services next Lord's Day at 1'
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before tho morning service every
Sundny; Sabbath school at 10 ������*������
every Sunday; Epworth Leag"'"
'���very Wednesday at 8 p.m. Re*. C.
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
St.  Andrew's  Presbyterlni*-
Services next Lord's Day st 1*
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening ot 7.*0
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 p m-
Rev. J. J. Hastie, minister.
Any corrections ln above names
or times should *<* sent to the oWot
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
The Delta Times Is pr*>Hshed ererf
Thursday from the Times Ball-sing, Ladner, B.C. J V. Taylor,


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