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With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"
Vol. X., No.   L
4BB0TSF0RD, B, C.,fFRIDAY,    April 16   1915
.00 per Year,
Pioneer Store -
The Sale of Sweater Coats,   Men's
Underwear, Men's and Women's
Boots and Shoes is to
be continued:
Sweater Coats at  COST'
Regular $1.25 at : 75c
Regular ?1.50 at  $1.00 '
Boots and Shoes to clear at
And other Articles too nu��
merous to mention.
Watch our Windows 'for Bargains
Dry Goods and Groceries, Etc,
.'"After a full an<l��� interesting discussion of-the proposal to have'Abbotsford incorporated v with portions
of Matsqui and7 'iSumas; ,so as to
form a municipality two miles
square a well amended'meeting of
citizens voted against'the proposal by
14' votes" to 6. Tlie" meeting, was held
on Saturday evening, one -hundred
persons being prosent.'' Mr. Alanson
spoke in.support of the scheme outlined recently in this paper, contending that if Abbotsford' was to grow
beyond a country, town it1 should
have control, even though its area
was at first small. Mr. J. F. Boyd
was against thcincbrporation of . a
municipality out of, an area so small
Mr. J. McPhee also- Spoke against
the proposition. All were however a-
greed that something' shiuld be done
to improve the opportunities of development in the' town and district.
The petition which-had been circulated to obtain signers for and against
the proposed incorporation was handed to the meeting ;and showed six in
the affirmative anrfburteen against.
After a free discussion and exchange
of views had been > heard it was decided that the other- suggestion for
getting better . home -' government
should be fully investigated." It was
accordingly resolved that a committee comprising Messrs J. J. McPhee
A. J. McGowan, A.; McCallum W.
Roberts and H. Alanson get together
anl consider the 'advisability 'of. Abbotsford. .djeing;-J^o*porated ""along
withf'the -unappropriated": pdrtftm." of
Matsqui uplands.
mark. Artful ladies how you lhuck-
led! When another unsuspecting bargain hunter .purchased five bars of
soap for twenty-five .cents he thought
he had a-snap until a lady present
told him he could get the same quantity and brand new in B. B. Smith's
store at "six for a quarter".
People' are begining to ask why.
Mr. A. Johnson, the local barber, is
wearing a bland smile. It appears
so indicative of coming and changing
of events.
The Rev. Mr. Jukes is taking the
place of the Rev.. Mr. "Yates during
his temporary absence.in Calgary.
Tonight the Scouts will hold their
. At a recent meeting of the
Matsqui council a motion was
brought in to divide the municipality of Matsqui, making a
highland and a lowland municipality of the present municipality. Then Abbotsford, which
contains only-a quarter of a
section and under government
control the same as -Mission
City, except that the government collects the school taxes,
steps in and says 'now is .our
rtime to incorporate and get a
slice in the division.  . ,
A meeting was recently held
in Matsqui village to consider
the idea, and on Saturday last
a meeting was held in Abbotsford to talk it over..
The present site of Abbots-
. ford occupies the south-west
quarter of section 22, and taking that as practically a centre
is seeking to include all of section 22, 21 and 14 and 15.
good size for a town or cicy.
There are, only six other cities
out of tho 33 incorporated cities
of the province with a larger
area than'that would give Abbotsford, and these are, New
Westminster with 3,48.1 acres;
North Vancouver with 2,750;
Port Coquitlam with <.;.200; Pt.
Moody with 3,000 acres; Vancouver 10,784; Victoria with
4,637 acres, while Abbotsford
(Conttinued     on   Page Three). .
The fplowing'letter explains itself
and which this paper has been asked
to  publish:'      ���
To the Secretary Patriotic Working
Abbotsford, B. C.    ���
Permit me in the name of the
Voluntary Aid of the St. John's Ambulance to thank the working party
for the finished hospital shirts received in good time; and also for the
splendid supply of linen pieces.- they
will go into our collection of linen anl
are shipping this week 5 large cases.
Amongst our other supplies which we
ship this week I may just mention
160 pairs handknitted socks, 110
hospital shirts, 20 suits of pyjamas,
a quantity of surgical bandages, pads
and wipes. If you would like to do
more work I will be glad to send
you material, but I wonder if you
could not in some way raise money
to at least partly pay for your material. We have a large number of
f workers but are constantly' cramped
for want of funds.
, Yours sincerely,
Secretary Wiggins, of the Agricultural Society, announces that he
has received a government grant of
$100 towards the prize fund of the
fall fair. The directors of the society
are urging that those who intend to
compete for the usual prizes should
plant their seeds without delay.
The late Mr. W. C. Gladwin, of
North Vancouver, whose death was
recently announced, is a nephew of
Mr. Fuller, of this town.
Mrs.   Clark  and   family  have   re
turned home after spending a vaca-
Two miles square should be a tion in Victoria.
MILLINERY Strictly the latest and most fascinating- styles
obtainable in Misses' and Ladies' Trimmed Hats. Prices
from $1.50 to $5.95.    Children's Hats from 35c up.
CORSETS   The celebrated "D & A" Corsets, at 75c to  $3.50.
Brassieries, 50c to $1.50.    Children's Waists 25c and up.
UNDERWEAR    Ladies'and Children's Spring   and  Summer
Underwear at particularly low prices.    Quality and Prices on
the above unequalled.
Approaching sixty couples dancel
away a very happy evening on Friday
last on the occasion' of the first annual dance of the local company of
the B. C. Horse regiment. Financial-
success. A delightful surprise of the
evening was the splendid coffee
made and served by the soldiers. It
is proposed to make this dance the
first of a regular series,
The Post hears on excellent authority that some enterprising local
people, who are not pessimists, contemplate inaugurating this coming
Saturday an auto stage to run to and
from Huntinglon to Mission = City,
with Abbotsford, Clayburn and Matsqui as points of call. At the start
two automobiles will be in daily operation.
Comparatively high prices were
paid for many articles offered for auc
tion by the Canadian Customs here
on Thurslay. In some cases approaching normal prices were obtained by
Mr. R. Shortreed, who proved a
quick and witty auctioneer. There
were some humorous episodes. Casey
Jones (the original) bought three
bedspreads for $4.75, after brisk
bidding, in which the ladies present,
refused to bid past the one  dollar
With a fraction of uncertainty on one or two points, such
possibly as high prices of feed,
scarcity of. help, the dairy
farmer, nevertheless, the whole
Dominion over is actually engaged now in planning for a
more abundant milk harvest
than ever- from his faithful, patient cows. The prudent, far-
sighted man has cogitated all
points such as seed selection,
labor-saving implements, better, stables, more alfalfa, a new
best cultivation he-can possibly give to the land owned or
rented. .      !
, On many dairy farms, however, one more point needs immediate attenetion - before the
herd owner can truthfully   be
said .to be really on safe ground.
For if the abundant crop or the
expensive    feed    purchased is
given to a cow, or cows, whose
dairy ability is lacking, some
one is bound to receive an   unpleasant surprise and disillusionment. If dairy ability means
ability of the cow to turn good
feed into good milk at low cost
is it not the step of wisdom to
make sure  that each  cow  on
the premises does possess that
Where, no cow . testing has
been practised a moderate estimate is that three, out of twenty
cows consume feed valued as
high as the price received for
the milk they yield. Dairy records aim at detecting these bovine crooks; but further, a study of records kept so easily,
shows the dairyman which
cows produce the most milk
and fat, and which produce
them the cheapest, (for instance 63 or 95 cents for 100
pounds of milk) so any man
keeping dairy records is speedily on the home stretch towards
the winning post inscribed
"each cow pays a good profit"
That is safe ground for the
The regular monthly meeting of the Matsqui council was
held in the council' chambers
on Saturday April 3rd with the
Reeve in the chair and all the
members of the council in attendance!
Communications Received
From Royal Columbia Hospit
al acknowledging the payment
of the account of J. Clark and
asking payment of the account
against Wm. Bailey of Dennison station, who had informed
them that he was unable to
pay his account at the present
time. The clerk was instructed to reply that the   ?.re of the
indigent patients was a sufficient liability, to be borne, that
the late Reeve Mr. Meryfield
informed the council of 1914
that Mr. Bailey would receive
assistance from the Orangemen
if he required: that the payment of this account would establish, a precedent that would
react to the detriment of the
municipality; and -while the
council is aware of the difficulty of collecting accounts from
patients under which the hospitals labor, it must decline to
pay this or any other similar
From A.  F. Welch, stating
that the owners of lands adjac- .
ent to his had met in conference as to the improving of the
old ditcli which he had    dug^
some years ago. They were of
the opinion that the outlet at
the boundary would have to be
dug    before    sufficient    depth
could be obtained in the proposed ditch. ��� Coun. Melander said,
that he did not contemplate do-,,(
ing any work there this year,' v
and the/Communication \tfas ordered filed.
General Manager, B. C. B. R.     ,'
stated;that,their���--, engineering-   . '���
-dtepartment-would^examine >into ^h .
the question of a crossing   at
the intersection of   the   north-
boundary of the N. W. 1-4   of
S. ,22, T. 16, and that he would"
communicate further after the
report was received. Filed.
From H. White, complaining
that Mr. Rummel. had placed
bars across the White road at
the bridges which made it very
unhandy, to any one using the
road. Coun. Melander reported that he had inspected the
road with Mr. Rummel and
that while finances would not
warrant placing the road on the
line at the present time, he
thought that temporary fence
should be built to protect Mr.
Rummel's field.
Owen-McCallum, that Coun.
Melander be authorized to have
a temporary fence erected for
about 9 rods to protect Mr.
Rummel's field until the White
road has been built on the section line. Carried.
From Messrs Henderson &
Taylor, submitting plan of subdivision of the S. E. 1-4 of S.
.1, T. 13.
' Melander-Owen, that the plan
of subdivision of the S. E. 1-4
of S. 1, T. 13 be approved and
signed by the reeve and clerk
when the taxes are paid for the
current year. Carried
Elliott-Owen, that the plan of
subdivision of the S. E. 1-4 of S
1, T. 13 be approved, and signed
by the reeve and clerk when the
taxes are paid for the current
year. Carried.
Elliott-Owen, that the official
administrator be given assurance that the sub-division plan
of the S. E. 1-4 of S. 1, T. 13 is
satisfactory to the Municipal
council but the signing thereof
is necessaryily delayed until
the taxes for the current year
are levied and paid in full. Carried
They submitted, also a subdivision plan of a 59.93 acre
portion of the S. W. 1-4 of S. 6
T. 16.
Melander-Elliott, that the
plan of subdivision of the 59.93
acre portion of the S. W. 1-4 of
S. 6, T. 16 be approved; and fur-
(Continued on Last Page)
'���A*** V*  * t^/* ME ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  acasrai  THE ABBOTSFORB POST.  Published  Every Friday by The Post  Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advortisiing  rates  made  known   on   application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   ayiu', the   Government  J. A. .BATES, -       -'        Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, 1915  THK -POLITICAL  SITUATION  The political situation , does not seem to be any nearer a  solution than it was a month ago when the local house dissolved  or was it prorogued? For a short time the air was full of politics and conventions were being held for. the purpose of nominating candidates to contest the coming election. We almost  breathed politics morning noon and night, whether eating sleeping or working, then along conies, a postponement of the date  of the election; later the report is current that another session  may be held; or that the provincial election may not be held  until after the Dominion elections.  T"e true state of the facts as they appear to us at the moment  is that the parties in power at Ottawa and at Victoria are both  a little shaky about the results should they now go to the country. Past politics have shown that during dull times is not the  psychological'moment for bringing on an election unless the,  governing party is tired of controlling the reigns of power There  are people who can be convinced, and their vote always counts,  that the government is always partly responsible for "hard  times" and all the attendant woes that follow in its trail. None  but wish to see the country prosperous.  At this time when the country is at war the people of Canada  and the province should not long be kept in doubt as to whether  we are to have two elections this year or one or none at all.  If we are.to have an election, let us have it and be done with it.  Then we can get down to business. It is bad i'or the business of  the province and the dominion to have an election pending and  there to be so much doubt about it. It may suit the politicians  but not the people whom the politicians are to represent, or do  represent. ��������� It is bad enough to have the leeling "Wait until  after the war" without having added to it' 'wait until after the  elections'.    We said we wanted to make 1915 prosperous.  ORCHARDS-OF MEN  AT THE FRONT  The following letter from the  Department of Agriculture explains itself:  . The Horticultural Branch of  the Department of Agriculture  has been in receipt of many requests, from all parts of the  province, for especial attention  to the orchards of men who  have gone to the Front.  hi order that the necessary  and proper care can be given  these orchards during the -absence of the owners, the Deputy  Minister of Agriculture has instructed that Assistant Horticulturists give especial attention to requests from those who  have left or are leaving for the  front, or their agents or representatives. ln#auch cases, Assistant Horticulturists are instructed to visit the orchards and  give such advice and'instruction as to their care as should  give best results.  Further requests may be addressed to the Department of  Agriculture direct, or to the Assistant .Horticulturists of the  districts.  their destruction; God, who,  through me, commands you to  fulfil his will  THE GERMAN 'GOOSE' STEP  That little Chinese boy when writing the composition on the  causes of the war hit it good wnen he said that Belgium said, "I  am a country; I am not a road".  Ex-I-Ion. Joseph Martin may think he is having a whale of a  time busting up the two great political parties and unseating  Mayor Taylor; but is not the way most people look at it. Vancouver wants Taylor for mayor; and the people want,politics  run on party, lines and Joe will have his work cut out for him  when he starts reforms that are too radical.  Will the Dominion Government deport all tne foreigners who  have become charges upon the public within two years of the  time of their arrival in Canada?    Is it tlie idea to carry out the  ' scheme to" make it a Canada for Canadians,   '  "IT'S A LONG WAY  ������  You hear it whistled, you hear it sung, and hummed, you hear  it played by bands and orchestras. It is danced to' and marched  to. This simple musk'-hall ditty, that lias become the battle-  song .of a nation at war. Many people ask what is there in it  that it should so thrill, that it should st: ike the chords of the  human heart with surer sound than the most martial music.  John Wright Buckham answers the question when he says;  "There is loyalty in it, and longing courage and resignation  sadness and joy. It speaks of the near and the far-away, the  past and tne future. One can hear in imagination,'in its tender  refrain, great racial and individual instincts and aspirations.  The lure of the great city is in it and the unforgotten charm of  the quiet home hills. 'Love and memory and hope and resignation is breathing through it, like the sound of a gentle wind  through the pines. Manly response to opportunity and duty are  there and the tender drawing of idealism and affection.  If one were able to fare to the farthest reach of its meaning,  would it not be something like this? ��������� It's a long long way to the  ideal of human happiness and attainment. It lies far back a-  mong the lost;joys and aspirations of youth���������and yet far forward, beyond fresh battlefields, in a social ideal in which all  shall share. For the attainment of theat goal every true man  and woman must be willing to endure, hardships, danger and  suffering, and bewilling to give up ease and advantage.  And it is best to meet this issue bravely and to brighten the  long march with a song. For, far away as it lies over land and  sea, past weary days and chill nights, past battlefields and hospitals, past victories and defeats there is a Goal.     ,  Call it what you like���������the New Humanity, Social Democracy,  Internationalism, the Kingdom of God. It stands fair and firm,  deep in the soul of man. It is bound to be realized, but not of  itself, and not without heavy cost. Toward it all true souls  have pressed with song���������many melodied, plaintive yet sweet  and strong���������of which 'Tipperary' is a snatch, echoing through  the heart of our bewildered war-darkened but undespairing generation."  It's a long way to that dream which heightened your hopes  and mind in the yesterday of youth, my fellow traveller. That  dream which made us forget the rough places in the road; which  spurred us on high-hearted���������yet, however slow may have been  our progress it is not so far as it was then. You and I may not  live to reach its fruition. You and I may have to leave that to  someone else, but if we have been honest in our endeavor to do  for others; if-we have kept the faith reposed in us by. our fellows  our trying shall not have been in vain.  It's a long way to everything ��������� worth having. Only those  things which have small value and of which we tire quickly are  within easy reach. \  As we journey on it is well to remember this; Long after the  great war is ended, and after its last hero has gone to sleep, we  still-will be singing if only in our souls���������"It's a long way to  Tipperary."  If there is one thing in particular that distinguishes the  German army from all others,  it is the goose-step���������the ceremonious "high-kicking" step  so impressively employed by  German regiments in marching  past king or Kaiser or other  potentate.  The goose-step is accomplish  ed by keeping the knee stiff  and by lifting the leg in a kind  of kick as high as possible. To  see great lines of infantry employing the goose-step, to see  them, with erect body and with  drawn-in stomach and toes  pointed outward at the same  angle, lift each leg high and  stiff, then bring it thunderously down upon the ground���������-well  that is a-"striking spectacle. ��������� ,  The goose-step, furthermore,  is a fine exercise. Military  critics declare that a half-hour  of it will strengthen the muscles of the leg and abdomen as  much as a full day's marching.  On this account, since the  war's outbreak has brought the  goose-step into prominence, a  great many gymnasiums have  inaugurated goose-step classes  under the supervision of ex-officers of the army.    ~  It is claimed that with ten  or twelve minutes of goose-  stepping a day a fat man or  woman will reduce the waist-  measure an inch or more a  week. The, goose-step makes  the leg very supple and shapely.  m&mm  J. H, JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Plume Connection. Mission City  O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  ,  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhangirig and Decorating give u������ a call.       /  Practical work at practical prices  Qiadys Ave.  Abbotsford  i  ���������*���������*���������������������������������-*-  TSQUI-S  f\  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  er information regarding the farm and fruit landsof  the district, and industries already established.        J)  ~*#l**i<*to*<!������**������*iii*  1'"7T':Y  ��������� '������*'������������V'."."'������������������������������>������-  *,****&***! ������i *S --*.*���������.��������� ��������������� ..  ���������������..  YOU   ARM  UtiLIGHTHI)  when you can'get plcncy of hot  water, but when the plumbing i������  out of order, that's a different  story. It is a good p]au to have  your plumbing looked over every now and then, to aee that  it is in proper condition. When  you heed a /hlumber again, remember that we do good plumbing, and our charges are all  right.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing: Shop  Old Creamery Sld<z Abbotsford  /^Stajasaa  ������&   Nothing  will  add more t������  the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk  at home.  WHAT THE KAISER  HAS SAID  "I am opposed to war."  "The best word is a blow."  "We belong to one another,  I and the army."  "You wear the Emperor's uniform, you have therefore been  given a preference over other  men."  "There is only one master in  my country; I am he, and I  will not tolerate another."  "The soldiers must have a  will of his own���������they must all  have only, one'Will and that will  mine."  The Kaiser issued the following proclamation to his Eastern arm; according to a Polish  newspaper: ���������  "Remember who you are.  The Holy Spirit has. descended  on ME. Because I am the Emperor of the Germans I am an  instrument of the Most High.  I am his sword and his representative. Woe and death to  those who resist my will; woe  and death to those who do not  believe in my mission; woe and  death to cowards. Let all enemies perish.      God demands  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B.   C.      :-;  See me now about that Insurance  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Ganes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  ,-J  M  n  n  If  \  vs~  m  Ss  *V.*":  kvy,} sVW ���������f.T'S;-- ���������H*������3siB.,i .fci-.^M li^'A^ff*^  ������������������bt'l   "t -   a'ltf'     ������   **-n    ...AMut.^'U'ifl    ������ -���������iSi.lAtf.   II      ,1..* .pv-laApA       -*���������������������������������������    *2  eestoes  hr r% ��������� *������������������ *T|    V't m   4 M.1 >fHE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ���������������l\t  i     H ,1.1m   ,(nilg|.f������  ON SAFE GIIOUND  i?  W  i  ill  I.  if  With a fraction of uncertainty on one or two points, such  possibly as high prices of feed,  scarcity' of help, the dairy  farmer, nevertheless, the whole  Dominion over is actually engaged now in planning for a  more abundant milk' harvest  than ever from his faithful, patient cows. The prudent, far-  sighted man has cogitated all  'points such as seed selection,  labor-saving implements, better stables, more alfalfa, a new  silo, abundant water and the  best cultivation he can possibly, give to the land owned or  rented. ���������  On many dairy farms, however, one' more point needs immediate attenetion before the  herd owner can truthfully ' be  said to be really on safe ground.  For if the abundant crop or the  expensive feed purchased is  given to a cow, or cows, whose  dairy ability is lacking, some  one is bound to receive an unpleasant surprise and disillusionment. ���������lf dairy ability means  ability of the cow to turn good  feed into good milk at low cost  is il not the step of wisdom to  make sure that each cow on  the premises does possess that  ability?  Where no cow testing has  been practised a moderate estimate is that, three out of twenty  cows consume feed valued as  high as the price received for  the milk they yield. Dairy, records aim at detecting these bovine crooks; but further, a study of records kept so easily,  shows the dairyman which  cows produce the most milk  and fat, and, which produce  them the cheapest, (for instance 63 or 95 cents for 100  pounds of milk) so any man  keeping dairy records is speedily on the home stretch towards  the winning post inscribed  "each cow pays a good profit"  That is safe ground for the  dairyman.  MATSQUI SCHOOL BOARD  A regular meeting    of   the  Matsqui School Board was held  at Gilford on Wednesday afternoon, March 31st.  The full  board was present  with the chairman in the chair  Underwear  Stanfields regular $3 for $2.00 per Suit-  Heavy Rib underwear, regular $2.50  for . .$1.75 per Suit  s^jSISiiSk^^^^iffSS  Park, Mutton, Keef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners  m& Balegna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  ,     ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly fat-class in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATESV #i.SO TO  $2.QO  PER  DAY  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS PROPRIETORS j  SSSWKSgBSSC  -~~*  Minutes of previous meetings  were on motion approved;  A number of communications  were,read and ordered filed.  The matter of improving the  school sites and plans of such  were considered and to be forwarded, to the director of Elementary Education for School  Gardening.  Chairman Pratt was empowered to arrange for fencing the  Bradner school site.  The secretary was instructed  to reply to the communication  of the Sumas school board, and  state that under sections 15 and  16 of the School Act the Matsqui school board is not liable  for the payment of a portion of  permanent improvements to  the Huntingdon school as per  account submitted.  ��������� Trustee P$ge was authorized  to have the new flag pole erected at the; Matsqui school and  when this is done that the first  flag-raising be suitably commemorated.  On motion of Trustees Mer-  ryfield and Phillips, that the  trustees call for tenders for the  necessary wood required by the  schools in their charge, tenders  to be submitted at the next  meeting of the board.  Merryfield-Page that accouts  be passed for payment.  Phillips-Conroy; that minutes of January 23rd, 1915, be.  adopted as read. Carried ,  Accounts passed for payment  Repairs, equipments, supplies  and other salaries $330.00; the  Teachers salaries $1033; Janitors' salaries $53  The next meeting of the  Board will be held at Gifford on  the last Wednesday in April at  3 p. m. , '.  MATSQUI TO BE DIVIDED  IN TWO MUMCIPALITIES  (Continued from page 1)  would have'2,560 acres.  Of the smaller cities of the  province Chilliwack has 1,040;  Cumberland 40;; Duncan 500;  Kamloops 912; Kaslo 400;.Kelowna 1,281; Ladysmith .220;  Nanaimo 720; Nelson with a  populationof 7,000 people has  483 acres; Prince Rupert with  a -population of 6000 has 2,240  Vernon with a, population of  3,500 has 2,000 acres  Judging from the above the  proposed acreage of Abbotsford  is just about right.  All these cities have indebted  ness���������money borrowed on the  credit of the property and improvements for the. purpose of  further improvements. Chilliwack has an assessment of  $1,357,225 on land $866,360 on  improvements, exemptions $31-  3,075; total $2,536,660 and the  debt on general debenture is  $196,000 local improvement debenture $19,591 and other $8,-  550 making a total indebted-,  ness of $224,141 for a population of 1800 people. Other cities  have also indebtedness ranging  from.$6,000 for Phoenix to $19,-  555,506 for Vancouver. From  this is can be seen that if so  desired when incorporated a  city can borrow money for further improvements. The total  debt of the' cities of the province is $73i747,954.73.  While it may be all right for  a city to become incorporated  most municipalities of the province should be much larger.  The smallest. municipality of  the province is Kent with an  area of 390.46 acres; Matsqui  has now 54,145 acres and is a-  mong the largest of the province, there being only five municipalities in the province over  50,000 acres: Langley 75,907;  Mission 52,000; Spallumacheeri  65,000 and Surrey 76,000 acres.  There are only six in the province with less than 10,000. It  is reported'that the new lowland municipality which -it is  proposed to have will be about  10,000 acres.  Sir Richard McBride has not made public the reasons for his  present visit to London but.it is generally understood that it is  for the purpose of supporting the efforts of those interested in  provincial railways to raise the capital necessary for carrying  out their projects at a cheaper rate-than was asked for funds in  New York. It is also understood that while in England he will .  make the necessary arrangements i'or capital to enable the government to put the Agricultural credits scheme into operation  without delay. Both of these objects are of direct interest to, the  people of British Columbia and it is to be hoped that the Premier will succeed in inducing British capital to assist in the completion of the P. G. & E. and also that he will return with the  assurance of a good reception for the proposed Agricultural Aid  Bonds. The above must be right as it is taken1 from the Kamloops Standard the. Conservative organ of the Interior.  THE POLITICAL SITUATION  The date upon which the provincial elections will be held is  still a.matter of uncertainty. It is expected, however, that upon  the return of Sir Richard McBride from the east, which will  probably take place next week, a definite announcement will be  forthcoming;. Rumor has it that possibly a Dominion election  may be held prior to the Provincial campaign,'but to'this we do  not attach a great deal of importance, and'our expectation is that  an appeal to the country by the McBride administration.will not  now be long deferred, and in all probability will take place early  in May.  In this constituency the contest may now be said-to be well  defined. Dr. K. C. MacDonald received the nomination in the  Liberal interest at the convention held in Armstrong last Thursday ; aiid Mr. JBasil Gardbm has also announced that he is in the  field as an independent candidate.. Mayor Poison of Enderby,  who at one time also spoke of getting into the arena, has apparently joined forces with the Liberals, as he spoke at their meet-'  ing at Armstrong. It is possible that the Socialists will nominate a candidate, but upon this point we have no information.  Dr. MacDonald is a seasoned politician, having twice;before  made an unsuccessful appeal to the'electors for .their support.  He has been defeated by Mr. Ellison for the Provincial House,  and by Hon. Martin Burrell for the Dominion Parliament.  He is an experienced campaigner, a vigorous.fighter and a good  platform speaker. Prom past experience we know that he will  conduct a clean contest. ' We believe that he is again doomed to  defeat, but we admire his courage and respect his consistency  in supporting his party and principles through thick and thin.  Mr. Gardom has not yet announced his platform, but his appearance in the field is held to be the result of a grudge which  he entertains against Mr. Ellison in connection with certain,  quarantine regulations enforced by the Department of Agriculture against Mr. Gardom's herd of cattle on his farm in the  Dewdney riding. We shall naturally have something to state  in this connection in future issues, bub until Mr. Gardom has  made public his position, it is obviously impossible to make any  reply. In the meantime we may assure Mr. Ellison's supporters that he has absolutely .nothing to fear from Mr. Gardom's  "revelations." The position of Mr. Ellison in this respect is  perfectly unassailable, as will be made abundantly plain before  the end of the campaign.. - .  While the situation is admittedly a more complex one than  has obtained in former contests of recent years, there is nothing  in it to daunt in the slightese degree the courage of Mr. Ellison's,  friends. He is the regularly nominated candidate of the Conservative party in North Okanagan. As soon af the campaign  fairly opens he will enter the fray with all his, old-time vigor.  He goes in to win, and will emerge a victor.���������Vernon News.  ���������- i  I *��������� ���������  It is gratifying to see the fruit industry of the district looking  as though it were on a good business basis. We are all vitally  interested in the problems and difficulties that confront the fruit _  grower and the farmer of the district and the province. Every  business in the country is depending more or less upon the success of the man on t**e soil. It is however a very hard matter  to deal with the marketing of the products of the soil. We would  hope however that each one would do his best to further the  interests of the grower and the products, and assist in boosting  that the residents of B. C. favor B. C. fruit, vegetables, etc., as  much as possible.  Be the result as it may, we are absolutely convinced that, a  change of methods in marketing our produce -ip absolutely essential. The consignment system must be swept away before  we can hope for success. Any change must be for the better.  It would be of more advantage to the community in the long run  to have the fruit rot in the orchards than to be sent out at prices that do not begin to pay for the cost of production. Along  these lines runs the straight road to ruin.  A proposal is now under consideration whereby one of the  Nash houses on the prairies offer an agreement to buy all our  fruit at a price to be fixed later on in the season, but with a  guarantee that it shall not go below a minimum of one cent per  lb. We do not profess to be able to pass judgement on this pro-  posed-bargain. This is a matter that must receive most earnest  consideration of the new board of directors.. But whether it  be accepted or not, we must reach out this season for a closer  and more direct connection between the grower and the retailer.  The expense that stands between the producer and consumer  must be greatly reduced. This has been advocated with more  or less persistency since the co-operative movement was started. But two years have now passed, and apparently no real  effort has been made to reach this goal. At any rate we are no  nearer it now than we were when the Central was, brought into  being. We say that this must be done or. at least a-wholehearted attempt be made to reach this end, or a general smash-  up of the co-operative system may be speedily expected. We  are in possession of information that compels us to accept this  view. We know that a very large percentage of growers have  determined to cancel their contracts this season unless this  policy is adopted. We can conceive of no greater calamity that  can happen the industry at this stage than the collopse of cooperation. And we feel certain that this can only be avoided  by entering upon a determined effort to sell our fruit direct to  the wholesaler and retailer on the prairies and at the coast.  This, we admit, cannot be affected with any degree of completeness in one season; but a start in that direction must be  made this year if we hope to hold the growers together.���������News.  ���������>  Ml  It  V  ~\.  wmj& _____  ffiT^r-^T^*'^r W?Z"xf' ^-T^J-^^TT^ ^^rc^^^'-T^"^���������<-*>r���������-q������-T----CT^ ,���������,-���������---,,���������.... ������... ��������������������������������� ^.r7-y--T.n. T ........, ���������""-���������"-"���������-"-TmmrimmrMrmmm  Krf__    ABBOTSFORD   PtiST AfifiOT SFO&t>.   B.   C. .  S>2  LOCAL ID PEBSOill  Mrs. Trcthewcy gave an interesting  account oi' her recent journey to  Honolulu in the Presbyterian church  on Monday'evening.  Mr. 0. 1-1. Nelson is busy these days  getting Uplands Nursery into good  shape for a big yield this coining  year.  MATSQUI  COUNCIL  Mr. Paul Taylor is tho proud possessor of a Ford car and 'an enjoy  these long- evenings in taking trips  around the district. Who'll be the  next? Can you afford or not afford  and  pardon  the pun.  Mrs. Jeffs returned from Vancouver a few days ago with her new  baby girl.  Mr. Clark the skilful blacksmith of  the Abbotsford mill company, who  brought home his bride a couple of  weeks ago, is residing in Mr. Steiss'  residence.   o   Registered at the Abbot-ford Hotel  during the past week were among  others Mr. and Mrs. W. D. McNair  and family of New Westminster, T.  S. Ryan, S. W. Holland, 0. M. Cooke  M.-. L. SVIcPheft Mr. and Mrs. A.  Clark and Mr. E Foster all of Vancouver, H. M. Rich of Ladner, W.  Lewis of Seattle and G. F. Kellington  of the Royal City.  Have  you   attached  the   War'Tax  to all the various things you should.  One of the linest entertainments  ever given in Abbotsford was the interpretation of the pretty Irish comedy Peg 0' My Heart given by a  travelling comedy company here a  few nights ago. The attendance was  good considering the depressing and  wet weather that-"reigned" on Mon-  dal evening.  HUNTINGDON NEWS ITEMS  A new industry may be started in  Huntingdon shortly���������������������������a first class  steam laundry and will be built adjoining the Alexandria Hotel.  Mr. M. Murphy of the Alexandria  Hotel is arranging for re-opening of  the restaurant in the hotel block, under his own personal supervision.  Mrs W. B. Taylor and Mrs. Ed.  Taylor of Mt. Lehman were visitors  to the home of Mr. and Mrs M. Murphy oh Thursday last. They also had  as guests Mrs. J. Bowyer and Mrs.  Harwell, both of Mission City.  The Ladies Aid held a successful  regular meeting in the church on  Wednesday afternoon.'  There was quite a rush for war  stamps at the local post office on  Thursday.  Mr. R. L. Gallinger, of the mill  here, has returned home after . a  short vacation with his family at  Seattle. The controlling parties interested in the mill are endeavoring  to sell the plant. ,  Mr. -Gezley, who passed through  Huntingdon Thursday on Ms way to  Sumas hospital reports V: ; Mrs. H.  Gazley is slowly recovering from the  effects of her serious illness.  (Continued from Page One)  titer that the same will be signed by the Reeve and clerk when  the taxes in arrears are paid.  Carried.  Prom P. P. Lee as to the  fence along the Tp. Line road  on the north boundary of the N  W.l-4 of S. 35, T. 16 stating the  fence was built according to the  line established by a surveyor  engaged by him. The Reeve was  of the opinion, that the original  post was still in place, and Cr.  McCallum asked that the matter be left in abeyance until he  again visited the road."  From Dr. Port accepting the  position of Ii. M.   0. for 1915  at a salary of $75 per annum.  Piled.  From Attorney-General re  appointement of Police Magistrate, stating that while the department is always pleased to  hear from the council any:  views they may have in conect-  tion with the Police Magistrate  still the government must take  the responsibility of any appointment and not the council.  Filed.  From Robinson, Firkins and  Loach, submitting plan of subdivision of a 3S.02 acre portion  of the S. W. 1-4 of S. 7. T. 14  Owen-Elliott, that the plan  of subdivision of the 38.02 acre  portion of the S. W. 1-4 and the  fraction S. E. 1-4 of S. 1, Tp. 14  be approved and signed by the  reeve and clerk under the corporate seal and that the clerk  be authorized to sign the, statement that the Hawkins and the  Coghlan roads were constructed prior to 1905 and that public moneys have been spent  thereon. Carried.  Matsqui School Board, as to  the disposal of school taxes in  arrear. Filed.  Tenders  Tenders for work was opened  as follows:  Huntingdon road: A. Sinclair  $294.00; A. Lindstrom $205; C.  E. Gephart $195; R Ii Williams  and Ii. Hamshaw $175; B Murphy $159; R. Peardon ..140.  The latter was awarded the  contract the work to be completed on or before the 31st of  May, A. D. 1915..  Riverside Road South���������S. D.  Trethewey 'clearing and burning brush ..20; digging ditch  on east side $136. ditch on west  side 75-ji per rod or 30^ per rod  for cleaning out only: J. F.  Carlson $2:50 per ton; J. G.  Chaison $287; P. M. Rolf $250;  H. Prederickson $244; A. Nor-  din $241; Gutford Johnson  $200. The contract was let to  the latter, the work to be done  on or before the 15th day of  May, A. D., 1915.  giHH^iiiaa-^iMMn������������w^a^^  lime  to paper that room.    Wallpaper is cheap at  J. E. Parton's, Abbotsford  From 5c per Roll up.  Paperhanging, Painting, Kalsomining  at rock-bottom prices.  ���������^g^Wtt-j^-f^ltVtMAtl^klLMlJIWmi^HmH  iimjwmunmitMmimmufiiiu  tr.  WjUFWtM"  IcejCream^  Everything in the Ice Cream  line  Have you visited my new Ice Cream Parlor.     Fitted in first  class  style.    A cool retreat.  ^5i  ALBERT LEE, GROCER  Abbotsford, B. C.  ���������~~~"������������������������������������mi  ��������������������������� in i iii������'Bbm������.i������iuii)jjii���������at"iTi   nfln7' ���������'iiiiyirn  Harris Road East���������Torlief  Spilling ~& Fred Hansen $398;  A. Nordin and L. Svard $340;  A. Poignant and C. G. Poignant  $334;,Hans Steferson $260. The  contract'was let to. the letter,  the work to be completed on or  before the 15th of May A. D.  1915.  RESOLUTIONS  McCalluin - Melander, that  whereas the tenders received  for the proposed work on the  Township line road are considered too high.  Be it therefore resolved that  the Municipal council of the  corporation of the 'district of  Matsqui that the tenders as before mentioned be, and the  same are hereby rejected: and  further that Coun. Owen be  authorized to proceed with the  proposed work by day labor.  Carried,  McCallu-Owen, that Coun.  Melander be authorized to call  for tenders for grading 12 inch,  of the Ross road west of Sr 11.  T. 13 the tenders,to be in" the  hands of the clerk by April 17  Carried;  McCallum-Melaiider, that W  J. Ware and Ben Nelson be paid  for fencing where the Ware  road was gazetted through  their lands some two years ago  according to the agreement entered into by the council at  that time. Carried.  Elliott-Owen that the clerk  be advanced the sum of $25 for  the payment of small accounts  and petty cash expenditures.  McCallum - Melander, that  the clerk notify the B . C. E.-'R  that the culverts on the south  Riverside road where the railway crosses are not deep' en  bugh to allow of proper ditching of the Riverside jroad and  as that road is being opened we  would like that tlieir crossing  be put in good repair. Carried.  , Owen-McCallum,' that Coun.  Elliott be ��������� empowered to grade  the Beharrell road by day labor  the cost not to exceed $175 Car  ried.  Melander-McCallum, that Cr.  Owen be authorized to straighten the Coghlan road by day  labor, tlie cost not 'to exceed  $175. Carried.  Elliott-McCallunv that the  clerk register the Matsqui road  Tax Bylaw, 1914, Amendment  By-law 1915. Carried.  Owen-McCallum, that Coun.  Melander be authorized to do  repairs on the Towlan road at a  cost not to exceed $100 Carried  Owen-Elliott, that Coun. Elliott be authorized to ,use the  grader on certain roads in Wd.  I. the cost not to exceed $50.  Mejlander-JOwe'n, that Coun.  McCalluin be authorized to do  repairs on the Nelson road at  a cost not to exceed $50; also  to expend a sum not to exceed  $100 in the Ware road in opening up.the south end of the  said road.  McCallum-Owen, that Coun.  Melander be authorized to have  the necessary repairs- made on  the Lehman road west from  the Ross road to Mr. McDonald's place, the cost not to exceed $50. Carried  Owen-McCallum, That Coun.  Ellitt be authorized to have the  ditch through the C. P. R. property and Matsqui Main Street  deepened "or put in a new ditch  to drain the road or street  leading past the Matsqui ware  house, and to   furninh   6-inch  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  tile for the same. Carried..    .  McCallum-Owen, that Coun.  Melander be authorized' to call  for tenders for about 7 chains  of ditch along the LeFeuvre'  road south of the Yale road.  Carried.  Owen-McCallum, that Matsqui Municipality remain a mem  ber of the U. B.C. M. Carried.  Owen-McCallum, that the  Municipal Council'issue cheque  to the Secretary of the Matsqui  Farmers Institute for 52 cases  of powder $6.10 per case. Carried.  Owen'Melander, that a note  payable on or before the 31st  day of December of the current  year be signed by the reeve,  clerk and Finance Committee  under authority of the Temporary Loan By-law 1915, for the  difference between the salaries  of the teachers and janitors for  the month of March and the  Government grant for the same  month, and that the clerk be  authorized to endorse the note  as follows: 'The liability incurred by the within note is a  liability payable out of the municipal revenue for the year  1915. Carried.  Bills Presented for Payment  Ii. Bose. U. B. C. M. $30 ;W.  J. Marsh 2 days work on the Jubilee Hill $4.50; Matsqui Farmers' Institute-25 cases of powder $152.50 E.-Nascou, Huntingdon road $1.50; . Henedrson &  surveying roads in Ward I. $52  Townshipline road in Ward 2  Frank Raines powder $12.35; D  McDougald $29.81; V. Ferguson  $30.94; J, A. Morrison $30.94  J. A. Morrison $87.67. J. Dennison road repairs $6.75; Dennison road repairs $6.75; Mt.  Lehman Lumber. Timber and  Trading Co.. Ltd., pipe for Bates  road,flume $2.40; C. L. Clark  boxing ditch on Tp L. Road  $28.52; Evans, Coleman & Evans vitirfied pipe for Bell, road  $24.60; P. A. Johnson repair  Riverside and Page roads $10.-  13; Burnett & McGugan, maps  $3.75; Mott Harvey, bounties,  $9.70; James Conroy, bounties  $2.20; E. Elin bounties $1.00;  King's Printer $1.80; C. M. C."  advance as per resolution $25;  postage $1.50; travelling expenses $4.00; School accounts  general $330.33; salaries for  March $1055.00;  janitors $53;  Elliott-Owen that the bills be  paid. Carried.  Melander-Owen, that note  authorized at the meeting of  Council of the 20th day of Mar.  be increased to include the a-  mount of the overdraft arising  from the payment of the accounts as passed, not including  the salaries of the teachers and  janitors for March; and ; that  the clerk be authorized to endorse the note as follows: 'The  liability incurred by the within note is a liability payable out  of the municipal revenue for  the year 1915.' Carried,  The council then adjourned  to meet in the Exhibition building of the Matsqui Agricultur  al and Hor. Assn. at Gifford on  Saturday April 17th at 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon.  . Jaines; Gibson, C: M. C.  "ROUGH ON IS ATS" clears out Rats  Mice, etc. Don't Die in the House.  15c and 25c, at Drug and Country  Stores.  WANTED���������-Owners of small improved acreage or farm near Abbotsford  who would sell at a bargain for cash  write P. O. Box 16, Qualicum Beach  Vancouver Island.  FOR   SALE���������Spangled   Ham-*  burg Eggs Good Layers Non-  Setters, Setting of 15 eggs for.  $1.00. Apply Mrs. F., James,  Mission City Ef. C. ,  PUBLIC NOTICE-r-  Notice is hereby given that  I will not foe responsible for  any debts contracted by my son  Clarence Nelson.   -  Jas. II. II. Nelson, Barriere B. C  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE that any parties having claim against the  estate of the late S. S. DeLair  are requested to furnish same  before the First Day of May,  1915.  -.  Dated this 26th Day of March  1915:  THOMAS  DELAIR  IMPORTANT  TO    STOCKOWNRES  It is of great importance that  Stockowners should be posted on  Troubles and Diseases pertaining to  Farm Stock. All farmers should  know how to combat disease in Domestic Animals. The Veterinary  Science Book treats fully on every  known disease of Farm Stock. Stock-  owners cannot afford0 to be without  such a work, as it will.be an annual  saving of many dollars. Members are  also entitled to the many privileges  Avhich the Association gives.- Such  as free advice, reduced costs.of medicines, together with a volume of information on practical Veterinary  Work. 664 pages. Fully illustrated,  cloth bound. For further information and full particulars, Apply to  HARRY JACKSON, Abbotsford, B.  C, The Local Representative, Veterinary Science Association.  iMsor. Bros.  Poultry Tonic  ���������and���������  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  CHARLEY'S POOL ROOM  AND BARBER SHOP  Huntingdon  Go   With  The Bunch  Don't believe me but come any night  and see where the bunch  is  2  New Tables Jnst Added  Laundry Agency in Connection  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. C.  exan  :i^i,UV..;,"V������.-,UriMJ*'M''*a-f,������ I ,i--i*Jk*j-^aii..'limiiiptim������?f������M_-WAwiiwii---.'-..Tii'  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTJNGDON, B  C.  /'  A


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