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 i/r,^j\^ i.  . i.  "jr. *hJrv*i ^'73"f-  ,  *.l~mtaXK.t*.Vi1'A+*������t~n i  4.1-   '*>*       ly <.(-.) i ,-T,v f'"-'iiri������*V',?a*  , f '.."  I  ' 1l������ ���������  tfji  I  &  !  I  i  I  Kite.  w  If  ft..  V  u v  V  OFFICIAL PAPER OF TI^IE GRAND LClYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VIII., No.   3.  ��������������� iJi-  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   C, FRIDAY,  APRIL 17 1914  <s^^^te-8  $1.00perYear  f-  ~\  To make room for our new Spring  Stock we are disposing of our big  stock of  Ladies' Children's and  Men's Shoes at Great  Reductions in   Prices.  Come and secure a Bargain  while they. last.  Arrangements ^rVell Advanced for the Crowning  of the Queen.   Special Weather  ^Ordered for all Day.  , Arrangements; in-.connection with  the Abbotsford May.-Day is-progressing ��������� nicely '.and;/all the/jplans for  a good day are. about coin'pleted,' and  by the .time the 1st of - May: arrives  all that will be required) for a, good  enjoyable day,>illrbe'the beautiful  sunshine for which ,Abbotsford;.is not-  ed.. Everyone vis. working . and assisting the - committee, t.eyen father,  who sees that motherland the child-  re n mean business,-being but for a  good time, and -he wills be'awfully  lonesome if he don't Join-inland has  to stay at home'; ''-. -Now father -.don't  stay home if He can-help,,It;..and .it  is* certain that .he wants.'/uT enjoy all  that is going, on���������"he. Will.b'e" an interested party on. May Day all right:'  Therefore the .day will be a success.  The ex-Queen will ,be'^prowned. at  the grounds before 'thefsports' begin  in the afteriioon��������� ., probably- about  about 1:30: p. m. ^ After'the crowning she wilV-superyisethe'sports of  the afternoon, j/-��������� ,     }'.---~'Y> A ..  The Queen-elebtvwill be.crowned at  the hall"ia--the'{evening.' .Tlfe .crown  ing of -two.-' queen's" ought to jsa'tisfy  everybody "and "should add" greatly .to  the.p������ogramrne,,-for tb.e.day..: w . J~  '"fThe para^wil^  ;about 11:30 and-will' undoubtedly be  an interesting' part-- of the/day.'s 'events. "' ', Several -have indicated- 'their  intention ..of' taking; part'~in the" parade and -the "indication's"*are that -the  Callthumpiansj-wiir. be'out-in, .'full  force that .day.-   . < ;    ,    , '��������� " '  This week, the naraes":of those .who  early in the game, and there are always those .who like to surprise the  public on that day by not previously  announcing their' intention of forming a part .of the parade.' However  that village enthusiast, who can always be depended upon to do a little boosting for' Abbotsford' when  opportunity presents itself is planning to have his blacksmith shop on  the street that' day in full force,-Mr.-  J. McMenemy of course is the person  referred to.- Mr.'Currie if he carries  out his plans will have a turnout  that will advertise Abbotsford. Then  maybe nothing should'be said about  what Copping and Lee intend to do  to swell the parade, but you just  watch their smoke. There will also  be several Calithumpians from the  outlying districts.- The Post may be  in a position to say more next issue.  , At the entertainment in the evening, which is sure,to be as interesting as it possible to make it','' four  young- .ladies have planned to sing  in .proper costume one of the latest  and most popular patriotic songs.  , The^ Mission City band will be over .for the day.  ��������� /. The sports for the afternoon will  'begto-^'afe������2������-pr'mv-andw.the..base ball,  game-between' Abbotsford 'and' Rosedale will be on between 4 arid 5\ p.  '���������m- ;  ' :_  It is probable the the Chilliwack  .schools will he. closed on that, day,  although the' .Chilliwack. ..district  schools will .not be .closed  NEW BUSINESS HOUSES  FOR ABBOTSFORD  There is a report current and it is  givn as heard on the street that a  new temperance, hotel is to.be' bulk  on the 'corner near ;the, old Commercial Hotel. ^ The property has been  selected" the plans for the building  all made; arid best of-all the man  with the money to spend is willing  to invest:  Another report is that a large lirni  of wholesalers as seeking trackage on  the B. C. E.-R. for the'business of  securing shipping facilities ,to all the  points of the Valley. A,large ware--  house is to be erected for the storage"  of the goods.   ���������-*-������������������  But nothing has been done as yet  in the way. of building, for either of  the two new businesses.  NOT A BRITISH TRADE  ENTHUSIAST  NOW  (From the Fraser Valley Record)  Aiprominent citizen of Mission City_  imbued with the spirit of keeping all  the ,money possible .within'the British Empire secured a*post office order'  for$3,60.and sent the money to England/for some goods, .which he believed would suit.him better than any  secured in this province, at least he  believed  they   would   suit  him   better. ���������> It might .also be' mentioned he  has been long enough in British Col-1  umbia to become climatized���������possi- ,  bly some thirty years' so that \ he can  not' be^ Vaid't^beliartTctrliitrir. English!  ���������  After a time hisvgoods -arrived (and''  after a few preliminaries .he. <wasi' at  the stage' where the'freight was^to'be-  paid," and here'he drew'a-long breath  when the amount was shown^to him.  ' ���������->'. -  UMAS DYKE COMSSIflNEBS  ELECTED-ON MONDAY  Yesterday was election for the com  missiqners for the Sumas dyking  scheme," and it is hoped that the new  commissioners will have the backing  of all the people now that they are  elected. Boost for the dyke as much  as possible and overlook any little  "tardiness or anything that may appear not up" to the standard in your  opinion, always .Remembering, that  the main thing is to get a dyke and  the settlers on "it," and' the town of  Huntingdon will forge ahead and also  all the other towns within miles of  the  richly  settled' district.  The following is the result of the  election:  A.  Gillies    146  Al Evans   112  H. S. Cresswell  107  Tom  Brown      96  J.  L.  Atkinson       95  Angus .Campbell". ���������    51  E. J.; Campbell  1     50  Luther'  Lamson   .-.     46  Moses Hilton  ." -  43  MISSION  CITY BALL TEAM-  WINS OVER ABBOTSFORD  NEWTON-HAIRSINE  (From the Fraser Valley Record)  There were united in the bonds of  wedlock on Wednesday, April 15th,  Miss Tessie''Newton to Mr. G. Hair-  sine. The young couple are well and  favorably known in the district.  ROULEAU-RATCLH<FE  On. Wednesdaf, April 15th the  marriage was solemnized of Miss N.  Rouleau and Mr. Sam Ratcliffe. The  young, couple-are both residents of-  Mission City and are well and favorably known here. Mr. Ratcliffe is in  the enaploy of the Western Canada  Power Company. -^v;  (From the Fraser, Valley Record).,  The way the Mission baseballers  put it over Abbotsford at' Mission  City on Good Friday and again.on  Monday at Abbotsford would lead a  person to believe that they - were  'some ball team' and should' receive  the support of the people of Mission-  City morally-and financially:   -  The Maple Leaf made Friday a  day to be remembered in Mission City  and the club showe'd a reriiarkable  score and showed that they were in  good form and that the score of 19  to 2 was no mistake.', ������  In the first three innings Abbotsford played good ball,, but the local  boys soon knocked their pitcher out  of the box. -      .'  A big crowd turned out to see the  game and were well pleased with the  work of the home team. -  " The second game took place' on  Easter Monday on the ^Abbotsford  grounds and again Mission easily defeated their oponents by a score of  18  to   8.  Abbotsford had seucred a new pitcher but the Mission boys soon begun to pound him hard, Cramer, McRae a.nd Tihgley all getting base hits  The Mission players who took a  part in the game are:  A. Cramer, left field; C. Carlson,  left -field; A. McRae, centre field;  E. Fuzlno, right field; B. Jo.hnston,  base; J. Cramer, short stop; W. Rod-  gers, second base; Roy Tingley, catcher and scorid base; L. Wells, 1st  base; G. James, catcher; P. Cox,  Pitcher.  were .to take:part in the parade was-ed';   while "Matsqui vwill  decide' the  asked for',biit"\it'was" "'probably  'too "matter .this Saturday.      ���������  '      ._  . It :was some-seconds before he drew  "Mission schools'will likely be cios- the next .breath..-. He., .was, stunned.  MEETINQ OF THE :���������    -" -" /  AGRICULTURAL   ASSOCIATION.  QUADRILLE CLUB WILL  Yes, well, our baseball team were  beaten by Mission City on Easter  Monday 16 to 8, but note how quickly  Abbotsford is learning the game and  beware!0!!  Mrs. Claude Shillingford and son  of Hammond are visiting friends in  Abbotsford.  A meeting of the Matsqui:Sumas  agricultural association 'will be held  in Huntingdon-on Monday, April 20th  at Huntingdon, when the people ar  round Huntingdon will" be asked to  cooperate with,the people of Abbotsford in making the- fair a success. _  The' Sumas council "and- the 'Matsqui council each have contributed the  sum of ?100; and this together with  the subscriptions.- already promised,  and ithe- government" grant, \ should  there be a grant, will bring the list  up to some $500 for the expenses of  the fair and should give the association1 a /-'nice little prize list, with individual prizes worth competing for.  It is. expected that there will be a  big turnout from- the prairie,, and a  great mlany of those closer to Abbotsford have promised- ;to go over  to the meeting.  ' It should be a good nieeting.  EXPERIMENTS WITH SHEEP  I The freight was ������1. 16 s. ,6 d.   -Do you  wonder?   .       ' '    ~"~'\i'"_"���������*'        '   -  Another gentleman"--' of \ this  town  asked-a-friend to".mail him a small  shrub-that he knew of,-as.,a boy in*'  GIVE NEXT DANCE  England.    The 'friend wishing to do'  The, next, dance of the Quadrille  Club will be given next'Friday evening 1 nthe same -old place and under  the same old management that so  many people have enjoyed the dances  during the past winter. :  '  . The club will endeavor to make  the dance,on Friday evening just as  good _if not better than any of the  dances of the past winter.-    Be there  ANNUAL MEETING OF  .   WOMEN'S   AUXILIARY  - Mr. Ralph Cruickshank, of the firm  of Stuart, Jardine and .Cruickshank  of Vedder Mountain, ������������������ returned on  Thursday from the American side  with 100 Shropshire sheep, which the  firm will pbace on their ranch, and if  they meet with succes with this smail  number will place several thousand  slieep on the ranch;  NEW  SETTLERS  COMING  IN  An annual meeting of the Women's* Auxiliary, next Thursday, 23  in the afternoon at 2:30 p. m. at the  horiie of,- Mrs. T. ��������� J. Boyd. Everyone interested in church work is invited to be present.  CALIFORNIA JUBILEE  MALE   QUARTETTE  Among the recent settlers to make  the rich district around Abbotsford  their home is Mr. H. G. Adams and  his family from Alert Bayy "B. C,  and Mr. Adams has expressed himself as highly satisfied-with his purchase on the Yalo Road near Stim-  son's ranch. ���������  Aother settler Is Mr. Gowan, who  left this district for Chilliwack la^t  year but who has returned to per- !>  manently reside here. They all do  come back. This district cannot be  beaten. ���������'.���������'. 'Y.S. ....-\'.&*  The entertainment given by the  California Jubilee Quartette on Tuesday evening in' the Alexandria Hall  was very much enjoyed. Owing to  the heavy rain the audience was not  sufficient to fill the' hall but there  was a goodly number assembled and  none of those- present regretted his  effort to be present nor the price of  the ticket paid, when listening to the  excellent singing and readings of. the  talented colored gentlemen.  ANOTHER ENJOYABLE AFFAIR  The dance given under the auspices of. the Abbotsford Baseball Club  on Easter Monday evening was an  enjoyable jaffair to all who were  present. The music was appreciated  and the dancing kept up until an  early hour. ������������������',.'  Mrs. Robb and daughter of Matsqui, spent their Easter in Abbotsford  the guests of Mrs. D. Smith.  the.right thing"byan old friend, fixed up a;sniall"parcel. and start'od it  by parcel post, writing-to his friend*  here that he had done so, and "when  he might expect it. A few days after he received another letter stating  that small shrubs could not be sent  to Canada from England-by parcel  post.'   . t  The names of both parties are with  held, but at the same time this has  another side to it than the mere fact- -  of both parties being disappointed." ;  When English, Scotch or Irish inv  migrate to this "fair Canada of ours  it is only natural to expect that they  have a fondness, for the small shrubbery that Is grown in their- native  country, and wish to have some of  the genuine article to plant when  they settle down, and it. should not;  be made an impossibllty for them toT  secure what1 they desire along this  line.  It is not a question of not being or  being able to get it in this country,  but a question' of having one's desires accomplished.  Talk about British trade preference���������how can It be expected that  people thus disappointed will become-  enthusiasts In the advancement of  trade relations with the mother coun ;  try?  .... ��������� i. ....  DOING SOME EXCELLENT WORK  The Matsqui municipal council under the supervision of Councillor McCallum, is clearing and grading the  Nelson road and Messrs Kennedy���������  father and son���������and J. McNeil are  making a good job of it.  An excellent Sale of Work was  held at Bradner on Wednesday of  this week in the interests of tlio  church fund. A considerable sum  was realized.  Whats the smatter with the Snews  this'sweek. THE ABBOTSFORD POM*; ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  S2BS  2������������  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every ^riday by Tho Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to'the interests., of Abbotsford, and, district  "���������" '     Alivertisiirig"' rate's "made known  on  application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither  for  nor  agin'   the  Government  1  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1914  The other day when the presdent  ofcGreat Northeern Ralway was.in  Seattle he advised the three cities of  Washington to lay aside petty spite  for the sake of their own good and  for the purpose of capturing the  trade that was rightly theirs. It  would be good advice for our own  coast cities to take a little advise a-  long this line. The Vancouver World  with Mr. Taylor as writer gives the  Mayor of Vancouver some timely advice, which according to reports he  richly deserves,'as it must have been  a pretty sight to have seen the Mayor of Vancouver rebuke the delegates  from New Westminster for placing  their very best claims before the  Commission for the grain elevators.  York paper and have a lot more fun  reading' tlie "real" news of the day  as it is published. The other day  Lord Decies, who was travelling in  California,, lost his handbag containing his comb and brush, and he was  forced to use his wife's toilet articles  This little intimate family incident  was telegraphed over the land, and  the big papers played'it up on the  first page. ' The other night Miss  Eleanor Wilson, daughter - of the  president went to the theatre with  out first having had her dinner. She  sat in the shadow of the box and  ate a bun. This was, a big item of  news, and the big papers treated it  as such.  When Abner Jones    painted    his  THE   RESPECTABILITY  OF  BUSINESS  appearance this season, but it is expected to be placed on the market  within the. next week or so.,  It is expected that within the next       Tbe rt that the United states  few weeks the first catch; of. Fraser Expre88 Company is about to give up  river oplichan.s, will be offered for the ghost contains a little secret that  sale. Up to the present the oolichans on the market have come from  The: following is what the World  barn  it meant more to  him and to  has to say:' , I his neighfors than the-loss of a hund-  "To read that Mayor Baxter," in his  interview with the railway commissioner at Winnipeg rebuked*the New  Westminster deputation for their display of sectionalism, is surely, more  amusing than edifying.    It is manifest that for Mayor Baxter to do so  was to   betray the very '. spirit    he  sought to condemn. With much more  digniy   and   restraint   might   Mayor  Baxter have contented himself with  stating his case and resting it there.  "After all,  does it really matter  'very much whether the site chosen  for the grain elevator be on the Fraser or on the Burrard Inlet���������matter  we mean, -so far as the interests of  the  communities  of  Vancouver  and  New Westminster    are    concerned?  The interests, of the communities on  this peninsula, from Coquitlam down  the Inlet and down the Fraser, to the  sea, are*'identical.    Not one can be  benefitted and the other be made to  suffer thereby.    The interests of one  are the interests of all.   '.  ��������� "The   selection  of  a  site for  the  grain elevator will,    no    doubt,    be  ��������� made by. the commission on purely  .business grounds;  at least, it is on,  : such grounds    that   ' the " selection  should' be made.    Bickering between  : Vancouver and New Westminster^ is  not likely to influence the minds of  the   Comissioners  to  any  great  extent.  "Mayor Baxter's rebuking of New  Westminster for sectionalism could  not have been impressive.' Even if  New Westminster deserved to be rebuked, the head of a rival deputation  was the last man who should have  administered it."  red combs and brushes, and when  Mrs. Lafe Perkins, entertained ��������� the  sewing circle" it meant more to her  to the community of Poke Centre  than all the theare parties. Miss  Eleanor Wilson everri attended. The  value of news depends entirely upon  the point of view. The little' community pepars contain ��������� more real  news of interest to their readers  than do all the big newspapers ��������� in  the country combined and rolled into one.���������Grand Rapids News.'  JUNE   FIRST  WILL  SEE FREIGHT SERVICE  While discussing the question of  . where the elevator for the storage of  grain is under consideration it might  be a good thing for Mission City to  put forward her claims for such an  institution of industry. The waters  of the Fraser River are navigable as  far as Mission City, and there is no  doubt the owners of Industrial  Mission would offer a free site: .It  may be that a little quiet work is being done by the owners of that property with a view of securing the  grain elevator at Industrial Mission.  One of the owners is. now in the east  on, business in connection with, the  offering of free sites; and he can present his claims for this locality and  without advertising the matter a-  broad. Now it may be that this paper is letting the cat out of the bag  but is was not our intention to do  so, but the opportunity was so opportune we could not help ourselves.  Official announcement has been  made by vice president. Hanna of.  the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Company that a freight service  will be in operation' on the new  Transcontinental by June 1.  Construction work on the uncompleted uortions of the C. N. R. line  in British Columbia is now proceeding rapidly; With the exception of  about thirty miles on two of the  North' Thompson' sections, ' grading  has. been' completed on the entire  route "from the, Yellowhead Pass to  Port Mann". There now remain's ,a-  bout 230 miles yet to'lay to-link up  the'various sections between' points  where bridges are being erected.'--'.  The track has been made ready for  traffic from the Port Mann end of  the line to Cisco, 140 miles distant,  where the C. N. R. crosses the C. P.  R. main line afew miles above Lytton  and then makes the opposite side' of  the Thompson river in an easterly  direction. Work has been well advanced on the construction of the Cis  co bridge, operations having started  on the erection of. the big 425-foot  arch, span. The two other bridges,  which are being built over the Thompson near Lytton are about completed  The other section of the line, those  between Kamloops and Yellow Head  Pass; are being gradually linked' up  the steel being laid to Mile 121,  where a, trestle' is being thrown_a-7  cross Lyon Creek.  Of, the 476 miles of track on the"  British Columbia .division of the. C.  N. R. 243 miles have been completed  leaving 230 miles yet to be laid.' A-  bout thirty miles of grading has.yet  to.be done. It is expected that'this'  will be completed and the steel laid  in order that a freight service will be  inaugurated by. June. By, the end of  the year the company is.of,the opinion that ;a through, passenger and  freight service will be in operation  from coast to coast.  the'.Columbia river.  No changes in the prices of eggs  or butter were recorded, the. first  named selling at 2 6 cents a dozen retain 'and the'latter , at 40 cents a  pound retail .  '  Wholesale Poultry  The folowing prioes were quoted:  Poultry, live' weight    23c to  24c  Ducks, live weight   18c .to 22c  Retail  Poultry  Spring Chickens, dressed per lb..25c  Hens, dressed per Ib .... 20c to 22c  .   Vegetables  Rhubarb, p.er lb.  15c  Potatoes, per sack :  $1.00  Carrots, per sack  75c,  Cabbages per sack   .-:  75c  Parsnips, per sack ...i 90c  Radishes per bunch    5c  Turnips, per sack .'.  75c  Lettuce, per bunch   5c  Eggs  and  Buter  Eggs,  retail   ,  25c  Eggs wholesale .' 21c  Butter, retail, per lb   40c  Butter,   wholesale       35c  Wholesale   Meat  Pork, per lb   10c to 12c  Pork      ..salt, per Ib   13c  Mutton, per lb  .". .-.....:. 12c  Leg of Mutton, per lb   16c  Veal, medium, per lb  16%  Veal, /large, lb   12c to 15c  Retail Meats  Beef,  best rib roasts   18c  Beef, loin   25c  Beef,   Bhort   loin       28c  Beef,   sirloin    :   23c  to   25c  Boiling Beefs'  12%  Beef,   pot   roast      15c  Pork    20c   to   25c  Mutton ."    18c to  20c  Leg of Mutton  :...+... 18c  Sugar.cured corn pork 15e'to 20c  Home-mad epork sausage 15 .cto 20c  Salted Pigs' Head, per lb   8c  Pickled Pigs feet, per Tb    8c  Pickled pigs' shanks, per lb ....10c  Sugar cured hogs' heads, per lb ���������..8c  Sugar cured corn beef, per lb .7.. 15c  Picnic hams, per lb  ...-.  14c  Pure lard  15c to 16c  Sugar cured- bacon   22c  Sugar cured . boneless ham 25c  Spring, lamb, fore qr  23c to 25c  Spring   lamb,   hind   qr.   30c  to   35c  Pork   Chops    ' 18c  Fish  Oolichans, per lb :  10c  Steelhad  salmon, . per  Ib_ ;    15c  Sturgeon, par  lb'".... .'. 15c  Cod,   per   lb    :...; ...12%  Halibut, '3  lbs : ...1...... .25c  Herrings, 4lbs ....:.....���������..:..-.". :.'..). 25c  Re'd Spring Salmon per lb.:..:.. 15c  ���������White Spring Salmon,.per lb .... 15c  Soles,   pet   lb-.' '. .'.,���������." 10c  Crabs, 2 lbs ....:.....'.. ."...:  25c  LAND. REGISTRY OFFICE  the public should make the most of  It -is this:The straw which broke  the camel's back was the refusal of  the government to permit the railroads to increase freight rates.  The express company had hoped to  shoulder the increased freight rates  on the shippers, including possibly  the UniUd-States government iii -the  shape of parcels post.    ,,    "  The innocent reader may wonder  how this would benefit the express  company. Certainly there would not  be any pleasure for the express company promoters in paying additional  charges to the railroads.;  Well they would not pay them.  Or to put it more accurately they  would pay them in such a way that  they would not pay. The express business is the left-hand pocket of the  railroad combines of the same coat,  i We think we can now figure out  why it would have been to the distinct advantage of the' express companies to pay additional rates to the  railroads���������and .especially in having  all  other shippers  pay.  It is almost a pity that such sagacity on the part of our captains of industry could not be rewarded by additional loot. And it is almost painful to think that such incentive is  ruthlessly being driven out of business by a more or less inconsiderate  government. ������  To be sure hardly enough has happened thus-far to cause undue excitement. Nor is there to be anything in  the way of a revolution of this kind  in the next few years, so long 'as tho  old partties hold office. But tho  handwriting is on the wall and one ex  press company has already yielded up  its earthly spirit���������about thc only  thing it .values in this sordid and materialistic ago  er'preached the morality of law and  order. They, have seldom practiced  it, to be. sure. . But they have preached it. And we would like to take  them at their word.  We would, like to see the transfer  made so gently that even the hysterical editors-of the most reactionary  press could not pretend there was'  not due process of law. This might  entail compensation. More likely it  could be done by way-of thoroughly  respectable agencies of competition  such as the parcels post.  Aside from anything else, it,would  be a tribute to the superior intelligence of the working class if they  should beat the capitalist game, in  spite of having had to hand in making the rules.  And it looks as though-they might.  ���������New York Call.  RECORD ITEMS, FRASER VALLEY  The North Burnaby Conservatives  held a smoker last week.  On Monday the school children  started voting for the' May. Day  Queen in New Westminster.  Another room will be opened in  Whonock sch'ol next week in the,  temporary quarters.  A. Stevens of Port Hammond will  probably complete the clearing of  tlie 3 %- acre cemetery in Maple'  Ridge about the middle of May.  aiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniimiig  s   i.       - ~~    ���������    -,   ~f' ���������/���������<��������� m  g   ������  H           The Merriam Webster jg  H Every day in your talk and reading*, at a  s home, on tho street cur, in tho olllco, shop g  g 'and school you likely question tlie mean- s  {= insr of some new word.   A friend asks: =  g "what makes mortar harden?"   You seek ������  H tliolocationofZ.ocA/farri/ieorthepronun- g  ~ ciation of jitjutau.    What is white coal? g  s This New Creation nnswersftll kinds of g  f������ questions in LanjriiaKc.History.Biography, g  Thai   flip PYnrniiri'irnrs  will   hr> ox-   ������ Motion, Foreign Words, Trades, Arts and  a  A   ,.,.'"     ! .     7     J I Sciences, with final authority   '  propriated in devices many and also  strange goes without'saying. Tho  process will vary according to circumstances. In so far as wishing is  worth anything and in so far as  planning is valuable���������and this last  is highly valuable���������the process will  be accomplished.as orderly as possible.  Of course it .would take a Socialist  administration to- do this. But we  shall not stint praising any other administration which does the work  fairly well.  The Socialist is interested in an  orderly change for the sake of civilization to follow aside fro mthe fact  that the price of a derangement will  be paid in part at least by the working class. .  But there is another reason-for desiring the transfer of property and  power to be made with as little friction as need be. And that reason is  a very respectable and conservative  one.  It is this:The .ruling class have ev  il     400,000 Words.  1     6000 Illustrations.  S     Cost $400,000*  ���������������������   2700 Pages.  H The only dictionary with  g the new divided page,���������char-  H acterized as "A Stroke of  S Genius."  ������ India Paper Edition:  H On thin, opaque, strong*,  s India paper. What a' satis-  = faction to own the Merriam  = Webster in a form so light  = and so convenient'to use!  = One half the thickness nnd  g weight of Regular Edition.  jf Regular Edition:  = On strong book paper.' Wt.  i uMlbs. Size 12% x 994x"  H S inches.  ~ Writs for specimen pages,  ������| Ulnitratlona, etc,  = Mention this  ������= . publication  = and receive .  =��������� FREE*, sett  = of pocket;  = - maps.  i  g. & c.  I   HERMAN!  1 Springfield, Mass  iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiifliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii  WHAT IS NEWS?  It has been the custom in the past  to poke much fun at the country  newspapers for mentioning such important news items as the fact that  Abner Jones has painted his barn or  Miss Angelica Botts has gone to the^  city to look at the spring millinery.1  Big papers have snorted loudly every  time little papers have mentioned  the fact that a meeting of the sewing circle was held at the home of  Mrs.   Lafe  Perkins.  THE EASTER MARKET  Appointment- of  Clerks  and  Stenographers "Appear in Current  Issue of^ Gazette  Appointment to the New "Westminster land registry office are gazetted  as follows:  Clerks���������Elwyn Speakman Reeves  Cawley, Alban Clark, Ernest Thu-  born Dunford,, Duncan McFadden,  Frederick" George Watts, John Brock-  bank Charltqn'jEggert Johannson and  Ralph  Ctiurtbn."   *    '  Stenographers��������� Marjorie    Ibbot-  son Dickson and, Mary Isabelle Kelly.  John'Alexander McMartin, a clerk-  in the provincial jail to be "transferred to'the land, registry "office at New.  Westminster as clerk.  fc  DEVELOPMENT OP CIVIC SPIRIT  There was an abundance of Calla  and Easter lillies at the Easter market held on Thursday last at New  Westminster. The city residents did  turn out in large numbers and with  the good offerings tlie' market' was  one of the best held this year.  Calla lillies were selling at 25c a  pot while' potted Easter lillies did  sell for 25c a blossom. Daffodils wore  also plentiful selling at three dozen  for 25 cents. There was also the usual supply of cut tulip's, potted vegetables, hyacinths, raspberry, currant bushes and gooseberries, all of  which sold at the previous Friday's  . In these days.of progress, and. development the' successful merchant  makes himself*a,factor in the advancement of his town) and even studies  the local, situation with a view of  securing for' his/ community' the best  results, that may.-be-derived from the  natural opportunities' that: it enjoys.  He takes a deep'in'terest in municipal problems, even though, he may not  participate in public life, as a. candidate for office: ' He finds out how.  the welfare of the, town may be promoted by the application! of sound  business principles "to its administration. ��������� He grows enthusiastic in  the work of the Board of Trade, or.  of any similar organization which  exists for the purpose, of helping the  place take its proper position among  the business communities' of the west  No man'can say that he is not fulfilling his duty" unless he displays  public spirit in the promotion of every legitimate enterprise that may  be of benefit to the town. This activity need" not be manifested in an  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels, good and looks good;  ring up  currie ��������� & Mckenzie  quotations  Of poultry there was the fair sup-1ostentaions manner.' nor'is^it" essen-  ply of live birds selling at the pre-ltial that the boject of the concern  nsurance  Vlous quotations'of 23 and 24 cts.  a pound, while ducks were 18 to 22  cents a pound live weight. In the  meats, veal and pork were, especially plentiful while the other meats  were to be seen in fair quantities  and all selling at the previous'weekjs  quotations.    The   first   spring   lamb  Yet one might pick up any New has, however, yet to make its initial  be a 'big" scheme. Many a man  has given evidence of civic pride by  the encouragement of sports, or of  local entertainments. The main consideration is that/he, do. something to  help, and'if;he is, made of the right  stuff he;will;have no difficulty In inducing his fellow-townsmen to cooperate.���������^-The' Commercial.  J  Insure your horses and cattleJn  case of accident or death  A valuable Mare is worth insuring, so are  the. other farm stock. See me as to cost  of this kind of insurance, which is very  reasonable.  Abbotsford  ������������������St  ^������  ���������}>  K&  Bj������tM������iittBmiMaaHU������*aa������BWBi^^  liiwjawiauWHitMuaK  i������������fm!iai*&���������.B������a������i _.     r  .*_     -iS^'u-,     JW."      I*   .  *     r/- V   -  ������������������lWf#rf*  ������������������������������-*_-)���������  , *������. *' \w *.������a - -.' ***���������w������ii"r������f ���������: *���������?*+ % t>i������?Tl  0  $'  f'  $  >%  ������*  J  I;  !  f  ft  K' J'  1\ r1^-:  THfi ABB6TSF6RD POST, AiBOTSPORD, B. & T33POTDJ  (  nX>  ORDER IS SUSPENDED  Regulation  Forbidding Despatch   of  Money in Unregistered Letters  Is Withdrawn  The recently issued order of the  post office department that all letters containing coin which were trans  mitted through the mails were to be  sent to the dead letter office unless  registered, has been suspended. The  new regulation caused much adverse  criticism throughout the country and  a few days ago, the deputy minister  stated that amounts up to one dollar would, be accepted unregistered  An  order  has  now. been  given  out  , ber of letters which infringed the  rule were sent to the dead letter office ana eventually returned to their  RECORD ITEMS, FRASER VAXLEY  f  Chilliwack council has been asked  to aid the "agricultural society, , the  district fair, the hospital board, "the  Women's Institute; the flower show  the poultry show and' "several oth  ers"  Eight   patients   were  admitted   to  the  Chilliwack hospital last month.  iit-'y'ir   ""  ""' "cv:i1  sivtsu  ouci    .Chilliwack will have a public ho35-  inat letters containing coin are to be   dav and clean up day, April 23  SrSttowa^r3 orS!lIar Jna?ner- At'     GW111���������k  "ill "have  a  Thursday  uie uttawa post office a-large ,num-  half holiday  These are not special prices.    Nor is  this the advertisement of a Sale.  We merely wish to call your attention  to the fact that you caivbuy  Hobberlin Suits as low as $20.  At these extremely moderate prices  the garments mean from five to seven  dollars better value than you. would  secure elsewhere. .      .      .  We are showing the largest range of  Suitings ond Overcoatings in town.  Abbotsford  OTEL  .   ABBOTSFORD, B. p  Strictly first-class- in every, respect. '.The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,- ���������  RATES,   $1.50  TO $2.00. PER  DAY  I A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  **a^==__  PROPRIETORS  ISBBfl  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, poweri':'  ,/j' or information regarding the farm and fruit l'arids.ofr,  yj^the district, and industries already established,.    . ' Jj  is of as much importance  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed   in  such a manner as to be  thoro'ly representative of  your your line.  is the kind that will develop your business and  ..���������''    .   . - -        '<  to keep it up to the fop-  notchof  We are equipped to  your every demand in the shape of  printed matter without  exception.  You cannot do better  than by sending your orders for Job Printing to  ���������u&^^Prtcesare consistent  with the qualitylor which  we are  *'.-.  ,4> V;  '-^ ������������������   Jg;s"V ��������� -&W*&vi ���������  ���������   ���������<��������������������������� M'/"**-    -;/������������������:-- - \  I"./.  l"jf. 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D.  MURDERER IN ABBOTSFORD  JAIL NOW.  THE   EASTER   SERVICES  (Special to the Post)  In connection,with the murder at  Mt. Lehman so'me time ago, the Hindoo who is supposed to be implicated  is now in the Abbotsford jail, awaiting appearance before the local magistrate, when he will probably be remanded ^for eight days to permit, of  an inquest.       '.  The Matsqui policeman, J. Cannon  with the assistance of the Mounted  police of Medicine Hat, made the. ar-  rtjst. '  Ragnal Dasnol arrived in Mission  City on Friday' morning at 3:30 and  was conveyed to Abbotsford the same  evening.       ���������*    ���������  Knudson, the Swede, who is suposr  ed to be an accomplice was:arrested  in Seattle and now languishes'in the  provincial jail at New Westminster,  awaiting his trial in coonection with  the disappearnce at ,Mt. Lehman.  In St. Matthews church on Easter  Sunday the Rev* C. F. Yates delivered an impressive sermon, the text  being Immortality. His words were  an encouragement of the Christian  spirit and were very convincing of  the strong faith which brings peace  in this life and hereafter. His evening service was also very interesting  Special music was excellently rendered; and the church was. tastefully  decorated. - ��������� ,  Mrs. Hutchison of-New Westminster, was the guest of Mrs. D. Emery  during Easter.  ��������� The Odd Fellows Lodge No. 20 of  Abbotsford, is 'anticipating a trip to  Chilliwack,on-1 April 26th to ceebrate  their anniversary services there.  BORN���������To the wife of M. MacLean  of Mount Lehman,' a-son', on April  13th, at the-.home of Mrs. McFad-'  den .at Abbotsford B. C. Mother  and baby doing well.  '  LOCAL AND PERSONAL  Mr. D. Nelson was at the coast on  Thursday, returning the same-day.  Miss Rose Williams of Pine Grove  returned home after a few weeKS  holiday in Vancouver.  ���������Mrs. D. Smith spent, a few days in  Matsqui this week, the guest of her  sister, Mrs. Robb.  Mr. Fred Yenny, who is stationed  at Cedar Cottage, visited his parents  Easter holidays. While' here he took  an active part in?the' ball game on  Easter -Monday.    -He is some pitcher.  In' the Presbyterian church Easter  services were also' held.'' In the morning about fifty members of the True  Blues attended the services, Rev. Mr.  Campbell preaching to a very large  congregation.' ���������" ,'   '.  After a short service .to the True  Blues all joined; in singing "God  Save the King" Then followed a  well 'delivered -sermon, ��������� entitled  "God, is a: God of Life, and not of  Death" - Special solos ,were sung, at  both services, one/which, was .espec-  ially appropriate and sweet, sung-by,  two little girls, Margaret Smith and"  Marie Scotsvold. '. -  Easter flowers were everywhere  in prominence.  It is with regret that we learn of  the illness of, Mrs. Wm. Irwin, who  has been confined to her bed for over a week. '���������: Her friends trust for  her speedy recovery.  _^ji_������������������������������������������������������  NOT FRUITLESS  HOTEL ARRIVALS  GOOD WORK  is what you will' say, when you  have seen- our bath room after  we have installed the plumbing  ' Sanitary bath ' room appurtenances, are as requisite to health  as a doctor is when you are ill.  Our work is always A-l, and our  tory.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bid?.  Mrs. Campbell gave an address on  Missions in St. Andrews church, New  Westminster - on Wednesday evening  oi this week.'-.-.      ���������-.���������_.";        V   ;. -- .  Mrs.' Munroe of Vye    spent    the  week, end with friends1 in ".Vancouver  The Ladies' Aid of< Abbotsford met  on Wednesday at the home .of Mrs.  Harry Smith; and the Ladies of Huntingdon church met on Friday at the  home of. Mrs Everall.  ;.:>::'  Next Sunday Us "Lord's'Day". Sunday���������April 19th. . _i   ,  The public schools open on Monday.' '  Several pupils from this part are  attending the Matsqui school.  .������������������Mr. and Mrs!', Aider attended the  meeting of the -Synod ,at Vancouver  last week. '.  Abbotsford   Hotel:.  Miss Swanson, Aldergrove.  Miss Inlah,- Aldergrove.  Tom Mitchell, - Aldergrove.  J. E. Dobsdn, Aldergrove....  Charlie Nordstrom, Victoria.  H. G. Adariis, wife and family <of  Alert Bay.'-  W. D. Haugh, Vancouver.  J.  Johnston,  Chilliwack.  N.  Dosling,  Vancouver.  T. C. Jackson, Vancouver.  J. C. Payne, City.  Jos. T.- Hill, City.  Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Brownrigg, Vic-  troia. . .       -   .-'��������� ' :   '.   '   ���������������������������'  ���������  'C. C.'Rosemond/ Los Angelos. -���������  '   Eric "Anderson; City.  ��������� ���������'-  v William'George-Dunn, Clayton.  Frank W.-Twiss, Toronto.  P   R. Pearse, Bellingham, Wash.  , S. Abernethy, and family, Vancouver, B,. -C.  John  Kirkb-ride, Vancouver.  J. W. Perry, Toronto. , .,  Wm.  McDonald,' Murrayville, B.C  B: S. Higgins, .Vancouver.     "   ,  ,-Mr. and Mrs." J. A. Crowe, Vancou-  F.* A. Fea, Vancouver. ���������    ,  Ed. .Stark, Vancouver.  Capt. NordykeJ, Vancouver.  W. J. -Moran, Vancouver.  H. Brown, Vancouver.'  A. J. Brady, Vancouver,'  E. Wilson", Vancouver. ���������  Mr. Horace Yenny, who has been  visiting his parents here for the past  three months, will leave this Saturday for. Calgary, where he has a lucrative . position, awaiting him. .'  Mr. B. 1>^ Smith of tlie Pioneer  store, was a business visitor to: the  coast on.Thursday. .     '  Rev. j. L..Campbell,and elder, Mr.  Alex. McCallum- attended the meeting of the Presbyterian Synod in  Vancouver, last week.  A man who has spent a busy year  sits down for a little retrospect.  Me  falls into a moody frame, and in a  tone of regret,says: "I have'worked  all  the; year  through,  but  there  is  hardly anything to show for it;  my  work has had no permanence." But  a good spirit was beside him and she  said;. "My  clear,  do' you  remember  those, flowers   that   grew   right   out  there? ' Those roses, petunias, hello-  tropes",' geraniums,"and most of all  (that beautiful lilium auratum? Well,-  they are" all gone; but will bloom a-  gain'in-th'e'spring.    Not one. of them  had any-permanence, you cannot even find a stem to tell that they existed. And yet they were beautiful while  they lasted, filling the air with fragrance,  pleasing the eye of all who  saw them, and they are remembered  still by ..many persons to whom they  were messengers of, gentleness." And  the moody shadow-seemed to break  away from, his brow,- giving place to  a  smile  and an air "of satisfaction'..  But  later  in  the- day  after all  the  work was done,-and she was weary,  heaving- a sigh, she said sadly, "My  life is just a round of the same duties;'and seems to be wholly fruitl-  esss" It was his time'now, and look .  ing  up . cheerily  said:   "Not'so,   my  dear."    Do you ��������� see that    tree-, over  there, that noble oak?    -Well, it.'has  stood there these :many years, more  than you.or. I can tell, and its life  .has been .almost wholly without Variety.   ,, Each  summer- it is crowned  with foliage''and-then each- autumn  the winds "sweep - it all away.    But  the 'birds "sit' there and sing, the cattle gather. under it on  sultry  day's  and children' collect about it to picnic on their holidays.   -There is nothing, of'all.-.'that  there  now,-"but  ���������what ,a.',help:v'has-.the-.old tree :been,  ���������and^. how 'many    pleasant- things  could be told about it���������how noble  ari'/object it is, also, in the wintry  lahdsca'pej'MThe . parable;, was    not  without Its Meaning.'   The good1 mother return^-the- smile of thet b$-  nignantri"rlatU0r;  and., together ihejr  sang.-'-':',;   If X'       -:'���������    ��������� ���������   -,\       '. ���������    .!  ''ii  Fruit and Candies  Best Quality of ' sweetness  Particularly appropriate for May Day.,   Ice Cream !  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  :E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  If, you want any artistic work  in  Painting,  Papcrhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical Work at practical prices  a*******************************  *��������� - *  * Tho Post publishes all the News    ������  I    all   tho  tlino.     An    advertise-    *  * mont in it will bring ������l������������l<* r0"  ������    suits.    Try It.  /  Abbotsford  On\Wdnesday, April 15 th, the I.  0. O. F. Lodge of Abbotsford gave  a social evening"; when an enjoyable  time was spent in card playing and  dancing by" the well attended meeting  Mrs. Parton returned on Tuesday  evening from Vancouver, where she  had spent a few days renewing old  acquaintances  - On Good Friday, Miss Tretheway  accompanied her Sunday School class  of young ladies to Warhobp, where a  jolly time was spent picnicing.   ���������  ^Miss Agnes Gillan will, give a par-  tyty to her Sunday School class of  little girls, on Saturday ./-afternoon,  April 18th. An enjoyable time will  be spent in amusements and games.  Mrs. D. Campbell lias moved into  her, residence on the Roberts' Farm  aiid will be at .home to her friends  in the near future  ^Masters Tupper McPhee, Leslie  Tretheway and Elmer Tretheway are  enjoying their school holidays ; at  enjoying their holidays at home.  ,Mr. A. Tretheway of the Abbotsford Timber and Trading Company,  visited the coast on Friday morning.  .'.;' Messrs Fraser and Mrs. Campbell  attended the Chilliwack Sunday  school convention last Wednesday a  report of which was given at the  Presbyterian church on Sunday Evening.     ;   ��������� ���������  The Fraser Valleyr Presbyterian  .Ministerial Association met last ^on-  day' at the Manse, Clayburn, and is  to meet again on May 11th at Abbotsford. /    ;  : Mr. Wm. Fraser of - Huntingdon,  who was accidentally hurt so seriously While crossing the B. C. E.- R.  at that point several weeks ago, is  progressing fine and will shortly be  removed to hia honie.  UfTONl  for jfardon aad farm or������ beat  for B.C. soil S������������-Catalogue for  . solid tfudraoatee-oi purity-  aiia jjermmation   i  Send now Iba: Copy f re������  Sutton SSons.ThfrKin&'s Sooamon  R;������*adi������j*4 England  \  A. J .-Wo ������ d w ar ������8  Vic \ or i a ���������    4      Vanco uvor  sotli aIents pok bh.tish wmmbi*  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  M. MacDonald.- H.'Watson, Mgr.  EUROPEAN PLAN >  Rates 50c, 75c and $1.00  ?-' . per day  First Class Grill and Bar in Con-  - naction.   Free Sample Room.  The leading Commercial ;-House  " of the Fraser Valley.  Porf er meet* all train*  ^****** + ******* + * ****** ********  PRESBYTERIAN OllURCH NOTICE  Pastor��������� J. L. Campbell, B. A. B. D.  Abbotsford  Services���������Sunday Cchool 10 a. m.  Public Worship 11 a. m.  Teacher's training, Class 3 p.m.  Publiic Worship 7:30 p. m..  Choir Practice, Friday at.8. p. m.  ' Meeting for Bible Study'and-Prayer, Wednesday" at 8 p. m.  Huntingdon.  Sunday School, 2:15 p. m.\  . Public Worship, 3:30 p. m.  Funeral Director��������� .  -A '  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free ?  Phone Connection       Mission City  J. K. 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