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 St-  ^���������fc"*a-*������:-^^)%,,l  |-t--v-v41fi/^1'( f  3/3 ��������� '0^''"''Vu':t'(^  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol "VI.,. No. 23.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C, FRIDAY,   APRIL.   18, 1913  <^J8������a8     .,   $1.00 PER YEAR  Groceries, Fruit, Dry Goods  ��������� -1 ���������  gs  We -are ready to' meet",  with best quality goods,,  ���������right -prices. .   Prompt  attention-and -delivery.  ���������gWe'Hs-'  ��������� f^������f'������$**������������$**$**$**������<>^^*$**$'*$**$*^  The regular monthly meeting of the  Fraser Valley Municipal Publicity  Bureau was held at Chilliwack on  Thursday last, when a representative  membership of the. bureau' was present.  The delegates were reminded cl" tlie  words of the Hon. Joseph Martin on  his first visit to England when he .decided to leave Canadian politics to seek  larger spheres for his ability as ;a  statesman and .politician. . While at  Stratford-on-Avon he is quoted as saying: "Nice quiet old town. Reminds me  of Chilliwack." The date������of the "visit  of the bureau had gotten mixed up  with -busines and the delegates will  never be able to, recount the.details  of the magnamirious reception received, however when once, the mayor and  the president o,f the board of trade  were acquainted'with who were the  guests of the town, everything '"was  done to make tlie short stay pleasant.  - The delegates present were: President, 15. H. Heaps, Vancouver; C. 1-T.  Stuart-Wade, Npw .Westminster; Cr.  ���������Gay, Nej^WcsfcittTjiiitor; Cr. Bell,-Matsqui; Cr! Cade, Mission; J. A. Bates,  Mission City Board of Trade; R. W.  'Hulbert, Coquitlam Board-of Trade and  Secretary Wilkie.  The business of the meeting was  practically the resolutions ; passed at  the ������������������ executive meeting held at .New  Westminster the previous week, and  after the details of the opening'of the  meeting had been carried out. '  Mr.' Hulbert reported that the new  ���������city of Port Coquitlam would join the  bureau.  The executive claimed "that the  name of Fraser Valley Municipal Publicity was too cumbersome, and not  properly descriptive of the function of  the- organization, which was not so  much publicity work, the boosting of  the valley, as the development of the  varied resources of it."  Mr. Bates of the Mission City Board  of Trade pointed out that while the  name might appear "cumbersome," yet  the organization would lose its identity were it to change its name. It  was composed of the municipalities of  the Fraser Valley, and -their consent  to join was gotten with the understanding that the word Municipal" be  part of the name. He asked for the  original letter sent out previous to organization, but it was not available. Tt  was then pointed out that tlie bureau  was first started to attract settlers to  the Fraser Valley by eiving them information that would induce them to  visit the valley before deciding to settle elsewhere. Such information could  be known by no other name than publicity. He believed that while the  name might not meet with the approval of all yet it was an appropriate  name for the organization. (  Mr. Wade also took strong objection  to the leaving out of the word "municipal," supporting the claims made  that the organization would make a  mistake if it cast aside the word which  was so representative of the component parts of the organization. He. however, suggested the name of Fraser  Valley Municipal League, as a compromise.  Mr. Hulbert of Coquitlam believed  that the word "development' was .a  more appropriate name than "Municipal Publicity," but was willing to add  that word making it Fraser Valley Municipal Development League. The four  names will be submitted to the'-different ��������� organizations and they will be  asked to indicate their choice.  Cr. Gay, of Richmond, and Cr. Bell,  of Matsqui, did not wish to see tho  word "Municipal" dropped out.  Then came the question of the president "working for the construction of  the Port Coquitlam-Port Moody ship  canal."  (���������GoiWtinued on  pags Three)  ABBOTSFORD'S   PAYROLL  INCREASED.    '  TO    BE  , The Imperial Powder Company, with  a large manufacturing plant at Che-  lialis, Wash., have deciuedrto open a  branch manuiaeturing plant at Ab-  botstord, under the name of- the. Dominion powder Company, Limited, and  with that end in view have purchased  a- lU-acre site from Mr. D. McCrim-  mon.  The proposed site is just outside of  Abnotsiorcl, north of the C." P. R.'s  north switch.  "ihe company, are well known  throughout the country as manufacturers of high class explosives. Their  new brand or' powder, or as it is known  as the "The Imperial���������the New Explosive" is said to be far superior to  dynamite.  Just as soon as the survey has been  completed- work will be started in  erecting the new buildings: tor the  company and all possible haste made  in their completion.  The company also intend erecting a  box factory to be run in conjunction  with the powder plant, which will employ at the start twenty men, while  the main .works will give "employment,  to 100 men.  The officers in charge of the Domino-  Ion Powder Company are H. W. Mac-  phail, president; M. J. Wasson, vice-  president; C. S. Gilchrist,, secretary.-:'  treasurer, while "Mr. F." T! Israel will  act as general manager. The head office of the company will be located in  ���������Vancouver.  This new industry should prove of  considerable importance to Abbotsford and the surrounding country.  MATSQUI  COUNCIL  FOOTBALL BOYS PLAY FOR CHAPMAN  CUP.  A very exciting football,match took  place at Langley, when the Abbotsford  boys met .that team in a contest for  the Chapman Cup. The game was  hard fought all the way through, the  score at the finish being two goals  apiece;  Tlie following were the Abbotsford  team: Goal, Liddell; backs, Gough,  Wilkes,; halfbacks, Attwood, Jackson,  Gillett; forwards, McGowan, Brown,  Heath, Fermor, Morgan.  The return match will be played at  Abbotsford on Saturday with probably the same line up, and it should be  a good one, as it is the final for the  cup.  CONTRACTORS    RUSHING    WORK.  Excavation work on the foundation  for the new Gazley block is now com-.  pleted.    A /large  amount of material heaiYh^statement  To facilitate municipal matters and  give the ratepayers of the lowlands a  chance to. air their views before the  board, the municipal council ,of Matsqui decided to hold two meetings a  month���������one at Mt. Lehman and .the  other at Gifford. ' v  On Monday last the, first meeting  was held at Gifford with Ree- e Merry-  field presiding with Councillors Bell,  Melander and Sachell, the newly elected councillor for ward '8,' present.  The council's time was largely taken ,  up with delegations asking for new  roads, bridges, canals an incidentally  a chicken dinner, -all of which were  handled according to ..parliamentary  rules.  Communications  From Robert I-I. S. Cresswell and 15  others  petitioning the  council to im- ,  prove road running north from Bennl-  son station to, N.B. .corner of.  section  10, tp. 14. ���������  .From J. J. Pace, asking for permission to lay sidewalk on Glenmore road  to Agricultural hall.  -From Councillor W. J. Ware,' tendering his resignation .as councillor for  ward o. Clerk instructed to.,call for a  new.election in this ward.  From James Hutchinson-and.sixteen  others asking for improvements on the  road known as the Nilsen road west- ,  ward to the Manse.  From J. A. Catherwcod, secretary of  the Mission City Telephone Co., asking permission to.erect- poles ,and  string wires along certain roads  throughout the municipality. .  From Otway Wilkie asking council   ���������  to send exhibits for the Fraser Valley  Development League to the Progress  Club Rooms in Vancouver.  From J. Israel calling the council's  attention to the dangerous condition of  a bridge near his place.  From W. C. James, offering to give  $100 in cash towards grading and!putting clay on Hallet road, providing the  road is graded and covered with clay  to his property.  From the District-Engineer stating  lie would have.a survey made to ascertain the quantity of material to be removed in dredging in-front of the-Mats-  qui wharf and that-work would.com-  mence immediately.  From  Dr.  Swift  enclosing  a    full  is on the ground and building operations will commence immediately. A  slight error occurred in the Post last  week when the contractor's name was  given as Mr. Salsbury. It should have  been Mr. Chamberlain. Two such  prominent names would be easily confused. The contractors are Messrs.  McKinnon &  Chamberlain.  TENNIS MEETING.  ,AU those interested in the formation of a Tennis Club are reminded  that a meeting for the organization  of such a club will bo held Saturday  evening, April 10.  From J. A. Gilidell and other complaining about the impossible .state of  Aberdeen road.  From Dr; Port accepting the position  of health officer.  From R. W. Mercier requesting the  council not to trespass on his premises either in ploughing or grading or  any form of road building until fence'  is ' built and location stakes put in  proper place.  A number of plans for subdivisions  received the assent of the council and  the   usual   monthly   accounts    were  psissed. "   t ���������"  Melander-Bell���������That Cr. Sachell bo  authorized to call for tenders for the  stumping and grading oi one-half mile  through the middle of section 3, tp.  14., being from the Aberdeen road in  an  easterly direction.  Milander-Sachell���������That $30 be appropriated for the south end of the Skouge  road to the township line, road grading and hauling clay. Mr. Skough and  a large delegation appeared before the  council with plans, etc., for; the establishment of a dyking district west of  the C.P.R. and south of Matsqui  slough. The matter was.gene into at  considerable length, the council informing this gentleman that they had no  jurisdiction in this matter, but if a  petition was arranged for presentation  to the Government they v;ould indorse  ���������   T  ~ , , ���������   it.   A number of other municipal mat-  Mrs. B. J. Gurney returned Tuesday   '    g were dii3CUSged) after which the  from a  visit to friends in "the coast [, coimc{i adjourned to meet at Mt. Leli-  cities. *       Ei an on April 26.  The Abbotsford Development Company, unlimited, according to an official statement of the walking delegate are meeting with every success.  A fine pathway has been established  from the rear of the Abbotsford Hotel to the���������sidewalk on Essendene  Avenue, thus adding a touch of spice  to the pool combination.  Jay Kara, the Chinaman wanted for  the murder of Jay Song at Mission  City last February, Avas captured in  Cumberland last Aveek and came up  for preliminary trial at Mission City  on Wednesday. Pie was committed to  the   assizes   at   New Westminster. ��������� *>v
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Friday, April'18, 1913
The building o.l: a canal .from Pitt Kiver to Mnrrsird Inlet is
.somelhing'^hat''.undoubtedly all people in the Fraser 'Valley, should
they look into the future/will look upon as a. step in the right
direction. .In the shipping icdi'-ii.v <>(: the coast there is no doubt
that it would Lie the means ol' saving many thousand dollars each
year in .freight bills and Avould undoubtedly be the making ol! the
new city of: Port Opiitlam and also that ol: Port Moody. .It may
be, however, tliat the tivnejs not ripe I'or tlie,building of.' such at the,
present time, but in time "there is no" doubt it will be a, realization
of those today who wish it.
' At Ghiiliwack meeting of the Fraser Valley Municipal Publicity
Bureau the question was very strongly discussed by those for and
against, and it was only by the ca'sting vote oi: the'chairman, Air.
Heaps, that thc motion passed by the bureau's executive was saved
and saved only .to the extent that the bureau was willing to permit
thc. president receive information "pertaining thereto, which is of
course quite different to the bureau working I'or it.
���Various opinions have been brought-forward in regard to the
���action of the bureau in clipping the wings of thc president in thc
above connection, but if our readers will stop to think for a while
���it will be remembered that the bureau Avas first organized for the
purpose of handing out information to intending settlers, with a
view to having them visit the Fraser Valley before deciding to settle
elsewhere in thc province.   It was intimated when notice was first
sent out by the promoters of the bureau that thousands of settlers
were arriving in Vancouver to make '.British Columbia their home,
and but a very small percentage of these settlers ever heard a.word
about thW climate,, soil and advantages to-be had in the Fraser Valley. ' It was to he an association of information for incoming settlers
' aiid work for the mutual advantage of those already residents of the
valley���bat not to go into thc business of promoting any. large de-
velpmcnt. schemes.    This is thc stand taken by those who opposed
the action of the executive-'in recommending that   the   president
"work for" the said canal.
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Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen:
1 have availed myself of your meeting here'today to offer some evidence
bearing on tho conditions Avhich prevail in the Fraser Valley Tn "relation
to Agriculture. I will, by your kind
permission, divide my evidence under
���tlie following heads:
(1) ' Markets���
This is a burning question and has
been  a  source of grievance  amongst
the   Farmers   throughout   thc   Fraser
Valley for    a number of years.    It is
. contended/ and I think rightly so, that
it is the exception and not the rule to
obtain' in Vancouver and  New Wcst-
' minster market facilities,  and a  fair
' price   for   produce.     It   is   recognized
that the .more genial climate of. our
neighbors to the south of the line will
always give them the advantage of the
early- market- in Vancouver in the .production of tender vegetables, but this
can be met by widely diffusing among
.the Farmers the knowledge of raising
.-early   garden   produce   by   means   of
greenhouses, as has been done in the
home counties of England to meet the
competition of the early produce from
France, ' Belgium,   Holland   and   Italy.
1 Before leaving this  question of Markets  1   would  suggest'that  useful  in-
' formation could he collected, not only
from sonieof the large cities of the
Dominion,   but  nl&o   from   the   Coast
cities to the south of the line, notably
"Seattle;   always  have   one   object  in
view,    viz.r' conserving   the  Marl-els
wherever established in the future for
'.tlie  benefit of the  producer  and  the
consumer as  far as  practicable.  The
establishment'    of    Market    fac.iliT.ies
..' siipuld  neither be left to  private  or
municipal   enterprise,   but   should   be
dealt with by the Government, as the
nourishing of Agriculture in the Province   is   essentially   a  National   duty,
and forms the ���bar-is of-the permanent
prosperity of o,ur country.   ..     ���
(2)     Dairying���
The Fraser Valley and the surrounding districts is an ideal Dairying coun
try.   -Under  this heading I  refer not
Gnly  to   the   production   of  Milk  and
Butter,   but   also   to   stock,   such   as
Hogs, Veal, Beef and Poultry, Avhich
always   command  a   fair  price  when
shipped  in a clean and sweet condition.   In marketing this produce I find
no fault Avith  the merchants of Vancouver and New Westminster, as good
prices   are  given  by   them,   provided
the shipments are good.   For successful and  remunerative farming in the
Fraser    Valley    I    would,    therefore,
strongly urge the necessity of inducing
the fanners to  concentrate their  energies on thc  raising of Stock; especially   Milk   Stock.     The   Government
could greatly aid tlie Farmer in this
direction by the. establishment of centres where  pedigree bulls  especially,'
would be available for free service to
the cattle of any Farmer in the Valley.
The same applies in a minor degree
to  the   raising of Horses,  Hogs   and
Poultry,   so   as   to   obtain   the" best
grades.   I am particularly dwelling on
the subject of Stock Raising and the
shipping  of  cream,  milk,  butter  and
eggs, as I am convinced that at the
present  time  this  is  the  only  really
lucrative  industry for the Farmer of
the Valley to pursue, and an unlimited
market at hand to absorb.    Take our
successful Farmers who ship cream or
milk, beef, veal or hogs, as the case
may be, he sees for it immediate returns,  whereas with the Farmer who
raises crops it is one continuous gamble.   He has to take chances with the
rise and fall of the markets, which as*,
often as not go against him.    It must
be borne in mind that this is only a
One Crop Country.   Could anything be
more  disastrous  to  the Farmer  than
, what occurred last year-in this Val-
f ley,  when he  expended  time,  energy
and money in; raising acres of potatoes?
To   sum   up  the   situation   for   the
Farmer "in the Fraser Valley who desires    (under   the    present  unstable
, market  conditions)   to  make  a  satis-
j factory income I Avould  say Dairying
and   Stock   Raising   come   first   and]
li'uoiikl be I'ot.ten:.] ly ll.o Government'
in 'c-.vt.ry posi.ibio way, and before any
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other consideration, by educating the
j'\iru:cr in this branch of Agriculture,
to raise tho most-suitable Milk Stock,
grow the right, kind of Milk producing
products", and help him' with the best
j|" pedigree stock.-By such Government
aid an immense impetus will be given
to the prosperity of not only tho old
oalablished Farmer, but. also the newly arriving Settlers. The circulation at
misleading pen pictures and liighilown
reports of fortunes to bo made out of
die precarious raising of- fruit and
crops only loads to bitter disappointment'and brings tho Valley, into bad
1 would suggest that, in addition to
the frequent arrival ol' tho Fruit Inspector we have thc advantage of
Dairy Inspectors to ensure healthy'
cows, clean and suitable barns, sanitary surroundings, and thus ensuro the
purity -of the milk supply shipped to
Vancouver and other populous centres.
(3)    Land  Drainage���
This is a question which should receive the'immediate attention of the
Government, It the Municipalities
have not sulliciont powers under the
Alunkupal Acts to dyke and drain
lands subject to Hooding, or which' are
at present Avater-loggcd for thc best
part of the year, legislation should bo
enacted to correct this deplorable
state of thousands of acres of land
now lying idle and useless, and which
could be rendered highly productive.
The most casual observer travelling by
car or rail through thc Valley must be
struck by neglect of the arterial
drainage throughout the Valley. To
ensure satisfactory arterial -land and
surface dtainage' in the Valley I would
suggest the formation...��!' a Drainage
Board, properly incorporated, "with
ample poAvers to put the whole of this
drainage question on a ^satisfactory
footing, under the guidance of a salaried engineer, skilled in .this branch
of engineering. I am' afraid if the
work is left'to'the,-various municipalities there would be'a lack of'unity of
action, and. moreover, these^ authorities
have .already .sufficient duties to administer.   - . ��� .   . -
In conclusion, I Avould again urge
upon the Commissioners the necessity
of Government 'aid, and the tuition by
properly qualified instructors for the
benefit of the farmers. Agriculture in
relation to producing dairy products) in
this Valley at' any rate, requires careful fostering by. the Government, and
must not be allowed to exist underits
present haphazard < conditions and
methods, otherwise the time is yet remote Avhen the prices of provisions ih
Vancouver and the district will be
brought within a reasonable limit, j
Every effort should be made to make
use of every acre of the highly productive cleared lands in this Valley
and this will- eventually solve the
problem of bringing under cultivation
the upland bush lands.
I remain,    ,
Your obedient servant,
Councillor Matsqui Municipality;
Individual, Distinctive, Rare,
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These words mean different things to different peo-
. pie.   Taken together they will, in a measure,
describe for all the people the quality of
Get that cash discount of 10 per cent, on Harness.
B. J. GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. C.     ,
Livery, Feed and Sales Stables
When you require a comfortable rig;
one that feels good and looks good;
. ring up
President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S, A. ,Morley
of Abbotsford, B. CV
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Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month
Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites,
with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power.
Ill   or information regarding the farm and fruit lands ot  m
I the district, and industries already established.      , Jj)
Thoroughbred white Plymouth Rock
Cockerels. None better anywhere
and the prices are right.
Eggs for Hatching ��� from ^ the above
Among the many points along the
line between'Mission City and Vancouver soane trains stop for the accommodation of the passengers who"VistTTb
do business at that point. Of course,
Mission City is well served by the C. P
R. train service but there are other
points that do not get the service that
they require in order to expedite business. Among these latter is the rising town of Haney. Going west,each
morning are several trains but the
Mineapolis & St. Paul stub train does
not stop at Haney while it does at
Hammond, a point of no greater importance than Haney. So if one misses
the Agassiz local in the morning and
has ta go to Haney that forenoon he
will have to go as far as Hammond
and walk back. Why is ^his done? It
is about'time that towns of the same
size along the line should get equal
The manager of the bank remarked
to the secretary of the Board of
Trade, "I'll turn this inquiry down, as
there Isn't room for another bank
Practical Ladies' and Men's
V Tailors
^   wili open temporary premises next door to Livery t
Barn April 1st:   Trial order solicited, i
Satisfaction guaranteed.   Pressing
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LIQUORS,  ES  AND   CIGARS,  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essendene Ave. and Oscar St.,  CITY  55  E������s������0  *jmjM^W������TIW������Wmm������IIMW>***^^  ABBOTSFORD, B. Ci  , 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  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  Jay Kam, who Is charged with tho  murder of- Jay Sun on the night ot  February 20 at Mission City, and who!,  .until Wednesday last evaded capture,'"  was arrested In Cumberland, V.I., on  'Wednesday, April ".), by Provincial  Constable Stevenson.  I-Io was working in a Japanese tailor  shop in that town under tho guiso of  a Japanese, which language ho tilso  speaks. The constable felt suspicious  and wrote Constable . Lister'. at Mission City ,for further details with the  result that tho arrest lwas made. The  prisoner was tnkon to the Provincial  goal in New Westminster, where he  was identified by several of the occupants of the house in which the crime  was committed. Me was then remanded I'or eight days.  '-  The accused was brought to Mission City oh Wednesday by Constable  Moss, on tho Seattle train, for preliminary hearing. Tlie case was called at  II a.m.' in the Imperial .Mall. Tlie  present court house being too small to  accommodate the crowd, before Magistrate Vorchore. ' ������������������  Chief Inspector Wynn, cf Vancouver, conducted the case for the prosecution, while Mr. RossM. Mullen, of  MacNcil, Bird, Macdonald &' Darling,  Vancouver, appeared* for Jim Kam.  Charlie' Loo Fork acted as interpreter  while Davie 'Lew was present as a  check interpreter.  D. S. Moss, who, acted as official  stenographer, was sworn first,' and  stated he had been instructed to take  plans and photos of the house where  the crime had been committed, which'1  were produced.as exhibits in the evidence/and frequently referred to.    '  Dr. Fraser, sworn, stated he attended ���������the inquest on the body of Jav  'Sun.. On examining, the body found  three wounds caused by bulle's. Two  were on the left arm, an entry' and an  pxit, wrhile the other, was in the groin.  The death .was caused by a bullet entering the groin. The doctor :gave a  detailed account of his examination.  ���������Cross-examined by ' Mr., Mullen���������  First heard of the affair shortly before  ] 0 p.m. On entering the 'house found  ..victim lying en liis back. The room  showed signs of a scuffle, paper being  strewn on the floor and chairs overturned. Did not know the dead man.  It would not be possible for one outside the room to cause the arm wound.  Both wounds'- were made by the same  size bullet. 'Did not find a eun there.  Victim had been dead possibly 20 min-v  utes.. -  ���������' Tom Fee,' sworn, said:. Was manager  of the SongKee store at Mission City;  was in the store on the 20th of February. ' Jay Sun was there. Jay Kam  came in a little- later to fix up accounts. -About 9:30 Jay Sun came to  me about some wages. I promised to  pay him. Jay Kam said he could go  to court and'collect them. 'Jay Sun  then struck Jay Kam with his fist. I  tried to stop them. Ah Mcok- was  there. Some one fired a gun. I called  for help. Did not see who fired the  gun. Do not know how many men  were in the room.   Did not see revol-  ;(S������������  tflH&aBBHSsmmfli^^  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, J^eef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies -  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  HAFTRON BROS.  Embalmers  and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Office  and  chapel���������  1-034 Granville, St.,     Phone 3486  Korth Vancouver,       Ufiice  Chapel���������116 2nd St. Phone 131.  STRAYED���������To my place, a Grade  Jersey Heifer, about seven  months old, on December 1st.  Owner can claim same iby paying fotr notice and board. G. C.  Kenney, 1%  mile  easft, %    mile  no.rth of Vye Station,  ver. Did not see Jay Sun fall down.  I left the room as soon as the shot  was fired.  Cross-ex-amined���������Heard one shot  fired.. Left room after first shot; did  .not come back, but sent two men to  help. There were myself, Jim. Kam,  Jim Sun and Ah Mook in the room.  Did not know accused carried a revolver. Was facing Kam and Sun when  shot was fired. Tried to stop fight but  could not Did not see Jan Sun fall  down. Left, the room as soon as the  shot was"fired. Don't- know if had  a hold of accused when' shot was fired.  Ah Mook, sworn, said: Was in Song  Kee's house-on February 20; Jim Kam  was there straightening up accounts.  Jim Sun came in later and asked for  money. The accused told him if he  wanted to collect it to go to court for  it. Jim Sun struck Jim Kam with his  foot. I wanted to stop the fight but  was; knocked down and hurt my leg.  Came out the doorway and heard the  gun fired.' Did not see gun. Not sure  who put the gun on the eating table  in the store. The two had a hold of  each other when I tried to stop them.  Ah Mow came in and I went out; did  not see the finish of the fight. When  I was out. of the room I heard the  shot.'  Cross-examined: No relation to prisoner; -fras standing in the doorway  when shot was fired, but not facing the  fight. I told the accused not-to fight.  Ah Mow came in and told him not to  fight.  Dung Mow, brother of the deceased,  sworn, said: Was in Sing Kee's store  on the night of February 20. Know  accused. Was upstairs. Heard noise  and came down, looked in room and  saw Jim Kam and Jim Sun fighting.  Kam pulled a gun and fired twice.  Caught hold of him and held him; he  fired again and then tried to hit me,  telling me to let him go. I said no, he  had killed my brother and I would not  let him go.    Could not identify, gun.,  Jay Sun fell while I was- holdiur; accused. Woiig Chow took 1 ho gun away  from ICam, ' Went i'or policeman'and  doctor. The accused was siUlnrr at thy  counter in the store when I carno back.  He was drinking a cup of tea. Kam  pulled out a knife and said he would  stab more before ho died, then ran or.t  ho back door. s  Cross-examined: Lived here 12  years. Iljs brother lived, with him'in  the same placo. Brother had no trouble with lhe acuscd before! Mis brother never carried u gun; Mad been upstairs a few minutes, came down when  ho hoard shooting. First saw .Kam  and Sun face to face scuffling.'-Told  them to stop. Sun did not go to strike  Kim before he fired. l\n fired twice.  Sun, then fell. Kim put his hand to  his hip and pulled gun. After he fired  two shots I got hold of him. Could not  tell how many more shots were fired.  1 caught hold of him before Sun fell.  Do not know whether tho first shots  fired hit Sun. They were one or two  stops1 apart. Mold accused by thc  arms from behind. Kim had gun in  right hand.  Constable Lester deposed as to being called and found the room in disorder, also found number of bullets, one  of which had hit a cork and fallen to  floor; -found another in tho wall, also  burnt letter pad near bod,y. Examined .body with,Dr. Fraser.- There were  bullet holes' through'pants and shirt.  ' Cross-examined: Examined gun, only  one loaded shell in it. Do not know  whether gun exhibited was used by the  accused. Victim was lying on his back  with wound in the left arm and groin.  . Constable Stevenson, of Comox.,,  sworn, said: Arrested the accused on  Wednesday, April 9th. The accused  made a statement (Prisoner's Counsel  nbipcted to this. Objection was noted)  as follows: "Jay Sun and his brother  and'I had a fight;, I had a gun and  pointed it at Jay'Sun. The brother  and Jay Sun grabbed the gun and it  went off."  Cross-examined: I gave accused tiie  usual warning. He can speak English  and said he understood.  Jam Ham, sworn, said: Was at Sing  Kee's on February 20.    I was  in the  kitchen when I heard some gun shots.  Wong Chew and myself went to the  room and saw books burning and the  table turned over,    ^.ook some water  and put the fire out.   Saw three men in  the   room,     Dung   Mow   was   holding  Kim.   Did not see gun.    Other Chinaman took Kim out.    Went vfor policeman,   Did not see Sun till T came .back.  Cross-examined:' Was having a cup  of   tea   and., talking   in   the   kitchen,  Heard some, noise and then gun fired.  When'I went into the room Jim Kam,  Dung Mow  and  Jim  Sun were  in  a  heap on the floor.   Did not see a gun  Did hot hear any shots while in the  room.    Sun did not move. "He was on  the  floor."    Knew  the   accused   for a  number of years in China.      ^      '    - '  ;   Wcngr Chew,  sworn,  said:   Was  in  the store at the time;   was  upstairs,  heard some noise and, came down. Saw  some1 fighting .in the  room.    When I  went in saw Mow holding Kim.    Took  the gun from him.    Handed  the gun  to Tom Fee.    Sun  was  on the floor.  Took Kim out to the store. ~  Cross-examined: Kim had gun in his  hand when I went in room. Dung Mow  had a hold of his right hand, in which  was the gun, but did not havo hold of  the'gun. The gun was pointed level.  Sun was on the floor. Did not see any  shots while in the room.  Ah' Yee, sworn, said: Came down  from upstairs; Mow was holding Kim.  Wong Chue and myself took the gun  away from accused. Took Kim to the  .store. Did not go back to room. Di.d  not see any shooting while in rcom.  Did not hear any talking between deceased and accused when in room.'   ���������  Cross-examined: Heard three or four  shots. Mow had a hold of Kim's right  arm; gun was in right hand. Mow-  had .Kim by the wrist. They were  moving. Sun was .on the floor near the  sofa face downwards. No more shots  fired while in' the room.,  Jay Ping, sworn, said: Was asleep,  came down stairs and saw- Kim sitting  at counter. He pulled a- knife-and said  he would stab some more before he  died, and then ran out the back door.  Cross-examined: The accused looked  kind of mad.  Tom Fee recalled: Wong Chue gave  me the gun in the doorway. I kept it  and gave it to Constable.Lister.  Mr. Mullen addressed the court and  did not think tlie evidence sufficient to  send the prisoner up on a murder  charge.  Tho Court-asked the-prisoner if he  had anything to say, and he replied  that he had nothing.  Magistrate Verchere then rtated that  he would have to commi-V-thj prisoner  for trial at the New Westminster assizes on the charge of murder.  The prisoner was taken back to  Westminster on the 4:o0 train   '  (Continued from- page 1)  The president in his remarks on this  subject having refered to the action  of Mr. Wade with regard to the Bur-  rard Inlet and Fitt River canal question at the last meeting spoke strong  ly upon the point as'being; one which  whs well within the organization to  tal.e up at the present time.  Accepted Cfca'lcngg  ,. Mr Wade accepted tlie challenge of  these re-marks aiui Immediately moved  a resolution that the suggestion made  at the last meeting of the executive  he not endorsed. This was seconded  by Mr. Bates, of Mission. Reeve Cade,  of Mission, ,in a'uiy boated speech  consideied that the previous speakers  wero opposing the ,best Interests of  Vancouver and the valley.  Mr,, Hulbert, of Coquitlam, agreed  with Mr. Wade to some extent, but  would hot prors thc lesclution of the  executive until time had admitted  them hearing evidence in favor of the  project.  Considerable argument followed In  support and against Mr. Wade's motion and the members appeared'to be  divided into two separate factions.  Some contended that the time was not  ripe i'or dealing with-the"subject.  Mr., Wade personally considered  that the matter was not one to be  dealt with by the bureau, which.was  intended by its originators, -he stated,  to, assist in settling the land not being utili?ed in the various communities; in extending the facilities for  inter-communication and in bringing  the production to the market as well  as counteracting as far a-3 possible the  large alien importations which were  doing.so'much to make farming un-  remunerative.  Charge of Jealousy  Mr. Wade' on being twitted on several occasions with    thc    charge    of  jealousy between Vancouver and New  Westminster, stated mort emphatical-'  ly that the Board  of Trade  of New  Westminster and the city had always .  supported tlie claims and spent more  money on the Fraser valley as a" whole  than  any  other city, in  the  province,  and  that  the   suggestion   of  jealousy  between the two cities had no existence in New Westminster/ \  Mr. Gay, of Richmond, supported Mr.  Wade's arguments, but the piesident  strongly    opposed    the    Westminster  man's motion as he considered it as  much  as  throwing the  project down  entirely.   Mr. Heaps said that,he could  talk  for half an hour on reasons in  favor of tho 'canal project and  as  a >  Westminster manufacturer himself he  gave  instances, of  the  advantage    It  would  be  to  tlie lumbering industry,  brick  makers,  his  own   industry   and  other points affecting the tourist trade.  He suggested that Mr. Wade would not  press his motion.  There Was No Reply  . Replying, Mr. Wade asked President  -Heaps if he  was to understand  that  Mr. Heaps' proposal was to take material, from his ' own industry up  the  Fraser river against the stream, then  up the Pitt river against the stream,  through possibly four qr six locks on  | the canal and then down Burrard Inlet  | to Vancouver; to which there was no ,  reply.  The resolution, being pressed an  amendment moved by Mr. Hulbert was  placed before the meeting tot the same,  effect "as Mr. Wade's motion with the  addition that the. subject was reserved  to take under consideration at any future period.  The amendment was put and the  vote being equal the chairman gave  the casting vote in favor.  Messrs. Wade and Hulbert subsequently moved a resolution which was  carried asking the provincial government to take immediate steps to> build  a main trunk road traversing all the  municipalities on the north side of the  Fraser and connecting with the south  side at Chilliwack, thence down the  south side of the stream to New West- '  minster r-nd Vancouver. The construction of such a road would mean either  the erection of a bridge or the establishment of a ferry service between the ���������  eastern end of the road on the north  and Chilliwack on the south eastern  terminus.  The mayor of Chilliwack being present  complimented the bureau oh the abls  manner in which they had discussed  the various matters and believed that  the bureau was the right kind of organization for the valley and from that  time on would be a booster for the  bureau. ���������  The president of the Board of Trade  in a neat little speech, complimented  the delegates on the work of the day;  and although the Chilliwack Board of  Trade was not a member he would  ���������after what he had heard���������highly recommend the board to become a member.  BRIEF AND BREEZY.  Next to a circus a boy would rather  see a dog fight.  The boundary between Arizona and  Mexico seems to be altogether imaginary.  All the brains in the country-is not  corralled by the bank managers.  Why do the women offer some inducements?    If given the vote in B  C.  would   they  abolish  the  long   hat  pins and waists buttoned up the back?  There is a close affiliation between  the cost of living and the cost of  high living. . ,  Wonder what the King thinks of  woman suffrage. Mrs. J. J. Sparrow and Mrs. h\  J-'ooks spout, last u'uok'visiting-w'lLh  friends in Vancouver.  Mr, and Mrs. Cyphus Abbott, accompanied by Miss Abbott, of Mission  City,-motored to Abbotsford on Tuesday.  Rev. Mr. George ol'.'Milnor, occupied  the pulpit, at St.. Matthews Church at  both  services  Sunday last.  Mr. IJ. B. Smith of the- Pioneer  Store, returned Tuesday from a bus:-  ness visit to the coast cities.  Mr. Herb Taylor, of Mt. Lehman,  was in Abbotsford on business this  week.  lYV  No bread9 no matter  is'-too good for your  product is as nearly* perfect as'can  be made.   Try it.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker'  "'Miss Attwood  spent the  week end  visiting with, Mrs.  Glynes at Kilgard.  .1  m  "J. J..'s" scraps are still in evidence but no scent of the lime has as  yet been discovered.  Mr.'D. J. Munn, chief customs inspector of New Westminster, paid, Abbotsford on official  visit on Tuesday.  Don't forget the home cooking sale  given by the Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian Church on Saturday.  MEETS WITH ACCIDENT  Mr. W. J. Ware, councillor for ward  3 in the^Matsqui municipality, met  .with a severe accident on Wednesday  last. He was engaged in, logging opera'  tions and in attending to his duties  had the misfortune to, have a !og ro'i  on him with the result that he is now-  laid up with a broken leg. It was .six-  hours before ' the sufferer received  medical assistance,' but from last accounts, he is' doing as nicely as could  be expected.  As this accident will incapacitate  that gentleman for some time, he sent  in his resignation to the council  This was received with regret by .the  board, who all expressed their sympathy towards Mr. Ware.  The partnership existing between W. Morgan  and H. Hammond lias, .by' mutual agreement, been  dissolved. The business will, until. further ^ notice,  be carried on by. W. Morgan under'the style or title  of . *  "fo  fcJ  'Essendene Ave.  -Up-to-date Grocers  Abbotsford, B.C.  ���������aresiBaaaKnas  ���������?Tr?i3u*g-juertingBM3aag  ^^fT-jB-nmwu. ���������TOqffPPwg'lin' II Mi,\^^mfme\^ja-!m^ESVKBvnatn>^^  H.   i'.l.  S.   PINAFORE.  Tlie announcement of the performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera, H. M. S. "Pinafore" will, no doubt  be received with much pleasure by  the Mission and District people. Tickets can be bought and seats reserved  at Stephens Drug Store. J. Plum-  ridge's and M. DesBrisay & Co.'s stores  and we would advise our readers to1  book immediately, as we are told there  is a great demand for both nights.  Under the able directorship of Mr.  A. J. Foxall.'we know this opera cannot  be anything but a success, and we feel  the Mission amateurs should be congratulated and supported, for an opera  takes some doing, and it is only  through the drudgery of many rehearsals each week that -works of this sort  can be performed.' Special scenery has  been painted by Messrs. Hill and. Pr'eh-  tis & Elliott, and no expense or trouble  has been spared to make everything^go  strong.   ' '.. ."  suffragette general utterly refused to  partake of food in prison and sussist-  ed for nine days on water before she  was released and taken to a hospital.  The "hunger "strike" is baffling to the  British government. It can face without flinching a rebellious people with  rapid fire guns but the "starvation  cure" i'or durance vile as practiced by  a perA'erse woman is a bugaboo to  John Bull.  MATSQUI SCHOOL BOARD'  A short session or the Matsqui school  board was held in the Agricultural  hall at Gifford on Monday, April 14.  There were present Trustees Beaton, Conroy and Secretary Merryfield.  ���������trustees Cruickshanks and Wooler being absent.  On motion Miss Margaret C. Reid  was appointed principal of the Mt.  Lehman school at a-salary of $70 per  month. Her duties to commence April  15th.  On motion the secretary, was instructed to notify Miss Edna P. Ful-  lerton that she was to take charge of  the. junior division of the Mt. Lehman school on April 15th.'  Con roy-Bea ton���������That- this hoard  have no reasons to' rescind the instructions j.'iven the secretary that if'a  highly qualified teacher l:e engaged  for the Mt. Lehman school that the  appointee he given charge of the ���������newly- created senior division and have  full charge of the said school.  The -'secretary was instructed to ask  the chairman to call a special meeting at which air outstanding business  would  be transacted.  What  might.  be termed the "Haz-  zard cure" transplanted, has been  adopted with success by Mrs; Erame-  line Pankhui-Kt, leader of the militant  suffragettes of England, who was- sentenced to three years in prison. Like  some  of  her  "martyred"   sisters  the  ALL GOING SOME FOR EFFECT.  There is nothing like being neighborly. If you are short of a saucepan get it from your neighbor,  vou have visitors and need a few  forks or spoon, why there is your  neighbor, but it dees not follow because your neighbor's horse runs away  your motor cycle should go and do  likewise.  A very exciting runaway occurred  on Tuesday when a horse from the  livery stable tried to beat the C. P. R.  train' into Abbotsford. The horse  won and also showed good judgment  by running right up to the blacksmith  shop door with the disabled buggy.  The driver also showed good judgment by jumping into a nice soft ditch.  A motor cycle, with a gentleman  aboard, just to show its superiority  over a common or garden horse, gave  a correct demonstration of how' to  remove a wire fence without unseating the rider, much to the amusement  of the onlookers.  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kaisoming and   Graining  and Carriage Painting  go to  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear, of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  You will requice various garden implements  to assist youin in beautifying your home.  We have a large stock of'implements  [to choose from and you wil  find the prices right  PAINTS  OILS  VARNISHES  B������E  Hardware and Furniture  i.  ���������.".���������;���������.���������    '  ������������������ ', " ===?=gs=v: ������������������*g,mw.ijjq*s  ������������������u.u.  POR SAALB���������5 young milch cows to  freshen, from the '27th of this  month. Apply to R. OWEN, one  mile south of B. C. E-. R., Mount  Lehman.  POR SALE���������Six dozen puro bred  White Leghorn pullets. Apply P. 0.  Box G5, Abbotsford, or G. Gough,  Wellington Poultry itanch.  LOST���������On Sunday, April J4th, on road  between Kilgard and Abbottsford,  small parcel wrapped in red waterproof covering,' containing poncho,  shaving kit "and sundry toilet articles.  Will finder kindly express same"to 1414  Dominion Building, Vancouver, and receive reward of $2.   L. W. Fisk.  1-  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that meetings of the Provincial Agricultural  Commission will be held at the following places:  Sfeveston���������April 25th, 10 a. m.  Ladncr���������April 2Cth, 10 a, m.  Cloverdalc���������April 28th, and 29th, 10  a. in.  Milner���������April 30th, 10 a. m.  Huntingdon���������April 30th, 7:30 a. m..  Aldergrove���������May 1st, 10 a. m.  Abbotsford���������May 2nd and 3rd, 10  a. m.  Chilliwack���������May 5th and 6th, 10  a.'in.  Port Haney, May 7th, .9:30 a. m.  Port Hammond���������May 7th, 2:30 p. m.  Mission City���������May 8th, 10 a. m.  The Commission will hear evidence  on all matters affecting agricultural  conditions'in the Province. All persons interested are invited to.be present.  W.   H.   HAYWARD,  M.L.A.,  Chairman.  C. B. CT-IRISTENSEN,  Secretary. aplo  -This hotel makes a specialty of  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers.     Comfortable   sitting-  room and   best of  hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled.  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day  CHAS. E. DeWITT, Proprietor  FOR SALE.���������Eggs for hatching.  White Wyandottes, prize winners at  all the local exhibitions; also a few  choice pullets and cockerels. Apply  C. B. HILL TOUT.   P.O. Box 63.  E. O. Brandage  Painter and Decorator  lacksmith 'Shop and Carriage Building  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert  Carriage Painting  We will -use you right.  Abbotsford  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith  If you want any, artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  (Associate   Members Can.   Soe. C. E.)  Civil Engineers  R. A.HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Office, next P. O. P.O.Box 11  For the Residence,  Store oriOffice.  ectric Power  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy,  Attention will be given to all aDolicdtions for service from pur lines.   J  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the; offices of :thelLi^Ktr and Power Dept. loca  Vancouver Abbotsford New Westminster  B. C. Electric blk. B. C. Electric blk.  ia Electric Railway  i  V  I  SI  ���������i  "���������)&


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