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 fV-  V" V  ' l r\  {  J  / y  ^  Vol. VI., No. 22..  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  ABBOTSFORD, B. C., FRIDAY,   APRIL.   11, 1913  g*H*+*W****W*-H***^^  tore  .00 PER YEAR  MATSQUi COUNCIL.  Groceries, Fruit, Dry Goods, f  Gents Furnishings  ac-  We are ready to meet you  with best quality goods, at  right prices. Prompt at-  tention and delivery.    *  .: :* ''.Call arid give lis,-trial'' 7  The following, is an unofficial ���������.-  count of the; meeting of the Board of  Trade, held.last' Monday evening; derived1 from; the.-.memory of several, or  the influential citizens who were in  attendance,- and hot sanctioned by the  press board of. censorship'.  A mo,re lengthy, account of the mooting would have appeared in this issue,  but owing to uhforse'en circumstances  a reporter of the Post was not in. attendance*' at the meeting and' as the  secretary was too busy attending to'  financial matters'a certified copv of  the minutes were unobtainable.  A large and appreciative audience  was present and a large number of  live questions came up for discussion,  although no delegate to attend the publicity meeting at Chilliwack was appointed.  The secretary read "a communication  from the Provincial Agricultural Commission stating-tliat they would meet  in Abbotsford-on" April 30 and May 1.  (The secretary is slightly in error,,the  Commission meets in Abbotsford' on  May 2nd and 3rd at 10' a. m.)  Mr. McGowan would like every committee to make a monthly report in  writing, as this:"procedyre...would facilitate' the "business"fortne" Board."   "  Mr. ^A. J.'"Henderson, in speaking of  the water supply, said-that" this was  one of the most vital questions affecting the development of the-town and  urged that the Board should give the  widest publicity to this matter by advertising through' the- press the fact  that the town with the.co-operation of  The regular monthly meeting was  held in the Municipal Hall on Saturday, March 29th, with the Reeve in the  chair and' Councillors Melander, AVare  and Bell in attendance.  ' The minutes of the last regular  meeting and of <the special meeting,  which was held itf Abbotsford, were  read,and adopted.' ,  -     Communications Received From  T. H. Lehman, resigning the office  of Councillor for Ward 2. . Accepted on  motion.       ,  Rachel McLean,. stating .that sufficient improvements existed..on the  N.- % of-.the W. V2 of the N. E. % of  Sec-4, Tp. 13,. to have the property  classed as real property.- Councillor  Melander stated that he was not satisfied, that such was the case.  ��������� Messrs. (McNabb'and Gellett, asking  that assistance be granted in the matter of improving their,outlet,road. On  motion the sum of two .hundred  .($200.00) dollars-.was. appropriated for  this road, to be spent under their superintendence.  H. Rose, secretary Union of B. C.  Municipalities, acknowledging the receipt of the subscription for 1913,  namely, $15.    Piled.  Municipal solicitors, stating that Mr.  Joseph Campbell was asking the sum  of four hundred dollars-($400.00) for  compensation in. the matter of the diversion" ' "of the ^'PembVrtou "' Road'  through the south-half of Block's,'subdivision of S. W.' % of Sec. -10, Tp.  1,4, and that he had appointed -Mr.  (Professor) Edward Odium as his    ���������   ar-  was appointed arbitrator for. the Mu-  granted  upon   the  certificate  from  a  being a petition to improve the road  .leading north from the Yale road  -through District Lot 48, On motion -  Councillor Ware was authorized to  construct a'culvert" in placa of the  bridge on this road.      ' -   -  H.' Skouge, A. O. Hougen, P. P. Hal-  verson, Enoch , Wilmann and G. O.  Hougen, stating "that it was-their intention to establish a drainage district  of that portion of Matsqui Prairie lying west of the right-of-way of the (J.  P. R. and south of Matsqui,,Slough  No. 1 as would be benefitted by a canal  running through Section 4, north anu  south from the township lino raod to'  connect Slough No. 1 with Slough'No.  2.. The clerk was instructed to request these petitioners to be present  at the next meeting.  Municipal Solicitors, stating that his  Honor Judge Howay had decided "that  T.  H.  Lehman  was    disqualified    as  Councillor and  that  he. had  ordered'  that a new  election be held for the  purpose of filling the'vacancy.   Piled.  ���������Western Canada    Power  Co.,  Ltd.,  agreeing to move the 2,300 volt pole  line from the Huntingdon, Abbotsford  and Riverside road to a parallel road  when such road was sufficiently clear- '  ed and. graded so that patrol'could be  maintained,   upon   receipt  of   six   (6)  months' notice from the Council so,to  do;   that  the  four   hundred   ($400.00).  dollars   annual  rental   for   the  roads  specified in'the.agreement would be .\  paid;- as' long" as "the" poles: "or towers.,"  were on these roads; that'if the .Council  wished   to  obtain the use of the' -  poles on the Huntingdon, Abbotsford  and   Riverside   road  for  a  telephone  company's  lines,  such  use  would  be  pz-ovincial  electrical    inspector    that  such a line could be constructed. and  fH4������H������*4H������"H***H*^^  ���������- ���������'��������� ���������"-' ' '���������������������������1           i  "Municipality of.Maple Ridge, asking  paI Council after consultation with,the  co-operation in -submitting- a request -to  aforesaid company.   Piled  tu������     TD���������^..;������������������;��������� 1      /-1 .      , t    r>     i.r __j   .h_.������-j.__  :=\  /  nicipality.  f-hP Rnvprrimmt "wnnM'^X'TT "*"      R>  E--. Hemphill,  protesting against l sucn a nne couia De constructed. and  chfsePto *^Sn Jonmnf^ 1%T   the amount of taxes a^ainst his Prop-   operated safely, .and .upon paying the  fnstfllSion^f T ���������^Pa������fi   ������r^ie   erty' "amely a part ot' District L������t 205.   Western Canada Power Co., Ltd., such-  er committee, Mr. Henderson protesting that delays in this matter were  dangerous.  Miv Taylor, as chairman of the fire  committee, submitted a very lucid and  satisfactory report showing a good  balance in hand.  A resolution was passed that a vote  of thanks be recorded on the minutes  to Mr. Angus Mclnnis and others who  had been working so. strenuously on  behalf of the fire -protection for the  town. - ,  Mr. J. Vanetta.was unanimously appointed to take the place of Mr. Hig-  ginson in obtaining subscriptions for  the maintenance of the fire brigade  and appliances.  A numher of new members were  proposed and "personally endorsed"  and their names added to the rapidly  growing membership.  the Provincial Government to open  a quarry for crushed rock on Pitt River or some other suitable point The  Council acquiesced in the matter of  establishing a quarry, but were of the  opinion that "Wade's Landing" on Sumas Mountain was a more suitable  site than Pitt River, as the crushed  rock should be shipped by raihvay as  well as by scows.  Josiah Israel stating that, the  bridge on the Israel road was in a  dangerous condition.   Laid over.  G. P. Havermann, et all, re improvements to the road through Section 3;  Township 14, Ward 2. Laid over.  *W. G. McElhanney, B.C.L.S., asking  J. R. Morgan and thirty-six (36) others, being a petition to'the-Minister  of Customs to exempt from- duty the  preparation 'designated as the "Hapax-  Kill-Thistle." The clerk was instructed to forward the petition to Ottawa.  Resolutions  Property   Introduced  and  Passed.  ,1. Whereas the election of Thomas  Henry Lehman as Councillor for Ward  2 has been declared null and void by  his Honor Judge Howay;  And whereas, his honor has ordered  that a new election be held for Councillor as aforesaid;  And whereas, his honor has ordered  that nomine tion be held on Saturday,  \*  ABBOTSFORD  NEW  BAKERY.  There is surely money in the bakery  business in the town of Abbotsford if  it is run right.    Mr. Albert Lee, our  town baker, has moved into his new  building, which is a credit 10 him and  the town of Abbotsford.   Just imagine  a   nice,   new .building  like .what   he  has    moved    into    being    made    of'  dough, and it is good dough at that.  Mr. Lee same to Abbotsford about two  years ago and has  during that  time  built up a business that any man may  well be proud of in a town like Abbotsford.-     Of    course,    good    dough  brings the proper  "dough"���������the  kind  that we all count by the dollars and  cents.     Mr.   Lee  is   to   be   congratulated.  The Post extends congratulations to  Mr. Lee. and hopes that his present  building'will-at an early date be too  small for his business and that he  will have to build greater.  modification in the. conditions of the.-A-P1*** "'-ll������ and if a poll be necessary,  report of the committee in the matter sucu l)oli ������e held pn Saturday, April  of the improvements which'would be   12th;  JJ  Where is the house that Jack built;  in this case where is the block that  Jack built, and when is he going to  start it? Hex seems to be lagging behind.  The recenty constructed building of  Messrs. Liddel & Morrison on Grand  Boulevard, was the scene of a very  pleasant house warming on Saturday  evening last. It was not necessary to  call out the. fire brigade.  taken from Jubilee school lot by the  proposed plan of subdivision of the  south half of the N. W. % of Sec. 22,  Tp. 14. -The clerk was instructed to  state that there would bo no abatements in the conditions laid down by  the comznittee.  Mrs. i\l. McGi-immon, asking that a  pqrtion of the old Abbotsfbrd-Clayburn  road be constructed on the line as she  wished to erect a wire fence and it  would take in a portion of the present  travelled road. Councillor Ware stated  that no objection would be raised if  she proceeded with the work contemplated.  T. A. Swift, M.D.. submitting jthe  report of health conditions throughout  the Municipality for 1912. Laid over.  J. E. Norcross, stating that he had  sent a cheque in payment of the taxes  due against the N. W. M of Sec. 15,  Tp. 13, early in August, 1912, in time  for the statutory rebate. The latter  had never been received by the collet  tor, neither had the cheque ever been  presented .for-.payment. He had always  paid his taxes in due season, and under the circumstances he considered  that he should be allowed the rebate.  Referred to the Municipal solicitors.  T. P. Neelands, asking improvements on the road contiguous to his  property, namely, the N.'W. % of Sec.  29, Tp. 16. Referred to Councillor Me-  Jander.  'James Hutchison and seven others,  Be it therefore resoved, that the  clerk of the Council be returning officer at said election; and if more than  one nomination paper be received polls  be opened as follows:  1. . Store building of Wm. Miller,  At Mt. Lehman, with' Wm. Miller as  presiding officer.  2. Store building of Bradner  Supply Company, at Bardner, with  J. W. Pennington as presiding officer.  2. That the amended plan of subdivision of the N. W*. Vi of Sec. 4,  Tp. L4, be approved and signed by  the Reeve and clerk.  3. That Councillor Melander be authorized to do the following work:  Open up one-half of a mile of the "Little" road by day labor. Repair the  Mt. Lehman road, at the junction of  the Gephart road. Call for tenders for  slashing and logging the Ross road  south of the Yale road for one-half  mile.  4. That Councillor Ware be authorized to do the following work: Build  a culvert on the Huntigndon, Abbotsford and Riverside road at the north  end of the gravel pit at Abbotsford.  Fill a pitch-hole on the Riverside road  with gravel. Gravel the Huntingdon,  Abbotsford and Riverside road from  Brentwood north to the Slough. Expend an additional $50 on the Anthoer  (Continued  on Page Three) tfHB AfefeOfc&FORt) POST,     AkfeOTSFORD, B. 0,  ���������).-.  ���������:'-���������*~****^~  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company.  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and  surrounding district.     ," ,  Advertising rates made known on application.  LEGAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents per line for first insertion,  and 3 cents a Hue for till subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our Shibboleth���������Neither! for nor .agin the Government.  Friday, April 11, 1913  The following taken from the New  Westminster  Columbia,  will  bear  repeating "over and over again":  The Press and Public Bodies.  ��������� The relation of newspapers to  the  public activities of any community is  'a question much debated:    The press  is much  sought after when administrative boards feel the need of arousing    public,   opinion    to    community  needs.    Their advocacy in support of  ---say   money   by-laws   in   support   of  the    Royal    Columbian    Hospital���������is  warmly commended  by the directors  ���������who on such occasions feel the newspapers       are      right,      and      have  shown the proper civic spirit of progress,   in 'spite  of  any  criticism   that  may have been voiced in certain quarters, that the board have been too ambitious, are going too    fast    and are  not    overly      careful      about      the  economical  expenditures of    the people's money.  So there has also been seen at times  -an attitude on the part of members ot  the Board of Trade of opposition to the  publicity given to discussion as if the  expression of views in this public body  was  a purely  private and  individual  matter and had no concern with the  general public. But the Board of Trade  at  other  times  is   solicitous  for  the  good opinion  of the citizens in  gen-  . eral when the plans the members advocate are before, the community for  support���������and the school board is often  in  the  same  position���������and  on  these  occasions nothing is too good for the  press.  It would seem that in all these cases  the rule should work both ways and  ��������� that if the usefulness of the press is  to be invoked on one occasion, it should  be recognized ��������� that the newspapers  have a duty to the public to perform  in reporting fairly the proceedings of  a' public body dependent for support  of their projects on the community  spirit of the citizens at large, who look  for information 'as to the transactions  of these bodies in the newspapers, and  are entitled to find it there.  But, say these men of affairs who  would limit the activities of the press  to what they personally deem wise to  make public, "We are not getting fair  or accurate reports of our proceedings,  and for this reason we feel justifed in  excluding .the. reporters. What our  secretary has to hand out is sufficient  '��������� for the public."  Here is where citizens of the best  intentions err in judgment. The report-  -   ers are paid to report fairly and ac-  .. curately the proceedings of any public  or semi-public body.   The press of this  city  is   not  given   to  yellow  journal  ��������� tendencies and does not desire colored  reports of any public event. The management, moreover, is doubtless as  loyal1 to community interests "as conscientious in the discharge of public duty,  as the men who devote their time to  public service. If-there are errors, the  heads of the newspapers are prepared  to make ample .corrections, but the  newspapers can not be expected to  rectify the mistakes made by men,  who, in their public capacities, act and  talk without judgment or tact.  MATSQUI COUNCIL  (Continued from- page ,1)  Clayburn-Straiton road���������  l-l. E. Watkins $24.30  A.  C:  Healey  16.80  J.  Bevard'   16.80  A. Pulcher   13.20  j-i. S. Phinney      4.50  C. T. Purver-....:  18.00  H. C. Benson   45.00  .   P. Conroy 1  57.00  Harry  Powles   21.00  Prank Taylor   16.20  - 233.40  road north from the Yale' road. Expend  S; 200 in cutting down the Barker Hill  on the King road. Expend $100' on  ditching the Skougc road from the  Matsqui-.Mt. Lehman road south.- Expend $200 in extending the. constructed  portion of the Valley road through the  property of the' Provincial' Investment  Co. of B. C, Ltd.  5. That Councillor Bell be authorized to do the following work: Enter  into an agreement with Hans Stener-  son to haul 300 yards of gravel on the  Fore road at $1.50 per yard. Grade this  road ready for the gravel. Grade the  Bell road from the Page road to the  Fore road.  6. That Johnston Cannon be appointed police constable and ��������� that the  clerk procure for him a badge and  handcuffs.  7. That the Western. Canada Power  Company, Limited, be notified to remove their poles from the graded portion of the Clayburn-Straiton road  from Clayburn village to the shingle  mill.  8. That the" Dominion Government  be requested to dredge the channel of  the Fraser River at Riverside wharf  on the completion of the work now in  hand at Hatzic,  9. That the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Company be notified to  improve the crossing of the Riverside  and of the Glenmore roads and proceed  with the work of constructing the  crossing over the railroad.  10. That whereas, it is not deemed  advisable to prepare a new assessment  roll for the Municipality of Matsqui  for the current year be it therefore resolved  1. That the clerk pr'dceed forthwith to prepare a copy of the assessment roll of ' 1912, making such  amendments and alterations as are  permissible by virtue of the power  conferred by Section 236 of the  "Municipal Act."  2. That the roll, as thus prepared,  be adopted as the assessment roll  for the year 1913.  3. That the work be completed by  the 30th day of April, 1913.  4. That the Court of Revision  hold the first session on Saturday,  May 17th, 1913.  11. Whdreas, the collector has  not deemed it advisable to exercise the  right of action conferred by Section,  303 of the "Municipal Act," in the matter of taxes inarrear;  Be it therefore resolved that the  said collector proceed to undertake the  necessary steps to hold sale of all land  in arrer of taxes for two (2) days or  over; said sale to be held in the Municipal. Hall on Monday, June 30th,  at 12 o'clock, noon.  12. That the rate of wages to b<-  paid, for ail Municipal work be as follows:  Per hour  One man and team of horses..$0.60  One man and one horse.:;......... 0.45  One man  0.30  13. That the Reeve and clerk be au-  J. Bovard, bounty on 146 musk-  rats    Cooper-Seldon Co. in . lieu of  cheque No. 1280 issued on October 26th,  1912   H. If. Logan, ��������� work on King  road in Ward. 3   P. F. ��������� Fisher, road ��������� repairs in  Ward 1 .'.   C. B. Barter   LeFeuvre road (south) ������������������  E. Lundeberg  $65.80  George Turrell  '.  50.40  Robert Fellis  *��������� 73.20  M. Frankeski   40.50  14.60  lO'.OO  35.00-  10.50  6.60  Nels Larson  21.30  John Helgesen   21.30  Joseph Banas   ft-"  W. T. Presileski   ob.4J  338.20  In connection with this work, Councillor Mclaridor stated that the lowest tender he-had received was $390.  instead of doing one-half of a mile as  the-tenders asked, he had done three-  fourths* "of a mile, instead of logging  the road-30 feet wide, he had ,logged  it 40 feet wide. This was exactly twice  as much work clono- by day labor at  $61.80 less.  R. K. Mitchell, work on Township line road  $6.00  Mt. Lehman road���������  John Israel  $12.00 ���������    '  P. Mackweis      8.25   8.25  These words mean different things to different people ' Taken together they will, in a measure,  describe for all the people the quality of  B. J. GERNAEY HARNESS  Get that cash discount of 10 per cent on Harness.  B. J. GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. C.  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  W. Lipscombe ...  ���������    28.50  22.00  When you require a comfortable .rig;-:    *:  one that feels good and looks good;    ;  ring up ;.      ,      .  CURRIE & McKBNZIE >  4.75  4.50  15.00  9.00  9.00  21.17  8.38  2.50  17.00  10.50  DO  IT  NOW.  From instructions from the Provincial Board of Health, Mission City officers are instructed to see that all  premises in the townsite are free from  refuse. That is sure some easy job,  as it is a well known fact that the  loyal citizens of the Strawberry Metropolis would not condescend for &  moment to allow their yards to be contaminated by even the : label of an  empty can or a speck of ashes to remain over night in the back yard. No,  Sir, but far be it from ub to criticize  our neighbors in some ������+^or ��������� tn-wn-  sites we know of.  other  town-  thorized to borrow from the Bank of  Montreal such sums as may from time  to time be necessary to meet the current expenses of the Council, giving  promissory notes in security therefore  as .provided by the Temporary. Loan  By-law.  14. That the Reeve and clerk be authorized po make advances,, as required,-to the School Board. No advance to he made until notice 'shall  have been received from the bank of  an overdraft of.the school account.  The matter of improving the Hal-  lert road east^of the C. P. R. right-of-  way, and of granting financial aid to  the Matsqui Agricultural and Horticultural Association was laid over to  the next meeting.  Bills  Passed  for  Payment.  in front of tlie Bradner School loat.  T. 1-1. Baker, clearing Aberdeen  road '. $ 23.40  road in front of the Bradner  School lot ..$ 23.40  payment for land and for  fencing in conenction with the  diversion of the Ross    road  around the Baines hill....  138.00  F. M. Carmichael, work on the  Township line road.......      6.00  T. L. Jones, payment of claim  in connection with.the establishing of the Smith-Jones  road through S. D. 5, Sec. 13,  Tp.   17 ;  100.00  Fraser Valley Municipal Publicity Bureau    15.00  Burgess road���������  P. Mackweis" $1 LOO  W. Lipsombe   11.00  H. J. Ryder, police expenses in  connection with the inquests  at Bradner and at Dennison-. 13.50  Hudson Barter���������  Aldergrove   .. cemetery  contract $75.00  Work on Yale road at  Aberdeen      9.63  Turner road���������  R. Engstroni  $31.80  Erik Nylander   14.40  Leonard Nylander  10.50       56.70  Albin Nordin, .Matsqui-Mt. Lehman road   E.- W. Kin, Jubilee-road hill....l..<  J. E. Vanetta, Huntingdon, Abbotsford and Riverside road....  Alex. Beaton, Aberdeen r.oad....  J. A. Glodhill, Aberdeen road....  Maple Grove Lumber Co., lumber for Ward 4   Columbian .Company, bye-election notice    B.' C. Gazette, advertising elec-t  , tion result   A. L. McQuarrie, coroner on inquest at Bradner    Abbotsford Timber and Trading  Co., lumber for Ward 3      6.74  H. Henrikson, blacksmith work  for Ward-4    Indemnities���������  William Merryfield  $25.00  M. Z. Melander   25.00  W. J. Ware  :  15.00  Chas. O'Donel Bell   25.00       90.00  Chas. O'Donel Bell, traveling expenses to Vancouver as delegate to F. V. M. P. Bureau ���������.     3.70  D.  B.  McDougald,  one  day  on  Coghlan road bridges      2.75  C. M. C, March salary and office rent    Bounty paid for muskrats   Postage-     ^.^v  Telephone    40.00  Land Registery searches  '.      2.00  W. J. Marsh, work on Marsh's  hill    W. P. Smith,- delivering .stationery    T. H. Lehman, payment of land  and for fencing in connection  with the diversion of the Mt.  Lehman trunk road through a  portion  of  the" N. W.   %.   of  Sec. 1, Tp. 14  449.35  Received   for   Work   on   the  Little Road.  P. R. Welch  $167.00  H.  Skipworth,   120.00  N. Presileski    84.00  The latter was awarded the contract,  the  work   to  be   completed  by May  31-  . By-Laws.  The "Western Canada Power Company, Limited, Power and Light By-  Law, 1912" was reconsidered and finally passed, signed by the. Reeve and  clerk and "sealed   with  the  corporate  The "Aberdeen Road By-law, 1913"  was reconsidered and finally passed,  signed and sealed.  The "Pettenger Road and Improvement By-law, 1913," passed first, seq-  ond and third readings.       ..  The Council then adjourned to meet  in the Exhibition Building of the Matsqui Agricultural and Horticultural Association, at Gifford, on Monday, April  14th, at 10 o'clock a. m.  JAMES GIBSON,  C-M..C. '  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites ,  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power ;  or information regarding the farm and. fruit lands of '  the district, and industries already established.  j  79.00  40.00  4.50  6.00  Thoroughbred white Plymouth Rock  Cockerels. None better any where  and the prices are right.  Eggs for Hatching from the above  strain at reasonable prices.  .25  Tenders  *fk*t.*t.ll������.SMl..&������|>4>.|.*%**}M|.������S.������*H.*>^|������.|M|M8.������*^  X  Practical Ladies' and Men's  Tailors  will open temporary premises next door to Livery  Barn April 1st:   Trial order solicited,  Satisfaction guaranteed.   Pressing  ,     and Repairing done; .  ?*<^������4*^M$������$*������$**$*<5**$wj*������������������$*������{**$**i**^^ ���������  t  / W  %m Akbtimbbh mt,    x^m^bnt, 0 t,  11 ��������� > * h 1 >��������� 1  ->-l-j- -L--1'  f : " *  '������   11I    ������il.l   r.iV~i" "il^dTI)  Your   Spring   Outfit  we invite you to  amine our lines,  good range of  ex-  A  THE    MARKET  A fair sized sockeye ' salmon, not  of the'blueback variety, but a' true  member of the summer sockeye  species, found its way onto tho market ..this'morning, two months earlier  .nan is usual and met a' ready demand at, 15 cents a pound.  Eggs, following out the indications  last week, at the opening of the market were selling for 3oc a dozen, but  later with the demand somewhat decreasing they fell to 30c a dozen and  remained at that price until the market closed. Some of the fanners, however, continued to sell their eggs at  35c a dozen throughout the morning.  Rose bushes, wallflowers, pansies;  cabbage plants,  raspberry canes and  Would You Start Something?  ex-  The   following   item   from   an  change is worthy of publication:  "Frequently you pick.up a local pa-  paper after glancing at it, wearily  throwing _ it aside, remarking, "Nothing in the'paper this week.'  "Did you ever stop to think what  that phrase means?  "It means that in the week just  passed no misfortune has befallen any  one in your community; that no (ire  has wiped a neighbor's worldly  goods (we have unfortunately a fire  this week); that the grim angel of  death  has  passed  no  threshold   of  a  THE BIGGEST TOAD.  friend;   that no man driven by liquor  currant  bushes  were also  prominent, hatred or fear has taken the life of a  J  Tlie  Latest  Shoes, Neckwear, Etc  ',;"'  31 ."  Geo. C. Clark  ���������H*+W*H**H*+*H****W**H**^  r  LrXV-xI/^L-i  wavaK^tH-jwagiinjaw^jawt  j. Mcelroy a Co.  LIQUORS,   WINES   AlsJD    CIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  man  Cor...Essendene Ave. and Oscar St.,  CITY  s  \-  :<sbO  ABBOTSFORD, B. Cl'  msaammeaamammamammmm^maacmM  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  HARRON BROS.  Emualmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver, Office and  chapel������������������  .1034 Granville St.,     Phone 3486  Morth Vancouver/       Oilice     and  Ghapfei���������116 2nd St. Phone 13i.  STRAYED���������To my place, a Grade  , .'Jersey .Heifer, about seven  months old, on December 1st.  Owneir'can claim sarnie, iby paying foir notice and board. G-. C.  Kenney, 1& mile east, & mile  northof Vy6 Station. .... .    .:':...  on  the market and a brisk trade for  these articles was realized.  The vegetable .market was very  slow, there being little demand and  few sales ��������� for this branch of farm  produce. The ��������� supply on the chicken market was also smaller than last  week and the demand remained  steady.  Trading throughout was very brisk  and a larger number of shoppers than  has  been  seen   for  some  months  appeared   on   the   market    eagerly     in  search   of  bargains   in   spring  plants  as well as household commodities. The'  sale'of meat  did  not equal   that  of  last .week there  being  one  one  firm  soiling  this  morning and  the  supply  as well as the demand in this department was not very large. Prices, however, as in the chicken and vegetable  departments remained steady with-no  indication of a change. Hatching eggs  were offered at 50c and $1 per setting  of thirteen eggs respectively^ according to the grade and quality    of' the  eggs.    Hatching  duck  eggs   found 'a  ready  sale  at  75   cents  a dozen  although there was but a small supply  of them.    The raise in eggs is attributable largely,-according to the farmers, to the fact that at this time of  the year many of the farmers are using their egg's for incubator and hen  settings  instead  of  marketing  them,  which naturally causes a scarcity in  supply.  The fish market remained the same  this morning with the exception of  the single sockeye, a more plentiful  supply of spring salmon and the appearance of smelts. .The salmon was  sold at 15c a pound while smelts were  offered i'or 10c. The florists were very  busy this morning, for, besides the  usual demand for cut flowers, a brisk  trade was realized in the sale of raspberry canes at $3 a ^undre'd; currant  bushes, both' tfsd and' blacK, at $1 and  $2 a 'dozen, according to size ��������� and  species; rose bushes at three for $1;  cabbage plants at two dozen for 25c;  as well as pansies and wallflowers.  Some dahlia bulbs were offered for $1  a dozen.-  Several dozen choice Berkshire and  Yorkshire shoats .between eight and  ten weeks old weVe sold for from $5.50  to $7 apiece.      ' '  The Prices  fellow human; that no poor devil  haunted by the,past or misdeeds of  some other, has ��������� crossed the great  divide by his ownf-hand.  "So the next time you pick up a  paper that doesn't announce a tragedy, give a little thanks instead of  grumbling because there is no news.  Or. if you would rather, shall we dig  up a choice morsel of scandal?,Would  your eyes grow round, and would you  smack your lips with' a relish if we  were to write up a sensation? ' Well  we can do it.  "Shall we begin on you, dear reader? Do you think you've got1 that little secret all locked away from everybody? Well, if you look over the  stories in the editors little book, you  would be surprised in all probability  to see your name written there, and  further a story in detail which you  fondly (thought was all your own.  Nothing in the paper! Do you long  to see a procession of skeletons  marching by your door? Do you court  such a procession?  FRUIT AND FARM FOR MARCH  The Fruit Magazine this month  makes its apeparance in a new form,  as "Fruit and Farm," with an editorial  announcement of a change in ownership from the Fruit-Magazine Publishing Co., to the new proprietor, Mr.  John Nelson. Mr. Maxwell Smith, the  founder and editor, retires. 'Mr. Nelson is well known in daily journalism  in Canada, and is the general manager of the Vancouver News-Advertiser. He announces the appointment  of a competent staff, and the.enlargement, of the scope of the magazine,  to cover every form of agricultural activity. A vigorous policy is reflected  in the excellent tabie of contents in  the March' number. These include a  fine frontispiece of the Minister of  Agriculture; a poem by Clive Phillips  Wooley; a resume of the agricultural  legislation of the past 'season,' by  Deputy Minister of Agriculture W. B.  Scott; Bare island and its birds, by  H. F. Pullen; Bella Coola Valley, by  H. F. Edmonds; Our s'pendid Inland  Empire,  by John Ridington";   Agricul-  Thb impelling desire to be the "biggest, toad in (lie puddle." to follow the  colloquialism, is responsible for much  of the jostling, the clash of human interests, and the sanguinary differences  that have arisen in ' human affairs  fiom the beginning of time. There  seoms to bo an impelling desire in  lhe average human being to raise his'  head.and shoulders above his fellows;  to be the counselor;and lawgiver, the  arbiter, the "bell-sheep," the dispenser  of wisdom, the one above the rest.  Men, born into certain lowly conditions, have, .from time, to time, striven  with seeming adverse fate, and, step  by step, have raised their heads above  the rest. These have exemplified the  doctrine of success, and some of them  have made the world better and some  worse.    -  But, inversely, there have been thousands born who, unequal to the battles for, the bigger "puddles," have  journeyed on to smaller' "puddles,"  until they come to one where they  could stand and view the world above  their fellows' heads and act the oracle  to less favored brothers. Who shall  say that aimless discontent-has .not  been fanned to deeds of violence.by  such as these? .pgg|  The desire to dominato something  or somebody is innate in this race, and  if one stratum of society does not respond to the demands of ambition another is sought. Many of thetravelera  land in' the smallest "puddles,,  whence arise the loudest noises.  Civilization has arisen ' about, us in  the midst of a struggle of conflicting  forces, in which we have progressed,  among jostling shoulders/ in spite of   ���������  our weaknesses.    '  The "biggest toad" in the puddle of  discontent is a traveler who' has ,,  slipped and slid down thc hill of life  until he found a puddlejie could dominate. *-_If it be/a marf"he frequently  seeks the vantage of a soap box; If it  he a woman she may be busy organizing another knitting society or what  not.    ���������  The one has lifted up his eyes to the  great things of life, and beheld the  glory and promise of the, skies; the  other has cast his eyes downward to  tin earth under foot, and abortively  quarreled with the littlo things he sees  about him.���������Ex.  FIREARM REGULATIONS.  The new firearms regulation which  is now in force stiplates that all per-'  sons with the exception of Indians, and  Canadian militiamen when on duty,  must obtain a license in order to carry  firearms. . Farmers and prospectors  must also obtain licenses, the foi'raer,  .however, are not required to pay.for a  license to shoot on their own lands,  and the prospectors, engaged in actual  prospecting work will not be required  to pay for their license. Boys under 16  years of age without special request by  their parents will not be granted a license.   The parents, in .case a .license  ...c *-..ve.. ��������� tural  problems  of B. C.',-    by    H.  E. | ls granted, must undertake to supervise  Effes   retail   doz   ' 30c to 35c ������   ?e; P R?*sing ,m B-'������-' ^ C. the boy .while using the gun.    All ap-  Lggs, retail, doz  30c to 35c e.  Lawrence;     the    story    of    Luke  plicants for license must be resident  Eggs, wholesale, doz  25c to 27c Pither's poultry farm at Gordon Head;   six months in the province.    -  Hatching egg-s, doz  50c to $1  Eggs; duck, per dozen   35c to 40c  Chickens, per dozen $12 to $13  Pullets, per dozen  ;. $12 to $15  the Doukhobor Colony at Brilliant;  the problem of .the milk supply in B.  C��������� by F. M. Logan, B.S.A., and.many  other very readable adticles.   There is  Young birds, per dozen".'.'.'.'.'.'.' $6 to $8  *n "J^0'^ Woman's Department, by  Broilers, per dozen  $4 to fco  Poultry, live weight .:  20c to( 23c  Ducks, per doz ���������.  $12 to' $24  Ducks, per lb  20c to 22c  Poultry, dressed, per lb 30c  Turkey, per lb. live weight.. 33c to" 35c  Geese, per lb. live weight.... 20c to 23c  Turkey, dressed, per lb." 40c  Geese, dressed, per lb 23c to 25c  Vegetables.  Potatoes, ton   $9 to $12  Beets, per sack 75c  Carrortfl, per saek 75c  Parsnips  .*.  $1.00  Cabbage, wholesale, per lb 3c  Cabbage, per head 10c to 15c  Onions, per sack v..$1.2b  Celery, per crate  :  $1.50  Turnips, per sack 75c  Small Fruits.  Apples, per box  $1 to $1.25  Apples,  5  lbs 25c  Pears, per box ��������� $1.00  Eggs and Butter  Duck eggs, doz  35c to 40c  Young birds, per dozen $6 to $8  Butter, retail, per lb  35c to 40c  Honey, per comb   25c  Wholesale Meat.  Pork, per lb 13c to 13y2c  Lamb, por lb  12 l-2c  Mutton, per lb 12Vic to 13c  Retail Meats.  Geef, best -rib roasts  ....  20c to 22c  Beef, loin     2(5c to 27c  Beef, round steak  20c to 25c  Boiling beef  .. --.'..  ......   Mc  Beef, short loin  ............   28c  Beef, post roast   18c  Pork 20c to 25c  Mutton ......._.   ...... 20c to 22 l-2c  Sugar cured corned pork ....20c  Homemade pork sausagge, lb 20c  :Salted -pigs' head, lb.... ....8c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb......... 10c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb ....15c  Sugar cured hogs' Ueads, lb��������� ..8c  Sugar cured corned beef, lb.... 15c  Pure lard... : ............15c  Sugar cured bacon ..........20c  Fish.  Kathleen Ferguson. The number  well inllustrated and altogether  most readable one.  THE INSULTING LETTER.  (From the Milwaukee  Sentinel.)  Thanks  for   that  insult.     I  had  too_  much peace;  In the stpne tavern down in yonder vale,  For a brief space too much of  ��������� cakes and ale,  Too   much  of  laughter.    An  ignoble  ease  Had lured me from my vows and destinies.  I had forgot the torrent and the  gale,  The  cliff,  the sunrise and  the  ' forest trail,  And how I throve by nature but by  these.  Thanks for that insult,    For  it was  your pen  Stirred the  old  blood and  made me  man again.  And  crushing your  letter  with  all thoughts of you,  Inviolate'will and fiery dream, I rose;  , Struck for the mountain, put my  business through,  And stood victorious over larger foes.  ���������From "The Vaunt of Men,"  by William Elery  Leonard.  six montns in tne provinc  Three licenses are obtainable, a general firearms license, a special license  to carry firearms and trap, and an ordinary firearms license. The general  firearms license, costing $5, entitles  the holder to hunt birds and animals;  the special license to carry firearms  and trap, costing $10, entitles the licensee to hunt birds and animals and  to trap fur-bearing animals, while the  ordinary firearms license, which costs  $2.50, entitles the holder to hunt Birds  and deer (other than moose, wapiti  ana caribou). All licenses are subject  to the regulations and restrictions of  the "Game Protection Act" and are not  tranbitrrable.  The act also states that it shall be  unlawful for any person to use or have  in his possession a pump or repeating  shotgun of any kind- with a magazine  capable of holding more than one cartridge, or an automatic shotgun of any  kind.  Salmon, cohoes.  l5c, 2 for 25c  Steelhead salmon, per lb.  15c  Sturgeon ..15c  Halibut .... .............10c  Smelts .10c  OOlichans, per lb ;....  10c  Cod, per lb.  10c  Herring, 3lbs ....25c  Sole ; .....:......10c  Salmon, frozen, per lb.  15c  Halibut, per lb.  12 l-2c  ���������Herring, 3 lbs.  ''.  25c  Spring salmon, red, lb..... "... ..20c  Spring salmon, white, lb. 15c  CHANGED ITS NAME AND PURPOSE.  At a meeting of the executive of the  Fraser Valley Publicity Bureau held in  New Westminster last week it was decided to change the name of the bureau to that of the Fraser Valley Development League, and to boost for  a canal from Pitt River to Burrard  Inlet.  While the building of a canal would  be of undoubted advantage in shipping circles, yet the main object of the  bureau when first started was to give  publicity to the lands pf the Fraser  Valley, and assist intending settlers  in securing the desirod location. Now  it has diverted to backing canal propositions.   .  '   ' . , '���������"'������������������. - . ���������  The C. P. R. tunnel at Rogers Pass  will'be 28,000 feet long, and take five  years to complete, working from both  ends. It will lower tho summit .540  feet, shorten the line three miles, and  cut out 22,000 feet of curvature.���������  Ex.'      ,  A man will be a long way from  home ii^ the C. P. R. has one of its.  many accidents when the train is half  way through the tunnel.  !,**W^^^^  ���������5.S* ���������������u'  T&fc AfeBOTSPORD POSf,  LOCALS.  Owing , to ��������� the inclemency of the  weather the' Gun Club did not hold a  shoot last week, but expect to break  all records and targets this -week.  Up lo tho present writing the plans  I'or beautifying the B. C. ID. It. station  grounds have not arrived.  The. Church of lOngland choir, 'under tho direction of Mr. Barret and  Mr. Morgan, would be a credit lo any  town.  Mi-. Kcmioc of Bradner was a week  end visitor to Abbotsford.  Messrs! Clarke and I'hinnoy of the  Royal Bank stall" wore in Abbotsford  this week.  No bread.-no matter how  , ���������      ��������� i,  is too good for your family.  product is as nearly perfect as  be made,,  Try it.  Mrs. .1. F. .Boyd, her many friends  will be pleased to hear, is rapidly recovering.' from  her recent illness.  On   Saturday   April    thc  Tilth   the  Ladies of   the   Presbyterian  Aid will  servo "-afternoon   tea,   ice    cream and  ake  and  supper in   the   new Sunday  school   room   of   the   church.     Home  cooking and candy will also be on sale  .Everybody come and help the ladies in  their cJTbrt to pay for the new room.  ALBERT LEE,  The  IN  SPORTING  CIRCLES/  Canada's national game is receiving  considerable support in town, and Ab-  '   botsford may be expected to be heard  from in the near future should a la-  'crosse  league" for  the, Fraser  Valley  '   be formed. Just.take it from the Post  that there are'a couple of good ama-  . teurs' in this town, who  with a little  practice-will be abel to handle a stick  ���������    with the best of them. ���������  Saturday was practice day for the  football club, and some of the players  were right in their element with the  hall on their toe.  Some of-' our new tennis enthusiasts  are busy these days talking tennis for  the coming season and it is hoped  they Avill be successful- in forming a  club that will beat anything in the  , Fraser Valley.  With so much sport in the air it is a  wonder that the cricket club is not  showing "signs of life these beautiful  sunshiny clays.  The Junior football' team met defeat  at Chilliwack on Saturday last. It.  could hardly be expected ��������� that they  would bring any honors back to Abbotsford, owing to the fact that there  were only seven players from Abbotsford and not a "booster" along with  the boys to help them along on their  way.  With   the   opening   of,  .spring   the  small  boy always shows that he has  the   sap> running   through   his   veins  when  the  first  spring  breeze  strikes  the town���������thus he plays marbles. But  when   the   first   stages   of  the  season  are past he looks for something more  vigorous and at the same time enervating, thus he takes up the club and  asks another boy to throw him a ball  ���������that is what is called baseball as the  boys  enjoy it and' as  the  older men  should take pattern of and  get busy.  A little real  good  baseball  would do  some  citizens  a  little good.    To get  out   of   breath   running   after   a   ball,  would make some of them forget their  financial and other worries.  ,The president of the Angling Glut)  took it inio his noodle the other day  to go out fishing alone and returned  with the message that there were no  fish in the streams around Abbotsford.  Some' of the expert fishermen do not  believe that he is right and are going  to have a try at it for themselves.  The Post has their best regards and  hopes to have a fine breakfast one of  these mornings ��������� from the streams  around Abbotsford.  You will requice various garden., implements  to assist you in in beautifying your home.  We have a large stock of implements  to choose from and you will  find the prices right  PAINTS  VARNISHES  Hardware and Furniture  The partnership existing between W. Morgan  and H. Hammond has, by mutual agreement, been  dissolved. The business will, until. further rfotice,  be carried on by W. Morgan under the style or title  of  FOR 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.  '  NOTICE.  APPLES   FOR   SALE.  BssjflNDENE Ave.  ���������Up-to-date Grocers-  Abbotsfoed; B.C:  fertilizer: . T> H jones  M BREWERS' DRIED GRAINS  Cheaper, better than Bran .   Order, from   H. Wmdebank, Mission City, B.C.   J.J. Sparrow, Abbotsford, B.C.  No. 1 N. Spies, per box '...$1.25  Russets, per box   1.25  B. Davis, per box..:  LOO  Kindly leave your order with Geo..  C. Clark, and  they  will be delivered  to any address in Abbotsford.  McNABB  &   Q'ELLETT.  Abbotsford Feed  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection.      Mission City  TO BUILD THE GAZLEY BLOCK.  It  is   reported   on   the   best  of  authority that the contract for the Gazley block has been let  and  that the  work will be begun at an early date.  The plans show that the new building  will be one of the best and most up-  to-date business blocks in the Fraser  Valley.     Messrs.   McKinnon   &   Sals-  bury are the contractors for the new  building and  already- the  excavation  work has been begun and will be rushed to completion.    Mr. Harris of Huntingdon,   who   has   the   contract   for  .making  the   blocks   for   the   Imperial  Hotel at Huntingdon was in town on  Wednesday  consulting  with  the  contractors  about  the  making    of    the  blocks' for the hew building.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that meetings of the Provincial Agricultural  Commission will be held at the following places:  Steveston���������April 25th, 10 a. m.  Ladner���������April 26th, 10 a. m.  Cloverdale���������April 28th, and 29th, 10  a. m. '        ������   ������������������.. '������������������'���������.  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. rn.  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. CHRISTENS.EN,  Secretary. aplj  Mr. B. W. Sufhern spent the week  end at the coast.  Mr. Ralph Henderson wasi in Vancouver Tuesday on a business visit.     X  What do you know .about McKenzie  & Currie's new buggies, young man?  Mr. Dudden took a week end visit  to Vancouver, where he visited Stanley Park and all the little animals.  A prominent citizen of the town  has offered a prize for the most neatly  kept lawn on Grand Boulevard.  tatsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  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.  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Building  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  'For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert  Carriage Painting  Give lis a Trial  We will'use you right.  Eo O. Brandage  Painter and Decorator  The Abbotsford football club intend  holding a dance at an early date.  These dances are always a success  and lhe one planned is sure to be one  of (he most pleasant events since  Easter.  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and  Graining  and Carriage Painting  go to  A8B0TSF0RD DECORATING Co  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's.  'Blacksmith Shop.  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith  If you wanl 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.Bo*l I  Electric Light  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  Convenience  Attention will be aiven to all aDDlic.ations for service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at  Vancouver Abbotsford New Westminster  B. C. Electric blk. B.C. Electric blk.  4  I


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