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 'i*infM*A>it*-*izi JJt-^ir.  i  I  '&���������  i  i!������  f!  r  >'  MS'  'I  i  f  .������  I;  I  8  f  f  I'  !/) J W/>/a ������������������  V^X     /      Ay      ^ ^J>,  ���������   '   ���������        Y-&.       7AA.   VA  Vol. VIII., No.   9  ABBOTSFORD,   B,,lfC;,'FRIDAY,   APRIL 24 1914  $1.00perYear  To make room for our new Spring  Stock we are disposing of our big  stock of '  Ladies'Childress and  Men's Shoes at Great  Reductions  in   Prices.  Come and secure a Bargain  while,they last.  MATSQUI COUNCIL'S  imoAtHLY MEETING  Tho bi-monthly meeting of the Mat  scjiii council was held in the exhibition building of- the M:A. & A. Association on' Saturday,' April . 18th  with the reeve 'in] the chair and all  themembers' present.'  The minutes of ;the meeting of-the  4 th were read and-adopted.  Communications Received  From . Royal Columbian Hospital  re patients admitted from Mt. Lehman, being employees of the Mt. Leh  man L. T. & Trading Co., stating  no" matter what assurances were giv-  en. as to the "payment of the charges  due. it was still necessary to notify  the council, according to the hospital  act; ' Filed,  -From' C. Hulton. Harrop, asking  paymeut to the amount'of $1.0 for  alleged damage ' to "the fence ~ along,  the Marshall road./ 'Inasmuch as tho  fence in question is on'the.road.limits, the council declined .to pay -his  claim. \        ''' '.  From Registrar, County Court, sta  ting that the -Highway By-law pass  ed  ABBOTSFORD GUN CLUB  TO BE RE-ORGANIZEO  The Abbotsford Gun ��������� Club which  was so successful last summer is to  be re-organized in the immediate future is the word that is being passed  around town these days' and will no  doubt be the cause of considerable  jubilation among the nimrods, ramrods and trap shooters in general.  Last year the club had a membership  of thirty-six enthusiasts and tho season was succesful'to say the least.'  Although no trophies were brought  to town the members enjoyed the  royal sport to the limit .  This year the club will be not one  whit behind that of last year and possibly'even a greater membership will  be rolled up. Further announcements will probably- be made very  shortly.as'regards the meeting for-reorganization.  FOR BI6 CELEBRATION  By resolution the rate of wages for  road work was reduced to,25 cents  per'hour'for common labor, 50 cents  per hour for men with teams, 30  cents per hour for foremen, 3.7 y2 for  for "man with one horse, 25 cents  per hour for constabes-and $4.00 for  ,    ,_ iT_    , . ^      - -..      .    , . ,  ,     each sitting of'the poice magistrate.  2d at the last meeting had been duly  Jamea Gibson was ^-appointed    as  registered     *ll?a:i>       -    , --; ���������    clerk; collector and treasurer at $f.O  REDUCTION  OF  TAXES  IN MATSQUI THIS YEAR  In accordance with the policy outlined at the last annual municipal  election the council are now considering the reduction of the taxes for  the year.  As will be seen by the report of  the last council meeting appearing in  this paper the councillors have reduced their indemnities by $50 for  the year; hired a clerk'for $50 a  month instead of $75 a month as  last year; reduce the wages of the  municipal employees, and in all the  ways possible intend to. cut down the  expenses of the council and work to  be done this year.  It is the" intention of the Reeve to  submit to the council a .proposition  to reduce the taxes for the-year 1914  by 25 per cent.  In conversation with Councillor Mc  Calum, who of course will only speak  for himself and his Ward, he is not  in favor of the taxes being reduced  ���������this or any year, until such time as  the roads of the particular ward he  has the honor of representing are in  a very much better condition than at  the present time, so it cannot be ex-  .pected that he will support the schem  scheme of reduction of taxes.  None of the other councillors have  been seen in regard to the matter  but it is understood that all are not  in favor of reduction, while several  might be induced to consider it for  ���������this year, provided the ratepayers  were agreeable to the ^eduction as  meaning this, year only, during the  financial stringency.  On the other hand it is given on  very good authority that the reeve  has made up his mind that he will  carry out the election promise he  made last January, and is prepared  to go so far as to resign in protest  if the council do not agree with him  and run again on that ticket as reeve.  There will likely be some interesting times in Matsqui if the reeve and  the council clash on this reduction  of  taxation   for  the year.    It  is  a  matter worth the serious consideration of all the ratepayers of the municipality. , -   -  The reduction will mean from $3  to $10 on the taxes for the' present  year, for each propertyholder for the  present year.  MT. LEHMAN NEWS  There is general regret around Mt.  Lehman at the resignation of - Miss  Arscott, our much esteemed school  teacher, who has been called to her  home in England to attend to her  mother who has been ill for some  time. Miss Arscott will be greatly  missed in this neighborhood where  she has taken an active interest in  many things t outside her profession  as school teacher. She was organist  in the'Church of England and gave  private lessons to pupils on the piano.  Miss Arscott has been succeeded in  the school here by Miss Milne of Vancouver.  Mr. Norton Carters, has completed  a fine summer bungalow on his property here commanding one of the  finest views of the mountains.  Quite a number of visitors spent  the Easter holidays here. There  were special Easter services in the  churches and were well attended.  Mrs. John Israel is recovering from  her recent severe sickness.  Mrs. Alex Gillis has had a few visits of the doctor.  Rev. Mr. Ried was ill last Sunday  and Rev. Dr. Dunn ofxNew Westminster conducted the services.  A number of our school teachers  attended the convention in Vancouver last week.  Mr. Peter Kean has undertaken  the work of constable in place of Mr.  Geo. Hutcheson, resigned.  .'Mr. J. Sanson, formerly with the  C. P. R., has left for Naskusp, where  he will spend several /'month's placing  his' seal of recognition on C.. P. R.  tieS.a '.-���������' a.-a. . |.  From H.  J. A. Burnett, municip  al auditor, recommending that comparative statements of monthly    receipts for the present arid the last  twoprevious years/b/e: made and that  the. expenditujesi;lie,-.-made -accordingly.    ' Receive?- and filed. /      *l    ".'! '  ' James Towian, asking for $7o extra  over-thocontract  price  for. the  work un-dertal-f.ii  en"the Aberdeen  rocd.   Tk������i-"'ecunoil declined to make  any addition to the" contract "price.   '  Froni  the-', clerkd* ofaMission"  and  Buinaby mun.<u>aMiies stating tnat  their cemetries  were in  charge' .-of  committees and that they.had no bylaws  regulating  their  management.  Filed.- -     --, -*'      '���������-      "   ������������������   ������������������  FromuC. W." Murray, M. E. B. C. L.  S., applying for the.position of municipal engineer., a Filed.  From Abbotsford Timber and Trading company, Ltd., advising of the  reduction of $2.00 per thousand' on  lumber for municipal and all local  purposes.    Filed.    .  From Fir Tree Lumber Company  advising . that the "priceof- common  rough lumber of a thickness of two  inches up to 20 feet in length was  $10.00 per M. at their mill and three  inches.thick was $11.50 per.M*..  From Chas. R. Chaffey,- asking that  steps be taken to secure an outlet  road for the 'west half of the N.E. %  of Sec. 29, Tp. 13. Referred to  Coun. Melander.       ' '        ' _< I  - From Roy Lehman, resigning the.  position of municipal constable: Accepted by motion; '-. ',"-���������''  . From Ar~L. Bates, asking that  some action be taken towards improving the Bates road.  Laid over.  From Clayburn Company, Limited,  and 93 others''asking that, the Bell  road be extended south -.to the Clay-  burn road. - To ascertain what the  cost of constructing this road would  be Councillors McCallum and Beaton were instructed to call for tenders, the same to be in by the next  meeting.  The matter of finances for the year  was the subject of considerable discussion. The clerk presented a report of the revenuebased on a reduc-  toin of 25 per cent-of the land tax  and the' total of contracts entered  into, appropriations made, and miscellaneous expenses;;/ The result ��������� was  that with no^more road work' there  would be, a deficit at the end of  the year of $2,500.00. If the school  board was. not able to.pay back the  loan of $1,500.00 made in 1913 there  would be a deficit of $4,0,00. The  secretary of "the board stated that a  part of the loan, would bexpaid, .but  did not hold out hopes that a> IK this  would be paid. In view of .the financial stringency the council decided  to reduce the indemnities paid by  $50 for'each member of the council  per month, commencing on May 1st.  | Resolutions  Melander-McCallum, that a demand note for' $1000.00 in favor- of  the Bank of Montreal be signed under .auth.orityv,.of,-the^T.empor'ary Loan  By-Law, 1914 by the".Reeve,"bierIT  and Finance Committee and sealed  with -tlie corporate seal.    Carried.  McCallum-Satchel, that the"school  board be loaned the sum of $300  Carried.--  <  Beaton-McCallum, that Ward ' II.  "be granted afurther appropriation of  $1000.00 for roads" and .bridgees.  Carried. '���������   *r  Beaton-McCallum, that the Matsqui Agricultural and Horticultural  Association be granted $40.00 to assist in draining the grounds.-Carried  In connection with the affairs of  the Association, the Council informed the President and.Secretaary that  it would not be able to pay off the  indebtedness of $1000 but that they  would guarantee the interest for the  current year. .  .  Melander-McCallum, that the official appointment of C. K: Burnett as  engineer under the "Ditches and Water Courses Act" for the Matsqui  Municipality be revoked.    Carried.  Meander-McCallum, - that William  Taylor be appointed engineer under  the "Ditches and Water Courses Act"  with $15.00 per day salary when on  duty.      Carried.  Bills Presented for Payment  C. R. Crist, nails for Ward 3, $1  J. N. Rucker, contract for the old  Wright road $185.00; P. R. Welch,  contract for the Huntingdon ' road,  $194.00; Union of B. C. Municipalities $40.00; F. Hansen, dragging road  in Ward 3, $4.50; Rural Mail route  road at Jubilee Gulch felling trees  T. "Thompson $3: A. Thomson $6.00,  C. Lehman $8.00; Total $17.00; E.  Aligren, bounty on 25 muskrats $2.-  50; Alex Lofgren bounty on 80 musk  rats $8.00; O. Olsen bounty on 67  muskrats, $6.70; L. McKinnon, repairing Aberdeen road, Ward L $3,  Ward II. $25.20, Total $29.10; Repairing McGregor road Hill, James  Murphy $4.80, Ben Murphy $9.60,  Total ������14.40; Peter Barter burning  brush on Mt. Lehman road, Ward I.  $1.80, repairing bridge Mt. Lehman  road Ward I. $2.10, total $3.90; ;.:.  ABuilding bridge on Mt Lehman  road Ward I. Everard Barter $16.20,  Ellis Barter $9.60, Charles Holden  $4.20,;peter Barter $2.70, Hudson  Barter  $11.10,   Total   $43.80.   ,  Drs. Stuart and Fraser, holding inquest on'body of D. McCaskell $10;  T. J. Trapp & Co., Ltd., 40 cases of  powder: Ward I. 15 cases $94.30,  Ward II. 15 cases $94.30, Wardlll.  ���������10 cases $63.00, Total $251.60;  B.  C.  Gazette,  advertising By-Laws  (Continued on Page Four)  Posters' are now out and cover the  territory thoroughly in regard to the  May.Day celebration to be held here  on Friday; May 1st.   -  All arrangements have been practically completed; the children are  putting the finishing .touches on.at  their-rehersals; the pretty,little costumes are being rapidly made up for  the pageant; special cars have "been  guaranteed by the B. C. E. R., in fact  there will be nothing, left to do on  the eventful day but to give yourself  up to unalloyd enjoyment.  The C. P. R. were communicated .  with, the object being.to arrange for  transportation 'for -visitors from the  towns of Mission and Matsqui.      An "  endeavor was made to secure permis- ,  .sion for. the' train crew on the train  commonly ��������� called  the.'.'Stub" which  leaves  for  the  south  from Mission  City about 10 a. m. to carry passeng-"  ers, but the railway company did not  see fit to extend that-small favor to  the .committee.'   However, - the B. C.'  E. R. are giving special rates from all  points, as also a special car to accommodate those who'will remain for the  dance in the evening, one car leaving  for   Chilliwack "and   way   points  at  1:30  a.m.,  and another    for    New  Westminster and way points at 3:00  a. in.' ���������  All those taking part in'the parade  are -requested-to meet,in���������the���������Orange..  Hall aKll:30p. m.   . ----..������-  One of the "competitions for which  a prize will be given, and which was  decided  upon  after the advertising  matter -had been printed, is that for  the best looking rig full of girls.This  feature shouldattract a record number  of entries,  and  will  attract  as  much   attention  as  any  one  of  the  other numerous events which are on  the program.  As flowers and May Day are syn-  onomous, the ladies in charge make  the request that everyone in a position to do so bring along a large  boquet of flowers. These will be devoted to the use of the flower girls  and will be greatly appreciated by the  committee. ���������-.  .   Clear the Decks for May Day and  make no other arrangements for that  day.     _ ,   .  The program for the day is here .  given and will be adhered to as closely as possible:  Sports to commence at 1:30 p.m.,  suitable prizes given for each contest.  Cliildien's Program���������  25  yards race, boys 5  under.  25 yards race, girls 5  under.  50 yards race,-boys 8 years and  under. ���������  50 yards race for girls 8 years and  under.  100 yards race, boys 12 years and  under.  ���������   75 yards race for girls 12/ years  and under.  '   Boot lacing contest.   ,   .,-, -  50 yards three legged race for boys  and girls 12 years and under.  Adults'* Program���������  50 yards dash, married ladies.  100 yards dash, open.  50 yards dash, single ladies.  25 yards sack race, open.  Three legged race, open.  Tug of war, married ladies vs.  single ladies.  Tug of war, married vs. single men  t Baseball game,  Mission City    vs.  Abbotsford, scheduled for 3:00 p.m.  Note��������� An entry fee.of 5 cents  will be charged for the tug of war,  the winning side getting the nurse.  years and  years and  The Abbotsford Quadrille Club are  holing a dance tonight (Friday). All  expect to have an enjoyable time.  Mr. Tim McElroy is having the side  of "his hotel repaired. This portion  was severely scorched in the fire  which destroyed Messrs. Henderson  & Taylor's office.  ;^*?^:ff^^  *������iiy '*Hfi" AfeBOTSFORD P6St,  ABBOTSFORD,  B.  6.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company ���������"-  A weekly-Journal., devoted'to,the interests of Abbot-afbrd and idistrict  Advertisiing; rates-.-made-.known  on   application  ,Qur,::Snibboleth-^-7-Neither  for  nor  agin'   the   government  1  FRIDAY,. APRIL 24, 1914.^  '���������Show   me   the   person   who   habitually   criticises . unkindly   and   I   can  put my hand on one-seldom who. smiles pleasantly, or laughs heartily.  Commenting on a bill before the MassachusBetts Legislature making it  legal to engage in gardening on Sunday, the Boston Transcript says:  "Working in the garden is a healthful occupation for both body, and mind;  There are hundreds of men who have no other time in which to cultivate that small patch of, real estate which means so much of comfort  and contentment for .rural homes. Men who are habitually industrious  are not going to observe tho Sabbath like an Eastern idol by sitting down  and doing nothing. There is no better safety valve than a garden. It  awakens a wholesome interest in.the mind of the man who it wel serves',  provided he can as well first serve it. There are doubtless many who, if  ofiererd their choice would rather take a hundred-mile automobile ride  on..Sundays than hoe potatoes, but if they cannot,do the former.and are  willing to compromise on the latter, the privilege should not be denied  them. There is no better practical Christianity than that of the good old  miniser. who,.taid to.his Sunday congregation: "Brethren, it looks like  rain. I propose, that we close tho service and "go out and get in Widow.  Scott's ha>;" .  The above was handed us by a citizen who in passing it to tho editor*  remarked. 'I .wish you. to publish this as I want to work in my garden on  Sunday - as. I. - cannot afford' an outomobile, and my neighbor works in  the-.garden and has an  automobile too.     Strange too.  and development Qf the greatest railway system in the world, a development of the . greatest railway system in the world, a development, to  which his-profound, confidence in Western Canada, his'keen appreciation  !ofita potentlallitIes,Aand',;.his determination at all times to urge its claims  upon: the- greatest ^.corporation' wilv which he was associated contributed  not a little. ��������� The, monument of Sir William /Whyte's life work is to be  found on the Western prairies over which he has been mainly instrumental in~ tracing ametwork of railways which have been the chief factor  in the exploitation of its ilimitable wheat lands. Sir William, Whyte  knew.; the West better than any man; he doved it better. For its sake  he made .great sacrifices. At one time he even pocketed rebuffs which  to his generous, and sensitive nature must have occasioned exquisite  suffering, but his honesty of purpose and true nobility of character-won  out, and. ne*. er was there a finer illustration in public life of one who  "stooped to conquer"' and who finallyf'attained a- noble victory. For the  last ten years Sir William Whyte has occupied an assured position as the  recognized and Independent representative of his company, but he has  been more truly the representative of Western Canada in its energetic  struggles for expansion.' His powerful influence," his wise-counsel and  unfailing optimism will be sadly missed;' and while thousands will mourn  his loss as that of a personal friend whose hand they had" grasped, and  whose cheery words they have often heard, tens of thousands will pay  tribute to memory of a man upon whose name reproach never rested and  whoBe spirit has'been the inspiring influence of Western progress.���������Week.  SMARCH   KOR  RADIUM  The  mainv results, of  the  Western  Freight   rates  investigation, is  that  , the .fact has  been established, in every  sense  of tho word,  that there is  discrimination, against the, West.    The truth that the,whole Western rate  , structure, is, hiiher.,-.than,. The ; Eastern rate structure has-been established  But1 the judgment of' the ��������� Railway  Commission establishes that  fact,  in.  another -sense   of  the   word   "establish"    The   Railway   Commission, has  done nothing, to put .an end to that discrimination. On the contrary, the  Commission, has ^ratified   it,   sanctioned   its  continuance,   and- established  . it- as< a - fundamental /principle of. railway rate  making in  Canada.    This  the people of the West, do not, and: cannot, accept without protest against  ir��������� as an injustice, thai, sooner or later must be righted.    The judgment  of. the; Commission-, fails-.sabsolutely to deal with this fundamental issue,  ��������� that the--rates-in^-he-West are'subsantially higher than the rates in. the  - East. .  The- demand of. the West that, railway rates in Canada should, be  Disced.,on. a basis of equality,-is ignored. The judgment addresses itself  ,to,: making ..certain: adjustments in Western rates, by which lower rates  will be established.-on many , commodities, especially in Saskatchewan,  Alberta and;-the-lake region- of British Columbia; and by. making..the  through, rate,,to Fort William and! Port Arthur the maximum,..the'Com-  ��������� :.missions-provides, a.check  against  much  extortiom in  the  rates' betweenr1  ���������intrmediate.,points in., the. West..!    But the  fact.that he. whole  Wesern:  rftte. structure is- based-upon  discrimination^ against, the West,- as. compared with th East, stands unaltered. ���������Ex.  */. Returning:-visitors'form-Victoria,say that the air "in> government circles  ��������� .afc the-provincial, capital-.is. charged with .high tension expectancy oyer the  recent .definite announcement from Ottawa,, that Sir Richard, has practically;,-made, certain of.", the high commissionership  for himself.    The re-  ..sultant^cabinet reconstruction is,the subject of the-most direct Interest, not  to- say speculaion, .in the. minds, of ministerialists���������and others. It goes  without saying- that the call to the premiership eoes- to the attorney-  kgeneral.. At .the. very, least  that  gentleman, will   have .the.- refusal-     of  ������������������ it,...andi-. will-, .not-, refuse-'it;   so   again   goes   the   rumor   without- saying,  ��������� for but he who has. played a faithful Damon to the knightly.Sir Richard's Pythias, .has better claim-on the call, when, it comes.?. While it is  natural ...that; all. expectancy, is kept-on edge by the ��������� waiting for .the. final  announcement: of Sir; Richard's, retirement from'the active field of politics in. which he has-played, so.- prominent, a part for- so many years,  it; is also true, that the actual cabinet changes, are, not. brought, to ..the  front-..in..discussion,..for the reason that anticipation, awaits on the return  of the premier from Ottawa, shortly. Nevertheless, speculation, which  does- not* presume.to. leave the leadership of the government in- doubt,:  has much to feed upon in the personnel of the*cabinet when Hon. ,W. J.  Bowser, is called, upon to submit a slate to his honor. Not.-only will  Sir .Richard's place, at the council board have to,, be filled, but there; will  be   a  bye-election  to   fill, his   seat   in   Victoria.    It ��������� is   certain   that   the  .Victorian forces would not stand to have their contingent, in the legislature one man .short, even for one'session.���������,-Pentictn .Herald..  The McBride administration has, been  in  power  for ten  years;   it has  done a tremendous work in directing and controlling the development of  tlie province and. in exploiting its rich natural  resources.  It has jniatod  vast enterprises' and  handled  enormous  revenues  and  expenditures,  and  and one has been apt to appraise its record in terms of material success.  But there is another side to this work which this administration has been  seeking to effect;  its outward and visible sign is to be found in, an educational" system'unsurpassed on the .continent and shortly to receive  its  crown in the restablishmeht-of a university which is expected to measure  upin every way to the high standard already set in  tho primary  stages  of our educational system.    But tlio activities of the Govornmcnf for the  beterment of the race have not ended  with its educational system.  They  have extended  to-a provision ;for  dealing with  tho  feeble-minded  which  is  as original, as it It  humane  and  which  under  tho  personal  direction  of Dr. Young, the esteemed Minister of Education,  has already achieved  ,results  as .startling  as, they are  gratifying.  When .'writing  on   this  subject two  years, ago,  The  Week   anticipated   that  a  similar  spirit   would  animate.,the  policy of  the Attorney-General's  Department  when   he  had  .matured   a   project, for  tho   more   humane   treatment   of   prisoners.   One  feature of this great work' was emphasized recently  when tho Hon.  Mr.  .Bowser, delivered an Inspiring, address  at tho  opening  of tho  Girls'  Industrial Home in Vancouver.    He said that long ago the Government had  come to the .conclusion that the old form of punishment for. the evil-doer  could  be  improved.    In. pursuance  of  this  belief  large  sums  of  money  had been, spent to establish a prison farm at Okalla and another on Vancouver Island, and they had recently set apart a large, area of- land- near  .Kamloops.for training prisoners in farm work and other useful occupations  .Along .these. lines  considerable   more   than  a   million   dollars   had ' been  spent  and.- this  was  only, the  beginning..   The  object  was  to .provide  a  new. environment  for  men'  who-in  many, cases   had   been  more   sinned  against than sinning, to give them- the benefit of .a comfortable place of  -detention,  and-at the same time  to  encourage  them  to  engage in  profitable, labour, .under conditions, which would fit them to earn an honest  liVjing, when .they were  free.    In" pursuance  of   this   policy  a   fund  had  "been  started  known--as  the ."good - conduct  fund"   and   the  Government  -had made .an,'appropriation so that each-prisoner could receive the sum  of ten, cents  a . day,  as  good, conduct  money,   to   be   paid  to  him   upon  'leavinglthe farm.    This- would give-him a start in life, instead of condemning .him to the commission of, further crime.    The scheme was well  .described..by the minister, present0as "A clinic for'charity"    The Week  ���������believes: it to be the development of a policy conceived upon the most progressive lines,  one. which,' taking, no account of that maudlin sentimentality, which  minimizes  the  significance  of  crime,   still   believes  that  no  man is past redemption, and that as we near the final goal men will be  won from  wrong-doing  by  humane  methods  of  treatment.���������The  Week.  ,Now that the provincial''government'has offered a reward of $5000  for the discovery of radium ores in  prospecting, much interest is being  taken in .the search for such ores.  Those most likely to be found are car  notife, a yellow weatheririg mineral  a nd .pitchblende, a heavy, mineral  of coaly appearance, usually occurring' in thin streaks in eruptive rocks  The writer believes one of the most  likely of these rare minerals to be  found in British Columbia is samar-  skite. Dr. de Verteuil of Vancouver  gives the following test for radio-  ati've ores which may be conveniently applied by prospectors:  "Wrap in the dark a photographic  plate in thickness of black paper. On  the paper lay a key,'and then, just  above the key, suspend tw'o or three  ounces of the ore and place the whole '  in a light tight box. Pressure of the  ore on the key or plate should be  avoided. After three or four days  devolop the plate in the ordinary way  and if tho ore is appreciably radioactive an .imago of the key wil be  found on the plate."  Premier McBrido announces that  the Governor General will visit B. C.  next August.  Chase will celebrate the 24th of  May as a big holiday:  CONSTABIiE   NOTJ RETAINED  Though. Its raw material .is infants it isn't an infant.industry.. Ten  million of Invested capital in a. province with-less than. half, a, million anr  n.ually for running expenses in a province-with: less than half a milion  people means a grown up business enterprise in long trousers. And that  is the size of the public school industry in British. Columbia.   .  Apart from the capital tied up. in the plant, the people of this- province spent each year on each, child that is going-through. the schooling  process the. sum of ninety dollars. If he goes to school for-the years  he is of school age, from six to.sixteen, he costs his country,, counting  the,,interest, on investment, just about a thousand dollars..  Just what...value, a. boy or girl gets out of the thousand dollars spent  depends on a good ��������� many things and people. It depends on the superintendent, on the-inspector; on. the board of trustees, on the teachers.  And. with all these the same for any particular?'.lot of. pupils, one will  quit school, at, sixteen, barely able : to read and write, and with' little in  clinatioif.to do either, while another who sat'in the same classroom  comes out with a mind well ��������� fed,-and. hungry for more The two children  had different habits. 'Perhaps one- spent his evenings on. the streets  while the other stayed at home. It may be that one. was', better, timber to  begin.with. A :  One thing, however is certain. Much good timber is spoiled in manufacture.It is. for parents, teachers and -the children Athemselyes to -. see  that they get their thousand dollars worth.. of education in.- return for  that much money spent on them. If some one favored of the gods gets  ten thousand-dollars worth for the thousand, and some do, the. whole  country is that much better off.���������Chase Tribune.  By the, death of Sir William Whyte, Canada loses a noble citizen and  the West its most loyal and powerful friend. Though not "full of  years" the life.-'of Sir William Whyte may truly be- said to have been  "full of honours" which culminated in well deserved recognition1 at the  hands of his sovereign.     His public career was identified with the work  F!or..a.week or ten. days previous to  their," despatch^ on the. 11th irisant,  petitions, had. been in. circulation in  ,Chase,and. other .parts.ofc'the Shuswap.  lake district asking that Constable  "Harris, who is.stilli on .the.shelf from  injuries' received...about; a. year ago  while in discharge , of police " duty,  be retained:,on .the-force.' for. a,' few  months longer .until .he,.should--.be.a-  gaih; in condition'.to .earn. a\ livelihood  for himself,and. family. The petition  was suported by ,a.' communication  from the Board of Trade, and the  .Conservative, association.  In reply-to.the petition the secrer  tary. of'the.,Board of Trade has received:, the following from Mr; Bowser:.,  ' aDear Sir:  I beg- to.- acknowledge receipt of  your, communication .of the 11th inst.  in-, reference to the case of. Constable  Harris.-  - Kthink. this-department has-treat-  ed '.Constable Hairis: in a veryi fair  manner indeed���������inf act ..we have had  no case-in which- we have carried a  man as. we have done Constable Harris for the last year. It is quite  true that he was injured whie in  the discharge of his duties but in our  Police Service / every man who joins  the Constabuary takes with his appointment the- risk of being incapacitated at any time; in fact his duties are of such an extra hazardous  but-that.does-mean that the Department must carry a man-who is incapacitated by anaccident upon their  regular pay roll.  ��������� ��������� Mr.' Harris was carried on full  pay for a -yearAby the: Department; his  wife was allowed; to retain possession  of our premises untiUthe 1st.of..April  and he was toldxthatj as soon as he  was-fit for duty we wouldreplace him  back again in the service, and, we are  also-willing to consider the; question  of paying his; doctor's fees;  I regret therefore ; that Tcannot  meet the-wishes of your association  and reinstate him in his former position at Chase when he is certainly not  In a position toperform the duties oi  hisofflce at the present time.  ' * Yours truly, ���������  ;/ A.     W. J. BOWSER,  Attorney-General.  ���������Chase Tribune.  Notch-hill hasa chess association.  - A-portion of the.Kamoops Dominion Land Registry oflice has been opened in Revelstoke.  WlOTERNATIOBSL 1  |' The Merriam Webster . |������  s Every day in your talk 'nrul roadlnpr, at i  g  home, on the street car, in the ofllcc.Hliop ������  g and school you likely question the menu- S  s inpf of sonic new word.   A friend naks: j=  i  "What makes mortar harden?"   Von seek p  s  tlio. location of Z,oc/iA"a<n*/icortlicpromin- g  S ciation of jujutau.    What is'white coal? &  g This New Creation answers nil kinds of g  f������. 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About forty ranchers of tlio White  t Valley near Lumby met last week  in a meeting under the auspices of  the Board of-Trade and agreed to  send- at once to Ontario for 115 head  of grade cows. -  $77,000,00 pounds of butter were  produced last year in Canada. '  87 patients'were in the Tranquille  Sanatorium for the month of March  2 patients cured, 3 patients improved and two unimproved cases were  discharged during the month.  Dr. Robinson1 at the teachers' convention last week stated that he hoped the time would come when thoro  would be only two 'certificates issued  t  ilSSStS  in tho province, one to teachers of  tlie public school and to teachers of  the high school, and that tho rating  would net be on their examination  but their qualifications ,as exemplified by their work.  The cost of living in Canada has  advanced 51 per cent since 1900.  '  The provincial government has offered $5 000 for the discovery of radium in the province and gives instructions how to tell radium.  Clinton and Quesnel are to  have  moying picture shows.  ���������   A factory  for cement  tile drains  will  be  started at Eburne  by J.  B.  Holdcrort.  Leniency encourages speeding is  the conclusion of the Point Grey constable:  .. M) ASfe0.te0RD>0ST; ABBOTSPOkl), ft. 6 <^?^  93=  ��������� VT-l.'^'-'II  These are not special prices.    Nor is  this the advertisement of a Sale.  We merely wish to call your attention  to the fact that you can buy  Hobberlin Suits as low as $20.:  At these extremely moderate prices  the garments mean from five to seven  dollars better value than you would  secure elsewhere. .  We are showing the largest range of  ~uitings ond Overcoatings in town.  Abbotsford  ;SS90  ABBOTSFO  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly first-class in every respect;    The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  '     RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00 PER  DAY  A. J; HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  i  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, }*eef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners  and, Balogna always on hand; . Fish every Thursday  f\  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities' and cheap power  or information regarding the farm* and fruit lands of  ^i the district; and industries already established,  j  TmMT  iia  >)F!  -f  Au   il  .1  ������~h  i'.-K\r"'-  -'. r-  /    ���������'    I  is of as much importance  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as to be  ttr  thoro'ly representative of  your your line.  that wilt de-  business; and  it up to the top^  nqtth of efficiency.  ' "We: are e  to  your every demand in the shape of  printed matter without;  exception.  You cannot do better  tfen by sending your or-  ders for Job Printing to  us. Prices are consistent  with the quality for which  we are noted.  l^  . ,+**    K*    |������*   '    ���������    *���������  iaijjjjj-if'^ii'ttoiii-ii^^v,, ���������<ftfc  i    '"  V '  tf*������$?sLft iT  i������    ABS6TSP0RD   1*081  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C.  AKbAmO sh;pi������libs :  From Manufacturer to Consumer Direct. '  You effect an enormous saving  on Windows, Doors, Mouldings,  Porch Columns, etc., Building  Paper and Builders' Hardware,  by buying direct by mail.  Note-these prices:  50  cross panel  doors for light  stain or oil       $1.70  '5   cross   panel   doors   for  dark  stain or paint      $.1.50  Window  Frames        $1.25  Door   Frames          $1.75  Everything in stock for immediate shipment.    We ship anywhere.  Write  for our new  illustrated  Catalogue.  A. B. GUSHING LUMBEIl CO.,  Limited  822 Powell St., Vancouver, B.C.  tJ>.  V  Mr. Windquist spent Saturday and  Sunday in Vancouver.  Mr. Alex Cruickshanks, Provincial  Road Superintendent, Chilliwac, ws,s  in'Abbotsford on Wednesday looking  over the roads .and arranging for the  coming seasons work.'  Reeve F. Munro, cf Sumas Municipality, was an Abbotsford visitor on  Wednesday of this week.  .'  Miss Gracie Seatlv spent her' holidays at the "Bungalow" returning  to her home .in Vancouver Thursday  last. . .       -  , Mr. J. L. Atkinson.of Huntingdon,  chairman of the Sumas Dyke Commissioners, was in Abbotsford on  Tuesday.  Mr. and Mrs. B. B: Smith are in  Vancouver for a few days on a combined business and pleasure trip.  Mr. Gray who has been in the employ of Mr. H. Alanson for several  years isr now with the C. P. R.  Mr. E. Chamberlain left Mission on  Saturday last for Calgary.  Don't forget that your owe it as  a duty to your town- to make all  posible arrangements for the success  of the May Day here.  May Day in Abbotsford will, be a  success if everybody helps a little.  It will look.well to the outsiders  if everybody is boosting for May Day  HOTEL ARRIVALS  Abbotsford Hotel  R. M. McLeod, Victoria  J. E. Vanetta, City  A. Mclnnes, City  J. Doyle, City  J. E. Taylor, Mt. Lehman  W. Stacks, City  W. Howard and wife, Vancouver  Miss E. Sharpe, Hammond  W. E. Bailey, Vancouver  A. Heslop, Vancouver  C. H. .Windquist, City  N. W. Emmens, - Vancouver  G. W. Rolston, Vancouver  Lee Dowling, Everett, Wn.  D. O. Hand, Victoria  .T. J. Kickham, Vancouver  C. Davey, Vancouver  J. Morice Wright, Vancouver '  Geo. D. Horseman, Vancouver  L. M. Dayden, Vancouver  "W. G. Dunny, Vancouver  Miss H. Crawford, Vancouver  Miss N. Hovde, Mission City .  C. J. Windquist, City  Alex.   Mains       135.00  A.   E.   Brown       129.00  J.   N.   Ruclcer       120.UO  R.   K.   Schmidt    '-     75.00  The latter wa3 awarded the contract, tlie work to be completed by  the end of May.  Clearbrook road, Skougo Road  Ditch < north.  Tenders were opened for this work  but the council decided to leave the  wortt in abeyance.  By-Laws  Tlie Matsqui Dog ,Tax By-Law, of  1914, was reconsidered and adopted  and finally passed,, signed by the  reeve and clerk and sealed with the  corporate seal.  Coun. Melander gave notice to introduce an-amendment to the Road  Tax ByUaw, whereby the tax will be  reduced from $2.00 to 01.7 5.  The council then adjourned to a-  gain'' meet in the municipa hall on  Saturday, May 2nd at 10 o'clock a.  m.  Ji'EVV  SETTLERS FOR  STEELHEAD  VALLEY  BOON TO HORSE OWNERS  . Elsewhere in this issue there appears the advertisement of the stand  ard bred trotting stallion Robbie  Patchen. As the writer had the good  fortune- to see this beautiful horse  anything that is said about him -can  be taken as being to his credit. The  horse is a beautiful dlack, 16% hands  high and has a remarkably good disposition. He is a great trick horse  as his former owner made considerable of-a pet of him and taught him  numerous antics. The horse will  atand for service at Abbotsford every  Thursday during the'season. Horse-  owners' would do well to see this animal at the stables of Currie & Mc-  Kenzie. .  On Saturday, last several new settlers arrived in Mission City, on their  way to Steelhead Valley. On Sunday they started for their new home  from here, taking in with them some  6000 pounds of effects'and food.  Our particular - sympathy goes out  to tho two families, as they are  retired printers of Vancouver.  It is hoped that the simple life  will  agree  with  them.  RABIES  This disease has made its appearance among the dogs of .the Cowich-  an District. Two suspicious cases  also occurred some months ago in  Mission., The disease has appeared  in Oregon, and possibly in the state  of Washington as well. _  As the period of incubation ofRa-  bies is prolonged,-the extent of the  infection is not yet, aparent, so it is  incumbent upon*all 'to.be on the  look  out  for  further  outbreaks.  The Dominion Veterinary Department is handling this .'so far as animals are concerned, but I wish. to,  be. informed as to Aany ^suspicious  cases which -may- appear., - -  ' ' This Department ' is prepared - to  at any time. to'.<-forward complete  treatment for hydrophobia, which, as  you know, must be administered to  the person a~s soon as possible after being bitten, which is some weeks  before symptoms develop.  This treatment can be administered by the local pfacticioner.  WALTER  BAPTY,   M.  D.  Acting Secretary.  Provincial Board, of Health.  Victoria, April" 23rd, 1914.  MATSQUI   COUNCIL  MEETS  CONTRACT  FOR  JETTY   LET  The Pacific Dredging Company was  notified on Monday morning that  they had' received the contract for  the North Arm Jetty and dredging  by the Public Works Department of  Canada.  ' This contract will aggregate some  $800,000 and the work is to be completed in two years. -  The Company will start the work  immediately.  (Continued from Page One)  fPCdOi^GoTdon^FeTS^soii bounty on  8 muskrats .80; Mrs. M. Ferguson,  'cleaning.-municipal hall $2.00; C. M.  C. commission on arrears of taxes, no  further payments of this nature to be  made, Ward I. $16.76, Ward II. ?6.-  28; Ward III. $31.92; Ward IV.  $12.45; Lamp chimneys for Municipal Hall .30; Postage $1.3 5; Travelling expenses in connection with  the audit $6.85; E. W. King, 3 sessions as Police Magistrate $15.00,  work on Rural Mail Road $10.80, Total $'25.80; W. Satchell, removing  windfall tree on Glen Valley Hill,  $1 00, A. Boye,' removing windfall  tree on Glen Valley Hill $1.00; J.  .Ferguson repairing Long's bridge  $1.50; Harry Fowles, slashing on  Glenmore road in Ward I. $12.00;  J. J. Pace, police duties in connection with inquest K. McDonald  $10.50; Gordon Ferguson, improvements to Municipal shed $5.00; W.  Bailey, reppairing township line road  Wardll. $21.60; James C. Bailey, repairing township line road Wardll.  $15.00; L. McKinnon, repairing town  ship line road, 21.60; Total $28.20.  Fred Hanse contract on Andeen rd.  $148.00; loan to school board as per  resolution $300.00;  7 Tenders  Chas A: Ryall  .$150.00.  Peter Rodgers  143.00  for garden and farm ore best  for B.C.soil S&& Catalogue for ]  solid. ^uaxaate������ of purity  and. germination  Send now for Copy ������r������������?  Sutton &Sons.ThcKind's.Socmen |  R������odin|(En^lond  A.J.W������ odward  Victoria     fc .    Vancouvor  613 Forf SC 66*GronvilloSh   .  SOtE ASSENTS FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA  GOOD WORK  is what you will say when you  have seen our bath room after  we have installed tho plumbing  Sanitary bath room appurtenances are as requisite'to health  as a doctor-is when you are ill.  Our work is.always A-3, arid our  tory.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old-Creamery Bldp-.  Abbotsford  $50 REWARD  For information of origin of rue  Are which destroyed my house in Ah-  botsford and conviction of the offenders. Address: -H. C. FRASER,  Box 34, Salmon Arm, E.G.'  HOUSE TO RENT���������-At Abbotsford  High situation,, newly painted. Apply  to James M.'- Milstead, Abbotsford..  WANTED to rent 100 to 150, acres, house and barn, with'option to  buy.    -���������������������������.   W. -P.  Challes,  Box,  20,  Bburrie Station,  Ebu'rne,- B,  C.  f63i       "/,?.,.'. "' -.������������������'.,{<>'. ���������. '���������' -;,"-���������  FOR SALE-^���������Bred-to-lay two hundred " egg 'strain, Barred Rock Hens  $2.00 each, Cockerel $3.00 each. .  .    Eggs for-setting  $3:00    per     15  Jno. A. Barr, Patzic, B.-.e.-,  THE   MERR1AM   WEBSTER  The Only New unabridged dictionary in many years.  Contains the pith and essence  of an   authoritative   library.  Covers every field;of.knowledge   An Encyclopedia in a  asingle book.  The OtfJy'Dictionary with the  ���������Nev/ Divided Pago.  4CO,0CO  "Words.     2700 Pages.  '   6000 Illustrations. Cost nearly  -. half a million dollars..  Let us toll.you'about this most  ' remarkable .single volume.  * Write for sample  pages, full par-  'ticulars, etc.  Kame this  ' paper and  we will  f. '- W^^P:^^^*=^ ^P������i    a sot of  Pocket  Maps  G.&C.MemamCo^  Springfield, Dlnss.  SEASON 1914  Standard Bred Stallion  /v,i������r Muck' Heittht 1 Hit Hands;  i* yrs. old, Weight 120011.S.  ...... a'  liming the Season ol 1U.U     U,s home slcWo- .-.,������, *oiir Wesi.iiin-  .sJer. "       .  Will stand for service at Currie &   McKenzie's   Livery  Barn,   Ab-  ,?otsfotnl-oxn Wednesday Night to Thursday Night of each week.  TERMS:     For Season $20;   Single Leap $10.00  CHAS.  McCALLBM,  Owner .W.  DUNN,   Groom  Fruit and Candies  Best Quality of sweetness  Particularly appropriate, for May Day.   Ice Cream .!  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work  in  Painting,  Paperhanging and Decorating give ue a call.  Practical work at practical prices  **#*���������** + ** + *** + ****+���������+*** + + + ****  Tho Postf imblishcfci nil tho News    ������  all  tlio  time.     An ��������� advertise-   J  mont iii it will bring, quick re-   ������  .    suits.    Try it. *  * * * * * * *V ************"**** *'**'** * * ,  PRKSllYTEKIAN CHURCH NOTICE  Abbotsford  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY. B.C.  M. MacDonald.  H. Watson, Mgr.  EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c  and $1.00  per day  First.Class Grill and Bar in Connection.   Free'Sample Room.  The leading Commercial  House.  of the Fraser Valley.  Porfer meets all trains  Pastor���������J. t. Campbell, B. A. B. D.  Abbotsford  Services���������Sunday Cchool 10 a. m.  '     Public Worship 11. a. m.  Teacher's training Class 3 p.m  Publiic Worship 7:30 p. m.'  Choir Practice, Friday at -8 p. m.  * Meeting for Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday at 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  "Sunday School, 2:15 p. m.  Public Worship, 3:30 p. m.. -  Funeral Director  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection        Mission City  nnur������������������������"'"������"^������������������������  J. K. MCMENEMY  Horseshoer and General  Blacksmith  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  irs  First-class Carriage Painter in  Connection  IsN  By far the best  Electric Iron  on the market  at any price  Electric Irons are  Indispensable in  the modern  household"  The cheapest  high standard  Electric Iron  oh the market  PRICE (to parties using B.C. Electric current)  $3.00  . Every Iron is guaranteed by the Company for 10 years.  B������C Electric x ���������  Abbotsford Salesroom at B. C. Electric Station  ;  Other salesrooms at Chilliwack and New Westminster  /"


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