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 y V  faApn^sru- c-trc/S. ���������':;������uc/^i>^m  '��������� '���������iy.~://i  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND.LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No. .   13  ABBOTSFORD,   B./d: FRIDAY,   Aug 8, 1913  $1.00   PERA  YEAR  m&mmmgi  Canteloupes, Watermelons;.  Gooseberries, Cherries,  Cucumbers,!   Lettuce    and  rhsf is green and  -���������-fMre-shing,  &  ���������������"���������"^*nu������sg������ari������i-i a. i ��������� wjm_������ Jkia*anq*xmjr������ ������������������  Thirty-six followers of Confucius Caught in Police  Drag Net.  The Pioneer Store  \=:  J  MATSQUI  COUNCIL.  The regular monthly - meeting was  held on Monday, June 28, being  postponed from the preceding Saturday.  Theminutes of the preceding meet  ing   were   read   and   adopted.  Commiunieations were received  from Messrs Gwillim, Crisp &, Mac-  Kay, enclosing cheque for the taxes due against the south half of  the northwest, quarter of. section 23  township 04, and asking that the  plan   subdivision be   passed. The  clerk was instructed to state tnat  the adjoining properties must he  shown on the plan and profile furnished of the half road allowances  shown on the north and soutn boundaries.  Messrs Barnes and Haverman ask  ing permission to lay a skid road  along part of the Dennison road  north ' of the B, C. E.R. Permission was granted by motion for a  period of eight months when the  skids are to be removed and the  road   left   in   good   condition.  A. S. Murray stating that the Ab  e'rdeen road south of the township  line road was in very poor condition and that a portion - of the  said road was on his private property. Referred to .Councillor Satchell to   report, at the hcxtimeeting.  Glen Valley Land Company, asking that they be a,lowed the stat-  tory rebate on their taxes for the  current year-said taxes to be paid  in   five   monthly  instalments;      also  that   $500 of said   taxes be   spent on  the   interprovincial  highway  through  their   property,, if   the location       of  this   highway   be   definitely     settled  through   their   property.   The    clerk  >%as  instructed  to   state that       11-e  council  was   unable    to   grant     an  rebate after   the   15th i day of August  that   the   work   on   the western   ex--  tension   of   theMt.   Leh man    '   road  was   in   progress   through the    company's  property   and   that      it   was  reasonably   expected that this     was  to   be   the   interprovincial   highway;  as   to   the   spending   af     money,   it  had   been   decided   at a former meet  ing   to   spend   it  on  the  Pemberton  road  and   no   valid   reason   had  yet  been   advanced   why   this   should   be  changed.  The following resolutions were  passed:  That Councillor Frederickson be  authorized to expend $100 on tne  Clayburn road in gravel and $100  in ditching the township line road  east   of the   C.   P.   R.   track.  That Councillor Satchell be authorized to spend $110 on the Bates  road   ditch.  The regular monthly accounts are  to   be   paid. - ���������  The  Barter   Road   -By-law; 1913,  passed   third   reading  In connection with the collection  of taxes for the current year the  collector was insructed to be at..  Matsqoi village on Wednesday, Aug-;  ust 13, and at the sroe building  of Merryfield Bros, at Mt. -Lehman  on   Thursday,   August   14.  (From the Fraser Valley Record)  The provincial treasury was enriched by some,, seven hundred dollars  on Monday last '-when 36 Chinese ap  peared in- the police court charged  with gambling on Wing. Chong's premises, Home- avenue on the night of  August 2nd, and'were fined $20 and  costs,   amounting   in   all   to   $738.  It was " a motley crew that lined  up before the ��������� presiding- magistrates  Messrs C. St: G. Yarwood, J.P.j of  Huntingdon,', and J. J. McPhee,. J.  -P., "of "Abbq?*?,,riird, ' with names ran-  ging from One Lung to ,Hay" M'owV  including Cnop Sue's, Lie's ��������� One"  Chew's, Long Chew's and Hop's.  Mr. Kippell, a lawyer 'from Vancouver, appeared before the court.on  behalf of the Chinese and pleaded  "not guilty."  Chief   Constable   Lister opened the  case for   the crown stating   that he'  in   company   with   Constable  Renner  and Constable Brown, of   Abbotsford  had   cntereg   the   premises .of     Wing  Chong    on   the night   pt   August 2nd  He.   could    find  no     steps   leading  from   the    ground'   floor,      so with  Constable   Renner  he .went    outside  where . steps    were   found _    leading  from   the verandah   to   the   room a-  boveHe   and   Constable.   Renner went  up   the   stairs where   they   found   a  large   roomful   of   men  around,,     a  long   table playing asjie judged fan  tan.   On   his   entrance   the   men  all  jum|ped   up   and  made   a   break  for  the   door,   but   the   other   two  constables   held them back.   He grabbed  what   money   he   could   find  on   the  table,  amounting   to  $4.95  and  then  in  company   with .the  other, officers  proceeded   to   round   the men up and  escorted   them   to   the lock-up where I  they remained   over night and       on  Monday   moroing   ,iberated   on   bail.  Constable   Lister   was cross examined at some   length by Mr.  Kippell  who   asked   the constable, to     identify  all   the.   prisoners  and  call   them  by   name.   The former, the constable  readily   did, but   the latter   was too  hard   a    proposition,    especially    as  the    lawyer   infor med   the    Chinese  not   to  -answer, to   thdi-r   name's.  The   other   two officers also testified  as   tp   how   the  raid  was  con-'  ductedand    the .paraphernalia^ captured was   also on   exhibition. .  Mr. Kippell addressed the bench  asking for an acquittal on the fact  that no specific charges had been  proven that a gambling game had  been conducted on the premses. He  pointed out that a friend,y game of  chance   was   not   considered     gamb-  A large' and representative body  of ratepayers including a number of  ladies, representing the municipalities of Matsqui and ' .Sumas and  the townsite ' of Abbotsford assembled' in the .Masonic Hall, Abbots-  ord on Tuesday' night 'last to  discuss' the location * of a h-gh  school, which the government intend erecting in the   municipality.    <  Mr. H. B. McGowan, president of  the Conservative association occupied the chair, with Mr. S. A.  Morley, secretary of the Beard of  Trade,   as   secretary.  The chairman outlined the reasons for calling the . meeting anu"  would be pleased to hear from all  who wished to express their views  on the^ question.(> ���������%  - Mr. H." Alansoh,' one oi the trus  tees of th?- ' Abbotsfofd-~'Tschoot  board was' the first speaker. He  said that altnough the pupils of  Abbotsford school were receiving a  high school course as a side issue  the    .principal    could    not' be      ex-  opinion   that   it   should , be   located  in   a   centralplace   and     he   had   no]  hesitation   in   saying*  that     Atthots-  ford-was   the   most   suitable   place.  He   had   been   through   the    district  with   a      petition   asking,    fcr   the-  establishment   of  a  high' schopl   at  the   most   central   point '  and     had-  received   received   the   signatures   of  of   some    28   pupils   and   theip Far-  e.its   and   all   were', in   favor of- Ab  botslord   or    near    vicinity' as   the  proper place.   He    was    one   of   the  delegates   to,' Victoria   and' came to  the  conclusion      that    a-.-committal  had   been   made'  with   the "' Matsqui  people   in   thisv matter   as   both the  Minister   of   education   and   Dr. Rob  inson   apparently   had   teen   in close  touch   with them. ' The   speaker   was  of   opinion   that     it  would   be      a  wrong    thing   for ' the   whole   dis-.  trict   to   establish   a   high   school at  Matsqui,   as   at ��������� present   they    have  a   fine    opportunity    for    attending  the   high     school   at    Mission     and  he   thought   a   high   school   at   each  end   of   the   ferry   was     inadvisabl?  at   the   present   time   He   \vou,d   do  all     he    could     to  have    .   a   high  school   establ,shed   at   Abbotsford. -  Mr.    Owen,   of   Mt-Lehman,   also  took   a   deep   interest   in   educational   matters   and   would   like   to   see  ���������a" high - school .at   both   places if at  all'" "possible"- "As* -this ���������' coolcL no.t^be.,  accomplished   ,   he thought   one in - a  central   point   would  meet   the    requirements,   aud     in   his   mind   Abbotsford   was   the   proper   place.   In-  his   mind   the   people ��������� had    not been  pectcted.   to   fill     the    requirements   treated   right   m   regard- to   schools  the same- as a ��������� bona fide high  school tdacher, and he- thought it  best that something, should bq  done in the way ��������� of establishing a  high school in Abbotsford as at  the present time they had nearly  enough scholar:* Eligible for high  school work and with the good  roads and fine railway facilities  leading to Abbotsford he" could see  no reason why Abbotsford^ should  not be chosen ais ts the proper lo  cation   for   the   high   school.  Mr. R. Treotuwey in his address ' at Abbotsford  stated that he was very much in-  serested in"' educational matters and  he thought a',1 parents should take  an interest in this impoiitant mat  ter and see that their children  receive a high school education. In  the matter of establishing a high  school   in   the     district   he   was   of  He would like to see fewer school  houses .and some of a better claes  as then -they would be more centralized and the pupils would receive a more thorough education.  He wap heartily in accord with  the movement to establish a high  scnool in or very near "Abbotsford.  Mr. Munroe made a few brief  fectly in accord with the move-  remarks stating that he was per-  ment   to    establish   a   high    school  ling under the code, providing there  was    ,no "Kitty"      or      other  form of rake-off in connection there  with.  The magistrates adjourned to the  law .chambers for a short consultation and on returning Magistrate  Yarwood complimented Chief Constable Lister on his successful raid  and laid that in his mind the case  had been c,early proven and there  fore wo uld line the defendants  $20 each and   costs each of   50 cents  Mr. McPhee also quite agreed  with Mr.. Yarwood, and Mr/ Kippell stated he would appeal the  case. ; .      '  In the. meantime the. police have  a strangle hold of the money, which  no doubt will be used to good ad  gantage later on in paving some cf  our. streets. p  Mr. Winson, .of the Sumas school  board thought that Sumas munici  cipality should have some say in  this i mportant question They  woulh be pleased to have a high  scnool there but as that was im  possible at the present time he  wou.d be glad to give Abbotsford  all the glory of acquirement, and  joy of possession as in that case  the children of Sumas would at  least   be   able   to    see   it. ���������  Mr. MdKenzie another member  of the schoo, "board, endorsed Mr.  Winson's remarks, anh thought Abbotsford was the most suitable  place  Mr. Hill-Tout, president of the  board of trade made an eloquent  address, in which he said all a-  gree that a high school was nccess  ary for the district, and in fair-*  ness the site chosen should be at  ?he most central point. This was  pointed   out   to   the   minister of  education at Victoria by the dele  gation, and that gentleman when  shown :the maps with the difler-  ent  school   locations,   at   once   saw  (Continued on Page Four)  ���������(  -a  ^ I'.     MIP"I   PIT  Z*^  ���������lU    '  ������"������  V-������Js������i THE  ABBOTSFORD   POST ,  ' "'   ABBOTSFORD,   B.-.C.  ~���������-" "       THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  THINKS CONFIDENCE HAS  BEEN RESTORED  Mr.   W.   W   Price  ol   the   0.  &  0 j  says   that .the strength   in the Lou- |  don   marketslast   week   which    show  advanccsof   from ���������> to   one point con-  ' firms the   general   feeling   of improv  ed   sentiment   and   rcstoation   of  all  confidence   Whether  or   not the rea.l  strength of   our   own   and the European   markets will   follow the   result  of   a   decline that   went   too   far, iu  .stead   of   being a* reliable indication  as   to   a. change   in     conditions    at  this,   the  beginning    of   the   .second  half'of a   somewhat eventful   year,'is  a   matted   o*.   g^eira'l    sacculation.  Regardless   of   what may followit is  now   no   question   but that the general   attitude   throughout the   coun-  ttcre  try today is hopeful , rather than  skeptical and that, both the commodity and financial markets arc in a  position to take advantage of any  favorable turn in the situation.that  has been, and is even yet, filled  with a great many difficulties. The  very best commentary upon ' this  phase of the situation is a paragraph in the editorial.column of the  Sun which   reads:  "It must be remembered, that a  tremendous cheque has been administered since a year ago to the big  booming pace of economic progress  and that there .has been a large rc-  adjusimentof disarranged and dis-  ' toited .positions. Heavy losses have  been inflicted in the process but it  may be discovered soon that tie  world's, financial affairs have been  put in shape to permit a careful  resumption of that expansion which  is necessary in the world's great  and   general   progress."  plontilul.   Cod was sold   at  cents a- pound while smelt   and soles  wore   10 cc a' pound and 50 cents ea.  respectively.  V,though the supply of poultry  was good the prices did not vary  [,-om last 'week In eggs and butter,  la'st week's prices prevailed with  both a good demand and supply  in meats* there was a slight decreas  in  pork   owing   to the recent       hoi  wacthcr.  Carnations 'as usual took a prominent part in the display of flowers  but this week they wrc closely rivalled by ��������� an abundance of sweet  peas of all hues. Among the potted  flowers there were geraniums, fuchsias, and ferns each of which fetched Of) cents apiece. The supply of  roses was not so plentiful as usual  but those that appeared wore sold  at  10 cents a ' hunch.  In   vegetables   new   potatoes   were  abundant   and   remained at $1.50     a  sack....Tomatoes     appeared   in*  good  quantities and   were-  rapidly sold   at  two   boxes  for   a   quarter.     Cucumbers were   scllingat 5 cents apiece.   ���������  Raspberries' were  the chief     small  fruit to   appear on   the    market and  numerous   crates of   these   were to Ve  seen,   prices      rangiog     about     $.00  for   the   crate or   two   boxes for    a  quarter.   Gooseberries were not      yet  seen.  FRASER VALLEY  NEWS  ITEMS  Dolly  are  repotted  KEEP TRACK OF  IT  When   a   newspaper   gives    you  a  Varden  trout  in   the   Veddcr   river.  Mr. C.' A. McDona d has been appointed receiver and manager.- of the  Empress- hotel at .Hope for sixty  days pending   foreclosure.  In McGi'l matriculation exaraioa-  tions 303 students passed, 107 of  them  L'eing  from   British   Columbia  A convention or B. C. Poultry  Association is to be held in Vancouver on September 3rd.  Hon. Roberts Rogers, minister of  Public Works Ottawa,' is expected  to visit*New Westminster about the  15th   of   August.  The prices for hay in the Delta are  very encouraging,$14 and $15 per  ton being   paid'in the field.  The   B.   C.   Telephone '    Company  at  The residents uf Burquitlam are  petitioning the government for a .rur  al   mail   delivery. 4 -  The Fraser Mills arc_ now operating' five days a week with two shifts  of   ten   hours   a piece daily.  The Hammond Fruit Association  have bceii.;.shipping an average of 200  crates of raspberries a day for the  past   week.  Mrs. Charlton's new store at'Port  Haney will he ready "for inside finishing   in about a week.  Eleven ,oufc of sixteen of the pupils of Chilliwack hi'gh school success  Cully paissecUlicir McGill matriculation examinations Miss Orr being second highest in the province and  third ' in   the   Dominion.  The B. C. E. R- announce a considerable reduction in freight charges  in shipments of potatoes from Glui  liwack   to   Vancouver.  In consequence .or the failure of  the apple crop in ..Eastern Canada,  the British Columbia fruit should  find   a   ready   market.  Miss- Mabel McTaggart. arrived in  Hatzic on Saturday from Honolulu  Miss McTaggart -who has. been absent for two years, speaks very  .enthusiastically over her sojourn on  the Hawaian Islands, but of course  admits that wc have fewer mos  quitocs here,  and    a   more     equable  climate.  ���������  A man was killed at Agassi/,  on Tuesday evening. H appeals as  the train was "coming in he backed  on to' the track' seemingly witnout  knowing what lie was doing and  the train dashing past him cut  him   to   pieces,    '  Mrs. Va'lpy, and Miss Lethbndge,  of Ennismo'rc Gardens, England, visited, at Hatzic, last week, the  guests of Mr. and Mrs. Shook. Mrs  Valpv is one of the heads of the  British Woma'n-s Emigration Association. This Association have'estab  lished an experimental, or demons,  tration Farm .in B. C, -to be ' run  and   operated .by   English    women.  Mrs.' Kenworthy and Miss ��������� Ella  Sykes, visited the Island Fruit  Farm last week,vMiss_ Sykes -is  travelling iu the "interests of' the  Colonial Intelligence League with  headquarters in" London England, is  also a well known writer and author ��������� in the interests of women,  She is touring -Canada with view  of obtaining possible openings  for English women in the Agricultural and other departments of industry.  will no^eywi^eryjai-  ,uy a set  S  J GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. C  \  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you'require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & Mc  r.h  -^s^z^^^^^%-A-Morley  of Abbotsford, 15. C..  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the Be^teiylSMsMUJ^turiiigsitffl  wifh. unexcelled shipping facilities and cheaPP0wa  II  or information regarding, thef aim and trmtianabo  I the district, and industries already established.       J)  t   l am   erectina-   a   new   exchange  lot   of   free   advertising   in   order to *:<<   "���������u"*-  Port   Coqutiam  boom   your   concert   or church entertainment   which   you   arc   interested  in      keep   track of   the      Mini  ber   of  lines that   are printed week  by   week, and   multiply   that number  by   the regular   advertising   rates of  the   paper      Compare    the     results  the actual   money value of   any favor  that   you    can   get from   any  other  concern,   then   take    into   consideration the   fact   that   advertising   and  circulation arc   the only two   things  that   a   newspaper   has   to   sell and  in   these   days of   higher   prices how  much   do   you   think tney ought     to  give   away   for  nothing���������  Ex.  THE RICHEST STRIKE?  The richest strike since the Klondike' is the sentiment of those who  have visited the new placer diggings  in the Sushanna river. Pans runn-  ingnrom 75 cents to $5, and two men  taking   out $2500 a day by   crude me  During   the   month of  July     there . utl���������lll&   ���������-   -  were 11 marriages,  GO births and   25   thods'  arc   reported.      Hundreds aiq  . , .    . J. _        ll,������        r.nnnn    fvnm     til        liaiuS  THE MARKET.  Good supplies,brisk trading with  a fair sized crowd were the fea-  lures'of the Westminster market  Friday morning. Fish- as. might be  expected, was plentiful .and appeared  in all varieties.- Crabs again made  their appearance selling at two far  a quarter. Herrings were at the  same price while sockeye and white  sock-eyes and white salmon fetched  50 cents ' each. Shad also fetched a  '''similar price.   Cod,   smelt and soles ' new potatoes.  deaths   in -New   Westminster  Port Coquitlam is now connected  with the New West minster water  main.  A botanical garden has been recently established at the Colony farm  at Essondale.  A new Methodist church has been  opened on Salisbury avenue, Port Co  quitlam.  The Boy Scouts of Port Coquitlam  are enjoying a week's holidays at  Scchclt  P.    Burns & Co-, are   erecting      a  meat and   iish store at  Coquitlam.  . H.   D.   McLeod, formerly of Michel  is   now   the   senior   provincial constable  Banford Bros., on the Yale Road  have added to their fine dairy stock  by purchasing several blooded Guernsey stock at the recent Brandon  fair.  The Maple Ridge School trustees  have received aj petition, of Haney  and Hammond asking- them ��������� to "petition' the government for a high  school at some central point in the  municipality.  A petition for a hotel licence at  Millardville has been well signed.  The Brown Nurseries of Maple  Ridge   report a   large   demand      for  rushing to the scene from all parts  of the territory. No, doubt any Ion  ger exists as to the authenticity of  the strike. .Pay has also been found  on the Bnan/a, Eldorado and other  tributaries of the, Sushanna, pans  ranging from 25 cents upwards as  common. The diggings arc shallow  bedrock, lying but four to five feet  rom the surface The hills are rowing and well worn while the country oilers .an extensive area of promising ground.  ,  ,   ���������(.  oinfn milo from centre of town,  .    13 acres about  d-i ol a mne noui u  bouse barn  and chicken  house, about  100  fiuit  . ������ees and all kinds of small fruits  ..At. reduced  price.    Good terms.  14 section, situated on Yale Road, half mile east ol town.  Will cut and sell in lots of any size wanted from  fn e  acres up.   Price reasonable, terms good.  Insurance that Insures  I.  For terms and particulars  cCallum  SONGS   OF   A   SOUR-KRAUET  Some   eyes are blue   and some    are  brown,  So   many kinds I can't jot  down,  The starry, eye, the glassy eye have  nothing   on the cross-eyed  guy.  We can't despise   the goojo eyes,  Or  atrificial   made' to   s:zc.  The   dreamy orbs that fill with mist  The eyes   that many cannot resist.  The velvet eyes, the hazel eyes,  Entrancing as   they  fall   and  rise.  But here we'll stop   and criticise.  A reddened   glim that takes the prize,  This decoration was not won  On  battlefield   behind   a   gun,  An ornament, to be precise  Adorning one of Mickey's eyes.  -A.  HATZICITE.  ������  6  ummer  Fashions:   1913 STYLES -  A choice selection of goods to choose from  Practical Ladies' and Men's  Tailors THE    ABBOTSFORt)   POST,    ABfiOtSFOIlD,   B.    C.  ii>  '   t '     ��������� '     ' ������  0 ���������������������������������*������������������������..������ ..���������.���������������������������.���������->C..������.i������.������t-Q  rrsrn  Infants sandals, size 1 to 3 1-2, per pair  Child's-sandals, size 4 to 7 1-2, per pair  Child's sandals, size 8 to 10 1-2, pe.r pair  Better Quality  75c  85c  1.00  Child's Sandals, size 3 to 8, per pair $1.15  Child's sandals, size 8 1-2 to II, per pair 1.40  Youth's sandals, size II1-2 to 13 1-2, per pair 1.60  Boys' sandals, size 1 to 5 1-2, per pair 1.60  By MARY ROBERTS  The only thing for Children  during warm weather  Geo,  Abbotsford  ������ea������:  :SB9<  ABBOTSFORD, B.C;  -   Strictly. first-class in every 'respect..   The' bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars/  .  RATES!  $1.5b TO  $2.00  PER  DAY  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  gp mm>~" ���������    PROPRIETORS |  A. M. KING  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Meet, Veal, Pork Sausages, ^Weinies  and Balogna always on hand.   ' Fish every Thursday  *'  *  First-class Work Furnished by Experienced  Workmen.      Estimates Furnished.  Wm. ROBERTS  Old Creamery Bid. Abbotsford, B. C.   a.  HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Office   and  chapel-���������  1034 Granville St.,    Phono, 3480  North Vancouver,        urfice   i and  Chapel���������110 2nd St. Phone 131. '  The work of putting on crushed  rockor Washington Street is as'ilvanc-  .ing ��������� rapidly, and in the c.pur.;e of  a few days 'this line . thorou{.hfaro  will be in excellent shape, /and a  credit to the . to wn and.. ;the government for. the work, io . say no'th  ing nothing about the mcn'-having  work   in   charge.        '���������������������������' ���������   '     '  *   ***   *  *   *   *   *   *   #"*  +   *   *   *  *   ***  FIRE    ENGINE      ARRIVES  On Monday evening the Fire  Engine will be in Mission  City also the demonstrator  Everyone invited to come and  see demonstration on' the new  post office ' site, Washington  Street,   at 8   p.m.  *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *,* ������   *   *   *   *   #   *   *   *   *   *     *  There are men who do and men who  .���������'don't. ',  Some men who will and others wonit  Boost and   effort make   strong combine.  Copyright.   19 IO,  by   Bobbs-Mesr-  rili Co.  gentleman Is making for. Just open  (he door of tho different rooms upstairs, look a round for Fleming, and  if any' one notices vou ask If Al Hunter la there.    That  vill let you out."  The third door I opened was that of  a dingy bathroom. The next, however,  was different. The light streamed out  through the transom as Id the other  rooms, but I here was no noise from  within With my liaud on the door, I  hesitated, then 1 opened It and looked  in.  A breath of cool night air from an  open window met me. , There was no  twine, no smoke: no sour odor of stale  heer A table had been drawn to the  center of (he small room and was lit-  ti'i-ed wilh papers*, pen and Ink. At  i'm corner, was a 'ray coutalning the  reiiurMjts of a moil, a pillow and a  n.iir of Mnnkets < -j a couch at one  ���������-.de starved I be roi i bad been serving  hh ������' Med. ha ruber.  A< Hip taliie. leaning forward. his<  !h-ih1 nil tii.4 arms, was n man I cough-  en ���������ujii. receiving no answer, stepped  Inro i!ie 'room  ������������������1 he;: vour pnrd >n." 1 said, "but.l  ������m  i'������nk!'icr for" ���������  Tlien the truth burst on me. over  whelmed   me.     A   thin   stream   was  ���������spreading oyer the papers on the table,  moving slowly, sluggishly, as la the  way with blood when the heart pump  Is stopped. I hurried over and raised  the heavy, wobbling," gray head. It  was AL!an: Fleming, and he had been  shot through the forehead. '  My first impulse was to rouse the  house, my second to wait for Hunter.  To turn loose that mob of half drunken  men In such a place seemed profanation.   Fleming, had been <>ujr_teearjq the  BeirwoVjcT att'airT and" Tie Had put him  self beyond helping to solve any mystery. I locked the door and stood wondering what to do next. I had seen  enough of death to know that the man  was beyond aid of ������ny kind.  It was not until 1 baci bolted the  door that 1 discovered the absence of  any weapon. Everything that had  gone before had pointed to a position  so untenable that suicide seemed Its  natural and iDevllable result. With  the discovery that there was no revolver ou the table or floor the thing was  more ominous. I decided at once to  call the young city physician In, the  room across the hall and, with something approximating panic. 1 threw  open the door���������to face Harry-Wardrop  and. behind him. Hunter.  I do not remember that any one  spoke.' Hunter jumped past me into  the room and took in In a single  glance what J had labored to acquire  in three minutes. As Wardrop came,  in Hunter locked the door behind  him and we. three stood staring at  the prostrate figure over the table.  1 watched Wardrop. 1 have never  seen so suddenly abject a picture.  Every, particle ot color left bis face  and he was limp, unnerved.  "Did you bear the shot?" Hunter  asked me. "It has been a matter of  minutes since It happened."  "I don't know," I said, bewildered.  "1 heard a lot of explosions, but I  thought it was an automobile out In  the street"  Hunter was listening while he examined the room, peering under the  table, lifting the blankets that bad  trailed off the couch on to the floor.  Some one outside tried the doorkuob  and, finding the door locked, shook It  slightly,  "Fleming!" he called under his  breath. "Fleming!"  We were silent in response to a slg.  'nal from Hunter, and the steps retreated heavily down the ball. The  detective spread the blankets decently  over the couch, and the three of ������s  moved the body there. Wardrop was  almost collapsing.  "Now," Hunter said quietly, "what  do you know about this thing, Mr  Wardrop?"  Wardrop looked dazed.  : '.tUe was. ia:a bad_way_ w.ben J left  V.-?: '.   .   ,, ��������� ���������! 1J .Tf.  '..   , .,11 L .!..l!L2L.' -;..:��������� 'JSJ-'  thlsTnonnTug." he "naTd^buskily. "There  Isn't much use now trying to hide  anything. 'God knows I've done all I  could But he has been using cocaine  for years, and today be ran out of the  stuff. When I got here about half an  hour ago be was on the verge of killing himself. I got the revolver from  him. He was like a crazy man. and  as soon as 1 dared to leave bim 1  went out to try to And a doctor"���������  "To get some cocaine?" '  '���������Tes."  "Not because be was already wound  ed and you were afraid it was fatal?"  "What's the'use of lying about- it 7'  said Wardrop wearily. "You wont  believe me if 1 tell the truth.-either.  but he was dead when I got here. 1  heard something like the bang of a  door as I went upstairs, but the noise  was terrific down below, and l  couldn't tell. When I weut In he was  Just dropping forward, and"-, He,  hesitated. ,  "The.'  revolver?"    Hunter   .queried,  lynx eyed.  . "Was  iu   his   band.     He   was  dead  then."  "Where Is the revolver?"  "1 will turn'lt oyer to the coroner'."-  "You   will   give   it   to   ine."   Hunter  replied   sharply.   ��������� And   after  a   little  fumbling   Wardrop produced   it   from  his, hip pocket.     It was an  ordinary  thirty-eight.    The detective opened if.  Two chambers were .empty.  "And yon waited, say. ten minutes  before you called for help, and even  then you went outside hunting a doctor. What were you doing in those  Leu minutes?"  Wardrop shut bis lips' and refused  to reply.  "If Mr.- Fleming shot himself." the  .letec'tive pursued relentlessly, "there  would' be powder" marks, a round (lie  wound. Then. too. he was in the act  of writing a letter It was a strange  ��������� mpu'.se. this You see, he bad ouly  written a dozen words."  I glanced nT the paper ou the table  flte  letter  had  no ������������������superscription.     It  'began abruptly:  1 shall have to leave here. The numbers  nave fallowed me.-   Tonight���������  That was all.  "This is not suicide," Hunter said  gravely "It is murder, and I waru  vou. Mr Wardrop, to be careful what  i-ou say vVjii you-ask Dr Cray to  ��������� ���������ome in. Mr   Knox?"  I went across the hall to the room  ���������vlii-ie the noise was loudest Dr. Gray  u-sis opening a can of caviar at a ta-  nte in ihe corner and came out in re-  -spouse to a gesture. ,  ��������� Tieuiing!" he said, awed.' as be  .noUed down at the body. "Fleming,  ').v ail dial's sacred���������and a suicide!" .  "How long has be been dead?" Hun-  er asked  "N.if an hour���������probably [ess thap  ���������ialf. It's strange we "beard nothing  ������������������cross the hall there."  Hunter took a clean folded hanrikar-  . I'fef from "his pocket and. opening- It.  ���������itfj ir-genrly over the'dead face. The.  '<���������< mi jzot up from his kneeling pos-  "re -decide the couch and looked st  ".'user linpiir'.ugly.  "What nlwiit ;:etiing bim-.away from  e!er   he said     "There is sure to be  mt oi tuilie ntiaiit it, and you reinein  took'us afonce to SunteTs chief''He  bad not gone to bed, and we filed into  ,b'ls library sepulchrally.  Wardrop told his story., The chief  occasionally asked a ' question. The  coroner, who was yawning steadily,  left in the middle of Wardrop!s story  as If in his mind, at least, the guilty  man was as good as hanged. .  !>er what happened when-Butler killed  ���������dmsclf here."  "Fie was reported aa being found  dead in the lumber yard." Hunter said  dryly. "Weil, doctor, this body stays  where it is. and I don't give a whoop  il the whole 'Mtv government wants it  moved It won't be., This Is murder,  ii:)1. suicide."'  The doctor's expression was curious.  "Murder!" he repeuted. "Why���������  a-lio" ���������  Bui Hunter had many things to attend to.    Hi' broke In ruthlessly:  "Nee it you can get the house empty.  Sudor. Just tell them be Is dend. The  Jury w'ill get out soon enough."  I'lie window gave me an Idea, and I  vent over and tried to see through the  breaming pane. There was no shed cr  ��������� my iiiilidiiig 'outside, but not tlve yards  v.-ay llie warehouse showed Us ugly  vails and broken windows.  "l.uid; here. Hunter,'' I said, "why  nuld lie nut have been shot from the  v;t!'e!i(ius--eV"  ���������'"lie could have been, but he wasn't."  ���������inner nliirni'd. glancing at War-  roll's drooping llgure'.   "Mr.'.Wardrop..  it in -going u> send for the coroner and  ��������� lieu. I sli:ill -n'-iU you-to go with me-to  ���������'ie of.icc and tell the chief what you  now about iM.<    Knox, will you tele  licne to the coroner?".  In an incredibly short time the club  'im--e was' empMefl. and before mid  ti^lit the ������������������oroner arrived and went up  a the room I sat ia the deserted room  lnwii-ita!rs'-and lr'(>d to think how I  ���������vr.s mi lake, the'newato Margery,  At   I'J;.'!(). Wardrop. Hunter and the  onmei came downstairs, leaving a de  ective   In   charge   of  the   body   until  ''lorniug. when it could be taken home.  .ihe corcn_ei  'c.ui :' f'-lfe vvnjjin_i:. 'Al'dJlS  -    CHAPTER VIII. ;,  Only One Eye Closed.  AM���������I.was���������Allan Fleming's pri������  vate  secretary,"   Wardrop   bo������-  gan.    "I  secured  the position  through a  relationship on  hla  wife's side.   1 bave held the position  for three years.    Before that I read  law.    For some  time I  have known  that Mr. Fleming used a drug of some  kind.   Dntil a week ago I did not know,  what It was.   On the Olh of May Mr.  Fleming sent for me.   I was In Platts-  burg at the time, and-be was at home.  He  was in a  terrible condition���������not  sleeping at. all���������and he said he wag  being  followed  by  some person  who  meant to kill bim.    Finally he asked  me to get him some cocaine, and when  he had taken^t he was more like.himself.    I thought the pursuit was' only  in his own head.   He bad a man named Carter on guard in his bouse and  acting as butler. '  "There was trouble of some sort In  the. organization; I do not know. Just  what Mr. ,Schwartz-came, here to  meet Mr. Fleming, andlt.seemed there  was,money needed. -Mr. Fleming had  to have it at. once.. He gave me some  securities to take to Plattsburg and  turn into money. Iwent on the lOth"��������� '  "Was that the day Mr. Fleming disappeared?" the chief interrupted.  "Yes; He went to the White'Cat  and stayed there. . No one ' but the  caretaker and oue,other man knew' bo -  was there.. On the night of the 21st  I came back, having turned smy securities into money. I carried It In a  package In a small Russia leather  bag that never left my band for n  moment.    Mr.   Kno& here  suggested  fhaTT bad piit i? 3own" aiid It had  been exchanged for oue Just like,.It.  but I did uot let It out of my band on  that journey until I put it down on  the porch at the Bellw.ood bouse  while I tried to get In. ,1 live at" Bell-  wood with the Mlssea Maltlaud, slaters of Mr. Fleming's deceased wife.  I don't pretend, to know bow It happened, but while 1' was trying to get  into the house \t was rifled. Mr.  Kuox will, bear me cut in that. I  found my grip empty."  I afJSrmed.lt In a word.  "What was in the bag?" the chief  asked. ...  Waldrop tried to remember.  "A pair of pajamas,;' be said, "two  military brushes and a clbthesbrush,  two or three soft bosomed shirts, perhaps a half dozen collars and a suit of  underwear."  "And all this w&3 taken, as well as  the money?"  "The bag was empty, except for my ,  railroad schedule."  "Go on, If you please," the detective said cheerfully.    -  I think Wardrop realized the absurdity of trying to make any one believe that part of the story. He threw  up his bead, as If he Intended to say  iiolhlnc further.  . v(Jd on," I urged. If he could clear  himself he must. I ���������could, not go back  to Margery Fleming and tell her that  her father had. been murdered and her  lover was accused of the crime.  ���������"The bag was empty," he repeated. '  "I had not been five minutes trying to  open the shutters, and yet the hag had  been rifled. Mr. Knox here found It  among the flowers below the veranda  empty."  The chief eyed  me with  awakened ,  interest  "You also live at Bellwood. Mr.  Knox?"  "No; I am attorney to Miss .Leritia  Maltlaud and was. there one night aa  her guest. I found the bag as Mr.  Wardrop described, empty."  The chief turned back to Wardrop.  "How much money was there in it  when you-left It?"  "A hundred thousand dollars. I was  afraid to tell Mr. Fleming, but I had  tbdo It" "vf������ had a jrformy ecene thto  morning. I think he thought the natural tblng-tbat I had taken it"  "He struck you, I believe, and knocked you down?" asked Hunter smoothly.  Wardrop flushed.  "He was not himself, and���������well, It  meant a great deal to bim. And he  was out of cocaine. 1 left him raging,  and when I went home I learned that  Miss Jane Maitland had disappeared,  been abducted, at the time my satchel  bad been emptied! It's no wonder I  question my sanity."  "And then-tonight?" the chief persisted.  (Continued Next Week)  ���������Bii^iinia������������t������i^^  ^.^^^ THE  ' AHliOTSFURD   l'OS'l   AHliOTSFOHl),    B.    C.  Mr. R.' Shortreed, is. visiting in  the east 11 is 28 years since he  had   a   holiday.  Messrs- C. H. and W. 1-1. Walk,  passed" through Abbotsford Tueshay  in their auto on their way to  Fort   George.  Mr. Taylor, our local _ electrician  is busily engaged wiring the new  Gazlev   block.  ' Mr,     Brow a   of   the    Royal   Bank  has   been     transferred   to   Nanaimo  Mr. Kickhush is afficiating at  the local customs in the absence  Mr.  ,Short'recd.  Mr.   T.   McElroy .is   home again.  A full account ol the' opening of  and dedicatio of the church will  appear   in   next   issue.  CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL  (Continued From Page One.)  Abbotsford was the key to the  situation. The speaker agreed on  the centralization of schools as did  Mr. Owen, -and no ' doubt -i* the  course of time ' this would be arrived at Good schools were of a  great benefit to ' the country. He  had known of several families who  have had to", move to the cities  on account of poor school faculties in rural districts and he  hoped . that the provincial govern-;  meat could ��������� see their way clear  to establish a high school in every district As- one of the delegates to Victoria he returned hav  ing a very poor opinion of the  wway in which this matter" had  been dealt with by the govern^  ment' The' superintendent of education had stated that Matsqui had  what he termed "vested rights"in  this maitter, but1 withdrew the expression when the seaker objected.  Matsqu, ha'd 22 pupils eligible,  while the tnwnsite had 12, not  counting the outsine schools whose  nearest "'point was Abbotsford. The  people should oppose the erection  of a' high . school at ^ any other  place but . some central point and  the .government should suspend all  action in tn this matter until an  opinion is heard as  ratepayers think, ar.d  would be when the  for    school    tnuslees  expression of  to what the  a good time  next election  takes place.  Mr.   Miller   of  it   would   be   a  b.ish   a    school  all   the   scholars  A   high   school  at   s   me   central  Clayburn'    thought  mis lake   to      casta  at   a    place where  could   not   ��������� attend  should   be   situated  point   which' the  the scholars could reach either by  train ]or by tram, and in his mind  Abbotsiord   was   the    proper   place.  Rev. J. L. Campbell, Abbotsford, thought it would be a mistake to establish a school at Matsqui, and also one at Abbotsford at the .jprcsent time. He was  of opinion that the absence of the  Matsqui delegates was a strong  factor in favor of the argument  that their cause was not a-j-ood  one ' He was sure that when the  matter was again placed before  the government they would readily  see the reasons ��������� for tnc establishment   of   a   school   here. ���������  Mr. McLean of Mt. Lehman hear  t,ly endorsed Abbotsford as the  proper   place   for   a.    high   school.  Th? following motion was moved  by Mr. Trethewey aod seconded by  Mr.   Hill-Tout.  iMjojve.d by the rate aycrs of Sumas municipality, Matsqui municip  a,ity, Huntingdon to wnsite, Abbotsiord Townsite. in joint meeting  assembled, that it is desirable a  high school be established in some  location which shall be central also convenient to 'the pupils going  from these districts and whereas  Alibotsford or its immediate vicinity is the most centlal and also the most convenient location  for   such   a   school.  This meeting by resolution puts  Itself on record in declaring that  'Abbotsford townsite or immediate  (vicinity   should  be   chosen   for   this  purpose, and, be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution  be forwarded to the Honorable,  fluT'Minister of Education for the  province ' of   British   Columlyia.  The motion was carried .unanimously by a standing .vote-  Mr. S. A. Cawlcy, M. L. A.  then made a few remarks stating  he was glad- to see such an interest taken in educational matt-  ters, and their demands ' should be  listened to by the' government, as  no doubt they would be. While he  would like to sec all the pupils  from th'is district attending the  flie Chilliwack high school he was  aware that any municipality had  the right, to asv for high school  provided they were, prepared to  maintain it. H was the duty of  every parent to give their children as good a.u education as possible amd he would like to see as  many high schools , cstab,ished as  possible. He was also in favor of  the idea of 'centralizing schools  and hoped some day it wodld be  accomplished He. was pleased to  see so many ratepayers present and  would he pleased, to help the  school board at any lime.  ��������� There were 130 ratepayers present; including ' 53 from Matsqui, 2-1  from' Sumas, the remainder from  fhe   townsite.  NOTICE' TO CONTRACTORS  Aldergrovc   School  ���������  Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tc:i  der-for Aldergrovc school,1"1 will be received by t he Honourable the Minister  of Public Works up to noon of Monday  the 1st day of .September, 1913 for  erection and completion of a twe-room  school and conveniences to Aldergrovc School, in the Chilliwack  School   District.  -Plans specifications, contract,' and  forms of tender may be seen on and  after the 'lth day of August, 1913,.  at the office of R.' A. Payne, sec  retary, school board, A.dergrove; Mr.  S. A. Fletcher,, Government Agent at  New West minster; or the Department  of Public Works, Victoria, B. C.  Intending tenderers can - obtain a  copy of plans and specifications for  the sum of ten dollars ($.10) by applying to the undcrsigncd.which wi;l  be returned on receipt of same in  good order.  Each proposal must be accompanied by an accepted bank cheque or  certificate of deposit on a chartered  bank of Canada, made payable to the  Honourable the Minister of Public  Works for a sum equal to ten percent of the tender, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline  to enter into contract when called  upon to do so, or if he fail to complete the Uork contracted ior. The  cheques or certificates of deposit of  unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them (Upon the execution of the  contract.  Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the forms supplied,  signed with the actual signature of-  the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes   furnished.  the lowest or any tend'.'r not necessarily accepted.  J. E. CrRIP'b'ITI-I,  Public Works  Engineer.  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, 13. C, August 1st, 1913.  W/TER      NOTICE  Application for a licence lo take  and use water will be made under the "Wufcr Act" of British Colli mb'i a, as   follows:���������  1. The naine. of the applicant is  T. A. Swift, Joseph Sanderson;  Edward Rutliig; James Murphy;  James McElroy; Bernard McElroy;  and   R.   J.   .Shortreed.  2. The address' of the applicant  is   Abbotsford,   13.   C.  3. The   name   of   the   stream      is  a   running   spring.  The stream has its source  the Vancouver, Victoria .& Eastern  Ry & Navigation Co.'s, right-of-way  hows iu a north-easterly direction,  und empties into ground on the  north side of- the Great Northern  right-of-way about three hundred  ami" thirty eight feet from  Oscar   Street crossing S. East.  4. The water is to be diverted  from tho spring on the north 'side  of the Vancouver,' Victoria & Eastern  Ry & Navigation.Co.'s right.of-wayy  about 338 feet, " cast from Great  Northern Railway crossing, over Oscar   Streejt.  5. The purpose for which , the  water will be used is Domestic and  household   purposes.  li. Thee land on- which, the water  is to be used is described as fol-  ows:- Lols'l-l, 15 and Hi, Block 50  Lots 7 and 8, Block 40, also Lots  IS, 19, 20, 21; 15 arttli 15a, Block  -io, all said lots within the town  of   Abbotsford.  7. The quantity of water applied for is as follows: Five hundred  gallons   per   day. .-   . .-  8.' This . notice was posted on the  the ground on the 28th clay of  July,   .1.913  9. A copy " of ' this notice and an  application pursuant thereto and to  the rcquirclmejits .of the. "Water  Act" will be filed in the office of  the Water Recorder., at New Westminster,   13.   C. '  Objections may be filed with- the  said Water Recorded", or with the  Comptroller of Water., Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  T. A. Swift; Joseph Sanderson;  Edward .Ruthig; James Murphy;  James McElroy; Bernard McElroy;  Bernard McElroy; R. J. Shortreed  Applicant.  . By   THOMAS   A.   SWIFT,   Agent.  5������J������f  .apr  (Associate   Members Can.. ��������� Soc. C. E.)  ��������� Civil Engineers---'  R.A.HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Office, next P. O. P.O.Box 11  SCREEN DOORS  Interior Finish and Cabinet  " Work.    Our  'work  guaranteed and prices on  the  rigot siciA  Jas, Hutchison  Opp. Posto/Iicc*  atsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY. B.C.  M. Mac-Donald.   1.1. Watson, Mgr-"  EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c  and  $1.00  per day  .First Class Grill and Bur in Connection.   Free Sample Room.  The leading Commercial  House  of the Eraser Valley.  Porfer meets all trains  _  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical prices.  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  Don't these sweltering days make you think 'oi  an ice cold drink, a heaping dis}i of ice cream,  or a juicy ice cream soda?   They do���������and  We have it  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  -  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and   Graining  and Carriage Painting    go to  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  SWIFTS'  Abbotsford Feed Store  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Paistor���������Rev. J. L.  Campbell, Ii.  A., B. D.        .  Services���������Sunday  school  10   a.m.  l-       Public Warship 11 ,a. rn.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public Warship 7.30 p. m.  Choiir Practice, Friday 8 p. m.  Meeting  far  Biblo    Study     and  Prayer "Wednesday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2.15 p.  m.  Public  Worship  3.30 p. m.  COME to Mission City on Labor Day,  J. H. JONES  Builder and Contractor=  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  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.  Kravoski  Abbotsford  lectric Light  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  lectric Power  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  , Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be eiven to all aDolicM,tinns for service from our lines.  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