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 ii  A  i'G  '-, >  s  \ VS^^-'  i<  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VIII.,, No.   20. '  r*..  4BB0TSF0RD,   B, C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1914  <a^^^c>8  *$1.00 PER Y������AB  o  t-  ���������^  =Frei  That's what you pay for and that's what you g'et,  by  dealing- with us.    We will  always make  it  a point to secure the best the market ��������� can    supply  us   in  THE   MATS^bl   COUNCIL  >oots  Prompt and careful delivery service   to1 all  ,  parts of town.  t  tore  J  3SBSBS32SB  MATSQUI   SCHOOL   ROARD  The regular monthly meeting of  the Matsqui school board was held  in the M. A. and H. Hall Gifford  on Saturday evening, Aug lst.  The full board was present with  %il\e chairman residing.  "Minutes of the previous meeting  were read and on motion approved  A number of communications were  'read and ordered filed.  On motion Trustee Phillips was  authorized to arrange for re-shingling of ..the Peardonville school and  the tarring of the same; and as well  the roofs of .the outbuildings.  The matter of a well for the Mats  <iui school was' considered and Chair  .man   Cruickshanks   was   empowered  by motion to  draw up specifications  .for the necessary well .  The matter of a request from  Messrs Beharrel and Smith re a drain  age outlet for the Matsqui school  was laid over for inspection.  The tender of Mr. Alex Purver for  supplying wood for (th_e Clayburn  ��������� school at $3.40 per cord being the  only tender received the awarding of  this contract was on motion left un  der tlie supervision  of Trustee  Con  roy.  y '.���������.';������������������.-' ..-   .".  , The secretary was instructed by  motion to notify the lessee of the old  Jubilee school that the board may  .requiro the building for school pur  poses during the incoming term.  ;. Accounts were ordered passed for  payment "as follows:  Bradner school, Bradner Supply Co.,  $9.05;  Clayburn school, Cooper Seldon Co.  $4.05 .  Jubilee schol, Clark and Stuart  $1.50; W. P. McCormick $6.00.  Matsqui school, Mrs. T. Smith $5  A. Stephen $2; J. A. Hargitt ....6.00.  Mt. Lehman school, Miss Effie Mc  Lean   $5.00.   .'.���������;;-..  Poplar school, M. Ware Copeland  BAILEY���������STRUTHERS  A quiet wedding but pretty wed -  ding took place at' Dennison B. C.  on Thursday, July 30th at one o'clock  when Miss Mary Cecellia Struthers  formerly of Sydenham, Ont., was united in marriage to- Mr. William Bailey. The wedding ceremony took  place at the residence of the groom,  and was performed by the Rev. Mr.  Reid, Presbyterian minister of Mt.  Lehman, in the orchard, under an  arch of evergreens, decorated with  dahlias and wedding bells. The bride  who was given away by Mr. R. Holland of South Port Mann, was becomingly attired in a dress of cream viol  with trimmings of blue satin and  shadow lace. She'wore a white  chiffon veil held in place' by a wreath  of roses and carried a bouquet of  white and pink sweet peas, mignonette and intermingling of fern. Miss  Alice Bailey sister of the groom  acted as bridesmaid and wore a  dainty white silk dress with trimming  of pink and a corsage bouquet of  pansies. The groom was supported  by his brother Mr. Jas. Bailey.  After the ceremony a dainty wed  ding breakfast was served    in    the  shade of the old cherry trees.  '. ���������.''.. ,.._*_ __..._.  The St. Matthews Sunday School  will hold a picnic on the grounds at  the residence of Reeve Munro at Vye  station on Tuesday afternoon, August  8th. All are invited to come and to  bring baskets.  Mrs. F. Wooler and , Mrs. Irving  spent a brief holiday enjoying 'the  sea breeze.'at White Rock, returning  to town Monday.  Salary account, Jas. Gibson $2 5.00  The  meeting  then  adjourned    to  meet at Gifford : on Saturday  afternoon, August 29th at 3 p. m.  The regular monthly meeting of  the Matsqui council was held in the  municipal hall oh Saturday, August  1, Reeve Merryfield presiding and all  members of the co,uncil in attendance  The minutes of the previous, meet  ing were read arid adopted as "read  Communications were received  from Messrs I-IenUerson & Taylor B.  C. b. S., submitting tentative plan  of .subdivision of. the 46.13 acre por  tion of the s. e.' quarter of 's. 15  t. 13. No action was taken as to  its acceptance or rejection. Also  pointing out the desirability of establishing the Ross Road through  the N. E. quarter and the S. E  quarter of section 15 township 13  This matter was' referred to coun  Melander ,with power to act.  . Inspector of Dykes notifying that  the court of revision would be held  in the public hall on Monday, July  20th. The clerk', stated that there  was an increase rof 19.41 acres in  the acreage of roads and he was in  form the inspector that they would  not pay the dyking tax on this.increase as it was;,not correct and.no  opportunity had been given to' appear at the Court , of ��������� Revision, the  notice having been received three  days after the court had sat.  R. C. Abbott, markets commission  er, submitting his weekly report of  July 27th.  ���������Farraiit'& Ste'iner    submitting the  proposed plan of" subdivision of the  S.W. quarter of'sec 35 tp. 13.    The  clerk was instructed to inform them  that-.a. profile o$r-.thc.__r.qad ...shown  through the  centre  of the property-  must-   be  furnished; -also   that   this  road   must' be .rough  graded   for  a  width of at least- seven feet on each  side of tlie< centre    line;    corduroy  must   be  laid   down   ten   feet   wide  across all wet or swampy places or  the road bed  or  swampy places  or  the road bed graded above the level  of the water with good road mater  ial; culverts of sufficient size to carry  all the water during the rainy season  must  be built at  all water courses  and the work must be of a substantial  nature and the road fit for vehicular  traffic at all seasons of the year.  Royal Columbian hospital giving  notice that one Dan Henry whose  residence was alleged to be Mt. Leh  man had been admitted as a patient  on the 2nd day of July.  Secretary of the Abbotsford Sumas  Agricultural association asking that  the promised donation of $100 towards the association .be forwarded  The council decided to issue the  cheque for this amount at the next  meeting.  . The following resolutions were  adopted:  That.Mr. E. G. Hooker be notified  to clean up the premises at the muni  cipal hall and grounds arid repair  the damage done to the building by  the children attending the Sunday  school picnic on July 29.  That Coun. Satchell be authorized  to expend a sum not to exceed $600  on the township line road west of  the Ross road and $IQ0 on the Mats  qui Mt. Lehman road  That Coun. Beaton be authorized  to have the brush cut on the River  side road from the village to- the  river by day labor. Y  That Coun. Melander be authorized to burn the slash on the Gien  more road from the gulch north to  the Downes road.  That Coun. Melander be authorized  to take the necessary steps .to safe  guard the bridge at Long's hill again  st lire.  That the Harris road be gravelled  from the Riverside road to the C. P.  R. approach; also that in ordering  the gravel 100 yards be ordered, the  balance to be laced on roads in Ward  IV. -at the discretion of the Coun. I  Beaton  That the demand note for $1500  be signed by the reeve and finance  committee and the clerk under au  thority of the Matsqui Temporary  Loan Bylaw, 1914. No/'2.  Tenders, p_4-.  Ditching on the International baun  dary road:  I-I.   Skipworth    $150  W.   W.   Stafford    .'     85  E.   G.   Hooker   :    '80  P.   R.   Welch     72  A. F.  Sinclair     54  W. T. Prosoloski      45  It.   Pearson    :������     50  . The latter was given the contract  Grading the South LeFeuvre road:,  A.   Zollner    $150.00  E. G.  Hooker  147.505  Ben   Murphy     128.00  A.  F.   Sinclair    118.00  The latter was awarded the con  tract. -      L  Stumping and grading the Hunting  don road:-  IT'.   Skipwtfrth    :.'. $250.00  P. R. Welch  '.   178.00  E. G.  Hooker  175.00  J.   Murphy      169.00  C. E. Gepliart  '.   165:00  The latter was awarded the con  tract.  The laid over, contract, on the  Ware road was awarded to A. E.  Brown and the time allowed for the  completion of the work was extended  to August 31st.  Bills Presented for Payment  Loan to school board, $500; Jas.  Williams cutting thistles on Mt Leh  man road ward I.-, $10.50; J. E. Ber  ger, caps, fuse and powder bought  tor.;, ward,_I.,__($36.30; Jjifford store,  nails for culvert on township line  read ward 2, $2.15; J.J. Gatenby,for  work on road leading east from Di L.  Group   2,   $63.00; "Jubilee  Hill,  SHOULD HAVE A POUND ACT  To arrest a cow and to assess a  fine on her is something new, but  that Is exactly what happened in th������  town {his week.  A bovine belonging to one: of, our  townspeople -, was recently found .��������� to  be peacefully grousing���������no browsing'  in the garden patch of,another well  known citizen. i This irate.,citizen  took the law in his own hands in  the absence of a poundkeeper, arreBt  ed the cow and tied:her up'and on  the failure of "bossy" coming thro'  with the necessary coin the owner  was notified that the cow ��������� would . be  held until the sum of. $2 was forth  coming, to \ cover damage--to,-the &ar  den and the costs of court.    He paid  Abbotsford is contributing . her  share to the defence of .the' Empire  Messrs Ferguson, Dudden; Hary Ham  mond and Mr. Pegran left on-Monday  where they will join the Chilliwack  corps 104th Regiment who are now  in the ��������� Terminal City.  SU1>IAS  COUNCIL MEETING  ���������-'i.  ^ The Regular meeting of the.Sumas  council was held, in the Municipal  Hall on Saturday, ast-present the  Reeve and Councillors McKenzle, Aus  tin and Straiton.      y "^y        '���������-  Minutes of the. previous meeting,  read and adopted as read.  ,'   The following bilhj were, passed for  payment:     ,.  School salaries and.incidentals  ..;....: .'.���������...,....:.-.:..7::-|409.1i&.  Cutting. Thistles .   ���������      ,  G.. Hal'letV1' ~.1U..'..'   J"''Qtll1'1''" ������--*>.".>.���������"���������'HJ'-t :������. rj> Jk^SJ.  ��������� KJvtiA m m m m *a������ m ���������-������ a * ���������> ������ ��������� * * -- ������������������ ������������������ ���������������  W ���������   JP OOK.S  ��������� ���������.,..������������������*.-���������.������������������..*���������>..*  Road Work  ..:., >, 1:50  r.V.-'"^!86"  .....       5.50  rf*������.?������������' <��������� l     ���������*;<* ������������������  *.,   ulUui,  ������,,   .puo.vU,   ouunOT  x������������, J- Farmer ,refund -..  ward 2,James Allan $7.13, Roy Gib F- Wells, refund ....  5.50.  6.00  sen  $7,13;  Allan road, James Allan  A. Knox, interest : :     16.65  $16.67, Roy Gibson.,$13.87; Pember-  ton  road,  L.  McKinnon,   $24.00,  W.  Bailey $32.50, J. Pennington, $13.75  F. Carmichael, $10.00;  J. Bailey $5  R. Donaldson $2.50; John Dennison  from   previous timesheeti  ....12.50;  John Croy blacksmith repairs $9.05;  slashing township line road L. McKin  non $2.50; J.'Pennington. $7.50;  H.  Milne $5.00; Abbotsford Timber'and  Trading  Company  lumber for  Aber  deen  cemetery  $4.64;  Levelling the  dirt on Harris road Joe Frederickson  $23.75;  H. Frederickson  $23.75;  J.  Lindstrom   ....11.8 8;   to   be   aid   by  wards 2, 3 and 4, $59.38; Work on  Matsqui village road H. Frederickson  $6.00; R. Robb $6.00; P. A. Johnson  ....2.00; P. A. Johnston,, cutting the  thistles on roads in ward 4 $11.25;  en Lot 2, D. L.  410  $5.50;  Martin  Ellison, cutting thistles on roads in  ward 4, $5.00; on Lot 17, D..L. 200,  $6.75; Drs. Walker and Kenny, medi  cal services for John Clark $15.00;  \V. T. Prosoloski, cutting thistles on  Aberdeen road.63 on N. Yi- N. W. 22,  13, $2.00; P. Ross, work on Sinclair  road  cast  $49.50;   M.  Pihl,  hauling  lumber for Aberdeen cemetery $12.-  50;   International   Boundary     road  east of the Ross road.H. Skiworth $5  \V.'T.  Stafford  $5;  W.  W.  Stafford  $1.25;Clark and  Stuart,    collector's  roll, $18.10; E. W. King, police mag  istrate trial at Gifford $4.20; Hallert  read H. S. Phinney $58.32; H. Fred  rickson  $73.34;   H.  Benson   $18.67;  J. T. Swans'on $24.00; R. A. Baynes  $16.00  T.   Bradner    $41.50;     John  Johnson!;dG2;0n.-..-Bt   ETAOI   INN  Benson $10.00 A. C. Gustafflon $22  67;   Joe   Frederickson   $8.00;   John  Clialaon $14.50; K. Gillies $6.25; C.  Purver,'gravel ;$9.20; Aberdeen cem  etery fenco John Catto $31.50; Jos.  Catto  $20.00;  W.  Macey $6.30.  Ross road repairs P. Jackman $12  50;  C. PellekaiB $7.50.  Huntingdon road H. Peardon $33.  .7.5: C. Gephardt $18.00; G. Taylor  $10.87; R. Peardon $20.25;  H. Williams, blasting shovel $1.50,  iron bar $1.75;  J. A. Gledhill, pow-  That the  school board be  loaned  der and caps for ward I., $50.00 J.  the sum of $500 Sinclair road M. Sinclair $12.50;  J. Rawlson,'subscription'     ....    '5.00.  Clerk saary and, extras ........    32.25  O. Blatchford,, constable       13.50  J.W. Bromwell, ditching 326.75  From. C. Beebe re ditch.-. Laid over  . Abbotsford Sumas Agricultural Association. " '?  Indian Agent re. Reserve.  Interviews  T. Haugh asking for outlet. Coun.  Straiton to report:-  W. H. Fadden re ditch on Straiton  road.  That the appropriation to the agri  cultural association be paid as soon  as funds will permit. .    , _  That the clerk be. authorized to  collect at once theamount due from  H. Vanderhoof on Bromwell ditch  contract.  That the balance of the Bromwell  contract account be paid up.  That W. H. Fadden be instructed  to put in a tile culvert on Straiton  road opposite his gate.  Report of Reeve and Coun. McKen  zie on McKenzie road bridge recommended three new stringers 'and oth  er repairs. Council ordered tuts work  to be done  ������mT'cal'������rn������^  $22.50; W. Macey $7.50; J. A. Gledhill $11.70.  John -LeFeuvre, assisting in ' the  preparation of the collector's roll |25.  C M. C, July sa lary $50.00;ex  penses re audit $6.00; highway act  .25; postage $11.25; pencils .50  Beaton Satchell that the bills be  passed for, payment and cheques issued therefor.    Carried.  Bylaws  The Temporary Loan Bylaw 1914,  No. 2, was considered adopted and  finally passed signed by the reeve  and sealed with  the corporate  seal  The Highway bylaw establishing  the South Bell road was regularly  passed through the first, second and  third readings. This road is to be  of a width of forty feet on the east  era boundary of D. L. 203, and from  the township line road south to the  Clayburn road.  The council then adjourned to meet  in the municipal hall September 5th  at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.  ���������bhshweje; THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. 6. ~  yZRZfr  ������>���������������<���������"  23332S2  3=3=  S3*  KS5B ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal davoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Adve'rtisiing  rates   made  known   on   application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   agin'   the   Government  FRIDAY,   AUGUST-14,   1������M  There used to be an idea that war  in   one   part  of  the   world   brought  prosperity in    another    because    it  brought high prices for the time being.    The Crimean war brought high  pries for the- Canadian farmers, but  it brought after it the greatest    depression, that was ever    known    in  Canada? so that it is surprising    to  find that'Mr| E. II. Garver, commercial agent of the Bureau of Foreign  and Domestic Commerce, Chirago, is  credited, with making    a    statement  that a general European war, with a  consequent  destruction  of   European  crops, would bring increased prosper  ify;/to'',the  Canadian   and   American  faruier-and would" at the same time  stimulate business activity in almost  every:- line.    He seems to  have been  living in the past.    If the crops are  destroyed or unharvested in Europe  it might bring some extra money for  this side of the-Atlantic, by creating  famine prices in Europe, but famine  prices there would also bring famine  prices here- and the consumer who is  finding the cost of living here  now  sufficiently great-would  find it  still  greater.    The price of other- articles  would advance and the farmer would  ���������find that the purchasing price of his  dollar'\would   be  greatly   decreased.  -The Montreal Herald Telegraph,    in  discussing this subject says:  ;.' The  economic  evils  of  war   have  been sufficiently demonstrated during.  the past couple of years:    The wars  ard up to the mark. Growers are  strongly advised ' to bring ' in more  varieties of garden truck and larger  .quantities! .These should be clean  and neatly bunched and displayed in  a manner so that the buyer can see  at a glance the varity and quality  offered. As regards plums and apples this market can handle a much  larger supply it these were sent in  properly graded and packed.'  Prices  Potatoes, $18 per ton; carrots, 2  bunches for uc beets, 2 bunches for  5c; turnips, 2 bitches for '5c; beans  2 lbs for 5c; peas 4' lbs for 15c' A  fine .sample of Windsor broad beans  were offered and sold slow. Cauliflower .LOc and 15c per head; Cabbages, 5c and 10c per head; corn 30c  and 40c per dozen; raspberries 2  found good.. Very few backberries  25 per crate; butter 3!Jc to 40c; eggs  35c to 40c. Largo offering of poultry at usual prices. Young pigs sold  for $2.50 to $5.00 each.  Vancouver  The wholesale row lias not been as  lively during the "week as formerly  owing no doubt to the heavy buying  of flour and suganand butter brought  about by the "fear of future war  prices." Apples peaches cots and the  plums from the Okanagan have cap  tured the row and wholesalers tell  me that if they can get a regular sup  ply of Britsh Columbia fruits they  are ready and willing to give them  in  the  Balkans  and ,ih- Mexico  and the preference. Fraser Valley apples  the generally unsettled condition of  affairs in Europe have been directly  responsible for a good deal of Ameri  can hard times. It has been calculat  ed in the case of a general European  war it would cost $50,000,000 a day  to maintain the armies in the field  During .this time as is seen commerce  and industry Is receiving a setback  which will throw hundreds of thous  ands out of employment. These will  have to .be supported or will starve  ���������'. War apart from its inhumanity, is  an economic waste and blunder of the  . very first order. \ Mr. Carver, if he  is correctly reported, makes a mistake hardly pardonable by a school  .boy, but; utterly inexcusable in a man  '-who professes to be a financial and  commercial expert.  <' Happily, there are not many who  take such a view of war, economically  though there may be a few, even in  Canada. The world is so bound to  gether now that if one nation suffers  all the others must suffer with it to  some extent.���������Ex.  The desire for numbers possesses  alike the small village and the great  ��������� city, the gigantic empire and the  weak nation. It is partly explained  when nations become . obsessed with  the tribal impulse of war.  ; We are prone to think that during  the present war the real news is  slow in coming to us. During the  war, of 1812-14 the last battle to be  fought was the battle of New Orleans  The Treaty of Ghent closed the war  and was signed on the 24th of December, 1814; the battle of New Orleans was fought on the eighth of  January,' 1815. In those days it took'  hews.a;long time to cross the Atlantic; Ocean. A parallel case was that  orthe'.;battle of-Toulouse, fought on  ('he'tenth"'of April, 1814. though Napoleon sBonaparte had abdicated five  days before. Neither Wellington or  Soult :'knew of the abdication until  after the battle wa3 fought.  and plums, are coming in in fair  quantities and are demanding good  prices where the grade and pack is  found god. Very few blackberries  are offerin and the demand is still  weak. Owing to the Fraser Valley  having no organization whereby the  shipments can be properly distributed, growers are advised to divide  their shipments among a number of  wholesalers instead of shipping all  to one house, as this fruently caus  es a house to slump owing to having  received an over supply.  , ��������� City Market  This market is handling large  quantities of farm produce and from  indications witnessed.at their regular  auction sale last Thursday, August  4th are able to obtain good prices  and ready sale for all good, quality  produce offered. Poultry! put under  the hammer was disposed' of quickly  at the following prices: jWhite Leg  horn hens, 60c each: large .'.breeds  80c; broilers, 40c to 60c each;' ducks  13 to 14c per lb.  A large, quantity of apples were  sold at prices from 90c to $1.60 per  box, well packed and graded bringing  as much as 75c per box more than  those put up in the "jumble pack"  method. Plums 80c to 90c per case  while Okanagan cots No. 2 sold very  quickly at $1.00 per box. Tomatoes  (hothouse) $1.30 to $2.00 accord  ing to grade and quality.  The manager here as well as at the  New Westminster market was very  emphatic as regards the better pack  ing and grading of fruit a ready sale  for good stuff at good prices' while  poorer stuff was aways ' sow at any  price.  JUST A SP1UG OF  MO U A'TA1X HI]ATHER  MARKETS COMMISSIONER  :   WEEKLY REPORT  New Westminster  A larger crowd than usual attended  the city market on Friday last and  buying was more brisk than an the  .. previous'market day.    This was very  . noticeable ��������� at the  dairy  and  garden  truck co'untera.      There was a much  ...larger supply of garden truck on sale  by the farmers than a week ago and  this found ready buyers at good prices.    Several  cases  of   plums  were  disposed of early in the day and apples were snapped up quick at prices  from 80 cents to $1.25 per box, according to the quality.    This market  affords a splendid opportunity for the  farmers to dispose of their products  direct to the consumer.      But grow  ers must bear In mind that a public  market is not to be used as a "dump  ing" place for Inferior products.Produce sent into the public markets is  put on view before hundreds of con  Burners, who expect to find there the  best that the land will produce, and  it lies entirely    with    the    growers  whether- he  Is  able  to   get   a  good  fair   price   for  his   produce   or' not,  as the consumer 1b there ready and  willing to buy if he finds the stand-  An  unusual  government  publication has been issued by the Dominion  .'Parks .branch of. the Department of  Interior. ' it consists of a, small souv  enir  booklet artistically  bound      in  duplex leather wild grass pepper and  lied with an oliye green cord.    The  lettering is embossed in gold and a  very unique design has been chosen  for the cover.    The latter is cut. out  so  as to  form  a  sort of  frame  an  in this is inset a spray of Canadian  heather from the Rocky    Mountain  Park, the purplish flowers of the .heather  against  the  wood  brown   ba--;k  ground making a very attractive color  combination.    The matter  is  sol  up in 10 point Caslon Old Style type  and the booklet is illustrated through  out with vignettes of scenes in  the  Banff and Yoko Parks printed in gold  olive by the offset method.    By the  method,  which has so far been  but  little  used  in  Canada, the  dilricvlfy  which   formerly   existed   in   priutii.g  half tones on anything but    smooth  faced paper has been overcome.    The  process involves taking the impression from the plate on a cylinder cov-  ered with a rubber blanket and then  transferring  or  offsetting  it  to   the  paper  which  is  carried    around    a  third cylinder.  , It will no doubt be a matter of  surprise to many to learn that Canada possesses a heather of her own  This  plant  is  not,   as it   has" some  times been called, a "poor relation"  of the Scotch heather, but has a fam  ily   connection   arid   standing   of  its  own well recognized by botanists, and  is nearly allied- to the heather of the  British   Isles.    The   book   gives    an  interesting  account  of  the    locality  from which the,souvenir was gather  ed,  Simson  Pass, about thirty miles  south of Banff, and of some, of the  legends  and  stories  connected   with  the heather in other lands. Its main  purpose, ' is  however to  call tlie attention of Canadians to the National  Parks oli the Dominion,  not only to  the attractions they offer to  ' those  who are able to visit them, but also  to. their value in the national    life.  Their   commercial   potentialities   are  somewhat startling. ���������    It   is   pointed  out that owing to the increasing mod  em taste for travel, striking scenery  has become on$ of the most valuable  sources of revenue a nation can poss  ess.    The tourist revenue of Switzerland per year is placed at 150 million  dollars that of France at 600 million  that  of  Italy  at  over   100   millions.  The sum  which Americans annually  spend abroad is estimated at tho cnor  nious  total   of  live   hundred   million  dollars.    It  would  appear  therefore  that the  creation of national   parks  which are one of the best means of  attracting and  providing  for tourist  travel, may well be considered as it  is now being,considered in the United  States, as a solid business proposition  ' It   is   on   other   grounds   however  than the commercial       that  the parks lay claim to recognition.  Chief of these is an aid to producing  ellicient citizens. , These great natural reserves are reservoirs of vitality  for the race. As an antidote to the  ills of over civilization and the cuin  plcx life of modern cities, they offer  the opportunity for life in the wild  emess and the best sort of recreation  where Tresh air, sunshine and beauti  ful naural scenery are combined. The  problem of the preservation of the  vhality of the race is admitted by all  conservationists today, to be the first  o" all conservation problems and the  i-alue 0'i p-iri s, pluy grounds and  rjcreation in >bi������ respect is each year  bif-ing given a lc.rge place.  The edu3i'.ional arc! patriotic :u-  fiur>uce of the Parks is also touched  uion as well iu tue v.ork which l'.e  Dominion Parks Bianch is,doing In  tia' preservation oi i ntive wild life il  connection with the buffalo,- elk, ant-  eiope, etc., as"well as of historic parks  as a means of prevention for our historic sites, many of .which we are  allowing to disappear.  A new line of. development which  is worthy of consideration, is suggest  ed, viz: the provision of National  Parks near oiir congested centres of  population. All modern town plan  ning makes provision for-' parks and  play grounds within the city itself,  but while these are useful and nee  essary they provide a means of recreation for a few hours at most. The  national parks would reserve large  areas where poeple would be free to  go for as long as they desired. Such  parks would be, in reality, 'people's  estates' and would afford to the ord  inary citizen many of the advantages  which the man of wealth possesses  in his country state. ��������� In the words of  the booklet they would be "places  where the poor could get a summer  cottage or camp site for a nominal  rental, where boys and' men could  camp and fish and study nature,  where the sick and delicate could find  new stores of health in the great out  of doors, by right of citizenship, with  out leave or hindrance of anyone."  There is still within easy reach of  many of our large cities, land avail  able for such a purpose which is  either public domain or procurable  at low cost. It would seem worth  while considering the advice given  by Ambasador Bryce in Ottawa, be  fore his return to England, namely  that the time to set aside public do  main for the future needs of the  people is now, not when the encroachments of civilization have rendered  this almost impossible.  BERLIN'S   FILTRATION   PLANT     what is supposed to be aqua pura.  The Berlin; Ont, water commission took steps recently, to have a  filtration plant installed at the lake  on Shoemaker Avenue. Work will  begin at once and is expected to be  completed by September 1st. The  water which was , previously taken  from the Glasgow street well is too  hard. ���������  Many water companys are now installing filters,at the source of the  water supply in order to protect the  users from having a "nasty taste" in  A LUCKY ACCIDENT  A ldy in Chatham, Ont., who had  fell on a pavement,dislocating her hip  elven years ago, had' a remarkable  accident a few weeks ago, when she  fell on her, injured hip, which has  troubled her ever, since her first ac  cident and was taken home in a  taxicab.. On getting up a few days  after she found to her surprise that  the hip was back in joint again and  their mouth after"drinking" a glass of | she could stand as upright as ever.  f  (e,  i  ^=  G  PENNY WISE  The corporation of Nelson, Lane,  chose this week when 75 per cent  of the people are oh holiday, to econo  mise in the water supply. The pres  sure was so great however that a  main burst in Railway street, tearing  up the roadway for about 300 yards  and 250,000 gallons of water, were  wasted. Streets wore turned into  rivers, and houses were flooded.���������Ex  GIANT RHUBARB  Mr. W. Tubb it. Bekenba..i has  pulled a stick of rhubarb, with a  circumference of six inches and a  half at the base. The length from  the tip of the eaf to the base of  the stock was 5 feet 6 inches. Four  stalks weighed seven pounds.  =?fo  Now Kx-los Kroin  Abbotsford to Aldergrovo 10 for Throe Minutes  Abbotsford to Mission   ....JO for Three Minutes  Abbotsford to Otter  20 for Three Minutes  "    ��������� ' , ' *  Also special night rates between 7 p.  m. and 8 a. m. to all points in British  Columbia. Three times the. regular  day period for the regular day rate.  Make appointments any time during the day.  B. C. Telephone Co., Ltd.  y  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McKENZIE  nsurance  Insure your horses and cattle in  case of accident or death  A valuable Mare is worth insuring, so are  the other farm stock. See me as to cost  of this kind of insurance, which is very  reasonable.  Abbotsford  ^  <��������� ill  "01  j  ' Wi  li  m  -if  t'.i  <(1  5*om������F������s*WW2iCTT3g5S3SE^  Mi& ������*������*���������������-  ��������� teto ABBbTSPORb p6st, Amotsford, fe 6.  /^  -*~i    'rr"i-i^������    in-��������� ������������������   'i  *"ift|-JCTT< rTl- -  MAtmJAMUl���������������������^MJ^j  **AUt^^ftbutitatI  THIS CHINESE WERE IGNORED  A record crowd was in attendance  at New Westminster weekly market  on Friday last. This was due to the  coolness of the weather and the'fact  that the farmers throughout the Fra  ser Valley could not work on their  crops on account of the heavy rains  of the previous day.' With the large  attendance there was also an unusual  big supply of all varieties of produce  The demand for -./h'ite' grown vege  tables was'greater man any time dining the summer Several of the city  residents refused to buy 'anything  but the goods that were raised by  the white farmer. They totally ignor  ed the, Chinamen who had their vege'  tables   tastefully   arranged. One  deplorable fact of the market was  that the white vendors were forced  to lower their prices so as to com  pete with the Orientals. The prevail  ing price for string beans and -'green  peas by the whites was five cents  per pound while that of the Orientals  was only 2 1-2 cents the'pound. In  order to sell their supplies the, whites  made their prices accordingly. Carrots,' beets and radishes sold by the  Chinese were three bunches for five  cents and the farmers' was'two bunches for five cents. Tliese prices  were also fixed so as to be the same  Sweet corn was a new feature on  the market and sold very rapidly for  thirtyfive cents the dozen.- The Orientals were, the only vendors to have  shoes now in stock to be cleared out  at cost price, including English K Boots, the  regular price of which are $6.00, 6.50 and  7.50 for $4.50, $5.50 and $6.00 per pair.  Prices on other lines cut as low.  Call and see this offering. You can not  possibly secure anything like"_ the value for  the money elsewhere.  Abbotsford  OSB;  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  m     i i   m**&iimfUtVl**m������H*t)'i  'irTHm;i+r.,u"w  '^>^i^S^S!S^k  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  V  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelleid shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  the district, and industries already established,  33  the vegetables, seeing they had a coiner oh the corn they raised the price  from 2 5 cents per dozen to thirty  five cents. Another new feature was  celery selling at 5 cents a bunch. Potatoes remained at $1.25 a sack or  $20 per ton.  '  Autumn fruits consisting of apples  and plums.were in abundance. The  apples going at 80 cents to $1.25 per  box while the plums sold at 60 cents  to 75 cent's the box. There-was a  good supply of blackberries but the  demand was not very great. A few  raspberries and loganberries were  also _ on sale. Some currants sold at  8 to 10 cents a pound.  There, was also a larger supply of  meats and poultry with the usual  'prices prevailing in both sections  Chickens, live weight, went at i6  cents to 19 .cents'the pound, .while  chickens for broiling purposes went  at 18 to 20 cents the pound. Spring  chickens dressed were 22 cents while  hens dressed were 18 to 20 cents  a, ound. Young pigs sold for $2.50  to $5 each.  ', The price'.of eggs remained firm at  35 to 40 cents a dozen, retail, and  3 0 to 35 cents per dozen wholesale  Butter in. large quantities was 35 to  40 cents' the pound retail and 25  cents ,a pound wholesale. -Devonshire  cream was a ready seller at the stationary price of 45 cents the pint.  Honey was in -ready demand at 25  cents the pound. Extracted honey  by the jar was 25 and 30 cents. A  new feature in this section was apple  jelly going at 10 cents for a jelly  glass.  Fresh herring and spring salmon  predominated in the fish department  and sold at last week's price.' Sturg-  geons and shad were also good sellers  BRITAIN'S IRISH ADMIRAL  Great Britain has. been fortunate  in having her home fleet mobilized  and ready for-action at the moment  when war clouds loomed up suddenly  on the Austrian Servian frontier. Mo-  blized at Spithead for review by the  King last month, men and ships are  all found and in fighting trim.  Among the old acquaintances  which Britain's sailor King found on  board the flagship, the Iron Duke,  was the commander of the home  fleets. Admiral Sir George Astley  Callaghan K. C. B. An Irishman of  the 'old fighting breed, the man on  whom, the British nation now relies  in the hour" of danger is known  throughout the navy as a brilliant  stddier and officer. He was.naval A  D. C. to the late King whose judgment regarding men seldom erred.  Edw.ird VII. formed a very high op  inion of his^ character and capabilities as a naval officer. Callaghan was  one of the men spotted by Edward  VII. as a coming man. ' .He has work  ed his way up by sheer merit to his  present responsible position, and is a  general favroite in the senior service  Blue Ribbon of Service. '   '  As Admiral of the home fleets, he  has command of several fleets, and  his command bestows upon him the  blue ribbon of the.naval profession.  His saary is ������1,825 a year, augment-:  ed by table money of ������1,642 i.$8,-  200) not a big salary, when compared  with the "plums" in other walks of  life. His term of appointment will  expire in December, by which time  history will have been made. Ihe  strong point in his favor is that he  belongs to no clique, and in this res  pect sets an admirable precedent and  which enables him to keep the navy  out of political controversary.  Admiral Sir George Callaghan  speaks Hindustani like a native  land knows every branch of the trade  | from gun efficiency to seaplane fight  ing He first saw the light in Cork,  sixty-three years ago and has filled  several important commands, including the Mediterranean. In the Box-  ertrouble of 1900 he commanded (he  British naval brigade in the march to  Pekin. and was mentioned in despatches.  His Flagship.  The flagship of the home fleets on  which Admiral Sir George Callaghan  flies his pennant is the Iron Duke.  This war ship is one of the latest  super-Dreadnoughts, and was commis  ioned for the first time only a few  months ago. She is 25,000 tons, car  ris ten 13.5 and twelve 6-inch guns  The entire fleets under his command  number two hundred ships all told  including 55 battleships of Dreadnought and, pre-Dreadnou'ght types  four battle cruisers, twenty seven  cruisers, seventyeight torpedo beat  destroyers, and other auxiliary vessels. In addition, the fleets have a  large number of sea-planes and air  ships, which will doubtless play a  spectacular and useful part in any  engagements that may take place.  The Man of The Hour.  In the fighting turret of the Iron  Duke Admiral Callaghan occupies  the post of danger and honor, and it  is no exaggeration to say that hia  mysterious departure from Portaud  with his fighting sea dogs, and tho  glamor of uncertainty as to his object  ive, make him at this juncture the  man of the hour.  to be held at  Visit the Exhibition, but better be  an Exhibitor.  Excellent programme of Sports,  Baseball and Football  Matches  Entry forms and   full information  from the Secretary of the  Association or the  President  tural Associations  tsfor d, ;B. C.  n Illlllfllil lllii  >j vicj)- - * *  vriti     ABBOTSFORD   P0S1  ABBOtSFWD.   B.   0. .  ^..k^.ui  j^mamyrogaa^^  have rapidly advanced in prices during the last  few- days, but we are in- a position to quote prices which will prove,  at-the present time, most satisfactory to, the careful buyer  ise you lo buy NOW before, a��������� further'advance takes  for prices at our store before purchasing elsewhere. ���������   You'll be glad  you  -*i  fc  Three pounds ��������� for  ��������� ���������  a*  s\  ^  w  Our   Groceries,  Provisions,  good as the best*  town  ^mmu^m^mstmBmsmsmm^mmff^  Rev.   E.   G.   Robb   preaches   next  Sunday in the Presbyterian,church.  BORN���������To Mr. and Mrs. A. McCrae  of'Rockfort.Wash., on the 10th inst  a son.  BORN���������To   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Stevens,  Vye, B. C, Aug. 12th, a son.     .'  Mr. and Mrs. P. Peele and family  were visitors at White Rock on Sat  urday returning to town Sunday ac  companied by Master Percy Peele  who had been in camp there with  the Boy Scouts.  Mr. and Mrs. James Hall of Bramp  tori, Ont., are visiting B. C. and  spent this week at the Manse."  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Smith returned  Monday from White Rock where they  have been holidaying.  Mr. E. Peckham, formery propiet-  or of the Abbotsford Hotel, is a vis  itor in town this week.  Mrs. F. Sutherby is visiting friends  in jLadner this week.  j/tii  Mr.  Gillies of Sumas Pra'.rie  was  ani Abbotsford visitor this week.  Goun.   Beaton   of   Matsqui  was   a  business visitor in town this week.  Baseball game on the new ' ball  grounds Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. J. D. Ware of Vancouver is  visiting with Mrs. H. Alanson for a  few  days.  Mrs. Eby, Mrs. King and Mrs. Bar  rett are spending a few days camp  ing at Belrose.  Mr. and Mrs. Chapman are remov  ing* the household effects to New  Westminster, where they will take up  their residence in the future.  THAT   LOOK  OP  SATISFACTION  is in the face of every man  fresh from his morning plunge.  But whether the plunge Is a delight, or an unpleasant task to  hurry through, : depends on  your bathroom. We can put In  ail the new improvements and  fixtures, in your bathroom at  most reasonable prices.  WM. ROBERTS  ^       Plumbing Shop  %-ettinery Bldp Abbotuford  MARRIED���������On Sunday,    Aug  1914, at the Manse, Abbotsford, B.  C., by Rev. J. L. Campbell, Miss Ethel  Mary Smith, Lewesdon, Eng., to Mr.  Ernest Edgar Rix of Abbotsford, B.  C, formerly of Surbiton Surrey, Eng  Mrs. Currie who has been under  the doctor's care at the Sumas hospital, Sumas, is reported so' much  better as to be able to return home  shortly.  Miss Ella Shepherd of Nan^,imo  who has ben the guest of Mrs. W.  Longfellow, who returned last week  from a visit with her friend Mrs. J.  Eliott,  Nanaimo.  The local school will open for the  fall term on Monday, August 24th,  One new teacher will be found on  its.staff in the person of Miss Ruby  hTmoas, to fill the vacancy caused  by the resignation of Miss Waugh.  Mr. A. Sutherland will again be the  principal; Miss Thomas will have the  charge of the second division; Miss  McDonald the 3rd division and Miss  Laxton will have the 4th division.  don Walters, Edward Sasseville, Jno  Shortreed, Donald Fraser,-Manlius  Zeigler, J. Heath, Scout Master and  Assistant Scout -Master" W. Morgan.  Thursday, July 30th���������Went under  canvas White Rock; travelled by auto to camp; splendidly treated by  everyone; for first time in camp the  majority of the boys showed up  especially fine; camping is the best  test as to discipline, etc., and major  ity of members of the Abbotsford  and District Troop came up .to the  standard; and can be relied upon to  do   their   duty  anywhere.  Enjoyed, lovely   weather   and   sea  bathing was much appreciated by all  . Boys were under supervision of S.  M. J. Heath and A. S. M. W. Morgan  August 5th���������Boys and officers  acted as guard of honor to military  officers at White Rock on the occas  ion of public meeting, called to form  an army unit for service during war  A great tribute was paid the Scouts  by-the speakers. The Scouts led in  the National Anthem at the close of  a very patriotic meeting.  August (Jth���������Troop returned home  ==fc\  THE  COMING  SOLDIERS OF R.  C.  The  BoyScouts  have  returned  to  Abbotsford after a pleasant camping  at White Rock.    The names of  the  boys   who   enjoyed   the   outing   are  | Harold Walters, George Hart, Patrol  J Leader, Joe Olsen, Percy Peele, Gor-  The Successful Portrait  must be an interpretation as  well a_s a likeness, must catch  something of the mood and mystery of the sitter, as well as the  more salient features and .expressions.  We have made portrait work  a special study, and our studio  has all the modern equipment  for making photography a fine;  .art. ���������.���������.-  The Royal Studio  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  every member being sorry that camp  ing was over but looking brown and  healthy, and much improved in every  way. - J.\H.  KILN DRIED Board Ends cau now  be   obtained   from  the   mill Order  at once while the stock lasts. $2.50  for a large double wagon-box full delivered Cheapest and best summer  wood you can buy.  Abbotsford Timber & Trading Co.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Conneetisn. Mission City  E. O. Bruhdage  Painter and Decorator  M you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at practical  prices  K. MCMENEMY  Horseshoer and General  Blacksmith  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  Repairs  First-class Carriage Painter in  Connection  There are many lines of work about the farm which may be don  by the electric current to great advantage. The first cost of installing a small motor is insignificant compared with the time and  labor which will be saved by its work at a small cost for current  Pumping water, grinding feed, sawing wood, operating cream separators, churns, etc., are classes of farm work for which electricity  is now generally used.  The provision of electric ourrent also makes It possible for you  to have the convenience of modern lighting as weir as the facilities for using electric labor saving apllances such as Irons,  Washing Machines, etc., in the house.  See our Light and Power representative at Abbotsford if you  are interested in saving of time and labor made possible by using.  tli6 Gl������ctric current.  SEE THIS APPLIANCE AT OUR SALESROOMS.  B. C. Electric  LIGHT & POWER OFFICE ADJOINING^ STATION,   ABBOTSFORD  ^!  pJSi.y.'-  %��������� A  '������������.  sigga^^


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