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 warn  bt  \ A  s\~)      ��������� <     [j  fte  m  m  mi  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND,LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII:, No.    15.  'Abbotsford, b. a, Friday,. Aug22, 1913.  8  .00    FERA  YEAR  for the famous  preserving  an-agan  j which.  S THE'  We handle the Schram and E-Z  Pre^servingijars in all sizes.  GRADED SCHOOL NOW  BEING ASKED  re  \=:  ENTION OF FARMER'  INSTITUTES TO BE HELD  J  LABOR    DAY IN    MISSION CITY.  On Monday, September 1st, the, peo  ulo of Mission City will celebrate  tliek- "sixth Labor Day anniversary.  It is expected' that large numbers  will be present from .the outside" as  41 is ^plnnnned to give a good  day's sport. The day will begin by  having - anotheir grand Calithumpi-  an parade, the same as last year  then there -will be-a little horse racing, for which fairly good prizes  will be given. In '.' the afternoon  athletic sports will take - place ' in  -the agricultural grounds. These arc  now a special v feature - of the Fraser Valley and are known far and  near as the best sports of the sea  son held at any point. The competition is always keen 'and the  number of contestants is always a  pleasing feature, anh of great interest. Last year the Fatman's race  was an event that will not long  be forgotten when the name of  Labor Day at Mission C,ty is spok  en of. Many of the same heavy  weights are again in training. The  .tug-of-war between the locals and  all pomers was hard to���������'beat-and  sonic of those, defeated arc of opinion that they are going to win this  year. All the 'children get a prize  and   of   course   they   all run.  A very interesting part of the a-  musement -of the day is a .wal'dng  contest between a local divine and a  contractor.   The. ��������� contractor has been  time the-divine is telling how .very  near he came- to winning a ten-'  mile contest in the old country,  but lost, because orie~ of .the- competitors had induced him- previous  to the- race to use Pear's soap-on  his feet thus protecting ,,xhem from  being) blistered, but the lad who  did that was the one who won the  race. The carpenter keeps driving  the- nails, aod eacir- time the hammer echoes back, 'you win, you win'  It is expected that with fair weather   the   day   will be a success.  Children's Barefoot Sandals, all siz  zes,  Cost price' at Clark's  FOOTBALL GLOB TO  HOLD SMOKER  challenged   but   has    not   yet     ac  cepted   but   he   probably     do       so'pass; all    previous  by   Saturday  evening.   In  the mean'defenders:  ' A meeting oi the football club  was held on Saturday evening last  in the Athletic Club-room with a  fairly good attendance, President  Hill-Tout in the chair.  It was decided to hold a smoking concert in the new Gazley Hall  on the first Saturday evening in  September.  Arrangements are also in negotia  tion for a match on the same day  with some outsfde team. The club  colors for this year will be blue  jerseys, trimmed with white .cuffs,  and colors, and white knickerbockers. : .'iLv.  Practice   starts   on   Saturday  the   club   this   year   expect   to  records   as  - The proposal lo impress upon the  provincial government.the great need  of ' ,the establirhmeiit of (a high school  in ". this section has caused quite - :i  flurry of excitement- during the last  ten days, the evident" attempt of ' a  coup on the part of Hhege'q pie of  Matsafui village under.tlie able leader-,  ship of Mr. A. A. Cruickshank,'-having stirred up the" .ratepayers-"of  the southern-part of the Matsqui mun  icipality to most. Vigorous protest.  These clairii that, the high"school  should be ceutra'jly located and ilia:,  c. site .in-the vicinity ��������� of Abbotsford  which has everything ..in its1 favor  in the ,way of travelling facilities to  make it' tlie proper ������������������.'location, would  serve   the   whole  community.  -  The question had been pretty-thoroughly threshed out at representative meetings-at Abbotsford, "on Aug7  ust 5 vand at Bradner - yon- August" 13'  But , when:.." it=' was" "learned . that a  meeting .had ...bee'n^called-in Matsqui  Village * fd'r~"_lasV. Friday--V/ening; "an*  Abbotsford contingent was^ hurriedly  got together and marched .upon the  little vil.age meeting ' over one Hundred strong.  Mr. A. A. Cruickshank who occupied the chair' heartily welcomed  the contingent and explained the  meeting had been called for the  purpose of preparing a petition to  the government asking for the erection in Matsqui village of a four-  room school building, the old three  roomed school being inadequate for  their needs, especially since the use  of the church building had been with  drawn.  -He then asked for the support  of the meeting in the matter, and a  resolutive 'praying the government  for school relief for Matsqui village  was   unanimously adopted.  The high school question was tak  up for .discussion, and Reeve Merryfield was asked to express his  views.. He stated that there seemed  to be a misunderstanding as to  what Matsqui village wanted. What  was wanted he declared, was a four  room school to take care of the  children   of   the   village, the present  arrangements   and buildings be.ng un      Straw  Hats,,   Regular  -10    50,   vo  suitable..     Questioned   by "Mt. Hill-1 and $1.25, to clear   at   25,   50   and  Tout he   said   that it was not a high.j 75c at, Clark's  school  in   the  true  meaniog   of  the  Victoria,   B.C.,  Aug.   14th,   1913.  Victoraia, B. C, Aug. 14th, 19T  Sir, /  I have the honor   toihform     jou  that this department is -in receipt of  a" communication from the American  Associat on    of, Farmers'   "Institute  Workers,    respecting "the   eighteenth-  annual   meeting 'which   that association is holding at' Washington, O. C.  da November 10 and 12 of   this' year  As you are aware, the co-operative  movement so. far as  it   affects Farmers' and Women's Institutes in this  province  has   been  established  on a  sound  tfasis   -and I should be obliged if   you -wodld  give  publicity  to  ihe   announcement of   the convention  to   be  held -by our American cousins  as   it   Trf   possible   that  some" mem-  of   the   B.   C.   Association might.be  aMe   to   attend,  or   at any 'rate, ny  being   informed   as to -what is being  done on the other   side   of the     line  the   cause " of_ co-operation may be'  strengthened in this province.   ���������    ���������>  --"The papers-t'o^be read and-the sub-:  jrr.'.s' to"-be . disedssed are comprehensive and   interesting, including    such  as   the  organization of Institutes by  the   Federal   Government in co-operation with   the States;     Demonstration of- improved ' methods; The Local * Unit' for Institute Organizations:  The- Tenant   Farmer;    The Non-resident Owner; The   Recent Immigrant,  etc. ���������      - s  Th?mVingyou foi   giving publicity t.>  the above.  I   have the honor to be,  ���������   ���������   Your obedient servant,  Wm. E. SCOTT,  meeting at Matsqui.  NEW GAZLEf BLOCK  OPFHS ON SEPT. 1.  '.'Rube" returned this week after  a fishing expedition and informed a  friend, ihjpt he caught one so big  that he had to dam the creek up  to   get it in his basket.  Monday,   September    1st,. will see .  the   opening'of   the   Gazley .block.  The   ceremonies  wili   start, with  a  dance   and   at 12   o'clock   .the   fine ,  new   hall, which will   take the place  ,. of   theTformer Maple Leaf hall, will  be   divulged.  The "new hall occupying .the Upper story of this fine block,- is undoubtedly one ol the best in ; the  Valley.        '       -   '  Contractors Chamberlain, and Mc-  Kinnon are rushing the work to.  completion and when the elite of  Abbotsford arrive that evening'they  will   find   everything   in  readiness.  The new hall differs from the  old -Maple Leaf' Hall in many ways  It is provided with, 'a much, finer  stage, 20x22 feet, with two dressing  rooms os one side audi a . large  room on the other, which will pro  hably be used as the refreshment  booth when dances are being held  in ihe , hall. Twenty-five, electric  -lights will" shed -/their radiance, on  ther',-perfprmers,..;while v<i thirty, Jarga.-;  globesl Illuminate   the -main' 'hall. 7"������ '"~  Another new innovation in' the  ha,l' is the ventilation system, two  ventilators being installed in hthe  ceiling.  With- a ticket office at the foot of  the stairs the public will be very  much pleascd,\ especially as it will  be   lighted.  Although the two new stores in  block are-not completed, Mr. Gazley  states that they will be ready for  their occupants in^tne course of a  few   weeks. ?  WHAT CAUSED THE  PRESENT STRIKE  Mr.and Mrsl. M. Ware Copelahd  and child have returned from a sojourn at the   sea   side.  Mrs. P. Peele and family have re  turned after spending a few days  with   friends   at New Westminster.  word, but   a   superior   school     that  was   required   for  Matsqui,  Mr. Hill-Tout, speaking for the  establishment of a high school in  the said district, said that he  would like to have the school centrally located, and could^find no bet  ter location from all points than  near Abbotsford He could see no  justice in a claim for a high school  in  Matsqui   village  There was good.'community.  Mr. J. E. Vanetta was a? Ald-  ergrove on Thursday, attending the  funeral of his grandmother, Mrs.  chison. _  Mrs.   Shortreed,  accompanied  her   two   sons,   were   visitors  Bellingham   on, Thursday.  by  to  cation   that   would   serve   the whole  antiV  high school facilities across the river  the river, only H miles away, and  a free ferry ran every half-hour. A  school at Matsqui village would not  benelit Sumas and Huntingdon.  Mr. Frank Munro, reeve of Sumas  r.   R.  Trethewey, Abbotsford,  and  iUr_   Mr.   Pratt, all   advocated the estabr  lishment of   the   high school near Ab-  " J botsford   claiming it as the only lo-  ;up  Finally Mr. Trethewey suggested  that the question as to whether or  not the people of Matsqui municipality want a high school located at  a suitable point in the municipality  be submitted to the people as a  referendum at the next annual election ofschool trustees, and a resolution to this effect was unanimous  ly   carried.  There are upwards of 11,000 men  working in   Nanaimo and Ladysmith  They are receiving* $4 per day. The  Western' Fuel Company .employees  were working under agreement, the  time of which w;ll not expire until  the   end   of   September.  The strike is caused by the United  Mine Workers of Amrica, a union  seeking .to gain recognition from the  mine   owners on Vancouver Island.  The company officers say there is  no other cause for dispute between  the. men and   the companies.  The companies refuse absolutely,  to recognise tne American union,  which obtained 150 members from a-  bout 2000 miners.  The U. M. W. of A. called a strike  May 1, all but 20 of 500 who attended voted to go to work. The U. M  W. of A-. said 500 ,o'f 2000, was not  representative, and offered strike pay  Idle   men then joined  the union to  get the pay, consisting of $4 per wee^  f'-r miners.   2 for their wives and 51  for each child.  The same operation was effected  at Cumberland, but the mines tliere  are now working.  Mr. and Mrs. Hulton-Harrop of  the Wellington ranch,'have returned  home after a pleasant sojourn with  friends' in   the   old country.   :  Prints and Ginghams 59 to 30 inches wide wide 16c at Clark's.  fcfe������-B������R<aB]*SseW THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing- Company.  A weekly Journal devoted'to the interests dl: AbboLsford and.  surrounding dislrict.  Advertising rates.made known on application.  LEGAL ADVERTISING���������32'cents, per line for first insertion,  and 8 cents a line for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our Shibl">l.etli���������Neither for nor agin the Government'.  Friday,   Aug. 22,   1913  ^m*aim mmttT^mns.i rfitmi  Flogging is the penalty for traffic-kin women in-Great Britain, and since  this method of punishing white slavers was adopted most of them havo  tied the country- Now it 1ms been  decided to apply the same corrects  ivc in India and all trie Crown colonies Accordinigv to " Sir. Reginald  Craddock of the India' council, -ihe  traflie in minor girls 'throughout that  country is on the increase. France  and the United States have also passed legislation dealing with the evil  and steps are being taken to bring  the matter to the attention of the  parliament"of   Canada.  To the Duncan board of trade belongs the credit of initiating in this  province, a movement to restrict  the holding of land .in British Columbia .by Asiatics. It was a small  beginning and'the near future will  show the wisdom and indeed the imperative necessity for some such  similar action on the part of every  municipal and commercial body in  .the country. The city council of  Phoenix should lose no time in supporting the movement, which after  all is but an ^ adaptation of tnc first  law- of   nature.���������Pioneer.  The British Columbia Indians who  were concerned in the arrest of  Spintlum and Moses Paul, have set a  notabje example to the white men of'  this province. They have flatly re.  fused to accept payment for the assistance they afforded the police. In  other words these children'of the  forest^ have risen to the unexpected  height (and declined to soil - the,r  hands  with   blood   money. They  consider  that in acting   as   they did  they     were   only   perform ing    their  duty.   White   men please cony. The  Phoenix Pioneer.  Statements are frequently hearh on  , the streets that the coal mine owners  of Washington are really at the back  of the strike in the Vancouver Island  mines. There is probably nothing to  the story, but there is no denying-  that our competitors in the coal industry (who are -not really competitors under normal conditions) arc con  sidered quite resourceful and not over  scrupulous. At any rate if either of  the governments', had had the caur-  age to hold an inquiry the truth  could have been established.���������The  Victoria Times.  . -The Times (Victoria) stated' on  Thursday that there had been no  previous riots necessitating intervention of militia in the coat area since  1877. We have been informed by an  old soldier that other roils i^ook  place during the c ghties, but can  find no account of the same in the  records We shall be glad to have  definite information on this subject  from   any correspondent.  were soon dispelled when the object  of Ihe League was fully explained  and it .was clearly shown that it  was neither a New' Westminster  scheme as a real estate scheme. Al-  inquirers on 1 caving the city have-  been, given letters of introduction to  members' of boards -of trade, the  Mayors, Reeves or public men in the  different localities, thereby letting  would be purchasers deal as much as  possible with actual owners and not  through agents.   .  "Since. March when  the rooms     of  the Progress  Club  became our home  the secretary  has had an average of  some.   150   visitors   per   day,   and'  it  has   been . the.   one   endeavor   off  the  secretary   to  impress   upon  all  these  (.he   great   advantages   and   possibilities of   the    ��������� Fraser Valley, pointing  out   that  the  Valley  lias,according   to   government      reports,      Ihe  highest   average   yield   in   the   province, the best climate, best transportation,   (lie densest   population     and  the   best  industrial ��������� silos,  with  both  water   and   rail   facilities,  and      the  best conditions   as   * to  homes,  also  st H.-ols   and   markets 'in     the  prov-  A   large map of   the   Fraser   Valley  hangs on the "wall of the rooms     to  shew   visitors  tnc  large area, covered   by   the   Valley,  its' railways and  water routes.   It is a revelation     to  most of them   to learn the area and  great  advantages        of  the     Valley  over   any   other, part'of the-province  It is found   'that many people io the  city   of   Va.ncouv.er kn,ow less-of the  Garden   of   Eden at their very doors  than they .should.  "Inquiries   have been received     far  afield,    India,   China, Australia New  Zealand  Honolulu    showing -interest.  Visitors are shown samples of grain,  fruit  and   the   other   fruit'   and  the  other products of the Valley.    Many  indeed have been, induced to take     a  trip   through   the   Valley   and      see  'or   themselves  what  your  sccretary  has   endeavored    to    make   -plain   to  them.   Some   have   returned    to. Lho  oilce   to   thank   us  for   lihe  trip,and  in   nearly   every   case it has   proven,  an   education makjng boosters for the  district that is   to   play   so   import  ant  part   in   the production  of   food  for our great.industrial centres.  ���������  "Over 2000 pamphlets dealing with  the Fraser Valley, New Westminster City, and the Fraser Valley in  general. It   is   important to  have   more   literature.  THE   MARKET  SECRETARY   WILKIE'S  REPORT  At a meeting of the Fraser Valley  Development League held this week'  at New Westminster, tlie secretary  read a grand report of the progress  of che work being done by the organization and it is with pleasure  this paper quotes from that report.  The secretary says in part,"Thai anr  other quarter of the, League's existc-  ence has passed in the New quarters  in the Progress Club rooms The,  first meeting of the association was  held in New Westminster in .June of  last year having been called by the  late Mayor Lee of that city.  "At first the new organization met  with some opposition under the plea  that it was a real estste scheme  also that it was a scheme to benefit  New   Westminster,   but    these ideas  Tncre was a really good attendance at New Westminster market on  Friday last both of vendors and  shoppers and the offerings in al  most all lines of produce and meats  were rather above the average, thai:  being an exceptionally good supply of  of poultry after the 10:10 B. C. E.  R. train arrived with a large consignment of live   birds.  Eggs showed an upward tendency  generally quoted at 40 cents retail,  as   against 35 cents a week ago.  There were plenty of fish, dressed sockcyes selling at 25 cents each  One lonely humpback appealed-and  was disposed of for 5 cents.  Meat offerings were, well tip to the  average in pork and veal, other lines  appearing in small quantity.  New potatoes were . plentiful and  the price is down to $1.00 a sack, a  drop of   25 cents in the week.  There was a good display/ of  apples, mostly early Transparent^,  and these found ready market at  three pounds for 25 cents. This is  practically the first of the fall ap.  pies, only a very few 'tiounds being  on the market   last   week.  (JLLING  on your boot straps  will not get you very far.  Buy a set of  ernaeyV  B. ;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 & McKENZIE  IATSQU1-SOMAS BOARD OF TRADE  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  ---'.        of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  "* Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping'.facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  the district, and industries already, established,        J)J  Come early in the  morning, youll sure  enjoy yourself.  usic by Band and  agpipes.      Dance  in Skating Rink in  the evening.  FOR SALE  13 acres about 8-4 of a mile from centre of town,  house barn and chicken house, about 100 fruit  trees and/all kinds oC small fruits. At -reduced  price.    Good terms. -  1-4 section, situated on Yale Road, half mile east of 'town.  Will cut and sell in lots of any size wanted from five  acres up.    Price reasonable, terms good.  Insurance that Insures  For terms and particulars  A. McCallum  h^*������4*|*^^*!^^*������^������*4|������*^^^*������**������*������^^*������*^  : pummer fashions   ��������� 1913 STYLES   e  .<&!'���������  A chtiicfe selection of goods to choose from  arrangements  for that day  ] Practical Ladies' and Men's  ..." Tailors  ft  n  k  il  M  <\  ��������� i  '})\  1  y  i  n ���������s~i.^i-ix&u'..****a. '.Jjiji-,,, vt^  vt ^^.V^K'^ A'jv--  "i.  *;/;.��������� >4-^ v ^  *.������j-      v. r-    *-ni :  ���������^..V&^^'V^A^^ i-C. ,.* ^J^^-.f?.1_ ^  THE    ABkOTStfORb   I*OSt:     AkkOTTSFOIli),   B.   C.  ^1  Of  .x  . We want just as much of the shoe and rubber trade of this town  , as #e can get;   We want your trade and your whole family's trade.  We have always sold goods thai were worth the money, and  we intend to keep right on doing it.  Our whole stock has been picked for quality-  For instance,  GRANBY RUBBERS  (WEAR LIKE IRON;  are one of our specialties. Anyone who knows anything about  the rubber business in Canada knows what this brand stands for.  It stands for value, for service, for satisfaction. No competitive  brand has the same reputation.  Granby Rubbers were made for wear���������to look well besides���������  but wear, it is on this they have made their wonderful reputation.  The finest materials, the most skillful workmen, and a factory  pride in the product; that's a combination that's hard to beat.  Try us on any kind of footwear.   We keep only the best.  GEO. C..CLARK  ABBOTSFORD, B.C.  , ������fiSJ;  :SBBQ  fluwaaw  ABBQTSFORD, B..C  Strictly. first-class in every-respect. ...The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  .  ���������   "   .     RATES.  $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER. DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  season .. ~*���������        -     ...     --���������  PROPRIETORS  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Jteef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies  and Balogna always on hand.'   Fish every Thursday  4>>i<>}ii<i&i$.f&i{i$4,<{<4?'i.irtl,>Jvl>&&rfr4',<i?4y^  *  +  First-class Work Furnished-by Experienced  Workmen.      Estimates Furnished.  Wm. ROBERTS I  Old Creamery Bid. Abbotsford, B. C.   %  ing to (very grower of potatoes.  Look out for them arid kill them  on sight. One bug killed now is bet  .tor .than 501) killed this fall or a  million next spring" If they .get -a  foothohl- hero " it" means' that at  lrt'Stv twiee every season it will be  necessary .to -spray the vines in order to raise' potatoes. The adult beetle is about-ihe size and shape of a  half jica- with striped .back and lays  The   potato   bug   has    arri>cd. Up   ���������������&   eolor^d^eggs--on   the under  to V,n    it was not known west of  ;S>do   ofythe^potato'   leaves-South  to 1910.it was not known west     of  'B^cl Jp^na],;  the.Rockies, but now it is in Idaho  and .Eastern Washington, and a state  agricultural   bulletin sounds a w.arn-  HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral, Directors  Vancouver,  Office'- arid  chapel���������  1-034 Granville!"St.,   . Phone' 3486  Horth Vancouver,        Oftiee     and  Chapel���������116 2nd St. Phone, 13i.y  POTATO BUG COMI&Q  All; improvements in Chilliwack arc  exempt   from taxation this year.  Q.������~������U���������������������������������H>^������M8Mg'������t������OM������������9M>.<.l������.l������M������..������������������..������.e������������������1^3  By MARY ROBERTS  Copyright.   I9IO.  by  ltobbs-Mer������  rill Co.  I harried downstairs to find David-  sou gone. My blanket lay neatly fold-  -ed on the lower.step, and the horsehair cha Ira were ranged along the  wall as before. 1 looked around anxiously for telltale' ashes, but there  w.aa none save at the edge of the  spotless register,-a trace.  CHAPTER IX.    ^  ' Breaking the News.  AKDltOP did  not appear at  breakfast.    Margery  looked  tired and white.  1  saw  the glaring  head:  llnoa of the morning paper, laid open  at Wardrop's plate.    She must.havo  followed my eyes, for we reached for  It   simultaneously.    She'   was   nearer  than I. and her quick eye ;^-ght tho  uarue.    Then'I put my hand over tha  heading, and she flushed  with  Indignation.  "You are not to road it now,",I said,  meeting'her astonished gaze. 'Tleas-n  let me have-It. I promise you i will  give it to-you almost immediately.-''  "You are very rude," she said without relinquishing the paper. "1 saw  a part of that It Is about my father."  "Drink your coffee, please," I pleaded. "I will let you read It then, ou  my honor."  "How can you be so childish?" she  exclaimed. "If there Is anythlug In  that paper that it-will hurt me to  learn, Is a cup of coffee going, to make  it any easier?" -  , I gave ,up then, and. feeling that  evasion wTquld be useless," 1 .told her  what had' happened, breakiug tho  news as gently as I could. - 1 said  that he had been accidentally shot  "Accidentally!" ^lie repealed. The  first storm of grief over, she lifted her  head from where It had rested.on her  "arms and looked .at me, scorning my  subterfuge. "He was.murdered. That's  the word I didn't have time to read.  Murdered! - And you sat back and let  it happen. I went to you In time, and  you didn't do anything. No on? did  unything."  I did not try to defend myself: How  could I? And afterward when s'e sat  up and pushed back the damp strands  of hair from her eyes sbe was more  reasonable,  "I did not mean what I said about  your not having done anything." she  said, almost childishly. "No one could  have done more. It -was to happen,  that's all."  But even then I knew she had trouble in store that she did not suspect.  What would she do<when she heard  that Wardrop was under grave suspicion? Between her dead father and  her. lover, what?  I broke the news of her brother-in-  law's .death to Miss Letltia.  ' "Shot!" she said, sitting up in bed  while Heppie shook her pillows. "It's  a queer death for Allan Fleming. I  always said he would be hanged."  After that she apparently dismissed  him from her mind, and we talked of  her sister. She regretted that under  the circumstances Jane would not rest  in the family lot  "We are all there," sbe said���������"eleven  of us, counting my sister Mary's husband, although he don't properly belong, and I always said we would  take him out If wo wee������ crowded. It  Is the best lot in the Hopedale cemetery, You can see the shaft for two  miles In any direction."  We held a family council lha/ morn-  fof flrouncT"Misa LeUtla'a bed-War  kx&p, who took little part-in the proceedings and who ptood at a window  looking out most oi the time; Margery  -on the bed, her p.rm around Miss Leti-  tla'a shriveled neck, and Heppie, who  acted as Interpreter and shouted into  the old lady's ear such parts of th*  conversation aa she considered essential.  "I have talked with Miss Fleming,"  I sa'id as clearly as I could, "and she  ee-jms to shrink from seeing people.  The only friends she cares about are  In Europe, and she tells me there are  no other relatives." ...._���������.���������'.���������...  Heppie condensed tnis Into a vocal'  capsule and thrust it Into miss Letltia s ear.   The old lady nodded.  "No other relatives," she corroborated. "God be praised for that anyhow." -���������.=----  "1 was going to suggest," I put in,  "that my brother's wife would be only  too glad,to help, and if Miss Fleming  will go into town with me I am sure  Edith would know just what to do.  Bhe isn't curious, and she's very capable."  Margery threw me a grateful glance,-'  grateful, I think, that I could understand how, under the circumstances, a  stranger was more acceptable than curious friends could be.  "Mr. Knox's sister-in-law I" interrupted Heppie.  "Wheu.you have to say the letter  's' turn your head away," Miss Letltia  rebuked her. "Well, I don't object If  Knox's sister-in-law don't" She hud  an uncanny way of expanding Hop-  pie's 'tabloid speeches. "You can take  my white silk shawl to-lay over (he  body, but.be sure to bring it back. We  may need It for June."  If (be old lady's chin quivered a bit  while Margery threw her arms around  her she wns mightily ashamed of it  But Heppie was made of weaker stuff.  0Phe broke into a sudden storm'of sobs  and left the room to stick her head in  the door a moment after. .   .  "Kidneys or chops?" she shouted almost belligerently  "Kidneys,."   Miss  Letltia   replied   in  kind.  -Wardrop went with us to the station  at noon', but he left us there with a.  brief remark that he would be up that  night. Afterl had put Margery in a  seat i went back 'to have a word with  him alone. ' He was standing beside  tlie tram rrying n> ngnt a cigarette,  but his-bands shook almost heyond  control. a>id after the fourth match he  gave it up .My minute for speech wns  gone. As the train moved out I saw  him wnikiup back along the platform,  paying no attention to anything around  him. Also 1 had a fleeting glimpse of  a man loafing on a baggage truck, his  hat over, his eyes  I   had   a nan.tied   over the  telephone  that Kdith should meet the train, and  'It   was  a   relief  to see .that  she and  'Maruery   took   to each other  at once.  We drove to the house immediately.  ' -Do you  know  that you   have  not  been to the, otiice for two days?" said  Kdit!- to mo    "And do you know that  Hawes had hysterics in our front-ball  \n<\ .niehtV,   You had a.case in..court  y-steida.v. didn't you?"  ���������Within*: very much," I said, looking  jiei' (n't head. "Anyhow, I'm tired.  I don't kiiow when I'm going back, I.  :i.--K!.fi   vjiciiiioti.'.* ,-   '  ���������The nfi!gi>st case you ever had.  fuck: The biggest retainer you ever  o:id"- ..  -   -'I've spent that." I protested feebly.  "A vacation, and you only back "-"������-s  Pinehiirst!" ' ^.    ���������  "Tlie girl was in trouble���������is in trouble Kdith." I burst-out "Any one  would tnivp-diitip the same tiling."  ������������������()t course it's your own affair." she  said, .not   looking  at   me,   "and   good  ness knows I'm disinterested about it  Win ruin the boys, both stomachs and  (impositions, and I could use your room  ������������������piendidiy as a-sewing room"���������  "Kdith:    Von abominable little liar!"  She dabbed  her-eyes furiously with  jet-   handkerchief   and   walked   w'itL  :ie;it divnity   to  the door.    Then she  ���������;>nie back  jitid  [nit  her hand on  my  iillll   .  "Oh.- Jack    if   we  could  only   have  ���������������\ed"you this!" sbe said, end a min  in- mtei.  when  I did not speak. "Who  -  I he man , dearV"  'A distant relarlvp, Harry Wardrop"  1  replied   with  what I think was very  'i':!i-|\   my  natural tone.    "Don't  wor-  Kdith     It's nil  right. ��������� I've known  right alot)^."  I'imiIi" Kdith returned sagely "So  ���������<i ! l-incv I've got to die and b<> bur-  "d ������ome Clay. Its beine iiicvil.".hie  ���������oesii t make it any more cheerful '  ���������:..c went out. but she came buck In *  ii'iiuent and stink her head tliroiigb  iiie door  "That's thp only Inevitable thing  here Is,"   she said.  i'hnt Saturday afternoon ot 4 o'cinrlt.  rhe body of Allan Fleming was broii.t:!it  (mine and placed In state in the imi-je  rc/oiii of the house.  Mlsri .lane had been missing -duce  Thursday night. I called Hunler by  telephone.,and he had nothing to report  l hud a tearful message from Hawes-  lore that afternoon, and a little utter  fi I went to the'.office." I found h'uu  oH'ering late editions of the evening  I hi pel. to n couple of clients who were  fdiriiii! toward the door. Ills expression when be saw me was pure relict,  the clients' relief Btrongly mixed with  irritation.  I 'put tho best face on the mattei that  V/'ou'd <-:r>.w my visitors and, left a'-.-uo.  prepnreti to explain to ifawes what'J  could hardly explain to myself.  "I've been unavoidably detained,  Htiwes." I sold. - "Miss J a no Maithma  has disappeared from her home."  "So I understood you over the telephone." He had brought my mall and  stood by Impassive. -  "Also ber brother-in-Jaw Is'tJpftd." ~;  "The papers are full of IL"  closed tlie door bphind him I put down  my letters mid dropped my fact* In my  bands.   Umvea wns right.  1 had not heard tho door opon.  "1 forgot to toll you Hint u goatlo*  tunii wits lioiv half u doKou times to-  day to boo you.' Via didn't give any  hunio."  From around Hip door Hnwes' nervous eye win* winking wildly.  "Votilro not (ulcU, Mr. Knos?"  "Kevur felt better." ;  "I I nought I  honrd"-  "I wait eluglng," 1 lied, looking him  Kli'Ulgul In tho eye.  Up backed nervously to tao doorr  "J hit veil llttlt> rtheiTj- in my o������Qc������i  "I Iiby9 bgon h������re aix 4lm������8 olnte nooni"  . "TEerir wa8~ncPbne td~do anytMrig,  Bawes.   I was obliged to stay," 1 apologized.    1 was ostentatiously examining my letters, and Hawes said nothing.   I looked up at him sideways, and  he looked down at me.   Not a muscle  of  his   face  quivered   save  one  eye,  which has a peculiar twitching of the  lid when he is excited.   It gave him a -  sardonic appearance of winking.    He  winked at^me then.  "Don't wait Hawes," I said guiltily,  and he took his hat and went out. Every line of hla hack was accusation.  The sag of his shoulders told me I  had let my blg&psfc mm go by dfr-  fault that day; tht������ forward tilt of hid  head that I whs probably iHfi.miai the  Very grip with wljfuh hesplfepd lhedyor������  knob, his "("loud ultfht" froin-tti'wunfl  the door, thai he knew there was a  woman nt !h<> i>uuoin of it oil. As 119  ������W H:o.\ iwcuty-ulx years lo uio  wooii     li you"���������  "For God's sake, Hawes,. there'll  uothlng tho laulter with me!" I ex-  L'liilinw.1. uud bo went But I heard  him t������tuud n perceptible time oubsldo  the door before ho tiptoed away.  Almost Immediately ufter some ono  entered tho waiting room, and the next  moment I was facing a man I had  never moon before. He was tall, with  thin, colorless beard trimmed to a Vandyke point and pale eyes, blinking behind glasses. He had a soft hat crush- .  ed in his hand, uud his whole manner  wan one of subdued excitement  "Mr. KnoxV" he asked from the doorway.  "Yes.   Come In."  "1 have been here six times since  noou," he said, dropping rather than  Bitting In a chulr. "My name Is Light-  foot I ain-wus���������Mr. Fleming's cashier."  "Yes?"  "1 was terribly shocked at the uewa  of his death," he stumbled on. getting  no help from me. "I was in town, and  if I had knowu in time I could have  kept some of the details out of the papers. Poor Fleming���������to think he would  end it that wayl" '  "End it?"  "Shoot himself," He watched me  closely.  "But he didn't," I protested. "It wan  not suicide. Mr. Lightfoot According  to the police it was murder."  His cold eyes narrowed like a cat'n.  "Murder is an uyly word. Mr. Knox.  Don't let us be.sensational.    Mr. Flem-  i .  i  (Continued Next Week) /  THE ABBOTSFORD POST   ABBOTSFOR-D, B. C. ,  * V,- ii.'.  s.  BIRTMTTo\ Mr. and Mrs., Matthew Nelson on Friday Aug' 8, a  daughter, , not a son as reported  last week.  Canvas Shoes, Boys' sizes 1 to 5  Men's 6 to 11, regular $5.75 and$2  reduced   to $1.35 and    J.50 at Chirks  Mr. S. A. Morley, manager of  the Royal Bank, spent Saturday afternoon with fi-idicls ,n Mission fCi-  i.v. . '   '  Mr. Hairy Hickiiotte had the misfortune while" blasting stumps on  property to have his wrist stveccly  injured.  NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS'  Poplar School  Scaled   Tenders, superscribed "Tender for Poplar School,"  will be   received   by the Honourable the Minister of'Public Works up  to noon  ' of  Tuesday, the 2nd day of September,,  1913, for   the erection and completion  of   a   large one-roomed  school  house  at Poplar,  in the Matsqui Municipal-  '    Plans,' specifications;  contract,  and  forms of  tender may he seen  on and  the ,15th   day   of  August,   1913,   at  the   office   of   Mr.   S.   A.    Fletcher,  Government agent-, New Westminster  Mr.Wm. Merryfieldld, Secretary, .Mats  qui School Board, Mount Lehman, B.  C    and   the     Department of  Public  Works, Victoria, B. C.  By   applying to the undersigned, in  tending "tenderers can have one copy  of   plans   and'   specifications for the  sum of   $.10 ten dollars, which     will  ' be refunded on return  of     plans and  specifications 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 Pub-  ,ic   Works for a -sum equal   -to     10  per cent of the tender which shall be  forfeited   if   the   party tendering fail  one   of   the applicants.  9. The length and, breadth or area of the right-of-way required over  Dominion or Provincial Crown laud  wnich will be .affected by the said  works, so far as known, is part- of  Yale Road and streets of Abbotsford Townsile..  , 10. .The length ami breadth or area  of flic right-of-way required oven  private lands not owned by the applicant which will be affected by the  said works, so far as known, is a-  hout 500.feet   long by,'l feet wide.  11.   'Phis    notice      was       publisn-  ed in the   Abbotsford  Post, published  at Abbotsford,   B. C,  August 15,M3.  , 12.   The, address Jo    which  notices-  to   the    appoint may  be  mailed  is '  P. O. Box 82, Abbotsford, B. C.  HANNAH FRASER,  WILLIAM ROBERTS,  Applicants'.  i  be,, used ' is   .described as fol-  15   and 10, Block 50'  NOTICE TO  CONTRACTORS ^  Aldergrove   .School  Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Ten  der for Aldergrove school,M will be received by t he Honourable the Minister  of Public Works up to noon of Monday  the. 1st day of ' September, 1013 for  erection and completion of a two-room  school and conveniences to Aldergrove School, in the Chilliwack  School   District.  Plans   specifications,   contract,  and  lie.ment   Buildings, Victoria  forms   of   tender may be seen  on   and   T.   A.   Swift;       Josenh   Sanderson-  after   the   dtl.   day of August,   J013;   Edward      RuLhi-      Jamcs   Murphy';  -J. Tho 'water is to be diverted  from tlie spring on the north side  of the Victoria''Vancouver & Eastern  Ry & Nav. Co.'s right of way about  338' feet east from Victoria Vancouver and Eastern Ry & Navigation  Company's crossing over jpscar St.'  5. The purpose for which ,the  water will be used is Domestic and  household   purposes.  fi. The land on which the water  is   t,o  ows:- Lois   .1  Lots 7 and 8, Block '10, also Lots  IS, 10, 20, 21, 15 and J5a, Blqck  '10, all said lots within the town  of   Abbotsford.  7. The quantity of water applied for is as follows: One thousand  gallons   per   day. 0  8. The quantity oT water to be  stored   is five hundred gallons.  9. The reservoir- is located over  spring located at a. point tit) fret  northeasterly at right angles from  centre line of main track of Victoria  Vancouver & Eastern Ry & Slav. Co.  as inea.sured from ,;i point in' the  said centre line 170 feet S. E. from  its intersection with South line of  Laurel   Street.  10. This notice, was posted on the  ground on the .fifteenth clay of August   1013.  11. A copy of this notice, and fin  application pursuant thereto and to  the require.'meads of the "Water  Act" will "'bo filed in the office of  the Water Recorder at New Westminster,   B.   C.  Objections may be . filed with the  said Water Recordecr, or with the  Comptroller'  of   Water   Rights,   Par-  B.     C.  Don't these sweltering days make you think of  an ice cold drink, a heaping dish of ice cream,  or a juicy ice cream soda?   They do���������and  ALBERT LEE, the Abbotsford Baker  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper .Hanging  Kalsoming and  Graining  and Carriage Painting  go to  ASBOTSFQRD DECORATING Co  W. Da vey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  at. the office of R. A. Payne, sec  retary, school board, A,dcrgrovc; Mr.  S. A. Fletcher,, Government Agent at  New West minster;, or tlie Department  of Public Works, Victoria^ B. C.  Intending tenderers can oh tain a  copy of plans and specifications for  the sum of ten dollars ($10) by applying to the undersigned,which wi;l  be returned on receipt of same in  good order.  James   McElroy;   Bernard   McElroy;  Robert J. Shortreed.     Applicants.  j.,y   THOMAS   A.   SWIFT,   Agent.  SWIFTS'  FERTILIZER  (Associate - Members Can.   Soc. C. E.)  "nffineers.  .     ��������� ,     .  , ���������   i    Each  proposal   must  be  accompan-  to enter into contractwhen called up   /ed   by  an    accepted bank cheque  or  on   to   do   so,  or if he fail  to com-   certificate of deposit on  a chartered l       -   -  pete   the   work   contracted for.  The   ba]lk of Canada, made payable to the   Office, nexl P. O.  cheques' or   certificate of deposit    of | Honourable   the Minister    of  Public       '  R. A. HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  P. O.Box I I  unsuccessful tenderers will be return  ed  to   them    upon the   execution   of  the   contract.  Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the forms supplied signed with the actual signatures of the tenderers, and* enclosed-  in the envelopes furnished.  . The lowest or any .tender not necessarily   accepted.  J. E.- GRIFFITH,  Public Works   Engineer.  ���������Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B. C, August .13, 1913  WATER NOTICE  Works for a sum equal to ten per  cent'of the tender, which shall'he 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 he returned to them upon the execution of the  contract.  Tenders will not he considered unless made out on -the forms supplied,  signed with the actual signature of  tlie tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes   furnished. /  The lowest or any tcnd'.'r not necessarily-accepted.  J. E. GRIFFITH, ,  Public Works  Engineer.  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, 13. C, August 1st, 191*3.  Abbotsford Feed Store  , Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Pastor���������Rev. J. L.  Cam-ibell,  Jj.  A., B. D.  Services���������Sunday- school 10  a.m.   ���������  Public iWotrshlp 11 a. in.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public Warsfhip. 7.30 p. m.  Choir Practice, Friday .8 p. m.  Meeting  far  Biblo . Study    au������i  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. ru.  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2.15, p. m.<-.  Public Worship. 3.30 p. m. K  COME to Mission City on Labor Day,  J.  s  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Building  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  SCREEN DOOR'S  Interior Finish and Cabinet  Work. Our work guaranteed and prices on the  rigot skis.  Jas. Hutchison  Opp. Posto/Iice.  . Application for a licence to take  and use water will be made under  the "Water Act" of British Columbia, as follows:  1. The name and residence of the  applicants is Hannah Eraser and  William Roberts, of- Abbotsford. 13.  C.  2. The stream     flows from a  spring situated  on  Lot 4,     plan  of  subdivision of   part   or S. E. |, Sec.  22, Tp IB, N. W. J).     owned bv Flan-| n.     .     ,.���������.;,,        .        .      .,     .  noli   um,���������,   ,   i a         ���������          \,    ,   ''���������   A-   fruiit,     Joseph     Sanderson;  nan   hrascr and flows   m a sot her v ' m i       .    ,.  ,/��������� , .  ,ur,.f.t.inn  ......    ,.-,...  .-..,���������  ..   , ..���������   h(hvimi   Jtl,L,������S;        -'"'"os   Murphy;  \\A TER     NOTICE  Application for a licence to take  and use, and to store or pen back water will be made under the "Water  act," of British Columbia as follows:  1..   The   name   of   the   applicant is  r,<  ���������diversion  is on  Lot 'I.  gallon     tank  direction  and   empties into a larger  creek near Sumas Prairie.  3. The quantity of water applied  for is as follows: 30,000 gallons per  day.  'I.   The     point of  the   above described  5...  H   is  a   10,000  with   50   foot dam  ������. The purpose for which the'wilier will be used is for Domestic pur-  pr-se.1  7. The water is to he used in Abbotsford   Townsite. ���������  8. The description is that described above, owned by Hannah Fraser, ! Townsite  J      '     ' '  ��������� lames   McElroy;    Bernard   McElroy  and   It.   .J.   Shortreed.  2.   The   address   of   the   applicant  is   Ab'botsford,   I),   C.  3.'   The   name   of   the   stream      is  a   running   spring,  The stream has its source in  right-of-way of Victoria Vancouver  & Eastern Ry & Navigation Co. flow  ing in a north-easterly direction, and  empties into the (ground on north side  of right-of-way about three hundred  and thirty eight feet east from  crossing of above mentioned railway and Oscar Street,    Abbotsford,  Matsqui   Hote  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  M. MacDonald.   IX Watson, Mgv.  EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c and  $1.00  per day  First, Class drill and Hat- in Connection.    Free Sample Room.  The leading Commercial  House  of Llio I'Yascr Valley.'  Porfer meets all trains  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert  Carriage Painting  Give os a Trial  We will use you righ t.  Abbotsford  Electric Light  lectrlc Power  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  If you want "any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be aiven to ail aDolications for service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at    .  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