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 {       -i  . '! ���������n!  (/. "hoi- ���������'-���������;���������''  ..'.(M-  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No, > 19  ABBOTSFORD,   B,' ti, FRIDAY, FEB. 6 1914  $1.00 per Year  i OPPOSED TO PRESENT  S  All having keys for the New  Williams Drop Head Sewing  Machine contest are requested  to bring them to the Store on  Friday, Feb. 20. The holder  of the key unlocking the sealed lock will receive Machine.  Remember that with, every two dollar purchase you get a key. There are only a few  more of the kevs lef. .         Scene of the Recent Fire��������� The Building Next the Hotel was Totally  Destroyed  v  _J  Within a littte over a year, Abbotsford has been again visited by fire.  This time just across the street and on a Friday morning.  In- December'--o"i'1912,-onr:a-Saturday*1 morning"fife 'broke out. in' the  Gazley block. This, including'Mr. Alanson's hardware store, Mr. Brooke's  general store, the B. C. - Telephone central, Whalen restaurant and Mr.  McCallum's real estate office were totally destroyed, the loss being in the  neighborhood of' $32,000. Since' then the Gazley block has been rebuilt,  also Mr..Alanson's store, while two other new buildings, Lee's bakery and  Copping's butcher shop,-have been erected on the burned area. -The origin  of that costly fire, like the one on Friday morning last, still remains .a  mystery. During that fire, Mr. Taylor's building and the Commercial Hotel  had a very narrow escape from being destroyed.  CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION     ..  ELECT  OFFICERS  A fairly well attended meeting of  lhe Conservative Association was  held on Friday evening last at which  the following officers were elected  for the ensuing year  Honorary Presidents,  Hon. R. L. Borden,  Sir Richard McBride.  Honorary Vice-Presidents,  S .A. Cawley, M. L. A.  Col. J. D. Taylor, M. P.  President, J. A. McGowan.'  ,  ' Secretary, Dr. T. A. Swift.  Treasurer, S. .A. Morley.  Committee���������Messrs A. Harrop, H.  McKinnon, D. Blair, J." Higginson,  W. Taylor, R. A. Trethewey.  AVILL HAVE WIDER  RIGHT OF WAY  SUMAS   MUNICIPALITY  Re SUNDAY SHOOTING BY-LAW  A By-Law Forbidding Shooting  on the Lord's Day in the Municipality of Sumas, B. C, havng been pasr  sedjn the year 1912, is still in force  and I hereby wish the public to  know that it is my intention to enforce the By-law from this date.  Mr. Oliver Blatchford has been  appointed Municipal Constable, and  any complaints you may have as regards any. infringement of the law  may be laid before Mr. Blatchford  who has been ordered to attend to  the enforcement of the law.  Dated this Fifth day of February  1-914.'  ,-   (Signed)  FRANK MUNROE  Reeve.  The B.  C. Electric Railway Company   has   made   arrangements  with  the parties controlling the Pope pro  perty located along the Fraser Valley ��������� line,   near   nDennison,   whereby  the  Company acquires  the right to  remove all  the standing .timber    a-  long - the right of way.       This property  extends  for three-quarters  of  a mile along the Fraser Valley line  and on it are many tall trees which  have been a constant menace to the  Electrical   equipment   of   the   B.   C.  Electric.    The   unfortunate   lengthy  interruption  of the tram,  light and  power   sevice   in   the   South   Fraser  district   which   occured   last     week  was the result  of several trees on  this  tract falling across the  wires,  this completely disrupting the Company's   service.    Prior   to   this   serious  interruption,   other  trees   from  the tract had fallen and interferred  with   the   Company's   service,   as   a  result  of which  negotiations    were  some time ago started for the right  to  remove  the   timber.'   These   negotiations reached a successful-conclusion and the company has already  cleared away all standing timber on  either side of the line which menaced its power lines.  The removal of the dangerous  timber from the Pope tract leaves,  only one .point on the Fraser Valley line where danger from fallen  trees is to be feared, this being located near Craig's. Work is now  in progress on the logging of the  tract and will be completed by  June.  At 3 o'clock Friday morning January 30th, fire was noticed in the  rear of a store building occupied by  Wm. Taylor of Henderson & Taylor,  Laud Surveyors. An alarm was immediately turned in, but before action could be taken the whole building was a mass of smoke and flame.  A bucket' brigade was soon in action  however,' endearvoring to save the  adjoining buildings and particularly  the large building, formerly the Com  mercial Hotel. The heat for a time  was intense and the annex to the  hotel building was soon in flames  but- by the heroic efforts of the bucket brigade who kept throwing water  on the roof and sides of the building  further progress of the fire was  stayed and was confined to the one  building. Too much credit cannot  be given to those who constituted the  impromptu bucket briigade and the  work they accomplished was unbelievable to any person who visited the  scene of the fire after it had burned  itself out. A regular fire depart-  could not have done more. The  destroyed building was owned by Mr.  Simon Fraser, of Salmon Arm, B. C,  and as far as is known no insurance  was carried. Mr. Taylar lost everything he had in the building, including valuable records and instruments  His loss would easily figure up to  $2,000 with no insurance.  It is somewhat of a mystery how  the fire was started, as it was first  noticed in an unoccupied portion of  the building. Mr. Taylor was in his  office in the front of the building up  to 9 o'clock the evening before and  there was no fire in his heater stove  when  he  went  home.  Many  people  who had been spending the evening  out at an evening party passed the  place as late as 1:30 a.m. and everything appeared serene at that time.  Side  Lights  From  the  Fire  Who found the well.  Gum boots and pajamas are the  latest creations in spring styles for  firemen.  ��������� The secretary of the board of trade  acted as firechief in the absence of  the regular chief,, and his handling  of the brigade was very creditable  Assistant Chief Vanetta and Mr.  Taylor did yoeman service with the  fire extinguishers.  Our worthy station agent was also very much in evidence, but the  night was too dark and stormy to allow his cow to view the conflagration.  "J. J.".is reported to have had  one of his feet wet, he forgot to  put his rubbers on.  Mr. Anderton did excellent work  on the roof of the Comerclal.  The collector of customs thought  he was back on the old Hyack brigade in New Westminster .  VALENTINE   EVENINC  Next Thursday evening, February  12th, the regular bi-monthly "open  house" at the residence of Mrs. J.  F. Boyd, in connection with St. Matthew's Church: will be "Valentine  Evening" and the young ladies of the  church will have valentines, etc., for  sale during the evening. All are invited and everybody welcome. No  admission, but a collection will be  taken up.  The undersigned land owners in  the Sumas Diking-District beg humbly to petition the government of  British Columbia as follows:  WHEREAS   the   so-called   Diking  Commissioners are making application to the Legislative    Assembly   ofc.  British Columbia to the effect as set ���������  out in the following notice:  WHEREAS 1 is doubtful if the so  called comissioners have had any legal status-for some four years since  the Sumas Develoment Company finally notified the commissioners that  it declined to proceed with the dyking  works:  AND WHERREAS this application  missioners have not had their accounts audited nor furnished a state  ment- to the land owners as we understand they were instructed to do  some five years ago by the provincial  government:  AND WHERREAS this application  to the Legislature has been made  without the knowledge or sanction  of the land owners:  AND WHEREAS the undersigned-  land owners of Sumas Dyking District hae no confidence in. thte present  so-called  commissioners:  WE THEREFORE beg to request  that the application of the so-called  commissioners  be  not granted.  I Propertyholder                   No   of  ac.  C. St.  G. Yarwood   253  W. L. Blatchford'..'.  150  A. A. Serl    183  H. R. Harris      10  Angus Campbell   .".  207  Thos F. York   160  C. A. Lamson  !  185  L. O. Lamson      80  Malcolm McGillivray .: :    80  I. R. Campbell      40  E. B. McPhail      20  Wm. Petapiece   180  Chas Beebe      40 '  N. E. Curtis      75  G. C. Kenny      39  J. H. Huggard   240  H. W. Vanderhoof   290  Edith  Remington'    120  M.  G,  Fadden  <   37%  F. S. Garrison   193  A.  Boley    232  P.  Campbell     250  Fred and A. Fooks   325  A. B. Starr   200  Susan H. Huggard      96  Elmer E. Austin   75  Wm.  Everett  -'-  134'  Charles Everett  ".     72  Jas. Barr 7     65  T.  W.  Jones         8  Gilbert Cox   HO  Stuart and Jardine  720  D.  McGregor     370  The following is the attached notice:  "Notice is hereby given (hat an  application will be made at jthe Legislative Assembly of British Columbia at its next session on behalf of  the Commiseioners of the S.uma'j Dyking District for an Act to ainnd Cap.  7 of the Statutes of B. C, 1905,  known as the "Sumas Development Company, Limited' Act, 1905"  by adding thereto clauses to the following effect, viz.���������  (1) That the Commissioners act-  ign under the said acts shall have  full power and authority to make  for all.or any of the work specified  in the said Act, not only witht the  Sumas Development Company, Limited, but with any other individual  (Continued.on Page Four)  ���������iiMtuiiJUIJIBlUllMMBlMMIMiaJMLI' mWSBSmaSBBUi  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFORD',  B.  C.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by Tho Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertising  rates  made  known  on   application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for ,nor  agin', the  Government  Friday,  February  7th,  1914  Premier McBride sounded a good key-note at Victoria the other day  when he urged tho delegates to "stifle their feelings, of local.Jealousy." so  that'the exhibitions migh{ be a succesB. - One of the saving graces of the  different communities of the province is the local pride, taken-in the locality in which the poeple live, but sometimes this local pride can be carried too far, making it unpleasant for the people of a small town���������you  know' what wo mean. It is not an uncommon thing for those living in -a  community to say and do things to"the residents of the same community,  just simply bccauso local matters canot b looked upon with mutual admiration. This is indeed a sorry state of affairs and, sticks out pretty  prominently In Abbotsford sometimes.     It would be bettor to cut it out.  Elsewhere In this issue will be found a lotter from the Reeve of the  Sumas Municipality regarding Sunday shooting. This by-law was passed  in- 1912 and has not been thoroughly enforced since that date, and this  paper is pleased to see the law enforced now, for the safety of the people  on Sunday. There are so many people who are careless with guns that dur  ing the shooting season it is hardly safe for one to walk along the roads  There are many good men with guns, but there are also many poor men.  Many poeple'will appreciate the stand taken by the reeve in this matter  and no doubt will back him .up in carrying out the law.  LIKttEiALS   SI'RAK  CRESTON  The people of Sumas Dyking District are petitioning the provincial government not to grant the privileges to the present dyking commissioners  that they are asking for,, and a largely signed petition from both ends of  the Valley is being sent to Victoria, accompanied by delegates from the  municipality. This is right, as it will strengthen the hands of the Premier in granting to the people their wishes. - \  Those who signed the petition, without exception are strongly in favor  of a scheme for dyking the lands of the lake but as the present so-called  commissioners have never taken the people into their confidence to the  extent that the people should wish, the property owners are not to bo  blamed  for the action they are  at present taking.  It is the firm opinion of many that the diverting of the Vedder river,  in the-present dyking scheme is a most dangerous thing as it makes the  present property-holders liable for any damages that might result from  the overflow of the Vedder during'a time of freshet." This might be ruinous  even resulting to the extent of $75,000 per "season,-so the Star is informed by some who are in a position to know. The present prepertyholders  cannot afford to take such chances.  Take for example that the present scheme went through, and the/lake  was pumped dry, the land divided into 10 20"or 30 acre plots as is likely  would be, and settlers on all this land, with homes, property producing a  crop, it can then readily be seen what damage could be. done by a breaking away of'the Vedder from the course which would be allotted to it  under the present dyking scheme. All these settlers as we understand  it, and we think we are correct, could come on the owners of the present  propertyholders or future owners for damages���������a: very serious state of  affairs indeed.    '  We all wish to see the dyking of the lands of Sumas Lake an accomplished, fact, but should not go into the present dyking scheme or any  other that has. any possibility, of bringing a disaster to the present or  future   residents   of   the   Sumas   Municipality.  ' The Liberal parly leaders, II. C.  Brewster and John, Oliver arrived.at  Creston one day last week to make'a  speech and were met by a delegation of citizens. In the evening a  mass meeting was held in the Mercantile Hall, where it is said that a  splendid house greeted the speakers  and listened atentlvely until a late  hour. R. M. Reid acted as chairman in the absence of President Dow  . Mr. Brewster spoke on tho land,  financial and, Oriental immigration  question and was warmly aplauded  Mr. Oliver took the main portion of  the evening in an able address.' He  dealt with the platform adopted by  the Conservatives in 19 02, and showed how it had never been put in effect. He also showed the unreliability of maps issued by the land department, exposed the coal lands manipulation throughout th eprovince,  and showed up the insincerity of the  government in Asiatic immigration.  The record of Mr. Bowser in his at  tempts at costitutional legislation  which has cost the country so dearly  was dealt with. Mr. Oliver also gave  a detailed explanation of the workings of the Liboral plank of compensation for workingmen.  Mr.  Oliver seaking in  regard    to  between the price paid by the railway company to the construction  company to the, sub-contractors represents the difference between the  actual cost of the road and the a-  mo'unt for which the road is made liable an dfor which you must pay.'I  believe a considerable portion of the  difference between actual and supposed cost of the railway was expended in securing a one-sided legislature so that there might be neither  criticism or' expose of the methods  of the McBride government. .-. .^  . Then consider the agreement, as' it  relates-to the gifts.of land for town-  sites,- free of taxation until. alienated The purchasers of lots in .these  townsites must provide streets, bridges, sidewalks, sewers, light,' water,  schools, police and ;flre protection  not only for their own property, but  for that of .the ra ilway as well. To  all these things McBride has a complete answer. He says you are thrashing a dead horse. The people  have endorsed my action in these  things, andr having done so I have  their authority to go on. And that  is unfortunately too true. That you  endorsed the government in doing  these things not fully realizing tho  objectionable features, their11 tar-  reaching importance' and effects is  my. firm belief. I believe that had  the people- known what was-invoivod  the Canadian Northern Railway Com   (;UKi   a3 a��������� fact  thoy   had  liule  op  It has been said' that the loaning of money by the provincial government for the scheme, on the lands of the Municipality now underlying  the present lake, would be a very large undertaking, but if the lands are  worth'reclaiming, it should not he considered a more serious undertaking  than osme- of the big dyking schemes now under way in other parts of  the world. The dyking of the Delta and the Matsqui have proved successful, and that should be a good criterion to go by.  It is diffeent,- with the Oriental. His color sets" him off from the rest  of us so "far as to. make of him a marked man. It may be urged thatthis  ought not'to make any difference,- that a man is a man, no matter what the  tint of his skin. ' Granted, but this is a democracy, and people must be  taken as they are. , We cannot fraternise with colored peoples as we do  with each other. They feel just as we do about it. We cannot do the  business of a Democracy with people so strongly set off from us in racial  character. Their presence among us in great numbers raises the most  explosive questions���������'-questions of sex, marriage, school life, church life,  business life, travelling, problems,- questions of all sorts of mingling.  Perhaps these questions ought not to come up, but to urge that is silly  ���������they will come up.  The nation���������every nation���������must keep out peoples whose presence will  complicate this matter of democratic solidarity. They must be kept out,  not bcause they are inferior, but in many cases they are so different. For  these reasons California is right in her effort to keep out the Japanese.  For similar" reasons:the Japanese are right in all the laws they may have  enacted, or may enact, to prevent the domestication of large .numbers of  Americans there. They can vote us ont of their club with perfect propriety  We can and must vote1 them out of our club. They are not clubbable with  the great masses of the greatest Causcasian club in the world, the United  States.���������Collier's Weekly;  If residents of this town and district believe in the locality they are living  in thy should lose no time in their endeavor to make their home town and  its vicinity an even more dsirable location. Those who have come and saw  for themselves what tl^ey v/ere previously given to understand was true  owe it as a duty to others to pass on the good news.- The past has proven  many  things���������the  future -will prove even  more.  Behind the confidence of these who have lived here for a number of  years, there are reasons sufficient to hold these people here for many  year's, as most cf them have done well since becoming a resident of the  district. In the mind of many this town stands on the threshold of greater  progress and prosperity than it has ever known. That the future will mean  ��������� much for the town will be proven. Development along many lines is sure  to come. With this progrss will come many more people and with more  people  greater prosperity.    It is not expected that  progress  will  follow  with thundering rapidity, but it is sure  Greater Progress Is Sure coming and without the evil consequen-  Our Future Lot ces of a boom we all trust.    Everyone  who is interested in the prospect of a  greater and more prospeous community shuld boost this town and district.  People should be advised that ours is one of the best localities in the  Fraser Valley proof of which is available on every hand. A large.number  of citizens and farmers have been resting on their oars during the past  twelve months, but with every indication of btter and more prosperous  times they should resume the good work where they left off and con-  tinu a system of sane publicity. If this is done, greatr things than have  yet been accomplishd will become a reality.  This paper with the printing and publishing plant which issues it is at  the servce of the communty, and anything that cannot be printed at this  office must ndeed bean exceedingly difficult piece of work. Theeditor has  the best and most up-to-date plant in the Fraser Valley, and that is not  meant as an idl boast, but genuine reality. For boosting our services can  be secured at a most reasonable figure, and with something thrown in.  pany and its dealings with the pro  ,vincial government spoke as follows:  The Liberal parly are and have  been in the past in favor of aiding  tho construction of railways-* for' the  purposos of provincial development  Wo claim, however that in assisting  railways the following conition . a-  mongst others should be complied  with: The road should opon up new  territory. The   charges   against  tho road should be limited to its actual cost. ��������� There should be actual  and offective control of rates, passenger, freight and express, by tho  government. I think that you- will  agree with mo that these are reasonable and necessary provisions. Let  us .consider for a few moments how"  the McBride government has n dealt  with  railway  corporations.  If you turn to the agreement of  1910 between the government and  the Canadian Northern railway you  will find that the government guaranteed the bonds of this company to  the'extent of $21,000,000 principal  also the interest at 4 per cent for 40  years. $33,600,000, or a total liability of $54,600,000. By the agreement of 1912-.. as amended in 1913  the government' guaranteed this railway's bonds to the amount of $10,-  325,000, and interest thereon of $17,  655,750, or a total,liability of $27,-  980,750.  By the -A������ts of  1913  the  government  guaranteed  the i bonds .'of  this  'railway to the extent of $1,981,000,  and interest thereon  $1,981,000,  or  a total of $3,171,000.    .  The government also' guaranteed  the .terminal bonds of this railway  company to the extent of $10,000',-  000, and interest thereon $16,665,-  000, or a grand total of $26,665,000  Or a grand total of provincial liability in aid of the Canadian Northern Pacific company of $112,416,750  Premier McBride assures you  that you will never be called upon  to pay one cent of this money. I  have known the premier to make  many statements, which to put it  mildly, were economical as regards  the truth, I will venture the assertion that here to-night that you will  have to pay a very large proportion  of the amounts for which the province is liable, if not directly thro'  the provincial treasury, then indirectly through the medium of excessive rates.  Let us turn for a moment -to the  1910 agreement and we find in addition to the bonds guaranteed by  the government' that te company is  authorized to issue bonds to the extent of $25,000 per mile, also capital  shares to the extent of $25,000,000,  making a charge of- $641,000,000,  against 600 miles of road without a  terminus. - The company also has  power to issue an unlimited amount  of bonds for terminal purposes. The  clause in the-agreement purporting  to give the government control of  rates is so conditioned that interest,  not upon the actual cost of the road,  but upon the whole amount of stocks  and bonds must be provided before  any reduction in rates can take  place. In this agreement and in the  company's act of incorporation there  are special provisions which enable  an immense liability to be charged  against the railroad company for  which no value is given. The railway  company may pay its engineers, contractors, etc., in cash or stock or in  bonds of. the railway company, or  partly in one and partly in the other  Mackenzie & Mann as managing directors of the railway company, are  enabled to contract with Mackenzie  & Mann as the construction company, and Mackenzie & Mann as man  aging directors and owners of the  construction company contract with  various sub-contractors to actually  build  the  road,   and  the   difference  portunity to know) that they woui'J  hav<;   condemned   the   McBride     administration.       But  will   hopo   that  even  at this  late  date  the  electors  will   carefully   consider  the  torrlblo  position in wliich this province wlTl  be oventually placed  If tho present  policy is persisted In,  and that you  will by your votes upon tho earliest  possible occasion call a halt upon the  present   administration   and   v insist  progressive  business  administration.  Timber   Policy  "When   the       present       McBride  government  camo  i;ito  power, there  were in existence a^number of timber   leases   covering   a   considerable  area.    There were also a number of  special licenses to cut timber on the  crown lands renewable from year to  year.    The only  real  object of the  licenses was evidently to enable the  small operator who could not,afford  to survey and carry a large leasehold  to operate over an area of 640 acres,    immediately  the   present   government came into power the lumber speculator brought influence to  bear, upon the government    to    so  change the law as to allow the acquisition of immense tracts for speculative purposes.    Special licenses were  only good for 640 acres, the original  intent being to limit the holding to  that area,  but the government left  a hole big enough for millions    of  acres to'go-through simply by providing for staking by agents, and alio wing an  applicant    to    obtain  so  many licenses as he could carry. At  first the yearly license was extended  to five years.then to twenty-one and  finallyaslongas the land contained  merchantable timber.. In the short  space of three years some ten million-acres of the best timber in the  province were alienated in* this manner. The revenue received so far  has amounted tosomettiing like---? 8',-  000,000 while, tlie present value of  the holdings-is estimated" by competent authority at upwards of $400,  000,000;,   _"  "r-< 'The., difference between what the  government have received and the  present value of the holdings represents the loss to the province by the  determined policy of the government . to give' the speculator chance  However the government say that  they have the right to raise the rentals and the royalties at any . time  they see fit. I admit that they  have the legal .right to do so, but I  deny that they' have the courage to  do so as they are inherently weak  in the spine as witnessed by the  fact that on two occasions they have  atemptod to raise the royalties, and  both times have withdrawn from  their position at the demand of the  lumbermen.  "The Liberal party recognizes the  difficulties the manufacturer of lumber has to contend with. Thoy re-  cogniso the difference which exists  betweon a nmnufacturng concern  which in order to protoct its Invested  capital, had to securo a largo numb-'  orof special licenses to ensure a future suply and that of a speculator  holding as an investment and for  sale as a profit In tho interests of  lumber manufacturers and of business genorally we are of tho'opinion  that thoro. should be stability of tenure; that rents and royalties should  bo fixed for doflnlte periods, and that  there should bo jio sudden 'changes  in the amounts, but that any in-  ccroase should take effect. only after sufficient notice for manufactur-  rs to adjust t hemselves to the changed conditions. In future no timber  should be disposed of until surveyed  and cruised, and then only in open  competition."  NOT THE  SAME  AS HOME  The delegates from Hatzic and Mis  sion City to the recent Fruit Growers  convention at Victoria all report as  having a pleasant time, although  some are of the opinion that the  "chuck" put up at the Empress Hotel was not quite as good as mother  used to make, while neither were  the movies in the same class as the  Victor Theatre. But then itt's hard  to. please- everybody.'  &  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;.  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McKENZIE  -j).  \  'Ml  . Now is the time to selecf your Cockrels for  breeding. We nave a fine selection of choice  White Rocks to choose from.  PRICES RIGHT      QUALITY BEST  ^���������^���������������P��������������������������������� J  List your farms, acreage or housesfor sale with us  Insurance that' Insures  For terms and particulars  ci^allum  -K===  Hiii irtili  n  9  1.4  n  if It  1-  f  ftUdkl  tc.2���������tw.' '���������vL  We want Just as much of the shoe and rubber trade of this town  as we can get..- We want your trade and your whole family's trade.  . We have always sold goods that were worth the money, and  wc intend to keep right on doing it. - ,,  Our whole stock has been picked for quality.    For,' instance,  (WEAR LIKE IRON,)  arc 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 lhat'3 hard to beat.  Try us on any kind of footwear.   We keep only the best.  GEO. C. CLARK  .    ABBOTSFORD, B.C.    .  ������������������=  I  BS������BB������EBi8S!&a������mW&m3&B&EBS8S!SLmX&mSl&Z  55323222  mmmtmmwmtSmmima  *.     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  QCBB=|  PROPRIETORS  ^mmsmmm^msmiiiimi^^&  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Meef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  mssmsmmm^mma^^wx^^^m^^L^^SSmmi  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 snipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding thefarin and fruit la'nds of  the district, and industries already established,      , Jjj  <C������  MUSIC TUITION  DAVID C.  BLAIR,-. JR.,   begs to   announce  to  the people  of  Abbotsford and Surrounding' District that  he .will ' commence -teaching* Piano,   Oi*g*an  and  Theory  of  Music.        Pupils ' rapidly    advanced.  ���������Advanced pupils prepared for examination.     Intending pupils   can  enroll at the Store, Abbotsford.  DAVID  C.   BLAIR,  Jr., Certificated Trinity College of Music, London  ' & - -   -  MB ABBOTSFORD. POST, 'ABBOTSFORD, B. C- '**rTr  ���������")���������*������*  ^  j:'������iiuj'mj  rti������i������ip������nHii>i������<,.������'i<iiiir.i -,������\i^imimUmwmmtmUi*^*^Kwmtmma*iMiim  :asxz  is of as much importance  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as to be  thoro'ly representative of  your your line.  is the kind that will der  velop your business and  to keep it up to the top-  notch of efficiency.  We are equipped to  handle your every demand in the shape of  printed matter without  exception.  ��������� You cannot ��������� do. better  than by sending your orders for job Printing to  us. Prices are consistent  with the quality for which  we are noted.  ���������vx'ii-.TrH, ;ilr.,1 Ae,\,w������������5s  ^*<^^^ rrtlB    A&BOTSFORD   POST      XBBOTSFORD,   B.   C.  REGULAR MEETING OP  HOARD   OF  TRADE  The regular meeting of the board  of trade was, held on Wednesday  February 4th, with a fairly good attendance.  In view of the recent iire, the  question of fire alarms for tho town  was discussed at considerable length,  although no action was taken.  The secretary was asked to revive  the matter of  Hazel Street crossing  with   the   provincial   government   at  , Victoria,  A great many complaints have  been' received from the momboru to  ihe effect I'ut tho notices of mce'tii.p  sent out by, the secretary were not  received by in em.  Mr. Gernaey declared that every  mom her was duly notified by poBt  card  through  the mail.  Itwas decided to sever the board's  collection with the Fraser Valley  Development league and the secretary was asked to advise the league  to this effect. ,  The treasurer reported that membership dues for the, year were coming in very satisfactory.  CARD   OF  THANKS  Mr .and Mrs. Walters and family  wish to thank thoir many friends  for their kindness and sympaty  during their recent bereavement  and  for  the  beautiful  flowers sent.  AGRICULTURAL  ASSOCIATION  A meeting of the Agricultural Association will be held on Monday  evening next at 8 p. in. in Mr. Alanson's store. The'date set-for the  Abbotsford  Fair  is September   18.  Miss Maggie Nelson, who has been  visiting her sister,, Mrs. Currie, returned to her home in Kamloops on  Monday last.  Miss Amy,Heath, of Concrete, W.,  is visiting Mrs. McMenemy.  Mr. J. H. H. Nelson, of Hope, was  in town last week and returned to  his  home  on   Monday  OFFICIAL INJURED IN COLLISION  Manager Allan Purvis, of the B. C.  E. R. interurban lines, returning  with a party of officials in a special  car from Huntingdon, experienced a  slight colisioii on Tuesday afternoon  Avhich causes, him to appear with a  black eye and a good excuse.  The accident occurred shortly after  four o'clock.    Train No. 5 was four  minutes  late  in  pulling  out  of the  Cloverdale   station   and   the   motor-  man  of' the  special  runing through  a blinding snow storm,  did not see  it standing there in time to avoid a  -rear-end collision.        Fortunately he  had slowed down for the station and  was making only eight miles an hour  so that the passengers aboard No. 5  felt no more shock than might come  from a rather rough coupling up another   car,   but' the   officials   aboard  the moving special were jolted a bit  However tthe black eye was the most  serious injury  received; .  Some .vestibule windows and the sills of both  cars were damaged..  The Abbotsford Boy Scouts gave a  very enjoyable concert in the Imperial Hall, Mission City, on Friday evening They will repeat the concert  in Abbotsford in the course of a few  days.  Mr; David C. Blair, jr., has an ad.  in this week's issuo which will be  of interest to budding: musicians.  BIG  KEY  CONTEST  FEBRUARY  TWENTIETH  .  Friday, February 20, is the day set  for  the  closing  up  of  the   big   key  contest  which  is  being  held  in  the  Pioneer  Store.       Mr.   B.   B.   Smith,  the  proprietor,   requests  all   having  keys to appear at the store on that  day,   when   each   key  will   be   fittS  into the lock of the handsome New  Wiliams drop  head sewing machine  and the party holding the key which  will  open  the' lock will  receive  the  sewing machine as a.prize.      There  are   only   a   few  keys  left,'  and   no  doubt these will be all  disposed of  before the day of the drawing.  are benefitted by the said dyke.  Dated   at   Vancouver,   B.   C,   this  20th day of January A. D.,   1914.'  ���������MARTIN .GRIFFIN   CO.'  Mo'isons" Ban,k   Chambers  ��������� "���������       Vancouver,  B.  C.  Solicitors for Applicants  Only threee  of the above  notices  reached "the   farmers' of   Sumas   so  far as we can find out from the people   of   Huntingdon   and   surrouding  district.    It  seems strange that  the  people of this part of the dyking district  did   not   receive   word   of   the  actions of the commissioners at Victoria during, the .coming  session.  Mr. A. A. Serl will probably go as  a delegate from-' thiis part of the  'Sumas District to Victoria with the  petition, accompanied of course by  another delegate or two from the Up-  pre part of Sumas.  All the petitioners who have signed their names to the above petition  are very much in'favor of the dyke  but they object to the Legislature  giving such extonsive powers to the  so-called Commissioners as applied  for in the above notice.  In, the course of nowsgathering  this week the Star gleaned the fact  that Premier McBride had sent a  telegram to a resident of the 'Valley  to the effect that -nothing would be  done in the matter of the appicat-  ioa of the Commissioners until the  people of Sumas Dyking District-  was heard from.  The people of the district can rest  assured that the Premier will look  after their interests just as well as  if the people had a representative  at -Victoria all the time.  A petition similar to the above has  also been circulated in the uppei  part of the district but the Star was  unable to get the names  HAVE  YOU  CLOSED  YOUR EYES  to the necessity for. fine, open  plumbing? It is a sanitary re  quisite. Technical* judgment  such as we show, is an essential in modern plumbing. Our  plumbing doesn't cost any '  more in the beginning than  the old-fashioned kind. In  the end our plumbing cost's  ��������� laid out with a view to a-  void frequent repairing.   /  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bid/?. Abbotsford  5������**������a<**.'  FRESH BREAD,  Cakes and Pastry always on hand.  Choice line of confectionery.  ii  J  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  she  NEM      WESTMINSTER     MARKET  HOT  TIMES IN MATSQUI  DAIRY  FARM  WANTED to rent 100 to 150 acres, house and barn, with option to  buy. W.- P.   Challes,   Box,   20,  Eburne  Station, ^Eburne,   B,   C.  f63i .    ", '  Fine weather at the New Westminster market yesterday morning  brought out both buyers and sellers  in plenty, supplies of meats, flsh and  flowers  being especially plentiful.  The poultry was. somewhat scarce,  JLV,������������������(1(liXD UJL AUUKJba^������u  the   majority   arriving   from Chilli- (vince" of BriUsh^Co'fumbia^   Farm  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA IN, PROBATE.  ,    " / "-  NOTICE   t8   CREDITORS  Re' Ulderic Prefontaine, Deceased.  ���������' NOTICE is hereby given that all  Creditors and other persons having  any debts, claims or demands upon  or against the estate of Ulderic Prefontaine of Abbotsford, in the Pro-  er,  ing   taken   when   Charles   Hill-Tout  23 cents a pound live weight. There  of Abbotsford, who made an unsuc  cessful reeveship race, ordered a  writ to be issued for libel against  Reeve Merryfield and also against  Thomas Lehman of Mt. Lehman and  Alex. Cruickshank, a well known  farmer residing in the municipality  Mr. Hill-Tout asks $20,000 damages  from Reeve Merryfield and ?10,000  each from Messrs Cruickshank and  Lehman.  Earlier in the week Reeve Merryfield caused a writ to be filed against Prof. Hill-Tout and a farmer named H. M. Phillips. All the actions  are based on statements alleged to  have been made during the election  campaign recently concluded in Matsqui.  THE W. A. SOCIAL ON THE 14TH  The W. A. of Abbotsford will hold  a social on Saturday, February 14,  in the Masonic Hall. Tea will be  served from 2:30 to 6:30. Home  cooking and candy on sale. Everybody welcome.  were  only  a  few  ducks  which  sold  at  ?1.50  each.  On the meat,, stalls there was  a slight change in beef, the price  dropping from 18 to 20 cents for  best rib roasts and 25c to 28c for  loin, while the others remained  steady.  Only a few sacks of potatoes, carrots and turnips were to be seen  selling at last week's prices while on  the fish stalls the supply was fair  and varied as last Friday's quotations.  Owing to the bad weather of the  past week the supply of eggs was  scarce, but did not change in price,  while butter was quoted at 40 cents  a  pound  .  Spring flowers, daffodils, carnations and tulips were in abundance,  Brown Bros., of Vancouver, occupying one of the stalls.  Interesting  developments  are following the recent election in the municipality of Matsqui,  the latest be-|wack,  and  the  average  price  being I deceased, "("who "died  on' or "about  " the 25th day of February, 1912 and  probate of whose "will was  granted  to Arithemise Prefontaine and  Clothilda .Prefontaine*.of Beloeil in the  Province of-Quebec on the 22nd day  of  October,   1913,   by  the   Supreme  Court   of   British     Columbia)     are  hereby required to send in the particulars in writing of    their    debts  Claims  or demands to  Messrs Tup-  per, Kitto & .Wightman, Royal Bank  Chambers, 408 Hastings Street, West  City of Vancouver,. Province of British Columbia, the solicitors for the  said executrices Arithemise Prefontaine   and   Clothilda   Prefontaine   on  or about the. 9,th  day of February  A. D.   1914.  'AND   NOTICE   IS   HEREBY   also  given   that   after* "the   expiration   of  that time  the  said  executrices  will  proceed  to   distribute  the  assets  of  the deceased among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to  the Debts,  Claims and  Demands  of  which  the   said     executrices     shall  then have notice and that they will  'not be liable for the assets or any  part  thereof  so   distributed   to  any  /person  of whose  debt  claim  or  demands they shall not then have had  notice.  Dated at Vancouver this 19th day  of January, A. D., 1914.  Tupper, Kitto & Wightman.  .   Solicitors for the said Executrices.  ADVESE   CRITICISM.  The election of officers for the two  local organizations here has given  rise to some adverse criticism, it being openly avowed that machine local politics exists and is actively at  work in our town. If this is correct  it is much to be regretted as clique-  ism in any small community cannot  but prove prejudicial in the end to  the prosperity and development of a  district. It is always better to be generous to one's opposition in either  political or municipal life and a more  truly representative election of officers for both of these organizations  for the town would have tended to  create that good feeling which is so  much desired by many of t he prominent citizens.���������-Com.  OPPOSED TO PRESENT  DYKING   COMMISSIONERS  (Continued from page 1)  Company or Firm that   they    shall  think fit to employ for the purposes.  (2) That the said Commissioners  shall have full power and authority  to levy and collect taxes on the lands  comprising the bed of the said Sumas Lake for the up-keep and the  maintenance of any dyking works  constructed;   under   their   authority.  (3) That the said Commissioners  shall have full power and authority  to tax the lands which may have originally formed part of an Indian  Reserve as soon as the same have  been alienated by the Dominion Government and in so far as such lands  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION ;CITY, B.C.  M. MacDonald.  H. Watson, Mgv.  EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c and $1.00  per day  First Class Grill and Bar in Connection. ' Free Sample Room.  The leading* Commercial House  of the Fraser Valley.  Porfer meets all trains  i 'i  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  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  PaiBtor��������� Rev. J. L.  Cam bell, B.  A'., B. D.  Services���������Sunday school  10  a.m.  Public iWorafhip 11 a. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public Woirsfhip 7.30 p. m.  Choir Practice, Friday 8 p. in.  Meeting  far  Bible    Study    autl  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2.15 p. m.     ���������  Public Worship 3.30. p. m.  SWIFTS'  Funeral Director  Abbotsford Feed Store  Builder and Contractor  f ^Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission bit  *-J 9  Horseshoer and Genera!  Blacksmith  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  Repairs  First-class Carriage Painter in  Connection  Reduction in  Price of B. C. Electric Irons  On and after Monday. Feb. 2nd and until further notice the-  price of B. C. Electric Irons sold to lighting customers of the Company will be reduced to  =���������$3.00  The electric iron offered as above at $3 is identically the same  iron, carrying* the Company's 10-year guarantee;'."which has previously been sold by the Company at $3.50 since last October. It  is now possible to offer the iron, at a lower price because of special  arrangements recently made made with the manufacturer. The  advantage obtained through the ordering of,a large quantity we  pass on to our customers in the form of a reduction of 50 cents on  each iron. ���������  B.- C. Electric  Abbotsford Salesroom at B. C. Electric Station  Other salesrooms at Chilliwack and New Westminster  'T^-J-tStC^-r.'TOk.w.-cj; 'j.  sua JTwr-r-wui.   ���������---


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