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 f. , -   i-     Vi t   t-\\   ���������*  If  L'  #  ft  ���������%'  .���������jX'  _.-   , r,_; - ^ ; _-.���������,-/ ;������"������_ f - '  J   ' i,   ��������� i  ���������    '*  ,   -*v*4iUta*e*' <������A "-<*   *���������"**������ r . ^_^IM������Mi  "*\  ������.; c.  FED. 10 1013   '")  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDEfiOF BOOSTERS  Vol. VI., No. 13.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.y^RIDAY,   Feb.   7, 1913  8 $1.00 PER YEAR  clayburn honors,  burns' Anniversary.  Clayburn, B.C., January 2Cth.  The  Burns'   supper  hold, here  last  night' was an enjoyable one, tho company being about 26 in number. .Mr.  Andrew   Brown   was   chairman.-    Ho  passed a few remarks about the fam-'  ous    bard,    and'  gave    tho    "Selkirk  grace," after which the "haggis" was  handed round and supper commenced.  Tho tables were neatly and artistically  set with  Scotch dishes and  vases of  heather,   so   dear   to   every   Scottish  heart.     Tho   supper   was   excellent,  well  served  and  appreciated  by  all.  Supper being oyer, Mr.  Parker gave  the   toast   "The   Immortal   Memory."  Mr.  Wilkie  proposed  "The   Lassies,"  and Mr. Watson "Friends across" the  Sea,"    to    which    everyone    heartily  responded.   Then    there   were   songs  from the following artistes:���������Mrs. Ed-  monstone, Messrs. Gillespie, Montgonv  ery,   Wilkie,   Selby,   Brown,   Carlson',  Parker,   Roncatto   and   Master   Tom  Brown.      Dancing   now   started,'  and  " they kept busy at it till it came near  the turn of the clock. Before parting,  the company caught the hostesses,  Misses. Orr and Brown, in the middle  'of the room "and- sang "He's a jolly  good fellow"- and "She's a dandy."  "Auld Lang ..Syne' was heartily sung  by all,-* and'-everyone'- wenftioTne"'happy  and full of memories of the old folks  in the old country, and Rabbie Burns'  songs ringing-in their ears. ..  Long live his memory and his;songs.-  , As .long as Scotchmen gathers  To sing the songs we've heard so oft  From mothers dear and fathers,  There's not a lino that.he. has writ  But sets our hoarts a-beating  With Joy or sorrow, as it goes, *   '  And often sets us "greeting"  For tho old familiar faces  And the ones we love so well.  "God bless dear Rabbie for his songs,,"  Is the wish each Scot would tell.  ANNUAL  MEETING.  ���������The annual meetings of the Abbotsford and Huntingdon Presbyterian  congregations, were .held on the 16th  and 27th inst., respectively. The board  of managers presented very encouraging reports, as also were.those from  the Session, the Ladies' Aid, the Sunday Schools and the Teacher Training'  Class.. Through the generosity :of  friends of- the Abbotsford congregation,, an addition to the church, building will be undertaken shortly.' The  new addition will be used for Sunday  school purposes.  The Huntingdon congregation 'Will  proceed with the erection of their new  church in the spring.  The ladies of the W. C. .T. U. held  their monthly meeting in the Presbyterian Church on Monday last, when  a very, interesting 'debate took place  on'VWdman-Suffirage." **'Professor Hill-  Tout occupied .the chair. .The debate  was led by; Mrs." Patton, while Mirs.  Milsted led the opposition. .The, audience'voted for/the negative by a majority- of ..two'. Refreshments were  served.    ���������     -"   - ...  Highly   Scientific   Exhibition  L  '       1 j  of the Manly .Art  Displayed.  The Olympic Club-have staged  many good attractions'here, but  the crowning event -was -the 10  round boxing contest for the  championship of the Valley between the WhiteVHope .of Abbotsford. and the.- Pride of Mats-  r  *%  loneer  Our stock of goods for the  present cold spell cannot be  equalled anywhere.  We have'  in all sizes,  and at prices that will  suit your pocket  Nothing but the Choicest Groceries in Stock.  mmMJUUm  the official stenographer took  advantage and removed sever of  the .four, legged audience, the  doors', opened and amidst  voicif  The Pride Poses for the Movies  erous cheers, the seyeral times  defeated but still unconque.red  Pride of Matsqui,-.with the Union  Jack draped, around his form,  strolled into the squared 'circle.  After the cheers had settled, also  those who came in with-.the corn  curing fhero,* the-time keeper  rang the towel���������or rather the  bell���������and the battle was on.  Enthusiastic Meeting   Held-  New Members Join-  .   Other Business.  T������"������Hi in" i  THANK$\  The Hope Lands a Haymaker  qui. All the orchestra stalls,  box stalls and standing room  were occupied by' the sporting-  element, of Abbotsfor, and several others who.would have man-  '���������^  J  The Pride Stall for Wind  aged better had they carried it  in a bottle.  The Hope was the first to en-  the arena clad in his scarlet bath  robe���������or was it Tim's coat.  After a short duration in which  .The Hope Gets the Gate Receipts  As it was a case of age against  beauty no one was surprised at  the 'result. They both put up a  brilliant exhibition. Several  times the Pride blocked the  Hope's deadly haymakers nobly,  with his nose.  The' speechee were well delivered, the Hope's appeal to  the ladies being in admirable  taste, they being conspicuous by  their absence. In part of the  battle at least the referee was  well bred, while at times the audience were inclined to mixt, but  the sergent-at-arms nobly subdued. It took an extra staff at  the bank to count the winners  share of the gate receipts.  ��������� Mr. S. Brooke requests this  paper to ask all those who have  had an accout rendered by him  to pay the amount into the Royal  Bank at Abbotsford, where a  receipt for same will be given.  A thoroughly representative meeting of the Matsqui-Sumas Board of  Trade "took place in the Masonic Hall  on Monday evening, Feb. 3rd, "with  President Hill-Tout in the chair.  The president, in his usual eloquent  manner, congratulated the members  on the activity manifested, and trusted that the same would- continue during the year.  After the  minutes  of last  meeting  had -been adopted as read,  Secretary  Morley read the correspondence, which  :was~of- a-voluminbus nature-:and-bearing oh many matters of importance to  the  district,  especially  in -connection-  with the proposed leVel crossing over  the' railway tracks at Hazel Street:  A  petition signed by many of the residents  was  left  in  the  hands  of the  president,   to   press   forward'  at   the  earliest opportunity when the Railway  Commissioners have the matter again  under consideration.  The question of promoting a scheme  for an adequate supply of pure water  for the township was referred to the  Water Committee, the gravity of this  matter being recognized by all.  Mr. A. J." Henderson verbally reported the result of his attendance as  a "delegate of the Board at the recent  conference of. the Fraser Valley Municipal Publicity Bureau. After hearing from Mr. Henderson the aims and  object of the organization, the Board  unanimously-resolved to. join the Publicity Bureau and contribute towards  the expenses the sum required. In  the event of the Board receiving a  nomination on the Executive of the  Bureau, the president was unanimously requested to represent the Board of  Trade.  1 At the request of Mr. Boulter, the  members of the Fire Committee were  asked to accompany him while interviewing the general superintendent of  the C P. R. "in reference to a site for  a fire hall.  A vote of thanks was passed the  ladies who so kindly assisted in making the basket social the success it  was.   -^  The following new members were  enrolled: Jos. Sanderson, J. McNeill,  P. Rodgers, Ira Rucker, Wm. Roberts,  F. J. Boulter, Wm. Campbell, W. Wells,  Wm. Campbell, H. A. Howe, E. M.  Brown, P. McCulloch, E. O. Brund-  age.'Jas. Gamble, T. L. Hutton, T. W.  Jones, W. Morgan, B. W. Sutherus.  Other matters of local interest were  discussed, and the Board adjourned at  a late hour.  \  ,/,;  !Jft .���������'��������������������������� ���������>..���������>, .dulb  ii.ftB'������S*.uVf ���������i^ik'-iftrW fi l-?r^-r-,in,*k������wri���������\rwV''*7"i'ri-*''-yW&zW 'JFV-^V*Vk**HS*V*.}<m. rf.l'fKF" mWn*?V^WK**rFrn'mW.'~f'���������m!BI**FW*\:* ' *a-i****r**'-'*'������VS*.*>*Lh'f>^^ i"Vii^ i*?*^"'-T'.VT^y ty^*'7 ;%������?&**!��������������������� V  ffHE ABBOTSPOKD POST,      ABBOTSFORD, B. C������  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company.  A weekly Journal devoted to the interest?! oi' Abbotsford and  surrounding district.  Advertising rates made known on application.  LEGAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents per line for first insertion,  and 8 cents a line for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  \  Our Shibboleth���������Neither for nor agin the Government.  Friday, February 7, 1913  'A great.deal is being said'these days about the need of cheaper  money for .farmers. As a usual thing the farmer of B. C. pays 8  -per cent on his borrowed money. In the United States it is estimated  that the farmer pays S'/j. per cent for his money, while in Germany  -the farmer pays about half that amount on his loans. The idea of a  cheaper'money on long time loans for farmers is getting good hokl  in this Province, and also in the Western States, but there is soon  to be a change as many people are studying the matter at the present,  time and the subject is pretty generally discussed by the masses  of the people. It will reach the cars of some political party soon and  the British Columbia government that answers the call will endear*  itself in the hearts ol! the people in preference to the hearts of-the  land shark and the railway promoter.  Is it not a fact that,,the development of the Fraser Valley is  retarded owing to tlie fact that the farmers cannot secure money  at a low enough rate of interest or on long enough time to warrant  them in borrowing, sufficient sums for their needs. The statement  has been made publicly and no one has come forward to refute it,  "that there were more settlers in the.outlying parts of Mission  Municipality twenty years ago than there is toda3r."  There is a nigger behind the standing tree somewhere or  this would not be the case. Men are as willing to pioneer today as  they ever were, but feel with modern conveniences and present  day prosperity that it is an injustice to ask a1 man to develop raw  farm lands to a state of profitable production at the same time paying the business rate of interest, and a treasury filled with millions  lying rusting at Victoria.  The Dominion and Provincial governments, city and rural municipalities can all borrow money at a low rate of interest, while the ���������  farmer, the small trader and the industrialist, are all compelled to  pay more interest than the land or the business will stand in its  infancy, and then it is only for a very limited time. ,  Time is almost as important a factor as'-low rates of interest to  the borrower, while with the Province, the. Dominion, the city and  rural .municipalities, it is usually immaterial so long as the interest  is paid promptly how long the loan runs, whether five years, ten  years, twenty years or fifty years.  There would not be so many big trust buildings and rich banking institutions in the Province of British'Columbia''.today, if a  co-operative credit system were adopted that would assist the small  farmer, the pioneer farmer, the small trader and the small industrialist whereby he could on the basis of property and-product have  a banking ccedit established, enabling him to borrow at a low rate'  of interest for a term of five or ten years. Many European countries  have established systems of rural co-operative credit. Such a system  was founded in Germany nearly, half a century agd,-.spreading to  other European countries, and have "of late years been'.established  with modifications in Ireland and British India. Different forms  have grown out of .the original principles, applied''under''what are  known in Germany as the Raiffeisen banks, the Schultz-D'elitsch  banks and-the Landshatten. In some instances, notably Belgium,  state aid has been extended effectively.-*   .    '      .        .     *  The provincial government of the province of British Columbia,  has, we are told, something.like eight million dollars of a.surplus  and should the McBride government continue -in its present financial  prosperity there is little doubt but that'in a couple of years this  might be doubled. Would, it not he a good idea for the government  without attempting to establish any of the various co-operative  rural banking systems which have proved a success in other coun-'  tries to at the present session of the Legislatrue make provision by  a small appropriation for expert investigation of the entire subject,  with a view to bringing about praetcal legislative action, if deemed  in the interests of the province?   *  The columns of this paper are open for a discussion of farmers  borrowing money at a1 low rate of interest for periods of five or ten  years. I will be pleased to publsh letters bearng on the advantages  of such a scheme, or if any readers of this paper know from reading  or actual knowledge of co-operative banking schemes of other countries I would appreciate a communication along these lines.  It "is a matter that vitally interests the future welface of this  Valley of ours and the province as a whole, and this paper, would  be pleased to publish the opinions of its readers. I invite discussion  of the subject.  TTE  LILO  Oregon and Washington Delegations Favor Harnessing  Columbia River  The Dalles, Or.���������The United States  ^government and the states of Oregon  "and Washington will each: be asked  to appropriate $50,000 that a detailed  survey and thorough Investigation of  the, proposed Columbia river power  project may be made, as a result of  an inspection made Sunday at the  prospective damsite by joint committees representing Oregon and Washington. Oregon was represented by  Governor West, Senators R. R. Butler, of The Dalles; I..N. Day, of Portland; Representatives A. H. Baton, f  Eugene; C. A. Appelgren, of Portland;  J. T. Hinkle, of Hermiston; State, Engineer John I-I. Lewis, Engineer L. P.  Harza and Engineer G. L. Parker, of  the United' States Geological survey.  The committees from the two states  said they would unanimously recommend the appropriations to their legislatures and to the government for  the purpose of making a detail survey  of the power project, whose estimated  cost is $23,000,000. It would take one  year to make the investigation.  Iowa Women Declare for Vote.  Gilnnell, la.���������Grinnell's women, in  a special election, voted overwhelmingly for woman suffrage. Of 738  women who visited the polls, 663 were  in favor of suffrage and 76 were not.  ,It is .estimated that 80 per cent.of  the women of Grinnell voted. The  total male vote for governor ��������� at thi  last election was 945.  '    Home RuleWins In Ulster.  Londonderry, Ireland.���������The final returns-from the bye-election show that  David C. Hogg, Nationalist, was elected, to parliament, receiving 2699 votes  to 2642 for Colonel H. A; Rockenham,  Unionist, a majority : of only 57 in a  'total poll of 5341.'  The victory of the home rulers gives  them a majority of members of parliament from the.province of Ulster ln  the house of commons.  EDITOR IS IN CONTEMPT  Colonel Nelson of Kansas City Star,  Adjudged in Contempt:  Kansas City, Mo.���������An appeal to the  court of appeals on a habeas- corpus  writ is the only thing'-'that kept William R. Nelsonyowner of the'Kansas  City Star, multi-millionaire, long a  powerful political factor in Missouri  and Kansas and.staunch supporter of  Theodore Roosevelt in the last election, out of jail. Nelson was found  guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to one day in jail' by Judge  J. A. Guthrie of the circuit court, foi  publishing an article in his newspaper  which Judge Guthrie decided was a  "sneer at the courts', at the judges  and at legal" procedure." He also held  that it was "contemptuous" and an  "open insult."     -  Sterilization Bill Passes "Oregon House  Salem, Or.���������The so-called .sterilization measure passed the-house with  an overwhelming majority. -In brief,  the bill provides' that the State Board  of Health'- shall, upon receiving, a report to- the effect that any inmate ot  the penitentiary or other penal .institution of the state, is incurable or a  ohronic criminal, "shall proceed to  sterilize or otherwise* treat - such ln  mate as to protect and conserve society."  1  tf  'I  'v.  25 per ceott Discount      I  Only a few left and going fast.  ^ B. J. GERNAEY  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and .looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McKENZIE  NOTICE!  Having disposed of our business to H.  Alanson, we have opened an office with  H. McKenzie, next the livery stable,  where all outstanding accounts will be.  settled.  Abbotsford Hardware.. Co.  ABBOTSFORD, B.  C.  Elliott  Manager  m&zms^s������  AISQUI-SUI  E  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  tathe district, and industries already established,       J)  As io Clocks.  "What an elegant timepiece that is,"  oald4he old time friend  "Yea," replied Mr. Cumrox: ^'that's  about as elegant a clock as money will  "You were once content with a much  simpler affair."  "Of course. Nobody wants tof waste  more than a dollar on a clock that  wakes him up and tells him when to  go to work. But when it wakes him  up and reminds bin*  ''.mt  be doesn't  Thoroughbred Plymouth Rock  Cockerals.    None better any  where, and the prices are  right  For some real good buys in Abbotsford call and see  c^alium  7g,:  .*���������*." a  .*��������� rt hie *i  . _*0   >    *- J -     >   ���������* 7  ��������� ,J-    *.   J���������������      *-'r  US-i.iA-J.Mi**,..- . ���������<*.���������**  /?  )  F  r  I  to  ��������� (i  Vo  V Jfe.  **HB ABBOVSPORD iOST, AfifiQtttfOftD, ft c,  ������,  l|i"ll  /J  *rtg W1"* nwf/T\ ^  WE -FIT YOU RIGHT  Most people think of rubbers as "iust  rubbers.. We don't. We think there  are no rubbers made equal to  GRANBY RUBBERS  We know about these fine rubbers. We  know what good material goes into them,  how carefully they are made, and what  caretul inspection every pair gets.  D We are proud to represent the Granby  Kubber Company and almost as ; proud as  the manufacturers of the saying, Granbv  Rubbers "WEAR.UKE IRON."  Geo. C-  Abbotsford  CIAL  j Mcelroy & co.    .  LIQUORS,    WINES!��������� AND    <Z?IGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essendene Ave. and Oscar St.,'  CITY  &������*���������������������  :ns9  htv^myt^it^WSBnssis^sai^^AM^^y^^  ABBOTSFORD, B. q  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  PROPRIETORS  g A. J, HENDERSON.& SONS  ������es9      BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Jteef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  mBmmffl������������aBa  HARRON  BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Office  and  chapel������������������'  1031 Granville? St.-,    Phone 3486  Korth Vancouver,        Uffice    and  .Chapel-rll6 2nd St. Phone 131.  STRAYED-To my. .place, a Orade  Jersey   ECei'fer, '   about       seven  ^.months old, on    December   1st.  " Ownveir can claion samje (.by paying foir notice and board. Q-. C.  Kenney, V/u  mile  ea&t,  %    mile  no*th af Vye Station, .  '    !  V.  A, A  ays Tor  iree  ������ubscnption to  ���������       "Hi  JlUg]  The Post- post-hasi  in the East.  to like Abbotsford'  to   come  west to  :eito  your oi  tQ'-yoiL   .Easy when  Leave Subscription with King,"~the. Butcher. 1������HB AfcfcOTStfORD POST  LOCALS.  BORN���������To Mr. and Mrs. Walter  Wells, a son, at their homo on Sumaa  Prairie, on Jan. 27th.  Born���������at Abbotsford, on January, 26th,  to Mr. and Mrs. Laurence C. Gray,  a daughter.  Mr. and Mrs. Parker and family, of  Red Door, Alia., were the guests ot  Mr. and Mrs. \V. Wells during the past  week. Mrs. Parker is a sister of Mr:  Walter Wells.  OUR DAILY  , Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McGillivray,  and the Misses Nora and Laura, who  have been spending tho winter at  Santa Cruz, Cal., arc expected home  the second week in February.  Mr. Murray Rhodes, the genial dispenser of the cup that cheers at the  Commercial Hotel, was the lucky winner of tho pool tournament concluded  at Joe Saunderson's pool rooms on  Saturday last.  is a mighty industrial factor in  this community  as it furnishes the power that moves the man that keeps  the machinery of business going.   Just think of  it when you are enjoying our  fresh daily bread  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  Get yo,ur watch repairing done at  Campbell's, the Abbotsford jeweler.  FOR SALE.���������Eggs for hatching.  White Wyandottes, prize winners at  all the local exhibitions; also a few  choice pullets and cockerels. Apply  C. B. HILL TOUT.    P.O. Box 63.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Bates are visitors  to the home of Mr. Alex. Bates, at  Matsqui.  Feed BREWERS', DRIED GRAINS  Cheaper, better than Bran   ���������Order from-. "--  H. Windebank, Mission City, B.C.   J. J. Sparrow, Abbotsford,B.C.  Mrs. Alex. Bates and sister, Miss  McGowan, are paying a visit to the  home of their parents in the East.  Mr. Dan Gillis and-a crew of the  Western Canada Power Co. are busy  around Abbotsford at present.  -Rev. J. L. Miller, of Clayburn, will  exchange pulpits with Rev. J. L. Car-  rjstell here next Sunday..  committee were most heartily express  ed  to the ladies who  so  generously  provided the baskets and to Mr. Lee,  who was most conspicuous in his contributions to the.light refreshments.  SPECIAL 5 YEARS���������Arrangements  to settlers for stump pullers' outfits, capacity up to 36-inch green  stumps, 6-ft. trees; large. area at  each sitting; 30 min. to re-sit. Prices  ������50 and upward.   Trial free. .  Sumas  Lodge,  No. 1084,  L.O.O.M.  Meets the first and third Friday in  each month. All visiting brethren are  invited to attend.' ,'"*!  W. C. Bonds, Dictator; E. W. Young,  Secretary. -.. f  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Pastor���������Rev. J. L. Campbell,- B.  A., B. Dl  Services���������Soi-nday ��������� eohool  10  a.m.  Public iW'OTBlhip 11 jr. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public Wo-riafhip 7.30 pi m.  'Choir Practice, ;Pridiay .8 p. in.  Meeting far Bible    Study    and  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m,  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2.15 p. m. <**  Public Worship 8.30 p. m.   STUMP PULLERS, Earth' Augurs,  Well Boring. Take-up, Cables, Fixtures,    Self-OpSning'and   Shutting  eaters  wmmm&wm  *nHaDtaMiaHKaBMnBBRnmaa  10 per cent, off while they  last.    Get one quick ....  Skates, Hockey Sticks  . and all kinds of sporting goods.  Agents for famous McClary Range  ALANSON  Hardware and Furniture  FOR SAAL'B���������5 young milch cowa to  freshen from the 27th of this  month. Apply to R. OWEN, one  mile south; oB B. C. B. R., Mount  Lehman. '  Mr. Walter Wells was a visitor to  Vancouver last week.  BASKET SOCIAL.  A most enjoyable evening was spent  at the Masonic Hall on Friday evening last by the townsfolk of Abbotsford, at a basket social, followed by  a dance and musical entertainment.  The gentlemen present were in a most  generous mood and the prices realized  for the many handsome baskets beat  all record's. The music rendered by  Messrs. Chamberlain and Hammond  was much appreciated, while the singing and pianoforte solos given by the  Misses Steed,  Mrs.  Geo.  Clark,  Miss   ���������_���������  ,������������������,,  Henderson, and Miss Nelson, brought will be an easy matter to clean, for the  uproarous encores.    Mrs. Len McFee ^ " nnn ^������ +nrnpri nver. the floors  gave a most artistic performance with  her favorite instrument, the trombone,  and was encored,again and again. All  present were loud in their exclamations and surprise at the local talent  forthcoming, which was of a high order. The orchestral music for -the  dances can only be described as  dreamy and raptuous. Mr. Everitt and  Mr. Les Delair were untiring in responding to Tim McElroy's d'emands.  Was there ever a better M. C. than  our Tim?    How did he cultivate that  whistle?  Chairman John McPhee was in happy vein, and his humourous remarks  in the performance of his pleasant  duties greatly contributed to the harmony of the evening.  A. J. Henderson proved a most capable auctioneer in disposing of the  dainty, well-filled baskets.  The general comment when dispersing was: "We have too few of these  pleasant social gatherings."  The fund's of the local fire brigade  of the Board of Trade will be swelled  to the extent of over $100 by this impromptu entertainment, which was so  ably organized by the chairman of the  local fire brigade committee, Mr. Angus Mclnnis, Mr. Len McFee, Messrs.]  Hammond, Morgan, Hay, Ferguson, J.'  vannetta,   and   many   others   ol   the  town, not forgetting Cyril and Arthur  Harrop.  The grateful thanks of the organizing  FOR   SPRING   CHICKENS  Prepare in Advance by Making Coops  and Other Apparatus  It is none too soon to begin making plans for the chickens one expects to raise next year, and to get  the yard and coops ready. If an incubator will be required to take care  of the chickens, and if they are set  under hens one will need a lot of small  coops to keep them and their little  ones in.  Home-made brooders will often answer the purpose. Anyone who "can  saw boards and drive nails can make  one in a short time at "very little expense. The main thing to look out .for  in making a brooder, as well as the  small coops for the separate hens with  their broods, is to see that it can be  easily cleaned. If the brooder or coops  are made separate" from the floors it  will be an easy matter to clean, for the  houses can be turned over, the floors  scrubbed and left to dry for a whole  day in the hot sun.  The floors for the coops will ensure  the safety of the little chickens" from  ra:.s or other animals that might dig  undoi the coops and destroy them as  well as to keep them dry during rainy  weather. It is, not a very- pleasant  thing to get out of bed some stormy  night, go and gather up a hundred or  more half-drowned chickens and take  them into a house where a fire must  be built to warm and revive them.  Later in the season when the chickens get larger it will not be necessary  to keep the coops on these platforms  but they can simply be moved about  as the ground underneath them becomes unclean.  Ii one intends raising the little chickens in the same yard as tlie old ones  are kept in a feeding pen is indispensable. The old chickens will, not  only gobble lip the food but will also  trample the little ones under their  big teet and often kill ; them. The  feeding pen should be made with slar,  sides and top and the slats will have  to be placed quite close together for  the little chickens. The slats can be  so arranged that every one can be removed anj time desired. With,an arrangement of this sort it is no trouble  pto feed the little chickens for they can  insid'e the pen as long as they want  to and are safe from the interference  by the larger ones.  Do not by any means neglect to provide proper drinking troughs or fountains. The little chickens get so thirs:  ty over night that they will often  leave their morning feed to get a  drink. The water vessels should be  located in the shade in order to keep  the water as cool as possible in summer.  Gates  and Doors, etc." Mfg.    Write  469 Burnside -Rd.j Victoria, B. C.  Matsqui   Hotel  MlSSlOrNTCITY, B.C.  This hotel makes a specialty of  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers.     Comfortable  sitting-  room and   best  of hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled.  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day  CHAS. L DeWITT, Proprietor  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  ���������~���������... ���������!��������������������������� ' ' **"���������       '-���������"���������!    .. NOTICE.  APPLES   FOR   SALE.  No.  1 N. Spies, per box $1.25  Russets, per box   1-25  B. Davis, per box ...1.00  Kindly leave your order with Geo.  C. Clark, and they will be delivered  to any address in Abbotsford.'  McNABB & GELLETT.  jThTjSEs^  Builder and Contractor  Estimates,Given Free  Phone. Connection       Mission City  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Building  KRAVOSKI & DAVEY, PROPRIETORS  If you want any artistic work  in  Painting,  Paperhanging and Decorating give us" a call.   . -  Practical work at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  For Horseshoeing,. General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert  Carriage Painting  ;   Give us a Trii  We will use you right.  Abbotsford  S. KRAVOSKI  .Blacksmith  W. DAVEY  Painter and Decorator  If you want the best in .  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and  Graining  and Carriage Painting  go to  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co.  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  Power  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  enderson & Taylor  (Associate  Members Can.  Soc. C. E.)  Civil Engineers:  R. A. HENDERSON  .      B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  I Office, next P. O. P.O. Box 1 1  Convenience      Comfort      Economy  Attention will be riven to all aoolicdt'ons tor'service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at  Vancouver Abbotsford New Westminster  B. C. Electric blk. B. C. Electric blk.  it  m  1  m

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