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 's[V  \i  , *:  If  :���������<  <-'>  i'&-  .? t*n  i������v  Mi  ������������?  V  ���������J,  IF  i w  '"bM  ft.  if*  f*4  ���������-V-.*  il  m  $  A'  Provincial Library;  ���������Vol. II., No. l.>  ABBOTSFORD, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER. 23, 1910.  <^i&>8  .00 PER YEAR  aito  wammsEsm  LINDSAY   RUSSELL  Ancfioneer, Real Estate and Live Stock Agent  ABBOTSFORD,   B, C.  I beg to thank my many clients throughout the district for their past  favors and in doing so desire the public toknow that I am now attending  personally to my own busenes? and that I have no agents either employed  selling or listing properties on my behalf,   ���������  I want for clients at once  A 40 Acre Randi vvith out timber lease; A 10'Acre Poultry Ranch  not  necessarily near a, railway station,  I also have , .  English money to buy ranches, with but the ranches must be   such   as   can  show an income on capital invested   -  n        'Call and see me personally as no one,else can do my business with you.  m..'igr ass:" ��������� r vsl1 unjrT rra-K-ara are  I'-'HJ'IUl-y V   ...J-iJ'iFlT^t^y   Jlitt'-'mHU" W-f .'J**"  THE   PIONEER STORE  CPHEE 8c KERR  1322;  THE POLICE COURT  ,Huntingidori's usual tranquility  was slightly jarred on Thursday  when Ambro Partlow and A, ���������Har-  wood appeared' before mag'stralc  McPhee and Yarwood on a charge  of using threatening language in  tlie highest degree,  After carefully weighing the  evidence over the two magistrates  bound both parties -inder a guar  an too of $500 t okeep the peace.  During the trial J. Balfou  ciitaitied cons-.derpible disturbance  which 'disturbed the equanimity oi  th eJ. P.'b with the result that he  was arrested by Constable Black  who is always on hand when these  things occur. The prisoner .was  .brought to Abbotsford and on Friday appeared before "Judge" McPhee The fine was $15 with a lee  ture, "not to do it again.}'  L.   O.   L. INSTALL OFFICERS  (From; Fr-a-sea- Valley Record)  On Tuesday evening the L. O.  L. installed their officers for the  coming year. The following are  the ofi'.ccrs.   ���������  \V.   M.-D.   Gibbard,  D.   U.���������Chas. Cotton,  Chap.���������Thos Fripp,  It.   St���������F.   E.   Pakenham,  a-'.   S.-lid. Bush,  'j.reus.���������i-'red   Gibbard,  Dir. of Cer.���������S.   A.   Hunter,  Lecturers���������Geo. Miles and Geo.  Caue.  Committee���������S. J. Youmans, John  J on.os, J. A. Catherwood, John;  Po/iock, Chas Bray.  Several degree* were conferred  the same evening.  After the installation of officers'  the   members   adjourned to Mr. J.  Bowie's restaurant where they par  took of a very sumptuous repast  The lodge has closed a very sue  cea&ful year, the finances being in  better shape this year than ever  [before���������there being a faiir 'substantial balance to the good.  Matsqui School Board   o -  ��������� A regular meeting of the. Matsqui School Board was heldi n the  Man lei pal Hall on Saturday after  noon, December 3, Trustees present Cruickshanks, chairman; Conroy and Merryfield.  A number of Communications,  werer ead and on motion ordered  to  be filed. . ',   !���������  Resignations pi 'teachers of- the  following schools were 'received1  and accepted with, regret; Clay/  burn, 1st division, Miss Joanna Me-"!  ,Kay ; Clayburn, 2nd division, Mis."  'Jeitrude Shanks; Ridgedale,-Miss  !<���������. . S. Matheson. Appointment.:*,  of teachers for the vacancies to  be taken upae! .the .next meeting.  The board decided to take the. bee  essary steps to re-open the Jubilee  school.  "The secretary was instructed lo  wrAe, to the education department  re the need of 'another roooi for  school' purposes at Clayburn ���������. as  the attendance nb>w required such  pro*\ ision being  made.  Accounts were passed fur payments as follows ;   ' *  Clayburn���������.!". '"' '   '  .Clayburn-*-Com.   Co.,   for   school  supplies; $5.45;  C.   T.   Purver.' la--"  bor hired "on outbuildings, "'$7.50.  I - -   *'' ;      t  Duna'ch���������    , > - . '   ' ���������  Victor Ferguson, hauling)seats,-$*2  Victor Ferguson, setting u.p seats  $6.50 ; Gordon Ferguson, 4-cords  wood, $12.    " "-,,.'  Glenmore��������� .,'.-'        -  N!   P..* Helm,  to, labor .painting  school .fence, $15; S." Olson, clearing room, $2; Jacob Rust, 6 cords  wood-at $3.50, $21.  Mt.   Lehman���������  J. E. Israel, 1 cord 4-ft wood  .$������"B2j>-iO; Albert Thomson, "repairs  $i;-G. A.'' Abbott, supplies, 140c  - Feardonville���������  H. Alanson, supplies," $2.15; F.  Wooler, labor on repairs, $3.50.  General account, six months' salary to treasurer $50.  The meeting then adjourned to  meet again in the municipal haii  Saturday afternoon, December 17.  A   NEW HOTEL FOR, "   "  ABBOTSFORD  Ther eis-nothing more essential  to the growth and expansion ������������������ of  any business community than ample hotel accommodation, so believe Messrs James Adair and An-  ance of Vancouver, who have purchased a Iblock of lots east of the  tram station. They intend to erect a commodious hotel ' 'The  new building is to be throe stories.  high and to have 'seventy rooms  The .furnishings throughout it is  reported to be in accordance with  tlie style o ftrade 'it (is hoped to  attract. There are to be (' tw.o  stores on the ground floor.  The building of the 'hotel rwill be  begun at an early 'date land 'it is  hope dto have it completed by the  the early  spring.   o ���������'  Messrs A. Davis ani H. D. Bey  non have purchased a ' fine , five  acre block of land from'J. Higgin  son. The deal was put through by  Mr.    See Sumner.  Mi*. W. II. Williams has been  added to the staff of the Royal  Bank here, and occupies the post  of teller. ���������   ' :.���������."���������  tore News  It is unnecessary for the Post to  remind its readers that shopping  at our town stores is far ahead in  monetary..matters, convenience to  themselves and 'choice of articles  as we are aware 'that all our citizens are imbibed "with that spirit  of* home dealing which tends t>-  'wards the building up of the town  Christmas is usually the great purchasing, period of the year, a Line'  whent he, purse .strings are loosen-'  ed and,the more generous side "of  human nature comes to the 'jurfaee  From look-rig over the hots &nd  stocks of our local stores it is not'  surprising^'.that they are so well  patronized and .it would .be very  strange, indeed if, aaiy of our people * sent east to the catalogue  houses, where a ' bare living-wage  is paid to the - employees, for the  array of quality and quantity to  be'seen in every branch bf busin  ness here can not but compel the  purchaser to Lpend ins money at  home. BeiOW- is a list of enterprising-me-rehencs anu'others who  are looking forward to a large  Oni-isanas "d'ade unci depend on tne  public of this growing community  'to re-., m our be aieui for, ch.eir.trou-,  'hie ,h*igiv.i'ng tnem che best .value  ^pobpiD^e.*;   r:  "''-; '*   '���������������������������'-'  ,  ������������������   ��������� ifear.by year; the'-popular'"taste  ciiiaiife'ca iia'a.'iiuV'siJe^ are ea-gerij  booked to.-keep up with, tne ue:  manUs-oL  tne .puDjuc una,to  bo up  ���������dale'm. every "respect-1 our   ; mer-  chanis 'bc-care*. <jn*y 'Cue litest aria"  ues'c gooas'.   .'     ;*j  Our  readers   will remember  the  occasion of the visit of tne -in'ow  Reporter'"! to the various, stores  some weeks ago, and bf .course are  aware chat lie was dibenarged im-  mediaceiy irom nis uruuuuo Suites  riuc wnac could Ye editor do when  cne Same iau beoought ium with  tears in his eyes to luxve another  chance to "malce g-oqd" Ai'cer con  suiting w.ithour inend Mr. Sparrow, whose good adv.ee should ai-,  ways be appreciated It was 'decided that the !N". R. .should be  given another trial at the same job  Here are-some of his effusions;  'fAfter I, ("notice the I) left the  Abbotsford Post off ce my atten-  tention was drawn to the tonsoriul  parlors across the street, where I  had my face manicured in the prevailing styie,  viz;- "sideboards''  '1  felt  considerably  rejuvenated  "I visited' J. J, Sparrow's  Flour and Feed store. Tlie gcni.i)  manager himself was present and  proceeded to elucidate on the-stale  of trade. He gave me facts landfi  and ligure.s to show that the business he was conducting was one of  Abbotsford's ".Long felt want's"  and that in consequence he collided himself as doing the right tiling  in placing at the 'disposal of the  public hisl arge stock of flour'feed  hay, grain, etc, Believing ni,s act  was'appreciated by the public he  had installed 'a ton horse power  motor for 'grinding u,p feed and  just as soon as the "power could bo*  attached he was "roaidy for business  and expected to fall the contracts  already made. He etaled to' me  his present quarters we're much too  small and that in the near future  he believed that to keep pace,  ���������with the 'growing possibilities"     of  his business' and the rising young  town he would be compeilcdto add  another 5,000 -.square feet cf floor  space tohis already spacious build '  ing.   I   wished  him   the     compli-  pliments  of-the season and' after,  saluting the new safe .where     he  kept 'the-root of all evil",'   I- de-  departed with his best wishes for  the prosperity of the Post'and the  staff for the coming 'year.,   ., The  sound of the anvil directed any attention tot he village 'blacksmith  l;Mr,   J."   McMenemy,   who   was  bu&y shoeing  a   span of '   heavy  draft horses from Matsqui.   As he  applied   the   hammer   I   informed  him   who -I ' was.   A. genial  smile-  spread over his face and he inform  ed me 'that s^nce he had taken over the business lately he had done  well,  an   dthat his  old customers  were all coming back to have their  work done in a   workman.ike man  ner.   Seeing  he  ,w.as  busny   e'ecu- ,-  pied I   raised  my ha,t and  btrj'J-  ing leisurely to.ward the door    he  ,  wished me a   merry Christinas.   I  jclwi likewise.   As I   did so me eyes  glanced towards the bakeshop     of  -, uJ\k\   L������.". Legace.   In,     I   .went..  There were'dainties o,f all descriptions, from  cookies to     wedding,  cakes," aispiayea in a,, most, tempt-.  iiig manner, Out to, attempt'to de-''  scribe the iatcer would be a!s futile,  as to'describe che pleasure and joy  sucn damcies 'bring-to, tnose* Winona  they'are mcenueu.ior.    YVhile dra,^  ing - irom   cne  oven ' a vD.ai*cJi''.    of ,  fitfau' vv-ii^cn ;vv*u.UiU.,providd a feast,  fit for a,   king, Mr: JL.egd.jce dtated'  mat -cnougi/i he Kiieaueu uie aougn  tnac ne  was uoing ejctre,mie|iy  wed  ana unac  wniie tne lousiness      was  gro,wmg. the   dough   was   coming,  x   tiiou^nL   Uiat   Waa, a   jwn.c; .yuu  know, and leaving  wich him' the'  the conipiiiiifciii'S "oi the i>ea:son   I  cuaeu upon my olu iriena  --iVlr. ������5.J. uoruaey /Who is al-  Avays busy. .A iariner frorn. Mt.  Iieunian was treaCiiig himself to a  new oec oi: narness as a Christmas  present. I aum.red the gentleman's tasce in nid seieccio,n. - He  couid not 'go wrong m cnosing any,  act oi riamess ih lvxr. Gernaey's es-  tablishmeiii., as this is the most up-  to-date harness emproium in the  Fraser Vailey. He makes his otwn  harness and naturally it is most  exc,eile,nt w^rkmansi^pj Aske^d-  a&t o the state of trade he ,inform  od me that business had been very  prosperous during the past year. '  and ne thougnt that during the  coming year a bright future a-'  waited him in Abbotsford. Before  I had time, to bid him a rnerry  Christmas anothrer farmer from  Sumas (Came in to buy a set of  duubio harness for his son .who is  about to be married, and not wishing to intorupt a sale I strolled  quietly down to see  "Mr. Taylor, the surveyor. -He  was absent in Mission City making  sub-divisions, and I went into the  post oil' ce to see #  "Mr. P. McCulloch, the place  where almost everybody visits every day. The staff was 'busy sorting out Christmas mial, which no  doubt will make many a heart  glad during the present happy fes-  (Continued on the last Page)  ���������fir  Mr If  TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFORD. B. C.  CHURCH 'SERVICES  Presbyterian    Church���������  Rev.   J. L  Campbell, B. A., B.-D.-pastor.  Abbolst'ord, li  a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Upper Sumas, May 29, and every  ulternate Sunday- at 3 p.m..  C. E., Wednesday at 8 p.m.  ,, Sunday School at'a p. m.  , Methodist Church-  Sunday School 10 a. m.  Presbyterian    Church���������Rev.    j.  Alder.,  Mount Lehman, 11 a.m.  Pine Grove, 7 ;30 p.m.  Glenmore, 2;30  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  D.  Published    every..   Friday   by    the    Post  Publishing Company.  ' A weekly'".Journal devoted to the inter  e������ts ot* Abbotsford and suu -'-riding, district.  f Advertising Raites made know. ' *ri amplication.  ' lkgal Advertising���������ls'cents.'pei  line for first' insertion, and 8 cents a urn-  for. all subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our Shibboleth���������-Welther "for nor: agin  the   Government.  FRIDAY/DECEMBER 23, 1910  ABBOTSFORD  POSTOFFICE  Office hours from 8 a. m. to 7 p. m.  No 314,M.ril train from Vancouver  and east due 8 ;07.  No K07 Mi.il train from State3 due  6;53.  Train No. 314 south bound due al  8;07; No S08 due at 17:27.  Train No. 307 'north bound-due at  6 ;53 ; No 313 due:at 18:22.  Great Northern���������going north  at  6;20;going south at 7 ;15.  Mail tor Upper-Sumas-every Monday.  Wednesday and Saturday, 1 p.- hi.  Mail for Peardonville-Bvery Tuesday  and Saturday, 1 p. m.  Mail for Alde'rgrove,' Shortreed'  and Otter, every Tuesday, 'Thursday and Saturday at' 1* p.m.  ���������     /  BUSINESS. DIRECTORY  ABBOTSFORD.  OF.  .a  General Stores ���������  Authier Bros.  D. W. Turn bull  l\. L. McPhee."  Hotels���������  Abbotsford Hotel, H. Freeman", Prop.  '  Commercial, J. A. Blair,'Manager.  Real   Estate���������  J." W. McCallum.  C. A. Sumner.  .Western Realty; J: J.* McPhee- &-'W.  Nelson. -  Lindsay Russell, C -E.  fcuctioFSeers���������  Lindsay Russell, G. E.  ��������� J.   \K McCailiim ���������  Banks��������� ...  Royal Bank of Canada, W. H. K������rr,  .   Manager. '.'���������*���������  Croamery���������  - H. A. Howe, Proprietor.  Hardware and Furniture���������  H.   Aianson.  Butchers���������  J. Menkman.  Rulhig arid King.  Livery Stable���������  Ly!e & AndersDn  Baker and Confectioner���������  L. Legace.  RESTAURANT���������  Co-nrad Andersen.  Shoemakers���������  M. Hauser.  Board of Trade'���������  J. W. McCallum- -Secretary.  Blacksmith���������-  Stanley Ausneau.  Carber and Pool Room���������  Jos. Sanderson.  G. Ieenor.  Tobacco and. Novelties���������  ;   J. V. Means.  Doctor���������  T. A Swift.  SADDLERY  and KaRDWARE-  H. J. Gernaey.  MERCHANT  TAILOR.  T. C. Coogan.  SURVEYORS  . Henderson   and  Taylor.  ABBOTSFORD DRUG STORE.  MUSIC TEACHER-  1 Miss Alice Steed.  Has anybody   seen'Dr.  Spencer?  For a second time since Dr.  Spencer has taken charge, o? the  Temperance movement in British  Columbia he has been literally "sat  upon" It is about time he took a  back seat now, and make room for  some one .else, if the cause ia to  succeed. The people of the province do not want him, that is  quite  plain  and evident.  the man or his methods are wrong  It is-up,to 'him. to find out what is  the   matter,   for   the   Temperance,  question is "all right.   It is not oulv  wise for-a   man to be temperate io  what he drinks', but to' be temper'  ate in his acts and movements.   D'r  Spencer ca'nnot therefore blame h/a'  miserable failure on the'cause he  pleads.       A   little close examinations of his methods'might do him  good. , -The introduction  of       the  Scott  Act ' into   British   Columbia,  was a- poor part for him to play.:.  There are  too many eastern people in this province who Jiave keen  its , Workings ' in days' ,gohe      by'.  Common  manliness, and consider-  tioh -for 'his fellowman--would'.not  pe'iniit' thinking people t6*-by their  vote   introduce   it into' this  province. ��������� So .says    Chilliwack   "and  Prince. Rupert.      .Try  some othev  scheme 'and"if the ip.eople.see that  there is*, a' possibility ;Of its working  out  to the'advantage "of the  "public of' this 'province 'there m"ig-h,t  be success.  Tt;is common: comment that .during' the 'recent election not a ��������� pa  per." hadw a   good word   for    *-Dr'  Spencer   or   his" Scott' Act.    ���������'' We  believe this is due.to the acts   oi  that the buyers were holding back  ' With .Christmas'' but. one week  off, (poultry failed t o'm'ake the advance that '.was predicted for it.  Turkeys were offered to-day at  high prices and were picked up  readily .by wholesale dealers. Seven very nice'ones'averaging over  10 pounds each brought 28 cents  pe'r' lb dressed." 15 fine birds .were  disposed' of at 28 1-2 cents per lb.  live. In all about three dozen turkeys were sold.  '' Less: than a dozen geese were  disposed of bringing from $1.50 to  $1.70 each. Four or, five dozen of  ducks were offered at $2 each. But  a   few went as low as $1.60.  No market change was noticed  int he price of chickens. A larger number were offered today than  usual, but buy'ng was rlightly duller. Prices failed to drop any,'and  a large number of fowls swere unsold The price of chickens ranged from $4 50 per dozen for bro'lers  Either ' to $15 for pure bred pullets.  A MERRY  CHRISTMAS    TO   ALL  B. J. GERNAEY  P.O. Box 45   , Atbotsford.B. G  LIVERY AND FEED STABLE  '   AND  TOURING AUTOMOBILE  Eggs"  started  oh the "downward  tiack  this   morning.   The   market  opened with* the sellers askir-g 7l>c  a   dozen retail  and 60c  wholesale  some were   sold vat these figures,  but ,the  arrivalof the Gh.iiii.VRck  train with mora sellers and large  supplies off eggs sent the price ���������a-  way downA* The* market'closed at  65c retail  and 55 cents .wholesale  Butter' also   showed a   weakening  ��������� There' was   a   large supply      of  meat, offered,  pork being exceptionally plentiful.      There was     a  very go od'supply of "beef .selling at  7 1-2 cent's per, lb: .by tine carcass  Mutton  was   more  plentiful  than  usual; some   30"carcasses       bf-:iug  brought* in  by one rancher.   Veal  was short;-few good carcasses -lei-rig 'offered.  Pbrlc      'was of' good  quality and  found strong demand  at' 12 .cents.   Retail  meat    prices  remlained steady.  The fruit'market was decidedly  weak;-the" demand falling off until* the-sellers were forced to.lbw-  'ei-**their prices. Fruit which has  ���������brought- $1.25 a , box for some  we^ks; this morning realized a  dollar* a box. The supply was  exceptionally large, ^but.the'majority was'"still there ."when (the market closed." But 'some* pears; were  offered and found little demand. ���������  ; Quotations by Bowel! ���������'&��������� Oddy���������  Mutton. ;���������; 12c to-121-2  Lamb -' - ��������������� 14,c to 14 1-2  Veal, small  ������������������-���������-     -A---'~ lie" to 12c-  Pork .:         12c  We can give you the^best  of attention at Reasonable Rates.  Our New Touring Autdmobilejs in greatfdemand.  Wm. LYLE  Stables on Esscndene Avenue  a��������� sm/mmmmss  You. will find my store the cheapest place in  Vancouver to buy  Furniture,   Carpets,  Linoleums,  Stoves and Ranges  I can' save you money.  . See me before buying. ���������  I guarantee sasisf action  . t  of the  man who .placed it  before     . Quotations, by  Pacific. Meat Mt.  Beef, carcass  ���������,���������  7c to  8c  Beef, hind - :���������' 9ctol0c  Be^f, fore '������������������- 61-2.to71-2  Mutton���������-  12c to 13c  '  "Quotations   Pacific -Meat   Mart.  Sheep  :   61-2c  Lamb.     14c  to   15c  i'ork  ���������  llc-to 12c  Veal   lie to 12c  tiie people. 'This action lof.thc  fourth 'estate -is due. partly-to the  actions and criticisms -of-Dr. Spencer. The question'here'arises, can  a man win his cause with the people and-at'the same time denounce  '-.e-prers of ,the province. Joi1  Martin was not a- winner in il C.  He denounced the press-iri'no uncertain sound���������in words"which 'it  is unnecessary .to here repeat .11*/,  sought new pastures for fame  Might we suggest a < method that  has saved morei-people from,-the*  bad effects of that'<which Dr. Sfpen-.  coi denounces- 'than 'any oilier  scheme" that *'we-know of. -All 'have  heard of' the late: John "B." Go'ugh,  and his methods. We would recommend these to Dr. S,pencer,  If he followed our advice in' this  respect he would do less harm and  probably more good than tampering with the laws of the country.  d. a. McClelland  300 Cordova Street, West, cor. Cambie,     Vancouver, B.  C.  *������^####*^  egace  THE    MARKET.  ABBOTSFORD,   BAKER    8  It,,.-*'* I"  Bread, Buns, Kisses,  Cream Puffs  Wedding Cake a Specialty      .&  I  $'  i  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.,.,$  I  <w^^^**������^##****##������#**#*^i  New Westminster,   Dec.    15th.���������  With Only one "market "day 'before   Christmas,   considerable   interest was evinced in the conditions. vat the market this morning.  An uiiusually large supply of .pio-  duce "generally-was br.ou'ght in producers   evidently: ;6xpteotin,g;;that  the .Christmas demand would 'send  th",,prices up.   This -failed -to materialize,  and, on. the. contrary ��������� .a  general weakening was notideable.  Sellers were  of. the i opinion ;that  this was due-to :the<fact that there  would be   a   market  shortly    be-  LIVE MEAT-  Lamb   7c to 7 1-2  Veal  6c to 61-2  Steers,   4c'to 41-2  Cows  ......*.....������������������;... 3 1-2'to 3 3-4  Pork    ������ --' ���������-���������'-.. '    9c  RETAIL -'MEATS���������  Quotations   by   Cooper  Bros���������  Beef,  forequarters   :    6cto:i0c  Beef, hindquartes ������������������  8 to 15c  Lamb,  forequarters       15c  Lamb, hindquarters    f5c to 18c  Pork   12 1-2 to 16  Quotations by Gain & Son-  Beef, best rib roast  ���������'-��������� 14c  Beef, loin       18c  Beef, round steak 15c  Boiling  Beef      8c  to  10c  Lamb   16c to 17c  Veal    13c  to  17c  Pork 14c   to   18c  Sugar cured bacon   20c to 25c  Mutton   ��������� - ���������   121-2  to   25c  EGGS and  BUTTER  Eggs,-wholesale ��������������������������������������������������� -  --55c  Eggs, retail  ���������  '70c  Butter, retail  40c  VEGETABLES-WHOLESALE.  Potatoes, ton���������- ���������-$27 to $30  INSURANCE LOANS  Abbotsford Homesites  If you are looking for a home  in town lots, acreage or farm  property  see  ���������cGALLUj  Onions,/per stic1-;   Onions, lowland,  sack',-���������  Carrots,  sack   ���������- ........  Turnips,, sack   ��������� ........  Turnips,   ton   ���������������������������.-.. ...  Carrots, ton  ...  ��������� VEGETABLES,   Etc.,-RETAIL.N  Quotations by G. Dowling & Son  Onion, sack. ���������������������������- ...:..... |2.50  -���������-���������$2.'25  ������������������  $1;50  - $1.00  ������������������75c"  ������������������������������������   $14.  - $17.50  fore Christmas .-this season,     and ' Onions, pickling, lb  The Pioneer Real Estate Broker of Abbotsford  Onions,  cooking  Cabbage, lb   ���������������������������������������������������������������:-  Apples, lb  ��������� ........  Marrows - ...............  Red, cabbage ��������� :   Potatoes,   sack   ���������  Brussels   Sprout   ���������-������������������-���������  POULTRY  Ducks, 3 'to 5fibs teach���������$1 to;$1.75  Geese, each  ������������������������������������   ��������� $1.50 to. $1*60  Pullets,  dozen  -���������  $10  to  $15  Hens, dozen  -���������- -������������������'������������������ $8 to $12  Broilers, dozen ��������� ��������� $4 to $5  FISH arid GAME-   ":  Quotations by Monk &C6.���������  I  Ik  fa  I  'hi  il'S  ii  i'i  W  If *i -  i  M  Hr  m  ��������� if  II'  '������  (I  ���������ft  I  !-'���������  ������  v  ���������*r* "^Jft.      J* A t  A. <^Jj.) * TV  msmmwasmmammmm tSSM  tsaSE  frHE ABBOTSFORD  POSt,       ABBOTSFORD, B.   G.  1)  t  {���������>'>*  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  STAFF and "DEVIL" WISH ALL  ITS BOOSTERS AND READERS A  \  ���������1  i  'i  I  1  $'  I:]-  ;   P.  ^S������-:^-S ^JOC'-as  be  comes,  with .elastilng  }y    belle,  Co children that ore wise and geod���������  Cbe Santa Clauo that trims the trcea  Of Cbrlstmao In the wood)  JSot tti a single night he loads  . "Cbc   boughs  with   gift  and  cradle  here.  Hb, no i to trim the forest tree  fie tabors all the year.  CF>Q summer tarried while be buna  Che bauble balls   of   sllh   and  spore  Upon the bosom of the oah  Hnd silver eycamore. ���������  Cbc autumn lingered while be wove  Cbc ellver fibers and the floes ;  Of gold and amber in the lap  Hnd apron of the moos.  THE FLOSS OF OOLD AND AMBEK.  \  ;6 wrought with sap and wind and  rain  Cffblle summer suns were rich  and  raw,  Chen strung bis beads of crimson fire  Hbout the fruited baw.  Hnd, tendril tied, be bung tbc grape  from bough to bough���������a blgb trapeze .  for circus antics of the squirrel,  Cbe gymnast of the trees.  ;IS Christmas "carol Is the hymn  Of- winter birds  that  pipe  and  sing,  Bis goody-gifts the promised sweet  Of maples In the spring.  Bis little arh a fallen leaf  '" Chat tipples down the crystal staff (  Of sylvan broohs, bis toy balloon  H snowflahe in tbc air.  (SLIPPING DOWN AN ANCIENT HOLLOW TKEH  NOR marvel where tbc chimney place  Co   ease  bis coming  chance  to  be^-  Cbe rogue���������behold htm slipping down  Hn ancient hollow tree!  December's gifts and gifts for ]VIay  f)e leaves; then ere be passes by  He begs a match from night and lights  Cbe candles of tbc shy!  -���������Hloysius Coll tn Ladies' Klorld.  Children at Christmas Time.  We watched the trooping children play  About the old house, once so gray  And still.    Then darkness fell.  And one by one they said farewell.  The music and the laughter stopped.  The play was done, the curtain dropped.  The waning lamp of mirth burned low  With each last cry across the snow.  And we, old friend, were left alone.  What was it lost that we had known?  Old friend and true, must even we  Find nevermore what used to beV  Man lives by change:  through ebb and flow  The.new lives come, the old lives go.  We lose and gain, yet year by year  The aging heart grows more austere.  It may be that tlie strain and stress  Of our mad times tempt joylessness;  It may be that our feverish days  Forget the old more genial ways-  It may be. too, the ashes of  Dead hopes and  dreams have smothered  love!  But plain it stands, no more we hold  Earth's fond good fellowship of old.  S"et thanks to one small spark, old friend,  As down the dusk of things we trend,  Age shall not strip our vevy heart  Of all its old. congenial art.  Aye, thanks to each small voice and light  That lent its youth to us tonight,  And thanks tc that strange fugitive  Enduring love by which we live.  Through childlike eyes and childlike act  We yet shall hold our youth intactl  And thanks to one still jovial ,day  We still, old friend, shall make our way  By thought and mem'ry through the snow  To youth and that lost long ago    ,  Where laughter, holding both his sides.  Made all our days seem Chrlstmastides!  Arthur Stringer.  eeking a Present For Mother,  Sne Finds a Husband,  ST was just for a moment that  Mariou pondered, just for a brief  space thai temptation warred with  training, but in tbat ball' minute  n lynx eyed store detective had pounced  upon her. Tbc holiday shoppers thronged the place. There was no time lo  waste following a shoplifter outside of  the store to establish a clear case. Almost before she had realized what had  happened Marion was being, bustled  over to the elevators. " '  A few minutes later she stood before  a sharp featured woman at a roll top  desk who had taken her name and ad-  dross and was [tutting her through a  scries of cross questions. But the inquisition was broken suddenly by the  appearance of a tall, clean cut young  fellow who walked up to the desk of  the head- detective and checked her  questioning.  "I saw Miss rrrkins make this arrest." be said quietly. "She has made  a. m is) a ko."  "But ihc girl admits that she stole  those." sharply retorted the woman,  holding ui> some dainty creations of  lace.  "I think I would admit murder,"  laughed [he man. "if I were ever lined  up in here. It's pure nervousness.  There was a woman standing beside  her-who slipped the things in her pocket. I suppose (he rest of,tlie plan was  to follow her to the street and pick her  pocket after she had carried them safely out of the store."  "Of course if you say so"��������� began (he  offendeil .Miss Perkins.  "I 'tin  say   so,"   he   answered   quietly as  he tore from  the book  the page  on    which     Mar-  "But J ought to be punished," she  cried accusingly.  "You are punished," he declared.  "The memory ol those momenta up  stairs will be punishment enough."  "J can't take them." she .said wistfully. "I couldn't send them to mother.*" '  "See here." he suggested. '-'Suppose  you buy ��������� them from me. You send  them borai and pay me a little each  week. J kiow just what a graft those  presentation things are tn a bis: offic������.  I've stopped them in my store, but I  know what It is."  "But it would take so long to pay  back," she objected. "I cannotpay dp  more than a quarter a week."  "I'll let you have them at wholesale  price," he offered.    "We shall have to  Kffib" MTHUIT  ���������<Sai>%SW^?fa5nP,TS^t!!i>������  <^&SI5pg&������������l!lA*%g!Pi  <a&fta*������!J������&  "SUE   riAS   MADE   A  MISTAKE."  ion s a u s w e rs  had been entered,  "and if Miss  Kay," glancing at  -the sheet, "will  excuse us I will  see that she is  not -subject lo  furl her anno y ���������  a nee. You see."  he added to Marion,' "we have so  much t r o u b 1 e  around the holidays t Ira t mistakes, are bound  to occur." , ,  He . I i g h t I y  todcheil her arm  ind led her from  the r o o m . Already another wo-  ta.keu  man had  her place, and  others eyed her enviously us she pass  ed. Chatting pleasantly, the man led  lier to the elevator, and presently Mar  ion found herself on the stre.-i again.  That   night   her  fears  were  reawakened   when a card  engraved  with  tin-  name of James Da I ton was brought to.  her.    it was in Boyce & Dalton's ston  that  the incident  had  occurred.     Per  haps they had found out, after all.  ISlie gave,a  sigh  of relief  when  the  young inau ot the morning rose before  her.  "You  will pardon  mj; intrusion." ho  hpgMii.   "but   since   these, unfortunate  t.tiiugs were the cause of so much irou  t)le  1   thought-it   only   fair   that   you  sJjould  have them."/  He held .toward her a parcel thai  Marion instinctively knew couiaiuei;  tlie coveted caps.   She shook her head  "J cannot take them," she wailed  "I don't, deserve them. 1 did steai  them."  "Technically, yes," said Dalton. "I  saw you slip them in your pocket. Bui  I knew that if Miss Perkins had uoi  been so quick you would have replaced  them. 1 saw the struggle in you*  face.   Were they for your motherV"  Marion nodded.  "You see." she began, "it Is my (irst  Christmas away from home. When  father died aud the money was all lost  T had to go to work for a living.  "J'm addressing envelopes at home  to make some extra money. Before l  always made mother's caps. But now  I have not the time. I had some tnou  ey all saved up to buy two wheu ai  the office they took up contribution*  for presents for the timekeeper ami  some of the others. It's a big ollice.  you know, aud it took all my Christmas money."  "And you cams OTer in the noon  hour to see if there were any cheaper  ones yo'i could still afford," he broke in  "Temptation was strong upou you. aud  Just for one tiny moment you fell. 1  could see the whole process in your  face"  "You knew that I had taken them  when you spoke this noon?" she  gasped.  "Certainly," was the smiling answer. "I knew that you had stolen  them, but that you were not a thief. 1  could not bear to see you posted as a  shoplifter, and whea Perkins took you  IT  IS   BECAUSE I DO  UNDERSTAND."  put them on the  bargain counter  after the rush  anyway. Nice old  ladies who wear  lace caps are  growing very  few."  "You're awfully good to me."  sobbed Marion.  "You can't understand how it  hurts not to have  anything to send  mother. 1 would  not have taken  them for myself,  but when I  thought of poor  mother wondering why 1 did.  not send a present after all the  fairy    tales    I've  written her about how well I've been  doing���������just, for a moment it seemed  that 1 had to have them."  "But I do understand," be insisted.  "I- can recall a Christmas when my  dinner was dry bread because I was  too faint' from hunger to fight for a  place in line where they were feeding  the poor. It is because I do understand that I sought to bring a happy  ending to a little tragedy ol poverty."  The simple words seemed to establish a bond of sympathy between them.  Impulsively she caught his hand.  "But I'm selfish,"  he persisted.    "I  want to ask a favor of you in return."  "What is it?" she cried eagerly.  "I want you to share my Christmas  .riinner," he explained.  "My sister,(who  keeps   house  for   me. is   traveling  in  Europe.    Won't you dine with me and  go to the theater afterward?"  Marion nodded shyly, and with a  cheerful "That's an engagement, then,"  he took his.leave.  Marion slept little that night There  was something about Dalton that won  him regard from all.. His qulc^ .appreciation of her temptation and' his  ready sympathy, for her.troubles had  won her heart. She knew that it was  foolish to build castles ia the air, but  there was some comfort to her in the  thought that she at last had a friend  in the great, inhospitable city: that  she would not,' after all, eat her first  Christmas dinner away from home in  the cheap boarding bouse.   '  The dinner ordered in advance was  perfect, the visit to the theater was a  genuine treat, and when Dalton suggested that tbey drop into a restaurant-for an after theater bite she was  glad to prolong her happiness.  "1 am purely selfish." he answered  when1 she sought to thank him for the  treat he had given her. - "1 .guess we  are always selfish., 1 had noticed you  several times in the store making little  purchases, and 1 wanted to know you.  I was hoping that I might get a chance  to speak."  "But wh.vshould you want to?" she  asked  wonderingly.  "Because J love you,", he said simply. "1 did not mean to speak so soon,  but 1 can't'help it.. Ever since the  first time 1 saw you I have wanted  you for my wife. Is there any hope?"  Her eyes made answer, and he drew  a case from his"pocket "1 have carried it for weeks," he said, "for I  knew that my chance would come;  Will you wear it, little woman?"  For answer she held out her left  hand. "This . ts the best Christmas  present a girl ever had," she whispered as he sMpped the solitaire on  her linger.���������C. H. Sutcliffe.  By THEODOSIA GARRISON  ING Arthur, gave a Christmas feajt  At Camelot. at Camelot,  In honor of the little Christ,  Who was of Virgin, born,  And at the board sat great and least,  The mirth and wine between,  Merlin, the seer, and Lancelot.      "~  And Guinevere, the queen.  1PHE  torches   flared,    the   great   logs  ���������* blazed.  At Camelot, at Camelot.  In honor of the little Christ;  That was a������ Virgin's son.  The wine was poured, the song was raised,  But still with brooding eyes  Upon the queen and Lancelot  Looked Merlin, the most wise.  "what is it that think bves may sk.-c ?.'  THEN spake King Arthur solemnly.  . At Camelot. at Camelot,  "Thou who hast neither word nor sang  But wisdom overgreat. '  Wha.t is it that thine eyes may see  By other eyes unseen  That thou dost look on Lancelot  And Guinevere, the queen?"  ANSWERED  the  king  the  graybeard  seer,  At Camelot. at Camelot,  "I see a little winged child,  As fair as snow and fire.  Between the two ye hold most dsar.  A flower o' flame.he stands  And he hath smiled on either one   m  And touched  them with his hands."  DROPPED king and court  on bendeo  knee.  At' Cameloti at Camelot.  "Behold: it is the little Christ  ,   ,J^L  Who is the Virgin's son! ' 1, '   '  He comes to bear us company..  I\or this our loving's sake."  And low with them bent Guinevere.  And.Lancelot of the Ladte.  Of Course.  Benham���������What did you suffr&gettes  debate today?  Mrs. Benham���������"Resolved, That mere  man has some rights that woman is  bound to respect."  Benham���������Arid the decision?  Mrs. Benham���������Was in th<> neagtive.���������  New York Press.  BUT TWO THERE KNELT TO LOVE.  UT Merlin held his eyes apart,  -  At Camelot. at Camelot.  He knew he saw a heathen God,  A God he might not name,  Who slept not 'neath a Virgin's heart  Nor gave the peace thereof.  Oh. king and court, they knelt to Christ,  But two there knelt to love.  ING Arthur gave  & Christmas  feast  At Camelot,  at Camelot,  In honor of the little Christ,  Who was of Virgin born.  And at the board sat great and least,  The mirth and wine between.  Merlin, the seer, and Lancelot.  And Guinevere, the queen.  ���������New York Evening Mail.  A Skeptic.  "I love you more than life," he said.  "Without you I should wish to die,  The sun would cease to shine o'erhead,  The. stars cease blazing- in the sky."  "And what about the winds?" asked she.  "Would   they   knock   off  and   cease  to  blow?  The streams that murmur to the sea���������  Would they back up and ceaao to flowf  He left her In the dewy eve  And thought, what time he stratched Ma  head,  "I cannot more than half believe  She thought I meant tho thlnga I said"  ���������S. B. Kiser.  /  A  Lesson on the Rail.  Tlie engineer  Without a fear  At danger daily scoffs  And while he files  Scoops full supplies  Of water from the troughs.  ���������Buffah) ajepresa,  Thinking of Curtain Lectures.  Mrs. Pick���������I see the Maine Agricultural college proposes to eatablisb  lectures especially for country pastors.  Mr. Pick���������What's the matter? Ain't  none of the parsons up there married ?--Yonkers Statesman.  CHRISTMAS   is  indeed  the  holiday of humanity and  by that token no less in-v  teresting than humanity itself.  The rich current of its observance has to carry all the bequests   of    other    ages���������their  ideals, their hopes, their recollections,  the beliefs  that  had  won the right to live, the gracious,   joyous . customs   which  had? won   the same, right   by  helping or heartening men, as  well as all  that our age can  contribute to it from the ma:  terial,   artistic   and   spiritual  side.    The modern feeling has  made a place, as the feeling of  each age is-sure to do, for the  mood of carnival  as  well  as  the   mood   of   faith.    It   can  weave into  the fabric of the  . holiday lime the little spectacles of fireside felicity, the affectionate  pledges   of friends,  the cheer of the loaded family  board   or   banquet   tabic,   the  taper  lights and  organ   music  of cathedrals, the offerings of  .music and  the drama and all  the noble product of tlie artist  and   the artisan.'-   In  a   sense  .Christendom   takes   inventory  of itself at this time In each of  lis thousand activities.  One  of  the  benefactions  of  the holiday is that it gives men  the chance to do this and puts  them in the mood to,do it..    It  is the Inst and greatest "truce  of   God."     The'   pause   It   imposes is not so much on war's  alarm, although the din of conflict   grows   ever   feebler   the  while   the   message   of   "good  will   unto, men"' deepens   into  deed  and custom,  as it  is on  the   absorptions   and   distractions of an age so wrapped up  in  its  pursuits that  it   hardly  has time'to look about it.    At  Christ mastide    men    do    look  about   them.    Tbat  its atmosphere could   make a  bad   man  out of a good one or a generous man out of a selfish one is  one of the. paradoxes whereof  perhaps  we must look to the  genial   fiction  of   Dickens   for  complete  verification.    Hut  it  does  make  men   kiuder,   more  thoughtful,  more serene,  than  their wont.  *4  You'll Find These In the Shops.  Christmas shoppers are loriunate  this year iu the number of novelties  offered iu tho shops. There are sets  of hat stands that come incased iu  leather and make useful presents for a*  man or a woman. Of more doubtful  practicality is a uew shoehoru with  a handle thirty inches iu length. 1c  must appeal to the stout woman and  maybe to the lazy.  I'or the woman who travels in out  of the way places there is a compact  leather case inclosing an alcohol flat-  iron.- While it costs more than an  electric iron, it will be found valuable  for summer travel, especially when  going to the wilds where electricity is  uot known.  What to do with hatpins is always a-  question. The small bottles, with crocheted cover and ribbon hangers that  some women have given their friends,  are pronounced worse than useless.  Doubtless it was a woman who invented the substantial leather tumbler  shaped holders which are heavy  efiough to keep from tipping over and  high enough to hold the pitis.  A useful thiug is a matchbox with a  phosphorescent top that can be seen  in the dark. Some curious pencil holders may have their admirers. A  heavy glass stand has set into It a  post of spiral wire on the end of  which is a short qhain to which a lead  pencil is attached.  Christmas Candle and   I roe.  The old custom of the lighting of the  Christmas candle,   which   is still  observed by the Irish peasantry, chiefly  at Candlemas or Old Christmas day,  has become quite obsolete in England.  A relic of the observance In England  Is, however, preserved.   An old stone  socket carved with a lamb Is shown in  the buttery of St John's college, Oxford, which was used In  former days  for holding the Christmas candle.  The  Christmas   tree   was   practically   unknown In England a little more than  half a century ago.  It was Introduced  Into this country from Germany, where  the Christmas tree has been a popular  feature of. Christmas eve festivities for  centuries, by the prince consort abort!*?  after bis marriage.���������Westminster Qft-  eette.  Mm  it---=������-:3  ������������������"���������Stt-wSl  I* graury tne modest wishes of those  simple souls ������������������..���������ho have faith in tlir  power-Father Christmas, grant in  this solemn vjSil Uie wishes of tbj  humble and devoted servants. Oh,  kind find loving friend of women and  /children, grant, J pray, that I may hear  jJiIm once more.'"  Fritz had arisen, much affected by  the fervor of the girl's prayer. He was  about to speak when the door suddenly  opened and two, strangers appeared  upon the threshold. '  oe-ao/o to speak of you ami disclose  your immoniii beauty to, that poor  child   who has'never known you."  The two spectators of that strange'  scene remained mute, awed and-fascinated by u,e exaltation of the young-  musician. He returned to the "piano"  near which Alice was sitting, lost iu  a deep reverie. He look her hand  aud  said:  ".My child.  7f  ^Copyright, 1910, by American Press Association..!    -  ������������������'.'.    l-  BOUT 100 years ago there was a  very' poor   young   man ��������� who  lodged in  the attic of an old  ; dilapidated house in the Platz  ..Roemer, in the city of Bonn, Germany.  'He  was so  sensitive of  his  poverty  ���������  /that he would not appear on the street I ose side  ;in the daytime, fearing that strangers  would scoff at his soiled linen and tat-  '   'tered clothes.   The neighbors declared,  -and   with  reasonable cause,  that  the  ���������     man was demented, for.his gray eyes  glittered' with a strange light beneath  his pale and   massive forehead.    His  'long   hair  tell   in   disordered   masses  about his.emaciated cheeks.    The set  -expression bf his thin lips betokened  the bitterness of his life, and the deal-  er. In  wax tapers  who lodged in  the  adjoining    room    asserted    that    the  young man passed his days and nights  ���������furiously  playing  upon   an  old   piano  ���������and covering great sheets of white paper    with   Incomprehensible   scrawls  Whenever he ventured upon the street  the housewives ran to their doorsteps  to see him pass by, and the children  scoffed   ot   him.     No   one   knew   his  name or profess/on.   whence he came  or whither he went.    lie had only one  "friend,   who  called   every   evening  at  sunset.    The latter was a person  well  - known In  the city of noun.    He was  the    tall,    gaunt   drunkard.    Joachim  Fuescher.   organist   of .the   cathedral  -and kapell-meister for n> uscigneur the  ���������bishop.  One Christmas eve Master Joachim  '���������warmly   ensconced   in   his  antiquated'  greatcoat,   climbed   the   rickety   stairs  ���������and without knocking entered the at-  .tic of his friend just at the beginning  of the winter twilight.    He found  the  .   young man sitting at the window ������-az-  mg sadly  at the fantastically  carved  ���������gables,   the* turrets and spires of  the  -ancient city, over which the snow had  spread a  shroud  of'uniform  aud glittering whiteness.  "Ho.    hoi"    exclaimed    the    kapellmeister as he slapped the young man  on   the   shoulder.     "What   do   I   see''  .     .What do you mean? - Do you  wish to  .be forever damned?   Come!   No black  butterflies   on  Christmas   eve!'    Look:'  .   The city >is clothed in its .wedding gar-  ,    'merits,   the .church   bells   are   pealing  '���������merrily, and already, in anticipation of  ..    midnight, the streets are odorous'with  -the flavor of Mayenee ham and greasv  ���������-' iritters.     Very .scion   the  taverns   will  ."illuminate their windows as an invitation   and   welcome   to   the . passersby.  .And.   a hove   all.   trionseigueur's   treasurer did not  forget to pay me "my sal "  ary.   Come, comrtide:    Let us go."  Suddenly he ceased speaking, and his  gaunt features assumed, a sympathetic  ���������expression.     When    he    resumed    his  speech  it  was  in a gentle and   tender  tone:  "Ah. you are suffering as always, m\  poor grand genius.'"  Then tlie ycuiii" man arose, brusquelyv  savagely  wiped away a  tear that   was  coursing down  his cheek aud exclaim  ������l in a  violent manner:  ,   "Oh, be quiet:   1, hate the world:    Its  pleasures . are   to   tne   like   so.'man.x  thrusts of a knife.    I  hate the human  race: I  hate myself:    Cenius. did you  . say?    Yes. if that  is  to be the victim  ���������of every torture and every sorrow; to  see oneself the subject of insult, suspicion and public indifference; to heat  hunger,   thirst  and   disease   knock   at  one's door; to feel that all the sublime  voices, all the. vast inspirations of one's  heart and brain, are stifled by! the coldness of death; if it is to be a recluse  and   a   pariah,   then,   indeed,  ami   a  genius.    But come:    These walls, the  silent witnesses of my despair, give me  ,,tbe horrors."  .' Then with unaffected tenderness and  'paternal solicitude the old organist re-  ,moved his greatcoat aud placed it over  the shoulders of his friend. But the  -young man scarcely realized the act  :,of kindness, so absorbed was he in his  'own meditations.  1   They left the house and walked slow-  Jly. arm  iu arm.  through  the narrow  streets,  which  now  were thickly carpeted  with  snow.    The  old, organist  selected the route, kept a watchful eye  jon his companion and evenvtried. with  his own eyes full of tears, to bring" a  ismile to the face of his young friend,  whose features under the, pale light of  "!the stars looked unusually somber and  'mysterious, as if in harmony with the  silence and solemnity of tha' winter's  night.  At last they reached the heights of  the suburb called Coblentz, which  overlooks the ancient city, and were  passing through one of its most retired streets when the young man suddenly stopped and grasped the arm of  fTra.nsIaied from the French by George  Morehea.d.J  his companion. a  "flush!" he said.   "Listen!"  Master Joachim, bending his head to  " ~"J *   seemed  to increase the vast  area of his rubicund ears. ilr,d in the  deep   silence   of  the  night  he   heard  modulated by a broken winded harpsi-  . chord, some vague and  feeble sounds  I'"'<  issued from a neighboring house.  J he two friends remained silent and  motionless.  1'rcsemly they recognized the melody.     It   was   an   andante,   possessing  breadth,   sweetness ' and    melancholy  and  despite the mediocrity or her in'  siriimciii   and   the   crudcMicss   of   her  "KMhod    the   invisible   performer   lm-  I'l'essed  upon   the  music a  tenderness  of   expression   that  soul.t  by decency and pride.  "Yes, I remember." said the younjr  man. "it was on Christmas eve on  just such a night as this, that you'had  that adventure, an adventure that  would bring a- pitiful smile to the face    ��������� v,u>.t more.  dear Alice, the story of your adventure. I love to hear you in the deep  silence of tho night relate the story in  your   slow   arid   gentle  denoted  u   poetic  "Ah. by my faith!" exclaimed Master  Joachim,    -if , mistake'not, Hint run-  SIC ' ���������  man  i  "Is    mine."   said    th0  while two (oars glistened in liis eves  "I.isiimi.   Joachim;   listen!     It   is 'the  amlanie fronr my first symphony.   Ah"  I    was    wrong   a   few   moment's   n-'o  when  I cursed my fate.    God Is good  .'ind  life is worth, living, since here in  my   native city  some one  knows   me  understands me.  loves me!    Since niv  spirit is the consoler of another, and a  woman 'no doubt.     Yes.  yes; it   is a  woman,  for -I   recognize the soul    the  touch,   the   feeling  of  a   womnn.   or  rather, of an angel that heaven in its  mercy   to   the  poor and despised   has  sent  to earth  this festive  night as ���������  balm   of   celestial   joy   to   my   poor  wounded heart."  ''Hum:      Hrou!"   growled    Joncbim  who   had   become  critical   on   bearing  his favorite instrument.    "I admit that  the   performer  displays  some  feeling  but. my good Ludwlg. the left hand is  feeble,, and the arpeggios of the right  hand  lack   finesse  and   breadth  method of a pupil, my boy."  . "Silence,    blasphemer!"    replied    the  younger man, whose face was now resplendent    with   joy.     "That   woman  does- not   merely   play   my   music-do  you   understand?     She   expresses   mv  thoughts:     I' teei: it   here!"   he said-  striking   his   heart. .. -But.   come!   - I  must see her. and .here is "the hojise "  Eagerly be drew .Master Joachim, toward a,humble cottage.    A light filter"  ed. through   the badly jointed shutter  of a lower window, and it  that   room   the  The  voice, which  seems to come from above, while your  hngers lightly caress the keys of your  old friend."  She resumed her place before the instrument aud dreamily played a few  chords.' *���������  "Oh. yes," she said, "that  was a divine melody.    Alas,  I can  remember  nothing of it but this one air; but that  smple air is* as  broad as the  winter  sky and as deep as the ocean.,  Every  time I play it the whole scene returns  to my memory.    yOU remember. Fritz'  you had taken me that night to-A tint  Gertrude, who was very ill iu her little  attic in tbe.I'latz Roemer. and as you  bad some -work to  finish  you left me  .there for several hours.   Sitting at the  side of the invalid's cot,  I could hear  her breathing, and.  although   I   could  not see her. I imagined,the appearance  of her poor face, yellow, wrinkled and  emaciated by age. privation, illness and  suffering.    A profound silence reigned  around me.   My habitual darkness appeared to be deeper, heavier and more  cruel than  before, and I  trembled as"  I   thought  how sad  and  burdensome  this  life  was  to the poor-and unfor  tunate such as I.  "Suddenly some one began to play a  piano in an adjoining room.    The music commenced with a soft prelude like  the beating of "a  bird's  wings in  the  distance or'the approach of a cohort  of angels, and as the rhythm expanded  and  increased   I imagined   I  saw  the  seraphim, all  white and dazzling,  descending from the stars and illumining  the - darkness . that    surrounded    me.  ihen  I   was seized and inundated by  an overwhelming harmony which opened to me the gates of paradise.    Ah  how can  I express, the torrent of in-  .effable sensations and delicious pleas:  ure-s.that   submerged -my   senses   in'���������  those enraptured moments! ' Inspired "! a  by the wonderful-notes that were, ere  .'II.  EFOItE   the   young1 master   of  the humble cottage bad recovered   from   his   astonishment  j the eider of the two strangers  approached him and said:  "Excuse our informal entrance, my  master. My friend and I are two very  poor but enthusiastic musicians. We  were passing through the street when  the sound of  not resist our  ted' with tho  artist, the unknown brother or sister,  who is concealed in this remote suburb." i  "Alas, sir." replied tho young man.  "we are not artists, but only humble  working people. Our life is.a very  hard one, but my sister sometimes  brightens it with a fugitive ray of sunshine by playing, as she did this evening., some, melodies that she has learn-  ed."  The younger of the two visitors now  approached Alice. She trembled visibly when he touched her lightly on  the shoulder and said in* a gentle  voice:  "You like that music, my child?"  "Oh. yos!" she murmured.    "I  love  if-I cherish it!    Itj^s sublime!'   Onlv  1  feel  that   I  can  n'ever. play it as it  should he played."   V  "But." said  the musician, who was  standing   now  before! the instrument.  "you have not the mt'isic.   Do you play  by oar!'"  Cpon hearing these words the brother ran to his sister's side and took her  hand, while she replied in a sad voice:  "Look' at me. sir-you who are so  fortunate as to have your sight. I am  blind."  There was a moment of painful silence.  ���������  "Ah. my child." -said the musician,  "Cod afflicts in this life those^he wishes lo glorify in the next world. 1 also  have a Heavy cross to bear, and sometimes I am tempted to curse my fate,  bur I always have at my side a divine  comtorter-musif: i.Pt. it console us  now. what you were playing a few  moments ago is not* unknown to me.  May 1 play it now?"  Without waiting for a reply he seated himself before the 'old barpsicord.  At the sound of the first few notes  ihe blind girl trembled with joy. Had  not the, good Father .-Christmas granted her prayer?,        .'���������*.-'  [.'Tider'the"..touch of a  master.-light  nd   heavenly   as, it   was,   under  the  you do not know the appearance   of    the   clear,   soft    night,  which draws'over the heavens its imperial   mantle,   dotted   with   glittering  stars; you do not know what the beautiful   round   moon   says   to   the -proud  souls   and   taciturn   hearts   that   loVe  solitude and sorrow.   Ah, well, I shall  try to tell you all that.'"  _ She   was  almost  on   her   knees   before him.   He resumed his place at the  piano and played.  What he played no facility of si vie  no artifice of language,  can  ever ex-  Press.      There"   are    certain    musical  works    which    seize   upon    the   soul  soothe it, soffen it or agitate it.    Each  chord, each note, causes the vibration  within  us of some  hitherto unknown  sense..   Our sentimental personality is  dchciously or terribly awakened. Finally   the  last  note dies away.   * We   return   to ourselves,   we try  to analyze  what we have so vividly experienced,  and, we quickly perceive that it is an  impossible  task.    So  the devotees  of  the occult sciences pretend that music  is the language of the spirit world.  ,. \Vhen  the musician had .finished "he  looked  around   him.    The  blind  girl  motionless   and   transfigured,   seemed  to be in  heaven.    In one corner the '  boy,   to  whom  this  humble home  be- '  longed,  was weeping freely,  his head  between  his  hands.    Master Joachim  was  standing   behind   his  companion  . with   his   enormous   mouth   open   in  amazement and his eyes fixed on the  musician   in   absolute   surprise.     The  "young  man  smiled,  softly  closed  the  piano, approached  the blind girl and  kissed her on the forehead, then whispered to the old organist:  "Come, and do not make a noise."  Silently   they  gained  the door and  disappeared.  A  moment later the young artisan  IT WAS AN ANGEL."  ated bv-f he fingers of that mao-'ic^n^;   I t^8 ; of  rhat diriDe inspiration,   the  ���������^u.-:_ __-... ^I!?-orcuat magician, ev- [old   n-.stru.nent  became sonorous  and-  was from  music* came. Rut a*  rhey leaned forward near the window  in an effort to hear the better the instrument suddenly became silent as'it  emitted one last plaintive note that  resembled a sob.   *  erything around nie vibrated and. Jived, l-pathetic   ��������� \b  Radiant visions greeted my new found    went      '   "  sight.    Beautiful saints   hViiiinnr- with   * v  light and glory, poLTed out "c I tho"   , "t T^, U '"**   tt&  Sam������   that' sfie  heaven whence\hVcame������l^^t]^riatJ- hM.rt a* ^ar ������*> at the bedside  how it throbbed,' sam:  laughed .'and   sighed   by   turns!  raised   his  head and  said, . "Ah.  how;  strange, Alice, they are.not here!"  "It-was an angel, my brother. He  has flown away, but I, am sure he will  return."      -'.'"'  II.  HE young girl had ceased playing suddenly, iu the middle of  a phrase:  then-she remained  motionless   and   appeared  to  be absorbed   in  a   reverie,  while her  fingers skimmed mechanically over the  keyboard;   Anally  she-uttered   a deep  sigh, and a moment later, with a gesture  of  despair,  she  closed   the old  harpsichord   and  rested  upon   her elbows    with    her   face   between   her  hands..  "Little sister, why do you not play?  Lt does me good to hear you."  The speaker was a young man with  an honest but unusually serious coun-"  tenance.    Seated  before a  table cov-  they returned-without me. alas, the  cruel ones! Suddenly all this world of  dreams faded away and disappeared in  the night; then. vast, profound, religious, consoling and inspired, the andante that I have retained and learned  arose majestically in the midst -of the  mysterious darkness."  "Yes." said  Fritz', "and  when. I  returned   I   found   you   trembling   and  weeping, and it seemed to me that the j  features of our poor old aunt were im-  pressed   with   an   unusual   degree  of  serenity.   In fact, I imagined thatf Father Christmas had paid a visit to both  of you during my absence.   But on our  way   home   you. related   to   me   that  strange adventure.   Ne^t day I made  inquiries and learned that Aunt Gertrude's neighbor was a young musician.  of her dying aunt. .As the volume of  music reverberated through, the humble room an ecstatic glow lighted the  girl's features. With clasped .hands,  with parted lips aDd with her poor  sightless eyes raised toward heaven  she listened with all her soul-as a  saint might 'listen to the singing of  invisible angels.  The player also was transfigured.  Mis face no longer bore the bitter and  somber expression that we noticed  there J)efore he began to play. The  fire of enthusiasm now blazed in his  eyes; a powerful emotion agitated his  lips. Framed in the waving torrents  of his long hair, his face was that of  a master of human thought.  " Be ceased playing upon a final majestic chord: then he bowed his head.  mysterious and eccentric who was on l ni. t T SMed Va������aDtly iDt������ Space'  the verge of being dispossessed by his *iW rf ^ "^ D������ ,0DSer ������f thiS  landlord because he was to. noor' to \Z l?" J 1������ Inspir'DS P������Wer of bis own  nfl.hi.���������������f ���������������AT*u    S,l������������. po?r t0-| music had  overwhelmed  his soul and  marked   bis   pale   features   with   the  ���������Mlhbu. by  ,oud  aod   untim.ly- ~ j ^^  Z?ZTr  '������  ""  WblC"  reS!"ed    "l������������">  ������"d  ������P������">a "  wide ,. So  ���������_.        " I wintry air.  Do not say that, dear Fritz, even ���������    The  moon  upon its course  reigned  n fun.  or you  will offend  me.    The ' a,. .ov������r0lgn  mtatro,,, of ������?    2  s range musician  whom  I  heard that    ������ky, and tho ��������������������������������� which it lllummod  2Sh r'pT    , >h������Se aDge,S SGnt t0    Wa* 0t .^"^"nary  beauty  and To  name of fcemus. , braced the entire city of Bonn, which  She remained silent for a  moment,    climbs   zigzag  along   tho   SSS.   U*v-"  struggling against her emotion.   Then I ei'8ed t>v 'Its sparkling river, now hid-  an outburst of exaltation she ex- / don by Its coat of Ice. There was some-  ered with little pots and brushes and S0������ ,^at he distui'bed the sleep of his j traits of genius Suddenly in fl h���������rat-  under the light of a large lamp, he was nel^ors by loud and untimely up- of violent to a^llf ������n\������^*  coloring those fantastic little animals    roars  simi,ar  t0  that   which   regaled *    *   - *    ������d mn t0 the  and grotesque dwarfs cut in wood  which are the triumph of the Nuremberg workshops.  "You like to hear me play, my poor  Fritz," replied the girl, "because you  have heard no one else, but I despair  and grieve when I think how far I am  from my ideal. Never, no, never, will  I produce with these feeble and awkward fingers the celestial and sublime  melody that soothed and charmed me  on Christmas eve a year ago."  As she spoke thus, leaning against  tne oia instrument, the young girl resembled the statue of Melancholy. The  ETAT night when -the poor musician returned to his humble  attic in the FJatz Koe'mer his  bitterness of spirit had  vanished.    He  kindled   his   meager  fire  lighted his lamp and throughout the  night  covered   with- his   accustomed  scrawl   many   of   those   long   white  sheets of paper lined with black which  had aroused so much suspicion in the>  minds   of   the   good   won������m   of   the  neighborhood.   When the pale winter's  sun again.shone upon his window the  composer,  overcome  by fatigue,  was  sleeping  with  his  head resting upon  his scattered sheets, but before he fell  asleep he had finished his work, which  he called in memory of that eventful  night "The Moonlight Sonata."  Today that sonata is considered one  of the most sublime creations of human genius. The young man who on  that Christmas eve played the role of  consoling angel to the blind girl was  called Ludwig Beethoven.  in  claimed:  I  thing   fantastic   in   the  vast   Iniiuo-  "Oh,  to  hear, him  once  more���������only | b,llt.v ������f the landscape, In the striking  ice-would be a foretaste of eelesthu - contrast " of    the    immaculate    snow  on  bliss!"  Instinctively  she  softly   played  the  Depressing. .        '  We, met the  early  bird' and  were  amazed on glancing at our watches to  discover that the hour of J had long  since struck.  "You're not so early after all," we  remarked significantly.  "No," assented the early bird, looking very conscious all at once. "The  fact is I got the hookworm."���������Puck.^  Se������fande !2 n}������������������d ber lassie    theme of her beloved andante as an ac-  ?���������S _       b.,0nd  hair: ber e^es P^ I companiment to the following prayer:  1 which covered the city like a shroud  ana   traced  ^pon   the distant   hcisUas  sented a peculiar appearance as if they  were covered by-a veil; she seemed to  be blind; in her attitude and features  there were tokens of sorrow and resig-  nation, but in the light of her forehead  a great  white line  which  formed tiK>  are  People Who Stretch.  Crimsonbeak-These  little  flats  good things sometimes.  Yeast-Why do you think so?  " vv hen a fellow is stretching out his  hands to show you the size of the fish  "Bright king of this holy night-  Christmas. Father Christmas, good Father Christmas, who eoncealeth thy  venerable head under the hood of the  great  red   cloak  so. full  of enchant-  with thy snowy heard floating in.-the  ."      d.b^wlIJ(1 or marred b? cl������ud. I will prevent him from going too far"'  vine purity and sweetness. All the surroundings of this young couple betokened poverty, even misery, but a-misery bravely borne, a life of toil marked  frosty air, dotb traverse the world and  stop by preference before the more  humble  and   sorrowful  dwellings   to  ���������O night.'- murmured the musician  as he Icaued with his elbows on  the window sill-'-O mysterious moon  you are my friend! I understand  everything you say to me. The les-  sou of resignation you teach me this  evening I shall never forget! Give  me inspiration. Descend upon me  with all the train of your majestic and  silent splendors iu  order that I may  ���������Yonkers Statesman.  In Soft. $  Freddie���������Why do they call him .f  the middleman, dad?  Cobwigger���������Because he gets a  rakeoff from both ends.���������Life.  h  r >  K  n  Weft.  IV^   i  ... - }i  \-������Ub THE ABBOTSFORD POST, '  ABBOTSPORf), B. d.  The Fruit Meetings.  (From F.   'V.   Record Special)  A new era in the art of fruit  growing was indroduced last week  when representatives of the provincial government gave a series  of lectures iu the Orange Hall on  such useful subjects as the selection of Nursery Stock, Orchard  Plans and Planting; Soils for fruit  and their management; Structure  and Growth of Plants in relation  to Practical Fruit Growing; Orchard' Pests find their Control; Cover  Crops; Sprays and Spraying.  The Horticultural branch of the  Department of Agriculture of the  province has been reorganized aud  planned to meet the wants and  serve the interests of the fruitgrowers of the province. This is  a wise step on the part of the  government, and tends to the prosperity of that important branch of  farming, and one of the rising-  industries of the province. A few  years ago the province was not  particularly noted for its produc-  1 tion of fruit. The government  after sending several exhibits  to expositions in the mother land  found that the soil and climate  was capable of great possibilities  along the line of supplying fruit,  both large and small, to those who  resided where the climate and soil  The primary .object of the Women.'s Institute when first organized in Canada was the bringing  together in a closer relation���������  social and practical���������the home-  makers.  More particularly was it meant  at that time for the farmers'  wives, who, as pioneers, came and  settled in their little log houses  many miles apart, and by unceasing tojl side by side with their  husbands, have made it possible  for us to reap the benefit of that  toil as we are doing to-day.  Since that time the Institute  was not adapted to the growing of has widened and broadened in its  vised another way of getting results. Throughout various sections of the province, experimental  orchards have been chosen and the  planting and growing of the fruit  will be placed under one man  whose duty it will be to work  under the supervision of the department. In this way much valuable experience will be gained and  in time-each district will be able  to figure down to a fine point just  what fruits are adapted to that  particular district and be of the  best market value.  This paper intends devotingcon-  siderable space to articles on fruit  THE WOMEN'S  INSTITUTE.  (Prom F.   V.   Record Special)  fruit, particularly the prairie provinces to the east of the .Rockies.  As   the  fruit   growers  had   for  many   years   found  difficulty   in  marketing  the  product,  the  first  step taken was to send a man into  the- towns and cities oh the prairie  to send reports to the fruit growers of the state of the market, and  as it were to have a guardianship  over  the  interests  of the   many  growers throughout the province.  This -was the only paper in  the  province that published these reports the first year,  the  reports  being secured through the kindness of a, friend interested in fruit  ���������growing-.���������  The fruitgrowers in the  district so appreciated the publi-  -   cation   of these  reports that  the  department ���������.dec-.dri' 'V*-  -~; *-��������� ' -  .send,  the    rep^iu. "���������v   ..'   \..xr~.  throughout  the  province.    i\*eeci-  ��������� less to say these reports have done  good work.'  Many a new man at  the business has gained information  that, stood  him  good  wheL  marketing* the fruit.    Nothing is  .  said about   the   threatened , libei  suit  with which   this  paper  was  threatened when it published what  afterwards proved a  fact in  regard to one firm's business stand-  , ing on  the  prairie dealing* with  growers here.    This exposure, although   some  fruit  growers  sustained loss,' proved    a    valuable  lesson, and that together with the  fact that the market commissioner  sent his reports broadcast throughout   the   province,   has  this  year  prevented other schemers handling  the fruit with such recklessness.  The horticultural department is  under the guidance of R. C. Wins-  low. He is assisted * by Messrs.'  M. S. Middletcm, C. .C. Clark,  J. F. Carpenter, B. S.A., and Ben  Ploy. The province is divided  into districts and each of the four  latter are placed in charge and it  is their duty to study their special  districts, its needs and possibilities and instruct the fruit grower  in all that will prove to his advantage. Th*������ lectures in the  Orange Hall were given by these  young men, and Mr. Winslow.  That they proved interesting and  instructing is without question  judging by the remarks overheard  by the fruit growers, and the questions asked at the meetings. Many  fruit growers have the practical  experienc but are yet lacking  in the theoretical part of the work.  By combining both it is believed  that better results will be. gained.  The meetings had this in view and  the different subjects were dealt  with accordingly.  The market commissioner gave  his   season's   experiences   at the  meeting  on "Friday  evening and  much was gained by wliat he said.  If the lectures are proven to be  "of advantage,  of. which  there is  little doubt, they will be continued  each year until each grower has  the art of fruit growing down to a  science. ' '   ' '  The government have also de-.  view and is eagerly embraced by  farmers-' wives and business men's  wives alike.  It enables the women who attend the meetings to exchange  domestic ideas, to profit by each  other's mistakes as well as their  successes. Not only is it an exchange, but as a body of women  they- can accomplish a great deal  for the community or town where  they live. For instance, let me  enumerate a few .of the things that  have been and are being accomplished by other institutes. Cemeteries have been kept weeded and  attended to, school" and church  grounds have been beautified;  trees have been planted along  streets and'" country roads!, and so  on.  Miss   Livingstone,    seeing   the  need of a society in. Mission, organized last spring with the following    officers:      Mrs.   Walton,  president; Mrs. W. Abbott, vice-  president; Mrs. Abercrombie, secretary-treasurer, and Mrs. A. M.  Verchere and Mrs. Barr, board of  directors.    The institute at pres-',  ent consists of thirteen members, j  and  many  good  results,  we  are  sure, will occur from this needed  organization'.  alive' to its opportunities and possibilities, and, though cramped for  both' members, and finances, has  succeeded in making itself felt. A  portion of the work done is briefly  given: For the .Local Option  Work there has been about ten  dollars .given by, the Union; a  great deal of literature has been  distributed and' several public  meetings have been held, at which  Dr. Spencer or some other lecturer  was procured.  For the  W. C. T. U. Home at  Victoria, ten    dollars    has    been  raised,  and  a  box  is being  prepared by the Union to send to the  Home,   containing .necessary   and  useful articles for a home of that  kind.    For the Missionary Fund  four dollars has been contributed.  They have held several mothers'  meetings, which were public and  well attended.   A'large number of  parlor meetings  have  been held,  some for members only, others to  whom friends have been invited.  Several White Ribbon teas have  been held as well.      Three silver  medal contests Have been worked  up at which a great deal of interest  was  shown.    Another  one  is  talked of for the near future.  , In  the   Flower   Mission Work,  many a boquet of flowers, glass oi:  jelly or a book has,gladdened tho  heart  of some one sick.    In the  Foreign    Literature  "and   -Purity  Work, a  large amount of literature .has   been  distributed,   especially    have    the    Hindus    been  pleased with the temperance literature given to them in their own  language.   In the work among the  Lumbermen    and     Sailors,     one  dozen "comfort bags" have been  filled for distribution. Some of the  contents of these bags are :   Large  needles, black and white thread,  large ��������� white   buttons,   coat,  pant  and vest buttons, black and grey  a street railway with its' ''room  for one.more." ���������' The fellow,who is  there first has the right of way.  But yet the system here- is equal  to the best of larger lines. Messrs.  Manley and Hunt (Mr. J. Hunt'  now of Port Haney) two telegraph  operators at Mission Junction,  first conceived the idea of a line  from Mission City to Hatzic. They  riiey had only been a short time  here when they started. Em:  ployees along the line have elsewhere met with the experiments  of.Manley; It is said that when  at Hope he has a system * of .communication across the river, the  other end of communication being  a tree. When at North Bend, the"  station, it was found after he left,  was a-net work of wires. While  Manley has passed out of sight  and knowledge of the citizens  here,* Mr. Hunt is still working for  the C. P. It. and is a most valued  cnuploycc.  There were only    eleven    subscribers  at first between Mission  City and Hatzic.   Then the system  was extended to Cedar Valley, so  well were the people satisfied with  the venture.   Thou Dewdney was  connected.     The   lines   wore   not  then strung on     the    pretentious  poles that they are to-day.    The  poles Avere very samll and not very  thick,  but sufficient for'the purpose.   When these two" men were  removed  from   Mission  Junction,  the eleven subscribers bought out  he system and run it until October  of last year, when a company was  formed  and incorporated  with  a  capital stock of $]0,000.   The sys-i  tern was enlarged and' improved  until-now  there  are    over    100  phones in operation, and there is  a demand for more phones.   Want  of capital prevents the company  from  extending   their  system   as  uickly as the settlement of the  on the   line ' between  Vancouver  arid Revelstoke. -  Space forbids our going extensively into the number of improvements that have been made during the past two years, and those  at present in the course of con:  struction, but as an old-timer said  the other day, "these improvements look good to me and they  mean something for Mission  City."  '���������-������������������  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION CITY. B.Ci  This hotel has been thoroughly  rennovated throughout.and is now  open.to thepubKc.  The Bar it stocked with the  choicest wines, liquors   and cigars.  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day  SAM GILES, Proprietor ,  worsted,   carbolic   salve, sticking I district demands, but new phones  plaster, a testament and a friend- ar(i gradually, being put-in Lor new  THE  WOMAN'S  CHRISTIAN  TEMPERANCE UNION.  (From P.   V.   Record Special)  It is needless to take up time  and space to explain to you the  object of the W. C. T.-U. when,  first organized by Francis E. Wil-  lard in 1873. Since that time the  organization has become worldwide, and in every part of the  eastern and western hemisphere  will be found a little band of  White Ribboners, who, as they  faithfully carry on the work first  started by their beloved Miss Wil-  lard, thankfully,sing, "All 'round  the World the Ribbon White is  Twined."  The provincial president, Mrs.  Spofford, first* organized a Union  in Mission City, April, 1908, with  the following officers: President,  Mrs. Abercrombie; vice-president,  Mrs. M. F. Calvert; corresponding  and reading secretary, Mrs. F. McGregor, and treasurer, Mrs. Jas.  Plumridge. There were six members who joined on that day.  Since that time until the present  we have had a steady increase  until at the present time we have  per stood valiantly by his newly-  being done by the society.  Seven departments of work are  being worked..   They are as follows, with their superintendents:  Press work, Mrs. Abercrombie;  Lumbermen    and    Sailors,    Mrs.  Card;   Foreign   Literature,    Mrs.  Harris;    Flower   Missions,    Miss  French; Purity, Mrs. Pinchbeck;  Medal Contests, Miss McLeod, and  Anti-Cigarette,   Mrs.  W. Abbott.  The Union, in the two years and  a half of its existence, has done a  great deal of work.    It is fully  ly letter, etc  At present the Union is raising  thirty dollars for the Local Option  campaign. They have materials  on hand for more "comfort bags"  for the boys who are ' far * from  home and who will'appreciate the  thought and care of those-who  have more, material-blessings to  be, thankful for.  Looking back on the work' of  the little Temperance Union in  Mission, we feel the effort has not  been in vain. That a great deal  of good has been accomplished of  [which they . will never know.  There is a better and a nobler sentiment in our little town.and the  Temperance Union feels encour-  ager. They feel that the citizens  are awakening to the realization  that to promote the welfare aud  stimulate the progress of the  town, they must themselves see  that all. laws, legal and moral,  shall be carried" out. As a town  grows the way that Mission has  grown in the past four years, there  is always a tendency to a lower  standard of things. Bad citizens  will be found as well as good citizens, and by that I mean men' or  women who are living for their  own interests, and who, if allowed  to go pnehecked, will suck the  very life out of the town. We  feel, however, that our citizens  are doing their best to keep our  little burg growing in prosperity,  and morality, and a prosperous future will then be guaranteed.  Mission City Telephone Company.  (From F.   V.   Record Special)  It was a genius who first conceived the idea of a telephone system for Mission 'City some years  ago.    It was not done for gain,  but as an experiment, but yet the  experiment has turned out to be  one of the-most useful and modern  means of communication that any  district possesses in the province  of British  Columbia.    The foundations  of  the  system  was  well  planned,  and  it is believed that  no other community the  .size' of  Mission   City   possesses, a   better  system than the one in operation  here.   At no stage of the game of  business does a telephone of, any  kind come up to the expectations  of the  ordinary    business    man.  'jf Uten when hurry demands a quick  answer some other fellow is there  before.   A telephone line is unlike  customers.  The company deserve every encouragement from the people  as  they are giving a service that^en-  ables   business  to  be   done -with  the coast' cities and the cities- of  P.uget      Sound,'    or       wherever  there is - a  system "of telephones,  and it- is not too far' away for the  subscriber to hear.    A subscriber  at his home in the country district can connect with the B. C.  Long Distance, and do his urgent  business.   Be it said that -the local  company are,working in harmony  with the larger concern in B. C.  Long Distance, who extend every  courtesy possible.    To be able to  talk' over the B. C. Long Distance  and the Pacific Coast systems by  local   subscribers - has   its   many  advantages.  The offices of the B. C. Long  Distance and the local company  are in Mr. J. A. Catherwood's  office on Washington Street: One  girl attends to both systems, for a  part of the day, two are employed.  There is a demand for an all night  service which may soon be inaugurated. When this is done, three  operators will be employed. Within a radius of three miles a phone  is placed in the house for $1.25  per month, while a private phone  costs $2.00 per month.  ' The Mission City Telephone  Company are at the present time  devising ways and means of giving a better service and of extending the system. With the aid  of the public demand; the company expect to carry ,out their  plans.  Painting, Sign Writing  General repair work  J. E. PARTON  Abbotsford        ���������:���������        B. C.  Mijai*WLt;nii.wji-������v  Good Storage Room for  Furniture.  G. W. GRSMMETT  Eye Sight Specalist  Manufacturing Optician  Does the  Finest  Optical  Work.  Medical men and  others  pay tribute to his skill.,  793 GranvilH St.    ���������  . ' .Vancou.-cr..  HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  r  Vancouver,  Office  and  chapel-��������� .-  1034 'Granville; St.,     Phone 3486,  North Vancouver,        Office     and  chapel 116 2nd at. Phone 134  Advertise in The  POST  C.  P. R. EXTENSIONS AT  MISSION JUNCTION.  rFrom F.   V.   Record Special)  SS E. HERD  Late of Hudson Bay  Stores, Vanancuuver.  COSTUMIER and DRESSMAKING  BALL DRESSES A SPECIALTY  ABBOTSFORD  r  The first-station built at Mission  Junction was in 1891, with Mr.  Frank Shook as station agent.  Since that time great changes are  noticeable. The old timers look  with delight upon the vast number of improvements that have  taken place. With the building of.  the new station last year there was  also built new sidings' and .to-day  there are opposite the station besides the main track, five sidetracks, extending the length of, the  yards. The sidings extend a mile  each side of the depot.  This is one of the main'points  ree  J. J. SPARROW, prop,  Our prices are hard to  beat, call and inspect stock  5*r������  m  iienaerson &  (Associate   Members Can.   Soc. 0. E.)  Civil Engineers  R. A. HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Offiec, next P. O. P. O. Box I 1  I  'Va****''* 4 i*HE ABBOTSFORD  POST,  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ii  ABBOTSFORD,  B. G.  Capitafpaid up; 5,000,000.     '  Reserve. Fund, 5, 700,000.  Total Assets, 70, OD0,000.  A general banking business transacted.  SAVINGS   BANK  Accounts opened with Deposits of i. 03 ani in  wards.    Home Savings Banks issued. ?  Banking by mail given every attention     We  have correspondents throughout the world.'  A. S. MORLEY, manager  HOTEL  "EBtESESmESEaSffiS  I  J Mcelroy & co. 'I  LIQUORS,   WINES  AND    CIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essend'ene Ave. and Oscar St.,  CITY  :"*bd<8  HOTEL  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly,.first-class ;in every respect.    The< bar;is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,   "  RATES,  $1.56 TO  $2.O0 PER!'**. DAY  H.-'FREEMAN,  PROPRIETOR |  {SEESU  ���������*��������� If you Wish to Know How to Accumulate Wealth >&  ='���������'���������> i  j4 ^la������l[������hest���������en ������Jourt^eare almostunan- %  t  imous in the opinion/that .the safest and-quickest:%  I way to make money is by judidous investments fn %  acreage close to a erowiW k���������      iuSJ? 7- V -  -^ ...-, ���������v ^^ "^ncy x������ uy juaicious investments in A  1  acreage close to a growing town...  Abbotsford ������ X  4 &?g-:a?Ve/yrapidrate and will-:continue.t  *  A pow for years.to-come.   Its position on the maj  *   w^nVhat lt?a-nri0t heIP but grow,  situated be  tween,two-nr:������irioa am ���������rtV. W���������������~il i' .. j -���������   ,  * wl+ "-cannot neip but grow, situated be- ���������������  .A tween.-two-pramea on rich .bench-land,.-served bvX  ������ th"efnfiWayST-lth:-the P^sibility .of two more )  >'*��������� 'ffi8*' l45 Wsltlonis "'que. Besides. all this X  4 Abbotsford appears .to be very rich in coal, and -X  4 hi Ifffl��������� 1^4 As a.residental district it -would X  ���������t be difficult to beat it'with its beautiful benches  A mountain.and  lake scenery,.healthy a mosphere  \L and natural drainage, one, could-not-help but bf  '$ &otlrthepr-Tf10f livin^ ������ Abbotsford  * ThZ   uJty^msbt0 ^ecolPe wealthy you could  not do better than   nniv.l.������n     u.u.J^      lu���������  K not do better than l>������$^l^*������g!g  f  'f  t  when  ������ ' ������������oouwi uiimant prospects.     Don't miss  t your opportunity, get in today while prices areTw  11 &^town lots th^wil1 doubl in ^ *  write1, wire or come and  <**������  R ������' ������������?58      0      . ���������  , Phone No.  Telegram-Sumner, Abbotsford, B. C.  ?  7  n the year thereby entitling     the  -institute.to-the government grant  The.balance sheet showed the receipts from  all sources to     have  been $190.75 and. expenditures $84 00  leaving a, balsn-e in h-n*i of $106 -  75, wh'ch announcement was receiv  ed with applause. The report was'  received and  adopted as read'   -  Mr.   W    Bailey   X]'rge,d   the . ne_  cessity  for  the  institute",   taking  ������te.ps  to   place  a   spraying  outfit  inhis part of the district. ' This request was received favorably and  left in -the hands of the directors  the president in the meantime to  make inquiries. ���������.      - ���������*.';���������-  The president called for nominations- of  officers', for- the ���������' c'oiiin^.  year the' election resulting as' f-1-'-'  iows;.-      ," ���������        ''���������..'  ;P-esident-H. .R.   >Phillips,- "'? -'  ' Vjce-Fres.-J.   Am'Morrison,'  t    fcec-TreaR.--P. ��������� Jackman  "Directors-'M-jessrs.'E.   G-.   Phillips,*R.'   ' Owen,-A. ��������� Murray,'       'J.  Oibsomarid  G. 'Turner.  'Delegate Jo 'the  Central  Institute,'H.,  R.   Phillips.  'Mr." W.   To-wlen, Sr., moved that  in-acknowledgement  of the. deep  interestand untiring efforts-being  put forth  by the secretary in the,  ���������interests  of  the  institute  a grant  of $20 be made.   This was seconded by Mr.   E.   White, and carried  unanimously,   Mr.   Jackhian      returning thanks  for same.  ���������   The Matsqui Institute as the following statement will show, is in  a   most flourishing condition.  Number of members 156- cash "in  hands of treasurer! $106.75- caps  and fuse and cash in hands of pro.vi  dent, $56; four"spray matans, $.10'J  one-pure bred hog, $30; total $-291.-  75; Liabilities, none  " The   Conservative      Association  held their regular meeting in the  Orange Hall on Saturday   evening  December 10,  with PrjsMont     J.  Taylor in   the chair, about thirty  members being present,      several  new names be.ng added to the roll  Considerable discussion took place  and several motions passed     and  suggestions made which were left  int he  hands* of the secretaryt o  forward   to   the  proper   quarters.  This district is getting thoroughly .convinced of the adavntages to  be obtained "by meeting together  in order to 'discuss all*that pertain  local needs,and conditions and the  indications are  that the Mt   Lehman association   will in the  very  near -future  become     on of .   the  strongest in the riding.  The secretary of the:������C"hoolboard  reported'thatthesuperntendentof  education had made'.a further grant  oi MO, mak ng $3000 in all to'com-  ptete  the  Mt.   Lehman School for  Wi I   *.������' V0te of fchanks wa9 Pass  ed by those present.  MT. LEHMAN NEWS  ,  The  annual  mee/tingof the loo-.il  Farmers' Institute was held in the  Hall, on   Thursday,of   last  ,week  about  40   members  being- present  Piesident*.   R.   Philips oiile-] the  meeting to  order at 1.30  and expressed his  pleasure at'seeing so  many present, the annual meetings  in the past-being poorly attended  In his annual address he stated that  the past'year had been a    very sue  cessful   one   as   regards   institute  work.   Six regular and three supplementary meetings having been  held, all of which were fairly, well  attended.      <.   ��������� ���������  An increasing, amount of powders being used which indicated  that more and.more clearing was  feeing done and putting anything  of a political nature on one side  he considered that the department  was -doing, everything that' could  be done to-further the interests of  every-branch of agriculture.  ���������Messrs R. - Owen,, and A. Murray were then appointed auditors  to Examine the books and accounts  for /the past year and on rising to  report stated all receipts and expenditures were found correct  They congratulated, the secretary  on tb> manner" in which the -books  and vouchers were found'to have '  been kept.  'I he secretary was then-requested to read-his annual report,and  the" balance-sheet. In part he sLat  ed that the membership was stead  i y increasing and impressed upon  the members the adavisability" of  renewing their membership earlv  txtmb ta gnu  ������������r- tftwrttisf  i  , Aitb tef unfiles fm* a  fforapmnm M?w par  623-627 Colurabea St., New Westminster  ./  ten You are  Trying  :the-:N  ew  Electric Road  Call  Singer Sewing Machines,:   Victor Gramophones  ��������� Edison Phonographs,.and all the latest Records  always m stock,    Largest collection of Records  in the Province.  NOTE THESE PRICES  Victor No. 1, $31,   Victor No,  Victor No. 3, $50, Victor No. 4, '$"83  Victor Victrola, Oak and Mahogany, 250  Edison Phonographs from  19.50 to 250  .     We have Violins,  Marndolines, Guitars,  Banjoes, all prices to suit all pockets, Sheet Music  in fact everything found in a first class Music store  You are welcome whether you buy or not  call and see us when ytm aj-e in town.  J.H.TODD'S   Music House  419 Columbia Street/*; >w'Westmin ster,.B. C.  8  for  1**1.  Si  ���������^3  f'-'-l  1-.-  fv  i  I FOUR  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,      ABBdTSFORD, B.-fi  ti    n  w^**.*^^  ON  All kinds of fresh meats in season;  Fresh Fish every Thursday.  LY  A1   MEATS  KEPT  IN  STOCK  We deliver the goods  it  "Ty-Tr-ic-  XMASP^SEN^  We have a choice selection of Cutlery, Silver-,  ware, Carving Sets, etc., very suitable for presents.  Ice Skates and Hockey Sticks, just the thing,  for the boys and girls.  Call and inspect our Cornation Trays, in oxidised copper. There are only a few of these trays  so call early and secure one.  Fresh Milk  12 quarts, $1.00   Delivered once every morning  gj-03       Lvthwood Ranch,        Abbotsford  Our cows are specially telected and quality guaranteed.  Good cows always for sale.  ocial and  BIRTH-On (Sunday, December  lblh, to Mr. and Mrs. Hope Alan  ���������son a . 9-lb baby boy.  ,  Mr".- Donohue,  representing   th  MISSION   CITY  INKLINGS  (From F.   V.   Record Special)   ooo   Miss M<eCormack of New Westminster is spending the 'holidays at  horna with -her parents 'in Mission  City-..   ,   .       .     '    ' .     .      '  Hudson Bay Company, was .nio*-.i  Thursday.' * *  .Two steel "cages" have been added to the lock-up and Constable  Black's motto is to keep them occupied���������providing the occasion  warrants it.  ���������Mrs. Ha. I. Fraser is building.  a   new house.  . o ���������  Mr. G.; .Burme.au ' paid New  Westminster a f.ying tr'p on Wed  nesday last.  Mr. Jack McLean spent a few  days in Vancouver this week.  _ O���������   ' 'Mrs. (McMenemy and children  are Visiting  friends in Vancouver.  Miss Dollie Alder is spending the  Christmas holidays with her parents  at  home.  ���������Mr.. E. 'Ruthig -made a business trip to Vancouver this .week.  Mr. J.t W. McCallum returned  from Vancouver  on Weinesady.  _  Mr. ' Bob Lowers returned from  Spokane on Monday.  Mrs. Legace is Visiting friends  in Westminister. Mr. Legacy will  join her on Saturday.   o   Mr. P. Murphy has disposed of  interest in the blacksmith. shop.  Tlie business will be continued by  i\ii\   Hogg. s  "Mr.   D.   W.   Turnbull  was   con-  . fined to  his home through illness  on   Thursday.  Msp. B. J. Gernaey leaves to  night to spend the holidays in the  coast cities. While away he will  purchase more stock for his trade  Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Sparrow  leave tonight via Vancouver, to  spend the Christmas holidays with  friends in Vancouver.  ���������M'ss Edith'Cathe'rwood who has  oeeu aile.iu.nfe the hi'gih school in  Vancouver is -spending the .holidays with* her parents 'Mr. and Mrs  J.   A.   Catherwood.  Miss Alice Cox, a '.pupil of Vancouver high school is home for the  Christmas holidays.  Mr. Wilfrid Buckle who has  been with a survey party in the  northernp art of B. C. is homie for  the   winter.   ooo   The Presbyterian Sunday School  gave a very successful entertainment on Tuesday afternoon and  evening in the Orange Hall. A  very excellent programme .was  rendered and many a little heart  was made glad for the Christmas,  yes, and many a   big one too.   ooo   Miss B. Stokes is home .from  Vancouver where she has spent  several months.'   ooo   Mrs. R. J. Wilson of Clayburn  spent a day in Mission City this  week.   ooo   1 Mrs. E. Ramsdell of Clvlliwack  was on a visit to her brother Mr  George Gibbard, Snr., this week.  CANADA'S  Greatest Nurseries  Want   a   f'epr-esenjtative       for  MISSION CITY,   B. C.  and surrounding district  The reliability, healthy condition  of our stock as well as trueness to  name must be appreciated by the  Public or they would not have  helped us to increase our business  yearly since 1837, the date of oiur  establishment.  Our firm's name lends prestige  to our representatives.  Complete line of Nursery SStock  for SSpring 1911.  Write   for  full  particulars.  STONE & WELLINGTON  The Fonthill Nurseries.  TORONTO        -        -      ONTARIO  OHRIsTMAS STORE tsMVS.  (Continued from  Page' One.),  tive season. After mail'ng a post  ! cards-views of Abbotsford to distant friends in Nove Scotia I saun  tered in to see See Sumner, the  man who sells real estate! Here J  was informed that "All roads lead  to Abbotsford" in conjunction with  his real.estate he is displaying a  fh,e line of Chr:atmas novelties.  "Messrs Ruthig and King have  made provision for a brisk Xmas  business. As usual the atopic is  large, varied and of excellent qual  ity. There can be obtained all  the season's delicacies in meat,  is certain nothing could have been  grander. The way this store is bo  ing lighted to display the goods  would do credit to a much larger,  store in one of our cities. He stat  ed Chrstmas trade was good; another delivery rig was being placed on the route in order to keep  pace with the -expansion of business., This is the store to do the  ChristmaB  snooping.  "II.   Alanson   has   a   .particularly large assortment of silverware,  'lamps, clocks,   and  general  "Xmas  roullry, :f i'Sh  geese and lurkeyB.  This is the place 'to .'deal.  '���������Mo'-srs  McPhee   and   Korv    avo  doing  a   rushing   business  in   the  Christmas and  general  trade. Tins  up-to-date  istore   with   its   latcsL  novelties and dain"cs for the Xmas  trade.   Glancing over  the various  counters and shelves can be seen  an array of seasonable gifts in ladies  and  gentlemen's    specialties;  fancy goods in silver and     china;  and  leather.   A   large   assortment  of  handsome  -silk,  lace   and      net  waists, kimonas, fancy sacques.silfc.  ���������dressing   gowns   and   other   creations, gloves fan'cy hosiery, neckwear, handkerchiefs,     Merry widow   belts,- hand bags,   toilet   sets,  manicure-sets,-etc., gold mounted  umbrellas,-at  lowest  prices,   children's dresses   in silk, -etc., to- fit  children of, all ages.   In this  department there is excellent choice  and .selection. , In men's wear can  be seen a   large variety, of dainty  and   neat  'seasonable   goods-     In  fresh groceries are all the .season's  delicacies"., and- necessities, including   plum-puddings, -etc.   Mr.   M  McPhee noticed me looking around  and after wrapping up the goods  of a   sale in leather, he came over  to   where   I   was.   He  must  have  surmised my visit as he wished che  Post   representative   a   merry and  happy   Christmas.   He   called   my  attention to  the modern  convenience of lighting the istore and it  novelties, just the thing for presents.      A choice line of carvers in  neat cases, butter knives and .general cutlery, cabinets of tableware  fruit set's,  etc.   This      up-to-date  store  is   showing a   full  line      of  skate's of the best makes, and saf 3-  ty razors, and athousiand and omo  things that-should satisfy all pur-'  ses   A fine line of chairs and lahIe->  and chairs for the children ; lamps  and fixtures of all ^designs.   <  JThe  furniture and  stoves carried     by  this firm are of such a   quality ir  would be a   pleasure as well as a  comfort to have the ihome furnished with them.  U W. 'T.urnibull's store is a  daisy. No sooner did I enter than  I was met with sweet strains of  music. Seldom has this.store pres  ented such a truly qplendid and  handsome' appearance &t this season of Christmas and the large selection of new and dainty 'gifts has  been displayed to great advantage  In all lines���������and there are .a great  many, the very best has been obtained and every conceivable class  and style of goods is shown here  this year. Among the many beautiful articles 'Shown are cases of  silverware, china, toilet, manicure  and writing sets, and dainty novelties in sliver, wood, leather and  china. A large .selection of calendars, Xmas cards, harnd painted  plaques, books, etjc., perfumes ornaments, smokers' sets and hundreds of new and up-to-date articles too numerous to mention This  Btore carries a full line of -stock  with large selections. Books novels, pictures, toys, games, stationary and glassware are features,.  The public  by visiting ^his .store  t  WE WISH, ALL  OUR PATRONS AND FRIENDS  A Merry Christmas  W. TURNBULL  Abbotsford  and  Huntingdon  J  Now is the time  to   place your orders for Spring Delivery of Seed- Drills, Harrows  Cultivators,'one horse Plows, etc.  "Let us quote you for Prices and Terms on Gasoliue Engines etc.  Call and inspect Show Rooms at Agent, H.. Alanson.  A. G   BROWN & CO.  1048 Westminster Ave., Vancouver, B C  FIREWOOD!      FIREWOOD!  Fir,' Cedar.and Maple at popular prices.. -  Satisfaction guaranteed; Apply-to .  Wellington Ranch   --  wiU get a ' good idea of how up-to  date our .merchants in Abbotsford  are and how they have anticipat  ed every want of our people.  "Mr    J.   W.   McCallum sells real  estate and  is the pioneer in the  town in this line.   He has seen Ab-  botsforl grow  and improve  during the   past thre  eyears, and  is  proud  of  the reformation he  has  taken   a  -.prominent- part  in.    He  emiled when it was mentioned thaL  Abbotsford. was bigger and better  than ever, this year..   It was  one  of those smiles that-made ime believe that  he had high hopes  of  bigger and  better things for our  little town.   He has also the -long  distance telephone   for this  point  Here the  public*have the best pf  telephonic iservice  with the coast  cities and Chilliwack.   The young  ladies in charge make it a   point  to see that those who wish to use  the  telephone  have every  attention and are praised by the public  for their promptness and obliging  service.  ���������i.   Abbotsford B. C.  The Royal Bank of Canada, with  Mr. S. A. Morle'y as * manager  is the financial institution of the  town. It was established here at  a time when some people -said it  was ahead of the times. It has  grown and prospered, and at the  same time has made many friends  whom the manager and his staff  wish a merry Christmas and a  happy New Year.  "The Commercial Hotel -has lately changed management, but not  method of catering j:o the public.  There is nothing more essential to  the growth and expansion of any  town than ample hotel accomiinoda  tionyand this hotel has served an  important purpose in our extension and development. This well  known hostelry is always crowded with guests. There is a first-  class bar in connection with the  hotel where the best brands of beer  wines   and   spirits   areprqcUTaiWe,  The dining room is one of the spec  ia-i feature of the hotel and this  with the 'superior cooking ' and ���������'  piompt attention has made the  Commercial hotel one of the im-  pcitant hotels of the Fraser Val-  ey. "Tim" wishes his friends anl  ill a Merry Christmas and Happy  New Year.  "The Abbotsford Hotel is kept  by one of the best known hotel  nen in the province, Mr. H. Free^  man, and the hotel being the pioneer hotel of the town is well and  favorably known to the travelling public. It has accommodation  for a very large number of guests  and a vacant room over night is a  rarity. The., whole building ./was  recently lighted ' with electricity  throughout, iand the rooms ^re  furnished with the best equipments  ���������not extravagantly or faatidr  iously, but with the sole object of  making them comfortable and attractive to the guests There is  nothing over-done or nothing under-done, but good taste (prevails  ���������everywhere. There is 'an ample  dining room in which the guests  can procure the best meals���������excel  lent food perfectly cooked, and  efficiently served. There is a  comfortable bar in connection  where only the choicest of wine*-*  liquors, etc., are kept. "Harry**  extends to all a Merry Christmas  an da   happy New Year.  "The Abbotsford Drug Store has  been doing an excellent business  and is a   credit to the town.  "Christmas this year in Abbotsford will be a happy time.1 Live  and let live should be our motto,  while a gave and take "���������principle,'  should be adopted. This is a sea-  ���������son of joy and happiness, and we  .should feel 'that itis a good time  and that Abbotsford is a good  place wherein to spend one's money and one's days."  Ye Editor���������The "New Reporter"  has  a   steady  job.  I  ii  .   r  fej^vVl?^^


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