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 ���������aKwm������!������������^fT*���������'^-~~'^am^������~-"'--.   Jl  i  1  I  i:  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No,   21.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,: C, FRIDAY, FEB. 20 1914  $1.00 per Year  f"  "\  'mmmmmmsssm  To make room for our new Spring  Stock we are disposing of oiir big  Stock of ��������� . '    '"  *"  Ladies' Children's and  Men's Shoes at Great  Reductions in   Prices.  MATSQUI COUCH.  MEET AT GIFFORD  Come and secure a Bargain  while they last.  HAPPILY WEDDED  With the   Newly Weds  The marriage of Miss> Hazel Victoria McLagan, eldest daughter of the  late J. C. McLagan, Esq., one of the  , early pioneers, of British Columbia  ' and the founder of the Vancouver  World, and of Mrs. McLagan, of Haz-  elbrae, Clayburn, with Lieut. Hein-  rich Maximillian,- of the Thirteenth  Dragoon Guards of the German Army  only son of Baron and Baroness Richard von Knobloch, of Cassel, Germany, was solemnized on Saturday  evening by tho Rev. George D. Ireland. Only the immediate relatives  were included in the invitations to  the ceremony, which took place at  the Westminster Presbyterian manse,  275 Twenty-third avenue east. Dinner followed at the Hotel Vancouver  and later Lieut, and Mrs. Heinrich  von Knobloch, who will eventually  reside in Germany, left town for Seattle and other places, where their honeymoon is to be spent. , The bride  went away in a travelling' costume of  plum colored cloth, smartly tailored,  with plush hat en suite set with a  ' wing mount, a handsome parure of  furs completing her toilette.  SPECIAL PRIZES FOR  OUR   EXHIBITION  SILVER MEDAL CONTEST  The W. C. T. U. of Abbotsford will  hold their Sixth Silver Medal Contest in the Presbyterian church on  Monday, March 2. This promises to  be a most interesting affair as many  of the ladies of the town and district  are contesting as well as senior and  junior boys and girls. Four medals  will be presented and outside judges  have been secured. This is the last  .of the series of Silver Medal Contests and is to be followed at an early  date by a contest of the Silver Medal  winners for the Gold Medal.  The Steele, Briggs Seed Co.,' ��������� of  Toronto, well known throughout the  Dominion asthe producers of the finest classes of seeds , are one of the  first to forward a special prize to  'the Abbotsford-Sumas Agricultural  Association. In a..catalogue and  circular to Secretary-. Wiggins, they  say: "We have which-will prove a  real addition to your prize list, to interest exhibitors and make competition lively at your fair, at the same  time it'will keep our name before  growers and thus, be mutually beneficial." The following is the special  * ~       Steel   Briggs'   Special  "To the exhibitor obtaining the  most points in prizes at te fair from  the products of Steele, Briggs' Field,  and Garden Seeds, $6.00 cash.,  1 point to be allowed for each  prizeon a single variety.  3 points to be allowed for each  prize on a collection.  In case of a tie, preference to be  given to first prizes.  NO  ROAD WORK  STARTED  YET.  The road formen, the men employed on the roads, and the general  public at large, are.wondering if the  'provincial government is in a state  of solvency. Although work has  been started on the north side of the  river, in Mr. Manson's constituency  there is no signs of activity on the  south side. So far the only 'work  done���������and a much needed one���������has  the scraping of the mud off Essen-  dene Avenue. Although, perhaps.it  is impossible to start any real work  on road construction, owing to the  dampness of the ground, it is glorious weather to build sidewalks, and  there is certainly some, needed in  this vicinity.. Everyone hopes our  member will get busy and start something. .���������'���������������������������:'.  Surely the Young Conservative Association (?) of Huntingdon would  recommend work being done now.  A regular' meeting of the Matsqui  Council was held in the exhibition  building of'the Agricultural and Horticultural Association -on Monday,  February,,:! 6th, with tiie reeve in the  chair and all the. members in attendance. '   /  By motion the miniites of the last  meeting held on the17th inst., were  altered by adding the words "or making a fill" after, the words "bridge"  in resolution 7,^ adding the words  "and logging" after the word "slashing" inresolutibri's -8 and 10 and by  striking'out the words "A by-law to  amend the cemetery by-law, -1895,  Amendment by law 1911" and inserting in lieu': thereof , tiie ' following  words "Tiie Matsqui Cemetery by-  law,1914."  And thus altered- the minutes a-  dopted on motion. I  Communications' received from  John Dennison,as to improvements  taken in gazetting the Dennison road  of the width of sixty-six (66) feet.  Beaton-Melander, that a committee consisting of -the reeve,- Cpuhs.  Satcheil and McCallum inspect the  premises of -Mr.<'<"Jphn Dennison'relative to*'the matter of improvements  taken by gazetting this road said  committe to report.at the next meeting of the council.      Carried.  - Mr. Wm. -Walter addressed the  council as to the agreement entered  into" ,with": ex-councttl'or "'Bell as"-to  work to:be porformed onthe Walter-  Aish road., By'motion ex-Councillor  Bell and Councillor Beaton were appointed a. committee to 'inspect the  premises and report at the next meeting. " "Carried.  H. Hayton and Mr. Jl Sandberg addressed' the. council; requesting that  some ��������� action be taken in connection  with ,the draining of the Sim, road;  Mr.   Hayton     asked;     also,   that, a  portion of the Hayton road' north of  thePage road be graded and. gravelled,--agreeing to "do the work at actual cost.    By motion the reeve and  Councillor Beaton were appointed a  committee to inspect these two roads  and report at next meeting.  -    The matter of the award of the  engineer appointed under the "Ditches and' Water Courses Act" in connection with'the drainage of Lot 12  Sec. 4, Tp.', 17, received lengthy discussion  on the part of  Mr.  Scouge  and the  council.    Having no  definite knowledge of the construction of  the   ditch   along   the   Skouge   road  north' to the main Matsqui Slough,  or as to the proportion of the cost  to  be  borne  by  the owners of the  adjoining  properties,     the     council  could not give Mr. Skouge any guarantee that this ditch would be pro  ceeded with in the near.future.    Mr.  Skouge informed the council that he  had no  other. resource  but to  proceed' with the appeal-which he had  already Tfiled with the clerk^.of the  council.  However, in connection with the  drainage of, the Skouge road, the  council authorized Councillor McCallum to call for tenders for deepening, widening and cribbing (where  necessary) the ditch on the east side  of this road from the south west corner of Lot 12 to the Matsqui-Mt-  Lehman road and Councillor Beaton  NEW MUNICIPAL LEGISLATION  FOR BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Full Text of tho New Bill Relating to  Local Government Board���������Present Rights and Powers Confirmed and Strengthened  The following is a full text of that  part of the new Municipal Act that  Attorney General Bow'ser brought  down a few days ago and so many  inquiries have been.made about.'.  PART XXII.     ' .  Inspection of Municipalities and the  -Appointment and Office  of Inspector  ' 474. . The Lieutenant-Governor in  Council may appoint an official to "be  known as the "Inspector of Municipalities,", and such other, officers and  clerks as'may be necessary to enable  tlte .Inspector  of  municipalities     to  ���������perform ��������� lhe duties assigned to him.  475.  ��������� The Inspector of Municipal-  ity.shall have such duties and powers,  in addition to, those'prescribed under  Act, as may be assigned to him, and  together with such officers"and clerks  shall be attached to the office of the  Attorney-General   and   be under his'  control. .     * ��������� -  .476. The Inspector".of Municipalities shall have an official seal ��������� inscribed with the words "Inspector  of Municipalities of British Columbia." Every*'paper writing or instrument purporting to' be issued by the  Inspector of Municipalities and im-  'presed with the seal of his office  shall be admissible in evidence in all  courts of the province without proof  of .such^sealing. or of the signature  of the Inspector of Municipalities or  of his deputy; to such paper writing  or instrument.  477.    The record of any document  or  instrument forming  part  of  the  records of the" office of the Inspector .of Municipalities, or any copy of  ,the same, or any copy of any document or "instrument kept' in his office, certified to be a true copy under  the.-handof  Inspector  of. Municipalities or his deputy, shall be admissible in .evidence in all courts of the  province, of equal validity with  the  original document or instrument.  Public  Inquiries  478.     (1)     Whenever-the Inspector of Municipalities'shall deem inexpedient to cause inquiry to be made  into or concerning any matter connected with any municipality or the  conduct of any part of the business  of any municipality, or whenever any  complaint is made to 'the Inspector of  Municipalities respecting  any. matter  of municipal business or affairs, actual-.or projected, the Inspector    of  Municipalities may, by himself, or. by  any deputy or other person authorized by him, hold- an inquiry, which inquiry shall be open to the public; and  every order made by the person holding such inquiry shall, upon approval  by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, be binding upon the municipality  in respect of which the order is made  and upon the council and every elected or" apointed official and the servant   of  such   municipality,   in   the  same way as if it were a regulation  made by. the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council under this part of this Act.  (2) The person holding any inquiry under this section shall in respect of same have the likeprotection  and privileges! and the like powers  of summoning and compelling attend  FOR THE A.-S. FAIR  ^w  ance of witnesses, calling for the pro-  t^*call~for lenders for similar work   duction of documents, and punishing  from Matsqui Main Slough tp con  nect with this ditch on the south side  of the Matsqui-Mt. Lehman road,  tenders to be in the hands of the  clerk by 11 o'clock at the Municipal  Hall on Saturday, March 7th.  Mr. Joe Frederickson addressed  the council as to the need of improving the ditch along the Matsqui-Mt.  Lehman road from the culvert across  that road east of the Glenmore road  to the north-east corner of Lot 2,  Sec. 5, Tp. 17. During recess the  council viewed this ditch, with the  result that Councillor Beaton was  authorized to call for tenders for  the work, the council furnishing the  (Continued on Page Four)  for contempt as are by law given to  commissioners  appointed  under  the  "Public Inquiries Act."  Certification   of  Municipal   By-Laws  and  Securities  479. (1) The council of any  municipality which shall after the  coming into force of this section pass  a money by-law, or a by-law imposing a special assessment or a special  rate under this or any other Act,  may apply to the Inspector of Municipalities for a certificate approving  the by-law.  (2) A certificate shall not be  granted by the Inspector of Municipalities while any action or proceed-  (Continued on Page Two)  That the Abbotsford-Sumas,Agricultural Association is going to accomplish something big in the way of  o Fall Fair this year was very apparent to every one who happened to be  in the town of Abbotsford on Monday night last, when another, general meeting of the Association was  held at the Gazley Hall. There was  a very large ' attendance, ^'and the  membership list benefitted accordingly. , The subscriptions now total over  $250, although the committe responsible for' this list has scarcely had  time to get warm to its work.  So eager are the members to get  right down to kork that the following committee were appointed;  Prize List,  Sports and' Entertainment���������  Outside Buildings,'  Inside Exhibition   -  ' Printing and Advertising  ��������� The Ladies Committee consists of; ���������  Mrs. P. R. Peele, Mrs. J. E. Part-  on, Mrs. W. Fadden, Mrs. B. B. 'Smith  Mrs. H.  Alanson,  Mrs. J.  F.  Boyd;  Mrs.  Dan  Smith,  Miss L.  Hill-Tout  Mrs.   H.   Eby,' Mrs.   Victor, Harrop, ���������  Mrs.  (Dr.)  Swift, Mrs. A. M. King,  Mrs. W. Fraser, Mrs. A. Trethewey,  Mrs.  H.  Gazley,. Mrs. W-.  Campbell,  Mrs. Bousfield, Mrs. A. Harrop, Mrs.  E. A. Barrett, Mrs. F. C. Wiggins,  Mrs. W. Porter.  It was decided to hold the stock  exhibition on the ground'kindly loaned to'"the- Association by Mrs. W.  Campbell. The sports programme  will be carried out on the school  ground, and the inside exhibition  at the Gazley Hall. ���������  For the benefit of the several, supporters of the Association- who are  located on the Sumas Prairie it was  decided to'' hold the next meeting at  Huntingdon on Monday, March 16th  ���������at 7:30 p. m. -  - :'    v  -    The following,is the list of subscriptions to date:-  J.'  J.. Sparrow, 25.00  J. J. Sparrow-, two special, $5-  each      10.00  C. Hill-Tout '....: .':  10.00  C. B. Hill-Tout :   10.00  Dr.   Swift 10.00  M. Hulton-Harrop    10.00  B.   J.   Gernaey  10.00  Royal Bank of Canada  15.00  H.   Alanson   ,��������� UO.OO  F. Munroe    10.00  ���������H.   Gazley    '.  10.00  H.' Radford     10.00  Steel Briggs Seed Co.,    Special      6.00  J. Vanetta  ^     5.00  W. Hill-Tout      5.00  A.   Hulton-Harrop     5.00  F. C. Wiggins     5.00  A. Johnson      5.00  N. Authier      5.00  M. W. Copeland, special      5.00  B. B.  Smith   ': --    5.00  A-. M. King, .special      5.00  G. C.   Clark       5.00  W.   Campbell        5.00  J. K.  McMenemy      5.00  Post    5.00  Percy R. Peele      5.00  Mrs. Percy R. Peele      5.00  J. A. McGowan  :-..-     5.00  V.  Hulton-Harrop        5.00  C. R.  Davison       5.00  DeLair       5.00  H.   Eby,    i     2.50  Fraser      1-00  Murray        1-00  T.  R.  W,  L.  Road Supt. Alex Cruickshank ,has  been doing a good work on our main  street of Essendene* Avenue during  the week by having the government  road grader remove the surplus mud  Foreman Dan Winton has made a  good job of it and has added,greatly  to the general appearance of things  It is to be hoped that the present  road bed will be improved in the  near future with the crushed rock,  which, we understand, will be done  as soon as the material is available.  Mrs. H. Montgomery, of Ladner,  is in town for a few days the guest  of Mrs. G. Clark.  til  1 i !  ii  f.(|  U.IP  ',1.1  u  **-;,���������*> .THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by Tho Post Publishing Company    ���������  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests, of Abbotsford and- district  Advertising "rates made  known   on   application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor  agin'   the   Government  Sfc. t  FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 20, 1914  This beautiful 'weather should put a sharp'edge on the business of the  - business  world of this  province.  When the new amendment to the School Act is made this session the  women property holders will again be placed on the voters' list. It was  all a "mistake" says'the Hon. Young. ' ' .  Public life is a strange respoet.or, of persons. Smetimes a man is up  and sometimes he is down, and there is nothing to prevent the rise and  fall in the public's estimation of a man. He may.not change, and'at  tho time of his downfall or set-back, he may be doing as much for those  whom he represents as he over did in his life, but notwithstanding he does  not reach the favor point, and like an old suit of clothes is cast to one side  for the time when he can be used to advantage.  nquirjp.    As we understand if an investigation is order- -any oftthe matters and things refer-  ther there is anything to it or not, the expenses of the   re(j t0\n y^g section-  3 back on the municipality     The "powers of summon-        (2)A11 regula'tions'made under tin  In this issue is published the full text of the new 'municipal Act, which  has caused so much adverse discussion. in the press and throughout the  municipalities of the Fraser Valley. It is not likely that the Act as'it  appears at the present time willcver become law for various reasons.  Under the heading of 478(1) there seems to be loop there "that might  be the cause of much annoyance to the reeve of a municipality and his  councillors. Should it so happen that some person, a ratepayer objected  to the mode of assessment of the reeve and the councillors���������a very likely  thing���������and the council were accused of partiality in the mode of assessment, any ratepayer has the right to refer the matter to the Inspector of  municipalities for inquiry,  ed, no matter whet  investigation comes  ing compelling attendance of witnesses, etc., etc., which cannot all  be done for nothing. There are other cases also'where an inquiry,might  be asked for. There is no question that there is a certain amount of politics in municipal affairs, and you know that things are done for spite,  sometimes, perhaps and no poltical party is not always not guilty.  In' regard to the borrowing of money by municipalities it is most pro7  bably a very good thing to curtail the methods of borrowing,, as, in this  western country there is always the chance of men having control of affairs, whose sole object is the 'exploiting' pf the particular municipality  in which they happen to reside at the time. For immediate ��������� benefit of  advancing their own' property in price, certain improvements may be asked for and to. carry these out ask the municipality to shoulder a debt for  hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Referring to Part XXII. of the new act, it will be seen that sub-section  4 of 479, provides that when the ratepayers have authorized a loan and the'  municipal council has passed the by-law accordingly, the debentures, stocks,'  or treasury certificates issued under such by-law must be. submitted to the  Municipal Inspector, for his approval before they are offered for sale.  Sub-section 1 of the same section -provides that any money by-law passed by a municipality may also be submitted to the inspector for his approval  ' Now the powers of the inspecLor, and his powers appear to be unlimited,  in dealing with any such debentures or by-laws are designated in section  481 of Part XXII.' wherein it is provided that the-certificate-of approval  of Municipalities; *   ���������  (h) The inspection and, audit at  any time of the books, accounts, and  assets of any municipality,,and of. the  books and accounts of the Board of  School. Trustees of ��������� any municipal  school > district, by the Inspector of  Municipalities 'or by any person under his direction;  (i) The submission of every municipality of money-by-laws, local improvement by-laws, debentures, stock  and treasury certificates to the Inspector of municipalities for his approval, and the granting by him' of  certificates,approving or the same;  (j) The holding of inquiries by  the Inspector of Municipalities under  'this Act; ��������� '        ,  (k). Generally, all such further  matters and things as in the' opinion  of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.may be conducive to the standardization of and to the thorough and  systematic conduct of the affairs of  municipalities by the councils thereof  and by tho elected and appointed officials, ofiicers and servants thereof  including provisions to secure the  complete enforcement of this part of  this Act and of all regulations made  under this section, and the imposing  and collecting'of'pecuniary penalties  for any contravention of* the same;  and  (1)     Th  by the mi  Pork -.Chops    '. .'    18c  Mutton,.    18c to  2 0c  Leg of Mutton  18c  Sugar-cured, corn   pork   15c to  20c  Home-mad epork-sausage 15 cto 20c  Salted Pigs' Head, per lb   8c  of starting with too little capital  Pickled Pigs feet, per lb   8c.'  Pickled pigs' shanks, per lb ....10c  Sugar.cured hogs' heads, per lb ���������..8c  Sugar cured corn beef, per lb :... 15c  Picnic.hams, per lb   14c  Pure lard   15c to 16c  Sugar cured bacon    22c  Sugar cured boneless ham   .-.25c  Springlamb, fore qr ........23c to 25c  Spring   lamb,   hind , qr.   30c   to '35c  ���������   Fish  Oolichans,  per  lb   10c  Steelhad   salmon,   per   lb       15c  Sturgeon, per lb   15c  Cod,   per   lb    '....12 Vi  Halibut,   per   lb    ,..10c  Herrings, .4lbs   :..  2f;C  White Spring salmon per lb  ....12 V'a  Red Spring Salmon ..'  18c,  Crabs, two for   25c  H  Business   Opportunities   for  Women  There- are a number of women in  Victoria who came here in boom  time to enter into business for themselves  and   like   other   people   they  selves and like otuer people tney  ���������he fixing of fees to be paid I\ave been seriously embarrassed by  unicipalities in respect    of   the V���������sont stagnant situation.      In  the optimistic days it looks so easy j.  to start a tea room, a confectionery, $  or a millinery store, but at.the same ';<  time many people make the mistake \  takes time to work 'up a business in I  the best of times, and there is always  ��������� competition. " The question of qualification is not always 'sufficiently considered.    Every girl {hinks she could  manage a tea room,- and1 every time jf  a tea room is put up for'salt- there }  are always applicants for purchase.  |  But a tea room to be run profitably  requires  very   capable  management.  Considerable experience is needed to  cater economically and at the same  time give good service:  ��������� People will  go where they can get the best meals  at the lowest price, and skilled management is a necessity.    Many women are in too great a hurry to sart  A new arrival will find it to her 'ad-:  vantgae to learn all she can about  her city and the people before she \\  opens her business,-or she will proba- J  bly find she has got her shop, or, what ;'  ever it may be, on the wrong side (  of  the  street.    There are  undoubt- V  edly  business  opportunities  for wo- ,r'  men in British Columbia, and there \  will, bo more, as the great tide of de- {  velopment in the province has yet'to y  flow.  the  provisions' of this section shall have  the same force and effect'as if embodied in this Act;  (3) All,fees paid and pecuniary  penalties recovered under the said re  gulations shall form part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund;    ���������  .(483. - This part of this act shall  come into force,on a' day to be named by the Lieutenant-Governor by  his Proclamation.  fiv  New Westminster Market Report  New   Westminster   market   which  has been improving in quantity and  quality  during  the  past  few  weeks  presented   a   busy   scene- on 'Friday  morning last with a good attendance.  Buying and trading in the poultry  corner which was' well stocked with  chickens, hens, ducks, and geese, was  brisk, the average,,.price for poultry  of the inspector shall be proof that the by-law or debenture, etc., has been J live weight,    being;from    20 to-   23  lawfully issued and that all statutory and other requirements have been / cents a pound and ducks and. geese  complied with.    It is hinted that the inspector has no power whatever to revise, to change, or to obstruct in any way the powers of:the municipality  as to passing loan by-laws.    His duty is to protect the municipalities against any flaw in the text of the by-law or of the debentures or with respect  thereto, flaws in connection with which might affect the validity of the loan.  As a whole it is intended that the new act v/ill be of material benefit  to the municipalities, but it would be well for the reeves-and councils to  meet, and discuss-the various parts-of the Act and either endorse the Act  by resolution to the government, or to point out wherein, it would seriously interfere with the regular and smooth working of-"the'regular machinery  of tiie municipality.    If a council of experienced men should by resolution  point out defects, there is no doubt but that the Attorney-General'might be  influenced thereby.    As there are men in municipal affairs-in the"'Fraser  -"Valley who by experience should know more than the maker of the law  Don't sit idly by, gentlemen- if it is going to interfere with the good work  of the municipal machinery.    On the other hand it .would be worth some  thing to Attorney-General Bowser to know if the act was worth while.  New Municipal Legislation  (Continued  from   Page  One)  alities while any action or -proceeding in which the valdity of the by-law  is called in question,or by which it is  sought to quash it, s pending, or until the expiration- of the time limited  for giving noitce of ntention to make  application to quash the by-law.  (3) A certificate shall not be  granted by the Inspector of Municipalities except upon proof of his satisfaction that all statutory requirements in respect of the by-law have  been complied with  (4) Notwithstanding anything  contained in this Act, no municipality  shall issue any debentures, stock, or  treasury certificates under the author  ity or in respect of any by-law mentioned in sub-section (1) passed after the coming into force of this section without the debentures, stocks,  or treasury certificates being first  aproved by the Inspector of Municipalities under this act and evidenced  by his certificate.  (5) Where a by-law has been approved, the Inspector of Municipalities may also approve of the debentures or stock issued in conformity  with its provisions, and of the treasury certificates issued in respect  thereof.  48 0.    The Inspector of Municipalities may direct and hold inquiiy into any application for a certificate, under  this  part  of  the  Act  and  may  heav and determine protests: and in  the consideration of any application  for and in the granting, withholding,  or refusing of, any. certificate sliall  not be subject to action, suit ,or proceeding mandamus, certiorari, or prohibition in or sued out of any of the  Courts of the province..  4 81.    The production of a certificate issued under this part of this act  or of the certified copy of a certificate  shall  in  all  courts  and  places  and for all purposes whatsoever be  conclusive evidence that the by-law,  from 18 to 22 cents.  The.mild weather of the past several days had its- effect on the egg  supply of which'^there. was a large  quantity, the price'being asked varying  from   40  to  45,. cents..retail "although-the majority of-sellers held  out for the latter price."     No change  was-noticed  in- the. price "of  butter  which was quoted at 40" cents a":lb.  .Pork and veal-, were exceptionally  plentiful   on  the- meat  stalls     with  other meats  in .fair  quantities "and  prices on .these stalls .-being steady.;  Potatoes ,were the chief articles to  appear in the vegetable line this week  there being- a good supply -which fetched about $1.25 a sack or from $20  to $25, a ton. ���������  Turnips, carrots'at 75  cents a sack, and cabbages at $1 a  AUCTION SALE,   Without Reserve  ���������' '..'���������������������������,������������������.  re Estate of J. B   Haddad, Jeweler, Mission City.  Under.instructions from'the Assignee, J. A. Catherwood,.'wc -will  offer by Public.   Auction,   on   the   premises,   Washington   Street,  Mission City, B. C., on '     .  Saturday, February 21st, 1914, at'2 p.m.  the stock of Jewelry, Watches, Brooches, Pins, Chinaware, Plated  cuid Silverware, Fittings, etc., including Hall's Safe. Terms cash  CATHERWOOD &  WATSON,   Auctioneers,   Mission   City  Telephone Ex.    P. O. Box 19S. All trains slop at Mission City'  W  Bilirfinil Q^lfl Under instructions from Mr. \l. V. Mills, who is going-  nUlrUUli Odly south t0 take cbarg-e of his varied interests,'we will sel  by Public Auction absolutely without reserve, on the premises, Welt on Street,  Mission City, on  Monday, February 23rd, 1914,  at 1:30 p. m.,  the contents of 7-roomed bouse, comprising- in part Dining*, Sitting, Bed Room  Kitchen and Hall Furniture, etc., and Len ricks of fire wood;  also  the   House  containing 7 rooms, Hall, Bathroom and toilet, Sleeping Porch,   good  Base- ���������  ment.   .Standing on two lots, 50x120, fronting on 80ft. street 20ft lane in rear.  Equity.of $725 in house will be offered, further payments up to $2725 inclusive ���������  as follows: $120 every 6 months starting Junelst, 1914.    TERMS CASH.    -.  CATHERWOOD & WATSON," Auctioneers-Mission City,  Tel. Ex.'." P.O. Box-198. All, trains s\Pji, -'Mission' City ..".;  3>  (r.  debenture, stock, or treasury certifi-   sack were also plentiful  j cate has been lawfully and validly  made and is issued, and that all statutory and other'requirements have'  been complied with, and the' validity  of such by-law, debenture, stock, or  treasury certificate shall riot be attacked or questioned or'" adjudicated  upon in any action, suit, of 'preceed-'  ing whatsoever in any of 'thVcqurts  of the province. ' '-'-'   VV".  4 82. (^Notwithstanding --any  law to the contrary, the'T^ieutenant-  Governor in Council shall", have power to'make regulations, similar or different in different- municipalities or  with reference to different .'conditions, concerning the following matters:���������  (a) The number and form of the  books of accounts to be kept by the  ofiicers of a ny municipality;  (b) .The system of bookkeeping  to be adopted by the officers of any  municipality;  (c) The form of debentures, and  stock and treasury certificate to be  issued by municipalities;  (d) The manner in which the records, books of account, vouchers, receipts, moneys,-and .securities of any  municipality, shall be kept;  (e) The preparation and submission to the Inspector of Municipalities by every municipality annually a  statement in respect to the bonds,  debentures, stock and treasury certificates which have been issued by the  municipality, showing the amount of  sinking funds on hand and how the  sinking funds are Invested;  - (f) The preparation and sub-mission to the Inspector of Municipalities by any municipality of a financial  statement in such form and at such  time as may be prescribed by the Inspector of Municipalities;  (g) The investment and management of the sinking funds of any  municipality, and providing that the  investment of the same shall be subject to the approval of the inspector  The first red spring salmon this  season was placed on the~m'arket by  Martin Monk the .price being 18c  a pound. Oolichans, sturgeon, herrings, and cod fish-were plentiful at  last .week's" prices.  Spring, flowers appeared in quantities, especially . daffodils,-. carnations,-tulips, narcissus, and-violets, In  potted plants there-were-azaleas, cin-  -erarias andtulips at last-week's prices. Brown  Bros.,  had  a good. supply    of    flowers -*besides-   flowering  shrubs, climbers and fruit trees the  prices . running . from  $1.50  per ten  shrubs, the same ��������� for six- fruit trees  and five -climbers for  $1 while the  rose.bushes were $l.and $1.50 a dozen. ��������� _  The folowing prices were-quoted:  Wholesale Poultry  Poultry, live weight   20 to.23c  Ducks, live weight    18c to 22c  Retail  Poultry  Spring'Chickens, dressed "per lb..26c  Hens, dressed per lb  .... 20c to 22c  Vegetables  Potatoes per sack   $1.25  Carrots, per sack   75c  Cabbages per sack    75c'  Turnips, per sack  .'  75c  Lettuce, per bunch   5c  Eggs   and   Buter  Eggs, retail     45c  J^ggs,   wholeseale   .'    40c  Butter, retail, per lb   40c  Butter,   wholesale       35c  Wholesale   Meat  Pork, per  lb     10  to  12  l-2c  Pork     ,saltj per lb   13c  Mutton, per lb'   12c  Leg of Mutton, per It)   16c  Veal, medium, per lb  16 y2  Veal, large, lb   12c to 15c  Retail Meats  Beef, best rib roasts .... 20c to 22c  Beef, loin  26c to 27c  Beef,   short   loin       28c  Beef,   sirloin    23c  to   25c  Boiling Beefs  12 %  Beef,  pot   roast    15c  Pork    20c   to   25c J  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  ���������s\  41  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  . CURRIE '&��������� McKENZIE  3>  Now is the time to selecf. your Cockrels for  breeding. We nave a fine selection of choice  White Rocks to choose from.  PRICES RIGHT       QUALITY BEST  List your farms, acreage or houses for sale with us  Insurance that Insures  For terms and particulars  c^allum  m*  Mtuiw^Aj^^uuJAlVI^Ui^-MMmgBai ��������� Trlfe AteBdTSFORD P6ST, ABBOTSFORD, S. 0.-  * r,':vr\y^nry^r'^  We want just as much of the shoe and rubber trade of this town  ��������� as we can get.   We want your trade and your whole family's trade.  .    We have always sold goods that were worth the money, and  we intend to keep right on doing it.  Our whole stock has. been picked for quality.   For instance,  GRANBY RUBBERS  (WEAR LIKE IRON;  arc one of our specialties. Anyone "who knows anything about  the rubber business in Canada knows what this brand stands for.  It stands for value, for service, for satisfaction. No' competitive  brand has the same repulation. ���������������������������,.'  Granby Rubbers were made for wear���������to look well besides-  but wear, it is on this they have made their wonderful reputation. .  1 he finest materials, the most skillful workmen, and a factory  pndemthe product; that's a. combination that's, hard to beat.  Try us on any kind of footwear.   We keep only, the best.  GEO. C.CLARK  . ABBOTSFORD, B.C.  ������es������:  r ��������� a d ,  BBEa&utaaaraarasasiassEiBimBSBBBsaBszBBS  BBgesaSBSEBSSBma  (���������:  abbotsford; b. c  ���������Strictly first-class in every respect.,   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars, ;  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER  DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS PROPRIETORS  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, }teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand. - -Fish every Thursday  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  . Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with .unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  ^l the district, and industries already established,  MUSIC TUITION  DAVID C.  BLAIR,   JR.,   begs  to  announce  to   the people of  Abbotsford and Surrounding-District that  he  will   commence teaching Piano;   Organ   and  Theory  of  Music.        Pupils    rapidly    advanced.  Advanced pupils prepared for examination.    Intending pupils   can  enroll at the Store, Abbotsford.       ":' <:.'  DAVID  C.   BLAIR, Jr., Certificated Trinity College of Music, London  is of as much importance  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as to be  thoro'ly representative of  your your-line.  CI  is the kind that will develop your business and  to keep it up to the top-  notch of efficiency.  We are equipped to  handle your every demand in the shape of  printed matter without  exception.  You cannot do better  than by sending your or-  ders for Job Printing to  us. Prices are consistent  with the quality for which  we are noted.  //^  . IE  I  Mel  m  ft*  m  ���������&*������^F?tt&E^^  ������&tt tfrflfl    ABBOTSFORD   l������OS't  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C. .  in  Mrs.  New  Gurnaey   is   visiting-  Westminster.  friends  Mrs. 0. H. Ormond, of Vancouver,  is the guest of Mr. A 1-Tulton-Ilarrop.  Mrs.  day in  Shaw and  Vancouver.  family spent Sun-  - A carload of boxes arrived this  week for the Dominion Powder Co.,  and it is expected that as soon as the  'power is connected up the work of  manufacturing powder will commence.  Mr. Meanea is building an addition  'to  his house on  Esscndcne Avenue.  Inspector Jleiter and Assistant Inspector McLean, of Vancouver, were  in Abbotsford this week on their annual inspection in connection with  the Royal Bank of Canada,  this  vicinity.     Everyone  hopees  our  FIRST   AS. USUAL  ��������� The- Abbotsford Hotel, conducted  under the guiding spirit, of Mr. A.  J. Henderson, is always the first to  start anything for the advancement  of the town. Tis week painters-and  decorators have been busy "dolling"  the hotel up for the coming summer  rush. The bar has been re-modelled, new fixtures put in, the walls  and ceiling papered in artistic designs. The only thing that reminds  one of. by-gone days, are. the same  genial faces behind the "mahogany"  When the proposed improvements  are :ill carried out this well-known  hostelry  will  rank, among' the  first  in the district.   * ���������    '  UMAUTWUL WHIST  ORIVM  The welcome sound of the, mill  whistle of the Abbotsford Timber &  Trading Company was heard , on  Monday morning, February ICth, after a shut down a few weeks for repairs. Loggers are already in the  woods looking for logs. The new  dry kiln is now completed and will  greatly add to the facilities of the  mill.  Prof. Chas  of this week  .Vancouver.'  ..  Hill-Tout-left Tuesday  on  a business visit to  TheB.   C.   E.   R.   have  been   kept  pretty busy this week moving Go cars  of  steel   from   Abbotsford  to   Chilliwack, where the cars will be interchanged  to  the  Canadian  Northern  tracks.    This*   steel  .is   from   Highland, Quebec, from the plant of the  Dominion Bridge Company, and is to  be  used  in the construction  of  the  Canadian Northern Railway.     One of  the bridges will cross the Fraser at  Cisco, a very large and  difficult undertaking and another will be put in  a- few miles east of that point, and  the third will cross the mouth of the  Thompson river        ' .   * ���������  Mr. and Mrs. (Dr.) Swift gave a  very beautiful St. .Valentine's whist  drive on the 13th, there being six  tables in all.  Tho first prize for the ladies was  given to Mrs. B. B. Smith; first for  the gents was given to -Mr. 1-1. Alanson; and the Booby to Mr. B. B.  Smith  Red hearts, symbolic of the occasion were everywhere in evidence, a-  rouncl the legs of the chairs and,  the tables, from one room to the  other, wore entwining strings of paper,and at the ends of these were  the beautifur hearts. :'The ladies  took one" room and the "gentlemen  the other, and .each taking a heart  followed the slender string of paper  until the parties met, thus were the  partners of the evening chosen.  The evening- was a pleasant one.  MATSQUI   COUNCIL-.  (Continued  from  Page One)  The Ladies of the W. A. of St.  Matthews Church held a St. Valentine's tea at te Masonic building,"  where samples of home cooking, ocn  t'ectionery were on sale during the  afternoon. Mesdames Bousfield and  Tully presided over the home cooking table, Mrs. B. B; Smith handled  the confectionery and Mesdames H.'  Eby, Alanson, King, Barrett, Parton  and Miss Hill-Tout looked after the  tables. The ladies were becomingly,  dressed in white with dangling, red  hearts, symbolic of the occasion.  There" was a fairly good attendance  of the townspeople and the business  done  was very satisfactory.  CITIZENS'  MEETING  A citizens meeting was held in the  :. Masonic Hall,   on  Thursday evening  of   last   week,   with   some   fifty-five  people   present  Mr. A. McCallum was voted to the  chair.  It was explained that the meeting  was called for the purpose of* discussing matters of public importance  to the town and district of Abbotsford, including the appointment of a  coroner, the erection of a hospital,  a high school, a new post office, and  the appointment of a registrar of  births, deaths and marriages.  On motion of Mr. J. Higginson  and seconded by Mr. T. Coogan that  the government be asked, to appoint  a coroner for Abbotsford and district  This was carried unanimously.  ' .The meeting was unanimously in  favor of a hospital. A committee  composed of Messrs A. Tretheway, W  Roberts, J. Higginson, J. Hutchison  arid Dr. Swift were appointed to  make a report on ways and means  at the next monthly meeting of the  board of trade in March, such meeting be open to the public.  A committee composed of the trustees and Messrs A. J. McCallum and  W. Roberts were appointed to interview the municipal councils of Matsqui and Sumas and the residents of  Huntingdon as to the establishment  of a high school (joint) at or near  Abbotsford.  On motion of W. Taylor and seconded by Mr. J. McElroy/ that the  post office inspector be requested to  find a better rented building for a  post   office.  Mr. J. Higginson moved that as an  amendment the proper authorities be  aproached for a new post office to  cost not less than $5000.00. Mr. W.  Roberts seconded.  The amendment was carried v.nan-  imously.  Re registrar of births and-deatJiu,  Mr. McGowan reported time lie had  approached "the local member Mr.  A. Cawley, and that Mr. Cawley had  given him his assurance that a Registrar would be appointed.  The meeting concluded ���������with; n  vote of thanks to the chairman.  (The above was unavoidably left  out of lafjt issue.)  for. 1913, if30.00; William McCor-  mick, underpayment for work on  .lumber delivered at Gifford Station  'tenders to be in the hands of the  clerk of the council by the next council meeting, namely, 11.o'clock a. m.  Saturday 7th. at the Municipal Hall.  - Mr. P. P.' Halverson addressed the  council 'as to the-' drainage of the  Matsqui-Mt. Lehman road between  the Riverside road and the right-of-  way of the C. P.'11. The council  promised to inspect the premises oh  Wednesday, the 18th inst.  Mr. A. pruickshank addressed the  council urging that concentrated action by the council and the property  owners  of  the  lands  affected  lying  south of Matsqui Main Sloughshould  be taken to secure better drainage of  the. reads-and adjoining properties.  He suggested    the digging    of "two  drainage canals,  one on either side  of the  C. P. R., these to run north  to-the  main" slough.  He thought it  might  be  possible to   dispense  with  one of the  pumping stations, thereby  reducng the  mantenance  charge  under the Dykng Assessment. To go  more   fully  into  the  matter  and to j  give   others   an   opportunity   to   ex- i  press their views on this vital matter, it was decided to hold a special  meeting of the council in the public  hall,  Matsqui village on Wednesday  the :iSt.h, at   LI  o'clock in the forenoon.  Resolutions  Satchell-Beaton, that whereas the  -Fernridge Lumber Company has with  out permission from the Matsqui  council materially damaged a portion  of the LeFeuvre road by laying skids  on the roadbed and otherwise obstructing said road:'  Resolved that Councillor Meland  er be authorized .to at once remove  said skids from the said road and  repair the said road, and that it be  fruther resolved that the municipal  solicitors be authorized, to take action against the said Fernridge Lumber Company for damages to the said  LeFeuvre road 'for the" sum of Five  Hundred (($500;00) dollars. Carried  'Melander-Beaton, that Councillor  Satcheil be authorized to have portion of the Aberdeen road surveyed.  Carried. <  Melander-Satchell, that a demand  note for $5,200.00; in favor of the  Bank of Montread be issued under  authority of the Temporary Loan By-  Law,   1914.   Carried.  Bills recommended for payment:  E. Alingren, bounty on 62 musk-rats, $6.20; R. Rottluff-, bounty on  7 musk,rats, 70c; P. Allien, bounty  on 5 muskratsj 50 cents; T. E. Thomson, delivering message to Mr. E. W.  King, P. M. $1.00; Hans Hanson,  dragging roads $9.00; fixing culvert  on Pore road $1.80 repairing Bell  road 90 cents, Ward 4 $11.70; Hans  Stenerson, repairing Fore road $3.60,  repairing Bell road $1.80,, Ward 4,  $5.4 0; Johnson Cannon, constable,  searching for the body o.f Dan Mc-  Caskell, disappeared'$6.00; Cyril H.  Harrop, 2 days' work on Marshall  road in 19 1.3, $6.00;' Fraser Valley  Development League, 2 months' dues  "Marsh's Hill in December, 1913, $1-  20; Bank of Montreal, repayment of  loans of 1913,. $4,500.00; 'Loan to  School  Board $100.00.;,  Melander-Satchell,'that the bills be  paid.    Carried. '  ���������  By-Laws  The Temporary Loan By-Law 1914.  was reconsidered, adopted and finally passed, signed by the Reeve and  Clerk and sealed with the Corporate  Seal.  The council then adjourned to  meet as a special meeting on Wednesday the 18th inst., in the public  hall, Matsqui village at 11 o'clock  in the forenoon.  GOOD WORK  is what you will say when you  have seen our bath room after  we have installed the plumbing  Sanitary bath , room , appurtenances are as requisite to health  as ,a doctor is when you are ill.  Our work is always A-l, and our  tory.'  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing^Shop  Old Creamery Bldg\ Abbotsford  FRESH BREAD,  Cakes and Pastry always on hand.  Choice line of confectionery.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  E. O. Brundtfge  Painter and Decorator  in  If you want any artislic work  Painting,   Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  Shipmentsof hogs and cattle continue to be made from Calgary via  C. P. R. and N. P. R. to. Seattle, thro  Abbotsford. Some 10,000 hogs have  already been exported by this routing since the new U. S. Tariff went  into effect some weeks ago. , ;Iti is  noticed that .with, the ���������'' increased  source of supply, now given points in':  the United States by the' action of  the reduced ' customs tariff, there  has not been any-perceptible deduction in the price of meats to the consumer. While in Canada the ten-,  dency of the price.of meats-is to. ,jn-,  crease on ^account of the-new' market '���������  in the United States. .-., ''".'!!'{   -* -���������������������������.'    ' ,,' i. I  | Matsqui   Hotel  ^MISSION   CITY. B.C.  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Pastor���������Rev. J. L.  Cain  bell,  Ii.  A., B. D.  Services���������Sunday  school  10  a.m. ,  ��������� Public Warship 11 a. m.  .  Teacher training class 3 p.in.  Public Worship 7.30 p. m.  Choiir Practice, Friday .8 p..in.  ���������  Mooting  far  Bible    Study    and  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sunday School,  Public  Worship  2.15  3.30  P.  P.  m.  m.  r-  FOR SALE���������Bred-to-lay two hundred egg strain, Barred Rock Hens  $2.00 each, Cockerel $3".00 each.       :-  Eggs for.setting $3.00 per" 1'5  Jno. A. Barr, Hatzic,, B.C. "      \  M. MacDonal'd.   E. Watson, Mgr.  EUROPEAN PLAN.  Rates 50c, 75c and $1.00  per day  First Class Grill and Bar in Connection.   Free Sample Room.  The. leading Commercial :House  -   ""    of the Fraser Valley.  Porfer meets all trains  J.  Funeral Director  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  forgfardem and farm aro best  for B.O.soil. See* Catalogue* for  solid. ������������uaraate>& of purity-  and. germination  Send now for Copy free  SuUon S Sons.Tho Kin������s Sooclaien  Roaclin^En^land    ,  'A.J. W o ������ d w a r d  Victoria     H       Vancouver  615 Fore Sh 667Gronville St.  SOLE A5ENVS 7&R QR1TISM COLUMBIA  DAIRY  FARM  WANTED to rent 100 to-150 "acres, house and barn, with option to  buy. ~ W. P. Challes, Box, 20,  Eburne  Station,  Eburne,  B,   C.  f63i  IN  THE     SUPREME     COURT     OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA IN  PRO-  ,     KATE.  NOTICE   TO   CREDITORS  Re Ulderic Prefontaine, Deceased.  NOTICE is hereby given that all  Creditors and other persons, having  any debts, claims or demands upon  or against the estate of Ulderic Prefontaine of Abbotsford, in the' Province of British Columbia, Farmer,  deceased, (who .died on or about  the 25th day of February^ 191'2 and  probate of whose will, was granted  to Arithemise Prefontaine and Clothilda Prefontaine of Beloeil in the  Province of Quebec on the 22nd day  of October, 1913, by the Supreme  Court of British Columbia) ' are  hereby required to send in the particulars in writing of their debts  Claims or demands to Messrs Tup-  per, Kitto & Wightman, Royal Bank  Chambers, 408 Hastings Street, West  City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, the solicitors for the  said executrices Arithemise Prefontaine and Clothilda Prefontaine on  or about the 9th day of February  A. D.   1914.  AND NOTICE IS" HEREBY also  given that after the expiration of  that time the said executrices will  proceed to distribute the assets of  the deceased among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to  the Debts, Claims "and Demands of  which the said executrices"' shall  then" have notice and that they will  not be liable for the assets or  part thereof so distributed tp  person of whose debt claim or  mands they shall not then have  notice.    *   -  Dated at Vancouver this 19th  of January, A. D., 1914.  Tupper, Kitto & Wightman.  Solicitors for the said Executrices.  "  ��������� ��������� '  J. K. MCMENEMY  Horseshoer and General  Blacksmith,  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  airs  First-class Carriage  Painter in  Connection  \  fe  any  any  de-  had  day  ectric Irons  By far the best  Electric Iron  on the market  at any price  Electric Irons are  Indispensable  in  the modern  household"  The cheapest  high standard  Electric Iron  on the market  PRICE (to parties using B.C. Electrrc current)  Every Iron is guaranteed by the Company for 10 years.  B. C. Electric  Abbotsford Salesroom at B. C. Electric Station  Other salesrooms at Chilliwack and New Westminster  ^  <iM  Vmimfamiaasumr *  ������  *sw

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