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 -A  /"*  lrf/0  i   .J. .***?"  at_afi!*������_.  "<itJ..ilie.i^"  IP"  itli which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Stay"  yp*  Vol. XL, No. 20.  (ABBOTSFORD. B, C. FRIDAY, , FEBRUARY 18, 1915  <fi^g||jjr������������_. o  $1.00 per Year  ������__������ia>i_aw������a_aia_iHBjij.iiui^.ui.iiv&^^  xb_b_ui_s__!  Cash, per thousand .  Regular price $4.50  Name and address only printed on  ��������� Envelopes. '  . Having secured a big bargain from I  the wholesaler, I want my customers to get the benefit.    Seize  this opportunity before it is too late  These - Envelopes are going like  "hot cakes.??  Mission City  PRINTER and  PUBLISHER  r_u_^B_j^i_i_3^itaES5_< __arauiri_^ p-/Vjfl  _g_s__re_.__Tg_rwt������������^.. .-������sr_^.TTO^ , ������gX  b  Your Ad. in This Paper  BECAUSE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE  LOOKING- FOR YOUR AD.  If you COULD (although, OP COURSE, you  can't) stop every man you meet on the streets  asd ask: "Do you want to buy a pair of shoes?"  (Or any other kind of goods) You might find  half a'dozen who would say "Yes." Perhaps not  one of .these; however, would want to buy the  article you want to sell.  If your advertisement, however, were to be  printed in these columns this week, it would  "stop" EVERY MAN IN TOWN WHO WANTS  TOBUY SHOES, OR CLOTHES, OR ANY  OTHER ARTICLE���������and it wouldn't "stop" anyone who didn't want to buy- That's the beauty  of the advertising way of finding a buyer. The  ad. finds the buyer through the simple process of.  being easily and readily found BY the buyer -  And if, among the prospective buyers of .goods,  there is one to whom your goods would be a bargain, and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll sell  what you want to sell.  (THIS SPACE FOR SALE)  MATSQUI   COUNCIL .MEETS  The regular monthly meeting  of the municipal council was  held in the municipal hall on  Saturday, February 5th with the  Reeve in the chair and Councillor Elliott the only absentee.  The minutes of the previous  meeting were read and adopted  Communications Received . .  'The secretary of the school  board submitting the detailed  estimates for 1916 the total being'$7,500. The estimates were  accepted by motion of the councillors.  From Canadian Municipal  Journal asking for support in  their efforts in the interests of  the civic life of Canada, by subscribing for the Journal on behalf of the Councillors at $1.00  for each subscription, the clerk  and reeve to receive each a  copy free. By motion of Councillors Melander and Owen the  clerk was authorized to subscribe for, four subscriptions.  From A. M. Verchere re alleged damage sustained by Mr.  Fieldhouse to his automobile on  the Riverside .road. .The clerk  was instructed to reply that  while the council -was . using  their best endeavors with the  revenue at their disposal, to  make roads fit for travel, they  could not guarantee any of the  roads.  From T. J. Thomas, on behalf  of the City of New Westminster  and contiguous municipalities  asking for joint action in the  matter of protesting against the  application of the B. C. Telephone Co., Lttd., for a Dominion charter. Their action was  endorsed by the council.  From Thomas Smith, Chief  of the Provincial Police stating  that his department had passed  a voucher for the charge of the  Central Auto Stand for conveying Pertab Singh to the hospital  from Abbotsford and asking for  a refund of the amount of $22.-  50 and stating further that if  the council would not refund  the amount he would issue instructions to his officers not to  assist in future work in the municipality. The clerk was instructed to make suitable reply.  From J.' H. Hill, secretary  of the Returned Soldiers Aid  Commission enclosing copies  from the Military Hospitls Com  mission of Ottawa of the Regulations now in force as to the  pay allowed returned soldiers  and the method of classification |  ^Sixth Field Company. Canadian Engineers, North Vancouver, asking that it be made  known throughout the municipality that trained men were  required for Overseas , Service.  The clerk reported that, acting under the instruction from  the Reeve, notices had been  posted in the postoffice in the  District.  Resolutions  Phinney-Melander, that the  Council put up a petition in the  old' schoolhou.se at Matsqui for  the accommodation and conven  ience of the caretaker.  Phinney-Melander, that the  Reeve and clerk be authorized  on behalf of the corporation to  sign the deed in duplicate of the  7-10 acre portion of the N. E.  (Continued on Page Two.)  PERSONALS  The Aldergrove Whist Drive  And Dance Was a Success  was a visitor  a   couple of  Mr. A. Johnson  to Vancouver for  days last week.  Mr. Douglas Robsonof War-  hoop was a visitor in town last  Friday, and was accompanied  home by his sister Mrs. Green  on Saturday.  Mr. R. Steiss of Beaver Mills  spent the week end here.  '  Mr. Brown and Mr. Adams of  Vancouver were in town on  business with the Timber and  Trading company.  Miss E. Trethewey of Vancouver is visiting her relatives-  Mr. .Sutherland had an attack  of the grip and was absent  from school last Friday, but  has quite recovered.  Mr. Chas. Davison was a visitor to ���������Sumas on Tuesday.  Mr. F. W. Kickbush was a visitor in town this week.  Mrs. Joe King has been seriously ill and delirious, her temperature being very high for  several days, but is much better now. . Her friends all wish  her a speedy recovery.  Mrs. I-I. Gazley, who has been  living with her daughter, Mrs.  Sasseville in Sumas for several  weeks is quite ill again, and  is confined to her room.  Lieut. Henderson of Chilliwack was in town on Wednesday.  Mr. Wm. Campbell, the jeweler has enlisted with the 131st  Battalion but has yet to try his  medical examination.  Mr. Wm. Hillier who has been  visiting at his home in Belling-  ham, and Mr. John McLean,-of  the A. T. T. Co., have gone to  Vancouver-to enlist with the  72nd Highlanders.  Mr. Wm. Buker of Aldergrove  was a visitor in town this week  The Board of Managers of  thc-Presbyterian church met for  their monthly meeting in the  church on Tuesday night.  The misisonary meeting and  adress by Pres. Hill-Tout has  been postponed on account of  weather conditions and was not  held on Thursday evening.  The Ladies Aid met at the  home of Mrs. J. A. McGowan  on Wednesday afternoon and  there was a large attendance,  Mrs. Campbell gave a report  of the annual Missionary meeting which she attended in Vancouver last week. M rs. Cam p-  bell was put in as vice-president  for the province.  Mr. Bert Clark was home for  the week end and is talking of  1 leaving for Alberta at the end  of March or in April.  A surprise party and kitchen  shower was taken to the home  of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lahenny  on Tuesday evening. About 25  persons were present and all  had a merry time playing at  games and dancing.  The Invitation dance given  by Everett's Orchestra last Friday night was the best for many  months. About forty couple  were present, and an excellent  supper was served. The time  was appointed from 9 to 2 p.m.  but as everyone was having a  splendid time, the orchestra  played on till 2:30 p.m.  Another of the popular W. A.  socials was given in the Masonic Hall o nTliursday evening  and a very enjoyable time was  spent.  The invitation sent from Aldergrove to Abbotsford 'was  heartily responded to and two  large sleigh leads and. two or  three cutters drove out arriving  at 9 p.m. The two loads,were  driven by Mr. D. Winton and  Ivir. Nadin, who made the journey iii an hour and three quarters, which was considered as  good time, there being so much  talking on board.The guest all  were hospitably received on arrival and soon were indulging  in progressive whist. Twenty .  tables were played and twelve  games- and both of the first  were brought home to Abbotsford. Mr. G. Weir and Mr. A.,  M. King had to cut. cards for-  the gentleman's prize and Mr.  King won it,.which was a book  Mrs. Bert Clark won the lady's  prize, a glove case. Mr. Macey  and Miss Law of Aldergrove received the consolation prizes.  At 11 a.m. an.excellent supper  was provided of which about  one hundred and thirty enjoyed  After-dancing a couple, of  hours the sleigh loads returned  home. That was some 'homecoming', the chaperons all fell  asleep, the horses on the front  loads took to moping on the  way. The motto, "111 Spooning''  appeared in ray of bright light  above the sleigh, this eventually faded away, then appeared in  bright golden letters distinctly  discernible for miles around,  "All's well that ends well".  Among those who .vent from  Abbotsford.were Mr. and Mrs.  A. M. King, Mrs. 13. Clark, Mrs.  A. Johnson, Mrs. Springthorpe  Mrs. McMenemy, Mrs. Nixon,  Mrs. R. Irwin, Mrs. McKinnon,  Miss Margaret Miller, Miss Annie Nelson, Miss Mabel Nelson  Miss Myrtle Ryall, M:-.s Rosilda  Zeigler, Miss Maggie.Shortreed  Miss Florence McPheo and Messrs G. Weir, Sric T. Wier, Chas.  Davison, Roy Maines, Jack  Kennedy, James Downie, ���������.  Nadin, D. Winton, George Blair  Alf Fuller, D. McGillivray, Leslie DeLair, N. Rucker, Harold  Rucker and Albert Davenport.  PERSONALS  Mr. Manlius Zeigler has jointed the Ambulance Corps of the  131st.  Mr. and Mrs. Ware are having their house remodelled.     .  The pancake social recently  given by Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy wasa big success. A large  number were present and after  eating all the pancakes they desired, games were played. A  sum of $12.50 was realized.  Mrs. Geo. Kerr was a visitor  to Sumas on Wednesday.  Mr. Olson who has been work  ing down in . Washington is  home visiting his family.  The Severity of the Weather  In a report recently submitted to the Hon. the Minister of  Lands on conditions in the  Cranbrook Forest District, men  tion is made of the severity of  the weather the snowfall in  certain sections of that country  being heavier this winter than  for many years.  Mr. John Gillen enlisted last  week with the Engineers Corps  New Westminster.  i___ai_HB__aa_B mmmsm  ^^^^>^^m^^^^^mm^^m^^^mmm^smmm^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  C.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The 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  J.A.BATES, -        - Editor and Proprietor'  FRIDAY.   FEBRUARY   IS 1916  Mr. Arthur Nasner of Steel-  head has just returned from Nevada where he went to visit.his  ;father. Coming through the  State of' Washington he says he  noticed 'how dry' it was.   ""^  $2.50 buys 1000 printed Envelopes; $1.75 pays for 500  Envelopes. These prices arc  good for balance of this month.  What Has Happened to Our Dollar?  The average individual 'is perplexed because, the Canadian dollar does not buy .as  much as it did years ago, nor does it buy now  as much as'it did one year ago.. In 1899 the  goods then purchasable by one dollar, today  will cost $1.49. A year ago they cost $1.35.  A record of prices kept officially enables The  Financial Post to determine with accuracy the  purchasing power of the dollar..  In July, 1914, the purchasing power had  been reduced by 25.7 per cent, and in October  1915,'by 23.73 per cent, as compared with the  prices in 18S9, so that at the dates mentioned  the equivalent value of- one dollar in goods  was 74 cents and 67 cents'respectively.  For the same reason that the baker now  gives less daily bread for a dollar, the investor wants more for lending a dollar. This is  shown by the fact that the Dominion and provincial governments and other borrowers have  had''to pay more for loans in "the last few years  than they had around 1909.   '  On the basis of the present purchasing pow  er of the Canadian dollar, an investor who  bought a 30-year bond in 1899, making a similar purchase today would expect something-  like the following increase in the rate of interest:  4 per cent in 1SS9 should expect 5.95 per  cent now.  5 per cent in 1899 should expect-7.44 per  cent now. '   ,  :"6 per cent in 1899 should expect 8.93 per  cent now  The following table,illustrates some fluctuations in the investment value of the Canadian dollar between 1905, 1910, 1914,and October 1915, oil the basis of the average wholesale price of commodities, as ascertained by  the department of labor:  4 per cent in 1905 equivalent to 5.20 per  cent now.  5 per cent in 1905 equivalent to 6.50 per  cent now.  6 per cent in 1905 equivalent to 7.80 per  cent now.  6 per cent in 1905 equivalent to 7.80 per  cent now.  4 per cent in 1910 equivalent to 4.78 per  cent now.  5 per cent in 1910 equivalent to 5.98 per  cent now.  6 per cent in 1910 equivalent to.7.17 per  cent now.  4 per cent in 1914 equivalent to 4.42 per  cent now.  5 per cent in 1914 equivalent to 5.53 per  cent now.  6 per cent, in 1914 equivalent to 6.63 per  cent now.  This is another illustration that gold is not  wealth in itself but simply a commodity like  wheat or coal and derives its value chiefly because it is a good means of exchange of their  commodities, fairly easy to handle, and hard  to get, except by some such exchange.    Cap  ital is symbolized by gold, and demands its  wages equally with labor���������an increase in time  of stress, a decrease when times are slack.���������  The Financial Post.  "London will gain a great orator and'British Columbia will lose one by the advent of  ���������Dewdney Dick,' as Sir Richard McBride is  called by his friends in British Columbia, He  is coining to represent the province of which  he lias been Premier for twelve years. He  might,have' been Prime Minister of the Dominion, but he has always had an eye on Imperial politics, so perhaps the Mother of Parliaments will see him one day."���������Mirror.  Macdonald, the Liberal candidate of,Vancouver may be elected to represent Vancouver in the provincial house���������defeating Tisdall  in the bye-election. It is possible if the two-  run. But it is'said that J.oe. Martin and L. D.  Taylor want to again test the public feeling  in the bye-election���������got so used to running  that -they cannot resist the temptatin when  oportunity affords itself. But should Macdonald be elected, he will have a great time boosting for his leader, Mr. Brewster; or will he<  do as Brewster did usurp the leadership for  himself? He would be foolish if he did not.  Is that not how Brewster got it? He would  be a real live linguist, and if talking was o,f  any avail' he sure would talk the whole Liberal party into thinking he was the right man  in the right place.  Again comes up the subject of the Canadian  enlisting. A Toronto man says he is ashamed  to be a Canadian as they are not coming to  the front to fight for their country as quickly  as the English in Canada are. It is different  in British Colubia, with a population of about  equal British and Canadian,born, the recruiting looms up about equal for both.  Things are never right in Toronto anyhow.  They are always quibbling or boasting.  Germans imagine they will induce neutrals  to believe that all trade should continue in.  spite of the existence of a state of war. The  immediate effect of any such international arrangement as this would be to paralyze forever the power of the Maratime nations. Sea-  pwer is exerted to embarass the enemy's trade  and to compel economic difficulties which in  time will shatter the morale of a people. If  Great Britain were mad enough to give up in  the Council Chamber what three generations  of British sailors have fought to gain and keep  the end of the Empire would be in sight. German opinions on "Freedom of the Seas" are  no more dependable than German opinions on  the origin of the war, or the Prussian ancestry  of Shakespeare.���������Ex.  It is time now for the fruit grower to be  planning for the next summer disposal, of his  fruit. What about thorough organization for  the year? Will it be shipping in car load lots  or the individual marketing of the fruit at the  mercy of the middleman?  THE   MATSQUI   COUNCIL  (Continued  from  Page One)  1-4 of Sec. 25 Tp. 13 to C. Rum-  mel.    Carried.  Owen-Phinney, that Councillor Melander be appointed as  representative of the Council in  matter of the application of A.  F. Welch, under the "Ditches  and Water Courses Act, 1907."  Phinney-Owen that, the rate  of wages to be paid for road-  work be as follows:  Man, only'25^ cents per hour  powder men and hooktenders  to receive 25^ per day extra.  Man with one horse 37 1-2^  per hour.  Man with team 50f per hour.  Foremen 31 1-4 cents per hr.  That eight hours constitute,  a day's work.  That a workman be not rank  ed as foreman unless he is in  charge of 3 men or more.  That 25(5 per day be paid for  logging and stumping appliances the council to pay for all  breakages of the same.  Owen-Melander that preference be given to married men  on all road work, either by day  labor or contract.  Melander-Phinney,that where  as many thousands of the best  men of the country have volunteered their services in the defence of the British Empire:  And whereas many of these  men are now returning from  the field of battle incapacitated  from further active service:  And whereas these men have  a moral right to assistance at  the hands of the country for  which they made their sacrifices : *  And whereas it is the duty of  the Government to set an example towards this end:  Be it therefore resolved that  the provincial government be.1  asked to employ only such men  in connection with the operation of the Mission Matsqui ferry and the care and maintenance of the Matsqui dyke. Carried unanimously.  Melander-Owen that a grant  of $15.00 per month be made to  the Red Cross Society. Carried.  Owen-Melander that a sale  of lands for delinquent taxes be  held in the Municipal Hall on  Monday July 17th, beginning at  10 o'clock in the forenoon. Carried,     i  The following bills were passed  for payment: Municipal Accounts totalling $313.45; Teachers' salaries for January $1,-  10.0.00; janitors' salaries for  January $53.00; Miscellaneous  school accounts.  Estimated overhead expenses for 1916 and fixed charges  $4,693.00; Repayment of outstanding loans $9,790.75; Road  expenditures $14,000.00: school  expenses $7,500: Total $35,983.  75.  1916 Estimated Expenditures  The reeve and chairman of  the Finance Committee and the  clerk were appointed a committee to interview the Bank authorities as to advances for the  current year, pending the receipt of taxes.  The Matsqui Temporary Loan  1916 was reconsidered and finally passed.  The Matsqui Noxious Animals  and Birds   Bounty   Bylaw   A-  meiidment bylaw 1916 was final  ly passed. / '  The council then adjourned  to meet in the Municipal Hall  on Saturday, February 26th as  a Court of Revision on the Assessment Roll and as a regular  Council board on Saturday 4th  of March both meeting to commence at 10:30 a. m.  Teachers' Salaries Elsewhere  The following was taken out  of the last annual "report. Compare them with Mission.  Chilliwack High School: The  principal gets $160;; 1st assistant $110; 2nd $115.  Chilliwack public school: The  principal gets $150; 2nd $80;  3rd $75; 4th $70; 5th 70; 6th  and 7th $70; Sth 75 and 9th $55  Cumberland,' V. I., Principal,  $120; then $90; $65; $62.50;  $62.50; $60; $6'0; $65.���������-8 rooms  Merritt: Prin. $130; $75; $70  $65; $65;. $70; $70.  Port Moody: $100; $80; $70;  $70. It is understood these are  now raised.  N. Vancouver, High school:'  $190;  $100. .  N. Vancouver, public school:  three schools, One principal  $180; another $135: and $135;  7 and 8 roomed schools.  Sardis: $85, $60; $60.  Ladner:_$i00, $85;,$65; $70;  $100.  Agassiz: $120; $70; $70.'^  Belmont, Langley: $100; $70  $60; $'60.  Matsqui:  $100;  $70;  $70.  ,- Abbotsford: $120; $65; $65  $60.  Cloverdale:    $90; $90;.   $60;  $70. '" '  The snow is nearly all gone  on the lowland but in Cedar Val  ley and Steelhead there is still  lots of snow, although it is fast  disappearing. So far no damage  is reported from floods.  ysrwfaTaiK  ������������������;������������������������������������������������������������������������  Kjgimg  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director   ,  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Connection. Mission City  ME_III_n_a!(IflMtelJ^^  A MASH  IS A JOY  when one's b'ath room is rendered  luxurious by> our ornamental and  open work plumbing, it's an artistic triumph. Have the bath room  a joy. T_et your plumbing arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments ot the art will  permit.    We'll show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing- Shop  Old Creamery Sldfr  an). ^,)_ai_MM_*i_Jiasi_-_-HuraBg  Abbotsford  Your Photograph=  Nothing  will  "add more to  .the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk  at home.  THE ROYAL STUDIO   . BB0BTT ..  See me now about that Insurance  0        ���������  ���������      e  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry-Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  cCallum  Abbotsford  ^������-  i**^ jO  THE ABBOTSFORD  POST,  ABBOTSFORD,  B.   C.  PRINTING ABILITY  To assure patrons of printing a thoroughly appropriate and artistic product  requires both a theoretical and a practical knowledge���������in other,words a mental,  conception as well as a practical one.  Both are at your service.  BATES, The Printer- JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  Is always good, because it possesses the  qualities that go to make up good Print-  ,: ing: correct topography, good press work  1 harmony of color and appropriate stock  selection���������these are all the earmarks of  Bates'  Printing���������the worth-while kind.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMETN  The Home oft Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SERVICE    ,  The shop is equipped with every modern  device necessary for the execution" of  high-grade Printing, and our working  facilities are so\ ample that, prompt  service is both a pleasure and a possibility..  BATES, The Printer���������-JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SATISFACTION __  Years of practical knowledge and an extensive and modern plant equipment assure , patrons a service that. cannot be  ��������� surpassed. . A telephone call will place  the order. Our Number is 520.'  If busy order by'phone.  BATES, The Printer ^TOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING OF GREAT VARIETY  We are equipped to; handle.* every kind  and quality of Printing���������Business, Fruit  Growers, Fruit Lists, Publications���������in  -from one to four colors. Satisfaction  guaranteed or no charge is made for the  work, which can be returned.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  COMMERCIAL PRINTING  Such as Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads, Cards Circulars Statements and  ���������in fact anything in the way'of Printing���������will receive intelligent attention  and a thorough highgrade production  if left in our care.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  POSTER PRINTING  We print large and small Posters of all  kinds���������any color of paper or ink. Our  prices for this kind of work is cheaper  than in the cities, and the quality of paper and ink is just as good. No rent to  pay is part of the secret.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PUBLICATION  PRINTING  We have unrivaled facilities   for execu-  ing all kinds of Printing, as is attested  by the large amount of Printing we have  handled ^in the last seven years. Quality  of work unsurpassed, and    delivery    in  . time assured.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  Proper - Publicity - Proves - Profitable  Hub Square  ates  Mission City  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER  P^^M^Ss^l^lM  WiMMHI^^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  .^*3      **  ^������������������7"-  Mr.'Farmers of Huntingdon  is under the doctor's care.   _  The school estimates  Sumas municipality for  $2,485:   .  ,.' '  for the  1916 is  Mrs. Winton is still in Dr.  Clark's hospital, Sumas, but is  doing well.  The'"Willard Day" entertainment of the W. C: T. U. was  postponed from the 17th to a later date owing to the bad weather and the state of the roads.  forty    residents    of -the    dis  trie'met in the parlours of the in quarterly instalments  tion for 1916,- of $5,000 payable  .Quarterly communion service  will be held in the Presbyterian  church March 5 th.  Mr. Boyd is expected home  this week. He.was to Winnipeg seeing his son Hilliard who  enlisted for overseas service and  is now at Ottawa under training.  Spring birds are singing as  cheerfully'as can be, glad that  the snow is gone���������and perhaps  the winter.  , Mr. Clarence McCallum is  making good progress toward  recovery and'may soon be back  to his home and work.  Mr. Weir has received word  of the promotion of his son who  is in the trenches <and who distinguished himself by   bravery  Mr. McKinnon is home from  Nanaimo owing to the deep  snow there preventing work' on  the building of the mill by Messrs Johnston and Smith.  Mrs. Angus Campbell, Mrs,  Malcolm McGillivray, Mrs. F.  Munroe and Mrs. W. H. Fadden  will represent the Sumas municipality in all patriotic work, including Belgium Relief Work.  Mr. C. A. Christie accompanied by E. Courting, a German  Reservist, were passengers to  Vancouver on Wednesday. The  latter'will probably make his  home in Vernon for a . short  time.  Mr. Thos. Atkins', chief car  inspector of the C. P. R. for Sumas and Huntingdon including  Abbotsford, was . in town on  Thursday morning on important business.  Matsqui council will hold  tax sale next July.  &B  (From Fraser Vv.llcy Record)  Meet in the Matsqui Hotel Par-  Sours on Friday Evening  Last���������Enjoyable  Evening.  A pleasant event took place  at the Matsqui Hotel on Friday evening last   when    some  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, N. Hill  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 o������  the district, an������mdustries already established,   _J)J  SgS^sssssa^SESa^^  of Rennie's and Steele Briggs.  for 19'6 are going- to be short in many lines. Give us  your order now. We have the well known assortments  There are no   better   seeds   obtainable.  hotel at the invitation of Mr.  G. A. Watson, local P. G. M., of  the Ancient Order of Old Sports  to spend the evening in song,  music, smoking, etc. Mr. W. J.  Manson occupied the chair, supported by Messrs G. A. Watson  J. A. Catherwood and Rev. Mr.  W eatherdon.  '��������� Among those who contributed songs were Messrs   E. Osborne, A.  B.  Stewart,    Archie  Wilson, .'Dud' Bryant and Paul  Bray the versatile artist   who  was very much in evidence   in  song and overture;  Violin So-,  los were given by Messrs J. Mc-  Camey and J. Fennell; Mr. Joe,  Granger played the piano and  also sang some, of    his    well,  known and much    appreciated  songs.  Those who were not able to  take part in song or music ^  were asked to contribute to the(  evening's entertainment by tell-j  ling a story or to dance. They  I heartily responded and their  contributions resulted in many  a hearty laugh.  Affair closed at 11:30 p. m.  with a hearty vote of thanks  to the chairman and Mr. G. A.  Watson for his indefatigable  exertions in bringing the smoker to a successful issue.  A collection was taken up for  the Canadian Patriotic Fund a-  mounting to $18.40 which was  passed over to the secretary of  the Mission branch.  It is hoped that this will not  be the last of such social events  for it is the means of bringing  us socially in touch with each  other and helps to spread, the  feeling of good comradeship.'  Making Contracts for Fruit  .��������� The King-Beach Mfg. Co. informs us that they have already  made contracts to purchase a  large quantity of fruit for the  coming preserving season. As  last year they did not receive  enough strawberries or black  currants, they are getting to  work early and have already  had promises of far more than  they took of these fruits last  season. They advise growers  to call and make arrangements  as soon as possible.  The'Commodore of the Royal  Victoria Yacht Club at, Victoria  has given' to the Red Cross a  steam yacht valued at $10,000. ���������  The employees of the. Imperial Oil Co. of Sarnia have given.  $1,000 to.the Red Cross Society  In Alberta 1200 Red Cross  "Mite" Boxes have been distributed to private homes.  "ROUGH ON RATS" clears out Rats  Mice, etc. Don't Die in the House.  15c and 25c, at Drug and .Country  ���������    Stores. :-  HUGH McBRIDE  Genera! Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  . Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. C.  Ernest W. Bigelow  Barrister and Solicitor  At A. McCallum's Office  Every Wednesday  From 9 a.m. to G p.m.  Counsel S. S. Taylor, K.C.  A Car of Flour and Feed has Just Arrived  We sell all grades, and our prices are rock bottom.  Do not take our word for it, but ask anyone who  ���������^ deals with us, if our goods are first class or not.  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,       -       -       -       -      -       -       B. C.  MORE RECRUITS FOB  THE 131st, Westminster  On Monday.Harold Henry, R.  Topper, S. McEwen E. Hick-  ling and Harry McTaggart were  passengers west on the Agassiz  local bound for the recruiting  station at New Westminster. All  wereaccepted. Mission City and  Hatzic and district is certainly  doing its part to help along the  250,000.  Red Cross News Throughout  The Dominion  Pork, Mutton, )teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  r-ff-r  aESBHH  ABBOTSFORD, B.C J  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  Ii  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  'ma  The Goderich Red Cross So  ciety has shipped supplies    to  the value of $3484.  The Saskatchewan Provincial  Red Cross has a membership of  4,500. '  A Co-operative Elevator com  pany in Saskatchewan has given $1,000 to the Saskatchewan  Red Cross.  A Red Cross worker in Wolf-  ville, N. S., has put up over 400  jars of fruit for the Red Cross  hospitals.  The Grain Elevators Guide, a  prominent Western agricultural paper has raised $659 for its  Red Cross Fund.  The Collingwood Red Cross  has a membership of over 500  and has raised $3686 in money  ���������and supplies.  The Manitoba Red Cross has  amembership of 7519 and has  collected during the past year  nearly $120,000.  The Barry Red Cross has ten  auxiliaries in the surrounding  country.  The Hamilton Steel Co. is  making the Red Cross a dona-  Robson Bros.  Poultry Tonic  ���������and���������  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  How About Your  a firm is often judged  by its stationery. why  have cheap printing  when when you can  get neat printing done  on good paper at this  office, almost as cheap  as plain paper. bring in  y;ur orders for  >i  9  ������*���������  tatements,  AS THIS PLANT IS THE ONLY UP-TO-DATE P;LANT IN  THE DISTRICT ORDERS CAN  BE FILLED WHETHER BIG  OR SMALL, AND AT PRICES  AS REASONABLE AS IN   THE  CITIES JUST AS GOOD AS  WORK TOO. IF YOU HAYE  A LARGE  Poster or Dodger  IT  CAN BE DONE  AT  THIS  OFFICE ON SHORT NOTICE.  HAVE THE FRASER VALLEY RECORD  TO YOUR FRIENDS.    $1.00 Per Year.  SENT  Printer and Publisher  MISSION CITY, B. C  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-  MURPHY;  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C.

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