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 M..<>>.JrtUfjiUM*|.<UM*nMUi4.aH**^l*W*M^&*toWi*+*to**^^yn>*^t^'ajU,rU44L*&b>it*,,  lUikati'^tuiiir'M.Wi l^^nhUmfaA^^v^ iwui^gf rf -.Mr***.,  AtrA>^t.JrM>4������Ji  /X.  t'j  n  v  fc  (3  h  .1  .*  A'O  ^i*Krfv,^(.^���������������/w,jviac���������VJa.A*i*������^iH4|������r.tiHvift  (S-^Ltf-lA.  "      r  f'1 *) r   ^^-."-'  ''' ���������      ,   ���������'���������''     ,,.y '���������'>'- *V.W;i."!r  K<  \~ "~   **^r.>  ���������.v    \.'li.   C  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No.    6.  ABBOTSFORD,   B;   C., FRIDAY,  JAN.. 2 1914  $L00 per Year  t-  ^  I    The drawing for the handsome  ��������� :New Williams Drop Head Sew-'  ing Machine will take place in  a month, and keys are going  fest.  Remember that with every, two  ���������  dollar cash purchase you; '  receive a key.  < -j  .~.\  The Pioeeer Store  .  \=:  j  CORRESPONDENCE  To the Editor of the Post.'  Dear Sir,���������You very generously and  in keeping with the charitable spirit of  the festive season wish all your readers  A Prosperous New Year. An Editor's  position is often assailed and his Avork  often non-appreciated. He has many to  please and some are hard to satisfy. We  are sure that according to your light  you are seeking to advance the best interests of Abbotsford and vicinity and  ���������we desire that 19.14 may bring you courage and perseArcrance in pursuit of your  best ideals. We Avish you the goodAvill  and patronage'of the business and professional men of our groAving toAvn and  rural districts.  A READER.  LOCALS    .  Mr.   J.  Norton,  of Warh'oop,  Avas  a  guest in the city dn Friday.  Mr. Randolph spent the holidays with  friends in Mission City.  Mr. S. A. Morloy, manager of the  Royal Bank of Canada, spent New Yeai  Avith friends in Vancouver.  Mr". Sam Campbell, of the Customs  Department at Peardon\'ilIe, was a visitor to Abbotsford this week.  A recent onler-in-council adopted by  the PrOA'incial Executive, and which applies to eA'ery school in the Province,  reads as follows: "It is required of  each and every pupil of a public school  or high school that he be subject to tlie  school discipline on the school premises,  in going to and coming from school and  at all games and school functions avIicii-  eA'or and Avherever held." For some  time past it has been observed.. .that  when the lively youths from the high  school of one city get into ���������another in  attendance at some game between two  schools they have a feeling that  "school's out," so to speak, and they  can raise all the ructions they please.  Miss McCorkell, avIio .has been teaching 'the'.'second division in the public  schools here, has resigned her position  and moved to Vancouver.  Miss McMaster, of the local telephone  staff, spent the holidays witk friends in  Blaine and Bellingham.  Mr. .1. Ball,  of' Peardoiiville, was  Adsitor  to tOAA-n on Friday.  -Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Campbell are  aAvuy on a tAvo Aveeks' visit to friends  in Kamloops.  CLAYBURN NEWS ITEMS  On Tuesdny night," December 23, tho  children oi! Clayburn had their annual  Clu-ii'luius concert. Novor before- had  such' times been seen in the town. Under the skilful h/uuls of tho committee  and friends the schoolhouHo was turned  into a'mi nature'.theatre. A small stage  hung with heavy 'qurtuins and electric  footlights sliOAA^ed oil' lo great advantage the scenery of evergreens at the  back. '-The-children performed their,  parts in excellent style. The choruses,  dialogues and .recitations received great  applause ' from ,-tho Avell packed school  house, Minster '^ommy Brown-receiving  a Avell deserved encore for his Scotch  song, ."Rob Roy < Mcintosh." At the  close of the programme all lights were  out and a shout went up: ".Here comes  old Santa Glaus.?' Immediately a huge  Christmas Treq'Avell laden- with presents  and very tastefully decorated, and  ablaze with many colored electric lights  appeared to A'iew. On the stage Avas  to be seen good old Santa Claus, avIio,  after delivering his litlc speech ami,  shoAving everybody-that he -had been  taking a feAV lessons in the latest tango  dance commenced to give out his load  of presents tojboth old and young. The  evening Avas .spent most enjoyably and  at the Blose'ftf'.eers were given for good  old Santa and -the, chairman^ Mr. T. B.  Millar."'  Miss Law is spending her Christmas  holidays Avith friends in Mt. Lehman. -  ��������� <-Mr..'Fred Millar-has gone to'spend  New Years with his Nsistor in Calgary.  Miss Fife of Chilliwack has been the  guest-of Mr. and Mrsi R. j; Wilson for  Christmas.  Miss E: Thomson is spending her holidays at her home on Barnston Island.  On Sunday last Rev. J. L. Millar  preached to two large congregations,  in the morning the choir rendered-the  anthem, "Christmas Bells," and in the  eA^ening Miss Duncan "sang "Night of  Nights."  Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Read have been  spending Christmas with friends in  VancouArer.  Mr. Clark of New Westminster is the  guest of Mr. H. S. Phinney.  Quite, a large croAvd turned up at Mr.  C. Purver's shooting match' on Saturday. Good shooting saw the prizes  prety well distributed.  Mr. Thos. i Trowsdale has just completed  his  six  roomed  cottage  and  is  L  ON JANUARY I2TH  POSTAL LIBRARY FOR CANADA  Monday, January .12th is, nomination  day in Matsqui Municipality, and election will be held on the folloAving Saturday. Reeve Mcrryfield is again seeking  re-election, while' he Avill "be opposed  by -Prof. Chas. B. Hill-Tout. (.Reeve  Mcrryfield has had numerous ��������� years of  experience , as the chief magistrate' in  municipal affairs, and has a large fol-  loAving in "the municipality, Avhile Mr.  Hill-Tout is also popular with the ratepayers. The election Avill no doubt be  a hotly contested one.  ��������� - In Ward III ex-Councillor Ware has  decided not to enter the field, so noAv  the' contest will be between Councillor  Frederickson and Mr. A. McCalium.  At present Councillor Melander .has no  opposition in Ward I.  In Ward IV Councillor .Bell will retire and'thc names of R. Beaton and W.  Elliott arc mentioned to fill the place.  Councillor Satchell Avill be.opposed by  Mr. Angus McLean in Ward II.  WEEK OF PRAYER  The "Week of Prayer ".inaugurated  in 1846'by'the World's Evangelical Al-.  liance has been observed annually since  then by an ever-enlarging constituency  throughout the Christian world. It begins Avith the first Sunday and ends  with the second of the year, and subjects for meditation, discussion, and  prayer are suggested by the Alliance  each year.    This year they are:  Sunday, Jan.'4���������The World-wide Mis-j  sion of Christ.  '   Q. What is meant by tho Postal Library?  A. Tlie Postal Library is a project to  make the exchange of books among the  people of Canada as easy and inexpen-  siA'e as-it is to' receive or send ordinary  mail. ' /, - .   "        ,    .  '" Q. Has such a library -been provided,  in ;any other country?  A. No. It-is a new scheme, and affords Canada an opportunity.to not only add a much-needed public service for  the people of this Dominion but also to  lead-the other nations in a great move  ment. ��������� < ���������'  Q. Why  is  it  called  the Postal, Library? ' '     r  -A. Because the library, is to be provided by the people of Canada and operated by the Post Office Department.  Q. Why  should  the  Government undertake to provide libraries?.  ' A. A  survey , of   the   whole ��������� country  sIioavs that the people.are .new poorly  supplied with  library facilities.    Heretofore , philanthropists such as Andrew-  Carnegie have been largely relied upon  to supply the1 needs  of libraries..   De-���������  penpendencc. upon philanthropy  is unworthy the great Canadian people.   Besides the results of such dependence to  date are Arery meagre    and    scattered.   (  -Gtf'antsi,by.* provinces and cities and be-.  Church  Uni-  -Nations    and  Miss Roe, avIio has been the guest of  Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Ifarop, at The Lake,  is visiting friends in Vancouver.  Constable Saunders states the holiday season passed very quietly, he having no causo to incarcerate anyone in  the local bastile.  Mr. Flood and daughter, of Hope,  ���������were the guests of Mr., and Mrs. F. J.  Boulter" this Aveek.      *    -..-'���������  Miss Wooler, of.Bclliugliam, spent the  holidays as the guest of her sister, Mrs.  T. C. Coogan.  moving into it.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Ward ' of Mission  spent Christmas Avith Mr. and Mrs. R.  J. Wilson. '  Mr. J. Benson 'of Victoria has been  spending Christmas with his brother  and AA'as astonished at the Avay Clay-  bum has grown the last year.  Mr. and Mis! J. B. Millar are spending their Christmas holidays in Toronto, their old home city .  CHRISTMAS TREE  The Christmas Tree in connection  with the Presbyterian Sunday school  held on.Christmas Eve was so well attended that standing room was at a  premium. The children entertained the  large audience with their songs and recitations in a way that reflected credit  on their teachers. The stripping of the  tree and presentation of prizes brought  to a close a very pleasant and enjoyable evening.  Monday, - Jan  Humiliation.  Tuesday,  Jan.  6���������The  A'crsal.  Wednesday, ��������� Jan.    7-  thpir Rulers.  Thursday, Jan. 8���������Missions (Foreign)  Friday, Jan. 9���������Families, Schools and  Colleges.  Saturday, Jan. 10���������Mission at Home  and to the Jews."  In this connection meetings will be  held in the Presbyterian Church each  evening, except Saturday, beginning at  8 o'clock.. All are heartily invited to  attend these public meetings.  quests by private individuals have pro"  vided some creditable libraries notably  in Ontario. " The reports however show  that nearly one-half the people of Ontario  are .still out  of reach  of any library privileges.    The  other .provinces  are far behind Ontario.    Canada has a  great frontier. The outlying and sparse-  , ly setled  districts  cannot expect  adequate library priAdlegos for generations  5���������Thanksgiving   and  at the present rate of progress.      The  Mr.  and Mrs.  R.  Thomas  and  Edna    Messick    spent    Sunday  friends in Sumas.  Miss  with  .Mr. J. J. Sparrow, the leading grain  and feed merchant of the Lower Fraser  Valley, has a moving picture sIioav all  his own, or rather he has numerous and  various little picture shows Avhich, with  his usual generosity, he is disposing of  to all his customers, free of charge.  * Rev. C. Yates Avas the recipient of a  handsome set of pipes which Avcrc presented to him by the members of tlie  local Oddfellows Lodge on Christmas  as a slight token of esteem in which  the services of the reverend "gentleman  are held by the order.  The Abbotsford football team opened  the Ncav Year under brilliant circumstances. On that day the team journeyed to VancouArer and in the second  match of the season defeated the soccer  team from the Royal Bank of Canada  in a hard contested match by a score, of  four to three.  Postal Library will supply the whole  ���������need of all "the people of every community in the country and that without  delay.  Q. Why  should  the  Post  Office  Department operate the library?  ���������    A. The  Post   Office   operates   every-  wdiere and all the time.    It,is already,  established.    It noAV has housing-facilities in every" community.    It has the  best and most inexpensive facilities for  distribution and collection-   of    books.--  The addition of the library sendee to  the Post Office is certainly as natural  as that of the Parcel post.  Q. Would tlie reservation' of education to the provinces by the British  North America Act prevent the Dominion Government from undertaking the  Postal  library?  A. Writing on this subject the Hon-  orableorable J. R. Boyle, Minister of  Education for the Province of Alberta,  says:  "If     the     Dominion   tGovernmen  Avere prepared to undertake this work  " ther Avould be no serious objections to  their doing so on  any  constitutional  grounds.''  The Act confers all Tost Office authority upon the Dominion GoA'ernment.  The Postal Library is a public servico  clearly beyond Provincial administration.  QQ. Would the Postal Library ^include, public reading rooms, such as are  now attached to public libraries in some  Canadian cities?  A. A public reading roomlydPtare hr  A. Public reading rooms are not noAV  inlarge  demand and  are  expensiA'e to  (Continued on Page Four)  ?S3?3-S-W?ffi^^ Tttfi    ABBOTSFORD   POST  ABBOtS^ORD,   B.   0.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday, by The Post Publishing Company.  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and  surrounding district.  Advertising' rates made known on application.,  LEGAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents per line for first insertion,  and 8 cents a line lJor all subsequent 'consecutive insertions.  Our Shibt'-leth���������Neither for nor agin-tbe Government.  Friday,  Jan. 2,  1914  XMAS AROUND MT. LEHMAN.  Tho Xiuas services on Sabbath, 21st,  Avere greatly enjoyed by good congrc-  . gations. Rev. Mr. Kohl preached impressive sermons. Tho subject in the  forenoon was "The Incarnation of  Jesus Christ," and tlie evening avc had  a practical and telling address 'on  '���������Lessons from the Shepherds of Beth-  leham."  Mrs. Win. C<>utts,an<l Miss Bell sang  appropriate solos much appreciated.  The Xmas free concert was a great  success in every respect. The prospects  of seeing the children act a number  of scenes from Longfellow's Indian  poem, "Hiawatha" brought a large  crown, the Avcather being ideal. Tho  concert began by tho avIioIc audience  singing "Hark the Herald Angels  Sing." The first part of tho program  was .filled by the children dressed and  colored like Indians, acting some of  scense in TlhiAvatha conducted by Miss  Reid. A forest glade Avas extemporized  "on the platform Avhere the children acted in splendid style and at the close of  each scene were heartily applauded.  The second part of the program was  conducted by Miss Bell, Avho had the  children Avell trained in choruses, songs  and recitations. All the children took  part in the Xmas choruses. A trio was  Avell sung by the Misses May and  Sadie Gillis and EfTie McLean. A good  dialoguo, "At Lunch in a Restaurant"  was given by the Misses Emily rCox,  Lucy Owen and Effie McLean. The  Misses Eilie and Katie McLean and  little Janet Millor recited "-very Avell  indeed. The. Christmas tree was decorated and well covered with presents.  Each child received a bag of- candies  and nuts. Rev. Mr. Reid presided and  expressed his pleasure at seeing so  many present to enjoy the excellent  concert provided for them and he hoped  the interest and attendance Avould' increase in the Sabbath school after having such a pleasant and profitable  evening. A number of children got  small gifts for attendance and diligence   at   the   Sabbath   school   durin  WORK BEING RUSHED  ON BIG BRIDGE  Messrs. Armstrong & Morrison, the  Avell-known bridge contractors, of Vancouver, are rushing work on the substructure for the big railway bridge  for tlie Kettle Valley over the Fraser  Ivive'r at  Hope.  The same firm built the Provincial  Government bridge over the Eraser in  .1902-8' and- they have more plant on  hand for the present job than they  had oii the bridge at New Westminster.  There are three piers to be built,  each 24 by ������0 feet in dimension^, and  So i'eet in" height, rising some 30 feet  above Avntor level. Eight thousand  yards of concrete arc estimated to bo  required for this construction, and !2fi  men Avill be employed on the work.  As work Avill go on day and night,  with three shifts of men, very rapid  progress will bo made. The foundations of the caissons Avill be built on  the Avhari" which has been constructed.  They will be launched from there and  towed to place whore they Avill bo  built up and sunk in position. Then'  the air compressing plant'will be con-'  nected up and the caissons forced down  in the bed of the river to firm foundation. l ,  Three stool shafts, tAvo of them two  feet in diameter and one of three feet  diameter will be installed in each  caisson as tlie piers are being built, in  the two smaller shafts material exca-  A'atcd'~from the bottoms of the caissons  will be elevated and material for building the concrete piers will be lowered  in large steel buckets. Tho larger shaft  is for the men to go up and down to  their Avork. Each shaft is air-locked,  steel ��������� doors, perfectly air-tight, being  placed so that the men going down are  locked in a chamber into Avhich the  compressed air is alloAved to enter until  it is at the same pressure as in the  loAver part of the shaft. The loAvcr door  is then opened and the men proceed to  the bottom level. Tho. same method  is used in lowering material, and the  operation is reversed in hoisting up  from the bottom: The men work' in a  constant temperature of about.60 degrees and are not affected by climate  conditions, so that Avintcr is no more  disagreeable. for the work below the  surface -than  summer.  When completed this bridge .is to be  a combined  railway and traflic bridge,  Oil-  'A Victory.  ty' Strata  C> CLARISSA- MAGKIE  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  the year.    After  votes   of  thanks  for   the  Dominion   and   Provincial   Governments having made grants towards its  all who had done so much to make  the concert a success it was closed by  all singing heartily "God Save the  King."  Xmas day was spent quietly, many  having  friends   for   dinner.  A Burns concert is to be held in the  church hereon Wednesday, 7th January. Rev. Dr. MacKinnon from Vancouver, will give his popular address  on the "Life and Times of Burns, the  Poet," which will be well illustrated  by song and recitation by Messrs.  Blair and Ilay.  Mrs. Wm. Coutts, Miss Bell and Mrs.  Reid have returned to "The Manse"  after spending Xmastide in Vancouver.  Miss Milne, of Falkirk, Scotland, is  spending Xmas with Miss Reid at the  homo  of  Mr.   and   M/rs.   Alex  Gil lis.  Quite a number of visitors from Vancouver a-jd Noav Westminster spent  Xmas Day and enjoyed Christmas  greetings among old friends.  We wish the Editor and staff of The  Fraser Valley Record a Happy New  Year.  cost. For the first time the old toAvn  of Hope Avill have direct connection  with tlie C. P. R. by rail.  For many years the raihvay has  passed this point, a ferry across the  river has been the only means of com-  municiation, until the past summer Avhen  the Canadian Northern line on the south  side was completed into Hope. Already  signs of aAvakening are in ' evidence.  And Avith three railways entering there,  it is quite within range of possibility  that the old toAvn of Cariboo days will  awaken from its long lethargy and take  its place in modern progress.  MISSION GIH -NEWS ITEMS  Chief Constable Clarkson reports bus-,  iness in his line A'ery quiet during the  Christmas festivities, there being only  one case, of drunkenness on tho blotter,  and 'that was an Indian from across  the river. This speaks well for the way  kiAv and order are maintained in Mission  City.  -   (From Frnser Valley Record)  A meeting of the Members of the  Bums Club was held in the Council  Chamber on Monday evening, the 22nd  inst., to decide how best to celebrate  tho anniversary of the poet's birthday.  On account of several other attraction that evening there was only a small  attendance and nothing-was decided but  that another meeting be called for  January 2nd, 1914, when it. is hoped  more members will attend and that  others in sympathy with the club Avill  enroll as members and ensure a participation in a real good Robbie's night.  For Ribbie loved a high good time  Where wit and joy abounded,  To crack wi friends, to rant in rhyme  But cankering care be drownded.  On Saturday, December 27, at Christ  Church, by the Rev.- 'C. C. Owen,  Eugenie, only daughter of George Fox,  of "London, England, Avas married to  Mr. Henry George ��������� Cayley, third son  of the Kev. R. A. Cayley, of Stowell  Rectory,   Sherborne,  England. ���������  The bride was given away by her brothers Mr. G. O. M. Fox and- Mr. B. H.  Fox acted as best man.  A few.intimate friends were entertained  at the Hotel Vancouver and later the newly married couple left for a trip to Seattle.  Miss Fox is a sister .of the Fox Bros.,  of the Kootenay Jam Co., and Avell  known in society circles in Mission  City.  Nothing more nas been heard of the  disappearance of Mr. D. McCaskill, and  it is generally conceded-that the Fraser  I river has claimed another victim.  WAS spending n, week in Quince  Ilitrbor nt tin.' hospitable homo  of Ciiptu'li) Marimbas Pish ami  bis wife, who was Maria Weeks,  n few moiithsiigo. We were nearly  through one ol Marin's excellent dinners when CaptalinBHarnabas ' leaned  bach hi his chair ami addressed bis  wife. -      \  "Any 'aftorcli'ip, Marin?" be asked  genially, for that was bis term for dessert in any form.  "Apple pie," returned Marin as she  .bustled out Willi lhe dishes.  "That's good, biit I thought I smelted  mince pie this . morning," hinted 'the'  captain.  "'Twnsii't any of ury-making.   Lucy's  been  making pie nil  the  morning.    1  stnelled  ���������(���������in.  too.    She bad -too  much  i. clove- in 'cin."    Mnrin bad served her  owu flaky pastry and now sut down./  "Good I/)ril. how do you knoAV.there  was too much clove In her pics?" Tho  captain stared at bis wife.  "1 smclled that too! Hut I would  have known anyway, for Lucy Drake  always was pari la I to .'cloves. That's  why she's so dried up. Cloves are drying to the blood "  "It's too bad she can't get Orville  Beers to eat more of them." Ho'sgroAV-  hig fatter every" day." The captain  passed his plate for a .second helping  of pie. "Wouldn't hurt him il he"dried  up siun'e���������and bio wed', away after-  war'1 * ���������      '  Captain Barnabas!" I gasped,  nsli, -I'd at the bitterness of bis  tone.   .  "Why. captain/' 1 say, too." chimed '  In Marin coldly. "I don't wonder Miss  Tellium'is surprised to bear such sentiments from a man of your years, who  was supposed to have left all wild talk  and ways in the deep seas! ,. And you  a deacon in the Hiureu.Joo!"  "Hum!", beilowcii tlie' captain ominously. "Jest because'a man leaves  the deep seas -and gets married and  settles down, so to speaU'.isitany reason be can't call" bis soul his own?  Can't he criticise a fellow being If he's  so minded?"  "He can," suiffed Maria, "but it  ain't Christian-like'so to do."  "Then." declared the captain, filling  liis beloved pipe and leading the way  to llie front piazza���������"then, if I don't  nct Christian like. I'm -a heathen because l can't hear the "sight of Lucy  Drake's husband!"  Maria's lips snapped together ominously. Her dark eyes flashed ��������� dangerously. From previous symptoms I  bad observed in this newly married  couple I knew that Maria was jealous.  Her next door neighbor was Lucy  Drake, who" had married Orville Beers  on the same day that Captain Fisb bad  led Maria .to the altar.' Indeed, there  Avas still some feeling in the matter of  the weddings, for it seemed that Lucy,  was to be Maria's bridesmaid and Or  viile was to be the best man, but they  bad slipped away to the church a half  hour before the time set for the captain's wedding, and, taking advantage  of the assembled guests and the decorated church, they had been married  by the bewildered minister and Avere  out in tiie vestry ready to greet Maria  and her prospective husband when they  arrived. '  Thp Beerses bad come to live in Lucy's  cottage, next door to Maria's, arid Or-  viiie was gaining a livelihood in the  same manner as Captain Fish���������he "followed the bay," as they called it���������that  Is. he fished and clammed and dredged  for oysters, set eel pots and lobster  pots and by peddling his finny.spoils  here and there was enabled to set a  bountiful table as well as to cut into  Captain Fish's particular line of trade.  "It's too bad you didn't show preference for Lucy before you was married," murmured Maria In a tone intended for the captain's ear alone, but  I board it.  "It ain't Lucy that bothers me; it's  Orville." explained the captain hastily.  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ' ring up  ��������� ��������� CURRIE & McKENZIE    '  - 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  '   nWDHMMRHnMBaMHNBBMlaHMM    r*  ' i i i      '        *��������� ������  List your farms, acreage or houses for sale with us  Insurance that Insures  For terms and particulars  C  c^auum  A%  "Avdins  tie cuttin' into my business  for, eh?" .-".".. ���������'  "Why indeed?" E echoed. arid'Maria  sat  down   on   the top step ��������� and" took  some knitting from her apron. poo^et.V  "Why don't he stifle to his farm over  to the Wells?    I."don't raise pointers-  find run competition to him!" argued  the captain angrily.  "Of course not!" E soothed.  "He can't raise potatoes In April."  put in Maria.  "He can plant 'em, Maria, and you  know it." retorted the captain.    "Why  ain't "he doin' it Instead of goin' fisb-  Jn' and eatin' mince pies?".  "Orville don't eat them pies, Barnabas," said Maria, mildly.  ���������  "Who does, then? Seems as if I  smell minee pies there every day, an'  I know I've seen him a-eatin* 'em down  the bay."  "Lucy told me about 3t She's putting 'em away in cold storage against  next winter. She read something about  It and she says it's a gceat success."  ,"Cold storage?" hooted the captain  "Where's the cold storage plant, eh?".  "You know there *was an old icehouse on the Drake placed Barnabas?  Mobbe it was white you was at sea  that Lucy's pa was in the ioe business.  Well, Orville's tinkerejQ It up and made  it tight, and. "when "Willow pond wis  froze over he ha<������ the Icehouse fined  to the brim, Orville always was n  good business man;"  ' "And where was l-all this* time?"  asked Captain Barna!jb)is with -a bewildered glance at me.  "You? Why, you was-, down to-^New  York testifying in that), salvage case.  There was a schooner j&roke from her.  mooring and sunk'out'here in a Woav  last winter. Captain saw it happen.  While he was away theire came a heavy  cold wave. Ice "was. twelve inches  thick on Willow pond, so Orville stored  ice while the freeze,' lasted instid of  making bay -while the sun shines,"  laughed Maria.  * "And" you really ^moan that Lucy  Drake's cold storaj:ln* ' mince pies  against next winterV demanded the  captain incredulously.  "Yes; so she says. ,,She showed me  a batch yesterday. TJiere was seven  of 'em.    She> has to ppt injin extra  allowance oi Dranay so"s tneyir Keep.'  She pours melted parafeen all over the-  crust and everything to seal it tight.;  Then next fall when she takes 'em out  all she's got to do is to lift off the  parafeen cover and there's her pies.'  Of course it's oDly one of Orville's experiments. I guess it come about be-;  cause be had a dreadful fit of indiges-'  ^tion, and Lucy shut down on" pies.)  Said he couldn't have another one till .  next winter.' Well, I guess them dish-,  es won't wait any longer. I'll leave  you and Miss Telbam to talk scandal/  captain." . i  "Something's the matter, Captain  Barnabas," I hinted. "What was. that  you meant about seeing Orville Beera  eating mince pies?"  "I did see him���������seen him every day,"  stoutly asserted the captain. "You see,  he's sort of cuttin' into my Qshin' business, and I've made it my duty to keep  a watch on him and his doings and  keep count of how many fishes he  ketches and so. forth. So the other  day I got out my spyglass and looked  at Orville. He was way down the bay  in his boat, and I declare if he wasn't  eatin' a pie���������a hull pie! Yes ma'am,  Miss Telham. He took it from outer  a bag, took something off the top and  flung it overboard, and then he jest  waded right into that mince pie."  "How did you know it was mince?"  I queried with Quince Harbor inquisi*  tiveness.  "I smelled the cloves!" and the captain winked a blue eye at me.  When we had, enjoyed a little laugb  at his witticism the paptain leaned  over and whispered, "I've got evidence  of a deep laid scheme on Orville's partL  come down to the boathouse an' I'lr  show you."  I followed him willingly down the  front walk and across the road to the  boathouse on the beach." He opened  the door, and from within he brought  a clam basket in which was something hard and white and brittle and  round.  "What la It?" I asked.  (Continued next Weekf)  Burt iJ*"\>'i VT.i"*iL-.- t^.ufljaM. .A*. ������������������  .���������.���������kjfciflWff.'-'tK1., ,.������^*.������*^.i^������1MtW������^������rtHII������������W������**���������������w������lrt������-������������l*l>J������*W VWtfeimlAWHAtViaAltAUiM *���������* W*AS|TK*A iM tft.JW������1t *V^D JMufS^ill IU 'J  WtJtfJ'b tt'���������*A -i  Ji nti_ *i M*Mr-W*(i.iwfc rf k������.  ** ***4 tilt *A������44.ft MlkjMT ���������  I"  I !  p  \j  U  It      f  if  I" r  l-'V  ��������� i  I   i'  - v  I"  I'   ���������  i  ><  -' >  i  \..t  i-  \<  m  w  /  1*  V  ;*  >  'jrMfe 'abbotsford post   !AU$crmm.b, k 6.  ii  en s  eckwear  Each Tie packed in Fancy Box,  Price 50c:, 75c. $1 and $1.25"  Men's Silk Nit Mufflers, 35c. 50c. and $1.00  A nice assortment of Felt Slippers,  all sizes, for . Men,- Women  and Children at the  lowest prices  ���������        \m><  Essendane Avenue  Abbotsfsrd. B. C.  ������gsa  BMBm"MWftia.L<f.WIMiUUiiuiiiLy  ABBOTSFORD, B.C  -      '*f      Oi ( t t l  '   Strictly ' first-class in every, 'respect.    The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,,$1.50  TO J2.00: PER   DAY'  PROPRIETORS  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  0083  i  BUTCHER  X.-.  Pork, Mutton, Jfeef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  BMffifrBJfflgra"^^  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  ��������� ,   - of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  - Write the. secretary regarding manufacturing site's  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  ttlthe district, and industries already established. in  ^.fwtM**.*.****!)"*"*"*..  ������������������������������o������������������*i������������tH3  By MARY ROBERTS  CHILLIWACK  PIONEER  DIES.  Mr. George Randall Asliwell, ono of  the oldest of the pioneer'merchants'of  the Province, died at his residence,  Chilliwack, Friday morning at the age  of 82 years.. He was born in Bedfordshire, Eng., and emigrated to Toronto,  Out. In '186.1 he moved to Now Westminster and entered into partnership''  with Thos. Cunningham, in the hard-  ' w������re business. ���������'In'J871 lie--moved to  this valley and founded what is now'  known as Asliwell-s Departmental Store;  owned by Ashwell & Son. He leaves a  widow, two sons, J". H. and George..*���������**.���������  latter the partner and manager  business, and a' daughter, M'~ > J? .   .f  ah���������     ��������������� v" -   -is. JNaboth  Allen, of Vancouver;  .-' KERK-The $eath occurred 0I1;Tues.  day evening: 0f Clarinda Stevenson, wife  of John Kerr, B.<C. E. R. agent at  Chilliwack, at the homo 'of her per-'  ont8,(Mr. and Mrs. Robert. Stevenson,"  ot bardis, following an illnr-ss 0f four  ���������months; Deceased was 35.' years 0Jd.  bhe was married in July Wt.  Copyright.   IOIO. by [Bobfaii-Mo*>  rill Co.  ShO got uuuugu. 1x10 Blue eiuruuce, w������  never knew. . Ho had burned the papers before she got there, and when  eho tried to kill him he had struck her  hand aside.  At noon that day, I telephoned to  Margery. ���������  "Como up," I Bald, '/and bring the  keys to the Monmouth: avenue house.  I have some things to, tell you and���������  some things to ask you."  I met her at the station with" Lady,  Gray and ttie^trap. My plans for that  afternoon were comprehensive. They,  Included what I hoped to be the solution of tho Aunt Jane mystery. Also  they included a little drive through tho  park and. a���������well, ������ small tell about  that all I am going to te)U at the propeff  time.  To play propriety, Edith met us aflt  the house. It was atfll closed, and  even in the short time! t3iat had elapsed It smelled close and musty.  At the door into the drawing room I  stopped them.   ~ ,  "Now, this is going ita be a sort of  game," I explained. "It's a sort of  button, button, who's got' the button,  without the button. We are looking  for a. drawer, receptacle! - or - closet,  which shall contain, bunched'together,  and without regard to whether they  should be there or not, a small revolver, two military brushes and a. clothes  brush, two or. three soft frosoined  shirts, perhaps a half dozen cellars,  and a suit of underwear. Also a s.*mall  flat package about eights Inches lo'og  and three wide/'  "What in the world are! you talking  .about?" Edith, asked.,  "I am not talking,, I am theorizing,",  I explained.  I think Margery caught my idea at  once, and as Edith was mady for anything, we commenced the search..Edith  took the top fjoor. being;1 accustomed,  she said, to finding unexpected things  in the servants'. quart ers: Margery,  took the lower Goo?, an 8, for certain  reasons, I took the secon ii.  For ten minutes there was no result.  At the end of that time I had finished  two rooms and, comm<raced on tat*  blue boudoir. And here; on the top  shelf of a three corneredi Empire cupboard, with glass doors, and spindle  legs, I found what I was .looking for.  Every article was there. I stuffed a  small package into my pocket and called the two girls. ,  "The lost is found,'* 1 stated calmly,  when we were *)\ together in tho  library.  "When did -you iose anything?"  Edith demand'ed. "Do you.mean to  say, Jack Krl0x. that you brought us  here to heir, you find a suit of gaudy  pajamas and a pair of military  brusheslr>  "I br<jUght you  here to1 find Aunt  ,Jane/-*  I said soberly, taklnjr a letter  and'the flat package out of,my pocket.  'You see, my theory worked out Here  la* Aunt Jaue. and there is th������*> money  .Srom the Russia leather basr." *  I laid the packet in Margery's lap  and .without ceremony opened Hbe. letter,   it began:  My .Dearest NIece-I arn writing ".to you  because I cannot think T"vhat t0 8ay'to Sister "Utitia.. I am runr'.ing away! X-em-  i-unning-away! My dear. If scares-ma  even to write it all aione In this empty  house. I have had r t cup 0f tea oirt of one  of your lovely cur .s and a nap c'-n your  pretty couch, antf just ag SOOIj a 8 it Is  oark .1 am. goliy , to take" tho train for  tfoston. Whfea'you get this r wQJ be on  the��������� qcep;u_t}ie 1 ocean, my dear.-, that I  n*Y-*: read'abou t and dreamed about and  ^'jVer seen!      '  I am going'"b j realize a dream 0/ 3"ort v  years���������more" t"b/an   twice as  iong1 a.s yo������ V  havo lived.  . Your dear mother /saw ifu  continent beiforeshe died, but t'ioe' things,  I have wan ted have always heebi! denipdi  me.   I have .been of those that rave eyes  to see and .leenot.   So���������1 have ran away.  I am going to London and Paris a nd evun  to  Italy  If jthe money your' fntlier gnve  me for thffti pearjs will  hold  out    For a  year now S'have", been getting steamship  circulars,  and.1 ha^e taken, a little Frericli  through  eA-'coTrespondence school-    That  was why X'iatways made you sing PY'encli'  songs, dearie.,  t- wanted to learn tho nc-  cent.   I thlt.lc 1 should do very well if I  could   only i sing  jny   French   instead   of  speaking it.!  I am afra4 d that.Sister Letitla 'dipcoy.  ered that I h ad talcen some of the peails;  but  half  of \ them   were  mine,   from   our  ������������������mi iii't     npfi   ".<;'iiiii- :i   1   ���������,.,,   ��������� ���������   , ..,,    j  ���������'     'i '���������'   til'   fii   1.If    I   ii.-u-i.   ii,-v i"   ii-Mi  '    1       r.i'.iir;   in   Duy   mi' ii   iui   m.-K'.-.l  1 ������������������ 'ii'ii'i   1r.1l flu:"ich ;iml i>icii\  Klines  I'i- I- "ll'll     MM I     '!     SV.-itrll .V'Wf."'! v       l  ,\>- M-Jiimi 11 Mviiiii ror ihln.\  .vfiirs  1   ������������������n|i|Hi.-f. I.i'tlt.'.'i   will   hcvi'i-   wurii   mt*  .:���������������!< ri!r)in|is I sh-.ill not want in conn-  1 tiiod to write to her when I was lenvin;;.  out I had cut my hum) In the utile, wheie  I had hidden a way my clot lies, 11 ml ii  bled on the paper.. I have been worried  since for fear your Aunt Letitla would  llnd the paper in the basket and be alarmed at the stains. 1 wanted (0 leave things  In order-please tell Letitia-but 1 was sc  nervous and In such a hurry! 1 walked  three miles to Wynton and took a street  car. I Just made up my mind I was go-'  Ing to do It 1 am sixty-five,' and it is  time I havo a chance to do tho things t  like.  I camo In on tho car and came directly  - hero. , I got in with the second key oil  your key,ring. Did you miss It7 And I  did tho strangest thing at Bell wood I  got down tho stairs very quietly and out  on to' tho porch. I sot down my empty  traveling bag���������I was going to buy everything new In tho city���������to closo tho door  behind me. Then 1 was Buro I heard some  ono at the side of tho house, and I picked  it up and ran down tho path in the dark.  You can imagine my surprise, when I  opened tho bag this morning to find 1 had  picked up Harry's! I am emptying U and  taking it with me, for he has mine. ���������  If you find this right away, please don't  tell Sister Letitla for a day or two. you  know how firm your Aunt Letitla' is. J  shall send her a present from Boston to  pacify her, and perhaps when 1 oome  back in three or four months she will be  over the worst..  I am not quite comfortable about your  father, Margery. He is not like himself.  The last  time 1  saw  blm  he aave mo a  Utile piece of paper with a number on It,  and he said they followed him everywhere  and were driving him crazy. Try to have  him see a doctor. And I left a bottle of  "complexion cream in the little closet over  my mantel, where I had hidden my hat  and shoes that I wore. Please destroy it  before your Aunt Letitla sees it  Goodby, my dear nlecel I suppose I am  growing frivolous In my old-age, but I  am going to have silk linings in my  clothes before I die.  '    YOUR LOVING AUNT JANE.  When Margery stopped reading there  was an amazed silence. Then we all  three burst into relieved, uncontrolled  mirth. The dear, little old lady, with  her new'independence and her sixty-  five-year-old, romantic, starved heart!  Then we opened the packet, which  was a sadder business, for it had represented Allan Fleming's last clutch at  his waning-public credit.  Edith ran to the telephone with the  news for Fred, and for the erst time  that, day. Margery and I were alone.  Sue was standing with one hand on  the library table. In tho ntuw she held  Aunt Jane s u-rcer, nair tremulous,  wholly tender. I put my hand over  hers on the table. - '  '.'Margery!1'-1 said. ' She did not stir.  . "Margery, I want my answer, dear.  f*\'ove you���������love you. It Isn't possible  to" jell you how much. There isn't  enougii time in all existence to tell you.  iTou are mine, Margery���������mine. You  can't get away from that"  She'turned very slowly and looked at  me'with her level eyes. "Yours!" she  replied softly, and I took her in my  arms.  Edith was still at the telephone.  "1   don't   know,"   she   was   saying.  "Just wait until 1 see."  ���������"Margory, 1 want my 0nt������Wor^ dear;"  /, t !������������������!��������������������������� i-.-inif toward tne door Mar*  tec;'.'.' *.;i injifd.  but I held  ber tight.  liif   iiuimvuy   Edith  stopped   and  .--.., -d. iln-ii sue went swiftly back to  v.: - 'ujeplioni*.'-  -������������������.Yfj*. dear," she said sweetly. "They  re thin.minute."  THE, END.  ...   ~l< ''i' ���������  ���������.!���������������  NEW.  BOAT  SERVICE  FOR  RIVER  Tlie ''^ew  boat ;8crvi> ce  within;    ten  Westminstcr-Clullnvack  is   to   ho'  resumed   and  days    the    stern wheeler  Skcona will be making tlie river trip  in command of On pi. (J. K. Seymour.  Henry llugganl, of New .Westminster,  and a holder of much properly in the  Fraser Vullo.v, i.s (u maunge the busi-  ���������nesH end of tlie venture.     '  Though this move may not have rc:  suited- from tlie agitation by Boards of  Trade along tlie river, certainly it comes  at a time when residents of the valley  are asking strenuously for tlie resumption of the run of tlie Heaver, and  latterly .the 1'ayslreak.' Chilliwack  Board of Trade made the first tangible  effort and received undorsation from the  Westminster Board.  , The Skeciia is almost a new boat and '  was built hut five years ago. She is a  sternwheeler, burns oil, .is about 135  feet long, Avith a 25-foot beam. . Her  speed is first rule, and she can easily  carry 200 passengers. She was first  run on the Skeena river and lately  opera led in Burrard Inlet, running to  .Indian   river.  Tho new- boat will sail from New-  Westminster pu M'oiulnys, Wednesdays  and Fridays, returning from Chilliwack  on Tuesdays/ Thursdays and Saturdays,  and lying hero over Sunday. On the  vun she will v.:all at all points along  the Fraser and her owners hope to -  handle much freight from all parts of  lhe valley.  . ^Captain Seymour, who is to be master  ���������of the Skeena,, has hud 25 years' experience in the river and. it is worth  uotiug that ho. and his partner, Mr.  Haggard, both understanding conditions'  in the valley, have sufficient confidence  in it to enter their boat in competition  with ..the electric line. Of Captain  Seymour's efficiency there is no question. He commanded the Beaver for  a. long time, and is-highly valued by  the C. P. R., on whose boats he had  been.' ,   . ���������  IS  HIGHLY APPRECIATED  (From   the Huntingdon  Star) '  .The public meeting stated in the last  issue of the Star did not come off until-  Monday evening hist, when a number of-  the citizens met in the immigration offices and discussed public matters, matters of import to the community.    Mr.  Mike Murphy was chairman, enough to  guarantee  that   tlie  meeting  would be  guided along the path  that  makes for  the   best   interest   of   Huntingdon  and  community.    Mr. W.  It. Miller was the  secretary.     The   next   meeting  will  beheld-in the immigration offices on the  5th January, 1914, when it is expected  . a much larger tuidiencc will be present.  This meeting will decide when the following meeting will be held, as it is the  intention-of the promoters of these, citizens'   meetings"to  hold  them  twice  a  month  on the first and third Monday  of, each month.   Many matters were discussed and the. following resolution was  passed   and   endorsed   by  the  meeting:  "We, present at this meeting, have decided that a vote of thanks be tendered  ���������Mr. S. A.  Cawley as a small token or*  our appreciation of his efforts in our behalf in placing before the public-works  department our needs and procuring for  us"the appropriation that has been expended to such good advantage on the  roads  throughout  Huntingdon  and  Sumas   municipalitj'.    We  also  desire to.  express  our  appreciation   of   the  work  of the government road superintendent,  Mr. A. A.  Cruikshank, whom we' feel  has done this work carefully and judi- ,-  ciously,  and to  the  entire  satisfaction  of the large majority of the people of  this district."  'WEBSTER'S  THE    MERRIAM   WCBSTER  The Only New unabridged dictionary in many years.  Contains the piih and essence  of an authoritative library.  Covers every field of knowledge. An Encyclopedia in a  .single book.  The ~0nly Dictionary with the  New Divided Page.  400,000 "TSTorcla. 27CO Pages.  6000 Illustrations. Cost nearly  half a million eloll ars?  Let us tell you about this most  remarkable single volume.  "Write for sample  paces, full particulars, etc.  "Name this  paper and  we will  Bend free  a set of  Pocket  Maps  .&C.MerriamCo^  Springfield, "MasB.j vrfE ABBOTSFORD POST ABBOTSFORD, B. U.  POSTAL LIBRARY FOR CANADA  (Cou-inucd  from Pago One)  maintain. Best results are had by reading at homo or in private. The Postal  Iiibray scheme does, not include public  rending rooms.' Instead , the delivery  and-collection of books through the mail  extends the library to every home,  school, office, and individual. "Ooing  to the,library" will hereafter be out of  date as the Postal Library will come to  you.  Q. Would  not the cost  of providing  the Postal  Library be prohibitive?  any number of books desired, provided  of course, his guarantee was sufficient.  Q. Would not the expense of suuli service be excessive?  ,���������A. The postal service is the best example of efficiency and economy found  in civilized countries. 'The low cost of  the clerical work- and of the transportation, collection and distribution by  the,Post Office has been a continuous  astoishmont. The Postal Library will  operate by mail. There will be no waste  of time in conversation. The' books  will go and come along with letters, papers and parcels and the expense of tlie  additional service will-be light.  Q. What   fees  are   contemplated   for  tho use of books?  GIVEN TICKET BACK HOME  A. Let us assume that one book pei , ..  capita with proper means of circulation]    A.,The enterprise should be launched  would lie an adequate library for all the   on   a  self-supporting  basis,     ft  is  be-  .The following- .were those who  contributed towards .purchasing  transportation , . east, for Howard  Valentine:  J. J. Sparrow,      $5.00   '  Dave Copping,   ';.5.00,  Sid Saunders,       -2.00."  Abbotsford Hotel, 2.50   ,  M. W. Copeland.-l'.OO  ,  E. Barrett,     ,-   \    50  B. J. Gernaey,"    1.00.  J-. K. McMenemy, ^40  T. C- Coogan, SO   '  people. Again let us assume that for an  average of $1.00 per volume a suitable  collection of books can be purchased by  the Government. This is a larger supply and a higher cost than for any public library now in existence in Canada.  The amount therefore required to purchase all the books for the Postal Library would be less than $.10,000,000  That is a comparatively small appropriation for the Government. The Parliament at' its last session provided  $1.0,000,000 to assist the provinces in  Veterinary Education. The improvement of a single harbour often costs a  larger amount, while a modern battleship is estimated to cost around $15,-  000,000.00.  Q. Where would this large supply of  books be kept?  A. The Postal Library will operate  with every Post Oflice in the country  as a branch.' The books would be distributed over the Dominion according  to the population. A Post Office seizing 200 people would have a library of  200 books,and an office serving 10,000  people would have a library of 10,000  books, and so on. Toronto would have  a library of say 400,000 volumes, Winnipeg 150,000 volumes, Halifax 46,000 volumes', Vancouver 100,000 volume's, St.  John 42,000 Lethbridge 15,000, Dawson  City 9,000 and so on.  The libiaries in the larger cities  be quite'complete in themselves. The  Postmaster in a smaller office would  draw on a neighbouring larger office for  any book desired and winch his library  did not coutaiu. Thus the most remote  frontiersman in Canada would have the  . same unlimited reading privileges as,  those enjoyed by the wealthiest .resi-'  dent of tho metropolis.  Q. Would there not be a large expense for library buildings and equipment?  A. With the public reading room  eliminated it is believed that a large  percentage of the present post offices  could house the Postal Library without  requiring- additional room. Some additions would no doubt be required.  There will also be an expense for stacks,  printed forms, records, etc. Let us assume 50c. per volume as a sufficient  amount to cover all this,expense. Probably less than $5,000,000 would be required for these purposes.  Q. Is there not danger of great loss  by non-reutrn of books and by damage  while in the hands of the people?  Ai There will be the usual wear and  tear which must be provided for. Ordinary libraries require security before  lending books. The Postal Library  "would'do the same. Each book would  have a certain list value. Those desiring' to borrow books from the Postal  Library would first secure and file a  guarantee up to a certain amount by  some ratepayer, securing the safe return* of books and payment of fees.  This guarantee will protect tho library  against losses. Again since the people  own the Post Office they have pride in  its success and are interested in its security.  Q. In what manner will books be secured  from  the  Postal Library?  A. The method should be very simple.  When a book is desired a postal card  form .prepared for that purpose would  be filled up, stamped to the amount of  the required fee and dropped in the  mail just the same as any other mail  matter. In due time the book would be  delivered in the same manner as other  mail. The return of a book would be  as simply done.    A person might draw'  lioved a fee of 2c. would be sufficient  . for the use of ��������� a hook for seveu days,  j A charge of 5c. per day might be made  for overtime to encourage prompt re-,  turn of books. The fees could be paid  by attaching ordinary stamps.  Q. Need the Postal Library bo confined to the circulation of books?  A. No. Lantern slides, moving picture films, music^'records, and other appropriate devices for amusement and  instruction may be included and thereby provide pleasant occasions for homes  churches, .societies, schools, lodges and  the like. Such service would.add greatly to the enjoyment of life in rural  communities   and  on   the  frontier.  Again the Postal Library, will elevate  the profesion of librarian,to importance.  There is a rapidly 'increasing domand  for'expert library, service. Legislators,  editors, teachers, professional people,  public officials, more and more are requiring the -assistance in^ library , research. The Postal Library might provide,-this service for a fee of say 50c.  per hour for the time of the librarian.  Such expert service could probably be  provided in all the principal centres  and be made available to all the people.  JOSEPH  P.   TRACY7.  Lethbridge,  Alberta, .  December  20, 1013.  D. McKcnzie,  F. C. Currie,  Thos. Williams,  Albert Lee,  S,. A. Morley,  S. Brooke,  D. Campbell,  T. Sanderson,  D. C. .Blair,  W.'Yenney,  B = ,-  Mr. P. P. McCalium, of Coughlin,  spent several days in Abbotsford visiting friends this week.  Kev. W. M. JReid of Mt. Lehman will  exchange with Mr: Campbell on Sunday  January 11th.  Rev. C.-McDia'rmid will assist Mr.  Campbell with special meetings beginning on' Monday evening the 12th.  MARRIED.���������At St. Matthews' Church,  Abbotsford, on Monday, December 29,  by the Rev. C. F. Yates, Vicar, Reginald James Bullock and Gladys Wini-  " fred Mundy, both .formerly of Wiltshire, England, but now of Clayburn,  '    B. C. ,  1.00   "  1.00  1.00.  ���������r.oo "  2.00  50  50   .  :1.00   -  :1.00r-  .25  . ��������� 50  ' '   50  '���������' so-  so  25  ���������"i.oo  50  '1.00  '    1.00  ���������   1.00  ���������   50  50  25  50  ''   1.00  50  50 o"  50  50  50  50  50'  .. -5.00  - 59.'  25!  .25 >  2,00 "  "   25  1.00  MAKE YOUR HOME  A PRESENT  of a balh-Uib; see lo ii that bath-room has  the proper fittings, and'that the plumbing  is in good order. Our tubs and. bathroom fittings are thoroughly up lo date,  and our plumbing work never fails .to satisfy the man mout ha'rd to please, When  you want plnmhing done, we can save  you motiey  ������t-is  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bltljr  Abbotsford  FRESH OYSTERS  Fresh Eastern Oysters for sale by the pint   I  or in bulk. ,  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  C. J, Winqucst,  C. W. Fraser. '  F. Abrahamson,  C. Loi,  F. Swanson,  P.   McCullocH;  G. d. Clark,  F. H. Randolph,  Geo. Bernau,.  M. M. Cracken,  Lim Sam,  J. E. Vanetta,  Wm. Taylor,  B. B. Smith,  J.  Downs,  A. C. Salt,  ���������J. A.McG.,  Peter Rogers,  ATRucker,  H. Alunson,  W. Rogers,  J. G. Copping,  R. -Thornton,  G. Calbick,  ���������T. M.- Telbutt,  j.' Higginson;  C. Harrop,  A. Johuson  Constable   Saunders  had   charge  of th'e subscription list.  E. O. Brandage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work  in  Painting,  Paperhanging and Decorating give us a .call.  Practical work at practical prices  -  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  SWIFTS'  FERTILIZER  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford    v        c  pastor���������Rev. J. L.  Cam bell, Ii.  A'., B. D.  Services���������Sunday school > 10   a.m. ���������  Public'.Warship 11 a. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public Worship 7.30 p. m.  Choir Practice, Friday 8 p. in. <  Meeting  far  Bible    Study    and  Prayer Wednesday 8 p.m.  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2.15 p. m.  Public Worship 3.30 p.' m.  So J   Bates   for   Shooting   Notices.  The   market  Abbotsford Feed Store  j-  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  ' The regular monthly meeting of  the Abbotsford Board of Trade will  be held on Monday evening.  The   International   Brokerage. 'Company  are   about  to     open    permanent  quarters in Huntingdon.   Sometime ago  an  office was opened with Miss Short- ! 1  reed as manager, but the office has prac-   ~  tically been closed for some time owing  to  business  being  slow, but  with  the  opening of the New Year and the apparent   bright   business   prospects . the  oflice will be opened again.  giiiiHiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiifliijii^  15  J. K. MCMENEMY  Horseshoer and General  Blacksmith  At the recent annual meeting of the  Matsqui Agricultural Asoeiation Mr. R.  Beaton was appointed president. Four  new directors  were appointed.  Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Bates, of Harrington, P.Q., are the guests of Mr. Bates'  brothers in these parts ��������� Mr. S. J.  Bates, of the Customs Department, Sumas Prairie, and M'essrs. Alex, and Wm.  Bates, of Matsqui Prairie. Mr. Bates  owns and operates several creameries in  that Eastern province^'  atsqui   Hotel j  MISSION   CITY. B.<  M.-MacDonald.   H. 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  THE MERRIAM WEBSTER H  i Every day in your talk and reading, at g  ������ home, on the-strect car, in the office, shop %  i and school you likely Question, tlie mean- g  s ing of some new word. A iriena ash.s. g  I "What makes mortar harden?'1���������You seek 5  ���������*������ the location o f Loch Katrinept the pronun- g  % ciation of jujutsu. What is uhite cooff s  g This New Creation answers all. kinds or g  g questions in LaneuaRe'.History.Biograpriy.   s  1 Fiction, Foreign Words, Trades, Arts and  g  ������ Sciences, with anal authority. -"* *"- -  s     400,000 Words.  s     6000 Illustrations.  g     Cost $400,000.  ������f    2700 Pagoo.  H The only dictionary with  5 the new divided page,���������char  = acterized as "A Stroke of  s Genius."                ^^  | Endia Paper Edition: **-'���������  *= On thin, opaque, strong,  = India paper. What a satis-  ������������ faction to own tlie Merriam  *= Webster In a form so light  s and so convenient to use!  ,s One half the thickness and  I i weight of Regular Edition.  ' 1 Regular Edition:  ������ Oh strong book paper. Wt  g liMlbs. Size li% x ������i *  g 6 Inches.  f=   Wrlto for rpoclman pages,  g  Ulnjtratlono, eto.  ���������H   Mention tola  =������  publication  2 andrecolva  S   l-REEaeoft  2  of pocket  S  xnapi.  I    G.SC.  I  BSERR1AM  | Springfield, Moss?  Ill  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  >airs  First-class Carriage Painter in Connection  ELECTRIC   APPLIANCE   SALESROOM  AND EXHIBIT AT ABBOTSFORD  For the convenience of. its patrons residing in the central sec-  i ur liic v,v, Flectric   has  opened a-  tion of the South Fraser Valley the   B. C. Llectnc P  ,   ,���������    i     ���������rvoipri-t-irn1 aoohances at  AbDotsraia, au  salesroom and display of electrical appnan  joining the B. C. Electric station. Wi^ins   a  J       The   salesroom  will   be in charge of Mr. F   C. ^.W"V*  ���������        t,u   t ;crm ind Power Department, who will also  representative of the Light and Fow?������*  -   >3 H ht  and power  deal with questions pertaining to *e. Cempany o   g  lines throughout the central section of the valley.     ^  ^s������:=^^ biock and at  BIOELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY  m

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