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ABBOTSFORD, B. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY, 19, 1912
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RESOLVED! THAT IF You WILL JU5T
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Cotton, regular 15c. a yard, selling now 10c.
Flannellette        ���     12 l-2c. ���        ,,       ,,   8c.
Misses' Underwear,   regular $1.74, now $1.00 each
DressShirts ,    ���     $1,25,   ���  75c.      -
Liberal Discount for all other Goods in Store.
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MATSQUI1 COUNCIL.
The council .'hold their last, miffing on Monday last, the* reeve and
Councillors Aish and Lundeberg being present,'and'(he clerk, Mr. Gibson. ���    \'- ��� t
The elerK read'the, result of the
election,  as   follows,
Reeve---\"Vtu.' Merryfield.
Councillors; Ward P.���Thomas W
Roberts.     '    ' '���   .
Ward II,���Thomas H. Lehman.     -
Ward in'.���Wm.' J. Ware.'
Ward IV'.-Chas.' O^Donel Bell.
The following appointments were
made by tht new council ;
James  Gi'.bspn,   Clerk,   Collector
nnd   Treasurer..,,.
Municipal Solicitors���Wade Wheal
ler. McQuarrie  and  Martin.
Medical Health Officer���Dr. Swift
Police Magistrate���E.'W. King.
Cemetery Commissioners��� E. W
King, C.-Knudson- and J. A. Jacob-
ison.   '   '���'-��� ��� _ ''   \'
Co-hsstables���Wm. Elliott and   C.
.'������������lvnan.       ���      '��;
Auditor-H. J. A. -Burnett.
The ((following, icomnvunicaijona
U'pth' read ;
From H. O.'.Ki.n'g, being >his an-
.nn'al   rebort    Piled.
Prom H. J. ~A.. Burnett, auditor,
containing valuable ...suggestions.
'tPrqm' C. Poignant: a��d 101- others
being 'a petition against- the grari't
ing of a liquor licence, afc Matsqui
Filed. .   .       ���������'.���.���.
From; IT. T. Thrift ire     proposed
tramway-through the southern part
of municipality, otating that their"
surveyors deemed it expedient to
'use' certain section lines 'as right-of
way also 'asking assistance, by way
of exemption from taxation for   a
period of ten  years  and  in Other
ways.   The- council objected to the
use of any road as  right-d7-,way
and would grant ne       exemption
from' taxation, although willing to
assist the company ii\ otRer ways
.��� From J; Merryfield, Snr., re completion of the western! portion    of
Harris road.   Referred 'to Councillor Lehman
Bills amounting to $861.47. were
passed for payment.
The following new business wai
taken up
The clerk was instructed to lake
the necessary steps towards hold
ing a tax isale on\ June} 30th, procure a typewriter and advertise
for an assessor, applications to be
in by next meeting, Febraury 3rd.
The Temporary Loan By-l'iw was
successfully passed 1st, Ond, and
3rd\ readings.
Councillor Bell gave .notice lo introduce a by-law to repeal .the
Statute  Labor  By-law.
Councillor Leihman agreed to
make arrangements to riisp <se of
by F. Phillips.
The council then adjourned.
PRESBYTERIAN  ANNUAL
������> / MEETING.
 *       .'
The annual meeting of the, Presbyterian congregation  was hold' a
few days ago, the  pastor   in the
chair   The   work of the past > ear
was  reviewed  and   reports   of   a
moist   encouraging   nature ^    were
received from the .Board i.f Managers, the Sunday School and the ! h-
dies' Aid and other organizations r.[
<the'' ohiurfch., fA/ ne,w   manse   was
completed during the '.ast \ enc c&pt
ing about $1500, to tha { avraent of
thiscsome $300 was. contributed by
the Ladies' ��� Aid. ' -
��� Rev. Geo. A. Wilson, >supt of Missions was present and 'gave an address expressing Shis -'gratification
at' the success of the congregation
and encouraging them to. continue
hopeful in the work of 1912 For all
purposes the church raised during,
1811 the sum of $2,000. The Sunday'
School raised some $77 ni 1911. '
The following names were added
to the Board of Management for
1912; Messrs Hector McKenzie, A.
McCallum and Wm. Jeffs, ..making
nine in all. Mr. Alex McCallum was
chosen Superintendent of the S.S.
and Leslie Tretheway, treasurer,
and Clarence ..McCallum , secretary.
juiH^Ji brarian..rJ^^'i.>s;itV(;c -^-^v^ .''v. ���
��� 'The.i-laaies.served refreshments''���'
Mrs.. McCallum their^regret at, her
departure, and .their thanks for all
help she-had rendered in connection with the Aid. Mrs. Elliott made
the presentation of a gold brooch
as> a .slight token of the love and
esteem of the members of the 'Aid.
After the  presentation, refresh- ���
merits were served and a r pleasant.
social  time   was  .spent.   Everyone
present expressed their regret that
it was. to be the last time that.thcy
would enjoy Mrs. iMcCallum's hos- -
pitality.   The good wishes  of  every one will go with/ her to her new ;
home  in   Westminster.
The' Abbotsford Dancing C.lub
has a class every Tuesday evening and also on- Friday'.evening at
eight o'clock wharp. Every Friday
'higiht. there "ia a social hop after
the class is over in the Maple Leaf
Hall, Abbotsford, B. C. Now is;
your chance to join the class. Tim
.\icElroy, 'Instructor. ���       '   ,
Watch,  Clock  and  Jewelry  Repairs at Campbell's the Watchma-
er in Clark's Shoe Store.
THE LADIES' AID REPORT'
.The  report  of the   Presbyterian'
Ladies' Aid handed in for^reading
.on January 4th at the annualnieet
.ng of the Board of Management
made a'  splendid .showing of-what
what ano irganized Ladies' Society
r.an do.   Without making any very
special   effort   the .society      has
raised  from  January   1st,   1911   to
January 1st, 1912, the sum of $358.
The greater part of this has been
handed over to the Manse Building
Fund, "$25 was paid for books for
the choir and congregation worship
ping at the church;
The following are the officers of
the  Society;.
Hon.-Prers.w-Mrs.  Campbell.
Pres.���Mrs." Elliott.
v ''je-Pros.-MrS;   Fraser..
Sec.���Mrs. Stinson '   '
Treaa.��� Mrs.  Parton.
All the above named ladiesi wish
to thank all in the city and district
for   the   able   assistance  rendered
during the year, and for ��o prompt
ly responding to all calls for supplies on the occasion of the dinners
on Coronation and Fair days.The
Society meet every alternate Wednesday at the different .homes  of
the different members. All strangers coming to town will receive    a
warm, welcome.   The visiting com-
n.ltee  endeavor  to  get  in   touch
with all new comers and give them
a   personal  invitiation. ;
ABBOTSFORD. POULTRY
'    ���"'��� ASSOCIATION
, 'On Thursday morning the poultry
men of Abbotsford and district met
in the Maple Lea >fHall and-formed
a pountry association,; without the
,asair��itarl;e of a' goVermfrneritf ye-.
preventative being present, which
speaks -well for the enterprise of
the men in this idistrict who supply/
the most excellent breakfast food
arid cooking necessity���the  egg.
The young association startB out
with a   membership of thirty  and
will no 'doubt, bg increased at .the
next  meeting. - (
'..The  following  officers were  ei-
ectted which speaks ��� well' for,- the'
new 'society..    ;���;../   '���,_.,'"* -"..l - ��� '- -���'���'
' /Hon-Presr.���J:*;R. Terry.'*K*  ';
Prea.���E.'B: 'de la Girbday;
"Vice'-Pre&v���John Ware. .
Sec-Treas.���J.' H. .H. Nelson.
Directors���C. R. ^Woolridgej
Wardell,iand W.' Roberts.. > - 7    -
^Delegate to' central convention���
W. J. Winston.
One of ;the object**, .of/ "the association will be the marketing .of the
eggs and poultry, and the establish
ment of a central market. The '
local will affiliate with the B. C.
^���*sc\d't'tion.   ���
It is expected later.to ship'food
from the north-west iri conjunction
with the other ^cociaUons' being
formed thrCflrfhout.the valley.
Quarterly, meetings Avill be-held
and a   good poultry .show hi the
fall.   It.is pointed out that Langley
recently   held   a   successful   show
and birdsi from as far east as Kara
loops.   With   the   central. location
like Abbotsford and its     shipping
facilities of three railways It-    is
claimed that outsiders would 'be-in
a   much better position to show.
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A_ RELUCTANT FAREWELL
On December 28th the Presbyter
ian Ladies' Aid met at the home of
Mrs. J. W. McCalluna to bid her a
most reluctant farewell. The Ladies' Aid, is' losing one of its most
valued workers in Mrs. McCallum
an dthe isociety; felt that, it could
not lef. it go, without some token
of their appreciation of her kind-'
ne&s and hospitality.' Mrs. Parton
on, behalf o fthei Ai|d conveyed  .to
LADS WERE VERY VERY COY
The Leap Year ball given by the
ladies of^ AUbotsfor4 on Friday
evening last was a grand eiuccfls'
and attracted about 75 couples and
a very large mumber of spectators
It is estimated there Arere about
^50 people present, and an excellent   time   was  jj��ent.
After supper had been aeivjJ tho
leap year element was "introiu��-:e;l
The ladies embraced their j.rh sieges very promptly and went     a-
round with their programmes, fill-
in g-.hem up as1 rapidly, i-a they
could corner up     the     co'yvoutha
who showed decided symptoms of
a  i&tanjpede,   an^d .vanished   iin,til
some oi the braver, spirits, including "Wee Willie", returned to faco
.ihe_ music.   All went well then as
a  marriage   bell.
Excellent ,naus,ic and     executive
ability of a   superior class carried
the evenirig!& enjoyment to, a   most
enjoyable finale at an early hour.
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"Wee WillieVpoem appears naxl
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I 4-.* *il"^-��     A THE ABBOTSFORD POST,       ABBOTSFORD. B. C  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published   *very    Friday   by    i-ho    l"^i  publishing Ootr.p'"':'. ,  A weekly .Journal devoted i'-- the imai-  est������ of A6u,tsi;������rd.-und suu -THtinK His-  trict.  AdvoctlHinB Rntes niadn-kn������������.. *n application. . '      ��������� '  UfiffAL-ADVEimSINQ��������� l'i conts pei  line for flrat inHfi.--t.loi., und 8 cents a una  for all Huhscmicnt consecutive insertions.  Our siviblsoleth���������Noither lor nor agin'  "I ^���������jOU'JUUUUUO  THE  BACKWOODSMAN  FRIDAY. JANUARY 19, 1912  THE    MARKET.  Slim Friday's market at New  Westminster market may have leen  but it was sti-1 an improvement over that of last week. Men were  there in plenty, but the lady shoppers there was a considerable  dearth. The weather's mildness  presumably did not compensate  for the conditional roads and side  . walks and the, difficulty of locomotion.  There was practically no veal on  the market; but a   fair offering of  mutton and pork. Vegetables, with  the exception of a -.. few cabbages of  doubtful ap.pearance were conspic  uouu* by;their absence.   Potatoes  are ' especially,  apparently       very  Bcarce   article.  No f:s-h were offered, on the mar-  ^ket, but prices stood* the  same as  . those'of last .week.  Eggs stepped up , a notch and  sold at-'from 60.to .65c-.per dozea  Butter was a little cheaper and a  considerable quantity ..was .sold at  " 35c per lb. Last week none was sola  at less than 40c. . A large nnum-  ber of cows recently come into  ing with the result that butter is  becoming a -little less of a luxury  than rthereitofore.  There was an improvement in the  poultry market over last week.and  epme fifteen or twenty, crates    of  birds changing  hands.' There  has  been a   change in the poltry prices  generally and birds of all descriptions have levelled down to a   price  of-22c per-lb,  live  weight,  unless  they should happen to be,, birds in  tended especially for breeding pur  poses. The 'dealers have -passed- to  make  any particular  classification:  .   and offer one price all round  , A 'couple of pens:of while leg-  horns and' buff rocks were oiferett  by one.of the local poultry men at  $12 per dozen.   There did not seem  however;to be any particular- demand for them anal when the market closed he was still;_l<x>'t'ag iVr  purchaisers..--.  MY BONNIE, BONNIE BOBBY.  Oh; don't forget the 25th  Is  Robbie   Burns'B   Birthday,  Who's son^sof freedom and of Love  Has helped to' make the earth gay,  With heart st) light, which, nought  could, blight  Like Lav'rock's   song,   tomee*   the  dawn ......    (     .  His melody he poured, man  Where ever British hearts are found  His ������ongs of love and mirth may  So come and join the happy throng  Who celebrate his birthday  Though lowly born, before the morn  Of-Learning's finer call, man  Hia powers of mind and heart so  kind  Endear him to ua; all, man.  The largest hall in, Missioa shall  Resound to praise his worth aye  In concert, supper and) in, dance  .We'll''clqbrate VJutf1 birthday  The Scottish pipe you'll.'hear that  -night  Pour forth its sweetest strains, man  Till British pYide and all beside  Go dancing through your veins,man  High to the skies he soared, man  Johfi 4, 'Lamp'ard.  By Actou Seymour  O000CKX)0O00(X)COD0b00000000  how George did not want io redout  , this' jesting by angry- retort- That,  he. reflected, would make ,-o'rse his  situation. Without regard to his feelings, the whole section seemed to be  taking him as a joke. Me realized,  all of a sudden, what his new .profession of, forestry had to contend  with in the face of the grim woods'  heresy that put revenue first.  "You'll go with him, won'* you, Romeo?" jiBked the landlord.'  "He  ain't asked me to," the guide  {���������.-rumbled.  George had no authority to hire a  helper. But the need of a guide was  jressing, and Mr. Bragg's eyes wore  ���������lonest, and his legs were long, and  seemed adapted for travel through  .slash and blow-downs.  At the end of five minutes, negotiations were concluded.  ''Where shall I set your baggage?"  asked Mr. Bragg,-joggling-the'shoes:  George  took  them.  "I'm in   a  nice  position.to. strike into the woods," he  said  disconsolately.  Mr." Bragg  looked  him  over  without appearing to be impressed by this  estitution.  "You've got a good suit of clothes, a  nat, them boots, a gun, and yovr calipers. That's more'n most explorers  have.' How was-you lntendhr to take  that trunk ��������� in your pocket, or have  me wheel it on a wheelbarrer?"  "I didn't exactly know .what the  situation' was, up here," confessed  George!' "1 brought some 'hings for  comfort.  "The situation  is,"; declared  Bragg  jluntly, "'that dude hunters-r.nd that  truck can go into the.vvoods and loaf  ���������Uong with a whole ���������ocery- store a-  \aggin' 'em, if they're a mind to pay  for havin'  It toted.    But' a man that  goes into the woods on explorin' business has  got to eat  wind and  sleep  standin' up if he expects to get anywhere and* do what, he's sent to do.  A man that is'.so beholden to critter  comforts that he has'to cinch a lot'of  stuff on his back and give it a free  ride,  better paste on a pair of long  ears   to ��������� go   with   the '��������� rest, ' and   gat-  'down on all fours and call himself a  jackass and be done with It."  "Look ��������� here, my friend, I haven't  any more time to waste on lectures.  And I'm mighty tired of being played  any longer as a tenderfoot. I've hired  you to guide me. We'll start. I've  got a pair of woods boots for outfit,  anyway."  ''After the funeral, I'm your man,"  said .Mr. Bragg.  George was putting on his stout  foot-gear.    He-stopped, and glared.  "And let those men get forty-eight  hours' start? No, sir! We're out of  here in half, an hour."  "There are only two men .in the  north country that ^ould leave this  place and what's goin' on- Jiere,"  stated Bragg. "They're Lynch Smart  and Civ' Niles ��������� and they seemed to  have good reason, for skippin'. .As  for me, I don't go till it's/over."   ..  "There are others," said the forester, lacing his. shoes.  ���������  "I'd iike to see "you pick o;ie up  hereabouts," put in his .landlord, "I  reckon you don't realize, what's goln'  on, here." ...-.-  The music of a-band, came to their  ears. It was playing a decorous tune,  this time.  "I'll go alone," shouted George, but  he knew that this was the threat of  a fool.  "Good-by," said-Bragg calmly. "I'll  pass word to the crews. They'll whittle toothpicks and follow you."  "Bragg," pleaded the young man,  "this is serious business for me. No  matter about details'. But my job depends on getting in with those men.  I can't even begin my work until I  find them. They have the Instructions.  I've got to go."  VAnd you'll go ��������� but this isn't run-  nin' after a "street car. I'll take you  ��������� later. But you can't pull me nor  any other man out of this village till  Cornelius Corran's funeral is over,  not if you hitch four tote horses onto  me or them. If you think you can,  go   try."  ' Mr. Bragg lighted his pipe, and  went away to join the mob that wa3  marching to band music, ; Only the  landlord was left in the big, lonesome  office.  "If you've got a room," said George,  after meditating a little wihile, "I  think I'll go to it. I need a little  rest."  "I  thought   you;d   come. to   your  senses," ss-uul iue uuuiiace, ana led tlie  way.  .V  The  sound  of- mus'.c  woke George;.'  He,'had   been jlroammg   of  his..wedding.    He dreamed that uo was walking  down   the,'aisle   away   from     *.  altar with Mar/     The strains'of the  wedding march' followed ",thcm. Then,  he o'poned his eyes,' and  the  rapture  fad ad out of his soul.  ' The dingy   walls of  the little" bedroom  of the tavern  were aoout him.  The  church,   the   flowers, , the  happy  faces,   the   trembling   -.ouch   of   his  bride's  hand  on  his  arm  ���������  all   the  dream,flickered out.    It seemed-vary  dark  for a  moment,  though  the sun  was  glaring pitilessly   in  at  the  uncurtained   window,   and   he   realized  that   it   was   mid-afternoon.     He   lay  for   a   moment,   and   listened.     The  music of a band  had  nwakened him.  It   was  growing   Vouder.    It  was  approaching.    Only     hair    awake,    he  stumbled   to   tho   window.  It was the funeral cortege of Cornelius Corran ���������and the terms of his  will   had   bfen   carried   o-.:.  A waugan bateiui had' been slung  upon wheels, aud in it was the ornate  coffin. There were no flowers. On  head and foot of the casket* were coils  of snubbing ' warp. Six tote-team  horses drew-this outfit, and Governor  llarriss sat beside the driver, his  rusty     plug     hat     adding     funereal  dignity.  One of the bands marched close behind and droned tho tune of "Massa's  in tht Cold, Cold Ground." George  decided that Corran must have selected truit'tuno when he made his  other arrangements; it fitted the  general scheme so perfectly.  But the spectacle of the girl interested him most of nil. She was obeying She was fulfilling that dreadful  compact dutifully, resolutely. She sat  .   ���������   hnr   h'-<~   i_*^������- her   black  erect   on   nor.   u'.*, . i- ���������,-z*t-.  velvet habit ?.cairce>7 nior* .ebon than  his shining ->**- Tho blu* of her  fobe and b.*te* ^ **������M0 seem  r������jry" yam. n^ij George had never  Vehe'.d a more striking picture. But  what attracted , him . most was the  courage of the girl. He had been entertaining, his own -opinion of a-  daughter who could obey such an  outrageous command from a father.  His own eyes' pardoned her, now. He  felt that he understood,.better.  She led the" way. marshaling that,  unspeakable parade,.and yet so wholly aloof'from !t in 'poise and demeanor that her dignity did not  suffer. She was,Clare Corran, carrying out'the"wishes of a father who  had always found her loyal. And so  she passed; and "the younrrman at the  window lcolced down on her with' a  new appreciation of what such loyaltv  meant.  She glanced up as she passed. She  caught  sight  cf- h'"^.   Tt  might .have  been  something in  his  expression  ���������  some  :hint   that ��������� he ' understood;    it  might   have    been" 'memory    of   her  patronizing  treatment  of   this  -oung  stranger at the rail;oad.station;   but  color came into her cheeks.    And in  that  moment,   as   their  francos   ^ct,  she seemed to him not "Queen Clare,"  of the Great Toban, .but a very forlorn  little    creature    who    ought    to    be  cuddled in motherly arms, instead o'  being forced  to  play-such  a part  in  the pageant on that solemn day' that  left her an orphan.  Behind the coffin, came the rest of  the rout. Men on foot, most of them  staggering. All had. been doing full  justice re the- hospitality that Cornelius Corran had flui.g to them from  his deathbed. And, last of all, the  second band closed- the rile, playing  "Auld Lang Syne."  Thus "departed Cornelius Corran to  his last resting place.  George had laid aside only coat  and waistcoat when he lay down for  his nap. He put them on, and wer.t  below into the deserted men's room  of the tavern, and woke himself  thoroughly by dousing water upon his  head at the sink. 'The'westering sun  had left; a ���������corner of shade on the  porch, and he,sat down out there -.n  ������. rickety, strap-bottomed chair, and  smoked his pipe. He *as trying tc  compose himself in patience until  such time as Mr. Bragg should conclude that he had ernausted.the resources of the Corran funeral ant  should be ready to start on the trail  of the eloping, explorers.  .Bill Kyle appeared to him. Mr. Kyle  had apparently dropped out of the  procession.  "I was afraid thoy'd call on that  orator for another oration at the  grave,"   he 'confessed   to   the  young  r ' f i  Have ^prosperous New Year, by: purr  chasing a set of Single or Double Har  ness from  B. J. GERNAEY  P. O, Box 45  Abbotsford, B. C.  LIVERY AND FEED STABLE  Having purchased the interest of Mr.D;- '��������� ���������  McKenzie I am prepared to ��������� give the  .  best of   satisfaction as to prices  and  comfortable" rigs.     Stables open day.   .   -  night to do business. '  I solicit your patrohge.  H. McKENZib, prop.  aian.   ",I stood, one up at the houa^,  (���������Continued ,pe*t  issue)  Ivertise in  CAS  ER 8c CO.  P. O.'Box 58 ���������" '     PhoneCentral  *-Telegram-Sunnier, Abbotsford, B. C.  ���������14  Town Lots, Farm Lands  Business Propositions and  Realty in every shape and  form For Sale. '   ���������  ���������*<������ aV^^JwJ^vv***^**���������  ������������������  ������������������  ���������' ������������������*  * ������������������*������������������������������������������������������  ���������������������������  acai-arJF-^uqaaa  INSURANCE  LOANS  Abbotsford Homesites  If  you are looking for a liome  or snappy investment'; .  ,, intown lots, acre-:  age"or farm|  /property v  ^ ������������������'" see  The Pioneer Real Estate Broker of Abbotofard ',  il'tia   J l 'liw.MW"!' W"*1' "' '���������  ������������������(< WUlHlHW**  .... /  (  rati  n  Sf<i  til  l  It",  r.1"  in  ri  t\'  rm  it-  Sffl  Bit  Vi\'  l\  .!  f  v   ^  I  -���������i-ylB^  '���������ill  .t-A 6  4'.*  J<\  )  itf  1  ^lim4L<JMyu������MMMil������������>MHfflM^^  |.^;-%flyJ���������Vr-y^vt���������V^^^<���������^^^���������^^:V7.���������S���������"���������^^���������^rf^^^v.^^^,n���������^^^ ��������� t������. *f<W <������������������������������������������ \li*r.W  1  k 1  m  l'i'  . *H  a 'i  1  ftr  1  II  Ml  i/jj  l'i  . Js  1 f  41  vflj  r'  iff*  vi I  r|  I'  f'.l  ���������I  I  'if':,  -'-f;IL  ' I'll  II  <W:  TSB ABBOVSPOBD *OST,  ABBOySf OKI), A'. C,'  ^M|MW^MtaMNfM>dM^  3=7  Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Sfioes  We have in Stock  AMES- HOLDEN BOOTS, and SHOES  Granby Rubbers and Rubber Boots,  Leather Top  , Rubbers,  Lumbermen's Rubbers,  Big Horn- -Brand Shirts, Overalls, Uunderciothing,  . Sox, etc.    Our Stock is New.  GEO.  C.  CLARK,Abbotsford,B.C..|  s:rtr?*.bgg  SSSESs  wtm^sssmaiasnsasa^^  =7������C  j Mcelroy & Co.  LIQUORS,   WINESlANDSCIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essendene Ave, and Oscar St,   - .        1 CITY"'.-  ~'w    .   " '.���������        . ...ji ���������,.. .....    ��������� <aaml  K-jwj.'11'.'W.ai :���������.  ytf* ������.3L"J >.m U,' ������ i .7. .V..' Jm.'^V.. . I, ��������� I ,f,'. 7 .' 1. ���������yj.lw^jt.U^4V8Ut������^VSi j*-''.' r.'yfl.^g=  ABBOTSFORDfB. C  Strictly . first-class in every respect.   The' bar is  stocked with therbest of wines, liquor and cigars, :v  RATES,  $1.50 ToT$2.00  PER  DAY      ,  PECKHAM & HUTTON PROPRIETORS  >r^.i\^.fiw;<ii''w<,������j������iVVrf)iS3W!V.L'n vv.T:vmy.frt;..v;;.JAMjifa.flii>^ -  ' RANN'S  REMARKS  (Gointinue'd froim  la<-t  issu.o.)  is branded, as a miser and avoided  as if lie had the hives. The farmer  can look every man in the face and  tell him 'to go where' .there is- no  premium', on coal slack,"'and!" if ,the  printer informs '<a man. who' tries"  to beat h.im. out of four year's, subscription that'he.is s'o'.crooked 'he  couldn't go to sleep ;jnr    a round  house he is liable to^be^reduced lo  the- consistency   of.-, '.''-cornstarch  p\iaain.f.    < , '.     i '', ,\  Tn view of these fa'cts  why"  is  the profession  overcrowded. There  are several reasons. \\.One " is   that  man is a   vain bird and is never  happier than when he  ia yapping  in  linotype, slugs.   "Many   a man  would  rather, dispense   f   ourteen  colurmns   of crooked   rhetoric   and  reformed spelling once a week and  live on, ossified liver and iced     tea,  than shave the warts off a   calf's  haad and hold a   pail for a sucking  fall", even* Mvough he'ean fill up on  green corn and side,,pork until he  wheezes like"an accordion with ihe  asthma.       There   arc ethers      including a    fair sprinkling of  jack-  leg lawyersahd hams-trung preach-  ers, who" have imbibed the    notion  t-he editor's,life is'.softer than   the  head of a   two-ply sport.'     I'hese  rush in with a   $90 out'fi'f and      a  wind pressure  .^hat would  blister  the liningOu't/ of fa'   steel a-ange and  fill a   long, felt want with thegrace  and abandon of a Nhare-Iippei hir-  ���������e,d. xgirl at fa<   beauty show. , Noth  ing ever drives these sJtartling3. out  of the profession except " sudden  death or the sheriff.  .     Then there  are    those    misguided-    ambitiuos  politicians    who    believe  that  the  easiest way to  clasp-a   .far  office  to your bosom is to become ,the ed  itor   of   a   newspaper.   These   us- .  ually fade away like'a   goat on   a'*  ���������string bean  diet, carrying through  life .a   looki of (hopeless sorrow and  remorse that 'would'wring the tears  from   a   porcelain   egg.  - If. thenewspaper  man  knew   the  joys and. independence-of the' farmer's life,  he  would  kick  himself  up to a   peak until he looked like  a   rat-tailed file tfork continuing .to '  make himself the. door-mat of the  stiff-necked ".and   ungodly. Gentle  communion with the kine is far bet  ter than animated converse with an  irate subscriber with fists like      a  premium  ham and-;ttie  disposition  of:a   hyena.   Let  us freform   bre-  thern, and get close'to     nature's  heart-with " a~   three-tin'ed'    pitchfork  anda   self-feeding     manure-  spreader. We(will live lender or at  least it will seem longer, as the  married man said, and if the .worst  comes to worst we can live on rut a  bagas and rock salt, which we have  no doubt- is ian " imporvement over  o.ur customary .diet. Then 'Back  to the'Soil' the grand hailing'.sign  of distress.  WHAT'S NEXT?    "  (Prom Fraser Valley Record)  On Friday la9t the, Ferndale Dra  matic Society carried the town by  storm with the entertainment provided by them upon that occasion.  The chief part of the programme  consisted of a farcical comedy  "What's! Next" the presentation of  which was so pleasing and the portrayal of the characters therein so  able that the peopla. of Mission  City will have to bestir themselves,  or else pass up the palm io this enterprising young society. _ The  caste in the play was large and  many of. the chana/'cterq; extremely  difficult, but,in no'ne was there a  weak spot, and while of course, the  more :(m(portant characters were  more particularly noticeable,, yet  the care displayed in even' 'the  smallest details'connected-with the  rendition of the/.lesser parts showed.the study and ..thought that had  ' 1  been given to the whole work and  reflected great credit not only to  the players themselves but' to the  ability, of the instructor an.Vstage  manager   The   only   difficulty that  appeared   to   trouble   the   players  wasthe frqucnt and prolonged applause   and   laughter,, a "'situation  that they "seemed somewhat at     a  loss to meet and which   appeared  to   -somewhat ��������� embarass   them   by  causing   a   necessary   stoppage   in-  the acting.   This is of course a mat  ter  these  young artists   will  soon  learn   to   overcome.   Between   the  acts some very excellent vocal- selections were given by Miss   Ports  mouth and Mr. Holden.   Every; sel-"  ection was encored and the  b'eau;-  tiful songs of Miss Portsmouth and  the comic songs of Mr. Holden-appearing    particularly     to    be   appreciated.   After the   play  a dance  given, to which a   very large nun*  ber stayed and perhaps one of the  merriest and most Informal dances  was enjoyed and. carried  on  until  about three "p.m.   In-order that no-'  thing should be lacking a ' nice little supper was also  served  which  as1 many of the revellers came'from  a   distance proved very acceptable  Great| credit is dua the Ferndale  Dranatic Society for a   most enjoy  able   entertainment   from   start .to  finish, and the people  of    Mission  City most emphatically- ask      our  young  friends  "What's  Next?"  argain!  The:Biggest Value Ever Offered Residents of the Fraser Valley  By special arrangements we are in a position to make the following offer:  The Family Herald and Weekly Star of Montreal  The beautify! premium picture entitled /'Heme Again"  Size 22x29 all ready for framing, and :      .,._.:."  THE ABBOTSFORD POST a!! three for $1150  ".: -The beautiful picture, "Home "Ag&irJ'-is the best",picture ever.offered newspaper ,readers.. . It is-'simply marvellous'how . such a picture can" b? included with The  Family Herald and Weekly Star at lo small a price.  ./Send your order at ortce to :  THE ABBOTSFORD POST ��������� ���������  ABBOTSFORD, B.C.  your Pest Office  your P/we/fice  fy&gkt SpgCfiHSt (Associate  Members Can.  Soc. C, E.)  Manufacturing Optician     Civil Engineers  Djo^s the Finest Optical  Work. -  Jiledleal aaan and others  pay tribute to his skill.  708 ������ranvilM St. Vancouver  Perhaps business Is  dragging for the want of  a helping hand, or a little  more capital. fiflen with  money and men with  brains read this paper.  You can reach them  through our Classified  Want Ads.  Cirt.hu. I*n hf 0 ��������� HrCtil  R. A. HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Omec, next P. O. P.O. Box 11  CANADA'S  Greatest Nurseries  Want fc   jrepriesenltative      for  MISSION CITY,  B. C.  and surrounding district  The reliability, heafthy condition  of our sleek as well as trju^neas to  name must be appreciet<?d by the  Public or they would not have  helped ua to Increase our business  yearly stoce 1837, the date of    otfr  establishment. ������  Our firm's  name lends prestige  to our representatives.  Complete Hno c-f Nursery SS.tock  for SSprinjf isril.  Write  fw   full  particulars.  ST0WE &WELUNST0N  The FontffiSt ffeefies.  T^ItONTO,  Ontario  JTRITE your name and address in the lines above, clip  out this ad,  and  mail  it now.     We will  send,   by  return mail, a book that tells how. 'to make yours a  "Twentieth Century" farm.  You wouldn't bo satisfied to use a scythe* to cut your gram,  when a modern harvester can do it so much better, would you?  Nor to'use.the old soft-iron plougrh-share that your ancestors  walked behind, when you can get an up-to-date riding plough?  Every'Cana'dian-farmer realizes the advantages of Twentieth  Century  implements.  The next step is  The 20th Century Material-Concrete  Concrete   is   as  far  ahead   of  brick,   stone,   or  wood  as  the  harvester Is ahead of the scythe or the riding-plough is ahead  of the old iron plough-share.  Concrete is easily mixed, and easily placed.  Tt resists heat and  cold as no other material can; hence is best for ice-houses, root'  cellars, barns  silos and homes.    It never needs repair; tnereroro  it makes the best walks, fence-posts, culverts, drain-tiles, feurvcy  monuments, bridges and culverts.    It cannot burn; you car  clean  a concrete poultry-house by filling it with straw and setting the  straw afire.    Tho lice, ticks and all germs Will be burned, but  the house is uninjured.  It is cheap���������sand'and  gravel can be  taken  from your own  farm.    Cement,   the only, material you  must buy,   forms from  one-seventh  to  one-tenth  of the whole volume.  Do you want to  know  more about  Concrete on  the  Farm?  Then write1 your name and address in tho lines above,  or on a  postcard,  mail It to us, and you will receive by.return mail a  copy of  " What the Farmer Can Do With Concrete"  Not a catalogue, but a 160-page book, profusely��������� illustrated.  , explaining how you can use concrete on YOUR farm.  ADDRESS- ".'���������''  CANADA CEMENT CO., Ltd.  NATIONAL BANK BUILDING  I c  ������ot?ft  "THE ABBOTSFORD POST,       ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  SOCIAL AND PERSONAL  Sa&&2������  Mr. C. Hill-Tout has returned  h^me from P.'-'.Vov.rg, Perm.  Mr. See Sumner was a bu9y fellow this week.   He moved.  Rev. Supt. Wilson visited Uppei-  Surnan.ahd Huntingdon on Sunday  the 7th and preached in Abbotsford  Presbyterian church at the evening  service  "' '���������"���������'ivr-  ��������� nUMMMMOtllM  2BE5BBHS  m***.....~  nr'. ni,JLK  -JlIUl.Jli.gtg  vest  Mr. J. T. Smeeton van appointed  by the Westminster Presbytery to  preach at Straiton during the winter months.  i *   Mr. J. R. D. -McAusland ,\vho was  on the sick list hero for a fen" lays  hna leTt for n '.n-vr nf cn=-.'-.v:i B.  C, on his  way 'east. .   9   Tim McElroy ���������the'dancing Tnstruc  ior'iells ns thai, his class is the best  he ever ha din a   small place, and  that some of his pupils  will make  the  most-graceful  dancers   in     the  Fraser Valley. .   *   Campbell, the Abbotsford W'aich  maker, does fTrst-class. watch' repairing. ��������� All work guaranteed and  prompt work (assured. 'Office in  ClarkH Shoe Store.'  Mr. Walter Wells, having made a  fortun*-  on the ranch, .has. comu \o  live in the city anJ spend his money in town. ���������   *   1 Miss Irene 'McLaughlin o* Vancouver, is the guest oi Mrs J ,A.  McGowan.  .;'  ���������   * ;   Miss Irene Edsoii ':���������*-turned    fio.m  New Westminster on Thursday .  OUR SPECIAL THIS WEEK  Will be Cream R*]ls, Cream Puffs, arid-all kinds of  Pastry, and EngKsh'Fork Pies.      " ' .  Abbotsford,  Bakery ALBERT  LEE, prop. |  DEATH, AND CORONER'3  IN" QUEST.  iFrom Fraser Valley Record1.  On Friday morning last, Eric, a  Sweediab Finn, was found dead, on  the'ice below the Mission end of  the C. P. R..bridge on the ice.  Dr. Stuart the .coroner deemed 'it  was necessary to hold   an  inqucVi:  The,following were sworn in as a  jury, A. A. Lane, ibvemaw, J. T. Dull"  R. Shannon, A. Fontaine. 'JR. Howell  VV. A. Galliford.  On Friday evening tlit?- scone of  the accident was visited by the  jury and the coroner. The inquesrt  was adjourned until Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m.  Gus Anderson, a friend and part  ner of the deceased sworn stated  ' that he tmet the deceased- at Hope  and they came to Matsqui' together. He had known him before. On  Thursday evening they came to  Mission! together The same day I  came to Mission to buy groceries  leaving for home ab one p.m. 0.  had a bottle which we finished together. Then we left about five or  six for, Mission. We went to. tlie  Bellevue Hotel. I identify the oar-  tender.. We. had a few drinks and  started for the door home. Ho fell  on the i&teps. I 'started home alcno  ho stayed at the scation: On my  way across the bridge in >- i'o<.>t  slipped'and'went in octweon tho  ties and I took off my shoe. Next  morning I thought Eric had been  arrested and I .started for Mission  I met a man at the 'end of the  bridge who pointed out the dead  man I recognised him. He was  a   married man.  Cross-examination showed the  deceased was drunk when! he left  hunie for Mission.  The cross-examination showed  also that the i\vo left then otel together after having .four drink*  and that the deceased- had talked  intelligently in the bar-r,pon* with  a   friend regarding the I. W.  VV.  Frank Shay, operator at.the C.  P. K. station stated he saw two men  on the station platform about 11  o'clock. He jyas on the platform  and could hear their conversation  They said somelthing about going  over the bridge. Could not iden  tify the man Quo Anderson. They  both left the platform', and started  across tho tracke together.  jWilip Mfccbeii, WaytetfttVi- at ;it������  We have not been in  business very long but  when we take stock  there ought to be a few  bargains '' floating aground" for the wary  buyer.  Keep your eye on our  advertising space if U  R Y's  it-  eoe  Belevue Hotel, sworn said h~ v'������s  in the room on the night of ������.>.��������� Jlth  when Anderson and deceased came  into the bar about'i teni minute* tc  ton. "'Anderson was sober, and Eric  was sober. They left about ten  minutes to eleven. They had a  hottle, which Anderson had bough*  and gave to deceased bin: had it  before he left in his hip pocket.  Several other witnesses gave, cvi  dence to show that both men leftat  i.hc  time 'stated  and "^6ber.  After about an hour and half Je-  liberatoin the jury brought in the  following   verdict;  We tlie jury agree that the deceased man met-his .death by accidentally falling from the C. P.  R. bridge to ^h'i frozen river below  induced by the Influence of liquor  THE FARMERS INSTITUTE  The annual meeting of the abo\e  association was held recently  and  the following officers appointed;  j'res,���������J. W. Winston.  Vice-Pres..���������D.   McGillivray.  Sec.-Treas.���������J. H. H. Nelson.  Directtors���������Angus Campbell, Terry Starr, Roy Serl, A. A. Serl, and  ,C.  Everett.  It was shown that the assoeiaiioii  , was in a prosperous condition  j with a. membership of eighty, and  I the prospects that this would, be  j increased, by about one-third more  ,-more by the end.of the year.  | The institute is getting .go^ej-n-  | men-', sprayer in aiid( buying, it.for  ! tlie members.  I    The resolutions sent out  by .llu*  central institute were all en.lorno.l.  Mr. J. II. II. .Nelson, was appoint  ed a   delegate  to   Victoria.   *__ ._  BIRTH���������To Mr. and Mrs. Wm.  Campbell, Abbotsford, on January  15th, a   daughter.  HARRON  BROS.  E s^ taisrs and Funeral Directors  Vnacouvor, Office  and  chapeV-���������  1034, CrMnvllte St.-,    Phcoo 3486  #0'!$$ TftteDW������v      of^Qt*    and  V������ATER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that n\\  application will be made uud'ir  Part! V. of th<e������ Water; Act,.1909, to  oWtain a licence in the Chilliwack  Division oJThNew Westminster District.  la.) The name and address, and  occupation of the applicant; Hope  Alanson, et al, Abbotsford, B. C,  HardAvare   Merchant.  (b.) The name of the lake, stream  or'source (if unnamed, the descflp-  tion is) a spring rising,in the south  east quarter of Section* -22, Township 1G.  (c.) The point of diversion, about  310 feet south easterly from' the  north-Avest corner d'f the south-east  quarter  Section  22.  (d.)   The  quantity  of Avater  applied for (in cubic' feeii per second}  one-seventieth (1-70) cubic foot per  ���������second.  (e.)The.character of the proposed  Avorks, Tank and pipel ine.  (f.) The premises on Avhieh the  water is"to be used, Five dwellings  houses in Abbotsford Townsite.  (g.) Tho purposes ifor which the  Avattcr is to be used, Domestic supply. ; '���������  (j.) Area of Crown Land, intend  ed to l)o occupied by the proposed  works,   none,  -,.  (k.) This notice Avas posted on  tli.es, 15th. day. of1 January,: 1912, and1  application Avill be made to the  Commissioner on the 17th day of  February.   1912. '  (1.) Give the mames and address  cs of any .riparian/' proprietors, or  licensees who or whose lands are  likely to be affected by the propos  ed, works, "either, abdve^or below  the outlet, John Kingrose Sutherby  Ladner, B. iC.  (Signature) (HOPE  ALANSON  Abbotsford^ B   C,  peerless 200 Egg Incubate*  and  Brooder for isale,   almost new. Ap-  ,\y to C. Sumner, or C. A> Kyall. / >'  aotsfojid, B..C.  gpsa -7F^MM&m^.mk^^  AFTER   YOUR. BUSINESS  Alanson is atter your business this, year with a<vim and energy icDewn only  to 1912.    Alanson wants j'our business, and you Want-.io deal wita him if  you have your own interests at heart, which of co'urs������.you have.   For  Doors, Windows Sasties, etc., Paints and'QjIs"  Genera! Hardware of a!! kinds ^descriptions  HOUSE   FURNISHINGS,   FURNITURE,  STOVES,   KIT/CHEN   UTENSILS, go to  Hardware and  Furniture  agCT^aj^T^^tesiang-i'sarnv;  -ii     ii .I.".- "I -Y.-T.4t ,  ������������������������ -i-Tr i-.-i ���������  r'.?JK'.' i uIJL '������������������'-'���������    - ������������������ r'' ��������� ���������'- *���������   ^  J*--  *i tt',i T  %Jfl  ���������   Geo,  Zeigler ���������  Carriage, House  aiid Sign Painter  Call and get prices.  All work guaranteed  Abbotsford -       B. C.  Painting, Sign Wrifin  General repair work  J. E. PARTON  Abbotsford       -��������� B. C  Good Storage Room for  Furniture.  WATCH ABBOTSFORD GROW  ABBOTSFORD  Feed & Grain Store  Don't forget  WHEAT   $2.00  ..��������� A sack  We buy Poultry  J. J. SPARROW, PROP.  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSIOJMCITY, B.C.  This hotel makes a specialty ef  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers.     Comfortable  sitting-  room and   best of   hot������l service  Cuisine Unexcelled.  Rates: $1.50 to $2 rer day  CHAS. E. DeWITT, Proprietor  ^i^ift^^mMtm^*^^  i  1  &  t.  CHAS. L. 3TILC5j5*j:X-^i  C������w.������ us. o. ~r^2Z������g&4' _  *'.<--.--^>ii.-*;^1������I?  .   By scientific bceeding we  have developed two dis-  s^^-       tinct and praetjcally un-  fc.to^.      related   strains    of    our  SfSaow S.C.W. Leghorns.  These   have    all    been  "���������' dz\ e'.oped from out orig-  ^?g*>   inal two unrelated families  *&%mi������    ������^  birds   by   the   most  -s%*w       carerul selection and cor-  rect breeding.  We are ready to book any order, big or small.  ' E. Sl G. de la GIRODAY  Proprietors - . - Abbotsford, B. C.  lectric Light  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  r  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be given to all applications for service from our lines.  Address all enquiries to  Light and Power  Holden Block, Vancouver  iritisSi Colum  "���������j  ,m  }  I  ll  I1?1  S V  i  I  V  11  .ii  n  L

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