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 v  ������-^  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vou VII., No.   16.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   CM FRIDAY,   JAN.. I$Ll914  $1.00 per Year  t-  ^  The drawing for the handsome  New Williams Drop Head Sewing Machine will take place in  a fewweeks,and keys are going  fast.  Remember that with every. two'  dollar cash purchase you  "  .    receive a  CRITICISM   IS   UiYSrARINCI  FAKMEBS-   INSTITUTE   MEETS  One of the largest representative  gtlierings in the history of theMat-  squi municipality was tlicnomlnation  mooting held ��������� in the Matsqui municipal   hall   on   Monday  last   for   the  A meeting of the Aldei'grove Far-  Htll on FFFriday evening, January  held in the school house on January 10th, Mr. A, Westland, president, occupied the 'chair.    The mln-  purpose of nominating candidates' for  utes of the last mating were read  the council and school board and to ?ud aPP���������ved.    Officers   for the en-  GREAT   CAUSE   FOR  SERIOUS  COMPLAINT  MATSQUI-SUMAS      "*  . BOARD OF TRADE  The regular meeting of the board  was held on January 12, with President Hill-Tout in the chair, and a  good attendance ..  The following became members of  the board: Messrs J. B. Johnson, A.  C." Salt," Alex. Sutherland and James  Downie.  The report of the,Fraser Development-League  was .ordered  filed.  The treasurers report was received  and  accepted.  Mr. Hill-Tout  reported  on  behalf  of the Agricultural committee .in regard to  fruit  packing course to  be  held during the winter'.  Moved that the treasurer wrote all  members who are in arrears asking  for dues..  Both the president and the secretary spoke of the good work done by  the board during the-year and urged the members to still more activity in future .  A vote of thanks was tendered  to Mr. J. E. Vanetta for- his services in connection with the street  lighting.  Elecion of officers then took place  resulting as follows:  President���������Chas.  Hill-Tout  Secretary���������S. A. Morley.  Treasurer���������B. J.^ Gernaey.  The reeves of the adpoining municipalities were elected honorary  presidents  Agricultural Committee���������Messrs  W, S. Hil-Tout, Wm. McNabb and  Arthur Harrop .  Transportation Committee���������Mes-  srsF. C, Wiggins, G. C. Clark, A. C.  Salt.  Membership Committee���������Messrs  A. M. King, B. J. Gernsey, and James  'Downie.  Finance Committee���������-Messrs Chas  Hill-Tout, S. A. Morley and B. J.  Gernsay. . ���������  Fire and Light Committee���������Mes-  srsWm. Taylor, A. Mcfnnes, J. E.  Vanetta.  Road Committee���������Messrs J._ Higginson, D. Blair,^Ii. Gazley.  -Water Committee���������Messrs H. Alanson, W. Taylor, T. A. Swift.  . Publicity Committee���������������������������Messrs F.  C. Wiggins, A. H. Harrop and E. A.  Barrett  Social Committee���������Messrs B. J.  Gowan.  General Council���������Messrs W. Hill-  Tout, F.' C. Wiggins, A. M. King, C.  Hill-Tout, W. Taylor, J. H. Higginson.  A brief discussion was engag-  in by ��������� several present in ' regard to  incorporation, after which the meeting adjourned.  REEVE MERRYFIELD IS  ONCE MOKE RETURNED  Elections in- Matsqui Municipality  took place on Saturday msc. There  was an exciting contest for the reeve-  ship between Mi." William Merry-  field and Prof. Chas. HillrTout, the  former winning out by a majority of  25. The vote stood, Meryiicld 232;  Hill-Tout, 2 07.  The following councillors were al-  -so elected: Melander, Satchell, Fred-  erickson and Beaton, while Messrs  Merryfield, Wooler and Conroy were  returned as school trustees.  hear campaign'speeches of the'various candidates  ��������� The meeting started -out in a fair  way but. proved to be very interesting before the\close. No critcism was  was, spared- by ��������� any of the speakers  Many personal;,remarks were made  Questions were, asked as'to'how the  Htaxes.would.be reduced. Did the  statements of'-'receipts and expenditures show* all the money .that was  spent? ��������� How hiuch of the* municipal  money is, tied, up : in Dennison-  Bradner road?.- Was fair treatment  given all the ratepayers, etc..'.-  On the motion of H. R. Phillips  a new step was taken in municipal  politics. .It was that a voter be allowed to vote at any polling station  for councilor for the ward the voter is legally qualified to vote in.  Reeve Merryfield, in opening, said  that he tried 'to give fair treatment  to all of the ratepayers in every  ward. He endeavored to get the  government .t.6.-Bjjend as? rmvph^nimey.,  on the ��������� roads ' as possible. Believed  in'having a road engineer for a short  time; considered it his duty to repair  roads; without orders from the council; thought the taxes'.for'this year  too high for the conditions .of .i-:io  roads held semi-monthly meetings at  Gifford for the convenience of the'  ratepayers "  Prof. Charles Hill-Tout, "a candidate for the reeveship, explained  the charge that had been made again  st him in regard to spending money  illegally .on the' Brown road while  he was tax collector. He gave' a  detailed statement of how the money had been spent. He thought the  municipality should' be run on . a  more economical basis and cited'  several* cases in; which he thought  money had been spent in a wasteful  manner.  Councilor J. Melander, a candidate for "re-election for Ward I. was  in favor of a road supervisor, if  the right man could be .secured,  would make the tax assessment -as  early as possible-..  Mr. Philip Jackman, a    candidate  for Ward I. would be careful in the  spending  of   the- money.    Endeavor  .to get a temporary loan.   l Wanted  good roads.  Coun. Geo. Satchell, for Ward II.  believed in giving the same treatmen  ebleved in -giving the same treat  believed in giving the same treatment to all; would do the best he  could.  Mr. W. J.Marsh, candidate for  Wardll. thought he could save  money for the ward.  Councillor Henry Frederickson,  for Ward III. A square deal to all  was his motto.-  Councillor Chas. Bell, retiring  spoke briefly giving an account of  the work accomplished during his  torm of office.  Mr. Alex. Cruickshank, chairman  of the school board, at the close of  the meeting, spoke in regard to the  taxation of property in the municipality.    He  made     the     assertion  suing 'year .were elected, also the  directors.,' Mr. John Howes'was appointed a delegate to represent the  institute at the convention held at  Victoria on January 26, 27 and 28,  while John A. Nash was appointed  to attend as'a delegate to the B. C.  Agricultural Association at Victoria  also late in January. The secretary read a letter from the Department of Agriculture regarding oat  seed, and its distribution this'spring  subject to the following conditions:  through the secretary of th.e Farmers' Institute, to which -the application , belongs: (2)the seed oats will  be distributed to all members of the  Farmers' Institute at the actual cost  of'the seed, plus the transportation  charges, except as hereinafter provided; (3) the .department Avill pay  the transportation charges on seed  oats supplied to members whose order is acompanied-by an entry for  the crop competition in oats for  1914, provided that the institute to  'which "the,'applicant' belongs-complies with the.- conditions for the  holding of crop L competition " forms  for applicatioin for seeed oats and  being supplied to the ��������� secretary and"  may be obtained from him; (4)only*  the* actual owner, renter, or sup-j . After a short respite during'"the  erintendent of a farm'may obtain* CIiristmas holidays the Abbotsford  seed oats from the department'and   Quadrille Club gave another of-their  A  question   came   up   at   the   last  ��������� meeting of the board of trade about,  the C. P.  R. crossing on' Essendene  Avenue. There, is sure every reason  for  complaint,   using  very, vigorous  language too,  provided it -would  do  any good���������In fact the street between  the two tracks is a disgrace to the  company and the town, and  that is -  drawing  it mildly..  True the company do fix it occasionally, but somehow it' does not  last very long in a'passable condition  There is apparently too much traffic on the'street for the cinders, to  hold up. ' It has been suggested, and  very wisely too, that either crushed  rock or gravel be placed between .  the two. tracks,' and preferably the  former.  The board of trade is taking the  matter up with the local agent, Mr.  Boulter, and it is to be hoped that  he will be so able to'impress the  authorities that be, the importance  of having some.permanent substance  placed-t.on "the street that will be  lasting, and at an early date.  Of course the board of trade as an  incorporate body, have the right' to  take the matter before the railway  commission, but it. is much better to  'do it'through the local ageatrif at'all-:  possible.  QUADRILLE   CLUB  RESUMES '-DAX.GES  that only for the purpose of sowing-  the land which he owns,* rents or  seed oats must be made by the Instit  ute within thirty days from the date  of shipment: (6)all applications to  be received' on or before February 1,  1914, The oats supplied will be of  American Banner variety, selected  Seed Growers' . Association, Ottawa,  and guaranteed by' them as to the  quality The rules under which ehese  oats are selected, grown and inspected are a guarantee of a first-class  article. The crop is inspected in  the field and again in the sack, before receiving the official seal of the  department. The department expects to be. able to deliver the oats  at about $1 per bushel. A resolut -  ion was passed to the effect that all  orders must be accompanied by 50  per cent., or half the cost, when  the oats were ordered,and- the balance when delivered,x also that they  must be removed after the customary ten days' notice or Jthe party  will forfeit his deposit. As to the  greed to compete with each other in  oats,  hay,   potatoes and carrots.  A letter was then read from the  International Lime Co., Sumas Wash  in regard to price, quality and offering to deliver the same at Alder-  grove station for $18 per ton. Another letter of a similar nature from  the Victoria and Vancouver Lime  Co., was read and the difference in  quality and merit led to a lengthy  discussion after which it was resolved to patronize the Sumas company and that a car of the same be  that many corporations were not being taxed at all  The meting, which was attended by about, 2 00 ratepayers, was  presided by Mr. J. A. McGowan.  popular dances at the Alexandria  Hall, on Friday evening, January  9th. There was a very good attendance, the ladies predominating and  as -usual everybody enjoyed themselves. The next dance will be giv-  .en on Friday evening, January  23rd and will be continued fortnight  -ly. The following were noticed as  being present: Mrs.- Buker, Mrs. J.  McMenemy, Mr. and Mrs. Gazley.Mr.  and Mrs. Elair, Mr..and'Mrs. C. H.  Harrop, Mrs.Chester, Mrs. Wm. Ro.-  berts.Mr. and Mrs. H. Alanson, Mr.  and Mrs. Geo. Kerr.Mrs. Geo. Clark,  Mr. and' Mrs. Coogan, Mr. and Mrs.  P. R. Peele, Mrs." Wm. Taylor,  Miss Ryall, Miss McLean, Miss Jackson, Miss Rucker, Miss O. Balcom,  (Victoria) Miss Z. Balcom, (Victoria) Miss Hill-Tout, Miss Waugh,  Miss McCallum, Miss Nelson, Miss  Margaret Nelson, Miss M. A. Short-  reed, Miss Maggie Shortreed, . Miss  McDonald, Miss Laxton,; Messrs A.  Sutherland, William, Harold and  Allan Hill-Tout, S. Baker, I. Rucker,  J. A. McGowan, W. Winquist, C.  Fraser, J. McCallum, J. Lloyd, P. Alder, J. Downie, and F. J. Boulter.  ordered.  For his diligence as well as for  the unwearied interest in the Institute Mr. A. K. Goldsmith, secretary  was awarded $50 as a bonus for his  past services. The presidents report  also those of the directors, as well  as tho minutes of the Institute showed that it is now at its best respecting cash in hand and cash spent  on sudries, there being 125 members, $1700 spent in powder, and a  balance of $318 now in the hands  of  the  treasurer.���������Columbian.  \  ������ ?&fc ABBOTSFORD POST  ABBOTSFORD, B. 0.  rs^  '   o  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 for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our Shib^~*leth���������Neither for nor agin the Government.  Friday,   Jan. 17,  J914  The Democratic principle of misting to the people is wise, and there  are now fe wwriters or speakers so  egregiously self-cornplacent' as to sug  gest that they should themselves dir  ect   public  questions  and  that    the  people  aretoo  ignorant    to  conduct  their own  affairs.  It  seems like offering gratuitous advice to the intelli  gence  of   the   citizens   to   tell   them  $10   has  the  same  purchasing power in Kamioops as $25 has in larger  cities, or to declare that not .one in  larger cities, or. to  declare that not  one ni a hundred of the ratepayers  has   sufficient  ability  to   peruse  the  civic balance sheet    with    anything  like understanding.    The ratepayers  of Kamioops are the people who finance   Kamioops  and   they  are  fully  entitled to know how the city finances  stand;   and  if  a     city    balance  sheet is so drafted as to be unintelligible  to   the  people   it  is  not  because    of    any    mental    deficiency  of the citizens, as is implied in some  lack -of  ability  on   the  part  of  the  members  or  of  the   auditors  or  of  both, or alternatively a desire enter-  . tained by .these parties to withhold  information is responsible for the  obscurity. The suggestion that rate  payers should provide money but  that. they should not be furnished  with a financial statement because  they are too unintelligent to understand it is adbsurd; offensive, and in'  consistent "with facts, and those responsible for fthe preparation and  timely issue of the civic balance  sheet-for   the  year   just-ended  are  . to be congratulated on producing a  document  clearer  and  more    easily  ��������� intelligible than any of the same nature furnished' in the    past.���������Kamioops Sentinel.  It takes a good man' to read a balance sheet.  men we need the assistance of intelligent practical men, who should  lend their brains and experience to  a contemplation of a very serious  matter.���������The Ladies Review  The Ladies Review is as we under  stand it the organ of the Equality  League of Victoria, and is published  and distributed as a part of the Victoria  Week. '���������  CHANGE   NEEDED   HERE  LIQUOR LICENCES  There are. many things to be considered   in   relation   to   the     closing  hour's   of   premises   where   liquor   is  sold.     Very important is the matter  of personal liberty, and the rights of  the   individual.    The   highest   religious teachings preach the doctrine of  free will."    The people can only main  tain   sobriety  through   education   as  to  evil  effects  of  drunkeness  when  the majority. will  be  abstemious of  their own accord.    We hold that decency and order should be preserved  ' and certain  restrictions and regulations   must   obtain,   but' we  believe  that the  teaching' of  moral  control  is of more importance than the framing of drastic laws which can gen  Under the caption "Foreign Immigration  Must Be Made Less Easy,"  the   Calgary   News-Telegram   had   a  timely   editorial   in   a   recent   issue.  Speaking  of    the  "foreign       peril"  which threatens to eventua lly force  native-born Canadians to seek a livelihood, else where than in fair Canada  of ours, the    News-Telegram    says:'  "But  for  those  foreign  races  crime  would- be   down  to  a  minimum  instead   of   gradually  climbing   to     a  maximum,  shooting   . and     stabbing  would play a very insignificant part  amongst criminal offences, and robberies   would   be-less    in     number.  They  crowd  in  lodging  houses,   living   under   unsanitary     conditions;  they have few ideas of decencyoand  their children are a menace to the  health of their fellow pupils in, the  public schools."  At the public meeting .held "in  Mission City during the recent election, it was,, pointed out by a prominent fruit grower that the Japanese are quietly and without any big  sound of trumpets, taking possession  of the richest of t he fruit land of'  Silverdale, and thus competing with  the white man on the markets. In  the course of time there is no  doubt the Japanese will be the only  fruit growers o four rich fruit lands  if _the same rate of settlementgoes  on as in the past. It will be a vsec-  ond California. What are. .the people and the government going to  do about it?  and Alberni Canal which waters are  large enough, to harbor the whole  British navy. From these shelters  an enemy' could be advantageously  intercepted long before getting with  in firing distance of Esquimault,  while it" defences are not established here the railways, by which Es-  .fiuimault and the beautiful city of  Victoria could be taken in the rear  arid all the valuable coal mines of  Ihe island would be a wide-open invitation to intending invaders.  There are points i'urthe rnorththat  occupy relatively strategic ��������� positions  that cannot, either escape .recognition in any British Pacific naval  scheme.,  The Colonists patriotism,r along  lines of naval development, would  appear to be limited to the material  benefits to be gained in times of  peace, by Victoria and its tributary  suburbs.  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  , When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels goocL and looks good;  ring up  CXJRRIE & McKENZIE  EXCHANGE  A   person  comfortably  seated    in  space   to   observe   the  revolution  of  the, earth  could be entertained  continually for one complete whirl    of  twenty-four  hours with, motion  picture's from the American films explor  ed   this  year;   twenty-live   thousand  miles   of   them, ' enough   to   loop   a-  roud the. equator.   ' This new export  business  is  increasing  faster     than  the  gait  of  seven     leagued     boots.  Twice as many million feet will have  been   exported   this   year   than   last  according to an estimate of the Bureau of Foreign and domestic Commerce. ' Not all  this enormous output carries pictures of course.    It is  believed   that   three-fourths   of   the  films     used     all   over '   the   world  are   manufactured   in,  this   country  and the larger quantity of exporta-  tions are unexposed, for picture making for the foreign purchasers. On  the other hand most of the' imported  films contribute pictures to the limitless panorama of the moving shows  Some   million   feet   of  the   exported  blanks return annually printed with  pictures from all ends-of the earth  It is an amazing industry, and the  interchange helps to make the whole  world   kin.���������Providence   Journal.  Now is the time to selecf your Cockrels for  breeding.    We nave a fine selection of choice  White Rocks to choose from. .  PRICES RIGHT       QUALITY BEST  List your farms, acreage or houses for sale with us  Insurance that Insures  For terms and particulars  r\.  QUESTION  OF NAVAL.  BASE.     j  WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE  WINS   THE   DAY   AGAIN  The Mission Debating Society of  Mission City held a debating contest on Tuesday evening in the Imperial hall on the question of "Woman Suffrage" Mr. D. M. Moore of  the public school staff and Rev. Mr.  ' Ewing led the debate against while  Since that the announcement that J Mesdames Houlder and Solloway on  the Yarrows, Ltd., had bought the B.  C. Marine Railway Works at Esquimault, and that the Dominion govern  ment would, in consequence, proceed to build a dry dock in the same  locality, the Colonist would lead its  readers to believe that Victoria practically coralled the whole works so  far as British naval defences on the  Pacific are concerned.  While the value to Victoria of the  selection by the big shipbuilding firm  erally be evaded an.d which do not . must be estimated highly the Colon-  striko. at   the   root   of   the   trouble ' ist has launched anticipations for its  It has been suggested that what- is  wanted,' now, is better supervision  of premises where liquor is sold. Ad1  mitting that no one has a right to  get drunk if by so doing he is ob-  jectional to his family or to the community, everyone has the' right to  buy himself a drink if he is paying  for it. We believe that more harm  can be done by the distribution of  bad whiskey in twelve hours than  in twenty-four where proper supervision regarding the quality of the  liquor and the conduct of the premises  obtains.    If  further  steps  be  " necessary in the interests of the  people that less liquor be consumed  let us have further deliberations before we take action. We presume  that the W. C. T. U. and the social  Service Commission have fully considered the question, but Ave would  Ike to see a representative gathering  of all sections of the community and'  to hear the ideas of people who  have  given  this  important  question  consideration from all sides of the  question. It is not a matter to be  left  entirely  to'women   and  clergy-  city  that  are  in  clanger   of  runing  aground."    The shipbuilding industry  the affirmative won the day, as the  decision was given in their favor.  The judges were Miss Madge Portsmouth, Miss Stiven and Mr. Tarlton.  The debate was an exceedingly fine  one and was decided as it should be.  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One does not need to  be a naval expert to see the need of  defences for Esquimault which it can  not provide for itseif, while if the op  erating base of the fleet were at Esquimault not only that point but  the whole island, would be at the  mercy of an enemy. The first and  most important defensive and offensive base for the British Pacific  fleet, at present, is in Barclay Sound  e "What makes mortar harden?"   You seek =  gs thelocationofioc/t^cMneorthepronun- =  g ciiition of jujutsu.    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Established   1905  CAPITAL   $2,000,000  INSURANCE THAT INSURES  Low Rates���������Prompt Settlement of claims  LOCAL    AGENTS  CATHERWOOD & WATSON  INSURANCE  BROKERS  Fire,   Life,   Accident,  Marine, Plate Glass,   Etc.  Mission City, B. C.  P.O. Box 98 Telephone Exchange  ^=B  ������1  A  n  111  1%  3 at  \t  ft.  tm   ASBOTSFoRD POST    ABSCrWWfti),  B.  0.  ������f,i\ -x  [gpfep^p^  ������'ii!!!B,4&d  We want just as much of the shoe and rubber trade of this town  as we can get.   We' want your trade and your whole family's trade.  We have always sold goods that, were worth ,the money, and  we intend to keep right on doing it.  Our whole stock has been picked for quality.   For instance,  (WEAR LIKE IRON;  are one of our specialties. Anyone who knows anything about  the rubber business in Canada knows what this brand stands for.  It stands for value, for service, for satisfaction. No competitive  brand has the same reputation. ' .[   m,; .  Granby Rubbers were made for wear���������to look wclibcsides���������  but wear, it is on this they have made their wonderful reputation.  1 he finest materials, the most skillful workmen, and a factory  pride in the product; that's a combination, that's hard to beat..  Try us on any kind of footwear.    We keep only the best.  GEO. C. CLARK  ABBOTSFORD, B.C.  ������6BS;  ���������690  ma������wmemg!ffg.'igB������ES^A^  .    ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly; first-class in every respect.    The bar is  stocked with thebest.of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00   PER  DAY  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Beef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand- ' Fish every Thursday  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  VI  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  the district, and industries already established,        JJ)  ��������� ��������� "��������� -     ��������� ���������  '      ' ���������      ��������� ������������������ ^ - ' ���������������������������>    *=x3r  PARCELS POST THIS MONTH  Postoflice   Department  and   Railway  Reaching   Understanding���������Want  '  Allowance  ..Trebled  The officials of tho post office department are hard at work arranging the details of the parcel post  system provided in the bill passed  hy parliament last session. Altliro'  there remains a good deal to be done  they are confident that the system  will be inaugurated before the end  of January.. Some important matters have still to be dealt with, but  they will be taken up as soon as  Hon. L.'P. Pelletier'returns to the  capital. That is during the present  week.  Tho arrangement with the railways has not yet been made, but it  is said that the department and the  creased to ifC,000,000. Their de-  railways are getting closer every  day The railways want their allowance of aproximately $2,000,000  for the carrying of the mails in-  inand amounts to compensation for  the loss of the express business. It  is possible that ��������� the railways will'  have to accept a considerably smaller amount.  i���������'mj���������ucugagi  :ae  is of as much importance  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as to be  thoroly representative of  your your line.  is the kind that will develop your business and  to keep it up to the top-  notch of efficiency.  We are equipped to  handle your every demand in the shape of  printed matter without  exception.  You cannot do better  than by sending your orders for Job Printing to  us. Prices are consistent  with the quality for which  we are noted.  IW  "I'    "   u' >������ ' '  !!5K������  8 rrffi  ABBOTSFORD POST ABBOTSFORD, B.  LOCALS ,  BIRTH���������To Mr. and  Airs.  Copeland,   on   January  daughter.  o  Mr.   \V.      L.    nialchl'ord,  Canadian  Customs   Department  in Abbotsford  on Tuesday.  their  Or-  Our Christy Minstrels gave  entertainment nt Mi. Lehman  ange Hall on Thursday evening (lie  IF)III going over by tram mid reluming 'by livery teams.  | SUMAS   COUXCIJj   MMF/I'S  j     Tlie  regular meeting of the council   was held on  January  Oth:   Pres-  M.   Ware j ent 'Reeve   Munroe,   Councillors'   D.  14 th,     a ' McKenzie, T. B.  Straiton, and L. 0.  Lamson,  Minutes   of  the   previous,, meeting  adopted as read.  The 'following   bills   were"  passed  for payment:  School Salaries and Incidentals      KOADS  fthe  was  .? ���������} 'i u.  '11)  and  liyn.ll  Bound-  Itev.  assisting  C. McDairmid of Langley is  Mr. Campbell with' even-  gelistic meetings tiiis week. In  spite ol* tlie unfavorable weather (lie  meetings are very well attended and  evidently enjoyed by those attending  them.  Mickniot  j      Road    ".        41,00  i 1-Jr-ndersnn and Taylor/ Survey-  i      ing  on   Riverside    17.0f>  R.  l-.ee, Angus Campbell ltd        n.CO  B.  C. Gazette, Advertising  G..r>0  Clerk.   Salary  and   Expenses     35.75  Bounties'  Proportion   of   Light     Proportion of Repairs 11.80  Proportion of Supplies         17.55  $1925. SO  Average attendance 22.92.  Cost of each  pupil $84.02  Mission   Public  School  Teachers'   Salaries    $3970.00  Proportion   of Janitor's  Salary   . r    -   '.   .:         371.00  Proportion-of Fuel         1G8.57  Proportion   of" Water  and  Light     65.50  Proportion of Repairs      39.90  .Proportion of Suplies   '. 59.15  Average attendance 153.17  ?4G7;1.12  1.201 HAVE   YOU   CLOSE.])'  YOUR  EYES  to the'necessity'for fine, open  plumbing? It is a sanitary re  qiiisite. Technical judgment  such as we show, is an essentia 1 in modern plumbing. Our  plumbing doesn't cost, any  more in the heginn-ng than  the old-fashioned kind. In  the end our plumbing cost!-,  laid out with a- view to a-  ��������� void frecjuent repairing.  ' WM/ ROBERTS  Plumbing-' Shop"  : Old Creamery Blu������r.-  Abbotsford  Cost   of  each  pupil :p29-.55  Jfatzic Public School  B.  Hamilton  $4.70 j Teachers'  Salaries,   $1-140.00 is���������  II.   Serl :'.     S 10.4 0 I Janitor '      I 2,7.25 J   ���������  aiacstaifaTGgwtxgM a^nnaJarTSfaCjur���������  KUASBStWBtQZtSSI  The Ladies' Aid met at a social  gathering in' the Manse on Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Alder assisted  Mr. Miller of Clayburn with his special  meetings on Wednesday evening.  (J.   Katfiold    15.50  M.   McDonald         5.20  ' Cominunicatioins   were  read   from  S.   A.   Cawley,  M.   L.  A.,   re   Indian  Reserve.  Manufacturers    Association  re  "Made  in B.  C.   Goods"  From  of B. C  Filed.  From  By-Law.  re   Pire-Arms  Mrs. Miller of AJdergrove is visiting Mrs. McKinnon.  Rev. M. A .McKenaie, of Alder-  grove, visited our town this, week  and was present at the special meeting Wednesday evening- ,  Some new settlers came into town  this week and so Abbotsford is grow  ing.  Rev. Geo. A.  Wilson, Superintend-  <ent of Missions, will visit ?vlt.     Lehman   on' the' 19th,   and   Aldergrove  .on the 2 0th.  ���������   Mrs.   Ball, of  Pine Grove,  died on  Wednesday and  buried     on Sunday.  The service was held  in the church  ,at   It   a.   m.,   and  interment at  Aberdeen.  ill.  Mrs. Sinclair, of Aberdeen, is very  ��������� Mrs.   H.   \V.  Smith  has    returned,  from a pleasant trip to the coast.  Mr and" Mrs. P. R. Peele and the  Miss Steedes were visitors to Vancouver, Monday to hear Paderweskie  who gave his piano recital at the  Orpheum Theatre. Mrs. Peele remained over the week on a visit  with Mrs. Dr. Peele.  L.   V.   Forse  Filed.  Prom J. Hughes, re road in sec. 19  T. 19, Coun. Stra iton to investigate.  From Beunct and McGugan re  plans of old roads in Lot 353 with  bill for same. Laid over, until the  next  meeting.  At 12 a. nv the council adjourned for Court of Revision of Voters' List. '    >  At 2 p. m. Council resumed business.  Petition received from the ratepayers at Straiton for signature of  the council before being presented  to the government.  Also similar petition from the rate  payers, on McKenzie road; to the  same' purpose.',  Moved that the petition signed  by J. Winson and others: and also  from Frank Archer and'others be  placed on same and they be" handed  to the government voad superintendent  Moved -that^ the rebate on taxes  due from the live acre portion of  tlie n. w. part of n. w. 15, now  owned by J. Wallace, be allowed,  and no interest b'e clia rged on arrears, as no tax demands had reached Mr.  Wallace.  That the Reeve and Clerk be authorized to sign a note covering' a-  monnt due from this municipality to  date.  Road By-Law 127 passed fourth  and final reading, and the Reeve  conveying old roads in Lot 353. to  original   owner.  Meeting then adjourned  Fuel  Repairs  Supplies  190.50 j  35.G3 j  14.20 !  S1S13.5S';  FRESH OYSTERS  -  Fresh Eastern Oysters' for sale by the pint  or in bulk. '  Average attendance 33.24 ,  Cost of each pupil $54.55  Silverdale  Teachers' Salaries   $720.0 0  Janitor            36.00  Fuel    ���������!         ' 2G.0O  'I  u  -ALBERT "LEE,   Tlie Abbotsford Baker  Supplies  Repairs  2.50  2.5 0  mnutama  ii iiiiiTi i m ���������TrrfirT*""**"1 !���������������������������������������*���������������������������������'���������w���������  Avorage   attendance   2.L43  Cost of each  pupil '36.7J.  Fei'iidale. School  Teacher's Salary    $7S6.7f>  $600.00  tfmuwiiw.ia  Avorage attendance 7.96  Cost of each pupil $80.05  Stave   Falls  School  Teacher's   Salary   Janitor's   Salary      $637.20  .$465.00  2 1.00  $���������186.00  Average attendance fi.32 ,  Cost of .each pupil $76:89 j  Expenditure   Mission   School    Board  For   .1013 j  Teachers'  Salaries     8915.00 f  Janitor  704.25  Water and  Light"     '   76.50  Repairs   and. Supplies       185.15  Furniture   and   Fixtures    730.73  Finishing New School        169.20  Repairing Old School ..,        135.99  Repairing,   T-iatzic    .' 40.55  School Site Peen's Corner .... 331.35  Clearing  Stave  River  Gardens 1  Site           125.20 j  Wood.   Stave  River  Gardens..   37.50 j  Flag Pole, Mission  :  10.80 j  General   Expenses          213.55;  E. Oo Briuidage-  Painter and Decorator  If you want any arlislic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us'a call.  Practical work  at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Pastoa'���������Rev.  J.  L.  Cam   bell,   IS.  A., B. J>. ' t  Services���������Sunday  school -10 .a.m.  Public ���������Woa-S'liip 11 a. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public Worship 7.30 p. m.  Choir Practice, Friday 8 p. in.  Meeting  for   Bible    Study     and  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. ,m.  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2.15 p. m.  -Public  Worship  3.30 p. m.  Sej .Bates   for   Shooting   Notices.  Tlie   market  HOARD .Ol?  TRADE  MEETS  The   T.   J.   \Y.   Club   met   at   the l  home   of   Mrs.    H.   L.   Thomas     on  Tuesday afternoon  when a most en-1  joyablc   afternoon   was   spent.  j- Matsqui  Abbotsford Feed Store  Byiider and Contractor  .Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection        Mission Cit  HXJOVAKLK  RmT.YlGHTryY  "AT   HOMi'7  The usual fortnightly "At Home"  was hold at. the residence of Mr. and  Mrs. J. P. Boyd on Thursday evening.. Quito a number attended and  an enjoyable evening was spent in  various games of cards - followed by  tempting refreshments.  I.YSTAIiIj   DKI'OSIT    liOXKS  (From    Fraser, Valley    Record)  The   regular   monthly   mooting   of  the   Uoard   of   Trade   was   hdld     on ' I  i >,  Monday  evening   last  in   the   Imper-ij  ial 1-lail, with, a fairly good atend- j |  ance. President Abbott occupier ! !  the chair , Secretary Lane was ab-1 |  sent   and    his   arduous   duties   were , |  ! i  The Royal Dank have now installed safety deposit boxes in the branch  at Abbotsford, thus putting the local branch on the same footing as  tho city branches. Anyone desirous  of keeping'their valuables in a place : men  of safety can do so now by prccur  ing one of the safety deposit boxes  from Manager Morley at a nominal  rent.  tilled by Mr. A. M. Verchere.  The mail bag was a iight one: the  following motions dealing with them ��������� |  all. *   ' j I  Verchere-Kirchener, that this .' f  board endorse the petition of the I if  North Vancouver board of trade re '  fruit trees.  Verchere-Catherwood, that ?������lr.O.  Wilkie be thanked for his address  and that the matter of joining the  Fraser Valley League will be taken  under advisement and Mr.' Wilkie be  notified at an early date.  Kirchener-Tupper, that a letter be  written to the editor of the Saturday Night, referring to the statement published in ihat paper, giving  full particulars of Mission, its opportunities, etc , also enclosinj: maps  MacDonald-Sharp, that the govern  be asked for a larger ferry as  MISSION   CITY, B.C. . '  Al. MacDonald.   M. Watson. M������t.  EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c  and  $1.00  per day  First Class Grill and Hat- in Connection.   Free Sample Koom.  y  tiuvmvittrra&VBB  TgamaonamEauBBiaggia  aaBgzcHBBgcgvBmaMMkh&aiE  5   The leading Commercial   House  of i.lle Fraser Valley.  Porter meets all trains  ���������i*ju.'>uianj.u*i  ^ Mm������ ^mmmmm  ITER'S  DICTIONARY  ..'tin; present one is too small for lite J  INSTALLATION   OF   OFFICERS  TheCollowing   oflicers   were  '���������led in   the 1.  O. O.   P.  Lodge  instal-  at Ab-  ���������boisl'urd  last Thursday evening:  N.  (\.���������O.  T-J.   Kurr.  V. G.���������E. 11. McKinnon.  ' Sec:.���������O.   C.  Clark.  Troas. ���������   A. MfCaiflum.  R. S, N. G.--.L Vanetta.  ������,vL. S. N. G.--M .\V. Copeland.  f R. S. V. G.--W. J. McClenalian.  L.  S.   V.   ti.���������A.   l'i.   Barker.  Cond.���������-D. Finery.  Ward (-Mi--- P.J.   Ron Iter.  R.  ';}.  S.--.L   Kennedy.  L.   S.   S.--A.   Chamberlain.  f.   G.--R.   A. _Gillespie.  Chaplain���������T.   A.   Swift.  summer traffic. ��������� ;  Verchere-Catliei'wood, rhac the:  secretary write to Mr.DeGray request j  him to visit immediately Mi.-winn '  City to investigate various matters;  re  drainage arid  sewerage. ,  "Catherwood-Verckere, tiiat tin-sec!  rotary retary write    the    AtJuiney-j  General   Bowser  reminding     him   iff |  his  promise to   bring  down   a street!  lighting bill  for Mission City at the ;  1 f firth coming session.  j     The  next  regular   meeting of  the  j Board of Trade will  be held on  the  (second   Monday   of   Fe 1 >ruary,   when  ���������election   of   oflicers   will   take   place  ;and  only those  who  have paid their  . dues   up to  that  date  will   be  entit-  1 led to vote.  i*  t \ .  JTK.MS OF IXTKIM-JST.UK SCHOOLS  (From   Fraser   Valley   Record) .  Hi<vli    School  Teachers'   Salaries    '.....'.$ J 720.00  Proportion of Janitor's salary '       ....     114.00 i  Proportion  of  Fuel          49.95 |. P^Sk  I'roiiortion of Water       11.30  THE    MERRIArvl   WEDSTER  The Only New unabridged dictionary in many yours.  Contains the pith and cssciicc  of an authoritative library.  Covers every field of kuo-.vl-  e'J~z. An Encyclopedia ia a  single book.  Tho Only Dictionary with the  Nov, Divided lJa<><.\  4C0.0C0 Words. "27CO Pages.  COCO Illustrations. Cost nearly  half a million dollars,  Let us toil you about this most  remarkable single volume.  snoer a  Blacksmith  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  Irs  First-class Carriage  Painter in   Connection  utfiuaiEMMWBBnn  ILaUBBIUBUSBa  G &C.McrriamCo.  Springfield, Mass.  1 ELECTRIC   APPLIANCE   SALESROOM  1       AND EXHIBIT AT ABBOTSFORD "  For the convenience of its patrons residing in the central section of the South Fraser Valley the   B. C. Electric  has  opened a  salesroom and display of electrical appliances at   Abbotsfard, ad-  jjj   joining- the B. C. Electric station.  The salesroom will be in charg-c of Mr. E. C. Wiggins, a  representative of the Light and Power Department, who will also  deal with questions pertaining to the Company's .light and power  lines throughout the central section of the valley. ���������.,,..."  A visit to our Abbotsford Salesrooms will be interesting. You can then see for yourself how Electrical appliances can save you time, labor and money.  The company has also established salesrooms in New Westminster, on the second -floor of the B. C. Electric block and at  Chilliwack.     .  B. C. ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY  '*  V-  re*VHi  Jk

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