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 W 'iiP.it. i-  J42?l^-A..f���������  tt w tv������^������iwir <v*j n vJi *\*  X  tii  r  ^^SfSHSi^M,^,  if        ��������� ''    ^h  i     Mfif c<     %\ I  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRANd.LJD.YAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VI., No. 10.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C, FRIDAY, "Jan.   17, 1913  8' $1.00 PER YEAR  n>r*v.~  COURT OF REVISION.  The Court pt.Revision on the Voters'  Llat waH held'in. tho Municipal Hall on  Monday, January 6th, with tho Reevo  In the chair and all members, in attendance.  Tho following changes' wore  made  .Julian Moret to -1 James   Hutchinson1;  Jonas Engatrom to H. S. Phinney.  Names Added.  Ward 1���������William , Bailey, F. E.  Baines, E. Baines (these, names had  heen omitted) and Mrs. Helen M. T.  Hill Tout. ��������� '      ���������     "  Ward 2���������A. L. Furguson, Walden  Ferguson, Jesse Lehman, Harry Ryder,  Roy Leham.  Ward 3--Florence L. Coogan, William Henay. Bath, A. R. Gosling, Dan  Emery, Joseph Sanderson, Mrs. J. K.  Hlslop, Thomas Jackson, John Walter  Kennedy, Mark Jackson and Charles  A. Ryall.  As thus revised and corrected the-  list was adopted on a motion as the list  to-be used in the forthcoming election  ������or'>Reeve,    Councillors' and    School  Trustees.    . .   ...*���������  MT.  LEHMAN^NEWS. -  "*: "Mr.'-D., K. - Campbell came .up" Tuesday in f spite of the heavy sno,w, and  spent the afternoon cutter driving with  W..R. Ferguson.-     ��������� ,- -'*...  Master1 Buckley, who has been  spending a short holiday with Mr. G.  H., Loach, returned to Vancouver in  the'beginning of the week.  ��������� The1 heavy -, snowfall experienced  throughout the week has improved  the. roads; and the teams have been  able i to haul out some big loads of  lumber on the "bobs."  Almost all the camps are shutdown  indefinitely, and a number of tho men  have gono o.l't' to town to put in the  time. Mr. Campbell, of Anderson ,.&  busby's, visited Mr. H. Ferguson.  Mr. Gibson is busily employed sending out the municipal statement' of  receipts and expenditures for 1912.  Thoro are a few at tho post office for  distribution, '  Mr.' and Mrs! Wesco;tt and baby,  from Vancouver, spent a few days'at  Councillor Lehman's.  H. T. Ross returned on Friday from  the big city with a friend.''  Mr. and Mrs. R. Coglilan and Mrs.  F. Martin travelled, down to, .town on  Saturday morning's car.  . Mr. :Baldwin's wife and family arrived on ��������� Saturday morning, and ' intend settling down out at the mill.  Messrs. J. W. Taylor, R. Cooke and  J. E. Israel caught the same, car up to  Abbotsford/  \Owing to the stormy weather during  the latter part of the week there was  only a poor attendance at the- True  ������>lues, and it is expected that a meeting will be "called for next Saturday  night. -'; '  Messrs. Firkin and Robinson are expected back from Victoria sojhe ' day  this week.   - ���������    ���������  - Mrs. George Stewart and'family are  staying with Mr. Brownell just now,'  their house in Sumas having got badly  burned in a recent fire, which gutted  out their neighbor's place. -' ���������._>���������'  - Mr.,,S. .Barber; spent a-few'days at  the Manse last week. ��������� ''  . Next Sabbath being the annual anniversary, -Mr.,G. A. _ Wilson, of Vancouver;' Superintendent for B. C, will take  both services, morning and evening.  On Monday night an entertainment  and social will, be held.' There will be  .refreshments, the reading of,the Sunday school and Ladies' Aid reports,  and a happy time for all at S p.m.  Sible class and choir practice on Wednesday <,night as usual.  After Monday new Council is  to have Charge of the  Municipal Affairs  r  :^  ioneer Store  NOTICE  that after  January   11th   and   until  further notice the PIONEER STORE will be  closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays .at 6 p.m., the remaining days���������  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the store will remain  open until the usual closing hours.  The Council held a meeting.after .the  Court of Revision. ' ,'  The minutes of the previousmeeting  were read and adopted.  Communications received .from J.  W. Hollinshead asking that the road  be located on the line along D. L. 46.  Referred to incoming council.  Secretary of the School Board asking for the loan of ��������� $1,000.00, stating  that .the Board had been called upon  to .pay.'-manyi'.unforseen-���������itenrfi, of; expense in connection with'the'maintain-  ance of the schools, it. being necessary  to engage the services of three extra  teachers .during the last term. The  request was; granted - on motion..  Municipal Solicitors returning the  cheque of $150,000 which had been tendered Mr. J. Hoban in connection with  the matter of the diversion of the  Huntingdon Road - at , the "Sweeny  Hill.  E. W. King, Cemetery Commissioner, being the annual report.   Filed.     ���������  Messrs. Henderson and Taylor stating that plans for the subdivision had  been altered by instructions from the  Land Register Office and that they  would make these changes on the  plans deposited with the council if the  same were returned.   The clerk was in  structed, to return    them'   for    these  changes.  Register, -acknowledging tho receipt  CiC the1 by-law gazetting the Bell and  Higginson roads. -  Western Canada   Power   Company;,  Ltd., stating that it would not be possible to' have a representative at the  ^meeting. " '       , , ,     , .  ;��������� Ludwig .Johnson asking for receipt  for Statute Labor performed in 1911,  there being no path-master that year  The Council decided to give Mr. Johnson credit on the production of. a' certificate that the work had been done,  said certificate to be-signed by, the  then Councillor.  MATSQUI SCHOOL BOARD  Bills Passed for Payment.  /  P. Conroy, repairing culvert on  Craig's Hill, Ward 3 '. $ 6.0.0  J. P. .Alingren,    bounty    on -44.  muskrats '. >.   4.40  Martaih Robinson, 2V& days on  bridge on Nicholson and Cog-  hlan road i     6.88  H.. J. Ryder, repairing bridge on  ,   Mt. Lehman road.. ......'.'.   2.75  Walter Frikiris, 2V2 days repair-  . ing bridges  ..:'.     6.88  '"James Loach 8 Vl'"days''as' cp n-  5 stable.:.'.....���������.'...;..:;.-.....'. :  23.30  Carson Lehman, 2 days as constable ..v.:...'. ��������� :   e/oo  H. J. Ryder,' one day serving summons    3.00  J. E. Israel, one day as constable .: , s.oo  H. C. Smith, removing   wind-  ��������� fall tree, Ward  2     4.00  Cunningham Hardware Co. Ltd.,  gates for Aldergrove Cemetery  " $20.35, gates, for D.. B. McDou-  gald-$23.60  43.95  James Towlan,. removing 'windfall tree' from Matsqui, Mt.  Lehman road    1.00  James Merryfiled, repayment  of money advanced for the con-  {���������Conttmueid cfti laat Page)  A regular meeting of the Matsqui  school board 'was held at Clayburn  on Saturday, Jan. 4th, at 3 p.m.  There" was in attendance the full  board with Trustee Cruckshanks in  the chair.   !  ��������� The minutes of the previous meeting were read and on motion Jap}-  proyed.  Miss McCullough wrote slating that,  having accepted a school  in Alberta,  she would not he in a position to take  charge of the one in Peardonvllle.  On motion Miss Gertrude Sufllvan  was appointed to tako charge of this  school at a Balary of $65.   Carried.  This was the only vacancy in the  teaching staff. '  * The matter of better school accommodation at Matsqui was taken up by  the board and the following motion  passed:  Page-Merrifield���������That the Education  department < be requested to provide a  two-roomed school at Matsqui as the  present buildings are no longer suitable for school purposes., ,.  The following school accounts were  passed: ,.'--'  ...Aberdeen,- .$3.95;-- - Bradner,; $18.40;-  Clayburn, $8.35; Dunach, $4.75; Glen-  niore, $5.75;.Matsqui,-$26.32;. Mt. Lehman, $2,75; Peardonville, $3.75;' Pop-'  Iar, $3.75;- Ridgedale;' $44.25;'' general  account, $60. ~    [ ���������  \  The meeting then adjourned to meet  on the first Saturday in February at ���������  The $3 provincial poll tax, known  personally to every resident in British v  Columbia, will not be collected after  the first of this year.   In. accordance  with the promise of Premier McBrida  instructions have been sent out from ���������  Victoria that the receipt books ' must-  be  returned  to the  government and  the collection of this tax will.cease.  BIRTH���������To Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Vanetta, a daughter. ,.  MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT  OF   MATSQUI  PUBLIC NOTICE IS1 HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Municipality aforesaid that a poll has been  necessary at the election now pending for same, and that I have granted such poll, and further that the persons  duly nominated as candidates at the same election and for whom only votes will be received are:  Surname  Other Name  Whether fonReeve, Coun-    What Ward  cillor or School Trustee  Abode  Occupation  Merryfield, William  Reeve   Towlan, Walter  ��������� Reeve     Lehman, Thos. Henry Councillor, Ward II   Morrison, Malcolm  Councillor, Ward II. '   Bell, Chas. O'Donel Councillor, Ward IV   Elliott, William  Councillor, Ward IV   Beaton, Roderick  ��������� School Trustee, Matsqui District...  Cruickshank, Alex.- School Trustee, Matsqui District...  Owen, Richard ..................... .School Trustee, Matsqui District......  Page, Hubert F. '................... .School Trustee, Matsqui District..-.  Pratt, Geo. Foster .. .............School Trustee, Matsqui District...  The Polling Stations are:���������Ward I.���������Aberdeen School House, Municip  Bradner Supply Co., Store Building, William Miller, Mt. Lehman.      Ward  her   and   Trading   Co.,   Abbotsford; Office Building,  Clayburn  Co.,  Clayb  Matsqui, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 18th, .1.913, of which  and govern themselves accordingly. .  .Mt. Lehman   Farmer  . Mt. Lehman   Farmer  . Mt. Lehman  ' Farmer  . Dennison   Farmer*  . Matsqui Farmer  . Matsqui Farmer  . Matsqui    Farmer  , Matsqui    Farmer  Mt. Lehman ..;... .......Farmer  Matsqui   ....... .......... .Farmer  Bradner ....'.............. Storekeeper  al Hall. Ward II.���������Store Building,  III.���������Office Building, Abbotsford Tim  urn: Ward IV.���������Matsqui Village Hall,  every person is required to take notice  JAMES GIBSON, Retuning Officer.  v;  wp*^ilm>m*rr*m  m������w������F'  J  Municipality of the District of Sumas  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the municipality aforesaid that a\poll has become necessary  at the election now pending for same, and that I have granted such poll, and further that the persons duly  nominated as candidates at the same election and for whom votes will be received are:  Surname    Other name Wh-t office running for Abode Occupation  Campbell, Angus ....'............:. V. Reeve .................; .Huntingdon Farmer  Munoe, Fank ............ . .. Reeve''..  Huntingdon ������������������������������������������������������������������������ -Farmer  The polling stations are the Municipal Hall, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 18th, 1913, of which  every person is required to take noti ce, and govern themselves accordingly.  , "��������� J. W. WINSON,  Returning Officer. ���������h  ���������I 4*L  I.-- t.i  9RS ABBOTSFORD POST,       ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  asas  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--!2, cents per line for first, insertion1,  and 8 cents a line for1 all, subsequent consecutive* insertions. -  Our Shibboleth���������Neither for nor agin the Government.-.   _   ���������.,..,,������������������      I      III'  ���������������  ���������-!     .11 !    ! I  Friday, January 17, 1913  WHAT'S THE  MATTER WITH THE  SCHOOLS?  Criticism of our system of public  education, provoked by the startling  deficiencies of high school students,  will he still further encouraged by the  statement that' seven students were  found in New York high schools who  were so deficient in mathematics that  they could not add one and one, or  multiply one by one.    '  Only the other day a test made at  Spokane showed that a considerable  number of the high school students  had no knowledge whatever of our  national anthem.  What is the matter with our public  schools? It is apparent that.something is wrong with our educational  system, and it is encouraging to know  that the leading .educators- have set  themselves the task of finding out  what and where the trouble is, with  a view of applying the remedy,- if  proper remedy can be found.  That defects exist in our educational system has been apparent for some  time; but even the closest students  had not discerned the glaring deficiencies recently brought to light. What  is-the remedy? We do not know.  Certainly we are spending enough  money on education. Sometimes it  seems that Ave really are-spending too  much money on ��������� education: Probably  we are trying to do too much for the  child. Maybe it would be a good plan  to put the child more on his or her  own resources. Books are plentiful;  and they are cheap enough. There is  now no excuse for the failure of .any  boy or girl to secure an education if  they want it; and if they do not want  an education all the teachers of the  earth cannot cram it into their heads.  Individualism is a decadent virtue in  these days of a growing, tendency to  lean upon the state. It might be well  to attempt to revive it. The strongest  characters in history have been individualists in. the larger sense. Moses  would still have been Mioses without  Egyptian preceptors; and that.is true  of most of the great characters in history. Men and women who really want  an education will dig it out of the  ground, and it might be well for the  educational leaders of the country.to  consider the advisability of doing less,  instead of more for the boys and girls  who are in school.  that the sales for the day had reached,  $1,000,    and   that    no    more    large  amounts were to be sold to firms until  additional ones arrive.  While many freak articles were received yesterday, the hundreds of inquiries and stamp sales convinced the  officials that- by the end of the month  many tons of additional mail will be  sent through the office daily. As soon  as the office opened yesterday a line  of patrons appeared. The line gave  the office a holiday appearance until  late in the afternoon.  The express companies are finding  that the parcel post is cutting down  their businesses all kinds o,f articles  are being sent through, the parcel  post since it was opened. We read  these days in numerous places how  the now system is being used. Read  the following from an exchange:  Scoop shovels, cowbells, derby hats,  pot roasts, eggs, and hundreds of  other articles were sent through the  local office yesterday by parcels post  by a line of patrons who waited patiently that they might secure stamps  The Fraser Falley Publicity Bureau  should take   up   the   custom of letting the   secretary of the Vancouver  Board of Trade know that the "knock'-'  he gave the Fraser Valley the other  day was the kind that will not be permitted to go unchecked by the people  of the Fraser Valley.   Either Mr. Blair  is not, fit to represent the Board' of  Trade of Vancouver, or the attempt  to knock the county around Vancouver  was    premeditated.    "No '.good   land  within'one hundred miles of Vancouver-  fit for new settlers."    Guess Blair is  after notoriety, and has resorted to ex-  treme. measures-when the proper opportunity came.   Besides being a. slap  at the Valley it is asoa' slap-at the  city itself, as should an eastern paper  reprint the evidence as it appeared m  the Vancouver Province a very poor  opinion of Vancouver and its surroundings would be the result.  The Market.  Ducks, per pound   18c to 20c  Poultry, dressed, per pound  25c  Turkey, per lb.- live weight.. 33c to 35c  Geese, per lb. live weight.... 20c to 23c  ���������Turkey, dressed, per lb 40c  Geese; dressed, per lb  27c to430c  Vegetables. ,.-.  Potatoes, ton ..-. : $13 to $15  Beets,! per sack   $1  .Carrots,, per sack : 70c  Cabbage, wholesale^ per lb. ���������  lc  Cabbage,?per head  10c to 15c  Onions, per sack   $1.25  Co.lery, per crate  $1-50  Turnips, per sack .'  65c  Small Fruits.  Apples, per box 80c to $1.25  Apples, 5 lbe  15c  Pears; per box  ..[ ' $1.00  Eggs and Butter..  Eggs,' retail per dozdn..... 55c  Eggs,������wnoleeale   40c to 45c  Duck-eggs, per dozen  60c  Young birds, per dozen $6 to $8  Butter, retail, per lb - 40c to 45c  Honey, per comb  25c  Wholesale Meat.  Pork, per lb  12c to 13 l-2c  Lamb, per. lb '.  12 l-2c  Mutton, per lb : 12c  Retail Meats.  Beef, best rib roasts   15c to 18c  Beef, loin   18c to 22c  Beef, round steak  25c  Boiling beef  10c to 14c  Beef, short loin  ,....' ..... 25c  Beef, pot roast ..... .^.... 13c  Pork  15c to 18c  Mutton  l<c to 20c  Sugar cured corned pork 20c  Homemade pork sausagge, lb .....20c  Salted pigs' head; lb :... -. 8c  Pickled pigs' feet, lb : 10c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb., :....15c  Sugar cured hogs' heads,-lb 5c  Sugar cured corn beef, lb. 10c to 12c  Pure lard. 15c  Sugar cured bacon % 20c  Fish.  Salmon, cohoes..:  15c, 2 for 25c  Steelhead salmon, per lb, 15c.  Sturgeon  .-. 15c  Halibut 10c  Smelts   .' 10c  Herring, 31bs. ..-. 25c  Sole ...; ...... r. 10c'  ���������������������������/������������������  /  THE FARMER'S CREED.  Business was quiet at the regular  weekly market this morning; rthe cold  'weather evidently having its effect.  The supplies were equal' to the demand, however, and prices remained  steady with a general tendency to  strengthen;  ���������  With the cold weather the price of  eggs shows signs'of an increase the  first jump being noticed this morning  when vendors demanded 55 and 60  cents.a dozen, an increase of five cents,  per dozen over .the price, last week:  The wholesale, price was unchanged,  .being 40 and -45 cents a dozen.. .  . In the poultry section also prices  showed a tendency.to increase. Some-  excellent -pullets sold for $15:00 per  dozen. Poultry;' live weight, was offered at 20 cents a pound,- and one  vendor asked 23 and 24' cents a pound  but few sales were made at the latter,  price.  In the .meat department .there was  an excellent showing and no change,  in the prices were quoted. Some  fine salt&l pork was sold for 18 cents  a pound retail, lard 17 cents, heifer  beef 18 cents,- pork 15 cents to 18 cents  beef 15 to 27 cents, mutton 17 to 20  cents.  There is little change in the vegetable department. The prices remain  unchanged and the demand shows no  sign of an increase. The potato market is a little improved with the price  remaining at $13'to $15 per ton.  The Prices.  Eggs, retail; per dozen  50c  Chickens, per dozen .i.............. $4 to $7  Pullets, per dozen  ?15  Young birds, per dozen  $6 to $10  Broilers,- per dozen'.... $3 to $4  Poultry, live weight  18c to 20c  even after the office   had announced Ducks, per dozen $7 to $9  The Canadian farmers' creed, given  belowt though ��������� written nearly half i a  century ago, is still being printed on  cards; and distributed among the advanced* pupils of the Canadian public  schools:  I.���������We " believe in small farms and  ���������thorough cultivation.-  ��������� II.���������:We believe' that soil loves to  eat, as well as its owner, and ougbt  therefore to be literally fed.  -. III.���������We believe in large crops,  which leave the land better- than they  -found it; making'farmers and the farm  both; glad :at once.  IV.���������We believe in getting- to the  bottom of things,, and therefore in  deep ploughing, and enough of it; all  the better with a subsoil plough.  V.���������We believe -that - every farm  should own a good farmer.  VI.���������We believe that the best fertilizer for any soil is the spirit of industry,- enterprise; ' and intelligence.  Withoiut-this,- lime and gypsum, bones  and green manure, - mari and guano  will be of little use.  ��������� VII.���������We believe in good fences,  good farms, good farmhouses, good 'or*  chards, and children enough to, gather  the fruit.   .-  VIII.���������We believe in a clean kitchen,  a' neat wife in it, and a clear conscience.  MT. LEHMAN'NOTES  Next Sabbath being the annual anniversary, the Rev. U. A. Wilson: of  Vancouver, superintendent for B. C,  wiil conduct both the services at 10:30  a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  ' .  On Monday night at 8 p.m., a social  will be held and reports from the  Sunday school and Ladies' Aid will be  read- Refreshments will be served, a  happy time is guaranteed and -all are  invited. :.  The Bible class .and choir practice  will be held on Wednesday night, ^and  a large turnout is desired, so 'hat  bright hearty singing may be had for  the anniversary services.  peff-xent.  Only a few left andgoingiast  B. X GERNAEY  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When, you require a comfortable rig;  one.that feels; good and looks good';  ring up  CURRIE.&-Mckenzie  during.othe cold arid stormy weather of January.  Purchase one of our up-to-date Box' Heaters.     -  Our Graititeware is unsurpassed  v������?  ABBOTSFORD, B.C.   ^  iJasi Elliott N   Manager  lATSaUl- SUMAS BOARD OF TRADE  President, Chas. Hill-Tout -Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month ���������   \  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites i  with unexcelled, shipping facilities and cheap power*  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of!  I the district, and industries already established., ���������  ��������� jj)  ear s  Are the proper thing to start the year 1913  Purchase now and make the first payment  New Year's Day  Houses and Lots at Special Holiday Prices and on  the instalment plan  c^ailum  ",'-''.'W.������'.J- v,  7  ~p?  :w I..    'ir^ngi'i.M  <    If  IS  l.--^i-.^:* r ^-.���������J.^-AiT^I",g'r**,(*,r:- <>**���������>'���������������"' *.-'*--^~." '���������'���������  IrtfiS.Vfc'ilr,. T"\   I  _ \ j,     iUi>m.mIi.;  t      . t' tv~*MU,Y\.V������ i. *V ������*^*.y_*3ts������^l*i!'.*-itfc*rf*^" >*"u  o (. ��������� 4.nxtrt*4'  lt.^-^ ~W fc/WjftfcA^  k'l'..  THE ABBOVSFORD *OST,  ABBOTSFORD, ft C(  ,ii.fr:,-r, r.  ������).���������.-;, i  >������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������>������������������>���������������������������  ���������       , .FIZZ  I  We have a little Jewelry  and some Watches left  for those who have for-  gotten their friends during Xmas. Prices are  just the same.  Our guarantee stands behind every article  CAMPBELL, The Jeweler, Abbotsford  ESS  =a=  '///  H  16RANSY|  RUBBER  /     \ CQ  \.  ays tor  ree  ontos  WE FIT YOU RIGHT  Most people think of rubbers as "just  rubbers." We > don't. We think: there  are no ruBbers made equal to  GRANBY RUBBERS  . ' ^  We know* about these fine rubbers.. We  know what good material goes into them,  Bow carefully they are made, and- what  careful inspection every pair., gets.  We are proud to represent the Granby ;  Rubber Company and almost as proud as  themanufacturers of the saying, Granby.  Rubbers "WEAR LIKE IRO?M."  Geo. C. Clark  Abbotsford -:   V  aibscriDtion  \  HOTEL  j, Mcelroy & Co.  ^ t E  LIQUORS,   WINES  AND   CIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essendene Ave. and Oscar St.,  CITY  ABBOTSFORD, B/ C]  Strictly first-class. in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO $2.00  PER  DAY  PROPRIETORS  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  ,-   ..-.<-,  ��������� /..������.  ���������\   -  s  to friends  The Ppf t post  - tile-Si* HtSlSt*  to like Abbo  y decide,  to'  ��������� i  ���������'���������: r.  west to -live.  tp. have your old  you.    Easy, when"  Leave Subscription with King, the Butcher.  TfW3W5T������T THE ABBOTSPORP POST,  xjE;  LOCALS.  A. J. Henderson or the Abbotsford  Hotel paid a visit to tlie coast cities  this week.'  Mrs. Edison . intends to leave for  California in the course of a few  days.  Tim McElroy, of the Commercial,  ,\vho gurcd so prominently in the recent football match, states that he  is perfectly recovered and will be in  the-bcst of condition for the return  match  when  the weathre  moderates.  Mr. W. H. Williams, formerly on the  staff of the Royal Bank here, but now  of Vancouver, was a week end visitor  to Abbotsford.  A prosperous'New Year is the lot of all who use our  I  I-I. Alanson, whose hardware store  was destroyed in the recent re, has  purchased the stock of the Abbotsford  Hardware Company on Esandarie avenue, and is now busy fixing up the  premises ' to accommodate Ms, evfev  increasing, trade.  Abbotsford is. certainly endowe'd  with its share of tlie "beautiful" this  year. The person who coined that  word "beautiful" in regard to .snow,  according to some of our worthy citizens' opinions, should be relegated to  a more congenial clime���������if not already there. Snow, in its place is extremely popular,, but the majority  seem..to think the proper place for it  is on the top of Mt. Baker.- But.then,  the "kidletts" enjoy' it, especially on  the big hill. Messrs. Clark and Bolton also appeared to be enjoying themselves on the same hill, much to the  amusement of their fellow citizens and  others.  This opportunity, is taken of extending to all our cus.  tamers our many thanks for past favors and  soliciting a continuance of same    .  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  EE  Our local barber has recovered most  of the goods stolen from his shop recently through the aid of'the police at  Seattle, who captured the robber a  few days ago.  ���������  BOARD  OF TRADE.  "That we respectfully petition the  Dominion/Government to formulate  regulations making it, incumbent on  the shippers' to comply with our fruit  marks act before the packages will be  allowed in Canada."  Proposed by the Shuswap Lake,  Notch Hill District Fruit Groovers' Association:  "That the tariff on American fruit  entering Canada should be at least as  high as the American tariff on fruit  grown in Canada . exported to the  United States?' ^YThis had regard to  the fact, .that''whereas the duty on  Canadian apples entering the United  States is 25c a box, that on American  apples coming into Canada, is only  13 cents each.  The. Board of Trade will hold a  meeting on Monday evening, Jan. 20th,  when election of' officers for the com-1  ing year will be held; arso reports  from the various committees for last  year. As there are numerous questions of vital importance coming up,  it is imperative that all members  should be in attendance.  MATSQUI COUNCIL  ^Continued from- page .1)  The By-law establishing the Smith-  Jones road and a diversion of the Pem-  berton Road through a portion of the  South Half of Block 8, .subdivision of  the S. W. Yi of Sec. 10,'"Tp. 14 was reconsidered and finally passed and  signed by the Reeve and the clerk,  and sealed with the Corporate Seal. '  Councillor Bell gave notice to introduce a temporary loan by-law.  The.Council-then adjourned to meet  in the Municipal Hall on Monday, Jan  uary 20th, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  . JAMES  GIBSON,  C.M.C  Hardware damaged in. the recent fire.  Spikes, 2c. per lb.  Wedges, Hooks, Pulleys, Logging Chains, Water  Pipes, etc., at Half Price,  Three reach span buggy and one light democrat  ��������� for sale cheap.   Must be sold immediately in order to make room for new goods coming.  Hardware and Furniture  FOR SAALB���������5 young milch cows to  freshen from the 27th of this  month.' Apply to R. OWEN, one  mile south of B. C. E. R., Mount  Lehman. .  If your watch needs repairing, call  on Campbell, the Abbotsford jeweler.  THE FARMER ON PARADE  From the Portland Evening Telegram.  The more we get in touch with the  farmer the more do we understand  that lie.is a fellow who knows how to  do things. . Take that parade of yesterday���������for downright uniqueness and  attractiveness it was a hummer, and  thoroughly representative of the entire enterprise that has brought the  farmer to the front as an entertainer  and educator of the city. There will  be more parades and more farmers  and bigger land shows and extended  education as the years pass." The  trend is that way. There is a growing  realization of the necessity of turning  to the land, but as we get in touch  with the farmer and the things he  does more and more the sense of necessity is changed into one of desirability. The entertaining function in  this city yesterday is representative  of a condition. In the broader economic .sense the farmer is getting on  parade. There is a demand to know  him and to know of the things he  achieves,     .   t  FRUIT  GROWERS'   MEETING  At a recent meeting of the B. C.  Fruit Growers held in Victoria, Mr. C.  W. Baxter, chief Dominion fruit inspector of the prairie provinces, explained the methods, the difficulties  and the general practice of''officials  of his department in enforcing the  fruit marks act, especially as it affected British Columbia fruit. The  following resolution, moved by Mr.  Thos. Hulman, which had been carried  at a meeting of the directors, was  then presented:  veyane'e of W. Davis to  New  Westminister     10.00  E. White,' Jr/ work on Tp. line  Road in Ward i.'.' '. .'  iS.OO  N.    Acron,    work  on    Burgess  road ..' : *r.    9.90  Adolph Anderson," road, work in  in Ward 3    5.50  Andrew   Anderson,   road   work  in    Ward \ 3.  22.00  A. E. Line, road work in Ward  3  ..'.' ." ".  22.50  J. C. Frederickson,    hauling   10  loads of   gravel  on   Clayburn  road .' 15.00  John Crolley, 2 days on Allison-  road    5.50  H. J. A. Burnett, final payment  or 1912 audit  20.00  Matsqui    School    Board,    grant   .'..  ��������� (being the balance clue of 1912     % .  estimates) '.  32.18  McQuarrie, Martain &   Cassady,  legal expenses, etc  46.40  B. C. Gazette, advertising ?5.00  3 copies of Election's Act    5.75  T. J. Trapp & Co., Ltd., balance  due on powder, Ward 2  12.25  C. M. C., expenses re-audit $17.90,  locks and hinges for ballet box  .50, postage $1.25, paid Harry  Fowles for road work in Ward  1 $1.00, allowed McMartin &  McMillan com. on road tax collected $8.40, ruled paper for  Auditor .10, sealing wax .25.... 29.40  C. Knudson, cemetery commissioner /.  15.00  E. W. King,   cemetery   commis  sioner  15.00  A bill for $16.59 from the Maple  Grove Lumber Co., Ltd., was referred  back for particulars.  1.���������That the incoming Council credit  Ward 4 vwith $600.00 from Ward 3, being the balance due from 1911.  2.���������That the C: N. N. Railway be requested to construct a siding at the  junction of the RottliuT road.  3.���������That the Reeve be empowered to  make arrangements with Mr. Munro  Ferguson in connection with the' establishing of the White Road.  Semi-ready Suits.  at $15 an* $30  T OOK for the price���������and asms���������t?wa  - - in th* pocket���������always the.Ktme.  Ask rem Clothier, and send (or strl*  book aad tam������I������ of " Kiftg'a Ow������"  forge at $50. tend dtfecttoSesol-ttadr,  United,' Montreal, for troofc entitled  "Sir t" il too cannot ������rt It in towa.  A. BEESTON, Migsion City.  HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver, Office and chapel   1034 Granville St., Phone 3486  North' Vancouver, Office and  Chapel^ilO 2nd St. Phon������ 1*1.  Jersey Heifer, about seven'  ���������months old, /on December - lat.  Owner can claim samje (hy pay-  ray* far notice and board. G. C.  Kenney, i% mile east, % mile  nanth of Vye Statioa,  SUfMLAS LODGE, No. 1084, L.O.O.M.  .Meets the- first and third iPriday  in iea(eh month. All visiting* ibreth-  ren aire invited to attend.  ,  ,W. C.  B.onds,   Dictator;   B. W.  Young, Secretary.  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Pastor���������Rev. J. L.  Cam MbelL IJ.  A'., B. B. ���������������! ��������� ���������  Services���������Sundiay ������chool  10  a.m.  Public iWana-hip 11 a. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public iWowsfbip 7.30 p. m.  Choir Practioe, Friday .8 p. in.  Meeting- 'feu* Bible    Study    aDd  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m.  Sunday School, 2.15 p. m.  Public Worahip 8.30 p. m.  nderson & Taylor  (Associate  Members Can.  Sac. C. E.)  Civil Engineers  R.A.HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  I Office, next P. O. P. O. Box I 1  G. W. GRIMMETT  Eyeight Specalist  .  Manufacturing Optician  Does the  Finest Optical  Work.  Medical men and others  gay trl?  bute to his skill.  793 Granville St. , Vancouver. ^  Builder and Confracfor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  City Blacksmith Shop and Carnage Building  KRAVOSKI & DAVEYj, PROPRIETORS  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert1 Carriage Painting  We will use you right.  Abbotsford  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith  avey  W. DAVEY  Painter and Decorator  \      *1  Fbr the Residence,  Store or^Office.  lectric Power  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience      Comfort      Economy  ���������RHflBaaaBHMmBNMHm  ���������'..������������������'���������'��������� t  Attention will be eiven to all aDolications tor service irom our lines.  Address all enquiries to  Light and Power Department  Holden Block,,; Vancouver.  iritish Columi  mmmiwmwmmmimimmm  mimismmmmmmmmmmmM^mism^^mmmmmsimmmmm

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