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 ." 1'-.,.  ' i  < ���������   "\    n' V m - J  t /  j \, ,1!^ - ������������������������ V '-'' ' ? j  ^7  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  \ i, ���������  Vol. VII., No'.   17.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   C, FRIDAY,   JAN.. 23 1914  $1.00 PER YEAR;  t"  ^  The drawing for the handsome  ��������� New Williams Drop Head Sewing Machine will take place-in  a few weeks, aind 'keys -are going  fast.  Remember that-with'every two'  se you   ���������  PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE  case pu  Speech l'ronr" the Throne  Mr. Speaker and'Gentlemen of the  Legislative  Assembly:  In welcoming you to the second  session of the Thirtenth Parliament  of British Columbia,'' it affords me  pleasure to state'that the'province  has enjoyed a large share" of the advancement and prosperity." during  the past years.'    ' '  Prevailing conditions in the money  market have .delayed the payment "to  the government o\ large "sums outstanding "on account of the sale of  townsite and district lands; but these  amounts are bearing a profitable rate  of interest. -Treasury notes . have  been issued fdr'the, sum of $1,500,-  000, and-legislation affecting the revenue act,' providing for a provincial' loan will be submitted .to you  The , high standing- of British Columbia's- credit,' I am pleased to observe, still continues.    .  Under authority of the legislation  enacted last. year,*- the auditor-general's offic has been instituted.  The liberal appropriations, made  by you-at the last session for public  works have enabled further extensions to be made;tfo the highways of  the province, and������V"as well.have aided and' opening up the central and  northern parts, of; the province.Suitable public buildings" have "been constructed where necessary, in order  to increase the efficiency of the public service.     ������:   j_" '��������� -  While there have'been'unfortunate,  troubles in the coalmining districts  of Vancouver Island,  the output, of  our mines during the year' has.-been  WAR AND WOMEN  An interesting new book is -"War  and Women1' by ..Mrs. St.- Claire  Stobart, .on her experiences asthe'or-  "Women's    Convoy  ganiiser of the  Corps,"  which  did  such  remarkable  work in the recent Balkan War.lt is  an inspiring account of the organization oiVtlie hospital and canteen under fearful conditions, and of the'  gratitude and successful treatment  of the patients. Lord Esher in his  preface 'to the book says, in' effect  that it is impossible to resist her  plea for right of women to a' place  in the scheme of national defence,  and the^ necessity for their training  under .military conditions dictated bj>  military authorities. It is generally  supposed that women are avers io  war but until some "scheme is' evolved by whiich war is eternally abolished women are" bound by duty to  take the possibility of such an event  into   consideration. Fortunately  for humanity there seems always to  be a number who are not tied by the  demands of domestic life, and it is  these useful women who so often undertake the unseductive occupations  of life-and administer to^-the needs  of their fellow creatures. Instead  of receiving love, they give love, and  their reward is the relief they are  enabled to give to the sufferings of  others. In this country the-number  of leisured women is small. Where  there is no' home and family to care  for, women are mostly engaged- in  earning -their own living. For the  free there "is more "than enough "to'ue  done in social and charitable work.  Should Canada-ever be on'the verge  of war as a-unit of the Empire, what  most satisfactory . Based oh .reliable j would- women do?- Should we be  informatioin, reports indicate that able to organize "an ambulance corps?  the outlook for increased develop- j Should we have enough trained nur-  ment in this industry is most assiir-.ses to spare from the hospitals or the  RECOUNT OF BALLOT!  CHANGES COUNCIL  FliASER VALLEY DYKING  SCHEME   WANTS  AID  One of the biggest . dyking  schemes ever undertaken in Canada  or the United.States has been inaugurated by the Sumas Dyking Commissioners'. It involves 30,000 acres  of land on the Fraser Valley, and  ,the estimated cost of the undertaking is given at nearly a million and  a half.A contract has been given to  a Seattle firm for the dyking, and Lhe  commissioners are now pressing the  Provincial government, for legislation enabling them to assess future  owners in order to prote"bi-Umi*- interests. T,he contract is due to go  into effect in May.  Mr. E. E. Eckert, secretary of the  commission, arrived in Victoria last  week in company with Mr. R. H. S.  Cresswell and Mr. J. A. Flett of Van  couver, and Mr. Ralph Smailes of  the L. M. Rice contracting firm of  f Seattle, who hold the contract for  , . the undertaking,  It is explained  by  1/ Mr. Eckert that the Sumas Comiss-  ^ ion will ask the Provincial Govern  ment at this session of the -legislature for the passing of an act to enable them to assess 12,000 acres contained- in the basin of the Sumas  Lake, which was given the commission by the Dominion Government  to facilitate the dyking scheme for  for approximately 30,000 acres of  land in the vicinity of Chilliwack  Matter of Finance  The Sumas : Dyking Commission  entered into a contract with the L. M  Rice contracting firm for the dyking  of the entire area of 30,000 acres.  and propose paying by bond issue  for $385,000 bearing 5 percent inter  est and extending over a period of  forty years. The entire cost of the  undertaking has -been figured out at  $1,350,000 and the difference between this sum and'the bond issue  is to be found,by the contracting  firm, in return for which they Avill  receive the deeds to the 12,90 acresj  above referred to, the other 18,000  acres remaining in the hauds of the  commission. In this way there'will  be" 18,000 acres of land dyked for  the people at a Cost of $385,000 and  12,000 acres for the contracting,company at a cost of something like "a  million dollars.  It is stated that the people of the  distrit are unanimously in favor of  theundertaking, as it is realized  that the dyking scheme will, when  completed, open up one of the finest  agricultural territories' on the mainland of the Province. In the past it  has been impossible to make any  use of the land on account of the  flooding of the Fraser River. It rises up just when the farmers would  be seeding, and consequently the  land is useless. For daiying and  mixed farming purposes it is" stated  land is useless. For dairying and  bly.'suitecl, and those interested in  the scheme predict that the successful issue of the dyking project will  greatly enhance the agricultural industry on the Fraser banks.���������Victoria  Colonist.  <As the result of the recent change  in the United" States Customs tariff  admiting live stock free of duty,  Canadian stock raisers have had opened to them a practically new market. Evidence of this has been noticeable lately in the number of carloads of hogs and beef cattle being  conveyed through this Port destined  to Seattle. '���������' The principal shipping  point; from "Canada .is Calgary and  the surrounding country, and it is  expected that shipments aggregating  about 25 cars a week will pass  though Abbotsford. Stock raising  in British Columbia is'practically in  its infancy, but in due time and with  the impetus given by; the demand  for stock from points in the United  States, it is expected that our fair  province will soon be in a position  to -reap' some of the benefits now  being: derived toy- -the prairie provinces.' ���������  ing.  Vigorous work has been carried on  by the department of lands, measures will be submitted for your approval dealing with the water and  timber resources.  For the more effective working of  the laws with regard to registration  of land it is proposed to amend the  present.ac^  Following the report- of the municipal commission 'you will be asked  to consider a bill to amend and consolidate the laws relating -to municipalities, including.^-provision for "the  establishment of a municipal department under the government.  Among other-important measures  to be laid before, you will be one  dealing with trust companies; also  an amendment to the school act,  and the consolidation of the game  laws.  The construction of railways in  the , province has progressed most  satisfactorily. You will be asked( to  consider measures aimed at facili-  tatin the objecat of the, legislation  already approved.  By virtue of an order in council,  approved by His Royal Highness, the  Governor-General, Mr. Z. A .Lash, K.  C, of Toronto, and Mr. E. V. Bodwell  K. C. of Victoria, have been selected to represent respectively tlie fed-  (Continued on Page Two.)  To give an' idea of the immense  quantity and value of exports which  daily .pass southward .through Abbotsford, the Customs records show  that for the nine' months ending  December 31st; 1013, the value of  such. shipments amounted to the enormous figure of $3,304,521.29. It  is expected that by the end of the  present fiscal year the grand totals  will go over the $4,000,000.00. mane'  Business must be looking' up.  private work toengage in systematic  military service? We should be very  glad to have some idea as to what  could be done on an emergency. Women are vitally interested in the defence of their homes, and in time of  war are sometimes called upon to  play the harder part. - Relating  to the question of Imperial Defence  our attention has been drawn to the  following remarks which appeared  in an English' paper which are particularly interesting. "The end of  the. world cruise of H. M. S. New  Zealand brings comment on the Imperial spirit of the Dominion from  Mrs. Robinson who writes from Lust-  leigh as folows: .'Every grown person in New Zealand (women as well  as men, for women's suffrage has  been exercised there for twenty-one  years)������������������ has voluntarily fined his or  herself for the cost of this Dreadnought. Nor is this the whole of  their help to the Mother Country.  The New Zealanders were the first  British Colony to fit out a splendid  contingent to help us in the Boer  war and they are now maintaining a  Flying Column of trained soldiers,  nurses and all needful appliances to  go anywhere to the aid of the British Empire directly, they are wanted.  With the lowest death-rate in the  world and a full treasury, New Zealand speaks well for women suffrage  and it is a remarkable example for  the rest of the empire on the value  of a united democracy, in which high  patriotism-prevails, and no one part  of the inhabitants is driven into revolt by the injustice of those1 in power.' "  "    The municipal elections    are1   all  past' for the present year and in almost all cases the results are known  but ,of course thre are exceptions in  some  cases,  and  it  is  claimed "that  Matsqui, is the exception in this case  The Post has not been able to obtain the results of the election as. yet ,  and so far as can be learned-no person knows definitely what the official .  results are  as  the. returning  officer  was unable to complete the work on  Monday last*.    Reeve Merryfield was  called up over the 'phone'from both  Abbotsford and Mission, City but no  definite answer as to the results are  obtainable from him. Mr. 'J. Gibson,  the returning officer cannot be reached by any other means than a communication, which takes'several days  It is understood, however that Mr.  McCallum  is   the  elected   councillor  for   Ward   III.   having  gained  .. two  votes from othr polling places, thus  giving him  a  majority of  one  over  his  opponent.    Mr.  McCallum  is an  experienced  man  in    council    work  and  no  doubt' will  do credit to  his  ward  and  the   municipaality  as     a  whole.  - -������������������* v.   '-   ��������� ���������'    --������.'-'-/ ���������-  For  School   Trustee, "Mr.  Phillips  takes the place of Mr. Wobler.  The  plebiscite   vote,   which   is   of  very  much  interest to  the town  of  Abbotsford,on   the   establishment   of  -a, high school in Matsqui Municipality and as to where it should be lo-  cated, ssems to be still in doubt as  to   which   way   the   vote   went.   Unofficial  returns  state  that     it     was  carried,  and that    Abbotsford    was  the  place ' chosen  for the location.  There are also rumors to the effect that the election may be held  over on the grounds that some of  the* electors were not British subjects, and also allowing proxies to  voto, something unusual in Canada.  What would an election be if all  were perfectly satisfied with the result?  s  WILL  HOLD  EXHIBITION  AT   ABBOTSFORD  ONE   INDIAN MISSING  Mr. Malcolm J. Reid, of Vancouver  Inspector of Coast Ports, paid his  first official visit to Huntingdon on  Wednesday He found the local end  of the Immigration Department in  apple-pie order.  The Indians on the Cultus Lake  Reserve seemingly are enjoying'a  potlatch. Harry Copit and Billey  Dick received a sentence of thirty  days for having liquor in their possession, while their friend Commodore is still very much absent from  his usual place of abode. In the  meantime the police are awaiting his  return from either the Vedder or  Father Fraser. . '  A fairly large attendance gathered  in the Masonic Hall last Monday  evening todiscuss matters pretaining  to the Abbotsford-Sumas Agricultural Association. Mr. H. Alanson occupied the chair and Mr. Wiggins  was appointed secretary. Although  no business of importance was transacted, other than the discussion of a  fair, the meeting was in perfect harmony for holding a fair in Abbotsford this year.  Mr. W. Hill-Tout was appointed a  delegate to attend the Agricultural  convention which will be held in  Victoria. On his return the secretary   will   call   a   meeting   when   the  directors for the year will  pointed and other matters  poi'tance dealt with.  'bo  ap-  iin-  Huiitingdon-  Rural   Telephone  At a meeting held in the municipal hall last week the directors of  the Farmers' Mutual Telephone Com  pany drew up papers for the iricorpor  ation of a new company to be-known  as the' Huntingdon Rural Telephone  Company  n'j  I  ?Ts������i)y^^m<m&  ssra^^awj^  *-i fMB ABBOTSFORD POST  ABBOTSFORD, B. 0.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company.  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and  surrounding district. ' .       ;  Advertising rates made known on application.  "   LEGAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents per line for first -insertion,  and S cents a line for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our ShibJ-^eth���������Neither for.nor agin the Government.,  Friday,  Jan. 23,  1914  THE  MARKET  With a larger supply in most lines  and a crowd of eager buyers, prices  at the market Friday remained fairly steady, advancing in one or two  instances. The only drop was in eggs  which were offered at the close of  the'market for 40 cents a dozen.  The increases were in thefish department, salmon advancing to 15  cents a pound and cod advancing a-  bout two points to 12 cents a pound.  There was a good supply of poul*  try and as usual a brisk  trade was  done in this department. The following were the ruling prices:  Turkeys, per lb., dressed....35c to 40c  Chickens, per lb 20c to 25c  Ducks,   per   lb. J 7c.   to21c.  Butter,   per  lb 40c.  Eggs,  per  doz 4 0c.   to   45c.  Cabbage,   per  lb l%c.   to  2c.  Turnips,   per  sack 60c.   to75c.  Carrots, per sack 60c.  to 70c.  Potatoes,   per   sack $1.10  Onions,   per  sack.- $1.2 5  Crab apples', per lb 2c. to 3c.  Apples, per box: $1.25 to $1.50  Pears, per box $1.00  to  $1.30  Fish,   Retail.  Flounders,  per  lb 10c.  Sturgeon,   per   lb ' 1.5c.  Halibut,  per lb.... 1 Oc.  Smelts,- per   lb -. 10c.  Salmon, 'per  lb 15c.  Herring, "4   lbs..'. 25c.  Retail Meats.  Beef,,rib roasts, per lb 20c to 22c  Beef, loin, per lb 26c. to 27c.  Beef, round steak, per lb...20c to 25c  Boiling beef, per lb 14c.  Veal, per lb 16 %c to' 17c  Pork,'  per  lb 12 %c  to  13c  Mutton,-per lb 8c to 20c  Poultry,   Wholesale.  Hens,  small,  per  doz.....$6.50   to   $7  Hens, large, per doz $8 to $10  ���������Chickens, per doz i $5 to $7  Broilers,   per  doz...��������� $4   to   $5  Hens, live, per lb 17c to. 18c  Chickens, live, per lb 19c to.20c  Ducks, per doz...: $8 to $10  Ducks, live, per lb 16c to 19c  PROVINCIAL  LEGISLATURE  (Continued  from  Page  One)  eral and provincial interests on the  commission presently to assemble for  the purpose of investigating the  claims of the province for better  terms. A request has been formerly  made to the colonial secretary for  the appointment of a third member.  The pomp and ceremony which  marked the inauguration of the session on Thursday last, was replaced  by the routine of business which will  character the legislative chamber  during the next two months.As far  as the house is concerned the scarlet  who went into the district to seek  to influence the electors as to the action they should take' with reference  to their selection of a representative  in the House.  Review  of  Conditions  The member of Dewdney reviewed the history of the province.since  1903. He said that previous" to that  time there had been a general depression in Canada and the" States  and that while conditions had al-  uniforms and gold lace, the brilliant ready improved before 1903, indust-  assemblage of guests and the Sunday I rial   enterprise  in  British   Columbia  to the province in the transportation  of produce to the "fffarket, arid as  the prime inducements of settlers,  coupled with its advancements in the.  development of the' traffic in <visit-  ors, which the sister States below  the 'line have been so quick to realize, was the theme of his addresss  which lasted for little under thirty  minutes. z  Mr. W. ii. Manson  He was preceded by Mr. W. J.  Manson, of Dewdney, who was obviously suffering from extreme nervousness. The member for Dewdney, in a closely'reasoned speech last  ing for an hour,and a quarter, delt  step by step with the development of  the natural resources and industries of the Province since 1903, the  time when Premier McBride 'first  assumed the reins of power.  After the speaker had taken the  chair, Dean Doull, in his academic  robes, and wearing the scarlet hood  of his old university, read the prayers from the lithurgy of the Church  of England. When he had -retired,  Mr. Manson rose to propose the reply to the address from the throne  which was delivered at Thursday's  session by Lieu-Gov. Paterson.  Before entering on his subject he  made a .graceful acknowledgement  of the honor done to him and to his  constituents in being privileged to  move the reply. He spoke feelingly  of the loss which the legislature had  sustained through the elevation of  Mr. Justice McPhillips  "Wo have lost one of the best and  most generous men who ever sat in  the house," said Mr. Manson, "but  our loss has ben the judiciaryls gain  He has been suceeded- by Mr.' W.  Foster, a man of proven "talents and  exceptional executive ability^ -And  with all humiliation I would add my  voice of congratulation to the constituents of the Islands division in  the  wisdom of their choice."  Mr. Manson referred .briefly to the  was] he said, directly attributable to  Hon. Dr. Young and his staff.  Department of Lands  In speaking of the Department of  Lands the member upbraided those  slanderers of- the Government who  he said had .circulated the rumor a-  mong the'newlsettlers of the province  that'the "reason why they could not  get crown lands near the congested  centres of population was due to the  government. He pointed . to ��������� the  splendid agricultural land in the lower Fraser Valley through the railway  belt which he declared were^'alienat-,  ed by other powers long before the  present government took office  "The acreage of land surveyed today is enough to give.every British  subject who is^a bonafide-settler a  homestead twice over, said Mr.  Manson.  ��������� In referring to the amount of land  recently surveyed he "said that in.  1903, 214,247 'acres of land and  timber were surveyed as-compared  with 2,854,857 acres surveyed during last year. Out of this amount  surveyed in 1903, 128,000 acres was  timber land, and practically only a-  b'out 1,000 acres,of settlers land was  surveyed during that year." In comparison with these figures he said  that during last year ��������� no less than  1,015, 000 acres of land, apart from  timber land, were surveyed by the  lands department.  "The Minister of Lands had been  active in the development of a policy  which in spite of criticism, who do  not see eye to eye with us, which  must tend to the eventual welfare  for the people of the Province.  In conclusion he dealt briefly with  the increase in the fisheries and the'  enormous amount expended last year  on public works in addition to aid to  the farmer, the fruit growers, and  general settlers.  Mr. Foster  In rising to second the reply; Mr.  Foster, who was received with loud  cheers, urged that in matters pertaining- to the general welfare and  prosperity of the country political  affiliations should be forgotten in the  common' desire to utilize to the best  advantage  the  potentialities   of .the  Province.  "It i.=. an ispecial honor and pleasure to me to second the motion,"  said.Mr. Foster,','because the const-:  ituency I have the honor to-repres-'  ent has recently and in no uncertain sound nnd ternis expressed il..s  confidence in Premier McBride and  the administration.  In deaiing with the reports of la-  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables ,..  When you require a comfortable rig;   ,v  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up , ,  : CURRIE & Mc-KENZIE ���������  election in the Islands division and  spoke in strong terms of the attempt ' bor and agricultural commissions, he  made by certain men in the province  clothes of . the legislators, are banished for another twelve months.  Business garb has replaced frock  coats and the familiar scenes of former sessions will again be re-enacted. Legislaors are already begin-  ingto collect reference volumes at  the sides of their desks and Pages  hury to and fro bearing mystic notos  or carrying portfoios to the Ministers.  The feature of Friday's session  was undoubtedly the brilliant speech  made by Mr. W. W. Foster, member  for the Islands division. Mr. Foster  surprised many of the old timers of  the house by his rhetorical. efforts  and at the close of his speech he was  the recipient of many warm congratu  lations from personal friends in. the  the House. Speaking somewhat rapidly, but without a trace of nervousness, Mr. Foster after a few preliminaries, launched into thesubjoct of  which he has been intimately connected during his three years term  of ofllce as DeputyrMinister of Public  Works.  had gone from bad to worse and was  at a very low ebb.  "Sir   Richard   McBride     put     his  said that as they were based upon  impartial and exhaustive investigation they must prove useful in. the enactment of future legislation. la  dealing with new legislation, he predicted that the establishment of a  municipal department would be the  greatest value, affording as it would  a safeguard against injudicious financing, and providing stability for  municipal bonds.  In connection- with legislation affecting railroad construction; he said  the Minister of Railways would douT  btless very shortly detail what has  been accomplished since March 1,  1910 when the province entered upon its great railway programme. In  considering the difficulties of- railroad construction in the Province  he' said that the average cost per  mile of a road bed by a transcontinental  company  was  $2 5,000,  and  , 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'  cL,allLim  ������3  hand  to  the  plough,  determined  to  theroads  of the Mainland,  he  said;  give a stable government to this province and resolved to resuscitate the  financial standing of British Columbia," said Mr. Manson. "Few men in  public life have taken a greater task  upon their shoulders. Few men  have had a greater breadth of vision  or displayed a higher courage than  our premier did when he took steps  to bring order out of chaos. And  the high position in which British  Columbia stands to-day is due to the  splendid services of the Premier and  those men who have so ably supported him in his task.  Dealing first with the mining, industry, Mr.,Manson pointed out that  the revenue obtained from the mines  in 1903 was'$17,000,000 while last  year it amounted to approximately  $32,000,000. The cost of education, he said, had risen in the same  period from $415,000 to $944,000  and the splendid results brought a-  Good roads are an economical asset' bout by the Department of Education  were in many sections costing  over $130,000 per mile, and even on  Vancouver Island the cost was about  $45,000 per mile.  After dealing briefly with the ques  tion of better terms, Mr. Foster referred to the mining outlook.  "There has been evidence of financial depression throughout the world  and British Columbia has felt it  particularly in her larger cities in a  lessening demand for real estate, and  perhaps to some degree in the curtailment of money available from  the old land for investment, but  with a people such as'British Columbia possesses and with her unlimited  and practically undeveloped resources it needs no prophet to foresee  that abundant and permanent, prosperity must always be hers.  "In spite of this socalled depression the mining industry has never  been on a bettter footing or given a  greater promise, and the increased  production in the Cariboo, the splendid showing throughout the Kooten-  ays and other sections is not only a  tribute to the stability of the industry, but is a striking testimony of  the fortunate position British Colum  bia holds in the diversity of her resources.      '     ,  In a brief reference to the ' disagreement between .the owners and  employees in-the coal districts of  Vancouver Island, Mr. Foster was  outspoken in saying that, no mattr,  what may have taken place previously, every right thinking man was  bound to suport the officers of the  Crown in the enforcement of the law/  Passing on to the general policy.of  public works he coupled it with the  finances of the Province on the  ground that on account of the comprehensive policy of public works,  it would be necessary to some extent to adopt a new policy of finance  "It is quite apparent that the time  has arrived that extraordinary measures must be adopted to provide  funds for such a purpose. Up to  the present time considerably over a  half of the revenue of the province  has been obtained from its timber  and land, but year by year, while pre  emption becomes easier, the possibility of obtaining land by purchase has  been made more difficult, and land  sales cannot be looked to in the future as a large source of revenue.  The alternative, which should certainly suit those opposed to any  form of land alienation, is a Provincial loan, and there has never been  a time in the history of the Province  when we stood higher in the commercial markets of the'world."  Road Question  In- dealing with the road question  the member for the Islands spoke of  the value of good roads to develop  and enhance the value of the holding  to facilitate travel for business and  pleasure, to permit school facilities  to reduce the cost of "marketing and  decrease living expenses, and in general to render country life more attractive. He quoted figures to show  the economic side of good roads  question, and pointed out that every  mile of road constructed involved  responsibility of maintenance.  "To provide a skeleton trunk  road'system for this province would  involve an outlay of not less than  $50,000,000," Mr. Foster said, "so  that it can readily be seen that generous as the appropriations have  in1the past there is every incentive  to keep up the agressive road policy  initiated by the present Government.  In conclusion he spoke of the potentialities of the roads of the province as-'an asset in the attractions of  tourists and visitors, and said that  every road in British Columbia, whe  ther it followed the mountainside or  through the forest, crossed .the lowlands, or followed the coast line,  was a scenic road, and as suchcould  be made revenue, producing.  "In many matters our views, necessarily differ, but we all "share a  common desire to build up and develop our province along the lines  commensurate with tho advantage  nature has showered upon us.'  Payment of Commissioners  At the conclusion of Mr. Foster's  speech, Mr. Place moved the adjourn  ment of the debate  Sir Richard McBride thereupon  presented to Mr. Speaker a message  from His Honor the Lieu-Governor  transmitting abill' to authorize the  payment of certain expenses in'connection with commissions issued un- .  der the Great Seal.  Behind the title of this bill lies  the important constitutional question  of the payment of commissioners serving while they are 'members of the  legislature.    Mr.  Hayward, M. P. is  la member of the Royal Agricultural  Commission, and Mr. J. P.Shaw is  a member of the Indian Commission  and, since no member of the legislature is permitted to receive-any emolument for' services under such a  commission, it hast been necesary to  enact an empowering Jbiil that they  be reimbursed for their traveling ex-  penses. ;   .  The said bill, on the motion of the  Premier, was referred to a committee of the whole house. Mr. Speaker -  left the house, and, with Mr. Ernest}  ���������Miller, as chairman of committee,  the bill was introduced and read  a first time, and the second hearing  was fixed for Monday next.  FRASER  VALLLEY  NEWS   ITEMS  Chilliwack has now a ten year  contract with the B. C. Electric C.  to supply that city with 100 candle  power Tungsten lights for street  lighting purposes.  Mr. D. J. McQuarrie succeeds Mr.  J. W. McDonald as postmaster for  New Westminster.  The old court house at Chilliwack  has been thoroughly renovated.  to  M  "���������ft  'W' h1)  frHE  /ABBOTSFORD POST    ABBOfSS^HD,  B. C.  (6f-  jtema  I  fa*-."  _   *^  .--������sL  .rami  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. -  Wc have always so]d goods that were worth the money, and  wc intend to keep right on doing it.   -  Our whole stock has "been picked for quality.    For instance,-  .GRANBY RUBBERS/''  (WEAR LIKE IRON;  are one of our specialties.    Anyone who knows any thing, about  the rubber business in Canada knows what this brand stands for.  ��������� It elands for value, for service, for satisfaction.    No competitive ���������  brand has the same reputation. ,   .  "   Granby Rubbers' were made for wear���������to look well besides���������  but wear, it is on this they have made their wonderful reputation.  The finest materials, the most skillful workmen, and a factory  pride in tlie product; that's a combination that's hard to beat.  Try us on any kind of footwear.   Wc keep only the best.  GEO. C. CLARK  ABBOTSFORD, B.C.  BBammg^ggaiaz^agnroi^  ABBOTSFORD, B. O  Strictly first-class' in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the-best of-wines, liquor and cigars,  -  ���������     RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER  DAY  B.A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  :������������0  sm$.^^mmzmLmmmmz&mim  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, }teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners  and Balpgna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  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  with unexcelled shipping .facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  Athe district, and industries already established,  EXD   OF   HATZIC  COMPANY   LITIGATION'  -After over two days hearing in  Victoria, the Court ol" appeal dismissed the appeal ot L. ricott Elliott and  Messrs Buttar & Clriene, the liquidators of the H. P. Co. against the decis  ion of Chief Justice Hunter, who  granted the petition of the creditors,  Mr. U. Kenworthy, for the dismissal  of the liquidators. The Court, of  peal unanimously upheld the Chief  Justice's   decision.    The  grouds for  the dismissal of the liqudators being  the admittance of incompetency in  their handing over ihe liquidation to  the British North America Company  the making of imprudent bargains  and greatly increasing the liabilities  of the 11. P. Co., Scott Elliott and  liquidators to pay notes.  Mr. S. Taylor and Hamiltin Read  appeared for the successful respondents, the creditors and Mr. a nd Mrs.  Harold Kenworthy, while Messrs E.  V. Bodwell, K. C. and E. P. Davis, K.  C. appeared for the appelants.  i|-������iirn|-| iSHfit] Ww.   i ���������.jpahttftn  rats  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  thoro'ly 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. k&E    ABBOTSFORD-   POST     ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C,  THR  GRIM   KEAl'KJt  CLAIMS ANOTIIMli IMONKfili  There passed away en Thursday  morning at 9 o'clock, another of our  pioneers, in the person of Mr. T. J.'  DeLair, avIio died in the Sumas hos-  ,pilal after a protracted illness.  , The deceased was one of the first  settlers   in   this   part   of   the   Fraser  ..Valley, and delighted'to tell strangers of the many changes that' had  taken place during the recent years.  , Ho was one of those sturdy men who  ��������� are a  credit- to  any  community,   al-  ��������� ways having a definite plan made before  setting  out to 'accomplish  any-  . thing,   but   always   willing, to   listen  to what others had to say, and able  to   guide   himself  accordingly.       He  took  pride in  what he had  accomp-  ��������� lislied, in what his neighbors had ac-"  complished,   in   the   growth     of  our  little town and the surrounding com-  . niunity.    As an instance of. his energy it may be said that he was among  the first to  back  up the Abbotsford  fair   held   for   the   first   time   some  years ago.    He loved to take the initiative.  The deceased was of a kind-hearted, Cheerful disposition, being willing to lend a hand during a time of  adversity, and there are many wii'o  could testify tc assistance from his  .helping hand..  He leaves two sons and two daughters to  mourn  his  demise;   Mrs.  T.  Walters, Mrs. T. ,Yorke, and Thomas  ���������and  Less,  all  of Abbotsford.  The funeral took place to-day.  says: 'Unquestionably the work  there is in better shape this year  than ever before.' Not only have  the fire fighting facilities, such as  trails, lookout stations, telephone  lines, tool-caches ��������� and fire-guards,  been very much improved, but the  construction of good roads has  made t he pleasure resorts in "these  reserves more accesible to the public.  The larch, or 'tamarack' of eastern  Canada will soon be commercially  extinct. ��������� Already according to Dr.  Gordon Hewitt, the.Dominion Entomologist, its enemy, the large larch  saw-fly .'has destroyed between fifty  and one hundred per cent of the eastern larch.' This insect pest was introduced from the United States  from Europe about 1881, and,'* hav-  few  MILWAUKEE  ROAD  IS  BUSY  AT  BOUNDAKY  Activity of surveying parties in the  vicinity of the international boundary at Huntingdon, B. C, has  brought about reports of a projected entrance by the Chiicago, Milwaukee" & Puget Sound Railroad into  this country, reviving - rumors current in Vancouver previously to the  effect that that railroad was looking-  for terminals here.  The, latest development is to the  effect that surveyors are mapping  out a line around the town of Sumas  towards the International- boundary  line, and it'is said that this is .with  the intention of entering Canadian  territory.   If is   said, also   that     the  HAVE  YOU  CLOSED  ���������" lv YOUR EYES  to the necessity for fine, open  plumbing? It is a,sanitary re  quisite. Technical judgment  such as we .show, is an essential in modern plumbing..'Our  plumbing doesn't cost any  more' in the beginning than  the old-fashioned kind. In -  the end our plumbing costs  laid out' with a view to a-  void frequent repairing.  -    WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bldp. Abbotsford  jug few natural enemies in America,. J Milwaukee  road   will     use     several  has  spread   over  the  whole  eastern ' miles, of 'the dyke to be built around  Sumas Lake and connect    with    the  continent.    It is  doubt-  it will be brought under  half of the  ful whether  control.  The revenue from the' forests of  British. India, under the administration of the Indian Forest Service, a-  mounted.last year to fourteen mill-  ioir'dollars. Over one and one-quarter million dollars were drrived  from the sale of minor produce other than timber, and a similar amount  was obtained by leasing grazing privileges in these forests.  Many cases of. the Indians* waste  fulness with game have been noted  in the West.    One. Dominion Forest  Surveyor writes 'The Indians slaughter an enormous number of moose  of which they waste over one, half  Often they take away only the hide  while they seldom take away, more  than the hind quarters.  .MUNICIPAL  ELECTIONS  THROUGHOUT   THE  VALLEY  iwm������Mi8i6������������resraremsras^^  LOCALS  Mr. and Mrs. M. Ware Copeland  anourn the loss of their infant child  who died on Thursday last.  . - Mr. J. A. McGowan, president of  the Abbotsford Conservative Association, left for Victoria Thursday  where he will attend the Conservative Association as a delegate from  Abbotsford.  Mrs. Richardson,-of Bellinghani, is  spending a few days in Abbotsford  the guest of Miss McMaster  .Mr. P. Ross, of Aldergrove, was a  visitor to Abbotsford on Thursday.  Mr. Wm. Towlan, one of the veteran war horses in the political arena  also one of the pioneer settlers of  Mt. Lehman, was in Abbotsford on  Thursday renewing his old acquaintances.  Mr. and Mrs. Armatage have been  here the past few days-the guests  of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Boyd. Mr.  Armatage is the manager of the Alberta Lumber Co., with headquarters at Edmonton.  , Delta   District.  Mr. A.  D.  Patterson was an easy  victor over his opponent,. Mt. W. A.  Kirkland in the contest for the reeve  ship of Delta. The councillors elected were:  Messrs. Savage, Huff, Harris, Morley and Brown. ���������  Kent.  Mr. Geo. Nichols was elected reeve  of  this  municipality  over  Mr.   R.L.  Asliton. The-councillors were elected  by acclamatoin as follows: Messrs. J.  Duncan,   W.  Mackie, A.  M.  McPher-  son and N'. McCallum. Messrs J. H.  Morrow, A. C. Webster and J. A. McRae were elected school trustees.,  Coquitlam   Municipality.  Mr. L. E. Marmont was elected as  feeve  of  Coquitlam  municipality  by  a majority of. 92  over Mr. R. J.  Atkins." The councillors we're:   J.'  Robertson,  R-.   Oxtoby, E.  Percy,'"  B. Baker, W. Whiting.  Chilliwack District.  Mr. F. C. Kickbush was elected  reeve by acclamation. The ''councillors are Messrs. J. A. McLeod, W.  M. Wells, Robert Mercer, James Bai  ley, J. A. Evans. School trustees, J.  C. Robertson, D. E. Barrow, W. J.  Thompson.  Maple Ridge. .  For  reeve���������N.   F.   Lougheed  226,  T. J.  Drain  19 5.  Councillors....W.  H.  Ansell,  J.  M.  Dale,   G.   H.   Fulton,   D.   B.   Martyn.  School   Board���������Robert   Lake,   H.  Purdy, F. Biggs.  C.  D.  H.  Canadian Northern Railway to the  north of the lake and obtain running  rights into Vancouver.  The Milwaukee- at present operates  over the Bellinghani Bay and B.  C.  Railroad into Sumas but does not yet  enter into competition for passenger  service to any extent. The surveyors  have laid out a line from the present  terminal of that line in Sumas round  the town towards the north. The explanation of' this move is set out to  be for a connection with the 13. C. E.  R. Fraser Valley line,. which runs a  few feet off the boundary.     .The real,  reason, however, is said -to be an en-'  trance to Canada which will be followed by an extension' over tlie Sumas Lake flats towards the Canadian  Northern line.  If th railroad-should use a part  of the Sumas dyking scheme for .its  rDadbed, .it. is said ;that- .portion of  the work would -have"''tVbe���������'���������concreted  In any event., if the right of way  should run across thecals,, considerable filling -would .'haver to be done'  as seen by. the B. C Electric grade  and the dyke would be" a handy method of avoiding it.  Rumors  have  been  current for  a  considerable  time  that  the   Milwaukee, road are negotiating for terminals in .the city, and it was said that  the railroad would acquire-the .Heaps  Lumber Mill property at Cedar Cove  although nothing has been heard of  it for many months.    If the Milwaukee should obtain running rights over  the   Canadian   Northern  into' the  city, it is quite likely that it would  use the proposed joint terminals of  the  Great Northern  and     Canadian  Northern   railways   on   False   Creek  for its passenger  business.  FRESH OYSTERS  Fresh Eastern Oysters for sale by the pint  or in bulk.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  E.. O.. Brandage  Painter and Decorator  B.  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at practical  prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Paistoir��������� Rev. J. L. Cam  bell,  A., B. D.  Services���������Sunday school  10   a.m.  Public Warship .11 a. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  -'Public Worship 7.30 p  Choiir Practice, Friday 8 p.  Meeting -far   Bible    Study  Prayer Wednesday 8, p. m.  Huntingdon  Sundpy  School, 2.15 p.  m.  Public Worship 3.30 p. my  m.  m.  and  TILIZE  So3   Bates  The   market  for  Shooting  Notices.  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  The Annual General meeting of  the Abbotsford Conservative Associa-  tion will be held in the Masonic  Iiall, Abbotsford, B. C. on Friday  evening, January 30th, 1914, at 8  p. in.   .  All supporters are invited.  G.  C.  CLARKE,  Secretary.  IN  THIS   SUPREME     COURT     OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA IN PRO  RATE.  NOTICE  Re Ulderic  NOTICE  is  Creditors and other  any  debt,  or against  TO   CREDITORS  Prefontaine,  Deceased  hereby given that all  persons having  claims  or   demands  upon  the estate of Ulderic Pre-  -   . ������  Matsqui   Hote  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  ���������M. MacDonald.  H. Watson, Mg-r.  EUROPEAN PLAN   \  Rates 50c, 75c  and  $1.00  per day  First Class Grill and Bar in Con-  Free Sample, Room,  j? Commercial ..House  of the Fraser Valley.  Porfer meets all trains  Abbotsford Feed Store  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  \  nection  The leading  SOUTH  ALDERGROVE   ITEMS  Mr.  Jas. Walker met with an/accident   when   at   Patricia   post  oflice  ' for his  mail.     As  he was mounting  his horse, it bolted and threw him to  the ground.    He struck on his head  and dislocated his neck.    The doctor  who was called looks for his recovery  Mr.' and   Mrs.   Bay  Robertson   on  the international boundary lino gave  a party to the young people of this  place A very enjoyable evening was  spent by the fifty present  ;     The friends*.and a cquaintances of  Mr. A. Vannetta, sr., will be pleased  lo know he is able to    be around a-  gain.  Mrs. D. Faulkner.is ill in Vancouver.  Miss Warner has gone to Vancou  ver to resume her duties.  FOUKSTItY-   FACTS  Mr. R. II. Campbell. Director of  Forestry, who recently returned  from a tour of inspection of the Dom  inion  Forest Reserves in  the  West.  fontaine' of Abbotsford, in  the Province of British  Columbia,  Farmer,  deceased,    (who   died   on   or   about  the 25th-day-of February, 1912 and  probate  of  whose will  was granted  to  Arithemise Prefontaine and  Clothilda Prefontaine of Beloeil in the  Province of Quebec on the 22nd day  of   October,   1913,   by  the   Supreme  Court  of     British     Columbia)     are  hereby required to send in the particulars in writing of    their    debts  Claims or Demands to  Messrs Tup-  por, Kitto & Wightmah, Royal Bank  Chambers, 408 Hastings Street, West  City of Vancouver,, Provinre of British  Columbia,  the solicitors for the  said  executrices  Arthemise  Prefontaine   and   Clothilda   Prefontaine   on  or  about  the   9th   day   of  February  A.   D.   19.14.  AND   NOTICE   IS   HEREBY   also  given   that   after   the   expiration   of  that  time  the  said  executrices 'will  proceed; to   distribute   the  assets  of  tlie deceased among- the parties entitled thereto having regard only to  the   debts,   Claims  and   Demands  of  which   the   said     executrices     shal  then have notice and that   they will  not  be liable  for  the assets or  part   thereof   so -distributed   to  person  of  whose  debt  claim  or  maiids they shall not then have  notice.  Dated at Vancouver this 19th  of January, A. D., 191.4.  .Tapper,   Kitto   &   Wighthian. ���������  Solicitors for the said Executrices  J. K.  MCMENEMY  Horseshoer and General  Blacksmith  M\  THE    MERRIAM   WEBSTER  The'Only New unabridged dictionary in many years. "  Contains tho pith and essence  of aa authoritative ��������� library.  Covers every field of knowledge. An Encyclopedia in a  single book.  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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 lias also established salesrooms   in  New Westminster, on the second   floor of the B. C.   Electric   b'ock and at  Chilliwack. '    .  B. C. ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY


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