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Vol. VI., No. 11.
ABBOTSFORD, B. C,, FRIDAY,, Jan.  24, 1913
By a very large majority tho property holders of Sumas Prairie voted
on Wednesday last that the dyking
scheme should, go ahead, and now it
will he up to the contractors to'make
The scheme of dyking this lake was
first mooted' hy the 'Matsqui-Sumas
Board of Trade wnen it was first organized, and was one of thev first matters taken up by that body, when it
met at Abbotsford. 'The property
holders voted on this scheme once before, but as the Dominion government
was too lax in signing the regular
papers giving-away the dyked land in
lieu of the dyke, it was deemed necessary for the voting to take place again,
as much of the property had changed
hands, and the man who owns' ten
acres has as much, say as the man
who owns 160.
-  After  the dyke has  stood. for one
season the freshets    of    the    Fraser'
River, thereby showing that it is cap
able   of  protecting the   dyked   land,
some. 30,000 acres of reclaimed^,land
will be passed over .to the contractors.-
Pumps. will be";t installed. vt<? pump the"
lake" dry,"and1 >ill be kept in-readiness when1 deemed'necessary to use
them,;in. the future.*'
It is' claimed that the land of Sumas
PrairieJs-just as good .as any in'the
Fraser'Valley or the provincelof Brit-~
ish Columbia,'and as there are mauy
thousands, of acres affected by the
high waters of old Father Fraser, the
dyke will be of Incalculable value to'
the whole prairie. , When settled it
will make one of the finest farming
lands" of the Fraser, and that is saying
some, as there is dyked land in the
Delta at-the present time that is selling at $1,000 per acre, but it is of
course' in. a high state of cultivaton,
but shows' to what values the reclaimed and surrounding land, may
reach. Consider this, and also the
fact that some of the prairie land was
the other day valued, and passed into
other hands at $50 per acre. ;    ,-.
Then al.l will* say good-bye to Miss
Mosquito. ,        . -  s
The result of the voting on this
question' was: Individuals, 110 for,' 37
against. Land represented, for 11,000
acres, against, 2,000 acres. The construction of the dyke is in the hands,
of the Rice Company.
Commissioners appointed by the
\Provincial Government for the taking
of affidavits in the'-Chilliwack Elec-\
toral District., are: ���Richard Arthur
Henderson ,'of Chilliwack; Theodore
A. F., Wiancko,, of Sardis; Edward
Dodsley Barrow, of Chilliwack;''Alexander ,H._Mercer,'of Rosedale; David
Nichol, ,of Saijdis; , John SMcLeod^-.bf.
Atchelitsi- Jbtfn>Cayerhill.Elliott, M.D',
of Rosedale; Alvert Devonish Wh'eal-
'er, of'East Chilliwack; William Ros-
��� cliff Walker, of Chilliwack; John'Ball,
, of Peardo'nville; .-Thomas Straiton^of
Straiton; Wendell Bowman,, of Hunt:
ingdoh; Martin;Ware""Cbpeland; of Abbotsford ; Phillip Jackman, of Denni-~
son; Peter Halversbn, of Matsqui, and
William Miller, of Mt. Lehman.
Qur stock of goods for the
present cold spell cannot be
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equalled anywhere,
��� We have
in all sizes,
and at prices that will
suit your pocket.
Nothing but the Choicest Groceries in Stock.
$1.00 PER YEAR
Many New Members Enroll-
Offlcers for the Coming
Year Elected.
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,The most successful, meeting since
the inauguration of the/Matsqui-Sumas
Board of Trade was \""held in ' L the'
Masonic Block, 'Abbbtsford's recent'
disastrous fire having wiped out the
former meeting place in the Maple
Leaf Hall, on Monday.night last, when
over fifty members attended.
Of course a number of these were
new members,-but the ,.way they en-
,tered into the discussions of the various matters which were brought up
for discussion showed that they had
the .welfare of the .Valley at heart. 'r
^ If, the interest >jhanifest^t^the..last.
'meeting is-'maintained,during the year
our Board will rank as one of the foremost in the Valley? ~        ,-
������ No one will.dispute the fact that our
Board of Trade has-accomplished a
great deal of good ,for the community
In the past, and with the incentive of
new blood working Harmoniously with
the more experienced members there
is no doubt that Abbotsford and surrounding country? will derive a lasting
benefit from the efforts-put forth by
this year's board.
The Secretary read the minutes, of
the last meeting) which were adopted.
��� The following new members were
then enrolled:���Messrs. A. Mclnnis,
Dave McKenzie, W. A. Ferguson, A. C
Dudden, F. Currie, E. H. McKinnon, E.
Chamberlain, C. A. Ryall, Albert Lee,
Ralf, Dalzell, G. E. Hayes, Geo. W.
Gellett, Wm. McNabb, C. Hutton, Har-
rop, H. Hammond, J. E. Vanetta, Dan
Emery, G. H. Lidley, J. R. Thornton.,
A large number of communications
were read and referred to the different
committees to report on next meeting,
the principal being a communication
from Premier McBride in regard to the
water system. This was referred to
the president', Mr.i Hill Tout, who is
dealing with this important matter.
A communication from the B. C.
Electric Railway Co. in regard to the
establishment at Vancouver and New
Westminster of an information bureau
and the installation of a display of the
products produced in the district traversed by their line was read and referred to the Agricultural Committee.
A letter from C. Stuart Wade, secretary of the New Westminster Board
of Trade, in regard to the holding of
a meeting of the Royal Commission
on Agriculture in Abbotsford, was also
read and referred to the Agricultural
A number of reports were presented.
Mr. B. J. Gernaey, the treasurer,
made a favorable report as regard the
finances of the board. The receipts
for last year were $147; disbursements, $58.20; cash in hand, $79.40;
cash per J. W. MeCallum's book, $9.40.
The coal famine is past.1
������ ' There is no more need for passengers to freeze i themselves to death
whiie-waiting for a tram or for those
who have recently been trying to make
a'-fire .from old shoes, YloUies, etc.,
much to the annoyance of the olfactory organs of-their neighbors, to continue in their evil way.   '
These are all things of the,past.
J. J. Sparrow, Abbotsford's merchant
prince, who always has the interest of
his fellow-citizens at heart.'has come
to the rescue, and with the assistance
of ..the C. -P. R��� who naturally received
a slight monetary consideration for
their trouble, now has coal to burn.
He received two carloads on Wednesday.
"Tim's" pleasant smile was more
pronounced than usual this week.' No
wonder. 'He was successful in getting
a large number of new members to
join the Board of Trade. This is a
good example for others to follow.
The Treasurer also reported having
interview Mr. O. Wilkie, secretary of
the Fraser-Valley-Publicity Bureau;
in- regard-to'the, advisability/of. this
'board'��� joining,Tand 'reconimended' that
it would be of-much, benefit if such"a
measure were adopted.
This-matter was referred, tb'Mr:-A.
J. ��� HeiideTson, ,-who will ��� attend the
meeting of the Publicity Bureau at
New Westminster, and who will report
on the feasibility of joining" same at
next meeting. i
Mr. J. E. Patton, for the Fire Committee, reported no progress'.
The secretary was instructed to communicate with the Railway Commissioners in regard to Hazel street crossing.       1
' Election of officers then took place,
resulting in the following.being elected for the ensuing year:���
' President���Chas. Hill Tout.
- Honary Vice-presidents���The Reeves
of Matsqui and Sumas Municipalities.
Secretary���S. A. Morley.
Treasurer���B. J. Gernaey.
Committees were appointed as follows:���
Agriculture���Messrs. G. Gellett, C.
Hill .Tout, D. H. Nelson, A. H. Harrop,
F. Munroe!   -    ���
Transportation���Messrs G. C. Clark,
B. B. Smith, A. J. Henderson, H. Alan-
son, R. J. Shortreed.
Membership���A. M. King, J. McEl-
roy, B. J. Gernaey, J. E. Patton, A.
Finance���B. B. Smith, Albert Lee, A.
J. Henderson, Cyril Harrop.
Fire���W. Taylor, J. E., Vanetta, A.
Roads���H. Gazley, J. Higginson, J.
G. Copping,   M.   L.   McPhee,   G.   E.
Water���H. Alanson, C. Hill Tout, J.
McElroy, A. J. Henderson, T. A. Swift,
B. B. Smith, Win. Taylor, J. A. McGowan. ���
General Committee, consisting of
the chairman of each committee, H.
Alanson (water), G. Gellett (agriculture), G.C. Clark (transportation), A.
M. King (membership), H. Gazley
(roads), A. Mclnnis (fire), B. " B.
Smith- (finance), J. Higginson (light).
The secretary was instructed to procure the necessary stationery, after
which the meeting adjourned...
Extracts From an Interesting
Lecture Delivered
The following interesting article appeared in' the News-Advertiser of
January 19:
Imagine  if you  can  for  a moment
what life would be like without books
or magazines,  without  any  daily   papers, without any; histories or any written records' of the past, without letters
from our absent and loved ones, without writing of any kind.    It, is almost
impossible . to conceive such a condition  of  things.    Speech   itself, seems
scarcely more' important to man than
the, an of  writing,  or  recording  his
thoughts;  his"?aspira'tibns,';""his  hopes,
his-discoveries, his achievements.    It.
it not too much to say that man could
not have any- great advance in corporate  life,  in  culture,    in    civilization
without the aid of epigraphy of some
kind.    The most degraded and  backward races  of the  earth, today have
all   some   rude   system   of   recordings
incidents   and   events   in   their  lives,
and we know as an historic fact that
no peoples of the' past have ever risen
to ay degree of culture and civilization
worth calling such without the aid and
use of writing.
Epigraphy or writing/ then, being %
such an important factor in the life-
history and intellectual development of
man, its origin and evolution must
needs be a subject oi deep interest to
every thoughtful inquiring mind. For
this reason I purpose to attempt to
give you a sketch of the history and
development of the art of writing from
the crudest efforts of our'remote savage ancestors who first ^invented it,
down to the evolution of our alphabetic
symbols. v
The present age is one pre-eminently
of discoveries, and of all the great discoveries we have made there is none
more significant and important in its
bearings upon the life-history of man
than the discovery of his great antiquity on this globe.
The way to make an apparently
"dry" subject popular and even fascinating without sacrificing any of Its essentials was demonstrated by ' Mr.
Charles Hill-Tout of Abbotsford, in the
large hall at the Aberdeen school on
Friday evening, when he lectured upon
"Tile Origin of the Art of Writing," the
title of the lectureNvhich he has been
delivering throughout the Dominion
during the last few months under the
auspices of the Canadian branch of the
American Archaeological Institute.
Friday night's lecture, which was well
attended, the audience including many
ladies and gentlemen well known in
the intellectual life of the city, was
given -under the auspices of the Vancouver branch of the American insti-
(Continued   on   Page   Two)
oxnrw&59ttsr&g!ttrsBiR**KJ^ /  *HB ABBOTBflOftD POST,      ABBOTSJS'ORD, B. C.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  ir .  Published Every Friday. by;?The Post Pub%hj[ng Company.  A weekly journal' de.y9t.etl; to/.,the interests^ ofvAbbotsiord.^ud .  surromidiiig' district. ' I1  Advertising rates made ku.own on application. .      ^  LEGAL ADVERTISING^-;^ cents per line.for. firstuin.se;rtiori;;  and 8 cents a line for all subsequent consecutive insertions. ''-'  Our Shibboleth���������Neither for, nor,,agin ,the/Government.,  Friday, January, 24, ,19,13  THE POLL TAX.  That detestable license for the privilege of living in British Columbia,  termed the poll tax, has at last been  abolished.  Henceforth instead of taking three  dollars out of our left pockot and paying it into the provincial treasury, we  will' take it out of the right pocket���������  and many of us will be compelled to  contribute more from, the right hand  pocket than has hitherto .been extracted from the left. Why? Because thousands of men who have been called  upon to help replenish the treasury  with their little three dollars will in  future pay nothing for the services  which the government is rendering to  them every day. Some one, then, must  foot the bill���������the entire burden will  therefore fall upon the property owner. The abolition' of this tax gives  every Chinaman in the country the  most model of governmental protection without costing him "one cent.  Now, the man who will not, or cannot, or does not want to contribute  three dollars yearly for the maintenance of peace, and for his own protection, is a very small and miserable  man indeed. Of course, there are some  men who object to taxes of any kind  on general principle. Money thus paid  goes out of their pocket and apparently nothing comes in return. They are  too small minded to understand that a  government must have money to build  roads, trails, bridges; to open up the  country that it may be fit for them to  live in; and last, but not least, to supply them with police protection, and'  justice to bring them out of the meshes when their weakness allows them  to fall in and get tangled up.  We contend that there were many  worse evils than the poll tax, and it  was such a small one that the average  man could not feel it and a real man  should be ashamed of himself if he  i.-iade a howl about it.���������-Ex. :  THE   MARKET.  Prices in the meat department at  the market this morning showed a  tendency to strengthen and an increase of about one and two cents a  pound on all lines was quoted. Local  dealers report that an increase was  made last Saturday, the day before  the big fire at Calgary, when over  4,000 carcasses were destroyed, and  it is expected that a further increase  will be made in a short-time. It is  stated that there is almost a meat  famine, not owing to the fire, but  because beef is not available.  Pork this morning was quoted  wholesale at 13 and 13 1-2 cents a  pound, mutton 12 1-2 and 13 cents,  and beef 11 and 11 1-2 cents a pound."  Pork, retail, was offered at 17 cents,1  mutton 17 cents, and beef from 15  cents a pound up, according to the  cut.  The bad condition of the roads ,as  a result of the heavy snowfall during  the past week, evidently had its effect, and several familiar faces , of  farmers were missing this morning.  The supplies in general lines were  fair, however, and prices were much  the same as last week. Eggs were  offered at. 55'cents a dozen retail, and  butter at 40 cents,' and business was  good in this department.  The usual business was transacted  in the poultry section, with prices  remaining unchanged. Prices in the  vegetable department also remain  stationary.  The Prices.  Eggs, retail, per dozen :.. 50c  Chickens, per dozen   ?4 to .?7  Pullets, per dozen ,*<,,....  Young' birds,, per ,dozen........;...$6( to $8  Broilers, per dozen .-.,���������. $3 to 94.  Pouitry, live.weight .U8c to 20c  Ducks, per dozen ������������������ $7to?9.  Ducks,"per pound   18c to 20c  Poultry, dressed, per ppund , 25c  Turkey,, per lb. live weight., ,33c to 35c  Geese, per lb. iive weight 20c,to 23c  Turkey, dressed, per lb 40c  Geese, dressed, .per lb 23c to 25c  ������ Vegetables.  Potatoes,' ton   ?13 to $15  Beets, per sack   ?1  Carrots, per.sack 70c  Cabbago, wholesale,, per. lb  lc  Cabbage, per,head   10c to 15c  Onions,,per .Back   $1.26  Celery, per crate   $1.50  Turnips, per, sack :....'.  65c  Small .Fruits.  Apples, per box 80c to $1.25  Apples, 5. lbs '.  15c  Pears,,per box  : $1.00  .  Eggs and, Butter-  Eggs, retail per dozen 55c  Eggs, wholesale   4tic to 45c  Duck eggs, per dozen  60c  Young birds, per dozen....' ...$6.to $8  Butter, retail, per lb. 40o to 45c  Honey, per comb 25c  Wholesale Meat.  Pork, per lb 13c to 13%c  Lamb, per lb  12 l-2c  Mutton,,per lb .12 %c to 13c  .   Retail Meats.  Beef, best, rib roasts  "... 15c to 18c  Beef,.loin  '.  18c to 22c  /Beef, round steak 25c  Boiling,beef  10c tol4o  .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  . ,fr,8h-  Salmon, .cphoes...... ,15c, 2 'for 25c  Steelhead salmon,.per,,lb, 15c  Sturgeon  _..15c  Halibut,....' 10c  Smelts   10c  Herring, 3Ibs 25c-  Sole..' .' 10c  THE EVQLUT1PH; OF -WRITING  (Continued front (page ,1*  tute.   .The. lecturer, .who., illustrated  his points by sixty fine slides specially  prepared for the occasion, spoke for  upwards of two hours without a note  and was able to lighten.'his, subjects  by many touches of humor with ref-  erence -to_ the .quaint and sometimes  incongruous pictorial "methods utilized  by primitive man to make his meaning  clear.   The audience marvelled at the  quick perception and inventive .genius  01 some, of these peoples, as they listened to the iecturer.interpreting, from  the signs thrown , on j the Bcreen, an  ancient love letter or a political document.  The lecture was, in part, as follows:  Of all the inventions which in,the  course of his history man has achieved  it is extremely doubtful if there is a  greater of more important one than the  invention of writing.  When I was a youth, it was authori-  tatively taught that the world and all  upon it was only a few thousand years  old. Today we are better informed and  now know that our world was,millions  of years in the making. And along  with this evidence of the world's age  we gathered at the same time tile   $15 evidence of man's  presence here ,in  long-gone geological times, so remote  indeed that \ve can only compute them  ybyi(<tens and hundreds of thousands  of, y%earsv The last quarter of the cenr  (tury/.jand 'particularly^ the,., later,,years  "of it'have been very fruitful'; in ev^  .idences of,,the,antiquity oilman. His  .material reminds, his,ancient weapons  and  tools,,have -been,,found, in undis:.  turbed geological strata, which iu the  opinion of those best qualified to  speak with authority on such matters  belong to -the Tertiary, period.  ' "    ',.'..  - The inscription known .as the Mena  tablet belongs to,,the first dynasty.-and  Is probably, ati'least seven .thousand'  years old. , It is.one., of the, earliest  Egyptian-inscription's ,we, possess., It is  .plain, from this, and .other ancient tab-  jets, that ..the..Egyptian ..hieroglyphic  writings began with picture ideograms,  many of which remainded in use down;  to the Roman period. ��������� Thus .the,common symbol of ideogram of the sun, a  circle with a dot in the centre, is  found in the earlier, as in .the .later,  inscriptions, and the same is true of a-  host of others. Ideograms of this'kind  .which represent objects pictorially are,  not difficult to read.  The difficulty of picture-writing be-^  gins when we try to express abstract  ideas, for ,the same symbol .will sug-<  gest .different ideas, and different  writers would, use different symbols to^  express tne same,idea or thought. This,  is brought out,very, clearly when We.,  compare the ideograms of the dif-.  ferent hieroglyphic systems. ' ,,  The, Egyptian and the Chinese use  the wavy, undulating line to represent  water, the reason of which is obvious.  The abstract ideas of "thirst,",  "power," "battle," were thus expressed  by the Egyptians: thirst by the wavy  line, symbol for water and the figure  of a calf running towards it. This  ideogram is by no means obvious and,  one could easily imagine it to mean  anything else than'"thirst." "Power"  is expressed by a brandished whip and  "battle" by two'arms, one' holding :'a  shield and the other a spear. In like  manner in Chinese we find the idea ex*  pressed by our word "hermit" is de1:  noted by two characters which in their;  earlier forms represented the outlines'  of a mountain and' a man lying pros-;  trate upon ��������� it," thus "a man of ��������� th������  mountains" or' "a solitary mountain^  dweller." "Dark" or "darkness" Us'!  expressed by the "symbol-'of-the sun  under a tree and "light"'by the sun1.  over a.tree, or .the two symbols of siinj  and.moon together; and the.two hands,  joined together is the'ideogram signify^  ing '.'friends" or friendship." |  The -Hittities were a great Western'  Asian-Power at the time of Rameses  the Second.  ��������� ���������Thus far-we have been unsuccessful;  in finding, the key to "the decipherment  of the Hittite writings. Earlier ;in  their,,.history,.. as their monuments  show, they.used a pictorial script.  , The.last,.but .by no.means the elast,  .hieroglyphic, .system,, is .that *of the  newly-discovered ������������������ Cretan. 1 known _ to  palaeographers,.as the ,Scripta. Minoa.  The .Minoan-civilization, as it has, been  named, after Minos,, one of the, earlier  and-most powerful of the island kings,  reached a high.degr.ee of.culture.  ,. The.Scripta Minoa is, -like all-tb,e  other, systems., we .have examined,: of  pictoriat origin.. .The various inscriptions are representations. of .common  ���������objects, .such as utensils,, plants, birds  and heads, human and .otherwise, and  show a series of remarkable resemblances amounting in many instances to  actual obvious identity, of .form and  origin, between, the so-called Phoenician alphabet and the Cretan symbols.  For this reason Sir Arthur Evans who  discovered the Cretan script, claims  theSoripta Minoa as the true source,  of the Phoenician alphabet and therefore of our own, through the Roman  and Greek.  Thus far we have not been able to  decipher-the Cretan inscriptions, but  scholars in various parts of the world  are engaged upon them, and any day  the key which which will reveal tot lis  their interesting secrets, their evolution and history, may be discovered.  " The prospect is good for a reduction  in the cost of living in eastern boarding, houses, owing to the intention;, bf  California prune growers ..to,,ship  their product to the east via parcels  post' in eight-pound packages. i  ,l���������ft% cent^flpfocauftt  , jQltily af fetyjefti! #jidjg6ing fast.  ���������WP"������W"  Abbotsford  Livery,; Reed and Sales Stables  When you require a; comfortable rig;  one that'feels good and .looks good;  , ring up  , CURRIED -.McKENZIE  1 I  Having disposed of ,o,ur,business ,to H.  .< Alanson, we have opened an .office withfti  :.,i1Hy;McKenzie,;J.jiext the livery stable,  "��������� ..where all.outstanding,accounts,:will be  settled.   :      .    ���������  >������������������  .������111 *  'jtfm'i  r-..-���������'������   r  , Meager  -n  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. parley   '  -.-Meeting^Held First ^Monday, of Each Month  *  Write the, secretary regarding manufacturing sites!  with unexcelled; shipping facilities, and scheap power  or information regardih^the-farm and:fruit lands of  the^distrjet,.and industries, already established.  Arethe proper thing to start the year 1913  Purchase now^ and make the first .payment  \ New Year's Day  Houses and Lo;ts at .Special Holiday Prices and  the instalment plan  on;!  ^w^������������������ '���������������'  V.  '.���������'JP'WlffiSl  'Fiv:!w%'_*������i ������:\ ������������;,2������2&',rf2'ii.- i,*"Kt"?t'l���������C*.1W*~  ''"''  i'.(,'  j,'/  I  VI  \   J.  f  8  Abb^sfohd j&ost,    abbotsford, b c<  ,.���������..���������.������������������**.������..������  We havealittle Jewelry  and some Watches left  for those who have for:  .   . '    b.'.i-   .   i, i <     a , *  gotten their friends during Xmas. 'Prices are  just the same.  T      f  Our guarantee stands behind every article  CAMPBELL, The Jeweler, Abbotsford  wiiMiiiiiiwi  /  7A  ((JHANBVi  HUB������IB  CO  UWTH  J ',������-'.������d ...  WE FIT YOU;  Most people think of rubbers as "just  ...riab.bers? "; We. don't. yWe- think there  are rib rubbers, made equal to  G^AJPY^RljmBERS  ��������� ^ -  We know about these, fine rubbers. We  know what good material goes into them,  how carefully ;they; are; made, and"What  careful inspection every pair gets.  ^eare prdud^to ^represent the Granby  Rubber Company: #nd alrnpstas proud as  the manufacturers,of;the! saying, Granby  Rubbers "\^R������l^JRpN:"  Geo-���������; Clark  ���������/Abbotsford';'w  T.  j Mcelroy & Go.  LIQUORS,   WINES 'AND  OF THE BEST  Cor. Essendene Ave. and Oscar St.,  CIGARS  CITY  ^ BSBKBSSra^BBSBSa  ABBOTSFORD, B. CI  Strictly.. firstTclass > in eyery . respect.   The. .bar is  stocked with the best of ,.wjnes,,;liquor:and;Cigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00 PER  DAY *  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS PROPRIETORS  ,.<  S  .(���������������.  libscriDtion to  W- r    <      *      *  ' I   -H       ^  si  J)J  i   I  post-haste  ask   iThey  Abbotsford  to   .come  , -.���������������������������. *  KS  wmmmmmimmwmmmmmmmmmmi^T^^M'H^^  wrmW7m������PffSWTTOE!^^  ^ .*  f    \J  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  SBC  LOCALS.  A merry party left on Friday last  in a four horse bob sleigh for Mt.  Lehman with tho Intentioii-nLsurpris-  ing (he inhabitants of tho Manse at  thai place.- That a jolly evening was  spent was the verdict of all when they  s arrived buck at 4 n.m. next morning.,,,  Mrs, E. II. Pierce, of Dennlson/' is  j slowly recovering from a severe ill-  .1       noss, ,���������  .;.'  The services of Mr.  have been scoured for  school.  Fred Campbell  tho'Aldergrove  An' enjoyable dance was held in the  Orange hall, Alt. Lehman, last Thursday.. 'Although there was a lack of  ladies, no doubt owing to the inclement weather, those present report  miving a good Lime.  Among the social events this week  were tho dances at Mr. John Denni-  son's and the one at tho I-lygenlc  Farm.   Both were enjoyable events.  A prosperous New Year is the lot of all whd ure our  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  Mr. A. Noxoin,' of Mt: Lehman; has  left' for Vancouver, where he'is to  take over the position of first engineer  in the Hotel Vancouver. Mrs. Noxom  will join him later.  Miss   Roe, lately   from England, is  visiting her sister, Mrs. Cyril Harrop.  Mr. A. J. Henderson left on Wednesday . to attend the meetings of the  Fraser Valley Publicity Bureau in New  Westminster. -  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton,. }teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Weinies  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  Mr. B. B. Smith, of the Pioneer store,  was -a business visitor to the coast this  week.  Mr. Gazley has received the insurance on his buildings destroyed in the  recent fire. Mr. McEIroy has also received compensation for damage done  the Commercial during the same fire.  .It; is whispered around' Abbotsford  that several members of the Sumas  council remove their headgear when  they see an elector from Ward I. approaching.  Our local merchants report trade active,.; during the past week, the good  sleighing bringing the outside ranches  into'-town.       ? ��������� (  A;| sad' accident occurred at Bear  River Saturday last, when Ruby Gilroy,  aged five years,'lost her life. The  little one was standing inside of a  shack watching several Japs felling a  tree/ In its descent the tree crashed  through the shack, striking the child  on the head and killing her instantly.  There are 4,896 automobiles in use in  B. C.  UNCLE   WALT,   POET-  :; PHILOSOPHER  ' . Liars.  "All men are liars," David said disgustedly, when he read a lengthy campaign speech.    And  what he said of  ancient men is true today as it was  then;   as   all   conditions   teach.'       It  shouldn't dampen, though, our mirth,  that' liars  people  all  the   earth",  and  throng the busy ways; for liars make  this life worth while and give the human; face  a  smile,  and  brighten  all  our days.    When I am sick-the liars  tell ��������� how  sad  they  are  that I'm  not  well, how mournful are their hearts;  they hnd me sympathy so sweet that  %warmth comes to my frigid feet, and  all my pain departs. And when I write  ��������� a misfit poem the liars seek my humble home to tell me it was fine; they  thus encourage me to strive, to keep  the jaded muse alive, when1 she's in  a decline.   The liars take the .cheerful  view,  as  this  old  world   they  amble  through, they are the optimists; they  rob   this  life  of half  its   knots,  and  color up the faded spots, and straight-  en out the twists.    The liar says the  clouds  will break and  that good old  sun will make this planet once more  glad;   the truthful man looks up and  scowls; "We'll have a month of this',"  he growls, and makes our bosoms sad.  Some  liars  are keen  as  a serpent's  tooth;   I  have  no  doubt  that in  the  skies  the angels like some kinds of  * lies, far better than the truth.  SOUTH  AMERICA  WANTS OUR  APPLES.  Canadian Trade Commissioner H. R.  Pousette reports that there are excellent opportunities for Canadian apples  in Brazil, but up to the present no advantage has been taken of the market.  In conjunction with the Argentine  trade, it ought to be possible to sell  100,000 barrels in the season, from Oc  tober to March, but although every effort has been made ' to work up the  trade with Argentina, the commissioner fears that another season will pass  without anything being accomplished  in this direction.  Trade inquiries for apples have been  sent from first-class' firms. The demand is for fruit contained in cases  rather than in barrels, and although,  the Canadian growers are adepts at  packing the latter, an effort should  also be made to succeed at the, other  method. It is needless to> add that the  fruit must be of first-class quality, and  uniform throughout.  If apples are to come through-, the  tropics and be landed in satisfactory  condition, they must be stowed in a  cold storage chamber on the ship and  maintained at a certain temperature.  As the freezer space oh the only steamship line trading between New York  and South America equipped with it,  has been booked up for several years  in advance, or is reported to be, by a  Brazilian firm importing United States  apples, the. sole alternative is to ship  via Liverpool or Southampton. .As a  matter of fact, this route ought to be  more satisfactory for Ontario shippers  during the first two months of the season than via 'New York, except for the  loss of time on the voyage.  The best method of handling the  South American trade would be for  one or two fruit growers' associations,;  who would be responsible for the quality of the apples and for a regular supply, to take it up. It cannot be too  strongly urged that there ii no time to  lose; when this report is published,  the shipping season will be within two  months of its commencement. It  should be noted that it is futile to address questions either to this or the  Buenos Ayres office as to the rates,  route, and so forth. The proper course  is to apply to the steamship companies, who should be able to quote  through rates from Montreal, St. John  or Halifax to Rio or Buenos Ayres via  Liverpool.   "  ���������Large quantities of apples are being  exported from the States of California,  Washington, and New York to South  America during the northern, and from  Australia and New Zealand during the  southern winter.. The States of Washington and. New York,- particularly the  former, are establishing a fine reputation for their fruit.   Their packing is  said   to  be   perfect.    Apples   for the  Brazilian trade should first of all look  well.    They must be of fair size and  bright in color, and the finer the quality, the greater the future trade.  Pears Wanted.  There would be a sale for a large  quantity of pears, if the supply were  large enough to admit of shipping to  Brazil  and  Argentina.    The  duty on  fresh   fruit   is  one  hundred  reis  per  kil������;  which -reduced,   works   out   at  about one  and  three-quarter cents  a  pound.   There is no fiscal preference  on  this   commodity  accorded   to  any  country, so that the field is a fair one  for all competitors.  STUMP t PULLERS, Earth Augurs,  Well- Boring. Take-up, Cables, Fixtures, Self-Opening and Shutting  Gates and Doors, etc. Mfg. Write  469 Burnside Rd., Victoria, B. C  SPECIAL 5 YEARS���������Arrangements  . to' settlers for stump pullers' outfits,' capacity' up to 36-inch green  stumps, 6-ft. trees; large area at  each sitting; 30 miri. to re-sit. Prices  $50 and upward.   Trial free.  To my customers;  Having purchased the stock of the  Abbotsford Hardware Company, on  Essendene Ave., I am now prepared  to supply your wants in all lines of  Hardware, etc.  A trial order will convince you that  our prices are right.   ,  Hardware and Furniture  383=  Semi-ready Suits  at $11 and $20   .  LOOK for the.pttce���������and name���������terra  In the pocket���������always the tame.  Adc your Clothier and tend for style  book and sample o("K!nc'< Own"  Serge at $20. Send direct to Seml-tcady,  Limited, Montreal, lor book entitled  ���������'Sill" 1! yoa cannot aet it In town.  A. BEESTON, Mission City.   ! '��������� : ���������-*������!   HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouyer, Office  and  chapel���������  1034 Granville; St-,. Phone 3486  Worth Vancouver,' Office and  Chapel-r-116 tod St/Phone 131.  STRAYED-To my .place, aOrade  Jersey Hai'fer, about , seven  .months old, on December ' 1st.  OwB&r can claim aamje iby paying fop notice and,..board. G. C.  Kenney, i% indie , east,  %    mile  nonth of Vye Static  STJSMLAS LODGB, No. 1084, L.O.O.M.  Meets the first and third (Friday  in iea,ch month. All visiting ihreth-  ran are invited to attend.  iW. C.  Bonds,   Dictator;   B.  W.  Young, Secretary.  Presbyterian Church Notice  PawCoiTr-Rev. J. L. Campbell, B.  A'., H/BC   " J  Setrvioos���������Siindiay" school  10  a.m.  Public Worship 11 ja. m.  Teacher training class S p.m.  Public'iWosPs/hip.7.38 p. m.  Choir Practice; Friday .8 p.' m.  Meeting far Bible    Study    and  Prayer Wedto&sday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sunday .Softool,, 2.15 p. m.  Public Worship 3.30 p. xa.  rson & layior  (Associate  Members Can.   Soc. C. E.)  "Civil Engineers  R. A. HEfstoERSON  B. G. LAND   SURVEYOR  | Office, next P. O. P. O. Box 11  FOR SAALES���������5 young milch cows to  freshen, from the 27th .'of this  month.; Apply to R. OWEN, one  mile south, of B. C. '08, R., Mount  Lehman. /  Eyeight Specalist  Manufacturing Optician  Does, tha Finest Optical Work.  Medical men and others pay trl*  .  bute to his skill.  793 Granvillql Si        ,   ,yancuu*dr  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Building  KRAVOSKI & DAVEY, PROPRIETORS  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert  Carriage Painting  Kravoski &'  Abbotsford  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith.  We will use you right.  Electric Light  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience      Comfort      Economy  Attention will be given to all aDDlications for"service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at  Vancouver Abbotsford        New Westminster  B. C. Electric blk. B. G Electric blk.  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