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The Abbotsford Post 1912-07-19

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 / ii  %  i  \  ���������ft.  f  1  I.EG1SLA1  iunbeam Tea  *  *  :*  *j  m  *!  *  *  *  A Good Tea  that Continues 3  4"  '������������������.,���������     -  >*������><  Good is a Good Tea        |*|  to continue by  Sunbeam Tea is that kind  of Tea  *5    Blended and Packed Expressly for my own trade      4  ; H~  m  >*  *  ABBOTSFORD and HUNTINGDON, B. C.  To my many Customers;  Having disposed of any business to Messrs. Smith and Abbott,  I take this opportunity of thanking my many customers for their  liberal patronage during the time  I have been in business in'Abbotsford ' in the Pioneer Store.  Messrs. Smith and Abbott are  good business men, and intend carrying a large stock of  general merchandise, and I wouid  bespeak for them the same kind  support extended to me, believing  that all dealings with them wilt  prove both profitable and satisfactory to all who favor them with  their orders.  The Pioneer Store has -always  been a favorite with the people  of Abbotsford and district, and. under the new management just .as  excellent values will be given customers as in the past.  M. L. McPHEE.  In';ho:io:" of Mr. H. Boyd, who is  about to leave for" Miiinedosa, a  most successful social was given in  the Ang'i'.eah vicarage un Tuesday  night last. The. guests, numbering  about M5 were royally, entertained  by the Vicar, Mrs. and Miss Yates.  The feature of the social was that  each guest, either .by. a"'distinct!/o  dress or dcecraticn represented the  name of a aopg, and prizes were  offered to whoever should make  the highest number of successful  guesses of the song,-- suggested..  Some of the representations were  most difficult, v^hJic hadded to' i,he  enjoyment, while.others.were comparatively-easy. .Although'it vvas  essential that to be at,all success-*'  iul one must'have some, knowledge  of the popular songs'- of the day.  The guests .taking part and jthe  songs they represented are. as lol-  xO\vs: .. j  Mr. Yattes, 'Little Alabama Coon.  Mrs. Yates/The .Light, p;f. Other.  Days.'. MiSH Yates, /Violets.1 Misb  Boyd,- 'Day-dreams.' -Miss Gilbert  . J.���������.!g,'. Miss Ruckeiv 'Tying trio  Leaves.' -Mrs. CY..H. Harro'p 'r.ansy  Faces/ Mr. W. .McEiennaban :Sti������r  of my Soul/"Miss'-A.^S'feed'Wearing 01 the Green.' Mr. J. Heath,  ���������in diddie didle, 'the. Cat and the  F.ddie.' Mr. C. .H. Harrop,' 'Alter  che Ball.' Mr. iWilliams, {Clover  b.ossonifl.' Miss" Parton, ,' King  Chanticleer.' Miss' D. Barton'The  Rosary.' -M. Rhode's 'Why.'  Mr. N. Rucker, 'My Irish MoJly.V  Mr, H. Boyd/"Billy.'  The .prize '.for ^gentleman .was  v, on by Mr. J. Heath, who guessed  14 out of 17 successfully, whJeMiss  Boyd with 14 obtained the ladies'  prize. Altogether a most enjoy:  'able evening was spent."  It is interesting to, note that the  first  car  lo,ad of  freight shipped  on  the ,new (Canadian,    Northern'  tracks, was one Of lumber sent to  Hope  by  the Abbotsford  Lumber  &   Trading   Co.   The  lumber ..was  sent  to  fulfill an  important  pari'  in    the    construction    of   a   large  trestle bridge near bo Hope. Such  is the equipment of the company,  that  they  can  haul  logs and   cut  timber  to any size required., Recently .they have installed   a lasv  new feed planer of which there arts  but two or.three in the whole .province.   This   planer   enables   them  to do much faster work tahd gives  a   much finer-finish.   New-machinery is constantly being laid down  The  company  now  has   a   steam  drag  saw for cutting loga, which  cuts Logs t .oany length-required ���������  The  clearing   o.f  right   of  way   hi  now proceeding .for three miles of  new  track  to   the   north west   of  the mills where the company hat*  a   fine   body   of   timber.   Already  about  seven  miles of track intersect the woods and connect up die  mills with the B. ;C. E. R., C. P. K.,  ahd   G.  N.  R.   As   an  instance   of  the .enormous  the company, they recently cut over 90,000 feet in orne day, also "tho  number of carloads shipped, in-oho  month was 88.   The .company's em  ployee's   number   about  150, whoss  payroll   considerably  adds  to   thfe  prosperity of the -toAvn- of Abbots^  ford.  v-'?*-  SCHOOL TRUSTEES  A meeting of the school trustees  of Abbotsford was held on Saturday, July'13th, the principal business' being the election of on-*  school trustee and'"one auditor. Mi-  George Clarkvwas reelected sciiooi  trustee by. acclimation, and Mr  George Kerr was [appointed auu-  itor. Mr. Clark then occupied the  chair and Mr. Alanson was secretary. Miss Edith Catherwoiod wuo  reappointed, on the public school  teaching staff.  ������������������-   -A   ��������� ���������  JUNIOR FOOTBALL  CLUB  On Friday evening last at "Rav-  enhurst" members of ithe Junior  Football Club were entertained by ���������  Mr. and Mrs. Boyd, assisted by  Miss Boyd and.Miss Gilbert. On  behalf of 'the club, the president  presented Mr. Boyd with a gold  chain and watch guard, in recognition of the services he has rendered the club during the past sea-  two seasons. Mr. ^iqyd suitably  replied and' the remainder of tho  evening was spent'in enjoyment.  THE  GUN CLUB  J  J. McMurphy returned last week  fiom an extended trip to the East.  This is the first time that our popular immigration inspector has it ���������  tempted the hardships of a tri  to the far East and though he a&a  been a resident of the coasc fbi|  a number of years, nas m,ver before had an opportunity of s^o'ng  the beauties of the Canadian Rock  ies. Arriving in Vancouver many  years ago in Ithe good ship -Planet,'  via. the long route around Cape  Horn, he has never had any ue-  sire to leave the country of. his,  choice. Some weeks ago he w-is  called east on .official business and  though somewhat averse to leav-  in gthe Fraser Valley, he made the  crip to oblige the department. His  experiences have been many and  varied. Many new features .of  Canadian life have been thrown  open to him and the result is no;,  far to seek, Mr. McMurqhy is mo s a  in love with the Fraser Valley than  ever. The tornado . whicJ^ struck  Regina was only a few jiours -j-  head of the train in wnich Jui.  friend was journeying west, ana  otf-taking a glimpse at the ha/oc  wrought by the storm, he. was content to have the".train hurry him  to. the coast as rapidly "as. possible.  A remarkable feature o^.  Regina storm was the fa^t-'thali  though every church in the town  was injured to some extent, chc  hotels., escaped   free.-iStar.  Ha!   Is   this   not   beautiful   hay  weather.   Just perfect.  The usual weekly shoot was held  on Wednesday. This week end a  team of fivemembers will leave tor  Bellingham to represent the AD-  bbtsford Gun Club at a big shoot  at the Squallcum Creek range. Bellingham. The meeting opens at.  9.30 a. m. Sunday morning' and wiii  close Monday afternoon. Prizes  to the vaiue of $200 are oifered and  our team expect to come back with  a good share of it. Let us all wish  them luck .  - CANADIAN THISTLES  Like the poor, the Canadian thistle is always with us, and justnov"  is flourishing, but-while it is m  flower, before the seed pods are  scattered by the wind in every direction, is the time to cut them.  It is a duty everyone owes. Lhe  community, to destroy these parasites,- they do no good and their  seed being numberless, will, if not  taken in time, turn a fertile ranch  into a thistle bed. Therefore not  in fear of the law but for what we  owe our fellow man, let as get out  and cut the thistles, as you would  swat the flies, and cut your share  even to the centre of your ro<rd'  allowance.  i, Merritt storekeepers have .adopted the half holiday on Wedn todays. .  ��������� _. ��������� __'  The Toronto Saturday Night, in  a recent edition, referred to North  em Onterio as the only remaining  mecca for the game 'hunter.The editor must be an Englishman. Northern Ontario can never begin to  compare with the country to the  north of us.  The number of horses and horsj-  "frfe'ri' "who participated' in the race  meeting in Suma's'last week, were  almost entirely drawn from uhe  Fraser Valley. "With the exception  ot two owners from the Nooksack  Valley, all -the. entries came from  Lhe north of the. international Jine  and the majority, of these from  the Chilliwack district. The ne^  race track which was specially con ���������  sti-ucted for this- meeting .was ;n  excellent shape and the meeting  was a decided success. " There is  some, talk of pulling off a lace  meeting this coming fall and there  is every probability that the event  will be a -popular one. Several  local horse lovers have decided U>  go in for fast stock now that there is  local track on which to train -and  there is no doubt but that Hunting  don will soon see the necessity, of  building a track for the use of  local  people.���������Star.  W. J. Brandrith has now .completed "the collection ��������� of British  Columbia timber products which  will form part of the exhibit whicn  will .be seen by many thousands  of easterners during 'the coming  fall fairs. The collection is complete in every detail and .thube  who have had -the privilege of  seeing it are of the/ opinion that  no finer collection has ever been  gathered together.' The Brithb  Columbia exhibit for the east wid  surpass that of any other provinct.  the material for the exhibit ha J  been collected from the best oT  each section and the prospective  settlers will have "an opportunity  of seeing what can be done in this  combination of soil and climatic  conditions. Mr. Brandrith will accompany the exhibit and will ue a  walking delegate for jail the municipalities of the Fraser Valley as  he is an ardent booster for our  products.���������Star.  In the new Roman Catholic Chun hi  of St. Ann's, Father Jan of St'  Mary's'i Mission will conduct services on the first Sunday in each  month. . -  ft  ������  j*  'ijlka^ffng^p?^^^^^ tm ABBOTSFORD POST,     ABBOTSFORD, % C.  ^    , *   .|   ���������.r     ...      , ������..(-,%-.  OtS  THJB WB-BOTSFORD POST  B������ut>!ish������*   evory   Friday   by   tho    Post  Pulillftlilntr Cotiii������������":'.  .A weekly Journal de/otocl to tho (nter-  e������tH of Abbotsl'onJ and huu. --ludlntf district. ���������  ' AdvartJ.slntf ItntBS marjp know. *n application.  <  ��������� LEQAJj ADVPJRT1SJNO���������12 c.entH  per  Mn������ for first Insert Ion,-am) 8 cents anna  for all nubHcqHent cowtecu-tive insertion*.  Our ttUlblooHtli���������Neither for nor agin'  tbe   government.  atives will be wanting endorsatiou  on for the purpose of seeking reelection, and these will undoubtedly be the basis of the political  fight.  ���������13.\.,<1XX,  FRIDAY,    JULY   19    1912  if   ������   111 '. Al 'l'  It would appear that the two  great political parties of the Dominion of Canada are shaping To:  another general election. There is  organization going on on both sides  such organization as usually precedes an election.  It is only the natural course  of  ��������� events that there should be another general appeal to the 'country  when the new Redistribution bill  .passes the house next session. The  census returns are almost compiei-  . ed- and it shows that the west is  not represented a*c Ottawa as according to the British North American Act. The basis of representation has always been the piu-  vince of Quebec and according pi  the best authorities on this matter  there are at least twelve seat-;  due the west. Tis true, that some  of the eastern provinces must loso  seats but that cannot be helped  Decrease of population in the east  and a large increase in the western provinces will account for thi-si'.  changes.      ���������        i  ���������    ���������  It is said that there will be pertain , compromise on the parf of  committees having the 'Redistribution bill in hand. L.Why should  there be any compromise.. If the,  maratime provinces have not tin.-  people why should they have tin-  representatives ifor more than  ,they -are.entitled to?   If the west  ��������� is entitled to representatives that  : they- do not :get there is bound to  be a howl���������'.and a tou  The difference for representation  basis :may be small, according to  the census, but as the tide of immigration is towards the west it is  only natural that if close decisions  are now given 'in flavor of the west  that in the intervening years between-now and ithe next censud, it  would;substantiate the (policy 61  - giving to the majority no matter  how small; - The prairie provinces  and British Co'umbia are now dora.  inated by the opinion of, the east-  Today the second meeting of the  Fraser Valley Municipalities is being held in New Westminster. Representatives are no doubt present from all ijarts of the Fraser  Valley from tho different municipalities and boards of trade. In unity there is strength. The Valley  needs much to make it more a*;  tractive for  the incoming  settler  For the Post to enumerate tha  many requirements of the present  residents of the Fraser Valley,  would take more time and spaci'  than is at the 'disposal of a small  weekly paper.  ��������� There   is   one  matter,   however,  which could easily be taken up by  the new organization should  it bi-  completed   today,  and   that  is  the  matter of assistance to the various  municipalities  of  the  Fraser   Valley in the building of roads for the  present settler and for the proo-  .jcctive  settler..'-An attendance at  the various councils of the Fraser  Valley   cannot   but   impress   upon  the  observant  that  the  men   who  are   undertaking   the   government  of the different municipalities :ue  butting up against   a   stiff proposition.   A    proposition  . in     which  cl'.cy are handicapped by the people  which   they  represent.   There  is the cry for roads; the cry for  a.  road   to   let the   people  out   from  farms to a well    travelled   lrghwaj  to the market or the store or pooi-  office.   Some  are so entirely  stiut  in that it is impossible to enjoy the  comforts of farm life.   These peu-  ple are asking for roads; but they  ask   also   that   the   loaal counul  ���������keep the taxes 'dawn.",  There are  others asking for improvements to  roads.   They   also   object  to   high  taxation.   .What  is  the  council   to  do with requests for road improve_  ments   and  hew   roads   that  it   is  impossible to finance with the  a  variable funds at hand,  v  Some   will   say  tha,t   it gs  ithe  fault of these people  themselves  that they are so.- Bhut in.   It may  be, and it may not be.   They come  to the province or district and the  ���������beauties of climate and soil are so  luridly   placed   before   them   that  like the unwary, they are induced  to buy the land which the real estate  agent  or  the   friend recommends.   When   'bought   and   they  begin in this new country \he duties which the stern realities of life  demand,   then   and  only   then  du  they realize what it is to make  a  home for themselves in the West.  The claim of the Post is that these  municipalities should be helped by  the  provincial  government  so   as  to   enable    a    proper   system iof  roads to be built'in the province.  If the new organization can cooperate with each other to hascen  the day of good roads to the settler, as well 'asgood roads for the  - ' * ���������.. ' '. ... ������������������������������������ ;.u;i:\ *. '<y wilT",  ���������   ���������   '   ivnn:'i   i.lie   framework,   which  s arnrhi'd to'tho earth hv a p'or. Is  rr-oved (he pendulum Is fni'liuvfli set  'n motion. In the Absence of friction,  However, such a pendulum would  vibrate -too long, and this fault has  boon corrected In the (Jalit/.ln pendulum in an Ingenious manner, by  allowing a' copper -plate attached to  ">e pendulum to move between tho  poIps of a strong magnet. - TJie In-  'rodu'tion of friction has one.disad-  '.'fint'if.'c: it reduces the sensitiveness  cf the apparatus, but by a. second  '���������Wer arnlicalion of electro-magnetic  'henry, Prince Oalitzin has overcome  ,v>'s troiili'e. Mr. 0. W. Walker, the  ���������iMipr'ntpndcnt of the observatory, has  n von led an electrometer for the  ri-pjipv.roir.ont of electrical forces. He  !i!������3 filro devised an original con-  ���������-���������miction for ���������.���������scertaining the 'olectrio  potent.hI* of the atmosphere.  SIK. GEORGE. GAKXEAD,  Quebec.  a .<  erners, and that opinion would ap  pear to be at times somewhat not ' automobilist, then the good'woik  in keeping with the ideas that pre-   be^un wil1 not be in Vain  - vail  in  the new provinces of  the  dominion.  Among the questions that will'  undoubtedly be an issue in the near  approaching election, undoubted-  lyReciprocity will be1 a dead issuej  While the western prairies may  want to revive the policy that defeated Launer, yet the head politicians of the east that appear to  guide the destinies oi the dominion  are hardly likely to. want to come  boldly forward als in the last election. <;  But it "is a certainty that Inn  Redistribution of seals will be an  important factor in the next election, for the simple reason that no  matter what the present government may do it will not satisfy tlu-  Liberals who will be seeking for.  predominancy by any road.  Of course there are other questions of policy which the Conserv-  There are. eff course, other objects to aspire the solution ofv b,m  good roads for the settler will ao  more, to make the country pros-  tperous than any other act that  man can do. Railways are bonused to come into the country; why  not bonus the settler to take up  the land lying dormant, by giving  him good roads.  IX'rH!!XATI<)\.\L   SCHEME  LANGUAGE.  The tendency towards a common  t^njrim v/herebv people of various  nationalities might be able to correspond and converse Intelligibly with  one another has been revived by Professor Donnan in a strong plea for  an international language of science.  I-Te has collected and translated n  series of essays written by the most  celebrated.luminaries of Europe upon  this perplexing question, for In the  development of science the need of  a common comprehensive tongue la  more essential than In any other  ramification of human endeavour. Up  to a few years ago, comparatively  speaking,. science was well supplied  in this respect, for Latin was the  vehicle for spoken and written communications in science; but the development of the latter brought about  the- abandonment of this practice.  Efforts to the same end have been  made by the creation of universal  languages such as Esperanto and  Volapuk;, but these have now gone  the way of all others, and are as dead  as Greek. The failure of Esperanto  and Volapuk Is attributed by Professor Lorenz to 'want of rational,  development' and the fact that they  contain  too  much arbitrariness.  2.V. tfaice Xight In a Bottle.  A safe light for going about at night  or where there are Inflammable  materials, as Into a store-room, may  be made as follows: Take a long glass  bottle and put into it a piece of phosphorus the size of a pea; upon this  pour pure' olive oil heated to the  boiling point until this bottle is about  one-third full and cork tightly. When  light is needed take the cork out and.  allow the' air to enter, subsequently-  recorking. The empty space in the  bottle will then become luminous and  give quite an effective light. If it be-,  comes dim It can easily be revived  by uncorking the bottle for a few  seconds. One bottle will'last a whole  winter. Small bottles may also be prepared in this way and carried in the  pocket.  BICKMORE'^  .GALL CURE  ������  K^EWDJpHnEIINISE   axle grease,  ' U      \Sa���������J&u.������;cl' HARNESS. OIL,   WHIPS,  ,tt      ^ad<*WCJ CURRYCOMBS,-    v  HALTERS,.   BRUSHES,   SWEAT  'COLLARS,    and also  BICKMORE'S   GALL  CURE, which   wc   warrant  a satisfactory'  Cnre for Galls. Wounds, nnd Sores upon animals.  P. O. Box 45  Abbotsford, B. C  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  The best and most comfortable  Livery Rigs, and an autoniabile  for hire. Teaming and Oraying  H. MCKENZIE, prop.  Removal Notice  I am now located in the Sumas State Bank Building, Sumas, Wash., where I will be pleased to meet  all my- patients and friends in the best equipped  Dental Office in the Northwest.        ������  Dr. E. J. Allen  Sumas, Washington Phone 1011  Abbotsford Hardware   Co,  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Builders' Hardware and Roofing  arvest   1 ools  Full Line of Haying Implements  Jas. Elliott  Manager  )ckx^ckxxxxdooooooocooooo  KECOHDIjVG earthquakes  Recently Introduced Instruments Cun  Record Earth Motions However  Distant May Be-the  Earthquake.  In the new Magnetic Observatory  at Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, there has recently been fitted up  iui instrument, to record the motion  of rhe earth produced by an earthquake, however distant tho earth-  c/ii/ike may be from the observatory. J  The inventor of tho instrument is  Prince Galitz.'n, the Russian scientist.  XtfL j^str.LL^nt   consist^   oi   a   xjon-  MONTREAL.  THE STANDARD -is the National  Weekly Newspaper of the Dominion  of Canada. It is national In all its  aims.  It uses the most expensive engravings^ procuring the photographs from  all over the world.  Its articles are carefully selected arid  its editorial policy is thoroughly  independent.  A subscription to The Standard  costs $2.00 per year to any address in  Canada or Great Britain.  TRY IT FOR 1912!  Montreal   Standard   Publishing   Co.,  Limited, Publishers.  For Immediate Sale  A 5-Acre Chicken Ranch; new house; one acre cleared  and in garden truck; 25 cords of 4 ft wood;  300 cedar  Posts; Furniture and Garden Tools, Etc.  A Home Ready to Move Into  j  ���������}���������  I;  i\  ?1  &  I 1/  fe  i  <;  *  ,1  'I  :  ���������!'���������  ���������:'  ������  if  I  )  1  I  ���������4  13  m  For Sale to Make Room  Young Pullets S. C. W. Leghorns from six  weeks to two months old.  '���������' ��������� <���������  These Chickens   have   been   raised   from  ! winter layers.   Price 75c up.  Some specimen Cockerels weighing from 1 to 1 1-2 lbs.  selected from more than eight hundred chickens raised  in our big poultry yards.  Price $1.00 and up  E. & G. de la  Proprietors  Ablntsford, B. C  e'i0t������������������ao9i������������*c9**st**(***  a  ������  9  e  ������  e  ���������  e  e  9  9  9  9  e  ������  e  e  A  ,������  e  a  ������  .  0  0'  o  ,  e  o  o  0  , 0  0  0  0  0  O  0  0  0  00  Of   the   Great  Desert of  Sahara  By R. W. Keenan  Copyright by American Press Association. 191L  ��������� 00'O00O0000000000A000000  I wan lounging one afternoon in-the  eastern part ot Tripoli, a city In northern Africa and on the Mediterranean,  looking at the ancient castle of the  Bashaws, when I was startled to see  the wall of a corner bastion of, the  fortress open where it Joined the  ground and a tlgure emerge and. come  running toward me. On he came, staggering under the weight" of heavy Iron  BhacklfK. till be reached a point within  a few yards of me, when he sank  down, evidently not knowing which  way to turn. He was blinking tils  eyea as.If blinded by the light of the  aun.  Then I saw a puff of smoke on the  ramjtort* of the castle, heard a report  and saw evidences of a stirring In and  about the stronghold. 'It was evident  that a prisoner' had escaped. The man  Was a skeleton, and the agony on bis  face at knowing that he must be taken  was digressing. Darting toward him,  1 began to heap sand over him and,  having some knowledge of his language, told him that 1 was trying to  conceal him. He suffered me to do  so. and I partly covered him with sand,  pp/tty with an overcoat I wore, for a  cillly sea wind was blowing. Then 1  sat down on him. lighted a pipe and  began to puff, looking out with feigned  interest on the Mediterranean.  1 never knew who gave the alarm,  but It must either have been the fugitive's Jailer who had noticed bis dungeon vacant or some one on the outside who ran in to communicate what  be bad seen. At any rate, whoever  told of the escape must have lost sight  of the fleeing man, for when a party  ran em from the fortress to follow  him they scattered In all directions,  evidently none of. them knowing which  direction to take. Most of them ran  toward the shore, doubtless thinking  be would naturally go there in hope of  escaping by boat He certainly couldn't  swim out to any of the ships, loaded as  be was with irons.  Several persons came near where I  was, but they were too excited by the  cbase to pay much attention to me,  for I was in European dress and evidently not the man tbey sought One  fellow was heading for me when I  pointed, vociferating wildly at the  same time,: to a pearl diver's boat  lying near the shore.' This probably  saved the man I was hiding, for it was  likely that bad i permitted the searcher to come nearer be would have noticed that the sand had been disturbed.  Kor; half an'hour.'f Bat on my man,  &nd while I sat I thought. My act bad  been the result of an Impulse. 11 had  Interfered with the law and if detected would probably occupy a dungeon such as the fugitive had left  From the moment I realized my position I shivered whenever 1 saw any  on������ coming in, my direction. The sun  was sinking in the west and I prayed  earnestly that it might set and leave  darkness behind it Gradually the  tteardhdrs thinned out, not supposing  fthat tha fugitive  could  be   near . aj  fiand, and finally the search* was given  up in my immediate vicinity.  When It grew dark enough to warrant my uncovering the man I did so.  His eyesight was now far better than  mine, for, ns I had supposed, he had  become used to. what little light might  make its way Into a dungeon. I told  him to go where he liked, but he  pleaded with, me so eagerly. to help,  him get rid of his chains that I could  not refuse him. Besides, I considered  him In a sense as Robinson Crusge  looked upon the man he had saved  from the cannibals, his own .man Friday. So I covered him again, went up  into the town, bought a coarse file and,  returning, cut off his shackles, which I  buried in the-sand. Then, giving him  what money I had in my pockets, I  told him to go his way.  I could not see his features, but I  could feel his gratitude In the pressure  of his band and hear what he said.  Translated into English, it Is ttil's:  "Allah Is great. are In  trouble he will s^nd me you."  With that he disappeared In the  darkness.. ,   ,  " The next "day I" walked past the  point in the wall from which be had  made his escape, I saw a hole Just  large enough for a lean body such as  his to pass through.. He had doubtless  managed to secure some sharp implement, with which he had dug his way  out through crumbling places. Indeed, I visited ms prison and was  shown the cell in which he had lived  for twenty years and the passage he  had dug. But, conscious of the part 1  had taken in his escape, 1 did not linger longer than to satisfy my curios:  ity.. Indeed, whenever a Turkish official me Tfelt that I was  suspected.  Not feeling sure that I might not .  after all, come to be known as havtng .  hidden  the prisoner,  I  went  to  the i  United States consul and told him-that -  I feared arrest for an infringement of |  Turkish  law and asked him to send  every day to my lodgings to ask if I  were still there.    What I feared was  being spirited away and put in a dungeon without any.of my countrymen  knowing what had happened.    I was  planning for a trip down into the desert, but I bad my outfit to purchase  and my attendants to hire. So It^was  impossible for me to get away for  some time.  I confess I felt relief when one  morning with three camels and half a  dozen men, Including my servant,  Hadji, who had attended me [while in  Tripoli, 1 started on my journey. I  had tried in vain to secure the services of some trustworthy Bedouin who  knew the desert and would make a  safe guide. But whenever I found a  man who knew the country; I was  warned that be would probably murder me and possess himself of my effects, and when 1 found a man with a  reputation for morality he knew nothing about the desert I finally started  with no one but myself to rely on, and  I had occasion to bitterly rue my temerity.  My journey was one continued effort  to protect myself against thieves and  robbers. It was - useless to put my  men oh guard at night, for they., did  not seem to care whether what Ijhad  was stolen or not One night while I  myself was watching I noticed a large  dog prowling near, my camp. Presently I discerned a/desert thief directing the animal, wlio had been taught  to steal.  But this was a,'mere bagatelle, compared with a sandstorm that overtook  us, and the sandstorm was not so dangerous as a man I hired for a japiide  from one oasis to another, who tried  tojjilot me ..into r������n_ambush_where_ jt  You  may be  paid $50  in Cash for  improving your  walk like this ^  108 Canadian farmers will  receive, cash, prizes   (twelve   in  each Province) in. our big  19i2,:;FARMERS' PRIZE  ���������V   CONTEST'  WE held, a cor.tcst last year in which 36 prizes were  offered:;.! This year there will be three times as   many  pri/.es (108) and. therefore three t mesas many chances for you  to win one of them:     You do not.have to use a large quantity of  cement  to,win  a  prize.      Many of last year's   prize-winners used  comparatively, Jjttle  cement.  nPni! cuntc'bt li 'divided line- three classes anil In only       '"THERE will  be four   prizes  (First,  S50;   Second,  ���������*���������   one  ofthrse   (Class "A")   does  the amount of ���������*���������   S2S;   Third,  S15;    Fourth,  S10) in   each  class  NfeJIRfflWijIMf  P  At A. fillip  cement used count in deciding prize winners. Class  "II" is for doing the best concrete work (the size  makes no difference), ' Class "C" i-> forsendini' in the  brnt and clcare&f description of how any piece of  concrete work was done.  In each Province. Thus you have1 only to com  l>ete with other farmers in your own Province,  and not with those in all parts of Canada.' This  gives you the best possible chance to win a 550  prize.  IT, COSTS NOTHING TO ENTER���������There are absolutely no "strings" to this offer.     There is no entry fee or red tape to bother  .with.   You cannot lose, because the improvements you nuke of concrete In competing for tlu prizes will be more than  Vonli their cost.   We have a book, " What the-Farmer Can Do With Concrete," that will five you all the  Information about the use of concrete you can need.     It will be sent to you free ask us for complete particu-  >'P0RTt.AKD"*3i^    *')ars of the Prize Contest.  Ask for particulars to-day.  Just say "Send me, free, your book'and full particulars of the  1912 Prize Contest." on a post card and mail it to-day.     Address Publicity Manager, '  Canada Cement Company   Limited,  503 Herald Bldg.,   Montreal  Bafiu" "6T robbers were'^vvalHh'g "Yokill  me. v  Not being satisfied with hiring  guides, I determined to go through to  the next oasis without one. The distance was three days' travel, but at  the end of the I looked in  vain on the horizon for. that bunch of  fauna which indicates an oasis. - i  camped, and the next-day wp-traveled  in the burning sun without seeing any  sign of a point for refreshment, nor.  did we meet a caravan. The sandstorm bad obliterated any tracks of  the great route between Tripoli and  the Sudan on which we had started.  AH about us was an unmarked wilderness of sand. The desert is so immense that when one loses his position  there is no hope of finding It again.  One on that boundless sea without  knowing what direction to take can  only go on day after day, hoping to  strike an oasis.  That is what we were compelled to  do. *  The sensation of being lost in a  wilderness of sand was frightful  enough in itself, but to see the stock of  provisions day by day growing smaller,  the skin pouches holding the water  growing thinner, with the hot sun pouring down on one's brain, is maddening.  So we tolled on, hoping for  some end to this frightful journey.  Either a distant caravan, an oasis or  even a band of robbers would have  been welcome. And now the humps  on the camels' backs became shrunken.  We had no water to give them, for we  were using ourselves what remained  in one of the pouches. We killed one  of the camels for the water in its  hump. Then we killed another. One  of my men died, then another and another, most of them mad, till about all  were dead and I was left alone, a human being with a camel. Alas, I must  sacrifice my only companion for what  water was left in. him. I killed him  and was alone on the great desert of  Sahara.  I fell asleep that evening praying  that I might never awaken. But I  was awakened by a touch. There, by  the light of a frtfft moon that had  arisen perhaps an hour before, I saw  a skeleton of a man Jn Bedouin cos-  time bending over me.  "Allah has sent me," he said.  He took me up in his arms and carried me away, I knew not where, for  to me there was no north, south, east  or west Most of the time I was unconscious. When I was not I was  looking up into the dome of the heavens, whose stars seemed to be glaring  at me. Then suddenly I thought I  was in a boat in a choppy sea, but  soon recognized the motion of a camel.  I put out my hand and felt hair. Straps  wefe about me so that I could not fall.  I felt a cup of water placed to my lips  and saw the face of the man 1 had  saved at Tripoli holding it while I  drank.   Then 1 sjept  In the morning 1 found myself lying  on green grass m an oasis.  ������  .    '#       *'       *       ���������       ���������       *  I have told my ftfory. I shall not attempt to explain it. Nor am I going to  ask any one to believe it. I certainly do  not expect persons to believe what I  would not believe myself had it been  told me. instead of having happened to  ma One thing occurred to me the moment I was conscious of having been  saved. I was seized with a desire to  know whether I had been saved by the  quick or the dead.  I joined a carava^j passing through  the.oasis northward of Tripoli. On  reaching there, after rest and having  satisfied myself that the escaped prisoner I had hidden no longer occupied  either the popular or official miud, I  went to the castle for any information  I Might pick up. I Interviewed those  fn, charge as to what bad become of  the man who had escaped and found  that his jailers felt considerable superstition as to his disappearance, claiming that in his chains and hunted by  so many persons he could not have  escaped without the interposition of  Allah.  I asked.them who 4ie was, but was  told that be had been In prison so long  that his identity had been fo/gotten.  I was greatly disappointed at this, for  it precluded the possibility of my ever  hunting up the man through his relatives and discovering whether he was  living ,or had died. So I reluctantly  sailed away from Tripoli, feeling that  I must wait for an explanation until  I had entered that existence where all  things will be made plain.       ,\ PRETTY RUSSIAN  Matsqui   Motel  MISSIONCITY, B.C.  This hotel make's a  specialty of  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers.-   Comfortable   sitting-a  room and   best-of-< hotel service   S  Cuisine Unexcelled. ��������� i  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day .   j  CHAS. E. DeWITT, Proprietor j  PAOLONIA PAJITXKAIA  Karsavina is said to be the mosj  beautiful woman that ever graduated  from the Czar's ballet school. Ksche-  einska was known as "solo dancer to  the czar," and, until this season,  saving one appearance in Paris for  the Messina earthquake sufferers, she  has never been permitted to appear  before other than a Russianaudience.  It has   been  arranged to  have Two  Sales Weekly  Wednesday   and   Saturday  at 10 a. m.  Growers will please arrange to have  their Consignments forward the previous evening. We handle Fruit,  Vegetables, Poultry, Eggs, Meat,  Etc. Quick Sales,' Sharp Returns,  Prompt Settlements.  John McMillan  ! Manager  I    " .    Giants "Among Insects. I  1 While the study of entomology  (science of insects) will lead one to  observe many minute and microscopical objects, all insects are not  small. In size the Hercules beetle is  probably one of the largest insects in  existence, being about seven inches  long, including his snout He is a  native of the West Indies, where he  must look a most formidable foe to  the insect world, though his prominent ^proboscis seems to-be useed  chiefly to "lock horns" with the male  adversaries of his own order only.  Among insects are found many instances of structures present in males  and -wanting in the female of the same  species. Many of them have enlarged  jaws, some with horns, and somfc  antler-like projections with which to  combat their foe, and probably many  a desperate battle has been fought  in insect life that would be worthy of  record by some Homeric bard. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOnnoo^ q  q!  egotist  to  keep  blowing smoke  into  the faces of non-smokers who. cough,   nearly to Alaska. , ������������������   -    m    "How far was It to Prince Rupert7"  and choke and say  politely,  'I don't      '"Wo haven't time,' I said. (tasked Firefly.  mind  It,  I  assure you.    This  Is only       "'Yes,' he said, 'we have.    Wo can) j    "pjve hundred and fifty .miles,' an,l  a little tickling in my throat?' " go'up and back and have a day there,l  the    scenery    was,   magnificent    tho  Judy   laughed,   then   she   went  on.   in  a week.' ' ^ wliole way.    There are thousands of  "One evening I had a tall handsome       "'Eleven years  ago,' I said, 'thosej  [glands,   big  and   lHtile,   well-uoocied,  visitor,   who   with   her  husband   was   reddens Alaskan miners used to comej  or jagged, bleak f'and bare. . Some had  down  with ihoir gold to Seattle andj.'vailleys and mountain pinnacles, many  tipped    with    snow,  Q\  going" to   tho   opera  house   which   Is    San  Francisco  in   any  old  tub  thoyj of    Miem    were  MARSHALL      SAWDERS,  Author  of "Itanutlfiil  Joe"  i close to the hotel.    Sho had  a long-  i  stemmed  crimson  rose  in  her dress,  could get.    I'm not afraid to die, but   Legtons   of-   watorfrills'   raced   down  I'm happy here,  and  in the sight of!   tteg9 mountain sides, and' far off wo  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCj  i"id taking it out, she said, VI picked  ...       , ., ,     ,,.,.,        v, T)n|  this in our garden to-day.'    It was'a  (Copyr glil by lJubl shers Press, Ltd.)    .       . .. ,   ��������� . .   ,  -J... beauty,   so   firm   and   fragant,   and   I  w" "'T                                    .licSecdaBl wore  it  the  next day and   the next,  Indians,  by  tho way,, are' rather re- putting  it  in  a cool   place  at  night,  markablc In tliolr appreciation of the unt,il finally it fell to pieces 'up north'  good   In   tho  human   soul,   and   their where  wo had  gono from-Vancouver  legends deal with rewards for altruism. Down the trail Is the 'Lure',  a big, white stone on which neither  moss nor vine will grow. Inside it is a  which Is 'down bolow.' "  "Is 'up north' toward Alaska?" asked Firefly.  "Yes ��������� northern British Columbia.  ' bad witch-woman, who went through The state is quite sizable you know  the world- working such a terrible _ three times as large as Great  amount of wickedness, that sho was Britain and Ireland. Less than fifty  put- in this dreadful prison by the years ago, It' was marked New Cale-  Four Men who represent the Deity to donla. on the map. and was hold as a  the Indians. Every splash on the fur preserve by tho Hudson Bay Corn-  white stone is one of her dreadful pany . under lease from the British  deeds, and to counteract any evil that Government. Outside the company,  the wicked heart in the stone might people looked upon it as a vast  still try to effect, the Four Men chose wilderness   with   a  few   savage's  and  these magnificent steamers I don't'  see why I should put to sea in a tub'  in late October.'  " 'You wait here,' he said, 'and I'll  go alone.'  "'No' I said, 'we'll die together/  arid I packed my things. It's astonish-'  Jug girls that tho more ono travels,  the less onp has to take. I can go  all over the world with a tailor-made  suit, three blouses, and an evening  dress with two waists, one high and  one "decolletoe." -Well, I wasn't very  enthusiastic about Lho tub, but as we  drove down to the part of a city I always love,  I  hummed  gaily,  " 'I 'remember the black wharves and  the ships,  " 'And he sea tides tossing free,  could catch the gleam of white against  the green trees or reddiisli colored  rock that turned out to be superb  falling sheets of wat&r when we drew  near. It was like a wonderful river  trlip, a.nd getting t)!rod or bored was  an Impossibility with somothing now  to look ait ail the time."  "Were thero any living beings?"  asked Firefly. ���������  "Oh yes. There were occasional  light-house keepers, Indians in villages, men about cannorios fisher folk  in. pretty coves, or loggers' In camps.  Steamers and sailing craft passed us  coakliiualily. It was like being on a  wide ocean road. Sometiinos when  wo wore in a narrow lnno of water  between two islands, we would take  a   sudden    turn   and   enter   another  from the nations a inrr-her of tho  best and kindliest human beings.they  could find, and transformed them into  the group known as the Cathedral  Trr>������ which are near tho 'Lure.'  "Close to the park Is English Bay,  a    bathing    resort    where    we    saw  children playing on the sunny beach  as if. it were summer.   We saw other  children  in  the pai-v.  some  walking,  some driving,  and others  riding and  attended    by    natty    grooms.    There  w���������> oo���������e fine houses near the park  standing in  their own  grounds,  and  with a finished  appearance.    In  the  suburbs,   where   building   operations  are being carried on, Vancouver has'  some ragged edges.   They have to fell  those   enormous   trees   and   fill   up  muskeg."'  "What is n-'skeg?" aske'1 ^eanuts.  "Bog.��������� soft and mossy, or peaty.  The stumps of some of those felled  trees were pathetic to me.   They cut  them and burn them, and still have  hard work to get rid of them, for they  are so enormous and cling desperately  to   the   soil.    Then   sometimes   they  degrade   them  by  making   them  advertise the city.    Real estate notices  are hung round their blackened and  shrivelled necks.    I always-felt like  taking   them   off.    We   used   to   see  whole fields of them when  we went  beyond   Vancouver  to  visit  adjacent  towns and villages."  "How did you go?" asked Firefly.  "By  train   or   electric   cars."  "What may be the age of this fine  young city?" asked Biddy.  "Twenty-five years ago its site was  '"'The   night    was    dark,    but    the  rstreets   were  briiMtantily   lighted,   and paiSlSa.g-e.    Our. steamer    the'   Prince  fewer  traders.    Then   gold   was  dls-  ,we s00u lojt tllQ carriage and 'entered jhipert, wou'ld begin to bawl out, by  covered, and its wild days were over.    a  hug0  building,  half  full   of  boxes meanfl of hor horn, I'm'coming, I'm  Thousands of  trea.sure-hutiters  rush-    and bags> a(Ild Clflsc,a of r|ffh and fruit,  ed fn, and the territory was made a    aind vegetables and many other things coming.' and  then  around  the corner  Crown   Colony,   laws   were   enacted.    goi,ng mmUy to the huge raaw of Ul0 woul(, be anoLhor ste,Aner ye.,Lhlg. Tnl  Orient.' I raised my eyes to tho tub going, I'm going.'  ��������� she was a magnificent Clyde-built ������j wlls fascimated. This was the  boat just out from Britain. Every- mystic highway to tho golden regions  tilling was spick and span about hor. _ to Skagway, Dawson, the IClon-.  There wasn't the ghost of a steamer rjjke, the White Pass and the Yukon,  smell. Punchie cast a roguish giauce i thought of the eager hoans of the  at me, but I didn't say a word, till gold-hunter's, that had'gone over this  after we had passed over the spotless route, of the pros pertly that awaited  deck, and through the big observation some of them, of the' grim and tor-  room, with its bowed glass front, and rible fate that lurked,In the mountains  along a carpeted corridor to the dain- for others."  "Was it cold?", asked Peanuts.  roads made, and bettor than gold-  seeking, lumbering and fishing and  farming canie into fashion. We learned an Immense deal about this wonderful Province, usually in the various  clubs where we were entertained. Its  resources are marvellous, and have  only begun to be developed. Punchie  was often interviewed by newspaper  reporters, and Board of Trade men.  He   is   intensely   interested   in   trade  matters, and thinks there ought to be Weat  st.ate-room   I   was   ever   in.    It  3   closer   union   between   the   Pacific i,ooked  as lf  llt had  never  been  oc-  Coast    and    the    prairie    provinces. cupied before.   It had all the newest  'There's    an    argument    for.    closer fixin,gs for comfort 'and luxury, even  union,' he said one day, when we were to   a   bri,illan,t   reading-light   in   the  watching bags of Alberta wheat being kerth ��������������������� -              ���������  stowed away in the hold of a steamer' '., <PmioMe>.' z saM> <you villain.' He  bound for Japan.    Nova Scotians are  mostly great unionists.    We have, always given freely of men and money  to help  build  up  the  west,  now  we  think  all  the provinces should   work  together  for .the  good of all.   Unity,  co-operation, federation ��������� those are  our    watch-words.   My   father    is 'a  great patriot, and Punchie and I have  been brought up to love our cewntry,  and no matter how interested we are  in our own affairs, to do something  cutside of them for the common good.  I used to say in the morning, 'If you  wish   to   go   away, with   your   men  friends,   go.    I  can   amuse' myself."  Sometimes   he   went,   and   I   visited  schools, clubs and private individuals,  grinned  angelically, and advised  me  "No, it was damp and cloudy. We  were in the latHude.of London. The  rainy season had begun, but we .I'd  not have one heavy rainfall, the llircj  weeks we were on the'*coast, except  one day when ;t potued from morning  tUl night.    You know the  little rub-  tine launch darted all round us, then  having    advertised    theanse'lves    perfectly,   went, ashore,   and   took   hold  with a will of the ropes' thrown out  to make us fast.    More Indians with  women and children and nice, fat dogs  stood on th*e wharf.   We nad on board  one of the old-fashioned bluff, hearty  kind   o*  sea-captains   who*  had' been  Dn this route for thirty years.   Before  we got to the wharf, he1 began, roaring    out    Indian    phrases     to    the  Si washes.    They  answered  him,  and  Dne blind man, on hearing the sound  of his voice, insisted on coming close  lo  the ship,  as  we swung'in  to the  wharf, and reaching out an arm, said  lie wanted to shake hands.    'I-Io'll  bo .,  drowned,'   I   exclaimed,   but   the   Indians   steadied   hiiim,' and   ho   groped  about till! he caught the retired captain's   hand,   and   wrung   it   warmly.  Our captain was the, up-to-date type,  nulet and gentlemanly ��������� looked as If  he might have stopped out of a university.   When I said I had been afraid  to go on shoro and look In the Indian  houses,   and   talk   to   tho   few   white  people who live In this place, his eyos '  'twinkled morrily, and  be said, 'When  i'ou see a skipper going ashore, you  are  safe  to  foHow.    IIIs  ship   won't  leave without him.'    I relt particularly aggrieved that I hadn't got atshore,  for they had just been having a pot-  lach in .(.his village." .  "And   what   may   that   bo?"   asked  'Marigold. "  "An Indian party. Anyone who  feels prosperous makes a feast for  all his friends, and gives everybody  a present/ Some Indians, like some  whito people, nearly ruin themselves "  In entertaining, not wisely but too  well. I was sorry when we pulled  out from this village, und often think  of it calm and restful, with its rosy  sky b&ckground ���������; a little bit of  civilization tucked in among those  mighty 'forests and everlasting .hills.  , Alii the next day, we had a succession c-  of'wonderful views, no'two alike. The  old travellers who go (up and down,  ���������up and down, read novels or played  cards in. the dainty observation-room  &r the big smoking-room.   One is at  oi  to go to bed, for the tub might start   ,K,rs  we  call   sjnci,als tliat  0nly  half  any minute and begin to roll.  We had had'" a ��������� racketing  day, for ��������� invitations had been  most kindly showered on us,  and go as fast as we could, it was  impossible to accept them all.    You  -protect the foot. Well, I wore a pair  of them over thin shoes the wnold  time I was gono. The climate up  here in northern British Columbia is  almost as mild os in the souchevii  part   of   the   province,; for' the   good  know that delightful dead sleep one 0|u Japan Clirrelll prevails here  too.  enters   into   when   healthfully   tried. auri-   prevenls   exiveme  Well,   I  was   enjoying  it  that  night cold.     I   wi'l   gne   you   the   winter  when a most unearthly racket made me climate   in   a   n.ilsbell  ���������   ishowers,  start  up  from   my  downy  couch  in c!   aIr>   s_,It   Pnd   caressing,   and  alarm.    Then  I sank back again.    I scarC6iy a Di,t 0f fog."  a forest.   After we were tired of look-    and   gave  and   received  information,  lng about at the fine  buildings  and       Canada is so new that we don't co-  knew that avalanche sound. We were  coalng and must have crossed the  Strait of Georgia to the pretty little  town of Nanaimo that I saw on the  way back.    You  remember Marigold,  "Did you see any animals or birds?"  asked  Jane.  "There were lots of wild ��������� animals,  In the mountains, but we could not  see  them.    We met no end  of black  shops  by  the  way, I went-into one operate  as   well   along  certain   lines we  used  t0 get Nanaimo  coal  down ,uucks   g0ing   south   for   the   winter,  huge   structure   with   'Hudson   Bay as you do here .in  the States.    You in  San  Francisco.    There  are  huge and a huge flock of gray ^a whtte  Company' over the door, and bought are more like us than English people, ��������� Ki[nes here-    When I  woke the next guIlg  flowed   us   all   the   way    to  some dainty laces and ties as pretty you  are  nearer.    Take  for  example momin������.   *   looked   round   me   and prince   RUpert.    No   one  kills   these  as one would get in New York A- we our   federation   of   humane   societies rubbei(i  my  eyes-    Had   vv0  stopped? coasit   gullg#     They   are  of   immense  went back to the hotel, got our rooms, in which I am interested, as well as The room was as ste,adv as a table. v-a,]ue ^  scaveingers. 'You know  the  and  had  lunch.    In the big dining- Jane.    Here in the States you  have There were mv possessions all braced BTiUs;h Columbia fisheries are enorm-  room, we saw people from all parts a  grand  union.    In  Canada, our so- and  trapped  in  some  way, ��������� as  I  am oug> and tll6se gu,1]s eat all the'offal  of the world, among them many per- cieties are good, but they don't co-  eonal friends. Punchie and I were operate well! 'Do copy Boston, and  always saying in surprised tones, New York, and Albany, and San Fran-  'Why how do you - - where did you cisco," I would say. 'They are so  come from?' We saw not only Can- ^.friendly with each other, and so kind-  adian friends, but American friends,    ly disposed toward us.    When I ask  used to Atlantic voyages, and like to   Lhrown out from eateries and fish  leave things shipshape when I go to  bed, lest it come on to blow in the  night. We must be in exceptionally  calm water. I hurried to the big port-  lioJe.    I  could have  thrown  a  stone  ing stations. Punchie and I loved  the gulls. - We used to stand for hours  watching their every moment. Some  would perch on the steamer rails, and  others  would  push  tt;em  off.  I  toJd  the stern, the other at the bow, and  both have fronts almost wholly of  glass,' so one" can see everj-tihing.  Punchie and I being ne(V' to the.  scenery, hung on it with fascinated  tooks,. or talked to some of the 'up  north' people on board.   What stories  of heat and of real PloU���������er life we heard, and all  told In the 'most ��������� casual and matter-  of-fact way. ' No ' one poses, where  realities are so real, and life so earnest. There were some young 'girl  wives on board who were going to  join their husbands for the winter,  in the most inaccessible places. 'Do  you feel you are a heroine?' I asked  one pretty creature who was to spend  a year in a railway construction  camp. She laughed. "Oh no ��������� I like  the life up here ��������� and wnen a woman  marries, she ought to remember that  in law, the husband has the right to  choose the p'ace of domicile. If you.  want to live where you like, what do  you .marry for?'"  "A woman should not give in to her  husband in everything," said' Firefly  firmly.  "Certainly not," replied Judy,  "but ���������  this Canadian girl is right about tho  place of residence.    How many fool-  for that fast Soo line runs from Min-   for humane literature for weak Cana-   on shore.   Then I dressed and rapped   the Captaln that we had decided that   ish women one m���������ets in Europ������, de  neapolis and  St.  Paul  to * Vancouver,    dian societies, any big American city   on Punchie's door.   He was. not there'  as well as to Seattle.  "While we sat chatting and smoking  in the evening, our friends used to  come and call on  us,"  "Did you smoke, Jndy?" asked Peanuts  solemnly.  "Not I,"  said  Judy with equal  solemnity, "and'I must say that I think'  men ��������� by the way, I am forgetting,  that we have one here."  "Don't mind me," said John Bert-  win  philosophically.  ���������"Well then," continued Judy, "I  may say that I think the, smoking  habit is a pernicious habit, especially  for men  leading sedentary lives.'  will  give me all  I want." ���������was getting his shoes'brushed,���������but  "I  suppose  Vancouver  is  right  to he soon arrived and we went to the  the fore educationally," said Jane. dining-room.   Land appeared on both  "Indeed   it   is.     Twenty-five   years sides of us;    'Explain please,' I said.  ago, there was one little red school- 'I   don't  know   anything   about   this  house,  now  they have  a fine  public part of the, world.'   lie spread a map  school  system, normal schools,  com- but on the table.    By the way, there  mercial schools and universities." were  not a  few  long  tables,' but  a   cajiied 0U(. for the ship's dog, and  a  "Your   talk  of  this  place  reminds number of smailil ones.   We sat at 'the   vjew 0f the pump bolt.   He  said  he  ine of San Francisco," said Marigold taible   presided   over   by   the   captain   wouid,n������,t pay till he saw them,, for a  dreamily. who was,a fine tall man, looking very.  fat dog and a rugty' boM; meant good  "They   are   something   alike,"   said smart in a new uniform with glisten-       Jb   ancl   a  &afe  crafit."  tog   buttons.     Everything   shone   on   _ ������Did you get close to any Indians?"  our flock of gulls was the largest and  finest of aill the flocks following all  the  ships  we met.  "He laughed ��������� did you ever see  a ship's captain that was morose? ���������  and told us.a story about all old  man who wished to take a trip on a  certain  ship, ' and  walking  on  board  Judy, "but San Francisco has a drier,  dustier climate, and sharper winds.  Vancouver is protected by the enormous island lying between it, and  the  "Sedentary     lives,"    said     Firefly    open sea ��������� and that reminds me of  scornfully, "it's pernicious for any  life. Tobacco Is a poison. You can't  get out of it, and when- I see men  smoking, I get so angry that I want  to scream, 'Fool and Pig!'"  "My patience!" exclaimed Dixie.  "Well, isn't a man a fool to saturate  himself with tobacco smoke or any  kind of smoke?" asked Firefly  excitedly,   "and   Isn't  he   a   hateful  the trick Punchie played on me.  CHAPTEK XXIV  On the TWay to Prince Itupert  "He   went   to   a   steamship   office,.  secured   two  state-rooms,  and  came  back  to  me  with   the  proposal   that  we   go   to  see   the  new  city  of  the  Pacific ..-"   Prince   Rupert,   up  thilS  boat asked Firefly.  "'You're not at sea, Judy,' Punchie      ���������0h yes> particularly at Alert Bay  said.   'We are taking the inland pas- ,wb&re we touched, the day after leav-  sage up north.   One can take the-out- [ng Vancouver.-. The sun was' going  side  one,  but it's  apt  to   be  a   bit down  to   a  .pinkish   ������ky   when   we  rough.'    Then he pointed out to  me reac.lied  this  little  village tucked  so  that curious inside track that enables Bnugly among its evergreens,  with  a  one to steam between the coast and prefcty bay in fron,t    confronting us,  long Vancouver Island, and then  be- w,ag   a   ,llne   of   g00d-sized   wooden'  tweeoi other islands, until one is away ^^ wUh rows of queer totem poiles  up to the frozen northern lands.  We before ,thenli    Many  Indians  on  this    Perfect accent      _  saw the open Pacific only  twice, at coast m,akea iot of money by fishing.       How    maJiy    American    boys    and  Millbank Sound and Queen Charlotte ^.   our   Slte,amel.   wen.t   in   to   a   big   girIs are caHed  upon  to use French.,  Pound"                                     - , -r   i- i       ������������������������������������'������������������.' and Gjennan as. a. conversational me-  moralizing themselves and their  children by hoteb life, while their  husbands slave lonely and unloved in  America."  "I know those birds of passage,"  said Firefly, "some of them fly from  Indianapolis. 'Oh! my Paris, darling  Paris,' ������������������-. said Miss Harris, if it only  came from Paris, then I'd wear it,  said Miss Harris.'"  "Some southern women go," said  Dixie, "and I think they're quite right.  American children should learn German and French thoroughly."  "What for?" asked Firefly, abruptly.  "So they can speak those beautiful  languages."  ; '  "Where?"  "Why here ��������� in their, own country."'   '...  "Are there no foreigners here to  teach them?"  "Oh yes, but there's nothing like  being among lots of natives to get a  H  ft  9  V L  'i|  1  I  *^-������-r/.W-"������:'r,^^  jgsitSMgia^^ *n  ���������������������������"I  :������������."?: iLiiS*8  k  ���������"-">-  MB ABBGVStfOKb iOSt,     ABBOttftPOftb, B 8,  CLARK'S Gents' Furnishings, Boots, Shoes  C.  ungj  Boots that cost $6 and $6.50  Guaranteed to give Satisfaction  Have to be Worn to  be Appreciated  For Sale Only by  CLARK, Abbotsford, B.C.  i  saaaagsggBQM&sB^jiMia^a^^  s^e  COMMERCIAL  oooooooocoool  WHO'S "WHO  IN CANADA  OOOOOOOOOOCOOOOO 0, JC; OOOOOOO  AHSJKK 1USUM A TV ���������  Mr. Kingman cf is by way  of   business   a   member   of   the   big  group   of   Canadian    gentlemen'  who  handle  financial  propositions,  and  is  recognised   as   a   successful   and   reliable business man.    To the general  public,   he  is,' however,  more   widely  known  as  one  of  the pillars  of  the  Voung   Men's   Christian   Association,  his  active  interest in  which  runs to  a   directorship,  of   the   International  Organization, formed  in 1854 in connection" with the Associations of  the  United     States    and     Canada.       To-  Montreal belongs the honor of having  opened the Ol.C.A. movement in the  Dominion^:     This   was   In   1851.    Men  of -all faiths, even those with no religious professions whatever, arc free  to acknowledge the value of the good  work   being   carried   out   by   all  partrhonts   of  the   body,  and  forest "ami marsh Is"Tiis~to finparl"T5  the .ready , listener, and AleKiiihT?1������>'7  camp soon receives his Inr'.'���������������������������'ios .n?  the Grand Lodge of the Open Spaces.  He is a practical man,in wood \v\>o  lie knows his animals, reptiles, i.xC  and birds at first hand. Nature se-,  lected' him as one,of the few to whom  a lie reveals her secrets.  .There is nothing conservative about  tiini.(  Tho' his first love is the wpode  and'the creatures of the wild, he hai  an   open   heart   for   kindred   subjects,  and   is- well   informed    upon    topics  other    than     that    of    nature.     I-Iir  numerous magazine stories sTfow th  l?.e  has a. grasp  on   a  wide  range  subjects, while his next book xvi'  Illustrative   of   spheres   far   iy  from that of "tho  >vjl<i."  .J  )ocoocob'cooooooodooocooooo  ;   lis THE WORLD OF SCIENCE  .nirgh'Cy"m[r,?cio Tii" i/lone, because Tf  the pyramid "were intended only as a  tomb there was practically no use for  this elaborate Grand Gallery, with its  strange and remarkable features, except perhaps to temporarily accommodate the granite plugs which still  close the lower end of ihe ascending  passage, but which I find fit ioo1 tightly to have been slid into position At  an angle of about 26 degrees 8 minutes it slopes up for 155 feet, its  height 28 feet, and its w.'dLh above the  ramps nearly 7 Tcet. Its great sides  are clearly marked by seven overlapping layers of stone, while it is  roofed by thirty-six siabs.  O  ' o  ;ooeoooooooooooooooooooooa  .lriO'HTY .UfRACLE.'lN STONE  TALKING BY SUN KAYS  Heliograph, it. is Ohrnicd" Was Oner-  ated in a Rude Way by (he Red,  Man   A (yes   Ago.  j Mcelroy & Co.  LIQUORS,   WINES   AND    CIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  heotion   with   the   effort  in  de-  in   con-  Montreal  Cor. Essendene Ave. and,Oscar St.,  CITY  SSCE  0<  1  tt&EtBEEEE23S������EESSE5E32������  ss=s  ABBOTSFORD, B. d  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  ABXER KING3IAN  Financial Agent and Y.M.C.A. Worker  PECKHAM & HUTTON  PROPRIETORS  9  ���������OB9  particularly, Mr. Kingman's' name  stands well to the front. He has  been an active member from an early  stage, and. is looked upon not only  as'a conscientious worker, but as,an  able adviser in financial matters, in  which latter connection, his business  capabilities   admirably   fit  in.  KING  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, }teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  Eyeight Specalist  Manufacturing Optician  Does the  Finest  Medical men and  bute to his skill.  793 Granville] St.  Optical  others  Work,  pay tri-  rson & T.  (Associate  Members Can.   Soc. C. E.)  Civil Engineers  Vancouver  CHIEF OF i'UlilUJS JtUSS  It is characteristic of Alex. M. floss,  chief constable of the Ottawa police  force that he is very seldom seen in  his official uniform. That may seem  to some a fact of small significance,  but. it reveals in Chief Ross one of his  most predominant traits of character.  Or, putting it- the other way, it shows  the lack of a certain obnoxious trait:  officiousness.  The man who has had direct charge  of Ottawa's police force since Feb.  22nd, 1910, first joined the force on  June 6th, 1895, as an ordinary blue-  coat. He was given his best along  with the others, and many a cold  night he tramped the Ottawa streets  in the interests of law and order. P.  C. Ross was no ordinary policeman.  He had been a school teacher in Ontario and a grain merchant and business man in the West. He pleaded  guilty only to a desire for action in  seeking the life of an officer of the  law. And Chief W. F. Powell, who  ���������then had charge of the force, recog-  ni^4.jnjiaHtj^.abovg. the avgragaJii.  R. A. HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Offiecnext P.O. P. O . Ecx  trie" tall yoisng policeman, and" made  him a clerk in the office. There he  remained^ until he was appointed  chief.  Chief Ross was born on a farm in  Renfrew county 45 years ago on Dec.  26th, 1866. He was the third child of  a family of five, four boys and one  girl. His father, Mr. Robert Ross,  and his mother are still living, hale  and hearty at a ripe old age. At the'  age of 23 the future chief heard the  Horace Greely call, and he returned  Ea&t and settled In Ottawa in 1894.  The chief'is a bachelor. He carries  his age well, being a man of magnificent physique, and might easily be  taken for a man in the thirties. His  favorite recreation is curling, at  which he is expert, and he is a leading skip of the Ottawa Curling Club.  ARCH. P. McKISKNIE  Mr. McKishnio," fiction- Editor on  the Canadian Century, issued from  Montreal, is one of Canada's ��������� young  writers who turns out his stories in  a fashion that attracts and holds the  Interest of his readers from the initial  letter  to  the  final ..word.  If you are by nature a lover of,the  woods, lakes and the wild things  which inhabit them. If you have a  good outdoor story or hunting yarn  to spin. Archie P. McKishnie is'your  friend. The well known writer and  author of Gaff Linkuni and "Love of  the Wild" is Canadian in birth and  sentiment and. comes of that grand  old Scotch Ontarian stock about  which Ralph Connor has written so  many stories. You do not meet the  real McKishnie when he is at his  office desk or in his study ��������� tho' to  be sure his personality impresses  you right away .with visions of the  open and the nature he knows and  loves so well ��������� but trail with him  thro' the  tangle of bush  grown  up-  At Doornkloof, in the goldmining  district of the Transvaal, a hole has  been drilled down 5500 feet, thus  making one of the few perfc...,..<_,ns  of the earth's outer crust which exceed a mile.  And even the adjutant sjniled.  nciirflimg-   the   Secrets   of   Egypt's  Highly Pyramids Umt have been  Hurled for Over  Seven Centuries.  It slumbered  for  thirty-seven  cen-  uries''before the coming of Christ ���������  .he   .Groat   Pyramid   of   Cheoiij,' . or  <,Ch,ui'u.     It   still   stands   there,   eight  .niles  from   Cairo,   defying   time,   the  elements, and the vandals, all working together,-barely able to stretch its  skin.    An American, Dow Covington,  ���������has brought out the latest word from  its mysterious depths; he has almost  solved its secret.  After clearing every passage that  can. be found, he hasv discovered Jhat  certain winds make musical sounds in  the passages, which he has rid of the  .debris of nearly fifty-seven centuries  and hr hopes yet to find another  northern passage which will make  quite a musical effect when the*winds  blow right. Best of all, he has cleared the single remaining course just  above the sands of the desert, and re--  vealcd to the world ,that its outer  sheath was'of white limestone, which  nobody knew before, because the great  -mass of stone had been used as a  common quarry for thousands of  years. The limestone sheathing makes  many a mosque in Egypt to-day.'When  the tomb of Cheops was first reared'it  was as white as a marble mansion  of our times. The technical work bf  those days was marvellous. The masonry is absolutely unrivalled; there  is nothing better in all the world today. Monuments and palaces have  come and have gone a hundred times  since the Great Pyramid was built.  They   have   perished;   it   remains.  .  For 20 years 100,000 men toiled .'at  the   stones.     They   built   their   great  pile facing exactly north  and  south.  They chose a base of nearly a seventh  of a mile, 761 ft: to be exact.    This  was a plot covering nearly 13 acres  There   were   210 -perfect   courses '. of  stone, almost invisibly joined of Mo-,  kattem limestone blocks.   At an angle  of a little more than 51 degrees its  four  sides swept-up, tapering  to the  pointed apex, 481 ft. above the ground.  In  it were 85,000,000  cubic feet of  stone, put up by people who had no  modern machinery.    There are about  2,300,000 individual  blocks.  It Flew 5600 Years Ago!  The.debris removed, marvellous relics were unearthed. They had been  'eft there almost before modern time  began ��������� objects of bronze and terra  cotta, two mason's levels, bread-  plates and wine-flasks used by the  workmen of other days. There were  the bones of a sacred bird which flew  its last flight at least 5,600 years ago.  He found the mysterious chamber  below the ground ��������� burrowed out of  the living rock beneath the mighty-  pile above���������"The stones of darkness  and the shadow of death." What this  chamber was for is not yet known.  Sixty-nine feet-of debris obstructs  the outer end of , the channel that  'eads to the great chamber of 'the  king ��������� the great Cheops, or Khufu,  himself, and when this has been cleared away, there will be exposed for the  "���������rut timp in history the interior, of  this world -wonder.  A recent writer on the subject of  talking by sun v-iyis concludes that  the civilised world is probably indebted to the North American Indian for  the idea of making use of. sun, rays,  reflected from a looking g'as's, as" a  means of transmitting messages or  signals.  Science has taken' she idea, modified  and  improved   upon   It,   and   the  now  almost perfect means used by all prominent nations  to  transmit   messages  by means of a mi������,:,,,r and  sun  rays  are but" the outgrowih cf the idea ,of  the   "untutored   savasje,"   who   many,  many years ago coucc.ved the .dea of  making the flashes of sun  rays from  a   small   piece  of  ghiss   held   in   the  hand the medium of SignaiS  and   messages   from   pc nc   co   point.  Borne   authorities   maintain   that   the  Idea came from a  "er n    ������������������-   r:ir '"'���������"���������-k  as   the   time   of   Alexander,   as   some  histories    record    tho    fact    that    he  piloted his fleets by t.ignals  made by  the -rays .of   tlie   sun   reflected   from  some bright surface.  The Indian with his small piece of  shining material cowid send signal  flashes a distance of over twenty-five  miles. Today the uiviliccd world,  with the idea impiv.vo.l upon, and  with fine instruments wide for the  purpose, is able to transmit lo.ig messages over  seven  Union  n.;  far.' The  Instrument used is called a heliograph  or sun writer.  The heliograph may be described as  an instrument by which rays of light  are reflected from a highly polished  mirror, mounted on a tripod so as to  throw the resulting flash on any desired point within the field of vision.  The signals are produced by causing  the reflected rays io a'ppr-r.r and disappear or be obscured, the intervals  of appearance and obscuration being  varied in length so as to produce the  combinations of long and short  flashes. .  WIRELESS TELEPHONY  TRAINS.  OX  ARCH. McKISHNIE  Journalist of Toronto and Montreal  lands in buff shirt and corduroy;  paddle with him along placed, mountain hemmed lakes; or lay for drenching chilly hours, in the reed blinds,  and you will know McKJshnJe arichL  The   JOVe    Of    t^    ^tu    nf  The Queen's Cham bar  Beneath the King's chamber, in the  heart of the pyramid, is the Queen's  chamber, near the entrance to which  ���������there was found about forty years  ago a number of rare relics, the most  important of them" being a small  bracelet of iron, or perhaps it was a  child's anklet. This was lying imbedded in the cement of tho eighty-  fourth course. It is the oldest iron  object known to men. In 1837 a Mr.  Hill, an engineer, found imbedded, in  the 103 course a flat piece of iron  equaly as old, which is now in the  British MuFeura.  Masons to-day build no more beautifully than did those ancient men who  toiled 5,600 years ago. They have  left their own monument in the  Queen's chamber ,: which, apparently,  was never-used. It is s.uperbly finished and jointed; yet, oddly enough, the  entrances to this superb tomb was  covered and concealed. Possibly it  was intended for Mertitefe, Khufu's  Queen, but she survived him and married his brother Chephren, who built  the-second pyramid in the great group  which stands to-day as perpetual monuments" just outside  Cairo.  The   Grand   Gallery   is   considered  ths   most   mysterious,   part   oX   this  A  phase  of  human   activity   which  has   occupied   the  attention   of   many  inventors is the devising of a simple  system for maintaining wireless telegraphic and telephonic communication  with   moving   tra'ns.     Nu ��������� prous   experiments   have   been   made   in    the  United States, Belgium, and Germany,  as    well    as    in    Britain;    but    the  success   hitherto   achieved    has    not  been  sufficiently convincing  to  warrant commercial exploitat.on.    An inventor in the Midlands, however, appears   to  have   solved   the  difficulty,  judging   from    the   eminently   satisfactory results of tests made.    In this  invention   the   method   is   adopted   of  encircling   a ' railway   carnage    with  two frames of wires for sending and  receiving  messages.    Along  the   side  of the track is carried  a continuous  wire,   similar   to   that   u?c I   for   telegraphing   purposes,    which    may.   be  buried  or carried  on   low  posts," and  which   links   up   with   stations   and  signal-boxes, as with the trunk  telephone   and   telegraph   systems   of  the country.    In  the carriage an  ordinary   telephonic, instrument   is   installed,  and   the  electric  oscillations  are transmitted or received by either  of the  above-mentioned   wire   frames  carried beneath the coach.    The system is described as wireless inductive,  so  that  the   pulsations   produced   in  the   sending   wire   frame   are   reproduced  by induction  in   the  wire  running parallel with the track, and vice  ver.������ "  messages.' THB ABBOTSFORD POST  The Hulton-Harrop J3ale was wall  attended and good prices prevailed.  Mr. J. Heath will shortly reside  at Wellington lufcncit  Hultbn-IIarrop   brothers will continue to reside at Lythwood.  Miss Gilbert, who has been, the  guest at Mr. Boyd's homo left on  Wednesday afternoon for Vancou  ver.  Many members o,f the Orange  Lodge and True Blues too.k part  in the celebration at New Westminster on July 12th.  On Tuesday, Major Pottinger's  team, while near the B. C. E. K.  depot, took fright and dashed rap  the street where they were pluck-  ily stopped by Mr. J. J. Gr^-row.  a3 they passe'd his store.  Like  a Church  Our Services are Free  Phone your Order for Pienic Lunches  '       to the-  The Abbotsford Bakery  ALBERT LEE, PROPRIETOR.  N HARDWARE  Mr: Jack Copping and Jack Valletta were out on Monday driving  a colt in a buggy when the shaft  clutch came open, causing Uie  shaft to fall, and the startled an-  imal tore across the street. .The  wheel coming in contact with u  post, threw the occupants out in  a heap. Mr. Vanetta was shaken  badly, and Mr. Copping was cut  m the face and severely bruised on  the hip, but with innate \iluck he  persists in walking around to got  his joints in oi'der.  This week, in Vancouver, tha  question of Hazel Street connecting the east and west end, will bo  dealt with by the Railway Commissioners.  The absorbing oif the Farmers  phone system by the 13. C. Telephone Co. is still proceeding, but  no definite particulars are yet announced.  NOTICE.  Having disposed of mv. business  in Abbotsford, all accounts" owing  must be paid at one* to me. All  taccounts against me should be  rendered without delay and they  will receive my immediate attention.  M. L. 'McPHEE,  Office of the "Abbotsford Post."  M9TBL ARRIVALS  COMMERCIAL.  W. E. Jardine, Frederickton  H. A. Stewart, Dawson City  J.   McEachem.   Sterling  Frank Kipp, Chilliwack  H.   Knowles,   Chilliwack  jj.. P. Montgomery, Vancouver  W.  J. Kirkpatrick, London, Unt  H.   Nixon,   Vancouver  Mr. and Mrs. Longfellow, Dallui.  Texas.       ��������� ���������._ '  E. J. Bordeaux, Olympki  R. H. Adams, New Westminster  Geo.  Boulanger, Mission  City  ABBOTSFORD.  H.  Causeland, Everett, Wash  C. C. Tilley, Princeton  E. A. Meyer, Vancouver  C. E. Lambash; Vancouver  J. E. Dunn, W. C. P. Co.  A. H. Nelson, W. C. P. C.  K. C. Bley,  T. H. Moore, Cedar Cottage  Miss Eileen Hayes. Somerset, Eng  Miss Annie Hayes,  D. J. McGugan, New   Westminster. ,  A. W. Hutcheson, Vancouver.  W. Towlan, Mt. Lehman  Mr.   and  Mrs. T.   Penman,  Now  Westminster.  JULY 12TH CELEBRATION  fifteen thousand persons took pari  in the celebration.  New Westminster presented a  gala- appearance, and orange was  the predominating feature of _ the  scheme of decorations. The mem���������  bers of the order were bedecked  with the regalia necessary to the  occasion, but the women and children who made up spectators were  equally resplendent with colors  The three thousand Orangeman.  NVho actually took part in the parade congregated-at Library square  shortly  after one o'clock.  The procession, with beautiful  banners dancing in ..the breeze  and marching, to the inspiring  strains of the fife and drum, eras*  and bagpipes swung up Columbia street, headed by. Chief Marshal Otway Wilkie. mounted on a  cream colored steed. The parade,  which took more than half an hour  lo pass, *as the largest ever seen  ;n the Ko/al City, and presenU-^  a sight that had never been equalled. '��������� - '-���������  Led by the kilties with their bag  pipes, the procession, .accompanied by the brass bainds from Rev-  elstoke, North Vancouver, South  Vancouver, Vancouver ,City, Mission City, Victoria and Westminster, marched up .Columbia Street  co Park Row, then countermarching at park gate, swinging .arouna  the Oval and forming  a circle.  The principal streets w.ere lined  deep with thousands of onlookers,  many of whom /numbered among  the visitors whose affiliations,  were unmistakably shown in the  orange ribbons that decorated the  glossy tresses of the women folk.  The morning was devoted to receiving the guests who arrived uii  trains, boats, cars and every conceivable conveyance from all parts  of British Columbia, by committees  appointed especially for thatpui-  pose. ,,    .  Arrived at Queen's park, the  delegates were officially welcomed  to the city by acting-Mayor Gray  in  an  appropriate speech. .  Amongst the hligh provincial  officers present were Deputy  Grand E. Bush and Grand Master  F E. Pakenham oi the Black  Knights of Ireland. Worshipful  Master Charles Cotton of Mission  City-,Lodge was also present with  Director of Ceremonies W. J. Beacon.���������Fraser Valley ...Record.  The trials an dtribulations of a  member of the municipal council  ���������are such that it is truly marvellous  . QUALITY .is the First Thing* you Want  PRlCE-that's the next thing you want to. know is  right.    This is the store where it is believed fair to  charge only a fair price. Do you want to purchase a  Churns of  Bean  Butter  All Kinds  Builder's Supplies, Hardware,   Sashes and. Doors,  -    .   or perhaps.sitting room chairs.    Try     ���������  H. ALANSON  MISSION COUNCIL.  On Mo,nday July 15th the council was resumed immediately after  the court of Revision, with all the  member sof the council present.  The reeve stated that the meeting had been called -to fix the rate  of  taxation for the  coming year,  the question had been thoroughly  talked oyer and all estimates carefully looked into, the council knew  what work there was to be done  and he for one would gladly welcome   any suggestion  that  would  To celebrate the 5u'th anniversary ' be made'whereby the rate could be  of  the foundation  of  the Orange   reduced.   The    members    of    the  Order in British Columbia, Mission   council   having    individually    ex-  City Lodge No. 1629, accompanied  by many townsfolk, visited New  Westminster on Friday last. Head  ed by Mission City band, looking  very smart in new uniforms, the  members of the lodge, bearing then  new banner, marched from the Orange Hall to the depot where they  were joined by a contingent from  Matsqui alnd Clayburn. The whole  party left on the Agassis local for  Westminster, where it is estimated  /pressed their opinions it was duly  proposed and seconded that tne  rate for the coming year be,  General  Rate   15  mills  Health Rate  - ������������������  l'mill  School Rate ,  5 mills  making   a total of 21 mills.  This is an increase'of 25 percent  over last year.  The rate on the wild land to bo  40 mills, the same as last year.  that there are enough public spir-1  ited    men    in. the community   to  handle ''this   thankless  Job.   From,  the Reeve to the Clerk, each member   of  the  council   is  obliged   to  explain daily why it is impossible  to' make two land  two make ten.  The average man believes that it  is the bounden duty of the council  :o   pay   special   attention   to   tht  particular piece.������f work in which  he is personally interested without  regard to the fact that there' arts  a ��������� hundred  others''with the same  conception.   There    are   only    100  cents in each dollar and the supply  of diollars is limited.   The borrow-  .ng   power   of    a    municipality   is  limited and. taxes are not allowed  co exceed  a certain fixed proportion   of  the  valuation. . Should the  council     in      a  fit of abstraction  take heed of the demands of the.  tax-payers and grant the improvements which they so ardently demand, then they are obliged to increase the rate of taxation and Mr.  Tax-payer   gets  busy again  with  his   little  hammer  and   begins  to  howl against the huge taxation.  The cost of building  and maintaining   the  roads  in   a   sparsely  settled and growing country, is of  necessity  high.   The hundred  and  ;me  items  of   expense  which  arc  mere details in  a' thickly populated   region,   soon   begins   to   beat  heavily  upon  the  municipality  in  which   a   large proportion  of  the  land is still uncleared and unproductive.   The   average   tax-payer,  however,  demands that the sami  facilities for transportation to and  from the markets be furnished, and  i from an  ethical standpoint, he is  entitled to them on  a basis of hia  taxation.   There is only one   way  out of the quanary, and that is aid  from  the   provincial  government.  The precendent is to hand as the  government is "always ready. with  the open purse to assist in the con  struction of the new railroads, etc.  and  will foster industries of this  kind in order that they may pats  through'the initial stages of their  growth without undue strain. Why  should   the   young  and   go*o,wing  municipalities b etreated less fairly  than   are  the  corporations  whose  resources  are practically unlimited.   The railroads assist in build-,  tag-up the country; true, and so  does the new settler, the only difference   being .that  the   railroad  company   is  usually  well  able  to  take care of itself and will come  into the country with or without  subsidies provided there is IraUV  to justify their coming; the new  .settler, on the other hand, is entirely   dependent  upon  the   community for his means of transportation   to   the markets.      Without  roads, the land is useless, without  help .the settler cannot build these  roads;   without money, 'the   municipalities cannot render the help  to which the settler is entitled as  Hardware and Furniture  a   tax-payer.   It is up to the gov  ernment.   If   your   local   reeve   or  councilman  is unable to  give you  what you demand you may take it  tor granted that it is'because the.  municipality, is  short .pf  funds as  the reeve and councilmen are out  human and would much prefer to  travel along the lines of least ic-  sistance   and   would  naturally   oe  glad   to   build  all   the roa.ds   the  country  co.uld  use, providing   the  funds   were   available.   The "dilii-  culty is that like most men,   they  are unable to find more than  100  cents in each dollar.  MATSQUI  Mr. Joseph Lewis, late of H. M.  SJ "Powerfull" is'������������������now, residing'.on.  hte Prairie. Mr. Lewis was wound  ed at Modder ORiver and has tht  South African war medaL  Mr. T. Lancaster and Miss" P. II.  Sharpe   were  in Mission   City   oo  Sunday. -    ' ' -  Mr. R. Mcintosh of Gifford was  in Mission City last week.  Semi-ready  Tailored Suiti  SOLD ������t the same price ererywhere in  Cinada���������the name in the pocket.  Send for lamplei of $20 "Kine'J Own"  serje and $25 Britain! loom -also style  book.  Ask the clothier in your town or writa  diiect-Semi-ready, Limited, Montreal.  0������nl-rraoa SaUarutg  Thomas & McBain. Vancouver, B.C.  Painting, Sign Writing  General repair work  J. E. PART ON  Abbotsford _    - B. C  Good Storage Room for  Furniture.  If your Grocer has not  Five Roses Flour  On hand" you can get it at the  Abbotsford Feed and  Grain Store  J. J. SPARROW, PROP.  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Pihone Connection       Mission City  WANTED FARM JLAND���������la exchange for my $1150.00 .equity Ln  Vancouver lots*. Act quickly for  " -a   snap,   R. A. Cooper, Clayburn  WANTED  Reliable men with oelliag ability  and tome knowledge of the iruit  business or Nursery Stock, to te-  i present ub Ln British Columbia a?  I local and general agents.  Liberal    inducements    and  permanent position for the right men.  Write  for   full  particulars.  STCNE & WELLINGTON  The Fonthill Nurseries.  (Established 153T)  B. C.  A26.  Tandthy, Clover and Field peas  bo be had at the Abbotsford Feed  Store  When next your watch needs attention, leave it with Campbell, Ma*  Ab,botaford Watch-maker. Shop  located in Clark's Gente' Furuiria-  ing store.  HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Office  and  ohapel   1-034 Granville St.-, Phone 3486  North Vancouver, Office and  Chapel-116 2nd St. Phone 131.  STRAYED���������Red yearling heifer on-  *o my place on 3rd March, O .viler can 'have same by paying expense a, W. L. Barrett, odd Campbell place, Ctearbrooik Road.  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  Electric Powei  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be given to all applications tor service from our lines.  Address all enquiries to  Light and Power Department  Holden Block, Vancouver.  sii Columbia Electric Railway Lti  m  ���������'���������;.W������5.  -'.to ^"JE  'K??I  "ml  V* >t������


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