BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Abbotsford Post 1913-07-25

Item Metadata


JSON: xabpost-1.0168740.json
JSON-LD: xabpost-1.0168740-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xabpost-1.0168740-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xabpost-1.0168740-rdf.json
Turtle: xabpost-1.0168740-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xabpost-1.0168740-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xabpost-1.0168740-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 t  .      '     '  i   I ^  'V  *7  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No. .   II  i    '  ABBOTSFORD, B. C, FRIDAY, J,llly   25, 1913  l-  $1.00   PER YEAR  Vinegar9 Lemonade powder  Canteloupes, Watermelons,  Gooseberries, Cherries,  Cucumbers,    Lettuce    and  everything * that is green and  '^   refreshing.   .  gaiFa^BBttowaji mm **'tr~-7rr 'Tti ivmrans  V  J  CLAYBURN TOJAVE FACTORY  Mr. A.' F. McLaren of Toronto famous as a Canadian cheese king, announced this .week his selection of  Clayburn as-the site of the-first of a  seriesof milk factories to he established in British Columbia for the  purpose of handling - milk under a process which is cred^Led with  preserving milk indefinitely. He has  just completed the organization of a  provincial, company with an authorized/capital of $400,000.  "Construction cf the Clayburn fac-  to'7 will be started at once".and���������.we  will have the* plants in operation ������" in  ten woks." said Mr. McLaren to a  Vancouver newspaper man. '-'Tne  location is an excellent one,-as Clay  burn is on "the line of the C. P. II.  and B. C. Elec^ac, a:id a milk sii) -  ply will be derived from the various  centres in the Fraser Valley. The in  itial bottling capacity wi,l he about  500 gallons daily, but this we expect sqpri ,to increase to 3000 or  4000 gallons daily This lias  been the' who  had had Mr  ing large quantities of condensed  milk. The milk'is bottled and can be  ordered by the case.  "It isgerm proof.   Our western factories   in  the  prairie  provinces   are  1 many carloads behind in their orders  | owing   to   the immense demand      We  sell our sterilized milk in 900 Toronto stores.  '  "The "British Columbia factory at  Clayburn will be the starting point  for an industry-which will prove of  great help to the farmer, and will in'  diiectly turn his attention to mixed  farming, in the success of which the  future of British Columbia is bound  up. ��������� I hope to-do as much for Canadian milk as ��������� I have done for Canadian cheese," said Mr. McLaren with  modesty.  "Ihavc been told that 75 per cent  of the milk sold in Vancouver ''is imported from the United States. Our  company will soon put an end to all  that,"  he added.  In  connection  with  the above   an  attempt was made by the   president  of the Mission  City board of trade  McLaren   through  invariable experience  in other provinces British Columbia offers great possibilities . We  hope to have ten factories in opera,  tjon in this n province before long,  a ��������� ��������� 'are spying out) thevarious dai :y  centre  The milk homogenized, sterilized and pasteurized by this new process, and once bottled ^will keep for  yiarx, in any climate. We sec a  gioat field for its use not only in 1.  C, but in the Oriental markets,  us-  of our plants the district to educate him regarding the .possibilities, and the hope  was that the factory would be located here,,but the fact that the plum  this time has gone to a neighboring  town, will it is hoped not dampen Mr  Abbott's ardor in quietly boosting  for Mission City, and may he be rewarded w'Xh jb'elter luck next ,time  Clayburn is a good point for the  factory and Missionites generally will  wish the new concern the best of  success  ALL-RED FRASER VALLEY  AUTOMOBILE ROUTE  "Make* hay. while the sun shines'- is  or should be the0 motto of the farmersN of' the Fraser Valley at .the present time, and it is. The beautiful  weather was surely sent to bless the  country, and its people. It never  fails in the.Fraser Valley but" that  good "hay weather-is given., the 'farmer.  Itwould do the city man, .with his  automobile, good to take a ,;trip  throughthe Fraser Valley these"-fine  days and see the bountiful harvest of  hay. He has every opportunity of  ?njoying an excellent trip over the  best of roads. -  While much has been written and  boasted of the Pacific Highway auto  route from Vancouver south through  the state of Washington, and beyond  very little has 'been said of ��������� the All  Red Automobile Route of the Fraser  Valley. If more .'��������� were ^ known it  would become more popular, and . in  so doing would much advertising;'be  given the- farm:---life and beaufiful  scenery of-the "best yet" Valley. vof  the province of British Columbia., A-  bout two-thirds of the-provincial ap-.  propriations last session went to the  Lower Fraser:. About' two-thirds, of  thepopulation of the province is. to  be found from Hope to the mouth of  the Fraser River, so that the person  who knows Vancouver and its Stanley Park, and has taken- a trip up  and down the. nortli side of the Eraser has visited the most important  part of the province ���������at least the  part where British Columbia appears  at its best, as an agricultural - district, and its most beautiful.  "If the Progress club of Vancouver  were truly alive to the, best interests  of the surrounding community the  All-Red Automobile Route of the  Fraser Valley would he" advertised by  the club To see the Valley at this  time ofthe year would be to become  infatuated as it presents a most attractive appearance. Properly outlined it is believed that the club  could do much to popularize the agricultural district right at the very  doors of the largest city of the pro  vince.      -        ' ��������� ���������  ��������� With the object of calling attention  to the route this paper takes the opportunity of briefly outlining the  route���������called All-Red because through  Canadian territory and over Canadian roads.  After taking in the beadties of  Stanley Park start over the road to  New Westminster���������a good start on  a. long tour. On through New West  minster and Sapperton towards Co-  quitlam���������the future City Terminal-  past the provincial mental hospital  and farm.  The road leads on past through  Coquitlam through the centre of the  town to the Pitt River, across on  the ferry and through the prosperous  districts of^ Pitt Meadows, Maple  Ridge and Mission to Misssion City.  The growing towns of Port Hammond,Port Haney and Ruskin while  numerous other' small towns are pass  ed through. No better illustration  of successful farming and fruit growing could be found anywhere ,than in  these .three municipalities.  Should it be desired -to visit' the  largest water power in the province  in operation for light and power purposes the works ��������� of the - Western  Canada Power company at Stave  Falls could be visited before crossing  the Stave River crossing^  At Mission City as a side trip an  hour spent east through Hatzic, Dew  dney and Nicomen Island wouldprove  interesting and  profitable. -   ''"  The government ferry at Mission  City.'.crosses the-mighty Fraser at  every hour the-day from .7 a.m. until  5 p.m.���������it also1 runs on.Sundays ,at  regular 'hours���������andi lands the tourist  in the hay lands of Matsqui. Going  on south to Abbotsfotd over a road  as level as a board a turn is made  west over the Yale road towards New  Westminster.  As a side trip���������three hours���������Chilliwack, which lies to the east might  be, visited. -The fame of this Garden of Eden'is familiar to many.  Returning to Abbotsford again and  continuing on west through ' Alder-  grove, and Langley are reached. At  ths point on the Yale Road there is  a ..choice of. Wo.-routes, to New West  minster. By falling "the one to- -the'  left an opportunity is given of'seeng  Cloverdale and surrounding district  Near this/ poiintithe. Pacific- Highway  for  the-, south1 is crossed ���������. - Continu-  DOiNION POWDER GO.  START OPERATIONS  The establishment of the Dominion"  Powder Company's works in Abbotsford is now an assured, fact. A  large, force of men are now engaged in'clearing the site recently purchased outside of the twonsite. and  as'soon as this work 'is completed'  the. construction of the buildings , is  to begin and rushed   to   completion.  Mr. Israel, head of. the company, is  at. present on the ground superintending the work.  The powder-, to be manufactured)  is the identical , powder .rhanufact-  urexd by the Imperial Company in  !the' iU1Jdtcll States,, whose 'factory '  is situated in the city of Chehalis, in  Washington.,, Th'.s powder is in no  sense a dynamite or has It' any ��������� ofthe dangerous l attributes of dynamite, either in the manufacture, the  handling, tlie .transportation, or the  use.- It appears that it is' imposs-"  ible to get1 a premature explosion  of ,this powder except by its den'ota  tions with a lulminatirig cap of at'  least,.6X strength.' No-amount.; of  rough handling jarring, droppings or  contact with fire will- cause this  powder to   explode.   There is ab'solu  tely  no  danger, in   its   manufacture  ing westward the road leads through I handling or storage'to any  damage,  the heart of the famous Delta, where I by   explosion   to   any   adjacent   pro-  haying at the present time is   in full Iperty'or to any person.   ,/It is high  sw|ng.. The river road leads -east-,'  ward from Ladner to New Westminster acrass the Fraser River bridge.  To see Richmond take the river road  west,stopping at Eburne and Stev-  estbwn, and thence back to Vancouver.  This trip can be made in a day  but two days spent would well repay the tourist, and give ample time  to see the valley and judge of its  opportunities, take in the beauties  and enjoy an outing that would ever  remain a pleasure in the memory of  the  tourist.  ���������  Mr., J. A. Tupper of Tupper's Livery Stable, has within the past few   land  in   the   district  ly infiamable,", and in . its. manufacture the only danger is by- fire, but"  nothing   else.  There, is another pleasing "feature about this powder and that ��������� is  that it can- be purchased very'much  cheaper than that now purchased by  the farmer for his _ land- clearing,  and incidentally should prove a big  boon to the man who has land ��������� to  clear.. Cheap powder has always  been the cry of the farmer of the  Fraser Valley and now that it is  to be had at an early date" for local use, it should be considred a  .solution to the clearing of the fertile  days autoed from Mission City, to  Vancouver, on the north side and returned on the south side of the river  and .would be g lad to furnish any information he could aboutthe  trip.  The following table of distances is  given ias a guide:  miles  Vancouver to-New Westminster .   12  Westminster, to Coquitlam     8.  Coquitlam  to  Port Hammond   ...   8  Hammond to Haney  3  Port Haney to Ruskin     14  Ruskin to Mission  City      8  Slave Bridge to Stave Falls     3  Mission City to Hatzic            3  Mission City to Nicomen     20,  Mission'City to Abbotsford     6  &bbotsford to Chilliwack      .'   27  \ Abbotsford to Aldcrgrovc     6  Aldergrove to Langley Prairie.....   12  Langley to Cloverdale    6  Cloverdale to Ladner -. 12  Ladner to New Westminster   13  New Westminster to Eburne  ��������� 7  Eburne to Steveston      ���������      8  Eburne to Vancouver     7  DEDICATION^ ST. PAUL'S  Sunday August 3rd will be a day  of the church to be remembered marking as it does in the town  advancement and progress. The  new Presbyterian church will be opened and dedicated The. name of  the church will, be "St. Paul's,  Huntingdon"  The opening services will be at  11 a. m., 3 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.  It is expected that a large number of people will be present to  partic/rpate in the opening cere  mony.  Mr. and Mrs. Gay are receiving  the congratulations of their many  friends on their marriage j which  took   place a   fewweeks ago.  A tfociial meeting wiW be heUd  under the auspices of the Ladies'  Aid on the Monday evening follow  ing, when a programme of addresses Music, and reading will be provided. Refreshments will be served  at the close  of the.   programme.  The public are - heartily invited  to be   present.  Dr. Swift has discarded his former  runabout andis now the possessor of  an up-to-date Ford ���������y-  THE    ABBOTSFORD   POST  'ABBOTSFORD,   B.   0.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company.  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and.  surrounding district'.  Advertising rates made known on application.  LEGAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents per line for first insertion,  and 8 cents a'line for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  '   Ourj Shib^leth���������Neither for,nor agin the Government/  ��������� ������������������I'M ' ���������     II       ������'���������         "���������  Ill  , <  'Friday* July 25, 1913  The ."Fraser Valley Development  League and the Progress club of New  ' Westminster have taken up the question of better markets and arc at tlie  present time asking that the govera-  cnt go thoroughly into the matter  but no plans have as yet been car-  riedout. The following will prove, in.  tercsting to those who arc' working  on  the question of better markets:  It was announced from Washington  that the department of agriculture,  through its office of markets begin a  thorough studyofwhat happens to  produce from the time it leaves the  producer until it reaches the consum-  cv. A specialist on marketing perishable produce will investigate prices received, by the producers, cost  of transportation and- storage change  of ownership, accumulated charges,  profits and other elements This  specialist will then study conditions  ii various sections to determine the  feasibility of a news market service  dealing with perishable products;and  also the .best method of making statistics of supply and demand useful to  the farmer or truck gardener.  Other specialists will give attention to studying co-operative, organizations of producers and consumers, in  eluding co-operative marketing associations of farmers and buyers, co-,  operative stores etc. They will study intensively typical communities  dealing with special products, and  will assist in theformationof new cooperative enterprises. An expert in  co-operative accounting will assist  such organizations to keep their book  and' records effectively, establish the  cost systems and followup methods  ofhandling goods en route and on sale  ~ Every phase of agricultural lite is  will assist in the formation ,of new.co  establishing  proper   co-operation.  Eggs - wholesale rose a( few (cents  while the retail prices remained the  same. In meat both veal and pork  rose, a few cents wholesale-, but with  no changes in there ta'il' prices. Shad  frcshfroni the Fraser river, was a  fish to make its first appearance this  season and fetched 50 cents each.The  flower stalls, presenterta pleasing .appearance with an abundance of both  flowers and pott-edplants. Carnations  remained at the same price as last  week, that is 25 cents per dozen. The  Smelt disappeared from the market.  CUPID  TOOK   PART  In all parts of Canada a sober and  industrious people are looking forward  hopefully to the harvest.   In different  sqctiohs   the  'Jlmiit   to  bo jgathercdj  take various forms.   On  the prairies  Dan Cupid was the god of two of  the cars which snorted across the  starting line of Los Angelos recently  and hurled out San Fernandi boulevard into the sombre reaches of San  Fr'ancisqiiito  canyon".  Wiltli his customary disregard fon  human feelings, ��������� he -> had some t mc  previously impaled upon one of iris  sharpest darts three hearts instead of  two. The resulting tangle, had to be  straightened out some way and the  girl in the case, being somewhat of  an automobile enthusiast herself, hit  upon the Panama-Pacific road race as  a means to an end.  Harry Raymond and Ralph- .Whcrrit  of Los Angelos, both being admirers  of the same young lady, proposed to  her a short while" ago hut with true,  feminine caprice she married miHi  affection for .both of them and would  not.give either a final answer and so  make him "the happiest of men. So she  made them, both" extremely miserable  by her refusal to -choose .between  them. Finally a' joint council was  held, during which it was decided  that each of the .young men. should  drive a car in the contestl  The young woman agreed to.bec'om  the'bridc of the one who "finished at  Sacramento first. ' In order'that  neither should hare any advantage  over the other except "his s'cill as a  driver,  new  and  identical   machines  j tres of population will bring about  , the removal of staples, thus ridding  the public of tho constant menace of  the ��������� horse andhorse-fly, which 'are  the chief carriers or propagators of  typhoid fever and kindred diseases.  It is a well known fact that New  York, with its thousands of pleasure  and commercial automobiles, ' is a'  much healthier city than it was . a  decade ago andthis improvement' in  the sanitary conditions of the larg-  <\-.t e-iiV'Of the United States is ascribed to the growing use of the motor-driven equipmentand the consequent in the use of horse drawn vehicles.  The same is. true of every large "ci  ty and it is not ail impossibility  that the distant |fuUire may witness  the enactment of health laws that  may prescribe the limits in which - a  horse drawn equipment may be operated in these communities���������that is to  say, befor? many years it will have  become unlawful tousc the disease  breeding horse in the residence and  hotel sections, and in other sections  only under the strictest sanitary regulations.���������Ex-  =a>  ULLING  on your boot straps  will not get you very far.  uy a set of  ������ farness  B. J GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. C.  COME to Mission City on Labor Day,  FRASER  VALLEY  NEWS  ITEMS  it is  the wheat that is the    :--',aplc   were purchased, pracrice...spins indul-  pjroduct. Farther east thjeyi do not  put "a 11 their eggs in one .basket"  The earth is made to yield of herin-  crease in a variety of ways. Here in  Mission City we are more interested  in the fruit andthe haf. But whatever is the occupation of the people  and wherever they- pursue their occupation the weather) plays an important part in the enterprise. Just at  the present -time, therefore,, it is  pleasantto reflect that advices from  all quarters are that the weather is  all that could be desired. May the  conditions continue, because from a  business point of view very much- depends upon a bounteous harvest this  year in Canada". If the men ' who  hold the. purse, strings can be shown  that this is a land of abundance,  the money market will speedily  "loosen up"  THE   MARKET  Fine    weather   favored  the     New  Westminster market on Friday morn  ing last, causing agooelattendance of  city people   This same  fine weather  however,     decreased   the   attendance  from the country as the fanners remained at home to  make  hay    while  the sun shines.   The general appearance of the market was pleasing, the  people   thronging,  passageways,   and  most of the stalls were    well laden  with  the products of the    sea,   river,  farm and city.  The prices in poultry, although  there was a good showing remained  stationary. In vegetables new potat-  oesdropped from last week's prices to  $1-50 a sack Raspberres and both  black and red currants appeared in  larger quantities, the currants especially meeting  with a good demand.  gcd in and the two Lotharios took  turns driving the whimsical miss up  to the night of the start.  The bride that was to be bade  each of her "fiances" Godspeed and  the race was on. But���������it was not to  be.  Whether it,was because Cupid himself was dissatisfied with the arrang  ment cannot be told, but dire misfortune prevailed. The ' new cars  which hummed so soothingly along  thcboulevards twenty-four hours before refused to behave. Ray came  to grief near the entrance to the can  yon and was forced to withdraw  Hope still lingers in his breast, how  ever, for Whirrett was not much luck  ier. Bakcrsfiield proved Ids Waterloo and a broken axle his ;fiasco.  Both of the young mcai are now-  back in Los Angelos,.the cars are un  dcrgoing repairs, and an 'anto .duello  may be arranged to settle'the affair  soon���������that is unless the object, of  their affections changes hcv mind in  the meantime.  CARS IMPROVE I-IEAL.TH  ....  Apart from its virtue as an instrument  of  outdoor pleasure    with  ithe  sunlight, and fresh air that go with  it, the.automobile,  especially in  larg  cities is being looked, upon by health  authorities as the greatest single Jac-  t 'i   of   modern times in the attain'  ment  of  municipal   cleanliness. When  .the motor vehicle ��������� finally  drives the  horse from the, larger cities,  it will  relieve the street?, of one of its great  est sources; of ctfuse and will  bring  about an appreciable reduction in, the  expense, for s tr<? e t    cl can i ng.      13 u t,  more important?,  still "the  disappear  The farmers of- the Delta are wealing a perfect smile on account of the  fine ��������� hay weather.- The same smile  extends from the mouth-of the Eraser  to  Hope.  The Chilliwack flower show was a  success.  Govcrnmentwork has begun , again  in the Sumas Lake'district.  A powder factory is to he started  at  Abbotsford..  rThc Fraser River has gone down a-  bout  five feet.  It is a sight for sore eyes to see  all the American.' automobile riders  coming to the Canadian side when- a  first-class road is desired.  The police havetaken to the asylum  at New Westminster a man by the  name of Campbell from the Sumas  prairie.  The people of .Abbotsford. arte , re  .viving the saying, "All Roads Lead  to Abbotsford."  Coquitlam is "advertising the t..1 vi'i  by sending" out .a> baseball team' to  conquer the province. It is not a  "home-brew."  In Nicomen Island a farmer by the  name of Gibb lost a span of horses  They took fright and ran down the  bank into the river. Hcsaw only the  heads of the horses as the wreck floated down the xiver. Loss about $500  Two new schools are being built in  Dcwdncy riding and the. .government  arc asking for tenders.  Crushed rock is being put on the  streets of Mission City by, the provincial government.  The Mission City ferry, runs on  Sundays   now.  The new Gazley block at Abbotsford will he "completed this month.  The Dewdney Trunk Road was nev  er in better condition than at the  present time    Bonson   knows   how.  A committee 'has been appointed to  revise,  the  Maple  Ridge  prize      list  The  work  is   in, the   hands   of D. B.  Martyn.  Evcrycffort is being made to have  the Maple Ridge fall fair a bigger sue  clss this, year than ever.  .. An outside syndicate are likciv '.o  purchase the Port Hammond Lumber  Company's plant.  The pcopl? of Port Haney want   a  university  graduate  as  principal  of  the Haney school.  The social club of Haney has decided to take charge of the tennis affair and wi,l have a number of interesting sets in the near future.  Haney is mour i.ng the loss of it<  blacksmith, Sam Eagle, Who has  deserted the town forMission City.  James Best who has been indisposed  is   better again.   <  The grading of the Dewdney Trunk-  road east ..of Haney-will soon be com  plctcd as. far cast as Albion.  Mr. A. R. Dickson, for two years  manager of the Bank of Montreal at  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding, manufacturing sites  -f.with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  S^Jthe district, and industries already established,        J)  P/Ai^rv  13 acres about 3-4 of a mile from centre of town,  house barn and chicken house, about 100 fruit  trees and all kinds of small fruits At reduced  price.    Good terms.  1-4 section, situated on Yale Road, half mile east of town.  Will-cut and sell in lots of any size -wanted from five  acres up.    Price reasonable, terms good.  Insurance that Insures  For terms and particulars  ������\^/  c^aiium  *^..^.������i.*iifo������i������.$^o$ii|.i$������fo.^������i������������^i^fr������^.|^fr.^i~i*������$.������^~^������i+^w|^^^^i^  9  9  >ummer rasj   1913 STYLES  ions  A choice selection., of goods to choose from  - Practical Ladies' and Men's.  Tailors  aiicey of the horse  from the big  ccn- j Haney   will   go to Nelson  soon.  vis  < j    r# tTiv*r ��������� THE    ABBOfStfORb   ������OSl\     'ABBOTSFORD,   B.   0.  fl  i ��������� "  C^g-������~������..������->,  Infants sandals, size 1 to 3 1-2, per pair  Child's sandals, size 4 to 7 i-2, per pair  ' Child's sandals, size 8 to 10 1-2,- per pair  Better Quality, ,  75c  85c  1.00  Child's Sandals, size 3 to 8, per pair $1.15  Child's sandals, size 8 1-2 to II, per pair 1.40  Youth's sandals, size II1-2 to 13 1-2, per pair 1.60  Boys' sandals, size 1 to 5 1-2, per pair 1.60  The only thing for Children  during warm weather  Abbotsford  iKKSSSxawj^auvmamj  mmimm  ABBOTSFORD, B.C  Strictly first-class -in -every- respect..  The. bar is  stockec|..,with the best of wines,.liquor and cigars,   .  -    RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER   DAY  A. J, HENDERSON. & SONS PROPRIETORS  . KING  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, }*eef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  I  ������5*  *  *  *  First-class Work Furnished by Experienced  Workmen.      Estimates Furnished.  Wm. ROBERTS  Old Creamery Bid.  Abbotsford, B. C.  HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver, Office  and  chapel   1-034 GranvillQ St., Phone 3180  North Vancouver, Office and  Chapel���������116 2nd St. Phone 134.  ROD  AND  GUN  7  placed from the cover cut, which depicts a typical old fly fisherman, on  throughout the issue which reproduces outdoor life in the various Canadian provinces. By Canoe and por  tagc in the Northern Wilderness.  The Call of the Strenuous Life, Fish-  ng in the Kootenays,-Fishing off the  Coast of Newfoundland, are some of  the leading articles, while thoughtful  sportsmen will be  interested in  July issue of Rod and Gun in Can-   reading    E.  R.   LaFl?er's    arrange-  &da published by W, J. Taylor  Lim-   ^nt of the Ontario and Quebec In-  1 - lerprovincial Fish and Game Laws.  ited, Woodstock, Ont., is out with  an interesting and appropriate list  ot contents. The illusrations in- this  issue are particularly clear and well  The regular departments are well  maintained and the issue a good one  for the summer 'sportsman's 'reading'  >������-i~t~������~������~������~������-������������������-*-������-������-������.^������������"������-*-������,������Hl  at the  Copyright.   !9I0,  by  Bobba-Meff*  rili Co.  Q������������'i-i������������i������ii������M������>������i.i"i������ti'������i<������aK������������.������������������"������"������',tO  "She probably Had to get the,key of  the iron door. It was hidden, and time  was valuable. If there was a scape-  grace member of the family, for instance, who knew where the old lady  kept money and who needed It badly,  who knew all about the bouse and  who"- '      ,  "Fleming!" I exclaimed, aghast..  "Or even our young friend Wardrop,"  Hunter said quietly. "He has ah hour  to account for. The trying to get in  may have been a blind, and how do  you know that what he says was stolen out of his satchel was not what he,  had just got from the iron box over  the mantel in Miss Maltland's room?  One thirty. Miss Margery says, when  she beard the noise. One-forty-five  when you heard-Wardrop at.the shutters I tell you. Knox, it is one of two  things, either that woman is dead  somewhere in this house or she ran out  of the hall door just before you went  downstairs, and in that case the Lord  only knows where she is. If there is a  room anywhere that we have not ex-  p[o~ivd'r���������~  "I am Inclined to think there is," I  broke in. thinking of Wardrop's face a  few minutes, before. And just then  Wardrop joined us: He closed the door  nt the foot of. the boxed in staircase  and came quietly up.  :-You spoke about an unused roomer  a secret closet. Mr.  Hunter." he paid,  without any   resentment in - his  tone.  "We  have nothing, so sensational  as  that, hut the old house is.full of queer  nooks'"and   crannies,   and   perhaps  In  one ut them we might find"���������  He stopped   and   gulped      Whatever   Hunter  might  think,  whatever 1   might   have  Mgainst-Harry' Wardrop..I determined  then that he had had absolutely nothing to do with little Miss Maitlaud's  strange'di sap pen ranee.  '   The  first  place we explored  was. a  closed and walled In wine cellar lorn?  unused arid to wliicli access was gain  ed   by  a   small   window  iu   the stone-  foundation of the house.    We ihov'ed  every   trunk   in   Hie   storeroom.     The  grounds had been gone over iuch  by  inch  without affording any clew, and  now the three of us faced one another  The  day   was  almost  gone,  and   we  were exactly where we started.    Hunt  er had sent men through the town and  ihe adjacent countryside, but no word,  hud come from them.   Miss Lelitin had  at last succumbed to the suspense and  had gone to bed. where she lay quietly  enough, as is .the way  with  the old  but so mild that she was alarming.  At 5 o'clock Hawes called me up  Irom the office and almost tearfully  implored me to come back and attend  to my business. When I said it was  Impossible I could hear him groan  Hawes is of tbe opinion that by keep  ing fresh magazines In my waiting  room aud by persuading me to Hie extravagance of Turkish rugs be Das  built up my practice to its present  nourishing state. When 1 left the tele  phone Hunter was preparing to go  back to town and Wardrop was walking up and down the hall. Suddenly  Wardrop stopped his uneasy - prome  aade and hailed the detective.  "Bytieorge," be exclaimed. "I forgot  to show you tbe closet under the attic  stairs!"   CHAPTER VI.  Concerning Margery.  ARDllOf showed us the pan  el In the ball, which slid to  one side wbeo be pushed a  bolt under the carpet.    The  blackness of the closet was horrible In  its suggestion to me.    I stepped back  while Hunter struck a match and looked in.  The closet was empty.  "Defter   not  go  in."   Wardrop  said  ������������������It hasn't been used for years and it's  black   with  dust.    1   found  It  myselt  aud showed It to Miss Jane.    I  don't  believe Miss Letitia knows it Is here"  "   "It  hasn't been used  for years!" re  .fleeted Hunter   "I suppose It has been  some time since you were in here. Mi  \Yardrop_r .���������     - -  "Several years," Wardrop replied  carelessly. "1 used to keep contraband  here In my college days, cigarelies and  that sort ot thing. 1 haven't been tti  it since then."   .  Buiiter took his foot off a small object that lay on (be floor.  "Here is the fountain pen you lost  this morning. Mr. Wardrop." be said  quietly.  When Hunter had finally gone at 6  o'clock, summoned to town on urgent  business, we were very, nearly 'where  we had been before he came. He  could only give us tbeoiies, and, after  all, what we wanted was fact and  Miss* .lane. t  Why had Wardrop lied'' about so  smaila matter/as his fountain pen'r  Tbe closet was empty. What object  could he have had in saying be had  not been in it for years? 1 found that  my belief Id bis sincerity of the night  before was going.  It would have been easy enough for  bim to rob himself, nnd. If he had no  eye for the theatrical, to work our  just some such plot.   It was eveu poa-  Blble that ba had hidden for a few  hours in the secret closet the contents  of the Russia leather bag. But. whatever Wardrop might or might not be.'.  be gave me little chance to find out.  for he left tbe house before Huuter  did that afternoon, and it was later,  and under strange circumstances, that  I met him again.  Hunter bad not told me what was  on the paper be bad picked out of tbe  basket in Miss Jape's room, and I  kuew he was as much puzzled as 1 at  the scrap in tbe little cupboard with  eleven twenty-two on It. It occurred  to me that it might mean the twerity-  second day of tbe eleventh montb, perhaps something that bad happened on  some momentous, long buried 22d of  November. But this was May,- and  the finding of two slips bearlDg the  same number was too unusual.  After Hunter lefti went back to tbe  closet under the upper stairs and with  some difficulty got the panel open  agaliv The space Inside, perhaps eight  lee! feet" high* at one end and "four at  the other, was empty. There was a  row of hooks, as if at some time clothing had been hung there, and a flat  shelf at one end. gray with dust.  I struck another match and examined tbe shelf. On Its 'surface were  numerous scratchings In the dust layer, but at one end. marked out as If  drawn on a blackboard, was a rectangular outline, apparently that of a  smallish' bos and fresh.  My match burned my fingers and I  dropped it. The last flash showed me,  nil the floor ot the closet and wedged  between, two* boards, a small white  globule.-. It did not .need another  match to tell, me it was a>peari:  I. dugit out carefully and took It to  my room, in the daylight there I recognized it as an unstrung pearl of fair  size." ami considerable value. There  could hardly be a doubt that I had  stumbled cm one of the stolen gems.  If Wardrop took the pearls. I kept re-.  pealing, who took Miss Jane?  I tried tu forget the pearls and to  fathom Ihe connection between Miss  Mail land's disappearance nnd the ab  scire of her brother-in-law. The scrap  ol paper, eleven twenty-two., must connect thorn, tint how? A .family scan  da I? rVismisseil mi tbe instant. There  -could be nothing that would touch the  virginal remoteness of that little old  l-nl'y. insanity? Well. Miss .lane  isiicht h:ive- had a sudden aberration  iiii'l wandered away, but that-would  leave Fleming out. and (he papei  dragged bim In.    A common enemy?  I   sniokcl  and   considered   for  some  time over  ibis.     An  especially   malitt  nant   toe   might  rob  or even   murder  but   it  was almost   ludicrous to think  of   his carrying  away   by   for-e   Mi������-  .lalie's ninety  pounds ot austere Hesh  rise solution. ii::d it  not been  loi   the  iiioi.il stains, might have been a peace  nil  one.   leaving  out  the  pern Is.  alto  get her.  but  later developments showed that lib' pearls refused to lie omit  led     To  my  mind,   howcvei. at   thai  time, the issue seemed a double one  l believed that some one. perhaps liar  ry Wardrop. had stolen the pearls, n'd  den ilieui in the secret rluset. and ili������  posed of them Inter.    I made a note n-  try to follow up the missing pent is  Then I clung to the theory lli.it Mls-  Mailland bad been abducted and   was  being   held   for   ransom     Hut -and   I  <iuck   here- Ihe   abductor  who' would  steal an old woman and take bei  out  iuio the May night without any <ovei  ing- not  even shoes-clad only  in  be>  nigh! clothes, would run an almost cei  tain  risk ot losing his prize hy;|:nesi  uiouia.      For   n    second   search    mm  sliowii  not  an  article of   wearing   ap  parel missing from tbe house.  Just before diuuer 1 made a set cie  round of  the grounds.    About a .nub.  dred feet  beyond the boundary .iie.dg'  i   found.circular  .tracks.   Viroad   am!  deep, where an automobile had backed"  and turned. Th$ lane was separated  by high hedges'of osage orange from  the properties on either side, and each  house In that neighborhood "had a drive  of Its own. which entered from the  main street, circled the house and went  out as It came.  " There, was no reason, or, so far as I  could' see. no legitimate reason why a  oar should have stopped there, yet it  stopped and for. some time. Deeper  tracks in. the sand at the side of tbe  lane showed that.  I felt that I bad made some progress. I bad found where the pearls  had been hidden after the theft,,and  this put Bella out of the question. And  1 bad found-or thought 1 had���������the  way Id which Miss Jane had been.  taken away from Bell wood.  I came back past the long rear wing  of tbe house which contained, I presumed, the kitchen and the.other mysterious regions which only women and  architects comprehend. , A long porch  ran the length of'the wing, and. as I  passed I heard my name called., -    ,,  "In here In the old laundry" Margery's voice-repeated, and I retraced  my. steps and went upon tbe-porcb.  At the very end of the wiog, dismantled,, plied at the sides with firewood-  and broken furniture, was an old laundry. Its tubs were rusty, Its walls mildewed and streaked, and it exhaled the  musty odor ofvempt.v houses.   Ou .the.  Boor in the middle or the room, nndfr  nlably dirty and disheveled, sat Margery Fleming.  "I thought you were never coming,"  she said petulantly. "I bave been here  alone for an hour."  "I'm sure I never guessed It," I apologized. ��������� "I should have been only too-  glad to come and sit with you."  She was fumbling with her hair,  which hung., loosely knotted, over one  small ear.  "I hate to look ridiculous." she said  sharply, "aud I detest being laughed  rt. I've been crying, and I haven't;  any handkerchief."  I proffered, mine gravely, and she  took it  "Now,��������� she said when she had Jab-.  bed the last hairpin into place and  tucked my-handkerchief Into her- belt,  "If you have been sufficiently amused  perhaps you will help me out.of here.'*-,  She brushed aside her gown, and I  8aw what had occurred. She was flit-,  ting half over a trapdoor in the floor.1  which bad closed on her skirts and held  her fast.   '    . > \       ..'.-���������  "I was sure Robert bad hot looked  carefully in the old wine cellar," ehej  said, "and then 1 remembered this trapdoor opened Into It. It was the' onlj;  place we hadn't explored thoroughly..  I put a ladder down and looked  around." , .'..,.'.  ' ."Couldn't you���������er���������get out of your  garments, and-I could go out and  close the door?" I suggested delicately.  "You see, you are sitting on the trap^  door and"���������  But Margery scouted the suggestion  with the proper scorn and demanded a  pair of scissors. She cut herself loose  with vicious snips, while I paraphrased  the old   nursery   rime,   "She cut  her   -  r^F2^  ��������� /  f^ass  -     y&Jtei  fe������  "I have bean here alone for an hour."  petticoats all around about." Then she  gathered up her outraged garments and  fled precipitately.  She was unusually dignified at dinner. Neither of us cared to eat. and  the. em|>t������ pi 1 ('p-s.��������� W^jdrop's aud Miss  (Continued Next Week) THE     ABBOTSFORb    POS'I ABBOTSFORD,    B.    0.  LOCALS  BIRTH���������To Mr. and Mrs. J. J.  Gatenhy, on Wednesday, July 16,'13.  a   son.  BIRTH-To Mr. and- Mrs.   Wilson  Williams,  a; son.  Everyone in to wn seems to he  doing a   good business.  "Billy?' Campbell' said the other  day (Jiei did not sceh how tjiey  could he doing any business in Sumas these days as he thought he  hid   it   all  Alanson is tlie only man kicking  arid that is because he is doing so  much   business.  Lee, the baker sells much more of  his bread these days than he did  ���������last-year.  Mrs.   G-.    C.    Clark' has   returned  from a   pleasant visit to Victoria.  The string of guests at the Abbotsford ��������� would indicate that that  hotel   is.just  as popular     as  ever.  Mi'.  T.  L.  Hutton,formerly of the  Abbotsford hotel, is  now   farming.  Black eyed reporters    arc all     the  style, now,   seemingly.  Mr, and Mrs. Binns >of England  are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cope-  land,  Mr. Hugh Baillie of "Vancouver and  Miss Neelands of Lindsay Ont.,  spent   Sunday at the manse.  Mr. Boyd returned home a few  days ago^after a month's trip with  friends   in   Manitoba   and  Minnesota  Mr. Dnnison of Vancouver is visiting his daughters, Mrs. McMenemy  and Mrs.  Zeigler.  Mr. Davey.had the .misfortune     of  losing his home last week by fire. .  Mrs. Bowcn is visiting her brother  Mr. Means.'  Mr. J. S. Campbell of New West-  minster, spent Sunday visiting his  parents at the manse.  It is wonderful how the Canadian  thistles   grow   thesefine   warm days.  Several new barns have been put  on Matsqui prairie this summer in  in anticipation of of he big hay  crop, iair(d' tihe 'farmers will' need  them.  Those wishing to carry a gnu will  require a licence. Those who have  not a license had better see the  policeman, Mr. Brown.  There is a report that one of our  "Mc's" will shortly take unto himself a. wife. You can't guess the  one.  The "house that Jack built" is to  be a dandy. It is number 2 ' all  right.   Hurrah  for  Jack.  Mr. U..C. Blair, the'merchant tailor and his son are doing a rattling  good business these days. Business  is so good that theyhave added another to the staff. Good work always counts, you know.  Mr. J. G.Copp/ng, the village cattle king, reports that businessi is  very good for this season of the  vcar.  As elsewhere real estate is quiet  but everyone is hopeful that the fall  will bring a bunch of good business.  B. B. Smith. His stafl of clerks  much the horses hens, chickens all  cat even  in  the   warm   weather.  One of the largest andbest business  es in the Fraser Valley, is the trade-  that the Pioneer store conducted by  B. B. Smith. Bis stafffi of (clerks  ami himself are kept pretty busy (inr  ing the haying season filling, orders  as the farmers arc too busy to go  ito the store  themselves.  Have , you noticed that dreamy  far away look about Jimmy Higginson these days? It ��������� will be all  right soon.  .- A Sunday'- riding 'academy has  been established here. Several pupils have already'joined,- The teacher  is  an  cxperi ' ���������       ��������� ���������  Mr. I-I. McArthur, formerly princip  al of tlie school heir, paid us a  ���������'���������sit recently renewing old acquaintances. A be u I' the cud of this  month he goes east to meet the  future Mrs.  McArthur.     Lucky man.  There was excitement around the  Brentwood burg the other day. A  man sent to work oh the ' road  discovered a sack wherein was a  foul deed. ' Me would not touch it  himsQlf but came to Abbotsford  to find the po'Vcniaii away.- ��������� On  going lack wi h some friends he  discovered it was a sack of onions  that a Chinaman .had thrown to  one side after cleaning out a cellar   It "did   not   require' a   coroner.  All arc pleascc to see Mr. W.  Ware, able-to be around after being laid to one'side for .about. Wo  months with a   broken leg.  Mr. DeLair is laid to one side for  a short time by sickness .and his  fricfids   wifjh    him   speedy - recover^  Messrs Nesholm and Olsen and  friends removed to Seattle last  week.  The cricket club intend' playing  New Westminster on Wednesday next  Their last' match' match ' with -Vancouver at Brocton Point resulted in a  draw,, a very creditable showing  for our team who were opposed by'  some of thev ery' best players . , in  the  province. ������������������ .'  '" Mr.' Ferguson, the genial mixologist at the Abbotsford hotel, who has  been enjoying . a vacation in the  old country, is expected- home tlr.s  week- Messrs Hammond and Hayes  ���������intend meeting "Fergy" in Vancouver and escorting him' home.  ��������� Clark says that people can talk of  hard times in .'other towns,but speak  f.ng .for himself he says he can always get enough money to buy  shells to b:-at either Copcland or  Murray any time they want to come  around.  "Silvertips'.' had tlie big laugh a-  coming this week. Our A. P. reporter will   g've the   answer.  Mf. and the Misses Rodgers are  spen'ing the week at White Rock en  joying .'freedom from the mosquito  ladies, and   the intense, heat.    .  The fine ncwGazley block is rapidly nearing completion, the roofing be  ing   nearly   all      in  place.  The past week has been an ideal  one for the farmers and the hay  crop '-thisycar .will he a bumper  one. Nearly all. the farmers on the  prairie have their crop-cut and'in a,l  probability will have Jt safely stor  present there are some 2G hay bailed by the end of the week. At  ing machines working overime bc-  wecn Matsqui and Huntingdon, but  the most up-to-date man ,s Mr. A.  Cruickshanks, of Matsqui. His hay  fields arc situated about a mile and  a hall fromhis barn at least part  is, and to relieve his horses of the  heavy work of hauling the loaded  wagons to the barn, he simply attaches his auto-to the loads of hay  an 1 away he jaunts to the barn, returning with the empty wagon, lcav  ing the   hay-fprk to unload. He  ihus' [keeps, several .wagons...'in the  field loading, on- on the .way ..arid  one unloading.; At onetime speeding  with the empty hitting only the. high  pii-ces, and at another motoring  (.fuefuliy. with the load, thp hay is  safely protected from danger .of rain.  Some class to .our "Matsqui 'farm-  faimers.   Eh!   What!        .  ~        LiOARU OF TRADE  MEETS   k  A fau-lyi-attended special meeting of the board of, trade was held  on Monday evening last to kmsid  er the proposal for the establishment of a high school in ��������� Abbotsford' This step was thought necessary owing to the large number ������������������ of  pupils in ' the- vicinity' eligible for  h.y;h-   s.bh'ool   work. '  .  After the matter liad been discussed a motion was passed .requesting  the government to establish a high  school here during the coming term,  cither in a building erected for' the  purpose-or-   in , leased   quarters.    .-  President Chas. Hill-Tout and V.  Munroe of Sumas were appointed , a  delegation' to accompany Mr. Troth  cway, of the school board to Victoria and lay the matter matter ^before  the superintendent of education.  The secretary was instructed '. to  write the,superintendent of roads requesting -him to, to visit Abbots,  ford immediately to 'look into -the  question of opening up" a suitable  road  into   ehe new  powder. works.  On .motion the. surplus oil purchased for the ��������� destruction of mosquitoes was to be' disposcd^lo Mr.  Tretheway'.  DIED  'It is " our sad duty to record  the death of Mary Alice Calvert, beloved wifd of Mr. Colin Jameis  Gatenhy, which- took place on Monday, Jjuly 21sfL," 1913. Interment  took place, at Mussclwhite cemetery  on Wednesday 23rd, in charge of Miv  Gillcs, undertaker; and Rev. J- -L.  Campbell  officiating.  Mr.' Gatenhy 'and family have  the sympathy of the communiy inthe  sudden   and   sad   loss.  MivB. J. Gernaey is still reporting faithfully--for duty every morning at th?"-assizes' in New. Westminster.  r  (Associate   Members Can.   Soc. C. E.)  Civil Engineers".  ��������� R. A. HENDERSON  B. C. LAND-SURVEYOR  Office, next P. O. '   P. O.Boxl i  Interior Finish and Cabinet  Work. Our. work guaranteed and prices on the  rigot sid9.  Jas. Hutchison  Opp. Pos'toffice.  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  M. Mac-Donald.   H. Watson, Mgv'  EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c  and  $1.00  per day-  First Class Grill and Bar in Connection.   Free Sample Room.  The leading; Commercial  House  of tlie Fraser Valley.  Porf er meets all trains  Don't these sweltering days make you think of  \ an ice cold drink, a heaping dish of ice cream,  or a juicy ice cream soda?   They do���������and  We have it here.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  Eo O. Brandage  Painter and Decorator  If you want .any-.artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us.a.call.  Practical work  at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and  Graining  and Carriage Painting  goto  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  SWIFTS'  FERTILIZER  Abbotsford Feed Store  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Pastor���������Rev. J. L.  Campbell," IJ.  A., B. XX.  Services���������Sunday school 10   a.m.  Public iW'oroliip 11 ,a. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public .Woirslhip 7.30 p. m.  Choiir' Practice, Friday -.8 p. in.  Meeting  for  Bible    Study    and  Prayer Wednesday 8sp. m.  Huntingdon  Sunday Sch'ool, 2.15 "p, m.  Public Worship 3.30 p. m.  COME to Mission City on Labor Day,  J. H. JONES  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  ;  Phone Connection       Mission City  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Buildin  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert  Carriage Painting  We will use you right.  jravos  Abbotsford  For^the Residence,  Store or Office.  ectric Power  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  ��������� /  BtBWtMPHHWIIKimMPWOBMMHlllll BBMEMB  Attention will be civen 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. C, Electric blk.l>  British Columbia Electric Railway


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items