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 31 ;ft ajiw ***  j     .'i  r  h  r  '���������������������������"������������������'JXSMlty,     .���������;   &^'^i4S^'u'!(:,'',iy'-v~'"''>^  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VIII.,.No.  .10.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   C, FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1914  $1.00 per Year  r-  \  eciais  tor  rt' Time  FLOUR, Five Hoses and Hoynl Standard,  per bill.      $0.75  SUGAR, Best Granulated, .100 lb sack         $5.50  Best Granulated, 201b sack ....    $.1.15  lliwra Sugar, 1001b sack     $5.00  LARD, Pure Leaf, any si/e,   lb    15c  BACON, whole or sliced lb     23c  HAM, whole or sliced, lb,     -22c  ROLLED BONELESS SHOULDER, lb,  .'.     18c  COFFEE, bean or ground, special, 3  lbs         $1.00  We are agents i'or Shelly's.4X Bread.  Erery Loaf Guaranteed Fresh.  Fresh Fruits  and Vegetables  oi' all kinds in season.  r Produce of all Icinds taken in exchange.  LIBERAL MEETING DREW  LARGE AUDIENCE HERE  (From the Fraser Valley Record)  It- was a large crowd that greeted  the Liberal speakers in the Imperial  hall on Friday evening last���������in fact  rather larger than was or could be  expected at a time when there was  no election in sight. There were a  very large number however from outside points ���������all the way from Coquit  lam to Agassiz.  The speakers of the evening were  Messrs  H.   C.   Brewster   and   M.   A.  ' Macdonald; ancl Mrs. Ralph Smith as  representing  the  Woman's  Equality  League.  Throughout the evening the audience, many women among them,  gave the speakers a fair hearing and  showed deep attention, but that is  like a Mission City audience, as they  will always give any speaker a good  hearing. Not much consolation can  therefore be coming to the speakers  or the party on that score, although  there is much credit coming to Mission City for maintaining the past record of letting every man have his  say and a chance to make good.  Mr. A. Parr, president of the Liber-  eral Association was chairman. A-  mong those on the platform were  Mr. D. B. Martyn, president of the  Dewdney Liberal Association; .Mr. J.  H. McNeice of Port Moody, Mrs. R.  Smith and several ladies.  Mr. Brewster was the first speaker  and began his remarks by stating  that "This movement against the gov  ernment of British Columbia is .beyond a political movement, it. lias a  patriotic significance.     ���������   '   . '  "The presence of so many women  here tonight indicates to ray mind  that the political problems of British  Columbia are beginning to act on the  home. ' We are making these little  trips into the municipal centres at a  time when ��������� there is no election in  sight and when we can ail discuss  these questions calmly and dispassidn  ateiy.' We want you to examine the  record of the government during its  twelve years of power and see if you  are satisfied. The functions, of gooU  government are or should work out  i'or the benefit of the whole of the  people, not a part of the people. We  must not spend so much of our pub-  lie funds today that we are bankrupt  tomorrow. It is just as easy for the  government to waste the funds of the  public as it is for the heir of a fortune  to .'dissipate his fortune.  "1 am convinced that the present  government is not a Conservative  government. Eleven years ago the  government published its platform  after their meeting in Revelstoke. It  was a good platform. No Liberal  need have been ashamed of that platform. But I defy any supporter of  the government to say that they have  fuliilled. the promises of that platform, although they have had eleven  years to do it.  We have been in parts of British  Columbia ancl we. have met a great  many people of British Columbia. So  far we have been met on a public  platform by only one cabinet minister.  "Not long ago Mr. Bowser spoke  in Vancouver. He said in the course  of his speech: 'When the Liberals  are in power they will not repeal any  of my legislation.' Why is this great  change? I cau remember when he  declared that he had wiped out the  Liberal party. Now he prophecies  our return to power. Mr. Bowser has  said that.the Conservative party is  leaving monuments for the people to  remember'their work. Well, monuments presuppose decease. (Laughter).   One   of   the   monuments   they  are  leaving  is  al. monumental idebt,  which you, the electors, will have to  pay.  Mr. Bowser sfiys wc will not repeal any ot! his acts. Wc don't have  to. Twothirds of the'time of the  legislature is spent in repealing its  own acts. -.':'.'���������.  I   wonder  if'you- can   understand  what  it  means  to have a  house so  tremendously  one-sided���������two   Social  ist members against a house of forty-  two.    Two  men' cant keep track  of  the volume of business. The house is  voting half the time for things they  don't know what they are voting for  J   understand  that  the  people  of  this  section  are largely born  under  the British flag. I want to see what  you have to say about a man who enacts legislation which draws the line  of demarcation    between the British  born and. the -man who comes here  at the age of intelligence and takes  out his ctizenship papers.    In order  to  get  on the voters'  list,  hitherto,  both kinds have merely taken an oath  that they are British subjectss'. Now  the British subject makes out a paper of one color asserting' that he is-a  British subject.    The naturalized sub  ject must<make out another; colored,  paper and also attach his' naturalization paper. This man's oath is good in  any court in the land, but it is not  good  enough  for  Mr.   Bowser's voting list.    Why-is this? The penalty  for false swearing is 14 years. Now  suppose a man takes the chance of  fourteen  yearr\ in  jail   by  swearing  falsely that' he'-'is a-naturalized subject. Why couldn't he jump over this  step and swear he is a British subject  in the first place?    This legislation  Mr.  Bowser,  did not know,   disfranchised a large part of the inhabitants  of British Columbia. The sons of the  naturalized citizens are barred. The  son cannot take the oath- that he is  a British subject, nor can he say he  is a naturalized subject.      This    bill  was-pointed out to Mr. Bowser.    ITo  again tried to correct this legisla>itm  He corrected tne law to read thai the  son must take an oath that he  was  resident with his father at the time  he was naturalized. Now suppose the  son was living in some other part of  the   province  when  ihe  father   was  naturalized.      He is barred from the  votwrs'  lists.       This shows that  the  rubber   stamp   brigade   behind     Mr.  Eov.Per did just'as he told them aud  did not read tr.i--. lej.iilaii'.i.       '; i.r-.  are not to blame.      You the electors  a .(.��������� to blam?.      Yo-i sent theni to the  hot ������e.  * mother ur'.ii :i;i.il wlnc'i Mi. Tow-  sei" has iru\D ;��������� ���������.���������.-at-.'d iu his .fiws re-  ve.sos one of the leading points uf  British, jus'-ii.-i, . . Mr Bi.������������������..>. or s l:<\v  says this: 'The onus of prof shall  be upon the accused inn il lie i.j pro-'-  ro innocen!.1 And i!t-;i in.- says that  we wouldiiV reyei! any of i'mo la-vs:  (Cheers) I.feil yrd some of his la-.-h  woiidn't'live >.<��������� we-:': i:nhr a Lil.rtal  le&iitLe.  Mr. Bowser has prophesied that wo  would criticise the administration of  justice in Mission City. We were in  I-lazelton when the bank robbery took'  place. That robbery was the direct  result of the political uses to which  the provincial police have been put,  After the citizens Had put five out of  the seven robbers out of business, tho  provincial police arrived. The citizens got six, and the one man left to  the attentiin of the police got away  Every man .in the north carries a  weapon. At one hotel at night there  were over sixty guns in sight, altho'  there is a law against carrying gum  in the statute books. This is not the  only case Avhere the police have  bungled. There is the case of Gun-a-  noot chase. One man who was paid  to chase an Indian, told me that he  heard more champagne corks popping  than rifles. The country is full of  ridicule for the provincial police.  There is a great-deal of difference  between the management of the P..  N. W. W. P. and the provincial police  1 used to think that I knew something  of  the  land  situation  in  this  province.    But  when   1  went  along  the line of the new G..T. P. I found  the  land   filled   with   the   stakes   of  speculation.    You  must  develop  the  land   but  the  settler  can't  get  any  land alongside the lines.      You must  go away back into the woods. When  you speak of the'land you are speak,  ing of a circle of trade.    The man"'  on the land is one of a series of units  which are interdependent.  When the  present government came into power the treasury was empty.    The gov  ernment  solcKoff- vast  quantities  of  land and the money went to railroads  and the treasury is still empty. You  have received about $11,000,000 for  your timber lands  worth $400,000,-  000.    Then money was used to keep  HOY WHO DISAPPEARED  HEARD FROM AGAIN  About a year ago the town of Abbotsford had a sensation when le was  learned that one of the town's best  known youths had strangely disappeared without one word of farewell  to anyone, even his aged parents did  not know of his intentions. It was at  first surmised that he. had been accidental}' drowned or that, he'had met  with foul play and accordingly a large  search party ivas immediately, organized but failed in their efforts to find  the missing boy. A-year passed by  ancl the matter was partly forgotten  by all except the boy's sorrowing parents. The mother, lying on a sick  bed one night had a' vivid dream in  which she seemed to hear from her  the work gangs going so that they sori) it was ^n very realistic, but alas,  Avould be ready for election day. That _ it was only a dreanit    The next day,  hoAve^er,- her dream came true. In  the mail there came a letter from an  absolut stranger in the state of Iowa,  stating that the writer was a friend  of the youth and he took it upon himself to write to the parents.  - The following lines were hastily  penned by, a friend of the family and  were handed to us for publication:  is the mess of pottage for which  Premier Esau McBride sold your heritage.  I have here'a'list of 144 syndicates owning land along, the railroads  I have leters from one broker alone  offering me 300,000 acres of land  Wherever the land is held out of pro  ductivity there is trouble. Look at  England and New Zealand... The land  act of B. C. limits the staker of land  to so many acres, but it permits a  syndicate to stake by power of attorney. So that if you will go thro'  the north woods .you will find stakes  with names of dummy men 'and women, whose names are used as proxies. .The. first case taken/to the privy  council found that the land obtained  this way had been done by a fraud  on the land act, supporting our position. This land act is unconstitutional.  Instead of your roads and bridges  and trails bing constructed by the receipts from the sale of lands, every  dollar so  spent is borrowed money.  The government made a great howl  about removing the personal head-tax  This affected the men who never pay  any   other   tax,   Hindus,   etc,   but   it  dosen't affect the man with lands to  pay for.  You remember the fine speeches  Sir Richard made when he introduced "the nation builders" Mackenzie &  Mann. They are now merely insolvent railway contractors. The responsibility of this province for the  C. N. R. is enough to mortgage every farm in the province to the limit  if the government takes over the C.  N. R. bonds it means that every man  woman and child of the province,"and  counting the population at 400,000,  will be responsible for $500 each. Unless there is a change in the policy .of  B. C. not only the railway will be insolvent, but the province will be in-  Mother dreams of her boy far away,  She dreams-of his smiles of bygone  days.  She   hoped  as   she'lay. on   her   bed  of pain '   ��������� ���������  That one day she would see her boy  '    ������������������' again. ��������� \;  She" dreamed that a'"man" so-kind and  good  Took a pencil from the table where  he stood,  And she dreamed'that her boy. bowed  his head'and sighed���������  Then someone awoke her, she, hen  her dream laid aside.  A letter came to her 'one day from the  well known State of Iowa.  The letter read like this:  We're strangers,.yes, but brothers too  In the sight of God if our hearts  are  true.  I am a stranger and I've found it joy  To .look after some loved ones boy.  While the boy is with me I'll do ail-  that I' can ���������  To make of him a better man.  I'll have him think of his home far  away,  And his father and mother who are  fast turning grey.  solvent also.  We have looked in vain for evidence  of good government in this province  We can legislate for our dollars and  cents arid industries, but if you fail  to legislate for the moral uplift of  the people you are on the road to  ruin and public conscience is dead in  the province. We need an awakened  public conscience that will stay witli  it ancl say right is right whether  parties go smash or not. (Cheers)  Mr. M. A. Macdonald, who characterised the present government as a  "Star chamber of political charlatans" 'was the next speaker. The  Sun says he was greeted with applause'when he rose to deliver his  address in response to the invitation  of the chairman. In opening his remarks, Mr. Macdonald expressed the  pleasure it gave him to speak to such  (Continued on Page Two)  Have him think of those who watch  day ancl night  By the windowpane in the dim star  light.  Thinking.that perchance he may return home  From that long,   tiresome trig he  has journeyed alone.  W. J. Fraser, who was injured at  the railway crossing on C Street,  Huntingdon, and who was discharged  from the Sumas Hospital, has returned to that institution again to have  further repairs made to the injured  member. l  He drifted away like' a ship at sea���������  Someone stole its sails and let it be  A wanderer on some distant shore  Where we'll never see that ship  any more.  Somone caused him to lose that dear  mother's love  Like someone  caused the  ship  to  lose its sails;  And our Father looks from the heavens above  Listening.    Listening to  her  sobs  and wails.  He can see that father failing  fast  Since  the time  the boy had  seen  him last..  Mother longs for a glimpse    of    her  dear boy's face  Her  arms  outstretched,   ready  to  embrace.  I .hope the time -it soon shall come  When she can hear from her dear  son  En his own handwriting, 'tis true her  Troubles then shall be very few.  ������������������Composed  by  Miss  Mabel  Burrow, Abotsford.  r*>  ufttffe THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ;������������������&-.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted-to the'interests of Abbotsford'and district  Advertising  rates  made known  on   application  Our   Shibboleth���������-Neither   i'or   nor   agin'   the. Government  PR I DAY, J UN 15 f;th, ,19 14  LIBERAL MEETING AT MISSION  Mission City has been treated to a visit from  the big guns of the Liberal  party of the province  who were accorded a full house and a very attentive audience to all the members of the speaking-  staff of  the evening.    As to  whether the Liberal  speakers  made  an   impression  on  the  hearers 'of  courso none are prepared to say, at least this paper  i3 not.    Certainly old timers in the province, which  have takon a deep interest ol! the development of  the country, would hardly like to' believe that the  province has gone to the dogs so absolutely as tho  speakers tried to make out on Friday evening. No  doubt the Liberals,  not being represented in  the  house, cannot be as thoroughly familiar with the  workings of the legislature as though represented  there by  half a  dozen  members,  even.  Ancl  it  is  also true that no Conservative government is ever  likely to meet with the approval of a Liberal party  no matter how they try to govern the province.  "Granted that the  McBride government has not  done as well by the province, in  the  past twelve  years as they might have,  it is shocking to  hear  from a public speaker such epithets, when speaking  of the cabinet, as "star chamber of political charlatans",' especially outside of the heated debate of  the.hustings on an election eve.    During the calmness that is  supposed to  reign  between  elections  when men 'discuss political questions more calmly  and make a tour of the province for the purpose  'which Mr. Brewster" and party are doing, the common   ordinary  words  of  everyday  life  should  be  strong enough,  but then  possibly Mr.  MacDonald  partly forgot himself.  The Liberal -party of the province certainly stand  in an unique position in the province, with not a  representative in the legislature, and the opposition  purely Socialist, with the hand of the Liberal leaders, detected, as Mr. Brewster said, in some of the  opposition tactics; and the government of the day  not as "popular as it was when the treasury flowed  with milk and honey over the province. But it is  not yet the day of election.  With the Fraser Valley Development League  .looking after the .products, of the Fraser Valley in  the Vancouver arid New Westminster markets, and  the Associated Boards of Trade dealing with ,the  .mutual business interests of the district marketing  the products, the 'Fraser Valley should now be in  a . better way to "prosperity than ever before���������  coming to her own asthe saying is.  There  is  ample  rom   for  both  organizations.  . One thing at' a'time and that done well is always  a very good rule, and the past attempts of an organization has   been  to  attempt  too  many  things  That  which  will  appeal  to  the  producers of  the  Fraser Valley  more than  any one thing that we  know of is how and where to successfully market  the product's of the Valley      In the past, and it  may hapen this year again, is the growing of products   with   no   proper   or   systematic   manner   of  marketing "with profit to the producer.    The idea  of bringing into the markets of Vancouver any kind  of product that' is' to be  found in  plenty in  the  .Fraser Valley, does not make for the prosperity of  the various communities contiguous to Vancouver  ' and. New .Westminster.    It  has   been  shown  that  products   of ..the   Fraser   Valley   have   been   lying  rotting   on   the .ground  while   at  the   same   time  foreign   cabbages;   potatoes,   etc.,   have  been   sold  on the markets of Vancouver and New Westminster  ��������� If the .B. C. product were properly marketed-this  would .not be the case.    The quality ot the Fraser  ���������Valley product is the best grown���������wholesome and  'fit  to   grace   the table  of  any   British   Columbian  citizen, 'arid; there, is no   earthly  reason  why  the  very   large   part   of   the   money   sent" but ������������������ of   the  coast  cities should not be distributed among'the  farmers of the Fraser Valley. A couple of millions  distributed this summer and fall yould. help most  wonderfully in making the coming winter a very  comfortable one.; for the son of the soil who lives  in .the Fraser Valley.    It is up to the commissioner  "  of  the  Fraser ��������� Valley  Development  League  when  appointed  to   solve  the   problem,  assisted   by  the  "Valley  League,   and   make  the   producers   of  the  Fraser Valley more numerous and also more prosperous.  Mil. LOWERY, TAKH A VISIT.  There is,one person in this province whom we  would like to see at work. Col. R. T. Low'ery, editor and financier of the Greenwood Ledge, is the  man. .Each week he edits a couple of'columns of  concentrated news, humor and philosophy under  the heading of "Western Float' It is safe to say  that more people read that column with more real  interest than anw other column in any other paper  in this province. It is the week's news boiled  down and spiced to suit the taste of the mostfinicky  reader. Lazy editors throughout the province lasso Lowery's good stuff with their long shears and  their readers thank them for it. We don't blame  the aforementioned lazy editors and we'll stab  our own shears into Western Float whenever we  feel like it, whether the colonel'likea it or not.  We would like to see the old hoss at work.  We would like to know how he does it between  drinks. In our mind's eye we hs.ve him pictured as  a six-and-half-footer with eyebrow;-* sticking  straight out in front and with a jaw that would  cause John L. to edge over in a crowded street car"  But at that we may be wrong.    He may be  an  a large audience as had . assembled  that evening. -A few years ago, he  said, it would 'have been impossible  to have asembled such a gathering  to- listen to a political discussion, ex-  old-maidish looking geyser, with watery eyes and  a lisp. You can never tell what form genius will  affect.���������Revelstoke Review.  ,  We have often wondered ourselves what manner of man Lewory was to enable him to get together such a column ol! interesting "dope" and  as for ourselves we would hardly find the time to  devote to such a column, even if we had the  patience or  the genius.  UN CLIO   WALT   ON   STATESMEN  Tehy do not sow they don ot reap, they do not  shear the gentle sheep, or milk the sad-eyed cow;  they clo not  build, they do not till,  they toil not  in the noisy mill, nor guide the mule-drawn plow.  We've heard them tell us we are grand, the bone  and sinew of the-ancl,  and  we have cheered  and  '  grinned;  but words were all we ever got from all  that smiling statesmen lot, for they all sell in wind  We  take  our-produce  to  the  stpre,   and   haul   it  twenty  miles  or  more,   to- get  provisions  tinned;  but statesmen get all  things they need,  the very  finest goods, indeed, and all they pay is wind. Wo  work till we are halt and blind,, and if wc get a  month behind, threats in our ears are dinned;  but  statesmen do not work at all;  they loaf in palace  and in hallj and square the bill with  wind. They  drink the noblest wines of Spain, and eat tho but- ,  ter of tho  Dane,  and  fruits  from- tropic l'nd;   the  luxuries of every land are evermore at their command, and all they pay.is wind.    What chumps we  are to toil and strain, and worry till we go insane,  supporting such a group of parasites, who live,at  ease, while wo are spavining our knees to get the  children  soup!  In Mrs. Smith the Woman's Equality League  has a most excellent champion for their cause and  with Mrs. Smith back of the Woman ' Suffrage  plank in the Liberal platform, one would imagine  that the Liberal party would be the gainers thereby  dt might be that the Woman .Suffrage would be  one of the strongest planks in the platform as public opinion is gotting stronger and stronger in favor of giving the women of British Columbia a  voice in the political make-up of theprovYnce. Now  that the poll tax, has been- done away with-there  are a certain class of voter in the' province who is  hot interested to any great extent in the govern-  "me'nt of the province, certainly not in the financial  .workings, and that is the non-property holder, who  can sell his vote to any party and .be the^.gainer  therby.    Surely a woman with a family, or owning  - property, is more, entitled to the rights of citizenship in- this, respect, but has no say. If then as  Mrs. Smith says the 2 0th century is woman's she  should have a voice in saying who shall govern  the country.  It is sure a great election dodge.  The Revelstoke Review has reached our sanctum  sanctorum. It is a bright newsy paper and well prin  lent showing of advertisements and also well printed. It is Mr. W. H. Bohannan's latest venture in  the journalistic field and if he keeps on he will  be giving Revelstoke the best paper . the towrn  ever had, and that is saying some too. He is an  experienced newspaper man and knows how and  what pleases a community.    Long live the Review.  The board of trade of Vancouver has been after  the wild cats of Vancouver and wants , the poor  . creatures choked off as they are too numerous. They  live on oil. There is only one wild cat in Mission  City and Walter has that chained on the house top  where it does no person anw harm. Vancouver  could take a lesson thereby.  cept when an election was in progress. The reason why such a large  number as he saw before him could  be gathered now was because the peo  pie were beginning to realize that the  McBride government had beehplaying  fast- arid loose with our.,provincial  heritage, and that it was necessary  that they should be immediately dismissed from office:  Mr. .Macdonald, dwelt at some  length on the merits and demerits  of the system of party government,  ancl he pointed out that, as conducted  in this province, the system had been  open Lo the developments'of tendencies not at all desirable. The tendency had been especially developed  by the Conservative government and  the leaders of the Conservative" party  in this province to place the interests  of the party before the intrests of the  country, and to follow the party regardless of the public acts of the  government.  The question of good roads in B. C. is an important .matter, as good roads mean good schools  well filled churches, and ..also a prosperous people  -The roads of the Fraser Valley have .greatly' improved during the past five years, yet there is  room for improvement. Our roads in the Fraser  Valley compare favorably with the roads of the  State of Washington.  It will be good news to the people of the Fraser  Valley to know that the contract for the Pitt River  bridge has been let and it will be better.news when  it is anounced that the bridge has beert completed  Then the next event will be the tram liine.  relieve this province from the maladministration of a government which  we cannot afford in the public, interests,to tolerate any longer. And, sir,  I believe that this sentiment of. independent thought arid judgment,  arid of independent criticism which  I am endeavoring to arouse, is making great headway in this province to  day.   . ' " ������ ,  It was evident, Mr. Macdonald  said that the spirit of revolt was  abroad among the people. The people were getting sick and tired of machine politics ancl Mackenzie & Mann  policies. Of this the shrewd Sir Rich,,  ai'd himself was well aware, and as a  consequence he had been offering .to  immolate himself on his country's  altar by showing a touching willing-  nes to accept an appointment as high  commissioner in  London.  In support of this contention that  there was a strong undercurrent of  deep rooted dissatisfaction, with the  present government, Mr.    Macdonald  There should be no doubt as towhere the office of  the commissioner for the Fraser Valley Development League should be. It should be -where'" the  products of the Fraser Valley is marketed���������-in New  Westminster on market clay, and in.Vancouver on  certain other days of the week; with-several days  to be spent throughout the Valley, finding the  total area of the various products for the coning  year, and advising the farmers accordingly.  Rolleotion would lead-to the belief 1 went fully into the financial condition  tlvtf exS ive par visni as had been of British Columbia today. , I e was  p'ractSeTherV was   responsible   for   justified lie ja.d   In siting that no  Perhaps the market commissioner could induce  the managers of the market in New Westminster  to have delivery for the products purchased by the  ladies of New Westminster on, that day. The  time is past when any woman will purchase vegetables on the market ar.d carry thorn home.  ],1  ,vv.,   ..  more  political   corruption and  loose  pernicious legislation than any other  influence.      It could distribute graft  from   the   public   treasury   to   party  henchmen; it could sanction ancl con  done, land  frauds  with  impunity;   it  could allow a Matson to got its hands  into the public treasury and by value  not received make off with, $75,000  or a Rcid or an Alexander with $40-  000 each.    Tho government could do  this because it realized that the party  would suport it; the rank and. file' bo  ing party men all the'time at all cost  Mr. Macdonald contended that, the  Liberal party did not appeal for support  on   narrow   party   grounds.     It  appealed to all; to the best judgment  ot tho people regardless of party afli-  liations.  " We say at the present time, not  in any dogmatic way, but simply as  an argument for you to accept or reject according as    you    believe   ' it,  sound or unsound, that tho McBride  government in the    public   interests  should be defeated at the first opor-  tunity: that it is too muclvto ask the  electors of this province to tolerate it  any further; that the waste, extravagance, graft and exploitation, both of  the natural resources and the public  credit  by alarming railway, guarantees should be ended.    These are a  few   of   the   issues.    These   are   the  changes we (mak'e.   .It is for the electors to say if they are well founded"  and if they are then let us all unite  ���������men of all parties���������in order to do.  some much needed    political    house  cleaning, after which the house itself  can be set in .order.  . Sir, there was  ���������ievor  a tinie-'ti   lae  history of  the  ]"';viiicc when there vas'greater need  that  partisanship   should be  cast  to  the winds, and all good citizens, all  good business men who have a stake  in  the  province,   who .have, made  a  study of conditions, should unite to  government in any province of Canada had had . a more favorable opportunity to establish a record which  would redound to the credit of theni  selves ancl promote the developriient  - , The Merriam Webster      ,    ig  ������ Every dny in your talk and reading,'at ������������  g home, on Uio street, cur, in the ofllec, shop ������������  s and school you likely question the menu- g|  s in}? of some now word. A friend asks: ==  s "What iimkes mortnr harden?" You suck =������  ������ the location of LochKairincor the promin- S  g-elation of jujutnu. What is white coal? g  g This New Creation answers all Icinds'of g  ��������� == questions in Lantfuatrc,History,Uiography, s  = Fiction, Foreign Words, Trades, Arts and S  = Sciences, with final authority. /Ews\v: =  ������f .  400,000 Words.  H     6000 Illustrations^  S .  Cost $400,000.  ������j     2700 Pages.  ������������ The only dictionary with  '=; the new divided paoc���������clviT-  ������������ acterized as "AStroke of  ='. Genius.".. _.        Ki-rm^;  | fadia Paper Edition: #������<*'  ���������= On- thin, .opaque, strong,  S India paper. What asatis-  ==��������������������������� faction to own the Merriam  = Webster in a form so'light  H and so convenient to use!  s One half the thickness and  g weight of Regular Edition.  f������ Regular Edition:~  =��������� On strong hook pa per. Wt.  =" u% lbs. 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Almost every clay the "gentleman"  who toils neither does he spin, goes  through Mission City .on ��������� freight  trains on his " way whither? yes,  whither? lnit he goes ancl possibly  keeps going until he stops or is frilled  on the track or meets his death in  ���������some other way, but he keeps moving  round. The country is full of them,  "woods'* are full of them���������perhaps  good men too, once upon a' time.  On several- days this week as high as  fifteen and twenty, passed through in  open daylight on freight trains, in,  ing usually that ho-one'will-ask them  of ccurue. search of work, and' trust  to work. One evening not long ago  our policemen while standing at the  station saw as many as CO or 70 on  'one freight train, all bound for the  east. . it used to be "go west young  man and' grow up with the country  and possibly at one time or another  these young men went west, but they  failed to grow up with the country  The struggle was too hard or the  'booze' too strong and-they dropped  by the wayside.  There must be something radically  wrong Willi the make up of the present generation that eight per cent of  the population of the west are travelling gentlemen with no occupation.  .All-shoes now in stock to be cleared out  at cost price, including English K Boots, the  "regular price ofwhich are $6.00,  6.50  and  7.50.for $4.50,  $5.50 and  $6.00 per pair.  Prices on other Sines cut as  '   Call and see this offering,  possibly secure anything like  the money elsewhere.  You can not  value  for  ff^wwiMHi^fwaim: JMfcJjtt &  rcapCTJ^groaWBiraiiBg^^  wqyJilWJWht.wi.'arJriln  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  ,  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The' bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50  TO ,$2.00   PER  DAY  A. J, HENDERSONS, SONS PROPRIETORS  .  ^ppMMMMMMMBflBMI^M  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Beef-, Veal, Pork Sausages   Wiene^  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday.  President, Chas. HilKTout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held FirstMonday of Each Month  3322=  is of as much importance  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as to be  thoroly representative of  your your line.  is the kind that will develop your business and  to keep it up to the top-  notch of efficiency.  We are equipped to  handle your every demand in the shape of  printed matter without  exception.  You cannot do better  than by sending your or-  ders for Job Printing to  us. Prices are cons istent  with the quality for which  we are noted.  rt<>  ���������~&.  ������������������- *ii������j   Abbotsford 1'Ost abbotsfwsb, b. o.  tf  IN BUILDERS1  Si,TPLH<:S :,  From IViunufiiciurer to. Coiisum-  "-^-'er Direct. "n  You effect an enormous saving  on Windows, Doors, Mouldings,  .Porch Columns, etc., Building  Paper and Builders' Hardware,  by buying direct by mall.  Note these prices:  5-Cross   panel   doors   for  stain or oil       $1.70  5   oroN.s   panel   doors   i'or   dark  Htuiii or paint    Window  Frames    Door   Frames      JCverything in stock for immediate shipment.     Wo sell    to  anyone.    Ship anywhere.  Write  for  our new   illustrated  Catalogue.  A. JJ. GUSHING LUMBER CO.,  Limited  822 Powell St., Vancouver, B.C.  light  $3.SO  'KINO G'KOltftK" SOCIAL  WAS A BIG' SUCCESS  JJorn���������To Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ruck-  er, on May 20tli, a daughter.  'Mr. Walter Wells made  to Chilliwack Wednesday  a flying-  trip  Mrs, McNab spent a few days this  ���������week  visiting  friends in  Vancouver.  Miss Mabel Burrows, of Nooksack,  Wash., is at present, visiting with Mr.  and Mrs. H. Gazley.  That the social given by tho Woman's AuxilJiary at. the residence of  Mrs. Boyd was a grand success goes  without saying. The affair had been  planned for the spacious lawns that  surround the residence of the hostess  but weather conditions on the evening  were such as necessitated an adjourn  ment indoors.  ' The residence was appropriately  decorated I'or the event. Japanese  lanterns surrounded the electric  lights and shed a soft, radiance over  the merry-makers. The evening .was  made particularly enjoyable' by the  very excellent music provided by  Miss Jackson, Violin; Miss A. Steed,  piano; and Mr. Mix, cello. There  were no vocal numbers rendered as  ho programme had boen prepared, it  being originally intended that the  orchestra be located on the verandah.  Ice cream, strawberries .from Mission  District, cake, tea and coffee were the  good tiling? provided for those present who numbered about one hundred  and twenty. The social, which is the  finst of the summer series to be given  by the.W. A. was brought to a close  at .1.0:30, the success of which was  attested by the fact that the next one,  to be held at. the residence of Mrs. l-l.  Alanson is being eagerly looked forward to.  hinmi'AT* MI3J0TJNG AT MISSION  Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hill-Tout have  returned after an enjoyable trip to  Toronto and other eastern points.  Mr. F. J. Boulter, the popular C.P.  R. agent here, lias assumed liis duties  after having enjoyed several week's  holidays.  Visitors at the Manse on Tuesday  were Mrs. Gardner, Miss Morsei and  Messrs. Birrell and Harmon, all of  Huntingdon.,,  Abbotsford and vicinity was visited  by a heavy hail storm Wednesday.  The shower of ice, .though severe, did  no damage to the crops.  Mr. and Mrs. T. DeLair have .returned from their honeymoon trip  and will now take up their residence  on their farm near town.  Mrs. H. Gazley, who has been confined to her home for the past several months, is now slowly improving and Aye hope to report her complete recovery in a short time.  ��������� Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Smith left today for Seattle where Mrs. Smith will  meet her parents from Ohio. The  party will then return to Abbotsford  where Mrs. Smith's parents will visit  her for some time.  ABBOTSFORD  CAN   BOAST   '  A KINK FRUIT FARM NOW  Of all the well regulated fruit  ranches on this side of the river in  the district surrounding Abbotsford  probably the most desirable tract is  that, owned :uul operated by Mr. D.  H. Nelson, located but a scant half  mile from the very centre of town.  Out of what was practically virgin  forest live years ago, Mr. Nelson, by  dint of much hard labor and perse-  verence, has transformed about forty  acres into a well kept, fruit bearing  orchard. Trees that were set out  five years ago are now loaded down  with fruit, especially is this true of  some peach,' cherry and plum trees.  Apple and pear trees are not in bearing but next season should see the  whole orchard, numbering in the  neighborhood of one thousand trees  bearing fruit. Mr. Nelson, being 'an  experienced nurseryman and horticulturist, is of the opinion that it is  much more profitable to cultivate the  larger fruits in preferance to berries,  and with that end in view is devoting  his whole attention towards the rearing of-what promises to become one  of the finest orchards in the entire  Fraser Valley.  KNJOVABIjW PICNIC DESPITE'  V N FA VOli A B LK    Wil ATHEB  " Mr. S. .Kravoski, who is now in St.  Paul's hospital, Vancouver, was operated on recently for an abcess of  the bone of the leg. Mr. Kravoski  is now improving rapidly and expects  to be home again in a week or ten  days.  A number of Abbotsford Odd Fellows will journey to Chilliwack tonight where they will be initiated into the. Rebekah Order of the lodge.  These members will then be in a position to institue a Rebekah lodge here  which will be welcome news to many  Abbotsford ladies who are'desirous of  joining.  Mr. J. Sanson, C. P. R. checker at  this point, has returned from a two  month's sojourn at Nakusp where he  was employed by the company in the  capacity of tie inspector. Mr. Sanson  states that the land and climate of  the Fraser Valley is ahead of anything he has seen in the interior of  the province, and further stated that  some of the socalled fruit lands that  were being sold around Nakusp and  Nelson at. sums ranging from $300  to $400 an acre may be all right if it  were not for the fact that in order to  get down to the soil it was necessary  to dig through a foot or more of  sand.. This is vastly different from  soil conditions in these parts.  An out of doors holidaj* was planned by the Presbyterian Teachers  Training Class last Wednesday, the  King's birthday, at Atkinson's Point  beyond Kilgard, but as the rain came  down in great showers the merrymakers decided to go to Whatcom  road to the Municipal hall. Some  forty young people congregated, the  larger number going over in Mr.  Rucker's big hay rack. The party  reached the hall at 11:30 and immediately prepared dinner from the  bountiful baskets of the ladies. After dinner a number played.ball and they  others went for a swim, thus the afr  ternoon soon passed away. - The pic-  nicers reassembled to supper at 5:30  after which sppeches' were made,  songs were sung and a merry good  time was enjoyed. The national anthem was heartily sung and all then  journeyed homeward feeling that a  good outing had been had.  (Confiued'.f'rom Page 2.)  ial 'welfare of tho people than the McBride government had. ' The years  during the long period of the McBride tenure of office had been growing years, years of great expansion  and development; years of golden opportunity ������when revenues were buoyant. As a consequence the government's rocord should have been a  splendid one. Yet, Mr. Macdonald  asked, what is the financial state today?  They had been compeled to admit  that a boasted cash balance in the  bank of about?!),000,000 scarcely over, a year ago had disappeared; that  in two years they had been confronted with the enormous deficit of $13,-  000,000 in excess of estimated expenditure over our rervenue  they had been forced to report to a  loan of $10,000,000 not to increase  the capital wealth of the province but  to provide for ordinary expenditure  If this government so fond of appointing commissioners, would appoint one to investigate tho public expenditures in this province it would  reveal a condition, Mr. Macdonald  predicted, of waste and potty graft  which would'shock thu moral sense of  the people.-  In saying this he was not. making  random statements he contended. He  said, he could point to electroal districts where the enormous sum of  half a million dollars had been, spent  in three years apparently for building roads and'bridges. A review of  the reports of, the minister of public  .works containing the number of the  miles of roads constructed or repaired would cause the people to wonder  whether it had not ,. been railway  building that had been in progress.  This was the condition all over the  country. He had been told time and  time again, he said, by responsible  men located in the district where this  satrunalia of waste had been going  on that 50 per cent of efficiency on  the work was altogether too high  an estimate.  Look over the public accounts for  the past two years, Mr. Macdonald  said, consider the millions of public  money 'spent under the loose political  methods which prevailed-apart altogether from the graft bills paid to  the Matsons, the' Reids' and the Alexander, and you need not be surprised  at the alarming financial condition  which these administrative'prodigals  find themselves today.  Mrs Ralph Smith next addressed  the "meeting on behalf of the Equality League.  For thirteen years the Woman's  Equality League had been, to the government and had been turned away  each time without the request for the  suffrage granted. The Liberals had  promised that when they got into pow  er that they would give women the  privilege to vote. She had firm faith  in the Liberals and the party.  One of the reasons advanced _a  gainst woman suffrage was that the  men did not think it right for the  women to go to the polls. But in all  walks of life the men were met by  the women���������they married them, they  jostled up against them on the street  bought from the men, they lived  with the men, and wiiy not vote with  the men.  GOOD WORK  is what you will, say when you  have seen our bath room after  we have installed the plumbing  Sanitary bath room appurtenances are as-requisite to health  as a doctor is when you are ill.  Our work is always A-l, and our  tory.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Q.ld Creamery Bldfj. Abbotsford  /pi? 1   a    ^i Fine fresh supply of "Haida"  LtlOeOlateSl and���������' "Ganongs" Celebrated  Chocolates. Ico Cream, Sundaes, Soft Drinks, etc.  We are hot weather specialists.   Tryriis.  WW PAY CASK FOH FKFSH UGGS.  ALBERT LEE,  Be. Abbotsford Baker  ���������..uujiuuatiaBBg  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging ancl Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at  practical prices  IMtlSSliYTHItlAN CHUHOTI NOTICE  Pastor���������J.  B. D.  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  Hote  atsqui  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  M. MacDoriald.  TL Watson, Mgr.  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 the Fraser Valley.  Porfer meets all trains  L. Campboll, B. A.  Abbotsford  Services���������Sunday Cchool 1.0 a. m.  Public Worship 11 a. in. ,  ; Teacher's training Class 3 p.m.  Publllc Worship 7:30 p. m..  Choir Practice, Friday at 8 p. m.  Meeting for Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday at 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2:15 p. m.      ���������    ;  Public Worship, 3:30 p. m.  HOUSE TO RENT���������At Abbotsford  High situation, newly painted. Apply  to James M. Milstead, Abbotsford.  .  WANTED to rent 100 to 150 acres, house and barn, with option to  buy. W.   P.   Challes,  Box,   20,  Eburne   Station,  Eburne,   B,  C.  f63'I '  . H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phono Connection. Mission City  gMMwiUlllg^lIlMlMI  tmsazi  m������������m^ji..lif|ln.���������..Hir"^,'l,j'llJ''"'������,���������^'���������mra  m-^KmraJ*���������,,ii,,.,vlmWm������uiu*irm*  NOTICE  Mrs. J., F. Boyd leaves todayt for  Milwaukee, Wis. where she will witness the graduation exercises ot the  Kindergarten Teachers' Normal class  in which her daughter will be a participant. After these exercises Mrs.  Boyd will proceed to Green Bay, Wis.,  i'or a brief visit to relatives. Mrs.  and Miss Boyd will then leave for  Winnipeg where Miss Boyd lias been  appointed Playgrounds Supervisor for  the two months of July and August.  Mrs. Boyd will meet Mr. Boyd's mother, from Hanover, Ont., at Winnipeg  :Or Edmonton and, the two ladies will  then come through to Abbotsford.  HOTEL  ARRIVALS  Abbotsford Hotel���������  Jas. E." Martin from Vancouver  J. Younger, from Vancouver  Ben Way, from Vancouver  Joe Baines,  from Kilgard  Lome Jackson, from Vancouver  J. M. Clark, Abbotsford  John Lockhart, from Vancouver  A. Lehman, from New York  13. H. Lees, from Vancouver  Hert Lindsay, New Westminster  C.  F. Robinson, New Westminster  Jno. Elliott, from Vancouver  W.  Mil!, from Vancouver  II. Brown, from Vancouver  F. Elliott, from Vancouver  W.  .).  Rodgers,  New  Westminster  U. S. Ross, New Westminster  J. Windcjuist,  Huntingdon  Davis, from Aldergrove  M. Wilson, form Vancouver  G. Dnun, New Westminster  Brown, New Westminster  Application 'for the ' position of  Market Commissioner will be received by the secretary of the Fraser  Valley Development League, Box 149,  Now Westminster, up to Monday  noon, June loth. Applicants to state  qualifications, salary expected, and  their experience, if any,'in any similar line of work.  J. W. CUNNINGHAM  orseshoer an  ������&  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  lirs  First-class Carriage Fainter, in   Connection  c  A.  E.  w  II.  i KILN DIIIBI) Hoard Ends can now  he obtaiisod' from tho mill.....Order  at once while the stock lasts. #2.50  for a. large double wagon-box full dc-  livevcd Cheapest and best summer  wood you can buy.  Abbotsford Timber & Trading Co.  m. h r���������if ,r,m UK  a The Guaranteed ������OW������ DYE for  B<B8T)d3.of Cloth.  Clean, Simple, No Chanco of MiMnkcs.  TRY  IT !  Si'Rd f������>r I'r������e Color Curd nnil Unohlct.  -Richardson Co. Limited  ,&#>fl    ...  I  i  There are many lines of work about the farm which may be don  by the electric, current to great advantage. The first cost of installing a small motor is insignificant compared with the time and  labor which will be saved by its work at a small cost for current  Pumping water, grinding feed, sawing wood, operating cream separators, churns, etc.,,are classes of farm work for which electricity  is now generally used. '  The provision of electric current also makes it possible for you  to have the convenience of modern lighting as well as the facilities for using electric labor saving apliances such as Irons,  Washing Machines, etc., in the house. .  See our Light and Power representative at Abbotsford if you  are interested in saving of time and labor.made possible by using  the electric current. n  SEE THIS  APPLIANCE AT OUR  SALESROOMS.  ���������    B. C'Electric  LIGHT & POWER OFFICE, AD JOINING STATION,   ABBOTSFORD   "���������������  III  m


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