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 Hsffl  4jilv  ggf-i ',.  wi  W ' ���������  '04HS  Wrf ���������,  H'>  'mi  pi"  II /  ���������'&*'���������&  h'j  ���������v.'i������  B1'*  1  m  m%t'  f������Eb  jjBficT  j;-m  Kjf  &lm  ftp  >f$  Siii  ]'w  1'  ������M  ill  39'  4'-, !  ������������������)'���������  W  Lr t  h  I  V  lx-r  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No. 5.  abbotsford, B. c.,: Friday,  June 13, 1913  $1.CO TER, YEAR  BUSINESSLIKE SESSION  OF MATSQUI COUNCIL  The regular monthly mooting of the  Municipal Council was hold in Uio Municipal Hall on Saturcliiy, May Hist,  with the Rcevo in the chair and all  the Councillors, in attendance.- ' ���������  The minutes of tho previous mooting were road and discussed, biff tho  adopting of'thorn was laid over 'until  the nepct meeting.  Communications received from���������  Chas. B. Hill Tout and twelve others  ���������being a petition to open up the King  road, east from the Clcarbrook, agreeing-to give one day's labor gratis for  each half mile opened up. This work  would be supplemented by a government appropriation equal to the municipal appropriation. Referred to Coun.  Prederickson  .1. W. Taylor and (Ii'ty-ninc others,  being a petition to establish tho luter-  Provihcial Highway on tho Township  Lino road west from the Ross road. A  coun tor 'petition was also received to  retain tho road on the line which was  adopted"at tho last meeting, viz., westerly from ra point one-quarter of a'mile  north from Dcnnison corner. Much  discussion ensued, but no action taken,  and the petitions wore ordered filed.  Secretary school board, submitting  the school estimates for the current  year���������the amount named being $7,000.  On motion the estimates were accepted. The collector reported that the  estimates' would necessitate a school  rate of live mills.  A. C. GusLol'son, offering to. haul  gravel,free of charge to the value (labor) of $30 if. the road be graded by  the council. The matter was laid over  ac Coun. Frederickson stated that others would submit' offers of a similar  nature. '    "    '  Secretary Matsqui Farmers' Institute;, asking the use of the Municipal  Hall on the day and night of July 1st;  Municipal Solicitors, advising that  the Council do not give formal approval for the erection of powder works  on   the   S.YV.    10-acre   portion   of   the  ALDERGROVE NEWS.'  Whilst P. Flengal was cutting shingles  on  the  night shift at Fernridge'  SW. 1-4 of Sec. 22, Tp." 10. Tho clerk j mill he-accidentally struck the saw  was' instructed 'to forward a copy of with the back of his left hand ancl was  this letter to  the applicants,, the Do-  so badly injured that ho_ was hurried  Harold Machell, asking compensa- nan un mo ^j ��������� ���������=>-������������������' r 'V^rT^f  tlon for the establishing of the Bell also asking for the usual donation of  road through the northerly portion of   $10.   Requests granted.   The secietary  D.L. 44.    Referred to Coun. Bell  W. J. Ware, suggesting that if the  proposed Ware road to be established  of a width of '33 ft., the land be taken  from the west side of the properties  involved. Laid over pending the desire of the, persons most interested. ������������������  . Janies Allan, asking for an outlet  road from his property, namely, a portion of the south half of the N.W. 1-4  of Sec. ' 23, Tp. 14. Coun: Satchell  expressed his willingness to grant the  ���������request, :Mr.- Allan, to do-the work  which would be laid out as soon as  possible.  A E. Gledhill, stating that.the road  ditch .adjacent to. his property had  become blocked, thereby causing a  portion of his meadow land to" become  flooded, and asking that the ditch be  cleaned out. Referred to Coun. Melan-  der.  added that it was the intention .to  make the celebration surpass any yet  held and that it was the hope' that  they would be able to hold a live stock  judging contest.  Messrs. Henderson & Taylor, B. C.  L S., Abbotsford, stating that they had  pdded to their staff by engaging Mr.  A. E. Humphrey, B.C.L.S. Filed:  ' Farr Bros., asking that the hole m  the Beharrel ,road be- repaired. Referred to'-Coun. Bell.,' "*   -~ .    ���������",{"',.'",  T-I Skouge, calling attention to tne  action of the Langley council - in the  matter of the opening of a1 real estate  office.   Filed. '  Mrs C. Alverson, stating that notn-  ing' could be done in the matter of  moving back the fence along the Mat-  <=qui-Mt. Lehman road until the return of-Mr. Alverson, who is absent.  Filed.  Our selection of Canned Fruits and Vegetables and the best on the market.  minion Powder .Co.,  Ltd  J. E. Norcrdss, for the owner of  tho north half of the S.E. 1-4 of Sec.  22, Tp. 13,-agreeing to defray the cost  of moving back "the road fence., Filed.  ���������Trustee Co., Ltd., agreeing to pay  half the costsof;the digging of a ditch  on the Glenmore road adjacent to the  Hygienic'Dairy!'Farm, provided the  cost does not exceed $150;    Filed.   "  Secretary Agricultural Committee of  the Matsqui-Sumas Board of Trade,  stating that it .-was the desire of the  committee to heartily co-operate with  the council andlthe Farmers' Institute  in the work of promoting and assisting  agriculture in the district. The clerk  was instructed.;^ thank the committee  for their offer. :>        -   '.  Secretary School Board, forwarding  resolution passed by the board asking  that the road east of Ridgedale school  be opened up, so that the children  living towards, the Fraser River may  be able to attemMhe'Ridgedale school.  Coun.- Bell- stated that he had ��������� no  money available-" for this work, although it-met,'with his approval.  Ronald McMillan, asking for an outlet road as his only road was across  private property.    Referred  to  Coun.  Catchell. -  Resolution's properly introduced and  DRSSGCl ' r '  v -lr .. ���������T-hatv&iES'clerk ..notify, the .Western Canada Power Co.; Ltd.-, to forthwith commence.work of erecting the  poles , and stringing the wires along  the roads mentioned in the agreement  entered into and to remove the pole at  Claybunv Station that is ��������� in the way  of vehicular, traffic.  2. That- the plan of subdivision ot  the S.W. 40-acre portion of the S.W.  1-4 of Sec. 33, Tp. 13, be approved and  signed by the reeve and clerk.  ' 3.- That the plan of subdivision of  the 8.7-acre portion of Lot 12, Sec. 10,  Tp. 17, be approved-and signed by the  reeve and clerk.'-    - -  4. That Coun. Frederickson. be au-  thorizer to expend the sum of $75 on  the Andrews road.  5. That Coun. Satchell be authorized to expend the sum of $150 in  digging a ditch on the east side of the  Glenmore road from the Tp. Line road  south to D.L. 64, the work to be under  the' supervision' of P.' Conroy.  6. That G. Hutcheson be appointed  Municipal Constable. ���������  - 7 That the contract awarded to  John Smith on the Haverman road be  cancelled and the work be done by day  labor under the superintendence . of  C E. Barnes, the cost not to exceed  $560 Mr. Barnes agreed to furnish  all tools, pay for all repairs to same,  and have the work completed by July  1st. :  '8    That the sum of $300 be appropriated from/ Ward 3 for grading portions of the-Page road ready for gravelling and hauling gravel  which will  be delivered by the C.N.P. railway for  the  Provincial Government.    Messrs.  Page, Hayton and Machell addressed  the   council   in  connection   with   this  work, offering to work their teams for  a 10-hour day for $4.   This work is to  be in charge of F. W. Beharrel who  will be paid by the Provincial Government.     It   was   distinctly   understood  that this assistance from   Ward 6 is.  to be repaid by Ward 4.in 1914..  Bills  Passed for Payment  Rural mail route bridges:         .    ;���������  W. J. Marsh........ .���������-- H*-^  C. Marsh  ������������������  t+.n  R. Marsh ��������� -  ������^J  E. W. King -  ������fQ  J. Patterson ���������-������������������  f ���������������*���������  W. Satchell - ������������������- ��������� _*_  ������'Total ..; :.i..' ...-$171.00  J. A. Hargitt, fencing Bell road  through the Mercer property, $14rf.iu.  :(M? Irothnov agreed to pay the council $37.20 of this.) ���������  -.John Reid, grading Page road, $4/.  ^^Conti^e^Ton Page Four)  WOMEN'S INSTITUTE  SO  NIZED  away to Sumas hospital in Mr. L  Smith's auto. The doctor in charge  had it immediately dressed, and the  patient is back again although he will  not return to the mill for some weeks.  -Very few accidents, comparatively,  speaking, occur at Fernridge owing to  the experience of, the class of men the  company employ- here and the good  care taken by the men of number one.  On Friday evening the boys of- South  Aldergrove school, with their amiable  teacher, came to Aldergrove school  and played a game of basket-ball, but  failed to beat the boys here. From experience v/e-learn' that this is rather a  hard matter; nevertheless they made  a creditable showing and were welcome visitors. Come again, and success to your attempt.    ���������  The attendance of children is so far  on the increase that the commissioners mav be compelled to go on with  the building of the new school house.  Several families have moved in to the  district  and   the   seating   capacity  is  now overtaxed.    This is only the beginning of good things for Aldergrove.  Councillor A. Vannetta's road team  is making a  good showing this year  and working as if by steam.   They are  now fully a mile- out from Aldergrove  crossing and pushing on to the boundary line. ���������,        '  '" MivM. AV McKenzie'has tor the last  three Sabbaths been supplying at Mur-  rayville and Fort Langley in the.absence of Rev. C. McDiarmid, who is attending the meetings of the General  Assembly at Toronto.    He speaks m  praise of the good feeling manifested  by the people there and their kindness  to him.  FRASER. VALLEY LEAGUE.  The Upper Sumas Women's Institute  held its organization meeting at the  Hall .Tuesday afternoon, June 10, at  2:30, Vice-President, Mrs. Porter, in  the chair. The selection of the officers  provisionally elected was confirmed by  those present, though the attendance  was small, probably . because .of the  high .water. . - ,  The report of the refreshment 'com-  mittee of the 24th of May picnic, was  accepted, with thanks to those ladies,  and'the proceeds from the booth, to  the sum. of thirty-one dollars, and fifteen cents ($31.15) added to our treasury, ancl a supply of cups and saucers,  spoons and coffee-boiler becoming Institute property.  ��������� 'Votes of thanks were tendered to  the gentlemen of the Farmers' Institute, and the Young Men's Club for the  valuable services rendered in connecr  tion with the picnic and a special vote  of thanks to Mr. Tom Blatchford, who  gave his'services all day as cashier.  Mrs. York gave an instructive paper  on Food and Diet, which was well listened to, and in the absence of Mrs.  .Petapiece a, .discussion . on Canning  Fruit and-vegetables was indulged in  by all present.  It is  hoped that the  ladies of  the  neighborhood will take a'larger interest in this society and become regular  attendants at our interesting meetings, ���������  the second Tuesday in each'month.  Enquiry elicits the fact that the date  for the next meeting has not yet been  set Arrangements as to date are  awaiting Mr. Hill-Tout, who represents  the board on the league.  Just watch Abbotsford when, the  date is set, and see if there is not  something doing. It is to be hoped  that every person interested in the  growth of the Fraser Valley will .be  present and help to boost our own particular Garden of Eden. Abbotstord  is one of our coming towns in the  Fraser Valley and no opportunity  should be lost to let outsiders know  that the town is forging ahead and  that all roads, even railroads, lead to  Abbotsford. '%    CANADIAN" BROKERAGE TO  BE  DONE IN CANADA  BUILDING   IN   TOWN  The new Gazley block is proceeding  apace ancl when completed will be one  of the finest buildings in the Fraser  Valley outside of the larger cities. The  cement structure is being.rushed along  by the contractors.  GIFFORD NOTES  . It was reported on very good authority Wednesday that all Canadian  brokerage was to be done on the Canadian side of the line and that any  person engaging in that business were  supposed to be citizens ot Canada.  Heretofore recently nearly all e  brokerage for both sides of the lie  has been done by an American Him  having their offices in Sumas but ac  cording to the new regulations Canada  has been placed on the same basis as  he United States, which demands that  all American brokerage be done in  American territory. ,  The Dominion government has set a  good example for the citizens ot Huntingdon to follow, as it tends to tie  growth and prosperity c.our own.little town; and anything that will make  Huntingdon more of a business centre  s ould he hailed with delight. Let  all get in and boost for the town that  a ^sh to see grow. Let the motto  oe, Hunting first, last and always.  Mr. McCallum has received 50 new  volumes for the free public library  which the government paovide lor  rural districts,  The recent showers are making the  crops look good in these parts. Mr.  Jas. Duff's fields' look very promising  this season.  Mrs. Davis and little daughter have  been visiting her parents for'a few  days. Mr. Collins, of Berkley, California, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. C..WU-  lard Mr. Collins has been in poor  health and finds .this climate and scen-  erv very beneficial. .  Mr C. Willard and Mrs.-Jas. Blair  are building.a new hotel in Langley  Fort for Langley people.  Mr A. Vanetta took in the banquet  in honor of Mr. Sproat in New Westminster. .  Mr. Dalrymple paid a flying visit to  the city on Friday last-  Mrs. Harris and children have been  visiting  friends  in  Central  Park  and  Collingwood East. . _.  Miss House, of Sapperton, and Miss  Abbott, of Milner, have been the  guests  of  Mrs.  Hagcrman  for  a  few  daMr and Mrs. E.' Phillips and children,  and Mr. Collins motored, up-to-Beaver-  river .mills on Tuesday.   Messrs. Phillips and  Collins are installing a line  new planer mill at Beaver River.     .  Miss Jessie Mackenzie is home for  the summer. ��������� ',���������.'���������        .  The Beaver school has been closed  for the last few days owing^to the  death of the nephew of the teacher,  Miss Wilkie.. . .  Mr Dave Harris paid a flying \ Isit  here 'last week, issuing fire permits.  The public schools'.close on the 27th.  Mr. Hill-Ttout was~at Vancouver on  Wednesday. f SB ABBOtSfrORt) POST,      ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ������������������-���������I -  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company.  A weekly Journal devoted to tho 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. (  Our Shibboleth���������Neither for nor agin the Government.  Friday, June 13, 1913  ssf  at  CO ' cents 'Ipc-.-r  The existing satisl'aclion i'n regard to the present addition of  the public school is only natural on the pari: ol: the citizens of Mission  City. According to our opinion, it is only natural that the Hoard of  Trade should ,baek up the complaint of the school trustees in the  matter. 'The work on public contracts should be carried out according to specifications or the'contractor asked to quit the job. The  ���������material should also.be according to that called for in the contract.  In the course of a .few years, when Mission City becomes incorporated, which it undoubtedly will should the present growth continue, the. school buildings will be taken over by the city and it  would be right there where the shoe would pinch, should new  buildings have to be erected, simply because the material and work  now put in were both defective.  It is to be hoped that the higher officials now having become  aware of,the methods adopted, will see that the specifications of the  contract are carried out to the strict letter of the law.  It is altogether likely the new parcels post system of the present  postmaster-general will go into effect by proclamation on the 1st of  January, 1914. The system now seems a popular move on the part  of all civilized countries. With the introduction of the system it is  likely that the present rate now enjoyed by newspaper owners will  be dealt with and the present rate increased. It is stated that this  rate prevails nowhere else except in Canada.  As the American tariff bill passes its various stages it appears  to be on the downward grade instead of increasing. Now the Canadian tariff is to be reduced.on some articles. Better than reciprocity, eh!  At the Methodist conference at' Saskatoon the other day, Dr.  Chown stated "there never was a man quite big enough to be a  Methodist preacher," There was such a thing, he said, as getting too  big for the job.    .  Mission City young men should take warning from the yo.ung  ��������� swain of Milwaukee whose first word to his desired lady love caused  him his arrest.   For two years he had been trying to get acquainted  with her and one day spunked up courage to say, "Hello."    He  was immediately arrested at the request of the young lady and fined  $25.   It does not pay to be too bashful, and this is probably another  example of "A faint heart never won a fair lady."  It is twenty-two years since Sir John A. Macdonald died and  he has not been forgotten yet as Canada's greatest statesman.  Vvrith the spring freshets come the accidents on the C. P. R.  Hon. Thos. Taylor, who has left B. C. to attend the Good Roads  Congress in London, says: "I know of no country in the world more  vitally interested in the good roads movement than Canada generally,  and British Columbia particularly. For several years the Dominion  has been stretching out its highways from East to "West, and today  there is a tremendous amount of energy and money being concentrated .upon the final achievement of this object. But apart from  that, the road building programme of every Province in the Dominion  is a large one, calling for an enormous appropriation every year, and  in none of them is there more attention being paid to where perhaps  good roads are more essential to the development and the settlement of the country."  .Everyone would like to see the Dewdney Trunk road built  through to Agassiz. It would-be a great boost for the north side  of the river and the entire Fraser Valley.   ���������  THE   MARKET  Brisk trading and a fine attendance  characterized the weekly market at  Westminster ..Friday. An exceptionally large number of visitors from the  surrounding municipalities was present,    while    the    brilliant    weather  proved an inducement for many city  housewives to attend. The poultry  market was the centre of attraction,  broilers and ducklings causing considerable alteration in the prices. The  floral stalls continued to receive their  quota of attention, while the fish, meat,  and farm produce vendors did a land  oflice business.  Ducklings, which made their appearance last week, were offered in increased numbers, but the fine demand  caused no diminution in price. Thirty  to thirty-five cents per pound was the  prevailing figure. Broilers brought  from $3.50 to $5.50 per dozen, according to size. Hens were not so plentiful, and $12 to $1.3 per dozen was  obtainable. The arrival of ducklings  on the market affected the pi ice of  the matured bird, and a drop of seven  cents per pound from 32 cents to'25  cents  was noticed.     Dressed poultry  roiruineJ   stnli-n^ry  pound.  Ducks, $H  to $18.  Eggs showed a tendency to strengthen, w'iiiio no change in the retail  price was 'recorded, the wholesale  figure advanced a couple of cents.  Thirty-five cents per dozen retail and  from 2S to 30 cents wholesale were the  official quotations.  The handsome Dolly Varden trout  was the feature of the fish market,  and this toothsome delicacy was  offered in fair quantity at 15 cents  per pound. Smelts also reappeared  and were sold at 10 cents a pound.  Halibut, spring salmon, and sturgeon  prices remained steady.  A magnificent showing of potted  geraniums and fuchsias featured the  floral and plant stalls. Cut carnations  and stocks were in. great demand at  20 cents per dozen blooms. Cabbage  and tomato plants for bedding out  purposes were quoted, tomatoes at 25  cents .per dozen and cabbage plants at  two dozen for 25 cenls.  No appreciable change was noted in  the vegetable market, and very little  business was transacted in vegetable  products.  Berkshire and Yorkshire shoats  were quoted at $5 per'head.  The Prices  The following prices were quoted:  Young birds, per doz ...$(> to $8  liens, per dozen  $12 to $13  Broilers* per doz .'....$4 to $G  Poultry, live weight 20c to 2.1c  Ducks, per dozen  $12 to $13  Ducks, per pound  30c  to' 32c  Ducklings, per lb 30c to 35c  Poultry, dressed, per lb 30c  Vegetables  Potatoes, ton  .fS to $12  Meets, per sack  '. 75c  Carrots, per sack  G5c  Cabbage, per head  10c to  15c  Turnips, per sack  60c  Parsnips    50c  Spring Onions, per bunch 5c  Rhubarb, 3 lbs. for 10c  Rhubarb, 9 lbs. for : 25c  Cucumbers, each 20c  Eggs and  Butter  Eggs, retail, dozen  30c to 35c  Eggs, wholesale  25c to 28c  Eggs,(,duck, per dozen 35c to 40c  Butter, retail, per lb. !.35c to 40c  Honey, per comb 25c  Wholesale  Meat  Pork, per. lb. '. 13c to 13%c  Lamb, per lb 12%c  Mutton, per lb 12y2c to 13c  Veal, per lb .- ; 14c to 16c  Retail  Meats  Beef, best rib roasts 20c to' 22c  Beef, loin  26c to 27c  Beef, short loin 28c  Beef,   round   steak   20c to 25c  Boiling beef  14c  Beef, pot roast  18c  Pork ...'. '.... 20 to 25c  Mutton  20c to 22%c  Sugar cured corned pork .'.....20c  Home-made pork sausage 15c to 20c  Salted pigs' head, lb 8c'  Pickled pigs' feet, per lb 8c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb 10c  Sugar cured hogs' heads, lb 3c  Sugar cured corned beef, lb 15c  Pure, lard  15c to 16c  Sugar cured bacon 20c  Spring lamb, fore qr 23c to 25c  Spring lamb, hind qr 30c to 35c  Flowers  Tulips, pot.of 7 bulbs. 25c  Hyacinths, pot of 4 bulbs  25c  Carnations, cut, per dozen  50c  Primroses,, potted 15c  Violets, per bunch 25c  Spirea, per plant $1.00  Stocks, per dozen  25c  Gladiolas, per dozen  25c  Fish  Sturgeon, per lb ...15c  Spring salmon, red, lb 15c  Spring salmon, white, lb 10c  Steelhead salmon, per lb 15c  Oolichans, 3 lbs. for 25c  Cod, per lb 10c  Herring, 3 lbs. ............................25c  Halibut,  per  lb.  ............:...................:.10c  Whiting, per lb. .10c  ULLING  on  your boot straps  wilt not get you very far.  Buy a set of  B. J GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. c.  ARD OF TRADE  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B.C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  w. the district, and industries already established,  13 acres about 3-4 of a mile from centre of town,,  house barn and chicken house, about 100 fruit  trees and all kinds of small fruits.'  Good House, one and one half acres, Yale Road,  two large chicken houses, number of fruit trees  and all kinds of small fruits.       Good well watar.  Insurance that Insures  For terms and particulars  2������  SB  '^^*{^^**f**J*^*JM{~JMJMJ**J4^*,J,*JM}**J*^*^JM{MJ^M|,^MjMl|  DISEASED  POTATOES  ��������� Vancouver, June 7.���������Owing to the  discovery this week of three consignments of diseased California new potatoes, which are eaten up with potato  moths Inspector Thomas Cunningham  has sent a circular letter to all the railroad, express ancl steamship companies and their agents in the province  notifying them not to deliver any California potatoes until they have been  inspected and passed by the inspecting  office . of ��������� the department. The consignments are all being destroyed today in the city crematory to prevent  the pest from  spreading.  c  >ummer  ions  e  1913 STYLES  ���������A choice selection of goods to choose from  en's  Practical Ladies' and  lailors  M  I j$&  n  Mft ABb&jmkiS f OSt,       AfeBOtSFORD, B 6,  i   i  <J������4  i   M.,  I '���������'���������������������������  >^.J..!..������.A.  ���������'."H-  ^������������������������������������������������������^-���������-���������..���������-...���������-���������...h..*..^^,,,..,^,^,.,,^^  Infants sandals, size I to 3 1-2, per pair  Child's sandals, size 4 to.7 1-2,. per pair  Child's sandals, size 8 to 10 i-2, per pair  Better  D,������������*������������'������0������������������������������������������������-������������B(.BM,������1MW,^���������-w-,^(.g,^>f#iitiit ^ *  75c  85c  1.00  J  7  X  By -MARY ROBERTS  R1NEHART  ma  Jity  t  *  t  Child's Sandals, size 3 to 8, per pair  'Child's sandals, size 8 1-2 to II, per pah-  Youth's sandals, size II1-2 to 13 1-2, per pair 1.60  ys' sandals, size 1 to 5' 1-2, per pair   < 1.60  $1.15  1.40  Boy  The only thing for Children  during warm weather    ���������  ots  ******fHr^^  t  ?  ���������J  X  I  ?  1  ) 'I  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, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  Zmm^m������3Zm&mmm������a  Pork,-Mutton,.Jteef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies  and Balogna always on hand..    Fish every Thursday  W*************'****!.***^*^^^^^^^^  *  *  *  *  *  First-class Work Furnished by Experienced  Workmen.      Estimates Furnished.  PROLOGUE.    ~  This  fascinating romance  of  society life, politics and the un-  4-   derworld,   ;.*:������,  problem   of  the  ].\ ninety-eight pearls, this tragedy  X I o/ Me missing state treasurer and  |; I o beautiful daughter's search for  ;f;j fciro.  Wrfs Me reader's interest  from the very first chapter to the  last and gives the author a high  place   among   the    creators   of  mystery fiction.  CHAPTER |.  .  Sentiment and Claws.  N my criminal work anything that  wears skirls is a lady untii tho  law proves her otherwise.   From  the frayed and slovenly petticoats  oi   the   woman   who  owns  a  poultry  stand   in   the   market   and   who   has  grown .wealthy by selling chickens at  twelve ounces to the pound or the silk  sweep   of   Mamie   Tracy,   whose  diamonds Have been stolen down on the  uveuue or the staidly respectable black  and   middle aged  skirt of  the client  wbose husband has found an affinity  partial to laces and fripperies and has  run off with  her-ull the wearers are  ladies   and    as   such   announced   by  IIawes..   In fact,  be carries it to ex-  i cess.     He speaks   of  his  wash  lady  with  a  husband  who is an asb merchant, and  be announced one day in  some excitement that the lady who had  just gone out Dad appropriated all the  loose change out of the pocket of his  overcoat  ' So when Hawcs announced a lady  1 took my feet off my desk, put down  the brief 1 had been reading and rose '  perfunctorily. With my first glance  at my visitor, however, I threw away  my cigar and, I have heard since, settled my tie. That'this client was different was borne in on me at once by  the way she entered the room. She  had poise in spite of embarrassment,  and her face when she raised her veil  was white, refined and young.  "1 did not send in my name," she  said when she saw me glancing down  ror the card Hawes usually puts on  my table. "It was advice I wanted,  and I-i did not think the name would  matter."  She was more composed,' I think,  when she found me considerably older  than herself. I saw her looking'furtively at the graying places over my  ears. I am only thirty-five, as far as  that goes, but my family, although it  keeps its hair, turns gray early-a  business asset,, but a social handicap.  "Won't you sit down?" I asked, push-  ing out a chair so that she would face  the light while I remained in shadow.  Every doctor and every lawyer knows  that trick.   Only too often the raising  of a woman's veil in my office reveals  the ravages of tears or rouge or dissipation.    My new client turned fearlessly to the window an unlined face,  with a clear skin, healthily pale. From  where I sat her profile was beautiful.  "I hardly know how to begin," she  said, "but suppose"-slowly-"suppose  that a man, a well known man, should  leave home without warning, not taking any clothes except those he wore  and saying he was coming home to  dinner, and he���������he"���������  0*"������*^������"*+~a**tMH������.t***n������ut>>t������t������t>*������$������t.*Q  Copyright, 1910, by Bobbs^ ]  Merrill Co.   -w.  "*.'        .a,8ked--    "Ifc   ������eed   not   b������  nam  ff "Sort"'of^'b. . -f ���������"any&ow,   or  worse."  "My name is Fleming, Margery  Fleming," she said after a second's  hesitation, "and my father, Allan Fleming. Is the man. Oh. Mr. Knox, what  are we going to do? Oe has been gone  for more than a week I"  No wonder she had wished to conceal  the identify of the missing man. So  Allan Fleming was lost! A good many  highly respectable citizens would hope  that he might never be found. Fleming, state treasurer, delightful companion, polished gentleman and successful  politician of the criminal type. Outside in the corridor the office boy was  singing under his breath. "Oh, once  there was a miller," he sang, "who,  lived   In  a   mllL"    It brought   to  my  mind  the  reform  fore,  where for  meeting a  year  be-  a few hours we had  Wm. ROBERTS  Old Creamery Bid. ;   ;: Abbotsford, B. C  HARRON  BROS.  ������ai,ja!m3rs airf FuisraJ Dilators  Vancouver,  Office  ancl   chapel-   1034 Granville St., Phcne 3IS6  HiOTth Vancouver, utiice and  Chapel-116 2nd  St. Phone  131.  STKAYED-To my place, a Grade  Jersey Heifer, about seven  months old, on Decembeir 1st.  Owner can claa/m sarnie 1;by paying foir notice and board. G. C.  Kenney, i%  mile  eatft,  %    mile  north of Vye Station,  .When a man gets shot up, has a  wedding in  his  family,  and  starts  a  ibel smt, all iu a single year," ifs hard  tick, says Teddie.   But then look who  he is.   According to the libel suit results, he  looks'five  times  less  than  thirty   cents.    'Tis   said   a   man   can  prove anything in court so long as he  has the proper legal talent and good  witnesses    as stand-byes.    Many men  do    not   drink a drop, still they get  tipsy���������they pour  it  down.  Glad to see' Vancouver and New  Westminster boosting for home products. Mission has some big red  strawberries that would make the  heart of the home product booster feel  happy.  "How long has he been gone?"        \  "Ten days." \  "I should think it ought to be looked  Into,"  I said decisively and got up.  Somehow   1  couldn't sit  quietly.    A  lawyer who is worth anything is always a partisan, I suppose, and I never hear of a man deserting his wife  that I am not indignant, the virtuous  scorn of the unmarried man perhaps.  "But you will have to tell me more  than that.    Did this gentleman have  any bad  babits-that is, did he-er-  drink?"  "Not to excess. Ho played bridge for  money, but I believe be was rather  lucky."  "Married. I suppose?" I asked casually.  "He had been. His wife died when  I"- She stopped and bit ber lip. Then  it was not her husband, after all. Oddly enough, the sun came out.Bust at  tliat moment, spilling a pool /of sunlight at her feet.  "It is my father," she saidisimply.  I was absurdly relieved. '  "Be would have papers to (Identify  him?"  "His pockets were always fulIJof envelopes and thiners like that".    l   ._  blown the feeble .spark of protest  against machine domination to a flame.  We bad sung a song to that very tune,  and with this white faced girl across  from me its words came back with revolting truth.  Oh, once there was a capltol  That sat on a hill!  As It's too big to steal-away  It's probably there still.  The ring's hand in the treasury  And Fleming with a sack.  They take it out in wagon loads  And-never bring ft back.  "I am  more than sorry," 1 said.    1  was too.   Whatever he may have been,  he was her father.    "After all. there  may be a dozen simple explanations,  and there are exigencies in politics"���������  "I hate politics!" she broke in suddenly.   "When 1 read of women wanting to-to vote and all that I wonder  if they kuoAv what it means to have to  be polite to dreadful people, people who  have even been convicts and all that,  Why, our last butler bad been a prize-  .fighter!"     She.   sat   upright   with   her  hands on the arms of the chair.   "That  is another thing, too. Air.  Kuox.    The  day after father  went away,  Carter,  our butler, left.   Be was not there that  evening to serve' diuner, but���������he came  back late that night and got into the  house, using his key  to the servants'  entrance.    Be slept there,  the  maids  said, but he'was gone before the servants were up, and  we have  not seen  him since."  "Your father has not been III. has  he?   I mean recently."  "I cannot think of anything except  that he had a tooth pulled." She was  quick to resent my smile.  "You have not noticed any mental  symptoms���������any lack of memory?"  Her eyes Oiled.  "He forgot my birthday two weeks  ago," she said. "It was the first one  he had ever forgotten in nineteen of  them."  Nineteen! Nineteen from thirty-five  leaves sixteen!  "What I meant was this," I explain  ed. "People sometimes have sudden  and unaccountable lapse's of memory  and at those times they are apt to  stray away from home. Has your fa  ther been worried lately?"  "He has not been himself at all. He  has been irritable even to me and ter  rible to the servants. Only to Carter-  he was never ugly to Carter."  "You have no brothers or sisters?"  "None.   I came to you"���������  there she  Rtonoed. .;   "Please tell me how you happened to  como to me," I urged.  "I didn't know where to go," she confessed, "so 1 took the telephone directory, the classified part under 'Attor-  fceysj.' and, _afte/ I shut mv eyes. I pijt  my ilngc-r- iiapTmzuru'o'n Ibe page. "It  pointed to your name."  1 am afraid 1 flushed at this, but In  a moment I laughed.  "We will take it as an omen," I said,  "and 1 will do all that 1 can. ,But I  I am  not  a  detective.   Miss   Fleming.  Don't you  think  we  ought  to  have  one?"  "Not the police!"   She shuddered.  "Suppose you tell me what happened  the day your father left and how he  went away. Tell me the little things,  too."  "In the first place," she began, "we  live on Monmouth avenue. There are  just the two of us and the servants- -  a cook, two housemaids, a laundress, a  butler and a . chauffeur. My father  spends much of his time at the capital,  and in the last two years since my old  governess went back to Germany at  those times 1 usually go to mother's  sisters at Bellwood, Miss Letitia and  Miss Jane Maitland."  I nodded. I knew the Maitland la-  dies well. 1 had drawn four different  wills for Miss Letitia in the last year.  ,"My father went away on the 10th  of May. He got up from breakfast,  picked up his hat and walked out of  the house. He was irritated at a letter he had read.  "He took the letter with him. He did  not come home that night, and 1 went  to the office the next morning. The  stenographer said he had not been  there. He is not at Plattsburg because they have been trying to call  btra from there on the long distance  telephone every day."  Id spite ot her candid, fare 1 was  sure.she was holding something back.  "Why don't you tert me every thins?". '  I asked. ���������-''.,  She  flushed.    Then  she opened  her  pocketbook   and   gave  me  a   slip   ot  ���������  rough paper.   On it iu careless figures  was the number "eleven twenty-two."!   ���������  That was all. ;���������'.  "I  was afraid  you  would  think It  silly," she said-   "It was such a mean-'  ingless  thing.     You   see,  the second '  night after father left I was nervous  and could not sleep.    I expected him-  home at any time, and I kept listening  for   his   step   downstairs.    About   3  o'clock I was sure 1 heard some one  In the'room  below mine.    1 felt relieved,  for  1   thought  he  had  come  back.    But 1 did  not hear the door  into his bedroom close, and finally I  slipped along the ball to his room.   I  had a queer feeling before I turned on  the  light that   there  was  some one  standing close to me.    But the room  was empty and the. hall too."  "And (Ih> paper?"  "The paper had been pinned to a  pillow on the bed. When I saw the  pin I was startled. 1 rang for Annie,  the second housemaid, who Is also a  sort of personal maid of mine. It was  half past 3 o'clock when Annie came  down. I took her Into father's room  and showed ber the paper. She was  sure It was not there wheD she folded  back the bedclothes for the night at 9  o'clock."  "Eleven   twenty-two,"   I   repeated.  Twice   eleven   Is   twenty-two.    But  that Isn't very enlightening."  "No," she admitted.    "1 thought It  might be a telephone number, and I  called up all the eleven twenty-twos  In the city.    Annie said Carter had  come back, and she  went to  waken  him, but, although his door was locked Inside, he did not answer.    Annie  and I switched on all the lights on the  lower floor from the top of the stairs.  Then   we  went  down   together  and  looked  around.    Every   window  and  door was locked, but In father's study,  on the first floor, two drawers of his'  desk were standing open.   And in the  library, the little compartment In my  writing table where I keep my heuse  money, had beeD broken open and the  money taken."  "Nothing else was gone?"  "Nothing.   The silver on the sideboard In the dining room, plenty of  valuable things In the cabinet In the  drawing room-nothing was dUsturbed."-  "It might have been Carter," I reflected.    "Did   he   know   where  you  kept.your house money?"... - ���������  (Continued Next Week)  1  8  ?5x:^t^;t^^  ^P #G . ttHfc ABBOTSFORD POST,  LOCALS.  The Fraser Valley Development  League meets ncx'i Thursday in  Abbotsford is the latest: ;is \vc go  to press. . ���������.  Tho W. A. will servo icecream and  cake also strawberries and cream at  tho residence oi Mrs. Boyd on, Thursday next from-.'J t.,o 7 p,m.  ,*r. J.J.McPhoc, on.lioIinmlffi-j.Lion1,.   Mv- ���������'���������Lawrence, the'Fraser Valley f  ������������������,,. ���������         ,  i ������,���������' ,   ���������<       agent ol  the Ford .automobile, was in i  partmont returned home   j.1 umlay     W1) (1)is weok aml gol(, ft Fonl (,0 Ml,   ' "i ������^"������m-������'m..���������  ������,���������iii,     F?overal  other sales are J  M  from'a combined business and pleasure  trip. During-his absence.Mr. McPlicc  visited his old home in l-Vinoo Kdward  Island, and as it wrjj ten yours siiicc  his former visit, the changes Were  very noticablc,  Mr. W. R Fortfasson is spending a  two months' vacation in the Old Country. During his absence Mr. Gordon  Mitchell is dispensing liquid refreshments at, the Abbot&t'oi'd Hotel.  Mr. Cyril- Hulton Harrop entertained  a number of his bachelor friends at a  stag- party on- Tuesday evening. A  pleasant evening was spent by all.  The dinner was a regular old English  affair, tho different dishes being concocted in admirable style by, Messrs.  Henderson and Hammond, who acted  as chefs for the occasion. The toast  list was an extensive one, and the responses' admirably rendered. Several  wrestling bouts afiorded much amusement during the evening.  School Matters.  "When the schools re-open  after the midsumer holidays two  new teachers, .will be required.  Miss Montgomery, who has  charge of the 2nd division is  asking the' Trustees for. six  - month's ieave of absence, while  Miss Borden has .tendered her'  resignation.  MAT.SQUI COUNCIL.  ^^ConUrme^^  Hirman    Hunich,-- Dennison   .road,  $10.30.;..'.  G Hutch'eson, Mh. -Lehman, road,  Ward 1, $3; Ward 2, $10.50.  Hugh McPherson, Mh. Lehman road,  Ward 1, ?3; Ward 2, $21.75.  ���������   Thomas'Thomson, Mt. Lehman road,  Ward ,2, $9.75.  ��������� m: B. King Lbr. Co., Ltd., lumber for  R.M.R. road bridges, $106.54.  N.  Prosiloski, Little road  contract,  $84  ���������Johnson.Cannon, police duties, $6.  J  M. Igeland, coffin and expenses of  ' burial of men killed on Mission bridge,  $5.90. ��������� , - ���������  . T. F. Baker, 12 hours work repairing  Aberdeen road, $3.60.  O   Olson, work on Bell road, &4.DU.  J.' Smith, repairs to Tp. Line road,  $6. ���������  Clarke & Stuart Co., Ltd., stationery,  ������btf .00* TTT A  G K. Burnett, surveys, etc.: Ward  1 $3.50; Ward 2, $25.05; Ward 3,  $34.40;  total, $62.95. ���������  Murdock Gillis, repairs: Burgess  road, $3; Mt. Lehman road, $6.  G. W. LeFeuvre, repairs to LeFeuvre  . road,'$3.60. -  B. W. King, 8 hours work on Abei-  deen' road, $2:40.' .    " .^        *  K Anderson, dragging Riverside road  Ward 3, $12; hauling lumber, Ward 4,  $2.50. " x     ...  ���������  ���������   Wm.   Merryfield,   expenses   to   Vic-  ���������    tori a, $12. -.__./.  John Taplin, tools,for work on Den-  .nison road, $2.  John  Dennison,   caps  and  fuse   on  Dennison road, $2.15.  L.B. Briggs, road scraper, $9.    -    ������ 1  JJ.1- ���������m������lf  ���������  AT HOME  The Womcus Auxiliary of tit. . Matthews Church will bo At Uoino to the  general public every Thursday from  throe o'clock until Jive p. in. and will  bo prepared to serve afternoon tea on  the lawn at the homo of Mrs. b\ B  Boyd. Should the weather at any  time be unfavorable tea will be served  indoors. Gentlemen as well as ladies  welcome. Proceeds to bo devoted lo  the "W. A.:' fund for cluu-ch purposes.  Dan Smith. Several other sales are  in sight. Mr. Lawrence went away a  booster for the town and was heard  to say,that every time he came to Abbotsford he could see great improvement, and when developed"the district  would be one of. UicV wealthiest communities in the Eraser Valley.  They all go away boosters  STORE  Interior Finish and Cabinet  Work. Our work guaranteed and prices on the  rigot sid������.  "������������������������������������������������������  Jas. Hutchison  Opp. Fostdllicc. . '  No bread, no matter how perfect,  is too good for your family. Our  product is as nearly perfect as can  be made,   Try it,  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  .     RIDGOAI.E SCHOOL EXTKNSION  '     ���������  SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for Ridgcdale School  Extension," will be received by the  Honourable the Minister of Public  Works up to noon ot" Monday, the  30th day of June, 1913(iifor the erection and completion of the extension of one room to the school-house  at Ridgedale, in the Chilliwack Electoral  District.  Plans, specifications, contract and  forms of tender may be seen on and  after the 9th day of June, 1913, at  the office of S. A. Fletcher, Government Agent, New Westminster; Mr.  Wm. Merryfield, Secretary of the  School Board, Mount Lehman, B.C.  Intending- tenderers can obtain a  copy of the plans and. specifications  qy applying- to the undersigned, for  the sum often dollars ($10), which  will be refunded on their return in  good order.  Each  proposal  must' be   accompanied by an accepted bank   cheque  or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Conada. made payable to  the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for a sum equal to 10 per  sent of the tender,   which   shall  be  forfeited if the party   tendering   de-  cline to   enter   into   contract   when  called to do so, or if he fail to   complete the work contracted for.    The  cheques or certificates of deposit   of  unsuccessful tenderrs will be returned to them   upon   the   execution   of  the contract.  Tenders will not be considered un-  less made out on the forms supplied  signed with the actual signatura   of  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY. B.C.  This hotel makes a  specialty of  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers.     Comfo: table   sitting-  room and   best  of  hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled.    .  Rates: $llotoj2 per day  MURDO McDONALD, Proprietor  ���������    If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and   Graining  and Carriage Painting  go to  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W. Bavey, Manager  ' Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  , Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Paifl'tor���������Rev. J. L.  Campbell,  11.  A., B. D,.  Services���������Sunday  school  10   a.m.  Public iWara'hip 11 a. m.  Teacher training class'3 p.m.  Public Worship 7.30 p. m.  Choir Practice, Friday 8 p. m.  Meeting  for  Bible    Study    and  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sundpy  School, 2.15 p.  m.  Public  Worship 3.30 p. m.  fONEDYE^ALL KINDS"**]  It's the Cleanost, SiniptosS, ancl Baal Home  Dyo, one can buy���������Why you don't even have  to know what Kind pfxloth your Goods are  made.of.   So mistakes are Impossible.  Send for Free Color Card, Story Booklet, and  Booklet giving results of Dyeing over other colors.  The Johnson-Richardson Co., Limited, Montreal.  Abbotsford Feed Store  TOR SALE���������4- milk cows, apply, Mi\  Penzcr, Breatwood  Station, B.C.E.R.  J. H. JONES  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  FOR SALE.���������Eggs' for hatching.  White Wyandottes, prize winners at  all the local exhibitions; also a few  choice pullets and cockerels. Apply  C. B. HILL TOUT.    P.O. Box 63.  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Building  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  i  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert   Carriage Painting  Li. -13.   JDIlgga,   lu&u.   ^."-j 1   r--  John  Croy,  blacksmith-work: Den-  s's������>- ������" --;- "  .   .      an  nison  road,  $1.55;   Mt. Lehman road,  the tenderer,   and   enclosed   m   en  $2.50. '     ��������� r  .-���������������������������-i-.-i  Antone   Wunann,    Dennison    road,  $10.30.  C.M.C. May salary and office rent,  $79; assessment fee, $100; postage  52.25; -paid E. Ludeburg for strip of  land for road, $1; bounty paid, Elmer  Ellingsen, $1.70; Olaf Nelson, $2.20;  Albin Nordin, $2.20.  By-Laws  The  Indemnity  Bylaw,  Amendment  Bylaw was reconsidered, finally passed  and signed by the reeve and clerk.  Coun. Fredrickson gave notice to  introduce a dog tax bylaw.  Coun. Bell gave notice to introduce  a rate bylaw.   In connection therewith  it  was   decided   that  the  rate  of  10  ���������mills  on improved  property, 45 mills  on wild  land  and  5 mills  for  school  purposes.  The council then adjourned to meet  in the Exhibition building of the Matsqui Agricultural and ���������Hbritcultural  Building on Monday, June 16th at 10  a.m.  Tenders  Only one tender was received for  the slashing of the Tp. Line road  from the Ross road to the Aberdeen  road. It. Atkinson agreeing to do the  work for $195. On motion the tender  was accepted the work to be completed in 30 days.  JAMES GIBSON, Clerk.  velopes furnished.  The lowest or any tender not   necessarily aceepted.  J. E. GRIFEITH,  Public Works Engineer,  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B. C,, June 10th,   1913.  FOR RENT.���������Abbotsford Pioneer  Bakery. Good oven and location. Apply   Mrs. H. Fraser 2  (Associate   Members Can.   Soc. C. E.)  Engineers  R. A.HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Office, next P. O. ROfrxl 1  $1 is cost of paper for the  average size room. New  styles and Canadian Papers. Samples sent on  request.  Cooper Seldon Co.  Clayburn  Everett's Orchestra  Abbotsford  Good Dance  Music is" our  Motto.  apply  A. EVERETT, Abbotsford  lectric Light  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  For" Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be civen to allaDDlications for service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. locafed at  Vancouver Abbotsford New Westminster  B. C. Electric blk.      -  .       ' B. C. Electric blk.  British Columbia Electric Railway  vi  #  i  i  \i  'wl  (1  !  IK  mkjiitiiiiMMmif.iHaiwiBiwmwjwuiiiwayaiWHi  WMMMimim  !  in


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