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 ATIVF  Vol. V., No. 5.  ABBOTSFORD, B. 0., FRIDAY,   JlJNE 7,. 1912  8 ,      $1.00 PER YEAR  "-*?-" --"��������� T-r������>-,,.,,..  ��������� ���������'���������-������<-. ^nr���������^.������-^r^  ���������iTTinnra' ir tr.i*m-n��������� ���������  assc  ihi   ir-  ace  ass  15 cts. per yard  *  White,. Striped and Checked  Muslins 1 5c Yard      -  Ladies' Black Cotton Hose  2 Pair for 25c  Children's Dresses, /:Chp^^ayndJI;  Print at Reduced prices  *  ABBOTSFORD and HUNTINGDON. B. C  35  r  ~%  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  The partnership existing  between M. L McPhee and  Geo. H. Kerr, carrying on a  business- under,., the firm  name of McPhee & Kerr  ; has been dissolved by mutual  consent.  The business will be carried on by M. L. McPhee,  who assumes all responsibil-.  ity of the business.  Soliciting your patronage,  I am,  Yours truly  m;l/mcphee  V..  SUMAS'COUNCIL.  The .Sumas Council met on Sat-  urday, June 1st, :in the. council  rooms, all members of the council  being .present and the reeve in  the chair.  The minutes    of    the    previous  meeting, were read- and .confirmed.  Major  Pottinger   addressed   the  council re   a   road  but, from  his  property through .Mr. Boley's prop  erty.   Later" on ' in'   the    meeting  both Mr. Pottinger and Mr: Boley  addressed  the  council. '.The'.sess-'  sion was rather interesting, but it  is hoped that Mr'. Pottinger willbt-  jjL) ������8ccessfui in securing a'.:foad be--  * fore the winter weather:; .  ,.";-. Mr. Fred  Fooks  addressed    the'  ���������'council re the closing l'af' a, 'road.  After discussing' th'e:matter it.wa3 '  decided to pass the following resolution;   Resolved  that  the; coun,  cil Mrs. Campbell  that  she .close  no roads until plans,.and. surveys  are completed and the roads." buut  A request' was read from ;Mr Bou  cher. asking for roa.d, out from his  property.    ���������   Strai^on-Gillis-' rHat  500-be appropriated on the Bou-;  .cuer; road.-.;..,Carried.._.:������������������ ��������� W ;'*���������'--��������� "/a i <.  "Mr. Keeping-rhad'-also a   request'  for  a   road! t.-  and  the   following:  resolution'was passed;     Straiton-,  Gillis, that   SO be.appropriated:,on  the south-east Jf section 32. - jCaov  "ri'edv=---"  '" From" Walker Bros and Wilkie,  To the Reeve arid'council of. tire-  Municipality- of . Sumas.  Your Worship and Gentlemen,  We have been-in consultation  with several of the merchants and  real estate agents   of New   Westminster City as well as representatives of the various municipalities  in the Fraser Valley district whom  ,we have happened to meet-,   and  have discussed with those gentlemen the very obvious discrimination that exists, especially in Vancouver City against the     city .   of  New Westminster and the various  municipalities the Fraser Valley. . It is an. undoubted fact  as we have evidence to prove,that  every inducement  is  used   by   a-  gents in Vancouver to deter settlements in our respective" districts  and although; quite recently  1000  settlers came through "ataone. time  fiora the old country to Vancouver, we venture to say that not   5  per cent came through to view the  city of New Westminster muchiesa  our representative municipal areas  This depreciation  of the advantages we can offer to these settlers  must   be   counteracted.   We  hav**  suggested   a   course thich  seems  to rheet with general approval lo  every person to whom it has ocen  communicated.   It   is   this,  'i'liei.  are fourteen municipal districts, uj  eluding   New   Westminster   City;  which front on to the Fraser River.   Now if each of these municipalities would vote a  sum equal to  10 to   15 per month for publicity  purposes and the various business  men having their business in Now  Westminster were to contribute   b  per   month���������say  yi0   firms���������   anui  these   contributions   were-,placed  at the disposal of  a committee Vj  be   chosen   by   the   municipalities  there would a;s a result, be an income of   390 per month available!  for the purpose of acquainting tne  incoming settlers with our location  I THE LOYAL, TRUE    *'  BLUE ASSOCIATION  On Wednesday, June 5th. the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge  of British Columbia of. the Loyal  .True   Blue   Association   was   held  according to appointment  in   the  Maple   Leaf   Hall.   The (members^  were called to order  at  10  a. m.  by   the   Most   Worshipful   Grand  Mistress, Sister Pilkey of Vancouver.   Over, forty   delegates'  from  various parts of the province responded at roll call, and most, interesting sessions were held in the  afternoon   and   ervening.   The  od-  iects of this association is to unite  loyal-Protestants in rescuing, educating  and   caring  for  destitute  orphaned  and  neglected  Protestant children and in providing sick  accident and funeral benefits  for  its members.   It has over 450 members in   this  province  and   is - associated with the Supreme Grand  Lodge of Canada which meets chis  year int September in Ottawa. Ont.  Sister Hardy-Jxi_ New Westminster  ,was chosen delegate-to the Sup-  ���������reiiie. Gran^liodgeaxid -wilii-repTe-  :sent.v6ur provincial  grand   lodge:  there;. ���������' ' ���������  :'A- banquet "was provided by tae  PEARDONVILLE  ITEMS  In response  to  invitations  sent  by the school children to their parents and the public invitation, seventy people" gathered in the school  'grounds.  After a delicious dinner provided, by the ladies of. Peardonville,  games and- races were enjoyed.  The Driving Contest in which a  blindfolded child took the t>]ace oi'  a horse and was driven in and  out between a row of bottles, was ���������  a novelty. The tugrof-war contests of married vs. single men  and married vs. single women was  the cause of. much amusement, even more laughter was provided by  the sack face, especially when one  man's feet,burst through the..sack  and it was split all to pieces. .Mr.  J. Gardner excelled in the nCT.dlu  threading contest.  Mr. Frank Baines' took several  photographs, and Messrs Welvih  provided   musical   entertainment-  Messrs, Melander, Peardon and  Will Roberts were starters and  umpires for the races and Mrs.  Wqoler. distributed the .prizes.  "Prize-winners.were" John Campbell . Gladys Gardner, Annie Lar  son, Alma, Pelle. and   Karl   Lind-  * ��������� rnp  Wnm r,������������������ T nr1���������n   xr���������   nA.   ���������>.,,   .     Lstrom, , Victor   Melander;   Archio  New Era; Lodge, No. 244, Ahb.otss.-P" ;��������� \     ���������.T-, ,   ,;       ' ,  *rt.^r^fc^ritf^~^imj^^ Ida   and   Vera   Peardon,.  --   Charlie Roberts, Nellie and Burton.  jSiftp^orth^���������"WampIerrAlIan ancT  Warren Welch;  . A list />f the countries forming  the British Empire and a map of  the Empire were exhibited in the  School. "The children become the  people and the people are the Em-  m; for the .Visiting delegates"aii������i  friends of the association;' TEevolr-  ficeirs'. forr the' ensuing" term1" arej  Worshipful Grand Mistress,* Sister  Pilkey; Grand Deputy, Sister Hardy ; Financial Secretary, Bro. How-  den, Vancouver; Treasurer, Bro.  Page, Vancouver; Chaplain, - Bro.  J. L. Campbell, Abbotsford; Director of Ceremonies, Sister Walter  Abbotsford; lecturers, Sister Ren-  nie, New Westminster, and Sister  D. Smith, Abbotsford; Inside Tyler,* Bro. Forbes, ^Vancouver; Outside Tyler, Bro. Appleby, Vancouver; Board of Directors, Sister  Cook, Chilliwack, Sister Holmes,  Vancouver, Bro. Butler, Vancouver  and   Bro.' Marshall,   Wes'tmihstei  The Grand Organizers are Slaters Rennie and Green. The next  meeting will be held in Vancouver  in February, i913.  The address to the Right Worshipful Mistress will appear next  week.  ���������mr  J]  (Continued on the last Page)  Dr. Swift had a little informal  talk with the Matsqui council last  Tuesday on the question of con^  tagious disease. The doctor thinks  that many people even if they  have a case of measles or similar  contagious diseases do not inform  him aj. public health officer, aiso  with regard to the schools it is  the teachers' duty even on the  slightest suspicion of any contagion in a house to immediately  stop the attendance of any children from that house and to inform  Dr. Swift of the circumstances.  JUNE BRIDES  pire.  "MEADOW LARK.1  ST.   MATTHEW'S   PICNIC,  Our genial baker is slowly disposing of the half dozen pr more  bride cakes he has under his charge.  We hear that another cake is ordered for the 19th.  The collections at the port of  Abbotsford for the month of May  were #1155.10 as compared with  $1146.28  for  the  month  of  April.  On  Saturday  morning last,   the  1st of June,  a happy party depart  ed from Abbotsford station by car  for Chilliwack on pleasure intent.  It was the occasion of the St. Matthew's, Abbotsford,  Sunday school  picnic, and ideal weather, combiu-  ed with the gayest of spirits, prom  ised well for a pleasant day.   And  so it proved, though we regret to  Bay that the vicar did not accompany the party .as one would hav*>  liked.   We  left  Abbotsford  about  eleven o'clock and after thoroughly enjoying the beautiful scenery  we arrived in due course at Chilliwack. Here the vicar of the town  met us and showed the party around.   He  also  kindly  loaned   us  the use of the  parish  house  and  lawn, which we much appreciated.  Various kinds of games and sport  then filled up the time until about  two   o'clock,   when' everyone   sat  down to  a  hearty meal, for which  you may be sure one and all were  ready after the  exertions  of "the.  izprptngj   After   everybody  \nad  satisfied their hunger and quenched their thirst,, the fun and frolic  was resumed with renewed vigor'  until the hour of our return  was  announced, much to the regret of  the whole party.   However, it nad  to be so once more we boarded the  car for Abbotsford, which we reached shortly after seven o'clock. The  tired folks then dispersed, everyone agreeing that they had spent  a   very enjoyable and happy uay.  BORN���������To.-.'Mr; and  a   daughter.  Mrs.  Mo vet,  lllUlUTOMm^M!WK!ilW)Hftll!Wll������������atilB  wmmmwmimmmmmMmmmmmmm f>BS ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. 6.  -    t  * ,'-    t* - - nJ,  eg:  nfliini  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published every Friday by the Post  Publishing Comply.  A weekly Journal demoted to tho Interests of Abbotsford .and suu -mdinK district.  Advertising Rates mnde know- Ti application.  TJtfJAl/ADVERTISING���������-12 cents per  Mine for first Insertion, and 8 centB a ltn������  for ull Hubseciuont oonsecwtlvo Insertlems.  Onr shibUoIcth���������Weltlierfor nor agin'  tho   Oovernmeu-t.  FRIDAY,    JUNE  7    1912  The Fraser Valley as a   whole is  face,to face with a   situation,   tne  seriousness of which cannot be overestimated.   The  future    welfare  of  the  community  demands    that  the situation  be coped with     immediately and that the means employed shall be the best at the dis  posal of the farmers and business*  men of the whole" valley.   Tlere in  indisputable   evidence,     according  tp   a   letter   published   elsewhere,  of the fact that there is an organ-  ' ized  and. well  planned  movement  in Vancouver, to discredit, not only the Valley but its products also  Merchants are educating their customers to discriminate against jav  products.   American   products   are  being given preference among the  storekeepers.   Incoming   trains ate  being met and the new settlers are  apparently filled with      fallacious  statistics relative to the cost     of  our lands  and  difficulties  attend,  ���������ing   the,ir   cultivation.    One   would  be led to believe that indiscriminate lying is the keynote, of    .the  'means being employed in this unjustified attempt   tp  cripple "the-  city of New Westminster by     dibr  crediting the  large  stretches     of  - rich farming lands surrounding it.  Fourteen municipalities are included in the rich area which is being,  discriminated against. These   four,  teen  municipalities  represent   the  wealthiest  and   most     prosperous  .farming  community  in   the   pro/:  ince and include the richest available fruit country in the west;  , Trains   coming   into   Vancouver,  are according to report, being met  by representatives of  the  various  realty firms who are interested in  this policy of discriminating; these  0 ���������    -       ���������  representatives number among  ���������their ranks, men from all parts, of  the world. The Italian is met by  Italians, the'Englishman by .a lei-  low countryman. Each .and all .of  them claim to have a thorough  knowledge of all sections of the  province and it is recognised a-  ���������, mong then* that the Fraser'Valley  is reported" "as being the poorest  section in the west; that lands are  high in price and .;.unproductive  when bought; that the . processes  of cultivation cannot :be-employed  excepting by those of great wealtk  The result is not far to seek. The  new settler is shifted to some iess  desirable location; the Fraser Valley suffers and the Vancouver man  is  pleased.  There is only one  way to  fight  guile and that is with guile.     Let  them publish the necessary Jitera-  ture to convey a   true and intelligent impression of the actual conditions existing; let them appoint  representatives to meet the incom  ing trains and convey to the   new  comers the true facts relative     to  the Fraser Valley and its advantages for fruit growing and other,  branches   of   farming.   The     cost  will be small when spread among  the   whole   community.   A   donation of twenty-five dollars a month  for the next three months    from  each municipality, would handle  the campaign successfully arffc  would result in checking- the adverse impression which is being  spread so rapidly by the Vancouver business men. In the meantime let the Fraser Valley show  Vancouver that she is aware of  die situation at present existing.  Let the Vancouver wholesaler's feel  .it the eft'd of each month; that the  Fruser Valley merchants are paying them fewer and smaller cheques  that the trade which they have,  come to treat in such a cavalier  manner is being taken to New  Westminster or Victoria and they  will quickly realize that the Fia-  ser .Valley .is a live component  part of the province of British Columbia.  ST. STEPHEN'S GUILD CONCERT  (From Fraser Valley Record)  At the Imperial Hall on Friday  evening last the ��������� ladies oT St.  Stephen's Guild, Hatzic, gave their  concert, the audience might certainly have been larger but what  they lacked in numbers they made  up for in enthusiasm. The Guild  had engaged the services of Miss  Lucy Webling, late of the Follies  and Mr. Walter McRaye, who has  appeared many times her������, and  they were assisted by Miss Marlon  French and Miss Grace PortsmouLk  Program:  . The Anonymous Letter MissWsb  ling, Mr. McRaye. Sing .me :Lo,  Sleep, Miss Portsmouth. Old Quebec Dialects, Mr. McRaye. . Tko  Silent (System, Miss Webling, Mr.  McRaye. Selections. Miss French,  kittle Father O'Hara. The Cure of  Calumet, Mr. McRaye. The Asylum Ball, Miss Webling, Mr..'McRaye. The Kissing Bridge, Miss  Portsmouth..        ��������� '  The principals Avere" good in all  turns but the ite'm which caused'  most amusement was .the Asylum  Ball, in-which two 'guests, seeking  a quiet spot to rest, meet in a,  roc/m apart from the ballroom, and  mistake each other for patients.  The lady, to pacify the supposed  lunatic,, insists that, she came in a.  balloon drawn by swans, driven by  a bronze cockatoo; and the gentleman, to keep up deception, declares he is general Booth, a great  friend of William the-Conqueror.  The absurity of the situation and  the antics of the players kept the  audience in a continual state of  merriment. Miss French, both for  her accompaniments and her piano  selection, won favor by her.artistic rendering. Miss Grace Portsmouth sang with great feeting aiid  good expression the old favorite.  "Sing me to Sleep," and her second song, a- chaage front the  ^���������i-ave to the gay an, old. country!  u'ailad, the "Kissing Bridge,''with  a tripping tune and a haunting,  chorus,  In the west Countree  The kissing bridge you'll see  And bonny are the lasses  In the West Countree.  THE MARKET.  There was' a greater supply of  buyers than merchandise at tne  New Westminster market today albeit the offerings In most lines  were fairly good, and poultry were  decidedly plentiful. In the matter  of prices, the outstanding features  we're a . slight stiffening in the  retail prices of meat,-already high,  a very slight tailing off in the figures reached by chickens, and a  temporry decrease in the price of  potatoes. Other lines maintained  last week's standard, the demand  in all cases being equal to or great  er than the supply.  Flesh foods are still scarce, and  only the fact that the maximum,  price has apparently be������n reached  prevented the keen demand; for  the small offerings bringing about  a further increase. Beef was prac  tically nonexistent, and mutton auH  pork were present only in small  quantities, but there was a fairlyP  good supply of veal, much of it of  high quality..  Retail meats were more plentiful  than last week and it ia evidence  of, the demand that, in spite of  this, the prices stiffened somewhat  In the vegetable kingdom ��������� the  most marked feature was a slight  drop in the prices of potatoes., By  the sack these sold as low as 1.6U,.  while the very best specimens  picked over and selected, could be  bought for 2.00 per sack. Whoie-,  sale, the prices averaged    32.  Spring vegetables were scarce,  both as to variety and quantity,  being confined mainly to lettuce  and spring onions.  Eggs and butter were present In  good quantities. The former retail  maintained tho figure of last week.  35c, but wholesale advanced a notch  selling as high as 30c.   Butter was  steady. '  Small as the supply of fish was,  yet it contrasted favorably .with  last week, when none at all were  offered. There was a good ..variety, including salmon, halibut, her  ring and, sturgeon".  Poultry was a good supply and  equalled the demand.. Broilers  fetched easily 30c per lb, and other  fowls from 18c to 19c live weight.  Laying hens were a drug in the  market and there was hardly any  call. Ducks were sold at from '20  to 25c per pound and disposed of.  in some transactions at 3.50 per  dozen. .   ;���������  Potatoes, per sack  ' 1.60 Lo 32.00  Potatoes, per ton ������������������- ��������� :    32  Carrots, per sack  -,  1.23  Beet9, per sack ���������    ,1.00������  Seed potatoes, per ton ��������� 27 to $30  Parsnips,, per sack     1.00  Lettuce, per bunch  ; oc  Onions,   2   bunches    oc  Rhubarb,, per bunch   .'....-10c  Eggs and Butter  Eggs, retail, per dozen   b5tf  Eggs, wholesale ������������������������������-.������������������������������������- '28 to 30c  Butter, retail, per lb ������������������������35c to 40c  Honey per comb  ���������   2oc  Poultry  Poultry,'"live weight, lb 18c to 13c  Laying hens, per doz.  9 to $15  Broilers,, per lb.  :   30c  Squabs,   per., pair ; 60c  Ducks, per lb..  20c to 25c  Wholesale Meat '  Beef, per lb  :....'..:..��������� 8c to lOe  Veal small.- ��������� --12c to 'l3c  Mutton  -lie to 12c.  Porks per lb ���������--���������--���������"���������" 12c to 12&c  f     Retail Meat  Beef, best rib roasts  15c to 18c  Beef, loin ������������������-  18c to 2Sc  Beef, round steak  26*  Boiling beef  ���������  10c to 14  Beef,   pot   roact - - 13c  Lamb      15c   to   25c,  Veal     15c. to  2'0c  Pork --.-  18cto. 20c  Sugar   cured   bacon    -.-    2������o  Sugar cured corn pork ���������15c to !i8c  Mutton       --- '-. "   l"c  Dressed . chicken,  lb   ������������������.- -,.25c  Homemade pork sausage lb -.-.29c  Salte dpigs heads, per lb ;������������������- 8c  Pickled pigs .feet,, lb .������������������������.-��������������������������� 10c  Pickled pigs .shanks lb --;������������������ i&c  Sugar cured hogs heads lb .������������������5c  Sugar cured pigs feet lb   ���������dc  Sugar cured corn beef- lb 12c  ��������� ;      45C  Pure   lard .��������� ;������������������  4   .     ;..F-ish.  Salmon red 'spring' ���������  Salmon, ������������������ white      Sturgeon' :��������� v.i.>r..  Herring    .-.;:..;.  Halibut      -- -:   The First Importation  Barney Joy,' who was secured from  Boston as a recruit, to the 1912  pitching staff of the Spokane team in  the Northwestern, league, has the  distinction of being the first .player  Imported for un organized club in the  United States. Joy was burning up  the platter In Honolulu five years  ago, when Long of San.-. Francisco  sent a scout to the crossroads of the  Pacific, with the result that he was  signed to play "with the Seals. He,  was. In good, form'^dnrlng ..the .first  few months, but "petered"'toward the  end of the' season and was ,'aent adrifi  by the manager. Two years afterward he-showed -his mettle and his  second trial resulted . ln;��������� a .sale, to  Boston. While with the-Seals in San  Francisco Joy had" .Charlie Street,  now with the Washington, team, at tht  receiving end.; Joy is a veritable gianl  In size and has remarkable speed and  a lot of other things, including control. He will report for practice early  next spring. Manager Gohn has every  confidence in the native-born  Hawaiian and expects to get good  service from hkn.  BEySUfiE-ANOyraMTHEHORSE   axle grease,  II    X^V    (V    / -HARNESS/OIL.   WHIPS,  U    - ^trade^markQJ    ,       ���������    ' CURRY COMBS,  HALTERS,   BRUSHES,   SWEAT  COLLARS,    and also  BIGKMORE'S   O^I.ff.. T!TTR^n ���������hich  we  *"������"ant   a satisfactory  Cure for Galls.-Wonnds, and Sores epon animals.  AEY  P.O. Box 45 Abbotsford, B. C  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  The best and most comfortable  Livery Rigs, and an automabile  for hire. Teaming and Draying  h. Mckenzie, prop.  ������  t  T  f  t  T  T  T"  T  t"  ���������������������������  If your Subscription to  the Post is hot paid or if  not already a Subscriber  ���������M~J^M~i~JMM~t~X������M~M~$>**  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ur specials  Have you got Your PoultrySetting Yet ?   ,  June Brides Should see our fine of  anges  Manager  >'rfi  i  ��������� ~i\i  -jT< ���������  I  m  ���������  $m  ���������f������J  Mm  -���������<s&y  ������������^  W 2'  insurance  loans  Abbotsford Homesites  If you are looking for a home  or snappy investments-  .;;;;���������;    in'to^J  age or  see  The Pioneer,;Eeal 'Estate -Broker of Abbotsf-jrd 1  tf  .*. ,���������. I.. j    I-;  rrr  .JMfiB ABfcO'x'SPORD JrOST,      ABB0D9l?.0ai), 0. Q,  ^?o  -.j..;i. '������������������  zrer  jZaEEgSBE^SE  '���������^^M^Mffigy^^^^^  aawv.TiwwuMu.ifcM.t.igasT *..,.war  Gents' Furnishings, Boots, Shoes  See our summer suits  in StanfielcTs Balbrig-  gan and Zimmerknit  Underwear.  ���������: -L<"i-.-  GEO.   C.  CLARK,Abbotsford,B.C.  i^MMMBa^^fcrtMftMmwJ^g^^  DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  IN THE  SCIENTIFIC WORLD. X  OOOCXXXXX>6oOCOOCXXXXX)00000  MIGRATION OF BIEDS  sragg;  One of the Great .Marvels of Nature  ,...,.  f,  m/K   '>������lH'i  :'t."l'l. tPTMl 'Mil  3C  -j  j Mcelroy a Co.  LIQUORS/ WINES   AND    CIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essendene Ave, and Oscar St., *���������  CITY  IssBcrr  eonrgSEESS  mwrw  1  ���������     ; ABBOTSFORD, B. Clt  . Strictly,."first-class' in every respect. , The bar is  stocked with.the best of wines,' ljquor:and cigars,  One of the greatest marvels in connection with the changing seasons ls  found in the .migration of birds which  spond the winter season In South America and the nesting season In the  Arctic   circle.     Different   Bpecies   of  birds follow different routes of travel".  The golden plover, which nests along  the Arctic coast of North America, begins  its  trip  southward  by. a  short  run to the Labrador coaBt.. There it  fattens for several  weekB on abundant native fruits and then files across  the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia.    From  this' point tho plover ub-  ually takes a straight course of 2J400  miles,   without  pauBe  or  reBt,   along  the east side of the Atlantic ocean to,  South America. . If tempestB arise the  birds may take temporary shelter on  the New England coast, or may reBt  for a few.days in the-Bermudas, or at  the   lesser   Antilles;^ 600 ,- miles   from  the mainland of South America.' TheBe  are, however, merely'emergency stop-  overa  to  be  resorted to only  In   the  case   of   storms.     The ��������� plover,   nfter  wintering in Argentine finds Its" way  back to the Arctic by: an entirely dif  feront route  travels across the northwest of South  America and the Gulf ,of Mexico to  the, coast of, Louisiana; ' Thence it  moves up the Mississippi Valley and  by early June is again iu the nesting  place .on the Arctic coast. Most of  the other feathered migrants in their  Journeys north'ahd south take a land  route all ��������� the way save across the-  comparatively narrow Gulf of Mexico.  Thousands of birds perish from the  storms during the journey, while others kill themselves by dashing against  lighthouses. A red light.or a rapidly flashing one will repel the birds,  but_������  JLtftadjy .whj.te .]fght. .n.l/",glgg  storm and log, proverf irresistible.  From whatever direction- birds approach such a light they turn to  windward, and then, flying against the  wind, seek the object of their Infatuation. The larger part do not strike  with sufficient force to-Injure themselves, but, like great moths, they  flutter In and out of the light's rays,  .md finally settle on the platform or  framework to "await the abatement  of the storm or the coming of. sufficient daylight to enable them once  more to take their direction.  ,  Speeding  "P  the   Telegraph   Service  Anything that short-cuts communi-  "atlon quickens business. The telegraph companies- have recently introduced two., speed-giving improvements.  Belvidere Brooks, the new general  manager of the Western tin'on Telegraph Company, recently completed  'irrangements with the telephone companies ' whereby mesages may be  lictated over a telephone,to the nearest tolgraph office. The telegramn are  charged up on the monthly telephone  bills and collected .by the telephone  company; or-If one la using a public  station, the, cost of (lie. message Is  added  to the fee for toll.  The new "lettergram" transmits  fifty words at the old ten-word rate.  The distinction from tho telegram-is  <^at lettergrams are transmitted only  ���������it night and are delivered In the  ���������nornlng by telephone, by messenger  or by mail. Since this Innovation, the  On Its return Journey. It J   lompanies have had to Increase their  operators in every large city and let-  rergrams bid fair to supplant to some  extent, the use of private codes, so  -educing the liability to misinterpreted information or instructions.'  The-- lauadaliou . of..a,, ^od - or. had  sef of teeth Is usually laid In childhood, and it should be the duty of  every parent to see that the children  are started In the world with as good  teeth as nature has given them. The  teeth are, easier to work on, then, and  a few precautions In earlv life will  prevent much misery and expense  later oh.  Dentists, who have made a study  of the matter, claim that -the temperament is indicated by the teeth,  and probably it is so. as no two persons have teeth exnetlv alike. Very  white, sharp, pointerl ieeth.��������� like a  squirrel's, are said to indicate a  vixenish temner^and a malicious deposition, while' strong, even teeth,  with ,a yellowish cast, are a sign of  a long-lived person. Other signs are  numerous, and might make an interesting key to character study.  Vancouver  taufacturfug Optician  D<y&s tkaPia&fflf Optical Work.  .t������edtQ&l mam and  others gpy tri-  '; bute to Ms JBkilL-. . .r}?Z:.-'.  IjGfSOfl  ������date  Members Can.  Soc. C. E.)  Cpil" Engineers  195 QranVilW St.  ' y auQuu 7.  Ri AvHENDERSON  ; -ft: C."LiAND   SURVEYOR  O&xViwkt P:CX  ��������� '-    P. O. Box 11  This Market is ..owned and  operated by the City,- thus  guaranteeing all transactions. We solicit your  consignments, of Fruit,  Poultry, Veal Eggs, Etc.  Highest prices, sharp returns, smart settlements.  John McMillan  Manager  ,  The  Ear h's   Core.  At ai  meeting' of the  Seismologlcal  ���������Yssociation,   at     The    Hague,    Prof.  'V'eichert asserted that his studies of  'he   varrying   velocity   of- earthquake  ���������remors passing through the interior  ���������f   the   globe   led- to   the   conclusion  hat  the  earth   consists  of a   central  -.ore of iron or steel about 5,580 miles  n diameter surrounded  with -a stony  ���������hell 930 miles in thickness.  Between the outer solid rind and  he inner layer of rock covering the  'letallic core he thinks there Is a lay-  ������r of liquid or plastic material lying  .i little less than twenty miles below  he surface of the earth.  New York to Paris by Aeroplane  Recent successful flights by aeroplane from Paris to Madrid, and from  Paris  to Rome, have .'led   the Spring-  "eld   Republican   to suggest  that the  lext this direction may be  ���������a flight  from "New  York  to Paris by  vay'of Behring'. Straits and Siberia,  [f such a run^ Is .undertaken it will  ->robably, be by relays of aeroplanes  with  one-covering the first stage in  he journey, a. second the next, and so  in. It is pointed out that in the old  :lays of the "pony express" across tbe  j^reat,. plains of the United States, before the building of railroads, some  -emarkable records were made by fe-  ays of riders, but that a team ">f aviators could do  better still. <  Friendship of Hooks  To fall In love with a good book  Is one, of the greatest events that  can befall us. It is to have a new  influence pouring itself into our life,  a new teacher to insphc us, a new  friend to v-~ uv 0.t sl-lc always, who,  when life grow;-- l.prr'-"- rnd weary,  will take us into his wider and calmer  and higher world:  Whether it be biography,' introducing "������ . to some humble life-made  great,by duty done; or history,' opening vistas into the movements and  destinies of nations i:.:;t have passed  away; or poetry, making music of  all the' common things around us,  and filling the fields and the sk.'es  and1 the work ot the city and the  cottage with eternal meanings ���������  whether It be these, or rell^ous books  or science, no one can become the  friend even of one good book without being  made wiser and   better.  Cause of Rheumatism  Many physicians believe that rheu<-  matism Is the result of over-feeding,  followed by putrefactive changes in  the foodstuffs in the alimentary-  canal; that the action of certain hae  terla produces specific toxic (poison)  substances which, when introduced  into the blood, cause a deviation  from the normal oxidation process,  thus causing the condition that ia  designated rheumatic, In the majority of Instances It is probably due  to eating too much of the vegetable  class of foods; in other cases it ia  the result of eatkig too much,,meat  In Filling the Crab-Claw Xarket tho  Original  Owner is  More   than  Obliging  to the Man. Who  Supplies the Goods.  Matsqui  Hotel  MISSIONCITY, B.C.  This hotel makes a' specialty of  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers. . , Comfortable , sitting-  room arid   best" of;-Jiote}: service  Cuisine Unexcelled. -  .  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day  CHAS. E. DeWITT, Proprietor  ror b������  i.m  .-A'tV''-'"-  /Young Pullets S/fc. W; Leghorns fron six  weeks .to two months old.  These Chickens   have   been   raised   from  Winter layers.   Price 75c up.  Tin In iKhodesia.  An expert is said to have discovered  ?reat deposits of tin near Salisbury,  Rhodesia. ��������� It" Is, says a correspondent of the Standard of Empire, the desire of the owners to grant" options  ;ver the.ground rather than under-  "ake development work themselves,  and there is reason to believe that  within a few weeks the -whole of the  .;round may be taken over on option  ���������iy lea:Vng Johannesburg houses  j*  Some specimen Cockerels weighing from 1 to 1 1-2 lbs.  selected from more than eight hundred chickens raised  in our big poultry yards.  Price $1.00 and up  Center & Hanna, Ltd.  Furnishers of Fine Funeral Supplies  j^ady assistant ui attend a aca.  H. H. HOTSON, Matt.-Dir.  66   Hastings   St.   W.,   VattoalUvi!������&,  irtificial Leather  A pnze of 5,000 francs has been  twarded to a Belgian inventor, Louis  ���������5evaert, for an unusually superior  'triiflcial-leather. The process consists  n. the more or less intimate impregnation of stout cloth with tannic al-  lumin'o'd  substances. Shoes made of  his ar^ said to possess not only the  :-esitance .'and   elasticity   of   natural  yather,   but   its- durability   of   wear.  loreover.   they   are   much   cheaper,  ���������osting,: including   manufacture, 'only  t'ranci   (about SO cents)  and being  old at about ������ francs per pair.  AT 01 TEETH  ifr B  A,  ���������  ������������������ f-     ���������1 ���������  le.Ia GJ  Abtntsford, B. C  Vancouver Hat Factory  J.   ROHLFF  Hats of all kinds cleaned and blocked  Mail orders promptly attended to.  Fhone L4189, -   103 Cordova St., W  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Claim Is Made that Die Human Teeth  Give Fairly Straight Indication  of Character and Temperament.  Builder and Contractor  Estimates given free.  Phone connection        MissionICity  Among the duties which we owe  to our person, there is none more  Inoperative than proper care of the  teeth. A person having a clean, white  set of teeth will certainly smile often-  er thani one who has not, so nice  teeth have a moral advantage as well  as a physical, and the physical advantage of good teeth cannot be overrated.,:'    ��������� -���������      .'.-.''*.<> ' :  Many a digestive trouble arise from  ^ad teeth which are unable to perform their duty of properly masticat-  ng the food, and they are responsible  Tor most cases of bad breath, whic?  's .an imposition m...tho?o ^.-ound, and  ",n annoyance to the unfortunate possessor of it.     '    ",;..'  Visitors in Seville see women carrying baskets full of crabs' claws.  The olaws are cooked, aud people  nibble at them, more for fun than  for sustenance, just as Russians  nibble sunflower seeds. What becomes of the rest of the crustacean,  especially, if he is a crawfish, of his  tail?  As a matter of fact, the crabfish  has no part in ' the business. The  claws are taken from a salt water  crab, which lives along the shores  of Morocco, Spain, and Portugal.  Each little crab, with its one little  mate, has a cave for a hqn:e, and,  adopting the Eastern estimate of the  other' sex, he usually keeps his- wife  shut inside the cave, meanwhile stay-  ���������ju: ahout .ti_e thrz���������2: L'l 1 "-��������� ���������- A  making  a   brave  show   w.ih   hfs   big  claws.  When the tide run? out. the crab  fishers prowl along the beach looking  for crab holes. Either the crab is  Btalking up and down seeking what  he may devour, and thus showing ���������  whether he has fine Hpwf. or he is  still at home, and the size of the  doorway indicates the size of the  householder. In one case the fisherman cuts off his retreat by blocking  his front door with mud; in the otlier  case he digs him out. Anyway, he  deprives him of his pincers and sets  him at liberty, to grow EC*ne more.  Right here appears the quaintest  feature of the whole affair; for, the  the claw with him, and romps off  home without it.  pincers are not torn away from the  crab at all. Instead, be -resents them  to the fisherman, perhaps even with  his compliments. It is a fact easily  demonstrable that the crab can detach his claw by muscular effort,  thus making no hemorrhage, but  leaving the stump in such a condition  that a new claw is soon grown. The  fisherman simply takes tbe crab by  the hand, whereupon it lets go, leaves  the  claw   with   him,   and   romps  off  home without it.  To Trap rr.: -r:j-u.  In a time of distressing drought...  a harassed amateur  stepped Into a shop to buy a barometer. The shopman was giving a  few instructions about indications  and pressures, when t!:e puivhaaei  impatiently  Interrupted  him  "Yes,    yes,"    said    he.    'that';;    al!  right,  but   what   I   wp*v   -o   V   i������-    ��������� ���������  t������ow do you set  the t'  vb j >01(  waat it  to rain?" MATSQUI COUNCIL  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFORD, 3. C.  A special meeting of the council  was held on dTuesday afternoon,  the 4th inst, at Merryfield's storfc,  to confer with Mr. McNeil of the  Western Canada Power Co., Reeve  (Merryfield, Councillors Lehman,'  Ware, Bell and Roberts were present, with Mr. Gibson clerk.  In   opening   Mr.  McNeil   Btaled  that   what   the   company   wantod  was a  by-law passed by .the people, not an agreement made with  the council, everything  would  be  above board;  The clerk distribuL-  , ed the framework of  a  light and  power by-law which he had drawn  up on similar those of the  '    neighboring   municipalities (_w\ih  debatable parts left open for tne  council to decide upon.     One  of  which is how far and from whicn  spot will the Company make  the  ; necessary connections of  installation to customers free of charge.  Mr. McNeil suggests y2 mile froin  Matsqui Village or any spot' where  in  there are  15  people  who  will,  contract to use the light or powir  within % mile of the lines of the  Company.  By Coun. Bell. 'If the Council  . do grant a franchise will the Co.  allow anything for the upkeep of  roads wherein the poles are placed?'  By the Reeve.   'The Council  by  allowing the Co: the right over  the roads, for which the Council  have bought the right, of way,  should have something for allowing the Co. to use the roads.  Mr. McNeil replied that the coming into the municipality by the  Company with light and po������ver  was worth a lotf'to the' inhabitants and. would bring in more'settlers than if those conveniences  were not there, but the company  " would pay towards the upkeep ot  roads that carried power through  the municipality to places beyond.  By the"Reeve. 'When would th������  settlers in Matsqui Prairie who had  signed contracts artd had theii  houses already wired, get the light  in'? Mr. McNeil said "I will get  into that right away, but they  must have patience till we have  got some of the big things off our  hands."  Mr. McNeil   took. with  him  the  skeleton by-law which he will return wi-.h his amendments so   that  the council can get to work with  the first reading of the proposed  by-law.   The company will pay for  all  costs  of  the  agreement   with  the council and all expenses of the  by-law.   With regard to the length  of time the franchise should run.  "Mr. McNeil  while  admitting   that  40 years was the general length of  time he would suggest the council  make it 50 years.   On some demur  being raised Mr. McNeil said that  at Mission Municipality, where the  council   had   proved   the   hardest  bargain drivers of any municipality he had yet handled, they had  granted   the   company   50   years.  There was one  thing  he  wanted  the council  to grant him   that is  permission to erect poles througn  a   part of the municipality to carry power  to  Clayburn   for  which  the   company   were  agreeable   to  make an annual grant.   After some  discussion as to the amount it was  mo.ved  by  Coun.   Ware,  seconded  by Coun. Lehman, that the Western Canada Power Co. be granted  permission to erect and operate  a  60,000   volt  line  on   the   Glenmore  road,  south  from  the  Fraser,   to  Township line road, thence east Lo  Riverside  road,   thence  southerly  along Huntingdon road to Abbotsford on  condition  that  the  company give an annual grant of   400  yearly for the upkeep  of  the a-  bove roads to be paid  on  March  1st, and to be continued until the  ,pole line is removed, the poles to  he 8 feet from the property, and  this agreement to be embodied in  the by-law.���������������������������Carried. ���������  With prosperity in store, are Assured to all June brides who have  their wedding cakes made ?it  The Abbotsford -Bakery  ALBERT LEE, PROPRIETOR  i-nnrrrrxacs  ���������    V',  Removal Notice  ��������� ^. v ;.  I am now located in the Sumas State Bank Building, Sumas, Wash., where I will be pleased to meet  all my patients and friends in the best equipped  Dental Office in-the Northwest. .        ' '.'  Enjoy Life During  ������  . by buying one of our screen doors  and a window or two.    Our stock  and prices are right and you will be  suited with our screen doors and  windows. Our Meat Safes are perfection and our wire screening, etc.,  will be useful during fly time.  Hardware and Furniture  Dr. E. J. Allen  Sumas, Washington  Phone 1011  ���������SUMAS COUNCIL  (Co-niuinufid Prom Page One)  and the advantages of; settlement  in the Fraser Valley..'       ��������� ,.���������   ,.  Our idea is to . establish '- an - iii-  forrnation bureau'with  a  compete  entand live man "iii .'charge'a's near  as possible to the C.P. R. depot in  Vancouver���������or  elsewhere   as' may  be determined���������for, the purpose of  of catching hold of the settlers on  their first arrival in  the  city. Then  there should' also be sufficient in  the funds to employ   a   man "stationed at Mission, with''dn'.'abundance of literature and it should u;  his duty to pass through each incoming train and' distribute to the  passengers  a  folder.   The idea is  that these folders should set. forth  in an abbreviated form the adv.aut '-  ages of each separate municipality  and that these covers  should  be  let as advertising spaces for au^Ii  firms as may desire to avail themselves thereof.   By means of  this  advertisements the folders  would  not only be paid for but a surplus  towards  the   distribution   charges  might  reasonably  be  looked   tvr  We are simply now giving  a rough  outline of what is, in our  buc it is possible that  modifications   or   enlargements  might   be  desired. ��������� If your council feels that  the time is ripe for- the municipalities to act together and are willing Jro incur   a   trivial cost, i������uch  as we have indicated, we  should  be glad if you will appoint one ol  your number: to attend  a  meeting  of all interested in the project to  be   held   in , the   Board   of 'Trade  rooms, in the city of New West  minster, at  a very early date   indeed, just as soon as we can near  from the various councils affected.  If  you   will  be   good   enough   to  communicate with us we shall  be  glad  to  act  as  conveners  of   the  meeting,  and   will  at  once   place  ourselves  in   communication   with  the various  business  men   of   tne  city.  We may point out that our water front advantages in the city of  Vancouver are about '.exhausted'  and* North Vancouver is now using their endeavor to keep watei  front values low so as to cater for  the builders of elevators, manufacturers   and   various   industries  icipality should be in a position  to offer for industrial sites as well  as for grain elevators much more  valuable' *' frontage than anything  they have1'on Burrard Inlet  'An "early reply will oblige.  We have the5honor to'be,Gentlemen, Your obedient/servants. ;':'  (Signed)      Walker   Bros. & Wilkie.  The Reeve 'wa'sv^ap'p6ihted"Jto attend the'meeting ?at New' Westminster.^-'  Councillors Gillis, Straiton and  McKenzie'as  a  committee report  ed re Fadden dispute, that the  ditch is not deep enough to drain  swamp.  . Lamson-McKenzie, that the bylaws be published in the Huntingdon 'Star.  Lamson-Gillis, that 25 be spent  between Serle and Fadden under  Pathmaster Lamson.���������Carried.  The regular monthly laccoun'ts  were ordered paid.  Messrs.. McElvoy, Whiteside &  Co. were appointed solicitors.  r^  av..  *v*   ii*1"   ***���������  The infant class of the Presoy-  terian church had their, class outing on Tuesday of last week on  the beautiful grounds of, Mr. Mc-  Gowan, near the lake. The weaih  er was fine and the- little ones to  the, number of ���������o'ver 'fifty had a.  royal good time.     .   ;.  The classes; of ^Mrs. Gillen and  Mr.. Owen of the same schoplhave  their outing' on Saturday of this  week on Mr. 'Owen's grounds.  The teacher's training class had  their outing . on Empire;;'d ay to  Chilliwack when over fifty of the  class members and their, friends  united in  a  splendid days outing.  Miss Coswell leaves for the East  early next week.  BEES  FOR SALE  M. McGILLIVRAY  Huntingdon, B. C.  Painting, Sign Writing  I       General repair work  J. E. PARTON  Abbotsford        -^        B. C  Good Storage Room for  Furniture.  WANTED  Dr. June  Osteopath  WANTED FARM������JOfD-lH exchange for iny $1150.00 .equity in  Vancouver loits^ Act quickly for  a. snap,   R. A. Cooper, Clayburn  B. C.  yAi2������.  and quite recently they advocated  Tenders were opened for  a  eul-l this policy, giving as an  alterna  Throe tive that if prices were not kept  within a reasonable figure, the  industries would go to &an Francisco, ignoring the splendid advantages of the fresh water har  bar of the Fraser River, your Mun-  vert and fill on Bell road,  tenders were submitted  Bell-Ware, that the tender of R,  Bngstrom of   100 be accepted.  The council adjourned.  Do you know that Osteopathy  cures any and every curable disease without the help of drugs or.  knife? Don't you know that *'.  woman physician can diagnose  women's "ailments with much greaf  er accuracy than a man physician  Can't you see that if I KNOW  what your trouble is, nine-������tentho  of the battle is won? I don't guess  at what's the matter with my patients, and that's, the secret of day  success!     v ���������'"'.. .'  Don't  you  realize  that  every  pain you have is wearing, out  your vital  force  and  thereby  shortening .your life?   Are you   ���������  tired of this everlasting doe-  toring and never feeling well?   ,'.  Then, quit if!   Get permanent  relief   by   Osteopathy.   Come*  and see me without delay.  Consultation Free  SUMAS,   WASH;  Tkmofthy; Clover and Field Pass  bo be had tit 1h������ Abbotsford Feed  Storo v.  "*"   ~~ ���������     ��������� ��������� ���������  When next your watch needs at-  tantioo- leave it with Cauvphdll, t&e  Abjk>ot������ford Watch-maker. Shop  loteated ifx Clark's Genie' Euiuiik-  ia# iifc&r*. . <*'..������������������'.  Reliable men with selling ability  and ^ome knowledge of th<j iruit  business or Nursery Stock, to represent us in British Columbia a*  local and general agentsu  Liberal inducements and permanent position for the right men.  Write  for   full  particulars;  STONE & WELLINGTON  The Fonthill Nurseries.  (Established  2SS7)  HARRON  BROS.  Emb Imers and Funeral Directors  Vajicouv������r, Office  and  chapel   W84 Granville St.-, , -Phone 348������  &B8G& Vancouver,        Office  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  STRAYED-Red yearling heifer onto my place o<n 3rd 'March*   0 ya-  er can have same by paying expenses*   W. L. Barrett, odd Campbell place, Olearbroofk Road.  : iectric Power  ���������For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be given to all applications tor service from our lines.  Address ail enquiries to  Light and Power Department  Holden Block, Vancouver.  * o  il  WJWfflWWWB  I  \?^  ���������9  \*  S'isS  6v  jrvtvi  ���������feVal  m  a


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