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 Vol. "V;, No. 6.  ABBOTS-FORD,"B. g;, FRIDAY,   JUNE 14,   1912  BE  ���������^a^vrr-tr-u ,.^-wj ���������  <*0^8   '     $1.00 PER YEAR  ANOTHER   NEW '.BUJLDIN^  >pecial  tor ^atu  Ask to see our  ew '  ���������������������������-15 cts. per yard   White,  Striped and Checked  Muslins 1 5 c Yard   e  Ladies' Black Cotton Hose  2 Pair for 25c  Children's Dresses, Chambray and  . '-Print at-Reduced:-prices ���������-:..;-v  Mr. J. K. McMeneiuy contemplates .build i a new-"shop in ,fclv*  next couple of months. If his arrangements go-along satisfactorily  he, intends io move-in about the  8th of September next.  The new building will be- acreuit  to the town, modern in.appearance  and   convenient  lor   Mr., iiucAieu- ���������  emy's   business.   It   will   ba    cvv^'  story-high and  44x32:--. -The  lowui.  floor .will oe used as  a .-"blacksmith  shop and the top slory*.as ��������� a paidl  snop,   which  will  be" used  by  Mr.'  ^e.gier   in   h;s   work . as  'carriaj.^  painter.1. It is understood the c.on-  ,txuei:   nas   been   let   and, that ' the  building will cost in tiie-neignbo.  acjcfluju  ABBOTSFORD   GUN  CLUB  as  ALATSQU1   COUNCIL.  ���������ft    nTlig;  nood   of  $2,000.  THE   NEW   CUSTOM\HOUpE  . Part of the material has arrii-^i  for the new custom house; to Lne  east 'of the. station. Mr. E/vereu  is the local contractor: JThe'buiiti  ing wiir'be 56 feet long an,daboiu  20 feet wide, and divided bo as-to  give - a large general*-of "ice and  several smaller offices-.and'.a she'd  for* "freight,  week. .   -  A meeting of the members of tie  club was held .on Tuesday of last  week in .Clark's  store.   Dr.  Swif;  was elected-President; Mr. IL A  Howe,*'Vice-President; and Mr. G.  E. Clark, Sec.-Treas.   The members  decided tof donate ; a   gold medal  for the best average shoot for 300  rounds, and it is probable that the  Dominion* Cartridge  Co.'..will  also  give   a'  cup to be  shot for later  on.  The Club is in, a fairly good  position now, with 22 members, but  there is no reason with suc.h a lot  of good sports around* Abbotsford  .that the membership should not be  1-22 soon. ��������� i  Last Wednesday's shoot - was  held in fair weather and the score  was somewhat better.  ADDRESS OP GRAND MISTRESS  OF TRUE BLU1ES  < i  Work' will begin next*  ABBOTSFORD and HUNTINGDON, B. C.  oil Lver  "'" '   . '    JUNE BRIDES   '   "     ,  Reith-Robertson.   .  At the manse on Saturday June  8th, Miss Helen Taylor Robertson  of Sterling, Scotland, was united  in marriage to Mr. George.Reith  of Oyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  Mrs Reith armed from Scotland  in the ec.mp'any of hsr two' sisters  who will make tbeir hoi.-.e ,<vilhher  on Mr. Keith's.ranch, south or. the  village.  clI13.Hlcl r  A special shipment of B. C/ Panamas has been  received and are selling at 15c each.  A stylish Auto Coat is just what many people  need. Secure your choice from a fine stock at  Cut Rates.  Soft Collars of the latest style at 25c and 25c.  Our Specialty--We carry the largest-stock' in town  of Men's Shirts. ���������  For a Few Days-Men's Working Shoes at a discount  Knox- Caswell  Mr. "W.  F.  Knox  and; Miss   M.  Caswell  were  united  in  marriaj*3  on  Monday, the 10th inst. by  the  Rev. J. L. Campbell; at the home  of the bride's sister, Mrs. J. A,.j-  McGowan.   Both   are fairly    well  known   in  Abbotsford. " Mr.  Knox  who is a civil engineer, doing pax't  of   the   Canadian   Northern,- jwork"  through -Abbotsford;   while vMiss  Caswell has resided in Abbotsford  with her sister for over ��������� a. yeai.  The newly married couple got   a  hearty  send-off when they boarded the C. P. R. for Vancouver en  route   for  Seattle   arid   Rockda'le,  Washington,   which    latter    place  they  intend  to make  their h.-rne  for the next few years.  They  were  saluted  at  the   depot by  a   genuine    downpour    oi  rice, and are followed by the sin  cere .good wishes of their many ad  rr.irers and friends.  ��������� ��������� ������������������   ���������"    ~~~~  CONVENTION  IN PROVINCE  .The Right Worshipful Mistress  Mrs. Rhoda J. Pelkey in her report  said in part, ' '     -���������  "Another year has been added to  '���������the -past-and--we' assembleu;o'nee  more in this, one of British Columbia's beauty. spots, for the. reviewing of our past work and to plan  for the future.  Regarding .the  questions  of  the .  day���������Home Rule for Ireland,   the  Marriage    Decree,    the    Separate  School system which are' assuming  such an aspect, both in the Mother  Country and  here, it  behoves  us  as  a  loyal Protestant Association  to take a firm stand for the principles of our beloved Association.  "One flag, one language, one school  system,   equal _ rights ��������� to*   all   and  special privileges to none.''  "We are not here to dwell on our j  differences of opinion and magnify  them for the delectation of our  critics, or to expose any weaknesses that may exist, but we are here  to strengthen the Order and to  build ��������� it up on the indespensible  qualification of religious tolerence.  Christian charity and loyalty to  our country and flag."  '���������Sometime   when   all   life lessons  have been learned  And  sun  and  stars  for  evermore  have set  The things which our weak Judgments here have spurned'  The things o?er which we've grieved with lashes wet  Will flash before us out  of Life's  dark night.  As stars shine most in deeper tines  of blue  And we shall  see  how  all  God's  plans are right,  And how what seemed reproof was  Love most true."  British! Columbia will obtain the  1914 convention of the Pacific Coast  Association of Nurserymen, an organization   of all leading nursery  men of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Montana,  Utah  and British  Columbia.   Tnis  was the announcement made yesterday by Mr. R. Layritz, vice-pres  ident of the Association, who nas  just returned from the annual convention at Salt Lake City. Whether Vancouver or Victoria will ds  chosen will be decided later by the  provincial   organization.  THE GUN CI.UU  The Gun Club shoot on Wedaes-  day last .vas an esseni:ially\satis-  factory shoot The fallowing is  the score:  Dr. Swift0000000 0 1000 0 10 000 10 0 0 10 10-6  T. Hutton 0 01010 00 0010010110101110 01-11  W. Longfellow00000 10 010 0 00 1001111110110-11  A. C. DuddenOlOlOOOlOOlOOOOlOOOllOOOO- 7  H. A. Howe 100110I11I000010000000001- 9  G.Clark "1.1110110 II 1100.1111100 00 10-.16'  B. McEIroy 011 010 0 0 1 0 0 0 110 1.110101101-11  L. Murray 1010001 100110 01 0000011.0 11-11  E. Archibald00010000 0 010 0 00011000000- 4  At. W. Copeland 11 10 01010 1100110010110001-13  Longfellow 1111101010 1001001000   20-10  The meeting of the council wa&  held following on the court of n7  vision,  Saturday  June  8th.      The  minutes of the two previous meet-,-  ings were read and .confirmed.  Mr. Owens addressed the Reeve0  ���������stating   that   for   some  ,time   the  council  had  been  drawing  gravel '  from his land' for which he wanted recompense.  Lehman-Roberts, that the gravel pit of Mr. Owens be purchased'  for' 200 and charged to Warus.' .J;  and 2. ��������� ,       ' .    ,  Lehman-Bell, that Mr. A. Nichoi  son  be given  notice  to  move   nta  fence on the road line between n.s  land an,d=Mr. McLean's.  Rpberts-Lehman,   that 25  ,be-  gfaated for T. C. Grove's rpad provided that Langley did  the same.  Co.mmunications   were   read   oy  the clerk.-  Prom Taylor, Hulme & Mcihnes  with regard to " Upton's .eub-ui. 10-  ion, asking in what way the. council . objected as  they  consider  tiio  ideas  of  the  land  registry   office  .  have been carried out.  .-Roberts-W;af,ei';,,that.��������� the ..roads' .,  will have "io bV"built   before  the. "<  council signs^th'e' plan of subdivision.     ...  A letter from Mr. Peters of the    ���������  ' C. P. R. acnkowledgirig the application from the council for an un-  derhead crossing on Fore road.  Prom T. P. Neelands complaint  of bad roads to his property, was  referred to Coun. Ware. -  From the clerk of Sumas Municipality, stating that his council  cannot contribute their share of  McNab-Gillet road.  Mr. A. Murray returned the coun  cil's cheque of 15 which had been  sent in full settlement of his claim.  From Walker Bros. & Wilkie of  New Westminster stating that near ���������  ly all incoming settlers go straight  through to Vancouver. They suggest a combination of the municipalities of the Lower Fraser Valley to issue a booklet showing the  advantages of the different ais-  tricts, to be given tp newcomers  on the trains at Mission City. The  Burnaby Board of Trade wrote con  firming the  scheme.   Filed.  A certified checque of ilOO was.  received for plans of subdivision  which had been refused by Matsqui but had been accepted by the  government by an order in council  and Matsqui refuses all responsibilities.  Beli-Lehman,    that    Malagher-s  cheque be returned.  The plan of a new subdivision  the South Vi N. W. K See. 22, Tp.  14 was submitted but before the  plans can be considered Mr. Austin must give a strip on the norm  side of Jubilee school lot and to  give compensation for the buildings and improvements taken.  Bell-Lehman, that Mr. Walter* b.������  allowed to work out his taxes on  Walter's road.  Ware-JRoberts, that McDonald  Bros, be given the work of shingling, municipal hall roof at 40c per  hour.  Beli-Lehman, that Coun. Roberts  report on Aldergrove cemetery im  provements at the next meeting.  The following accounts were passed:  (Continued on last. Page; '*BE ABBDT&FORD PO^T, ABBOTSFORD. A0.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published    every    Friday    by    the    Posi  Publishing- Comply.  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abboi.srora.aiid suu -Hiding district.  Advertising Rates made know., t. application.  LK0AJ, ADVERTISING���������12 cents per  line for first Insertion, and 8 cents a una  for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our SMUU'oteth���������Neither for nor agfin'  the , Oovernmerit.  ���������raTf"""" ""?  FRIDAY,    JUNE  14    1912  PRICE OF CEMENT REDUCED  For the second time within a  period of six months, a reduction  of ten cents per barrel in the price  of Portland cement has been announced   by   the   Canada  Cement  CompanyC   ( ���������   ���������.,,.���������  This latest decrease is effects e  according  to   the   company's   ai.-  wuncement, at all points in Can.- j  ada, west of the Lakes.  A previous reduction of ten cents  per barrel was made last November, so that the total drop in  the last six months is twenty cents  a barrel, west of the Lakes; and  ten cents east, representing an enormous saving to the cement consumers in western provinces.  Baseball  or twelve years ago, and is now  a cause of serious loss, especially  in the coast districts. It is depend  ent on wet weather, and in dry  seasons almost disappears.  Its control is difficult, because of  its very rapid growth and prolific  spore production. While absolute  prevention under favorable conditions is impossible with the knowledge we now have, the'following  measures give a reasonable immunity:   - '������  ,1.   Prune'out the trees to ad'mii  'air and sunlight.  2 Collect and destroy all old  fruits on the ground before spring  ploughing-  3. Spray with lime sulphur thoi-  oughly, just before buds open.  4    'Spray iust  after blossoming,  and again when the fruit js halfl  grown, with lime sulphur diluted  1 to 50. ,  5.   Thin out fruits so that no two  touch.  6 Handle carefully to prevent  loss of stems and bruising.  7 Allow   fruit   to rtfaffd- over  Salmon red spring  Salmon,   white  Sturgeon  Herring  Halibut  THe MOST AMAZING. BILL EVER  PRESENTED  ��������� The following curious account for  restoring  a  chapel was engraved  in French1 on #   watch crystal' in  the Swiss department of the Vienna exposition.    The    whole   was  placed on   a   scroll  less  than  an-  inch square.   A painter had been  employed to repair   a   number of  pictures in   a", convent, "and presented his  bill ,in , gross   to   the  curate, who.refused payment, saying that the committee would require   details.   The   painter $ro^  duced the itemized bill given below. ���������    '  Corrected ,an'd revised the Ten  Commandments, 5 francs 12 centimes; embellished and /renewe*  Pontius Pilate, and put a new ribbon in his bonnet, 3 francs 6 centi  imes; put a new tail on the rooster of  St. Peter  and  mended  his  ($ ^^TRADtC^  AXLE GREASE,  .  HARNESS . OIL,. WHIPS,  _        _        >mark<sJ   ��������� CURRY COMBS,  HALTERS,' BRUSHES, - SWEAT , COLLARS,   and also  BICKMORE'S GALL CURE, ^^^js^^^^SSL  Cure for Galls, Wonnds, and Sores ������pon animals.  P. O. Box 45  Abbotsford, B. C  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  nie-htin  a cool place before pack- ._._-...  ta|    Pack up  only perfect  fruit, ! comb, 3 francs, 20  centimes;  re  9,n;d keep fruit cool as possible to  destination.  'ORCHARD   PESTS   AND .THEIR  CONTROL  Funguous  diseases. While insects  belong to the animal kingdom, the  various    fungi    and    bacteria    are  plants.   A fungous is  a  true plant  though   usually   quite'.simple  Un  structure.   Unlike ferns and flowering plants, fungi have no green  coloring   matter,   and ,-derive  iaJ  their sustenance in organic form oy  living as para-i-es on living organisms, or  as' saprophytes  on  dead  ones.   The mushroom  and  bread-  mould are two common types. "The  whitish threads to be  found  ruii-  ��������� ning through the soil beneath   a  mushroom or toadstool, is the true  plant body, which is equivalent to  the roots and stems of higher plants  while the mushroom itself is  the  fruiting body containing the spores  which are the equivalent of seedd.  From the standpoint of the fruil  grower, fungi may be divided into  two classes:  1. Those whose mycelium, .or  vegetative portion, lives' on^the  surface of the host pliant, as, ������oi  example, the various mildews.  2. The larger class embraces those  whose   mycelium   penetrates   into'  the tissues of the host plant, such  as the Apple 'Scab and Black Spot  Canker  THE    MARKET.  An exceptionally good market,  was that of Frifday, the attendance  of both buyers and sellers being  above the average. The prices,  with few exceptions, remained unchanged, the consumers being well  satisfied, as also the sellers. A  good supply of eggs and poultry  was on hand, while beef and mut-  toiTalso came in fair quantities.  The fish supply, especially spring  salmon, came in for good selling,  .there being a good variety of the  finny tribe on the stalls. A large  offering of fowls was noticed, but  laying hens called for little demand. A.little comment was made  on the size of the broilers, those  on sale only averaging half pound  to a .pound. It is believed that if  farmers and chicken raisers, would  hold their stock until they grow. s>  little larger, they would find beL-  r ter prices than those now prevailing-  There was. a good supply and  demand for cauliflower, tomatoes  and celery plants, while the out  flowers also' came in for brisk selling. * ���������      ���������  Potatoes, per sack   1.60 to $2.00  Potatoes, per ton      32  Carrots, per sack   l-^5  Beets,, per sack      I-00'  Seed potatoes, per ton ��������� 27 to $30  Parsnips,, per sack     LOO  Lettuce, per bunch  oc  Onions,   2   bunches    ;������c  Rhubarb, per bunch   10c  plumed and gilded the left wing  of the Guardian Angel, 4 francs IT  centimes; .washed the  servant  of  the High Priest, and put carmine  on his cheeks, 5 francs 12 centimes;  renewed heaven, adjusted two stars  gilded the sun, and renewed  the  moon, 7 francs 14 centimes; re-animated the  flames  of  purgatory,  and restored some souls, 6 francs  6 centimes; revived the flames of  helk.put  a new tail on the devil,  .mended his hoof, and did several  jobs for the damned,  4  francs 10  put new spatterdashes on the 3on  of Tobias, and    dressing    on    his  back, 2 francs 7 centimes,- put ear*  rings in the ears of Sarah, 2 francs  4 centimes; re-bordered the robe  of Herod, and re-adjusted his wig,  4 francs 4 centimes; p^ut   a   new  stone in David's sling, enlarged the.  head of Goliath, and extended his  legs, 3 francs 2 centimes; decorated Noah's ark, 3  francs; mended  the shirt of the Prodigal Son and  cleaned the pigs,-4 francs 9 centimes.   Total 59 francs 11 centimes.  The best and most comfortable  Livery Rigs, and an automabile  for hire. Teaming and Draying  h/McKENZIE, prop.    Eggs and Butter  The fungi belonging to the. first   ggggj retail, per dozen   ooC  group can generally be destroyed   EggSj wholesale"-   by spraying with suitable fungicides when they appear, but those  of Group 2 are not affected by such  spraying. Their entrance into the  tissues is,to be prevented by spray  ing before innoculation takes place.  This requires that all the .suscepl-  able area be thoroughly coated with  the spray, and if growth is taking  place, as in the spring and eany  summer, spraying must be repeated to cover the new growth as long  as there is danger of serious inoc-  nlation.  The   fungous   diseases   causing  most serious loss in the province*  are:  1. Black Spot Canker.  2. The Brown Rot of the Plum  Prune and  Cherry.  3. Apple  /Scab   .  Black Spot Canker. This dis .  ease causes the death of large areas  of the bark and outer wood, principally of the apple: It is of consequence only where fall rains are  plentiful, in combination with mild  weather. It is easily prevented by  one thorough spraying in the Fall  with double strength IBordeauv  mixture. It is treated fully in Bulletin 34 of the Department of Agriculture. ������  Brown Rot on the Plum or Cherry.   This disease was  first  intro  duced into the province about ten  28 to 30c  Butter, retail, per lb  35c to 10c  Honey per comb   , 2oc  Poultry  Poultry, live weight, lb 18c to 13c  Laying hens, per doz.  9  to $ib  Broilers,, per lb.     30c  Squabs,   per   pair    SOc  Ducks, per lb.   20c to 25c  Wholesale Meat  Beef, per lb   8c to 10c  Veal small  12c to '13c  TITANIC  Wreck of "Titanic," largest best  written, best illustrated and most  attractive book ever offered public  ^for 1.00. Agents wanted. Biggest commission, ever. Freight pre  paid. Outfit free.. Send. 10 cents,,  cost   of   mailing.   Rush   today   to  ���������)" ' '   CLAYBURN NOTES  Wednesday,.the 5th inst, an ideal  wedding day, Miss Miller of   the  Clayburn   Brick   W.orks   Co.    was.  married to Mr. Cooper, our much  respected   storekeeper.   Co:nIetta"  was   certainly   thick   on Clayburn  station   when   the   happy   couple  left.  5 REWARD���������'Lost, a ^hefltnu-t pony  imairej, 8 yqaxa.old, whijte st^ype on  ifioa-efrWad and left eye howiing  wftulten Anjyioina returning the  aaim^to Majonf JPottpig^r w������U re.-  cei've tlhe above reward.  CAJf   WEIGH   THE   SOUL  yrea.  smau  ��������� ;������ tZ   It Tips Beam at Ounce To, Ounce and  Mutton   He to 12c J nn���������rt*r.  Pork, per lb   12c to 12&c  Retail Meat  Beef, best rib roaats������������������ 15c to 18c  Beef, loin  ���������-- -  18c to 25c  Beef, round  steak    29c  Boiling beef -���������  10c to 14  Beef,  pot  roact ��������� 13c  Lamb   -- -������������������-  "15c   to   25c  Veal  ������������������ 15c  to 2~0c  pork ��������� ���������  18c  to 20c  Sugar  cured   bacon    ���������   2������e  Sugar cured corn pork ���������15c to L9c  Mutton       ��������� - -    -L"c  Dressed  chicken,  lb ��������������������������� ��������� ���������  25c  Homemade pork sausage lb  Salte dpigs heads, per lb  Pickled  pigs   feet,  lb   ���������   Pickled pigs  shanks  lb  Sugar cured hogs heads lb  Sugar cured pigs feet lb   -  Sugar cured corn beef lb 10c to 12c  Pure   lard   ���������-��������� - --���������  \l5c  Fish  Quarter.  Dr. Duncan,. MacDougall, of Haverhill, Mass:, who has long been a  student of psychical phenomena, declared his belief, in an Interview here  that the human soul weighs from one  half ounce to nearly an ounce and a  quarter, and further that the soul  substance 1b blended with the protoplasm of the brain and spinal cord  in life.  Dr. MacDougall says it has been hla  experience in a dozen instances to  watch a dying man or woman stretched on a bed that was part of a delicately adjusted scale, and to hear,  as the patient's last breath leaves the  lin   (body, the noise of the  dropping out  "Jc   of the weight.  ������c       Again, sitting in a darkened room,  10c   he ������������������has watched a strong ray of pure  ���������lhn   white light rest along the body of a  .     dying man, covering him like a silver  "oc   bar from feet to head,  and over the  6c   face     Dr.  MacDougall  believes  that  this ray  of light is  the "soul  substance."   . ...,         Removal Notice  I am now located in the Sumas State. Bank Build-  ng Sumas, Wash., where I will be pleased to meet  Si my patients and friends in the best equipped  Dental Office in the Northwest.,  Dr. E.J. Allen  Sumas, Washington       ,- ... ,   . .      Phone 1011  ABBOTSFORD. B. C.  June Brides Should see our line of  .arises^  Have you got Your Poultry Setting Yet ?  Jas. Elliott  Manager  insurance loans  Abbotsford Homesites  I  If you are looking for a home  or snappy investments  in town lots, acreage or farm  property  see  The Pioneer Real Estate Broker of Abbofcsfard  mm^mrnmmmwm^^^&^m^mA 2-  a  e  JMIOIW^  ���������MihifiattW^tiuJiima^  OOOOQOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO    room?    Firefly  was   in   it,  Mara   too  ���������^'iW������'jiriifi^^w^������^itf*ifiy.>*kh.'ii'iM?ii-������i fn~lifluii^.>, ^.i.  ggassag  aaatf  Q   --;     - *    ���������   ,  * "   <���������-" the   leaves   and   grasses   stir.  O   she guessed.    Filial   affection  .alone hiding birds call out to her���������  had not brought those two red spots The Jew's melancholy eyes contract-   fiercely, and Biddy with a laugh, wen't   perlences."  to Maras usually pale cheeks - and ed.      Even    the    soW-possessed    Mr.    to   do   her   share  The   me,  only ' perspiration." .  Erin   go   bragh."   whispered   Judy'   t������ llear some of your travelling ex-  by  MARSHALL     SAUNDERS,  Author of "Beautiful  Joe"  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO   father,  ���������  - ������������������������-  -..��������������������������������� - ���������������<���������,- ���������������������������   ���������   ��������� -���������   -     ������.-/.-..    ��������� _   .  Mr.   Bertwin    gave   her   a   quick  glance.  Judy went on talking,, but kept up  an undercurrent of thought. "That  man is astonished, and is trying not  to show it. The Jew has heard all  about us, and is not astonished."  , Mr. Bertwin put up a hand as if to  stroke a recent moustache, but not  finding one, he rubbed his upper lip  meditatively, and remarked in a decided voice, "Have you no hobby?"      perately-.  Judy \ laughed gaily. "Wo have  plenty of Individual hobbies, but no  particular Club hobby, except that we  try to new a little for some children."  ,.,,..,,                                                                 -                        --    --   ���������-       in   amusing   their "Come then, any .time," said Judy,  why  did  she  occasionally  cast  such' Bertwin* face grew soft.   There was guests.                                                   . "Good  night sir, God  bless  you."-  shy embarrassed glances at the elder- .pathos in the thought of these girls ������Let Mara pour the coffee to-night He looked "tonished, and  she  bit  y friend of her lather, who, man of playing at a wood  scene ^  In  the Judy/. sa^Fir fly in a tense X her  ������P-    "*������v  goodness  sake,   what  the  world flhougfc he was, could not rambling   top ' floor   of   a ' mid-city j^ gave'her a W^ng Vance am l blessln* him for? They say he  T^^^Tl^ZlZ   Mr" "iTT   hT--   T"e   ���������"*"���������** -Oh,wbnai.lnfyou%TcS5;S ���������s 'the least erected spirit, Mam-  inis   was   no   love   atralr,   for   Mr. girls   themselves,-  quite   unaware   of "  Bertwin was old enough, to be Mara's the  effect  they  were  producing  on over  come   and   be   killed,'   when   this   is  ..   .      . ..  ,     she   muttered   warmly.     "I'm  their visitors, soon announced that all rvresideht  I misrhf to hmir th* ������ntraa ������������������  Judy came out of her brown study,   was ready. .        . ^   T Z        . P 6e'  She   must   not   forget   her   duty   as       Marigold went to the piano which ������T  ^  ^  8We6Uy'   "Mara'   ^  "Mr.  Ostro,"  she said  sud     ���������-   --'-���������--' - aear'  hostess. . "Mr.  ustro,"  sue said  sud- was   behind   a   screen   of   artificial  denly,   "your  daughter   recites   occa- leaves, and played a low acco'mpani-  sionaHy to please us. Would.you not ment.    Judy concealed herself beside  like  to hear her latest acquisition?" her, and began, to recite.    The room  "All  that my  daughter does  is  of had been arranged to look as much  interest   to   me,"   said   the   old   man like   a   miniature   wood   as ..possible.  Wi������h a gentle motion of 'his head. Mr:  Bertwin   stifled 'a  smile   at  the  Mara shrank into a corner of her patches  of  artificial  grass,   the  ver-  seat,   but   Firefly   hovered   over   her. dant  ,"For  my  sake,"  she  whispered  des-  Thus   adjured,   Mara,   looking   exceedingly uncomfortable, got up, went  to stand slim and white, against the  bank of evergreens at the other ��������� end  of the room.   However/she got over  The man  surveyed_, her  in  perfect   uer   nervousness  impassivity.     She   felt   that  he   was  ,ne'r   lips,  pleased,  though  why  he  should take   iier  an interest in their Club, was a' mys- _  tery to her.   Then his eyes wandered   easily in  her seat.   "What does she1  to Mara, not for the first, time. What   see when she looks like that?"  was   the   special   interest   Biat   made   "Oh. Gentle-Breath goes singing, goes  singing through the grass,  branches,    the    green    gauze  draperies,   the  flowers,   and   the  microscopic   pond   which   was   a 'basin  with a ring of mock daisies round it.  Judy  mischievously  pounded   three  times on the back of .the piano, and  Mara sauntered in from the hall  in  trailing white draperies, a wreath on  when   she   opened   her head, and one of Jane's pet street  Her   eyes   looked   beyond   plgeong perched 0Q her shouldei, She  audience.    Firefly    stirred    un-   luid a spray of'laurel in'her hand,  and sauntering along under the green  decorations; sent shy glances  to arrd  fro, and stopped often to listen with'  parted lips. 1  "Every   little   timid   thing,"   chanted  Judy's volae,  "That   creeps   within   the   woods   to  sing,  "Seems just to have a voice for her."  At this juncture, the ring doves began to eoo -most opportunely from the"  bank   of hyacinths  where   they  had  been  hidden.    Mr. Bertwin  stifled  a.  laugh, and even the Jew smiled as the  two small creatures  with the black  rings  on, their  necks,   came   out   to  the woodland path, and began bow-  T  . ,   ,    t������ ,,��������� , ,  s ing   and   courtseying   to   the   gentle  "Mara,. aal<i Judy sudaenIy, -^   $%? S"^  *" C"Z  g\������S��������� "* ^  shall we do to amuse your father and   cause her work deals with the beauti-  his friend?" 4 fUj wori<i of ^9 aoul������  "I think they would like to hear Mr. Bertwin was only half listen-  you talk about your native land," ing to her, and presently turned to  said-Mara softly. Mr. Ostro with'an uneasy, "Does she  Firefly's    black    brows    contracted   always  talk of death?"  ever so little, and Judy saw that this'      The  Jew  shook' his  head',  but  lid   began to dart hither-and" thither  arrangement did not please her. not  speak,  for Mara  had   been   pre-   in   the   direction   of   Peanuts ' who  I.must explain," she said turning vailed up'on to recite again, and on -e dressed in-russet brown was whist'  to the two men, "that I have recent- more it-was a Canadian :poem for ling like a boy as she reclined under  Jy had a trip across Canada, and have Judy it 'was, and not Firefly, who a spreading beach which was the  been tellang my fellow members of insisted that Mara. should do some- grandfather's clock in disguise and  the Circle about it." thing   for   the   entertainment   of   the   which   suddenly   became   vocal'  and  The    Jew   said    nothing   but   Mr.   Club, and who drilled and instructed   spelled  out  an -hour  Bertwin  observed politely, "Very  in-   her in  private. Mara,  or  rather the  wood nymph  "A  Blood-red   ring  hung   round   the   left the clock and  went through the  moon' bush   and   round   $,e   tree,   to   Dixie  "Hung,.round   the  moon.   Ah   me!   who impersonated  "a  shadow steal-  Ah. me! ing from the night" The wood nymph  "I heard; the piping of the loon, started  back  at  sight of  the  black  "A wounded loon.    Ah me!  this man whose hair was turning  grey, survey bo often, and so intensely, the youthful daughter of the Russian Jew?  Mara scarcely glanced at him. Her  eyes, shining wi'th a lovely light were  fastened on her father's face. Her  toilet, Judy saw, had been carefully  superintendent by Firefly. She wore  her prettiest white gown, and Firefly had bound a fillet of gold about  her masses of dark hair.    Mara was  "And all  the flowers know her,  and  love to see her pass.  "Oh  all  the  flowers, know  her,  and  well they know the song  "That   Gentle���������Breath   goes   singing,  goes singing all day long.  "Oh   Gentle���������Breath,   oh   Gentle-  breath,  "They   dp   not  know   you   sing   of  death."  When' Mara finished the poem, Fire  at all times attractive, but to-night, fly turned to Mr. Bert-win, ",'Gentie  in the excitement of her father's pre- Breath' was written by a .triend of  sence, she was lovely.  "0  Twenty   running  through   the  wood," began Judy's voice again,  "A woman grown and yet a child!  "Now. in the sun,-now- in the shade."  Mara,  at  this  left the doves,  and  now  t?������Tst!ng I am sure."  "Marigold," said Judy suddenly,  "will you sing to us something about  your beloved California?"  "Are you a Californian?" asked Mr.  Bertwin   turning  to  Judy.  "Sometimes I think I am," she said  dreamily. "I love that state so much.  Marigold,  give  us  'Just  California.'"  Mr.   Bertwin   glanced   at   the   tall,  as your father has honored  us  this evening, will you be kind enough  to   let   him   see   what   a   fine   little  housekeeper we are making of you?"  The   Jew   threw   Judy   an   appreciative glance.    The one  thing lacking in his beloved daughter was, that  she   did    not   care    sufficiently    for  things     domestic.     Now,     however,  nothing    could    be    more    feminine,  more graceful, than the way in which  she presided at the table, and as'icd  them   aill   so   sweetly   whether   they  would take cream and sugar, and if  their coffee was to their liking, and  would they have cake or bread and  butter.  . Mr. Ostro exchanged a glance with  Mr. Bertwin. .The two'men were content They had had a pleasant evening.    They did not want to go.  "Just a moment, please," said Judy  when they" rose to take leave. "I  want you to. know our whole Glub  procedure.    Our toast, girls."  In suppressed astonishment, Mr.  Bertwin watched .the uplifted faces  turned towards the painting over the  mantel, heard the low, "God bless  her," then listened like a man in a  trance as those youthful creatures, in  the bloom of life, sang their mournful song, "I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a  stranger, I can tarry, I can tarry but  a night."  "Why do you sing such sad things?"  he said to Judy. , |  "Because we are so happy, sir."   5,  "Is that the truth?" I  "Yes sir, barring a few growls at  things in general, we have light  ���������hearts." ,  F.irefly   who   was   listening,   burst  out with a remark, in her impetuous1  fashion, "It's Judy, sir, and Peanuts,'  and   Jane  who  sweep  us   along  on  their tide of Puritanism.   They adore  heavy hymns and mournful songs."  The    Ehree    girls    turned    to    the  Westerner Tvith flashing eyes.   Peanuts   began   to    splutter   a   remark  about "The grand old hymns of the  church,"  wften  she remembered'  the  presence  of  strangers,   and   denying  herself the luxury of a controversy,  burst into a merry. laugh in which  her comrades joined her.  Mr. Bertwin gave them a piercing,  comprehensive glance, then looked at  the mantel.   "I recognize' that paint-  anon.'' Won't Firefly be mad with  me!" and she glanced apprehensively  over her shoulder.  Firefly was surveying her wtih a  curious, half-approving, haif-doubtful  glance. Judy bade Mara's father  adieu quietly, then went to sit by thu  fire her head propped in her hands.  The girls were all gathered by the  table, laughing and joking In reality  about trifles, but to tlie tired Judy  their attitude seemed  suspicious.  "They've got some secret between  them," she muttered gloomily, "and  I'm out of It. They're tired of me  for president. I'll resign. Girls,"  she exclaimed suddenly springing up,  "make Firefly president of the Club.  I'm not fit for the office."  Firefly caught her by the hand.  "You're cross and excited. Girls, you  can wind up here without us. Mara  don't sit up for me.   I'll be late."      o  CHAPTER XVIII  The Story of a Conspiracy..  Judy hung back, but Firefly pullc1  her along the hall to her room, locked the door, and drew- two chairs  up to the radiator. "Sit here child,"  she said, "and I'M explain everything.  First, though, I'll cake down your  hair, and help you off with that tight  dress." .  "My, dress isn't tight, but the' air  is," said Judy poutingly. "It's bursting with mystery." -   r  "So it is," said Firefly soothingly,  "but you'll soon see through it. Oh!  Judy, what a week I've had."  "Tell me wlAt you brought that  old blank-walled sphinx here to-night  for, with the melancholy Jew," said  Judy  fiercely. .  Firefly began to laugh.    "Oh, Judy,  it's so funny.    I've been furious and  raging, and.then I'd almost have hysterics, "and not a soul to talk to. I'vn  been  dying t6 tell you."  ���������   , Judy's face cleared, and .as they :  side  by side,  she  extended   an   ; "  and put it round  the half hy^ cut.... -  Firefly.  "Begin from the beginning, (.ho w,iy  I do."  Firefly sobered herself, and turned  her burning eyes on her friend's face.  I've got to tell you; so you can help.  This  is the  beginning.    Three year;.;  ago, before I ever heard of die Pilgrim Circle, I was lodging in a house    ���������  on Beacon Hill, and as often happens,  knowing scarcely  anyone under  the  roof that sheltered me.   After a time,  I  did  notice  a young  man  and  his  wife  going  up   the  staircase   to   the  top of the house.    They had a room  next mine.   First they were together,  then  she  was  alone.    One  day  she  figure,   but Iwcame   reassured   as   it  And yet the eagle feathers rare,        was   joined   by   another   who   began    iQ������'    ^   ���������-~    " ���������   ."I, trembling, wove in my brave's   with it  to  -'tread  measures  strange   ~ "Idaresay,"she said "calmly.  hair" . with glujms of gold." "How did you get it?"  thvp-iv ���������m       .    ������, ,   ,     ,      /he brave was kil1^, the maiden      "Mayflowers lift their faces pink,"       Judy  told  him,  told  him  also  of  freel mTine lores! STr u      TT *        ' *"* ^ ^ *""   Ca'1Ied Judy' and Mara looped ..over   the investment the rich woman had    looked   as  if  she  had   been  crying.  II ?Uuaw hair ��������� 1     ,       ,    /       ������   7������, ��������� Z "7 f^'  "*  ^   Same plnk  Mosaoms- made ������f her moner iQ <*������***������ ������*    Next day a doctor came out of the  *tjf*\*��������� TJ!TdJ*ia*d3   L8"^;^*..1'   t0������ mUCh. UP  in   "Now   wh0   ���������U  look  at them  and   boarding-house. room.    Common  humanity made  me  think "Does it pay her?" he asked won-  "Of  being young or  being old?''        deringly.  Mara laughed joyously, then began  to hurry on at Judy's prompting.  "0   Twenty,    running   through    the  wood!  about her head. Some secret sprl-.:j the clouds for tills materialist, yet  of pleasure was giving her Just the she fills him with an uneasy admira-  touch of animation she needed to tion. Now what shall we do to amuse  make her beauty perfect, yet Mr. these two masculine creatures?  Bertwin*s eyes went from her to the Beshrew ,me, but they are a bother  shy and retiring Jewess. ��������� Glrls,'^ she  said aloud, in a firm  Marigold stretching  out her white   voice, "we shall now have our wood  throat   was   pouring   forth   her  con-   dance."  tented  soul  in  a jocund,  almost ec-       There was a murmur <*���������'* istonish-  static  song   about  her  native   land,   ment, even of rebellion,  which  ended with: "I mean 'it," she  said.    "We have  "It's   everyone   his   own   Way, never given it before anyone but our-  "The  place  he'd  like  to  be. ���������   selves," she said turning to  the. two  "But, give me Californy, ,   men,   "but  Mara  has  a  pretty  part  "It's  good  enough  for  me!" "in  it, and  I wish her father to  see  The    room    burst    into    applause,   it    We are rehearsing for a settle-  Even Mr; Bertwin became animated,   ment house treat, for some little Rus-  "Another,  please,"  he  said   clapping   sian  children,    Now,  girls."  his hands vigorously. Judy had put her foot down> and  "Proud  are we," cried  Firefly. the  laughing girls  who were in  no  "That's   another   song,"   explained   mood to criticise anyone, sooa fell in  Judy with a laugh, and Marigold be-   with her humour,  gan again  in  her passionate  young      "Please   get   up,   sir,"   said   Dixie  room.  find  out  that  her  husband   was  ill.  voice.  "Proud are we to own us thine,  "Land of song and land of story.  "AM  thy glory  "Round our heart-hopes we entwine,   amused   and   keenly   interested,   and  "In our souls thy fame enshrine,        obligingly   squeezed   themselves   into  "California!" :'   the corner indicated.  She sang several more verses of The girls were all on their feet,  the patriotic song, then went back to darting to and fro, re-arranging fur-  her seat ���������  niture,  getting  scarves,  wands,  gar-  Mara caught at her hand  as  she   lands,  and  other stage accessories,  passed her, and pressed it warmly. Judy began to explain.   "This is a  Judy fell into a brown study. What;, wood scene. A young girl is running  wajjfV#ie jnjBtery^fioJag. oa.v jn   flie ' un.deg.,the treej.    'The air Jg sw  "I   believe  she  makes" both   ends   J had my suspicions as to the trouble,  meet" and  one day  I cornered  the doctor.  "And it's not a charity 7" x   was   Tl&h,L    Tixe   two   bothering  "If it were, we would not patronize   idiots had come fi"am the country to  "Its wildness has  a power to still;   It-   Some of the older women in this   the   city   to   make   theIr  fortune  ���������  "The voices low from rock and twig   bouse get large salaries." honest,   efficient  but   timid.    Money  "the  silences  with music  thrill,��������� ���������        "Something similar for young men   was ������������ne, and they were half starved.  "And suddenly she silent grows, would be good," he said.    "Some of   T  PlunSed in> of course."  "And,   searching   out   the   path   she   ^e^  B&t  into   queer  places  in  big       "You   good   chIld'' 'said   Judy   af"  knows, cities." fectionately.  "Turns  back,   but  carries  home   the       "Build some houses for them, sir,"      "Good, no," said Firefly impatient-  thrlli." she   said   warmlly.     "Investment   in   &>  "how  could  l  eni������y  my  Actuals  Mr. Bertwin dropping his reserve, young life is a paying investment." witn two empty stomachs next door,  applauded rapturously the dancing, He stared at her. He never gave l talked to.them like a mother. They  circling, laughing girls. any money away, and she probably   we��������� proud ��������� didn't want help, etc.  ' "But  I  am  imposing  on you,"  he   knew   dt.     Then   he   said   abruptly,    I  soon  demolished  that    The young  said at last with a start, "I must go."   "Good night, and. thank you." man became very ill ��������� we almost lost  "Sir," said Judy breathlessly, "you His eyes went beyond her to Mara. bim. ��������� However, he pulled through  must stay for coffee." For  one  Instant,  there   was  on  his   and l> through a friend in an agency.  He hesitated, then sat down abrupt-   face an expression that wrung Judy's   &ot  bim   a situation  he   might  have  riiviv' ���������������   Mr   rw���������     ������m       .,, ly, and like a man in a dream, watch-   heart    She-was  at times so highly   got himself, if he'd had more gump-.  ������^-.?*h?iL^^^ the  hurrying   girls   getting   out   charged with sympathy, that she was   tion."  a^ your L   d������ r������������m ������U   thdr  Pre"y   taWe'   and   puttlng   the   * source of ^orry to", herself, and-to' "    "***%   was   the   situation?"   asked  Ten ' coffee pot on the coals. vher friends.   Just now, she saw that   Judy.  "Go sit beside him, and tell him the "Merest of the aard, worldly man ' "Private-: secretary to Mr. Bertwin,"  the story of the Tipperary woman before her, in her young Jewess was said Firefly with a laugh. "Now,  and her pig," said Judy in Biddy's a wortby^interest, that he gazed at strange to say, this young fellow who  ear. "Your star has been behind a !aer as one wno might see her face badn't any initiative of his own, is an  cloud to-night    Twinkle a bit" no more< excellent     understrapper.     He     has  Biddy who had played the part of       S������ she sald In a sudden burst of   brains  and  Mr.  Bertwin   soon  found  sympathy.    "We  have  enjoyed  your   it out    He works him to death,  but  visit    Come again if you care to."       IWs him well, and young Billy waB  His    face    lighted    up    strangely,   fairly on the road to glory, when one  "May, I?" he said, then as if to apolo-   flML&gJBamgLtJLffl.^^ that  $l���������j������.L bjs. eagerness, "I .gaujdjjke ~  The Jew and the Bostonlan looked  a rabbit in the wood, and who had  just thrown off Mara's white fur-  lined coat, whispered back pantingly,  "I.yzSPX .-rvJfifilS'i .aajnspiration in .ooooboboobooooooooo'oooco  ,     y "���������'SHALL      SAUNDERS,     X  !     Author  of  "Kenutiful   Joe"     p  lXXX)OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQ _.  ] conici not even  toil, his  wife.  "Dreadful," ejaculated Judy.  '"Billy   is,tho  soul   of honor,"  said  ;refly,   "but   both   he ' and   his   wife  taggcrate   the   service   I   rendered  .'.em,    They  say   [ savrxl   their lives.  ow this is the peculiar story he told  e.    Anion;;  various surviccs he was  tiled   upon   to   render   to  Mr.   Bert-  in,   services   which   he   would   have  sen   tortured   to   death   before   he  .ould   have   revealed   them,   even   to  'is   wife   or   to   me.   was   one   which  ixed  him   to   the  breaking  point.   It  v-as   one   which   concerned   me,   and  hose I loved. Mr. Bertwin had coolly  jld him to find out all he could with  .''sgard to the members of a woman's  Jub    called    the    "Pilgrim    Circle,"  ������������������leeting  In  Bradford  House,   Beacon  J; fill   ���������   to   get   the   names,   incomes  ,nd  social  standing of  members."  ';. Judy   leaned   both   hands   on   the  \rms of her chair, and stared In Fire-  , ly's  flushed  face,    "flow   extraordi-  lary!   How  could  out little  Club af-  |-,ect a Boston merchant?"  'Wait a  bit,"  said Firefly.    '.'Billy  Jlvent on to say that after he got all  -.his information for Mr. Bertwin, he  !ound  out  that  for   some   reason  or  )ther,  the man  wanted  to  break up  :he Club."  "To break it up," echoed . Judy in  | stupefaction,   "an   innocent  organization like ours?"  "Wait again,' 'said Firefly. "Mr.  |'Bertwin, in breaking it up, was get-  .t:."2; better positions for every Club  member'than they at present occupy,  but these situations were all out of  Boston. He wanted everyone of us,  except Mara, to clear out of the city."  . "What a wicked man," said Judy  "���������:-';��������� ."gn a ntly.   .  :,-������������������   -~   f���������:���������'���������'"   said   Firefly.   "I've  . :'���������.   :'.okc ecstatic's, and  ;.   . over them.    We're in the regions  ���������of high finance now, and in a murky  : atmosphere in which we poor people  ''���������*:���������>'(.   at   first,   see   our   way.     Takq  ���������r-'s  ca?e,  ��������� .������������������'.    'Ti^-mg  . .L  fluent?"  "Yes,   but "  "Never- mind   the   birts.    Isn't  the  pleased - when she consented to take  these lessons. Well, as she floored  or sidewalked this man that- night,  two young men happened to be standing at one of the club windows opposite. They ran out, and found Mara  staring compassionately at the half  drunken creature before her. At this  juncture, I came up. I knew she  would take our usual trotting- path  across the Common,, and up the Hill.  Those young men were charming ���������  well-bred and gentlemanly. "I am  afraid I hurt him," Mara was saying pensively, and as she looked down  ��������� at    the    unfortunate    creature, there  like his father, but his horns are in and. fo7gets"tb laugh. She meets few  the velvet as yet. He -has had -a young men _ none ohen enough to  university education. ��������� He has never Decome' lnterested, and as one whom  been- silly about girls. This-is the her father noLdfl.partly responsible  first one he-has fancied. Better a ,for her we]H)eing'here, I felt it mv  poor sensible girl, than a rich one dutyto run down to New York and  who might not be sensible thinks the   lnterview hlm and her mother."  "So that is where wou went'the  other day. ��������� Tell me' how'you became to intimate with  the  Ostros."  father. ' Now, according to his standards, he Is doing nothing reprehensible in separating Mara from undesirable friends. Why I, for example, am offered a private secretaryship in Cleveland at double  my present salary." ;  "Why  Firefly!"   exclaimed  Judy.  "Yes,", said Firefly,, "I nearly died  paid   Judy   warmly.  "She can't.   Her face is set toward  him  now,   though   she ��������� doesn't know  it,"  said  Firefly  calmly, "and  didn't  I tell you that he is quite downy "and  juvenile,   and   fresh   from   his   university? Mara will stand between him  and  corrupting influences."  "Are you turning mercenary?"  "Can not good come out of evil?"  asked Firefly eloquently.   "I tell you  "I was in a train three years ago   Judy> nothing in my life has affected  Avas   a  heavenly   compassion   in   her   laughing when Billy told me.    He is  tones. * most crazy  at having  to betray  his  "Don't   worry   about   that   brute,"   employer to me.   He is going to.con-  said   one  of   the  young  men.     "You   * ess when all is over ��������� your tempta-- mother?������ '.  going into New York ��������� tripped over  a suit-case in the aisle. Fell, struck  my head, fainted and was taken care  of by the Jew and his daughter' who'  sat near me. Mara and her mother  came to my hotel, and I visited them,  and then we became friends."  "What kind of a woman is Mara's  haven't hurt him much, though you  did' deal him a most scientific blow.  We'll   look  after  him."  "Please don't have him arrested,"  said Mara. "Take him in your nice  house there, and look after him. He  is a brother fallen in sin."  The two young men stared at her,  and then at each other. Finally they  got hold of the sinful brother, and  carried him' to the basement of their  club house. Before they did. this, one  of them whom I might as well say  here was John Bertwin, only son and  heir of the man who was here this  evening, said politely, 'Will you.care  to hear how the man gets on?'  " 'Oh, if you please,' said Mara  softly.  -   " 'And  your address,' he  said  suggestively.  " 'Miss Ostro, Bradford House,' she  said, then we hurried away. When  a week later, Mara received a note  informing her courteously that the  man who had attempted to assault  her was, a respectable working man  when not under the, influence of  drink, and that he apologized humbly for his conduct that evening, I  supposed the incident was -closed."  "Was the note from Mr. Bertwin?",  asked  Judy.  "Yes, and here beginneth the history of my troubles. John Bertwin  had fallen in love .with Mara. He  didn't kaiow who she was. He didn't  care. He guessed that she was like  the rest of us here, self-supporting-,  lie passed her so ofien as she came  up and down the Hill, that she soon  uaw it was by design. He -always  raised   his  hat  to  her ��������� sometimes  for  example.' Hasn't   he stoPPed her- aQd exchanged a few  words. Once he asked if he might  (Rll. Then he wrote notes. Finally  he met her, and said frankly that he  wished to marry her. Mara was distressed, and tried to suppress him.  He would not -be suppressed, and told ���������  tion to leave Boston came to-night."  "I  shan't go one step."  "Pas "si vite," said Firefly, "you  aiayn't be allowed."  "So that's what is the matter-with  ill  the  girls   to-night,"   said  Judy.  "Of course ��������� I'ye nearly exploded.  Didn't  you   see   Biddy's   eyes   nearly  -popping out of her head? She's had  sin   editor's   desk   offered   her   on   a  Syracuse daily ��������� woman's page."  "I'm confounded, astonished, utterly struck of a heap," said Judy.  me as this ; has ��������� the animal-like  devotion of the ^worldly Bertwin to  his son, the clamor of the indulged  boy for a new plaything that- -will  prove ��������� to be the blessing of his life,  the fatherly devotion and exquisite  self-sacrifice of the Jew, the awakening Interest and flutter of happiness  in Mara's wistful heart "  In her excitement, Firefly rose, and-  stood  with bare arms  extended'over  the Iron top of the radiator.  Judy   too   rose,   and   hovered   over  her.     "And   are   you   the   Almighty,  little   girl   from   the   west,   that   yoii  "Yes, she is wild with delight about  thus dispose of tho destinies of your  young Bertwin." fellow creatures?    You  defend  Mara  "And  the father?" from a highway robber, then turn'and  "Can you Imagine! That melancholy   thrust her into his arms."  -Jew   laughed   like   a   boy   over   the       "Could   I  Injure  Mara,"  said  Fire-  whole story.   'And so my little Mara   fly In a low, exquisitely tender voice,  has a lover,' he said.    'Ah mo!   how' "the  being whom  I  love best In: all1  "The sort of woman who marries a  ���������man for his maney. Yet she is a fair  wife to him. Is frightfully ambitious  for Mara. That Is one reason why  she let her come to  Boston."  "To' get a Christian husband?"  "And  not one  girl  is  confiding  in    history repeats  itself.*    Then he and-   the' world.    I injure nor!   Why Judy,-  another,' 'said Firefly. "Oh, I . tell  you, brother .Bertwin is diabolically  clever. The Club will all break up  before they know what has parted  them."  ��������� "Now I understand the man's  mental- attitude to-night," cried Judy.  "It  almost overcame  me."  "What was his attitude," said Firefly shrewdly.  his wife agreed he should come hero.  He's   been   a  tower   of   strength.    I  simply put the affair In his hands."  "He  is  very  rich,  isn't he?"  "Enormously.    He  can  beat friend  Bertwin,  when  it comes  to  millions.  It Is because I love her, that 1 wish  to see her happy."  "But she is  happy."  "Oh blind and foolish!" exclaimed  Firefly with a despairing gesture.  "Do  you   watch  over ..her  when   she  His name used to be Ostrowitz ��������� he   sleeps, and hover over her when she  took the witz off the end of his name, ��������� wakes?  Does   she  open  her  soul   to  and   added   it   to   those   he   already  'Why, he was simply flabbergasted,   possessed  He expected a lot of old maids ramping about women's rights, and he  ���������found some harmless, hard-worked  girls playing, like children, and with  a longing for domesticity."  "You're   cute,   Miss   Nova   Scotia,"  "What has he done?' 'asked Judy  eagerly.  "Wouldn't I like to know,"~exclaim-  ed Firefly. "He ��������� went to see Mr.  Bertwin.    Billy   was   cleared   out   of-  "No, she ��������� doesn't," said ; Judy reluctantly.  "And do you suppose that I enjoy  making this supreme -self-sacrifice?  Do you Imagine that I hug the prospect-of losing my friend? John Bertwin would never be enough for me  ��������� I should wish for my darling Mara  the   office   during  the   interview.     I  said-Firefly -with- satisfaction.   "The   lmaSlne fcbat firstly, the Jew gave his    too.   -For her, gentle soul, a husbandman was- so delighted  that he'could   Christian   brother   what   my  .young    lover  will   be   enouglx.    When   Mara  hardly 'contain himself.- He'si an ��������� old:  brother     calls      a      'skin-blistering.  tongue-lashing"   for   trying- to  coerce  a  free  young  American  girl  citizen  into matrimony.    Then he; made him  back-track,   and   get   invitations   and  fogey about women ��������� knows no more  about the progress of the woman's  movement than does that iron- radiator.   He thinks they exist to amuse  marrias,   I  shall  lose   her,"  and  her  head- sank on her folded arms.  Judy-surveyed her for a moment in  silence. Then she said evenly, "That  radiator is hot,  and you are hotter.  their men folks.   Mara just suits him,   salary   rises  for   every.,Club  girl -to    Sit down-again, and talk coolly. When  for   a   New   York  person who gets her that New York  engagement, doing her a good turn?"  "It  depends  -  I  hate   underhand   ^r wbat an angel of piety and beauty  he considered her,  and that he was  he doesn't suspect her philanthropy  and he'll fight for her now, like a  tiger."  "Don't you think he was sorry that  he tried to break up our nice club?"  asked Judy.  "Oh! simple Judy," said Firefly  scornfully, "the real money-grub  never repents, and never turns back.  Nothing touches him but loss of time  In  inching  along, his   money-making   warns ber paper that she is about to  ways.  "So do I, honey, but restrain your  righteous indignation for a few minutes. ��������� Billy was all in a puzzle.  He  and  his   wife  know  how   I   love  .-letermined she should be his wife.  way.    Ask him  what   he   thinks   the  Pilgrim   Cl*ub   stands   for, 'he'd   say,  'Good girls looking out for rich hus-  "She told him she was never going   bands.' "  to marry.   She had dedicated her life      "Horrors!"  ejaculated  Judy,  to   the   service  of  humanity,   and  in      ������He doesn't blame us for it," said  my  Circle, and he  was utterly  mys-   some way or other gave him a wrone . Firefly.   "He has no ideals ��������� doesn't  tified  over Mr.  Bertwin's  desires   to   iraIjression-   of   this   Club.    She   said   believe anyone has.   He gives nobody  scatter the innocent Pilgrims.   I ore-   she was extr^ely happy in her life   credit for  anything."  sented   him   with  a -solution   of  the   here'   and  Mr'  John  JumPed   to   the      "There's  good  in  everybody,"  said  'conclusion   that   the   Pilgrim   Circle   judy  staunchly.    "Even Mr. Bertwin  was a band of old maids hating matrl-   has a soft spot somewhere."  mony,   and   that  If  the  gentle  Mara  you lose-Mara, I will be your friend."  Firefly raised her head and -said  passionately, "You won't do. You love  too many people. I want to be someone's bright, particuJffr star."  "Don't let us go into heroics," saiii  Judy coolly. "It's bed-time'. First  though, tell me what I can dp to help  you."  Firefly was dabbing her flushed  face with her handkerchief. "Mrs.  Ostro wants us to let John Bertwin  come   here   and   see   Mara.    If   they  Syracuse.    She  tells   tnem7 and" they   don,t Set on' wel1 and Bo6������   Let him  evaporate.    If they do, she will take  matters in hand herself."  keep  her  in Boston."  "I  don't understand," said Judy.  "Concentrate Judy," said Firefly  impatiently. "Peanuts, for example  had the offer of collecting for a society in Buffalo at a larger salary  than she receives here. On the top  of it, comes an offer of an increase  fro'm her employer here. Therefore  she   stays.     Then   take   Biddy.-     She  leave. They say all fight. Then  pressure in the background makes  them ask what she is going to get in-  ���������mystery.  "Well,    this    is    interesting,"    said  Judy drawing  a deep  breath.  "Let us go back six months," said  Firefly. "One night Mara and I were  at the theatre. Coming out, we got  separated. Not a whit disturbed, we  proceeded to mako our way home.  Mara'was ih advance of me, but I  didn't know it When she left the  Common, and turned into that rather  badly lighted street where the men's  club is, a half drunken man 3oU'jd  her arm, and offered to go home with  her. She wasn't frightened, she  stretched out her other arm and In  the twinkling of an eye, he- was  having rather a bad fall on the curbstone."  "Mara did that!" said Judy in surprise.  "Yes," said Firefly in a low voice,  and looking over her shoulder, as  if afraid someone might hear, "Mara  never   tells   anyone,   but   when   she  were away from our Influence, she  would  become a normal' girl."  "Mow curious," interposed Judy. "I  ii'.:'.ur heard anything like it before."  "At last the matter became very  serious, for Mr. John," continued Firefly. , "Mara had made such a profound impression on him that he fell  "Certainly ��������� his  boy."  Judy looked thoughtful. Then she  asked, "How did he arrange this matter of trying to get us all out of  Boston?"  "His combine helped him. He knows  other rich men in other places, or if  not rich men, bosses who are 'it' All  he has  to do  is  to  say,. 'I want po-  111. Then his clever old father stepped sitionsin cities outside Boston for a  in ��������� worried the whole affair out young woman singer, qualifications  of young John.;   Billy says  Bertwin   so   and   so,   a   young   woman   steno-  p6re sulked a while over the supposed fact that Mara was a poor  girl. However, he took pains to see  her far himself, then he gave in. He  isn't by nature an aristocrat He is of  mushroom extraction, and no 'old  Boston family' about him.   He vowed  grapher, a young woman reporter,  etc." ''':'.  "Wouldn't 5t cost him a lot of  money?"  "Not a cent probably. It's "influence  that  counts."  "Money  can't   change  Mara,"   said  young John .should have his Jewess, . jl:fly.    ������She  understands values."  willy-nilly.    He   had   spoken   of   the "Now we come to the crux of the  Pilgrim   Circle   as   an   obstacle.     It who]e situation," said Firefly, "Mara  would  soon  be non-existent" herself.    She is more to me than all  ������.������*������������������������������ w mi.H  t��������� ���������ma tn ������������������,,*,,      "Wel1'  Wel1'"  sald Judy'  "*ud  you the  Bertwhis  ha  the  world.    Unfor-  made up her mmd to come to study   y.nva >,���������������������������   ������������������i__ +v,���������������������������.v.   ������,������,.  ���������i   ,       ...    ....                  .   ,        ���������      have  been going through  this  alone, tunately her highest welfare demands  poor little Firefly." that she fall in love with some y0Ung  "I've enjoyed the excitement," said man."  Firefly,   "and   I've   tried   to   be   fair. "Firefly!"  exclaimed  Judy.  I put myself in Mr. Bertwin's place. -..T  know  her  like  a  book.    She's  say, stay here, and we'll give you  the same."  "Mr. Bertwin, being the kind of  man he is, must have been delighted  to find that Mara will have money."  "Delighted ��������� Billy says he trod  on air. His slum jewel had a setting  ��������� she was the daughter of- Old Ostrich, the rich New Yorker, and the  Jew was a noble Jew, a forgiving  Jew. Instead of giving his son a  stab, to make up for the daughter  stab, he would give the lad a chance."  "And that man dared to come here  to-night, to see how his puppets were  taking their, dancing lesson," said  Judy warmly,  "and  I  blessed him!"  "I grinned internally at . that,"  laughed Firefly. "I knew with your  passion for under-dogs, what a nice  warm little malediction ought to have  been on your, lips for the haughty  rich man."  "May Heaven forgive him," said  Judy with a sigh. "I shan't for a  while yet."  "Confound the father as much as  you like," said Firefly coolly, ''but  spare the son."  "Hasn't he been in all this?"  A long pause followed her remarks,  then Judy said slowly, "Firefly,  you're sublime."  Firefly raised one  slender arm. "I  love my friend, and loving her, I serve  her.'    It doesn't  matter about me."  . "But  your  ideals   remain   to  you,"  said  Judy  warmly.'  "Ideal's are cold, glittering things,  out of, reach of. one's arms," said  Firefly hopelessly.  "Where does Billy come out in this  affair?"   asked   Judy   suddenly.  "At the little end of the horn. When  he confesses to Mr. Bertwin that he  has betrayed confidence, he will be  dismissed instanter:"  "How noble it would be to forgive  and reinstate him."  "High finance neither forgives nor  is forgiven," said Firefly.  "And  what will  become of Billy?"  "Ask the Jew. I am certain that  he will take care of Mr. and Mrs.  Billy as I am .that I exist Good  night, Miss President."  "Good night," said Judy absently,  and for some time after Firefly left  'Is his father a simpleton?" asked : the room' she sat buried in thought,  slum life, her father consented on the  condition that she take a thorough  course   in  Japanese   self-defense."  "Oh, Jujitsu," said Judy compre-  herrdiugly.  "Exactly ��������� she is quite an adept  at it. The most horrible things have  happened to the women of her family  His wife who is said to have been the  going to slip into melancholia pretty  only woman he ever loved,  is  dead. B00n>   if   samething   doesn't   happen.  He has his one son who  looks like Tne sorrow of the world naB,grlpped  to Ris7la/and her tether was greatly   her<    Thre S0D isa9 yet a fine/T! her heart    The rest or us sish'  and  man.    _a ������?                       ->   ~ei  hj.u.'d Pj^_ ^a, i^ioj]   ���������P.hfi-'f^u'V'."--"..''1 nr''���������"���������_���������  Firefly warmly. 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In 1880, Mr.  appointed King's Counsel.  , 1911, he was mado Bathe Montreal Bar and on  1911, Batonnier of tho  Quebec,  s a member of the  The Mount Royal,  ������������������ornery &  Brown was  On May Is  (onnior, of  June 21st,  "rovinco of  Mr. Brown,  ���������nwmg Clubs  St. James, the Forest & Stream,  ���������loyal Montreal Golf, the Montreal,  'lid the-Garrison of Quebec. He'was  ������������������.larried, December 27th, 1888 to Josephine  Homo of Quebec.  fol-  the  the  "IRS.  ELIZABETH   1{. XVCD0XALI1  Mrs. E. Roberts MacDonald is of  "rcrlericton, New Brunswick, and she  shares the poetical gift of the Roberts  Jamily. Her earliest published work  ,u  poetry  appeared along with verse  ��������� language "use/I" on both" sfiles Was so  sharp that a peaceful outcome of tho  affair under the circumstances Is  considered  most f'jrtr.iuUo.  Great Britain, according to Herr  von lCldcrlin-Waochtor, after receiving on July 1 an _ individual, as  well as a general, explanation of the  objects of the despatch of the German  warship Panther to Agadlr, remained  silent until  July 21.  Sir Edward Grey then nad a conversation with the German ambassador, in which he declared that the  time had come for Great Britain to  Intervene in the Franco-German negotiations, since these apparently  were about to be broken off owing  to Germany's unacceptable proposals,  which would raise the question of the  future of Morocco, whereby British'  interests would be affected. He requested an explanation of the German  designs at Agadlr.  *     '     "���������" ��������� i,       i ,  srr������. etjz. i?,. ?������������������'. nmALr),  Tfew Brcn^Vt'ch Y?rsJf!<T  written by two of her brothers. Since  then she has published a book of hei  own work, "Dream Verses and Other  Poems".  Charges   of   Drunkenness   and   Immorality Against Rev. Frederick  P.  Farrar.  ��������� JJishop  In-  ves'tearing Case.  (By special cable)  London. ��������� The first court scandal  in-King George's reign exploded with  violence, when The Gazette announced  officially the dismissal of the Rev.  Frederick Perctval Farrar, the King's  domestic chaplain, and also honorary  chaplain to Queen Alexandra.  Charges of drunkenness and immorality have been made against the deposed King's chaplain, and they are  now being "investigated by the Bishop  Gf Norwich. The disgraced clergyman has been rector of Sandringham,  where the favorita residence of the  late King Edward and of Queen Alexandra was situated. It is understood  that he has resigned, his rectorship  in consequence of the onarges against  him, and a startling report is abroad  that the Rev. Farrar is missing and  that search is being made for him.  *  He is a son of the late Dean Farrar, and only last July he married  Miss Nora Davis, a sister of Richard  Harding Davis, the author, and a  daughter of the kite Clarke Davis, of  Philadelphia. The wedding was attended by many prominent society  people of London. Members of the  Royal family sent wedding gifts, those  of King George, Queen Mary and  Queen Alexandra being especially  handsome. !  London.���������The unionist forces in the  British parliament have called  upon  a     Canadian      to  load   them  against  the assaults.of the  progressive liberal  forces.        Andrew  Bonar   Law,   born'  in New Brunswick  and   who   removed  to    'Glasgow,    and.  was     from     there  sent "to  the House  of   Commons,   has  been chosen leader  of      the      British  standpatters        to  succeed    former  Premier A. J. Balfour.    Law  is  one  of  the ablest,conservative debaters;  also, he is the best chess  player In  parliament.  THE  EXPIRE AiVI)  CANADA  London.   ���������  The' London   Chamber  ���������  of      Commerce      tonight      discussed  "Canada" in its relation to the Mother1  Country.     Faitht'ull   Bcgg,   treasurer,  who   presided,   said   that  no   country  could   show   such   a   remarkable   advance in  progress as  Cauad-'i during  the past five years.   Canada had done  Its part nobly in the recent elections  and  it  was  for  the   United  Kingdom"  now to do hers and show appreciation  of 'the efforts of the Dominion in tho  cause of imperial unity.  A. W. Smititers, chairman of the G.  T. R.. thought the British Government  was discreditable ifor investigating  the emigration-question so unscientifically. The Dominion doesn't want -  the riffraff of our cities, and he ap:  pealed to the Government to transform unemployed casual labor into  citizens 'acceptable to Canada.  She:  "Oh,    yes,    I    quite    beih'evti  there's  a fool in  every  family, dou'i  you?"  "*  He:  "Well ��������� er ��������� my opinion ij  rather  biased.     You   sec,   i   am   tho  only member of  our family!"  Mr. J.  Ottawa  THAT*  ���������\\  A.J  U.t,  During the past yn'  the headquarteia i.f ;  party in Ottawa we.r  Messrs. .7. Travers L  Si^iie.  it:ra'  'PP.  chfli ������.P  a::o   J.  F  Many    People    Are  '.Supposed.. Laxity  Government   in  Sore    on  of   German  Allowing  the  Britain to Dictate.  Berlin. ��������� The oficial report of the  secret sitting of the budget committee of the Reichstag in November,  when Foreign Minister von Kiderlin-  Waochter.made a report on Ahglb-  German relations as affected by the  Moroccan dispute with France, is now  published.    .  The Foreign Minister's account of  the, interviews between the British  Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey,  and the German Ambassador at London, Count Wolff-Metternich, and of  the communications that passed between Germany and England, show  that the situation was most tense  from. .July _21   to  I1^ 1L   and���������the  John   Travers   Lev'  D.C.L.,    tho    senior   r i->: i  firm, was born in Lvcc ::vii  October  2th,   1257.  th."   .-';",  His Grace the Into ar'l'.b'v:  tario.   He   was   cduc-ue'l  College    School,    I.onno  Trinity   College   Srhooi,  Ont., and Trinity University.  A  brilliant  studeni,  ^o   ���������";:  Dickson  scholfrsh'p  in   U  Brunside.Scholarship  !n   "���������  Leaving college, he Ftud.  was admitted to r^firticn '.";  he came to Ottawa     He  there ever since. His Hivf  was with Hon. James C'-c  and   later' he   was   with  >,T A.  ��������� r  -1  ICC,  of   the  Ont., on  ?nn   of  f 0:i-  qt   Bailors  iilc,     One.,  Port   Hope,  ���������nnto.  i:tyr--r!   V'������  P  an'3   the  ?~7.  od law. and  I?0?, when  has rpsided  partuorship  kburn. Q.C.,  Mr.   F    H.  Crysler until 189G. For th^ last thirteen years he has been senior partner in the firm of Lewis and Sniellie.  In   social   life Mr.   1.^"  and still is. a prominent f  scholarly training aru! a  ness for business he io><:  ���������������;   hns   been  Ift'ire.   To a  pcu'iar fit-  tl:e true in-  is. above  of   courtesy,  ini"?tice   or  ects it makes  ^tincts of the gentleman  everything else, a man  of sympathy, to whom  suffering wherever he m  a peculiar  appeal. _  He is one of 'the"elected erovernors  of St. Luke's Hospital, and is also  a member of the ��������� E:-:crut've Council  of the Victorian Order of Vi.ir-es. He  is solicitor for both these organizations.  He has the unique honor of having  been for the past two '*er,-.-~ president  an active member of the Or^wa Golf  of the Rideau Club, and he is also  and Country Clubs.  He: "I am marrying her for her  money."  She: "But money does not always  lead to happiness."  "No, but I thought it might facilitate  ithe search."  ti.  w*. ���������* T   v.-U,f, <���������!',-(.������  y(Ji>*w  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFORD,. B. C.  r--r,  Tommy, congratulations.   w ,��������� t  Jiovv'   about that  hoc;act, Mac?  Mr. T. Hutton is at the coast on  business.  Mrs. L. McPhee is seriously ill.  Dr. Swift is  attending-.  New roads are being constructed  south of the G. N. tracks.  ��������� ���������__ ������������������ # ��������� ������������������  Cyril   Hullon-Harrop .arrived   in  town from England with his bride.  Mr. Christie, Immigration agent,  was in town on Wednesday of last  week.   , *   Mr. John McCallum of Vancouver  spent Sunday with his parents and  fiiends here.  The Ladies' Aid met on Wednesday afternoon in the home of  Mrs. D. Fraser.  With prosperity in store, are Assured to all June brides who have  o   , '  their wedding cakes made at  ALBERT LEE, PROPRIETOR  Mrs. Page of Vancouver is gu-jal  with her frienda, Mr. and Mrs. Jutfs,  of the Abbotsford Mill.  Mrs. Lister, of Mission City, attended the Grand Lodge of True  Blues on Wednesday of last week  ���������      4���������  Mr. E. M, Brown is the name of  our new policeman. Mr. Faulkner  left early this week ft-..1 the coast.  Mr. Todd,   Provincial    Bee ; In  spector is now touring Abbotsford  advising and instructing bee kecp-  .ers������.  The Abbotsford Hardware and  Furniture store has just completed  the furnishing of the Alexandra  Hotel at Huntingdon. t  Rev. Messrs. Millar of Clayburn  and McDairmid of Langjley, arid  .their wives spent the afternoon of  Monday at,the Manse.  Messrs. Henderson & Taylor of  town have taken a party .pf surveyors over to Mission City to  work.   Mr. Taylor is in charge.  Mr. ..Sparrow is in the market  with a fine bunch of broilers which  he is getting ready for the market.  He expects to deliver the.m In Sumas on July 6th, Canada Day at  the celebration. He says he wants  the Canadians well fed, so tney.  will win the tug-of-war this year  again. Chicken ought to be pretty  good food.  The   Matsqui Farmer's  Institute  vvill hold   a   free basket picnic at  the   Municipal  Hall   grounds,   Mt.  uchman, on Dominion Day, July ,1  Foot races, races for married men  women  arid children, etc.   T-ug of  vV'ar and Football Match.   Annual  SociabBall in Hall at 9 p. m.   Ths  music furnished by Abbotsford Orchestra.   Admission   s -$'1. ., Ladies  fiee.   Proceeds  to bo  devoted  V  the Agricultural Association  Piize  List.   P.   Jackman,    Sec.;    A,    *-������������������  Bates,   Sec,   R.  Owens,   Chairman.   ,���������   MATSQUI   COUNCIL  (.Ocnitinued, From Page. One)  Enjoy Life During  0  A strawberry festival will be heki  by the Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian church at the home of Mrs.,  McLemeny pn Wednesday .next,  the 19th, aft 5 'o'clock. Tea, ice  cieam and strawberries. ��������� Every ���������������'  body come.  Mr. Joseph S'. Campbell was trans  ferred  last week  from  the  Park  Drive branch of the Bank of Commerce to the Chilliwack branch.  Mr. L. McPhee has lost a four  months old Gordon setter pup. He  answers to the name of "Chum.''  A reward will be given for its return .   ���������   ���������Mr. W. J. Kerr of New WteisU  minster is showing great interest  in our town and the surrounding  district which is a good omen for  Abbotsford.  Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison and family of Vancouver have come to reside in Abbotsford and will live on  the ranch recently purchased by  Mr. Hutchison from Mr. Moret.  Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Campbell, of  Kamloops, are spending a few  weeks the guests of Mr. and Mrs.  W. Cambpell, Our genial watch  maker says his father is delighted  with Abbotsford and it3 surround  ing?  It looks as if we will hfi/e x  complete change in the teaching  staff of our school for the coming  year. Many will regret this because our teachers are faithful and  efficient, and our school has made  splendid progress under their tuition,   __������ .  ���������  Mr. and Mrs. Smeeton left on,  Monday for Vancouver where Mr  Smeeton will attend classes at the  Westminster Hall, studying in preparation for the ministry. He has  charge of the mission field of Upper Sumas, Musselwhite and Kix-  gard for the summer.   ��������� ���������  Mr. Geo. Clark has been successful in securing the agency for tne  English   "K"   Boot.   Thosp    m\o-  have worn this boot .need no introduction to   it, and those   who  have   not   should   see   Mr. (Clark.  Mr. Clark is probably the only shoe  dealer in the Valley who has the  agency of this shoe. '  Aa Morey, stationery, . 2.45; 3VI  Pihl, lLO.OO; G. Le Feuvre, . g.Oil'i  ���������Abbotsford Timber Co., 115.40 j Or.  Huntingdon road work, 69.45, G.  McKay, 5.00; Caps and fuse 5.U0;  Assessor on account, 100.00; The  account of the Northbrook Shingre  Co. of 4 6.00 was offset by taxes.'  Councillor Bell introduced tne  Noxious Weeds By-law and- tne  council decided to enforce the uy-  law and ordered that all Canadian  thistles be cut by July 20th.  The clerk stated that the titua  was very short in which to get out  rate notices, and that the assessor  had offered help in the matter.  The Municipal Rate By-law was  introduced for 1st reading.  Bell-Lehman, that the Municipal  Rate be the same as last year, l. e.  iV/2 mills on wild land; 10 mills on  real property and 2% on school.  Three councillors voted for and  one against,.  Ware-Roberts, that the Rate Bylaw passed the second reading.  A long discussion ensued'^and it  was stated that without extra taxes the road work could not go on;  'Applications were received at bV-  ery meeting asking for new roads.  So much of the land was held by  real estate men, land that had gone  up from   10 to   100 per acre. Years  ago the tax from the wild lands  paid for the road work, but now  the wild land tax gets less each  year and the road work increases.  The clerk stated that if the rates  were levied the same as last yeai,  with the increased assessment the  raise would be 25 per cent as the  2 mills for road labor was now u-  bandoned.   The Reeve said he acknowledged that money was wanted for road work', but he did not  think rates should be raised without reference to the people.     He  would rather have a deficit at the  end of the year, as ha wa3 opposed  to the  by-law, but  as   Reeve  he  will do his duty.  Lehman-Roberts, that the rules  of order be suspended to enable  the third reading of the Municipal  Rate; By-law with Councillor Bell  in the chair on (Saturday, June 29  Bell-Lehman, that the school estimates of   45,000 be accepted.  On the question of the Light and  Power By-Law the clerk was instructed to write Mr. McNeil of tho  Western Canada Power Co. that it  would not be safe to erect the  high voltage line until the By-law  has been passed as some considerable opposition is manifest.  The semi-annual meeting of the  Loyal Orange Lodges of the Ne^v  Westminster district No, 1 met in  the Abbotsford Orange    Hall    on  Tuesday evening, the 11th inst, ail  officers except one being present.  There  was   a   large gathering  of  the  brethren  alid  important  business was transacted.   The 12th of  July  will be  celebrated, in; NevV  Westminster   this   year /'vhen    a  large turn out is epected as it ii  the   jubilee  of  Orangism Un   that  city,   being  fifty  years   since   .No.  1150 New Westminster was organ- '  ized.  The next annual meeting.will be  in Mission City ih January next.  The members of the Abbotsford  lodge, according" to visiting officers, gave them a fine supper after the meeting.   , -;''^'  H������TBL ARRIVALS \'  COMMERCIAL.  W. McCallum, New.Westminster  Dan Peterson, New Westminster  Thos.   Campbell,  Chilliwack  H.  B. DeForrest, Blaina  R. Tugl y, CI lyburn  J.  Wirnan, Abbotsford    ���������"  S. Thompson, Abbotsford-  J." H. Nixon, Vancouver  Capt.   Steves,  Vancouver  S.  Cassimore, Sardis  Thos. Campbell, City  C. B. McKenzie, Ladner '"���������  A. Cruichshank, Chilliwack  S.  J. McDowell, New  Westmin  ster.  N. V. Hanson, Portland, Ore.  J. Cale, Mission City  S. W. Robinson, Mission City  J. D. Whittier, Mission City.  H. Hutchenson, Dennison-  E. P. Ruthig, Huntingdon  H. E. Knox, Vancouver >���������������������������������������������������������������  H. Lindsay, Vancouver. ,  ABBOTSFORD.    "  J. C. McCarthy, Mission -City  Jas. Fraser  Robt. Blackburn  Jas. Towlan, Mt. Lehman  Angus McLean, Mt. Lehman  L. B. Briggs, Dennison   ���������  D. Gib bard, Mission City  F. Pakenham, Mission City  R. H. Kihn, Seattle  Geo. Phillips, New Westminster  J. H. Wilkinson, Chilliwack  F. -N. McCrady, Eburne  Geo. C. Knight, New Westminster.  Guy Anderson, Vancouver  Fred   Grassinon,  Bradner  S. Moore, HuntingcIoB  J. R. Bayne, Toronto  H. Argley, Vancouver  C C. Eldridge, Vancouver  W.  James, Vancouver  ���������W. Burrell, Chilliwack  Eddie Hodge, Pinchir Creek  R  Hastie, New Westminster  H  C. Gji'lon, Var.cou'er  \)   T Bcardman, Vancouver,-'  E  A. M Dcoald. EUm.QMaq  AMERICANS  'INVESTIGATING  UTILIZATION OF STU/MPS  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 per-  fection and our wire screening, etc.,  r,  will be useful during fly time.  H. ALANS  Hardware and Furniture  load of fir stumps will be shipped  east in  a   few days   to    be    put  through    a, preliminary   pro.coiUi  preparatory   for  the   experiments  ih the university laboratory.  . Dr. Henry K.  Benson,  assoclitc  professor  of chemistry,  has  been  planning for the experiments for  several" months, but  until   a   few  days ago had not obtained the financial backing which was required.  The Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget  Sound Railroad has agreed to ship  the cargo free.  The   stumps   were i'obtained   at  Park, a small, station in Whatcom  county, and will be sent to the l .:-  ducing   plant   at   Cadillac, iMich  The  products- obtained  from   the  stumps at the reducing-,plant will  be returned to" the University  of  Washington and will be made th^.  basis for experiments in the chem-;  ical  laboratory whereby Dr. Benson hopes to demonstrate that th?y  contain several substances of market  value���������of sufficient value, he  calculates, to make them pay the  entire  cost of  clearing  the lan.d'  As these stumps are ordinarily utter   waste,   the   chemical   experiments, if they come up to Dr. Ban ���������  son's  expectations, will save vast  sums to the forestry industry ofi  the state.  Painting, Sign Writing  General repair work  J. E. PARTON  Abbotsford        -- 8. C  Good Storage Room' for  Furniture.  If your Grocer has not  Five Roses Flour  On hand you can get it at the  Abbotsford Feed  and  Grain Store  J. J. SPARROW, prop.  ANTED  BEES  FOR SAL  M. McGILLIVRAY  Huntingdon, B. C.  WANTED FARM ALAND���������la exchange fox jmy $1150.00 .equLty In  Vancouver lats^. Act quickly for  a snap, R. A. Cooper, Clayburn  B. C. A26.  Reliable jmen with selling ability  and some knowledge of the Iruit  business or Nursery Stock, to represent us in British Columbia afr  local and general agents.  Liberal    iaducementja    and  permanent position for the right men.  Write  for   full particulars-.  STONE & WELLINGTON  The Fonthill Nurseries.  (Established-1S3T)  ��������� Timolfchy, Clover and Field Peas  to be had tot the Abbotsford Feed  Store  _      m   When next your watch needs attention leave it with Canipboll, t&$  Abbotsford Watch-maker. Shop  located in Clark's- Genie' FAirniuh-  ing etore. .  lectnc  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  HARRON BROS.  imb Imsrs anti Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Offio*  and  chapel   1-&84 ������r������nvilta St?,    Phone.3486  SeSQ& YoAcouves1,        Office    and  STRAYED���������Red yearling htepfer on-  ���������tio my place on 3rd 'March* O wn-  er can have sanre by paying ex-  pen-sea^ W. L. Barrett, old Campbell pLace, iOlieaa'brook Road.  lectric Power  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Seattle, Wash. June 14���������������������������Business  men of the state have financed the  tests which the chemistry department of the University of Washington desires to make to determine the possible uses of forest by  products, and as  a result  a  car"-.  Convenience      Comfort      Economy  Attention will be given to all applications tor service from our lines.  Address all enquiries to  Light and Power Department  Hoi den Block, Vancouver.  ish Columbia Electric Railw  ,)  I  m  'mi

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