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 fip-  \yy  I'1-   -I tlv ,     <.    l\  Victoria, u   r  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VIII.,. No.   13.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,- C, FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1914  8  $1.00 per Year  r  "*x  Short Time  FLOUR, Five Roses und Royal Stan- .  dardr per bbl ".....    $0.75  SUGAR, Best Granulated, 100 lb sack'   >;  ���������        $5.50  Rest Granulated, 201b sack .... $1.15  .  Brown Sugar, 1001b sack  $5.00  LARD, Pure Leaf, any size, lb 15c  J  BACON, whole or sliced Ibr.......    23c  HAM, whole or sliced, lb,'     22c  ROLLED-BONELESS SHOULDER, lb  .'. :1     18c  COFFEE, bean or ground, special, 3  IDs i     $1.00  We are agents for Shelly's 4X Bread.  Every Loaf Guaranteed Fresh.  Fresh' Fruits-' and'-'^Vegetables of'all kinds in season.  Produce of all kinds taken in exchange.       r   -  Wright road with the' Company's  railroad, also, to cross'the Wright  road with the'< .tramway now in use  in front of the storo building of the  Cooper   Seldon   Company.    Carried.  McCalIum,:.Bcaton; that a demand  note for $1/200.00 in favor of the  Bank" of Montreal be signed by the  Reeve, Clork- and Finance Committee, under'authority of the "Temporary Loari'-Bylaw, 1914."    Carried.'  Beaton, Satqhell; that Councillor.  McCallum be authorized to expend  $200.00 in. claying the Hallert road,  provided the road be brushed out  and graded by. gratis labor.    Carried.  McCallum, Beaton; that Councillor Melander be authorized to slash  the Township Line road north from  the Cottam road and to have repairs  made on the International Boundary  road east from the Ross road. Carried.  Beaton, Satchell; that Councillor  McCallum be Authorized to grade the.  Skouge road', from-the B. C. -E. R.  north to the Harris road with the  road grader. and haul clay on the  worst portions of the road. Carried..  Beaton, Satchell; that H. E. Wat-  kins of Clayburn be appointed Police constable.;. /This appointment  was balloted on and the result was  four ballots in-favor of the appointment. The reeve declared him as  duly elected.",'-_'-.  . McCallum,' ^Melander; that, the  clerk" notify the Great Northern R.  Company to grade, and gravel the  Mt. Lehman, road crossing. - Carried.,  /':Melander;^McGallum ;<.-.) thatV. the  School' Board'be loaned the sum of  $300.00. - Carried:,  The1 attention of the council' was  called to the fences, on the limits of  the -Ware road, and the clerk was  instructed   to  write  to  the   owners,  BANK ROBBERS VAIL IN  ATTEMPT AT MISSION CITY  MISSION CITY MAN FOR  MARKETS COMMISSIONER  Mission City, came in for its share  oC excitement on' Tut-.sday morning  when it became generally known that  an attempt had been made .to rob  the safe, of the local branch of the  Bank of Nova Scotia.  The attempt- at  robbery  was unsuccessful owing to the fact-that the  operators   were   disturbed   in  their  attempts by the arrival on the scene  of  Constables Clarkson and Thorne.  Con. Clarkson, who has his residence  in the police headquarters adjoining  the bank was awakened shortly before one o'clock  of the morning in  question   by   a   muffled   report   but  attached no significance to it thinking it came from'   the livery stable  a few doors away.    A second report  followed..   This  time  the   Constable  hastily donned his cl6thing.and called Con. Thorne,  v. ho sleeps in the  old jail building alongside the new  structure.    Mr.   Clarkson  then   proceeded to the gates opening on the  street and, encountered dense clouds  of   smoke.    Turning  to  the  left  he  stepped into the doorway of the court  room when  he   saw  a  man  emerge  from the door of the    bank.      The  constable  , immediately     exchanged  shots with  the  bandit,  six  shots  in  all being discharged by him and as  many by the robber.    One shot directed at the constable passed in between his body and arm and lodged  in . the woodwork adjacent.    In the  meantime Con.  Thorne, hearing. the  volley circled  around- the ..buildings  and made- for the centre of the;'rbad-  so as to command a good view of the  bank  door.    The   robbers,   however,  took to their heels and made a getaway in the prevailing darkness and  confusion. -  They   were   tracked   on  , R. C. Abbott,. Mission City, was  appointed market commissioner Friday by the. executive committee by  the Fraser Valley Development <  League. Mr. Abbott was selected  as one of the ten by a sub-committee  from a host of candidates, and latterly was , interviewed along with  nine others, by the selecting committee, who on a second ballott recommended him for the post.  Mr. Abbott will start on a monthly salary of $100 and traveling expenses.  The choice of- Mr.. Abbott is con- .  sidered an excellent one. He has  had twenty years experience in the  various districts in the Fraser Valley, extending from the Delta up to  Mission City. After several years  in the creamery business Mr. Abbott  has been engaged for the paBt six  years in raising and marketing fruit  in Mission district. , His name is a  familiar one in the prize lists of the  varous exhibitions in the lower  growing.  Reeve-, Marmont, of Coquitiam,  presided at the executive meeting  and Secretary J. W. Cunningham reported the recommendation of the  sub-committee.  President Marmont said they had  gone into the matter of selection very  exhaustively.      They had given the  candidates  at   the   interview   ostensibly ten    minutes���������mostly    fifteen  minutes���������considered .their  qualifications and past experience and listened ���������tp their views-and proposed method "of. conducting*- the -work- "of  the.  league.    Mr. -Abbot's address was a '"  most practical one and showed that  he   had   a  thorough   grasp. of  what'  was   required   of   him.    More, than  that, he has the experience necessary  SEffiL"^������ SSSHS,i'���������T,! *>��������� Washington  Strest as far as  to_carry out M, Mea.  MATSQUI COUNCIL  The bi-monthly meeting of - the  municipal council was held in the  Exhibition building of the Matsqui  Agricultural and Ho'rtcultural Association on Saturday, June 20th,  with the reeve in the chair and all  the members in attendance.  The minutes of the last meeting  of the Court of Revision and of the  last council meeting were read and  adopted.  Communications Received From  F. M. Singer Company, asking  permission to cross the Coughlan  road with a logging tram line. Permission was granted, the crossing  to be on a level grade with the road  and not to interfere with -traffic in  any way, and the road to be left  in as good a condition when the crossing is taken out'as when installed.  E. G. Walter, stating that the  Township Line road ditch was being  filled in and rendered useless by  reason of a neighbor's cattle. The  clerk was instructed to write the  owner of the cattle in question that  the damage done must be repaired,  otherwise the Council will have the  work done at his expense.  H. J., A. Burnett, Municipal Auditor, recommenbing that the difference between the Wild Land tax  and the Improved Property Tax be  allowed on Blocks 25 and 26 of the  S. W. % of Sec. 3, Tp. 14. Recommendation accepted.  Municipal Solicitor, advising that  James Murphy was willing to give  a conveyance of the land occupied  by the roadway now in use through  a portion of .the south half of the  N. E. .%. of Sec. 15, Tp. 13, in lieu  of the land conveyed by Syrotuck]-  Councillor Melander was instructed  to have the necessary survey made  so that the transfer may be effected.  Baynes and Furlong, asking that  examination ��������� be made of the half  road allowances on each side of the  right of way of the B.C.E.R. through  the" N. E: % of Sec. 4, Tp. 14, to  ascertain if they were satisfactory.  Refered to Councillor Satchell,to report at the next meeting of the Council.  Secretary of the re-organized  Fraser Valley Development League,'  advising of the "personnel. of the officers elected and outlining the contemplated work of the League. Received and filed.  Assistant manager of the Western  Canada Power Co., stating that the  general manager was at present in  Montreal advising .'with" the' board  relative to -' company's matters and  that when he returns in July, the  matter of power and light service  in Matsqui would be laid before him.  Filed. '     ,   ..  Registrar ��������� of. the .County .Court,  advising that the Road -Tax Bylaw,  1914, had been'duly .registered. Filed/ -  ' ���������     Resolutions:  Melander, Beaton; that .Councillor McCallum be authorized to expend an amount not" exceeding $50  in brushing oat the old Maclure road  Carried.  McCallum, IBeaton; That Councillor Melander be authorized to expend  $200.00 at the junction' of Aberdeen  arid Huntingdo.a roads and $25.00  on the Lehman road west of the Le  Feuvre .road.    Carried.  McCallum, Melander; that Councillor Beaton have an appropriation  for grading the -Turner road from  the Fore road to the Harris road,  tenders to be called for, to be in at  the next meeting (of the council:  Carried. ���������������������������.,'.  McCallum-Beaton, that, Councillor  Melander have a further appropriation, of $5^70 on the north LeFeuvre  road.   Carried. ���������  McCallum, .Melander; that the  Clayburn Company be given, permission to connect the track    on    the'  within- two weeks, .'otherwise no further-work will be done on this road.  In. the matter of expending the  appropriation made'for the Sinclair  road, the reeve reported that he was  in- full accord with Councillor Melander as to where the money should  be spent, ��������� while Councillor Satchell  disagreed.' By motion, it was resolved to - expend a further sum of  $25.00-on this .road by the-property  of Mr.- D. Sinclair..  The matter of .cutting of the Canada .thistles was discussed and each  councillor, was instructed tot-' take  such steps as were necessary to have  them cut in his own ward.  The matter.of strightening the Mt  Lehman road through the S. W. %  of Sec. 13, Tp. 13, was referred to  Councillor Melander; and the straight  ening'ofthe Township Line road in  fornt of .the 'property of Mr.  J.  A.  the corner of Welton Street but there  the trail was entirely lost. Had it  been possible to assemble a small  posse of armed citizens a search  would evidently have been' made and  probably disclosed the fleeing robbers. As it was. the constables arms  consisted only of small calibre revolvers while from indications the  robbers had large calibre guns. The  telephone' service could have been  used to advantage had it been in operation in the night as numerous  citizens were awakened by the noise  but realized too late that something  serious was occuring.  In the bank a scene of disorder  presented itself. The large double  doors of the safe were badly twisted  with the several shots of nitro glycerine or "soup" that were discharged.  A   window- alongside   the  safe  mas  Morrison was referred to Councillor shattered. as was also the glass door  Satchell.  ' The- laid-bver ^contract- on1 the  Clearbrook road was awarded to C.  B. Hill Tout for the sum of $147.00.  The laid over contract of building  a bridge ��������� over the "Engstrom's"  slough and making the necesary approaches was awarded to Olaf Nelson for the sum of $340.00,.the work  to be completed by August 15th.  Bills Presented for Payment  Currie   &   McKenzie,   livery   hire  for police, $2.50.  Cunningham   Hardware  Company,  through which the robbers gained  an entrance to the building, and  large quantities of ground asbestos  fulling from between the plates on  the- safe were tracked over the floor.  The nitro was ineffective in as much  as one good shot would have dislodged the doors. It is evident that  the robbers thought it possible to  do the trick with a small shot and  the chances of the noise awakening  anyone in the neighborhood would  consequently be diminished. As it  happened three attempts were made  tools,   $11.05;   cutlery   $1.25, '.total:to open the strong box.    The knobs  $12.30. on the doors were jimmied off and  Gravelling; the   Clayburn. road:��������� small steel wedges were employed to  H. C. Benson   $48.50  spring the top of the door sufficient  C. A. Purver  30.00  H.  S.Pliinney ....:..  30.00  D. D.   Swanson   .......:.....  30.00  R. M. H. Benson  16,25  A. E. Sharp" - '..  12.50  W.   Harrison  15.00  J.   Cox ........./....... 7.50  C. T. Purver, gravel  10.25  Road gravelling in Ward I.:���������-  C.   Gephart ...j...... $13.<50  H. Peardon ;.' - 16.00  R.   Peardon  9.30  (Continued on Page Four)  .to pour in the explosive. With a  little more luck the robbers would  undoubtedly have opened the safe  and made away with the contents.  That Constable Clarkson escaped  without -injury is truly remarkable  as the position he was in permitted  of no escape for him from the shots  of the burglar. Had the two outlaws worked together in this they  could, have bottled the constable in  the corner of the court room entrance as this entrance is walled in  on three sides.  Judging from the address Mr. Abbott gave them he had the gift of  persuasion essential to securing the  sympathies of the farmers along the  Fraser (Valley .and to bring producer  and consumer together.  The appointment was made unanimously.  Mr. Abbott stated his intention to  make good and had no doubt of it  as he counted upon the co-operation  of the executive committee, a co-operation which the members heartily  asured him of.  Some conversation was held as to  the length of the engagemeent which  concluded so satisfactorily that Mr.  E. Hutcherson, of Delta, observed,  "You will sink or swim with the  league. That is the kind of man we  want.  The question of inducing the municipalities and public bodies still  standing out from the league was  briefly discussed and it was resolved  that the commissioners should undertake a missionary enterprise and  convert the infidels, a mission the  president considered he was amply  qualified for.  Reeve Lougheed, of Maple Ridge,  who presided at the latter part of  the meeting, stated that he and Mr.  Buchannon of Maple Ridge, would  visit Matsqui Municipality on the  conversion stunt.  It  was remitted to  a small  committee to  report on  the best mode"  of incorporation either under the agricultural act or under the benevo-   <  lent societies act."  <H  TENDERS  Presbyterian Ladies' Aid  Tenders are called for painting  and decorating of the Abbotsfor'd  Presbyterian Church and Sunday  School room. Tenders to be in the  bauds of the secretary not later than  July 7th,  1914.  Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  Specifications as to color and further details can be obtained from  the Secretary.  MRS. H. W. SMITH  v  m^m!m&M%^m5������mm^mm.  i^^^^^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  6.  ���������4*  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published  Kvery Friday by The Post Publishing Company '  A weekly. Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Our  Advertising  rates  made  known  on  application  Shibboleth���������Neither   for   iior   agin'   the   Government-  FRIDAY, JUNE 26th/ 1914  The Mny.isspo of the Agricultural  Gazette   ol)   Canada    may  well     bo  termed the Agricultural co-operation  ' number., ' Co-opcrativo legislation in  Canada is reviewed by T.  K. Doher-  ty,   U L.   D.,  coiumissioncr for Canada of tho .International  Institute of  Agriculture.   In  this article  wc  find  that  .liritish   Columbia,  as  far  back  as   18 9 7   in   tho   Farmer's   Institute  Co-opcratiun   Act,  .provided   for'cooperation   for     economic     purposes.  Various amendments to this Act prepared   tho   way   for   the   passing  of  and  the writer roaches the conclusive   Agricultural   Associations'   Act,  39 11, which gives these farmers' associations  wide  powers in  co-operative    endeavor.      The    co-operative  movement   as   expressed -in   legislation  in  other  provinces is outlined,  ion that much lias been accomplished  in recent years to facilitate co-operation and that these legislative measures cannot fail to be followed    by  beneficial results.  Agricultural co-operative activity  in the different provinces is reviewed by qualified correspondents. Go-  operative creameries, marketing of  eggs, of fruit and vegetables, and  co-operative production are given  attention. The province of Ontario  has 9 5 co-operative selling organizations, 20 of them being egg circles.  Manitoba has found it profitable .to  promote co-operative marketing of  poultry products. British Columbia's success in. the co-operative  marketing of fruit is of outstanding  importance. Prince .Edward Island  farmers have made considerable advance in co-operation, the co operative marketing of eggs being the  most important agricultural movement in that province. " Nineteen  egg circles were in active operation  during the year of 1913, with a mem  bership of 1,220, and for the past  twelve months had a record in egg  shipments, of 17 5,000 dozen; 71 circles are now organised, the Dominion Department of Agriculture promoting this movement. The egg  circle movement in Ontario and in  Quebec is also strong.  out that there is a- possibility that  both Chilliwack and Hammond associations could be got into lino with  the ultimate object in view of forming a gigantic association to include  the growers of the entire lower main  land.  The -benefits  that    would     result  from the organization of such a body  would   be   limitless.   There   can   be  no   question   of   that.    What   would  have  become of the growers in the  neighboring- state   of  Washington���������  in the Puyallup and Yakima valleys  weue it not for the fact that they are  organized and  banded together, into  one   large   bodjy.    They   have   been  able   to   appoint   commissioners  and  to   build   canneries   to  handle  their  surplus   fruit.    They   have   been   in  a   position,to   secure-  express   rates  tiiat   could   not   be   had   otherwise.  The benefits' reaped by these American  organizations'"are many.    They  could be obtained here were a concerted  tffort  made  to secure  them.  One   little   association  alone   would  hardly   be   heard,   but  the   demand  voiced by every grower in the entire  valley would undoubtedly bear some  weight with the powers that,, be.  It would take some considerable  manipulating to affect the full co-operation of all the different fruit and  i  produce growing districts in this  valley but the matter could be accomplished and it would be well  worth the effort. .  The Provincial Government, in the'  person of Mr. Winslow, has an enthusiastic representative,' as was  indicated at the meeting held here.  And if there ever is a concerted effort made at organization of the entire Fraser Valey growers the able  assistance of, Mr. Winslow can surely be counted on.  same prompt delivery .applies to;the  crabs   from "Maryland   waters,   fruit  and,, vegetables  from   Delaware  and  Maryland;- poultry,' butter "and  egg'.-*  from the farms of either state or any  other source of supply in the Philadelphia zone where tlie bureau has  established connections with producers���������or   dealers.    While  the  bureau  system   contemplates' quantity   purchasing, it is adapted to consumer.-!  as  well  as retailers or jobbing and  commission   houses.    Each   Monday  morning William Tunis, chief industrial  agent  of  the  company's  order  arid food products bureau, mails to  several  thousand  dealers,  clubs and  other   quantity  .buyers   a   price   lis,t  for   the   work,   subject   in   case   of  dealers to violent fluctuations.due to  excess   production   or   unlooked   for  scarcity.  In Canada we do things differently  taking care not to disturb .the"bigJ  interests." Our parcels post system is so designed that it contains  no terrors for the express companies,  owned and operated by the .railway  companies. The United States government is not only striking at tho  high  cost of living by reducing tho  tariff on many commodities and abolishing the duty on food stuffs entirely, but it is taking measures which  compel the transportation companies  and public carriers to enlist in service for .the poople.  DIGGING   AT   THE ROOTS.  With such examples the co-operative marketing movement which the  Fraser Valley Development League  seeks to promote should receive encouragement and the" executive be  strengthened in their aim to unite  the producers of the Fraser Valley  in co-operative activities of the utmost importance to agricultural pros  perity.  A movement that promises much  good for the fruit growers of this  district is being inaugurated by the  fruit growers of both Hatzic and  Mission.  As  has' been   previously   reported  in these columns the local fruit producers through their secretary have  been   asked   for   quotations   on   car  load   loty. of   raspbarries.    Fearing  that   there   would' nc't   be   sufficient  fruit available to fill a' car daily it  was  deemed  advisable to  invite  the  growers of Hatzic to associate with  the   Mission   growers  to   attain   this  ��������� end.    Several  meetings have recently been held in which the matter has  been   thoroughly   threshed   out  with  the   result  that  Mission  and   Hatzic  will   work   together  for  this  season  at least in the shipping of their fruit."  Desiring definite information on tlie  prevailing .express rates it was considered good policy to get expert advice on. the matter.    Accordingly an  invitation was extended to Mr. Winslow, secretary of the British Columbia   Fruit   Growers,   at  Victoria,   to.  come to Mission City and address a  meeting   of   growers.    Mr.   Winslow  wired his acceptance of the invitation  and arrived and addressed a meeting  the   following  evening.    During  the  course of this meeting it was given J Philadelphia   the  When   the   United   States   government went into the parcel post bus  iness a short time ago the general  opinion was that the private express  companies which  had  been   doing a  roaring  trade  working in   collusion  iwith   the   railway  companies   would  ;be done for.    In fact, one company  at least announced that it would retire from what appeared in prospect  to be an unremunerative field.    But  the Adams Express Company had a  different idea.    It announced that it  would branch out and do things that  no government could touch, and incidentally play a part in the solution  of the high cost of living.'.Here is  what  the  Adams  Express. Company  is going, to  do:'    The company will  promote more intimate-relations be-  between the producer or dealer and  the  consumer .and  create a  market  for food products that in the ordinary  complicated    and    cumbersome  system of handling commodities frequently means a loss to the'grower  and   entails  unnecessary high'  costs  to the ultimate buyer.    The company  will become a clearing house for excess   production,   disposing   of  fruit,  berries,   butter,   eggs,   poultry,   fish,  meat   and   other  food   articles   at  a  minimum expense to seller and buyer.    The   company   will   become   responsible    to     both;   delivering  the  commodities at the the buyer's door  and the money to the seller without  any intervening agency. The rate on  the class of merchandise for which  the bureau has been designed is 25  per cent, below the commercial rate  fixed     by    the interstate commerce  commission, < and is no  higher than  parcels   post  charges.   'The   feature  of the  bureau system-is immediate  delivery service.    The;company . .will  establish   centres   from     which     its  services   will   radiata    Fish, ��������� fresh  from the water at Chincoteague, Va.,  in    the  . morning are   delivered   in  NEW   WESTMINSTER   MARKET  There was an unusually large attendance of city and Valley residenio  at the New Westminster weekly market held last Friday morning and all  were eager to buy with the result  that the alleyways around the different stalls presented a very brisk  appearance.1 .All carried 'away a  package of supplies and the vendors  were more than satisfied with the  morning's  sales.  The surprising feature ' of the  whole market' was the fact that beef  took a sudden big .raise in price.  Last Friday sthe-best beef rib roasts  could be had for 18 cents the pound  but Friday the buyer had to ��������� paj  from 22 to 25 cents'the pound;. 25  to 28 cents the pound was asked for  loin of.beef.and 30 cents for, short  loin. Beef sirloin was 27 cents per  pound,   .while  boiling  beef  was   15c  Old^ fashioned- _Canterbury >, bells  and potted plants"'sold' the best in  the flower department. ' The bells  could' be had for; 25 cents the doz.  Carnations dropped to two dozen "for  25 cents. Cut roses were 25 cents-  the dozen. Cabbage plants brought  5 cents the dozen, while, tomato  plants were 10, cents the dozen.  ' '-'Squabs,.wore 25 cents each while  grey and black rabbits could be had  for 60 cents.the''pair! .  Tlie prices in feed were stationary.  The'fblowing prices were quoted;  Wholesale Poultry  Poultry,  live.weight  ..*.'. 23e to 24c  Ducks, live weight  ���������.'. 18c to 22c  ;. Retail  Poultry  Small chicks, per'crate ..��������� $3.00  Ducks, live weight  22c  Ducks,  small, each....  35c .  to  50, c  Squabs,  each,'..-: ..' 25c  Spring Chickens, dressed per lb..25e  Hens, dressed per Jb  .... 20c to 22c  - - ��������� Vegetables  Cucumbers,   each    15c  Rhubarb, per lb  15c  Cabbages,   2 - for    r 15c  Potatoes,  per ton     $30.  Potatoes per sack   $1.50  Potatoes,  new,  lb     5c to 7c  .Carrots,'3   bunches        10c  Onions,' green,   3   bunches       5c  Asparagus, 2 bunches   20c  Beets,   3   bunches    10c  Cabbages per sack   75c  Parsnips,  per sack     75c  Parsley, per bunch   5c  Peas,  2  lb  for   25c  Radishes, two bunches for ,  5c  Tomatoes, per lb   25c  Spinach, 3 lb for  ...) " 10c  Turnips, 3  bunches for   10c  Lettuce, per bunch'.  5c  i Eggs   und   Buter  Eggs, retail,  35c  Eggs,  wholesale,    30c  Butter, retail, lb   35c to 40c  Butter, wholesale, lb  30 to 35c  Pure cream cheese, lb   50c  Honey, per lb   25c  Devonshire  cream,  pint     45c  Wholesale   Meat  Pork, salt, per lb   :.13c  Pork lb  '. :  11, to ll%c  Pigs,  small,  each  $2   to  $5  Mutton, per "lb  '. '.  12c  Leg of. mutton, lb  ...r ;  22c  Veal, medium, per lb  J .'-16%  Veal, large, lb  -.....; 12c to 15c  Retail Meats  Beef, best rib roasts-.; 22 to 25c  Beef, loin 28 to 30c  Beef,   short  loin   ���������.  30c  Beef,   sirloin.    : .).-    27c  Boiling beef  ' 12 %   to  15c  Beef, pot roast  '.  18c  Pork      '20c   to   25c  Mutton per lb -: '.  22c  Leg of Mutton   25c  Sugar cured corn beef, per lb .���������. 15c  Picnic hams, par .lb"' :.'.'.'. '.  14c  Pure lard-..'.!.'.': )  15c to 16c  Sugar cured, bacon   22c  Sugar cured boneless, ham   25c  Pigs, small, each $2 to $5  Spring Lamb, forequarter ea. $1.50  Spring Lamb, hind qr., each ....$2.50  Pork   Chops   ...:.    18c  GENERAL NEWS ITEMS  A Victoria young lady, who was  being followed and annoyed by a  Chinaman, punched her pursuer so  thoroughly with her fists that he fell  oh his knees and begged for mercy.  He was assessed $20 for the privilege  of taking the beating.  Constable Bass', of New Westminster, asserts that a Japanese, possibly a naval officer from one. of the  battleships now in Vancouver *harbor  was observed by him taking notes of  harbor improvements at the Royal  City, and is of the opinion that he is  a spy.  A precedent was established at the  Ashcroft post office a few days ago  when the postmaster extracted from  a mail bag six live turtles which'had  been traveling via parcel post from  Kelowna and, consigned to a party in  Ashcroft.  pllllUlllUIIIIIIIIIIIIIJIIIM  i .}.c  ���������>,  per pound and beef pot" roasts were  Home-mad epork sausage .15 cto 20c  same   day.  18 cents per pound.  New potatoes again were in abundance and sold!very rapidly at 5 and  C cents the pound. By the sack  they could be had for $4. The majority of the potatoes were grown at  Clayton while a small shipment was  brought from 'Delta. Old potatoes  could be had for $1.50 the sack, or  $30 per ton.  . Strawberries grown in the district  of Delta, Lan'gley, an|d Sapperton  sold briskly' at $2 the crate. By  the box they; were two for 25 cents.  Gooseberries could be had for two  pounds for- 25 cents. Currants  could be had for 10 cents the pound.  Cherries were in abundance at 8 to  10 cents the-,pound.' '    .-"'  Ripe tomatoes grown at Ladner  dropped from 25 cents the pound to  20 cents the pound. . Peas were  also cheaper and sold at 10. cents  the pound, as well as cabbages,  which could be had at 5 cents , the  head. Beets, Carrots and, onions  went rapidly at three bunches for  10 cents.- Radishes and turnips,  were two bunches for. 5 cents. . Cress  and parsley brought 5 cents a bunch.  Eggs and butter remained at last  weeks quotations, viz., 35 cents the  dozen for eggs retail, and 30 cents  the dozen wholesale, and for butter  35 to '40 cents the pound .retail and  30 to 35 cents the pound Avholesale.  Duck eggs, were 75 ceaits to $1 per  setting. Devonshire ci'eam brought  from Glenwood, near Fort Langley,  sold rapidly at 25 cents for a half  pint at 45 cents per .pint. For  cream cheese could be had at 50  cents the pound.  In   the  chicken  department  broiling chickens and young ducks were  the.host sellers.    The broilers could  be had for the usual price of 25 to  28  cents the pound. ���������     Ducks again  took a sudden drop in price andsold  for 16  to 19 cents  the pound.    Old  chickens were . 18    to,   20 cents the  pound.    Chickens   and   ducks   four  and five days old wexe 25'.cents each.  Veal-and pork in the meat aeccion  wore   the  predominating  seller* going at    the stationary  price  of  30  cents the pound for veal and 20 to  25 cents,the pound! for pork. In the  fish';stalls fresh herring and smelts  were the principal, sellers    at    last  week's price, that    of    10 cents the  pound  for; smelt   and  three  pounds  The for 25 cenis were asked for herring. I  Salted Pigs'.Head, per lb   8e  Pickled Pigs feet, per lh ~  8 c  Pickled  pigs'  shanks,  per  lb  10c  Sugar  cured  corn  pork   15c  to  20c  Sugar cured hogs' heads, per lb ���������..8c  WEB5TES& <yt  ME$Jj<TEKN/!ffI0M],  The Merriam Webster  Every day in your talk and reading, at  home, on the street car, in the office, ohop  and school you likely question the meaning- of some n������u> word.   A friend asks:  ���������'What makes mortar harden?"   Yoa'seek  the location of LoehKatrtneor thepronun-. j  elation of Jujutau.    What is tshiia eoatf '  This New Creation answers all kinds of,  questions In Language, HiBtory, Biography. ' j  'Fiction,Foreign Worda, Trades, Arte and  Sciences, with final authority. k  400,000 Words.    ��������� *>  g    SOOO Illustrations. 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Site U%x6%x  S Cinches.    .  g Write for SFMlnuapaew,  5= Uhutxatloiu, ������to.  = ManUom tills  j= tmblleatteat -  S ������ndroc������lT������   .  ������ TBBBaMB  I-.  =3 ef pookas    * '  2 lamps.       -V  I    G.&C  ������      GO,  J gnrtefffto!d,Mass.>  iMaiiiaiiifiifiDiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed arid Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that, feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE.&.McKENZIE  vfe  ft  nsurance  Insure your horses and cattle in  case of accident or death  A valuable Mare is worth insuring, so are  the other farm stock. See me as to cost  of this kind of insurance, which is very  reasonable.  Abbotsford  tl ifi  i .V J  u  ' N  M  hi  m  I n  m  .it-]  ii  it  ��������� Si  ��������� m  . h  H  \i  f  [A  ' %  m  0  Vil  !  . IS  ''il  'i .j  V,  -.���������ii i  W  \?  ' ',4,6  'HI  1  I  "^snsswrs!?  rsETOOTJafi&ff^^ ���������>   L  J'  it  !r^wv.,"..*lttl AfeBOTSSORb fcOST, ABBOTSFORD, B. 6. -^  -1-.���������kjtt  ,������������  iiwids wusfai  ���������umilw <     n ihsssSjissMislsMlSiSjrail  iSftt  ���������    In Harrop, B. O, poultry farming  is becoming quite important.'   There  are about 2000 young chickens.there.  The vote on the Cranbrook water  : works  bylaw'- for  $110,000 ,for 'improvement was carried by a,big majority, the-vote-in favor being 153 to  11 against..  - -The mill at Pingston creeiris~now  ' running "full-, swing and' turning out  as much if not more lumber than  usual. There 'are "about fifty men  working there now. , '  - Three foreigners' got into a fight  over. a. poker game in Clinton tlie  other day. They" were fined $100  each, and tlie' guy with the gun in  his pocket was .fined ?200 extra.  The  king's  birthday  honors  have  been announced, but ho members of  the militaiit suffrage." organization  are included in the list.  Thieves tried'to rob a church in  Victoria the other day. Now they  are firm believers in the poverty of  the famous "church mouse."       *  Muskoka, Ont., has beaten the Ontario temperance act to a frazzle.  The   fishermen   who   go   angling ��������� in  that    district    don't want their bait  interfered with.    , '    ,  Coquitlam gets rural mnil delivery,  which is' a pretty good 'excuse for  saying that the Dominion government recognizes the' rising importance of that municipality.  All shoes now in stock to be cleared out  at cost price, including English K Boots, the  regular price of which are $6.00, 6.50 and  7.50 for $4.50, $5.50 and $6.00 per pair.  Prices on other lines cut as low.  Gall and see this offering. You can not  possibly secure anything like the value for  the money elsewhere.  Abbotsford  ������65ft;  \   abbotsford; b.c  '"'l    I l" _  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  ;   RATES, $1.50 TO  $2.00 PER  DAY  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  President;l������has. Hill-Tout:   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford; B.C.  ��������� ��������� 17 ���������  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the-' secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and che&p power  ������r information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  jit the district, and industries Already established.        J  a.'������J'L'.' JitlW������Wtni ���������rTii.."iriljM������ii I.W..II.. ii HI ������*ttt������m,a, .i.r,M.,ni  .������.i  5E  is of as much importance  to you in your daily rout-  ine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as to be  thoro'ly representative of  your your line.  is the kind that will develop your business and  to keep it up to the top-  notch of efficiency.  r-  We are equipped to  handle your every demand in the shape of  printed matter without  exception.  You cannot do better  than by sending your orders for Job Printing to  us. Prices are consistent  with the quality for which  we are noted.  Ufp  ���������wifalim imMtmmmuutnm\Mi*iiii\'i if infirm  =F=aF  I  ������������������'&$,  ���������������������������Mi  ',Ivi|  It  .'.Mftsl Kti  ������' Abbotsford pasi abbotSf^jj. b. d.  IX EJlrIIJ)MKS'  1? A EDO A 8 INC JX E'.i'n^wi  From ���������HHiiiLl'jictm'ei- to (Jonssmi-.  er Direct.  You effect an enormous saving  on Windows, Doors/ Mouldings,  Porch Columns, etc., Building  Paper and lluildcrs' Hardware,  by buying direct by mail.   ���������  Note these prices:  5-CrohK   liuno!   door.s   for  light  tdiuii o������- oil      $1.70  .">   crows   pnnoi   doors   for   dark  ,-tt;'.i:i or pain I      SjU.rH)  \l itidow  i*"r:niios       $1..S0  lioor   i'Vaincs       .'jil.JJS  IviCirythini',- in .stock for ininied-  intc shipment.     We sell    to  anyone.     Ship anywhere.  Write  ior   our   jicw   illustrated  dialogue.  A. B. C'L'SHLW LUMIiKK CO.,  Limited  ������21i Powell St., Vatzc-ouver, T'i.C  Hirnvin^nacent&cwBiXMCk la^HTirturtMinnurjBnssowssf*  Mrs. S. Brooke is entertaining visitors this week.  Mr. F. J. JBoutcr was a New Westminster visitor' for 'a Lew days this  week.  A delightful garden party  held at the residence of Mr.  Nelson earlier in the weak.  Avas  Ben.  Miss Olivine Robertson, of New  Westminster, is spending a, holiday  as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. P. R.  Feolc.  The Women's Auxiliary spent a  i 'oial afternoon on Thursday a< .the  residence oL' Mrs. Dr. Swift. Cake  and tea was served to the ladies present and an enjoyable time was spent.  Jack Anderson, an Abbotsford old  timer, Avho left for California last  fall, has returned to B. C, again and  has opened a real estate and oil office in New Westminster.     ,- ��������� ��������� '  The   death  occured at Abbotsford!  on Wednesday morning of the-infant I  child of Mr. .and Mrs. OAven, of Mt. !  Lehman.    The   remains   were   inter  red in the" Aberdeen cemetery.  The Post reporter has been - informed on pretty reliable authority  that, an officer Avill soon be placed  at the Hazel street crossing (?) to  regulate the traffic at that point.  The report that the Kilgard brick  works Avill resume operations again  is being circulated. It was stated  that the industry is to commence to  operate  again  commencing July  3 si.  Mr. Salt, of tlie local customs office returned Tuesday from Prince  Rupert after having been present at  Masonic Grand Lodge. Mr. Morley,  Avho was also north is enjoying a few  days vacation before resuming his  duties here.  -T _. .     .       __ ,  H.   Peardon   ...;'...' .-        8,88  R.   Banes           6.62  R.   Duncan    : !...       2.25  W.. Mouldy    : :..'. ��������� ,     2.25  Gravelling   south   LePeuvre  road:  R.   Powles    :....:   $  7.50  M.    Pihl    '! '. ,...     15.00  John LePeuvre, assessment expenses    : ..'  ������������������$10.50  H. Gillis, gravelling Mt. Lehman  -road    , '.   $   3/7 5  Western   extension   of   Haverman  roacl'.r���������  N.   Brough    -   $  8.50  It.   Brough    :     8.50  B. Brough  :        8.00  C.  E.   Barnes, refund  of taxes as  per   recommendation,     of     auditor,  $15.16.  1-1. I-l. Logan, Sumas-Matsciui  Boundary road, labor, nails, fuse and  caps, $15.90.-  C. R. Crist, poor relief, re Carlson,  $7.20.  Peter Keay, commission on dog  taxes, $.15.00.  Ben Benson, ditching on Township Line road, $76.00.  Abbotsford Timber- and Trading  Co., lumber for Ward HI, $25.30.  Commission on road taxes collected,  $22.05.  Downes Road Ward I Ward II  P.   Conroy       $24.00     $22.50  If. Powles         20.00       18.75'  T. L. Downes      IS.75       30.00  J.  Conroy  '...,     15.00       20.00  C. Christianson ..... '     20.00       27.50  Rural Mail Route road: ���������  E. W. King   $  9.00  \\ , McCormick   :.. 7.f?0  A. Boyle   ?  15.00  R.   Brough     5.00  N.   Brough     5.00  B. Brough     5.00  W. P. McCormick"   7.50  Total, $54.00.  Pemberton road: ���������  L.  Mackinnon   $33.00  R. Sidle   27.50  J. W. Pennington   15.00  A.- Permor    ". '... 25.00  H.   Nicholson    :... 52.50  H. -White ' .-. '.  25.00  J. Dennison '.  55.00  J.  ToAvlan   '.  27.50  H.   Gillis     50.00  It.   Donaldson     -16.25  W.  Bailey  :  55.00  J. Bailey   26.25  H. Milne   12.50  A.  Boyle         30.00  Total, $450.00.  Melander, McCallum; that bills be  passed  for payment and cheques issued .therefore.    Carried.  Bylaws:  The    "Matsqui    Subdivision    Plan  Approval Bylaw, 1914" Avas re-considered and finally passed, sighed by  the reeve and clerk and sealed Avith  the corporate seal. ���������  , The Rate Bylaw Avas introduced  and passed third reading. : Under  this bylaw the rate on improved property will be 10 mills, on Avild land  4 5 mills and 5 mills for school.purposes, -improvements Avill'-be exempt  from taxation and���������the 30th day of  September will be the last day on  which the rebate will be allOAved.  The reeve .and .Councillor ^Melander  strongly urged for a reduction of the  rate on improved property arid .when'  the bill Avas in the. committee stage  voted against- striking a rate of 10  mills.   '  Councillor' McCallum gave , notice  to introduce a bylaAV to gazette and  establish a road of a width of forty  feet'on the eastern boundary of D.  L. 203, Gp. 2;. from the Clayburn  road to the Township line road.  The council then " adjourned to  meet in the Municipal. Hall on' Saturday, July 4th, at .10 o'clock, a.m.  WANTED to rent 100 to 150 acres, house and' barn, with option to  buy. W.   P.   Challes,  Box,   20,  Eburne  Station,   Eburne,   B,   C.  f63i  FOR RI0i\T���������Rooms or offices, ��������� neAV  centrally located. Charge reasonable. Apply R. Shortreed; at  Customs Office.  KILN DRIED Board Ends can now  be obtained from the mill.....Order  at once while the stock, lasts:, $2.50  for a large double wagon-box full delivered Cheapest and best summer  wood you can buy.        .   "  Abbotsford Timber & Trading Co.  EVERYTHING FOR  THE BATH ROOM  for the kitchen, and for every  room in the house in the way  . of plumbing work, or fittings, ,  is our specialty. We do good  work, quickly done, aud our '  charges can never be said to be,  exhorbitant:, When you' are  next in need of a plumber, do  not forget to send for us; we  Avill serve you well.  .      WM. ROBERTS    .  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bid?.      '    ' Abbotsford  FRESH FRUIT  Strawberries, Cherries, " Bananas, Oranges,  Fresh daily. Leave your' order with us for  Preserving Fruit, prices as low as the lewest.  We handle MacLaren's Laureritia ' Milk  and Cream. ���������   Milk in large  tins,   2   for   25c.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  ^  rj.._.u:m.-i. iulu- - .'i ������������������������������������.. -  The Successful Portrait  must be an. -interpretation as  Avell as a likeness, must catch  something of the mood and mystery of the sitter, as Avell as the  more salient features and expressions.  We have made portrait Avork'  a special study,- and our studio  has all the modern equipment  for making photography a fine  art. -.-;.' , ;''>'; ;���������'.';.  The Royal Studio  Mr. BroAvn, of the Dominion Poav-  der company, Avas in toAvu for a day,  on his Avay cast. While here he remarked that there is no 'likclyhood  ol! operations commencing in their,  factory here until Avell on in the fall  of the year.  E. Oo Brundage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work  in  Painting,   Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at practical prices  isa  that  can use  Foley, Welsh a.'.'tf ^cewart, the contractors Avho put the Great Northern  line through here and A\iio have' had  their construction outfit stored at  the head of Sumas lake since the line  Avas finished 'have this Aveek moved  the outfit to parts unknown.  School closed for the summer holidays this afternoon Avith closing exercised, by the children at \yhich-the  parents of most of the scholars Avere  present. Now commences a period  ofu'nalloyed joy to the children and  consternation to the fond parents.  OIL'S   I1KNZ1XK   IN   AISKOTSFORJ)  They talk about their gas and oil, .  So  let thorn  drill and harrow.  But the only guy that has the goods  Is our. old friend "Jack" SparroAV.  HOTEL  ARRIVALS  Abbotsford   Hotel  IvI. Joy, Vancouver  Bert Hall, Hope  Hugh   rtiidl'ord.  Murrayville.  Philip McCallum, Bradner  \).  A. Thomas,   Sumas  Jennie   Malmie,   Minneapolis  Victor ���������AVoodworth,   Cliilliwack  A.   Uceslon,   Vancouver  C. J. Wiiid'iuist.. Huntingdon  .AJAT.SQU1   COUNCIL  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY. B.C.  M. MaoDonald.   H. Watson, Mgr.  EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c and $1.00  per day  First Class Grill and Bar in Connection.   Free Sample Room.  The leading: Commercial  House  . of the Fraser Valley.  Porfer meets all trains  ^The Guaranteed "ONE DYE for  All Kinds of Cloth.  h Cleaa,8lmple, No Chance of Mletalcea. TRY  T|   IT I Send for Free Color Card and Booklet.  JTbeJobaaon.Rictaardaoa Go. limited, Montreal  i^fflaprrglgr������TaltelH>alBli<lrilg|tf^M  J. H. JONES  ��������� Funeral Director  1  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Conneetion. Mission City  J. K.'"MCMENEMY  Horseshoer and. General   .  Blacksmith  fflttf^*^  ���������(Coistiriued from Page One)  Township Line road, south of Cowman road:���������  C.   GeplKwt   no.50"  A. Cumbenvorth        8.88  w   ���������   ar  Ibuys Perfume���������  ���������She Chooses it with as much discrimination as she does her gowns and hats.  It must be distinctive in character���������It must breathe  refinement���������and it must be of strictly high quality.  Cofson's Toilet Requisites fill all these requirements,  whether in Perfumes, Toilet Waters, Face Creams,  or Talcs.  They are composed of the most expensive materials, carefully compounded by  skilled chemists. ,  perfumes &Joiletf>ecfamies  Corson's "IDEAL ORCHID" and Corson's '"POMANDER" line of  Perfume, Toilet Water, Talcum Powder, etc., are particular favorites.  Ask your draggut lor 10c. sample of tte Orchid odor. 1  SOVEREIGN PERFUMES LIMITED      .'    ���������-'     TORONTO, ONT.  (Exclusively engaged in the manufacture of Perfumes and Toilet.Requisites)  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  Repairs  Firit-class Carriage Painter in  Connection  ectricity. on tlie'Farm  There are.many lines of work about the farm which may be don  by the electric current to great advantage. The first cost of installing a small motor is insignificant compared vrlth the time and  labor which will be saved by its work at a small cost for current  Pumping water, grinding feed, sawing wood, operating cream separators, churns, etc., are classes of farm work for which electricity  is now generally used. \  The provision of electric current also makes it possible for you  to have the convenience of modern lighting? aa well as the facilities for using electric labor saving apliancea such aa Irons,  Washing Machines, etc., in the house. ..'<���������'  See our , Light and Power representative at Abbotsford if you  are interested in saving of time and labor made possible by using  the electric current. i: ���������       .;,;.?',.  SEE THIS APPLIANCE AT OUR ^SALESROOMS.  LIGHT & POWER OFFICE ADJOpm0?������^>  ABfeOTS*pRD  i  r  X  ^  If  i^araBflssrorag^^

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