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 ���������ir  LEG1SUT/*/  ^/V 25 1912   V~  . -_"t\.._ ���������  rvrrrrr  Vol. V., No. 7.  ABBOTSFORD, B. G.*, FRIDAY,'   JUNE 21,   1912  $1.00 PER YEAR  ���������r������ -T, "vr rfTiTTV-t ���������  ."���������������ar  JKSi^fS  .'."���������r.; <jg'?ac  ataaum-rrVirr frfjt'i i~  '-JT-���������r---;;-  CANADA  DAY IN SUMAS  ��������� J  &   I our money oac  if not satisfied &i  m  ABBOTSFORD and HUNTINGDON, B. C  %>l  A special shipment of B.  C.  Panamas has been  received and.are selling at 15c each.  S=  A stylish Auto Coat is just what many people-  ne?d.   Secure your choice from a   fine stock at  Cut Rates.  Soft Collars of the latest style at 25c. and 35c.  Our Specialty-We carry the largest stock in town  of Men's Shirts. ;  For a Few Days-Men's Working Shoes at a discount'  tore  V*  =32=  J  ' The SurJ.-.s people are making  big prepr-rat'ons for the three day  celebration which th'ey are pulling  oif on thj i.'"ourth,.Fifth and Sixth  of July. Like all 'previous colcb-  biations kol.l in the border town,  this will cover a number of entertaining features. Horse racing,  cluldrcns spouts, parades, fireworks  bower dancos and all the fun of  carnival are promised !and there is  biit little doubt about the success  which will be made of it. Sumas  has already established quite a  reputation for entertaining her  guests and through her entertainment is soemtimes a moist one,  everybody seem to go' away satisfied.,  Saturday, the 6th, has been set  aside as Canad aDay .and all cht  features of the day will be of an  international character! The In tor  national Tug-of-war will be pulled  off in the forenoon, and there wili  be International racing in the after  neoon on the new race-track which  has been specially built for the occasion out at the'City iPark. Last  ���������year Abbotsford won ithe tug-of-  war and if the boys feel like undertaking such. strenuous .^vcereise a-  ,gain, there is ho 'doubt-'of the outcome 'this year. The racing program for Canada' Day, includes  iboth running >and trotting races.  -Indian pony, races and ordinary-  pony races .are also featured and  .the purses put up are worthy of  an effort. Music will be furnished  .by military ..bands and :the orchestral music, in. the*- dance pavilliond,  promises to be of the best. There wil  be rio less than five dance pavilions  most of them, of the out of do*>r  variety through Martin's Orchestra will have their usual stand iu  the new enlarged West's <ppera  house.  The new theatre will be compiet  ed in time for the celebration and  the proprietors have made arrange  ments for a continuous vaudeville  program, the Dream.and Rose theatres will also run continuously  with varied vaudeville and motion  pictures. Several carnival-compan  ies have signified their intention of  being in Sumas for the three.big.  days and' there will b.e the usual  collection of side-shows, lemonade  and sandwich stands, .and the hot  dog joints will.be, much in evidence. ���������'. ���������     '���������. ��������� .���������  The judges in the race met v.  be selected from both local and  visiting horsemen and judges in  the parade will also be selected  from among the visitors. Abbotsford is getting ready for Canada  Day.arid there is some talk of hir ���������  ing a guard to look after the town  while the-rest of us go down and  take in the 'sights.   '  TUG-OFrWAR TEAM  The Abbotsford Tug-of-war team  wish this paper to announce thai:  they will be willing to go to Sumas on Canada Day'or any.other  day of the celebration, always pro-  \ided that a good sum is put up  to pull for; It was. last year that  the rope was carried home to Ao-  botsford announcing the victory.  This year the boys think they can  do it again,, and if they go over  they intend to take a good team  with them-ranother rope they must  have this year. -  .     .       SIR "DEWDNEY DICK" " "     - ���������' .���������������  Sir Richard McBride, Premier of 15. C. who, 'it*' is announced, has  been created a Knight CommanUii of the most 'distinguished Ordcir  of St. Michael and St. George, by Ills Gracious Majesty'King George**  V. Sir' Richard will probably, ai ways be known to ��������� his friends in  Dewdney,  where he. had. poIiULai  birth as Sir ������������������DewdBcy'-'DIckv  i- ������  OU!R   WATER   WORKS . SYSTEM  What is the matter with the'eom-  mittee elected some time ago 'lo  look into the matter,.of a- system  of water works for the-town ?     ��������� ��������� I  A reference to ' the events* that  took place at a recent meeting of  the Board of Trade 'shows that a  committee was appointed to go  to Victoria to confer with the gov  eminent on the question of assistance towards "a scheme , of water  works and fire protection for the  town of Abbotsford. )  ' It is needless for this paper oi  any person in the town to discuss  the question of a water system  that will serve the purpose of ib  sisting in fire protection and also  serve the purpose of the home; out.  .here seems no organized method  *)f setting about the.'matter. TiiO'  .dea of appointing a' committee'lo  accompany the representative ol  the district to Victoria to confer  with the government was on tht  part of the Board of Trade, an excellent scheme, but'it does not appear to have materialized."  There is bound to be some u.-c-  .planation at the next meeting of  the Board of Trade wh ythe committee has no report to make, il  is certain some one has to shoulder the blame.   Several of the com-  it  mittee were seen this week, ana  none of them knew anything about  it.* .They all appeared to bewailing for someone who was sup|,oo  ed to make arrangements with the  government for a date for a con  ference. Those who have '-'read  this paper will .know the -pel'soii"  referred to.        ���������. "  ;\ "'*"  SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS.  * The high school entrance exam  inations commenced in the district  on Wednesday and closed on Friday. The pupils writing number  26, and the e.camihat'ion is being  conducted by Mr. D.'-Robinson, of  -Vancouver. The" names of Lh?  scholars with their schools are as  follows: -  *  Abbotsford���������Agnes Gillen, Allan  . ,1-1-Tout, Grace Kennedy, Florence  McPhee, Stewart McPhee, Maggie  Shortreed, :Edna-Walters, Rosilua  Zcigler";        '  Aberdeen���������Jane cHardie, Albert  Lehman, Caroline Lehman.  Clayburn���������Thompson Kirkpatrick  Violet Stewart.      .. ..  ���������   Glcjnmorcf- Kathleen,     Conroy,  Margaret Conroy.     .  Matsqui���������Pearl Alexander, Edna  Carlson, Otto Dlougen, Geoi go  ICruickshank, .'Charles Goto^chiLJ.,.  Nellie Lancaster, Rachael LancaJt-  er, Wyven Page.  Ridgedale���������Eric Elin, Mary Smith  Huntingdon1���������Mercy   Skinner.  The results of the examinations  are expected from Victoria about  the middle of July.  Mr. Irwin Ellis, recently of Manitoba, is visiting his old friend,  -Mr. M. Ware Copeland", our esteemed druggist. Mr. Ellis was formerly from Waterloo county, Ont.,  and, well, it was an enjoyable talk  of old- times "back in Ontario."  Meeting the editor they even roped him to telling and asking about  old friends "back east." Mr. Ellis  (vill probably remain in tlie west?  Don't   forget  the   dance   in   tin;  .Maple .leaf. Hall "on July tlst.  Jm  "Sots'," tftR ASB6$9#OB������> t>0$%      ABBOtSFORD, B. C.  -\- wi. ,������.ri ,��������� /,-,...  ������.-  '������^������:  TftrnBfilT i. ' i ���������'   ������������������   --   *������������������-'���������   -'���������'--������=  SQfaM  THB AMOTSFOM) F.QST  ���������Pa-fc-fisb**   ������very   Frt*������a*   *V    the   Poat  Fubliiihirfc Compp*"y.  A weekly Journal devoted,to tho intev-  tula of Abbetaf<������i-������1 a������d suw -*������������<ll**."*r afc>-  tutafc'.  Atfvertlainff Rates- made kn������v>. *n amplication.  LKffAL. ADVaKTlBINS���������12 opnta per  line for first Insertion, and 8 cents a nw  tor oU ftubae������iicnt'a������n.sec������tlv6 Insertions.  Our Sbibbalotli������������������VetUaov for nor nfl-to*  fcio   ������ovommaat.  FRIDAY,    JUNE 21    1912  1H������ 'IK i    ���������������    ���������   -U        'Ji-M-J  mJlJJMLJ-L-UJiXIIWJ  "Lest We Forget-" Forget what?  Why' that if we all pull together  that we can make the little town  of Abbotsford one of .the most imr  portant towns in the Fraser. Valley, if we all pull together. Almost  every time the editor takes a walk  around the town, meeting the bua-  ' iness men and others in the course  of a day's hunting for news, does  he meet with contradictory .opinions on the public matters that af-  feet the town's interests. This is  a good sign if properly directed,  but the only thing in the town that  is lacking is for someone to take  the reigning hand and guide the  destinies of the town in a mannei  which will bring credit to the town  and above all make it a prosperous burg. Here is an opening lor,  someone who cares not whatotheis  say but convinces people that he  is right.   Who will the leader be?  ABBOTSFORD AGRICULTURAL  FAIR  It is about time that some" move)  was made towards getting the list  of,prizes ready for the Abbotsford  Fair this fall. It does not do to  let matters go too long, so as to  have matters hurried. A number  of the other Associations in thjs  Valley have their prize list already  in hand in order to have^it in '  shape for the date of the fair.  '��������� (Simply 'because there is .some  misunderstanding between the gov  einment and those appointed to  secure the charter, that is no reaa-  son why the Fair should not be  pioceeued with. Last year's Fair  was a success in every way and  without government assistance.  There are juat as many supporiwr*  behind the Abbotsford Fair tnis  year as there was last year. Wny  not the committee proceed,  NO ROAD AFTER ALL -,,  There waa a reporc this vveeit  tnuL tae properly u������v*hjj.-8 were uu-  \.Hung to give me land to enanie  ��������� tne cuancii co gaaeue uie road ru*-  ierreu to in tne foiiowmg motion  passeu   uy cue AiuiuijUi council ut  tnat a road be gazetted between  tne Harrop and Ben Nelson property through Ware property and  Abbotsford Timber and( Trading  Company land, to be used as a  public road, 66 feet wide."  - It is not likely that the Matsqui  council will purchase the property  fiom the owners in order to enable  them to gazette the road, as the  road is for the benefit of the settlers. Of course the blockade may  only be a rumor, but th������ parties  concerned have the privilege of  denying the rumor.  THE   MARKET.  At the Westminster market Friday last, the fish stalls shared with  the poultry section the honor of  atttacting the greatest number orf  buyers. The supply was,unusually large, and included more vaii-  etieB than ever. Considerable attention was drawn to a number  ber of shad caught in .the Fraset.  These fish are v������ry rare, beia#  caught only about this time of tha  year and then in small numbeu  many buyers looked on-them with  suspicion engendered by lack of  acquaintance, there were a. sufficient number who. knew their claims  to distinction ,to buy them up rapidly at 15 cents. Boundary Bay  crabs had a good sale at two for  a quarter, and there was the usual demand for spring ^1^0,1*,  Dolly Vardon trout, sturgeon, hei-  rings and smelts.  The meat market reached pioo-  ably its lowest ebb today, when  there was neither beef nor mutton  available, only the smallest supply  of pork, and a; fair supply of veal.  The buyers waited anxiously on  the coming of the steamer Transfer in the hope that there would  be some beef on her, but wt-rc  doomed to dissappointment, only  two calves being discharged. Th**  prices stiffened a fraction, poik  changing hands at 14 cents and  veal commanding 13 to 13>ic according to quality.  Potatoes are still falling, and the  supply which poured into the market today indicates that the farmers are now unloading .their stock  before the new growth arrives in  quantity, and there is every prospect of the bottom falling out of  the market entirely^ -As it is, a  quantity was offered ot $25 per  ton, and while others were holding  out for $28, there did not seem to  be any buyers at that Hjfure. ,  Of this season's produce in vegetables and small fruits, the newest arrival is the plebian gooseberry, which sold readily at 15c  a box'. These were of the cook-  inlg variety, and judging from the  remarks of buyers, gooseberry pic  will be a favorite dish for some  days to come. Rhubarb was present in better quantity, and stravr-i  berries were also more plentiful  selling at 15c per box. Lettuce/  fctill appeared to be the only representative of the vegetable  kingdom, the expected appearance  of other spring vegetables having  apparently been delayed b/ tin  week's h*a\'y raias,  Eggs   were plentiful    and    me'  f with    a   ready   demand,   but   the  ���������price remained firm at '6b cents retail and 28, to, 30 cents  wholesale.  Butter sold at the same price of  35 cents to 40 cents.  As the season advances the number and variety of cut flowers increases,   and   there   was   a   great  display, iiiai-i-in^   a   h^^^^xl  j.      liant color in the otherwise sombre precincts of the market building. lJot plants were also good  sellers, as were hanging baskets  Japanese tubs, and various other  forms.  me market was mostly a poultry affair and ss a coupie. of  thousand birds were offered, uie  price hit the down grade early jnu  kept on going down. N^ce> y;***  riymoutu rocks, Cochins, Urphnig-.  ton's and other heavy breeds soid  at $X> but the ligncer birds, Leto  .'horns, etc., went at from $7.58 j������ei  dozen down to 50c per bird. Tne.  snow down of ducks and pigejus  was particularly good. Ducks ������iold  at from $9 to   11 per dozen,.  Potatoes, per sack  $1.5.0 to  .3.  Potatoes   per   ton    *$l25   to   :5si  Carrots, per sack  1.25  Beets, per sack     .1.00*  Seed potatoes,per ton��������� $20 to-4-2.50  Parsnips,, per sack  ��������� 1.08  Lettuce, per bunch   5c  Onions,   2   bunches    oc  Eggs and  Butter  Eggs, retail, per dozen    ..-.���������. iJcn  Eggs, wholesale   28 to 5������c  Butter, retail, per lb  35c to 49c  Honey per comb  ��������� ������������������  ii������c  Poultry , ���������'   .  Poultry, live weight  19c.loJ0r  Laying hens, per doz,  9 to $16  Broilers,, per lb. ������������������,��������������������������� ������������������  30c  Squabs,   per   pair    ��������� I������������i  Ducks, per pound v��������� ���������  29c  Wholesale Meat  Beef, per lb '���������.-���������.���������.......... 8c to 16c  Veal small  ��������� 12c to 13c  Mutton - ���������-  He to l������ta  Pork, per lb  ��������� ��������������������������� 12c tol2^c  Retail Meat  Boiling beef  : - 10c to 14  Beef,   pot   roact *3c  Veal  13c to l3Ji  Pork, per lb., ���������-    llc  ���������Sugar   cured   bacon       23c  Sugar cured corn pork ���������15c to L;9c  Mutton           i7c  Dressed  chicken,  lb       25c  Homemade pork sausage lb ��������������������������� 20c  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      4-������c  Fish  Salmon red  spring  ���������������������������  13c  ���������Salmon,   white    '���������    ������u  Sturgeon     >-5c,  Herring           *c  Halibut           13c  ac  10c  ibe  -5c  ���������-de  EMPRESS  CO. FOR  MISSION.  .(From Fraser Valley Record)  Another business house has seen  the advantage of locating at "Mission City, the Empress Company  of Vancouver having leased a  building on'Home Avenue. At the  expenditure of some hundreds of  dollars the company have laid oat  a plant for pulping the fruit, and,  when the growers produce enough  a jam making plant will be put  in.  At present the pulp is shipped  to Vancouver where at the company's works a plant of the higft-  est possible perfection produce1,  the well known "Empress Jams."  Mr., F. Baker, tho manager, said  "We have only been open for just-  over, a week but we have shipped  over two tonB of pulped fruit, wo  find even now the premises tjoo  small and next year .we must-on-  large. Our contracts were signed  as far back as last October for the.  fiuitto be delivered in pails which  we supply, the fruit must be nulled. On Vancouver Island wheia  we buy extensively, when the^grovv  ers pick for us they always deliver  the goods hulled. We have, a distributing house in Calgary and another in Prince Rupert, both of  which have had to refuse orders  they could not fulfil. Mission  fruit is alright and we'can take all  that can be supplied."  The- Company's prices at present are Strawberries 7 cents per  lb.; Gooseberries 8c,-.Black berries  5%c; Black currants, 8%c. ���������  Poet���������"I called to see if you had  an opening for me,"1  Editor���������"YeB, there's one right  ���������behind you; shut it as you go  out, please."  No youth under 18 years of age  may remain in a pool room or be  ���������mployed therein according to the  Pool Room Act which was passed*  at the last session of the legislature and applies to all portions of  tne province outside municipaiit-  ioe.  5 REWARD���������Lost, a ohestoiut pony  . "rnare.,, 8 yejarB old, wrhijte atrLpe oa  tforeihiead and left eye howung  .whtlte^ Anyipinei returning the  aamet tio Majoart Pottaag������r will) receive the ahove reward.  -                                                                 Beef, best rib roasts������������������ 15c to Uc  The  specimens in   question   wei\>   Beefj loin  ...  ^ to24c  ^_ ��������� ��������� -���������1   ��������� ��������� -������������������  taken in spring salmon pets. While   Beef? round  stoak  Dr. It. P. HOBINSOtf,  Successful Son of the FiurM  Ong of the prominent physicians oi  Ottawa, young Robinson left the  parental farm on the banks of the  Rideau In Leeds County, at an earlr.  age, professional life appealing more  strongly than that of agriculture. He  was educated at Trinity and Queen's  Universities, obtaining his medical  degree at the latter college.  About 22 years ago Dr. Robinson  ������������������tartcd practice at Carleton Place under the aegis of his uncle, Dr. R. F.  Preston, M.L.A., who Is now the well-  ���������cnown and highly esteemed chief whip  of Sir James Whitney's Ontario government. In about a year the doctor  moved to .Ottawa and began to practice, devoting much time to hospital  -.vcrk. He manifested considerable  interest in politics, and from the first  Identified himself with'the local Liberal-Conservative organization. A  Conservative .all h!s life, Dr. Robinson  probably inherits his politics, as another uncle, Dr. R. H. Preston, also  represented the county of Leeds in tho  'egislatureL^-^jj- ypars ..   _ ... ....  BfCKHOftr  BE^HMD W^EIHRSE   AXle grease,  EARNESS :OIL9' ��������� ^VHIPS,  CURRY COMBS,  HALTERS,   BRUSHES,   SWEAT  COLLARS,    and also  BICKMORE'S   GALL  CURE, which  we  warrant  a satisfactory  Cure (or Galls. Wounds, and Sores izpon animals. r  P. O. Box 45  Abbotsford,.B. C  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  The best and most comfortable  Livery Rigs, and an automabi'le  for hire'. Teaming and Draying  H. MCKENZIE, prop.  Removal Notice  I am now located in the Sumas State Bank Building, Sumas, Wash., where I will be pleased to meet  all my patients and friends in the best equipped  Dental Office in the Northwest.  Dr. E, J. Allen  Sumas, Washington Phone 1011  Have you got Your Poultry Setting Yet ?  SEaErE  , . LI   I. ���������I-  Jas. Elliott  anager  insurance  loans  Abbotsford Homesites  If  you are looking for a home  or snappy investments  in town lots, acreage or farm  property  ���������  see  The Pioneer Eeal Estate Broker of Abbotsl^d  ���������m  ���������*>'/iI  m  li  S>T,-",  ~7,T-  ���������VTjH  ���������pr  T-  "**73r*  i.*>  --      ^LV;,V-.*^*":*-A:-^ s>  .-**  ���������fettMtualfcabBrkaMfta  For Sale to Make. Room  Young Pullets S. C..W. Leghorns, fron six  weeks to two months old.  These Chickens   have   been   raised   from  winter layers.   Price 75c up.  Some specimen Cockerels weighing from 1 to 1 1-2 lbs.  selected from more-than eight hundred chickens raised  in our big poultry yards.  Price $1.00 and up  E&'G/deiaGIRODAY .  - Abbltsford, B. C  i iim  EAT Fill  Stagnant   . Tool    that.    Changed  Sweet   Perfume,, Was . Paying  Iloax Until Discovery of  Empty Scent .Bottles.-..  to  One of the most extraordinary religious  hoaxes   ever  recorded   even   In  India has just occurred in the northern part of Calcutta.   A pcol ��������� of-stagnant-water formed from the accumulation of sewage from roadside drain?  suddenly   t,egr.n,    T-covdlM-j    to    t!*o  local Inhabitants, to emit a sweet perfume    which    had * a    lovely -  lemon  flavour.-   Many . people   came,- smelt,  and were ponr-ncred, ftr.d tlie rumour  spread   tn<tt   the   pool   -\as   holy ,and  that a new  goddess  won id  .ioon   rise  from its waters to redeem Lhe world  the pool  became a place of pilgrimage.   Diseased people bnthed in it and  drank of It. and. those of uneasy conscience washed'away their sii\s In it.  The water was carried away-In Jugs,  phials, and bottles,"and a brisk trade  sprang up under the aegis of an-astute  young Bengalee in'selling the "holy  water" in all parts of the city* at as  much' as   $2   a   phial.     News' of 'the  holy- perfume . came .to..the   ears   of  Messrs.   Bose   and   Co.,   scent   manufacturers, who took a professional Interest In the' matter and sent a connoisseur-to Investigate. His'nose -Immediately  provided  him-with   a -clue  ���������to, the   mysterious   disappearance   of  several cases of essential oils belonging to MessrB. Bose.     The police examined    the    pool    and- found    that  ���������several broken bottle of the oils had  been .thrown -Into ,it. .. This  was   the  explanation  of  the holy  smell.    The  young  Bengalee   and' a   carter,   suspected- of having stolen the oils, suddenly  vanished   but  were  found  and  ��������� arrested  later.   Reports are awaited,  adds   the  Calcutta  "Englishman,"   of  the effect of the "holy water"' upon  the sick and the sinners who drank  of it.  still, for many-years file ffalf-clvil-  lzed and unprogressive peoples of  northern Africa held their own, so far  as Europe waa concerned."  '. But the time came when this was  changed, and European nations began  to see In- the southern shores of the  Mediterranean fields for trade, and  then room' for expansion; -and so  northern Africa Is becoming the prize  of Europe,  The growth of Italian Influence and  commerce In Tripoli dates from 1878,  when the treaty was concluded that  brought to a close the Russo-Turkish  war. Italy, claims that It was. then  understood .that she should have the  right'of a "pacific penetration of Tripoli." The right has been exercised.  Italian colonies have grown up, and  Italy's commercial interests- there  become considerable.  A Budding Mark Twain  A boy in Oklahoma City submitted  the following essay on the ship of the  desert:���������  "A cannimal is a sheep of the  desert. It is called a bacteria,' because it has bumps on^its back. The  cannimal is very patient, and will lie  down and .die without a groan, but  when'it is angry it'gets its back up,  which is called taking the hump. The  shepherds of the cannimals is called  Arabs. When they live in towns they  are called. street Arabs.'. When the  cannimal goes on a journey it-drinks  as much as .it can to last .for many  days. Such animals are called aqui-  ducks. Those that cannot carry  enough are called lnebrates."  The boy is eight years old. His  teacher says he is.an ignoramus. His  father says, he is a young Mark Twain.  Franklin's Manners  Frauklin collected thirteen principles to cover the small amenities of  daily'.life. Each week he picked out  one and practised it diligently, thus  creating a habit. It took three months  to cover them all. Each year he practised each one four full weeks. He  kept this, up for many years. The  uncouth Franklin of early manhood  who found fault with his wife for  giving him a silver spoon and a china  bowl for his. bread and milk-instead  of ������. .pewter .spoon-"and earthenware  crock, developed into the statesman  and man of the world who won the  respect of Englishmen, the admiration  of Frenchmen, and the gratitude of  Americans.  Battling  Between   North   nnd   South  Shores of Mediterranean, Began  Many Ages Ago with Africans  First In the Aggressive.  In- the long ago days the nations  and' tribes- possessing the African, or  southern, shores of the Mediterranean  contended with the peoples *of the  European, or northern, shores, not  only for European territory, but for  the mastery of what was then the  civilized .world.- Just, as Rome was  aettlng \out upon her career of ex-  panalon, which finally led her to absolute control of the western world,  she encountered a rival In Carthage,  ���������the Beatofwho^'*- power- was not far  from the, spot where Italy recently  began operations against Tripoli.  The contest was prolonged, and at  time's; Its Issue hung lnv the balance;  but having superior sea power; which  gave her command, of : the Mediterranean,   Rome    won,   and    Carthage  "ceased to exist.  Many centuries later Europe was  again menaced by a northern- African  . people -..���������  the ���������. Moors,  who  over-ran  "Spain, ruled the, greater part of the  peninsula for a long time, and threatened other conquests.  Emerging *from;the Middle Ages, the  people of tlie northern' continent be-  gajls^e^JMLilL^ke^XLil^w-^*! .=  Women  Constables.  According to a Paris contemporary  the Burgomaster of Berlin has  brought into being a body of women  police. One section will .devote their  attention, we read, to ordinary pollco  work, and to the other portion will  be entrusted the care of Infants. The  guardians of the children will be required to possess a -knowledge of  medicine. We are also informed that  they will be armed with revolvers, for  their protection when entering houses  in the lower quarters where they  have a suspicion ..that children are  being ill-treated. Thirty women will  be engaged at the start, but we are  not told whether they will wear the  Jupe-culotte. ������������������*"'     '  :N.o,52o4l  *s  108 Cheques Will be  Distributed Among Canadian  Farmers. Will You Get One of Them ?  In addition to the twenty-seven first prizes of $50 each, there will  be eighty-one other cash prizes, ranging from $10 to $25 in our  1912 PRIZE CONTEST FOR FARMERS  %&\#^^\^  W\4  This contest is along the same lines as the  one which was so'successful last year, except  that,there arc three times as many prizes, and  therefore three times as many- chances for  each contestant lo win. Every farmer in Canada who uses "Canada" Cement is eligible to  compete. The-conditions arc such that large  and sm-ill users of cement have equal opportunities to win a $50 pri'/c.  The contest is divided into three classes, and there  arc-first,'second, third and'fourth prizes ($50, $25,  #15 and {510) in each class.  CLASS "A"��������� I'l.-^.-sto be awarded to thr four farmers in neb province  who iim: nioht "Canada" Cement on their f.irnn in 1912.  CLAbS "It"���������Prizes to be awarded tj the four farmers in each  province  who   send   photographs of the  bat concrete  work done with   "Canada"   Cement   on their   farmi  in 1912.  CLASS "c"���������Prizes to be awarded to the   four farmerj  in each province who tend the   best description, tellinif how any piece of concrete  work  was done with "Canada" Cement.       (Entriej  fur this prize must be accompanied by photographs of the work.)  Send  me  particulars  of your  i.912  Prize Contest  In addition to thus being divided into  classes, so as to give small tiscrs of cement an'-  equal chance with those who use more, the  Contest is also divided into nine divisions, one  for each province So you sec you need only  to compete"with the other fanners of your own  province, and not with those all over Canada.  Don't think that because you have never  used cement, you cannot win a prize. Many  of last year's prize winners had  never used cement before they  entered the Contest. We will send  you a free book, "What tlie  Farmer Can Do With Concrete,"  that will not only help you in the  Contest, but will tell you everything you could want to know about  the use of cement on the farm.  Don't delay, but send us your  name and address to-day and get  this free book and full particulars  of the Prize Contest rijrht away..  Use a letter, postal or coupon.  1  '   , Address Publicity-Manager  Canada Cement Company  Limited  501 Herald Bldg.   -   Montreal  A  tree book,  What the Fanner  dowHhCbncl���������ete,  be sent to aU .  who request details  of the Prize Contest.  JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoi^uOGOOOO  WHO'S WHO  IN, CAN ADA  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKX)0  HON. W. T: WHITE  When it came to'the filling' of .the  position    of    Minister    of    Finance,  Cabinet-builder Bo^en must have recognised  he .was ,iip. against the big  proposition of the programme.    That  he has chosen one of the best-at command  will  be  readily  granted.    Admittedly   theier was* at   hand.-  good  material from which to make a choice,  but in selecting Mr. W. T. White his  nominating smile fell on one who iB  acknowledged   as   being  of  the   front  row financial  men of Canada today.  His genius for organization has been  the company's money, am: c~te preparation of cases for argument before  the highest tribunal of the Empire���������  was recognised a short time ago'when  Mr. Creelman was awarded 'the Jcbvet-  ed distinction of being elected to the  directorate of tlie C. P. R. '/ , ���������  ;   At the time of his- appointment-to  Montreal,- in '1901-^f* was' *&Jtner  hi" the firm t ^cuarthy, Osier,  Haskin & Creelman, and had been in  practice, in..Toronto for .over, a.'score  of years. ,-   - ���������  ��������� '  A\ native   of   Richibucto,   in   New  Brunswick,  Mr. 'Creelman,   was   educated in" the grammar school at that  place, and at -Chatham Academy, but  he  studied his  law ,'ln  Toronto.' " In  the  same year in  which he  entered  the,   legal   firm    before    mentioned,  namely in 1878, he married Margaret  Cummings, daughter of the Rev. John  Jennings, D.D., of Toronto.  , Mr.  Creelman  never  allowed  himself to  become  entirely absorbed  in  the  dry  intricacies  of  the  law,   but  took an active interest in many forms  of  sport,  and   was   besides   for  four  years in the Canadian militia.   These  outside   interests   he   still   preserves,  and he  is a member of the leading  social and sporting clubs in Montreal,  as well as in Toronto and Ottawa.  M  i.j  squi  MISSION CITY  Hotel  B.  THis hotel makes a  specialty of  home-like comforts forCornmcrcial  Travellers.     Comfortable   sitting-  room and .best  of   hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled.  . Rates:'$1.50 to $2 per day  C HAS. tidWITT, Pioprietor  *\u������* Ja*/**ux*-������i jmwy������v������,Wfws.������iv*t e  Romans In Britain  The Roman galley found during the  exca/vatlons In connection with the  new County Hall for London was  moved from Westminster Bridge to  the new London museum at Kensington Place the other day.,, When  the oaken beams were hoisted  from the Thames mud a quantity of  decayed bones was discovered. These  Included the rib of,a man and other  human remains, and also the jaw of a  dog. Their condition-was such that It  was found necessary to enclose them  in wire netting to prevent them falling  to pieces.  HON. W.' T. WHITE,  Minister **���������? Finance for the  Dominion.  -i"  In great demand by the public institutions of Ontario and now that the  country has the command of his  talents many financial reforms may  be looked for.  A. It. CREELMAN, K.C.  Shining  Railroad Legal  Light  In railroad, and in Canadian business circlfes generaMy, It in recognised  that   In   prevailing   upon   Mr,   A.   R.  Creelman,  K.C,   to  abandon  his  Toronto practice and  transfer to Montreal as general Counsel for the company, the C. P. R. did just the proper  thing for that big.concern.   It was at  a critical   time  in  the  railroad's affairs; Canada was waking up in real  live earnest to her possibilities, and  with the country's prospects, were, of  course, bound up to very great extent  the   future   of   the   C   .P.   R.   shareholders.     Brilliant   legal   talent   waa  on demand to help pilot the ship. The  then at the head of affairs calculated  they   could   not   go   far   astray   with  Mr. Creelman as counsel, and the suc-  J cess with which he has carried out his  duties since''that time ��������� duties that  60!P������&Iiej*u!^Oil^^  GORDON C. WILSON  Mr. Wilson, who resigned his North  Wentworth seat in the Provincial  house to run against W. Oscar Sealy,  member .for- Wentworth In the Commons, and who, more recently, to  Bhow his loyalty to the Conservative  party, stood down to p.rovide a seat  for Hon. Frank Cochrane on his appointment as Minister of Railways  and Canals, is referred to by his  familiars as "one of Whitney's Fair-  Haired Boys", and has a big bunch  of real friends over many Canadian  acres outside his own immediate  political sphere of Influence.  Local Conservatives strongly favored-his return to Provincial politics,  and the fact that he had recently been  twitted with running away from front  of Dr. McQueen in a local fight, was  advanced as one strong reason for the J  surrender 'of Federal honors in addition to the desire to accommodate  the  new   minister.  He Is recognised as a born fighter;  a progressive member of the local  government who has done splendid  "service for his party, and for the  public interests generally, and yet  higher honors are set for him on the  prophecy list.  Born about forty-two years ago In  Dundas, Ont., Mr. Wilson Is a general  merchant of considerable success In  his -Ative county of Wentworth, and  like many other Canadians who can  claim a Scots descent Is a man of  sterling worth all the way through,  and a platform debater of no mean  standing. He is a strong advocate of  municipal ownership, "and during his  two terms in the provincial legislature  was an ardent supporter of the Ontario hydro-power project  This Market is owned and  operated by the City, thus  guaranteeing all transactions. We solicit your  consignments of Fruit,  Poultry, Veal Eggs, Etc.  Highest prices, sharp returns, smart settlements.  John McMillan  Manager  First Nurse:  "I shall not be able  to go to the picnic to-morrow."  Second Nurse: "Why not?"  First Nurse: "To tell the truth, I'm  afraid   to  leave   the   baby   with   its  Bells from the Pope.  The Campanile of St. Mark is nearly finished. The four gilded lions  which Napoleon had brought to Paris,  and which have been since taken back  to Venice, are In their place, and'  the workmen are now beginning to  pull down the scaffolding around the  monument. The spire, however, has  yet to be built, but it is hoped that" in  a few months it will be^ possible to  place on the top of it the great gilded  angel which is to dominte the Square  of St. Mark. The official inauguration  of the Campanile will take place next  April. The present Pope, as Patriarch  of Venice, was present at the commencement of the rebuilding, and as  his heart always goes'out to his beloved Venice, he presented a fine set  of bells to the f.ower.  KfcHBEF i-  o  p   Doooooonooooooonoo-'  o  o.  o  c-lTaTr 'Hi' ine''rc^>m~aSTyo^  had   been   directed   to   it.     He   was I  plainly recovering from a recent ill-, railw.  aess,  and for  that reason  the  heart voc  Df, every   girl   In  the   room   wirmed. Alt  toward him, though they were careful   pho  to. suppress    all   signs   of   Interest,   lane  Judy,   seeing   that conversation   with   math  *thusIasT       -"  own   their  street  and-   they   are   earnest   ad-  " municipal ownership. The-!  hi ment   owns   the   tele-  -throughout   the   pro  introducing   the  auto  verywhere, so you see  ���������oughly   up-to-date   in  OK  by  MARSHALL      SAUNDERS,  Author  of  "Beautiful  Joe"  O   him might be difficult, and admiring   they   a  Oi  the spirit that had brought him there,   their ldeti.  O'  tvaa saying decidedly as she put away      "Calgary . ^teen public schools/  g   her box of beads, "I feel like talking   fc  Normal   college   the  Western  Ca-  Oj this' evening.    Does  anyone  wish  to' aada college for boys.'the St. Hilda's  listen." , college for girls, and the St. Mary's  Everybody  did   under   the   clrcum-. convent.    Last autumn a preparatory,  i( stances,   and   Firefly   said,   "Go   on   college for boys and girls was open-  ���������l it is also expected that work  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC  j Judy.    Win  Mr.  Bertwin   with   your! ed  j tongue,  to1 visit your  wonderful  Ca- w:  j hada."   Judy did not reply.   The dog, B)  (Copyright by Publishers Press, Ltd.) and   Bluenose   the  cat  were   coming be  Into  the  room Bide by  side,  the  cat fir.  "You   excited   little   witches,"   she Sauntering,   the   dog  jerking  himself Urj  said, "you look as if all had received along- in  his   peculiar  fashion.    The prr  notice  of  a  raise  of  salary.    Won't Club  girls  had  a superstition  about Pr'-  you be sleepy to-morrow morning." their cat and   dog.    If they  did  not Be" .jls numbers '��������� 140, and the school  .on r-egin on a Calgary Unlv-  /laif   a   million   dollars   has  ���������bH("*ibed by prominent men to  .'J ���������a.quip the buildings, and a  '..}' by-law has 'been passed to  'or   its   maintenance.     The  t staff of Instructors In- the city  The girls giggled guiltily, and hur- take to a stranger, the Club viewed   population  ' ried   from   the   room.     Judy   poking that  stranger   with suspicion.    Both   R-nd bourn  about,   ferreted  out  a  saucepan  and "inimals had caught sight of the pale   constant'-  some  milk. ��������� Then  she  proceeded  to young  man  sitting back. against  his   trectlon -  heat a cupful of it over the embers chair cushions.    Would they guaran-. should  of  the fire.    In  a few  minutes,  she tee him? - ' ��������� Built   c-  was creeping to the room where Fire-      Fortunately,   he   propitiated   them.; with  tl'  fly, with wide open eyes and blazing "Good dog," he murmured, extending' ������very t.  tices   by   such   leaps  .c the School Board Is!  Heal rock that threaten to close and  ������������������rush us, then we aro on the course.W "'Punchle/, I said, 'if you don't get  Df the persevering river, the Bow. I, me some breakfast, I shall scream.  Century after century, the stream has |, Those Sisters get on my nerves.' .  tvormed Its way through- the moun- U '"You've got-to look at the Hood-  tains, making a path for itself and '.00s first-' he said in his d������S&ed mau  the conqueror man. ' We turn north- - fashion. - .'They'll take the Sisters'  ward, and are darting, twisting, .back-': friSht out of vou-'  Ing, yefc going ever further , and*': ��������� "'They look like India/ I said, 'and  further Into the Inmost recesses of idols- the U^Y conglomerate things.'  the back*bone of the continent. In the . Th-ey were weathered, and.beaten and  .lx. hundred and forty-two mile run- battered sort of rock pillars, and  .      .       . i  made    me    shudder.      Behind    them  between  Calgary and  Vancouver,  we    though, loomed two mountains that I  have   one   continuous   view   of   lofty    liked ��������� Wind and Pigeon."  mountain     streams,     lakes,     ponds, f     "Hi Jane!" said  Biddy briskly, "a  rivers,   snowfields   and   meadowe   ��������� '  bird name for you." '  the equivalent of fifty Switzerland3  rolled into one, as one shrewd observer has said."  "Are the Rocky Mountain peaks as  high as the Swiss peaks?" asked Firefly.  "No, the Individual Swiss peaks are  higher, but the Alpine monarchs are  few compared with the Rockies,  and   .Banff." one  of   the   villages   in  "I threw Pdgeon Mountain a kiss  for you, Jane," said Judy, "then Puu-  chle. swept me to the dining-car. My  breakfast slipped down my throat  eldewise, for my head was always  turned to look out the window. Soon  ,we pulled up beside., a picturesquo  ;TUstlc   station.    We   had   arrived   at  this  3 ting   to   discuss   the!  we    havo    a    greater    variety    and  splendor of scenery.    In a Swiss val-  .w   schools.    And   you| ley, one feels at the bottom of a tea-  'he    School    Buildings!    Dup> ,n  a Rocky Mountain valley-"  y   stone,   and   equipped       ,.you arc at the boltom of a soup.  *t  modern  apparatus  of   ,  ���������uiey-would bo a credit to i  cheeks was tossing about her bed.      a   hand   to   Hurry-Wurry.     The   dog   * much older city than Calgary.  enormous Canadian National Park  which, is the largest In  the  world." "  "It isn't larger than the Yollow-  'etone, Is It?" asked Firefly.  "Nearly half as large again. No-w  what do you think was the feature  .of this station?"  "Some mountain, I suppose," said  Firefly.  ,  "It -was a boy," said Judy. Punchle  dlsih,"  interposed  Biddy.  Judy   glanced   at   her,   shook   her  ���������^ .,,..,.,      .,, ���������      .,   T   , ���������,r ,,   , , head, and went on.   "Yet, Switzerland  "Drink  this  hot  milk,"  said  Judy, gave   a   nervous   peck   at   the   out--'   ,   You   would   be   surprised   to   see! 1b  toyland   compared  with  our plant  "then lie still, and I will put some- stretched  fingers,  barked   once,   lift-   how   many   women   drlvo   their   own | land    The'n wberem that tiny coun  thing   on   your   head   to   make   you Ing himself .from his  forelegs  as he   cars In Calgary     The women in the! try./can   we   make   a   flrBt   ascent? . who\a7 .bee7her7befo7e,   told   n><  Sl!!;  ,   (     U9���������      ,   ���������   ���������. ^ did   S0'   then   flUng   hlmself   at   the   T* eX.qUlSite U?te' andi Edward   Whymper,   the  first  climber   to look out for him.    The lad br-^d  What   is   It?    asked   Firmly   sus- stranger's feet in a sudden heap, as if   they are an energetic factor in social; of.   the     Matterhonii     praises     our  hlmself on hls tw0 gturd    leg5 OT: top  plciously   eyeing  a  little   bottle  that all his bones were broken.   Bluenose,   and    club-   life. ..The ��������� English    and  Judy   took  frojn   the   pocket   of  her more forward, sprang on young Bert-   American    population    Is    so    inter-;  dressing-gown. r^m's knee, and smelled at the snowy' mingled, that society in the Canadian  -    "Magic water ��������� Indian make," said handkerchief peeping from his pocket.. 2itv is a particularly happy mixture.'  Judy.    "Smells  like nice, dreamy fir There was some kind of perfume on   rt English exclusiveness, and Arner-i  woods,  doesn't  it?" It that she liked. . 'can freedom,-with few of the faults'  Firefly - made    a    weary    gesture,      Mara drew a long breath.'   She felt   >f either. ��������� j  drank  her  milk,  then  let her  black the   Club   was   watching   her   caller,;     "The  Irrigation,   British  Columbia,!  head drop  to the  pillow. and   watching   her  too.    So   far,   he   md   Alberta   land   departments,   em-J  Judy hung over her, smoothing her had  done  well,  and she  was  almost   Plov an office and engineering force  Rockies   for   this.     Fancy /the   bliss of "the hotel 'bus, and as a mar. threw  of being the first to pat a hoary old up heavy suit cases, he caught every  mountain on his brow, and say," 'To one   and   ranged, them   before   him.  all   eternity,   you   are   mine.'     Then . 'He'll  fall/ a  woman   screamed,   bv.-f.  we can also.be first in research work, he didn't.    He stood as  firm as  one  Botanists   and   naturalists    go    wild of the Sisters.    Then we all.climbed  over the Rockies.   I heard some Can- into the 'bus, and drove up and up a  adians grumbling about some Amer- winding   road   to   the   big   hotel   ���������  leans   who   won't  stay  home.   >-They Oh  girls!"  explore the Rockies all the time. They "Now don't lose your breath," said  temples calmly, and soothing her  '.ill   thankful for the physical exhaustion   * from two to three hundred people, | as       th      owned th        m    fel. impatiently  T-iYiallv     Trio     ctvj-h fori      cri t*1      roll      inrn      o      __i_ * _ i_     i ������_    i_ * _     ii i_ i... ���������������   .......   if        bti/1    tho    f Vt van   w>illt*~.*-������    *���������.,*<���������.������    T-n.*** n.n4-;.n.n ' ������r xr *  finally  the   excited   girl   fell   into   a   Which kept his  thoughts on himself,   md ttie tnree million acre Irrigation  heavy,  dreamless slumber.  Judy  made  her   way  back  to her ��������� particular attention  room.    "I believe French people are  right when  they  speak of 'struggle^  for-lifeurs,'" she said thoughtfully.  and  prevented  his showing  her  any   Block- which is opened up for settle-]  ment in Alberta, has.brought in hun-j  Firefly     was     muttering    piously,   lreds of thousands of settlers to the!  "Thank Heaven, neither dog disaster   -ount-rv,    Ten years  ago,' when they;  nor'   catastrophe."   Then    she    said   ^derto'ok the projectofirrigatingthis!  taing from N'ew Y6rk?���������ia-Bked Marft  low-countrymen said."  ���������  "How      disagreeable!"      remarked  Dixie with tiptilted nose.  "Yes, wasn't it?"    -  "How many days are these moun-  CHAPTER XIX.  The Mountains At Lust  The Pilgrim Circle was trying hard  abruptly,   "Get ��������� on  Judy   with   your  traveller's tale, which If not soon told  will  grow . stale." .  Judy  looked  at John Bertwin.    "I  immense tract of. land-' from the Bow  not to be sympathetic. Mr. Bertwin am telling my friends that with my  had just coolly stepped -into the room, brother I have just crossed the Ca'na-  introduced his son, thaa. 'Excused him- dian prairie, and am approaching the  self on the plea of a previous r-n- mountains. We are skirting the banks  gagement, promising to return later of the Saskatchewan River, and pass-  and take his boy home. He had not- ing through some of the finest ranch-  quite liked the look in Judy's eye, as Ing lands in America, where enormous  she surveyed, him from top to toe. herds of Galloway cauie eat con-  His boy -would be all right with these tendedly the rich and abundant grass-  girls. If tjiey were good to John, he es. Under the fertile soil, lie two or  did not car-e how they treated him. " more beds of good coal. One hundred  The girls were grouped about the and  fifty  miles  to the  westward  of  diver, the scheme.was referred to as.'  ''Folly', and many' of the newspapers,  even in the West, made fun of the:  proposal. To-day, when sixteen mil-j  iions of dollars have been spent on;  the Irrigation system, and settlers are  pouring in so fast that it is hard to,-  meet their demands, nothing but''  praise is heard of. the gigantic under-'--  taking.  "On these farms a house is built,  fifty acres broken and sown to a  srop, a well dug, a barn and necessary- outbuildings erected, and fifty  lores' fenced.    All the settler does is  "Four ��������� Early the next morning,.  !  Punchie .began to shake my bed curtains,  'Awake   little  sister,   the  morning Is bright, the birds are all singing to welcome the light.'"  "Were there any birds?" asked the  ���������  practical Peanuts.  !      "Not   a   wing,"   said' Judy   regretfully. .  "Poetical   license,   you   know.  :'  I threw on my clothes, and we scur-  i   ried to the end of the car. Oh Lord!  . .how   wonderful   are   Thy   works,"   I  "I'won't, but I'm simply dying to  Bay the scenery was indescribable."  "And sure there's nothing indescribable," . said Biddy. "All. things'"  are possible to her who has tongue  or pen."  "I   don't  know   where   to   begin,"  said Judy helplessly.  ,;--"Keep inside the  'bus  till you  get  your bearings/-' said Dixie sympathetically.  "It was full," said Judy ��������� "brides  and grooms, American and English  tourists. We dropped some of them  at the priests' home in the village."  "And there's a village?" said-Biddy.  "A perfectly , exquisite , one," said  Judy, "nice shops, homes, hotels, cot-  Dixie and Biddy sat on a divan talk-   over faint and snowy jagged peaks,  ing   in   low   voices.     They   had   not   We are getting our first glimpse of-  come  forward   in   order   that  young   the pride of Canada ��������� our magnlfl-  "Oh, yes, indeed," laughed Judy,  "they ask that he shall be married  ind have a family."  ,   , , to come in, buy his furniture, stock  room,   some   sewing,   some   reading, this happy country, the sun is setting       ,   .     , , ,      ...     ,  ���������^.-..���������- __j -n8JJ.. __T ��������� j:  ....n?   r.j_l  __.>   __.       j.      ^ .  lnd implements,  and  settle, down  to  reap his  crop.  "Judy,"    Interjected    Biddy,    "don't  ������...       ��������� ^ ,_    ,  x    j       , i.    ii. ^    , .. .        ���������. >hey ask anything of the farmer but-  Sertwln might be introduced to them, cent Rocky Mountains.    We fly past   .   t  .       ,   ���������  ,     ��������� ... ,.������������������ 1  ���������,,,    ,    , ., ,������!,,, . , ihat he  shall be  British? '  -  Biddy had made a motion as if to little stations where groups of Black--  get   up,    then    sank   back    on , her foot   Indians   from  the   near-by   re-,  cushions,   dragging   Dixie   with   her. eervation, stand staring at the trains.-  "And sure it's not fair  to start any All   along  the   track,  one  sees  irri-  more  beads  of -perspiration  on  that gation farms where good crops have  youthful brow." been   taken  in.    Soon  we  have   left  "He   does   look   played   out,"   said tha prairie and are among the foot-  Dixie under her breath.  -"What's the hills.   On this plateau, surrounded by  matter with him?" hills, Is Calgary, the prosperous, with  "Nervous prostration," according to a population of almost 60,000, which  his Daddy," said Biddy in a low voice. iB  steadily  growing.    This  beautiful  "What's  the  idea  in  bringing him city is another place that was born  here,  instead of  tucking him in bed lucky,  for  it is  the centre of  trade  nice  and  early,"  inquired  Dixie. 0f the great ranching country about  "Gentle r-musi   ���������-���������.t without excite- it,   and   Is   also   the chief  source   of  tment,"    n;i"v;,,         Biddy.    "Watch supply for the mining districts In the  Judy ;               *.  r      tring beads and mountains beyond.   One of the most  me."                         '���������      "p." charming  things  about  the   town   Is.  .k.      .nks of him," that every Calgarian la an enthusiast.  Several persons told us that the city's  .���������   -lire's   a   good- bank clearings for the last week had  aa.   Age about twen- been 61 per cent above the clearing-*  '...-���������nest.    Rather com- for the corresponding week last year,  .'.'gli."      Smooth    face, and that the building permits  taken  .  k :;*ok younger than he is. 0ut for the month amounted to over  - net yet developed into three million dollars.   Fancy this, In  :{-;.'���������!!ifi:���������   I���������,!:'?   h'.a   Daddy's,     On   the a small city.  whole, a      -f* boy.   Intentions honor-       "They work day and night on the  able.    Sh;      'annex  him  matrimo- buildings  in Calgary.    The first big  gasped,  as  I  looked  about  me.    We tages  on  quite  a  wide   main   street,  were    practically    alone'   with     the then rows of homes perched on hill  mountains.    Hanging on the extreme' aides.   Oh! what views. ' All the land  end  of  the train, drawn  in  a  cork- is leased, as it is national property,  screw  fashion   along  walls   of  rock, and scarcely any dogs are kept. An-  half  enveloped   In  faint,   misty   day- telope   stare  at you   from  the  most  light hues, it seemed as if we were glorious groves of trees.    The . lakes  being slowly drawn to our own des- and  ponds  are  alive  with  birds.  No  struction.    We   were   so   near   those one can'fire a gun."  awful   sublimities   of   rock   and   ice. "Hurry-Wurry    and   Bluenose   say  Surely they would fall on us.  " 'Keep a stiff upper lip,". Punchle  ������������������,,,��������� ,,      , L , adjured me, and just then, the misty  "Teddy Roosevelt,  please  take no-j      .,   . .    ',���������.    ���������. , ...   . ...  ��������� Tv veils began to lift.   Pinkish hues that  'Hallelujah/ remarked Firefly.  tice," murmured Firefly. ]  "And   also,"   went  on   Judy,   "that:  ae shall have at least $1000 over and;  ibove his expense from England,  so  that he will be prepared to make a'  3tart worthy of the scheme. They give  aim  ten  years  to  pay for  the  farm',  md improvements,  in  ten equal  annual  instalments,  with  interest at  6,  per cent, on the unpaid balance. Isn't  the whole idea altruistic and  paternal?  "Now I must confess to going to  bed before we left Calgary, and so  m oblivion on my part, I was whirled  across the Bow River, past the sleep-  tog cattle on a thousand hills, past  the great ranches and rounded grassy  river 'benches' or terraces, to the  rugged land of rocks and ledges, and  :he beginning of uplifts of stratified  r^ck where the earth's crust had  jurged aloft to make1 the mighty  mountains of this stupendous system.  deepened    and   beautified   into    rose  CHAPTER XX.  Among the Rockies ~  "The   hotel   is   away   beyond . the  ���������������������  hljillv. or pans ....in Oil'to. one of the  tr...    'ucklicf^s'.'"  !"  exclaimed Dixie.  ���������-  ana  do  you  believe he  ti to learn sewing? There's  et    combination.    I    can't  whether it's Judy, or Fire-  ,iara.    Watch now ��������� you'll  N  "lttV -  lee.  surveying the young man  A   ^     . ,_        L   .     If I had been awake, it would have  English, store  to  start a branch  Id ..   ��������� ' .,  ...     ������������������':,_������������������  ���������**      ��������� . seemed to me as It did on my former  tints  began to  creep  from  mountain yI1iage>������   said   Judy.    "Oh,   what, a ..  top to valley depths.   I started whim- Bite,    We  went over a  steel  brldge,  pering,   then   I   laughed   in   glee " to then  gaW  a  w&   handsome  building   '  think my unworthy life had been pro- perched on an eminence  overlooking  longed for a season. the foamlng fans of the Bow River,  .  "'Look  at  the  Three  Sisters,   and and fte mouth of the"hurrying Spray,  be   ashamed  of yourself,'  said  Pun- ow>   swollell)   r0Und-backed,   Stoney  chie.    'Imitate  their noble calm.'  Oh gquaw Mountain  loomed iln  the dis-  girls!  if you could have seen  those t'ance> g0 dId ^ awful  black pvra. '  three mountains.   The little one had mid  af Cascade Mountain,  and  sym-  a sharp nose, but over her shoulders metrical   Mount   BdIth>   knob:shaped  was  thrown a soft and wide mantle Tunnel    Mountain>    terraced    Mount  of snow.    The next was ringed with RuQdle   1Qm   feet   hIgh>   ltg   slde3  curious  rock  formation,  so   was   the rIpped' and  torn  by  saowslides,  and  next - 'spiral' they call this forma- be}ow   them   ^   buBtlIng(   energetic  tion.    The  bases  rolled  and  spread Bow  Rlver#  hurried   away   to   carry  out, till they softened into banks pro- ^ mountaln news to the fertIle pral.  tecting the silvery thread of the love- rJe  lan(J     You  have  human  habIta. ���������������������������  ly   Bow  River   running  about^ their tions;   mountaIa>    valley    and    river  scenery.    'Punchle/ I said, 'leave me  here In this exquisite, air, and I will  grow and expand into a perfect being.'" ".'/'.  '   : .-,.\ '   '.'���������"���������  "And what did Punchie say?" ask-  feet. You have seen pictures that  look at you from the walls of a room.  Wherever you go, the eyes follow  you. The Sisters seemed to me like  that.    They stood Immovable, peace-  ivestera. Canada, put up a depart-  mental store of red brick, a solid,  tour-story building, and had it stock-  irip, that our puffing train was hurling Itself against rows behind rows  Df lordly mountains. 'No way through  ed and ready for opening in six a0 way through/ the panting engine  months. Like Yankee enterprise, isn't seemed to say. But hurrah! for the  t, Firefly? They opened'in February/  comIng  of  the  little   creature   man.  ful, calm and Btern, while we human ���������,��������� ���������,������������������-,,���������,.  ,   ,         ,       t     ,.        j, ������u jjireny.  beings  wound   in  and  out,   changed ���������He.  ga      <Get baok'.b-yoiir^wh''.  our position, looked at them from a ^-^ You beloQg to tte sea ^^  hundred   view   points.   They   never  and in June, they had begun an ad-  litlon to their store, even larger than  'he.original building ���������JWatcJ^Cal-  He   laughs  at  the  most  terrible   of  nature's   frowns.     We   take   a   short  ta������. ������#I&!u,bsisssa*.>JKal.,a..-st j^&  stirred. They seemed to be watching,  Watching, * and saying compassionately, 'Pitiful little creatures of flesh  and blood ��������� you change and decay.  We remain, as we have been, so we  wi^&������/.~ -,-..'/���������������������������'���������-      '  es, and the bays, the rounded.hills  and rolling country of our native  land. This sublimity would -flatten  the life out of you.' ';.....  "I   don't  believe   him,"   said  Fire-  fi&. -^<&>w-PDjW >wlt,h^,,sQ,i;Uv^or.^tlig  it  ���������[,1  1  (I  if  '   ^1  m  ���������m  ���������t3|  ���������*������  -'���������I  Ml  **(  ���������!  m  ' M  I  1  )  i I ������������������-������-. K-l  ft���������  fBE ABBOOTORD je OST,     ABBO'ESFORD, B. 6,  1/  0/  /  ars:  r-^.L.j-i.^-j-1 ���������  =32*;  '  aaarrri-jp  jfa-f^anwfry*^^ , ii^������Aiii..i.l,.,iW������, ���������*���������, i i apMWVW. *WV  'S Gents' Furnishings, Boots, Shoes  ^EO.  Hfefi-riHrVr-ar^BrrW  C.  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Box 1  aiice  ON DAY,   JULY   1  Good  Music   From   Vancouver  sc  Dance in aid of the Pine Grove  Football Association. All welcome  VACOUVER vs. PROGRESS  The .recent  conference  at  New  Westminster  relative   to'the   importation of immense quantities of  the products of the farm intcBrit-  ish Columbia, was -instrumental in  '������������������ringing  to light   a'   condition   of  -..'fairs which is   a   standing  disgrace to the people of the leading  ci'y of the mainland.   Fourteen of  the leading  municipalities, representing the richest farming section,  in the province, are being subjected to  a  species of boycott at ihe  hands of-Vancouver business men.  An organized conspiracy ia on foot  to, underestimate   at  every   turn,  not only  the lands  but  the  products of the Fraser Valley.  .This policy of'discrimination, originally intended as   a   means  o*i  retaliation against their neighboring  city    of    New    Westminster,'  whose   active   progressive   policy  of the' past few years has caused  Lhe Vancouver business element to  look with jealousy in its direction,'  has spread to such an extent that  at the present time, there is harcily  ::   retailer in  Vancouver who  will  not give  preference  to  the  products o-f our American neighbors,  The buying public are being led to  believe that there Is an undefin-  able  something  against  the  prtf*  ducts of the Valley and wherever  possible,   preference   is   given   to  imported   goods.   In   addition   to  the discrimination against the products of the Valley, .there is an organized movement among the realty brokers of the city, to boycott  the lands of the Valley.   Incoming  settlers are being treated to fallacious descriptions of the district,  not; only are the land values assailed, but prices are represented  as being beyond the- purse of any  but the most* wealthy.   Representatives of the brokers meet all incoming trains and the flow of settlers  from  eastern   and  European  points are being treated to   a process of so-called eolucatiori^ which  has for its object the crippling ot  the resources of New Westminster  and incidentally the whole' Frasei  Valley.' .  -">'' -   *  '-  We know that the Fraser' Vat-  ley-is the richest'and most fertile  tract 'in   the   whole   province   ,of  British Columbia arid it is  a'matter of regret that there should be  any scheme on foot to belittle the  country in  the eyes  of the newcomers and we know that however  virulently   the   resources ;of   the  'country may be assaile.d, it cannot  result   in   any   permanent   injuiy  The present situation is such however that it is' incumbent upon the  fourteen, municipalities   involved,  to take immediate steps to offset  the impression which is being in-  culated by ^the movement  of   the  Vancouver  business   men.   In   order to  effectually  meet  the   situation, it" is   essential  that  there  shall be  co-operation  among "the  municipalities.   The -expense   attached to   a   successful campaign  of enlightenment, would be beyond  the purse of any municipality, but  where there  is co-operation,   the  expense    to     each    municipality  would'be   small.   We   must   take  immediate steps to have tha necessary   literature   published,   setting forth  in   concrete  form,   tne  actual advantages which hte Fraser Valley  has  to  offer.   Definite  information  relative   to  the  land  and its productiveness.   The puo-  lishing of the literature in  itself  would not be sufficient.   Adequate  provision  must be  made  for  the  intelligent distribution of the information.        Authorized    agent*  should be appointed  to  meet  all  trains both at Vancouver arid at  Mission,  in   order  that   incoming  settlers may be put in touch with  the  true   conditions   before   they  come in contact with the blandiuh.-  ments   of   the   Vancouver   really  men whose object is to retard our  progress.  Yns'   Numbers   Yet   Have   Belief  TriinsmJgralioii of Souls Which  May Probnbly Account for  Worship of Animals.  in  It- h;i3  been believed  by vast num-  '"icrs oi" men  that animals have souls.  Especially   in   ,the  groat  ndst   civiliz-  itlons   of   the   East  do'we  find   this  ���������ielicf.    Also  it  has  often   been  suo-  oosed,   not   only   that   animals   have  ���������ouls, .but that their souls' represent  ������������������tngos,  upward or downward, in  the  'iistory of the souls of human beings,  "his  is  really  the doctrine, which  is  -ailed  "the   transmigration  of souls,"  md   it   explains,   probably,   why  ani-  ���������nals have so often boon worshipped.  But though, perhaps, no,one can be  -mite sure of tho answer to this question,  most  thoughtful   people  find  It  hard   (o   believe   that , animals   have  ������ou!s.    If we believed this, we should  find that it Involved all sorts of. difficulties, when we came to consider the  case of humbler animals, and plants,  and even tiny and trifling short-lived  microbes.  Yet this does not mean that when  even the humblest living creature dies'  anything Is lost. We know< that It  would be quite opposed to Nature's  universal rule that nothing is ever  lost. On the contrary, the body which  lias been built up by the life of .'every  living creature is valuable for the  lives of other creatures. Not even  the humblest life can be looked upon  as useless.  Undaunted    by    Three   Days    Bush  Wsmderhig, a  Plucky  Seventy  Years Old Will Build n Home  In lite- Wilds.  Pathological Study Goes to Shove that  a Heavy  Hat has  Bad  Effect  . on the Continuity of  Thought.  Years of study have convinced Dr.  George W. Galvin, United States  pathologist that heavy hats retard  the growth of the Intellectual powers";  that the lighter the headgear the  more active  the wearer's brain.  When any ,of the senses are Interfered with the train of thought Is  broken. A violent blow suspends  thought, .and , sights sudden and  strange have been known to drive  persons  insane.   ���������  Interruption of the function of the  senses may co-vie in various ways, and  the heavy hat has an unfavorable'  effect on the continuity of thought.  A deep thinker seldom nas a hat on  his head when wrestling with an important ' problem. Edison wears no  hat, simply.a cap. Many men eschew  the tightly -fitting derby entirely.  Luther Burbank, the famous naturalist, Is another who never wears a hat.  A bliliard player seldom wears a  ha't and never when at a critical stage  of the game. Jockeys, golfers and  baseball players invariably wear  caps.' I have noticed, the "fans" remove their- hats at a particularly exciting moment in the game.  .There is much significance In the  fact that college girls wear no hats  at all. That it is advantageous Is  "roved by their marked progress;  they are gaining in their averages of  studies.  To be lost in the woods of Graham.'  Island recently, without food or shelter for three days and two nights was  the terrifying experience of Mr White.'  of Tow Hill, a seventy-year-old retired carriage-maker from Vancouver.  Mr. White, who has hfd'a longing  to .spend his declining days by the  seaside, went to Graham Island a-few  weeks ago to look for a small pre-'  emption for himself and wire. lie  found one on the north coast of the  Island near Tow' Mill, and is erecting  a house and cultivating a small patch  of the land  there.  A few days ago he started out for  a little walk inland, following a survey line. Before going far "he lost  ' the line, and thorn-''- he wal'-ed to and  fro' all clay he' could not pick it up  again. At night he l*u;lt' a fire and  slept. Next day he set out again.  Walking in a circle ho onlv succeeded  after a day's march in ppttinc back  to the remnant of his last night's fire.  He was then without a lratch and had  to sleep In the cold.' Again next day  and the succeeding n'ght lie walked ���������  about, vainly .trving fo find the way ���������  out. He could hear V'otf" and shouts  of the searchers, and the sound of the  breakers on the shore.-, but could not-  find any path out.  At last on the" third day he 'found  the trail to Cape Fife, but mistaking  the direction walked further- into the  bush, where fortunately he was picked up by a settler.  -During the' who'e- t'ne Mr. White  subsisted on wild torres and is little  the worse for his adventure. Nothing  daunted.by his exnr-r->nco, lie is still  firmly decided to sr-en! the remainder  of his days with his wife on Graham  Island.  "Wrong Every  Time  "At a recent political meeting a  speaker was attacking the- Government with more venom than reason.  A man at the back of the hall at last  cried out, "You're wrong, sir!"  A little nettled, the orator continued  without heeding. Presently, in answer  to another strong assertion, came  again, "You're wrong, sir!"  The speaker looked angry, but continued on the war-path. "You're  wrong, sir!" again rang out.  Angrily addressing the persistent  interrupter, the crater cried, "Look  here, I could tell this man something  about the Government which would  make his hair stand on end!"  "You're wrong again, sir?" came  ���������"rom the critic, as ho stood up and  removed his hat. His head was as  bald as a billard-ball.j.  When  We  Wrre  Poor  "When we wero poor." remarked the  prosperous business p-a.n, "we looked  forward   to   the  time   when   we  could  have a summer homo."  "Weil?" asked his friend.  ��������� "Well, when we got rich enough to  have one we didn't like going to the  sa.me place every summer, because it  was monotonous, and ,we looked.forward to the time whou-we could have  another for variety."  "Yes."  "We got another,.an-! then we began  to long for a winter place, so that we  shouldn't have to spend so much,time  In  Toronto."  "I  see." '  .-"Well, we have them all -now."  "And are you happy?"  "I suppose so. At least I suppose  my wife is. She keeps them all shut  up and spends most of her time  travelling around but she knows she  has them."  Survival of an I .-*.<������������������,! "ct  Memory hnnd-jd down through  thirty generations is one of the perplexing fa.cts of science-. The beaver  flourished' along French rivers until  killed'off for its fur, but is now known  only in about, a dozen of Lhe villages  on the Rhone near Avignon. For three  centuries these village--" '.:v>vo had no  trees to cut down for darns. The animals wer0 compelled to adept a new  mode of life, and have burrowed in the  ^anks, shaping .mud with thj-ir tails  as usual. Recently some of them were  taken by a Polish count to forest on  his estate. Very straji.'.-oly, they resumed the habits dropped three cen- '  turies before they were born, and at  once began cutting trees and tuilding  dams "  Some of the" Parisian theatres give  gratuitous performances three or  four times a year. They are Intended  for poor people, and those who are  first In line are usually at the doorp  several hours before the ho Line  opened.   * * "*���������-��������� --; r-r, ��������� '��������� ��������� ��������� i ��������� - ..  13  ..J  The Power of Suggestion.;  Every medical man knows that  various functions of the body can  be influenced by the mental state,  and that some ailments can be re-  'ieved almost at once by suggestion  An amusing instance of this lately  occurred in the case of a very chilly  patient whose friends were directed  by the doctor to "surround, her with  hot-water bottles." The next morning  the patient was decidedly relieved and  enthusiastic as to the comfort r>  ceived from the treatment. Imagine  'he surprise of her doctor when he  discovered that var'ons bottles had  heen duly filled with hot water and  placed on the floor round the patient's  bed. Apparently this had been quite ���������  ���������<?. cfective as if the hot -water .botiip.v  hud been brought into, contact with  ��������� he  body.  Taming Wild Birds.  It requires much jrif-'ence, slow  motions and frequent offerings of food  to tame wild birds. Some are tamed  very easily: others refuse to make  friends with man. Probably the.  easiest of all birds to tame is the  Canada jay, (also called "camp robber," "whiskey jack," or '-fresh meat"  bird), or the chickadee (black-capped  tit-mouse). The Canada jay lives in  our Canada and the mountainoua  regions of the western and northeastern United States. Without waiting for an introduction he will fly  down to your camp spread and snatch  a piece of bread or moot under your  very eyes; and the slightest hint that  his presence, is welcome is enough  to embolden him to take food from  your fingers. Winter is the best time  to tame' chickadees, for then it Is  difficult for them to find enough food.  Nail pieces of suet to tree trunks  close to your window, place the meats  of hickory nuts, pecans. "English walnuts or peanuts on your window-sill,  and ' if the chickadees and white-  breasted- nut-hatches visit neighbouring trees they will soon find the  luncheon. Robins and catbirds should  be tempted with bread and milk,  strawberries and cherries; while  song sparrows and chipping sparrows  prefer bird seed, cracker, bread or  corn   bread   crumbs.  K^pepgzpgamaaxtm THB ABBOTSFORD POST,:  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  1*7^"  ������"*���������*���������'  ��������� The Orangemen of local lodge  No. J8G7, and the True Bluca of  No. 2-1-1 will hold their church parade on Sunday morning, the 30th,  to the Presbyterian church. ���������  The appearance and the comfort  of Ih ePrcsl-yterian church building   have  been  promoted   by   i'lfe  opening   of two  new windows  ou  the north-east and north-west side  Mrs. Campbell of the Manse is  attending the annual meeting oi  the general society of the Women's Foreign Missionary Association of the" Presbyterian church  meeting, in Vancouver this weak.  It is composed of delegates of thac  church from all parts of the Dom i  imon.  With prosperity in store, are As-  sured to all June brides who have  their wedding cakes made at  The Abbotsford "Bakery  ALBERT LEE, PROPRIETOR    i..i������...i������. .��������������� ������������������������������������������������������         i " '      "���������������������������������������������������  The Rev. S. D. McPhee, B. A. ,ot'  Avonmore, Ont., cousin of -.our  citizen, Mr. J. J. McPhee, and who  was a commissioner,to the general assembly meeting at Edmonton,  was in town  a few ckiys this week-  Mrs.   Means   visited   friends vat  Otter last week.  The strawberries for the garden  party at Mr. MeMcnemy's in bp-  haU of the Presbyterian church  were contributed by Messrs. D. H.  Nelson and A. McCallum.  Mr. E. Redfern Turner, A. L. C.  M., of Vancouver, will have charge  of the choir practice in the Presbyterian church this evening; and  on Saturday evening he will take  the choir of 'St. Matthews in nana.  Rev. S. D. McPhee, Toronto, Ont.  was on a visit this week to Messrs. M. L. and J. J. McPhee tnia  town. On (Tuesday evening .the  reverend gentleman left for Vancouver where he will occupy th-  pulpit of St. Andrew's church, and  will return to spend a few daya  in Abbotsford again.  Mr. H. Vaughan, representing  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co., Vancouver, spent Wednesday in Ad-  botsford on business in connection  with his company.  *  Mr. B. H. Davey of Matsqui Prairie was in town on Wednesday,  looking hale and hearty,  A���������~        ���������  The Matsqui Lumber Co., of Mt.  Lehman report doing a fine business.  Mr. Taylor, of Henderson & T<iy  lor is over in Mission subdividing  in  Silverdalc and  Cedar   Va.i^.  Mr. S. Brooke wishes this paper  to state that he intends to close  his store on Monday July 1st, and  trusts that his customers will do  their shopping ..on Saturday June  29th.        !  "Love laughs at locks and keys''  but it is wonderful what a wali  will.  Work has begun on the. new uun-  toms building.  Have you tiny news? Tell it to  the Post so that your friends oau  become posted on the news of the  town.  In Abbotsford where the majority at each Conservative election  far outnumbers that of the opposite side, it should be a matter tor  congratulation that the Premier of  the province has been named to  receive knighthood at the handj  of the King of Great Britain.  Someone said it was " f6t.:' It  is sure not as cold as it was when  Ave had the small pox scare. .But  then, it will be all right when  there are no more great events to  be pulled off.  At Sumas a fine assortment of  American made floor Rugs, are  now on Sale at fully half Vancouver price, at the old Sumas Bank  building. They are owned by C.  W. Waldron of Bellingham, who  carries the largest assortment in  sizes of squares in the West. Sizes up to 12x15 feet in Axminslcva,  $35.   9x12 size at    20.  Miss Jackson visits and receives  pupils for violin. For terras etc,  apply Applcgarth, Aldergrovc.  PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARUid  There are in general two form:,  of  the .popular Presidential primary,  says the  New   York  Outlook  in explaining this somewhat mystifying  American institution.   One  form' borrows the  method  of   Lhe-  Electoral  'College.   According  vto  ���������his, the voters of the party choose  delegates pledged to one candidate   or to  anotner,  and   therefore  by their votes for these pledged  delegates cast their  votes as Jii-  .ected   for  the   various  candidates  ior the nomination as the voters in  the' National   election .cast  -their  votes   for   i-resident.   The   other,  lorin  adopts the method of  most  elections.   According  to thisfoim  che voters express their preference  uy indicating .their choice directly  tor   one  candidate   for   the. Pres-  .dential nomination or another. It  .s this latter form of popular Presidential primary that is called.tne  presidential  preference primaxy.  There are nearly as many Varieties of Presidential primary as there  are states in which it is in force.  In most, if not all, existing Presidential primaries the two general  forms   of   expressing   the -voter a  choice  are  in   use;  and  therefore  two'operations are involved ;   Fnat  selecting  the  delegates,  and   second,   instructing   them.      In     the  methods by which the first operation is carried out there is wide  variation among the various staLoa  which have what may be palled   a  Presidential primary.   In the metL  ods   for  carrying  out  the   seconu  operation there is little variation.  The presidential primary,though  varying as widely as it does in detail, is yet based upon two definite  principles.   The  first is that  delegates to national conventions shali  be selected as directly as possible  by the voter;  the  second is  that  the  voters shall be  given an  opportunity as directly as possible to  impress upon the delegates whom  they  select their choice for Presidential candidate.  With regard to preferential prin.  aries, the point is not whether tne  voters are capable of making -i  choice! but whether it is practicable to devise a method whicU  will enable the voters to record  their preference and insure that  choice being made effective.  The   experience   of   the   United  States where the primary now exists, has provided some interesting  evidence   regarding  the   value  of  the primary, and has proved chat  the disadvantages of the President,  'al primary, in some cases far from  trifling, are greatly outweighed by  the advantages.   This evidence al  so has proved  that the value of-  the   Presidential   primary   variej'  according to the form adopted,   it  moreover shows that most of the  disadvantages arise from the fact  that legislators, in their caution regarding  the adoption  of what  is  novel, have unsuccessfully attempt  ed   to   combine   inconsistent  lele  ments of the new system and the  old convention system.  ited almost all parts of the province, say's; "There never was such  a crop of fruit, in .sight in Britidh  Columbia as there is'today. And--  tho splendid prospects for a record  breaking crop are not confined v  any one section or to tiny.one, variety of fruit. Every portion of "tho  province as far as my observation  has e-onc and all kinds of fruit with  the exception possibly of raspberries, which will be light, seem certain to .sharo in the rcmarkablw  crop that is foreshadowed by present conditions in the agricultural  listricts."  LAND REGISTRY IS  TO BE OVERHAULED  by buying one of our screen doors  and a window or two. Our stock  and prices are right and you wili be  suited with our screen doors and  windows. Our Meat Safes are perfection and our wire screening, etc.,  will be useful during fly time.  Hardware  Furniture  PREDICTS RECORD CROF  W.  J. Brandrith,  provincial  exhibition commissioner, who has vis  (Prom Fraser Valley Record)  It will be good "news to the people of the Fraser Valley to laacn  chat   the  Land   Registry   at  New  Westminster, along with theothev  offices of a similar nature throughout the province, is  to be over--  hanled.   Mr. H.. C. Hannington,.inspector of. Legal Offices, has just  returned from   a   trip throughout  the .prairie   provinces Avhere   he  visited the land registry offices at  .Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton and  Calgary in quest of new ideas.   He  has returned to the capital of  ii.  C. filled with new ideas, and  v/ul  immediatly start in planning how  best  to  organize the various  offices throughout the province with  a   view to having system in transfers,  etc., done in   a   businesslike  manner,   without  the ' tardy' wait  chat  has heretofore   existed.  It has been no secret that  i������hc  land  registry offices of the provinces have found themselves woefully behind with their work.  The various public bodies, in-  ���������luding councils, and (boards ,of  rade have taken the matter up  ���������:ind while some improvement han  .been noticed, yet at the same time  business done has been very unsatisfactory to the public. The  Mission Council had a little experience of it lately.  On Mr. Hanington'returning to  Victoria he was interviewed by th?;  press   and  had -the   following   to  say; ���������  "I regard Winnipeg as having  the ideal system," he said..," ii  a land transfer is put into a Winnipeg office today you can get it  back tomorrow, and if you are in  a hurry and place it in the forenoon you can have it returned iu  the afternoon."      ��������� '  "In Winnipeg, the registrar general of the Province, Mr. Macara,  extended to me every pioSjSiblc/.  courtesy and I had the run of in**,  office lor several days gleaning  much valuable information. I ���������.oi--  sider that the Manitoba system ib  the most complete I have ever ti  vest-gated, (their survey branch  being paricularly up-to-date. One  of the leading features of that dya  tern is that they have an outsiuu '  inspector. Every sub-division map  brought into the office is personally inspected by him on Lhe  ground. He goes out into the  field and checks every���������map.'  "There was one thing I noticced  in particular and which impressed  me greatly. Tha*t was (thai, aio  persons other than those employed in the land .registry offii_ea  were allowed behind the counters  .n B. C. the custom that has grown  with the department allows practically anyone to get in behind tne  counter. I may say that that practice has now been considerably  curtailed in the provincial offices  and l" think it will not be ,vjery  long before it is prohibited altogether. It has been found a great  hindrance ' to progress in the offices and should never have been  allowed at all. At present the  privilege is confined to solicitor  which is certainly a great advance from the former condition,  of things.  The- work in the B.C. offices is  far. behind. Nelson is probably  furthest along with its work, oe-'  ing only a month behind, while it  l8' an acknowledged fact the New ^  Westminster' office is a.t leats "a  year behind"." Last month no-loo-j  than 1500 back' titles were caughl  up, according to Mr. Hanningtou"  There are now 71 employees in  the land registry'office in I.Vancouver, 23 in Victoria, 23 in Ni-w  Westminster, to compare with cho  70 in Winnipeg and about the same  number in Regina, Edmonton and  Calgary.  In regard to fees, Mr. Hanington mentioned the fact that in the  three leading prairie provinces  considerable charges are made for  approving and registering every  subdivision plan,' such charges being based upon the number of lots  appear in the plan. No such system of charges exists in B. C.  Painting, Sign Writing  General repair work  J.E.PARTON  Abbotsford   ���������    ���������- B. 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.  M: McGILLIVRAY  Huntingdon, B. C.  WANTED -FARM ALAND���������la. exchange for'.toy '$1150.00. equity In  Vancouver Lats^ Act' quickly for  a snap, R. A. Cooper, Clayburn  B. C.    '--, A25.  Reliable men with'selling ability  and some knowledge ol tho iruit  business or Nursery Stock, to represent :us Lh British Columbia ap  local and general agentu.   -  Liberal inducement and permanent posiition for the.right men..  Write  for   full particulars-.  STONE & WELLINGTON  The Fonthill Nurseries.  (Established 1S3?)  Timothy, Clover and Field  Peas ,  bo be had at th������ Abbotsford Feed  Store *���������  When next your watch needs attention leave.it with Campbell, tb*  Ab.bot&ford Watch-maker. Shop  lofeated in Clark's Gents' yuVuiBh-  ing irtore. *  HARRON  BROS.  ������ms Imsrs and Funeral Directors  Yancouvtr, Offiaa  and  chapel   1M4 G-ranvillS Stv,.   Phone 3486  fSLesalSk Y&ftGOUV0*r,        Office  STRAYED���������Red yearling hfcifex onto my place,on 3rd March, Ofl*n-  er can have same hy paying ex-  peivsea, W. L. Barrett, old Campbell place, 'Cl'eairbro0k Road.  B-IMflE^^  lecfric Light  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  lectric Powe  For' Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be given to all applications tor service from our lines.  Address all enquiries to  Light and Power Department  Holden Block, Vancouver.  lia Electric Rai  K.1  'H.i  I  "MluiSiiiliiiiiii^^

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