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 I  *" *t     tW-<\*J,irr   .������ *tij     ���������.?_���������.(._,(. I. _l���������J  j_ ."."^- rci'^rfcL.vt^  if  f  _  _*  ft  p  r.  iff-  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No.   23.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   C., FRIDAY, MARCH 6 1914  8  $1.00 per Year  To make room for our new Spring  Stock we are disposing of our big  stock of  Ladies9 Children's' and  Men's Shoes at Great  Reductions in   Prices.  Come and secure a Bargain  while they lastl  Ihe rioneer  ���������\_  THE   SUMAS   DYKING   SCHEME  An Act to Amend the "jftamas Dev.  elopment Company Limited.  Act 1905       .  J  LIBERALS   HOLD   THEIR  ANNUAL   CONVENTION  The .Liberals of* the " province in  quick succession to the Conservative  party of this province held a successful convention, ending last week. It  swas the most enthusiatic held for  some time. Delegates being present  from all parts of the province.  "I have the honor to nominate for  honorary president of this association the greatest statesman on the con  tinentof America," said John.Oliver  when the election of officers began.  The election of the great old leader  was acclaimed with cheers and M. A.  Macdonald was re-elected president,  with enthusiastic unanimity. Likewise were unanimously eleccted with  out opposition the following officers:  Dr. C. H. King, first vice-president;  Mr. Ralph Smith, second vice-president; Mr..Charles C. Campbell,'re-elected secretary and Mr. A. M. Pound1  treasurer, a position which he has occupied for upwards of nine years.  The .folowing gentlemen were elected as members of the executive  committee: For Vancouver���������Messrs  Victor Odium, Charles McDonald,  James Stables and James Connolly;  For Victoria���������Messrs A. B. Fraser,  A. B. McNeil, F. M. Winslow, For  Richmond���������Messrs T. S. Brown,  Hugh M. Brown for Cariboo and Ri-  chrad Borland. The committe also  includes the presidents of the district  associations throughout the province.  It was' moved by Ralph Smith seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously adopted amid cheering and ap-  plaus, that this convention re-asserts  its unlimited confidence in Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the leader of the Liberal party .in Canada under whose  wise and able guidance Canada, during the. whole period of his regime,  prospered as never before nor since.  "We commend his consistent attitude on the question of larger markets and endorse his effort to press  upon the attention of the government  the high cost of living, its underlying  causes and the demands for measures  of relief."  In the morning session the leader  Mr. Brewster adressed the convention. He was received with great enthusiasm" amid cheers and waving of  handkerchiefs. He said the presence  of so many Liberals from all parts of  British Columbia made him realize  the tremendous movement now- on  foot which in the end was going to  sweeps from office the government  across James Bay. The men who  came to this convention were men  who thought for themselves and paid  for themselves, unlike the Conservatives' convention, which consisted  largely of members of various assicia  tions whose expenses was paid for  them.  Referring to the Islands election he  said the party gained ground all a-  long the line. He reviewed his recent tour with Mr. Macdonald and Mr  Oliver and had found great indications of defection in the Conservative  party. Everywhere he went he met  Conservatives who had assured him  they were going to vote against their  party on pariotic grounds rather than  partisan. One great element of  strength to the Liberal party, he said,  was now coming from the radical  and labor men who had reached a  point where they said that the pres.-  ent government must be overthrown  at any cost. The labor men were  begining to realize that the Liberal  party was becoming more radical and  that to defeat the present government their best chance to attain the  end was by supporting the Liberals.  The land question he said was arousing the people of the province who  were beginning to realize there was  an intimate relation between the high  cost of living an dthe non-setlemerit  of the land. He compared the conditions of Alberta, where the land is  reserved for the settler, where agriculture is under sympathetic direction, with the situation in British  Columbia, where one-third of the a-  (CJqnitimued o)n last Page)  The following Bill, No. 60, came  before the session just; closed and no  doubt will interest ourreaders as it  is of local interest to all the ratepayers of the Sumas Municipality':  "Whereas a petition has been pres  ented by the Commissioners of the  Surhas Dyking District praying that  Chapter 71 of the/Statutes of British  Columbia 1905 knb^vn as the Sumas  Development. Company, Limited Act  1905 be amended:���������  "And whereas it is expedient to  grant the prayer of the said Petition:  - "Therefore' His Majesty, by    and  with, the .'advice'and consent of the  Legislative Assembly of the Province  of British Columbia enacts-as follows  "1.    ThisAct cited as the  'Sumas Development Company, Limited, Act 1905 Amendment Act 1914'  "2.'   The said:ch"apter, hereby, amended by adding ��������� to Section 2  the following sub-sections:  " '(6) To make contracts for-.the  erection or carrying out of any works  which said Commissioners- are era-  powered- to construct or -carry out  with'such persons or corporations as  the Commissioners1 may select including said ' Sumas Development  Company, Limited./  "���������(7) The ���������-Commissioners are  hereby authorized and empowered to  levy the assessment for maintenance  authorized by the Drainage���������Dyking  and Irrigation Act 1913 upon the.bed  of the Sumas, Lake,_-_ nd��������� upon _the  other lands held by the Crown'in'the'  right of the Dominion of' Canada in  said Sumas Dyking. District so soon  as the said . lands ��������� shall; have been  granted by the* Crown.'   .  " '(8) The Commissioners are  hereby authorized . and empowered  to levy the assessments for maintenance authorized by.the Drainage, Dying and Irrigation Act 1913 upon all  lands now included in the Indian  Reserve within the Sumas Dyking  District as soon as the interests of  the Indians in or to the said Reserves or any of them shall-cease for  any cause whatever,' and the lands  have been granted by the Crown.'  "3. The Clerk of the Corporation  of the.. Township of Chilliwack, or  such other person as the ^Lieutenant  Governor in Council may appoint,  shall be the returning officer for the  election hereinafter' mentioned., and  shall ha-.'a power to appoinc deputies and poll clerks,.and exerci.-e all  the powers herein conferred on the  returning officers.  '  "4. The additional powers hereby  conferred shall not be exercised by  the/existing commissioners, but may  be exercised by the commissioners  to be elected as herein after  mentioned who shall have in  addition tothe said powers, all the  powers conferred upon commissioners by thissAct.  "5. . On the sixth Monday, after  the coming into force of this Act, an  election shall be held fox, the purpose  of electing five commissioners to supercede the existing!, board of commissioners; and such election shall be  held at the Town Hall, Upper Sumas,  British Columbia, and Atchlitz Hall,  Chilliwack, British) .Columbia, between the hours of 9 a. m. and 7 p.  m������ ���������     ,      ,   .  "6. Nominations for such election shall take place at the said Town  Hall between the hours of twelve  -noon and two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday preceding day of  election above mentioned.  "7 Rreturning officer shall publish  a notice in the Chilliwack "Progress"  and Huntingdon "Star" in two issues  of each" of the said papers, stating  the date place and time of nomination and election, and calling for  nomination of candidates for said  election of commissioners. Nomin-  ations shall be in writing, and any  person on the Voters' List hereinafter mentioned in writing by two other such persons on the Voters' List  during the hours of nomination as a-  bove mentioned shall be deemed to  be validly nominated.  "8. The returning officer shall  forthwith proceed to prepare a voters' list,'and. the persons entitled to  be put on the said list are as follows:  (l)Any registered owner of lands  to be assessed for any work to be  undertaken hereunder.  -' "9. The said voters' list shall be  prepared on or before the third Monday after this Act comes into force  and copies thereof shall, then be  posted up at the Town Hall at Upper  Sumas, British Columbia, and Atchlitz Hall, British Columbia, at least  two weeks before election day,' and I  SILVER MEDAL CONTEST  GIVEN BY W. C. T. U.  The Silver Medal Contest, given un  der the auspices of the W. C. T. U.  on-Monday, March 2, was a great success, every seat being filled and the  competition among the contestants  was very keen; making the judges'  task most difficult. Prof. Hill-Tout  occupied the chair and- paid a high  compliment to the abilities of the  young people in the ,art of elocution  Some very pleasing singing and musical selections were rendered, by Mrs.  G.   Clark,   Mrs.   Mllstead,   Miss  Ida  thOTe'shal"be attached to"such"voter71 Matthews and Miss Read.    Mrs. Col-  well of Sumas, won the senior Silver  Medal, Miss-Isabel McPhee the junior  one while. Miss Ida Matthews, and  Jean Alanson won the intermediate  medals.  The judges were Rev. J. Thorburn  Conn, Mission City, Mr. R. Cairns of  Sardis and Miss Read of Mt. Lehman  list so posted up, a notice signed by  the said returning officer to theeffect  that tlie said voters' list will be revised and settled at the Town Hall at  Upper Sumas, British Columbia, at a  time and date to be fixed by said notice, which date shall not be less  than seven (7) days after the date  of .posting .said notice.  "10. On the date and at the place  fixed in the preceding clause, the Returning officer shall hear and determine any application, to strike out  theNname of any person which has  been improperly placed on the voters'  list, or to place on the said voters'  list the name of any person improper  ly,omitted from-the said voters' list  and shall finally, correct and revise  said voters' list, and shall then certify to the same, and shall forthwith  post copies on the front doors of the  said town hall, Upper Sumas, and the  said Atchlitz Hall. The said voters'  list shall be used at the election provided in this Act, and when certified  by the Returning Officer hereinbefore  provided, shall be deemed to be absolutely valid,, binding and conclu-  ive; and no appeal or application to  the courts, of any sort whatsoever  shall lie to vary, quash, change or  question in any way, or to affect the  said voters' list.  "11. The mode of voting at such  said election shall be by ballot, and  all persons names who shall appear  on the voters', list shall be entitled  to vote, and in addition, any person  holding a proxy-from a person whose  name is on the voters' list, shall be L necessitate engaging  an  entitled to vote in lieu^ of such per- I teacher for this school  on  the  voters'  OL  BOARD  MATSQUI  SCr_o  At the monthly meeting of* the  Matsqui School Board on motion of  Trustees Beaton and Conroy, it was  resolved that the salaries of ail the  teachers be the same as last term, -  with the exception of Matsqui No. 2,.  whi'.h will be increased from $<>G to  $70 per month. - ,  The school board will notify the  Reeve and municipal council that the'  school board will require.the sum of  $7,5.0 to be raised by taxes.  The municipal collector .of taxes  was appointed colector and treasurer  of school taxes for 1914. Salary $100  per annum. .  .    ���������     ~  H. J. A. Burnett . was appointed  school auditor at $25 per, annum;.  The Matsqui school "board'at/tha-'  last meeting took no action.with reference to relieving the heavy-work  of the teacher of the Bradner school,  where there are now some 39 pupils  on the roll with the prospects, that  this will be increased shortly by several names. The board realize that  the attendance is more than one teacher can properly give attention to  and  that any  further increase- wilt  additional  son whose name is  list: Provided such last mentioned  person has not already voted. The  proxies shall be in the following form  I :.". '..-.   hereby- appoint -   of  :.'.���������->   to vote for me at the election of five  (5) Commissioners for Sumas Dyking District to be held pursuant to  the Sumas Development Company;  Limited, Act,-1905, Amendment Act,  1914.  "12. The returning officer shall  haveprepared ballots upon which  shall be written the full name and  description of each candidate with a  sufficient space to the right of each  name to permit of the placing of an  "X".  "13. Each person entitled to vote  shall receive on application on the  day of election-and between the hours  mentioned, one of the said ballots  and shall mark opposite the name of  each candidate for whom>he votes an  "X", and'each voter shall be entitled  to vote for five (5) candidates only.  The five (5) .candidates who have  received the highest number of votes  shall be duly elected as commissioners, and in case of a tie between any  number of the candidatees, the Returning officer shall have a casting  vote in respect thereof.  "14. Should any difficulty arise  in connection with the carrying out of  the said election, the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council shall have power  by order-in-council to provide for  said difficulty, and shall,have "power  by order-in-council to provide anything additional which may be necessary to carry out said election.  "15, The cost of the election to be  held hereunder shall be assessed, pro  rata, upon,the land included in any  such work of reclamation.  "16. Notwithstanding anything  herein or in the Drainage, Dyking  Irrigation Act, 1913, contained, the  Lieutenant Governor-in-Council   may  Trustee A. Cruickshank'.-was appointed chairman of the school board  for 1914 and Trustee WrmMerryfleld  secretary at an annual salary of $100  Trustee Phillips not having taken  the necessary declaration of office,  did not sit at this meeting held on  February 21st at Gifford:   .*   ON HONEYMOON TRIP  Mr. Dan McGillivray and bride, ot  Penhole, Alberta, are spending their  honeymoon trip, with, friends in Abbotsford.     "Dan" is well known here-  having worked in the Pioneer Storer  for several years and was also a prominent member of the football and -  lacrosse clubs.    His bride was BfliBS-  Lizzie  Wells  of  Abbotsford.      .-JThe  young couple were married in Pinhole, Alberta, where Mr. McGillivray  is now employed.    They will, return  to the prairie in the course of a.; few <  days, their many friends here 'wishing long life and prosperity on the  prairie to them.  WILL   GIVE   St.   PATRICK'S   TEA  The W. A. of St. Matthews church  intend giving a St. Patrick's tea at  the residence of Mrs. J. F. Boyd on  March 17th, which will be free, and  is sure to be well patronized,, as the  W. A. is noted for its hospitality.  There will be no Thursday evening  on March 12.  A collection will be taken up.  after the expiration of three years  from the date of the said election,  direct and make provision for the election of commissioners to supercede  the commissioners to be elected under this Act; Provided, however that  nothing herein contained shall be  deemed to prejudice or affect the  powers of removal.supercession or  appointment of commissioners referred to in the said "Drainage, Dyking  and Irrigation Act, 1913."  ��������� V. , THE, ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD,' B. 6.  ___  THE ABBOTSFORD POST;  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertising  rates  made  known  on  application  Our, Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   agin'   tlie  Government  FRIDAY, MARCH G,  19 14.  It is a wise dispensation that keeps a man striv-_  ing and struggling in this world. It, is,wise because it seems to conform to nature's plan, and to  fit the plan with the best attributes for living long  and well. Industry is best for the man, physically  because it keeps both his muscles and his brains (  employed, these, by use,acquiring greater power.  It is best morally because the busy man has no  time to follow pleasure's pastimes,' and his industry  brings the fatigue that makes the rest of labor  grateful and  necessary.  Wealth is the ambition of almost every human  soul,'yet to the most of them it would be a positive  evil. The records of the court are full of cases  where the husband and wife dwelt in happy  accord while they wero striving together in poverty, and discord entered tho home only after the ,  acquisition of wealth. Financial independence robs  a man too often, of that keen zest of living that  attaches to the man who stands upon his own two  feet and battles for daily industry for his sustenance and that of his family.  It is probable that the great bulk or American families, those classed as small home owners  aud as agriculturists, are best conditioned of all  the masses, enjoying as ,thcy do the happy balance  between afluence and poverty. Owning the roof  over their own heads and the plot of groundaround  them, they are secure rrom the exactions of the  landlord. For the rest of the laily necessities keep  them interested anc ousy, and out of the dangerous  field of dalliance and adventure so frequented by  wealth.  Man is not at his best except through the stress  brought about by emulation. He is like the domestic animal that must be urged to do his best.  -Without the spur of necessity, man is likely to rest  upon his oars, he is likely to idle and dream and  drift through-life without filling the sphere-in  which nature would have placed him.  Life, is like a good school where the students  must face the discipline of study and of the working out of the problems first hand, to succeed. The  rounded worker is the graduate, fit to care for himself in any circumstances. The idler rich or poor,  is the laggard student who must "crib" from * in  dustry to meet the tests; and placed alone, on his  own two feet is a dismal failure.���������-Seattle P-l.  A Yale graduate who is in theministry charges  his alma mater with sacrificing students of unusual ability "to raise the intelligence of fools."  But is that a condition to be deplored or commended? There are many fools and few geniuses  and if college instruction were adapted to needs  of the latter, where .would the rest of mankind get  an education? The benefit of the Yale plan, which  is the Harvard and Princeton plan also and the gen-  . eral theory of all modern education, is that it helps  the fool without harming the genius. Geniuses ed:  .ucate themselves. The university that relied on  them alone for tuition fees would soon close its  doors.'  Why is there so much contempt for the "average man"? It is the average man who runs the.  works and keeps the wheels -moving. Society is  organized for his benefit, civilization depends on  him, and it is only proper thai education should  give him the first consideration. To indict a college  for educating fools is merely to indict education itself, which exists for the millions who are "maistly  fules" as Carlyle said, but who nevetheless manage  to do most of the world's work.���������New York World.  At a meeting of the Fraser Valley Development  League, or what is left of it���������it was decided to reorganize under a new constitution, place the new  ideas before the municipalities and boards of trade  throughout the Valley, and report later.  The present name should first be changed to  what it was in the first place. The word development appeals to most people as smacking too much  of some, kind of a real estate scheme. A new name  might give it new life.  Those at last Friday's meeting seem to be of the  opinion that the-league should keep in touch with  the residents of the valley, before it can be a success, if it is a farmers' and fruitgrowers league the  secretary or those in charge must surely keep in  touch with the people for .whom the league was organized to benefit.  ��������� It is doubtful if a league such as'has been attempted to carry out will ever be a succes, there  are so many things that the settlers of Fraser Valley require.    Among the things required  most is  proper markets for the present products���������at least.  a proper method of handling the sale of- the products.    No two men in the valley are just exactly  of the same opinion as to "how this should be done.  There are many other crying needs of the settlers,  such as cheap money, cheap powder, low taxation,'  better roads, and a road to all property, etc., etc.,  -And possibly most of all is encouragement to stay  on the land, and produce something.  ���������The  Fraser  Valley   Development  League  failed  . because it attempted too much and consequently  accomplished  nothing���������not long enough  time  being spent on one thing to get the desired results.  There is however no  doubt about the  need  of  such an organization, where the representatives of  the various bodies can congregate and attempt to  solve the problems that confront the people of lh_  Fraser Valley, but get in touch with the people they  must before anything can be accomplished.    Then  to start on one thing and carry it out successfully.  would be the object of the League if it were a success.    Then the question is what is that one most  important matter that a league composed of all the  municipalities and boards of trade of ���������the Valley  can easily and most quickly accomplish by united  effort? If the committe now having matters in hand  can point out the straight course to be adopted,  and convince the people that it would be wise to  work towards that end then the league is on the  road to success, but there must be'organization first  locally, .before  a  strong  representative   organization can accomplish anything worth while.  ******************************  * .      '  *  *  #  *  *  *  *  #  *  *  The Post publishes all the News  all the time. An advertisement in it will bring quick results.    Try it.  ******!(: ************* **********>,.  NEW PROVINCIAL  GAME  REGULATIONS  The report of the. Agricultural Commission has  been brought down and its character fully justifies the high expectations which had been formed  by all who have followed the work of the Commission under the able chair in inship of Mr. W. U. Hay  ward, M. P. P., It is comprehensive, incisive and  courageous. None of the problems confronting the  industry are shirked; the most insistent arc dealt  with boldly and clearly and eminently practical  solutions are offered. As the report is not ,to be  dealt with during the present session of the Legislature there will be plenty of time for the general"  public,  and  more  particularly  those'' interested in -  agriculture to study it thoroughly and this is what  should be done during the present year. The government has announced its intention of dealing  with it legislatively at the next session of parliament and while there is no pledge that effect Avill  be given to all the recommendations made, there  is little doubt that the main features of the report  will be embodied in legislative form. The outstanding feature of the report is the recommendation to establish a Board of Credit for the purpose  of making loans to farmers, on easy terms, along  the lines of the system which is operating so satisfactorily in New Zealand. It is not- necessary at  present to discuss the details of Ibis scheme. It is  a system which the Week has been recommending  for four years and which it believes will furnish a  satisfactory solution of the financial difficulties  which have handicapped land clearing and culture.  In viow- of the great importance of the subject  and tho interesting character of tho report it is  the intention of the Week to publish a special supplement at an early date dealing with it in detail.���������  The Week.  The following taken from the "Little New Eng-  lander" will be interesting to some of our readers:  "A year or so ago, in response to an urgent-appeal from our government, Canada promised to  contribute three battleships towards Imperial defence. And wild paeans went up glorifying this  act of noble generosity. But we shouted a little  too soon. For the Canadian Senate rejected the  < proposal. So we have got 'to' pay for these battleships ourselves. And that is the chief reason, dear  reader, why you and I are about to have fresh taxation claped on us. Some people seem a trifle annoyed with our Canadian cousins for letting us into  a hole, like-this. But such annoyonce is quite.unreasonable. Canada knows that under any circumstances the British Army and Navy are at her disposal in time of trouble. She is not compelled to  pay. So she is only gratifying the natural instinct to get something for nothing.  -    .    , (From ...the   Fraser  Valley Record)  By another item appearing in this issue it will  be seen that the lighting bill that was tp relieve  , the situation in Mission City, is notfto be had from  ' the   provincial   government   this  session.    It   was  always a- doubtful  quantity,  but 'it is presumably  settled for good now,    It seems almost a pity that  it could not be secured by the means suggested by  ��������� the government in the first place.  As an unincorporated town Mission City is under  the control of the provincial government who collects our taxes and attends to our wants in the way  of policing, building our streets and keeping those  already built in repair, etc. When it came to the  lighting of the streets of-the town, there  available method of lighting them and paying for  the light, except of course the people dug down in  their pockets and paid for the light company. The  suggestion came from somewhere that an act be  passed in the local house in order to enable the  assessor and collector to levy-a small tax on each  lot or property holder 'in the Mission City limits  and collect same: this to go towards the payment  of the lighting, and thus equalize the small amount  that the street lighting of the town costs per year.  About the end of last session a proposed bill draft  was sent to the Board of Trade for their sanction,  but upon examination it appeared to be unworkable  ��������� as it called for the appointment of commissioners  to do the business of assessing and collecting. - To  put-such machinery into force would probably call  for another act and did not apeal to the Board as  the kind of legislation that would simplify matters  much,  and the  draft bill  was  sent  back not ap-  - proved of. This year our member, Mr. Manson -  was to get through- a bill that would be more  workable for the town of Mission City and at the  last meeting of the Board, which was a special one  the matter was of such importance that the Board  determined to have an answer one way or the other  as to getting the desired legislation. Our readers  are familiar with the recent events in the matter. -  The proposal to tax the property in .Mission City  for street lighting purposes seemed to meet with  the approval of most people, and to tell the truth  no complaints that this paper is aware of ever did  reach the board of trade. The cost to each parcel  of property in the townsite would not be over 25  cents a year���������not a very large amount for any per;  son to pay unless he has a whole lot of property'.  It is just possible that less would cover the cost of  the lighting. How many lots are there in town?  It is hard to understand just exactly what the  premier means when he says "Feeli you must  recourse to Municipal Act for same" Does it  mean that in order to collect money, for street lighting that Mission City must incorporate, or is the  premier a bit mixed in the matter.  Incorporation at the present time is not advisable, nor could it be very well accomplished as the  majority of those who hold property are not favorable to incorporation. At least it is so understood  It can't bo of course that the government would  want to see Mission City incorporated, as one  would almost suppose that the government had  enough small towns incorporated in the province  that have a mighty hard struggle to pay their way.  The provincial government regulations have been consolidated and a  mended in a new act which Hon. W.  J: Bowser, attorney-general, introduced in the House this session. An  important feature of the amending  act is the stipulation that hereafter  live foxes must not be imported or  exported without the ��������� permission of  the provincial government game department The purpose of this is to  prevent black fox breeders from send  ing foxes out of British Columbia  and it is thus expected that the black  fox breeding industry, insofar as this  province is concerned, will remain at  home. It is declared that Yukon  has practically been denuded, so to  speak,- hundreds of the valuable animals having been exported. ��������� The intention of the government is to confine fox breeding in British Columbia to the provincial limits, so,that  all live foxes caught here will have  to remain. The department is not  expected to throw "any obstacles in  the way of those who intend to import live foxes, however. The new  regulations also provide for the issuance of permits to those who intend  to go into the animal breeding business, breeding such fur-bearing animals as foxes.'  In the past under Schedule B of  the Act it has been unlawful to shoot  certain animals in certain sections at  certain times. The new amendments  provide for the abolition of Schedule  13, Hereafter all game will be considered closed. That is to say, any  man taking aguji.;under his; arm for  the purpose of shooting' 'game may,  as well put it back in gun rack unless he knows that there is an order  in council providing for an open season for the particular gamo he is  after. v  Protection of a different description .is given licensed trappers, who  may select territory with the know-  lodge that others will not be pormit-  -tel to trap within one mile. All disputes as to trapping grounds will be  settled by the game1 warden or gov  eminent agents.  . Dealers in fur required to  keep a record, of all transactions giving the' names of vendors of pelts.  They will be prohibited from dealing  in the skins of wapti, "moose or 'cariboo, as well as deer. *  . The prohibition against carrying  guns without a license will not apply  to trapshooters, target shooters, or  militiamen . .Boys,under sixteen  must be accompanied by an adult  with a license.  For .an offense under the act the  licenses of hunters may be cancelled  or new ones may be refused on the  future application." Guides licenses  may be refused on the grounds of in-.  competence,   breach  of  contract,  or  misdemeanors under the law.  North of the 55th parallel possessors of pelts may hold them up to  three months after the.closing of the  various seasons, and possessors south  of that degree may hold pelts two  months subsequent to' the closing of  the season.' . The game department  will have authority to extend either,  period.  THE MARKET.  The  New  Westminster   residents  taking advantage of the fine spring  morning turned out in good numbers to attend .the New Westminster  weekly market on Friday last. The  Valley residents were also on hand  with good supplies of eggs, buter,  ���������poultry, vegetables, besides other  farm products, The result of the  two combined made trading at the  various stalls brisk although changes  in prices were not numerous.'  As a result of a large quantity of  potatoes on the market the price  dropped to $1 a sack.  Other vegetables, turnips,.parsnips  carrots and cabbages were on theniar-  ket in fair supplies and at the usual  prices .        >    -  Eggs which last week dropped to  35 cents a dozen retail remained at  this figure this week while the whole  sale quotation was 30 cents a dozen  Butter was selling at'40 cents a lb.  Poultry live weight ranged in tho  price from 21 to 23 cents a pound  while ducks were quoted at if 1.8 a do- '  zen Several prize White Wyandot-  to roosters were offered at $3 .each  by Grace and Mallison, of South  Westminster. These birds had taken "prizes' at tho New Westminster  fair and alsothe Central Park. Tho  moats of which there was a variety  and average quantity did not vary  from last weeks prices.  Fresh spring salmon, red and steel  head, was absent from the flslistalls  its placo being taken by the frozen  variety. Cod, halibut, oolichans, her  rings and smelts wore however plentiful, the last mentioned 10  cents a pound, and hering and the  oolichans at three pounds for a quarter.  All the spring - flowers that have  been appearing for the - past few  weeks were on the stalls again in  large quantities. Several pots of  snowdrops were sold at 15 cents ea.  while cut carnations and daffodils  were quoted at last week's prices.  Rose, Raspberry,, and the .Gooseberry and currant bushes were also  to be seen.  , The new Government Snag Boat  Samson, which was built "at a cost  of. $22,000 at the , Pitt River ship  yards, was' successfully launched on  Wednesday last       -������������������*  fc  ^\  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McEENZIE'.  vv=  ������������/  insurance  Insure your horses and cattle in  case of accident or death  A valuable Mare is worth insuring, so are  the other farm stock. See me as to cost  of this kind of insurance, which is very  reasonable.  Abbotsford  ������:  ,!  1  ���������^ Vl'  If  If  r/  i*  Ifi  I  inifete  -----���������---���������'^  -^'���������'-'--~' ;--  ���������;$  'I.   ,.,'I'IU ���������ff'��������� ' -'���������������������������LLl ���������JLI t    I... m,_T_,| ......_���������, ���������    ,.      Ji_-. ������������������ ������_..���������__��������� ,n i. ..-Mi ..'������������������������.   njnm.ji   ���������������������������!.'"��������� ���������. _L_ ][* fezf/     .   :|  Several broken lines Men's  Women's and ChildrenV;  Shoes to clear out at cost.  Men's heavv woolen sox  a/  regular 35c, 40c and 50c  lines to clear at 4 pr. for $1.  ������  Abbotsford  ;���������HB������  ABB  L  ABBOTSFORD, B. C   !'  Ma__nna________n-MHMi  Strictly-first-class-in every respect.    The bar is  stocked with the best- of wines, liquor and cigars,"  RATES, $1.50 TO  $2.0O  PER  DAY  A.J, HENDERSON &.SONS  PROPRIETORS  Pork, Mutton, .Keef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  m OF TRAD  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A.- Morley  of Abbotsford, B: C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sitss  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  of information regarding the farm and fruit lands of, ^  ���������Athe district, and industries already'established.   ,   Jjj  MUSIC TUITION  DAVID C. BLAIR,   JR.,   begs to  announce  to   the people ot  Abbotsford .and Surrounding- District that  he   will   commence teaching- Piano,   Organ  and  Theory  of  Music.        Pupils    rapidly    advanced.  Advanced pupils prepared for examination.    Intending- pupils   can  enroll at the Store, Abbotsford. '  .DAVID  C.   BLAIR, Jr., Certificated Trinity College of Music, London  i  ������  is of as much importance  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as tp 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.  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.  ���������'l| ;nE ABBOTSFORD POST XBBOTSFORD,, B. C,  MATSQUI HIGH SCHOOL VOTE  ��������� At a meeting of the Matsqui school  board, held on Saturday, February  21, the secretary submitted a statement of the high school vote taken  at the municipal election, and was instructed to request the Matsqui council to take no action in this matter  for the reason that no vote was taken  in Sumas municipality as intended,  and that in Matsqui the vote was rather undecided, and improperly counted in the opinion of the-board.  Also the result of the election for  school trustees the elected members  are P. Conroy, Wm. Merry field,, and  11. R. Phillips.   ; ���������*   St MATTHEWS' CHURCH SERVICE  THE AKKOTSFOKI) EXHIBITION  Church services will be held at  St. Matthews church next Sunday as  follows: Holy Communion, at 8:30 a.  m. Morning service at 11 a. m., evening service at 7:30 p. m. The rector of Holy Trinity church, Vancou  ver will preach morning and evening  To The Public:  The Loyal True Blue Lodge of Abbotsford wish to ' inform the Public  of the incorrect report, re-���������Tho Social Club Dances held recently in the  Orange Hall'., Kindly note that they  are not, nor have been given under  the auspices of the True Blue or Orange Lodge, nor are they in any way  connected with said dance.  By request of ���������  THE  LOYAL  TRUE  BLUE  LODGE  Abbotsford, Mar. 2, 1914.  (The Post is not guilty: it must be  that unknown foreign correspondent  with his local grudge).  Prof. Chas. Hill-Tout was a visitor  to Vancouver Thursday, returning on  Saturday. ,  The Pioneer Store has a fine selec  tion of the famed Ferry & Co. garden  and vegetable seeds displayed in the  window,  which  should prove  of interest to our local farmers.  The farmers of Matsqui are taking  advantage of the excellent weather,  and now plowing operations are in  full swing. Many" of them are also  doing much draining.  The McCIary Manufacturing Company have donated a special prize-of  six pieces of alumnium ware, valued  at $7.75, to the prize list of the Sumas Abbotsford fair; while the Perfect Pantry, donated by Messrs T. J.  Trapp &. Co./of New Westminster, is  now on view in Mr. Alanson's window.  The next meeting of society will  be held in Huntingdon on March 16  and it is expected that a large number of n_-v members will be enrolled  The following are the list of contributions to date:  Abbotsford T. & T. Co $25.00  J.   J.   Sparrow,    25.00  7. J. Tciii.--', Perfect, Panir;',  special prize for best graded  cow,   value   .'. ,16.00  J. J. Sparrow, two special, $5  each    :  10.00  C.   Hill-Tout     10..00  C. B. Hill-Tout  1  10.00  Dr.   Swift    10.00'  M. Hulton-Harrop   10.00  B.   J.   Gernaey    10.00  Royal Bank of Canada  .-..,15.00  F. Munroe    10.00  H.   Alanson       10.00  H.   Gazley     .10.00  H.   Radford      1,0.00  McCIary Mfg. Co., special  value    ��������� -' !.   7.75  Steel Briggs Seed Co.,    Special      6.00  ,J. Vanetta      5.00  W. Hill-Tout      5.00  A.   Hulton-HarroD      5.00  F. C. Wiggins      5.00  A. Johnson       5.00  N. Authier      5-00  M. W. Copeland, special      5.00  B. B.  Smith   :      5.00  A. M. King, special      5.00  G. C.   Clark        5.00  W.   Campbell        5.00  J.  K.  McMenemy       5.00  Post     5-00  Percy R. Peele     5.00  Mrs. Percy R. Peele      5.00  J. A. McGowan      5.00  Hulton-Harrop        5.00  Mr. A. C- Salt, of the Customs  staff, enjoyed a couple of days well-  earned rest from his aduous duties  this week rusticating in the foothills  of Cultus Lake.  Mr. J. Vanetta has fully recovered  from his recent illness and is back  on  the  job  again.  Hay Is being sold in the barn at  Lulu. Island for $12 a ton.  ���������' A social event of interest took  place at the Hotel Dunsmuir, Vancouver, on Tuesday last, when Rev.  J. Thorburn Conn, of Mission City  united In marriage Mr. Walter Plum-  ridge and Miss Emma Hovde, both of  Mission City.  The bride was attended by Miss  Nellie Smith, while Mr. G. L. Watson  assisted the groom through the trying ordeal.  V.  C.  T.  R.   H.   Eby,  W. Fraser  R.   Davison   ...:     5:00  DeLair       5.00  2.50  1.00  L.   Murray        I-00  THE   LIBERAL   CONVENTION  MT.  LEHMAN  NOTES  Many people are clearing land in  this district. Among those so- occupied are Messrs McCallum, Macdonald, Campbell, Ferguson, Acorn  and Morgan.  A grand "bee" was formed last  Wednesday to clear up a lot of wood  for the church.  The Young People's Society of the  church are having stirring times de-  beting such questions as Alcohol and  Efficiency  and Woman's Suffrage.  The whist club is very active now  and Miss McAdam the school teacher  is taking an active part in renewing  the interest. ���������  The running of pigs on the highway is a nuisance. They attack the  gardens with the joy of the ruthless.  Who is responsible?  The attention of the public health  authorities is called to the health  conditions on the Indian reservation  near Gifford. It is repored that tuberculosis is rampant there and yet  these wards of the nation are peddling fish about,- are being engaged in  washing among the settelers and may  carry infection to the homes of the  whites.  Special meetings are to be held in  the church next Sunday, Marach 8,  when Rev. C. McDiarmid, Rev. J. S.  Henderson, Rev. J. L. Campbell, Rev.  E. A. Henry, Vancouver and Rev. Dr.  McKinnon, Kitsilano are expected.  Rev. W. M. Reid and Mr. Alexander Gillis, Mt. Lehman, attended the  home mission board of the Presbyterian church in New Westminster  on Monday.  (Continued from Page One)  vailable land is held by speculators  and where a.-settler cannot get land  within reasonable distance of transportation or ��������� prospective railways  without paying speculators his price  He ridiculed the' Hon. W. J. Bowser's statements in regard to land  and he ridiculed with sarcasm Hon.  Ross' statement that he had put 50,-  000 farmers on the land.  '''What is the use of electing a mayor or aldermen," Mr. Brewster asked in dealing with the new municipal, act, "when Mr. Bowser can govern  the municipalities so much more economically? The people's personal  rights and freedom are now being .interfered with in so many ways and  to such an extent that soon they will  no longer submit to his autocracy."  Reverting to the Liberal workman's compensation plank in the plat  form he said that only last week a  Conservative member of the legislature, a lawyer had said tlie cost of  litigation in many cases exceeded the  amount awarded lo the court. The  Liberals had a bill ready to put into  force as soon as they came to power  and he believed it would be one of  the best laws on the contient because in drafting it they had laid before them laws available and they  had adopted from them the best features of all of them.  In concluding he said the Liberal  party must and would apply the principle of the square deal. He paid  a fine tribute to the great province  of British Columbia. He said: "When  you travel don't go to California.  Take a tour through British Columbia; the most magnificent province  in the Dominion. When you have  travelled British Columbia as I have  you will realize that in this province  we have something worth working  for. The only trouble with British  Columbia now' is that It is administered for the classes, and what the  Liberals must do is to make it a province in, which the ppor man can-  live  in  comfort and  plenty."  Proportional representation, upon  which Dr. Wolverton yesterday made  a comprehensive rep.orti formed the  topic of a good deal of discussion  in two sessions of . the convention.  Each and all of the many delegates'  who spoke favored the,system as the  solution of the minority representation problem, and the abolition of the  corruption. The system does not do'  away with party lines, but it minimizes partisanship.  Discussing the question Dr. Wolverton said: "Our present system of  electing representatives, by single  member constituencies and by majority or pluarality of votes can never justly or adequately secure fair  representation of the sentiments of  the electors.  (A) Frequently a majority of electors elects a majority of the house  (B) If not infrequently a minority of the members, it must be expected that the parties in the house  are almost always widely disproportionate to in tlie country.  (C) By our present system from  one half to two-thirds of the electors  are practically disfranchised, they, are  not represented or their votes are  thrown away. ,  (D) Sometimes minority is not"  only not represented but is actually  penalized.  In support of this Gladstone's defeat in 1886, when ,he had a popular  majority was cited, and much stress  was laid on the present constitution  of British Columbia house in which  thirty-five per cent of the voters at  the last election did not elect a single representative. Under- this system every man would. have a vote  and no man wauld lose a vote. Every man could name',his'first second  and third choice and these would .be  .calculated by a fixed rule which ensured the complete expression and  representation of all shades of public  opinion. ��������� ���������*���������   *���������  The convention adopted the principle and decided to make it a plank  in the party platform*.  (The'above, was.taken from a Liberal paper and should' be correct.)  GOOD WORK  is what you will say when you  have seen our bath room after  we have installed the plumbing  Sanitary bath room appurtenances are as requisite to health  as a doctor id when you are ill.  Our work is always A-l, and our,  tory.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bldgv Abbotsford     gg������  FRESH BREAD,  Cakes and Pastry always on hand.  Choice line of confectionery.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical prices  -  Abbotsford  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  v'.-.v- -y  is a  FOR SALE���������Bred-to-lay two hundred egg strain, Barred Rock Hens  $2.00 each, Cockerel $3.00 each.  Eggs for setting $3.00 per 15  Jno. A. Barr, Hatzic, B. C.  _������-E;.  for garden and farm are best  for B.C. soil S������?e Catalog-tie fox  s ol i d ������u ar ante������ of purity  and ^������rmiiiation  S end now for Copy free   .  Sutton SSons.The Kinds Specimen  Reacting En^lsanol ���������  A.J. W o ������ d w a r d  Vicl-oria      5.       Vancouver  -  6IS Fori- SC 667.Gronvill������ Sh  SOLE AGENTS COOT BRITISH COLUMBIA  M. MacDonald.  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  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Paistor���������Rev. J. L.  Cam bell,  B.  A., B. Dl  Services���������Sunday aoliool 10 a.m.  Public iW'OTiahlp ,11 a. m.  Teacher training clasa 3 p.m.  Public Wars/hip 7.30 p. m.  Choirr Practioe, Friday 8 p. in.  Meeting  far  Bib'la    Study    and  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sunday Sch'ool, 2.15 p. m.  Public Worship 3.30 p.. m.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free ^  Phene Connection       Mission City  IN  THE SUPREME COURT OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA IN PROBATE.  DAIRY   FARM  WANTED to rent 100 to 15.0 acres, house and harn, with option to  buy. W.   P.   Challes,  Box,   2 0,  Eburne  Station,   Eburne,   B,   C.  f63i  NOTIGE   TO   CREDITORS  Re Ulderic Prefontaine, Deceased.  NOTICE is hereby given that all  Creditors and other persons having  any debts, claims or demands upon  or against the estate of Ulderic Pre-  fontaine of Abbotsford, in the Province of British Columbia, Farmer,  deceased, (who died on or about  the 25th day of February, 1912 and  probate of whose will was granted  to Arithemise Prefontalne and Clothilda Prefontaine of Belpeil in the  Province of Quebec on the 22nd day  of October, 1913,' by the Supreme  Court of British Columbia) are  hereby required to send in the particulars in writing of their debts  Claims or demands' to Messrs Tupr  per, Kitto & Wightman, Royal Bank  Chambers, 408 Hastings Street, West  City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, the solicitors for the  said executrices Arithemise Prefontaine and Clothilda Prefontaine on  or about the 9th day of February  A. D.   1914.  AND NOTICE IS HEREBY also  given that after the expiration of  that time the said executrices will  proceed to distribute the assets of  the deceased among the. parties entitled thereto having regard only to  the Debts, Claims and Demands of  which the said executrices shall  then have notice and that they will  not be liable for the assets or any  part thereof so distributed to any  person of whose debt claim or demands they shall not then have had  notice.  Dated at Vancouver this 19th day  of January, A. D., 1914.  Tupper, Kitto & Wightman*  Solicitors for the said Executrices.  J. K.  MCMENEMY  Horseshoer and General  Blacksmith  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  irs  First-class Carriage  Painter in  Connection  /_?=  C. Electric Irons  By far the best  iElectric Iron  on the market  at any price  Electric Irons are  Indispensable  in  the modern  .household"  The cheapest  high standard  Electric Iron  on the market  PRICE (to parties using B.C. Electric current)  $3.00  Every Iron is guaranteed by the Company for 10 years.  B." G. Electric/  Abbotsford Salesroom at B. C. Electric Station  Other salesrooms at Chilliwack .and New Westminster  I  'ii  fl  i  <..']  II


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