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 iHMSMVUUMi  ,-1-  ;.t  ���������?AB-1��������� 'fOJJI  *-**n.'������.'!1;^55i-������**'  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND. LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VI., No. 17!  ABBOTSFORD,.B. C, FRIDAY,   MARCH.  7,1913  8 $1.00 PER YEAR  To the Editor:  Sir,���������I believe Lhe londlng ol' money  : Lo farmers and bona fide settlors on  their high' bench lands of the Fraser  Valley by the Government, at long  time, and low rate of inlorcst, would  go a long way Lo solve Lhroo problems  before us:���������  First���������Making good roads.  - Second���������SeLtllng  tho  country    and  making bush, lands productive. ��������� *  Thirdly���������Supplying local markets  with the necessities of life-1���������butter,  eggs, potatoes, fruit, etc.  ��������� For, the sake of argument, let us  say that the Government appropriates  $1,000,000 for that purpose. .  . No individual loan to be more than  $1,000, said loan to run for 20 years,  interest at 4 per cent., loans to be issued at the sums of $100, $200, etc.,  monthly, quarterly or yearly, at the  discretion of commissioners who have  charge of said work and according to  fulfilment of agreement- by farmers  and settlers.  With the aid of $1,000 I believe an  average of five acres could be cleared  and brought into a state of thorough  .cultivation; a settler with five acres  in cultivation should', then be able to  make a living' and clear the rest of  his holding (if not too large) and refund said loan.       .  By that-means 5,000 acres could be  ���������brought into a state of thorough cultivation inside-of five years, bringing-  in,a net "revenue of $50,000 to $75,000,  which at present does not produce  cents.  Now, going back to the problems.  Roads are a costly undertaking in this  province.  ' To build good roads, taxes are imposed, which fall a great deal on unproductive land, thus crippling the  farmer from making further improvements.  For example, take a block of 5,000  acres of unproductive land, at present  values $100 per acre, taxed at 1 per  cent,., which moans $500 per annum Lo  bo. met, which the land does not produce -and which the 'farmers or sot-  llers have Lo get on the outside, the  difference, 5,000 acres of productive  land bringing in a revenue of $50,000  per annum, treble Lhe rate, and the  burden would not be so" great.,  Second, we must remember the man  who is' going to buy bush land and  settle the country; must be in most  cases one not richly endowed with  cash, but must have muscle and determination, if he buys 10 acres "at present values of $100 per acre and up, it  will be a long time before he clears  and owns it unless he has. capital.  With assistance by a long time loan  and low interest he could reclaim and  produce revenue of $250 to $1,000 per  annum inside of five years from land  hitherto' lying waste; would need' better roads, and .would not feel' the burden of'taxation, to improve .them. .,  Thirdly, supply markets. We must  all acknowledge that the .urban dis-  ���������tricts of-British Columbia are fast  outgrowing that of the rural; if so,  more produce must be imported both  from the south and east of us. N Given  a chance, I believe the lands'- of British Columbia ."could supply that demand, but conditions of those lands  are such, on account of clearing, the  acidity of soil, -the lack of certain  plant food, and time < required to master all these,"difficulties,'makes it imperative that the Government should  come to the aid of the country.  SETTLER OF TWENTY YEARS' EX-  ��������� PERIENCE.  f  *\  and  are synonymous  Our choice selection of Garden and  Flower Seeds includes almost  every known kind.  All lines are now full but will not  remain so for long.     Get  your supply now.  The Pioneer Store  W  ���������J  To the Editor: ,  The question of cheap ' money for  the farmer resLs on a security' basis  and all government loans for this purpose must of/necessity be on Lhe.understanding that the security, whether  in land, stock" and implements, ,or .cooperative guarantee is such as a bank  or private firm would accept for a  mortgage. The. difference being that  instead of for. 5 years at'8 per-cent:  the loan should be' repayable over a  long period atfca low rate of interest.  In Lhe Orange. River. Colony .settlers  can' purchased farms from the ,land  commissioner at about $75 an acre, the  payments extending over 25 years at  4 per cent, interest. These lands re-  quire no clearing,-the initial expenses  consist. of sinking a well, buildings,  fencing and purchase of stock.-  To assist him meet this expenditure  for every $100 spent by the' settler  (with the approval- of the land commissioner) h.e-"can-'(within_certain. lirn-  its) obtain a similar amount as a" loan  at 4 per cent, repayable' in 5 years,  which period may be extended- at tlie  commissioner's discretion.. As security, for the loan a mortgage is given on  all the farm and stock;  Although .there is no available government land in - this district, and  present owners would scoff at the idea'  of terms extending over 25 years at  4 per cent., yet'it ought not to be impossible to devise some similar  scheme to meet the demands of this  valley.  First, we will consider land as a security.  The prices of land in the valley are  too high to enable the average settler  with a small capital to make fair interest on his money. How many new  farms have been opened in the Matsqui and Sumas districts during the  past two years? I do not mean newcomers who have repla'ced old timers,'  but settlers who have broken new  land. The number could . I think, be  counted on one's fingers and the reason is that the price of uncleared land  is too high.  Similarly with improved farms, the  owners of some sold out because they  saw a chance of making a good profit,  but many have quitted the district because they found they could get a better percentage on their money by investing it in first mortgages on city  property than by working hard on a  farm, proving that the prices paid for  improved farms are under present conditions too high.  The same state of affairs existed a  few years ago in Australia and was  followed by a big slump in land values.  . While a firm believer in the agricultural possibilities of this valley, I cannot disguise the fact that a similar  slump might occur in this, district. Under Lhese circumstances, the government, as custodians of public moneys,  would not be justified in granting  loans on the security of farm lands,  beyond the value at which they are assessed for municipal taxation.  In a mixed farming and fruit-grow  ing district the value of the stock,  etc., of the average settler Is as a rule  small, but combined with the value of  buildings could be considered as'.a security for loans.  Co-operative guarantee is possible  only in such districts where co-operation exists for marketing produce, and  ���������want of co-operation is one of the most  serious defects in the agricultural conditions of. this valley:  Without co-operation Lhe individual  farmer pays more for produce he buys  and receives less for produce he sells,  in. addition to which his expenses for  profit and handling are greater.  The causes of this lack of co-operation are-apathy of old settlers, and the  want of time 'and business ability of  individual- members to manage a coh-  cern 'and also the comparatively small  and 'widely scattered community.  Co-operation has been successful at  Chilliwack and Cowichan but both of  those districts became closely settled  when land was cheap^  This valley is competing for settlers  not only with the rest of British Columbia," hut with the whole' Empire  and unless we can- offer new-comers  the same advantages as they can obtain, elsewhere we shall not be able.to  secure, them,. I have met; several men  who came out to see the valley with a  view of farming, but after inspection  decided to go elsewhere, not because  ihe soil was poor, riot because freight  rates were high.and marketing facilities were bad, but because the price  of the land was too high when the cost  and difficulty of clearing, were taken  into consideration.  Tho Royal Commission on Agriculture now collecting evidence, may by  its recommendations secure legislation  to help agricultural interests, their investigations will be very thorough and  it is quite possible that when they  ���������learn the price of land in this Valley  and compare its value with other vacant lands in the Province they may  recommend that loans granted to new  settlers shall be conditional on taking  up .Government Land or on paying- a  price which a Land Commissioner considers fair and reasonable.  The result of such a policy would be  that these districts would be left out  in the cold while new comers settled  in other parts of the Province.  From a settlement point of view,  roads are just as important as Railways, the arteries in our bodies would  be of little use were it not for- the  innumerable veins that feed them. The  present policy of the Provincial Government in constructing main roads  and unconditionally leaving to Municipalities their maintenance and the  construction of branch roads does not  meet with universal approbation. The  system of day labor on construction is  more expensive and less satisfactory  than contract, and I hope in the near  future to see all road construction  given out to contract by the Provincial authorities and while the alignment of new roads would be left to  Municipalities, the provincial grants  would be conditional to a proportional  amount being provided from Municipal  funds.  The Commission referred to is collecting evidence regarding marketing,  etc., of produce. Opinions they may  form on this subject must of necessity  (Continued   on   Page' Two.)  The  regularly.-monthly  meeting, of ..  the Matsqui-Siunas Board of Trade was  held on Monday evening last. , In the  ���������  absenceof the-president, Mr. Hill-Tout,  Vice-President  Alanson  occupied   the   .  chair.  ,   The Board is doing good  work for  the ��������� district, and  that  each   member, -  through his individual efforts, is mate--'  rially assisting, is recognized by the  full attendance at the meetings during ���������'  the -last   month. ��������� Secretary   Morley  ,  read, the   minutes^ of   last   meeting,  which were'adopted.   In regard to Lhe .  Hazel- Street crossing controversy between Lhe Railway Commissioners and  Lhe townsite, the following letters were   '  read: * ..-..'  Chas. Hill-Tout, Esq., President Matsqui-Sumas Board of Trader  rI have-your letter of the 25th ultmo. -  and in reply I am directed to say, that"  the  Board's right to  carry, highways.,  over a railway is'limited to highways','  .that have an existence either, .in (.law  ,or from long'usage-making-the high--'  way a. public  way of communication^ -  without Municipal'or.-Government acr  ,  tion. - ���������  No one appeared <at the hearing at  Vancouver on- the 29th November last  in  support of the application,  but it  -was   gathered   that  no- highway,  had"  ever been laid out either by Municipal -  or Government authority.    The local  authority referred to in my letter of  December   12th   last,   means,   in   the  first instance, an organized municipal- *  ity;  there is no municipal corporation  at the point in question.   In that case,  the   petitioners   should   apply   to   the  Minister of Public Works of the Province of British Columbia, at Victoria. ���������  .  So far as the British Columbia Electric Railway is concerned, it is claimed that this company  is not. subject  to   the   Board's   jurisdiction.     Under  these   circumstances   the  British   Columbia Government itself .can give the   ���������  right to cross the tracks of that company. "  Yours truly,  A. D. CARTWRIGHT,  -    * . Sec. R. R. C.  A. P. Cartwright, Esq., Board of Railway Commissioners, Ottawa, Canada:  Dear Sir���������������������������I beg to acknowledge and'  thank you for your letter of the 12th  inst. The Board o_ Commissioners  has apparently not understood that  the street we desire to have opened  across the railway is a gazetted street -  in the subdivision of the townsite of  Abbotsford, registered in the Land  Office in New Westminster. I understand, therefore, that this street has  an existence in law as well as in fact,  and answers your objection No. 1. As  far as the crossing of the B. C. Electric Railway track is concerned, we  have their written consent' to do so,  and do not need to seek permission  from the Government. The B. C. Electric Railway are at one wilh us in this  matter.  I would' like to point out again that  the lack of the second crossing is a  great hardship to the public, inasmuch  Continued on  Page Four. m  WEB ABBOTSFORD PQ9T,      ABBOTSFORD, B, C,  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company.  A weekly Journal devoted to the interest, ot: Abbotsford and  surrounding district.  Advertising rales made'known on application.    .  LEGAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents per line for first insertion^  and,8 cents, a line for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our Shibboleth���������Neither for nor agin the Government.  Friday, March 7, 1913  The Board of Trade is again up against, the question of opening  tlie Hazel Street crossing. .It should have been opened before and  'the sooner the better, for it, is the. rights of the property holders  that they should have another crossing. Elsewhere wc publish two ]  letters, one from the Railway Commission and another from the  .president of the Board of Trade. The president of the Board was  appointed a delegate to attend the sitting of the Railway Commission at Vancouver and he failed to be there for some unaccountable  reason which has never been explained. Correspondence in these  matters will never open the street. Actual attendance at the hoar..'  If our memory serves us aright, and we arc speale  ft is hoped  is what counts.  ing from memory, the delegate has now missed three sessions.  haps he will be ready for the fourth session or-sittmg. U is  so,' and should he not be it is hoped that he will give place to a representative of the board that will be present. No attempt is made to  publish any particular reasons given from mouth to mouth, but he  fact remains that he was not present and in the reports oi: the different meetings of the board .given this paper by-the secretary, no  explanation has been forthcoming.  CHEAP MONEYFOR THE FARMER  CCowtinuftd From Page One)  be based on figures but on 'other points  the individual-or collective opinions of  farmers   and   Associations   will   carry  weight,  so  that witnesses  should  be  prepared not only to state tlie trammels under  which agricultural  enterprise is at present laboring but also  .their opinions as.to the best means of  overcoming them.   The Progress Club  is doing excellent work in this direction for the Province as a whole.   We  look  to   the   Fraser  Valley   Publicity  Bureau to supplement this as far, as  our local needs are concerned.    Representatives of Fanners' Institutes and  Boards   of   Trade   will   also   express  their opinions, but new ideas emanating, from individual members will receive equal consideration, so that all  who desire  to express  their opinions  should make a point of giving evidence  when the Commission reaches this district.  We do not all see eye to eye in these  matters and many of my suggestions  may meet with opposition, but as Abbotsford does not possess a debating  society where such topics might be  threshed out and adequately discussed,  I  append  them    for what  they    are  worth:,  1. A Land Commissioner's office in  Vancouver to advise and assist new  comers. Land owners to be at liberty  to list their properties with him (provided he approves of the price) Lhe  commission chargeable being only sufficient to cover necessary expenses in  this line.  2. A wild land tax, assessable by  Provincial authorities, on a' sliding  scale, so that a farm on which a fair  proportion . is annually cleared would  pay little or no tax.  3. A heavy tax on all land, cleared  or uncleared, which in the opinion of  the Land. Commissioner is not being  profitably utilized.  4. A free issue of fruit trees, seeds,  or potato tubers from experimental  farms sufficient for.planting each new-  tract of land cleared and brought under cultivation.  5. Gangs with stumping outfit to be  organized by Government under Municipal management. The cost of maintaining the same being made by a loan  from Provincial Funds, the interest  and sinking fund for which could be  levied in the form of a tax on all land  cleared by these means.  6. A fund, similar to that of the  Irish Land Commission, by which the  Land Commissioner would be empowered to purchase the Agreement of  Sale of the outstanding balance on a  farmer's   land.    The  amount  arid   in-  LeresL being recoverable from the Farmers over a long period, say 25 years.  7. Loans to farmers (t.he expenditure of .which would be subject to Lhe  approval of the Land Commissioner)  at 4 ]).c. interest repayable in 10 years,  on the, security of half Lhe value of  their stock and buildings and the proportionate paid up value of their land  as assessed for Municipal taxation.  8. A representative of the Horticultural Department to be attached to one  or more Farmers' Institutes not only  to lecture on agricultural subjects but  Lo advise and help by practical demonstration the members of the Institute.  The cost of this might be great, but  part of the large Dominion grant for  technical agricultural education might  well be utilized in this manner.  9. .Provincial managers to start and  work co-operative societies, till in the  opinion of the Land Commissioner they  were on a satisfactory basis or not  generally desired by the" farmers. The  capital outlay to be provided from Provincial funds at a low rate of interest,  running expenses and the whole or  greater:part of the salary of the manager to be paid for by members.  ��������� 10.' The bonds of Rural Municipalities to be taken up by the Provincial  Government at 4 p.c. (within certain  limits.) ..  11. All Roads to be constructed and  maintained by Provincial- authorities,  the provincial grant expended in any  one municipality' being proportionate  to the amount contributed from Municipal Funds.  The land problem presents great difficulties to all governments and I hold  the view that the present conservative  administration has hitherto signally  failed to deal with the Provincial Land  question in a satisfactory manner, and  the motto of the Hon. Edward Blake  in Eastern Canada 31 years ago, "The  land for the settler, the price for the  public," still remains the motto of the  Liberal Party.  EDWARD POTTINGER,  red spring salmon has been offered for  sale.  The    supply    of    poultry, 'although'  somewhaf larger than last week, did  not affect the prices, pullets still being  offered for from $12 to $15 per dozen.  A small supply of fresh duck eggs was  noted,  75c  per  dozen  being  received  for  this    commodity.    Eggs    showed  signs of a further weakening in price,  falling from the opening price of 40c  to '35c,  and  it  is- expected  that they  will be sold for 30c.per dozen shortly.  Butter remained stationary at. 40c per  pound. ' .  "  Potalocs conLinued lo weaken , in  price, Lhe supply on hand at-.the market'being offered at from Cue to 70c  per sack and from $10 Lo $12 per ton.  for 75c per sack, while turnips, onions  I'Jeots and carrots were also offered  and parsnips remained stationary.  There was little fruit on the market,  the apples which were offered bringing  from $1.25 Lo $1.40 per box. No change  in Lhe price of meals was realized and  there was little indication 'of any immediate change.  Two fresh red ��������� spring salmon were  offered at 20c a pound or two pounds  for 35c, while white spring,salmon, of  which there was a more plentiful supply, brought 15c a pound. This is the  first fresh red spring salmon of Lhe  season.  A large supply of flowers was also  noticed, tulips,^hyacinths and daffodils  being the chief feature.  The Prices.  Eggs, retail, doz 30c to 35c.  Chickens, per dozen $12 to $13  Pullets, per dozen -. .'-$15  Young birds, per dozen  $G to $8  Broilers, per dozen $8 to $10  Poultry, live weight  24c to 25c  Ducks, per doz  $12 to $24  Ducks, per lb...'.  20c to 22c-  Poultry, dressed, per lb 30c  Turkey, per lb. live weight... 33c to 35c  Geese, per lb. live weight.... 20c to 23c  Turkey, dressed, per lb .' 40c  Geese, dressed, per'lb 23c to 25c  Vegetables.  Potatoes, ton $10 to $12  Beets, per sack...'. '. 75c  Carroits, per sack ��������� .....75c  Parsnips  $1.00  Cabbage, wholesale, per lb 3c  Cabbage, per head 10c to 15c  Onions, per sack.-. $1.25  Celery, per crate ....:.- :  $1-50  Turnips, per sack 75c  Small Fruits.  Apples,-per box $1 to $1.40  Apples,   5  lbs 25c  Pears, per box $1.00  Eggs and Butter-  Eggs, wholesale  '.....:  30c to 35c  Duck eggs, per dozen  60c  Young birds, per dozen $6 to $8  Butter, retail, per lb  35c to 40c  Honey, per comb 25c  .     Wholesale Meat. "  Pork,-per lb .- 13c to 13y2c  Lamb, per lb . :. 12 l-2c  EGGS   STILL   FALLING  MARKETS  Owing to improved weather conditions the regular weekly market this  morning was characterized by an increase in both supply and demand, a  briskness being prevalent which has  not been noted for some weeks past.  The prices in meat, fish and poultry  departments were steady, but a slight  decrease was noted in the value of  vegetables. Throughout the market,  however, there was a solidity which  was pleasing to both buyer and seller.  Spring weather is already asserting itself in the remarkable increase in the  supply of eggs and it is noted that today for the first time in months fresh j Sp-img salmon, white, lb..., 15C  Mutton, per lb 12%c to" 13c  Retail Meats.  Beef, best rib roasts      20c to 22c  Beef, loin       2Gc to 27c  Beef, round steak *20c to 25c  Boiling beef    '.    14c  Beef,- short loin      28c  Beef, post roast    18c  Pork  20c. to 25c  Mutton   20c to 22 l-2c  Sugar cured corned pork 20c  Homemade pork sausagge, lb 20c  Salted pigs' head, lb -. 8c  Pickled ��������� pigs' shanks, lb.., .........10c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb 15c  Sugar cured hogs' - heads, lb.....  8c  Sugar cured corned beef, lb............15c  Pure lard.......:....:..... .......-...: .......15c  Sugar cured bacon........ 20c  Fish.  Salmon, cohoes  15c, 2 for 25c  Steelhead salmon, per lb  15c  Sturgeon .,..:..,....... 15c  Halibut ................... .........10c  Smelts ,...!.......;... 10c  Oolichans, per lb ,..  10c  Cod, per lb  10c  Herring, 31bs ;.... ..25c  Sole ..........,...10c  Salmon, frozen, per lb.  15c  Halibut, per lb. ......:.... .:....... 12 l-2c  Herring, 3 lbs. .....................  25c  Spring salmon, red, lb .............20c  Exquisite !  These words mean different things/to different people ' Taken together they will, in a measure,  describe for,all the people the quality of  B. J, GERNAEY HARNESS  Get that cash discount of 10 per cent on Harness.  ,B. X GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. G.  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  O i. -  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good  and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McKENZIE  . Having disposed of our business to H.  Alanson, we have opened an office with  H. McKenzie, next. the livery stable,  where all outstanding accounts will be  settled.  Abbotsford - Hardware   Go.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Jas. Elliott Manager  Thoroughbred white Plymouth Rock  Cockerels. None better anywhere  and the - prices are right.  For some real good buys in Abbotsford call and see  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding.manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power m  HI   or information regarding the farm and fruit lands ot      . .- Jg  vvv the district, and industries already established,      - J)  .,<  m  n  im  yaM������__i_������il_M_li-__M^ *���������_t_.n.f~_4      . -���������    ������-w������*Ai tmwu'-fn^w ���������**.  <l     ..."Vi*'...!'**    . '  <**    >V������4! ',(������-- -*<*"��������� ������fllf*i'  H  ���������JDHE ABBOVSPORD fOST,  ABBOTSFORD, S C,  ������������������'._;_-������������������__-  ���������-. ,_ ���������- ^i_-  t ' f  t-  l"r  - S  We have just received a complete  collection of , the very latest designs  and shades in Suitings, Trouserings  and Spring and Fall Overcoatings,  1 etc., for Made-to-measure Clothes.  ���������--.*��������� As Easter comes early this year, we  would urge you to call and make your  selection as soon as possible so as to make  sure of the pattern of your choice.  Geo. C Clark  Abbotsford  *_**'I**i*H,*^*ih*I**iWI"*i*<$**'%* *$* -p^*-*5*H*"XH*",,"J* *"X** *^ ��������� *v* **"* *"J**3^* *$**$��������� *$��������� *-J-* *$* *^^������-J^^"^^**������5*'*$*h*$**"J**$**$**5**5**$* *5**$**5**5*^$*^5**5*^5**$**$**$**?j  v^i_f"\L__  HOTEL  J   MCELROY & Co.  <*; -  LIQUORS,   WINES .AND    CIC3ARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essendene Ave. and Oscar St..  CITY  9������SB������:  _S->8  ABBOTSFORD, B. Ci  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor, andTcigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO $2.00  PER  DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  A. M. KING  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, ?teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies  andJBalogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  HARRON BROS.  Maimers and Funeral Directors  .Vancouver, Office  and chapel   1034 Granville St.-,    Phone 3486  North Vancouver,  umce     and  ChapeK-116 2nd St. Phone 13i.  STRAYED���������To my place, a G-rade  Jersey Heifer, about seven  .months .old, on December , 1st.  Owner can claim samje iby pay-  jug fon* notice and board. G. C  Kenney, 1J_  m'ile  east,  %    mile  no_th of Vye Station.  55  lit-.  or  Th  ree  onths  ubscnphon to  "How dear to my heart is the steady  subscriber, -  Who pays in advance at the end of  the year, .  And never says  stop  it," but  instead  says:. 'Send it,  For with its glad presence comes a  halo of good cheer.',"  post-  in the JEast. ' They  might learn to like  west to  if Nice to have your old Inclose; to yon.   Easy  Leave Subscription with King, the Butcher.  nJ>  I  *3|  Hi  " ���������    *i������   J.-* _-_���������������������������_ rT   m +MI j "���������_*_ ���������������.*! -*?__ tI** ��������� 1 * T_i*,*r*'^ T *** j ��������� u - ...   _.__1_jW.pp V  .(  u~  p-  THfi ABBOTSFORD POST,  LOCALS.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Miss Mes:  sick were Simias visitors last week.  Mrs, Campbell was a Chilliwack visitor this'week, where she interviewed  (he road suporiiiLendcnt in regard Lo  oi)ening ii|) <i new street on her property.  Mr. Morgan is fitting up a temporary store near tlie post oilice to be  used as a grocery store until the new  building on Iflssondane avenue is erected.  Tlie Western Canada Power Co.. is  erecting poles to supply' power and  light to the Municipality qf Matsqui.  Power will'bo supplied to any part of  the municipality  where desired. ���������  Tho football boys suffered their  third defeat of the season at the bands  of Chilliwack on Saturday last, simply  owing to the fact ^ that half of then-  best players were unavoidable absein  from the line up.  is a mighty industrial factor in  this community  ,,as it furnishes the power that moves the man that keeps  the machinery of business going.   Just think of  it when you are enjoying our  fresh daily bread  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  Mr. W. Atkinson, tho popular auctioneer for Messrs. Hart & Co., New  Westminster,, held a. very successful  auction sale at Mr. Harrup's ranch on  Tuesday.  Messrs. W. Towlan and P. Jackman,  from Mt. Lehman, were business visitors to Abbotsford on Tuesday.   ,  Mr.  Wm. ��������� Elliott,   of  Riverside,   attended the sale Tuesday last.  "Murray" has ordered a three storey  wedding cake, with the understanding that the ingredients must be all  Canadian products. Mr. "Peter," who  recently nearly 'caused a riot in town  by stating that he was going to attend  church, has the matter under his supervision.  ___' BREWERS' DRIED GRAINS  Cheaper,  better than Bran  -Order from-  H. Windebank, Mission.City, B.C.  J.J. Sparrow, Abbotsford, B.C.  Miss Gladys Fowler of Sumas spent  Sunday with her mother, Mrs, C. Baker, at Matsqui.  Mr. W. Nicholson of Murray River,  P.E.I., was the guest of Mr. L. Mc  Phee this week.  The  farmers  have   started  plowing  on both Sumas and Matsqui prairies.  The Ladies' Aid, in conjunction with  ��������� the board of management of the Prefa-  byterian church, met at the: home of  Mr and Mrs. Alex. Johnston, Monday  evening last for the purpose, of bid  ding farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott.  on the eve of their departure for Nanaimo.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Elliott have taken an active interest in church work  and the congregation took this means  of showing their appreciation.  A'most enjoyable evening was spent  in music, songs, etc., while the refreshments served by the ladies was unexcelled.  During the evening's enjoyment Mrs.  Elliott was presented with a nugget-  pin from the Ladies' Aid. Mrs. Fraser  made the presentation, while Mrs.  Campbell made a neat speech.  Mr. Elliott was also the recipient of  a handsome pearl stick pin.  Rev. J. L. Campbell made the address while Mr. McCullough'presented  the gift on behalf of the board of management of the church.  Matsqui-Sumas Board of Trade  CGontinued From Page Onei  as the shunting of the cars by the C.  P. R. every afternoon frequently  causes us who come in from the west  side of the town to lose our car in  travelling by the B. C. Electric Railway, or leave baggage behind, as the  Essendane Avenue crossing is often  blocked for ten or fifteen minutes at a  time in the afternoon, when the railway is cutting out lumber cars for the  customs inspectors.  The school could be better reached  from the west side of the town by the  way of Hazel Street than by Essendane Avenue, and our school children I  are frequently driven to crawl be-1  neath the cars to get to school in  time. This, we contend, should not be  necessary. Our town is growing and  developing so fast that Hazel Street  crossing has become an actual necessity. It is our second important street,  and we are much inconvenienced by  the lack of a crossing here.  We trust, therefore, the commission  will favorably considered our claims  and issue the necessary order upon  the C. P. R. to open up this second  street. In enclose yo.u a.ma]) of our  townsite showing the crossing we are  I do not understand thai, we need to  apply to the Provincial authorities in  the circumstances, but if the Board  requires their consent to the opening  ' of the crossing before acting, we shall  have no difficulty in securing it.  Awaiting a favorable reply from you,  I am respectfully yours,  CHAS. HILL-TOUT,  President.  A communication from the Chilliwack Board of Trade' was read regarding a postal service on the B.C.E.  Raijway.   The secretary was instruct  ed Ui communicate with the postal au  thorities in regard to this matter.  A communication from the Minister  oC Agriculture, Victoria, offering to  rent a .portion of " the government's  space for the display of exhibits from  this district in the Progress Club  rooms, Vancouver, was received and  filed.  Mr. Alanson, as chairman of the  water committee, laid before'the board  a proposition- in detail in regard to  the' installation of a water system,  showing" cost, etc.  Mr. Boker, of the Canadian Pipe Co.,  Vancouver, who was present, spoke on  the question and demonstrated to the  Board the advisability of having a  good water service. In his remarks  he stated .that providing the citizens  would raise $5000 towards the scheme  his company would be prepared to go  ahead with the' installation and completion of the scheme, taking a mortgage for a long term of years. The  system proposed- would be capable of  serving .all the householders in and  adjacent to the Townsite and would  be efficient for fire protection, which  in itself would be worth a great deal  as insurance rates would be materially lessened.  " It was decided to go ahead with the  proposition and the following gentlemen were authorized to sell shares:  Messrs. B. B. Smith,' H. Alanson, C.  Hill Tout, J. A. McGoAvan, Geo. Clark,  W, Taylor, A. J. Henderson, J. Mc-  Elroy.  The following were elected as new  members:   Rev.   J.   L.   Campbell   and  Rev. C. F. Yates, honorary members;  Messrs. F. C. Wiggins, R. A. Trethewey, J. Hutchinson and  F. J. Walsh.  SCHEDULE PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS ACT.  Notice is hereby given that the List  of Voters for the Chilliwack Electoral  District has been cancelled and that  applications to be placed on the Voters' List will be received at my office  at   Chilliwack,   B.   C,  where   printed  l'o**m.s of affidavit to be used in support  of an application to vote will be supplied.   The list of persons claiming to  vote will be suspended, from and after the seventh day of April, 1913, and a  Court of Revision will be held on the  nineteenth day of May, 1913, and notice of objections to the insertion of  .any name on the Register "of Voters  must be given to me thirty clear days  before the holding of the Court of Revision.  Dated this 3rd day of March, 1913.  JUSTINIAN  PELLY,  Registrar of Voters for the Chilliwack  Electoral District.  by a large bell formed a canopy for  the young couple during the ceremony. The bride was the recipient of  numerous valuable gifts. After a honeymoon in Bellingham and Vancouver  Mr. and Mrs. Winton will reside in  Abbotsford.  Now .Is the. Time to Purchase  Furniture Polish        Alabastine  Varnishes    Paints  Linoleums     Carpets     Matting  V.  ALANSON  Hardware and Furniture  =3=  ! qsSfr  FOR SAALE���������5 young milch cowa to  freshen from the 27th of this  month. Apply to R- OWEN, one  mile south of B. C. E. R., Mount  Lehman. '���������  Sumas  Lodge,  No.  1084,  L.O.O.M.  The Dodge meets every Thursday in  each month. All visiting brethren are  invited to attend.  W. C. Bonds, Dictator; E. W. Young,  Secretary.-  FOR SALE.���������Eggs for hatching.  White Wyando'ttes, prize winners at  all the local .exhibitions; also a few  choice pullets .and cockerels. Apply  C.B. HILL TOUT.'   P.O. Box 63.  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  NOTICE.  APPLES   FOR   SALE.  No. 1 N.  Spies, per box $1.25  Russets, per box  '...'.1.25  B. Davis, per box  1.00  Kindly leave your order with Geo.  C. Clark, ,and they will be delivered  to any address in Abbotsford.  McNABB  &  QELLETT.  J. H. JONES  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  This hotel makes a specialty of  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers. Comfortable sitting-  room and   best of hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled.  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day  CHAS. E. DeWITT, Proprietor  Winton-Campbell.  At the home of the bride's parents,  near Peardonville, B.C., on Wednesday, February 26, Miss Margaret  Elizabeth, cdest daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. Samuel Campbell was united in  Marriage to Mr. Daniel McMillan Win-  ton, of Abbotsford. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. J. L.  Campbell, of Abbotsford, in the presence of the immediate relatives of(  the bride. Miss Rachel Campbell, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and  Mr. Thomas DeLair, of., Abbotsford,  was groomsman. The bride was given  away by her father to the strains of  the wedding march. The parlor was  beautifully decorated with ivy and  smilax, A beautiful aroh surmounted  E.- O. Brandage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical prices  i  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and   Graining  and Carriage Painting  go to      .  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Building  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert  Carriage Painting  .Give us^a Trial  We will use you right.  Abbotsford  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith  a  1  ���������Vi  Cf  i  ii:  :������  .  m  1  i  Si  m  in  'I  4  m  ���������ill  -r.f'J  I  a  ii  I  m  Electric Light  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  noerson &  (Associate   Members Can.   Soc. G. E.)  Civil Engineers  R. A.HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Office, next P. O. P. O. Box 11  lectric Power  .j  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  i  1  4  iff  m  *Al  i tie  .ni  ^ it  d  Attention will be civen to all aDolications rn/service from our lines.  * ' ������������������'.     , ���������"������������������'���������.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at  Vancouver Abbotsford      '  New Westminster,  B. C. 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