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 :#'  !������HBIhhHKH!IM������^ . v .    /-:~.-(������,,cvJw!W'?^V"i^S:">*l  //  i't  l'i  rf  r  'J*'  *���������/  1>V  si.  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol.-VII.,-No.   24.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   C.;," FRIDAY, MARCH 13 1914  $1.00 per Year  t  ^x  To make room for our new Spring  Stock we are disposing of our big  stock of  Ladies' Children's and  Men's Shoes at Great  Reductions in   Prices.  Come and secure a Bargain  while they last.  The Ploeeer Store  DEVELOPMENT LEAGUES  The    Fraser    Valley    Development  League-Will Continue  Its 'Labors      -  -  ^=  =J  DIED AT RIPE OLD AGE  News has'been receive in Abbotsford of the death of Mr. John Heath,  of Westburg, Shropshire, England,  which took place at his residence on  February 21st, at the age ot* 75.  The deceased was. well knomn in  Shropshire and highly esteemed by  " all who knew him. He was a member of a very old English family. His  grandfather took an active part in  the battle of Waterloo having several  horses killed under him, but he'himself coming through without a serious wound.  ���������   He leaves a widow and five sons  and three daughters to mourn his Joss  One son, Mr. C. Heath is a cavalry officer, and one of the most noted  rifle shots in the Western division.  Another son is Mr. Joe Heath of  Abbotsford who is the only member  of the family abroad.  The deceased gentleman vas burled on February 25th the funeral being attended by a large number of  friends. There were many beautiful floral tributes sent.  " Our townsman, Mr. Joe Heath, has  the sympathy of all in this a time  of sorrow.  BEAUTIFY YOUR GARDENS  BOARD OF TRADE MEETS  The regular monthly meeting of  the Board of Trade was postponed  from last week was held in the board  rooms the president Mr. Chas. Hill-  Tout, occupying the chair.  There, was a good attendance and  various matters of great importance  to the surrounding district were dealt  with showing the keen interest that  is being taken by the members for the  welfare of the community.  Owing to the bank robbery and the  excitement prevailing around town  this week, Mr. Morley was unable to  settle down to giving the Post a complete report. The report will appear next issue.  As the success of the Agricultural  Fair to be held in Abbotsford in September next, under the Abbotsford  Sumas Agricultural Association, is  assured, it has been suggested that  our citizens get busy and lay plans  for the cultivation of their flower  gardens. To foster this much worthy  movement it is anticipated that special cash prizes will'be offered for the  best kept flower gardens within the  town of Abbotsford during the fair  Some of our enterprising citizens  have now the matter in hand and we  hope to be able to give further announcements in a future issue of this  paper. As this is the season when  seed catalogues are perused and  seeds of all kinds are on. display in  our stores, it is to be hoped that every person occupying residental property in this town will show his in^  terest in Abbotsford's good appearance, especially during fair ho3,/; to  invest a few cents in flower seeds  and devote a little time to fixing up a  bit, so that visitors to our town, and  tourists passing through will carry  away good impressions of us and incidentally help to advertise us to the  world at large. Spring is now upon  us ancl summer will soon be here  an now is th time to get your spade  and rake into action, and let the bye  words be "Get the Habit" as "Everybody is Doin'  it."  THE CHURCHES  : Rev Hinchcliffe of Chilliwack will  occupy the pulpit of St Matthews Episcopal Church, Abbotsford, next Sunday morning. Rev. C. F. Yates will  preach in the evening at 8 o'clock.  The usual services of the Presbyterian church, Abbotsford, will be  held next; Sunday at 11 a. m. and  7:30 p. m. Rev. Campbell will, officiate.  On the evening of Tuesday next  being the 17th of Ireland, an Irish  tea will be given by the W. A. of St.  Matthews Church at the residence of  Mr. J. F. Boyd.  On' Friday afternoon last the constitution of the Fraser Valley Development.ULeague was revised by the  committee .representing three municipalities and as-many boards of trade  so as to bring the league directly into line for active and effective work  in bringing together the producer  and the consunjer in the cities of B.  C. To do this'l-most .effectively, the  present office^oi'f secretary was done,  away with a)nd provision made for  the election of>a.secretary treasurer  whose office-shjill be honorary," and  the employment' of an agent, or commissioner, who1 shall be at the service of the" farmers of the Valley.  The section of the constitution covering the work of .the league and the  efforts of the agent reads:  "By interesting industries, and by  providinginformation" bureaus: "to assist by investigation, collection and  dissemination.of,information and cooperation with other-bodies in opening up .markets for the produce of  the Fraser Valley."  Membership in.the league may be  accorded to any organized society representative of any locality where a  board of trade does not exist.- ^  ; This faction "was--- implemented by  the adoption of a resolution providing for'the employment of a commissioner to carry out the objects of the  league.  ���������The meeting of .the special  committee named at the annual meeting  to take' charge- of the affairs of the  league was held in ��������� the city hall- on  Friday last at New".Westminster, and  after canvassing the situation determined that the work of-the league  should be continued,, that it be made  of .more practical use to the farmers  of the Valley, that the revised constitution of the league and a circular  showing the purposes of the re-organized body,  be placed  before the  boards of trade and municipal councils by the committe and that the delegations- make an active canvas for  affiliation,  and - that  this .committee  report to a general meeting of the  league to be held later.  -   Under the  new  constitution    the  officers shall  consist ��������� of a president  three vice-presidents and secretary-  treasurer,  and the  executive    shall  consist of the officers and nine members.       Two  representatives  in  the  league shall be allowed all bodies affiliating with it. - " _  Those present were Messrs G. 0.  Buchanan, of Mape Ridge: Reeve  Marmont, Coquitlam: Reeve Lough-  eed, Maple Ridge: Aid. Galer, Port  Coquitlam, Councillor Rose Burnaby:  and J. W. Cunningham of the New  Westminster Boarl of Trade. Reeve  Marmont presided.  Council Receives Petitions for Opening of New Roads and Appoints  Pathmasters  BANK ROBBERS ARE  ENJOYING FR  INSTALLING    ELECTRIC    POWER  It is altogether'probable that the  Dominion Powder Company will be  in a position to begin making powder at an early date. The special  motors which the company have been  waiting for arrived this week and  the company is now busily installing  them. This will complete the work  enabling the company to start, and  Mr. E. M. Brown is indeed a busy  man these days.  The plant is a most complete one  and instead of it being one large  building a number of small buildings  have been"erected, comprising a drying house, a mixing plant, a box factory where the K.D. shucks will be  assembled into strong shipping boxes, a large storage building, a powder  magazine and a number of other little buildings. When running in full  swing the plant will employ at least  75 men.  The regular monthly meeting of  the'municipal council was held in  the municipal hall-on Saturday last  with the Reeve and full council present. _    ���������  Minutes of the previous meeting a-  dopted as read. '        ''  The folowing bills were passed for  payment:  School salaries and incidentals  $573.05; Star, printing and advertising, $59.90; Whiteside & Buddler,  Attorneys 1913, $60.50; Burnett and  McClugan, surveys anl plans, $65.00;  O. Blatchford and others, re Johnson  fatality, $86.90; Clerk's salary and  sundries $37.65; Refunds, J. H. H.  Nelson and J. Crow $9.55; W. Harris, one days work, $2.75.  The following communications  were disposed of:  -  Petition 'from H. W.. Vanderhoof  and others re Angus Campbell road  presented by G. Cox.  Petition from J. Steele and others  re Boundary  Road.   ,  Petition from Sidney Marshall and  others re Vye^Road ditch..  Petition from Loney and Taylor re  McKenzie Road.  From Allan Purvis, B. C.E. R. referring to ditches and- other matters  under discussion.     ,_ ,  ���������'".The   council  was   interviewed   as  follows:  G. Cox, presenting Vanderhoof petition. .    ,  J. W. Potter .asking for road  Messrs Alanson "and Peele representing, the A.bbotsford-Sumas AgriT  cultural Association.  W. Roberts, asking for support of  movement for High School.   .-."    -  H. H. Sharpe, for work to be done  on Munroe road.  "Messrs Mt Murphy, E. Brown, N.  Curtis, R. Miller and N. Gordon re  C Street extension north.  E. Keeping-asking for outlet.  -.. Committe on Vye road ditch repor-  te  dthat  matter be  referred to  the  government roal foreman."  Resolution  . That the time has arrived when a  high school should be erected in this  neighborhood: if such a school be erected at Abbotsford, and a pro rata  charge made for scholars sent from  this district, this council would heartily support the effort.  Pathmasters  Ward   I. .Armados   Munroe,   Rory  McCrimmon and George Hallett.  -    Ward.II. Wr. Porter, Chas Everett  Ward III. W. Harris E. Keeping.  Ward IV. J. Cameron.  Moved that a court vof Revision  of the .Assessment Roll be held on  Saturday, May 2nd, between 12 a. m.  and'2 p. m.  That a sum of money for road purposes be appropriated for each ward  in proportion to the amount of taxation received from that ward, less  the proportionate amount needed for  general  expenses.  Appropri ations  $100 for Abbotsford-Sumas Agricultural Association Fall Fair.  $400 for the Angus Campbel Road  south of Vye Roal.  $100 for the Lamson Road Extension.  $300 for the Keeping Road.  $100 for the Winson Road.  $300 for the Boundary Road.  $300 for the McKenzie Road.  $ 5 per month for the support  Rawlson, Atchelitz.  W. Fook's to move fence oack  the road line for $5.00 be accepted.  The Statute Labour By-Law, No.  129; Loan By-Law- for 1914, No.  130 and Noxious Animals By-Law,  No. 131 passed fourth and final real-  ing.  The council then adjourned..  No  Trace  of  Bandit  Robbers  Held up Royal Bank at  Abbotsford  as  Yet  Who  Five men walked quietly into the  Royal Bank at Abbotsford, about 20  minutes past ten in the morning, and  within a few minutes walked out a-  ���������gain with some two thousand dollors  but as they had the necessary  cheques���������in the shape of five auto-'  matic revolvers, paying teller, J. B.  Johnston handed the money over  without the usual formality of inquiring whether their account was  overdrawn or not.  The five men all of whom were Italians, were seen by Contractor Mc-  Kinnon who was in his store house  on Montrose avenue, just across the  street  from, the   bank.    They  came  down from the Great Northern track  by the station and quietly walked a-1  long the street and entered.the bank.  Mr. Boulter, C. P. R. station agent  Mr. B. B. Smith of the Pioneer Store  and Mr. W. Yenny of the B. C. E. R.  besides the teller and the two junior  clerks were in the bank at the time  and their first intimation of anything  out of the ordinary was the cry of  "Monee!   Monee!   Hans .UP",   while  revolvers covered them all. Needless  to say their hands went.up.      The  taller of. the bandits "covered the teller, who was in the cage at the time  the others guarded the door and the  others guarded the door anl the occupants, while another went over the  counter  by. way  of  the   "Collection  Window" and it was.he who made  the paying teller "Cash in"    Then to  show that they could use their guns,  they took a few pot shots arounl the  bank.    One netered the panel in thee  tellers cage, about an inch from his  head, another glanced off-a; desk and  went  through  the  window,  another  was embedded in the ceiling, while  the other found a resting place in the  brick vault.  The holl up men then went out and  started up the Yale road towards the  G. N. track, discharging' their guns  in the air as they ran.  Manager Morley was" talking with  Mr. Alanson and Mr. Sparrow a few  feet from the entrance of the bank  at the time and had no idea Of anything wrong at the time, until he  heard the shots fired and the men ���������  come running out."  After leaving the bank the robbers  ran up the Yale road to the G. N.  tracks, which .they followed. to the  timber,closely pursued bynumbers of .  citizens, who had suddenly realized,  the fact that a robbery had been committed.  J.  of  to  It seems, that during excitement, it  is quite natural for a woman to grasp  a club.  SUPPOSED ROBBER IS CAPTURED  On Friday the Cloverdale Immigration Offcer, who comes as far as  Mt. Lehman on the B. C. E. R. noticed an Italian getting on the car at.  that point, and as he tallied with the  description sent broadcast, of the robbers, the man was-taken into custody  and taken along to Cloverdale and a-  gain brought back to Abbotsford on  the afternoon train.  He was identified here by Mr. F. J.  Boulter, who says he is the one fellow who threw his coat away and the  $140 in gold taken from it.  The man is being held here in the  Abbotsford jail.  It is just probable that if is one  of the robbers, that the others are  still somewhere around the woods of  Mt: Lehman as yet.  The Royal Bank is offering a reward of $500 for the capture of the  robbers. ���������  The climatic conditions of the affair plays a prominent part in robbery. One uan was so cool that the  robbers were froze out.  Mr. and Mrs.  were the guests of  this week.  Jas    Shortreed  Mr. R. Shortred  Si  ;<  4 THE  ABBOTSFORD  POST, ABBOTSFORD,  B.  C.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertisiing  rates ��������� made  known  on   application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   agin'   the   Government  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1914,  The quiet peace of the little town  of Abbotsford was very much distur-  ed on Tuesday morning of this week  by the advent of five robbers who  took charge of affairs at the Royal  Bank in the town, and shortly left  with all the boodle available in a  few. short   minutes���������some   $2100.  To all appearances at time of- writing the Italian robbers will be able  to get away with their spoil, a fact  that is not at all comforting to a  civilized community, situated right  ���������in the heart of the Fraser Valley.  The question arises is the protection given the people of British Columbia sufficient to safeguard its residents from the annoyance of being  deprived in open daylight of the money and the valuables that we all hold  dear. ' With men on all sides���������three  of the most able-bodied men of the  town were in the bank at the time,  men on the streets, and in fact every  thing against, apparently, any deed  . against the laws of the country.-But  the fact remains that the Royal Bank  was robbed; and it is not the first  attempt, and a successful one too in  the province and right under the  eyes of the law.  The fact of the matter is no one  is afraid of the police of the province  should they make up their mind to  commit a deed against the laws of  the country, and decide to 'get away'  with it at all hazards. This is not  because of the inefficiency of our police, but we believe because of the  fact that it is known by lawbreakers  that the authority of the police is  so limited making it inadequate Ho  carry out the laws on the statute  books. There is too much red tape  about police duties���������consulting headquarters, even when the law is broken, and the criminal should be run  down. If a man is good and competent enough to place as a guardian over the people to see that they  get protection, he should also be one  in whom authority is invested to such  an extent as to enable him to carry  out the laws of the province, without  fear of exceeding his authority and  being 'called down'  Well might some of the people begin to stop and ask themselves 'When  oh, when, will these matters be any  better?'  Policemen, evidently have many  grievances these days; some of our  coroners might also have a word to  say about the way the higher authorities treat them. Ask and see.  Reforms are much needed.  band   rifles   from   over   the   border.  The embargo on arms may have ser  ved a good purpose recently on the  Mexican boundary, but if brigandage is- to develop on both sides of  the boundary as it has recently the  license should be lifted in. British  Columbia.  In the prairie provinces the Royal  Northwest Mounted Police have an  even chance against such outlaws  from the nature of the country, but  in a mountainous and densely wooded country like British Columbia, ,it  would seem that some proper provision should- be mado( and .rifles  cached with the local provincial police for just such a contingency as  occurred yesterday, or, failing this,  the law should be sufficiently relaxed  to at least allow possession of a rifle  without the infliction of a prohibitive license. Such a modification  of the law would serve to afford better protection to the public in such  cases as that of yesterday.  . Border towns especially, like Abbotsford and other points near the in-  ternaional boundary, are peculiarly  exposed' to similar happenings,, especially in times of "financial depression and lack of employment, when  many idle men are tempted to turn  eggs in anything less than crate lots,  and to make up a crate in'winter usually means, for the average farmer  who keeps only a limited number of  hens, a considerabe wait, with a consequent fallingoff in quality of the  eggs first gathered. Besides, too, in  many localities, express facilities, are  not always at hand.  With the inauguration of parcel  post in Canada, cheap and convenient  knockdown cardboard boxes for shipping eggs will no doubt come ,on the  market, and it will be possible for  farmers to send their eggs not only  th-ough the nearest postoffice, t>i:t  in some cases by way of rural mail  routes. Being able to obtain payment  by way of post office money order  will also fit nicely into the scheme  and the whole system should not only  result in better quality of eggs for  the consumer, but less trouble ior  the farmer < and housewife.  POULTRY liESOLUTIONS  SENT TO OTTAWA.  Owing to the efforts of the B. C.  Poultry Association the authorities  at Ottawa are at last beginning to  realize that the poultry breeders of  this province have a genuine grievance.      <  .'  Several resolutions have been forwarded to various officials at Ottawa  asking that the Contagious Diseases  of Animals Act be amended so that  the Dominion Veterinary Inspectors  could inspect all live and dead poultry coming into the province. Considerabe live poultry are being imported, ostensibly for the purposo of  SHADE"TREES NEGLECTED  killing for the markets, but are, how-  into paths of violence and crime.��������� j ever, being sold to settlers at reduced  New Westminster Columbian. prices. In some consignments the ma  jority of the fouls have been found  to be suffering from one or the other  of the contagious diseases attacking  poultry. These fouls have been sold  broad cast throughout the province,  the result being that in some districts which have heretofore been  healthy,  poultry  breeders have had  Dr. Fernow says that in "walkinjr  along the streets of any city one will  find at least from twenty-five to fifty  per cent of the trees in a damaged  condition" In the small towns of  eastern Canada, it is safe to say tiiat  at lef.st seventy-five per cent of the  shade-trees need attention, for," unlike the cities these towns employ  no "tree doctors" to guard the health of the trees, and even trimming  is done but irregularlly, and often  carelesslly. Yet if the shade trees in  many of these towns were destroyed  one of their chief attractions would  be gone.  There are several reasons why. the  trees in these old towns require special attention. The chief is probably due to defective crown development the result of overcrowding.-Mis-  happen anl' weakened crowns .result  in exsessive windbreak, and ragged  breaks, if left untrimmed, provide the  best possible entrance for fungi and  and insect pests so that a great number of these fine old trees, which, because of their, very age are unable,  unassisted, to shake off these foes,  are slowly dying through neglect  and said "Hello! Hammond, how, are  you? I little expected to run across  you here."  "What are you driving at?" asked  Archdale. "I'm not. Hammond. You  are Hammond. Why on earth do you  call me by that name?"  Then followel L - explanations. It  turned out. that the two men were  perfect strangers, that they both  knew a third person named Hammond and that each of them had mistaken the other for this third person.  That was Archdale's story, and surely  the irony of coincidence could scarcely go further.  Here is my story which I think  runs it very close.  Some four years ago I was playing  in  the  B  Croquet Tournament,  at���������which a hunlred players or so had  gathered from all parts of England  I was a visitor in the place, and at  that time, knew very few of the residents. One day having no match on  hand, T found myself looking on at a  game seated beside a friend of mine  who was in conversation with a very  charming looking lady, who ' was a  complete stranger to me. They, were  discussing some knotty literary question and the man turnel to me saying  "My friend here will know!" What  the question was 1 have forgotten  and it does not matter The point is  that my friend soon got,up and left  me talking to the lady, of whose  name I was still in ignorance. We  then had an animated discussion on  literature and pictorial art before  parting.  The next morning I was on'my way  to amatch that had to be played,  when,' passing a court where an important contest was'in progress and  which was surrounded by a largo  crowd of onlookers, I saw.the lady  seated in conversation with one of  the disengaged croquet players and  her face was familiar to me, but of  whose name I was ignorant. ��������� As I  passed she caught sight of me and  bowed and I responded and proceeded to. my match at a distant court  About an hour later I returned, and  these diseases attack their flocks  Word has just been received by the' again she looked around and recog  Secretary of the Provincial Poultry  Association, stating thCt Mr. J. H.  Hare, of the Poultry Division of Agriculture, Ottawa, is to visit the province and make an investigation into  the matter: In the meantime, the Pro  vincial Association is leaving no.  stone unt"urned>to secure redress, and  in March all the affiliated associations numbering 28, are forwarding  a resolution to the Veterinary Director-General, dealing with the matter.  REMARKABLE   CO-INCIDENCE  IN EVERY DAY LIFE  The following letter .upon two coincidences truly remarkable is taken  from the correspondence columns of  "The Saturday Westminster Gazette" London, Englannd.  Dear Sir���������Will you allow me space  in your paper to give a plain state-  Mature trees of whatever species [ ment   of  two   co-incidences, . one   of  should be at least thirty feet apart   which  happened  to  myself and the  and the municipal act empowers mu-  other to a friend of mine, so extra  nized me. This time I determined  to'take advantage of lier good nature and cudgelling my brains, as one  instinctively does, to start conversation on a suitable topic, especially  where one is faced with-acharming  lady whose name one does not know  I said, raising my hat, and remember  ing our Conversation of the previous  day, "How do you do?" Are you very  keen on the prints?"  In a moment the lady's face.which  had up to that time been all smiles  took, on an extremelly annoyed, almost angry look as she replied "I  beg your, pardon,what did you say?"  Of course I at once realized that,  somehow, I had put.' my foot in it,  and hastened torepeatjmy words with  addition and explanation.  "I only asked"   I proceeded, "are  you keen on prints?Because you seem  ed interested on the subject yesterday, and I have just liad a great piece  of luck. A mezzotant worth in the  markeet of ������40 or so, of which I have  been iri search' of for twenty years,  and" which I have hitherto been unable to afford, I have just been fortunate enough to pick-up for. ������3."  In a moment the storm in her face  cleared and the laly was. again all  smiles. ...The player,-who had been  her companion up till now, vacated  his seat, which I at once appropriated  and our pleasant conversation of the  previous day was renewed. Eventually we parted, I still being in ignorance of the lady's name.  ' The next morning I.was in the com  mit'tee tent and found myself face to  face with the unknown player with  whom the lady had been.sitting on  this last occasion.  After some general conversation  he'asked me whether Lwoulld give  him a word or two in private. We  went out side nad he said: "You remember coming, up to Mrs. H and  me yesterday morning, when you ask  ed her whether she was very keen  on prints?" '     '  I said that I.remembered quite well  indeed, that the words were impres-  ed on my memory by, the fact that  innocent they had ' seemed, ��������� to m,e  they had obviously disturbed the lady  whoso name was no doubt Mrs. H���������.  as lie said so, and that this was the  first time I had heard it mentioned.  Thereupon my questioner tapped  himself on' the chest, saying, "And  what's my name?".  "I've not the ghost of a notion,"  I said.  "My name Is Prince!" Hosaid, and  awaited tlie effect ofthe announcement.  For the first moment or two I saw  nothing extraordinary in .the fact.  But gradually the whole awful  truth burst upon me. The Devil or  chance had been at work to set'us at  loggerheads. For think what I had  done���������I, a practical stranger, had  gone up to the lady and had had the  apparently effrontery to ask her in  the baldest and most insulting manner it is possible to imaginne, "Are  you very keen on the man you are  sitting with?" fil  Fortunately the affair ended in explanations and laughter, but I trem-:  ble to think on what might have been  my fate had the man been a fire-catting German student, who would. I  imagine, have run me through before  I had achance of explaining myself  As' I have said I have two objects  in view in giving these two stories  to the public. In the first place they  are worth recording as curiosities. In  the second place, I am anxious to  learn whether they can. be paralleled  or surpassed by any of your readers.  Yours truly,  G. S. LAYARD.  Bulls Cliff, Felixstowe,  Suffolk.  Th  experience  of  the  citizens  in  Abbotsford following the robbery of  the Royal Bank when there was the  greatest possible difficulty in raising  a rifle in time to be of any service  in  pursuing  the  bandits,  has  given  rise  to   some   criticism   of   the   law  which imposes a tax on the possession  of   such   a   weapon.       A  single  rifle at the opportune moment might  have   brought   down   several   members of the gang who were exposed  to plain sight for a distance of nearly  half a mile of straight railway track  with  a  dozen  or  so  of the  citizens  following  a   few  hundred   yards   be  hind the robbers being armed  with  automatic  revolvers  of  high   power  and effective range while their pur-  Buers  were  only  armed  with     shot  guns and revolvers.        It is claimed  that the dearth of rifles in the neighborhood is  due  to  the license,  one  youngster being recently held up on  the street  while   merely carrying  a  rifle to the gunsmith, and informed  that it was against the law to do so.  There may be good general grounds  for this  law,   but  its  disadvantages  are clearly evident in the situation  which  developed  yesterday  immediately following robbery of the bank  when pursuit with effective weapons  had to await the arrival of contra-  nicipal councils to remove trees  within this limit without the owner's  consent. If this provision were judiciously acted upon in the old towns of  eastern Canada, the remaining shade  trees would be given a new lease of  life. The Forestry branch of the'department of Interior, Ottawa, has on  its staff a skillel silviculturist whose  services are available to woodlot own  crs. Municipal shade trees are not  strictly speaking, woodlots, but municipalities so desiring could doubtless secure the advice of- this expert  regarding the trees requiring removal.   *   EGGS AND THE PARCEL POST.  "^  The inauguration of the parcels  post in Canada should do something  towards relieving the ;.egg situation  for city housewives, says the Ottawa  Journal. During winter farmers' trips  to the city are not always regular,  and the average farmer does not get  many eggs during the cold weather.  I-le has usually to wait quite a  time to accumulate enough eggs to  make it worth while bringing them  to market, and the result frequently  is a deterioration in quality���������the  eggs become at least not the new-  laid article for which the housewife  is looking. An egg over four days  old cannot be truthfully be termed a  new-laid egg, though of course it may  be fresh, to the extent, at any rate,  of not being stale.  With the parcels post, however,  it should be possible for the farmer  to deal direct with the same customers with advantage both to himself  and to them. Eggs per dozen will usually weigh about twenty-five ounces  and with the parcel rate at five cents  for the first pound and one cent for  each additional pound or fraction  thereof, the farmer within a radius  of twenty miles would be able to mail  his customers eggs in dozen lots just  as they were laid.  The  farmer    would  be  saved   in  many cases the trouble and expense  of a trip to the city.    At present itj  does not pay the farmer to send his up to him with  outstretched  hands  ordinary that I think it advisable to  state that the truth of both of themJ  can be, if necessarry, vouchel for by  unimpeachable and independent witnesses.  In giving them publicity I hare  two objects in view. The first  is to share with the public things almost incredible enough to have forced even a Tertullian to believe in  them. For it was he who sail "certum  est quia impossible" The second is  that I wish to discover from my rea-  drs whether they have had any experiences at all comparable, arid if so  to do me the great favor of communicating them.  Here  is  the  first  story with  the  names  altered   for   obvious  reasons  Mr. Archdale a cleric, found himself in a certain cathedral city: Enter  ing.the cathedral,  he found service  proceeding, and seated himself in a  chair  alongside  which  there  was  a  vacant one.    After a few. minutes he  was annoyed to see entering the cathedral a man whom he knew, and  whom  we  will  call   Hammond,   but  with whom he    was not at the moment on speaking terms.    To Arch-,  dale's considerable annoyance Hammond made, a bee line for him and  seated  himself  in  the  vacant   chair  at  Archdale's   elbow.    As  the   service proceeded Archdale realized to  his relief that it was. to:be followed  by the Holy Eucharist.    To this he  dtieererimd etaoin cmfwyp shrdiuuoo  determined  to  remain,, hoping   that  his neighbor would  not  be so  disposed,  and  that  thereby  he  would  shake  off  his  unwelcome  presence.  But  this was .not to  be,  for  Hammond continued at his side through  the second    service.       Still Archie  thought he saw a way to escape by  continuing in his seat until the congregation  had  dispersed  and,  when  he saw the  latter  rise  and  depart,  congratulated   himself  that  he   had  succeeded in his design.    After "an interval he rose and left the cathedral.  Imagine, then his annoyance and surprise when outside he found himself  confronted by Hammond, who came  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When, you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McKENZIE  isJj)  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.  / a  *.>������  $# in-  i%  w  *������>  Hi.-'  Ik  v/  ���������f'Ua-js.^,,iJJ,'_  rif ��������������������������� ���������  F    -  &?��������� ''  (i  ssusa.  -S=  '"^'."-si."      J  saSsa  I  ^������lKtf.^^wi^a^OT<������^^A,  Several broken lines Men's  Women's and Children's  Shoes to clear out at cost.  Men's heavv woolen sox  mt  regular 35c, 40c and 50c  lines to clear at 4 pr. for $1.  Abbotsford  ������affl������;  ABBOTSFO  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  1    -  , ..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  lama  A  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, }*eef, Veal, Pork. Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  /:  I1, *::'  IAS BOARD OF TRi  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 ,  or information regarding the farm and'fruit lands of j  ^ the district, and industries already, established,      -  w  USIC TUITION  DAVID C.  BLAIR,   JR.,   begs to   announce  to  the people ot  Abbotsford and Surrounding" District that  he-will   com-'  mence 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, Londpn  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 to be  thoro'ly representative of  your your line.  is the kind that will develop your business and  to keep it up to the top-  notch of efficiency.  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.  ssrosafflggggB  ���������.-ill r������������i ABBOTSFORD POST ABBOTSFORD, B. C, ,'  The Blaine suspects were a frost.  HOUSE TO HUNT���������At Abbotsford  .High situation, newly painted. Apply  to James M. Milstead, Abbotsford";  Mr. J.'S. Campbell of the Bank of  Commerce, is on his holiday.and visiting his parents at the manse. '  II .REPORT OF  ECENt it  Doukhobor Defiance of Law.  Dr. Wright of the Bible Society visited our town this week; also Huntingdon.  It, was rumored that our popular  policeman had heard that the robbers had got in from the outside.  The Fraser Valley Presbyterian Association met at the manse on Wednesday, and will meet again at-Clayburn on the second Tuesday of April.  The Sumas boys with their rifles  did.most excellent work in the Italian man hunt on Tuesday last.,  . _*   Mr., and Mrs., John Murphy have  returned to Abbotsford, and will reside here.  INSTALLING  NEW MACHINERY  The Laurentia Milk Company is installing the machinery in their plant  at Clayburn. It is the largest and  best of its kind, and about the beginning-of April will be ready for work  The farmers of the prairie have  promised them excellent support, and  the Vancouver milk market will undoubtedly be lacking some of tlie fine  milk that comes from the. prairie at  present.  St.   Patrick's   Day,   Eriii-go-Brag'h  Come and spend an Irish evening  at Mr. Boyd's on the 17  of March.  Songs of the Emerald Isle: and  Irish Recitations. v  Last but not least you can drown  the Shamrock in a cup of VV. A. tea  renowned   from   Cork  to  Vancouver  A hundred thousand welcomes (say  that in Irish, correctly)  .'Mr. A.���������:The bank is held, up all  right.   . .  Mr. S.���������Let's get in the store'and  get a gun.  Mr. A.���������W-h-e-r-e are those guns  now anyway.  tMr. S.���������What will we do?  .  .. Mr.  A.���������Here's a shot gun.  Mr. S.���������O that's no good, let's  lock.the door, what do you say? A  large empty packing box in the rear  solved the problem  of relief. '  GOOD WORK, MR. REEVE  AND COUNCIL  The delegation from the Agricultural Association that waited on the  council on Saturday last were success   name in correctly spelt as-I want to  Mibotsrord   B.   C.  March J Oth.  the Editor, Abbotsford Post, .  Dear  Sir:-  As so many inaccurate reports are  going around I wish to give you the  following true account of the hold up  of the bank  by the bandits.  I  was in the bank about half past  ton talking to a friend of mine who  is president of another railway, when  all at once a crowd of dagoes with  guns in their hands rushed into the  bank, there being at least twenty-five  ,of' them,  and  when   I   saw  them  I  thought to myself that it was all up  with the alarm clock that! had with  me.    At tho command "Hands UP!"  .every one in  the  bank  immediately  put up their hands except me. I was  the coolest man in the bank at the  time and the reason that I did not  put up my hauls was that I already  had them  up.-    About half an' hour  after the' robbers had left the bank  T awoke with a slight feeling of biliousness   from   which   1   occasionally  suffer, and I" at once said with presence  of   mind   (that   I   have   always  been  remarkable   for)   to  tho  president of the other road, who was with  me  at   the  time,   "Take   very   careful note of the shape of their feet as  we may have to identify then! later  on."    This as you will admit was a  very brainy idea of mine, Mr. Editor.  By the way some .of the Vancouver  papers have omitted one of-the most  important  facts   of   the  case  and   1  want you to  be sure and  put it in  your paper and that is when 1 was  running along the railway track after  the bandits I found a bag of money  There   was   one   hundrel   and   forty  cents in it in gold, this I gave back  to  the  bank.   .Do   you  think  that  I  will get some of this as a reward?  The accounts of  the  fellows in the  bank who were held up differ somewhat from my account, but you needn't believe, them  because I was the  coolest man there.     One man for instance,   says  that  he  wasn't  in  the  bank at all at the time and has several people with him whom he was  speaking down the street, a little way  to back  him up, but he was in the  bank,   bceause  I   saw   him" there.    I  was was the coolest man in the bank  and I ought to know better than him  I  saw  him there  so  he  must  have  been there.    The bandits got the best  of the bank all right, but they didn't  get my alarm clock.    They were too  scared to  tackle 'me  for I was the  coolest man in the bank.  This,'Mr. Editor," is a true account  of the bank holdup.    Please put'my  Declaring that ..members of the  DoUkliobor.'ccommunity numbering  over six thousand,.'have declared to  discard -clothing aiid to go about  naked on the streets of British Columbia if the government inforces the  law respecting' the registration of  births,and deaths, or "should even  take ten dollars' worth of property  by force or fine," a. letter signed on  behalf of "Members of the Douk-  hobor community" has been sent to  the Provincial-, Government. This letter expains the motives of the Doulc-  hobors and reciting the oppressions  they have suffered "by governments  of other provinces, states that they in  tend to make a 'last stand in this  province. The letter which is somewhat rambling and incoherent in  character, contains copious scriptural quotations.  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 is when you are ill.  Our work is always A-l, and our  tory.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bldjr.  Abbotsford  -r  PROVINCIAL NEWS  ful in securing a somewhat liberal  donation to the Pall Fair that is to  be held for Sumas Municipality and  Abbotsford and the eastern and southern 'part of Matsqui Municipality.  It is how up to the delegation to  make good and see the Matsqui Coun  cil at the next meeting and see Avhat  can be done. If the matter is placed properly before them there is no  reason why a donation as large if  not larger cannot be secured for the  Fall Fair.  HIGH SCHOOL FOR ABBOTSFORD  send some copies of your paper away  and I want the folks to see that the  papers all say how I was the coolest  man in the bank at the time.  Yours truly,  F. BLOWHARD.  The Western Fuel Company and  the miners have entered into.a three  year agreement.  Courtenay, Vancouver Island,,  wants to become a city. ���������  A wharf will be built .-it Canoe.  The second annual banquet of the  Old Countrymen was heldlast week  at Salmon Arm.  R. K. Scales, a prominent merchant, of Salmon Arm, has made an  assignment,   owing   to   ill   health.  The Salmon Arm Board of Trade  is in bad shape financially and also  as regards .organization.  - J.  Leslie is  manager of the  new  Bank of Montreal at Coquitlam.  John Place, member of the provincial house is up on a charge of rioting in Nana'mo last sununer.  Chilliwack sold $30,000 6 per cent  40 year debenture bonds recently at  par. ~    -  Two thirds of the land in the Delta under cultivation has been plowed this season.   ���������*.  Lieu. Day-has been'appointed as  provincial commissioner, of the Eb-  urne troop 31st B: C. Horse.  The clerk of Delta is also assessor  and hall,,janitor.  Miss Livingstone is giving" domestic science lessons at Tynehead.  Cakes and Pastry always on hand.  .Choice line of .confectionery.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  ft*******ft**********************  \i you want any 'artislic work in  Painling, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  SIR WILLI AM ROSS IS DEAD  Sir George William Ross, Liberal  Leader in the Senate and formerly  premier of-Ontario, ..died in Toronto  on.Saturday last'after.an illness lasting several weeks.';    "'  Rev. E. M. Thomes, colporteur, of  the Bible Society, canvassed the district last .   '  At the last council meeting of the  Sumas municipality the council decided to support a High School for the  district, and it is pleasing to note  that such is the case.  In these days of competition it is  absolutely necessaary that the boys  and girls should have as good an education as it is possible for them to  got, and while our public schools are  good as far as they go, it is certainly necessary that the rising generation should have the very best education-that the province, and the Fraser  Valley will afford.  Higher education "will teach the  boys and girls the better to think for  themselves, and thus solve many of  ���������the problems of living in the country.  In regard to getting new settlers  into the country, it cannot be supposed that men with families either  small or partly grown up will settle  in a district where a good education  cannot be given the boys and girls.  The Fraser Valley is a most beautiful country to live in, but we must  make it better by bringing it up to  date, and a high school is one of  the things that will bring it prominently before the people.  It is now up to the people to bring  Matsqui Municipality up to the line  and favor a high school at some central point.. The: vote was sufficient  to decide the matter, and the council  and school board of Matsqui should  rise to the occasion and do what is  right by the settlers.  It is a well known fact that, the  superior education of Mission City  has induced settlers to locate there.  Ahigh school is being, established  at Haney for the municipality of Maple Ridge���������the settlers demand it.  Alberni has voted $5000 for sidewalk.  The K. P.'s of North Vancouver  celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of  the order on February 19th. ���������   . ���������  Salmon Arm has a volunteer fire  brigade.  Tappen  has an athletic club.  Chase Conservatives held a success  ful annual meeting a few days ago.  for garden and fami or������ best  for B.C. soil S������?<? Catalogue for  solid .guarantee of purity  and j2������rmiri&tion  Send now for Copy free  Sutton SSons.The Kind's SoeclmQn j  Heading England  A. J. Wo odward  Victoria     Si      Vancouver  615 Fort Sh 667.Granvill������Sr.  SALE ACENTS FOB BRITISH COLUMBIA  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY. B.C.  jVT. MacDonald.  II. Watson, Mgv.  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    .   .  l-ww pltsm  The Post publishes all the News'  nil   the   ('una.     An    advertisement in it will brin# quick results.     Try it.  *  *  *  ************ it.-******************  IMWSllYTKItlAtf'oHUKOIl NOTICE  Pastor���������J. L. Campbell, B. A. B. D.  Abbotsford  Services���������-Sunday'Cchool 10 a. m.  Public Worship 11 a. m.  Teacher's training Class '3 p.m.  ��������� Publiic Worship 7:30 p. m.   ���������  ,   Choir, Practice, Friday at 8  p. m.  Meeting .for Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday at 8 p. m. i-  Hutttingdon  ���������Sunday School, 2:15 p. m..  Public Worship, 3:30 p. m.  f  ������������������   If!  \N  Funeral Director  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  miWiU'LVir���������  \  IN THE SUPREME COURT OP  BRITISH COLUMBIA IN PROBATE.  a The Guaranteed "OEMS DYE for  AJJ Kane's of Cloth.  Clean, Simple, No Cliancc of Mlnuken.  TRY  IT !  Sci'ii for Froe Color Curd mid IVioUict.  rjThoJchujon-RlcliurdGOU Co. JL!.-;;Ul'.J, Montreal  FOR SALE���������Bred-to-lay two huh-  dred egg  strain,  Barred Rock Hen's  $2.00 each, Cockerel $3.00 each.  ,    Eggs  for setting   $3.00     per     15  Jno. A. Barr, Hatzic, B. C.  DAIRY  FARM  WANTED: to. rent  100 to 150 ac-  NOTIOE   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 Prefontaine 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 Prefontaine and Clothilda Prefontaine of Beloeil 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 Tup-  per, KItto & Wightman, Royal Bank  Chambers, 4 08 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 clay 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 tlie 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.  J. K. MCMENEIV1Y  Horseshoer and ��������� General  Blacksmith  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  Repairs  First-class Carnage  Painter in   Connection  ft  iwaiimiiStiMdswsw&immms&mm  res, house and  barn, with option to 0f Janulrv J D    1^4     l8'"th C   *  buy.             W.'P.   Challes,  Box,   20, ���������^'^'^1^^*  Eburne  Station,   Eburne,   B,   C. c^ffi,���������L   %   & Wightman.  fC3i                          -           , Solicitors for the said Executrices.  By far the best  Electric Iron  on the market  at any price   j  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.QQ  Every Iron is guaranteed by the Company for 10 years.  B. C. Electric;-  Abbotsford Salesroom at B. C. Electric Station  Other salesrooms at Chilliwack and New Westminster  J  ���������E^-OH^


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