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 Tjlrt' ������������������"_��������� ���������'iW'i  '{' H  &>8 $1.00 PER YEAR  tention  JS Ladies' ^st quality Sateen waists. .$1.25 to $2.00  Hf* White tailored waists      1.25 to $1.75  |2 Fancy Lawn waists         75c and up  p Wrapperettes, all shades, 12 l-2c per yard  The'Sumas council met on  urday last in their new hall. Much  business was transacted, while considerable of importance wks discussed. For .the .''first'time the Post  had' a' 'representative there to ri-  Mr. McCrimmon wished 'the 'date  on his subdviision plan'changed in  Sat- f order to permit, him to -liave it reg-  I Lstered  f^������ iKo/i r*_iatr_?i *v.m vUv.4.4.   He had delayed the matter  of registration .too long. His wishes re date were agreed upon by the  council. .,  Mr. J. <H. H.  Nelson asked    the  Sumas Council  Promises $100  port- the proceeding,   To say that I ^\?&w������������)���������������    ������  Ask to see our "Qoris" Shoe  ior  Ladies  *    i '      '* -       1 v*i ���������  r 7' 1 *  ���������*���������      and McCrfeady's Scfeol  *#f Shoes  -._*��������� -,< ���������>;���������'������������������  ..v.."r^~.   J-<..'.'   ������.* .1   *  v.^--'^.  ABBOTSFORD and HUNTINGDON, B. C.  '���������^Aft6.--"-f.-   e^  *\  rocery  Corn Flakes, 10c per package  Royal Crown Soap,.7 bars for 25c  Garden Seeds, 3 packages for 5c  Ham, 17c per lb. Peaches, tin, 15c  Flour, 1.65 per sack.  Spring shipment of Minister  Myles Shoes, just arrived. The  most -up-to-date.: stock in town..  he was g-iveih- 'a* 'rofyal rwe%ome  is putting it mild; as everything  was dowe 'to assist him''in'getting  a   good1 report. (-v   '   '  All -members (offthe- council Vere1  present. "   ������������������;)&:;��������� . ������������������*< '   '  The minutes!;'6f:;the .previous Jrrieet  ing'werevadopted^a'a read;.     -  Councillors' Lam-Ron laird 'Gillis re-  parted re the Yale Road vacaffoh  and the ofperim'g up of - a road on  the section' line." .'^After discussing  the- matter ffQ_*C-'-many points it  was decided to let! the matter stand  .o'ver'-'until^n'ext* (meeting at least.  ;lTh|e Huntmgdoii^-iRLversi'de. Iby-  Taw,- re the road fromr DeLair's,  north-, passed its first, second and  mird'readings. "-'���������**   , ,���������  ���������Councillors Straiton and ,Gillis'  reported the-(mountain road practicable. ,  ' . -J.-, ":  . -  ���������     '      .*/>-?'���������      ��������� ''    -,   .,--  The school,accounts for the month  of. February'fwere'Apasseck for/ -payments- --S urnasP^f uiil^iipa lity's' ��������� frh_r e:.  ofr. the educating  of -the��������� 'Sumas  children at the' Abboitsf or_ School J  was.$128.10.   Matsqui also pays   a  sum   to,wards   the    iedu/cating'    of  children at the- Abbotsford school.  There are _7 children fropa Suwui  Municipality attending tha "Abbotsford school.       ' -  -    ���������  The question, of a temporary  loan by-laiw--engaged the attention .of the council for some"tune.  It -was finally, decided to lay ��������� the  matter over until the\ Reeve could'  see ihe Royal Bank, and hold- jl  mating on. Monday, March '4th,  at which the ;by-law,' could be put-  in shape for the first, second and  third readings-. This loan by-law  is ^for the purpose of meeting the  current. expenses omtil the taxeB  come in, in July and August.   ,  A letter-.was received from Mrs.  Kelly re a grave that the construction gang on the.V. V. & E.  had partly covered and broken  down the fence. The matter will  be referred 'to the company's engineer and foreman.*--;  asked to {pay the.back taxes by the  Delinquent-taxpayers ,are lo be'  end of March or steps will be tak  en by the collector to collect the.  amounts in 'arrears.  Mr. J. H H. Nelson presented  '���������plan's few a ��������� __o__vision wire'ch  were finally 'approved by the council and-'the clerk and reeve authorized to isign thp 'same.  A petition was received from  some 24 membere re .he fence which  the.y. V. & (E. were placing along  the railway track. It ���������'���������.was claimed  that a barbed wire fence was not  the' proper kind to havef-aa it was  dangerous to cattle.- and waff1* not  sufficient! protection ior cheep and  other farm animals. The clerk was  instructed to "call'. theC attentoni- of  the company to the; wishes of the  settlers, and aljso toj point,, out that  theB. C. K R. and the C. P. R; were  putting up a fence .which serve 3  the piirpoises of the settler much  better.      .    ! .' {  |  i |  j   ,  The Reeve and Councillor Straiton reported that a practical road  could be. 'gotten around the Fook'tt  hill ���������'   L   .-;  ,,'".���������[-~  stitute $160 for the'purpose of keep  ng   a   supply of powder on, hand.  This .was /agreed ;to and now pow-  .der can 'be igotten .from Mr. Nelson  who is the eecreteryj offhe; Farmers' institute. ' The -amount will be  paid   back   to   the  council,    .who  thought it ,was all right to loan the,  money as (most-of the settlers of  Soma's, were also members  of the"  Institute.  " The'question of sub-divisions then  came up for discussion.   It appears  hat the Chil'Uwa k ; ou'n il had! parsed a resolution on record - th'sit  all persons (submitting sub-divisions  for-the council's . approval should  Liave the roads of the sub-divisioa.  graded and gravelled." It was ag-.  reed by the-"Sumas| council that.it  was a step in the rilght direction  and although the matter caused con  sideraMe discussion "each- councillor  giving. y^iews^p^^tHe fatter, the  fallowing resoltion (ppassed uun-  animously: - ,''������������������������  "Resolved,  that'.all-parties submitting/ ������ub-division'wplahs ��������� will be I  required to igradde and'-gravol kll j  roads in the _ub-division*to. the'sat-  isfaction of the council and  show  the contour of the, groundsill profile."    , -���������        ������    .     "  The clerk iwas instructed to copy  ojt th-e.fo.m_r'by-l_Ws-of th������ council in a book, iso as to have them  in 'suitable form for reference.  ���������'��������� Mr. *J. H. H. Nelson, represent-  .ng the 'Abbobsfor'd-Sumas' Board  of Trade, asked assistance from the  council towards the second annual  exbibition to be held in Abbotsford  this ;faU. After; a1 little 'discussion the council, influenced- by___r.  -..'-- iJ.n'o   ora,tory,   ipajssed   -p,   mo-  .on granting $100' towards the expenses of the fair The motion was  moved by Councillor McKenzie and  secohded.by .Councillor Gilles.   "  The following accounts were passed for payment:  -   McQill Road Work, $50; A. Mc-  Garva, $31.25; W. Good, $13.75; Chas.  Everett, $4.05'; J. McNeal, $56.25; P.  Rodgers, $56.25; A. McDonald, $62.-  5j;  G.-McNeal, $5.00; R.'Rodgers,  $5.00; A. McDonald, $5.00; C. S. Yar-  woqd,  fees,  $5.15;  E.  A.   Chudley,  bounties, $4.50 ; M. McDonald, bounties, $10.40;  G.  Radford,  bounties,  $2.55; G. VV. Winson, salary, postage, etc., $31.15; Wade, Wheeler and  M'cQuarrie,  fees,  $1.50;   Columbian  printing, $25.20; /Gazette, '${2.5.0; Abbotsford Timber and Trading Co.,  lumber, $10.74; A. Campbell, expenses, $2.70.'  The report of the V. B. C. M. was  read and received.  Mr. Mackie, representing the V.  V. & -E. , conJaulted; the council in  regard to isome crossings  on  the j"! ^J  Yale road. J. Lot 353, and agreed to  e y"  dump off sp'me 30. cars  of gravel  for the council'is use.   >  The council then-adjourned.  At  the regular  meeting   of  the  council last Saturday the ;members  of the board promised $100 towards  the Exhibition'to be 'held at'Abbots-1  ford this fall.        '  Mr. J. H. H. Nelson, representing the committee having the matter in hand, addressed, the council, '  placing the importance of holding  a successful exhibition before the  council in su)ch . a .way- as to induce the council to give.the above  amount.  It is. likely the Matsqui council,'-  who have been asked to assist, will  a Is ocontribute to the, funds of the  exhibition, as there are many residents of Matsqui who are members  of the Association.  ELECT DELEGATES  The Conservatives held   a   meet:,  ing Thursday, evening :to> elect delegates to the Conservative convention.   The   following 'are   the   delegates:   Messrs.   L.     M.    McPhee;-  Bernard McElroy, and Dr. Swift. ,.-,���������  Mr. Lars Barbo, formerly   editor-  of the Sumas News, has.,.opened   a'  real  estate   office  in   Hrint'ingdon.'  Peardonville Notes  Miss Maggie Campbetl has return  ed home from Fraser Mills, where  she has been for several months as  cashier in a store. Since coming  home -she met with a nasty little accident and in consequence suf  fers with   a   scalded arm.  Our old-time friend, Mr. J. Stafford, has been'very ill for the last  week with heart failure. He is .under the imedical attendance* of Dr.  Swift, who is doing &11 in,his power  to make the isufferer feel' more  comfortable.  *Mr. F. Baines is Just putting the  finishing touches to a nice new  barn which he erected thi^ winter.  Mr. Webster is building a new  barn and pew house New barns  are going _p on (all sides.  Miss Prentice, iour new teacher,  reports that she has a very good  attendance of scholars; and everything running smoothly, which is  something ne.w for Peardonville,"  Mr. Frank Wooler, our new school  trustee, is having several Improvements .made to the school and  _T\Oumida*; mefw feBice around tEe  yard and a. gO/od fwell, and intends to have everything around  the school up-to-date,'  Mrs.  Robert's   is   in  iAfhbotsforct  with   a   very laick ibaby; and poor  i William is at home  alone singing  "I Am So Very Terribly, *Very Lon-  A deal will (shortly .he closed for  the starting of a sash nnd door  factory here. Mr. (Gordon Has the  matter in hand.  All along .he Peardonville Hoad  from Pine Grove church out, are  new settlers putting up (houses and  intend starting in the chicken business. We .expect -by:, the end of  another year to see, it well settled  'UP.-...-    ��������� ��������� . "���������        "     -,  1 NIGHT HAWK, -,���������i-i-- ������/���������  ������fi *���������l-"-*v *"*���������**���������  THE ABBOTSFORD P09T,  ABBOTSFORD, B. 0.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published every Friday by the Poat  Publishing Compf-y.  A weekly .Join-mil devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and suu -������������������ndliiff district.  Advertising Rates mude know.. 11 ap-  plk'tttlon.  1,150 A Ij ADVERTISING���������12 cents per  line for first inser-tion, und 8 centi* a niif  r������r all Hiib.se-nient liormeciitlvo Insertions  Our Shibboletl*��������� Welti-or for nor'agin-  the   Government.  FRIDAY,    MARCH 8,    1912  DEWDNEY DYKE.  The McBride government is ia-  gain appealing to the country on  a railway policy, (more extensive  than the one which placed them in  power some two years ago, with  thirty-nine members out of a par  liament of forty-two. It is altogether likely that they will be returned to power again, butl many  pople seem' to think with a much  (stronger Opposition. Aside from  parly politics it is to be hoped that  a "stronger opposition will sit ��������� op-'.  poisite the government benches  than during the past two sessions  It is not a healthy state of a'ffairs  whtn people have everything: then-  own way, neither is- it good lor a  governmentt o be is'6 placed' that  their ' opposition is ever counted as nothing. Of course here in  Chilliwack it is expected that the  Conservative candidate Avill be'reelected.. If the McBride government is to be elected we do' not  want a member 'so isituated ' that  the riding  would be  counted  out.  What is  publicly  known,  and  il  isnotall, of the actB of the .government will no doubt again receive  the approval of the people, but if  all is true, or half is fruev, of what  is being said in the1 Liberal papers,  the McBride government is now. at  the highest standard  of  approval  it will ever be, unless the present  policy is changed..   In the  mean  tjnife the country is forging ahead  at   a   rapid pace  and  it  certainly  nuyds all the railways that the McBride government can  build.   The  country must be opened up.  In the closing hours of the'legislature, a bill for IJie rem:eson an'l  cancellation of certain taxes imposed by 'the Dewdney .Municipality Re  lief Act, 1900, was considered'.and,  lhe bill finally 'approved with an  amendment. Premier dtfcBride in  moving the second-reading said that  after the destruction of the Dewd:  ney dyke in 1691 if was realized that  unless the dyke were replaced Dew  dne'y dcltstrict could., not be considered much 'of   a     factor in, the  nine tons its weight o_ the ground  is lessened iby means of a wooden apron on the catepillar. so that  it is only seven pounds per square  inch���������less than the weight a pert-  son places to- the square inch when  he,puts.(his, foot}, on:'-the,., ground,';  which ia considered 'about.) ninei  pounds-to the'square iiich.  j',       "  The board'tfWfthis' caterpillar are;  30 inches longiand by. lessening th;*,  weight'do (not pac'k'.the.iground.over which ������the machine passes.  The Holt Manufacturing Company of Stoctori, California, have  shipped one: of these machines to  Mr. Jenkins of Pitt ��������� Meadows,- one  ''Honest" John Oliver is again, in  the political fight for the Delta.  There was some talk of his going  outside of the riding to secure a  seat but Delta would have no other Liberal aspirants, so "Honest"  John secured the nomination. He  must have had isome Scotch ancestors, as he does not appear to  ever know when he is beaten Of  course Delta' cannot' return two  good men, one, will either have, to'  go farming again, or one ..will have  to still pursue the making of pills.  It is.up to the. people of Delta to  decide which will do the most good  in private life at his chosen profession.  agricultural progress of thfc JM*_aer  valley tnd the people had asked the t0 Dominic Burns of Ladner, and  government in 1900 to guarantee j nme to parties near Calgary,  the bonds iso���������that ihey .'���������ould repair it.' The government had not  seen fit to go so far, but had promised the .people that i th y. would  undertake the work they would ad-  ���������vance them $25,000 towards it. 'Of  this the province would ad1 aiicn  $10,000 and the other $.l.5,0'������0 the  people interested might pay I aok  in twenty-five 'annual assassm-rnts;  the loan to be as a fir.t mort-  .gage . against their land. It was  found, however, that to do the  .work .-effectually thf now ; dyTv_  WAufd ��������� cO'Sif"���������$126,000: The people  bad already ������pent $95,000, but the  heavy drain (made it difficult for  them to'make their repayments to  tlie government. As "this work of  reclaiming' 4,558 acres' including  Hatzic lake containing 905 acres was  of great'importance to the province/-the 'government had decided  to aid them by remitting the taxes  and' interest 'due qn, the old [loan.  On the third reading, Miv Williams  desired to know what proportion/  of the accrued taxes had been p'aid1  by the interested community.!  The premier replied about 50 per.  ceint. .,  Mr. Williams argued that it; wafc  unfair to press one community for1  payment of taxes and. to spaeially  .exempt another.  ,, Hon. Mr.- McBride' explained' the  unique distressful conditions warranting^ the course adopted in: this,  particular case. The government's  policy had been and would ;coh-  anue to be not to unduly press the  settler for tax settlement if 'con-.  di.ti.on3 made immediate payment  uurdenaome. The policy auupLed  in this specific case would uttimater  ly make the district profitably pro.-,  ductive, but to press for full repayment would now work a hard  ship, The aid provided for. was not  \ ���������������������������������-������������������-i-wnt: ���������;jH1,000 odd���������and -iitjx-e  settlers assumed an obligation of  approximately $120,000;. *;and- 1 the  maintenance of the pumps and  works in connect on wi _, their fiyk-  ing system,  The bill  was reported  complete  with amendment; ��������� -  P.TTBR-D3-EIN 9 3  The provincial .government will  not appropriate any money, for the  construction of a hridge ovorth*  Pitt River this year.'. At the last  meeting of the CoquuTam council  a letter was received from the rain  ister of public works stating that  although he had carefully coftsid-  ered the proposition he could not  reconimeind v the building of the  bridge.ati the present. tim*>. ������B itB  co-npt-ructicxn ('wo*aid depend , very  materially.upointhe use, to which it  would b;e put .when .built.,.' The  Western Canada Power-"eompany  and . probably, other, railway ��������� linea  might wish to us������(the-briajje 'and  in .that c'a_e ^ a different structure, from' that at.firstv;co5iitempla,tr  ed would be required, :and also the  companies.would, be expected*1 to  bear . a _hare'i of. the. cost of the  work. The; minister ^promised, however? ,tOr������have.va ..thorough, survey  ,'n?ade of "the be&.ofl.,"the;riy<er and  so undingB^ taken-and expressed jthe  hope that,negotiatLon& -in .connection with the matter .would .have advanced sufficiently to. make, some  .effort,at .construction* next- year;  . Whilethe news has oeen- received  .with; -di_appo&ntin������nt, ������������������ .he--, general  feeling ia that Dewdney riiing.haB  received;.-a ������������������ very.- J ai*������ approp>ia-  tion from;-the���������.goyerninent-.for the:  current year. ,  -Of; *hJBvt\een*i-nin������Jo3li&tPicta: in-  the provincej-there iarei onlyuthree  Wihiicbi^ave-vreceivedi  a' ���������:.gitea������������er.  appropriation thannDewaney   for)  roads/.'streets, bridges and- wharVes--  namely, J180;QQfl:   ...TKi_.;.is..$50i00.0-  greater thans the. district has; ever  before received and; is-considered  a iitribute-.to.thesdiligent efforts oT  ita. representative,������������������.___.���������.���������'W.'. J* -MAn-  BfOn.������5-Coifim&ian. .  Messrs. Grahasnand*0wail of ������he  Swail Hotel, Sumas<.eity,oare. clearing a lot ..with a view to. building/ ��������� a.: 40-roo'm!*: modern .- hotel; ' on  lines isimilar.-Aoithc^waiL.'Hotel.  Rv-P. ;Pettipie'ce',-; of Vancouver,  has--decided^to create ������������������ a disturbance, in-(new>quarter^*andi jwillrun  for the' local- houfia in- Ymirr Arthur - Harrbd4 i������- the ~8o'cialistk-* can-  Nowisthe proper time to. get a, bargain  in   horse'..blankets.     Selling: in  r ?- order-.-to clear out the winter   stock-  [;20 percent Below Marked Price  AN UP-TO-DATE METHOD.  There  was. a  time   when farm-  didate-_or>Nefaom--���������  ���������:���������0-   (Froim Frasar Valley Record)  The value of linking .he name of  the Royal City with the two other  chief cities of the coast in a review' of the factors that are contributing to their splendid progress  caii (not ibe iQSitimatqd. 'Premier  Mciiridet is Jalways'the loyal .son of  New Westminster. -  SVestmihs'ter, no doubt, receives  cohaidefable'adveftising frohi the  fact that it is' his birthplace and  early home of the premier of British Columbia, but had it not been  for the' foresight of the voters of  Dewdney,'in'giving to Richard McBride political birth, it is doubtful  if the city would have been brought  tso prominently "before the world.  New Westminster turned McBrde  down'once, and if shows he is truly-  loyal when he refers to the little  burg at' all. The people there  ������h'S'tild be careful "not; to turn a  good man down wnen he comes to  them;;'' But even Mose^ did not'suit  thejn. .....'. ^  ing was' real .hara wrorK,  but the  modern  methods  are  surely   attractive.   BoiS3ibly  there   is   greater development in this pursuit than'.  ':he ordinary individual would isup-1  pose, especially 'when lone  begins  to realize that much of the farming on a large scale is done with  traction motors, or more correctly  speaking, Tractoineers. It 'is possible with this up-to-date method  to clear the land, plow it, disc it  seed it, harrow it, and' roll it with  one  operation.   The  tractioneer  is  Mr. Harold '_������* Forster,' B.A��������� a  wealthy-rancher; and. an oldtimer  in ithe valley, has announced hfs intention of running aa a Conser-  iservative for the Columbia- riding  isupparting thle (government of the  Han. Richard McBride.   lo   "5000 ___CTS ABOUT. CANADA;"  The 1912 edition of that popular  and indispensable booklet, "6000  Facts About.Canada," compiled by  Frank Yeigh, the  widely    known  also used for other��������� work,* aucH as | writer and lecturer,, and author of  hauling binders, threshing and marketing the Igrain, and a *dozen  other purposes around the farrti  ,On/ Monday last ,.Mr. 'H. "K't'i-  worthy and his men caused considerable excitement oh Railway St.  b'y /unjoadirig a* %i(ge Ca'teVpil-  lar from a flat car. This large  motor has been purchased by the  Hatzic Prairie Company for work  on their farm' This yea* It is thtv-  intention to plow some 1400 acres  7f0 of which will be sown in grim.  The Caterpillar will plow 35 acres  in ten hours time, haulihg the plow  which turns over eight 14 inch furrows and disk, aeed, harrow, and  roll as it passes up and do.Wn the  the field.   Although having   a haul  ing'power of 65 h.p. ahd weighirifenotsfoT'd, B.f/C������  "Through the Heart of Canada,'- ia  now out and. la replete with new  matter, including ian ��������� outline map of  facta and figures of. thei Dominion  that will prove a revelation of  our natural .resources and growth.  T_he mass of information, ^gathered  with iiifihate paina, should; be in the  hands of every, intelligent. Can->  adian^ and the-wide] saie^aind.popularity of th������! publication^ da- easily  understood. Copies may. be-had for  25'cent?8: fr'om^'The-��������� Canadiair^-Facts  Publishing Co.,. 667 tSpadina-.Ave;,  Tor onto.  Peerless 200 Egg> Incubator and  Brooder for ������ale, almost new. Apply to C. Sumner, or C~.'A. R/&U. j.-.i  ���������     *aJ  C5  P.O. Box 45  ERNAEY  Abbotsford, B. C  ;ES_*^___SS__IK__  LIVERY AND FEED STABLE  Having purchased the interest of Mr. D.v    -  McKenzie lam prepared to give the  best of  satisfaction as to prices  and.'  comfortable rigs.      Stables open day  night to do business.  I solicit your patronge.  <  *   h.��������� Mckenzie, prop.  ���������*���������  ���������������������������  t  i  T  ���������T  X  f  T  ,'���������?  4*  f  If  your   Subscription to  the Post is not paid or if    ���������_ C :   t  i  not already a Subscriber  ���������1*  ���������!���������.  T  *i*  K~M~J~M^~JK^K*^  INSURANCE LOANS;  Abbotsford Homesites  If you are looking for a home  in town- lots * acre-  property  ��������� see  The Pioneer Eeal Estate Broker of Abbotsf^d     \\  i  M  (as SUPPLEMENT  ���������j-  ^MmmSMmmtSgmBfc B*iBtim____*_������_^^^  Young Nursery Stock to Sellthis Fall1  ONE AND TWO' YEAR OLD  APPLES-Gravenstein. King of'Tompkins, Wealthy,'.  Northern Spy,-Grimes- Golden,-'Jonathan,1 all'  grafted on whole Franch Crab Apple5 Stock.'  CRAB AP^LES-Hyslop, late,  Have also a choice lot-'of'Clark's Seed-'   .   ���������  ling and Maroon Strawberries'_for sales ���������  at $5.00 per thousand:'1 Raised,on new-beds'i  Prices .for: Appirifsfjs- ? jSilffiSS"  _&$  $  ?_  ���������*p  m  '���������'-i  repairs ���������  eat 'up; your  D.H.NELSON, Prop.         ��������� "l   if) i '} '-y-lA  TJ_I__������3_S__SS-S__1  Abbotsford,- E.G. "|  3^-is__a___2_ffi__i_a_a  sssss___a_______i_  bus  ^M____ssr_____a_s??  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The book was'printed to sell for 50 cents, but we have a copy for you, free.  SeYourBoc  Your..;hame'  and "address  on  a postal will bring this book  TO YOU ABSOLUTELY FREE "''  Mail the1 postcard to-day.     The hook will come to you by  return .maii./j Address  NATIONAL BANK BUILDING  ... t ��������� ��������� ���������  _- - ,  '":ti������������-J~^���������~ __-..___-. _< ���������������������������;._- "��������� ������-���������- _>a  We are ready to book any order, large or small.  Proprietors  Abbitsfordl* B. C.  _S____^_3S_g___S_i___2_S__5S_^___sS  ooooooooooocoCioocxxo'oboooo'  8 ;. .;~.   ,"'g  oooooooooooooooooooooooooo  THE AYKSlilRE COW  This 150-Yenrs-OId:Strain.is nt Horn*  In   all  Surroundings   and  nll>  Climates.''  ;., Limber' Necft - in Fowls.''  ,    This Is.; caused -by the 'fowls "eating  .dead.carcasses,. either of-other /owls,  ,b1*riis'"or, animafls. ' The 'remedy; Ms,-  rirjat," to-bury deep or burn all fowls  that dieVand disinfect, the spot .-where.  :t_py, were found dead' with any good  , xtateriall, like' creolin' or 'diluted'crude  car bo iic" acid:7'      ' ��������� ���������   ���������    - ' " ' ���������       '-  Fot 'the   siick   birds .'a;, teas poonful  .OLhypos'uilphdte of soda In .their'drinking; water, and to each, fowL put- 'in  Its mouth a piece'haM as large.".Keep"  dead and decaying meat "so the'*''fowls  cannot "get  it,  and  you *>will  not-be  troubled'with limber neekl ". -���������'-,  r i  Lots cleared arid graded  'ar-ry.v Atlierton.- - Terms if -Desired-.-    Apply this paper. ���������  .* , . ^j-. .*  ' FOR SALE-i_*urebre'd"S?'C. wHite  -Leghorn Cockerels; ..also. ���������, purebred  -barreji PJymoutli'.'CocKeje^.^,', .Atp-'  piy.s.'M, trethb.w^yI^ovJboI,  f      ...Vt��������� ^ \ f.     fnr.j  ___H_MJ__jww^���������r���������������^  MISSION CITY, B.C.,' FEBRUARY,  1912  1  I. ii  The   Ayrsliire   is   a   Scotch'-1 bree_" ���������  ���������������������������~���������  of cattle, and has''been bred for the;" A3UCIJAL   FORESTJIY   COXYEJTTIOK  "Ottawa' has   been   decided  upon   as  dairy   in   the   county   of   Ayr,   Scotland, for about 150 years.    Just whal,   .. ���������  ,,    ...     .   ,���������      rU rf ���������������������������,  la  her-orlelii  is  veiled  in   some  ob.'the* pOsace.for holding the,ne3s?t annual  is  ner.origia  is  veuea  m   some  od ti      af aie"Canadian. Forestry  scurlty,  whether the breed  has  been   ^*   ,. ��������� .^nV, -*w 7th- -������������������;, af>f  Association on 'February 7th and 8th,  duiu up rrom run n-*-'ve scocicor ma     --      .. .     ���������u���������;j^   'iji.*v,���������..n���������-���������,,���������ii  county by careful se'_clion and good 1912. -wtoioh cmncc^s w*fli tee anooal  breeding, or .whether it was done with -meeHng   of ; the   iw^an / ^iwaber-  the   help   of  outside . cattle   brought j?������ %A&3^��������� ' ' ^ui^?^  i        _ *' j     -.._   i���������        ti.       i������i. tnat  tlie  two associations  siia'il  hold  in and crossed with the native stock        . ,   .   .     -,-���������-.���������   ������������������>,���������'���������'    'vi'   ."���������������  , u  joant  banquet  on   tne   evening  of  of the county.  The   good pasturage  of   the., coun-                                  distinguished speak  ty   of   Ayr,  the   fierce   storms   from   "_____���������-___  * ..~n u_   ��������������� ������..  February 7th: 'Both association's 'expect an array  ers, and"'the .event .wrtU -be. one of the  niggest of the kind' ever held jn Canada."' Efficient committees' have, been  lii   Motel  .;MIssionc(ty;.' B.C.,  .    This hotel, makes a/specialty, of  -home-like comforts for Cornmercial  Travellers/, ( Comfor|a_Je.',,sitting^ ,  room "arid '' best "of  hotel'service"  Cuisine Unexcelled.-  Rate's: $1;50tor$2;'|er^day"0'  CHAS. E. DeWITT, Pi'oprWor  j-wnTTitinr-rrntTiri  Go.,. Ltd.  .'i  the Atlantic, the exposure in all con- - ,    {    c  dltionB of weather,, the, breeding ..for     ������j.< Efficient'committees' haVe. beei  a strong robust constitution, have all ���������.  ., ,   .    ,. ���������-, ���������,.���������:������������������ .fV,��������� ^ip*.''   f-  _._.    _ j. i ���������-   ���������   _     1 >*>���������  ���������i' ' appointed to Jook after the different  combined to produce a breed of,cattle   ,.���������������+���������_���������_ ..-_,r tut,.-   T^4or.irV wow_ ���������������_������������������'  4.   . v ���������_ ' -     i     i _  i    iu'       Tj'^ileatures,   and   Mr.   _ rank ��������� Haw tons,  that can be transplanted to the cold, __,'-��������� tha, i.11lin-herm<xn.a   AftQft:  of Canada, tlie rocks of New England  the Corn Belt of. the"West," and the  heat of the South,, with no apparent  discomfort or diminution of .dairy  ability. The Ayrshire' cow seems "ai  home in  all surroundings.  The Ayrshire cow, being so" admirably adapted by nature to supply  milk and cream for the table, has  almost always, found her place in  the supply stables, near cities and  towns and has seldom been used as  a butter cow. Until the advent of  the separator, there was a .valid, objection to the Ayrshire, on--account  of the very point that made her so  valuable as a milk producer. The,  butter globules being small, the, cream  rises slowly and gives an- imperfect  separation, and it took a long time  for the cream to rise. Since the  separator camo into general use, however, all this c3if<*ir-i*Hv ims been done  away wilh, for the separator extracts  the cream from Ayrshire milk as  quickly and as fully ��������� as from the  Jersey, and it churns -as readily.  secretary -of the' Lumbermen's  Asso  ciation,  and   Mr.   James   Lawler,   se-"  cretairy  of the  Forestry  Association,  both- of Whose offices are in Ottawa.'  .will  co-operate -in  the" work!'  Harvesting 1he;SunfIowcr"  ��������� To 'harvest the sunflower' crop clip  off the heads' with a large sharp  knife and place, tl-.em in , a ��������� shed ' to  dry. They may/be spread out on the  .floor of ,fch_' shed or'may be placed  on racks such as are' used in drying  corn, in seed houses. When the heads  Are .well dried out the seed" may be  removed by hand for storing or may,  ,be allowed to remain' on the head  until it is fed. The' seed may be fed  the same as corn or other grain. The  amount to be fed and the frequency  ������f feeding it can be governed by the  supply that one lias en hand to be  used for the poultry reeding. Some  tie the sunflower heads up in the  coop so that the liirtrs must fly up a  short distance to pick off the seeds  and thus .secure one means of affording their1 poultry exercise'during tho  winter  months.  Reliable men with-'selling .-ability  and some knowledge of Uie-'lruit  business1 or Nursefy:'Sfock,;'to''ie-'  present' us in British/_Columbia as  local, and general agents..-.. ..  Liberal' inducements" '.arid  per-''  m'anent' position for the rig-lit men.  Write  for, full particulars.?'  TONE & WELLINGTON -  ThsFontliHINHrserie,;,  owers  The 'followiitg.-ate' the ��������� prices'- which-  thfr Company will pay for -fruit -v  coming-* season:: "  TORONTO,  (EstablisEe'd'r2S37) ' '  Ontario  Iir<)'.V_i"iT"I't:.' >. ?'_..; r'or-  ^Sjx or e:_!i'fsni^,l turnips,' one and'  n" lialf tables-poonfuls of butter, half  ft teaspoonfuj( of granulated sugar;  isa-lt and pepper. Peel Lhe turnips-and  cut them in slices about 'a. quarter of  ���������in .inch, thick. Doil thera'in 'salted'  ���������-/aiter for about 20 minutes urital  'erid'er, but'not broken. Drain *them'  ���������veil. Melt the butter; when it is'  hot. put, in the turnips and, sugar,, and  Try them .carefully'until th������y;are n*ice-  iy browned ail over. Sprinkle thenr  with pepror and gait, and- serve at'  on^e '"in a hot vc* .'able dib'h.  Strawberries in"crates (shipping' berries)-  Strawberries in pails ( for Jam)  -Raspberries" in crates (shipping berries)  'Blackberries in crates  ji  j! Black Currants'in pails'  Red        "        in pails ���������  '��������� Gooseberries" in "pails  . Cherries in pails '  Rhubarb, cleaned, (both ends off)  .- Rhubarb, not cleaned  6c per lb.      with hulls  6c* per' lb.' without hulls  7c per lb.    *  5 1-2 c per lb.  8 I-2c per'lb;'  5 1 -2c per lb:  7 I-2c perib.  4 l-2cper lb.  $20.p0per.ton  $18.00 per ton  ������  '"Above prices are all f: o. b. point of shipment.  ���������-. Il is requested that  all  applications  for   cor.lrr.cN,   w^ich arc  to  be  'marked "FRUIT," are sent .in to the Company at as early a date as possible in order that adequate arrangements for the' season may be made.  'NOTE:    Price? on tree fruits, etc., will'be published later.      All  crates  will be returnable.        *  qsaipjpgjtjffPES^^  # SUPPLEMENT
III ������MII I IIIIIIIIIIImII  .111_    ���""
h'/ii^Li-JL/aii'ii'D'u w5J*j-s
Author of ������Beautiful Joe"
(Copyright by Publishers Press, Ltd.)
we will not have time to visit other
' Bteamers   going   to   the   West   Indies
' and overy part of the world.    I will
point briefly out to you some of the
schools,   colleges   and   churches,   our
hospitals    and     station,    where    we
have  many  railway  lines coming  In,
the  ferry-boats   going   to  Dartmouth,
and the enormous ranges of military
and   naval   buildings,   and   then   we
must  scurry  down   from  these  ramparts, for though I am a Hallgontan,
X never like to be near the gun when
it is fired."
"What.gun?" asked Firefly.
"The mid-day gun.    In every English garrison town around the world,
a   cannon   is   fired   at   noon,   and   at
night, and it's a loud one, too.    People living near the Citadel often have
their   china    rattle,    and   sometimes
glass  will  break."
"Talk about your American blood,"
Bald Firefly disdainfully. "Real
Americans wouldn't put up with
"I have often laughed about it,"
Bald Judy. "The breakage on the
Btreet below the Citadel slope got so
bad, that a cannon the other side of
the fort was called into action.
Strangers often Jump right up when
they hear the noise. However, Hali-
gonlans couldn't do without that gun.
Now girls, take-one last look ,_t the
dear old harbor. Saw y*,cr ever before water so blue, a sky so perfect,
and a city so favorably located for
trade,*- commerce and plcturesque-
., "Yes! yes!" they all cried, and
with pretended dejection, Judy said,
"It la fearfully late even for Saturday night.   Let us have bur coffee."
"Tell us Just when you left Halifax," said Firefly.
"That night at nine. I curled my-
ftelf up in the lower berth on a sleeping car, and was off., for Montreal.
Now please, the coffee."
"Just like Judy," said Firefly,
"when will you begin your real story,
Miss President?"
"Tomorrow, love, tomorrow," said
Judy putting down her cup, "and now
girls, let me pour your last cups, and
we'll have our usual toast."
Every girl turned her head toward
the painting over the mantel. It was
the face of an exceedingly sweet and
gentle woman smiling down at them.
"To a certain good woman," said
Judy seriously.
"God bless her," , murmured the
Club reverently.
Mara looked curious. "Ib it true
that you don't know her name?"
she whispered  to Firefly.
"Some of us do.. I don't," Fire-
By said in an undertone. "We don't
want to. It was a beautiful thing
for her to build and furnish this
boarding-house for self-supporting
girls, but it isn't a charity. We pay
as much as at other places. She
doesn't want us to think she is patronizing. She is horribly rich���but
we aan idealize her and idolize her
without knowing her."
Mara shuddered. "When I think
of the cheap hotels and dreadful
boarding-houses where I have seen
girls and women living, I always pray
'God bless her a thousand times!'"
"Thls isn't the only boarding
house she has," - continued Firefly.
"There are lots of them. Very few
people know she owns them, for she
Is so modest. We had to beg a year,
to get that painting for our room." ;
"Now our Club hymn," Bald Judy.
-Indiana Firefly, stop1 drinking coffee."
Marigold went to the piano, and
soon the sweet girl voices were floating through the room in the strains
of an old hymn, set to an Italian
air, the refrain of which la:���
"I'm a pilgrim and I'm a stranger;
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night."
Prom Nova Scotia to New Brunswick.
It was not until ��wo evenings later
that the glrlB of the Pilgrim Circle
trooped upstaira after dinner, and sat
gazing expectantly at Judy, who had
blossomed out Into a red velvet gown,
that, with her red cheeks and crown
of black hair, made-her look like a
resplendent, poppy.
"Now wake up, dear President, in
pour sleeping car, and tell us what
happened after you left Halifax,"
Bald Jane suggestively.
"Anyone have to go to the theatre
this evening?" inquired Judy.
There was a chorus of voices, "No,
"Opera, dance, concert, woman's
meeting, man's meeting?"
"No. no, thank fortune���nothing
for man or beast."
"That's good news for Jane-to-the
Rescue," Bald Dixie.     _^___^ ,.._._.
Jane's red lips parted, and Bhe
shook her hea'd, piled high with flaxen
hair. "I wlBh there was to be a
meeting for the poor beastB tonight.
The horses are still slipping about on
that dreadful Park Street hill." '
"Hoad her off, someone," said Peanuts sharply, "or we'll be footing It
into a  menagerie."
Dixie, who was in a mischievous
humor, needed no second invitation.
"Did you feed the pldgle-wldgles by
the subway today Jane, and give the
weeny squirrels on the Common
some comforting nuts?"
"As- a general thing," said Jane
mildly, "squirrels don't come out of
their holes when the thermometer Is
five below zero."
"Alas! the sin that I sinned I knew
not," exclaimed the Southern girl
rolling up the whites of her eyes,
and throwing both, hands in the air.
"Judy, do begin to amuse me,". Interposed Firefly irritably. "I'm as
nervous as a witch .tonight."
Judy turned her head, and. looked
at the Western girl who was lolling
on a divan, and gazing restlessly
about the comfortable room.
"I wonder," she said, "whether all
our lives shall be too fagged out to
want anything but passive enjoyment
In   the   evening."
"It's outrageous," grumbled little
Peanuts, "that girls should be worked
so hard that they can't play."
"Make your work play," said MarU
gold.   "That's what I do."
"That's all very fine' for a professional musician," said Judy.
Firefly Bprang up. "I tell you,
girls, It's our own fault. If all labor
would organize, and say firmly to
capital, 'in addition to our living
wage we want hours short enough
to leave us strength to play for a
while every day,' capital would have
to knuckle under."
"Labor is so unutterably stupid."
Bald Peanuts, with a contemptuous
wave of v her hand. "We've got the
whip hand of capital, but we merely
use the laBh to flick off flies^"
"Don't use the whip," said Judy
eloquently, "but the reins. Let labor
hold one, rein, capital, the other.
NeRher can guide singly."
"Do you know what my Lord Employer said today, girls?" asked Firefly. "I don't often squeal, but I've
got to this time. Would I bring his
private account book home, and, make
it up for him."'
"What did you say?" asked Peanuts.
"I thought���you merciless egotist���
aloud I said, 'Let me see it, sir.' Then
when I had run my eye over it, I said,
'I can manage it in office hours, if
you will let me get tn a girl to help
me with the other work.' He began
to fuss With his eye-glasses the way
he does when he's mad, and I said,
'To tell you the truth, sir, if I take
It home, I'll have to sit up at night-
Do you suppose he cared? 'Get the
girl In,' he said coldly, and I went
down to the street, and stared at his
luxurious auto waiting for him, and
glanced at my shabby purse with so
little In it, that I wouldn't take any
out for care fare, and wondered why
he doesn't'recognize the fact that we
are partners in his race for wealth,
not Blave and tyrant. I could help
him to make more money than he
does. I've more brains than he has,
but I never offer a suggestion.
There's nothing but law for such a
cold-blooded mass of humanity as he
is. 1 ought to have been able to say-
to him today, 'Sir, I can^t work after
hours���I belong to a union, and sir,
you've got to give me more salary���
the union wch't let me stay here at
ray present wage,'"
"And .Why aren't you In the typewriter and stenographer union?" said
Judy vivaciously. "You know there
Is one,'
"Because I'm a simpleton," said
Firefly, "but I'm going ito Join/'
"Capitalists aren't sinners above
the^ rest of ^mankind," said Judy
thoughtfully. "We'd be as bad as
they are if we. were hi the saddle..
You ought to hear me beat down my
washerwoman." /'.'*���
"Watch everybody," Ja my motto,
Bald Firefly. "Your owii'^slster will
try to impose on you at times."
"Watch and be patient," said Judy,
"love everybody, and - tru9t nobody.
God made us, but the devil unmakes
us."       if '.
"Is It possible that anyone still believes In the devil? asked Marigold
with genuine curiosity.
"We're a little old-fashioned up in
Nova Scotia," replied" Judy. "He's
still  there���horna, hoofscand  tail."
"And sure ,1 wish he'd come down
here and take back all the bosses
with him," saW Biddy with dancing
eyes. . "If/- ills Satanic ..Majesty will
oblige a poor ��� Irish girl so far, I'll
engas'O to run 'our daily myself.
Every night, I. pray all the saints to
Keep me from hating my particular
D08_���sure, of ��� all the trreen-eyed,
greedy, rapacious slave-drivers of an
employer, he'll take the palm. But
I tell you girls, .we're all like. Fire-,
fly tonight���nervous ,as witches.
Would that we had that comforting
hook here." ��
Ab   she   expected,   someone   asked,
"What hook?"        ,    -.,.
Biddy, who delighted In flings at
Scotland and England,'1 hastened to
explain. "In olden times, when a
witch was obstinate, the Scottish Cal-
vinists used to 'wake her,'���that is,
bind across' her face an iron bridle
or hook, with tour prongs. The
prongs were thrust 'ito her mouth,
arid she was fastened'to the wall by
a chair In such a way that she could
not lie down. She '.was sometimes
kept in that position for several days,
and . men were always with her ��� to
prevent her from closing her <eyes
a minute in.sleep."   ���
"Anyone here with.Scotch blood,in
her veins?" asked Judy, ���'
"My grandmother . was. Scotch,"
snapped Firefly, "and I may state that
John Wesley, and Marf'n Luther, and
French saints and Puritan saints, and
many other saints 'way back to the
Babylonian brick-records, believed in
the persecution of witches. Don't be
too hard on the land o' cakes."
"Dear sisters," said Judy soothingly, "suppose Marigold sic - - us the
song of a nice Scotch lady who would
never have put a hook In anyone's
mouth."' ''.,.'"
Marigold knew what she meant,
and moving across the room' to the
piano In her lazy, graceful way,, she
sang "Annie Laurie,""repressing her
magnificent voice so that it would
float soothingly through the room,
and calm the distracted nerves of ithe
weary girls  about her.
They kept her singing for a. long
time, then she got up with a laughing
protest, "But we were to hear. Judy
talk. It is such an agreeable way to
get modern history." -,'
Judy nodded brightly, and as Marl?
gold sank in a seat beside her, she
gazed thoughtfully at- the fire and
began. "First, I will- tell you that
during the night, after leaving Halifax, I had been whirled through a
country almost as interesting as the
Evangeline district. There were
lowlands and highlands, and streams
and lakes abounding in geese, duel.,
curlew and snipe, and there we--e
distant mountains on which the
moose or caribou roam. You know
Nova Scotia has lots of game. There
w-e also, thriving villages and
towns, notably Truro, with a population of 7,000, possessing cne of the
most beautiful natural parks in
"From Truro, a railway runs to
Cape Breton, the eastern end of
Nova Scotia, where we have great
coal mines arid steel works. Soon
they are going to build steel ships.
From Cape Breton, we have a steamer service. to Newfoundland whlc.i is
reached in six hours." We like to
keep up our connection with the
great iron ore beds there. After
Truro,   came   Springhill,   a.  mining
centre; ��������� Anrherst, .a manufacturing
town of 10,000 people; Fort Cumberland, which used to be old Beauso-
jour, memorable in early French and
English wars. Next comes Memrarr.-
cook, with French people, and a Catholic university."
"And do you fight much up there?",
asked  Biddy,   "you   Protestants  with
us of the true church?"
"Very little," said Judy with 'a
laugh; "We 'have a way of letting
each other alone, and respecting
each other's rights. I don't believe
there Is another place In the world
where Protestants and Catholics
agree as Well as .they do In Nova
Scotia, though just here we are going o*ver the line into New Brunswick. The railway ��� town of Monc-
ton is ;bur next stopping -'ore. It
has 14,000 people, a cotton mill, a
foundry, clothing factories and a big
"Only one?". Inquired Biddy.
"In tho river," replied Judy. "It Is'
several feet high, and rushes In like .
a lion with the Incoming tide. Forgive these' dry details���I want you to
realize "that Nova Scotia" isn't tho
poor kind of place that so many Jos-
ton people imagine It to be. So
often, some, woman of Importance.
here says to me, 'Ah! you come from
Nova Scotia. My cook Is a Noya Sjo- ���
tlan,' or' 'my nurse Is a Noya Sco-
tlan,' or 'my coachman Ib a Nv a
Scotlan.' Now cooks, and nurses and
coachmen are Just as good' as anybody, but the dear woman talking
about them, imagines that my countrymen all .leave home, because they
can't get enough to eat In Nova
Scotia. Our province is srnall, but It
abounds in natural wealth, and could
support all its children, If we did
not have this restless spirit of adventure, and, also if more effort were
made on the part of our rich people
to keep the young men and wom'i: In
their birthplace."
"Some Nova Scotlans take a large
place in the intellectual and business
life of this country," observed Jane,
quietly. "They are not all hewirs of
wood and -drawers of water.''
"I know  that,"  said Judy. quickly..
"I  am not complaining cf our  posi- .
tion  In  this  country to  which  when
we come, some of lis are really coming to our. old home.    I am deprecat- <
.ing  the  mistaken  Ideas  with   regard
to my prosperous native province.''
"Now," said, Jane sweetly, "suppose
we return to that .nice town, Monc-
ton."    ��� ,
Judy tossed her head. "So flighty���
not the fault of our ancestry, Jane,
but of our environment I think we
will leave the busy town of Moncton,
and run through the lovely Kennebe-
casis Valley. Here are some of the
finest farms in New Brunswick. As
'we glide past them, I reach out an
eager hand and let the blind spring
"I suppose she means curtain,"
said Peanuts.'    ,
Firefly was tapping her black slipper impatiently on the floor. "You.
have got into a lane without a turning. . I will tell you one little story"
on the Irregularities of our dear,
English tongue, then we will back
outL ' A ��� Frenchman asked a mischievous American to conjugate the
present tense of the verb to go, for
him. 'It is highly.irregular,' said the
American. 'I go, thou Btartest, he departs; we cut sticks, you lay tracks,
they absquatulate or skedaddle,'
Now Judy���"
"Shortly after I pulled' up the blind,
curtain, shade or what you will, I
gazed; as I have gazed many times
before on a succession of the most
pleasing watering places on the continent. We were approaching the-
Loyalist city of St John, the younger sister and rival of Hallf-ax. Tell',
me, _omeone, who were tike Loyalists?"
"New Englanders," saba Peanuts-
promptly, "who left here -at the time
of the Revolution. Remernfbermg their
English descent, they womld not live
under a Republican form of government" '
"I suppose your, ancestors were
Loyalists, Judy," observed Marigold.    '" ��� '   *,     "-;'
. "No, no, they were1 what we call
Pre-Loyalists. They went to Nova
Scotia before the Revolution was ever
thought of���shrewd Yankees, they
were, striving to r/etter fh<��nselves,
and burning with   & js.pi.rit jpf adven
ture.' If th'ey had 'stayed in Massachusetts, family records assure us
that instead of being Loyalists,1 they
would have been ardent Revolutionists." .    ,
"And yet "ou are under ��� British
rule, now," said Firafly.
"Do you suppose the Thirteen
Colonies would ever have revolted if
England had treated tliern aB she'has ���
treated Canada?" said Judy warmly.
"Fmgland was a step-mother to the
Colonies, she has been a mother to
her Don-- ��� -\" ; ,
"No reflections ,'on step-mothers,"
cried Dixie. "I have one, and she Is
one of "the best women in . the
"Judy.is like the dear old Tlpper-
ary woman," remarked Biddy, "who
said she never opened her mouth
without putting'her foot In it"
Judy was continuing unheedingly,
"Canada Ib virtually a republic. England' sends out a Governor-General,
but he never really dictates to ua.
If he did, we would complain to the
Home Government ���������������1 they woujd
sav   'Come home,  sir.'"
"Asservation and vociferation
aren't emancipation,", said Diddy doggedly. "It's nothing but an English colony that "you aire."
"We're    a    Dominion,"    said    Judy
proudly,  "and   we  have   Homo   Rule,
which  If you  had  In  Ireland,   would '
enable you to gel that chip off your
"Poor old" St. John!" she wont
on, "had a thirty million dollar fire In 1877, but all the world -
helped It, and tho citizens rebuilt, .
and there is a" smart, bright city
there today, perched up hill and
down dale on a good rock foundation. It Is called semi-American,
while Halifax . is still called aeml-
Engllsh." , .
"The population, please," said
B'' * * -*"ho again had her note-book
in hanf*1.
"Fifty-seven   thousand.    It  is,   like  ,
Halifax,    a    : reat    winter    port    for-
Atlantlc   steariiers.    , You   know,   sad
to, say,   Montreal   Is'��� frozen   up   In
winter.    The  Insurance  people  won't
let steamers  go there after late: November,  when  the  St.  Lawrence  be-
'glns   to   skin   over. , St.   John    aud
Halifax    harbors"   don't    freeze.      It
gives us an-Immense advantage.-   St.
John    has    some , fine    buildings,    a
beautiful   park,   arid-��� the   people   are
graril.    You  ought' to  hear  the  list
of charities  and  philanthropies   they
ca:.;' on, and what the women do."
"Aren't there some falls tr--*-e, that
are rather eccentric?" inquired Peanuts.
"Yes, the Reversing 'Falls. One
should visit them about the time of
low water, and then, at high tide, for
at half tide the Falls' disappear.
This peculiar river St. , John, you
know Peanuts, comes from your
state, and flows over four hundred
and fifty miles before it empties into
.the harbor on the Br- of Fundy. It
eil-pties through, a rocky chasm, a
little over five bm*n"red feet . high.
No-"' when the tide is high, the sea
has to fall fifteen feet Into the -Iyer,
and at low tide the river has to fall
jr-.t as far, in to the sea. So, only at
half tide can this part of the river
be   navigated.'   At   other   times,   the.
"~     (Continued)
Proposed South African Emblem j
A few years ago when there was
talk of choosing for the Cape Colony,
a notionail emlblem like the thistle or'
fihe rose or'the maple leaf, the ever*,
tlaatiiiig known by the Dutch as the
������Zeveai-Jaartje". was suggested by
some. Thereupon it was pointed out
i-flbat tihe immortelle was the symbol-
of dearth ��� a stoi&ter emblem for any
aind. Aa it chanced ere seven years
hod gone by, the Cape Colony, as
��udh, was no more, and it now rests
with the Union of South Africa, in
-wMdh the Colony is merged, to choose
'�� truly national emblem, representative of a great United Dominion, not
'of a '��� single, separate State. What
���Hlowe-r or plant will be selected, time
����Joooe will tell, but It would be difficult to make a better choice than
the erica hearth, so well known
���throughout the Union. What fitter
��mblem could there be, it Is asked,
of a young and sturdy nation, full
of fresh vigour and hope?'
If the Union of South Africa should
Itake as its national emblem this hardy
!_ea/tfli, which growB so freely within
Its borders, the Scot who makes his ;
tome u>- the sub-continent wLll ever
feel that he has but exchanged the
'land of the bonmle heather for the
land of the lovaJy ha&th/
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The.bar. is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  ���������>     lc '���������'���������:'���������������������������'���������  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER DAY- <���������  PECKHAM 8t H.UTTON  ������CB3:  PROPRIETORS  Ey&ight Specalist  Manufacturing, Optician  Does thid Finest Optical. Work..  Jttedical men ;:and others pay tribute to bis skill.  793 GranvilH St.. .Vancouver  IntrpductioB    of    New    Type    Luke  8te_m������r������    W1U    Dispense    With  Stokers and Otherwise 'Seduce  Cost of freight-Transport. ;  Thev'Tortter", '��������� latwrt :addition to the  Canadian. Lake. fl������������������t, and first of a  type' which promises to revolutionise  tfae 'carrying fleet is propelled entirely by ��������� Internal . combustion engines, in muoh tho same manner as  a motor oar. Above its deck appears  neither funnel nor mast. Its fuel  is ok and while the absence of fun-  neW maeta arid stays gives greater  deck room and convenience, the use  'of'oW. entirely as a propelling force  gives far greater storage capacity inside .the vessel,, as; oil. fuel takes up .  odiy a smali fraction of the "room.  ���������that...;the coal bunkers occupy. Mpr.e-  SL_?rt itfi co-rii bustiojj  en _j n es .occupy.  (Associate  Members Can.  Soc. C. Ei)  : Civil. Engineers  R. A. HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Offiec,next P.O. P.O.Box 1!  teas" than ~7me-d������arter "oi *, We' "apSSe  Booupded1 by the.other type of-engine.  The new type'marks a further effort to reduce the cost of lake transportation.   The greater freight carry-  R.\    THE  BACKW00DSMAK  By Arto'a Soym'onr '  ' /  ��������� ��������� -,--- -jr-.Dooooooa,  son, . It's1 broke,"   be* gasped ;���������. "but,:  thank the good Lord, you ain't dead!"  . "Give 'em1 the dynamite ��������� give 'em  the dynamite,' muttered--Harry. ''Don't'  wait. They.'-'want fight. Give it"to 'em.'''  Bragg helped  to' raise .him  to hit  feet..' -,',-.  "You bet, I'll, give it to.,'em! Can't  you lean on a couple of the boys, Mr.  George? I don't want to.,lea/���������) you  here.   They'll come back."  Harry's faintness had' gone, under  Btress of his excitement He went awav  with, them. They left Wiggin lying  where he had  fallen.   ,-,���������-���������  i With.a, man to bear him...company,  George took his position on a hill that.'  tow.ered above th'e'camp of the' timber'  looters.. He  did. not ..see  what  took  place'.    But his, ears told him. -Bragg  scattered his men,.and ordered them*  to  await the signal  of r a ���������. rifle - shot *  Tjhe devastation was simultaneous all  along  the'line.    The  awful  roar  of  the   detonations   came   up ~to   Harry  where  he lay, and  the earth rocked  under him..  Then, one by one, gasping,  running, his  men  rejoined him,  Bragg closing-the retreat.  '"We'll, wait .till morning before we  move," puffed the intrepid lieutenant.  'And I reckon that then, we'll find  we've' got the_ place to qurselye3.'-  scouted In the early dawn reporte<  that; the .camps were, empty.'  . '"I 'figger'.that. a part of, them, got  out when, they thought ��������� Wiggins had  killed, you," stated Bragg, on his return: "And. when- tho.. dynamite spllt-  the night wide, open,, the rest of 'em  probably thought there was a land  that was fairer than, this. ; There's  nothing ..left. standin'" but the main  camp, and that log:- hauler ,1s the sickest piece of machinery since Nelson  left scrap iron? In Trafalgar Bay. We're  goln'- to put you to bed in the camp,  Mr. George, and send for a doctor.  You needn't worry. Old Romeo is on  guard .from this time on."  His patient tried to protest that he  was able to walk,. but he staggered  when.they raised him. An hour later,  he was unconscious In his bunk, and  a messenger was running toward Cor  Corfaii led. them on ..her black horse.  She was first Into the .camp.  ' "He dont kuow nothln',"-whispered  Bragg,, at her elbow. "He, ain't knowed  "a thing.for days. But, sure;.,Miss Clare,  he is a bully fighter. ,1 ain't much of  a hand to pray, but I tell you I've  offered.-up a few bushels of potitlohs  for that..yougster."  She was\oh her knees beside him  when the doctor.hurried In. Governor  Harriss was with him, scrubbing his  thin hands; murmuring anxious regrets.  Of the tale of that following fight  with death", Clare , Corran was ��������� the  heroine. ;  "' When, after, many ��������� days,. Harry  opened his eyes upon a world that.he  dimly, weakly- knew as reality after  his dreams, the doctor- told;, him of  the- battle .the. girl1 had, waged for his  sake."   ' .".'"'"      "' >'.  \ when he' saw that  her lips were quivering. He sat a  while, tears .blurring his eyes, and  then opened the letter.  ��������� The next moment, he was on his  feet In spite of his weakness. He  took another look at the contents of  the envelope,' and then, with a choking  cry, he followed her.      t '-  [, S'he  had  sat  down   under  the-big'-  pino ibat shaded the camp. Her worry"  for his welfare showed  itself  in  theory.' she gave when she saw him, and  perceived the expression on his face.  ! "You should.not try to  walk, yet,"  ear    told   him   was    a  porcupine    finding     hiB  meddlesome  supper    of  spruce   bark.     The' slashing   of   the  .nlfe blade sounded  like  an animal's  teeth.    With his, grunts, the old man'  made the Illusion complete.  ; Wlggln could'not emerge' to tother  with a porcupine ��������� the creature mattered nothing to' him at that moment'  He "was after bigger game.    It was almost in sight oh' the' path,' now.   His  finger .pressed  softly on  the trigger..  Hate blazed in his eyes. He had wait-,  ed  long, but he' had  never dreamed  She wants  to  do ' of 8Uch an "opportunity as this.    He  would kill him at her feet.    As' for  the girl who had scorned him; well��������� "  The last fibers snapped. The weight  *)f rocks and earth flipped the stub  of' tree ,-upright. With' a hollow  "plbck," with movement as swift as  a, Bteel trap, .the plat came back into  its old-time place, fitting Into its  hollow as though it never had been  disturbed. Ten feet deep,, under the  stub of tree, Blinn Wiggin- was entombed, life crushed from him as a  fly-dies, under a housewife's palm.  ��������� "There's Noel, the ' Bear, from tho  Aznaki tribe," whispered Clare, as  they passed the spot. She pointed  up at the old Indian, standing beside  the  stump of  tree,  his  arms  folded,  j ''She   went    right   down* Into    the  vjalley'of death ,with you,. Mr."' George.  I did what I' could;',-.but' you* can. feel  certain that her arms drew' you back.,  Medicines, can do a lot, but a woman  can   do   more   than   medicines.     I'm  going home,  now  the. rest!".  .'During the days of his convalescence, he- lay gazing at her, trying to  frame the thanks that he owed. He  wondered at his Inability to say them.  Once or twice, he tried weakly' to  utter ��������� some . of his thoughts, but she  checked him with a smile..  ��������� 'At last, he understood.why he could  not thank her as his soul prompted.  He wanted to go down on his knees  and pour out to her the love of his  heart. -He knew himself,! now. He  had seen what unselfish devotion  really meant. He knew what courage  signified. He realized that there Is  a   soul-consuming   love   that   differs  from the mere attraction of man  to    hlg ������ace c'alm    ���������He hag been wauder.  woman.   But he could not go down on  his knees to her.   He had to shut his  him..  XI.  lag poaadbiildty  of. thde  boat, over  a . , _   _ ��������� ,,  similar fldzed cosil burning engined jran-cache with the memory of Bragg s  boat helps to flhia. end. Moreover, the ������-aths and brandished fists to spur  oil engines, requiring but half, or'  even leas, of an engine crew, ma;  teriaTly cut^ vdo^n the-wage' account.  At one sweep,-' "fliill, stokers are dispensed with.. ,- ;'������������������.'.-���������*' .. \V'' ���������'".  Enormous capltoll '.is invested in  great lake/carriage,' and- any expense  reducing device will be rapidly seized  upon and developed.. The lake cap in  talifiita in the i.past have spent great  Bums to this���������'-.'.endpA ���������few.-: years ago  the whaleback r'type 'promised to re-  V'olutipnize: lake ' traffic and many of  these boats were., built and still  plough the.lakes. None, however, have  been built in recent years. Neverr  theless, tlie/- history, of recent lake  lake navigation "shows that the men  In charge of the work are not con'-;  servatively minded, and -any now and-  rmmiR\ng departure will receive thor-  c*u^h mveatigation. . '._ :���������>  During that A&? and the next, the  old^ guide left Iarry ^ to scurry  to his - outposts and issue profane  orders to shoot: an; enemy on sight. .  "The1 boy's sick," he told them. "I'm  afraid he's 'all.in. Oh, won't; that doctor ever .get h^ere?"  ��������� Such ministrationa as he understood he-gave theI young "man, lying  there in his fever- Bragg hardly ate.  He did not sleep. He cursed continually under' his breath; he knew  no other way of relieving his feelings.  When the doctor did arrive, he was  aocompanled by a retinue that made  Bragg open_oyefl and mouth   Clare  i  teeth  upon   his   lips.    Mary Laroche  had his pledge.  One day, the lawyer sought them  out in the. woods, led' by Governor  Harriss, who had' constituted himself  their postman arid messenger.  Romeo Bragg was still commander  of the guard, vigilant and determined,  though the enemy did not reappear.  "I have secured the Injunctions,"  the lawyer told them. "Something  happened to make them mighty  supple. They did not come into court  to fight us."  !Clare. told him of what had occurred on Number Eleven.' He had  not heard till then.  "That did it," he assured them.  "They found they had picked up too  hot a proposition. They're as ready  to hush it as you are. And with the  law. behjnd us now, you're safe. I'll  hurry home, andv.cllhch things."  Governor Harriss had laid the mail  on George's couch, and/after the  lawyer had gone, he opened .his letters. There was one from Mary, but  he did not open that while Clare was  there. She glanced at the -envelope,  Handing,  and^went.^oul.. . Grief  ing through the woods lately like-a  lost soul. There's gossip that some  one has deceived his grand-daughter,  White Lily ��������� the pride-of the tribe.  Poor old' man!"  They went on, hand in hand, and  left him there.  He was there when they came  down again, Harry George's lips sweet  with her kisses, his soul brimming  with the Joy of livine and lovinc ,  Lt_^^___.THE END ._______,  Work Without Worrying  A man who can work without wor-  ryding can stand almost any amount  of it and keep in tip-top condition.  Tthe college athletics by which A.we  eet so much store merely touch the  surface. As often as net the crack  oarsman or half-back is the first to  break under the strain of business. -  In modern conditions, except for  manual labourers/a man's power of  resistance lies not in his muscles but  in his nerves. And for sound nerves  ��������� in spite of materialistic science���������  one should bank more upon a state of  mind than upon a state of body. In  a large way, not to worry means not  to take yourself too seriously; to keep  a.sense of proportion by which, after  all, you appear as merely a transitory  dot. ..  n  m !������_T_WlM_tBrfT_l  Ba___G_agua  J  FOUR  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,      ABBOTSJ-ORD, B. C.  (SHINGLE MILL SOLD.  The 'Shingle -mill a( Abbotsford  formerly owned iahd operated by  Mr. Hill-Tout iha-s been .purchased  by Mr, James. Drake, and the .mill  is .now doing operated under -his  ��������� direction. Messrs. Tucker and Irwin, have purchased tho Independent Shingle Co.'9 mill at the foot  of Third 'avenue -and will run the  same,..���������Columbian.  Campbell, the Abbotsford'Watchmaker, does first-class watch repairing. All woj-k guaranteed and  ;pro;mpt 'work /assured. Office in  Clark's Shoe  Store  Catholic services'will, bo held on  Mauch ' 3rd, 10 a. m. in private  chapel of iMr. De la G-irody, St.  Anu'.'-   Poultry   'Ranch.  ���������FOR   SALE.���������Hp uses   or   vacant  lots iu Abbotsford.   Apply   to   II.  C. Fraser, box GC8, Salmo-n, Arm, B.  C.  The raising of rhubarb should be  a profitable on.- for the [-mallf.-u t  grower. In the Fraser Valley il  is ;n>ot a, perishable product ;.of  the -soil likethestrawberry or the  raspberry, and will stand shipping  better. The Kootenay Jam Company at Mission City are offering  good prices for rhubarb as; It is a  very excellent article to make jam  iMieflsrs. Pefckham', .Hi*fttQnf Mc-  . Kenzie and Brooks have purchased  the business of the Authier Bros.,  and intend -starring a hardware  and furniture 'store. Mr J. Elliot  will be the manager.  Mr. S. Brooke, a member of 'h-  new company ,has taken the stock  '.and will isell it in his store here.  The stock is first-class in every  respect as the Aiithier Bros., it is-  ooinlgidei-'eid, knaw Jiow '.to -buy  go'ods and groceries at right prices,  and it is understood Mr. Brooke  will be in a position to offer  same bargains.'  The Bank of Toronto informs this  ppaper that the Bank is not leaving  and .ap,u mot considering leaving  Aldergrove, .  ,  Eight Italians were arrested last  night at Clayburn for "crossing.the  line"  without the ^regular  formalities-.   Immigration   officer   McPhee j  made the larrest.  The Misses iSteede, will hold a,  grand concert and recital on March  18th, in the Maple Leaf Hall. They  ari se.ur'ng the services of a professional violinist frfom Vancouver  to assist in the programme. ��������� No  one has forgotten last year's affair..   This ome- will be just as good.  MR. J. 'A. 'Brain waa in. town on  Wednesday  on business.  Mr. J. Elliot wasi at the coast on  Wednesday buying igoods for the  new hardware istore.T  Mr. ,B. H. Fox, of the Kootenay  Jam Company, Mission* i������Oity, was  in town on Wedheiscfay in the interests of his company.  Tinder the tne\w or,din;an\ce tho  saloons in iSumas City, close at 11  o'clock.  Mr. A. A. Cruicks-hanks of Chilli-  wiLk f~jaijd< ^>o.o-t_fo_d a- v-.su  this week. {  Mr. S. Brooke has returned from  the coast where he spent a few  days.  The preliminary steps towards  the formation of a Lodge of the  I. O. O. _���������. have already been taken  and the matter is well, under way.  All Odd Fellows in Abbotsford and  district who wish to join the new  lodge should send in their names at  once. Mr. Geo. iClark is acting as  secretery pro tern.  ^ffWWMBWMBM������BMM������nW^^  the   -rk  for everything good to eat.  Wholesale and Retail  Abbotsford,. Bakery ,       ALBERT' LEE;" prop;  it ( ���������.������,.. .ii.!,.;,,...^  Esse  TRAGEDY oF HIS. LIFE  Strain  Had- Been  Too   Much"'For  Mortal Frame.  ANOTHER INDUSTRY:  (From Fraser Valley Record'  Mission City is to have  another  industry in the near future.     The  Sampson Harness -and  Trace   Co.,  the members of which are1 Messrs.  H. B. Walton, J. H. Lawrence, and  A. J. Knight.   They will manufacture   the   combination   cable     and  feather harness trace for which tho  Messrs. Walton and Lawrence hold  a   patent.   For   the   present   ch.y  will use Mr. Walton's 'shop, whim  is being enlarged, but it is expected that in the near future   much  larger premi&as will be required.  They took him up tenderly. Gentle hands carried him to the ambulance and ihe was carried away  to the 'hospital, where at last he  /pened his -eyes. But .as yet he  waa too weak to apeak..  Apparently there was ho organic trouble, says Life. Thei machine  had worn out, that was .all. The  strain had been too rmuch on his  mortal frame.. He ihad struggled  on to the last with despairing courage, until 'nqfture .-assented itself  and he isuccumbed to the inevitable.     .-7    :  No one knew him He had beer-  seen slowly crawling out of a re-  'apeotajble mansion, dragging his  way along until he fell. But- the'  house looked -like all the rest and  hiis identity wa3 as yet unrevealed.  vHe (Avas ��������� ju-st   tiredi.  The   -great.  struggle, he had been through, .the  suspense, the -torture of it all, the,  fearful   uncertainty,   the'" .midden  hope,  and 'the  quickly' succeeding.  de-pair,  had   left  upon  him   their  terible  marks.   He  was   a   wreck.'  He who was once filled With-.sub'-,  lime   courage,  -who. waikea   _i\_*~?.;  and looked every margin the face,'  was now but the .faint  semblance  of his former -self.   .  He opened his eyes and smiled  feebly as 'the nurse bent over him.  "Perhaps,'' she said, "you are one  of the discoverers of the South  Pole?"   '...���������"  "Not that" He ishook his head.  He shudddered, .  . -  ���������' "No," he whispered; "1 am a respectable man. But I have been  home all 'the afternoon trying to  help my Wife select a wallpaper to  go on our living.room!"  / SATISFACTORY  FRUIT   TREES.  ]���������   ,   i ,      ,��������� ��������� >i������   "'   . ~T.    ~  i   .-        ,  ,       j     , ., ..        .^     i  This district has every reason to  be proud ofthe XJpland FruLt Ranch  & Nursery.. Mr. Nelson, who owna  this   up-to-date  nursery,   is busy  these days, planning for the  sum-  i'-.r mid for the enlarging of his  nursery. He reports a very.suc-  cessful season, having been able to  vdis-ppse of! af good Imany trees  which have bfeen sent, to\all parts  of the province ' Mr. Nelson-employ������ no agents on the, road but  doe-s all his canvassing, for trees'  through newspaper advertising, using the column's oi %he Post and on  or two other-good papers; -He hat-  been able to dispose, of neaTly all  Ilia young trees. ,^  Among the many customers that  Mr. Nelson isells trees to he getfl  some very-.encouraging -letters ol  commendation' which are givqn voluntary.- This^'Week while speaking  to Mr., Nelson, he -showed- a representative of this paper,, a'letter,  from. Mr.. W'. E.-Bradwin,- pt.Chilliwack who pin-chased _ome 300 apple  trees recently.. He writes tha.t.they  are quite satisfactory, and| "'are the  finest bunch of' Iree's that'ever came  on my place." .A few like this*,are  in themselves -good advertising" fpr  the stockVfrom!,the 'Upland. Fruit  "Ranch and "Nursery^which indirectly is good advertising .for'Abbotsford. '    - .   ' ''  , r  PRIZES   OFFERED   FOR   ESSAYS  I  3 light market wagons  2 open roaid wagons  .1 rubber tire buggy ,  These goods must positively be sold iri- the next two  weeks. '  We have in stock a fine, selection of Cedar Doors, 2  ft. 6 in. x ,6 ft. 6 in.    To clear our price is $2 each.  m9 i  Hardware and Furniture  I  BAD MESS ON LINE  Traffic on the B. C. E. R. Fraser.  Valley branch ,was held up for several hours on Sarturday afternoon  _n account iof the derailment, of a  C. B. Q. box- car loaded with lumber at iMt. Lehman., which blocked  the track. Ini jf'the accident Mr.  Peter Blyth, a brakeman, was injured, having iseveral ribs broken  and sustaining other .injuries,' but  on enquiry at the 'Royal Columbian  hospital today it was ascertemed  that he is doing well and no serious  results are -anticipated  This is how it happened, acccTd-  ing to an official statement issued  from the igeneral superintendent's  office today. The /car had been  standing on the Mt, Lehman' spur,  behind s| '-string 'of 'otiber-s.- The  freight train pulled out the string,  left the box car on! the grade with  the brakes set, 'and was puccing the  remainder ofthe string back on the  spur when 'the car started. Blyl.h  was on 'the caif, and/ it is /assumed  that he went1 to tighten the brakes,  when either .he rod or chain broke,  rendering the brake useless. The  car started on thei . down grades  gaining terrific (momentum, and after negotiating three curves'in safety, jumped the track at the fourth.  Blyth, w*-.p bad pluckily ��������� stayed  with his charge, was thrown of.,  and escaped very luckily, considering the circumstances. The box car  was reduced to matchwood, and'th'e  lumber strewn over the entire  neighborhood, while iseveral poles  went down to defeat, the trolley  wire came down, and it! took the  'wr^kdng ^gang isiojme hours to  (straighten out the tangle.���������Columbian.  Mayor Brown of Sumas City has  resigned - of f ice. Mr. ,W. H. Bare  has been appointed to take his  place.,.    ���������, i , .  ON; HIGHWAY.-.^    '  New  Westminster, B.  C,  March  7���������In  order <tp>t.iptimulate   interest  in good roadg/tjiroughout Canada,  \V.,J. Kerr, prekden\ of _ae,Can-r  adian Highway Association, is ..offering  three  valuable  medals  tot  -he best essay   on   "What    Good  Roads Mean 'to Canada."   The competition for. these medals is to .be  corffined to boys and girla  under  eighteen, years of age,, and no distinction is to be made between   tl-e  sexes. .'Women  h-aiye.    long    -since  taken, a   place in literature equal  to that occupied by men, Mr .."Kerr  believes, and   a   contest in.'; which  gurls   wi|ll, vcoimjpejte   againjst. boys  Will be more interesting to all con-  cerned than one.in which separate  prizes are 'given.  The competition will ibe ope������ to  students in'all parts' of Canada.and  there will be no hard ahdfast,rules  as to .the length). o$ the essay submitted, although "(articles of. 600. to  800 words wili.be preferred. The  well known newspaper.rule that  writing must 'be on one. Bide of the  paper only .will be strictly, enforced.    ���������>   -., .   ,;������v;--! ������������������'.-���������    '���������- '.-��������������������������� '.  Conipaititorfl" will be $eq\iLred to  deal with fact's as well as with.th'e>  ories in 'the prepairing of ..their, pa^  pers, and all essays must ;be in't'Ke  hands of the aecreter'y, P. W, Luce,  614 Columbia ' Street. .< New- ���������VWest-  minster, on or-before. May 15.  The first prize will be a solid  gold medal bearing on the obverse  a reproduction of a part of the  Canadian Highway .ancircled by the  wonds, "Canadian Highway Association, 1912." On-the reverse Bide  the name of the winner will be engraved, ('followed by thei words-,  "First Prize Winner Canadian Highway k[Ai|'G_ii-'pfon Essay 'Com_je;t-  ition." The second .and third prizes will be the Bame as the gold toed  al, but will'bo of silver gilt and silver. In addition a siiveif-eouvenir  pin will be giyen every 'comipatitor  whose ,;essay .attains ������a certaiii  standard of tmerit T  In discussing, the .proposition to  interest all *y<oung people, in good  roads by tmeiris of this competition Mr. Kerr pointed put that it  was imperative that a. gospel of  good roads (should be preached to  | the boy������ and girls because it i_  j while the .'tcaind-'ls:''in' a   formative  stage that impressions are lasting  and ideas eaBily grasped.   ���������  "By interesting the young people  ol Canada in the proposition to establish a Canadian Highway that  will reach from Alberki, B. C. to  Halifax, N..-S.,'- says Mr. Kerr, "I  ���������-.vpect to create wide interest, in  this movement, I realize that once  we have the support and sympathy  of the public at large the success  of .this enterprise is assured. Got  the young people interested and  willing to t_lk about. a cause that  is for the public good and it is only  a question .of time until success  crowns our efforts. I would like  every school .master and school  mistress in Canada to, call the at-  I am making audi.to give them all  'iKHslsi'ble. a������si(ca^ce in preparing  tenlioni of their pupils to the offer  themselv'es for the'.writing of ti-K-fc--*  essays, either by giving them compositions on, such subjects as "Goou  Roads;'.', ".Canadian Highway; ','The  Building of .Roads;';'. "Famous Roaa  Builders;" "Early and Modern Road  EuiMng;' o.- K"l.o..ds aaa Coun  try's "Asset."  All essays must be accompanied  by -the. name'of th������ .writer and by  a . statement, .pigned by parent or  ruardian, declaring that the composition is the., cpmpetitor'a own  work and that the writer ia under  eighteen years of age.  Painting, Sign Writing  General repair work  J. E. PARTON  Abbotsford        -- B. C  Good Storage Room for  Furniture.  J  LIBERAL  PLATFORM  Abolition of the poll tax.  Exemptoin of- improvements on  all lands paying taxes to the prov-  ;ncial government.  Re-adjustment of taxation.  The raising of the exemption o?  ncomesi limit to $2000.  Extension of suffrage to women.  Provincial department of labor  and free labdr bureau.  Thorough inspection of all industrial premises.;  Complete prohibition of Chinese  labor.  A, comprehensive- system  of  industrial insurance.  . Extenaon of the scope    6f    the  workmen"*-- 'con^penBation   -act   to  cover all hazardous employments.  Complete prohibition of Oriental labor.  .A minimum ,wage and an eight-  hour day for government and gov-  ernniont-aidea woi-k.  Inwriec.ilate  construction  of railway to Peace'River, on the Island  and-Ln the interior.  .. C i.-na:rucuon.    or    governineipitt  owned elevators.  No public land for speculators.  Improved method of preventing  timber waste.  Geo.  Zeigler  Carriage, House  and Sign Painter  Call and get prices.  All, work guaranteed  Abbotsford -       B. C.  HARRON BROS.  Enib Imers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Office  and  chapel .  1.34 Granville St.-,    Phone 3486  Berth Vancouver,        Office    and/  WANTED���������A good ambitious  boy to get subscriptions for us in  his spare time. Write for particulars, McLeans Magazine, 347 Pender Street, Vancouver, B. C  ��������� WANTED, TO RENT���������Farm from.  10 to 100 acr__, Sumas Prairie district preferred. Will pay good  rent for a good place. Apply C.  Sumner, Abbotsford,. B. C."  ket was mostly  irT- the  hands  of  ecincug  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  ectric Power  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be given to all applications lor service from our lines.  Address aU enquiries to  LigEt -andr Power Department  Holden Block, Vancouver.  Columbia Electric Railway  ;)  3*!/-'J  Ml  -������'ifi  wil'B"--  fr     A'  Wi


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