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 ���������*4i -iijiirfA r,���������?* t  inB'*raTr������iiMT������ii������WTrarn"~^~~~~~~"~"~~ ������������������-���������������������������--������������������--���������������������������������������������-^���������-^-  I  1  If  r  fif  \t  IN  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  I nn������<  Vol. VII., No.   25.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   C, FRIDA^ MARCH 20 1914  2&E>8  L\*_  $1.0.0 per,Tear  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,  FAILED TO GET ASSfSTANGi  FORMING SCHEME  Come and secure a Bargain  while they last.  The Pioneer "Store  V:  J  DEATH   OF   MR.   TURNBULL  The sudden    death    occurred  on  Tuesday; March 16th at Huntingdon  of Mr.' Delmar William Turnbull,  a  well known merchant of 'that place  and former resident of Abbotsford.  The deceased had only been ill for a  couple of days and his sudden demise  came as a shock to his many friends  The cause of his deatth was an ab-  cess on the brain near the left temple  Mr. Turnbull was born at Bear River, Nova Scotia, on June 27th, 1874  On. the death-of his parents in 1900  he in company .with his two sisters  came to New Westminster, and shortly afterwards moved to Abbotsford to  reside.- '. Here he conducted a general store; and when Mr. Brooke opened a branch in Huntingdon, Mr. Turn-  had the, management, later on purchasing the business; and in addition had the care of the post office of  that place. ���������  He is survived by two sisters who  have the sincere sympathy of the  community in their loneliness .and  sorrow.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Campbell en Thurs-  t dayi afternoon at St. Paul's church at  ' Huntingdon, and was largely attended, quite a number of friends of the  deceased from Abbotsford and surrounding district attending. The  deceased was a member of Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1807 of Abbotsford  who assisted at the funeral and the  pallbearers were Brother Orangemen  Interment was made at Musselwhite  cemetery.  ��������� Rev. Mr. Melvin, B. A., of New  Westminster, will .lecture in the  Presbyterian church on Friday .evening, the 17th, under the auspices of  the Young Peoples' Guild. His subject-will be "Christianity and Socialism.'"   Hear him.'..  Mr. J. F. Boyd is on a business  visit to Chilliwack.  THE LATE JAMES WILLIAMS   ,  On Thursday morning March 12th.  another of the old-time residents of  Pine Grove, in the person of James  Williams, passed away. Mr. Williams was born in Kingsland, Herefordshire, Eng. on the 27th day of  November, 1830, so that at the time  of his decease he was over 84 years  of age. He married Catherine Susanna Cook in England and in 1870  emigrated to Canada settling oiear  the city of Brantford, Ont. Here  he resided until-1894 when he removed to Vancouver where he lived  about a year when lie came to Pine  Grove. Mr. Williams was highly respected and beloved by all who knew  him. Pine Grove is poorer because  of his departure and he will be sadly missed at his home where he was  admired and loved. He is survived  by three sons, James, at home, Thos.  in Vancouver, and Robert H., in Victoria; and two daughters, Anna and  Rosie who lived with him. Another  daughter, Jane, married Mr. Grant,  of Vancouver, and died at the age1 of  26, leaving.one son who lives in Ontario. One b'rother, Dr. Robert Williams, of Kingsland, Hereford, Eng.,-  and one sister who lived with him at  Pine Grove, also survive. Mr. Williams was a member of the Methodist church but took an active interest  in the Union Church of Pine Grove,  of which he was a consistent member. In politics he; was a Liberal,  but not an    unreasoning    partizan.  The funeral, which took place on  Sunday, the 15th., was conducted by  his pastor, Mr. Alder, and was largely attended. Interment took place  at Aberdeen.  Mrs. Jeffs, who spent the winter  with her parents in, Vancouver, has  returned to town. Mr. and Mrs.  Jeffs will reside in Mr. McEwen's new  house near Mrs. Gilen.  Mr. R. A;* Tretliewey was on a business trip to-the coast this week.  The following is th6 report of,the  Matsqui Municipal: Council, - which  with a delegation from* the property  owners of Matsqui Prairie, waited.on  the Minister of Publ'icJWorks relative  to the betterment of vth,e drainage of  that portion- of Matsqui Prairie' lying  south of theL main Matggui Slough,  and of the roads there_priV\'      .   .  On the afternpon \%t "Wednesday,  February 25th,,the'^delegation .was  introduced to the' Minister!-of Public  Works .by ;the memjjlr - &om" "Chilli-'  wack'^Mr. *S. A.^'Cawjey^who' called  upon .the Reeve;tcostate -rttie subject  to' be discussed.- The. Reeve.^outlined  briefly the "need '..of - better-, drainage  for the roads on Matsqui Pr'airie and'  was,*followed'by Mr. A. Cruickshank,-  Vho stated that .before, .the.dyke was  built the sloughs were'kept clear of  silt by the current caused by ,the receding .of-the water- "in:the soughs  after high water in. the Fraser River.  Now the water' lies: practically motionless during'.the period of high  water.-."and the consequence is that  they are. gra'dually-^filling* with.- silt  so that after several days'.',rain, the  lands adjacent are flooded-and also,  the contiguous roads',.-.'  ���������  v - "  . Mr. R. W. Reid^for the 'Clayburn  pompany,-;,Limited,.--iWr..yBjxif Stuart  for the Provincial ThVe;stme"rit-"Com'-  pany ofvB. C, Ltd.,-and others corroborated the .statements of the previous speakers as to the flooding of  the roads and'��������� especially the roads  that had "ben recognized as. Trunk  roads, namely-the Matsqui-Mt' .Lehman road and-the Riverside foad.ex-  teridng to Huntingdon. The.Cayburn  road (which had- received.'.Government assistance) was also flooded f,or  a considerable length and'for a considerable-depth.   -    .  Continuing, Mr. Cruickshank stated that the property owners had applied for the services of, an engineer  under the Ditches,and Water Courses  Act. and that the award of the engineer had already been filed, makings it incumbent on the Municipal  Council to deepen-and widen a ditch  along the Skouge road for-a mile and  one-eight south of the main Matsqui Slough. While this would prove  beneficial to the properties bordering on this road it would not be of  any benefit to the property lying immediately south or those properties  lying at any distance from the road.  If the work ordered by the engineer  was.proceeded*with it would prove  harmful, inasmuch as it would block  any more co'mprehensive scheme of  drainage. It was proposed to dig two  drainage canals one on either'side of  the C. P. R. right-of-way, the one on  the east side to follow along the Bell  road extended south ,to the Clayburn  road or perhaps to the Kelly creek;  the one on the west side to follow  along the' Skouge road. south from  the-main Matsqui Slough to Subdivision 5, D. L. 401. It wai hoped  that the latter canal would render it  no longer necessary to keep the lower  pump station in operation, ��������� the pump  to be moved to the upper station and  both could be operated by the same  set of meni The gate at the lower  station coudd be closed and stopped,  thereby strengthening what is conf  ceded to be the weakest point of the  dyke. The matter had been discussed  with the Inspector'.of Dykes and it  had met with his approval.. It was  acknowledged that it was only a matter of a short time before the gates  and gate-ways would have to be renewed, as the present ones were  made of wood. Thenew ones would  have to be made of steel and concrete  and would prove an expensive undertaking. If one could be dispensed  with it would prove a considerable  saving and would materially lesson  the maintainance charge.  It was pointed out that the clay  subsoil from the botom of the canals  would make an excellent foundation  for road bed and Avould provide  ideal drainage for the road thereby  constructed. At this period the Min-  ister-.was called away and the -matter  was discussed , more fully with Mr.  Cawley who stated that the proposal  met with his heartiest approval and  -was well worthy of Government assistance. Unfortunately .the estimates  were ma.de up and would be brought  down that afternoon, so that any assistance-during the current year was  out of the question.  j In reply to a question from, one of  the members- of the delegation, he  stated. that the supplementary- estimates covered expenditure already  made and for which provision had  not been' madef He further stated  that' the matter of improving , the  south branch of the Main Slough had  been discussed with the Government  by <the Provincial Investment Co. and  the Engineer oi the Department' had  reported that the Government's share  of the estimated cost would be $2,-  000.'This was based on-the benefit  that would accrue to the roads which  had received Government assistance.  - -. In answer to a question from Mr.  Cawley, Mr.' Cruickshank stated that  the estimated cost of the two canals  was $25,000, of which it was hoped,  the Government would pay $15,000.  To this proportion Mr. Cawley'stated  the Government would take exception, inasmuch as_ their share of the  cost would be in direct proportion to  the total cost as the acreage of the  roads bore to the acreage of the lands  that would be benefited. As a-benefit  to the roads, only would the Govern-  -memVbe willing to grant any assist-  ance. '        " ^"-���������-*'���������>**? *���������*  ,   The meeting then adjourned to the  evening when the Minister of Public  Works was able to be in attendance,  when the need of immediate action  was urged by the Reeve, Mr.  Reid  and Mr. Cruickshank. However, the  Minister declined  to  give .'any definite assurance-that Government - assistance - would ., be  forthcoming.  He  stated, that the proper course to pursue would, be to apply for a Dyking  arid-Draining District under the Dyking and Drainage Act. While declining.-to .give any definite assurance,  he stated that the Government would-  be 'willing to  assist to  the best  of  their ability if the proposal met with  the approval of' Mr. Cawley. It was  suggested by the deputation that the  Department would send one of their  engineers to , report on the matter,  but the suggestion was not accepted.  After  thanking   the   Minister   for  his kind-reception and attentive hearing, and Mr.  Cawley for tha many  kindnesses he had shown   the deputation withdrew.  i      j~-jc5*t .  MATSQUI COUNCIL TH AID  FAIR ASSOCIATE  St. PATRICK'S DAY TEA  The residence .of Mr. and Mrs. F."  J. Boyd was' crowded to the cellar a-  partmerits Tuesday evening, March  17th, by a.large number of - our people who attended the tea given by the  W. A.' of St. Matthews Church. A  very excellent programme' was well  rendered after which dainty refreshments were served to all present. The  feature of the programme was that it  had an Irish flavor and the eatables  ibore evidence that the occasion was  in honor of the patron St. Patrick.  Among the guests were noted people from Huntingdon.  Among those who assisted in the  evening's enjoyment were, Miss A. M.  Steade, piano; Mr. Rix, cello; Mr. Allan Hill-Tout, song; Mr. Frank Par-  ton, song; Mr. Harold Cobley, of Hun  tingdon, recitation; Mr. E. B. Barrett, song; Mr. W. L. Longfellow/original song on happenings at the recent bank robbery; Mr. T. Higginson  recitation; Indian Legend by Prof.  Hill-Tout; Mrs. G. Clark, song; Miss  Steade and Mr. W. Morgan, accompanied by Mr. Rix on the "Cello.  The services at St. Matthews (Ep-  piscopal) Church, Abbotsford, next  Sunday: will be held at 11 a. m. and  8 p. rri. The vicar of St. Mark's  Church of Vancouver will preach at  both services.  ill  The regular monthly meeting of  the municipal council was held in the  municipal hall on Saturday, March 7  with the Reeve in the chair and all  members of the council in attendance  The minutes'of the-last meeting   ,  were read and adopted.  Communications Received ,.  From R. Manuel, asking permission to construct.a skid-way on the  east side of the LeFeuvre road north  of the Yale road for a distance of approximately 100 yards, the same to  run,parallel to the road grade/leaving the travelled portion of the road  clear and- agreeing- to- remove -' the  skids when through, with "the road.  Permission was granted.  The Fernridge Luiri'be/"- Company,  Aldergfove, by the mariager, agreeing to furnish labor on the North LeFeuvre road to the amount of $225 ���������  as a recompense'for the damage done  tothe said road by laying down skids.  On recommendation of- Coun. Melander theoffer was accepted by motion.  Abbotsford Timber   and - Trading  Company,  Limited,  asking that- the-  council let the matter "of assessing  Timber'limits had under lease; or license from the crown in1 the right of -  the  Dominion  stand  over.    Mr.   A,  Tretliewey appeared before the council on behalf of the' company; ~ stat--  ing  the  opinion  of  their  solicitors   ������  was that the council "did not possess  the"legal right to assess these,leases  or-~licenses.- ~ He-further., stated ^that  several lumbering and milling" coin--"  -panies had pooled their interests in  the matter and would-fight the matter, to  the  privy  council.    In  connection with the legal aspect' "of the'  matter, letter was read froni the'municipal solicitors, in which they sta-'  ted that the municipal council'did possess'"the rights "to make this"assessment.  The result  of the-discussion  .was   that- the  clerk  was  Instructed  to. write to the assessor not to incur  any expense in connection therewith  until after the-next'meeting of the  council: -- .-'���������*'  The committee of the Reeve and  councillors Satchell and McCallum,  'submitted a written report as to the  claim put forth by Mr. John Dennison for improvements alleged taken '.  by gazetting the Dennison road ofa  width of sixty-six (66).feet They reported against making any payment  to him at the present time, but that  a reasonable compensation should be  paid when the road was-made wider -  than forty (40) feet and extended  up to sixty-six (66) feet. The report was accepted by the council by  motion.  Resolutions  1. Melander-McCallum, that the'  clerk notify the owner of the cabin  on the Clearbrook road to remove the  same forthwith so that' the work of  opening up this road may be proced-  ed with.    Carried.  2. Melander-Beaton, that Coiin.\.>.  McCallum be allowed to Gpend ������hfyiu  sum of $600.00 on the .Irite'rrMunf-,-*" r  cipal Boundary road south of the''A'ti-*, J.-J.  botsford townsite, proyided SumasV",/  municipality will expend a like.".- a- J  mount on this road.    Carried.   3. ��������� Beaton-Melander, that a grant  of $1000.00 be made to the Matsqui  Agricultural and Horticultural Assoc  iation to assist in paying outstanding  indbtedness provided the Association  convey the property held by the corporation to the district of Matsqui.  Carried.  4. Melander-Beaton, that Coun.  McCallum be authorized to expend a  sum of $100.00 on the road adjacent  to the S. E. 1-4 of Sec. 4., Tp. 16.  Carried. ���������"'"'   '  5. McCallum-Melander, that Coun  Satchell be authorized to expend the  sum of $200.00 on the Nicholson  road on the south side of D. L. 4U by  day labor.    Carried. .-  6. McCallum-Satchell, that a De*.  mand Note for $700 be made payable to the Bank of Montreal, under  (Continued on Pa go Three)  I ;  ,   t  ,1 *  '��������� <,  , St  ��������� f  "���������3  19 i  n\  li\  I'  m  i'-i  !  Kg THE ABBOTSFORD P6ST, ABB6TSFORD, B. 0.  THE ABBOTSFjORD POST.  Published Every Friday <by Tho "Post PubliahingAGompany  Arweekly.Journal devoted to the Interests of AbbotsWrd -and district  Advertisiing. rates^made>known  on application  .     Our   Shibboleth���������.Neither  for -nor   agin'   th������^Government  ���������!*������������������  .FRIDAY,'MARCH 20, 1914  Many more towns die for want' of. confidence on  the part of business,men and lack of public spirit  than from the opposition of neighboring towns.and  adverse surroundings.  If tattlers would imitate the bee, -.and extract  the sweets and goodness of men's actions-and circulate them, they would become blessings insead  of scourges to society:  The- question which seems to concern this country  particularly   is   how  to  obtain  the  most  luxuries with the least work. Some of the five-hours-a  day-fellows  have  fifteen-hour-a-day  wives,   which  ���������help out-a good deal in the family: and sometimes  '  a ten-hoiir-'a-day man  finds himself in  possession  of  a  no-hour-a-day   wife,   which  assures   "dough-  cakes" for that family. Time was, if a man and his  wife  and   children   pegged   away  at   some  useful  industry, according to the early settlers, they would  rise in importance .as surely as cream rises on the  -top of a pan of milk.-Nor is.the good old plan of  Industry and economy yet entirely untrustworthy  though growing more so as the years roll by.  One- of our town girls recently sent twenty-five  cents for a receipt to promote aud preserve beauty.  She received the following reply: "Mind your,, mother and stay at home." '  While the people of the Fraser Valley have been  enjoying one of the finest winters in the memory of  SSe'h     ?e 0lueS^ residencea of tlie district, the  .east has been having another taste of a-real old  fashiond   winter.    The   season   which   opened   so  mildly, has been  making up for lost time.    Contrary, to the usual procedure, the-cold wave did not  come from the north-west.    It came from the south  .west-and encompassed, .the whole continent-east-of  the  Rocky   Mountains.    The . extreme   severity  of  -the weather brought such-hardships as we in-the  .west hardly,can-understand  to. the thousands in  . eastern cities who are unemployed, and therefore  ���������Jiiaow    "-V-?,6/ *suT^conditions..are  the   actual  -necessities of life.    When the  .temperature .-falls  .below zero, life is scarcely worth living to'those  whose bodies are ill-nourished-.and whose ��������� habitations  are  not-. artificially  warmed.    The   distress  was of course,-most acute in the large centres of  population,  to  which .the  unemployed  habitually  gravitate ..during -.periods -of   business   depression  beveral. deaths from,exposure from cold and'lack  , of. nourishment rwere reported in New York*   but  there .alsohas been a great deal of-distress in eastern Canadian-cities.   *. In Toronto more than-eight  .thousand people are-reported in the newspapers as  out. of ^employment, -and read lines have, been established-for civic relief of the destitute.    If there  -were-.not; something wro.ng, something but "of joint  in our social .and-economical system, such cbndi-    '  tlons should not be. in;a-land Jaden with natural  -wealth. r.Zero .-.weather   and   lack   of  employment  do not, work together for the Comfort of the people.  There,was a_debate in-the Senate in Ottawa last  -week on the second, reading of Senator Choquette's  bill to amend the criminal code by making it an  offence to publish-the picture of a person convicted of a crime, of-accomplices, or instruments used  .in crime.        The amendments is in'addition to the  provision   providing   two   years  for  thte   sale   of '  .immoral literature for-the exposure of objects designed, to corrupt-public morals.  f^?^?,,0*1^^*3"6 said'there 'was^ good reason  for the bill.   .The-yellow.methods, of some'of   the  newspapers were being: rapidly established in Canada.    Side by.side with the picture of such distinguished men as the -premier of- Canada, were daily  seen in the newspapers, pictures of persbns^accused-of crime.    -Whle he had long objected to  the  practice, he had not decided to take action until  last summer-when the newspapers' exploited" the  .presence of Thaw in Canada, and .filled their pages  -with.pictures,of Thaw. Evelyn Thaw,,and every one  else, connected-with the matter. , Public curiosity  and interest were aroused to ..an unwholesome degree.    He had then decided there should be a law  to end this, practice.  Hon. J. A.-Lougheed said he thought all,would  -agree that it was undesirable ,to enact legislation  :which .could not be enforced. In-making'laws it  .W&s ..necessary that tho practical as well as the  moral aspects should be taken into account The  proposal of Senator Choquette, he thought was not  qapable of practical application unless treaties were  arranged with practically -all  countries.  So faras he knew no country had such a law  ir carried out it would exclude,practically every      i  newspaper, magazine and other publication from-^  admission to Canada.    The enforcement of such a      '  law-would not be practicable, if it could not be enforced against foreign publications, it would be idle  to  enforce  it -against   Canadian  Publications     If  photographs were to  bo forbidden when they reproduced criminals,, to  be logical the publication  of descriptions and evidence would, have to be equally subject to the embargo. . The result would be  the enactment of a blue law of such startling character that he did not think it would be suported  by either the press or public opinion.  Mr. Lougheed said that he thought the moral  tone of the Canadian press was equal to any in the  world and it would be regrettable to put a slander  upon the press by the enactment of a law proposed  In his opinion the Canadian publishers had the good  sense and decency to protect the public morals with  out the law being put on the statute books  Sir Mackenzie Bowell said that the publication  It takes but a little push to start a stone rolling  down hill, and many a heavy hearted human being has been sent into the depths because of a* push  in the wrong direction. It may be because it Is  easier to push than to pull that we move along  with the crowd, saying inwardly, "each one for  himself" and scarce think it worth while-to lend a  helping hand where it is most needed.  There is talk of a large lumber  ratll-jbeing built at Stave Falls to cut  the .-timber into ties, which will be  creosoted and..shipped :.to Sou,th Africa. /The -"mill f will ^employ some  .one hundred men. at lhe mill; and in  the bush to "begin" with but,this number Wj4.11 befincreased. Only white  labor-will be employed.  mental effect on' the public minds that the publica-  of criminals' pictures was not likely to have a detri-  . tion .of...evidence.,at their trials, would, have.    He  - thought- the public-interest would be- better served  -by Senator. Choquette.-if he "would amend his bill  in such-a-way as-to forbid the'publication of much  of the evidence .which is eagerly printed by many  newspapers at the present time.  .Senator Choquette said he proposed to-do so.  Senator,'Gordon .thought the bill created \a rejection, on. the press of Canada.    He said his opinion was that Canada enjoyed the-advantage of a  .fairly conducted;press.   '<He had, read many newspapers and had'as yet to see a picture of immoral  character ^published in any of them.  Senator Bostock- thought the bill-should go to  committee. While it, had been described and  impracticable-in its,-present, form, no one'objected  to the principle which it attempted to express.  He' thought- there-should- be-a little more-time  , for discussion of the bill and-moved its adjourn-  ��������� ment, .which was adopted.  UNION   OP   BEEP   TRUSTS   NOW  The Canadian Beef Trust and the  American  Beef Trust are just  now  limited in an effort to prevent the independent packers on the-American  side of the line from importing Am-  ercan Canadian Beef and Hogs. Some  .time -ago :the   independent   packers  on this side began-to import-Canadian- hogs and cattle and their action  had,been means of enabling hundreds  of   cattle  and   hog   growers  on   the  .Canadian, side,  to  find an excellent  market for their stock on tho American side, of the -lino at good prices.  The Canadian Beef Trust has for a.  number of years succeeded in grinding" down the Canadian growers with  the,-result that the latter have never  *,     *������    ���������       --  ent American shippers. If they continue' this policy they ,,will ��������� have  good prices and no longer-be subject  to the whims of the Canadian beef  trust.  (Tho above is dated from Seattle)  Salmon   Run   Improves.  Reports from fishermen along tho  river indicates that the spring salmon  run i.'- improving. M. Monk &, Co., o*  *S������v/ Westminster have again plac-ed  a collection boat in operation for the  benefit of the up river fishermen.  Steelheads have not run very well'  this  fall  or' winter,  although  white  spring salmon have  been  caught in  abundance. This latter fish does not  ��������� c*. wlc lrtttB1 nave never |hold the same market as red spring  been able to sell their stock at a very   sal,mon and consequently is not pre--  good profit.    As soon as the indepen  ' ferred bv f*p',,prc*   rrbo ���������*'"*"'"  ���������������  dent packers of the .American side  began invading the Canadian market  and buying' cattle and hogs the Canadian  growers  realized at  last they  ferred by dealers. The oolichan run  is expected early next month.  One  hu'dred  ai'id  thirty-four  prisoners are at. present confined in the  Once again "the Nanaimo mines, are being operated under an agreement, jointly, agreed upon by the  Western Fuel Company and Its employees.      The  The agreement is undoubtedly a splendid one, and  a convincing example of collective bargaining. That  the men now at  work,  though  their representatives-on-the miners committee, should'have been  -able to-negotiate'such->a-contract is ��������� a 'crushing  blow to the-'pretensions of the few men who caused  and. directed all the trouble'here.    The agreement  in 'some of its *- provisions is an advance upon that  engineered and secured by the incomparable Far-  rington. for: the, Jingle Pot-mine.    Firebosses, shot-  lighters, ��������� company men,:- pushers -.and drivers have  ��������� all-received-substantial  increases, ��������� and  the  wage  , scale now.in existence at No.. 1 mine:is among the  best Jn.the province, and everything- being equal,  will< challenge-comparison'in the mining'flelds of  the-world.      ','.  .Without dilating.upon-the terms of the agree-  ' ment,. we would like to emphasize the point that it  was negotiated, by a committee-of local men.  It  will no doubt-be urged by-the United Mine Workers  leaders  that  they -made  such 'an-agreement  possible.  , Previpusly  they , have   said   that   they  .were the only*'men on -earth <who<could-isecure such  an agreement. They have-been.shown to be fakirs  so far as this latter claim :is concerned and the former is ;merely,an empty :bluff.  'The lesson of-this  new agreement is plain'enough-and now- is the time  to drive It home.   -'It'-Is that*the-men could -have  secured    this  agreement  ---as   -long-ago   as    -last  May.   .They could-'have-obtained "it any time since  and .particularly in "August.   :Who is responsible  for the delay,-the'loss of- time the- loss of'work,  the hardships arid-troubles, but the; few-men-who  engineered'the strike?-All the men have to. thank  these, leaders for >is the.time they-have lost in & dispute ' which : should  never  have  taken .place.   At   ���������  the" same time let the-men"remember that their :loss   -  was' their- leaders-"gain,, that- the -only, -persons, locally who have, benefitted" from, the fight-are'these  same leaders.    These bosses brushed-aside alL necessity, for-negotiation ���������: at the. outset!.just-as they  squelched every, demand-for a:.ballot.   -They have  since vetoed all- overtures'for. negotiations 4n -which  .they were -not'the-��������� directing^.hands.  "If'they"did  * eliminate- themselves -then-they, lost their- grip of  their jobs.    The men��������� apparently were content'to  . 'keep "��������� them -in - their jobs rather' than -look -after  their own.    The bogey with-which all-this was .'accomplished was- formal recognition .-.of the organ-  - ization represented by those, leaders and in whose  pay they" were.    In other words in holding out for  ' the -shadow-the-men. lost, the substance. It is to be  hoped they swill take -this Jesson to-heart.      This  agreement- proves what the men could ^have "obtain-  ��������� edby-negotiation,'.which-under thejadviceof their  leaders they"repudiated. It could just as-easily have  been drawn up la'stiMay .or last August,.as In'March  of this year,    it - proves that, the mem-did-not-and  do not-need 'these self-appointed leaders,-.the paid  -emissaries -of - an .organization- iwhich 'had   never  :been able to seciire^for its members theisame  favor  ���������able conditions-and -wages .which-men: themselves  -had obtained here.    It establishes the claims-of .  - the company- that it was ready .-and .willing to meet  its employees-and arrange.-an agreement with'them  -And^above -arid'- beyond; everything^else it, demonstrates-that' the. United rMine Workers -.of -America  "bosses "were not necesgary > to secure^a> favorable  working agreement ;but that<the focal men-themr-  ���������slves were fully equal-to-the-occasion.  -One.particular phase- of'the-agreement, deserves  mention.    This-is^ the.machinery it = sets ,up: to. secure the maintenance of harmonious relations between the-.employees and the company.   : It. is inevitable that, minor grievancesishould..develop* in-the  op'erationJof such .ar large Industry'as the-mines in  1 Nanaimo.    It is essential to the.smooth ^.working of  .the mine'-that-these grievances, should- be investigated-and'adjusted.   >In 'the new> agreement,.provision is made for ithe mine ��������� committee to meet  the management of- the/company once a .month. Any  complaints laid before? them by-any-of .the employ-,  ees will be taken up .with-the-management and if  possible/- adjusted, and: suggestions tending' to - help  in the, carrying out.'of: the ^agreement'������may be 'advanced and  discussed. ' In  thiB -way the probability of any-serious-discontent developing will be  reduced to a-minimum, and peace and harmony for  the future guaranteed as far* as possible. This provision removes' the only i:serious ground of complaint that was ever raised against conditions in  Nanaimo, and the agreement concedes material advances in wages which-never-formed, an issue in  the present trouble.    All: these things would have  come automatically on the expiration of the old  ngreem'ent'iast 1 September.      They'have all .been  sacrificed, the-men-involved; in a; useless and costly  struggle^ the^city held up and its prosperity impaired, all because of the' unscrupulous * activity, of a  ���������few paid emissaries.    It ought to be a-laating; lesion for the men concerned;-���������Nanaimo Herald.  could get an excellent markeTTor tlie I,)rovincial  Jail 'in  New Westminster  stock    and    at the same time    no.  Negotiations -are pendng for the  straightening of the Dewdney Trunk  Road at Pitt River  glllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllljlllllllllM  m  ������������-���������        - ~~ -   "'���������'       J.'ni~~~ ~  in  longer at the mercy of the Canadian  trusts. As soon as they began shipping to the American side the American Beef Trust and the Canadian  Beef Trust united in. an effort to pro-  vent these shipmentst for the reason  [that the American  Beef Trust  does  not  want foreign  meats brought  to  the  United   States  to .compete   with  American meat;  tho Canadian Trust  also wants t hese shipments .stopped  in order that they may havo a monopoly of Canadian beef and hogs.    Tho  Canadian stockmen naturally want to  ship to this side as they got better  prices and are no longer dependent  upon the Canadian Trust, which fix-  edthe price of beefand hogs, and tho  Canadian cattlemon had lo take what  was offered them or not soil.     With  tho independent packers on this,side  taking their stock the Canadian shippers find that they are no longer at  the mercy of the Canadian barons.  To prevent the-shipment of Canad- i  >ian beef and hogs to Soattle market J  the Canadian Trust working in conjunction with the American" magnates  1 are seeking through the United Sta-  ' tea Department  of-   Agriculture    to  have  Canadian   beef  and  hogs  condemned claiming that they are  dis-  -  ..^^.uciuiuiauiisuc  ��������� eased.    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authority of the Temporary Lean Bylaw, 1914. Carried.
7. McCallum-Bealon,' that the
School Board be loaned the sum of
$550. Carried.    '    ,     . -        .
8. MelanderrBeaton���That Coun.
McCallum "be authorized to expend
$200 on the Nelson road.    Carried.
9. McCalluni-Beaton,'that Coun.
Melander be authorized to have a
new bridge constructed on the Mt.
.Lehman road adjoining the N. W. 1-4
of Sec. 13, Tp. 13'.-Carried:   ,     -
10. Beaton-Satchell, that Coun.
McCallum be authorized to call for
tenders for a culvert and fill on the
wmjiirtB
S55S2
road near Mr. Fuller's property in
the vicinity of Abbotsford. Carried.
11. Melander-' McCallum, that
Coun. Melander be authorized to expend the sum ol' $75 on the Victor
Lehman read between theLe'Feuvre
road and ' the Aberdeen read
with the privilege of calling for tenders.    Carried. .   ���
' 12. Melander-Beaton, that Couh.
Satchell be authorized to( call'for tenders for slashing and logging one-
half of a mile of the North Aberdeen
road.    Carried.
Mr. C. B.- Hill-Tout addressed the
council asking that an appropriation
be made for the King road,- but-action was deferred, pending information as to what roads would receive
assistance  from  the provincial gov-
Several broken lines Men's
Women's and Children's
Shoes to clear out at cost.
Men's heavy woolen sox
regular 35c, 40c and 50c
lines to clear at 4 pr. for
ABBOTSFORD, B. C
Strictly-; first-class in every respect.    The bar is
stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,
RATES, $1.50 TO  $2.O<0   PER  DAY
A.J, HENDERSON & SONS
PROPRIETORS
BUTCHER
Pork, Mutton, Beef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners
���t and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday
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
the district, and industries,already established,       Jh
ernment. ��� ' ���    .
Mr.,A. L. Bates addressed the coun
cil asking for. an- appropriation for
the Bates road,\but Councillor Satchell stated, ,that this road was not
entitled to any appropriation, having
received during' the last i\,*o years
far beyond its just and equitable
share.
Bills Presented for Payment
E. Norton Lumber Co., for lumber
for the.Skouge road and ditch on the
Township line, road  $56.28
E. W. Daltbn, hauling lumber from
Abbotsford and laying the same on
road to Ridgedale school      8.00
Abbotsford Hotel, meals'furnished
to Indian girl-, removed from Matsqui
Main Reservation  ...,     1.2,0
Theodore  Westdin,  bounty of  42
mus'krats'  '..'.'. .'....-... .   ,4.20
The, Clar.c, A Stuait, printla-< a.id
stationery   ......... .^.'.....-^.l  57.05
The Columbian Printing Co., Ltd.
advertising re election $11.52; advertising re assessor. $2.70; advertising ��� re' by-law $28.08;....:. '. 42.30
L. Johnston, 30 hours work on Aberdeen road in Ward I.     9.00
E. H. Pierce, taking down fence and
fixing approach at the junction of the
Dennison   road  with  the  Inter-pro-
vlncial.'Highway   .'.' .... ' 3.00
....P.- Carmichael,   1-2  day surveyor
on   Aberdeen   road, 1..'..'..    1.50
Halverson>& Hougen', 4 shovels in
1913, for-Ward IV. $4.80; Nails in
1913 for Ward III., $3.30; Writing
tablet for returning officer'20c, 8.30
It. Port,'M.-'D.," Medical. Health Officer,'last quarter for 1913 .... 25.00
��� ,G. Hutchison, police duties,and*ex-
penses" ���....':   21.85
..:.G.   Marcellus,   conveyng J.  Clark
from Bradner to hospital   '9.00
Ward IV.  -     ' ";.     r.   ,
....Andee'n Road " ,'"'--
F.. Manson', .....$10.80"
R. Robb ........ 10.80     -  ���   '-���'
Fred- Johnson   :....���-.    5.40 '
W. J. Beaton '.     6.60,  . $33.60
Fred   Manson,, 'draggng    Riverside
Road, .'...1 .'...'     5.40
C, -M. C.'.Fe'b. Sal. ..$75.00
Insurance oh hall....    5.00
Postage       2.30        '���'_   >
Office -.supplies ' '.i.      .95...:$83.'25
Loan to. School Board : $550.00
Beaton-Satchell that the bills. De
'passed ��� for'; payment and cheques- be
issued.'.'. Carried. ���' ''. ���'.   ���-
- Tenders "were received for the fol-
-lo.wing works:-      .' .,     .-���������.-'
Siasliing-jand logging a portion of
the Clearbrook road.'
N;-' Prasoioski ......... ".. $ 199.00.
C.'-B. Hill-'To'ut..:..,.:.���i;. .'..:... 184.00
Ben Murphy-1  125.00
E. G.  Hooper  _l/.....'...'..r.:;    95.00
���Thomasj'Higginspii' .:.V'.....l     87.00
. ..The latter was awarded-the.contract, the work, to.'Jb.e completed" by,
May - 31st;. "-'.:���.: 1 '".    *"���'"*.{- f: -;-   -.- '���- - \
Slashing-.and logging a-portion of
-the -South -Aberdeen ���. road.
Joseph   Banas ,....'.-.:>.'. $748.00
Martin  Frankoski. -.- .620:00
W. T. Prasoioski  590.00
F. M.   Carmichael' - A.V....... '434;00
.A. F..Welch''..������:.-.'.-...'.:;.'..-;.'.....-. 392:00
Skipworth: &' Salmon ,.:!.;..'..... -345.0.0:
E. G. :Hopker ...>...-:..:..^:.:...:.. 225.0Q
The latter 'was ��� awarded ;"the 00117
tract',' the\ work- to -be.' completed -by.
June:30th.'  ������ ��� ".-.-.r-*,'.-v ���   ���='. ���'���"���'���   *
Slashing and logging.a portion of
the'Huntingdon road*. >������������-
I. H." Stafford ...:	
John- Krasnick'i.r:-.'..'.':.!":'.:-.*.^.... ���. 194.00
P.  R. Wfelcni'.-.L^:-.-?;^:::'':.^^^^;^!)
The latter:>was-,awar ded-"t-he.'.con*/
tract, the"-work to;be-completed-by
May:;31st.-   -"���  .     - >-:���.���--,r -'^
Clearing and grading,a..portion.of-,
the Old Wright"rosad^eflt.of Abbotsford and for; cbnstr^ctlngs. a,* culvert
thereon.   -*;.   f *." *'**-'���' -' '������"���'*"���'
F. Fener a'nd:;'R. .E.- Smitz -....$350:00
D. McGillivray; and j��Emery.. 250.00
C.  Grimley J:.:..X.~::j..\.:..:..'. 200.00^
J. W.-Kennedy ., ..':..:.':..:. .190.00.'
J. N; Rncker,\r...:-.;.:-.-:.-'.':...V.'.v.'..". 185.00"
....The latter .was..awarded the''contract the-work to be .-'completed by
April''30th '���.������. i. .:���.}'.'��������� ��� '-. ���'���'���'
. The ^business- before the council'
not being' con.clu.ded,- ./adjournment
was ��� made until the "next following
Monday,' the 9fch, inst at.theVAgricultural ,Hall ,at.' Gifford- at ��� 10 oclock
ih'tlhiyforenooff -. ���- -"���" ������ -������ - ,
The.adjourned meeting of--thB coun
cil was held in-the Exhibition ���building" of' the Agricultural.;and-Horticultural Association onrMQnday,,Mar.,
9th;; with the Reeve'In.lhQ.,chair>fctd:
all members of the "cquacil iii'; attendance.        . J ���' \"\"-' ,.'       >.-���'"
Commitnicatidns .Received"- ��� ������ '
From MessrsVRobin'son, Loa'ch"'and
Firkins asking that' the Coghiah''r'qa"d
on the north*and.ea8t',sides"6f the 40,"
acre portion of the", fractional S. W.;
1-4 of Sec. Ii Tp.,.14, be/constructed;
on the. proper lines as theyx.werenow
prepared to fence theirYp*roperty>Re'~
ferred to Councillor Satchell.,,? >.":.;>,:
From Matsqui Woman's Institute
urging more rigid medical insp'ectiDJv;
of'the school ���premis'eB'and^theschtioT;
children   by';the^'Heal<^;:Jnspectbr.-
����iyipiM<nnrt.W ,;^> __j_
the PenlbcKollv road "alongside tlie letter from the Minister of Public
Company's property or preferably on Works, stating that it was not the
that part of the Inter-provincial road policy of the government to grant
which runs through the property of. any subsidies, and that the matter
the Company. The clerk was lnstruc-\ot a'subsidy to a steamer on the New
ted to reply that the council would ! Weestminster-Chilliwack run. should
deal fairly with tho- company' when , ���*<* taken up with the Dominion Gov~
the taxes-for- the current year were ' ernment.    Filed.
paid.
��� From Registrar, County Court, stating that the Temporary Loan By-
Law, 1914, had been duly registered
Filed.
From L. Fossu-m-, asking that due
care be taken of the established post
at the north east corner of Sec. 5, Tp
17 in the construction of any culverts
across the roads at th'at point. The
council instucted the clerk to inform
him that, his wishes would be complied with, should the culvert be
built.
From School. Board stating, that
they were not 'liable for.any,share of
the cost incidental to the holding of
"the election for School Trustees. Filed.
From J. Olson and twenty others
asking that he township" line road
be graded' and gravelled westward
from the point where the .work stopped in- 1913." The request was laid
over until'the next meeting of the,
council to give Coun. Satchell an opportunity to ascertain the amount of
free labor that-will"be givensto supplement any appropriation.
From E.W. King,-J. P., P. M., be-'
ing his.annual report on police magistrate for 19,13. ��� ^Accepted by motion
. From A. Lindstrom and twelve others asking- that he Abbotsford Trunk
Road-, be continued westward to the
intersection with .the Ross Road between, the N. W. 1-4 of Sec. 11 and
the S. W. 1-4 of Sec 14; Tp 13. Laid
over. . -       '.
. From the School Board, being the
estimates for the > current 'year, a-
mo'untingto ?7,500,.(madeup as fol
lows:-  ������
Teachers'- salaries, over .and a-
b'ove the goverment grants
 - -----'----���-...'..-'. $3,500
Janitors  salary' -...:. '.   ��� 320
Wood  -..:���:.:...;.'..::. ...'.'.:  440.
Supplies .and'-Repairs   1,355
Miscellaneous Expenditures   1,885
V ' By'motion* the estimates1,were accepted in their entirety..
From 'Trice '& Burton asking^the
nature of the work which the council, desirei done on the Western boundary of the'S. E. i-4- of the N. E. 1-4
of Sec. 18", Tp. 16, before they would
pass the plan of -sub-division. The
clerk was Instructed to state that the
road must- be- slashed the full width,
33 feet, stumped and rough graded
-for a width of. seven feet- on each side
of the-centre line. -
-'From-v'S'' S. Saunders,--provincial
constable, re expenses incurred in
connection .with the accidental death
of W. J."Barrett, stating .that Mrs.
Barrett" had paid him for "the-same
and asking that the cheque' drawn in
his favor ��� for. this; amount, be; made;
over to her.   -Agreed to -by,"!the\cou'n-
cii.   ���.. -..*'�����   "������? "i _ '-"V   "    ' ���
.Fr.oin--H.  E.' Watkins, 'municipal
constable- tendering  his   resignation'
.The,, same was^accepted' by motion.
'.".'From'.-G. P.'>Have'rm'an; asking that
improvements'and repairs/be made to
the. road running through the centre
vv..t29J}��0: -.ot- Sec-3; Tp.sl.4.    Referred..to.Coun.
Satchell:;,-���-.-.'   :- ---'-.--'   -���--'   '
It. Port, M.D., Medical Health Officer, being his- annual report for
1913.    Accepted on motion.
Miss Betsy Lunde, asking that the
Skouge road be ditched and graded
The clerk was Instructd to reply that
the ditching of. this road was under
consideration.   .
MacLaren's Laurentia Milk Company of B. C, asking permission to
lay water pipes under the road at
Clayburn Station, agreeing to- execute the work without any unnecessary delay and to leave the road
in good condition. Permission was
granted by motion, the company to
repair any damage that, may result
in the future to the road through
any breaks or leaks in the pipe.
Fraser Valley Development League, asking co-operation of the Council for the current year. The Council declined to take any part in the
work of the League.
Land Registry Office, New Westminster,   advising  that the  plan  of
subdivision  of the  East. y2   of the-
S.���W.   V_   of Sec.   16,  Tp.   16  had
been passed by. the Lieutenant-Gov-
ernor-in-Council.'   Filed.
In connection -with improvements
asked for on the -Aberdeen' Road."
south' of the Township line road.
Coun. Satchell was Instructed "to undertake the- needed- repairs in Ward
I. as well as in Ward'II;
\ Resolutions
'   McCallum-Beato'n���That the Clerk
notify Mr. H. F. Page to remove* his
gate from the Smith-Jones-road and
erect his fence forthwith along this-'
road.    Carried.
Melander-McCallum���That ��� Coun- -
cillor Satchell be authorized to-ex-' :
pend $100.00 in repairing the-Town-'
s,hip line west of the Dennison' road. * -
Carried.-   '' . .���-.-.
McCallum-Satcliell-r-That     Coun'-'
Beaton' be authorized to call for ten- '
ders for raising the > Andeen  ---road'-
grade for an average of eighteen'in-'-
dies with clay only from the'Riverside road westward for approximately
150.yards.  .Carried. v. . '-::���'
McCallum-Melander, that Coun.Sa-''
tchell. de authorized to call for tenders  for  digging  a  ditch  from^the  '
Glenmore  road  eastward     oh ''the
south side of the Matsqui-Mt. Leh-  '
man road to the culvert the ditch to
be at least three, feet deep, three .feet
wide at the top and one foot-wide at
the bottom. -  Carried.-.',
, ..Melander.-McCallum,- .that..the^attention of .the C. P. R. ^Company and
the   B;  C.   ' E. . R.     Company, v. be
called to the fact that their -road beds
being above the road grade at .Clayburn station the su rface, water lies-on"
the road without"a chance,of.drain-
;age, and requesting that.the Companies -'SI. up this part of the road. Carried.  -->
��� 7\Beaton-McCalIum,. that the municipal solicitors; be instructed to pre--
pare a sub-division by-law
'... Melander-McCallum, that the muni ,
.'cipal'Constable J. J. Pace be author-
feed .to move Mr.  C. A. Alverson's
fence that is now on the Matsqui-Mt.
Lehman road allowance, off. the,said
��*>Fr'om S. Campbell,' stating that the I road where the same ��� traverses the
Referred to the schooi^ board.'- *-*.
From..Abbotsford Agricultural Association,' asking assistance towards
an exhibition to be held in- Abbotsford on Friday, September 18th; laid
over for further discussion.
From the;Glen Valley Land Company, stating that they were agreeable to the charge of $800.00 for pow
der against their road-work - credit,
providing the unexpended $1259.23
together with 75 per cent of the taxes
for the current year be expended on
section line, between the'S. W. 1-4 of
Sec.-3 and-th.'S. E.:l-4 of-Sec."4, Tp.
13 was obstructed-'Uy a fe'njce.jthereby.
cpnstituting an inconvenience'-to'"him-;.
self*arid ito others-yho wished "to^ gain
access to the-saw mill-now in course
of construction on this American side
o"f - the * International- Boundary line.
The .clerk-was'instructed to write-to
the owner of'the property mentioned"
to' move-his fence'back from the'.seo
tlon fine for a "distance .of twenty feet-
'fro'm-the same;/;- ,_ - ��� \.\z-' '������������ " -'"'
-" -From ' A. -; L. Bates,  notifying the
council that the Bates road is "incomplete and Impassable and that he had
no' Outlet  to  or from, his- property
and that he; would hold the council
responsible '.for any  damage   which
.may occur through* the failure of the
council ..to provide him with a' proper
outletto travel..to and from his'property.' Referred 't'o.-'Co'uh. 'Satchell.'
���:* From"'J.  A.  Morrison  and seven
others- being; a petition to improve
'theVRbs's rp'ad so^uth.of .the* B. C. K
R.-'-' ''.Laid-"6v.er until the-next meeting, r??;   .;.'v:   '"'":''~" ���:��� "    "
$��� From Robert Wait asking that the
ro'ad'-bn&ne section line on the west
.pide{of.the N. 'W.'(i-4 of. Sec. 21, Tp.
���if!'"be' constructed on. the line as he
wished .tp;.build his fence in the proper* plac'eA"?-
���r-'JFteferred -to Coun. McCallum to re-
'-portYat'-tTie^next meeting.
���" /From, -P.".- P. Halverson andforty-
'itwo^'.btherS'-being.a petition.to drain
grade -arid gravel the southern ap-
Vpr-oach tb-theVG. P. R. siding, at Mat-
^qui..fSjt,atibn,lJ.'By motion authority
was* given Coun. Beaton to undertake this work; also to construct a
culvert-at the junction of this road
with th Matsqui-Mt. Lehman road
and ditch the latter road from this
f.pli.t to the-Riverside road.
F. Coghlan, asking that the road
on the east side of the S. W. % of
Sec 1, Tp. 14 be constructed on the
line, inasmuch as the present travelled road eencroaches on his property.      Referred to  Coun.  Satchell.
S. A. Cawley, M.P.P., enclosing a
slough.    Carried.
\Bills "Presented - for. Payment
'Burett;'&'McClu;gari,'maps of  .    .
Municip'al'ity .'.....-.. ' .'.:$ 3.50
;, v'vBo"unties on Muskrats  .
James--Conroy  ' 1.50
Theodore -Westlin  50
Ole  Olesoin    : ;...���' 9.90-
Alex .Lofgrem * :.'.,.'.���'.'....'.'���.:.   '5.40
E.-Alingren ....'.' .':;....:.'....'..l      3.00.
Wm.'E. Wright, running ditch, levels
on lhe Matsqui-Mt. Lehman'road and
Skouge -roads ".....'.;....-. J..'...- 10.00
E. G. Phillips, repairs to plough when
in.use on the-Nicholson road in
-1913 ;.....������- 2.25
Delegates expenses to Victoria on
Tuesday and Wednesday,  Feb. 24th-
and.25th:
.    Reeve- Merryfield..:..'.. *..'.'.....    12..50
-Coun.   Satchell :.." ".'...    12.50
-    Coun.*.McCallum....v     12.50
. Coun.' Beaton     12.50
Clerk  J.   Gibson...., ..."   12.50
. Expressage to mail carrier on parcels of stationery..... .���...:....  ���-"'      .30
Bylaws.       *       ��� - ";
The Bylaw establishing a diversion
of the Page road' through a portion
of Lots 118, 384a and"4'3was read
first and second times."
The    council then   adjourned   to
meet in the Exhibition Buildings of
the Agricultural Association on Sat- '
urday the 21st inst, at 9:30 o'clock
in the forenoon.
Addenda.   '
The Reeve and Coun. Beaton pre-,
sented a written report on the Sim'
-road and the road thr.ough the centre"
of D. L. 200. As tb>the'"former; they
reported that this road should be
drained. As to the latter, they reported that it should be slashed and
cleared .
The report was adopted by motion.
MARTYN HAS RESIGNED
Mr. D. B. Ma'rtyn, councillor for
Maple Ridge, and who was appointed
secretary of the school board a short
time ago, has resigned his position
with the school board, the two pos-
itons conflicting. -
!-.;-*'
',*
M **E ABBOTSFORD POST  ABBOTSFORD, B. 0. ,  LOCAL AND PERSONAL  Wedding bells are to peal joyously In the 'course of a few days.  It is wonderful how people get  iieeved at a newspaper, especially  B.'hen they don't,subscribe for it and  fleau their neighbor's.  Mr. Rees of Huntingdon, is serious  Jy ill with pneumonia and under the  S*are of Drs. Port and Clark.  Mr. and Mrs. Scotsvold moved last  jj.veek to tlie house recently occupied  |jy Mr. Oernaey.  Mr.'Thornton's new house near the  jOrange Hall Is near completion and  jwill be an ornament to that part of  our town.  Mr. Beharrell, of Matsqui, received two carloads of graded cattle direct from Nova Scotia on Thursday.  The Masons of Abbotsford are giving an informal social in their hall  on March 24th.  The services of the Presbyterian  Church, Abbotsford, B. C. will be  held at the usual hours, 11a. m. and  ,7:30 p. m. by Rev. Mr. Campbell.  On-Tuesday, the 17th., a big band  of Gipsies passed, through our town  reminding one of the old rhyme:  "Hark, hark, the dogs do bark,  The Gipsies are come to town;  Some in rags, and some on nags,  And one in a velvet gown." ���������  A- gipsy, spelled talso Gypsey, ��������� is a  member,, of a wandering race known  in Europe, since 1417, and now in  every, part, of the world. In language and orign the Gipsies are probably Hindoo. They speak a corrupt  Sanskrit dialect, and are dark-skinned, dark-eyed, lithe and sinewy.  They are nomadic, living- largely in  tents, and are generally fortune tellers, musician's, cattle dealers, or  tinkers.: ...       ��������� ���������  BANDITS  HAVE  DISAPPEARED.  The bandits have apparently disap-  wcre also numerous and Helling at  poured from the lace of the earth as  there is no trace of the five who looted the Royal Bank of Canada at'Abbotsford, over a week ago, and the  belief Ib general that they have made  a good get-away.  The Italian arrested on Friday last  had a good alibi, so he was turned  loose  again..  Friday night last fishermen reported to the police of Bellingham  that live strangers, all heavily armed were camped on the beach a  couple of milen west of that city. A  posse headed by half a dozen police  when it was roached the fire was deserted! A search was made and the  roads near that point guarded for a  day, but nothing was seen of the  strangers. They were reported to  be Italians.  Desultory search 13 being kept up  and' some attempt made to guard the  roads.  ENTHUSIASTIC   METING   ,  AT HUNTINGDON.  BASEBALL AT ABBOTSFORD  . A: junior baseball-club has been  organized here."and expect to give a  good acco.unt'of,themselves tliis coming season. The following are Jthe  officers of the new club: President,  Prof.' Hill-Tout; Vice-president, P.  R. Peele; secretary, D. C. Blair, jr.;  treasurer, J. Fraser; manager, A. C.  Ward; captain, E. -Ryall;.committee:  R. Knight, N. Knight, C. Fraser| G.  Blair, D. Blair, sr., Gl C. Clark...:The  Mission, City* Juniors-will- be-, their  first victims.     ���������������������������'.���������'  LACROSSE   AT   MATSQUI  The Matsqui Lacrosse Club, the  team which made such a good name  for itself last year, have elected their  officers for the coming year and the  practices start on Saturday. ��������� The  boys intend going -after ��������� the Mann  Cup this year, and from the look of  the line up at present their prospects are. very bright.  The officers elected are:-  Hon... Pres.���������W. G. Gamble.  President���������F. Machell.  Sec-Treas.���������-A. Beaton.  The manager and executive will be  elected later on.  A junior team is also to be organized in Matsqui. It certainly seems  strange, that a little burg like Matsqui can.support two good teams, and  Mission City . cannot find one lone  team.   ���������  STRUCK BY B. C. E. It. FREIGHT  INSTANTLY KILLED  Mr. Kenneth McDonald, an employee, of tlie Jack man Lumbei  Company, at Dennison, was-instantly  killed near Beaver River, just this  side of Mt. Lehman, at two o'clock  Tuesday morning by the westbound  B. C. Electric freight train. It is  thought that the unfortunate man  fell asleep on the 'track and was  struck by the train before being seen  by the motorman, injuring him so  that he died immediately.  Papers found on his body showed  that fie was a member of the Orange  Lodge of Vancouver,, and had "done  considerable business with the  Merryfield Bros, store at Mt. Lehman  The papers also proved that he was  Mr. McDonald aud had been in the  employ of the Jackman Lumber 'Co.  for a long time. He ia the' brother of  Mr. Hugh McDonald, also working  for the lumber -company.  KILLED BY C. 1\ R. TRAIN  AT  NEW WESTMINSTER  - Tripping when he attempted to  alight from the Westminster branch  line C. P. R. train while it was passing through the market square Monday, Henry Bowes, of Fraser Mills,  rolled under the trucks of the last car  and received horrible injuries to- the  lower part of his body from which he  succumbed at the Royal Columbian  hospital-about an hour and a quarter  later.  '.'��������� The accident occurred about 12:30  Bowes had some business to transact  and as he ..was anxious to get back  to the mills as early as possible he  thought he could expedite matters by  jumping from the train at the market  and climbing up the stairs lading to  Columbia Street, with the above fatal  result.  Bowes worked at the veneer plant  at Fraser Mills. He was 35 years of  age and came here from Winnipeg.  His mother lives in Portland Ore.  ��������� A meeting of the A,bbotsford-Su-  mas Agricultural Society.was held In  Huntingdon oh Monday, evening last,  and although not largely attended,  a remarkable degree of enthusiasm  was displayed by those who did attend. The concensus of opinion was  that Abbotsford would haveione of  the .best exhibitions in .* the Valley  this year. .       -,.'  t        ,*'   *;'',  Quite a number of names',.wero enrolled on the membership list, while  Messrs. Beebe ���������& Weirs<-8wolled the  contribution-list to the extent of -JSO.  Both President Alanson and Sec-  rotary Wiggins, who attended the  meeting, heartily thanked the Sumas  Council for their kind donation  of  $100. ��������� ,.' -.   The following ; are the,contributions to date:  ��������� ������������������ .,'"���������  Sumas Council 1 .'..'../.'.....lOO.OO  Abbotsford T. & T. Co. ... ..     ... 25.00  J.   J.   Sparrow,    ...25.00  Beebe & WellB .v.  2n.00  T. J. Trato, Perfect Paucry,  ,   special prize for -best graded cow,  value .,   .N 16.00  J. J. Sparrow, two special, $5  W.   Roberts   .'. ...:.'..:.:..'.... 10.00  W.   Porter    .'......':.'..:.'.:....'. -10.00  each    :.*. :"....���������. 10.00  C.  Hill-Tout -.  10.00  C. B. Hill-Tout i .'..:....,...... 10.00  Dr.   Swift   ..: : ;....*...-...��������� 10.00  M. Hulton-Harrop ;....:...:..;.'...... 10.00  B.  J.  Gernaey  10.00  Royal Bank of Canada  15.00  F. Munroe ....................V.i:....:  10.00  H.'"* Alanson  ........::i:%:Z~> T-i'-." - rlQ.OJ)  H,'. Gazley :..;..'..'.....;. 10.00  H.   Radford 1..'....'...'..'. :..::: 10.00  McClafy Mfg. Co., special        ,  value   ..-...': '..'...;    7.75  Steel Briggs.Seed Co   Special-..:     6.00  B. B.  Smith  .::      5,0i)  W.  J.  Fraser     o.oO  J. Vanetta      5.00  W. Hill-Tout  .:.....     5.00  A.   Hulton-Harrop '.'.  5.00  F. C. Wiggins , ;...' 5.00  A: Johnson-  .-.     5.00  N. Authier     5.00  M. W. Copeland, special   r"5*00  x>,'   x3. * oDllxn.   .........���������.'..*;.������.���������������������������...���������*������������������>      O.uv  A. M. King, special.,.. .'..'-,... 5.00  G. C."'Clark*-".:.-....-...*.-.-j'.V-������ ". 5.00  W.   Campbell   ._. '     5;00  J. K. McMenemy ..     5.00  Percy R. Peele .-.......-..���������..:ii...  5.00  Mrs. Percy R. Peele  5.0,0  J. A. McGowan  ...::.  5.00.  V.  Hulton-Harrop'  :.......:... 5.00  C. R'DaviB'on  :....:::.:.::::  5.00  T. DeLair .:?A :...::::���������.  5.00  R.   H.  Eby,<-: :���������.'-.: .'...:.  2.50  W.' Fraser, .���������.;"'. ........  1.00  L.. Murray -���������'....-..-.:.-:."::..:...-.;'  -1.00  IS SURE SOME POET?  ALDERGROVE NEWS.  ��������� While 'playing with" matches, the  children of Mr. Oddy set fire ac'ci-  dently to their father's "barn. The  barn which contained about two  tons of hay, was damaged to the extent  of- $100.  Mr. H. McKenzie, school inspector,  and Mr. J. W. Berry, of Murrayville,  paid a visit "last week to the local  school and  examined  theclasses.  Under the auspices of'the. Presbyterian-church a successful entertainment was held last Friday in the Orange hall. The attendance was large,  while Mr. H. O. Lamb occupied the  chair. Mr. Lamb also gave an appreciated recital from "The Lady of the  Lake." Creditable selections were  rendered by the orchestra while  many other Scottish songs were well  received.  for garden and farm ore bos t  for B.C.soil So������ Catalogue for  solid rfuaronte������ of purity  and germination  Send now for Copy free  Sutton &Sons.Th������Kinds Soodmon  R<������ acting England  A.J.Woodward  Victoria      Hi       Vancouver  615 Forr sr. 667.Granville Sh   i  SALS AGENTS VOtK BRITISH COLUMBIA  REWARD  For information of origin of rhe  fire which destroyed my house-in Abbotsford and conviction of the offenders. Address: ..H. C. FRASER,  Box 3'lt Salmon Arm, B.C.  HOUSE TO RENT���������At Abbotsford  High situation, newly painted. Apply  to James M. Mllstead, Abbotsford.  When Henry Wadsworth. Longfellow", away- back: in-1855,- wrote those  immortal-poems, 'Hiawatha," "Excelsior" and "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," he little thought that  a namesake in Abbotsford-would emulate his ideas and engrave his name  on. the 'scroll of fame .by composing  that most touching ballad, entitled,  "On theTrail of the Bold Bank Robbers." But the old Gent should worry  The engraving was not very deep and  the fatne only reached Sumas, where  it was obliterated by a bunch of very  cheap news ink.  FOR SALE���������Bred-to-lay two hun-  dred egg strain, Barred Rock Hens  ?2.00 each, Cockerel $3.00 each.  Eggs for setting' $3.00    per    15  Jno. A. Barr, Hatzic, B. C.  DAIRY FARM  WANTED to rent 100 to 150 acres, house and barn, with option to  buy. W: P.  Challes,  Box,  20,  li*burne  Station,  Eburne,  B,   C.  f63i  THE    MERR1AM   WEBSTER  The Only New unabridged dictionary in many years.  Contains the pith and. essence  of an authoritative library.  Covers every, field, of knowledge. An Encyclopedia in a  single book.  The Only Dictionary with the  New Divided Page.  400,000 Words*. J27CO Pages.  6000 Illustrations. Cost nearly  half a million dollars.  Let us tell you about this most  kremarkable single volume.  *^fK^T^__^^_\ Write for sample  ^a^^^^^^^^mL   pages, full por-  ���������   Wfwwwlk >������S& -' ��������� timilars, etc.  Name thin  paper and  we will  eend free  & ecfc of  Pocket  Maps  .(f  aCMcrrfamCo^  Springfield, Mass.  GOOD WORK  is what' you will say when you  have seen our bath room after  wo have installed the plumbing  Sanitary bath room appurtenances arenas 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 Bid*.*-. Abbotsford  EASTER, NOVELTIES  Including Colored Candied Eggs,  Chocolate  Rabbits, etc., etc., at suitable prices.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  A  ETC  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  + >!���������*** *������'< + + *# + * + * il"**********"*1****  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical prices  Gladys Ave. ��������� ��������� - Abbotsford  *  *  it.**************************'*''''*'!1  The Tost publishes all tho News  all  tlio  time.     An    ndvortise-  V  ment in it .will bring' quick results.    ,Try it.  ft  ������  #  I'llKSHYTrcitlAN CHURCH NOTION  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  M. MacDonald. H.. Watson, Mgr.  .   EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c and $1.00  per day-  First Class Grill and Bar in Connection.   Free Sample Room.  The leading Commercial House  of the Fraser Valley.  Porfer meets all trains  .   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.  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2:15 p. m.  Public Worship, 3:30 p. m.  , 4  Funeral .Director  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  WafiKUMMAW hi, HTLKl Y_____  *J������'  Horseshoer and" General  Blacksmith  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  ���������Repairs  First-class Carnage Painter in  Connection  By far the best  Electric Iron  on the market  at any price  Electric Irons are  Indispensable  in  th  e modern  household"  The cheapest  high standard  Electric Iron  on the market  PRICE (to parties using B. C. Electric current)  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  *  $  m  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^mTsrnmmm^m^lm

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