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The Abbotsford Post 1914-03-27

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 I  ft.  fift  i  BgBKKDMBKSUaiNUi  iw-v.t:, ���������jf,',v.-/'l���������-,.v,,.s'J)..|ilir:. ".i:  ;..-,' .,;v..-;/.-"ii'..���������i;;4>iat-.j_jA'.i'!'J,J!y ^'Vj  'irt  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No.   26.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   C, FRIDAY, MARCH 27 1914  $1.00 per Year  ffi<  r  w  To make room for our new Spring  Stock we are disposing of our. big  stock of  Ladies* Children's and  Men's Shoes at Great  Reductions in   Prices.  Come and secure a Bargain  while they last.  ALDERGROVE   NOTES  Cn Monday the 16th a bazaar or  sale of work was held at Aberdeen,  followed in the evening by a chicken  supper and a medal contest in which  ten took part, Mr. Bert Campbell being the winner. Under the presidency  of Mr. H. O: Lamb, a much appreciated concert wras held in the school  house which was well attended. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the  weather, the creditable sum of $50  was collected for the purpose of  helping towards enlarging the hall.  On Tuesday evening several members of the congregation met at the  residence of Miss Jessie Vanetta and  presented, her with .a purse containing an abundance of gold. Miss Van-  netta for years has been the efficient  organist ofthe congregation and for  some time it*was felt that some token appreciative of her gratuitous  work should be given. The testimonial was read and presented by Mr.  -Duncan Shortreed, after which Mr. H  0. Lamb and Mr. M. A. McKenzie  spoke of the good work done by Miss  Vanetta and in the name of the congregation thanked her for her service. An enjoyable repast was afterwards served by Mrs. Vanetta and  daughters.  This week Aldergrove was visited  by a large concourse of gypsies from  Kansas, U. S. A. Their stay here  was only for two days, yet sufficiently  long for one of their horses to get  disembowelled on a stump and for  two mill horses to disappear. Sever-  ai of the younger town element had  their fortune told.   -���������-.,'���������  Mrs. Osterman and family have  come to join her husband on the lots  recently purchased on the James  Shortreed farm. Their coming is  hailed as a good omen by the other  citzeis who welcome visitors and are  glad to see-old farms reoccupied.  Mrs. M. A. Mackenzie paid a visit  this week to her friends at Vancouver. .'���������,'-  Mrs. McKinnon of Abbotsford    is  at her sister, Miss Margaret Miller.  Miss Amelia Vanetta is visiting at  her father's at the old homestead.  The stork is said to have visited  at Mr. Flengal's residence and left  a darling girl; many congratulations.  YEAR'S POSTAL RECORD  Very   Successful  Year  For  Department A Surplus of Nearly Two Millions.  Th remarkably efficient administration of the Post Office Department  under Hon. L. P. Pelletier is shown  by the annual- report just issued.  Despite the opening of new offices  the extension of the service, the establishment'; of free rural mail and  the increase of pay to letter carriers  and employees, there was a surplus  during the past year of no less than  $1,777,671.    This is a record.  Post office statistics are generally  regarded as a good index of commercial development, and these figures show that general conditions are  much better than one would imagine  There was an increase in mail matter carried of 12%. The total rev-  eunue for the year was $12,060,476.  Free rural mail delivery during the  past year has been wonderfuly extended, and has proved remarkably  popular. There is a persistent clamor for it from all parts of the country. Up to November last 1,865 new  routes Avere established. Since then  the number has been materially increased.  Has Made a Record  Mr. Pelletier has made a reecord  as a progressive Postmaster-General. He has given Canada three  great boons. The first was cheaper  cables, the second free rural mail delivery, and the third and the greatest  ���������the parcel post. The launching of  parcel post alone will make a big  figure in Canadian history.     -...,'���������  ARE WANTING ^  PROPER ORGANIZATION  SUMAS   DYKING   MEETING  Someone at Abbotsford Required to  Lead When Bunk Bandits Are  Leaving the Vicinity  It- is generally "admitted around  Abbotsford,-'says the Chilliwack Pro-  gres, that ,.want' of organized effort  in the hunt of the'bank bandits was  largely responsible for their escape  fronv the several posses who-undertook their pursuit. Mr. A. P. Cummins, who was called from Sardis  to assist iri the. hunt and who got  down several hours after the bank at  Abbotsford was robbed, said that had  there been- some one skilled or trained in outpost work to,take charge of  the operations against the robbers  when they-.wefe driven into the timber, that they- could" not possibly escape without being discovered. There  were volunteers enough for the work  more thari'a hundred men willing to  help being on the scene a few hours  after the holdup, but when nightfall  came there was no relief supplied-and  they retired to their homes for food  and rest. After that it was clear sail  ing for the men to get out' of the  country. .,.������-���������-''  >ItIs.jreported by meii in charge of  a cook camp near the Vedder River  railway bridge\ that a party, of five  men arrived there late Wednesday  night, and demanded something to  eat. -' The;men^were armed arid their  expressiou"-"wasL:su'ch- that'^Jiesita-'  tioii-was madein complying witTTthe  request for food. '. The description  given of the, men somewhat resembles that given of the Abbotsford  bank .robbers. If that is the case  then-they escaped in the opposite direction to that surmised-by.'.the constables. - - Mr. Cummins' .theory is  that they came in: this direction, as  traces of their "flight through the  bush, could be plainly seen the following day. ' They'apparently-headed in the direction .of the clay works  at Kilgarde. '  Mr. Howard, piano tuner, was m  town this meek.  MATSQUI  RISES  TO   OCCASION  A representative of the Abbotsford  Agricultural ^Association waited on  the Matsqui council on Saturday last  and presented the claims of the Abbotsford Association for a donation  for this year's fair. Mr. Peele who  placed the matter before the council  was the recipient of a promise of  $100 for the'work.  This makes $100 from the Matsqui and $100 from the Sumas councils for the fair, and should place the  association on fair financial footing  now, together with the, numerous donations which appear in this issue  There are still more to come yet.  GIVEN GRAND HOME RECEPTION  The friends of Mr. and Mrs. David  Campbell gave them a welcome home  on Friday evening^ in the Orange  Hall. The reception was in charge  of the Loyal True Blue Association,  of which Mr and Mrs., Campbell are  active members. A happy evening  was spent, and the hearty congratulations of the many friends,who gathered, indicated the esteem in which  the young couple are held in the  town and vicinity. They will make  their- home in Abbotsford. and reside  on the Roberts ranch.  t HICKS���������CAMPBELL  The marriage took place in St. Andrews church, New Westminster, on  March 18 of Miss Mabel Isabella  Hicks to D. Campbell, both of Abbotsford. After a short visit to a  number of the coast cities, Mr. and  Mrs. Campbell will take up their residence at Abbotsford.  Keep April 14 open and be ready  to take in a real treat in solos, duets  trios, quartettes, etc., Look out for  posters.  -.'..'  For the purpose of selecting three  dyking commissioners, a meeting of  the land owners oh' the Sumas prairie  was held in the municipal hall on  Saturday last. The" owners have a-  greed to nominate three on this side  of the lake and the owners on the  north side of the lake..two commissioners. . '     .  There was a good attendance at  the meeting.. Mr. A. Serl called the  meeting - to order, and Mr. Angus  Campbell.was called to the chair; and  Mr. W. Blatchford was appointed as  .secretary.  ��������� Mr. Campbell explained the reason  for calling the meeting, stating the'  three commissioners to be chosen to  represent the people from this end  As the meeting was a fairly representative one he- suggested that the  secretary distribute ballots for names  each one present writing down three  names, and from these could bechos-  en the three popular parties.  The question of who should vote  came up for discussion and Mr." Serl  who represented the people at Victoria, stated that according to the  act and the opinion of the government as intimated to him when in  Victoria, only registered land owners  and British subjects would have a  vote at the election.  . Mr. Bowman, a former commissioner thoughr. that- five commissioners should be elected from this side  of the lake. The question was then  discussed by the- meeting and as, it  appeared to be the popular opinion to  stick to the original plan of electing  th(ree,' Mr.   Bowman   withdlrew!   his  objections. ..--...������/-.--w,'...-, ,/., ^  Mr. Atkinson, also a former commissioner, asked for information as  to the object of calling the meeting  The chairman then explained.  Mr. Walker, from the-"other side  of the lake" stated that the people  there had taken no move in the matter as yet and probably would not do  so until such time as the voters' list  was out.,- when it was the intention  to call the meeting and go into the  matter. |  Mr. Atkinson though that the proper way: nothing should be done until the court of revision, when a representative meeting could be secured, when it would be known who was  able to qualify.  The chairman thought it a fairly  representative meeting, and was such  as to be quite competent to express  an opinion as to whom the wished  and in doing this should be able to  find out whom the people wanted.  The meeting decided to ballot for  three candidates.  The question of proxies then came  up, and the meeting decided to allow proxies  It would not probably be wise to  state who was loaded down with a  number of proxies.  The following is the result of the  first vote:  votes  Atkinson,   J.   L 23  Gillies, J.  ..: - 81  Brown,  (Sumas)    12  Lamson, Councillor  15  Austin, J  7  Campbell, Angus  10  Yarwood, C. St. G  3  Porter,   W  2  Smith, Dan   2  Kennedy,   W ��������������������������� 1  Fooks,   W   1  Bowman, W. C ,��������� 4  Chadsey, A.  1  Cook, ���������. - -��������� .....".- 1  Serl, A. -   - 2  An expression of opinion was ask  from the various' parties whoreceived  votes on the two points: How would  you proceed if the Rice contract  fails?.Will you ratify the Rice contract?  Lamson was in favor of the contract being ratified.  Before Mr. Brown spoke the- question of citizenship came up and was  discussed, but it is likely Mr. Tom  Brown will make sure on this point  before entering the field as a candid-  Mr. Brown, stated that if elected he  would first try the contract of Mr.  WILL AFFECT DISTI  Chilliwack and Dewdney Will Comprise One and Westminster  and the Delta Another  According to the new draft map  of the electoral constituencies of  British Columbia, the present riding  of New" Westminster will be divided  into two parts. One will be called  New Westminster and will comprise  the provincial constituencies of New  Westminster city and Delta and all  that portion of > the provincial electoral district of Richmond lying to  the south of Burrard inlet, excepting  the municipalities of Vancouver city  South Vancouver and Point Grey.  The     electoral     district  of  West  minster district will be composed of  the ridings of Dewdney and Chilliwack and all that portion of the provincial electoral district of Yale adjoining the provincial electoral districts of Chilliwack    and   Dewdney,  bounded by a line commencing at the  southeast corner of the provinciabel- .  ectoral district of Chilliwack,'thence  easterly     along     the-   Internationa-*  boundary to its point of intersection  with the  westerly  boundary- of > the  provincial electoral s district of  Sim-  ilkameen, thence northerly following  said mentioned boundary to the north  east corner of said provincial electoral district of Similkameen thence in  a straight, line  westerly to a point  on the of the Fraser Ri-  -ver.-one-mile'east of the...village of  Yale, thence following a straight-line  to the northeast corner.of the provincial  district  of  Dewdney.       The  province through the distribution of  the constituencies will have thirteen  representatives Instead of seven.  Rice, but if after it- expired- he considered that the commissioners had.  a perfect right to contract withwhom  they liked., but, he believed in keeping with Rice as long as there was a  chance of carrying out the contract;  the first and foremost work however  was to get a dyke. He would .not  be in favor of extending the time  with Rice unless he put up a g:ood  bond that the work would be completed.  Mr. Atkinson stated that the work  the meeting was taking preliminary  steps to select commissioners is a serious matter .and of great importance  He spcke of the ability, integrity and  character of the previous commissioners, stating that they had fulfilled  their work faithfully. What was  wanted was.unanimity and the standing behind the commissioners!, and  pleaded for unanimity throughout  the district. The commissioners for  the past eight years have fought ������f.~  ery inch of the ground. - .  '  In regard to extension of timo^he-  had great confidence in the L. ^M.  Rice, and.he had shown faith wj������h  the commissioners but he had be������jn  unable to finance the scheme. Now  he had associated himself with Messrs Grant, Smith & co, and would ia  all probability be able to carry out  the contract with their backing. .He  would probably ask for extenson ,of  time and in your interest and my interest he believed it should bo considered. His plan will be laid uppn  the commissioners' table, and if he  can make out a good case we should  consider it and if a good guarantee  cannot be given it ought to be turned  down. Mr. Atkinson in case of an  extension of time would call a. public  meeting for the benefit of tho council of the people, as he believed in  that case the commissioners would  derive advantage from the advice,  sympathy and support of the owners  Mr. Campbell stated that If he  were a commissioner he would stand  up for Rice having his rights. He bej  lieved that Rice and Company had  gone into the work in good faith and  , (Qoiittinued op laat Page)  ��������� J  ' \  i  -t  .(  ���������j  &$^!iE^i^#^^  .LjV4.i  i- ft. THE ABBOTSFORD POSf, ABBOTSFORD,  B. C.  Off  THE* ABBOTSFORD POST;  Published Evory: Friduy' by The Post Publishing Company  A' weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  AdveTti'siing'"" made  known ' on 'application  Shibboleth���������r-Neither   for   nor   agin'   the   Government  Our  FRIDAY,. MARCH   27:,   391-4-.  In a recent article in "The Buyer  and Slier" a Chicago publication, devoted to Interests of the retail merchant, the writer claimed responsibility for the discovery that- the most  perfect salesman in the world is the  weekly  newspaper.    Few. merchants  realize this vital point in their business.  Some advertine in local press  bocause their neighbors do, others bc-  causo  they  believo  the  town  needs  a paper and as live members of the  community,it is up to them to support  It.    Both   of  these   reasons   for  advertising,  while creditable from  the  standpoint of public spirit, are erroneous.    The reason why the majority  of advertisers do not make a success  of their advertising is tho fact that  they do not realize that the newspaper is actually a salesman. When   a  customer comes into your store, do  you  remark  that you sell hardware  or that you sell shoes.    If you took  this  line  of  salesmanship you would  probably   be   ohliged   to   state   that  instead of selling shoes that you kept  them.       No,   when   your   customer  comes in 'you tell her that you have  the partcular article she is  looking  for, you name the price and tell her  in a few words the leading qualities  of the ,article she demands.    A good  salesman goes a little futher,  and  when his customer has made the purchases which brought her to the store  he suggests some particular article of  his stock which he believes would be  acceptable.        This is salesmanship.  Anybody can sell a pound of sugar to  a  child  who  has   been   sent  to  the  store to purchase just that quantity  but to sell your customer an article  which she had no realized that she  required, is an entirely different matter. ��������� The newspaper offers the best  possible opportunity for the process  of  suggestion.       Try   the   effect   of  showing your customers, through tho  medium of the paper, that you have  something Httl better, or little cheaper  than  your competitor  and  you  will  find  that the  results  are  very  patent. .  Another imporant feature of newspaper advertising is space. When  you are addressing a large audience  it is necessary to refrain from talk-  The' Chief Forester of British Columbia is of opinion that by reason of  the small precipitation of rain and  snow during tho past winter, the very  early .spring and prospects of a dry  summer, it will be necessary to lake  extra precautions against forest fire's  For -that reason his patrols will be  strengthened in number and equipment so that possible loss may be.reduced to a minimum.  Tho public ought to make every effort in their power to co-operate in  this work. The necessity for proper  precautions In laud clearing, logging  and other respects, ho as lo avoid  fires, is well uendrstood, and we are  glad to bo able to say, is, as a rule,  given every consideration; hut it will  do no harm to endeavor to impress  upon every person, who may have  occasion to light a lire in or.near timber, that greater care than ever ought  to be exercised this year.  Last year, when business was supposed to be dull, we were told that  1914 would be a prosperous year. So  far it has not been remarkable for  the immense volume of business done,  Now some authorities toll us that  with the opening of the Panama Canal in 1915 that tho Pacific Coast is  to see the greatest year yet for the  Pacific Coast. . The opening of the  Panama Canal will link the oceans  and divert the mercantile marine of  many nations. The exposition at  San Francisco, drawing millions of  visitors to the Pacific Coast will open  up the purse strings of tho middle  classes. ,. But in the meantime we are  told that 1914 will just be an ordinary year. Let ]915 come as soon as.  possible if we are to have to wait-  for.our desired prosperity:  NEW SENATORS FOR  ���������   WEST.KKN   PROVINCES  Ducks were quoted at the same prices. ,  . There was no falling off in the othT  or supply, or prices of'potatoes. The  supply was extra largefrwhile'"'the  price-went��������� as ;low as1 $11'a sack' retail although some extra fine Rochester Rose variety fetched $1175 !a sack-  Eggs, of which there was a fair  quantity, still continued {0 sell at Ufl  cents a dozen retail, while the wholesale price averaged 24 cents per doz.  Butter remained steady at 40 cents  a pound retail and 35 cents wholesale.  The meat supply fell a little below  the average this week, although veal  appearod in largor quantities than  the previous week. Prices in this  line remained stationery.  Salmon of all kinds, halibut sturgeon, oollchans, cod, herrings and  crabs were all to bo seen ,on the fish  stalls hut in no change in last Friday's quotations.  Spring flowers and plants appearod  al their,best on the stalls, especially  daffodils at 25 cents a dozen, tulips,  hyacinths and azaleas. Cabbage plants  for spring planting were also on the  stalls selling at 25 cents for two and  a ha It" dozens.  On the auction market square sales  were /airly brisk, buyers being found  easily for the offerings. A tiwiii of  horses, five and six years, fetched  $1.4*.' and $95 respectively wiitio another fine pair of heavy farm horses roadily fetched $375.  The folowing prices were quoted:  Wholesale Poultry  Poultry., live   weight  ....19c   to   22c  Ducks, live weight   18c to 22c  Retail   Poultry    .  Spring Chickens, dressed per lb..25c  Hens,. dressed per K) .... 20c to 22c  Vegetables  Potatoes, per sack   $1.00  Carrots, per, sack   7 5c  Cabbages  per. sack  .....   75c  Parsnips, per sack  1 :.90c  Itadlshes  per bunch   5c  Turnips, per"'sack - 75c  Lettuce, per. bunch   5c  Eggs   and   IJuter  Fggs, retail,  '.  30c  Eggs,   wholesale    24c  RECOMMENDATION OF  LABOR  COMMITTEE  The report "of the Labor Commission which was presented to the provincial government recently contained ' the  following  recommendations:  Compulsory state insurance against accidents to workingmen,to he administered by a Workmen's Compensation  board. '  Saturday half holiday forall stores  Fortnightly pay day in coal mines  and other industries.  Restriction' of" privileges of sub-.  contract on railroad' construction.'  Time checks to be negotiable.  Eight-hour day declared to be. matter for Dominion  legislation.  Minimum wage not favered.   .  Women inspectors for shops and  factories.' ,    ���������  Licensing of operators of elevators.  Discrimination by omployers a-  gainst members of labor unions  should be forbidden by law.  Municipal employment bureaus obligatory on cities.  Miners entitled to supplies at cost  Mine operators compelled to establish wash houses for their employees.  Collective bargaining favored as a  means of fixing wages for minors.  - No  change  in  the method  of appointing gas committees.  Asiatic exclusion favored.  Assisted immigration to be continued to farm laborers and domestic  help.   :  Extension of provisions of Factories Act.  White women not to bo employed  by Asiatics.   ���������  Small holdings for workingmen's  dwellings.  None but British subjects to bo  employed on government or municipal work.  Provincial regulations governing  electrical, construction and appointment of assistant inspector recomr  mended.    ���������  POINTED   PARAGRAPHS  AND FIT WELL  Time Is money provided you don't  spend a dollar's worth of time trying to save a penny.  The best of plans fall out, and the  best of friends get married. ,  Flattery is merely:having some'one  else tell us the'nice" things'.we have  always thought about'ourselves.  Many   a   theory   that   isn't sound',  makes a lot of noise.  ,   If-you want the world to take you  at your word,' own up to your mistakes.  ��������� It does not always take a sweeping  assertion to throw dust in the other  fellow's eyes.  The difference between an optimist  and a pessimist is that one believes .  in mascots and the 'oilier in koodoos.  ,  .Don't try to kill time.      Time can  stand the racket longer' than you can  A good gucsser is generally a man .  who  prides himself on his superior  judgment.  ���������    Many a man has been1 undone thro'  undue influence.  Patience is a virtue, but don't lose  sight of tho fact that there are others.  Latest fashion note Snowballs are  being  worn  just  back  of  the   right  A despatch from Ottawa says that  there was considerable discussion in  the House of Commons over the bill  to increase Manitoba's representation  in-the Senate by two. The opposition  contended that neither in the case of  Manitoba nor British Columbia has  the government power to add to the  Ing in a whisper.-   When you address  number  of-members-   in _ tho  upper  the large number of people who read  .the weekly newspaper,  it is foolish  to tuck your ad away in a one inch  space in a corner.    Come out boldly  and tell them what you wish them  to know, and tell it n such a manner that they cannot possibly miss it.  You will soon be asonished to find  that for every dollar invested in the  weekly salesman, you will receive a  bigger   return   than   from   the   best  salesman in your store. The weekly salesman must however do his part  and its individuality and fund of  interesting reading have the power of  making itself a friend of the subscr-  bers who constitute the customers.  Your salesman must be decently dressed and sociable, so your weekly sales  man must have the power of attracting its readers.  The Montreal- Star has a dispatch  perial Parliament  house, without first securing an' am  endment -lo   the  British  North  Am  erca Act. The government contended  to-the-contrary, and the matter will  be the  subject  of  more     discussion  later   on.   Sir   Wilfrid   Laurier   said  that so  far  as Alberta and  Saskatchewan were concerned there was no  disposition to question the authority  to make the addition.  The Imperial  Act of 1871 provided for the'ereation  of new .provinces under  such conditions   as     parliament     then     cared  to impose, and whea..Alberta and Sas  katchewan had been incorporated pro  visions  had  been  made  for increasing the number up to  six.    He did  not find that this applied to the case  of Manitoba, however, as the act of  1871 related to the creation of new  provinces, not to the enlargement of  old ones. ' He thought the power as  to  Manitoba was vested  in the Im-  SHE 'MEANT  WELL  "Yes," said the good woman, who  was describing the last illness of a  dear friend, 'she was taken suddenly ill .with pantomine poisoning, aad  four doctors came to the house and  insulted about her and diagrammed  her case very closely. They decided  she had eaten some fish or something that had paragraphs in" it, so  they gave here a hypocritical injection of. serial -out of foreign "rag"  that would destroy the basilica' or  anything else, but,- it didn't seem to  relieve her any, and she was'-soon in ' g Springfield,RSass^  a state of chromo." '. ~  based upon an announcement in the  Yorkshire Post to the effect that Col.  Hughes, Minister of Militia has given assurances that nothing would be  done to prevent the departure from  Canada of the first contingent of Canadian voluteers for Ulster.  Of course the report cannot be true  as the sending of a Canadian contingent to assist the Ulsterites has a  very serious side to it. Section 78  of the Canadian Criminal Code says:  "Everyone is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprison-  - ment for life who forms an intention  ' to levy war gainst his Majesty within  any part of the United Kingdom or of  Canada, in order by lorce or constraint to compel him' to change his  measures or counsels, or in order to  intimidate or overawe both Houses or  either House or Parliament of the  United Kingdom or of Canada, and  manifests any such intention by .conspiring with any person to carry it into effect, or by an overt act, or by  publishing any printing or writing"  Any Canadian force designed to reinforce the Carsonian army clearly  comes under the section quoted. Another clause prescribes two years' imprisonment for every person who  knowing that treason is about to be  committed does not use reasonable ef  forts to prevent it  There is apparently nothing to prevent people leaving Canada as private citizens and mixing in the Irish  squabble in the way that best pleases  them, but it is the duty of the government to prevent the departure of  any organized contingent, especially  when its purpose is treasonable as defined by the law of the land.  Premier Borden said that the question had been submitted to the deputy  minister- of justice whose opinion was  that Paraliament was competent to  increase the representation of Manitoba in the Senate to" six. Under the  Imperial Act of 1886 when territories not in any province and not represented are incorporated, it is competent to make provisions for their  representation.  Sir Wilfrid replied that the opinion  of Deputy Minister Newcombe was a  weighty one and lie'--would defer his  own views upon it- until he could  look into it.  Mr. Gormand Welland maintained  that once a province is established its  representation cannot be increased  except by the consent of the imperial  authorities. The representation of  British Columbia and Manitoba could  not in his opinion, be added to without an amendment to the B. N. A.  Act Mr. German said he had taken  the trouble to secure the opinion of  Sir Allan Aylesworth in regard to the  matter. Sir Allan was emphatically  of the opinion that the view he had  Toronto Globe  The rumor that'the-following little trifle���������after De Wolf' Hopper���������  was. found on the floor of the council'  chamber in the East block at Otta-  wa'jtollowing upon Sir William ' Mc-  Keh'zie's recent interview with the  premier and Mr. White is probably  untrue The minister of finance once  had a facile pen for that sort of thing  but he is-too busy just now figuring  on the C. N. R. guarantee to bother  with verses:  Oh, there was once' a king, a great  railway king,  Who a herd of elephants had,  And a magnate named Bill, who lived  on the Hill,  He wanted an elephant bad,  So that generous king did a pretty  sly thing  By selling Sir William one,  just stated was the correct one. Tel And we^all^ every day kept hust-  That we feed' to that son of a gun.  Butter, retail, per lb   4eci ear. They have a stunning effect  Butter,   wholesale       35c  Wholesale   Meat  Pork; per  lb   ' 10-to ,12-l-2c  Pork  ., ,salt, per lb  13c  Mutton, per lb.   12c  Leg of Mutton, per lb   16c  Veal, medium, per lb  16%  Veal,.large,  lb  12c to 15c  Retail Meats,  Beef,  best  rib  roasts    18c  Beef, loin    25c  Beef,   short   loin    28c  Beef,   sirloin       28c  to   25c  Boiling Beefs   12%  Beef,   pot   roast-     15c  Pork    ���������-    20c   to   25c  Mutton   18c  to. 20c  Leg of Mutton  '. '.. 18c  Sugar  cured  corn  pork  15c to  20c  Home-mad epork sausage 15"cto 20c  Salted Pigs' Head, per lb ....:  8c  Pickled Pigs feet,;  8c  Pickled  pigs'  shanks,  per  lb.  ....10c  Sugar cured hogs' heads, per lb ....8c������  Sugar cured corn beef, per lb .... 15c  Picnic hams,' per lb  :  14c  Pure lard  :..'.������������������  15c to 16c  Sugar cured  bacon  '.   22c  Sugar  cured  boneless "ham   25c  Spring lamb, fore qr 23c to 25c  Spring   lamb,   hind   qr. .30c  to" 35o  Pork   Chops       18c"  Fish  Oolichans,  per  lb   10c  Steelhad   salmon,   per   lb.     15c  Sturgeon,' per. lb '  15c  Cod,   per ��������� lb    12 Vi  Halibut,   per   lb    '. -10c  Herrings,  4lbs  : ���������-.'.   25c  ... .UTEDUATIA'.,  a .liraikmifikiiv.i.  i The iMerriam Webster '.        if  jf Every day in your talk mid rendintr, At  ������  s  home, on the street car, in the olllec, shop  ������3  ������j mid scliool you likely question tho menu-' g  &  iiiR of Homo new word.   A friend asks:   g  g  "Wlmtiimlccs mortar harden?"   You seek   g  s  tlieiocfltioiiof/vocA/fafr/ntfortliepronini-  ������f  ���������3  cintion of jujutmi.    What in ivhito coal?   s  S This New Creation nnswerH all kinds of  @  }������ questions in LantfUiipe.Illstory.lJioprapliy,   ������3  a Kiel Ion, Foreign Words, Trades, Arts uud   g  H Sciences, with final authority.  jf     400,000 Words.  ������     6000 Illustrations.  S     Cost $400,000.  jg     2700 Pagoa. *-  ������f Tho only dictionary with  =  tho new divided page,���������-char  s notorized as "A Stroke of  = Genius."' .ll1w-������  ������j India Paper Edition: V>  ��������� On thin, opaque, stronjr,  ������s India paper. What a satis-  = faction to own the Merriam  g Webster in a form so light  ������= and so convenient to use I  = One half the thickness and  |j weight ol'llcgulur Edition.  jf Regular Edition:  = On strong hook paper. Wt.  1 MM lbs.  Size 12% x 8% X  s-5 inches.  U   Wrlta for apcclmen pages,  S   illnstraUoiio, etc  S   Mention this  =   publication  =   and receivo  =   FREE e, BOtJ  =   of pocket  E2  maps.  I    G.8C.  1 mm\m  1      CO.,  ^  THE  'WHITE*"  ELEPHANT  l  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McKENZIE  ~Ol  predicted that if Mr. Borden persisted in passing this legislation his opinion would be reversed by a decision  of the Privy Council.  TliK MAltKKT  Steady prices, good supplies in all  lines, with a large attendance of city  buyers were features in the New West  minster market on Friday last. ��������� In  the poultry corner buying was fairly  brisk, priceSv/or poultry live weight  running from "19 to 22-cents a pound. |  For that elephant eats all night, and  that elephant eats all day: .  Do what we can to help Bill and  Dan,  The cry is still more hay;  We may tear our hair in wild a-  maze, and pipe our lachrymal  glands, '  And curse our lot, but we still have  got  That "White"    elephant    on our  hands.  insurance  Insure your horses and cattle in  case of accident or death  A valuable Mare is worth insuring, so are  the other farm stock. See me. as to cost  of this kind of insurance, which is very  reasonable. ���������  [cCallum  Abbotsford  ^5:  ���������& r  !i  IA  /���������..  U.J  .. .. .  'V ��������� v ''.WiSiF jiTflS'i->!.' i''.." "<!'a."<J.:J- "*s'.Jf -J;  ;r,;i:vi rat  T) r.i~)~* ^ZirZPlJ *-������v".K* fc.Wx'5  t-r-"-  *Bfc ABBOTfiffORB PtfST, ABBOTSFORD, B. &  *v>.t������tf  r^^'^'i^iiiiifnfc'  INCREASE PARCELS  POST WEIGHT LIMIT  According to advice received from  Ottawa the - local postmasters will  receive parcels up to 11 pounds in  weight throughout Canada.  The extension of ttie weight limit  indicates that the parcels post system has been inaugurated with considerable success. When first instituted it was planned to test-the "system with the weight at six pounds  and increase the poundage as the demand for the service increased.  Charity begins at home, and is generally too weak to travel. .  Cleverness may, after all, be merely an ability. not to attempt the  things we know we can't do.  Faith will move mountains, but it  won't fight a gas bill.  A little push will often be more effective (han a lasting pull.  A girl can't throw~a stone, but  that is no reason why sho shouldn't  have any aim in life.  Many a man gets chesty just from  thinking how many medals are coming to him.  When a man makes a fool of himself he is terribly surprised, and he  can't understand why all the rest of isn't.      '  '  Several broken lines Men's  Women's and Children's  Shoes to clear out at cost.  < ' * j  Men's heavy woolen sox  regular 35c, 40c and 50c  lines to clear at 4 pr. for $1.  Abbotsford  w,  !  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  $2.00  PER  DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS PROPRIETORS |   '- ���������  ���������;, , '   ���������'-���������������  I  -���������-c  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, }teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners.  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish-.every Thursday :  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley'  of Abbotsford, S. 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,  V..'  .('���������������������������  ���������������������������������������&!  .-.��������������� -j\* t s 'rV'  -^v'^i'.^'l '  -.i o-.r;-.!1,--;--^;  '.-' Vr i. <���������!,������������������..-  is of as much importance  . >    * *   >  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as to be  thoro'ly representative of  you^ your line.  is the kind that will develop your business and  to keep it up to the top-  notch of efficiency.  We are equipped to  handle your every demand^ in the shape of  printed matter  without  /. You cannot do better  than by sending your orders for Job Printing to  are consistent  with the quality for which  we are noted.  '??*-  .*!.'-'-'  iSSSIS  (O^  rt^^^.thBMWUi^V/iflw.'Tl.  as: *rtE ABBOTSFORD POST  LOCAL AND PERSONAL  Mrs. McNab gave a tea- last  week Mrs. McNabb gave a tea last  week for the benefit of the Ladles  Aid of the Presbyterian church.  - The editor of the Sumas Snews is  apparently taking a liking to Canadian soil. Guess it is getting too hot  in Sumas for.him. Ask Roll what  the color the-editor's blood ,is.  Mrs. W. F. Knox is the guest of her  sister, Mrs. J. A.  McGowan.  Mrs. Alanson gave a birthday party  on Saturday last, and a number of  Mlss; Alanson's friends were present  to wish her many more happy birthdays  Mr. Frank Sutherby was an Abbotsford visitor from Ladner this  week.  Mr. Wm. Roberts accompanied Mr.  Peele and used his influence with his  former .fellow councillors.  Mr. A. L. Shobert has gone to Al-  dergrove.  To get the news first hand read  the Post: its several weeks old by  the time it makes the rounds, calling  at Belingham; and other Whatcom  towns, finally landing in the Sumas  wind-bag.  Wonder if the Jim Hill correspondence- course makes spring poets  out- of all its agents.  The California Jubilee: Singers are  to be in Abbotsford in the Alexandria  Hall on Saturday-evening, April, under- the auspices of the Presbyterian  church.  Marriage licenses cannot be secured in Bellingham on Sundays.  Mr. Charles W. Webb has been appointed as returning officer of the  election to be held shortly in regard  to the Sumas Dyking scheme. .He  is C. M. C. at Chilliwack.  REGISTER YOUR VOTE  The provincial voters' list for this  riding will be revised in May next  and all residents of Westminster district, who are entitled to vote should  see that their names are on the voters' list, make application at once'  if your name has not already been  sent in to those who have tins work  in hand. Either the local Cons >r native or Liberal associations will look  after it if you ask them. New arrivals in the district should  a point to see that their names are  placed on the list. IT IS HIGHLY IMPORTANT TO HE ON THE LIST  THIS MAY.  DENNISON   NOTES  A very sad accident occurred here  last week on the B. C. E. R. track  ,,when Mr. Kenneth McDonald was instantly killed. Mr. McDonald was a  native of prince Edward Island. He  was well kiiown and highly respected  here where he had been engaged in  logging for the saw mills.  The supper and concert which was  announced for the 20th was postponed and will be held on Friday 3rd of  April instead It will be in aid of the  Presbyterian Manse Fund.  The King Mill lias finished work  here and will remove from this district some of our best citizens.  Mr. H. Hutchison, the manager of  the King Mill is well liked by the  employees and has been a kind  friend and good neighbor  iMr. and Mrs. Pope from New Westminster have been here for . some  time attending to their large ranch.  -Mr. Thomas Dennison has had a  bad fall from a ladder, but is now recovering.  MERGER PLAN ABANDONED  The proposed merger between the  Bank of Vancouver and the Royal  .Bank of Canada is off, and tho local  institution will maintain its separate  Identity. Arrangements have been  completed by which advances will be  made to It by some of the leading  banks of the country in order to place  it in a favorable condition to continue  business, which was carried through  by Mr. Shatford, who has "just returned from the East, will be present  ed at the adjourned meeting of the  Bank of Vancouver shareholders on  Tuesday next. Until that time full  details will ,be lacking.���������Ashcroft  Journal.  Fish yarns are the order of the day  up till Wednesday of this week when  the fish stopped-biting.,   .  SUMAS DYKING MEETING  (Continued-from .Page One)  should have their rights, and It is  not proper to deprive them' of their  rights. As to extension of timer;it  would be up to me; if commissioner,  to  find  out  the  will  of the  people.  Mr. Austin said he was so far down/  on Hie list that his advice as a prospective commissioner would not be  of much account.  Mr. Yarwood would not be a candr  'ABBOTSFORD,   B.   0������ ������  _~ .....   .     i.       i. ...... ...     i ,..���������������~^.~~���������  idate for commissioner under any  circumstances: He would however  like to see an independent report by  an independent engineer before the  contract was ratified.  Mr.-A-tkinsoh- took objection to this  as the commissioners, had the reports  of the best, engineers1 that could be  gotten.    \        ��������� '"J.'.., ,���������  Mr. Serl thought that until. com-  missioers were elected that the Rice  contract was not a legal contract.  There was', some discussion about  Clause 4 of. the'enabling Act. and4ts  meaning.' The; clause reads as follows:  "The additional powers hereby conferred shall not be exercised by the  existing commissioners, but may be  exercised by the commissioners to be  elected as hereinafter mentioned who  shall have in addition' to the said  powers, all the power's conferred up-  oriJ'commissionersby this Act."  Some discussion, arose as to the exact meaning of this .clause. Opinions  varied.        .    , V ���������.  " The second vote took place resulting as follows: ,",.'_  Atkinson   y ,! 22  Gillis,    : ..........I.. .30  Brown . 20  Lamson  '....;....'.:...i...:\*..-.: 11  Austin :....  8  Campbell    .10  Bowman .������������������: :..-.'.   4  The meeting then adjourned.  GOOD WORIC  . is what you will say when you  have seen our bath room after  we have installed the plumbing  Sanitary bath room appurtenances are as requisite,,to,, health  as a doctor is when jrpu are' ill.  Our work is always A-l, and our  tory.  '       ' j  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop .  Old Creamery, Bld^r.'' Abbotsford  fc  aster Dale  les   Duits  Dresses, Skirts  Beginning Saturday March 28th and continuing until  Easter, we offer our entire stock of Ladies' Ready-to  Wear Garments at Greatly Reduced Prices.  SUITS     ' "  $25.00 Suits i .':. $13.00  $20.00- Suits ....:-. :��������� $13.50  $18.00 Suits  $12.50  $16.00  Suits   $11.00  $14.00 Suits .".     $9.00  MILLINERY  $10.00 -Hats.:.:. $7.50  .' $7.50 Hats ..... ���������::.... $6.00  $5.50 Hats -...'....,$4.75  $5.00 Hats  $4.00  $4.10 Hats  $3.00  DRESSES  $15.00 Dresses .....$12.00  $12:50 Dresses ::���������..���������..$10.85  $9.50 Dresses .....  $8.45  $7.00 Dresses .......... $jS.������0  ; $6.00;:Dresses...:.;  %-9������  skirts -  r. .v.  y:;u.    >  $8.50   Skirts- ..���������.:.-.r.v, $7;45  $7.50 . Skirts    ;..,.. ..������6.90  $6.50   Skirts - :. $5.80  $5.50,. Skirts ���������-��������� :^-?0  $5.00- Skirts'  .-.g������ML.20  ��������� , ������������������������������������������������������ 3:   -������������������  High  Class  Merchandise  at Low Prices  >'    Ladies' rest room under redr balcony  SUMAS   - .��������� .'���������'-��������������������������� WASH.'  The St. Matthews church choir will  render Easter music. They are now  practising hard.  FOR SALE���������Bred-to-lay two hundred egg strain, Barred Rock Hens  $2.00 each, Cockerel $3.00 each.  Eggs  for setting   $3.00     per     15  Jno. A. Barr, Hatzic, B. C.  DAIRY  FARM  E^ ED  for garden and farm ore bes t  for B.C. soil S&& Catalogue* for  solid guar aate>������ of purity  and germination  S ������lid now for Copy ������ree  Sutton &Sons.Tho Kind's Soecta&n  Roadin^En^land  A.J.Wood ward  Victoria      Si       Vancouver  615 Fori- Sr. 667.6ranvjlloSh  SALE AGENTS PAR BRITISH COLUMBIA  $50 REWARD  For information of origin of the  lire which destroyed my house In Ab-  botsford and conviction of. the offenders. Address: ..H. C. FRASER,  Box ite, Salmon Arm, B.C.  '^HOUaE^TRENT���������ATAWjotsTord  High situation, newly painted. Apply  to James M. Milstead, Abbotsford.  WANTED to 're^TTo^^o^lL?0^ac^  res. house and barn, with option to.  buy. W.   P.  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Practical work - at practical prices  * ���������                                                     ��������� ������  5 Tho Tost publishes all the News t  * ,'���������-���������' *  * all   tho   time.      An    advertise- *  ���������K- *  * nioiifc in it will briny quick ro- J  # #  * suits. , Try it. #  * ' - ���������    ' #  PRESBVTUKIAN CHURCH NOTICE  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY, B.C.  aasBMmmammmm  M. MacDonald.  H. Watson, Mg'r.  \[.  ..EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c and $1.00  ���������; per day '  Pirsli'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. ni.  Public Worship, 3:30 p. m.  Funeral Director  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phons Connection       Mission City  J. K. MClVIENEiVIY  .-��������� - 'Horsetfhoer and General  Blacksmith  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  Repairs  First-class Carriage  Fainter in  Connection  ������ !  tfpuawmmm  G. &C. Mernani Co.  Springfield, Mass.  By far the best  Electric Iron  on the market  at ?any price  Electric Irons are  Indispensable  in  the modern  household"  The cheapest  high standard  Electric Iron  on the market  PRICE;(to parties using B. C. Electric current)   $3.(  Every Iron is guaranteed by the "Company for 10 years.  Abbotsford Salesroom at B. C. 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