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 ii������.  '.t  ls>  /  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VI., No. 20.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C, FRIDAY,   MARCH.   28, 1913  f������8  $1.G0 PER YEAR,  DEPUTY   MINISTER   WILL   RETIRE  APRIL     1.  Tha Times lias been autliorilallvoly  ,iiil'orinocl Unit the Provincial Government ycslorday morning, lifter some  discussioj), decided upon llio siipcran-  mmllon of .). J\'lcB. Smith, deputy min-  ist.or of finance. This has boon'rumored for a long time as being Ihe plan of  the Government, but it' was not until  yesterday that it was definitely decided to allow Mr. Smith to retire into'  private' -life. He. will sever his connection with tho Government April 1.  Ano,lher item of news which will bo  received with a great deai of surprise  is the announcement that J. A. Anderson, who. has been 'auditor-general  for many years,, is also to retire April  V, so that he will not como into possession of the increased powers granted to the auditor-general ������under the  new act.  Both Mr. Smith and Mr. Anderson  are familiar figures in the.public life  of the Province,' and during the many  years in which they have been connected with' the Provincial Government  hae made many friends.  With their retirement two positions  are 'open, and there is some speculation as to the identity of those -who.  are to be appointed in succession. The  person most widely taiked of for the  deputy ministership is W. ,J. Goepel,  ���������who has been for a long time connected .with the department.'  The name  of William  Marisoja. has  been  often  mentioned   in connection  with the auditor-generalship;   but    it-  has been officialy denied that he will  receive the appointment.���������Times.  SOMETHING.   FOR 'PUBLICITY   BUREAU  TO  SOLVE.  Why are, acres of cabbages routing  in the Holds of the Fraser Valley  while the marqet is being flooded  with WJishing'ton'state produce? This  is a question that is being asked daily  by many people here. One'answer to  the question was given at the New  Westminster market Friday, when'  two shipments were' received,- one  from Mission, ttye other from Chilliwack. The former. was - put up in  bags and,, were of soft, poor quality.  The other, packed in 200-pound crates,  was well .selected and of hard, firm  quality." These sold readily at half a  cent a pound above the market price,  .whereas the poorer stuff hadf.nb sale  whatever. The ,discrimination of commission men may have something to  do with the market, but the growers  are often to blame themselves for the  careless manner in which their produce is handled and placed on the  market. ��������� Foodstuffs in particular must  be made attractive before the clean  and thrifty housewife will purchase.  THE OUTLOOK  by Loyal trade at home.  ... Never send a dollar away fvom home  when the article that the dollar will  purchase, can- be, obtained .at home.  Money is our financial blood.-., ^''circulation keeps the business body alive.  Bleed that body by sending money  away and business will soon put on a  look of lethargy. Always' trade", at  home. Watch .the bargains offered/by  enterprising advertisers in this paper  and you will learn the best places to  spend those home, dollars.- , '    ,-  f-  *\  m/mamimmsm  Our Goods are open for  inspection and comparison, quality considered,  with    those   anywhere.  see  or yourseJ  . Martin Luther was a great man in  almost every way; his very faults  were great; he was a very imperfect,  though a very remarkable, character���������-  after a patient study of his character  (which we commend) one cannot, but  honor liis asone^of the greatest .of  men., In the midst,' of the fulness' of  bodily* vigor and wjrh .adequate means  of gratifying all cravings of the,senses,  of the mind, to. put aside-all, these  things which men "naturally seek; and  live for, and to'take'up-instead with  lifelong toil as his work'and only the  hope. of- a better resurrection as his  reward. To do this* firmly.-and-calmly and consistentlyi'throifghout-. the.  whole vigor and'maturity, of manhood,-  not with '-perpetualT self-applause'' but  rather as by an irresistible impulse  from within. This is truly great; and  this Luther,did for thirty.years daily,  and therefore Luther was !a great  man.  , ��������� ' , .   . ���������  , .A peasant by birth, the son of a  poor miner. His father loved-books  and book-men, and"'this "gave him the  great desire to make his son Martin  a scholar. From school he went to  Eriurthr-the mobt.v..o'elebrated, college  then:iii all Germany. He distinguished himself there; he was overtaken  by ,a dangerous illness, and later becomes a' Master of ���������Arts and a Doctor  of Philosophy/ arid , was appointed .to  lecture publicly, in Philosophy.' At  twenty he was celebrated.at the most  celebrated of all universities.' His ill-,  ness made him thoughtful; his visit  home; his return to Erfurth; his companion's-death (by lightning).; his  sick-bed vows; what little he had read  of the Eible -in the college library;  God; the future; the exhortations of  a faithful preacher; all so wrought  upon his mind that he resolved to become a Monk���������after going through  the necessary course of study and  mental discipline he was ordained a  PriesUn. May, 1507. The next year he  was'appointed a Professor in the University of Wittenberg. His friends  were astonished; his father astounded,  when he became a Monk, but though  grieved, because so disappointed, they  forgave and blessed each other.  He remained at Wittenberg for the  ���������next ten years of his life, when an  event occurred which was to turn the  whole current of his career and give  him a prominence .in. theological history which few other men have ever  attained.  His knowledge of ��������� the world, and  his own heart and of 'the Bible, had  much increased, and his ways of viewing many "things had changed correspondingly. The naturally practical  character of his mind and its now  superadded spirituality, would not allow him to- be satisfied, or even tol-  recant; on the 10th of December, J 520,  ho flung,the Pope's .bull into the fire  and,with it the canonical law and the  writings of Dr. Eck. By this act. he'  at ouce makes himself excommunicate.  Now comes-the turning point in  Luther's career, the most dangerous  crisis he 'was to reach, and the one  that needed the utmost courage and  most inflexible resolution to pass it  in, safety! It was ^that .which has become famous as the "Diet of Worms."  There is no finer scene in all history  than this of 'Luther at "Worms." Luther was not to be stopped by dread  of dignitaries, or fear of penalties. He  was 'there, unsupported, save by Him  who is ever to cheer and4 hope of the  strong in His grace. Calm and dignified, he faced 1he court, answered for  himself as only man /can who feels  and knows,what is just, good and true.  "If he can convince me , from the  Holy scriptures that I am in error, I  am ready with my own.bands to cast  the whole of my writings into the  fire."  Luther was dismissed from the Emperor's presence as a.heretic. His  homeward journey was full of danger.  His friends, made him a prisoner in  the "Warteburg." With this ends the  scenic history,of Luther's life.  He-was .in this  castle-cage -for ten  months.   We next see him' once more  back ;in, "Wittenberg," ..where for some  .time he'preached'with- great eloquence.  He married;   brought    up    a family;  published  a  translation   of the  Bible  in German and innumerable books; he  entered into .controversies with Erasmus, Henry VIII., the Sacramentaries;  organized, churches and governed multitudes in his own    nation    and    in  others. "He died in his bed in his own  town, in which he was born, in 1546.  He wrestled  foot  to foot-with three  Popes;   stood  his  pawn  against    the  greatest of all Emperors.    He was a  genuine great man.  We all have, our mission and the  same means of fulfilling it. It is the  duty of all to bear witness' to what  we believe to' be the Truth and to  fight against what we believe to be  error. To do this we must be: honest and earnest, manly and brotherly,  having illimitable faith and inflexible  decision, sincerity, largeness of heart,  fearing God and love besides.  HAWK.  SIR    RICHARD    ON    COLLZGE    DEFECTS.  "Rod arid Gun" for March, published  by W. J. Taylor, Limited, Woodstock,  Ont, is out with a varied and entertaining list of contents which include  the following: "After Caribou with  the Utchekats," by R. J. Fraser; "Old  Canada���������A Visit to the Gaspe Peninsula," by Madge Macbeth; "Up the  ���������\Vaverley Road," by Paul A. W. Wallace; "A Piscatorial. Pilgrimage of  Port Arthur Sportsmen,"    by    L. W.  \=:  ==/  erant of,  such  multiplied and  mean-1 Bingay;'   "An    Eastern    Black    Fox  ingles? forms as he had to deal with; j RancJ]j,, anotuer 0f \,\lQ series "Small  he must have-life;    he    must   have  spirit in them, or to him they were  mere deceits.    Against all  things  of  this kind he was a born rebel.  In 1517 came a large issue of indulgence. Luther denies their; validity;  Tetzel affirms it with vehemence; a  controversy between Luther and Tetzel arises; we shall not go into the  details but ask our readers to study  the history of the Reformation. Luther  Fur Bearers and How td Take Them,"  by George J. Thiessen; an installment  of. "A Canoe Trip in 1854," and other  articles of outdoor life both East and  West. The issue is attractively illustrated and should be read by all  sportsmen and lovers of outdoor life.  The. liquor bars in Calgary contribute $8200.a year to the revenue of that  city'and cost it for the police expenses  was summoned to Rome.   He will not j $55,000.  Sir Richard McBride, Priaie Minister of British Columbia, made ,the  'principal'address at the Charter Day  exercises of the University of California at Berkley, Cal., on March 22.  A large crowd assembled in the Greek  Theatre-and heard the Canadian statesman arraign the present methods of  university education and recommend  more practical training.  At the conclusion of his address the  degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on the university's distinguished  guest by President Benjamin- lde  Wheeler.   ��������� ,  In. his address at the Greek Theatre  Sir- Richard urged the necessity of  practical education, fitted to the requirements of the world's work.  Universities,    he    assorted,' should  change their methods, aiming prima'r-  ily. to develop individuality and teach  studentns   to   think   for   themselves.  Those self-made men who, regret the  meagrcness   of   their   early   schooling  probably would not have'achieved success,  he affirmed, had  they' been col-.  lege (trained, Premier McBride said.  '  The Premier Said in. Part   ,.  "Mr.. President.,- and   Gentlemen���������I.  shall not attempt to conceal the pleas-  use' 1 feel in having been  invited  to  deliver, your charter address, and'in  being present on this occasion for'that  purpose.   I.realize the honor of-following in the' footsteps of the many distinguished, men who have appeared before you in a similar capacity in the  past.    This pleasure is only mitigated  by the knowledge of my-inability to fill  the role in the same able manner as  those gentlemen.  "Were I endeavoring to account for  your' invitation, it might be on the  ground that as Prime Minister of-Brit-  is'h Columbia. I belong .to the same  geographical zone as you do in California, where so much of the history  of the Pacific Coast has- been epitomized���������where what has been ' denominated the Western spirit of America  was born: or that, as being politically  associated with the1 fortunes of my native province in this same geograph- ,  ical zone, I have had something to do  with the problems with which 'you  have had to deal. At all events, in a  large measure, we have physical and  sociological .conditions similar to your  own.  Behold World;s Commerce.  "We both belong to "the newer part  of a new continent, and' will shortly ,  look out upon the Pacific Ocean, beholding for the first time a world's  commerce borne into our harbors. And  is it not true that there are elements  much in common pervading the whole  of the Pacific Slope calculated to make  us kind to each other, and kindred in  aims and spirit?  "If   these  be  among   the   reasons  which prompted you to do me so. much  honor. I can only say that 1 appreciate  them .with all  my heart, and   assure  you that such sentiments willbe very  cordially   reciprocated   in   British  Columbia.    I feel  that there is a flux  the atmosphere of the West which ih*  having va  broadening   influence  upon  the peoples on both sides of the line,  although, as two nations, we politically  live apart.   The latter fact should not  and  does  not. alter  the  entente  cor-  diale which has existed so man years  and is stronger now than ever before.  We  can  live as  amicably,  neighbors  under separate flags, as we; could one  people under a single flag.      ���������  tf-i'.Mi'  35%%^^ ;'.;.^v.;  m  ffBE ABfiOTS^OHb P09t,     AfcBOTStfO&fc, B. C.  * ,������������������..'_' - ,iJ*.+ f* j  fcWi^flJ.M>l    Jl> ^A/^Jnlai.  as  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by1 The Post Publishing Company.  A'weekly Jourual^devotecl to*the interests of Abbotsford.and  suI���������i'ouudiilg, district.-  Advertisiug rates made' known on application    ,  -   LEGAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents per line for first insertion,  and 8 cents a line for'all subsequent consecutive insertions. v  Our Shibboleth���������Neither for nor agin the Government.  Friday, March 28, 1913  There is no doubt but that the naval policy will be fought out as a matter of politics in Canada.   The Liberals  and the Conservatives 'have lined up  in good shape and it looks as though  it would in the future be more a question o.f party than the true Canadian  sense of loyalty.    Henceforth it may  be expected that each party will have  its own naval policy, and the one that  appeals most to the people of Canada  is the one that will win, whether it  be the best one or not.    In the heat  of discussion it is to be hoped that the  true sense of loyalty so deeply bred  in the bone of the true Canadian born  will not be cultivated less than in the  past, and that future generations will  be as willing to respond to the call as  was Canada during the Boer war.  formance. Notice of a parcel placed in  a letter-box was presented' on three  subsequent days beTore the parcel  was produced. It i3 not necessary to  go further; there is obviously a! screw  loose, somewhere; perhaps" several  screws. Such widespread complaints,  emanating from every branch of the  community, can lead" to but :6ne' conclusion,'that the service is inefficient  and unreliable; it Is for the department to fin dout where the weakness  lies, and to remedy it.���������Victoria Week.  EASTERN   MARKET.  The following resolution brought  forward by the Duncan Board of Trade  affords food for thought and in regard to the Orientals should be acted  upon:  "That, whereas land in this province is being acquired by Japanese and  other persons of Oriental origin to an  alarming extent, and  "Whereas, the holding of land by  these people has a ;demoralizing effect on land values and is otherwise  undesirable, and  "Whereas,; it is a fact that certain1  districts in California have been .utterly abandoned by the former white  owners, and the said districts have  been colonized by Japanese, and  "Whereas, there Is grave danger of a  similar state of affairs being brought  about in this province if strong measures are not taken by the Provincial  Government to prevent it, be it therefore ���������}' :?>;i?ff$\  "Resolved,' That this Board urge  upon the Provincial Government the  necessity of enacting legislation which  will, prevent the registration of land'  titles by any person of Oriental extraction, or by any person who is not a  British subject by birth or naturalization, or a Bubject of the United States  of America, and  "That every Board of Trade in the  Province, the leading newspapers of  British Columbia, the^Ity and district  Municipal Councils, and other public  bodies throughout the Province ��������� be  asked' to endorse this resolution, and  "That a copy of this resolution be  forwarded to every member of the  Executive Council of British Columbia,  to the leader of His Majesty's loyal  Opposition and to the member for Cow-  ichan in tho Provincial House, and  that they each be requested to work  to secure the enactment of remedial  legislation asked for in this resolution."  No white man needs to be convinced  as to the great desirability.of allowing  Orientals to mix freely and on equal  terms with ourselves. In Japan -a  white] man cannot hold land except  under great disabilities. Every handicap is placed upon him and every  obstacle put in the way of his material advancement. We are not wanted  in Japan and the Japanese are not  afraid to say so.   The Japanese ^re  certainly not wanted in this country  and it is about time we said -so al60.  We are still in a position to take some  definite  action     in  this  matter.    Nof  doubt action of the kind necessary to  keep this land a white man's land will  not be very palatable to the Japanese  government, but Japan is in no position to raise any very strenuous protest just now,  or for some years to  come.    Her people are    overburdened  with excessive taxation, - which is levied   in   order   to  build   warships   and  equip her army.   The country has not  yet   recovered   from   the   tremendous  expenditures  rendered  necessary    by  the Russo-Japanese war of ten years  ago.    Besides  all  these  things  Great  Britain is the only European ally of  Japan,   and   Japan   cannot   afford   to  break  with  us  at  the  present  juncture.    The British Empire and Japan  together are able  to keep the peace  on the Pacific.   Any other combination  of powers at the present time would  Inevitably lead to war.   How long this  state of affairs will continue is doubtful,  but  it  is   clear   that  we  cannot  hope always to be in a position to dictate our terms to Japan on matters of  this kind.���������Cowlchan Leader.  POST   OFFICE   SERVICE.  It is not a pleasant task to publish  so many serious complaints about the  inefficiency of the local' post office service. " The difficulty is' increased by  the knowledge of the fact that most of  the trouble arises through the indifference of the authorities at Ottawa,  who do not seem _ able to realize the  extent to which Victoria has developed  during the last few years. The simple  facts published on the authority of the  Henderson Directory Company during  the present week should not be-without some effect on the department. The  population of Victoria^is new stated  to be 67,000, which means that it has  doubled within two years. The Week  has ascertain'ed that the increase in  the staff and appliances of the local  post office during that time does not  exceed twenty per cent. No further  comment is necessary. The complaints  by the numerous correspondents- of  The Week are not lacking in definite:  ness or particularity and many of them  cannot be answered. In addition to  the lengthy letter from Mr. Forsythe,  published in the current number, which  in several importance instances demonstrates the weaknes of the service,  The Week has a long letter from one  of the leading firms of manufacturers  in the city, giing no, fewer than five  specific instances of failure to-deliver  letters and parcels within a reasonable time. As there is not space to  print this letter "in extenso," the following instances may be cited: A letter was posted by the Provincial Government in Victoria asking for a tender on certain work; blue prints were  dispatched by the same mail under  separate cover; they arrived ten days  after they were mailed. A letter addressed from Vancouver to a business  addressed within the city limits of Victoria was returned in three months to  the original sender, having been to  England; as the envelope was also  returned, the correctness of the origi-  1 nal address was verified. A letter was  posted to an address within the city  limits from the Victoria Theatre'two  days before a certain performance  took place./ The letter reached its  destination two days  after the  perr  Owing  to  Friday being a holiday,  narket day at New.Westminster was  leld on Thursday, and a fairly brisk  faster market, with a good supply of  eggs,  poultry  and   Easter  lilies,  was  the result.   For the first time this'season fresh sturgeon was placed on the  market, the supply which was obtainable finding a ready sale at 15. cents- a  pound.   Meat and vegetables remained  about the same as last week, tho mar-  feoffor these commodities being very  steady.  The demand throughout was very  good considering that it was a holiday market. The egg and poultry  market- was mediocre and it is expected that eggs have now reached  the rock-bottom price, from henceforth  a-tendency to-strengthen being predicted. The hens are laying well, but  Lhe demand Is ever increasing, and the  supply will shortly not be equal to the  demand.  Two live turkeys  were offered for  sale at 35 cents a pound, while poul-  cry was the, same as' last week, pullets selling for from., ?12 to $15 per  dozen. The supply of ducks still remains  small    and    the    high    prices  .vhich are being paid for them1 do not  show any signs of weakening. At  present-ducks are selling for from $14  co $18 per dozen.  Potatoes and vegetables did not find  a much brisker demand, than last- week  and although the supply has somewhat Increased the prices remained  the same, potatoes selling for from.?8  co $12 per ton. The supply of fresh  lish is ever increasing and the demand  is likewise on the increase. Salmon,  oolichans and halibut were'the fresh  fish offered this morning, all selling at  he prices which obtained last week.  Fresh sturgeon sold for 15 cents a  pound.  The supply of cut flowers, especially  I laffodils and hyacinths, was very good  ���������this morning and the purchasers were  eager to procure the choice Easter lily  blooms which were offered. The prices  m this department also remained  steady.  The Prices.  Eggs, retail, dozen  :  30c  Eggs, wholesale   23c to 25c  Eggs, duck, per dozen -.  35c to 40c  Chfckens, per dozen ?12 to $13'  Pullets, per dozen : ?15  Young birds, per dozen  ?6 to ?8  Broilers, per dozen...! $8 to ?10  Poultry, live weight 24c to 25c  Ducks, per doz  $12"to $24  Ducks, per lb. ...: 20c to 22c  Poultry, dressed, per lb  39c  Turkey, per lb', live weight.. 33c to 35c  Geese, per lb; live weight.... 20c to 23C  Turkey, dressed, per lb .-.��������� 40o,  Geese, dressed, per lb :....23c to 25c  Vegetables.  Potatoes, ton $9 to $12  Beets, per" sack 75c  Carrots, per sack 75c  ParsnipB  : -'-  $1.00  Cabbage, wholesale, per- lb _3c  Cabbage, per head 10c to 15c  Onions, per Back $1.25  Celery, per crate .--  $1.50  Turnips, per sack 75c  Small Fruits.  Apples, per box.. $1 to $1.40  Apples,. 5  lbs : 25c  Pears, per box $1.00  Eggs and,. Butter- -  Duck eggs, per dozen -.: .606  Young birds, per doeen..��������� $6 to $8  Butter, retail, per lb/  35c to'40c  Honey,'per comb 25c  Wholesale Meat.  Pork, per lb...... .13c to 13%c  Lamb, per lb. ......;.  12 l-2c  Mutton, per lb. 12 Vic to 13c  Retail Meats.  Beef, best rib roasts ....  20c to 22c  Beef, loin   26c to 27c  Beef, round steak   20c to 25c  Boiling beef   14c  Beef, short loin  28c  Beef, post roast   .18c  Pork 20c to 25c  Mutton-' 20c to 22 l-2c  Sugar cured corned pork...;.....; 20c  Homemade pork sausagge, lb 20c  Salted pigs' head, lb.................... 8c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb...;....-..:-.........10c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb. ....15c  Sugar cured hogs' headB, lb.7.  &c  Sugar cured corned beef, lb 15c  Pure.lard.... ���������......15c  Strg"ar cured bacon....;..,. -....���������. vJMte  These1 words-mean different things to different people.   Taken together they will, in a measure,  describe for all the people the quality'.of  B. J. GERNAEY HARNESS  Get that cash discount of 10. per cent on Harness.  B.. J. ��������� GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. C.  nmsnsaB  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McKENZIE  y^w^VifyifW^-  iUtSUI  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. ferley  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.       jj)  Thoroughbred white Plymopth Rock  Cockerels. None better any where  and the prices are right.  Eggs for Hatching from the above  strain at reasonable prices.  VlcCall  urn  a  f 1   fo/ff 9  g  Practical Ladies' and Men's  Tailors.  wili open temporary premises next door to Livery A|  Barn April 1st;   Trial order solicited,     (  Satisfaction guaranteed.   Pressing  "������������������������������������' and Repairing done  ������  '  I  4  M^tii^������mMm.m������mmmMMmmmmiiimimBlMms>^!SSIi V.  &  AB������d^|K)RD i 091',     ABBGTStfORD, B C,  ������  ���������{��������� ��������� v . '  J.  ?  I  imer  We have just received a complete   J  $  collection of  the very latest designs  X. -     ~ ^  I  gpd shades in Suitings, Trouserings  I gnd Spring and Fall Overcoatings,  I ��������� etc., for Made-to-measure Clothes.  | As Easter comes early this year,  we  | would urge you to x call   and   make  your  | selection as soon as possible so as to make  ���������J* ''  i sure of the pattern of your choicer  i  i  y  Geo. C. Clark _/ -  Abbotsford  JL  L^i\^I/A.Lj  xuHiuiumLAmm^L^y  tif*smmi>i!r*miaurjr.wamwl������t^mmvm<m  j Mcelroy. & Co.  LIQUORS,   WINES"':AND - CIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essendene Ave..and Osear St., :  CITY  0������  wamaraauaMw^jWMa^ii^^  ABBOTSFORD, B. G!/  - Strictly-first-class'in every respejct.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50. TO  S2.QO  PER  DAY  a A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS^  Pork,, Mutton, ] teef, Veal, Pork Sausages, |; Weinies  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  rffARRON  BROS.  Maimers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Office  and, chapel���������  i-034 Granville St.,     Phone 3486  North Vancouver,        Office     and  Chapel���������116 2nd St. Ph^e 131.  STRAYED���������To my place,, a Grade  Jersey Heifer, about seven  months .old, /on Decembar 1st.  -Owner"can claim samje tby paying* for notice and board. G. CV  Kenney, 1%, mile   east,  %    mile  no,rth of Vyb Statkta;  mmtasmm^wmmmm&mmig&mm  s for  tree  "How dear to .my heart is IheN steady  subscriber,  Who pays in advance at the end of  the year, .     .  .And  never says  stop'it,- but  instead,  says:  'Sehd> it,    ., -  For with its-glad presence comes a  halo of good cheer.' "  msmamsBsmmmmsiBm  mmmmmwwmmmwmmmimimm  mmsmmmmmm THB ABBbTSFORD POST,  as  MCG0W1 REPLIES  TO  AUBOTSFOUD, B. C, March 17.  The Editor, Abbotsford Post, Abbotsford, ������. C���������Dear Sir: Along with  many other monitors ot* I lie Board of  Trade, I feel sors at the comments  made by you on Mr. Hill-Tout's letter,  especially when you come next door  to calling him a liar. 1' hardly think  this is following up the good advice  you recently gave in your paper to all  citizens to work harmoniously together  and have no knockers in our midst.  Now, the Board of Trade meetings  have boon better attended this year  than ever, and there has been an excellent understanding and good feeling  amongst the members, and this is the  first jolt we have liad, and it looks bad  coming from the Post, whose motto  is to "Boost for Abbotsford."  I am afraid you don't understand the  circumstances or you have got your information wrongly. In the first place,  Mr. Hill-Tout was not appointed by the  Board to interview the Railway Commissioners. Those appointed by the  Board were James Higginson, J. M.  Ebray and L. Ga'zley.. None of these  gentlemen were able to carry out their  commission, and Mr. Hill-Tout was  asked at the last minute to step into  the breach and do the best he could.  Even had Mr. Hill-Tout failed to do  anything at all there would have,been  no blame attached to him.  The minutes of the Board of Trade  show'that Mr. Hill-Tout has done more  in the way of representing the Board  at Vancouver, New Westminster and  even Victoria than practically all the  other members put together,, and I  have yet to learn that he has ever put  in one cent for expenses.  Now, we do- not have many members  with the time and ability of Mr. Hill-  Tout at their command, and I hate to  think .any remarks of yours should  cause us to lose his services. It seems  to be the way that the man who sits  still and does nothing (except kick  once in awhile) gets off, while the man  who steps in and tries to do his best  for the community gets no thanks  when he does everything right and gets  heaps of abuse should the least thing  go wrong. I hold no brief for Mr. Hill-  Tout, but there has been a very bitter  feeling aroused over your comments,  "and as.,Mr. Hill-Tout was away several members have asked me to write  and have backed me up b signing this  letter.  Trusting you will find space for this  letter. Yours truly,  J. A. McGOWAN.  The Post is pleased to give publicity  to the above letter, but see/no reason  for the publishing of any name .except  that of the writer, as very lew of those  who signed were residents of the growing town of Abbotsford when the Board  of Trade was forme'J, and therefore  cannot be familiar with the minutes of  the many meetings and the workings  of the Board since its formation.  It has been the endeavor of the Post  to verify its reports of the monthly  meetings "from the secretary. Just as  a matter of news. This our present  secretary will, the Post believes,-state  to be the truth. Of course, on various  occasions the report was given from  his loose sheets, but the Post will leave  it to others to doubt that a full and  ��������� correct report of each meeting was not  given.  Like the writer of the letter, the  Post has a very great respect for Mr.  Hill-Tout, as he is a valued citizen  and member of the Board, but there  is really not much use sending a good  man, no matter how much "time and  ability." he may have, unless me matter has been gone about in the right  way. There is osly one way in these  matters, and that is the way that the  commission demands ��������� consent for  hearing and an appointment. These  two being granted, and the Board's  representative present at the appointed  meeting, there should be no cause  whatever for disappointment in the  case not being called. Of course, if  no appointment Is made by the Board  of Trade secretary with the secretary  of  the  Railway Commission,  and  no  No bread, no matter how perfect,  is too good for your family. Our  product is as nearly perfect as can  be made.   Try it.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  THE SMALL STORE WITH  THE WELL ASSORTED  A mail order will convince you that  we have the right goods at  THE RIGHT PRICES  RSBAC  OK$/.,  This store will close every  MONDAY,: WEDNESDAY  arid FRIDAY at 6 o'clock.  \m\  Hardware and Furniture  =c������  FOR SAALB���������5 young milch cows to  freshen from the -27th of this  month. . Apply to R. OWEN, one  mile south of B. C. E. R., Mount  Lehman.  NOTICE.  APPLES FOR SALE.  No. 1 N.  Spies,  per box ?1.25  Russets, per box   1.25  B. Davis, per box  1.00  Kindly leave your order with Geo.  C. Clark, and  they will  be  delivered  to any address in Abbotsford.  McNABB  &   GELLETT.  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  consent for hearing granted, it matters not who is awaiting liis turn at  the commission is not bound to take  whether he has "time and ability" and  does it without "one cent of expenses,"  the commission is not bound to taqe  the matter up, and would probably not  do so. If Mr. Hill-Tout sat for two  whole days awaiting his turs, the Post  is safe in saying that "some one had  blundered." Who has blundered?  Mr. McGowan states that Mr. Hill-Tout  has not.   ThenVho is it? '   .  CAN'T RAISE WILD TURKEYS.  According to the report of the provincial game warden, the experiment  of raising .wild turkeys in British Columbia has not been successful. The  birds were placed in charge of Deputy  Game Warden Cummins at Sardis,  who had them placed in pens, and any  eggs which were good were placed under domestic turkeys. The result of  this experiment being a failure it was  deemed advisable to liberate the birds  and one pair was loaned to Stanley  Park, Vancouver, and the other pair  sent to Cranbrook. In both places the  birds now have plenty of space to  roam at will and should they be sue-(  cessful in raising any chicks these are  to be turned out at the discretion of  the government.  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and  Graining  and Carriage Painting  go to  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY. B.C.  This hotel makes a specialty of  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers.     Comfortable   sitting-  room and   best of  hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled.  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day  CHAS. E. DeWITT, Proprietor  FOR SALE.���������Eggs for hatching.  White Wyandottes, prize winners at  all the loca.1 exhibitions; also, a few  choice pullets and cockerels. . Apply  C. B. HILL TOUT.    P.O. Box 63.  E. O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Building  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call. ' i  Practical work at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert  Carriage Painting  us a  We will use you right.  Abbotsford  >  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith  enderson & layior  (Associate   Members Can.'  Soc. C. E.)  Civil Engineers  R.A.HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Office,next P.O. P.O.Box II  For the Residence,  Store or[Office.  Power  For] Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be eiven to all aoDlications for service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  ,   the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at  Vancouver Abbotsford New Westminster  B. C. Electric blk. .',.''��������� B. C. Electric blk.  ;i  \  ii  I  i  Hi  t  ��������� m  1  it  In  i  S  m  v  ������:  /������Sk  ���������1 ��������� T������Jn  I  S  ft i**1  r.v  u is

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