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 -' I  >>  '*  {il  9  w  <������  >A  v  i  Vol. IV., No. 20.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.,,FRIDAY}   MARjCH 22, 1912  gSh>8. .    $1.00 PER' YEAR  *$ ^^^M^^^jW^'' #^4St^^ *&' J  ������?������  Just at present we are putting |:.|  on our Shelves a full range of rl  ft?**  *^-  '#>  #  ������><  rum s  English  Colors guaranteed absolutely  fast.     Ask - to 'see   our new  !#:  5*  ,.M'  '���������*&>*)  G  ace curtains  -���������2-. 5  HE  \J  Dpeciais  Corn Flakes, 10c. per package  Royal Crown Soap, 7 fears for _  Garden Seeds, 3 packages for 5c  Ham, 17c per lb. Peaches, tin, 15c  ..   Flour, 1.65 -per sack.  Spring sj  les- .'Shoes';- just arrived.    The  most up-to-date stock in town.  loneer  Q  %*  BUILDiNG A MANSE  The Presbyterians of Mt Lehman are planning Lo build a . new  manse this summer, for their' pas-  c -,*.���������, Mi*. J. C/'Al/Ier, who has rented his-house at. Abbotsford. , The.  new building will be ��������� two s^ory-  h'.g'h and '22x28, mak'n'g a nice.  ���������coim'fortablo  home ' for  Mr.  Alder.  The church was built 30,ine. thirteen years ago and has. been \vVih-  out a manse during that time, but  the recent growth and prosperity.  o.f >the church enables the .members  o flhe congregation to undertake,  the work of. providing a manse  far their pastor." '  NOW SELF-SUPPORTING   ���������  ~    -'       ������������������.*' ���������'  A  commissi any of. the Presbyter-���������  ian presbytery was held at^Mission  City yesterday, to. discuss the break  ing away of the^ Clayburn Presbyterians from the church at Mission  Ci|ty.   Heretofore   the    pa'Sjtor  ' at  Mission. City, Rev. Mr.  Pow,  conducted services at both' places ; but  the Presbyterians of-Clayburn decided that "the'yi conld 'support   a  pastor  of - their ::bwni ..arid   consequently -.the ^jm^e.Cing; at 'Miaisioh:  CH:y.'-i'Rev.;-Mr: 'Campbell'' of" A'bbV  o.tsford was present from this town.  , .The,,decision ,'arrived at  by-tlie  meeting was that  the  only- thing  to- do was to permit Clayburn to,  have   the. privilege   of  supporting  their own pastor.   The people  intend to build   a- new church there-  as well as   a   manse  in' the  nea?  future. ���������    Heretofore -the   meetings  have been held in tlie school house.  A inew organ was recently  purchased for the chiireh.-   !���������_;   CLAYBURN NOTES.  A grand concert is to be field at  Clayburn this evening.  The young ladies of the town  met last week in a sewing -circle at the home of Miss Duncan.  ANOTHER NEW HARDWARE,'  "   ' STORE.' j.  About three years ago. the first  haiV/wiare iiatore 'Started/'-buainosV*  town,'and 'ha's ever' since" grown-  Now the business of The tovvnis increased by another hew store'iIoiia  the flame line's. ' The new firm :!is  composed 'of citizens' of- Abbot's-  f'jrilj who' have purchased the stoi\  of Messrs'; -Authier -BrosJ oi 'tbwh  > .     *  The building is being remodelled to-  suit the large stock-which the-firm  ,is,*; putting   in. ; On,, Thursday .the-  third  car . of  hardware, 'farm -im-  p'.'emeuts, etc., was  being unload--  ed:   It-is expected .that two more'  cars, will arrive in> a - short tiirie:  It is expected- that .the, store will  be  open for business  the   end cT  thia week" br^early next week, un-  derWthe" management*'of Mr. ~J. Elliot, formerly''Vitn"'"Mr'.: H: Alanson  cf this*'t6wri,' who" will' no "doubt"'  'ook Well;after'the' interests of the  new 'fiifm'i having-aaVhe- has',- many  years of experience iri'this line, not -  only in Abbotsford, but also in tile  upper "country:!- ',    ���������-     .;  \.   _  i  The  fact that   the-   Ajbbotsford  Hardware Coimpahy. -has seen- fit  to organize arid "put in '.'if stock' of  hardware,'---farmri implements',''etc.,  mdicate^tliat there^'a'an. "le.ve^'iri-  jcraaaii.g^deriiar'di'fdr that line*' of  [b.uBinessViri. .th'iis^ Vommuriijfcy,"4' The  district around Abbotsford is'^fo.w  V.ng, ana.as the  town is centrally.  , located -,there ��������� ia .little- .doub.t  that  ���������d n;new?f'.rm will do .a   large business, and he the means of attradt-'  ing to,the town many people who  -    ������������������   '-.i - -,'   *��������� i-.r- -��������� <,     ���������?    .i*  have: in,,the pa'sfc beienl iri'the habit  of goiri'g away' for some* of their  goods.      '      "  .,lt is understood ,.that there- is  unlimited capital behind, thie new  firm', and that a large and varied stock will be kept on hand.  . Miss Eroe, of Vancouver, was tlie j izbe,th  McCallum', -of  Mt.. Lehman,  guest of the Misses Elliot last Mon  day. '   ���������   ,.   :  Dame Rumor has. it   that   Clay  J  burn is to have another new store.  Mr. and Mrs. SelbyJ returned from ���������  the Old Country last"wee*k where.  'they   'splint   three  'man'th's   sightseeing.  The CJayburn Briak Works are  receiving a large number of or-.  ddro'these days and are kept busy  all the time.  SUBJECT OP PRESENTATION  Mr. E. M. Brown, of the Great.  Northern, who will shortly leave  Abbotsford for Port Georg'e, was  made the recipient of a handaome  dressing case by the members of  the choir of the Pre&tojy.t'aria'n  church. While here he has acceptably filled the position of leader  of the choir, and in losing him tlie.  choir felt in duty bound io show  him isome appreciation of hjs1 services that he could take away wlr.h  him to remember Abbotsford by.  The presentacion took place at tl\&  marise  on Thursday evening  last:  When Premier McBride and At-  torneyrGeneral. .Bowser   spoke*  at-  Penticton the pupils were Fiven   a-  ho'Iiday'", Wouldn't it be-fun- if - an  c./ec>ib'n, was oh in Chiilllwack?  MUSIC HATH CHARMS  On Monday evening last the Misses Steede gave their secoridi annual concert in the Maple Leaf Hall.  Worn' a social'and financial stand  pbiht'-the. evening -was *"a; grand  'success.- The. hall-was crowded, to  its. fullest .capacity, wi/thi both, old  and .young, all assembled  to  hear  the pupils of thevMisses S'teede re-  ���������>    *<  . ���������      .  cite; act and sing.  The carrying out of the -evening's  programme -showed that theJ pupils' had-been trained with utmost  care and precision, an*d that they  were gaining rapidly, for. so youthful musicians, a good idea of the  harmony of music. 'The different  numb'ers'Oin the programme brought  -credit]both on. the teacher and pupils, and that the town' was. fortunate in having so successful musical instructors...;-;,  .   While a.i.1 part's of  the  program  were   carried  outvwith' such   perfection' and ;tb the  satisfaction  of  an'appreciative  audience, perhaps  no. part   of   it   attracted   so   much  attention   as  the   action   songs   of  the .little' tcts.- It    showed-   that  the-hearts'.of the: pupils   were" in  tfefelir-^woirk.- Without  riien/t|bn(ng/  ithe"''rianje,&.'ahd\-the'qt'e^  be-isaid that'all who"took;part are  to- be-congra tula ted, 'and the teachers deserve'to succeed,'as it is not.  every-town the size of-Abbotsford  that  can produce such 'an   entertainment.  '|A*j.��������� i.*^ '*\ -"j      -^  ABBOTSPORD-SCJMAS AGRI-  . CULTURAL ASSOCIATION.  THE GRIM REAPER, DEATH  The funeral of the la'te Miss EI-  A meeting of the above a3socii  ati&n ��������� will be held ' orf-' Saturday  evening of this week when it is  likely the date of the coming fall  fair will be decided on.  The association has now a goocl  membership anu is in a fair way  to- /Mjfcce'dd, Negotiations are'!.on  for the purchase of fifteen acres  of land  within  ten-minutes  walk  takes place today, from' her par-,'of the C.P.R. station. This is a  cuts' residence -at -Mt. .Lehman to f'ne tract of land and will be large  the. Mt.**Lehm.an cemetery, at ������*6 : enough    fo   rone    of   (the   fin/es.t)  grounds in   the  Fraser  Valley.   A  handsome" figure is to be paid for  itv '     .  Last year the first exhibition\vas  pitas'.-- . ' '���������'���������:,   ���������>: ���������     '.   ��������� .      ���������"..���������������������������.  :The .decealse'd,- whc5 is "the eldest  daughter of- Mr."arid Mrs. Alexlilc-  .Callumi-'p'asse'd^away :bri ���������' Wednesday, last, afterJ.!a:'geVere-illness, : held and wa^s-considered a grand  caused by cancer. ��������� She was 3.0 years ' 5ucceas by ,all who attended> and  of age-in, the prime of ��������� life...Re v. there; was a "good attendance. The  J. C. Alder -will conduct the funeral  -ceremony.    ...  The. deceased's .family  who   are  who'-e .afi\;r  was financed, by  the  citizens' and   it  is   expected   tha;t  this year will be   a   much .greater  imo.ng the old-time residents of Mt. ' success, as there is better prganiz  .Lehman, have the sympathy of lhe  ��������� .'ninnm'.ty, in this,-   a   time of sor-  - rcw and bereavement.  CUSTOMS COMING TO ABBOTSFORD.  On April 1st the customs office  of Huntingdon will be removed to  Abbotsford. It is the intention; lo  use the waiting room of the station  for offices and a part of the  freight sheds for warehouses until isuch tirhe as proper 'accomodation can be provided which will  bedbne at an'early date. The officials ma'de-', a visit to Abbotsford  this weefk when the above arrarige-  . merits...were  completed.  ���������A building-' wijll be placed toi'th-i  south -of the present station, right  away.  ation. Mr. Archibald, the rustling  president .of the association, was  in town on Thursday and he reports that he is everywhere this  year meeting with much more, encouragement than last year.  It will undoubtedly be much easier for the Association to finance  its exhibition this year, ,as it has  secured some assistance from Sum-  as, when at its last council meeting  it voted the sum( of $100 towards  defraying the expenses. It is expected that the Matsqui council  will donate a! like amount. Some  assistance is also assured from the  provincial  government   this  year.  AU  ;who   intend '��������� corn/pfa.t^g   for  prizes this year should now be laying their, plans,'as it is the one who  plans long ahead in cases of this*  kind who succeeds. -[���������-I���������J���������'  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,       ABBOTSFORD. B. C.  THEABCOTSFORD POST  Publlshed-every   Friday   by"   Uie   Post  Publl.slilii(f Compi"*:'.  {A weekly Journal devoted to tho Interests of Abbotsford and suu -'Hiding d's-  tr-ict.  Advertl.slng Rates made kno-w..   ti application.  T^KOAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents, per  line for first Insertion, and 8_ceiitB a line  for all subsequent consecutive Insertions.  ���������     Our Shibboleth���������Neither lor nor ftfifin  the   Government.  g'.xai'iiri '   i .-!     i       . ' .  h"'"bi  FRIDAY,    MARCH 22, .1912  THE    MARKET.  Damp, nasty weather attended  the weekly market Friday morning,  but despite these averse conditions  there waa a good attendance -of  farmers arid buyers. Prices ruled  steady throughout and the market  was very fair'although there was  not a very plentiful Buppfy of  meats.  Vegetables came forward freely.  Beets, parsnips, turnips and other  varities were there  in  abundance  and but little difficulty was experienced in disposing of them.   Potatoes stiffened in price somewhat  and  practically 'none , tfoiUd    .be  bought' for less than $30  per ton.  The supply was good and   a   large  puiaaiftity   was  .sold.   The   demand  for seed potatoes was also excellent but very  few  of   this quality  were  available.   Those   who  have  seed potatoes are holding them for  their own requirements or telse they  can sell 'all they wish tor their immediate- neighbors without bringing them to  market.  What meat there waa, was: snapper up as soon las it appeared.  There were two or three carcasses  of beef and some nice, pork. Veal  was not plentiful arid mutton; was  not to be ,������een. In view of this  small supply prices held at the old  levels in a brisk (market.- The usual activity prevailed among the  fowls but no changes in price were  noticed. The birds were of good  average quality}.   Eggs were   a lit-  MAINTENANCE GANGS TO' KEEP  ROADS IN REPAIR  With a view fo giving .the roads  of the province more attention than  has' been the case in past years,  the department of public works  has provided.for tlie establishment  of maintenance gangs,. which will  be stationed .along the route of the  Canadian Highway, and also on* the  other travelled roads of the prov-  ince<  .(The- 'eisftablishment of maintenance Igarigs is one of indirect results of,the/ convention of roa"3 superintendents1 held in Victoria last  month,'.when thirty-three superintendents1 were iii session- for, three  ���������lays.-.' The, ^announcement v that-  ieveral ; of these maini;:enar������:i:e  gangs; would bo placed on the  .���������oad������! of��������� this year, was not made  public, but wa's obtained from' the  Deputy-Minister of Public Works,  W. W. Foster, by P. W. Luce, Secretary of the Canadian Highway  Association.1  This move on the part of the Department can " be traced in a  measure, to the efforts of the Canadian Highway Association for the  betterment of road standards in  3ritish Columbia, as it was one 6\  the requests brought to the notice  of the* Ministers at an audienco  with the officers of the Canadian'  Highway Association, early, in January.     '  ���������In speaking of the 'necessity .of  keeping the roads of this province  in. :good shape, not only.for motor,  travelling, biit also for the bene-  ,*'t of1 'other1 classes of vehicles  W. J. Kerr, President of the Canadian Highway Association, aaid:  ' "It icannot be regarded as good  economy to ..build roads without  making- suitable provision to maintain'and to keep, them/' in a proper latate. of repair. Municipalities  undertaking the construction' of  good roads shouYd' carefully face  this responsibility.' It. is mot" one  of an.alarming, character, in point  of cost, any more thaiv. is the cost  of construction; for-'it has been  found 'that . a) system :of mail?  roads can be built and maintained  in 'any coiriiriunity without burden-  so'me' taxation;   A system of con-  ooooooooooooooooocoooooooo  o ..    ,  3 WHO'S WHO  3-     ,-       IN CANADA  oooooooooooooooooooooooooo  '   W..-T, ilOBSOX  If every settler' brought into  Canada is worth a thousand ��������� dollars  to' tho Dominion; and the average  value of a tourist is five dollars per  day to the district ��������� visited, then the  ���������Canadian Pacific Railway Company  is the greatest asset this country'possesses, because it attracts many  thousands of tourists and immigrants  annually.  Much of its great traffic is secured  through the medium of judicious advertising.  ��������� Sir Thomas Shauglincssy, gives tho  Advertising Department of the railway his personal attention, but the  mau who altcnds'to'tho details of tho  work is W. .T. Robson, the General  Advertising Agent. Mr. Robson's office  Is'at the Windsor station at Montreal,,  from  where  he  annually directs  the  W. T.  It015SOX.  B.'g  Railroad   Advertising  Man  tie firmer than they have been for   tinubus maintenance should be ad-  the past two weeks land some were   opted   in. every .county   wheraby  sold as high as 60 cents a dozen.  Twenty-seven cents (has been the  ruling price for some( time, but at  thia level the demand widens and  egg-a are easily marketed. At.40e  or so it begins to narrow again,  and unless eggs are very scarce  thia level cannot long be maintained. -  Following are the quotations:  Vegetables, Wholesale.  Beets, per sack  -. .-.--".$1.00  Carrots, per sack   75c  Parsnips, per sack  ��������� $1.Q0  Turnips, per sack ��������� - 60c  to ,75c  Potatoes, "per ton $27 to $30  Onions per crate - $1.75 to $2  Vegetables, Retail.  Beets, per  bunch      5c  Onions,  per   lb. ...:.....   8c  Potatoes, per sack ��������� $1.35. to $1.40  Carrots, per..bunch  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������  5c  Cabbage,  per   lb.    -. -3c  Turnips,  each    -    5c  Eggs  and Butter.  "Eggs, retail, per  dozen      35c  Egg19! wholesale, per dozen 27 to 30c  Butter, retail, per lb.  ��������� * 35 to  40c  Retail Meata  Beef, best rib roasts   15c to 18c  Beef, loin  16c to 20c  Beef, round steak       18c  Boiling beef.   10c to 14c  veal  -' 15c to 20c  Pork,  15c to 20c  lSugar cured bacon   20c to 25c  Mutton 13c to 20c  Dressed chicken, per lb ���������25c to 30c  Wholesale   Meats.  Veal,large ���������������������������-- -  Veal, small   Beef, front quarter ...  Beef, hind quarter -  Spring lamb    Mutton   -   Porkk  ���������   Poultry.  Geese/live, teach    Hens, small, dozen ���������  Hens, small, retail -���������  Hens, large, retail ���������-���������  Broilers, dozen ���������   Chickens, dozen  ....   (Jc Lo_LQc  ������������������  12c. to 13   9c to 10c  ........ He to 12   ��������� 12ctol3c   -lOc to lie  ������������������ 12 1-2 to 13c  ���������-.$1.50 tok$2   $6 to $7.50-  ���������--  $7   to ,$9  - -   $12  ��������� $5 to  #6   -$7to&9  Chickens* dressed, per lb.    25c  Ducks, dozen ���������--������ $12 to $13  roads will be repaired; as soon as  holes or wheel tracks commence, ������o  that the more rapid "wear of rutted  arid uneven road surfaces will not  follow.  "By placing.one man on a section of road, with cart, horse, a  pick and pounder, and a few sinir  pie tools, with a quantify of  broken stone at his 'disposal, roads  can be systematically maintained  for all time in 'good condition. Similar results.foilbw from keeping a  crew of .;men constantly engage*  'under a.:-innperinxenaerY.t-. worfc-  .in<y' '{������y(3teimatically over a, fix'ed  milea'ge 'of Iroad, "with ~.a iatpam  roller,' grader, and .the necessary  road .metal..Vfo'r"' resurfacing. Important parts of maintenance are  the cutting of .grass arid" weeds on  the roadside, the annual cleaning of  ditches arid reinoving the shoulders  that are continually forming at the  edges of the road from the accumulation ;6ff.dust;."  The first of t'hese maintenance  gangs is now at work on the old  Mill, Bay Road, now known; as the  Shawnigan Drive, part of the Is-,  land highway which runs from Victoria tc Nanaimo. That this road  is one of the finest in this province  is attributed to the excellence of  the work of this gang and to the  thoroughness of this system.  expenditure of over half a , million  dollars.- Mr. Robson is a man who is  singularly fitted for his position. He  has been associated with things advertising, practically all his life. He  was born at Lindsay, Ont. from where  he graduated into, journalism, in  Toronto. ..He stayed theru "for-some  time' and then drifted .to New York  -where eventually he.became one cf  the best known, advertising .men in  that city ��������� '' :   -     - ���������   ;  Mr. Robson has'strong imperialistic  ideas, and while--oh-.������.Broadway he  ",asinstrumentaliih--forming the New  .York branch, of /the Canadian Club,  a club which has .come to.he a-big  force in the big: metropolis, and in  which Mr.. Robson served .in the  capacity of President.  When he came tp. back to Canada  Mr. Robson brought with him both  the ability for the job and he has been  eminently  successful.  OUR NEW PREMIER  Is a man of Kent  Robert Laird Borden, the Premier  of Canada, is a member of a famous  Kentish family in England- ��������� The  Borden or Burdens are "men  of Kent," ��������� who ' have for centuries been ' asosciated with the  parishes of Headcorn and Borden,  near Maidstone. Tlie. present head of  the family is an octogenarian miller  living in Headcorn.:-A table is given  tracing the descent of the present  Conservative leader in a direct line  from Henry Borden in 1380. Richard  Dorden left Headcorn and' emigrated  to New England in 1638, and his third  sen, Matthew, was the first' white  man born in Rhode Island. Richard's  grandson, John Samuel, bought large  tracts of land- in Nova ' Scotia, and  the latter was grandfather of the new  Canadian Premier.  ,   JEAN BLEWETT '     . '     *  The demand for eggs'in'Abbots-  fprd seem to be increasing ancl it  anighit.be well for the farmers in  the surrounding district who have  <ja tsitockt /on hand to market; them  a^the sctock may'be short one oi'  (these fine days.  ..____ * ;  ,'  Every week sees new families  coming to Abbotsford and settling on a small plot of land within a radius of two or three m"es.  On Thursday this,week the population of y*ue district was increased  by the families of Messrs. Allsop  and Simmons.  Hdme JEAN BLE WETT,  Popular Canadian Poetess  Mrs. Jean Blewett is a writer of  verse which joins common sense and  feeling in such a happy fashion as to  have made her one of the most popular of Canadian poets. Her books  of verse are "The Cornflower" and  "Heart Songs'^    .- -���������  Now is the proper time to get a bar-  '       gain   in   horse blankets;-    Selling in  order to clear out. the winter   stock  20 per cent Below Marked Price  B.J. GERNAEY  P. O, Box 45 Abbotsford, B. G.  LIVERY AND FEED STABLE  Having purchased the interest of Mr.D.-  McKenzie I am prepared to give the  best of satisfaction as to prices and  comfortable rigs. Stables, open day-  night to do business.  I solicit yo7r patronge.  h. Mckenzie, prop.  ^���������^M^^*<<^>*>*><*^M^  If your Subscription to  the Post is not paid or if  not already a Subscriber  ���������x<  <^J^>4^>^Sm8^<m!hJhH>  INSURANCE  LOANS  Abbotsford Homesites  If you are looking for a home  in town lots, acre  age or farm  property  O      JL  The Pioneer Real Estate Broker of Abbotsford  i3 S'  i3  *  ��������� *'*  i  I"  It*f  f  l������  J*  v"i5  THE ABBOVSPORD *08t,      ABBOTSFORD, ������. 6/  #  Gents' Furnishin  '.}��������� '        Leave Your order for  | ���������* Spring and Summer Suits  ij  -    '    ices $18 to $35  Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed.  ���������'    See our Spring and Summer Hats and Gaps.  ^mm*uam^maiB^^ltr*aBBt****iBmtmmmmmm*B_w*i__n_\  GEO.   C.  CLARK,Abbotsford,B.C.  /'    f,  r  HOTEL  j Mcelroy & Co.  r  LIQUORS,   WINES, AND    CIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  Cor. Essendene Ave. and Oscar St.,  CITY  mt an  araen  w * ^  Ten Acres one-quarter Miles  from Abbotsford will soon  be annexed to town. Four  acres cleared, good house,  barn, sheds, etc. Nearly all  fenced. Price  cai  For this fine Proposition  >���������)������������������������������������ j  ^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  PECKHAM & HUTTON  PROPRIETORS  KING  BUTCHER  JFork,. Mutton, ?teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Weiriies  and- Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  rsoii  4������ & 4* 4* $?.'& 4? A & *&"&*&<&  '���������I ���������'   -MY'  LADY'S -     f  T     , column;       *  $> ���������$ 4* ,$, *g* ,$, ^ _p ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  SOFA RUGS  During the 'colder months the after-,  noon, nap���������'and-the .sofa  rug  are  so  closely associated .that the one seems  impossible without the ethereal though  many people" object io. sofa rugs on  the  score ��������� of  appearance.'  Many - recent  specimens 'are   made   of  fleecy-  wood,.-light -of.- weight,   and   in   the  prettiest    pale-   shaaes,    richly    embroidered  :in ' bold   design    in    self-  coloured and-contrasting silks; others  are:of plain.satin,, wadded,and handsomely  .embroidered   at  the   corners  and'in .the centre. ^Although made of  practically* the same-materials as are  eider-downs, these "sofa-rugs are quite  distinctive in -appearance.'  * One   very   dainty - home-made   sofa  rug,   was    built    up",' of ' patchwork '  ���������squares. " Each "patch" was'in"reality  'a four-inch-sqiiare Bag, duly "wadded  with vegetable down.    When a snffi-  ���������cient number of thees padded squares  was made, they were simply 'seamed  neatly   together   side   by   side.     The  maker" had" made a special purchase of  "patchworks"  from a  silk  merchant  ��������� a matter -easily arranged ��������� with  the result'tbat the rug was a collection of -charming- "patches" of bright  brocades, silks, and satins.  CATTLUYl*  WITH TIIE CLOUDS  wm*.iaiuutitrjm-v_ummimg!^J  eyes7 By"*~my means; If Americana  worship money, they worship it as  power, as cornered energy and not  In an Intrinsic and misur3y way.  JJnuIriud  Has .Been  Trying to  Fight  the   Threa eiiing   Hail-Storm  From Time Immemorial.  1  From time immemorial mankind  '���������as endeavored to, find some physical  means of' preventing" hailstorms. In  antiquity the custom of hurling  javelins and other missiles against  -ilouds that threatened at discharge of  'iail was widespread. In the middle  :ges the aid - of the sorcerer who  2laimed the power of influencing the  werther ��������� was invoked to the same  ?nd. Bells, also, were believed to be  efficacious in averting hailstorms.  -Tiatrly in the nineteenth century  metal -tipped poles- were set up in  .?reat numbers in many parts of  ihircpe, in the belief" that "they would  "raw off the free electricity of the  ,:r, which was -assumed to be the  ���������hief cause of hailstorms. , About 1896  Jie custom of "hail-shooting" was In-  :.ame immensely popular.  . This con-  ������������"..    ��������� * ^       ��������� -  srsted in bombarding .the clouds-with ' ���������.    ,   .  various special forms" 61 cannon.    In I'       ,       ~~~ "  the year 1900 five hundred  of these J        Spruce for British Admiralty  Sifting Ont the XTunchns  The Chinese rebels, who are the  "original'/. Chinese; have resorted to  an anclen-t Israelitish trick to silt  out the real Chinese from the doomed  Manchus.  Instead of saying to the suspect  "Say. now Shibboleth," as the  Glleadltes ������aid to the Ephraimites,  they say to them, "Say .liushiliu,"  the Chinese word for "six." And if  the suspect doesn't pronounce it right  according to ancient Chinese fashion,  he gets it in .the neck, literally, as the  Ephraimites got it who said "Sib-  iboleth" instead of "Shibboleth."  The test imposed - by the Chinese  Insurgents Is a numerical one. The  suspect is ,told" to' count. When he  passes six his -fate "is-sealed.  -If'the suspect says'' "Lo-ow" he Is  spared.     If  he   says" "Lo-Kee-Haw.",  oannon   were  in   use   in   France   and  Spain, 2,000 in Austria-Hungary, and  10,U(H>   in   Italy.     This   custom   still'l* ������"*** ^ ?r?er ���������r/00>G0������ f*?t ������  ���������"lourishes.     It   is.   however,   onen   to   whJte spruce to b.e ufeed m the manu  The British Admiralty has  recently placed an order for 200,000 feet of  Eyeight Specalist  Manufacturing Optician  Does the  Finest  Optical   Work.  Medical'men and others  pay tribute to his skill.  793 Granvilld Sf. -'Vancou.oi-  / Get Breakfast on Time   -  Punctuality Is one of the chief rules  In a well-ordered home ��������� whether  It be a small or large house. Meals  must be prepared and served at the  pre-arranged hour. Especially does  this apply to breakfast in order that  husband may have time to .make a  uood meal before going to- business.  Much "more depends on this than the  average young'wife can realise. If a  man fIs compelled to hurry off to  town [with only a cup of coffee or a  "scramble" through some Imperfect*,  ly cooked dish, he will feel the -need  of something before noon, and' ."this  [something may take the form of  stimulants. Therefore, let there .be  no carelessness or'..delay over the first  meal/'   '.'���������..  Unless quite unavoidable.,.never be  from: home when your husband- returns from work or business. This is  one of the special duties you undertook when you married him. On  those rare occasions when you may  be obliged to go out, leave his meal  ready 'for him to take, and if thi;  does not often occur and-he is a coc1  natured mjvQ, hi'^JJijiot^grumble.    1  (Associate' Members Can.   Soc. C. E.)  ' -Civil Enginee s  R. A. HENDERSON  .   B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Offiec, next P. O. P. O. Box I 1  An Attempt to  "Crinoline.'*  The vogue for narrow dresses has  for. some time past caused loss ���������* it  is'-.alleged ��������� to cloth manufacturers,  and more than onceT.or twice' there  -have been rumours that the excessively wide skirt was about to'heintro-1'  rtiioed in company wltn the old-time  crinoline.- .   . '      "' V    , :���������  At last something in the- crinoline  line has made.. .Its appearance In  England.' But it has little in common,  Avith Its ancestor except Its stiffness;  The1 new crinoline Is", in fact, nothin'*.*  worse than a stiffening of the skirt  hem, the skirt itself being the present  normal width. The balloon-like appearance. expected is entirely absent  from the crinoline models, now -on  view, thoiugh Uh'ose but mark the-  cautious beginnings of the dreaded  revival. What"-Fashion has power, to  Induce one to do of course "you never  can tell," but it is difficult to believe  that we .ever can be persuaded to go  back . to the full-<blown crinoline,  which had neither use nor .beauty to  'lourishes. It is. however, open to  the fatal objection that, even should  't prove efficacious, 'the expens*e entailed in systematic protection by this  method is in excess of the benefits to  be obtained'. , -     .  SVHEKE  THEORIES SUFFER'  faeture of oars for the rowboats of  warships. It is perhaps not generally  known''that, the superior quality of  the white-������pruce-grown in the Queen  Charlotte Islands, off the coast of  British - Columbia, was discovered  years ago by British naval officers  of the- -North" Pacific station.1*' The  kind of timber was found to'be ideally-  adapted   for  making oars,   and   it is .  The only justification- America has  yet had comes direct from the self-        --------   ������������������������������������ ,   ~~~   -���������*  ._ .   .  satisfaction  of  the  individual  Amer-  vOW|TllS6d, exclusively for that-purppse -,..,  -  (by His  Majesty's  vessels  throughout  the world".   The timber'will befshipped "���������'  eastf by 'the' Canadian   Pacific 'Rail--'" ���������  way:  ioan. ' His satisfaction, however, , ia  both ,unmistakable and  voluble,, says  "a writer critic' He is content, though  the competition becomes dally more  severe and evident.    He is beginning  .to realise now that many are handicapped  at  the  very  outset, that the  .struggle is prolonged by the stronger  *for the sheer joy of conquest, and  even that a good third of the energy  Light from Sugar  This phenomenon, the' cause of  .which has not yet been satisfactorily  explained,   may 'be   -observed   when  ...   - J   ,    -  -   ������-   discs of loaf sugar are  mounted on  expended   is  consumed   in   piling  up  a ilathe and  rapidly rotated while a  success on the top of victory. Yet  a cheerful acceptance of the situation  is the price "of his .individuality, his  optimism, and his chance of winning  out, and he pays it ungrudgingly.  There is a greater measure of co'n-  ���������hammer  plays   lightly  against  them.  An   almost   continuous   radiation   of  light may be thus produced from the  sugar.-   It has  been shown  that'the-.  H������ht does not arise, from heating of,  +    <���������      ^i    -------   ----- .the sugar, and  it is  believed  to  be'  tent and less of a sense of environ- caused by some change taking place  mental injustice in America than any- in  the  sugar  crystals.    The   act  of  where else in the. world today.   And  crystallisation is known to be some-  the  principles of conduct and 'social  times    accompanied '' by'   flashes    of     ':  relationships,   though   elemental,  are light.   The-practical bearing of these'" ^  like the rules of a game, there is an experiments is on 'the question of the    -  immediate  appeal   to  public  censure possibility of obtaining artificial lirrht  or   approval,   and   little   discrepansy by methods aa yet untried  between  theory  and  practice  Naturally our theories suffer when  compared with Idealistic and more  divorced codes. Where every mania  supposed to consider his own interests, no social blame is imputed,  and no one, except for initial handicaps, has an excuse. That is not, on  the whole, an unenviable state of af-  ..*"���������* *t������.**Li  SENATOR A. C. BELL  Pictou, "N'.S.  Mr.   Bell,   who   is   a   Senator   fcr  Nova Scotia received his appointment  as a reward for faithful service and  an unenviaoie state or af-    -    ** *������"-��������� *���������������  ���������������w^������. .,..,,.<? ������.uu  fairs;    the    American    temperament -reoognmoti of an  able  man  who- is  only approximates it.   As an Instinct-   W*U Poated in Public affairs  Ive theory, this Is what it believes in, '    '"���������'-"- T,"n ~- 1"*- '" '  Yet with eyery man theoretically for himself, put>lic spirited-  ness  prevails to a  marked  and  un-  I   /Senator Bell was born In Pictou in  18.47 and receive his education, first  at New Glasgow, Saskville, and  then  fialBhed at Glasgow, Scotland.  He was first Mayor of New Glasgow  usual degree. For every man drives1; He was first Mayor of New Glasgow  a frank bargain with the community; .an*' elected. as member of the Nova  there - is a competitive and' open ScotI* A*?*���������*1? In ,1878- '"Mr. Bell  market for altruistic wares. Consider   w-^ Provlncal .Secretary of N. S. in  1882 a position he resigned to  take  for a moment that phenomenon of our  civilisation,   the   millionaire   phllan  throplst.    Is he an enigma, this'per- ���������--���������- "r-rr  son    who   has-  seemed- to- change   ^onainlSV^  ti_2S^r.t<_V ^Ml.i^Cli������fL^1n^.rr>Qys ^TJ  up  Federal   politics.    He   was   first  elected to the Federal House of Com-  1 ,. -fc *    i^_.  .'������������������r^������j������. '���������ri*"' t������ ,-.--���������  *Lii FOUR  THE ABBOTSFORJ) POST,.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  "i;., i~:_ ���������inz.'.-J  ;'        SILENCE IN COURT  One of our citizens appeared in  court on Tuesday last, summoned  there by our worthy .p'oMceirian  for an offence which, it is aaid,  could not be overlooked. But the  magistrate- decided, after hearing  the ease, that the easiest way out  ' was to dismiss it.  It  appears that  one   of  our clt-  izLMis   was   asked   or   told   by   Hie  policeman  fhb   Sa,tm'day . even^.g,  last, to wend h.is* way home.   The  party thus.'addressed decided tha'ti  as he was not "breaking the law by  not being' home, he  watl being interred (with.   After  aofhe  words  there   was   a   general  mix  up   in  which   several   others   took , part,.  a.cc*oir|ding   t.o   report.   The   police  man failed to arrest his man, du  decided that  he. would /have   the,  "case  before   a   magistrate to  see  what the result would be.   A lawyer was secured by the citizen and  a   lively  time   was   witnessed   by  those i nthe court room, and it was  packed to its fullest capacity The  rebuilt *of   lhe   case  -is   as -.stated  above.  Good Friday is Near  Leave your order for HOT GROSS BUNS  Now.    Only a'limited number .on hand'.  Abbotsford, Bakery ALBEI^ i-EE, prop.  nrtH'. *���������  ,,+'���������*���������������������������*< "'**-\  BUILDER^nd CONTR ACTOR  COT1 Estimates Promptly Furnished .  ,q*Jll Work Guaranteed ';P:b. Box 227  Mr J W. Winson, clerk of Sumas  .municipality, was in town on Thursday last.   *   Mr ' Roy Solloway, of. Mission  City was in Abbotsford on Monday  evening, last and attended the concert. '      -  Roy'is   a   mutt!  Try the new Shoe Shop for  Repairing, Eic.  Cycle Repairs and Key Making  1  Next Door   to  Blacksmith  GLADYS AVENUE,.  Auction Sale  SPRING IS  HERE.  The beautiful weather of,, .the  past week or more has so dried .up  the land that passing ov.er the'.Matsqui Prairie ^strict one seesi the  farmers out discing and harrowing  their land. Thi3 is cons'fdered, early, but -should the present ... line,  weather continue and it has ey-.  ery appearance of .doing, bo, .-.the  farmers will be in the midst of their  spring work. ������������������   ���������   PEARDONVILLE   NOTES  Dave Stafford has sold his forty  acres to a party from England.;  He has move^u'iip with his family,  and ia preparing to build a house.  Geo. Taylor and wife have mov-.  ed .onto their home after haying"  been at Yale the past winter* where.  George has been cooking ,at a  railroad camp.  We are to have considerable  work done on the roads^ here the  coming summer as we are to' have  money from both "the jgovernjneiit  and the municipality. Wm.' Roberts is busy looking after the  work.  Our old friend, Jim Gamble, has  returned from his trip to "Ireland.  He left just before- the' big Ulster.  Eneeemir'. \Jim peing. &��������� man' ox.'  peace( did not wish, to witness any  "bl-oodis-hed. -He' 'hardly kn^w" his  old homestead', it looks like a "' lit���������  (lie .-village* (now. Jim looks fine,  and we are all pleased to see him  back again.  Dave iStafford was up from Van'-,  ccuver last Sunday visiting' his  mother.  Mr. A. Ames is getting fifteen-^'  'hundred young \9hiite Leghorn,  chicks. We wish him success : as  he is   a   thorough poultry man.  Prank ;Wooler has pai,riited his'  new house, the trimmings are green  We are beginning to wonder, if lie  is u Home Ruler or a Unionist,  his house ia igreen and his mail box  is lorange. . -       ,.  Mr. Webster has just completed'  hia new barn making quite: an improvement to his new home.  Night Hawk is kept' busy from  8^ fp. m'. to 6 a. <m. trying to gather,  up the news. We are pleased to  'see there is someone to ^mem-'  ���������ber us out here in this neck of the  woods. ..'xi  When, next yo,ur watch^need^ at'-,  ten tion, leave it with, Campbell, .the  Ab.botsford   Watch-maker.      Shop  located in Clark's Gents' Furnishing ������tore. .  -: Acting under instructions .from  ���������Messrs A. W. Haine and W. R. Burton, who have disposed of their  ���������anches, I .will sell by Public Auction 'at Burton's Farm, Dewdney, B:  -'.'���������near C. P. R"i Dewdney Station  irid quarter mile from Wharf on  ,Fraser- River, on. ,.   , (   '  l Tuesday; March 26th  ''.    Cqmmcncing at 11 a.m. sharp  '. Without Reserve   t.  * All the Horses, Cattle, Sheep,  ;pigs,.Farm Implements and Effects,  iorisiBtingin part as follows ;-  -,: HORSES, 6, including Roadster  ?Mare, 6 years,.old, in foal ito Stand-  iand Bred Stallion. -  ''CATTLE, 10 cows, practically all  >ver.h;' 2 heifers, two year old, b'red*  :and two yearlings; being Grade  Hblstein's, including-one registered -Holstein Cow, 3 years old, fresh  ���������lud one Holstein Bull, Registered.  SHEEP, 100 Sheep and Lambs,  High-grade Oxfords, including one  Registered Oxford Ram'.  PIGS, 2 Yorkshire Sows,- bred,  arid 10 Store Pigs.  '.Four dozen Hens, Cream' Separators, Sheep shearing machines,  ploughs," Wagons, and all kinds  :of" Farm Implements and Household Effects  as   a   united effort with the business cilizens.-   -.    .        ,  * ������������������/  "In inducingi/ndustries to^eBJLao*  lish,.let nothing'be'too. small to  bother, with.'!, advised the.'speaker.  "A two'or three-horse factory may  grow- i.n,   a .very- short 'time- to   a  large and.'humming^industry. It is  by .starting within tiieir'rneans that  men ^succeed'   If,' a ' man is found  who intends moving, keep incessantly  at him  until  you. persuade  him that you have the beat thing in  the country or on the  market to  give hi,m.. Every family induced to  settle in the Lower Fraser:.Valley,  js. o'f'benefit to .'.every,.paft..'o,f it".  if not directly, then more or less indirectly." -",.  4  3 light market wagons ,.  ,2 open road wagons ,  , . 1 rubber tire buggy. r _ ��������� v*  These goods must positively be sold in the next two  .   weeks.  We have,in stock a fine selection of Cedar Doors,  2  ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 6 m." To clear our price is $2 each.  Hardware and Furniture  CELEBRATES 'ST.  PATRICK'S  :i' hj\'s  got7u*^cciriJacT.- ��������� "Tar'not?'"-ri'e'asR"ecI..  'They have been here a year,' he waa  told; 'Instead of six months. Our orders are to open after six months and.  see Whether the goods are in a proper  state of preservation.'  And'although M..X. explained ;that  a iyear. held Just twice six moiithd,  amdj that If the sausages were .&tlll  sauW68 ^ would be proof positive  that they were well tinned, r&l tape,  as' 'usual, held Its own. He waa  obliged] to take his sausages away,  .to.',brliig back two boxes of others,"  and ]he will have to wait six mon the  before '' he,., gets.. his .contract. And  poor Duma&et' will have to wait, for  his sausages.  Lunch Provided  "'.TERMS; For. sums of $25.00 and  under',, spot cash. Over that a-  mount cash^or approved lien notes  at three months with 8 per cent  interest.  Catherwood & tatam  .',. . AUCTIONEERS  ���������: MISSION CITY, B. C.   ;.-.  Pho'rie 15 - ���������      P- Q-30-x 198  C. P. R. train No. 4, leavmig Vancouver at 8.46 a. im. stops at Dewd-  ney. _       .    ,  .    ��������� ���������,      ���������      -...���������'     '       ''-ll'ut ll'J  '       n   '*���������'' "  :    ADVERTISE  ABBOTSFORD.  The,;St. "Patrick's "party 'given, by  Miss Effte Woolerat the .residence  of her'-ii&ftr,?;Mral'fG6ogan;"ori Tuesday ;inigh-t the 12th, was������ very much  enjoyed -b^. the-, guests of .the ,e.v-.  enirig.- The-two contests wereyer.'y.  interesting' and   amusing,'  keeping  ,--:.me;lpf them 'g(uess)ng";:to; take the  prizes''gl-yen. jtor���������ithe -winnera.'',,.,,,.;  Mrs.Mc:Meneny.taking o.ne;,of.the^  ladies''.prizes"and'Miss H^lda Nel-',  son'the"'other'"pne'^MrV Morley ,an.4'  Mr,'.Young,' tekii^-^e.^b^pjbie^^  from"the.other gentlemen...present.-.  Th e:'d'ecoration9vwer^ 'green.and  eme'raW >vLth': whiteH 'jKStJi "Jt^ ^d>%*K  old  shamrock ��������� predominating,'^M&  whole  of which "*"w:a9"y>ry-pretty:.  LighV refresh'mehts.were serve'd"  it atjl2-by the..hostess. .���������,-���������   .;..,.,  The"delightful music, both, vocal  and .instrumental, was very ..much,  appreciated and 'many., thanks are  d,ue   Miss 'Ames,r/Mis.s   SJio,iitre;ed,-  Miss Mable Nelson, Mr. Longfellow,  Mr.;Lambert .arid others."       v  So:me-clever game^ filled in the  'spare..itime. before, -lunch. ���������- ; ������������������;:.  Among ithose. present, were the  Misses Mablei Anna and-Hilda- Nel-  aonj Amy Heath, Lulu Zeigler, Essie., Shoirtreed/ Allte ^hortreed, Mrs.  Ker,r, :Mrst, .i^eMeneny:;. Mr. aj^d  Mrs. Copeland, Messrs..B..;Shprtreed  W. j^Cingfellow/B. You'ngi P. Shelby  W,��������� Williams', M. Brawn, $> Morley,  Mr.1'Lambert and Mr. Hefrington,  Aldergro.ve; E. Brown, P. M.cAr-  thur and..JF. Barrett.-., j.,..-  (Thanking frheir-. noiftteisis' for- 6  moat pleasant evening th'e;. guests  dcparted.at an early hour in the  morning.'  Painting, Sign Writing  General repair work  J. E.PARTON  Abbotsford       - B. C  , Good Storage Room for  Furniture.  \.  Sonte   Kotlon-Fightilngr   has   Brought  ���������! New Worts -into   English   Lan-  :    giiage but Nosth African,Scrap  Does Kot.Promise Jtuch.  Mr. M. L. McPhee left for Victoria  on Thursday. .  j  The following taken from Stuart  Wade's  speech   to   the  Boar.d   of.  Trade, at Chilliwack, is  food   for  thought   ,  "Formerly, .colonization    of    me  country was the sole object,*1 said  Mr. Wade.   Now we require industries! and every inducement should  be made to get them. Mariufactur-  irig ,and industries will bring  the  working   and   factory  men.   With  theae,.industrial* workers, it usually  m-earis   a   family of from three to  fiVe meimberQ.   A city with- indus-  triea employing   a-" couple of thous  and taein usually means a. pop-ula-  tion of about ten thousand. ,Tq get  capital interested in industries you  irnust' go, after them.   Written inducements- are of little  use.  It is  a^ case of show them, that money  isj to jbe made' andTr'they will come.  This work ia almost entirely with  the meji of commerce and business  rnen in thfe city to undertake. Individual effor'tv while possibly having 'some effect,, is not, as inducing  French War Officefis So Parricularlr  Straight   that   CTen ' Piglet^.In'  Streaks Must Bei Le������s thaa"  Six Months Old.  'The war In Northern-Africa seems  likely'to fall behind many of lt^'pre-  dec������������sbr8 *y faili������������ to introduce any-  ���������Biicfy novelties as "sareba" or "com-f  'inarid^er" into .common  speech.''uThe";  grand i.tlme for these invasions was  ithe^elghteen'th century. '"���������--   ���������'���������   -  ; ���������-. Itj ���������ls'.'.just two hundred, years since  .AddSsoii' protested in th.e^--Spftotatqr"  agatodfctihe use in military'language.  -'off. ^uch .foreign   words   as. "recon-  nokre/-. i "icofim"   "detnieaV^meanlag  ���������narrow.*,   passes),    and.   "marauding."  ���������And! aa'late������.asl-17S8i in the-firet vor  ���������Luinie of the  "Annual Register," one  flndk the protest of "the. English mob"  aga.ins;';1   the    importation    of"   such  foreign; words  as  "reconnoitre"  and  "manoeuvre."   --:-;���������: ,:w ������������������--.- 'V   ,. To-Escape the Tbajr.. '_.:_i.^i_:.  .Icf a country town in' the English  Midlands, there - is -a. man -who -is so  noted for his conversational abilities  that; hia" acquaintances - avoid .giving  him|,. unnecessary    opportunities    to  talk!;,": i,,   '. r.     < .'.;  One) cold morning this.., maA/rode  up ito:. a hotel In the neighborhood  juot!':*'f������ the, gues-ts were finishing,  breakja4t..'-'He:' ddsrpo.unted,, walked in,  saliitM theViaadlord. In his usual loud  tones'' and^declared ^at.he-^was so  cold that he could.'. haTdly..ta,lk,^  Jtkst then'-'a :-'nervdu6'"traveller who  wasv present stepped^ up - to the land-  lord;,   and" taking  him "by  the  coat,  said;���������'     *���������   "' "      v'"1   ;,r   '���������"-���������''���������'"���������'���������"'��������� 'l  ,"Mr.:L.,,.have my bill brought as  Boon "ai possible."- ��������� ' '      . ~ '  '/What la -the matter, my dear sir?  uxqulred i tlie anxibus': landlord. "Ha?  anything happened?"  "Nothing, nothing!  Only I want t<r  get;away'from here before that ma;  thaws."      ��������� ,        ���������_-,:*     ;..'...  ������������������ - rtiiat's in a Name!. . ; :  There is - a: bandit chief to.Morocco  named GHlulli. He claims as bis an-  eestior aa Irishman ..of ..tlie name of  SHJiooly, ^who was. caught and enslaved by Arab 'freebooters some two  or tiitee hundred years ������flo/;Qf course  GMulll is agin the goverumwat of Mo-  occo,     ���������-'��������� ������������������  If your Grocer has not  Five Roses Floiir  On hand you can get it at the  Abbotsford Feed and  Grain Store  ��������� j. J. SPARROW, PROP; -  ���������':&���������  The .ways of' the '.Krench^r^^tape  expert are many and diU'^'tfttLtHere  is a French War Offl^Btor^,. tor  wMoh 'an authority/ vouch'^.r'Ar'*in^K-  er of tinned /goods' who de*Jt'lar$$y  with the French War*iOft\ci$, *h$tyip-  vented: a novelty;. Hepha^fortttd' a  means: of "putting sausag^tom.the  boxes .which preserved :t!h^m ^^<?lute-  ly. Du'manet, like To^my'Atkinl^'haa  a great.love.for the frucculea.tve.^'sage.  and   th'e'.action  of : preservirfg'"' thfeo  Was gOOdi';-      ;".. ..������������������������,;   :V-.;-,t--; ':^Vjv;.'/'  But W French War'Offflc'^Yhas a  rule wi*h regard'to preseryes"^; They  have tO'be left-at tne.:^u������|Sfe; Dominique '?f6r six" mbnthsi'toVsee; If they  will really keep befdre 'a$r .contract  ds given;. ���������M..x;; left,W^:lWX/of sausages and went away happy. He was  away for a year. At the end of this  time he called at the War Office bo  tha-t the sausages should be opened in  hdo presence. He was told that it wea  flfl.use_QDen.liDg i_2������SCil. a^-fiWulfLafit  Geo. Zeigler  Carriage, Hotise  and Sign Painter  Call and get prices.  All work guaranteed  Abbotsford -       B. C.  HARRON BROS.  Emb Imers and. Funeral Directors  Vancouver, Office  and chapel   . ., .1634 Granville St.-,    Phone 3486.  SiortL. Vancouver,        Office    and  WANTED���������A   good.    ambftibuV  boy .to get subscriptions for -us in  his spare time.   Write for particulars, McLeans Magazine, 347 Pender! Street, Vancouver, B. C.  Mr. Bellamy, of the Great Northern, hafl accepted a position  near iEldin'ohlon.  Fpr 'the J^Sidehce;  Store or OfSee;  For Factoriesand  . Industrial Plants  twmmm  Attentiin vSl Kgrven to all appiicAtiohs tor service from our line*.  Ad^e8a aH eriqwries to '  Power Department  Holden Block, Vancouver.  ilumbia Electric Railway  Ai  \  \<  \ n  i|.  I  ..>i <  ���������: -  ���������1'  k  u  MtmmmmrnmmmmmmmimMmimmmm 1  *1  :t>: ;:  ���������'< \..t* :*.f var*>.f������-..  \(  iff  if.  *>  >tt  ,Ji >  '  ���������  i*������  I-;  i! *'  n  l  ���������ill  '���������*!  T  //I  i>ri-if'fimrr(ri** n VJ imnr r si-l ti'-i.-  , JLNaws.qjrjns--  ������������������*������������������������������������  =tK  10,00$ TREES FOR SALE  Young Nursery Stock to Sell this Fall  ONE AND TWO YEAR OLD  APPLES-Gravenstein,   King of Tompkins,  Wealthy,  Northern Spjy, Grimes Golden, Jonathan, all  . grafted on, whole Franch Crab/Apple Stock.  CRAB APPLES-Hyslop, Tate, ,   '"  Have also a choice lot of Clark's Seedling and Maroon Strawberries far sale  at $5.00 per thousand:   Raised;or new,beds  Prices lor Apple Trees fj^SS'Si  h  Upland Fruit R  D. H. NELSON, Prop.  Nursery  Abbotsford, B. C.  mam-  <s7  Which is his  ^mmmmmmmmmmm  "St. /Ann's  Farm  By scientific breeding we have  developed two distinct and  practically unrelated strains o  our Snow S." C. W. White  Leghorns. These have all  been developed from our original two unrelated families of  birds by the most careful selection  and correct   breeding.,.  THERE'S no mistaking the expression of a man whose farm is well "improved."  He looks as prosperous as.he feels.  ;..' ������������������     It isn't the,size of a.place that counts most, nor its actual dollars-and-cents  value.    It's rather that "well-kept," thrifty appearance; the appearance that' makes  you think of fat stock, and.well-filled barns, and comfortable, contented living.  .   ���������'   Neat, permanent improvements go further in giving a farm this appearance than  i ,, any other feature., ,  \i.   .:���������.,;Concrete Is The Ideal Material  ^T'������>r B"ck, Improvement*.    It is neat, harmonizing with its surroundings In the country.  *. Everlaetins,  it cannot be injured by fire, frost, wind or lightning.    Age���������instead of  causing it to decay���������actually makes it Btronger.  ..    Concrete never needs repair���������first cost is last cost.   New improvements can be added  year after year with less expense than would be required to keep wooden structures  '  In repair.  Concrete  walks,  feeding floors,  dairy-barns,  ice-hoasea,  root-cellars,  well-curbing  ,. fence posts, silos���������which of these does your farm need moat?    Whatever you want to  build, it's best to build it of concrete.  KeTwr^ter^yow mw������S Ab������Ut "^ SUbJeCt ������* perm*nent farm improvement*?  "What The Farmer Can Do With Concrete."  We are ready to book any order, large or'small.  \ ���������*. (  E. &G. deJa'.GIR1  MilPOET 1  -   JUST EMERGED  i " .  Energetic     Poem-Maker     Whispers  Along the Words .that Silence is ;  '      Not  Quite  So  Golden as  it  | May Appear.  He was a young but decidedly practical poet, and he was favouring a  friend with his-latest effusion. The  verses, were descriptive of a beautiful  girl.    He read:���������  "Her hair was. massed in flowing  curia,  The colour of a whisper."  This awoke the listener. "What'a  that?" he said.. '(Read that again."  "I thought you would say something about that," the poet answered.  "That phrase gives some scope for  the exercise of the mind."  "In  what  way?"  The poet laughed.  "Don't you see," he said, "how  beautifully that describes the shade  of her hair. Every poet speaks of  golden hair or raven locks. To be  a success one must be original. Well,  she did not have golden hadr. It was  nearly golden, arid I convey the Impression by means of that one word."  The other  still', looked  puzzled.  "You have heard," said the poet  patiently, "that silence la golden?"  "Yes," the other admitted.  "Well," resumed the poet, "if silence  Is golden, what would a whisper be?  It would be nearly golden, wouldn't  It?"  ���������r*fr  :���������*.  It's a book of ISO pages, telling how other  farmers h������v? used the "handy material" to  oootf advantage. Published to cell at 90c. a  copy, It is (tow being offered free to all farmers  who write t6f It     Address  > Cessoot Co, Ltd.,        Natfoarf B&ah Building, Montreal  SEND  YOUR  BOOK.  ���������""������"'"  Excavation  ������������������>. r^.**  .   Lots cleared and graded  .':  Tenris ifDesired, ��������� Apply this paper.  all secTlon'ir'oT-S^ 'tk*vX������b*;  kut lives. -.,    .   ,. V.--,'' "   ���������.���������.<..-��������� .���������-'-���������  ���������North of Verchoyansk, except. In" a  few sheltered valleys, 'thgr'e is little  food, aside from that afforded by fish,  than that furnished by.the larch. The  natives eat it, however, because they  like It. Even in-sections where fish  may be had, wood usuailyTfcytfnS'ptert*  of the native's evening .meal, as the  many clearly stripped'larch logs near  ������very hut testify.  The natives strip ^off the thick layers Immediately under the bark of a  larch log, and, chopping it fme, mix  It with snow. It-is then boiled in a  kettle. Sometimes a bit of fish roe  is added, and in the southern sections  cow's milk or butter.  .: FOR*r^AiiBrrPurebred 6. C. Wfcite  Leghorn* Cockerels j!^also>--4>urebred  barred' Plymouth s.^ockertels; A_>-  ply 5^;^lfflT^^T/.JP...,64'Box  iWAHBoivtoidt B::e:   ..  #i,  ���������������������������  vM-  Away Up North in Siberia/the NailTes  Turn Down Fish and; Fatten on  Slabs of Wood  with  Snow-  Brew. '  Wood in a certain form ia a common &m\ .constant ajrticba of food.-to '  Words of Wisdom.  Truth, like /gold, is not the less so  for. being newly brought out -of the  mine. It is trial and examination  must give it price, and not any antique fashion: and though it be not  yet current by the public stamp, yet  it may for all that he as old. as Nature, and is certainly not the less  genuine.  John Locke.  There are few people so weak or  mean*' who have it not sometimes, in  their power to be useful to the public.  Swift.''. ���������  All life is a stage and a game: either  learn  to play it, laying, by seriousness, ��������� or bear Its pains.  From the.Greek Anthology.  We Mve in an age when unnecessary  'things are our only necessities. ->  Oscar Wilde.  To do great things a man must live  aa though he had never to die.  Vauvenarques.  .' Eminent   posts   make   great   men  greater, and little men less.  : i ,  ,La Bruyere.  Whilst we converse  with  what is  above us, we do not grow old, but  grow young.  ���������V Emerson.  Good taste Is essentially a moral  quality,  Ruflkin;  Not Boom for Both  "I know Ames cornea in for a lot  of praise because he hunts With a  camera instead of a gun," Forbes began, in a slightly acrid tcne. "It  never seems :o strike people that  there may be mr re than one kind of  brutality;"  "What's the matter with Ames?"  ���������-���������'.��������� '������������������:���������'  ���������Matscpiffl  ��������� -MI^SJONCITY, B.C.  This hotel makes a specialty of  home-hke comforts for Commercial  Travellers. Comfortable sitting-  room and  best of hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled.  otice to  GHAS. E. DeWITT,  WANT  *./���������  ���������i ���������*.-���������.?  Reliable jmen with, selling ab'ility-  and some knowledge of ���������.he irult  business or Nursery Stock, to t������-  present ^ua ;in British Columbia as  local and general agenta.  ��������� Liberal' tnducemente: and permanent' position for the right men.  Write  fo^" full particulars.  STONE &WELLINGTON  The FonthiH Nurseries.  t    ���������  The following are the prices which  the Company will pay for fruit  during the coming season:  TORONTO,  (Established !S37)  Ontario  mandeil one of the men on the  house porch.  "Up In Canada last fall, Forbes  readily resumed, "I went off by myself one day, when Ames was fiddling over his kodak, and I stumbled  full on a black bear. Because I was  the only thing in sight, very likely,  I became the Immediate object of  her attentions. I had only a slight  lead, but I was going pretty well  when Ames poked through the brush  and  took  In  the situation.  ���������"Hold, on there, old chap! ' he  yelled. 'You're too far ahead. I can't  get you both in.'"  Strawberries in crates (shipping berries)  Strawberries in pails (for Jam)  Raspberries in crates (chipping berries)  Blackberries in crates  Black Currants in pails  Red       "        in pails  Gooseberries in pails  Cherries in pails  Rhubarb, cleaned, (both ends off)  Rhubarb, not cleaned  6c per lb.      with hulls  6c per lb. without hulls  7c per lb.  5 1-2 c per lb.  8 l-2c per lb.  5 1 -2c per lb.  7 l-2c per lb.  4 I -2c per lb.  $20.00 per ton  $1.8.00 per ton  Above prices are all f. o. b. point of shipment.  It is requested that all applications for contracts,  which are to be  marked "FRUIT,'' are sent in to the Company at as early a date as possible in order that adequate arrangements for the season may be made.  NOTE:    Prices on tree fruits, etc., will be published later.      All  crates  will be returnable.  Mr^..i.\.-.\  _____  ���������f'-'r  ������   .......  m SUPPLEMENT  ��������� ' -;r.i  v^^__  >  ''1  '   1*1  4

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