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 ^  VICTORIA ^���������J.,.-;-^.-^ '  Prcn-incial Lnj^u-.V,.^|V:^:  MAY 7- 1013-   1  L?  ���������  ������������i-  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol..VI., No. 25.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C, FRIDAY,   May 2, 1913  I  $1.00 PER YEAR  ,4^.M..W..H^.K.**KM-'W ' ALDERGROVE  NEWS.<  Store  IS  i ,  TEACH   THE   BOYS , . ���������  TO   THINK ^IMPERIALLY  I Your money back if not satisfied  |������JmHmHmHmH^.H"H*4^^  In a reference-' last week to the  snarly- canine at the Western Homes,  your correspondent thought, and still  believes, that tlie' animal referred to  was the property of an old boarder  and not owned by Mr. Dobson, - aK  though he sheltered him. In ' conse-  ciuence there was no intention to insinuate against Mr. Dobso'n.- A vein  of humor is not always "to be taken  seriously. For instance, an eastern  paper recently, stated that their clever  member at Ottawa , "fairly roasted  Mr. Borden." Who is prepared to believe in the reality of this statement?.  On two occasions, your correspondent  has attempted to 'give'Mr. Dobscn a'  lift in the news items and is prepared to do so again when an occasion occurs. Be' it remembered that  others.occasionally send items to The  British Columbian as well as the; accredited   correspondent. c  As noted' at - the last meeting, the  committee appointed by the farmers'  meeting met on Tuesday, the.,2nd  inst., to' hand in their -report in connection with the co-operative store  movement.' Reeve Poppy was in the  chair. The report was received and  with few amendments adopted, the  ���������gist'-:of.-wliichl,'-is sas ^follows:.., It .will,  be known as -the .'Aldergrcve .Farmers'  Co-operative Society, Limited, having  V president,: vice-president,' secretary,  auditors and five directors. .'.The initial capital will.be $2000,,with power  .tcrincrease to $10,000," and shares,are  offered at $, $20 qualifying for!membership in the Society. The, board or  directors are to meet quarterly, four  members constituting a quorum. Its  object shall be to supply necessaries  to the farmers at the least cost, and  if feasible'to dispose of their produce  in co-operation with similar societies. Ten per cent, interest will be  the aim of'1 the society.  A letter from the secretary of the  New Westminster Board of Trade  was read inviting the farmers to  delegate one or -more of its members  to attend a meeting to be held in that  city on May 2nd, in connection with  this business, to which Mr. Warner,  by vote, was duly appointed. The  meeting then adjourned, to meet at  the call of the committee.  Mr. Malcolm McKinnon, merchant,  of Vancouver, visited Aldergrove this  week and was the guest of Mr. M.  A. McKerizie. He visited a few of  the lots for sale, and if terms suit  may settle here in the near future.  A pleasant " event last ��������� week was  the marriage of Mr. Winslow Hart,  formerly stenographer here, to Miss  Gillotte, of this town. Amiable and  winsome, she was not slow to win  a Hart and go with him to Whales  Island, Alaska. Both are favorites  here, and their acquaintances wish  them congratulations.  WALDON  FERGUSON.  *"The~death occurred on Saturday  morning of Mr. Waldon Ferguson, of  Mt. Lehman, who was found on the  kitchen floor, with the lower ]aw  blown off. A shotgun lay on the floor  near him, and it is thought that he  had been shooting skunks. f.Before  the accident he had been to the hall  to clean up after a concert held the  night ��������� before, and on his return he  met his brother, who, returning later,  found the dead man on the floor in  the condition mentioned.  WILL  CHALLENGE  COQUITLAM  FOR   PAKENHAM   CUP  ���������Those of our , boys who have read  and gloried in the brave escapades  of Drake and Frobisher and Nelson  .will surely torment their parents until,  they -are permitted" to witness "Our  Empire Navy," the unique and exclusive series of moving'pictures to be  exhibited at" the Empress theatre  Thursday   evening.  At   great, expense ' the ��������� exhibitors  have   secured   thousands   of   feet   of  copyrighted 'film,   personally   visiting  England, .France   and   Germany   last  summer  to' purchase  just  what  was  required   to   make   up   this ��������� stirring  series   of   pictures   depicting   life   in  our   navy,   life   on   a   training   ship,  cruises on British.battleships, scenes  of  actual'. naval   warfare  on   sea  ana  on land, the entente cordiale between-  France   and   Great   Britain,   and   the  much discussed and so-called "German  'menace." ' ''  "  Moving   pictures   have   often   been  held   to   blame   for   the   sudden   incursion   into   evil   paths   of   impressionable   boys   who   have   gone   about  emulating   the     example   of   western  desperadoes.     It- will be well for the  youth ,_of  this, town   if   they   are  al-  lowed-!'to.-visit this patriotic naval exhibition and thus be taught from, the  power of, the. eye- to "think imperially." " Ours  is  a' mighty  heritage and  no better way of describing Britain's  greatness to the mind- of both youth  and   adult   could   possibly >'ave - been,  devised.  .The " recently--, organized football  team at Clayburn are' out after' more  honors and with' that, end in view  have issued a challenge to the Coquitlarn team, the present holders of the  Pakenham Cup, for a game on Labor  Day at Mission City. Gough stated  that he expected by Labor Day to ���������  have the team' in fine shape and would  give Coquitlarn one of the best games  of'the season.  Mr. Wallace and family, recently arrived 'from Edinburgh, Scotland, have  taken up their home on the Mackenzie,  property, which he recently acquired.  MORE  DWELLINGS  NEEDED.  The cry is heard on all sides that  more dwellings are needed in Abbotsford, a vacant house now. being something unusual. There is quite a lot of  available property suitable for building and all that is required is for some  energetic citizen to start the building  operations.  PICKING..UP THE TOWN.  In spite of the tremendous expenditure incurred' in-' the taking and'  collecting of the^ pictures that go to  make up "Our Empire Navy" exhibition, the prices of admission have  been arrange on a popular basis, and  every citizen can afford to see Britain's pageant or sea power unfolded  to his gazesby means of this unique  series of pictures.  ADVANCING    RAPIDLY  Just   before   your   daughter   comes  downstairs for the day she stops and  "picks up lier room."   She straightens  the  dresser scarf.    She  flecks  off -a  speck  of  dust.,' She  draws   a  chair  near the window, and gaves the place  a homey look..   .. ..   ��������� -      ,  ���������" She doesnt really stop to consider  why.she does.it. . She obeys some instinct. " She'doesn't, know; that if she  could communicate that same spirit  to the rest of the family it would be  a fine thing for the town. ���������  s If she could communicate that spirit  of tidiness, that respect for appearances, to the rest of the family what  would happen? The boys would ^get  out the hammer and saw and nails  and fix that loose-, board in the fence  and bolster up that sagging and disconsolate gate. You yourself .would be  there to boss the job.  Then you would go down town, and,  under the prompting of that spirit  of "picking  up,"  you    would    notice  Contractors McKinnon & Chamber-  lin are rushing the work of construe-' ut    i,_.���������,.���������o   _    .  tion on the new Gazley block, the con-  that the streets  need repairing. You  crete  foundation  is  about  completed. would begin talking to your neighbors  and- Messrs. Harrison & Watson, who  are making the blocks for this building, have instructions to deliver them  immediately. These blocks are being  made by this firm at Huntingdon and  will be conveyed to Abbotsford by  teams. In all some TOCO blocks will be  used. The- blocks are of the same  pattern as those used in building the  Swail Hotel in Sumas.  APPOINTED CUSTOMS OFFICER  Mr. J. Bates, formerly manager o'f  the Abbotsford Creamery, has been  appointed Customs Officer at Upper  Sumas, relieving Mr. E. F. Kickbush.  who has been "in charge temporarily.  Mr. Bates took up his new duties the  first of the month.  about  the   need   for  picking  up   the  town.  There is no telling where this picking up would end. You and your  neighbors might notice that the  store building at the end of the street  had been vacant a long time. It  might occur to you that, carrying the  picking up a little farther, a little concerted action might start the. wheels  of industry turning again.  Yes; great things might happen if  the people of this town started to  pick up!���������Nicola Valley News.  "CANADIAN IN WILSON CABINET  HAINES���������GILCHRIST.  Mr. William Harry Haines, of Aldergrove, and Miss Martha Stewart Gilchrist, formerly.of Renfrewshire, Scotland, were.:married at the residence of  Mr. John Stewart, 1118 Fourth avenue,  on Wednesday.-. Rev. Alexander Dunn  officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Haines will  reside at Aldergrove.  One Canadian    becomes   a   cabinet  minister of President Wilson. "He is  Franklin Knight Lane, who was born  in Prince Edward Island in 1864.   He  was educated in California, however,  and  practiced  law  there.    He was a  candidate for governor on the Democratic ticket in that state, and received the vote of his party for'senator.  He has for years been a member of  the interstate commission, and represented the United-States-as'international commissioner.  -,r r\*?*���������'������ i������T - !- T'i' 'fldfi-  $Mi Atekoiratfofrb Fbsl\    abbotspo^u, b. e, .v fans in r'rnv^i^rr^^'n^  b  ^'  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Eveiy Friday by The Post Publishing Company.  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford, and  surrounding' district.  Advertising' rates made known on application.  LEGAL ADVERTISING��������� 32 cents per line for first insertion,  and 8 cents a lino for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our Shibbolo1.il-���������Neither for nor agin the-Government.  Friday, May 2, 1913  A lew days ayo..we read about tho King and Queen visiting the  workers in a certain town in England and talking with the men  and women while at work.   Then the despatch states that the visit  did  more lo. quiet the discontent ol' labor than  does .parliament.  We read of the great labor troubles in .Belgium, where the rich  have votes according lo tho amount of property they possess, while  there are (hose among the poor who have no voice at the polls.   Seldom does one take a paper up, but he reads of a strike among labor  in some part of the American continent.    The whole truth of the  matter is that there is an under-current of: discontent all over the  world in the heart of the man who works.        '  The Good Book says (hat man must earn his daily breadd)y the  sweat ol: his brow, but surely present day conditions could never  have been forecast by the prophet who wrote the Book of Genesis���������  especially the conditions that surround the life of the unskilled'  laborer of: the Province ol: British Columbia.   It almost makes one  sympathise with thc ordinary everyday hobo who travels the brake-  beams of the C. P. R. or other western railways from place to place,  ��������� living how best he may, knowing that he is a creature of circumstances and intends to take a philosophical view of life, believing  -.   that this world owes him a living of some kind, and that under the  circumstances it is much easier to "bo" than to' work-for the employer of unskilled labor.  Tlie Provincial Government recognizing the discontent of the  Province among labor, especially the unskilled, appoints a commis-  .-' sion to investigate in different par.ts throughout the Province. There  '' is at the present time much railway construction and men of different  ���������' nationalities are being employed to carry on the work.   Their condition, if all be true, is deplorable and requires immediate and drastic  changes or there will be more 'boes in British Columbia to the-square  mile than can subsist on the fruits of the faithful worker of this  Province.   Speaking plainly, the employment agencies, as at present  conducted, are a veritable hobo manufactory.   As developed at the  sitting at Mission City there are three divisions of tlie men who follow railway construction���������one coming, one working and one going���������  witii the spoils divided between the contractor and tlie employment  ��������� agent, as the men pay all the way between from $1.00 to $3.50 for a  job, which may last only a few days, as the different parts of the  system must be kept moving, and when one more man arrives than  " .the,allotted number for the particular contractor, some poor fellow  '���������puts on his coat at. request and hunts another job.  There.must he some solution of the present difficulty, and it is  probable that when the commission makes- its report there will be  suggestions. Offered as a remedy.    One was given in Mission City  -������������������when the statement was made that it was believed "that the Government should control the employment offices."   Coming from one who,  ..-through..tlie necessity of his work, has to study the conditions, it  ��������� might be that right there is the true solution, if there are to be em-  ployment offices of any description.'   '  THE    MARKET  Red roses were a feature of the  flower stalls at the weekly market  Friday, selling for $1.50 per dozen.  This' marks a reduction in'the price  of roses. For some time past they  have been on sale at $3.00 a dozen.  Besides these roses Mr. A. B. Steele,  of Lulu Island, brought with him  dozens of tulips at 20 cents a dozen,  hyacinths, ��������� pheasant-eyed', narcissus  and '"daffodils at. 25 cents per bunch  of twenty-five.     '  Eggs, in quantities equal to, if not  exceeding  those   of  last' week, , commenced soiling at 35   cents a dozen,  but. later dropped to 30 cents. Butter,  remained  steady at 40. cents, and  35  cents-., a pound, three pounds    for $1.  Poultry, live, weight, was sold at from  22. to, 24 cents a  pound,, one cent, a  pound advance, being noted..However,  tin's did not affect the sale of the poultry by ihe dozen, hens still being'sold  ���������for from $12 to $13 a  dozen.  Frozen fish has disappeared from  the market altogether, that which is  now being offered for sale being, in  every variety, fresh from the waters  of the Fraser or the Gulf. Oolichans,  in unlimited supply, were offered for  the shoppers and- found a ready sale  at three pounds for 25 cents. Fresh  salmon, halibut, sturgeon and cod were  on the market at the prices similar  to those received last week.  Owing to tlie abundant supply on  the vegetable market, conditions are  weak. Carrots dropped to 65 cents a  sack, beets to 75 cents a sack and potatoes still remained in a weak condition. Little.change in the condition  of tliis department of the market is  immediately anticipated. Meats remained steady throughout, no change  from last week being made.  Perhaps no. portion of the market  has extended, so-rapidly with the approach of spring as lias the horticultural department. Today there Avere  four   firms : represented      and    each  brought'large supplies of bedding aiid  se.ed plants. Cauliflower and cabbage  bedding plants sold at 75 cents and $1  per hundred, respectively.    Tulips in  large quantities were offered    at'   25  cents' a  pot.    Green  onions,    grown  outside on Strawberry Hill were    offered at 5 cents    a    bunch.    Besides  these a plentiful    supply . of    asters,  stocks, verbehas, lobelias, sweet    ely-  sium, and marguerites were offered, as  bedding plants, at 25  cents a dozen.  Carnation plants sold for three plants  for 25 cents.  Eggs, new laid, per doz 30c  Eggs, wholesale, doz  25c to 27c  Hatching eggs, doz  50c to $1  Eggs, duck, per dozen   35c to 40c  Chickens, per dozen $12 to $13  Pullets, per dozen  $12 to $15  1 Young birds, per dozen  $6 to $8  Broilers, per dozen  $4 to $o  Poultry, live weight  ���������.  20c, to 23c  Ducks, per doz  $12 to $24  Ducks, per lb  20c to 22c  Poultry, dressed, per lb 30c  Turkey, per lb. live woight. 33c to 35c  Geese,-per lb. live weight.... 20c to 23c  Turkey, dressed, per lb 40c  Geese, dressod, per lb 23c to 25c  Vegetables  Potatoes, per ton $S to $12  Beots,  per sack .- -...$1.00  Carrots, per sack 75c  Cabbage, wholesale, lb 1% to 2c  Cabbage; per head 10c to 15c  Onions, per sack .....$1.25  Celery, per crate .���������?.  $1.50  Turnips, per sack 60c  Parsnips 50c  Small Fruits.  Apples, per box  $1 to $1.2 J  .Apples,   5   lbs 25c  Pears, per box $1.00  Eggs and Butter.  Duck eggs, doz  35c to 40c  Young birds, per dozen $6 to $8  Butter, retail, per lb  35c to 40c  Honey, per comb  25c  Wholesale Meat.  Pork, per lb 13c to I3%c  Lamb, per lb 12 l-2c  Mutton, per lb..:. :.l2,y2e 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' heads, lb '.  8c  Sugar cured corned beef," lb 15c  Pure lard 15C  Sugar cured bacon..:....: 20c  Fish.  Salmon, cohoes  i5c, 2 for 25c  Steelhead- salmon, per lb  15c  Sturgeon ��������� ,. i5c  Halibut '. i6c  Smelts   i0c  Oolichans,  per lb  i0c  Cod, per lb  ioc  Salmon, frozen, per lb  15c  Halibut, per lb ..;  12 i-2c  Spring salmon, red, lb 20c  Spring salmon, white, lb 15c  ULLING  on  your boot straps  will not get you very far.  Buy a set of  arness  B. J GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. C.  IATS0UI-SUMAS BOARD OF T  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month        ;  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  \j\the district, and industries already established. /}}  Mr. Douglas Hoieman, of Winnipeg,  Man., visited over Tuesday at the  home of A. J. Knight, Mission. Mr.  Hoieman is on his way to, Los Angeles,  Cal., where he intends making his future home.  IF YOU  WANT   THE  BEST   IN  Town Lots   or  Suburban  Property.  Every Lot a choice one.  The Prices are the most reasonable  to be obtained anywhere in town.  cL-allum  n-  5000 MILES OF NEW WIRES  Four thousand seven hundred and  seventy-five miles of new wire will be  strung by the Canadian Pacific telegraph department, western line, during the present summer, according to  an announcement made by J. McMillan, superintendent of western lines  the other day.  By the close of the present summer  the Canadian Pacilic railway will have  no less than 2280 miles of its principal  lines in western Canada operated by  telephone, and it is said that all "rains  on western lines, with the exception  of those on remote branches, win be  operated by telephone within three  years.  Commercial use of the telephone by  railway companies to supplant the  telegraph is not being considered.  9  0  o  ummer Fashions   1913 STYLES   A choice selection of goods to choose from  Practical Ladies' and Men's  laiiors  ���������  ���������1  i  i  1  i  4  1  1  M  4  i  \iS  I  4  ft  P ?l>  Jfrd91\        AJBBOT/g.PbRD, B 6,  ser  !<******w^  SCOTCH   GIRLS   IN   PROVINCIAL  CANNERY.  75c  85c  1.00  Infants sandals, size 1 to 3 1-2, per pair  Child's sandals, size 4 to 7 1-2, per pair  Child's sandals, size 8 to 10,1-2, per pair  Better Quality  Child's Sandals, size 3 to 8, per pair  Child's sandals, size 8 1-2 to II, per pair  Youth's sandals, size II1-2 to 13 1-2, per pair 1.60  Boys' sandals, size 1 to 5 1-2, per pair . 1.60  $1.15  1.40  The only thing for Children  during warm weather  Geo. Co Clark  Abbotsford  The employment of Scottish girls in  f j a fish cannery on the Fraser river is  '' ji j the innovation ' planned  for'this year  by Captain H. M. Fleming,    manager  for the  Canadian  Canning  Company.  Ho  is  bringing  out twenty-four girls  from Scotland who are experienced in  the fish-canning business, and will employ nine  young  Scotsmen,  who  are  already  here,   to  fish  on'' the  Fraser  during tlie big run of salmon.    This  is an experiment on tills coast in replacing   Chinese   with     white   labor.  Quarters  will  be  established  for  the  white employees on the cannery premises along the  lines of those in  the  J; f Old'Country.  Another innovation in the cannery  this year is a machine to manufacture  the cans required right on the property. They will have a plant witli a  capacity for the manufacture of 160,-  000 per day. This is the only cannery  to manufacture its own cans wholly.  ES  ;! GRAND SUCCESS  HAVE  PURCHASED  PART  OF THE  .    MORTON   PROPERTY  aaraBEsraaBESssassBaaHsssBmasass  BEBamBBBEssmaa  . BfttAiu wmaaaaw -mmamtHBi  ABBOTSFORD, B. C!  Strictly first-class in every respect.    The bar is  stocked with the best-of wines,, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER  DAY  | A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS ft  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Keef, Veal, Pork Sausages, gWeinies  and^Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  DON'TS    FOR    SWIMM5RS.  The' drowning fatalities recorded by  the press during the summer seasons  call for more care being taken by the.  average swimmer and beginners gen-  erally,\ and it is earnestly desired that  the following don't for swimmers and  pointers, for non-swimmers be posted  up in a conspicuous place at the bathing place or summer resort the reader  visits, thus helping to' minimize any  undue risk being taken by followers of  the sport:.  Don't  bathe   shortly  after" dining;  wait at least, two hours.  Don't" sit' in ,a boat or stand about  undressed after being in the water.  Don't swim far after a hard day's  work, or  over-exertion    after    other  forms of exercise.  Don'tf bathe in unfrequented or secluded parts. ..-f'ti-'.  Don't'bathe'alone if subject to giddiness or faintness.  Don't dive into the water without  first ascertaining the depth.  Don't -take. frighty if you fall into  the water with your clothes on; remember, clothes float, and assist you  to float. Make for the shore, swimming with the tide or stream.   ���������  Don't swim too far out in the sea  or lake unattended by a boat or an  expert swimmer.  Don't.take fright if seized with  cramp; keep cool, turn on the back  and endeavor to rub the place ��������� affected. If the leg is drawn up with pain,  swim slowly with the" arms only. All  swimmers should practice this.  EXPRESS RATES ARE REDUCED  A judgment that will be of immense  importance   to  British   Columbia  and  to the whole of Western Canada was  given   by    the   Railway    Commission  last   .week,    and    will    reduce-, express charges in the west by 20 'per  cent.   The new schedule of rates will  come  into force von  July  15  of  this  year.   The eastern rates were not affected by the decision but the board  was  satisfied  that the west had ..carried more than its "fair share of express rates.    ���������  The decision is the first important  one prepared by Chairman H. L. Drayton, and there was not one dissenting  voice.'   '  ��������� -       Were Unreasonable  .'v'In my view," says the chairman in  his, decision, "the express rates charged by the defendant companies in the  Prairie Provinces  and  in British  Columbia  are  unreasonable.  Reductions  which (have been made, and they are  very  many,  as  shown   by  the    companies' tariff are practically reductions  which only little affect the manner in  which the bulk of the tariff is moving  or are perhaps compensated by additions  which  have  been  made to  the  levelling process   in    establishing    a  mileage basis of standard rates as pro-''  vided by the judgment.    I am.of the  opinion that.an approximately average  reduction of 20 per cent    should   .be  made by the companies in the standard maximum tariff for.traffic classified as merchandise to apply only to  the Prairie Provinces and  to British  Columbia."  The decision also provides that,  there is to be a similar .reduction in  special rates.  It is believed that the British Columbia reduction will be particularly-  valuable to the fruit industry yf the  coast province, as it will give them  far lower express rates to the prairies.  The Mission City Choral ;and Dramatic Society made"their second appearance before the, music loving people' of town on Friday evening last,  and nobly did they sustain their reputation in the masterly' manner, in  which they rendered Gilbert and Sul  livan's comic opera, "Pinafore."  The stage in the Imperial Hall was  for the time being transformed into a  scene in Portsmouth harbor, ships of  war being discerned  in  the  distance  whi.e the moon Phone on the quarterdeck  of U.  M.  a.  Pinafore,  and  her  noble crew and officers resplendent in  gold  lace  and   braid,  and  when  "Sir  Joseph," accompanied by a- galaxy of  beauty(   comprising  his   "sisters  and  his  cousins and  his aunts,"   stepped  aboard, thc effect was indeed charming.    ,  The   principals   rendered   their .difficult parts 'admirably    and   , encores  were frequent, "Josephine" and "Buttercup" being the stars, while "Hebe,"  "Sir  Joseph   Porter,"   "Captain    Corcoran," "Ralph Rackstraw" and "Dick  Deadeye"   received   well   merited   applause.   The choruses were exceptionally well rendered and    showed    the  careful training which 'the society had  been subjected to during rehearsals.  ' On Saturday night the' opera ,vas repeated and again the ]ar������-e audience  were loud in their praise of the masterly manner in which the i reduction  nad been staged.  The following ladies and gjutlemen  took part:  Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B., First Lord  of the Admiralty/Mr.'.R. N.' Brassey;  Capt. Corcoran, Mr. A. E Catchpole;  Ralph Rackstraw," Mr. R. P. King;  Dick Deadeye, Mr.'Gordon Catchpole;  Bo'sun, 'Mr. J. Mclntyre; Bo'sun's  .Mate, Mr. H. Howell; Josephine, Mrs.  W. W. Elliott; Buttercup, Miss. C.  Murray; Hebe (Relative of Sir J. P.),  Mrs. M. S. Ford.    ���������  Chorus:���������Mrs.  Cowan,    Miss    Ran-,  dolph, Miss -.Ketcheson,, Miss Mitchell,  Mrs. Boyes, Mrs. Knight,' Miss Sharpe,  Miss   Mandale,  Miss  Taylor,   Mrs.  C.  Abbott,  Miss L. Abott,  Miss Francis,  Miss McEwan, Miss^Hindemarsh, Miss  Windebank;  Messrs.  Tarlton, Howell,  Bpwden,   McKenzie,'A.   Gibbard,.    W.  Gibbard and Barlow; Musical Director,  Mr. A. J. Foxall; Pianoforte, Mrs. J. A.  Stuart; Stage Manager, Mr. R. A. Tarlton Fraser Valley Record.  That part of the Morton property  south of the C. P. R. railway track  and lying iDelween the track and the  Fraser River has passed into the  hands of Messrs.^Ardell & Kirchner  of Vancouver. The portion north of"  the track still remains In the possession of Mr. Beattie.   '  Rumor had it that the new owners  were to subdivide the   property   into  five acre plots and build  a house on  same,  but they wish this    paper    to  deny same, as they also desire it to be  knownr that, the local firm of Cathre-  wood & Watson did -not put the deal  through.   It is not public property yet  as 'to what the new owners intend to  do with" their purchase, but it is rumored that they will "start a real estate office iri Mission City for the purpose of disposing of it.    It is hinted  that  a portion  of it' wll' be used  as  manufacturing sites, but this is merely  a rumor.  The property would; should the own-1'  ers aspire to that, make a fine industrial site .for manufacturing concerns!  There is excellent shipping facilities  from this point, arid also cheap elec-  trcal power. Both of these, factors being an inducement to these who wish  to start in the manufacturing line.'  ���������  There was a rumor that the property1 had been purchased for the.TJ. P.  R.; but nothing authoritative couid be  gained along this lino this week..  There   is   this   assurance,   however,  on the  part of the owners,  that the   .  property will not-remain idle, but will  be developed.     Recoi d.  THE   DELUDED   TROUT.  REAL ESTATE ACTIVE  TWELVE   THOUSAND   EMIGRANTS  All the second-class accommodation  on the White Star Canadian service is  fully booked up to May 3, and steerage  is fully booked until May 7. By that  date twelve thousand British emigrants will have sailed oyer this line  from l������ue Old Country for Canada.  The biggest blast in the construction  of the Grand Trunk Pacific was recently set off at Burns Lake. The blast contained five tons of dynamite, and 55  tons of black powder.  Mr. John L. Nelson has been appointed superintendent of dredging in British Columbia by the Department of  Marine and Fisheries in succession to  Mr. H. A. Bayfield^  If you have no family tree branch  out for yourself.  REFUSED  THE   NOMINATION   FOR  DEWDNEY  At a meeting of the Liberals at Port  Moody a few days ago, J. G. McCon-  nell of the Saturday Sunset and the  Morning Sun, both of Vancouver, travelled from Vancouver for the express  purpose of refusing the nomination  which had been tendered him by a  delegation of Liberals representing the  Dewdney riding.  Mr. McConnell stated that should he  run for any riding, and it is likely  that he will, as he is politically ambitious, that he owed something to tlie  riding of Yale, where he had been a  previous candidate.  It is not known how far away, the  next Provincial election is, but there  is  no  riding  in  the    Province    that  would  cover  the  Liberal  party with  more glory than the winning of Dewdney riding���������the political birthplace of  the present Premier and the home of  Conservatism.   To win any other riding would be merely to win a seat at  the expense of tlie Conservative party,  but to win Dewdney would be an honor  that the Liberal party could count on  as a direct slap at the Premier and  his Government.    But then McConnell  probably thought he was not equal to  the occasion and  so  he refused  the  nomination   rather   than   take   such  hopeless chances. ���������Record.  Business in realty lines during the  . past week has been quite active. and  several  large deals  have    been    put  through, the buyers being principally  Vancouver men.  Messrs. Catherwood & Watson disposed of some twenty acres of fine  fruit land on the Silyerdale road. Mr.  J. S. Paul, a former merchant of Vancouver, harkened to the call of the  soil and with his wife and son and  household effects journeyed to Mission  City on Saturday, on Monday he was  the proud possessor of 10 acres of  the Reade estate on the Silverdale  road, and will now content- himself  with growing and shipping small  fruits from the "Home of the Big  Red Strawberry."  Another gentleman from the metropolis to lead the "simple life" is Dr.  Hall, a well known dentist of Vancouver. This gentleman also purchased  from the same firm, 10 acres of the  Mitchell properly in the same locality  and will go in for chicken raising and  small fruits. It is also very probable  that he will open a dentist parlor in  Mission City. If this report proves  true his residence here will prove a  boon to the,community.���������Record.  THE   EMPRESS   BUILDING  SION CITY  IN   MIS-  Tlie Empress Canning Company, of  Vancouver, has begun the erection of a  building which will be used this year  for the purpose of pluping whatever  fruit may be taken to them, but it is  rumored that next year the company  intend increasing their building and  making Mission City their headquarters.���������Record.  Why is a fisherman?   is a question  that  at  one   time  or  the   other. presents   itself  to  every  person   who  is  not one.   And the fisherman, like the  cubist, futurist and post:im"pressionist,  sniffs,     satisfied   that  if   you     don't  understand   you  ' can't     understand,  and consequently you are of no consequence.       Looking  at  tho  matter  of  trout fishing without favor or prejudice, it does seem to be the sublimation   of   fraud,   deceit  and   treachery.  The   fisherman   takes   advantage -of  ihe   fact   that   the   trout   has. missed  his  breakfast or luncheon and hooks  him in violation of the sacred laws of  hospitality.      In  effect the   fisherman  says  to   the   trout,  tco  much    of    a  gentleman to suspect his host, accepts  the invitation,  only to learn that his  tru'st has been 'misplaced and that he  is  as good as  fried  already.      Then  again, it is said, or rather, hinted, that  the invitation is extended to partake  of  a  salmon  egg,   a  pardonable  and  natural  weakness  of the  trout.   The  conclusion.of the repast is the same���������  the guest is transformed into the piece  de resistance, and the host becomes a  conscienceless    braggart    about    the  affair.   Th^re does seem, however, to  be some odium attached to the salmon-  egg invitation, but we judge that it is  a matter of comparative indifference  to the trout.   The fact that everybody  cannot deceive a trout does not seem  important.      It  is a well-known fact.  that only a few persons have the requisite qualifications 'for disposing of  gold  bricks in  commercial   quantites.  That any person should eat a trout is  understandable.      Few    people    brag  about their gustatory joy3.      Trading  on the innocence and inexperience of  a trout fs their pleasure, and we can't  nelp but think that they are a wicked,  designing lot, and that truth is not in  them.  STRAYED-To my place, a G,rade  Jersey Heifer, about seven  months old, on December 1st.  Owner can claim aanve (by paying for notice and board. Q. C.  Kenney, i% mile  east, %    mile  naiith of Vye Station.  HARRON BROS.  Embalm ers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver, Office  and  chapel   1-034 Granvilia St., Phone 3486  Worth Vancouver, Oflice and  Chapel���������116 2nd St. Phono  13*.  i  w^^^^^^^s^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^mm^^m^^m^m^^^^^^m^m^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ;���������������+*-������������������-{;-���������~;  $HE ABBOTSFORD POST.,  Miss   Atlwood   was     over   at   Kil-  gurdo'a .payink a vif=iL iu Mrs; Glvves  early this week.  Mrs. 13. Campbell, and" Miss F. 15.  Wo'oler, 'of ���������Mollinghiim, wore thc  guusts of Mrs. Coogan this week.  Tho dance given by ihe football boys  en Vriciay'night was a very enjoyable  affair. A. targ:? number of yucstK from  the surrounding towns were present.  A "bee" is being arranged for May  5ih, for the benefit of Mr. Ware, who  ���������had thc misfortune recently to brcai<  his leg. Refreshments will be served  at the home of Mr. 11. A. Tlireway.  Thc C. P. II. is beautifying the station at Abbotsford by the addition of  a flower garden.  The many friends of Mrs. l-l. J.  Faber0\vill be pleased to learn that  she has recovered from her recent illness at the hospital and has returned  to her home at Huntingdon.  Mr. and Mrs.-A. M. King leave for  a three months' trip to their old  homo in Fjiglr.nd, visiting Cambridge,  Essex, and other piaces.  Messrs.���������J.-.- Heath--^Jid L. Atwood,  during the absence of- Mr. Jving will  have charge of the meat market and  expect to give the people good value  for their" money as they have been  able to do in the past. They invite  all the old customers to give them  a fair trial.  Mrs. Livingstone, Provincial  Organizer of the W. 0. U. will  address a public meeting in the  Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evening, May ��������� 7 at 8  o'clock. Subject "Everybod's  War."  No bread, no matter how per:  ��������� Is too good for your family. ."  product is as nearly perfect as  r  ALBERT LEE,  The-Abbotsford". Baker  35 oom^   <  The partnership existing between W. Morgan  and H. Hammond has, by mutual agreement, been  dissolved. The business will, until further notice,  be carried on by W. Morgan under the. style or title  of ���������'������������������'<���������������������������  ESSKNDENE AVE.  Up-to-date Grocers  Abbotsford, B.C.  ^^^^^^  rimr*m.xmuiirn*-r*'i������*.i-.������im*unmcmTrft  W w/j/jgittgJfc**-"-"1*11"8*  May Ilth is "Mothers' Day"  and services, appropriate to that  subject vvill be observed in most  churches in Canada and the  United Stales.  For Sale���������6 dozen pure bred White  Leghorn pullets for sale. Apply P. O.  Box G5, Abbotsford, or G. Gough, Wei-  lington- Poultry Ranch.  Mr. P. iVlcCullock is appointed  delegate to the General Assembly  ol the Presbyterian church meeting in Toronto on the 4th of  June- Rev. J. L. Campbell and  Mrs. Campbell will  also attend.  Chilhvack won their first lacrosse match Thursday- when  they defeated Matsqui 7 to 4.  CANCELLATION   OF   RESERVE.  The current issue of the British Columbia Gazette carries a notice of the  cancellation of the reserve on that  portion of lot. 524, group b, New Westminster district, not covered by lot  Mo. 1G50, or the south half of lot No.  i GT>1, so as to permit the sale of thc  timber thereon.  verett's Orchestra  Abbotsford  Good Dance Music  is our  Motto.  NOTICE is hereby given that meetings of the Provincial Agricultural  Commission will be hold at thc follow-  in;,' places:  Stoveston���������April 20th, .1.0 a. m.  Ladner���������April 2(11 h, 10 a. m.  Cloverdale���������April 28tli, and 29th, 10  a. m.  Milner���������Aiiril iJOLh, .10 a. m.  Huntingdon���������April 30th, 7:30 a. m.  Aldergrove���������May '1st, 1.0 a. m.  Abbolsl'ord���������May 2nd and 3rd, 10  a. m.   ���������  Chilliwack���������May 5th and. 6th, 10  a. m.  Port. Haney, May 7th, 0:30 a. m.  Port Hammond���������May 7th, 2:30 p. m.  Mission City���������May 8th, 10 a. m.     ;  Tho Commission will hear evidence  on fill matters affecting agricultural  conditions in the Province. All persons interested are invited to be present.  W.   H.   HAY WARD,   M.L.A.,  Chairman.  C. H. CH.RISTBNSEN,'  Secretary. aplJ  apply  A. EVERETT, Abbotsford  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Pastor���������Rev. J. L.  Campbell,  B.  A'., B. D.  Services���������Sunday  school  10   a.m.  Public Warship 11 sl. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public WoTEmip 7.39 p. m.  Choir Practice, Friday 8 p. in.  Meeting  for  Bible     Study    and  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sunclpy School, 2.15 p. m.  Public Worship 3.30  p. m.  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kaiscming and  Graining  and Carnage Painting,  go to  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  A 'Useful Line ior Abbotsfor*  Inside lock sets, front door lock'sets  store door   handles.in brass finish.  All the latest patterns and designs,  imported direct from the factory,  at  Prices That Excel  Hardware and Furniture  '<������������������������������������  FOR SAALE���������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.  s  'ERTILIZE1  Abbotsford Feed Store  FOR  SALE���������Six    dozen    pure    bred  '���������   White Leghorn nullots.   Apply P. 0.  Box   65,  Abbotsford,   or  G.   Gough,  Wellington Poultry uanch.  L6ST���������On Sunday, April 14th, on road  between Kilgard and Abbottsford,  small parcel wrapped in red waterproof covering, containing poncho,,  shaving kit and sundry toilet articles.  Will finder kindly express same to 1414  Dominion Building, Vancouver, and receive reward of $2.    L. W. Fisk.  J8 H. JONES  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection   v   Mission City  FOR SALIC���������1 milk cows, apply, Mr.  Panzer, Breatwood  Station, B.C.E.R.  maarawnnaw  Home Dyel  "mp wic'- J%&' Mm/$  atsqui   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 $2 per day  CHAS. E. DeWITT, Proprietor  FOR SALE.������������������Eggs for hatching.  White Wyandottes, prize winners at  all the local exhibitions; -also a few  choice pullets and cockerels. Apply  C. B. HILL TOUT.    P.O. Box 63.  It's thc Cloaneat, Slmp!os������, and Eost Homo  ti'jti, ono can buy-Why you don't even have  to know what iCind of cloth your Goods are  im-.!s of.   So mistakes arc Imposslblo.  fiinul for Frco Color Ciird, Story Uooklct. iind  Ifof<'.:lvt iri vlriu results of OycInK over other colors.  TJiu Jolitison-Klclinrilnon Co.. Limited, Montreal.  E. O. ESranaage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical prices  Carriage Building  City Blacksmith Shop and  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert   Carriage Painting  We will use you right.  S. Kravoski  Abbotsford  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith  mmimimmm  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  (Associate   Members Can.   Soe. C. E.)  Civil. Engineers  R. A.^HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Office,next P.O. P. O.Box 1 I  fi  i  BflaMaaaaflM^^  lectric  For the Residence,  Store orTOffice.  lectric Power  For Factories and  Industrial'Hants  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be eiven to all aoolication*: for service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at  Vancouver Abbotsford New Westminster  B. C. Electric blk. B. C. Electric blk.  itlsEi Columbia Electric Railway ltd  sm  gfes  I'iPI,  Efsffl  mrnmm&mmzsmmmnmm!SM&$

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