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 \&  \%  I.V  >'  -\,������* vr*���������<-*  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRA&D LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  UL.  Vol. VIII.,,No,8   12.  ABBOTSFORD,   B,, C.", FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1914  f 1.00 per Year  IT  ������\  ���������Wfi"..K������������m.[>li,.Tw,.w1,nrTr,r.M BSMBKCmrJI  To make room for oiir new Spring  Stock we are disposing of our big  stock of  .Ladies' Children's and  Men's Shoes at Great  .Reductions in*  Prices.  Come and secure a Bargain  while they last.  CONSTITUTION -AND BY-LAWS  ,   OF  ASSOCIATED  BOARDS  The folowing ia.,the constitution  a nd bylaws of the associate! boards  of trade being formed in the Fraser  Valley:    ",....-  1.    The name of this association  A DANCE IN ALEXANDRIA HALL  On the evening of May 25th an  old time dance, the kind that the  pepole of Abbotsford "used to enjoy  will be "held under the able management of Mr. Gazley. Good music is  to be provided, and an evening of the  ALL ROADS LEAD TO  ABBOTSFORD  shall  be "Tho Associated Boards of Jn0st enjoyable pleasure will be the  ������r^e,' ������~ ,lie  We?tern  Mainland  of expectation of all who attend; and it  British   Columbia.  2. All chartered boards of trade  now existing, or Jiereafter organized  on the. Mainland of British Columbia  west of Lytton, shall be, upon appli:  cation,' admitted to membership in th  association. ���������   ., "  3. The purposes of this organization shall, be to' discuss and take action upon all questions affecting, the  general- welfare;.of the people residing within the jurisdiction of the Association; 'subjects inVolving religious or political controversary being  however expresely- excluded.  4. The president for" the time being ��������� of each affiliated local board,  shall be a. vice-president of-the Association, and,shall be entitled to a  seat in any convention of the Association . ;     .      -  5. In aditib'n to . its ��������� president  each ^affiliated board shall elect two  delegates to .each' convention of the  Association.     ���������  6. The officers of the Association  shall be: President,:First Vice-President .and Secretary Treasurer, who  shall be elected at. each annual con-  vention," and -who"' 3hall ' hold office  until-their successors are elected,, and  a, vice -president ^or,7-eac"h-'TafHiiated  'board as- provided' in clause four of  this constitution. The president and  first, vice-president-shall be elected  from-all the delegates present at an  annual "conyention, without nomination. , A majority of the; delegates  voting shall be necessary tp "elect  The first vice president shall have a  is anticipated  that  none  will go a  way disappointed.  ' See posters. ,  Mr. Burneau, our genial man around  town' and magnate of pleasant hot  Avcather dispensaries, was a visitor to  the coast-on Saturlay last.  guided by the views of the majority.  15. Each affiliated board-shall pay  to the secretary-treasurer of the' as-,  sociation, before the beginning of.  each annual meeting, ��������� an annual fee  of twenty dollars. No board ih arrears in respect of such payment  shall tbe entitled to representation in  the association.  BY-LAWS  1.. Precedure, except where otherwise provided shall follow that of  the House of Commons of Canada.  2. A quorum of any convention,  shall consist of not less than twelve  members representing at least one  third of the affiliated boards.  3. A quorum of    the  council shall consist of not less than  "five members. ---  j.i ,4... Resolutions -proposed for dis-  'cussion^at^any* convention, "including  amendments to the constitution or,  bylaws'must .be in the hands of the  secretary at least'twenty days prior  to ' the .date of meeting.. Copies of  such resolutions shall be transmitted  by "the secretary of the local boards  at least, fifteen days before-the con  - All roads lead to Abbotsford is" a  saying that has often .been "repeated  and never grows old, for as the years-  advance, it becomes more" evident that  Abbotsford is destined to become the  leading" centre of the -Fraser Valley  on the south side of the Fraser River  east of -New Westminster���������even rivalling some of the much more widely advertised and boasted centre at  present. There is no town with  the advantages that Abbotsford can  boast of,-and as yet undeveloped. It  is the duty of every resident of. the  town to do his little, part in bringing  Abbotsford prominently before the  public, thus presenting an united and  solid boost to the people w&o pass  our way.  Situated on a direct line of travel  to  the'east'south .and west  many  people pass thhrough tlie town and.  admire its beautiful advantages from  a business point of view", that few of  us know nothing of at the time. But  with a view of having these- people  remain" in the town for a short time  and be comfortably housed and cared  for  properly,  Mine Host Henderson  has been rennovating the Abbotsford  Hotel from top to cellar, and has added a new office and sample room to  the "present  building  by.taking out  J several of the partitions and putting  executive  in a fine-large window in the front  He has alsohad "the yard to the sou^th ,  of. the hotel fixed up- for, the'-accom-;  modation of the a'utom'qbUes,J .'.ian"d(.  now with 'SpWrbw'^"Bowser*' "there"  is no reason whatever for 'the auto  men not to stop at Abbotsford on the  way east,  nirth,  south, or  western  tour.      There'is every accommodation for them in our town.  ventibn. Provided by consent ��������� of  prior right-to occupy the chair in any j twoihirds of those present any subcase   of- temporary   absence   of   the ject may be presented for liscussion  ELECTION OF OFFICERS  The local lodge of Odd Fellows  he-Id a meeting on Wednesday evening of this week at which- the following officers were nominated for  office:  Bro. E. H. McKinnon, N. G.  Bro. F. J. Boulter, Vice Grand  .Bro.   McCallum,  Renominated   as  Treasurer.  Bro.  Campbell,  Secretary.  - The   elections   will   be   held  later  After the meeting the members to"  the number of nine motored to. Mission City "via hand car route, where  a new lodge was instituted that evening. The party returned to town  early in the morning and stated that  though their stay in Mission City was  a brief one they enjoyed themselves  thoroughly."  THE  CYNIC  REMARKS  'BOOST OR BEAT IT.  A cynic was heard to remark that  some of the customs of the present  day were very strange���������for example  Mothers Day.  He went on 'to remark that there  never was-a man born ancl received  a mother's care but who- thought  that mother one of the sweetest and  dearest women who ever lived. And  having known a mother's care, very  few men ever forgot that mother's  loving care, probably remembering  it even-in the midst of the busiest  day of" his life and at the most unexpected times,: but there : are some  people who would have us remember  and revere mother only once a year.  This was assuming too much on the  part of the people who undertook to  set apart a day���������a Sunday to be called Mothers' Day, as to all good men  no day passed but that mother's influence had its refining touch.  No need, says, the cynic, to have  any particular day to be known as  Mothers Day. ,���������'���������  ���������  . It takes a good  man  to print a  "poster" so it can be read.  A certain booster club recently organized, at the last meeting decided  to get rid of the fellows who stick  their nose in other peoples' business  instead of minding their own, or always starting somethingg that-would  not help the town along; and the following was the result of their evenings deliberation and very serious  thought:  READ IT  Whereas there is an individual  whom we have all met, an individual  of both sexes, who for some reason  cannot see that he cannot or will not  praise the beauties of his home town  accept its real and fancied advantages cheerfully, recognizing in them  a manifestation of the eternal law of  compensation or balance, has no moral right to remain a' barnacle on the  community, but should purchase a  long and one way ticket to nobody  gives-a-bean-where, and  Whereas, that hollow-faced, lantern-jawed swing-tongued individual  should be made to know if possible  where he stands in the affections of  the people of his town, therefore be  Resolved, by the Booster Club of  Boosterville that, to the vocabulary  of the North-West be v added the  phrase:  "Boost, or Beat it!"  LADIES   ENJOY  PLEASANT  AFTERNOON  At the invitation of (Rev.) Mrs.  Campbell the Women's Auxiliary of  St. Matthews church and the Ladies  Aid of the Presbyterian church met  at the manse to enjoy a social evening last week. The afternoon was  spent, in social conversation and in  music. . Mrs. Hill-Tout presided at  the piano. Refreshments were served by the hostess. Mrs. J. F. Boyd  in. returning thanks forjthe hospitality of! the hostess expressed a wish  that gatherings of this kind would be  more frequent in the future. About  thirty ladies .were present from the  town, and also some from Huntingdon.  president. The President and vice-  president shall form the executive  co uncil of "the association.  7. A convention shall be held annually: the first being convened at  11 a. m. on the fourth Friday in  June in the board of trade offices at  New Westminster  8. Special conventions may be  sumoned to meet at any time by the  executive council.  - 9. If two representatives of any  board attend a convention, one of the  two may hold 'a proxy for 'the third  representative to which his board is  entitled, but no proxies shall be allowed unless two delegates are present.  10. No person except the secretary  treasurer shall continue to hold office  in the association, or continue' to sit  as a delegate in any convention after he has ceased to be. a member  of good standing of one the affiliated  boards of trade.  11. A president, or first-vice president relieved of office, during the progress of any convention, shall retain  his seat as a lelegate, and have full  privileges as a member of such convention until its final adjournment.  12. Meetings of the executive coun  cil may be summoned at any time by  the president, or by any eight members of the executive, acting through  the secretary. The secretary shall  give two days notice of such meeting  to all members of the executive.  13. Should the president of any  local board be , unable or unwilling  to attend any convention or m-ietiu-,  of the executive* council, his hoard  may select a delegate to attend in  his place.  J4. The executive council may p--  pare for..p-*bentat'rj. in its owr-  nj-me-a fepiv^erta'ion or petition  upon any subject, provided that before such::'r<������i>rose:itation or petition  be forwarded to the party to whom  it is proposed to address tho same  the secretaiy shall submit such representation or petition upon any  subject providing that before such  representation or: petition be forwarded to the party to whom h. *o proposed to address the samei the secrt-jv  ary shall submit such representation  or petition to each of the absentee  members of the executive    and    be  but in such cases, the decision of the  FOREST BRANCH GEGLVS  CAMPAIGN  AGAINST  FIRES  A.part of the cummer   campaign  convention shall  be referred to the just' begun  by the forest branch of  local boards for ratification.  5.' - Copies of resolutions and a-  meridments must be in the hands of  the secretary, before the same are  put  from  the  chair.  6; Movers of resolutions and a-  mendments may not speak for more  than ten minutes, and except by per  mission of the chair other speakers  not more than once on' any subject  without permission of the chair.  The chair shall notify the speakers of the lapse of time.  7. All elections shall be by ballot^ and voting shall be by ballot  when so required by a majority of  these  present.  8. ' The order of businness of annual conventions shall be: (1)Appointment of committee on credentials (2) Receiving report of committee on credentials. (3) Appointment of committe on programme and  resolutions. (4) Address of the retiring president. (5)Addresses or reports of vice presidents in order of  seniority. (5) Report and financial  statement of secretary treasurer (7)  Election of officers. (8) Report of  committee on programme and resolutions (9) Genea' business. (10)  Choosing time nad place of next  meeting.  The next matter of business of the  local board was the confirming of  the constitution and bylaws of the  associated boards of trade of the  western Mainland as submitted by  our delegate and that he be authorized to attend the convention and to  join on behalf cf the board.  Somebody had made a complaint  to the secretary or the president of  the hours of the local .��������� postbfil.ee and  the president brought the matter to  the attention of the board, and af-  er solemn and serious conversation  in regard to the mattter of the  hours the wicket was open, the following motion passed the  board:  "That the secretary be instructed  to ask the postmaster to attend the  next meeting of the board as the  question of the closing of the wicket  will be under discussion. The mover  was G. A. Watson and the seconder  was W. F. Sharpe.  The meeting then adjourned.  the lands department of tlie provincial government, for the prevention  of forest fires, is a handsome picture  in colors, entitled "putting' out the  camp fire'" a clock poster anda pocket whetstone with an inscription requesting care in regard to lire. The  pictures while being distributed to  country banks, hotels, stores, etc., of  the province are" designed chiefly  for distribution to the school children  They are being sent in bulk to the  superintendents or teachers, and the  latter requested before distributing  the pictures to the pupils to give a  short talk about the relation of the  forests to the prosperity of the province, the life history of the forest,  emphasizing the great length of time  required, and the way it it threat-  eneed from youth to old age by  fire, and, finally, the necessity on the  part of everyone to be careful that  they do not through carelessness set  a- forest fire which may destroy the -  homes and property, as well as the  valuable forest.  The whetstones are designed chiefly for distribution to persons, such as  loggers, settlers, prospectors, trappers and surveyors, who live and  work in the forects; and who more  than anyone else can be of assistance  in preventing forest fires.  The vast importance of preserving  the forests .from destruction is not  realized as strongly by many people  as if should be and there is much  scope for missionary endeavor in  this direction. The distribution - of  these small articles by the forest  branch will help greatly to remind  everyone and especially those who  live in forest districts, that a little  more care in the use of fire would  prevent a vast amount of the waste  and desolation of timber caused by  fires started, on many occasions by  the carelessness of people who neglect to wet out their camp fires in  the dry season^ or who carelessly  drop matches among dry leaves or  brush. ���������- ,  Peardonville will shortly lose one  of its handsome young ladies who is  likely to go to near Abbotsford to  reside.  ***'-'.���������"* ES *HE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. 6.  sat  THE ABBOTSFOSD POST.  Published Every Friday by Tire Post Publiahiny; Company  A weekly Journal devoted .to the'interests of Abbotsford and district'  Advertising   rates   made known ' on   application  in',   tlie   Government  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor  .FRIDAY, MAY loth,, 191 4  '    New  Westminster   has     apparently  boycotted   the' city  or  Vancoiiv&i*  in  Lire way of orderii:  i-oods from the  t.-avellers wn.> re;-rodent the wholesale houses of the Terminal city iu  the Royal Git". Ii. may be good for  b.i,-;-iness in bo;..i places. Tho :--r-.a-  son given is that the merchants of  Vancouver have rrot been sufficiently  active in bringing the beard or trade  of that town to task re tho hard  things said about New Westminster  and the Fraser River at. the recent  commission in Winnipeg.  ��������� Does it not seem hard to make tho  merchants of Vancouver suffer for  the faults of a board of trade's.actions? , As a usual thing it is not  the merchants of a town nor the  wholesalers who are the prominent  men in a board of trade. It is not  so in many towns,'as in very many  cases the merchants themselves" have  not the time, and in some cases the  inclination to attend beard of trade  meetings.  Of course not all outsiders" will  agree with New Westminster in the  way they are acting in this matter,  but then that is nothing, but it is  hoped from a business point of view  that it will be a financial'success.  Both Vancouver and' New Westminster are the laughing stock of the  Fraser Valley the way they are both  so jealous of each other.    They will  or peace'between the two great branches of the English speaking world.  Without the force of the Royal navy  at our back the Champ Clarks of the  Lhiited States would have absorbed  this country fifty years ago. We  prefered to be British and the British  taxpayer has paid to humor our preference. Three thousand miles of  territory without a fort, "Non Nobis  Domine!" The credit is not to,Canada. Three thousand miles of strong  sea floating forts with trailing white  ensigns have guarded the 49th parallel of latitude, for us and for our  children. When will, Canada recognise the debt and ease the burden on  the shoulders of the Mother Land?  DOES WILSON SPEAK  FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?  Americans Look American Situation  Square in Eye���������Why Latin-America is   Hostile���������Its' Invincible  Prejudjiico  (Buffalo Express  No one doubts that the President  has conscientiously tried to do what  he believed to' be right. But in the  face of the fact that not one, step  in his Mexican policy has turned out  as he expected and predicted, public  opinion should "realize and. should  demand that he ��������� cease to repose so  much confidence in his own inexperience, and in the experience of those  whose information and advice have  so clearly misled him, and put the  control of affairs in the hands- of  trained soldiers arrd trained lawyers  who have'battled with" the great affairs of the world enough to learn to  look at facts first and form theories  both have a place in the business and  afterwards.  social life of the coast, and when the I '" The president in his message    of  future history of the province comes  Monday  said:   "I   believe that I- do  speak for the American people when  to be written both will undoubtedly.  be mentioned. ' Why then this fuss?  THE PRESENT AND FUTURE  Spectacle  of Pacifists   at War���������Also  Strange- Paradox   Come  True���������  Points About Duty for Camlua  (Toronto. News)  , President Wilson is not a jingo.  His.Secretary of State is one of the  most eminent of the Pacifists. Democratic policy is generally, hostile towards expenditures for armament  Broadly an American Democrat is  cousin-gerinan to an English Liberal  Teir only striking difference is on the  fiscal  question.    The American     ap-  I'say that wre do not desire to con  trol in any degree the affairs of our  sister republic" That-is the truest  word he has ever spoken on the subject of Mexico. If now that his original policy has" been so completely  shattered by the Carranza letter, he  will form a new policy based oh that  single sentence, we can yet get -out  of this Avar -without much blood shed  or expense and with credit and benefit to both ourselves and to Mexico.  We should seize Juarez, as we "have"  seized Vera Cruz, and should occupy  or closely blocade the" remaining bord  er towns and seaports. ' That would  have the double effect of-showing the  Mexicans of both factions that we  are ih earnest and of closing all possible avenue by which they can receive more supplies of arms and am-  They can hardly have    a  at  -parently wants a low tariff, tho Eng  lishman wants none at all. How does j munition.  it mcoe that a Pacifist, anti-armament [sfiicient supply on hand to last them  very long-and they are not capable  of manufacturing very formidable  weapons. Having them thus bloca-  ded wc can then notify them that,  since they- can drop their domestic-  quarrel to fight us, they can drop, i't  for their own good and ours; that all  we ask is that they establish a responsible government which can main  tain settled and civilized conditions  and make proper reparation to the  foreigners whom they have despoiled  that we consider it none of our business who heads our government or  how he. is chosen so long as he* is  Mexican and command the peaceful  and orderly suport of the mass of the  Mexican people; that when they have  established such a government we  will gladly retire from their country  and  will  leave them  alone  so  long  ������������������flag  reaches the Panama  Canal.  This feeling is .very plainly set  forth in a pamphlet on the "Wilson  Doctrine" as set in his ' speech of  Oct. 2Gth, 1913, at Mobile, Ala., by  Policarpe Bonilla, ex-president of  Honduras and!, American' representative of the Central' American' Patriotic League.'^.Speaking of the American situation he says:  President Wilson has said, "The  United States' will;not seek- tp '-acquire-a single foot of territory by  conquest'," but it would be extremely difficult for him to maintain  his plelged word. * ���������'* * Surely, he  will fear that in view of the immense sacrifices in blood and money that would ensue, public opinion would manil'estitself in favor of  absolute conquest as compensat-  ��������� ion and as a guarantee that there  would not be a repetition of the  .- case Nor would the demand of  the public end there. Once the  United States was converted into  a conquering nation it would want  at once, without forfeiting future  aspirations, to extend the frontiers of this country to the extreme limits of the Isthmus of Panama on the other side of the  canal.  There is nothing far-fetched in this  view���������especially as to our flag going  into Mexico to stay, if once it crosses the Rio Grande. If we have to  shed blood and spend treasure to  clean up Mexico, why, let us keep  Mexico in payment for that blood and  treasure! We made a great mistake  when we did not keep Cuba.  As to our onward march southward  to. the Isthmus of Panama,' stranger  things have hapenod'Countries that  cannot keep up with tho march  of civilization must expect to fall into stronger hands. And it is unthinkable'that wc should allow any  European or Asiatic nation 'to do  what  we. refuse  to   do  ourselves:  The next big migration will be to  the south. Some time or other wo  shall be crowded at home. Then the  migration will take place. Modern  sanitation has robbed the tropics of  their terrors for the white man. And  Central America is the garden spot  of the world.  CANAL HELPS B. C. LUMBERMEN  CITY   PLANNING   MOVEMENT  That the town, planning movement  in Canada has come to stay and will  have to be reckoned with in the future is demonstrated by the fact that  it has already engaged the attention  of several of our provincial governments. The year 1912 .saw comprehensive town-planning acts passed in  New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and  last year Alberta led the way for the  Western provinces; Ontario also has  an act applicable Ho cities with a  population of 50,000 and upwards.  The possibilities for tradeexpansion  which the completion of the Panama  Canal will give the British Columbia  lumbermen, are emphasized by the  recent anouncement that the "Robert Dollar" the largest lumber cargo  boat in the Pacific coast service will  be the first boat to take shipments  of timber from this province to the  eastern markets.  Lumbermen in this province are  showing themselves alive to the "geographical and strategical advantages  they possess by engaging in an active  campaign to make known the resources aiid timber manufactures -.and  expect the big lumbermen's, parade,  planned in connection with the Pacific Coast Ad: Men's Convention to be  held in Vancouver in June, to play  a prominent part in this connection.  British Columbia's rivals freely admit that the opening of the Panama  Canal will give a big impetus to the  timber trade in this province. The  American shipping laws give vessels  plying out of the Canadian ports a decided advantage. The following extract from an article, one of a series  entitled--"-Tho~Panama -Canal and  Lumber" published in a recent number of "The New York Lumber Journal" summarized the situation as it  impresses  the  outside  observer.  "Much lias been said about the mo  nopoly created arrd fostered by the  restrictions of coastwise trade to A-  merican vessels, and one 'might suppose that theso restricted laws would  greatly stimulate the construction ol  American-built" ships irr view of the  Canal commerce, and that thus the  problem of .sti/Mcieul tonnage for lumber to the cast coast would reach a  satisfactory solution. . What such  laws may do for the coastwise traffic  generally wc are now discussing, but  as far as lumber is concerned, this desired result is not likely to bo realized. Airy advantage these laws apparently give to'American vescls is  nullified by other laws which entail  additional cost in the building, manning and operating of American ves^  sels; and'if a commodity like lumber  can be purchased on neighboring foreign soil at tho same price as'the  domestic product it stands to reason  that vessels of other nations will load  there and bring their cargoes into  the United States, against which  there is no legal restriction.  THE  PASSING  JESTER  Mr. Brown had. just registered, and  was about to' turn away when the  clerk asked:  "Beg pardon, but what is your  name?"  ., "Name" echoed ,the indignant  guest. "Don't you see-my signature  there on the reigster?" ������������������  ' "I do" returned, the clerk, calmly  '���������That s what aroused my curiosity  ���������Everybody's Magazine." '  "Do you.think,", asked the widower "you could-learn,'to love my children as you would if they were your  own?.'!  "Oh, yes," replied the anxious maiden. "I think I should care more  for them, really, than if they were  my own, because I shouldn't have to,  worry about them if they got hurt  or were sick."  ' An English judge, Sir Henry Hawkins, was presiding over a very long  and'tedious trial, and listening as attentively as he could to a protracted  and 'wearying speech 'from an- eminent counsel in the law.  Presently  Sir Henry pencilled   . a  brief note and sent it to the lawyer  in question.    Opening it, that gentle  At" the  forthcoming  International  man read as' folows:  States-Rights   Administration . is  war?  It is certainly that Mr. Dry/an, like  his chief, is aware that war 'is a very  costly nuisance, that it is contrary to  every principle of economice, that it  accomplishes little, and that "ethically  it is. not to be justified. Yet the U. S.  is at war. Mr. Norman Angell's pres  ence is needed to elucidate tlie reason for these things.' According to  the author of the Great Illusion, the  financiers of New York and of Mexico  should have prevented the appeal to  force. One marvels at the supine  carelessness of Mr. Rockerfeller, Mr.  Morgan and Mr. Carnegie in allowing  the capture of Vera Cruz.  It must be admitted that once a-  gain.theory and practice have been  divergent. In theory war is impossible.    In practice peace is imposaible as they behave themeselves.  The human factor in the problem ia [willallnorfHphcu....  7890?   inconsistent.      One cannot predicate; '.The Mexicans can do this if they  its action with accuracy.    The    un-  iv/ill.     We shall need six months or  known quantity in the equalization rmore to organize a sufficient army to  is not only infinite, but merciful, .ft .move into the interior of their coun-  will not stand still long enough to be I try, so if they will not make peace  measured. Mr. Angel's arguments' ������n such terms, we shall have lost  could-bo applied equa'iy well to for-Tithing .by the experiment. If we do  gery as to war.' We might say with n������t adopt some such plan as this  out-fear of criticism that forgery is we shall end by conquering and an-  a foolish practice which cannot- be nexing Mexico as we did the Philli-  justified, .that every man of intelli- 1-lncs despite all our present good in-  gence realizes the confusion and loss tuitions. And what is worse we  it  occasions,  that  the   forger  is  a!- shall never convince any South-Am  ways caught and sent to jail. Yet in  spite of the finality of the argument  more bills will be forged by intelligent men of low moral standards  and the offenders will go trooping to  Kingston, or to the Prison Farm at  Guelph. Hero again a practice confounds a beautiful theory perfectly  articulated and admirably set up.  The United States ia fighting because General Heurta has refused to  fire 21 guns in horror of the Stars  and Stripes. At first glance the  pretext is trivial, even absurd. But  if such circumstance':) compel a pacifist Cabinet to fight, what would waken a militarist Government in action?.  crican, European or Asiatic that we  have not plotted to just that from  the beginning. If we try to set up a  president of our own in Mexico, the  moment our soldiers are withwrawn  wo shall meet the fate of Maximilian and we shall have to do our  work all over again. Caranza plainly understands this. That is the  most probable explanation of his attitude.  Chicago Inter-Ocean  There is no use trying to disguise  the fact that Latin America hates us  and fears us and the further tact  that tlie successful digging of the  Force rules tho. world still" as the ' Panama canal has but increased its  god Thor says in Saga's, "has ruled . hostilities. It feels that if the flag  it, will rule if" ft that be so the'crosses the Rio Grande it goes into  debt of Canada to tho British navy is ( Mexico to stay. And with the flag  great and marvelous. We are about'once headed southward it feels that it  to  celebrate the one  hundred  years  is only a question of time before the  Conference on City Planning/Toronto  May 25-27 a draft town-planning act  which.it.is hoped will be a model for  all Canadian provinces, will be submitted to the delegates present by a  special committee -appointed by the  commission- of Conservation. Frank  criticism aud full discussion of this  proposed act will be invited. After  being amended in accordance with  the resolutions of the Conference, copies will, be sent to each provincial  government, urging them to enact  legislation along the lines proposed.  As no.w drafted, the Bill provides  for' the preparing and earring out of  town-planning projects , by a local  board in each city or town, subject  to the approval of a central town-  planning board for the whole province. Projects will apply chiefly to  land likely to be used" for building  purposes, but may, in certain circum  stances, include land.already built upon, or land.unsuitable for building.  Provision is made for compensation  to private owners if injuriously affect  ed and for. local authority recovering  half of the unearned increment if  property values are increased. The  central board may act on its own  iniative if the local board fails to do  its duty or if no local board exists.  Under such' an act, the growth of  every town will be regulated so. that  streets may be. of adequate width  and in accord with the general plan  of the town; housing congestion  will not be permitted; sufficient, open  spaces will be reserved for parks,  squares and other municipal purposes  and health, amenity and convenience  will be given due consideration in all  new building areas and,"so far as pos  sible, in old ones.  At least one Washington debutante  has candor and humor in large and  equal parts. Thus, her denial of a  rumor that; she was engaged:  "There is, not a word of truth in  it, but thank God for the report!"���������  New York Press.  Patience Competition,  "Gold medal���������Sir Henry Hawkins  "Honorable  mention���������Job.'  Counsel's display of oratory came  to an abrupt end.���������Boston Transcript  The- seven ages of man have been  well tabulated by somebody or other  on an inquisitive basis.    Thus:  First age���������Sees the" earth.'  Second age���������Wants it.  Third age���������Hustles to get it.<  Fourth age���������Decides to be satisfied with only about half of it.  Fifth age Becomes still more moderate.   ���������  Sixth age���������Now content to possess  a six-by two strip of it.  Seventh  ago���������Gets the .strip. ���������      *���������  ^in 1111 ii 111 u 11 f 111 m i ij ti rn i -_T_i.il 1111 ii i niuiii<(i tUIXUiiilliillL' L111 td.ii ii ki "<' imi ifi 11^^  "Here is fhe AnswefTiit  r- ''^EBSTElfc'-0^  iWlNTERNATIOMlI  The Merriam Webster I  Every day in your talk and rending., at g  p home, on the street car; in the ofllco, shop g  fl and school you likely question the meun- S  ���������= inp of some new word. "A friend asks: g  m "What nink'cB niortnr harden?"   You seek a  g the location of Loch Katrlneot the pronun- g  = cinlion of jujutsu,    What is uhite coal? g  s This New Creation answers all kinds of S  ������g questions in Lnn(?unffc,Hiatory,Blo(fraphy, ������i  g  miction, Foreign Words, Trudes, Arta and a  H Sciences, with final authority. _  2 400,000 Words. /  I 6000 Illustrations. ,  5 Cost $400,000.  | 2700 Pases.  j������ The only dictionary with  = tlie new divided page,���������char-  H acterized as "A Stroke of  _ Genius."   ,  f India Paper Edition: T&-?'  g On  thin, opaque, strong,  _ India paper. What a satis-  _ faction to own the .MarWam  s Webster in a.form so light  ������������ and so convenient to useli  s Onehalf the thickness and5  g weight of Regular Edition,  E Regular Edition:  "= On strong book paper. Wt  s UH lbs. Sizel2i_x9'_-s  _ Cinches. .  g Writs for specimen pagM,  == tllnstratlocn, etc.  j������ Mention this  = publication  j= and receive  5 FREE ft Bet  =;. of pocket  _ mapi.  I    G. & C.  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See me as to cost  of this kind of insurance> which is very  reasonable.  ^i  I  4  i  ',1  '���������'���������������������������I  s  I  i  i.'i  i  ���������a  (������������������J  n  4  mmiuaii'MiiU'MMiiiMjm.^. k :  ������������������/  L' -f'  , ������������������"'���������  ,-t  ,���������<  1  ���������H.  '{  ������������������   /���������- ��������� -j  iMttB ABBOTSFORD P08rI\ aBbOTSJ-ORD, B. C. 7TT??_TT,  Mr. Brown met Mr. Jones on the  ' street. .        , . ,  "Any news, Brown?" asked Jones.  . "Nothing special. I've just been  reading-the Sunday paper, and I find  one peculiar thing, in it that-may be  news to -you."  . "What is it?"   ���������  "The Sunday paper says that women in' ancient Egypt used to- act as  they pleased - without regard to  what the men thought. ��������� Lucky we  don't live in those times, what?".  "Mr. Brown are you'married?"  "What has that got. to do with it?  As a matter of fact, I'm not!"  "I thought not."���������Cleveland Plain-  Dealer.' ���������  ������aMMi*tMtiii������ninr _jiin^irpy  Aunt Lindy had brought ��������� around  her thrco grandchildren for her mis-  tress'to see. .The three little darkies  in calico smocks sLood squirming in  the line while Lindy proudly surveyT  ed them.  "What arei their names, Lindy?"  her mi-stress asked.  "Dey's name' after flowers, ma'am  Ah name 'em. De���������bi'gges' one!s  name' Gladiola. De nex' one she  name' .Heliotrope."        _.  "Those are very pretty.", her mistress said. "What is the littlest one  named?" ���������,.,,���������  "She name' Artuhficial, ma'am."���������  New York Eevening Post.  Xtrr-mmtttmMitottfrtfrtMj^r+nfort-H.n��������� mmnn^li  i-i���������mjJUMLM J���������u-essmx,  0  ������  These-are not special prices.    Nor is  this the advertisement of a Sale.  We merely wish to call your attention  to the fact that you can buy  Hobberlin Suits as low as $20.  At these extremely moderate prices  the garments mean from five to seven  dollars better value than you would  Siecure elsewhere.  We are showing the largest range of  Suitings ond Overcoatings in town.  Abbotsford  ������e2S>:  jjfiSB������  II  mg������������SM������^a������BL^iguaM^r.w^  HHBMianmtmBia.u������jwm������ni������ie.i  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly first-class in: every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,   fl.50 TO $2.00  PER  DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  fl>CB*~*" ��������� "  PROPRIETORS |  ���������sss���������i  mmm������mmMMmmmimmM  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Heef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  manmammamsmwoBaiauiimn  r*  ^  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  I���������*.��������������������������� .i-Jfci���������. m.  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  ft the district, and industries already established, )))  N^a=========  ���������' '���������        ;t. '���������   '":" Lag' ���������   .      =?g^  is of as much importance  to you in your daily routine of business as any  part of your organization.  Your printed matter  should be executed in  such a manner as to be  thoro'ly representative of  your your line.  is the kind that will develop your business and  to keep it up to the top-  notch of efficiency.  We are equipped to  handle your every demand in the shape of  printed matter without  exception.  You cannot do better  than by sending your orders for job Printing to  us. Prices are consistent  with the quality for which  we are noted.  of  . ~-j���������.r~.": r"-'i.���������-  I (Yd*" 11 . JwrnJiKVuiil '''TmiMh' I, _ ["��������� - **i  'I i "���������'       I*  J \i"ii3  ABBOTSfrORl)   POBl ABBOtSF<v>?1>,   B.   C.  GAIi  L\ HUILDtOlLS-  SrT'I-'LIKS :  From Manufacturer lo Consiun-  02- Direct.  You .effect an enormous saving  on Windows, Doors, Mouldings,  Porch Columns, etc., Building  Paper and Builders' Hardware,  by buying direct by mail.  Note these prices:  5-Ooss   panel   doors   for   li^'hl  Ntain or oil       $1.70  5   cross   panel   doors   for   dark  stain or p<iint     jji _ .r>o  Window Frames       $3.,'50  J)oor. Frames    '.   fjil.tffi  Everything in stock for. im mediate shipment.     We sell     to  anyone.     Ship anywhere.  Write  for our  new illustrated  Catulogue.  A. 13. GUSHING LUMBER CO.,  Limited  Powell St., Vancouver, 55.0.  H. Brown from Vancouver  1 l'\ Chester from Silverdale  W. J.  Price from Vancouver ���������  H. R. Maris from Vancouver.   -  \V.   G.  Dunn from  New   Westmin  ister  DEATH '*OP  MISS   BOLEY  ��������� The funeral of the late Miss Boley  took place to-day to the Musselwaito  cemetery, Rev. Mr. Campbell .perform  ing the funeral services.  The deceased had been sick for a  long time, having recently returned  from Kamloops, where she had been  'with the hope of recovering   '  Tlie bereaved family have the sympathy of the neighborhood in 'this a  time of sore bereavement.  SOCIAL 10 PERSONAL ITEP-4S  ELECTION OF OFFICERS  Mr. R.' Shortreed spent Monday at  the eoast.  Mrs, J. Vanetta is convalescent after a two weeks illness.  Mrs. Yenny and Mrs. Alanson  drove to Mission on Wednesday.  .Mrs. F. C. Wiggins left on Wednes  day for a three months' visit to her  old home in the Old Country.  Mrs. A. C. Whitley Vancouver and  Mr. Taylor were Sunday visitors to  Mr.-'and Mrs. Geo. C. Clark.   ���������  At the regular meeting held in the  St. Matthews Church on Monday evening last at S o'clock the ofiicers of  the year were elected.  Peoples' Warden���������P. R. Peele and  J. P. Buyd.'  Secretaray Treasurer���������J. F. Boyd.,  Sidesmen���������Messrs Davenport, Jack  son,  Heath and Davidson.  Delegates to the Synod���������Charles  Hili-Tout, and J. F. Boyd.  Mr. Davidson was appointed au'di-  or.  Alternates to Synod���������Messrs Win-  son and Barrett.  Reports were read from the Women's Auxiliary, the Sunday School  tho secretary treasurer and tho Girls  Auxiliary, all showing a balance in  favor of the. church,-which goes to  show* that the workings of the church  arc on a popular and good financial  basis.  .   NO   LICENSES' NEEDED  R. Crate, R. Appleby. Crate certainly twirled them over great, fanning quite a number-. Appleby did famous work behind the bat. R. Cox  ai.d C. Gibbard rendered good service in the field. Crate and Gibard  did good work also at the bat.  The line up was as follows:  Randolph Appleby       Catcher  Roy  Crate   '...'. '    Pitcher-  Rex Cox  First Base  ,Roy,Solloway. 2nd Base  Clias Gibbard Short 'Stop  Archie Creamer    3rd Base  Marry Cook  Centre Field  J.orne. Hughes  Left Field  Silas Hughes Right Field  The return game will be played at  the agricultural grounds, Monday 25  of May, Empire Day at 9:30  Everybody should-attend this game  and help the boys along by their  presence.  GOOD WORK  is what, you will say when yen  -, have seen our bath room after  we have installed the plumbing  Sanitary bath room appurten- ���������  ances arenas requisite to health-  as a doctor is when,you are ill.  Our work is always A-l, and our  tory.  :   WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing- Shop  Old Creamery Bid?.. Abbotsford  j for jf arden and farm arc best  for B.C.soil So������ Catalogue fox  solid. j_uareunte>������ of purity  and j_������rmin.afi<m  Send now for Copy free   .  Sutton & Sons. The Kind's Scoa-aon  A.J. W ������ ������ d w a 8* d  Viclona      <&       Vancouver  615 Fori- St". 667Gronv'lloSh  SOLE A������3EMTS TOR QRITISM COLUMBIA  Mr." P. R. Peele has purchased a Ford  car and is taking advantage of the  , fine' weather for many pleasure trips  , There has been a big run on the  electril cookers at the B.  C. E. 'R.,  Mr.'Wiggins having sold out his stock-  several times during the last week.  Mrs. A. M. King returned home  Saturday after having spent a short  holiday at the coast.  Mrs. Chas E. Smith of. Vancouver,  was. the guest of Mrs. A. Taylor on  Tuesday last.  Mr. J. A. Blair former proprietor  ol the Commercial and mayor of Abbotsford, was in town this week.  Wedding bells will ring soon  for  one of our prosperous farmers. Eh,  Tom?     The 27th of the month'is al-  ,  ways a lucky date.  It is reported that our Mr. Sparrow is about to purchase a "palatial  runabout" He will be able to get the  gasoline very cheaply." He how  ever denies the rumor.  ' j  There will be no entertainment at  Mission City by the children of our  May Day committee, which was to be  held on the 25th in the school house.   *   The many friends of Mrs. Geo. C.  Clark will be pleased to hear that she  is progressing as favorably as can be  expected, having undergone so serious an operation on Wednesday last  Last Sunday which was one of the  beautiful days for which Abbotsford  is noted was celebrated as Mothers'  Day, and suitable services were given  in all the churches. The day was  in honor of both the living and the  dead.  A meeting is to -be held in the Alexandria Hall for the purpose of deciding what particular needle work it  would  be  best  to  have  on  to  prize  There is no license required at all  for residents of the province who  want to fish for sporting fish" stated  Game Warden Williams at Victoria  recently in- ansj\v<.:i- to a question  which had been suggested by many  enquiries. The recent amendment  to the Game Act, have-made many  people believe that a fishing license  must be~ taken out, but this is not  so, except in case'of non residents  who must take out the customary li-  ��������� cense- as before.     " "   .  - The game wardens throughout the  province have made several arrests and secured a number- of convictions during-the past'month where  breaches of the game laws have been  discovered.'  In. reading an exchange the other  day  from  the  prairie provinces  the'  item   of  information  was  read,   and  here reproduced: -  ���������  "Alljithoso who are collecting gopher tails to compete for the prizes  at. the Fall Fair should bring them  in   to  the secretary,  E.  D.  LeRiche,'  as they are secured, who will enter  the  number on  his  books.    Do  not  keep them till the close of the sea-f  son for competition.    Four prizes are  to  be given:���������First  $7;   second   $5;  third ������3; fourth 500 .22 short smoke  leess Winchester cartridges by Milyls  ������  Bearisto."  The Matsqui Women's Institute are  planning a village improvement day  for June 10th. The farmers are being asked to contributed days work  with their.teams. They hope to lay  a crushed rock from Riverside road  to tlie C. P. R. station. A hot dinr  ner will be served in the Matsqui  Hall  GIL^^^I^-e.^^ ? Fine fresh supply of "Haida"  hOCOlates! and   "Ganongs"   Celebrated'  Chocolates.   Ice Cream/'Sundaes, Soft Drinks,  etc.  We are hot weather specialists.   Try us.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  THE    MERRIAM   WEBSTER  The Only New unabridged dio-  - tionary in many y.er.rs.  | Contains-the'jpfi'i and essence  of an authoritative library.  Covers every field. of knowledge. An-.Encyclopedia in a  single book.  The Only. Dictionary "with the  . New Divided Pago.-  400,QCQ'Wot&s. -27GO. Pages.  6000 Illustrations. Cost nearly  half a million dollars. ���������   - -  Let us tell you"'about this most  remarkable single volume. -  age  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, -Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at practical  prices  6!edys Ave.  Abbotsford  i~ Write  r sample  full particulars, etc.  ���������''K'arae this  ���������*"'" pnper and  v/e will  send free  a set of  Pocket  Maps  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY. B.C.  M". MacDonald.  H. Watson. Mg-r.  . EUROPEAN PLAN  Rates 50c, 75c and $1.00  per day  First Class Grill and Bar in,Connection.   Free Sample Room.  The leading- Commercial  Houise  of the Fraser Valley.  Porfermeet8 all trains  ABBOTSFORD LOSES BALL  GAME  TO  MISSION  CITY  The young boys of Mission City  enthused with the success which our  senior baseball team has met with  so. far,.have organized a junior team  They played their first game at Abbotsford on Saturday last. Most of  "the little fellows went over on their  bicycles and were well looked after  list for the Abbotsford fair."   This is   ������>' their manager Laurie Wells   hut  aawBTKMiiiwiaMWWHaig  the right method to pursue for what \  much to their dismay a cloud passed  do the men know about needlework ' ever them when near Clayburn and  anyhow and would never be able to  manage a department of the prize list  like this so that it would be worth  the while of the ladies to compete.  HOTEL ARRIVALS  Abbotsford Hotel:  J. E. Elkins from Vancouver.  A.  Standen and  party  from  Vancouver.  M. J, Morrisey from Everett.  Mrs.   M.   J.   Morn  J. C. Morrisey from Everett.  R.  Morr from  Abbotsford  ��������� F. D. Davidson from Abbotsford  C. Dunn from New York.  R. ,.L. ViRatto'n from Portland.  F.E. In'kman fro San Diego.  C. J. Windquist from Huntingdon  A.  Kemp  from  Vancouver.  J. C. Smith from Straiton.  A. McLe.Qd from Abbotsford.  J. A.  Blair from Vancouver  W. D.  Haugh from Vancouver  J. T. Watt from North Vancouver  T.   Bard   from  Vancouver  Wm. Castlee from Vancouver  J.  C.  Cornish from Vancouver  they were forced to take refuge in a  hay mow for over half an hour. Nevertheless they were greatly encouraged at Abbotsford by the score of  14 to 10 in their favor.  The  battery for Mission City was J  $50 REWARD  Tor information of origin,, of tho  Are which destroyed my house iu Ab-  botnford ' iuul conviction of tho offenders. Address: ..H. O, FRASER,  Hox 3-1, Salmon Arm, B.C.  HOUSE TO RENT���������At Abbotsford  High situation, newly painted. Apply1  to James M. Milsteai, Abbotsford.  WANTED to rent, 100 to 150 acr  res, house and barn, with option to  buy. W.   P.   Clialies,   Box,   20,  Eburne   Station,  Eburne,   B,   C.      :  f63i - ;-  FOR SALE���������Bred-to-Iaj two hundred egg strain, Barred Rock Hens  $2.00 each, Cockerel $3.00 each.  Eggs for setting ?3.00 per" 15  Jno. A. Barr, Hatzic, B. C.  [MteiBlHlMTHlff  0_fBE3_iDQG3E3m  HlH  J. "H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Connection. Mission City  E3@13O0H{3QaEaO0Sf3OaE!JOIlifaO  CMENEMY  ��������� ���������  Horseshoer and ��������� General  ac  A Good Stock kept for Carriage and Wagon  Repairs  First-class Carriage Painter in  Connection  &  SEASON 1914  .Standard Bred'Stallion.  Color Black, Height Vi % Hands;   i> yrs. old, Weight ���������1200Tb*-.  Will  Make the Season  Between nbbotsiM-d and Now. Wo^.'iJiistor.  .Turing the Season of .10.14      Wis   home st,h;<- i- Jit Nctv West.nin-  sfer.  Will stand for service at Currio &   McKenzie!a   Livery   Barn,   Abbotsford from Wednesday Night to Thursday .Night of each week.  TERMS:     For Season $20;   Single Leap .$10.00  CHAS.  McCALLEM,  Owner  W.   DUNN,   Groom  There arc many lines of work about the farm which may be don.  by the electric current to great advantage. The first cost of installing a small motor is insignificant compared with the time and  labor which will be saved by its work at a small cost for current  Pumping water, grinding feed, sawing wood, operating cream separators, churns, etc., are classes of farm work for which electricity  is now generally used.  The provision of'electric current also makes it possible for you  to have the. convenience of modern lighting as 'well as the facilities for using electric ,labor saving apliances such as Irons,  Washing Machines, etc., in the house.  See our Light and Power representative at Abbotsford if you  are interested in saving of time and labor made possible by using  the electric current.  SEE THIS APPLIANCE  AT OUR  SALESROOMS.  c.  Electric/  LIGHT & POWER OFFICE ADJOINING STATION,   ABBOTSFORD  I  m  4  "n  ���������irri  I'J  ���������vi  III  I'll  ���������v!  'A  4  w  ':'8  m  ��������� 1  mammaamMMBMiwWMMMiyM^

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