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 ^  L((  which is incorporated "The Huntingdon; Star"  ' i;  Vol. XXIV., No.. 1.  ���������Abbotsf6rd,,B;.������5f Friday, May 12, 1922.  $1.00 Per Annum,  PLANS ARE COMPLETE  ;, FOR MAY DAY CELEBRATION  -May 24th is Abbotsford'h May Day;,  whon Queen' Elsie will crown Freda  Nelson May Queen . -for;* the-.coming.  '   yea"..    This is'the ninth annual May,  Day, Ihe first.being held.in 191,4.and,  was at that time the only May Day in  B. 0. with the exception of the Royal  City. .       -    -    ���������  During the past years the following  have.'reigned as May Queens;- 191 I,  Emelihe Alder, crowned tlie first May.  Queen, Jessie Anderson; 1915, Annie  McPhee; 191G Mario Scotsvold; 1917  Evelyn Nelson;. ��������� 1918, Margarets  Smith; 1919, Ferrol Little; 1920,  Isabel McPhee; 1921, Elsie McPhee  and the present' year'r Freda Nelson.  "Only at three.of tlie celebrations  has a Miss Canada been in attendance  ,- viz.,. 1'91.4, Ida Boulter; 1917, Annie  McCfiinmon, and 1922; Irene King.  At .(he .first May Day some of the  beys wlio the following year were called overseas, took part In"* the parade  and festival.- . Of special mention  among these is .1. Downie, who . th.tt  year captured the first prize for the  best clown in,the parade. Each,year  has seen the May Day a bigger success, and if- the weather man is kind  "��������� this' year should be ho exception. The  retiring Queen, Elsie ��������� McPhee, will  be" attended by .the "following mains  of,'; honor, Alma ��������� Duncan,"'Pauline  Kerr, Violet Rucker and, Carrie  Leary. H ��������� -."      ���������'.. -        <  '  fFreda. Nelson has chosen as her  maids of honor, Glenis Taylor, Erma  Bryent'on,' Maude McGowan and Elsie  McDonald.' ^ _���������_���������. --- . .--  "'" ~Bobb"y Waster* anT^J^meB-*Hiri!gn^'  ���������ison'are the little'' menwho will be;  pages- to the Queens. ��������� .  The programme of sports and open  air events commences at 11 a.- m*  sharp. At 1:30 p. m. the retiring  Queen will raise the Union Jack'at  the .s.liocl grounds, assisted by " Mr.  N. Hill, President of the Abbotsford  Board of Trade, who will be chairman of the ceremonies at th:>  grounds.  Directly after the flag is raised the  ��������� band will play "The Maple Leaf Forever," and the same will be sung by  the assembly. Short addresses will  then be given by prominent speakers'.  At 2 p. m. ������n'e parade w,in, -wend its  way through the main streets of the  town. " ������������������;  The concert and crowning of the  May Queen is to take place at 2:30  p. m. in the new theatre. All school  children are admitted free to the  concert. After the concert, ball  games and the children's xotillion  will be enjoyed.'  'The Abbotsford    band is.to be    in  attendance and render selections during the day, and a Goddess of Liberty  from Sumas will also be a   nev and f  attractive feature of the parade  ��������� The grand  May x Day    Ball  commence a,t 9 p: mT'   with  orchestra in attendance.'  The committee in charge are supplying    lunch    or    dinner      on    the  -grounds, also ice cream and refresh-  CHAUTAUQUA HERE .-   '    -H  MAY SOJ-M'i'O JUNK 5T JI  ��������� Those1 who remember tho profitable enjoyment^ they received last  year-will welcome Chautauqua again.  The Committee lire desirous of'dis-  posing of all"the tickets before that  date In order that the event may be a  ��������� great success.  ; In the in forests of the success of  the undertaking it Is' important that  tickets be purchased from the Committee as only '25 per, cent of the  general receipts accrue to the Committee. ,  ���������  Roll up, and buy your season ticket now; 'transferable in the family.  .Tickets may be obtained from either  of the local banks, the Post Office or  from the local merchants.    /  Jury Exonerates  ^Trainmen  MUCH TALENT DISPLAYED  AT ENJOYABLE CONCERT  Under the auspices of - the Ladies'  Aid of the    Presbyterian"' .Church a  very enjoyable concert was given .������.i  the Alexandria Hall on Friday evening.   Although the   attendance   wa?>  not up to the   average the following  programme  was much    appreciated.  Vocal solo, M!rs. Conway;1 recitation.  Mr. Harold Ne'lson Shaw; vocal solo,  (Sleep and the Roses), Mr. Frank A.  Hopkinson; vocal solo, Mr. J'.Downia  Recitation,- (Nora Murphy'   and    the  Spirits), Mr. Harold    Nelson Shaw;  vocal solo,  (Open-Blue Eyes),    Mrs..  Hartford; vocal"   number    (an    aria"  Irbm the opera    "Pagliacci"),    Mr.  Frank ; A.,- Hopkinson;,     recitation,  "("Scene' from'1 theda'st "tIays'-;'of' -Pompeii),-'Mr." Harold Nelson Shaw; vooai  solo,  Mr. Thornthwaite;     recitation/  (The Schoolmaster's Guest) M.r. Ha; ���������  old-Nelson ' Shaw; vocal   solo, (Until), Mrs.. Baldwin;  vocal solo,  (For  You,Alone;),    Mr. Frank A. Hopkinson. "  "BOOMERANG  BILL"   IS  DELIGHTFUL  Lionell Barrymore, that great char,  acter actor, reaches the topmost rung  of the ladder of screen artistry in ins  latest picture���������"Boomerang Bill"���������  a Paramount-Cosmopolitan pi iture  .coming to 'the Abbotsford Theatre  to-night. .(Saturday? May'l.ith).  "Boomerang Bill" is the story of a  crook who is white clear through  and it will bring tears to your eves  and smiles to your lips. Marguerite  M,arsh supports' Mr. Barrymore.  ments.      The May    Day Committee  appreciate the interest the residents  tion are showing in    the celebration  and trust that all may enjoy the day.  I      The. funds from the May Day cele-  i bration are used in aid of    the True  will | Blue orphanage in    New    Westmin-  Huen s ; ster where over fifty    little children  are being cared for.    This in part is  the reason that the   May    Queen   is  crowned in-doors and    an admission  charged.  Have you noticed how CottreH's business has  be.en growing? To be up-to-the-minute in his  Goal and Transfer business he has added a NEW  AUTO TRUCK for long and short hauling.      ��������� ;  ���������Teams will still be working as usual.  Besides selling Coal, all kinds   of    Building  Material, at lowest prices, will be kept in stock.  Phone 9      ���������_/:  Abbotsford, B. C.  , When the west 'bound Kettle Valley train struck" aS| McLaughlin automobile,' crossing'tug? track-' west of  Nicomen Station atiDeroche's on Sunday, night, six passengers', all in" the  motor car were instantly killed. The  passengers .wt������;e:   ,_vy  Oliver Deroche;- 3#,    of    Deroche;  farmer on tlie ol'd Deroche homestead '���������  Mrs. Rose Macdohald, 40, of Dei-  oche, formerly of Vancouver,    sister  of Oliver Deroche. *)' '*f ���������    ���������  Alex. Macdonald,>Hier    eldest "son,"  aged about 13. ������������������     '-,'���������{; *.  Bert Lr. Gregory, 2-2, farm hand for  Isadore Deroche.   ;,'-���������.,'  -Miss Marjorie-Pentland, 23, daughter of Mr. C Pentland, ��������� of Mission  City. '      *.;:>-���������  H. Lobb, farm'hantl at^ Hill's ranch.  All parties ,met instant death,   except Miss Pentland''who lived only a  few minutes after the accident. _.-  ':'  '  The crossing wJiefre   the   accident  happened is about:'a    mile ," west of  Nicomen, and is a":_rivate crossing'to  .the farms of Isadora and George .De:  r.oche.    There are five tracks, two on_  ;tiie-south side of the' main lines   and"  one on   .the -north.-; " Freight-   cars  were lying on the'sidetracks on both  sides of the crossing;  A gate at the Ifoo'tf of the grade up  to the track had'toVbe "shut, and from  this quite a-.broad,';.jSwe*p is to the  .east. From this: gate'the trail leads'  up in a,winding course^on to the side  track.', After reaching the- top the  .'Ui ir d.f tra&k'.ris:: t-h e;--"^  cicent happened. . Several- "theories  are put forward -in regard'to how���������.the  accident happened but.ino , one .will  ever know .exactly which 'was right.-  'Th'e bodies were placed' , on the  train, and Dr. Sutherland, who' with  Premier Oliver, was on the train,  pronounced life* extinct, "^almost immediately after the accident. Dr. A.  J. Stuart; coroner of -Mission City  met the train at ' Mission and- tlie"  bodies were removed-to Jones' Undertaking Parlors, the inquest being  held Wednesday morning.  Oliver Deroche, after the death of  his father,-settled down on the. old  homestead,..-where he had lived al.'  his life. Two other 'brothers, b\-  phonse and Isadore. live close by  Oliver,, had many Mends' throughout  the country, who had a good word  for him.  Mrs. Macdonald recently removed  from Vancouver to Deroche to reside  Mr. Macdonald .is in the east at the  present lime. She leaves a family of  five children the eldest of whom is  about 11 years'of age. The eldest,  Alex., a boy of. 13, being killed ih the  accident. The bodies were sent to  Vancouver on Tuesday for interment".  "Bert" Gregory, has relatives in  Vancouver, but for the past two years  or more he has worked on different  ranches around Deroche, where he  won many friends. ��������� Funeral arrangements will probably decide that ..he  will be buried at Hatzic this Thursday morning.  Harry Lobb is an only son, and letters had been recently received bv  ,liim from his mother in Ontario asking him to come home. He started  once to go but decided to go to wor,k  for Mr. Hill. This was quite recently.    Body may be sent east for bur-'  ial.  Miss Pentland is the daughter of  Mr. Claude Pentland of Mac's Buffet,  and was a recent arrival in Mission  City. She and Mr. Deroche will probably be buried at Deroche this' afternoon.  The inquest was held yesterday  afternoon. The jury left in the morning to view the scene of the accident.  The jurymen were Messrs. F. Bannister, W. Plumridge, R. Bird, A.  B.Noble, A. S. Taulbut and F.  Woods.  Mr. Grant of Corbould &. Grant of  New Westminster, was present in the  interests of the relatives of the Deroche family; Mr. Hamilton Read, for  the relatives of Miss Pentland, Mr.  M. M. Graves for the C. P. R.  Tlie first witness'to be called was  Geo. Goffett, engineer of the train  No. 11. He swore that he had been  engaged by the C. P. R. since 1894,  but for the past two   years or thereabouts had driven on the Kettle Val-  (Continued on Page Two.)  Mr. David Matchell of Vancouver  was the recent guest of his daughter,  Mrs. M,cKay. '  The W. A. of the G. W. V. A. hehl  a very well,attended meeting in the  G., W. V. A. rooms on Monday afternoon. - Preparations for the big  dance held last night were completed, and a - large amount of other  business  transacted.  Mrs.'Robert Coombes', who has recently returned from England, is thp  guest of her'mother, Mrs. Joe Treth-  eway.'      : ,  ' Mrs. C.' Robb and Mrs. D. Campbell  of Vancouver were,the guests of their  sister,' Mrs.'D. Smith, on Sunday.  Mr..N. Enander, ' D.C. Ph.C. a  graduate,-of the . Palmer School of.  Ch'iropratic,' Davenport, Iowa,' who  has recently been a guest - at the  Manse, has opened "an office at  ���������Sunias, ".Wash.  Tedd Little had tlie misfortune of  cutting * his fingers' badly at the  shingle mill last'week.  Mrs. Livingstone" of .Langley Prairie "was the week-end guest- of Mrs.  J.-W. Wright.  Mr. and Mrs". Colin Fraser of  Sumas spent'Sunday at the home of  Mrs. H. Fraser.  Mr^Ed. Cisson has gone to Vancouver,-and expects to visit .points in  tlie'interior while away.        - ���������  Mrs-. J!  Mcintosh    of    Chilliwack-  spent the week-end at    the'home of  Mrs. H. Fraser.  Mjr; and Mrs.E. J. Chesterfield Oi.  New Westminster-were, the recent;  'guests7''of. MrsV",J7 'Dowiiie."^ ".".-'/��������� *:-'������������������.'���������?���������  .-'Mrsr/Pettipiece of Vancouver/-, and'  -Mrs. Livingstone of, .Lang'ley Prairie  visited Abbotsford -this week in cor-  nection with;   the    organizing   of   a"  Maccabee;of the World Lodge hern.  , Mr. Dan-Smith wlio has been Very,  ill is reported much improved.  Rev. W. Robertson has been appointed a, delegate to the Presbyterian General Assembly which meets in  Winnipeg on the 7th of June.  Mrs. Brown of Vancouver .is    the  guest of her son G.' O. Brown.  ,  Mrs. O. Hicks of Mt. Lehman was  a visitor in town Monday.  After a rest of a week or so the  Abbotsford Band resumed the regular practises this week, and are preparing special music for May Day.  Rev. A. Harding Priest who has  been quite ill has sufficiently recovered to be able to be out again.  Miss Manning of the teaching staff  of the Abbotsford school, spent , the  week-end in Vancouver.  Miss Ferrol was a visitor at the  coast cities recently.  Mrs. "J. L. Preston, convenor of the  Flower Show committee called a  meeting this week in connection wiih  this season's exhibit. It was decided that the Sumas-Abbotsford Agri-"  cultural Sociey will hold their annual  Flower Show on the 24th of August."  in-the G-. W. V. A. Hall. Those in "attendance at the meeting were named  on the various committees to make  arrangements for the "exhibit.  ��������� Mrs. J. Parton entertained the  members of the Comrade Bible,Class  at a social evening in the Sunday  School room of the"' Presbyterian  Church Wednesday. A splendid, time  was spent in games and conundrums.  Tas'tey refreshments were, served.  In connection with "Mother's Day"  Rev' W. Robertson.will preach a special sermon at the - Presbyterian  Church on Sunday evening..  ��������� Miss Emelyne Alder " looked after  her parents' home while    Rev. J. S.  and Mrs.' Alder were    in  Vancouver  ..last-week.     .'... --���������;,  *--.    -,-...     i ,-.   .  -��������� Mrs. W:'J. Gray entertained  Embroidery Club Oast Tuesday,  enjoyable tirrie was spent.  the  An  Dominion  Chautauqua'- at Abbotsford, "May 30 to June 5'.;.  A store is being built.at Whatcom  Road, and the owners will .-occupy it  as soon as completed.  ���������    Chautauqua opens May 30.  Straw Hats, Misses .and Girls', assorted  of the season's newest styles, varying in  price from 50c up  ���������*������  Childrens and Misses' White Canvas  Shoes, with leather and rubber soles.  Girls and Children's Patent I^ary-Janes  and Slippers from -SI.95 up.  Our stock is complete and the service up-to-the-  minute. In the Men's Department we have the  finest Men's Furnishings stock in the Fraser  Valley, with new up-to-dale lines of Collars,  Ties and Hosiery.  An Excellent line of Crockery in stock.  Butterick Patterns���������that answers itself.  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  \ .  I  0Wbi  .ft* VI ,- PAGE TWO  :fifcj*..  a?fii ABBOTgj^Ri) 'pfasE  fffJB ABBOTSFORD POST  "Published Every Friday  J. A. BATES, Editor and Prqprfetor  FRIDAY, MAY. 12, 1922  TOMATO CULTURE FOR  SHORT SEASONS  Th'ere are many districts where the  season is too short to warrant tomato growing on a large scale. Enough  tomatoes however may be grown to  meet domestic grounds, and those of  a local market, When this class' of  soft fruit lias to be shipped ' several  hundreds of miles, as is often the  ' case, and has run ' the gauntlet of  commission houses, jobbers, wholesalers and retailers, by the time it  reaches the consumer it is a very  questionable commodity. , This condition, plus freight and .express  charges, does not conduce to a healthy demand, hence the advisability of  home-grown fruit whenever prartji-'  able.,'Where tlie season is free from-  frost between June 12th and September 20th, it is qute possible to have  a good supply of tomatoes if atten-  , tioh lie paid to detail, and the plants  receive the care they , need at the  proper time.  Sowing tomato seed (for planting  in-the .open around June 12th)  should take place ���������_ during the last  week in ..-March or the first.week in  Apiri'l. "This should.be done in shallow, boxes -in.the hot-bed. The soil  used should be a compost of good  friable .loam .with an admixture of  decomposed barnyard manure, or leaf  mpufd and sand in such proportion  that it .will not set hard. Sow the  seed .thinly'! and. evenly, cover lightly  with' soil .and give a good watering  The seed should'germinate in about  ten .day's," and", Jro'm this ..time on the  plants';shoui'd,have-as -much air as  can. safely be.given to ensure" a good  stocky growth.' When' the first rough  or true, leaf appears, which will be  about fourteen^ days after germina-  , tioh, the seedlings should' receive  their'first transplanting into flats,  about:'two inches' apart each way. Tlie  so'irfor'itliis 'should' be much' the  same as'that in which the seed was  lsown,"but hot quite as fine. Shade  lightly for a day or two from bright  sun, but .'do .not coddle unnecessarily. Do not overwater. See that the  roots get it-only when needed.  By May 12 th the plants should b:>.  ready for their second; transplanting,  this time into the, cold frame.    Pre-  par't'a-.'site by   treading a    piece of  ground firm.    On this place the box  of your frame and,   introduce    three  inches of good soil, consisting of two  parts loan and one part rotten manure.    Make    moderately    firm    and  set" your plants in  this    six    inches  apart each' way,  Shade  is necessarv  for a day or two.    Remove the lights  entirely on all favourable occasions.  Safeguard at nights by adequate c -v-  er'ihgs.   Pinch out all side shoots    as  they appear.  .The field position    should, if possible, be one sheltered    from    rough  winds'," but open to sun and air. Here  the'plants.,should be   ?,et as' soon as  danger-from��������� frost is    past.    Lei the  rqws be II inches    apart,    with    tiie.  riants 12 inches    apart in the rows.  By pushing a spade'.under the. plants  it;'will be found that they'will bring,  away all the soil in-'the    bed   -with  tli'erii, and will receive but   little,    if  any,, check.    Stake with short stakes  ���������^two feet is ample, and give    their  first tie as    soon   "as    planted.    Tlie  first truss of .bloom   will    be in evidence at this date aiid should be   retained.    Once a'   week go    through  your plants    and    remove   all   r.ide  shoots, and distorted blooms as.  the  latter'only .produce    cull fruits.    As  sob,n as the second truss of bloom is  visible*'p.ihcla" out the terminal point  of;'your plant, leaving one leaf, beyond the. second truss.    The second  and last tie ^should ..now ' be   given.  ;'jtfouf' mature'" plant wi'l therefore  consist of about nine leaves   and two  trusses of fruit.  [Keep the hoe going, but not too  deeply. If irrigation is practised so  much the better, as by a regular supply of moisture you will be able to  reduce cracked fruit to a minimum.  Ripe fruit may be looked for early  in August," and tlie"plants, if reasonably well cared for, should, in a fair  season, yield from two to four  pounds of-ripe fruit each.  '.'Amongst many desirable varieties  may be mentioned Alacrity, Earliana,  Danish.Export and Bonny Best.���������Experimental Station, Invermere, B, C.  suit of high water.  In further proof of the statemeut  that very little snow has melted, the  remark has been 'made that at the  present time the riveris lower'than it  has been for several years.  A-special report to The British  Columbian' from Ashcroft states that  the river there.is rising very slowly  and that the" nights are still very-  cold, indicating that there is as yet.  little run-off.'. The anticipation there  is that if hot weather comes and  continues for any time, very high  water should be almost sure to fol-'  low.���������Columbian. -  The long expected entry of British  Columbia farmers into politics has  arrived at last. The manifesto proves'  ' very definitely that its trainers are  well aware of what *-.they are doing  that they recognize the seriousness of  tlie movement and that they are absolutely conscientious in their work.  The tentative platform which the  public are invited to support is well  drawn and built and covers a'multitude of topics and problems in  which all farmers" are most keen"y  interested.  Just what reception the new party  will receive at the,hands of the public  it is impossible to predict as British  Columbia is entirely unlike any other  province of the Dominion in its population and public psychology. New  articles, new ideas, new things generally, have a harder row to hoe  here than elsewhere. British Columbia is peopled by a staid race which  is little given to change . and it is  .predicted that eventually there will  be a relapse or a return to the two-  party 'system.      '  In this connection, it is maintained that if the Conservative party were  headed by,a more popular or a more  acceptable leader in the eye,of the  public, the new farmers' party woii"-."  not and could not be possible; persons who argue along this line are inclined to look upon' the.farmers' political movement in the.Province as a  break in the Conservative party and  a defection from the -Conservative  ranks arid leadership; they also believe that eventually the movement  will have the effect of forcing.the  Conservative party to drop its pres-.  ent leader, after'which fusion of the  Farmers' and Conservative parties  will be possible ".under, the; old hatcif.  but dominated by the, Conservative  farmers who. are ,so, prominent,in,the-  present movement.���������Ex.  Jury Exonerates Trainmen  IMG  FRESHET IS PREDICTED  ���������Extremely high wattr in tie    Fraser River this year is predicted    by  numerous old-timers in    tlie Fraser  Valley;     The> bams on    which    this  prediction is made is (hat of the unusually    long-   arid    severe    winter,  coupled,with a rather    heavy,.snowfall in "the mountains, and lastly the  backward spring. According to these  authorities,1 in .previous    years,    tiie  foothills were usually bare of snow,  o������; nearly so, by the    end    of April.  This is not the case this year,    they  state.     When this state of affairs exists, the higher mountains also have  more snow. --Consequently   when the I down to the gate  Continued.from.Page Ohei  ley route.    He was :faniiliar with the  run.    On Sunday, May. 7th, he    was  on duty as usual.   Hepassed Deroche  on time 21:22. It was two miles.from  Deroche to Nicomen, and no stop was.  made at Nicomen unless flagged. On  Sunday's run no stop   was made   at  Nicomen- station for passengers, but  a stop had been   made at ��������� Deroche.  Asked what    preparation    had been  made for stop at Nicomen.    Heshuit  off the steam after starting the train.  Was going at usual speed.    He was  going approximately "about ten miles  below the schedule, about 20 to 25  miles an hour.   The whistle had been  blown when he came in sight of the  station, which   was about .2000 feet.  The first'indication.he had of an accident was a sound and a"   jar.     The  sound was like a   boiler   shot, or   a  cylinder with rollin'g tubes.    His attention was taken with nothing else  except the engine.    He thought that  he might have struck a~ hand car or  an auto. He immediately shut off the  steam and put on , the    emergency  brakes.    The emergency meant    ten  per cent, braking power to the ordin  ary braking  power.    The train ' was  stopped in about 500 or 550 feet; He  then went back to the.rear of    the  train.    An auto had been thrown up  against the end of the box cars on the  passing track north of the trai.n    He  saw five bodies between    the    main  track and' the passing track.      Hon.  Dr. Sutherland was on the'train and  lie examined the victims of the'���������-accident.   There was just   a flicker ..of  life in the Pentland girl���������as it were  just gasping.    A stretcher was gotten  and she was taken to    the    baggage  car, after the train had   been backed  up.   The bodies were all   placed   in  the same car.    The    wreckage    was  pushed further towards    the passing  track.      Tlie flag was called in arid  they started for Mission City.  The engineer never had any  trouble at this crossing before. There  was nothing that governed this crossing in the regulations that he kn������jw  of. This finished the Coroner's 'examination.  Witness "was then examined by Mr.  Grant of .Corbould &,, Grant.,. He  was examined from .'many view  points, but stated thatias long as tho  track was clear and the yard clear  he (the engineer) did not look out"  into the fields for rigs, autos1 or any  other thing. He thought that turning the curve the light would be  trown out into the field and sweep  where   the   auto  warmtweather becomes general,   this,  increased' amjoiiht of snow will melt  very rapidly with the subsequent re-  came through, but .his,,,duty, was  to  see that' the track was clear arid that  was what the light was for. Hamilton  Road 911 examining the witness arm  then evidence given bofore was  coifqbo'rated. -Ijio box cars on the*  isoiitli side of the truck cast of lire  crossing; miglit...-..obscure - tho auto  corning up to-'the-track. He had been  over the run once since ,the accident  but could not give tlie exact position  of the cars.in the Nicomen yard.  M. M.' Graves then took charge of  the witness after adjournment. It  developed that coining round the  curve that the head light would be  showing' light in tlie field in line  with the- dwelling���������at the furthest  point. The distance from the station  crossing to the " platform would be  about 500 or. .600 feet.. Trainmen  however counted measurement by  coaches. Tlie fireman started to  stoke up just about opposite the station. He would look first to see if  the track-, was clear. , After- the  steam was shut off the wheels of the  engine would,make many revolutions  before'the.steam hi the engine would  be entirely exhausted, and it would  be then that the breaks would get in  .their work.  This ended   ���������the evidence    for the  engineer.        -";  . ,.'"'  Harry  Finnie', the fireman, stated  he had been sixteen years and a halt'  with the C. P. R.      Ho had come   on  the present run about two and a half  months ago, but had been firiiiK before. He recollected the night of Sunday last.    At the time of the accident he had been putting irr coal into, the engine. Left Deroche putting  on fire. Between two points had beon  standing up beside to look out air end.  Alter    the    train    had    turned    tho  curve he had again started io fire as  he had put on only a small firo before. . Tiie light would    strike   ovei  into the field,  but after turning the  curve it would go straight down tho  track. ���������    When  he looked down the  track it  was  perfectly " clear.      He  could see .considerable    -ways ahead.  Yes as' far,as Nicomen station.    He  bad nothing to do with    the whistle.  lie thought at first they had struck  the wrong switch and he started  to  look for a place to get off the engine-.  When tlie train'began to slow down  he knew they were not off tho track.  He could see,nothing.      He saw   the  wreck about five minutes after, tho  train stopped as. he had to attend to  the engine afer the engineer had left  the train. . Then he went up the track  beside the bodies'.  Examined by Mr. Grant, the Witness stated that he did .not  know how.long the box cars had remained, at" the crossing.  Cross-questioned by    Mr.'   Greaves  he. stated-that he,could hot see the  gate at night time.  j Mr. George Washington Hatch, C.  P. R...conductor,.had -been employed  by the C.'P. R. since' 19 02, and' re:;  cjently   on   the   Kettle   Valley   train.  Stated.that when he heard the crash  he thought that peraps it was a tor  I>edo that had gone off       He was in  the second car from the    engine   at  that time, and he   liad    feit no jar.  He-felt the .brakes go into emergency  Heard tho whistle blowing, and the  b'ell ringing.'   They had    picked   u >  passengers at Deroche, but   none   at  Nicomen. According to his' judgment  the-train was going about 20 miles an  hour and maybe more.    He saw tli3  engineer coming, back- when he got  qff the train and asked what was the  ;.matter:    He said they had struck an  automobile at the crossing. " 1 had a  .look at them and came to. the conclusion they were all dead. I undor-  jtand the  Hon.  Dr.  Sutherland had  pronounced them all dead but I did  iVqt ask him.    I met A. Deroche and  lie knew all the victims and I took  down the names' from him. We bacit-  'M up and loaded the bodies into the  oaggage car.  .���������   .Cross-examined by Mr.    Grant    he  <!tated that- the responsibility for the  ;Iook out was with,-the fireman and  the engineer.  f Cross-examined by Mr. Read wit-  nesfl^-.tated he never head of an engineer who did not blow his whistle  at crossings unless he absolutely forgot it.  To M. M. Greaves witness.stated  there was fully fifty feet between the  cars on the south track.  .' Charles Lovedale, who is section-  .nian on the track from Nicomen west  heard the train whistle in the usual  way. Was first at the wreck. Saw Oliver Deroche at 7:15 at brother-in-  law's place.  Cross-examined by Hamilton Read  witness' stated that deceased Oliver  Deroche was not in his usual health.  Cross-examined by Coroner Stuart  witness stated that he thought Oliver  had a few drinks. You could not say  he was Intoxicated. He was walking  around. He had a. bottle with him  then. I tasted it.    '  To Mr. Grant witness stated he did  not see Deroche take a drink.  :i  The jury after a short time brought  in the following verdict:      We. your  jury find the Mrs. Macdonald and son [  Miss Pentland, Oliver Deroche, Bert ]  -.Gregory "and Harry Lobb met'their*  fteath accidentally on Sunday May 7-h  :1.922 at about 9:25 p. in. at Deroche  farm crossing west of Nicomen station in a collision between an auto  in which they were,riding and the 0.  p. R. west bound train No. 11 and we  exonerate the   trainmen    from    any  blame whatsoever.;',  We add as a rider the suggestion  that whistles of all trains should hi  sounded when approaching all farpi  or private crossings; and we also- suggest that' all crossings be.left clear  of all cars for a space of 100 feet on  each side of the crossings.  ft  Statistics recently compiled, show that British Gplumbia  lias more telephones to.population than any other province oi\Canada. It'is to maintain this enviable record  that extensions of outside plant, and central office equipment are constantly being made and this t year large expenditures are planned.. Facilities for adequate telephoning' are always kepi, up to top notch, with the result that  our whole system is in excellent condition, and we are in  a position at all times to supply service when the request,  is made. *"���������    ' ,,,'���������.  British Columbia Telephone Company  .. Made in Canada  NO VALUE ITS  Silent valve-in-head motor; improved tappets and valves.  Gasoline tank at rear'; vacuum feed system.  Demountable rims and snare tire carrier.  re-  Spiral bevel.differential; strong.rear axle housings.  _.  Selective type.transmission.' Three speeds forward and  ��������� verse'.        -';".- ������������������       -  Improved front axle design.   Tinken bearings.  Cord tires; bumper;   .speedometer; ..rope rail; , ammeter  and pressure oil gauge.  Oue man top wtih   plate   glass rear curtain ligtit.     Side  curtains open.with doors. . ' "  The Lowest Price Fully Equipped Quality Car Ever Built  ���������  Chevrolet and Nash Agents    -"  Mission City, B. C.  Chevrolet Dealers have a reputation for Serviced  MODEL "490" TOURING CAR  Alex, S. Duncan  Barrister    " Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood-Building  Phone 8C01 P. O. Box 09   *  MISSION CITY, B. O.  Wm. Allan son  General Auctioneer and Live  Stock Specialist.  23 years among the-Stockmen! of  the Eraser Valley. A;m JaSmila'r  with  the different breeds .of lis'������  stock and their values.  .*���������������������!  11V  ���������S}UDO  AHOJ_  liap  ���������009 puii &0S 's^jsanap  ���������aire}   0}   ^uusBaid   pun  arjuaQ  A\9J   V    A*[UO    SJSOD    'J[3SJn0.t    }I  ���������suoj;dn.ia upis pun soqoupx'oq  'Spi.00      U.BU9A9I      XUAVB      S8AJJp  .iSddrQgs  all communications  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C"  to  'l\-e joj eans pui? qtbs os 's^ooa  puu sqjoii 3.IIHI jo puaiq sfm Sujpuaiu  -iuooo.1 -rnoqu. uoireifsoq ou bj ojaq'x  tsiSSnjg my, s������@������  BH__ggiig___^i^^  g ���������OS'T* VUV 009 'O08  'sjarrcap n" IV ���������qo^uiois am las  -dn iou saop pur? Xuiouooo ,suirour  osop iitfuig luaioijja pun sans  '8jx;S   'uajpnqo jo sdn-uA\0J3 jo_  Hjanoo xvhx  SdOXS HOIIHS  For  a Good SraokeTry  B.C. & Old Sport  CIGARS  B.   C.   CIGAR   FACTORY  WILBERGJ a WOLZ. PROP.  They .say opportunity only .knocks  once. Some people knock all tlnv  time.  *ES;  Funeral Director *  AGENT   FOR  HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  4  m  J  i;'S  >.il  stasai  ill  i  >.*? If-  nM*-  THE ABBOTS^GRf) PO&X  PAGHl THREE  (Lute   Taylor   & ' Humphrey)    i  B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Room   C   Hart   Block, -Chilliwaclc  , Box   422. GHIIJJWAOK  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OPEN   EVERY   FDIDAY  ABUOTSFOItl),   B.   C.  ABBOTSFORD  First Saturday in,  Each Month  di I p. m.  ;,-���������  ALAN M. J80K0VSKI  Auctioneer  Of. McPhee's Stable  P. 0. Box 94  Most of Your Home  Actually' the-, greatest ��������� part.fit  "the area of it, is covered with  Wallpaper. Wallpaper is; <ii3  distinctive feature; it forms the  , background for everything  else. v"';  Let me-show you "samples'and  give you figures.^on .. hanging,  painting, staining, calsominihg,  etc.  J.E.PARTON  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C.  MUD SHOULD BE REMOVED  FROM CAR AT ONCE  >^*^&^������-i^**^*m*^**&^*^*^^^>-^**+^+ ^ a ������ a o ii in m ������  SUBDIVISION   OF FARM LANDS  toi 1-  -3.2 04 acres uncleared land.  * . 1. .s'Ml, good water,    electric light,  - facing the Hospital.      Would   make  fine fruit or chicken ranch.    Terms.  $900.00.    ' ' '        ' ~~ '" ~.    "���������'���������    '.  Lot 2���������5 acres.    Same' as    above.  -All this property joins the town  and  this 5 acres is   partly    cleared.   Per  "acre,   $260.00. ...  . Lot 3'���������5 .acres partly cleared, per  acre,   $250.00... >.,_.   \    -V     ;  Lot 4���������-One acre, splendid    home-  site settled all around "-.with a . good  class of houses, $300.00.' '  Lot 5, 6,-.7r-^Sam>"asi6t 4.  "Lot -8���������One acre.    A    corner    lot  , having a.   large'   frontage   on    both  " streets, and a splendid -view, .-Lots of  water.' Electric light. $500.00.   -.  . Lot ?,.10, 11, 12���������rOne acre  Fine^homesites, each $300.00.  -' Lot    13���������5 ��������� room't: cotta:ge  -50x150, rented,  $900.00.  Lot 14���������5 room cottage  IS 0," ��������� reii ted,; $ 9 0 0 .'Q 0 .-  i'L'ot 1 5'���������6 room.house.  150",  $1000.00. '������������������    "  ..Lot.10���������5. room -house..  i"5o;" $u6o.oo.  Lot *-20-^13.26'' acres,  house,, large barns, outbuildings, orchard, good water, on main road over looking and adjoining town. Splen  did view. $50.0,0.0.0 . " '.'''"  . Lot'21���������li:54' acres, house, outbuildings and clearing;"fruit trees.  Fine .situation' overlooking -the'town  where there is a market for all kinds  of produce. $3000.00.  Lot    25���������Building  $250.00    ,. .  ,.v ,,-  Lot    26���������Buiiding  $250:00  Lot    27���������Building  $250,00  .Lot 29���������One acre, $300.00.  ' Lot' 30���������One acre, $300.00.  .  L6t'31^-One acre, $300.00.  Lot 32���������One acre, corner lot, frontage on two, roads, $.400.00.  Lot/33���������1.118 acres,    north of B.  C. E.  Ry, $300.00.  The whole subdivision    would be  sold at a price and terms that would  make it a splendid investment.  APPLY TO  JAMES MILSTED  ,   ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  each.  Lot  Lot 5 Ox  Lot 5 Ox  Lot ,5 Ox  room  lot  lot  lot  66x132,  66x132.  66x132.  Members and delegates of the Abbotsford Board of Trade to the number of nearly thirty journeyed io  New Westminster last Friday to  attend the forming of the Associated  Boards of Trade of the Fraser Valley.  ��������� Friends of Mr. Weatherbee, Jr.  will be Pleased to learn that'he is  progressing favorably since undergoing an operation in the local hospital.  An automobile body that has. lost  its lustre, the paint allowed to become cracked' and the rust of body  metal exposed, is in tho same'/class  with the slovenly appearing man  with clothes in need of pressing and  runover heels on his shoes.  The ways and means of maintaining a bright shiny coat for your car  have been pointed out in a statement  of do's f.nd dont's by the Chandler  Motor Car company. ,  Proof that the average car owner  is not familiar with the proper way  to wash his car and .care for- the  "finish is supplied by the pig proportion of "shabby" looking cars .. that  may be seen on any street, road or  boulevard.  The Chandler statement follows:  "There is a proper time to was'i  an automobile and the work should  be thoroughly done. If mud is allowed to dry on the cair, it is harder  to get off and stains the varnish. Mud  should never be permitted to romain  on a car longer than absolutely necessary, at any rate, not iovor night. All  mud contains, alkali and in some  parts of'the coutry is almost clear  alkali. Alkali bus the same relation  to varnish as muriatic or nitric acid  has to^steel. The antidote is water,  plain everyday water right out,of the  tap.  "If one expects to keep a-'fine car  looking fine, he must be willing Io-  flush off the mud at night no matter'  how late it is. Tire work need nv.  take more than half an ' hour and  can be thoroughly done in (he morning.  "The chief things to guard against  are the excessive use 'of soap,- using  water with too much force, and  washing the hood before it is cooled.  "In"the old days, no- coachman  would, permit a fine carriage to go  unwashed, no matter how late he  came in to tho stable at night. You  must-treat an automobile the same  way if you - reach the standard oi  the old-fashioned coachman: '  "There are two things that should  be remembered. First, that soup,  tended to cut grease will attack-varnish if allowed'to'stand ,011 the car,  because oil is an important part of  varnish. Second, hot water -takes  the lustre from varnish.  "First of all, a car should not' lift  washed out in the sun, because the  sun will dry off the water too quickly, leaving water marks;- choose a  shady place with plenty of light!  "Dissolve a little   good automobile  soap in a pail of water so as to make  a soap.solution. Have a soft carriage,  sponge ready.." Start with the right"  hand front wheel and under side of,  the fender and that part of. the "chas  sis nearby.    Let the water, flow fi-oni  j the-hose" in a gentle stream so . tha^  it will carry about   six    inches from  the end-of the hose.      Go ' over the  'wheels,"etc, first with water    from  a hose.-   Most of the mud will    come  off.   There may be   road oil or machine oil, which requires soap.      In  that case put some of the soapy, water  on these parts, oopping it on freely.  VAfterthat has': been done start  right ih with a hose and sponge and,  ���������wash it off. Don't let the-soapy water-  stand more than five minutes on the  varnish. Now wash off thoroughly  with clean water because - all of tlie  mud and grease should have come oCf  by-'this time. Leave it alone to dry  That completes the right-hand front  part of the chassis and the same  work should be done on the thr-.i  other wheels and adjacent parts'. That  completes the work on the chassis.  "Take, another clean sponge and  with the water still- flowing gently  from the hose start at the' left-hand  front of the body and flow all tho  dust off. There will, be no need for  soap because machine oil or road oil  is never spattered on the body.  "After flowing the   water on,    g^  over the entire body   again with    a  hose and- a- wet sponge and wash it  Go entirely around the car, including  the top of the fenders to the left side,  but don't wet the hood; it   may   be  still warm.  ���������'"Now all- the dirt has been flowed off and the    sponge    should.  Ih  squeezed as dry .as possible, and ail  the water remaining    on mouldings  or in-crevices   should-be picked   up  Wet the    chamois    thoroughly    and  squeeze it as dry as'   possible.   Then  whips off all the water   on the body,  This will get it perfectly diry.  "After all this is done, wash the  hood and the top of the radiator.  There may be some spatters of machine oil on the hood, and if there  are, use a little soap locally, washing  It off soon after it is put on. In any  case, don't let the water stand more  than five minutes on the hood, because it has become heated by tiie  engine. The heat penetrates ihc  water and the lustre will be damaged. The reason the hood is left until the last is so that it will cool off  as much as possible. It should finally be dried with a chamois like the  body.  "If you have trouble drying the  body with a chamois, ask some old-  fashioned coachman how it is done.  There is a little trick to it, but it it-'  not difficult when the trick is learned." ���������   . The tax of two cents per gallon imposed on gasoline by the Alberta gov  ernment will provide a revenue of  nearly $500,000. These figures aro  based on a consumption of 25,000,-  000 gallons.  We are running this advertisement as an invitation  to you to join our $10.00 Get Acquainted Club, so read  what we have to say. '.  We-have two w.ells in, and have our third well started. Our stock is worth $3.00 per share, brokers are listing it at .$1.50 to $2.35.  We are offering for.new stockholders to join us and  (hen investigate. Ten, shares NOW. for $10.00, not  more than twenty shares to any one person or more  than one-hundred shares to any one family at this $1.00  per share price.       '     " ���������'-  Join us in this small way, then investigate our standing, our plans, etc., then, if you are satisfied, you can  buy more stock at the prevailing price at that time. IF  YOU ARE>TOf SATISFIED, we will return your ten  ���������dollarsion demand, if you mate demand -within thirty  days from the time you send us tlie $10.00.      ;  Is that iiot Fair  Enough?     Gould  You Ask for More?  '   ;Our plans are to drill Ten Wells just as quick as  money, labor and material can be assembled, and we  (    . honestly expect our   stock   to   sell   from   $100.00   to  .. . $1000.00 a share as soon as these plans are carried out.  We are not a one well syndicate, but a thoroughly  -   organized and going company, and expect to not only  drill hundreds of  wells   as  has   been   done  by   the  i   .Standard Oil Company,   Sinclair   Oil   Company   and  others, but we expect to build our. own pipe lines, and  ;     our own refineries and establish our own Gasoline sta-  ���������  lions all over the country.  With these plans carried out your $10.00 invested  "'   -.-today should be worth a   THOUSAND DOLLARS,   or  -    more to you.  Start right, in a   small way,   then satisfy yourself  ��������� ���������'������������������*    that you are in the right company, then increase your  holdings, or getout if you.are not satisfied.  $10.00 starts you on the road to success and wealth  with us if you act now, today, at once.  Inquiries invited.  1 en Shares  d.IC5  <AICo  ���������L. DORADO, ARK.   EOX 653  .teo^^^  ?^$3^3������=^^ fl?r:  _/THE ABfBOTSPOHD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. (X  tViV  CLEAN AND WHOLESOME  ' It is an important feature with us to keep every tool and  appliance in a thoroughly sanitary condition. All our surroundings are sweet and wholesome, not only those which  are exposed to the view of the customers,' but all portions  of the premises.   No better meat can be offered for sale.  BEST  S. F. WHITE  B.   C.   Phone   41..  .Farmers' Phone 19 09  Abbotsford, B.C.  AND  iMwmmwwi  Advertisements under    the    above  heading cost 25    cents    per    issue.  MAIL CONTRACT  SEALED TENDERS, addressed to  ��������� the Postmaster General,    will be received at.Ottawa until noon, on  Friday,   the 12lh May, 1������22  .for 'the conveyance of-Plis    Majesty's  Mails, on a proposed    Contract    for  four years three times per week over  the ','  Abbotsford Rural Route No. 1.  from the Postmaster    General's plea-  pure.  Printed notices containing further  . information as to conditions of proposed Contract may be seen and  blank forms of Tender may ��������� be obtained at'the Post Oi'Vi-je oi' Abbotsford, B. C. and at the office of rhe  District Superintendent of Postal  Pei vice.  T'i&trict Superintendent's Office  Vancouver, B. C.  - 31st March, 1922.  J. F. MURRAY,  Acting ^District Superintendent.  IN  TIIE  ESTATE  OF  JAMES PATTERSON  Late of Huntingdon, formerly of  Webb, Sask., Deceased.  Notice is.hereby given that all  persons having claims' against the  above named deceased are required  to send particulars thereof duly verified to the undersigned on or before  ���������the 30th day of May 1922, after,  which date-the undersigned will proceed to distribute the assets' of the  deceased among the persons entitled  thereto having regard ..only to the  claim of which I will then have had  notice.  Dated at    Huntingdon, B. C, this  28th-day of April, 1922.  D.  B.  DERBYSHIRE,  Webb," Sask.  Executor "of-'the above Estate,   .  Per C. H. Croke,  Huntingdon, B. C.  a2S-m2 6  WH1TECHAPKL IS SHOWN  IN "THREE LIVE GHOSTS"  Local and Personal  ' A meeting of the business men q������  the community who have the arrangements for the Chautauqua in hand  was held Monday evening' with a  good attendance. Mr. R. L. McCul-  loch was appointed president of the  committee and J. F. Pratt, secretary.  Mr. N. Mill is convenor of the ticket  committee and Mr.. H. Harrop of r.lie  grounds comrnitteee. The advertising committee includes: Dr. T. A.  Swift, J. A. Weston, H. Hutchison, (.������������������.  H. Kerr, S. J. Bates, Wm. Merry field,  G. A. Cruickshank and Rev. W.  Robertson. All net proceeds are to  be given to the M.-S.-A. Hospital.   ,  It is probable that a union Sunday  School and Church service will be  held on the Sunday that Chautauqua  is' here. Programmes and literature  are well distributed which announce  that the- Dominion Chautauqua will  visit Abbotsford on May 30th, 31st,  June 1-2-3-5. The next meeting or  the committees will be held in the  Ban of Montreal Chambers on May  18th.  Mr. J. Heath, real estate broker,  reports the following ��������� sales this  week, Mr. Home of Vernon has purchased the Mike Miller place; Mr.  John Mitchell has', disposed of ten  acres of-his property to , Mr. Ruckas,  and Mr. Logan has purchased the  house and lot recently owned by A.  S. Conway, situated at Central Park.  Planting of the  Vegetable Garden  ON THE- MARKET  Tires guaranteed for  7500 miles with five ply  fabric. ^  Heavy five ply< brown  tubes. Made in Canada.  /. W. WRIGHT  THE  Watkins Man  Abbotsford, B. C.  If it is anything in the Grocery line I have i  complete stock of up-to-date groceries and my  prices arc right.        ���������  Corn, 2 cans for '. ; :'.. 35^  .Tomatoes, 2 cans for ...... 45^*  Corn Flakes, 3 for ' :..'. ���������...'    .:'. 25������  Tea, 3 lbs. for ......; ."..; $1.15  4-9 lb. Quaker Flour $2.35  Ripe Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Onions and  Head Lettuce.  Quality 'Service '      ,   . Price  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  The Art . Department of Para-  mount's London Studio tried out a  novel idea for one of the sets in  "Three Live Ghosts," which will be  p shown at the Abbotsford Theatre  next Friday and Saturday. May 1 ������th  and 20th.  For the Gubbin's home, a typical  "Whitechapel background was requisitioned. A house-to-house search  ,'.in one of the lowest districts of the  city waa made and at last an old  woman was induced to part with her  household goods for a few clays in  return for the usual "consideration."  Thus when the new George Fitz-  maurice picture is' shovtii here the  public will get a chance of seeing in  what kind of surroundings "the  other half" of London really live, for  not only is every slick of furniture  part and parcel of a genuine Whitechapel parlor, but lire arrangement  of every bit is faithfully copied from  the original resldc-m i from which it  was taken,' Anna Q. Nrlsson and  Norman Kerry have t.'io Joadfi-g  roles.  DfiATH OF Mlt. GRKKNINfl  The death occurred last Friday evening of Mr. Mike Greening, who  has been ill for over two years. The  funeral was held to Musselwhite Cemetery on Sunday, Rev. W. Robertson  officiating.  The deceased was sixty-five years  of age and is survived by a widow,  four sons and one daughter.  Mr. C. S. Richmond, New Westminster,, well known to the residents of  the Fraser Valley, having been in  business'in that town for some years,  has consented to take charge of the  Grocery department at Whitchelo's  store. /  There are so.many different, phases  of work to be considered in connection with the planting    of a garden  that one needs to . have   a thorough  grasp of the proper procedure.-   The  first operation to be conducted when  weather conditions are right,    is the  ' preparation of the soil..  Where    the  soil is of a   sandy    nature-,    there is  Utile danger. ofMnjuring its physical  make-up, but if    the soil    is of clay  texture, working while too nibistwiil  cause puddling which would render  thejsoil lumpy for that season. However,    the    cultivation      given    the  garden prior to    sowing    the    seed  should be thorough in every respect,  because upon this  tillage    will    depend, to a very great degree,'the success -until the last week of June.  Regarding the sowing of the seed,  one must be careful to regulate the  depth in accordance with the season  of the year. During the early part of  (the season, shallow planting is essential to quick germination, but as  the season advances and the soil becomes warmed to a greater depth, it  will be found necessary to increase  the depth in the ground to which the  seed is placed, bearing in mind, of  course, that large and small see is  must be planted -in depth in accordance with their size.  Whether the garden be large or  small, the ambition of every gardener should be to obtain the most from  the given area. This can be "done by a  system of. double cropping, or- catch  cropping, using such quick maturing  crops as radish and lettuce. The  early maturing crops -are sown between the rows of cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes and potatoes, or ae  markers in the rows with the seed of  slow germinating sorts such :as parsnips or beets, and are ready for use  and gone before the standard crops  require the space for-their development.  A few suggestions    regarding the  miode  of  procedure     in    connection  with the    growing    of   successional  crops might not lie  , amiss.    In    the  first place, let us consider peas. The  first early sowing should be made using a smooth seeded variety such as  Alaskan or Early Morning Star. This  type'of pea can be sown    very early  when conditions    for    the    wrinkled  sorts would be entirely   undesirable.  It may be necessary to make a couple  of sowings of the smooth sorts before  it would be possible to sow the-wrink-  led peas.    For the successional. sowings of a wrinkled variety, use Thomas Laxton, this early sort    has   been  found very desirable and possess all  round   good  qualities.     If,  however,  a dwarf variety is    desired, English  Wonder is recommended, 'followed by.  American Wonder.      With    beans it  has been found much    better to use  some early sort such as   Round' Pod  Kidney Wax for a golden podded sort,  and Early Red    Valentine if a green  Funeral of Late  Thomas Chester  (From the Fraser Valley Record')  The funeral of the late Thorn t.s  Chester took place on Saturday last  from All Saints, the vicar, Rev. J. W_  Weathe'rdon having charge of the  services.  The pallbearers were: Messrs Robert McKinnon, E. Moorhouse, J.  Plumridge, John Wren, N. Thorpe  and A. Watkins.  Among the pretty wreaths contributed by loving friends was cue  from the members' of the I. O. O. F.  and the Rebekah Lodge of Mission  City.  Many attended to pay their last  sad rites to the deceased pioneer of  the district.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL, ESTATE���������Money to Loan on flood Farm Mortgages  A* McCallum  Abbotsford  Forms Riverside  Baseball League  CFrom Fraser ' Vaiiey ' Record)'  . On May 3rd in^the -Matsqui -Hall  representatives ' firom Matsqui,'  Mission City, Dewdney, Clayburn a;id  Gilford met for the purpose of organizing a baseball club, which is' to b-  known as the Riverside League.  The offcers of the new association  are: .'.  President���������H.A.Eckardt.  Vice-president���������A. 'Nordine.  Sec-Treasurer���������H.'M. Watson.  One member from each team is to  meet to form a schedule, and the  first games will be played on Thursday, May 11, Clayburn vs. Gilford, at Gifford; Mission . City vs  Dewdney, at Dewdney:  Nine games' are to'11 be played, the  home game and the third game to be  tossed for.  .    The new schedule will probably be  made up this week.-  A meeting was held- on Monday  last in the Rink to elect officers for  the coming season for The Mission  .City Baseball Club. ;.The following  were elected: ";:~:  President, Mr. F. Roche; vice-president, Mr. T. Stewart; hon.-presi-  dents, Mr. A. E. Miles. Mr. J. Bowie,  Dr. A. L. McQuarrie^ sec-treasurer,  D. G. Galliford; manager, H. Eckardt  field captain, C. Bowyer: property  committee, A. MacLean, R. C. Cox.  Passenger automobiles and. trucks  numbering 220,000, were built in the  United States during:the ' first twe  months' of this year. "This production is an increase of more, than 2o0  per cent, over the output for the  same period in 1921. .'  . Backbone won't get you anywhere,  however, if the knob at the top of it  is made of the same material.���������Muskogee Phoenix.  podded variety is desired. P.eans  cannot be plarrted very early, therefore, the range .of the season is not  so great as in the case of the peas.  Other recommended .varieties are:  Beet, Detroit Dark' Red; Carrots,  Chantenay; Radish, .Scarlet Turnip  White Tip; Lettuce, Grand Rapids.  All plants that art to.be transplanted should be hardened off w<jll in a'  cold frame prior to planting in the  open. Select lonly the stockiest, well  grown plant. Choose, a dull day for  planting or the evening towardsjsiin-  down. In setting out/all classes' of  plants, it is very important that the  earth be firmly pressed':" about the  roots. If loose planting is practised,  the roots of the plants cannot form  proper contact with the soil to obtain  plant food and moisture.  SATURDAY, MAY 13llC"1922'.  "BOOMERANG BILL"  with LIONEL BARRYMORE  ;   0  One story you won't forget.; Plus the marvellous acting of .Lionel Barrymore.. '-..        -  ajso^  Harold Lloyd in "Bumping Into Broadway"  TRIDAY and SATURDAY, MAY 19th and 20th  "THREE LIVE GHOSTS"  If you have tears of laughter, prepare to shed  them now. Many historic scenes in London include Trafalgar Square, Nelson Monument. Pic-  ad illy Circus, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall,.  Downing Street and the famous Limehouse District.  MAY DAY HATS-  for the girls, reserve . your   order   until   you see  these, due to arrive about the middle of the week.  Hand-made ftowers, especially made for May  Day Dance.  PHILLIPS' MILLINERY SHOP  * l Abbotsford, B* C.  DO YOU WANT TO ENJOY  If so, use a hammock made and sold by J.  Downey; also babies' safely swings, sweet pea  netting made to order.  All Material Impo/ied  Shopping and Hand Bag's   >  All articles reduced in price.  .���������'.'..���������������";".';.':: ;A'/>.ol^iv_Brar'  Abbotsford, B.C.  u _  -w  m  ,< _  'i *  ''f|  fe-1  (���������'i  '''IE  11  n  ./fl

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