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 */.'/  '^  .       ��������� i       l'iAY'19 !;,!���������!        i  -1   -VTPTOKTA v.' ���������      ���������     -���������/  Vvnvjp,.?!,! Lihrarv "*\.   /.,. -.''',-. ,-'.v  1?  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No. I.  Wr- %  litlj.  'A.13E0TSF0KD, b. c., fhidaavMay 16, 1913  <B^_^i 8'  $l.G0pr_j YEAR  Q  ���������'f  MATSQUI   COUNCIL  btorc  ���������w*  :?:  r  ������������������  t  *  t  ���������IS-  Your money back if not satisfied  ' *  ���������  ���������5*  %  *  f  fH^*4*<H*<l^4^'5^.'*,^^"H^AAA,H-^^  ubarb am  Our selection of Canned Fruits and Vegetables and the best on the market.  goiHwin  ^  J  The Hocoml meeting .-..!' the Matsqui  Cb111n.il io bo held ritfft'fl'ord tock  pkie? on Saturday, Ma.-:,'' I.'J, when a  lilt-fro number of ratepayers attended.  The predominating feature of the  p.iuoMng scuiied lo bo the cry for  lr.oro roads, in, fact nearly the" whole  of tho council's Lime ;,vas taken'up  with read matters.  ��������� Roove Mon-yfield pi-cshled and there  were present Councillors Melamler,  Cell and Satchell. Coiin. Frederick-  son, the newly elected"councillor for.  Ward III, was sworn in and took his  scat for the first time. ;  Clerk .Gibson read the minutes of.  last meeting which wev? adopted. Several sub-division plans which did not  quite meet the approval^ cf the council were laid over for-future reference,  and then the numerous delegations  a'chiressod ihe council.  Mr. Ross,- of the law firm of Havi-  land & Ross, Vancouver, addressed the  board at some length in regard to Subdivision 16, Tp. 10, of which he is a  part owner. This is a piece of property situated on the hill at. Abbots-  ,1'ord which ..has beeii.' ^recently j"ubr  divided, and Mr. Ross,"'in'Very force-  able terms, thought the council should  eliminate part of the hill so as to provide a suitable road for' the settlers  there. Several of the ��������� councillors  thought otherwise. Eventually the  matter was left to Coun. Frederickson  to report on. ��������� ,  Then came the question of purchasing a right of way through Mr. Cress-  well's property, so as the Pacific High-  \way would have a better grade through  the municipality. This caused considerable discussion, Mr. Cresswell appearing in person' and making the  council an offer for his property. Coun.  Catchell strenuously opposed the purchasing of any right of way in the  municipality. The following- mction  was finally passed:  Bell-Melander���������"That the offer for a  66-foot road allowance along the south  boundary of the S. E. 1-4 of Sec. 10,  Tp. 14, for the sum of $600 be accepted  and that the payments be made to the  owner, Mr. Cresswell, as follows: $200  in 1913. $200 in 1914 and (he balance  in 1915, said payments to includoNim-  provements ancl fencing in full."  Couns. Frederickson and Sachell voted against; Couns. Bell and Melamler  for, the Reeve giving the casting vote  for.  A petition from Wm. Groves and  eight others from' Peardonville was  then read asking the .council to spend  the appropriation awarded Coun. Me-  hmder on the half mile situated south  of the Huntingdon road, as it would  give an outlet to llio Boundaryline  road.  Then followed a counter petition  from H. Van Gelder and eleven other  residents ' of Peardonville to the effect that the council reconsider their  action, whereby an expenditure of $250'  or $300 should be spent on what is.  known as the Berger road, situated'  in the southwest corner of Ward I,  but that this amount should be expended on the Boundary line road  where it would be of Immense benefit  as it would create.;a through highway  east and west across the municipality,  iiitersecliiig  with  all  roads  south   of  (Continued  from Page Two)  ATHLETIC GLOB FORMED.  OTSFOBD  A niosl>xenthusiastic meeting .of the  delegates of each sporting club in Abbotsford was held on Tuesday evening  last.' It was' unanimously agreed upon  to unite in one body under the name  of tho Abbotsford Athletic Club. A  large suite of rooms have been rented  on 'lilsseudeene avenue, and 'well-  appointed club rooms Avill be opened  in about two weeks.  The united Ladies' Aid Societies, in  conjunction with Mr. Chas. Hill-Tout,  have very kindly offered to' furnish  the rooms.  1 he officers wore elected as follows:  President. Chas. l;iill-Tout; Secretary,  G. 1-1. Liddell; Treasurer, W. Morgan.  A hcuse committee was elected as  follows: Mr. Gillett, Mr. 1-layes, Mr.  ��������� Sutherns, Mr. Morrison, Mr. C. .H.  lianah, Mr.' Heath.  Rules cf the Club.  Club rooms close at 12 p.m.  After club has been formed, all new  members be proposed by members and  "posted ��������� in .the usual way.' ��������� ���������*  All' members must be bona fide  members of some sports club, and in  good standing with their clubs.  Any member who brings- intoxicat-  infi liquors into the club rooms shall  be  forthwith expelled..  No gambling allowed in the club  rooms.'  No boy under 16 is permitted to  smoke in the club.  Members are allowed to bring any  strangers into the club and post them  for one week.  A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Hill-Tout for the great interest  he has taken in this movement.  PRESERVATION  OF-HOME TRADE.  ALDERGROVE   NEWS  Mr. David Grey, student missionary  under appointment for the next six  months, has removed his family here  and is now occupying the house known  as Dean's cottage.  Mr. Thompson from New Westminster, has been here on a visit looking  after his property on Jackman road  and within one and a half miles from  the boundary line.  Farmers have finished their potato  planting and quite a few have also tidied up their gardens and made matters look pleasant. The growing on  the main thoroughfare is also engaging the attention of some, whilst Jos.  Bell looks as if he intends starting  chicken ranching on a large scale.  COMIMITTEE   MEETS  A meeting of the Agricultural Committee of the Board of Trade was held  on Monday evening with a full attendance. Various matters of interest  were discussed. The request of Secretary Wilkie, of the Fraser Valley  Publicity Bureau for exhibits to be  displayed in the Progress Club rooms,  Vancouver, was dealt with, and exhibits would be forwarded as soon as obtainable.  Mr. B. B. Smith of the Pioneer store  is confined to the hospital, Vancouver,  suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism. ' His many friends hope for  a speedy recovery.  Study this on Sunday, practice it the .  rest of the week, and watch your town  grow:  William Allen White, who, while'editor of the Emporia Gazette, achieved-  nation-wide fame  in  a  day .with  his  "What's the Matter with Kansas?" ;is  the author of the following: .-./���������'/.  "The preservation of the home-trade ,  to the home txnvn carries with it the  preservation  of many  cf our institutions.  ' "It seems to me that a lot of good  things in hfe will pass if the country  town passes. And it will pass just so  surely as centralization of retail mail  order business continues.  "The country town, the town of from  one thousand'.to one hundred thousand  people, "preserves better ��������� than', the  crowded city and better than the lonely ranch and isolated farm life, the  things that make our country great..,  "Here in these country town's ��������� the  spirit of neighborliness is the prevailing spirit. Men come to know one another and when any two.human beings  come to know one aother, in the one  ay*ho is intelligent and Avise respect al-  Ava'ys rises for the ��������� other: ������������������ To'* know  one's fellows always is''-to sympathize  with them. Neighborliness ahvays  shells fraternity.  ''The  country' toAvn,  Avith its  broad  circle  of friendships,   with  its  close,  homely, simple relations' between men,  with its spirit of co-operation and its  economic status that permits the crea-,  tion of no indecency and no abjectly  poor, the country tOAvn, it seems to me,  is the most hopeful of our institutions.  "To   destroy  that  toAvn,  furnishing  the market for the farmer and giving  steady employment to labor means ,a  reorganization of our commercial, social and industrial life that will be' revolutionary���������and   more   a   matter   of  doubtful value.  "The mail order house therefore he-  comes a menace to this country. The  mail order house unrestricted will kill  our smaller towns, creating great cit  ies -with their terrible contrasts of life,  Avith their cruel, social relations, Avith  their inevitable caste feelr'ng that  comes from the presence -of strangers  Avho are rich and poor, liA*ing side'by-  side. '��������� ,.,  comradery that comes Avher> men know  "Friendship, neighborliness, fraternity or whatever you t call that spirit  of- comradery that comes when men  know one another well, is the cement  that holds together the bonds of unity.  It is not created in great cities."  ATTENDED THE SYNOD  The tAventy-first annual session of  the Presbyterian Synod Avas held in  Vancouver last Av.eek. Abbotsford was  represented by the Rev. Mr. Campbell.  The synod is constituted of both ministerial and lay delegates from all  parts of the province. It was decided  at the conference to have a representative visit the different parts of the  province to sae that the morals of  some towns Avere very much raised.  This is to be dene with the assistance  of the local minister.  Mr. J. J. McPhee. of the Immigration  Department at Huntingdon, left on  Thursday for Montreal on a combined  business and pleasure trip. He will  vi'eit his old home in P. E. Island','before returning.  fr^"^^^  ll-mBr*"^ I jPrt -ring AfeBofsfoRD post,    abbotsford, b. c,  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  ; Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing'Company. '  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests oJ; Abbotsford and  surrounding" district.  Advorlisingriilos.iu--.de known on application.  LKUAL ADVERTISING���������.12'cei'iIs per line for. first insertion,  jiik'I S cents a line ior-jill subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our Shibboleth���������Neither J'or nor tigin the Government.  l  thl; mark fry  Friday, May 16, 1913  Coliinibi-i  'lo iii(|iiii-(  ���������UTOWCil" ol'  he omen of a happy day For the Province ol: British  hii.l ils government; hits appointed such an able commission  inl.o'11  u iigi'icultural difficulties ol! the I'armet- and fruit  he ,1-i-ovince of: Mritish Columbia, aud tliere is sure to be  ii. .solution lo the present difficulties oil. those -who work the land of  British Columbia.  Every student  of ccoiio-nics, even our government, is coining  to realize more and more that 1hc problems of getting farm produce  to  consumers  at the  least  cost and   the  securing   for  the   farmer  working capital at a low rate of interest and prices for his produce  that will adequately recompense him for his labor and investment,  are all  of the-' most vital   h-ipoi tance.    There is too   much  waste  between, the farmer, and the consumer.    TJiis may be looked upon  as not the .fault of any one factor but rather that, of all.'  Not only  are the transportation interests and the various middlemen partly to  blame, but evenjhc producers and consumers are also to blame���������  ���������.the latter because of unlcyalty to home institutions, and, iho former  because of want of organization, not shipping in the right quantities  aud to the right markets.  If must strike the members of the <joinniission as they pass  ���������through the province, holding mecl'.ings'wherever there is an organized Farmers' Institute, very .forcibly that tlie time has come for  .the farmers to organize themselves into selling associations. These  associations should have in the principal cities representatives in  constant and intimate touch Avith the market so that when a centre  is glutted or threatens lo become so shipments can be diverted to  other points. The secret of selling is the equilibrium ol: distribution.  This business-like'distribution-requires a high stage of development;  and the closest kinds of co-operative systems.  The 'more economical marketing of farm products is.receiving  aLtention all over.the country, both Canada and the United States,  and it is up to every community Lo "get busy.",  II may be that a solution of the difficulty iii this province will  be the fprming-of these organizations and having them under governmental control, but organize should be the keynote of every  ..farmer and groAvcr.  Mother's Day Avas observed all over Canada and the United  States on Sunday last.   The occasion afforded a tribute of reverence  .and respect for motherhood, and the devotion, love and sacrifice  that is often  a  mother's  lot.    White carnations were very much  Avom.   But some of these days'father is going to have a little annual  celebration himself:'.    True it is, home "would lose its charm wore it  not; for mother, but then father pays the rent, the grocery and the  light bills and keeps the family in clothes.    Father may have his  faults iu  neglecting to clean off his shoes, hang his coat in the  wrong place, scratch matcher' on the woodwork, even not admire  the new hats of his wife and daughters, but he should be entitled  to some honors as the bread'winner.  Ducks,' of- which .there has been  a great scarcity for weeks past, made  their re-appearance at the weekly market this morning in fair quantifies.  The increased supply caused no weakening of prices $M to $.18 per dozen  or 32 cents per lb. being obtained.  Exceptional briskness of trade characterized every department,  with the  exception of the vegetable section and  an unusually large attendance of both  buyers iuid sellers was the outstanding  feature.      Tlie    unfavorable    Aveather  whiclv   prevented agricultural    operation   being   continued   enabled   many  visitors from 'the surrounding farming  districts to attend while it seemingly  did not-deter the housewives from accomplishing their weekly marketing. .  Eggs remained  linn  at last  week's  price.of 35'conIs  per dozen  showing  a  tendency  to ��������� (strengthen  before the  close.    Turkey eggs for hatching purposes were offered- at 3o cents apiece.  The ilor-.il and plant section was the  centre   of   attraction   and   th.o Vendors experienced much difficulty in attending   the   large   throng   of   buyers  gathered.      Cabbages    and     tomatoe  plants  for setting out  were  in  great  demand   and   were   obtainable   at   1.0c  per dozen or 7.-5c  per .100.    Geranium  plants  and   rose  bushes   potted   were  also eagerly1 sought, the former at ,15c  per -plant. ������������������'  As predicted last week tlie prices  in the fish section showed a decrease.  Fresh spring salmon, red, being .offered at 15 cents per lb., while- white  spring and halibut Avas purchasable  at 10 cents.  -���������; Meat remained unchanged Avith no  prospect of any difference for some  time to come. Vegetables were Aveak  with but little trade effected though  an abundant supply Avas on  offer.  Eggs : 30c   to 35c  Eggs, Avholesale, doz 25c to 27c  Hatching eggs, doz .'... 50c, to $1  Eggs, duck, per dozen   35c to 40c  Chickens, per dozen $12 to $13  Pullets, per dozen  .'......$12  to $15  v/oimg birds, per dozen  ?6 to $8  Broilers, per dozen  $4 to !*>tj  Joultry,--live weight ..'. '. 20c to 23c  Ducks, per doz  $12 to $24  Ducks, per lb'.' '.'  20c  to 22c  Poultry, dressed, per -lb -30c  Turkey, per lb. live weight.. 33c' to 35c  Geese, per lb. live weight.... 20c to 23c  Turkey, dressed, per lb 40c  Geese, dressed, per lb 23c  to 25c  . Vegetables  Potatoes, per ton ?S to $12  Beets,  per sack $1.00  Carrots, per sack a 75c  Cabbage, Avholesale, lb i.% to 2c  Throughout the Fraser Valley aud the State of Washington Ave  hear much this year about the over production of potatoes. On  account of small planting the price for several seasons rose beyond  all' reason. Hoping- for a repetition of these exorbitant rates the  farmers last year Avent to trie opposite extreme that created the  present glut of tubers. Proper organization would have prevented  this. Thorough organization would mean advance information for  the guidance of the groAvers as avcII as the proper marketing. With  the assistance and advice of the people our agricultural commission  will surely be able to bring- foi-Avard some scheme that aauII mean  organization and better times in the true sense of the word. At  least it is our eternal hope that they will.  Calgary, its people, industries and opportunities "will be introduced to'the investing Avorld through the medium of moving pictures. So far as is knoAvn Calgary Avill be the first city to take  advantage of the films for advertising. Hoav would Mission City  and the other towns of the Fraser Valley look on the films? Our  big red slraAvberries, other small fruits, our mountain scenery and  fertile, fields, .would surely open up a new field of opportunity to  those avIio are looking to Canada, for a home.  Sir Charles Tupper, to a London paper on his return to England,  staled that he had not the least, doubt but; that the Senate would  pass lhe'na.A*y bill. They will look upon it as of both national and  imperial  importance.  ..Things are'surely changing when the Americans permit the  singing of "God Save the King'''at. a meeting in the United States.  The best method Ave know of having eternal peace among the English  speaking races Avould be for the United States to come back into  the fold���������"join hands across the Atlantic."      -  Cabbage, per head 10c to 15c  Onions, per sack ....$1.25  Celery, per crate.  $1.50  Turnips, per sack 60c  Parsnips  50c  Small Fruits.  Apples, per box  $1 to $1.2  Apples,   5   lbs ....25c  Pears, per box  $1.00  Eggs and Butter-  Duck eggs, doz  35c to 40c  Young birds, per dozen...., $6 to $8  Butter, retail, per lb  35c to 40c  Honey, per comb '. 25c  Wholesale Meat.  Pork, per lb .' ....13c ,to 13y2c  Lamb, per lb  12 l-2c  Mutton, per lb !*.-.....121/_c to 13c  Retail Meats.  Deef, best rib roasts  ....   20c to 22c  Beef, loin      26c to 27c  Beef, round steak  20c to 25c  Boiling beef  ...".'....'       14c  Beef, short loin    28c  Beef, post roast  )   18c  Pork  20c  to 25c  Mutton   20c to 22.1-2c  Sugar cured corned pork 20c  Homemade pork sausagge, lb 20c  Salted pigs' head, lb 8c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb .........10c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb. 15c  Sugar cured hogs' heads, lb  8c  Sugar cured corned beef, lb.. ....15c  Pure lard ; 15c  Sugar cured bacon.. .......20c  Fish.  Salmon, cphoes  i5c, 2 for 25c  Steelhead salmon, per lb.  15c  Sturgeon , 15c  Halibut ..>. 10c  Smelts .10c  Oolichans, per lb  10c  Cod, peril). '.  10c  Salmon, frozen, per lb  15c  Halibut, per lb. : 12 l-2c  Spring salmon, red, lb.... .............20c  Spring salmon, Avhite, lb 15c  ULLING  on  your boot straps  will not get you very far.  set of  uy a  ernaey's  B. J GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. C.  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  currie & -Mckenzie"  IF TRADE  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B.C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding'the farm and fruit lands of  the district, and industries already established,  IF YOU   WANT  THE   BEST  IN  Town Lots   or  Suburban   Property.  Every Lot a choice one.  The Prices are the most  reasonable  to be obtained anywhere in town.  c^allum  %  I  ,^.j������.j^������^,jm.^.j...*<^.*^^,^.j^..������,������j..,j.,j~j������j^  0  e  dimmer rasnions   ���������1913 STYLES :  0  A choice selection of goods to choose from  en $  Practical Ladies' and  Tailors  m  I  ���������si  M  h  ������������������<?<%  '���������m  '���������i.i  ''F  %  ���������%������s 'Sfc-M  9%  jri  ���������i)/^' I  w\  'WK1  m  fi  RLx,  -'jK-^B  HP   /  hm  H'  %{m  \nVm  ��������� ."s-.H  1  1  rat'  *������f9  ti  W'.1  $1  a n  '���������.'������������������������������������'l;.  Mii ASScWStfdfifc *os*_;    AfiBbtsvbRD, & e,  '!.-   '.'  ������^'H**M-*'M^*W'*^^  ������  75c  85c  1.00  Infants sandals; size 1 to 3 1-2,. per pair  Child's sandals, size 4 to 7 1-2, per pair  Child's sandals,.size 8 to 10 1-2; per pair  Better Quality  Child's Sandals, size 3 to 8, per pair "  Child's sandals, size 8 1-2 to' II, per pair  Youth's sandals, size II1-2 to 13 1-2, per pair 1.6.0  Boys' sandals, size 1 to 5 1-2, per pair 1.60  $1.15  1.40  unfurled, here's to the man who feeds  the   world!  The month of May in-Washington  ���������f j is likely to he full ai.' fun, and the  !������ | triumphant democrats will smite the  $ j tariff   in   the   slats,   and-sheep -   and  sugar   ih, the   House   are   liable     to  catch the douse.  But Avorse than all' in May will  come the pesky, house fly's fearsome  hum, and everywhere we'll hear the  cry: "The time has come ,to swat  the fly!" And they'll be swatted to  their doom as they dot up the living  room.'  But still the fly, .the insect pest,  will buzz around and never rest and  one old hen fly in a season Avill multiply beyond all reason, until the offspring of this fly could fill Avith dots  the very sky! ��������� '  , Depraved  he   lives, until   the  LIVE  STOCK   INDUSTRY  REVIVED  IS  TO  BE  A  neAvs  item  appeared  in  the  papers  a  few   days ' ago  that  John   D.  Rockefeller,   the   oil   king,   had   purchased  the  entire  plant of the  Ford  Automobile   Manufacturing   company,  ancl that he will continue to make the  machines, only  the  price  will be  reduced  to-such   an .extent  that  even'  the man avIio Avorks on the streets for  $2.50 a day  can  afford  to  ride  in  a  buzz   wagon.     The'item   stated   that  Rockefeller    would    manufacture the  Ford auto so that it could he sold for  The only thing for Children  during warm weather  $200, about the cost. of making the  end, I machines, and that he would, by this  out still the fly may be our friend, shrewd move, sell ten machines where  Where   putrid   filth   and   dirt    occur  Ho  ;lld  ,������+**^**M--K������*'H***H-***;K-^^^^  E������C9������  ttoxa-aataiaiffi*"!""^^  ABBOTSFORD, B.C.  Strictly first-class in every respect.   'The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,   $1.50 TO  $2.00   PER   DAY  A. J, HENDERSON 6t SON  you'll find fin's busy scavenger  intercepts the- miasm's brealh  starves the pestilence to death.  Here's to. tho'fly,, despite, the ban;  true, he's depraved' but so, is man;  he loves iir filth and dirt to stay, but  lots of men are that same way. He  is, despite his lack of Avorth, the  insect buzzard  of the  earth.  Then let the ��������� cranky - housewife  swat, we'll,seek some mossy/ shady,  spot, Avhere violets and blue bells  bloom and leave the house fiies ' to  their do.om. We'll let happy children  play and pluck the. fragrant flowers  of  May.  While orchards blocm and robins  sing and Nature dons her wedding  ring and feathered songsters are  attune ancl breezy May y, eds sunny  June, Ave'll stretch ourselves on  earth's warm breast and from all care  and trouble rest.  But I will stop this' "lilting" rot  while children play, and housewives  sAvat. The fiies may scatter deadly  germs but I'll go cut and dig some  worms and satisfy my vernal wish,  and on the creek bank fish aud fish.  now one is disposed of, thus increasing many times J,he sale of gasoline,  which is sold by' the Standard Oil  company.  This,is just like one of Rockefeller's  shrcAvtl business deals���������he Avould sell  the machines for actual cosi and then  raise the price of gasoline, say, one-  half cent a gallon, which Avould mean  the accumulation of many millions of  dollars in the course cf a year. So if  this item is true the most humble-citizen will- be able to own an auto as  soon'as the oil king takes over-the  Ford establishment."  PROPRIETORS  CD0  JWWMWMmaHHMBBglHMMB^  BUTCHER  ,   MATSQUI '.COUNCIL.'.  .   (C>:nt'in,ned from Page  I)  the Yale road and connecting at the  Avest(Avith a good road in the Langley  municipality.  Mr. Sam Campbell, of Peardonville,  appeared in behalf of the-latter petition and gave the council some valuable information in regard to this  road.' He also stated that all the petitioners Avould guarantee to do six-  days' Avork free^ on .the proposed' road.  This road Avould also connect Avith the  Pacific Highway and Avould be of great  Lord's   Day   Act. v  Application has been made lo thr*  Attorney-General of the province for  his official concent to the initiation  oi the various additional prosecutions  under the Lord's' Day Act. Hon Mr  Bowser now has these under his consideration, his decision being held in  abeyance -until the determination of  certain technical points' raised in the  police courts over previous convictions.  Pest Office Inspector Greenfield cf  Vancouver is on a tour of the Fraser  Valley as far as Chilliwack in connection, with the proposal rural mail delivery system. He Avill make a thorough inspection of the cr-ntlitiors existing in those districts and report to the  government on the renuired improvements. Although the tenders for the  proposed rural mail deliver*' were supposed to be in by April 4. no word has  yet befn received by the local office  as to this delivery.  mill   and   the  high   trestle.    Referred  to Coun. Frederickson.  Melander-Satchell���������That Coun. Frederickson be authorized to spend $400  in gravelling on the" Townsite line  benefit to the whole municipality. Af-| road' the same being the annual pay-  ter considerable discussion the folloAv- <ment fl'om the Western Canada Pow-  Announcement has  been   made   by  the Minister of Agriculture this week  of an advanced policy lor the'���������encouragement   of   the   live   stock   industry  which is piirticulariy designed to'help  newer settlements.   When Dr. Rutherford resigned about a, year ago,."he occupied the dual position.of, Veterinary  Director General and Live Stock Commissioner.   InvieAv of,the importance  of the industry arid its] growing-.needs,  and in response to strong appeals from  those   interested   in .the   progress   of  the industry, Hon. Martin Burrell, Min-'  ister, of Agriculture, dec'tied to separ- ���������  ale the two offices and create a distinct  branch for live stock under a commissioner..   Dr.   Fred   Torrance   was   appointed   Veterinary   Director   General  and John  Bright was appointed' Live  Stock     Commissioner. ���������   Mr.    ;Bright  brought to the office of commissioner  a wide and practical knowledge ..of matters affecting the live stock industry.  . The minister directed the new'.com- ���������  missioner and his staff to'makea close  study of the existing.'.ccnditiohs hvith  a view to formulating'a plan for effective and early, aid to the industry,  and   has  now   approved   of proposals  which will tend to the solution of}one  of the greatest difnc-Jltie-y standing in;  the Avay of live sloe!?:,development in  many parts of Canada,..particularly in '  the newly settled districts, namely the   *  distribution  of  well    bred' ��������� stallions,  bulls,  rams and  boars., The. original  cost of the' animals wil.- be borne by  the   Department   and    I hey   will   be  placed in the hands of such local organizations as agree to certain conditions Avhich Avill be net forth.     -'-'���������  '   In a Avord, these -sires -Avill remain  the property of  the Department;- but  local associations avHI  be  responsible  for their proper mairtenance.andman-  ngement under,the g^-noi-i] supervision  of officers of the f'ive Stock Branch.  All animals dis'ril*i*ted Avill be  bought, if possible, from borne breeders and'will be Cu'-'ndisu br'd. As  f?.x ss possible they will he-'purchased '  in tho province in which they are'to be  placed.  In this Avay Can an inn brer-dors will  receive Fnoquragemnt f"rid their market Avill be increase'1 not only directly  but    also    indirect! ���������*      through' " the  emphasis given thro-Thr-ut tho covntry  to tho value of pure bred s'res.-   ft may  be ndd"d  that it is net Hie intention  to oliice the nninvlf" mi diatrlc.t-s Avhere'  suitable   male  aniinrls   of   lhr>.   same  c'a?s are already owned by- private individuals.    Tho aim   is  rather to aid  sections   Avhere   pure   bred   sires   are  lacking and as avoII t-r> encour-i^e new  communities in ������ollo--'1nsr a proper and  intelligent system in breeding:  All   bulls   distributed   will   he  ,pur-  , chased sub-sect to the tubercuIhV'te.st,  and only stallions Avhich havo p'asesd  a    rigid������   veterinary    inspection ', for  soundness will be' selected.  Local- associations  formed   for "the  purpose Avill with the co-operation of ,  the officers of the Live Stock Branch  arrange for the practical working: out  of the details of the scheme.  Pork, Mutton, ?teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies  and.Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  FORECAST  MONTH  MAY  O Pegasus, my, winged steed, get  ready for a test-'of speed, and dawn  the Avorn out metric pike in lilting  rhyme Ave'll make a hike. Help me, O  Pegasus] I pray, to sing of SAveet sunshiny May.  May is the .month Avhen blue bells  bloom, for noAv Old Winter's heard his  doom, and robins nest ancl swallows  fly, and .feathered songsters in the  sky and meadow larks at break of day  proclaim that Spring has come to  stay.  The mother ci-oav sits on her nest,  her mate flies far Avith hungry zest,  no aid or favor does he beg, but brings  her back a turkey's egg! The lazy  buzzards in the air seem free all concern or care.  The busy hen protects her brood  and clucks out her solicitude, and  then Avith malice in her head she  scratches up the flower-bed. The  rooster with tail-feathers curled crows  out defiance  to  the  world.  The fecund soav lies in the straw  the while her pigs the lacteal draw,  but knqAVS Avith misery profound,  they'll bring when grown 9  cents a  pound.    Still  she'll  bring  . forth  Nature's   call   another  litter   in  fall!  at.  the.  Here's to. the soav, likewise the hen,  that minister to hungry men, and  raise their young with loyal grace,  that they may feed the human race!  There's nothing that Avas over tried  that beats good ham or chicken fried!  In May the cow turns loose her  milk that makes the butter finer'n  silk and causes hungry men to yearn  and crave the product of the churn.  The niilk-coAv's queen, Ave'll all agree  (or milch-coAv, as the case may be.)  The farmer in the month of May,  gels up before the break of day, and  by the fitful lantern's gleam he feeds  and curries down his .team. Then in  the cold, grey dewy morn goes to the  field to plow-'������������������for. corn.  No union rules control his hours,  no, eight-hour day. restrains his powers,  but steadily from daAvn to dark the  farmer never stops his work. If he  should rest for just one year, how it  Avould throAv things out of gear!  He'd starve the  blooming world to  death  if he  should  stop  to  take his  breath   for  three   short  months,    or.  strike or shirk, and sit down and refuse to Avork!    To him let banners be  ing motion Avas passed:  M'elander-Frederickson��������� "That the  $250 appropriation for the Berger road  be cancelled and the said sum appropriated on the International Boundary  line i-oad from the S.W. 1-4 Sec. 3,  Tp. 13, provided the subscribed' Avork  is performed before the money is expended and provided also that the said  land owners give 66 feet road alloAv-  ance free of charge."'  From the> Glen Valley Land Co. objecting to the proposed diversion of  the Pacific HighAvay. This matter came  under the purchase of the right-of-Avay  from Mr.  CressAvell.  From the Attorney General re the  duties of police officials, etc.   Filed.  From the Canadian Northern engineer stating that a loading siding  Avould be constructed at Matsqui as  soon as the railway company is ready  to operate; also ro moving telegraph  poles on the Bell road crossing, this  Avould be acceptable to the company.  From Secretary Wilkie of the F. V.  Publicity Bureau, asking the council's  assistance in procuring exhibits. Tlie  matter would be attended to as soon  as the exhibits  were forthcoming.  From Hope & Farmer enclosing  plans of a sub-division. Coun. Melan-  der to investigate. *  From J. Isreal re damaged bridge ou  his road. Referred to Coun. Satchell.  From II. C. Benson, Clayburn, asking the council to notify Mr. Wersson  of the shingle mill to remove trees he  has left on side of Clayburn read and  also that the ditches will ha'v1 to be  kept .open. He also asked fur $50-'to  repair the  road  between  the shingle  er Co.  Melander-Frederickson ��������� That the  Reeve and Clerk be authorized to sign  plans of-sub-division of part of Block  9, Group 2.  Mr. Owens, President of the Matsqui  'Agricultural Society, appeared before  the council for financial assistance in  the shape of a " $500 grant. This  This brought forth' considerable discussion, several of the ratepayers  thinking this money could be better  spent on the roads and thj-.t it should  also be left to a vote of the people,"  Avhile the Reeve and Clerk spoke in  favor of the grant as they thought the  association Avas of great benefit to the  Avhole municipality. The following  motion Avas finally passed:  Bell-Frederickson���������That the sum of  $200 be appropriated the Matsqui Agricultural Association.  Bell-Frederickson���������That Mrs. B. McKay be paid $52.70 for strip of land  in N.E. 1-4 of Sec. 2, Tp. 14.  Bell-Melander���������That Coun. Frederickson purchase lumber for culverts  for road purposes.  Satchell-Bell���������That the Canadian  Northern be requested to remove ob-  sfcruction .caused by slide at approach  to Mt. Lehman wharf, and Would aiso  urge the removal of the -railway fence  to its proper place. '���������:.,���������..  The usual monthly accounts were  passed.  Court of Revision will be hold at Mt.  Lehman en Saturday", May 17.  Melander-Frederickson ��������� 1 hat   $150  be expended on the hill en the Township line road.  Council then adjourned-;  NOT AS IT SHOULD BE ADVERTISED  For a truth it may be said that the  Fraser Valley is not exploited as it  should be, especially for its scenic.and  climatic resources. The east has .but  a faint idea of the natural conditions  that makes living in the Fraser Valley  so delightful. If the cities of Vancouver and NeAv Westminster Avould'advertise the Fraser Valley along ^Avith  their cities telling of the absence of  cxi-"'"*"- "---at- and cold, and the fertility cf the soil, they Avould not only be  dn-'ng themselves a great deal of-good  but Avould be building up a country  district adjacent, to, these towns'-that  would give employment to the surplus  population that is ever wending- its  Avay to the city where it is hard to  always get employment, and be tributary to the cities. ' ''  One has only to slnnd on th? streets  of- Vancouver-to see how the, town-has  been advertised. There arc emigrants  from all parts of the' Avorld, avIio apparently know of no place on the coast  but' the city of Vancouver. If the  words "Fraser Vallpy" Avere upod along  with the word "Vancouver" it would  be doing these new people a justice  and holpin**: to peoplo a rich and fertile  district. Sonic such advertising is  done, but not enough.  STRAYED���������To my place, a Grade  Jersey Heifer, about seven  months old, ;on December 1st.  .Owner- can clahn same by paying far notice and board. Or. C.  Kenney, i^ mile   eatft,  %    mile  north of Vye Station.  HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Office  and  chapel ���������  1034 Granville St., Phone 3486  North Vancouver, Ulfice and  Chapel���������116  2nd St.' Phone 131. T&S ABSdTSFORD POST,  LOCALS.  Chief-Provincial Constable T, Smith  of Vancouver, was in' Abbol.sford on  official business this week.  Mr. Art Kirsehenor is now iu charge  of Cnri-io &. iUcKcnzio's auto. "Art,",  hei'idos being a careful driver, is a  . thorough aufo mechanic, and now has  hia luinds- full showing prospective,  settlers  the surrourrding country.  It. is reported on good authority that  our local station agent has received a  carload of fine cordwooil, and now he  is looking for someone to split it.  WHERE   DO   ROSES   BLOOM?  How many towns are there in the  Fraser Valley Avhere roses are in  bloom at the present time? Thai is  the question Mr. A. M. King, who recently sold out his meat market in  Abbotsford, Avould like to know. Last  year Mr. King was the first to'have  roses blooming in his garden and just  to keep the good work going, and incidentally to show that the soil of Abbotsford is exceedingly productive, Mr.  Xing is to the front again this year  Avith five fine rose trees in full bloom.  CBaEprfggaraacHciaircrriM.i r.raxrz3xscin i'rrT'iwizxEimxwTixxnvuv.vuti.tLmi.jcaaau.  :iob in Groceries,  Don't f org St, when ordering your groceries, that Ave are clearing oul our  up-tq-dale slock at reduced prices. Read carefully the list , below. Wc  can save you money. c  r '  Kelloggs Corn Flakes 1 Oc        Shredded wheat 1 Qc  Quaker Oats .2 pkts 25c        Karo corn syrup 10c ,  Cooking molasser, 2 lb tin 10c, 5 lb tin 25c.        Gold Dust 20  Lard, 3 lb pails 50c, 5 lb pail 85c.        Eocene oil, can 1.60  Mooney's soda buscuils, pails, 25c.       10 lb- sacks fine oatmeal 40c  Fine local carrots, 4 lbs. for 5 c.        Cheese, 20c, per lb.  Swan mixed pickles, 20c,       Chow pickles, 20c. "        "   ���������  Crnadian wheat flakes 30c.        New Zealand butter 35c.  Cooking butter 30c,        Sugar 20 lbs. $1.25, 100 lbs,' $6.   ���������  Colummbia coffee, tins,  30c.  All canned fruits reduced.  Nabob coffee 35 c.  Now's your chance,  m_rnn_i nafc'dwi- t\i\\*n-j\������rmrrm'w~Y���������'m,*n"*'x*Vi''^'rmiT,wm  Up-to-date Grocers  ������i"i������UA������3ra������:._raw 'iiiiki unmiiaini 11 nil*1  mJlirTWVVtt^X*^*^*^^**-*^1^���������-���������^^^-���������*3^**.^  No bread, no.matter how perfect,  is' too good for your family.. Our  product, is as nearly perfect as can  be made.   Try it.. .  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford' Baker  TT*-\-arzvjiawK*K3KrmaExn arrutruiicwBiiroKi  miamstrjxmirjTigujvwiri.vmryjiT. vw i iJtrii"MiKx������nr Ri|-t������a'.rtf<ro  ROSS.  The death of Miss Catherine Ross,  aged 70, occurred at the Royal Columbian hospital last Saturday afternoon. Miss Ross has been a resident  of tho city for tlie past ten years. Corn  in Scotland, she moved to Ontario in  the GO's, and later coming to British  Columbia operated a ranch at Mt. Lehman for some time. She is survived  by a'brother, Mr. Hugh Ross, of Ferguson, 13. C, Avho is expected lo arrive  in the city today and lake charge of  the funeral ararngements. Miss Ross  resided at 326 Hospital street, 'Sap-  perlon.  that gentleman, and made' his exit  from the valley by way of Sumas City,  Wash. The horse and saddle were recovered afterwards, and the boy is  now under the eyes of the United  States immigration officers and working for $10 a month and board Avith a  Nooksuck Valley farmer.  MADE 'EM HAPPY  Poughskeepsie, N. Y.. May 13���������Vassal' girls are jubilant today, the faculty  having given them permission to turkey trot ancl tango at the senior promenade on .May 30th.  And thus the "uplift in higher education" advances. But the drop would  be painful if some one .propounded to  the '-girlies'' of what censtituion a  "mulligan" or how an "Irish stew" Avas  concocted.  MATSQUI PRAIRIE NOTES  Taking advantage of the fine weather, the farmers have been busy seeding, Avhich Avork is now pretty nearly  all   finished.      A  record  hay crop   is  expected this year on Matsqui Prairie.  Councillor Cell has received a grant  of  .$2000   from   the   provincial government, a thousand dollars of which is  (o be ulilized for gravelling Gage road  and the balance of Harris road.  DIRIGIBLES   IN   WAR  Mr..Thcs. Lehman, who is a guest  cf Councillor Bell, has got his bridge  gang at work on the new bridge at  .Matsqui over the big slough.  Mr. K. O. Bodson of Bellingham was  up with a party in his automobile last  Sunday ancl was the guest of L*\ P. Hel-  vcrston, where an enjoyable day Avas  spent.  A representative of the now oil company, which is going to prospect for  oil on the Prairie, Avas around the  other day and there is every reason  to hope that boring operations will  commence very shortly.  A lamentable accident, happened this  Aveek whereby ��������� on unfortunate man,  avIio, for some time had. worked in the  Mli. Lehman 'district, was instantly  killed by a train on the C.P.R. bridge  over the Fraser River. Dr. F. A.  Stuart (coroner) held the injuest at  Riverside, and the body was subsequently inferred at Mt. Lehman.  England-is finding some small consolation in the mishap to the Zeppelin  dirigible Avhich came to    grief    near  Luneville,  in France  ;but   such  satisfaction as it is is chilled by the recollection of the flying ship-of-Avar that  hovered over Sheerness.   Germany, has  perfected a type of rigid dirigible capable of flying 1,000 miles  at the rate  of sixty miles an hour Avith a  cargo  of several tons.    It has cost Germany  much in toil and money, but Teutonic  patience has been partially reAvarded.  There  is  still  one  flaAV.    The  rigid  dirigible has a disadvantage over the  less  powerful and  speedy   flexible.  It  must    land    under    fixed    conditions  Avhere  there    is    a sheltering    shed.  Otherwise it is'in grave-danger of a-  smauhup.    With good weather a fleet  of dirigibles1 could fly from Germany  to England and back and do no end of  damage.    England, in theory,    is    no  longer protected by her insularity,- and  is correspondingly nervous.  So far, however, air military tactics  are of necessity theoretical. England  plans to build defensive biplanes capable of flying eighty miles an hour  and carrying three men. Aerial theory  ia that three of the biplanes could  worry a big dirigible to ruin. Their  speed margin of twenty miles an hour  and ability to rise gives them all the  advantages enjoyed by the kingbirds  when they make war on the ci'oav.  But the dirigible is not entirely defenceless;   The Germans have a platform on top of the rigid gas container  Charles W. Wubb( clerk and asses-   ecfuippccl Avith a gun for sky firing, so  <*or for the township of Chilliwack, is   that they can protect themselves from  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and   Graining  and Carriage Painting  goto ,    ,  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W.'Dayey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  jOHEDifEB������ALlKiKDS-"������������sl  ���������arrsMa-asasjyHAVEaasa  It's the Cioanasl, Simplest, and Dcsi E-lomo  Dye, one can buy���������Why you don't oven have  to know what Kind of cloth your Goods are  made of.   So mistakes are Impossible.  Send.for Free Color Card, Story Booklet, and  llooklct giving results of Dyeing over other colors.  The Johnson-Richnrdson Co., Limited, Montreal.  atsqm  MISSION. CITY, B.C.  p.1  This hotel makes a specialty of  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers. Comfortable sitting-  room and   best  of  hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled.  ibotsford .Feed Store  Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  Pastor-Rev.l J.  L.   Cam-*bell.  JJ.  A., B. D.  Services���������Sunday  school  10   a.m.  Eublic 'Woti-ahip 11 a. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public Woirslhip 7.30 p. m.  Choir Practice, Friday 8 p. m.  Meeting   for   Bible     Study     auJ  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sundpy  School,  2.15 p.  m.  Public  Worship  3.30 p.  m.  FOR SALE���������i milk cows, apply, Mr.  Penzer, Breatwood Station. B.C.E.R  J, H. JONES  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection -     Mission City  CHILLIWACK  MEWS   ITEMS  entitled to a pair of white kid gloves.  At the Ccurt of Revision held to hear  protesis, nut one protest had been filed.   Tho Court went through tlie form  above as avcII as from helow. The dirigible, with its hulk;���������they are 500 feet  long���������offers a big target for the aerial  marksmen, .while tho cleefnding aero-  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day  CHAS. E. BeWITT, Proprietor  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Building  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  nR������<aB.KnBi'  FOR SALE.���������Eggs for hatching.  White Wyandottes, prize winners ,at  all the local exhibitions; also a few  choice pullets ��������� and cockerels. Apply  C. B. HILL TOUT.'   P.O. Box 63.  rundasre  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.-  Practical work at practical prices  For Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert   Carriage" Painting  We will use you right.  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  Abbotsford  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith  of convening, swearing in the members j piques are much more difficult to hit.  ancl acceptance of the'assessment roll.! 0u paper/aeroplanes, backed by bat  Chilliwack h;is a half hoi; lay cacli   teries of sky-firing guns,  are  a good  defence ancl cost about one-thirtieth as  much as the dirigibles.  air  Thursday afternoon.  Tiie provisional directors appointed  lo take the preliminary steps in organizing the Chilliwack Producers' Association, have been encouraged in  their Avork by ihe number of persons  signifying their intention to become  members. The papers or incorporation  have been accepted by the government  and will be forwarded'in' a few days to  Ihe secretary who will call a meeting  to conclude the organization of the  Society. - '  Gone but Watched.  The township has been relieved of  their charge- of locking al'er wayAvard  boys. This responsibility fell from Ihe  .shoulders of the township fathers h.1  tho action of tlie boyAvho borrowed a  horse, saddle and bridle from Mr. Ernest Smedley witho.ut tho consent of,  Popular opinion has dismissed  craft, from war possibilities, but military opinion has not. The dirigible  dreadnought is a reality in France ancl  Germany today.���������Seattle P.-I.  (Associate   Members Can.   Soc. C. E.)  Civil Engineers  R. A. HENDERSON  B..C. LAND   SURVEYOR  Office.next P.O. P. O.Box 11  ffiH2  Sumas Avill celebrate the 4th and  nth of July this year in a style similar  to that of last year, winding up with  a. big game of baseball on the Sunday  1'olloAving.  s.urc  Abbotsford  The general'rate of.taxes for-Maple  Ridge this year is 10 mills: school rate  Z mills; Avild land rate, 45 mills. A  rebate of one-sixth of the amount due  will be allowed on all taxes paid before September 15 providing there are  no   arrears   due  on   the   property  in  Good Dance  Music is our  Motto.  apply  A. EVERETT, Abbotsford  Electric Light  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  Electric  For] Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience       Comfort  Attention will be civen to all aDDlications for service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at  Vancouver Abbotsford New Westminster  B.C. Electric blk. 'B. C. Electric blk.  $1  u  1-1  laBE*  ���������m  u*"^


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