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 r  " ^'WSmn*',/l'iy ^lA*"^*^^, I  /  A Journal devoted particularly to the interests of Abbotsford ancl surrounding District.  [Si  SK1'  Vol. I., No. I.  ABBOTSFORD,   B." C, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1910.  airST**  :������fc> $1.00 PER YEAR  ABBOTSFORD  SALES ARE HELD ON THE 2ND. 8c 4TH.  TUESDAYS IN  EACH  MONTH  COMMENCING AT 1P.M.  Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Chickens, Furniture and Produce are  Auctioned.  Clearing Sales can be arranged for Ranchers either  at the. Market or on their Ranches.  List your land with the man who advertises your  district and tries to settle it up mother words always  patronize the go-a-head man it will pay you to do it.  I have a number of private buyers wanting stock.  Chickens and Hogs are specially in demand. Write  and list with me:  LINDSAY RUSSELL  ������-        AUCTIONEER,   LIVE   STOCK,   REAL   ESTATE  AND   INSURANCE   AGENT  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  It will pay you to come and have your work done  quickly and cheaply and supervised by one with long  and tried experience. Write or call and see me at  our branch Office. ^  Estimates-are given for, all classes of survey Engineering or Architectural work, Dyking, Draining,  Municipal and all. class of Engineering work are  specialties after long experience at the profession.  LINDSAY RUSSELL  MANAGER  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  :BB3ESB!  I Started when nobody had any faith in Abbotsford, still I did business in those days, and to-day I.  continue with the same motto, the motto that helped  to build my trade up.  GIVING VALUE FOR MONEY  Groceries,  Dry   Goods  Gents' Furnishings  Boots and Shoes  .   Hardware  Flour and Feed  ABBOTSFORD,   B. C.  Mats'qw   School   Board  Meets  *���������--  ���������__.���������*���������-������, ���������_  A popular meeting * of iho Alalsciui  school luiiinl was hold in the Municipal Hull nn Saturday, April 23rd, fit  2 p.m.. Trustee's Cruiokshanks (chair-  mail), Cnnioy, McPhOi?, Merry field and  Ross beinp," presold..  Communications wore received and  filed uk follows:  From I'. 0. Gainb!o,(public works engineer, informing tho. board I ha I. Angus Mac-Lean had been awarded the  ltjii tract* of building the Aberdeen  School.  From Iho supoi'iuLeiulenL of .education re Abbotsford- school district,  which the board had petitioned for and  .staling tlie suggested change was now  under confident!inn and thai inspector  Oillis had bean instructed to make a  report on same. ' ,   v  lie .Mt. Lehman School, informing  ihe board Lhatf'a schobl would be erected at tins place as soon as a copy of  the deep for,a new site "was forwarded  for inspection, as the present site did  not either belong to the board or Government. The board at this time was  not prepared Lo take up the matter of  a new site, as this would be best arranged at a later meeting, but at the  same time would make a protest if the  present site could, -not be held after  being deeded for twenty-six years and  occupied all the time for school purposes.  During the day a delegation from  Mt. Lehman waited on the board and  urged that the new school be built on  the old site.  The chairman, on behalf of the  board, informed the delegates that a  meeting would be held at Mt. Lehman  on Monday afternoon, April 25th, at  4 p.m., when all matters in regard to  this school could be discussed and  hoped that as many of the trutees  would be present as possible.  Several ether communications of  minor importance were received and  the secretary was instructed to make  the necessary replies.  On motion, Trustee Cruickshanks  was empowered to endeavor to have a  better supply of water for the Matsqui  School.  Accounts were passed as follows:  Edward Nascon, supplies.......% 1.50  Abbotsford School��������� '      ..-���������^i/  J.    N..   Rueker,     clearing    and  ploughing   school   grounds   as  per contract .  06.00  E. P. Ruthig, 2 ricks wood     3.00  N. Authior, school supplies......    4.75  Matsqui School���������.  Halverson   . &    Hongen,    school  supplies   Mt.  Lehman  School���������  G. A. Abbott, school supplies   Smith,   Davidson    &   Wright,    I  map of Canada   Globe, $0.00; ink. 60c; cases and  freight. 9ric;   total   1 '1-5  Durrach School-  Smith, Davidson  & Wright, supplies    Glenmore School���������  Supplies   Ridgedale School���������  Halverson & Hongen, supplies..  General Account-  Halverson &  Hong-en. stationery  Fraser Valley Record.���������printing..  The meeting then adjourned.  ABBOTSFORD   IN   THE   MAKING  The Little Town has a Bright Future as a Railway and  Manufacturing  Centre.      Fruit and Dairying the chief Farming Occupation  Tho amount of money being invested  in Abbotsford these days shows that  Iheie are some people who have faith  in Ihe little town situatou-'iS miles from  Vancouver, 30 miles from New Westminster, 32 miles west of Chilliwack on  Ihe Yale trunk road, 25 miles northeast of Bellingham, Wash.; three and  nne-hall" miles from Sumas City, Wash.,  and six miles south of Mission June-  lion. Below is given a, picture of Abbotsford as il was at the beginning of  .March this year, before there was any  building done this season. There has  been considerable building done since  then and there is more in sight. Tlie  prospects are that before the end of  ihe season there will be double the  building done there was last year.  Another picture is given* showing  what, Abbolsford was two" years ago  before there was any immediate prospects of tho present railway construe-  **l  Hon towards and centering in the  -.own. II is not very long ago since a  "lotel, a store, tlie school ancl the station were the only prominent buildings  outside of the residences of the town.  The town has a bright prospect of  being a good railway town, now that  there are to be so many railways centering here. There is the C. P. R., the  Great Northern. now running trains  regularly to Vancouver and points  south.   The V., V. & E^wiil undoubted  ly be in the full swing of construction  in the course of a month or so. Camps  are being built and machinery being  brought in for the construction work,  and an abundance of men ready to  bojin work the moment the word  ".������������������tart" 'is   given   by   the  contractors.  .-.    11     r\  fa:- as Abbottsford and it is expected  I list Ihe tram will be running by the  first of October next. ���������   ,  Abbottsford is situated just far  enough from the coast cities to guarantee tlie residence here of many employees of these, roads. A few employees from each of these lines would  make"' considerable, difference tp the  resident population of Abbotsford.  Besides, when the B. C. E. R. runs  to  this  point  there  will  be' an  abundance of electric power available  for  manufacturing purposes.    With cheap  sites, electric power and a good water  supply the town should bo attractive to  those who wisli to start industries of ���������  almost    any    kind.      Better    shipping  facilities  could  not  be  obtained   anywhere���������roads running in all directions,  north, south, east and west.    Already  there are those who have been examining the possibilities of the town from  a manufacturing point of view, and the  report   is   that   they   have   been   well  pleased with the prospects.  .85  .45  7.00  ML Lehman Meeting  The Matsqui School Board met the  people of Mount Lehman on Saturday,  the 23rd inst., to consider matters in  connection with a new school which is  very much needed in that district. The  people are unanimously in favor of  having the new school built on the  old grounds, but there appers to have  been some laxity on the part of the  officials at some time as the deed of  this property, which was bought and  paid for by the early pioneers of Mount  Lehman, had never been registered,  and now the Government refuse to  build a new building on land of which  they have no registered title, and the  people cannot see how they should be  held responsible for what was certainly  remissness on the part of the officials  of the educational department of that  day. The School Board passed a resolution asking the Government to look  into the matter and endeavor if possible to have the-matter rectified, and  they are now awailing developments.  Abbotsford of To-day  .25  .50  3.00  Grand Touring Car  Tlie new touring automobile purchased by Messrs. Lyle & Henderson  is quite an addition to the livery business of the town. We can now accommodate them all.  THE CANADIAN NORTHERN  There is a report .current among  some who claim to be in the know that  the Canadian Northern will secure  running powers over the V., V. & E.  from Hope, notwithstanding the ' fact  that several surveys have been seemingly contradictory of this fact. The  report is given as handed to this paper.  If this be a fact if will add another  railway to the greatestt railway centre in British Columbia.  BUY  in  Abbotsford,  NOW!  Watch  Abbotsford  GROW!  Abbotsford has grown since the clays  when Mr. McCullogh looked after the  station and had the post office in the  station,   and   Mr.   Shortreed   run   the  store  now*  owned  by   Mr.   M.   L.   Mc-'  Phee.    That is not so very long ago.  Abbotsford now has a post office in a  separate building," and the postmaster  has an  assistant.    Tlie C.  P.  R.  has  an agent, Mr. G. Clark; and there are  also   a   number   of   other     business  houses, and another railway and more  to come.   In summing up the business  places   in  Abbotsford,   we  might   say  that there are���������  .Three General Stores,  A Hardware  and Furniture  Store,  Two Licensed Hotels,  A Creamery,  Four   Sawmills   and   several   Shingle  Mills,  Three Real Estate Offices,  Two  Butcher Shops,  Two Auctioneers,  A Merchant Tailor,  Two Railway Stations, and an Electric,  and at least another railway station  coming,  A Telegraph Office,  An   Express Office,  Long Distance Telephone,  Local Telephone,  Telephone Central,  Two Public Halls,  Two Billiard and Pool Rooms,  A Livery Stable,  Two Barber Shops,  A BlackSmith Shop,  A Branch of the Royal Bank,  As Tobacco and Novelty Store,  A Tobacco Store about to be started,  A   Public   School ���������two   rooms,   with  about- 80 children in attendance,  An Orange Hall,   .  Two Churches, and four resident ministers,  An Orange Lodge,  A Chosen Friends Society,  A Doctor,  A Board of Trade,  A Shoemaker,  A Harness Shop and Saddlery,  A Baker and Confectioner,  (Continu'e-d  on Page     Four)  ������������������;>B  I.  'J,  i<i  ! ii  .-.*.  iiHiafflgB-Oifflai''''-''^  A  \&  i$y TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,      ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  CHURCH   SERVICES  Church---Itcv.  L  . . Presbyterian  ( iiiiipbeii, pastor.  ���������  Abbolsford, II a.m. and 7:30(n.m.  l.'lipei- Sumas, every  alternate Sun  day.  Sunday School at 3 p. in. ,,,.  Methodist Church���������Nov. A. !). Storey  pastor.  Abbotsford, 7:30 p, in.  Sunday School 10 a. in.  'Presbyterian    Church���������Rev.    A  Alder. \\  Mount LohY-'.-in.  Pine Ur.6ve.  01 en more.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  I'n I,  j '(j  U.  ABBOTSFORD   POSTOFFICE  J         Oflice hours from S a. m. to 7 p. in.  Mails arrive from north 11 a. ���������m.  from south, 4:27 p.'in.  Mails depart to North 4:27 p. m., to  "south, 11 a. m.  Mail for Upper Sumas every Monday.  Wednesday and Saturday, 1 p. in.  Mail for Peardonville every Tuesday  and Saturday, 1 p. m.  .miimI    rwry     l-'riiliiy    Ijy     U,  1 'utdisliliiK Oiini-auy.  A  Weekly .11j111��������� 11;11  devoted  lo  I lie Inlei'-  ��������� ('������������������  ui" Aliliolsl'oi'il   ,'llid   iiiil'l'iiiillillllK  ili   -  .Net.  ��������� Advert 1,-iiiK   liatcs  mriiK;  I'liowu mi ap-  illicit! I������*iII.  I.WIAN ADVI'IIITISING I-.'  eenlH  pe.  ilnc for llr.sl   in^m-l Ion, mid N'rents n line  for nil .subsequent eon eeuti\e Iu .(.���������riion.-.  Our Slilbbolc tli>���������IToiUior -for' nor ayin  the   Government.  FRIDAY,   MAY   6,    1910  BUSINESS   DIRECTORY  ABBOTSFORD.  OF  General Stores ���������  Authier Bros.  D. W. TurnbulI.  M. L. McPhee.  Hotels���������  Abbotsford Hotel, H. Freeman, Prop,  Commercial, J. A. Blair, Manager.  Real   Estate��������� .   ,  .1. W. McCallura.  Western Realty, J. J. McPhee & W.  Nelson.  Lindsay Russell, C. E.  Auctioneers���������  Lindsay  Russell,   C.  A.  J.  \V. McCallum       '  Banks���������  Royal Bank of Canada, W. H. Kerr,  Manager.  Creamery���������  H. A. How.e, Proprietor.  Hardware and Furniture���������  A. Alanson.  Butchers���������  J. Monkman.  Livery Stable���������  Lyle & Henderson.  Ruthig and King.  Baker and Confectioner���������  L. Legace.  Painters���������  J. W. Golden.  Shoemakers���������  J. A. Taylor and M. Hauser.  Board of Trade���������  J. W. .McCallum, Secretary.  Blacksmith���������  Stanley Ausneau.  Garbcr and Pool Room���������  Jos. Sanderson.  G. Isudre.  Tobacco and Novelties���������  J. V. Means.  Doctor���������  T. A. Swift.  SADDLERY  ancl  HARDWARE���������  u.   .).   UiM'iiaeV.  The POST in making its initial bow-  Co the public does so at the request  of a number,'Of the business inoir of  Abbotsford; who wish to have chronicled Ihe progiess of the growing aud  rising town of Abbotsford and make  known to the outside public the advantages the town offers as a niiinu-  i'acturing centre, mid the surrounding  listrict for fruit raising and dairying.  It is with pleasure'that a paper is  started under such pleasant circumstances, and it is hoped that "a paper  for Abbotsford" will usher iu a new  .:nd greater era of prosperily than lias  hitherto been ihe. case, and this is  saying much, for the growth and importance of the town as I.lie centre  of a rich agricultural���������bolh dairyinr  and fruit���������disirict has long been recognized.  The Posl will be devoted entirely  solely and wholly in aiding in , the  present lapid advancement, progress  and prosperity of Abbotsford and district, 'and any legitimate enterprise  that publicity can assist will receive  our prompt attention.  Tlie columns of the paper will always be'open to those wishing to express opinions that are of interest tc  the general public. But of course we  do not wish to publish any communications that will be the means of  stirring: up strife among people -Whe-  should be neighbors and friends.  ,i man' of abilily. ' This is not mean I  is a Jest or a. slur. Think it over  You ll.sl your property wllh hini, he  iii'ids on? tli;> gcod points of that land,  presents liicin in such a light to a cus  onier which he hunts up, so thai yen  receive! a pile of cash, making you i  ���������'ree man, while Ihe buyer assumes the  .'espoiisihililies that often made you  iitislle.    Always Iroai  him Justly.-  AUTHIER  HONOR MOTHER.  Sunday,  .May Nlli,  is "M oilier  Hay,"  ind throughout Canada and Hie United  Stales,   and   possibly  in  ill   civilized  countries (he white carnation will be  ivorn by evoiycne. "It is felt, that this  new day should be observed becausi  without the noble and loving, the p;.  tienee and soll'-sacriliciiig mothers, al  other holidays would have been im  possible," says an exchange.  There would not have been ou;  Thanksgiving Lay, our First of .July  our Fourth of July, and" especially, Vic  toria. Day, but for the mothers, tin.  latter commemorating the life of tin  best queen mother the world has eve.  known. Even our Christmas is glorified by the almost, divine motherhood  ihal gave us Jesus.  Let all Canadians then respond tc  Jn's beautiful thought, and wear oi,  Sunday, .May Slh, a white (lower, pre  .'erably a carnation, as an emblem o;  .rue mother's virtues.  My wearing the white (lower, heai\  ,vill speak to heart throughout tlu  world, and Ihe increase of true uni-  .���������ersal broflierhood must rise tt  heaven.  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Only first class  Groceries,  Dry Goods,  Flour, Feed, and Grain  Boots and Shoes  Kept in stock  ju Essendene Ave.,  ABBOTSFORD, B.C.  I   | PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY |   I  arness and Saddlery  Mr. Farmer, when you require a new Set of Harness, a new Saddle, Saddlery Hardware, or anything  in the Horse Clothing, call around and see  HOTEL ARRIVALS  Commercial.  M. Kellet, Spokane; J. H. Elam; Bellingham; J. Fyfe, Montreal; J. W.  Brooks, Blaine; Jno. Ball, Peardonville; A. Brown, Vancouver; F. Elliot,  Denver City; A. E. Grasset, Vancouver; .las. Anderson, Victoria; A. Mac-  Donald, Princeton; J. Boyd, Abbotsford; A. B. Wing, Mount Lehman; Jno.  Glasgow, County Antriem, Ireland; D.  N. Buntain,'Princeton; W. A. Porter,  Minneapolis.  Abbotsford  Hotel.  Geo. A. Falasins, Spokane; A. Sned-  din,  Spokane;   M.   McEwen  and   wife,  Spokane;  Robt. Bohie, Spokane; John  Miiion, Spokane:  Fred Gay. Spokane;  J. A.  Bates, Mission City;   N. H. Mc-  Gillivray. Vancouver; J. Thomson, Vancouver;   J.   McManus,   Vancouver;   R.  Thorn, Sumas; John Butler. L. Bithus,  Bellingham;   Ed.   Olson,   Sask.;   Geo.  Goodier. Indian Head;  G. H.  Murphy,  Cloverdale; E. Soderberg, Clay; Antnn  Johnson, Clay;  A. Lofstrom, Clay;   P.  Lassetler. Ladner; D. S. Husband, Bellingham;  J.  C.  Smith,  Vancouver;   J.  0.  Perfect, Vancouver;  Arthur Jones.  Vancouver; J. F. Murdock, Seattle: A.  Dtilin,   Spokane;     M.   Fair,   Spokane;  Fred Lynch, Westminster; L. Paterson.  Spokane;  D. Campbell. Tacoma;  Geo.  Man-, Spokane; T-J. L. Fletcher, Clover-  dale:   Geo.  Millard. Sumas;   Mm. Keller, Sumas; Tom Kelley, Sumas; Jack*  Fox, Sumas; A. MacDonald, Brandon:  R. M. Stabbock, Huntingdon; John Mcintosh.   Barrie;   ft.   D.   Douglas,  Vancouver; Thos. A. Duff, Toronto; J. W.  Whitley, Vancouver,  Unlike a paper recently started up  country, we cannot announce the fact  that this paper will, support tlie Government,   and   then   on   looking   over  the columns of the  paper  the  reader  will    find   the   reason    why   that   announcement   was   made���������the   columns  seething with Government pap, in the  shape of Government ads.   This paper  will,   however,   endeavor   to   stand   in  with   the   man   who   represents   youi  district,   and   the   Government   which  he stands for, to such an extent that  when   anything is asked  that  will   be  of benefit to the district, that the same  will    be    considered,    and    if    found  worthy, will be granted.   This permits']  the paper to criticise as well as honor  the man or government that will take  into consideration the requests of the  people.    In fact, we would like to see  the   people   get   everything   they   can  from the Government���������even more than  the amount of taxes paid, if that were  possible.    Our readers will be with us  in  this  matter.    While   talking  about  the   requests  of  the  people,   it  might  be suggested  that  the season  is  now  n"i e for muck good government money  to be spent on '.he streets of the town  and district.  DO   YOU   WRITE  TO   MOTHER?  ���������    W e    VJ3 EZL,  and you will be suited.  '3JHBI!*anBB8*BW l  Pray, niayd ask you, worthy lad.  Whose smile  no care can  sni-itho.  Though  busy life throbs round  about,  Have you written home to mother?  You are forgetting, aren't you, quite,  How fast the weeks went flying,    '  And that a little blotted sheet,  Unanswered still is lying?  Don't you remember how she stood  With   wistful  glance at parting?  Don't you remember how the tears  Were in her soft eyes starting?  Have you forgotten how her arms  Stole round you to caress you?  Have you forgotten' those low words,  "Good-bye, my son, God bless you"?  Oh!  do not. wrong her patient love,  Save God's there is no other,  So faithful  through all mists of sin���������  Fear  not   to  write  to ���������mother.  Tell how hard it is to walk,  As walked the Master lowly;  Tell her- how hard it is to keep  A man's life pure and holy.  Tell her to.keep the lamp of prayer  Alight���������a   beacon   burning;  Whose beam shall reach you far away,  Shall  lure your soul returning.  Tell her you love her dearly still.  For  fear some sad tomorrow.  Shall bear away the listening soul,  And le       you lost in sorrow.  And then, through bitter, falling tears,  And sighs.you may not smother,  You  will remember when too late,  You  did not write your mother.  JANE RONALDSON.  Edinburgh, 1 S.r>���������.  LIVERY AND FEED STABLE  ANO .''  TOURING AUTOMOBILE  Wc can give you the best of attention at Reasonable Rates.  Our New Touring Automobile is in great demand.  LYLE 8c HENDERSON  Stables on Essendene Avenue  DISSOLUTION  OF  PARTNERSHIP  The partnership heretofore 'existing  between Amasa Everett and Joseph  Sanderson, doing a pool-table and barker business at Abbotsford, B. C, has  his clay been disolved by mutual consent. ,  Joseph Sanderson will continue the  ousiness. assuming all the liabilities of  Jie late firm, and to whom all  debts'  due the late firm are payable.  AMASA EVERETT  JOSEPH SANDERSON  Witness: J. J. Mc Phee  Abbotsford, April 29, 1910.  ford, B. C, for the term of six months  commencing July 1st, 1910.'  HARRY FREEMAN.  Dated May Gth, 1910.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  THE HOME PAPER  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  thirty days from the first publication  of this notice, I intend to apply to the  Superintendent of Provincial Police for  a renewal of the Hotel Licence for the  Abbotsford Hotel, situated at Abbots-  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  thirty days from the first publication  of this notice, we intend to apply to  the Superintendent of Provincial Police tor a renewal of the Hotel Licence  for the Commercial Hotel, situated at  Abbotsford, B. C, for the term of six  months commencing July 1st, 1910.  JAMES   McELROY  &   CO.  Dated May 6th, T910.  Man was made to work and not to  chew the rag. .  The farmers are the hope of the universe.  Socialism is. the gospel of despair.  ���������Hubbard.  Abbotsford has arrived at that stage  when it would be wise for the citizens  to consider ways and means of having  fire protection. An organized bucket  brigade would be better than nothing,  but regular fire-fighting apparatus  would be considerably better. Il is n  question that should be seriously considered by the Board of Trade and  some means adopted that would meel  'he present requirements.  It is, of course, a rather awkward  problem lo solve for the town, bul  Uie business men must meel il sooner  or later, and the sooner the heller for  safely, as there is no felling what  might happen any bright day.  A  good  real ost.'ttr- n'-onl   is a   won  derful man, and must undoubtedly be  The local newspaper is to the town  what his show window is to the merchant, as to whose establishment the  public form their impresions by the  exhibit he makes in his plate glass  front. Just as it is the part of everyone who hopes to thrive as a shopkeeper to show his wares attractively,  so it is policy for a community to support its home paper to the best of its  ability, so that the outside world may  judge from them the enterprise of the  place which the paper represents. If  the town is a small one and has but  one papeiv- it becomes more than ever  the duty .lis if should be Ihe pride, for  the citizens to help that paper to make  i. brave show before the world.���������Ex.  GOTCH   AND  ZDYSCO  Chicago.���������According to a contract  signed, Frank Gotch and Zbysco will  meet in a. finish match a I the American  'eigne baseball park on Ihe afternoon  >f .May HO, Decoration Day. The match  will be for a purse of $25,000.  INSURANCE  LOANS  Abbotsford Homesites  If you are looking for a home  or snappy investments  in town lots, acreage or farm  property  see  The Pioneer Real Estate Broker of Abbotsford  .i^^WVJW-JBsaflSitWftjrajilS'Sl  ���������MtetsMMfMaiiiiBa *���������-���������*������������������ *-+*WMaii&;jZfF+* "  THE ABBOTSFORD .fc^OST,   ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  THREi!  r  Ii  li'r  [���������J  iff  <  V i  s-v  ABBOTSFORD,  B. C.  Capital paid up, $5,000,000.  Reserve Fund, $5,700,000.  Total Assets, $70,000,000.  A general banking business transacted.  SAVINGS    BANK  Accounts opened with Deposits of $1.00 and upwards.   Home Savings Banks issued.  Banking by mail given every attention. (We  have correspondents throughout the world.  GEO.H KERR, manager  Bag;  COMMERCIAL  HOTEL  j. Mcelroy a Co.  LIQUORS,   WINES   AND    CIGARS  OF THE BEST QUALITY  :1  Cor. Essendene Ave. and Oscar St.,  CITY  6090  THE   MARKET.  A decided scarcity of meats of "almost all kinds and a consequent increase in prices was the feature oi  Friday's market and farmers who had  meats of any kind for sale realized a  satisfactory profit. Opposed to this  was a slight reduction in the price  of potatoes  Beef was scarce, but little being  brought in by the farmers and with  the demand prevailing the price advanced sharply one cent per pound.  Mutton and lamb were short of demand and a two cent increase in the  price paid the farmers was recorded  as prevailing. Veal was fairly plentiful and the demand was good so that  top aotch prices were realized in almost every case. Pork reached high  water mark for the season, selling at  13 cents per pound and was short of  the demand at that. The supply of  meats of all kinds from the district  is away below the average and with  high prices prevailing elsewhere the  price here has been boosted up.  Eggs sold at much the same price  as last week, and were in fairly-  good supply./ The price of fowl remained firm, while chickens advanced  $1 per dozen for choice birds aiid sold  readily at quotations. Few ducks and  geese were offered and the demand  proved strong.  Potatoes were almost a glut on the  market and as the demand was poor  trading in these was somewhat dull  and lifeless. They were quoted at  $16 per ton for good potatoes, while  the poorer grades found but slight  demand. Plenty of seed potatoes were  offered for sale. There was a good  supply of roots and vegetables of all  kinds and prices remained practically unchanged from last week. Apples  are about done a3 far as the local  supply is concerned, and practically  none were offered on Friday.  There was a good supply of fresh  fish offered for sale, all kinds being  well represented. Some Oolachans  found a good demand, being seasonable just now, while red spring salmon and halibut were also on sale.  The following are the quotations:  Meats-  Beef, hindquarters, per lb lie  Beef,  forequarters',  per lb  9c  Lamb,  per  lb 18c  Mutton, per lb 16c  Spring  Lamb,  per  carcass $6.50  Veal,  medium,  per lb. 12c  Veal, large, per lb 10c  Pork, medium,  per lb 13c  Produce���������  Eggs, wholesale, per doz 27c  Eggs, retail, per doz 35c  Butter, wholesale, per lb 30c  Butter, retail, per lb 35c  Fowl���������  /owl, per doz ?U to $13  Chickens, per doz $9 to $10  Broilers, per doz $4 to $6  Ducks,   per   doz $lh  Geese, live, each .$1.50  Vegetables���������  Potatoes, per ton $16  Onions, per sack $1.50  Turnips, per sack 50c  Beets, per sack 75c  Parsnips, per sack 75c  Cabbage, per sack 60c  Carrots, per sack 7oc  Rhubarb,  per  bunch   5c  Lettuce,  per  bunch  5c  Fruits-  Apples, per box $1.50 to $1.75  Watch   Abbotsford   GROW!  ABBOTSFORD   MARKET.  Lindsay Russell, auctioneer, Abbotsford, reports a fair yarding of catttle  and horses, etc., at his yards on Tuesday last. Cattle milkers sold at $45.  Young heifers, $20. Light horses, $100,  Young hogs from $6.50 to $9.50. Chickens, $10 per dozen.  Furniture and farm implements  brought good average prices. Two  Matsqui Prairie ranches were also put  up by auction. One of 40 acres sold at  $5125. Another of 80 acres did not  reach the reserve of $16,000. The highest bid being $15,000, and it was passed on for private sale. Thirty-five  town lots in Abbotsford were put up  and'were all sold except 13. The lots  against the new car, station averaging  $1500. Those against the Great Northern depot from $100 to $300.' "  The auctioneer also sold privately  after the sale five of the best business  sites in the town for $3000, and one  residential site at $200. The total sale  of land during the day amounted to  $17,425, and of live stock $850. During  the past fortnight ranches and town  lots amounting to $34,175 have been  sold privately. The price having risen  rapidly lately owing to the discovery  of oil on Matsqui Prairie and the settling up of the surrounding country.  County Court at  last week on the  arrest on  the C.  CHANCE TO MEND HIS WAYS.  George Kenty appeared iu the  New Westminster  charge of resisting  P. R. line between  Clayburn and Mission City on April  19th. He pleaded guilty, his counsel  making a strong' plea for clemency.  It was claimed that Kenty was so  drunk at the time that he did not  lcnow what he was doing.  "You are starting the pace," said  his honor to the prisoner. "You are  heading for trouble and you will be  on the rocks unless you turn over a  new leaf."  "I'm going to quit drinking from  now on," said Kenty.  The  judge   directed  secure employment for  was   allowed   freedom  sentence.  the police to  Kenty and he  on   suspended  THE WORLD'S.CHAMPIONS  ���������The Salmon Bellies have difficulty In  finding a man to put .between the goal  nets this year. Sandy Gray has not  been out to practice yet and is reported as not being in the best of health.  There are several aspirants for the position, but they are rather young foi  the job.  It is reported thai none* of the men  have deteriorated at all during the winter and this year's team will be fully  as good or better than I hat of last year,  when New West minster had the best  team in the world.  WESTERN  BASEBALL  Abbotsford should be able to have a  good team for baseball this year. Surely among the many men knocking  about on the railway construction there  can be found some who' have had experience in and around tlie diamond.  A good team would be an advertisement, for the' town-if they were winners.  Manager Welsh has announced his  tentative line-up for the Salmon Bellies. The followin are to be' the players for a starter: Gray, Galbraith, T.  Gifiord, J. Gifford, Marshall, G. Rennio,  T. Ronnie, Feeney, Wintemute, W.  Turnbull. Spares: Bryson, G. Spring,  Latham.  Watch   Abbotsford   GROW!  Now that New Westminster has acceded to Montreal's wishes in the matter of the dates for tiie Minto cup  games and consented to play on July  18 and 25, it is hoped that ncne of the  Montreal players receive word from  grandma that she is coming to take tea  on one of these days, or that none of  them make up their minds���������if such a  Ihing is possible���������that the fishing  about that time in July is too good to  be missed, or that they do not get the  idea that it is too warm to travel at  ihat season of the year, or that anything else of tremendous importance  happens along to make any further  changes in the proposed time of the  meeting. When Montreal actually has  it settled in its mind as to when it  would like to come west New Westminster really ought to be told about it,  for the Royal City players might like  to go in swimming or call on grandma  themselves during the summer, you  know.  PRAYER BY A SCOTCH CANADIAN.  "O Lord, we approach Thee this  mornin' in the attitude o' prayer, and  likewise of complaint. When we came  tae the Ian' o' Canady we expected tae  fin' a Ian' flowin' wi' milk and honey,  but instead o' that we foun' a Ian'  peopled wi' the ungodly Irish. O Lord,  in Thy great mercy, drive them tae  the uttermost pairts of Canady; mak'  them hewers o' wood and drawers o'  water; gie them nae emoluments; gie  them nae place of abode; ne'er mak'  ttiem magistrates or rulers among Thy  people.  "But, if Ye hae any favors to bestow  or any guicL Ian' tae gie aw a', gie it  tae Thine ain, Thy peculiar, people,  the Scots. Mak' them members of  parliament an' magistrates an' rulers  among Thy people. An' as for the  Irish, tak' them by tlie heels an' shak'  them ower the mouth o' hell, but dinna  let them fa' in, and a' the glory be  Thine forever.    Amen."  Watch  Abbotsford   GROW!  COURIER   ISSUED.  The third issue of The New Westminster Courier, the official organ of  the board of trade, made its appearance Saturday last. This number  maintains the standard set in the first  two issues, and contains interesting  editorial matter and timely statistics  on the state of trade and the real estate situation in the city and district.  On the front page is a fine illustration of Columbian College, one of the  premier educational institutions of tlie  Royal City.  The Courier is improving with each  issue, and is decidedly a good advertisement for New Westminster and  the surrounding district. A sample  copy can bc>.seen at this office.  REALTY CO  ���������"���������"'���������miMrn  Farm Lands  and  Town Lots  VANCOUVER AND ABBOTSFORD  9  ABBOTS  HOTEL  ABBOTSFORD, B. C,  wnHoiHnnwMMaMMaw  Strictly first-class in every respect.    The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RAJES,   $1.50  TO  $2.0O  PER  DAY  \ H.FREEMAN,  PROPRIETOR  ECBSQ  J. W. GOLDEN  Painting  Paper Hanging  Decorating     f  Sign Writing  Kalsomining  Graining  ABBOTSFORD. B. C.  ^.^^^^^^<^^*:{^^;,^^oj:^o^##:^  L  egace  Watch   Abbotsford   GROW!  ABBOTSFORD,   BAKER    $  Bread, Biihs, Kisses,    |  Cream Puffs I  Wedding Cake a Specialty   ,,  ���������?.���������  ABBOTSFORD, B. C. j  A  GOOD ADVERTISING   MEDIUM.  Business manager of great newspaper (to clerk)���������"George, take down  this advertisement as I dictate it, and  then have'it set up:  Wanted���������A man for a pleasant indoor position; short hours, light work,  no experience necessary; place permanent; salary ������1,000 a year. Answer in own handwriting. Millionaire,  Great Daily office.  Clerk���������"I have it down, sir, and will  send it to the printers at once."  Business manager (a week later) ���������  "George, how many answers were received to that advertisement?"  Clerk���������"Eighteen thousand, sir."  Business manager (an hour later) ���������  "Good morning, sir; what can we do  for you, sir?"  Seedy individual���������"What do you  charge for an advertisement for a situation wanted?"  Business manager���������"Our charges  are high���������three shillings a. line; but  you must remember the vast number  of people we reach. Why, sir, to one  single advertisement inserted last  week there were received eighteen  thousand answers."���������Ex.  Send the Post to your friends in the  East.  Said Uncle Silas:  When a feller finds a button sewed  on his shirt that he has been missin'  a month or two, he wonders what in  tarnation his wife is goin' to strike  him for in the hat or dress line.  REPORT   OF  THE   SWINE  COMMISSION.  The report of the commission sent  last year by the Dominion Government  io Europe to study the swine r.iarlng  industry, has been issued. It consists  of a pamphlet of sixty pages of printed matter and a large number of striking illustrations.  The countries visited were England,  Scotland,  Ireland,  Denmark and   Holland.   Denmark and Ireland, being the  strongest competitors of Canada in the  British   market,  received  most  attention.   The report described clearly how  the hogs are bred and reared, and the  various steps taken to develop the export bacon trade.    The far famed cooperative  system,   as  applied   by  the  Danes to the breeding and rearing of  the swine,  the packing and marking,  is  fully described.    Co-operative feed  buying, which involves the purchase of  over six hundred  million  pounds    of  grain, oil  cake,  etc.,  a year, is  fully  dealt with.  A valuable feature of the report is  the attention given to the methods followed in the different countries for  maintaining harmony between packers  and farmers, ancl the securing of a uniform supply of pigs. Co-operation, not  only between farmers, but between  packers and farmers, is credited with  excellent results. This is especially  true in England in bacon curing vicinities.  After dealing with the various phases of production in the different countries, a chapter is devoted to the English bacon trade and another to lessons for Canadian farmers and packers. The report is comprehensive and  practical, and therefore of value to  every swine raiser in Canada. Copies  may be procured free by writing the  "Live Stock Commissioner" at Ottawa.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  thirty days after the first publication  of this notice, I intend to apply to the  Superintendent of Provincial Police for  a renewal of the Hotel Licence for the  Huntingdon Hotel, situated at Hunt-  ingdon, B. C, for the term of six  months commencing July 1st, 1910.  PHILIP   McDONALD.  Dated at Huntingdon, April 27, 1910.  Watch   Abbotsford   GROW!  If there is a chance to boom business, boom it. Don't put on a long  face and look as though you were on  the sick list. Hold up your head,  smile and look  for other things.  Watch  Abbotsford   GROW!  Yes, marriage is a lottery  In which every man draws something;  But it is a well known fact  That he seldom draws a dumb thing.  ii  : '-I  l!'I  11  1   '  ? I  ii  'I  ft. I  3  *U  iiBilli������^^  m/aamimwiiwiutumiimimmmii FOl'R  THE ABBOTSFOKD POST,'      ABBOTSFOKD, B. C.  .v...*'-. ������.j'.^,'.o'.ot..,'-o,-.*(..������t.o^j  If  J',  "II-  ji.  .v-  d  - All kinds of fresh meats in season.  ONLY   A1   MEATS   KEPT  IN   STOCK  We deliver the goods  Social and Pers  ''. ������.*���������',. j'. ������������...*',..".*���������.*'- ������v- .*'- j *-  :";*::  A. AL  :������S������  Furniture  There is no necessity to go to the City to purchase  furniture as our stock is complete  Our prices are right and the stock is equal to that  of the City  Hardware  Our stock of hardware is complete in every respect.  THE OI-FICE HOLDER.  Have you ever noticed thai the av-  eiage  man   when elected   to office  re-  gfirds his election in the light of a pei  fc-onal victory?  Yet office-holders in this country are  supposed io serve the State. We  choo=e them thai they may do iht-  nccessary business of the government.  Tho caliber of the ofiice-holder is seei,  in the fact that sei vice in the State h.  otien secondary to his own honor and  to his financial betterment. Here wt  get a reversal of tlsra Democratic idea,  and a return to typ-e^ Tlie question ii-.  up to us now in the United States:  Does the institution of government exist for the benefit of the office-holdei  or does the office-holder exist for the  benefit of ihe State?  The original intent of the government for'the people, and by the people, is that the men best fitted to fill  tlie ofiice should be elected, to the end  that the interests of the people shall  be safeguarded. I wonder if Samuel  Adams ever dreamed of a "ruling  class" coming back in the form of professional politicians whose shibboleth  is, "To the victor belong the spoils"?  We hiive quite a way to travel, yet, before we catch up with Thomas Jefferson.���������The Philistine.  Alex. Johnston has been down tow-  for the past few days on business am.  lie has evidently satisfied himself, a.  he wears one of those smiles that don';  rub off. -  Legace, the baker, has started opera  fions and he is amazed at ihe q nan lit*,  of bread that is consumed here, and he  .loos not  bake it all, either.  Gurney says that business is much  better since moving into his new quarters. *  The'government are somewhat slov.  in beginning the expenditure of the  .arge amount of money that was voted  for roads and other improvements las  "session, and the people are clamorin*.  to get the work done, as these thingt  are all necessary in order to keep pace  with the developments that are taking  place.  The "Ahbotsfqid Post"! !  What do you think of that for a  name?  Anyhow it is something to tie to,  and Co management assures us that il  ilic .people of Abbotsford give the  ne.cessaiy support the result will be to  the mutual advantage of the town and  the paper.  The contractors on the V., V. & E.  are busily engaged in unloading supplies and are now in a position to  . "push" the work vigorously just as  soon as the right-of-way man gets busy  and settles with the farmers through  whose land the line passes. The very  material increase in land values during the past year makes the cost of  riR-ht. of way much greater than when  this road was built from Huntingdon  to Cloverdale.  Real estate is the topic of the day,  and if everyone "talking deals" can  only put one through, there should be  considerable property change hands.  The new school grounds are beint  put into first-class shape and when  completed v. ill be second to none in  the Fraser vallev.  Mr. Carlson will have his new restaurant ready for business in a few days  when he hopes to be in a position to  satisfy the appetites of a large numbei  of patrons.  Randerr.nn & Everett, have dissolvec5  narir.ership and Joe is now playing a  one hand���������and no doubt he will come  out all right.  Angus Munn, Esq., collector of customs. New Westminster, passed  through town today on an official visit  to Huntingdon.  Mr. Tretheway has the foundation  laid for a fine residence in the "West  End," which, when completed, will be  quite an addition to the  town. '  iUi-B. Campbell has just returned  from a visit to the coast cities and says  that Abbotsford "still looks good,"  though not yet quite as populous as  Vancouver.  Howe's Addition to the townsite is  being all cleaned up and he says the  people are tumbling over one another  to buy up some of his lots.  There does no! seem lo be so many  people in (own these days as the larg"  number of men a wailing work on the  V., V. & E. have dispersed to their  different camping grounds.  II. Alansom and wife returned to  town yesterday from Alberla where  they attended Ihe funeral of Mrs. Alnn-  soi-'s father.  There: was a large increase in the  receipts of cream at the. Abbotsford  creamery, which will add largely to the  bank account of the different ranches  supporting this worthy institution.  The other evening a particularly  woe-hegone and sorrowful-looking personage stopped a citizen of Ibis town  on the street.  "Gimme a. quarler for a bed, won't  you, inisler?" asked the stranger in the  half whisper they always use.  Our citizen looked at him thoughtfully. "Well." said he seriously, "bring  the bed around and let. me se if. If I  think it's worth the price I'll give you  a quarter for it, of course."  Watch   Abbotsford  GROW!  Mrs.  W.  Buker left on Saturday  .'or..a few  clays   visit   with   friends  in   Scdro-Woo'.ey,  Wash.   o   Master -TIi 1 iarcl Boyd arrived in  town from Vancouver on Saturday  on  a visit to  his parents,   o   The firm of Everett and Sanderson has disuo'.ved partnership by  consent, Mr. Sanderson carrying-  on the business.  Mrs. Thos. Coogan left for Seat-  tie on Sunday to visit her sister,  Mr. Coogan accompanying her as  far as Beliingh.im, returning on the  afternoon train.  Mr. Lyle our liveryman has purchased a new and up-to-date automobile for use in his livery stable  Mr. Anderson is acting as chaffeur  Miss Blair of New Westminster  spent Satruday in town tho, guest  of Mr. and Mrs. Blah; of the Commercial   Hotel.   .0*   Mr. McKinnon of the Pine Grove  number Company, accompanied by  Mrs. McKiunon, ieit on Monday  morning's train for Vancouver.  Mr. George Clark and family left  ;m Monday for a six weeks' vaca-  cion   in   Victoria.  Watch   Abbotsford   GROW!  f  "*\  En-HrgHcarapi-aH--*^^  When in need of a new pair of  Shoes  TRY  A full line of Ames-Holden Shoes to hand.  The quality of this shoe will appeal  .A full line of Groceries, Dry Goods and Feed always  on hand.  D. W. TURNBULL  \=  Essendene Ave.  Abbotsford, B.,C  ���������7=  ,J  Mr. Harry  Freeman  returned on  Monday from Kamloops, where he i  had  been  visiting his son  Henry,  who Is there for the benefit of his  health.  Mr. A. J. Blair and family took a  spin down to Cloverdale on Tuesday in the new automobile.   4o,   Mrs. Howe and Mrs. Sutherby left  Wednesday morning for Ladner  and Vancouver on a visiting tour.  Mr. Tretheway's family moved in  from Westminster last week to  take up their residence h?re.  Mr. and Mrs. Alder left on Thursday for Vancouver, to visit their  daughter Dollie, who is attending  high school there.  Mr. and Mrs. John are in town  for a few days visiting Mr. and  ..-i's. Joe McCaiium.  Watch   Abbotsford   GROW!  Mr. R. J. Shannon of M ssion City  has decided tp take up his residence here. He has the contract  of building two stores for Mrs.  Campbell.   *0*   Messrs Swain and Ciark cf Suma3  are occasional visitors to Abbotsford in their big touring autom:--  Billy. Two jollier boys you never  saw when they come to this town.  There Will'be a total eclipse of  the sun on Sunday, May 8th., but  will be invisible in Abbotsford.  Wilson relates that on one occasion  he went into a shirtwaist store to get  one for his wife. On approaching the  counter he made known his wish to the  young woman attendant.  "What bust?" asked that young person, to which Wilson, axioiisly looking  about him, replied:  "I  didn't hear anything,' did you?"  "He is the youngest son of a duke.'"  "Not  much   money   coming   to   him,  then?"  "Only  what  he can  earn   by mntrri-  age."  A Good Templar lodge was instituted  in Aberdeen school house, Aldergrove  last Tuesday evening by Rev. C. Wel-  lesley, G. C. T. of II. C. A large audience was.present. The leading officers  are: J. Allison, C. T.; Mrs. Carinichael,  V. T.; It. Fits-pa trick, L. D.; Rev. F.  Cook,-chaplain; R. Carinichael. secretary. About candidates took the subordinate degree.  It is repotted as we go to press that BCing  Edward VII is dead.  The Editor: .  Dear Sir,���������The following paragraph  .appeared in a Vancouver paper in con-  lection with the arrangements for the  "Horse Show".:  "A new feature to the show this  vein* will be the promenade behind the  boxes. In the past tlie boxes have-  been enclosed from the rear and the  occupants could only be seen at. a  distance rrorn the front. This' year  the back of the boxes has been opened  out and the holders will be able to see  and be seen by the general public at  close range. The passageway behind  the boxes will be used for promenade  purposes."  Being Irish, my conclusions may be  a bit mixed, but, as I have not been  to either of the previous horse shows  in Vancouver, audi am to be a judge  this year, perhaps you, or some kind  person, through your valuable paper,  would kindly inform me, What are  the fashions in hats to be worn by the  horses in these boxes? Also what  is the latest, footwear for the animals?  And are the horse blankets to be worn  short or with trains? This last is important as the shape of the instep (I  mean fetlock) is one of the principal  points where breeding shows, and if  the blankets are long, it will be hard  ' to see this point. Coming from the  land where the world's greatest horse  show is held, I wish to.be fair in the  judging here. I have heard thai, not  many thoroughbreds appear before the  public at this show and only a few  seem to find their way to these boxes.  If this is the case, I shall have Io look  anywhere and everywhere to find them,  therefore my reasons in asking these  questions.  Thanking you  in anticipation,  Yours truly,  "IRISH   BLOOD  HORSE."  (Continued from Page One.)  An Ice Cream Parlor,  A Restaurant.  Abbotsford has openings for���������  Watchmaker,  Two Painters,  A Photographer,  Several Carpenters and Contractors.  A   Plasterer,  Water Works,  A Laundry,  Fire Fighting Apparatus,  Manufacturing Industries where power  : and   water   with   shipping   facilities  form an important factor.  A Drug Store will shortly be started.  Advertise in  the Post.  Our Sincere Apology.  It is will regret that we find v/e  are unable to produce the two pictures of Abbotsford mentioned in  tlie article on ,the. fromt page, but  they are still in the. ha,nds of the  illustrators, and we hope to have  them for next issue. Accident.'.)  will  happen.  The P>. C. E. R. station does al ihe  present lime seem very far out. of the  reach of the busines part of tlie town,  but in the course of a few years the  wisdom of the site may appeal more  directly to the citizens than it does  now. Present needs would probably  have if between the C. P. R. station,  bul, that site will make a better' site  for a skyscraper.  R, Shorlreed's new fence has added  appreciably to the appearance of his  place.  m  Ii  m  Jr.* f  1  -I  ������Iio:n t -i-  k.i  ������������������ ��������� ��������� '���������������������������Milyl i   lulu ���������^|.^������,  '"P t"   t'lHt ���������(./*��������� I- f'"*  3���������-ygi

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