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With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"
Vol. X., No.   L
4BB0TSF0RD, B, C.,fFRIDAY,    April 16   1915
.00 per Year,
Pioneer Store -
The Sale of Sweater Coats,   Men's
Underwear, Men's and Women's
Boots and Shoes is to
be continued:
Sweater Coats at  COST'
Regular $1.25 at : 75c
Regular ?1.50 at  $1.00 '
Boots and Shoes to clear at
And other Articles too nu«
merous to mention.
Watch our Windows 'for Bargains
Dry Goods and Groceries, Etc,
.'"After a full au'd,, interesting discussion of-the proposal to have'Ab-
botsl'ord incorporated v with portions
of Matsqui and7 'iSumas; ,so as to
form a municipality two miles
square a well amended'meeting of
citizens voted against'the proposal by
14' votes" to 6. The" meeting, was held
on Saturday evening, one -hundred
persons being prosent.'' Mr. *Alanson
spoke in.support of the scheme outlined recently in this paper, contending that if Abbotsford' was to grow
beyond a country, town it1 should
have control, even though its area
was at first small. Mr. J. F. Boyd
was against the.,'mcbrporation of . a
municipality out of, an area so small
Mr. J. McPhee also- Spoke against
the proposition. All were however a-
greed that something' shiuld be done
to improve the opportunities of development in the' town and district.
The petition which-had been circulated to obtain signers for and against
the proposed incorporation was handed to the meeting ;and showed six in
the affirmative anrfburteen against.
After a free discussion and exchange
of views had been > heard it was decided that the other- suggestion for
getting better . home -' government
should be fully investigated." It was
accordingly resolved that a committee comprising Messrs J. J. McPhee
A. J. McGowan, A.; McCallum W.
Roberts and H. Alanson get together
anl consider the advisability 'of. Abbotsford. Jjeing;-J^o*porated "along
with':the'';uVapprbprmed"p"dr'tftTfl." of
Matsqui uplands.
mark. Artful ladies how you lhuck-
led! When another unsuspecting bargain hunter .purchased five bars of
soap for twenty-five .cents he thought
he had a-snap" until a lady present
told him he could get the same quantity and brand new in B. B. Smith's
store at "six for a quarter".
People' are begining to ask why.
Mr. A. Johnson, the tlocal barber, is
wearing a bland smile. It appears
so indicative of coming and changing
of events.
The Rev. Mr. Jukes is taking the
place of the Rev.. Mr. "Yates during
his temporary absence.in Calgary.
Tonight the Scouts will hold their
. At a recent meeting of the
Matsqui council a motion was
brought in to divide the municipality of Matsqui, making a
highland and a lowland municipality of the present municipality. Then Abbotsford, which
contains only-a quarter of a
section and under government
control the same as -Mission
City, except that the government collects the school taxes,
steps in and says 'now is .our
rtime to incorporate and get a
slice in the division.  . ,
A meeting was recently held
in Matsqui village to consider
the idea, and on Saturday last
a meeting was held in Abbots-
ford to talk it over..
The present site of Abbots-
. ford occupies the south-west
quarter of section 22, and taking that as practically a centre
is seeking to include all of section 22, 21 and 14 and 15.
good size for a town or cicy.
There are, only six other cities
out of the 33 incorporated cities
of the province with a larger
area than'that would give Abbotsford, and these are, New-
Westminster with 3,481 acres;
North Vancouver with 2,750;
Port Coquitlam with <.;.200; Pt.
Moody with 3,000 acres; Vancouver 10,784; Victoria with
4,637 acres, while Abbotsford
(Conttinued     on   Page Three). .
The fplowing'letter explains itself
and which this paper has been asked
to  publish:'      •
To the Secretary Patriotic Working
Abbotsford, B. C.    •
Permit me in the name of the
Voluntary Aid of the St. John's Ambulance to thank the working party
for the finished hospital shirts received in good time; and also for the
splendid supply of linen pieces.- they
will go into our collection of linen anl
are shipping this week 5 large cases.
Amongst our other supplies which we
ship this week I may just mention
160 pairs handknitted socks, 110
hospital shirts, 20 suits of pyjamas,
a quantity of surgical bandages, pads
and wipes. If you would like to do
more work I will be glad to send
you material, but I wonder if you
could not in some way raise money
to at least partly pay for your material. We have a large number of
f workers but are constantly' cramped
for want of funds.
, Yours sincerely,
Secretary Wiggins, of the Agricultural Society, announces that he
has received a government grant of
$100 towards the prize fund of the
fall fair. The directors of the society
are urging that those who intend to
compete for the usual prizes should
plant their seeds without delay.
The late Mr. W. C. Gladwin, of
North Vancouver, whose death was
recently announced, is a nephew of
Mr. Fuller, of this town.
Mrs.   Clark  and   family  have   re
turned home after spending a vaca-
Two miles square should be a tion in Victoria.
MILLINERY Strictly the latest and most fascinating- styles
obtainable in Misses' and Ladies' Trimmed Hats. Prices
from $1.50 to $5.95.    Children's Hats from 35c up.
CORSETS   The celebrated "D & A" Corsets, at 75c to  $3.50.
Brassieries, 50c to $1.50.    Children's Waists 25c and up.
UNDERWEAR    Ladies'and Children's Spring   and  Summer
Underwear at particularly low prices.    Quality and Prices on
the above unequalled.
Approaching sixty couples dancel
away a very happy evening on Friday
last on the occasion' of the first annual dance of the local company of
the B. C. Horse regiment. Financial-
success. A delightful surprise of the
evening was the splendid coffee
made and served by the soldiers. It
is proposed to make this dance the
first of a regular series.
The Post hears on excellent authority that some enterprising local
people, who are not pessimists, contemplate inaugurating this coming
Saturday an auto stage to run to and
from Huntinglon to Mission = City,
with Abbotsford, Clayburn and Matsqui as points of call. At the start
two automobiles will be in daily operation.
Comparatively high prices were
paid for many articles offered for auc
tion by the Canadian Customs here
on Thurslay. In some cases approaching normal prices were obtained by
Mr. R. Shortreed, who proved a
quick and witty auctioneer. There
were some humorous episodes. Casey
Jones (the original) bought three
bedspreads for $4.75, after brisk
bidding, in which the ladies present,
refused to bid past the one  dollar
With a fraction of uncertainty on one or two points, such
possibly as high prices of feed,
scarcity of. help, the dairy
farmer, nevertheless, the whole
Dominion over is actually engaged now in planning for a
more abundant milk harvest
than ever- from his faithful, patient cows. The prudent, far-
sighted man has cogitated all
points such as seed selection,
labor-saving implements, better, stables, more alfalfa, a new
best cultivation he-can possibly give to the land owned or
rented. .      !
, On many dairy farms, however, one more point needs immediate attenetion - before the
herd owner can truthfully   be
said .to be really on safe ground.
For if the abundant crop or the
expensive    feed    purchased is
given to a cow, or cows, whose
dairy ability is lacking, some
one is bound to receive an   unpleasant surprise and disillusionment. If dairy ability means
ability of the cow to turn good
feed into good milk at low cost
is it not the step of wisdom to
make sure  that each  cow  on
the premises does possess that
Where, no cow . testing has
been practised a moderate estimate is that threo out of twenty
cows consume feed valued as
high as the price received for
the milk they yield. Dairy records aim at detecting these bovine crooks; but further, a study of records kept so easily,
shows the dairyman which
cows produce the most milk
and fat, and which produce
them the cheapest, (for instance 63 or 95 cents for 100
pounds of milk) so any man
keeping dairy records is speedily on the home stretch towards
the winning post inscribed
"each cow pays a good profit"
That is safe ground for the
The regular monthly meeting of the Matsqui council was
held in the council' chambers
on Saturday April 3rd with the
Reeve in the chair and all the
members of the council in attendance!
Communications Received
From Royal Columbia Hospit
al acknowledging the payment
of the account of J. Clark and
asking payment of the account
against Wm. Bailey of Dennis-
on station, who had informed
them that he was unable to
pay his account at the present
time. The clerk was instructed to reply that the   ?.re of the
indigent patients was a sufficient liability, to be borne, that
the late Reeve Mr. Meryfield
informed the council of 1914
that Mr. Bailey would receive
assistance from the Orangemen
if he required: that the payment of this account would establish, a precedent that would
react to the detriment of the
municipality; and -while the
council is aware of the difficulty of collecting accounts from
patients under which the hospitals labor, it must decline to
pay this or any other similar
From A.  F. Welch, stating
that the owners of lands adjac- .
ent to his had met in conference as to the improving of the
old ditcli which he had    dug^
some years ago. They were of
the opinion that the outlet at
the boundary would have to be
dug    before    sufficient    depth
could be obtained in the proposed ditch. • Coun. Melander said,
that he did not contemplate do-,,(
ing any work there this year,' v
and the/Communication \tfas ordered filed.
General Manager, B. C. B. R.     ,'
stated;that,their■--, engineering-   . '■
-dtepartment-would^examine >into ^h .
the question of a crossing   at
the intersection of   the   north-
boundary of the N. W. 1-4   of
S. ,22, T. 16, and that he would"
communicate further after the
report was received. Filed.
From H. White, complaining
that Mr. Rummel. had placed
bars across the White road at
the bridges which made it very
unhandy, to any one using the
road. Coun. Melander reported that he had inspected the
road with Mr. Rummel and
that while finances would not
warrant placing the road on the
line at the present time, he
thought that temporary fence
should be built to protect Mr.
Rummel's field.
Owen-McCallum, that Coun.
Melander be authorized to have
a temporary fence erected for
about 9 rods to protect Mr.
Rummel's field until the White
road has been built on the section line. Carried.
From Messrs Henderson &
Taylor, submitting plan of subdivision of the S. E. 1-4 of S.
.1, T. 13.
' Melander-Owen, that the plan
of subdivision of the S. E. 1-4
of S. 1, T. 13 be approved and
signed by the reeve and clerk
when the taxes are paid for the
current year. Carried
Elliott-Owen, that the plan of
subdivision of the S. E. 1-4 of S
1, T. 13 be approved, and signed
by the reeve and clerk when the
taxes are paid for the current
year. Carried.
Elliott-Owen, that the official
administrator be given assurance that the sub-division plan
of the S. E. 1-4 of S. 1, T. 13 is
satisfactory to the Municipal
council but the signing thereof
is necessaryily delayed until
the taxes for the current year
are levied and paid in full. Carried
They submitted, also a subdivision plan of a 59.93 acre
portion of the S. W. 1-4 of S. 6
T. 16.
Melander-Elliott, that the
plan of subdivision of the 59.93
acre portion of the S. W. 1-4 of
S. 6, T. 16 be approved; and fur-
(Continued on Last Page)
Published  Every Friday by The Post  Publishing Company
A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district
Advortisiing  rates  made  known   on   application
Our   Shibboleth—Neither   for   nor   ayiu', the   Government
J. A. .BATES, -       -'        Editor and Proprietor
FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, 1915
The political situation , docs not seem to be any nearer a
solution than it was a month ago when the local house dissolved
or was it prorogued? For a short time the air was full of politics and conventions were being held for. the purpose of nominating candidates to contest the. coming election. We almost
breathed politics morning noon and night, whether eating sleeping or working, then along conies, a postponement of the date
of the election; later the report is current that another session
may be held; or that the provincial election may not be held
until after the Dominion elections.
T"e true state of the facts as they appear to us at the moment
is that the parties in power at Ottawa and at Victoria are both
a little shaky about the results should they now go to the country. Past politics have shown that during dull times is not the
psychological'moment for bringing on an election unless the,
governing party is tired of controlling the reigns of power There
are people who can be convinced, and their vote always counts,
that the government is always partly responsible for "hard
times" and all the attendant woes that follow in its trail. None
but wish to see the country prosperous.
At this time when the country is at war the people of Canada
and the province should not long be kept in doubt as to whether
we are to have two elections this year or one or none at all.
If we are.to have'an election, let us have it and be done with it.
Then we can get down to business. It is bad for the business of
the province and the dominion to have an election pending and
there to be so much doubt about it. It may suit the politicians
but not the people whom the politicians are to represent, or do
represent. ■ It is bad enough to have the leeling "Wait until
after the war" without having added to it' 'wait until after the
elections'.    We said we wanted to make 1915 prosperous.
The following letter from the
Department of Agriculture explains itself:
. The Horticultural Branch of
the Department of Agriculture
has been in receipt of many requests, from all parts of the
province, for especial attention
to the orchards of men who
have gone to the Front.
hi order that the necessary
and proper care can be given
these orchards during the -absence of the owners, the Deputy
Minister of Agriculture has instructed that Assistant Horticulturists give especial attention to requests from those who
have left or are leaving for the
front, or their agents or representatives. ln#auch cases, Assistant Horticulturists are instructed to visit the orchards and
give such advice and'instruction as to their care as should
give best results.
Further requests may be addressed to the Department of
Agriculture direct, or to the Assistant .Horticulturists of the
their destruction; God, who,
through me, commands you to
fulfil his will
That little Chinese boy when writing the composition on the
causes of the war hit it good wnen he said that Belgium said, "I
am a country; I am not a road".
Ex-I-Ion. Joseph Martin may think he is having a whale of a
time busting up the two great political parties and unseating
Mayor Taylor; but is not the way most people look at it. Vancouver wants Taylor for mayor; and the people want,politics
run on party, lines and Joe will have his work cut out for him
when he starts reforms that are too radical.
Will the Dominion Government deport all t"e foreigners who
have become charges upon the public within two years of the
time of their arrival in Canada?    Is it tlie idea to carry out the
' scheme to" make it a Canada for Canadians,   '
You hear it whistled, you hear it sung, and hummed, you hear
it played by bands and orchestras. It is danced to' and marched
to. This simple music-hall ditty, that lias become the battle-
song .of a nation at war. Many people ask what is there in it
that it should so thrill, that it should st: ike the chords of the
human heart with surer sound than the most martial music.
John Wright Buckham answers the question when he says;
"There is loyalty in it, and longing courage and resignation
sadness and joy. It speaks of the near and the far-away, the
past and the future. One can hear in imagination,'in its tender
refrain, great racial and individual instincts and aspirations.
The lure of the great city is in it and the unforgotten charm of
the quiet home hills. 'Love and memory and hope and resignation is breathing through it, like the sound of a gentle wind
through the pines. Manly response to opportunity and duty are
there and the tender drawing of idealism and affection.
If one were able to fare to the farthest reach of its meaning,
would it not be something like this? • It's a long long way to the
ideal of human happiness and attainment. It lies far back a-
mong the lost;joys and aspirations of youth—and yet far forward, beyond fresh battlefields, in a social ideal in which all
shall share. For the attainment of theat goal every true man
and woman must be willing to endure, hardships, danger and
suffering, and bewilling to give up ease and advantage.
And it is best to meet this issue bravely and to brighten the
long march with a song. For, far away as it lies over land and
sea, past weary days and chill nights, past battlefields and hospitals, past victories and defeats there is a Goal.     ,
Call it what you like—the New Humanity, Social Democracy,
Internationalism, the Kingdom of God. It stands fair and firm,
deep in the soul of man. It is bound to be realized, but not of
itself, and not without heavy cost. Toward it all true souls
have pressed with song—many melodied, plaintive yet sweet
and strong—of which 'Tipperary' is a snatch, echoing through
the heart of our bewildered war-darkened but undespairing generation."
It's a long way to that dream which heightened your hopes
and mind in the yesterday of youth, my fellow traveller. That
dream which made us forget the rough places in the road; which
spurred us on high-hearted—yet, however slow may have been
our progress it is not so far as it was then. You and I may not
live to reach its fruition. You and I may have to leave that to
someone else, but if we have been honest in our endeavor to do
for others; if-we have kept the faith reposed in us by our fellows
our trying shall not have been in vain.
It's a long way to everything ■ worth having. Only those
things which have small value and of which we tire quickly are
within easy reach. \
As we journey on it is well to remember this; Long after the
great war is ended, and after its last hero has gone to sleep, we
still-will be singing if only in our souls—"It's a long way to
If there is one thing in particular that distinguishes the
German army from all others,
it is the goose-step—the ceremonious "high-kicking" step
so impressively employed by
German regiments in marching
past king or Kaiser or other
The goose-step is accomplish
ed by keeping the knee stiff
and by lifting the leg in a kind
of kick as high as possible. To
see great lines of infantry employing the goose-step, to see
them, with erect body and with
drawn-in stomach and toes
pointed outward at the same
angle, lift each leg high and
stiff, then bring it thunderously down upon the ground—-well
that is a-"striking spectacle. • ,
The goose-step, furthermore,
is a fine exercise. Military
critics declare that a half-hour
of it will strengthen the muscles of the leg and abdomen as
much as a full day's marching.
On this account, since the
war's outbreak has brought the
goose-step into prominence, a
great many gymnasiums have
inaugurated goose-step classes
under the supervision of ex-officers of the army.    ~
It is claimed that with ten
or twelve minutes of goose-
stepping a day a fat man or
woman will reduce the waist-
measure an inch or more a
week. The, goose-step makes
the leg very supple and shapely.
Funeral Director
Furnisher of Funeral Supplies
Plume Connection. Mission City
O. Brundage
Painter and Decorator  ,
If you want any artistic work in
Painting, Paperh'angirig and Decorating give u» a call.       /
Practical work at practical prices
Qiadys Ave.
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 landsof
the district, and industries already established.        J)
■^*-^»1"^1 "* '•** ■"*■'■■■■' * " -'
when you can'get plenty of hot
water, but when the plumbing i«
out of order, that's a different
story. It is a good p]an to have
your plumbing looked over every now and then, to aee that
it is in proper condition. When
you heed a /plumber again, remember that we do good plumbing, and our charges are all
Plumbing: Shop
Old Creamery Sldjr Abbotsford
 Nothing  will
add more t®
the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk
at home.
"I am opposed to war."
"The best word is a blow."
"We belong to one another,
I and the army."
"You wear the Emperor's uniform, you have therefore been
given a preference over other
"There is only one master in
my country; I am he, and I
will not tolerate another."
"The soldiers must have a
will of his own—they must all
have only, one ■will and that will
The Kaiser issued the following proclamation to his Eastern arm; according to a Polish
newspaper: —
"Remember who you are.
The Holy Spirit has. descended
on ME. Because I am the Emperor of the Germans I am an
instrument of the Most High.
I am his sword and his representative. Woe and death to
those who resist my will; woe
and death to those who do not
believe in my mission; woe and
death to cowards. Let all enemies perish.      God demands
:-:     B.   C.      :-;
See me now about that Insurance
I have a large and splendid supply of
Raspberry Ganes for sale at low prices.
Finest quality.
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With a fraction of uncertainty on one or two points, such
possibly as high prices of feed,
scarcity' of help, the dairy
farmer, nevertheless, the whole
Dominion over is actually engaged now in planning for a
more abundant milk' harvest
than ever from his faithful, patient cows. The prudent, far-
sighted man has cogitated all
'points such as seed selection,
labor-saving implements, better stables, more alfalfa, a new
silo, abundant water and the
best cultivation he can possibly, give to the land owned or
rented. ■
On many dairy farms, however, one' more point needs immediate attenetion before the
herd owner can truthfully ' be
said to be really on safe ground.
For if the abundant crop or the
expensive feed purchased is
given to a cow, or cows, whose
dairy ability is lacking, some
one is bound to receive an unpleasant surprise and disillusionment. „lf dairy ability means
ability of the cow to turn good
feed into good milk at low cost
is il iiot the step of wisdom to
make sure that each cow on
the premises does possess that
Where no cow testing has
been practised a moderate estimate is that, three out of twenty
cows consume feed valued as
high as the price received for
the milk they yield. Dairy, records aim at detecting these bovine crooks; but further, a study of records kept so easily,
shows the dairyman which
cows produce the most milk
and fat, and, which produce
them the cheapest, (for instance 63 or 95 cents for 100
pounds of milk) so any man
keeping dairy records is speedily on the home stretch towards
the winning post inscribed
"each cow pays a good profit"
That is safe ground for the
A regular meeting    of   the
Matsqui School Board was held
at Gilford on Wednesday afternoon, March 31st.
The full  board was present
with the chairman in the chair
Stanfields regular $3 for $2.00 per Suit-
Heavy Rib underwear, regular $2.50
for . .$1.75 per Suit
Park, Mutton, Keef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners
m& Balegna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday
Strictly fat-class in every respect.   The bar is
stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,
Minutes of previous meetings
were on motion approved;
A number of communications
were,read and ordered filed.
The matter of improving the
school sites and plans of such
were considered and to be forwarded, to the director of Elementary Education for School
Chairman Pratt was empowered to arrange for fencing the
Bradner school site.
The secretary was instructed
to reply to the communication
of the Sumas school board, and
state that under sections 15 and
16 of the School Act the Matsqui school board is not liable
for the payment of a portion of
permanent improvements to
the Huntingdon school as per
account submitted.
■ Trustee P$ge was authorized
to have the new flag pole erected at the; Matsqui school and
when this is done that the first
flag-raising be suitably commemorated.
On motion of Trustees Mer-
ryfield and Phillips, that the
trustees call for tenders for the
necessary wood required by the
schools in their charge, tenders
to be submitted at the next
meeting of the board.
Merryfield-Page that accouts
be passed for payment.
Phillips-Conroy; that minutes of January 23rd, 1915, be,
adopted as read. Carried ,
Accounts passed for payment
Repairs, equipments, supplies
and other salaries $330.00; the
Teachers salaries $1033; Janitors' salaries $53
The next meeting of the
Board will be held at Gifford on
the last Wednesday in April at
3 p. m. ,  .
(Continued from page 1)
would have'2,560 acres.
Of the smaller cities of the
province Chilliwack has 1,040;
Cumberland 40;; Duncan 500;
Kamloops 912; Kaslo 400; Kel-
owna 1,281; Ladysmith .220;
Nanaimo 720; Nelson with a
populationof 7,000 people has
483 acres; Prince Rupert with
a -population of 6000 has 2,240
Vernon with a, population of
3,500 has 2,000 acres
Judging from the above the
proposed acreage of Abbotsford
is just about right.
All these cities have indebted
ness—money borrowed on the
credit of the property and improvements for the. purpose of
further improvements. Chilliwack has an assessment of
$1,357,225 on land $866,360 on
improvements, exemptions $31-
3,075; total $2,536,660 and the
debt on general debenture is
$196,000 local improvement debenture $19,591 and other $8,-
550 making a total indebted-,
ness of $224,141 for a population of 1800 people. Other cities
have also indebtedness ranging
from.$6,000 for Phoenix to $19,-
555,506 for Vancouver. From
this is can be seen that if so
desired when incorporated a
city can borrow money for further improvements. The total
debt of the' cities of the province is $73i747,954.73.
While it may be all right for
a city to become incorporated
most municipalities of the province should be much larger.
The smallest. municipality of
the province is Kent with an
area of 390.46 acres; Matsqui
has now 54,145 acres and is a-
mong the largest of the province, there being only five municipalities in the province over
50,000 acres: Langley 75,907;
Mission 52,000; Spallumacheeri
65,000 and Surrey 76,000 acres.
There are only six in the province with less than 10,000. It
is reported'that the new lowland municipality which it is
proposed to have will be about
10,000 acres.
Sir Richard McBride has not made public the reasons for his
present visit to London but.it is generally understood that it is
for the purpose of supporting the efforts of those interested in
provincial railways to raise the capital necessary for carrying
out their projects at a cheaper rate-than was asked for funds in
New York. It is also understood that while in England he will .
make the necessary arrangements for capital to enable the government to put the Agricultural credits scheme into operation
without delay. Both of these objects are of direct interest to, the
people of British Columbia and it is to be hoped that the Premier will succeed in inducing British capital to assist in the completion of the P. G. & E. and also that he will return with the
assurance of a good reception for the proposed Agricultural Aid
Bonds. The above must be right as it is taken1 from the Kamloops Standard the. Conservative organ of the Interior.
The date upon which the provincial elections will be held is
still a.matter of uncertainty. It is expected, however, that upon
the return of Sir Richard McBride from the east, which will
probably take place next week, a definite announcement will be
forth coming. Rumor has it that possibly a Dominion election
may be held prior to the Provincial campaign,'but to this we do
not attach a great deal of importance, and'our expectation is that
an appeal to the country by the McBride administration.will not
now be long deferred, and in all probability will take place early
in May.
In this constituency the contest may now be said-to be well
defined. Dr. K. C. MacDonald received the nomination in the
Liberal interest at the convention held in Armstrong last Thursday ; and Mr. JBasil Gardbm has also announced that he is in the
field as an independent candidate.. Mayor Poison of Enderby,
who at one time also spoke of getting into the arena, has apparently joined forces with the Liberals, as he spoke at their meet-'
ing at Armstrong. It is possible that the Socialists will nominate a candidate, but upon this point we have no information.
Dr. MacDonald is a seasoned politician, having twice;before
made an unsuccessful appeal to the'electors for .their support.
He has been defeated by Mr. Ellison for the Provincial House,
and by Hon. Martin Burrell for the Dominion Parliament.
He is an experienced campaigner, a vigorous.fighter and a good
platform speaker. Prom past experience we know that he will
conduct a clean contest. ' We believe that he is again doomed to
defeat, but we admire his courage and respect his consistency
in supporting his party and principles through thick and thin.
Mr. Gardom has not yet announced his platform, but his appearance in the field is held to be the result of a grudge which
he entertains against Mr. Ellison in connection with certain,
quarantine regulations enforced by the Department of Agriculture against Mr. Gardom's herd of cattle on his farm in the
Dewdney riding. We shall naturally have something to state
in this connection in future issues, bub until Mr. Gardom has
made public his position, it is obviously impossible to make any
reply. In the meantime we may assure Mr. Ellison's supporters that he has absolutely .nothing to fear from Mr. Gardom's
"revelations." The position of Mr. Ellison in this respect is
perfectly unassailable, as will be made abundantly plain before
the end of the campaign.. - .
While the situation is admittedly a more complex one than
has obtained in former contests of recent years, there is nothing
in it to daunt in the slightese degree the courage of Mr. Ellison's,
friends. He is the regularly nominated candidate of the Conservative party in North Okanagan. As soon af the campaign
fairly opens he will enter the fray with all his, old-time vigor.
He goes in to win, and will emerge a victor.—Vernon News.
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It is gratifying to see the fruit industry of the district looking
as though it were on a good business basis. We are all vitally
interested in the problems and difficulties that confront the fruit _
grower and the farmer of the district and the province. Every
business in the country is depending more or less upon the success of the man on t^e soil. It is however a very hard matter
to deal with the marketing of the products of the soil. We would
hope however that each one would do his best to further the
interests of the grower and the products, and assist in boosting
that the residents of B. C. favor B. C. fruit, vegetables, etc., as
much as possible.
Be the result as it may, we are absolutely convinced that, a
change of methods in marketing our produce -ip absolutely essential. The consignment system must be swept away before
we can hope for success. Any change must be for the better.
It would be of more advantage to the community in the long run
to have the fruit rot in the orchards than to be sent out at prices that do not begin to pay for the cost of production. Along
these lines runs the straight road to ruin.
A proposal is now under consideration whereby one of the
Nash houses on the prairies offer an agreement to buy all our
fruit at a price to be fixed later on in the season, but with a
guarantee that it shall not go below a minimum of one cent per
lb. We do not profess to be able to pass judgement on this pro-
posed-bargain. This is a matter that must receive most earnest
consideration of the new board of directors.. But whether it
be accepted or not, we must reach out this season for a closer
and more direct connection between the grower and the retailer.
The expense that stands between the producer and consumer
must be greatly reduced. This has been advocated with more
or less persistency since the co-operative movement was started. But two years have now passed, and apparently no real
effort has been made to reach this goal. At any rate we are no
nearer it now than we were when the Central was, brought into
being. We say that this must be done or. at least a-wholehearted attempt be made to reach this end, or a general smash-
up of the co-operative system may be speedily expected. We
are in possession of information that compels us to accept this
view. We know that a very large percentage of growers have
determined to cancel their contracts this season unless this
policy is adopted. We can conceive of no greater calamity that
can happen the industry at this stage than the collopse of cooperation. And we feel certain that this can only be avoided
by entering upon a determined effort to sell our fruit direct to
the wholesaler and retailer on the prairies and at the coast.
This, we admit, cannot be affected with any degree of completeness in one season; but a start in that direction must be
made this year if we hope to hold the growers together.—News.
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*TBi__    ABBOTSFORD   PtiST AfifiOT StfOftD.   B.   C. .
Mrs. Trcthewcy gave an interesting
account of her recent journey to
Honolulu in the Presbyterian church
on Monday'evening.
Mr. 0. 1-1. Nelson is busy these days
getting Uplands Nursery into good
shape for a big yield this coining
Mr. Paul Taylor is the proud possessor of a Ford car and 'an enjoy
these long- evenings in faking trips
around tlie district. Who'll be the
next? Can you afford or not afford
and  pardon  the pun.
Mrs. Jeffs returned from Vancouver a few days ago with her new
baby girl.
Mr. Clark the skilful blacksmith of
the Abbotsford mill company, who
brought home his bride a couple of
weeks ago, is residing in Mr. Steiss'
Registered at the Abbot-ford Hotel
during the past week were among
others Mr. and Mrs. W. D. McNair
and family of New Westminster, T.
S. Ryan, S. W. Holland, 0. M. Cooke
M.-. L. SVIcPheft Mr. and Mrs. A.
Clark and Mr. E Foster all of Vancouver, H. M. Rich of Ladner, W.
Lewis of Seattle and G. F. Kellington
of the Royal City.
Have  you   attached  the   War'Tax
to all the various things you should.
One of the linest entertainments
ever given in Abbotsford was the interpretation of the pretty Irish comedy Peg 0' My Heart given by a
travelling comedy company here a
few nights ago. The attendance was
good considering the depressing and
wet weather that-"reigned" on Mon-
dal evening.
A new industry may be started in
Huntingdon shortly—a first class
steam laundry and will be built adjoining the Alexandria Hotel.
Mr. M. Murphy of the Alexandria
Hotel is arranging for re-opening of
the restaurant in the hotel block, under his own personal supervision.
Mrs W. B. Taylor and Mrs. Ed.
Taylor of Mt. Lehman were visitors
to the home of Mr. and Mrs M. Murphy oh Thursday last. They also had
as guests Mrs. J. Bowyer and Mrs.
Harwell, both of Mission City.
The Ladies Aid held a successful
regular meeting in the church on
Wednesday afternoon.'
There was quite a rush for war
stamps at the local post office on
Mr. R. L. Gallinger, of the mill
here, has returned home after • a
short vacation with his family at
Seattle. The controlling parties interested in the mill are endeavoring
to sell the plant. ,
Mr. -Gezley, who passed through
Huntingdon Thursday on Ms way to
Sumas hospital reports V: ; Mrs. H.
Gazley is slowly recovering from the
effects of her serious illness.
(Continued from Page One)
titer that the same will be signed by the Reeve and clerk when
the taxes in arrears are paid.
Prom P. P. Lee as to the
fence along the Tp. Line road
on the north boundary of the N
W.l-4 of S. 35, T. 16 stating the
fence was built according to the
line established by a surveyor
engaged by him. The Reeve was
of the opinion, that the original
post was still in place, and Cr.
McCallum asked that the matter be left in abeyance until he
again visited the road."
From Dr. Port accepting the
position of Ii. M.  0. for 1915
at a salary of $75 per annum.
From Attorney-General re
appointement of Police Magistrate, stating that while the department is always pleased to
hear from the council any:
views they may have in conect-
tion with the Police Magistrate
still the government must take
the responsibility of any appointment and not the council.
From Robinson, Firkins and
Loach, submitting plan of subdivision of a 3S.02 acre portion
of the S. W. 1-4 of S. 7. T. 14
Owen-Elliott, that the plan
of subdivision of the 38.02 acre
portion of the S. W. 1-4 and the
fraction S. E. 1-4 of S. 1, Tp. 14
be approved and signed by the
reeve and clerk under the corporate seal and that the clerk
be authorized to sign the, statement that the Hawkins and the
Coghlan roads were constructed prior to 1905 and that public moneys have been spent
thereon. Carried.
Matsqui School Board, as to
the disposal of school taxes in
arrear. Filed.
Tenders for work was opened
as follows:
Huntingdon road: A. Sinclair
$294.00; A. Lindstrom $205; C.
E. Gephart $195; R H Williams
and Ii. Hamshaw $175; B Murphy $159; R. Peardon ..140.
The latter was awarded the
contract the work to be completed on or before the 31st of
May, A. D. 1915..
Riverside Road South—S. D.
Trethewey 'clearing and burning brush ..20; digging ditch
on east side $136. ditch on west
side 75^5 per rod or 30^ per rod
for cleaning out only: J. F.
Carlson $2:50 per ton; J. G.
Chaison $287; P. M. Rolf $250;
H. Prederickson $244; A. Nor-
din $241; Gutford Johnson
$200. The contract was let to
the latter, the work to be done
on or before the 15th day of
May, A. D., 1915.
to paper that room.    Wallpaper is cheap at
J. E. Parton's, Abbotsford
From 5c per Roll up.
Paperhanging, Painting, Kalsomining
at rock-bottom prices.
Everything in the Ice Cream
Have you visited my new Ice Cream Parlor.     Fitted in first  class
style.    A cool retreat.
Abbotsford, B. C.
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Harris Road East—Torlief
Spilling ~& Fred Hansen $398;
A. Nordin and L. Svard $340;
A. Poignant and C. G. Poignant
$334;,Hans Steferson $260. The
contract'was let to. the letter,
the work to be completed on or
before the 15th of May A. D.
McCalluin - Melander, that
whereas the tenders received
for the proposed work on the
Township line road are considered too high.
Be it therefore resolved that
the Municipal council of the
corporation of the 'district of
Matsqui that the tenders as before mentioned be, and the
same are hereby rejected: and
further that Coun. Owen be
authorized to proceed with the
proposed work by day labor.
McCallu-Owen, that Coun.
Melander be authorized to call
for tenders for grading 12 inch,
of the Ross road west of Sr 11.
T. 13 the tenders,to be in" the
hands of the clerk by April 17
McCallum-Melaiider, that W
J. Ware and Ben Nelson be paid
for fencing where the Ware
road was gazetted through
their lands some two years ago
according to the agreement entered into by the council at
that time. Carried.
Elliott-Owen that the clerk
be advanced the sum of $25 for
the payment of small accounts
and petty cash expenditures.
McCallum - Melander, that
the clerk notify the B . C. E.-'R
that the culverts on the south
Riverside road where the railway crosses are not deep' en
bugh to allow of proper ditching of the Riverside jroad and
as that road is being opened we
would like that tlieir crossing
be put in good repair. Carried.
, Owen-McCallum,' that Coun.
Elliott be • empowered to grade
the Beharrell road by day labor
the cost not to exceed $175 Car
Melander-McCallum, that Cr.
Owen be authorized to straighten the Coghlan road by day
labor, the cost not 'to exceed
$175. Carried.
Elliott-McCallunv that the
clerk register the Matsqui road
Tax Bylaw, 1914, Amendment
By-law 1915. Carried.
Owen-McCallum, that Coun.
Melander be authorized to do
repairs on the Towlan road at a
cost not to exceed $100 Carried
Owen-Elliott, that Coun. Elliott be authorized to ,use the
grader on certain roads in Wd.
I. the cost not to exceed $50.
Meilander-.Owe'n, that Coun.
McCalluin be authorized to do
repairs on the Nelson road at
a cost not to exceed $50; also
to expend a sum not to exceed
$100 in the Ware road in opening up.the south end of the
said road.
McCallum-Owen, that Coun.
Melander be authorized to have
the necessary repairs- made on
the Lehman road west from
the Ross road to Mr. McDonald's place, the cost not to exceed $50. Carried
Owen-McCallum, That Coun.
Ellitt be authorized to have the
ditch through the C. P. R. property and Matsqui Main Street
deepened "or put in a new ditch
to drain the road or street
leading past the Matsqui ware
house, and to   furninh   6-inch
General Blacksmith
And Horseshoer
tile for the same. Carried..    .
McCallum-Owen, that Coun.
Melander be authorized' to call
for tenders for about 7 chains
of ditch along the LeFeuvre'
road south of the Yale road.
Owen-McCallum, that Matsqui Municipality remain a mem
ber of the U. B.C. M. Carried.
Owen-McCallum, that the
Municipal Council'issue cheque
to the Secretary of the Matsqui
Farmers Institute for 52 cases
of powder $6.10 per case. Carried.
Owen'Melander, that a note
payable on or before the 31st
day of December of the current
year be signed by the reeve,
clerk and Finance Committee
under authority of the Temporary Loan By-law 1915, for the
difference between the salaries
of the teachers and janitors for
the month of March and the
Government grant for the same
month, and that the clerk be
authorized to endorse the note
as follows: 'The liability incurred by the within note is a
liability payable out of the municipal revenue for the year
1915. Carried.
Bills Presented for Payment
H. Bose. U. B. C. M. $30 ;W.
J. Marsh 2 days work on the Jubilee Hill $4.50; Matsqui Farmers' Institute-25 cases of powder $152.50 E.-Nascou, Huntingdon road $1.50; . Henedrson &
surveying roads in Ward I. $52
Townshipline road in Ward 2
Frank Raines powder $12.35; D
McDougald $29.81; V. Ferguson
$30.94; J, A. Morrison $30.94
J. A. Morrison $87.67. J. Den-
nison road repairs $6.75; Den-
nison road repairs $6.75; Mt.
Lehman Lumber. Timber and
Trading Co.. Ltd., pipe for Bates
road,flume $2.40; C. L. Clark
boxing ditch on Tp L. Road
$28.52; Evans, Coleman & Evans vitirfied pipe for Bell, road
$24.60; P. A. Johnson repair
Riverside and Page roads $10.-
13; Burnett & McGugan, maps
$3.75; Mott Harvey, bounties,
$9.70; James Conroy, bounties
$2.20; E. Elin bounties $1.00;
King's Printer $1.80; C. M. C."
advance as per resolution $25;
postage $1.50; travelling expenses $4.00; School accounts
general $330.33; salaries for
March $1055.00;  janitors $53;
Elliott-Owen that the bills be
paid. Carried.
Melander-Owen, that note
authorized at the meeting of
Council of the 20th day of Mar.
be increased to include the a-
mount of the overdraft arising
from the payment of the accounts as passed, not including
the salaries of the teachers and
janitors for March; and ; that
the clerk be authorized to endorse the note as follows: 'The
liability incurred by the within note is a liability payable out
of the municipal revenue for
the year 1915.' Carried,
The council then adjourned
to meet in the Exhibition building of the Matsqui Agricultur
al and Hor. Assn. at Gifford on
Saturday April 17th at 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon.
. Jaines; Gibson, C: M. C.
"ROUGH ON IS ATS" clears out Rats
Mice, etc. Don't Die in the House.
15c and 25c, at Drug and Country
WANTED—-Owners of small improved acreage or farm near Abbotsford
who would sell at a bargain for cash
write P. O. Box 16, Qualicum Beach
Vancouver Island.
FOR   SALE—Spangled   Ham-*
burg Eggs Good Layers Non-
Setters, Setting of 15 eggs for.
$1.00. Apply Mrs. F., James,
Mission City Ef. C. ,
Notice is hereby given that
I will not foe responsible for
any debts contracted by my son
Clarence Nelson.   -
Jas. II. II. Nelson, Barriere B. C
TAKE NOTICE that any parties having claim against the
estate of the late S. S. DeLair
are requested to furnish same
before the First Day of May,
1915.  -.
Dated this 26th Day of March
It is of great importance that
Stockowners should be posted on
Troubles and Diseases pertaining to
Farm Stock. All farmers should
know how to combat disease in Domestic Animals. The Veterinary
Science Book treats fully on every
known disease of Farm Stock. Stock-
owners cannot afford0 to be without
such a work, as it will.be an annual
saving of many dollars. Members are
also entitled to the many privileges
Avhich the Association gives.- Such
as free advice, reduced costs.of medicines, together with a volume of information on practical Veterinary
Work. 664 pages. Fully illustrated,
cloth bound. For further information and full particulars, Apply to
HARRY JACKSON, Abbotsford, B.
C, The Local Representative, Veterinary Science Association.
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