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mm TWEXTV TIIIPJ) YEAR WILL TRY IT FOR TWO WEEKS II Patronized Hie Service Will lie Continued Throughout Sum iner Season. 1J.O.E.R. to Oblige Merchants and IWal Hoard of Trade Will Put on Passenger Car. To meet the request of the local Retail Merchants' Association and the Board of Trade, Mr. Allan Purvis, manager of interurban lines of the B.C.E.R.

company, has promised to run a passenger car on the express and baggage trains, which leaves Chillliwack at six o'clock in the morning. This will Connect with the Huntingdon local leaving the boundary town at 7 a.m. Returning in the evening, the train known as the Huntingdon local leaving New Westminster at 4.30 in the afternoon, instead of dropping the passenger car at Huntingdon, will carry it right through to Chilliwack, arriving here a little before seven o'clock. This change will be made about the first of next month and will be tried for two weeks, and. if it is found to be patronized by the people between Chilliwack and Huntingdon, will be continued throughout the summer 6eason.

Several of the early risers amongst the merchants and the members of the Board of Trade who desire this extra accommodation, claim that it gives them considerable extra time to do business at the coast towns, and enables them to return in the evening of the same day. CITY COUNCIL TAKES EXCEPTION. Members Are Real Angry That They Are Mistaken for Township Bunch on Lower Floor. Not Them, But the Other Fellows, Who Said They Did Xot Want More Settlers Here. It was a real annoyed mayor and council of aldermen who sat at the council board of the city of Chilliwack on Monday evening.

They "were mad all through, not at themselves, nor at any of the ratepayers of the city or township, but at the report circulated in one of the coast dailies that it was the council of the city, which was satisfied with themselves and their little world, and did not care to welcome the stranger seeking to find entrance to this paradise for homeseekers. The article taken acception to bV the mayor appeared in a conspicuous place on the front page of a morning daily, and was headed, "Cash and Men No Object There." Following up this startling statement came the subheading, "Chilliwack Doesn't Want Any More Settlers, No Matter How Wealthy They Are." Following these heads came the body of the article starting with: "The city council of Chilliwack have given forth the fact that they want no publicity, no settlers." "The idea," said the mayor, "that any member o'i this council should be quoted as making so shallow an assertion. That paper should be made to apologise, and get down on ita knees, too, to do it," said an alderman. "This is a clear case for criminal libel," said the chairman of the fire, water and light committee, "and this board should push the matter for all it is worth." The chairman of the finance committee poured oil, as it were, on the wra'h of the city aldermen and advised paying little attention to the mistake. "It is purely and simply a mistake, said the finance minister, and anyone reading the article will know that the rural council is meant.

No person would accuse any member of this council making an assertion that, new settlers with $10,000 or $15,000 is considered of no benefit to ihe municipality. Let us quietly forget a'l about it," said the alderman. And so the matter was dropped. PARCELS POST FOR NEXT YEAR Department Conferring With Transportation Companies to De velope Scheme. The Post Office Department is proceeding with the parcels post scheni? with an idea of having it in force by January 1.

A conference will 6hortly be arranged with the railroad companies and the rates will largely be based upon the outcome of this. It is intended als0 t0 appoint two supervisors for the system without delay, and generally to facilitate the details of the system with a view to its operation as soon as possible. Xo. 10. CI 0 TROUBLE ON THE CANADIAN NORTHERN High Water Finds Soft Places in the Grade, and Washouts Occur to Hinder Traffic.

Engine, Tender and Flat Cars Go Over Rank Into Slough Xo Person Hurt. The Canadian Northern Railway Company are experiencing troubles of their own on the grade near Duck Plough at the rear of W. McCutch eon's farm. About ten days ago the track was washed out, and traffic stopped, through the rising waters of the Fraser river backing into the Chilliwack river, and Duck slough. To prevent a re occurrence of this, piling was done along the side bordering on the slough, the work being completed Saturday.

The first train over was one of three fiat cars loaded with tile and other construction material intended for the line above Hope. No sooner had the train reached the newly piled grade than It slipped to the other side overturning the engine, tender and the train of three cars into the water. The engine, the largest on this division, is lying on its side partly above and partly under water. A couple of the flat cars and their cargo of freight are under water. A wrecking crew Is busy now piling the other side of the track and getting it ready for the hoisting of the derailed engine and cars on the line again.

The work will likely take the remainder of the weeK. In the meantime building and construction material is going forward to the steelhead by way of the B. C. E. R.

tracks from Sumas mountain to this city. W.C.T.U. COXVEXTIOX. Thirtieth Annual Meeting; of Provincial Organia.tion at Xew Westminster. The thirtieth annual convention of the W.C.T.U.

of British Columbia was held in New Westminster last week, about a hundred and twenty five delegates from all parts of the province attending. Those attending from Chilliwack and Sardis were Mrs. J. T. Marshall, Mrs.

Gaynor, Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. C. L. Street, Mrs.

White and Mrs. Minkler. Mrs. C. Spofford, of Victoria, presided at the meetings.

SEVERE STORM COMING. Foster in his weekly weather report predicts a furious storm for ten days July 3 to 12 from just before it strikes our western coasts till it strikes the western coast of Europe. Human lives, live stock, water craft and other property will be destroyed in the great disturbance. An unusual planetary event will culminate a little before midnight, July 3. The effects cannot now be located, but we may expect to read of earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, eleclric storms and other extreme weather events within twenty four hours of the midnight that falls between July 3 and 4.

FLOWER SHOW. Chilliwack's first flower show will be held in St. Thomas' Hall on Thursday, July 17. The ladies of the Women's Institute, who are fathering the venture, are working hard to make the show a success, and it cnTy wants now the hearty co operation of the citizens to bring it to a successful ending. The Retail Merchants' Association and the City Council have both lent their support to the show by grants towards spe cial prizes.

The provincial depart ment of agriculture, too, have shown I their pleasure in such work by do rating a substantial grant, and sev eral citizens, making a hobby of floriculture, have come forward with financial assistance, all of which will tend to encourage those who promoted the scheme and desire to encourage a love for the beautiful. AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. Sunday afternoon, as Ray Urmy and a party were driving through Rosedale In Mr. Urmy's motor car, the car skidded on the damp crossing at. the Rosedale hotel and overturned, throwing those in the car completely out.

None were hurt excepting Mr. Urmy, who received a bad shaking up and several bruises. The car was left almost a complete wreck, one wheel being smashed, and the sid of the car striking the ground badly battered and broken. A wheel from another car was improvised and the broken vehicle Is now undergoing repairs at Lillie's garage, while Mr. Urmy is nursing his battered adn bruised body.

tw mi PUBLISHED IX THE INTEREST OF THE FERTILE CIIILL1WACK VALLEY. CIIILLIWACK, B.C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1913. SUNDAY SCHOOL DEMONSTRATION Dominion Day Celebration of Chilliwack District Sunday Schools Promise Well. Good Speakers, Splendid Programme and Royal SKrt Promised For All. All that is required now for a good day at Recreation Park, July 1, is pleasant weather.

Good, bright, warm weather will ensure the day being one of the best for the young people that has been arranged for years. The committee, ahich is composed of active energetic men, have perfected every arrangement in the way of entertainment and with baskets filled with lunch, the day is expected to bring loads of pleasure seekers both by way of the tram line and by horse carriages. The committee in charge of the sports have reported that they have arranged a programme that will, include every age of scholar in the races, and good prizes will be offered for competition. The reception committee have been selected for their ability to make everyone feel at home and the stranger within the city's gates that day ma rest assured of every attention. Likewise, the committee in charge of the refreshments and lunch, will look well after the hungry ones, and no one need go away hungry.

It will be made a day for the children and they will long remember July 1, 1913, as the day of all their days. DIED AS HE HAD LIVED. Loyal to British Crown, and Ruried With Full Military Honors as Became His Rank. Late Sergeant William Hall of the Royal Engineers Dies at a Good Old Age. With full military honors, the Union Jack enveloping his coffin, the firing of a departing salute, and the sounding 0f the last post, the remains of the late William Hall, of the Roya Engineers, were laid at rest in the Odd Fellows' cemetery, on the crest of the Little Mountain, east of this city, the interment taking place on Saturday afternoon from the Anglican church.

As the remains were lowered in the grave, the firing squad of and companies of the 104th regimen tender the command of Col. Sergt. Carey, stood with arms ieversed and bowed heads, in respect for one who had obeyed the last command of his Maker, and answered his last roll call. It was an affec tive scene and a fitting honor to one who had. given a large portion ot his life to his Empire and his Sovereign, in blazing the trails of this far Western province.

The late Sergeant William Hall was one of the few surviving members of the sappers and miners of the Royal Engineers that came out to British Columbia under the command of Col. Moody, in December, i8. the historic expedition whicn was despatched from England at the request of Governor Douglas fcr a defence force. At that time the Indians in the state of Washington had nearly driven the whites into the sea and the prospects of the infant settlements on Vancouver Island the Mainland were none too rosy In answering the call for help from the West, Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. colonial minister, turned to the Royal Engineers as at once a fighting force Dnd industrial force, just the material for a new colony should thoy desire to settle there.

Practically fH tvndps were represented among them. Volunteers were called for and was plenty of response. Only pickod men came. Their lengthy voyage a Rjiiline shin around the Horn is tcld in the chronicles of the company kept by one of the members. Th.y arrived on this coast late in the year 1858, and at once set about resto.

insr order and afterwards took up the work of road. making, laying the foundations of what are now some of the leading highways of the province. When in 1863, the company was disbanded, all elected to remain in the new country excepting the officers and about thirty men. Those who remained were allowed 150 acre? of land each, William Hall, Mathtvv Hall, John Musselwhite and several others taking up laud on the Sumas Prairie, thus forming the pioneers' settlement of that district, and laying the foundations for the homes of the future generations ot this province, and living to a ripe old age, honored, respected and loved. What more fitting a life could, a man live? William Hall, the subject of this sketch, was born at Toffel, on the old Kent Road, England, July 5th, 1827.

Early connecting himself with the Royal Engineers, he served FATTENING STATION NOW WELL STARTED Chilliwack Fruit and Produce Company Have Crates for 200 Birds and More Will Follow. Demonstrating to Poultrymen and Farmers that Money Can Be Made in Business. The Chilliwack Fruit Produce Company, which have offices in the Hart building, under the management of Mr. J. L.

Stark, made another advanced step in the poultry business this last week in the establishment of their fattening station at the rear, of the old Macken Company's lumber yards. In one of the old buildings used for the storing of dressed lum ber, fattening crates capable of hold ing about 200 matured fowls have been built of slats and laths: Each crate is intended for the feeding of four fowl, which will be closely confined and fed for a period of about ten days, when they will be ready ioi the markets. As one crate is emptied of the fattened fowls it will be refilled with thin ones and the evolution from thin to fat and from fat to the market, and from the market to the dining tables will be carried on so long as the supply of live poultry keeps up. The best market price will be paid to the farmers for their, old hens and chickens, and the station supplies them with a marketing place whiph heretofore has been denied them. I This new venture of the Chilliwack Fruit Produce Co.

is made more to i demonstrate to the farmers and in coming settlers to the valley that! poultry rearing in Chilliwack can be made to pay fair dividends on the land, rather than for the profits which the company expects to make from it. The company of F. J. Hart which is financing the proposition, is willing to expend considerable money in experimental work of this sort, and the local manager, Mr. Macken, is confident that the business can be made to pay and that the object lesson which it teaches to the poultry ranchers will create nicy confidence in their business.

i Xew Potatoes. Alderman McGil livray was the second man to be heard from having new potatoes. On Tuesday last, 17th a treat of early tubers came to The Progress office from Mr. McGillivray's well kept garden. Three Days Extra.

The public schools of the province close on the 27th of this month instead of the 30th, as according to the School Act. The 30th of June falls on a Monday and there is little use for the schools opening and closing on that day, consequently the Provincial Department of Education proclaimed for the extra three days. Closing exercises will therefore be held on Friday, the 27th inst. Parents will be invited to attend the classes and watch the children perform their usual exercises. Have Ready Cash.

There is nothing to indicate that the farmers of this valley are hard up foi ready cash. At the cash auction sale of Sinda Singh, a Hindu dairyman, who disposed of his dairy stock, prices meraged $115 for the herd of 33. Several cows went higher than $150 and one sold for $162.50. At another sale conducted by F. J.

Hart in Matsqui township, where cattle amounting to about $4, 000 were sold, the returns with the exception of about $400 were cash. This sale was a credit dne, v. here time notes were acceptable. Post Xo Bills. The use of government, buildings and of public roads for the display of advertisements is hereafter to be prohibited.

The following letter has been sent out to all district road superintendents: "Please arrange t0 instruct the foremen in your district that advertising matter not permitted either upon the right of way or upon bridges or other government structures, and to remove all such notices which have been placed there without authority." The order goes further, and states that without special permission legal notices, such as notices of application for water rights, may not ba affixed to a bridge. Now that the government has set the example it is in order for the general public to follow and prevent the disfigurement of the roads, bridges, byways, fences and buildings with glaring posters. through the Crimean war and saw service in all the campaigns against the Russians. In the early sixties he with others opened up the highways to the prospector and settler. Three sons, Henry, George, and Thomas, and two daughters, Mrs D.

Maynard and Mrs. Jas. Chadsey, survive. Mathey Hall, almost the last surviving member of the R. is a brother in law.

His is almost the only remaining link that binds th? present with the past. AROUND AND AROUND THE WIDE WORLD Excursion Trip for Sight seeing Promoted by Hospital Auxiliary Was Howling Success. About $300 Realized as an Effort of a Bright Idea Elements Tried to Interfere. The trip around the world arranged and carried through by the ladies of the Hospital Auxiliary terminated successfully despite the efforts of Jupiter Pluvius, who tried every scheme to upset the arrangements. The trip was scheduled to take place on Thursday, and it not only rained, but it poured, and not a ship left the harbors of Tokio that day.

The following day, however, was pleasant, and the excursion fleet started about two o'clock, dread naughts, cruisers and excursion yachts leaving at twenty minute intervals, some going by way of the Pacific to Canada first and others going by way of the Suez Canal to Scotland and Ireland, before touring Canada. The trip across the Atlantic was abandoned entirely, although several dreadnaughts and cruisers made the passage, but the fogs off the coast of Newfoundland and the numerous icebergs, and the huge roll of the billows from the storm of the day before made the passage altogether too perilous. The pleasures of the trip were marred by the sea sickness prevailing amongst the passengers. Japan was at St. Thomas' Hall in the city.

There the geishas entertained with drills, and music and served the daintiest of refreshments and. the most delicious of Japan teas. Canada was at Mrs. Larter's on Fairfield Island. There they were making maple sugar in the old fashioned way.

Bead work and moccasins and other Indian ware carried out very effectually the national ideas. Scotland, was at Cheam, and pretty Scottish lassies, in the various clan tartans served the scones and bannocks and oat of the Kerrs and Mc Kenzies. Ireland was at Mrs. Bradley's home in Rosedale. Like the others, everything was arranged to carry out the national characteristics of the place represented.

No more fitting places could have been found than those which threw open their doors to the work of the hospital auxiliary. The only regrettable feature of the arrangement was the scarcity of the ships. About fourteen responded to the call, but as many more could have been used handily and everyone then would have been accommodated with the pleasures of the excursion. The fault was not with the ladies, and they are to be congratulated, for way they managed everything in the face of the difficulties presented. Another time perhaps the elements and the local conditions will be more favorable.

It is to be hoped that they will, and the nice tfdy little sum of over $290 as a result of their first round the world excursion will possibly prompt them to other if not along the same line, then along something similar. A Water Trip. The trip around the world arranged to take place on Thursday afternoon failed to materialize owing to the majority of the excursionists refusing to iake an all water trip. During the hours when the start was to have been made rained as though it had never rained before. Decoration Services.

The local members of the Odd Fellows' lodgo are requested to meet at the lodge room, Sunday afternoon, 29th at 2.30 o'clock, and from there they will drive to the Odd Fellows' ceme tery, meeting at 3 o'clock to decorata the graves of departed brethren and friends. Flowers in abundance will be required and every member of the order is asked to provide as much as possible of these. Arrangements will be made for conveyances, which will leave the city promptly at the hour above mentioned. All visiting Odd Fellows are invited to attend the services. Chilliwack of Twenty Years Ago Of interest to old and new readers.

From The Progress of June 29, 1893 Born On Fairfield Island, on the 11th to Mr. and Mrs. Robert George Ballam, a son. The first issue of the Mission City News, published by A. H.

Howell, appeared last week. It is an eight page journal. Mr. Guy W. Walker has commenced business in the store next to Jas.

Munro. The weed bylaw is not being enforced throughout the valley. Plenty of burdocks and thistles are uncut and going to seed. $1.00 A YEAR. JUNE SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT Forty Minutes All That Is Required to Deal Out Justice to the Slow Pays.

Naturalization Papers and Re patri ation Granted to Newcomers Xext Court, Sept. G. Forty minutes is all that was required by Judge F. W. Howay, of New Westminster, to dispose of the cases offered for trial at the June sitting of the county court in this city, Saturday afternoon.

There were four trials and five judgment summons, besides naturalization and re patriation papers to be ordered made out. The orders for naturalization were for Burdett Hamilton, of the United States, vouched for by J. A. Drum mond and Joseph Scott, which was granted. That for Theodorus Petrus Von of Holland, vouched for by J.

Scott, was laid over until the September court to enable the applicant to appear for himself. The cider for re patriation was granted to William Boomer, born in Scotia, naturalized in U.S.A., resided in Canada 20 years, vouched for by F. C. Kickbush. The cases up for trial were: Carpenter against Carter Ault.

This was adjourned until the September court on account of the illness of one of the principals. Laughlin aaginst Leech was a case where W. .1. Laughlin, plaintiff, sued Leech, defendant, architect for the Chilliwack High School for wages earned acting as building inspector. After hearing plaintiff, the judge ordered the payment of $175.00 and costs if paid before the 28th of June.

If not paid by then, full amount "will be ordered to be paid to the court registrar. The case of Chilliwack Creamery Co. against Cowen was settled by defendant agreeing to pay half the amount on the 28th and the remainder on July 2nd. The case of Marriott against Grand, was decided by defendant being given 30 days to pay account with costs. The judgment summons were practically all settled by arrangements with the defendants agreeing to pay so much per month into the court until the amounts owing were paid up.

The next court will be held at ten o'clock, Sept. 6th. BARTENDERS' LICENSE BYLAW PASSED BY CITY Bylaw Xow on City Statutes Regulating Actions, Decorum and Offences of Wine Clerks. For Violations of Liquor Laws Bartenders Are Liable to Fine of Xot Less Tlian $50. At a recent meeting of the city council, a bylaw, to be known as the City of Chilliwack Bartenders' Li censing Bylaw, was passed and placed among the other city statutes at the clerk's office.

Tha bylaw era powers the city council to regulate and control to a certain extent the men who are engaged in the work of dispensing liquors behind the bars of the hotels in this city. Under its provisions a license may Le grauted or withheld by the council, and offences against the liquor laws of the city or province may be traced to the men employed at the hotels, as well as to the proprietors, and a line imposed to the offender. The minimum fine for a bartender violating the liquor laws is $50, and this may be increased to include imprisonment. The bylaw received its last readin? and became law at the last meeting of the council. Runaway.

As S. Huston, shoemaker, and his son, were returning home on Wednesday evening, his driving horse took freight at a passing motor car, opposite Jno. Orr's place on Westminster street, and upset the rig and occupants into the ditch. The buggy was badly smashed. Maxwell Stevenson has secured the contract for the erection of a handsome school house on the site of the present school building at Sardi3.

The contract price is $665.00. J. D. P. Knox, the popular minister at Cheam, left here for his new charge at Langley.

Jno. McLeod is preparing to build on the land purchased from H. Stade, at Elk Creek. M. Brannick, of Elk Creek, is building a new home..

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