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No. 37.   Vol. 1.
Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, June 4, 1924
$1.50 per year
For the Week End
Ice Cream Bricks
Take one home from
Sweet Shop
Zip! Bang! Shot!
The East-end Cubs had the Centrals
as tholr guests Wednesday evening,
and man, oh man, It was somo humdinger of a battlo from the moment
Russell Clark said play ball till tho
last man waa fanned. The final result was a tie 7-7, with both teams
palylng right on their toes. The. alluring that tho crowd ls making Is
bringing Agassis once again to tho
front with the little round sphern.
'~Tho™Centrais^started with a terrible
rush and were leading 4-0 In the 2nd
inning; then, alas- a flop came, and
the Cubs took the long end, leading
6-5, and finally 7-5. However, once
again the zip waa Injected In the
Centrals and they scored two more
runa, making a 7-7 tie. when the
gamo was called in the seventh Inning as per agreement.
Centrals •   . Rum
.*.   Morrow        1
L   Whelpton        *.'
O.   Ogllvle,      2
P.   Ramom   	
W.   H.c'o   	
.'.   Gibson   	
?,   Lovell   	
v. Clark      1
J. onus      1
Cubs. Huns
W.    Sumpter              1
L.   Sumpter        I
G.   Morrow          2
II.   Aexlander   	
1\   Alexander    '     1
».   Henley	
J.   Stillson   	
A.   Wilson*     J
S.   Wilson        1
Tbe next  games are :
Sat.,   May   31—Gianth  vs.   Tigers.
Wod„  June  4—Centrals  vs.  Giants.
Sat., -Juno 7—Tigers vs. Cuba,
Centrals       1     0 1 8
Cubs         0      0 1 1
Tigers       0     1 0 0
Giants       0     0 0 0
Agassis Is proud to say that all the
Students f'.'om here passed at Vancou
vtr Normal. They are as follows:
MIpb Freda Jenkins, Miss Laura Mc
I'hersnn, Miss Grace MacCallum, Miss
"Jack" Horwell, Miss Blanche Gal
bratth, Mr. Garnet Hardy, Miss Bercba
Hon ley.
M-ss Connie Chlppendala  U now
the Telephone staff as relief operator
in plate »'f Miss Dewar.
We will give Three Erilar rem ints ai prizes for Best
Snapshots of Children (seven years and under) developed
and printed by us during month of June.
Phone 42.     W. A, JONES       Agassiz
"Try the Drug Store fi-st''"
Will be at the Agassiz Hotel. Friday of each week
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dentistry in all its Branches. Extractions, Crown and Bridge
work.   PlatM.   Latest Methods.
Hogg Bros. Meat Market
Prime Beef, Pork, Veal and Dress jd Poultry.
Fish (Fresh and Cure!)
Fresh Eggs, Butter (Dairy and Creamery) Lard,
A Trial Order will convince you of the quality of our
Agassiz Meat Market
Everything in Meat
on Ice.
Wholesale and Retail.
ROY WHELPTON, Prop,   vj
Phone 19 P.O. Box 147    ^"'
Sports is
One of the moBt enjoyable- afternoons In the history of Agassiz was
held on Juno 3rd; when the Baseball
Club, ably assisted by the AthleLlo
A ssoclatlon, pulled off some spurts
which were slated for May 24th, but
which for lack of time weie hold over
until June 3rd. It was one continual
round of pleasure from start to finish, and certainly those In charge deserve great credit. There was a record crowd.
The sports were held in tho public
school grounds, and amongst those,
who took active part In the entertainment and saw that all enjoyed
themselves, especially the kiddies,
were Messrs. George Ogilvie, Jack
Stillson Hugh Brown, Harry Fooks,
SCOtty West, not forgetting our old
friend, Tom Singleton, caretaker of
thc school, who ls always u prominent
figure and who has taken an active
part In everything pertaining to tbe
welfare and amusement of the children for the past ten years or more.
The High School girls also deserve
great credit for their valuable assistance  in serving refreshments.
During the afternoon two baseball
matches were played, tbe first being
Married Ladies vs. High School Girls
the-^core being- 7-2 in favor of the
School team. The line-up was : High
School—(Captain) Miss Gladys Mc
Rae, s.s. ; Mabel Henley, pitcher;
Madeline Boynton, catcher; Joyce
McRae, lb ; Edith Boynton, 2b ; Mamie MacCallum, 3b ; Maud Moore, c.f :
Anna Tranmer, r.f. ; Sheila MacCallum, l.f. Married girls—(Captain)
Miss Helen McRae ; Laura Murphy,
pitcher ; Mary Heath, catcher ; Mrs
Clarence McDonald lb; Bernlce Mc-
Itae. 2b ; Katherine Dewar, 3b; Maude
Bailey, s.s.-; Mrs. Henshaw, r.f.; Helen McRae, o.f. ; Mrs. H. Wilson, l.f,
Tbe High School Boys vb. Centrals
was a very exciting game, being 5-4
in favoi'of High School, The run-
getters for the High School wero:
A. Pollock (2), Spencer, Hoach, Mc-
Koe. For Centrals j Morrow. Hicks,
Whelpton,   Gibson.
Central line-up—P. Ransom, A. otor
row, 13. D. Harr.'ngton, A. Clark, L.
Wheupton, W. H. Hicks, G. Og'lvie
J. Gibson nnd J. Gillis.
H.'gh School line-up—Andy pollock,
Herbert Roach; Clarence MoRae, WM
ford Lawson, Jack Harris, itv&h .McDonald, Joo Bourel Allan Spei.CT and
Will  Fleck.
[ports  were as  fol-
Mcn,  sinRle-sr-l  Garnet" Hardy,  2  Her)
man Alexander.
Tutf-of-War, married men vs. single,
—Married   won.
Tug-of-Wof, married women vs.
single—Single  won.
880 yds. dash—l Oswald Olendenning,   2   Francis  Bourel.
220 yds. dash—l George Ogllvle, 2
Evle   McDonald.
Jumping, men—] George Ogllvle, 2
Allen   Spenoe:-.
Men's Relay Race, four In a team—
1st, Hugh* Brown, George Ogilvie,
Lyle Whelpton, Jim Gibson. 2nd, Oar
net Hardy, Harum Graham, Francis
Bourel,   Bert  Wilson.
Nail-driving contest, women—l M;«
R. £Ienshaw.  '1 Mrs. Dennis.
Jumping, boys—l Donald MacCallum,   2  Nlchol  McRae.
MRS. PROBERT,  Proprietress
E. PROBERT, Manager.
Visit the Government Farm.
See Har ;°on Hot Springs.
Ormand  Grnhim,   2
Kvle    McDonald
Results of  tho
lows :— ,,
Sack    Race—l
Clifford Cla:ik,
Sack    Race—J
Clarence  Mcltao.
Sack Race—1 Elsie McRae, 2 Joyce
Crowhurst „
Sack Race—1 Godfrey Harper, 2
Kvnn Probert,
Sack Race—1 Nancy Glondonnlng, 2
Zoo  Bruco,
'Sack Race—1 Clifford Cla: k, 2 Donald  MacCallum.
Sack Race—1 Carrie Chaplin, 2 Betty Jenkins.
Sack Race—1 Godfrey Harpor, 2
Norman  Green.
Throe-lowed Race, girls 6-8—1 Jennie Stewart and Fi.tnectta Inkman, 2
IOIhIo  Crowhurst  and   Ethel   Mcliotrild,
Three-legged Race, boys 10-12—1
Donald Stewart and Evan Probert, 2
Nlchol   Multae  and   Willie  McDnuald.
Three-legged Itaco, girls 10-12—1
Ruth MoRae and I'.IhIc McRae, 2 Zoo
BrtJOQ and  Nancy Olendenning.
Tlii'--e-!eg«i'il Unco, boys 10-12—1
Bllllo Mmi.o niul Clifford Clark, 2
Nlchol Mc.R-i<< and Will la McDonald -
Bourel and Oarrla Chnplin,  2  Winnie
Hay  and   Rosy   Lovell,
ThroY'-lewu'd Race, girls — 1  Pansy
Girls'   Race,   12   and   over—1   Angel
BouroJi 2 Comic Chaplin,
Children up to fl—1 Odotta Hlcks, l
Nyniwui   Green.
.lumping, boys Up to II—1 John Mc-
Caffery,   2   Allan  McDonald.
Jumping, girls—1 Angel Boui'ol, 2
Dorothy (Mark and Hotly Jenkins (tie)
Girls' Relay Race—1 Angel Bout'ot
nnd Dorothy Clark, 2 Gladys MoRao
and Maud Moore, 3 Ailoeii Young and
Clara   Gillis.
Ladles, 10 iind up—| Mrs, A. A.
McDonald,   2   pdlth   Boyntini.
Married Women's Race—1 Mrs. Mc?
Donald,   2   Mrs,   'J'renholiue.
Pillow Fight—1 Eddie Fleck 2 Bill
'  Pillow   Fight—1   Gordon    Hardy,    I;
Norman Green.
Throwing baseball, mon—1 Pcre.\
Lovell.  3 Bill  Fleck,
Throwing baseball, i>oys from 11 t"
lfi—1 Clifford Clark, 2 Robert Camc-
Girls' Race—I Maud IV. ore, 2 Mabel
Some of the members of Mission
Tennis Club visited Agassiz June 3,
and played a series of games, resulting In Mission winning three, Agassiz
wining four and one drawn game.
Thtse playing were Mr. Cckert, Mr.
Kremer, M:'. Cox, Mr. Scanlan, and
Mr. McLean, of Mission. Mr. Webb,
Mr. H. Roach, Dr. Bruce, Mr. Hicks,
Mr. Brown, Rev. Turpin and Mr. Olendenning, of Agassiz. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon to the utmost. The
Hostesses for the day were Mrs. Westell, Misa Dorothy Stow, and Mrs.
Olendenning, who served delicious
Agassiz was the scene of another
delightful social affair, June 4th,
when Mrs. John McPherson entertained in the form of a 'miscellaneous
kitchen shower In honor of Miss Margate t Dewar, at her home. The tea
table wns centred with a bridal party
of dolls, tbe color scheme being blue
and white. Tea was poured by Mrs.
James Dewar and Mrs. Finlay Sinclair, assisted by Mrs. W. A. Heath,
Miss  Bea  Inkman  and   Mrs.   Elsey.
Quite a number of guests were pre-
On May 28th tho Agassis Young
People's Society held a very crjoyable
concert in the Presbyterian Church
There was a very good attendance of
members and friend.--. The sum or
$23.25 clear was realized. After tlu
prnjrrrimme refreshments were served
by  the   social  committee,
This- brings the Society to tho close
of Its first six months. Tuesday.
June 3rd, will be tlie annual elect lo:,
of officers. A full attendance Is requested.
The Agassiz Shoemaker
REPAIRS of every description
AH Work Finished by ,
Latest Machinery
BOOTS a specialty.
E. D. Harrington
The Arbor
Ice  Cream Parlor
is now open.
Fancy Sundaes, Sodas, and Ice-
cold Drinks at your disposal.
New arrival of Moir'sChncolates
Look for the sign-
Mrs. G. Gillis & Sons
' Agassiz men -do not need to think
they ur.o tlio onln ball players after
tlio game last night. Tho line-up was
(Captain) Mrs. E. J. Webb, Mrs. ft
McDonald. Mrs. Butler, MisB Bernlce
McRae, Miss Dorothy Clark, Miss
Mary Heath, Mrs. Arthur Green, Mrs.
Tonyalto. (Captain) Mlss Helen McRae, Mrs. Harry Wilson, Miss Dorothy
slow, Miss Katherine Dewar, Miss
Maud ISalllio, Miss Laura Murphy,
Miss Margaret MoRae and Miss Mamie
MacCallum. Mr. Francis Bourel was
catcher for both  sides.
The line-up was supposed to he
married women against single, but
got considerably mixed owing to several not going througli—Mrs. Frank
Inkman for some reason unknown.
Mrs. R. Henshaw being stepped on by
a cow, a number of others, well—Just
not being game. The writer was unable to ascertain  tho score.
GENERATION after generation hat mounted those steps and
entered that door, and atill—although the original owners are
gone—the old home cling* to its youthful appearance. The bride
and groom of yester-yonr, who made thii their love nest planned
wisely. They saved and preserved by the use of paint. Other generations saw the wisdom of this, and today the old home stands as
a monument to thole who not only built well but knew the economy of surface preservation by paint.
has been In use throughout Canada for many
years as a surface protection against the elements of decay.
It is made to a guaranteed formula — 7o'»
Brandram's Genuine B.B. White Lead and 30ft
Pure White Zinc, and will cover a greater
surface and give longer wear than any other
paint made.   It is the national surface saver.
Muwfactured by
lnporikl Tobacco Compuy
of CmukU Limited
it tins
A Daughter
Of The Ranch
A Story of Romance and Adventure
of Western Pioneer Days
— BY —
(Published by Special Arrangement
with tlie Author)
Ono of the strangest features of
western pioneer life on the prairies
was tlie rapidity with which news of
striking significance travelled from
onn sparsely settled community lo another,"and wns disseminated among
the homesteaders and ranchers in remote sections oi the lonely prairies.
With no more rapid means of communication than the rider of a sturdy
broncho or Indian pony, ridden by a
chance passerby, the news was left
here and there along the trail as he
passed on his way. From him the
news was passed on among the scattered neighbors with an efficiency
thai, was almost uncanny and weirdly
suggestive of telepathy.
Kemottt as tlie Fraser ranch was
from homesteader or rancher neighbor
—the nearest in any direction aside
from the Indian reserve, being twenty
miles away—the homesteader on ihe
prairie, ihe rancher on the hills, north,
south and east ol the mountains, some
ol them forty miles away, were generally informed, with In I wen I y-four
hours of the abduction of Mary Eraser
by "horse rustlers." Those possessing the luxury oi horses, only larking
leadership, were willing and anxious
to start off In a well-armed posse In
pursuit Of the bandits. At. gathering
points here am, there throughout the
communities, they assembled tn
groups to discuss the situation.
Through lack of leadership, definite
action was deferred, especially since
the cooler heads trusted to the efficiency of the North West Mounted
Police in dealing with the administration of law and order,
Accordingly when the news was
brought 10 one of these gatherings by
tlie iwo visitors rrom the Eraser ranch
on Ihelr return home, that Hie girl
was rescued by tne stranger, MacRae,
nnd her father, and, when lr was
learned thai thoy hud nol only sue-
ceeiled in recovering the stub n horses,
hut hud also taken nwny in (he night
lime, while they were asleep, the
horses of tin' outlaws themselves, tholr
enthusiasm   broke  all   bounds,    So
elated were Ihey llml ihey decided
there and then lo go lhe noxl nlghl
in ;i body, women nnd nil, aud celo*
brale  lhe  event   r|   ihe   FYflHGl'  home.
The chief mode ol irnnsportatlot. possessed by tnosl ol tho people were lhe
pniieni and slow plodding ox teams.
To overcome those disadvantages it
was arranged Mini all who hud horses
would take their wagons, nnd place
at ihe disposal ol I heir less favoured neighbors this more effective means
or irnvclling. Thuseli wns arranged
mi thai all who could mlghl he enabled
to enjoy lhe event.
At Hie Eraser home, while ihey
knew llinl the news oP Nip kldnnpplng
and the llmolj rescue of their tlaugh-
Minard's applied lour limes a
week removes ilurilruft' ami
slops holt' Irani tailing mil.
ter had Bpread among tin' distant
neighbors, they were not aware of the
personal interest the people had taken in tlie event. Still less were they
aware of the extensive preparations
that were being made by them lor the
jubilation of the coming evening.
While they anticipated that Ihey might
have some visitors, as vaguely hinted
by the young men who had been their
guests the previous evening, they did
not concern themselves with preparations for the reception of a large
crowd, the size of which they had not
anticipated. Mrs. Fraser. however,
always a good provider, had early that
morning a large baking well under
way to have her larder replenished
with many delicacies long before the
weary worn members ol Hie family and
guest were called to a late breakfast.
With lhe help of Winona she had performed all the morning household
duties, as well as having done the outside chores, without disturbing those,
who, owing to their nerve-racking experiences, were greatly in need of this
long morning rest.
Refreshed after a long sleep with all
signs of weariness gone, Mary, Ronald and Mr. Fraser arose loAe, partook
of a hearty breakfast of bacon and
eggs and delicious toast, made from
Mrs. Fraser's own light and flaky
home-made bread. This fare was
particularly relished by Ronald as an
enjoyable change from the rations of
hard tack which had practically been
Ihe only bread he had fared on since
lie had enlisted four years before. Mis
jokes about "pork, beans and hard
tack" amused both the father and
daughter as the breakfast, proceeded.
Ills reminiscences of the rebellion
campaign interested them and the
humor of them afforded considerable
amusement. Before breakfast was
over Mary extracted a promise front
him that on some other occasion,
when they had more time and leisure,
he would give her a more detailed account of Ihe Interesting events of the
campaign. After breakfast, acting on
a proposal from Mr. Frnser, Ronald
accompanied him to the corral to look
after the horses and let. them out to
graze, while Mary went to assist her
mother In the house work.
It. was late afternoon when Ronald,
returning from accompanying Mr.
Fraser on a round of his ranch, led
his horse to the stable and discovered Sergt. Melvln's horse In one of the
stalls anil his saddle hanging on a peg
nearby, Ronald thought llinl, obviously ami with Intent, ho made a
hasty return from his pureull of ihe
outlaws, From Ronald's Blandpolnl
lie was nol a welcome visitor lo the
Fraser ranch nl the present lime. He
looked upon his arrival wllh a curtain
sense of resentment In view of ihe
intimate friendship already existing
between these iwo people. While as
v,i he regarded hin own chances of
Binning Miss Frascr's special favor
wllh only a Blight degree of assurance, he resented ihe dominating per-
sonniily o£ the sergoaol thus stepping
In between Ihem to monopolize lies
chief attention, ll appeared in him
Ihal his attentions to Miss Fraser
were of a serious nature, bill lie was
by no means satisfied as lo whether
thosre feelings wero reciprocated by
her. I'n,II he was fully assured thai
such was Ihe ease he was nol in the
mood lo leave un open Held lo Ills accomplished rival. Thus assuming an
air of self-assurance he accompanied
Ills host Inlo lhe house, and diplomatically extended a cordial greeting lo
ihe sergeant, Willi veiled Irony he
complimented him on Ills rapid work
In running down the outlaws.
The nlmble-witled sergeant sensing
the nole of Irony in lhe compliment,
replied: "The same Ill-luck followed
us In thi- pursuit ot lhe outlaws as
pursued us when we failed to have
the honor of rescuing Miss Fraser
from Ihelr clutches. We were too
late. Four ol the men were detain.
ed by lho men patrolling the International boundary while endeavouring
lo make their escape across on Tool.
The    flflh,    Ihelr    leader, known its
"Dutch Pete," a   dangerous   outlaw,
wllh some murders and several gun
fights lo his credit, nnd who Is want
ed by the American autnorllles, es-1
eaped, al least for the present. By
outwitting ids companions and leaving'
them in tlu  lurch; lie made good his;
escape Wllh lhe onl) horse ll ll niter:
your raid. A little more weight applied to thai 'billy' of yours would
have done good service to Uncle Sam
as well as lo the Canadian authorities,"
"Whal was done io ihe captured
nn n?" asked Ronald.
"They were summarily died before
tlie Police Inspector ai Portal last,
night, ami, pltnding guilty to tlie
charge of horse stealing, ihey were
each given three years penal servitude.
"Thai is quick work," replied Ronald; "It reflects considerable credit on
the efficiency ol ihe Mounted Police.",
The sergeant, mollified by this com-
pllmenl lo the force of which he, him-]
self, was an efllcieul sub-nlllcer, replied: "Yes, in so wide a territory as
we have to cover il is sometimes difficult io capture offenders. There Is
one satisfaction, however, in the fact
Mint, when offenders are captured, justice Is administered with dispatch, The
guilty have j.niall chance of escaping
due punishment, and, on the other
liaml. the tnnoce.lt have equal chances
of Requital.1!
"II is unfortunate Ihal 'litilch Fete'
as he Is called, was nol captured wiih
the rest Oi the gang. The horse ihal
was left must have been fn Die brush,
as I look a good look around to see
thai none was lefl when I cut them
loose. But. aB the saying goes: 'The
Devil looks after his own.' "
While this passage or words was
going on between lhe two men, Mary
quietly took In Ihe situation, and for
the first time il dawned upon her that
the motives behind their rapier
thrusts mlghl be due to Ihelr sentiments regarding herself. Her In-
tuiiive foresight prompted her to, in
future, use her feminine luct in handling these men while together in her
company. To prevent all possible
chances or a clash that might prove
embarrassing, she suggested lhat, if
they wish, they might go to their
rooms and hnve a wash before dinner,
while she went lo lhe kitchen to help
her mother.
Ronald at once acled on tills suggestion, but as lie reached the foot of
the stairs he turned round and saw
that, the sergeant was following Mary
into the kitchen. This act on his
pari proved to be slightly disconcerting to his equanimity. It was an act
that to him Indicated unusual familiarity in lhe domestic affairs of the
family, and tended to heighten Ills
suspicion of a relationship somewhat
closer than mere friendship. So It
was with a heavy heart he ascended
to his room.
At the dinner hour Mary took her
former place be; Ide him at the table.
In the rivalry ol' gallantry he had the
advantage over the sergeant, who,
silling on the other side of Ihe table,
could not monopolize her chief attention, as he evidently desired. This
rivalry developed into a contest of
polished repartee and wil, mixed jyjth
marked attentions to the lady In the
case.' In this respect the men were
accomplished antagonists. Both had
been brought up and trained In surroundings of educational and social
advantages, and had accordingly absorbed their fair share of the polish
and suavity of such circles. Vet their
rivalry was carried on with an case
and naturalness of manner that eliminated all suggestions of ostentation
or bitterness. Botlt were playing for
a prize, and bolh enjoyed playing the,
While   pleasantly   engaged In conversation some time after the dinner
hour,    they    were    startled  by loud I
whoops and yells from the direction of
lhe lake road.      Hastening    to    the
door Ihey saw four men dressed In full
cowboy regalia In lhe    act   of   tils-]
mounting   .it   Ihe   hike shore jusl In j
front  of the house.     They had evidently taken tills unique   meihoil   of
announcing Ihelr arrival.    The three
went down in where the cowboys had
I taken Ihelr stand, and   ns   Ihey   ap-]
| proached the sergeant asked;  "What,
i Is the Idea, boys';"
one of Ihem replied: " 'Lo sergeant;,
heard Iherfl Is goln' I' be shlmlng
Garage Men
Showing Winnipeg Warehouse Stook, on hand ready
for Immediate shipment, of BAR IRON AND MILD STEEL,
lfIl's,Steel or Iron We Haee 11
t'nlgilt, and wo are here t' lake It in,]
I guess
gll her,
lie II  in.
I guess nie an' the boys are lhe f'l'Bl r
I  here."
A smile from ihe group greeted this
announcement of ihe cowboys, and
Miss Fraser asked In a kindly way if
there were more people coming.
Awkwardly touching his hat, lltti
spokesman said: "Yes. ma'm; Ihey are
all coming. Me an' lhe boys passed
three wagons full of homesteaders
wllh Ihelr missis, and gels, and bachelors, too, comln'. They are coinin' to
celebrate ter you ma'm." ,
"That Is certainly nice of them. All
right boys lie up your horses and
make yourselves at home. Have you
had your suppers?"
"Yes, ma'm, we allu's have our grub
with us."
As stated by the cowboys there
were others. They proved to be only
a small advance guard of a like numerous company that straggled on in
groups from time to time, to be followed before the dusk of evening, by
wagon loads of mixed companies.
They came thus for many miles to pay
their respects and express from lhe
kindliness of their hearts their joyful
thankfulness for the rescue of the girl,
though a stranger, to them from tlie
dangers that had encompassed her.
They came under great difficulties for
many miles to rejoice with this family
in their good fortune. The large
number that had gathered by dusk was
a surprise to them all. One wondered where they all could have come
from in a land so sparsely settled.
Some were ranchers who had made
their homos among the hills like themselves; others were homesteaders
from the open prairies. Some, only
a few, were married men with their
wives and families, mere children';
others married men with their families still in the east, and some unmarried men. Most of them had
made, or were making, their homes on
the lonely prairies, where, with tlie
opllmisni of all western pioneers, Ihey
ploughed deep furrows in the virgin
soil, from which In lime they were lo
reap rich harvests upon which Ihelr
hopes were building their happy and
prosperous homes of Hie future. Thus,
litis self-invited crowd, besides desiring lo do honor to their brother
rancher lu their Joyful reunion, enjoyed the anticipation of Ihe Inestimable pleasure that would be afforded
them of passing a few fleeting hours
In social Intercourse with their human kind. Inured to hardships as
Ihey were, they heeded not the
shocks of thel, unyielding seats, us
on their tedious journey they had covered, on rough trail, the many miles
lhat separated their lonely homesteads from this present, gathering
place. Uppermost in their minds was
Ihe thought of the pleasure thai Ibis
unusual occasion meant lo llieni'; a
bright day in the monotony of Ihelr
lives on the lonely homesteads. Remote from social advantages, their
natures craved relaxation, even though
temporary, from the ennui of ihe dally
routine of a  Hie  largely  denied  Ihe
pleasures of free social Intercourse
and association with ihelr fellow beings. Such events marked milestones Ir, lhe lives of lhe early settlers.
(To bc coniinued)
Buffalo Thrive In Yukon
Small Herd Imported From Wainwright Park, Alberta
Veterans from the Yukon territory
who mushed Into the Ketchikan district recently wire optimistic about
Ihe Importation of IH buffaloes from
Wainwright Park, Albeila, lo a game
preserve In Central Yukon. They
predicted Ihal within a few years the
raising of these buffaloes would be as
profitable to the Yukon as the reindeer Industry has become to Northern.
Tells Just Why She
Is So Thankful
Ontario  Lady  Found  Relief  in
Dodd's Kidney Pills
She had suffered with bladder trouble
for years, but Dodd's  Kidney Pills
quickly relieved her.
Bright. Ont—(Special).—"I received your Dodd's Almanac aud have been
going to write to you ever since. I
am the mother of four children and
have had very bad bladder trouble.
f took different medicines and all lhe
time it kept getting worse. At last
my mother told me to try Dodd's Kidney Pills. I got Iwo boxes and they
have completely relieved me. 1 have
never been set thankful for anything
In my life, as I was lor those pills."
This statement Is made by Mrs. Henry
D. Christensen, well known resident
of tills place.
, Women's troubles, or nearly all of
Ihem, come from sick kidneys. Dodd's
Kidney Pills will relieve kidney troubles, no matter where or In what form
Sound kidneys mean pure blood.
Pure blood means good health.
Ask your neighbor if Dodd's Kidney s
Pills are not lhe best remedy tor sick
A Soulh End domestic servant found
a poekelbook containing flCO and returned It. to lis owner.
"Thank you." said the Iqser. "Would
you call at the police station and tell
Ihem It's found!"
Cuticura Beautifies
Skin Hair and Hands
Make Cuticura Soap, Ointment and
Talcum your every-day toilet preparations and watch your skin, hair
and hands Improve, The Soap to
cleanse and purify, the Ointment to
soothe and heal end the Talcum to
powder and perfume.
in»2fc. Olala»al25aaaSk. TakaariSc. Sold
throughoutthe Dominion. Canadian Depot:
tlga., Hatha, 344 SI. Paal St., W.. Maal,..l.
WSWCuticura Soap abavaa wilooul rnuf.
Luminous Mountain
lu Ilie Pacific wilds of New Britain,
In the Bismarck Archipelago, Is a
mountain of which the crest and sides
shine with a strange light, and mariners reporl lhat those who go near surfer from a painful rash of lhe skin.
The glow ran be seen for miles, anil
II Is certainly nol caused by any vulcanic phenomenon. Sciinltsls believe lhat lhe light Is due lo radium
or some radio-active mineral In the
rock, and an expedition is lo he senl
out by the Australian Oovernmenl lo
Spread of Sleeping Sickness
i The rapid spread of the sleeping
sickness In Great Britain is causing
considerable alarm. In January lasl
there wero 75 cases, in February 217,
In March 468 nnd In the flrsl three
Weeks of April 619 cases were reported. The proportion of the deaths
has nol been large but Ihe after effects of the disease very oflen are
A Letter f i am Mrs. Smith Tells How
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound Helped Her
Trenton, Ont.—" 1 am writing to yi
in regard to Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 1
would not be without it. I have taken
it before each of my
children was born
and afterwards, and
find it a great help.
Be fore my first baby
was born I had shortness of breath and
ringing in my cars.
I felt as if I would
never pull through.
 'One day a friend of
my husband told him what the Vegetable Compound had done for his wife and
advised him to take a bottle home for
mc. After the fourth bottle I was a
different woman. 1 have four children
now, and 1 alwayB find the Vegetable
Compound n great help as it seems to
make confinement easier. I recommend
it to my friendB." — Mrs. Fhed H.
Smith, John St., Trenton, Ont.
Lydia E. PinklmWs Vegetable Compound is an excellent medicine for expectant mothers, and should be taken
during the entire period. It has a general effect to strengthen and tone up the
entire system, so that it may work in
every respect effectually as nature intended. Thousands of women testify
to this fact. « THE   RECOIL   AGASSIZ,   B.   C.
V Dress
(■ m ' A//Your
Late Spring Curtails Crop
Some Reduction in Wheat Acreage Ir
Saskatchewin Is Expected
The latcners or lhe reason Is respon
Bible for an esllmalcd rediuilon ol 10
per cent, In lhe acreage that will bi
seeded lo wheal 111 lhe province till;
year, according to u crop report issued by lhe bureau of statistics of the
Saskatchewan Depniimenl of Agrlcul
tuve, ,
(in Hie oilier hnnd, tin Increase o
id per cent. In the area sown lo Max
ls nnlliipirul. 'lhe reports. Indicate
thai lull rye has wintered well in
mosl places.
A shortage ot farm help Is reported
In some places, but In others Ihe de
and has been fairly well satisfied.
Corns, Warts, Bunions,
Painlessly Removed
Don't limp any longer, don't suffer
anni her hour from corns. . The old
est remedy and the best, the one that
tor fifty years has proved a true success, will lift out your corns In
hurry. Putnam's Painless Corn and
War! Extractor is the one remedy to
use. Refuse a substitute, 25c every
Mothers should constantly be on
guard lo keep baby's bowels working
freely and his stomach sweet, for
nini'-letiths of lhe ullliietils from
which lillie ones suffer urn caused by
derangements of the stomach and
,'bowels. Baby's Own Tablets are a
splendid lux.'.ilve for. the baby. They
are mild but thorough; contain neither opiates not narcotics, anil are absolutely guaranteed to be safe and
efficient for either tlie newborn babe
or the growing child. By their action on the bowels and stomach they
drive out constipation and IndigesTTon;
break up colds and simple fevers and
make the dreaded teething period
easy. The Tablets are sold by medicine dealers or by mall at 25 cents a
box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine
Co., Brockvllle, Ont.
Some charily begins al home, but
the best brand Is directed toward the
Minard's Liniment for Distemper
Why, Certainly!
"Your daughter has promised to
marry me. "Will you l'orpve me lor
taking her away from you?"
"Forgive you! , Why, Unit's what
the party was fo'."
Say "Bayer Aspirin"
INSIST! Unless you see the
"Bayer Cross" on tablets you
are not getting the genuine
Bayer Aspirin proved safe by
millions and prescribed by physicians for 24 years.
Q> feS* ACCept only I
Hj(*f^^    Bayer package
which contains proven directions
Handy "Bayer" boxes of 12 tablets
Also bottles of 24 and 100—Druggists
A.iilrln la tho lra<1. mark (reflatered In
Canada) ot Barer Manufacture of afouie
.fetli'liMdeilter «f Sllle.llcield
Babies thriue
on it!
Write to Thc Borden Co.
Limited, Montreal, lor
two Baby Welfare Books.
W.   N.   U.   1521
Market For Store Cattle
Possibilities for Canada in Great
Britain Are Unlimited
The market possibilities for Canadian store cattle in Great Britain are
almost unlimited, J. ll. Oiisdale,
deputy minister of agriculture, told
the agriculture committee oi' Ihe
House of Commons, Ottawa. Willi
Ireland shipping as many as one million head per year lo England and
Scotland, lhe market Is Ihere for Canadian siore calllc. I'p to the present
Canada has only shipped a small number owing lo'the cost of market lag. lie
said. The mark,' t for chilled beef in
the United Kingdom might be made
very profitable ll lhe position of the
Canadian production could be made
' Chinese Phone Girls Quick
China's telephone system is the
most up-to-date In the world. So
declares Norman W. Anderson, a telephone engineer of the Shanghai Mutual Telephone Company, who arrived
at Liverpool on the Canadian Pacific
liner Montlauiier.
Statistics, he states, show that
Chinese operators' can secure a
connection in turee and a half seconds, whereas In London lhe average .call takee six seconds to connect.
Worms cause fretfulness and rob
the Infant of sleep, the great nourish
or. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will clear the stomach and in
testlnes and restore heulthluliicss.
Doing Away With Sleep
English Scientist Claims Discovery of
Substitute for Real Thing
It Is wllh mixed feelings that one
learns of the discovery by an English scientist of a process which will
do away wllh the need of sleep. During sleep lhe weary brain-cells are re-
charged wllh vital force, which Is
electro-chemical in character. Dr.
David Fraser Harris has devised an
apparatus for recharging the brain-
cells with the vital force of the re-
qulslle quantity and quality. So it
may be that, Id the near future, we
shall be able to dispense with sleep
and obtain In a few minutes all the
recuperative benefit which mankind
bus heretofore gained by "drinking
deep of all the blessedness of sleep."
'lime can thus be saved—but how
much would be lost! For sleep Is
not desirable and desired only because It recharges lhe brain-cells.
It brings merciful oblivion lo the
woes and troubles of life. 11 slays
hasty and ill-considered action, and
prepares the way for lhe wise second
thought. Not alone In a physical
sense Is ll "tired Nature's sweet restorer." For many other tnisotis do
most of t»s feel like echoing lhe senfl-
tiieiil ol Suiicho Pan/.a, "Cod bless Ihe
man who first invented sleep."
Somehow we are compelled lo
doubt II the scientific substitute for
sleep wlll ever displace the real thing,
even It It were to prove as effective us
lis discoverer hopes. It may be used
In emerg-.'ticles. to enable people to
keep going when Ihey are tagged out
and have no time to sleep. But Nature's ways are best.—Hamilton
Clark's Beans With Pork
For the aniflunl of food value which
Ihey contain Clark's Beans and Pork
are n mosl economical as well as a
most excellent food.
"Let the Clark Kitchens help you."
Great Britain In 1022 had 22,011,520
gross Ions of shipping. 5,000,000 more
than its neatest rival, the l'nited
Minard's    Liniment,
the    Athlete's
King George has signed lhe Anglo-
American treaty providing a 12-mile
limit lor search and seizure of rum
runners off lhe American coast.
The Bavarian Landing has been dls'
solved, says a message from Munich
The cabinet, headed by Dr. Yon Knlll-
lug, has resigned.
Six Italian emigrants who were
aboul to embark for Canada were tak
en into custody at Cherbourg, France
on an allegation thut lite passports
they held wire forged. The pass-
porls were printed lu lho Flench Ian
A serious epidemic or cholera has
swept over the Behnr division ol'
Bengal, India, where more than 10,000
deal lis have occurred this year. In
the worst affected dlstticl 1,000 died,
last. week. The epidemic is still
The sfirsl llebiideuns to arrive In
Canada via the St. Lawrence River
route this season were disembarked
at Quebec, May 5, from the Canadian
Pacific steamer Marloch, from Glasgow and Stornoway. There were upwards of 200 In the party.
Eighteen grain boats on April 24
took out of Fort William 3,617,000
bushels of wheat, oats and flax, the
Canadian taking a small cargo of flax
alone to Superior. Tile Keekalln, of
the Canadian Pacific lake fleet, and
the Huronlc, of the Northern Navigation Company, both cleared with passengers and freight.
Women's Ailments
Caused by Neglect
Proper "freatment Will Qulfckly
Bring Back Robust Health
and Good Spirits    ^
Women are on the whole more sickly than men. One reason is that
their system ls more complicated;
another and more important reason
is, they put off measures of relief too'
long. At the beginning, constipation
ls the cause of nine-tenths of women's ailments. The blood becomes
weakened and polluted—the nerves
suffer, and a run-down condition takes
Because of Ihelr mildness of action
as a system regulator, no medicine for
women can compare with Dr. Hamilton's Pills. The kidneys quickly respond to the remedial action of Dr.
Hamilton's Pills, and the result ls as
you would expect—pain in the back
and side, shortness of breath, and bad
color disappear—tlie functions of the
body then operate naturally, congestion and pain are prevented, and perfect health returns.
Thousands of happy women say Dr.
Hamilton's Fills are the greatest and
best blood purifier, the finest complex-
Ion renewet, tlie most certain regulating medicine known. Sold by all
druggists and storekeepers, 25c per
box, five for $1.00 postpaid, from The
Catarrhozone Co., Montreal.
Settlers' Effects Movement
Settlers effects exported during the
last fiscal year were $10,795,941 compared with $7,971,002 In lhe previous
year. Settlers' effects Imported were
$6,114,702 as against $6,205,085.
Do You Need Help?   This Advice
is Well Worth Reading I
KlrVton, Ont.-^I have found Doctor
Pierce's Anuric Tablets to bc an excellent
medicine, 1 have been troubled with
inflammation in tbe neck of my bladder
for about eight years. I doctored but
failed to get cured, so I decided to try
Doctor Pierce's Anuric (anli-uric-acid)
Tablets aud they have relieved mc greatly.
"I also can recommend Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Vrcscrlption for expectant
mothers. I have a fine, big baby boy.
My nurse asked me what I ate to make
liim so strong. He looked like a child
four or five munths old when only three.
I certainly would advise every prospective mother to use Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription."—Mrs, John Simpson, R.R, I.
Send 10 cents to Dr. Pierce's Laboratory in Bridge hunt, Ont., for trial pit*,
of any of Doctor Pierce's remedies and
write Doctor Pierce, President Invalids
Hotel, ],ufTalo, N. W, lor free, confidential medical advice.
The Tobacco o( Quality
Sealed  Package
I which keeps the tobacco     \
V     in its original condition )
also in /z lb. tins
Manufactured by Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada Limited
France's African  Empire
Administration Compares Favorably
With That Of Other Countries
France is building nn African empire far surpassing the ancient domains of Rome and Carthage, according to David Barrows, former president of the University of California,
Who is returning to the United States
after a study of the French colonial
administration, which he said compares most favorably with the colpnlal
achievements of any country.
Dr. Barrows said that-tlie French
plan to make Dakar one of the
world's greatest seaports, because of
Its proximity lo North und South
America. Dr. Barrows said he was
agreeably surprised to find that the
French colonial administration was
not as militaristic as had been generally reported, and that, In his opinion,
the natives were being educated and
civilized without being brutalized:
Promise Aid To Scientists
Saskatchewan and Alberta Will Give
Financial Assistance
It developed at a meeting of the
local organizing committee ot the
British Asoociaion at'Toronto, that
of the western provinces, only Alberta
and Saskatchewan huve promised financial assistance toward the projected
western tour of eminent British scientists In August. While lhe trip
through to thc coast will be made in
any event, 11 was felt thut it might be
necessnry to eliminate certain stops|
which had, hitherto, been planned
owing to lack of funds.
E.aaa. wm assiB A You am nut
ment for Eczema and Skin Irritations. It relieves at once and iiradu-
ally heals the skin. Sample, box Dr.
Chase's ointment free If you mention this
paper and sendTc, stamp tor postage, hoc. a
box: all dealers or Edluanson, Bates & Co.,
Limited, Toronto.
Cargo Worth Millions
C.P.R. Liner Carried Shipment of Silk
and Siberian Skins
With several million dollars worth
of silk, the largest cargo ot Siberian
skins ever brought across the Al I mi -
lie Ocean, anil a passenger list of over
700, Ihe Canadian Pacific slciiuishlp
Knipress ot Itusslu docked nl Vancouver recently, Wl'hln a tew minutes, from the lime the big liner was
lied up, the silk was being emptied
from her holds Into the specially tilled
box cars which aw,ill,d ll. Less than
three bout's later the entire shipment
pulled out of the railway yards tor Its
desllnallon iu the easlern uiarkels,
Miller's Worn Powders can do no
Injury to the mosl delicate child. Any
child, or Infant In the stale of adolescence, who is Infested with worms can
take this preparation without ti qualm
of the stomach, und will find in It a
sure relief and a full protection from
these destructive pests, which are responsible for much sickness and greal
suffering to legions of little ones.
Albetra'i Good Record
Alberta's average wheat yield for
twenty-five years ending with 1923
was IS bushels per acre, as compared with 10.9 In North Dakota, 11.1 In
South Dakolu, 16,1 In Manitoba, and
13.5 Kansas.
Minard's Linitrent for Falling Out of
and light sewing nt home. Whole
or spare time. Good pay. Work
sent any distance. Charges paid.
Send stamp for particulars. National
Manufacturing Co.. Montreal.
1 for Bladder Catarrh.   Ha. 1 far Blood A
SkinDlMaiis. No,lforChronleWiahncnai.
birLnCi.r i-l Hid Un liavfrtlocUltJ.N tt.l.l.
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Leonari Ear Oil i
lAtoolMnf.emetratlnc oil that is/
1 y try tfftctlvt. Juit rub It bilk MX
\ tha tm and loairt In nostril! r
For nit tvatywhert Si*
JrHtntUnS dticrinl,»a    '
k/oldar tanfupon rtoutlfj
Will Film Mt. Everest Climb
Elaborate preparations have been
made to take motion pictures of the
third expedition lo climb Mount Everest, which Is sjoon leaving England.
The film 'camera Is to be concentrated In one box and carried by a mule.
A camera operated by clockwork will
be used.
Praises this Asthma Remedy. A
grateful user of Dr. J. D. Kelloggs
Asthma Remedy finds It the only remedy that will give relief, though for
thirteen years lie had sought other
help. Years of needless suffering may
be prevented by using litis wonderful
remedy at the first warning of I rouble.
Its use Is simple, its cost Is slight, and
It can be purchased almost anywhere.
Alberta Gets Settlers
New settlers are arriving In Alberia
In large numbers, many of theni front
Oregon nndvMinnesota. During •March
sixty homesteads were filed In the. Dominion Land Ollice at Edmonton.
The safe way lo send money by mail is
by Dominion Express Money Order. TSriS#
7* Bqualijed Freight Rates «*d Bi$erI^ItoHs
QN June twentieth—Election Day—the Dominion
Government, the Railway Corporations, and the Big
Interests of Eastern Canada must be shown by the support
that we accord the Honorable John Oliver that we are
determined to grow and expand Every vote for a Liberal
Candidate is a vote for John Oliver, which is in effect an
official message to Ottawa and the East that we in British
Columbia are solidly behind the Oliver fight for conditions
which are fundamental to the prosperity of every man,
woman and child in this province.
Let us show them by our votes that
British Columbia is in earnest; that we are
determined to win this fight for equalized
freight rates—equal charge for equal service
throughout Canada; that we must have free
and unrestricted use of the Panama Canal;
that by natural heritage and moral right
we are entitled to representation on national
directorates; in short, that we demand the
right of this Province to develop and grow.
John Oliver, with his great, homely common-sense and dogged fighting qualities,
supported by his Liberal Government, has
carried this fight to the interests which are
retarding our growth and prosperity.
John Oliver and his Government made
the first real fight for equalized freight rates;
equal consideration in the expenditure of
public monies for harbor improvement, with
the resulting grain elevators, docks, etc., for
British Columbia..
John Oliver and his Government are
fighting for these fundamentals of prosperity
which will ensure for us factory pay-rolls;
a market for our agricultural products; the
development of our natural resources; all
of which will benefit every person in this
John Oliver, the head of the Liberal
Government in British Columbia, has the
ear of the Honorable Mackenzie King, the
head of the Liberal Government at Ottawa;
and if the people of British Columbia
demonstrate by their votes that they are in
accord with John Oliver's fight, we in
British Columbia will benefit to a far
greater extent than we would if Mr. Bow-
-ser or General McRae-were placed in
Disregard petty issues, disregard personal
sentiment, and for the welfare of this Province and its economic development, and
for your own best interests, return John
Oliver and his Government to Victoria <$n
June twentieth. VOTE LIBERAL /
Provincial Party of British Columbia
The readers of this publication have read in the two previous issues the platform of the Provincial Party which Mr. Harold
R. Smith swears to uphold. You no doubt will wonder how such a complete and comprehensive platform for the salvation
of British Columbia could have been devised. The story is easily told. The Platform is the outcome of Resolutions, and
the resolutions are the thoughts of men and women, put into words, who want our Province to rise'from its slough of
machine politics ; who want to see the end of wasteful extravagance which causes hardship to the people through grinding
taxation. At the Provincial Party Convention in Vancouver, December last, these Resolutions were given for our benefit
by those assembled, who represented all shades of opinion from every part of the Province. There were Miners, Lumbermen, Engineers, Laborers, Railwaymen, Lawyers, Businessmen, Housewives, Farmers, Contractors, and all kinds and classes.
Some were Labor!tes, Socialists, Communists, Liberal and Conservative, others had no previous political leanings. All had
the interest of our Province at heart and gave of what they had to offer freely. The 250 Delegates freely discussed the
resolutions and unanimously agreed to the following, upon which the platform of the Provincial Party is supported.
1. Reduce Taxca.—ReBOlved that the atrictest buai-
nesB economy be exercised with a view to reducing taxes.
2. Consolidate Tax Collecting Machinery.—Resolved
that the duplication ot expense In the collection ot provincial and dominion income taxes ls wasteful and unwarranted, and that this work should be co-ordinated
under one staff.
3. Personal Property Tax.—Resolved that the Provincial Party when returned to power, will abolish the
personal property tax.
4. Reduce Size of Legislature.—Resolved that the
Provincial Party will carry out a redistribution with a
view to reducing the number ot seats in the interests of
economy and electoral reform.
6. Restore Members' Pay to Old Basis.—Whereas by
Joint action the members of the present government and
the opposition following their election, with the exception of one lone member, unanimously voted themselves
an Increase in their indemnity from $1600 to $2000
And whereas the salaries of the ministers ot the
government were at the same time increased from (6000
to 17600.
And whereas in addition to these salaries the premier and his ministers receive their sessional Indemnities ot $2000 a year,
And whereas at about the same time the wage ot
common labor in the employ of the government was reduced by the men who had increased: their own salaries.
Therefore, be it resolved that the Provincial Party
pledge Itself to wipe out all said increases, and that
further, no minister of the Crown receiving pay will
draw his indemnity ot $2000 in addition.
6. Political Patronage.—Resolved that political patronage in all its forms be abolished.
7. Government Contracts.—Resolved that bids for
government contracts be properly advertised and opened
In public, also that sale of bonds .be awarded to the lowest tenderer who complies with the requirements.
8. Cost Plus Contracts.—Resolved that the awarding
of government contracts on percentage basis be discontinued.
9. Campaign Contributions.—Resolved that the Provincial Party favor the filing of certified lists of all contributions and the amount subscribed to any political
10. Financial Position.—Resolved that a survey of
the financial position of the province, Including liabilities and value of assets, be made to determine the exact
position ot affairs.
' 11. Independent Audit.—Resolved that there be an
Independent audit of all public accounts embracing the
acuities of all commissions and bodies functioning by
authority of the legislature. Audit to be made by
chartered- accountants. Annual publication of financial
12. Caucus Rule.—Resolved that with a view of destroying the evils of caucus control and developing freedom of action by Individual members ot the legislature,
.We therefore favor the principle that the government
■hem not be considered defeated, except by direct vote on
a revenue measure sponsored by a minister.
13. By-Electlons.—Resolved that this Provincial
Party pledge Itself to enact legislation which will provide for the calling of a by-election within three months
from the date the vacancy occurs, provided the vacancy
occurs before the last session of the legislature,
14. Members Prohibited.—Resolved that the present
act prohibiting members of the Provincial Legislature
from receiving directly .or Indirectly pecuniary advantages from the government, be extended to cover without question shareholders In limited companies, except
In cases of small shareholders In public companies.
IE. Assistance to Faraiefg.—Whereas conditions generally with the agricultural sections of the province of
British Columbia are alarming from the fact of the inability of the farmer to make any progress and In many
instances to obtain sufficient revenue from the farm to
make a living,
And whereas the main cause of agricultural depression ls the fact that the farmers' economic position has
forced him in the past twenty-five years to produce better quality of goods in most cues for less money, and In
every case for relatively less value, and also forced
him to buy goods that have for the same time decreased
In quality and increased In price,
And whereas In the^pinion of this convention remedial means to Improve the condition of the farmer should
be the primary consideration of a government,
Therefore be It resolved:
,   (1). That an aggressive agricultural policy must be
adopted by our agricultural department giving special
attentioh to the question of distribution and marketing
of our produce.
(2). That some sort of financial help is needed In
the form of long term loans and therefore we would
favor the adoption of an agricultural credits act similar
to that now in force in Manitoba.
(3). That In order to provide markets It ls absolutely necessary to encourage development of natural resources and the establishment of industrial effort within
the province.   .
16. Iiands Charged for Public Utility Works—Whereas in various parts of the Province of British Columbia
. .various tracts of land have been specifically pledged as
security for public utility works In connection with
dyking, draining and irrigation, and whereas the owners
of the said lands declare, ^^
(1). That they were Induced to pledge their land by
the statements of the government of. British Columbia
as to what the capital cost and annual charges would be
In respect of the said public utility works,
(2). That the actual capital cost and annual charges
have greatly exceeded the figures supplied by the government of British Columbia.
(3). That the said annual charges form a greater
burden than the land can bear,
(4). That there ls an Immediate prospect of large
portions of such lands becoming derelict because of the
excessive charges, with a consequent further Increase ot
the burden on the balance of the land.   ,
Be it Therefore Resolved that the Provincial Party
ot British Columbia declares that a full enquiry must be
held Into all the conditions affecting the said tracts of
land and the' said public utility works and that If the
declaration of the owners of the said tracts are upheld,
an equitable adjustment as between the owners and the
government of British Columbia be made,
17. Irrigation.—Whereas the irrigation question In
the dry belt of B C. has become of vital importance;
And whereas the present water act does not cover all
the questions often causing undue hardship;
Therefore be It resolved that the Provincial Party of
British Columbia shall put a plank in its platform to the
effect that it will appoint a committee of inquiry to look
Into the question of irrigation and drainage and that on
such committee there shall be a preponderance of bona
fide Irrigation farmers.
, 18. Soldier Settlers.—Whereas the soldier settlements are becoming deserted by reason of the Impossibility of making a living on the lands, owing to the prohibitive price the soldier settlers are called on to pay,
Increased beyond all reason by the blundering and unbusinesslike methods of the government;
Be It resolved that the Provincial Party pledge itself
when returned to power to meet the committees ot the
soldier settlers, hear their representations and pass legislation to remove the disabilities under which they suffer.
19. Colonization.—Whereas the unfortnnate situation In agricultural production and the lack of home
markets makes successful colonisation of the unoccupied
lands ot the province almost Impossible;
And whereas the Oliver Oovernment has squandered
millions of dollars of the people's money on land schemes, immature in conception nnd grossly excessive In
And whereas the lack of ordinary Intelligent direction, combined with culpable misdirection by our government of settlors In the past has resulted In the ruin
of hundreds ot settlers and in placing others In the deplorable condition of being separated from the ordinary
comforts, conveniences and social amenities of life;
And whereas further large sums ot tbe taxpayers'
money wlll be required to bring these schemes to completion;
And whereas the only chance of recovering part of
theso expenditures ls to take aggressive steps for further
land settlement;
Therefore be It resolved that in the opinion of this
convention the colonization of these and other vacant
areas In this province must be accompanied by active
efforts to enlist the employment of outside capital in the
development of our natural resources, mining, timber,
and marine wealth, so that an increasing home market
may be provided for the product ot our farms,
That to prevent the settlement of lands unsuitable
for farming, a classification be made of all land adaptable for agricultural purposes.
That only land classified as agricultural land shall
be opened for pre-emption, and that any timber on
homesteads shall be saleable by the pre-emptor without
stumpage, royalty or other provincial charge.
That the residence conditions for pre-emptors be reduced to the same standard as the Dominion homestead
That when these adjustments are made, an active,
comprehensive and Intelligent campaign be undertaken
to bring In suitable settlers, and that in this connection
the support of all large colonisation agencies, transportation companies, and owners of vacant land in the province be enlisted, to bring about a successful settlement
of such lands In the province suitable for- farming and
within reach of lines of transportation.
20. Snmas Adjustment,—Whereas the cost of the
work in connection with the Sumas Dyking project has
greatly exceeded the original estimates;
And whereas the farmers at present owning lands
In this area are to be assessed by tax levy based on the
Increased cost of the work as advanced and promised
by the government;
* Be It therefore resolved that this convention places
Itself on record as favoring the levy of the tax on the
proper rather than the actual cost of the Improvements.
21. Eight Hour Day.—Resolved that the legal working day In B. C. for manufacturing Industries shall be
eight hours. Anything over that shall be classed as overtime,
22. Standard Wage.—Be It resolved that we favor
inserting the standard wage In all government contracts
subsidiary thereto.
23. Arbitration.—Resolved that the Provincial Party
approve the principle of settling labor disputes by round
table conferences between representatives of workmen
and employers, rather than by other methods, and
agrees when in office to use its best efforts to secure
the general adoption of the arbitration principle.
24. Health Protection.—Resolved that medical examination be made of all persons preparing food for
consumption In public places.
26. Health Insurance,—Whereas it is in the general
Interest that proper medical and hospital treatment
shall be brought within the reach of the humblest citizen.
And whereas the municipal and hospital authorities
are bearing a heavy financial burden quite beyond their
present resources.
Therefore be it resolved that the incoming Provincial Party Executive be instructed to gather data on
health insurance on a contributory basis with a view to
reaching an early solution of the problem.
26. Aged Poor.—Resolved that existing provision for
the care of the aged poor within the province is unsatisfactory and that the Provincial Party hereby pledges
Itself to Investigate the subject with a view to the adoption of a more enlightened policy.
27. Oriental Menace.—Whereas B. C. ls the principal sufferer among the Canadian provinces from Oriental
And whereaB by Influx and natural increase the
Orientals have increased in numbers disproportionate to
those of the white population;
And whereas it is desirable In the Interests of the
continued friendly relations of this country with China
and Japan, and necessary for the maintenance of western standards of Hying and forms of civilization, that
diplomatic, but prompt, and effective steps be taken to
relieve that situation,;
Thereforo be it resolved that the convention urge
upon the Federal authorities remedial action upon the
following lines:
(1). That gentlemen's or other agreements with
Oriental nations be abrogated and that this country resume its sovereign right to Itself determine the number,
character and occupation of Its Immigrants;
(2). That negotiations with the government of Japan
be opened with a view to arranging that Canada permit
annual Japanese Immigration not In excess ot the number of Its Canadian citizens who yearly emigrate to
(3). That the Canadian government withhold naturalization and political privileges from the right of expatriation for their emigrated subjects and their children;
(4). That the Chinese Exclusion Law be more strictly Interpreted, particularly to prevent the abuse of the
merchant clause, by limiting the advantages of that provision to bon afido merchants engaged in the import or
export trade.
— To be continued.
A vote for MR. HAROLD R. SMITH, the Provincial Party Candidate, will be the
first step towards the good times we hope for. There is a gleam of hope now, from rotten
past politics.   Fix your eyes on that beam of light and be steadfast and of good courage. .
Given by Harold R. Smith T11K   KFX'Ol.D,, AOASS1Z.   B.   C.
Rich! Strong!   Delicious!
It stimulates a man for his
work in the morning and helps
him to forget his troubles at
night.   Ask foe it.
Strong Arm Of Labor Party
Philip Siiowuon, Chnncoltdr of lho
Exchequer, whose limit;,il Si ch has
drawn cross flies of lhe Opposition,
H.\i6 Tide Has Turned
The feeling ol discouragement, amounting in somo inslances almosl to
dcspoudeuc} and pessimism, llial hns prevailed in Canada (Hiving recent years
is passing away. Evidences of llils ..are seen everywhere, ami while then.'
are ist111 some croakers and prophets of blue ruin, their number Is steadily and
more ami more rapidly declining, while thc ranks are filling up with Canadians
who are openly giving proof q,r ihelr confidence in the Dominion and Us future.
A study of lhe Canadian situation, viewed from nil angles, provides iiinple
support lor Hits more hopeful reeling, and goes to show Ihal It is based on ll
solid foundation of facts. 11 llils country suffers from one, great national
fault ii is tlnil, as a people, we take too short a view and hit loo impnlieni for
results. We are u young country and are loo apt lo fall Inlo the errors of
youth. In infold country like England they do nol expect lo achieve greal
reforms over nlghl, or lu a year, or a decade. They realize thai il has taken generations to effect reforms and advancements from which they now benefit Jtnl loo many people in Canada "want wliatHhey want when ihey want
it," ami become discouruged and discontented if It is not Immediately forth-
coining. ^-
Having for some time past been engaged in discussing our difficulties and
handicaps, lei us, lor a change, lake a look al the brighter, tiuer side of the
Dining the twelve months ended March last, Canada's trade was itlmosL
iwo billion dollars, and represented an increase of two hundred millions of
dollars over Hie previous year. And whereas In 1922 our imports exceeded
exports by over seven million dollars, in the year ended March last our exports exceeded imports by over $160,000,000.
During llils hist fiscal year Canada manufactured and expelled 16,396
motor trucks a:-: compared with only 11,720 the previous year, nnd passenger
aut< mobiles exported increased hy over 9,000.
Caunda's Hour mills in this last year sold 11,175,000 barrels of flour
abroad, or 1,50(1,000 more barrels Until n year ago. In pulp and paper Canada exported $112,000,000, or $20,000,000 more than a year ago. In lumber-
lug nnd mining, the same slory of progress is recorded.
Wheal production in Canada lasl year totalled 474,000,000 bushels as
compared with 161,000,000 bushels ten years ago, and Ihe manner in Which
Canada If. outdistancing lhe United Slaies as an exporter of wheat is revealed In the fact that during lhe nine months ended March last, lhe United Stales
exported only $74,000,000 of wheat as compared with $161,000,0(10 in Ihe corresponding months of the previous year, whereas Canada's wheal oxporls
jumped from $111,000,000 to $168,000,000. In olher words, where the United
Sliites exported $50,000,000 more than Canada In 1922-23, Canada exported
$84,000,000 more than the United Slates In 1923-21.
Thes,.' things are having Ihelr effect Employment Is much better today
than a year ago, and very much better than two years ago. Railway earnings are decidedly belter, wllh a consequent very gratifying drop in tiie de-
fleli on the Canadian Nalional Railways. For the first time since (he war,
Canada's national budget has been balanced, and lhe Government has been
enabled to make a start in lho reduction of luxation imposed, which, in turn,
will havo a beneficial effect on all industry.
But. il is nol in wheat production alone llial a marked Improvement Is being recorded lu the industry of agriculture. The growth in the dairy industry of the prairie provinces in recent years has been nothing short of nwr-
vcllouu, and while the livestock Industry Is sllll depressed, It is fell Hint rock
1h,ii,mi has been reached and Hint the tendency must now be upward towards
larger markets nnd hitler prices.
Recently lhe manager of lhe only existing hank in one of our Western
niuiileipiilities Informed lho writer, thut. lie did not lenow of a single farmer
In lhe'municipality who had lost money on his operations during 1923, nnd
llinl lie did know of scores of Ihein who hud made money and been able lo
substantially reduce their liabilities, while lliose fortunate ones wlllioul. old
debts, had Increased Ihelr holdings or Ihelr balances In Hie bank.
Following lhe depression and ebb of prosperity In lhe years after Hie
war, lhe tide is again flowing In favor of Canada, Immigration ls Increasing,
and both poople nnd Government are at last awake to the necessity of neilng
energetically lo secure large numbers of (he right type of settlers for this
country. Immigration assisted In bringing prosperity and development to
Canada In the years prior lo the war; il will have lhe same effect again.
'I'll- re Is, therefore, good reason why the feeling of depression should be
lading away. There Is no ground for pessimism. Tlie country itself is ail
right. Mistakes have been made In lhe past which must be overcome, but
they me nol Insurmountable. Fallh and hard work will correct them.
These nre lhe main things Canada needs today. We believe Canadians, taken us u whole, are prepared to supply these two requisites.
Entirely in Favor
"Did yoil l"Vnr Hie honor system ill
lhe recent election?"
"1   sill"  -did; • I    voted for il live
Women! Dye Faded
Things New
: Oy«    or    Tint    any    Worn,    Shabby
Garment or Drapery
Each lucent package or "Diamond
Dyes" contains directions so simple
that any woman can dye or tint any
old, worn, faded thing new, even if
she has never dyed before. Choose
any color at drug store.
Mineral Production Increase
Ofllclal statistics issued by Hon.
I Wm. Sloan, minister ol mini's for British Columbia, place lhe value of Ihe
mineral production of the province for
1923 al $11,304,320. This Is $6,145,477
greater than the monetary value of
the output (luring 1922, an Increase of
17.5 per cent.
A neglected cold
is Hie open gateway
'.u Consumption,
To quickly slop a
coiil, lhe best way is
to clear lhe air passages of the nose
and throat; free
Ihem of germs, and
let the healing vapor
of CATARRHOZONE do lhe rest.
One breath of
brings instant relief, Vour suffering stops. Hoarseness ls relieved,
throat aud nose are cleared, inflamed bronchial lubes are healed,
all danger ol Catarrh ls prevented.
your purse, in your vest pocket, and
use It when ihe flrsl shiver or sneeze
conies. Complete outfit, One Dollar,
small size 60c. Al all druggists, lie-1
fuse ii substitute. By mail from The
Catarrhozone Co,, Montreal.
Dependent Children In Ontario
Approximate!)   15.000  children  un
der sixteen years of ago are elopendonl
upon public charily in Ontario, according  to Ihe annual  roporl  nf Ih I
inlnlslrallon ol tho Mothers' Allowance Act. Homes last year were
found lor 1,600 children, 2,250 were
placed in orphanages, 225 in Infants'
homes ami ISb In shelters.
Summer  Excursions
Canadian    Pacific    Railway    Arrange
Attractive Tours to  East and
I    Preparations ror summer excursions,
one of tlie popular   features   01    tlie
C©ad(afl Pacific Railway, ate well mi-
icier way, and give promise of another
.successful year of passenger (rnjlic.
The mountain resort hotels nnd bungalow camps operated hy the Canadian Pncille are making ready In open
Ihelr doors on May 1511] and June 1st,
and In con.iunci'lon with lhe holiday
season the passenger department of
the railway has ararnged Interesting
circular trips lor holh Eastern and
Western Canada,
Some attractive round trip excursions have been mapped mil and not
the   lensl   so  Is   II XCUI'slOtl   lo   Ihe
Pacific Coast on May 15Hi, and available nil summer milII September 30th.
Tickets for the Pacific Coasl will be
on sale from points In Ontario west
of Pori Arthur, In Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberia. h Ing the final
return hmli of October BOlh. . Slop-
over privileges are 11 feature of this
Ml'i giving passengers an opportunity
oi seeing some „i Canada's finest
seenei-j ami visiting noted mountain
resulls. Circular lour fares which include a trip on lhe main lines of lhe
Canadian Pacific 10 Reversloke and
Sieainotis. returning ihrough Hie Arrow or Qkanagan Lakes, are always In
popular demand for Ihose who love
Ihe natfiral beamy thai one finds In
British Columbia. These llckels are
one sale May 15th with a return limit,
of Oclober 31st, and are available from
polnls In Manitoba, Saskatchewan und
Covering the same lime limit the
Canadian Pacific will again place before Ihe public stfmmer excursion
rates to Eastern Canada from polnls
In Manitoba. Alberta and Saskatchewan. An additional feature for east-
bound travellers is the fact lhat these
tickets are honored on Ihe Company's
lake boats upon a small extra charge
to cover beiih and meals.
He Was Game
"No, darting, you mustn't have any
more pudding; vou would be 111."
"Well, give me another piece and
send for ihe doctor."
A Harmless Substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops
and Soothing Syrups — No Narcotics!
Molher! Fletcher's Castorla has
been In use for over 30 years to relievo babies and children of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and
Diarrhoea; allaying Fcvorlshness arising therefrom, and, by regulating tha
Stomach and Bowels, aids tho assimi
lation ot Food; giving natural st»»p
without opiates. Tha genuine bean
signature of
Requisite on the Farm.—Every farmer and stock-raiser should keep 11
supply of Dr. Thomas' Eclqoti'lo Oil on
hand, nol. on'y as 11 reudy remedy for
Ills In I lie family; bill because It Is a
horse und cattle medicine of greal potency. As u substitute for sweol oil
lor horses und entile affected by colic
ll fur surpasses anything Ihal can be
A Timely Melody
An Arkansas man has divorced hlu
wile because she bobbed her hull'. Wlll
the orchestra please play lhat touching melody, "He lovell her for her
locks or gold and when she lost Ihem
love grew cold?"—Chicago Evening
Minard's   Liniment   for    Aches   and
W.   N.   U.   1521
An Oil that Is Famous.—Though
Canada was uei the birthplace of Dr.
Thomas' Eclectrlc Oil, 11 js the home
or 'Unit famous compound. From
here Us good name was spread lo Cen-
trnl und Soulh America, lho Wesl indies. Australia nnd New Zealand,
That Is 1'ui afield enough 10 attest its
excellence, for In nil Ihese countries
11 Is or. sale and in demand. '
Sapling Sent From Russia
Tree Growing in White House
Grounds Has History
There Is a young iree with 11 history
In Ihe While House grounds in Wash-
Inglon. As a young man Charles
Sumner (who was born In 1SI1) sent
Hie Czar of Russia some acorns, which
llial monarch planted In the park 01
lhe Imperial Palace as symbolizing
Russo-Americun friendship. From
this tree, years later, the. American
Ambassador lo nussiu had gathered
and planted some acorns; eventually
he sent a sapling of lhe new genera-
lion lo President Roosevelt, who,
April 4. 1904. planted 11 in the While
House grounds. This date was "exactly thirteen years before the day
on which tlie United States joined
hands wllh Russia and olher European
countries In lhe greatest conllict the
world ha.s ever known."
No surgical operation Is necessary
In removing corns If Hollowuy's Corn
Remover be used.
She.--How la It thut'widows generally inniiuge lo marry ngnlii? He.—
Because dead men tell no tales.
Can Be Avoided by Keeping the Blood
,     Rich and Pure
The anaemia ol young girls may be
Inherited, or it may be caused by bad
air, Unsuitable food, hasty and irregular eallng. insufficient out-door exercise and net enough rest and sleep.
.11 conies on gradually, beginning with'
languor, indisposition to exertion and
a feeling of fatigue. Later comes
palpitation of lhe hear! and headaches. In lho majority of eases con-
Btlpatlon Is present, and the complexion lakes on a greenish-yellow pallor. The treatment is quite easy and
simple. Dr. Williams' 1'ifik Pills aro
jusl the tonic to remedy this wretched stale of heallh. 'ihey act directly upon the blood, and us it becomes
rich and pure, strength nnd activity
returns, the glow of health comes lo
the cheeks, und soon the trouble will
disappear and good health follow, Miss
Peurl Parks, R.R. No. I, Reabpro,
Oni., bus proved Ihe value of this medicine, and her statement will point
tlie way lo hu.lth to all othei weak
girls. She says:—"I was very III
wiih anaeaia. I could nol sleep at
night; my appetite was poor, my face
and lips were very pale and my eyes
dull. I gol so weak lhat 1 could not
go upstairs*without resting. I look
dizzy und fainting spells, had no nm
bliion whatever, und did not cure to
go about, f was In ibis condition lor
nearly a year. I had Irealmenl from
Iwo doctors; but did not regain my
Strength, so my mother, who was very
uneasy about me, decided 1 should try
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Alter using
Ihe pills for a while I fell somewhat
heller, und coniinued taking llyjm until I had used aboul a dozen boxes,
when I was again woll .and strong.
I can strongly recommend Dr. Wil-'
Hums' Pln-i Pills, lor lhe treatment of
any suffering from nnueniiu."
You can gel these Pills from any
medicine dealer or by mall at 50 cts.
a box from the Dr. Willhuns'Kledl-
clne Co., Block, IIle, Ont. *
In 1919 .he Bureau of Mines found
465,000 men iu A'.neri 'tin mines from
non-English-speaking itices, many of
whom were Illiterate. *
"Child's Eyelids Inflamed
Stuck Together and Bled"
Mr. E P. Kimball, Entwhistle, Alta., writes:
"Our lillie girl from birth was troubled with inflamed eyelids
and in spile ot several remedies, grew worse until at the age of sixteen months her eyes could not be opened after sleep without bleeding, a waxy discharge sticking the lids
together and adhering with great tenacity. The child's grandmothers were consulted by mail, and both responded with
a little sample box of Dr. Chase's Ointment. These were used as directed, and
lasted until we could obtain a further supply _ from Edmonton. Improvement was
very marked from the first application.
The waxy discharge was easier removed
and did not reappear. Inflammation subsided and has not returned."
Dr. Chase's Ointment
•0 cen. a box, all dealer* or KdiuaiiHon, Dates * Co., Ltd., Toronto TEE   RECORD,   AGASSIZ,   Bi   0.
Prest Air Ice Is Expected
To Revolutionize The Entire
Science  Or Refrigeration
Prest Hlr ice—one of the wonderful
dkcoVeries of tne age^-is destined^be-
yond all pre-adventure lo ••■•volution-
i/.e tho entire science or refrigeration.
And whal u tremendous lorn1 in our
nalional life refrigeration lias become,
When (his cnniinuit was flrsl peopled,
the settlements were* largely sfcattei)'
eil along the move   iuipnilanl   wa'tqr-
ways and these unpolluted streams returned an annual harvest of natural
ice adequate to the limited demands
ol' the limes.     Ilm as lite country has
developed, as region upon region lias
opened up and peopled, as lhe problem of food iitsiributitm have become
more aud moro complicated, and us
the uses of ice and refrigeration have
becomo In finitely mure numerous, Ihe
walkways   and   lhe   streams   ol   the
country   have   become   for the most
pari  loo polluted for Iheir ice lo be
used for human consumption, and we
have had lo resorl increasingly to Ihe
artificial product, so that lust, year out
of a total consumption for lhe United
Stales and Canada, of sevenly million
tons, mon- than half ol thoN.pla 1 whs
artificially produced.     And tu produce
this forty million   ions   the   oombln-1 refrigeration lies in the fact lhat with
ed activities of six thousand ice plants; Us employment it will be 'possible to
of varying capacity were necessary,    j fix and maintain any desired tempera-
First     successfully     demonstrated] cure from 114 degrees below zero Fall-
tho freezing of Ihelr appaialus lhat
they determined lo work Intensively in
this new suggested field, and finally
succeeded in develqping a basic method of freezing lho gas into snow and
pressing it into n substance closely resembling Ice, hence its name—Prest
Air Ice,     This new Ice has a critical
j teinpei'utin'e of 1.11 degrees below zero
Fahrenheit?,' ^s compared with a critical temperature of ni! degrees Fahrenheit for practically nil natural and
manufactured ice.
Prest air ice is absolutely moisture-
less, reverting to gas upon evaporation. It Is lhe only absolutely sterile
atmosphere yet discovered to science,
mid as no haclerla or olher germ life
can exist under lis Influence it constitutes beyond question the mosl elli-
cknl preservative of food £ tuffs yd
evolved. Silenlisls of the Mellon Institute, Indeed, have declared, after
elaborate experimentation* that (his
gas Is competent to destroy even the
germ of typhoid, and that it possesses
unquestioned powers for ihe correction of infection.
,    One of the advantages of prest air
more than a century ago, artificial refrigeration did not come into general
vise until approximately forty years
ago, while' mechanica-l refrigeration is
only about thirty years old. Since
lhat time, however, lhe production of
Ice by artificial means has become universal, especially on this continent
where ii is an ludespensabte necessity
of the national life. \
Prest air ice. w^iich, as we have
slated, is destined to revolutionize the
refrigerating industry, is the joint discovery of two eminent scientists, Walter S. Josephson :.nd Thomas It. Slatp,
and is the culmination on the part of
these two men of many years ot
patient and diligent research, during
which lime a veritable fortune has
been expended. Uut at lasl. it can be
said without fear of contradiction that
lhe scientists have demonstrated conclusively that this new form §f refrigeration is a real commercial success.
Prest air Ice is the ultimate result
of a myriad of experiments that have
been made by its inventors and the
utilization of liquid carbon dioxide in
the realm of power. Messrs. Joseph-
son antl Slate found that carbon
dioxide, thoroughly prepared and property treated, when compressed to
liquid form, would accomplish such
work as Jacking up automobiles and
many other useful functions where
power Is portable and compile/ form
was required, and from this knowledge ihey evolved an industry,—the
Prest Air Corporation—that Is said to
be one of the fastest mowing developments In the land.
In their experiments, ihe inventors
encountered ed much   dlliieulty   from
a,,. »oa .... IV. CAM .QOft MURMI. .0 CKICAaMM
John .Mackenzie, Editor and Proprietor ot The Standard) Stvatljmore
Alberia, and President of the Cujja-
dlun Weekly Press Association, Alberia Division. '
Tlie Post-War Wealth Of
Leading Nations Is Shown
To Be Appreciably Lower
World-Wide Butter Prices
Manitoba Beekeepers
A proposition Is helm; worked out by
the Beekeepers' Association of Mant-
toba whe'reby lis members will ship
honey lo Winnipeg lor clarifying and
then sell under one label and one
crude. The new scheme will he run
on n co-operative plan.
Liver Causes
It's foolish to fuffer from constipation,
sick headache, biliousness, dizziness,
indigestion, and kin.
dred ailments	
Pill, will end  JiiHTTI_E
all misery M¥   VER
ii few hours. A Br* 11
Tuielv   vege- ^ B^IL
table.   Act     IMmsaWm
gently on liver and bowels.
Small PHI- Small Dose - Small Mm
W,   N.   U.   1524
renhelt lo "S d?giees above, and this
wholly irrespective of outside temperature. Thus, it will be possible to
ship a carload ol fish from seaboard
to an Interior point with a predetermined temperature in absolute assurance that there will be no deviation of
temperature throughout the journey.
One of Hie chief fields for tills revolutionary discovery in refrlgerallon
will lie iu the sphere ot transportation.
Last year '.he railroads of Ihe United
Stales and Canada consumed nearly
fifteen million Ions of ice iu refrigerating their cars, which at a basic price
of lour dollars a ton at a plant would
mean Ihe primary refrigerating charge
of ul. least sixty million dollars annunl-
ly. So serious, indeed, us this prob
lem become to the common carriers
Ihal ninny of them have deemed it nd
visable to build ihelr own refrigerating
plants, und many more are contemplating similar notion.
Let us visualize for a moment what
tlie application of prest. air refrlgerallon will mean 10 lhe railroads of llils
continent. Under the existing conditions, 20 nrr cent, of Ihe entire car
space Is required lor bunkering of
Ihe Ice, while every refrigerated car
must be re-iced once every twenty-
four to forty-eight hours, thus a transcontinental fruit train from I'allfornia
fo New-Vork rem Ires six dislinct re-
iclngs, and a similar car containing
frozen products such as fish, would
have lo be re-Iced at least twelve
The Prest air system, however,
would eliminate entirely the need'of
bunker space, sis the entire car will
be cooled from four containers placed
In the corners nnd occupying none of
the cargo space, while the lasting
qualities of tile Ice itself are so much
greater Ihal it will be possible for u
ear to cross the continent without buying to be re-iced nt all; in facl, it litis
been demonstrated that a car under
this systeni can be kept ''In perfect
condiilon wlllioul re-lelng for fourteen
Presl air refrlgerallon will mean n
saving of millions of dollars in the annual ice bill of. ihe railroads, but ihal
saving will be small Indeed In com-
purlson wllh lite untold millions of
dollars thnl should he conserved to lhe
railroads ihrough the grenl Increase
cargo capacity anil lhe elimination of
the huge transportation charges on
lhe millions ol tons of water ice thnl
hnve lo be curried under existing conditions. Nor can one exaggerate tlie
tremendous benefits thai will accrue
lo the railroads und lo lhe country
ihrough the bringing of the rjarkel
nearer io the source of supply by so
Effectively reducing ihe running lime
of the average refrigerator irr.lns.
British Columbia's Payroll
British Columbia's payroll for 192.'!
wus $160,000,000, according to the annual report of Ihe Workmen's Compensation Board. The payroll lor 1923
was $12S,r,02,o02, nnd for 1921. 9130.-
099,1173. Employing firms operating
nl iho end of lust year numbered
0,621, an Increase of 146 over lhe previous year.
Bright  Future For the  West
D. B. 'Hanna Predicts Renewed
Prosperity For Prairie Provinces
D. B. Ilunnu, ol Toronto, is still, us
ever, 4 firm believer in lhe future of
the west. Interviewed bjilhe Mani-
loba.Free Piess. Mr. Ilunnu said lhat
farmers generally were once more seeing things from a right perspective
und lie considered thut litis made lhe.
future of the great west assured.
"There was a time," said Mr. Ilannu,
"when the farmers had got slightly
out of line wllh regard lo their perspective and were cultivating large
areas, seemingly under the idea I hut
wheat would- always remain at a $2
level. Now, ho.vever, they are getting down to beirg real farmers, paying, strict attention to the raising of
cattle and hogs, und il is from this
chiefly thut I proiihesy lenewed pros-
perlty for tlie west."
Mr. II. A. Rcld, Upper Musquodo-
bolt, N.S., writes:—"1 am very thankful for the benefit I have received by
using Mllburn's Heart and Nerve Pills.
When I came home from overseas,
in 1920, my heart was very badly
affected by concussion, and my nerves
were a dreadful wreck, f was very
short winded, and could not possibly
sleep al night,, in fact, I was in such
a condition I felt as If I did not wish
anyone to speak to me. I thought I
would try Mllburn's Heart and Nerve
Pills, and before 1 had taken two boxes
I could enjoy a good night's rest as
well as anyone. ,
There are lots of returned men who
are suffering the same as I did, and I
feel sure if they would only try MU-
burn's Heart and Nerve Pills they will
/ receive the same relief that I have."
Price 50c a box at all dealers, or
mailed direct on receipt of price by
The T. Milburn Co., Limited, Toronto,
No Other Article, Except Precious
Metal, So Uniforn in Price
Butler, like gold, bus 11 world-wide
Btnndai'd of value, 11 is pointed out
In a review ol lhe 1923 market by the
Ctillfofnia Diary Council. The review says:
"Milk may he produced, manufactured into bull, i- nnd sold in-u housewife within u radius of ten miles, but
the prlc.e of llinl butter Is determined
by conditions in lhe lour corners of
the world.   .
"No olher article of commerce, except the precious metal, Is so uniform
tlie world around us the product, of
lite dairy cow, i^i which bulleiTut Is
lhe foundation', fl Whether II conies
from New Zealand or Nova Scoilu,
Denmark, Wisconsin or California, il
is simply butler when It reaches the
markets of New York, Chicago und
Sun Francisco, und the price In all
pities, wiih due allowance lor slight
freight rate,differentials, are practically lhe same.
"During 1923 average prices of dairy
products throughout the country Increased—outter 17 per cent., chee.se
13 per cent., condensed milk 30 per
cent., and marketed milk 13 per cent."
The dairy council said bul I en Increased In almost the same proportion
everywhere, Iron un average of 40
cents u pound to an average of -16.7
cents, but In California l,he increase
wus sllghlly less, being from 42.7 lo
47.6 cents.
Consumption of dairy products in
ibis country increases faster than the
supply, according lo the review.
Record Handling of Pish
A record lor loading and bundling
of fish was established by ihe Canadian Nalional Railways when thirteen
cars of fish were unloaded oft trawlers nt Prince Rupert al 7.25 p.m.,
April 23, and arrived In Winnipeg nt
9 a.m.. April 2(i. Tin; llsh were consigned to Winnipeg, Dululh und Chicago, the time occupied In lhe
run rrom Prince Rupert lo Dululh being 86 hours and from ihe seaboard
10 Chicago 101 hours nnd 5 minutes.
This lime is 21 hours ahead of the
fastest lime ever made previously, according to Canadian Nuiionul Express
Prevent Spread of Cattle Epidemic
Vancouver Board of Trade Take Steps
to* Curb Disease in  British
Preliminary steps were laken by the
Vancouver Board of Trade lo arrange
for n conference of medical health officers of the provincial government,
civic corporations, livestock authorities and olhers interested in combatting' any spread of the California
cuttle epidemic northward.
The Idea is to hold a conference nnd
formulate definite plans for the protection of the entile ot British Columbia from uny form of contuglous contact with animals which huve been
exposed to the fool, und mouth epidemic in the south.
The dairying industry Is one of the
'most Important phases of farming In
the province, while the beef cuttle
lunges in the Interior add greatly
lo the total of productive enterprises.
It Is lo safeguard these thnl lhe conference Is being arranged,
The aggregate pre-war wealth of ihe
211-odd nations actively engaged In the
great war; according to an estimate
just completed by thr> research department of the Hunkers' Trust Com-
pnny of New York, amounted to $680,-
000,000,000. The wealth of these
nations today is estimated to be about
$lil»,«(Mi,uoii,noO. The pre-wur wealth
01 the British En pire, that is of Great
itrliaiii, lhe Dominions, India and ihe
Crown Colonies, was approximately
$140,000,000,000, while today lhe
wealth of the same group of nations
is estimated by the Bunkers' Trust
^Company to be aiound $149,000,000,000.
The wealth of France before the war
is plnced at just under $60,000,000,000,
and is estimated to be approximately
the sunie today. The pre-wur wealth
of Ihe United Slates is placed at $200,-
000,000,000 and lhe wealth today ut
$230„000,000,00, while the pre-war
wealth of Germany is estimated to
have been upwards of $8,000,000,000
und todffy to be about- $55,000,000,000.
These figures:'are all on the gold pre-
war basis of values, having been adjusted for influllon.
The per capllii wealth of Great
Britain today is placed at $1,489 und
of the different nations composing
the British Empire at $41S including
lhe wealth and population of India,
or $1,016 excluding the wealth and
population of India. The wealth of
France Is estimated In 1913
lo be 11,484 per capita nnd of the
United Stales $2,090 per capita. The
wealth of Germany is placed nt $9ol
per capita. The Bunkers' Trust Company polnls out thut the lotal wealth
ol the former belligerents has not
materially chnnged us a result of lhe
war, bul that there hin been .1 marked redistribution or such wealth, this
redistribution having luken plu^o not
only 11s between nations but also us
between peopler, within the boundaries of each nation.
Loafer.—There ain't no files on
me. Coster.—I believe yer. Even the
hlinkln' Hies must draw the line somewhere.
Chinese Coal For Canada
Lo Chong, the new Chinese consul
general, who arrived at Ottawa recent
ly, announces that lie is intending to
lake up the qui:::1 ton of the establishment of a market here for Chinese
coal.     There Is sufficient surplus Coal
In his country, he says, 10 supply Canada for the nexl hundred years. Chong
Is un Oxford University graduate.
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Quickly limbered Up
Rub On Nerviline
You would be surprised at the wonderful action, of "ivfervillne" in just
such cases. Being thin nnd not an
oil preparation, it ls able to penetrate
quickly, and down ll sinks into the*
|*l Issues, carrying Its healing, soothing
nciion wherever 11 goes. "Tor stopping mucular or nerve pain, for easing n stiff joint, Nerviline ls a complete success. Pain, soreness, stiffness all vanish before the magic power
of this wonderful liniment. Nearly
fitly years ol success proves thc merit
of Nerviline, which is sold everywhere
in large 35 cent bottles.
Banting Honored Again
Dr. F. G. Bunting, of Toronto, wns
awarded the John Scolt medal by lhe
Philadelphia'Board of city Trustees
lor his work in tlie discovery of lhe
insulin treatment for diabetes.
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3fl THE   RECORD,   AGASSIZ.   B.   C
Agassiz Record
Printed by The Valley Publishing Co..
Hammond, B. C.
Subscription:   Ji.uO  per annum
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Display Advt   (contract) ln«h  2Gr.
Headers, per line JtOe.
Legal  Advertising,   lie.   line  first  tn*
sertlon. So. euhcapuent Insertions.
Want and For sale advts., 60c. first insertion, 26c, subsequent Insertions.
WEDNESDAY,   JUNE  4,   1924
Mra. Elsey, teacher on the public
school staff, went to Vancouver for
the  week-end.
Roy Whelpton visited Vancouver, on
business bent.
Mr. and Mrs. John McPherson and
family motored to Vancouver Friday.
Mrs. Gillis, of the Agassiz Motel,
made a business  trip to Vancouver.
Mr. and Mra Tonyalto are visiting
*he hitter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Mrs. R. H. B. Henshaw had, for the
week-end, as visitors, Mr. and Mrs.
Pervis and her mother, Mrs. Brooks,
of Pasadena, Califlrnla, and Miss K.
Beaton,  of Vancouver.
Mr, W. Adco'ck, of Winnipeg, left
today for hia home after a week's
visit  with Mr.  and  Mrs,  Henshaw.
Mr. Bert Horwell lost a valuable
cow this week. The animal was Picketed on a rope, andj broke its neck.
The English Church Guild held a
delightful dance June 3rd, a fitting
finish to a really successful day, well
attended hy the Terpslchorean crowd.
Good music and delicious refreshments  were  a  feature  of the  evening.
The lumber yard Is stocked with
the best again,*—See Nlchol.
Keep bright and keen hy taking
Requcstin Fruit Saline—Jones the
Fly-o-san knocks them over—Jones
the Druggist,
An open-air meeting of members of
Agassiz, Atchelitz, East Chiliiwack
Fair field Island, Rosedale, and Sar-
dls meals of Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association will be held nt
the * Experimental Fa'.wi, Saturday,
June  Mth.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Schubbe and baby
Jack, of San Diego, California, motored from there and aro the jguests of
Mr. and Mrs.  Fred Whelpton.
Mr. Have Fleck motored to Vancouver, Friday, accompanied by Mrs. J.
Gillis and M:*a. I. Elsey. The weather
being fine, the trip was much enjoyed.    They returned Monday night.
Mr, and Mrs. a. S. Dennig and family, Mrs. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Har-
pen and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Pennington, motored on Sunday to tho
Vedder River, near Chiliiwack. for the
Harrison Hot Springs
Two hundred and fifty Great War
Veterans' Association Plc-nlc Party
arrived at Harrison Hot Springs on
the steamer Skena, from Chilllwac,
Juno 2nd.
Mr,     C,     Gardner-Johnston,   retiring ,
agent for  Lloyd's,   in  Vancouver, spent
Harrison Lodge
Will be under the management that Maple Leaf Inn was
last season. Visit us in our new home. We assure
100 per cent service.   Launches and Row Boats for hire
A. W. Wootori,
Harrison Hot Springs
a week flailing at Harrison Lake, and
stayed at Deer Lodge, and is returning to Vancouver to attend a banquet
to be given in his honor on June 6th.
Mr. Gardner-Johnston spent Monday
last with his brother-in-law, Colon*)
Boultbee,   at   Agassli.
The annual memorial service of the
Sir James Douglas Chapter I.O.D.E,
Harrison Hot Springs, was conducted
by the Rev. George Turpin, and was
a wonderful service, everyone feel Ing
better equipped for the task they
have set before them—to Instil Jove
for Flag and Empire and each other
In this wonderful country of ours, also to do* all the good wc| can, in all
the ways we can, to. all the people we
can, just aa long atfwe ^an.
Liberals Open
A largo crowd tu rned ou t to hear
Hon. John Oliver and Dr. McLean at
the Agricultural hall, on May,2!itli,,
at 8 p.m. Mr. M. MacCallum occupied
tho chain and explained the object of
the   meeting.
Dr. McLean addressed the meeting
first and explained he could only
speak for? a short time, as he had to
catch the train for Ashcroft. Ho explained his Platform briefly, tho principal object of Interest to Agassiz
being, If he was elected, the building
of the rood from Harrison Mills over
the mountain to Agassiz. He said
heio were from 400 to 500 cars crossed the line from the States everyday.
This had been nn election promise
for 13 yeara, but if he was elected he
would  see that ft was started.
Mr, Oliver then spoke at length, and
In opening said that it was not his
first visit to Agassjlz, where he had
always been treated with the greatest cour'.esy, even If they did not
agree with his views. Most of \\\&
speech .was spent in flaying General
McRae and showing how he handled
the truth very carelessly. He described the port Man Townsltc sale as
one of the biggest swindles in Canada
or the States. He said General McRae had farmed the farmers to the
tune of $000,000, and he was what
they called a good business man because he was a multi-millionaire and
most of his victims were in the poor
house. Mr. Oliver said there was a
far better McRae In Agassli, (Here!
Hero !)
When speaking about firing Cart-
wright, the engineer, for underestimating the Matsquo Dyke by 30,000,
he was asked by one of the audience
if he fired the Engineer on the Oliver scheme. Ho answered, "No ; certainly  not."
Mr. Oliver Informed them that Mr.
Bowser was elcctloneerlnf at Langley
Pralple aud was in favor of an economical Government.
General Carpentry in all its
Sash and Doors.
All Dcors Morlised
Broken Glass repaired
P. 0. Box 131
Box 172, Agassiz.
Write for prices.
Alexander S. Duncan
Resident   at   MISSION   CITY.   B.C.
Mrs. Carroll, of Harrison Hot Springs
has taken over the Agency for the
"Spirella Corsets" from Mis. Webb.
Perfect measurements guaranteed. AH
orders promptly   executed.
Pulletts, Barred Rocks. Experimental Farm strain. Eight to 10 weeks
uld.    DOc. each. Apply
W. T.  I ,*S FEVKli
Mrs. I, Aimstrtng nnd Messrs. W.
and Fred Whelpton, wish to express
their grateful thanks to their many
friends who in acts of kindness expressed their sympathy to them In
their  recent  bereavement.
98B Oranvi'.la Cor. Melnon Bt.
curing the year 1924, 96 arrivals
and departures on the St. Lawrence
route, with its different services, to
be maintained throughout the summer months by its popular mono-
class cabin and Empress class steamers, will constitute the Canadian
programme of the Canadian Pacific
Railway's steamships. A combined
tonnage of 197,000 gross tons will
be in operation on the Atlantic under
the Company's flag, the largest
amount yet assigned by a single line
to steamship passenger traffic on
the St. Lawrence route, i
Canada's unfavorable trade balance with the United States is more
than equaled by her favorable trade
balance with the United Kingdom,
according to trade figures of the
Bureau of Statistics. For the year
ending February, Canada's imports
from the United States were $603,-
. 000,000 and her exports to that
country $426,000,000, an excess of
imports of $177,000,000. As against
this, Canadian exports to the United
Kingdom were $355,000,000; and the
imports from Britain $155,000,000, a
surplus of $200,000,000 or.the side
of exports.
TWENTY-EIGHT of Canadn's
new farmer citizons-in-the-
making as thoy arrived In Winnipeg n few days ago in*ohnrgc of
tho Salvation Army. This party
originally consisted of 58 boys and
12 girls, but those shown in the picture nro the only ones who came on
to Western Cannda to work on tho
land, the others remaining in Ontario.   Theso boys aro the advance
guard of a largo group of 'teen age
lads who arc coming to Canada this
spring under the auspices of the Sal-
vntion Army to work on farms in the
west, and never hns a more promising looking group of settlers passed
through Winnipeg than the young
men shown above. They travelled
across Canada by Canadian National
Railways' special train for immigrants and tho picture shows them
nn their arrival nt tho Union Station,
Winnipeg, nnd the long train filled
with new settlors. Arrangements
havo bren made by the SalvBtlotl
Army authorities for special equipment to bo provided by tho Canadian
National to bring west the next
large party, which is scheduled to
sail from the Old Country the end of
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THESE aro some of a party of
IB Norwegian fishermen who
passed through Winnipeg on
their way to Vancouver, whero
thoy expect to take up their hazardous vocation in Pacific waters.
They wero photographed as they
stood outside their special coach
attached to the Continental Limited
of the Canadian National Railways,
on * which they travelled from
Montreal to Vancouver,        •


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