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 With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XXL, No. 28.  rrs,  .ABBOTSFORD, B, CJ FRIDAY, APRIL. 15,    1921  $3.00 per Year  MATSQUI   POMCK  UONVIXOHO  AMHvKSON   XHVKIt,  CU(KSSiOI)  HmiNiE  AT  MISSION'  it was iden-  , housekeeper  MISSION; April     IH.���������The S'jspic-  on   Unit   W.   Anderson,   tiiu   Matsqui  former  whose mysterious disappearance  aroused   the  countryside,     wan  murdered, has been strengthened  by  now  facts which have conic to' light  within'the past few days.    The    hat  worn by Anderson, on the'date of his  disappearance  was   found'by   Dr." A.  McQuarric, of    Mission, a    few days  ago.    It was lying on thc bank of (he  .river, inside a boom log on thc Mission  side.    Others  had scon  the hat  before   Dr.   McQnarrie   thought      it  worth while to investigate. He found  it to he stamped on tlie lining    with  Anderson's initials, and  tified    by    Anderson's  soon  afterwards.  The.position hi which the hat was  found  upsets previous  theories  altogether.    The    vicinity was   dragged  under  the  supervision  of Tom   tollman   of  the  Matsqui  poUce, without  result.    The first    dragging    operations, soon after   'Anderson's    disappearance, were conducted on the sup  position, bore out    by the   facts as  then  presented, that he had    fallen  or had been.thrown rfom    the Canadian Pacific Railway bridge.    It was  stated that Anderson was seen crossing the bridge'about the   same time  as two strange men started to cross  from the Matsqui.side.    But the facts  now point strongly in a new    clirec-  --  tion. and it-is-believed that. Andersen  never started to cross the bridge, but  met his death on the Mission side.  The two strangers, morever, never ;  crossed from the Matsqui side.    They  are known to have oeen in possession  of revolvers, and were wanted at the  time  in connection with occurrences  at  Sedro-Woolley.     They  have     not  been found, although they are known  - to the American police, but no rus-  picion  now attaches  to  them in  the  minds of those who    have   carefully  investigated the whole disappearance  How   thoroughly   those   investigations have been may be judged from  the fact that the . only two   persons  who were known to have crossed thc  bridge around    the time    Anderson  left Mission    were    rounded    up���������it  took   over  a   fortnight���������and interrogated, neither had    seen    Andersen,  and both knew him well.  Andersen had $8 in his pocket  when he left Mission, and carried a  $10 gold piece and a watch. The  history of the watch was traced in  an endeavor to arrive at its number.  It turned out to have been won from  a punch hoard in a pool room and  the remaining watch on tlie board  had no number.  If Andersen's body is found���������and  the search -is still being -maintained,  and the.money and watch are missing  the police ��������� will be satisfied that he  was murdered.  ACTIONS  MUST  I IE PLACE   \VOItI>S  -Premier Bri  ttle debate  in  > ,.on Gcrinan-  PARIS. April 13.-  and, in the course of  tho chamber of deputio  reparations  declared:  "The timo for words has passed.  We must now revert to acts."  The premier recalled the warnings  given to Germany by Paris and  London conferences and the subsequent application of penalties and  added that the government had  hoped the German government would  realize that it could no longer delay  fulfillment  of  its   undertakings.  "We discern, however," continued  the premier; "that the penalties enforced, have not produced the expected results. We know that there still  exists in Germany a disposition- to  evade payment. On May'l, Germany  will bo face to face with a whole series of thc peace" treaty which she  signed.  "I repeat here with all the  strength at my. command that we  creditors hold a perfectly legal died.  A process server has been dispatched  to Germany and if our debtor persists in refusal to pay, the next time  a policeman will  accompany him.  "In full agreement with'our allies  we have a rendezvous with Germany  on May 12. France shall not fail  that, rendezvous.  PERSONALS  HEARLE���������WRIIH  A quiet wedding' was solemnized  (it St. Paul's Church, on Saturday,  April 9th, when Miss.Ida Mary Web))',  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. 1-j.  Webb of Codsall, . Sta'Ts, England,  was united in marriago to Mr. Eric  Hearle, B. -9. A., of Ouelph-. Ontario,  Rev. H. G. King officiating. The  bride was given away )>/ Mr. R. )i.  Hick ling. Mr. Hoarle is in charge of  the Dominion Entomological Labor-'  atory at Mission. The "nappy couple  left for Victoria by'the night, boat,  and will take up resider.ee at Mission  on their return.  vi:-Uod   her  ic   Meluncs',1  93,000 IS VOTED  FOR  SCHOLARSHIPS  PURVIS  ���������  HAY  Mrs. Elizabeth Hay of Revelstoke  and Mr. Alex Purvis of the B. C.  Electric staff at Huntingdon, B. C.  were united in .marriage at Christ  Church at 11.30 a.m. Saturday, by.  Rev. Harold King. Mr. and Mrs.  Purvis are spending a few days in  the city before leaving for Huntingdon, where they will make their  home.  REMAINS   AS   RECTOR  VICTORIA, April 12.���������The' British Columbia Government has voted  $3,600 to encourage university graduates living in B. C. to go to France  instead of Germany for post graduate  courses.  The money will be spread over  three scholarships of $1200 each for  a year, to be awarded persons going  from this province to French universities.  President Klinck of the University  of British Columbia. Chief' Justice.  Macdonald and S. J. Willis, superintendent of education for British  umbia, have been appointed  selection committee, which will  called together soon to consider  -   ABBOTSFORD,   April     12.��������� The  congregation, of St. Matthew's Anglican  church have petitioned  the bishop  by  resolution .^<f reappointment,  of Rev. T. E.    Rowe    as    rector    of  the parish.     Mr.  Rowe's resignation  was to have taken- ��������� effect at Easter  as his work in Vancouver has grown  so much,  but under a new arrangement the rector -will leave Vancouver  on Fridayof   each    week    and    will  spend the    week-end in the    parish,  taking services on Sunday at Abbots  ford and Bradner.  WOOL  GROWERS  ELECT  OFFICERS  plications for the scholarships.  Col  the  be  ap-  Mrs. Angus Mclnnes  sister-in-law, Mrs. Char  at Murrayville this week.  Mrs.  P.  It.-   Edwards of Vancouver  has been spending several days with  her   parents,    Mr.    and    Mrs.    Geo  Zeiglcr.   '  BORN: To Mr. and--Mrs. Dunlop  (nee Miss Mildred Hill-Tout), on  Saturday, April 9th, a son.  children of Vancouver visited Mr.  Mr. and Mrs. Donald Peck ' and  children of Vancouver visited Mr.  and. Mrs. II. P-eck on Sunday.-  Mrs. King entertained the ladies  of the embroidery club at her home  on Tuesday afternoon.  Miss Minnie Rucker'of Kamloops,  j formerly of Abbotsford, is visiting  j her sisters, Mrs. Ruthig and Mrs. J.  I Vanette, and her brother, Mr. Dwight  j Rucker,  Miss- Florence McPhee has return  ed liom Vancouver.  The W. C. T. U. met at the home,  of Mrs. Angus Mclnnes oi. Tuesday  afternoon with a good attenaanee.  Mr. G. H. Robertson, Vice-President of the Home Oil Co., with som?  of the directors from Vancouver and  Victoria visited town on Wednesday,  and report everything has been  straightened up satisfactorily. They  will proceed to erect another derrick.  A meeting of the Great War Veterans was held in the club rooms on  Monday evening, with the president  and secretary both1-present.-- The new  members  were:- Mr. A.  G. Andrews  and Mr. L. Cpllison.   'Mr.'E. Barrett,  Mr.-Arthur  George and  Mr.   Kirkby  of Huntingdon were chosen to act on  a committee to prepare the . resolutions  for  the  convention which   will  lie  held  at  Chilliwack  on  June  and  4 th.  A petition  from the Women's  dependent   Political   Association  Victoria was read asking thc association to join Uiem in censuring tho  members of the 'Legislature for  increasing their .salaries.' No action  was taken, however, a report of the  Buffet was submited, stating that  after all expenses were paid, the.  profits amounted to fifteen dollars;  and asked a bonus of thirty dollars  more than his salary for the nex,l  two months. ",vV  Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thompson of  Murrayville, have come to Abbotsford to reside. They intend to build  a house on their property and in the  meantime are staying with Mrs.  Thompson's brother, Mr. J. K. McMenemy.  Mrs. Geo. George Zeigler 'gave a  party on Thursday evening in honor  of her daughter, Mrs. P. R. Edwards.  The evening was spent in whist and  music, after which refreshments  were served.  Mrs. R. McEwan and son Dick  left Wednesday for their old home in  Vancouver. Their many friends  will he sorry to' hear of their sudden  change. Mr. McEwan will continue  his business shoe repairing.  Mrs. Frank Wooler of Lynden was  thc guest Of Mrs. E. W. Mouldy for  a week and also visited' her old  friends, Mrs. E. Bains and others.  3rd  In-  of  The    Sumas-Abbotsford  Fall   Fair  is to be held on the 22nd    and 23rd.  Thursday and Friday, of September.  Two days this year, instead  of. one.,  This insures a "greater success to the  fair which  last year    was a    record  breaker for the district, but this year  it will be bigger and better than .;ver.  Miv M. Shore is the    secretary    this  year again and Mr. A. Harrop, prcsi  dent.    The    heart in the    success of  the fall fair is ever    with   'these two  officials.    Let everybody get in and  "boost."  U. S.  CLAlMtS VICTORY  IN FIGHT OF WOKf'S  WASHINGTON,    April'     12.���������The  United  States  won     in  an    important diplomatic fight with the Obreg-  on  government of  Mexico, according  to state department advices today.  Jt.was learned today that the de-  j partment had protested to the Mexi-  I co  government  against steps  to  ap-  At the anual meeting of the B. C.  Wool Growers' Association the following officers were elected for  the year: Hon. Presidents, Hon. Dr.  Tolmie. Hon. E. D. Barrow, T." P.  Mackenzie- and W. McLeod; president, D. W. Strachan; vice-presidents, J. IT. Wilson and W. Harrison; directors, E. A. Atkin, Vancouver Island; W. H. Hicks, Agassiz;  F. ^B.- Young, Invermere; H. E.  Waby, Enderby; L. E. Taylor, Kelowna; J. Threlkeld, Savona; T. A.  Moillett,   Vavenby;      W.   Thompson,  GIVES INCREASES TO CHARITY  ; propriate  valuable   farming land    in  i that country for division among Mex-   Y���������'       "enM        . .     .   ,  $300  of    the    increased    indemnity  The road between Clayburn and  the Fraser River is something to  talk about. It is getting quite desperately full of holes.  To borrow powder from the govern  ment means the signing of many  papers by the applicant.  division among  ican   peasants.  It is said the Mexican government  has assured the United States that  no American or other foreign property would be disturbed in this proposed expropriation  of land.  VANCOUVER, April  hospital  I 3.���������Vancou-  wlll     receive  ' Services will be held in St. Math-  ew's Anglican Church at Abbotsford  every Sunday night at 7.30. Rev. T.  E. Rowe, vicar.  voted to Mr. W. J. Bowser, K. C. M.  L. A., at the recent session of thc  Legislature. Mr. Bowser announced  that the $-100 increase in his sessional indemnity and $500 increase in  his salary as opposition leader would  be given to charity. Other institutions to benefit will be the Victorian  Order of Nurses and the Royal Jubilee Hospital at Victoria.  William's Solid  Leather Boots,  sizes,  1   to  5,  in three lots:���������  LOT   1���������Includes  all   Boots  up  for $3.95.  LOT 2���������Includes  all   Boots  up.  for $4.95  LOT  3���������Includes  all   Boots up  to  $7.50  values  for $5.95  to  $5.00  value,  io' $6.50  values  Of GROCE  cents  cents  s  The W. A. of the G...W, V. A. extend a hearty invitation to all wives  widows and mothers of returned  soldiers to be present with them at a  tea to be held in the club rooms on  Wednesday, April 20th, from 2 fo (i  p.m.  The Dominion Chautauqua is tc  be held in Abbotsford about the end  of May.  The advantages of this week o'  education is fully appreciated b.v Unpeople of Abbotsford who are hacking.if fo the full extent of all require  inent.s. Tell your friends about it-  Talk about it and help to make a  success of it.  J.J. SPARROW  The .first annual meeting of !b<  hospital is to lie held on the HHh.  The amount now suscribed relishes  somewhere in the neighborhood of  $8,000.  Mies Elsie McPhee is to be "Queen  of the May" fo Abbotsford this yea.  Castile Soap, 6 cakes  for 25 cents  Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, 2 for 35 cents  King-Beach Strawberry Jam  95 cents a tin  Liquid Veneer Mops, Scrub'Brushes,-Polish, etc.  '���������Crockery,, Odd Cups, Plates, etc.  Where Qualify and Service Counts We Gel  The Business  SHELLY'S   XXXX  BREAD  Fresh Daily  THE STORE OF QUALITY''  B.  C.   Phone,   4  Farmers'   Phone   1007  asm THE ABBOTSFORD POS*  THE ABBOTSWRR POST,  Published Every Friday  J. A.-BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Member of'ttte Canadian Weekly  , Newspapers'    Association.  aessssc  FRIDAY, APRIL lf>,  192 J.  THE  DRAUGHT   HORSE  SITUATION   IN  CANADA  ' The production of draught horses  has fallen off heavily during the past  several years. There are the following reasons for this:-  1. Thc high cost of growing the  colt to a marketable age.  2. The difficulty in manv sections of obtaining the' services of  good horses and incidentally thc  failure in many districts.to make ilse  of good available sires.  8. A desire on the part of the  farmer to grow a product capable o.  rapid turnover, "A Cash Crop,'' as  it were.  4. The demand for the draught  horse has fallen off to a certain extent on.account of experimentation  on the part of farmers with tractors  and on the part of the city user of  heavy horses with the heavy duty  truck. The type of farmer best'equipped to further horse .breeding has  been the very man who has' been  looking for a substitute.  The definite result of this falling  off in horse production is becoming  increasingly noticeable. With practically-all other forms of live stock  product..there-has recently been a  decided and, in many cases, disas-  trous falling-offin price. This applies to:the meat supply in general  and in/a slightly lesser way to milk  and milk products. Here the law of  supply and demand has exerted itself. Ask any horse-buyer or dealer  as to the supply of good draught  geldings-, or  mares with size and  quality, and he will ireply that such a  horse is .hard to find and harder to  buy. The familiar saying that "Qual  ity Counts" has not been heeded.  Too many of the few colts that have  been raised laterly have been from  inferior mares and mediocre horses  and their chances have been further  impaired by poor care and poorer  feeding,''.'largely necessitated by, the  high price of feed and labour. To  sum up, the man who has bred conservatively and wisely for size and  quality and who has studied the  question of economic wintering or*  horses will now find a steady, and, in  future, an increasing demand. Once  .more, ."Quality Counts."  The  draught horse has  two grca'  centres-of activity, the farm and the  city. ��������� .While    there is    and    will Ik  much' pr.ivate   experimentation   with  tractors-on   the    farm,   this     Tact is  1 becoming more and more    apparent,  When it    comes to    the    question of  home - produced,       home - repaired,  adaptable,   fool-proof     and,   last  oi  all, economical   power, the    relation  of the.tractor    to the    horse    will be  - more and more   that of a    qualified  assistant and less and less of a substitute.'-" .This fact    will    tako    some  time in "the learning and    will be the  result-of much individually acquired  experience.    The fact is    stubbornly  persistent,   however,   that   the   older  tractor.users,   .who, after all,    have  had the'^experience and  paid  for it,  are coming back to the draught horse  f������r the. major part of    farm    power.  Both he and his fuel are home made  His by-product has a steady appreciating .value.     When  there is a bettor appreciation of tho fact that tht  quality of    the    work-horse on    the  farm and his  condition  or ability tc  get into harness and    down to    hard  work In the    spring,���������is one of    the'  greatest  factors in  farm     efficiency,  then will .there he a    stride    toward  more economical production.    If our  farm  were all  tilled     with     tractors  and our-tractors    recoived as    poor  care  and'- preparation     as  do     oui  horses (in general), for spring work.  Belgium and   Fnanco    would now b<L  establishing relief funds for the starv  ing   population   of   Canada.     If   the  horse has "any one fault it is that he  Is a littlo too  adaptable, a littlo too  dependable,   as   compared   with   the  uncompromising machine.  But the    demand  for     tho    good  draughter with weight and quality Is  not a line for farm and country work  It     transpires     from'    time  to   time  that large city concerns, having to do  heavy trucking,  transportation     and  hauling generally, return to.Ilia norse  after   thorough -trial     of   tho   truck.  Not    that    the    tremendous    uso of  trucks is in any danger of falling off;  not that    for    rapid    delivery    over  long distances and good     roads    the  horse will ever again be a competitor  of tho machine; but these firms have  ."Imply been    shown that for    heavy  "over-load" work,    from  the    standpoints of general economy and ac'iap-  tibility there is a type of horse that  will have to take   care of a    certain  part of the city hauling problem. And  this    Is the type of    horse that    the  farmer can grow  The future for the breeding of the  right type of draught  horses should  -,be encouraging. There is a scarcity  there is an increasing demand.���������but  tclire is an increasing demand,���������but  Moth of these statements refer to the  right kind of horse, with size, quality  sound feet and clean bones. The culls  will never bring a fair price. There  are too many of them now. In fact,  the,past depression in draught horse  values has not been due to an "over-  supply ,of good horses, but rather to  a surfeit of poor ones with tho buyers not. interested.  The-cost to grow and maintain  horses is on the decline, a fact that  has its interest both ��������� to farmer and  city horseman. To the breeder and  stallion owner the coming season  looks atractive; to the farmer, who  has been wise enough to retain a few  of his good mares, the way seems  clear.. Wc have all to few good  horses, but our trouble in the past  has been rather in our even greater  lack of good mares. "It will pay any  farmer who has facilities for horse  breeding, to consider the improvement of his mares, with a view to  future markets. For the good draft  horse has���������a certain future.  fpti7TTmnimiujnj|ju^y  t ��������� '���������  E. W.  Bigelow  Barrister, Etc.  At J. A. CATHERWOOD'S  Every   Friday  Phones:   Mission  1503  .,oiig Distance:    Pt. Coquitlam  Phone 80        '  OUTLINES  NEEDS  OE B.  C. FA KM EItS  VICTORIA, April 9.���������Revision of  the personal property tax on farm  ers, which it is declared, discourages improvements, is urged in the  report of tlie Agricultural Commit-  ee presented to tho Legislature by  Dr. K. C. MacDonald, chairman.  Construction  of    roads in       rural  districts for carrying motor    trucks,  reduction   of   freight   rates,  of   doctors    and  nurses    in  districts, and    the purchase  uipment for    the clearing  a'diii  country  of    eq-  of lands  areas    are also  adjo  in     selected  cated.  The seriousness of the increase   in  the number of Orientals holding land  in  British  Columbia is emphasized. ,  ."Your  committee  met  on   several  different   occasions,   representatives  of the Advisory Board of the Farmers'  Institute, representatives of the  B.   C.   Fruit     Growers'     Association,  and  representatives of the       United  Farmers   of  British   Columbia,     and  received   from   them   a   very   great  number of resolutions with regard to  the problems of  the    agriculturist,"  said Dr.  MacDonald.  "The resolutions- were all varying  in importance, some were local  some provincial in character. They  were ably and fairly presented to  your committee, but it is,to be regret  ted that the representatives of those  bodies were not able to present their  resolutions to your committee at an  earlier stage in the session in order  to give members of the committee a  fuller opportunity to consider their  merits.  "Your committee took cognizance  of the fact that there appeared to be  some increase in ' agricultural productions within the province but  drew attention to a fact that thc prov  ince imported ������26,816, 469 of agricultural products during the last  year. Your committee is firmly of  the opinion that concentrated and cooperative effort on the part of the  Departments of Agriculture, Lands  and Works, would iverp rapidly increase the agricultural population  of the Province and the agricultural production and within a. decade  turn the balance of trade in the matter of agricultural products, from an  adverse one to a favorable one, in so  far as the Province is concerned.  "Your committee heartily approves of the provision made at this  session of the Legislature for th..; pro  viding of stumping powder to the  bona fide farmer at a reduced cost,  as recommended by the Select Stand  demonstrated to ,be th.e most effective mean's of increasing production  uirough improved methods���������thut a  sufficient number of men with the  necessary training ��������� be . secured to  serve the fanning communities of tlu  Province.  (b) The tabulation and clisrnbu  lion, through the Land Settlomen1  Board and through Govern men*  Agents, of more accurate iufornia-  ,fion as to agricultural lands avail  able for pre-emption or purchase  with a view to immediate development, within reasonable distances o.  transportation.  "(c)     The continuance and extension   of" the   system   of .aiding   medical  practitioners,. nurses  and   hospitals in rural communities.  "(d) The purchase of land clearing equipment, for the purpose o  !stumping and ploughing lauds ii.  Iselected areas where the agriculturists have prepared their land foi  stumping. This scheme to be  launched as an ' experimental one  and if found successful, as your  committee'bolieves It will, fo bo'.extended as rapidly as tho circumstances will warrant.  "Your committee would emphasize the necessity of roads through  agricultural districts, capablo of carrying motor trucks of reasonable  weight and load and the closest  scrutiny and supervision in the  matter of rqad- repair and road  building with a view to economy and  to this end would recommend" the  employment of permanent roadmen  where feasible, and that a limit be  placed on the weight of load that  mo^or and other trucks may carry.  "Your committee recommends revision of the present system of taxing farmers with a view to offering  more inducement for land settlement  and would point out that the personal property tax imposed on farmers  tends to" discourage the purchase of  improved machinery and the keeping  of more live stock.   ���������' ^  j      "Your    committee ; believes     that1  | Provincial     Assessors     should      be  thoroughly     experienced     men   and  that     their    assessments    should  be  made  in  the  field.  "Your committee believes that  the problem of . unoccupied or  sparsely inhabited Indian reserves  surrounded by white settlement,  should be speedily dealt with with a  view to making such Reservation  available for its complete settlement,  bearing in mind the necessity for  fair and equitable dealing with the  Indian   natives.  "Your committee thoroughly approves of the action of the Government in endeavoring to procure a  reduction of freight rates by the  Railway Commission, the recent  j increase having in many oases  j resulted in the closing of mills ' and  other industries and in serious interference with the marketing of agricultural -products and would suggest,  that similar action be taken with regard to.recent increase in express  rates.  "Your committee suggests, in view  of an apparent division of opinion  among farmers as to "the advisability of making the provisions of  the. Workmen's Compensation Act  applicable to farm help, that the  Commissioners of the, Workmen's  Compensation Board be'requested to  consider the matter and make data  available for submission, to agricultural  bodies for their consideration.  The Spirit of Responsibility to the whole telephone democracy, to the millions who form,the  telephone-iising public, is the foundation,of service. .It is therapprecialion of this responsibility  by the many employees of the company which  has as its--result a comprehensive and adequate  telephone system and an alert and prompt handling of telephone calls.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Wm. Atkinson  General Auctioneer and   Live  Stock   Specialist.  the  i<  with  stock  years among the Stockmen  of  F.raspr  Valley.     A.'"   fam.ilar  the different,  and their values  breeds   oi  1  Address   all   communications  Box 34 Chilliwack, 6. 0"  ivo  to  J. H. JONES  Funeral  Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  ;ua^htwgi>nnM^tom^flmffimnamflEri  INCUBATORS  .ND  BROODERS  For  a Good SmokeTry  B.C. & Old Sport  CIGARS  B.   C.   CIGAR   FACTORY  WILBERG ft WOLZ. PROPS  season,  in   the  for the cojuing hatching  which will be the biggest  lustory oi' this Province.  BUCKEYE,   JUBILEE,   RELIABLE,  PRAIRIE    STATE    and    ELECTRIC  INCUBATORS    and    BROODERS.  CATALOGUES    FREE  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  office!'  J. A. - Catherwood Building  Phone 8C01 P. O. Box 09  MISSION CITY, B. C  STATION  Made in Canada  Actions speak louder than words to indicate the worth of a motor car.  More than half a million people have purchased Chevrolet cars. And more Chevrolet  cars are sold now than ever before.  nig  on    Agriculture of  Committee  last  year.  "Your committee further approves  any steps taken in the gathering    of  iiccurate information  with   regard  to  Oriental   problems   from   an   agricultural standpoint, as recommended by  vour committee a year    ago,    and of  the provision in the estimates of the  requisite   money     for  this     purpose  Strong representations were made "to  your committeo as' to the increasing  seriousness of this problem and your  committeo is of    the    opinion    that  some one with a thorough understanding of tho    problem    as it    affects  this Province, should    attend at the  fourth-coming   Imperial     Conference  in June of this    year,    especially in  view    of the    expiry of the existing  treaty  with  Japan.  "Your committee respectfully  suggests to the members of the  House and of the Government as a  legitimate line along which increased expenditure may be made, the  following:  (a) In view of the fact that the  agricultural     instruction   has     been  I  A business man advertised for an  office boy. The next morning there  were some fifty boys in line. He was  about to begin examining the applicants when his stenographer handed  him a card on which was scribbled:  "Don't do^ anything until you see  me. I'm the last kid in line, hut I in  telling you I'm there with the  goods!"  There is an end  to all  filings excepting     outstanding    accounts  and  they seem to go on forever.  490 TOURING CAR  $1153F. C. B. Mission City  STUART  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  Mission City, B. C.  More than $100,000 is spent each  year in British Columbia for crushed  fruits for sundaes. This means that  the farmers and fruit growers in  some localities have a marftet of  $35,000 annually in 13. C. In 1920  the proportion of this trade that  went, to the farmers of British  Col  umbia     was  $34,430 went  live in B. C.  $75.00..      The  to growers who  other  do not  Mrs. Gaggs: "So,vvou don't believe  in clubs for women���������eh?"  Mr. Gags: "A club is too gentle for  women. ' I prefer an axe." w  ll*  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THREE  f&2Z������S2!  ���������g���������wi  Letter  Heads  Bill  Heads  Envelopes  State-*  merits  Posters  Shipping  Tags  Visitmi  Cards  }  adv. in  paper finds the  eople  The Merchant who advertises his goods thereby shows  his confidence in them. His  advertisement is an invitation to the people to test his  sincerity by testing his goods.  This paper has a bona fide  circulation and an adv. in it  will reach the man who  spends his money in his own  province.  For Job Printing  This office is equipped with  an assortment of type and  paper that will insure a perfect and artistic piece of wor k  When next you see a good,  well executed piece of printed  mntter, whether it is business  stationery, pamphlet, booklet  cr any of the numerous printed articles, examine it carefully and you will invariably  find that it is the product of  this office. The intelligent  Business Men, Farmer and  Fruit Grower alike demands  and receives  SMALL  KKIIT  FAHMINU ON     ^  ,   VANCOUVJ-.lt    ISLAM*  much  ���������w  ft.  Dodgers  Loose  Leaves  nvoices  Price  Lists  Invitations  Receipts  Circulars  Meal  Tickets  Menus  "Printing, that is up to a Standard-  not down to a Price  *?  Hub Square  Profitable  Mission-City  ������v.  any  Strawberries and oilier small  fruits thrive on ' Vancouver ��������� Island  Even as far mirth as San .Jci.se!" May  just to the southwest. ������of ,'O.pc Scott,  the settlers, grow some * excellent  ���������strawberries, using as for.liliw.r i.Ihj  joawGBd or kelp which the sea tosses  up in great abundance, ami which on  account of its potash ma Ices an excellent dressing for the soil for  garden stuff.  U isf6nly on the east,    coast, however, that. one.finds strawberries and  other fruits,  large and small,'grown  for commercial purposes   and in the  Saanich district at the evtru'me smith  of the Island' they    thrive best of all.  Epicureans  in   fruit, state  Ih u' (here  are no strawberries anywhere in ihe  world to match Saanich sfrawbci-ies  in flavor, color and keeping quHlitit>  The murkol Tor (he fruit this vear  is increasing each    year, unci ..the Island gardens arc not able to supply  ril'th  of the  I'ntirir-;    demand.-'   Even  as far east as Ontario has come bids  for flic berries.-    Up to   ihe    present  the United States have been shipping  supplies into (he Prairie Prov-  work,    and  are I lie    ear Meet,    to  a'"0 naturally of,   the'  hence   . strawberries  ���������trgc  inces, but British Columbia and Vancouver  Island  in particular ought "to  be able, through    increased    production,  to dominate this market.  Loganberries are not in as    much  demand as strawberries at    present.  They   arc especially suited  to     Vancouver Island, and  cannot be grown  in  Eastern Canada orf any    country  where zero  weather is known.    One  of the essential    things in    any community     where       loganberries     are  grown to any extent, is to have a I'ac  ;.ory where the superflous berry crop  can be taken care of   and    converted  into wine.    There is no more delicious   beverage  than   loganberry   wine,-  and it is increasing in popularity as  it becomes better known.  Fruitgrowers     on     Vancouver   Island do not specialize in raspberries,  .hough nearly all of    them set aside  some land    for    them,    but they require rather more moisture than    is  met with in  the Saanich district for  instance,    and    others    are    usually  focussed on the strawberries, lo^ans,  gooseberries,     and     currants  among  the small fruits. ������������������  The    blackberry,    especially    the  brand known as    Himalaya', is    very  prolific in   this district,  some  plants  bearing upwards of    150    pounds of  fruit in a season.    This berry is harvested    after all    other    berry crops  are done. .....   ;   ,    , ...  Cherries, prunes, plums find their  natural habitat on the Island. Magnificent Bings and Lamberts arc sent  into the markets from the fruit  farms. Pears are always a sure crop  and many Varieties of apples do well.  On account of the high prices paid  for strawberries during the last few  years, growers have concentrated  more especially on this fruit. All of  the .Saanich output last year for example was contracted for at-twenty  cents per pound. At the rate of  three tons to the acre, this would ..be  twelve hundred dollars ($1,200), and  represents the amount that many  growers received. Up to sixteen  hundred dollars ($1000) an acre  was actually the sum received ��������� in  some cases. Out. these were, of  course,  very exceptional.  Iii'' 1908 one of the most, successful of the fruit growers on the Saanich Peninsula started* his plantation:  He had acquired-about one hundred  acres of gently sloping land, through  which 'a small creek ran. Most of  the property was timbered and the  clearing of the patch took swine  months. While the clearing was filing on the dwelling was built, and  a barn and outhouses. He give; Mis  experience as  follows:  "Four acres were set out in  various kinds of fruit trees,  twenty-five  feet apart each way. and commencing  with the first year, one acre of straw  berry  plants was planted each  year.  "By clearing one or two    acres of  new land each    year I    was    able to  plant more fruit trees and keep two  or two and a    half   acres of    ctraw-  berries in bearing    most of the time.  I had my    own    horse, two    covs at  first and later four.  j     "The    sceond year f    also set    put  ; two hundred logan plants, and  t hose  [with  about    one    hundred     head of  ! poultry,   and   the   strawberry   plants.  ! produced sufficient revenue to carry  |on for about five years, though  with  i   more interesting  proved  profitable.  ,"��������� "Crops which are the  reach  maturity  greatc.sl   value.  arc coiini'di'ivd  the     most     profitable  crop.    I'.im  while these* frees cominue  lo bear indefinitely, strawberries last,  jonly (hroiurh  three 'seasons, and this  j fact must be borne in mind.  I     "There is.,no fruit free, or fruiting  jPlont known  to    me,"      the ,a!>ove-  jquoted fruitgrower added; "which  is  jfree from parasitic'insects or dirfcrisp.  .Combatting these is thc chief  worry  of a  fruitgrower's life. Orchards and  plantations    must    be     ' continually,  watched and cared for, in order/that,  these things   do not get a    foothold-.  -i I have lost some   crops,    and    some  jtrees   through   parasite   trouble. -Unit  .constant   guarding  against,   infc'tio'n  j will keep orchards clean, as a r^'le,  !     "In  regard, to  the"  marketing,^   J.  have? found that all    such    problems  'can  be met. successfully, onlv by th'!  .,   growers of each locality uniting, and  shipping   their 'produce  through   cooperative  associations."    ���������  Another fruitgrower in thc Saanich district gives his experience concisely as follows:  In 1,9 1.G he planted two ncrcW in  strawberries. The next.year he picked from this plot, nine tons of strawberries which he sold, for .? J fidO; ���������  after deducting (he cost of straw,  picking, packing and crating, he had  $1000 left, equalling $500 per,aero  in profit.  Some of the statistics relative to  the fruit returns of Vancouver Island'  might be of interest, and when it is  !remembered that the whole population of the Island is less, than -me  hundred thousand, and 'that out of  this' four hundred and ihirty and  their families are. fruit growers, thi  following figures make a ver/ respectable showing:  Plums and prunes    Cherries     j Strawberries   Loganberries      Gooseberries    Currants, black and red  .' Raspberries    j Blackberries      Rhubarb      Totalling      In very few cases do  growers concentrate on  and there are only about 300    acres  'in strawberries on all the Island.  Most orchards are an adjunct to the  farm where cattle, pigs and poultry  are kept The sizes of fruit plantations varies.from one-half an acre to  thirty acres. This must be borne in  mind when striking an average from  the above figures. ���������Farm and Home  $   10.960.45  23,10?.80  173,311.10  26.5S7.40  6,32 1.75  8,0 ::s.9f>  7,181.00  2,957 98  - 4,900.00  $352,827.43  the    fruit-  fruit  a) mo.  we  very large profit.    We made but-  had  no difficulty  best market-price.  five    years    the  early  apple   trees  \J������ iM������-jj9fSn  iaga������ra=a3igi^^  . "0  .ter also which  I of disposing at the  j  "'"At the    end of  cherry,  plum   and  commenced   yielding���������and   increased  each year;   then  the late apples followed and from  1!) 15 until the. pros-  ;ent time, when we have ten acres in  ���������': fruit, we are harvesting fruits ot all  | kinds  adapted   to  the climate,   com-  ! mencing in June    with    strawberries  land  following  in  continuous  succes-  'sion, loganberries,    cherries,    plums.  . prunes, early and    late    apples. * the  j last of which are usually under cover  by the middle of October.  I     "I   feel  now,  in  the light of    experience, that I should have been bet  , ter off, in the earlier years, if I  had  ..not. planted  fruit trees, and coi-ceii-  . trated on small    fruits and    poultry,  j buB* later the   large    fruits    made a  Port Haney  MAPLE RIDGE, April 11.���������There  is a vexatious lack of house accommodation both in Haney and Hammond. Both hotels in these towns  are full and no rooms can be secured in private dwellings. Travellers  and visitors are often compelled' to  return to town when they wish'-to  stay   overnight.  Messrs. Brown brothers have displaced their ornamental trees and  shrubs from a large tract of their  grounds and will transplant them on  their estate at Poiift Grey. "The  ground freed will be devoted 'to  small fruit culture this season.  A full dress debate in whether' an  educated man without wealth makes  a better citizen than an uneducated  one with wealth, took place under  the auspices of the Parent-Teach'er  Association. It attracted an assembly of 140, and was instructivo and  interesting throughout, tho speakers  displaying an admirable comprehension of tlie.points at issue arid urging  their views with logical precision and  eloquence. The case for the educated man won by three points, 't was  supported by Miss Robinson (C)',"Mi.  Jackson (12) and Mr. Keabley (3),  and tliey were given 21: points by. the  judges, Mrs. Whittaker and Messrs.  Vaughan and Dram. The converse,  was affirmed by Mrs. Brock (3)",. Mr."  Dalkin (8) and Mr. Abbott (7), la  points. While the arbiters were.'do-  liberating the debates the audience  enjoyed refreshments and social'amenities and the affair.was a brilliant  success. A vote of thanks-to j. the  promoters was moved byNMr. Dickie,  second by Mrs. Irying, and carried.  Rev. Mr. Leigh voiced the high appreciation of all with the intellectual  and social treat. Mrs. Well wood  presided. .<-,-,  British Columbia berry farmers  will benefit materially from the organization on the Pacific coast" of  the North West fruit canneries, Valley berry growers declare. The. new  firm is capitilized at $10,000,000.  The new organization  Puyallup and Sumner  plants at Sumner,  Albany, Ore., together  number of smaller concerns through  out the Pacific west.  includes ",,the  fruit canning  Wash., ..'.-'-ind'  with  a  large  Mother:  dreadful  Robert:  pea re uses  Mother:  "Robert, stop using such  language!"  "Well, Mother, Shakes-  it."  "Then  don't plav    with  him, he's no fit companion for y >u.  V������  mm&  ffiWB ~.fMp abbotsford post, mmTsPo&b, ft d������35*  19H  That the best of Meats can be purchased at this Store   ..  -" We select our Beaf with intelligence:  that'},  why one  of our roasts make such a fine' meal.  Try one of-our prime roasts and be convinced.  WHITE & CARMICHAEL  'Farmers' Phone 1&09 .'    AobotSrOrQj  D.L-.  They give you greater mileage', more power  and smooth running motor.  We can equip any make of car from our stock  ���������vour money refunded if not satisfied. Gome  cars and talk it over.  "   We have a good line of new and  second-hand  cars, some real snaps.  DONE IN ABBOTSFORD  AND DONE RIGHT  By lhe. Abbotsford Garage, and Machine Shop, Ltd  The superiority of our Repair Work is winning  for this establishment not only the gooci, will and  patronage but the esteem of all car owners and  one reason we can guarantee our work is because  our workers are all mechanics.  We are handling the Gregory Tire���������Home  Grown and Hand Picked which we guarantee to  satisfy the customer.  * Don't forget our Specialties:  LATHE-WORK,  ACETYLENE- WELDING AND CUTTING  OVERHAULING and  RE-CHARGING OF  BATTERIES  ELECTRIC MOTORS   INSTALLED   AND  RE-WOUND  We guarantee all our work lo be Satisfactory.  Abbotsford Garage & Machine Shop  Limited  Phone, B. G. 7 ABBOTSFOBD B. C. Farmers 1918  Buy Your Goods At  HUNTINGDON, B- C.  THE COUNTRY STORE  with the CITY SERVICE  / NEED YOUR BUSINESS  Farmers' Phone 1303  I  A. E. HUMPHREY  .   (tata   Taylor ,&   Humphrey)  B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Room   6   Hart   Block,   Clrilliwaclc  Box , 4'J2. CHILLIWACK  RHSHMSe  sue  i  GIBSON & IRVINE  ABBOTSFORD, K.  C.  BUILDING     CONTRACTORS  Estimates Free ,  First-Class    Work   Guaranteed  Yarwoed&Burrarit  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAWOEFICE  OPEN   EVERY   FDIDAY  AJSBQTSroRI),   II.   C.  er i our business  Our Grocery Stock is now' complete in all-lines  and the prices are DOWN.  Fresh supply of green vegetables.  Free delivery to all parts of the district  Buy Bread Made In Abbotsford  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  <������������������������-*  J. E. PARTON  Carries  a  Stock  of  Wall Paper  AND  A T. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money to Loan oh Good Farm Mortgages.  A. McCalhim  Abbotsford  isss^fasssssiiesmfsw^  Advertisements under  heading coat 25    cents  Leave  copy  and   money'  'jotsford Garage.  the    arbove  per    issue.  at The  Ab-  FOR SALE���������Fine young cow,  very gentle, easy to milk, the richest milk and cream. Fine, butter  maker, a bargain. James M. Milstead, Abbotsford; B. C.  WILL EXPERIMENT  WITH LONE BROOD  BEE TREATMENT  As I meander round this town I  meet some folks with heads bowed  down and gloomy faces. I seldom  see them with a smile but hear them  moan most all the while "how dull  the place is." They nearly always  walk together and make complaint  ..about the weather that we get and  make an awful hue and cry that  "Really this is far too dry" or far too  wet. Or else it's business that they  talk and wave their hands round  while they walk, in sheer dejection.  Why everything is dead they claim  and things can never be the some in  this connection. These livjng inmates of the tomb pust walk around  and peddle gloom without pretending: they little think of how it grows  and gets darker as it goes on to its  ending.  I know a little blue eyed tot who's  just content with what she's got;  that's why I say I'd rather meet a  simple child than hear a man talk  harsh and wild things of today, Thats  why I like to meet a lad who shows  that he is really glad that he is living <  that's why I always like to pass a .  bright-eyed, smiling little lass who1  joys in giving. The boy or girl who!  tries to chase the gloom from off  some other's face is, in my mind, far I  greater than the grown up man who '  peddles gloom the best he can to all  mankind.  The   Meanderer  START HAULING ON FRmAY  HANEY, April 11.���������A locomotive  and-25 ballasting cars are waiting  until the C. P. R. line is cut to get  access to the Miami logging railroad,  about a mile east of Haney. The  hauling of logs is expected to start  on  Friday.  That B. C. is fast coming to the  front as a honey producing province  is further evidenced by the coming  inspection tour of the Fraser Valley  by Mr.' A. P. Sladen, Dominion Apia-  viest of Ottawa, Mr. iS'heperd, Chief  Inspector of the Kootenay district  and A. I. Root of Ohio. Mr. Root is  senior member of the A. I. Root Co.,  thc largest honey producers in the  world, and well known among bee  keepers as the leading firm in the  United States dealing in bee keeping  supplies, Italian Queens Nuslie, etc.  Of particular interest to bee keepers  is  the experiment to be carried  by these men    with    the new    Lone  Brood    Treatment    invented  by Mr.  Lewis a local bee    keeper, and if accepted by    such    authorities    as Mr.  Sladen  and  Mr.   Root it will  reflect  further credit on B. C. as a leader in  this  industry.       This     Lone     Brood  cure is a spray treatment of    B.    K.  and oil, and the Apiaries which  .vere  hopelessly    affected    last    year, and  were given this treatment, have clear  ed up and not a    trace is to be    seen  '   When one considers that up to the  present   the  only  cure   for  Apiaries  so affected was    fire���������'and    what a  loss it entailed���������when  a    man  with  50 or 100 stands of bees had to put a  match to them and see all his efforts  go up in smoke it    can    readily be  seen what this    cure    means to    the  industry.  During the tour of the authorities  through  the Chilliwack district they  will be conducted by Mr. A. W. Fin-  trict.  ley, Apiary    inspector    for    the dis  There will be some real bargains during  the next few weeks.  A. G. ANDREWS  CASH   GROCER  BRITISH COLUMBIA HENS  THE  BEST  LAYERS  The Province of British Columbia  has amply demonstrated its adaptability for poultry raising. In the egg  laying tests carried on over Canada  last year British Columbia gave the  highest production. At the Agassiz  Farm seventy miles east of Vancouver, 200 egg hens were quite common  250 and 270 by no means rare, and  at the Vancouver Tsland Station, a  White Wyndot'te flock of 200 pullets  gave an average of 195.97, 29 of  which were about 175 eggs, 82 above  200. There the highest production  was reached by a pullet that laid 300  eggs within the year. At the Vancou  ver Island station no bird is consider  ������d worth keeping for breeding that  does not lay 200 eggs the first year,  and no cockerel is retained unless his  mother laid 250 eggs in her pullet  year. This improvement has been  brought about by the pedigree breed  ing carried on by the Experimental  Farms' System which in recent years  has been giving special attention to  high producing strains of fowls.  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C.  Bill  was  showing  speed  When   a   tire   .'bust."  In memory of  A. Chancen Takeit,  He  didn't make it.  A   KITCHEN   OVERSIGHT  "This portion ia very small," the  diner grumbled. "As a regular custo  mer here I generally have two pieces  of beef, but tonight you have only  brought mo one."  Say! Mister, you's right!" exclaimed the waiter. "The cook forgot to  cut it in two,"  SAFETY   FIRST  drops  of  this  water   every  Doctor:-Take three  medicine in a glass of  two hours.  Patient:- Will that cure me?  Doctor:- That's what I am trying  to find out.  Son. "Muvver, toll me 'ow t'arver  got ter know yer."  Mother: "One dye I fell into the  water an' 'e jumped in an' fished me  aht.".  Son (thoughtfully): "H'm, tliet's'  funny; 'e won't let me learn ter  swim."  The Abbotsford Brass Band has  accepted its first 'engagement to play  at home on May Day, May 20th. This  is some boost fo the band and shows  the confidence of our town in home  production!  Lies   slumbering   here  One William Lake;  He heard the bell,  But had no brake.  At fifty miles  Drove Ollie Pidd;  He thought he wouldn't  Skid but did.  At ninety  miles  Drove Edward  Shawn;  The   motor   stopped,  But Ed. kept on.  Beneath this sod  Lies William Whissen,  He  didn't stop  To look or listen.  v.* ������������������ ���������  Here six feet deep,  Is   William   Jolley,  His   engine   stalled  In front of a trolley.  Ashes to ashes  And  dust todust,  A plant for the manufacture of  wood alcohol, asetate of lime, charcoal,- creosote and other wood tar  products has been established at  South Westminster, B. C. It will use  alderwood that will be obtained  from the reaches of the Fraser and  Pitt rivers.  At a college in England it is against the rules for male students to  visit the "resident lady boarders."  One day one was caught in the act  and brought before the headmaster,  who said. "Well, Mr. Blank, the pen  alty for the first offence is four shillings, far the second ten shillings,  for the third one pound, an rise* on up  to  ten   pounds.  "And what would a season ticket,  cost?" enquired the culprit.  Brown: "Don't you find It hard these  times to meet expenses?"  Binn:    "Hard? .Man alive    I meet  expenses at every turn.  Mistress: Norah, I rang for  you four times and you didn't come.  I'm getting tired of it.  Norah:  So am I;  that's why I've  -come.  To    borrow is   human; to   forget  about it is more so.  ������.. .*������������������  The goats are the butt of many a  poor  joke.  ".What's your idea of clean sport?"  "Swimming.".  Envelopes $5.50 per M,  yss  m


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