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 .\1-i  m  fowl:-  l+.'i'.  \S  w.  pto*^1  cia* V**!?-   .  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  'jilxil^.:���������.  rxrr   ���������jmi_ . ;  Vol. XVIIL, No. 11.  ABBOTSFORD, B, ,C.  FRIDAY, AUG   1. 1919  </  SI.00 per Year  "  Man  Attention���������If you are wondering where you can get FREE  ADVICE on repairs, and only pay for actual work put in  your car, come and see us���������a trial will convince you.   This  A.YOTHET  PACIFIC HIGHWAY  is the headquarters  good oil any car.  for Tourists, where,our workmen are  CARS FOR EIRE  S. KRAVOSK1, Proprietor  Farmers' Phone*���������One short, one Ion g, one short  B. C. Long Disgrace���������-86.  ' lf> At���������.Residence Phone  HUGE SCHEME TO DRAIN*  THE. SUMAS  Largest Pumps on Continent Will lie  Used in Project���������Six Million  Yards of'.Earfcft**Will be Needed  For the Dyke^-Valuc of Lands to  Be Reclajujed Estimated at" Six-  Million Dollars.  -.--���������Pretoria, July- 2S:'-���������With the decision of the provincial cabinet to accept the recommendation of.the advisory committee and select a firm  of eminent consulting engineers skill  ed in drainage and reclamation work  to assist in carrying out the Sumas  Lake reclamation work, the hopes  and dreams of residents of tho Sumas district at last are to be realized.  The plans prepared   by  iSngineers  Harvey  C.   Brice  and     W     .Chester-  Smith   for   the   erection   of  a   great  earth  dyke along the  Fraser  Rivit  to keep back the waters,  while the  inflow from the Vedder River is diverted and pumped out from the bed  of the Lake by a series of canals and  pumping stations, have been approved  by the  government,  after  being  endorsed by the advisory committee  of   the   Legislature,     consisting     of  Lieut. F.  W. Anderson, C. E., M. L  A., Lieut. Geo. S. Hanees, C. E., M.  L. A., and Mr. David Whiteside, M. L  A.    Other approving bodies are tlie  Landowners'  Association of  the  Sumas Lake district aud the  members  of the Land Settlement Board.  Unfortunately a few weeks before  the final report was ready Mr. Harvey Brice, who had devoted great  study to the project, passed av ay.  Mr. F. N. Sinclair was appointed in  his place to assist Mr. W. C .Smith:  in making the final locations, but tho  main Avork embodied in tho Brice-  Smith interim report is being closeiy  followed. Only on the question of  the location of the dyke and pumping  station is there said to be any- variance in the reports, Mr. Smitn's location being said to show a larger  area of reclaimed land a lower price  than Mr. Sinclair's. These matters  will, it is understood, be referred to  tlio consulting'engineers.  When the -work, which will lake  two years, is completed it will be 'i  wonderfully fertile area of AiO.OOu  acres of land to the agricultural  lands of the provinco. , Tho grey i.ilt  ���������which underlies the lake is said by  analysis to show an indentity of  character which tho wonderfully fertile reclaimed lands of Holland, it is  rich in organic matter and the bacteria which create nitrogen in the  soil and produce self-fertilization. \  conservative estimate of the value of  the lands to be added to the province is $6,000,000. As a matter of  fact similar lands in ���������Chilliwack and  Sardis sell as high as $900 and $100')  an acre.  As a piece of engineering the  work will rank among the lights of  the continent. Tlio pumps which will  'be installed compares with .those on  the levees of the lower Mississippi at  New Orleans as the largest in Amei-  ica.      They will pump a fifty inch  stream.. The chambers' of the eight  LAKE pumps will be so large that for clean  ing or inspection- work, a man will  be able to walk around inside. The  main dyke, to keep back the Fraser  flood, will also be huge ,the- plans  calling for about 20 miles- of earth  dyke-of an average height of i'our-  stor,y building ..    .-...,  Ever since  1892,. it .has   been'   a  dream of" residents"to    redeem    the  rich flooded area, but the magnitude  of the work ..in harnessing the Vedder  iRiver and in keeping back the Fraser made previous small-scale efforts  unsuccessful.       In   190S   the  B.   C.  Electric, which reclaimed a lot of the  marshy flats  by. the building of the  embankment which carries its Chilli-  'wack  line,  considered  plans  i'or  redeeming the  lake area and running  its   main   line   through   the   district.  The company spent over $100,000 in  surveys   and   plaus   before   deciding  that the work was too big to undertake.  An idea of the work is given by  the fact that the "Vedder River,which  runs through and assists to flood the  area has a decent through the valleys of thirty feet to the mile, causing a calculated .velocity of twenty-  seven miles an hour. It discharges,  when in flood, 5u,0 00 cubic feet of  water per second or one-tenth of the  volume of water passing through the  Fraser River. Each of tho eight  large pumps will have a capacity cu  1000 cubic feet of water'per second  equal to a body of water measuring  ten feet by ten feet by ten feet and  weighing 62,5 00 pounds.  To construct the main    dyke    to  keep back the Eraser 6,000,000 yards  of earth will have to.be scooped out  of place and  deposited on the dyke  site.    Thus   in   one   operation .it   is  planned to make tlie canals and the  dyke,   the  earth   removed   from   the  former making the latter.    The contractors' plant required for handling  the operations is said to run well up  to  half a    million    dollars.    Heavy  guarantees  for the successful carrying; out of the work will be required  Already several eminent engineers  have been over the location for interested parties, the most recent being  Mr. W. J. Roberts, consulting engineer for the governments of Washington and  Oregon, who is understood  to have been reporting on the work  in  the  interests of  the  Foundation  Company of New York.  The engineers' (estimates for the  work aro said to call for an expenditure of about -$1,5000,00 for the total work. Much of this will fail  back o*n the local landowners. Although there are 32,000 acres of  flooded lands. In tne scheme 200 0  acres will be used up in canals and  roads. Of the 30,000 acres which  will be left after reclamation, about  A sconic highway from North Vancouver to Liilooet, by way of Howe  Sound, Squamish and Pcnibort'on,    a  distance of one hundred miles,,as the  western link to the coast of the Pacific Highway,  and. incidentally   the  Canadian National'Highway was the  subject of an address by Mr.  G. A.  Kent,  chairman of  the .mining and  agricultural committee of the f13oard  of Trade at the board's annual dinner, a few days ago.  The other( proposed, routes are  from the coast to Hope via Chilliwack and over the mountain to  .Princeton; from Hope through the  Fraser River canyon to Kamloops,  reaching Hope via the north' side of  the  Fraser  river.  The speaker placed the cost of the  North Vancouver to Liilooet road at  $1,500,000 and further stated that it  was the only way that Vancouver  would not be sidetracked by the  tourist from -the south.  There is not much danger cf the  city of Vancouver being sidetracked  no matter what route is taken as all  tourists would want to see the great  Pacific coast  metropolis.  FERSOJH/lLS  .--'turned home  .   ^*- .-     *-.,    ...    . \   w  i's at Cr^ooiil  iOfi'C.  MARKET AT WINNIPEG  (From Markets Bulletin.)  '' ''Winnipeg,  July 23rd,   1919.  reference to our exchanged wires  Raspberries,  beg to  advise  that  .car which  was  hold at Calgary  partially  unloaded,  oponod  up  here, but when the last three  on   both  ends  were  reached  it  found that the berries were soft  mouldy.,   The car which came right  through was very fine, and in first-  class condition all through.  A car of Puyallup berries which  was expected to be on the market at  the same time as the above failed  to arrive and so left almost a bare  market for the Hatzics. The only  complaint there seems to be is that  the B.C. ������ quart package is. about  4 lbs. lighter than' the Puyallup pine  package. We understand both crates  cost the same.  The market is well supplied vvith  very fine B. C. sweet cherries, and  they are selling freely at fairly high  prices, however, a sugar shortage is  reported here and if this is not overcome, the outlook for sour cherries  will not be so good. Two cars of  Ontario Montmorencies arrived during past week, one in such bad condition that it. had to be jobbed at  00^ for G qt. basket���������the second one  was fairly satisfactory.  The Misses !?'':o:i  or.   Woda-Vmy alter  d'ivs wih 'he Alan?:  Beach anc- a:  White  ��������� Mis. Boyc. and Mr. Halliard Bo/ci  worr the glials of the Eby's niv\ ?,lc-  Gowan's. Mrs. MeGowan gave a  party to a' few friends on Friday evening in honor of her visitors. ".  The Anglican Sunday .School held  their picnic on Thursday afternoon  out. at Mr. HilJ-Tout's. About'.twenty children were present. Mrs. Swift  Mr. Shore, Mr. King and Mr. Bell  supplied the transposition, and all  had a very pleasant afternoon. ���������  , A banquet is to be held in rhe Masonic Hall on Monday, August <lth  and a dance in tlie Alexandria Hall  for the boys who were overseas.  Capt. Chas. Hill-Tout was a viislor  to Abbotsford last week on his return from overseas.  Mrs. Matthews of Victoria was the  guest of Mrs. Ware this week.  Mrs. Fraser and M'iss.Jna Eraser  wore visitors to Chillwack last week.  Mrs. Firlolte"spent a few days :n  Seattle last week.  The Ladies' Aid held their meeting at the home of Ms. Trethewey  on Wednesday afternoon-,  but owing  not  a     large  Mrs. William  at  Stave  been    in  returned  has been  number  to the berry picking  number were present.  Fadden  was a visitor.  Mrs.   R.  Thomas  visited  Falls  last week.  Mrs. Arthur Taylor lias  Vancouver this week and  with her son Freddie who  confined to the hospital for  of months. After undergoing a severe'operation and receiving the best  of care from the. doctors aud nurses  he is now looking well and 'able to  walk outside.  Mrs. M. Fraser spent the week at  White Rock with the Mc3M?nemy's  and  all   returned   today.  Miss Lamb is visiting in Vncou-  ver this week.  Mrs. Fadden, president of the W.  I. of the districts, is looking forward  to. a convention baing held in Abbotsford  this foil.  Mr. and Mrs. Hunt and daughters  motored to AVhitc Rook with Mr. Mc-  Mcnemy on Sunday. -  BETTER   BABIES  CONTEST  The W. I. at the Flower Show at  Mission City on the 1-lth will have a  Better Babies' Contest.  This is the first of its kind in Mission' City, where they think they  have some fine babies.  All odd lines of Summer, goods must be cleared regardless  of cost. Below are detailed a few of the prices that may  give you an idea of what i am offering. REMEMBER all  these goods are new, not old shop worn stock. Prices are  for cash only; sale goods not exchanged.  Boys' -Overalls���������just tho  thing to save Clothing and  Stockings; covers him all  ever, ages 2 to 9 Tor $1.20  Boys' Tweed School Suits,  well made, good quality of  strong serviceable .tweed,  ages 3  to  IT) regular $9.50  for  ������  reg.   $10.50   for..  reg.   12.50   for   #8.00  Capt.  today.  Whitchelo was at the coast  Mr. F. Fooks was in town. The  Sumas reeve appears to be standing  the duties of public office well, but  says he wouhnot let them raise his  salary. A       v  The beautiful rain of Thursday evening was just what was wauled by  some people, while the hay men did  not think it was required. The berry men are delighted.  MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS  The date of the Abbotsford-Sumas  Fall Fair has been fixed at Abbotsford for the 16th of September and  should receive the boost of everyone  who has anything to how. It ought  to be a good one and is being well  advertised. The prize list is now in  the printer's hands and should be  ready for distribution in the course  of about ten days.  Men's Felt - Hats, genuine  English Tar Felt, all styles  colors, brown, bluo, grey,  and black, regular $5.50  for    i\i:'.M.>  Just three suits lc:'t���������Men's  serviceable well tailored U.  K. Brown and Lkuincckburn  Tweed Suits, size 3 6, 3S and  4 0 equal lo any $3 0 .suits  shown anywhoro for .Si 0.05  Ladies White'Canvas Punin.s  to   clear #1.05  ���������Ladies' White Canvas H.ils  to clear $U.o.*3  10 per ceiil oil' all  lines  of  Ladies'   High   Grade   Footwear  unci  jiit.it   remember   I  have the iiucsl, lines obtainable���������-Oxford     Pinups   '.and  Specials-���������Boys' ..Tan ..Elko  Blucher Bals, every pair  guaranteed,   sizes   J     to     5  reg.  $5.50  for    : $3.05  Crockery Specials in Cups  and  Saucers.  GROCERY SPECIALS���������  Every line of Groceries absolutely fresh and guaranteed.  Campbell's Soups, 2 for 'Wc  R. C. Cleansers,, a pakge 5C"  Malkin's Best Baking Powder,   2   for J-5C  Clark's   Ready Lunch     Veal  Loaf, 2 for   -JoC  Heinz Pork and Beans, 1-2's  a tin  J5C  J Pay all railroad charges on  orders of #10 or over in a  radius of 25 miles providing  (here is not too large a proportion of Sugar and Flour.  Children's Wash Dresses &  Rompers, strong serviceable  crepe cloth, ages 2 to 5  Special l>,~>? and #1.13 ea.  Ladies   White   Wash   Skirts  Reg  $.3.50   for  $1.05  Ladies'   White Voile-Waists  at     #i2.9o  Ladies'   .Middies,   white   and  fancy  at,. .....St.05  up  Ten   Per   Cent off  all   lines  of   Ladies'   Whiteweur     ana  Specials on Blankols.Skirls  Comforts,   Table   Cloth,   etc  Mattress, full sized, regular  $15.00   for    .#11.25  Prints, Sheeting and Flannelette at TEN PER CENT  DISCOUNT.  18,000 acres is privately owned and  the  balance  of   12,00 0  is  owned   by  the Dominion and Provincial governments, who will thro wthe land open POSTMASTER   IS   WANTED  for small area intensive farming for      Notices are posted in conspicuous  soldier applicants.    The work is e.v-  pIacea  calIi       attention  to  the fact  pected to give employment to a large ],,   .   ...   4 ,    ,  number of returned men. who in due'that Abbotsford wants a postmaster  course will become settlers in the dis- and that aI] applications must be in  trict. ; by July 2.6th.  Don't forget.the date and be early for'some lines are very  'limited. -Butterick Patterns for September.  Canada Food Board Licence  B.   C  Phone,   I  No.  8-19707  Farmers'   Fhone  190" PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietof  FRIDAY,   AUG CIST   1,   if* 19  see ahead'of and around them, but  cannot avoid so long as they have to  submit to his leadership.  V&. ifc iii������ ffi'wT"  The'  Fraser  Valley   these  days ,is  sure   a   land   of   promise,   as   every-  ���������  where ono goes 'an optimistic feeling  is  prevalent���������looking  to   the  future  which   is  considered   as   full   cf  promise and,,  rich     with    development  Ideas.    The   old   time .resident   now  feels   that   an   the   war   is   over, the  rich fertile soil of the Fraser Valley  will surely como to its own and the  idle lands will become occupied with  rich  and   prosperous   farmers  of  all  classes���������dairying,     mixed     farming,  fruitgrowing and  market gardening.  The question  the other day    was  asked,  Could  the  Fraser  Valley ac  commodate   150,000     more     people  and yet not be crowded?    The answer  given   was   that  there   was   yet  room for at least 300,000 people and  still be plenty of room for more new  settlers.    The  Fraser   Valley   is    at  also cpciiijig up',, and it would not  bo surprising to find the Mission-  Hat.-'.ic heme?- found as far easl as  Boston and N^w York.  least one hundred miles long and  from fifteen to twenty-five miles'wide  and contains some of the. most fertile land that Canada lenows of. And  the conditions for development are  rich with promise. The climate is  such that while we hear of storms,  drought in other places during the  spring and summer months we  iind th.& conditions in , the Fraser  Valley such thai the business of  agriculture can be carried on successfully  and   good   crops   obtainable.  There is a lug opening in the Fraser Valley for a grand booster club  to make known the opportunities of  the valley. We hear of the large'  immigration schemes that are to fake  place in the near future and the  residents of this valley are loyal enough to say that there is no better  place to come.        ...  During the present fruit season  we cannot pick up a paper without  reading of the prosperity of some  farmer or fruit grower in some par!  of the valley.- It may be in Haney,  Hammond, Burnaby, Langley. Matsqui, Chilliwack, Kent, or Mission-  Hatzic. No one place has all iho  seeming prosperity���������all aro prosperous���������more so now than when the  income tax collector makes his appearance later.  We hear a great deal of how much  fruit can, be grown to the acre and  with tlie present prices has brought  the fruit grower such enormous returns per acre. With intensive cultivation there is no limit to tho a-  niount that can be produced, seemingly. The land is worth just as  much as it will produce. If it will  produce $100 an acre it is worth  that much, but if it will produce  enough to pay for itself at the rate  of $1000 per a<\re in thrco years  cr less it shoui-1 be valuable, land  and good land to have. Figures  and examples ot tne value of the land  are easily obtainable and no doubt  Bome of the real estate agents are  in a position to givo these figures.  The present good prices it. would  appear are here to stay for a few  years at least���������at least until such  tuno as the high cost of living and  high wages are not order of the day.  Tho price of raspberries, it is said  will bo higher. next year than this  year owing to the increasing demand  for tho product. Other fruits v/iU  then undoubtedly  be good also.  It is within the range of possibilities that tho acreage in raspberrit-s  next year will bo at least fifty percent more than this year there    irf a  But w:> want more roads and better roads than we have at the present. A policy of more money for  our roads in the Fraser. Valley would  be exceedingly popular with the people and by the time of the next election'it, is just possible that the men  who seek, the suffrages of,the people will find this demand,very strong  ���������much stronger than at the present  time.  A farmer government should  good to the farmers:  02  an  Jn reviewing the past session  up-country paper says:  When the present session of the  British Columbia .legislature began,  any impartial, observer of the political situation in this province must.-  have reached tlie conclusion that the  Oliver government had rather strengthened its hold upon the electorate  during the past twelve months.  True, the omens had not all been  propitious. The bye-elections had  sounded a doubtful note, but if they  had not greatly helped the administration they had been even more  lacking in encouragement to the  Conservatives. As a net result, Mr.  Bowser's following had been reduced  by one'and the House found itself  with a body of soldier representatives who were in critical mood but  wore willing to be friendly to ..the  premier, in return for moderate concessions.  Also all the- ministers had been in  office long enough to have thoroughly,  learned their duties. The departments as a consequence, were running smoothly.  In addition, there was a widespread  feeling that the worst of the perion:  of. depression had passed. The ex-;  Ira taxation was more or less ceasing to be a grievance and was becoming an accustomed burden. Some,  of tho legislation of previous sessions had begun to show beneficial  results.  Taken as a whole, then, the gov-,  ernment's situation was cheerful enough. They have nobody to blame  but themselves if they have lost  ground, as thoy decidedly have.  To begin with, there was the P. G.  ril. scandal, which declines to remain  decently buried. The premier is  paying a heavy price for his decision  Lo protect two or throe of his followers who are. reputed to have received  a share of the boodle- fund.  Next :u'order among tho subjects  which v.-A government has mishandled is prohibition. There is a strong  suspicion that, for reasons satisfactory to himself, the attorney-general  is none too anxious to have light  thrown en the manner in which the  law has been infringed. When a  legislative investigation was asked  for he-had it voted down.  But the worst of all the blunders  chargeable against the administration is Its treatment of the roturned  soldier.  Finally, but not leant important,  tho prcniior's ideas of finance are  parsimonious In tho extreme. Consequently, the provlnco is being run  on tho system colloquially described  as penny,.wise and pound wise and  pound   foolish.    Tho  resolve  to  cut  A Barren Liberty Restored  "1 didn't vote for prohibition, Bud  but 1 can see now that it has its ad  vantages," said an up country newspaper man tho other day.    "For one  thing ,J. am going to be able to step  out around die country a little more  than   formerly,  because  I   will   have  the full confidence' of my wife that J.  am going to return home in good order and condition.       1 was at    one  time addicted to the convention habit.'    I  was  a member, of  the Iron-  men, the,Woodmen, the independent  Order of the Choctaws, the Sons of  Joy,  warclman  for  my  parly  in  ray  district,  and   a  pretty  regular  dole-  gate, to   the   county   and   provincial  conventions, as well as, the fraternal  societies, and, now when I look back  upon   it all,   I-do  not  blame  Lizzie  for putting the lid on my activities.  So far as any good was concerned  I might well have remained homo  called, and fio, also,, might about 9")  from any convention to which 1 was  per cent of the delegates. The conventions were outings and that was  all.    It was,a caao of putting on a  (holiday   air   and   a   rainbow   badge,  , meeting a  lot of strangers,  gather-  .ng with others in a dinky, hal) somewhere, listening to. bunk,  making a  motion to adjourn, and going out lo.  get a drink and camping there.       I j  don't, think 1 over had the least idea  of what was going on at any convention  1  over attended.    There  was a  vast  marshalling of  Sunday  clothes  and   clean   lir.cn,   railroad   fare,   hotel  bills, committee sessions  with  a  few cases of boor and cigar smoke so  thick you could cut it.    Really, one  might think some business of -importance was going forward.     Pure bull!  of ordinarily respectable citizens tak-  Nothing at all, so help me, bin a lot  ing a run around where nobody knew  them."  "1 knew," said the Listener. '���������]  Avent over to the state convention of  the Order oi the Moon once, and an  1 had time to send home to the paper  was* a, carbon copy of. the report of  the resolutions committee, and' 1' dul  not get back to work for a week."  "Nothing like that now," said the  reporter. "Conventions will be perfectly decorous assemblages, and  hardly anybody will want to attend  them.-. So far as I am concerned,  prohibition has won my liberty back  for me. Lizzie will let me go. anywhere now, but what's the use of  going?"  nr=nKB'*T**nzma?m6������inn~<n*i^mavl wmiftnffiTC,|aifl  Says a subscriber:,"I called up a number the  other day, and almost laughed when',,Central  queried a number'quite different from that for  which I asked. When I had time to think,.a-  bout it, perhaps she was not to blame, for it  is probable,that the number was given'in distinctly."  This is a frank admission and gives rise to  the suggestion that indistinctness may be'the  cause of trouble more often than is thought.  Nine Ways To Save Gasoline  1. Do not allow engine to run  idle except when tiqso'iuteiy ..'eceo-  sary.  2. Run car on a clean mixture.  3. Prevent leaks in gasoline line  and shut off gasoline at tank whenever possible.  4. Keep motor free from carbon.  A carbonized motor is a large consumer of fuel.  5. Change gears more frequently  in order to run engine at high, economical and efficient speed.  6. Keep moving parts well lubricated.  7. Keep  tires properly inflated.  8. Use kerosene for cleaning instead of gasoline.  9. Do not drive at excessive speed  Power consumption increases at a  faster rate than speed. Every car  has a definite speed at which it operates well ov. '-\ rnaxmum fuel economy.  -- ���������--T*<  PAKXiCLTLAJt KATE  A young man approachod  a charming young dame,  As pure as the driven snow;  He tried to wish on her his banking  name  Her lot in with his to throw.  She piped his roll, which five fingers  won't hide;  But with scorn she thrust his proffer aside���������  Lips that touch sodas shall  never  touch  mine."  growing demand  for  the loganberry   the outgo until it meets the income  will soo many acres planted this fall.  Let,us got this booster club started and toot our horn so loud and so  long that the-sound will attract the  3 00,000   more   settlors   in   the   nc\t  ���������five years.  The marketing of small fruits during tho next few years will apparently be much better than in the past  With the establishment of pre-cool-  ing aud freezing- there will no need  f:r anv of the fruit going to waste-.  It can all be taken care of in'suen  a way that if will reach the markets  ox' Canada in good condition.  Markets on the American side are  has become a positive disease. At a  time when productive expenditure  is urgently demanded, the government is adhering with narrow-minded and exasperating obstinacy to a  financial policy in which there is  neither vision nor courage.  None of these causes singly might  do the ad-runistration much harm,  but-the effe< t is cumulative. When  put together they spell something  worse than efficiency. Honesty is  not the sole quality desirable in a  premier. Hhis other characteristics  are involving the Liberals of British  Columbia  in   difficulties which  they  "It is the unanimous sentiment of  the people of the entire province  that Premier Oliver is the biggest  and most complote failure as a premier of British Columbia that the  province has ever produced" said a  prominent Liberal of Vancouver the  other day.  fovapggBgjiBOTBiminiLiifOTffi  . H. JONES  Fu ) c-3;���������. I:'rector  AGENT   FOR   "HEADSTONES  Phone CoEnecticn. Mission City  =r-������<J?-  Xl.nsug Q-.snsj3i^^feniJ4Ji������iEiiro^  ������no������mu������miijntir  m������mji������j������i������Mii������. ������* ...f.ii.  Dr.&A.PoIIard  lentist  430 KAS7IXGS Street, W.  (Over  C.PR. Tick.  & Tel.  Offices)  VA.VCOUVKK - li.C.  It is always well to write or phone  for  appointments  L. DASHWOOD-JONE.  ISA KRISTER and  SOLICITOR  ������Oi? XLogrcs Bldg. Vancouver  Ccims/vl, J. Milton Price.  Subscribe  for   Fraser Valley  Record  "&  <;>���������-*  :-H*/^'.v  ?t fir.  ������).  mmkvi\!.mimi<\ir" waxv\wti*t.i\wwaxzttT!Kttnrz3x&3BxcE*a  Congress is beginning to feel -a  bout the president like the American  felt about his wife when he advertised: "My wife, Annette, he left my  bed and board. Any man lie trust  my wife that's loss for you."  While the-automobile.owners may  feci, tba they are superior ���������'���������eii.PH  because they do not have to ride in  street car;;, it still is not advisable  for them to go so far as to try running over the old-style carriers.  The little girls carry more or less  chamois rags, powder puffs A mirrors  and so on, to work with them, but  lunch baskets do not seem overly  popular.  YOU CAW AVOID  OPERATIONS.  For Appendicitis and Call Stones  through the use of .."HEPATOMA, a  medicine recognized as far bettor.  safer than oyeratjons. ijiu.&O treatment.  Sole  Manufacturers  MRS. CEO. S. ALMAS  524  4th, Avenue, North,  Saskutooon  FALL fairs  Agassia  Sept 4th  Abbotsford  Sept. 17th  Mission,   Sept.  17th and 18th  Matsqui  Sept. 18th and 19th  Maple Ridge   Sept 23 and 24  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MI.NTXG REGULATIONS  Coal .Mining llights of the Dominion in  Mamtoba,. .Saskatchewan ami Alberta, tho  UiUon 'territory and in a portion of the  Irovlnee of British Columbia, may be leased  for a term of twe-uty-one years at uu annual  rental of SI i>er acre. JS'ot more than 2o00  acres will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by  the avmlicfint in person to tlie A (rent or Sub-  Agent of the district in which the rights applied  for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions,  and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be staked out by the applicant himself, .    .  Each application must be accompanied by  a fee of So which .will be refunded if tlttf  rights applied for are not available, but not  otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on tho  merchantable output of the mine i.t the rate  The person operating the mine shull furnish tho agent with sworn rcturnn accounting  for the full uuantity of merchant able coal  ruined and pay the royalty thereon. If the  coal mining rights are not being operated,  such returns shall bo furnished at least once  a year.  The lease will include tho coal niinjnjr  rights only, but tlie leasece may be permitted  to purchase whatever available surface rights  mny be considered necessary Tor the working  of the mine at the rate of SI(1.00 per acre.  ��������� Kor full information application shoud be  made to the Secretary of the Department of  the Interior, Ottawa, or to any agent or sub-  agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. COltY.  Deputy Minister of Interior.  N.   B.-=-TJnauthoi'ized   publication   of   this  advertisement   will   not  be   paid  for.���������5878".  9  nig  !i#������$fs  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^mi^m^^^m^^^^mm^^^i^^mMi^^^i^^^^ M  ���������' ���������f\i-  m:i  rrr.r  ^AGfl THRBi  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ^  Letter  Heads  Bill  Heads  Envelopes,  Statements  Posters  Shipping  lags  Visiting  Cards  "gy???  ���������vt^tmm^ff.'"!  -. ���������  ���������   -* "*.   * ��������� ������������������ - - '  n adv  eopie  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 work.  next you see a good,  well executed piece of printed  matter, whether it is business  stationery, pamphlet, booklet  or any of the numerous printed articles, examine it carefully and you will invariably  find that it is the product of  this  office.     The  intelligent  Dodgers  Loose  Leaves  Invoices  Price  Lists  Invitations  eceipts  Circulars  Meal  '  Tickets  Menus  Fruit Grower a  receives  Hub'S  ^E=  E  THE Alii EN MENACE  The government is gradually a-  wakening to tlie menace of the alien  population in Canada, but it is  doubtful if tho step?; contemplated  to- cope with the propaganda'afoot  are all the public desire, says an exchange. If we are not mistaken, the  government possesses the power to  revoke certilicates ,ol: naturalization  in cases where individuals.are plotting against the constituted authority.  This is a power that will have to be  exercised if Canada is to be for the  English speaking races. There are  in Canada 63,784 Russian's of sixteen years'old and'over, and 70,000  Austrians, Avhile there arc many  thousands-of Germans, Bulgarians,  and members of Slavic nationalities.  As far as the latter are concerned  there seem no definite statistics a-  vailable, while the figures we hove  quoted are taken from lho:;" cui'ex .-  ed during last .year's registration,-  and it is not at all certain (hey a'f?  correct, or as'full as they o::ght !o De'  There is sufficient known ''however','  to show what a danger these foreigners constitute, inasmuch at; the government has information in its possession which indicates very many of  them are more or less efi'ecied by  revolutionary ideas.  Wo know in British Columbia  what the. alien problem is and what a  source of unrest, it can. prove. In the  prairie provinces it is even more a-  larming. It is true these foreigners  wore'admitted to tlie Dominion when  the whole outcry was for immigration, without restriction and without regard to the character of the  newcomers-.' Now it is becoming  widely known that many, if not the  bulk of these immigrants, have  proved undesirable'citizens,and it is  a question for the government to decide how long they are to remain a  disruptive force in the land. Many  of them have become naturalized, but  that has not prevented thern, from  being mentally responsive to the sociological and political changes in  the lands of their adoption.  week l\ calgary  UISTOIUC  TitAIL  k  TO  BE  UTILIZED  The Semiahmoo trail, used by the  gold seekers in the early sixty's when,  the Cariboo excitement was at its  height,, will, if the present arrangements got through, become a portion  of  the  Pacific  Highway.  The Semiah moo--trail has been a  thorn in the llesh oi. the Surrey authorities for some years, and recently it was given out by Reeve Sullivan and the councillors that the trail  had been .altogether abandoned by  the municipality and therefore no  more money would be spent upon it  by  the council.  It is now learned that the survey  for this purpose will eliminate the  hill grades and will shorten the distance by some six or soveu miles.  From information received at  White Rock it is understood that the  proposed new route will ruu from a  point on the present Pacific Highway  near where the Port Mann post office is situated almost at tho junction of the Old Yale Road and the  highway.  The lines run through good level  country and connecting with the Se-  miahoo trail the route will cross  the Campbell Rivei at a point near  White Rook and continue on to the  paved portion of the United States  Pacific Highway at Douglas, known  in Blaine as Washington Avenue. It  is further stated that improvements  to the approach to the Fraser River  'bridge on the Surrey side are being  contemplated. The sharp curve will  be eliminated by the addition of a  separate approach for the old  Road cut off.  Other improvements include  ducing the grade- of the new  Road portion of the Pacific Highway, by cutting down the brow of  the hill.������������������Motorist.  (Editor���������Is this survey made so  that it goes just past Hon. Honest  John Oliver's own property*.'J  (From Markets Bulletin)  ThiS'luis been a busy week in Calgary. Tho distribution arrangements  I'or car lots of raspberries went a-  stray. Twice during tho week curs  rolled in from Matzio and Ilaney cm-  the same train. Today the market  is bare, and Re'gina has two cars'  rolling. Sugar shortage and high  prices make careful distribution a.  very important point. Every opportunity was present to cut prices, but  thanks to the good condition of berries in the cars this was avoided. A  few casts of mould was--discovered in  Calgary and Winnipeg. This year  has been exceptional; almost all berries arriving at destination without  loss.  Cherries.���������A car lot from Okanagan of f:ne quality cleaned,up here on  Wednesday. Some of the finest from,  ivacio,  and  Summerland,  some very ���������  good in car lots from Okanagan.  Many small sized  bings are cotii-,  ing  from Denver.  Potatoes^ are quoted at all prices  from Vancouver. $10.00 to $15.00 a  ton below the Okanagan Valley, who ,  are selling but little. Can anything  be done to. protect the lower mainland grower until he is organized?  At the present value of money $40.00  a ton is scarcely the cost.of production for the mature spud at digging  time.  Celery from Armstrong is improving in blanch. Vegetables from B.  C. and local are offering freely. B.  C. Apricots (Royals) have made  their appearance. This- market is  flush on cantaloupes and bananas.  Sugar shortage is acute from Rcgina  west, and has interefered with our  raspberries and other berry sales.  This has lasted throughout the season so far.   ,  New potatoes are quoted t at the  coast at $50.00 and Okanagan Valley $55.00.  r.iMiUY   PRICES   AND   PROSJL'KCTS  Yaie  re-  Yalo  The first blackberries of the season in crate lots were offered in the  Vancouver market or. Saturday and  sold in $4 pe-- cirJte. The prospects  are that these will bo fairly plentiful -later on. ��������� Meantime cue/ are  having a good reception.  The -.aspberries are still a.m.\l:,g  in small quantities and holding firmly at !);8.5 0 per orate. Loganberries  too were none to plentiful. The  local grown seem to lie absorb.-}.1 before reaching the market, which had  to be content witn the product of  Vancouver island gardens. These  however, were good, and sold at $4  per  crate.  Blueberries are siill in evidence  but dropped in price to $2. They  are not,so popular as the ''Ontario '  blueberry, which, though indigenous  to B. C. are seldom found in such  quantities as in the East. On the  Calgary market these bring $o for  a 15-lb.. basket.  Strawberries have practically disappeared for this season. Currants  arc more plentiful and gooseberries  are fast passing the desired *'in the  stage.  wood"  MATSQUI FALL KAIK  The date of the Matsqui Fall Fair  has been arranged for September IS  and 19, the first day for the exhibitors to arrange their exhibits and  the second day f/ir visitors. Thii  comes close to the Mission City and  Abbotsford, and will be a week of  fairs for this part, of (he Kr'iRcr Valley.  The Matsqui Fall Fair is going to  be bigger and better than ever so  the report has gone out. Thxre will  be more exhibitors than ev?r according to promise lo the directors and  the President Mr. J. A. Morrison is  talking Matsqui "Fa 11 Fair everywhere he goes, ft is whispered that  this year there will be strenuous  competition between the highland  and the lowland, to see who will  carry off the most prizes.  Have you arranged yet to exhibit?  O MIXING NEW OFFICE  Mr. G. C. Hodge, travelling representative, for the B. C. Returned Soldier Commission, was in Mission  City this week to meet the returned  soldiers' train. He reports that an  ollice will be opened in Vancouvei  for the convenience of the soldiers  and that he will be in charge of it.  Major F. A. Robetson, D. S. p., is  the chairman ot" the Commission and  Geo. F. Fyke is the general secretary.  Mr. Hodge's office will be Room 3  Third Floor of the Court House Annex,   Robson   St.,  Vancouver,   B.C.  Talk about tall people;   wq mw a  fellow this  week who had   to  keep  his coat buttoned tight so he could  stand up.  MFSSJOX'.CITY'FLOWER  bHOW  The date for the Mission City  Flower Show has.been set for Thurs  day. August 14th in the Imperial  flail, and the prize list will be out  in a few days now. The list this  ���������year is much larger than formerly  and excellent prizes are offered.  The W. I. are anxious to make  this one of the best evre held in  Mission City and ask all who can  to arrange to show so as to Bwell  the number of exhibitors and thus  moke the show a success.  Mrs. Osborne, the secretary, ma}  be seen at the store at almost any  time.  The local business men have given  t he prize list good support.  /  S$> Mi  PAGE SIX  tHB ABBOTS^Oki) POS?1,  ABBOTSFQKD,  B.  d  se  3C  >^fv^������^������wN*ii*rfWw  v-nugHaapoHm jsoatBtsua  sBXinBaoDaamnv'  47 T  THAN THE BEEF, PORK, VEAL and other Fresh Meats  Purchased i'rom  WHITE & CARMICHAEL  Successors to C. Sumner  GIVE US A TRIAL FOR A MONTH AND BE CONVINCED  B. C. Phone 41.  Farmers" Phone 1909  Abbotsford. B.C.  ������  0-12923  Your' Buildings against ��������� Fire. Because rebuilding costs 100  cent more than a few,..years....ago. Yet Insurance rates have  increased.  per  nor.  H. O. HARTLEY, Abhotsfod, B. C.  Representing Board  Companies Only  (Late Henderson  & Taylor)  c,  CIVIL ENGINEERS & SUItYEYOKS,  Box 1.1 Abbotsford, K. O. Phone 3IX  XOHTH"\V.KST PIUNTERS  MET IX SKATTJiM  VICTORY   I'OR   'FKUIT   GROWERS  The master printers of Oregon,  Washington and British Columbia  mist in Seattle on Saturday last and  there were about 3 00 delegates from  the two  states and  this province.  The conference was held under  the auspices of the Northwest division of the United Typothetae of A-  morica, and is the first since the formation of the present organization  two years ago.  The purpose of the meeting was  an educational one and was part ol  a three year campaign conducted by  the national organization on which  more than ono million dollars is being spent. The object of the-cam-: L:ie eXpress Co  paign is to educate the printer in  modern methods pertaining to the  trade, such as the installation of systems for cost finding in the shops,  and to promote better printing.  After .the routine of reading the  reports some excellent papers were  re-ad and discussed. Among these  were "The Present and Future Supply of Printers"' Mr. F. W. Kennedy  of the University of Washington delivered an able address on this. It  appears that in the cities it is a hard  matter to get the young men to take  up the printing business, although  good, wages are paid. To obviate  the scarcity of printers the art is  now taught in the University of  "Washington at Seattle also taught in  Portland as a part of the high school  course; also taught in Tacoma, and  will be taken up in other places as  arrangements can be made. In a  great many cities of the- United'  States special arrangements are now  made for including printing in the  Trades and Industries training.  Other subjects taken up were: The  Labor Problem and Suggestions for  its Solution,- Uniform prices for the  Pacific Coast; Co-operation of Pacific  Coast Typothetae and the object of  organization.  A committee of two from as many  of cities represented at  the meeting  met  to  discuss labor    problems    at  which  it  was  decided   to  uii   no  account grant a seven  hour a  day at  $1  an hour;  to work  for a  nnifoim  wage throughout the province of B.  C, Washington and     Oregon,    with  lho exception of those places where  the cost of living were lowor.    Any  .raise or lowering of pay to bo guided  by the government reports in Canada  and   United   States   of   the   coot   of  living.    Spokane claims that tlie cost  of living is less there than any other  place  in  the state.  The trend of the whole men ing  was co-operation in the printing business.  (From   Market   Bulletin)  Dominion fruit growers are much  indebted  to  Mr.  G. E.  Mcintosh,  in  Charge'of Transportation.     Mr. Mcintosh's    intimate    knowledge      of  freight   and   express   rates,   and   all  pertaining to moving fruit in transit  is \cry valuable to producers.     His  skilful   arrangement  of  the  case  of  the producers east and west against  the application of Express Companies  to  abolish   Commodity  Tariffs,  went  a   long  way   to   help   winning   their  point.    The case of the east was similar to the west, excepting that the  west had to cope with keen competition from the south.    ,lf the application had been allowed the western  fruit men would have been practically driven out of busines' by the low  rates existing in the U.  S.    This is  all changed,and fruit growers should  I'eol that the award is worthy of the  tight  they  made,  and  we trust  that  the increase in general express charges will  be ample compensation  for  KOA 1)8   CUT   PRICES  AM)  SAVE  FARMERS   MONEY  The entire surplus production of  the farm and many products of the  forests and mine must first be hauled over country roads to the shipping point. The office of public  roads estimates the cost of this haulage at not less than $50,000,000  annually in the United States. It  further estimates that" the improved  roads would reduce this cost one-  half, which would result in the saving of   $250,000,000  annually.  ���������It might be noted that the freight  rates on the railroads have been reduced since 1S37 nearly 90 per cent  but during that time there has been  practically no reduction in the cost  of highway transportation. The  reason for this is that the railroads  have been operated from the standpoint of paying interest and dividends, which has forced systematic  and ���������economic management whereas  our highways, because of our failure  to appreciate their economic importance have been neglected. ,  It is imperative tiiat endeavors  which have been made to reduce tho  cost of highway transportation  should be carried to a satisfactory  conclusion by the construction of  good roads in every part of the.  country where the traffic demands.  As an example or wnat may "be  ���������accomplished by the construction of  good road3, an address made before  the Panama American Road Congress  at Oakland, Cal., in September, 19.15  by Frank Torrace, <t pioneer roaci  builder of the State of Washington,  is interesting.  I am not an engineer; T am only  a common farmer and dairyman, and  I in (Ae fall of the year when the roads  are ;>ad, and we had no roads. Twen-  jty-i'.'ve hundred pounds was the best  , I   could   haul,   using   a   team   1,70 0  II puuads in weight. Allowing $5.00 a  : day for me and my team, which was  ! liili i enough, I, loft my home at four  ������������������o'clock in the morning and 1 wabbled  I back home at 6'at night, a tired man  j and a tired team.    It, .therefore, took >  j $,:���������'.0 0   l.o  land   that 2,500  pounds  oil  icahVige on the market.  I     JA'ow what do I do?  ���������With a beau-  jitifn! ' road,  ,1   put' on-5,000   pounds  I and   trot along that road,  leave my  i home ������t 8 o'clock in the.morning and  ' arrive .back there at 4  in' the evening,   without turning a  hair  on  my  ���������team.    It is a pleasure to drive over  that road.  "Now, take your pocket book's out  and your - pencils, and figure what a  ���������difference it makes to me between  costing me $5.00 to land that 2,500  povnds of cabbage in the market and  landing 5,00 0 pounds for the same  price, with a seventy-ton crop. Did  if pay me? Was it good interest, on  the/taxes that I have to pay? Why,  my taxes were only a mere bagatelle  compared  with, it."  This appears to come right from  the shoulder. If Mr. Torrace can deliver his cabbage to market cheaper  over good roads, it is reasonable to  suppose that the customer will pay  less.  At the meeting of the regional directors of the Highway' Transport,  from all parts of the United States  in Washington, in September, J9.1S.  Herbert C Hoover, federal food administrator, made the statement, that  he approved the development of rural express as a means of saving'  perishable foodstuffs, for stimulating production of-more food, for lowering costs of living and for conserving farming man pow'cr'for the soil  Ho observed that 50 per cent of the  perishables used in market are wasted largely through ineffective.means  of getting them to market.  "Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the  interior, said:  "I can see the making of a new  cAnierica, a- nation of farming communities and small industrial centres  These centres must be developed and  tied together and made easy of access by good road6, over which the  most efficient of transportation will  haul foods to market."  The foregoing is ample evidence,  if evidence is required in. this  straightened age, of the fact, that  improved road conditions will mean  the reduction in the cost of transportation, and the retail prices of  numerous commodities will at once  feel the influence of the transportation costs. Particularly is this true  of the products of the farm and the  forest for, after all, a great portion  i'.' tho retail price of an article is the  cost of its transportation.  The Good Roads movement hat>  many sides, and numerous favorable  arguments may be found, but, the  argument which, at the present time  should have greatest appeal is that,  outlined above���������good roads, the  roads to lower prices.  '   urn* MtnmltifERtfHiiwS^  wR^i'f^^^x-hrSiwitfti Jj������cli������nKtfiMii *u������r*rw������������*iitiap<������w=^Mi������T������������*rt'   ������ti  Either our bread or our -buns are delightful for sandwiches, in fixing up a basket of lunch for a picnic or other form of  outing. ��������� They satisfy that healthy appetite which is developed by contact with  nature and give' you strength with which  co .endure fatigue. You will want to fake  along some knicknacks in the form o':  cakes and the like with which our pastry  counter always abounds. Try us for the  next picnic.  License  Xo.   8-2S5S8 .'������:'"'���������  License  N'o.   5-1088  ALBERT . LEE,'. Grower   and   BaKer  #uwa������:<*MarcreimiHn  ^  T!  O.'S GIVING TO  PATRIOTIC  FUND  A report is now issued by the provincial branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund showing that the total  contributions from British Columbia  points to this fund, from September  1914 till March 1919, were $3,353,-  257, and the disbursements during  the same period were $5,729,188.00,  the difference, $3,375,930.75, being  supplied from the central fund at  Ottawa.  Fraser Valley points contributed  the following amounts: Agaasiz.  17027; Abbotsford, $8324: Burnabv  $2994; Chilliwack $12,801; Delta,  .,'20,900; Fraser Mills $19,700:  Hope $1485; I.oco $1584; Langley,  $11,874; Mission City, $34 4 9; Maple  Ridge $4511; Port Coquitlam $4.-  6 71; Pitt Meadows $100: Port  Moody $5310; Surrey $5424.50;  Yale $1342.  On the claim that it is "Cheaper Advertising" than  newspaper advertising, a good many unnecessary advertising schemes are soldto business men.  The plans for buying are usually made in the home at  the warm fireside, not when the family is on an amusement jaunt. .- -  Supplementary advertising includes all advertising  outside of newspaper advertising.  note  THE HAY CROP  Owing   to   the   drought   the  grain  and straw in the Delta will be light  this year.    Root crops will also suffer;  but the hay crops in the Delta  are good.  In the Matsqui district the hay is  exceptionally good this year and the  prosent fine weather is a boon to Hie  haymakers.  of all the branches of farming there  is nobody who uses the road more I Who FacCil the Judft.e?  than the dairyman because he uses ���������,-_-.  it every day, rain or shine. But 1  raise other things besides milk. I  raise cabbage. I am here to say  that there is no part of my farm  ���������neither my wagon, my mowing machine nor anything in connection  with my farm that pays a bigger  'dividend   to me than the  roads.  "Now, let me illustrate. One year  f raised seventy-five tons of cabbage  I had to haul this cabbage crop to  a sauerkraut factory in South Seattle  As you know the cabbage crop comes  The Princeton  Star says:       "The  cut of Arthur L. Sifton in the New  Westminster  Columbian , last Thurs-  ' ny  looks  more like  the picture  oC  Bill  Miner than the former premier  of Alberta and at present a member  of the Dominion cabinet."    The editor of the Star, had he ever faced  Hon. A. L.  Sifton  as a judge in  a  lib-el  trial,   would   have    recognized  the photo as a true one.���������Columbian.  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY,   PRCPRIETCP  HUNTINGDON.  B. C.  Now is the time to get your supply ."of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.


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