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 u  I.A  <!  <f  \+  *?  &  s  vv  ct*  &���������  <l  B  i  1  I  ��������� If  With which is incorporated ''The Huntingdon Star  VoL XXVL, No. 14.  Abbotsford, Friday, August 3,1923  $1.00 Per Annum.  ���������Mas  THI PIONEER STORE  We want you for a patron of our   Store   and   Butcher  Shop, if you are not already making purchases here.  We offer you an efficient and better service in all  departments      c  -t <  ft. DesMAZES  I-none  16  ABBOTSFORD AND WHATCOM*ROAD  Whatcom Road, Tel. 23M       Farmers 1912  Is it Overproduction Or  Improper Marketing  For he first time in fifteen years  residence in, a fruit district, the remark has been made often this j^ear  that we produce too much fruit in  the Fraser Valley, and that is the  cause of the present financial loss to  the growers- this year. A few years  ago it was. said that it was impossible for the province of B. C. to  over produce in small'fruits, why the  'change of view���������the view of several  prominent m'en in the district.  It would appear on the surface  that wih a population' of 100,000 at  least in the city of Vancouver, and  probably a city population of double  *-at in the province .of B. C., together  with the large number of consumers  on the prairie that it cannot he  overproduction, yet. The number ~>f  carloads of fruit shipped already  Fraser Valley will probably reach  the 200 mark, or, together with the  L. C. L. shipments somewhere in  the neighborhood of 200,000 crates  of berries. This' does not look hs  though there were over production.  It is a small family that does not  consume in the season at least two  crates of small fruits.. This making  something like 100,000 families to  consume the berry crop of the province. There must be at least that  many families within reach of easy  transportation.  . There  are  two  other  factors' that  would appear to be more responsible  for the slump in the berry situation.  One of these in the fact of "so much  foreign   fruit  coming   into   the   province  of  B.   C.  and  also  on  to  the  markets, for instance, and it will tit.  found that foreign berries' came in  long before the B. C. crop was avail- j  able.    The prices started at $4.00 or j  $4.50 a crate, and by the time the j  B. C. berry was on the market many;  had been supplied and the price was (  dawn  to   $2.50  and  $2.75..    At  tliia j  price the Fraser Valley berry had to  be  sold.     A crate  of  excellent ber-j  ries  was sent from  Mission City to  a friend in Vancouver at a cost of  $2.75 a  crate.    The day  it reached  the  party  he. bought  another  crate j  of excellent berries for  $1.50.    This  was  owing to  improper  distribution  of berries on that date and previous;  purchases. But why should the Van-;  couver market be filled with foreign  berries of the same kind long before  the  local  is on  the market?      The  local gets his profit and he is commander of the situation at all times  He has no more investment probably  than an office chair and a desk, maybe a typewriter, while the fruit grower  whose  berries  he  sells  and  gets  more out of it than the grower, has  thousands of dollars at stake in his  investment.    Why  should   not. Vancouver   people Wait  until   the   local  berries are ready?  It is hardly conceivable that tho  distribution of the berries of B. C.  are properly distributed on the  prairies, owing to the fact that the  large mor?eting concerns do not  work together. Do all the companies that handle berries know the  exact condition of the berry market  in town on the prairies Do they  know where the various cars' that  leave the province are heading for  and what date they reach their destination? Co-operation on the part  of the grower looks good, but why  should ������ot there be co-operation on  Entrance to High  School Results  Matsqui Centre  Clayburn���������Frederick Healey 355.  Mary V. Bateman 300, Louise L.  Thompson 300.  Matsqui���������Conrad A. Erlandson  347, Einer M. Ebbeson 345, Cyril E.  McRae Robinson 313, Ruth V. Lid-  strom  305.  Ridgedale���������Elmer A. Baharrell  3.61, Violet M. Adams 322, Ingval O.  Fore   311. >  .Huntingdon   Centre          Huntingdon���������Isabel D. Brokovsi  364, Enid -Vera Winson 343, Walter  S. Curtis 306, Wilmina' J. Fraser  300. ���������    -  Upper Sumas���������Jean A. Fraser 347,  Helen   MacAdam   307. ,.       <,  ;-v._;     .   Abbotsford"-'Centre A  Abbotsford���������Mary C. McDonald  361, Robert H. Baker 360, Leonard  W. Cruthers 348, Ronald J. Hay 337  Carry D. McPhee 322, Ernest A.  Rowles   300.  Poplar���������Ivy V. Bourke 350; Mar-  jorie E. Green 349, Lawrence G.  Stewart  300.  Mount   (Lehman ..Centre  Mount Lehman���������Walter J. Tsrael  331, Samuel P. MacLean 300, Eu-  dora  E.  Walters  300.  SEEK OPENING OF  MT. LEHMAN ROAD  l  GLEN VALLEY, July 3.���������Local  residents are agitating for the opening up of the River road from Sullivan's farm to the - Mt. Lehman  road a distance of about one mile.  This section has already been surveyed, and while the opening of it  would not decrease the distance to  New Westminster, it would give a  much better route, for the Mt. Lehman road could be followed to the  Yale and the latter into New Westminster. This would be especially  true in the winter months when no  small distance of the River road  is' impossible with a car for some  time. It is likely that the matter  will be taken up with he proper  auhorities  shortly.  the part of the commis3icn houses.'  Improper distribution will glut almost any market in twenty-four  hours, and here must be improper  distribution when there are so many  agencies working not in unison, but  in opposition to each other.  It would appear that if the berry  situation in B. C. is to be saved and  the consumer gets; his fruit at a fair  price, that the dominion government  should name a berry board for tnt.  purpose of setting the price at which  the berries should be sold on the  vaious markets, and also sotting the  price for,overhead, expenses, including commission and transportation.  If a price were set there would be  little opporunity for trie foreign product.  This paper would like to see this  matter taken up by the provincial  and dominion governments and properly worked out, so that the large  investment in fruitlands of this pro-  vice would be saved to the men who  have invested their money and their  labor. Foreign fruit brought in by  commission houses should not be allowed to have the cream of the situation; besides the consideration of  so much money going out of the  country to build up a foreign nation's  'business.  HAPPILY' WEDDED  TRETHE WE V���������HOKIMR  A   very  jretty, wedding  was   sole;,  ninizcd   on   Monday   evening   in   the  Kitsilao    Methodist    Church,    when  Miss   Flora.   I-iorler,   R.   N.   of   Vancouver   became, the   bride ' of     Mr.  1 Lester   Trethewey     of     Abbotsford,  ; Rev. Mr. Vance, pastor of the church  'officiating.       The   church   was   very  prettily decorated for the occasion by  girl   friends of 'the  bride,  who  was  given*in marriage by.Mr. T. S. Smith  She  was beautifully gowned in cha-  targon-colored  georgette  crepe,    the  bodice and side panel of which were  elaborately embroidered with    chenille in  the same shade,  the skirt of  the same material being finely pleated.     An   old-fashiioned   corsage   bo-  quet of artificial, flowers was worn at  the  low  waistline.     Her  hat  was  a  becoming model of leghorn with facings of orchid taffeta and trimmings  of black velvet ribbon and lace. She  carried a beautiful boquet'of Ophelia  roses.    Attending  the  bride  as  matron   of  honor *     was    Mrs.     Lome  Kyle,,  who was attiredin shell pink  satinj with   georgette   crepe   hat   to  match, and carried a boque of mauve  and pink sweet,   peas.    Mr.    Charles.  Trethewey, brother of the groom fulfilled the duties of-best man. Following the ceremony a    reception    was  held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.  T.   S.   Smith,   Third   Avenue,   Kitsl-  lano.. .  The   tea  table  was  centered  with   the|. three-tier  wedding     cake:  and prettily decorated      with    smal'  ..vases  of roses';- and  sweet peas;   the  same  flowers  being effectively  used  "in. "the artistic"'1 decoration    of,. the  rooms. '  Mrs'.  T.   S.  Smith and  Mrs.  Bradshaw of New Westminster, presided. Assisting in serving were. Miss  Emma Trethewey, Miss Elsie    Cope,  Miss  Margaret    Cope,    Miss    Helen  Bradshaw and Mrs Bert Banton. The  ices  were  cut  by  Miss  Clarice  Trethewey. The young couple left for a  honeymoon trip by motor to Seattle,  Tacoma   and    Portland;    the    bride  travelling in  a  French  suit,     richly  embroidered and beaded.  A chic hat of mohair, with trimmings of French flowers, completed  her teilette. The grooms gift to the  bride was a platinum and diamond  pendant; to the matron of honor, a  pearl necklace, and to the best man  gold cuff links. Mr. ad Mrs. Trethewey will take up their residence  at Abbotsford.  UOBBEHY AT MATSQUI  TOURIST ENTRY  RECORDS BORKEX  All previous records for people en-  ering Canada at Huntingdon in any  one month are already broke in July  Last week 37 90 persons crossed  from American soil, and 4692 during the first week of the month.  There have not been less than 200  on any one day and there have been  as high as 1351, which record was  established on Sunday. The previous record this year was 1195  persons on July 4.  ..The traffic this year so far has  been considerably greater than last.  In May, 1923, 10,395 persons crossed to Canada as compared with 7,-  000 in the same month last year. In  June this year there were 10,060  entrants, against 6,254 in June,  1922.  Motor cars to the number of 490  entered Canada last week and 300  crossed to the United States during  last week, and last Sunday 389 cars  crossed the line going both ways.  The improved condition of the  roads this year and the additiona'  paving .on the roads from Vancouver towards the boundary, has' done  much towards stimulatig and increasing traffic to Canada. Most of  the tourists stay from three days tc  a week or more, except a number  who crosses on Sunday just for the  day.  Mr. Norman     Hutchinson'    leaves,  this week for Los Angeles, California.    Norman was popular with his  many friends and will    be    greatly  missed by them all.  Rev. Mr. Congden of Sumas was  a visitor of Rev. W. Robertson at  the  Manse  on  Thursday.  , a:'  Constable Broughtpn and Municipal Constable Lehman spent Thursday in Matsqui inquiring in to the  robberies there the previous night.  Several cash donations were taken  so far no arrests have been made.  Irom places of business there, but  so far no arrests have been made.  '   Mr. and Mrs. M. Shore were guests  at White Rock on Sunday.  L.  Bates  for  several  days.  - .Miss Kitty Taylor    has'    received  word   that     she. . has     successfully  passed the intermediate examination,  piano and theory,    of    the    London  Royal Academy of Music, Miss Taylor is a pupil of Miss Steede, Abbots  ford, B. C.  Mr. Murdock McLean has rented  Mr. Ed. Witham's' farm for three  years. At present Mr. Witham is  harvesting a heavy hay crop an a  portion of the Amiens Farm, but expects to enter the employ of Steeves  Dairies in a short time.  Mrs. McDonald and young son  are guests in the home of Mr. ami  Mrs'. Alex Gillis. Mrs. McDonald is  making her home in Vancouver  having come from Prince Edward  Island recently .  Masters Frank Appleby, Graeme  MacFarlane, and Andrew Elliott  have returned to their homes in  Vancouver after spending two weeks  camping at Mr. and Mrs. Wm.  Greens' wbjare they were employed  berry picking.  Mr. Wm. G. Morrison contemplates  opening a store in Huntingdon, J*.  C. His friends here wish him every  success in his new business,  and Mrs. D. R. Nichlson and is' vis-  ' Miss Waite is the guest of Mr.  iting the many friends she- made  during her two years term here as  junior teacher in the public school,  been on the Revelstoke school staff.  Mrs. Cocking with her little  daughter has returned to her home  in Vancouver after a delightful holiday spent with Mr. and Mrs. Cog-  gins.  RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS  IN MUSK  The results of the examinations in  music of the pupils   of    the    Misses,  fateede,  who  tried  the annual examinations of the Associated  Board of  the Itojal Academy of Musi:: of Lon  dun. L'nglanc1. are as follows':  Primary Division���������Vera Bedlow.  Elementary Division,���������Perry Buk-  er, Peggy Hill, Flossie Hunt, Mar-  garite McGowan, Beatrice Ruker.  Higher Division���������Stella Hurum  (Matsqui.)  Intermediate Grade, ��������� Corinne  Floden, (Matsqui.) Irene- King,  Freda Nelson, Catherine Taylor,  (Mt.  Lehman.)  The pupils all done exceptionally  well in the examinations and received high marks.  ANNUAL MEETING OF  FOOTBALL LEAGUE  The annual meeting of the Fraser  Valley Football League will be held  in the Bank of Motreal Chambers  on August 16th, at 8:30 p.m.  The matter off affiliation with the  British Columbia Fooball. Association will be held before the meeting.  The election of Officers', for the year  will be held, and the yearly reports  of the president and secretary given.  The advisibality of forming a  Junior Football League in, the  Fraser Valley will also be considered All those interested in football,  are ungently requested to be preser-t.  - Among the Abbotsford guests who  attended the Trethewey-Horler wedding which took "place in Vancouver  last Monday'were:. Miss'Emma Trethewey, Miss Clarice Trethewey,  Messrs Charles and Clark Trethewey  Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Trethewey, Mr.  and Mrs. Earnest Trethewey; Mr and  Mrs. Lee McDaniels, Mr Howard  Trethewey, Miss Violet Rudge, Mr.  William Rudge, Mr. W. L.,Hillier of  Bellingham.  Mrs. P. E. Dagon and children are  visiting with friends at Sechelt for  two weeks.  ������* A Genuine   Hi  Grade Fountan  P  We want every boy and girl to have one of these pens  when they go back to school. Remember this does not  cost you one'cent, all that is necessary is to keep the slips  for your cash purchases until the total amounts to $2o.00,  Bring them back to us and get your pen. This applies  to all purchases'whether groceries, dry goods, boots and  shoes or any other departments in the store. It is only  good during August. ___/  All summer lines at tremenduosly reduced prices.  Women's cotton stockings, black and brown 25c a pair.  All straw hats half price.      Ladies white canvas Boots,  leather sole, to clean at $1.00  GROCERIES:���������  Royal Crown Soap 25c a p'kg; Tomato Catchup 19c btl.  Fresh veg^ables.  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY '\tt  THE ABBOTSFOBD POST  Published Every Friday  ,  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY; AUGUST  3,   l!������2'J  3.S cc^.ii';:.L:noiili.  la   a   position   to  ,-oiild   lie  the difference ko  long  Not  many months ago   the pxiblie Jall0 )liail0;i the land  way benefitted  were expectantly looking forward to  is  a  new  provincial  election,  but from  present  appearance  the    people     of  British  Columbia    are    doomed     to  disappointment    for     some   time  to  come,   as  Premier  Oliver     has     an-  . nouiiced that ho likes his job so well  that heis going to keep it until su-'ih  time as ho has to go to the country���������  three more sessions if he so desires.  In   the meantime  General   Mcliac,  the new aspirant for political leadership  in   the  province  has placed   his  "Searchlight,"   on the  platform  and  in phamphlet form, on the  P.  G.  >)',.  In     referring     to it  he calls it  the  "Great   Betrayal"     of    Bowser   and  Oliver, placing some "ugly facts" as  lie  calls  them  before  the  people''1-:  this province.    Facts with any political'interpretation    upon    them    aro  ugly, unless it is the certain political  faith that one has adopted, but not  in all the reports' of his speeches has  lie ventured to give any remedy for  the   riddance   of  the   burden   placed  upon   the  people.  When     a    doctor  diagnoses a  cas'e-'he  generally  proscribes a remedy of he possibly can:  when a general  finds the enemy  in  a certain dangerous position he feels  it is his' duty to use his forces to put  the enemy in a place where they are  likely   to   do   less   harm.     When   <v  politician,-if he be a genuine leader,  finds   that  a  state  of  affairs   exists  which he considers not in' the interest of the majoriy of the people, he  should show a way out.     But long,  long ago,  many, people of  this  province have ceased to look upon the  P.  G. E. as the one most important  matter   in   the   development   of   the  province, which the government -has ,  to   deal  with.       The ��������� obligations  assumed by the province will be paid,  and the hope, is expressed    that    at  some  future date the P.' G. E.   will  look like a valuable asset to one of  the transcontinental lines that carry  wheat from the prairies to the coast  ���������and the province may get in cash  for  its value,  probably one-third  of  what the actual cost of the road was  to the province. The P. G-.  E. looks  like a political-blunder to the B. C  voter, but with    the    true    western  spirit   once   hope   of   redemption   is  gone, with  it goes the mounring of  the  loss,  and  the    hope    that     the  future  will  hold brighter  prospects.  In   the   meantime   General  McRae  is clouding the political issue in this  province, as there are other matters  of equal importance to the people of  this province, that needs    attention.  The farming situation    in ' B.    C.���������  righ   here   in   the  Fraser  Valley  requires some remedy applied to it so  that  the  farmers and    fruitgrowers  ���������may he able to make enough to pa>  the cost of the P. G. E. and over and  above that of a living, with a little  laid away for old age.    It is of vital  .importance this year    or    any    year  that the farmer who has an excellent  crop of hay should not have to compete with hay brough in from a foreign country:  it is highly important  that the fruit industry should be pro-  octed   from,   the  same   foreign   invasion.    You say this is dominion politics,  and  probably it is, but we believe   it  is   within  the  scope  of   the  provincial  government    to    legislate  along lines that will help the marketing  conditions  and  the method  of  .marketing, right    in    our    province,  why   should   the  middleman   control  the situation in the future as he has  in the past?.    He    brings    in    hay,  potatoes, fruit, and other agricultural  products  to    compete    with     the  home  grown.     Why  not  make  it  a  criminal offence for any man in the  province to do that!    It is a criminal  offence now; why not make it legal?  This is' only one phrase of the situation that is just as important to the  people of this province as the P.  G.  E.  0"-course General McRae might  think that either Oliver or Bowser  would steal his thunder it' he were to  prescribed   any   remedy   that   would >  Politics and'politicians should not bo  selfish.  ��������� The people of this- province are  ripe for a change of govcrnmoav,  when an election comes along, and  General Mcliac has the chace of his  life, if he would not cloud the issub  dwelling too long and too often  limn,  worn   blunder  made  in  by  in   the   time  worn  connection wllh the P. G: 13. instead  rui I grower,  the  otlrer  how  to  tell the- farmer and the  the business man, the miner,  lumberman and Ihe var-iuiis  occupations in the province  nial-o so they can besides improving  their condition, pay the taxes imposed  by the Oliver government.  Maybe then John O. would change  his mind about three sessions.  Tt looks as though the Conservatives are due for their innings. U\  Ontario they had a big victory, and  last week the Conservatives ol P. h*.  1. showed thai they were'-tired ior  the present of Liberalism.  Let's see how it figures on  the    centre    ther-  pore clock.., Y.A't.i  the   govfc:-iiii.oii;  find   money   for   liberal   housing  assistance.  Premier Massey, in reviewing the  progress of the past decade, gave a  summary of'New, Zealand's progress',  in which he, showed that, notwithstanding dil'ficulties7 the total trade  ���������1il;s increased 8*> per_cont. and exports ,98 per cent. Last year tho  country had been a hive of industry,  resulting ' in great improvement - in  pu -die and private finance. Production there Js.being well maintained in  an, lity and value, and the exports  are 'ccoiderably increased. The premier pointed out that tho return to  prospoi'icy had exceeded expectations.  Nothing is likely to foster that pros  perity more than the corning reductions in taxation. New Zealand, like  Australia and some 'other parts of  the empire, reAili;:es how necessary it  is to restore confidence ' in public  finance and- that this can be best  done by a'reduction in administia-  tive expenses and a 'cont'equot decline  in the taxation imposed.���������Victoria  Colonist.  ^pfess  y.awccBgarea������������BMrTB*",'w>.wajM���������������i mimac���������1������  4^  S.  Growers Are  Glutting Market  Tak-  as  in   Ontario     ���������     -  arc three provinces between that and  p y. I where a victory was gained.  Coming west there are three provinces between Ontario and B. L.  Conclusion: The Conservatives are  due for a victory in B. C. if an election comes off in B. G. before any ot  the other provinces. It is up to  John 0.  There is "something rotten m the  state of Denmark." We" are told that  fruit is wasting in Ontario a lew  mUes out of the cities while people  in' town are unable to buy the same  produce on account of the high  prices. A proper system of distribution is sadly needed.���������-Kitchener  Record.  -   In presenting each number of the  Ferguson'government with bibles the  lieutenant-governor once again shows  that he may always'be relied upon to   cash 0perat.brs at $80  do the right thing at the right time.  ���������Toronto Globe.  An English banker thinks . the  Canadian government should guarantee all stocks and ' shares which  Canadians sell in England. He ought  to see some of the stuff we palm off  on each other.���������Toronto Daily Star.  The "Ca Canny" policy of General  McRae does not mark him for leadership. Generalizing on the P. G. ' 10.  question may be well enough in its  way, but unless some solution of thp,  north country's' transportation problem is forthcoming, it cannot be  said that the general's efforts in the  direcion of launching a third political party are likely to be crowned  with any signal success. The leader  of the Provincial party has* not ss-  yet demonstrated his anility fori  leadership to the extent of prescribing a posiive cure for the country'?-  ailments. Drawing attention to certain problems does not necessarly  provide a formula for their elimination.���������Cranbrook  Courier.  PENTICTON, July 25.���������Tlio situation confronting the Associated  Growers of 13. C. with regard to the  disposal of the apricot crop is looked upon by local growers who are  following the situation closely, as an  cxircmely serious one. Tho Vancouver market is already overstocked   with   apricots'   from   Washington  which Water street wholesalers,  'formed irto pools, have purchased  and are urging consumers at tho  coast to buy, just at the time tho  Okanagan's apricot crop shows a  to roll. The same thing occurred  about the time Okanagan cherries  began'to reaclv that market, and it.  is feared, a simiilar situation would  develop when the peach deal has to  be put over.  The Associated's estimate of the  Okanagan's apricot crop shaws a  probable 5,000 crates. California  apricots were selling in ' Portland,  pre., on July 14 at $1.25 to $1.50  per four-basket crate. Many hundreds of acres in California are not  being picked, particularly where the  fruit is a little off-size. Washington  apricots  are being bought      by  per ton in  bulk or $1.15 to $1.25 per crate  packed. The prairie markets " arc-  reported'to be only lukewarm, with  opening quotations of $1.5 0 for No.  Is and $1.-10 for No. 2s.  Advices from" the. coast indicate  that the Water street wholesalers  have bought about twice, as many-  Washington apricots on a firm basis  of price as they will be able to market at anywhere near coast. Not  only is this the case, but Washington apricots have also been marketed on consignment.  This mean's it is  THE NEXT ISSUE  of the  GREATER VANCOUVER & LOWER MAINLAND  ; TELEPHONE DIRECTORY  Closes July 31 si, 1923.  K yen arc contemplating taking new service, or making any changes in or additions to your present service,  yen should send .notification, in-writing, not later thau  the above date, in order that you may taks ' advantage of  the new directory listings.  . The Telephone directory ��������� offers an attractive and  effective medium i'or advertising purposes. Advertisers  should bear Ihe above date in mind so that insertion may  be sure in the directory.  British Columbia Telephone Company  When  you order, printing you  buy  something  more than paper and ink.  The  best advertising talk in  vulgar and commonplace .if  distinction.  STYLE in printing is an art.  it just anywhere.  the  world looks  printed    without  You cannot buy  stated that if  the Okanagan apricot deal is to be  'put over in a satisfactory manner  the growers must expect their fruit  to be culler heavily.  V.TTjTj   ROOST   SPUD   INDUSTRY  The    activities   of    the Senate in  organizing bills are much  less than  the house of commons.    From 3 867  ������������������1923  there were 5871  bills which'  passed   the  commons  and  were sent-  to the Senate.    During the same tim-.V  the Senate sent 12 94    bills    to    the'  house   of  commons.     The  latter   included    bills    of divorce," which  became    rather    numerous after 19 00.  Of the bills sent from the  house of  commons, the Senate amended 12-16*  i.e.   21.5   per  cent.,   and  rejected   2  percent.    To quote from one authority,   "The  Senate  has  been   of son)*  little service-in improving bills sent  to   it   from   the   house  of   commons.  For five provinces it has served as a  divorce court.    These are  its public  services."    And  not  so  long ago  it  made a strenuous effort to get rid of  its divorce duties, as it did not consider  hem  suitable  subjects  for    so  august a body to deal with.���������Koot-  enay Times.  NKW  ZKALANI)'   KXAMVLE  Now Zealand's budget for the current year, as well as showing how  an economic policy has been followed, points to reduction in taxation  which it is' now possible to put into  effect. Within two years economies  to the tune of ������3,735,000 has been  effected, and this year there was a  surplus of ������1,300,000. It was possible  to transfer ������3,000,000 to the loan re-  demption account. The penny postage is to be reinstated in New Zealand on October 1, there is to be a  reduction in the tea duty and reductions also of the land and income  taxation. On the other hand, the  naval defence vote is being increased/  VICTORIA, July 27.���������The provincial government has decided to get  behind the commercial potato'indns-  try in British Columbia, it was .announced yesterday, and the department of agriculture will render  every assistance possible to the organization of a co-operative'marketing system to eventually embrace nil  the potato-growing .sections of the  province.  The first unit of the system will  be brought into being at a meeting  of the Victoria Potato Growers' Association on Saturday. The association will cover the whole of Vancouver   Island.  Figures were given out yesterday  by the department, showing the  number of recognized growers of  certified potato seed and the acreage devoted to the indusry in Brt-  ish   Columbia.  There arc now 140 growers of certified seed in the province as compared with 89 growers' in 1921  when the government commenced  its certification work. The increase  would have been still greater had  the department not. declined to take  in a number of districts where adequate inspection facilities could not  be provided.  The cost of printing depends upon something-  more than the profit which the'printer puts upon  it.  . Much depends upon his plant, his organization  his technical ability and experience.  iUOHAL���������For th'8*J)est printing', something' distinctive and  original, get an estimate from us.   ���������^  The Printer    |  ������������������WMBII     MM-     LMW���������>���������"^  Phone 6720  Hub*Square Mission City, B.  in "Success" and Mr. Tynan's sympathy with the role is explained by  the high motives' by which he is activated.   Friday  and   Saturday.  HARVEST' KATES  FOR AUGUST 8-18  Harvesters' , excursions to the  prairies' will be put on this season,  inclusive. Tn order to get the advantage of the special fare in force  for men going to work in the harvest at the office of the Employment Service of Canada, Begbte  street, where certificates are issued  for presentation at the railway  ticket  office.  .SMPPING. WKIGHTS  HAITI MORS   IS   TH'K  SIOCRKT  OF  "SUCCESS"  "The theatre should teach us how  to  bo   happy."  P.rand.on Tynan, star of stage and  screen, now appearing in a photoplay version of the stage play "Success" at the Victory Theatre, has  always held this theory. In his own  plays it has been reflected, and it  is manifested in his own personality  as  well.  "The theatre should teach : us how  to be happy," he repeated. "Now  more than ever. When first T read  'Success' I saw in it this possibility  Mr. Tynan's ideal of happiness' is  expressed in  the phrase:   "A oharao-  to  ������500,000,   which   includes   ������100,- ler ennobled  by love and  sacrifice."  assist  the  man  on  the  land.  What 000 as a contribution  to the'Singa,- Such a character is Barry Carleton  Wd have been asked to state for  general information tho shipping  gross weights of the follwing containers:  Strawberries, 24 pint hallocks 22 lbs.  Raspberries, 2-5 (it. hallocks.. 201bs.  Cherry, 'I bskt. cherry crate.... 201bs.  Plum,  4 bskt,  23 lbs  The Dominion regulations ar<  charged in respect to the raspberry  hallock, which in future will hi  shallow pint, the shipping weight for  the shallow pint has not yet been  determined but will likely be 24 lbs.  We strongly recommend the use of  the shallow pint for shipipng Blk  and Red Currents,. Gooseberries', Loganberries and Blackberries. Goose  berries shipped in 4 lb. baskets.  Alex.. S. Duncan'  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public j  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building :  Phone 8801 P. O. Box CO  MISSION CITY, B. O.  Wm.   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist.  23 years among the Stockmen of  the Fruser Valley. Am familar  with-'the'different breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address   all  communications  Box 34 ChilliwacTc, B. O*  to  You can't offend a homely woman  by telling her she isn't.  Daughter���������"May I go to a wedding,  fathRT?"  Father���������"Must you  go "  Daughter���������"T suppose so.    I'm the  bride,"���������Parrakeet,  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  m  "���������"���������RDS I  I  I  ft;  ir-  F  iU .  If,  ft1  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  <tp\  ^tf-eaewTti <��������� aaacacJM  A. R. GOSLING  W1IRN YOU  WANT  Mouse and  Sign Painliiig  and  General  House Repairs  *  Phone 34X -    ���������     P. O. Box 31  ABBOTSFORD, li. G.  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  iloora   0' Uiirt   Diode   Chllliwnok .  Box   483. CHILLIWACK  ANKit  Ol'1  MOKTRKAh  Ci.OP 3S!SL\W:  Wi  Dyrrant:  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OPJON   EVJGHY    I'DIDAV  AUHOTSVOHI),   ���������������   C.  \T  ALAN M, BROROVSKI. "  AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  LIVE STOCK a Specials  P. 0. Bo:: 9.4  WEEK IN CALGARY  This week's" weather has been ex-,  cellent from a growing standpoint,  being ��������� intermittently mixed with  warm sunshine, clouds, showers and  electric disturbances.  The crops continue tp improve and  only unforsoen disasted can hider a  record crop being harvested.  Business is..still slow, and very  little improvement, needs, be looked  for until harvest is well advanced.  British Columbia fruits are now  displacing important stuff in almost  every line. - Early ' apples are now  ready.- ��������� Plums, pears and peaches are  also being,quoted from B. C.  Hothouse tomatoes are', down ' to  $3.50 -wholesale. -Many local hothouse toms-are offered on the market.  Berries.are now arriving in excellent "condition. Prices stiffened this  week and are now $3.50 per crate for  ���������rasps in Saskatoon .and Manitoba.  Alberta has only a price'of $3.2"> due  to heavy L.C'.L. shipments' preventing the $3.50 price'taking effect:.     -  Loganberries are a drug on the  market. Salmon Arm cars about 50-  50 to'" rasps and logans are hard, to  sell owing to having for too many  lgans in them. Prices for loganberries are ���������holding at $2.00 to the  wholesaler and retailing at $2'.50 to  $3.00.. ���������"  The high price' of sugar is having  a marked effect on preserving berries'.  The market for Bing and Lambert cherries is  impoving.  New potatoes are down to "rock-  bot'tom"���������$2,2.'50 and ! $25.00 per  ton being'quoted F. O. B. Vernon and  Okanagan points'.  Calgary Wholesale Prices  Black'Currents,   B.  C, per 24-lb  bskt       3.00  Raspberries, No.   1, B.  O, per cratn  '    3.50  Loganberries, No. 1, B. C, per crate  .- - --     2.5C  Blueberries, No.  1, B. C,��������� per crate,  ���������   '.    '      2.50  Blueberries, Ont., per bskt     2.7!>  Cherries,   B.   C.   Lamberts',  4-bskt.        3.00  Apricots, Cal.,  4-bskt.     2.50  Poaches, Cal., per.peach box .... 2,25  Plums,  Cal.,  Blk.  Diamonds,   4-bskt.        3.00  Calgary   Oar   Arrivals  July 19th to 2Gth.  From B. C.���������5 mixed vegetables;  1 mixed fruit and vegetable; 1 mixed fruit; 5 deciduous fruit; 2 potatoes'.  From California���������1 apples; 1 can-  telopes;   1   deciduous  fruit.  From Manitoba-���������1 mixed vegetables.  From Washington���������1 onions; 2  deciduous fruit;   1 apples.  Gene-AL  Satisfactory conu'tions continue in  he JrAaiiAe  pjwhr.'.es  and  piospec'1-.,  lulicate a good all round crop.  Damage from Jia.il and pests is unimportant  in   aggregate.   Prospects   in   the  other  Provinces,  with ��������� tho  exception  ;f   New   Brunswick,   whien   bus   sui-  firod   from   drought,   continue   satis  ���������'actory.   Details  fnl'ow:  Ui'iur'.e pi'OviiK'cs.  Edmonton "District���������Crops making  rapid   growth,   hail  prevalent   covering small  areas  wi(h   ligh  damages  Calgary   District���������Prospects     stiil  ���������jxcellont,  CO  to 100 per cent,  wheal  beaded    out.     Oats and, barley  w.*V  advanced.    Some damage by hail a  '*ew points 'and  some   recoveries a;  being made from    previous    storms  Lelhbridge   District���������   Crops   ���������������������������������������������������  'inuo (o show splendid promise. 1-T..I  weather prevails with heavy rains A  i   few     localities.       Scattered     li.-  storms reported, but area o!' dama- ���������  not1 Targe.    A  few outlying  d'Strh-l  anticipated  limited yield  due  o 'lac  of 'moisture,   but   olherwis"   .-til   re  ports  favorable.' 1-leavy c op  tiniothj  hay on irrigated land.  Saskatoon District���������Weather favourable. Prospects generally fair, although rust in some districls. Ha..,  crop good and pasture plentiful. . .  licgina District���������Crops generail;.  reported satisfactory, but rust Iku-  developed in several dlsiricts. Sonu  Damage from hail. Hay and pa.i--  tu re  good.  Winnipeg District.���������l'ror;pects con'  tiiuio favourable. No dnniago- fron.  hail, ])osfs or rust, '"air'rye far crop  Culling general. Other grains doing  well.   Pasture  and   bay  good.  Province of Quebec.���������A fair crop  of 'grain is expected. Growth is a  Utile backward. Corn is improyi'ir  and average crop expected, liay in  inorst districts above average. Root,-;  have good appearance and genera!  average crop being looked for. Small  fruits in most districts plentiful' with  apples a little below average. Pasturage generally good,  conditions very , satisfactory. Good  harvest weather in Western part of  Province. East somewhat later"'and  in need of rain. Harvesting of Fall  wheat is in full swing and producing  satisfactory yield. Spring grains in  good condition. Root crops doing  well. Second crop of hay is being  cut in sine sections'^ Apples reported'  light.crop. rPe.aches,. plums .and  grapes promise large yield. Pastures  "on whole good. .  , Province of British Columbia���������  Weather conditions'continue favourable. -First crop of hay ' of good  quality . gathered. Grain, cutting,  commenced; crop .above .average. In  Karnloops district, grain,'.more than  double-average, but'rain n,o'w needed. Okanagan , apples _.heavy crop,  ���������showing above, normal,:as to size.  Early. ,varitie's now moving. Small  fruits, roots- arid potatoes slightly" below "average.-,, ..Prospects for later  Pasture   abundant. ,  SwiiELY NO GAME  .FOR- AN AMATEUR,  You are bright, but you can't tell  'how many toes a cat    has    without  looking. A I i      .  LADNER, July 28��������� "Politics is  no game for an amateur, for it i-:  only to men of- the best, ability and  .the highest indigrity that the positions of' managing the affairs of the  prvince should be entrusted.' This  declared Hon. A. M. Manson, .Attorney-General in the course of an  address given at a public meeting  in the McNeely hall Ladner, last  evening. Althouugh the meeting was  open to the public and was called  for discussing the matter, of a now  bridge lo Westham Island, it had  every appearance of a Liberal political meeting, for not only was the  attorney-general present, but Hon.  T. D. Pat tu Ho, Minister of Lands;  Hon. \V. H. Sutherland Minister of  Public Works, and Mr. A. D. Pater-  son, M.L.A. for Delta riding, were  also in attendance.  Mr. Manson gave a comprehensive  resume of the work of the government, and then proceeded to deal  with the action of the Senate in- connection with his liquor legislation.  In these remarks, he wan particularly caustic, while he also justified  his now famous epistle. He was  prepared, he said, to stand by every  word in this communication and  would not withdraw a solitary ono.  The attorney-general also ��������� referred  critically to."one. of'the local members' of the House of Commons."  and while dealing with the statement that politics was not for a'rn-  aeurs', he incidentally put in a good  word for Premier Oliver, who he  said, measured up to the highest  standard required.  LAND   RECLAIMED  AT  SUMAS TRANSFI'IRRNI)  VICTORIA, July 30.���������Transfer to  Chilliwack-Sumas Dyking Commissioners under the provincial government of-12,120 acres' of crown land  for one dollar by the Dominion Government has now been completed.  "Investigation by engineers of the  department of the interior show that  'land applied for is valueless in ifs  present condition, being either  wholly covered, by the water of Sumas Lake or subject to frequent ami  prolonged submergence therefrom  and that the reclamation of this land  will be in the public interest,"  says  =aw;  Man has learned to do some remarkable things with organic life,  ''oth animal and vegetable. Ho must  .io tho work exp.M-.Ano.iitall.y, ' for, ai-  .hough ho has found out much about  .he laws thai, govirn heredity, he  .���������annot account far s^ino of the  "-.hings that happen or IV! lo happen  ,vhcn lAa'n;; doc'.ic are blended. But  ���������.till be 'i.'-Tsr-'i'.- firds a way lo get  ���������vhat. ho wants from M oilier Nature,  el. us c'-inp'dor, for an example,  -,'larqu's  wheat. .  ,  ,  Northwcsic"'.!  Camv'r.. is a land of  videsprea.d  praiv'es well adapted, so  'ar as s'<*'  :s    cr-no^med,' to    wheat  arming and too  far north  for    any  M.her  cop  that  is   nnarjy  ho   proLl-  blo as' wheat     But you cannot grow  ���������������������������lit"-1 v-hent in all part" of Canada.  lie pru'rio in use have a'spring-sown  ���������heat and, if its people are to take  rl vantage  of  the  fields   that,  spread  ;p to the Peace  River Valley within  '. few degrees of the    Arctic Circle.  1 must be a rapidly ivrowintr variety,  one that'   matures within ten  week's  ���������f  plan!ing.  There are other    qualities    that a  isM'ul vnr'ety must have. It must be  able to  resist drought no    less than  ������������������'ild, for the western 'prairie is often '  both dry and cold;' if it is to sell at a  'rood, price, it must    m'll    well    anu  -'>ake well:  and'it,   must    produce a  high yield to tho acre. There have al-  vays been varieties    of    wheat,    that  'lave one or two of those five essential qualities, but until recently there  vas none that combined all of them.  That there is now one is owing to the  ong and patient labor o\' Dr. William  Saunders of Ottawa and his two sons.  1 loginn ing with a Russian wheat  '.hat will ripen in a latitude of more  Mian sixty degrees north, they crossed with the well-kown Red I^ii'e  wheat,' which has superior milling  (ualities. ��������� When they had got a  hybrid variety that would ripen with-  "n seventy days and make excellent  flour iheyrhred into it a Calcutta  wheat that is notable for productiveness' and for its power to resist  drought. And so year after year they  worked away, trying one combination alter another, select in.<< this  and rejecting that, finding that one  .hopeful kind of crossbreeding would  not answer and'that another, tried  on the- off-chance, would answer  very well, until at last they had produced a stable,seed that "would produce wheat with every desirable  qualify for subarctic culture. That,  wheat they call Marquis.  Incidentally (he Raundo'r.ps established another variety that thoy  called Prelude. It will ripen in eight  weeks and has been raised at Dawson within the Arctic Circle. It may  son within'the Arctic Circle.- It maf  perhaps be grown even in the lower  Yukon Valley. Tt does not produce  heavily, however, and forthat reason  ���������.   -..a.   -,-m,      ���������lni,(-:n,r      w],e,.G     .U1y  other variety will, grow.  ; .     - ...^o iv,   u.s Saunders fam-  ,'ily not only to their native-country  j but to mankind as well is worthy of  ; more recognition than it has receiv-  | ed. They are men wlio have done  better than those whom Dean Swift  praised so highly���������the men who  made two blades of grass or two  oars of corn grow where only oiib  grew bcrore. They have caused  whole acres of waving grain to spring  up where before none would grow.  They have pushed forward the domain of civilized man in the face of i  cold and' drought and'given to Canada new homes for its people and  now sources of inexhaustible wealth.  bottom and turned over their sides,  l ne cars had been dumped at the top  of the bunkers and wore being moved a few feet ,by, workmen to place  olh^r cars in n position for'dumping,  when they started on the,down-grade  Later in the day a wrecking crew replaced the-cars and repaired the  track. 'No delay was caused in, the  '���������!������������������������������������'n,g of , cement on the Pacific  Highway, for ��������� which purpose the  materials  were   being  unloaded.  WEDDING BELLS  MILLAK���������V'KBCHFIiE  fFrom Fraser Valley Record)  The wedding took place on Tuesday. July 31st, at. Sudbury, Ontario  o,l* Miss Alberta, Madeline Verchere,  youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  P. A. E. Verchere of Mission City  lo -Archibald Millar of Toronto, son  of Mr. and Mr. J. 13. Millar of Mission   City.  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Millar .left  fol low-  Parry  Sound,  spend     their  They  will   ro-  OFFICIAL  OPENING   OF  PACIFIC HIGHWAY MAY  TAKI2 PLACE AUGUST 25������  CLOVIDBDALE, July SO.���������Business men are endeavoring to have  the official opening, of the Pacific  Highway on August 29 instead, of  Labor Day, September 3. Tf. is con-  fended (hat much inconvenience will  be experienced by tourists ��������� on the  holiday if the road is not opened  until 2 o'clock on that'day.  Tw0 gravel cars broke away from  control-, on the rock bunker here  Saturday, tore down .the steep gradtf  of   the   chute,   jumped   the  track   at  ing  tho  ceremony  for  where  they intend ,to  honeymoon   enmping.  side   in   Toronto.    '  The popular young couple have a  best of friends in Mission' City  who will wish them every joy and  prosperity..  , BUTIilQIt���������WniSTLKR  On July 2, in Christ Church, Van������  couvcr. Henrietta Kathleen Whistler, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  W-. W. Whistler,, Mission City; to  Edward Butler, of Barnston Island,  third son of Mrs'. Butler, Ilford Eng.  At home, Barnston Island.  -^Canada and, United States are-doing more today to show what relations ought to exist between nations  throughout the world than any others  A-mutuality of interest in,life is the  finest, ,1110 surest guarantee of amiable relations, and when the world  comes to a realization of that fact  there never will be another war in  the world.���������Harding at Vancouver.  JH |/ rtf/#  v  CANADIANS have always been  noted for' courage, '.optimism  and faith in their country.  Canada was .not built up by pessimists, nor.will Canada continue to  develop if her'people allow themselves to become croakers and  grouchers. Canada  is fundarnentallj"'  an agricultural  country. We have  a soil and climate  which can .grow  the world's finest  agricultural products. -  Canadian farmers ���������who have  earned . the capital  invested in their  farms out of profits  in farming" are  numbered in thousands. These successful farmers  have paid off their  mortgages, stocked  their barns .and  stables, bought their  machinery, made a  good living and  brought up their families. . It meant .hard  work, but today, they  are independent.  Money in Mixed Farming  In recent years, at different points  on the prairies, oats fed to steeds have  brought from 70c to $1.07 as against the  Fort William price of 42c per bushel,  while barley used for the same purpose  has brought as high'as 99c as against the  Fort William price of 57c per bushel.  Farmers marketing their coarse grains  in this way lower marketing cost, have  a sure market and make money on their  grain, while at the same time they market  their roughage,"otherwise, often wasted.  The cattle embargo is now off. Steers  are worth more money and certain to  make good money for the Canadian  farmer from now on.  Money in Pigs  The Dominion Experimental Farms  have proved by actual test that there  is a profit in feeding pigs. Last year at  the Central Farm, Ottawa, after paying  for feea, labor, interest and depreciation,  the net profit per pig was still $4.63.  Prof its from Sheep  ' As money-makers, sheep are hard to  beat.- In every Province from Prince  Edward Island to British Columbia are  found many flocks returning generous  profits to their owners.  'am^'TTV,7*-fir'yjrnyr't^���������tJl-fffrl's  j  B  n  Canada is meeting with the  keenest competition in the marketing of her products. To hold  her own and regain her place on  the worldls market, she must reduce cost of production.  The only way to do this is to  ���������increase production per acre, per  cow or per other unit.  But improved quality, also, is  essential to meet market demands.  The quantity and the quality  of the products and the cost of  production in competitive countries is beyond our control. , t  Prices of agricultural products  are regulated by world supply  and demand , ,.      .  Hence, decreasing production  will not help tlie Canadian  farmer.  fjr-.Mplf^KXBKVB^mKB9 jymMJUBRnBB!  Poultry Pays  Poultry makes  money for those who  adopt modern methods, whether East or  West. Little Prince  Edward Island markets co-operatively in  carlots, shipping annually upwards of one  million dozen eggs.  The British Columbia  Co-operative Poultry  Men's Exchange  markets in the same  way, thus saving  ruinous glut in their  local market.  There is a market  for good Canadian  horses, whether" light  or draught.  Grow Seed  Canada's Northern  grown seed possesses  . extra vitality. There  is a large market for  it to the south. Canada exports seed potatoes, but imports-  other seeds.. She has the opportunity  to grow seeds for herself and for export.  The Future  Ten years from now the pessimists of  today will have been forgotten. Britain  has removed the embargo against our  cattle. She wants our beef and bacon,  our cheese, butter, eggs and apples, our  wheat and flour. As the population o������  the United States increases, she will  compete less and less against us on the  British market. Eventually, she will  herself be an importer of many other  food stuffs besides wheat from this  country.  Canada has the men, the climate, the  land, the stock and the potential markets necessary for agricultural success.  Let us farm with all the industry and  science we can muster. Let's get to work  and pay our debts. Canada is moving  forward with confidence in its future.  Let us keep going ahead.  'Authorized for publication 5;y the  Dominion .Department  of  Agriculture  W. E. HOTITKHWELIi, Minister. Dr. J. II. GKISDALE, Deputy Minister.  ���������'yf ,      *.  ,. ,   ���������  ^__  qiiiii6������iiiiiiifc>TiTWw^iijm^<wsrirri^^  1 41  THE ABBOTSFORD  ,������*^lS������nX*Cc������wit^������^**^  g^^nmQ^^U|������ai^Uib^fa>aMe������su  MwiSiSOw.  Successful Pupils  In Matriculation  I wish to announce to my many customers that I hare  made special arrangements to keep a supply of Fresh Fish  always on hand. <���������'  ABBOTSFORD MEAT MARKET  S. F. WHITE  B.   C.   Phone   41.  FAi-mits' Phone 1909  Abbotsford, B.C.  oultry and E  TRY SOME OF OUR .      ^   i  Wheat Screenings for Cattle and Fattening Mash  for Poultry.  otsro  Store  . j. SPARROW  Essendene Avenue  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Mrs. Stefin of Chilliwack, accompanied by her niece Miss S. Vlack  sepnt a few days at the home of  Mrs. Collinson, Vancouver, .and on  the return trip to Chilliwack visited at the home of Mrs. H. Fraser of  Abbotsford.  Mrs. H. Peck has returned from  Buccaneer Bay.  Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Harrop were  visitors at Crescent Beach at the  week-end.  Mrs. I. S. Wright and little son  Burton, have gone to Nitinat, V. 1.  Miss Eleanor Peck -has returned  from a holiday spent in Vancouver.  Mrs. H. A. Brown and son, Ford  are spending a week with friends in  Vancouver.  A group .of little friends took a  jolly surprise party to the home of  Muriel Hilton on Monday evening,  on the occasion her departure this  week for Los Angeles. A very pleasant evening was spent in games and  singing and later refreshmets were  served.  Miss Helen Gould of Vancouver is  the guest of Miss Phylis Whitechelo.  Mrs. Bolster of Sumas Prairie has  as her guest her sister-in-law Miss  F. T. Bolster of Cowichan, V. T.  Mrs. Pickins of Vancouver is visiting the  Misses Trethewey.  Mrs. S. F. White and family have  returned from a holiday spent at  White Rock.  Mr. and Mrs. Chas' Crawford of  Vye Station have moved to Mission  City to reside.  Mr. J. Parton has secured the contract of renovating the Poplar,  Ridgedale and Clayburn scho/i-  houses and has commenced on the  work.  Mrs'. G. E. Davi3 was a visitor to  Vancouver  on Tuesday.  The Rebecca and Oddfellow Lodges of Abbotsford attended in a body  the funeral of the late Mr. Patten  of Mission, which was held in that  city on Sunday afternoon.  Messers Leslie, Robert, Charles  and Clark Trethewey spent the week  end  at their home in Abbotsford.  Mrs. Dan Smith was a visitor to  Vancouver on Wednesday.  Mr. Nat Rucker of Chilliwack visited relatives and friends in Abbotsford at the week-end.  'Miss Thelma Taylor has been the  guest of Miss Evelyn McMenemy at.  camp at White Rock during the  week.  Mr. and Mrs'. Olding, accompanied  by Mr. and Mrs. Stewart spent Sunday at Birch Bay.  Mrs. C. E. Davis of Vye Station  spent  Tuesday   in   Vancouver.  Mr. A. C. Salt was home from  Vancouver over the week-end.  Mrs. Dave Campbell and children  of Vancouver are the guests of her  sister Mrs.   Dan  Smith.  Mrs. Gibson and her sister Mrs.  Hilton, and their children leave this  ween-end for Los Angeles, California, where their husbands are at  present living.  Miss Annie McCrimmon is enjoying a two-week holiday, part of  which is being spent at the coast.  Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sumner, Miss  Gwen and Barbara Sumner and Mrs.  Tuck visited White Rock on Sunday.  Mrs. Rooney and family have returned from a holiday spent at the  home of her mother, Mrs. Higgin-  son, of Clearbrook.  PRESIDENT   HARDING  SUCUMHS TO   ILLNESS  SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2���������President Harding died at 7:ao o clock to.  niglit of a scroke of apoplexy.  ihe end came suddenly wnile Mrs.  Harding was reading to him from  tlie evening newspaper and after  wnat had been caued the uest day  he had Had since the beginning ot  liia illness exactly one ween ago.  A shudder rail through the president's form and he collapsed.  mrs. luarumg unu me two nurses  in the sick room knew the end nad  come, ad Mrs. Harding rustled out  or tlie room and asked tor Dr. Boone,  and the others to "come quick."  Dr. Boone and Brig. Gen. Sawyer  reached the president before he passed away out were not able to aveia  the inevitable.  Mrs. Harding was reading to the  president when he suddently collapsed. He died instantly. Two  nurses were in the room with Mrs.  Harding at the time. The doctors  think ueatii was due to some braui  trouble, probably apoplexy.  Immediately upon realizing that  her husbad was dead, Mrs. Harding-  collapsed. Her recent serious illness  with heart complications caused concern over her condition.  All the members of the president's  party were summoned. When they  reached the door of his bedroom  they learned that he had passed  away. Their consternation and bewilderment was extreme. The whole  affair could not have been more  shocking.  1NCURES PENALTY  OF TEN DOLLARS  What is to happen in future to  citizens who neglect to affix a two-  cen stamp to receipts' for ten dollars  or over (wheher or not these are  sent by mail), is laid down as follows by the act of the recent session:  "(5). A receipt given without being stamped may be stamped within  one month after it has been given  unon the terms followig, that is to  say:  "(i) The stamp shall be affixed to  the receipt in the presence of any  collector of customs and excise by  the person who gave the receipt, and  shall be cancelled in-the same manner as provided in sub-section two  of this section.  "(ii) Before such person may affix  the stamp he shall pay to tne said  collector of customs and excess a  penalty of ten dollars for the public  uses of Canada;  "(Hi) The collector of customs and  excess shall write on the receipt a  certificate to the effect that the  stamp was affixed in his presence by  he person who gave the receipt and  that such person before affixing the  stamp paid to the said officer the  penalty of ten dollars; and the cerl-  ficate shall bear the true date on  which it was given and shall be signed by said officer."  It is not correct that the use of  exeise .instead of postage stamps is  compulsory from his date, as stated  in a Vancouver paper; the government will kindly allow the use of  the postage stamps until the 1st of  October next.  Mr. ad Mrs. Heller of Edmoton  are the guests of their son Mr. G. L.  Heller of Abbotsford.  Out of, the 2523 candidates who  presented themselves for the matriculation examinations in the various  1-ljgh Schools of the province last  June, 1503 passed in all subjects'and  '108 were granted supplimental examinations. The results are announced today by the Education Department at Victoria.  The five silver medals given by  Mis Excellency the Governor-General  to the five highest students, with  tlie proviso that no twow medals  should be given to one school,  were awarded to the following:  David Cunningham Warden, South  Vancouver High School, 937 marks;  Margaret G. KeKillor, King George  High School, Vancouver, 895); Clarke  Arthur Simpkins, Kitsilano High  School, Vancouver, 885; Frederick  13. Johnston, -*King Edward High  School, Vancouver, 860; Helena  Margaretta , Underbill, Burnaby  South  High  School,  855.  AIUIOTSKOIU)..    CENTRE  Abbotsford High School���������Prelim-  iary course, junior grade. Maximum marks, 900: Betty West, 696;  Verna O. R. Stinson, 685. Nellie  Pernoski, 688; Marion Campbell,  6.13; Harry J. Taylor, 606; Frances  I. MePhail, 601. Eleanor A. Blatch-  lord, 596; Mabel E. Austin, 590;  Helen V. Yarwood, 589; William L.  Vanetta, 582: Murice C. Brydges  565; Marion G. Buchanan, 559; Mnr.y  VI. L. Millard, 54 7; Harold J. McMenemy,   5 12.  Advanced course, junior grade.  Maximum marks, 800: Annie Kask,  54 9; Katie A. Parton, 528; Lousia  M. Stady, 482; Muriel M. McCullum  443: Irene M. King, 421; Freda O.  Nelson, 411.  MATSQUI   CENTRE  Mnsqui High School  Junior Matriculation���������Marjori J.  Overetall 778, No rah L. Hughes 730,  Cecil E. Yarwood 682, Eunice B.  Bates 662, Mabel E. Beharrel 624,  Maud E. Beharrel 593, Emma Lancaster 577, Everett Carl Crist 561,  Jessie A. Duncon ,557, Eva V. Carlson   543.  Granted Supplimental examinations���������Lawrence E. Coqgan, Roy  Wm. Lidstrom.  DENNISON CENTRE  Demiison High School.  Preliminary course, junior grade  ���������Lionel H. Dennison 668, Addis D.  Lewis 610, Egerton C. Stewart 599,  Lily ,V. Roof 556, Hazel G. Manuel  556, Herbert Jas. Walters 506, Dorn-  mic O. Pellon 483.  Advanced course, junior grade���������  Orummond W. Oswald 578, Vera M.  McDermid 4 4 0,;' Agnes F. Macphail  428.  Junior Matriculation���������Margaret  Donaldson 595.  MISSION    CENTRE  Mission   High School  Junior     Matriculation���������Amy    R  Taulbut 622, Wilfred    H.    Ferguson  616, Nellie M. Harper 611, Marjorie  A. Pollock  594,  Sebbie Topper  546  Jessie W. Elliott 522.  Granted     supplimental     examina-  H??lTId������ G-  C;  Bowyer-.     Edward  Hitchin, Maud Hunter. -  ..Completed Matriculation���������Wesley  N. Watson. f  THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS  THE CROP OF 1924  It may appear to be a little too  early to begin thinking of next years  honey crop but the successful beekeeper knows that the success of  next year's crop depends upon the  .preparations made for it and tho  time they are made. A successful  season depends to a large extent upon good wintering. Good wontering  depends upon three thigns, namely  colonies well filled with young beps'  an abundance of wholesome stored'  and adequate protection from the  varying outside temperatures during  the winter and early spring.  - The first thing then is to get col-  omes well filled with young bees and  to get them before the winter sets  in, this means that we must have  the bees produced between the  months of July and October and in  order 'to do this we must have a  prolific queen in the hive during the  months of August and September.  The first step, therefore, in producing a crop of honey in 1924 it so  see that every colony Is headed with  a good, profillc queen during the  latter part of July or the first week  in August. A good second year queen  will often produce the required number of bees in the fall but she is very  likely to get lost during the winter  or fail the following sprig. A young  queen reared during the latter part  of June or July is the most dependable for she is not only prof Hie during the fall but she is comparatively young and profillc the next spring,  the two seasons' of the year when  brood production counts most.  A good system of requeening the  colonies is one that is combined with  swarm control measures, that is, introducing the young queen at the  control swarming. During the main  flow from clover, when swarming ia  most intense and the colonies have  larvae in queen cups, remove the old \  on all men's/women's and children's outing shoes.���������All  sizes in white, rand Black, in all wanted styles. Take 1-5  f  off our already low prices, and they are yours.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  /&23E  '���������*&  I  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  cCa  Abbotsford  YOUR TELEPHONE  ORDER���������  receive our utmost attention  we realize that it is a'convenient way for you to tell  us your grocery need's ana  we are always glad to serve  you at your ..own ..convoni-'  ei'.ee. Our stock represents  the cream of grocery ..products. Whatever is good and  pure can be bought from us.  We  deliver  promptly.  queen from the hive and destroy all  queen cells and introduce a;>���������young  laying queen. By this method the  swarming is controlled and the colonies are requeened at the right  time. If the old queen is prolific and  increase is desired a frame or two of  emerging brood may be removed  with her and placed in a new hive.  This nucleus can be built up into  a strong colony by fall when the old  queen can be replaced by a young  one.  WHO WILL PAY COST OF DYKE?  A meeting of the property holders  within the Sumas dyking area was  held in the municipal hall at Whatcom road on Saturday last to discuss a letter received from the premier. The premier's letter started that  th propery holders would have to pay  the cost of the dyke. Mr. Angus  Campbell occupied the chair.  Various views of the letter were  taken up by those present. The  communication did not appear to be  absolutely clear and the interpretation of it was that if the present  property holders had to pay the full  cost of the dyke that It would be  ruinous. Estimating that the lake  bottom of 12,000 acres was worth  $125 per acre, the balance charged  against the property would not do  too bad was the opinion of many.  A committee was appointed to  draft a letter to be sent to the  premier in reply, but the committee  was cautioned not to make any statements contrary to feeling of meeting.  LUMBER INDUSTRY  GIVES   PROSPERITY  Of an estimated stand of 800 billion feet of timber in the whole of  the Dominion, British Columbia, is  credited with having at least half of  the amount.  The lumber industry is the commercial backbone of tH|is. province  and pays  30 per cent, of all wages.  Fully one half of all the trade in  the province depends directly or indirectly on the lumber business.  Leading all other industries in  point of value to the province is that  of lumbering and its benches. The  value of the. industry has shown a  steady and certain increase.  To create this wealth has necessitated a tremendus outlay of capital.  Employed in the various branches  of the industry are some 16,000 men,  about half of them in the woods.  According to figures from the Workmen's compensation Board, about 30  per cent,  of the wages paid in the  CLAIMS B. C. HAS  BUSKING   FUND   OF  NINE  MILLIONS  Word has been received he>' of the  marriage in the East of Mr. Amza  Everett, an old resident of this district.  Mrs. McDonald is spending a few  weeks visiting in Oregon.  VICTORIA,. July 31.���������The government of British Columbia has  aow accumulated a sinking fund of  $9,150,000 as a sound financial  policy to go towards liquidating the  debt of the province.  This: fact was emphasized by Premier Oliver speaking Satu'rday  night to the crowd at the Liberal  picnic  at   Coldstream.  HARVEST EXCURSIONS  The harvest excursions from B. C.  #  to the prairie began on August 8th  and tickets may be secured until the  18th for the cheap rates.  ;l  M  m   ,    ���������   . s m ^...j.,  ������������������^B3���������5������������������i^r������-*rn���������^^

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