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 1^-  .1 r-,*p  r ���������������������������  ii  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND .LftYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VIII., .No,   21.  Abbotsford/ b, c, Friday., AUGUST 21,1914  $1.00 per Year  r  *\  it  That's what you pay for and that's what you get   by  dealing- with us.    Wc will   always make  a point to secure the best the market    can   supply-  Groceries, Fruits, Canned  us   in  Prompt-and careful delivery service   to  all  parts of town.      ���������  Bank of Canada,���������Mrs', Morley  1 Best   display  of   Annuals,   Jardiniere, C. R. Crist & Sonr-Mrs' Held    .  Best table bouquet, .'Brass- Vase,  Hal ver son  &  Houyon���������'-Mrs.  Hougen  Roses',- display, not more than twen  tv-l'our nor loss than fifteen, Silver  Medal, Rev. .1. T. Conn������-Mr. Purver  Sweet Peas, display,, best twenty  varieties, $5.0,0, J. B,'. Millar���������Mrs.  Dwyer., ��������� r  . Sweet Peas, display,', best twelve  varieties, Flower Basket, Mrs. Good-  child���������Mrs. Millar. '  Best school, exhibit, lassortment of  bulbs and hardy, perennial plants,  Members of W. I.���������Ridge dale School  This was  a  "GOOD 'DISPLAY" .  ' Best Bouquet, grown-'and' arranged  by Bachelor: 1st prize; Fruit Cake,  Mrs. Cruickshank���������Alex. Purver;  2nd prize, Canned Fruit and Pickles  two jars each���������Roy Crist.  Best display of Sweet Peas grown  by Bachelor: 1st prize, Cake, Mrs.  Page���������Alex. Purver. . '        .     __  2nd prize, Book,    Mrs.    Gurney���������H.  Benson. .    ". ���������'-'      ���������  Best display any kind of.Flowers  grown by-Bachelor: 1st, Fruit, Jelly  and Vegetables, three jars each,. Mrs-  Alexander and Mrs. Baynes���������H. Benson. ������ ,   ,_      ,  ,.  2nd, Fruit, Jely and Vegetables,  two jars each���������F. Sanberg.  Best Shower Bouquet, .Picture  (Burnt Shingle), Miss.Purver���������Mrs.  Millar. - *  Person taking greatest number of  prizes;   1st,   six  best   Cactus  Dahlia  Roots���������Mrs.. Millar.- .(-- ->..- - ���������-.-,���������. ...,.  2nd, six "best mixed Dahlia roots, C  T. Purver���������Mrs. Reid.  THE  BTG  t'AIR ON THE  SOUTH SIDE OP THIS ERASER  MARKETS  COMMISSIONER TO  ADDRESS   LOCAL   MEETING  ' The big Abbotsford Fair held here  on Friday, September 18th under the  auspices of ' the Abbotsford-Sumas  Agricultural Association is'fast assum  ing businesslike shape.  Large' posters are now out announc  ing the date of the fair and also the  many attractions; the prize lists are  in the printers' hands and will be  completed very shortly and m the  hands of the secretary for distribnt-.  ion by the secretary. Large numbers  o! intending- competitors are signifying their intention of bringing their  best for the fair from all parts of the  municipalities of Sumas'and Matsqui  Abbotsford Ladies will be there in  full force for the fair has an excellent  lot of prizes for Ladies work.  As is usually the case with    any  large undertaking there    the    usual  number of "doubting Thomases" who,  see nothing but failure.    The present  unsettled  conditions  brought  on by  war will have little or nothing to do  with the success or- failure of the fair  The cows will look just as good, the  horses, will be just as fine-and will  bo as slick  and proud as ever, the  roosters will crow more than ever or  as much and by that time there maybe reason to crow���������good and loud,  the babies will look just as sweet.as  ever and baffle the best that there Is  in  the  judges  to  tell  which  is the  A public meeting has/been called  for Tuesday evening,' August 25th in  the Alexandria Hall at .which the  principal speaker will be Mr. R. C.  Abbott, Markets Commissioner" for  the Fraser Valley Development League. Tlie object, of the meeting,  wlilch has been called by Reeve Merryfield, is. for the discussion of co-operative, marketing of Valley products  As Mr. Abbott is particularly 'capable  in his 'line there will undoubtedly be-  considerable information handed out  that will benefit the majority of ,the  growers.; Present conditions at the  two principal markets are deplorable  methods of packiny and marketing of  fruit and produce of all kinds.  Observation has shown that Mr. R.  C. Abbott isi working along the right  lines in preserving the markets of the  coast for the people of  the  Fraser  Valley.    Every dollar sent out of the  province, no matter for what purpose  is a detriment to the advancement of  the province and hinders the wheels  of progress just that much.    Right at  the very-doors of our two large cities  at the coast there Is the Fraser Valley, with its hormous territory of rich  and fertile land capable of growing  a very large quantity of the garden  produce and the  fruit  consumed  in  the two cities."The cities have grown  MATSQUI FLOWER SHOW  The Matsqui Women's Institute  held teir annual flower show at the  Matsqui hall on August 15, which  proved a great success both socially  and financially. The show opened at  2-30 with an address from the presi  dent Miss L. E. Cruickshank. This  was followed by a very interesting  talk on flowers by Mrs. Bell president of Central Park Women's Institute. An address was also given  by Mrs. Davies of Chilliwack, -die  president of the advisory council.'  The dance in the evening was very  much enjoyed by the, young people  of the district; and-the hall was very  tastefully decorated for the occasion  The folowing are the prizes:  *      Dahlias���������1,   Mr.   Purver,6;     Mrs.  \Villson,2. "      .  2 Mrs. Willson, 1; Mrs. Seldon, 2.  Sweet Peas���������1, Mrs. Millar.5; 2,  Mrs Millar, 1; Mrs. Willson.2,; Mrs.  Hougen.l; Mrs. Seldon, 1; Miss Page  'Nasturtiums���������1   Mrs.. Reid;   Mrs.  Crist;   2,   Mrs.   Hargitt,2.  Pansies���������1  Mrs. Reid,2;  2nd Mrs  Ham. ���������     '''���������',   ���������"���������  Zinnias���������l,Mrs.   Reid,2;   2nd -Mrs  Dwyer. .', '"������   ,���������������  Carnations���������1, Mrs. Reid; -2, Mrs.  Dwyer.  Asters���������1,   Mrs.    ' Wright;-/ '��������� Mrs.  Stockton;   Mrs.  Millar,  2; .2nd Mrs.  Wright,2; Mrs. Reid .';/������������������ v..  Roses���������1 Mrs. Reid. ,.'   .���������  Gladioli���������1,   Mr.   Lehman,2;   2nd  Mrs. Reid. -  Marigolds���������1st, Mrs. Millar 'T  Mignonette���������1st Mrs. Dwyer;  2nd  Mrs. Millar. ' ' ;:n   _  Coreopsis���������1st   Mrs.   Cooper;   2nd  Mrs. Wright.  Golden Glow���������1st Mrs. Hargitt.  Sun Flowers (Helianthus), 1st Mrs  Smith; 2nd, Mrs. Alexander.      .;���������";���������;;.'..  Poppies���������1st Mrs Millar; 2nd, Mrs  Cooper. ....'���������'���������   _Iges  to  ten  wmen  i������  mc . -������- - ������������������-    .       h        u       surrounding  prettiest    The officers will  MnjHS^nSJeniy  much   that is  in  their  efforts to  have  everything  ^r>;d������by ^ peop'le of Vancouver  AUCTION' SALES -  ARE   SUGGESTED  Phlox, Perennial���������1st Mrs. Millar  Phlox,  Annual���������1st Mrs. Wright;  2nd, Mrs. Reid.  Petunias, Single���������1st Mrs. Hargitt  2nd Mrs.  Reid.  Daisies���������1st, Mrs.' Smith.  Stocks���������1st,  Mrs.  Dwyer.  Balsams���������1st Mrs. Dwyer.  Tiger Lillies���������1st Mrs. Purver  Nicotania���������1st-Mrs. Dwyer  Verbenas���������1st Mrs. Millar; 2nd  Mrs.  Wright. _  Best individual Geranium plant  ���������1st, Mrs. Hargitt;  2nd, Mrs. Ham.  Best display of Geraniu mplants���������  1st, Mrs. Halverson;  2nd; Mrs. Gooa  child. .     ,     h _t  Best Individual Fuchsia plant���������1st  Mrs. Millar;  2nd Mrs. Johnson.  Best individual Begonia plant���������  IstMrs. Ham; 2nd, Mrs. Willson.  ���������  Best individual Hydrangea plant  ���������Mrs. Halverson.  Best display of House plants���������Mrs  Halverson. ,Vi.  Best anffother house plant not  named in list���������1st Mrs. Hougen; 2nd  Mrs. Ham. . .  For Children���������Open only to Matsqui  .Municipality  Best display of Flowers grown by  boy  under  10���������1st,  Willie   Gurney;  Best display of Flowers grown by  girl   under   10���������Miss   Alice   Wright.  Best display of Flowers grown by-  Boy under 16���������Ray Rottluff.  ��������� Best  display  of  Flowers,  pressed  and mounted by children under 10���������  1st Alice Wright;  2nd Maggie,l������arr.  Best display of Wild Flowers, press  ed and mounted by chilren under 10  ���������1st Isabel Farr;  2nd Pheobe^Elm  Best display of weeds named ana.  gathered by child under 16���������Rachel  Lancaster. _ n,^Q,i  Best display of  grasses,  gathered  by child under 16���������1st, Emma Lan-  ctistGr  Specials���������Open to- Matsqui Municipality   only  In his weekly report Markets Com  missioner R. C. Abbott suggests the  disposal of the large quantity of, farm  produce offered on- the city markets  by auction sales held during the week  He notes large offerings and how  there has been a slackening off in the  demand on the part of the consumers  which he attributes to ,their .heavy  buying of sugar, flour and other food  stuffs in anticipation of war prices  prevailing.      The report reads:  The produce market during the  past week has been somewhat demoralized owing to the heavy buying  of flour, sugar and various other  staples, caused by the anticipated  "war prices" Consumers throughout the valley as well as the city  have been making a "bank run on  the stores for these commodities. So  strong has this run become that the  dealers have been compelled for self  protection,, to place these on a spot  cash basis. In consequence of this  uncalled for ��������� -' run the demand ror  in the very best shape possible, des  pite all the feeble knocking of a few  feeble watery-blooded alarmists.  ���������--'"Every khock-is-a-boost."-- ���������-..--.....  INCREASED  BUSINESS  NECESSITATES ALTERATIONS  ' Owing to the fact- that a grocery  department has been added to the  business of Mr. A. Lee, and the already rapid growth of that branch  ot trade it has been found necessary  to enlarge the floor space in his  store This has now been accomplish  ed by moving the icecream and soda  fountain and installing it in the ice  cream parlor proper. A large new  counter has been placed in the main  n'oro which will greatly ; facilitate  the handling of customers who deal  at this rising grocery business.  Tnto' Sunday School children of the  Pine Grove Presbyterian church held  their annual picnic at the grove on  Thursday afternoon. The event as  usual was an enjoyable one and the  fine weather assisted materially in  the pleasures of the day.  each;   broilers  20  to  35   cents each  Nov/ potatoes $1 per sack.      It is ex  rected that potatoes will take a rise  in  prices  shortly,  while  plums well  uncalled for- -run the aemanu ii������-   oacked  and   good  weight were sold  fruitsetc    has  been  very  sluggish  for ?1 a crate (41b) the ruling price  fruits   etc.,   na affairs'f���������r   ,i,fi   week  was   75c  to   80c per  indeed ' This condition of affairs; "for \he week was 75c to 80c per  arising at the same time as plums j crate. , A few Damsons bringing as  ���������peacni and early apples are at their ; hlgh as $1.20. Tomatoes are stiU  heaviest will certainly mean a very! holding their own, hot housei N. l  material Toss to the-growers unless $a t0 $2.50; No. 2, ?1.B0; No. 8,  some means are immediately effected. $1.25; outside'grown SI to S1.25.  whereby the growers will be able to Eariy aiJpiess No. 1 Duchess $1.25,  get  rid    f  their     plums  and  other  No.   2| .ji.  Peaches,    Trump,     <5c,  CUUllLiy,    i;uuiioiiuv.....j     ���������----  consumed by the people of Vancouver  is at the present time brought in  from a .foreign, country.���������the money  goes to enrich a foreign, people. The  farmers'Vria fruitgrowBTS'of-the-l' ra-  ser Valley are an industrious people  but many of them/lack that business  acumen that enables them to mak.et  their products'to advantage; and the  people of the city when they pay their  money; for garden produce and for the  fruit, besides getting, good and genuine article, must have their fancy  tickled by'seeing the produce and the  fruit done up in a fancy manner.  U  would  appear then- that there  are two requirements in    order    to  make the tillers of the soil  of the  fertile Fraser. Valley prosperous and  the people of the cities the ennsunv  ers of the home products.    The farmer and fruit grower^must grow that  which the -people of the cities require  for their table,  and taught  how to  market it to the best advantage; and  the people of New Westminster and  Vancouver must be taught to Patronize the home grown product.    This  is where the markets commissioner  conies in and does his work and it Is'  where  he  earns  his money  and  all  parties   derive   the   advantage.    Mr.  Abbott' appears to be filling the bill  and he Is going to show the people  of our district next Tuesday how he  does it.    There are. hundreds of our  Fraser Valley settlers who will stand  up with both hands for the benefits  they have derived from Mr. Aobot s  advice during .the past two months.  His business is to educate and he appears to have an admirable way of  convincing that he is working along  the'right lines.   ' "  It would pay our readers to be at  the meeting to hear for themselves.  friuts We make this suggestion for  consideration, by the growers and  consumers of the cities: 1 "at the  growers ship into the city markets  large quantities and arrange to have  Yakima   Champion '90c;   Wenatchee  pears No.   1,  $1.85 .      .,  While flour has raised in price :>i  per barrel and wheat and oats have  also advanced,-it is general opinion  laree auantlties and arrange w u������<u also aavauueu, -it ������ 6~-~���������-- -*  ������������ auctioned off direct to thecon | that there will be no raise of ������* ,  sumers, say three days a-week unt  the Plums' are over. This scheme I  well advertised ought to,work out to  the advantage of the growers and the  consumers as under the present con  ditions the dealers seem to be unable  to move quantities fast enough and  indications look.as if there would be  a severe slump on a big dump.  Owing to the advance in whea';  and oats poultrymen are shipping in  their surplus stock of hens and  chickens in large quantities and th.  prices have dropped during the past  week. Prices obtained for Brown  Leghorn  hens were   45  to   50  cents  ality   only   ���������   :  .'      '     .  ~f������h.   ilpnVv breeds   50  to  65  cents  Best decorated table, Vase, Royal | each,   heavy, breeds  mount on hay. Farmers who have  not already obtained their gram sack  will find a shortage.in these as well  as a big increase in price, owing _to  the fact that, shipping from the Orr  ient is not considered safe.        '  Taking in the situation at present  it is* impossible for one to forecast  what the market conditions will be  in the near future, hut it is Jioped  that some means will be effected  shortly whereby the markets of Can  ada will be steadied down and again  tiasunie their normal state as there  <s in doubt a great deal of the In  crease   in   prices   has  about  by  speculators.  Rev. J. L. Campbell of the Abbots  ford Presbyterian church is at present enjoying a much needed holiday  and rest at the coast cities. The pulpit here and at Huntingdon willbe  filled by Rev. J.- C. ��������� Alder and Mr.  Cran of tlie Mt. Pleasant Presbyter-  vices last Sunday were to have been  conducted by the Rev. Mr. Robb  also of Vancouver, but owing to the  fact that he missed his train no service was held in the morning. The  evening srvices were conducted by  Mr. J. J. G. Thompson. '  On August 23 the morning service  at Abbotsford and the afternoon ser  vice at Huntingdon will be conducted  bv Mr. Cran, while the evening ser  vice will be under the guidance of  Rev. J. C. Alder. -. -  Mrs J. Rowan, of Edmonton, Alta  been  b7oughtspent  several  day v in  the  town in  visiting Mrs. Hope Alanson.     .  IMlIii^^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD,. B. 6.  THE ABBOTSFOED POST. .  Published Every Friduy by The Post Publishing Company  ���������A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Monwadfi  - ���������'   Advertising  rates  made  known   on  (Our "Shibboleth���������Neither" for   nor   aaiu  application  the -Government  FRIDAY,  JULY  2 1st,,,] 91 4  Thero is a.growing belief that the  present war will not'last .longer than  a  few  months   perhaps at  the  most  some six or, perhaps-a', shorter time  The cost of the present war is almost stupendous and for Germany it  will soon  be found, insupportable. A  couple of million at least havo'been  supplied  in  every way.    Those  men  must  be supplied during' the whole  war.    Tho trade of-Germany in her  railways amounts to .almost -nothing  durng the war as they are diverted to  the military traffic.    The export trade  is stopped- altogether.    The question  is how long can Germany by' keeping  the foreign invaders' out of the coun  try  live  unto   herself  and   keep  tho  ��������� people  clothed   and   fed. .   if  as  the  Belgians  would   have   us   believe' at  the present time some of tlie German  soldiers are starving'already and that  a .crust of well buttered bread is more  mighty than the sword, there is not  much fight in the great military idol  of  the  greatest .humbug  of  modern  times.  Perhaps it may be that it makes  no difference what Germany thinks  about the continuance of the war it  will be prolonged until such' time as  the-German flag flies no-longer upon,  anyrforeign possessions, and then the'  different countries will gobble up the  ���������German empire in Europe'and subdiv  -ide it.    That should not take long.  Japanese flag on the present foreign  possessions. What can the United  States.,do'in the face of this? if she  goes.to war against Japan she is also  against Briftain and according to tho  unwritten law of, Great Britain and  the. United States this would be im  possiblo.'The country to'the south of  us is in quite a dilemma,just now.  When the United States first declar  ed her neutrality it is just .probable  she thought that she would have the  control of the ocean commerce in her  might and main alone, but she coun  to,d not on Britain; now over China  seems to be getting her iron in tlPe  fire.  Like  an  election  or- a  horse race  it would not lie a safe bet to gamble  oii tho neutrality of the United States lone years and instructive comments  and,is preceded by a letter of transmission giving ah outline of Its con  tents describing his Journey, and con  eluding, with  reflections of the char  acter and weight to- which  we have  become accustomed  by  his.previous  work.    The first chapter deals with  the possible effect of the Panama Can  al. and   provides  remarkable   figures  with   regard   to  the  development -of  traffic across the isthmus by the Pan  ama and Tehuantepec Railways.      A  table  follows  showing Canadian  exports  to  China- and -with   comments  upon the character   and    volume   of  such, exports.     While the  report recognizes the probable development of  trade in a multitude of articles which  follow tho establishment of a trade  route, and increase of communication  it Is shown that the more immediate  int'oresl of Canada is found in the ex  port of flour and lumber to the Orient  Tho chapter dealing with tlie first of  these products indicates the present  production of flour in the western pro  vinces;  a'table is given showing the  exports of flour from tho United States to the Orient for the past' twenty  -ise $500; second promise $300; Lady  smith City, \$ 114; Duncan $62; Nan-  aimo $500; Sboke $23-.total $2,345.-  50; .    ���������  - The 'Mainland points,are represent  ed as follows: '  rSumm'erland $100;Armstrong $250  Revelstoke .$300;. 'Chilliwack , $500;  Fernie. $564.85; Pentictoh $900;  Trail $250; Kelowna ,$210; Salmon  Arm $314.15; Missipn.City $4 70; Co-  quitlam $154.85; Kaslo $64.35; Slo-  can City $8 5.   . -  Besides the contributions above  mentioned telegrams have been received from   several ' places    stating  that contributions would be sent. The  full list of donations,from ithese places is not yet known.  -   Victoria''.will (consider that it has  contributed $5000 to the fund altho  much more, than that was collected.  The administering of the a*emaln-  ing ,$10,-760  has been Heft   iin''  the  hands of.'a committee;_and after their  work is completed a p'ublishe'd report  will be given out.  . Several  thousand  dollars  will  yet  be added"when the returns are all in  On .Monday ,lt reached, the  $18,000  mark-.within a couple of hundred dol- .  lars.  fe  for a very Jong lime.  ���������It is said that the German people  are even how.suffering��������� especially  the working people. The. country is  a manufacturing centre'and with the  foreign trade stopped' the raw mater  ial, will shortly be consumed and with  no work the working class will soon  be without the necessaries of life. A  serious matter for the German Emperor to contend with besidese. the  fighting, of  his .-large   armies  It is hot often that the well laid  plans of a 'country are so soon blast  ed. The German Emperor has long  made his ' plans for conquering the  whole of.France;  but he counted not  ��������� oh the stubborn resistance of the  -Belgians, ��������� but thought' it would be  decidedly easy to just boldly march  through Belgium-- then to march  through the French fortresses on his  way to gay Paree. With the financial' food panic' in England,'and-civil  -war- in Ireland he expected that Britain would-remain-neutral, having en  ou'gh troubles of  her own.  . But it was easy to be fooled.  VANCOUVER'S IJIG KXHIISFTIOX  WIL ISI4 A SUCCIOSS  Everything Ready for the Fifth Annual Exhibition to bo Held in  Terminal City, Sept. ������-12  With  throe exhibits from  the  Dominion government and a half dozen  from   the   provincial   government   in  course  of   preparation   tho   directors  and   management .of  the  Vancouver  exhibition are predicting a great sue  cess for the fifth annual fair which  will be opened this year on September  third  and   continued   to     September  twelfth   when  all the many  features  of the big fair will have been completed.  The big roomy building will:be for  tified with exhibits. The buildings  themselves are spick and span- and  just about ready for the thousands of  displays which they will house. Out  sihe, the small , army of gardeners  working all summer long, have converted the. grounds into a series of  lawns, and ' flower  beds. Nothing  has been neglected, nothing left un  done for the comfort and convenien  ce of the visitors who will flock from  all-parts of the province.  Special fares will. be granted by  the transportation companies to Van  couver exhibition visitors.  The Dominion government will  show ten divisions of exhibits from  its experimental branch farms. Its  live stock branch will be packed with  interesting displays and wool exhibits will complete the display.  The' provincial    government    will  are made upon the principal figures.  An interesting paragraph deals with  the niovomont northward of the flour  export upon the Pacific coast and the  reasons which account for that move  mont.   "A full argument is produced  based upon the production of wheat  and flour in competing countries,more  particularly  Manchuria,  and remark-  able  information  is afforded  rogard  ing the productivity of a soil subject  to irrigation and unlimited labor un  dor a hot sun.'    The results are truly  extraordinary and will be a revelation  to many readers,      Important reference is made to the export of lumber  from li. O. and the final chapters deal  with the valuable work being done by  the consuls of all nations and also a  reference to the question of Chinese,1  students and the native press.    In ad  dition to its'economic value the report provides interesting reading and  amply justifies the commendation of  Sir George Foster.    The report upon  Japan which is printed in the    same  booklet and follows that upon China  is equally interesting although differ  ent conditions have resulted in total  ly different,reports.    Nothing is more  remarkable than the    contrast    between the two  countries.       Whereas  few fiugres are available with regard  to China a contrary condition prevails  in  Japan  and  interpretation  of  the  economic condition of the country is  largely expressed by tables of figures  but the full and interesting comment  upon  them  removes the work  from  the "dry as duct" character which so  commonly .marks such papers. Cana  dians may sometimes forget that the  phenomena due to the wonderful "development of their own country does  A dispatch a few days ago contain  ed the information that Field Marsh  all  Sir John French had joined tiie  . army of General Joffre commander in  chief of the French army at headquar  ters  the  locality .of which  was  not  -given.    This means that the concen  -tration -of  the .French,   British  and  the Belgian armies 'has been complet  ed and that they have chosen their  ��������� fighting ground and are awaiting the  onset of the Germans.  Will it be a second Waterloo? And  will the ghosts of Napoleon and Wellington be there?' 'Can the strategy  of the German Emepbr alone compete  ��������� with that of the allied forces of Bel  .gium; France and England? It seems  Impossible  that, the  coming- fight is  - anything but disaster for the German  army.  show a wealth of timber and forestry  products. Its display of finishing Lot exhaust the important "problems  woods made up in the little rooms m course, of-solution elsewhere and  and offices, its photographs and maps it is highly desirable that develop-  together with its experts and its lit- ment likely to provide a subject of  The Whatcom County joke sheet  erature will contribute in no small  way to the knowledge which British  Columbians already ' have of their  own  province.-  The skid road, the big amusement  row will be '.filled' with good things  The industrial exhibits, the women's  exhibits, the baby show, the horticul  tural show, the stock pens, the horses  and races and every other feature  has been improved. . This year the  management started out to make the  fair better than ever before. And the  fair will be a splendid success.  TRADE WfTK CHINA AND JAPAN  A special number of the weekly re  port of the Department of Trade and  Commerce isf being issued covering an  interesting and valuable report upon  the possibility of    Canadian    Trade  published at.Sumas editorially a few Iwith China an<? Ja^an and Prefaced  weeks ago.said that it was not likely  that the United States would take any  part in. the coming  war  unless  the  ���������British navy became obliterated.      It  will be a sorry .day for the Munroe  Doctrine when the  British- Navy be  comes a thing of .'the past. Indeed it  is the strength behind that same navy  that has helped to build up the American nation to the present.day stat  us, and where"th'e; British navy"fail's  it   is   hardly-likely   that   the   small  . nayy of the United States would'be  of much good." -  There seems"- however a  rumbling  at Washington���������in .the'v. Brittain mot  ion     that     would;    indicate       that  if the President would" do  what the  large mass of the people would .have  him do,  he would declare war  with  Japan in a short time.-  Then there  would   be  something   doing.    It  has  been  a  mystery  how  the   American  people expect long to remain neutral  in the; world wide war; also another  mystery how the United States and  Japan could fight side by side in the  present war, should the United States  decide to go to war.     But Great Brit  ain in her wisdom and- foresight has  stated  that Japan's  duty would  extend only .'in the Pacific Ocean  and  to clear the calm Pacific of tlieGer  man   danger   points   and   place   the  by an introduction by Hon Sir George  E. Foster K. C. M. G., M. P., Minister  of  Trade  and  Commerce,   expressed  in the  concise and vigorous English  which characterizes the work of that  gentleman. ' It-deals with a subject  of growing interest to all Canadians  and a copy should lie on the desk of  every merchant and producer in Can  a.da. and. should, reach  the hands of  all who desire a concise and picturesque statement of the coming trade  of China and Japan and of the future  and perhaps decisive importance    of  these  countries more particuarly  as  regards the Western portion of Canada:    Sir George says:  '���������'Upwards of 500,000  people in  '    habit  China'and Japan in a vast  stretch of island and continent fac  ing our western front  door.    Bet  ween lies a facile ocean now begin  ���������   ing to quiver beneath    the    swift  .keels of rapid increasing merchant  'ile fleets. . . . .On all grounds,of en  lightened   business  policy   Canada  and Canadians cannot afford to neglect the great and promising field  which lies so advantageously oppos  ite our Western gateways,  which  the Panama Canal has brought so  much nearer pur Eastern ports."  The  report  is  written  by  Mr.   R.  engrossing future interest to Canada  should be presented in brief and graphic terms and handled iii the master  ly fashion found in this report.    It  is not given to any man to do more  than to sugest a possible outcome of  the factors in operation, and Canada  has some experience of the- foreigner  who spends three weeks in-the coun  try and writes a book* -In China this  described as "seeing China ���������hough a  porthole"; but a characteristic of the  difference shown to the experience of  competent authorities.    It is impos-'  sible in a short article to  do  more  than  suggest  the .excellence   of  the  work  and  advise    that    application  should  be ' made  to  the  department  of Trade and Commerce for a copy  will be provided without charge. The  Weekly Report  of .that  Department  also     distributed     without     charge  should  have  an   increase  of  its  already  large  circulation - if   only ; because it reflects in an adequate man  ner   economic  conditions  in   foreign  countries  and is  designed  to  assist  Canadian expo'rt.    The experience of  the-United States illustrates the enor  mous  value  of  such ��������� work  and  the  Canadian public should not omit to  encourage the efforts being made a-  broad for their advantage and paid  for with their money.       \  %  GENEROUS RESPONSE  TO PATRIOTIC FUND  Collection by Daughters of    Empire  Brings in Handsome Totiil ol  $l<J,GOO  That the generou.--, sum-of $15,760  has been raised in Victoria for the  Patriotic Fund and the Hospital Ship  together, says the Colonist, during  the last seven days,, was announced  by Mrs. Mary Croft at the meeting of  the I, O. D. E. held on August 13th  A splendid .response has been made  from other points on the Island and  the Upper Country, the Island dona  tions to date being as follows:  Cowichan Station    and    Cowichan  Bay Red Cross Society $200; Alberni  $121.50; Parksville $25; Sidney $75;  Gi;igg,   Commissioner  of   Commerce,  Ladysmith and Extension, first prom i  &  Now \U <e.s From  Abbotsford  to Alriertfrove   10 for Throe Minutes  Abbotsford  to Mission   10 for  Abbotsford to Otter  .' 20 for  Three Minutes  Three Minutes  Also special night rates between 7 p.  m. and 8 a. m. to all points in British  Columbia. Three times the regular  day period for the regular day  rate.  Make appointments any time during  the day.  B. G. Telephone Co., Ltd.  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRI-E & McKENZIE .  w  insurance  Insure your horses and cattle in  case of accident or death  A valuable Mare is worth insuring, so are  the other farm stock. See me as to cost  of this kind of insurance, which is very  reasonable.  in  ���������mniiMwn unify  1  if  ���������!  i  *E*3  '?  ;:*'. ���������'  f  *&���������>? Jt.l,?..,-..6s-ft .    ' - *%*v  (,6  irow  BELGIUM WAS  MADK  A HUGE FORTIIRSS  Wi%j^-^������  K-the .Centre;   Why  Jhe  G������������'n������aiiS  Are  M������ki,,o-      ?  ouch  Sacrifices  General Brailmont, one of 'thP ffrGo  ������Se f0���������������VH��������� Bn,E������ .'fa0  -    General Brailmont also    dpqiirn������ri  General     railmnnro'-    n.  ���������     (a)   Certify the capital.  '(c)   Make an ��������� ontrenched oamn \'t  the m0St important centre" of "Sun  ication m each..one.of invasion   an  support it  by one or two t������s "  tS6 d.S0^to^eafortined,d^  neSs^  t-Kyma0r.���������L:ene,ny ""���������V���������  mo^^^rs,^et!;^inda  watching it. , tl,e  ""J"  ������) Dofeiul the mountain roads l>v  provisional fortifications   " J  (8)   Make  a large  place i���������  eacll  *Rfe ABBOT^okb POST. iSBOTS^ORb. fc & ..j^^^  shoes ���������ow in stock to be cleared out  at cost pr,ce, including English K Boots, the  TS^T Tft ������{ wUcil are $600> 6-50 and  7-50 for $4.50, $S.50 ,nd $6.00 pe     2  Prices on other lines cut as low.  Call and see this offering. You can not  possAly secure anything like the value W  me money elsewhere.  ���������mimm n,n , j  ABBOTSFQRP, B. c  stocked.with-the best of wines,-liquor and cigars,  sates, fi.soyro $2.00 per day  proprietors!  and Balogna always on hand.     Fishevery Thursday  President, Chas Hill-Tout   Sectary, S^Mortey"  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held Fim Monday of Each Month  'Spa? th^?VJlJCh is far fr���������^  en y mlkt f6 antI where th* on-  (H lortiJv"1 t0,CStab,isl1 Himself  0 lectio, Ssy,'���������00MStS ^d harbor������- '  be ,ad$ sum?,���������??e "ro^als will  "e i^onT?^ ������ VST" ot  manders in cJiiof ol tL       ���������   le C0,U-,  dec/did1 L: h! S"nany a'rmy  Western army krou n n,J n ������e ������f her  Meuse the Gei man  , i   7aIley 0f the  HR. "s sdv������  place magnificent fortified  clo^VlireiroGtd2mP ������f LlGge wlth lts  on ot    tho greatest of modern mil  i\e and a half miles for the nnter  line,    ihe distance from on������ r^f-  pazcis so that the fire from the lar-e  a s eel1 S? rririnch ^uns counted  in sLeel turrets in these forts r>���������  sweep the intervening country  |pre?entStia^iartiIIery  aIone  c^not  nftn       ? advance of infantry. That  or&tre,s 6 "������ne by tro?pa- ���������eUbUe  iuicret,s reserve, whc<?p tnov ,���������+ ���������    *  ?g������t .Dented teid inSnchments rao  aLroHrwiim������a^'S  d-uacK 01  the enemy is outlined* hv  Ins moves, is to strike.    Thfaiortre-  reserve, so called, as it comprLeftho  roops remaining after, the forts hi ������  been manned, has to be of aufflcW  strength to accomplish its task  ,.    Up to the present that fortress r-i������  erve  was able  to  do  so    '������������?"���������   ���������*  '.losle  to   believe   that  the   Ge man"  sudden attack found the garrison en  a Peace foting. only,  and the ^Ln  usheede?o% -WhlCh, C������Uld  iS  rushed  to Liege  from  other    milif  '"to MTZf."Te'.-and S0 ^'imJed  liW bv >.L ���������!.'S " necess"y nider  ,.,y7. ������ mdent efforts'made-bv  - ssa?���������xr���������rbTL25?  .s^r^e"0^-^'^"*^  W Liege falls before toe Gerrnn  S'fn'e al������  "������re  tas,IS  ^U"l���������  oerore the German army ferouns-nnw  oeiore it can hope to enter France  and be on the road to Paris Theso  tasks will be: First the valley of the  Meuse, to overcomethe forts'ofiiiV  o?NamTr 1^ ***"*** ������SS  or xNamur, the outer lines of defence  of which have in the last few day'  been strengthened by numerous oar  1 works and  the garrison oHlSch  lias  certainly been brought    un      S  more than the    required    strength  Second the fall 0f Liege Wou d cpen  ,to the German invasion, whose Ic.^ic  al   objective  in. that   section   would  tarv for^6 t0 CJUSh the Belgian mi?  Jn^fi ^ and t0 veduce the g^eat  Should Liege fall before the Eele-  ian army had the necessary time to  mobilize completely, to affect its%ra  egic concentration and to maio  Junction with the French amy groan  the road, to Brussels would be free  as the Belgian-army under such con  ditions  could  oppose serious  re-ist  ance in the open field.  But should Liege still hold out for  a few days and allow the concent���������  ������on of the mobilized Belgian for J  ���������their junction with the French ar  aS Nn? 'n E Z������ne between iu^n  fouJSragreatanast������bborny  fought battle would' decide whether  the Germany army could continue ?s  march toward Paris 6r if- the French  Sa wpn,d> begin  to  advan^S  Tills  is  Why t,,e   Qermans  h   y  MvesybSorefitCh1 "~M''tio,^A "  York Sm    ��������� S o'1-'^���������New  I>aiiy Produce, Veg  nes. and Fancy  >  jU^sent to K��������������� WestJSsS't^  Visit the Exhibition, but better be  'an Exhibitor.  Excellent programme of Sports,  Baseball and Football  Matches  Entry forms and  full iriformation  from^ the Secretary of the  Association or the  President.  Idress: SECRE'  .nMlsio^Z'aSC?^0^-  ij o������ X^tt ���������i  M  ii  "���������iil  Miss Jean Alanson is visiting in  Vancouver with friends for a ueek  or ten days. ���������  Miss LT^cL^^orth Vancou  ver is visiting at the home ot Mrs. J.  A.  McGowan this week.  -1- '  . *_ ���������   A few of the Abbotsford Minstrel  Troupe are preparing to do a Pierrot  turn on Abbotsford Fair Day. 1 his  ihould be an extra attraction, to visitors and townspeople alike. Let  them all come.  ,   countr? durWth^^.^"-  Two'more  of /Abbotsford's.young  men ^veleftt^^C  their eemc^ to, toeir country,  A'7?ir^lS  ae -cSlUwack   104th  Rttlnt'ana Wave' left tor header  ' ters at the coast..- .  Mrs   b   Sm.ith of Vancouver,  Mr.  ^^idof^couver^Mr.^C.  Brokoski   of   Calgary   <y i k  Gray of ColdwaterOn.-were  end visitors to Abbotsfoid, tq_  to  Chilliwack on Suncuy  turning to Vancouver.   ���������  ���������,, t t qnarrow'has1, added to his  recently purchased ronvuie g ^eyt  ^Tbufwhen iT becanie generally  TheAbboiford  ������  and  Trading Company   are. toanni,  piece, of logging,.rf^0a;;^DVe timber  brook road as all the **������'������*" railroad  has been., taken .out    .^other lo-  Tne'e^el^  Conservative Association at tneir^^  --^S^omn^ speakers te  st.  Matthews  church  conducted  a  . ,   lo���������   nt   the   residence  ot   ivirb.  Bo^l on Tlnu-sday afternoon. A large  nmnbei  of ladies were present apart  S��������� those of the congregation.  HOTEL 'ARRIVALS  <F   Downs,  Vancouver.  j'M. Maloney, Vancouver.  E  Hutcherson, Ladner.  W S. Chimlea, Vancouver,  j   o. Lee, Mission.  W: Harn, Mission  W   S. Chancle, Vancouver  G Wenzel, Durieu,  j*D   Matheson,-Durieu  Wm. Strath, Durieu.  L W. Walters, Ladner.  Henry Jordan, Ladner.  G   E   Beckman anw wite, Vancou  vpr  t  TOpreuson, Winnipeg.       _  Pete? Bryso'n. New Westminster.  j   5   Jackson, Vancouver.  A   E. Humphrey, Vancouver.  ir'  R   Harris, Sumas.  A   A    Cruickshank, Chilliwack  Bill Longfellow, Vancouver.  ���������F   Henley, Vancouver.  ^ U- ?^n^SNewUXSnnster.  n  aS^New Westminster  W    J.  Cliff, Vancouver.  1    Clarb, Vancouver.  Tt   Brown, Vancouver.  Peter Larson, N. Vancouver.      .  Mrs Larson, N. Vancouver.  ^���������f; Tnr^on   N. Vancouver.  f D   Witton. N. Vancouver.  JG   w. McNeish, N. Vancouver.  - Mrs   McNeish, N. Vancouver  jas  Lapine, N.Vancouver.  desirous of helping will, find Plenty  ������^S^ ^Ker ^5  fr" a Listing in the maintenance of  police coast guards, in guarding the  elegraph lines, as messengers tor the  Red Cross Society and in various oth  ���������er������'TheS"Dominion Council is assured  tliatTceanDadian Scouts will  be found  way by doTng whatever it may locally  be in their power to do.  The do^taioTlo^ment wiU in  oi n.-nhflbilitv vote some fifty mnium  ? ni liraas a wai fund to be used m  SJ protection of Canada and Can*-  ian interests during the wr^  Kl LN DBIBD Board Ends cannow  bo  obtained   from  the  naU----Order  at once while the stock lasts, *-.ou  7^ ������ lavce double wagon-box full ae  Uveredt-foieapest and best summer  Wt55Ser ������ Trading Co.  every member being sorry that camp  Sg^as over but looking brown and  healthy, and much improved m^very  way.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Connection. Mission City  ������, O. Brundage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work  in  Painting,  Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call,  j    Practical-work at practical  prices  Gladys Ave.  woriTfok the boy scouts  ^minion Coui^^ There^uld  Ke Many Opportunities ioi J.i������-  To Give Service  Ottawa, Aug^J^h;, foUow  S == Coun^of the Canad-  ^ *rr uoiu cwjthinr K  two   weeks,   Boy JScoute  lave  offering;their serv ces ^rities in  the civil andmihtary ;,tage  tlie present emergency.        ^ DQm_  THAT  LOOK OFTigFACTION  is in the face of    every_    man  fresh from his morning plunge.  B     whether the plunge is a de-   .  light, or an unpleasant^ to  hurry .through, depenab  your bathroom. We can put in  all the new improvements and  fixtures, in .youri bathroom at  most reasonable prices.    ~  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  aiflo- Abbotsford  , Old Creamery Blagr  Conservative Ass������ciauuu ������ &y_ t emergency.- -  meeting ^f^n^t speakers to L doeB not see-m wise^ for t ..       ^  lor and.otheyrormn .dj bu|. :.Gounoil to advise as        ization  v- of^P^-S'a^K  "t -"--^t^c^s .part in  P������8.������t ^r.aSon    ifius   falling   in  postponed this^meetu^ ������~ in  opportune  occasion,   ���������*      throUgh  line with the, general, oanjoi Ume  inion Council io *  .- "organization  act forms in which the org ^  as a whole can best take its  theeXiStmucftoSltdorrauic^in  ^eryTocaStythafall boys who are  Absence makes    the    heart  grow fonder; we're told, buta  food portrait of the absent one  ^UlVeep the recollection much  more vivid���������and comfort many  rionely.lipurot separation.  We make a specialty of por-  traiture-,and'Our.sUidioxSfiex.  ceptionally  equipped  for     nne  portrait work.  The Royal Studuv  'any U^otwo^a^ the farmj^njwW^  There are many ll"~ .      reat advantage,    me J" ������������������ ,,   e m&  ,ly tte electric current lo|rea��������� comparedjlUuthe txme  /ailing a T^nTe saved by itB work at a ��������������������� ���������f '"/earn sep-  rn'Sw'/eSll/used. ^ ^ it po.ihle for yon  loW'f^^  "������5S8^j������^ae^/^^������  ������ <ntorfiqted in saving u*- ���������-a1"  HJ  i\  i\S  i  fe'ici

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