BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Abbotsford Post 1921-02-11

Item Metadata


JSON: xabpost-1.0168615.json
JSON-LD: xabpost-1.0168615-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xabpost-1.0168615-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xabpost-1.0168615-rdf.json
Turtle: xabpost-1.0168615-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xabpost-1.0168615-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xabpost-1.0168615-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 88* ';���������'       ��������� '  l:   .  mmft >imi|iiiiii^tm^^]>  . iwfr ������. ^^������<^y'iai������������������^v^������^!^iiwsa������%*g^-aa^^ ^w^jf?*^1 s^yyJW^NK^iJ^  iSp^&SSSESSsfc  (?  ���������'   ''    -It'V. ���������'">1  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  i    . ~  Vol. XXL, No. 14.  \HiBOTSFORD, B, C,  FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 1921  <i^^ft-8  $1.00 per Year  S������  BOARD OF TRADE  The regular monthly meeting of  the Abbotsford iind district Board of  Trade was hold in the G. W. V. A.  club rooms on Monday evening Feb.7  with a large attendance. ' " * ���������  joined    were;  R.    Leary, A.  Gray, II. Fred-  t. .1. Carscalleu  Ball,    T.    E.  W.   Mouldy  New members who  F.    Weir,  Messrs. C  Weston, E. Rine, J. 1  erickson, H. Watson,  R.  McCuBock, J.    W.  Shone,  Angus  Campbel  and  A.  Cruickshank.  Letters from the li. C. Electric to  N. Hill, president, re stopping of  trains on crossing and improvement,  of approach to freight, and baggage  sheds were read and ordered lo be  filed.  F. J. R. Whitchelo stated that he  had been' advised by llon.; E. D.  Barrow that it was his intention at  the earliest possible moment to ,go  over suggested improvements ' with  his engineer and give the matter his  attention. Tho report was adopted  with suggestion that a member from  points outside the townsite in both  Matsqui and Sumas municipalities  be added to this committee to effect  more general  representation.  The secretary was also instructed  to write the C. P. R. and 13. C. E. R.  drawing their attention to the need  of improvement to . sidewalk crossings on Essendene Ave., and that  they :be properly planked, or if possible, cement.  Moved and seconded that Mr. Webster be instructed to proceed with  organization of Volunteer . Fire  ' Brigade and take necessary steps to  improve present .arrangements and  apnlianc.es. Carried.  Reference was made to the preliminary organization of Hospital ex-  executive committees, - which have  been delayed through illness, but  some progress has been made.  The  following    committees    were j  named by their respective chairmen. !  Finance: Chairman J. Brydges, mem  bers Messrs.  McCallum  and  Preston  Publicity:     Chairman     l'\     J.     R  Fadden  to a son  son arc  HUNTINGDON  Mr. Charles Thompson, of Ellen  burg, is taking up fanning at Clin  ton, B. C.  The wife of Mr. Winifred  tvf Whatcom road; gave birth  this week. Both mother and  doing well. , '        ,. <���������  A man, known as "Red Anderson,"  rejected some time ago as an. undesirable, was arrested on February  3rd.  The McKcnzic road bridge, which  has been a costly item in the matter  of upkeep for many years past, is to  be scraped and a fill constructed in  its place.  Mr. J. W. Cottrill has purchased  a fine new team which he intends-  to use in his business and help boost  Abbotsford   along.  Mr. C. Sumner has moved into the  building next door with his store.  He thinks there must be something  uncanny about the floor of the corner building as the floor has started  a downward trend.  The entertainment in tho Presbyterian church on Monday evening  was a grand success and the Ladies'  Aid of Abbotsford deserve crdeit for  putting on such a grand play. Many  from Abbotsford attended.'  Mr.  Blatchford formerly    of  'customs  office  has ��������� purchased  | Vanderhoof  farm and  will    run  himself.     Price paid is  $4 5,000.  I'SE  ELECTRICAL  DYKING  MACHINES  the  the  it  Help the Hospital Fund.  MANY DEMANDS FOR ROADS  The   first  council-, meeting., of.-..the  new council for -S'limas  municipality  was attended by a full quota    and a  usual number of    visitors    from all  parts   of   the  municipality.   A   lively  interest was taken, especially in the  matter of roads owing  to  the rapid  progress' being  made on   the  Sumas  dyke. Many owners who arc about to  establish     themselves,    demand now  _ I roads  to   their  building  silos and  it,  j is evident that..the new council   will  'have its hands full in order to meet  Whitchelo, members Messrs Eby and  Robertson.  Fire arid Light: Chairman E.  Webster, Messrs Wright and  Hunter.  Agriculture. Chairman A. H  Harrop,   members   Messrs   Cope  and  Bell.  Entertainment: Chairman C  Wallace, members Messrs. Brydges  and   Whitchelo.  Membership: Chairman E. A.  Barrett, 'member Mr. Ackland.  . It was moved and seconded thai  tho Council take up the mailer of  by-laws and submit report for next  meeting. ,   Carried.  the requirements of this great new  area which is being opened up and  be ready for cultivation next  Undoubtedly there has never  in this province so great a  set before a municipaPcouiicil  its decisions as lo the laying of  ) will  ! year  ! been  task  and  Help the Hospital Fund:  MANSON ELECTED SPEAKER  for  the  lo  Mr. A. M. Manson, member  Omineca, was elected Speaker of  Legislative by the Liberal caucus  day, after Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith had  definitely refused the post. Mr.  Manson was deputy speaker last year.  The post of deputy speaker was  awarded to F. A. Pauline, Saanich:  This decision was only arrived at  after Premier Oliver had exhausted  every resource to persuade Mrs.  Smith to accept the post, which  would not. only have disposed of the  problem of what distinction to give  her bul would also have placated .the  male members - who sought the  Speakership.  .!  main arteries of traffic will be of a  far  reaching significance,  Mr. 1;. V. Kenny asked for repairs  lo be made on the road leading from  the Vye road north to the Campbell  properly.  Mr. M. M. Bowman requested that  a road bo constructed through section '1 to the boundary from the Vye  road.  Mr.'.I. H. T-luggard, of New Westminster, who intends to build on liis  property here, applied for gravelling  to be done on the Harris road.  The matter of the proposed Boundary road cropped up but as no communication had been rccieved from  the new owner, Mr. Fred Kickbush,  of the Vanderhoff Farm, it had" to  be postponed.  Discussion with reference to the  repairs to the Campbell and Mac-  Kcnzie roads last year took up a  good deal,of the new council's time.  Major H. E. Humphries of Chilliwack was appointed municipal- .engineer.  meeting of the-council was  for on    conclusion of the  tho    court of    revision on  Feb."8.  Special  arranged  sitting of  Tuesday,  I have now a full line of the following Slock  Foods and Disinfectants:--'  Animal Invjgorator  ���������A de-orderizer of national reputation; also a disinfectant for poultry  and stock. Guaranteed the best of  its kind on the market.  ���������-(Woodhouse) one of the best in-  vigoralors for horses and cattle during the cold wet days of winter. Some  stockmen think there is nothing like  it.  ��������� U0Sf on the market as a perfect  food for all young stock. It is just  the thing for them during the time  when there is but little grass.  tore  J. J. SPARROW  j     With the coining of spring, development work in the Fraser Valley is  once again claiming considerable attention,-and the programme this year  is of particular interest as it includes  several   big  provincial,, undertakings.  Must at the present moment the only  big undertaking is the reclamation of  Sumas  Lake and the adjoining fine  j agricultural   lands,   a  project   which  I runs  into an expenditure of $1,800-  '000. The throwing up of. the Fraser  River dyke is proceeding rapidly, and  i last month some 50,000 yards of soil  j was  shifted   by     the     big     Bucyrus  machine, which has    been    working  j steadily on this dyke since    its    arrival from Vancouver. At. the present  [ rate of progress it is    expected that  ' the end of the G. N. R. trestle will be  reached at the end of the month or  early next month.  The smaller    ditcher,    which has  | been-employed on    the    McGillivray  ' Creek on drainage   work,    has   now  Completed   its   Job   in   that   locality,  and has been removed to Woodruff,  ' where it has started on the Vedder  River seepage ditch.  | The two machines at present operating have been doing good work,  but steps are being taken to advance  the work more rapidly, and two  machines are now being'-got ready to  reach Cannor this month; while three  others are expected in March. They  will'be electrically driven, and the  work of erecting poles .for a power  line started yesterday morning;  - -A contract- for- a -powir.Uine .aloug.  the dyking right-of-way has been let  to Mr. C. Moulton, of New Westminster, the line starting from Woodruff. This will be the main power  supply for the entire system, and it  will be used after the completion of  the scheme for the pumping station  which will carry five 5 4. inch centrifugal pumps. Clearing on 'the  Atchelitz dyke has been started.  As soon as the power line has been  erected work will start on the  Vedder dyke, which stretches from  the Sumas river straight across the  prairie to the bend of the Vedder  niver.  Mr. A. N. Sinclair, the engineer in  charge of the scheme, is pleased with  the progress being made, and is of  the opinion that all going well,  there should be no great difficulty in  cutting out the water in   1922.  The Marsh-Bourne Construction  Company still has the contract, and  there has been no change in this respect. There has been a complete reorganization, and Mr. A-: R. Duncan,  of the Vulcan Iron Works is presi-  1 dent. .      ���������   -  I The tract, -which the Sumas  'reclamation scheme embraces, comprises 33,000 acres of farming land,  of which 1.0.000 acres lie at the  bottom of the Sumas Lake. The average cost of reclamation will be  about $0 0 per acre. The cost of  clearing stump land in tiie Eraser  Valley runs from between $300 and  $500 per acre,  The great fertility of the Sumas  lands is well known, and the lands  should be all in good shape for  bumper crops within the next three  years. Lying, as it docs, almost at  the very gates of Vancouver, the  undertaking should prove of great.ad  vantage to the coast cities, while it  cannot fail in adding to the already great wealth of the premier  fanning district of the province.  Other great works to be undor-  .a.ken in the Fraser Valley this year  includes the paving of the Pacific  Highway from the B. C. E. R.;.track  at Cloverdale down to flip portion  paved last year, ending at the Johnston road. The town-of Cloverdale  will be fully paved form the end of  the Presbyterian church property to  Parr's corner. Surrey formers are  delighted with the portion of the  Pacific Highway already paved, and  the completion of the pavement to  Cloverdale will mean that there will  be. frequent-jitney services and consequent settlement all along  highway.  PERSONALS  A Valentine Dance will be given  by the W. A. on Thursday night, February 17th:. Huen's Orchestra will be  in attendance and the proceeds will  be in aid of the Hospital Fund.  The Parent-Teachers will hold a.  meeting in the school on Monday  afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelson of  Mission visited his sister Mrs. Fred  Currie this week.  Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McDaniel were  visitors   to  Victoria  recently:  A very . enjoyable dance was  given by Mrs. E. W. Mouldy and  Mrs. R, Duncan at Mrs. Duncan's  home on Wednesday night. Among  those present were;- Mr. R. Mc-  Crimmon and Miss Margaret, Mrs.  H. McNeil, Mr. and Mrs. T. Rowell  and family, Mr. 'and Mrs. D. Coombs  and family, Mr. and Mrs. Todd, Mrs.  T. Walters, Mr. Mathew, Mr. -G. Hig-  ginson, Miss Sinclair, Mrs. Kerr, Dick  McEwen, Mr. and Mrs. Murray and  Silvia, Mr. and Mrs. McNellie, Mr.  and Mrs. J. Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs.  Good, Miss McCpnnal, Miss Tenner-  son, Miss Lilly Joy, Mr.'and Mrs. J.  Duiicaii and family", Mr. Barnchit-  tick, Mr. P. Gainer,-Mr. Clausie, Mrs.  Paterson. Good old time music was  enjoyed and all had a fine tinip.  Will I'sc Hall For A School  1..   O.   L.   MEETING  The regular monthly meeting of  ,the Abbotsford L. O. L. No. 1867 was  held on Saturday last at 8 p .in. with  a- good_ attendance. .Rev,. Bro. Letts,  was in the chair and all other officers were present. The lecture was  repeated by R. W. Bro. W. G. Gamble  Post Grand Master and Bro. S. J.  Bates. One brother was advanced to  the Royal'Blue Degree and also one  brother advanced to the Mistrics of  tiie Royal Arch Purple Degree. The  brother J. L. McLean and brother W.  G. Gamble exemplified the serial  work in splendid form as is usual  with Bro. Gamble. After the usual  business the Lodge closed in due  form to meet again on March 5th.  Sumas,   like   other   municipalities,  in the Fraser Valley, is beginning to  want more    school    accommodation,,  and the new council at its meeting oh'  Saturday, granted the use of the old'  hall   for  school  purposes.  The  main  business of the council, was t'o have  been a discussion on    the    proposed",  road along the    international  boundary line, but Mr. Fred Kickbush, the  new owner of the Vanderhoof property,  did  not put in an ^appearance.*  Several other interested parties also  being absent,  the matter had  to be-  left.over    until it is    possible to arrange a meeting.  School     estimates     amounting  to'  $6715  were passed, this amount including $1000 for the grading of the  Huntingdon School grounds.  New Year appointments were; Dr.  Swift, health officer .and Mr. E. A.  Humphreys, of Chilliwack, municipal  engineer.  It_ was decided to call for   tenders  for the ^f111 on the    McKenzie    road. .  The old trestle is a cause of big an-"  nual  expense, and  the fill will  also  greatly reduce the grade on both approaches.  There were the usual requests for  new roads, and for repairs to existing roads, which will have the consideration of the council.  The old hall, which has been loaned for school purposes, is that portion of the present hall, which was  the municipal hall, but before the  recent addition was made.  SIGNS   OF  SPRING  first signs of spring are gen-  to be seen in this locality, but  the only indication is the  willows, and the presence of  the branches' of the tree. It is  long way to the full glory of  which usually breaks between  the fifteenth and twenty-fifth of  April in the Fraser Valley. Owls  ducks and woodpeckers, will be  hatching out their eggs by that time1  unless the season is particularly:  early.  The  orally  so far  pussy  sap in  still a  spring,  OTTO IS  VICE TO  the  A*~  ������<w-������������^^4  Some of the ; linpst rhubarb . displayed this year was on sale today  on Water Street says the Vancouver  WrrM. The ilrst shipment from  William Nye, of Mission City, arrived  in the morning and scarcely hesitated  in its" move from the train to the re-'  tailors, so eager was the demand.  We claim ilia I this store is a good "Boost." for  the town of Abbotsford and district; and our  reason for this is in the fact that a fine clean Slock  is always at the command of the people who deal  at this store. Our various departments are kept  up to the requirements so far as it is possible lo  do with our limited space. The needs of the people are always kept in mind when wc purchase  goods andthe longer wc are in business the better  service will be given lo our increasing trade. In  1921 we hope I observe you better than ever. We in-  vile inspection of our Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes  Men's Furnishings. Our Grocery prices are the  equal of any for quality and price. Here .arc. a  few Grocery Prices:  Pine Apple  Pi  lii  23c  Squirrel Brand Peanut Butter, a tin ���������������24c  Aunt Jemina Pan Cake flour, 2-for ...35c  Golden Cross Baking Powder, 2 for ..............  Austral inn Marmalade, Kiddie Brand, 50c lin  Roman Meal, a package   Stove Pipe Varnish with Tin and Brush  Extra Choice Salmon, lar.ne lins   .X..  35c  40c  20c  ..10c  ..24c  Finest Indo-Ceylon Tea, 5 lb. lots 65c quality $2.05  SPRING HATS FOR MEN NOW IS STOCK  ���������revaraRHi  waaeataBaamt  Ban  PA TRONIZE YOUR HOME STORES and SA YE  MONEY, and THUS BUILD UP THE TO WN  B.   C.   Phone,   4  'Farmers'   Phone   1007  smmsjtaswuiiMwmm > A  ������AGB  TS=f]!J*  __ ftr -T,15������T5  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  zac  ^*<*-fHve,St*i*r-  TUE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday "  j. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY-11, 1921  There are .many ways of boosting a district, and  the better a district is "boosted'; the better it is for the  whole province, including the larger cities at the coast.  This local jealousy between one small town and anther small town not many miles distant-is the best way  that wc know of creating Ilia I. which, makes your own  town belter than it would otherwise be���������of course the  natural honest fair kind of jealousy, thai would not  pcrmitof doing anv harm.lo your neighboring town,  or.iis citizens. That feeling is imbedded deeply m the  human breast and if carried along lines of progress  means prosperity and development.  But we cannot have good towns in the Fraser Valley unless we have good roads; and there is no oilier  part of the province of British Columbia where'good  roads mean so much as they do in the Fraser Valley.  The seasons have something to do with it, it is true.  .Good"roads, throughout the Dominion is an important .questionwith all our governments, and it so  impresses itself upon the Dominion government thai  it has placed, to the credit of each province a certain a-  mount spread over a number of years, and we are led  to believe that this amount may be increased so important is this'matter as that government sees it. H wisely  spent this money should do considerable to relieve the  good roads, question of the Fraser Valley.  The provincial government does a lot of talking  about good roads but either the method or the system  adopted does, not give as good results as the loud b'past-  ingwhich the cabinet ministers feed the public upon.  The truth of the matter; in bur. mind is that there  is too much politics and talk in the policy .laid down  to give resultjs. And in the meantime our roads are  suffering and the development of the Fraser Valley is  retarded. ....  We would'like to see the Dominion government a-  dopt a different policy in regard to.future donations of  load money, to this province���������a policy that, would eliminate provincial politics. 'We would/ suggest that  the next five million dollars���������or whalever donation it  may be;���������would be given lo the various municipalities  which'are equipped with fairly good road machinery  to-carry on the work of construction. There are now  in the Fraser Valley a number of municipalities that  are in possession of or about to come into possession  of road machinery that would enable them to handle  quite a large amount of money other than that gotten  by taxation; and. in those municipalities'within the  twenty mile belt of the C. P. R. the money would be  doing a wonderful lot of good: and perhaps the railway could in instances be. induced to contribute to the  Dominion government allowance. Could it be worked out? Let us think it over and, gel busy if il would  work. . *  EDUCATION IN  WESTERN   CANADA  Among the administrative duties  which come solely within the Jurisdiction of Provincial Legislatures and  Governments possibly none are more  important and vital to the true welfare and strength af the country than  - those who have to do with the schools  and educational policy. ��������� While the  Dominion Parliament has the right,  in certain contingencies, to override  Provincial school legislation affecting  minorities, it has nothing whatever  to do with general educational policy and administration. The strength  or weakness, the success or failure,  of the schools of-Canada is, therefore  a direct responsibility of ��������� the Provinces.  From their inception, the Western  Provinces of Canada have placed education, and the creation and develop  mout of a strong elementary system  of .schools, first and foremost in  their legislative and administrative  programmes.' The people have demanded this, and the Governments  have responded to that demand;  Governments have in fact led the way  in the introduction of reforms'and  tho adoption of the most advanced  methods. The result, is that today in  almost every city, town, village and  rural district, the school is the object  of pride on the part of all people and  is accorded .their enthousiastic support. The school is the one institution  for which'large sums of money are  ungrudgingly voted and ins upport of  which taxes are cheerfully paid.  It is recognized, too, that the elementary school of today is something  more than a means of teaching children to read, write and count correctly. It is realized that the school  is the training ground of citizenship,  and that the right    type of   citizen is  the man or woman' who possess not  only  rudimentary  knowledge  of  the  three R's, but who is physically fit to  | endure   the  struggles  and  hardships  j of life,-whose powers of observation,  j thought, initiative and general intel-  j ligence are developed, and whose educational training is of a character to  make them    fully    efficient in their  chosen occupation or calling,  i     T-Ionce the    more    or a    Provincial  Department of Education consists of  much more than the   organization of  school districts, the training of teach-  res, and    the    payment    of    certain  I  rants in support of schools. Realizing  .that a child cannot pursue its studies  j.to the best advantage and concentrate  on its work if it is    suffering    from  some    physical    defect    or    disease.  Western   Governments   have  created  a  branch devoted to school hygiene,  and staffs of school nurses are employed  who visit the schools, report  on the system of lighting and ventilation, and whether the seating la conducive to health and the development  ���������of    strong    upright    bodies.    These  nurses  examine  the  children's  eyes,  teeth, throats, etc., and report defects  to the parents. Frequently they visit  the homes of defective children and  discuss their needs with the parents.  In this way defects are found and gen  erally remedied of which parents and  child may have    been    Ignorant, but  which were the   cause of   indolence,  lack of application, and general backwardness    in    study.    Cleanly    ''and  healthful habits are taught'and their  importance emphasized.  Boys' and girls' clubs are organized, school fairs held, school gardens  and plots arranged, and.the rudiments of agriculture taught in rural  schools which are attended by the  sons and daughters of our   Western  Farmers,- while    manual    and    technical training, and night, schools are  provided "in urban centres. The girls  are given' lessons in domestic science  and thus equipped for the discharge  of home duties.' Free text  books are  supplied, an ever-increasing army of  inspectors is employed with a    view  to a steady increase'in the efficiency  in teaching methods, the standard of  qualifications  demanded  of  teachers  is being raised year by    year,    compulsory   school   attendance   laws   administered   by  school  attendance  officers are enforced with a view to see-  ���������' ing that every boy arid    girl    obtains  j the benefits    of an    elementary    ed-  ' ucatioii' ,and special   ..efforts are put  ���������forth to develop    schools   among the  iinany    communities of    non-English  ! birth in    this    Western    country    in  ! order that the    younger    generation  ! may  become imbued   with   Canadian  | ideals of citizenship.   .  These policies, so essential to the  future, not oilly of the children, but  of the State itself��������� because the stability of a State is dependent, upon the  standard of its citizenship��������� costs an  immense amount of money, especially  in these newer Provinces of the West  where distances are great, population  yet small and widely scattered, uud  pioneer, conditions in many respects  still prevail. It is not surprising,  therefore, that in Saskatchewan h:.sl  year the largest single item of ox-  i lendiLure by the Provincial Govern-  ncnt was for education. Education  jailed for the expenditure by the  uovcrnment of about one-quarter of  the entire Provincial revenue,, and  what is true of Saskatchewan is approximately true of the other Prairie  Provinces.  It will be seen, therefore, that,  notwithstanding the fact ��������� that the  Western Provinces do not enjoy the  wealth and resources of the Eastern  Provinces, and are laboring under  pioneer conditions which have passed  in the older portions of the Dominion,  Legislatures and Governments here  are discharging the fundamental duty  of government in providing for an "intelligent, trained citizenship, thus  laying the foundations for a contented, prosperous and efficient State in  the years to come.  PARENTS MUST PAY THE COST  There was some excitement when  the. members of the Matsqui School  for the ensuing year to the Matsqui  Council on Saturday. The total was  $25,534, including provision for tho  repayment of the $3,070 overdrawn  last year.  During the discussion which preceded the adoption of the estimates,  which; were filially approved with  o-ut, alteration, the matter of Matsqui children attending school at Abbotsford and Langley came up, and  it was stated that -where 'parents  sent their children to outside  schools as a matter of choice,, they  would he responsible for the cost.  Lists of such children are to obtained  from Abbotsford ' and Langley for  that   purpose.  . It was stated that the estimates  did not include the cost of the canoe  asked for by the Ridgedale teacher  recently, but that a hollow log would  be supplied if desired. Last year the  school expenditure represented a  seven mill rate���������this year the rate  will be ten mills, the estimates  i;eing increased by around $7,000.  Some discussion arose as to  whether roads or education should  be the first consideration, and Trustee Conroy said people would not  obiect to ..the education rate provided their children ..got real education.  Trustee Owens stated that the starting salaries in Matsqui for teachers,  were the ^lo^west of any district in  the Fraser VJalley, $84 0, .and that  the teachers were not overpaid compared with the earnings of pick and  shovel laborers.   .  Councillor Morrison thought that  janitor's 'expenses might be cut  down, whereupon Trustee Conroy  said they would be obliged for information as to how to do it.  Incidentally the need for telephonic communication was urged in  connection with the safeguarding oi  the. health of scholars and tho community generally ,and the obtainiiife  of medical assistance promptly when  needed.  Salaries amount to $300 more than  last year, as the result of a readjustment, but outside of that it was intimated that the trustees did no see  their way to grant increases.  $fcjbqffl,^nnnuiittnrm^  E. W.  Bigelow  Barrister, Etc.  At J. A. CATHERWOOD'S  Every   Friday  Phones:   Mission  1503  Long Distance:   Pt. Coquitlam  Phone 80  Owing lo trouble, between the job printers and  their employers, which resulted in a cessation of  work for the first two weeks of this year, the publication of the Vancouver and- Lower Mainland  Telephone Directory has been delayed:. It was  anticipated that it. would be ready,on February  1st, but it well be three or four weeks late.  Since the job printers resumed work on January 17th, ail speed has been made with the  printing, and the Directory will be delivered to  subscribers as soon as possible.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Wm. Atkinson  .General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist.  ' 23 years among the Stockmen of  the Fraser Valley.- Am fsimilni-  with the different breeds of live  stock and their values.   ..  Address   all   communications    to  Box .34 Chilliwack, B. C'  J. H. JONES  %  Funeral   Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  1  Phone Connection. Mission City  -INCUBATORS  AND  BROODERS*  for the coming hatching season,  which will be the biggest in the  history of this Province.'  BUCKEYE,   JUBILEE,   RELIABLE,  PRAIRIE    STATE    and    ELECTRIC  INCUBATORS    and    BROODERS.  CATALOGUES     FREE     ���������  son  841 Canibie St.  VANCOUVER  For   a Good SmokeTry  B.C. & Old Sport  CIGARS  B.   C.   CiGAR    FACTORY  WILBERG & WOLZ. profs  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE. .  J. A. Catherwood Building  Pliouc 8G01 P., O. Box OO  MISSION CITY, B. C  r#  490! TOURING CAR  $1153 F. O. B. Mission City  jmn 'iTVBfaa  All Ihe cars arc in perfect condition, and if considering a second-hand car, it would pay you to  conic in and see them.  Ford 1{>15-1(> 5-PasseHger, $!S7 cash toil, on easy terms  Ford 11)18-19 Model, ton Truck, $275 cash, toil, easy terms  Ford '1911) Model 5-Passeng'er,-$825 cash, toil....easy terms  STUART MOTORS  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  MISSION CITY, JJ. 0. jn_������iini.'~niiij.ni i.   i irfii    ' r"    r-i       Tl"Tr;���������r;"r"^ "" " T*"**  sr,<<awggfra&gsgaAii>w.j'M''aiii'l' assaswp^gsgapgg'!  it  THE ABBOTSFORD fOST  PAGE THREE  ���������?o  STICK TO YOUR OWN HOME TOWS  Make It the Best and Cleanest in, the Country���������The smaller it  Is, the Better a Chance it Has To Grow  just as well as if the people themselves, and much better in fact  what kino w^���������***?^*  ordered it iroin the mail order house.-'  Wherever possible let the store keeper put someone younger  What sort of n     man;   i  The prosperity of the province as'a whole depends upon the  prosperity of each individual part of it. It is not sufficient that  the larger cities should increase in population and in the volume  of.business .transacted'in them. .It is equal, if .not greater, importance that every small community increase in population, in  production and in general business.  If every rural community-caii produce more, can procure  ' more settlers, more residents, it will mean more local prosperity  a greater buying power, and will add to the wholesale business  and general commerce of the larger cities, hence the entire province will advance and prosper. ' ,  it is the aim of the Pacific Northwest Tourist Association  to develop every portion of (he Province from within as well as  from without.    There is no-belter way of doing this than to seek  ..'to create a forward movement in every community, no matter  how small it may be. - "  The starting point for every such movement is to have  every person already in the smaller communities determine to  . stick to his own home town,-to grow up with it, and to become  ������.booster for it. , It is better to be a prominent citizen in your  own community than to lose your identity in a big city, if we can  eradicate from the minds of the residents, and particularly of the  children, the idea that there arc greater opportunities, and that  it hi pleasantcr to live in a large city than in their own town,  the foundation of the future prosperity of that town is already  laid. .      '  There is a grave and funda.menal danger not only to the  being of the smaller communities, but to the province as a  whole, if this attitude of mind is not changed, a danger so great  that when it is seriously considered, it. is appalling.  Ninety years ago in the United States the population in  the largest cities was four and one-half per cent, of the whole  and 95 1-2 per cent, in the smaller cities and rural districts.  Twenty years ago the largest cities had grown to 33 per cent,  while today they have 50 per cent. . It is estimated that if this  rate of exodus from the country district into the larger cities is  maintained, in twenty years 80 per cent, of the entire.population  will be in the larger cities, leaving the rural towns and districts  almost witlrbut population. It has also been stated that in a  public school in one of the smaller cities all the boys and girls  who contemplate remaining, there always were asked to put up  their hands. Fifteen per cent of them did. It was'asked who  contemplated'at some future time to leave their home town and  district to live in the larger cities to raise their hands, and So  per cent of them raised their hands.  It was also stated that the business, of these eastern rural  districts, through the activities of the mail order'houses; was  not going to the larger cities in their own state, but to other  states of the Union, in the same proportion.  Our asso.ciaion wishes to inaugurate a campaign throughout  the country and the state of Washington that will stop this exodus of population and of business, and I believe that remedies  can be applied which will effectually do this.  I have already suggested one.means,-arid that is by having  the citizens themselves become more loyal and bigger boosters  for their home town. I suggest that they, in turn, commence a  campaign in their towns for a cleaner, a more attractive, a more  up-to-date town, and that they be the sponsors for a development  movement such as they have never yet attempted; that they endeavor at'the same time to make it attractive to the .young  people and the children, to try and teach hem hat there is no  better place in which to live and in which to enjoy life than with  their parents and amongst their friends in thcirown home town  and district.  1 am going to* take the liberty of suggesting some of the  means by which this can be done.  If there is not a live commercial organization or other public body, in existence, let the citizens I have referred to immediately see that there is one. If the town has only three or four  hundred inhabitants lot the business men, the clergymen, the  school teachers, and others get together "and form'a representative committee that will take up the work which usually falls to  a commercial organization, and. to. go further than that, to commence a movement to make that town as far as they possibly  can, the most attractive in the state. ���������  There are many ways which will-suggest themselves to such  a committee. - .Lmight mention just two or three. The painting  of their homes and stoves that require paint, the cleaning up of  every yard and every vacant lot which needs it, the straightening of all fences that are good and the renewing of all fences  that are dilapidated and an eyesore, the planting of every front  yard with shrubs, or flowers, and the offering of small prizes  for the best improvement that has been made during the year  in all matters of this kind.  The committee might appoint an Arbor Day and have'the  schools declare a holiday of that day by which the citizens and  children as a whole can plant trees along the streets and highways running through the town and in beautifying public or  semi-public places.  , I don't claim that this can be done all in one year, but it  can be started, and if this progressive movement is carried on,  it will not be long before that town is entirely changed and has  become a thing of beauty and a delight to those who live in it,  and to those who pass through it. ���������  Now, as to increasing the business of that town. Lot every  store keeper practically throw all his goods out on the sidewalk,  clean up his store, fix his shelves, and his show windows, paint  them, if necessary, and kalsomine tiie store, and then put them  back in a systemized and methodical manner so that to his customers and to strangers his store lias taken on the appearance  and attractiveness of any store its size in the larger cities.  Let him sell as far as he can at the same .price that the people would have to pay elsewhere. Let him carry an up-to-date  line of goods, even though his quantities may be'.very small, but  wherever he has a small line of goods, let him put the greatest  possible stress on the fact that he can procure in the shortest  possible time anything that he does not .happen to have in stock  wonder,  , 'Is   tic  than himself, or some other person, behind the counter for as (would you  like to    marry  many hours as possible during the day and let him drive out a-":<-hc same kind or man that you m<o  mongstthe farmers and country residents  make their acquaint- ^^S^^^Z   2v  ance, tell them that he has an up-to-date, attractive store, that to  buy from him means the up-building of the'community in which  ���������hey live, and that more prosperity in their community means  nore prosperity for the people he is calling upon, the increase.  n the value of (heir real estate and of their holdings, so that  le and they can.be one in the up-building of the trade and  business of their own community.  Improve the hotels,and restaurants, no matter how small  :.hey may be; let them get'a reputation for putting up a first-lass meal, no matter how simple and how plain it may be; let  t be good and appetizing.    If your hotel is not adequate,1 sec  hat a new one is promoted and built because the tourist travel  >f the future is going to be sufficient to make a first-class-hotel     ., (.     . ,    ,.    , ..  .   .        .  V   \   . ....   i i    7    ji ir -t ii     R;nd   lrankly,    and   ho s not a   swap  hat is suitable t.o the needs of a community, pay a reasonable 'of good at a phrty> but__������ She h^oki,  off and relapsed into a brown -study/-  Of course 1  saw,    her '  difficulty: .,  she -'really   preferred   the   attractive  Jim when it was a matte*r of-amusing  girls are uncertain 'abou*.,  xnnd    the-  reason  that, so many hesitate before  refusing or accepting- a-proposal.,  "Jim's an angel," Gladys said to  me before she got ���������engaged. "If he  asks me, to marry him, 1 shall���������-  he's the best dancer in tho place, and  has the lovliest smile."  Yet when he did ask her to.marry -  him she couldn't make up .her-mind.  It seemed there was one Henry, who ���������  also adored her.        "!3uf. 1    thought-  you  fouiid  Henry    such a     liorc?'';r  asked   her. ������  "So   1   do���������(o     dance     with."  she*  return on .the investment.  If there is a newspaper in the community, let the business  men support it... Don't let its existence depend upon outside advertising which lures business away to other centres; but see to 'he7se'ifrhurwhVn-"it"caine to*the eVery.  day rain or shine kind of thing he  might not prove, so -satisfactory ��������� a  husband as the solid Henry: '  ��������� And as' a rule there's no denying  that the very attractive man is less  constant-. in..his  affections  .than   the  '.t that it carries every inch of' advertising that business men  and local corporations can stand so that its readers may be  educated and informed of the possibilities of doing business at  home.       , -  * ���������     "  Buy your paint, your varnish, the materials and tools required in the improvements 1 have suggested, in your.home town |quieter ^variety, it's   only    natural,  and bought by your dealers from wholesalers in your own pro- and is-just- the'same with -girls::; .the ...  vince\.or state, and manufactured/if possible within chelate.   t pretty hve!y glrl usually   llltes   ad"  Now, as to making the town more desirable as a place in  which to live for the young people. Let this committee invite  a few of. the most prominent women in the town and district to  form qnfe or more social clubs- by which the women may become  acquainted with each other,.may inaugurate social- parties,-social teas; little dances, the dances that are wholesome, in private houses rather than in public halls, where the children may  be safe and-may enjoy.friendships one with another, friendships  which once formed may last a lifetime, and which may do. more  than anything else to keep them in'their home towns.  Let the whole community inaugurate athletic sports, establish tennis courts, bowling greens, baseball and football  grounds and have their youngsters playing at something in an  organized and healthy way. Keep their minds and their bodies  busy, either at work or at play, from daylight to dark.   -  And, then, let each one of these communities "intermingle  with their neighbors, all having the same thought, the same  idea, the same objects and institute an interchange of social  features by having combined dances, combined parties, so that  they will add variety and change to their weekly social- life, and  institute friendly competitions in athletics, tennis, etc., between,  picked groups from eacli'.  Just a word to the farmers of these"communities. How  many of their children are looking forward to leavin'g home  for the.same cause I have mentioned? I wish I could take some  of them into the rural districts of England where in many of  the counties, such as. Devonshire, for instance, the country life  is the most desirable of any life in the Old Country, where the  homes arc most attractive and the children have, their own tennis courts, their own ponies and are engaged by a small remuneration to do their own. particular work on the farm within reasonable hours.    There is nothing that has destroyed coun-  pretty lively girl usually  miration too much.to.be satisfied--for.  long with the attentions of any one  man. - ' .'.- ;  Gladys was perfectly sure of keeping.-.  Jim's  affection Just  as  long  as  she '  jwas ever so -well and -pretty, better.*:  dressed " than :every other woman in  the room, and in the best of spirits-;''-  but she felt perfectly convinced that .  she would never be able to feel rundown  or tired or appear  depressed-,  because   he-'d  simply-get   bored..immediately and go and    amuse    him.-'  self with  someone else. ���������  That, there was no.denying, waq a  tiring-prospect. On the other hand,; \l \  she  married  Henry,- ��������� she    knew.-_.it/  would1 be just the same to him'as1 far  as    his    affection    was      concerned1 -  whether  she   was   wellr or  ill,   plain-..-  or pretty, but, at the same, time, .al- .  though that was all very'nice,-would ���������'  she get bqred with it?  And . while slif .was wondering,...  Jim settled the question, for hor by,-  eloping v.-ith someone else.  KEEPS COST DOWN    ,  At a" recent "gathering of ;business  men interested in/the stfbiect of advertising, Joseph Johnson, D. C. S.'  Dean of the New York University  School of Commerce, gave- an address on the subject of "Advertising  as an Economic Force."  "As an economical force," said D.-  Johnson, "Advertising gives birth to  new  wants,  and so  creates  an economic  demand  for  more  goods,, thus  crease the demand.v.for ���������  try life more than to make the children work from daylight to 'tending to' inc  dark without any hope of remuneration, and without any home it.iiis labour.    . .   .   No matter how  amusements Or recreation.       ( -wonderful   your   invention,-   or   how.  In these davs of electricity, when by clubbing together the!"? Uie <iuality f >'������������r s������,ods' pe0������.  ...        '���������  ,.   ���������   i       i j in" i     i   :     will not buy unless they know what ���������  larmcrs that are iairly close to each other may procure electric .        haVQ    _   Therefore, you simply  light, in these days of the phonograph.-when each home niayi,mist advertise.  have an orchestra for the little family dance, in these days of |    "it is entirely wrong to look upon  the automobile when the whole family can run into the next the expense of advertising as one of  town, even, twenty miles distant, to a picture show or other el-'"]* costs  which  add to  the price.  /,.,,' . , ,    .. 41 i       ,j i      Tho truth is quite the contrary. With--  muscment, in three-quarters or an hours tune, there should bo]ollt advertising, large scalo produc-  no difficulty in making community life in the states of Oregon  and of Washington, and in the province of British Columbia the  most desrable and the most attractive of any other life.  I have already si?etched a few of the things which might be  done to develop the home town and the rural district. Many  others will suggest themselves to my audience and to the people at large.  tion is absolutely impossible and  largo scale production is the 'sine qua  non' of low prices.  "Someone has established that the  business men of the United State3  in normal times before the war  were spending one billion dollars u  year   in   advertising.       A   mushroom  jump  to  side?  And now, where does this association come in in assisting !(JCO,lom,sL would immediately jumi  develop the homo low, and the rural district trom tiie oat- ^S^atSTo,'^ thV. ���������n,  bill.  "If wc could get all the facts, however, I have no doubt we could prove  an extent that at the end of the year  the American people were more than  a billion dollars better off than they  would have been had some fake econ-  omicczar begun the new year wltli  the edict against advertising."  Why, gentlemen, every time a family in an automobile, or  on foot, or who arrive by train, come into, or pass through that  little town, they will fall in love with it, they will say, this i? lf1,at Vlis,.b.illloil-d������llar   expc"diLVr,!  the cleanest, the brightest, the most attractive town I have been  lor adverl"������n* reduced imccs t0 8Uch  in.    I want to stay here a little while, J want to sec the surrounding country and eventually they will say, this is where I  want to live.  California, Florida, and other tourist states don't rely altogether upon their natural scenery for their attractiveness to  strangers, and the people of these states know this. They depend upon the home life, the attractiveness of their cities, towns  and villages to lure the'people to stay there and to become permanent residents.  The Pacific Northwest Tourist Association is spending a  small revenue,"compared with the objects for which it exists, in  the most effective publicity that is being carried on today in  the United States, it is attracting thousands of people., every  year, both by automobile, by train and by steamship, into Oregon, Washingon and British Columbia. It is for us to sell our  states while they are here, and there is no better way of selling them than to impress upon our visitors the one truth which  we all believe, that there,is no other place in the United States J constipated." Directions for babies  or in Canada in which life is so well worth living as it is in \ and children on bottle. They love  Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.    If the ideas I have |jts fruity taste.   Beware! Say "Caii-  ventured to submit to you are carried out. this fact and this I f?rnia" 'or you may not get the gen-  i     ji .    -ii  i     ,������������������,     ���������      ,    ���������������������������   ,,     ���������   ., ,'��������� , ,    ��������� ,   uinc recommended by physicians.-for  truth will be more emphatic than it has ever been before, andiover thirty years.   Don't risk injur-  we will soon have a very much larger population and a very'ing your child's tender stomach, liv-  mucli  increased  prosperity  throughout this beautiful  land  of ier and bowels by accepting an tmlta  Give  Sick,  Bilious  Child  "California Fig Syrup"/  "California Syrup of Figs" is the  best "laxative physic" to give" to a  sick,, feverish ���������child'who is bilious, or  ours.���������Mr. Cuthbert  tion fig syrup,  nia'  Insist upo n"Califor- THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B: 0.  HIGH-CLASS FAMILY TRADE  Wc arc iusily proud of our meal market and of  the high-class family trade which W command.  We try to treat our customers nghl and they sho\\  their appreciation of our efforts by a constant y  growing patronage. Wc refuse to handle any  but the'very best meals, whether bcel, lamb, pork  veal or fish.    Come in and sec us.  WHITE & CARMICHAEL  B.   fi.   Phone   41.   .  PtfflviaersJ Phrtne 100 9  Abbotsford, B.C.  A. E.  (Lute   Tafloj-   &   Humphrey)  B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Room   0   Hart   Block,   Chilliwuclc  Box    43a. CHILLIWACK  Ford Car, good running condition, $300.  McGregor Drag Saw, in first-class condition, Snap  Six H. P. Gas Engine, almost new, Snap for Cash.  Now is the time lo have your car overhauled,  when you are.not too busy. We have an excellently equipped garage with some oi the most-up-  to-the-minute machinery that money can buy,  and we are always out to improve the plant, believing thai in so doing The Abbotsford Garage  will be of valuable aid to the car owners of the  district in getting out of their cars the very best  there is in them.  Brin" your car in now and let our workmen  cive you an estimate on what repairs it needs to  make it run just the way you would like it���������you  know we have both 'the experienced workmen  and equipment to enable us to guarantee all work  all work we do.   '  Don't forget Air Specialties:  LATHE-WORK,  ACETYLENE- WELDING AND CUTTING  OVERHAULING and RE-CHARGING OF  BATTERIES  ELECTRIC MOTORS   INSTALLED   AND  RE-WOUND  We guarantee all our work lo be Satisfactory.  Abbotsford Garage & Machine Shop  R. McEWAN  BOOT AND  SHOE  REPAIRER  ABBOTS-FORD, B. O.  GIBSON & IRVINE  AlllJOTSFOKD,  B.  C. j  BUILDING     CONTRACTORS  Estimates Free  First-Class   Work   Guaranteed  GOOD BUTTER���������Do you have trouble in  getting good Butter? , If so, try some of  our High-clas Butter. You will bee well  satisfied.  . We sell Bread thai is. made in Abbotsford���������a  great many of our customers prefer, our bread  for this reason and also that it is just as-good as  the best that is made anywhere.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  Advertisements under  heading cost 25 cents  Leave copy and money  uotsford Oarage  the    above  per    issue.  ���������at The Ab-  CAltlUKI)   MBiilS   TO   SAVK  II1MSFLF FROM SUSPICION  One of the two men recently arrest  ed at Nootsack for opium running  had an interesting description. He is  described - as a sanctimonious looking elderly white-haired man, and he  carried in his hand a six dollar New-  Testament. In his trunks were .180  tons of opium.  Camouflages are common on the  line, but the suspect is carefully  watched, and sooner or later, the  trick is detected, although it may  take a couple of years before the officers  find  out exactly  how  it was  done.    CATHOLIC   WHIST   DRIVE  A T. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  >���������*     ��������� NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL, ESTATE���������Money lo Loan on Good J?>rm Mortgages  c allum  Abbotsford  On Monday evening the members  of the Catholic Church held a whist  drive and dance in the Masonic Hall.  The proceeds, -which, amounted to  $23 2 5 were in aid of the Hospital  Fund. The first prizes were won by  Mrs. Little and Mr. Morrett. The consolation prizes were won by. Mr.  and Mrs. Mathews. Mr. Morgan and  Mr LeaDelalr furnished the music  for the dance and a very enjoyable  evening was spent. ���������  Saturday, February s>th, the  Central-Fairview, Intermediate and  Abbotsford" Intermediate teams resulted in a score of 3-3. After the  game   refreshments   were   served   m  the school. ���������,;������������������������  St   Ann's ranch     (Mr.    Taylors)  has been sold to Mr. H. Peck of Vancouver. Mr. Peck has also purchased  the old powder works' property and  intends to live here.  There are more Cents   to the   Dollar   the  Cash & Carry Way  Less Expense and Profits in Proportion  A.G. ANDREWS  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C.  OHILLIWACK   TELEPHONE   CO  ^ IS SEEKING A  LOAN  The directors of the Chilliwack  Telephone Company are asking the  shareholders for authority to raise  $60,000 to cover cost of needed expansions to the system. ���������  A full month ago it was thought  that half of this amount would be  sufficient, but with the installing of  a new switchboard at a cost of $lo,-  000 and the influx of-new residents,  the 'demand for service is beyond expectations and the financial resources of the company. The shareholders will meet on Feb. 18.  FARMERS' SUPP'LYSTORE  Successor to A. P. Slade & Co.  e buy eggs, poultry, etc.  We sell flour and feed  ABBOTSFORD  Operated by R. Leary  Attempt To  Blow Up Safe  (From the Frnsor Valley Record).  On Wednesday morning about 4  o'clock the store on Home Ave of Mr.  J. Lawrence was broken into and an  attempt made to blow up the safe.  Fortunately, the two charges which  the would-be thieves employed  were heard by Dr. Stuart and Mr.  Michie, the latter scaring tho robbers  away.  Mr. J. Michie, who heard the two  explosions went outside and seeing a man standing on corner yelled  and the man turned and-ran quickly  away. Wednesday morning upon  going down to the store Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Knight found the  large front window smashed to  atoms on the sidewalk. The front  of the safe had been blown through  the window and was found across  the street as was also the work stool  A cash register sitting on the top  of the safe was untouched, while the  Stove   three   feet  away  was  overtur  ned by tho shock. As all Kinds oi  tools are kept in the shop, the  thieves helped themselves and crow  bars, hammers and tools were found  on tho floor amongst the cement,  door and hinges of the safe. The  outermost door was blown through  the window, another torn off and  the inner one jammed in about an  inch. Following the explosions a  jemmy had evidently been used to  pry open the jammed door of the  safe. Only a few coppers were obtained from the register on the safe  which repaid the burglars for all  their trouble, while the small sum  of $25, which was in the safe, remained untouched.  v Entrance was obtained to the  (store by means of the back door,  [through which a hole had been cut  and the bolt lifted.  Two suspects were seen the day  before but as yet nothing definite  has been ascertained. It is wondered why the men did not use the  horse blankets which were handy,  as they would have prevented the  door being blown out with such  velocity and also muffled  the noise.  Appeal of Oliver is Disallowed  Milliardville, Feb. 10.��������� The  Court of Revision sat to adjust appeals against the assessment on land  in the municipality on Tuesday and  only altered the valuation placed on  the property of the Vancouver Sewerage   Hoard. ���������    .���������  An appeal  rejected    was    that oL  Premier  Oliver  who     claimed    that  ieight  lots  on  the  Brunette  road  ai  '$125 and 1.12 acres at $300 an acre  were too highly assessed.  'Help the Hospital Fund.  Dcwdney was the first, district in  the Fraser Valley    to ship fruit. In  11884 the first consignment of straw-  bei'rie? was shipped. Indians picked  for three or four days and the ship-  ���������ment went to Victoria by the S. S.  Rithe'c. Thus the district came to be  ��������� known as "The Home of the Big Red  I Strawberry." Plums were the first  fruits    to be    shipped in    carlots in  |l8P6, and the production of small  fruits in the district, especially rasp-  ! berries, had been enormous. There  were now. at least three cold storage  'plants in Dewdney, and the only  trouble was that'not enough fruit  was grown. The small fruit was  also pre-cooled in some cases which  was also a step in the advancement  of the district. The one main difficulty was the distribution  Surprising Figures  For This District  (From the Fraser Valley Record)  Mr. H. Alanson gave some surprising figures illustrating the remarkable growth of the industries of.  the Mission-Hatzic district to a  record gathering under the auspices  of the Mission Board of Trade on  Thursday.  He opened his remarks upon the j  subject of existing local industries]  with an indication of directions in.,  which there was scope for new industries. A woodwork factory would  lie said, be a boon to the district, in  which fruit boxes, crates and so on  could be made on the spot from  material, plentiful locally. They had  good mechanics amongst their residents who only needed a little boost,  and the assurance of support for  good products, to start that industry.  There was also an opening for a  steam laundry. A small brick plant  was also needed. Clayburn turned out  plenty of high grade and fancy bricks  but there was an opening for a concern to supply cheap bricks. He had  also been impressed by the possibilities of the barberry bark industry  lor the manufacture of cascara.  Turning to existing local industries, he said that figures had been  compiled by Mr. W. H. Robinson,  assistant horticulturist at Victoria,  on the subject, and a local survey had  also been made, and he was prepared  lo stand by the figures which resulted. The acreage of strawberries  under  cultivation   in     the    Mission-  Hatzic   district,   from  Silverdale   to  Nicomen  Island, for    1920    showed .  ���������127 acres, with an average yield of  two tons per acre, which realized 19c  ^*r pound, giving $339,720 for    the  year. Raspberries, 582 acres, tw6 and  a half tons per    acre,    at    20c -per  pound,   $ 582,000;     black     currants,  119 acres, three and a half tons per  acre at 20c    per    pound,    -$8 3,400;  loganberries, 0 2    acres,    two    and a  half tons per acre at 20c per   pound,  $02,000;  a total of  $1,067,120, and  an increase    over    the    figures    for  1915 of more than three hundred per  cent. Those were    very    remarkable  figures���������the     million    odd    dollars  sounded good  to him.     (Applause).  The value of the rhubarb    produced  locally in    1920    was.   estimated at  $20,000; and    gooseberries,    prunes  and    plums at    $20,000,    making a  grand total for fruit of $1,107,120.  Timber cut and marketed from  seven mills in the district for 1920  was 24,300,000 feet, which sold at  an average of $23 per thousand feet,  $558,900; shingles totalled $80,000;  and piles $20,000. Logs taken  lout were thirty million feet, and sold  ifor $540,000; a total for lumber  of $1,089,900. The berry industry  was slightly ahead, but lumber showed up well. Milk sold amounted to  $72,130; bee products to $2,000  'and poultry, eggs and dressed birds  to. $30,000 estimated, a grand total  of $2,310,150. Mission and district  produced in 1920 three-fifths of the  rasps grown on the mainland. Total  867 5-8 acres; Misison Hatzic 582  acres. (Applause). That review  showed the people was a good live  community.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items