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 11  Vol. XL, ,No, 21  With which is incorporated!" The Huntingdon Stag  "" f4BB0TSF0RB. B, C. &IDAY, - FEBRUAKY 25, 1915  '* .      o . V ; ���������   ��������� ._     : .   $1.00 per Year  , Regular price $4.50  Name and address only printed on  ' . c ,        Envelopes.  Having secured a big bargain from  the wholesaler, I want my customers to get the benefit. Seize  this opportunity before it is too late  ��������� These Envelopes are going like  "hot cakes/'  PRINTER and  PUBLISHER  PERSONALS  -Miss Jessie Valletta of Aider-  grove spent a few days in town  this week with her brother and  his family.  'Mrs. Wm. Buker was the  guest of Mrs. J. K. McMenemy  this week.  Mr. Chas. Davison is now a  Customs Officer at .Huntingdon.  He expects to move his family  over there soon.  Pte. L. Trethewey, Pte. E. A.  Chapman and Seng. J. Warwick  of the 72nd Highlanders spent  the week-end wit������*Mr. and Mrs.  Trethewey.  Mr. and Mrs. Bell have return  ed home after Vspending the  winter in New Westminster.  Mr. Langley has returned to  his ranch east of' town, after  spending the winter with his  family in Vancouver.  ^M^M%0  <M&Mf^  HAPPILY WEDDED  - W  Sk  Cupid Scores Again  A quiet but pretty wedding-  was, solemnized in Portland, Or.  on Wdensclay, February 16th,  when,Miss Margaret O'Farrell,,  youngest daughter of Mrs. E.  O'Farrell of Portland, was united in marriage to Mr. Robert  James Shortreed, eldest son ot  Mr and Mrs. Robert Shortreed  of Abbotsford. The .wedding  took place in the First Presbyterian church at 9 p. m., the  ceremony being performed by  the Rev. Dr. Boyd. The young  couple left on    the    midnight  train for Seattle' and   arrived  iriiy. in Vancouver.       - i train a01 &eauie   a ���������  Mr?. McLagan-and her daugh home by the C. ^~[  A.  Mission City  Your Ad. in This Paper  BECAUSE THE EIGHT PEOPLE ARE  LOOKING FOR YOUR AD.  If you COULD (although, OF COURSE, you  can't) stop every man you meet on tlie streets  asd ask: "Do you want to buy a pair of shoes?  (Or any other kind of goods) You might find  half a dozen who would say "Yes." Perhaps not  one of these, however, would want to buy the  article you want to sell.  If your advertisement, however, were    to    be  printed in these columns this week, it would  "stop" EVERY MAN IN TOWN WHO- WANTS  TO BUY SHOES,  OR    CLOTHES,    OR : - ANY  OTHER ARTICLE���������and it wouldn't "stop" any-  one who didn't want to Imy-  .'That's the beauty  of the advertising way of finding a buyer.     lhe;  ad. finds the buyer through the simple process of  being easily and readily found BY the buyer-  And if, among the prospective buyers of goods,  there is one to whom your goods would be a bargain, and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll sell  what you want to sell.  (THIS SPACE POR SALE)  ter Miss Doris" McLagan who  have been visiting in Victoria  and Vancouver will soon return  to their home at Kilgarde. .   . ���������  Pte. Albert Tang of the 72nd  Highlanders wasVhome for the  week-end to visit his father:  Miss Agnes Gillen of Vancouver spent the.wi^k end at her  home here.  Mr. J.ohn. McCalium of Vancouver was home for couple of  days last week.  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Emery visited Vancouver this week.  Mr. and Mrs. Harper Nixon  and children Vancouver spent  the week-end with Mr. and Mrs  Ben Nelson.  Miss Effie Shaw of; Matsqui  spent the week end with.friends  in town.  Pte. Chas Wooler was home  for two days leave from Vancou  ver. .���������  Miss Annie Nelson is visiting  her sister Mrs. Nixon in Vancouver.  . Mr. Peter McCulloch has been  enjoying the fine weather and  -has been down   town . several  times.  The dance   in   Peardonville  Hall last Friday night was one  of the best they have had this  season.    The sum of.. $48. was  taken in and the expenses were  less than $2 as the music was  volunteered and the ladies provided the supper.  . A card party and dance was  given in the Masonic Hall last  Saturday night in honor of the  ^oldier boys who were home,  progressive whist   was   played  till 10:30 then everyone danced  till 12.    Three cheers were giv  evening. Mr. and Mrs. Short  reed are residing in their bungalow home ��������� on the. Yale road.  The best wishes of their many  friends are extended to .the  nemly feds.  BIRTHDAY PARTY  -.-Master-Percy. Peele, celebrat;  ed his fourteenth birthday. Mon  day evening by having several  of his young friends in to spend  the evenings at games. Fourteen boys and girls sat down to  the table, which was daintly set  The birthday cake was decorated with candles, in clusters of  three, and two in the centre.  Miss Thomas and Miss Peele  waited on the table. Among  those present were Christina  and Annie McPhee, Evelyn McMenemy, Jennie and Jeanie An-  deron, Marie Scotsyold, Victor  Eby, Thomas Lovedar, Donald  Fraser, Frank Patton, Glen and  Clyde Thomas and Lome McPhee.  Washington vs. Mrs. Coogan  As Washington is dead   and  Mrs. Coogan is still alive, she  considered her. birthday just as  important as his    ,and    made  known the fact by having several of her friends in to spend  the evening on Tuesday, February 22nd.    About thirty gathered there and celebrated the  'occasion by playing cards and  dancing.    The tailor shop  was  cleared out and made an excellent hall.    After a dainty lunch  was served and all tried their  luck at the birthday cake every-  departed for  their homes  till 12     Three cneers were 5lv~i one aepaneu  iui   ^y^   ���������*,���������-  en for the boys; then all sang after spending a very pleasant  .<n^/i Gn,m thp Kine*." ovpninjr.  God Save the King .  Miss Ruby Thomas spent the  week end in Vancouver.  Miss Nettie Trethewey was a  visitor to New Westminster last  week. / , .  Mr. J. Fadden of Huntingdon  was'a' visitor in town last week.  The W. A. Social last Thursday evening was as usual a success. Mrs. McMenemy and ��������� Mr.  McEwen won the first prizes,  and Mrs. Weaver and Mr. ^ A.  Everett received the consolation  prizes. The collection amounted to over $15  evening.  Fine weather brings not only  the birds with their sweet songs  but also the laborers to their  work and so we hear the axe  and the saw and the hammer  trees falling piles of brush are  burning and new buildings or  addition's to. the old are appear  ing.  The funeral took , place   on  Friday of Mr. Amos Farmer of  Huntingdon, who died after a  _,1R        .      . very short illness.    The servi-  srz f ��������� "my ^^^^=  L������Mi  F J. Boyd returned from in the Sumas cemetery. He was  Winnipeg on Friday last. 63 years old.  PERSONALS  The sleigh loads which it was  planned to go to Matsqui on Fri  day night went in wagons instead but had a good time never  theless.    There were about 30,  or 40 people from here. All-had  good time nad were hospitably,  received.    Matsqui folk promis-   - .  ed to come to Abbotsford-oh the  3rd of March, when the "Bachelor Girls'- dance is to be given.  Mr. Raven who has the contract for. the building    of the   i.  new shingle mill has moved his  family to town. They have taken Mr. E. Ruthig's house.  . Among those who en.listed  recently are Dave Campbell, W..  Campbell, Ed. Barrett, Dan. McGillivray, Roy Maines,, Percy  Wilson, Wm. Roberts, Jack  Kenny, Wm. Taylor, Mat Higginson. .��������� ���������   ���������  The fancy work club met at    .  the' home of Mrs. Bert Clark on  Tuesday last. '.-', "  Mrs.. Homer Wales' of Hunt-'  iiigaon was a visitor inLtoWn   .  last Thursday.        ,  Mr Rix is new bookkeeper  for tlie'A. T. T. Co.-, the position  recently vacated by Mr Davison  . Mr..L. M. McPhee of Bellingr  iiaiii'was a visitor in town this  week and intends . moving ( to  Chilliwack next month. ^  1 Mr. Robert J. McMenemy . of  Westminster was visiting' with  friends here for a few days.  Mrs. Anderson, Miss. Mable  Nelson and Miss Grace Kennedy  were visitors to Sumas on Wednesday.  Miss Bell of Mt. Lehman was  the guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. C.  Blair last Saturday. '  Miss Edna Hulbert of Mt.  Lehman was operated on last  Wednesday at the 'Sumas private hospital.  An earthquake was felt here  Wednesday morning about two  o'clock but even it didn't waken  some of the sound sleepers.  Mr. DeLong, the public school  inspector visited the school last  week. -  .'    ,  Several of the young ladies  met at the home of Mr. and Mrs  A C Salt on Monday evening ���������  to arrange for the Leap Year  Ball on March 3. It is to be given by the Bachelor Girls.  Mrs. Hughes of Portland and  Mrs. Bates of Stan wood, Wash.,  were guests of Mrs. D. Fraser  this week.  Mrs. D. Smith of' Qualicum  Bay was a visitor in town for a  few days this week.-  Mr. R. Steiss is to be the new  assistant postmaster.  Mr. J. S. Bates was avisitor  to Nanaimo this week as a delegate to Grand Ladge of the  Orange Order.  Mr. G. Weir was a visitor to  Seattle for a/couple    of    days  this week.  Miss Minnie Rucker is visiting in Seattle. Was.  Mr. B. B. Smith is having his  old stable torn down and later  on the ware house and intends  putting up a large building in  their place which will be used  for the same purpose.  Mr. Walter Wells is suffering  from blood poisoning    in    his  arm.  Mrs. Geo. Kerr and Miss Anna McCalium were visitors to  Sumas on Thursday. THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ���������i-ir  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  i Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertisiing  rates  made  known   on   application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   agin'   the   Government  J. A. BATES, -       - Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25,1916  What's the matter with B. C? is the question that is being asked by many these days..  The financial conditions of the province at the  present time do not warrant the boastings of a  few years ago���������������������������when millionaires were to be  counted as the tall Douglas firs of much of  our timbered lands. But there is one thing absolutely certain that many of (us in B. C.���������  particularly at the coast and tlie near coast���������  that we have one condition that we are all  seeking after, and that is our pleasant climate.  But many are paying too dearly for this climate.  One of the many things that hinder the  progress of the province is the high values  placed on the land in boom times, and not  lowered when the boom subsides. But particularly is this price too high on cleared land  As an instance it might be mentioned that the  other day a stranger came our way from far a-  ���������way Manitoba to look at land in the Fraser  , Valley (he had read one of the many pamphlets or booklets���������he admitted he had. First he  :. visited Chilliwack. The district appealed to  him. He saw a piece of land at $400 per acre,  next he came to Mission where he saw one  piece of land at $300 per acre, but it. still required many improvements before being in a  condition for intensive cultivation. ' In conversation with the editor of this paper, he remarked, 'you know the prices seem high, can  it be made off the land? In Manitoba we have  land that can be purchased at $20 to $30 per  acre, and we can get from that land on aver-  ,age years.from $20 to $30 per acre.' An-attempt was made to uphold the value of the land  but the question was asked, "Can you get $300,  or $400 per acre off the land?" Candidly we  had to admiCtfiat such cases were rare. One  of our successful fruit growers recently figured it out carefully and he found that his returns were very mhch lower than $100 per acre  off high priced land out of which he had to pay  expenses and live. This is exceedingly low,  Had the land been bought.at a cheaper rate  he would not have expected the high returns.  It would appear that land bought at a price  above the market value based on actual returns will have to be brought clown to its real  value and the difference charged up to loss and  1 gain account. It's too bad but there are many  in the same box.  But under present conditions of marketing  the fruit, do we get the value each year from  the land'that we place upon it? Some do not  get half of it. From remarks made by growers publicly on several occasions we are force-  ed to the conclusion that the farmer and fruitgrower today is not getting all the returns that  he should. * Is he the happy, independent fellow that we are told the farmer usually is? In  ���������some cases, yes; but in many cases he is not.  Apart from the fact that many are not as  practical in their ideas as they should be, the  experience being too much of an experiment,  the fault reallylies in the fact that many have  paid too high a price for the land; and that  the marketing conditions are not right. The  land has been taken up and cleared, or bought  and this cannot be remedied, but the marketing conditions can be made better���������even so  good as to make the fruit land highly profitable. This will fix the value of the land permanently. Growing fruit is the best paying  branch of agriculture that there is. It has  been proven in many well organized districts  of the Western States. Why not in B. C?  It has come to that point where the fruitgrowers must organize and market their fruit  on some kind of co-operative plan./- 'This .subject has been pretty thoroughly discussed in  Mission at a recent meeting of the growers���������  after a- little banquet when all were feeling  good���������over ninety per cent agreed that shipping in car lots was the only method. Yet we  see no move towards that organization to cooperate. Have the other interests, outside of  fruit growing got such a-hard, cold grasp on  the fruit growers that the grower is unable to  think for himself, and for his own good? It  is time to lay aside the little foolish notions the  grower has on shipping in car load lots, or cooperatively, and get right down to business.  To unite for marketing purposes is the only  system.  For the past seven years this paper has  been talking on co-operation; we have heard  the growers talk on co-operation; government  representatives have in many ways boosted  for co-operation, although it's chief representative fell in the ditch last year; yet the mark-  TIATZIO   WOMEN'S   INSTITUTE  HOLD MONTHLY MEETING  (From' Fraser Valley Record)  The Hatzic-W. 1. held.their monthly meeting on February 17h,.'thirty  members being present. After the  usual business and reports from the  'different-committees had been read,  Mrs. 'Barr gave a reading entitled,  "Parents'and Education" which proved very interesting and resulted in  the expression of several'different opinions-from   some  of  the  members.  e'ting conditions for the fruitgrowers of the  district is not on the most satisfactory basis  yet. Happily some of the growers are also  business men and make a success of their fruit  growing, individually, under adverse circumstances, but there should be a system of co-operation for marketing that would include every grower, then will come the day of prosper  ��������� ity to Mission, and the annual tares���������general  and .school taxes���������will appear mighty small,  as'every grower will have a substantial bank  account from which he will not miss anything  smaller than a couple of hundred dollars at a  time. : ,  Sir Sam Hughes says: "Neither rowdyism  nor ruffianly conduct are discipline. Nor do  either become a soldier. Such action may find  no place in the Canadian service. The donning of the uniform does not exempt any from  their bounden duties and responsibilities as respectable citizens. On the contrary, being in  uniform should be, and, in a properly control-  ' led - corps, is, guarantee of manly' behavior.  History proves that the ruffian rarely proves  himself the bravest in the presence of the enemy. It is the self-controlled man .who proves  himself a true soldier and there must be no  yielding to/frenzy * * * This <var requires  cool heads, firm minds and' controlled action  backed up with the best armament." Here we  have the Minister of Militia's opinion of the  outbreak in Calgary.  Erzerum, Erzum or Erzer'oum is a city of a-  bout 40,000 population. The latest encyclopaedia describes.it as "the chief strategical  centre and place, of resistance to a Russian advance." As this was written before the war, tlie  description, cannot be regarded as colored for  news purposes. It was a much larger city a  century ago, but owing to its having changed  hands two or three, times many of the people  left it. The Russians have occupied it twice,  but surrendered it to Turkey on the conclusion  of peace between the two countries. It is the  commercial centre of a very considerable area.  The.Russian province of Trans-Caucasia  occupied quite an extensive area lying to the  south and south-west of the Caucasus Mountains. It is a broken region and the rough  country extends beyond the Turkish frontier  into Armenia. Erzerum stands on the border  of this hilly area and on the edge, of what is  known as the great Armenian plateau. Sev-  is somewhat larger than Erzerum. If the  Russians are strong enough on the Black Sea  to undertake a vigorous naval attack upon  Trebizond and the Grand Duke is able to assail it from the landward side an exceedingly  interesting situation will develop. We hardly  think it likely that he will advance southward  to Mesopotamia to co-operate with the British  there, as a Russian force is already in Persia  advancing towards Kut-el-Amara. But whatever course the Grand Duke may follow, his a-  chievement cannot fail to have a profound effect upon the conduct of Turkey. With a victorious enemy in possession of the Armenian  plateau and ready to advance in one or more  of several directions, all talk of invading E-  gypt or of sending an overwhelming force a-  gainst the British in Mesopotamia, or of a  Turkish attempt to drive the Allies out of Salonika, not to mention the proposal to send an  army to the help of the Germans in France,  will have to be abandoned.  It is premature to attempt to forecast the  up his notable victory.- It may be that his  portant seaport on the Black Sea. Trebizond  next move will be against Trebizond, an im-  thus it is adapted in the highest degree to be  direction in which the Grand Duke will follow  eral important roads meet at Erzerum and  the base of operations against Turkey-in-Asia.  From it there is an open way northward to  Trebizond on the Back Sea a hundred miles a-  way, southward to Mesopotamia, eastward to  Persia and westward in.several directions into  Asia .Minor. The Grand Duke's forces are  now in an open country with abundant means  of communication, instead of being as hitherto in a mountainous region, devoid of good  roads and exposed to climatic conditins of the  gravest nature. He can employ to advantage  large reinforcements, and doubtless these will  be forthcoming.   - .  If. the Liberals will guarantee that the taxes "and the price of land willsuit us all, we  certainly would vote them in power.  Tlie Noxious Weed Pest was vigorously, discussed, and after some experien-'  ces in connection with it had been related a resolution was passed:" "That  thsl-iatzic Women's Institute petition  the municipality to look-into the matter of the Noxious ! Weed Pest with  regard, to the thistles'being cut and  forward same resolution to the proper authorities" also that they hope  other institutes will help by their cooperation-in this matter.'  The Patriotic committee gave an  excellent report of their Red Cross  work and handed in to the treasurer.  $54 collected for Red Cross materials, which is proof of their earnest  work and interest in what they have  undertaken.  At tlie end of the meeting tea and  cake was served as usual before separating.  HATZIC  GKOWNKS   HOLD      .  THKIK  ANNUAL MINTING  (From Fraser Valley Record)  The annual meeting of tho .Hatzic  Fruit Growers was Held in the I-latzic  hall on Tuesday afternoon with a fair  attendance of members present. At'tei  the secretary had presented his IIiimii-  cial report and the minutes of tho  last meeting had been read and a-  clopted, the following ollicers were elected for the year :l!)l(':.  , President���������.1. .1-1.  Lawrence.     -'  V^e-Pres.���������A. Mitch.  Sec.-Trcas.���������-A/IC. Catch pole-1.  I';) rectors���������T.   Cathoiwood,      \.  C,  ' Fisher,   A.   13.   Dav.n,   H.   JVlonoghan,  i). McGillivray and 1?. Richardson.  Mr. T. Catherwood was' appointed  a delegate to the British Columbia  Fruit Growers Convention to be held  in Victoria on March 6th.  Mutters pertaining to ;the handling  of this year's rhubarb crop and ad-  vertising- were laid over until- the  next general meeting,  From the Listening Post:  We -always have wondered' why  (some) people always called the  '17th Battalion ,the best ' Canadian  Overseas Battalion, and now we have  learned 'the reason why. It seems  that while in training tho boys of the  4 7th, had a peniteniary on one side  of the camp, a lunatic asylum on the  other with the rear amply .guarded  by a large (we presume this was necessary) hospital. It is plain to seo  that, in order to get in or out of the  camp they had to. pass under the eye  of tho Regimental  Police;  (n}K^\HmK\*^i^)^iWfflxffi^niKW\iiffi^  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Connection. Mission City  jc|K|w(wTHlHrM  EODEffiJEaOElQPE3POQ  A WASH IS  when one's bath room is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental and  open work plumbing. It's an artistic triumph. Have the bath room  a joy. Let your plumbing arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments of the art will  permit.    We'll show .you the way.  -"     WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bldg-   Nothing  will  add more  to  the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk  at home.  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B.  C.      :-:  See me now about that Insurance  ������ ������  tV/e c      L_Jtvo  ,  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford [V  THE  ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFORD,  B.  C.  lv  PRINTING  To,, assure patrons of printing a thoroughly appropriate and artistic- product  requires both a theoretical and a practical knowledge���������in other words a mental  conception as well, as a practical one.  Both are at your service.  RATES, Tho Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  Is always good, because it possesses the  qualities that go to make up good Printing: correct topography, good press work  harmony of color and appropriate stock  selection���������these are all the' earmarks of  Bates' Printing���������the worth-while kind.  BATES, The'Printer JOB DEPARTMETN  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SERVICE  The shop is equipped with every modern  device necessary, for the execution ��������� of  high-grade Printing, and our working  facilities are so ample that prompt  service is both a pleasure and a possibility..  BATES, Tlie Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING' SATISFACTION ___  Years of practical knowledge and an extensive and modern plant equipment assure patrons a service that 'cannot be  surpassed.' A telephone call will place  the order. Our Number is 520.-  Ifrbusy order by 'phone.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING OF GREAT VARIETY  We are equipped to handle every kind  and quality of Printing���������Business, Fruit  Growers, Fruit Lists, Publications���������rin  from one to four colors. Satisfaction  , guaranteed or no charge is made for the  work, which can be returned.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  COMMERCIAL PRINTING  Such as Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads, Cards Circulars Statements and  ���������in fact anything in the way of Printing���������will receive intelligent attention  and a th orough highgrade production  if left in our care.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  POSTER PRINTING  We print large and small Posters of all  kinds���������any color of paper or ink. Our  prices for this kind of work is cheaper  . than in the cities, and the quality of paper and ink is. just as good. No rent to  pay is part of the secret.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PUBLICATION PRINTING  We have unrivaled facilities for execu-  ing all kinds of Printing,- as is attested  by the large amount of Printing we have  handled in the last seven years. Quality  of work unsurpassed, and delivery  time assured.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  >r - Publicity - Proves - Profitable  Hub Square      1    A    DniAn Mission City  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER  '^OTsaW THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  C\  Quarterly Communion in the  Presbyterian church ,on March  5th;.  ' Rev. Mr. Campbell conducted  the funeral services of tlie late  Mr.' Gordon   . Mr. and Mrs. Raven and two  daughters are residing in Abbotsford now.  Mr| McKinnon returns to Na-  naimo this week to resume work  there with Messrs Johnston and  Smith.  The Abbotsford Timber and  Trading company are installing  a shingle factory' -which will  give occupation to a . goodly  number of men.  "Willard Day" will be celebra  ted! on Tuesday March 7th the  W!;''C. T. U. will give a public  entertainment in the Presbyterian church Abbotsford.  The infant ,son of Rev. and  Mrs. Mittoii was baptised at St.  Matthews church on Thursday  of this week' in the presence  of a large company of invited  friends who afterwards enjoyed  an ,'At Home' in the vicarage.  over hope to see him back a-  gain, safe and sound. ,  PE ARDON VILL K    N OTES  Mr. J; Downie, the genial  salesman of the Lee Stores has  eniisted and joined the Bantam  Battalion being formed in Vancouver. His many friends wish  him well and after the war is  A dance was held in school'  house here on Friday evening  the 18th in aid of the Red Cross  and considering tlier.e were two  dances in(the municipality besides on "the same evening a  remarkable sale of tickets was  our lot, and the auctioning off of  cakes- were left over after the  lunch netted $50, the expenses  being $1.85 leaving a balance of  $48.15 to turn,over to the Red  Cross at Abbotsford.  -The. ladies of the neighborhood are to meet on Wednesday the 23rd at Mrs. 'Win. Stafford's to form a sewing society  to work in conjunction with the  Red Cross ladies at Abbotsford.  Miss Effic Shaw, B. A., principal of Matsqui High .school  was up to attend our dance on  Friday night.  Recruiting Serg. Drinkwater  of the 121st Western Irish was  a visitor to Peardoiiville the  night of our dance.  Pte. Chas. F. Wooler of the  121st Western Irish got off for  our dance on the 18th and spent  the week end with his parents  Mr. and Mrs. Wooler. ���������  Mr. Harry Llewellyn our  Peardoiiville artist got up our  Peardoiiville tickets for the  dance which is thought hard to  beat. One is enclosed to the ed-  if:  MATSQUI- SO 1  *  President, Chas, Hill-Tout   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B.C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  -  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power-  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  wcthe district, and industries already established.  for 19'6 are going to be short in many lines.     Give us  your order now.    We have the well known assortments  of McKenzies and Steele Briggs.    There are no   better seeds obtainable^  A Car of Flour and Feed has Just Arrived  We sell all grades, and our prices are rock bottom.  Do not take our word for it, but ask anyone who  deals with us, if our goods are first class or not.  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,        -       -       -       -       -       -       B. C.  vmnmmmmmsm&xmBBMWtBmmmHWHaMmmmmi  V3  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Heef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  immtm&wmfflB isi^zsebel*,  (6������a>:  .1  ABBOTSFORD, B.C I  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES, $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER  DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  raS"1 fTn i'  ���������     '' ' '       ��������� ">   PROPRIETORS  1     .-���������=BE������������  itor for  a  sample  for  future.  Gfhanks, my clear.)  ' -Harry is getting    his    new  house near.completion and is a  credit to the neighborhood. ���������  Mr. G., S.Ford our teacher  spenthis' weekend with parents  at Central Park, B. C.  Mrs. Win. Stafford received a  bundle of cloth^ and , yarn to  work up for the Red Cross and-  is working to get the ladies interested in starting a branch'  out here.  JFKU1T  UNION  IS A  SUCCESS  ��������� The following taken from the Pcn-  ticton Herald may be of interest to  the fruit growers of this district who  aro contemplating uniting themselves  with the Fraser Valley Growers for  the'purpose of marketing their products:  The article reads as follows:  Showing a proiit in operation during the past year of over '$S00, with  also a saving in charges to growers of  nearly $900,'the directors of the' Pon-  ticton Fruit Growers' Union had ii  very satisfactory report to make to  the Union members at their annual  meeting 'Wednesday afternoon. The  situation was very different from that  existing when the previous annual  early in 1915 was held. Then tho Union had a loss of over $1000 on its  operation, and the fruit returns from  the growers from 1914 business were  very disappointing. There was.a 'itato'  of deep-seated unrest, which cu>*' in-  ated in an angry attack upon Former  Central Agency Manager Robertson  at  the  meeting.  The contrast this year was marked  The directors showed a profit in the  operation of the union and showed  also reduced charges to the growers  as well. In addition during 1915  much better fruit pi-ioss were obtained. As a consequence at the annual  gathering there was peace and harmony.  Persident Anderson took occasion  to refer to the difference between the  situation early in 1915 and that prevailing at the present time.  "The element which we believed  had given us raw treatment has been  removed." he said, "We have got a  man in Jackson. He should I->,?.v". the  utmost of our confidence, and I believe he warrants it. He is no hot-  air artist. He is a No. 1 fruitNsales-  man." ���������  ,  Report of Directors  The annual irieeting of the directors was presented by the president. It  read as follows:  Your directors herewith submit the  third annual report, auditor's.report-  and financial statement for the year  ending 31st January, 1916.  Economy in operating expenses has  resulted in a surplus of $838.89 in  the year's business, which, placed a-  gainst last year's loss of $1010.59,  reduces the'debit balance to $171.70.  In addition to this" surplus a saving  was ma.de to our shippers in reduced  packing charges, amounting to $87 0.  Spraying materials were supplied  to shippers at cost price, and this also  meant a considerable saving.  We now appear to have about reach  ed.our minimum with regard to hand'  ling charges on our present output.  The only way that any further reductions can be made is by increasing our shipments, and your directors  would strongly urge the members to  bear in mind the great importance  of giving the Union their support,  and using their influence to induce  others' to support it. Volume of  business is the most important factor  in the reduction of handling expenses  And, further, by getting a portion  of that tonnage whioh at present is  shipped through other channels, it  would greatly assist the Central in  obtaining the maximum results for  the growers.  The question of orchard boxes is  one which should have the consideration of members before another shipping season begins. The loss'to the  Union during the past year in this  regard was $306.90, made up as follows:  Depreciation in Orchard bxs. $160.00  Bores unaccounted for by grow  ers  .146.90  Dr Lawrence also resigned his pos-'  ition- as a director of the Central and  .his place was'filled by ,the appoint-  'ment of Mr. J. Anderson.  Jn conclusion the .directors desire  to congratulate the members oh the-  financial stability of .the union, as the  paid-up capital and .the government,  loan are'practically intact.   ,.'  WANTED���������Cedar Timber or  Shingle Bolts'in any quantity  tributary to the Fraser River  Apply to Munn & Murphy  Shinge Co., Hatzic, B. C.  "HOUGH ON RATS" clears out Rats  Mice, etc. Don't Die in the House.  15c and 25c, at Drug and Country  , Stores.  $306.90  And your directors would recommend that arrangements be made  for growers to own their own orchard, boxes. These could be purchased from the Union and payment extend over three years.  The building of the Central packing'house and a railway "siding at  Poplar Grove have been taken up  with the Kettle Valley Railway company, and it is expected to have these  in time to handle this year's crop.  A new plan to raise capital for the  Central Selling Agency (The Okanag-  an United Growers. Ltd.) will be put  before you for consideration, and  your directors, aftei having gone care  fully into the matter, recommend its  adoption by the members.  There was one change in the board  during the past year. Dr. Lawrence  resigned and Mr. D. E. Burpee was  elected in his place.  Ernest W. Bigelow  Barrister and Solicitor  ' At A: McCallum's Office  Every Wednesday  From 9"a.m. to G p.m.  Counsel S. S. Taylor, K.C.  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction' Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. O.  Robson Bros.  Poultry Tonic  ^���������and���������  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store,  ���������   ti  How About Your  A FIRM-/IS OFTEN JUDGED  BY ITS STATIONERY. WHY  HAVE      CHEAP     PRINTING  ' WHEN WHEN YOU " CAN  GET NEAT PRINTING DONE  ON GOOD PAPER AT THIS  OFFICE, ALMOST AS CHEAP  AS PLAIN PAPER. BRING IN  Y:uii ORDERS FOR  ads5 Envelopes,.  , Statements/"  AS THIS PLANT IS THE ONLY UP-TO-DATE PLANT IN  THE DISTRICT ORDERS CAN  BE FILLED WHETHER BIG  OR SMALL, AND AT PRICES  AS REASONABLE AS IN   THE  CITIES JUST AS GOOD AS  WORK TOO. IF YOU HAYE  A LARGE  IT  CAN BE DONE  AT THIS  OFFICE ON SHORT NOTICE.  HAYE THE FRASER VALLEY RECORD    SENT  TO YOUR  FRIENDS.    $1.00 Per Year.  Printer and Publisher  MISSION CITY, B. C  exandria.  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.      ,,  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY,   PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B-. C

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