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 7 /   ���������  1*1%  which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  pet  Vol. XXV., No. 17.  Abbotsford, B. C, Fricfay, February 23, 1923.  $1.00 Per Annum,  Just Unloaded  WILL  CHOOSE  PICTURES  FOR   M^S.-A.   HOSPITAL  The  the W.  M  Phone 16  CAR LOAD OF  Royal Household Flour  R. DesMAZES  AKUOTSFORD AND WHATCOM TtOAI)  Farmers 1913  regluar' nioiithly meeting of  A. of the M.-S.-A. Hospital  was held in the ���������-Bank.of Montreal  Chambers on Wednesday afternoon.  Much general business was transacted. The president; Mrs. A. George,  j was appointed to,vote for the W. A.  at the annual meeting of the- Board  of Directors of the Hospital which  will bo held next, Monday evening.  Members' of the auxiliary elected on  tho Board of Directors for the 'coming year, are Mrs/- H. Fraser, who  served in this capacity last year, and  Mrs. R. H. Eby. . Miss K. Campbell,  Mrs.. T. Bennett and-Mrs. C. Wilson  were named a committee to choose  pictures to be framed and hung on  the walls at the hospital.  Miss K. Campbell, ��������� the matron,  gave a report of -Ahe articles received from theW.':A. during the past-  month, which included sewing .of  various kinds. ���������     )', .^  t  It was decided*; to hold the next  regular meeting in the S. F. A. Hall,  Matsqui, on-Wednesday, March 12.  POPLAR LOCALS  , The Hard Time dance which ,was  postponed, will be held in the Community Hall on-Wednesday Feb. 2S.  The' Good Times Orchestra will  supply the music.       .. ���������  The Community Association have  recently purchased, a fine piano,  which will add to' the enjoyment of  the members, and help in' raising  funds for the building fund. -   -  Miss Jessie Duncan- has be������n  spending a few days with Miss Euna.  Bates''of Mt. Lehman  On Wednesday evening the-community association held. a whist  drive and dance in the hall. A most  enjoyable evening was spent,. and  a few dollars. raised toward the  building fund. ������������������  On Friday evening, the 23rd inst,  Mr. Charles Good of the Provincial  Poultry department, will, lecture in  the Poplar Hall.. * Admission to lectures' free.  -    CLAYBURN  The concert given on Saturday evening under the auspices' of the Clayburn Athletic Association was well  attended and very much enjoyed.  Conjuring acts given by Messrs. Kidd  and Mckenzie of Vancouver wera  much applauded also vocal selections by Miss Adams' of Vancouver.  Other items on the programme were  given  by popular local  talent.  A community dance is held in the  .school .house at Clayburn every  Saturday evening, when real sociable evenings are spent.  Fruit  growers   sometimes   wonder  why they seemingly get such a small  portion of the consumei'p dollar  and they may conclude that Is is  ' partly because there are too, many  people handling the fruit before it  r&aches the final consumer, in short  -���������.there -are -too-- maBy~-spok^3~inr^wth.e,  wheel. " *  The fruit starts with a grower, as-  Koeiation, or local shipper, is hauled  by truck to ��������� a community packing  house or to the depot. Hers the railroad takes possession of it and carries it to the destined market. The  aales may be handled by a large distributor who sends fruit all over  the United States, or it may be handled by some broker in. some distant  market who sells it for a small brokerage, or It may go into one of the  big'auction markets where a jobber  buys it, this jobber may have bought  tho fruit ror may be handling it on  commission direct from the producer. The jobber may in turn sell it  to a, second jobber, who perhaps  lives in a distant city and this man  in turn may sell, it to even a thiid  jobber of wholesaler. Perhaps the  fruit finally goes to a peddler who  hauls it out to some suburb and sells  it to a retailer, the retailer finally  finally selling it to the consumer.  While this -may be an unusual  case, still much fruit passes through  such channels and, every time it is  handled there is a profit for someone and an overhead cost to be met.  Fruits and produce tonnage l/i  this country has increased by leaps  and.bounds. In 1899 the vegetables,  canned products and fruit from the  point of origin represented 4,582,-  573 tons. In 1912 this had increased to 12,130,061 tons, while  during the past three or four years  the tonnage has varied between 17  and 19 million tons at the point of  origin. This represents nearly a  million cars of produce annually  and an Increase In consumpton of  over 300 per cent and shows that  the American consumer is prosperous  and Is becoming a more generous buy  er.  ; While thiB tonnage has been    Increasing the number of varieties' has  been increasing rapidly. Thirty years  ago about all the fruit we had in win  ter-was apples.    Later    the ��������� banana  became Quite prominent and    finally  the orange.    There has been a large  increase in species and varieties    offered to the consumer.    Not only do  we have our standard varieties of apples and bananas, but many new var-;  TetleCot^ranges-hWe^-bet^-lntroduc^-  ed to the trade, such as the Valencia.  Pineapple, Temple and the Satsuma.  Other fruits which you .will find very  common on the fruit    stands    today  which   were   not  seen   from   ten   tu  thirty years ago are grapefruit, quava  loquat, kumquat,    mango,    avocado.  Japanese persimmon, opuntia;     new  melons and varieties    such; as    the  Rocky Ford, the Perisian, the Casaba  and the Toneydew fresh figs in great  profusion,  in   fact, ,,in  many  of   our  great cities we now have strawberres  offered every day in the year. California grapes,  apricots,  and  nectarines  plums and peaches', instead of being  offered in August only,  are now on  our market from May to December.  The Producer���������  The producer cannot reasonably  expect to make monoy on every fruit  crop every year. No business is profitable every year; but he should expect a good average profit over a  term of years. Neither is it possible  not to expect some waste. There will  always be a certain percentage of  culls. It probably does not pay to  spray and carry on orchard management to the point that one hopes to  get 100 per cent clean fruit, for the  cost would be prohibitive. Likewise  it is not possible to take all the culls  and make money out of them; some  will not pay the cost of handling  will fall to the ground and rot. There  is much foolish sentiment written  often by city writers on this waste  and there are other groups of writers who think the farmer should be  a philanthropist and feed the poor  and needy regardless of whether or  not it breaks the farmer financially  to do so.  The greatest salvation of the producer seems to be to organize in  large groups because he is lost as an  individual and he is going to become  more and more a nonentity as an individual as time goes on. He should  organize a good, strong local and  these locals can affiliate Into centrals  and develop a marketing organization of their own or can form connections with some big distributor or  some bg co-operatve marketing a-  gency.  The producer must work for con-  VALENTINE DANCE IS  VERY DELIGHTFUL AEFATR  The Valentine dance 'given last  Friday, evening in the Theatre under  the auspices'; of-the Abbotsford Review, W.B. A. of-the Maccabees, w������.s  a decided success,- and was well attended considering -the . inclement  weather. . r,'  The hall was: tastefully decorated  .fQr..the^occasio.n:.-..>Kith,- ..ivy    and4'rfad'  hearts and looked very attractive.*"-���������'  Mr. and    Mrs. J. J.    Moore,    Mrs.  Baden-Powell and Mr.-J. A. Mr-Go w-  an kindly consented to act as judges  for  the    prize ���������   waltzing..     Several  couples were selected by the judges,  and  those  were  later  requested     to.  dance one couple at a time, the . on- J  lookers to. finally decide which    was  the best by applauding them.  Much merriment was caused by  the contest, and the prizes were won ���������  by Miss Helen McCallum and Mr.  Earnest Leary. Prizes for the lady  and gentlemen guessing the most selections played by the orchestra from  ten to eleven o'clock were won by  Miss Tenna McPhee and Mr. George  Martin. ;  An  exceptionally nice supper' was  served at midnight, each" person re  ceiving a delicious heart cookie as a  favor.  A fine programme of selections  for dancing was rendered by the  Abbotsford Orchestra.  Patronesses for    the    evening    in  eluded   Mrs.   Nellie   Pettipiece,   Vancouver;  Mesdames M. McMillan,     F.  Little,  J. Rudge,  E.  Brown and    J  Miller.  SURPRISE PARTY GIVEN  MISS KATE PARTON  ^ In compliment to her', birhday, a  gathering of young friends took a  pleasant surprise party to the home  of Miss Katie Parton on Tuesday evening. Games and dancing filled the  happy hours until ��������������������������� midnight when  refreshments-were served  Mrs. A. C. Salt,and Mrs.. R: Gil-  moure were hostesses for the* evening.  ���������INTERMEDIATES WIN IN  GARIES AT MISSION  The senior, , intermediate and  girls' basketball .teams of Abbotsford "journeyed to Mission on Saturday'evening and played the game  with-sthe corresponding teams.   "'  The gallery was well .filled with  spectators, and a. very fine exhibition  of basketball was put up by -. the  teams.  The senior game resulted in a victory for Mission, the score being 31-  2 9." The girls also lost to Mission,  with a score of 9-4. The intermediates however put it over the away  team and won with 16 points to 8.  Services will be held, in St. Math-  ew's Anglican Church at Abbotsford  every Sunday, night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  Huntingdon  Mr. and Mrs. Dan McGillivray and  family have returned from Alberta  and have taken up. residence in  Huntingdon. Mr. McGillivray has  accepted a position with Mr. B. B  Smith in his store at Hammond:  Mrs. W. Waterson was a recent  visitor in Vancouver.  Mr. Roland Fadden of New Westminster visited his home at Whatcom Road at the week-end.  MR.  TUKGKON ADDRESSED  LOCAL LIBERAL ASSN.  We are prepared lo meet mail order quotations on  all lines of Groceries; Don't take bur word for this but  investigate yourself, a trial order will be positive.proof;  Dry goods, Men's wear, Boots and Shoes and Crockery  are arriving daily, we will be in a position to offer for  your consideration a most complete stock of the above  lines at prices in many instances less than that asked in.  the .large centres; Make this store YOUR STORE; We  solicit your trade on the merit of our merchandise, service  and courtesy.  A FEW GROCERY PRICES: We will have our price  .list ready for circulation by the end of the month; if not  on'cir list we would appreciate your name and address;  Wlil PREPAY ALL CHARGES ON ORDERS OF $10.00  A;\TD OVER.  Smoked Kippers, 3 lbs.  Old butch Cleanser, 2  tins for    -25^  Quaker Corn, per tin  Pure New  Orleans  Molasses  ...,   Royal Crown or Sunlight  ���������  Soap, a pkg.   Mr. Leonard Morris, Eye-sight  Specialist of Vancouver will be at  the Abbotsford Hotel on Tuesday,  ���������27 inst, in the afternoon. Mr. Morris  is one of. the leading'optometrists In  Canada having, been over 4 0 years  practising  the  profession.  This is an opportunity to consult  an authority on the subject of defective vision and its correction with  proper glasses.  (Continued on Page Three)  AT THE ABBOTSFORD H'OTKL  Among those registered at the Abbotsford Hotel during the week  were: H. Jackson. A. Currie, F. H.  Studebaker, B. Fried ham, J. Herron,  J. G. Turgeon of Vancouver; Wm. B.  Clydesdale. Cloverdale; Hon. E. D.  Barrow, Chilliwack; R. E. Carter,  Kilgard; W. F. Brand, W. E. Hawks,  W. Jones of Vancouver.  The annual meeting of the Abbotsford and District Liberal Association was held in the Masonic Hall  on Monday evening, with a good attendance.  Provincial Organizer, Mr. Turgeon  of Vancouver, 'addressed the meeting, also Hon. E. D. Barrow, who  spoke on lhe Sumas dyke. All the  officers of the association of last  year were re-elected, viz., Honorary  President!!, Hon. Mckenzie King,  Hon. John Oliver, Elgin Munroe. M.  P. and Hon. E. I). Barrow; President  F. J. R. Whitchelo; 1st vice-resident  Angus Campbell; 2nd vice-president  Mrs. H. Fraser: secretary-treasurer  W. W. Groat, assisted by W. Benedict. Several new members were added to the association.  ���������15?  25<*  25?  35������   23c  Campbell's Soups, 2 for���������25c  TOWELLING, Colored Crash, exceptional value, at a yd. ...  BUTTERICK PATTERNS   UP TO DATE.  NEW STOCK OF GINGHAMS  BOYS* SOLID LEATHER BOOTS, Williams' Make, sizes  ��������� 1 to r-Vi. ut a pr -$3,95 J  SUITS FOR MEN and BOYS ALL SIZES  ODD CUPS, plain white, to clear at 2  for 25<������  Spring samples of Men's Tailored to measure clothing", over 1000 samples.  Wedding  again.  bells  wlil     soon     ring  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  mmmatummm.wwmwmmmammMmiiuuimmgmMfflaimmMiiiWli 2>A6K TW&  THE ABBQTSFOftD POST  SOS  --���������.������������*  fffJB A BBOTSFORB POST  Published Every Friday    .  J. A. BATES. Editor, and Proprietor  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 192-3  "7���������ri'i   ~u" '' '���������"  RKS9 CROSS REPORT  FOR YEAR lW'J  Reports read at the annual meeting of the Provincial Division, Canadian Red Cross, show that an enormous amount of work has been done  by the Society during the past year.  Jn the Red Cross workshops, in  Vancouver and Victoria fifty or sixty men are employed. AH of these  men are ex-soldiers whose war disa-  bilitiea prevent rthem from earning  a living in, the open labor market.  Because -of this fact, a monthly deficit .has been unavoidable, and thy.  consequent drain upon the funds of  the Organization has ��������� been . extremely heavy. However, an agreement  recently entered into -with the Department of S.C.R. provides for payment t������y the- government of 8 5 per  <jent. of.the capital expenditure and  75 per.cent, of the monthly operating .deficit up to. $25.00 per 'month  per man, and his wMl relieve the Society of a part of its burden.  Other work on behalf of ex-service  men includes .regular visits to th������e  undergoing institutional treatment  in variousparta of the province, and  the provision to them of clothing and  other comforts. In connection with  this branch of the Society's .activities  the following sums have been expended:  Vancouver   .: $  551.00  Victoria    .,      999-90  'Franquille  - 2522,61  Esaondale , -   1699:84  New Westminster   ....;     805J.3  A LITTLE CHAT AVITH  TUB HOME MERCHANT  $6,47 8.;i a  The. various Branches of. the Society have looked after the needs of  returned men in want, particularly  in-cases of sickness'.- .Many of these  have families, and.they have been  supplied with food,- milk, clothing,  etc., or have been granted loans  which they have repaid in small  monthly installments.  Five refugees at Merville ana  Lang Bay wore actively assisted by  the Society, with clothing .and othw  necessities as --well as with money,  and the government called upon the  Red Cross to administer, the grant of  $1,500.00 made by it to .tho sufferers at Lang Bay. By arrangement  with the Dominion military authorises, the Rod Cr<*es Society y?ill be  supplied at once with field kitchens,  tents, blankets, etc., in case o-f nejed  In emergency.  ��������� In several districts in the provinco  the Red Cross Public Health nursing  service has been established; and  much benefit has. accrued to the  communities concerned. Beside visits made by Red Cross nurses have  totalled .4,00e, instructive riBits 2,-  076, child, welfare visits 1,471, and  inspections of school children 4,-  000. For the present, the extension  of this service will not be attempted,  but the efforta of the nursing department of the Society will be concentrated on Home Nursing instruction  classes. A large number of women  have already taken courses of instruction In these classes, and the  teaching has proved extremely popular.  ������������������'��������� An interesting portion of the work  of tho organization is that of the  Junior Red Cross. This is now being  organized in British Columbia, and  already many branches have been  formed. The Junior Red Cross, the  branch officors of which are themselves children, not only trains the  child for the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, but It fosters and  encourages the altruistic spirit  which Is latent lu all children. All  fees paid, and monies collected by  the Juniors are devoted to helping  poorer children who need surgical  or other treatment which their parents are too poor to provide them  with.  It ia hoped that the coming year  ���������vvill see a considerable increase in  the activities of the Provincial Rod  Cross, and that even greater progress than formerly will be made in  the attainment of the Society's  peace-time aims; the promotion of  health, the prevention of disease,  and the mitigation of suffering  throughout the world.  That, the foreign -"catalogue  habit" is the most serious handicap  to progress confronting local communities In Canada today cannot   be  denied.  Merchants     individually  and   collectively,  have  worried     much  over  the fact, and have    tried to    devise  ways and mean's to counteract    the  inroads of this commercial parastU.  Little or nothing has so far beou  accomplished.       The    evil    remains  ��������� r.ampant.  Many local newspapers' have done  and.are doing .their, part .to brand the  catalogne habit as a dlseaso and a  blight that has sent- hundreds of  once promising towns' to the industrial and commercial. bonoyurd, do-  creased realty values, put social conditions on the blink and halted educational  progress.  A proportion of the merchants  have also dona their part. Many  merchants, however, are not. doing  their part���������or.doing it only haphazardly..  At the present time the retail merchants of the country have under  way a.gigantic scheme for co-operative buying that will supply them  with an important leverage for appealing to the people to give preference to the local store on a basis of  competitive  comparisons'.  But this alone, will not fill the  bill aatisfactorly.  In the- opinion of the writer there  are two further essentials which  must be consistently and persistently  practiced.  1. Adequate, advertising in thf  local  newspapers;  Community loyalty and community propaganda that will reach every  resident of every locality.  It has been found to be absolutely  true- that districts- where the. mer-_  chants.use but sparingly, of ..the ad-,  yertising columns of the local newspapers, and where there is no healthy  spirit of local pride'and patriotism  and congenial community relations,  are the districts where the big mailorder concerns of the, distant cities  work their greatest havoc to the  community aconomic interests.  A statement to thiB effect was  made some time ago-in an address  given before an advertising association in the United States by the advertising manager .of the well known  mail-order firm of Sears-Roebuck,  Chicago. This firm employs a large  gtaff of clerks te check up on th������-'  advertising carried by local newspapers' through the country, and to  'tabulate the general community  spirit existing. In'communities that  are lax in thes* regards, the work of  flooding such- districts with the mailorder catalogues and other literature begins, and, says the advertising manager1- referred to above, "We  find that we always' secure niori  bualne&s in those sections."  Does this signify anything to the  home merchant?  The big mail order houses make  continual war upon the local merchant in the latter's own territory.  Surely it is time the home merchant was utilizing every possible-  weapon to put the unscrupulous  enemy: to rout, for the sake of h������s  business, his dignity and the community's prosperity.  tubers are brought out to the light  three or four weeks before planting  time and allowed to sprout. Only  tubers showing rxarket sprouting  tendencies are selected.  From the second method of bud  mutation little hope can be held out  of improved varieties, although  most investigators are constanly on  the look-out for mutations.  From seed balls, .-whether naturally or artificially pollinated or cross  pollinated, it is possible to- develop  new varieties. The seed is treated  similarly to tomato seed, being'planted In hotbeds and transplanted a  couple of times before being set  out in the opeiu From the largo  number of colours, shapes and forms  that appear, selection is necessary  followed by tests with standard varieties-.  During the pasV two seasons some  work on Soil fumigation has been  Carried oii in the control of scab  and fhizOctonia creolin, pacolin and  crude carbolic -'dfcid being used.���������  Experimental Farms Note.  A TRAGEDY IN BUSINESS  Under the above caption, tho Victoria Colonist says:  "The irony of failing to keep pace  with modern business requirements  is illustrated in the fate that - ha:-,  overtaken the famous blacking firm  of Day and Martin, which, after a-i  existence of over 150 years, is about  to' be sold. In its prime the firm  was' a 'goicl mine.' Mr. Burlspn, its  managing.'- director, says, 'the case  of Day and Martin is one of the tragedies of British enterprise.' It is all  summed up in the one- phrase, that  it failed to advertise. In the old days  the blacking was advertised until it  became a household name, but when  the polishes of other firms came or.t  the directorate of the firm thought  that nothing would hurt the product. They did not meet the advertising competition. Too. late they  found their mistake, for they could  never recover the ground  they lost.  "There Is a moral in this for all  business undertakings in these competitive days. It pays to advertise  for' the-consuming public gain the  bulk of their Information about commodities through the printed word.  When Day and. Martin were at the  height of , their advertising career  they gained mention for their product from such authors as Dickens,  Tom Hood, George Eliot and Carlyle.  Had they continued, to increase their  advertising as the competition wi^i  them grew their product might very  well have still been the best seller  of its kind in the world."  POTATOES EXPERIMENTS  AT INVERMERE, B. C.  At the present time there are  three methods of improving.the potato. First,'the purification of existing varieties and the maintenance of  strong, vgorous stocks. Second, the  utilisation of bud mutations. Third,  the development of new ���������'varieties  from  seed.  Under the first heading this Station is testing out many of the present-day varieties that - are being  grown throughout the Dominion. The  varieties are1 kept absolutely pure,  and by roguelttg and individual tuber  selection vigorous stocks' are obtained. Individual tuber selection was  started ?> yrs, ago after hill selection  had been tried out for a; number of  years and found unsa'ticfactory. The  R.  C. MINISTER IS  PRAISED IN  U.  S.  VICTORIA, Feb. 21.���������Hon. William Sloan-, minister of mines and  commissioner of fisheries for British Columbia, is picked out by the  New York Times .Current History  for presentation to the people of the  United States as one of its 12 representative Canadians, "men who have  achieved prominence in the field of  statesmanship, industry and commerce, entitling them to admission  to the nation's 'Hall of Fame'," according to word from New York  which has just reached the parliament buildings.  The others placed, in the hall (u  fame are: Baron Shaughnessy, Hon.  W. S. Fielding, Sir Lomer Gouin,  Right Hon. Mackenzie King, Hon. P.  C. Larkin, J. J. Morrison. United  Farmer leader of Ontario; Pat Burns  John R. Booth, the Ottawa lumber  arid paper, king; Sir Hugh John  Macdonald of Winnipeg, Sir Charles  Hibbert Tupper of Vancouver and  Sir Frederick Haultain, - chief justice of Saskatchewan.  Of Mr. Sloan, the paper says:  "He has lent dignity to public life,  and his- speech on the deep sea fisheries and his report on the mineral  wealth of Canada are on record  among state papers in the archives."  MOST LOGICAL ROUTE  ������������������-. The Princeton "Star" reports tlv-it  the engineer in charge of the survey party working on the Hoper  Princeton roadway survey was in  'town recently and stated that the  work was progressing most satisfactorily. So far there was only about  three feet of snow on the trail and  a party made the trip from Princeton  to Hope in five days'during the last  week in January.  The snow on this section of the  trans-provincial highway is not. nearly as bad as on the Cascade-Rossland  section where over eight feet of  snow has been reported so  far this winter. As the "Star" says  the Hope-Princeton trail will be a  portion of the transprovincial highway. "It is the shortest, the most  cheaply built and altogether the  most logical of any of the suggested  routes."���������Chilliwack Progress'.  You can't wake up and find yourself famous unless you wake up.  .Thirty-five secretaries are required to deal with the Pope's correspondence.  Did you ever "hold the line?"    That is. hold  the telephone receiver.Io your ear for what seemed like hours, while someone you had called   up  looked  up papers or   oilier    things   to answer  your enquiry?  When you are called by telephone and imut  take lime to look up something, it is better to  say, "1 will look it up and call you."  This lit lie courtesy will not only prevent the  caller from becoming impatient but will release  both lines for other calls.  British Columbia Telephone Company  SERVICE  STATION  in your qjd car in part payment  for a 490 Chevrolet  Easy payments for the balance.  A new car means, that you will have new tires  and but few repairs for sometime���������according to  usage.  STUART MOTORS  Chevrolet and Nash Agents  Mission City, B. G.  BANFF-WINDERMERE  ROAD  OPENS IN JUNE  OTTAWA., Ont,���������The Minister of  the Interior has set the date for the  opening of the Banff-Windermere  motor highway through the Canadian Rockies for traffic for Saturday,  June 30. The official ceremony will  take place about noon at Vermilion  Crossing,. a point midway between  Banff, Alberta, and Windermere,  British Columbia. It is proposed  that motorists from the.east or Banff  end of the road and from the west  or Windermere end should leave  their respective points early enough  in the morning of that date to meet  at the Crossing at noon in time for  the  ceremony.  'The-new highway, which forms  the connecting link in the 6,000 mile  "Grand Circle Tour," through Western Canada and the United States,  was completed last fall and the engineers expect that by tho end of  June everything will be in readiness  for the opening and the summer traffic.  Tho i'-cw road is built through the  heart of some of the finest scenery  In tho Rockies, Sdventy-thrce miles  of it being through virgin mountain  and forest country where many of  the peaks as.yet bear no name. One  of the unique features of the road j  is that it crosses two mountain j  passes. The main range of the Rocky j  Mountains is' traversed via the Vermilion pass at an altitude of '.-  000 feet and later the road is carried  over the Brisco range through the  Sinclair pass at an elevation of 4.-  9 50 feet. The grades, however, are  easy, the average being 3 per cent.  A grade of 9 per cent, is the maximum and this occurs only at one point  over a stretch of about 4 00 feet.  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public,  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Bolldini;  Phone 8001 P. O. Box OO  MISSION GITY, B. C.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  Wm.   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years among the Stockmen of  the Fraser Valley. Am fbmila-r  with the different breeds o*if live  stock and their values,  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C'  Eats Way to Freedom:���������Arthur  States, of Monroe County, Ohio, wad  sentenced to work out a fine of ���������$!.-  000 for liquor violation. During 12s>  days, he ate $90 worth of food and  worked out only $60 of his time. To  save money for the county he was  releasod on parole.  I  1  if  ������������������'3  it  "ill  ^jmwmmi^^^ t*  TM%ABBOTSP0RD PO$T  PAGE THREE  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C. Laid Sirva/oraai  Civil Engineer  Room   6   Hart  Block,   Chilliwack  Box   422. eniLLIWACK  rARE THERE TOO MANY  SPOKES IN THE  WHEEL?  BARRISTERS and,  SOLICITORS  ���������   LAW OFFICE    '  OPEN   EVERY   1< DIDAY  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   O.  ALAN M. BROKOVSKI  AUCTIONEER and  -.    VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  .LIVE STOCK a Special^  P. 0. Bo:: 94  Radio Station Pages  George Park, Alberta  The value of newspaper radio  broadcasting on the prairies was  demonstrated yesterday when A. Alexander of Shanghai was brought into touch with a friend he had not  seen for 20 years and who resides in  southern Alberta.  - Mr. Alexander, who decided on  making a trip to Canada and would  arrive here in-February 16, was anxious to locate a friend he had known  20 years ago in South Shields, England, but who had ������since come to  southern Alberta to rural. On the  assurance of the Canadian Pad fie  agent irr Shanghai "vthkf If Mr;'Alexander would write the Canadian  Pacific office in Vancouver, and his  friend George.Park is still a resident  of Canada .the C. P. R could find  him. Mr. Alexander hao faith and  wrote J. J. Forster, general passenger agent of the Canadian Pacific  steamships, here..  Mr. Forster asked F. J. Hurkett,  city passenger agent of the Canadian  Pacific railway at Calgary, to get  Mr. Park as soon as possible. The  Calgary ticket agent took the mes-  Bge and, going across the street to  the newspaper radio office, broadcast:  "If George Park, formerly of  South Shields, England, gets this  message, please communicate at once  with the Canadian Pacific offices at  Calgary."  Inside 15 minutes Mr. Hurkett  received a long distance telephone  call from George Park, who had  become a prosperous farmer in Alberta and believed in keeping in  touch with the outside world by radio.  A letter is now on its way to Mr.  Alexander, who will pick it up here  oh  his arrival  from Shanghai.  (Continued, from  Page  One)  solidation of tonnage because    it    is  only by such a policy- that he brings  about reforms and  ��������� benefits    which  are essential.     We have some splea-  did examples of consolidation. Take  the1 banana industry, largely handled  by one big concern'.    Fifty years a-  go the banana was unknown. .Today  we consume  from  45  to   50  million'  bunches a year. They are distributed  to every hamlet in the country and so  sold that the producer, the'handler,  the, retailer all make money and-the  consumer busy    the fruit    at a    fair  figure.    The orange is another good  example.    Probably  75 per cent    of  the prangos are'either handled by th<.s  California Fruit    Exchange    or    t:i������  Florida Citrus Exchange.      These organizations have built-up strong marketing machines.    The Calfornia raisin,  prune,   walnut  and  almond     of  that state are also examples of efficient marketing coming from the consolidation  of  tonnage.  This  marketing means wido distribution, the development  of  new  carload   marke s.  and relatively low overhead and sales  cost.    They generally conduct an advertising campaign and aro gradually  recently got out by the International  Apple Shippers would ��������� indicate a  gross prom of about 9.79 per cent,  leaving a net profit of only 2.42 per  cent, but out of 9,476 cars which  were, recently handled they found the  gross profits wjts only 3.16 per Cent  which when operating costs are do-  ducted means, a loss of 2.39 per cent  without counting salaries and' interest on investments. ��������� While these  figures are due. partly to the fact  that the produce business has been  going through a period of deflation  and readjustment, nevertheless the  jobber has come in for much unjust  criticism. He is generally a pretty  substantial man and his rating can  easily be found out if one cares' to  take the pains'/" He is a hustler, puts  in long hours and turns a tremendous  amount of fruit into the consumers'  channel. He can be criticed in sonio  ways. Perhaps at times he encourages too many, shippers to gro\v- too  big a tonnage and under the present,  system of marketing overloads, tlie  retailers who find that the products  can be criticised for staying too long  in congested dfstricts and attempting to do business in the same  cramped quarters as his fathers did  twenty years ago. He often fights  improvements, keeps, too little . help  a few hours of the day and too much  help the rest of the time.    His rheth-  cay, which makes his losses so high  that he feels he cannot sell for less.  He needs to be educated along the  lines of a big turnover and a narrow  margin and, this can be brought  about by intelligent co-operation  and work but it is going to take lots  of hard work to do it. Occasionally  his profits are too high. " Recently  last summer we traced the sale of  grapes. A four basket crate which  wholesaled at $1.25 a crate, the retailer charged $1.25 a basket. Now  from the point of the producer this  was 300 per cent, but if you always  work on the basis' that there is never more than 100 per cent., then thla  man made. 75 per cent.; but whether  he, made 30.0 or.75. per cent, it id  Immaterial. ' The fact remains that  he bought, something for $1.25 and  sold it for #5.00, or a    margin    of  the basis of bushels,    but it can    be  used in one or two zones.  , Th������    Consumer  The consumer buys from hand to  mouth. You only have to visit the  chain stores to see him come in  and buy a tiny package or a pound  or two of some kind of food and go  away with it. He knows little about  varieties of fruits and their value.  He is unsold on fruits except for a  very fewr kinds such as bananas. He  looks upon'fruit as a luxury on the  one hand or a medicine on the other.  He has never been brought to look  upon fruit as a food. This must be  a step iwhich all connected with the  fruit industry must take if we are  to increase the consumption of certain  types of  fruit.  While there is an increasing- consumption   of    organized ,  fruits  like  $3.:75 to meet his overhead expenses   the banana, orange and    raisin and  and profits.    This is an exaggerated  of the grape because of prohibition,  increasing per    capita    consumption,   ods" are often-.antiquated in regaVds  NEW  ORPHANAGE  IS PROPOSED  ,;:At the convention in Victoria last  week of the Provincial Grand Orange  Lodge approximately 200 delegates  were present from points in British Columbia.' The convention continued until Thursday night. The  Grand Black Chapter of the lodge  met on Tuesday, and the Ladies'  Orange Benevolent Association on  Tuesday and Wednesday. Officers  who presided at the convention were  Capt. C. W. Whittaker, grand master  J. E. Carpenter, grand secretary,  and L. G. Rayner, treasurer, all of  Vancouver.  Celery King is the thing  to stimulate the liver, cleanse the  bowels, purify the blood, banish  headacheaana make you feel the  joy of better health and strength:  Nature's own laxative and tonic  roots and herbs in Celery King;.  30o and 60c packages.  Why not relieve it this very day ?  A few dropB of Shiloh banishes that  ticklintfin the throatthatmaddens  you. A few doses heal up the sore  and inflamed tisaueB in the throat  and really banish that couph. 30c���������  60c and $1.20.   All druggists. .  wheh is essential to any frut ndustry  Whllo the season for such fruits as  raisins, prunes, oranges, etc., has  boen lengthened, on tho whole tho  more districts that go into the production of fruits, the shorter the season becomes for any one district. Also as the varieties and types' increase the shorter the season becomes for each. Apples must be  largely -out of the way by midwinter  for by spring there are too many  fresh vegetables and fruits arriving  in the market. Thirty per cent of  the apples should be sold f. o. b.  before they are harvested and at  least 60 per cent should be in the  consumers' hands by January 1st.  Coupled with this policy the producer  must fight to get quality plus yield  because that means profit to him.  Packing- Costs���������  Much money should be saved in  packing by hauling fruit by auto  trucks to central buildings. Those  central buildings can be better ��������� e-  quipped and are cheapor per unit  than the small individual houses.  There is a less number.of rooms to  keep in order, less number of. buildings, to., depreciate,, and..a much less  capital Is really invested in the industry: Likewise, a superior form  of inspection can be carried on. Thus  we gain efficiency, lower costs, and  a better product.  Transportation���������  The lack of cars is a serious'proposition. It is evident that the'llS-  000 refrigerator cars are not enough  to handle a million cars'' of products  Much time and expense could be  saved, however, by cutting down the  number of cars diverted, by saving  demurrage and by establishing a  marketing system which gives wider  distribution and more f. o. b. sains.  Transporatlon rates' are too high.  Undoubtedly, now that the railroads  are beginning to make money again  these rates can be reduced to pre-war  figures by allowing the railroads to  run their own business. Fruit growers all over the country should agitate this question stronglv and see  that transporation figures are eventually brought down to a reasonable  basis. A great relief to the fruit  industry could be brought about in  that way.  The Distributor���������  One of the principal men In handling the fruit is called the "distributor". He handles his fruit from some  distant market and sells it in the various markets of the country. As a  class they are able men. Some however make loud claims as to their efficiency as distributors who ought t������  change their title to "concentrator."  They simply sell in three or four markets, make few f. o. b. sales. They  feel the markets from "day to day.  They may auction now and then  They sell to jobbers who sell to other  jobbers. 'Certainly such a distributor is of very minor benefit to the  fruit industry and could easily de  done away with.  The Broker���������  Tho dried or canned fruit broker  is a fixture, an essential part of marketing machinery. Perhaps more so  than .the fresh fruit broker. There are  however, fresh fruit brokers in nearly every market who are very able  men and who work on a narrow margin. They have built up a fin-������  clientele. They are efficient marketing agents. During the time of  over supply, they may be crowded  'however as they rarely have storage  facilities.  The Jobber���������  The jobber has been too harshly  criticised, from the producer to the  consumer. Whenever the word "middleman" is mentioned every o.ie  thinks of the jobber, commission man  or wholesaler and I use these three  as representing the same type. He is  not a profiteer in any sense of the  word. Formerly great profits wore  made In the business but the past  few years probably the profits dropped from 7 to 10 per cent.    A, report  to handling. He does not have the  room to use gravity carriers, cranes'  and machinery which would greatly  reduce the cost of handling and  bring the cost of handling and bring  his business up-to-date.  Rehandlinjr Charges���������  These aro one of the cost a!ggraya-.  ting propositions to meet in the fruit  game because in the aggregate they  are tremendous. Whenever fruit  changes from one hand to the other,  whenever it has to be trucked, unloaded, reloaded, reshipped, there is  a tremendous cost which mounts and-  mounts and undoubtedly t.lilEf.- Is one  of the items which gradually can  to a considerable extent be reduced  arid eliminated. In eome big markets there have been abuses of these  rehandling charges and undoubtedly'  at times they have been higher than  is necessary.  The Wholesale Market���������  Taken by and large the average,  wholesale market of the American  cities is not an efficient proposition.  It is congested, facilities have long  since been outgrown, the methods  of handling are antiquated and exr  pensive. A man. well acquainted with  the jobbing trade recently .told me  that in one of the largest American  cities there was ' probably a. million  dollars worth of products stolen a|  year, and when one visits these congested districts it Is easy to see how  this can be brought about. There  is too much handling by man power,  too much rehandling, too niuch redistribution, which is the ..result  really of too much concentration in  districts where facilities are', not  ample to handle the products in the  way they should be handled, it is  gratifying to know, however, that  steps are being taken to remedy this,  condition and we can expect in the  next few years much relief from this  source. Of course, we can conclude  however that it costs far to much' to  handle the food after it reaches a  typical big city.  The Auction���������  Nearly all the fruit which is imported into this country is sold In  the big cities through the auction-. A  are very narrow in fact, on some  staples like coffee and sugar they  are probably too narrow. His margins' on vegetables and fruits are uh-  very large per cent, of the oranges  in sea-board markets are sold so but  not in interior markets. A. huge  tonnage of berries', cherries, plums,  peaches, pears and other perishables  is moved through auction channels.  The auction is capable of moving .a  huge tonnage in a short time to' many  buyers at a low cost. Apple growers have never felt that the auction  was' the proper-way to dispose of  such fruit. They may be partly  right and wrong in this. The fact  that apples are produced in every  state of the Union complicates the  question somewhat but possibly ifc  is best to try out the auction thoroughly because it has been found at  times to be very valuable in tho,  moving of an increasing tonnage of  apples.  The Peddler  This fellow is probably the most  irresponsible of any connected with  the fruit business. Ho does not care  about the producer, the consumer or  anyone else connected with the future of the industry. He is often a  man whose business ethics are more  or less questionable and will resort  to all sorts of methods to make  money. At times he works on a  narrow margin but too often he is  looking for profits which are unreasonable. Of course, his costs are  high, but nevertheless he is not a  link in the chain which Is developing  a fruit business along good lines.  The Retailor  The retailer is generally classed as  a man who is making an enormous  profit but on the whole his margins  reasonably high; although he will  often claim that were these products  'riven to him ho could not sell them  or less. The trouble is he expects  to big a turnover and he allows much  of the stock on hand to wilt and de-  case possibly and is not typical but  such things.are happening very frequently. The retailer does hot fol-  lpiy the market downward, ' neither  does he follow it up. He unloads  whatever he has op the basis on  which he bought and starts over on  his new buy. The chain store is the  salvation in the retail business. Two  or,three years ago when prune growers on the Pacific Coast were trying  ,to,get 5 and 6 cents a pound for  th'eir prunes, some of the retailers  were asking 50 to 35 cents a pound.  The big chain stores came in and  offered two pounds of small prunes  for 25 cents or a pound of large  ones for for 19 cents, and brought  prunes  Into  consumption.  t There are far too many retailers  in the. country. Charles C. King- recently writing in the "Produce Dealer" of Philadelphia, says that there  are 3,000,000 retailers in the United. States, or one person in twenty  is in the retail busines. A report  fr.om the retail grocers of Pennysl-  vanla shows that in the United States  there are 335,212 groceries' or delicatessens. This is exclusive of fruit  stands, and peddlers, but this' means  one of these'stores for every seventy  families. There.are 24,000,000 families in the country.  There is far too niuch competition,  too many buildings, too many clerks,  too many overheads, too great an investment. , The number , in the  wholesale trade has been reduced  since the war, but the retailers have  continually increased. During the  war we encouraged probably too  many food.handlers and anyone who  does not know, what-else to , do goes  into the retail business. Sometimes  with three or four houndred dollars  one. can establish oneself in such a  business.  The "fruit, retail business has  changed hands largely from the Ital-.  ians to the Greeks. The latter knows  little or nothing about the fruit  which he sells, often does not know  the varieties, but he is Interested  and willing'to be educated and wants  to learn.  Too Many Handlers  ��������� We have shown that there, are  t'oo; many retailers and wholesalers  in the game and more and more are  getting into it The number is increasing rapidly and must materially decrease before relief comes. The  number of distributors has increased  50 per "cent, in the last twenty years,  while the number of. producers has  decreased. If this keeps on in another score of years there will lie  as many in the non-productive distribution work as there are in the  productive work.. This is a bad ee~  onomic. situation.  Parcel ,Post  This has been :a big disappointment to the producer. It Is very limited'and will work only in one zone  or two. Recently we had a peach  box of Delicious apples from Wenat-  chee which cost $1.89 postage. There  were 13 large , apples in the box.  Pack baskets can be sent from. Mich ���������  igan to a city like Chicago for about  38$! but- this means a pretty expensive  proposition   when   figured     on  nevertheless', the deciduous . fruit  business on the whole is not increasing as it should. Tliere is niuch  truth in a statement recently made  by Dr. J. W. Loydof the University  of Illinois, "That the average city  consumer feels that fruit is a luxury and he can only afford to buy it  freely when the price is so low.producers sell it at a loss." Under  present marketing conditions we  have reached the saturation point  with some fruits. ' Whenever : the  apple crop passes 25 million- bbls.  and the peach crop 4 0 million bu;,the  producer grows at a loss. ,. This  should not be so and by proper marketing much larger amounts can be  sold at a profit. We need more .. advertising such as has been done for  the cranberry, orange, raisin, walnut  and prune. This advertising has done  much to increase the per capita consumption. We need co-perative ad-.  vertising. We need everyone connected with the trade to advertise  just the way the national canners  do the pineapple canners, ' the way  advertising is carried on appie week.  Could we get all the people who have  anything to do with handling'apples  and other fruits . to advertise, it  would .Increase' consumption very  materially; through advertising propaganda the consumer must realize  that fruit is a food, one which is palatable, nutritious, healthful and economical.  Next we need to encourage tho  consumer to buy fruit by the package.. Buying two or three specimens  at a time is extravagant. If he buys  a small package he will eat rnoro  fruit and this will- .encourage consumption.  Conclusions���������  Perhaps no one is making on the  whole big profits in the fruit game.  Where the trouble seems to be is.  there are too many men handling  the package before it roaches the  consumer. In other words, there  are too many spokes, in the, wheel  Relief will come to a certain, extent  by consolidating the tonnage, In producing good quality and a heavy  yield per acre, meaning the producer  can sell at a low price and still make  a profit. We should 'try the community pack, we should consolidate  tonnage so that we can get the benefits of wide distribution, 'develop  more carload markets, and avoid ov:  er-concentration. We should 'encourage such movements as chain  stores and possibly some can be developed which will handle only fruits  and vegetables. We must take up  consumer advertising and educate  the consumer and the retailer. The  retailer must be converted to -{the  idea of a quick turnover and. a narrow margin. The consumer must  come to look upon fruit as a food and  must be encouraged to buy in larger amounts. Gradually the number  of people handling the fruit will be  reduced. It Is going to take patience.  These things will not come.-about  rapidly. Improvement will come  only by the great body of producers  working hand in hand to bring these  reforms.���������C. I. Lewis in American  Fruit  Grower   Magazine.  THE POST IS OUT AFTER A LARGER  CIRCULATION.  This Paper will accept $1.00 cash for  two years' subscription. For twelve  years this paper has constantly and  consistently boosted Abbotsford, now  that the Post is after a larger circulation is a good time to help out.  Pay to   Mrs.   A.   Taylor,   or   send   $1.0)  through the Post Office.  ������������mMiMum!uu]UiUMim������M<MilM  Mm^mwwMM^ ra^.M:.'ihi.:re;^!:^w:^ * *'" ������** -^r^T^T  h. -s, \* < Ill  ii  ^iwftmaaagB  -i^f^^Al^:  THE ABBOTSftflfifi PO&T/4BBOT8FGKD, B. a  rfsass:  <m lvmwll'-M.M������n������������wrim.ftTt<r������M������iMW.1in.i. .^Hmj^������.  " Always prompt, polite service at this mantel.  Such attention naturally go wiLh the fine qualities of meats which we sell.  S.F.WHITE  B.   C.   Phone   41.  Farmers' Phone 1909  Abbotsford, B.C.  otsford Feed Store  This store is now open for   business with a  full line of feeds of all kinds at right prices.  You know our old Specialties? We still have  them.   ,  / solicit a pari, of your patronage for 1923.   A  j. j. SPARROW  Essendene Avenue ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  PERSONALS  The Board of Trade accompanied  by. the Abbotsford Band are holding  a meeting at Whatcom Road this  Friday evening.  . Miss Flora Heiler, R. N. of Vancouver, who has recently, returned  from a trip through England and the  United States, is the guest of the  Misses' Tretheway.  Mrs. D. Smith is visiting her mother, Mrs. Hicks, of Mt. Lehman. ���������  Miss Gertie Smith of Vancouver  spent the week-end at her home here  and   attended , the   Valentine   danci.  Mr. Leslie Tretheway has returned .to Harrison Mills, after visiting  his home here.  Rev. A. Ross of Clayburn was a  guest at the Manse on Monday.,  Mr. J. Hutchinson has . returned  home from Agasslz.  Mr. Archie Conway of Central  Park Is'spending a week as the guest  of his brother.  The lecture . which was to have  been given on the 21st in'''connection  with the anniversary services of the  Presbyterian Church has been, postponed until Monday, March 12th.  ^pned until  Monday, March  12th.  Mr. Edward Nelson of Craigmy!e,  'Alberta/ who is visiting in Vancouver  was the' week-end guest of Mr. and  Mrs.-   L.   Farrow.  Mrs.  S.  Bedlow    visited  her  parents,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  J.. C.  Alder    at  Newton at the week-end.  '.   Mr.  John  Mckenzie left on  Tues-,  day .for a visit to California.  MrB. A. McPhee was a visitor to  New  Westminster  on  Wednesday.  Miss Gilley spent the week-end  at her home  in  New Westminster.  Mr. Keep has left Abbotsford to  take up residence in Alberta. Mrs.  Keep will also go to Alberta as soon  as business affairs are settled here.  Mr. J. Laughton of New Westminster was a week-end    visitor in Ab  botsford.  Mrs. J. Caldwell, Sr. has returned  from a visit to Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Shore were  visitors In Vancouver on Monday  and attended the hockey match.  Mr. and Mrs. N. Hill are rejoicing  over the arrival of a baby girl, born  in the M.-S.-A. Hospital on the 16th"  inst.  Mir. L. Collison of Cloverdale  spent the  week-end in Abbotsford.  Mrs. Baden-Powell entertained at  tea on Thursday afternoon. Among  the guests present were Mrs. Kemp,  Mrs.. H. Peck, Miss E. Peck, Mrs. .1.  McGowan, Mrs. J. J. Moore and Mrs.  A. McPhee.  Mirs. A. Currle wub a recent visitor In Vancouver.  Mrs. G. N. Zeigler has returned  home after having spent two weeks  In Vancouver.  In the Alexandria Hall on Wednesday evening, the Abbotsford  Basketball teams played against the  teams from Langley Prairie, and  were the winners in all three games,  Yiz., senior, .Intermediate and girls'  teams.  Mr. W. Benedict was a visitor in  Vancouver during the week.  Mr. and Mrs. Brown of Saskatchewan, who are spending the winter  In Vancouver, were the recent guests  of their brother and sister, Mr. and  Mrs. J. Arthur of St. Nicholas.  in compliment of the tenth birthday,of her little son, Joe, Mrs. J. E.  Tretheway entertained a gathering  of little friends at her home on  Thursday    afternoon,      A most en-  Ridgedale News  Before a large and appreciative  audience in Ridgedale Hall, Friday  evening, Feb. 9. Ridgedale Dramatic  Society presented the mirth provoking  farce  "Oh  Susannah!"  From the drawing of the curtain  to the closing at the end of the 3rd  act there was not a dull moment and  it is safe to say that Matsqui has  not had such a good general laugh  for many a day.  The cast was remarkably well  balanced and it is almost impossible  to single out one player for special  mention. However all agreed th l  the mirth was largely due to the  splendid acting of Mr. Claud Farr.  taking the part of-a rising London  Doctor. Opposite him in the role of  Aurora, the maid, Miss Dorothy  Wray scored a distinct success.  The heavy part of the hot-tempered ' solicitor, ��������� Plant, was admirably  portrayed by Mr. Wyvern Page,  while Miss Margaret Hudson and  Miss Muriel Page took in a pleasing  manner the part of Plant's "Precious  Jewels." . Miss Ruby Cornwall as  the Doctor's bride, captured the  heart of the audience in a manner all  her own. Mrs. Anna Gallagher scored well earned applause as the Doctor's maiden aunt; and Mr. Leavett  Cornwall's impersonation ��������� of the  Aunt left nothing to be desired.  Perhaps the hardest part and one  of the best pieces of acting was that  of Buttons, played by Miss Margaret  Farr. We shall expect even greater things from Miss Farr in a larger  part next time.  Miss Gladys Smith gave a go id  representation of Mrs. O'Hara, the  landlady, arid Mr. Bert Farr of the  Indifferent lover.  At the close of the entertainment  lunch was served., and dancing engaged in for a time.  The sum of $61.00 was taken at  the door. The proceeds of the evening will be devoted to improvements  at Ridgedale Hall.  A. R. GOSLING  WHEN YOU WANT  House and  ,   Sign Painting  and  General  House Repairs  Phone 34X ���������-��������� P. 0. Box  31  ABBOTSFORD,  B.. C.  Valley Directors for  ' R. A. and I. Society  NEW WESTMINSTER, Feb. 17.���������r  At a directors' meeting held this  week the R. A. and I. Society endorsed the following list of out of-town  delegates and chairmen of revising  committees as represented by H. M.  Streight and his nominating committee. Dr. J. G. McKay, president, cf-  Irpied the chair.''  Some of the directors' for the Fra-  vc-i  Valley are:  Agassis���������Reeve James A. H. Morrow, W. H. Hicks, H. P. Sutherland.  Capt. J. J. Logan, H. Fooks. J. Mc-  Rac, M. L. A..; A.  McCalium.  Coquitlam���������Reeve Goo. H. Proulx  L. E. Marmont, R. Graham, R. Morrison, ft. C. McDonald  Maple Ridge���������Reeve .1. A. Mc-  Ivor, H. Ferguson, John Laity. C. P.  Matcalfe, L. Piatt (Ycnnadon); , A.  Lund, J. B. Martyn, H. S. I3i������is.  Matsqui���������A. McCalium, A .Cruick-  shaiiks, H. F. Page, John Alah, W.  II; Fadden, J. Brydges,.N. T. Hill, A.  W. Haines, G. P. Pratt, J. Frith, J.  A. MacG^wan, E. J. Bond, A. Gled-  hill, A. H. Harrop.  Mission���������Reeve  R.  E.   Knight,   J.  A. Catherwood, M. L. A.; E. Osborne, Rev. C. McDiarmid, YV. T.  Abbott, C. J. Ward, J. A. Bate3, R.  P. King, W. J. Manson, E. Bush, J.  B. Millar, Harvey Wren, Thos.  Thompson.  Mt:  Lehman���������J. A. Morrison.  Nicomen���������H.. Allietor   Thompson,  Harvey Johnston.  tf������  MT. LEHMAN  Sunkist Oranges - at.'40c, 50c,  60c. and 70c.'a dozen  Only-difference is the size. ' They are   all   good and  sweet and juicy.  We have Grapefruit too at, 3 for  -25<?  .   We close every evening at G:30 .except  Wednesdays,  and Saturdays.' -f   ���������  ALBERT LEE,  Baker and Grocer  NSURANCE  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money (o Lotui on Good Farm Mortgages  Today is tomorrow    you'   worried  about   yesterday.-  ANNOUNCEMENT    ������������������  We wish to announce that Dr.  Charles Pritts, Graduate. Optometrist  will be at Hendrickson Bros. Jewelry Store. Sumas, Wn., every day owing to his Increase in business there.  Eyes scientifically examined. Glasses  of all kinds properly fitted, also  broken lenses duplicatPd. Examination   free.   Satisfaction  guaranteed.  Will "Citizen" who claims to be an  old-timer send his name in to this  paper, not necessarily for publication, but as a matter of good faith.  The letter contains many good ideas  that will appeal to any old-timer and  should be good advice to the newcomer. The letter will be published  if this condition is complied with.  joyayble time was spent by all.  On the occasion of his birthday,  Mr. It.. Weir was host at a very enjoyable party at his home on Wednesday evening. Cards were played  and later a very dainty repast was  served.  Mrs. E. A. Barrett is visiting in  Victoria and other coast cities.  Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Bundy. who  were recently married in Glasgow,  are the guests of Mrs. Bundy's sister,   Mrs.   James   Downie.  The meeting of the Mt. Lehman  Potato Growers' Association held  Tuesday, Feb. 13, was fairly well  attended. . Mr. Owen presided and  introduced the speaker, Mr. Tice.  Mr. Tice spoke on the- need of efficiency in producing the crop and the  necessity of obtaining a good market. In connection with the first  point the speaker emphasized the  use of the speaker emphasized the  use of the best seed as the main factor in having a good potato crop. He  spoke also of the common potato  diseases and their prevention. In  regard to markets Mr. Tice dwelt  upon the benefit of co-operation and  advertising. At the close the meeting cordially thanked Mr. Tice for  the interesting and instructive address he had given. This association  will meet in the near future to  promote their organization work and  transact other business.  A moist enjoyable time was spent  by all who attended the W. I. Valentine whist drive and dance on February 9, the Orange Hall being  prettily decorated with red and  white. For those who liked dancing Morgan's orchestra from Abbotsford; "supplied splendid music,  and''-Mr. S. Harvey proved an efficient floor manager. In the upper  hall tables were arranged for-whist  and were in charge of Miss Bell  arid Mr. Carr. First prize for ladies  ���������a crocheted -boudoir cap, given  by Mjss Bell���������-was won by Miss  Tracy, Peardonvillo; Mr. I. McTavish  repeated his last year's success by  carrying off first prize���������an Ever-  sharp pencil, "i -Consolation awards  were given to Mrs. Ferguson and  Master D. Atkinson. About midnight refreshments were served by  the members of 'tho Instituto under  the able convenorshlp of Mrs. L.  Coghlan arid Mrs. R. Owen. So enjoyable was the dance that the orchestra was prevailed upon to play  an extra half hour. The committee  In charge of the entertainment was  Miss Forrester, convenor, Mrs.  Tucker and Miss'Bell. To the doorkeepers. Messrs. McDonald, Tucker  arid S. Nicholson���������and to all who  assisted the Institute extend their  thanks.  At the initial meeting the committee in charge decided to hold the  anniversary services of the Mt. Leh-  nfan Presbyterian church on Sunday, March 25. A congregational  entertainment and social will be held  the evening  following.  The Y. P. S. will not hold theh  regular meeting on February 21,  owing to the Presbyterian S. S. con-  that you can't get better value or satisfaction anywhere than this Store guarantees.  "THE STORE OF SATISFACTION"  Fresh Vegetables of all kinds for sale.  { SERVICE, QUALITY and PRICE  WE DELIVER THE GOODS FREE OF CHARGE  Phone 55 Phone 55  cert being set for Feb.  21.  The fall of sleet following the  northeast gale made it very difficult  for the farmers to get their milk to  the -B.c!e.R. station. Tn order for  the first team to get through men  had to. go ahead and break the  crust.  The members of the local Orange  Lodge are planning to hold a dance  on March 16..  The many friends of Mrs. Roy  Lehman, are glad to hear that she is  progressing as favorably as possible  after a serious operation. ' Mrs.  Lehmn is a patient, in the Vancouver  General Hospital.  Mrs. Jas. Dennison, Abbotsford,  is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Albert  Israel. '������������������:,' v;  Mr. and Mrs. D. Nicholson have  returned "from a visit to Mr. and  Mrs'. "A.  Nicholson of Murray ville.  COMING   EVENTS  Feb.   23  and   24.���������Special    show  at  Theatre   (Manslaughter).  Feb,  26.���������Annual    meeting of    the  M.-S.-A.   Hospital.  Feb. 28���������Ladies' Aid Pancake Social  (Mrs.   McMeney's  homo).  March 2    and 3.-���������Special    show    at  Theatre   (Sailor Made Man).  March   !).���������Agricultural   Association  dance- (Theatre).  March. 12���������Presbyterian Church Anniversary    social    and    lecture in  Church. v  March  16 uruT 17.���������Special show at  Theatre   (Blood  and   Sand).  March  23.���������Bank  staff's dance    foi  hospital in Theatre.  March*'3() and 31.���������Special show    at  Theatre   (The    Valley    of    Silent  Men).  Morn than 1200 blind men have  already been established in trades  and professions through the medium  of St. D'unstan's.  MANY ATTEND     FUNERAL  HUNTINGDON, Feb. 19.���������A large  gathering of residents attended the  funeral services of Mr. E. F. W.  Lunn at the \Huntingdon undertaking parlors on Saturday afternoon.  The body was afterwards ta'.v.en by  B. C. E. Ry. to St.- Nicholas for Interment in the Hazlewood cemetery,  the Rev. A. Harding Priest officiating. Mr. Lunn was a well known  farmer in the district, coming from  Hampshire some ten years ago. With  an agreeable voice and genial' nature  ho was a popular participant in lo al  concerts' and social events, and had  made a wide circle of friends in the  country. His death came suddenly  at the beginning of the blizzard whon  he was stricken with double pneumonia. Mrs. Lunn and their only  daughter are in the Sumas Hospital,  each recovering from a serious attack  of influenza, and the symypathy oc  their friends is both widespread and  deep.  ENGLAND SNAPS UP  APPLES FROM B. C.  LONDON, Feb. 1.9.���������Particular  Interest was shown In the arrival at  Hull of a large shipment of British  Columbia apples, this being the first  shipment of apples from the Pacific  Coast to the port. The fruit was  in first-class condition and attracted  a big gathering of buyers when It  was put up at auction.  Mull is rapidly establishing a first-  class position in the fruit trade. It  is tho main distributing centre for  Yorkshire and the Northern Midlands and for a re-export to the continent.  In England forty thousand acre3  are devoted to hops. The open air  dancing craze is evidently spreading.  n  4  '    6  (1  V'J  11  The great  flood  was supposed  to  have occurred about 2348 B. C.  HfePHrtfaial  immMiinMM<m������M.m������  mwiMfr

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