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 K.S  fl  ,!1Bim^fp������g������i|lfj������������������3������M������'''"'""-������ '���������������"J^~"^t������"������������nam������������'������������"'  ���������������  With which is incorporated "The-Hiinting don Star"  Vol.  XX., NO. 11  ABEOTSFORD, B, C.   FRIDAY, JULY 23,    1920..  ���������a'ywjtV'iiiC' o  $1.00 per Year  Matsqui Dyke  Mailing  a  *reaks Tuesday  -���������������  lircak nearly forty 'foot  wideband between seven ami .eight  feet. cloc?p. through the JMutsnui dyko  (he mighty Feasor, .swollen with the  torrents pouring from tho melting  snows of tho interior, tried its host  on Tucsdav morning to destroy' some  10.000 acres of the most productive  ���������hind in tho country, but. so far failed  in its .efforts although the,call was  close.  At l������::'0 Harry. MoTaggarf, who  lives in the vicinity of tho break was  rounding up his cattle, and noticed  nothing unusual with the dyke, al--  though the water was extremely high  Later Miss Maggie Forr and Mist;  Gladys Smith, two berry pickers going to work on Carl Wells' ranch  ' saw the break with flic watefcpouring  in and immediately gave the alarm.  Mr. Wells notified Dyke Foreman Ole  Soronso'n and also pumps No. 1 and  No. 2 and hurry up calls wore .soiit  all over the surrounding country. Had  it not been for the prompt action of  the two young ladies in notifying Mr.  Wells, the result would have' been indeed disastrous.  Shortly after.a largo-gaug,,of._men.  were oh the scene working waist deep  in the water, felled trees V-shapcd in  ' front of the break. Two thousand  sacks were secured from the-King-  Beach Mfg. Co., and this together  with what was on Matsqui Prairie  were filled with earth from adjoining raspberry patches to fill the break  A column of water 3 2 feet wide and  from 7 to 8 feet deep was rushing  ���������madly through the dyke in spite of  the efforts of-some 4 00 to 500 farmers, brickmakers, Hindus and Chinamen, who had been hastily, summoned  to join in the desperate fight to stem  the torrent. 1-Jon. E.   D. Barrow  who was in Mission City at the time  the dyke broke���������9 a.m.���������was one of  the first to hurry to the scene and he  passed sandbags for hours without a  rest.  A further supply of 45,000 sandbags was ordered from Vancouver,  but, from noon, although these bags  filled with sand were going into the  gap at the rate of 3,000 to the hour  there was not a very appreciable difference in the situation by 7 p.m.  Harry calls were sent to W. H. Elson  ���������superintendent of the B. C. E. R. for  15 0 men from Vancouver to relieve  those who had been working all da>  and woro absolutely played out. The  men arrived late in the evening. A  big requisition was also made for-  Jlaro lights and lanterns were collected from all tho farm houses 'around  the country. Work continued and  late in the evening word was ��������� passed  along'that the break had been sealed  but more or less trouble has-been experienced duriug Wednesday..  On Tuesday night the scene was  impressive. Flares' and lanterns  from every available source" in the  district, lit up the big gangs of men  and the flood they strove to dam;  the women of the district hurriedly  moved hither and thither.,'carrying  refreshments to the men; it is safe to  say that very few residents -in the  Matsqui Prairie area went to bed.  The first Workers attempted to  dam the break, to fill in the break,  in fact. 'But that was impossible,  even with hundreds of workers. A  wall of water thirty-five feet wide  and about eight feet deep can't be  slopped by sandbags.      Then the plan  The break in tho dyke is near  Page's landing, about (wo .miles, up  the river from Mission bridge. Tho  only, explanation that, can, bo given is  that the dyko was built on quick sand  .which  is only- quick sand  when  wet.  Every available motor car and lorry in tho district was requisitioned to  '"carry the men lo the work. There was  some difficulty in feeding so big a  crowd.  Ths .Matsqui dyke was built to  withstand the highest waters of the  Fraser, and is four to live feet above  the height attained in 189-1, which is  the. highest, in the memory 'of,Fraser  Valley settlers. The dyke has been  kept in repair, said Mr. Barrow, and  the locality where the break occurred  could not have been foreseen, even  with, careful patrolling. The Matsqui dyke requires careful inspection,  he said, and had the break boon discovered at an earlier hour steps could  have been taken immediately to check  the river current.  The last high" floods of the Eraser  when considerable damage ensued,  occurred in 19 03 and previous to that  18 94, a date from when Hood history-  is counted in the valley. This year  the waters rose to 21 foot 11 inches.  This morning the water shows a fall  of four inches and is now gradually  falling. ''' \   -  C.  SUMNEH,  THE   PATiiFINDEIt  wgagafe  Mr. Charlie Sumner is starting a  little town at Vye and has purchased  some,laud and has already begun to  build a store. Today as our r -porter  passed, in his limousine, Charlie was  here with'- his coa  PERSONALS  k rue.';! (; 1 u.'S11;%r was homo fro-v.  Vancouver over the  week  end.  'i'div and Mrs. Webster ;ii:d family  have returned from' a boliday at  Whit or.'Hock.  The many- friends of Miss Jackson  of Mission will be ploas-jd fo learn  that she is progressing favorably, af-  t'iir underging a- serious operation in  the Vancouver General Hospital.  Mr. McMenenr. and Mr. Woolgar  of Abbotsford and Mr. and Mm.  Thompson- of Murrayville spent Sunday at White Rock.  The Misses Steede have returned  from a visit to Vancouver.  Miss Mabel Johnson of Vancouver  is  Ihe  guest,of  Miss  Mabel   Nelson,  Mr,'and Mrs. A. M. King and Miss  Irene King, have been the. holiday  guests of Mr. and Mrs. l-l. Alanson at  Crescent Ileuch.  Mr. F. W. Johnson of the Abbotsford Garage will be home the early  part of. next week, ready for work a-  guin.  Mr, and Mrs. .1. R. Wright havo  returned from a holiday at White  Rock.  Mrs.   Cordon   Allen   and   her   two  BELLS BASPBFKKY I*ATOM  FOR   HANDSOME  I'IGUiU':  It is reported that Mr. J. Brown of  Huntingdon has sold his nine acres  all in raspberries for the handsome  figure of -SI 1,000 cash, ho to keep  this year's crop, which is estimated  at about  $8,000.  This is setting the price for the  berry land in this- part ,of the dis-.  trier, and shows what can be accomplished. It ,is under stood that the  buyers are cannery representatives of  the coast.   ,  This week six acres were sold at^  Hp.tzic for $6000, no buildings being  on it.  Berry land is better than oil shares  apparently.  IN  FAVOK OF A 1 OUND  off and his .slo-jves-'children,   of   Nehson,   are   visiting   at  rolled up to bis, oars bossing a gang   (|K1 home of Mrs. Allen's brother, Mr.  or  men.   who   were- rushing  Ihe  first,   j. R. Wright, Abbotsford.  'block or-;-T:ho new town of Vye.    Ai- f     Mrs.   E.  A.   Ryall  s.m\   Muriel  Mc-  r'cady a blacksmith is to locate right j Galium   spent   last   week   at   Mission  along side tho now store: and Mr. ,1. j cjiy,   the   guests  of'Mrs.   F.   McCa.l-  TJatos, of the Customs department at ' illin.  " | n.unfintrdon,:;has^purchased'. tbu^op- j     Mr. and   Mrs.  S.   Bacon  and  little^  posiba corner and "intends shortly' to !daughter of Saskatoon,    Sask.,    have-  MR BARROW VISITS ABBOTSFORD  jtart building.  The new town,'-which is situated at  the corner of the Chilliwack road '<u\(\  ��������� By special invitation of the Board , C. Street, which leads into  Hunting-  of Trade E. D. Barrow. M. L. A., was idon, is  ambitious  to  have its  paved  ..   ..-.r.-.4....  .-���������   ������M-t-r������-J   "   h.t���������,.,i.,,.    streets,  water system     and    electric  light, and later on Charlie says he  hopes to ssiek incorporation under the  new  provincial  law.  Charlie is some booster when he  starts. ��������� The Post remembers how in  the years gone'by he used to boost  Abbotsford and the town nover had  better boosting, but eventualy the real  crash of 19 12 came along and ho  sold out his business. Since' that time  he has started several businesses all  of which are running today.  Now he has staked his faith in Vye  and he says, "Watch Vye Grow."  a visitor,-in Abbotsford on Monday,  and was conducted to the main places  of interest by a delegation consisting  of Mr. A. McCallum, N. Hill, J.  Brydges, H. Har/rop and Capt. F. J.  R. Whitchelo. Mr. Barrow showed a  decided interest in Abbotsford and  gave his hearty sympathy and support in the numerous progressive  movements placed before him b,y the  Board. He noted with keen pleasure-  the signs of progress that the town  is making, and expressed regret that  owing to his numerous duties as a  minister of the crown he could not  oftener pay similar visits to Abbotsford.  MATH ICULATION  EXAMS  Matsqui Centre  Matsqui High School, junior ma-  triclation; maximum marks 1000���������-  Wililam H.-Gurney 60 5; Elizabeth  M. Bates 634. ^  Granted ��������� supplemental examinations, 3.  ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS  MATSQUr  CENTRE  Matsqui  Miriam Behrner 757/ Emma Lancaster 695;   Eva Carlson 611.  *  Mt. Lehman  Harold Bates C4 4;    Eunice    Bates  596; Agnes. MaePhail, 506.  Kulgediilo  Mabel   H".   Beharrcl   OSS;      Maude  E.    Beharrel, 655; Marjorie J. Over-  stall 645.  WlI.iL FIX THJ*" MISSION  KOCKCItUSHKK  The proprietors of the Abbotsford  Garage have the contract of fixing the  Mission -rockcrusher, which was purchased last spring very cheaply. This  will necessitate Mr. Johnson the mechanic, locating at Mt. Mary Ann for  several weeks so as to be.- right on the  job.    All   roads   lead   to   Abbotsford.  STENT A PLEASANT EVENING  A nolly party of friends visited the  Wier residence on Monday night and  sprung a real surprise on tlie family  Tho guests who numbered over -10  very much enjoyed tho evening which  was spent in games. Considerable interest was manifest by those present  in the war curios brought from' India  by Claude Weir.  O.W.V.A.  SUCCESSFV 5,    I' V EM NO  MATSQUI FLOWER SHOW  All entries for the Flower Show on  T$r%������������������������r,*���������������L:rj"to-.... ���������������.. or a,*.*. ������������������.,*......������  trying  the   impossible,  two I hands  of  the  secretary  by  Monday,  A very social evening was given by  the W. A. of the G. W. V. A. on 'Friday evening last in  tho club rooms.  A  kitchen  party will  be given  at   Capt. F. J. R. Whitchelo presided and    J gave a short address alter which the  ' following .programme was much enjoyed: Miss McCallum, -piano'.'solo:  two popular songs, by Mr. J. Dowuie,  and also some very good stories were  told by the blind hero. Mrs. Teng  pleased all in two vocal selections as  did our popular singer T. Barrett. Mrs  Barton recited "The Inventor's Wife"  A flower guessing contest was won by  Miss M. Johnson of Vancouver and  A. G. Andrews. After a light lunch  dancing was enjoyed. The sum of  $!S.50   was .'taken   in.  Miss Florence McPhee oT the nursing staff of th-.': Royal Columbian hoi-  jpital. New Westminster, was a visitor  at her home here last Saturday.  tho home of Mrs. Sumner at 3 "p.m.  on Monday next when a returned man  will give an exhibition of aluminuin-  ware.     You are invited.  On July 30 a whist drive and a  dance will be given in the club rooms  of'tho G. -W. V. A.', by the Wr. A. of  the G. W.' V. A. "A good time is  promised.  Who stole the,lock?  a pretty fair idea ot  the-nasty trick.  The loser has  who   is  doing  Mrs. Cray has returned from a visit  to the prairies."  stoad   ot  side  dams   were started   across     the  slough,   and   today   that   the   gap ' is  August 2nd.  V.   A.  and  will  ain      all those  sealed, it shows  rect method.  that it was  the cor-  I     Today is the tomorrow you worried  about yesterday.���������Exchange.  The W. A. of the G. W. V. A. are  starting a social afternoon in the club  rooms of the G. W.  endeavor to onfei  who call Saturday afternoon any lime  between 3 to 0 p.m. Refreshments  are being served for which a small  charge will be made.  conic fo Abbotsford to reside. Mrs.  Bacon, who is a first class dressmaker is opening up a dressmaking shop  here.  The logging camps of the Abbotsford Timber and Trading Co., closed  down on account of tlve mosquitoes  which are numerous and make if impossible to carry on work in the  woods.  Mrs. Ina Fraser left on Monday for  Vancouver where she will enjoy a  two weeks'- holiday1.'  Mrs. Knowles is again home after  a pleasant trip.  The committee in charge of securing signatures in favor' of a pound  district for Abbotsford have met with  considerable success. Out of seventy-  seven legal voters in. the village over  fifty are hi favor of a pound. When  this is enforced if -will put an end  lo the inconvenience caused by straying cattle and the residents will probably secure more sleep when tho  clang of numerous cowbells has ceased.  Miss Helen McCallum is enjoying a,  (wo weeks' vacation which ' will be.  spent in. coast cities .and  Mission.       \  Mr.   Johnnie-'   Eraser   has   returned'  from an-extended   trip    to    northern  ports and spent the week end at his,  home here.        ���������        ���������  '"Mrs. M. Frifsor who has spent several months in Seattle, Wash., returned home this week.  Rev. Win. Robertson attended a  special meeting of the Fcsbytery in  Vancouver on  Monday and Tuesday.  The Ladies! Aid spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the home of Mrs  Wm. Roberts on' Wednesday. It was  decided to not hold the raspberry  social as had been planned, as the  mosquitoes are so numerous. Dainty  refreshments were served by-the hostess.  SEE the Men's Hard Wearing, Solid Leather Boots at ' $4-95  Ladies' Box Calf Bals, values up to  $8.50 for $4,95  Boys' School Boots, Solid Wearers     -  Sizes 1 to 5 for $3,95  Special Price placed on every pair of Shoes  in the Stove. * ���������  For Strictly Fresh Groceries at MONEY-  SAVING PRICES visit our . Grocery Department.  BUTTE RICK PATTERNS for AUGUST  B.   C.   Phone,   I  Fanners'   Phone   !')07  mmSmmmsm ���������c- i.ij'u  v ,*������������������,,  *"tJ n-z.*^*?*r'  >���������  ���������/���������'- .j  Page t Wo  ERASER VALLEY RECORD  - THE ABBOTSFORD POST   '      '  Published Every .Friday  Member of the Canadian Weekl y    Newspapers'-    Association.  j. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  =Li  JULY  2,'J,   IIJ20.  The Eraser Valley is coming 111 lor  the wrong kind of advertising at tho  present time���������tho Hoods ofthc past  woek not being any too good a recommend for considerable of the area  of this part of the Fraser Valley'.  It would seem that it is about time  "to finaly decide as to whether it is  possible for the low areas of tho Eraser Valley are worth saving, or not.  There is no question about, the fertility of the soil and what it would  produce if-properly dyked .so that no  danger would be experienced from  flooding unless the water" became abnormally high���������higher than    it    lias  ��������� been before in the history of what wc  know about high waters in the Fraser  Valley���������dating back some sixty years  or more. Ii these lands cannot be  successfully dyked owing to formation of the soil it is time that the  government' and the people should  know; if these lands cannot be suc-  eessfu'y d\kpc' owing to the,changing  ������.f the course of the Fraser at its own  swi-et   will, then  too  it  is time  that  ' land owiwars knew all about it They  could then go .elsewhere and confine  their efforts to soil that would be absolutely safe to live upon for themselves and their families, even if it  were not so fertile. It is the doubt  of future that has .prevented these  farmers from making a greater sue-  ces of farming, and it is sure that  with such conditions as has prevailed  if a farmer can make good living, he  ���������would be sure of remuneration elsewhere for his toil.  It  would  appear  that  there  is  a-  bout as much politics as water in connection with the dealing of the area  that, requires to be dyked.    When a  question of what the other side will  do changes the views and actions of  what their opponents will do, then it  is getting to be the wrong method of  dealing with the   people's    interests.  Just before the last election it is reported that a representative    of    the  fanners waited upon the government  to see what was the premier's opinion about dyking; shortly    after    the  candidate promised to do    what    the  other fellow promised, so he    would  get elected.    It put him on an equal  basis with the then premier.  If this  be true it is a rotten state of affairs  and  intended  to pull  the wool over  the the elector and the property owner.    What should be done    is    only  that which will save these low lands  to the present property owners    and  this should be gone about in a proper  way.  The other political feature about if  Is that the provincial goernment does  not seem to be in touch���������not the  right touch���������with the Ottawa government. One is Liberal and the other  is Conservative. Hers no doubt, there  is considerable politics.  The day for political trickery is at  an end���������we hope so-���������and it is expected that our fovernmontV will treat  tho people fair. At least that is the  people's wish as we interpe-t it today  Men no longer wink at some smart  trick that has been done by a government to the detriment of the men in  tho opposite shade of politics. The  question today is more along the lines  of a fair and square d:al, and because this is not given accounts for  the apeparanee of the Farmer and Labor element in our politics today���������  the Injured parties are rebelling and  want their share of justice.  Let us eschew, politics and give the  Nicomen Island farmer and ethers in  the low lying lands a fair shake, and  if everyone would guarantee to vote  only along these lines there would be  protection coming shortly.  easy    money.  , himself    the  filar  was after .some.  J !���������? might have saved  trouble, as money is never kept in' the  safe, this receptacle being kept only  for the purpose of. safe-guarding the  books and records in case of tire.  "We wouldn't have cared so much  if tho burglar had only brought' his  own tools, imf he didn't. , He had the  nerve to use ours( as ovjdcncod by  the hacksaw, hammer, a couple of  screw-drivers and - other tools being  found on the door in front of the  safe."  Yes, he must, have been an amateur  or he would have gone to Rev.el-  stoke, but hiked to Salmon Arm or  Ashcroft.  Wm, Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist. ,  211 years among- the Stockmen of  the Fra,ser Valley. .Am familar  with the different breeds o'f live  stcrck and their values.  Address all communications to  BOx 34 Chilliwack, B. 0'  frffii:T&mih:i<Mi:fltiimnmnraw)t'^^  " J. H. JONES "  Funeral  Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  COAST-TO-COAST DASH  Toronto, July J 5.���������A coast to coast  dash, unusual in the history of automobile runs is announced by Willys-  Overland Limited, of Toronto A stock  Overland car, the same model that is  made in this city, will leave New  York at midnight on Jul|y IS for San-  Francisco.  This run will bo made by a relay of  drivers���������men who have never before  sat at the wheel of this car. The  drivers will be furnished by Willys-  Overland distributors. .Each driver  will pilot the car .through the territory covered by this distributor.  The purpose1 of the relay race is to  establish the economy and stamina  of fh's car, in particular, and the  general desirability of the light car  .iot only for the tangleu traffic of the  city but for cross-country touring.  With that end in view, the test-has  been removed as far as possible from  the staged cross country test  J'hero will be no expert drivers to quotations  take the car through the entire run  from New York to San Francisco extracting mileage from gasoline that  only an expert knows how to get.  The mileage obtained from the fuel  will be that which the average, ordinary driver can obtain and the run will  start at midnight of July 18th regard-  loss of  weather or other conditions.  Every possible condition of weather, of climate, of roads, mud, sand,  Mills, moutain passes, should be encountered on this seven day drive.  The i".crson who likes promptness in telephone service  will appreciate your effort if when you answer the tele ���������  phone you give the name of the firm. If you are answering in a department, give the name of the department  The person wlil nothavcto ask who iss peakiiig, if that is  done. .Besides facilitating service, it is a courtesy that is  at once aprcciated.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  THE WEEK  IN  CALGARY  Most of the,woek your M. C. has  been on a flying visit to D. C. We  found that the late season was responsible    for    a rapid    ending    of  shipments of strawberries. The  .Dominion Inspector, Mr. T. Bain,  wisely- decided to advise keeping the  last car that was intended for'the  prairies at home. Roughly speaking  only one-half, of the expected shipping berries rolled. Prices have  ruled- high and the market for good  berries has been bare.  We notice a few slack crates coming,in and others badly streaked with  green berries. Gordon Head Straws  are now off the market and Haneys  are about over. The first car of  Rasps will roll from I-Iatzic about  Friday next. L. C. L.' shipments are  coming rapidly now.  A trial L: C. L. shipment of"Oregon Rasps anl Loganberries was re:  ceived in very bad shape, and were refused by the trade.  The potato market is unsteady ow-  per lb. offerings, but have no confirmation.  ��������� The weather hero is warn-: Ii. ('.  berries are sfiff.ening in pri.-e. Uiugs  and Lamberts advancing 2',>i; during  (he week. No change in hay prices  ���������very   little  offering.  Eggs arc advancing in price, this  week's quotations being $ I.'1.50 per  case. Creamery butter ..same as last-  week. Dairy butter has advanced  fo 4 2C and -l.'l;* per lb. Sugar seems  plentiful and little preserving is being done, chiefly due to its high  price.  B. C. Hothouse Tomatoes are coming in considerable volume, but prices  same as last week. Good supply of  vegetables from B. C. on this market  Following are the Calgary wholesale prices���������  Cherries, Sour Red, per crate $2  to $2.50; Royal Amies $3.00 to $3.75  Bings and Lamberts $4.00 to $t<L50;  Strawberries per crate $6.00 to $0.50  Raspberries, per crate $6.50 to $7.00  Gooseberries, per carte $2.00  to $7;  For   a Good SmoI:cTry>;  B.C. & Old Sport  B.   C  CIGARS  CIGAR    FACTORY  WILBERG   a  WOLZ,  V<OWn  ***"~"i nriiiimn  "T������ ������������������MKttaw������V3t1WWiHWIIKl US t������fcVj������ Jj  X. MORRISON  DENTIST   .  WILSON    BLOCK  Phone  7,'H);5  MISSION   CITY  nin-|ing to the uncertainty of Vancouver | Rhubarb,  local, per lb.,  GcJ;   Cantal  have  California, pear box $5.75, Peaches  California per case <$3.00; Plums.  Gal., per case, $4.00 to $4.50; Pears  Cal., per case, $4.00 to $4.50; Water-  cmlons per lb. 16.  Ncwc  GROWERS   MUST   CO-OPERATE  OK  SUFFER  "We have been wondering" says  the editor of the Revelstoke Review,  "since Saturday what ever possessed  some mateur burglar to enter the Review office! Late on Saturday night  or in the early hours of Sunday morning, our sanctum was entered, and  the safe put out of commission. This  ��������� We are receiving many inquiries  :'rom a market from individual shippers. Most of them originate in districts that have excellently managed  ;o-operative shipping organizations.  We fail fo see what good a list of  prairie grocers would do them, as  most of them would refuse to buy  stuff at a set price that they have no  :hance of seeing, especialy from a  shipper they do not know.  W.e have too much on hand dur-  ���������ng the shipping season to attend to  .hese requests, it would take a small  army to do it. The general com-  olaint is that independent buyers are  aot offering tempting prices this year  and. we can add that advance- buying  '{;>' piairie jobbers has not been a pay  ing investment for some time. Growers nursf co-operate or take the inevit  ah 1.9 consequences of going alone.  Jobbers and independent buyers do  aot run their organizations solely for  die purpose of encouraging the fruit  -ndustry in British Columbia���������they  look after their own interests, and  B. C. producers must do the same.  Wc can assist an unorganized district to secure a limited market  where we can supervise the produce  .ind the price paid for it, bejyond that  we can do little for individuals.  The trade want car lots' Brokers  will handle car lots of standard grade  goods at competitive quotations. They  cannot dabble in small spasmodic  shipments. These are handled on  consignment only by concerns who  specialize in small shipments. We can  give growers a list of them.  HA MOV    BERRIES    IN    WINNIPEG  A oar of Haney strawberries arrived today, July 14, a "largo percentage  being green. They are unsaleable  and it is a great pity to have such  berries sent forward.  B.C. Goosberries are selling very  slowly particularly in 6 qt. baskets.  A few Black and Red Currants also  siwect   Cherries   are   arriving   by   ox-  , press.     Imported   Apples   are     very  points at once to the would-be bur- 'poor.  Canada Is crowing over the exploits of a nev'. Canadian Pacific  Ocean Services' liner, the Empress  of Franco. i  The Duke of Devonshire promised  Sir Auckland Geddes, by cable, that  he would'preside at a dinner given  to the new British Arabasspt'or at  Washington by the Canadian Club at  the PrincVs Restaurant, 'Picadilly,  London, hasland. Tlu specific purpose of the. Duke's visit, however,  was to iftnd the 'wedding of his  daug-htei, .ady Dorothy .Cr.vendish,  *?, Capta.a .iarold MacMilian,  He was to sail on the Empress of  France. Things looked bad at the  start when the boat's schedule read  "Sailing from St. John, N. B., March  13th." The 13 was a hoodoo right  enough because a terrible gale set in  with such fury that it was deemed  advisable 10 delay the sailing  twenty-four hours.  Capt, Cook, the commander, consulted by the Duke, gave a solemn  promise. "Your Excellency will be in  Liverpool at the appointed time on  the stroke of the,clock���������if the ship's  engines   can   manage   it."     Otcam  so    popular,  A   spirit   oi  were never  Stokers were heroes,  adventure tightened the nerves of  all on board. The Duke kepi Ma  date.  Just as an after-Oought, the  Hoodoo of the 13 tried to break the  Duke's promise by hanging a dense  fog over the Mersey, but by cautious navigation-Capt. Cook brought  his great vessel to anchor opposite  tlie Prince's Landing Si age at Liverpool at six o'clock on the morning.  of March 22nd, the date and houi  scheduled  f:r  U;j  ai'iiv..".  : i\  in  J  f ���������������  ''i '3 bt.  Thursday, July 22nd,11920.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  .���������r   *���������.*��������� -  PAGE THRIVE  ; 6  \)\  in  ;'  '!  I"  M  r  l v.  SJOIiI) ANiVl'AL .UKfOTSA't;  Vancouver-���������Fift v   members of the  'fit a IT  of   the  Vancouver     lUiliiii;  &  Grain 'Company, Limited, comprising  executivf-s, 'branch and agency inem-  bors and special salesmen attended  the Fifth'Annual "Circle V" Convention hero on Friday and Saturday,  July I Ufli and 17|h." 'flic' convention  proper and dance, wore hold at the  Hotel Vancouver-on Friday. Saturday  was devoted fo a picnic, lo which ail  employees and 'friends wore in-vifed.  A boat trip l.o Indian River,' luncheon  at Wigwam Inn,' sports,in tho afternoon, supper and, dance, The event  was conceded to be the most profitable and pleasurable* so far held.  The convention was opoti.ed al !)  a. in. in Hole! Vancouver by "the ad-  dross of welcome from President J.  K. Hall, L..A, Walker, superintendent  of agencies, 'followed with a review  of the operations of I lie company  during ih'.' past year iu which ho announced Ihe now policy of sales bon-  uses. Short and pithy addresses on  the Viiious subjects were given ��������� during the morning session by specialists  in each line as follows; "Co-operation  of the Grain UVI'arlocls" by W. Lloyd  Craig, branch manager from Calgary;  ' Cost Accounting" by A. D. Oubridge.  "Co-operation with, the Retailer", by  George H. Ifougham, provincial sec.  R, M. A, of Canada; "Transportation" by \V. 10. Gray, trnllie superintendent; "The Manufacture of Flour"  J. E. Hill. A competition, on "Handling Telephone Customers" by Messrs  ] ieldhousio, Fleming, Foreman, Clith-  oroe, Hood and Jeffrey, concluded  the morning session.  Robert McKoo, director of the company opened tho luncheon session  with a paper on "The, Future of Vancouver ay a Grain Port" and was followed by .1. H. I hi i ley who spoke on  "Developing of Agency Business": A.  Ii. SI nil hers an "Th.: Practical Application of Character Aim lysis" with  (ioinonst ration ; John Cowan on '.'Cre  dits";   W, C.  JoiTiv  on  he  v-  a I no  of Advertising"; A. C. Foreman on,  "Co-openi(ion vs. Discord". Following these addresses was a general'  discussion .of suggefion for the improvement of laisiuoss'and the awarding of prizes for (ho mewl, satisfactory  condition    of    book   'accounts,    the  jjvlyei; of which wcr-, lie1!";'!. AlcKo.  director: L.'A. Walker,, stiiieriiifciul-  ent'of hivuicho:;. and John Cowan,  i-ec.-t reasurer. . . '      ,  Dinner ��������� was served in ..Ihe Itlue  iiooni at (!.''l) p.ii}., alter which president. Hull gave an address, "Oriental  Observation". Toasts wore fis follow;:  '."PhV King" .1. F. Mall; "The Company" ;J. II., Fiekilioiuio and 'Robert  ;\lctvi:e; "Cur Visitors" W! V.' Sto-  k.oo and 0. Ii. Flcmniing. Following  I ho dinner there was ah- informal  dance, in ���������the Oval Room. '  ' West Vancouver Furry Ileal. No. b  was chartered for the picnic and carried nearly 200 members'of the convention, employees ami friends fo  Wig'.-am Inn where lunch was'followed by sports and dancing. After  suppo", fh(> return trip was made and  livened   by   music     and     impromptu  '.-qiCCC ll OS.       Alt   U.i.ijilG "i Oil'i ii t'O   oi~(>.e  event, wits' the oilicial ��������� programme  pridied in colors ami covered in linen  cut lo (he shape-of a (lour sack and  printed in roplncu of the well known  container of Itoyal Standaru Flour.  MtUT  (UtMtVINO  TIWTS  Arrangements have ��������� been, in;u,le.  with olliciiiks of (ho Doiiiiiiion Ijlxprc.sw  Company lo load ;i brlno tank car  wilb Rasps under, refrigeration and  i'l.so send l.c.l.' shipments on same  tr:iin,in the now Most Door Line Car  without ice. This test, will be watched with interest by the trade in Calvary and, Fdmonfon where if is-belt/  I'V some I bill, ico for that distance is  of little value to prolong the keeping  of the fruit.  ��������� The express com pa my- and, tho Canadian government are to be commended on tlK.'se experiments.'  Til'l!" ELCSIVF, SUGAR  SINCE {j 1870  ft  1TJFL SAA'J'D.BV GRAV-ROKT  This elusive product has boon the  cause o.f much investigation by governments, lnaniii'acturcrs, fruit, grow  |ers and consumers for some time,  j     London.  Juno  fiili.���������Tho     London  ;Times reports largo consignments holing shipped from Great Britain 'lo the  United   States   these shipments   were  recently consigned to'   Britain     from  I ho West Indies.  The following from the Calgary  Herald, talc on from the Golden Age  Magazine: The Cuba Sugar Corporation, organized Dec. 31, ini.fr, is now  Som? men who are dying (o attract  attention don't until they do���������Judge  Economy  an  Outstanding Feature  "Advances in gasoline cost should  impress on motorists the need ' of  greater care, which means less waste,  asserts P. II,. Uoutledgc, the Gray-  Dorf agent,for Mission City and district. "Fuel consumption of cars  varies considerably. , Some engineers  have had fuel in mind in designing  cars and others have boon thinking  of saving in other ways, perhaps. But,  no matter how efficient the engine,  how far it will pull the car on a gallon, there generally, is a chance for  the driver to save by being observant.  "What at first may call for intimacy  with   everything  the  car  does  the largest producers of raw sugar in  the world. The companies'operating j until it reaches the stage of a task  prolils after taxes are deducted ar.ejE0011 win become a habit, unnoticed,  slightly   undo.;   $10,000,000   per   an-   )jut eff(J5ting a gmU saving_  "Economy of Gray-Dort cars has  been an outstanding feature since the  first crop. It results from the triple  heating method which converts gasoline into powerful gas and a double  exhaust system which quickly clears  the cylinders of dead gas, eliminating-  resistenco.  " "Under ordinary usage the Gray-  Dort has usually low fuel bills, but  when the owner is ever watchful the  record is quite a bit larger. In fact,  (bore are drivers who--surprise us  with their mileage, and they enjoy  their fun at a ��������� lower expense than  I ho other fellow, and that condition  always has an .appeal."  um, Equalling i>7i times the annual  interest requirements on tho Debenture Bonds we are now offering for investment, note'these bonds are 7 per  cent, note raw sugar was selling at  $6.;"Ri per 100 lbs. then.  IOxpert evidence given by a Cuban  planter shows that almost all the sugar sold to speculators and others was  sold at 6 1-2 cents per lb. only a fractional part of the big. Cuban crop was  sold at the higher prices that are ruling today.  Canada's Board of Commerce fixed  the price of sugar last iyear at less  than outside markets were paying for  if,-result: if went where the best price  was offered. (Evidence given at investigation  at Victoria.  B.  C.)  So much of our space devoted to  ���������sugar might look like a digression  from fruit marketing, wo foci (hat.  the sugar situation today controls the  marketing of fruit. Until sugar is  .again normal in price fruit growing  will be a risky business.' Wc want, to  see sugar prices regulated .consistent,  with flic world's market.���������1VLC. Bluu-  etin.  SPECULATION  Once upon a time a shrewd apple  buyer was credited with setting the  annual price of Western grown apples  He spent much of his time visiting  competitive districts and getting observant information after the June  drop, and when he was sure that all  known parasites were off the job he  would analyze the situation and announce the price of C; Grade apples  and all other grades adjusted themselves to the price of this grade.  Housewives Should Secure Their  Supplies of Berries Now.  The late, season and hot weather.is  proving disastrous to the berry crops  forcing them along so fast, that much  overlapping is taking place.  We suggest to prairie housewives  that they do not .delay .in securing  their supplies for jam making The  season will pass quickly for all varieties, and the late overripe berries  will be preserved in British Columbia  ��������� they, will not stand distant shipment.  Raspberry shipments will fall short  of first estimates for the'same reason  that only one-third of the strawberries expected actually were sent forward.  'What   did   I   say     when   I     was  This office spends public money in j fining out from underthe influence  investigation   along  the   lines   above |cf ether?"  mvestigaf.  mentioned with a view of advising  our growers and shippers on prices r  that would be safe (crop conditions,,  etc considered), to quote. This year  we have a new shock. We find prices  of B. C. apples quoted in Winnipeg  for 1020 delivery, before the growing-  season started, apparently made on  the bud prospects during winter. This  is "wild-catting" the fruit industry  and we intend fo protest against continuing this unsafe policy. -Crop conditions arc not what they were last  year, and no reliable concern can say  what this year's apples prices will be  yet. We do know that box material  and all packing requirements have  advanced, that labor will demand  more pay for their share of the work  and that the crop will be short of last  year. These things have some bearing on apple prices this year.  Prices  Paid  By Canncis  For  The California Berries  San Francisco. July 10th���������Cannors  are paying VO? l'or lb. for raspberries  MC for striiwborri.es and I3������ for lo-  gans. When berry prices slumped re-  '���������er.tl'y the caunerit'S in (he Wiitson-  villo disl ricl^ opened.  The crop of loganberries in the  Wafsonville district is reported, seriously damaged. ������������������ Frosts nipped the  loosom.s causing them to fall and the  result, according to some estimalos.  h thai throe-quarters of the crop has  iceir lost.  A    F ML LOW    FFFLIXG  A humane society secured a down  town show window'and fill.'.! it with  attractive pictures of wild animals  in their native haunts. A placard in  the middle of the exhibit read. "Vve  were skinned to provide women with  fashionable   furs."      "'.'������������������'  A man paused before the window  and his harassed expression for a  moment gave place to one of sym-  ptliy.. "I know just hoy you feel,  old tops," lie muttered. "So was I!"  'You  swore  terribly.  "I guess that    was    a good sign,  >h?"  "Your surgeon seemed to think  ;o. He said 'Wheel the old reprobate to his-room and bring in the  iiext victim.' "  A Canadian editor being asked if  he had ever seen a bald-headed woman replied: "No we never did. Nor  have we ever seen a woman waltzing  around town in her shirt sleeves, with  a" cigar between her teeth. We have  never seen a woman go a-fishing with  a bottle in her hip pocket, sit on the  ground all day, and then go home  drunk at night. Nor have we ever  seen a woman yank off her coat and  swear she could lick any other woman  in (.own. God bless her! She ain't  built that way."  The hotel, guest had taken a kindly interest in the bright faced bellboy  who answered his summons so  promptly.  "What is your name, my boy?" he  inquired.  "They calls me Billiard Cue," replied the youth. "Because I work  so much bofer wid a good tip."  C.  P.  R.   ISO WHO TO  AGKIiK.UI-'XT  Ii' J'S'DENNIS-OM-G  Chilli P    COMMISSIONER      OP  COLONISATION C DEVCLOBt r-0 ff NT  bW-R-MAc INNES *  " VCCe-PHES. IN CHARGE  OT TRftraC  -^3^1!*'"f"1"  A-D-M^STIEH  V1CE-PRES. EASTERW  LINES   ��������� .������,n.-, I    Mill   llimll      ���������!��������� TT   ������Hm   ���������    ill��������� ������������������ll������1 r 1~���������WlW  ���������"-nT""^'""*���������--*"���������  Ted: "Do you think that woman  ���������-lould hold the reins?"  Ned: "It's all right when you have  the girl out in the sleigh."  New Westminster. July 21.-���������A situation that ���������.threatened to develop in-  :i legal light between the C. P. R.  and the city of New Westminster was  straightened out this afternoon at a  meeting of the council at which Mr.  F. W. Peters was present. The C. P.R.  sometime ago tore up two crossings  over their line on Front street into  the Broder Canning ���������Company plant,  and after an argunrent the city replaced them. Yesterday the C. P. R.  gang tore them up again. When the  aldermen showed him an agreement  executed in 1895, of 'which he had  never heard, but which required the  railway to put in crossings to every  water lot. Mr. Peters promised to  have the crossings put back and the  incident ended.  BSSfSI --: ���������"*���������<��������� ; , ������*-n-.  WE ABBOTS#ti&f> POS% ABBOTStfOftb, B. &  THAN THE BIDI3F, PORK, VIDAL and other Fresh Meals  '    Purchased, from  WHITE & CARMICHAEL    . =  Successors to C.f.Suniiier  GIVE US A TRIAL FOR A MONTH AND BE CONVINCED  B.   C.   Phone   4 1..  Farmers' Phone 100 9  P. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil .Engineer  Koom   fl   Ifart   Block.   Clillllwiu-k  Hox   .J 2a, cnilXIWACK  ;ii  Abbotsford, B.C.  License  \o. H-VM2H  suacaaBtamyBor  R. McEWAN  BOOT AND SHOE  REPAIRER  ecor  F  conomy  At a recent meeting of (he Junior Car Club, of London,  a Zenith-equipped Standard car won the gold medal for  first place in the genera] class economy run, covering a wet  and.difficult course at 53.-13 miles to the gallon.  There is' reason for the uniform economy of Zenith  carburetion. The Zenith method of automatic compensation through the famous Compound Nozzle makes possible a perfect balanced mixture of fuel at all speeds, temperatures and altitudes. Never too rich, never too thin  this mixture gives uninterrupted efficiency���������and therefore,  economy.  Drive over and let us show you what Zenith can do for  your car.  Is your engine running cool?   If not let us.put some  Cooling Compound in it.    It has never failed to give the  best results. ��������� ' ��������� '  Abbotsford Garage &. Machine Shop  Phone, B. C. 7  Oft  ABBOTSFORD B. C.  Farmers 1918  MATSQUI  COUNCIL  The council on Monday granted  their first license under the new hy-  law regulating the sale of near beer.  Mr. Peter Johnson, of the Matsqui  Hotel, was the applicant. The hotel  was known to comply with the regulations. Mr. Johnson has'an excellent reputation as a hotel proprietor, and Clerk Le Feuvre, newly appointed inspector for the Police Commissioners, under the new bylaw reported that the premises were quite  satisfactory. The municipality thus  made $20 0 by passing a motion.  A bigger cheque'was handed in by  Mr. H. Hayton, of Matsqui. He came  with a .protest against his assesment,  thinking that discrimination had been  made against him by tho assessor, Mr.  Hayton, who owns the biggest farm  In Matsqui, is one of the few ratepayer in the municipality caught by. the  big'mesh of the rate bylaw, which  exempt improvements up to $8000,  and taxes the surplus. When the assessment and rulings were explained  Mr. Hayton took the judgment quite  good-naturedly and expressed a wish  to pay up at once and forget it." Not  many dairymen could foregt $54.0 so  easily, but this large and well-equipped farm grew from very small beginnings.  Dr. McKee of Vancouver, who has  property on Sumas Mountain, again  urged the council to open up a roau  into the hills for other meidcal men  desired holdings In those healthy altitudes, and a road thereto was essential. Hill roads are costly, ill building but Coun. Benson will earmark  some financial assistance.  Shady highways are pleasant to  think on but when trees encroach too  much they are not appreciated. Mr.  Guitchard, writing to the council says  that down his way they are "no longer a thing of beauty or a joy to the  traveller." Grazing cattle on the  highway trample the ditches and fill  them up, water then lodges which  should drain off. Councillor Glde-  hill will havet he grievance rectified  if possible.  ' The Assistant    Superintendent    of  the     Canadian     National     Railway-  wrote regarding the vexed    question  of the site  for a milk stand  in  the  : Fraserview    and     Marsh    road  districts.    At  the present the stand  is  jat  Fraserview,   but  it  was  formerly  at Marsh road crossing. ��������� On account  of lack of business the company   was  | requested to    move      the stand    to  ; Fraserview, which it did; now    there  ;was  dissatisfaction   in' certain  quarters.      Eight cans  of milk per day  .were picked up at Fraserview, -whereas when the stand was at Marsh road  the  daily  freight   was  two  or  three  cans only.    There apepared, said the  letter, to be some sort of a row between   the  farmers  in  that  vicinity,  .ind they were trying to use the rial-  '���������vay  to get even   with  one another.  The only thing to be done was for the  farmers   themselves' to   come5  to   an  amicable arrangement for the handling of their business at one point...  The General Superintendent of the  Canadian   National   Railways     wrote  dlatig  that     the     question     of     the  road crossing the C. N.  tracks near  Matsqui station known as Bell road  would   be  attended   to  by  the  company.  At the council meeting on Monday  a petition signed by J. M. Carpendale  H. Brown, R. A. Wright, T. Brown  J. F.  Dazelle and Mrs. Simpson was  NOT! CM  ''J*OU\l>'.JHSTRlbT ACT"  WHRFllSAe notice has been duly  given'of the intention to eoiiKlitula  the following district as a pound district, under tho provisions of section  , H of the "Pound' District Act", namely  tho Town or Abbotsford, in the Province of British Columbia, as comprised within the following description: the South-west Quarter ot Section 22, Township .1.6, iiutho District,  of New Westminster.  AND WM ERISAS objection to the  constitution of such proposed pound  district lias been received.from Jlffoen  proprietors of land within such proposed district.  Therefore notice; is hereby given  that the majority of the proprietors  of land within the above-mentioned  district'must, within thirty days from  the posting and publishing of this  notice, forward to the Minister of  Agriculture their petition in t,he form  required,b;y Section 0 of the Act, or  .otherwise such pound district will not'  be constituted.  E. W. BARROW,  Minister of Agriculture  Department of Agriculture,  Victoria,   B.   C.  ' July- 8th, 1920.  read on the question of damage by  straggling cattle. The petitioners  asked that the council bring in a bylaw to deal with the matter. Many  new settlers, of limited means, had  acquired holdings and were tring to  make a living in the Bradner district  and they had'problems enough to  overcome without having to ceaselessly contend with damage from straying cattle, which turned loose on the  roads to graze and did. great damage  to gardens and crops. It was asserted that the owners of cattle concerned- were totally indifferent to the damage done by their stock, and would  do nothing to prevent it until compelled to do so.- In the "interests of settlers who were improving the value  of land in the municipality and trying  to eke out a meagre existence, the  council was urged to pass a bylaw to  stop damage by cattle "owned by selfish parties who were indifferent to  broken fences and wrecked gardens  of others." ���������,  Coun.  Gledhill  said  the  new sot-  tiers put up no fences around their  gardens, and then complained about  the cattle of their neighbors.  Mr. Fatkin, of Bradner, said he desired to back up the statements made  in   the  petition  to  a   large     extent.  Many old settlers would never keep  their cattle at home unless compelled  to do so.    Cattle were turned on the  roads to graze, and got hungry and  thirsty, and it wast hen almost impossible to keep  them  out of gardens.  So long as cattle owners could turn  their cattle out on the roads to graze  many of them would never clear any  land   on  their  own   places,  and  the  land would be impoverished  by losing the manure it should receive from  cattle running on it. This lack of manure  was  a  grave  question  and -as  the B.C.JO.R. would not put in a spur  they could not ship in manure.    He  had some time ago made a vigorous  kick against straying horses, and that  had  been stopped  to a gerat extent,  but  this  cattle  straying  was  a  real  hardship to  many.    He had a four-  strand barbed wire fence at his place,  found 14 horses in his garden.    Now  with a picket fence and six strands of  wire his place, five acres back from  the   road,  was   overrun   by  straying  cattle.    If certain cattle owners spent  one quarter the time they spent running round for their cows in improving their own places they would be  much better o,ff.  Nature furnishes no more delightful'and healthful diet  for growing children than pure milk, combined with Albert  Leo's (Hire-food, Bread.' The latter supplies what the former lacks in teeth and boiie1niaking yubstanccs., Good old-  fashioned bread and milk is worth all the patent health  foods so, cr.lled, that were ever devised. For company or  for ������i in day dinner if is so handy to order a nice cake- of us  instead of going fo the (.rouble of baking.  Take 50tf worth'of our ice-cream home fo your wife and  see how she will smile on you, oven if the days are hot.  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKcr "  AT.  safety and  Explosive of great strength,  freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  NOTARY PUBLIC  t ��������� ��������� Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������-Money lo .'Lomi on Good Vnvm Mo ranges  Abbotsford  The Cash and Carry System is a form of-Co-operation  bet-ween Retailer and Consumer, cutting: out the Luxuries  of Bookkeeping and Deliveries.  AG. ANDREWS  CASH   GROCER  \BBOTSFORI), , B.   C.  A good second-hand Ton Truck  No Ford Need Apply.  .    J. WtCOtraiLL  COAL AND TRANSFER  Abbotsford - B.C.  Forest Fires Take away Jobs  Size up every timber fire  as your  personal enemy and get after him  PUT   OUT   YOUR   CAMP   FUSE;   NEVER     TOSS   AWAY   A  LIGHTED  CIGARETTE  There are hundreds of jobs in a .live' forest.  .Dead  forests   drive   out population.  If it isn't any of-his business, the  average man is likely to take u keen  interest in the matter.���������Ladies'  Home Journal,  This��������� advertisment   is   inserted   in   the   interests   of   forest   protection   by ' the  Abbotsford Lumber, lining 1 Development Co.  Limited  BUTTER WRAPPERS  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  '   M  <������  . w  a


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