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 vuui iivwi.   utri..' iaj   " Jt"  %ft  JUL 29 ^2  -/c rap. a ������.;**'  .VcV^������--.'-   2."-  '  ��������� .:��������� b-:b���������������b..__w.  #  V,  f  Ob. V., No. 12.  ABB021SP0RD, B. C, FRIDAY,   JULY  26; 1912    ____ --  ��������� ���������������.������������������������ -ir������������������ c���������^~r���������r*r ���������-Viz.  g*8        ?1.00 PER YEAR  n.niiiii  ���������Jmi rut1.'  2CS  unbeam lea  A Good Tea  mtipues  Good is a Good Te&  *  ������.  $  ft  y  to continue by  -   J i y-  kind  Sunbeam Tea is that  of Tea  Blended and Packed Expressly for my own trade  *  *  Interesting  Meeting Held .in  .'    New Westminster    f  /  Friday Last     ."  %  ABBOTSFORD POULTRY SHOW  The,Abbotsford District Poultry,  and   Pet   Stock ("Association  ,wili.  hold  their firs tannual show  this  fail.   The objects of the association  are to encourage interest-in breed ���������  le winner wm wC ������������������������������ *>������*>^.        ing, to promote the; improvement  The scores f.or July 17th are as j in the management of poultry, pig -  follows:     - i      % I eons "and pet stock, which may b������  Murray 16, Murray 18, Longfellow j attained by exhibitions, the distn'o  15, McElroy  15, Sanderson,!*,' Gib-   ution of awards and the g^herine  THE GUN GLOB HOLDS SHOOT  ���������On Wednesday afternoon, July  17th, last, the usual weekly shoot  was held. Dr. ISwift- and Mr. Murray scoring a tie for the Bilver  spoon. The final round to decide  the winner will be held shortly  NEXT At iWJSSION GITY^  %    '���������;    '^ ��������� - ������������������ :Nr ���������  Bureau: to be EstablishesM  Vancouver When  Funds  Are Arranged     [/-  m  I  [( i>>  K-  To clear out our old store  before moving across the  street we must ge| rid of  our present stock of choice  groceries.  A full line of drygoods,  Boots and Shoes at  Special Prices  The Publ'c/.ty Bureau oT theFias-  er Valley met in New Westminster  on Friday   last   in,  the   Board, of  Trade rooms.    As   the -president  was absent, Reeve Campbell of-Sumas municipality presided.  " Neither   the  -.secretary,   Mr.   T.  ���������B: Marmont;,nor Mr. Otway jWil-,  k*e, the initial man behind tbe.hibt  act of��������� the bureau,-knew anything  bout the minutes "of the last m^l-1  sing as they evidently liad been losi  but secretary Marmont* gave- a verbal summary at what had. happened according to memory.  The secretary read letters from  the Great Northern Railway Company, the C. P. IR. and several municipalities.   The G. N. R. through  Mr. F. W. Graham enthusiastically  supported the Objects of the association and promised every ^assidt-  ance in furthering the development  of the Fraser Valley, the tardy settlement of which'had long been the  subject of comment.   His company  was as much interested in. the development of the country in Byilish  Columbia as it was inL Washington.  Coquitlam announced   a   subscnp-  iton  of $15 per month and other  municipalities   wrote   they   would  communicate at a later stage.     .  Mr.  Jackman 'said" the  Burnaby  subscription   was   already   at   the  bureau's disposal.  The  following   resolutions  were  passed: 4  1. That a co-operative information bureau of the Fraser. Vaiiey  be established in Vancouver, with  a   competent man in charge.  2. That the organization of an  executive ,to control this bureau be  appointed at the next meeting.  3. That copies of all literature issued by the bureau should be iirsr  submitted. for approval tor each of  the representatives.  4. That the municipalities, cities  and transportation companies interested sliould contribute $15 each  per month to defray.expenses.  5 That the mext meeting, of too  representatives be held in Miwian  City on Friday, the 16th day cX Au  ust." This motion was moved by  J. A. Bates and seconded by Mr  Otway Wilkie, and carried unan  imously.  Kamloiops was decided upon ;.h  the point where the distribution <:t  literature shouuld commence. It  was also resolved to meet on Ilia  third Friday of every month at auy  place and hour at the discretion o!  the board.  son, 13, Gibson, 20 Howe. 36, Clarke  ���������15, Dr. Swift 17. Gopeland 12, Walters.16.  On Saturday afternoon" some ������>f  the' members being away at Bellingham shoot, the attendance, was  not so great as usual, the score de-  ing: ���������'",..  McElroy 17,. McElroy .13,. McElroy I  12, Murray ,13; Longfellow 13,Long  fellow*-15, Sanderson; 7, Elliott 1.  'The club have recently ordered  a new Western shooting . trap which  "when - installed ��������� will cost over $50.  Mr. F. C. Reihil !Qf Tacoma. Wash.,  will be up, in about two weeks, to  put together  and. place the  neve  trap ;in position.   The. great feature of the new trap,-is that all the  man in^ the pit has to do ja to fix  the. models,v the ��������� trap being Bet in  motion  by'-r a   lever  sprung from  behind ^the'--guns'. " The \new.: trap,  which throws the. models 'in'pairts.  should be   a- great acquisition to  the club.  -���������  ���������    -  THE   BELLINGHAM SHOOT  The team who represented. Abbotsford in the big shoot at Squai  licum   Creek   rGnge,' Bellingham,  have   returned   victorious.      The  members of the guns club selected  for the honor Dr. {Swift, Messrs II.  A. Howe, Tom Yorke, Ware Cope-  liamd and  George Clark, shot.the  first  day   of  the tournament  but  had to leave before the shooting  was  over   on  the. second  day  to  make  connections . for getting ,a-  way home.   Over 63 took part in  the Shoot, experts from al parts o������  the states, one of whom made 148  marks out of   ar possible 150.   A-  gainst such shots as these bur team  competed, and -competed  successfully.   Over, $200   was  the   added  money to  the  entrance fees and  other various sums .donated.   Owing to. the great number competing it is - not yet known exactly  how much prize- money is due to  the Abbotsford team.  FOOTBALL CLUB  and-disseminating-of reliable ana ���������'  practical information relalive there  to.   At   a   meeting  of the directors of,the association; held recently, it was decided to hold the first  annual poultry and pet stock ex  hibition'at the St. Ann's Poultry  Farm,   Abb6tsfiord,   . Friday  , and  Saturday,  October  25th  and  26th.  The first day is to be devpted to  the ��������� judging of  the  exhibits,���������anu  on   the   show   day,   Saturday,   the*  exhibition will be open to-the'puo-  lic, free of charge.   Al! b'rd3 are to  be in place before noon on the day  of entry and may not be removed  before 6  p. m. on  the show oiay.  Suitable coops for showing will oc  provided by the association and all  birds  will  be   fed   and   cared   lor  during the time of the exhibition.  It was decided to/ fix the entrance  fees at 25 cents for a, single entry,  'and 50 cents fojr,-a pen;-:a pen to.  consist   of  five   females   and   one  male bird.   The show willbe governed, by. 7 the    British    Columbia-.,.  Poultry Association" rules.. ,.    ;,  The- prize'list and entry forms  have been left to-Messrs Wardell  and Mailable and the energetic  secretary-Mr. J. H. H. Nelson to  prepare and it is now up to the  poultry men of Abbotsford and  district to get busy arid make the  first'annual show a complete success. > "' .    .  THE   PIONEER   STORE.  A general meeting of the club  is. called for Saturday, evening,  August 3rd., to which representatives of all football teams in the  lower Fraser Valley have been invited to attend. The object of the  meeting is to form a league for  the valley teams, and get the club's  fixtures made fo? the coming.season. All sports should attend this  meeting.  Those  present were Mr. Angus  Campbell, ^chairman ; Mr. L. E.Mar-  n-ont,   secretary  protem; Mr.   J-  Dennison,   Delta;   Mr. ,0.   Wilkie,  New Westminster; Mr. J. A.Bateb  Mission City; Mr. A. F. Miller, Port  Mann; Mr. J. M. Jackman, Bun,  aby;  Mr.  Stuart  Wade,  Board oi  Trader New Westminster.  This   week will probably   see I'm*  last of the old Suore building now  occupied by the Pioneer store. The  workmen, are rushing to completion the alterations to the building  formerly used as  a pool room au-  joining the feed store, converting  it into   a   big store.   Here for   a  time the business will be carried  on until the proposed' new premises are completed on the site of  the old store.   Messrs. Smith and-  Abbott will here erect a store that .  will be   a  credit to the tow^ and  lo themselves.   The Pioneer store  .s in good hands.  CARDSTON TO BE DISTRIDU-  ., TING CENTRE ,,  Cardston, Alta., July 25-Accord-  ing to E. E. Raddis of the United  States reclamation service, who \Vab  in Cardston a few days ago, the  completion of the new branch line  from this point to St. Mary's crossing just south of the boundary  will make possible the shipping ol  heavy machinery imtoi this district  in bond, using Card&ton- as a dis  tributing point. Large shipments  of electrical machinery, cement,  etc. will likely be routed in this  way, thus effecting important saving in the way of re-shipment unci  haulage costs.  To spend  a   week's well earned  holiday, Mr. S. Brooke is now visiting at Vancouver and Victoria.  \  X THE Aflsw *k?-*- '**���������*"���������  I * ���������  i  -��������� i  P1  M  Ml  i-i  THE 'ABBOTSFORD POST  Published   every'   Friday   by    the    Post  Publishing- Comi������������"r,y.  A weekly Journal devoted to the'inter-  'ests o������ Abbotsford and suu-nding district.  Advertising nates made know, ti application.  LEGAL ADVKRTISJNG-12 cents per  ,l���������e for first motion, ai.d 8 cents a ������n*  for nil ���������BUteeq������nt consecutive insertion  Our sMMoletli-Heltliar for nor mgW  tlie   Government  FRIDAY.    JULY 26    1912  The scheme of the Fraser Valley  Bureau has been sufficiently-maoe  public I'rom the numerous notices  of the .two meetings held in New  Westminster, appearing in the press  distributing news to the Valley. Almost every man who has taken an  intorest in the future of the Fraser  Valley has read these reports ana  has   iormed   his   own   opinions   nu '  regards    the    aims    of    the   ae v,  league.  It is true that the Fraser Valley  is r.ot as well known to the outsid.-  world  as  are the numerous  other  Valleys o,f the Pacific Coast.   Thib  can be  accounted  for by the fact  - that no. comprehensive scheme of  advertising   has   yet  been  earned  out as thoroughly as it should be  to  make   the  Fraser  Valley   from  the east to the    west,    from    tne  north to the south, as .thoroughly  known as are some of the rich valleys that slope to the west in, the  country to the south of us.   Man*  of these districts have had books  both  large  and   small,  distributed  generously and widely.   Large sums  c of money have been spent in print ���������  em"ink without  stint  and -the result' that, many parts of the country are probably as well advertised as are some of the large cilie>  of  the Pacific Coast.  It is the settler that the Valley  along the Fraser River wants; and  there is plenty of room for'him to  make   a   home just as comfortable  and pleasant as in any other pail  of the world and in  a climate that  is second to none.   During the past  '     two years there have been  a lot of 1  settlers come to make their homcc  in the different districts throughout the Valley, but so large is the  amount of land that is to be taken  La^is^nder cultivation and a good  home.   The man who comes in anu  pays for his land o.ut and out and  places' it under .proper cultivation  by cash that he has earned elsewhere; does not value it so much  It is human nature that it should.  be   that  the  harder  that    <v  mam-  works tor Wiethe gets the. more  he appreciates it, and; he probably  calces a better citizen.  Thon the other detriment is. the  lack of go.od noads throughout the  valley. -It  ifl   a   well known  fact  that there are many; acres of land  throughout the different districts  of the Valley that cannot be reacn  ed by goad roa'ds-some no.road at  all    Some  scheming fellow comes  along and buys this land for the  purpose   of   speculation.   He   succeeds   in   enticing   some  fellow-  possibly   new   to  the  country,  to  purchase this land from him.   The  new  settler  takes  all his  earthl>  belongings to his new home, poa-  sibly during the beautiful days ot  summer m-  early  fall.   When  the  wetweathersetsinhereal-zeBlhat  the council has not carried .out the  promises that the seller .of the land  tod  told   him   they  would,      His  outlet to the main artery of traffic to. the market is such that he  cannot enjoy  the  comforts; of life  Then   there   is   trouble.   Not .on.*  thousand   miles   torn  Abbotsford  are samples of this.   It is pot   ��������� a  good advertisement to the district  that  land   should  be  sold  to  the  tenderfoot where it will ctfst hundreds of dollars, or perhaps thous  ands, tp connect his home with   a  ��������� - i i   f n mnrltpt    It is done  good   road   t o marker.  and done every season though.  One o,f the greatest goods to tho  incoming settler and those who jtro  already here is to have these two  evils removed.  COUNTRY   MERCHANT   TALKS  ON NEWSPAPER  \  ADVERTISING     i. .  An unusual feature of the meeting of the Western Iowa Editorial,  association at Council Bluffs, recent  ly was an address on the subject  of advertising .from the viewpoint  of the  retail merchant  by; David  Oransky,   a  well known merchant  and advertiser oi Atlantic, la.   Mr.  Oransky spoke on "Retail Advertising From the Viewpoint .'of the  Merchant," land he  declared   that  the merchant should advertise the  amount or iana uia������. >������ i������ - ���������    quality  and    adaptability   o������    his  up that no one man  icalizes just   goods rather thai!.depend on ad-  up  inai. no yertising prices.   He spoke an part  *hat is being done in the way. of   ver        g P . <.  as follows:  It is  a sad but toio true fact that  country merchants, as  a' rule, are  not   extensive   advertisers.   I   am  convinced that they should advertise regularly and /persistently  We  want  tne  new. acw^-,   ������- . " jn-. thi8 great period of progress  can place them in the'way of mak- jand advancement mere storekeep-   a ������������������������������������w,niaiin������������   ������k fn.. no ionerer succeed. It lakes  settlement. Should the same rate  of progress go om for the next ten  years there is no doubt it would  begin to be noticeable.  We  want  the  new. settlers,  we J  ing good money and accumulating  successful bank accounts, but there  are two things that will have to be  greatly altered before the settler  of the Eraser Valley .can enjoy life  as he should.   One of these is that  the price of land must conie down  t  oits   normal  value.   Good  clear  Land 1b invaluable; it depends upon  who the  owner is as to .whether  it is as productive, as it should be  ���������whether he can get all out of the  land each season that it is ypssible:  Bush land is not valuable until tjic  horny handed son of toil has cleared the stumps away, and placed it  under   proper   cultivation.      Bush  land   is   too  high in this-country  It is the man who conies and take.i  up ten acres, possessing but little:  money but with ia  brave heart lo  stand   against  all   the  difficulties  that obtain in a new country thai  wins out in the end, because he ap  preciates  what  he   has  when   his  ers can no longer succeed. It lakes  live,  aggressive,  wideawake merchants to succeed today.   The successful merchant of today,whether  in the large city or the smajl town,  must deal with modern conditions.  One of the most impostant of these  is the fact that this is . a great age  of  publicity.   Printer's  ink  is   today selling more goods thap ever  before bn the world's history, and  from present indications its usefulness in this respect is only beguir  ning. 't  People depend upon their newspapers and magazines for information on what to buy and where to  buy. If we would be successful we  must tell the [public what we have  to offer. We must, through the judicious use of printer's ink, convince the people that our warea  are desirable and that our values-  are consistent with the prices ask-,  od. The ultimate end of the non-  udvertiBtng retailer is very prophetically depicted in a little incident   credited   to  Mark   Twain.  spider in hi. copy of the Pap* anu  wrote Mark asking what it meant  The reply was that the spider wm  looking oyer the columns of nc  paper to ascertain who were the  ^advertisers so thatlie could  woave his web over their doors  So  if  the  small town merchant,  does not, advertise the  neople of  his community are not;advised of  the fact that he has reliable and ue  sirable-goods or that he offers excellent values.   They read, ^e announcements of the large city merchants; they are attracted to the  cities,   or  in too  many  instances  they fall victims to the alluring literature of the mail order house*.  Trade which rightfully belongs to  them is leaving solely beeouse of  lack of publicity.   For this reason  it is obvious that extensive adver  tising is one of the strongest weap  ons that the country merchant possesses against the giant mail order  housed  But if it is true that it pays, the  small town merchant, to advertise  extensively, if it is true that aa-  vertising is one of the merchants  most extensive means of combating the mighty mail order establishments, then you ask, Why is il  that he advertises so little?  There  appears to be  two reasons.   The first applies to. I Hope.  to   a   very small per cent of tho  existing dealers.* tThey   are   not  progressive; they .believe what was  true  ten  or twenty  years ago  is  true  today; they forget  that ihifl  ia an age of Ipublicity; they do not  understand the mighty (power  ol  adverting.- In   short,   they   .are  what we would term "old fogies.'  But,   gentlemen,  do, not  class  all  merchants who, are not liberal timers of printer's ink. as back num  bens  Advertising  is   a   difficult  proposition,  and it is  especially, difficult for the .Bmall town merchant.-  I   say  advertising  pays,  but  that  doesn't mean that if I *u* .large  quantities of space and fill it full  of type that I get results.     The  very  fact that this  is an  age ot  jublicity makes it all the more'difficult to prepare, winning  advertisements.     Hundreds   -f., amusements  are printed -daily ,, The  country  merchant's    printed    announcements   must  compete  with  those of the city merchants   and  matt order, houses, which, by the  way, are carefully prepared by advertising, specialists.   The. advertiser must, therefore, make his advertisements  attractive.   He  mubt  study, first p.f all, the layout; lie  must carefully plan an arrangemeot  so that he may obtain an effective  appearance.  But, although the arrangement  and layout Bhoutd "be the first consideration of the advertiser, ltfis  evident from the appearance -of-  most country merchants' ads. that  their, first consideration is the text.  Here again the merchant has some  difficult work mapped out for ban.  He must first determine what to  advertise, arid' then oomes the dfi-.  scription and argument,-''  The most profitable /and mostdif  ficult  method of advertising  and  which  method is. seldom usea" by  the small town merchant is to exploit  the  quality, style, -newness,  worth and desirability oi his merchandise with consistent price as a  minor consideration.   But can you  imagine1 the country merchant with  so many different lines of good.,  on hiB shelves attempting .to deter  mine  the logical' items to ad*ei  tise,   attempting 'to  describe   the  features of his merchandise which  win appeal to the public, attempt-'  ing to choose, or rather, lind th?  words,   phrases -land   expression it  which will suggest the desirability  of .his-wares?   Does not this suggest   to   your' mind some of ..the  pi oblems of the country advertw-  er?,- . :.,., .-' ������������������'.''.������������������"':,:-'   ���������'���������'   ������������������'    ' '  AXLE GREASE, '       ,     <!  HARNESS OIL,   WHIPS.,  ^f.    ^^wMuursJ/-.,. CURRY COMBS* ��������� $  P. 0. Box 45  ;\ AbbotsfoK^lS-f  Livery, Feed arid Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  GURRIE & McKENZIE  Removal Notice  1  I am now located,* the Sumas State Bank Bujld;  irSumas Wash., where I will be pleased to n^l  7 my"! and friends ia- the best equ.ppe j  Dental Office in the Northwest. ���������   4  /���������*!  M  Dr. E. J. Allen  Sumas, Washington,  At  '^1  Phone 101  ABBOTSFORD, B. C,  Builders' Hardware and Ko<pri|  arvest Tools  {���������  Full Line of Haying Implemei  Or, if he chooses the less difficult but more frequently used meth  od of appeal, he will talk price in  his ".announcement's.: He will con  tinudlly be holding "special sales,"  selling goods for cost and! less  And if he gives values' even half  as great as'his advertisements tell  For Immediate Sale  cident   credited   to  Mark   Twain,   as great as-uis -ut��������������������� -*���������  During   Mark  Twain's  newspaper   about he will find himself oondu-.L  days one of his readers found   a- (Continued..o(n page five.)  A 5-Acre Chicken Ranch; new house; one acre cU  and in garden truck; 25 cordsof 4 ft wood; 300  Posts; Furniture and Garden Tools, Etc.  A Home Ready; to Move In!  A Restaurant ^on ,*. Terms Ali|  tlie Same as Rent   |       . -. ��������� .....���������-j|j^_."���������������-���������',:7"~���������-~ ���������,A--.1-.a.^���������-,.J-'���������t ?-' , ���������    _   '       ' . .   ������������������ :.   ..   "-.     '. . wL. w"fl.i������*i,**yi  ������������������'���������    B-BJI \J   .  ;-V  *>  $1  Vi  u  &'  fiB^^ssssBassmsM^sasism^msssmss  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ftaflBBBi  For Sale to Make Room  >EuSP  Young Pullets S. C. W. Leghorns from six  weeks to two months old.  These Chickens   have   been   raised   from  winter layers.   Price 75c up.  Some specimen Cockerels weighing from 1 to 1 1-2 lbs.  selected from more than eight hundred chickens raised  in our big poultry yards.  Price $1.00 arid up  E. & GL de la GIRODAY  Proprietors  Ablntsfdrd, P. C  -=S-  T^h  ���������vv<  '������������������     CvTWV^  i#tik  $m  ���������c-.-J.-.il":*:  W*i  m&wk  sr:  a  ,^!*5sr_.  >  i\  WW  n  M<  m:  ������  Si'AJ  SteSN  Y<&  v$   ^ _J$j||  ���������    Cl- ->  ggsafr  iWflg  i JOC^OOOCOOOOOOOCOO^^OOOOOOC  ��������� ������ vrao>3 wrro ' I  8 IN CANADA ������  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQf ooooooo  W. A. BUCHANAN, H.P.  Mr. Buchanan, who supplants Mr  C. A. Miignuh as'.- parliamentary representative t'oi the Medicine Hal  constituency, was born at Fraserville.  Pcterboro county, on July 2, 1876, and  took his educational ��������� classes at the  High and Public Schools of Wark-  worth, Trenton, Brighton and Norwood.' The allurement of journalism  'caught him soon after the completion  of his scholastic course, and he opened in the profession as reporter on-  the "Peterboro Review", following on.  and up, to Toront*, where, soon  after, he graduated to the Now?  Editor's desk'of the "Telegram". This  held him for four years, at the end of  .which  time there was removal  to St.  .Thomas to take over the management  of tbe "Daily Journal".  ��������������������������� In 1905 Mr. Buchanan heard the  West a-calliug in such promising  tones that he decided to [ respond, "and  November of'that* year ' saw the establishment, under his proprietorship  of    the    "Lethbridge    Herald/',    now  'possesses" a wide and" vaffed" Knowledge of things Canadian, and can,  In addition, supply almost any details  on demand with reference to Scotland  and  the - Scots.  Mr. Fraser Is a Highlander born  and bred, but has been ln Canada  twenty-five years. He was on the staff  of the Mail, and Empire, for fifteen  years, and afterwards edited the Mas-  sey Illustrated, the Presbyterian Review, and the Scottish- Canadian. He  is one of our leading Gaelic authorities and taught Gaelic at Knox College for three years. He established  the Gaelic: Society, of Canada, and was  one of the founders of the 48th Highlanders. He is prominent in all Scottish societies', and is the author of  "Practical' Lessons in Gaelic Grammar," "Short Scottish Biographies,"  "Essays on Celtic Literature," "An-  tiqalties and Art," "The Mission of  the Scot- to Canada," "History of Toronto," "History of the 48th Highlanders," and other publications.  , ,;  S ��������� '       , sew  BFrs. Borden  Wife of Canada's New Premier  . ' .   'r>    <*     *-  In course of an appreciation of the  wife of the premier, a Canadian Lady  writer says she Is in truth "not only  a' very gracious and. attractive woman,  but she is, also, a very cultured' and  understanding  woman,  one  to  whom  the laws   of   harmony   are   revealed.  Therefore, whether I think of her in  her gleaming evening gown, with orchids   to   match,   trailing   their   rich  lengths over her white arm, and all  the  glitter and  the  ceremonial  of a  viceregal   opening of  the  Houses  of  Parliament for her ��������� background; or in  her simple house dress, whose folds  the  hearthllght  tinted  with  fires  of  amethyst;   I   think  of her .with   tha  'dea of the aesthetic taste well gratified ��������� she is still a picture."  Mrs. 3orden, feminine to a degree, Is  what one must call a woman's woman  Voman and, the concerns of woman  nter'est her to an astonished extent,  he has high ideals for her sex. She  . as great pride, also, ia her sej^'s  ���������ihievement.       - '  root  cellar  like this  won a prize  last year.  HjPHE drawing was made    p  from a photograph of    ||  root-cellar  with which   D.  Pu'rdy, of Lumsden, Sask., won  prize in last year's contest.    In that last  contest there were 36 prizes.    There will be three  times as many prizes (108) in the  1912 FARMERS' PRIZE CONTEST  npHUS you will have three times as many chances of winning a cash  prize.  You do not have to use any certain amount of Canada  Cement  to win a prize.    There are absolutely no "strings" to this offer.  the  There are twelve prizes for each Province (three of $50 ; three of $25;   three of  #15 j :m(l three of $10) and you compete only with other farmers in your own Province and not with-those all over Canada.  makes no difference whether you' have ever used cement.    Many of last year's winners  not used it until they entered the contest.    When you write for full particulars, we will  ,fre,'d book,   " What-the Farmer Can Do With Concrete," which tells everything  you need to know about concrete.    It is absolutely free, and you are under no  obligation to buy " Canada" Cement or. to do anything.else for iis.  ' It  had  *end  you,  w.  RITE your name and address on the coupon, and mail it, or use letter or post card, and  we will bend you at once the book and full particulars of the 1912 Prize Contest.  Canada Cement Company Limited  Address' Publicity Manager  R������c  504 Herald Bnilding, Montreal  PORTUUtDt  ANAD������,!  IMEHT)  .mjw ^i'unswicK, and at uie' ���������iiiVei-o.k,y  of    New    Brunswick,    having    been  graduated   there  B.A.   1888  and  M.A.  1891.    Deciding to follow in the.footsteps of McCready senior, he served a  brief term in the ranks 'of those who  provide-the  public  with  their "daily  budget of happenings, rapidly.passing  to  the more important if more, pro-  soic, position of City Editor of the'St  John   Daily  Telegraph.    Here   again  the stay of Mr. McCready was of brie/  duration, and in-1892 he moved southward    to   .undertake    the   important  duties of special writer for the Boston  Post.'   But the wander-lust- seems to  have - been   in   the   blood, - for   "soon  his name was on the roll of those who  were  doing  big' things  for' the  New  York   Herald,   and   as   reporter   and  special writer he continued until the  outbreak  of Spanish   American  War.  The young Canadian seemed to those  in authority to be eminently suited for  the fighting line, and he formed one  of   the   Herald's   corps   of  war   correspondents.      Mr.'    McCready    acted  with   thp   flppt   fhf""-^"4-   fV>"   ������'ar.  deserved~promotion to tlie responsible  dual . position ' of president and  manager of the Telegraph and Times  Publishing .Companies.  Mr. McCready is a Protestant, (a  Bantist), his Clubs are the Union, St.  John, St. John Golf; Arnold Lake  Fishing Club and he is Director of the  Canadian Press Ltd., and ' of the  Eastern Press Association. ,In 1898  he married Miss Frances Annabel of  Cameron, New York, and has, one  son, who, it is alleged, has already i  a liking for pencils that are double  pointed.  "There   is   a   beautiful   custom   In  ���������jpan," says the "Shanghai Mercury",  hereby   the   wife,   during   the   hot  >;ither, nits up all night fanning the  ���������vered   brow  of her husband."  Al-  W.  A.  BUCHANAN  Medicine Hat's New M.P.  weekly   newspaper   of   Southern  berta.  At. the general election "of 1909, Mr.  Buchnnan was elected a member of  the Provincial Legislature, and soon  afterwards was honored by being  chosen a member of the Government,  a position subsequently abandonee  over a difference of opinion on the  Alberta and Great Waterways' Railway transaction. When the Reciprocity question came to the front he  decided to enter the wider field of  politics, and resigning his seat in  the Provincial Legislature, came out  as an opponent .to Mr. Magrath, who  as all the world now knows was compelled to retire under a one thousand  votes defeat. Mr. Buchanan is, of  course, a Liberal in politics, is an  advocate of the reduction of the tariff  and an increase in the British preference. He is President of the Lethbridge Canadian Club and Alberta and-  Eastern British Columbia Press Association.  SIR  W. M.  AITKEN,  Canadian Millionaire; British M.F.  One   . of     the '   features   - in     the  Mother of Parliaments - recently  was  the   maiden   speech   of- Sir   W.   M.  ' Aitken, the young Canadian millionaire, who,  at the last  election,  cap-'  tured    Ashton-under-Lyne    for ��������� the*  Unionist party.   The romance of commerce has played a big part in  Sir  Max's  thirty-two  years  of  life.    He  was   "discovered"  politically   by   Mr.  Bonar Law.   "Why not stand for Parliament?"  said  his  friend.    Sir Max  Aitken   turned   the  idea over  ln   his  mind  very  quickly. ��������� He  was  not  a  politician in the ordinary sense of the  word; but was heart and soul an Empire  man.    He  was  not a  practised  speaker, but he had something to say.  Rather late In the day he started his  campaign and just talked in a friendly, conversational, way upon the Imperial matters  which were near his  heart and which he thoroughly understood.   Pie won.   At^Westminster.he is  a little bit shy.    He does not eagerly  embrace   chances   for  self-advertisement.  A. S. GOOBET3  Although born in Guelph, Ont., Mr.  Goodeve is more generally associated  with the far west, where he has been  located for considerable portion of  his life, and where for a time he  filled the position of Provincial Secretary in the McBride Government,  prior   to   coming   east   to   represent  Matsqui   Hotel  M1SSIONCITY, B.C.  This hotel makes a specialty of.  home-like comforts for Commercial  Travellers.     Comfortable   sitting-  room and   best  of  hotel service  Cuisine Unexcelled;  Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day  CHAS! E. DeWITT, Proprietor  Mr. ALEXANDER FRASER  Ontario Archivist and Author  Mr. Alexander Fraser, who has recently Issued a history of the old  Huron villages, is Recognised as a  man who well fits, his position as  archivist of th" OntaHo Pr-m^nco.    Fa  ERNEST WILMOT McCREADY'  Ernest Wilmot McCready was born  in Ottawa. November 30, 1868. His  father, J. E. rj. McCready was then  Ottawa correspondent of the Toronto  Globe, and \vag \n j,h0 press gallery  for many ye;irB, president of it for  two terms.  E. W. McQready was educated -at  the jpublic schools in Ottawa, and in  ERNEST WILMOT McCREADY,  Prest. Telegraph' and Times, St, John,  ;n.u,    ���������'     \hy:  wrote the Herald's splendid account  of the naval battle at Santiago, where,  it will be remembered the Spanish  fleet was destroyed, to his live pen  falling ���������. the honor of Inscribing .the  first, extended report of that event  published in New York. '.  After filling the position of residenl  correspondent for the Herald at  Havana, during part of. the Cuban  revolution in 1897, passing through  the lively doings of that somewhat  strenuous time/safe in wind and limb,  Mr. McCready headed back to the  less exciting surroundings of Journalistic life in Canada, and in 1902 he  took over the reins of managing  editorship for the Telegraph of St.  JilLflL    In   IHIO.   t������s\v*   r.:;r--,= .������.   well-.  City  Market  It has   been arranged to have Two  Sales Weekly  Wednesday   and   Saturday  at 10 a. m.  Growers will please arrange to have  their Consignments forward the previous evening. We handle Fruit,  Vegetables, Poultry, Eggs, Meat,  Etc. Quick Sales, Sharp Returns,  Prompt Settlements.  John McMillan  :;Managor  A. S. GOODEVE,  -* A Western Politician  Kootenay, B.C., in the Federal House  in 1908.  Educated at the Guelph Public and  High Schools, he followed on to the  Ontario    College    of    Pharmacy,    oi  which  he  Is  a  medalist,   and   at an  early   date   thereafter,   migrated   to  British  Columbia,   taking  up  his  residence in the town of Rossland. Here  hie soon began to take an active interest   in   municipal   affairs   and ' In  the   session   1S99-1900   was   in   occupancy of" the mayoral chair.    In addition to the appointment in 1902 as  Provincial  Secretary  In  the  McBride  Government,  he was  chosen  Provincial  Forestry  Commissioner  in   190P  Mr.   Goodeve   is   married,    and   the  family circle includes four boys and  two daughters.  Small but Strong.  The*Katydld, which is closely allied  to the grasshopper family, is something of a������������������ hauler for its avoirdupois.  Recently, an average looking speci-.  men was harnessed to a kind of sledge  made by folding a piece of ordinary  notepaper, and then loaded the sledge  with various articles. The insect  proved able to draw, in addition to the .  original paper, twelve paper sheets  each three by four and a half inches,  a large screw, two steel pens, a stone*  weighing two ounces, and three and  a half lead pencils. When the weight  became ,too heavy to draw otherwise  the katydid got its fore feet over the  edge of the table for a tetter hold,  and on addition of another weight it  increased the adhe-'jjr power of its  feet by moistening them in its mouth.  1  iPi: f* ������������������ r.l *WJ  eg  1 n  eE  vl  ���������i!  n[  dl  rT  ti  b|  :cs  3i|  ;b|  ���������Dl  til  ttl  eil  P'f  tn[  ;t|  10$  i   I  ,wj  . v|  }  i  m<|  i  epp  sal  l  1 tl i  ��������� ���������  - ���������   -���������       i-    ���������     ���������- .' ."       a:  DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOonnoco  ' counTry ofTnTTuTcon; than Vancouver  ia. The wealth of Alaska la bound  to flow tlirough this budding metropolis.   Then behind it, are immensely  MARSHALL      SAUNDERS,  Author  of "Beautiful  Joo"  DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC j  (Copyright by Publishers Press, Ltd.) ;  dlum in this country?" lVquired' Judy.  "Why lots of them ��������� suppose you  aro in  Washington, or any  big city,    only one hundred miles away. Grims  and are invited  to meet attach6s or  ambassadors."  "Life does not consist of diplomatic  dinners," said Judy, "and anyway,  diplomatists -all speak English."  "I've heard that French is the language of courts," persisted Dixie. '  "Not of the American court," said  Firefly,  "and  all   the  foreigners  are  as   anxious  to air  their  English,  as'  you are to air your French."  "Don't you think anyone ought to  , learn French?" asked Dixie Irritably.  "Certainly,"' said Judy. "I adore  French, but I think most Canadian  women and American "women who  bring up children abroad, in order to  get a foreign accent, are either providing a cloak for their" own egotism  ln wishing to 'shirk housekeeping  duties, or they are ' foolishly and  Ignorantly mistaken as to their duty  to their offspring. Let a child be  educated in a country In' which he is  to have citizenship. Send him abroad  for' finishing touches only. It makes  toe sorrowful to see batches of these  children coming home singing foreign  Bongs, aping foreign ways, scorning  everything native to the soil that bred  bhem." ��������� '-'  "Huslh!" said Firefly, "there la  fcomeohe at the door."  It  was ��������� called Bella Bella, and there  were two Bella' Bellaa. Number ouo  was, deserted. Some white man in It'  tried to impose on the Indiana who  parties."  "Did   you   get   any   glimpse   Into - ������i consoled  myself  by  talking  to  Bociial life?" asked Dixie. some of the Prince Rupert people on  "Yes, tlie morning artor we arrived ^Q steamer who had been In fishing  rich~ farmlnglaii'ds, and a mountain   Punchie went away with a bank man. BtatfoM, mining camps, lumber mills,  region   as    rich   in   grandeur,   and   When my brother got to.a new place, canning   factories,   for   the. Bummer,  beauty, and natural deposits as that   Mr- Bertwln, the local mauagor of his and wer6 goln,g SOuth to  Vancouver  along the track of the Canadian Pad-   bank WM 1,ko a brother to him.    I or victoria for  the winter,  Just  aB  flc Railway.    Already it Is pressing   noticed how  much they, talked bank we wmter to Washinguon or eouthorn  hard tho -English Grimsby which has   business, and what a help tholr com- plex^g.   t mmt tell you of one place  the largest ashing and cold storage   P������rta.g of n������tes must be.   I went off we touched at on the way down,  plant in the world.   Prince Rupert Is   tblfl morning on my own account. A  beginning with one costing a million   frl&nd'3   *rlond   who   was   a   school  and a half dollars, and its catch is   teacher in the place, was my victim.  .   I looked her up, fell In love with her,  by's is from ono "thousand"to"three   and hor charges, and made a speech   composed    tho    inhabitants    of    the  m,l���������iS to them, Jane, on your subject,. kind-   pig^e, Land was plenty, bo they calm-  "Everything   up   there   Is   unhack-   ncss l0 an 1 moils.   They wore some of   ly movod away to another place, and'  neye������������ "    ������aid    Mr    Bertwin    "Your   tn<J brightest and liveliest children I , lof(t Wan tho old Bella Bella."    ������  virgin forest alone,' Is worth millions." ' eYer saw-    At. noon, I persuaded my       Mr,   Bertwin   was   not   listening.  "Factories and  mills are going up   ���������w friend to-go back-to the hotel and    ���������My boy>������ ho said, "We must go."  in and near Prince Rupert," Judy con-   hav������ !*"������* with' Punchie and mo..In       Prin<;e ^pert witli  its hopes and  tinned, "and by the time the railway   Uie afternoon, she. took me to call on   foara ^ BWept from  the  mind  of  is completed,  the  G. T. P.  will  run   the Bishop's wife, a charming woman  who   Is   intensely ' interested   In   the  progress of her-new. home.    We sat  with, her  in a pretty  drawingyroom,  and a beautiful cat came In and jumped on my lap.    A" dog also, appeared  and  I  want you,. .Jane,  to  visit this  baby metropolis, and see for yourself  what warm-hearted'lovers of ariimals<  there are in it, and what a flourishing  S. P. C. they already have.    At five  o'clock tea-time,   this  young  teacher  and I climbed a steep hill whore some  of the nicest houses in the town have  been erected, some of them on ledges  blasted in the solid rock.    The viewv,  of the Harbor was glorious.   We met  _ Punchie  here   ln   this  house   of   his  and" who~~knows  thaTprince" Rupert   ^lend, and had  afternoon tea before  is  the  last metropolis  of  the  great   a cheerful  wood  fire,  with  a lovely.   of ^ clubimemb        provented Judy  North-West?    Some    of    the    ports   Pink bahy Paying on the hearth-rug.    frQm   contmudaig   ^  BLory   Qf   hor  i .���������*'    -������������������-������..  refrigerator cars into Chicago in four  days from Prince Rupert. However,  San Francisco and Seattle and Vancouver' need not be jealous. There is  enough undeveloped wealth on that  grand old Pacific Coast to beat our  already ipTosperous Atlantic Coast.  Do you remember hearing, sir, of that  congressional commission that sat  more than fifty years ago in Chicago,  and solemnly declared that wheat-  was bounded on the north by Illinois?  I hope some of those wise men know  that golden grain fields are waving  further and further north, and soon  ships will be loading at Hudson Bay  with wiheat for European markets  the    Boston    capitalist!    That    con-(  valcscing lad was more to him than'  the  fortunes of fifty   growing  cities,  'up   north.'    His   thoughts   wore   all  'down below,'- and Judy watchod hi in  half admiringly,  half disapprovingly,  as sho observed the expression of !i'm  face whilo ho surveyed his pnlo-fiuiodj  son who had sprung to bin foot, and.  was saying boyishly, "I hopo  I   linvo"  not stayed too long.'   I can  not-tell  you what a pleasure this evonliig haw  been to  me." " "'  CHAPTER XXVI  A Naples of 'the. Pacific ���������  An unusual rush of work,for some  k   *uVji .-a.     1  I noticed that in Prince Rupert, as  In' all the western places, an open  fire is protected by a fine wire guard."  "Do you happen to know what the  rate    of<- insurance    is    in    Prince  CHAPTER XXV  Up North  Biddy's eyes - twinkled mischievously as she watched Judy greeting Mr.  Bertwin politely, yet with a" certain  reserve.  "The son is 'persona grata'," ihe  whispered to Dixie,- "the father *non  . grata'."  Mr. Bertwin was carefully examining Ms ������on. "He looks fifty per cent  better," the merchant murmured to  himself. Aloud, he said, "I have the  auto at the door, son."  "Gain you not lingeT a few minutes,"  bald the eon eagerly, "Miss Alden is  taking us on a personally conducted  tpmr."  "Certainly," said Mr. Bertwin and  he sank into a chair that the gratified  Judy indicated, and looked toward her'  as she said, "I am just forty indies  north of Alaska on the Pacific Coast."  "Indeed," said the' man politely.  "I am between Queen Charlotte Islands remarkable for rich soil, fine  timber, many minerals, valuable fishing banks and extensive fish factories,  and the harbor of Prince Rupert, a  fchort ferry-ride away."  "I have (heard of Prince Rupert,"  said Mr. Bertwin. "One of your railways wants to make it the future  metropolis of northern Canada,"  "Yes sir, the G. T. P." :'  "The line isn't finished,* is it?" asked Mr. Bertwin.  "Partly. They are building back  from Prince Rupert to meet the track  from Edmonton. It will soon be'  done."  further north  may be yet more developed."  "What is the town like?" asked Mr  Bertwin.  "Its situation is peculiar and picturesque. ' Just .where the Skeena Rupertf?" asked Mr. Bertwin  River comes down to the Pacific, is "Ten P*1" celrt~  a strangely shaped peninsula ��������� the  Tslm.psean. In the heart of this peninsula, is a horseshoe passage of water.  That ds  Prince Rupert Harbor.  The  travels for three whblo weeks.   Then  one evening as they 'all, except Muni,  were  assembled ,in   tho   big .kitcli^i,  she  looked  round  and 'said, . "WheroJ  is  she?".  They   all   knew  whom   she   meant...  "Down in the parlor," replied Fire-i  town  is on Kaien  Island inside the \  "Were the houses all wooden?" he  oaid. .. , j  "Mostly, but concrete blocks are  being erected."  "Any poor people?" he p.^, window &fc        mo(m over  "No'sir.    I  asked  one  lady  what, ^^ rf ^ ^ Jaru((alom/, _  fly, "sitting on a sofa with John Bert-,  win, while our lady housekeeper,  plays 'Lieder Ohne Worto', 'on the]  piano,   and   gazes   dreamily   out   tlie,  th���������  horseshoe."  "Then   the   railway   will   have   to she   did  with  her  old  clothes,   and  bridge this water passage," said Mr. she eald she'stuffed torn in the. fur*.  Bertwin. '   '   ' nace-   We were only a day and a  "That'is no drawback, for .they will ������* the town, but it made a most vivid  bridge It in a narrow place.    On'ar- and  powerful impression on me.    It  riving at the fine docks where there was like a flashlight picture.   I think  has  been   an   immense   amount   of of it lying away -up there in the north,  money expended,  one  sees heaps  of with its busy people  working out a  material  lying about."to be sent-on glorious destiny for  themselves  and  into the country for the extension of their   children.     Our   late   Canadian  the railway.'  'One looks up 'a steep Premier, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, was up  street,   and   sidewalks   composed   of there   last  summer,   and   the   Prince  heavy planks.    Down in the hollows Rupert people gave him a grand re-  underneath the sidewalks, men were' ception.   Northwest of Prince Rupert  working on" sewers and water mains, one    can   pass   through   a   channel  Water"   service,    car    lines,    parks, studded  with  islands,   and   visit  the  schools, churches, cemeteries, are all famous" Indian village of Metlakatla,  embraced in one  faT-reaching plan, called on the Coast, 'The Holy City.  Right in the middle of the island, is ' You can imagine with what regret we  a Governiment park. A firm of architects here in Boston made the architectural plans for this young olty.  The wooden streets amused me. From  the time we arrived till we left, we  did not have our feet on the earth.  The site is certainly very rocky and  muskeggy, but they are pulling down  hills, and making rough places smooth  at a most amazing rate." .  "What did the people look like?"  ���������asked Firefly.  left "this pioneer- place, but it was a  continuation of good things to get on  the steamer and; compare notes with  Hhose of our fellow-passengers, who  like us, had taken .the trip, as Canadians  from one; part  of  Canada  in-  .. "Ever since that first evening, when  M-aTa's admirer- looked so pale,"  giggled Dixie,' "he (has refused to  mount the staircases under the plea  of a weak heart."  "Don't Laugh," said Judy, "give  thanks that we have a legitimate place  for love-making. How far on is Mara  with this affair, Firefly?" ahe asked  curiously. ."  Firefly shrugged her shoulders.  "She is at the cunning stage. She  tells me nothing."  The girls all joined, ln one of tholr  unanimous f ree-f rom-care"' club  laughs.- Just at present, not one of  -them had a trouble. By some mysterious dispensation, 'they had, all had  on increase of salary, and what they  liked better, an increase of appreciation on the part of their, .employers.  Even -Firefly was beginning to be  comforted. In forwarding John Bert-  win's wooing, she had made . a firm  friend of that young man. His shrewd  terested in the development of another Pox,   ��������� .    ..    .  .    .  ..  ���������                    . . ���������  .    .    . ������,. old  father had  advised  him  to  pro-  part.    One  of our  new  friends  had ;'....,,,       ��������� ���������     , , ���������       vl  y " ���������. .        ,������������������f .{rn .v,plftlate  the black-eyed  girl from  In-  been so absorbed-in gazing about him, \t ' i.    -.  .    ,B   '     lt.    .,  t    ��������� ,.     ���������. .,       ���������,   ,���������,+���������      .;diana,   lest   she   interfere w th   his  that  he  fell  off  a  sidewalk  into   a,-.r, .  V,        *  -U   , -j,  v.*      io     Author1 P1*"18-    Jonn   had'smiled   and   sad  Kully and bruised himself.    Another ..  ^7, ,        i   -     v a ������,��������� e..,��������� ov   ��������� nothing.   He was not as worldly-wise  man walking along, had the same ex-.(-  "\\ Ire', tbout Prince Rupert?" asked  Mr.  Iicrtivin.  "Our steamer glided Into the slx-  ter'.n-mi'ie-Ior.g harbor, through a mile-  wide   rca^way.    I   was  simply 'alive  ,    , ,    ' ���������   , ��������� ,'   aa his parent, but he understood girls  "They wer* all & the pdnk of con- P������rieuce, only his sidewalk happened , ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  dition.    There Wasn't a cripple,  an to be so high   that he had to go to,^^  ^  ^^  whispered   shyly   to  aged   person,   or  a  delicate  person the hospital with broken ribs I acoM- ^ ^  to be seen." ed  Punchie  ^^'^'^Tn' he ^^ be h������* * ^er like her  "What were/ttie flUops like?" asked allowed more time to  this northern  Dixie k district.  "Very like/'other shops.    You can       '"To bad,' he said, 'we might haye  buy in Prince Rupert Just about what found  another  tub  and  gone  on  to  you buy evetyw^ere.    I noticed that Skagway.'   Then he showed me some,  The town has. a de  li  with curiosity, for though I had visits/ g^ articles wisre dearer than "down   pictures of it.  ed mr.ny cities, I had never seen one ��������� ^o^" bu0hwe ^raa not as much   Ughtful   situation,   only   twenty-two $  ^������>a~������n^'i������  ������������������ ���������romiw  oiiTnw.o"       inches   of   rainfall,  in tlie process of making. I had heard  that every bay and inlet on the northern coast had been sounded, and this  magnificent land-looked one, was at  last chosen. It was only in 1905,  that twenty-four thousand acres were  secured for a town site and environs,  but already the tent village has gone,  and now there is a prosperous town  with some fine buildings, and five  thousand inhabitants."  "Do you know how much nearer to  the Oriental market this place is than  Vancouver?"  "Yes,  Prince Rupert is fonr Iran  friend Firefly.  Just now, Firefly tired of laughing  sooner than the Others, said "Somebody do something solemn. I'm tired  of giggling." ,  "Let Judy mount her maglo travel-  ana   gardens   In 'J1Jn* Bteed'" said Biddy, "and transport  LJ ,  *    ..      /        . . ,������������������'? ua to the Pacific." >  summer in which fruit and vegetables ,,  . . ���������...���������"  B ^ I    Jud in   the   saddle   with   a  grow to a. large size and the winter / '  6 ,   ������������������������������������    ... ��������� . ��������� ���������u^���������f   bound ��������� "I left you as we wore on  is not cold.   He told me also about .  ��������� jt -  .    ,, .  .        ���������      ������������������ -���������   our way back to Vancouver,    It was  Stewart, the new mining town on the * .   ���������       '    '���������   " ���������w*ws  ^ Z    j.   Z     i   ���������m^   i,.o   linfi   n llkQ ^ttinir home to reach that dear  Portland   Canal   which   has   had   a ___ ��������� ���������    ��������� ������������������  fU young  city,    We   steamed   into   the  mining boom, and Port Esslngton and '    ^s       ���������"      ' "������- "������^������"   *������������������������   w������  m      b aa* harbor one morning at eleven, with  difference'as one "would suppose  "What abotut hotels?" askediFire-  "TheTe ar/o eeveipal good hotels ln  the place."  "There are newspapers, I suppose,"  said Mr./Bertwjh. ���������,        JA^ tJ.   , .tM��������� .������       ������  ��������������� .^v^^8 ������... ^������r������u,   yr*w  "Yes, jU4' all most readable and   the Skeena River^witii its tortl1.farm-   ^ fr<>m ^ ea8t ^ ^^ ^  '������������������������������������-'������������������ -    jng  valleys,   But,   he  said,   iook at  dred  miles nearer Japan, and seven       ���������������r ; ,<v  hundred   miles   closer. to   the   gold���������'   *^    __iiH  interes^g. One had the' fitting and  oheer'/ul nanwj of *Tn������'Optimist;'"  "Kow do t/aey amuse and: instruct  th���������J?jselvo3?"' asked Dixie.  "As o'ne d?>es In other email towns.  Thoy'Wve/cixufoh������a, and Clubs, and" without you?'  these telegrams.   I've got to got back  to  business.'        .  "'Punchie,' I said, 'if you dropped  dead   now,  would  the  world  go  on  i?'  but whilo I'm  in it, I'm going to take, a hand in,  running it/ .; ������������������  the west, laden with sugar and spJo������,  and all tilings nice. Then we ran up  town, did some shopping, got our letters, and ran back, late for luneh,  but the chief steward told one of the  waiters to give us some of th������ beat  whatever was left. ,  "Why   were   you   staying   en   the  steamer?" asked Firefly,        .;..���������  > "Bocnuso 11 was "going to Vlotorla,  Wo soon glided out of tho harbor, ������a������d  Into tlie Gulf of Georgia, and down  between islands and islands ' and  islands, toward the southern, extremity of Vancouver Island."  "ThonfiVancouver is on tlie main-,  land, and Victoria is on Vancouver  Island?" said Firefly.  "Yes, but, it isn't oonfusing, That,  enormous inland of over ttlxteon  thousand square mllea wlUi hi>jU  mountains on it, is what koopa dl������H  turMng Paoifio winds from Vancouver,  Tho pftRsago wiva oxquislte <���������'"wearce  ly a,ripple on tho wow, There wen*  IntereBtlng pooplo on ��������� botml, and It  Boomed like n ferry trip Uotweon two  oastem cities, but with dellthtful  Pacdflc Coast soonory, and u \vix\-n\  aolloioua air betokening tho near  presenoo of our old frlond tho Ja.pa-  hose ourront tlirown in, Victoria l������  fcw&y down at tlie end of the Jwland."  "Population,  plou������o?"  wild, ttiddy.  "Fifty thoustmd, Tho oily looks  across a strait tU tho bowutlful Olympic Mountaiiia in Wuehlnjrlon, Sojatie  is over tlioro, and T*icoma and Portland. I was plcauod to bo t^o nour  Iho States, ajid said to Punch lo. 'Do  lake mo down to old 'Frleco.'" \  "'No tinio,' ho said, 'wo'll como  |>aok for tho world1* oxnoflition.' lie  liaa llvod in San Fmnoiaco and Ulcon  It as well as I do,"  "What la Vlotorlw llko?" asltod l?iro-  tty.  "It reminded mo of Halifax ��������� do-'  iorouB, Engliah,  progressivo- onoiijyli,  jut   not  too  progroRaivo.    Tho   ap-.:  ���������roaoli  la   luagniflcent.    I  novor   In '  my ..country was so plof^Qd  by  tho  . mtraace to a city, not_.ovo& hero in  'Boston, when one leaves the train at  the Back Bay, and comes in via the  Public Library and Trinity Church.  ��������� In .Victoria, one skirts a lovely coast  ' line, swings round a promontory into  a spacious 'harbor, passes villas in  pretty gardens, rows of shipping,  warehouses, public buildings, and  suddenly glides into a basin with a  solid embankment that reminds one  of the Thames Embankment or the  massive masonry along tlie banks of  European rivers.  "On our right hand as we swung-  round to the "dock;- was the massive  'pile of the-'1 Provincial Government.  Buildings, surrounded by beautiful-  gardens.  "The next morning, - I exclaimed  with delight at the view of the pellucid, sunlit basin in front of the  .hotel. We'hurried out - to explore.  The place, bore out our first im-;  pression. Tlie buildings were Canadian, manners and customs were those  of the old country in most,' though  not in all cases. In a book store, a  nice elderly man said in a' leisurely  way, 'You - like books evidently. Sit  down arid look over this new one.'  I glanced at.Punchie. He sat down  only to take his meals on a rush  trip like this,' but how lovely and  old-world it was to be expected to be  able to take time to reflect in a quiet  corner. We had so much to see and  so little time that we hurried from  one thing to another, ��������� but nearly five  days went by, before we could tear  ourselves from 'this entrancing spot.;  Some day, I want to spend a winter^  there. ' . ��������� ";  "I have said that it is like Halifax,  but with a difference. Halifax in its  lovely natural surroundings has the  austere beauty of an eastern Atlantic  city. Victoria has the semi-tropical  air of the Pacific coast. Houses are  smothered in flowers, vegetation of  all kinds is luxuriant. Now nearly  to November, the gardens' were a  show with late autumn flowers. In  one house where we were entertained, I was much taken with the resplendent dahlias, notably, the cactus  dahlia. This lionise was on the Gorge  Road ��������� one of Victoria's beauty  places. The Gorge itself is an inlet  of the sea, some thing like our North.  West Arm." .j  "But not so beautiful," said Biddy.'  "Oh!   not so beautiful."  "Not so beautifully wide," , said  Judy. "Our Arm eclipses it there.  Our friends,came right up to the hotel  embankment' with their launch, and  took as all, about the harbor, pointing  out interesting places. In early days,  some land was given to the Songhee  Indians for a' reservation. Now the  city needs this land, so they are pay-  ; i     JTo foe  continued)  I  1  4\  '%&jfe<  *f%t\' s."      -~"-"  'H'.'jVj* J.  k    v ���������* /.. .    . *'  ><'     .X       '       ������rti''r~/'  /  ..--'  ./   'f If  a  u  wi  m  All  CLARK'S Gents' Furnishings, Boots, Shoes  Boots that cost $6 and $6.50  Guaranteed to give Satisfaction  Have to be Worn to  ' ., "be: Appreciated  For Sale Only by  GEO.  C.  CLARK,Abbotsford,B.C.  i  WHO'S WHO ft  , IN CANADA ������  oocjcooQobopcopocx^cx^ooooogO  HON. J.  A.  CALDER  In   selecting   as   his   Minister   of  Education,   Hon.   J. ' A.   Calder.   Premier Scott of Saskatchewan Is recog-  lised   as   having  shewn   particularly  i^ood Judgment. .It is not always the  case  that  a  minister  is  chosen  be-;  cause-  of    his    particular    practical  knowledge of the details of the subjects  covered  hy   his  porLfolio.    Mr.  Calder  is  an .educationist,. and  from  ���������he  very   outset,  proved   himself  tho  -lent   man   In   the   right   place.    He  weni-to his department��������� with no pott tical experience, but has shown that  ������<e is as good a politician as an educationist.    He comes from that birth  nlace   of   statesmen,   Oxford   county,  she is equally nrmiy resuiveu um i  uu  .j. -'��������� t..'.-_UMH!������/r(.jri\^l.i.=h-(.^^������  marry  aT"foreigner.    So  it comes  to  'pass   that Princess   Patricia  remains  In single blessedness, though last St.  Patrick's  Day  she  kept her  twenty-  fifth   birthday.     It   is   this   circumstance,  by  the way. of having been  horn on the feast of Ireland s patron  saint   as  well  as   the   fact  that  the  Duke   of   Connaught   takes   his   title  From Ireland and is called Patrick a*  veil   as   Arthur,   which   settled   once  ���������and   for  ever  this  young  PrincepB s  name.    Intimately,    in    the    faml y  circle,  it has   been   abbreviated  into  "Patsy,"  and  this  pretty diminutive,  with   Princess by   way  of prefix,  is  '-'���������ff.\8������ed anxoBg her young friends  MC.ELWOY & Go.  LIQUORS,   WINES AND   CIGARS  OF; THE BEST QUAUTY  ABBQJTSEOBD^S :G!  Staidly krst-cla^ in every respect   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES^/SISOTQ ?2P0 PER DAY    ,  HON. J. AicCALDER,  '���������Saskatchewan..Minister' of  Education  '. ." . ".' "{ '���������'"'��������� .<  Ontario^ ' was ''educated _at Ingersol  arid'Winnipeg-High},Schools and was  one of the. first graduates' of Manitoba .University. >i-He ... entered the  teaching profession'and. from'1890 to  :.l894-was..principarof Moose Jaw High  School. He then"became inspector of  schools"for'-the'territories, a position  be held -until y00, -when he became  deputy commissioner of, education  and it was from 'this position he  stepped into the cabinet.  PECKMAM ft HUTTON  PROPRIETORS  \  II. It. H. PRINCESS PATRICIA;  There is always' a tendency to  appraise the charms-of those born  in the purple, but now and then one  finds a Princess whose good looks  are so decided that It is'manifest she  would have, been an acknowledged  beauty even had- she been born in  more humble circumstances. And  such is certainly the case with regard  o Princess Patricia, the only unmarried daughter of the "Duke and  Sucness of Connaught. says a recent  f:  ���������'F.t  ' orrorf'-r  Oose the Finest Optical Work.  ;.   - > tfed^al men and others^ pay^ tn  *" Viitfetonisskill. r  Henderson  (Associate  Members Can. Soci-'CE.).  En'gineerB-y:  .1<$ Granvill^ St.  R. A. HENDERSON,;;  ���������������& LAND   SURVEYOR,,  Vancouver .Office, next P.O. ���������' ^P/-\*f* ;  Country Merchant Talks  (Cointlnued fr������ofo Page, -T,wo) .y  MONTREAL  JfHE STANDARD Is the National  Weekly Newspaper of the Dominion  .ft'Canada,    J* ls ������ational in *" U������  It u������������J Jhe" meat expensive engraving*, procuring the photographs from  jail brer the world.  Its article* are carefully selected and  ��������� it*   editorial   policy.   i������   thoroughly  Independent;  A subBcrlptlori to The Standard  ooatfl 12.00 per year to any address in  C&nftda or Great Britain,  I  Montreal Standard; Publlehing Co.,  Uraited* Publisher*  JS^Stanr������t������ loss, or-if.,after  leading his customers, to, ^xp.epi.  wonderful" bargains, he attempts t������  obtain regular prices her wiH Tsooir  diseoyer that his ads/tavartost-ail  Effectiveness. .   ...  ' So- the successful advertiser ��������� tu  ci,ty br village must choose for his  subjects goods in which the puo-  lic is interested; he must descnue  the t?oods in am. interesting, trutn-  ful and forceful manner; he must  advertise frequently .and regularly  but, most imp������rlamt and difficult  of all, he must make h*s ads. .attractive, appealing and easily read  If you have anything) to sell advertise  is this  paper.  It will pay you. ^ ^  All roade lead~to" Abboteford, fortune  and happiness.  ^oc<x)ooooooooooooqoooooooi  >   IN THE  SCIENTIFIC WORLD   '  ooooooqcxdooooooooooooooooo  SOME FLY FALLACIES  Flics Don't Grow in Size and It Is not  '    the Case that the House  Specimen Bites.  It  is  quite  a  common   belief  that  flies grow ln size, and that the small  es one comes across in the house  are but the young of the larger house-  flies, but this is quite a misconception.  The difference one notices in "lee  of very similar appearance 1b due to  Solr belonging to a Afferent species.  The ' feet of files are wonderfully  adapted6 to their habits, for they are  eaually useful for moving in any  Son over either rough or smooth  surfaces When walking over a rough  surface there are two claws which  come ?nto play and enable them to  ���������rrin Mehtlv. but when the foot rans  ������ to a'Smooth surface the claws are  automatically withdrawn, and a pad  S into contact with the .smooth  comes, im. provided   with  Minute gEnSa, which cause the air to  Se we? ed from between the pads,  the surface .to which the feet cling  Bristles are also provided in the teet,  fndSse'probably contain the nerves  which enable the insecto fee1 its way  along and select its foot-hold. An  otbef Popular fallacy with regard to  ?he hoSf ly is that at certain seasons  of the year it bites, but this is due to  contusion with "another specif very  Rimilar in appearance, the stable ny,  "rse^rmodiS.s������^.  SmonYousTfly8������that it makes Jgn*  father piercin^n_impossibility.  SPoSTctJLTlV\TIOM        .  donees are becoming scarcer and  BcarCr   tie higher qualities fetchgg  tl7 "er^en   ^   ���������������������������&  7- *%n t-he Tunisian shores. ..;.. . ..v  &a5nSe? fS? the opposite shores-  of the Mediterranean have "a ready-  Seen^arried to l^^^^S;  Sonir industry w?ll be greatly'  BtrenShened by these methods ���������  SSical a���������f rapidly increase m s.ze  adding  twenty-fi������e  time.  their  own  0? the fragment from the man, bodj  fnr   transplanting. .  f������The character .of the ������P������^ t"^  is altered'by cultivation, that dark  int becoming: much clearer. It ha.  abt'as^yet been ascertained whether  Sere ia sufficient change In this  respect to alter the commercial value  of the product.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  VALUE OF SNOW FENCES  Better    Crops     Bcsiilt     When     the  Farmer  Holds  Uic  Winter's  Snow ou his Fields.  The progressive observant, nature  of one of the Neepuwa farmers a  revealed when he makes known his  intention to build snow fences to hold  the next winter's, snow oa his fields.  During the past year his observat on  showed, that in places where the  snow had blown off in the winter the  otand of grain this season is very  poor. Whether it is the absence of  snow that is responsible for the Po r  crop in spots is not the, question for  consideration,' although many, farmers  observe that in years when the snow--  fall is heavy the crop following is  usually a very good one.  The' suggestion- of erecting temporary fences will solve the problem of  homing snow, on the fields. Every -  year railway companies erect nun-  drede of miles of temporary tence^o  Btop the snow from blocking* their  lines of traffic. Why canot the tanner expend a small amount of money  Fn preventing the show from blowing .  as it does on the open fieldb? The  work can be done ,when the farm  operations" are finished and winter  reigns. Any observant person knows  ttie places on which the snow will be  likely to blow off, and by erecting  some fence can probably save a piece  of land from being bare of snow.  HAUGHTON LENNOX,K.C  An Ontario Railroad Expert  the /pwnV^ Patricia,  Second ���������fl.aufrbt*r. LNike aud Duchess  of Connaught  English" lady-writer. She is exceptionally   tall,   after   the   manner   of   the  young women   of to-day;   her figure  is  well  developed  by  physical  exercise,   she   has   a   pretty   complexion,  good-features,   and,   best   of   all.   a  really   charming expression.    Those  who talk much wtih: this young Princess remark that she has a curious  half-shy   way   of   looking   up   from  under her  eyelids   when   conversing,  which many people find decidedly at-  ^active Who can wonder that directly  SS.to years of discretion there  were rumors of suitors galore for the  hand  of  so  desirable  a  royal  lady  Two   kings   are   supposed .-to. nave  placed their crowns at her .feet, but  m neither case was she in the least  'EnXted.  and  that for two  reasons.  In thelirst place she;was quite firmly  THE EARTH'S AGE  ' One o^ the most interesting results  of Professor G. F. Becker's summing  Mn nf recent investigations as to tne  .age of Uie earth is the genera, agree-.,  ment -in-the   figures   arrived   at- bj  Sfferent methods.    "These," as .Pro-  KBBor Becker says, "seem to be mutually  confirmatory,  and  to give   re-  S   which   converge  towards  some  value    near    60,000,000    or ' perhaps  5000.000 years."    And these ftgurea  " '   nach   more   nearly   to   the   t me  XwadV Lord Kelvin from physica  consideration than to the Practicauy  unlimited  period  demanded  by  some  e ilutionisfs.    One of the methods oi  estimating the age o   the earth ia b>  rtividine   the   amount  or  salt   in   ine  ocean^y that yearly cabled In by the  rivers  of  the globe,    ^/^fl  Becker   draws   attention   to   the   re,  markable fact that 200 years ago the  ?anous  astronomer Hal ley surges ed  a way of determining the age of the  earlh from the saltness of the ocean.  ������af" he said, "we determine the quan-  Uty of salt in the sea, and then some  centuries after make a second determination, we may by theTuhj of pro-  nortion take an estimate of the.wnoie  KSe' "hSein the water would acquire  the degree of saltness we at present  find in it;"   ,  Feed the Laying  Hen  The- Boultryman   ln   charge  of  thai  pouU^pedmenb made by the Mas-  ^?^ref ^o" inicut "clover  rwu^r^^abie.   Animal  jd  ''br]DOo?StnSePrde! ?e     Km^f  ffi'   Some form bf dry animal too.  U?blae satisfactory   food   for   egg   pro  .    ?��������� rt  Ik  hpst to  feed   mabn  hi  duction.    It is   best s  the ������������������nSpb?owiBgtecoiPe inactlvel  quantities-the to\ws  i -. .   fc.    |  If given  whole gram, foi   which tne ���������  mu!! scratch among the s.mw. hen,  S1nt1on^1l/^-nt   e.peri  Jis'navrbeen  made   to oetenmn  Hve ratSns. The object was to throj  Iht upon the general question as t  IhV extent to which . corn may b  sa?ely used as the principal grain fc  laying hens. Wheat has boon largel  used in comparison w'th corn lb|  first has a wide nutritive ratio an  thp latter a narrow  ratio. I  Slumming up, it is  found   that  wide  nutritive   value   has   given _ttl  ereater number of eg^s in 18 out i  SJ 86  experiments,  and   the  narro  w given  the greater  number  In   I  na������ ������'       .      _������ that   ther������   is   litti  experiments,   so   that   ���������er'- I  difference'.n the number ot eggs *r|  dUTnese   experiments   have   been   <  tbl whole6' confirmed  by   the  exPe|  ments at other stations.   The conci  Son ia that corn and corn meal m  safely   be   made   prominent  in . tl  ratSn   of  laying hens.     It  la ^4  sary, however, to use  with^ the  .ol  a liberal amount of animal food       i  TTio T>own-Trodden..  A certain battalion ��������� the Terre>  j������ possessed but a verv small ba;]  fhe commanding officer's feet ���������  ���������was a burly farmer ���������'were ��������� w  very lrrge. One day t*e buttalion v  to march out, but the music was  forthcoming.  "Where on earth is the ban  queried the adjutant.  For some time there was no rep  but when the question was repea-  a  gruff  voice   was   heard   from  .rear rank:���������  "1 do believe, sir,, the colonel t  m it by accident"  L.'B I.  .,.,!..   ..���������      VI-    ���������     .,',  ���������'������������ ���������"**  fm AfcfcMSflORD POST,  The next regular meeting of Ihu  Matsqui municipal council will be  held at Mount Lehman on Satui-  day next at 11 a. m.  A grand ball will be given in  the Maple Leaf Hall on Friday..Aug.  2nd. Mr. J. . McElroy will act as  iloor manager, and a four-piece  orchestra has been engaged. , Messrs Albert Lee, L. DeLair, J.Phibbd  and A. Everett arc the management committee.  Mr. J. E. Bla'ir <o* Vancouver was  in the town on Wednesday.,  Mr. L. McPhee to������k .a business  trip to Sumas on. Wednesday (after  noon.  Mr Dick Beynom .of New Westminster was round town on Tuesday.  Like  a Church  i ���������       ' '  Our Services are Free  Phone your Order for Picnic Lunches  =to the:  N HARDWARE  ALBERT LEE, PROPRIETOR  Mr J. Copping has recovered  from the. recent spill with the runaway colt.    Our .late public school principal  Mr McArthur is taking, advantage  of the long vacation to visit his  old heme in Brjtaca Edward Island.  Mr. Dan McGillivray. and Mr. D.  C Kenny, are about to' take a trip  north-west shortly where they.will  spend several rn.on.th9. After being residents so, long m the to.wn  they will be missed' by their numerous friends, all of whom wish  them  a  safe and happy return.  Mr. .J. McBInoyj wa;s a visitor to  Vancouver ion  Tuesday.  and the drop in the price of pota  toes. The poultry department, usually very brisk, was also quw.:.  and in tho butcher lines, the heal-  has had its effect, there being little demand for fresh meat.  tt Old potatoes have disappeared  oif the market entirely now. last  week having seen the last of them  There was a decided drop iPi the  price of new .potatoes by the aacrk.  but few were sold by the ton. Potatoes last week were offered it  $2.25 aind $2.50 per sack, although  few were sold ait this price. This,  morning splendid new potato.*  from the Boundary Bay distncc  were offered at $1.50 per sack.  This is the first season that potatoes .from'Boundary Bay have qecii  shown on the market and already  there is a go,od demand for them.  ? Lettuce which last week sold 3  M,  Sp.���������-  repc,  *>..  ^1^^^-^-  iness is humming. J remaining the same at fuo*  cents per pound, and no change m  IOC  ��������������������������� 115c  .:-.l!bc  -$2.50  SMALL* FiRTJITS-  Rhubarb, per bunch  White currants, 2 'boxes    Red currants, 2 boxes    Red 'raspberries, per crate .  EGGS AND BUTTERr-    ������  Eggs, retail, per doz.'.-- ,35c to I0c  BKB8, wholesale, ���������������������������-���������- 30c toitfc  Butter, retail, per lb.'���������������������������'-.���������;35c to 40c  Honey, per comb, --:: "c  WHOLESALE MEAT-  Veal    ��������� ��������� 13tftoi4Q  Pork, per lb,  -.;  ������J*C  Mutton, per lb.  ���������  jf-  Lamb, per lb.  loC  RETAIL   MEATS-  Beef, best rib roast   15c "to 18c  "    ,  ,  .���������         .:..ni8c to 22c  Beef, loin    Beef, round steak ���������������������������/���������; ������������c  Boiling beef  :  Wc to Uc  Beef,   pot  roast  -"   "  Veal   15it0 f  Pork         18c  t0 20li  ' iiOc  " .QUALITY is the First' Thing you Want  PRICE-That's the next thing you want to know is  right.   This is the store where it is believed- fair to  charge only a fair price. Do you want to purchase a  Bean rDAPl/    Churns of  Butter      L,KVJ^FV   All Kinds  Builder's Supplies, Hardware,   Sashes and Doors,  or perhaps sitting room chairs.   Try  Hardware and Furniture  After a few days spent in vis^  it'mg friends, at Ferndale, Wash.,  Mrs. Elliott returned home Tuesday.   :���������  Every Wednesday evening at the  Maple Leaf  Hall,  Mi'. Keogh'tfiil  put   on   a    moving   picture   show.  . Alter the pictures the hall will be  cleared and   a  dance given.   ������  HIGH  SCHOOL  EXAMS  Sugar   eured  bacon  cities. . The problem of housing the  ious .one..in   view  of the  inrush.  The cement, shortage, however, is  not proving  a,serious obstacle to  building -construction.   Recent  oil  gas and day-developments, in this  section have begun to emphasize  Calgary's future as a manufacturing and industrial centre; although  the possibilities for lucrative profits in real.estate are not being overlooked., Sixteen   millionaires ane  now   numbered   among   Calgary's  citizens,, arid, the -majority of .the  sixteen are said tor have extensive  land holdings which are steadily  ncreasing in value.  The fallowing is a list of successful pupils in the High School  examinations  from   Fraser   Valley  points.  Abbotsio.d Superior School -  Preliminary course, junior ^rade.  maximum marks, 1000; number of  candidates, 6, passed 4- Gillen.  Robert D., 700;.Gillen, John, 593,  Nelson, Selma, 546; Parton, Dorothy,  JVL,   543.  Advanced course,  Junior  Grade;  maximum marks,  1000;  number of  candidates  2,  passed  2-Alder,   E  Dorothy, U-iO; Trethewey. P. Emma,  510.  WILL   POPULATE   MANITOBA  Winnipeg,   Man.,   July   25���������That  .advertising  is  the  sesame  to, the  immigration problem  of the Canadian West, especially in reference  to the  matter of bringing  in  tiu*  more desirable and energetic, cla*  ser of .newcomers, is the viewfoii-  ibly advocated by immigration com  missioner   Bruce   Walker   of   this  city.   In  a  public address the com  missioner said:    "Every    business  man  who. is progressive and successful has come to realize the full  value of advertising, and it will bo  just as valuable in our line as in  any other.   And if we have faith  in  advertising,  we  must put  our  fliands in our pockets and pay, for  it.   We  must  advertise  especiallj  for the tiller of the soil; next for  his hired man'; anid third far thu  capitalist.   We want to show these  people where they can,'get into a  land., upon  which  they can  grow  something besides the cactus and  the mortgage."   About 1000 copies  pi the new booklet of the Million  for Manitoba  are  now being  distributed. ' ' ���������  THE MARKET.  green peas, at ' fjve, pounds for  twenty-five cents. ' Cucumbers  which were sold Last week at tweu -  ty-five cents each, were down to  ten' cents a (piece, and there was a  good showing of Lulu Island Lorn-  toes at twenty cents a pound.  ' The demand f.or small fruits, inT  eluding raspberries and red and  white currants, exceeded the supply, and'everything in this line was  sold at half past ten o'clock. Currants were sold at two boxes tor  twenty-five cents, and raspberries  were sold at $$.50 and 3.00 per  ciate.  There was a good showing of  rhubarb, which was offered at t������n  cents a bunch, but there was 'iq  demand and little was sold, it ap.  parently being too late in the season. Green onions made their ap*  peaTance, and were offered at two  bunches for five cents.  There   was   np   change   in   the  price of eggs, and butter remained  the same at 35 and 40 cents, a  lb;  Throughout   the   meat  depart-,  ment, also, prices remained the same  as last week, and although quieter  than  usual   a   go<od  business was,  tiansacted.     There   was   a   goocj  demand for fish, and although the  canners are still paying   a record  price, sockeyes were sold this morn  ing alt two pounds for twenty-fjve  cents and spring salmon the same,  ;  The farmer** are evidently hold*  ing back their poultry for fall Bale,  amd although there was   a  showing   of  hens, broilers   and  ducks,  there were no pullets offered. There  were  a  number of turkeys on tho  market  this morning which wcrtf  held  at 35 cents per pouncil U\v  weight.  Tn������-- following prices were qaju-  eu:  POULTRY-i  Young birds, per doz,   V to I*  Broilers, per doz.  ��������� $3.   to $\  Poultry, live weight  17c to 1'Ji:  Ducks, per doz.,  $8 to $8.50  Ducks per lb. ������������������ '  Wc  VEGETABLES���������  New potatoes, per sack   $1.50  New potatoes, 12 lbs. for  26c  Lettuce, 2 bunches tax  ������������������������������������������������������ 5c  1 Cabbage, per lb.  -������������������  4c  | Green peas, 4 lbs for   -tic  Mint, per bunch��������� ������������������������������������������  5c  Sugar.cured corn pork -15cto20c  Mutton  ������������������������������������; ���������  ": J~  Dressed  chicken,  lb.     -*01-  Homemade pork sausage, lb 20c  halted pigs' heads per lb   &c  Pickled pigs? feet, lb. : 10c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb.   15c  Sugar cured hog's' heads, per lb 5c  Painting, Sign Writinj  , General repair work  J.,E. PARTON  Abbotsford __" &��������� c  ; Good Storage Room for  . Furniture.  Sugar cured pigs' feet, lb.,   ������c  Sugar cured corn beef, lb. ,10c to 12c  Pure lard  ��������� ���������- ���������   16c  FISH-  Salmon, red spring ��������� -  15c  Salmon, .white     8^  Sturgeon    : : '     *���������  Halibut.   ;  10c  FRUIT GROWERS PLEASED   ,.  Elko,  B. C,  July -25th-A  daily  mail service for Elko has now been  put in operation by.the Great North  ern in .competition "with'"a   similar  service of  the C. P.  R. in  effect  for same time past.   This move o!  the Great Northern.' is regarded as  a   timely  recognition   of   the  increasing importance of the district  as   a  production and distributing  centre for   a   wide extent of,territory.   Situated <as   it   is , within  18  miles  of Fernie,  and  only 155  miles' west of Lethbridge, besiaes  being in the heart of  a rich fruit  growing and mining region, Elko  has recently attracted widespread  attention on the part of capitalists  and investors, who have been.chief  ly impressed   with   present rapid  increase in values throughout the  district.   Elko -tout... growers   express special satisfaction with the  move of the railway officials. Fruit  farming  and  Semi-ready  Tailored Suits  SOLD at the ������ame price e-rerywhere la  Canada-th������ name in the pocket.   -  ttai for umplei ol $20 "KIoe'j Own"  terse and $15 Britain! loom -alto atrl* ���������  book.  A������k the clothier in jrour town or write.  dliecl-Semi-readr, Limited, Montreal.  Thomas & McBain, Vancouver, B. C  ANTED  Reliable men wifli Bellingt,,abihty  and.some-knowledge of the lruit  business or Nursery Stock, to ra-  present us,in British Columbia a*  local, and general agents.  Liberal inducements and permanent position for the right men.  Write   for   full  particulars.  STONE & WELLINGTON  The Fonthill Nurseries.  (Established !83Y)  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Pihone Comraetion       Mission City  WANTED FARM 4LAND-Ia exchange for toy $1150.00 .equity in.  Vancouver lots,. Act quickly for  a   snap.   R. A. Cooper, Clayburn  .   B.C. A-26'  HARRON BROS.  Embalmers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,. Office  and  chapel   1-034 Granville St?, Phone 3486  Horth Vancouver, . Office and  Chapel-rll6 2nd St. Phone 131.  STRAYED���������Red yearling heifer onto my place on 3rd lMarcK  O svn-  er can have same by paying expenses,   W. L. Barrett, old Campbell piace, Oeairbrootk Road.  NOTICE.  When next your watch needs: at-  have   been   greatly   stimulated   in   Abjotjfor  The holiday season is evidently  "     >. having its effect an the market lor  '       trading in most lines was very4u,������ef;;  today. '-,The^-i^Bt.;notabye;?.fejri^e������^  were  th&&ew^'$ov$^ -.-  -���������;���������;   .���������:'���������}��������������������������� ^���������''���������^A^^p^^mi>/]^^^M^r  ^���������~  ,. ���������J SCjT-i*!*   ,!.    , ���������     iS3>   "���������';>:' s, - ���������''^VwaiiBaa^iu'Mii^MimujmiM  Tomatoes, per lb. -  Cucumbers, each ��������� ���������  Beetfc;, per bunch -  Carrclts, per bunch,  ya'uifo*wer> 2 for ���������  ^'r^e|^3ions, 2 bunches ���������  2dc  10c  be  ��������� 5c  10c  ��������� be  recent weeks by the arrival oif a  large number of fruit growers from  West .Kootenay and the United  States. The fact tihat the district  is served by three; lines Ojf railway  is proving a strong drawing card,  while it is also pointed out that  the Elko fruit gnawing district is  in closer proximity to the best Alberta markets than any of the other producing 'districts of British  Columbia.  AMERICAN INRUSH CONTINUES  Calgary, Alta., July, 25.���������An influx of not less than half a million  Americans per annum into Canada  for the next fivei ye^ris is the prediction being freely circulated by  well infiormed authorities in thta  part of the West in view iof the recently announced railway vcp.u-  struction programme's and develop'  ment plans of the leading Western  loteated in Clark'a Genta'Purnish-  inff store.  For the Residence,  Store or Office.  Haying disposed of mv. businejs  in:Abbotsford, all accounts- owing  must be paid at once to me.   All  accounts against me should be  rendered without delay and they  will receive my immediate attention.  M������. L. McPHEE,  Office of the "Abbotsford Post."  Power  For Factories and  Industrial Plants  Convenience      Comfort      Economy  Attention will be given to all applications lor service from our lines.  Addres^ all enquiries to  Light and Power Department  ���������  ���������' Holden Block, Vancouver.  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