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The Abbotsford Post 1913-05-23

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 ,( J  I.  iJuk  (U  ri S  ^-���������^uicuo/,;  AVl'l  OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE GRAND LOYAL ORDER OF BOOSTERS  Vol. VII., No. 2.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C, FRIDAY, "May 23, 1913  '$1.00 PER' YEAR  Store  A Good Tea that continues  Good is a Good Tea  to Continue By  Sunbeam Tea is that kind  of T  ea  Blended and packed expressly for my own trade.  f������**|#������|*������**J*#$*#$**������*������J**$*������$M^!������!������^������^  pong  '9  Our selection of Canned Fruits and Vegetables and the best on the market.  mamfaafmmKmmwmmnmncnmMaKntt  V  ^  aldergrove leads  in marketing question  Aldergrove appears to be one of the  progressive towns of the Fraser Valley  and deserves credit for. the manner in  which it has taken up the marketing  question. Three meetings have'already  been held and the organization is now  pretty /well under way. An effort is  being made to create marketing distributing points like Victoria, Vancouver and New 'Westminster, to which  produce can be forwarded'and handled  by,those in charge. These centres may  also control thejkind.of produce certain  districts shall raise so as not to glut  the market.  ' The following is a report of the  meeting. Mr. Warner address the  gathering. The meeting, he said, appointed delegates to urge on the Provincial government to-organize the farmers in their respective districts  through an appointed agent. He also  referred to New Zealand and the bane-  fit the producers derived from its government' organization and asked why  we cannot have the same. Reeve-Poppy, who presided, followed in the same  -straiii"emphasi^i������g^the- need;of organization by the government so as to encourage the farmer. ' .  Forms were then distributed to those  present asking the number of shares, at,  $5 per share, they were prepared' .to  take, after which the managing committee retired to prepare a statement,  of the number taken which was found  to be 362, representing $1810.  It was felt that this amount was .inadequate and that steps should be taken to secure the names of others interested, but absent, and that a report  should be brought in at an adjourned  meeting to be held on Thursday, May  29, when the matter would come up for  final settlement. This motion carried  and the meeting, after thanking Mr.  iJoppy for presiding and Mr. A. West-  land for- the unwearied interest he  takes in .the enterprise dispersed to  meet in the same hall and at 8 p.m. on  Thursday, May 29.  The secretary then read to those  present on behalf of Mr. A. K. Goldsmith, secretary to the Farmers' Institute, the folowing communication:  "Sir���������The superintendent of immigration desires to secure the actual  experiences of successful British Columbia farmers in short, pithy letters,  showing how from small beginnings  they have established comfortable  homes for their families and are making fair profits on their capital and personal exertions.  "It is desirable that the writers  should state their previous occupations  da'te of arrival in British Columbia, as  well as what they have accomplished.  "These letters are to be used in the  immigration bulletins and pamphlets  published by the Dominion and Provincial authorities, and should prove a  most effectual style of advertising.  "I would therefore request you to  bring this proposal prominently before  the members of your J institute, emphasizing its importance to your district as well as to the whole Province.  "Would you be good enough to inform me how the matter is received by  your members and what results 1 may  expect.  ���������'Yours truly,  "FRANK I. CLARKE, Secy."  MUNICIPAL   OFFICERS  Preliminary  Meeting  with   a  View lo  Organizing Municipal Servants Is    .  Well Attended.  A meeting of municipal clerks, treasurers, assessors, collectors and accountants was held in the Board of  ' Trade rooms, New Westminster, on  Saturday evening for the purpose of  forming a municipal officers' association. ,The atenrlance was exceedingly  good for a preliminary meeting, a dozen representatives showing up, many  others being unable to attend on account of council meetings, other engagements and the inability of some to  return to their homes on Saturday  night. ,  These disabilities mav be- avoided  by holding meetings in' the afternoon,  possibly on a Friday. Mr. MacKay,  treasurer of New Westminster, was  voted to the chair, and, Mr. Griffin, assessor and collector for Burnaby, as  secretary of the' meeting, the latter,,  with other officials ,of Burnaby, being  largely instrumental in the inauguration of the movement. As no munici-.  pal staff officials' organization exists  in the province, it was thought inadvisable to circumscribe the name, top  much. It was therefore suggested that  the name be "The Municipal Officials'  Organization of British Columbia." A  committee was named with Mr. Moore,  municipal clerk of Burnaby, as chairman, to draft a constitution and other  organization suggestions.  From remarks by Mr. Wilson of  Richmond; Mr. West, of South Vancouver; Mr. Farmer, of North Vancouver; Mr. Gibson, of Matsqui; Mr.  Broad, of New Westminster, and others, it developed that the practical usefulness and urgent need of such an organization was much more evident  than even the promoters may have  anticipated. The success of the movement seemed asured.  While the Union of Municipalities is  doing a splendid work on proper lines,  that body 'handles- legislature and  more .general questions, and may not  have the time or opportunity to go  into details. The municipal officers in  their various positions are continually  up against questions which, although  of great importance, are largely questions which do not touch the -legislature and controlling bodies as it does  the official staff. The organization of  the latter, therefore, should be a great  help and rounding out of municipal education to thc betterment of all concerned.  FARMERS SilOULD  FORjyRSlZATION  ��������� All over the province atthe present  time there is the cry ,to organize for  the purpose of having the products of  the province sold in the home markets, and shutting put the' products of  foreign countries. Millions of, dollars,  are imported into B. C. every year and  yet at the same time the B. C. products are rotting on the ground. , The  farmers and fruit growers suffer in  consequence. At the commission held  here several weeks ago it was shown  to the commission that a farmer could  carry on_ mixed farming- on ten acres  and make it pay. Instances were  brought to the 'attention of the commissioners. Now one of the commissioners comes forward with the statement as follows:  Mr.   S.   H.   Shannon   of .Cloverdale,  one of the members of the Agricultural Commission, while on his way home  Saturday said that the commissioners  had received much important information in regard to fanning conditions in  the Fraser River Valley as the result  of the recent sittings.    There was no  ���������doubt that-today many of-the farmers',  in the  district were confronted with  adverse   conditions, ��������� but* he   believed  many'of these would be removed.   He''  pointed out that' a mistake was being  made in  some parts of the province'  in the ambition to grow fruit instead  of   pursuing   mixed   farming.     Some  parts of the province could not be ex-,  celled for fruit growing,'but it was a  mistake, he declared, to presume that  the  entire  province was "'adapted  for  fruit.    He    believed    that   improved  transportation facilities and co-operation among the farmers .'would result  in much improved conditions, and he  hoped to see provincial-grown fruit receive  the  preference  from city   consumers.  OBITUARY  Th death occurred recently of Mrs.  M. McNeil at the advanced ago of 75  years. The deceased lady was a native of Scotland, but came to Canada  with the early settlers and with .her  husband settled in Ontario. Mr. McNeil was called to the Great Beyond  some seven years ago and tlie aged  mother and two sons journeyed to the  west, eventually settling in Abbotsford, where they have resided for the  past two years. One son and two  married daughters are still living in  the east.  Mr. H. Campbell of Kamloops spent,  several days in town the guest of his  brother, Mr, W. M. Campbell, our local  jeweller.  FOOTBALL  DANCE  The promoters of good, clean sport  are always assured of assistance in  AbbotoL'ord. This was exemplified by  the appreciative audience which pat-,  ronized the concert and dance given  by the Lacrosse Club on Friday night  last.  The energetic committee had a fine  programme prepared, thc following artistes contributing.  After this enjoyable musical feast,  the floor was cleared, and dancing  was then the order of the evening.  Everett's orchestra, which by the  way is now one of the most popular  orchestras in the Valley, having recently been strengthened by the addition of several new members, furnished the "gladsome noise" that  made one and all feel as if they were  stepping on feathers.  Mrs. Clarke, Miss Ailwood, Messrs.  Fennpre,'Hammond, Blair, Hill Tout.  Accompanists���������;Miais Henderson and  Mr. Blair.  Mr. Blair, the latest acquisition to  Abbotsford's musical circles, made a  decided hit with the audience, while  encores were given all the other performers. .  Messrs. Liddle and Morrison, who  had charge of the arrangements, are  to be congratulated on the success in  which the entertainment was aarried  through.  %'���������.������  '' "1   ��������� ���������'���������'-IV  f    J'  fi ���������riv.-i..>������; .Aitjiiwiiit'j.!?*:1,3-tV  I:  Tjra?  If*'!?.-. ffHB ABBOTSFORD POST,      ABBOTSFORD, B. C������  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company..  A weekly. Jouriial devoted to the interests of Abbotsford.and  surrounding district.  ���������    Advertising rates made known on application. ������' (  LEGAL'ADVERTISING���������12 cents' per line for first insertion,  and 8 cents aline for all subsequent consecutive insertions.  Our Shibboleth���������Neither for nor agin the Government.  -M  Friday, May 23, 1913  Tho Borden government deserves credit for having clipped the  wings qF the employm'ciU agent whose apparent duty has been in  the past to impose upon those seeking employment in unskilled labor.  In order to protect those seeking employment from companies,  firms or persons carrying on thc business ol.Mntellige.nce offices, or  employment or labor agencies in Canada an Order-in-Council has  been passed marking out the straight and narrow path that such  agents must follow.. The following are some of the most important,  clauses:.   . ���������    , ,   > :- i 't^i^MM^&^M  ."No person* firm or company engaged in an intelligence office,  or employment or labour agency business shall by advertisement,  letter, poster, verbal communication or otherwise make false representations to any immigrant seeking employment as to opportunities, or conditions of employment, with any employer in Canada.  *'Every holder of a license under these regulations shall in  books provided for that purpose keep the,following records of his  business, viz., the full name and address in Canada, and home address, if any elsewhere, of every immigrant' with whom the holder  has dealings: the port and date of the immigrant's arrival in Canada; the name of the steamship or railway by which the immigrant  has come to*Canada; the name and address of the immigrant's next  of kin; together with the name and address of the employer for  whom the immigrant is engaged; the nature of the work to be performed; the rate of wages to be paid* the rate of board, all decluc-'  tions from wages, and other terms of engagement.  "The employment fee .chargeable by intelligence offices,, employment or labour agencies for their ^services in securing employment for an immigrant shall not in' any case exceed the sum of $1.00,  and such fee shall be refunded in case the immigrant is1 unable immediately upon, arrival at the place where' the work was represented ���������  to be, secure the. promised employment at the wages and upon the  terms represented at time of payment of fee."  B. 0. IS DIFFERENT.  This province of British Columbia is not like the provinces of the-  east. It is not of the Canada most Canadians know. This is not  Ontario with'its complacent opinion of itself; not Quebec, with its  tarnished battlements. There is no city here like St. John or  Halifax, nor peaceful landscapes like that of Prince Edward Island,  the Dreamer in the Gulf. Nor is it western as Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are western. It has traditions of its own and a  destiny of its own, within thc Federation. Its history" does not  begin so much with Columbus and Cabot as with gaunt Siberian  adventurers storm-driven upon, this coast while in pursuit of the  sea-otter; with arrogant Spanish -commanders sailing gallantly  northward from the Spanish main; with red-cheeked English navigators and lean Yankee skippers feeling out its coast-line through  fogs and snowstorms, and with the grim Mackenzie crawling laboriously over the mountains from the plain to find more fur for the  Great Company. Our Family Compact troubles did not greatly concern British Columbia. Our eastern Canadian pioneering, our constitutional struggles, and our little affair of 1812 did not much interest that province. It has a history of its owrn. It stands alone,  as it stood when the other provinces entered Confederation.  And it has a destiny of its own. This province will not follow  but will lead. It faces west; the others face east. They face the  motherland and the morning sun; this country faces strange peoples,  possible enemies, and the setting sun. It may be that some of the  other provinces in this Confederation may yet turn and face the  sunset over the shoulder of this greater province. But that is in  the future, together with all the great possibilities of this land.���������  Globe.  WOULD  ABOLISH   "CASE   COUNT.  That the system known as the "case  count"-which has prevailed in the egg  trade for a number of years provides  no discrimination whatever, and that  under it the producer, with no reflection on the men, is not encouraged to  market an article of high quality, was  the decision come to yesterday afternoon in the rooms of the Board of  Trade at a largely attended meeting  of the egg trade of the Pronvices ot  Ontario and Quebec. The remedy for  this state of affairs was suggested as  taking the form of an Eggs Marks  Act, similar to, the act governing fruit.  The formation of a new produce association was also proposed.  Determining means whereby consumers and merchants could be protected against the marketing of stale  and rotten eggs was the primary object o,f the meeting. Under the present system when bad eggs are found  in the cases there is no recourse for  die dealer to take, and the opinion of  the meeting was that the "case count"  ���������where a flat rate is quoted, stale and  bad eggs commanding just as high a  price as those of the highest grade���������  is equivalent to placing a premium on  careless and dilatory methods in the  production and care of this product.  Moreover, it was.pointed out that.the  country storekeepers received no encouragement, to market an article ot  high quality.  The opinion was ��������� unanimous that  legislation should bo secured to prevent the sale of such products and full  approval was given to the proposal to  adopt a new system whereby clue discrimination should be' made between  good and bad eggs. The following  resolutions were unanimously adopted:  "Resolved, That it is the consensus  of opinion of those assembled'in this  meeting that thc greatest need of tho  .Canadian egg trade at the present time  is the the Federal Parliament of an,Egg Marks Act, similar to  the Fruit Marks'Act; such, act to  make unlawful the buying, selling or  trading in rotten eggs and to include  such other regulations as may be  thought advisable to promote the best  interests  of all concerned.  "Resolved, That the egg dealers  assembled here unanimously approve  of the proposal to change on .'June 1,  1.913, from the present system of buying eggs to a system of buying only  on the basis of quality, and further,  we disapprove of paying for any rotten eggs in our .receipts after that  date.  "Resolved, That the chairman ap--'  point a committee to draft a constitution and to take steps in conjunction  with the trade in other provinces to  form an association to be known as  'The Canadian, Produce Association,'  with a view to bringing together the  city and county wholesale produce,  dealers, and further, that a meeting  be called in Toronto at an early date  to give effect to this resolution."   :  Representing the Federal and Provincial Governments, the following officials attended at the request of the  trade: Mr. W. A. Brown, Live Stock  Department, Ottawa;.M. J. II. Hare,'  Live Stock Department', Ottawa; Mr.  F. C. Elford, poultry manager, Experimental Farm, Ottawa, and Prof. W. R.  Graham, of Guelph. ���������  The efficacy and the imperative  need of a system of payment based  upon quality was. set forth by these  speakers. Their proposal was followed by continued and animated discussion, but through it all it was clear  that the majority of the meeting was  heartily in sympathy with this or any  other measure that would enable the  producers and handlers of this product  to curtail, or if possible, entirely eliminate the enormous and needless loss  due to the marketing of bad and deteriorated eggs.  It was further pointed out by certain members present that it would  certainly be unwise not to take advantage of the experience gained by  a number of the States, notably Kansas and Michigan. "What was proposed  at the meeting had already been  worked out in a practical way in these  States, with the result of very greatly  conserving this valuable product by  eliminating needless , loss and thus  making the poultry, enterprise more  remunerative.for the producer and the  price of the product cheaper and its  quality more dependable for the consumer.  EXTENDS CONDOLENCE  Abbotsford, B.C., May 3, 1913.  At the regular monthly meeting of  the L. O. L. 18G7, it was unanimously  resolved that the members of the  Lodge convey to Bro. Walter Wells  and his family its sincere sympathy in  their sorrow and loss in the death of  their little child and commend them  to the sympathy and keep of our  Heavenly Father who doeth all things  well. ���������   "  Signed in behalf of the Brethren of  L. 0. L. 1867.  Per S. J. BATES.  ULLING  on  your boot straps  will not get you very far.  ��������� '      '    , .  Buy a set of  ������ ������arness  B. J GERNAEY,   Abbotsford, B. C,  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & McKENZIE  \.  ^E  SCSSS  =c  M  Ti  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday, of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities" and cheap power  or. information regarding the farm and fruit-lands of  W. the district, and industries already established,.       J)  IF YOU   WANT   THE  BEST  Town Lots  or  Suburban  Property.  Every Lot a choice one.  The Prices are the most  reasonable  to be obtained anywhere in town.  c  c^aiium  (<4^^.$^.$,.^4^������W'*W'**^*+*-K������K"^^  ::  t  'A  *���������  e  mmmer rashions   1913 STYLES   A choice selection of goods to choose from  '3:  Practical Ladies' and Men's  Tailors  '������������������5i*i  ���������;/���������  ������������������;%-,  ���������^-A������^r7rW*7.TflW&^'-VV*'''^ %ffli A:6kdvl$6fct> jFd3i\    ABflOTSflORfl, d &t  ������<?������{*'  i f <t  ,,,..-;  SWC  Hcrcra  sms:  Infants sandals, size 1 to 3 1-2, per pair ���������  Child's sandals, size 4 to 7 1-2, per pair  Child's sandals,,size 8 to 10 1-2, per pair  Better Quality - -  75c  85c  1.00  Child's Sandals, size 3 to 8, per pair. $1.15  Child's sandals, size 8 1-2 to II, per pair 1.40  Youth's sandals, size II1-2 to 13 1-2, per pair 1.60  Boys' sandals, size 1 to 5 1-2, per pair 1.60  The only thing for Children  during warm weather  Abbotsford  ������a������:  :6B0������  ������  .ABBOTSFORD; B.Ci  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the, best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER  DAY  A. J, HENDERSON '& SONS  ������sas  \  PROPRIETORS  =0090  Beets, per sack $1.00  Carrots, per sack 75c  Cabbage, wholesale, lb iy2 to 2c  Cabbage, per head ...,10c to, 15c  Onions, per sack:: : ...'. ...$1.2t>  Jelery, per crate   $1.50  Turnips, per sack.... ..60c  Parsnips  ���������...; 50c  Small Fruits.  Apples, per box ....' :.$l-to $1.2  Apples,   5   lbs : 25c  Pears, per box .'.' $1.00  Eggs and Butter'  Duck eggs, doz  35c to 40c  Young birds., per dozen.... $6 to.$8  Butter, retail,' per lb.   35c to 40c'  Honey, per comb ;  25c  Wholesale Meat,  Pork, per lb.... :..13c to 13Vic  Lamb, per lb  12 l-2c  Mutton, por lb.:. 12Vic to 13c  Retail Meats.  Beef, best rib .roasts  ....  20c to 22c  Beef, loin   2Gc to* 27c  Beef, round steak   20c to 25c  Boiling beef    .'. ;.. '14c  Beef, short loin  .'...'   28c  Beef, post roast   18c  Pork. ...,20c  to 25c  Mutton . .���������    :  20c to 22 l-2c  Sugar cured corned pork..:...... 20c  Homemade pork sausagge, lb 20c  Salted pigs' head, lb :....: 8c  Pickled "pigs' shanks, lb.! 10c  Pickled pigs' shanks, lb' 15c  Sugar cured hogs'^keads, lb '. 8c  Sugar cured corned beef, lb 15c  Pure lard '. 15c  Sugar cured bacon 20c  Fish.  Salmon, cohoes  i5c, 2 for 25c  Steelhead salmon, per lb '.. 15c  Sturgeon  ���������..'. .':'. .....15c  Halibut .' .' 10c  Smelts 10c  Oolichans, per lb.-  10c  Cod, per lb ':.  10c  Salmon; frozen, per lb :  15c  Halibut, per lb .'.-:  12 l-2c  Spring salmon, red,, lb .,��������� 20c  Spring salmon, white, lb 15c  CENTRAL  SELLING  AGENCY,   ��������� )  \  FOOTBALL.  A,  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Heef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Weinies  andiBalogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  MARKET  DAY  Cucumbers, grown under glass, made  their appearance on the market this  morning. Of uniform size, the supply  available was quickly disposed of, 20  cents apiece being asked by the vendors. Rhubarb was offered in large  quantities at 10 cents for each bunch.  Favored by the fine weather, a large  attendance gathered, and the briskness of trade which characterized last  week's market was equalled, if not  surpassed, this morning.  Eggs and butter prices both remained stationary at 35 cents per dozen  and 40 cents per pound respectively.  Duck and turkey eggs for hatching  were on offer a,t the usual prices.  A fine showing of plants, for bedding purposes, featured the floral section, due to the fact that for the past  month, these stalls have been the best  patronized portion of the market. This  morning the vendors had a difficult  task attending the numerous customers surrounding their wares.  Cabbage and tomato plants were in  great demand, the former selling at  two dozen fo;r 25 cents,'while for the  latter 25 cents per dozen was asked.  Petunia  and  pansy  plants  also  met  with a ready sale, pansies bringing. 25  cents for four roots.  In .the fish section the disappearance of oolichans was the only feature  worthy of no,tc. Last week's prices  held this morning for other classes.  Spring lamb was offered in the meat  stalls, fore quarter at 23 to 25 cents  per lb.;' and hind quarters at 30 to 35  cents.  Vegetable prices continue depressed  with no prospect of change. Potatoes  were on sale at fifty cents per sack,  with practically no sale.  Eggs 30c to 35c  Eggs, wholesale,' doz 25c to 27c  Hatching egg^, doz :.  50c to $1  Eggs, duck, per dozen ........ 35c to 40c  Chickens, per dozen...... ..'.$12 to $13.  Pullets, per dozen  .. ...$12 to $15  Young birds, per dozen  ,..$6 to $8  Broilers, per dozen -$4 to $t>  Poultry, live weight ............ 20c to 23c  Ducks, per doz.  : ::...���������>$12 to $24  Duck's, per lb. '.. ........ 20c to 22c  Poultry, dressed* per lb.............. 30c  Turkey, per lb. live weight.. 33c tolEc  Geese, per lb. live weight.... 20c to 23c  Turkey, dressed, per lb. 40c  Geese, dressed, per lb 23c to 25c  . Vegetables  Potatoes, per ton ..$8 to $12  . The Abbottsford football team failed  to land the Haddad Cup from their opponents, the Langley -team/on Saturday, when tBey were "defeated''4" goals  to nil. Langley is now. the ;proud possessor, of the cup. A-few weeks ago  the same/team/*defeated the Abbotsford boys for the Chapman "Cup. -This  closes the football'��������� season till Labor  Day when'the recently organized Clay.-  burn team will battle' with Coquitlam  at .Mission City. forythe much* prized  Pakengham Cup, emblematic of the  championship of the Valley. ���������  Tl\e 'committee appointed by the  Okanagan Central',' Selling Agency to  draw, up a constitution has now completed its work. It is proposed that  the agency incorporate under the  "Companies Act" with' a head office at  Vernon. A board of eleven directors  is proposed, two each from Armstrong,  Kelowna and Vernon and one each  from Enderby, Poacliland, Penticton,  Salmon Arm, and Summerland. The  two most important resolutions "passed  were: Oh policy "That the policy of  the Central Selling Agency' shall be to  get tho fruit and produce of its-affiliated associations, operating on a cooperative basis, as quickly and directly  as possible from ��������� the grower to the  consumer, and to this end such meth-  .ods and plans as circumstances and  experience hall warrant be adopted,  but that for the present we have our  own representatives or agencies in  selling centres with a view to pushing  the sale of our own goods, and looking,  after our own interests,"  And on ��������� co-operaUoii: "That this  company operate upon a co-operative  system, ,-and  secure  to  all   producers  SOME APHORISMS ABOUT CANADA'  who arc members of the local association a share'In tbu profits of the company 'it proportion to the value of the  produce supplied by thorn, after a dlv-  ident upon tho capital stock,- not exceeding six per cent., has been "paid,  but it'will be allowable for the .central  company to reta'n ��������� as<a reserve fund  such amounts as may be .decided on  by the directors, not ��������� exceeding : five  per cent, per .annum of the valuejiifor  such business as may be agreed upon,  mid euch money shall'be considered a  loan from the growersjand interest at  l' per cent, shall be paid to''them  according to tho amount deductedfrom  their shipments, and the principal  amount shall be paid within.-Uh'ree  years." '  With regard to pooling'the delegates  recommended shall be thepol-  icy of tho central agency, to pool all  fruits and vegetables of like grades,  sizes and varieties in-like packages,  marketed through the Central Agency.  Pools to extend over such tinif. ns maybe agreed upon in order that all mav  share in the distribution of as large a"  tonnage as possible, thus^securing an  equitable distribution of the proceeds  derived from sales.  The Average Canadian Works Hard  and   Says   Nothing   About   It  Under the title "Shall I Go to  Canada?���������An English Journalist's Impressions," the articles in the Daily  Mail, written by Hamilton Fyfe, special  correspondent of that journal, have,  after revision, been reprinted in sixpenny book ��������� form. Mr. Fyfe has a  vivid power of description, and the  articles deal in graphic fashion with  his impressions, which embrace Canadian life from Montreal to Vancouver,  and which were gathered on more than  one journey. Some of Mr. Pyfe's  aphorisms are particularly strong.  For instance: ' '  "Ontario calls the Maritime Provinces sleepy,, and .Winnipeg humorously pretends to think they are dead."  .. "An American sticks up all round  his office little maxims such as 'Do It  Now,' 'Am I Here For, My Health?'  'Tomorrow* Never Comes.' Then he  lights a cigar, puts his feet on' the  table, looks round contentedly- and  thinks' he is -busy. The Canadian  works' hard and says - little about it.  He shows his good sense also by hav  ���������   COME to Mission City en Labor Day,  September 8th.  WHY CANADA TRUSTS BORDEN  Because Borden is a . man of his  word.  Because he has m^,de the first' real  effort to come to the aid of the motherland in naval defence,  Because he stands for honesty, integrity   in   administration,    and,", for  cleanness in public affairs.   "   ,'    >- ���������'  Because he ' believes in the .all-  square deal to all classes of the com-  munty, irrespective of ���������consideration  of race or religion. '-  Because he has carried out a great  deal more pledges in the fifteen  months he has been in power than  Laurie'r did in the fifteen years in  which he occupied the position' of  Prime Minister of Canada.  Because he is not always talking  ot Canadian "autonomy" as if it were  something to be guarded against''^the  risk of being kidnapped. \  Because he is a Canadian first, last  and   all  the  time,   and  believes  that  this great Dominion can best work out,  her  destiny  as a  free  nation ��������� within  the Empire, and not as an "adjunct"  ing no use for the American-style ofl-of the United States.  which, can   foist   any  lie      Because he is British  to the', core;  A man without an aim in life is like  a dog that has no wag���������in his-.tail.  After the wedding tour .comes the  lecture tour.  "Occasionally you meet men as intelligent as yourself.  Few of us.want the things that are  to be had for the asking.  Some men use up a lot of time regretting the years they have wasted.  Every time a man loses' money he  loses a little more confidence in humanity.  Anyway, an old bachelor doesn't  have to stand for a lot of relatives-  in-law.  If you would pose as a cynic, all you  have to do is to put the lid on your  sentiment and nail it down.  The man who gambles . in wheat  may make a poor breadwinner.  In after years a man strikes many  a trail that looks familiar.  What a lot of unkind kicks the average man has coming to him.  On ostrich can eat tacks, but it can't  lay a v carpet.  Many a man's interest in a woman  is confined to ..wondering w,hat fool  thing she will do next.  A man's children are nearly always  well trained���������if his wife does it.  There are men who make a specialty of telling tho truth to the highest  bidder.     ' '.  After a woman makes up her mind  she does something else.  Proposing by mail is as unsatisfactory as kissing a girl through a knothole in a board fence.  newspaper,  upon the public for a few days by giving it a five-inch letter heading across'  the front page."  "The very fact that-any evil is of  American origin is enough to make it  unpopular- almost everywhere, in  Toronto above all."  "A board of trade, I ^should explain,  is a society composed of business  men; their object is to assist business,  not to hinder it as our government  board of trade does."  "One becomes sceptical about population in Western Canada. One asks,  'How many people are there there?'  One's informant takes a deep breath,  looks one full in the eye to see how  much he will swallow, and names the  largest figure he can think of. If it  arouses astonishment, he adds quickly,  'There or thereabouts.' "  '���������'One's scepticism is increased by  the ridicule which the new towns pour  upon each other's census. Yet all this  keenness is a good, healthy sign."  "In the mass, Canadian university  men appear to be better educated than  English university men. Their education is more closely in touch with  life. They have almost always more  desire to learn and a more vivid interest in lite. They are... more in  earnest about it." ���������  In his closing words Mr. Fyl'e says:  "England is Old England. Canada is  young. The young never pay much  attenticai to the opinions of the old,  and they are right. Experience is ot  some value, but you have only tp set  it against the enthusiasm of youth to  see how timid it is, how stiff the joints.  "Men and women���������Canada wants  both, and. will want them for many f a  year to come. But it is those who  respond to her call now that she will  reward most plenteously."  and does not boast that if .he had been'  on the banks of the Saskatchewan'he  would have shouldered his musket; .  Because he never prophesied a ,'day<  when Canada would be independent  and  drop from  the  parent- tree  like".  Because he believes in British "connection and not separation.  Because the" grand o,ld Union Jack  is good enough for him.  Because he believes in helping Britannia to rule the waves.  Brcause he believes in actions, not  orate ry.  Finally, the people trust Borden because Borden trusts the people.���������Kam-  loops Standard.  A new bridge is being built over the  slough at Matsqui The piledriver is  at work. When completed the bridge  will be a good strong structure.  Rev. T. Oswald, well known throughout the Fraser Valley, has accepted a  call to the- Presbyterian church: at  Merritt. .'.'  Mr. Humphries, ��������� inspector of customs officers, -paid Mission City and  Sumas a visit on Sunday last. N      L  STRAYED���������To my plaoe. a Grade  Jersey Heifer, about seven  months old, on December Jlst.  0\yneir can claim sarnie by paying for notice and board. G. C.  Kenney, VA  mile   east,  %    mile  north, of Vye Station. ���������  ;  HARRON BROS.  Embalniers and Funeral Directors  Vancouver,  Office  and  chapel���������  1034 Granville St.,     Phone 3486  North Vancouver,        Uifice     and  Chapel���������116 2nd St. Phone 131.  <8> Wi  fcfiE ABBtiTSFOftb PO&I,  LOCALS.  The  Misses   Nelson -spoilt  Tuesday  in Sumas visiting friends.  Mr. ��������� .'Jack     Phillis ��������� attended     the  I'tebokuli 'social in Sumas on Tuesday,  Mrs. Brooks and family-have moved  into tho house- formerly occupied by  Mr. Alex, .lolinstono.  Mr. ,'ljis. Hutchison has' opened a  cabinet and general carjientpr sliop  opposite the post, office, where ho is  propirocl Urniakc all kinds of store  fixtures and general cabinet work.  Sec his adv. in this issue,  Mr. A. Threthewcy returned Tuesday from a business trip to his extensive iiorse ranch in the.upper country,  He states that fhe weather there is  extremely cold with lots of snow. ' He  certainly was glad to get back to sunshine and  roses.  Interior Finish and  NEW RESIDENCES  Our work guaranteed and prices on  the right side  Opposite P. 0.  Essendene Ave.  Mr. Loveday is erecting a few brick  residences on the McCallum road. The  building,will  be one storey,  30 x 32  feet, with cement foundation and base-  screening   the   doors     and   wi        ,.-   ,.      ,, Jr. ���������  ,   ���������, Then, since one .breeding  plac  ment.    Messr.   McRmnon  and  Cham- bccome.{l sourc0 o[ worry t,0 t  berlin  have  the  contract.  TO   ATTEND   ASSEMBLY  Rev. J. L. Campbell, pastor of the  Presbyterian church here,' left Monday  to attend the Presbyterian Congress  and General Assembly which will open  in Toronto on June 2nd and will continue for fourteen days. Mr. P. Mc-  Culloch, who is one of the lay delegates, left on Saturday.  TRAP SHOOTING STARTS  The Trap club are now domiciled on  their new premises, which they have  recently purchased from Mr. McCrim-  mon, situated in the north side of the  townsite. Here they have installed  their automatic trap and from now on  excitement will reign supreme as to  who is the best shot in the club.  As.the membership fee is only $1.50,  the club should be well patronized this  year. The first general meet will take  place on Wednesday evening.  be effective. The' first way is to destroy all you can find in the house, and  then   keep   thoiu   out  . by   carefully  windows,  ice may  a' thousand people in the neighborhood, keep  tho yards clean, and see that all their  sources of food supply, such as garbage, are removed. The city health  department exists to help in this.  In this connection the N. Y. State  Board of Health puts forth the following bits ot advice:  It is better to screen the cradle and  wear a smile, than scoff at precautions  and wear mourning. Flies in the dining room usually precede nurses in  the sick room. Screens in the Avin-  dows prevent crepe on the door. Flies  as well as bad'water, spread typhoid.  A fly in the milk may mean one of the  family in the grave. It costs less to  buy a screen door than to get sick, and  lay off for a month. It's a short haul  from the garbage can to the dining  room table-via the fly route.  Swat the fly, screen the doors and  windows, and clean up, and DO IT  NOW.���������Columbian.  Matsqui   Hotel  MISSION   CITY, 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  MURDO McDONALD, Proprietor  FOR   HADDAD  TROPHY  In the soccer football at Mission City for the Haddad Challenge  Cup between the Langley and Abbotsford teams the former team won by  the score of four goals to nil. The  first two goals were scored by J. S.  Walters and the last two by H. Howse.  The Haddad trophy was presented by  Mr. Haddad of Mission City.  ���������:-   - -r  CHURCH   NOTICES  During the absence of Rev. J. L.  Campbell; services will be conducted  in the Presbyterian church as follows:  May 25, Rev. J. L. Miller will conduct  , morning services. Mr. S. Victor Ware  will have charge of the evening service.  June 1st, Rev. J. K. Wright will occupy the pulpit both morning and evening.  June 8, Rev. E. G. Robb of Vancouver will officiate both morning and evening.  June 22, Mr. S Victor Ware-will  conduct both services.  Next Sunday will see the dedication  of the newly erected Episcopal church  at Bradner; which hereafter will be  ]<no"wn as St. Margaret's church. The  Bishop of New- Westminster will conduct the services which.the choir from  St. Matthew's Church, Abbotsford,  will have charge of the song service.  KEEP OUT THE  FLIES.  In the course of a few weeks, we  may look for weather conditions that  will bring the flies into activity again.  In fact they are just beginning to  show themselves. Since one fly may  be responsible for the existence of  some millions of its kind before the  summer is over, the time to begin  their extermination is now, when those  that have survived the winter are just  making their appearance.  There are two ways to get rid of  flies, and either one is useless without  the other, and both require the cooperation of every citizen in order to  '   AUCTION   SALE  Of Choice Tuberculosis Free-Dairy  Stock  .Under instructions from Mr. H. F,  Page, of Matsqui, B. C,  we will sell  Public Auction on his farm situated on  the Page Road 2 miles east of Matsqui  Station C. P. R., and 3 miles from B. C.  Electric, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, commencing at 1 o'clock .sharp, his entire (  Milking Herd, described as follows:  Registered Holsteins  One aged cow, now in   full    milk.  One cow 7 years old, bred to freshen  January next.    One cow 4 years old,  bred to freshen November next.    One  heifer  3   years   old,  bred   to  freshen  January next.    One heifer 2 .years old.  One  heifer 1 year old.      One bull 2  years old, sired by Steves Canary. His  dam, a great dairy cow.    One bull 17  months old.   One bull 14 months old.  22 head of high grade Holsteins, now  in full milk, and most of them in calf  tp one of Steves best bred bulls, and  due   to  freshen   from   September    to  January next.   A number have given  from 10,000 to 15,000 pounds of milk in  a year with two milkings, and are the  kind that do not want to stop; nine of  them are 3 and 4 years old, and are  sired by the well-known bull King of  Eburne, undoubtedly one of the best  getters of dairy cows B. C. ever saw.  He  was  the  sire of  the  great  cows  sold  at Erskin's  sale  in  1911.   They  are all in the best of health and condition,  and  have been tested regularly  for  the  past  four years  for  tuberculosis by the B. C. Government Veterin-1  ary,  without a re-actor, and were all j  tested  within the past 30 days    and  Office-next P. O  carry a B. C. Government ear-tag. Also  two grade Jersey cows, one of which  is  a   10,000   lb.  cow.   Also   one  four-  year-old heavy mare and one Aermotor  gasoline pumping-engine and  in good  order.  Trains will meet and return buyers  to 13. C. Electric at Glover Station and  Matsqui or Mission, C. P. U. Shipping  cf stock will be attended  to.   Lunch  It's the Cleanest, Simplest, and Best Home  Dye, one can buy���������Why you don't oven have  to know what Kind of cloth your Goods are  made of.   So mistakes are Impossible,  Send for Free Color Card, Story Booklet, nnd  Booklet giving results of Dyeing; over other colors,  "'he Johnson-Richardson Co., Limited, Montreal.  FOR SALE.���������Eggs for hatching.  White Wyandottes, prize winners at  all the local exhibitions; also a few  choice pullets and cockerels. Apply  C. B. HILL TOUT.    P.O. Box 63.  E. O. Brandage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic- work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  .No bread, no matter how perfect,  is too good for your family. Our  product is as nearly perfect as can  b e made.   Try it.  ALBERT LEE,  The Abbotsford Baker  If you want the best in  House Painting Paper Hanging  Kalsoming and   Graining  and Carriage Painting  go to  ABBOTSFORD DECORATING Co  W. Davey, Manager  Workshop in rear of S. Kravoski's  Blacksmith Shop.  .. Presbyterian Church Notice  Abbotsford  . Pastor���������Rev. J. L.  CamMbell,  B.  A.; B. D.  Services���������Sunday  school   10  a.m.  Publicf Wouwliip 11 ,a. m.  Teacher training class 3 p.m.  Public Wcrsfhip 7.30 p. m.  Choiir Practice, Frldiay 8 p. m.  Meeting, for  Bible,    Study    and  Prayer Wednesday 8 p. m.  Huntingdon  Sunday School, 2.15 p. m. .  Public Worship 3.30 p. m.  FOR SALE���������4 milk cows, apply, Mr.  .   Penzer, Broatwood Siar.ion, B.C.E.R,  j.  Builder and Contractor  Estimates Given Free  Phone Connection       Mission City  City Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Buildin  S. KRAVOSKI PROPRIETOR  For Horseshoeing, * General Blacksmithing,  Wagon-Making and Repairing, Carriage  building   and   Expert' Carriage Painting  Give us a Trial  We will use you right.  Taylor  (Associate   Members Can.  Soc. C. E.)  Civil Engineers  R. A. HENDERSON  B. C. LAND   SURVEYOR  P.O.Box 11  1  Abbotsford  S. KRAVOSKI  Blacksmith  BSfl5fBW?WBEJ?as!  will he served.  Terms���������$50 and under cash; over  that amount cash or approved joint  note at 3 months with interest at 8 per  cent, renewal privilege on payment of  50 per cent, of the amount.  F. J. HART & CO., LTD.,  Auctioneers.  Everett's Orchestra  Abbotsford  For the Residence,  Store or. Office.  ctric Pow  For] Factories and  Industrial Plants  Good Dance  Music is our  Motto.  apply  A. EVERETT, Abbotsford  Convenience       Comfort      Economy  Attention will be civen to all aoolications for service from our lines.  Detailed information concerning service will be furnished on application to  the offices of the Light and Power Dept. located at  Vancouver Abbotsford New Westminster  B. C. Electric blk. B.C. Electric blk.  British Columbia Electric Railway  I  ���������u,


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