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The Abbotsford Post 1923-10-12

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 ���������^ty)  PUBLISHED IN B. G.ON B. C. MADE PAPER  fBS*  Vol. XXVII., Ncv 1.  Abbolsl'ord, B. C, Friday, October 12, 1923.  $1.00 Per Annum.  All sizes, from ...' $3.25 lo $6.00  COME AND GET YOUR PICK  Tm PIONEER STORE  AliHOTSKOItl) AND WHATCOM KO AI)  Farmers 1912  Review of Berry  and Berry Marketing  lly S. J. Fee, Mgr. Vcrtioit Fruit C������.  Getting Accustomed To It.  Directors Come  To Arrangements  A very well attended meeting of  the Milk Association, nf the Valley  was held in (ho Whatcom Road  Hall on Monday evening. Directors  present included W. J. Park, president, W. H. Malkin and Alex. Mercer of Chilliwack, and Alex. Davie of  Ladncr. Mr. Musgrave and Mr.  McPhee of the Purity Dairy of Vancouver  were also present.      c  The directors gave a report" of the  result of the canvas of the independent shippers of the Valley to join  the Association, which showed that  with few exceptions all the shippers  had signed up.  The independent shippers have  come to an agreement with the Independent Dairies of Vancouver,  wherey they will supply them with  milk.  The price of milk" wiil be higher  this month, and further increase in  the price to the consumer will follow in .November.,  The milk question-has been under  discussion for a long period, and tlie  farmers are delighted to know that  a satisfactory settlement has at last  been made.  Wyona Club  Forms Orchestra  The first regular meeting of tho  Wyona Club of the C.G.l.T. was  hold in.the Parish Hall on Tuesday  evening, under direction of Miss  Weatherby.  Officers elected for the ensuing  year included, president, Katy Par-  ton; vice president, Ruth Olsen;  treasurer, Jessie Coogan; secretary,  T helm a Taylor.  It was decided that the club  would form an orchestra, and Miss  Irene King was appointed director.  Other musicians taking part will  include, Jessie Coogan, 1st violin;  Betty West, 2nd violin; l'rene King,  piano;' Thehna   Taylor,   saxophone.  Miss Katy- Partoir was elected  convenor of sports committee. The  club are completing plans to .cake  up "First Aid" lessons, rhe pupils  later qualifying for diplomas.  The members expect to take up  work and social gatherings in which  they will be assisted by the .boys of  the'Tuxis'"Square.  Hospital Receives  Many Donations  The following donations have been  received at the M.-S.-A. Hospital,  and are gratefully acknowledged:  1   dozen  pot  holders' and   flowers,  Mrs.   Nelson   (Pine  Grove);   lettuce,  Mrs. Seldon   (Clayburn);  vegetables,  Mrs.     Horn;     vegetables,     Mrs.    T.  Jackson;     berries    and     vegetables,  Mrs.   Creelnian   (Matsqui);    flowers  and magazines, Mrs. Millard;  plums,  Mr.   A.   McAllister;   gramophone  records, Mrs.  Chas.    Grimley;     apples  and   plums,  Mrs'.  Barrett;   fruit- and  flowers,   Mrs.   Peck;   magazines,   the  Misses  Rogers;   flowers    and    vegetables,  Mrs.    Coutts;   plums,       Mrs.  Wallace;  corn, Mr. A. Kelly;   chickens,  a  friend   (Poplar);   pears,  Mrs.  Barter   (Pine Grove);     apples,  Mrs.  W. Macey (Aberdeen);  prunes, Mrs.  W.   Cooper     (Aberdeen);     peaches,  Mr.     Lovedar;       apples,     Mr.    Batt  (Straiton);   vegetables',"   Mrs.   Eby;  apples,   Mrs. Ball   (Clayburn);   magazines, Mrs. Brydges;  chickens, Mrs.  George;   flowers,   C.G.T.T.;   flowers,  Mrs.   Goldsmith   (Aldergrove);   peaches', Mrs. Derraugh; pears, Mr. Wm.  Hill-Tout;   apples  and   green   gages,  a friend   (Abbotsford);   pears,    Mrs.  James   Owen   (Bradner);   vegetables  and fruit, Sabbath School and Community     (Poplar);      citrons,       Mrs.  Stady;     Flowers,   fruit,     vegetables  and ice cream, St. Matthews' Harvest  Home;     apples,    Mrs.     Hutchinson;  fruit and. vegetables,    Mrs. Zeigiler;  electric bedside lamp, Mrs. R. L. Mc-  Culloch;   fruit,    Mrs.  A.  McCallum;  apples   and  prunes.   Mrs.   Grohnert;  nursery    supplies;     Mrs.     McMoran  (Clayburn).       ���������'.'..'���������-  WEDDING BELLS  HORRELL���������GAZLEY  A quiet wedding of much interest  to residents of Abbotsford was solemnized on October 3rd, at the home  of the bride's daughter, Mrs. Mc-  Murray, Vancouver, when Mrs. L.  Gazley, recently of Abbotsford, became the bride' of Mr. Robert Hor-  rell of Vancouver.  The ceremony was performed by  Rev. Capt. Whitaker, in the presence  of a few friends and relatives.-  Tlie bride was becomingly gowned in grey canton crepe, and carried  a bouquet of carnations. Mrs. Mc-  Murray was matron of honor and  Mr. McMurray supported the groom  Little Phylis Gazley, granddaughter of the bride, was the very pretty  flower girl.  ���������Mr. and Mrs. Horrell will reside in  Vancouver, where Mr. Horrell is in  the tailoring business.  Mrs. Horrel is very well known In  Abbotsford, where she and her  famly had  resided  for years.  Strawberries aro the most popular  berries, and demand would bei a. year  round one if there was a yea'r;>Vound  supply.    The winter and ea&y^pring  will  always  be    supplied   'from  tho  Southern  States',    unfortunately .this  is let overlap    onto     the B. C. season,, and  always  to its ��������� very    serious   injury.   Jobbers'  naturally  want  to make all they can, and chance too  many cars of foreign  berries .just a-  hend of the 13. C. supply.    Last season there was a bad delay owing to  bad   weather and a serious, washout  on the C. P. R. this' left our market  bare of B.    C.    berries -at a'   time  their    supplies    were   ample?   could  they   have -   reached     the     markets.  American  cars loaded   handy  to':our  borders, were diverted in to Calgary,  and   hit  our  market  just as  the   B.  C.'s were again    hitting    us    in full  supply.    A  bad slump  with serious  losses all around was the result, B.  C. growers as ustial taking the most  of the loss.   'It has always been so,  and will continue to be so until our  growers  combine in  one  co-perative  association, and so be able thru their  own representatives on  the prairies,  to tell the   jobbers . when    to    stop  bringing in American berries, under  the penalty  of not being permitted  to handle B. C.'s. When this is done,  there will  be plenty of demand for  the present supply    of B. C. strawberries  and  raspberries,  i   Raspberries.  In  1922'    the"  rasps  were marketed    much    better    than  they were in    1923.    In    1922    they  came almost exclusively  ' thru    one  brokerage, and the independents almost all thru    our    Company.    We  worked with the.   Mutual   -Brokers,  they keeping ���������cars . out ;of jvlCalgary  when we had.  sufficient to    supply  the  demand.     In   1923   they .passed  thru  two. brokerages  making  conditions far different, to the very serious loss of the growers, each  brokerage   representing    competing  jobT  bers, and each  naturally wishing to  give advantage to    their bunch, two  cars came into a market,    one    for  each bunch of jobbers,       when only  one should have come  for all,    and  so.duplicating the quantitiy and put-  tinig one in    competition    with    the  other, each bunch trying to clean up  first.    While    there    was a    selling  price to the jobbers set, only a few  were sold on that basis the first and  second  day, and  the third day  they  Well-lighted Town  For Xmas Shopping  'New $2.00 Bill  Is in Circulation  Hos-  of  Coming Events  Actober   in���������Lecture   on   Japan   by  Dr.  Knox    Wright    (Presbyterian  Church.)  October  17���������W. A. of M.-S.-A.  pital,   (Bank of Montreal).  October 19���������Dance,      auspices  Orange  Lodge,   (Theatre  Hall).  October   19���������Whist   drive,   auspices  of W.A, of St. Matthews Church.  October   20-��������� Organization     meeting  of    Mission    Band    (Presbyterian  schoolroom).  November  5���������Concert    and     dance,  L.O.L. and L.T.B. Lodges (Orange  Hall). ' ,  November   11���������Memorial     Services,  Hazclwood Cemetery.  November-    12���������Thanksgiving    Day,  Armistice Festivities, annual masquerade    dance of    the G.W.V.A.  (theatre hall).  OTTAWA, Oct. 10.���������A new $2  note has just been placed in circulation by the department of finance.  On the face of the bill is a new steel  engraved portrait of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and the  date of issue is June 23, 1923���������the  last birthday of the Prince. The department has taken advantage of  the presence in Ottawa to introduce  this bill.  The new note is of striking design and is altogether one of the  most artistic that has been issued  by, the department in recent years'.  The back carries an excellent engraving of the new coat of arms of  the Dominion. The color printing  on front and back is a pleasing shade  of olive green.  The now Prince of Wales Isbu<  will .bo gradually placed in circulation and will, in time, supplant tho  old Connaught $2 note .which has  been  In  circulation  since   191-I.  Mr. Fielding has submitted to the  Prince for Ills acceptance the first  issue, No. 1 of the new note.  The     question     of    lighting     the  streets of Abbotsford has again been  j renewed,   and   the  way   the  petition  ! is being favored by- the property-own-  . ,.    ,    , .       T ..... ers would indicate    that before the  were jobbed at any price. Little re-  end of t, h  tailers   bought   very   sparingly,   and ��������� pro      j    lighted   All aeree that the  big retainers waited for the jobs, dlf- j foTrtoiS be iiglted*but    \e ony  rerent cliques; ofretailers buying to-   ditt-erence is the    places    where the  ge her,  this greatly curtailed  distri-   ��������� ht    h    ld   b       \    h       b  but.on and also consumption. Prices : gosted  t    ��������� , Huntingdon-Riv-  bing very low at the public market, ���������      w    road from the    north to    Hip  and to    peddlars,    outlaying    stores'  *,,',i,������,"*!i,   ��������� f������   .,     n        i  ii      5 t i-j      i i      ii     south sides of the town;. Essendene  could not compete, so did not handle  Aven        both  east and  '  any.       Consumers      around      those .u,i_���������  ���������J f,,���������  f��������� ...        t.        .     .,  going without,  because  these  stores  *  of the  tQw������slte;     then  in  the  Mr. Hughes Addresses  New Literary Society  The first meeting| of ' the High  School Literary Society was "held in  tho Abbotsford School on Friday,  October 5th. Impromptu speeches  on "Athletics" and "Music" were  given by some of the members, after  which Mr. 12by gave a most interest  ing talk on "Sir Walter Scott."  The next meeting will be held in  October, when it is expected that a  debate of real interest will take  place.  Mr. Fred Parton of Hammond visited his home here on Sunday.  Mr.  James Huggins is  visiting in  Kamloops.  sto  these  sumers residing around these stores  going without, as it was too expensive and inconvenient to come down  to the City markets. It was the  same with the stores' in, nearby-  country towns. They could not buy  to compete with these low downtown Calgary prices, and so these  people mainly went without berries.  These remarks apply equally to the  marketing of strawberries and raspberries. I suppose it was the same  in other big centres of distribution so  from the point of unstaple markets',  caused by confining distribution  mainly to large retailors, curtailed  consumption at least 40' per cent.  (Continued  Next  Week)  parts of the town  res would not buy,to compete with,���������" popuiatioir^naklnflt^olible  :se clique job buyers, and the con-fthe JJ ti.aveUed 8treeVthPe    best  lighted  Then undoubtedly if the two municipalities were approached additional Jfjghta might be placed just  outside*~bf the town. There should  be no question of Sumas and Matsqui co-operating if the question is  properly placed before the two councils; and if done at the same time as  the other lighting would not cost  as much as if done at a������ separate  time.  Makes An Offer  To the Dominions  First League Game  On Saturday Last  The result of the football game  played between Langley Prairie and  Clayburn, at Clayburn on Saturday,  was a score of 2-0 in favor of Lang-  Mission and Claylnirn teams will  meet this Saturday at Mission City  when another League game will be  played.  LONDON, Oct. 10.���������On behalf of  tho British govern ment, Sir Philip  Lloyd Greame, president of the  Board of Trade, mnilo the Dominion  delegates to the economic conference  a definite offer of an increased and  stabillziod preference in utile British  markets. The offor covers dried  and preserved fruits, including canned fruits, also sugar and' tobacco  produced anywhere within the Empire.  It is proposed to admit Empire  fruit tree. Preserved fruit will Include canned fruit, which Is of particular interest to Canada.  Hon. G. P. Graham, speaking at  the conference, stressed the point  that Canada was not here to Impose  any fiscal views on Great Britain.  On the other hand, Canada would  gratefully accept Britain's offer.  Is Too Small  For Incorporation  Our contemporary is again reviving the question of incorporation  for Abbotsford, and has quoted tho  opinion of Mr. Alanson, a former resident of the town, now living in Mission City Village, as a reason why  Abbotsford should  be incorporated.  Of course Mission City residents  boost for Incorporation because they  want to get out of it, all they can,  and a harmonious feeling Is what  one would expect, as It lias been  decided by all to give the present  Incorporation a real fair trial, At  the same time it doesi not mean that  Abbotsford with its ' present area  would be a success, and The Post is  sure that Mr. Alanson does not  think so either, Ho, >no later than  Tuesday evening, stated the present  townsite is too small, and that was  his opinion  when a resident here.  This paper mentions this fact  regarding size of townsite so that  there will be no misunderstanding in  regard to Mr. Alanson'a opinion.  Services will be held is St. Math-  ev������iy Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  for the Winter  Why Not Buy Your.Winter  Needs at Home?  . W'c are ready to scito your every requirement, with new jjoods ut ti,<; closest possible  prices consistent with quality.  MEN'S CLOTHING���������  Suits for every size at a wide rangs of  prices. Men's Tweed Overcoats from $20.00  up. Rain Coats for work or fine wear. Hats  and Caps direct from the eastern manufacturers.  UNDERWEAR, SOCKS,  MACKINAW COATS  AND SI 11 UTS  FURNITURE: Get our prices, we can save  you money over fhe:city prices.  LINOLEUM, in squares' or by the yard,  Window   Shades,   Curtains,   etc.  What about some now records for tlie  phonograph, we have them, or better still get  ii now machine. Come in and see what we  have to offer. .���������."���������,'���������  Ladies' English Cravenetfe Coats, made of  the host material and lined with a heavy  wool lining, SEE THESE COATS.  'GROCERIES���������  September was a mighty bu������y month in  this department. The reason is not hard to  find, (.'ash prices, quality and service. We  want, a trial order, an opportunity to prove  what, we have to offer.    Delivery service.  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY" TliU Atf.BUTSFOKD~.FOST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Published Every Friday  Member of 15. <\ jiikI Yukon Weekly Newspaper Assn.  THURSDAY,   OCTOBER   11,   1923  - ��������� *..^-. - .������..���������..  I 1-LV.U    H-T   .H1.JJ1;  We make no apology in quoting (he following article from (.he Kamloops Telegram,  and'in doing so might say, "Them's our Sentiments, loo,"    and probably    could not have  written thein so forcibly.  <-���������  The fact that provincial legislation in conformity with the Dominion Eggs Grading Act  'is likely (o be promulgated during (he coming  " session, leads to the query, "Where is the  end?" Legislation follows legislation; the  legalizing of hobbies follows tlie legalizing of  other hobbies; -social legislation follows economical legislation until the plain, ordinary,  everyday man is legislated to death.  This approaches too nearly the truth to be  palatable to the small minority who, through  organization and effort, are endeavoring to  force their own particular brand of thought  down  the throats of the entire community.  it is unfortunately true that these aggressive (?) minorities have the ear of the practical politicians, and.thus are able to put  over on the general public, which, if the truth  were known, the "general public" is absolutely opposed to.  The one thing which really interests the  "man on the street','���������otherwise the general  public���������is the high cost of living. Everybody  is interested'in this, and anybody who thinks  wonders where he can cut a corner which will  reduce his particular cost of living.  Has it ever occurred to any of these questioners that the blame may be laid at the door  of: 1st, the government which legalizes the  half-baked theories of groups who have only  the interests of their own members to consider; 2nd, the efforts of groups who are riding a  hobby and want the whole people to ride behind their saddle'; 3rd, the white-collared  gentry who depend upon the other two classes  to keep them -in jobs., which, require little  work, less brains and no physical effort whatever. The truth of the matter is that we have  too much legislation, too , much overhead  cost for the public business done; too much  overhead in'the ordinary conduct of human  affairs;- too many organizations seeking to  supplement .the labors of our elected representatives, too many representatives and too  many of their "hangers on."  The matter that opened up the field for  these remarks has been somewhat lost sight  of, but when it is approached again it . is  found to carry the same objectionable features.  Eggs are to be graded; apples are graded.  The grower or producer can only market his  stuff under legislative rules; the old and very  wise law of "caneat emptor" no longer rules.  The apple grower must do things according  to rules laid down by the Federal Government, by the Provincial Government, by his  association or by some other association, lie  must pick just as much as the last says he  must pick;' grade them according to rules laid  down by one government and sell them under  the regulations of another. He may have  apples going to waste, but he cannot use  them; the thousands of kiddies cannot secure  them and housewives on the fruitless prairies  cannot preserve them. Why? Because of the  fact that paternalistic government and overhead heavy organizations say "No." Co-operation amongst growers is essential, but cooperation which.only means that the box  maker, the lithographer, the office staff and  the manipulators receive their pay before the  producer gets a dollar for his produce or the  consumer can secure a case of apples at a  reasonable price is hqt'rho sort of co-operation  which is to give the farmer or the orchardist  a fair return for his work, or the consumer  the product which he would gladly take at a  fair cost.  Cut out the unnecessary laws. Cut out  three-fourths of the inspection; cutout the  vexatious and humiliating control of overpaid employees of cumbersome associations;  let the old and well-tried rule of caveat emptor it should work, and the high cost  of living will cease to be the bugaboo which  it now is.  If the grower, because he must pay an ex-  horbitant price for management, for packing-  for boxes, for grading, and then gets >io> real'  return, thinks- he is hurt, he must, cousider  (hat he is only a segment* of a vicious circle  which is ever growing more vicsous. High  cost of living forces the artizan, (lie distributing trades and all other branches of the economic circle to seek higher return for services. This reacts upon the producer of fboci-  sful'fs, and in the long run he suffers.  High-class grading aiuS packing and other  requirements may be essential to keep crar  export standard up to the notch, but when; it  loaves-poaches' to rot on Okanagan orchards  and'settlors' children to cry for fruit on (Hie  prairies, there is something wrong,.  A stiff duty against tho importation', of  foreign fruits and the strict enforcement of  the Dumping Act is all that tuna British Columbia fruit grower needs to make his Tjusi-  ness successful and 7>rofitabfo.  Paternal legislation and a plethora of. government inspectors, is: neither profitably or  desirable. /.^  .i"j|j  jjCZTTJIP���������  JJj.^.JiW.U1 LJM-LJ  PICKING ALL THE FRUIT  What would you think of a farmer who only  gathered the fruit that fell to the ground.  Lazy? Indifferent? Blind? Overlooked opportunities? . ,,j ,^  A lot of merchants are like   lir.;    farmer,  says   The Bulletin    Business Guilder.    They  gather in.only the cream of their advertisings  results.   What comes, comes.   The balance is5'  overlooked.  Get the,most out of advertising���������the advertising that you are doing and the advertising that the other man is doing. Make every  dollar, invested in advertising as applied to  your business produce a' full 100 per cent, return. ���������       '   . .,..,.���������  To illustrate���������If you spend monev in advertising yourself as a . retailer; Do your salespeople, know, what articles are advertised, or  do they wait until the article is asked for^by  a customer before finding out? Is the merchandise easily available when inquired  about? Do, you back up your advertising  with the right kind of, window displays and  store displays? Does everything co-operate  with the advertising right down along the line  or is there a lot of resistance in the way?  If it's the other man's money invested in  advertising:/  Do you tie up with it?. Do you capitalize  upon the interest he is creating for you, as a  dealer? Do you make window displays of his  product at the right time, and are your salespeople alert to the interest created? He is  spending money as a manufacturer to bring  customers to your store. Customers are created without doubt. Are you getting them or is  your competitor?  Pick all.the.fruit���������squeeze the final drop  out of every-dollar invested in advertising!  ���������Ex.-   "   '  Just now when an effort is being made to raise  by more or lees "popular" means a $100,000 publicity fund,- British Columbia is receiving considerable, free advertising In the.-' Eastern Canadian  press.  Under .the-caption "The Shadow- of'. Death" some  pertinent facts of serious detriment   aro broadcasted.  As a sample take, .'this:  Per capita increase in government' expenditure  in the last.three years, shows.B. C, at the head of  the list.  British Columbia increased 239 per cent.  Prince Edward Island increased 16 per cent. The  other provinces ran between.  British, Columbia has the highest per capita taxation.    She also- has the highest per capita debt.  These are facts that make prospective settlers hesi-  i  tato and seek more favorable' conditions of successful home-making.  ���������  It is also .pointed, out that taxation has gone far  beyond the danger .point, ...that the "shadow of  death" is an accomplished fact.  Another determining factor ia the' restrictions  placed on business���������restrictions that militate agalnBt  the small trader and tend to develop the group or department store.  It would take more than a publicity campaign %o  overcome  these  unpleasant  facts.  As one man put it in the Kitsilano. .Times, '-the  one who wants to make a home in British Columbia bets that he can do it���������the government" bets he  can't. You can get your answer from the thousands  fighting for room to'pay their eight dollar head tax  to the United States emigration officials.".  The taxation policy of the Provincial. Government  and of the Municipalities of the Province, is killing  development and stifling trade.  In the North, where many small towns were  the map several.years ago we are told, that much, If  not most, of the property is on the government's  hands, taken for taxes. Buildings are empty and the  towns deserted.  This condition is now coming, perhaps more slowly.  but as surely, :ln tho Interior Incorporated towns,  where each year the amount of property taken for  taxes Is greatly Increasing.  It is poor, policy to attempt to blind ourselves to  these conditions.  And all the while, Instead, of seeking -to reduce  taxation, the Oliver government Is seeking. to 'find  new ways of taxation.���������Commoner.  TOO MANY     MIDDLEMEN'  We in the Interior, may grumble at freight- rates  for the taking of our raw materials away from \ig  and higher freight rates for bringing the manufactured articles back; but are up against, the argument  that as long as we are a small population we cannot liaye it otherwise than It is now.  Perhaps portions ;of Australia are exactly In the  same position; anyway, it seems that their problems  ,ar������ the same as ours, as Is shown by the following  from the Sydney Bulletin.  "Australia-supports too many middlemen. The  1)igKost mlddlemon,, who, incidentally give, rise-to  others, .is the big ship which takes away the raw,  materials that we should use, and brings, back tha-  manufactured articles that we should make. It apt  only charges the disgruntled apple man $115.00 for  needless outbound freight, which ho knows about,  but it possibly charges him as much for needless inward freight which lie pays but doesn't know about.  The war has greatly altered the position of the plodr  dor who tried to make a white men's wage by raising food and shipping it, over almost the longest sea-  trail (he globe can show, that he may sell it to impoverished .folk In a competitive market.,"���������Sandard Sear  Uriel.  THE WOHLD'S PRH88  Tlie modern Englishman is, as a rule,    humane to  animals;    Even the modern boy often learns In childhood to like animals of all kinds, taking one egg only,  from a bird's nest, and feeding squirrels rather than  pelting  them.���������London  Chronicle.  Freckles and His Friends��������� A Real Find -By Blosser  Mfrm  -^ar-SCS^-??*.  Shooting across the brink' of an  embankment and charging a telephone pole with such, force as to  snap it like matchwood) a high-powered runabout, driven by Charles  A. Luckett of Spokane came to a  sudden-stop against the trunk of a  tree 30 feet further down and close  to the water's edge in the Kettle  river, 6 miles east of Grand Forks,  where the car burst i^o flames and  was soon a heap of burned wreckage^  L.' B. -Saunders was with Luckett)  and they escaped with' minor injuries.  According to R. Roberts there is a  caye in the Shuswap ��������� Lake section  that .'will rival other wonder caves  of the world: Rumors "of the existence of such a cave have been in  circulation for years.- Mr. Roberts,  who says he has already explored the  cave, has offered to lead an exploration party to complete the work.  The provincial government iB said  to' be selling 69 different brands of  Scotch whiskey.  W. J. Bowser was given a grand  reception at Ashcroft on Monday  week.  - Lytton has signed the Fraser  Canyon highway . 100 per cent  strong���������365  names  wore  attached.  An assembly of the Nativ.e sons  of Canada has been organized in  Merritt.  The first car to travel the road on  the east side of the .Fraser river bo-  tweeji Prince George and Quesue.  reached Quesnel on Saturday last.  JY. J. Bowser, says it cost the  government $1000 a day running a-;  round the ��������� country in . automobile.  Hon. VV. H. Sutherland .says it  cost $273 a day. "From government  officials I know," says a local politician, ' I think Bowser comes neav  er the mark and is still Conervatlva."  Hon. E. D. Barrow, minister of  agriculture, is home: from the Old  Country and reports that conditions  are,most promising for the securing  by British Columbia..of a- large number of settlers from Great Britain.���������  Merritt Herald.   ,  The Toronto Bank in Merritt is1  to have a new home with a cement  foundation.  The Okanagan School Trustees  Association at its last meeting passed a resolution favoring the imposition of a tax upon all men over 21  years of age���������not rate payers���������for  school purposes. This education tax  to be in addition to the usual poll  tax.     ���������      ���������    Up to Sept. 30 Kamloops taxpayers had paid in $119,600.60 which Is  85.81 per cent, of the total tax levy  -for 1923. -:  An average .attendance for September of 98.79 in division ten won  the attendance shield in the Cumberland school.  Courtenay boat freight servico  with, tho mainland cuts tho rate fifty  per cent.  The corner stone of tho,new Ma-  ipiijc building at 'Nelson was laid  last week.  iFraser Valley,Milk Producers' Association has now a membership of  ,2000.  Nanaimo is trying to raiBe $75.-  00,0, the balance of the $150,000  nooded for tlie construction of a  hospital.  Frank A. Johnson, who worked on  construction of the C. P. II. through  the mountains, is dead at Bella Coola  :it the age of 60.  People of Kamloops < can motor  fo Revelstoke via Sicamous and ro-  iurn by way of Enderby.  Salmon Arm has a, show case at  the C P. R. station. ; It was installed at the request of the board of  trade.  The new dehydrating plant at  Peuticton was recently destroyed bV  "The living voice affects men more than what tlu>y read."  ���������Pliny, the Younger.  Your voice conducts your business. Directions  that you give personally are quickly and accurately executed, because your associates cannot fail to understand.  Each inflection   has a meaning  for them.  ^ilemember the telephone when you would confer with  those interested with you in business. Do not trust the  cold written word���������send your voice, yourself by long distance telephone.  British Columbia Telephone Company  J. H:..  Funeral, Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  not rebuild at present.  Two pickers from the Coldstream  ranch near vernon have started on a  hike for the coast. They are supposed to have ample funds.  Vernon's light plant went out of  commission Jast week and as parts  of the broken machinery may have  to come from Sweden, the plant may  not be working for three or four  months. .  Mt Lehman  At the meeting of the Y.P.S. oi\  Sept. 28, Miss: Edna Bates was elected president and Mrs. D. Oswald  secretary-treasurer for 1 he ensuing  year. Convenors of the social and  devotional .committees are Miss'  Myrtle Bates and'Rev. Thos Oswald,  respectively, Other officers will be  chosen later. The activities of the  society will be carried on as in the  past and- all sessions are open to  the public- The next meeting will  be on Oct. 13, and will be conducted  by the devotional committee.  Mr. .Tacobson of Matsqui has the  contract- for laying tho cemonl  floor in the Mt. Lehman pub'llc  school basement.  Mrs. Coghlan, one of the early  settlers of this district, has boon  visiting Mr. L. Coghlan and Mrs.  Denny, Bradner, for some time.  Mrs. Coghlan makes \\>:r homo in  Seattle, Wash. News has just como  to hor of the birth of a great grand-  daugter in that city.  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years among' the Stockmen of  fch������ F.yaser Valley. Am familar  wfeh t&e"diffe.ront bree'ds of live  stock and their values.  Address  al]  communications  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. O"  to  Alex. S.Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor    .-.  Notary Public..  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phono 8001 P. O. Box 60  MISSION CITY, B. O.  Celery King is tha thing  to stimulate the liver, cleanse the  bowela, purify fee Wood, banish  headaches and mako you feel tho  joy of better health and strength.  Nature's own laxative and tonic  roots aad herbs in Celery King.  30o and 60c patikages.  Are Y������u Coughing?  Tlie Hammond. Cedar Mill Company are still further extending their  premises and improving their plant.  A new store shed 200 by 75 feet is  being constructed and a band mill  42 feet'over the Fraser river will be  installed instead of circular ones.  King Tutankhamen has the distinction of occupying one of the most  elaborate  and excluylva    tombs    in  Why not relieve it this very day 7  A few drops of Shiloh banishes that  tioklioKiu the throat that maddens  you. A feWidaseo heal up tfae pore  and inflamed tissues in toe throat  and reaUy banwh that oough. 30c,  606 and $1.20.   All druggist*. ,  fire.    Tho government will probably Egypt.  Of course insects have brains'.  How else could they figure out just  where you are going to have your  picnic?  Bj^rT"-wr^������i".f<a;.Lp''wt * tfjKi?vr;������ -������iw-t {<.���������<> 'heabbotMJ^poSt  i^amfcinn  A. R. GOSLING  WHEN YOU WANT  House and  Sign Painting  and  General  House Repairs  Phone 34X - P. 0. Box 31  ABBOTSFOIU), B. G.  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Aoom   6   nart   Block,   Chllllwaek  Box   432, CIIIIXIWACK  HOW  TO GROW I'LOWMIUNG  BULBS FOR THE HOME  r-  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OPEN   EVERY   KI)M)AY  AIJUOTSl'Oltl).   H.   C.  ALAN M BR0K0VSK1  AUCTIONEER and.  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!)  LIVE STOCK a Specials  P. 0. Box 94  LUTHER  RURIJANK  IS  THROUGH  Close upon the heels- of the Canadian Government's action in securing for- the discoverer of insulin a  life annuity of $7,500, comes the  announcement that Luther Bur-  bank has been compelled to sell his  experimental farm because people  have not appreciated his work. The  discovery 'of a successful treatment  for one of the-' malignant diseases  that plague mortal man may be of  vaster service to humanity than the  creation-of a spineless cactus', but  stiirthere'is something pathetic in  this confession of the greatest wizard of horticulture the world has  probably  ever  known.'   He  states':  "I have 13 acres of land at Se-  bastopool, Cal., that would be worth  to the world a billion dollars an acre  if all of the new creations upon this  land were introduced to the world  and.put to use. I had sixteen acres  at Sebastopol until I sold three  acres a few months' ago. 1't was sold  to a cemetery association, and every  plant on it is being pulled up and  burned so that the tract may be  plotted for graves. Among the  thousands of new and improved varieties on this little three-acre tract  were more than forty new selected  thornless blackberries that would  have been worth $30,000 if they had  been introduced to the world. In  addition, there were some thirty varieties of new hybrid roses from a  selection of several thousands, a  choice of some forty varieities of lo-  quats, a large number of new apples',  chestnuts, plums, peaches, nectarines  dahlias, and so on. I sold part of  the Sebastopol experimental farm  because I could not operate it. The  remainder will have to be sold for  the same, reason.- On the thirteen  acres that are left at Sebastopol are  2,000 varieties of cherries, 1,000  varieties of plums, sixty or seventy  kinds of selected chestnuts, between  three hundred and five hundred  varieties' of plums. There is also a  walnut tree, that for many years,  has produced each year $1,000  worth of walnuts."  The great plant wizard was the  son of a Massachusetts farmer and  early took to experimentation in hybridization. After he moved to California he wont in for cross-breeding  on an extended scalo. Among his  originations are the plumcot, a fruit  obtained by crossing the plum and  apricot; a spineless edible cactus;  tho Burbank potato and the Bur-  bank, cherry, varieties of great excellence; a white blackberry, various  new apples, a stonoless prune, as  well as new peaches, nuts, roses,  callus, violet-odored lilies and many  other new horticulture varieties.  Some years ago ho was said .to.have  3,000 distinct botanical specimonts  on  his experimental farm.  Weary of fighting against an un-  appreclutive world, without adequate  financial resources, Luther Burbank  has ceased doing "what nature could  but would not do." The Carnegie  Institution granted him $10,000 a  year for ten years', commencing in  1905 and that appears to have been  about all the financial assistance he  received from outsiders. At the age  of seventy-four he Is through. The  people who failed to encourage his  researches in a tangible way are the  greatest losers.  With attention to the essentials,  there is no reason why one should  not have at trifling cost bloom from  bulbs during the winter months,  and enjoy in fact a veritable winter  garden. This'is no new theory, as  winter gardening with bulbs has  been practised in -Canada as long as  bulbs have been known, but the  "when"' and "how" are not'as generally understood as they should be,  and failure sometimes is the s outcome.  Bulbs for the house may be grown  in soil and pots, in- fibre and vases,  in water and pebbles, in moss, and  as air plants. This article will deal  only with the soil and pot method.  When to plant  : ' The planting of bulbs for the  house after October is a wasteful effort. Have you ever grown hyacinths  where,the flowers would color while  still hidden away down in the foliage? That is one of the results of  late planting. Two-thirds of tho  stunted flowers of tulips and daffodils are due to the same,cause,  Frcesias should be potted-in Aug-,  ust; lillies, Roman, hyacinths,  paper white narcissus in September;'  Dutch hyacinths, tulips, daffodils,  jonquils, crocus, from September to  October, and Lily-of-theValloy in  November and December.  .Soil  If bulbs' are to be grown for the  house In pots, tho soil should olllusr  bo a compost such as gardeners use,'  or a good, live garden loam, to  which should be added one third  loaf mould, and one third decayed'  .stable manure and sharp sand. Those'  who'have no garden, can purchase  the right kind of soil from tho seed-  man at a moderate price. Do not uso  spent soil, such as that from window;  boxes, as to do so is to invite failure.  Potting  In (he bottom of the pot should-  first be placed some pieces of brok-'  en    crockery to    provide    drainage  ass  Sir Henry Thornton, President and Chairman of the Board of  Directors of the Canadian National ��������� Railways, at work in his new  Winnipeg office,'which he will occupy at stated intervals and from which  questions affecting the entire Western Region of the National Railways will be decided. Delegations desiring to meet the President on  railway matters concerning the west will be heard at Winnipeg in  future, instead of being required to journey to Eastern Canada.  VANCOUVER PRODUCE  VANCOUVER, Oct. 2.���������The weather during the past week has been  exceptionally fine for this time of  the' year.  Little change has occurred in the  apple deal. Prices are practically the  same as those quoted u week ago.  The movement' is very fair. The  same is true regarding the pear  deal. This latter' movement is practically over and will soon be on a  cold storage basis.  A slackening up of cantaloupes refill   two^thirds'" fui'l" with  soil, place- ooiptsr from the Okanagan  caused   a  GMT THE. BUSINESS  bulbs and cover to within half an'  inch of the top of the pot to allow  for. watering. With hyacinths, daffodils and narcissus, the nose of the  bulb should protrude from tho soil-  after-potting is finished; other kinds  should be completely covered. Then  give the"'pots a thorough soaking.  Storage���������  Withcthe exception of Freesias,"  Oxalis, Callas and lilios, all potted,  bulbs should-be stored away In a;  dark, cool place for- the purpose of'  making- roots." Do not attempt to  force top growth until there' is' ample;  root, growth to support it.-  "The usual place for indoor stor-'  age is the cellar or the attic or any  spare room where there is darkness  and ventilation, and where the temperature ranges from 40 to 50 degrees. Not' only should the temperature be low, but it should not vary  to a great extent.  It should be remembered that- it is  much easier to grow Dutch and Roman hyacinths, jonquils and daffodils and Paperwhite narcissus than  other bulbs, and those whose storage conditions are not ideal ��������� should  limit themselves to the aforementioned classes.  The chief difficulty with bulbs  stored indoors is to keep . the moisture from evaporating from the soil  They must not be allowed to dry out.  Should the soil become dry, blind  bulbs will result; that h to say there  will be foliage but no flowers. For  this the bulbs are invariably blamed. It is therefore advisable to  and still not apply- water direct,  sprinkle the floor, shelving, etc., at  least once a week.  To have a succession of flowers,  it is not necessary, to pot at different periods. Pot all at one timo and  bring out a batch from storage every  week.  Duration of storage  The time required for storage and  root development is' as follows:  Paper white, 6 weeks; Roman hyacinths, 8 weeks; Dutch hyacinths,  14 weeks; daffodils, jonquils, narcissus; 12 weeks; crocus, snow drops,  scillas,  1G  weeks.  By this time the roots should'have  pierced the soil in all directions. This  should be ascertained by turning the  pot upside down and while holding  the bulbs intact with one hand, lift  the pot sufficiently with the othei  to examine the roots. If they are  not well developed, return to storage, for without' good roots the results are always indifferent.  Subsequent treatment  After bringing from storage the  pots should be placed in indirect  light for a few days' where the temperature is about 50 degrees. The  idea is that the increase of light and  heat should be gradual. From now  on they must be carefululy watered.  They may now be brought to the living room and placed in the window,  but should be protected .from frost  at night.���������Dominion Dopartmont of  Agriculture.  TORONTO   LETTERGRAM  resumption of tho flow from Wash  ington. Receipts from this state are  practically all Burrell Gems. Although this variety is inferior in  flavor to the Okanagan product it  has better shipping qualities usually  arriving in" a firm condition.  The peach deal is practically over.  The consumption of peaches has  been nearer to .normal this year  than that of any of the other small  fruits.  With the exception of cold storage holdings the-deal in -local Italian prunes is over, the.recent rains  splitting the fruit.thus bringing to  an end the deal. The same Is true  of the-other stone fruits of. the Lower Mainland.  Tomaoes are still in good supply  the price being on the same level as  those previously quoted. It is estimated that.80 per cent of the supplies on this .market.originated in  Lulu Island and the Delta. ' Local  weather conditions this year were  ideal for the "growing of tomatoes.  The potato deal is still up in the  air.- Reports' from various parts of  the province would indicate a- light  crop. -' B. C. growers would be well  advised to watch quotations- from  adjacent growing centres and not  allow their home market to be captured from under their noses as was  done in a recent year.  Eggs are very scarce and some  dealers are compelled to refuse orders. The top grade has advanced  7<! during the week. Cold storage  holdings remain practically unchanged. Holders desire to unload as  speedily as possible during the present favorable conditions and there  fore are holding down the price.  EDMONTON    BULLETIN  TORONTO, Oct. 4.���������The peaches  are about finished, Crawfords Leno  baskets eleven quart selling seventy-  five cents to one dollar. Plums finished. Apples in good demand.  Fail varieties ones, four fifty to six  dollars per barrel. Wealthies ones,  five to five-fifty per barrel. 11. C.  Mcintosh Reds fancy two seventy-five  to three dollars per box. The onion  market is firm at three dollars per  hundred lbs.    The weather Is cool.  The' largest consignment of silk  from the Orient for many months,  consisting of 5,500 bates, valued at  $9,000,000, formed part of the  cargo of the Empress of Russia recently.  EDMONTON, Oct. 4.���������There are  still a few peaches and prunes coming on the market and sale on them  has been pretty fair lately. Some of  the prunes have been very much off  color and of course that has helped  to keep the.price down on that particular line.  Walthy apples are getting pretty  well cleaned up and the run is now  on Mcintosh Red, and the crates are  getting a preference over the wrapped. These are being pushed hard  by the wholesaler and we think tho  jobber is doing everything possible  to get out the maximum quantity of  apples. No disposition has yet-been  shown by the retailer to buy onions  in any quantity at all and -sale on  them at prices which are being asked is very slow. The few tomatoes  that are coming in are meeting with  a very good sale.  Sale on pears is' slowing up considerably and the demand for them  for preserving purposes seems to be  about over. Ontario grapes have  been rather scarce on this market  this week but we understand ! the  first Concords ,will be arriving towards the end of the week or first of  next. The demand on Hyslop Crabs  has kept up very well and quite a  few seem to have been handled here  this year.  If the telephone wires in Saskatchewan were placed in a continuous  straight line, they would girdle the  rarth at the equator twice' and go  ha!/' way round again. In' other  words, the telephone mileage is (>i-  !������S1, according to the'annual report  of the Department of Telephones for  last year.  The man who "hasn't time" hasn't  enough ability or hasn't enough interest.  Information about the goods  your store can be given through  adv. in this paper.  in  an  well  In a letter to Its'  agents', a  known American firm says:  The business of Sears Roebuck increased 29 per cent during the first  six months of,the'year, compared to  the same period last year and that  of Montgomery Ward increased'50  per cent over the six months of last  year. (The above firms are big Chicago mail order houses).  'Just what does ..that mean to you  personally���������one thing that it surely means' is that the farmer and the  man in tho small town has money  and is spending it .once more. Are  you getting your share?  After spending a month .on the  territory where the mail order business seems to be bothering our service stations to.some., extent, I have  a pretty fair idea of what you would  say in reply and my answer to you  is that you are directly ��������� responsible  for every order, that goes to a mail  order house.  Lei's see what a mnil order house  has. II article that is giving  "'air salisiiiction. It Iiim a price. It  iIocs ;i ;',ood jo!) of making both the  article mid ils price well known  hrougli tho mail That's about all,  isn't it'.'  Whai have you? You have an article thin is unquoslloiiably better  ,'lian (hid offered by the mail order  house- (hat will give - better satisfaction -you have a price���������but���������do  vou do fi good job of getting the informal ion to the farmer? Does he  definitely know that you would sell  to him for less money, when rental  and freight charges are taken into  consideration, than can the mail  order house? Docs he know that  you are Lliere to see that he gets satisfactory results, while all that the  mail order house cares about is getting his money? And you have the  big advantage of not being confined to the mail order alone to get  the knowledge to him.  In oilier words are you letting tho  mail order house creep in on business' which really , belongs to you,  just because you are not doing as  good a job of selling as they are?  Do the farmers know'   what    you  have to sell,    how    much,   it  them, and what they gel.    for    their  money?  Let's net out a pencil and a piece  of paper and figure out what we are  doing to let him know and what  more cm bo done, lo have him better  informed.  Business going to the mail order  house is business which belongs to  you and which jou could have if you  wore as active "in ' selling as they  are.  A   IMMVMR OF NATION'  THANKSGIVING  73^  Almighty God, Lord - of the Nations', we praise Thee for Thy favor  shown unto our rathers, and Thy  faithfulness continued unto their  children, in establishing our nation In  freedom and preserving it in unity;  for the rich land given us for inheritance; for the lofty traditions of  wise and virtuous men and women;  for deliverance from those who  would ' have enslaved us, and the  absence or civic and industrial  strife; for an honorable place'among  the nations, and the promise of increasing strength and influence.  Bless our land with honorale toil  sound learning and pure manners.  Save us from lawlessness and discord, pride and arrogance, and fashion inlo one godly people the multitude crowding to our shores' from  many kindreds and tongues. Give to  all the spirit of service, love and mutual forebearance. Keep Thou this  people beneath Thy care, establish  among them that righteousness  which alone exalteth a nation; and  Thine shall be the glory and the  praise and the thanksgiving from  costs  generation  to  generation.���������Amen.  VICTORIA   OPIUM  CASE   REMANDED  VICTOIITA, Oct. 4.���������A further remand was granted by Magistrate Jay  in the oily police court yesterday in  the charges: against. F. W. Eccles, "W.  L. Smith and Frank Fernandez,  charged on remand with _ unlawful  drug possession and other matters.  This wiis the final remand, stated C.  L. Harrison for the crown. The  cases would proceed on Tuesday  next unless' a public enquiry is first  instituted.  A shipment of silk from Chin?,  valued al two million dollars, went  fqrward from Vancouver to New  York under special guard over the  Canadian Pacific lines recently.  TAKES OPTION ON HOT SPRINGS  VANCOUVER, Oct. 5.���������Mr. J.W.  Weart, former Speaker of the legislature, and Mr. John Kendall city  auditor have taken 00-day option on  the Harrison Hot Springs and aro  forming a company to start work  this fall on a large fire-proof modern  hotel, new and larger sulphur baths  and other attractions of an up-to-  date spa.  While refusing to divulge any of ���������  the details of the scheme, or namo  the amount involved in the transaction, Mr. Weart stated that for  25 years he has been seeking to acquire the springs in order to develop  a great, holiday jamp and health resort'on beautiful and historic Harrison Lsike. With Mr. Kendall,- ho  succeeded last week in making satisfactory arrangements for tlie taking over of the property.  Life may be a game of give and  take, and you'll get more out of it  if you give more than you-take.���������  Brandon Sun.  Italy will quit Corfu ore Sept. 27,  provided.  Some idea of the extent of the Neebing Terminal opened at Fort William this fall by the Canadian  National Railways is given by the above pictures,.showing part of the 43 miles trackage with capacity for  2,000 cars. This new terminal is doing much to minimize the possibility of grain car congestion on Canadian National lines-at the head of the hikes; expedite delivery of grain to elevators for shipment down the  lakes arid also the movement of other "loads" and "empties" both east and west and thus further improve,  the transportation service provided.    Views shown arc as follows:  1.���������Classification yard looking eastward from the "hump."  2.���������Twenty-four  stall   round-house  with  electrically operated turntable in the foreground. ���������<*  3.���������View from center of the classification yard, showing car coming from "hump."  4,-^-Eight and one-half million bushel elevator at__.Port  Arthur, owned  by Canadian  National   Railways, the picture showing grain going into elevator from cars at one end and being loaded on  boat at the other.  i.   ,      6.���������-The "hump," where the force of gravity is the only power used in placing cars in the classification  r'" tracks assigned to them.    Two cars have just  been  released  and are shown on  their way to  ���������.>.���������..       classification  yard, i-rfirp-T���������>  Mi "ll'BOTSFORD POST  Cold Storage Service  Always prompt, polite .service at. White's Butcher Shop,  ��������� such attention naturally go with an up-to-date Cold Storage service as we give.    We always want you to get what  you pay J'or.    Our service is at your command.  AHBOTSFOUI) HIKAT MAHKtiT  S. F. WHITE  Farmars" Phone 1-909 AbuOtSrOrCl,   Jp-.i^.  HAVE YOU  A  fJOOD  DAIKV COW?  Make her better by proper milk producing  food.  Our dairy foods are not excelled anywhere. See us for better re  sults.  J. J. SPARROW  Essendene Avenue  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  The dance held at the old Municipal Hall, Watcom. last Friday  evening, was a very successful  at lair. The attendance was good and  a most enjoyable time spent.  Mr. John Peters of Bellingham,  is progressing favorably, following  a recent operation for appendicitis,  at the  M.-S.-A.   Hospital.  The football game played between  the Abbotsford and Mission Junioi  teams, at Mission, on Saturday, was  1-0 in   favor of Abbotsford.  Residents of the district are asked  for donations of old linens and flannel for the M.-S.-A.' Hospital, the  maiiiigenienl of which would be very  grateful   for articles sent.  Mrs. Geo.. Smith of Straiton has  been visiting friends' in Abbotsford  dining  the week.  Mrs. R. Horrell of Vancouver visited old friends in Abbotsford on  Wednesday.  Miss Isabella McPhee and Miss  Helen Olsen of the Royal'Columbian  Hospital, visited their homes here at  the   week-end.  The W. A. of St. Mathews Church  are planning to hold a whist drive in  the Masonic Mall on tlie evening ot  October   I Dili.  Mr. Olnirg if) visiting in Vancouver.  Mrs. II. Fraser and daughter,  Mrs. SI of fin, of Chilliwnck. are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Donald of Portland.  Miss Wilson of Hnnimond was a  visitor here at flic week-end.  Mr. Peering, who has been visiting his home here, has returned tc  the   Prairies   and   Manitoba.  Mrs. Mrokovski, Sr. or Sumas  Prairie visited friends in town on  Thursday.  Mrs. W. Smith is visiting friends  in   Pcrnridge.  Pearl Ueheccah Lodge of Abbotsford are preparing to hold a whist  drive on the evening of November  the flth.  Mr. and Mrs. James Downie and  children were visitors' to New Westminster  on Tuesday.  Mrs. Wilkinson and little daughter of Harrison Springs the guests  of Mrs.   J.  l-lutehinsoc.  Mr. It. McMenemy of Now Westminster visited with his brother,  Mr. J.   K.  McMenemy this  week.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Young of. Vancouver- were the week-end guests of  Mr. and  Mrs.  W. Bilker.  Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Swift visiter  in  Vancouver during  the  week.  .Mrs. p. It. Edwards of Vancouver  is .visiting  in   Abbotsford.  Mr. and Mrs. Sharp of Ontarn  are the guests of. their daughter and  son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Wood  of Clifford.  A  splnndld   ovcnlng or enjoyment  wiis spent   at   tho  regular    social   of  the St.  Andrews and  Calrdonion  cli.'ty held  In  the    Masonic'   'Hall  Saturday  evening.  Mrs. Miller, who has charge of  store at. the mill, has moved inlo  onn or Mrs. Ml 1st oil's houses, on the  hill. The store has been taken over  by Mr. and  Mrs. Snashall.  Mr, 'and Mrs. L. Trethewey of  Harrison Springs visited (heir home  here this  week.  A   "Clean   Up"   Hee  at  the     Mussel white  October 13th, when al  asked   to   give   assistance  logs  and   cleuriirg,     The  taken sick a few days ago. Mr. and  Mis. Duncan have gone to see her,  and it is hoped that she will make  a speedy  recovery.  On  Friday evening Mrs. W.  Roberts entertained a    party of. friends  at     whist.       First  by Mrs. Barnes aad  consolation   prizes  Cullerton    and Mr.  refreshments     were  was    enjoyed,   and  and     neighbors  prizes wore won  Mrs.   P.   Aitken,  going to     Mrs.  Frith.     After  served,   dancing  told by    one    of the  .���������Soon  the  is to be held  cemetery on  interested are  in piling  men     arc  asked to bring necessary picks, shovels, etc. wil.ii them. Lunch will  be provided by tlie ladies.  News has been received of tlie ill-i  ness in Vancouver    of    Miss    Jessie j  Duncan  of Poplar.    Jessie is attending school in    Vancouver,    and was '  fortunes were  guests.  November nth holds a treat in  store for everyone, when the Orange  and True Blues will combine, and  put on one of the finest programmes  over given at a social. Refreshments  will be served and later a novelty  dance in name and nature will be  held. Further particulars next  week.  Wc have been favored with a most  delightful fall, the equal of which  has not been recorded for many  years. As a result of the sunny  weather, dame nature is playing  pranks in tlie woods and flower gardens. Primoses are again in bloom,  also paiibies, nasturtiums and other  flowers. In the woods near the  home of Mrs. W. Roberts, a dogwood  tree is magnificent with full  bloom.  Plans arc complete for the dance  to be given on the I flth in the  theatre hall, under the auspicee of  the Abbotsford L. 0. L.  ��������� Mr. and Mrs. W. Rurrough of  Powell River, visited with their aunt  and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. T. McMillan, on their return trip from Portland, where they spent their honeymoon.  Tho regular meeting of the W. A.  or the M.-S.-A. Hospital will be held  next  Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs. A. Harkness is visiting Mrs.  Chas.  Crawford of Mission City.  Rev. Dr. J. Knox Wright, general secretary of the Canadian Bible  Society, will conduct the service in  the Presbyterian Church'on Sunday  evening. On Monday evening Dr.  Wright will give his celebrated lecture, on- Japan, which will be illustrated with 100 magnificent colored slides. An offering will be taken  in aid of the Bible Society. The  lecture will commence at 8 P-.m.  The members of the Tuxis Square  met in the Parish Hair on Thursday  evening. Tlie boys enjoyed a splendid address given by Mr. P. Hughes,  principal of the Abbotsford School,  who spoke on "Canadian Citizenship." Games and boxing were  later enjoyed.  A meeting will be held in the  Presbyterian Sunday School room  on Saturday, Oct.. 20th at 1:30 p.m.  for the purpose of forming a Mission  Band. The work will lie under the  direction of Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Bed-  low, and all girls between the ages  of eight- and thirteen years are requested  to attend.  Mrs. Webster visited in Vancouver  at  the week-end.  Mrs. II. ISerrymen of Prince-Rupert is I he guest of her sister, Mrs.  F. W. Pudge of the DeLalr Road.  lYliss 10. Saint of New Westminster visited Mrs. M. F. Insley at the  week-end.  Mr. W. Harkness of Vancouver  spent, the week-end at his home  here.  On Friday evening, Mrs. F. W.  Uttdge entertained at a dinner  party in honor of her son, Mr. W.  Rudgo, and Mr. 10. Miller, who loaye  shortly for Portland. The guests  included, Miss Irene King, Miss  JOlsie McPhee, Miss lOinma Trethewey, Miss V. Rudge. Robert Treth-  ewev. 10. Miller, G. Rudge and W.  Budge.  Mrs. A. McPhee and daughter  lOlsie arc visiting in Vancouver this  week-end.  ���������The regular weekly meeting of  the Men's Club was held in the Parish Hall on    Monday   evening.      A  No Help For  B. C. Farmers  VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. f).���������Hon E.  D. Barrow, minister of agriculture,  todiiy declared himself as being op-  osed to government financing and  "paternalism" to the farmers to a  greater extent than already provided  for, and said the farmers should be  given, an oppotunity of tteering their  own course out of the so-called agricultural crises in British Columbia.  "The men on the land, I won't  call them farmers, who are making  the big cry against conditions today,  are misfits and ne'er-do-wells who  probably couldn't make good under  the best of. conditions," said Mr.  Barrow.  "The real farmers are sawing  wood and keeping their minds on  business. They know tho problem ia  theirs and that it's their Job to get  busy and work oua solution. Those  who are loudest in their protests  and who make the strongest fight for  government assistance are usually  the theorists who think they know  ft all, who have merely a text-book  knowledge of agriculuro, and who  couldn't pull a stump or milk a'cow  if they were offered a bonus for doing it. Such men are.natural troublemakers and there is no use In listening to them.  "The farmer who won't co-operate  belongs to the same class'. It is a  pity that there is no law that would  permit the government to deport  them."  MXPR10SS COMPANIES TRYING  TO   INCREASE   TUB  COMMODITY   RATES  Week in Calgary  Weather haa been ideal this week.  Crisp cool mornings with bright sunshine all day.   '  Harvesting operations are proceeding ��������� uninterrupted at district  points, and every indication points to  this year's Alberta . yield being . a  record one in cereals. The wot  weather reported in Manitoba aiid  Saskatchewan has not affected Alberta, however, and in these provinces the grain is drying out nicely. ;  There is a' cheerful atmosphere in  farming districts. Live stock is in  excellent condition. Winter .feed is  abundant in genoral.  We have reports at hand from all  prairie points indicating a  strong movement of apples,  feet of regulating, supplies, put in  practise by the Associated Growers is  having a splendid effect, and whilb  prices are low on account of the  weak'buying power of customers, it  could easily be advanced ten cents  per case more, if It were not for the  insidious under quoting of so-called  independents.  The prune market Is cleaning up  nicely, and prices should advance.  This week two cars of Italian prunes  from the Doukhoboors, Grand Forks,  arirved in Calgary. These were  bought cheap, and are in the hands  of the two jobbing houses, insuring  them being sold, as they were bought  greatly to the disadvantage of an>  storage stock which may be held.  We have not heard any complaints  this year as to the pack of apples.  We notice the new extra fancy pack  is much superior in color and sizing to the old No. 1 pack, the tendency being to place the superior  stock in this pack, and crating the  balance.    This method is popular.  The market seems well stocked  with every line of produce. Onion  prices are soaring and another advance ,in price from five to ten cents  per case during this week.  We have called attention several  times this year to the folly of shipping L.C.L. consignments to. retail  trade. We have many letters from  individual shippers asking: "Why  certain firms do not send them overdue returns, and fail to reply to their  requests for payment?" This week  we sent out some letters requesting  delinquent firms to pay; oo far soirie  of them have not replied. The best  time for individual shippers to apply  to us for advice is before he makes  the  shipment.  ��������� We have written to It. L. Wheeler, Esq., Fruit Transportation Specialist, Ottawa, giving him notice  that any increase in fruit and produce express rates will be resisted  because the fruit industry in B. C. is  already overburdened by express  rates. We are convinced that, any  increase in Community Rales will injure the industry, which is'at present  in a perilious position;  As far as L.C.L. shipments are con  cerned,  the incrcaso  would  only   hit  individual    shippers,    and     in     oui  opinion car lots of fruit and vegeta  hies loaded by tlie shipper and    ur.  loaded by the jobber should not    be  included as express'service,    but be  known     as     "accelerated     freight,"  carried   by  passenger trains.     Apart  from  book-keeping    which     can     as  uually be done by the ' Railway Co.  as by the Express Co,,    the    express  companies perform    no    service    in  car  lot   movements   of     perishables  and   we  consider   that    dual   profits-  so earned  are unjustified.     If it  be  true that the express companies are  losing money, which, we understand  ia  their contention   at present,     the  removal of    this    large    volume    o.  business   might     materially     reduce  their losses.  Winnipeg  steady,  potatoes.  The ef-  IWINNIPI'XJ,   Oct.   X.���������Supplies   ol  all products are    abundant on     thi^  market and  the  movement  is somewhat below normal  for this time ol  tho year.      Apples from British  Columbia continue  in  fair    receipt   although  much       lighter to date than  tliis time last year.    The  qualify  i:  excellent.       A   number of cars  bull  Mcintosh are being distributed  by i  wholesaler here .and    are of a  vor>  fine quality for apples    shipped chit  wiiy; they are selling delivered'righ  off the car for 4<J pound and cleaning up quickly, and the market her-  is now being    supplied    entirely b? '  British Columbia and Ontario fruits  The .weather is' ideal.  The car receipts since my last re  port: from B. C, 5 prunes; 1 crab  apple;'12 apples; 4 onions; 3 mix  ed fruit. Ontario, 4 grapes; <  peaches;   3   mixed   fruit.     Importer"  prunes;   G peaches;   1   bbl. apples  pears;  1 mixed fruit. Manitoba,  Fraser Valley Locals  $364 have already been collected  by the W. 1. of Langley Prairie to  build a community hall.  The freight rate on the C.N.R-  is more than double the rate on the  Skeena.  The Grader is being put on the  Hall's Prairie road, and it will be  better and wider than before the  summer traffic started over it.  Port Coquitlam has $432 in the  treasury to    satisfy a    judgment of  $ 4 2,000.  The steamer Skeena cannot reach  the wharf at Glen Valley owing to  the silted condition of the channel  ��������� The Rev. Mr. Daly of Ladner is  the new Presbyterian minister for  Haney and Hammond.  The new telephone central a;  Haney has been completed with Miss  Ferguson in charge.  Mr.    Botts    has    been    appointed  fame warden  for Maple Ridge.  '    Maple   Ridge   realized     $2000   on  its tax sale last month.  ' Ruskin   school   has   installed       a  furnace at a cost of $347.  16 lots were sold at Port Moody  .tax sale.  Surrey will charge a fee of $2  per month for each pupils attending  the high school, with such exemptions as may be required.  75 parcels of land were disposed of at Surrey tax sale amounting to $2500. Prior to sale $2500  worth of property was redeemed.  our choice  >n'ug your own container   and  Honey ill 20<������* a   pound.  '{el  r>  some ol  fl is   "~  very  long.  choice and al Ihis price il will nol last l<  .BERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  OF ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money lo Loiin on flood Knrin Mortgages  A. McCallum  Swift Current  SWIFT CURRENT, Oct. 5 th���������  Weather continues to be fine in  this district. B. C. and Washington  small fruits over for this year, few  cars of Ontario Peaches. Plums and  Pears, also Ontario Concord Grapes  beginning to move freely.  Car arrivals from Sept. 26th to  Oct. 4th���������3 B. C. mixed cars; 2  Washington mixed cars; 1 Ontario  mixed car; 5 B. C. mixed cars to  country points; 4 cars apples to  Swift Current; 7 cars apples to the  country points!  Seattle Lettergram  SEATTLE, Oct. 4.���������The Coast  onion 'markets showing matoilul advances at shipping point. Tho local  market price is throe fifty to three  seventy-five with prospects for further advances. The peach deal is a-  bout closed on all varieties except  Salways, they are eighty-five to  ninety cents per box. Hay growers  complete Northwest Hay Growers'  Association, controlling deal in Eastern Washington on co-operative  basis.  very nice time was enjoyed in  games. At the next regular meeting,  on Monday evening, select readings  will be given by Messrs. Thorn,  Benedict, Brown, Horn and Pratt,  and a discussion will later be held,  relative to the readings.  IT IS ONLY  RV  USING THE BEST  of ingredients that you can  get the best results in cooking. Our Groceries ,are selected on their merits, rather  than on the margin of profit that they represent, and  our services' and deliveries  are a fitting background  lor   good   groceries.  Provincial News  Business would appear to be normal at Vernon. One garage in .the  town reports the sale of a carload of  five-ton auto trucks.  Reports from the Okanagan indicate that Jonathan apples are showing signs of a breakdown similiai-  to that experienced last year.  Greenwood merchants still have  faith in tlie old town. One of tho  grocery stores has just installed an  electric  coffee-grinder.  Tenders are being called  for    the  erection  of a  two-room  school       at  Kimberley. A lockup was erected a  little over a year ago.  Vernon's public school attendance  is about the same as last year, but  there are more scholars at the high  school than formerly.  Richard Ross, a 17-year old Waldo  youth, had his right arm taken off  at tlie shoulder when that member  got caught in the gears of a planer  in, a sawmill in which he was employed.  -- The Courier estimates ' that the  auto tourist business has been worth  at least $60,000 to Cranbrook merchants  this year.  w������  -Ste  btv  - u  THIS photograph shows the presidential'party of the Canadian Pacific ' Railway taken on board the  Princess Louise before they sailed foi Skagway, while on their tour ol inspection over the company's  tines. In the back row. from left to right, dre Mr. F. W. Molson, Mr. J. K. L. Ross, Sir Herbert Holt and  Mr. W. N.' Tilley, K.C. In the front row, left to right, are Vice-President D, C, Coleman, Sir Augustus  Naiiton, President K. W. Beatty and Captain J. \V, Troup, - -..:..=.���������:._____.,..���������^ ._.:-_.: *-j.


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