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 /^^^Sk^-r^J  ^V  Wo have a   limited   quantity   of   excellent   Eating  Appios of the Cravens! ei it Vnriely:  Pounds for 25 c WI,,"��������� Tl"v '"*���������  <.'KT   VOUU  n  Hi PION.E!  STORP"  T-iione 10'  AltltOTHJ'Oltl) AND WHATCOM  ItOAD  wiiai.com uoad, Toi.  2:iM      Farmers .1.912  Great Tribute  ���������   ^o Zteari Editor  Oili-ens of every walk of life in  Now Westminster, Vancouver and  the Eraser Valley, pnid their last  robpocis Lo . John Wilson Cunningham, late managing editor oi' Tlie  Rritiah Columbian, whoso funeral  was held Sunday afternoon from  Luc Odd Fellows' hall, when one of  'the larfjosf and most representative  .'gatherings that has ever attended  the last :itcr, for a citizen of the Royal City, asr.cr.iibied lo render homage  to one who held a high place in the  various public and semi-public bodies  during his fourteen years as editor  of the local newspaper.  lie died in the Royal    Columbian  Hospital   on   Kriday Inst.  Jle fell ill on August 30, and on  Sept. 1 was taken to the hospital  where his case was "diagnosed as 'one  of diphtheria. After having apparently made a good recovery, he  was pronounced free of the diphther-  .. ia genu.and.. ���������.inoy_ecl,..to���������..tlie.._maJn  '" building.''F-o'r "a lime he appeared to'  make good progress,".but about -two  .weeks ago suffered a relapse. , A  form of paralysis set in and his "vital-;  ity sank rapidly. Ho made a- magnificent fight against the disease, but  without   avail.  The news of his death was received with the keenest regret throughout this city and the Fraser Valley,  for he'had a'wide circle of friends.  He leaves a widow and ore daughter.  Louise, and one sister, Mrs. J. V>.  Foster,   Kort Saskatchewan.  Horn, at Stroetsville, Ont., on November 21., lSGt), he was educated  in that, province and graduated from  Toronto University.' For a time he  followed the teaching profession in  Ontario and Manitoba, but in the  early nineties he gravitated to Ed-  lnonon and with his associates founded the Uldmontoii Journal. From  small beginnings his newspaper grew  and expanded, and became a great  force in the community. Under his  editorial direction the Journal was  a sheet to be reckoned with. He  wielded a trenchant pen, and almost  immediately found himself aligned  against the Bulletin, lion. Frank Oliver's paper, and involved in the  struggles incident to political and  commercial rivalry in those days of  rapid growth in the ' west. The  Journal launched out en a Jarge  scale, published a morning and" evening edition, and took a dominating  position from which it has never  been ousted.  Severing his connection with the  Journal in 1909, Air. Cunningham  came to the coast and joined the staff  of the British Columbian in the  editorial staff. In this position he  made a mark and became one of the  outstanding figures in the life of  New Westminster.  In a highly commercialised ..age,  the late J. W. Cunningham was distinguished by an absence of tho  spirit of self-seeking that was to say  the least' noteworthy. A big man, in  every sense of the word, ho gave  both physical and mental energy in  unstinted measure to practically  every movement that in his opinion  tended to tlie sound development of  the community, an expenditure that  may have fo some extent hastened  his end by leaving liliu open fo the  attack which proved fatal. Vet in  all <his he sought neither money nor  fame, for although at the forefront  of many a public affair, yet he a-  Toided the limelight and the plaudits of the crowd.  From the time he came fo New  Westminster he adopted it, not a-  lin.ipt.ly pushing himself.forward yet  neither/lagging behind when there  wan work to be done. Recognizing  the inter-relation of city and district, he was also itonsely interested in the Fraser Valley, and he was  known, from end to end of it. This  naturally led him to take an actlvo  part in the    work of    the R.A. & I.  Discuss Incorporation  At Meeting Monday  A meeting is to be held on Monday, even ing for tho purpose of discussing incorporation ot Abbotsford  as a village. If is rumored that Mission City village is getting- along fiiih  under incorporation and Abbotsford  does not want to be behind- in tho  race.- hence the .renewing of the discussion. A meeting'was held on  Monday evening last'- to discuss the  matter. At that meeting the following figures were read: General  taxes over and above school taxes  SToO'O; trades licences $500; bank  licences $500 (pity the poor bankj ;  land taxes' .$1500; police court fines  $1300; auto licences $1354; and the  balance of the $7500 made up with-  special   trade   licences.  Mr.' J. J. McPhee estimated bank  licences at $50, trade licences at  ?S50; land tax $2200; personal property taxes,  $550.  Last winter figures gi^en at,the  'board--of-trade totalled up $-12,;500,  made up as follows: School taxes  S4500;. land taxes $1992: personal  property taxes $1500;. police court  fines $1300: auto licences, -ifl?,!)2!;  bank and trade licences $14 00;  special licences $40; chauffeurs licences -$15; real estate brokers licences -$20; and some other small  items. '   .' - -        -  Further data will be secured for  Monday's meeting and it will most  probably be' shown that tho sources  of revenue will be from land taxes,  trade licences and liriuor money (this  latter may be discontinued at any  time' within two or three years).  Personal property taxes, auto  licences, police court fines, according to the Village Act go fo the  government.     Do they not?  Young Ladies  Organize  Club  A meeting was held in the Masonic Hall recently for tho purpose  of organizing a yound ladies' club.  Quite a number of ladies were present, and the club was organized with  twenty members, ft will be known  as the O. A. \V. Club.  The officers are as follows: President, Miss Weatherby: vice president, Miss Evans; secretary, Mae  Wilson;   treasurer, Anna Culbcrt.  The Club is to be of an athletic  and social nature, and propose starting a basket ball team in the near  fu}.urc.  Meetings will be held every Monday evening.  Heeds Call of Cupid  Mr. IL Peck Loses" Life  In Shooting Accident  A very sad shooting accident occurred last Saturday morning, whereby Mr. Ilallburton Peck lost his life.  Mv. Pock had loaded tho 'shot gun,  and gone out to hunt, for. pheasant,  lie had only boon gone a few minutes  when two shots were hoard, follow  ed by a shout,,and when Mrs, Peck  and other members of the family  went out, Mr. Peck was found in a  dying condition.  Apparonljy, Mr. Pock had stepped  into a rut and slipped, and in die fall  the gun was discharged, 'the full  charge of both barrels entering- i-be  abdomen. Tho unfortunate man died  before medical aid could be secured.  An inquest was held later, when  it was decided that death was accidental.  Funeral services were held at the  family residence on Monday afternoon, Rev. A. TT. Priest and Rev. W.  Robertson officiating. A very large  gathering of friends was presont, to-  pay their last respects to one 'who  was highly honored in _ the 'community. "'     .-;'.  Members of the A.P. & A.M. Lodge  of which the deceased was a member  attended in a body. - >; ���������   ���������  The funeral was held in. New  Westminster on Tuesday afternoon,  from the Masonic Temple,1* interment being made in the family plot  at'Fraser Cemetery. ;  Tho late Air. Ilaliburton Peck was  80 years of age, and a native of  flopwell, N. B. He had resided in  Abbotsford about, throe years. He.  is survived by a widow arid four  children, two daughters, Airs.'-Wright  and Miss Eleanor Peck, and two sons,  Lome Peck, residing a: home, and  Donald Peck, .who is .married and  living in Vancouver, lie aj|oJeaves  his mother,' "Mrs. Wesley "Peck " ' of  New Westminster, "two brothers, Col.-  "Cy" Peck of Sidney, V. I.; and Mr.  Gaius Peck of Sappe'rton, and ��������� one-  sister, Airs. AIcDiarinid, to mourn  their loss.  Mr. Halibut-ton Peck was very  well known throughout B. C, having engaged at. one time in the cannery business at Naumu; and later  ���������was the ' owner of a sawmill at  Georgetown.  ���������Me was first vice-president of the  Abbotsford and District Board of  Trade and took a very active interest  iu all undertakings' of benefit lo the  community.  Airs. Peck and family have the  sympathy of a very wide circle of  friends in their bereavement.  American Senator Predicts Crisis In Europe Within a Short Time  Will Not Hear  School Costs  Bazaar by Clearbrook  W. I. Splendid Success  The bazaar held in the Masonic  Hall last Friday by the ladies of the  Clearbrook Institute was a splendid  success, the total of $250 was cleared, which will be used to defray expenses on the erection of the Poplar  Hall.  The attendance was    very    large,  and tho lovely variety of goods displayed in the various booths attracted "many buyers.    In the    evening  concert and dance was enjoyed.  a  up  J)  (Continued on Page Four)  KISIIl'iOCK���������McGAKVA  A wedding of much interest to  residents of this district took place  at the-Presbyterian Manse on Thursday afternoon,, when Mrs. Grace  Murr AlcGava became the bride of  Air. John Fishlock of Kilgard. Mrs.  It. hlndores. was matron of honor,  and Mr. C, Pall of Clayburn attended the groom.  Tho bride looked ������cliarming in ft  stylish suit of navy blue, with hat to  match.  The-honeymoon will be spent in  Vancouver, and upon (heir return  Mr. .mid .Mrs. Fishlock will resident  Mussel white.  rogress' is Sold  To Mayor Barbel  Tag Dais at Fair  Amounted to $39  A report of the Tag Day held at  the Matsfiui Fair in aid or the  M.-S.-A Hospital was given at the  regular mooting of the. Board. The  total collected  was  $39.00.  A vote of thanks was tendered  Mrs. McCulloch and Mrs. Ham who  had this work in charge, also to  Mr. J. J. Pace, president of the Fair  Association.  CFflLLlWACK, Oct. 13.���������The  sale of the Chilliwack Progress to  Mayor 0. A. Barber was announced  here yesterday by Senator J. D. Taylor of New Westminster. Possession  will be given on November 1. The  sale includes the property as wall as  the plan and business. The Chilliwack Progress was established over  thirty-three years ago by Air. W; T.  .lacknian of Chilliwack but for the  past twenty years it has been owned and directed by Senator Taylor.  Mr. Harber has been connected with  the printing and publishing business  since boyhood in Ontario, Manitoba  and lirifish Columbia, and'was from  19 12 to 1!.) I 9 editor of the Progress.  Coming Events  t.ior.  (Presbyterian  October   2 0 -��������� O r ga n i ".a  nf    Alission    Band  schoolroom).  November   ���������������������������������Concert    and     dance,  L.O.I/, and L.T.I3. Lodges  (Orange  Hall).  November 11���������Memorial "Services,  Ha/.elwood  Cemetery. ���������  November 12-���������Thanksgiving Day,  Armistice Festivities, annual masquerade dance of the G.W.V.A.  (theatre hall).  DUNCAN, Oct. 18.���������"The most  fantastic and most retrograde suggestion ever made by a body of public men," was the characterization  by the Hon. J. D. AlacLean, minister  of education, of the proposal which  has. been made by the Union of B.  C. Municipalities that the government  should bear all the costs of the  schools of the province, in a speech  delivered yesterday afternoon before  tlie convention of the B. C. School.  Trustees'  Association.  He said it would" bring the whole  educational system into the arena  of party politics with probable dire  results to the young generation.  Teachers would be forced to declare  themselves for one party or another,  if .advancement were to be secured,  he said.  Dr. AlacLean took another tilt at  the U. B.C. M. when he declared  disapproval of the suggestion of that  body to turn the management of  school affairs over to committees of  the various  city  councils.  He referred to the teachers of the  province as the most efficient and  highly trained in the Dominion of  Canada. "This is not an idle statement," he said. "Facts show that  36 per cent, of B. C. teachers have  had university training."  Tn answer to the charge that the  cost of education was ruinous, he  compared the four western provinces, Alberta with $80 cost per  child each year, Saskatchewan $98,  Manitoba $73.70, British Columbia,  $74.CO.  Dr. MacLean repeated the promise  he said he had made several months  ago in regard to -an educational survey.    If there was a general demand  j for one he would comply, ho said. Up  [ to  the  present,  however, Vancouver  "was the    only    point    from     which  there had been  noticeable agitation,  he pointed out. fc  Opposition was registered  to day-  lnn,|lil!lit saving  time,  mnnt.ngj.    ,P|)0 Now \Vesf minster request, for  : an   additional   examination     subject  | for. entrance,   this, not  to  be known  ��������� ii til the time of examination in    order to maintain interest in    all'sub-  HUNTINGDON  Mr. and Mrs. Cameron visited at  the home of Mrs. Duncan McGilli-  vray on Sunday, ,  Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McGillivray  received an invitation to attend a  special meeting" of the Glengary Association in Vancouver at the end of  the week.  Mr. and Mrs1. S. J. Bates, and Mr.  and Mrs. AT. McGillivray were guests.  at tea at the home of Air. and Airs  F.  Carmichael recently.  Mr. George Brown, of    the  Navy  is visiting    his' mother,  Plaxton of Huntingdon,  U. S.,  Mrs.  Mr. Holmes of Lulu Island was  an Abbotsford visitor today, calling  on his old friend, Mr. J. J. Sparrow.  ' Mr.    C.    Sumner    is   opening  butcher shop next to Lee's store.  a  Services will be held in St. Math-  every Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  f jects, was thrown out.    The committee" followed a    recommendation    of  i Inspector  J.   S.   Gordon,  Vancouver,  . to the effect that, no action be taken.  The motion asking the government  to turn over the    share    of    school  boards in the liquor profits directly  for  capital   expenditure,   apart   from  assessment levy, was appoved unanimously.  made in a new reversible belt style at $22.50  $25.00 and $27.50  Men's Clothing���������  Dark Tweeds and Worsteds.  Hats For Fall���������  The newest brush   felt in   all   the   popular   shades.  Splendid value at    ........... .$4.50  Stamped Goods to Embroider���������  CUSHION TOPS,      TABLE    CENTERS,       PILLOW  CASES,   NIGHTGOWNS,   TOWELS, etc. from .  25tf ���������������������  Rubbers For All Purposes-  Fme wear, sport, and hard wear, for all members of  (he family.    Every,pair guaranteed.  GROCERIES���������  Old Dutch Cleanser,   2 for   Royal Crown and Sunlight Soap, a carton    Lux, 2 for   Campbell's Soups, a tin   B������st Sockey Salmon, ,1's '.  Choice Red Salmon, l's   ,25(!  .25<f  . 2;">������  .25,*  Limited  'ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Published Every Friday  ,   Member oi" H. O. and Yukon Weekly Newspaper Ashii.  FRIDAY-,   OCTOBI'JK   18,   UI23  ^= ��������� ....    . ��������� m .   .  TIIK HI NTIXUDON JOKK  Huntingdon is a small town of negative im-  porlance on (lie Canadian    side,of the international  boundary lino and    separated from  Sumas on  (he American side by an ordinary  street.    Along this street runs the imaginary  line which separates Hie Dominion of Canada  from tlie United Slates   of   America.    Huntingdon is-a name only, for there are no businesses there;   and, compared to Sumas across  (he street, it is a joke.    The competition in  prices between the two points mal<es it    impossible for business to survive in the Canadian (own.    The Canadian storekeeper could  not'meet (he prices of his competition across  on the American side, through some mysterious    financial    juggling called    protection,  which is the saving' money    in    one   pocket  while it robs the. other in so   doing.    While  Sumas thrives-and is a healthy looking Iowa  with fine stone and brick buildings, Huntingdon is starving to' death, for who would pay  $7 for a pair of shoes,which    can be bought  across the street for $5; or pay 25 cents a gallon, for gasoline when it     costs only 17 cents  about fifty yards away? ' Would you .-pay over  $700 for a Ford car   when it is   only   worth  $442 over the line.    But you-could not live  in Huntingdon and buy in'Sumas because the  street is policed by revenue officers.     The result, is that the people who might reside   in  the Canadian town have   moved   on ' to the  American one, for there is no law to prevent  one from living in-the States and working   in  Canada.  This is a condition .that must obtain'right  across the continent, and nothing else in the  world would tend'so miich to drain Canada  of its population. ' It is the 'lure of the cost  of living���������the everlasting struggle , for exis-  tance���������which makes the whole world kin. Can  nothing be done for Canada? Can our six  millions population as against more than a  hundred millions.in the States not be traced to  this protection which taxes Canada 33 per  cent more for its food and clothing than the  Americans pay on the other side of an imaginary line?���������Ashcroft Journal.  ED.���������At the same time property values  are better in Huntingdon., and taxes of all  kinds much less. A little further investigation might alter the editor's National opinion  ��������� if not he is.the "makin's" of a good Yankee.  Driving into tho dazzling lights of an oncoming car  is dangerous business���������dangerous alike to the daz-  zk r and the dazzled. And it is so unnecessary. To  dim tho lights of a car is so simple, and easy a task,  th.U it seems that the danger involved by not doing  so would compel the motorist approaching another  car at night to take this simple precaution againsL the  possibility of accident to his own car as well as the  cars of others. II. should not take a law to bring  about the dimming of headlights. Common driving  etiquette, for it is etiquette, and good manners are  just as essential on the road as in the ballroom  In town boosting cheerfulness and cordiality have  an important part. Too often people permit business  cares and worries to cause them to forget the stranger  within the gates and the rriend who passes by. Many  a man has gained a reputation for gr'ouchlncss- Who  merely has not thought to be cordial. A smile carries  one much farther than a frown. .The visitor in a city  is favorably impressed if the people he sees on the  streets are cheerful and smiling. Ifo at once gains the  impression that it must be a good town which has  a cheerful  people.  The visitor naturally thinks that a city which  offers welcome in so conspicuous a wav means it. If  the people he meets smile and are cheerful he at  once realizes that they are a people worth while and  the town worth looking over. Tlie cordial greeting with airaccompanying smile of welcome, help?  more than anything else to give people a good impression of a place. The smile attracts and tho  frown repels. Grouchiness gains nothing for a person. Most people would prefer the "Cheerful Idiot"  to the "Chronic Grouch." ,  THIO LOC.-YL NUWSI'APRR  The people of Sault Sto. Mario have given .1. \V.  Curran, editor and publisher of the Soo Daily Star,  an unusual evidence of the value the city places upon  the editor and his journal. Having jus*, installed a  fine new press, Mr. Curran was interrupted by a  committee of cltlzons headed by Mayor Dawson,  which took over the plant and premises and got out  a special edition In which the goodwill of the city  was heartily expressed towards the Soo Dally Stur  and Its publisher. II was a happy thought perfectly  expressed in word and action. The local newspaper  is a great asset to a community, and too often the patient, laborious and patriotic services of the publisher over many years, alhough universally admitted,  goes without any public acknowledgement.���������-Toronto  Star.  Four Canadian and      Newfoundland    sailing ships  were wrecked  or lost during the recent storm,  There were !).'M,880 cwt. of sea fish caught on both  Canadian coasts during August.  Stratford, Ont., has formed a community orchestra.   JL  HOPK-P1UNCETON and FRASER CANYON llOUTEtt  The government of British Columbia has announced its intention "of building the connecting link in the  transprovincial highway noxt year.  The following is submitted by the people of the  southern interior for the consideration of the gov-  . eminent and the people of British Columbia in deciding which route shall be followed���������the c'irect one between'Hope and Princeton or the northerly one  through tho narrow Fraser Canyon.  ,u Summary  The Hope-Princton route is above all the cheapest  and quickost to build.  It is the most direct and most attractive to the'  tourist.  It is a paradise to the sportsman and camper.  , It opens Hew country, develops new resources productive of new revenue to the province.  It  possesses  unrivalled  scenery.  It parallels no railways. -  Twenty-Seven  Points  1. It is the route chosen by the royal engineers and  2 miles was built by them in 18GJ. ���������'  2. It travels historic ground part of the Dowdiioy  trail" aiid trails of tho early miners'.  3. Tt is a route whore grades do not exceed 7 per  cent., and it is suitable as a primary highway.  4. It is a "scenic highway" with scenery majestic  and   unparalleled.     ������.  fi. It is a route which will accommoda'e all motor  tourist travel for the duration of the tourist season.  (5. It is most fitted to be a link in the all-Canadian  highway, being the shortest route cast and west for  the largest population.  .    .7. It opens  new    lands   suitable   for    settlement; -  ���������new. territory rich in mining    resources and it    leads  directly  into  the' farming  and  mining  d'stricts    ��������� of  the whole interior of tho province.  8.  It- connects by the most direct route with ovorv  "highway "in the-'interior and connects with    the main  highways 'iiito the states'bf Washington, Idaho,    aiid ���������  province of Alberta.  ." 9.  It will connect with    all    our    transcontinental  railways and does not parallel them.  i'10: It will pass through entirely new territory  and will therefore attract American and eastern tourist- travel.  11. l'ts highest elevation is 4,450 feet, which ia  lower than the summit on the'Banff-Windermere road  by  1200   feet.  12. Being the most direct route from west to  east it parallels the international boundary and. is in  a position to compete with advantage with the transcontinental highways in the United States.  13.-It will not only serve all the tourist traffic offering, but will accommodate traffic of,all kinds to  now settlements, new mines and new logging camps.  14. Climatic conditions should render this route  no more subject to mud, sand and snow slides than  the Fraser Canyon route.  '15. It connects at Princeton and Penticton with all  roads to the north of the province, the towns of the  Okanagan,  Cariboo and  Kootenays.  ��������� 16.  It gives access to the majestic scenery of the  Hope mountains, the beautiful'   lake    scenery of the  Okanagan and the Kootenays, the'rolling range lands  "of the Nicola and Kamloops district.  17. It can be built far more cheaply and far mora  quickly  than  the Fraser canyon  route. '  18. It can be completed .within one year.  19. Tts length between Hope and -Princeton is 84.  miles, which for 25 miles follows the old royal  engineers' road and requires only remodelling, in  addition to this 13 miles have been built from the  Princeton end, leaving only 4 6 miles of actual new  work. ',  20. It does not, in its course, closely ,hug.two transcontinental railways, as does the Fraser canyon route,  but.it runs through entirely new territory.  21.-The  ne\v   territory   opened   up  comprises  agrl-  cultural lands,'timber and rich , and    amply    proven  mineral areas, whereas  the  Fraser canyon  road  foh-.  lows a narrow unproductive gorge.  22: The Hope-Priceton road will    thus .  bring    in- .  creased  revenue  to the province from  lands,  timber  and minerals.  ��������� -23. The Fraser canyon in spite of the advantage of  having  two railways is' still  unproductive.-.. A motor .  highway  in  addition will  not better this- condition..  24. The  Hope-Princeton  route   opens    up a para-"'  dise  for  the camper and  sporlsmon.  25. It was definitely announced' as the route for  the transprovincial' highway in November, 1921, 'by  the then minister, of public works', the Hon. Dr., J.  H. King, and acknowledged by- him in a- communication" to tlie Nelson Board of Trade under date of- November   16,    1921. ��������� . .;,;,.  26. It is the route which is backed by the Associa't-r. ;  ed Boards of Trade of Eastern British Columbia and  this understanding had a very strong effect bu..the'  state of Washington turning the road from. North-  port, Washington, to the boundary into a state highway.  27. A road through the Fraser canyon is not justifiable on'any pretext, if later, a road is-required to  meet the needs of the people of tho northern interior,  only, then the Harris.lon Lake-LUlooet route has the  first claim to support'and it will tend to , develou  new country and provides for road communication,  where none now exists.  For British Columbia there is only ono possible link  in tho trnns-provlnclal highway and., .that is via  "HOPE-PHl'NCF/rO.V."���������-Grand   Forks   Gazette.  Freckles and B'is Friends��������� Willie Makes It Clear -By Blosser.  BUSINESS   IS   ttlUVIRWKD,  NO UNUSUAL. ACTIVITY  The Government Is assuming heavy obligation in  undertaking the control of tho roads, and it has the  right to count on the taxpayers' assistance, as far as  possible in the task. Everyone recognizes- that this  is the only way to have uniform roads without their  cost becoming excessive. Good-will, public spirit and  faithful co-operation.��������� the Government needs'to find  all these qualities among our. people if we wish her  to pursue to the end this work of good roads which  she has so happily commenced.��������� La Presse.  The more we hear of championship fights, the loss,  we think of them,, - '   .  ���������  _>  The   marketing   of     tho     crop   is  causing a  slight  revival  cf  business  throughout the Dominion,  but there  are no signs of    unusual activity    in  any  particular line,  with  tlie  excep-  ion, of course,-of transportation.' All  the resources of    our    railway    and  shipping   companies   will   in   fact   be  heavily  taxed  in     carrying the  season's grain crop to milling and consuming  points  in   the     interior  and  to    the    seaboard.      Manufacturers,  however,   while- hopeful   of   the   future,   are     not     actually     receiving  orders in any volume to warrant the  belief .that business generally will be  any  more  active  in^the near  future  .than" during the  past  few    months.  No doubt this'    steadiness of" conditions' is in a,measure attributable to  the determination on the part of the  public to liquidate    obligations    carried'over from the years immediately succeeding the war" rather than to  incur new' debts. Creditors'are carefully watching the course of harvest  operations with a view to collecting  overdue debts as soon a?    this is possible.  .   They feel no doubt that    in  past years too much credit, has been  given, and   their    opinion is    bornp  out   by  a   number .of  readjustments  that are now taking place in       the  commercial     and     financial     world.  Meanwhile  there continues to  bo no  lack of employment, and business in  general appears to be fundamentally  sound, as evidenced by the    volume  of   railway   traffic,   the   size   of   the  bank  clearings and  the       decreased  number of  commercial  failures.  Back of the general business situation, as it presents itself to the  man in the street, are arrayed the  financial resources of the country.  These are,, in the aggregate, more  than sufficient to care for the ordinary requirements of domestic and  foreign trade, and can be depended  upon to meet as well any exceptional  needs that may arise should the European situation or any other contingency disturb our markets or cause  us to change our trade policy. The  fact.is that the financial world of  Canada is stronger to-day than at  any time since the war. A large  percentage of its asset? are in the  form of .cash or of securities that  can quickly be converted into cash,  and'as frozen credits are liquidated  or frankly written off an increasing  ���������proportion of its total assets can be  regarded as representing the actual  working capital of the nation. It  only, requires a persistent adherence  to the principles of sound " business,  such as have saved Canada in the  past from the worst offsets of worldwide panic, in order to vindicate to  the full the Canadian credit system.  In the operation ,of this system if is  not too much to say that the heaviest and most difficult role has been  played by the Canadian banks, and  that .in a period of reconstruction and  adjustment, when cvaiy system is  challenged, they have borne their  j full share of criticism and ad.lust-  . ment. when every system is challenged, they have borne their full  share of criticism and attack. All  business undertakings contain a certain element of risk, and the financing of agriciulure, industury and  trade is no exception, ft was to reduce his risk to a minimum and at  the same time to making tho working  capital of the country fluid, that  the Canadian banking system, as il.  is known to-day, has been gradually  evolved. During the last four years  It has, in common with other systems, been put to a test from which  in spite of adjustments large and  small; it has emerged confident in  the soundness of its-principles, and.  so long as these are unswervingly  followed, in its ability to finance  current commercial requirements of  Canada. The banks and the other  financial institutions have sometimes  "The living' voice affects men more than what they 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.  Remember 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  Funeral  Director  AGENT   KOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection: festofli Ciiy  been criticised for not throwing their  funds into the channed of credit as  soon as the business world showed  the first sign of recovery from depression.- Credit alone- cannot re  build the broken structure of trade,  and to have' acceded ��������� freely to a  temporary demand would have, been  to draw to-morrow. A's a> result of  of energy upon which it may require  to darw to-morrow. As a result oi  having conserved their resouces," the  Canadian banks-are now in fact,- after  a long period of adjustment and reconstruction, in a better position  than ever to meet the requirements  that may be made of them.���������Bank  of Commerce Letter. '..-���������".  ���������'.���������Wm.- -Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  , Stock   Specialist.  23 years araeng the Stockmen  of  tftjaser Valley.    Am.familar  )h  fcWdifferent  breeds  of live  stock and tmeir tallies.  Address  all  communications  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. O'  to  HE SOMETHING  Alex. S Duncan  Barrister if.    Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phone 8601 P. O. Box 69  There is a moral grandeur in the,  thought���������"I have made myself." The  world may wag their heads, and you  may be denounced, but if you are"  conscious of that integrity of purpose which has always characterized you, and that you now stand on  an eminence, placed there by your  own rectitude of heart you have  nothing to fear. You had not the influence of wealth, nor the "God  speed you" of powerful friends; but  you had more���������a heart fixod and  determined, and this Is what has'  made you what you are. Go on���������add'  virtue lo virtue���������look steadily at  the goal before you, and at last your  best teachers and artful companions  will acknowledge your superiority  and feel proud of being among the  number of your friends. The man  who is resolved to hj3 something in  the world should have nothing to  fear, and when he little dreams .of,  it, honors are gathering about ii'is'  head and an influence goes' out from  him, which is exerted silently hut  surely for the good of thousands.  For a BiHous Headache  *brew a  cup ofT Celery King��������� ������  ,   natural herbs &t& rbota^a gentle  "   laxative and purifier.     Tones up  the fiver and stimulates digestion.  Makes you feel$righ"t and vigorous.   80c and 6fltej|at druggists.  Fourteen and a half tons of oats  were secured from seven acres on,  the farm of William Urquhart, near  Courtonay, Vancouver Island.  Stop Jthij Gough j  ���������It distresses yo&and yoiif friends  ���������it ia dangerou&rifA.few drops of  . Shitoh, the  fatfe&jr old remedy,  ���������brings immedift^ei������jrelief. ��������� ghilob  stops that irritating tickling in the  throat, loosenfothe phlegm and!  healfl.the tisstttai^ffGet Shiloh, at  "Jyour druggis^iSM6Qcand$1.20.������>  The aim Qj&:advferj;ising is to induce a favorable state of mind    to-  t ward a particular Hne-.of goods, ^.THfiABBOTHFprtr)' POST  A.   R.    GOSLING        ������������' s- J- '^-'Algr. Ve.no,,  WlltON YOU  WANT  House and  Sign Painting,  , and      >  . ��������������������������� General  Mouse Repairs  Phone 34X -   ,       P. 0. Box  -AimOTSKOKD,  11. G.  31  A. E. HUMPHREY  :B;C. Land-Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  doom   0   Hurt   Uloulc,   Chilliwack  Box    432. CHILLIWACK  ���������Review- of -Berry  And Fruit Marketing  Kniif C<>  (Continued-from  Last Week)  ��������� ���������������������  >w   -'s^W  *-������������������  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OlMCN   IflVKUY   l<i>II)AV  AUBOTSKOKO,   K.   C.  "Again tho throwing of the main  distribution to these large eiiiiue  buying retailers,, markets and peddlers, allowed them to set the prices.  They could wait a day, two davs for  jobs, and make jobbing prices. They  coiikl, and did work, one jobber a-  gainst another, until they got prices  their own' way. Some of these  jobbers-,, although strong themselves,  had weak salesman, who for, instance; one of the strongest jobbing  houses had a. weak salesman who on  a bare, hungry Saturday market,  sold his strawberries at. his ocsl, of  course, ho had a right t> sell.bought  stuff at what, he pleased,- but. in  this Instance,if was wcnknos".. Clhjiio  buyers got his goaf, ho feared lo.sing  AUCTIONEER and'  VALUATOR  'Auction Sales Conducted  '(' SATISFACTION^ GUARANTEE!>  fiVE STOCK a Specials  P. 0. Box 94  I'HKPAKING  THE  I5EKS  FOR THE  WINTIOIt  All work in-the apiary has for its  .   ultimate object    the    securing    of:a  good crop, and hence the preparation  of bees for winter means more than  the safe-wintering of the colony.    ;  The  first step  in.. preparing  bees  for the  winter  is also the first    of  the beekeeper's year as���������well  as  his  first step    towards    securing     next  seasons crop.    About the middle    of  "July preparations are commenced by  . seeing that each colony is headed .by  a vigorous young queen in order that  the.maximum number of young bees  may, be reared "to    carry the:colony  through the winter.    Should- the fall  flow be insufficient to cause a'large,  amount of brood to be" reared, stimulative "breeding will have to be resorted to; that is', 1 part of sugar to  1  part  water   or  dilute  honey   mixture must be fed..   Colonies that are  week,  those covering    less than six  frames,  should   be' united;   this'maybe done by the newspaper    method;  or-two weak colonies'.may be brought  together aiid wintered in one hive if  it is divided by a close-fitting division board.    This latter method provides the   beekeeper    with    surplus  .queens  early  the   following season.  Having secured e large force o!  young bees, the next step is to s-.e  fiat each, colony, has diffident stores  to-not only carry it through the winter but also through the early spring  till pollen and nectar are coming in,  thus enabling it to build up rapidly. The stores provided should b:  of the best;..no unwholesome honey  containing    a.   high  'percentage    of  solid-matter should  be given.  natural stores are deficient, a syrup  of two parts of the best . granulated  sugar to one part water--- should be  fed. This being last stored will be  , the first consumed ��������� and, as, it breaks  down-.-into gas and water, will defer  solid-matter accumulating in the in-  ,. .testines. ' Colonies in ten frame  Langsforth hives to-be cellar wintered should .weight at least sixty  pounds .without their covers, while  those wintered outside seventy  pounds or more.  Protection from the cold is very  necessary, as it not only retards  consumption of stores but also conserves the energy of the bees.  , Colonies wintered outside should  have at least three inches of packing  underneath them and about their  sides with six to eight inches of  packing on top. The most economical case is the quadruple, as each colony has the warmth from its two  neighbors. Colonics should be placed in their cases and packed underneath and about sides before feeding.  For feeding, ten pound honey pailb.  in the cover of which fine boles  have been made, are considered very  satisfactory.  Colonies- to be placed in the cellar are usually left on their summer  stands until they have had their last  cleansing flight; this is usually in  the second or third week in November.'  In all preparations the beekeeper  should keep the ultimate object in  ^iew���������-strong colonies in .the spring.  ���������Experimental  Farms Note.  Cranbrook is employing a staff of  cr.o-'nmi teachers ���������-at the public  school, this year. One teacher has  been dropped at the high school  where the teaching of commercial  subjects has been discontinued.  the salo of   ,thom    and    so    getting  stuck.    Ills point, of view and  weakness made an unsettled market, gave  advantage  in  retailing lo one clique  over (ho  rest of  the  retail  trade of  Calgary,     and-   consumers,  thinking  they were held up when buying from  (out  of  (he  buy)   retailors,  resented  if. and In  many cases did not buy at  all.   ���������   Another Illustration:  A  heavy  buyer at the lime    of    the    heaviest  supplies, ��������� visilod   our   warehouse,     it.  hoiug l.ho firsl  open In  the morning,  bought from us to ho kui'o of supply  of"seven  orates    of    strawberries at  $2.HO,   then   he   wont   bargain   hunting to the other Jobbers  warehouses  and l.ho next warehouse he visited lie  got. ten crates al. $2.00, al. a third ho  got another    Ion ul. $!.(!().      He said  "there was not a toss up of difference  between  the quality of any lofV.  Me  had to Luke tho third  lot  at $1.00  to  compote   with  others' buying al,  that  price.- Our $2. SO    was at least    f.0<!  loo low,  but wc know what wo had  to compete with, and that wo would  bo lucky to get.    clean at that.    The  next,  wholesaler    felt he    would  bo  lucky to get clean at .f2.00.as some  one was sure to job lower all at tho  expense of the    growers,    who    got  nothing except our sales,  and  those  netting  him     very  little.     Now  had  .these berries passed thru one brokerage,'and-that'controlled by tho growers, each-.jobber would    have    been  given -what.ho could 'sell at , $3.00  .t'nd'n'o more,"distribution would have  been better, and every retailer in Calvary aifd   ��������� the--surrounding    towns  handling them,'so    that    each     and  every ."consumer could have had berries .instead   of  the- limited   number  that.'-visited '-the    markets, or   ������v/cre  Verved.-by -the calling peddlers.  i-T-lie>'unusuai. bad weather during  the'--rasp .picking time could be blamed -for'a lot,-but helped only to accentuate the evils of distribution already'described. ;The first bad break  was "a' car showing white mould so  prevalent in the first part of the sea-  soli. This car- was divided among one  bunch of jobbers wide open to do  their best which I believe was the  worst thing possible to do. One  firm started them at $2.00, another  his quota at $1.50, another bis quota  at $1.00 bringing them.all to that  level. Some were even rebouglit by  jobbers and sold at $2.00. We believe and so did very retailor conversant with the conditions at tlie  time, that we could have handled  the whole car at not. less than $2.00  average, this would have meant an  immense saving to the growers, not  only on that car, but on all berries  arriving one, two or three days after,  which were adversely effected by  those dollar crate sales.  Again at Edmonton, late in the  season Edmonton jobbers, were taking out of the cars just a few at the  set prices, the cars going on. They  were told to take more, and"would  have done so if they were protected,  oven with the small supply they ran  down prices to $1.50 and $1.75 on  arge scales. At this time rasps were  holding up good. ' Our company had  heavy L. C. L. Express receipts, on  Monday we would not sell at' $1.50  ;ind $1.75, put them in cold storage  .ind held them till Thursday and Friday and cleaned them up at $2.50  average, not enough, but as high as  we could pinch them so soon after  the $1.50 and $1.75 prices. This  was incompetent handling at the expense of the growers, ft is one wholehearted co-operation, loyally hanging  together or each grower and association of growers, being ruined separately. Absolute and certain ruin on  one hand, a safe and assured future  on the other.  Gooseberries arc always picked  too soon, immature and so almost  unsaleable under the mistaken idea  of catching an early market. People  who use gooseberries are the few  who know what ay excellent berry  they are, and will not bother with  anything, but full grown, largo, clean  .'tuff. The very late market is the  best  on   them.  Just a word; The Associated  Growers of B. C. with headquarters  at Vernon handling ti\ia fruits is  succeeding. Growers will be dissap-  pointel with results of course, but,  none the less, they are succeeding  and under the most, .difficult'' conditions there has ever been to contend  with. They are succeeding a/id no  matter how disappointed inanv growers aro sure to be, the Associated  Growers are making wonderful progress, and any failures and disappointments are caused, mainly by  'independent shippers and independent growers cutting prices. No man  is in a better position to know than  I am. '1 hold no special brief for tlie  Associated Growers. 1 have bought  largely from independents, because  I had to, their prices being lower, I  had to compete with my competitors who were buying independent  stuff, and I was free to do so, not  J obligated in any way to the Associat-  FJNAL   CROP  RBPOttT  FOR    THE  YEAR  Despite  lateness of season,  yields  that must  be    considered  as'    satisfactory have been harvested in nearly  all districts throughout    the Dominion.    The Prairie ' Provinces    as    a  whole show increases of all kiiulrj of  grains as compared    with last. year.  Estimated yields based upon Dominion Bureau  of Statistics, give yields  wheat  445,000,000   bushels  as  compared with   375,000,000, bushels last  year and 360,1.87,000 in banner year  1915.    Yield of wheat, oats and barley   placed   at   950,930,000   bushels,  an increase compared -with last.year  of no less than 232,464,000 bushels;  low grades in Manitoba are balanced  by high grade in Alberta and so far  90.4 per cent, of wheat inspected is  in contract grade.    Ontario's ���������   crops  generally    are  lower     than     record  breaking crops of  1922. but  returns  are good. In Quebec,    farmers have  bad   good   year.     In   Maritime  Provinces returns on whole average up  well.     In   British   Columbia   returns  generally are  better than  last year.  Details' follow:  Prairie   Provinces  Since  August   5th     farmers  have  delivered   125,182,000   bushels    new  wheat as compared with 126,160,000  bushels    for    corresponding    period  last year when harvest was    earlier.  Railways    handling    grain    expeditiously.    Shipments  from  Lake  head  since  Sept.   1st,   3 3,303,000   bushels.  Threshing in    Manitoba    practically  completed.     Saskatchewan     75.    per  cent.;   Alberta   50  per  cent.;   grades  In Manitoba disappointing; Saskatchewan good and in Alberta high.  Province of Quebec  Exceptionally  good  bay  crop  harvested in    Eastern    Townships    and  Montreal  districts;     lower  St.   Lawrence and Northern    districts,    however, were poor..      Yield    of cereal  crop,   although   considered   satisfactory, not as large as last year.  Root:t  being harvested In    good condition;  bumper   crop   looked   for   generally,  especially  potatoes.   Fruit  crops   below average.    Grass pasture in good  condition      throughout    summer   in  most districts. The agricultural community has bad satisfactory year.  Province ot Ontario  Yields of all grain show an'ostlm-  (itod average decrease of I (J per  cent, as against last year, being 11)5,-  000,000 bushels as against 152,000,  000 last year; hay and'clover 5,799,-  ���������122 tons against 5,670,00.0. Corn  averages 7 tons to acre against 10  tons; potatoes 110 bushels per acre  against 150 bushels, the other roots  about same percentage of decrease.  Fruit crop much lighter than last  year. Winter apples will not .average  more than 75 per cent, of normal  crop. Pasture on whole was fair.  Maritime   Provinces  New Brunswick: Cold dry season  caused shortage in all crops but po-  tat'es. Hay 75 per cent, crop good  quality,  Grass  pasture    hardly  fair.  ed Growers, oxx'flpi! in my firm 'belief  that the.v were doing till that' men  could do, and that given 100 per  cent, or nearly 100 per cent, support  tho'ir'net returns to ' tho growers  would be at least 1Q per cent, and I  believe 40 per,cent.- better ��������� to-the  growers. Every cut they have: made  has been ,fo meet independent cuts,  these independents figuring . they  could cut cross lots on the Associated Growers' expense, and'so' undersell them' and still make better returns to the growers. The unfairness-of this policy is, tr>at the As-'  sociatod Growers with their immense  quanity must hold prices upland so  Icl tho Independent- srippers and  independent growers free from the  general marketing expenses. Understand, 1 have bought heavily from  tho independents, and so hurt the  Associated Growers, and- eo real cooperation, which means all grower's  co-operating, but, I had to take advantage of their lower prices to'compete with my competitors, who did  and am guilty that much, but I had  to, lo stay in business, and I believe  I was more use in the bus'iiicss, than  out of it.  At a conference with the heads'of  the Associated  Growers early  in  the  season,  It  was agreed   that It  wotlhl  be belter for some of the    independents' goods lo come thru  my hands,  and  I  worked  with    the    Associated  Growers to hold prices firm, than >to  have those goods go on consignment  to any who might use them, to beat  out their competitors in  sales,    and  so bring down all  markets,    also to  keep out, of the hands of weak salesmen   and   irresponsible   dealers.     1't  in list be noted that Ave have had    in  Calgary alone,   lour  bad   failures  in  a little over a year.    These failures  total   nearly   $35,000.00   with  assets  practically xiill, this amount work'ing  back nearly 100 per    cent',    to   .the'  growers,    -.In 'addition 'to  this direct  loss, tho indirect loss of these handlers cutting down'tlie markets would  be about three times'the ' 'direct-loss,  also worked nearly 100 back to the  growers.    The    Associated   'Growers  are stopping this, and    when     they  have nearly 100 per   cent,    support  will stop it completely, and it never  will be repeated. :  Just a word; Some of the stuff  we have bought from some independent shippers has been what the  Associated Growers could not supply  us with, and what the independents  were honestly invoicing at ��������� Ass'ociat-  sd Growers' prices. I know lack of  confidence in the ' leadership, is the  principle cause of incomplete cooperation. My advise to every berry  grower is,to join up 100 per cent.,  then join the Associated Growers,  whose leadership is the best-possible,  this will make the overhead (the one  big bugbear) as small a percentage  as it can be made.  Begin now, and be 100 per cent,  strong by February 1st, 1924���������  100 per cent, co-operation, or 100  per' cent. ruin.  S. J. FEE.    '  Potato acreage, about 80 per cont.. of  1922; results excellent; crop averaging about double yield of 1922.  Northern districts poor. Nova Scotia:  Except apples and oats all crops a-  bovo average, liny, record crop, excellent quality, 1,200,000 tons a-  gainst. 970,000 in 1922; grass pasture above average. Annapolis Valley suffered another severe gait; Oct..  1st. -Apple estimates now under l���������-  500,000 barrels against 1.891,000 in  1922. Prince Edward Island: Crops  generally above average; harvest  late and much damage caused by-  gale first Oct.  Province of llrldsli Columbia  Weather  conditions       this   season  have   boon   favorable.-, for, crops   except latterly  for roots    an I pasture...  Yields generally    better    than     last!  VAXCOIJ Villi PRODUCE  Oct.     9,  weather  ���������During  has ,buen  ���������  VANCOUVER,  the past week the  very changeable.  Trading on.(he  cllnod to the dull  moveiiiiMit in  prunes is now  passing of these the market is' settling down to the quieter movement  ���������of less perishable produce. Apples  moving but. no doubt momentum  "Row" .' has inside. The 'heavy  peaches, plums and  over    and     with   I he  SIS'ATTLK  L  MCIIGUAM  aro  year and compare favorably with  previous. Hay and oals heavy quality  good, potato acreage low, yield lighl,  roots small crop, tomatoes 5 0 per  cent, of average. Hops heaviest for  years,,, small fruits and cherries a-  bovo average, poaches, apricots and  pears ��������� below average; plums and  prunes good crop; apples 20 per  cent. Increase over hist year, pasture  season uneven.  The Prodigal's Sin  young Now  Haven  man,  'P  A  ing home from a health ti  orado fold his father about  silver mine for $3,000.  knew they'd rope you in!'  ed the father. "So you  enough  to buy a  humbug  "Yes but I didn't lose  I formed a company and  the stock to a Connecticut  $7,000.",  "Y-you did!" gasped the old man,  as he turned white. "I'll bet I'm the  one who bought it." ���������  -".!' know you are," cooly observed  the young man, as ho- crossed his  legs and .tried to appear very much  at home.  rcsturn-  L������ ('"'-  buying a  "1   knew  oxclaim-  wcro iiss  mine."  anything.  sold half  man  for  will be gathered us the advance of  the season eliminates other fruits  which are at present competing with  them on the market.  lieurre D'Anjou pears have arrived in liniiticd quantities from the  upper country and movo in a' fairly  satisfactory   manner.  One would think that strawberries  brought in at (his'time or the year  would be very (illicitly1 snapped up  but such is not the case. There is  a very limited denuihd wliich aims al  the lo]) grade and .'.inferior stuff  moves very slowly. We have had  severals months now of " plenty���������  plenty of fruit at low prices and no  doubt the public appetite is satiated  for the  time  being. ''  I-oca I tomatoes are still in g icl  supply. Prices aro slightly higher.  Totaloes are a contentious subject  these days especially with the upper  country growers and the local dealers who do not seem lo be'able to  get logether'oii the prices. The local  polaloes aro sold as low as $15.00 a  ton and the trade considers that th*,  price of the higher grade dry belt  product should bo in. relation to  this makiug allowance .for the difference in quality. Reports regarding the quality and yield of the Lower Mainland crop, are very conflicting, making it difficult to determine  how strong a factor il, should be in  ruling the market.  The    egg    market    continues   .to  soar.  SEATTLE, Oct. II,���������Tl. C,' apples  'and pears arriving in good condition,  color in most cases excellent. Wealthy apples are still coming and aro  in good demand. Mcl'ntosh Rods are  now showing good color. Peaches,  prunes and plums about done. Tomatoes coming in, aro not'very marketable condition, . they look'as if I hey  were artificially ripened, in neai-iy  every case they aro showing shrinkage.  LONDON,   Oct.,   9,���������At   the   Economic Conference in  connection  with  tho   Imperial   Confere.'ice,   the   Brit-  government   made, today a   def-  ish  inite offer of preference under which  dried'fruits would be admitted free  from all parts of the Empire and  preserved and canned fruits admitted on the same terms as sugar.  1VIIV .HUV AT  HOME  Because our interests arc here.  'Because the   community    that    is  good enough for us to    live    in    is  good enough  for us to buy in.  ��������� Because we      believe in'   transacting business with our friends.  ,    Because we want to see the good's  wcarc buying.  ' Because wc want, lo get   what  buy when  we pay  for it,  . Because'some part of    every  lar spent at homo stays at home  helps work for the welfare    of  home town.  Because'the home    man     we  from pays his share of the taxes,  ���������Because the man we buy r.rom  helps to support our schools, our  churches' and our homes.  Let us make Mission City and district a-good place in which to work  and  live.  is easy and certain    if    every-  will   contribute  his share.  wo  dol-  aud  our  buy  It  one  Criminal Fools and Canadian Forests  A   beautiful  stand   In   the   Nipijron   district,   near   which   a   Canadian   Pacific   Bungalow  Camp' has   been  erected.    Imagina  the result if this-camp  fire should   Ijo  neglected.  Hclow���������Cunadian  Pacific tank  car unit on the  Left���������Showing  the pumps and  how they throw  road,  a stream  | OOK at the boards at your feet, tho walls which  *"��������� surround you, the roof over your head,xthe chair  in which you sit, and your furniture. All arc products  of the Canadian forests, and .practically everything  you come into contact with in the day depends on the  forest for one or more of its component parts. Then  take the foods you eat, the paper you read by the  wood fire at night; the food is, produced by Canadian farmers who depend on the forest for a regular  supply of moisture, the paper is composed largely of  wood pulp. It is.ajmost-beyond comprehension���������the  amount of lumber used by Canadian industries each  day, and the amount used in construction and in the  development of the country each year. Canada's  prosperity, her whole future, is one with that of her  forests.  Ontario alone gives employment to 17,000 men  In the bush; pulp and paper mills in the same province  employ 8,000 men, and the amount of, capital invested  in the two industries amounts to over $150,000,000.  Yet, for every tree that is felled, for every log that  helps to keep the wheels of industry moving, for every  board that is used in construction, twelve are destroyed  in the forest by fire. This means that forest fires consume twelve times the amount of the lumber which  is the life of Canadian industries, and that each year  fire is depleting the forests which should hold  back the rain fall so as to ensure throughout the year  the moisture which is the life of the farm. Five hundred thousand acres of forest are burned over in  Ontario each year, and the government of this province is burdened with a forest fire protection organization which costs $3,000 a day.  Why is the country put'to such a loss?  Because there are no means of segregating the  criminal fools and careless! Take the fire whicli in  October last took forty-four lives, rendered thousands  homeless, and destroyed property valued at eight  'million dollars in the vicinity of Haileybury, the ter-1  high over o 00 foot tower.  rible fires in 1016 around Matheson, and in 1911  around Cochrane. These, like the majority of other  fires, wero the result of criminal carelessness. Settlers allow their slash fires to grow beyond control,  the sportsman builds his camp fire in a mossy  place and forgets to extinguish it, a lighted cigarette  or match is thrown away carelessly and originates a  small blaze which may soon develop into a holocaust  beyond control of man.  Years ago the railways were, perhaps, responsible  for many conflagrations, but not so today. Although  one half of the Canadian Pacific Railway right-of-  way lies in forest areas in the east and is flanked by  forests for hundreds of miles in both Ontario and  British Columbia, this railway has long since ceased  to be a factor in the destruction of the forests, In  order to eliminate the possibility of fires being started  by passing trains, all Canadian Pacific locomotives  are examined at the end of each trip and great caro  is taken to see that ash pans and front ends are in  perfect condition. Engineers and firemen are given  exiplicit instructions not to dump live coals or to throw  waste upon the right of way, and should an engino  crew "notice a blaze, by a series of whistles the section men and fire patrol are notified, and the'nearest  despatcher takes steps to secure whatever additional  men are required.  The Canadian Pacific maintains a regular and  efficient force which patrols the right of way in  forest areas after the passing of trains and which  cooperates with the Dominion, Provincial and" other  lire prevention organizations to the fullest extent.  Also at various points along the line are kept a  number of fire tank units, each unit consisting of  two tank cars, each of 7,000-gallon capacity, equipped  with powerful pumps, and approximately one mile of  hose. This equipment has proved valuable not only '  in fighting forest fires but in fighting fires which  have occurred in forest and rail side-towns.   ���������  ...,.'  a -,._..,.      SAVE  THE  FORESTS, ..^llU  !������*&*  > ��������� ������y.������iL  ���������fflj.  &Fs%J&  MfSB THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Cold Storage Service  Always' prompt, polite service at While'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 i'or.    Our service is at your command.  A li HOTS FO It I) MEA T )l A K KET  S. F. WHITE  B.   C.   Phone   41.  . Farmers'  Phone 1809  Abbots  ���������\_/������  HAVK  YOU  A fJOOD DAIRY  COW?  Make her better by proper milk  producing food.'  Our dairy  foods are not excelled anywhere. See us for bettor results.  17  J.   J-  Esscndene Avenue  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  PERSONAM  :Ur. P. Rogers, who has been relieving at the 13. C. station has returned to his home in Vancouver, and  Mr. II. Fdgerton is again working at  the" station.  . Messrs. McKinnon, Zeigler aiid  Miller were home over the week-end  from Stave Palls.  Mr. Louis Hickmont of Ontario is  visiting his sister, Mrs. R. Bousfield.  !Mrs. P. II. Edwards of Vancouver  is tho guest of her mother, Mrs.  Zeigler.  Mr, and Mrs. Williams of Vancon  ver wpro the recent guests of Mr. and  Mrs. Oilmore.  Mis. Curran and Mrs. Morrow  spent a few days in Vancouver recently.  Mr. Leslie Trethewey is receiving  treatment in the Vancouver General  Hospital, and is progressing nicely.  Mr. A. Mclnnes was home over tlie  week-end  from  YVyatt Pay.  Mis; A. McCrimmon and Mrs. Mc-  Orinimon were visitors in Vancouver  on   Tuesday.  Mrs. Miller and Mrs. II. Brown visited in Vancouver this week.  Mr. J. Vanentta was home from  Now Westminster over the week-end.  Miss I1". 10. Trethewey visited in  T'ollingbnm  recently.  Ace lladdrcll, who has been on a  visit, in Fasfern Canada, has returned  home.  Mr. and Mrs. .1. Anderson of West  Vancouver were the guests of their  sister, Mrs. It. H. Eby on Sunday.  A very pleasant time was enjoyed  at the regular meeting of the Men's  Club on Monday evening. Readings  were given by Messrs. Thorn, Pratt,  Horn and  Brown.  Messrs. Earnest Miller and Wm.  Rurtge, left on Monday evening for  Portland.  Mrs. A. Ilarkness has gone to Vancouver, where she will make her  home with her daughter, Mrs. Yv\  Campbell.  Mr. and Mrs. T. Bennet have-moved  into  town   from  their ranch.  Mr. P. R. Edwards   of   Vancouver  .spent the week-end at the home    of  Mrs. O.'.'N. Zeigler.  At the regular meeting of the  Tuxis Square held on Thursday evening, members and officers were initiated; and muclr general'business  transacted.  A jolly Hallowe'en whist drive  will bo held in the Orange Hall on  Friday evening, October 26lh, when  everything will be In keeping with  the'night. Much merriment is expected from the amusements which  will  be  forthcoming.  A mooting in the interests of basketball is to be held next Monday  evening. The advisability of taking  over the theatre hall Is under discussion.  The Embroidery Club met at the  home of Mrs. A. M. King on Tuesday iifteiioon and enjoyed a very  sociable  lime.  Mr. ,1.  A.  McOowan    Is  on a. business. I rip.  Mr. Cowpcrfliwalte. of  visited at I ho home of Mrs  week,  Mrs. Morrow had as he  sister of Vancouver.  The ladles of the Malsniii  will also have a booth at  zaar.  Mrs. George Beckett of  ver is the guest of Mrs. J.  Cowan.  Mr. Pettipiecc and family of Van-j  couver visited Mrs. Davis of Vye on!  Sunday. j  Mrs. A. friirrio was a recent visi-i  tor in  Vancouver, :  Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy and family visited in  Bellingham on Sunday.)  Plans are being completed for thoj  concert and novelty dance to be giv-i  en in the Orange Hall on the evening  of November ;">th. The concert is to  be given by local artists and will be  very attractive and original. Tho  dance which follows will present to  those in attendance many new and  novel attractions. The entire programme promises' to be one different from any ever produced in this  district. The price of admission is  being made so small that' it will be  within  the reach of all.  hi Seattle  Vancouver  , Davis this  r guest  her  Institute  the  ba-  Vnneou-  A.   Me-  Makes Report  Of Purchases  There was a large attendance at.  the regular meeting of the W. A. of  the M.-S.-A. Hospital held on \yed-  nesday afternoon in the Bank of  Montreal Chambers.  A report of the purchases made  for the hospital was made by Miss  Campbell and  Mrs. T.  A.  Swift.  Plans for the annual bazaar were  discussed and committees "appointed to take charge of affairs.  Ii was decided to have seven  booths, and those placed in charge  of each booth were as - follows:  Candy, C.O.I.T.: fancy work, Mrs.  Eby; plain sewing, Mrs. King; home  cooking, Mrs. Turner; farm products, Mrs. II. Fraser; miscellaneous  and dolls. Mrs. Bennett; fish "pond  Clirls' Club.  A resolution of sympathy was passed for Mrs. Pock, Mrs. Wright and  Miss Eleanor Pock in their recent  sad bereavement, and the secretary  was instructed to send a letter from  the W. A.  The bazaar (late is set for the last  Friday in November, and anyone  who may lie overlooked when the  ladies make their canvas for donations, are asked to bring their gifts  to the theatre hall.  Poultry Show  On Nov. 20 to 23  (Jfrom Truer Y������Um- Record)  The big Poultry Show of District  No. 4, which includes the FraserVal-  ley from North Bend to .New Westminster is to be held this yea.iv at  Mission Citv on Nov. 20th to 23rd.  The last District Poultry Snow  held here was in November, 1919. It  was held at Chilliwack in 1920, at  Haney in 1921, and at Abbotsford in  1922. '  This is one of the largest shows  held in the Province and seven or  eight hundred of the be3t birds in  the province will-be on exhibition at  file above show  ��������� ii<iv  do   wormy   u>   ���������������������    ������������������"   mils tlie spending of at least  $7nil bore and ihe bringing of a large  number of cNliibltors and visitors to  our city, and will give a splendid op-  port unify (,t showing the progress  made slur., n,,. last show was held  here and il |;i hoped that every assistance financial and otherwise will  be  given  the commiftoc.  lteiiK'inh..r the date, Nov. 20th,  2 1st, 22nd ,-ind 23rd.  FODTIiAU, CAMI'I   WAS  CALLIMi OKI'1 ON SATURDAY  The football game which was to  have been played between Mission  and Clayburn at. Clayburn was called  off on account 0f lack of players'.  Next.  Saturday  the  All   Star   te  team  /  the  team of'   Vancouver   at  of  the   Fraser Valley  will     play  tlie  South   11'" -    " ----     -*  Langley.  Mrs. A, Taylor is    spending    the  week-end al li,,. coast, I  .MAIL CONTRACT  SI  the  3ALET) TENDERS,  addressed  to  Postmaster  Oonoral,   will   bo  received at. Ottawa until noon on   ,  Friday,   I lie. 2;Ji'd   November,   l<)2;{  for  the  conveyance of  His Majesly's  Mails,  on  a  proposed    Contract     for  four   yours,   twelve   limes   per   week  on.the route between  Abbotsford  and  Railway SI.Kion   (C.P.)  from  life   1st .January next.  Prinl  rthcr  p roan d  ed   notices containing fu  information  as to conditions of  posed    Contract may    be. seen  blank forms of Tender may be obtained al. the Post Office of    Abbotsford,'  B. C. and at the office of tiio District  Superintendent of  Post Service..  District   Superintendent's   Office,  Vancouver,  li. C.  .12th  October,   102 3.  .].  F.   M UK RAY,  District Superintendent.  Leader of Girl  Guides is Killed  OTTAWA,   Oct..   15.���������Mrs.     Ellon  ?vlargarut Campbell. Ottawa, was  instantly killed and  17 members of the  Fourth   Ottawa   troop  ol     the     Girl  Guides,   had   narrow     escapes   when  the party was caught on  tlie  White  iridgc, a C. P. R. ��������� bridge    over    the  Ridoau river, near here late Saturday  afternoon.    That, all the members of  the   Girl   Guides   troop   escaped     injury is duo to the presence of mind  of  tho  troop captain'.  Miss'     Eunice  Parker,   and   the  splendid   obedience  fo her orders of the troop members.  The girls,  while on     their    usual  Saturday afternoon  hike,' decided  to  fake a short, cut  over    the    bridge,  which- has    neither - walks nor  upright, sides.      The party had advanced to within a short distance of      the  west shore when  a,    locomotive was  seen  in   the  gathering  dusk  coming  from  the east, Mrs. Campbell,    who  was in the lead, hurried some of the  younger girls off the bridge and returned to help tbe others.  Miss Parker, -who was in charge  of the older girls, cried: "All lie  down flat!" Tbe girls obeyed the  command of their leader and were  unharmed although the locomotive  passed within inches' of them.  . When the locomotive had roared  past them, the girls arose to find  that Mrs. Campbell was not in sight.  Her body was found shortly-' after  in the river below the bridge. It is  not known whether she was struck  by tho locomotive or became fright:  ciied and fell over the side of the  bridge. The river is shallow and  rocky at this point.  (,'RICAT  XRIBUXIO  TO  (Continued  DIOAI)   KD1TOII  rom Page One)  Distribution of  B..C. Fruit  There is' at present an application  before the Board or Railway Commissioners for an increase on express  rates,   including  commodity  rates.  Just now, fruit growers and shippers are too absorbed in their work  to give the serious consideration to  tin's problem that it necessitates.  The industry has been unprofitable  to growers for two years and beset  with many diffieul'.uies, and this  almost annual application for increased rate's on tlie part of express  companies does not tend  to stabilize  it.  Hast week we,, called attention ti>  this application and suggested that  carlot shipments on which no express  service was rendered, should be  taken over by the railway company  who perform all (.he service, as is  now done by the G. N. railway.  We believe that if the industry  generally urged this before tbe railway board, that they would lfave to  show that such a move would benefit,  the industry generally, as this removal might result in penalizing H.  C. L. shippers, who are mostly small  independent and mail order shippers  who seldom  or ever ship  in carlots.  An effort is being made by certain interests to discontinue the  blanket rate from Calgary to Winnipeg, which at present stands at $?..''0  per  hundred   lbs'. ..  We quote from a circular letter  originated in Ottawa, as follows-  "Many.interests feel that we have  outgrown the conditions tir.it created the Calgary-Winnipeg blanket  rate from B.C. and that it would be  to the advantage of the industry  blanket rate to Winnipeg, that it  would have the effect of curtailing  the distribution of B. C. fruit, and  we would urge upon those responsible for the welfare of the industry  that they take immediate steps to  offset any undesirable change,  generally fo break it up, replacing  it by rates graduating easily across  the  prairies."  We are of the opinion that if the'  above-mentioned interests are successful     in     removing    the    present  Society, for he' pinned great faith on  tho success of the Provincial Exhibition; and the directors and workers  of the society missed him greatly  when the last exhibtion found him in  a   sick   bed.  The growth of the automobile and  auto transportation attracted his attention .in the coinpiiialively early  stages, and ho was naturally sei'/.oo  of tlie importance of good roads, as  a consequence of which he allied  himself both with-the automobile association and tbe Good Roads League  of lirifish Columbia, .being honorary  treasurer of the latter at the time of  bis death.  A Master of Arts of Toronto University, he was a firm believer in  the influence of education in its  more advanced aspects, and was one  of the prime movers if not the mainspring of the University Extension  lectures movement, which was a  labor of love that, involved ' much  more time and energy than the uninitiated suspected. His interests were  wide and varied, and among other  matters in, which he engaged was an  effort, to improve tho public library.  With His Honor Judge lioway and  Mr. J. W. Creighton, be was a member of the advisory committee. of  that institution, and as in everything  he undertook he threw himself  whole-heartedly info the task, one  of considerable magnitude.  Among his major activities must  be numbered his connection with  the Board of Trade. An active member for many years, ho was regarded  as one of the most, indefatigable  workers, although as was cha.raclo.r-  istic of him he never sought office.  Apart from his value in community work, he was a man for whom  many people in many walks of life  held genuine regard. Ho was the  soul of generosity. His whole life  was informed by the instinct never'  to spare himself and yet to show the  utmost consideration for others'. For  good work done, he bad utmost appreciation; for anything below the  standard, for the weaknesses "of his  fellowmen, he made the utmost al-  lo.wance. He was a genial companion in prosperity, a friend indeed ir  adversity. Making no parade of religion, he lived his whole life in tlu-)  spirit of. Christianity.  In politics he called himself to no  party. Of Scotch extraction and  bred among the land-owning and  property-owning Scotch settlers of On  tario, he was undoubtedly conservative in his instincts, yet with a tincture of independent thinking that  precluded the possibility of binding  himself-to any political formula. And  the whole cast of his political thought,  was tinged by a genuine sympathy  for the aspirations  to its place in the sun.  years he had made .an  study of the problems of  political economy,  or bad  been  able  Underwear,   Sweaters,  Rubbers, etc.,   i'or Fall  , Coino in and see our lines of  So'clui. KJiirls, Maokinaws, Shoes!  and Winter.  The Quality is there and you will be sin-prised at the  Io\vnesfi"of ,lhc price���������no trouble to show them���������come in.  ALBERTLEE, BakerancLGrocer  m^-Mi^M  A >  OF ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Moncy <<> Loan on Good t'lirm Mortgages  W  of      labor  In recent  exhaustive  social and  and  had lie lived.  to absent  himself  frm what he conceived to be the  more immediate and pressing tasks,  he would undoubtedly have make a  valuable contribution to the literature of tlie subject.  <;nt facts of auto accident  "I suppose you go lo Vancouver  at least once a year," said the summer   boiii'dor.  "I used lew," replied tho old  runner, "but 1 ain't been lli.nr for  night onlo three years neow, Since  we got rural free delivery I kin git  buncoed jist as well by mail,  b'gosh."  Mr. Carl Lasson of  accented a position  butcher shop.  Alder rove has  in       White's  Heller make a speech last Monday  according to the News, full of information on incorporation figures  but he really hadn't the nerve to let.  his readers read what he said.  No matter how trivial or how  serious it may be, get the facts about  every accident in which your car is  involved. These facts should be written on paper at once, for they maybe of great, value to you, your employer, or to your insurance company.  The  important  points  in  such     a  report include:  (a)  Name, sex and address of in-  8TOCK YOUK  PANTRY ti 11 El iYKS  with high grade qualify food  stuffs from this grocery.  Keep a supply of our good  eatables on hand for all  emergencies, entertaining  guests, etc. We suggest that  you look over our large and  complete stocks of choice  package goods and make a  ' selection.  jured persons,  witnesses'.  (b) License  cars involved.  (c) Exact  other    drivers,    and  numbeic    of    other  location  of  (���������street, house number, etc).  (d)   Date,    and    time   of  night.  (e)  snow,  (f)  accident  clay or  (rain,  wet,  Weather     conditions  clear, dark,  etc.).  Street    conditions    (dry-  asphalt, brick, etc.).  (g) Nature and-extent of accident (persons injured, damage to  property, another or your own car,  etc.).  (h) Circumstances of accident  (speed and direction of other vehicles involved, were horns used"or  proper  signals  given,  etc.)  (i)   Whose fault.  .    (j)   A pencil sketch    showing    as  much  detail as. possible.  In case of accident do no! hesitate, to give your name, address,  name of car owner, and license  number to any one who may ask.  If an accident happens, keep your  head and do not leave the scene until you are justified in doing so.  The driver who runs away after a  person has been killed or injured  Is almost, invariably pronounced  guilty. Drive the injured person fo  the nearest doctor's' office or hospital and report, to. a'policeman or al  the police station.  If you aro hold ovor for an inquest, you may be released on bond.  While out on bond,.if. is best not to  make any statement to any one except your counsel. Bo sure to appear for the inquest at the exact,  time specified. An attonmt lo e-  vado the law Is always construed as  an admission of guilt.  Ki������IOXTOX   HULLKTIX  EDMONTON, Oct. 11.���������During  the week another car of America-.'  Elberta Peaches has arrived and  same lias gone out remarkably well  for this time of year. There was also received this week a car of Ontario tomatoes but contents wore  showing a slight shrinkage on arrival. The sale on pears has eased  off quite a lot and they are really-  only being sold now for fruit stand  trade. This week we think cleans  up f-lyslop crabapplcs. Tbe same  thing applies'to plums. There have  been several cars of Ontario grapes  in this week and they seem to be  moving well. Tlie jobbers complain-  that''the'movement on apples' is not  as heavy as it should be at this time  of year. The demand seems to be  I'or a crate apple as cheap as'can be  obtained. The - movement on onions  has not improved any during the  past week, everybody seeming willing to wait.and fake a cliince on  the future. Approximate selling  price's:  Peaches, Wn,, case $1.00  . this month and this may account for  ! some of the slackness.  Winter apples are being offered  by independents at country points  at from $1,915 to $2.45 delivered.  A False Move  "Don't you think," Kuggesfi'd a  young man to bis partner at a dance,  "that, we should move farther up the  room out of the draught?" "Oh,  well, if you like!" replied the girl  snappishly. IV. was only when they  moved away that the youth noticed  that they bad been beneath a large  bunch  of mistletoe!  vkunks  The clean up of I'liilian prunes in  storage Is taking place this week.  It was expected that these prunes in  storage would clean up at a premium price, hul unfortunately a  i;ar of prunes from the Doukhoborn,  Crand Forks, came in on semi-consign incut, and are selling under market  prices.  If storage In transit privileges  were, applicable, oilier markets could  bo found on the prairies, but without Ibis' it is impossible to remove  storage prunes from Calgary at a  profit. Here is another instance  the market, being demoralized  those outside the Association.  SWIFT  CURRENT  SWIFT CURRENT, Sask., Oct. 11  ���������The weather has been ideal  throughout the threshing season  in the district, have had no rain up  until a few days ago. Fully 90 per  cent of threshing is done throughout  the   district.  Small fruits are practically over  for tbis-year. Ontario Grapes have  been coining in for the past week  and are selling freely. There is practically no sale for vegetables' in this  market at the present time. :  THE AJPIMJO  SITUATION  The apple dea  this week. It is  shipping season,  of apples rolling  ping of as many  very desirable,  in the packing  is rather unsettled  the    peak    of    the  and    the    pressure  in    makes the ship-  cars out. as possible  to prevent conjection  louses.  of  by  HECUNA   MA'R.K!CT   SUMMARY  REC1NA,  both   from  rather   dull  accumulating and    are  rather slowly.    Sixteen  Oct.   10.���������The    demand  town    and    country    is  Stocks   of  apples  are  moving out  cars of fruit  A  have  been  placed  at country points  There is nothing so upsetting to  the market as an apparent oversup-  ply. Storage must be used for a  larger proportion' of apples in the  boxes they come from the orchard in.  and the'packing loss rushed and  more extended In season, with a  view to feeding the 'market in a  more balanced way.  Wholesalers 'aro being templed  to buy what they have difficulty. In  cleaning ii]i in their brief credit  time. Their freight bil's as a consequence are abnormally heavy. Con-  Hdorablo study will be needed on this  point to prevent the '.market breakage unnecessarily at each shipping  pcalc.  Prices shading by. Independent  salesmen is reported from Saskatchewan and Alberta ppbns. Tlie As-  sciated price on assorted winters is  $1.30 F.O.B. One yernon Co-opera-  five concern through,, their agent, Is  selling direct to self-serving grocery  stores in Calgary/' "Wc saw Mcintosh Reds from this''concern markoci  "Extra Fancy" oh boxes containing  200 and 213. -


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