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 .v.        r '       .       \.^   { >>  ^P  X.  PUBLISHED IN B. C. ON B. C. MADE PAPER.  Vol. XXVL, No. 19.^  Abbolslord, B: C, Friday, September 7   1923.  $1.00 Per Annum.  JHE  UNPACKED  ���������������������������JUST  a shipment direct from England, including  Underwear, Hosiery (Ladies, Men and Children)  of the highest quality.  R. DesMAZES  ABKOTSFORD AND WHATCOM ROAD  Whatcom Road, Tel. 23M       Farmers 1912  I-iione 16  LEGISLATURE   OPENS   OCT.  21)  VICTORIA, Sept. 6.���������The fourth  session of the 15th Legislature of'  British Columbia will open on Monday, Oct. 2 9, Premier Oliver announced yesterday. One of the first  acts of the government will be the  introduction of a redistribution bill,  which' will be brought down during  the first week. The' Premier said he  could ��������� not comment upon the proposed changes at present, but plenty  of time would be provided for the,*  fullc-st consideration of the measure.  Other important matters to be  taken up at the coming session include a general revision of the statutes of British Columbia, minor  - amendments- to c.the -. Government  Liquor Act and the determination of  policy regarding the Pacific Great  Eastern Railway.  Very little contentious- legislation  is anticipated by ministers, who' predict that the House will complete its  business in six or'seven-weeks'.  HOSPITAL DONATIONS  CALL OF  THRESHER  SHORTENS  MEETING  HUNTINGDON, Sept. 4.���������The  call of the thresher, busy with the  huge crop of oats on the prairie this  year, hurried the Sumas council  through a short session on Saturday.  Labor is scarce and the need is insistent.  The drainage of the Lewis and  Blair property is delayed through a  difference of viewpoint' with the  owners who had agreed to pay one-  'third of the cost. The municipal engineer has taken levels and has how  three alternatives. The first is to  get the owners to contribute the  amount agreed upon; or, to deepen  the ditch further as they suggest;  or, to start over again, this. time  with the municipality as right of  way owners, petitioning for a settlement    under    the    Ditches     and  The following donations havo  been -received during the month of  August ai the M.-S.-A. Hospital, and  are gratefully  acknowledged:  Magazines,   vegetables   and   flowers, Mrs. Millard; Cherries-and eggs,  Mrs.   Alice  Conway;     Flowers,   Mrs.  Swift;  Vegetables,    Mr. T. Bennett;  Black    Currants,    Mrs. White     (St.  Nicholas);     Cherries    and     berries,  Mrs.  Derraugh;   Apples,. Mr.  McCallum;     Flowers,    C.G.I.T.;    Flowers,  Mrs. Olding; Apples' and cream, Mrs.  T.  Jackson;   Vegetables,     Mr.  Love-  dar; Plums and apples, Mr. McAllister;   Fruit/Mr. W.  Wells;     Flowers,  Miss     Peck;     Gramophone     record,  Willie and    Lillie    Courts';    Berries  - and" apples; -Mrs. -Peck; -Flowers ��������� and  apples,  Mrs.   Chas.   Ryall;     Carrots,  ! Mr.   Geary;   Flowers,   Mr.   McCallum  (Mission City);    Plums' and apples,  Mr.   W���������    Hill-Tout;     Potatoes    and  flowers, Mrs.    T.    Jackson;    Plums,  Mrs. C. Wallace;  Flowers and  magazines, Mrs'. ' K.    Fraser;     Flowers,  Mrs. Hunt;  Flowers, Mrs. Eby; Vegetables, Mrs.  Davis   (Vye);  Flowers,  Miss Rogers;  Pears and greengages,  Mrs. Nelson   (Pine Grove);  Veranda  'hammock,   Mr.  James  Downie;   Lettuce,   Mrs.   Seldon    (Clayburn);    Ice  pick, Mr. McMenemy;  Baby diapers,  Mrs.   Albert   Taylor;     Baby 'diapers  and1 dresses,  Mrs.  and Miss  Moret.  In addition to the above, the hospital management are gratefully indebted to Messrs. Wright and  Johnson, for quite a number of  small jobs, such as sharpening scissors, etc, which are fully appreciated.  Mrs. Nicholson has .returned from  New. Westminster, where she made a  lengthy visit to her daughter.3. Mrs.  Harold Nicholson and baby daughter are also home.  ..Miss ISw.art of Princeton, B. O,  spent a" few days with Miss Hilda  Lowis..  ' Miss Waite has' been the guest of  Mrs. and Miss Forrester for a .short  time prior to entering the Training  School for Nurses in. the Vancouver  General Hospital. Her many friends  wish her all success in this work.  Mrs.- Malcolm Morrison, received  the sad- news, of the death of her sister, Mrs. -Perfect. .Mrs. Perfect made  many friends here when she visited  her sister on several-'t' occasions and  they all. regret her sudden demise.  Miss Eunice Bates has left for  Cranbrook where , she will be the  house guest of Mrs.'. Manning for  some months. It.is hoped that the  change will be very ;helpful to her  as she has not been . in good health  for a^ ltfng time..      ��������� '  The directors of the Women's Institute will meet at Mrs. R. Owen's  on'Sept. 7. Matters'pertaining to  the September meeting and to the  programme for, the Fall will be arranged.  !' Mrs. Geo. McCallum has returned  from White Rock. Mrs. Wood row  and Miss Jean accompanied her  home for a day or two but are again  at the'popular seaside resort.  At, a recent" meeting the Community .-Club; presented Mr,., and Mrs. Harr  vey with a wedding gift in community silver. The recipients have been  energetic members of the club since  its inception. * Mrs. Tucker kindly  lent her home for the gathering at  which the presentation took place.,  Harold Bates, Herbert Walters  and Drummond Oswald had a most  enjoyable time at their camp ��������� at  White Rock. They are now home  and busy at High School work.  The posters and prize lists of th$  Matsqui A. and H. Society    are now  out.    The directors' are planning for  a bigger and better fair than ever..  REV.  AND  WILL  MRS.  CAMPIJELL  MOTOR   TO TORONTO  Rev. J. L. and Mrs. Campbell of-  Colilngwood, Vancouver, visited Abbotsford friends at the week-end. Mr.  and Mrs. Campbell are very well  known  here,   where    Mr.    Campbell  .Presbyterian  of years, and  very    .active  branches    of  was' pastor of the  Church for a number  Mrs. Campbell took a  part in the various  shurch  work.  They went on from here' to Los  Angeles, California,' and from there  they will go to Toronto, the entire  trip to be made by motor.  Mr. and Mrs. Campbell wore ac-  companeid by their son, Joe Gamp-  bell. They intend taking up residence  in   Ontario.  THIRD  YEAR   HIGH   SCHOOL  IS  ADDED TO  GRADES*  MATSQUI MAN MADE  VILLAGE   CONSTABLE  MATSQUI, Sept. 4.���������On the recommendation of the Matsqui Board  of Trade, the police commissioners  have appointed J. E.' Thoren to be  -village constable. The board had  no criticism to offer concerning the  existing municipal constables, but  wished to have appointed a man who  was resident in the village.  Secretary Downes reported to his  fellow commissioners that he had  finally received assurance from the  department of. the provincial secretary that an auto license has been issued, free to cover the ' car of the  chief of municipal police. This.certificate has either been lost or sidetracked, but is in existence somewhere. ���������    -'  Tuberculin inspection by Government Veterinary Inspector McKay  shows Matsqui herds to be a healthy  bunch, very few re-actors being discovered.  School opened    here on    Tuesday  with a slightly increased attendance.  Third year High    School    has    been  added to the grades, which will    be  attended by the pupils, of the entire  Abbotsford district.  Mr. P. I-lughes of Hatzic has been  engaged as principal, and will teach  the entrance class and first year  High.. School. Miss Gilley has  charge of second and third year  High; Miss McPhee, Miss Mutrie,  Miss Evans, Miss Archibald and Miss-  Hunt are also teachers on the staff.  Last term six of tho eight rooms  of the school were used, this year  another room has been fitted up for  use, which will amply accommodate  the  pupils. .  GRAND  PRESIDENT WILL  VISIT REBECCAH  LODGE  The regular meeting of Pearl Re-  beccah Lodge was held in the Masonic Hall on Thursday evening,  when plans were made for the holding of anniversary services', to be  held in the Masonic Hall on September 2 0th. It'is expected that the  Mission Rebcccah Lodge ' will take  part in this service.  Tho Grand President of the Re-  beccah Asscmbley of B. C, Miss.Gus-  sie L. Motion, will visit Pearl Re-  beccah Lodge of Abbotsford on  September  24 th. ���������    ,  Mr. and Mrs. Robt! H. Wilkinson  of Hazelmere announce the engagement of their el.dest daughter,  gj&Iargaret Katherine to Albert Ed-  *\vard Cade of Blaine,' Wash., eldest  son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E Cade of  Mission, B. C.  LARGE ENTRY LIST EXPECTED FOR FALL FAIR  FIVE  BILLIONS  IS  ESTIMATED  DAMAGE  Blair    will  next meeU  ' this  Line  Watercourses Act. .Mr.  be asked to attend the  ing.  A road may be gazetted in  neighborhood from the Wells  road northward throug-h the centre  of lot 100. Application will bo  made to the Land Settlement Board  for the use of the low level dyke as  a roadway, along that portion from  the southeast corner of the Indian  reserve northward to the Atkinson  road.  The right to use the two crossings  of the B.C.E.R. where the new  Boundary line road will run over  the railway has been granted by the  railway commission. The B. C. E.  It. agree to their public use also,  with certain provisions.' The com-1  pany suggests that the municipality  put in the necessary culverts and  bear all expenses connected with the  .crossing, both now and in the future.  The council does not care to take  this responsibility, not knowing  where it may lead them. Further  information will be sought before  any  conditions are  accepted.  In the accounts presented by the  finance committee, the new .addition to Whatcom Road school is  completed and paid for, also the improvements to the grounds at Huntingdon school, and the foundation  repairs at Musselwhite.  OSAKA, Sept. 5.���������Damage resulting from the earthquake and fire in  the Japanese disaster will cost the  Empire in life and treasure far more  than a first-class war. Estimates  of the death toll range from 110,-  000 to 300,000, while the property  destroyed will cost more than $5,-  000,000,000 to replace. Yokohama,  one of the Empire's first ports, is  wiped off the map; Tokio, a city of  2,300,000 inhabitants', has been so  badly damaged that it will take  years to regain its place' among the  first cities of the world.  Under the able management of  President H. Harrop and Secretary  M. Shore arrangements for the Su-  mas-Abbotsford Annual fall fair  are well in hand. At the present  time it is expected that the stock ex*  hibit may be held in the barn.  The fair will be run for two days;  the 20th and 21st of September. On  the evening of the 21st, a dance will  be held in the theatre hall.  A splendid list of prizes are offered for exhibitors', and a very  large entry list is expected.  TRUE BLUES  WILL   HOLD  .   / RIO-UNION     MEETING  The regular monthly meeting of  Abbotsford True Blue Lodge was  held in the Orange Hall on Monday  evening. General business was transacted and the members decided to  hold a progressive whist drive in the  Orange Hall on Friday, September  14th.  The October meeting will be a reunion meeting and Provincial Grand  Organizer, Mrs. R. J. Pelky of Vancouver,  will attend.  ry|'l^rrcfffrflreTyr""aBa^jMaiareBgaggpaT3:^  BOARD  WTLL  TAKE  OVER  PICTURE  SHOW ON  SEPT.  MAIL  DELIVERY  TN  MAPLE RfDGE STARTS  Sparrow is now  $1.50 per sack.  selling   bran at  PORT HANEY,. Sept. 4.���������On Saturday, Maple Ridge district received  an additional modern convenience,  when a rural mail delivery route  was started. With Haney^ as a  centre, Mr. Sands, postmaster at  Whonnock, now delivers mail daily  over all the main roads in the municipality east of the Town Line  road near Hammond. This route  supplies Port Haney, Webster's  Corners, Yennadon and Albion and  all the residents on the main roads  between these places. As the residents about Whonnock turned down  the proposal, the route does not extend quite to the eastern limits of  the district, but the rest is' now well  provided'for, and the people are relieved of the necessity of going to  the post offices' at the various  centres in order to get their mail.  Miss Minnie Rucker of Kamloops  is' visiting her sister, Mrs. Vannetta  and Mrs. Ruthig of Abbotsford. -  :A regular meeting of the Abbotsford and District Board of Trade was  held on Thursday evening. Discus-  nlons of general interest occupied  part of the session.  On September 19th, the Board  will take over the local moving  picture theatre to raise finances to  carry on various lines of work and  it is hoped that the citizens will give  the picture show undivided support  on that date.  The oiling of the main streets of  the town, during the dusty summer  months' was due to the worthy efforts of the Board. The lighting of  the town streets, an improvement  which they have long been advocating, will no doubt become a possibility brought about by the desire  of the Board to boost Abbotsford  and see it grow.  'Many other needed improvements  can also be secured, which the citizens are eager to obtain, if the proper interest is taken in the Board of  Trade and real support given to that  body.  The regular monthly meeting of  the local W.C.T.U. met at the home  of Mrs. S. Bedlow on Tuesday afternoon. The members are holding  special prayer meeting, every Friday evening in the school room of  the Presbyterian Church at 7:30. .  New Fall Models just  placed in slock. If you  appreciate good   clothes  you  we would  see these.  suggest  m  GROCERIES���������  Choice  Red  Salmon,   y2's  Peanut  Butter,  a lb   | Fall Hats and  jj Caps     ���������  just placed in stock,  and made special to  our order.  1G t  .1. u <r ,  1'S  Pure Pickling Vinegar, a gallon   Fresh    Cauliflower,   Celery,  Cantaloupes, Tokay  -.--...,-25^   -20^  ���������-.-. 85^  Grapes, etc.  Limited  ABBOTSFQRD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  ������ 35S5  I TEE ABBOTSF0RBP0ST  Published Every Friday  ..   J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1923  "What fools we mortals be!" would appear  to stand out prominently when we consider  the present methods that deprive the farmer  and the fruit grower of the Fraser Valley of  his just rights in marketing the products of  his labour.  Somebody is awfully foolish when American fruit is purchased in the open markets of  our cities and also on the prairies in. preference to the Canadian fruit. Millions of dollars worth of fruit are brought into the city of  Vancouver each year and sold in open competition to our own. Numerous and various  reasons are given for this buying. Papers from  the Atlantic to the Pacific have written columns about buying in the old home town in  preference to buying elsewhere. A favorite  quotation in these write-ups has been 'keep  the dollars at home.' Even dollars have  been marked and sent round town and traced  from one person to another always buying.  A marked dollar was once sent to an Eastern  mail order house. It was traced for about ten  years but it had not arrived back at its own  home town. The same party would probably  have been tracing it yet, only,he died too soon.  In the buying of fruit it might be a good rule  to adopt the plan of buying B. C. grown fruit  and 'keep the dollars at home'.  Ari estimate has been given that at least  $20,000,000 have gone out of B. C. during the  past year for food.' $20,000,000 spent in the  Fraser Valley would do wonders. It would  help to make the transportation companies  pay bigger dividends and employ more men at  just as good, if not better wages than they are  getting now; it would help the fruit grower  and the dairyman, and also the farmer to  make both ends meet with less difficulty. Half  of that amount put into the Fraser Valley  right now for products would put pep under  the heels of thousands of struggling agriculturists. The man on the land is a wonderful  spender, and most of that money would find  its way back to the city for goods, and B. C.  manufactured goods at that, then be distributed so that next season it would be buying Fraser Valley products again. But the dollars  that go out of B. G. for fruit, vegetables, hay,  potatoes, etc., do not come back to be B. C.  willingly, and it is doubtful if a small fraction of it ever does come back. Americans  do not patronize B. C. except when out' for a  holiday.  If the C. P. R., the B. C. E. R. and the numerous smaller transportation concerns had  more Valley products to haul; if the fruit  grower and the farmer were all prosperous in  the Fraser Valley would it not be worth while  for the people of the cities to try buying B. C.  farm products for one year?' This paper does  not hesitate to say that the present stringency  of money in some coast cities and in the Fraser Valley is owing to the habit of the importation, or dumping of American fruit into the  coast markets..  This idea of saying that the fruit industry  is oniy a small part of the business of Canada  and the grower hardly worth legislating for  by our governments is foolish. Politicians  have told us that if there were no fruit growers Canada would go on just the same. Maybe it would. It is nice to have them help to  develop the country though. The amount of  money invested in agricultural and fruit lands  of B. C. ranks very high with other investment's���������in fact so high, that it is counted as  one of the very largest businesses in the proJ  vince. It is not the fault however of the  householder in our cities and small towns altogether that foreign fruit is competing with  ours. The wholesalers are to blame. He can  make bigger profits in this way than by purchasing B. C. products. The politicians are to  blame. They are not attempting to change  present conditions. They say so long as the  prairie people want American fruit it should  be brought in so that a monopoly will not be  given to the B. C. fruit grower and farmer.  Our politicians, at least some of tliem, want  v������o curry favor with the man back on the  prairie, by lotting him have his own way in  this matter, even if it is to the detriment of  the people of the sister province on the Pacific,    ji'  Onej-would almost suppose that it would be  an easy matter to educate the prairie farmer  as to the benefits that the Fordney Tariff Bill  has been to him. He could be shown how it  has affected his grain market. It could be  shown him how it pulled down the price on his  cattle since the bill came into force. One or  two rattling good speeches should make that  prairie farmer so antagonistic to tlie United  States products that he would rise in rebellion  rather than give his good money for their fruit  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  and vegetables. How that Fordney Tariff Bill  put the prairie on poverty row should not be  hard to explain. : To have B. C. a prosperous  agricultural province would help the prairies; *  but no prosperity of the United States will  ever help any part of Canada.  Let us study our. own interests iii the same '���������  selfish way as the people of the United States  studies its own interests and it would be much  better for us;  Personally, the writer thinks the Wednesday half holiday is a business deterrant, a  nuisance, and a failure. We further believe it  was encouraged and fostered by a few politicians who sought popularity and the support of  "the workers" and without due regard to the  convenience of the public.  The typyographical union and numerous  unions have solved the question of time and  hours to the satisfaction of the workers and  the employers, and the question confronting  the retail clerks is simply one of hours and is  nothing out of the ordinary and one that can  be solved without the aid of legislation or  without inconvenience to the general public.  ���������Trail News.  Premier Oliver and his friend the Minister  of Customs at Ottawa are Oh! so sorry! for  the fruit growers of British Columbia who find  themselves the victims of the dumping of fruit  from the United States. . These political twins  will see it it is not possible to do something  about it  The sorrow how being experienced by these  gentlemen was very easily avoidable. All thau  had to be done was to practice from the beginning the art in which they are now so proficient; that is, to do nothing. The preceding  government at Ottawa had placed on the statute books adequate provision for dealing with  the dumping of fruit so that British Columbia  growers would not suffer; but at the very first  opportunity the Mackenzie King government  cancelled this protection. This was purely  political action, not asked for by anyone in  British Columbia, and least of all by the government's allies from the Prairies.  To their shame be it said, the "Liberals" in  the House of Commons from British Columbia  consented to this betrayal of a most important  industry of their province. Premier Oliver  knew about the betrayal, while there was yet  time to head it off; but he too seemed content  to pay this price for the security of his party  at Ottawa. They are but crocodile tears that  the gentleman sheds now!���������Columbian.  One-third of. every dollar spent in British  Columbia by tourists will ultimately find its  way into rural B .C. because, roughly, nearly  a half of what every tourist spends goes for  food and other products that originate on the  farm.  Of the $40,000,000 spent here by tourists.  during the present season, at least $12,000,000  will go into the pockets of country folk. If B.  C.'s annual tourist income can be increased  by judicious advertising to $100,000,000, rural  British Columbia will be assured of over $30,-  000,000 increased revenue every year.  The campaign for tourists is not a campaign for the increased prosperity of a few  Vancouver merchants and others who come  directly in touch with tourist business. Money circulates.. If tourists spend $100,000,000  here every : year, that $100,000,000 passes  eventually through.the hands of every individual in the province, be he farmer, hotelman,  laborer or mechanic. And the farmer, by the  very productive nature of his calling, must  come in ultimately for the largest share.  Farmers will find it good busienss to back  the tourist campaign with every resource a-  vailable.���������Vancouver Sun.  An ex-governor has the following to say a-  bout the value of a local paper in the community: "Each year the local paper gives from  $500 to $1000 in free lines to the community  in which it is located. No other agency can  or will do this. The editor, in proportion to  his means, does more for his own town than  any other ten men, and in fairness he ought  to be supported not because you like him or  admire his writings, but because the local paper is the best investment a community can  make. It may not be brilliantly edited or may  not be brilliantly crowded with thought, but  financially it is of more benefit to the community than the preacher or the teacher. Understand me, I do not mean mentally, and yet  on moral questions you will find most of the  papers on the right side. Today the editors  of local papers do the most for the least money of any people on earth."���������Ex..  Japan has a population of over   50,000,000  people.  Egypt proper has a   population   of nearly  1000 to the square mile.  A Telephone Persdh&lity  In your face to face contacts with people, your appearance, your bearing and many other things, help you to  make the right Jmpressipn. But in your telephone contacts, theie is only one thing by which you can be judged  ���������your speech.  Do you cultivate an effective telephone personality?  Your voice is you.' In the intimate contact which the  telephone gives, let your voice express all those qualities  which will induce favorable action on the part of the list-  oner.    It is worth while.  British Columbia Telephone Company  Concerning Style  When you ordpr pointing you buy something  more than paper and ink.  The best advertising talk in the world looks,  vulgar and commonplace if    printed    without  distinction.  STYLE in printing is an art.   Yon cannot buy  it just anywhere.  The cost of printing depends upon something  more fcfaan the profit which the printer puts upon  it.  Much depends upon his plant, his organization1  his technical ability and experience.  MtRAL���������-For tke best printing, something distinctive and  original, get an estimate from us.  r  i  .���������.���������.���������^  The Printer    I   : ���������J  Phene 6720  Hub Square  Mission City, B. C.  TEN RULES FOK  DRIVING MOTOR OAR  Believing that the careful observation of a few simple traffic rules  will materially help safer travel on  the highways, the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce has issued "Ten Commandments of Safety  for Motorists."  1. Always remember you are the  engineer, fully responsible.  2. Always test your brakes when  starting; and have them inspected  frequently.  3. Never pass a street car when it  is stopping, or, if the law permits pro  ceed very slowly past it at the legal  distance.  4 ^Exercise especial care in crossing in front of a street car or in passing it, as you cannot tell what may  be coming on the other side.  5. Always signal with hand when  slowing down, turning', or stopping,  even though you have an automatic  or mechanical warning device.  6. Look before, you back and  sound the horn three times.  7. Try to drive with using the  horn as little as possible. A sudden  noise may stop pedestrians' in their  tracks rather than warning them.  8. Don't count too much on the  common sense of the other fellow  No one is 100 per cent alert all the  time.  9. Drive slowly on streets where  children are playing. Remembei  your own childhood.  10. Cross crossings envtin-"1'-  Warning bells may be out of order,  watchmen or gate operator���������; nay .h  off duty. Trains cannot stop as  quickly as you can. Shift into sec;  ond to avoid stalling on tracks.  Alex, S; Duncan  Barrister     Solicitor  7 Notary Public,  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phone 8601 P. O. Box 00  MISSION CITY, B. C.  Wm.   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years among- the Stockmen of  the Fpaser Valley. Am famHar  with the'dlfferent breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C  J7H.7F0NES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  r  rfl  1-- *  ���������M  ���������������������������������!>  ���������|.H  11  m  j   :  ���������!|||  IB!  li!  'hHH  ; * j  ^BgEfflBgW  til  fjSjjjJMH  EphmSct  if  7f  iim  H  ff  H  f  ill  il  ?tii  pi  1C  ���������I  if  ft  ���������1  i  1  \'<i  n  1  mm  maumia  m ���������*t\  33  THE ABBOTSFOKD"^OST  JTOitil.  A. R. GOSLING  , 'WHEN' YOU WANT  House and  -Sign Painting  and '  General  House Repairs  Phone 34X    ���������      - , P. O. Box 31  ABBOTSFORD, B.  G.  WEEK IN  CALGARY  B.C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  doom   0   Hart   Block,   Chill iwnck  Box   422. crilMJWACK  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  OPEN   EVERY   FD1DAY  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   O.  V���������-"  %LAN'M. BROKOVSKI  ,   AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  LIVE STOCK a Special^  P. 0. Box 94  RASPBERRY   SITUATION  IN GREAT BRITAIN  Our    special     correspondent    encloses  the  following    item     from va  Blairgowrie paper, which .should  be  of general, interest:  "Raspberry picking has been "in  full swing this week notwithstanding the unsettled weather. Unfortunately,- the rain came too late to  materially help the t earlier rasps,  but the' moisture will be beneficial  to later fruit. In most fields the  berries are small and,,in some cases',  not easily cleaned from* the "husk.  Pickers' have not been earning so  much as they would like, and there  has been one or two ' 'strikes' for  a higher rate of pay. A number of  growers have increased the piecework wage from 3-4 to 1 penny per  lb. ��������� The market for rasps is still unsatisfactory. Up to last night 251  tons of'rasps have been railed from  Blairgowrie by goods' trains, and  about 77 tons by passenger trains.  The writer goes on to say that  "Spring frosts followed by a long  shell of.dry weather has resulted in  a poor crop of raspberries. They  are small and in many cases' they  shrivelled up on the canes. Prices  started at 42 pounds' per ton of 2,-  240 lbs. and are now down to 20  pounds to 30 pounds per ton on rail  in cwt. kegs or bbls. A few have  been shipped in chip baskets of- 4  lb. which have returned 60 pounds  per ton of 2,240 lbs. The gross tonnage will be small this year and  prices  low."  Warm weather, mostly bright  sunshine and some showers is  helping the harvesting operations,  which are now general in the three  provinces.  Ih Manitoba, 45 per cent, of the  grain lias been cut, and when  threshing returns are in, the yield  will be found lower than , first expected.  Saskatchewan has a good crop,  especially in the Western part of  Lhe province, about 30 per cent,  has   been  cut.  Alberta has an excellent crop with  about 35 per cent hay. Hay and  fodder crops are good.  There is a more cheerful feeling  amongst' business men and business  is Improving. Tlio. fruit business is  showing improvement all along tho  lino.  Local grown vegetables have almost completely displaced 13. C.  shipments. "  Tho, first car of ...Bartlett pears  from Peachland arrived in an overripe condition, many very small.  Later arrivals from1' Kelbwna are  sizing up better, and are in better  condition.  Wealthy apples are rather slow in  making  their appearance.  We notice several Yakima salesmen in Saskatchewan and Manitoba pushing their wares. This  week's F.O.B. quotations from  Washington shows a decline in the  peach prices. We are pleased to  note the "good work done by agents  of M. C. shippers . in ' getting the  trade and the shippers in line with  prices just under offerings' from the  South.  Considerable 'improvement ' is  needed on the part-of the B. C.  packing houses as we find pears and  plums considerably below" standard  weight.    .  Washington is now quoting Italian Prunes'at"45������ per (suit case)  box.    . - -  ' Independents from Vernon are  quoting tomatoes in Calgary at  55^' f.oib".  shipping point..  ping should.be    packed    in a semi-  ripe  condition.  Following the nice smooth H. H.  grown tomatoes, most. of the field  grown stuff from Ontario and B. C.  looks coarse, and is, coarse, dirty,  spotted, misshapen, and some unfit "even for factory purposes.  Tomato grower must give more  care to growing and selection in  packing. They would be well , advised to ship^only such toms' as they  would care to eat off their own  tables.  We notice that a . careful grower  at Leamington, Ontario, .selected and  wrapped his best field grown toms,  and they were sold at a good price  early in the season as 1-f.H. grown.  We cannot sec profit to the grower from the returns that flooding  tho maket with poor stuff will bring.  Grade  2.00  3.2.1  3.00  Pears,, Bartlctt, Fancy Grade.  Pears, Bartlctt, C Grade    Peaches,  Crawford,  Elberta,  Slappy   -.   ]-.7fi  Peaches,   Other , Varieties     150  Prunes   (mostly  imported)     1.3 5  VANCOUVER' PRODUCE  1.25  2.5 0  3.50  Tomatoes,., ripe, 4 bska., $1.00  to  :   Blueberries, 11 qt. bska .-.  Onions, Sample Grade, cwt. ..  Cucumbers   (market   overloaded)  per box,  50<*  to      .75  Car arrivals., August 23rd to 29th  ���������B. C./ 3 Crab Apples; 3 . Mixed  Fruit; 5 Mixed Fruit and Vegetables; 1 Apples'. Imported, 3  Prunes, 4 Mixed Fruit; 1 Apples; X  Oranges;   1 Bananas.  QUARANTINE   FOR   VEGETABLES  AND   FRUITS   PLANNED  Tlio U. S. Department of Agriculture has; announced a general quarantine on all fruits and vegetables  offered for import after November  1st of this year, with the exception  of lots originating ,in Canada.  . The object of this' is to prevent  tlie entry of fruit and melon flies  common in other countries and which  might be brought In on the imported lots. This is going to affect a  number of items which have been  important commercial factors previous to this time.  While announced as a flat quarantine, it is' added that at the discretion of the department, special shipments of fruits and vegetables may  enter the country. <,  REGINA   MARKET   SUMMARY  FIELD'GROWN TOMATOES  For a Bilious Headaeft������  ^brew & cup of Celery ..Ki.Bg-*- V  natural herbs and roots���������a gentle  laxative and. purifier* Tones jap  the liver and stimulates digestion.  Makes vou feel bright and vigor-  pus.   SOc and 60c, at druggists.  V ! ���������'...,.   '..''   '    ' '���������"���������'���������''���������'���������'        * '"������������������'���������-���������A'!'" ,-H  Stop that Cough  ��������� The tomato " season is.-on in earnest and they are being shipped into  the prairie market from East and  West. Some local grown toms are  being offered in Regina and Saskatoon.  The popular crate for tomatoes  is the 4 basket tin top. Lugs and  baskets' are not wanted.  We notice-that the tomatoes arriving in stock cars' are the best, but  that may be partially due to .care  at shipping point. Prices' would be  much better if more discriminating  care was given in the packing house.  Too many cars' have been packed in  an over-ripe condition. These cars  have to be jobbed, and this brings  down the price of carefully packed  stuff.    Tomatoes for    distant ship-  REGINA, Aug. 29.���������During ' the  later part of last week supplies were  very short and business was decidedly slow. For the last three days  arrivals have been rather- heavy  with demand fair and no features of  note to report.  Car arrivals Aug: 23rd to 29th  inclusive���������B. C, five apples; five  mixed fruit and , vegetables; one  crabapple. imported, one mixed  fruit; one pear; one prune; one  peach; one grape.  EDMONTON  BULLETIN  EDMONTON, Aug, ' 30.���������The  wholosale trade has been racbor dull  here this past week and some lines  are moving very slowly. Prices are  also very badly depressed on certain  commodities.  A good many of the ripe tomatoes coming in have boon showing  shrinkage and loss on some shipments has been heavy. '  Car Arrivals from August 19th to  25,1.11���������B. C, 2 apples; 1 crabapples;  11 fruit and vegetables! Imported,  2 pears;,! prunes; 1 mixed fruit; 1  onions.    Ontario, 1 tomatoes.  VANCOUVER, Aug. 28.--There  has been no change iu the weather  dip'ing  tho  week.  The tomato deal is badiv demoral  ized  ,be-  CALGARY CAR   ARRIVALS  . August 22nd to 2fHh  -- B. C.���������17 mixed fruit and vegetables; 3 mixed, fruit; 3 apples; 2  pears;  1 berries.  ' California���������2 canteloupes'; 1  grapes.  Washington���������2 mixed fruit; 1  prunes;  2 peaches.  Oregon���������1 plums.  SEPTEMBER ROD AND GUN  SASKATOON    CONDITIONS  ��������� SASKATOON, ��������� Aug. 29.���������The!  market here is well stocked with  fruit. Trade is not over brisk. Imported prunes, peaches and Bartlett.  pears' very much in evidence. The  pears are mostly C grade, Elberta  peaches in fine condition. Prunes  very large and in fine condition. A  few of "the imported apples showing  traces of Bitter Pit. B. C. Crab  apples mostly very fine. There are  a  few Blueberries  coming-in yet. .  The following ' are   approximately  the wholesale prices: -*  Apples,  Gravenstein and Wealthy,  Fancy,  $2.50  to  12.75  Apples,   Other  Varieties,   Fancy  Grade -..���������    2.25.  Apples,' Other Varieties, C  ., The September issue of Rod and  Gun in Canada contains a welath ot  information .and amusement for the  sportsman. -. "The Clerical Fishing  Party" by the Rev. W. A. Bradley is  ar original account of a real trip,  while there is a practical article on  making use of the birch-bark. "By  Canoe through the Wilds of Quebec"  Alfred Keator is an interesting account of a novel route, while Bonnay-  castle Dale, and F. V. Williams have  contributed two good stories'. The  last Close Call of Martin Hunter is  contained iiv this issue while a table  showing the Games Seasons for 1923  will prove of interest to all sportsmen  Robert Page Lincoln hasa fishing department of interest, while C. S.  |L.andis, W. C. Motley, F. H. Walker  land J. W. Winson have their regular  contributions all up to the standard.  Guns and Ammunition in the Sept.,  ember issue is particularly large and  interesting, while an article   on   the  North -American Buffalo and a story  by H. Mortimer Batten complete    a  fine magazine.  Canada's trade figures for the 12  months ending June leave no doubt  as to the prosperity of the country.  Exports for the 12 months increased  from $754,642,691 last year to  $9 94;543,449 this year���������a jump o:  $228,900,558. Imports also increased $132,225,379.  x.eii supplied (luring the week  ing heavier i>an tho market could  tare for. It is impossible to buy  re-packed crated stock as low as' 50������  uo.r crate. 25 lb. lugs ar.j quoted at  $1.00 and this is top price. It will  take several days for Lh<a' market to.  right itself as there are considerable  supplies on  hand.  Plums arc almost In the same  unenviable position as tomatoes.  The market is heavily loaded and  the price, to use the words of one  dealer, is whatever can be got.  The Lower Mainland is shipping  large .quantities - much of wh.ch  comes in bulk. There seems to be  considerable trouble from brown rot  in  the   Lower  Mainland.  It will lie noticed there are still  heavy importations of peaches from  across the line although the movement in plums and apricots has  dwindled to almost nothing.' The  apricots' are practically over. As' for  plums the conditions mentioned  above are explanatory.  It was also noticed that there is  still a heavy movement of pears  from Washington most of which are  of the Bartlett variety. The quantity of B.C. Bartletts-on the market  is comparatively negligible.  There is still a small movement of  apples from the U.S. This is composed of small shipments of California G-ravensteins and such varieties  from Washington as have not reached maturity in this province such  as Kings and Mcintosh Reds.  Tho Yakima district of Washington is now shipping Cantelotipes to  this' market largely cutting out the  California product. Small shipments  have also come in from the Lower  Okanagan   Valley.  No further - advance has taken  place in the egg market although  tho tone is  firm.  The- following produce has been  imported during the week ending  Aug. 27th, 1923:  Apples, Cal. and Wash., 1,056  boxes; Peaches, Wash., 7,049 boxes;  Pears, Wash., 5,810 boxes; Plums,  Wash., 238 crates; Prunes, Wash.,  200 boxes'; Apricots, Wash., 103  boxes; Sweet Potatoes, Cal., 31 lugs;  Lemons, Cal., 601 cases; Oranges,  Cal., 3,780 cases; Grape Fruit, Cal.  and Fla., 500 cases'; Bananas, 1,674  bunches; Watermelons, Wash., .3  crates; Honeydew, Cal., 3 crates;  Casabas, Cal., 1 only; Squash, Cal.,  2 crates'; Cantaloupes, Wash. and .  Cal., 1,416; Grapes, Cal., 988 lugs;  Cauliflower, Cal., 3 0 crates; Egg  Plant, 1 crate; Peppers, Cal. 1 orate;  Cabbage, Wash., 3 crates; Turnips,  Wash.,   23 .sacks.  In addition to the above 250 boxes-  apples, 350 boxes pears were "condemned and refused entry owing to  Codling Moth infestation; 125  boxes plums and 2 51 boxes peaches  were also condemned.  HUGE LOCOMOTIVES OF THE MIKADO TYPE  ARRIVE FOR FALL GRAIN RUSH ON C.N.R.  It distresses you and your friends  ���������It is dangerous. A few drops of  Shitoh, the 6������-year old remedy,  brings, immediate relief. Shiloh  Stops that irritating tickling in the  throat, looeens the pfllegm and  heals, the tissues. Get Shilob, at  3your,druggists, SOc, 60c and &.20.������  New locomotives of the Mikado type for the movement of ,the 1923 gram crop over the Canadian  National Railways have begun to reach the West. The new locomotives, which were built at Montreal,  are of the latest type with all news improvements. They are 73 feet in length and weigh approximately  450,000 pounds with a drawbar pull equal to 5,500 tons. The engines, which are for freight use, are  equipped with automatic stokers, Westinghouse air brakes and air reverse and have the new type of  Worthington feeder, water heater and pump. One of the change* in thes newjangine is the cab design, all  mountings being installed in a box outside of the cab instead of inside the cab as in former types.  : Twenty-three of the new engines are coming West for the Manitoba division m time for the beginning of the grain movement and 22 are coming for the Saskatchewan division. An idea of the size of the  new engines may be gathered from the fact that before starting out on a run they require 12 tons of  coal and 8,300 gallons of water to complete their tender supplies. The new engines are all equipped with  the Booster trudc and ten of those to be delivered later will have Booster engines installed. These provide  practically additional motive power on the tender and are of great value in starting heavy trams. The  engines are being placed in service as quickly as they reach the Western divisions.  Plans for securing the utmost efficiency in the despatch of grain  shipments over the Canadian National Railways were discussed at an  important conference of National  Railway officials of the anitoba division held at Port Arthur and Fort  Wililam. The new Neebing Terminal was inspected during the visit to  the head of the lakes.  UNLUCKY SAILING  DAYS.  In the early days of the "barbarian" invasion some 70 years ago,  tke Scottish skipper of one of the  paddle-wheel "fire-boats" plying up  the West River from Hong Kong to  Canton, China, could not understand  why his steamer was almost empty  on a certain return run from Canton.  Next trip the same thing happened.  So it did on the following trip.  A boycott was suspected, until  the owners suddenly realized that  the fifth, the fourteenth and the  twenty-third are the very unlucky  days when no wise man embarks on  a ship, a- journey, or an enterprise.  The sailing fixture list was speedily overhauled, and thenceforth the  cabins were as full as over.  The Terminal Grain Company is  reported to have been organized at  Vancouver B. C, with $100,000 authorized capital and A. H. Gale as  president, to build an elevator there  Tt is stated hat construcion of the  firs unit will be commenced shortly.  W*? aMiTnoiwiiiiiiriwMffnM-wTiriiiTiri t������������������*~"  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ,1  WEEKLY  REPORT   OF  BANK   OF   MONTREAL  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 for..   Our service is at your command.  AKBOTSFOKT) MEAT MARKET  S.F.WHITE  Abbotsford, B.C.  B.  C.   Phone   41.  Farmers' Phono 15)0!)  TRY SOME OF OUK  Wheat Screenings for  for  Cattle and Fattening Mash  Poultry.  :srora ree<  j. j, SPARROW  Essendene Avenue ABBOTSFORD. B. C.  PERSONAM  Mr. and Mrs. R. Brown, Mr. and  Mrs. Harvey and family of Bellingham were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.  H.  Brown on Monday.  Miss Eleanor Lovedar of Vancouver visited relatives and friends  here during the week.  Mr. and Mis.E. Ruthig are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a baby girl, born on Wed-'  nesday.  Mr. and Mrs. Roach and Mr. and  Mrs. C. Smith spent the week-end in  New. Westminster.,  Mrs. Hitsnmn of Elmer, Oregon,  has been the recent guest of Mrs. A.  George.  !Mrs. Thomas Perks of Vancouver  is the present guest of Mrs. A. Morrow.  Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Miller and Mr.  and Mrs'. II. Brown visited Bellingham ��������� on   Sunday.  Sparrow is now - welling bran at  ,$1.50 per sack.  A meeting of the Board of Directors of the M.S.A. Hospital will, be  held on Monday, the 10th inst.  The W. A. of the M.-S.-A. Hospital  will meet on the third Wednesday of  the  month,   the  19th.  Mr. and Mrs. Poole of Central  Park spent the week-end at the  home of Mr. and Mrs.  Conway.  Mr. and Mrs. Hughes of Mission  were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D.  McCrimmon  on  Labor  Day.  Mrs. Battenburg, nee Miss Sinclair,  visited friends in Abbotsford this  week.  Rev. W. Robertson attended the  meeting of the Presbytery held in  Vancouver on Monday and Tuesday.  Mr. and Mrs. Young of Vancouver  spent Labor Day as the guests of  Mr.  and Mrs. W.  Buker.  Mrs. H. Gazley, who has been a  resident of Abbotsford for over  twenty years, moved into Vancouver this week to reside.  Mr. and Mrs. Olding, Mr. Rogers  and Mr. Gateby spent the week-end  at Cottonwood  Beach.  .  iMr. and Mrs'. Karuse and family  of Everett, Wash, were the recent  guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Little.  Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. Thompson,  Mr. A. Ayrcs, Mr. E. Leary and  Master Norman Sumner visited Cul-  tus Lake on the holiday.  Miss 0. Wilson, who lias' been  nursing on the staff of the M.-S.-A.  Hospital for tlie past three months,  is now the guest of Rev. and Mrs'.  A.   H.   Priest.  Miss Howard, who has been visiting Miss F. Ft. Trethewey, has returned.to her home in Edmonton.  Miss Eleanor Peck left on Friday  for Vancouver, where' she will enter  the Vancouver General Hospital to  train as a nurse.  Mrs'. H. McKinnon and family  have returned from a holiday spent  In  Vancouver,'  The Misses Steede have returned  from a short visit at White Rock.  Several auto loads of Abbotsford  folk attended the opening of the  Pacific Highway at Cloverdale on  Labor Day.  The first meeting of the Men's  Club for the winter season was held  on .Tuesday evening with a good attendance. The gathering enjoyed a  social time, with singing-and games.  On the 17th inst the annual meeting  of the Club will be held when a  lively debate will    take    place    on  Wealth  vs.  Education.  Miss F. E. Trethewey visited Bellingham during the week.  Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Maynard of  Victoria were the recent guests of  Mrs. M. F. Insley. Mr. .Maynard is  Postmaster in the Government  building in Victoria. They will visit  Seattle on the return trip to Victoria.  Messrs. T. Little and A. Taylor  visited in Edmonds, Wash., recently.  The many friends of Mr. A. George  will regret to learn that he is ill in  the Vancouver Hospital.  Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McGillivray of Huntingdon attended the  Chililwack   fair.  Mrs. R. P. Pettipiece and Mrs.  Kidd of Vancouver visited at the  home of Mrs. Davis at Vye on Thursday, and later attended the meeting  of  the W.B.A.  of  the  Maccabees  ni  Sparrow is now sei\lng    bran    at  Abbotsford.  81 .HO per sack.  at   the  week-end.  Mr. and Mrs. R. Gilmore and Mr.  and  Mrs.  Morrow  visited  Vancouver  Mrs. Leslie Trethewey visited at  Harrison Springs this week, and  intends to spend a'" camping holiday  there   later.  Mrs. Mills of Sumas Prairie has  rented Mrs. Gazley's residence and  has  moved  in.  A Harvest Festival service will  be observed in St. Matthews Church  on Sunday, September 2 3rd. Rev.  M. H. Jackson, rector of St. Georges  Church, Vancouver, will conduct the  service, and special music will be  rendered  by the choir.  Mrs. F. Broughton has as her  guest her brother, Mr. E. Gorden of  Bella Cooltt.  Mr. and James Taylor, and little  son, accompanied by Mrs. Paul Taylor of Vancouver, were the guests at  the Trethewey home during the  week.  A very successful   business   meet-  {ing and social time was enjoyed by  members of the local Caledonian'So-  city in the Masonic Hall on Saturday  Mr. and Mrs. W. Fox of Vancouver  visited in Abbotsford at the weekend.  Mrs. Stow, Mr. Norris aiid Miss  Georgie Stow of Vancouver were  guests of Miss Annie McCrimmon on  Labor Day.  Tlie Embroidery Club were very  pleasantly entertained at the home  of Mrs. W. J. Gray on Tuesday afternoon.  ' Favourable weather ��������� for harvesting now prevails throughout Prairie  Provinces and wheat cutting is general. In Southern Manitoba and  Saskatchewan threshing has commenced aiid as anticipated the returns, both as to yield and grade  are disappointing, as compared  with  early reports. Better results arc  expected in Northern sections, of  Provinces and also in. Alberta. In  latter Province, the Dopt. of Agriculture lias estimated tlie wheat  yield as 140,000,000 .bushels. In  Quebec cool weather is still retarding ripening of crops but grain cutting on u small scale has started  with average yields. In Ontario  tliresiling yield of fall wheat is  most satisfactory;" oats and barley  are slightly below average. In New  Brunswick the hay crop, though  harvested In good condition, is slight  while in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island it is heavy and of first  quality. In British Columbia grains  yields are above average; applo  picking is' general in Okanagan  Valley, early varieties being above  average.  Details follow:  Prairie Provinces.  Edmonton District: Harvesting  general, conditions favourable, slight  damage during wcok from rain and  hail. Only a few cases of rust, grain  well filled, good average yield now  assured.  Calgary District: Severe hail  around Stettlor, with tills exception  conditions .favourable, harvesting  general, very  heavy  growth.  iLcth bridge:' Cutting general,  threshing should commence 150th  August.  Saskatoon District: Weather favourable and harvesting well under  way with probably one , third of  wheat cut. Good yield of all grains  promised in  North  Saskatchewan.  Regina District���������Weather favourable and harvesting well under  way with probably one third wheat  cut. Wheat cutting 4 0 per cent,  completed and threshing commenced. .Returns in South Eastern sections will be fair to. poor with low  grades. Other districts more promising;   labour supply ample.  Winnipeg District���������Good harvesting weather prevails; threshing returns are * disappointing in South  and run 5 to 15 bushels per acre of  low grade. Ih North both yield and  grade  are higher.  Province of British' Columbia  Growing crops now in need of  rain; grain above average, threshing  well under way. Roots fair, potatoes good crop but acreage below  average. Hops very good, picking  commences next week. In Okanagan  Valley picking is now general of  early varieties' which, ������������������where well  thinned are above average in size  and quality. Peaches moving fast,  early varieties over. Plums, prunes,  tomatoes moving up to expectations,  pasturage good except Vancouver  Island. '  ?  ACHES  arc now a I   (heir   besl.     Get   your  supply   for  Canning.' We have ihe Eiberla Peach and   they  are in primo condition and   the   price   is  A crate   ���������  condition and   the   price   is   risrhl."  ?lTl5  We have Frail Jars, Rubber Rings, etc.,  loo,  al close prices.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  NOTARY BUBL1C  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Broiioy to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  Abbotsford  BIG  CROP YEAR  WINNIPEG, Sept. 5.���������Showing an  increase of some 60,000,000 bushels  of all grains over figures -for the  crop of 1921-22, the Canadian Pacific railway report on grain loaded  at inter-points from September 1.  1922, to August 31, 3 923, places  cars towed at 143,445, representing  213,196,202 bushels, these aggregates being composed of 120, 983  cars of wheat or 175,909,282 bushels, 22,426 cars of coarse grains,  representing   37,286,920   bushels.  PRESERVING   PEACHES  ARE   NOW   COMING   IN  at our Grocery Store. You  can depend    on    us    filling  your order promptly and  with the same attention to  detail as though you came  here in person. Check ovei  the items when you receive  them and weigh them if you  like.  Real  service here.  Sparrow Is now  $1.50 per sack.  seUing    bran    at  BEEKEEPER SENDS CLAIM FOR  $1562 TO AGRICULTURE DEPT.  MISSIONARY CONFERENCE  '     IIERF. ON OCTOBER 3  The Ladies' Aid and Missionary  Society met at the residence of Mrs.  C. Ityall on Wednesday afternoon,  with a large attendance,of members'.  The ladies decided to meet at the  home of Mrs. J. Parton on Friday  afternoon and tie. a quilt to be sent  to the Missions, as is the custom every year. i  The Missionary Society will hold  a Missionary Conference of the  Westminster Presterial Missionary  Society in Abbotsford on October  the  3rd.  An all day conference will be  held, and representatives from various auxiliaries between New Westminster and Chilliwack will be  present.  CLOVERDALE, Sept. 4.���������Wilfred M. Smith, whose beekeeping  equipment' was destroyed by government inspectors in Surrey in June  has sent a claim amounting to $1,-  562 to the department of agriculture. If the bill is not paid, Mr.  Smith intends to proceed in a civil  action against the inspectors responsible for the burnng, to recover  the cost of the equipment. In spite  of adverse conditions with which  this beekeeper had to cope, including  the almost total destruction of  equipment by fire, he won the famous Hudson's Bay gold medal this  year for the best honey at the Vancouver  exhibition.  Happily Wedded  (From the Fraser Valley  Bccord)  APPLEBY���������POItTMOUTH  Sparrow is now  $1.50 per sack.  soiling    bran    at  Mi's. J. K. McMenemy and Miss  Evelyn McMenemy are spending a  holiday in Vancouver, Victoria and  Nanaimo.  Mrs. Sam Trethewey of Seattlr  was the guest of Miss F. E. Trethewey this week.  Mrs. A. C. Salt and children werf*  visitors to Vancouver at the weekend.  A very pretty wedding was solemnized at All Saints' church here  last Thursday afternoon, when Randolph, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L.  S. Appleby, and Irene, youngest  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.  Portsmouth, were united in marriage  by the Rev.  H.K.K.  Greene.  The church was beautifully decorated by friends' of the popular  young couple, and was filled to  capacity by their friends and  acquaintances.  After the ceremony a reception  was held at the home of the bride  for a short while before the happy  couple caught the evening train for  the coast. They will reside .at  Dewdney where the groom has a  fruit farm.  The young couple were attended  by the Misses Sheila Connellan and  Kara Appleby, as bridesmaids, and  Mr.  Frank Appleby as groomsman.  The popular couple have the best  wishes of a host of friends in Mission  City and Dewdney.  Valley Fall Fairs  ��������� 12,000,000 feet of lumber for Japan was loaded in Vancouver for the  month  of July.  The lowest infant mortality in  Canada is to be found in B. C. with  a rate of 72.9 per thousand.  Inspection of the railway lines in  the Peace River country is being undertaken for the Alberta government by Messrs James Kennedy and  J. E. Cartwright, two experienced  ���������ailway engineers. A full investigation' into the condition of the roads  will  be  made.  During the quarter'' of a century  from 1901 to 1921 the population  of Alberta increased from 73,000 to  587,644 of which sixty per cent is  of British origin.  I  Chilliwack  ;  Sept 4-7  Whonnock       Sept.   25-26  Aldergrove   Sept. 25-26  Riehmond   Sept. 26  Mission City,  Sept. 25,-26-27  Abbotsford  ..-   Sept.  20-21  Agassiz      Sept  19  Maple Ridge    Sept. .6-7  Matsqui   Sept.  18-19  MR.   OLIVER   ADMITS  OTTAWA AGAINST B. C.  VICTORIA, Aug. 31.���������Premier  Oliver has received a telegram from  Hon. Jacques Bureau, federal minister of customs, stating he has recommended a' regulation dealing  with the evasion of the dumping  duty on fruit shipped on consignment.  The premier in admitting that it  seemed almost impossible to get  really effective action, said that the  interests of the British Columbia  growers and the prairie consumers  are opposed to each other, and that  so long as there was that situation  it would be hard to obtain the cooperation necessary to bring about  the total elimination of dumping.  The Powell River Company will  erect twenty-six new residences at  Powell River at an approximate cost  of $100,000. Messrs. Hodgson, King  & Marble, who are erecting a boiler  housig at Powell River, have secured  the contract for the first, ten houses  under this scheme.  Ottawa, Aug. 27���������The commission  recently appointed by the government to enquire into the advisability of placing an embargo upon the  exportation of pulpwood from Canada, will begin its activities very  soon,   Premier  King stated   tonight,  V.  li  ��������� i'iri  Fi  m  m  ill  id  '���������(.  til  4  H  fti  fl  ���������"M  ���������mmm\MsmmmsmMimmimm  VrM"  ������������7^3?^^  rrrj~vv*?SS*w&  38SP!

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