20 years before 100 years ago
Chilliwack of Twenty Years Ago Of interest to old and new readers. From The Progress of June 22, 1S93 R. Higginbottom has purchased the house and lot belonging to R. J. Mcintosh. The price paid was $1, - 100. L. W. Paisley negotiated the sale. The Snmas Dyking Scheme is being actively pushed forward. It is to be hoped that the Fraser has washed the face of Sumas for the last time. The scheme now on foot will reclaim and benefit 30,000 acres of land at a cost cf about $3 50,000. At the experimental farm at Agas - siz there are ho less than 8S7 varieties of fruits and shrubs to be tested as to their productive qualities. This is the largest number of different sorts on any one farm in America. Mr. C. Brown and his daughter, Louisa, of Elk Creek, met with a painful accident in a runaway. A colt in the team became unmanageable in crossing the corduroy road and threw the girl out, cutting a great gash in her head. Mr. Brown had his foot sprained. W. E. Savage, featherweight champion of Australia, and Frank Bret - ton, lightweight champion of B.C.; G. W. Bloomfield. welterweight of Washington; J. Courtenay, of Vancouver, and Swan and Sperring, will appear in four - round sparring contests on Saturday for the champion - shin of the valley in their respective weights. Mr. Thornburn has four acres Early Rose potatoes in full bloom. Died. On Monday, June 19th, Jno. Bruce, aged 47 years. The Fraser is steadily falling; the danger of an overflow is past, and the flood prophets are out of a job. The assessed valuation of the valley amounts to ' $l,0OG,321. Fraser York, of Huntingdon, has received his appointment from Ottawa as custom house officer for Upper Sumas. Master William Campbell, 0f Huntingdon, and Mr. Sweetman. of Chilliwack, left on a trip to Ireland. G. H. W. Ashwell left last week on a trip to the World's Fair at Chicago. The Presbyterians of Chilliwack celebrated' their fourth anniversary by a grand festival and entertainment on Tuesday evening in Henderson's Hall. A feature of the evening wa the presentation of an address atod purse of money to Mrs. T. H. Henderson, as organist for the congregation. The presentation was signed on behalf of the congregation by B. T. Malcolm and Miss Mary A. Turner. Mr. W. Chadsey intends ope; a store at the corner of the Suniaa Landing Road in a few days. Mr. Beaum. nt, of Sumas, has several men employed constructing a raft of Cottonwood logs, cut on Messrs. Lumsden's work. He in tends rafting them down to Vancou - of.ver to the B.C. Sugar Refinery, for j barrel staves.