Date: August 31, 1910.
Headline: “The Market: Offerings More Liberal than Last Week and the Demand Equaled Supply.”
Credit: The Chilliwack Progress
“The Market: Offerings More Liberal than Last Week and the Demand Equaled Supply.”
NEW WESTMINSTER, Aug. 26 – The market this morning was larger than it was last week, which in its place was a good one. The Chinks like the poultry were in high feather, for the men from China saw an overflowing poultry arena and rejoiced. Apparently, a good many transactions had taken place before the bulk of buyers had arrived upon the scene. They do doubt go upon the saying of Confucius that the early Chink gets the pullet. Ducks were more plentiful this morning than they have been for some time past. A large number of them fell to the lot of the wily Orientals. When the Chinks were asked how much they paid for ducks, they replied “dollar piece.” By the dozen the water-fowl brought anywhere from $10 to $12.
A stout gentleman who stated that he took great pleasure in talking to the Celestials, is a large dealer in poultry as well as fruit. “I sell more stuff than all the rest of the people put together,” he informed the reporter. There is no doubt that he disposes of a large quantity of produce of one kind or another. “The Chinks are not bad fellows at all,” he said, “They always grizzle , they do” The reporter didn’t catch the meaning of “grizzle.” “O,” said the Englishman, “grizzle means complaint.” Continuing his observations on the yellow men whom he knows so well, he said, “Yes, they always grizzle. It doesn’t matter how much you ask, the price is always too high. Or the chickens are too small. But they generally come back and buy.”