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No. 14    Vol. 1
Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, December 19, 1923
$1.50 per year
Meals 50c.   . Beds 50c.
Fresh line of Chocolates and Tobaccos
Mrs. C. Giilis & Sons
Phono 30-L
P.O. Drawer A G
MRS. PROBERT,  Proprietress
E. PROBERT, Manager.
Visit the Government Farm.
See Harrison Hot Springs.
Phone 7       Agassiz, 11.C.
On Sunday, December -3: tl. a special White Gift service will be held
In  the Methodist Church,  Agassiz.
The members of the Congregation
and Sunday School are n*k.prl to 'bring
gifts suitable for sending to tho True
Bluo Orphanage. It is felt this service wlai be a means of reminding
all oi the t;ue significance ofl Christmas.
Agassiz W. I. in
Annual Session1
Arrangement? arc being: made for
a Christmas Day Service. The eon-
Kregationa of the Methodist and Pres-
bytei lan churches wtfl join in this
rervlce in commemoration of the
tlrth of Jesus. Further announcements will be made later in regard
to this service.
iicrcsn Brii&A vista
Hotel guests for week ending tne
1.6th Dec. Mrs. Fergusno and family,
Mrs. M.i Brannick, Mrs. Stanley J.
Hill. Anglta, Sask. ; G. Q. Sutherland.
Hammond ; C. W, Grimshaw, J. H.
Attklnson, D. Baker, Mrs, .T. Mann, S,
B. Fleming, S. Fulton J. Phillips, Mrs
F. \V. Crossley, Vancouver ; C. W.
Glnss, Hope ; C. Kellington, Salmon
Am ; P. A. Benson, Mission ; Albert
Kessenhelmer, Wilkie, Sasfc. ;.T. Bland,
Lear, B.C. ; J, G. Wright, S. J. Deeth,
Vancouver ; H. C. Tremear, N. P. Qnr
vreau, New Westminster ; Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Theal, L. A. LaPere, Chilliwaok ; J. P. Hunter, Nelson ; E. A.
Richardson,M. P. Morris, Vancouver ;
W. B. Anderson, Victoria; M, P. Morris, Wm. Bray, Vancouver ; J. Brown,
ChllHwack ; J. Hawsthorne, W. S.
Davis, Vancouver Sun.
■iy        ftrV
Tho regular meeting of jVitr , orn-'
an'iH Inlitltute was holdjt' to '/th, The'
third Thursday comli. Wl/ into their(
members "it beliu laK near Chrlst-
mns," decided to .ht.Ii their meeting
a Week earlier.
Mrs, John Mcpherson gave a report of Dr, Biiktv 'h examination of
the school children's teeth. Dr, Baker examined i3" children and estimated  the cost at  1700
How to handle this work successfully was discussed, and it was decided to appoint a committee to take
cards nnd visit each home, and thoroughly explain to tho parents how
the Institute Is trying to accomplish
the task of having every child's teeth
attended to. We want to he able to
haVrj D>\ Isake*- attend to this as soon
ay possible; He will come' when sent
Delegate read a very interesting
report of annual conference held in
Vancouver, The Sweet Pea was made
the Institute emblem of the Lower
Mrs. McFadden was re-elected chair
man   of   the   Lower   Mainland.
The meeting voted *5 to the Santa
Claim fund, Vancouver, also $6 for
the  relief  of  Russian  children.
Mrs. John McPherson suggested
anyone who wanted to help make
Christmas for the kiddles who Otherwise would have no Christmas, such
as small plum puddings wrapped '■'
Christmas styCo Ch.istmas cake,
toys, ets., leave them at the Garage,
with your name attached, and Mrs. J.
McPherson will kcs they reach their
' "Arrangements wore mnij for the
New Year Dance, a committ?** an*
pointed M:s. Heath and Miss M. A,;-
assis asked ail members present to
br'.iyj rcfrcdluuen^d.
There Wore Hi) members present.
Ur#, Greyelle auC Sirs, Dennis sor-
veil   tea and   refreshments.
During tea, Mis. LeFevre displayed
her work oij knitted socks ami stockings, and the samples must have been
satisfactory, as she received several
Mr.  and  Mrs.   August  Andrew,    of
Seablrd Island, have* a no* baby boy,
Mr.  Gordon Thompson,  of Harrison
Hot Springs, who wan seriously Wound
• >l while out hunting, having been
mistaken for ft door, l« progressing
favorably at tho Vancouver Ooneral
Mr. Raymond Tiiythona is building
a largo tbarn, which Ih ii"li„ an addition   id   the   landscape.
Wo are sorry to announce that
Edith and Audrey Henley aro seriously  111..- Wft hops  fOli thtfir  speedy   ro-
Whclpton   and   hor
Skeen, have Just re-
'luritctt from a  visit to Vancouver.
Nurse Foril,. sister of Mrs. Frank
Ink man.  Ih nursing. Mrs. Carl Inkman.
Ma*n, Dr. McCaffrey Iq visiting in
Mr, and Mrs, Campbell, of the Experimental Kami boarding house, are
visiting in Vancouver. Miss Dorotry
Stow is !n charge during their absence.
Mr. Harry Baker has rented his 30
ace. farm   to Mr.  Chester Hunt.
Miss Gladys! Inkman Is visiting hor
home   for   the   week   end.
Miss Edith Agassiz Is visiting In
Mrs.   McDonald,  Aldersyde,   Alberta.
is visiting hor brothers, Duncan and
.luck  MOjRas,
Goo, Pottle* our noted Indian hunter and; giiiilu, Is wiili IiIh son Jim on
iheir t;np lino on Ml. CllOftm, Wo
wish   thom  good   luck.
Mr. A. S. Nichols mother, who lias
Just recovered from an opera Hon, is
Visiting Mr, and Mrs. Nlcliol, to recuperate.
FriendH of Mrs. Harry Fooks are
pleased to see hor out again, after
several   days'   Illness.
Agassis people will he glad to learn
that Mr. Fred Whelpton is sufficiently recovered from hiis recent accident
to be ah|o to Use his arm a Mule.
Agassk Barber Shop
Under New Management.
Soft Drinks
and Tobacco
Agassis, B.C.
The Agassis local F.V.M.P. Assn..
In-Pi Its annual meeting on Saturday,
Deo. 17 th, There was a good attendance,
Tho election of officers for 1924 resulted as follows': President, G. H.
Smith ; Vice-President, Robert Hamilton ; Director:*, E. 10. Wbtttnker, F. G.
Tienhoime, J, A. H. Morrow. Secy.,
W,  Henley,
The monthly meetings held during
1923 have resulted In a better understanding between the members, giving
them the opportunity to solve their
problem*, The same program will
be followed for 1924 at their meetings
each third Saturday of the month. It
in hoped more members will attend
these meetings than in the past, which
will work a benefit to tho locality
as a whole when welt represented,
General Stores
P.O.Box 123   Phone 51-L
Xmas Stocks Complete
and at Your
Grocery Department now
stooked with, all the deli-
cacieg of the festive season
Raisins, Currants, Nuts, Peals, Jap Oranges, Fancy Box Chocolates, Xmas Mixed Candies, Almond Paste and Ground Almonds.
Toys ! Toj s! Say it with Toys to the children and make their
Xmas something real. A large assortment to choose from and
prices are lower than ever. Mechanical trains on track, Dolls,
Mechanical Ferris Wheels, Games, Xmas Stockings, Etc
Do your shopping here and be certain of satisfaction.
Robin Hood Flour—Ask your neighbor.
REPAIRS of all Descriptions.
BOOTS a specialty.
E. D. Harrington
Agassiz, B.C.
P.O.Box 93
Phone 46
Soe our Stock of Xmas Goods before you leave your orders. Mixed Candy, Mixed Nuts,
fluster RaUins LayeFigs, Dates, Jap Oranges, Naval Oranges. Special Mixed Chocolates, Toys,
Xmas cidsJewe^, French Ivory, Neckties, Handkerchiefs, Etc,   	
Phone for Prices
Christmas Chocolates
Our assortment of fancy and regular boxes includes the
famous lines of Willard's Ganong'sand Kitty Richard's
Cowan's Funny Folks and Chocolate Animals for tne
Christmas Crackers and Stockings.
Brillant's Mixture 40c. a pound.
Phone 42.    Druggist and Stationer,     AGASSIZ
On Sunday Inst, the service at the J
MotrodJst Church was well attended,
and was one of the most Interesting
held in Agassis for some time. The
singling was very ably led by the
Community Choir. Mrs. Bensley rendered a solo.
The pastor, Rev. G. Turpin, spoke
on the subject of Immortality, end
the Hev. J, Dewar assisted in the
Osvthoiio Charon
Midnight Mass will be held nt St.
Anthony's Church on Christmas eve.
All   are   welcome.
Anglloan  Church
Services Snnlay, Deo. 23. 10 a.m.,
Sunday School; U a.m., Matins; 7:30
p.m.   Evensong.
Christmas Day. 8 am., Holy Com-
inuilon ; 11 a.m., Matins und Holy
Delivery at y~ur service
On the afternoon, of Saturday the
15th, those who braved the elements
and visited the Agricultural Hail,
witnessed the best display of basket
ball seen? here this *ear.
In the opening game, th0 superior
combination and shooting of the Ag- '
assiz Public School girls proved too
much for the visitors, Agassiz winning with a score of ten to one. Mary
Heath at centre and Katherlne Dewar
at guard starred for the local girls.
The second game, between, the ChllHwack , PubMc School boys and the
boys of the Agassiz Centra] School,
was a haa-|i-fought battle from the
start to the finish. At the end of the
first half, Agassiz led by three points
and up to (that time had a decided
edge on the play. In the second hair,
however ChtUiwack came from behind
and by goodi combination and spectacular shooting won the game. The
final score being 26 to  16.
After) the game tea was served the
visitors by Mrs. Heath and the Misses
Agassiz, ably assisted by the local
Mi*, and Mrs. Carl Inkman are the
happy parents of a baby boy, born
en December 13th. Mrs. Inkman
formerly Miss M. McCorkell, was Ag-
assiz's primary class school teacher.
The new baby should have a very
happy home, as Miss McCorkell was
in iter loved by her pupils, and Is recognized as a very efficient teacher.
A delightful evening was spent at
tlie home of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Hamilton, Monday, Dec. 17. Five hundred)
was played. The guests were : Mrs.
Glllls, Mr. and Mrs. Henshaw, Mr. and
Mrs; Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Busselle |
Geo. Ogllvle, G. Foley, Frank Sutherland,   Harry   Baker,     Jim     Hamilton.
Mrs.   GUlls   won   ladies   first   prize,
Mr,   Harry   Baker    won    gentleman's]
first   prize.     Mrs.   Busselle   and   Geo,
Ogllvle   won   the   consolation     prizes.
Dainty   refreshments   wer©   served.
Phone 17
We cordially invite you to call and inspect our selection of useful and attractive
Christmas Gifts
embracing Fancy China, Silverware, Cutlery, Dolls, Toys,
Men's Ties, Suspenders, Ladies' Hosiery, Handkerchiefs,
Books, Papeteries, Fancy Confectionery, Cigars and numerous other lines, all of which are
Service and satisfaction or your money back.
SPENCER & STOUT, General Merchants,
AGASSIZ. The Modern Couple
Two  poems wero
aimi   mans   have  rai torn   with   Joy,
Ono   trloa   lo  pioturn  the  modern   girl
Ami tho othor the modern boy,
While   Uiey   wotq  hurry.m along  In  theUii Roal
Kelthor   dlsuovorod   .vliai   thoj   had done,
urn   ho  j.j i  described  lho modern  slouah,
And  -1*'"' only  lho  modi i iiuum.
Wo  Bland   for   tho modorn boy  nf today,
Ami  tho   lorn girl  by his  side ■.,
Tomorrow   he   will bo   our modo: n   man,
And   she  !><■   hl« modorn i-i-wi--.
Tho  young  men   who  upend tholr money for frns,
And movies and dancoa and rum1.
Are nol  apt "». beoomo our nrogrosalvo   men,
Hut   only   eur   common hums.
Th^   frivolous  Klrls   who  are  fond  of  sport, z
And •ohoose  such  fellows tor chums,
Will  not  bo  the   wives i>r   progrosslVe men,
But the wIvob of the common  hums.
But  our Jolly  ola  Poet  must   travel  alono,
b'or  the  Hammond   ghi  can't   take the  hint,
Ehcoept by  chance ho should liappn   to  meet
That  lady, named  Mary   McGlnt, « n
Should   tho   time com©   when   this   w I 111  h«i  done.
And   they   talk those   forme:   things  over,
He  may  bask  in the  love   of   that   poe.tlu   dove,
But   they   wont bo   the  young   pigs   In   clover.
Tho   p°rt   Hammond  poets are all In the race,
And  each  ono  Is  trying   to win,
And   tho   Hammond   Gazette   will   become  noted   yet
For   the   poetry   which   is published   therein.
T,   W,   Flshspeer,
(Note—This   was  handed   in   some   time ago,  but crowded  forward.—Ed.)
When They Have Gone"
The past comes up—childhood
days—happy hours by the fireside—their hopes and joys—
and  trials,  too.
You can keep the memory of
their names forever fresh by
giving some little part of the
blessings you now enjoy towards a permanent memorial
in   everlasting   stone.
Successors   to   Patterson,   Chand
ler  #  Stephen,  Limited
33VENTH   ATE,    &
Write   today
for    Catalogue   of
Established   1876
Graduate TeacherPiano and Theory
Pupils prepared for Toronto Conservatory and Canadian Academy Exams.
Will Buy Dry Cascara Bark
At Bean Factory Wharf. Hlfkest cash
prlee paid.
box ti, BAtrarr, ax
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"How   wonderful   Is   the   human
It   is   Indeed   tli0   organ   of   the
"It Is indood the organ of the sonll"
Each Inflection of your voice has a
meaning for tiiot'o who lrnow you.
nothing may HUbstttlute for it. .Your
voice Is you.   i	
When you have news for a friend
—when n Business matter needs attention—when yon wish to bring Joy
to those at home—send your voice—
yourself—on   the   errand.
All this Company's telephones are
available day and night,
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Cash paid for Old Hold,      Bey, 6636 T
..Diamonds, Watches
986  Granville Streea,
Oppoilte Pro-rlnolal Pnblio Market,
▼AlfOOtTVSR,   B.C.
Our local M.L.A., Mr. J. A. Cathcr-
wood, in jBpeaklny] on the budget, prefaced his remarks by saying he felt
obliged to speak In tlie interests of
the settlers of XIcemen Island, basing" ills rematks on u letter from one
of the settlers. The island had been
flooded! for -two years In succession,
nnd the following year it was so uncertain that very,' little was raised by
the   farmers.
The Land Settlement Board has
built a portion of the dyke and there
is some hope for the islanders in the
future provided the two Governments
work   together.
The Land Settlement Collector came
up the other day and demanded that
the taxes should be paid, and when
they were not forthcoming he said
they would have to sell thj land. The
set tie: s proposed that they mlgh t
sell one half or a portion, enough to
cover tlie amount of the taxes, but
the collector said ''no," they would
sell   the   whole.
One of tlie Ministers Interrupted,
saying,   "We   have   not   sold   any yet."
"Will the Premier give me the assurance that none will be sold till
after the protection work has been
completed ?
No   reply   was  given.
I asked tlie settler If he could pay
the taxes if the island was protected
from flooding. He said he could pay
them  in  one year.
I have on more than one occasslon
stated that if tlie Government would
only raise a portion of the Slough
Road each ,year}, that the settlers
would have that much less to look
after When' the waters came up. Now
as the Government has mad© a very
good, start ,on> this work, I hope that
they will prevail on the Dominion
Department to make, another start on
tlieiit part; I understand they have
the plans all; ready..
If the settlers could have some assurance that the work would be completed, they coupl govern themselves
accordingly, but the uncertainty is
very   discounting.
(The Minister of Public Works here
assure;, the Member that tlie Dominion authorities wore now ready, and
were going  to  start  Immediately.
I also notice with pleasure that
Government intend to reduce hy 50
per cent, the- ifarmers' taxes, but I
"'an assure m^ lion, friends opposite
that nothing short of total abolition
of ,t.lio vicious lind unjust personal
property} tax will satisfy  ine.
Mr. Speaker, I want to raise my
yolee against /'the very groat length
of some of tre orations delivered In
this House. Half an hour is quite
enough] time for any member to take
up in .speaking on any subject, that
Is If he has given the consideration
it  deserves. ,
Mr. Speaker, If it were possible for
you to have a gramaphone record
of every speech which has taken over
thirty minute of .the time of this
House, and then put the member who
delivered it fn solitary confinement
and make him listen toi his own
speecji, I think | these long orations
would soon be a thing of the Past
and .the business of the country
would not be prolonged as it. Is at
present.   ,
The Premier himself is one of the
worst offenders In this respect. The
other day he spoke for over two hours
on the budget, and I would venture
lo say that everything he said 1" relation to thin subject could have been
said   In   ten  minutes.
(Note—This has been, held over for
a week for want of space. 13d.)
Advertisements In this column must he
Wishing mir patrons
of 1928 a
Very   Merry Xmas
Grateful for past
we anticipate a continuance of name
Mrs. Ada Wilson
Why take a chance with your
XMAS TURKEY ? Buy here.
We have a nice lot—all prime
birds—of Turkeys and Geese for
Phone 60 N. A. COOK, Proprietor
The Pleasure of Travel
is fully realized on the lines of the
Canadian Pacific Railway
Twenty-four hours in tho beautiful
Canadian Pacific Rockies
Through transcontinental trains r'aily.   Electric lighted
sleepers and compartment observation cars.
|For full particulars and reservations, apply to any
Canadian Pacific Agent or General Passenger Department
Vancouver, B.C.
I Useful Xmas Gifts
X Floor Lamps with Silk  Shades complete $27.76,
3» Table Lamps with silk and hand painted parchment
J> shades from $6.25. Polychrome Sticks, great variety
X to select from.
<$> RATTAN—we have the largest stock in B.C. Chairs
Z from $4.00, Tub Chairs $5.50 or $10.50 for the pair,
<|> other $6.50 or $12.75 the pair.
<$, Brassware in Tea Tables, Candlesticks, Etc.
X Restmore Furniture, Beds and Bedding at lowest
X prices.    Rattan suites upholstered by Restmore in
<4> French grey or walnut.   These can be had in un
finished state to decorate yourselves from $21—
lounge and two chairs-
Bags, beaded and silk.
We ship anywhere.   When in the city pay ui a visit.
Our Motto : " Quality at Reasonable Prices."
Irving furniture Store,
645 Seymour Street, Vancouver.
TWO   GOOD   PRKSH   COWS.   Apply
liono 32-M Haney,
Lost     Rod    Ayrshire    Uolfor  with
whlto    markings.     Duo    to    freshen,
Strayod  (torn  Mllooot  Dyko.
drown nuns.,
Phono ^3-1. riit Moadows,
Thirty   Voting   Fat  Qooso   for  sale
ot Hoc,  per Ih. plus ,1c. pos Hi.  If do-
Kind   Pluokod,     Weight   trom   »   to
M iiin. oaoh, for Xmiis nnd Now roar's
Phono   2«i, JOHN   LAm
roa sam
YOUNO   PIUS   for   sole.   Six   weeks
Old, Apply
Phono  25-x Hammond.
ron sale
lorruy   Cow,   eight   years   jld,   good
fiunily cow.    Froshona  Doe,   loth,
Apply       WALTER   BUST,
Dewdney Trunk  ltd,  Hanoy.
task roa SALE
320 ncro farm for snlu. Located 6
miles wost of Duhnmcl, Alberta. 80
acres under cultivation, 70 sores sum-
inor fallow ready for crop next Bprlng
Lots of hay and fliuwood. 7-room
house, barn for 8 horses and 12 cows,
granaries, blacksmith shop, chicken
house.     $25  per  acre.      Apply
Hammond,   D.C.
roa iu>
A   few   tons  of  Good   Turnips,   115
per ton delivered loose or 80c. a sack
Apply      W,   H.   ROD1NSON.
Phone   16-M Pitt  Meadows
—^^^a^^   i. . i. n .      ■     i ,.—m^
potatoes roa SALE
Excellent    Quality. Westminster
Market  Prices.    Delivered     In    Hammond.
J.   E.   STEWART,
Phono 37-Y Hammond.
HANEY   L.O.L.   no.   2816
The regular meeting of above lodge
Is held In the Oddfellows hnll, Haney,
firs".  Tuesday  In each  month at 8  p.m
Visiters  cordially  invited.
W.M., J. C. Mosher, 'Phono 51X.
Reo.-Sec'y,   J.   M.   Cameron.
The regular meetings of Hammond
L.O.B.A. No. 165 are held In the Fos-
sett Hal], the second Tuesday of each
month at 7:30 p.m.
W.M., Mrs. M. Macey, 'Phone 26R.
Rcc.-Scc'y, Mrs. E. K.  Tolmle.
The   regular  meetings   of  Hammond
L, O. L. No. 1886, are held In the Fos-
sett hall  at 8 o'clock p.m; on  Second
Saturday and 4th Friday, each month
Visitors  cordially   Invited.
J. H. Ritchie, W.M.
Wesley   O.   Brooks,   U.S.
SILVER   CREEK   L.O.B.A.    378
Meets  In Orange hall,  Hope,   1st and
3rd   Mondays.
Visiting  brothers   and   sisters  welcomed.
Mrs. T. L. Robinson Mrs.  J.  Q. Irving
W.M. Sec.-Treas.
LODGE   VO. 33
i. o. o. r.
Meets every Wednesday evening at
I o'olock In the Odd Fellows' Hall,
Ontario Street, Port Haney. Visiting
brethren   cordially   Invited   to    attend.
N.G.,   Bro.   J.   C.   Mosher.
V.O.,   Bro.   J.   Unit.
Rec.   Secy.,   Bro.   P.   H.   Burnett.
Thanks his many patrons
for past favors and [extends to all
Farm Lighting Plants.
Write   for quotation!.
The Jam's Electric Co. Ltd.
570 Richards Street,
VANCOUVER   -    Ii. C.
Everybody seeks reliable service. That is why much custom
comes to:-
Black smithing
Pitt Meadows
A voiy pleasant Booml ovenlnu au-
oompanlod by n muoloa] program mo
wan hold 11 tho Mun olpal Hall on
Thuriday ovoning. Tho ovont took tho
form of ii farewell to Rov. Mr. Murk,
who Ih loavlnff Hi.*, fll Uict lo tilltd
up tlutlod iii si. Stop ho na (WoBtmln-
■tor), Thoro wtU » Large attoudnpoo.
Tho 'looal o" nhoMtrn were present and
randorod lovorai numbon vory plotu»*
Ingty, Mm. II Tully iiuk "Will vino oomd b&at, again" and waa loudly
onoorod. Qainoa or u var od nature
wore nduigod, in, itfta.1 which Mr. i>.
iioiuLiiimm, who occupied tin' ohatr, m
(ho aotirio oi i>n address, until:
i nood hardly romlnd you of. tim
occasion uiulor whjloh wo have aasom*
blod ouraolvoa i»«oihor thiH ovoning,
it   ta  a   won-known   faot   and   «   re-
Wood Cutting
Apply  ta  B.   P.   STREET,
Phone  88 T. HAKatOlCB
Dyed Here!
Wil     lmake    your    shabby    old
suit as  good as new.
Entire   Satisfaction.
Write,   call,    or   send   by   Post
or   Blue   Funnel.
53S Clarkson St.,    Phone 278
Fully   experienced.     Patrons    always
satisfied.     Call   In.
Wood's Garage
Dewdney Trunk Road,
Phone 36 R Night or Day
Ford".and Chevrolet Specialists
See  us   about your  Electrical
Repairs to  Batteries,   Starters
and Generators.
SeeWiddess the Jeweler
Whv notVet your Watch Repaired at home ?    The best of work
guaranteed.   Call in.
Matchett BniHing    -   -     Port Haae?
Macdonald, Laird & Genge,
Phone 43S
Painting,    Kalsoming
and Paperhanging.
Wall Paper,   Paint,  Varnish,
Oils, Shellac, Enamel and
Coal Tar FOR SALE.
Estimates Given
All through Maple Ridge
Ontario Street, Haney
Phone 23
J!   S. BOWELL& SON   j
i i J
lint TnnoMfl SuppUw
• iiunipi larrlea to all pacta ■* thej
M SECTS  mift j
»hona MSj
gtotitabto ono, that wo aro to inse our
good frond, Mr. Mark, who had serv-
t'd this oommunlty faithfully and
earnestly) during lho past yoar. ii iw
vory K'hit fylng however to know thut
Iu'Iji to on tor upon n. widor and more
oxtonslvo f old or labor In Westminster, whoro ho suocoods ih» Rov. p.
Henderson* who through Illness resigned that charge, ono of British
Columb a's k fted men. Wo havo no
doubt whatever hut that our, friend
Mr. Murk win nobly uphold tlicf trad-
It ona and pulpit f'.iliiiiiiltstratiuuH of
Ilia   prederCe.iHor.
We have met out of roHpect and to
pay tangible tribute to. Mr. Mark be-
fo:0 be leaves his present charge, and
wo do well. Standing as we do almost on the threshold of another New
Year, llttile do we know what that
year holds In store. We are permit-
red by wise counsej to know noth ng
of the future and very little of the
present, The) only definite knowledge
we have of this fleeting life Is that
It's full of change, In the home, In
the family circle. In the religious and
social circle, and this down to the
Hast syllable of recorded time. We
cannot stem the hand of Him who
doelth all things well. There are many
vacancies in our homes, many vacant
chairs. The year has been full of
change, but despite all this and more
the:e la always a sliver lin. n# painted on the dark bosom of every human
cloud that overshadows our life. Hr.
Mark has endeared himself to every
family irrespective of denomination
tn this district, and in going from
us we express the hop© that success
may attend every effort put forth in
the great work. We wish hint strength
and prosperity in his new sphere, and
trust the day is not far distant when
we  shall  again  see  him  in our  midst.
Tn asking you to accept this small
gift as a slight token of the esteem
In which you ane held throughout this
district. I do not want you to look
at Its intrinsic value. Your work und
worth are very Inadequately expressed herein, but keep before y°" tho
prompted thought and the warm
friendship thus, embodied. I trust
your Influence in the days that are
yet to be sha,i*lle like a shaft ot
light across the lan<l and prosperity
he yours wherever your lot in life
be   cast.
Mr. Mark suitahly replied and
thanked the kind fritnds ' for their
great   thought.
C.Q.I.T. presented M;\ Mark with n
beautiful silk handkerchief, and Mrs.
Mark with a magnificent apron. The
latter   suitably   replied.
Rev. Mr. Clark. Maple Ridge ; Mrs.
Hartls ; Messrs'. R. Mitchell (sen.),
Freeman, W. H. Robinson and J. }l,
McKcnzIo, Copul'tlam, spoke in high
terms of Mr. Mark's work throughout
the district. A very orcellent. tea was
served, after which the singing of
"Auld! Lang Syne" brought a pleasant
evening  to a close.
Hammond Theatre patrons will have
a chance to see tbe finest and strong
est dramatic original screen story
ever written. Hector Turnhull was
the author of tho story "The Cheat"
nnd Pola Nogi is the Btar, with, Jack
Holt and Charles do Roche as Slip*
portilng stars. So tremendously popular was "The Client" that a stage
p]ny und an opera have been written
from its ..ripping Plot. A fo'V •«■' the
big scenes Presented are. The Stupendous Charity Hnznnr, an eye-fllllng
breath-stopping spectacle : The Parisian Fashion Shop, with beautiful man-
nlqulns hi a dazzling 'style show1;
and the never-forgettable sensational
"Branding Sceme," the screen's greatest thrill ; Tho Dramatic Court Room
Scene, with Us smashing, unforgettable climax. Thlslfts not a/ vamp
picture or a tragedy, but one of the
big pictures of the yenr. the biggest
surprise1 of all, So far superior to any
other Pola Negri picture, it baffles
comparison; so different a role for the
beautiful Pola Negri. It's Screen-
land's "biggest surprise, so magnlfi-
oently produced, you'] bo enraptured,
so don't cheat yourself bv not seeing
U. "Tho Cheat" wi]l be branded in
your memory In a never-to-be-forgot-
t n way, and you'l| remember It* hap"
py  ending  for a  long  time.
Ruth Roland (in tho "Timber Green'
Aesop Fable Cartoon, and a Comedy
complete one of the best programmes
ever shown In Hammond. Don't fall
to  see  this  magnificent  producion.
Electric Traffic Cop at Railway Intersections
AIM*.—Interior of tht Canadian Pacific Weet mount Interlocking
tower, ihowina the control levers end the Illuminated plan, the
light bulbe appearing as black spots.
Klin,.—Eiterlor of tower with rtew of trsck, showing some of the
signals switch plant.
From statistics which cover all railroads and cities on
the North American Continent it has been adduced
that pedestrians on city street! are much more liable
to meet with »n accident than are the travellers by train,
yet few of those who rely upon the railroads to carry them
with safety and despatch from one place to another
appreciate the enormous amount of energy and money
which is expended annually on the installation and maintenance of the myriad safety appliances and devices
which insure the safe and quick handling of rail traffic.
Because, with few exceptions, every Industry contributes
to the upkeep and operation of the railroads, science of
late years has contributed more to railroad engineering
than to anything other than medicine. As new appliances
are evolved, so they are tested for their practicability,
and being found serviceable are placed into use. That
Canadian railroads are not behind those of other countries
in the adoption of improved appliances is evidenced by
the fact that the Canadian Pacific Railway has recently
installed electrical Interlocking Plants at all points
where its rail crossings were unprotected along the line
from Montreal to St. John. N.B., and at various points
elsewhere. These electrically operated plants at points
where the lines of two companies cross, eliminate all
danger of trains crashing into one another at crossings,
and considerably facilitate train movements.
Electrically operated interlocking plants have been
operated by this Company for many years, and
although not actually revenue bearing they have afforded
an additional degree of safety, which can hardly be
reckoned in dollars and cents. As an instance of what
these plants are and do:—trains approaching Montreal
from all over the continent, with a few exceptions,
converse at Montreal West, and run over the same tracks
from there to Windsor Street Station, a distance of 4.6
miles. Taking into consideration the empty ones and
those given over to freight, it is obvious that hundreds
of trains use these tracks daily, and it is to safely govern
these trains that thren electrical interlocking plants have
been installed, at Montreal West, Westmount, and the
entrance to Windsor Station.
The one at Westmount was last installed, replacing
the hand lever Bystem which controlled trains entering
or leaving the Glen Yards and using the main lines. The
signal tower, which houses most expensive apparatus, Ii
entirely fire proof, and has two stories and a basement.
The top floor contains the interlocking machine or levers
by which the signals and switches are controlled, an
illuminated plan of the tracks under control and telephones giving direct communication with the towers at
Montreal West and Windsor Station and the train des-
patcher and yardmaster at the Glen Yard.
On the ground floor is the power apparatus, the switch
boards, relays and other necessary apparatus, and the
basement, specially ventilated, contains 56 cells of storage
battery with a capacity of 160 ampere hours, or sufficient
to operate the plant for one week without recharging.
The track plan, directly over the levers, is electrically
lighted, and by watching small light bulbs, the operator
is able to mark the approach and progress of all trains.
A bell rings when an approaching train is within one mile
of the plant, and continues to ring until the signal-man
clears the signalB and sets the switches over the route.
The levers operating the switches and signals are so
interlocked that a signal cannot be given for a train to
pass through the plant until a route for It has been set
up, and it is impossible tor a conflicting move to be made
which would endanger it or any other train. When the
operator has cleared a signal the switches are so locked
that they cannot be changed until the train has passed
over them. Should a train be required to travel over a
route other than the one originally set up for it, the signal
man cannot make the change without operating what is
known as the "Time Release", a clockwork mechanism
which opens and closes electric circuits, unlocking the
levers after a time limit of from one to three minutes.
The speed with which trains may travel over some
routes is limited, and the object of the time release is to
prevent the operator from changing the route so that a
fast train would proceed over a slow track.
This safety apparatus, unheeded by the travelling
public generally, cost a great deal to instal, and the
Canadian Pacific receives no return for this except that
which accrues through the additional safety and dee-
patch of its trains.
Thero was keen rivalry among the
boys who attend Manual Training
during tho past week for theTheory
Test. It Is something new for. them
In this Municipality. It embraces
knowledge of tools and their uses :
treeology and Igeneral information.
Hoys from all tlie Public Schools in
tho Municipality (with the exception
of Whonnock and Webster's Corner I
Pupls from these schools being unable to take the" test because of sickness) taking .the test. The results
wojft .gratifying; to the Manual Instructor, Mr. G. Fred 'Turner. Some
of  the   results  aro  published  below :
Those obtaining the highest marks
for All Grades: 1 Rolley Ferguson,
Haney. 31. 2 Fred Macey, Mapl0 rtldge
30. 3 Yoshiira Hldaka, Alox. Robinson,  29,
Position   iiy   Grades :
Grades 4 and ii. 1 i Russell Robinson mill. Mei'^ii Hampton., both, of
Haney. tied with 21 marks. 2 Paul
Klnmlitj Albion1, IS. S Suteo Shlno-
liara,  Hanoy.   18.
tirade 6. 1 ltolley Ferguson, Haney, ,' 30,     2    Victor   Anderson,   Haney.
27.     3   Herbert  Stoney.   Hammond,   25.
Grade 7. 1 Fred Macey, Maple
Ridge, 30. 2 Yoshira Hidalta. Alex.
Robinson, ,29. 3 Kenneth Brock, Maple Ridgei and, I Percy McPherson,
Yonnodon,  tied with 25.
Grade ,8, 1 Geo. Fairweather, Maple
llldgo, 28. 2 Sidney Blow, Haney, 25.
3, tho foWowing tied with 24 marks
each,: Lawrence Morrison, Hammond;
Walter Hastings, Maple Ridge l William Harris, Haney, Jumos Clark,
It should be mentioned that Roy
(McDonald, a first year high school
student at Ruskln school, also took
tho test and: imade 29 marks, which
equals   the   boy   ranking   third.
(Courtesy of G. Fred Turner, Man-
uu.1  Instructor,  Mapio Ridge.)
Reading Notice* for Entertainments
etc, whan an .admission charge Is
made or collection taken, are classed
an advertisements and charged 10c.
per line.
A successful concert was hold in
the Yennadon Church on Thursday
evening. Dec. 131h, iin aid of the Mission Band and Sunday School. The
Rev. C. K. Daly occupied the chair.
The Church was filled to Its utmost
capacity. Choruses were sung by the
cliililron of tho Mission Band. Several of tlie Band also rendering solos.
Tho singing of Miss Edith Prlnj,
Master Hctbcrt Pring and Master
Percy!- McPAierson. being greatly appreciated. Solos were rendered by
Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. O. Morse, D.
Matheson and J. Rogeis. Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. Matheson also singing two duetts. Hal Menzles again
demonstrated his ability as an elocutionist, in fact the whole of tho
artists were In splendid form. Mr.
IMall, of Hammond presided at the
organ and contributed greatly to the
success of  the  concert.
M. R. Blake moved a vote of thanks
to all those who had taken part In
the concert, which was heartily responded to. The singing of "God save
the King' brought a pleasant evening
to   a  close.
Blue Funnel Motor Line Ltd
R. H. STEPHENS, Manager.
Leave Webster's Corners 7.50 a.m. Leave Ydanadon 8.10 a.m
Leave Haney Daily 8.30 a.m, 1.00 p.m., and 4.00 p.m.
Leaves Haney Saturday and Sunday 8.30 a.m.,  2.00p.m„ 6.30 p.m.
Leave Westminster Daily 10.30 am., 2.00 p.m., and 5.30 p.m.
Leaves Westminster Saturday and Sunday 10.30 a.m., 2.00 p.m., 4.30 p.m., and 9.001p.m.
Passing   Through  Hammond and Pitt Meadows.
Those wishing to be called for who are on the HAMMOND PHONE are requested to rine ud
Phone 15
Westminster 601 Agassiz Record
Printed by The Valley Publishing Co..
Hammond, B. C.
SubaortpUon! fl.60 per annum
We are al si al  n Ions for lanau*
mi losorlho the Christmas display
in the Agassis stooos UiIh year, We
must say Hint they are tho mosi :■..••
ttstlo and husliiofltHIko wo have had
the ploasuro of Boeing In Agassis.
i,n our last Issue ivo made mention
of Mr. Nlohol'a hardware store, but
when wo gase upon nil the others we
fool '"ta the Judge at the doff show,
who, coining iktohk sonic very fine
spoolmena nnd oehijr lost In nipt "re.
exctlalmod "How happy could t he
with either wore tother dear charmer
To (bo Ratepayers of tho Kent School
Ladles and gentlemen : I herewith
subamlt! for your consideration, the accounts of your Hoard for tlie year
1023. H la a little) early, and I have
had to estimate for the December accounts, but 1 do not think it1 will
bo very far estray, ■unless something
unforeseen happens, i do not know
exactly when, '.tlhd jaudltoji*, may cal
for those books. You will see that
tho cost per pupil at Central School
Ia 155.56, while) at the Hnrrlson Mills
ungraded it runs much higher, $69.41.
notwithstanding tho busses, and tho
assistance grivon to Mr. Chaplin and
Mr. Saunders. If we deducted tlie
amount allowed by, the Government
towards these busses and Chaplin, we
would have tho cost cut down to
•547,14 ouch. High School runs high.
However, with the sums at the credit
of the School Board for 1924, the rate
for school purposes should be reduced
by nearly one half next year.
Yours  faithfully,
Wm. Green, Sec.  to Board.
High  School,   2   divisions.
Teachers'   Salaries    2980 00
School supplies and other services        510 23
3490 23
Public  School,  4  divisions
Teachers'   salaries    ... 4118 00
Bush  Drivers  to  Dec.   31   .... 2071 50
Conveying   S.   p.   Chaplin   to
Dec.   3rd        122 10
Janitor,  T.   Singleton       6G0 oo
School supplies and other services to Nov.   30 i  121C 70
Estimated   Dec.   Accounts       .     25 00
8210 SO
School supplies and other sciv
vices charged to High
School         510 23
School supplies1, etc., 1922,
and paid out of 1028 revenue 476 95
Leaving  a  balance  chargeable
Central   PubHc   School     7223 12
Harrison   Mills   School.
Teachers'  salary  to Dec.  31..   980 00
Janitor           so 00
School  supplies,   stove  and fen
der,   insurance,   flagpole, etc   141 49
1181 49
Est I mates   of   School   Board
^r   1923 , 10428 00
By Government aid to sal
arle»         4060 00
By tuition fees and rentB   ..       40 00
Aid  by   Government   towards
cost   of   Buss  Drivers   ....    1035 76
Aid by Government towards
cost of conveying Mr.
Chaplin'H children to Cen-
,rjll    ! |       61 0B
Harrison Lodge
Will bo under the management that Maple Lodge was
this season. Visit us in our new home. We assure
100 per cent service.   Launches and Row Boats for hire
A. W. Wooton,
Harrison Hot Springs
By  Mrs.  Chas.  Lovell.
Christmas Day ! the season of gladness and good wishes, will soon he
with us again. Hero's health to you
and yours. May Joy and love reign
In your homos, and may each of US
growy more in love for our fellowman
and ajl, truly, have the Christ mas
spirit on Dec. 25th and also on 385
days   of   tho   yoar   1924.
Christmas stands for goodwill, nnd
It opens up our nature to the sunshine and makes life worth living.
Christmas nlso stands for giving part
of beauty and sacredness of the day
—and tho chief fact Is that It 1«
common to everyone, from the humblest to the highest-born.
It is not the most costly gift that
brings the most Pleasure, but the remembrance. Even a small Christmas
card or a note of greeting often
brings  untold  Pleasure.
Giving is u privilege, and let us remember too, that to whomever the
gift is made, its sweetness depends
on tho spirit that prompted It, and
that small things may be dono as
graciously as big things, for ilove is
what makes the giving of any value
at all. It lights up the lives of others and brings thoughts if Joy and
ft Icndshlp   and   generous   gladness.
I  wish you joy this Christmas ;
I wish you this and  more;
I wish you  peace nd happiness,
And gifts a wonderous store.
I   wish  you many happy days
Without a cloud  o  tears,
And golden gleams and sunny days
That last from year to year.
Mrs.  Chas.   Lovell,
Educational   Secretary   I.O.D.E.
The annual Christmas Tree and
Concert of the Methodist Sunday
School will be held on Monday, Dec.
24th, at 8 p.m. All are Invited Co
Mrs. Frank Swontnian ro turned
Thursday evening1 from a vlsli to her
slflW Mrs. Chariot, J. LoaVon. or
Vancouver. She) was accompanied by
hoy  brother.   Mr   w.   a.  Warron,   or
Falkland.   B.CJ,
The Rev, J. s. Turklngton and wlfo
motored honm fnotn Vancouver Wednesday, where they have been visiting     her     mother,     Mrs.     Charles   J.
Friends of Mrs. J, App0| will be
sorry to learn that she had boon con-
fined to liar bwl for ton days, Tho
Doctor sayM 'she needs a complete
A very fins barn is near completion
at the B.C. Hop Co. Yard to replace
tho one which was destroyed by firo
soma time ago. It measures 40 by
100 feet. Mr. Albert Greyell, the
manager, has just purchased some
very fine horses to take the! place of
those which were destroyed by t ho
late fire. The stock has now reached
twenty head, but they usually carry
twenty-six head.
IM IS. a, Bruce returned on Tuesday from a successful professional
trip to Victoria.
The Editor and Staff of the Agassiz Record wish to every Patron tho
Heartiest   Season's   Greeting.
Owing to late arrival several articles for this issue were forced
Guests registered at this hotel the
past week :
C. Engaloy, Bevelstoke ; D. Melhon,
Vancouver ; Harry Sewell, Hope ; B
Be)l, Vancouver ; Geo. Rendall. J. W,
Earn ley, Harrison Hot Springs; L.
Kidson, J. Harper, D. Camtron, Harry
Day, Vancouver ; J. Dav d on, Harr -
son Hot Spr ngs ;A. Dunn, Pentlcton ;
C, B. Cookson. W. Higglns, Vancouver ; Alvln Webb, Bassano, Alta. ; C.
Mack.   Pemberton.
I Agassiz - Meat - Market ;|
♦>     P. O. Box 147
Total   revenue
 15621 80
Leaving a balance  to  credit
<"'   Board        3726 06
Cost  per pupil  In  the  'llfforent school*.
High   School,   each     120 36
Agassi?. Central Public School
•I   divisions,   each        55 f,9
HanjHon      Mills     Ungraded
School,   each         ,!>.<«
Just Arrived
Phone 19
Local Geese V
(Select f
Oysters) V
Local *f
Chickens V
\ Shamrock    ♦
Sausage *;*
(lib. Cartons)   *;*
Prime Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton, Pork Spare-Ribs,
Cooked Tripe, Chopped Suet, Mincemeat,
Smoked and Fresh Fish.
Poultry Cleaned and Trussed while you wait.
Wishing our friends and patrons
the Compliments of the Season.
General Hardware
Phone 16!
At your service for Shopping, Weddings and
Ou t-of-Town Trips
We m?et all tra'ns for Passengers, Baggage
Express and Transfer
Watch This
begs to annoi nee that he will open regular
dental practice in Agassiz on Thursday and Friday of each week, beginning Dec. 20th. and 21st.
Latest methods in dentistry,
Make appointments with Mrs. Gillis, the
Agassiz Hotel.
(Prom our own correspondent)
Messrs. Ernest and Fred Thompson
have returned from the prairie to
their home herel The former has
been absent several years and the latter a few months.
Mr. J. H. Macken went to Vancouver on Thursday, having accepted a
position on the office staff of the
Rainbow Shingle Co. with mill at Coquitlam,
Mr. and JUTs, k, A. Bessette have
retu:med to Popkum from SardJs. Mr.
Bessette has accepted a position with
Messrs. McNaln & Graham in their
logging operations at  Popkum   Lake.
Tho Schoo 1 Concert and Sunday
School Tree are scheduled for tho
evening  of   Doc.   20th
General Carpentry in all its
Sash and Doors.
All Front and Back Doors
Phone 44R P. O. Box 131
Addressing a recent meeting of
the Vancouver Board of Trade,
President E. W. Beatty, of the Canadian Pacific Railway, announced
that the company proposed immediately to add two large modern
steamers to its coast ficot in order
to take care of increasing tourist
traffic over the company's coastal
lines. He also announced the early
completion of a new pier at this
harbor at a cost of several millions,
which has been made necessary by
the steady development of Canada s
trans-Pacific trade.
If it is an XMAS GIFT you are looking for see our stock of Community Plate and Rogers 1847
Silverware.   Also beautiful gifts in Aluminum and Brassware
We have not forgotten the courtesies and favors you have shown us in the past, and we hone that
we may serve you in a way that may warrant us in hoping that such courtesies may continue.
10 a.m.,  Sunday  School,
11 a.m.,   Matins.
7:30   p.m.   Evensong.
J. S. Turklngton, Vicar
Methodist  Church.
Morning Service at  1° a.m.
Sunday School ae 11 a.m.
Rev.  Geo.   Turpin,   Pastor.
Proshyteulan  Church.
Sunday  School  at  10  a.m>
Morning Service at  11  a.m.
Rev.  J.  Dewar,  Pastor,
Catholic  Onnron
10:30 a. m., Mass every 4th Sunday
8:30   a,m.,   Low  Mass  overy  Fourth
Rev. Father A. Miohels,
O.M.I.,   Pastor,
of Month.
Water Colour Paintings
For Xmas Cifts, Home Decoration, Ideal Wedding Gifts. Any
subject.   Animals a specialty.
Box 172, Agassiz.      Phone 37X
The Agassiz Pioneer Office
Seventy acres of good bottom
land, 15 acres cleared and balance
light brush. $45 per acre. Terms
on application.
Fire Insurance Special
N. T. Baker
Manager Agent,
Agassiz, B.C,
Music—3 Piece Orchestra
Piano, Saxaphone and Traps, for
Christmas and New Years'
Festivities. Apply to
Mrs. L. HENSHAW,       Agassiz
Phone SOL P.O. Box M
(Magdeburg Conservatory)
Teacher of Pianoforte
Agassiz, B.C. Phone 18-R


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