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 <*.*;���������"* T���������yr**  {,,  s.tir.zcss'ypsiSi-ir  /^*5?i*irf '������������������*���������-���������������*-������;p^iM^-fe������^->-W-,������;.-WtfaiW*Wiiay^^W^JtVjlL\7ii%^^H^^wwTl??  i'oviucial Library  ' JTotol  -2f  -,* ** ^  iT/&  is incorporated "The-Huntingdon Star"  ^4fi&*            Vol. XIX., No, 20  ABBOTSFORD, B, C.  FIUDAY, APRIL 9. 1920  'Ja^fg&lli. S  $1.00 per Year  HOWSHK'S Sl'MtiCH  Victoria, April I).-���������The outstanding feature of the week's proceedings  in the legislature was undoubtediy  tlie speech of Mr. W. .). Howsor, K.C.  Conservative, leader, in the budget  debate, one which made a deep impression-upon tho Mouse.as was evidenced in the subsequent out-spolton  criticisms by Liberal members con-  corning the carnival of expenditures  proposed by the Liberals for the coming year, criticisms which made it  , clear that, as George Uell, Liberal  member for .Victoria, declared, the  government in its demands upon the  people of the province for more and  still nior.o taxation is reaching the  point.' where further imposts cannot  be borne. "The people of this province are despairing of o ven seeing  an end to this continued and increasing taxation," declared the Victoria  member who urged the government  ' to wipe out non-essentials and by  ecnoniy and thrift, virtues always being preached by the Premier to ease  the burden upon the t axpayor.  Mr. Bowser's effort was one of the  best he has ever made in the House.  It was temperate in tone and unmarked by anything in tho nature of political rancour, the while he clearly cm-  .  phasi/.cd the    opposition    viewpoint  that the-present increasing over-head  costv of   administration   must   be   reduced,"-.that increases  in  a  staff  already    greatly    over-manned    must  . cease, and the while adequate provision  be  made of essentials,  that the  frills must be eliminated. The present   civil   service   staff,   he   claimed,  could be reduced by twenty-five with  out any loss in efficiency and to the  great  benefit of  the people  who, in  the   face  of  the   increasing  cost   of  living, should not be regarded as a  perennial  source  of  money   without  stint or limit.     It* was-all very well  for the Minister of Finance to bring  down what he (Mr. Bowser) declared  to   be     "camouflage   surpluses"     to  see k to prove that the government is  living  within  current  revenues,  but  the  fact  was the  net  result of the  financial operations of    the    government was an annual deficit increasing in amount as the years went by.  The bokkeeping expedient of charg-  ��������� ing to capital account    large    sums  in an effort to show that current out,  lays were hoing kept within current  revenues  was no  relief to the overburdened  taxpayer who  footed     the  bill in any event.    As a piece of financial   legcrmain,  it,  might serve  to  district  the  attention   of  the  public  for the time being but the final outcome was always the same--the people paid.  "We don't know where we ar.e going, but we're on the way," appeared  to the opposition leader to aptly sum  up the government's financial policy.  He said that had the late government  seen lit to charge up annually w-  erul million to capital account it, .00  could hav< mown paper surpluses  but Iiu/iiad, had preferred to invest  its revenue in. permanent public  works to the advantage of the people  v.ho were rutting up the money. The  result had been that when the present government took office there were  capital assets over capital liabilities  of over $16,000,000. Me criticised  the administration of the Department  of Public Works pointing out that  the present bad conditions of the  roads of the province and asserting  that''an asset, left by the former  government had been allowed to deteriorate to the point where it will  require millions to restore. He regarded the announcement by the  Minister of Public Works that $5,-  000,000 to.be advanced by the Dominion for public works and the 0-  qual amount it is expected the municipalities will contribute under the  new Highways Bill, would be spent  on road work as a mere sop to the  (electors ons the eve of an election.  The Minister, Mr. Bowser opined,  had painted a glowing picture of  road construction but he was content  to let the public judge, in tlie' light  of past experience of the present government's road policies, just how  much of that promised programme  they might properly expect to see inaugurated and completed.  Mr. Bowser twitted tltc Minister or  Fina nee upon tlie hitter's propensity for political post-mortem?*,asserting that what the people today demanded was attention to their pr-cs-  OLK VICTORIA LKTTtiK  Victoria,  April  II.���������With  the government's   linaneiiil   budget   for   the  1 fiscal year ended March 3't, 1921, be-  | fore  the  House sutliciently  long en-  ' ough   to  permit  of members  delving  into the details thereof, tho real significance of the proposals arc beginning t 0 dawn upon the House.    To  say   that   they   have  created   misgivings  in the minds of .members, government and opposition (-alike, is putting   it  mildly.     However  optimistic  Hon. John Hart, Minister of Finance  may  have appeared in    his , budget j Mayor Gale  'PIIK T.  U. COMMISSION*KK  iNHARLV  OlVT Ol-1 A  JOB  -    w-2Ss   NCW  April ', 3.-���������The    .Public  that'' unneccs-  spoech, a clever effort' to make it ap  pear tat everything is lovely and the  goose hangs high, the fact is his  studied speecli did not bear out the  conclusions members were forced to  reach when they had full opportunity to go into the figures and study  the past record of the present Liberal admlnstration, a record marked by  a lavish and extravagant dissipation  of public moneys, annually increasing  despite the growing burden of taxation cast, upon the people. The outstanding features which confronted  the members may be summarized as  follows: Liberal expenditures in the  first four years in office, $54,450,000;  borrowings up to. March 31, 1919,  $13,777,000, borrowings provided  for this year $22,400,000, an aggro-  gate of $'36,170,000; a doubling of  the salary list to $3,212,482 compared with $1,664,000 in 1916; a great  increase in the number of departments with substantial salaries to'the  heads thereof, all new men and party  favorites whoh ave been given preference over old-time and tried civil  servants.  The expenditures proposed for the  coming ' fiscal year, $17,410,000 is j  the largest in the history of the Pro-  vi'ic;1, being over two millions in excess of that of the la rgest previous  annual total, that of 1913-14, the  l-am.er year under the former Conservative regime; the receipts of  $13,978,245 are also a record and  are the result of the tremendous increase in taxation which has-reached  the point where the Minister of Finance finds it almost impossible tc  place fresh imposts upon the people  fnr practically every source whence  more dollars can be gouged from out  of the pockets of the reluctant taxpayers has already been tapped to the  (Straining point. The expenditures  of the present administration, like  the proverbial snow-ball,'gather bulk has brought  as they progress. True, the Premier  is ever ready to tell those who ap:  peal to the government for financial  assitsance that the time has come to  doff the broad-cloth and don the  overalls; he is never weary of preaching the virtues of thrift and economy  Victoria,  Utilities Com minion  snry bit of machinery-which the prss-  0 nt government insisted upon creating last year for the avowed purpose  of providing for,tho propor. supervision of the B. C./Eeleetric and B. G.  Telephone companies and, opposition  critics were then  unkind' enough  to  suggest, to provide a nice fat job -for  of Vancouver, a strong  ���������JPEK  o> vj- i -i -:  party friend of the Attorney-General  will, in all likelihood, bo scrapped.  This economy would undoubtedly not  j be considered by the government  j were it not for the strong protest  from- opposition and government  members at the action of tho government in making provision in the'  budget for the coming year for continuing the Commission. Since the  two above companies have withdrawn  themselves from the jurisdiction of  the Commission and come under that  of the Railway Commission of Canada the provincial body finds itself  so to speak, all dressed up and ho  where to go. Major Retallick, Commissioner, is .enjoying-'a salary equal  to that paid to''the. Premier of the  Province and it is proposed to increase the salaries.of the'secretary  and chief clerk of .the Commission,  both  party stalwarts.  When the Commission was appointed last year members of the  House  could see little advantage in it. The  opposition objected strongly to it in  vl3w of the ,.necessary ,financial, outlays which had'-'to be met Tor ���������other-  I and  infinitely 1110^ important     purposes.    But a Public  Utilities Commission was one    of    the    Attorney-  General's bailies and he insisted  upon its creation.     Mayor Gale got the  appointment, as was arranged, but no  sooner was that appointment an noun- ;  ced   than   the   returned   soldiers   em- ;  phatically  voiced' their    protest     a-  gainst anyone other than  a  veteran '  securing  the--job.      The     Attorney- j  General bowed before the storm, the '  Gale appointment was cancelled, and j  Major Retallick, also a. strong Liberal i  supporter, got the job, one which has '  proved   to   date  to   be  tlie   one   host  sinecure in the government sorvics.    j  The proposal of the government to j  vote $25,000 this year to carry on an !  institution without power or    duties \  orth   protests   from  its .  own supporters, many of whom have \  also demanded the elimination of 13.  (J. House in  Loudon, tlie quarters of  t. he Agent-General, Mr. F. C. Wade.  Mr. Wade, it will be remembered, did  yeoman service for the prenent  Liberal administration in 19 16, when, v-s  Mr. ami Tars. Kcdl-j and family,- of  Vancouver spout'th^ii' Easter Holidays witn Iwr. and Lirs., Coutes.  Mrs. Shortreed cntjuahiid tlrj ladies 01 liie Embroidery Club at her  noi.ie en Tuesday attdrnoo.i.  'tne W. C.' 'i.'U. held their monthly  meeting at the heme of Mrs. Angua  Mcinu.es on Tuesday  afternoon  with  .a good attendance. .'  ivi-vscs Anna, listen and Muriel Mc-  Oalmm spent the holidays in Vancouver.  Miss Hanam vis'tcd- the Misses  .attetic lor severai days.  JVhss Violet McGuirc and Miss Vera  -ii:!:i arc home for the. holidays.  Cyril Clark, Vancouver, is spend-  .ng ins vacation'with Harold McMenemy.  'the Ladies Aid of the Huntingdon  Presbyterian  cliureh   gave  a   concert  on   Wednesday evening.    Several al-  . t-iiuied   from  Abbotsford and  report  i a very enjoyable evening.  J      Mrs.   Prank.   Wodler,   Mrs.   .Elmer  I Campbell   and   children   visited   Mrs.  '.Campbell's sisters.  Mis. Codgan  and  Roberts this week.  The W. A. of tlie G. W. V. A. will  hold their regular monthly me eting  in the club rooms Monday afternoon  Mrs. CHI Ion has returned from Vancouver and Marga rot is spending her  ISasior holidays here now.  Mr. 15. Trothew-ey arrived here on  Monday from Edmonton and with his  wife and  family  will  soon return.  Mrs. Nixon and Miss Anna Nelson  of Vancouve ��������� ana Miss Selina Nelson  of Merritt, are. spending the .Easter  .holidays with their mother, Mrs.- ' JJ.  Nelson.  It has been decided to build U12  condensing plant between the DoLair  station and DeLair's. The Company  has also purchased sixteen acres of  land from Mr. F. McCrimnion. Work  on the building, which is to cost  some $-~>0,000 ' will soon be started;  tlie machinery is now reported to be  on the way west. ���������  Mrs.   Paul     Howard     and     little  daughter, of Huntingdon, have gone  Ion an extended visit to tlie old  j country. ��������� Mr. Howar.d accompanied  jtheni as far as Vancouver. "���������-,._���������-,  j     Mr. and Mrs. B. B. ������uiith of.;.yan-'  couver, were here last week..'-1'''''  I     Frank Buker was home from Vancouver,  Wash., on a, visit.  j     Dr.  Swift and- family .spent their  ; Easter, holidays  in- Vancouver.    Dr.  Rogers of Vancouver took Dr. Swiff 3  : place here:  I Mr. Dan and Jim Emery, of Vancouver, were in Abbotsford on Saiur-  : day, having come up with the house-  j-hold effects of J. Reeves, who is moving unto his ranch here. . -  i Miss Colson, Vancouver, is visiting  i with'Mrs. Fraser.  1  l  ���������������������������������?<&  FUNERAL OF LATE MRS.  DeLAIIl  The funeral of the late Mrs. T. De-  Lair lock place from the family residence Sunday afternoon at one o'clock to the Musselwhite cemetery.  A large number of people took U12  opportunity of paying (heir last respects to one who had made herself  so much endeared to all, and also to-  show their sympathy to the bereaved  husband and family. Tho. Row W.  Robertson  of  Abbotsford   officiated.  The floral tributes were most beautiful..  Mrs. DoLair was the daughter of  Mr. Sam Campbell, the customs oflii-  cor in charge at Aldcrgrove and  leaves a husband, and two small children to mourn her sudden demise.  As a mark of. respect to l.h/i -deceased lady the Sumas council' nesting was postponed until next,Saturday.  ���������RECEIVES  A  MILITARY"  CUOSS  Abbotsford has received another  war decoration, Mr. DesMazes having  been informed that his. name is included in the honor list of August  19 19 for the Military Cross. Mr. Des-  Mazcs, M. C, .served in France from  Sept 14 to November 1.919, and saw  most of the heavy lighting, chiefly  during the German offensive of May  191.S. Mr. DcsMazes is justly proud  of the honor conferred upon him.  More than once he has labored upon  the necessity of tho people getting  down to hard work, to the essentials  and abandon the butter-fly existence  One has but to see what the people  of the Province have already produced in the way of funds for the  present administration to carry on a  top-heavy    service    manned    by    an  (Continued on Page Four)  editor   of   the   Vancouver   Hfun,  conducted a campaign    against  late government which for virilism d personal animosity, was wit;  no  the  ���������1 rival in the political hisfor;  Dominion,     lint,   he ���������'got   his  o-H  of the  reward  KEEP  YOUR   EVE  ON  OCT.  r������th  The date for the Abbotsford-Sumas  Fall Fair has been placed at Tuesday  October 5th. Now that the date has  been set and announced it is.-hoped  that intending exhibitors will see  that the Fall Fair is kept in mind  during seed time.  CARD OF THANKS  We'wish'to thank the members of  the L. O. L. and tlie True Blue, 244,  and also th" friends who extended  the many kindnesses and contributed  flowers, during our recent bereavement in the death of wife and mother  T. DeLAlR and Family.  Mr.   F.   J.  R.  Whitchelo  today frcm the coast.  returned  cut and future needs. The government could not excuse its lack of  administrative efficiency by continually damning the late government  or criticising the present day opposition because it was not continually  aiding the government by constructive criticism and suggestions. The  opposition, he said, would    ever    be  (Continued on Page Three)  and when the late Agent-General, -i;r  Richard McBride died, was gh'on tlie  office and is now  enjoying  a  salary  of $8,000.     lie was recently  I a'-k ;n  j JJ. C. on sick liave though  his crst-  ! while friends declare th_y never saw  liim loking in belter health.     Tin; opposition members took-    comj-derai'lo  interest in Mr.   Wade's  mo\ enient ;���������:.  To  the  question  whether   Mr.  Wa-io  was in  the province the  Promi':r replied he did not know vvhere lie was,'  though   at that time Air.   Wade   was  j holding daily a sort of lovee.in  tlie  I corridor of the Legislative Cham her.  I Asked if Mr.   Wade, while here,'.was  'on   full   salary   the   Premier   replied.  ; "presumably so," and asked wh th :r  Wade,'while back here, was privately  negotiating   in   connection   with   <'er-  tain   private   ventures,   the   l.'uoini?!'  Igave the reply "no  information"  in  j fact    there    appeared    considerable  ,mystery in connection with the.Agent  General's visit but, judging from the  utitude  taken   by   some  of  lite   government's supporters anent the Lon-  jdon agency, it would appear there io  a growing belief that    Mr.   'Wade's  work in  the  Empire's 'metropolis.������������������ is  not worth  the money    being,   .spent  thereon.    Mr. Wade has developed a  business  system   paparently,  but    if  turns out that in .order  to  beat  the  adverse rale of exchange he has secured advances on account    of    his  salary to meet, pe rsonal liabilities on  this side, one such advance amounting to some. $800 odd.  W  6  chilar  have Just added to  our line of  hoes the well known Kor  vou  want wear  1.  n?s  s^  a  &e sure and see icm  ill"  e  Our  O  S  repmre&nie  and-children-i  or men,  am  summer  }oy5? women  now  conir.i2t<  We are too busy to write  ertisenient. but we  :tion of the best  cc  ?v'  Jets  ailed  7!  9j  ITiSTJ^-^  ���������'kit yc\ r  -,ieie and  CC*-'  ?sor*:e5  chandise.  ciinrlr  of   KD-ic-daie met  stock o  XL  *2  J)j'e>:smaking,   fine   anil   p.  dressmaker.���������Inquire   at  D.   C.   Phone,   i  Tttzxvrjjz&psz*  ������.^L  ���������.���������%3UKWT2VJMI  I  ^  ain  scwina;  by  a  capable  and   i;tia::fied  <.'oorfs Derwtir.ent.  '.   Farmers'  Phone   lfi()7  .jjy^^friT^T^^W^ffl^TOyj^^ W I'JVffl PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  W:  ...THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  ������fl. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  Fill DAY, APRIL 9, 1.1)19.  Ol'lt  VK'TOSM.I   LiOTTK'it  (.ConliniiLil from  l'!i;,'u Olio)  army of parly followers'all drawing  e.\co|)l,ionally high salaries, and annually increasing its overhead outlays, lo rcali/.e that the people have  ('u,������, - down into their pockets under'  the spur of the government tax-collector, in a manner never before  equalled. And there is,-apparently  no relief in sight, no sign that the  Kovernmoiit has reached the "peak"  in its demands upon tlie public. Four  years of Liberal expenditures are set.  forth sutliciently in the following ag-  urc!i showing annual ' expenditures  and annual deficits, eloquent ��������� testimony to the carnival of spending  that yearly is assuming larger proportions:  Expenditures  $10,800,80-1  I 2..10 1.H33  ���������  14.137,48;")  17,4 10,07a  Year  1!) 17-1 8  1918-10  1919-29  1920-21  Deficits  $    932,479  2,201,878  3,927,525  3,432,428  Total, 4 yrs, $54,450,S95 * 10,494,310  13ut it is in the matter of borrowings that the present Liberal administration has shown a complete reversal in form. -When in opposition  the Liberal critics of the then administration were wont to rail loudiv a-  gainst the expenditures of the Con-  servativef:. Yet on the showing of  ihe Price-Waterhouse audit, made b*  the present government on taking office, ihe total gross debt as of March  31, 1917, was $23,153,000. The  present government, a.s stated by the  ' Minis'tor of. Finance, lias already bor-  $30,923,145. Deducting sinking fund  of $0,293,305, the net debt was $30,-  G24,S20, an  increase  in net ,debt in  three and one-half years of $10,900,-  '81 I, a per capita rate of $7(5.55 compared with, $-19.3 1 on March 31, 1.9 L7  But with,.,the progress'of the years  the present government is stepping  out. Opposition critics during the1  the course of the budget debate this  week'have shown that when it conies  to borrowing the late administrati'in  was an aggregation of pikers. On the  government's own showing it. is pro-  poHod within the next year to,go further into debt to tho tune of no less  than $22,4 00,000. The P. G. E. will  take $S,SOO,000 composed of $4,000-  ��������� 000 for construction purposes,to car-  j ry the line tci Prince George this year  and for needed equipment, and $4,-  800,000 to take up a bank' liability  occasioned by the former P. G. E.  j interests hypothecating stock for a  I loan. True,,the government will get  | this stock but as the road is now a  government owned enterprise "the  stock as, an asset is not anything iii  the shape of additional security. Then  according to the announcement by  Hon. .1. If. King, Minister of Public  Works, it is proposed to float a loan  for $5,000,000 for main'trunk road  purposes to cover which the expected increase of $4 00,000 in motor license: fees will be devoted. Another  million will be provided for the .Department of Industries, sthe department which tlie soldiers' committee  at last year's session literally forced  the Premier to establish. This will  bring- the total for that Department  to $3,000,000.' Under the Soldiers'  Land Act a further $500,000 will be  borrowed; there is an overdraft at  thebank of $1,650,000 to be met and  a loan of $200,000 made from the  funds of the Workmen's Compensation Board,  one not .so  far reported  Dr.G.A;Pbllarcl  Dentist  ���������t'M HASTINGS Street, \V.  (Over  C.l'.R. Tick,  &  Tel.  Olllcub)  VANCOUVER - IU'.  It is iihv.-ii'H well'to,wnto or phonu  lot-  (ippoii'iiuiciiLB  by the Minister of Finance-, must be  repaid. The  Sumas     reclamation  scheme, before it is completed, will  undobutedly call for #2.000,000 and  the year's deficit of $"3,432,000 will  have to be covered by borrowings. It  can be seen, from the foregoing that  the government's aggregate ' borrowings since it- t ook office will-total by  the end of the fiscal year,- March 3.1,  .1921, no less than $30,300,000 which  aded to the debt .loft by the late government' will' make ' the aggregate  debt of the Province next over $5 0,-  000.000"." ���������'   . ".   ".'  The tremendous increase in overhead outlays is reflected in the present civil service-salary list;' of, $3,-'  2 12,482 compared with $1,004,000 in  1910. Then the late government, had.  commenced, to curtail its outlays  though in view of the large increase  in staff during the boom years when  every department was bringing large  revenues, the reduction, as. Mr. Bowser pointed-out, might not have-bee:,  as great as should have been the case  But the fact.was this overhead charge  had been- reduced and' was getting  still lower. With the advent of, tht  present government to power the in-  Do not foniet  to  to file your  kr   rw "4  on or before the 30th of April, 1920.  Dominion of Canada  Department of Finance  A LL   persons  residing  in  Canada,  employed  in Canada,  or carrying on  business in Canada,: are liable to a tax  on income, as follows:���������  1. Every unmarried person, or widow, or  widower, without dependants as defined by the  Act, who during the calendar year 1919 received or  earned $1,000 or more.  . 2. All other individuals who during the  calendar year 1919 received or earned $2,000 or  more.  3. Every corporation and joint stock company  whose profits exceeded $2,000 during the fiscal  year ended in 1919. ".-.' -  Forms t0 be used in filin������  returns on or before  the 30th of April, 1920.  ALL INDIVIDUALS other than  farmers and ranchers must use  Form 7 1.  FARMERS AND RAWCHERS  must use Form T 1A.  CORPORATIONS and joint  stock companies must use Form  T 2.  '  Penalty  Every person required to make a return, who  falls to do so within (he time limit, shall be  Htinject to a penalty of Twenty-live pet centum  ol the amount of the tux payable.  Any person, whether taxable, or otherwise,  who falls to make a return or provide information duly required according to the provision of  the Act, shall be liable on summary conviction  to a penalty of $100 /or each day during  which the default continues. Also any person  making a false statement in any return or in  any Information required by the Minister, shall  be liable, on summary conviction, to a penalty  not exceeding $10,000, or to six months'imprisonment or to both fine and imprisonment.  General Instructions.    |  Obtain Forms from the Inspectors or  Assistant Inspectors of Taxation or from  Postmasters.  Read carefully all instructions on  Form before filling it in.  Prepay postage on letters and documents forwarded by mail to Inspectors of  Taxation.  Make your returns- promptly and avoid  penalties.  Address INSPECTOR  OF TAXATION,  VANCOUVER, B.C.  R. W. BREADNER,  Commissioner of Taxation.  rivvpO'jing yon arc telephoning a store nnd .yon got for tho answer,  "Hello!',' would yon proceed to give your order or would you inquire  "is that So-and-So's?" At the same time you would think how  much, better it would have been had the person replied with the  name of the store. '    .  Had lie done so, you would doubtless have said to yourself, "Now,  that man is cjuite, up to date; he knows how (o answer the telephone  properly."  Yet how many people blurt out "Hollo!" never realising that it  ;Jso inferfe:i''t>s with efficient telephone service.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE Co,  , ^*^w.-r*r*-w������w������^iw>*\.-a-.i.*MU,fcm  Owing .to the 'confusion in mall  orders of this medicine we are advancing the price from $5.20 to $5.50  and paying all charges. 'This will  rive our many customers (|iiici...-  service.  Sole   iW.inul'iiCf urer.s  MHS. GISO. S. ALMAS  Z'2l   <l(h  Avenue,   North,'  Snskatoooi  ..J. H. JONES'"!  Funeral  Director  AGENT   POR   HEADSTO.YJTCS  Phone Connection. Mission City  niaam^iiiiiiriiugMfegnni3iiiininirrgsmii!m[^^  Win. Atkinson  General Auctioneer and   Live  Stock   Specialist  KUhRiAiMVN  'I'.'r \ r.-n-M  illlK.'ll^    I.JlC  SlOC-kllll'l)     of  "tlie I'Yaser Valley. Am familar  with the different, breeds of live  stock and thoir values.  Address   all   communications    to  Box .'M Ohi.lliwack, B. (J1  i  riin<������nnu  For a Good S-nolce Try  B.C. & Old Sport  CIGARS  B.    C.    CIGAR    FACTORY  WILBERG  ft WOLZ.  props  NW  WESTMINSTER. B.C.  CHEVROLET  Standard Equipped $1195.  , Standard Equipped and, spare Tire, Tube  arid Bumper, $1240  We are re-opening* our Shop on Monday  April 12 with a First-Class Mechanic and  can assure Patrons of unexcelled service  and Repairs.  For Demonstration see    our  Salesman,  Mr. J. F. Stuart, or call on  viIL  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  ^ jnwni-ii irftiw mini ������������������ii.ii������������������n^M���������  crease in personnel became pronounced, scores of officials-.were appointed  all staunch Liberals, for new departments and all at initial salaries much  higher than those paid old-time servants. The result is today the salary requirements are double those of  1916 and constitute no less than  twenty-five per cent of the total revenues collected compared with sixteen per cent, in Alberta. A" comparison of the departmental salary requirements in 1916-17 with those in  1920-21 is given below:  Department 1916-17  Premier's   Office   $     6,076  Agriculture      72,109  Attorney-General    511,087  Education      91,144  Finance'   309,669  Fisheries   ...+       7,9 5.9  Industries    .....  Lands Dept. .  Labor Dept. .  Prov. Sec. ...  Public Works  Railways       Med. Inspec.  (Schools)  -246,925  .. 24 7,115  - 109,198  11,277  588,190  60,700  548,938  219,334  18,4,00  10,000  1920-21  $   10,680  131,656  7 60,116  170,672  605,104  9,840  8,640  Totals    '..$1,664,222  $3,212,482  To the abov.e total salaries this  year must be added at least sixty per  cent of tlie "Miscellaneous" vote of  $635,000 for the Lands Department  and also $21,600 for salaries of the  district mining eningeers under the  Mineral Survey Act. including these  items t ogether with $317,695 for  travelling expenses of officials and a  grand total of over-head cost of civil  service of $3,932,000 is reached, or  practically Give-third of the total revenue collected.  t >j  i������^3  SEES  30!  1'" '���������!E-"',".L.-^l-LV,ll',i.(i������,,*,!lfl,-'-Vi'**t4; hlrfaii^fWjH.-t-fw^WA' vB1 VS.- Uy ������y ^i^yewiJ*.*  Ii. ''.hi     i  ft-- 'r'  hi  LTIE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGF; TIlItl'JF'J  n  ii:  at  liOWSKlt'S SI'MKOli  (Continr.ed from Page One)  found re ady to assist'in promuiaal-  ing policies for tlie benefit of the people but the fact was the electors haw  /it to put. the Liberals into power, Io  .entrust theni wiih (he affairs of the  province and it was tho present administration ihoi,- were-Io :>];!���������')������ io  'for results. The present admiui.-'-  tration riin.it account for its work  and upon its record ,alone could  base any claim for continuance  office.,  The opposition ��������� leader wont  Kigih ;i to the claim ol" Mi -. Mii:,^  ter of Finance that the present government's- linanen. 1 operations had  restored the credit of (he province  pointing out the fact that just before  the late administration had left office  it had iloafed loans at, a rate of 0.50  per cent. 'The, first loan by the present, government had cost seven per  cent and only within (he pa's! year  had it been found possible io lion I  on as favorable t'jrius as had been  done in 19 16. The reckless charges  made by. (he Liberals in 191 (! con-  oornTng (be credit of (he province  had been responsible,- Mr. Bowser  held for tlie later difficulties in floating loans, the calamity howling of  the then. Liberal opposition having  naturally brought discredit upon .11,  0. .Instead of talcing credit for re-'  storing (be er.edit of (ho'province,  die Minister should, Mr. Bowser said  admit that, credit would never have  been impaired were it not. for Ihe  Liberals  themselves. He declared  that in the face of the saturnalia, of  expenditures and borrowings indicated by the present budget tho Minister need  not expect that a domestic  loan would be possible and he punctured I he Minister's, claim to having  com rod last year the most favorable  terms for a loan of $2,450,000 by  showing that through the J-fon. L>r.  Hart's inexpe.riencs in finance that  loan would actually cost, not live and  one half per cent,.' as claimed but  nearer nine per cent. That issue, a  live year, five per cent, one with interest and principal payable in New  York would, in,view of the present  adverse rate of exchange, an adverse  .���������ate that'could be expected to continue for Hie next five year's, would  cost, for exchange, on the annual interest payment s alone, $14,700 per  year or an aggregate of $75;000 in  five years. At maturity it'would cost  the province $294,000 to transfer the  principal to New York. In. all there  would have to bo paid $367,000 in  addition .to tho. regular interest charges of $6 12,500, just because the  Minister did not know enough or  j finance Io have made the principal  and interest payable in Canada, or,  have made the loan for twenty years  within which time the adverse exchange rate would have disappeared  lie recalled how the Liberal critics in  1916 wore wont; to score tlie then  administration for having alienated  all the natural resources of the province, the lands, timber, minerals,  etc. Yet the present government  had not been in office six months before if was issuing the most glowing  advertisements telling.of the millions  of acres of land, tho billions of feet  of timber and the scores of millions  of, acres of coal and other minerals  possessed by the people'. At that, he  said perhaps he should not b:>  too hard upon them. They were .after office in 1916 and any means to  an end  seemed  good -to them.    The  i Honorary Colonel Sir John Craig Eaton, KB., whose appointment to  the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's directorate has been just announced is best known to the mass of the American public as president  and .dominant personality of the T. Eaton Co. Ltd. of Toronto and Wmm-  ppir tiie largest departmental institution of the Dominion, for which His  father the late Timothy Eaton, fifty years ago laid the foundation, in  official circles Sir John is even better known as probably the foremost  Canadian in civilian co-operation with the forces of government during the  war period. And in the realm of trade he leads as an exponent ofscienufic  organization, while at the same time recognizing the human equation m the  i aU������Sirl John was born in Toronto April 2S. 1876, receiving his education  in-the public schools of his native city and Upper Canada College. He  began'bis commercial career with his father's growing establishment the  business of which has more than doubled in volume under his administration, his individual foresight leading to the opening of the Western house  at Winnipeg in 1905. and the Moncton. N.B., outpost this past season, in  addition to beiim president of tho T. Eaton Co.. he is director oLthe Dominion Bank, the Canadian National Inhibition Association, and We lesley  Hosp'tol- a member of the Senate of Victoria College. Toronto; .an honorary governor, trustee and member of the Finance Committee of the Toronto  General Hospital; a member of the Toronto Board of Trade and of ihe  Canadian Manufacturers' Association; also one of. Canada's best known  clubmen and sportsmen, with yachting, fishing and motoring as bis favorite  forms of recreation'; Political honors, though preferred like Caesars  ci own, he has time again refused. .  . ���������    ,   ���������,���������,,  Knighted Juno 3. 1915. he was inrdcntally the recipient on Sept.. 19th,  3!) 17 of the special decoration ol the Navy League, this being an except'o-ial  honor conferred on but"twenty-eight persons in all the Empire within the  past twenty years. In partial explanation it. will be remembered that  early in tho war Sir John turned over to  the  Admiialty his fine-priva;e  ���������vacht. the Florence, which served on the Atlantic; Coast .patrol under the  ensign until no longer required, in the late autumn of 1916. During the  war period he also organized, equipped a".d ..scut overseas the. Eaton .Machine gun batteries; while over $1,000,000 of his private fortune was expended in the maintenance of dependents of Eaionians at the front. iue  weekly payroll exceeding $10,000. Two thousand s'.x hundred and uiguiy-  tv/o voluntary recruits went from the T. tialon Co.'s establishments'to she  War���������a man-power little short of three complete batlai'ons---this splendid  body representing 39.25 per cent of the company's male- employees. And  while the men were fighting for flag and freedom. Sir John provided liberally for their families at home, this wage roll of patriotism exceeding.  $2 000,000 in the ultimate total  The inclusion of Sir John Maton on the Canadian Pacific directorate  gives that pioneer national tianscontinental road not only another experienced business general'capable of and accustomed lo thinking and acting in  large proportions. It also gives it a man who perhaps more than a/iy other  in the Dominion believes in the application of the Golden Rule to every-?  day affairs ar.d has proven recognition of the human equation to be sue--,  cessful policy, in the operation of his own large concerns.  the  dee.lara-  Finance  two  'going (o I ho'  minister     ol  P'joplo wore misled'and took I hem at  their word. Now the stern duties of  office faced them and they were expected  lo  make good.  Mr. Howser recalle<  lion by the Minister o  year sago that Irj was  niaf with the federal  Finance to force tho hitter lo leave  this province in1, undisputed control  of (he enforceiii'iut'of an income t'.'.x  lint. Mi". Dowser said, the pr'ivinoUl  minister had never even got his coat  off. ��������� Me proved a most docile warrior  and now be propposcd to hold a con-  forence'with the federal minister. Me  criticised the Minister for proposing  to still "further increase the income  fax burden by restricting the exemption limit for widows, widowers and  unmarried males declaring the only  practical result of such a step might  be, to encourage matrimony thus permitting the Minister lo collect, a. few  more dollars through the issuance of  marriage licences. Ho held the present was not the fiuie to reduce the  exemption hut; rather, in the face oi  the incre asiug cost of living to increase if. '  The opposition leader roundly rapped the government for its failure to  give any adequate, assistance to Mt"  Municipalities declaring the proposa'  to hand* over the unpopular poll tax  and-one half of the aniusem'ent tax  which it was proposed to double so  that the government would still retain its present returns the while the  people of the Municipalities would be  called upon to pay the shot, was a  plain case of the mountain laboring  and bringing forth a mouse. Tt was  a veritable municipal gold-brick, h's  assereted. Truly, he thought, the minister must have broken his heart  must haves trained himself, in mak  ing that offer to.the Municipalities.  Nor could Mr. Bowser see the objecr  of the minister, in his budget speech  going out of his way to cast reflection  upon the municipalities for their  present financial position. They now  faced a condition not a theory and it  was' no part' of the Minister's duly  to lecture them. They asked for aid  admitting the faults jf the past; thsy  had received a stone. J-fe.poiited.  .too, to the ministers intention of taking the municipalities by the throat  and forcing them to relinquish the  municipal sinking funds in return for  which they would receive government  bonds which might or mignf not be  disposed of-at par. The minister, he.  said, having used up all the loose  change of the Workmen's Compensation Board was now, apparently, to  go after that of- the municipalities,  for he knew the-future of the money  market was likely- to be unfavorable  and would not absorb the provincial  bonds-under seven per .cent.  . Mr. Bowser devoted some time to  the failure of the Land Settlement  Board.to produce results despite the  lavish expenditures of public moneys  and the heavy over-head cost of that  body. The minister of- Finance had  referred with unction to the fact that  through the Board's efforts settlement ".was proceeding, that through  the efforts of the Board the returned  men are going upon the land, that individually and through community  'settlements the men are taking up  farms and are making good. Mr.-  ���������Bowser'suggested the minister was  merely drawing upon his imagination  The fact was the returned men did  'not know where, if ever, they were  'going to get on the land and at the  jvery moment the Minister was dis-  iplaving such snug satisfaction at the  iwork* of the Board a delegation of  irate veterans from' the Courtonay  soldier settlement area were interviewing the government and demanding that they be given their lauds  and insisting their many grievances  be met.    Tlie soldier seftleurjnl. pol-  cwB>'XFmxrM-*t*rjt������Guax  ���������ENTISt  GENUSfM  ASPiRfw  a  HAS "BAYER CROSS"  Tablets    without    "Bayer   Cress"  are not 'Aspirin ::t ell  .Have you got i( ?    Pyorrhoea?  According Lo .Major Ktuanjain of the British Armies, in  France kikI Captain Nodinc oi' (lie American tted Cross  staff, Prorrhoea is-is directly responsible for and the cause  of over fifty different, diseases of the human system. Ii. can  be cured. Call in for an examination.  Phone 7303.        WILSON BLOCK Mission City, B. C.  L'IKgTM Ifumrrn-rrrtai^njf,- ^ .r. i, )L   d_  ''mggm-mi.,; u.'.i.i.jmnmLnn,|llMlll|<l  n  Canadiah ���������   National    Railways  DAILY TRAINS  .   'TRANSCONTINENTAL"  Eastbound ��������� ���������       ,   ' Westbound  H>..17 "��������� In- Leave MATSQC1 .1:55 p.m.  Tickets to all Points  NEW EQUIPMENT -CHOICE OF ROUTES STOPOVERS  Eraser "Valley Local  Eastbound: Westbound ���������  9:02 p. in.     ��������� Leave MATSQUI' 8:40 a.m.  Tov information and rates apply to  K. ii. McLEOI),    .     District Passenger Agent Vancouver, li. C.  ���������jSBscaxasc  Icies of the government had proved a  long series of mistakes and blunders.  Already $363,000;had been spent on  that settlement scheme and though  promised a year ago they would get  their allotments not a man so far had  been granted his farm. <��������� The cosi  pre-rated over the holdings would be  so great that the federal .authorities  would never loan on the valuations  by the province. So far the Board  members had appeared to spend their  time fighting among themselves. The  Creston soldier area was another evidence of incapacity, Mr. Bowser asserted, as he pointed to the fact that  out,of 7,000 acres purchased 2,000  were useless but would be charged  up against- the soldiers, that a large  amount had been spent and not a soldier knew when, if even, he would get  an allotment. The same story of incompetence attached to the Christian  Ranch, near Kelowna,> the area on  which some $55,000 has been spent  of which $9,000 went ias a rake-off  to.the president of the local Liberal  association. That area had been purchased'by the board without first. as-;  certaining that not ,a drop of water  for irrigation purposes was available..  Mr. Bowser -stated it was quite clear  that there has been absolutely no cooperation between the Board and tho  Minister of Lands and while the  quarrel between the two was going  on the returned-men were suffering  and public money being dissipated.  The oposition leader pointed to the  act that the Sumas reclamation  scheme, one promised as an election  bait to secure the election in 1918 of.  the present Minister of Agriculture,  was being gone ahead with on plans  prepared by a man who could not in  any sense be regarded as an engineer  of standing. He urged that in that  scheme as well as in -the proposed  diversions of the line of the J". G.  E. near Quesnel, tlie government  should secure the'report of engineers  of undoubted knowledge-and thus assure the province against loss. He  sugested that if the Premier wonld-  forget for the time being his assumed  qualifications as an engineer, railway  builder and general all-round expert  leaving these matters to men who  were realy qualified therein, and  spend more attention to his warring  ministers, the results Ironi the stand  point of the people would be more  satisfactory. He held that if the govern men t desired to develop a colonization and seLtlonient policy if must  place that work under a competent  iiead, one who would give all his time  to the work. At the present time the  Land Settlement Board's work was  being handled by ihe Minister ot.  Agriculture us a mere side-line ami  the result was no considered scheme  but a haphazard plan' costing .'argc  amounts ' with no return in concrete  Hcl.tlciiienl.  word, it would have loved and respected her more. Thus nature not onlj  manifests -itself in children, but in  full-grown people. , With a great  many of them, the more they get tin  more unreasonable are their,demands  and the less .thankful they are.  Man from the beginning was ;  failure to such an extent that God  repented of having made him. As the  chosen of God he was a failure in tin  presentday Christian world. Man ha:  a. thousand loose joints and when he  recovers from a fall in one direction  and straightens and props himself up  because lie stands, he gels a trifle  overbalanced in another direction  and goes down wil.Ii a crash.  The physical man is a mystery in  many ways. The more he pampers  and humors himself the earlier he  decays The softer and easier he livrs  the earlier comes the wrinkles and  gray hair. Tlie moral man is even  more of- a puzzle. He abolishes tho  saloon and the red light district s,  which is so far so good, for such as  these are the manifestations of society in a cruder stage, and must  fall on the approach of a higher civilization; but before we have finished congratulating ourselves that we  are growing better we will find that,  while we have killed one or two deadly worms that were gnawing at the  heart- of society, many other new ones  have appeared which, although more  refined in appearance are. nevertheless as deadly as those which . have  gone before. The passing of the  de ad worms have not in any degree  brought into being the new ones, as  some would like to make it appear  but rather they are the natural result of a world of people grown prosperous.  ��������� The spiritual man is no less a puzzle in- many cases. He goes to the  church almost daily and knows his  Bible by heart. It generally has the  effect of making him intensely orderly in his habits which is good in-a'l  cases: but oftentimes the. more he  goes to church .and the moro ho  reads the Bible the narrower- and  more un-Cbristianlike he gets, ami ."s  often farther away than old Bill So  and So, who swears like a pirate, but  would give you the shirt off his back  and would die for his I'ellowuian W  necessary. This is no reflection :y\  religion. It is merely a reflection m  that unsolved problem known as human nature.  Man is in many ways growing belter, but as he proceeds on his jouv-*  ney through the woods of life he finds  new paths an-.l by-paths of folly mid  social death constantly opening in  before him. Man is a strange and  mysterious   problem   after   all.  ���������OASOA'RETS" WORK  WHILE YOU SLEEP  Tlli\<; HUMAN  ENIGMA  Got genuine "Bayci Tablets of Aspirin"  in a "Buyci" pack;','."- plainly 'marked  with  the safely  "Buyer Cross.'"  The '"'Buyer Cross" is your only way  of knowing Hint you are gi.<tli;i,<v genuine  'Aspirin,'" prescribed by physician.; for  nineteen years ami proved safe by millions for" Headache. Neuralgia. Colds,  Kheuirnitism, Lumbago, .Neuritis, and for  Piiiii  generally.    Made  in , Canada..  Handy tin boxes of 'I- fabka>���������also  larger sized "Buyer" packages.  Aspirin is the trade mark (registered  in Canada), of Bayer Manufacture' of  Monoocetieacidester of Salieylicaeid.  While it is well known that Aspirin  means Bayer manufacture, to a;.iisi. tlie  public against imiful ions, the Tablets of  Bayer Company. Ltd., will be' slumped  with their general trade mark, tho  "Bayer Cross."  !  Many people there are who, while  reverently pressing the Bible to their  hearts, loudly proclaim their belief  that war is a relic of the past aire  peace has come to stay. .We, woulc  consider such people as not taking  Revelations seriously and, aside from  that, they surely have a slim understanding of that delusive element  known as human nature; for, after  all, the human mind is prehaps the  strangest and most deceptive puzzlt  of all. says Charles Nome.  It is indeed a Strang mentality thai  will prompt the child to take the nice  piece of pie which a loving mothei  has brought for it. and throw if back-  in her face, where, if she had brought  nothing but coarse bread and a stern  for   Sick   Hca-:.:.che,   Sour   Stomrxh,  Slugnish   Uv..*r  and   Bowels���������  Take Ca:carets tonight.  Furred Tonsu", Bad Tn?h>, Indigcs  lion, Sallow bkin and .M.soruble Hciul-  aclies: come from a ' torpid liver and  elou'g*-"J bow*-is, \viii.;h cause your.-stout-.  n.ch to become filled .w'il'i iindijrcstC'j  Tood, which sours and fcrrn-nts like garble in a swill barrel. That's the first  .step to untold inUery���������indigestion, foul  cjhjcs, bad breath, yellow skin, men'al  fears, everything. Uul .is horrible e-.-I  nauseating. A Cascarct to-ui^Iit \-il!  <rive your conauptlcJ'bo-ads a thorough  clsan'sing and et.-aighien you out by  morning. Tl.ey work while- you .-;lc?p���������  a 10-cciit bos from your tjir.ir.;:5i will  keen you  fci iin" .<.a jd :. i   i^y^'.La. 5ra  PAGE FOUR  THE ABBOTSFORD  ������0ST,  ABBOTSFORD, B.  6.  r.t.H;iKKatin0ejL n*j  "-uccrcaxz? j catraucmxmacaa  'i I  AN TIJIO l?p]l<SI.<\ PORK, VEAL and  Purchased from  other Fresh'Mca's  WHITE & CARMICi-  ,'   '       Successors lo C. Sumner  Af  C VI-.  t..'t 1    /\   ,1    I U Al  1!.       (  i'iiono  armors'   I'  -1 I.  hone  FOR A MONTir AND BIO CO .WINCED  Abbotsford, B.C.  l;ox  !       wssrssae  A. E. HUMPHREY  (UUe   Taylor    &  'Humphrey)  B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Uooin   (!    Hurt   Illdclc,   CliUliwucU  l;ox    <V.l'.l, ���������   CIII'I.MWACK  VQ 'BAH''  1/  19 0 0 ���������*">*  idccn.se No. U-UiU'J.  f.^ac^���������^u:>aCTT^'���������^lJllJU!Ia^J^g^MM^o3n^Dy-^L^JiV..^���������J^-J^L.'-'���������  eauics3zzzusxiia>zira3*a*nmue������a  scaom7uaB������3C3&aau  i* rrrf-������������������"���������" ������������������������������������������������������ i-min,wiirarwmim  w..ri  GO  mid  rs:  l-.-iu.jl  1NQI I W ������  Your   l.-;uiid!ugs>   against   Kiro.  cent   more  thttn  a   few  years  increased.  rebuilding   costs   'l 00  Insurance   rates   have  J'.ccau.se  igo.     Yet  A.  0. HARTLEY, Abbotsford, B. C.  Kopirseatisia;. Hoard  Companies  Only  -^'-^.-N^-*^    .  ;\*.  ���������&  ,   ,   -\    iv������-'> f'-\ ^\ S" g������ V'tf*  TF  "& 7  V ancouver  TRI  LINE-  Fast, Paily Freight Service between Vancouver, .Vbbotslord, and  iiceiiiivdiate points including Now Westminster, Cloverdala, Langley  1-VaiHe, Murrayvillo and Aldergrovc.  'Genera! Freight Delivered  ' .th W  iotn ways  LONG  DISTANCE   l������" URN I TURK!  MOVING  KoUii'i"1 too .Sarge NVtiiinfy <roo small  CO>!I'lAi'VE SATISFACTION  fJUAItANTRKJ)  P. and ii. CON LIN  Abbotsford Office: Abbotsford Garage, Phone Abbotsford 7.  Vancouver   Oflice:   32 L   Kingsway,   Phone   Fairmont   3700  M.TOLION !<W)M C.-Hi ON YAlAi  .Koad between Mvans Tlionins i������ii(l  Veddor Mountain, i ..large ..sample  case containing l)rii������������is< Sundries  and one Doctor's esse containing Siir-  f-ica! CnJaloyucs. Kindly leave at  Ah bo is ford Di-ug Store- and &<;< lie-  ward.  MAY  DAY CKIiHHKATION  At the regular meeting of the True  P. hie Lodge, New Era, 244, which  was held on Monday evening April  nth it was decided to hold the annual  May Day festival again en Monday.  May 2 4th. On Wednesday evening a  committee meeting was held at the  homo of Mrs. Dan Smith to further  the plans   for  the  day's  celebration.  Those appointed on committees were  Refreshment,. Mesdames John McPhee, Smith and Roberts; Sports,  Messrs James McLean and Stephen  Beebe; Printing and advertising,  Mr. W. Mouldey; Decoration, Mr. Jas  Gamble; Concert, Mrs. McPhee;  Dance, Messrs W. Mouldey and J.  Caldwell.  Voting for the May Queen will take  place  at the  school  next week.  Mr. R. McEw.an, of Vancouver, has  cast in his fortune with- the growth  and prosperity of Abbotsford, and has  stharted a'' boto and shoe repairing  business here. He is a returned soldier and should do well.  R.McEWAN  BOOT AND  SHOE  REPAIRER  AJtllOTfiiFOltD, 15. C.  OtAYMt'S POJACY OF  POLITICAL   PltKl'AItWDNKSS  Victoria, April 3.���������Whatever may  be the shortcoming of the present  Liberal administration, failure to  look after its friends has not, so far,  been one of them. Tho projected  expenditures for the coming year-  throw into bold relief the fact that  half a million is to be spent, upon  new administrative branches some  of them useful and some of them  such as, in view of the existing financial position of the province,might  well be eliminated. The amount of  j $32,770 for a Bureau of Information  would appear to indicate a' policy of  preparedness in view of the forthcoming general elections. Rumor  has it that. W. W. Baer; erstwhile  Methodist person, political editorial  writer and, until recently, private  secretary for the Premier is to he-  slated for the'position of head of the  Bureau at a salary of $2,400. Mr.  Baer has in the past done yeoman  service for the Liberal cause. But  lately he was ousted from his position  of secretary and something else is to  be found for him. Another party  stalwart provided for is Walter Hepburn, movie censor, whose chief  claim to fame would appear to lie  in his clash last year with the returned soldiers who sought to secure  opportunity to .train as moving picture operators in conjunction with  the operators' union. Mr. Hepburn  is alleged to have termed the returned men "pin-heads" because they  did not approve of his autocratic  methods. Then, too, it will be remembered, Hepburn was on hand to  exercise his power of censorship in  connection with moving pictures of  the rush for.liquor at the Vancouver  government store last year. He banned the pictures his excuse being  that he did not consider it proper  that people who participated in the  ! stampede for booze should be screen-  I ed. Another explanation offered is  I that these films would have demonstrated what everyone with ordinary  intelligence was aware of, namely  that so far as enforcement of the  Prohibition Act was concerned, it  had become a farce and the government store was doing a veritable  land office business in tilling prescriptions "which, apparently, were  being issued without stint. But suppression of  the pictures  would  pre-  %J U S\  Our BREAD comes as regularly, as the sun  freshly baken for you each morning, and  brings health and strength to hundreds of  families. When you come to think'-oi* it, our  bread is a mighty factor in this community. a;i  ii. furnishes the power that" moves the man'  that keeps the machinery of business going.  We feel a big responsibility in this matter, and  would no more think of lett ing .the quality  deteriorate than we would of leaving town.  and   BaKer  .tf~S  "I  i !  "i  A T. N. T. Explosive'of great strength,  safety amid freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  '   NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  ID  Abbotsford  On the claim that it is "Cheaper Advertising" than  newspaper advertising, a good many unnecessary adver-,  ; Using schemes are sold to business men.  The plans for buying are usually made in the home at  the warm fireside, not wh/311 the family is on an amusement jaunt.  Supplementary advertising includes  outside of newspaper advertising.  all   advertising  , The 18,000  At the outbreak of war the ������ana-;  dian    Pacific   Ocean   Services,   Ltd.,!  had  in   commission   in   the  Atlantic'  and     Pacific     services    thirty-eight  steamships, with an aggregate ^ross  tonnage of 341,399 tons.     Since August, 19:14. the    construction    cf four  steamships,     previously    authorized,  having a gross tonnage of 07.000 tons,  has     been    completed,   and    twelve  steamships    of    76,000    gross    tons  have been purchased within the same  period.       During     the   war     fifteen  steamships   were lost  by  enemy   action or through accidents at sen. and  eight have been   sold  to  the  British  Government   after   having   been    requisitioned,  and  one  sold   lo an   Indian Prince who later presented it to  the British Government for use as a  hospital  ship.      The construction  is  being proceeded   with   at  the Clyde  yards    of the Fairfield Shipbuilding  and Engineering Company, of a ship  625 feet long between perpendiculars,  having a gross tonnage of 22.000 tons.  This ship will be known as the Empress of Canada.      Three passenger  ton C. P. O. S. Liner "Empress  ships of the intermediate c!a?s I'or the  Atlantic service are to be p-.it i:nd?r  construction at the yards of Jnbn  Drown,������ Son, and the Iv'.'rfVri Shipbuilding Company. At. the end of the  last fiscal year tlie eotvprny had in  ocean service twenty-eight steamships, of a gross t:nna������e of 2fi4,430  tons, and six steamships under order  or purchased but not deMver~d, hriving a gross tonnage of about SS W0.  The steamships lost through enemy  action were the following: ���������  Calgarian, 17,515 gross tons; Carthaginian, 4.444 tons: Ionian, S.2-3S  tons: Hesperian. 10.920 tens; Lake  Michigan, 9.2S8 tons: Milwaukee 7.223  tons; Montreal. 8,614 tens ; Mount'  Temple. 9.792 tons; Montfort, 6.57S  tons; Missanabie. 12.469 tons; Me-  dora. 5.135 tons; Miniota, 4,928 tons;  Pomeranian,  4,421   tons.  The ships lost through accidents a:  sea were : the Corinthian, 7,333 tons;  Lake Manitoba, 9,674 tons.  The eight steamships so'd ������o the  British Government were the Montezuma,  8,360  tons;     Montcalm, 5,505  of France."  j tons; M;ntrose.   7.217   t<"-<���������;    Mmi^t  ! Koyal,   7 99:.!   Ion--:   Mongolian.   -1 HAZ  hons;  Numidian, 4.836 Ions;   Kuthpr-  | la.   7 20S;  Tyro'ia.  7.535  tons.      The  j S.S. Empress of India was purchase-d  j by h". Indian Prince and presented ':>  I the British Government 'for use as  a  j hospital ship.     Ker gro������s fn"r:p ;",  't.934.^     The     total       totinnge ���������' los:  through    enemy    act'on    and.   oler  .-ausrs   is 12(v5,"2.  ar.d     the  ',rvh. ������������������'���������������  ������old    is    f>9.421,   a    grand    total*" of  1S5.9T3  grops  tons.  Ships pnri-basFd    during    the 'wr.r  are as fellows : ���������  Botsfoid, 4.732 fens; D^nbr:-1 -������.  G.650-tons'; I-In'h'-'oo'--. 6.6?S to- ������������������:  Men trauma. 5031 ir.-?; Vn^r--:!'--,  6.5-<2 inn-; Me'o;;\ 5 !3^ tov-: M.,:-  j tawa. 4,874 U:.n.->; M'n'ot? ���������'. 923 Vr---:  Methvcn. 4,852 tons: Moilisfont, 5.n!'3  tons: War IV-yl. 10.C00 ton^: 'A ;-r  Peridot. 10,800 to:ir,. VpsfpIs buMt  and ad-tied to the fleet during t^a  ipom.?    period    were thr*   'M;?Pa.ntibi3,'  !2.469  tors*:  Metrtgar-p.. 12.-120 tons;  iMelita. 13,'���������C7 tons; Mlr-'-.^osa, 13,-  J967 tons, >  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  vent undue advertising of the laxity  cf the Attorney-General's administration and as the moving picture censor  is also und-er the jurisdiction of that  department it was natural that the  power to suppress the films should  i be exercised.  Other party stalwarts well provided for are Colonel Sclater, Prohibition Commissioner, with his $3,720  per year; Major Retallick, Public  Utilities Qommissioner, $7,5 00; Major, Martyn, Industrial Commissioner  $3,120; A. Turnbull, a friend of the  Minister of Lands, who entered the  service two years ago as a clerk at  $150 per month and is now Lumber  Trade Commisisoner at $3,000 a year  J. D. McNiven, deputy minister  Labor, a one-time defeated Libaral  candidate, ��������� $3,720; W. McKenzie, an  American citizen, named Grazing  Commissioner by the Minister of  Lands at $3,000; .and Colonel Bruce  Powley, head of the government Labor Bureau at $2,700. The clan of  iVIcInnes of Vancouver, has also been  well looked after. Civil service Commissioner Mclnnes, who has isucceed-  ed in setting the whole civil service  by the ears, is to have a salary increase  from   $4,000   to   $4,120.   An  other Mclnnes, lawyer of Vancouver  secured a plum in the shape of $2,-  635 in counsel fees in connection  with drafting the legislation under  former P. G. E. interests and the government was effected. The "Wades,  Mclnnes and Browns", that aggregation of Vancouver party favorites and  stalwarts, concerning whom Mr. Bowser Was wont to dilate upon, would  appear to have been well looked after by the present Liberal administration.  Prices for the fruit for this district has not yet been fixed, except-  that one of the largest growers contracted at 20^ a lb. some time ago.  of4~Ke; says anything above the 20i?  would be profiteering, while there  are others that want the highest  price that is going. However th������,  pvic> of berries may be higher than  20^   before the season  opens.  Mr. W. E. Curtis, the well known  insurance man of New Westminster  spent, several days in the city this  week, motoring up from tlie Royal  City. ' He was accompanied by Mrs.  Curtis, Miss Curtis and Miss Mos:3y,  the two latter having recently returned from Overseas.  :4  M  j.:  is^^^a������^������?is:s^������^^^^^^

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