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 With which is incQi por a ted "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol: XVII., No. ,4.  4BBOTSFOKD. B, C.   FiilDAY, . DEC.   6, ,191,8  ������������^8-        ^1.00'PEIi Ykak,  r*?fff'f"fffwnw **  HAS ihe Reputation for giving its customers the very  beftt workninnship and a first-class service,  others follow. Those who have dealt with  our expert mechanic, Frank Brown, is the  the  . We  us o  right place.  right  leacLand  laim that  man in  TIRES and OILS to our  full  We have added GASOLINE,  line of Ford parts.     . '   .  See (he K. K. Auto Repair expert when you have any  car troubles.-  - Seven passenger Cadillac FOR .HIRE.  Fanners'  Rhone���������One short, one lo.ng, one short  I?. C. Loiiir Distance���������30. .Residence 1'hone.  FRUIT GROWERS, WAKK UP!  Organized  labor is deniancling    a  six-hour day, five days a week. They  are also asking for    several     other  things and apparently have strength  behind   these   resolutions     to     back,  them up.    What are the farmers and.  fruit  growers  going to  do  about it  and wilt they still work twelve and  fifteen hours a clay for seven, days a  week?    Can they.hold hired'help at  these long hours when other work is  paying full time for six hours as a  day's work.      Let us face the issue  squarely.      The movement from thc  farms to the cities and larger towns  has already commenced and    if    the  present state of affairs are not changed, everyone including the old mooley  cow will be on the big time circuit  and when the moon shines over the  cow shed there'll be nobody at the  kitchondoor.    The   whole  Hick  family will just up and move into town,  by Hock.    No more twilight recitals  on a milking-stool, no more mosquitoes, lumbago, frozen    toes,    neither  will there be    any    more    midnight  chores.    Too  velvety,   this  six  hour  day, five days a week.    Can you beat  it?  Therefore it is up to the fruit  growers to organize. Let us demand  eight hoiirs a day for ourselves and  our employees and let our demand  be a general increase in the price  of all our products. Directly or indirectly it is our own pockets that  are hit when the labour unions knock  off an hour earlier from their working day. Every increase that they  receive means that we will have to  pay more for our materials and tho  other necessities that we must purchase. It is therefore quite obvious  that  unless we  meet  these  changed  Ml l-.Ii TRODUCEKS CO  IXTO RETAIL ROSIN ESS  The Fraser Valley Milk Producers  Association will make an attempt to  corner the retail milk business in  Vancouver, and at their annual lne-it-  ing-in St George's hall vited half u  million dollars for that purpose. The  .meeting was very largely attended,  and this decision was, arrived at af tor  it had been-discussed for five hours*  The intention is to assess the mem  hers for their share of the half million fund on a pro rata basis according to the quantity of milk they ship.  Of the half million, it is estimated  that the association's plant will cost  .lf200,000 and the balance will be used in buying out the retailers now  doing  business.  PERSONALS  l.rxIFORM FOR.SmERIA���������Hero js <   he outfit, approved by thc King,which  thc Canadian .soldiers v-'ttl.wear in winter in At-iatic Russia!  MATSQUI   SCHOOL   HOARD  RROWX���������W1LLSHER  conditions with the methods that organization provides, tho only alternative will remain with us to go to the  cities and work under more favorable  conditions. But our opportunity is  knocking and without food the striker is strikelcss and it is to us who till  tho soil that he depends upon for his  ���������very existence. Can we afford to let  this''opportunity   pass?  Gordon Head and Saanich fruit  growers were able to buy their boxes  for ten cents apieco cheaper than we  paid for ours this season. Why? P.o-  eause they were organized and could  buy in large quantities and pay the  cash if necessary. Puyallup is able to  sell her berries two and thro years in  advance at big prices. This district,  has every afcility for handling small  fruits, cold storage, pro-cooling, canneries, juice plants, etc. Organization through the efforts of Paulha-  miis has made this a. prosperous community. Tho shareholders "of this  co-operative union are becoming rich  and dividends are increasing each  year. Land is at a premium and is  rarely up for sale. Organized effort  a common interest and an unselfish  attitude of the people, whereby a  perfect faith in their leadership is  manifested, has resulted and all are  pulling together aud making hay}  while the sun shines. In their organized state they are able to undersell us on our- own markets and ap-  The wedding took place last Saturday, November 16, at GSrSO p.m. of  Ernest Albert Willsher, of Vancouver  and Miss Annie Brown, recently of  Berkshire, England. Capt. Rev. C.  Welleslcy Whittaker officiated. Mr.  Horace R. King, manager ol! the West  ern Life Insurance Co., with which  firm the bridgeroom is connected,  w'fis best man, and Miss Maud McCoy  attended the bride. Tho wedding  was private, and after the ceremony  thc immediate friends of the contracting parties sat down to a wedding supper during which the bride  and bridegroom received many felicitations. They will make their hems  on Thirty-eight avenue, South Point  G rey.���������Province.  The Matsqui schoP board met at  the Agricultural hall on.'"Wednesday  afternoon, when the declining attendance of the Matsqui high school came  in for serious consideration. Five  years ago the municipalities of Matsqui and Sumas, with the -Abbotsford  school district took steps lo establish  a high school in the district that  should be central and of easy access  from the whole countryside.  At that time the concensus of opinion was that Abbotsford was in.-'  logical centre Lor tho school.     Sumas  CIUIiLEWACK   POULTRY  SHO W  An excellent show was staged .in  the drill hall at Chilliwack on Nov.  27-30th. .Mr. E; A. Orr judged tho  exhibition slock and Professor Lund  of the 8. C. University the Utility  class. There wore over 8 00 entries.  The exhibits were of the very highest qualify.  City winners  Abbott, C. J.  and   Rev.   C.  MASONIC   THANKSCiIVI NG  WILL HOLD SERVICE  A  hold  City  Thanksgiving Service will be  in the Masonic Temple. Mission  on Sunday, December 8 in the  afternoon at 2:30. All members of  Pacilic Lodge, sojourning Masons  and their wives'and daughters are  cordially invited.  A collection in aid of the Masonic  War Relief Fund will be taken up.  school board hoartilyl supported thy  claim, as did the Mount Lehman and  Aldergrove representatives. But lhe  influence of the Matsqui people prevailed, and a two-room . high sciiool  was established in thc village, on tiie  recommendation of one of our inspectors.      '   ������������������  As a result srporior schools wore  required in various outlying''diiilrict.:-  for it was found imp^s:.,. ..���������,(.; l:j ..-.>...������������������  port scholars to Matsqui. The only  means of quick and reasonable transportation is the W. C. E. R. and this,  lino does not conic within two miles  of the school.  .The condition today at tho .school  is such that the board decided to ilis- ;  pen.se with the services of one of i.iio j  teachers. In tho new year the superior scholars will be in the hands  of one teacher only, a resolution being passed to that effect.  Among  the  Mission  Avere R. C. Boyes, \V. T,  Ward.   Frank   Appleby  McDiarmid.  The prizes for beet display of white  Wyandottes and of any other variety  of Wyandottes came to Mission.  Thc Chilliwack association entertained the visiting poultrymen and a-  bonf thirty sat down to dinner at the  IfoyaJ Hotel on Friday last. At thc  business meeting that followed it Avas  decided that the IfJl'j show be hold  at Mission and Nov 19 111 to 2 2nd Avas  selected as the date.  I     Pte.   Mart  Nelson   returned   homo  last  week.  ,'      jiirs.. Gazlny V>pcn(. llin'io  w-colce  in  j Van<.ouver with ln-!r son aud da'.igh'Ujr .  I     Mr.  Jininiic Hill-Tout is   wcn'MUg-  . in Coglan's ship yards.  [     Mrs. ii anna h Fraser wont to Van-  I couvur on Sunday wifh.lna avIio has  j gone back to school and remained a"  j ie\v days.    She attended to soma Missionary work Avhile there.  J     Mrs.  John  McCallum's father Mr.  I Robinson and her sister Mrs. Hoiae-  ! Avood  and son  are visiting  her this  ! Aveek. ��������� - "���������"-.���������  J     Mrs. Eby accompanied    Victor . .to ���������  j Vancouver, last Sunday.    Victor, has  j gone back to school.    . ���������".,.'  ! Rev. Robertson attended a meeting of the Presbytery last Aveek'-in  Vancouver. ��������� ���������  The Ladies'.Aid met-at-the hotn'e  of Mrs. McMenemy on. Wednesday.''  Mr. A-lbin Johnson has" moved1.-to  Huntingdon and Capt. Whitchelo lias  secured thc house vacated . by Mr,  Johnson. - ������. ,  Miss Annio Hart, is ��������� visiting '.frer  bruther Mr. Goo. Hart at" Spc'hcri'ts  bridge. ' '-:��������� ���������r';:: - '-S   '  Mv. N.llill has a ''junior 'ci'erk  assisting him this Aveek from Cliiili-  wack. .;'"'  Tho Misses Dorothy and Florence  Parton are better and  expect  to die-  able to go to the bank oh Monday.  Mrs.   Tommy   York' has 'returned  from a visit in Vancouver.    '.    ; ,*~V ���������  M.r. Stewart McPheo-'has-securodr'a  position with the A':' T. 'T-: 'Co.   ��������� "* ���������"���������r?. ���������  Mr.   and  Mrs.  Nelson''arc mbvili'g-  to Swansoh Bay. \   . '       '    \.'.-C  OAving to so much 'water over -the  C. P. R. Tuesday evening :Mi'sg- Jack- ���������  son Avas unable to get to Mission "City  so Avas the guest of the Misses Slee'd ���������  Tuesday night.  Both   teachers, of. Matsqui   school '  "are leaving at Christmas as there are'  only  fourteen   pupils  in   thc   school  and it is thought'one- teacher can do  the  Avork.  There is a lot of Avater on tlie  Clayburn flats.        - v, ; . .; .  A place is being fitted up for a noAy  butcher shop. Mr. Sumner .expects  to start it in tho near future: The  building is next door to the- old yost  office.  Abbotsford won sixteen crowns but  now the (lag is too small, and of  course our worthy chairman and secretary Avant to keep the .crowns. So  there you are.  .  The  heavy  rains   Avashed  out  the  culvert Avest    of    Abbotsford ��������� which-  caused the  two  days.  ,  " i. f ���������  . -.    <  t ra i  dploved   for  A f  :.'.i  Pete Schufer has been.in ITazelton  to arrange Avfth the Silver Standard  Mining Co., for the treatment of a  carload of silver-lead ore Avhich ho  and Lou Woods are shipping from  theih mine on Hudson's Bay .'.mountain.  pnrcntly make money at it. Free  trade or reciprocity with our neighbors to the south is not unlikely for  the near futuro and the question a-  rises will Ave be able to meet, this  conipetitionif the occasion arises. The  answer is a powerful organization  provincial in scope, not merely a subsidy of the AgricultureDepartmont,  Avith thc sole purpose of an education  al character, but in addition combin-  ingthe practical principles of buying  and selling, a strong co-operative  source thiough Avhich the- producer  may market. Tho reconstruction per  iod folloAving the great war Avill be a  survival of the fittest.���������Communicated bySkookum Chuck.  The trustees woru of flic opinion  the the end of the groat, war shuul.i  be celebrated in some form thai,  should be of permanent renieini.-  rance to the. children of the ���������schools.  The suggestion made hy the chairman, Mr. G. Pratt was that a bad.rc  or.medal be struck and presented to  each ���������child.  The board, therefore will propoir.:  the scheme to the other school  boards in the valley. If ail wiil take  it up a' Fnisi'r Valley modal will in.:  designed' and struct forproyuu;!.-  tion on Peace Day. and if flic suggestion be not popular in oilier districts, Matsqui board will 'iharia a.  medal of its own. .  All schools are now  ter the "llu" epidemic.  Knowledge had been  were distributed in various schools,  forming a most useful beginning of  a. school  library.        .       .  C"?:i d.spo'jc'-i  of Mr. 1>. ii. Stacey, i\l. P. addressed  tiie meeting congratulating the association on-their excellent show. Hon.  E. D..���������narrow, M. L. A. was then called upon and spoke about the desire  of the'government to assist .agriculture  in   all   ils  interests.  It is now up to the people of Mission to make flic show of I!) 11) as  big a success as I hat of I9ly has  been and wc can if we only fry.  As a first step in this direction wo  want, every  one  iu   Mission  aud   d?a-.  I net to attend tho local Poultry show  fo bo held in Mission City on Thursday December 19th.  That this show may he a success  everyone iutho district who has  poultry should send one or two birds  at. least. If you tan semi more send  them.  ���������    ''.  t. ii. social on Tuesday  night  way  not a  big success on ac-  , count   of   the   terrible  dOAvnpour 'of  ! rain but those present report a good  I time.    There  were  solos   ducts   and'  ! choruses and stories told.    The. Tre-  I thewey family did their best to make  1 the event pleasant and a success-.  i     On   November  1st   flic   Abbotsford  j Auxiliary of the Red Cross sent:   20.  suits of pyjamas;   3f>  pair'of socks;  (   trench  caps;   (3  hospital socks  pe>-  ' sides   sending   3G   pairs  of- socks'.In  the boys' parcels overseas;) December  1st G7 pair socks; .0 'roach caps; ._2'3  suits of pyjamas were sent. '/".'���������  A. 3VI  and  J.  Manson, M. L. A.  for -Skeona'  11.   Pillabury   are/in   Ottawa  seeking 'tlib removal cf'   restrictions,  ail-'cci.ing the iishiifg in'du's'ry/ r        '  .Jack Joseph,  ih.c well-l noun   Inci-  luii has lost his 'wife.    She-had. in-  fl.licnza'. . <: '  rc-fipencd af-  Ton L'lojis of  ordered   and  Tlie headquarters of the Bank of  Montreal Avill lend Port Alberni ci'y  $7,000 for the construction of "a  hydro-electric plant. I ho city must  issue debentures as security and try  to sell them within a year. Sanction  of the Minister of Finance is necessary to issue the debentures.  . WHITCHE  SUCCESSOR. TO IL B. HILL  Men's Fine Shirts, Sweaters, Neckties', Fancy Armbands,  Garters and Ii&ur'lkcrchiefs in Fancy Boxes.  Ladies' and Children's Handkorchiefs, new Stock, in 'fancy  boxes; Ladies Waists, Mufflers, etc., And "   "���������, '  1 oys  very description  j  c\v Line of Xmas Groceries.  Just arrived from the Manufacturers a" shipment of Men's  Boys' and Children's Shoes, of solid leather, the kind we  guarantee, the wear of.  FULL NEW STOCK of XMAS GOODS ' PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  \L- A.-BATES, "Editor and Proprietor  'l/ltfDAY, DISC KM 13 IOn (5, 1918 ���������  With great flaring headlines the Oliver daily, in  Vancouver announces the arrival of Premier Olivor'  from Ottawa. Tho lines read something like the fol-  ���������I-iwii!'1;: 'Great" Scheme of Public' Works MAY Bo'  'U:\rtr.l;" "Housing May He Helped;" "Powers of  !'"H'��������� i ���������'nl. 'Hoard' to He Kxtondcd for Purchase of  Lar.i! for Soldiers;" etc., otc.  T!i~'i; llouesl. John' and Mr. Putallo "wont in for ton  niinufps" to see Iioav Sir Wilfrid was and to compliment him on, having passed the 77th milestone) of his  life. ''Mr was looking \v>i". lot inc toll you."  But. just listen, "Politics wasn't discussed."  "Wo aro pleased that our Premier called on Sir  Wilfrid, but sorry that ho stayed only "ten minutes."  But how could thc polished old veteran of many Dominion political battles talk politics with our John?  How could ho talk politics Avit.li tho. Premier of  British Columbia, who avouUI want to do all tho talking himself?  Vf-lon John loop up Avifii minister of railways while  in Ottawa the necessity for going on with the Canadian  Northern railway work, said the premier. He did not  get any definite assurance, but ended by saying that  "some Avork is being done now." John is getting to  bo quite a Avi'y politician. Anything to mislead -.-the  public aud make them think he is doinj; it ail. He is  at thi;; late date after popular opinion. Do you think  ho can redeem himself?  Tho premier  regretted  that  "disabled  men  would -  return from the front en pensions to face thc problem  .  of high  rents,, and he  Avas given  (o understand  that  thc Dominion government might do something in tha  way of loaning money to the province with which    to  build'house's.    This question hit's got to be dealt with".  J-Je puts' it right up to  the' Dominion government to',  do something but thinks the    provincial    government  should be entrusted Avith the money, they aro so very  much hotter spenders���������or should avc say spendthrifts?  Something must be done for the returned and disabled  men. but Premier Oliver thinks it -is in better hands  than his if the Dominion is going to do it.    Such a  confiding little man! - But'-if'is all right just as long  asPremier Oliver don't have to be responsible for it.  And says he J"The"i'ranlc and -full assumption of the  responsibility of providing for the returned soldiers  and their .dependents by the-Dominion will make the  position of the province niu'ch'easier." ��������� Yes, indeed!  Perhaps the Premier thinks there .will be. more land-'  left for the Mennonitcs along the G. T. P., whom the  provincial government seem to have a preference for  during the late years of-the war:  Then lo-p-ufrt'he^evil day. off as long'as possible, probably until''aftel- tlm'iiext provincial legislation,"-he  says that it will only he'Avhen 'the change'in Dominion  legislation" is made'wiirwe "know what'change, ii any,  is needed, in our legislation." Of course the province  will give"hearty co-operation for the purchase or expropriation" of "land for the use of the Dominion Soldiers' settlement board." Premier Oliver is good at  expropriation, possibly. . See how. he expropriated the  provincial act.'pf: parliament passed last session, into  his own meaning and thus lost to the province not only  a good guarantee but the' equipment as. well, according to the leader of opposition and others. Whererhe  can sIioav his authority, no .matter what, the cost, Hon- '  est John is there with the-goods. Then in regard to  this expropriation "thc cost will be' borne by the-Dominion."  "The Dominion, at its own expense, would "carry on  an extensive immigration campaign for-the purpose of  securing approved settlers to be placed- on available  lands." We Avondcr if the authorities have heard about  the aliens along .the G. T..P.'at Vanderhoof and the  oifor of lands to thc returned soldiers-af Stewart Lake  miles aAvay from any railroad, -and do not want to entrust matters of this kind' to'Vuch men as Putallo and  Olivor? '"���������''':  One might .take .almost every sentnee in the inter-  vigw and sIioav Iioav Premier' Oliver is very much  pleased and-satisfied that the Dominion is going to  handle thc affairs inconection with reconstruction and  placing them on land. And one wonders Iioav Honest  John has taken such a dislike.to the Avords "returned  soldlors." These, unfortunate personage's 'appear to '  bo the shadow of all Premier Oliver's futuro troubles.-  Well, the truth of tlrfe m'atter "js'tlia't "they have no  tU'iV'ctlon for him" cither.  Tho intcrvijw was quite a successful affair, but just  imagine-Olivor sitting at Ottawa with the other representatives and  "assenting" to the proceedings!  An American'pa'per'-rebnk'es Presitfcht Wilson as follows: '  Wilson's undemocratic -bid.for-a.partisan Democratic Congress has been ansAverod as it should have been  -���������by the repudiation of a democratic People. "When  a President of this Nation so far frogets himself as to  declare practically that loyalty can. be found only In  his own party, he has earned:;tn_-e;fllap in the face American citizenship administered;:.to- him yesterday  through the ballot box."      -.;''       *  The campaign just_cIosed_was' inade'annoyingly me-.  'niorable'by this.^aU'j)LPr^itf���������Jft>Wils6a'.to The People  for  thc-election of a Democratic Congress���������-Senators  and Representatives���������In accord  with  his leadership.  Return of a Republican majority "to Neither House, he  declared, would bo interpreted on- the. other'side of- the  water a's a repudiation "of nly leadership." Still.moro  directly hia showed his hand when he asked for-the election of Democratic majorities in both Houses if Thc  People "wish nie to continue to be your unembarrass-  od spokesman in affair's at home' and abroad."  Further-and Avith reference, to the war,' tho President insisted that conditions "make it imperatively  necessary that .the Nation should give its undivided  support, to 'the Government under a unified leadership  and that it Republican' Congress would divide the leadership.". Under that smooth phrasing it is plain that  by "Government" and "unifiod leadership" Wilson  " meant simply himself and his' own will to dominate  and control. He was careful to add, that he did not  ask this for his own sake or that of his party but for  the good of the Nation. And ho apoligizcd for this ap  peal, on tho grounds that tho times are'"critical" and  "no scruplo of taste must bo allowed to stand in the  ' Avay."  Tho Deo is not a partisan paper and has no disposition to criticise tho President or liis recent address  from any basis other than that of the Nation's wol-  fare and the permanonce of truly democratic government in this countr-y���������a government of and by and  for The People. And that does not mean govornment  by one man, one leadership or one party, nor a Congress submissive or obedient to tho direction and call  of tho President.  .���������In his deplorable deliveranco Wilson artfully strove  to make it appear that the choice of Republicans rather than Democrats by The People at the polls Would  be "repudiation" of his "leadership."���������such iu effect as  would give aid and comfort to the enemy abroad  which our Federal .Constitution'makes a form'of. treason.    The implication .against the Republican  Par.ty  is hot ohly.'unjuBt Jhiitalso' Uhtrue,.'and naturally' a-  rouscdV.great indignation ih its,-ranIts,,which- such able  spokesmen' as.-.Tai't/ Lodge, ltooeeVelt and'.'Mugiios'vig-  ' brously'.'expressed; ;;���������,It is Vvell known'that niuch ot the  best .work cv Congress in support of the Ava'r had/been  ���������done by the-Republican min-ofity.iii' both, Houses. /  And that -minority-had' in -many ways had .a. decidedly and much heed-ad quickening effect'1 upon the Democratic majority and the Wilson Administration; in tho-  biiii'dmg. bi'-.vessels; the shipment of troop's to .Europe,  the airplane investigation and numerous "other matters  Rat liter curiously> ih contrast Avith his pre-election attitude,-Wilson said .in a book written by him on our'  "Constitiition'a'l  Government"' long before he'entered  the White..House.    "Tlie President is not expected .to  lead Congress, but only to assent' or to dissent from  the laws it seeks to enact and to put those which receive his signature or aro passed over his' veto into  execution." Which is and always should' remain true,  in harmony, with the. spirit of the Constitution.and. the,  genius of.'the American people:    But.yet-in-the same  book Wilsqn..idesclosed his,OAvn personal--leaning avh������ri  he. remarked; that the part of the 'Government-Avhich-  l'u'is "the best chance of'leadership and ina'stfery" is the  Presidency, through "direct access to public opinion..'.'  ���������Hence the late Presi dental appeal'tb The/People, to  return Democratic majorities to both Houses, of Con'-  gress, as his "best chance of leadership 'a'n'd -mastery.'"  Well may many of President Wilson's most proihin-  .p-nt admirers and adherent's 'openly grieve for such lamentable and undignified solicitation���������not merely- for '  partisan victory but far more for gratification -of his  aim and ambition to rule as undisputed sovereign in  all the important affairs of this democratic Government and its relations with foreign Powers.  ^ft almost -seems like an imposition that any person  should set out to pick up the lands that "have reverted .to councils at a tax sale and with an idea -of putting on these lands returned soldiers. The lands  usually of this kind are not worth much or they "would-  not come into possession of the council. Tho other  fellows could not make a living on them, and how in  the-name-of all that is high and just could a returned  soldier be expected to make a living on -any of them. ���������  There are exceptionally good pieces of land among the  bunch but mighty few.    Let us not impose.  WHEN THE BOYS COME H03IE  Thcro's a happy time eonifng- when tho boys come homo;  There's a grlorious day eominjr when tho boys come home;  Wo will end the dreadful story  Of tho battle dark and srory  In a sunburst of srlory.  When tho boys come homo.  Tlie day will  seem  brighter whon  tho boys  come  home,  And our hearts will bo lighter when thc boys come home;  Wives and swe< UioarU will pr&M  thorn  In their amis and caress them,  And pray God io bless them.  When .'{lie boys come home,  The thin ranks'will be proudest when the.boyn come homo,  And our Ohoer will rinp (he loudest when the boys come home;  The 'lull ranks will be shattered,  And  the bright anim will be battered,  And the buttle-Htandarda tattered,  When the hoys come home.  Thoir bayonets may be rusty whon the boys come home.  And their uniforms be dusty, when tho boys como home;  Bat all shall "see the traces  Of battlo's royal  arraees  In the brown, and bearded faces,  Whon the boys come homo.  Our love shall g-o-to mtc-t them whon the boys come home,  To bless thorn and to greet them when the boys come home;  And the fame of their endeavor.  Time and eh an tec shall 'not dissever.  From -the Nation's 'heart 'forever,  When-the: boys come home.  ���������   .   ������������������- JOHN "HAY.  ire  y Closes  If you are contemplating taking new service ,or making any changes'in���������your present  service, you should send in notification in  writing not huer than the above date in order  that you may be listed iu Uio new directory.  The telephone directory offers an attractive and affective medium for advertising purposes. Advertisers should bear tlie above  date'iu mind so (hat insertion will be sure  in 'the next directory.  msii cohmrBiA telephone Co.  Limited  igiey s  British Columbia Directory ���������  IN FIVE MAIN SECTIONS-    -  Compiled    and Printed    in    British Columbia���������Endorsed    by    B. C.  . 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BM"'���������'������"l"'*ffllT'""1l  VANCOCTWBR  mmmmmmmm 4  V  B.  THE ABBOTSFORD,POST  C.  LlWISLATL-ltH  zs-i>iK!:f<:(.'AJti)!<:i>  PAGE TIITIEE  Victoria, Nov! 2"  the second part  Stewart,  etc..)  rolling stock,  machinery,  '.���������"1 he parties oi'  (I'Yile-iv    WoJoJi    &  covenant  that, all  the  equipment,  pkini  and  how in,upon,or about th"  said hue of railway or adjacent th������ro  to, and heretofore in use or required'  or contracted for us by' them or any  ot (he said  companies in'or in connection  with the construction or'operation of the said  line'of railway  aro the properties of the said  companies, and arc to be transferred  sol  over, and delivered to-the province"  Tho above is Section No. H of "K,  agreement   Dctwoen   the  government  and  the Pacific Croat  Eastern  Railway interests made last session and  passocl   by     the      British  Columbia  Legislature,     in that form it  contained in tho statute of I  vince.  Practically, however, lhe exact  opposite of tho terms of the proposal  as  abovo  outlined   has   been  carried  quipnient  nnd   material  The history of the entire  referred   to. | they, had arrived at.  .  incident Willi     This story of lhe affiiir is said  tie' lead     with       unusual  is  he  now  pro-  out,   it'- was   slated   today.     Equipment and construction mute rial along  tho    lino    between    Squamiah    and  Princo George, osfimated  by some to  bo worth up to a million dollars, has  been  sold  and  shipped, some' to Alberta, some to lire. United Slales, and  BOino has passod through  Vancouver.  Pursuant  to  the  legislation,   it  fe  statod  that two government, officials  were sent up the lino of ihe J'. (.!. ft.  to make an inventory of tho sawmills  locomotives,   tools,   dump   cars,   etc.,  , on  the  grade;   hut  these  men   were  recalled  before their work  was  half  completed, it is said.  The reason given is the the agree-'1  nioiit passed by the members of the  House and signed by the. government  and tho railway company was'not'in  accord with the negotiations which  are alleged to have taken place between tho company representatives  find Hon. JohnOliver as minister of  railways. When this conflicting condition of affairs camo to light 'the  government decided to disregard the  clause'in the agreement and, instead,  to hand over to the company the e-  GIVE '' SYRUP OF FIGS''  TO CONSTIPATED CHILD  ..         interest  throughout ihe province. Enabling  or corrective legislation may be proposed by the government, and, according to reports current, the opposition in the House is already preparing to demand a royal com mission of  enquiry into all the tacts of the alleged variation of the agreement.  The plant and equipment which  have been taken out of .tlie P. G T  country covers a wide range.' it' is  stated that one thousand tons of construction rails were sold to a Vancouver metal concern for $(H per ton.  Some other individual sales ran up to  hve figures, each, it is said.  The serious   misunderstanding   of,  tho matter, as it is today ollicially d(j-!l';liut nnS] epiHpmonl, as in   '���������'"'  "'"'   "' "' '    ""      '   "pass to  Delicious "Fruit Laxatfve'; can't; harm  tender little Stomach, Liver,  and Bowels.  Look   at   the   tongue,   mother.'"     If  coa-ted, your little one's stomach; liver  and   bowels   need   cleansing.- at   once;  When   peevish,   cross,   listless,   doesn't  sleep, eat or act naturally, or is feverish, stomach, sour, breath bad jv has sore  throat,  diarrhoea, full   of   cold,., give  a  teaapoonful    of   "California   Syrup   of  Figs,"--and in a few hours all the'foul,  constipated waste, undigested food  and  sour bilo gently moves out of its little  bowels without griping, and you have a  well,   playful   child   again.     Ask  your  druggist   for   a   bottlo   of   "California  Syrup   of   Pigs,"   which   contains   full  directions for babies, children of ail age?  and for grown-ups.  scribed in   Victoia,  extended,  it  will  be recalled, to tho newspapers. Published  reports of  the settlement   between, tho  I\ G.  E. and the government emphasized   the fact (hat construction material and outlit wore lo  be handed over lo the govern ment for  the intrpo.se of completing the line to  i'rineo Coorge and iu hiler extension  lo Peace River.     IJ u (. ihe newspapers  and   (ho .legislature aud   the  loxl   ol  ilnj-.HBrutNinjiii: wore    all     mistaken,  however, according to what is said to  no tho-l'roiuier'.S' recollection  of  his  negotiations;  and ,-upou     the    latter,  giving  the   company   the   equipment  amb material,  the cabinet has acted  trusting to secure endorsement at thc  next session of the legislature.  I     That (he ' contractors    had     been  permitted   by Hie government  to remove their-plant and equipment, in  violation  of   the   terms  of   Liio  statute,' was not-denied   by-acting  Premier   .'I.   \V.   doU.   Karris,   K.   U.,'  to  -whom'the  question1 was  referred.'  "I  am sorry that the etiquette cf  rhe situation.makes it impossible for  me  to  make  a  statement   upon   tlie  matter," said Hon.  Mr.  Farris.  "The  matter is one which arose in the department of railways,   which  is presided  over  by  Premier Oliver.     Under   the circumstances   it   would   be  discourteous and improper for mo to  make any statement in  the absence  ot the Premier,    1 can only say thai  the question is not one which  takes  us  by  surprise  and  that  when  the  Premier's explanation is made, either  at the opening of the legislature, as  i  believe had  seen  his  intention', or  before then if he so decides on  his  return, it will be found, 1 am sure,  that  the explanation  is  a   full   and  ample one which will satisfy both the  .legislature and the people oi" British  Columbia.;'      The acting premier.re-  fused to enter upon a discussion of  the matter,  which    relates    to    his.  chief's own particular department.  It is understood. from -persons  friendly to the .- government who  claim to know the facts of the case,  that th'3i discovery was not made  until after the. prorogation, of the  House that the agreement which had  been signed - by the parties and  sanctioned by the'legislature-was not  the same agreement which the Premier and the Foley, Welch & Stewart   representatives    later-   declared  to  run roughly as t'u.llous: During (!u>  negotiations for a sett lenient which  were conducted in person by lion.  John Oliver with the Foley, Welch &  Stewart representatives the minister  of railways agreed that .if a cash  payment of $750,000 was made together-with a transfer of all 'the  plant and equipment for the operation' of the road, then the contract-,  ors would bo allowed to r-amovo all  of their construction equipment.'   "  Hon. Mr. Oliver, so the 'recital  rims, drew, up his own form ol  agreement, and in the section which  was.'to cover, the apportioning of (he  road and construction plant insertrd  a clause    to the effect that all    the  a .schedule pro-  THE ' MAN   WHO   THINKS ^ HE   CAN  reach the farmers-worth reaching in this  part of the Fraser Valley without aclver-  , tising.in this paper \s���������mistaken.    ���������  ?;  ������',  to  ule annexed,, Was  vince.   ,  Having threshed o  ul  and'agreed  upon  Ihe  terms,  Hon.  Mr. "Oliver  is  said' to   have handed   over'  his  draft  agreement   with   alterations   to   the  l.nv:olli<;ers of the government to put.  into  bettor  legal  shape and,  to  stop  up   any   looplioelw.   -Apparently   ihey  did .(.he job, quite completely, 'for, as  the islory       runs,     raiding   that   the  wchodule  or inventory    referred     to  had- not   been  attached  or'received,  jhe;law olllcers re-'dralteil  clause .M  into what, a  lawyer terms "a:i omnibus .clause,"  covering  everything in  or upon or adjacont'to I ho line, etc.,  with the'idea of putting the province  in a favorable position  in, tho .event  of dispute over the items in the soiled  tile :whou it arrives.'  The re-'drafted agreement,' which  is-alleged to have gone further'than  ^the .bargain the minister ot railways  had made with (he Foley, Welch '&  Stewart people, was later signed by  the respective, parties,' primed upon  the legislative records-andan act embodying theagreoment -passed-without thc discovery being made by-eith-  er the. minister or thc Foley, Welch '  & Stewart officials that clause 14 contained anything that had not been a-  greed upon.  When the discovery was made, it  is said, the legislators" had departed  and the ��������� government' was' confronted  with the problem of whether to hold  Foley, Welch &��������� Stewart to the'forfeiture of their plant and- equipment  or to take the responsibility of disregarding the' statuteand carry out the  promise the Premier-had made, that  they should have their construction  equipment if a cash payment' was  made to the public treasury.    Taking.  very t armer who is worth while and has  ��������� ��������� money io spend is a subscriber to this  -'  family journal.- ���������   <  CIROULATlON-ralmosst every home in Mission, Hatzic, Sil.vcrdulc, Matsqui and other points in the surrounding district:   "25<,! to 35<; an inch, column width.  and  are  Provincial News Items  Kokanecs  are now   being  shipped'  from ^Glnislina' lake   (0   this  city   in '  great quantifies. .  They are ui' an-1:11-  usually  largo size this year, and  the  fish .eaters are happy, says the Grand  Forks Sun.  Snow   has  fallen   in  Ashcrol't  I other up  country places.    They  I also short of coal up country.  !     Neil McCallum of Grand Forks has  bec:i appointed police .magistrate. Jie  was  elected' sixteen  times  as  alderman.  The British Columbia Library Association. Victoria, 13. C. is making  arrangements whereby public libraries may be obtained in the-sinail-  outiying communities.  The Okanagan.Telephone Company  erected poles for thc line to cov-  bor was  iOO'.OOO  tlie  the view that the latter was  honorable course 'to adopt and- that  the legislature could be' counted on  to endorse, such, a ..change, instructions .we're sent out to release the-e-  quipment 'which' "provincial officials*  had-already seized arid'inventoried.  Such an' brief 'is said- to., be the  story of the remoyrJ of the 'equipment which. 1ms attracted.notice and  which promises to' provide 'some interesting discussion when the legislature meets.     '     -.....-  Phoenix had  one week.  lo deaths from .flu  has  or the Rack road fioutheast, of. Encler.-  by, and are now'ready to wire. A  force is also*"erecting poles for the  line tp"Mara, working north from ten-  derby. .      "  In recognition "of,the fine services  rendered by the city band last week  on the day of the peace celebration,  Jas. Vallance has sent that organization a complimentary letter accompanied by a cheque for $50.'  There are useful parsons. Rev.  F. .V. Harrison wielded the'axe' with  a mighty haiul for the benefit-of his  sick neighbors, whose home- fires  were kept, burning brightly through  his efforts.    .  . Statistics for November show that  , 76 deaths, 25 births and 2 marriages'  ��������� were ��������� registered at Nanainfo.- Gestionis fees collected''totalled '$16,760.  ! Raisin brandy to the amount' of  ���������j 11 0 gallons-and'.a Ford car belonging to Joe 'Albandos, Nanoose, 'have  been seized'-by .tiie provincial police  j at Nanaimo, ona'charge of illicit dis-  ! tilling. ���������'������������������-.  The fifth stern-wheeler built, at  Yarrows, Ltd., Victoria, for the Indian River service, has been completed and will be shipped in sections to  the Far East  by the O.  S. K.  iirier  Chicago  .Mam.  Spruce lumber for Sop'cm!  4.2:30,000 feel and'October f������,  is (he report from  Prince lUiperl.  The  Hossland  Mirier    has'   ciarsed  publishing a daily.- ���������'  Harry Tidy of Keremocs has raised ���������  2000 tons of (omato.es (his sermon.  The Mcintosh Reds bfbr. Ri'nVr of  Vernon averaged-,1 li' ounces each.-''  Up to last, month-32 Canadian;Soldiers had received the Victoria Cross  Five of them-were  from,. 3.   0. "and  I 15 of them were born in, the-Dominion.  Sandon raised $.150,000 with a population of 3 00.  There is talk of another i paper-  starting-in Cranbrook presumably in  the..interests of .the . Liberal"': party,���������  with M.' A. Eeale in. charge, They  must have money to-.burn.. Such,;pa'-  pers in small '.towns are nearly -always a failure.  It has been", computed that the, re- .  turns received by Periticto'n'growers '  during this season  together with"the'  v/ages  paid   by  the     fruit.. packing,,,  houses and-the transportation interests  for   fruit   haulage,   will   run ;/uO'  approximately $500,000. '���������,.���������  The Kettle Valley is getting material on the ground for. the extension  of its North Fork branch; two miles  above Lynch  creek  to  connect "with  the-tram from the Rock Candy fiuo'-  spar mine. ������������������ ������������������"  The salmon pack in District No^-2  in P.. G. this season -was..nearly one  million capos. The -pack, covering all  grades-of the. fish', is-approximately,  as follows:  Skecna..division,'' 370,'tf6o"  Naas division 14 5,000'; ,Centra'l- dlvhj-'  ion,  120,000;  Bella Co9la.'-'- divisigr},,,  80,000';'Queen-  Charlptte '  dJyjslgjfc-.'  100.000;Smiths IiUct'.divisiqri'^gjPpp.,  C. E. Lawrence. learns:by- tGlegrain^  from Ottawa what is" good news-for:  wool  growers  of. KamloopB "diptrict>'.  I that their" wool clip.sent! easViii care-  ! of the government, has- be.enVsold' in*  Boston on the basis of American, govern ment prices, July, T9,l 7.''.^   '   -._  John Hopp. one.qf the.best known  men'of  tho  Cariboo,  who"'"has  been  cirrying  on  hydraulic     mining,    rn  I.owhee   Creek,   will   winter   ir. .tlie,  soulh, '    '" ' ':[    .  The churches and schools .of  Penticton are still t-iosed on-account  cf the "flu". -  A party cf thirteen girls from N'ar  aaimo arc -working, in the Por;.; Air  berni fish packing -jstablishine.u.';;:-  - The Coal Creek Luiuber Cqmpijay.  of Alberni has closed its nuli until  the lumber iriarf-'c  settled.  The people. - 1" !  pcc.om.es-   mors  liii  ti-Lb  Ice ha  to tli:  /e. do-  i 'iios-  ueighborhoc-d  reaping lar^e profits to-day;  those who are developing it to-day  will be well remunerated in the future. Because the ysee more money  in cattle in the next few years than  ever there ^as been in the psst, far  sighted men 'aro hiving stock and  holding them. The enormous depletion that has been going on in Furore  for the last lour '-cars, and which is  now taking place on this continent,  has already -phir-ed good caltle at a  premium. The demand wiil not bo  modified by the termination of the  war. Tlifi) will be the time when tbe  herds will -have to be built up again.  And the building up .process will ro-  Mtiire years,   -All  this .joints to high  Ices for a long while to come, which  will benefit the man who is devoting  himself to the cattle business now.  Mure than in any otber. country;  perhaps, is there room for the expansion of the live stock industry in  Wtt.sierti Canada.. Here are still  enormous' areas of 'pasture lands  practically unused. Here can  most nutritious fodders ^e grown in  sufficient quantity tp support many  times tbe number of cattle row being  supported. For a number..>6t years  the ���������finishing- of cattle has beet, an  important phase In the eS'orts of a  comparatively few farmers, who  have found it a very paying, business  That more and mon fa mors are  beginning to realize how favorable  the conditions on the Canadian  prairies are to the finishing'of < ati"  ia uvideuced   by  the increase  in  iiid  j.tal at Kamloops.  A   farther- in  tin--  Black Loam'- near    Kamloops    mac-ie  nearly   20.0.0   poiu-'Ir.   o\'- butter   lost'  year, selling at t50c to 7f>(* a pound  The "flu" claimed eight victims "ha  seven days at Pen.ticton.    There.-.aws.'  about' 150 cases therewith eigh.teie.ij'.  deaths. .. \-  Claiming .th.ey suffcrr>(l - dani^e.  through non.-doHv.ery .of fa-.nIt 1,0 fjio  extent of $ l'7 6'f, Plunkett &" Sa-yQ^e  of Calgary aro suing .'f-laug.ht.0JU IJro'a.  of J'entlction, D. C- The if ml r.ofeiTod-  io was a car of peaches xin^l a GaiCof  Mcintosh Red apples.  farms  Two recent instances will show how  remunerative, the finishing of cattle  is proving to Western Canadian  tii-tiiurs. On March 4th last, James  Tuliy, a Manitoba farmer, purchased  twenty-five head of cattle weighing  ion an average' 1,040 pounds 1 head at  !'$ 10.10 a hundred pounds. Six months  later . the^e  js.te.ers-. :\vi!nt ,o.ver   the.,  the:scales showing an average weight of  1,-142.'; pounds, and.:- w^ne,- .^sold ; for  $14.00. The animals had no special  care. When taken to Mr. Tu.liy's  farm they "were allow.ed to 'help them-l  selves to the strawstacks until the  grass began to grow. No grain was  given to them. They were practically  grass fed steers. An avt rsge gain of  four hundred and two' pounds per  head was made, and with t e increase  in price .of $4.5.0 a -hundred -pounds,  fj  the  gross  pi'Qfit -on -the -transaction  the  END STOMACH TR0UBU,  GASlS OR DYSPiPSIA  wp.s $105.56 a head,"'.'the purchase ja:4istance. of more than, two hundred  price being $1,05.04 a. head, and the j miles, was just over $62 a head, or  selling prictr :$21.01..G0. "The total ex-[nearly $2,500 for the lot.' Theywere  peiises,  includilig commission n't the sold last' month for $5,000 at the local  time of buy ing,,-freight-loathe'farni:.-  eare on the.-iuir.go,..ti-e:gh,t.Xq.-tiu\rkcti  feed and care in :t^e^mar;:p't''aud^commission oh":ithe sale,'1 was lesn than  $10, so that 'tiie'-net profit w-as alii.osl  one hundred- per -cent.'; ���������"- - - .-, ,-.���������  '��������� W. LI. Dayidscri,.of Senia.c, S������.skat:  chewan, has' even better': 'resiiitj; to  show on "forty head- of- tiat-tlo '\vhicn  he purchased-'-at ^hs -.Union Stpc-k  Yards at,-\Wnnip^g?a litils oy.cr^ a  year ago.   On t^ese steers lis claims 1  ���������>rl  J  station.;   As ;was .the  case with  Mr.  Tully's,  cattle. .those , animals   were  given  no  grain.   During the -'wiiitor ;.���������;  they were" fed on'brah'and straw,.and.,  from the spring onwards ^finished on  fcrass.. :   .   .., '...���������.' :" '  Mr/.Davidson showed his; faith. i-a ���������  the' -business" :by: Imhieaiately- -buyinjs ���������-������������������.  ss'vehty-head of-tW'.o year o.ld .sleeps..,  at   Winnipegi .   -The   price   he'-'parJ.'*  worked out at jan average of $69il0 a ���������>  head, but he expects that his percent-.  to have made a ''nct'-pro^t of -.Ifjtr'dr.e'J la'ge'of profit on-'these animals will ,1,0  per cent.    Their total cost, includ.ias j equally as great,, is jiot.greater, thas  th������. freight lrom -Winnipeg 4o Senlac, j oa the cattle ho has sold .this.year.''  "Pape's Dlapjjfwlq" makes alck, jfoiir,  gassy stomachs ..surely /eel -find  ' ��������� '' in flv������ rnihutes."  If what you juat ate is sourjng ,on ,  ypur  stomach  or  lies like a  lump .oi;  lead,   or  you j :bfilch ; gab nnd .ocuotate-'-  sour, undigcBted:food, or Jiave a -feolihg :  of dizziness, heartburn, fullness, -nausefij  bad  taste  in mouth aDd stonfach-'nea^-  ache, you can get relief in five; minutes  by neutralizing _acidity.   Put an end"to  such stomach distress' now by griper *  large fifty-cent case ,oi Pape's Diajpepsua  fr.om  any  drug ,.store.v^ You   realize dn  ���������five minutes ho.w .n<.;edl-2.-s -.it-jia to puS&e  from indigestion, dyspfpsiaor,any stomach disorder caused by-food iermcntaiioiu  due to- excessive acid ia stomach, 'PAG'te ST*  II ' The mil,estate operator and agent know, that every  m piece ot! property on their lists is a "bargain" for SOMJfl-  ||] ONE���������for someone who lives here, or hereabouts or conies  from the prairies.  The landlord knows that his tenantless store or office,  or house, or apartment is exactly what SOMEBODY is  looking for���������somebody who MAY live    actually    in    the  neighborhood.  The householder, with a  furnished room    to    rent,  knows that to SOMEONE in town it would appeal as' the  ^nrefriest "one-room home" possible to find.  %  longer personally needed,  the chanco  to  buy  town  culcl be welcome.  The owner of  5C(1  but useful"  Knows  11 at ci  article of value, no  .���������at, to SOMEBODY in  reasonable  cash  price  For all ol" these ]H,<>]>!fy advertising in tfeis non'S-  ijjipt'r silYords (he only pnjctJHi! way to ihnl Uwir  especinl ''Hoiiu'Wodies*5���������(<> go in<o ihe crowd ������nd  pick out,  unerring  \y, (lie "rigStt people."  NOT   WILLIAM   WALLACE  mtUCK   McINNKS'  LAXA STAIIItHI) IS  MYllThK'WEFA)  'LAY  "Weaver of Dreams,"' the Metro  picturization ol xMyrtle Reed's novel  of the sam;a name, which will he  shov.-n at the Victory Theatre on  Tuesday is exceptionally well adapted as a starring vehicle for winsome  Viola --Dana, who appears as Judith  Sylvester.  This role is a simple and lovable  country girl like "June" in Miss  Dana's .great success, "Blue Jeans."  and tho'part is very similar in its  appeal and human interest. "Weaver  oi' Dreams" is a story of the heart  and Miss Dana excels in her characterization. Thc action takes place  in a rural community filled with  quaint types of humanity, where, a-  mid simple surroundings, a drama of  tho human heart is played and reaches its dynamic denouement.  TO  KAVK  is Tin:  I JIG   FA Mi  AGAl.V  AIM OK WKSTMIiVSTKK  S5-:  TLKUtt mUYES OUT  OF '01HTU1CT  18  CLAIM  That settlers 'in large numbers  have  been ���������driven out of the-Prince  George district, although they were  which was surveyed seven or eight  years ago having fallen down or he-  ahiiiy to secure' accurate information from the government regarding  op<.n land, the corner -stakes of land  men   of  splendid   pioneer  stock   and  possessed of capital, is tlie assertion  of A. W. Wright, who has- been in  that district for the last eight years.  He attributes this condition to income burned and survey lines generally having become obliterated  while the government has no one  there to show land to the laud seekers.  Roads and trails are an urgent  need,'he says, and he suggests that  tiie government should co-operate  more with the land-owners who have  spent much money and years of effort to induce people to settle in  tnat   part  of   British   Columbia.  "Arc we going to have a fair next  year? We certainly are," declared  Mr. A. C. Welsh, president of the Ii.  A. & I. Society, at the Board of  Trade meeting when the question  -was asked him.  Mr. Welsh said that, the annual  ���������meeting will be held in January,  and it was the intention to-issue letters asking for an expression of op-  ���������iiiion from exhibitors and others interested as to the advisability of resuming operations. The decision  ���������will ho made at the annual meeting  but he has no doubt that it will be  to begin in     1919. However,    he  -warned his hearers that it will take  a tremendous amount of work to  ,'bring the provincial- exhibition back  to where it was, and a good deal of  money will have to be forthcoming.  Tiie buildings are in bad shape, and  wiil have to be put in condition a-  gain. He appealed for the wholehearted support of all the citizens.  Mr. D. E. McKenzio, secretary  and manager, spoke on the same lines  He indicated that the question of finances will- have to be taken up with  the city council, and also expressed  the opinion that a substantial grant  from trie provincial government will  bo needed.  Some people .are of the impression  thai thc W. it. Mclnnes is our own  | "Billy" Mclnnes the great Laurier  j politician of last election 'who has  been appointed, to the post of civil  service commissioner. Although Billy and John probably fought in the  same boat last election the latter has  not yet seen fit to give \V\ "W. B. his  reward. The W.'l-l. Mclnnes who  has received the appointment mentioned above is probably not any vq'-  Iation of the ex-judge.  This is for the benefit of the new-  coiners who know only one by the  name of Mclnnes, when there is a  W in. front of it.  Provincial and General  PLATFOKM   OF  AGRICULTURISTS  WINNIPEG, Dec. 2.���������Six resolutions forming the eleventh plank of  the Canadian Farmers' Economic  platform passed on Friday evening  by the Canadian Council of Agriculture, were announced Saturday by  Norman P. Lambert, secretary.  These resolutions complete the  platform arranged by the council  during the conference.  One of tho resolutions urges the  placing in the field at the next gen-  Mr. Vanbuskirk, of Princeton has  taken over the A. E. House store.  Major It. J. Burde, M. C, has announced himself as independent soldier candidate for the Alberni seat  at the coming by-election. He is a  newspaper man and has been mayor  of Alberni.  Drilling in the Snowstorm Group  of the Highland Valley has been a-  warded to the International Diamond  Drilling Contracting Company, so announces the minister of mines, Hon.  William Sloan.  Mr. AV.-E. Potter, Duncan, has sold  his 100 acre ranch at Semonos to  Messrs Robertson and Spencer of  Victoria, who will probably farm it  next spring.  The department of marine advises  mariners that the Middle Bank  Lighted Beacon, Nanaimo harbor,  has been destroyed. A. black platform buoy showing a white fixed  light, will be placed as soon as possible to mark the position. Until  this buoy is placed the shoal is being  marked by an anchored boat showing  a white light.  Rev. Thos Oswald, pastor of the  Presbyterian church at Merritt who  contracted influenza while attending  Indians ill at Shulus hospital, and  who has been very ill for the past  week with pnuernonia is improving.  ma. X.  LOUG'MFKI)  nii'js  is  HOSPITAL  Lougheed,  wife of ex-  Lougheed,   of   Maple  the Royal Columbian  Westminster,   Satur-  ���������Alrs.  N.  S.  Itc-ovo   N.   H. .-  Pidge, died in  Loapjt.al,   New  (kty i:,or:iu:g.  '!1h<' late.' Mrs, Lougheod was 25  year.", of age. She was a daughter of  Mr. James Selkirk, chief forest ranger in the I'>omiiii������m. forest service,  and himself .a'former reeve of.Maple  Ridge, where the family..- is weil  known. She leaves four sisters, one  in Vancouver, one in Ketchikan,  Alaska, and two in New Westminster  and three brothers, Karl, Laird and  rl nomas,   all   overseas.  The death of Mrs. Lougheed iias  cast, a gloom over Port Haney and  Port Hammond, and the flag is half  masted on the municipal hall. Before  going to New Westminster recently,  Mrs. Lougheed was very active in  Rod Cross and other patriotic work  in Maple Ridge, and she was highly  esteemed by a wic.e circle of friends.  THE  ABBOTSFORD  POST,   ABBOTSFOPt),, \\ -ft.  eral election of caadidat.es who wL  support, tho..platform enunciated' bj  the'Canadian Council of Agriculture  Following are the new resolution!,  passed Friday night:  ��������� "That, the, council recognizes thv  great importance of such an educational system as- will train'the-rising  genera tion in the highest ideal oi  citizenship, and' that we co-operate  with those who are promoting a national congrerj o'.i' education:  "That this codicil approves strongly of the work done by' the laboratory in .Winnipeg ,and urge upon, the  dominion government the, elaboration'and extensions of the system ' oi  laboratories for making accurate  milling and baking tests'of Canadian  wheat in order to secure more ncar-  y the intrinsic 'value of the wheat  upon the market: ,-     <u,  . "That thc executive take steps to  investigate the conditions surrounding the marketing of stock, particu-  ���������la rly tho various items'' of expense  thai are charged against shipments:  "That.tho post discharge allowance  to returned soldiers be increased lo  cover a period of six months instead  ol three months. ��������� ���������  "That the executive be given authority to take action in connection  with any movement toward national  standardization of text books In the  schools in  Canada:  "This council recommends to the  provincial associations that1 they take  action in whatever manner they deem  advisable to secure the nomination  aud election of candidates al. Ihe  next federal election who will endorse and support. the platform  adopted by this council."  ZZffipjiZttCZg&jiSS^^ 'l|f"''" "������"'���������  wwwim ������*������ r J *  5\  Our ad vice ;to our regular customers  and any prospective customers, is to  buy their Christmas Groceries  '   We have Xmas Puddings and Cakes,  'Xmas Candy and all kinds of Nuts���������  supplies limited in the, latter line.  ..  , Don't forget your Daily Bread.  Muoimc  No.   8-5JUG*'8  LU'ouho  No.   fi-1088  K  LEE,.  Grocer   and   BaKer  ���������MBgrfflrwe  9>  ^gffjgag^^  itriftfencEnawi w*������  595  81  s  ee me now  about that Insurance  ������      ������  IP IP'  rii  IP.  iLLAC-  95  r  I have a large andjsplenclid' s.u.pply. of.  Raspberry Canes i'or so-lc at/low pMees.  Finest quality.  "'Abbotsford  mw*ihhww?w������, w.-j������jrf������MMW������^^g-.'w,'w." Tttrr^r  ���������zrr-wav-itbv mA.-c.,  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly; Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY,   PROPRIETOR  HUNTiNGDON,  B  C.  i���������Kft������������rin,n^i>  I  fABBQISFORD   DISTRICT I0ARD OF   TRADE  President, Hope Alanson    Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford. B. C..  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding ma-mafacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  tike district, and industries already established, nj  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  MORE  CAMOUFLAGE���������Road  screen by wliicli  Canadian  Scouts  are  able to make observations without being'seen by 'l-Jie enemy.  m  ���������iff  I  I  4  ;"������'f  ������������������������

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