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 \\,-s '  1.       VICTORIA  ! Provincial Library  <z,0  With wKicli is incorporated  -The rtuntingdloh Star"  VoI.iXXV., No. 8.  Abbotsford, B. C, Friday, Dc/^iber 15, 1922.  JI.OOTPer Annum,  mS'SHffHS  ,'<t������'j*'j-^-t������ :������.  >.."i^. ��������������� i   I'M    ii',',  |;   Before going out of town look   oyer our,ex;  |  cellent stock of Xmas Toys and   Goods   suitable  for Xmas presents: ,   ',!,  .;[  Me guarantee QUALITY and SERVICE  "Pioneer store r. dcsMazes  AimOTHLORD AND WHATCOM ROAD .     .'  Phone 16 '    '    . Farmers 1913  TheJLeghlatiire  .--The  uiirtor Dr^  Legis  i'Olll-  K.  MT. LEHMAN W. I.  GIVE FINK CONCECRT  The',first of December was a red  letter.day ln the annals of Mt. Lehman ari'd\neighboring districts when  a-play entitled "The Old Maids'  Convention" was' presented :by the  ladies q|' the Mt. Lehman W,omen's  Jnetijtute.' \f\\e .Lookout Committee  of, this 'Convention reported' the  names p^ several, o������ the local bachr  elors'^and t,heir .prospects of becoming. bened,lc&,"-while the ^ Ways ana  Means Committee. .devised methods  to entrap tlie wily ones" and recommended /the, different charms and  love/philters^ suitable to':' each'^ase!  The -different artistes,l quaintly costumed, displayed wonderful ability  and 'held the~ .audience spellbound  for two'- hours: ������" Special     mention  SCHOOL CONCERT IS  SPLENDID  SUCCESS  - must be madejrif <Mr,s.;H.. Taylor., -wlio   H        ohristmad < Fairies   Mi<*s   ,Mp-  One of the best school- concerts  ever held in Abbotsford was given  In the'Theatre on Thursday evening  under the direction of tiie Abbots-  for'd School staff. The opening" address was made by Lloyd Vannetta,  who in a few well .chosen words welcomed the-audience on behalf of the  school....^ -. '  The programme was an exceptionally good one, and was splendidly  given by the pupils, and consisted of  the following items: . Piccaninny  chorus, Miss Manning's class; recitation, Mary- Reams;' vocal duet,  ���������Bettie HaddreH and Mamie Bennett;'  Japanese chorus, in costume, Miss  Mutrie's1 class; Sailor's song, Miss)  Mutrie's  class;     recitation,     Sidney  'as a>' man-hater (so contrary - to  "*,w;omen 's' natmjre)';.. Mrs. - Gams by,  sister,;president of the convention,  ; 'displayed:great tact,and resburceful-  "'j-aess'-in-appeasing and mollifying the.  Aspirants 'to"matrimony. Mrs. Forrester," Mrs'.' FeaTh, : Mrs'. Oswald,  Mrs. Bennett,. Mrs: Lewis, Mrs. Roy  Lehman, Mrs.- Tucker, Mrs. McMor-  ran, and the Misses Owen and Mac-  phail ail acted with remarkable talent and ability. Besides the solos  rendered delightfully by Mrs.. Roy  Lehman and Mrs. McMorran, a  reading by Miss Stafford, a Grecian  dance J)y Miss Ferguson and. piano-  ' forte selections by Miss Taylor were  greatly appreciated. Mrs. Gardner  as professor Pinkerton with her  "Electric Transformer (her)" magically changed some of the old maids,  but the' transformer's resources were  overtaxed When-one worthy spinster wished to ' become a man. It  should be "v mentioned that the  chorurses sung during the convention as well as the solo by Mrs. H.  Taylor and the .recitation by Mrs.  J. D. Fearrrwere composed by members of the cast. Much credit is due  . Miss Forrester for' her able management of this laughable farce. A  - dance followed the supper, splendid  music being, rendered by Morgan's  four-piece orchestra from Abbotsford.     ,  The many friends of Mr. George  H. W. Ashwell of Chilliwack, who  was taken seriously ill on Nov. 2"7th,  will be glad to**hear that he is now  making rapM progress.  Buy .your    Christmas    I'rfRents in  Abbotsford.  Mr.  Arthur    Dolby  friends in Abbotsford.  is       visiting  Orchestra; , vocal solo, Miss Mable  -AWer;, "chorus,-"-Miss ' Archibald's  class; pianovtrio, . Phylis'Whitchelo,  -Hazel .Vannetta and Violet Rucker;,  drill (French Minuet), Miss Archibald's class; 'recitation, Ear,l ,Kerr;  chorus (John Brown's" ,Baby), "Miss  McPhee's'Class; selection, Abbotsford Orchestra; Crow's song; Miss  Evan's class; violin solo. Walter Mc-  jlnnes; Bar Bell Drill, Mrs. McDow-  I all's class; chorus (To-day's Monday), Miss McPhee's class; dialogue,  Maurice Brydges and Lloyd Vannetta; chorus, (Old McDonald Has a  Farm), Miss Archibald's class;  piano trio, Peggy Hill, Margaret Mc-  Gowan and Flossie Hunt; Laughing-  chorus, M'rs. McDowall's class; selection, Abbotsford Orchestra a,nd  God Save the King. Mr. J.J. McPhee,  secretary of the Abbotsford School  Board, acted as chairman and enlivened the crowd with jovial re7  marks.  The teachers who had trained the  children and are responsible for the  success of the evening included, Mrs.  ���������M'cDowall, principal, Miss Manning,  Miss McPhee, Miss Mulrie, Miss  Evans and Miss Archibald.  After the concert supper was served and dancing was enjoyed until an  early hour, the music being supplied  by the Abbotsford Orchestra.,  The accompanlests during the  programme were Miss McMenemy,  Miss Evans and Mrs. Bedlow. The  ���������proceeds of the evening will be used  for the purchase of a clock and  blinds for the new school.  -This is sure cold wealher for a  "Sparrow"���������the proper time to  stick around a feed store, and  "Birdie" says, "I am 'rearin' to  go.'  "  ^,-,V; MOTOR OILS  ^ '   ^MAKES A GOOD GAR BETTER"  : ������������������..:.'' We supply the best   stations in this   district.   Call at  the red ball sign. -  . v VICTORIA, Dec. ;14  mittee oil agriculture  C.^MacdonahV reported to the  latiiro on Tuesday, IthrotigViMr. Tho-  imaV! Men'ziesy";'secretary,, endorsing  Oriental exclusidn'-'and (Jailing "for a  "system of carefully selected' immi-  gration'.as essential to the. proper  uovelopment' ' of ' the '' agricultural  areas pj^'the province."_.&���������;-        '   - ���������  Other recoihmepdatiohs' made to  the Legislature after meetings with  the advisory board of 'farmers' institutes, representatives ,of .the United Farmers of B. C. a'nd/.ihdepond-  ent- agriculturists are:    ;"( ' ' -  Exemptions to farmers}'under the  personal property tax to ?be'increased to $2000.' ���������     ' " *i ���������'  Appointment- of two-'- farmers    to  thcTGanie Board.' ]���������' '      '   "   ;  Bounty!; on "crows fo be'discontinued, except.In districts where,a majority of the residents petition for its  retention.       _��������� /J.    '.  Extension by the government of.  the policy of appointing!district .agriculturists, particularlyt|n" the more  remote parts of the, province.  Careful and sympathetic, consideration for the v.req"uest'|of thefBrit-  ish Columbia berry growers ' for assistance in establishing pre-cooling  plants..��������� .'������������������ ���������-��������� ..;-���������';"')'-     ' if  Elimination of,. the, rwords , "not  less"'than' ten' acres." infthe definition of farmer".in the;Game Act;  * ^Nothing dealing 3vi.tli.an 'antidumping law to protect-fruit-growers  of^the'-Okanagari-' is- Jn^the , report;  Tne~"'commit^ee"'r^^^^  unable to come to a ^inaT. decision-.a*  between ftie policy urged by. Dr^Mac-^  donald and'that advocate^-tiyrv.G;o"l/  Fred Lister.  __ ' ������������������',  \J'< ij.i,i''j>.?\ ,''";  A. supplementary report'-wiilj'';d<?al  with this situation, however.  '���������' ;  To provide some protection to .investors throughout '���������British-Columbia  who put their -money into shares of  new companies, Attorney-General  Manson on Tuesday" introduced - a-  mendments to the Companies Act to  compel promotors to furnish invest  ors' with information about the financial standing of the company.  "Very often we have those least  able to bear it subscribing to stocks  that are valueless," the attorney-gen?  oral said. "This will goat least some  distance to eliminate conditions that  lead up to-this sort of thing, as it  will make it obligatory to;those behind the companies to give the information the investor should have."  Extra-provincial companies are al  so  included  under the attorney-general's amendments.  One    amendment    provides    that  "where the public are invited to become members of a company or the  debentures  of a company are being-  offered to the public for. subscription  or purchase and no prospectus is issued in relation to such membership  or debentures,    and where any person calls at any house,-office oivother  places and invites and obtains an application or    subscription    for    any  such membership or debentures,    he  shall  forthwith  deliver to each .person from whom ho obtains such    application or subscription a statement  in writing, as is by the act required  to be contained in a'prospectus.      It  shall be the duty of the company,-oiv  where the person    so calling    is an  agent, tho duty of his principal,    to  provide copies of such statement,"  HOSPITAL RECEIVES  KKU1T AND   VEGETABLES  The matron, . Miss* K. Campbell,  and those in charge of the M.-S.-A.  Hospital are grateful'i'or the donations and kindly remembrances during the month of , November. A  much appreciated gift of an invalid  chair was received from the E. Tr������-  theway family,- per Mr. Leslie Tre-  theway. This was a real necessity  in the hwspital and has been put to  immediate  use.,. ','  1 Thanks1 and appreciation    are due  those who helped in any way:    following, is" a .'list of donations for the  past month:     Vegetables, Mr.  W. S.  Hill-Tout;     magazines, Dr. ���������- T.>;  A~.-  Swift;    -vegetables,    Mrs.;   Marrot;  fruit, Mrs.'.!. R. McDonald,', Kilgard;  magazines,-    .Mrs  'Alma- Gallagher,  Matsqui;-'magazines,    Matsqui.   Gar-  .age; potatoes, Mr. A. M..Hamf-Cftiy-  burn;  game, Mr. Walters; fruit, Mr.'  John' McPhee. Vegetables,   pota  toes and preserved fruit "was received  from the'bazaar which was donated  >by the Matsqui Institute, and the  Upper -Sumas ��������� and Huntingdon Institute. ^1 box of bulbs,-- bazaar; 1  'tin coffee, bazaar; potatoes, Mrs.-  Thos. Jackson;' magazines, Mrs. J.  Brydges. -  COST OF FACULTY  SHOWN TO BE $475,307  PROVINCE WILL PRESENT  CLAIM TO DOMINION  '   VICTORIA,     Dec.    12.���������Approval  of ihe motion presented to the Legislature by Mr. F. W.    Anderson    to  the    effect    that    the    Legislature  should ��������� immediately present a claim  for.a���������graQt <of money,to the'Domin-  ;fon'"for^the'***replacement and -recon-.  -'stKU������tipn..of .the    destroyed portions  Jo^jtKe'Old, Cariboo Road, from-Hope  ���������'���������^Spen'qe's- Bridge, consequent- upon  -.driftage -Jdone to that highway during  the-''construction of the C. P. R. and  C, N.--R.' railways, was approved    in  ..the 'House yesterday afternoon.  *-^Mr. -J.  W.  DeB ���������  Farris    had adjourned the debate on. ' Friday last,  but yesterday     afternoon-he-stated  he did .not desire to press/the debate  and^w'as willing to suppprt^the, motion; which was . put to>,'t^.~ House  and-, carried. -<-..     ~..-'~'r"&.*:  VICTORIA, Dec. 13.���������Since the  inception of the faculty of'Agriculture at the University of British Columbia up to March 31, 1922, it has  cost the taxpayers of the "province  no less than $475,307.95, while the -  graduates up till that period amount  to only 18. This information was  brought out in a series of questions  made by W. A. McKenzie, -Conservative member for Similkameen, to  Hon. Dr. MacLean, Provincial Secretary. In attendance at the present  session of the University were - 32 ,  first year students', 18 second year,  14 third year,'12 fourth year, ��������� and  graduates numbering 8, making- a  grand total of 84.  "This shows were the money - is  going to," stated Mr. Alex D. Pater-  son, member for Delta, ' yesterday,  when discussing the situation in the ���������  legislative corridors. "The ponten-.  tion that I have raised during the  past two.years that the department  is costing too much has been justified by, the, above figures. While I  am not adverse to any boy getting" a  university education,. I maintain  that the cost of the present system  is far in excess "of, the amount the  people "of British Columbia can  stand for."   > .    ,  The meeting of    the W. A. of the  M.-S.-A. Hospital which was to have  been held at Matsqui on    Thursday  afternoon last    was    postponed    on  account of the   cold   weather. - The  regular meeting of the W. A. of the,.   ���������  M.S.A., Hospital will be held'in the    -���������  Bank of  . .Montreal..-.-Chambers,J pn^v-.j  Vvednesday'    afternoon, ��������� December^,'���������;;'���������  20th, at 3 p.m. ��������� ���������-;'    ..V$n-  The radio at-the Abbotsford Garage was receiving messages on Thursday from Los Angeles, Salt Lake City  vand Chicago. You should hear Johnson tell you all about it.    He can.  Services will be held in St. Math-  ew's Anglican Church at Abbotsford'  every Sunday night at'7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.   ,   , . ,  On  Thursday  Theatre a union  tertainment will  the Presbyterian  evening in the  Christmas tree en-  be held���������in which  and    St.    Mathews  Imperial Products Always At'Your Service  Phone, 53 or 25X  masmmaaiam  Sunday Schools will take part, also  the children, of Great War Veterans. There will'be no admission  charge and all will be 'welcome. The  parents of the children are requested to provide the refreshments for  the supper "which will be served at  5 .p.'. m. ". . (-'.': ;: -������������������'-  .    Buy your Xmas  botsford.  Presents;;'in -Ah-  The Comox Argus says that, the.  Comox Potato now. rivals the Ashcroft potato The latter is selling  potatoes at $14 a ton while the  Comox 'spud" tips the market price  at ^27.50.    Some difference!  Eh!  We have just completed Ihe opening out and  placing in stock a large consignment direct from  Eastern manufacturers-, and are prepared to meet  your every requirement.  Ladies and Children's Handkerchiefs in  :''Edncu\'BoxesJi'om\hpei\lsupy     *  y'" Ladies' Silk Underwear,   Camisoles,   Boudoir Caps, etc.  TOYS and DOLLS of every kind and description.  '   Men's Overcoats���������some exceptional   values  in Tweed and Eanci) Patterns.  '.     ���������������������������������  Winter Caps, Underwear, Socks, Boots and  Rubbers.  ������  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'^ "STORE OF QUALITY"  - .el  M  i\  ���������1M  I  1  1-  Y/.  \ sr^rvjl  PAGE TWO  /, ,'i'HB ABfeOTSFOKD f OST  =n=  TUB ABBOTSFORD POW  Published Every Friday  I  J. A. BATES. Editor and Proprietor  r������c  FRIDAY,   D!iJClfl.\l313H 15,   ,922_  It  is  reported     that  an American  hunch  of capitalists are    after    the  P. CI.  E. and with  the    usual    land  grants,'etc., will take tlie railway off  the hands of thc government,    it is  hoped     that    the    government   will  drive a good deal  with    these    men  and thus got back the money placed  Into  this road.     Giving it    away  at  any price at the present time might  be a great,    popular    movement    but  should these men  make a success of  it, there would be the after-cry that  might make the provinco 'look easy.'  As' a government owned  road     it  will never be a success,    and will be  a sink hole for    millions    that    the  people will  never get an accounting  for,  if the present, investigation    in  the   legislature   is   any   criterion.  As a corporation owned railway  there is just a possibility that it  would pay into the provincial treasury enough within' the next one  .hundred years to repay the province  for the worry it has already caused.  ' There must be good land, along the  railway or within'a radius of it  that could be developed in order to  make business for the road;- and  when joined to a transcontinental  would be an asset to the province in  the hands of a real business" organization; but we doubt if it will ever  be a real asset as' a government proposition.    .  All men in this free country ar������  entitled to their views, so long as  those views are not contrary to the  laws of the country. No , man, no  matter whom he may be has the  right- to, above all 'things, belittle  the flag of his country.  ln the provincial legislature the  other .day the Socialist member for  Newcastle referred to the Union  Jack, the flag of the country which  he as.'a member of parliament, represents in the provincial legislature, as " a rag." Also that a flag  pole was a "useless piece of expenditure" to our schools.      In the fame  ��������� breath he is reported as saying that  - he  "left ,the Old    Country ,  because  - oft conditions'* there."       He. said   lie  had-nothing-, to    retract    in1   making!  the statement.  We say. that the laws' of this  country  should   be' such,   and, there  ��������� is ample opportunity during any par-f  liamentary session either at  Ottawa'  for'Victoria;- that no man who did  not respect the flag ,of his country  could sifc among our legislators.  It is'a serious'matter that a man  who has been elected by the people  should be guilty of making such a-  statement. Some will say that we  are wrong in making reference to  it. We have heard the same statement outside the , legislative halls,  indicating that the member of Newcastle is only one of a number -who  spread such propaganda in this lair  province of ours.  There is nothing that compels any  man to live in B. C. or Canada unless  he be in jail. And when he"finds the  people of a country do honor their  flag as do the people of B. C. he  should sink his ideas and opinions  in,this respect and either do in  "Rome as Romans do" or    hold his  "Yap."  ;He says that he left the Old Coun-  tr| because of conditions there. By  such statements is' he making this  country any better by his presence?  We think not. He is trying to make  the conditions similiar to the ono4  he - left, which he intimates he detests, o  We admire , Mrs. Smith for the  stand she took in calling on him to  "retract his statement." We think  Premier Oliver might go further and  -unless, the member did retract his  statement-that his seat be declared  vacant. And if another Socialist is  elected at the next election with similiar Ideas he also be unseated. We  should carry the war right into the  camp of those who belittle the flag  of this country.  Loan's Magazine an account was given of the organization of the Fascis-  ti by the middle classes' of Italy to  fight tho. Communists and of the  striking success of their operations.  The party has recently- come into  still greater prominence and their  leader Mussolini hat been called  upon by tho King to form a government. Tho present position of the  party is dealt with in Current Opinion.  "The loader of the Fascisti," we  'are told, "is one Benito Mussolini,  whoso name, until recently, , was  unknown outsido his native land.  Before then he was a Socialist and  director of Avanti, a Socialist journal, but he fought bravely against  Austria, displaying that kind of labor patriotism with which Americans arc familiar inv Samuel Gom-  pers, French in Aristide Briand, Rus  sians in Alexander .Kerensky and  Britishi n Arthur Henderson. Returning after the Armistice to .journalism, Mussolini, who is even now  only 38 years old, became editor of  the Popolo d' Italia, through which  newspaper he organized the Fas-  cio Nationale dei Combatenti, * or  British .in Arthur, Henderson, ' rts-  scmbliug not so much the Klu Klux  Klan, with its curious secret mummery, as������the A;merlcan Legion. The  Fascisti are open and spectacular hi  their operations:  "The fact, that the Fascist! are  national and even republican rather  than monarchical should be more  clearly appreciated, because it is  apt to be obscured by use whieh  Royalists outside Italy are making  of   the   movement. ���������������'  "ln Italy, demonstrations usually end in making history. It was so  with Rienzi, who rose from eloquence to power. It was so with  Savonarola who, as a monk in Florence, ruled that city for a time from  his' pulpit. Garibaldi paraded his  way to immortal" fame. And now  it is not too much to say that Mussolini, with a million men at his  back, has more influence' than the  King.  "Two circumstances', have, lent  influence to the Fascisti. The' first  is the weakness of traditional politics in, Italy. Finance is deplor-:  able. The   post   office ' and '-rail  way have turned profits into .'.losses. There is waste and there is pilferage. ��������� The second circumstance  is Communism. Italian Labor has  declared affiliation with. the Third  Itornational of Russia and had seized cities and industries', with a disastrous effect upon production and  commerce. The revolution in the  northern provinces thus caused' a  contrary and not less - violent reac  stimulant which, helps, wash  away the poisons which cause  diseaso and contaminate our  systems.,  oth. Tomatoes arc now prescribed  for Diabetes' and Uright's disease.  Doctors Agree At Last  Doctors,not''only agree upon these  facts, .but scientic 'research,-proves  these statements'. Just think of  doctors agreeing. Never again will  you be able to safely say that doctors disagree,  for they actually    <U>  agree.  They have buried the hatchet;  they are smoking the pipe of peace,  grudges have been forgotten; they  are,sitting in a solemn conclave of  brotherly love; in a circle of scientific serenity;, and in the centre of  that, magic' circle is the innocent  yet seductive cause of this professional phenomenon���������rthe most ���������ancient food product of the vegetable  kingdom���������the Tomato. Wonderful.:  do you say.?'. ������ xYes, indeed���������truly  wonderful, for- good doctors have  unanimously .'discovered that tomatoes are the best health food that  grows, and that they are agreed on  tho subject is the really big .thin?  to recognize. ���������  Tomatoes���������-For Constipation1  Is our story done? It is hardly  begun. What' would you say if  you were told that tomatoes are  now the favorite prescription of  many of the most eminent physicians in the world for constipation.  Think of the blessing in being able  to diygard, drugs, pills and powdevn  ami find a natural and certain .cure  for constipation in���������tomatoes. And  here is the, scientific reason as explained by Doctor Arnoid Lorand  of Carlsbad, Austria: "Tho effect  referred to is iiv part attributable  to the seeds which abound In the  heart of the vegetable and which  exercise a sort of natural massage  action on the . intestinal mucous  membrane.  Tomatoes���������If You're Too Fat  . Suitable for Berry farms  For sale by B. ,C. Telephone Company, corner Fronl and Wylic Streets,. Vancouver, a quantity ol' second hand No. 12 gauge galvanized  iron vvire, price 3c per lb. '  This wire is particularly suitable for jLise   on  fruit and berry farms.   For further particulars,  lease enquire' G. 13.   Rickards,   Supervisor   of  upplies, B. C. Telephone Company, Phone Sey-  please  S ..  mour 6070  British Columbia Telephone Company  Are you too fat? Are you a sufferer from what the medical man  calls obesity? If so, then, stock  your larder with good canned tomatoes, and indulge to your heart's  content, for many, doctors now pr*--  claim that the tomato is the swiftest, surest 'and most certain remedy  for'obesity that we have. This  might be a surprise to you, but is  is scientifically and genuinely true,  and'"fa.t folks'"; still clinging to the  hope of coming back to the "pale  and interesting" without drugs  and'without starving, may do so on  the pleasantest   prescription    of  tor  matoes.  Equally wonderful is the scientific statement'$iiat'-) you may eat as  much of tomatdes 'as your heart de-  ires, arid instead'of producing'3 flatulency, gas or nausea, tomatoes actually cure these conditions which  so often follow over-indulgence in  other foods.  Perhaps-you will    want to  know  the authority for    all ��������� this      Well,  here it is.    If you'll consult the diet]  list for reducing, used in .the great  ���������y tlnd not   nfn"TBoto?-  P^to^ HoBpitel in New York  tion.    At G������������pa'o?^ by Mason on page 449  FLSs^Sdlv^Xi; ele������-   of 'his book    ���������on,"    you j������  An unusual pertinent commentary  on the political career of Mr. Lloyci  Ceorge is contained iu a character  study from the pen of Mr. E. T. Raymond.' The author is of opinion that.  Mr Liovd George had for some tune  failed to sense the point of view  that the people were tired of perpetual fire-works. ������������������ We quote: -r or  once Mr. George had made a mistake in 'mass psychology.' During  ���������tho war his energy had acted on  (England as a brass band on a tired  regiment. His mistake after the  war was that he went on with the  dose He imagined that England  still wanted waking up. It was m  very bad mistake indeed. England  wanted politically nothing so much  as to go to sleep."���������Ex.  THE FASCISTI AND MUSSOLINI  In the August," 1921, issue of Mac-  ted communist authorities and  burned the headquarers of organized labor with, the offices of labor  newspapers. Nor, where necessary,  did they spare 'the'Church. Socialistic clergy an d.": tlie-'Catholic press,  where. Socialist; "were roughly disciplined.  A third influence on the Fascisti  is the Church. Pope Pius is no  longer the prisoner of the Vatican.  He is reconciled to the Throne of Italy. He is intervening in the pol-  j itics of Italy. The Catholic Party  in the Italian Parliament is led by  a priest, Don Sturzo, whose industry has more than once modified Italian governments. _With religion  Mussolini must reckon*  Also lie realizes that he cannot  turn the workers' "from.Bolshevism  to Bourgeoise" unless he retains  trade unionism or' its1 equivalent.  His programme thus includes items  like the eight-hour day,. old-age  pensions, industrial insurance, a  peasant proprietorate and -representation of the workers in the management of business. It thus.re  minds one not a little of British  Liberalism," associated before the  war with the names of Asquith and  Lloyd George���������ralways including a  certain imperialism, expressed in  phrases like "the evolution of the  Italian state into a true republican  government/*, and "Italian expansion in the Mediterranean and the  world."  see tomatoes ahead    of    all    othei  foods for the purpose of    reducing  and  growing    thinner.-     The    celebrated  Dr.  Von  Noorden  of Vienna  is on record to the same effect.  And there is" another rather interesting reason for this- effect of tho  tomato, one worth while, too. Tomatoes possess a peculiar quality of  quenching ��������� thirst almost like magic  (being frequently given in fevers  and even in cases of delirium) and  in this way reducing .the natural  craving for too mucu water, which  is' a common cause of "over weight."  THR-STOUY   OF  TOMATOES  greatest  -the to-  Do you  know  that    the  vegetable in  the    world  is  ma to? ,,,���������;.  Do you know doctors agree that.  1st Tomatoes are the richest of all  foods  in  the vitamines.  2nd. Tomatoes are the .-most, wonderful and effective blood  cleanser of all foods    known to  3rd. Tomatoes are the richest of all  vegetables in the natural health  acids which keep our stomachs  and  intestines  in   condition.  4th. Tomatoes are the most extraordinary corrective for the kidneys '(what' the doctors- calba  diuretic)���������a    gentle      natural  in ypur old car in part payment  fb'r.-a,490 Chevrolet   .".',  ��������� *'. '  Easy: payments.for the balance. ,  A new car means, that you will have new tires  and but few repairs for sometime���������according to  usage.  STUART MOTORS  Chevrolet and Nash Agents  Mission City, B. C.  MAKING  NKWSPAPER  SPACE  PAY  BIG SHARES FOR  LIQUOR BOARD HEADS  : VICTORIA, Dec. 8,-���������To the questions asked by J W. Jones in the  Legislature, Attorney-General Man-  son gave the information that the  only building purchased by the government for liquor purposes was the  present warehouse on Beatty street,  Vancouver, for which $150,000 was  spent. A. M. .Johnson, chairman of  the Liquor Control Board, receives a  monthly salary of $541.66 and since?  paid $995.70 ; for expenses. J. H.  .Falconer and' W. N. Winsby, the  other commissioners, receive $458.-  '33 monthly salary and have been  paid $1840.75 and $1030.20 respectively for expenses.  The Minister, of Agriculture informs the south Okanagan member  that there are nine officials of the  Land Settlement Board, who have  received $29,352 in salaries from  January 1 to November 1. The  sum of $48,850 has been loaned in  that time to farmers.  He also states that 110 setters  in the Merville settlement area have  received assistance in the way of  loans from the government. This  expenditure has amounted to $150,-  135, of which'there was $26,633. in  cash, stock $26,800, and    materials  $100,700.  Hon. Dr. Sutherland, minister of  public works, informs Mr. Jones  that to date the government has  received $978,014 from the federal  government towards highways iu  this province.  If every business man should decide tomorrow to spend two per  cent, jof an average day's sales in  newspaper advertising in quest of  increased business our newspapers'  would not be found equipped to  handle the traffic. And yet if all  business men were smart enough  to take advantage of past successful  experience' they would all advertise  throughout the year or for seasonal  effect.  Some would produce overnight  results like the department stores  with their heavy copy in evening  newspapers, while .others would  merely put themselves prominently on the map and before the public  notice.  Those who had a real story to tell  and the ability to tell it in a convincing way would get most profitable  resiilts, just the same as if .they  were given the opportunity to tell  each prospective customer by word  of mouth.  Some business men are born  salesmen and sound merchantdis-  ers and some are not. One merch������  ant can create more sales for a dollar spent in advertising than another can by spending many times'  as  much.  Advertising will produce results  every time it is used by an hohe3t  merchant to sell honest goods at  honest   prices.  If newspaper advertising does not  pull it is because either the copy  does not ring true, the seasonal appeal is' lacking, or the advertising  does not inspire that degree of confidence that is necessary to produce  consumer   demand.  A casual study of merchandising  in any of the larger- cities clearly  shows that the difference between  the big stores doing the heavy volume of business 'and'those which  merely live from hand to mouth  is���������advertising.  Alex, S. Duncan  Barrister     Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phone 8001 P. O. Box 69  IVtiSSION CITY, B.C.  Win.. Atkinson.'  General Auctioneer and Live  Stock Specialist.  23 years among the Stockmen, of  the Fraser. Valley. 3tm..familar.  with t'he different breeds of live  g ock and their values. -  Address all communications "to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C'  M.IMIIIHJ  J; iiv/ j;!lillYJ&iD  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  ASK MORE AID FOR   HIGHWAYS  'OTTAWA     Dec.    11.���������Thg   Cana- .  .dian   Good   Roads'  Association's-re-  tion officers.:  quest for a Dominion grant of $20,-;  000,000 toward the aiding of the ���������:���������  provinces in the construction of  highways as a supplement to the.;  grant of a similiar amount made in;  1919, and which is almost expended, r  is being pressed upon members of ���������;���������  the  government here    by    associa-.  Hi  11  ' i  l  1  i'.-J  ���������a  i:i  i  ���������* i'.iL 10$  LH& ABBOTSFORD FUST  PAGE   FIVE  B. C. L ;��������� andl Surveyor and  CTvil Engineer"  Room   6   Hart   Block,   Chilliwack  !     Box   422.      * eiULMWACK  BARRISTERS and;  SOLICITORS  12321  ,''.  OPEN   EVERY   FDIDAY  *  ABBOTSFORD.   13.   C.  s  '   AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted.  SATISFACTION. GUARANTEED  LIVE STOCK iv Special!w  P. 0. Box 94  'PROFITABLE    INSURANCE"  Let me.; insure, your build-  ings,unpt fire insurance, but  against decay by ravages of  wind and weather.' A* coat ov  two of good paint is a splendid  investment, and the "fall is tho ���������  best time to apply it, as a protection against the winter's  dampness.  Estimates   free���������prices   ve������-   i  sonnble. j  J.E.PARTON   I  Painter and   Paperhanger  .  A25BOTSFORD,   B.   C.  . n   no  w w   *���������   f^ms mm m������ ��������������� ���������������*������ ������������������> ai w 1 ��������� <��������� ���������  ��������������� ������ ������A  THEk^^TYvAtERCHANT,... _/  ' In Broadstreet buildings on a  Winter's-night,'snug by his parlor  fire, a gouty wight sat all'alone with  one hand rubbing his leg, wrapped  up in fleecy hose, while t'other held  beneath his nose a public ledger, in  whose columns grubbing, he noticed all the sales of ships, shops, gums  and groceries, tar, timber. tuur:;ric  and tin. When lo! a decent pe:son-  age in black entered and most politely said, '.'Your servant; sir, 'has  gone his nightly round to-the King's  Head, and left your door ajar, which  I'"observed in passing ,by and thought  it only neighbourly to give you timely notice." "Ten thousand thanks!  How very few get in time of danger  such kind attendance from a stranger!" "He knows too, the unconcerned elf that there's no soul at  home' except yourself." "He knows  that .rogues and ��������� thieves by scores,  ���������nightly beset unguarded doors."  "And see how easily might one of  these- domestic foes, even beneath  - your very nose,. perform his knav-  . ish tricks. Enter your house as I  ���������have done, blow, out your candles  one by,one, 'pocket your silver  candlesticks and walk off thus." So  said, so-done, he made no more remark nor ��������� waited for! -. replies but  walked off with, his prize leaving  the gouty .merchant in the dark.  -    ���������>''*'E.vMEMORIA LONGA.  "How'.���������">&���������������'..->V6u    like    my   ������������������hew  frock?'.! .asked.. Katie, - when dressed  .'fQpWxdahce..>������������������','���������-���������       ������-*..������������������'>���������-*  ''"^its���������en-r-q-ulte   simple,"     stammered the young man:  - "Simple.,;''' .s'he .laughed.- "Do yon  know what if cost? Do you know-  that twenty..cf .ihe best.pound notes  wouldn't cover-It?������'���������'���������"        ���������"'���������'<���������  - "Perhaps not," - he .said "but  thirty- might���������if vthey were- spread  out." ���������  ^tS*^****^  Fdp a Bilious Headache  rbrew. a-.'fiup^.df.; Celery  King���������  . natural herbs and roots���������a gentle  laxative and purifier.    Tones up  ��������� , the liver and stimulates.digestion.  Makes you feel bright and vigorous. : '30c arid 60c; at druggists.^  Stop that Cough  IV distresses you and your friends  -v-it'id dangerous. A lew drops of  Shibh, the 60-year old remedy,  :brings immediate relief. Shiloh  stops that irritating tickling in the  throat, loosens the phlegm and  heals the tissues., Get Shiloh, at  your druggists, 30c, 60c and $1.20.  Aldergrove Potatoes  Are Placed High  ALDERGROVE, Dec. 9.��������� The'abil  ity of Aldergrove district to grow  potatoes of outstanding quality was  proven at the Provincial Potato Fnir  held recently at Grand Forks; judging from,the awards' which have just  been received here. Coun." A. 1C.  Goldsmith received a total of 397  points out of possible 400 in ��������� the  classes'in which he exhibited. Prizes  won by Mr. Goldsmith included first  for 'Early   Beauty  of   Hebron     with  99 1-2 points and second for Gold  Coin with 98 1-2 points, both'in the  uncertified class. In the commercial  division, Mr, Goldsmith secured  first for Beauty of Hebron with  99 1-2 pints, and first for Gold Coin  again with 99-1-2 points. Mr. H.  Jaokman, also of Aldergrove,, was  awarded fifth place with Beauty of  Hebrons.in tlie uncertified seed division.,  ��������� The potatoes were judged on the  following linos: Freedom from disease, alxo, trueness to varietal type,  uniformity and freedom from "mechanical or othor injury.  BASKETBALL  TWO SCHOOLS OF  JIUIIIWAY   ENGINEERS  ��������� ,Road building is being.done far  more scientifically now than it was  a few years ago. There are two  schools of noighobrs who still disagree as to what material will  make the best road. One school advocates the rigid pavement to withstand tho impact shocks of heavy  traffic and the other school ��������� believes  that a cushioned pavement is best.  * Tho asphaltic concrete pavement  fits the theory of the engineers who  advocate a resilient shock absorbing pavement and the cement concrete pavement'meets the views of  those who favor the rigid pavement.  California after a long, bitter and  costly experience with rigid pavements', is turning rapidly toward  the resjlient types. The latter havt,  gained favor also in Washington,'  Arizona, Arkansas, Texas, North  Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee,  Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Cannecticut  and Rhode ��������� Island. ��������� Oregon has.  used both kinds of materials on its  roads and, like the other , states  mentioned, will be in a position in a  few years to determine which school  of engineers ' hold the correct  theory. ��������� Highways information  Service.  PICTURES OF LIFE  that  By Myrle   ituteheispii  As   summer' waves  and   tides  :   .bathe   the   lonely   shore,  ,,.   ,   ���������  A breeze that stirs    the    tops-of  the   forest   trees;  A still  small voice    thai calls in  the watches' of the .night';     ,  A child's hand that seeks, the la'teh  of a fast closed door./'.  i  A white sanded beach. A perfect  day of white clouds and blue sky,  of flickering sunshine on far waves  and the near ripple of water on rolling pebbles. The glint of sunshine  on a swallow's wing; a peace that  comes in the suinmeF silence of all;  the faint mournfull cry of distant  gulls. Alone���������sitting down where  the pebbles murmur together, sifting white sand in the palm, tht>  peace and happiness that dwell with  the  lonely   shore.  A bright October day. A slope  all- sunned with dry and yellow  grass. Stretched below with hands  beneath one's head ��������� gazing upward  to blue sky. The soughing of the  wind in the pines, a faint whisper  in the grass, thoughts wafting in  the breeze from far clean blown  places.  . A great joy. A great sorrow, a  yearning���������a hurt, a wrong regretted. Restless through the hours of  [night-one paces balcoiMed' heights  that overlooked' the lighted city.  Stopping at the rail to breathe in  the balm of soft night winds. Sending forth thoughts to a lost heart,  thoughts humble and chastened;  acquiescence to Arcadia rightfully  withheld.  ' A child's hand, seeking, expecting, no understanding failure. A  child, one of. our greatest joys on  earlh, innocent, happy, flitting from  Ir.y to joy, bringing light and love  and laughter into the lives of those  it touches. A little child tapping on  the locked door of two lpnely  hearts, listening, expectant, awaiting the lifting of a rusting latch.  An especially high tribute to the  characteristics of Mr. Bonar Law is  paid by Lord Beaverbrook in an article in The London Daily Mirror. He  writes: "To me he appears the most  likeable of all men, and though. I  can see that others might not agreb  in thinking this, I do not believe  that anyone who has moved in the  inner circle frequented by politicians and public men will deny that  in character he stands far above  the rest. He is like a good deed in  a naughty 'world, and the impeccable  nature of his motives, his almost  morbid pursuit of disinterestedness,  are sinking rapidly into the public  consciousness of the nation."���������JSx.  Or  Baskej; Shooting  ��������� No other phase of the game demands the same technique or. rigidity of form as basket shooting. Without the proper knowledge or'under-  standing of this fact the player is  likely to develop personal peculiarities which are frequently quite det-  crimental. Tho proper form in  shooting can be readily' likened to  tho swing of a golf club' or a baseball bat. ��������� The greatest ��������� and mdst  satisfactory results' cannot be obtained unless rigidity of form is  strictly adhered to, although occa-  sionally^ a player may use some individual-. ���������; ^characteristic to advantage. ��������� ,A .player who possesses natural eye for shooting but poor  form.should be carefully coached.  Basket'shooting during ,a practise  or a game demands concentration  which establishes a proper co-ordination between tho mlri'd' and; the  muscles governing the shooting!'The  objective is to get' 'muscles under  such desired control" that 'the desired action conies automatically. I  have watched players.!waste ' hours  in basket shooting ''practise, because their aclons were the result  of physical movements only not tho  combination of mindl, and, muscle.  Deliberate shooting is the only  shooting worth while.1'-, . ',.'",  Science of   Shooting  Players should be impressed immediately with the relative si/.e of  thc diameter of the ball and that of  the.basket. The hoop is eighteen  inches in diameter and the ball is  nine or ten inches, thus * leaving a  clearance of four ' inches, for a ball  dropping, directly to the .center, from  above. ' r;     ,    -  -It is a self-evident fact, therefore, that the more direct the drop of  the-ball from above.lhe more chance  for. the throw to be successful. Good  shooting, would therefore seem 'to  demand a highly looped ball,.; the  downward motion starting at some  distance above the^., basket in order  that the drop be direct and straight.  A ball thrown on a. straight angle or  at a'sharp angle,, to the basket "has  little chance of passing through ..the  hoop because of the elliptical shape  of the  basket.  -  .   Loop Shot. Best  Though there /are various forms  used in shooting the "overhana  loop" Is universally, recognized ,' as  the most scientific. 'It-' should be, used for long, medium and, short [.distance shooting. It affords players a  comparatively safe start as the ball  is raised and pushed upward ' and  forward, leaving the . hands somewhere above the face/ This shot is  ���������difficult to block and practically impossible tbit'e'rpe'pt. ���������-���������' ( ���������)  A player in the act of' shooting  should never look down-at the .'.ball  to see that it is properly, adjusted:  nor should he look up to see the ball  leave his- hands. The knowledge of  these things must be ��������� gained by  practise through the sense of touch.  Loss of time adjusting the ball may  mean a blocked shot and the< pyes  must be employed in seeking' the  exact location of the hoop.  Ease and confidence will come to  a player if he but concentrate ' on'  the rim of the basket nearest him  and loops the ball so that on its  downward course it will Just ['clear  that rim and fall through' the opening Or in hitting the rim it may  rebound to the backboard and fall  again into the' basket If the shot is  entirely for the backboard the ball  must hit, the' exact spot at right  angles. The backboard should' never be used intentionally with the  loop shot.  There is another shot often used  in basket ball,^"one employed by  those who are new to the game. It  is the underhand, shot executed by  grasping the ball with the fingers'  and "thumbs and swinging the arms  between bent knees. This' is probably the most natural shot and is  certainly the most easily acquired  but it is practically useless as it is  easily blocked.  AVERAGE   PRTCE   OF   FOODSTUFFS     ADVANCES  The average wholesale prices of  32 leading staple food commodities  during the month of November, show  an incease as compared with the  general average during October of  .323 per cent o'r "about one-third of  one per cent. . The outstanding feature in the 'markets during the  month of November- was the steady  increase in the price -of .flour, which  showed an advance of from 100 to  2 00 every week during the month,  ���������the average price on Manitoba hard  wheat flour being $7.05 per barrel as against the average of $6.75  for October. Cereals also ��������� inclined  upwards, particularly rolled oats  and cornmeal, the average price of  the former being 150 per bag and  the latter 27 1-20 per bag higher  than the average in October. Eggs  and butter were higher by 20 per lb.,  while cheese increased 40 per lb. The  r-omnarison of price shows' as well  declines of a few cents per dozen on  canned tomatoes, corn and peaches,  while a shade reduction-is noted in  shelled almonds, walnuts and rice.  ���������Canadian Grocer.  Buy your Xmas    Presents !n   Abbotsford.  The Legislature  VICTORIA, Dec. 9.������������������-The efforts  of the government members of the  public accounts committee to justify the purchase of the 2 000 cases  of Spey Royal whisky through. J.  S. O'Brian from New Zealand in  the spring of 1921-on the ground  that there was a world shortage of  liquor, ,was exploded during the  committee session, of yesterday.-  O'Brian is a partner of Jack Smith,  son of Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith',- M. L.  A. Mr. A. H'.' Bolley, whose fishing  expeditions into the liquor exploits  of the government have brought to  light many strange transactions during the past few days, drew attenion  to the fact that tills same O'Brian,  at the time he obtained the New  Zealand order (for which he received over $6000 commission), had also offered the government a price  of $13.50 a case, on a shipment of  5000 cases��������� of Heather Dew Scotch,  this brand being on a par with the  Spey Royal for which the government paid a good price.  Tho California Wine Company  was again in the limelight Thursday, when Mr. Bowser drew attention' to the fact that although no  requisition had open made, the  concern dumped 100 cases of wine  into the' government warehouses of  Vancouver and Victoria. "There  must have' been- ..some extra pull  With this False Creek company to  allow of this," suggested Mr. Bowser to Purchasing Agent Paterson,  who was non-plussed for the moment. "And what about this letter  stating that the country had no  stock on /hand but that they would  fill an order for 50 cases as soon as  as the goods were bottled? Good  pld port bottled on government demand."  5 With Independent . and . Labor  ;members lined up solidly, with the  /government,, the motion brought  ;down -by Hon-. A. M. Manson call-  ling upon the federal parliament to  jpass legislation which will have  jthe-effect of closing the export and  (bonded warehouses in this province and.make it illegal for anyone  ito import liquor other than the government, passed by a vote of 30 to  J14,      *      ' -    '   -      -  /Canon Htncbliffe, Conservatwe,  i.Victoria; announced his opposition  ;to the resolution. .Mr. David Whiteside, Liberal, ,. New Westminster,  supported it in a brief speech, claiming that the only way the government had ..half a chance to provide  effective liquor' legislation' was  through the control of importation.  Major Burde, during the debate  on. his .eight-hour bill, declared, that  the Powell River Pulp and Paper  Company, working on the eight-hour  basis was making lots of money,  while the Port Alice'concern, working' on a ten-hour basis, was alleged  to be, he stated, "on its beam ends."  That disposed of the idea, he held,  that the eight-hour day would be  ���������disastrous to industry.  Mrs. Smith objected to the charge  insincerity made by the Labor representatives. She ��������� hold the Labor  members' -tactics had . driven members' tactic* had driven members  to vote against the bill. She believed ' the government. had been in  earnest in advancing the cause' of  labor, but under existing circumstances it' would be foolish, she  held, to pass "the legislation asked  for.  "If any members attempt to. intimidate me, I am willing to go to  the mat .with them," declared the  woman member for Vancouver. "I  am not afraid of the electors of  Vancouver. They are as intelligent  as any member of this House."  "Give them, a by-election," said-  Major Burde.  "They may even get that," retorted Mrs. Smith, who held that too  much time of the Legislature was being wasted, "frothing at the mouth"  for the purpose of newspaper notoriety:"  Mr. Thomas Uphill put in a  strong plea in favor of the bill. He  asserted he had not received fair  treatment from the papers'. "They  in.ever say anything creditable of  ine either on the Speech on the Address or on the Budget. He argued strongly that the bill was  heeded, alleging that in Washington, where only white labor is engaged in the mills,' wages were higher. Q  Mr. Samuel Guthrie asserted that  the pulp and paper .companies-were  selling paper at $130 a ton, getting  a profit of $50 per ton.  Hon. T. D. Pattulo stated the  price was $80, and Mr. Guthrie admitted he was referring to two  years ago when he had obtained his  figures.  Premier Oliver spoke at length,  In the debate on the eight-hour bill,  reciting his own experience in the  early days when there was no eight-  hour regulation ever thought of.  "If this bill becomes law it will increase the cost- of production of  sawn timber, and that cost will be  passed along to ithe consumer,"  stated the Premier. He held that in  the present stage of development of  the timber industry the province  could 111 afford to increase costs of  production. He doubted if any increase in cost*of    production could  Bellevue Hotel Is  Burned to Ground  (From  tho  TriiBer Valley  S������cor������l)  The Bellevue Hotel; one of the  laud marks of the town, was completely destroyed by fire -Sunday  night between' 12:30 "and 1 a. in.'  with a total loss to the present owners,, Mr. and Mrs. E. Hilchin.  The guests and hotel people had  all gone to bed enjoying their beauty  sleep when the alarm was given to  the guests by Mrs Hilchin. A short  time previous to this, Mr.. Hitchin,  on awaking, thought that the room  was too warm, and on making a trip  down stairs found that the furnace  room was on fire. On trying the  hotel hydrant in the /basement he  found that it was frozen. He also  found that the "C. P. R. hydrant was  in the same condition. He claims  that'had he been able to get the water on the fire at the time'he first,  saw It that ho would have been able  to prevent the burning of the building. *   :  A miraculous part of the fire was  the fact that the fourteen people in  hotel were able to make their escape  without injury, although some of  them lost all  their belongings.  The hotel is a complete loss,to the  owners, with the exception of some  $2000 insurance which had recently  been placed on the building and contents.    -  (About a year ago the hotel , was  purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Hitchin  and this spring a new addition wa3  added to-it at a cost of some $3000.  About $7,000 had been paid for the'  hotel when  purchased. -   ' ,  Under   the .Hitchin'.    management  the hotel was fast becoming one of,  .popular stopping places in the Fra-'  ser Valley by the travelling    public,  who will regret the loss to the owners  The old part of the building was  one of the oldest in the town being  built about 1890. Additions had;  ���������been made as the travelling, public-  demanded. Our townsman, Mr. H.  Windebank owned the hotel for over  twenty years, later selling it in boom  times for, it is said, the . suni of  $35,000. ...  The Plumridge block was in great  danger several times but willing  hands' took care that the building  was saved. Mr. Plumridge wishes  this paper to thank all whose efforts  proved so effectual,.and hopes that  all of them.will spend a merry Christmas .and have a prosperous New  Year.  , The Solloway building to the west  caught fire and was in ^very great  danger of being burned' but. willing  fellows', broke through a - window  while another climbed. th'e'[roof,' and  the.united efforts saved^the building.  The 'heat from the, burning.'hotel  -was intense and some of those who  were in nearby buildings-were quite -  anxious for a time, but,, thV' wind  rrom the north east - earned* .the  sparks, and there were clouds' 'of  them, away where they-did but little  harm. '.-.-..  Buy y������ur   Xmas    Presents in Ah-  hots ford.  FARMERS  DO NOT SUP-  PORT CO-OPERATION  The financial statement covering  the United Farmers' Co-operative  company's operations for the past  year, which has just been distributed, is accompanied by a covering  letter from the secretary-treasuer,  J. P. Morrison, who comments upon  the lack of loyalty by some United  Farmer clubs to their own business  organization.  In reviewing the situation Mr.  Morrison says: ,   -  '.'Co-operative effort is not popular in the- business world, especially  if vested interests are endangored.  Moreover, we have had to contend  against the lack of intelligent and  loyal support of a certain percentage, of our own shareholders, who,  for varied reasons, fancied or real,  have not given the company the support it naturally should expect.  "The great trouble with' the ' cooperative is that many farmers are  individualists and not co-operators,  and they have yet to learn that cooperation is not 'What are you going  to do for us?' but 'What are we going to do for ourselves by co-operating? Rcmembe, that much of the  difficulty under which the company  is laboring is caused by the inherent individualism of farmers themselves."  The  provincial'   government    will  save some $10,000 by taking off the  bounty on all predatory animals and  birds except cougars,   timber wolves  and   coyotes.  be absorbed at present and be assert  ted that in fourteen of the largest  lumbering concerns in B.C. in 1921  their product had been produced at  an actual loss without allowing one  cent return on capital outlay. He  cited the representations made by  the'B. C. Manufacturers' Association to the government recently and  argued that to his mind they _ had  been based upon sound analysis of  ���������the conditions.  The bill was defeated on.   second  reading by a vote of 22 to 18.  ' ?! '���������>!  TH!Q ABBOTSfOHt) POST,  ABBGlWOBt), B. a  ygggmmmiggn  ^ufmrfvn<rmr������msaxm<ti<vr"mt "iinwi E'li'iH i^bibH  WE GIVE YOU  Always prompl, polite ssmce al this market  Such^lteiition naturally go  with the  fine qualities of meats which we sell.  S." F.WHITE  ��������� Abbotsford, B.C.  BuamwgnawBBBaw  Of  Wall  Paper  A nice new stock  has come to hand. -  Just the right' kind to make , the  rooms cheerful during . tlie 1'alL.and  ���������winter1 months'. ,-,,  .. A Good1 Variety To   Choose From  A. R. GOSLING  Box  B  C.   Phone   41.  Farmers' Phome .1.909  PERSONALS  Mr.  Walter   llouoh   who' spent I Ik-  week-end iu Vancouver, will leave in  a  few days for Oregon for tho homo.  of his mother, who has been very ill  , but is slowly improving.  Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Zeiglcr visilcd  Vancouver this week.,  Mr. A. Conway-of Central Park  was a visitor in Abbotsford on Tuesday.  Congratulations' to    Mr. and Mrs  , Colin Fraser of Sumas upon the arrival of a babyugirl last Monday.  Miss Evans spent the week-end at  her home in Sardis.  Mr. and Mrs. Brokovski and family have moved to the Bingham  farm on the Vye Road. Mr. Wilson  of Mission City, who is' employed at  the C.P.R. depot here, has moved into, the cottage recently occupied by  Mr.   Brokovski.  Mr. Willie Hutchinson has gone  on a visit to Mt. Vernon, Wash.  Mrs. Dulaz, who underwent an operation in the M.-S.-A. Hospital, is  progressing favorably and expects to  soon go to her home.  Under the auspices of    the Board  of Trade an  enjoyable    dance  - was  given in the Theatre on. Friday, On  account of the cold weather the   attendance was not as large as    usual,  , but 'a very   sociable   pleasant    time  '������������������/was spent.    Music was supplied    by  ������ the Abbotsford  Orchestra.  V Mr. R. .H:. Eby-'was' a. visitor      to  Vancouver,during-the week.  Miss Annie McPhee of the nursing  staff of the Vancouver General Hospital was'a visitor at her home here  on Friday.  Preparations are all complete for  the holding of the Christmas Cantata  which ,will be given next Tuesday evening, the 19th, in the Abbotsl'ord  Theatre under the auspices of the  Comrade Bible Class of the Presbyterian Sunday School. A choir of  forty voices.is to take part and an  appropriate play will also be given.  Special costumes are to he used  throughout the entire evenir/g.  , In aid.of* the St. Matthews .Parish  Hall .'.a Merry Christmas Entertainment consisting of carols, music,  charades and a playlet entitled "The  King's Court" will "be given in the  Masonic Hall on Wednesday evening,  December the  20th.  ' Buy your Xmas Presents in Abbotsford. .  On account of tlie bad weather operations at the "mills of the A. L. M.  & D. have.been shut downi'Necessary  repairs will likely be done during  this close down.  Mr. J. A. McGowan visited Vancouver at the week-end on business  Mr. Frank Broughton of Bella  Coola has been appointed as Provincial constable of Abbotsford in place  of Mr. J. R. Renner, who has moved  to Squamish. Mr. and Mrs. Broughton have taken up residence.  ; Mrs. Mitchell of Vancouver was  the recent guest of her daughter,  Mrs. Mossman.  Mrs. A[ J. Taylor has been a visitor in Vancouver during the past  week.  Mrs. .T. A. Swift visited Vancou-'  ver at the week-end.  Mr. M. M. - Shore is spending a  few days' holiday in Vancouver.  Miss J. Vannetta of Aldergrove is  the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Vannetta.  Mrs. H. P. Knoll spent the weekend   in  Vancouver.  Friends of Master Lome McPhee  willbe sorry to learn that he is off  duly at Ihe B. C. Electric station at  i.nngley Prairie on account of illness.  way. and his demand that,the books  of the concern be produced and officials summoned before the' Public  Accounts Committee.  Enquiry at the Vancouver offices  of the Northern Construction Company elicited a, statement , 'hat  Mr. Cummings lias left for China and  that Mr. Mann is not in -town, but  It was stated that he is in Canada.  His exact whereabouts' were not revealed. H was asserted that Mr.  Boyd and Mr.. Mercer, two other  members of the firm, are in town,  and that the office" has not , been  closed but is "carrying on as usual."  It was also asserted that the  books oi. the coflnpany relating to  P. G. E. affairs are in.hands bt\ tho  government at Victoria.  BY-LAW  ULTRA VIRES  All   Work  Abbotsford, B.  (Guaranteed  C.  WANT COLUMN  Advertisements under,  heading cost-25    cents  the -  per  ���������above  issue.  FOR SALE���������Eleven acres-of good  landon fine.r.Qad, hear the mill. Well  fenced.' "Well,,/f. built.,, .five-roomed  house with pantry','.' .yorandah i back  and front, out buildings, good water.  About four acres cleared. . Will sell  cheap for all'cash, would gitfe good  terms. For price and particulars apply to owner, [Charles Grimley;  Abbotsford, B. C."'. /  . Also Auto Knitter Triplix, new, all  complete. Cost $83.00. will sell foi  $56;00.'- ,   ,  GUTHRIE HAS NO  USE FOR FLAG  An important decision was rendered in chambers at Vancouver yesterday by Mr. Justice Murphy, who  decided.at Matsqui bylaw prohibiting  the discharge on Sunday, was. ultra  vires. '    "  As n result the conviction of-F.M  Slowin   by  Magistate  Charles  Chris-  tlonson  on .October  16   for shooting  on a Sunday was squashed-  The decision followed a long argument between Mr. George Hpussei-.  for Slowin and- Mr. Cecil Killam  for  the municipality."  Mr. Justice Murphy stated tye'-was  very   familiar    "with     constitutional;  law,-,because he had. been, ��������� considering it during the past few days1   -in  connection  with, another matter.  "There is no doubt the^.by-law is  to regulate Sunday shooting," said  his lordship. -"The municipality lias  no power to regulate conduct on  Sunday. I will squash the conviction." ������  Keen Competition  In Pacific Trade  P. G. E.  BOOKS IX.  OLIVER'S  HANDS  , UNION BAY, Dec. 9.���������The intense competition there is in Pacific  'trade is. shown by the fact that Japanese boats are now carrying from  any point on Puget Sound to Japan  at the rate of six dollars a ton, the  competition bdtween . these boats  and the U. S. Shipping Board boa.ts:  is so keen. When- it is remembered-  that it costs considerably more than'.  this' to bring goods by water from  Vancouver to Comox-the. contrast is  striking. But there- is no. pretense  that'they are making a profit at'thiti.  rate; it is' estimated that the' boats  running at this rate lose $15000 every round :trip, but rather than let  them lie up they are willing to  take this loss. The Japanese boat!  Yokhama Maru has just been coal-j  ing at Union Bay and she is one of  a fleet in this trade.  Carrying freight (to the Old Country is much more profitable. About  three times the amount of freight.is  offering for that voyage and in p.'ace  of six dollars a ton the boats get  .$ 17.50. This line has 26 boats on  this run and every boat has a full  complement of both passengers and  cargoes.���������Argus'.  VICTORIA, Dec. 9.���������Sam Guthrie's estimation- of the Union Jack'  was roundly taken to task in the  Legislaure ., ��������� yesterday afternoon  when .Canon."- Hinchliffe's amendment to the School Act calling for  every school in the province to have  a flag pole within its premises,  which would fly the bunting .while  the school was in 'session, came up  for debate.   -. '���������'���������'��������� ! - '  ""A mere useless expenditure," exclaimed ;Mr.' Gutlirie'.'./the Socialist  member for Newcastle. "The way to  make patriots is to make such conditions' in. the conutry as will enable  people to make good livings. Putting a'rag up^over' "their heads is  stupid and"' foolish." ''. . .  ../Mrs: Ralph Smith���������-Did the' mem-  .ber for Newcastle'call    the    British  flag a rag?-   '      '  "/"  ., Mr. Guthrie:���������Well,, it's a piece of  colored cloth/  Mrs. Smith'went'back to the mat  and went after the Newcastle member when- she-declared ' "there is no  flag that appeals1to me like the Union-Jack.' ,'��������� I would hot.cbe a resident of a country whpseflag I could  not respect' I woulo" ask "the member for Newcastle i jto retract his  statement.''''"' ''"'[  Mr."'Guthrie���������I .have nothing to  retract. Tlie reason I left -, the Old  ���������Country was because of conditions  there. ��������� I love this." country and  would- fight for ii', but not when it  is owned by the capitalistic, class.  Canon Hiriehliffe���������The reason I  brought in this amendment was because of the-excessive " use o.f..' the  American flags in tlie films they are  showing "in our theatres.  WE HAVE A FLILL;felNE;OF   FANCY AND  STAPLE XMAS GOODS.      'C-. ��������������������������� I  A FEW OF OUR SPECIALS* <��������������������������� ';.:''  Fancy Table Raisins, per pkg. .v.l.'.'..���������.'....;!:i...25c  Jap Oranges, per box. :.^.: ��������� ;..70c  Mixed Nuls (no peanuts), 30c lb:, 4 Ilk :.......$!.00  Peanuts, 20c lb. 3 lbs ;.....50c  Ganong's High   Class,  Chocolates in   fa'ney  boxes     from V2 lo 3 lbs.    Something , 'SHE  will appreciate.  ���������   Fancy Xmas Sewing Baskets, $4.80 value for  $3.50.  We also have a nice line of Ladies and Children's Fell Slippers.  ,    GET YOUR XMAS CAKES NOW .    w  ALBERT LEE, Baker rand. Grocer  Buy your.  Abbotsford, :  Christmas    Presents in  Some "Howlers" .  . Buy your  botsford.  Xmas    Presents in Ab-  Provincial and General  VICTORIA, Dec. 9.���������A ' startling  rumor went through -the Parliament  buildings yesterday afternoon M  the effect that the Northern- Construction Company had "flew 7 the  coop." It was rumored that the Vancouver office had been dismantled,  the books and all files removed, anil  nothing left but a typewriter and i-.  table; thtft Mr. Cummings, the secretary, had gone to China, ; and Mr.  Mann, president, was in Seattle. It  was supposed that this was the rut-  come of W. K. Esling's charges  against the government of unjustified payments to Ihe company in  conection  with    the  P. G.  E.    Rail--  Messrs. Johnson and Wright of  Al)botsford have found gold in the  Chilliwack-river, and it is reported  will make a  big stake.  Mr. Chas. Howthome has been  appointed president of the Chilliwack- Agricultural Association for  1923.        ���������  Mr. El Munro, M. P., who leaves  at the beginning of the year for  duty at Ottawa had to cancel several  public meetings, which he had arranged for, on account of the poor  weather.  A mother and daughter dance was  recently given in Comox when the  girls of the Spo-hi-lo were the! hostesses:  Courtenay has a Sunshine 'Club  which meets twice a month.  Fifty newc settlers are making  their homes at .Toba Valley.  Thirteen births is the record for  North Vancouver during November. ������������������-.���������.  ,       :  There were no Christians among  the early Gauls. They were mostly  lawyers.  In 1620 the Pilgrims crossed the  ocean; this is known as the .Pilgrim's Progress". ;  Henry VIII. was very fat, besides  being a Nonconformist:  The, Pyramids are a range of  mountains, between France and  Spain.  '���������'���������-.'  Algebra was the wife of Euclid.  Algebraical symbols are used  when you don't know what you are  talking about.  Geometry teaches' us,how to bisex  angels. ��������� '''.."' ' '"  A vacuum is a large empty space  where the Pope lives.  The climate is' caused by hot and  cold weather. ��������� ���������  A brute is an imperfect beast. Man  is a perfect beast." :        "''���������������������������  A blizzard is the.inside..of-a hen.  A circle-is: a- roii'fid straight line  with a whole in the'middle. .  George Washington "married Mary  Curtis and in tirn,e became the  father of his'country. ������������������-���������.  Sixty gallons make one-hedgehog. '. *"  Georgia was found by people who  had  been  executed.;; ;    / f  A mountain range is . a . large  cooks   stove.  Pompeii was destroyed by an'eruption of saliva from the    Vatican.  Typhoid fever is prevented by ..fascination. .-.: "      .'-.:���������       ./>'*;'   ���������     ���������;  ���������"''-  Phone 55 Phone 55  'THE STORE! OF SATISFACTION"  Raisins, 15 oz. pkg  17 %������ Jap Oranges', a box  1d(  -Currants, bulk   17%������   '      Mixed Nuts, a lb 26#"  ���������;��������� Dates', bulk  "....12%<������ Xmas Mixed'Candy, a-lb.;.:2;ii#-:  /Eating Figs,- a pkg lotf "        Table"  Raisins,  a  pkg .25������  "Popping Corn, a lb 10?       *   Animal Biscuit, a pkg."  iiif  MOTOR   NOTES  The quarantine at Hope for scar-  All football games were cancelled  on Saturday last owing to the snow,  let fever" is expected to be raised  this week. The attack - was a mild  one.  North Vancouver is opening an information1'''bureau.  ��������� ���������" /  Motorists often wonder why their  tires blow out when the . cu1- is  standing in the garage or "being  driven along smooth pavements. Tho  fact is that tires frequently do not  blow out. at the time they  jured. Often they run for  hundred or even a thousand miles  after being seriously bruised. The  cotton fibres in the ruptured carcass  snap gradually, one by one. This  breaking continues to weaken the  tire until the final result in a blowout.  The. car owner has' forgoten oftentimes all circumstances,-...���������'attending  the injury. Unlike the -Sailing of a  building which is ordinarily preceded by creaking sounds and giving of  the walls, no warning is given to  the motorist until the blow out actually occurs. Tire men say the  principle is much !the same as' when  an axle of the car breaks on a  smooth road. It may have been half  broken for a long time,    and    h*ve  even rusted before it finally    gives  away. * '���������"���������"  When some object ;in the road is  hit,  drives sometimes wonder    that  the tire does not    blow    out.    But  they   rarely   remember     these  accidents when the tire gives way Inter.  Frequently    such   a       blow-out    'is  are    in-j blamed on a defective tire.  several]     Guarding  against  tire   bruises. is  particularly important in thp late fall  and winter.    It is these bruises that  give the maximum  of tire  troubles  in the spring.      The    majority     of  bruises arte not in running against  curbs and over sharp    stones'    or  bricks, and over car tracks    .It.pays  in safeguarding the    tires    against  bruising .to drive carefully especially   over  country   railroad  crossings/.  o  Never risk a joke, even the least  offensive in its nature, and the  most common, with a person who is  not well-bred, and > possessed ot  sense to comprehend It/���������Bruyere. /  Buy your Xmas  botsford.  Presents In Ab-  1  <;M  EST

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