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 !  \>  _ i  .-*/C"     -rii*-"1 -J  '" ������*       y������    -<*'f * ���������  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  .L'_~'/J.l M ._.!.....  ��������� .���������;<��������� .j ���������:  Vol. XXL, No. G  4.B00TSF0RD, B, C.   FRIDAY, DEC.   17,    1920  $1.00 per Year  itt:  MONKY  ALL SPIONT;  WORK   IS   NOT  Indignation at the mismanagement  in connection with the, Matsqiu ditching scheme has simmered down into  a sort of homeless resignation A lour  around Clayburn, Glover and 0 Iff ord  the area covered by the scheme, re-  vended the'almost, universal existence  of the "it's too late now tooling."  The nion-y has been spent, and, the  work has not been done, so -what's  the uso or kicking now," sums up the  general altitude. That feeling is lightened in places by an understanding  current, there that, the government  will relieve the I'armors from expenditure in excess of the $3f>,000 'originally estimated.  How far that hope of relief is  based  upon  fact remains to be seen.  As to the work that, the Northern  Construction Company has done, it  is generally held that it was Avrong-  l'uly carried out, and not well done at  that. Instead of cleaning out the  sloughs into which the ditches run,  the contractors cleaned out and dug  ditches which now have no satisfactory outlet.  Machinery too heavy for the land  was employed, Avith resultant Avaste  of time and money, it is said.  Old timeis assert that they could  have done the ditching Avcrk quick-  ' er, better and cheaper by hand than  the contractors did with their machinery. It seems a large claim, bin  the sequel supports .it. After Premier Oliver visited the scene and summarily halted the operations that the  completion of the Avork be given out  locally   by   contract.,  The six mils or thereabouts oi  ditches still to be dilg arc now being  dug by hand by local residents. They  are doing it as from 3 0 to 4 0 cents  per yard, ditches nine feet wide on  top. "two fet wide at the bottom,  and four feet deep. And they are  making a  better job of it  than  the  contractor's   machinery   did and  going right ahead at that. Thc only  hindrance is that arising rrom the  necessity of going over tho machiuu  dug ditches and deepening and clearing tliem out by spade work. The  contractors had dug some 1 I miles  of ditch when slopped, and there is  every reason to hope that the remaining six miles to complete the seventeen miles the scheme involves will  be completed within six' mouths by  hand contract labor.  There are two main sloughs which  drain the area involved. Slough No.  1 starts at Abbotsford lake, and runs  down through Matsqui Prairie to the  Fraser river at No. 1 pumping station. ��������� Slough No. 2 starts near the  base of the mountains in the vicinity  of High Yencck and runs through  the Prairie to the river at No. 2  pumping station. The pumping stations are under' the jurisdiction of  the Matsqui Dyking Commission. The  total.length of.the sloughs .is about  16  miles.  A floating dredge is said by local  experts,who have experience behind  their option, to be the only feasible  method of cleaning out the sloughs  and ditches.  After the $35,000 scheme was agreed to, events meandered along until suddenly it transpired at a meeting I'orcud at Matsqui that $52,000  had been expended up to then.  There avus a rumpus but still tho  work went'on. By the time Premier  Oliver stopped operations the expenditure bad swollen to a. bout $72,000  The Premier told thase who showed  him the sad spectacle that he had no  notion how things Avere going until  he-visited the scheme, and the burden of his cry was "Why didn't you  fetch   me   here, sooner?"  That was six Aveeks ago. Subsequently the heavy drag line apparatus got bogged for a fortnight. It is  uoav out of the danger zone, laid ur.  apparently i'or the Avinter near Clayburn.  The lamentable end of the contract part of the scheme is said to be,  due to poor and unsuitable machinery, and poor methods of using it.  The blame is somewhere between the  contractors and the government employees in charage of the work.  It is impcsible to leave tho work  uncompleted, and the system of local  hand contracts has been resorted to,  jE'ltKMiHK  OlilVIOIl   SAYS  DO.VU; I PROVINCIAL  LIQUOR  ACT KiWHOTIVlS MAY 1, 1021  TO'itUlLD  NKW   HOSPITAL  Premier Oliver while in the city  of New Westminster on Saturday last  stated that the government hoped  to have the new Moderation Liquor  Act in force by May .1. This statement was made at a.special'rnaefing  of the city council when City Solicitor Martin asked the council whether  to proceed wifn' the appeal in the  case of the confiscated liquor held  by the city and1 which the court.decided must be turned over to the  provincial authorities.  In taking this matter up Avith the  premier, Mr. Oliver advised that nothing be done Jurther until the new  act was in force m May, an A?t t'na':  he felt would appeal to the municipalities.  Surrey has now three special constables on duty Avatching for l>oo;.e  cars and bootleggers, and if the government is to get the confiscated liquor, Surrey will take off these three  men, as the municipality see.3:no advantage in this extra expenditure  when the government takes the goods  confiscated  by  the officers.   -  When told of this phase of the  matter, Premier Oliver stated that  when the neAv'Act Avas fina'ly passed  .he' municipalities would find it  vorth while to apprehend all the  booze runners and bootleggers that  they could get a hold of.  BIRTHDAY PARTY  .On Tuesday- .evening. December  .14, Mrs. Coogan" gave a birthday  party in honor of Jessie, it being  her thirteenth birthday. The evening Avas spent in games and dancing  after Avhich dainty refreshments  were served. Those present were; ���������  Elsie McPhee, Isabel 1 McPhee, Evelyn McMenemy, Kate Partcf, Mabel Smith, Thelma Taylor, Florence  McKinnon, Naomi McPhee, Elda Mc  Phee If red Taylor, James Pernoski,  Harold McMenemy, Maurice Bridges  Charlie Roberts, i-Yank Hucker,  Charlie Roberts, Prank Rucker,Harry Taylor. Ace l-laclrell and Lloyd  Vaneffa.  A chain of circumstances which  takes away from Abbotsford Mrs.  McOuire of the Nursing Home, has  shown the people of Abbotsford' arid  surrounding districts that it would  be well to have a hospital for the  district, and with an object of furthering this most laudable enterprise  a meeting was held on Thursday evening, to discuss the matter, and a  committee was appointed ,, composed  of Messrs',Sam Trethewey, J. A. Mc-  Gow.an, Dr. Swift, Eric Weir, Capt.  E..H. Cope and J. Brydges, Avho after  getting all information', are to report  at a.public meeting to be held before  Xmas. ,  It looks as though there will be  very little trouble about getting the  neAv institution going-as all kinds of  aid .is being offered without solicitation. Mr. J. S. Pearce, an architect,  has volunteered the -necessary data  in regard to the plan's of the new  .proposed building;' local contractors  will donate an estimate on the cost  of the building completed; Mr. Sam  TretheAvey has donated material to  the value of about ������3000; and three  lots Avhich can be used either for the  buildiug or disposed of and the proceeds used; Dr.'SAvift has very kindly  donated an operating table and other  assistance so that it looks as though  when the idea becomes properly  made known that other offers will be  made, and although some may not be  on such a large scale yet will be such  as to materially assist in the build- j  ing and maintenance of the institu- j  tion.-    . ..:--. ��������� I  It must not be forgotten  that an i  .offer, of. two acresVeJose to the town  for a site lias -also*"been "made.- -.--  PERSONALS  Keep i ng-Stra Ron  Mrs.  on  Thc Ladies' Aid of tho G. \V. V.' A.  are sending out a special request  that all ladies, mothers, sisters or  wives of returned men be sure to  meet with them on Monday, January  3,- 10 2'"]., in the Club Rooms for the  purpose of completing re-organization. The secretary Mrs. Simmer,  who has devoted her time and energies in the most unstinting manner"  and to whom is due a very great- deal  of credit for the exceptional accomplishments of the auxiliary, has been  forced to hand in her resignation as  she is now residing in Huntingdon,  and finds it impossible to attend to  the many" duties that this live organization requires, as the branch of  thc G. W. V. A. is in a very nourishing condition. The Ladies' Auxiliary  is a very necessary adjunct of tho  association and it is therefore hoped  that a very large and representative  gathering will be present on Monday  The 3rd inst. at 2:30 p. in.  At the home of Mr. and  Thomas Straiton, of Straiton,  Saturday, December 11. the marriage  took place of their eldest daughter,  Stella May, to Mr. Allan Charles  Keeping, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.  Keeping of Squamish. Rev.. W. M.  Burton performed the ceremony iu  the presence of relatives and a few  intimate friends. Miss Edith Straiton, sister of the bride, Avas in attendance as bridesmaid, and Mr. Aruhur  Keeping supported  the groom.  The bride wore a lovely gown of  white satin trimmed with seed pearls  and carried a beautiful bouquet of  pink and white carnations. Tho  bridesmaid Avas becomingly attired  in a frock of cream silk, and also  wore a gold brooch, the gift of the  groom. The groom's gift to the bout  man was a Avatch fob. Mr. and Mrs.  Keeping will take up residence iu  Straiton,  B.   C.  Mr. and Mrs. ' Ernest' Trethewey  and family have a rived from Alii erta and are staying with Mr. and  Mrs.  McDaniels.  Mrs. Smith of Vancouver .is visiting Mr.  and  Mrs.   L.   FarroAv.  Miss   Anna   and   Helen   McCaiium  spent the week-end in Vancouver.  '   Mrs.' Wright  spent, the   week-end  in Vancouver.  Mrs. M. McMillan Avas a visitor ?n  Vancouver" last   week.  Miss Ina Fraser" and Mr. Angu?  Campbell spent Sunday with Mr. and  Mrs.   Fred   Martin   of  Sardis.  Mr. and-Mrs. W. Coutti. visited Mr.  and Mrs. Lee of Verier Mt. on  S'.i relay.���������  M:ss Rogers has be<-u visiting- her  sister in NeAv Westminster, who returned home with her for the Christmas   holidays.  Mr. .Thomas Higginson, an old-  timer of Abbotsford' an-1 who has  been spending the last six yea is in  the Caribou arrived in Abbotsford on  Thursday morning and will spend the  Christmas holidays with his brothers  Mr. James and Mr. William Higginson.  The pupils of Miss Herkins. superin  tended by Miss Manning took ,a farewell party as a surprise to her home  Miss McCrimmon made a few suitable remarks and Fred Taylor presented Miss Herkins Avith a 'folding  camera.' The'evening Avas spent in  games and contests and later some  flash-light pictures Avere taken of  Miss Herkins and her pupils.  Later dainty refreshments wore served.  ��������� The True Blu^s will give a Christmas Dance on Christmas Ev~' in the  Alexandria Hall.' The "Brazilliante  Walk" and' " Wellingdou # Waltz"  will be exhibited ou thc floor by the  latest New Yerk dancers. There will  be special musical instruments m  .���������hiding the "Zelaphone^ It is hoped there will be a good attendance  as the New "Westminster Orphanage  is in 'need of funds.  DIED���������On Wednesday, December  lath, Gordon, the infant son of Mr.  and .Mrs. J. A.McGowan. The funeral services were held at. the house  this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the /burial taking place at the Aberdeen  cemetery.  There haAre been several. real es-.  tate changes in the last Aveek, some  of which are: Mr. -Meredith [sold  his home to Mrs. G. Taylor, Jnr.,  and has "moved into the-house for-  merely occupied by Mr. and Mrs.  Firlotte; Mr.-Frank Olding has.purchased the home formerly occupied  by Hughie McNeil, who Has moved in  to Mr. Munroe's house on the Sumas  Road; Mr. Weatherby has purchas  ed the corner and jail property owned by Mrs-. Fraser and intends to  start a hardAvare and furniture store;  Mr. A. McPhee has purchased the  livery barn.  ANNUAL RECITAL  On  Monday    evening the J Misses  Steede   and   their   pupils   held   their  Annual Recital in the Masonic Hall.  Those   receving   certificates   were���������  Primary Division��������� Florence Robeits  Phylis Whitchelo." Marian  Hill (Clayburn)  and Charlie Roberts.  Elementary���������   Ace   Hadrell,   Shirley  Seldon     (Clayburn),    Gladys    York  (Whatcom   Road),   Martha   Westlin  (Gifford),'    lone   Barbo        (Sumas)  Truman   Mitchell    (Sumas)!  Lower     Division���������   Lloyd     Valletta,  Corine Flodin  (Matsqui), Lilian Ball'  (Clayburn).  Higher Division��������� Kitty Taylor (Mt.-  Lehman), and Loraine Bond (Supias'-  Those who were unable to try their  examinations on account of mom-les  were��������� Elementary���������- Eva Ware.  Harold McMenemy.. Lower Division���������  violin, Jessie Coogan.' Intermediate  ���������-Evelyn   McMenemy.  Mrs. Stoddard of Vancouver and  Mr. James Downie sang at the reeital  Rev. J. W. Wright of California  is the guest of his brother of Wright  and  Johnson.    He likes Abbotsford.  Mr. L. M. Leach, is acting manager  of the Royal Hank hero during the  absence of Mr. Hill.  Mr. F. W; Johnson, of Wright ���������&  Johnson, the Abbotsford Garage owners, is under the doctor's care with  a very bad cold.  Tim KVK. Garage Is being painted  and adds greatly to the appearance  of the building'which had under a  former proprietor been painted like  a big sign board. Now it will look  like a place of business.  with  promise of better results. The  completion of the ditching should not  cost more  ������������������ ...������.- than $7,000 and there is  ������ feeling that the government ought  at least to bear the cost of the work  over the estimate of $35,000.  The contractor's camp is still un-  d"r canvas on the Town Line road,  between Glover and Gifford, but  work has been stopped so far as tho  machinery is concerned.���������Columbian  Abbotsford had a distinguished  visitor this week, Avho likes the town  so well that he intends to return on  Monday and will later announce on  what days he will make Abbotsford  his headquarters. While a prisoner  in Germany during the war Mr. D.  C. Durrant learned to speak the  French language, more through force  of personal preservation and Avhile in  Abbotsford on Thursday among those  he met Avas Mr. DesMazes who Avas  delighted to entertain a stranger of  war.days and talk it over in his own  native language. Mr. Durrant also  made many other rriends while here  as the fact of his spending two years  and eight months in a German prison camp opens tlie door of easy acquaintance. All these will be pleased to soo him when he returns, and  should he decide to locate permanently here will be one of the ��������� most  popular lawyers in the Fraser Valley,  He is now associated with the law  firm of Yarwood &. Durrant of Vancouver, who have among their many  well-known clients the Royal Bank' of  Canada. Mr. D. C. Durrant will have  his offices next to the G. W. V. A.  club rooms.  The Abbotsford Garage has installed an up-to-date cash register  whih is almost human in its workings, being especially built for a  garage business. It tells avIio puts  the cash in' it and Avho takes it out  and the amount; also the amount Of  cash put in each day, and passes out  a slip to. all cash purchasers with a  'Thank you, come again, we shall be  pleased to hear from you and give  you our best services.'  ���������Positively the best assorted Stock of Xmas Gifts outside  the large centres.  A Few Suggestions for Brother:  Waists, Slippers.. Gloves, Silk Dress Lengths, etc.  For Father:  Slippers, Neckties, Shirts, Arm Bands, etc., etc.  For Use Boy or Young" Man:  Books, Slippers, Gloves, Safety Razors, etc.  For the tiirl or Young Lady:  Eancy Handkerchiefs in Fancy Boxes,   Gloves,   Silk  Stockings, Fancy Waists, etc.  A complete Stock of Xmas Greeting Cards from 2\^- to  25i* each.    Makes a nice reminder of Merry Xmas.  Thermos  Bottles, Smoking Sets,  Hair  Brushes,' Xmas  Decorations of every description, Toys & Dolls���������all pi ices  SANTA GLAUS HEADQUARTERS for all Xmas Goods.  If you appreciate Xmas Groceries'of the higher quality  you will buy yours here���������Peel, Nuts, Candy, etc.  R.   C.   Phone,   1  Farmers'   Phone   1007 Page Four  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  r  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  - Published Every  Friday  J. a; Bates, Editor and Proprietor'  - Member of the Canadian Weekly    Newspapers'    Association  'rT-JUltSI")AY,   DEC.   16th,   1020  The Trans-Provincial Highway���������  -If-makes but very little difference  to any part of' the' Feasor Valley as  to ,whoro the trans-provincial high-  Avay after it pases Mope is biiilt, ex-  had proved -this and' it, was when  capital had: to drop off that hard  times began' to loom up in.the distance.' People had begun '.'to stop  buying when prices became prohibitive, then, capital became exhausted  and manufacturing depression follow  led..    '  Commenting on this forecast as it  concerns Canadian    conditions,    the  ,je������Toronto  Globe observes  that in  the  Dominion all the elements for a re-  cept that most people would like to !'��������������������� 0W11  see it built along the road that will  ah'ord the most enjoyment' to the  tourist who passes over it, especially  when one of us is a tourist or some  of our friends occupy that prominent  position of joy or business, but what  avc do not like to see is the lighting  that, is going on betAveen up-country  centres, because it is realyl only delaying, the building of the road. No  government' will undertake to build  the read, at least .Ave think not until  it would appear that all parties concerned'arci h agreement.  rl he provincial government has  made no announcement as to whether the'road -will be biult through the  Hope mountains or' up the Fraser  River canyon: We believe that * it  feasible  both   roads  Avill     be     built  distinguished   career' he   should  found occupying the highest office in  the gift of his country, as roprosont-   newaloi" business are almost Immcd  iitive of the crown in the government'iaLe|y 'available. ' Canada has an  a-  cf the province which'he had made   bundance of raw materials,larger and  ��������� '       . .   j more varied supply that is at the com  With-no start but the confidence of   niaml of some of the greatest indusf-  llic   typical   manly    English   lad   in|rjal   nations-.of   (he   world. ' Capital  Kcarch of adventure in a new Avorld,   accumulates steadily in the banks ol  "Ned" .Prior-won his way to success   u,^ country, and workmen, with few  in every undertaking In which he en- ��������� (..vc-.pi.ions, begin to understand flint  imgcd. From a smart and capable nie onjy Vi.ay 0f 'maintaining tho  engineer he quickly passed to the re- ! present standard of living is by in-  spo.nsibility of coal mine inspector; j creasing rather than diminishing still  and the manner in which he faced the further the.output per man per day  hazards' of this occupation Avon him u concluded that what the buyiiiy j;  the place in public confidence that public and the business man needs i-  made easy his entry to public life more confidence'.'. If they act upoi,  as a member of the Legislature for t]lG view that there is no panic period  Victoria. This was shortly after he ahead, the Hurry in industry will pass  had founded there the successful and especially'in'Canada since the  hardAvare business with which-he lias I world needs lots of things that Can-  continued   to   be  identified.   Me  hadjadians can  produce profitably.  the enviable record  of never suttering defeat in an appeal to the electors of Victoria'either for the legislative House of Commons: and  through  time,  and  the  easiest built i uirc ������'  and  the one with   the  least" expense ii(- was Characteristic of the man that  in  building will probably     be    built |"v"enr he entered on  his last contest  first and the other road'built later. I'^  took  "P  a  gantlet  declined   by  As Ave take it this road will be both   "'1 f!ie active political champion- of  PROSPECTS FOIl JtOAI) 1IU1LI>I\G  for tourist traffic,and for tlie facility  of business.    We have never been up  over the Hope mountains,    but    Ave  are all familiar Avith the Fraser River  canyon and if it looks as good from  an auto line s;s it does from one of  the  railways,  and. it  is  presumed   it  would, all would like to see it buik  along that    routes���������especially    those  who live at the coast or in the Fraser Valley, and none of us would be  ashamed to recommend it to our  tourist friends and our friends'  friends.  The road over the Hope mountain  undoubtedly from a scenic point of  view would appeal to many, hue  Ave wonder if the climb Avould be as  appealing, and no matter how beauti  ful, it cannot surpass the Fraser Hi  ver canyon.  the clay. This Avas at the bye-election  for Victoria in the declining days of  the Dunsmuir administration; and  this success earned for Col. Prior the  succession to the office of Premier  of British Columbia, which he held  for a short time until the institution  of party government under im Mr.  Richard McBride.  Noner of the long list of. worthy  gentlemen who have presided at Gov-  ! eminent House at Victoria has had  more cordial relations with the people of British Columbia than those  maintained by Colonel Prior, and no  one has more faithfuly represented  tin's groat province in the exercise  of hospitality towards notabI-3 visitors. New Westminster will.long re-  fain the pleasing public impression of  this distinguished public man formed  on the occasion of the last provincial  s- onse to the invitation to renew, as  the occupant of his high office, the  friendships he had formed as business man and as politician.���������Columbian.  Tn this connection    Hie    Kamloops   f:.ir.  when  he  made so graceful re-  Telegram  has  the  following  to say:  "It may be well to repeat thc actual connection of the provincial government with the federal government  in trunk road building. The OttaAva  government voted a sum of money  to assist the various provinces in the  building of trunk roads���������not necessarily trans-provincial highways���������on  the basis of forty per cent, of the  cost, the federal grant to be' used in  paying wages-and not for material or  right-of-way, the object being to re-  Foreasts a Short Slump���������  Adrcssing the Toronto Board of  Trade last Thursday, Mr. John Moody  a Now York financial, expert discounted ail panic talk and declared  that the elements in the present business situation warranted every man  lieve the unemployment of returned,'in looking hopefully to the future  men. The share apportioned to B. j In spite of the fact-that there was  C. was a million and a quarter. The j no prosperity at present, he evpress-  B. C. minister of works Avas request- ed confidence in1 the wonderful prosed to submit a map showing the pro- \ poets ahead if a long view were taken of the situation.   .  In order to have a period of pros  vince's trunk    highway    programme.  This was done and the general plan  was accepted. The map includes both  the  Fraser  River    and     the     Hope-  I rinceton   routes  for ahe  connecting  link between the Interior    and    the  Coast and the acceptance of the general trunk road plan  is the    acceptance of the general trunk  road plan  is the aceptance of the Hope-Princeton about which we are hearing    so  much,     it was hardly to be expected  that  the  Dominion     Department    of  perily, three things Avere necessary  Mr. Moody said. First, there must be  a su, .ily of raw material; second, a  plentiful supply of labor, and third,  ;'t is essential to have capital The  United States had the first two, but  lacked capital, alhough it was on  the Avay. He looked for easier money  in 1921, and did not antiipate there  was going to be any panic or danger  Works wruld do more than accept a I'" "iS V,0W' {hC dan*er VOrlod WM ln  general plan without investigation on i  the ground. Nor has more been done  without Investigation. The province  has. used and is using part of the  federal grant, but there has been and  is a fedaial engineer on the ground  who accfopts each Individual undertak  ing in which federal money is being  spent."  Tho Lute Lieutenant-Governor���������  The announcement of the death of  Colonel Edward Gawler Prior will be ! iTI������  heard with very general regret. It  is no exaggeration to say that probably no citizen of British Columbia  had a more loveable personality; and  it has been the lot of few to render  the firsf period of depression through  ���������which the United States had already  passed. Liquidation of capital was  going on at present and a great reduction of loans on the part of the  banks throughout that country, but  the danger zone has been passed.  Tho financial expert's predictions  carried weight with his Toronto audience, since on a former occasion, in  April of this year, he had addressed  the Board of Trade before the "buy-  looni"   broke,   and   predicted   a  slowing  down   of   business  which  is  new in evidence.  Mr. Moody emphasized that it was  impossible to have prospeous times  Avihout the three factors���������a plentiful  more varied and useful public service. supply  of raw  materials  .labor and  It was fitting that at the close of a  capital.    The prosperity of the past  Federal aid- to ^highways is so recent  an   innovation   in   both 'Canada  and  the United  States', that it is as  yet too early to pass upon  its merits,   but  its   ultimate  benefit  should  not be a matter of doubt. Two stipulations connected  with' Federal  aid  are 'that..the improvements made oo  substantial and  that the    roads     be  maintained.    An incidental-, advantage  has  been  that    States    not already   having   highway   departments  have  been -compelled     to    establish  them   before  availing  themselves  of  the   Federal   funds.  . The'Canada Highways Act of 1919  appropriated the sum of $20,000,000  to  be  used  in  assisting  the various  Provinces' in ��������� the.    construction    of  main trunk roads.   .  The    Dominion  Treasury to furnish 4 0 per cent, and  the   provinces   CO   per   cent,   of   the  sums expended.    The grant, had the  dual object of providing better roads  for the most thickly-settled portions  of  the  provinces  and. of  connecting  each provincial.  road.- ��������� system    with  these   of     the  adjoining'    provinces,  thr.s   producing   finally     a  complete  national system.      This involved the  preparation   by   each   province   of  a  general road programme..      By May  of  1.920, eight of .the nine provinces  had prepared their programmes, and  legislative authority Had been taken  for   the  expenditure   by   these  provinces of a total of  ?73,000,000     or.  roads,  or more than  twice as much  as   the   $30,000,000   that  they  were  called upon by the Canada Highways  Act to contribute.    Owing to adverse  factors, such as labor conditions, inadequate    transportation,    facilities,  and  cost and scarcity of-,    materials,  little actual work    Avas accomplished  under the scheme in 192 0, but 1921  should  see. much  good- construction  under way.  The  Federal  legislation  gives  the  Dominion   Government     through   its  Comisisoner ' of     ��������� Highways       the  right  of approval  of  the. plans  and  specifications of the roads constructed ;by the Provinces with the aid of  the. national  grant,    but    otherwise  leaves   to   the   provinces   Avhat   they  have always  had���������the  full    control  of   their  road   systems.       Roads   in  Canada are    under    the    legislative  jurisdiction    of the nine,   provincial  governments, -each  of  which  has  an  independent  highway  department  or  one associated with a provincial department of public works.      Provincial legislation has tended to convey  to   the   local   municipalities   a  farge  measure of road control;  exceptions  to which, however, are the provinces  of   Nova  Scotia   and   Pince   Edward  Island, in which roads are principally under provincial control. The  total  strength   of  roads  in     Canada  has  not  been   accurately     surveyod,  but it is estimated at 250,000. miles, j  The highway legislation   !of      the  various provinces is cast in the same  general  mould,  varied, of course, to  suit   local   municipal,     geographical,  geological,-   financial,    traffic   ..and  general    conditions.      The    weakest  point in  practically all   the  existing  legislation  is  the  failure  to provide  adequately for  maintenance of    the  roads,   or,   where  such   provision   is  made, the'failure to enforce the law.  The; province   of   Quebec,     for     instance  has  imposed   upon  the  municipalities   the   duty   of' maintaining  certain  classes    of  roads,     and  has  enacted, that where a   ^municipality  defaults in this duty the work shall  be carried out by the provincial department and the cost borne by the  municipality.  Cover cabbage for the -first live  minutes of boiling; then remove cover and boil 25 minutes.  When telephoning; remember that Central is ready to  help ycu. It is easier for her to complete a call than to  conic back'on thc line to report it busy. She has'done a  wonderful work, these last few months, doing more than  usual because of the inability of manufacturers to supply,  needed equipment. You will find she responds readily  when accorded, co-operation:  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co,  Fruitgrowers, order your  Fruit Boxes now  andjtake advantage of the lowest prices.'  Everything made in B. C. Stock of  boxes will be carried during" fruit season.  Home Ave  Near Wharf  tnocEaasE9ZEaBBacB0MBjB  Oi  ALL the power    you  faultless,      every-day  miles as a rule on a gallon  ���������these are the qualities   of   the  head-motor    with    which the  ������������������Four-Ninety"    Touring    Car is  will    even    need;  performance;     25  gasoline  valve-in-  Chevrolet  equipped.  In appearance and in performance tlie  Chevrolet "Four-Ninety"      Touring Car  pleases the most   exacting   owners. It is  a safe and sensible car to buy.  STUART MOTORS  CHEVROLET and, DODGE AGENTS  MISSION CITY, It. O.  1M  <A'  -"<!  -    H  ^3*^^^^ ?y  ,tsn.T a-aojs,.T,OTPfv gw.r  Page Three  /g^amnmm  It i  Letter  Heads  Bill  Heads  Envelopes  Statements  Posters  Shipping  Tags  Visiting  Cards  O _   0  n adv. in  paper finds the  eople  The Merchant who adver-  tises his goods thereby shows  his confidence in them. His  advertisement is an invitation to the people to test his  sincerity by testing his goods.  This paper has a bona fide  circulation and an adv. for it  will reach the man who  spends his money in his own  province.  For Job Printing''  This office is equipped with  an Essorimehi of type and  paper that will insure a perfect and artistic piece of work.  When next you see a good,1  well executed piece of printed  matter, whether it is business; -���������  stationery, pamphlet, booklet  or any of the numerous print-  ed articles, examine it care-?  fully and you will invariably  find that it is the product of  this office. The intelligent  Business Men, Farmer and  Fruit Grower alike demands  and receives  a.  at is up to a  own 10 a  Dodgers  Loose  Leaves  .Invoices-  Price  Lists  nvitations  Receipts  ���������a  Circulars  VIeal  ickets  Menus -  JL-uICe      J_LitC>*  I  "u���������.  Hub -Square  Profitable  Mission City  -^  ^friminnnnianmintiinnni  t^^^^mtnmrnmixmmScyjrSn^  J. H. JONES  I Funeral  Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  3)  Egffi^^^tcmgn||fetoi^iT4inBiiunnnniTOpng^  For   a Good SrnolceTry  BiC. & Old Sport  CIGARS  * .  ��������� ���������  i  B. c.'cigar  factory  WILBERO a WOLZ. props  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister "    Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Buiklin<>  PUonc 8001 P. O. Box 69  MISSION CITY, B. C.  Wm, Atkinson  General Auctioneer, and  Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years among the Stockmen of  the . Fraser Valley.: Am familar  with/the different breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C    '  ���������E. W.  Bigelow  Barrister, Etc.  At J. A. CATHERWOOD'S  Every   Friday  -.   Phones:   Mission 1503  Long Distance:   Pt. Coquitlam  Phone 80  ONTARIO'S  PUBLIC QUESTIONS  (From Manitoba Free Press)  East Elgin seems to justify the  claim of . the United Farmers that  they have dislodged the old parties in  rural Ontario. In a constituency rhat  had 'been a Conservative constituency  since 1831, the Government candidate, a. prominent farmer and stock-  raiser, polled 1,9 60 votes in a total  of 5,703 cast in thc rural sub-divisions. By way of consolation thc  Conservatives point to the relatively  insignificant town population in East  Elgin. In. this respect it is exceptional. There are few Ontaio constituencies in which there are not  several good-sized towns, or incorporated villages. These communities  do not relish the merchandizing activities of the United Farmers. In  Aylmer, the only town in East Elgin  the U. F. O. polled 1)7 votes against  1,160 for the other parties. In Port  Stanley, the largest village the U. F.  0. vote was 20 in a total of 342. The  population of the cities and towns  of Ontario greatly outnumber that of  the townships, a fact ou which tho  Meighcn government pins its hopes.  Conservatives do not expect that the  Laborifes will repeat thoir provincial  success in an election fought on the  tariff Issue.  Liberals pretend to seo in tho East  Ml gin figures n warning to the U. F.  O. that It cannot afford Lo disregard  tho Liberal party and divide tlio tariff reform forces in tho federal campaign. The Globe even advises cooperation with a view to avoiding  three-cornored contests, leaving oach  constituency to tho party most likely  to win single-handed gainst thc government. There is no likelihood of  tho provincial  U. lr. O. executive a-  cutivc and the Labor members of the  legislature, a resolution was adopted  censuring provincial and local of1"ic-"  ors for appearing on the e.strc'mist  platforms, "where policies are ex^  pounded that-are not in accord with  the fundamental principles of British  democracy or thc platform of the 1.  L. P."' One of the',provincial vice-  presidents of the party,, .John Mac-  dbnald, hash en especially prominent  as an.advocate of Soviotism. Little  is heard of the revolutionary element  outside of Toronto, but in this city  though it is a small minority of trade  unionists, it dominates .the1- Trades  and Labor Council, ln defiance of ���������  the resolution of the Labor conference, it has succeeded in electing  Mai'ilonald as head of the committee  in charge of the municipal campaign  The activity of the "Reds" has been  a source of embarrassment to the  government, which has probably,, informed its Labor allies that they  must do some house-cleaning if the  Farmer and Labor groups are to live  together.    "  The proposed  measure of propor- '  tional   representation   recommended  by a committee of the legislature is  a very  mild  affair.    The report  advises that four areas be selected for  the experiment���������the cities of Ottawa  and Hamilton, a group of six constituencies in Eastern Ontario,    and    a  similar   group   in   Western- Ontario.  The committee suggests that Toronto  may be  substituted'for Ottawa .and  Hamilton by the legislature.'' In single  member  constituencies     the    single  transferable vote is proposed, and it  is,, recommended   that   municpalitiea  be' permitted to adopt the same system.    The committee does not open  up the question of the under-repres-  entation of the cities, a delicate, one  for a farmers' government. , The Con  lervatives shall    demand    :that    any  scheme shall take    account   of . the  growth of the industrial centres. As  the Laborites  sympathise   with   this  view, and the  farmers  naturally  do  hot  wish   to   be   responsible   for   reducing relatively the rural representation in the House, it is not expected that the government will go' further than to introduce a bill embodying the "committee's suggestions.  Lively opposition   to even  this modest-  measure: will   be .offered by a-group  of Liberals and    Conservatives   '.who  contend that "P. R^" promotes   ; the  growth of groups and factions. ���������  An isse of great importance ha*  been thrust into provincial politics  by recommendation of a committee,  of tho legislature that a department  -of power be addod lo the government  Such a department, if created, would  take over the work of the Hydro-Electric commission, ' the body which  controls thc generation and distribution of electrical energy on behalf of  3 00 municipalities in all parts of the  province: Sir Adam Beck .fought his  own party to keep this vast publ;e  utility out of the hands of the" late  government, and he has been backed  by the municipalities embraced in  the system. The government will  have to reckon with this opposition  if it tries to give effect to the committee's recommendation.  Tho question will widen the cleavage between the cities and towns on  the one side, and the rural communities on tho other. The.farmers, complain that the advantage of the -publicly-owned power has gone "mainly  to tho industrial centres, and they  feel they would got more consideration if the government were in control  LICKNSI5  CHANTED  IN  LANGLEY   I'RAIHIK  "* uu<>mm'mmitmi^imm^m������m^iri^i  Hi  Pi  feM^^ggMjj^g^^  LANGLEY PRAIRIE, Dec. 13.���������  Messrs S. 11. and A. C. Turner were  granted a license for the sale of. near  beer in the, new hotel premises in  the Theatre block here by tho casting .vojo of Kcevo Poppy at Saturday's meeting of the Langloy Council, subject to a satisfactory report  from the inspector upon the building  and accommodation.  "Doc" Turner made the application  a previous ���������application- in respect to  ad.jncent premises having been refused some months ago. lie pointed  out.that the new building more than  complied with the bylaw on the subject and that five years' lease had  been taken on it. Also that he and  his brother -were not transients, but  had resided in New Westminster  greeing to these tactics. Mr. Drury ' fifteen years before they wont over-  may be open  to conviction,  but  Mr.   seas.  Morrison and his supporters contend  that the U. F. O. would cease to appeal to former Conservatives if it associated itself with the Liberal party  If Mr. Crerar has different views he  will find it difficult to impose them  on so resolute a believer in the political mission of the U. F. O. as Mr.  Morrison.  The Independent Labor party has  at last taken action to rid itself of  the ''extremists who have been trying  to get control of the provincial exe-  When tho proposition was made it  was'stated that the premises would  be completed and ready for busiess  by the first of the new year.'  ��������� .  It was stated that there was need  for more hotel accommodation in  Langley Prairie, a rapidly growing  place, but that was promptly denied.  When it came to tho^voting of the  council, three of the councillors voted against and three for and it remained for Reeve Poppy to cast his  vote in favor of the license.  I������%%^^������^^ THE aBBGTSFORj) POST, ABBOTS^Oftp, fc. & ^-J  ynwimjww ������'"  ^H^iVV^M^^'^Mjj^V^rn^  The Christmas Roast���������  We are.justly proud of our meat market  and of the high-class family trade which  we command. It's a case of mutual good  feeling. We treat you right.  How about thai race   Christmas   Roast  A. E. HUMPHREY  (Lutu   Taylor   &   Humphrey)  B. C-. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Boom   0   Hart. ��������� .Block,   Chjlliwind:  Box    422, CHII.UWAOK    .  %  you planned to'have?    Tell us about it now  WHITE & CARMICHAEL  Abbotsford, B.C.  B.   C.   Phone   4 1'.  Farmers' Phono 1 f)0������*  R. McEWAN  BOOT AND SHOE  REPAIRER  ABUOTSFORl), ��������������� 0.  a.>-  In order that you may not be disappointed, in not getting  your Xmas'supply of Xmas Almond Paste, Xmas Cake. etc.  We have an,excellent supply of Chocolate' Boxes    and  ���������Candy���������AU'kinds, assorted. If you don't see them in the,  window ask one of our obliging clerks, who will be only  too. pleased to show you. ,  Fresh Groceries always on hand���������also Fresh Bread..,  ALBERT .LEE,   Grocer, and   BaKer  r   -v  more gooane ws  for you soon  TCH THIS  .   4  Dr. O.R. Hougen  Dental Surgeon  Announces the opening of offices for the practise of (  DENTISTRY  in thc  Wimlcbuuk   Cement   lUoek  Phone   710������        Mission.   City  \ I"-  v..  J  Abbotsford Garage Si Machine Shop  Phone, B. C. 7       AEEOTSFttliD IS. C.  Farmers 1918  SS3SS7O0SSSC  ��������� li>   mrwrHi ftifWff���������"  Grocery  HUNTINGDON, B- C.  Farmers' Phone 1303  l'ROVlr.CIAL  PREMIER  NOT  A   GUILTY   MAN   YET  Two justices cf the peace at tho  Maillari.ville Police Court on Monday  afternoon dismissed the case against  Hon. John Oliver in which the Crown  prosecuted for alleged cruelty to  horseH at the Minnckadah ranch, Coquitlam in October,L. November and  December of the present year.  During the short adjournment,  when Magistrates Reeve Marmont  and Newman consulted as to whether  to continue with the case, there camo  very near being a fistic encounter  between Premier Oliver and Dr Howell, and, as Premier Oliver stated afterwards, he was notf'or a while certain whether he would be spending  tlie night on bread and water or  in a hospital on special diet. The policeman interfered and spoiled a  good scrap.  T;he case resulted from information laid against the Premier by in-  cpcctcr James Bates of the S.  P.  C.  A i'or cruelty to nine horses taken  possession of by the Government under the Animals Conservation Act,  legislation which had been passed  by the government and made retroactive to cover this particular seizure of horses from ono John G Campbell.  After hearing the evidonce the justices decided that the Premier could  not have been directly responsible  for the. condition of the horses, and  consequently  dismissed  the case.  .MT. LEHMAN'"IV. I.  The annual meeting of the Mt.  Loll man Women's Institute was held  on Wednesday in the Orange Hall  the president in the chair. The secretary gave a full report of the act-  vity of the society during this, the  first year of its existence and a fair  balance   to   begin   the  new  year.  Election of officers then look  place. The society showed its appreciation of the work of Mrs. Garas-  by  by re-electing her president and  Advertisements under tJte    above  heading cost 2f>    cents per    issue.  Leave  copy  and. money at The Abbotsford Garage.  ���������  iiOKSE FOR SALE���������Good worker  young, sound, gentle, will be sold  cheap, or exchange for cow. James  Milstead,   R.   R.  No.   2.   Abbotsford.  FOR SALE���������Counters and Fixtures in llrst class condition���������at your  own price. ������������������ Apply F. J. R. Whiteh-  elo, Abbotsford, B. C.  XOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS  KUicurd    School  SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Tender  for Kilsrard School" will l>e received Dy the  Honourable the Minister of Public Works up  to 12 o'clock noon of ..Friday, the 10th day  of December, 1920, for' the. erection and completion of a One Room'School at Kilyard, in  i the  Chilliwack  Electoral  District.   B.  C.  -Vliins, Specifications.', Contract.' Forms of  Te:i'lc:r may be seonL,b'n and after the 19th  dnv of November. lOyb." at the office of:  j.  Mahony, ��������� Esq..  Government  Agent,  Court  IIoussr.   Vancouver:  E. "B. McPhail.   Esq..  Sec.  S-.hool   Board,   R. R. 3- Abbotsl'ord.  or the  .Victoria,   H.  C.  uot   necessarily  to S-.hool   Hoard,  ������.. ������-- ;s- ad  Dc-ai'tmcnt  of   Public  Works.  Tho   lowest   or .-any   tender  accepted..  -  G.  P.  NAPIER.  ' Asst. Public Works  Engineer.  Public   Works   Department,  Victoria,  B. C.  November   15,   lfJUO.  - tinder authority of the  Soldiers'    ��������� Settlement  Board of Canada  There will  he offered  for - sale    at  Mr. McPhee's Barn,  Abbotsford, B. C.  Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 1920.  The   following  Stock and Equipment  '���������     Some  Twenty    Cattle,-    including  Ilolstein Grade and Jersey Grade.  |     Three Agricultural Teams and other Horses.  !     Several Sets Double    and    Single  'Harness.  i     Mowers,  Harrows,  Separators,  Iu-  cuator.  Numerous Implements, small  Tools and Dairy Utensils.   ���������  Soldier Settlers may purchase on  lequisition with authority of their  1'jcnl   Field   Supervisor.  Sale to commence at 1 p. m.,  TERMS: CASH.  Mrs. Feam was re-elected first vice-  president. Mrs. Forrester was elected second vice-president. The  ether directors are Mrs. Green and  Misa Ruth Owen. Mit. Oswald was  elected  secretary.  After   refreshments   v.ere   served,  the   meeting   adjourned.  IN  MAPLE ftlDGK  NOW  Maple Ridge council has adopted  the ward system being tired of the  system whereby the councillors are  elected at large. It is probable thai  Whonnock and Ruskin will constitute  one, Haney, Hammond, two more,  Webster's Corners and Albion another, and the fifth will take up tho remainder  of  the municipality.  There is talk of a soldiers' ticket  for the municipal council  but there  Ii  A T. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued ���������  REAL/ ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good I'arm Mortgages  CV.&  Abbotsford  GOOD THINGS FOR CHRISTMAS  Ganong's Chocolates in Fancy Boxes and  in Bulk, also;  A clean, well assorted Stock of ���������  ' Xmas Candies and Fruits  A.G.ANDREWS  CASH   GROOER AIltfOTSKOHD,   15.    C.  FOR THE BEST  COAL  IN  THE  VALLEY  AND  QUICK SERVICE  APPLY  ABBOTSFORD COAL  & TRANSFER  ������*������*3������ ������***=��������� *|  FARMERS'SUPPLYSTORE  Successor to A. P. Slade & Co.  e buy eggs, poultry, etc.  We sell floor and feed  ABBOTSFORD  aothing definite as yet as to names.  Several names are mentioned for tho  Reeveship. Among these are Reov-j  Ansell, the man whom Premier Oliver would rather have seen in the  ditch' than Mr. W. J. Bowser), Councillor Fulton and ex-Reeve Lougheed  as the returned soldiers' champion  and ex-Councillor Lilley.  By the passing of the Road Tax  'lylaw at the last council meeting  ao landed ratepayer paying $10 Oliver is subject to the Imposition of  '.lie road tax.  Operated by ]R. Leary  f %���������*������������/���������''%��������� *  LANGLEY   UNITED  WIN  BY DEFAULT  LANGLEY PRAIRIE, Dec. 13.���������  Langley United team turned out at  full strength on Saturday to ''meet  Abbotsford, but the Abbotsford men  did not put in an appearance.. The  game went by default to tlie Home  team.  But then even the players were  not wholly disappointed i'or despite  Friday's  rain,     Langley  Fort    sent-  a team over on the off chance of  getting a friendly game. Such a  sporting spirit was just to the liking  of local soccer enthusiasts, and they  found two substitutes to complete  the Fort, eleven, and then engaged  them in an cnpoyable game.  One day an ant while drinking bo-  side a stream fell into the water and  the current was fast washing her a-  way. A dove pitying her distress  picked a twig from a neighboring  froo and dropped it into the- water.  The ant was able to crawl en tills  twig which presently lodged against  the edge of .the stream and so she'  escaped  with  her life.  A shortt hue afterwards a man  with a gun attempted to shoot tlie  deve but just as he took, aim .and  was about to fire the ant crept up  the back'of his boot and bit his leg  so hard that lie gave a sudden start  which caused him to miss hie aim and  the dove flew away. One good turn  deserves another.  TALKING  ELECTION  ill  'J

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