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 II  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XXV., No. 7.  Abbotsl'ord, B. C, Friday, December 8,'1922.  $1.00 Per Annum.  nm  sktshss  QUALITY PRICES  RELIABILITY  ABBOTSFORD and WHATCOM ROAD  %:  =r  Phone lb'  Sumas  Council  reg-  hall  of  the year  _ council  to carry  the de-  obtained  -The Sumas Council held their  ular meeting in tlie    municipal  on  Saturday Jasti all    members  ���������the Icouncil being, present.  "All'.work on the road for  .'were closed down, as the  felt '"that it was impossible  on further road wo.'k with  sired results, that can be  earlier in the season.-"  The court of Revision will be  held' in the council chambers on  Monday, December 11th when die  Voters' List for ,'the coming munics.  pal 'election will be gone over. ��������� Voters' Lists are to be found at the  clerks*' office, at the post office ancl  at the municipal hall.  The council will aflter the'count  of revision complete any unfinished  business for the year.  The teachers^ salaries were passed  f o;;. jpay^ent.^il-T.he^ach6'ol;;' ^US^ees-  haviv'sc'ine'wh'at overdrawn' their .ap-  prGpi J'jt'on for the year:' ' It is.;-, estimated':'that this will'"probably  reach "th'e'$2000 .mark.' This is considered a handicap _. to the' council  who-may have to. make an- overdraft at the" bank to see them  through. . '���������  But llhe,expenditures of* the municipality have not by . any means  exceeded the revenue for Lhe yea:,  as the council paid out some ^2000  for ditch contruction under' the  ���������Ditch and Watercourses, Act, which  is payable by the parties^ benefitted.  $1500 of this money has hot as' yet  been paid ,in, .but is drawing interest at |the rate of 8 per cent, per annum! This and the heavy school expenses necessitates the council hav-  borrow money.  council recomme ided that a  magistrate  be  appointed and  have  recommended  Municipal  Clurk  Courtman for It-he position.  Farmers 1913  L. T. it.   LODGE   ELECTS  OITCHRS EOR YE All  At  the  of the L.  regular    monthly  T. B. Lodge held  meeting  on Mon  day evening in the Orange Hall, officer were elected for the coming  year as follows: W. M., C. Spring;  D. M., Mrs. J. J. McPhee; Recording ecretary, Mrs. A. Taylor; Finan<  ciai Secretary, Mrs. Ker; Treasurer,  Mrs'. McMillan; Chaplain Mrs. McGi!  livary; D. of C, Mrs. W. Roberts;  C. of C, Mrs. C. Spring; Inside Tyler, Mr. T. McMillan; Outside Tyler,  Mr. C. Roberts; Coniimittee, Mrs.  Roberts,  Mrs.  McPhee,  Mrs.  Spring,  Mrs'. Carmichael and Mrs. Mo'ddy;  Auditors, Mrs. M. McMillan and  Mrs. A. Taylor.  Much general business was transacted and a cheque of $25.00 was  voted to the True Blue Orphanage  in -New Westminster. A committee  ^consisting;,;ofir rs. ^-Roberts,::M.rs.,-Ker  an cVMrsr' Tay 1 or- was 'named' '��������� to "Vb r k  with,a committee from 'the'Orange  Lodge in .preparation -of vthe ' dance  to be held on. January 12th. ''A,t the  close- of Lodge dainty refreshments  were served and a social time was  enjoyed"  MRS.   SEMPLE  ADDRESSES  PRESBYTERIAN LADIES' AID  ing to  The  police  MR. X R. RENNER LEAVES    ,  AFTER EIGHT YEARS  ' Mr. and Mrs. J a. Renner left on  Monday to take up their residence in  Squ'amish. Mr. Renner has served  in the capacity of Provincial Constable in Abbotsford for the past  eight years, and had become very  popular with residents of Abbotsford and district, where he filled nis  duty with the utmost fairness and  courtesy, and'will /he much missed  in the community.  Mr. Ross of Huntingdon is filling Mr. Renner's place until a permanent officer arrives from Vancouver.  The Ladies' Aid of the Pe.sbyt.er-  ian Church' held a well attended  meeting at the residence of Mrs. F.  J. R. Whitchelo on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Semple of Chilliwack, secretary of the District  Stranger Department, in connection  with the Womens' Missionary Society, gave an interesting address,  and received a hearty vote of thanks  from  those present. .  The officers of the Women's Mis-  sionay Society for the past year  wore re-elected, namely, president:  Mrs. H. Fraser; secretary, Mrs. K. N.  Ryall; secretary of Strangers' Department, Mrs. M. Fraser.  .The election of officers of the  Ladies' Aid was" deferred until the  first regular meeting in  January.  Mr.   H.  W.  Boc-Jiroyd  of  Clover-  dale was tho -week-end guest of  eister, Mrs. G. R. Wright.  'On Wednesday, Mr. N. Hill, president of the Abbtosford and District  Board of Trade, Mr., J. Brydges.  vice-president, and Mr. A. George,  secretary, attended the regular  quarterly meeting of the Associated  Boards of Trade of the Fraser Valley, held in Chilliwack. General  business of interest to the various  points', in the valley was taken up alt  this' meeting.  board op tr.#j|)e attends  , ,-to/Mliny   matte us  The   regular  lii'ont'jhly  meeting 'Of  the Abbotsford  a^'d "District    Board  oi Trade' -was '.held -in the Bank    or  Montreal   chambers ' on' Monday   evening with  the .'/president,     Mr.  N.  Hill, in'the dhairfC ' .Owing to several affairs takingf/place the same;evening ,tbo attendance    was -not    as  large as usual,   ���������'"<!'   " ���������>  .": Mr. J. Brydges^reported that    noi  further  progress /had  been  made re  lights.     Mr.  Brydges. reported'    that  he had $30 ln trust, which would; be  iianded  over  to  the' treasurer.     Mr.  W. H. Kearyj, sec^treas. of; the Jjfew  Westminster Board-' of Trade sent a  letter,   accompaning;  a    communication from the 'chairman of the market committee, stating that . the B:  C: Electric did not-;  consider   - that  there   was  sufficient      business     to  warrant the running ���������   of- a' ��������� special  car irom Abbotsford ���������/to! New Westminster  on  market5 days'.'  '��������� The secretary w������s  instructed "  to  write   the. Attorney-General   asking-  why Provincial Constable J. R. Ren^  ner had been removed from Abbotsford in'- the face of . protest    of the  Board of Trade. A/letter of appreciation   will  be-sent  to'Mr." Renner  from the Board and also-one to the  Chief of the Provincial  Police'���������--Department, testifying tb the efficiency  and courtesy with which Mr..Reriner  had fulfilled his duties while'' a constable   here: ^    /    ';'     " --"     ' *   '   -  Copies of'all-correspondence pertaining-to the affair'--are.,to/be ,sent  .to- Hon. E. D. Barrow, /asking-'-why  ,h^Avaainnabte-tO;^^cfeeae.>^.'fto,^fthfe7  Boards' request to have -Mr. -Renner.  retained here 'as. '- constable-of -Abbotsford.   - ���������' ' '- '.  A resolution' from the- Nana-imo  Board of Trade, asking';the- local  Board, to endorse the policy oi" retrenchment .suggested by' the Minister of Finance' was field.  A ' communication was received  from W. L. Makiu, and W. E. Payne  president and . secretary of the B.  C. associated Boards of Trade, calling attention to the fourth annual  convention to be held in February,  and requesting the Abbotsford  Board to be prepared to- present  anything of interest from this Board  of Trade. The president appointed Messrs. McGowan, Brydges" and  Pratt as a committee to look into  Wie matter and frame resolutions.'  The question of excess freight rates  to Abbosford was discussed with a  view of securing means of equalizing  the rates here,' as compared , -with  other points in the valley. The  r,ate to Chilliwack is the; usual one'  for all coast'cities, the Abbotsford  rate being 3 cents- on- the hundred  higher than to other points.  ���������' After some consideration, the  secretary was asked to write Hon.  E. D. Barrow stating that the Ab-  boLsford Board of Trade stands as  ���������oposed to the eight hour day, ' the  bill of 'which is' at present before,  the  Legislature.  ARROTSPORI)   L.O.L.   GIVE  CONCERT     AND     DA.VCE  Under tlie auspices of Abbotsford  L.O.L. 1867 a concert and dance  was held in the Abbotsford Theatre  on Tuesday evening.' Although  the attendance ,was not very large  on account of the bad weather, a  very enjoyable time was experienced.  Rev. A'. H. Priest acted as chairman and the following popular artists assisted in a much appreciated  programme: Piano solos, Lloyd  Vannetta; vocal solo, Mrs Coutts;  violin solo, Mrs T. Walter's; vocal  solos, Mr Ptirdy, Aldergrove; Character Sketch, Mrs. Kearns, Aldergrove; vocal solos, .Mrs: Horn;  comic songs, Mr. ,S. Brown, Clayburn; recitation, B. Brown; character   recitations,   Mr. 'Snashawl."  An address on the Jaims 'and objects of Orange and True Blue A^o-'  ciatiohs' was, given by Mr. "VV. G-  Gamble of Mission City.      ,   .  . At  the  close  of  the  concert    an  appetizing  supper  and" dancing  was  enjoyed  to the strains  of    the. Abbotsford  Orchestra."  MRS.   PARTON-   PRESENTED  WITH LI J W MEMBERSHIP  UNITED  CHOIRS  WILL  GIVE  PINE   CHRISTMAS   CANTATA  L.O.L.   ELECTS   OFFICERS  .    One of the   finest treats in'   sitore  for music lovers during the Christmas holidays will be- the Cantata to  be given by    the    united    choirs of  the  Presby/terian  and  St.     Mathews  Churches,.under the direction of the  Comrade Bible Class" of'the Presbyterian Sunday School, of which- Mrs.  .G.; }X.^ Wright ^^ve8\dent.^>[ ,a;:'-- -\-  '"'.''Th%"singers~wil'l'-be"assisted by all-  local talent available-making, a total  of/over foii^y-voices, which' will give  a lovely ,' ren'dering '  of    the " many  beautiful .selections    chosen.-   Alon<<  with tlie'ctioi'us- will be a Christmas  play under the', able'    direction    of  Miss Manning, and in    which    over  twenty characters will take part, ait-  tired in appropriate costumes of lhe  times of the birth, of Christ.     Much  time is' being given to the practises  for this popular event, which is sure  to receive the   support of    the    entire dstrict.  The W.C.T.U. were pleasantly en-!  tertained at jtbe home of Mrs.' H.  Fraser on Tuesday afternoon. The  Sumas W.C.T.U. Society were. to  have -been present but' did not attend. An address on the work of  t^.he W.C.T.U. was " given by Mrs.  Williscroft of Vancouver, who also  suggested that a Y1W.C.A. be or- '  ganized in connection with the activities   here. :   ���������  Mrs. J. Parton, who ' for- many  years has been a faithful and val- -  ued worker of the society, was presented with a Life Membership, the  presentation being made by Mrs.  Williscroft and the address given by  Mrs: W. -Robertson. A solo >vas  sung by Flossie Hunt and much enjoyed as was a piano duet - given by  Mrs. 'Wright and Mrs. Bedlow. At  the close of ������the meeting refreshments were served by the hostess.  ANNUAL MEETING HELD  The St. .Andrews and Caledonian  Society held their annual meeting in  -the Bank of Montreal Chambers on  Saturday evening when the following  were elected as officers for the; ensuing year: Honary President, J. A.  McGowan; President, C. Wallace:  Vice-president, J. J. Pace; Secretary.'  N. Gibson;' Treasurer, W. Rogers;  Chaplain, Rev. W. Robertson; Piper  N. Gibson; Orator,' R. Shortreed. A  committee was named for ;the annual fconcert and dance to be held  in the Abbotsford ��������� Theatre . on the1  29th "of. December.', - ' . L  .-  c---    * ft*  i  Mr:'A1; Taylor has'the contract of  wiring the new'B. &'K.' building,  which is a guarantee that it will be  done right.  Mr. Pope, C. P. R.. Relieving  agen.t, will ably fill duties, as agent-  during Mr. Shore's absence.  Services will be held in St. Math-  ew's xinglican Church at Abbotsford  every Sunday night at 7:30. Rev.-A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  well     in   hand  union    Sunday  hisjiSchool  Christmas tree    in    the Abbotsl'ord Theatre on December 21st.  Arrangements are  for the holding of a  the  ' "MAKES A GOOD CAR BETTER"  '���������'���������' ���������/������������������������������������>���������;"������������������-���������      ������������������/:���������/  We supply the best   stations in this   district.  red ball sign.  Call at  At the regular meetng of'L. O. L.  18G7 officers were elected for 192o  as follows: W. M., C. Spring; D. M.,  C'L Miller; Recording Secretary,  'James, Mitchell; Chaplain, Charles  Grimley; Financial Secretary. I*'-'  Chapman; Treasurer, E., Ruthig; D.  of C, R. Allan; C. of G., G.'.Sinclair;'  .inside Tyler, N. C. McLean; Auditors, Mr. Hipwell and J. Gilmoui'e;  Outside Tyler, K. McWay;  Go mm it-  Mean d  the  Imperi;tl Products Always At Your Service  Phone 53 or 25X  i^.mramniB.ffiim3���������'"������������������"^^  tscmen, M. McGillivray;/!1.  Millan, E. Rtlthig, VV. Roberts  H. Conway.  it was decided to join with  L T. B. Lodge for the holding of  a large dance in the Abbptsfoi'd  Theatre on Friday, .-���������January. 12th,  and Messrs. R Allan, F. Taylor* and  J. Mitchell were appointed a committee to; meet with a committee  from  the L. T. B. Lodge.  Mr.. M. M. Shore, C. P.  R. agent,  is aking his holidays,, which he may  /spet  in   Vancouver  and     Kamloops.  Mrs. Shore Will accompany him. /'',.  Presents for every member of lhe family.  We have just completed the 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  Fancy Boxes from 15 cents up.  Ladies' Silk Underwear, Camisoles, Boudoir Caps, etc.  TOYS and DOLLS of   every: kind   and jIcs-  criplion.  ���������'������������������������������������/'���������'.  Men's Overcoats���������-some exceptional values  in Tweed ami Fancy Patterns.  Winter Caps, Underwear, Socks, Boots and  Rubbers.  j  Some^people say "beautiful snow'  while others are longing for rain;  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  hi  1  i  ?i I  K*S PA.QE tfWO  'ME ABBOTSFORD POST'  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. BATES. Editor and Proprietor  _���������-_..    ^~4*un.*J.jr~  FRIDAY,    DECEMBER  8,   1922  </  The municipal elections' will -come  much earlier this winter than last  winter. The nomination is on the  8th of January and the elections on  the following Saturday, the 13than unlucky, day for some one, it is  mire.  , In some municipalities the campaign is already shaping and promises to be a hot one in most case*.  However until after Christmas it is  not likely,that much publicity will be  given to the number of candidates hi  the various fields.  LAN D *SETTLKMEXT  VOTE  " The   Provincial     Government ,   is  asking  for  power  to     borrow     $3,-  500,000  in  addition   tb  the  borrowing powers that it already possesses.  Of   that'  amount  noted, .$2,000,000  is to be devoted to the construction  of new public buildings and $1,000,-  000   is  for    the    Land     Settlement  Board.     Until   the  Minister  of   Fin*  ance explains in detail what is proposed the only      comment that can  be .made Is that such additional expenditures'  deserve close     investigation   by  the  Legislature.     The   vote  for   the     Land     Settlement     Board  should   give   some     opporunity     of  an  announcement  on   the     progress  that body is making.    The country,  according  to  figures    already  given  during  the  present  session,   continues  to" increase  its' agricultural  imports,   which   would,    indicate   that  the land settlement policy  , now being  followed  is  not  producing     the  results that were anticipated. Whenever statistics  are    issued    of     the  number of those who have taken up  land  .under     this '  policy   it   should  also be stated  how . many,  if    any,  have   abandoned, their  holdings-  because  of  lack   of  transportation   facilities,  markets,  or  for  any.    otheF  cause.    An entirely erro'neus impression of" the value of the land settlement policy, is  likely to  be  created  by the mere mention of the    figures  of those'who have bought holdings  under this  policy.    The  chief  thing  to learn is how the policy has affected  production,   what  is  the    return  in  production  and  how  it compares  with the large expenditures for whicii  the Land Settlement Board has been  responsible.  .,  It can hardly" be believed that the  $1,000,000 vote, fo'n-the. Land Settlement. Board is going to be extended  during the combing fiscal year The  Province is badly in need of a political rest from such expenditures. "VW  have reiterated often enough tnat  there should be ' revision of polcy  dealing with land settlement,-, and it  be based more upon the idea of fostering agricultural production than en  merely selling government lands wifn  out much regard to the class and calibre of the settlers who take them up.  The very fact that there is an increase, shown in the value of. imported agricultural products does not  speak highly of our land settlement  policy. Thek government should noi  be wedded to the present scheme but  should be open to take the Legislature into its confidence and ask for  guidance and advice. Mr. Pattullo  will be the. first to admit that ha u  not ai> agriculturaist, and that agriculturist, and that agriculture development should govern any land settlement policy.���������Colonist.   ���������>/  NO OIL SO  FAR  STILLMAN  STATKS  No oil has thus far been struck in  the Trma-Fabayan-Wainwright field,  according to a letter to the Vancouver Sun,from C. D. Stillman, president, of the Imperiol Oil, Limited.  The letter follows':  Someone has been good enough to  uend me a copy of the Sun of Friday,  October 20, containing an article by  one, Howard T. Mitchell on the Imperial Oil drilling operations at Irmsi  in Alberta, and an editorial based  upon this article. Since both edi-  toral and article are at variance with  . the facts, I am setting down certain  information yhich may be enlghten-  ing to your readers.  . Canada consumes in six days aW  of the petroleum it produces in a  year.    The discoverey of    a domestic  source of supply would mean  1. An appreciation in the value of  Canadian natonal securities and in  our credit generally;  2. A material and immediate increase in population. '  .   s.  3? A stimulus to agriculture and  .industry generally;  4. The   attraction   of   new   capital  to Canada in great volume.  .5. A considerable augmentation of  the national' revenues through royalties on petroleum production.  ./ G.'.'A  potential    fuigmentation    oflcnjef  petroleum to Imperial Oil,    Limited, j large  and to all other companies engaging  in this industry.  In these circumstances is the  search for a Canadian supply of  petroleum to be encouraged, or is  it to be discouraged, or is it a patriotic 'duty to harass and. impede a  sincere effort to make Canada self-  supporting in this vital natural -resource? Is Imperial Oil, Limited,  performing a national service or it  it, as your editorial suggests, endeavoring to filch an asset of great value from the "people of'this country?  The first comprehensive effort  and the first outlay of capital on a  large, scale in an endeavor to find  petroleum in Canada has been that  of Imperial Oil Limited, a Canadian  company, with six thousand shareholders in Canada. It has'-to date  expended a sum in excess of threo  million dollars in a systematic petroleum drilling campaign which  has extended from the forty-ninth  parallel to practically the Artie  Circle,' and which has covered a doa-  en syidely separated' areas in thc  western countiry. Around these  areas thousands of leases are held by  individuals or syndicates' awaiting  the result of our tests.  ln entering upon this campaign  Imperial Oil, Limited "made no bargain with either Federal or provincial government, nor did it seek or  accept any special treatment or  concession. We asked nothing from  the government which the poorest  prospector could not. demand as a  right. We accepted the terms and  conditions as to rentals of govern-  :ment owned lands, .royalties upon  all petroleum produced, and every  restriction and regulation, which  had existed in the laws of Canada  for years. Can the editor of the Sun.  think of any other development -of  a natural resource, which not only  has been carried on without government assistance or subsidy and  which has been from the beginning  a source of revenue to the national  treasury?  Imperial Oil Limited asked for no  monopoly���������another company did.  It sought and would have obtained,  but for- the opposition of the people  of'Alberta and Saskatchewan, thb  exclusive right to drill for oil ovei  a term of years in practically all  of the potential producing areas ot  the Northwest Territories and .western provinces. Being denied this,  that company refused to take an  even chance with other petroleum  enterprises, and invested its capital, not in the.Canadian west but in  troleum -products to compete .with  the more profitable . and assured,  fields; of California, from - "which  vantage point it is now shipping petroleum products' to compete with  those of our refinery at loco. Our  crude petroleum manufactured at  loco comes from a field owned and  controlled and .operated by a Canadian   organization   in   Peru.  Imperial   Oil   Limited     has     now  been     conducting,    its     exploration  campaign for five years, and to date  it has not been successful in producing a commercial supply    of petroleum.     Every  step  of  its  operations  has been    closely    checked    by. the  Dominion   and     provincial     government.    The- log of its wells has supr  plied a wealth of' geological data to  the Department of the Interior. Our  operations are constantly under  the  scrutiny   of   government   engineers'.-  Imperial Oil Limited has hot proclaimed  that its operations have so.  far   been   unsuccessful     because     it  was not in the national interest to do  so.    If and when we meet, with success, as we confidently hope -to  do,  we will lose ho time in informing the  public of the exact    facts,    and we  think that then we shall be entitled  to due credit as pioneers in the production of a most vital'   commodity  in   this   country.   We   have   encouraged  by  the  loan  of equipment,  b>  the freest access to the    geological  data   gathered     by     our     technical  staff, and in some cases by financial  assistance,   the ��������� drilling   enterprises  of local groups engaged in a legitimate and serious' effort to co-operate  with any of the large world companies willing  to  come  into  this  country and invest    capital    upon'   the  same terms as those    under '���������'which  we operate.    So far we are the only  world company drilling oil    in Canada,  although  every  large  company  is now  vigorously engaged in  similiar   campaigns   in     foreign     lands'.  When  the   expenditure   of   Imperial  Oil  Limited capital brings in  an oil  field there will be no lack of competition and no hesitancy ou the part  of companies which are now  vaunting their patriotism  and  their  British  affiliations  to  reap     the     benefits   of  our   enterprise.  You  refer  to a monopoly of    the j  Alberta  oil  fields.    Thus far  for'usj  it lias booh a monopolyof great financial   risk,   of   arduous   labor     and  of splendid  effort  and  self-sacrifice  upon   the  part  of  our. organization.  Whatever  the outcome  may. he,  tlie  gainer must be the country at  We have already paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to the  government in  rentals'.    If we find  oil  the  government  royalty  is fixed  at the  level  prevailing in the  most  prolific  fields in the world:  In conclusion may I say that as u  Canadian   my  greatest    ambition  is.  to find a petroleum'reserve for my  own,'country, and if it its not our.  fortune to iind. it we hope and expect that-it will bo found by someone. The task is" big enough for all  who are willing' to engage in it, and  surely because we alone have essayed on a large scale, and because  we have gone from Couttu to Fort  Norman with Canadian' capital and  Canadian in en, is not evidence that  our motives are ulterior or that we  have anything but the best interest  of the country at heart.  pi','XrA,U(VMT������>uov������*i  FIFTY YEARS AGO  (From The Daily  her,   1872)  Colonist of Docein-  Canadians     Told ' to   go���������Following  is  the  conclusion''of  a  remark*  able-article published .-in the London  Times:        "When     the     Canadians'  turn round upon us and    say, 'You  have muddled away    our    interests  without obtaining for us aught that  we desired; you have abandoned our  fisheries,  you  have    sacrificed    our  frontier;   you     have   ;not    given  us  open trade with thc Spates you have  not secured  any satisfaction  of  our  claims   for   wanton 'irfjuries,'     what  answer shall Ave give? We must bo-  gin   by   confessing   our     faults.     If  It' is' true that we have failed.    Wo  did our  best;   but we'had  to    keep  one eye oh ourselves and another eye  on  you,  and  all   the, time  to  wafclr-  the temper aud meaning of the American   commissioners,     with     very  little  intelligence  to  guide our    interpretation of the Svords, and if the  result   is   not     satisfactory   to   you,  neither is0-it to ourselves.    This we  must say if we would be frank;  but  we may  go on  to     add    something  more.     It  is   this:   'From. this   time  forth  look  after  your* own  business  yourselves.     You are  big     enough,  you are strong enough, you are intelligent enough;  and if there are" any  deficiencies  in  any "of these    poin/s  they will be supplied by the education of self-reliance.    .We are    both  now in a false position, and the time  has arrived when v/e    should be relieved of it.    Take up your freedom;  your ...days   of       apprenticeship    arc.  over.*   "    .  Suitable for Berry Farms  For sale by'B.'C. Telephone Company, corner Front and Wylie Streets, Vancouver, a quantity of second hand No. 12 gauge, galvanized  iron wire, price 3c per lb.    ,  This wire is particularly suitable for use on  -fruit and berry farms. For further particulars,  please enquire G. B. Rickards, Supervisor of  Supplies, B, C. Telephone Company, Phone Sev-  mour (5070.  British Columbia Telephone Company  SltiltVfCK  STATION  WHAT   RISAIi   RELIGION   IS  Sir Arthur Currie, Principal of  McGill University and formally  Commander of the,.Canadian Army,  gave the following definition of Real  Religion at the opening of the  Molson Memorial Chapel at the.  Shawbridge   Boys'   Home: ���������  " "I am no preacher, but I am always willing to .bear testimony to-  the Power outside ��������� ourselves that  makes-for righteousness, that no  man or nation can be truly great unless' they acknowledge that Power.  Oftentimes it was said in the war  that' Christianity had failed. Nothing was further from the truth.  Christianity did not fail in the war  -^the war proved the very triumph  of Chrirstianity. .  ��������� "-I don't .want y'oii to get the  idea that religion is something that,  you pracjtis'e on Sundays., It is service; it is sacrifice;-, it is unselfishness; it is humility; it is justice;  it is courage; it is fidelity to duty,  and- bearing one- another's burdens.  That is the religion/that was taught  us nineteen centuries ago. In the  war it was divested of all the trappings' which in the days before the  war seemed to obscure it.' That  was the religion that the boys over  there practised every day."  .  in your old-car in part payment  for 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 /o.  usage. .    ���������  STUART MOTORS  Chevrolet and Nash Agents  Mission City, B. G.  BBSBSVBBEflBXnBES  IMPORTANT   NOTICE   TO  MILLIONAIRES OF. THE  THE  WORLD  The following letter was received  last week for publication. It's a  new way of begging. Read if for  .yourself, it .is a new one. It reads  as follows:  A Chinese student will become in  the future a Prime Minister of  China, and one of the Peace Makers in the International Peace Conference at The Hague. He has already made a life study of the hardships and conflicting ��������� elements of  the age. Being possessed of a gifted, powerful brain, and great in-j.  stinct,'he has lately invented a new'  secret method of checking the poisonous gases emitted ,by bombs and  flying machines of any kind from  enemy countries, and so safeguard  human life.    He has also discovered  a new food for human consumption,  which absolves the cruelty of killing live stock. He also possesses the  power of regulating the minds or  'criminal offenders, so that the number of criminals and ���������wrong-doer's  will be minimized ancl their tendency of resorting to criminal practices, will diminish. He has' also  the power and method of felicitating  nations, so that a better mutaftl  understanding will arise ."between  the various nations of the world.  He will also be able to assist the  poorer classes so that they will not  have to so strenuously; but have a  better outlook on life in general and  their children as well. He will be  able to extend men's allotted span  of life by ten, or even twenty, years  owing, to certain systematic modes  of readjustment. He ,.. will be able  to affect great changes for the better among all living men. savages,  and the people.of uncivilised ������nd  civilized nations and tribes.  The  Chinese    proverb is as    fol  lows: "How is a dragon a thing to  be kept in a pond?" The answer  to this is a person of extraordinary  intellect is bound to rise and you  cannot keep him-, down. The student aforementioned'is a young man  and is still making a life study ' of  future revelations which will astonish   the  world.  In about ten or fifteen years from  now he trusts to accomplish the results of this life-long study; and  just- as Christopher Columbus appealed to-the-Queen of Spain fo������  financial aid, and assistance, so is  this student appealing to you.'  - At the expiration of the above  period he will or should be entitled  to repay every cent, with interest;  and will come forward to assist and  enlighten the masses of the world.  After the ' publication of this  epistle he will have no further time  to answer enquiries, owing to study,  unless financial assistance is enclosed   therewith.  The secrets of the invention will-  not be published until after the expiration of fifteen years, when the  great work will be accomplished.  This man is bona fide, and declares  none of the funds will be devoted  to any other purpose except the  furtherance  of   this' work.  I trust the wealthy will be pleased to forward him a little financial  aid In order to accomplish iiis great  work.  P. S. Such financial assistance  may be forwarded to the following address: (An adross in Victoria,  B.   C.)    v  Also signed    by a'   Professor  Chinese  Languages.  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor.  I      Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phone" 8001 P. O. Box 69  MISSION CITY, B. C.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTOKE0  Phone Connection. Mission City  of  COMPANY OF 47TH BATT.  HAS BEEN FORMED HERE  jVm.   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and Live1  Stock  Specialist.  23 years among- the Stockrpen of  the Fraser Valley. Am 'fttmilar  with ������he different breeds Si live  % d'ek and their values.  Addres.s all communicatipno to  Box 34 Chilliwa$R,:B.C'  (From tUe Tra&or Valley  Record!  A company of  the 47 th  Battalion  under the command of Colonel Reynolds  of    New     Westminster,  been formed in  Mission  City.  The  uniforms     were    issued  Monday night and    the    first  will be held    Friday    night in  Rink.  has  on  drill  the  A man with a donkey for sale  hearing that a friend wanted one,  sent him the  a post card:  following,    written on  "If you are looking for a really  good donkey'don't forget me;"  Meet me to-night.at the Basket-  hall game.    '"'"���������' <"J'  <2jO\  i'M-Jfi-ABBOTSFORD POST  ���������zsxz,  ������2E  SOS  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C. L and Surveyor and *  CTvil Engineer  , Room  6   Hart   Block,  Chilliwack  .Box    432.   . CHILLIWACK  lurrant  BARRISTERS and!  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OPEN   EVERY   FDIDAY  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C.  AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR     "  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! >  LIVE STOCK a Special!������  P. 0. Box "94  ��������� PRO FITATILE    INS U R A SCir  Let me   insure' .your   build-'  .  ings, hot ' fire    insurance,    but  against decay  by    ravages    of  wind and weather.    A- coat or  two of good paint is a splendid  rinvestment, and the fall is the  '-best .time'to apply it, as a.pro-  ��������� lection  -against    the    winter's  .   dampness.  Estimates   free���������Hprices   ������'������*���������������  , sonable.  J.E. PARTON  . (   Painter and   Paperhanger  ASBOTSFQRD,   B.   C.  4>-^���������������  "PROVINCIAL  NEWS ITEMS  ' James  McNaughit of  Sidney,  once  >of Field, B. C, died last week.  Miss Catherine' Saunier and Mr.  William Mahoney were married at  Rhone', B. C, a few days ago.    . .  . The provincial* government has  pirepa'red ���������"- plans1- and specifications  for" a new bridge over the Courtenay  River at Courtenay.  / At the age of, 83 John Urquart of  New Westminster, is dead.  'There are 1625 pupils attending  North   Vancouver  Schools.  Col. "Bob" Stevenson, one of  the pioneer miners' of the Cariboo  died - last -week at Vancouver. '  Mrs.C. D. Peele is at the head  of" the New Westminster.. Women's  Liberal-Conservative   Association.  Coquitlam has a Ratepayers' Association with Mr. J. Jackson as  president.  N -The " Ratepayers' As'soqiation of  Pitt Meadows expect a general cleanup of the present administration at  the municipal  election  in January.  Major P. B. H. Ramsay was elected-chairman of the'Chilliwack St.  Andrews- and' Caledonian Society,  for-the'third time.  Burnahy 'will place a .byrlaw for  $70,000 before ^ the.. ratepayers not  latere than^DecV''���������'���������i^tiy^fpr the placing/of hydrants and permanent side-  wslks. ,  The- Summerlahd     Lumber:Company   of.'Allenby     are     dismantling  . their saw mill with a    vfew., to rebuilding-' at Otter    Valley,   12  miles,  up: the" Tulameen.  ���������According to the amended School  Act trustees will have tlie right to  dismiss a teacher up to and including July 3.1 and 30 days prior to Dec.  *>1  Quebec is now known as the  "Good Roads Province."  /Celery King is the thing  to stimulate the liver, cleanse the  bowels, purify the blood, banish  .headaches''and make you feel tha  ioy of better health and strength.  Nature's own laxative and tonie  roots and herbs in Celery King.  30o and 60c packages. /  Are You Coughing?  ?  Why ..not cure it this very day? A  . few drops ;of Shiloh relieves that  tickling in the throat that maddens  you. A few doses heal up the sore  and inflamed tissues in the throat  and really banish that cough. 30c,  GOc and $1:20/   All druggists.  When Premier Oliver made the statement in the legislature  il\e other day that it took 91 taxpayers paying $5 each ��������� to pay  for the  education  of one young man. or woman" at the B. C.  University, he  said   something���������something  that   will  be.  to  re-  the  pealed again and again from one end  of this  province  other.   That is a financial  view of the matter.  "When the member for the Delta, Mr. A. D. Paterson,'  said that "Pioneers are of more value in British Columbia  at the present time than university students; Our forefathers  who pioneered cso nobly, were, men who hewed homes "for  themselves out of the wilderness, and not university graduates51,-he-probably spoke without giving the matter very  much consideration. . , f  True we want more men and .'women0, who in the  strength of their youth are willing to hew out , homes for  themselves in the Fraser Valley and in other parts of the  province. They are a great necessity, although Mr: Pater-  son will admit that at the*present time, there is more produced in the province than can be marketed profitably to the  pioneer fruit grower or the pioneer rancher, or the pioneer by-  any other, name that has  to do with the products of the soil.  Nevertheless we want the pioneers; but we have at the  present time many smart young men and women in this province who are anxious for one reason or another,,to get a  university education. We should deal, with present requirements, and the. present requirement is What to do ,with  these young men and women. They want a university education. Is the province going to make provision for that  education,   or  arc they    to be    turned away   disappointed?. '  The greatest asset of this province is not its accumulated gold, nor its areas of agricultural lands; not even the  vast mineral   wealth,   nor great manufacturing  industries.    -  The greatest asset of a home is not the 'dwelling place  no matter, how fine it may be; it is not a. comfortable bank  account which provides guarantee against, want and assures  comi'ort  in declining years.  No, the greatest asset of a home, and of the-nation, which  is only as strong as the homes of which it is composed, are  the children. Take away the children and the home soon disappears and the nation dies. Few, if any will deny this statement if faced with the necessity of making answer to it,  but there are many who deny their belief - to,-this truth.  Was it not with the view of making his four boys, smarter men than be believed he was that prompted Premier Oliver  to give his four sons a university education!",,,. Clever as  Premier Oliver'is (this-bouquet-is given - gratis)- how- much  irore clever would he have been had he had the opportunities of  a really first-class education, such as is given at the present  B. C. University? So long as we remember fathers and mothers have striven to give their children a better chance  .in life than they themselves had. No father wants his child to  say. -I did not have a proper chance to make life a success,  that is why I am a failure'.  The world regards war with horror and deplores the loss  of young men in the best years of their life! The taking of  life is accepted by the law as the greatest of criminal offences. Yet in this so-called Christian era, and boasted twentieth  century civilization, conditions are calmly accepted, even legalized, which in their effect, on the race are more deplorable  than war, and worse than murder, which ' only kill the  physical body, while, the intellect may be destroyed, the body  ruined, and the soul of man killed. - ,  The report of the last United Stages census shows that  there are one million children, out of a total:of twelve million  children, who. are deprived of the prosperous nation's educational system. Does that proportion_exist in . this province?  Would we be proud of it if it did exist?" What would, it mean  to ihis province if one out of every twelve wias deprived of our  province's great educational advantages?  One United States paper admits that statistical figures are  cold, uninteresting things, and seeks to put the matter in'another light.   It says: )''  "One million under-privileged children, destined to grow  to be under-privileged men and women, to recruit the ranks  ���������it the half-witted, the gunmen, the incompetent and the  criminal.  .'��������� 'One million voters less capable of exercising the great function of the ballot because of poor equipment for reasoning  power and decision.  One million djwarfed intellects to be the easy prey of prejudice, class consciousness and hatreds. Under-sized minds that  will fatten the purses of the   crafty   and the   conscienceless.  "One million prospects for the I.W.W.'s, the Bolsheviki, and  the other exponents of half-baked theories of government.  "One million people whose darkened minds w.iir inevitably  pull dawn the standard of art, music, drama, and life in all its  ramifications.  "One million little folk, at heart innocent of all these and  other dire portents for their country, with a real and just grievance against the one hundred million who permit this immeasurable folly of child labor to continue."  And this paper might have added: "One million prospective fathers and mothers of the next generation weakened, not  alor-e in mind, but in body for the discharge of their great God-  given duties and responsibilities. ��������� ���������,-.'..       ���������___;:  Fortunately, probably, conditions are better than this in  B. 0. but there are cases where boys and girls do not get even  thc proper public school education. It seems short-sighted  to think that the immediate' and rather puny labor of children  i������ of greater value than their permanent equipment for life's  work and future citizenship. We start the boy or girl for the uiil-  New B. C. Party  Is Organized  ' VERNON, Dec. 2.���������"To get Oliver out and not let Bowser in," is  the slogan of the new Provincial  Party, ��������� organized by the United  Farmers dt'^B. C, which has been  in   session   here   recently.  The conference, which was at-  ended by fourteen 'delegates, from  Nicola, Kamloops and North Ok-  anagan, was behind , closed doors,  but John Redman, the chairman,  stated at, noon Thursday that all  other organizations disgusted with  the two political parties will be invited to '/come in" to form the Provincial   Party.  The name "Provincial Party"  was officially chosen he stated, "a  broadened out" policy had been a-  dopted and a convention of all farm-  'ers interested in. the move ^was /being called for January 13 at Vernon, to complete further, organization.  After the.January meeting, which  precedes the , annual convention of  the United Farmers, also to be  held here, labor, business men and  others will, be invited to sit around  the  table, and  plan  a  campaign.  "The enormous fixed \provincial  charges and the increasingly high  taxes', already a" heavy burden to  'the farmer and also being felt by  the ordinary citizen of British Columbia, are responsible for. our action,'.'  said Mr. Redman. -  A membership fee of "twenty-  five cents was fixed .and J. F. Tener  of Falkland, who has..been prominent in United Farmer circles, was  appointed . organizer and will start  out on the job" within a few days'.  Th-e committee proposes that local  political organizations shall be ;set  up in all agricultural ridings.  ; John Redman, Kamloops, is chairman of the organization^ and B. (*.  Stewart, Nicolai, secretary. The  platform adopted' by the committee  follows:  The party,shall.be.a union of all  citizens', in British Columbia .under  the name of the Provincial Party.  The Provincial party, will urge upon  the Dominion government the absolute necessity ��������� of establishing  foreign, trade areas, known as free  ports,  in Vancouver and Victoria.  The resolution that was the basis  of the new and larger organization  sets  forth:  "That, in the opinion of this  meeting, the present political situation in the- province has become so  grave .that it is the duty of men of  all_ classes .to unite in an effort to  save the province "from bankruptcy.  \'~. '.'For."this .purpose we, as farm-  el's, under the terms of the resolution by which the committee was  appointed,1 stand prepared' to cooperate "with business' and labor interests to- abolish the mis-goArern-  imeiit which is causing deep concern  and alarm to patriotic citizens everywhere."  pagbj *nvxc  Where Our Money  Comes and Goes  Figures' never   lie   'tis  said,,    but,  sometimes   liars   figure.  , - But   figures   are     always     interesting     for .  those who take the time to  -peruse.'  'them.    Just glance over the following and "see what you  make out'of  them. ,  The motor licenses of the province,  for 1920-21 were $582,082.24; for  1921-22,   $802,518.24.  32,000   motors   were   licensed     in,  1921-22-.  The  total     expenditure     cm     the,,  west.side  of Harrison     River ,Road  in 1921-22 and 1922-23. to date has'  been   $24,449.29.     This   road   leads  to  Mr.  Pretty's place off    the Der-  oche-Harrison road. It is not known  yet whether any person has travelled  \>ver this road.,  " $60,601.51 was that total of    the  work, on the Cloverdale    section of  the   Pacific  Highway;     the  mileage ���������  of this is 1.C3.    The cost per square  'yard paved surface was  $3.49.  The total  cost of work done    on  the   Yale   Road   in     Chilliwack   district   municipality   was, - $79,873.69- .  for   3.074     miles.-      The     cost   per  square paved  surface was $2.76..  $2,900,000vhas' already been, spent  in the Okanagan irrigation project  and it is predicted that $1,100;000  will have to be spent before the  work is done. The work has benefitted 3000 acres out of 12,000 acres  to date and the actual cost on completion would it is said be nearer  six  million  than  four million.  The irrigation conservation fund,,  estimated originally ;,ta|'cbst $10.30,  an acre, had  ,   already%ost $30    an"  GETTNG CHEQUE FROM  THE GOVERNMENT  GRAND FORKS,,B. C.���������A cheque  for $74,598 has' been recived from  the Government under the Motor  Vehicle Act; it must be spent on  roads.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.-r-A cheque  for $530.66 has been received from  the 'Government under the motor  Vehicle Act. The city' will - pay  $1,200 and the Government $2,500  for the cost of steam heating in the  school.���������Municipal   Review.  Langley United' and Mission footballers battled to a 1-1 draw on the  Langley Athletic Club's grounds on  Saturday afternoon in the schedule  fixture of the Fraser Valley Senior  Amateur  Football  League.'  Taken throughout the game waB  lexceptionally clean, and was one of  'the best exhibitions of soccer that  has been witnessed at Langley "this  season. Mr. T. Diamond refereed,  while; J. McD. Reid and W. Brand-  bw of Langley were linesmen.  versity .in this province the first, day  he enters our public' school, he still  wishes to pursue his studies in the  university we should be proud oi  the fact. It is a result of our educational system. We have taught  him the habit of trying to get r.he  best there is of education in this  province. The efforts of the teachers of our public and high schools  are bearing fruit, when after graduating from these two schools, a  thirst for greater knowledge, such  as is gotten at our university, is acquired. Or is our educational system in B. C. all wrong?  Does the education dbtained in  our public schools in B.C. fit young  men and women to fight the battles  of life? Or do they,need more than  they  get in the  public schools?  Yet surely the whole intellectual  and economic life of the province  will be bettered and strengthened if  the young men and women are given the maximum equipment for  their life's work. That maximum,  accord&ig to our present system, is  the university education. Our greatest asset should be encouraged and  developed; not restricted and retarded.  acre, said Mr. Jones,,^^,'^4the.  end  was not yet. *"-&&$pi&-  ; The soldier settlemj^ril|ft colonies,  he said, would never 3sj������p'w a return  and the Land Settlement ,..Board'a  'activities had simply, given 'spectators an opportunity, to ' ,unload, he  'claimed. The industries' loans, also  classed as self-sustaining, he said,  were $179,000 in art-ears already;'  while only $54,000 interest, had  been payed in. ,  The debt had been' increased at  'the rate of $6,50.0,0.00' a year since  the Oliver' government came into office, said Mr. f Jones, as' opposed to  a rate of little oyer ' $1,000,000 a  year  previously.    t ...  The annual interest on debt was  now $7.50 per capita, he    charged,  which   he claimed  was     the  reason  ���������why, ,taxes were so prohibitive as to  discourage     industry ���������   and     capital  from- coming into. this  province.  , /'The. province    has    ireached  the  'limit^of its endurance  in taxation, .  declared   Mr.   Jones:     "There  must  be  reduction.       There  are    $2,000-  000   in  arrears now    and'   of    that  $500,000   was   accumulated'  during  the past year."  To date $1,439,195 ha\;e already  been paid out on the Sumas Dyking  ���������scheme as against an accepted tender of $1,182,963, says' Mr. Barrow.  SIDEWALKS NEED FIXING  A story is going the, rounds that  a stranger came to , Huntingdon  some-time ago with a piece of  change. . He met a friend on the.  street to whom he wished to pay an  old bill. In doing so he dropped a  nickle through a crack in the sidewalk. Not being able to make the.  nickle come back to him "by point-  "ing his finger at it," he started to  tear up the plank. In doing so he  .tore four buttons off his .Sunday  pants, dropped his false teeth and  the other fellow by accident stepped  on them. His glasses'fell' off and the  plank dropped.on them. His glasses' fell off and the plank dropped on  them. . His collar button grazed a  boil on the back of his neck and  made him say some .words that  would not look^ well in a Sunday  School paper. Getting down on his  Jknees.he tore the pants of a $G0  suit. The sleeve of his coast caught  ���������on a nail and ripped it from the elbow down. He was too excited to accept the offer of a passer-by who had  with him a fine bottl with the Johnnie Walker label on it. He caught his  heel in the sidewalk and ruined a $12  pair of shoes. A big sliver caught him  between thumb and the first fin- ���������  ger causing him pain. He made,his  friend angry as in waiting for the  nickle he missed the train for Vancouver. But the stranger got the  nickle after all. What happened to  the friend will do later.  Recently new planks    have    been  *aid on .the main street sidewalk of  Huntingdon.    But    nothing    would  happen like that in Abbotsford with    ,  our  fine sidewalks!  JX)TS IN ABBOTSFORD  The Ideal citizen is the one who  owns his own home, and.has' a. garden to grow vegetables and flowers,  or to use as a playground for his  children. Because he pays taxes  directly, instead of through a landlord he takes an interest in civic  affairs. He wants improvements,  but  always with  economy.  His children grow up into good  citizens, morally and physically,  and want to be home-makers in  their   turn.���������Municipal   Beview.  ."ef  fl  '18  '1  V  M  t.-i  I  M  BiKiMaaaaaami  g^aeaMMiasaMi^mwaBiJmfeBim^ ?HE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFOBD,' B. C.  *=  ���������  WE GIVE YOU  " "HJlHi  Always :proi.npl, polite .service at this market  Such attention naturally go with ihe fine qualities of.meals which we sell.  S. F. WHITE -  Abbotsford, B.C.  B.  C.   Phone   41.  Farmers' Phone 1909  Matsqui Council  All members of the'Matsqui council were present at the council meeting at Mt. Lehman on Saturday last.  The meeting was .not an enthusiastic one there being but little business for the council to do except the  ordinary routine work. Only tw������  interviewed the council' regarding  the roads of the municipality wiiich  goes to show that the council for  the past year has given fair satisfac-r  tion. &������ the people.  Mr. J. Morrison interviewed the  council regarding a bridge near Mt.  Lehman. He was instructed to do  the work although the appropriation for the ward had been about  ���������  spenjt.  Mr. Murphy, of Councillor Ware's  ward asked that a certain road b&  repaired, but he- was told that earlier in the year there had been an  opportunity. .jto fix .the road and that  his.brbthei^h^d been offered the job,  but had ,16jjjt';JKe district without do-  ' ing it. Coun.;';|Ware was firm that  there wasj'/nii'-^money to spent on  roads in tJiVrward  this year.  Attention'lby letter was' called to  the King Road, it being a mail road,  but Uk' matter was left over in aboy-'  ance , ' ���������  Andrew Fryer purchased a piece  of land, at the tax'sale. All he knows  is that his land is near Abbotsforu,  but' cannot find any stakes to show  where it begins or where it leaves .off  The'council will have the stakes  placed .for him in the proper places  when the surveyor is able to do the  work in that part of the municipality.  The ditch at the Beaton crossing,  on the CN.R. will be cleaned out  on the north side of the track; also on the east and west side of the  south side of the track and appioach  to the-crossing will be raised about  two and .'a! half feet.  Certain land near Matsqui, which  the Canadian Bank .of Commerce  will probably require for r building  purposes will on application to public work's. department be released by  the crown so that the present occupier  can  sell.  The private ditch of . Sunstrom  and Hawkins on the Harris road  becomes beneficial to tlie public  wlienit reaches' the Riverside road.  The diggers think that under ��������� the  Ditches and Watercourses Act the  councils should invite adjoining  landowners to share in its cost.  Mr.,E. Bond was given permission  to dig a ditch along the Bell road.  Councillor Bell will at election  time tell Mr. Almgren how much  money Mr. Carl Poignant has received for road work for the year  1922, and possibly also for the year  1921; in the meantime if Mr. Almgren asks the clerk the cost of any  particular piece of work that Mr.  Poignant has done he will be informed.  ' The modern village of Matsqui  has put down some cement sidewalks during the past year under  the local improvement by-law.  Street, lights' have also been installed, and a village resident is advancing the money to pay for this. The  cost of installing '.the lights on St.  Olaf street, the main street leading  to the railway station from the Riverside Road was $76.30. A clock  which regulates the light will be  wound up each week by some; citizen.  A Bradner man withdrew his offer of road allowance because he  considered that the surveyor had  taken too much. Another owner  .who suffered the diversion of  the road       on       his       property  because of a deep gulch on'..the right  side of Birch road, at first, agreed  to sell the amount of trespass if tho  S.S.B. would sanction it but (hat  board now reports that, tno man is  unwilling. "Councillor Ware will  soo  Mr.   Gladwin.  The weekly half-holiday is not  working well in Matsqui municipality. The stores at Matsqui. GilTon!  and Clayburn close on Thursday,  \ihili' iht- stores at ML. Lehman have  tho Wt-or.esday.. halNiohday. The  municipal by-law is for the Wednes-  J. P.'Carr.  House,  Pine  G:ovc  commissiones who also met on Sat  urday two men were --caught  stealing clothing from one of the  stores, Edwin McCarthy bad received as his reward thirty days;  while Joe Trainer had boon released  on suspended sentence. Steve Puaki  v/.-is (Minmilted for trial on a charge  of ^tabbing Todor Hup lea, another  Polo, near Aldergrove.  The court of revision will meet  ���������in Monday, Decernbr.' IJth in the  municipal hall, after wh'.c'i rhu council will complete any unfinished  business.  Preparation for the January'el-  lection were made so far as polling  was concerned. Clerk John Le  Feuvre was appointed returning officer. The polling, places and deputies .will be:  Aberdeen  School���������John  Catto.  Bradner   School���������J.   W.   Penning1  ton.  Mt. Lehman���������  .las  Williams'  ���������J as.   Williams.       '  '-  Abbotsford Mill���������J A. McGowan.  Clayburn School���������H. E. Watkins  Msltsqui Hall���������I.  M.- Igeland.  Ridgcdale  Hall���������C.  Farr.  Glen   Valley,   McLean's     House���������  Wm. McLean.  Thc returning officer is. to make  any changes he may see fit. '  Magitrate Christianson, who gets  $10 for acting interviewed the  council for expenses for his ^ar,  which will probably be granted.  A recommendation came before  council which will be passed on to  next year's council, that all rigs  should for their own ' safety carry  lights.  Some years ago the council, advanced .money for the purchase of  powder. Now the method of ''handling the powder has changed', but  there is a balance in .the bank, and-  Mrs. Jackman wishes ��������������������������� "this money  returned "to the council, and" the  clerk will write her asking that ! it  be returned. ��������������������������� Councillor Gledhill  smiled at this as he saw some $300  more coming his way for'exstra roa.d'  work   this -year.' ' ���������'  Councillor Bell was authorized to  remove Harold Spilling from the Mis  sion Memorial Hospital to the hospital at Abbotsford, the Matsqui-Su-  mas-Abbotsford   hospital.  A motion was passed to pay ' the  municipal and .school accounts'. The  famous Pound By-law was finally  read and passed.  The By-law to make the River-  side-Abbotsford road a secondary  road, 5.SO miles, received its'first,  second and third readings.  The by-law for the disposal of  land received by the council by the  tax sale route was read the first,  second and third times.  A nice new stock of Wall Paper  has come to hand.'  Just the right .kind to .-make the  rooms cheerful during the fall and  winter month's.  A Good Variety To 'Choose From  A.-R; GOSLING  Box 31 -        , Abbotsl'ord, B. O.  All   Work   Guaranteed  Advertisements under  heading cost 25'   "cents  the  per  above  issue.  FOR SALE;���������Eleven acres of good  land on fine road near the mill. Well  fenced. Well built ��������� five-roomed  house .with pantry; verandah back  and front, out buildings, good water.  About four acres cleared. Will sell  cheap for all cash, would ', give good  terms. For price and particulars apply to owner,- Charles 0Grimley:  Abbotsford,  B.  C.  Also Auto Knitter Triplix.'new, al!  complete. Cost . $83.00 will sell foi  $.55.00. " ������������������  4th Reader.���������Eva Cruthers, Richard  Millard,'Elsie" Stady.   .  3rd     Reader���������Barbara ��������� - Brydges,  Camille Trethewey,  Peggy Hili.     c  Div. IV. Teacher', R. Archibald.  Percentage���������������9 4.8 8.  Junior Third���������Violet. Ruoker.  Vera  Bedlow.  Senior Second���������Margaret Slater.,  Bryce  Spring.  Junior Second���������Elsie McDonald,  David Rooney!      ��������� -  Div. V. Teacher, Christine McPiioe.  Percentage   97.7.  2nd Reader���������Ralph Fountain,  Caroline  Leary,  Arthur   Snashall.  1st Reader���������Leah Deering, Earl  Farrant, ivy Bailey.  ;2nd     Primer���������Gordon-    Gosling,  Olive McNelly,'Ida Horn:  Div. VI. Teacher, A. M. Mutrie.  Percentage���������96.16.  .2nd Primer���������OErwin Wright,  Foamie Kondo, Bruce Wells.  Receiving Class', A.���������-Elizabeth  Swift, Mary < Bennett, ' Hazel Mc-  Kil.  ' Receiving Glass, B���������Thelnia  Cruthers, James,. McDonald,' Allan  Mclnnes. -;V       "���������''.'  Percentage���������9 6'.-1.6.     ���������  Xmas Mixed Nuts, 30c lb! 4 lbs. for ,....L.$1.00  Xmas Mixed Candy, highest quality, lb. - '..    .30  Red Emperor Grapes, 2 lbs. ...' ; ;:.        35  Jap Oranges,   box  ���������. ;        70  Best quality Swelled Walnuts, lb. '       7()  Best quality Shelled Almonds, lb. *70  fancy Xmas-Crackers, per box of 12, ..85c to 1.75  J-ancy Xmas Sewing Baskets,1 full of  Groceries, value,$4.80 for 350  fancy Boxes Writing Paper at from ..75c to   3.00  See our display of Toys -and Games, , Dolls,.  etc.   Just the things the kiddies will want.  Ganong's Fancy Boxes of Chocolates at popular prices.    Order your Xmas Cake early.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  FIRST  BASKETBALL   GAMES  OF   SEASON   ARE PLAVEI*  The fir&t basketball games of the  season were played in Abbotsford  on Thursday evening when Matsqui  Seniors and Matsqui Intermediates  met the corresponding teams of Abbotsford.  The games, played in the Alexandria Hall, were viewed by a large  number of spectators. The Intermediates ended in a tie of 11-11 and  were still a tie after extra time had'  been played. The Seniors played an  exciting and fast game and' won  over Matsqui with a score of 41 19.  Good combination was shown in  both  games.  NOVEMBER  REPORT  OF  ABBOTSFORD  SCHOOL  day closing. It is' a matter that the  s'.ores '"ill  have to    wo."'-:    out I'or  themselves as the council does no;,1  appear to be in sympathy with the  UKM-f.'uiiml of the half-holiday.  Magistrate   C.     Christiansou reported to the council and ;.he police  Div.  I. Teacher, M.  McDowall, Prin.  Percentage���������94.13.  Proficiency:  2nd   Year   High���������  Annie  Ka.sk,  Mabel  Alder,  M'wiol   McCaiium.  1st Year High���������  Nellie Pornoski,  Verna  S.tinson,  Marion   Buchannan,  Mary Mjllard.  rA.   M.  Manning.  Div.   II.  Teacher.  Percentage���������9 r,. f>  Proficiency:  Entrance���������  Robert Baker,  Eva Ware,  Evelyn   Brown,  equal.  Ernest Rowles.  Senior V.���������Norman   Sumner,  Joseph   McDonald,' Naomi   Mathews.  Div. III. Percentage, 97.27.  ������<  Mrs.  George..'Ha]r't-' returned  home  to Abbotsford'.'froin!'St. .'Pauls Hospital,   Vancouver,; -on     Sunday,     ac-  'compahied by a'fine baby girl.  The Embroidery .Club were pleasantly entertained , at the home of  Ms. R. H. Eby 'oh Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. Walter Roach intends leaving this week for Oregon; being  tcalled there on account of the seri-  our illness of Mr. Roach's mother.  Regular practises are being carried for the splendid Christmas concert which will be given on December 14th, in the Harrop Hall by tiie  teachers and pupils of ithe Abbotsford Superior School. The programme will contain many attractive items.  The Abbotsford Orchestra journeyed to Mt. Lehman last .Friday  evening and rendered music for  the-dance held aiifter the concert,  which was given by the Womens'  Institute of that town.  Mr. A. Mclnnes is home from Cul-  tus' Lake on account: of the cold  Aveather.  Miss Annie McCrimmon of the B.  C. Telephone staff is enjoying a  two  weeks' .-holiday.  Under the auspices of the W. A.  .of St. Matthews -'Church a jolly  young peoples' dance was held in  the'-Masonic Hall on Monday even-,  ing, with the Abbotsford Orchestra  in  attendance.  The ladies of the district are requested to keep in mind the next  regular meeting of the W. A. of  the M.-S.-A. Hospital will be held  at Matsqui on December 14th. All  intending to be present are to meet  at the Post Office corner at 2:30 p.  m. sharp, where cars will be in readiness to convey them to Matsqui.  Mrs. Gilchrist of Gifford was the  recent guest of Mrs. G. N. Zeigler.  Miss C. McPhee spent- the weekend as the guest of Miss Archibald..  Mr. and Mrs. Moore, of .Boston,  Mass., who have been'on a tour of  northern B. C, have returned to Abbotsford and are the guests of Mrs.  Moore's  sister,   Mrs.   A.   McPhee. -  Miss Manning, who has been an  efficient -teacher on thc staff of the  Abbotsford Superior School during  the past three years is expecting to  leave at the Christmas holidays and  will take up residence in   Nelson. B.  C. ; .      "      . ��������� ;..-        :'���������,.'.  Mrs. Alex McPhee ��������� ��������� was a recent  visitor in  Vancouver.  Mrs. J. C. Alder spent the weekend at Newton.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money to Loan oh Good Farm Mortgages  i-  Phone 55  'THE STORE OF SATISFACTION  Lux, 1 lb. package  2-5 ������  Campbell's Soup, tin ..lOtf, 15?  Mince  Meat,   lb.   .._-. 20<?  Macaroni, package  !....25<J  Sweet potatoes, 4 lbs. ...:....25?  ��������� King Apples,  per  box   ....$1.25  Shelly's  bowl,  Shelly's  Cake,  Plum pudding, ir  a  2 lbs ...$1.50  Fancy   Xmas   Fruit  3 lbs $2.25  Fancy-Cluster Muscat,  Table Raisins, per pkge. 25<*  Shop Here ancl Save Money on your next order  We Deliver Goods, lo any part of the town  Mrs. Hartford has gone to Edmonton on an extended visit. She  was accompanied as far as Vancouver by her sister, Mrs. F. J. R. VVhit-  chelb.  It looks as though the Sumas  Council for 1922 will again be the  council for 1923, as there does not  appear to be any who are out canvassing for any of ithe jobs.  Of special interest to parents and  residents of Abbotsl'ord is the  school eoncet'which, will:-be held in  ���������lhe Harrop Hall on Thursday 'evening, December 14th,-commencing at  8 p. m. The programme contains  many attractive items, including  drills, songs, recitations, etc. to be  given by the pupils of the Abho.ts-  ford school. Nothing is more de-i  lightful than a concert produced by  children, and according to the preparations in hand this concert' will  be above the average in quality. ;  The  secretary     of   ' the -  Board of Trade at its    last,  reported   $90  cash  on-hand  membership   of  86,  Duncan  meeting  with    a  Provincial and General  Nanaimo St. Andrew's Presbyterian church burned the church  mortgage last week after a successful drive for funds.  .Word has been received from Ottawa that the Fraser River will not  J be closed for sockeye fishing for at  least another year,  35 pupils attend the public school  at Midway, and O. M. Macklin is  the teacher.  There is talk of a pulp and paper  mill establishing'a plant at North  Vancouver.,  The Ven. Archdeacon Collison  has been nominated by the Bishop  of Columbia as the new dean for  Nanaimo, which includes all parishes between that town and Shawnl-  gan.        '7;  At  Ashcroft    a    public  was held, in favor of  meeting  delaying the  building of the Hope-Princeton road,  which  they  estimate will  cost    one  -million   dollars,   until    the    university is  built. ��������� '.������������������.'���������  i  C������  -I  t&WMilWMIilUWa'IM-MlWaiilRilMJOTIlMHWidlWiiregifeg  MMBa������a������!iWiy������Btg������i^^


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