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 "-<-..  "fo  r/������������tej  **lb  r&t-p  ^vjhiich is JLneorpbmecl��������� "The Huntingdon Star1  zzatz  im      iW     '.    X"A,  '   ���������-     "������������������*'  SEE  Vol. XXX., -No. .������..  i 7   -  Ov,,  'J*.1 t������  I,-   - ;���������    Abbotsio,!^ B, G., Friday, December 22, 1922.  $1.00-PsR Annum.  >.?^va> i&^vfcY."^  5 "'" ' .'-v.tvy.'c.is'v/^   '..;.'  We extend to our Cus-  &:rt8fiiefsKa'>fflkrry Christmas  J  V ;\,7oh 7.92:2.3 W<iz/ unbounded  ��������� 'Joy: be Yours.   ,  PIONEER STORE       ,   ,r      ,,.. 7?.i>.syVMZ������\S. j  '���������Phone ltf     " ���������*'$,- >i ' f   ,->" Farmers 1913  ���������**      ���������  ���������   ' f  saamsmsaet  li.Ju-  MNB CANTATA "is.  {.'  GJLVEN BY CHOIRS  TT  on  f- In the Abbetsford Theatre  Tuesday,'- ' ,'^lening a beautiful  Christmas. Canrtjja was given by the  members of'tK'dtahdirs of the Pres-  bV'teriari' and^S*..^Mathews Churches,  nji'd"* t$a. CJdmra'#^.Bible Class, which  Rortjraxed^^i^r'y^nd' choruses the  eye?'gladMktMa of.\,th-   *'-"-    ~*  le   birth    of  Matsqui Council  The regular court of-revision ,was  held iii the council chambers at Mt.  Lehman, on Monday, December ,11th,  utter which a general meeting' was  held, which disposed of an accumulation of business. ,<-,  Word was'received rby the clerk1  that the Slewin conviction had been  squashed by the Supreme Court  Judge, ,but that the costs had been  disallowed. The council will pass  another Firearms Regulation by-law  wnen . the .proper information ', has  come to hand.  The government -has agreed to  give the municipality protection in  the collection of their " taxes wEeri  the properties are put in ; the tax  sale by the, Dyfting Cbmmissio'nersV  for non-payment' of dyking taxes.'"  ^'j^rhe'-re^oTt^of'i^e'-Ha^el^^djieBfm-  etery showed that' 15-lots had been  sold..during the" year and that 9  adults .and';5 children had been interred ,ther'e during, the year.  ' The M.-S.-A. hospital was given  the balance of the liquor control  ��������� grant:' .-.Tlie hospital report showed  that 151 patients' had been "treated  during the year, or sine?, tho opening, 33 per cent of these had come  from Abbotsford, 23 per cent from  Sumas and 46.3 per cent from Matsqui.  A petition was received from Ward*  2 requesting a by-law to establish"  pound regulations for tho ward. - At  present Glen Valley, which is located in this ward, has the pound "benefits. After some discussion the  councillor for Ward 3 also agreed  to be Included in the bylaw the remainder of the ward. Councillor  Gledhill. of Ward 1 will not "come  under the pound-regulations at the  present time. ' His reason being that  there is so much unfenced land in  that ward that pound regulations  would, work a hardship on the settlers.  SANTA OJ/AUS   IS ON HIS   WAY  i ' i  Wright & Johnson.or Abbotsford  Garage,.received,'a radio message today from away up'noctn near Dawson *' that good Mrs. Santa Claus  has packed Mr. Santa Claus' brand  new aeroplane and that he .will leave  to7night, for his long journey to Abbotsford." ���������  Santa Claus has been planning to  come and see all his little ��������� friends  again this year with his reindeer  team, but'since the rain has,come  and melted all the snow he has decided -it would , be .quicker to come  by "aeroplane. " He' has - heaps'' 'of  toys with him and hopes -th.atl all  the little boys and girls of'^Abbots-  ford have been very good.during the  year, since his last visit.  ^f.He'l.has-Lsent.'-.some- pf> ,his toys  'ahe&d������,d������$Tm /which";"are all on dis-  ^ay^ias_tnie^6toj^F--.s9,:.iha^}^eC'{rDoyS'  and girls^ari'd some .grown'rups, too,  can find* out just what', ��������� they. .want  him to bring. ''"-'..  Christmas this :year will'-' tie a  happy time for all and the good"1 old  fellow will find many -,anxiously  awaiting his arrival , on Christmas  Eve. - ��������� . \  NICOMEKL DAM CASE  IS ADJOURNED AGAIN  BOYS APPEAR BEFORE  ���������   MAGISTRATE SHORTREED  ,s Appearing . before Magistrate  Shortreed last Saturday, Ernie and  Harold Paul, aged 16 and 14 respectively, of Huntingdon, were convicted of the theft of candies to ,tbn  value of $15.00 and givpn n two  year term'in-the Industrial School.  The robbery took    place at   |the  "store of P. H. Dawson at    Huntingdon  early Wednesday morning.  The trial of the action in which  Marshall M. English, a Surrey farmer, is suing the municipality for  $645 damages on account of loss sustained, allegedly through the failure  of the Nicomekl dam last summer,  has b.een adjourned till January 17,  This trial has now consumed three  days, and the evidence is not all in  yet. It iS being heard in the county  court "before His Honor Judge  Howay.  moat", appropriate 'costumes'.. Others  included "iri' th������?l������cast of characters  were:' 'Mr>'W.^;RqJ>erts (inn keeper);  Messrs.'<Charlie$'toberts, Frank Rucr  k'er, Lloyd 'Vaiiife'tta and Ben Brown,  '({Sheperds.^VptfyHis Whitchelo (tlie  dreamer)';, Miss&paisy Stady, (innkeeper's ��������� 'daughiet)j Mae ^Wilson  (Elizabeth);,.IWJfUena McPhee, Mina  Baily, Grace]Hu'tcHinson and.Flossie  Hunt, (arigels'),-;;.^!ES[da-McPhee, Mary  ;McPhee, " Hazelti^Vannetta, Doris  Walters', ��������� Clara falters, ^Eva;' Ware  andiFlorence"R^i&rt's. (children who,  worshipped .the;K-itig).  ;;\ Those taking- p^a'rt in the singing  of tlie anthems\ were,,soprano:. Mrs".  Whitchelo,. JGroat; ��������� Coutts, , R. S.  Wright, JC. S. Wr>kht. Alder, Bedlow,  .Hunt,, 'HutcHirison/ Conway and  Horn;' the'.' Misses?;M. ;- Northup, J.  Northup, A:' McCallum,' H-'McCallum  M. Alder, T." Taylor and D. Farraiit;  |Alto':; Mrs. Walters, Fraser, Gray,  ;Ware and Miss'-TEvans; Tenor:, Mes-  tSY6. McCallum/^Grant, Barret ano  -Baker; ' Bass:*'*, yMessrs.,' 'Mllstead,  Wright, Rowley and West.' -.,.''  \ Christmas \\p$t$Bmsi''- in'i* keeping  iVftnv;th-e'*tri������fe^^^  dered by the: choir, and<^ellTeceiv������a  by an .enthusiatic- ^'udienc'ei', Miss  Mable Nelson proved":an accomplish!-  ed accompanisti-at the pia%o and  violin "selections .'given ,by a well  known artist..in the. person , of 'Mr.  .Campbell were much appreciated.  Congratulations are due Mrs.- G.  R. Wright, > director and conductress, of the Cantata, and also Mrs.  A. E. Hunt and her' committee who  were in charge- of the costumes,  which had been chosen with excellent taste. The stage arrangement  was efficiently managed by J.  Mitchell and J. W1. Johnson. "  .During the evening Rev. W. Robertson occupied the chair and .in <��������� a  short address explained an outline  of the play and choruses.  W. 13. A. OF MACCABEES  ,   ELECTS OFFICERS  At the regular meeting,of the-W.  B. A.i of the Maccabees, Abbbts'fbvd  Review No. 20 held on Thursday evening, a letter of appreciation was  received from Mrs. H. Fraser, president 'of the W. A. of the M.-S.-A.  Hospital in recognition of .the assistance the Lodge gave at the dance  during the evening of the hospital bazaar. ��������� During the meeting the following were elected to  office. for the ensuing year as follows: Commander, Miss F. E. Tre-  theway, Lieut. Commander, Mrs. C.  L.' Miller; Past Commander, Mrs. A.  Mclnn'es; Sargent, Mrs. Stady; Lady  at Arms, Mrs. Thompson; Sentinal,  Mrs. Cook; Picket, Mrs. Caldwell:,  Musician, Miss.C. Tretheway; Chaplain, Mrs. P. Wilson; Capt. of the  Guard, Miss Annie McCrimmon,  Record Keeper, Mrs. Brown; Collec  tor, Mrs. A., Taylor,  the officers named  for the second', term,  The* ladies of the  to hold a grand Valentine Ball in  February, for which special preparations will be made. ���������   \  ���������e  SUNDAY SOF���������T ������ HOLT)'  .iite!,''. UNION XMAS -TREE"  i1  Practically i'll  were  re-elected  Lodge decided  W.  A. RECEIVES FINANCIAL  REPORT OF'BAZAAR  The regular monthly meeting of  the. W. A. of the M.-S.-A. Hospital  was held in the Bank.of Montreal  Chambers on Wednesday afternoon.  A. report of the recent bazaar-showed that the > net proceeds of day sales  and the evening dance mounted to  $777.00, which is.a splendid amount  considering the many financial calls  at .this,*tJme,vo^he,^year." . General  ^bus'rimss, was ctrafl^pifi^aadra'cepun ts  ipassed'for/ payment. _ "���������       \  Mrs'. Manning -leaves ���������'���������'for ^Gran-  brook .whereishe" will spend two  months with her sda.    '���������  ix Much merriment was enjoyed at  the union' Christmas 'tree, supper  and entertainment which took place  in the Theatre on Thursday evening.  Supper was served by  the ,par->  ents of the children and was served  at '5 p. m. to all young'  folk of.' the  district, including the pupils of ' the -  Presbyterian,  ��������� and     St.      Mathews-  Sunday    Schools    and    children--of  Great War' Veterans. '   '  Later in the evening Rev. A. Harding Priest .gave a very   interesting  address on the    ''Christmas- at., the  Cratchits," the famous    story from,  the pen. of. Charles Dickens,. .which .  was  nicely  illustrated* with -lantern  slides.    All present had a most, enjoyable time. '.     .:   .'���������..'' ���������  1 Santa Claus in the person������ pf Mr.  Snashall, treated the-youthful gath-  ,ing to sacks of��������� candies..,��������� and   .other,  goodies    from    a. very    .attractive,  Christmas tree,  which .stood in. one,  corner of the hall.  MISS   MANNING   LEAVES   TO.     .  ,    TEACH AT NELSON"  accidentia: shoots man  while deer hunting  Buy your Xinas  botsford.  Presents in Ab-  While out deer hunting on the  Clearbrook Road, west of town, Mr.  Gilbert Cox accidently shot Nick  Proskoloski. It , appears that the  hunter was in ^waiting for a deer  which he had .been tracking, and  when the form of Mr. Proskloski  moved at ,the edge of the bush, took  ;it for the deer,and fired.  The bullet entered at the elbow  (which was broken) and penetrated the lungs, coming out at the back.  ���������f.*Mr. Proskloskiji was conveyed to  the Sumas' Hospital, where he is  under the care of Drs. Clark and Mc-  Kinley. He is showing good progress and a complete recovery is expected.  Mrs. McDowall, Miss McPhee and  Miss Mutrie. were presented with  gifts by their pupils at the close of  the school term.   * ,  '  Merchants report the Xmas trade  as excellent.  Miss Manning leaves for    Nelson  where she will teach.next term.    As,  a small token of . esteem in    which ���������  she is held by her pupils, they pre-- "  sented her with a handsome 3-pie.ce  Ivory set at the close of the school.   ,  Miss Manning has spent two years  on the teaching staff of Abbotsford ,  school, and-both pupils and .parents.',  regret her. leaving. ,-,'...      ; *   .',  Mr. M. M. Shore,-who has,been en-.'  joying a,two week^'s'-rholiday',.returns;.  Vancouver.  Mrs. House and family will spen-1  part of the holidays'. with> her-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hara^pn. of  Powell River.     , . ., .\���������������������������%������;, .���������  Services will be held in St'.Math-  ew's Anglican Church.at Abbotsford.  every Sunday night at -7:30. Rev/ A...  Harding Priest, vicar.   , .  WOMEN MAY SIT ON B. C. JTJRD3S  - VICTORIA, Dec, 15.���������By a- vote  bf 28 to 14, J.'W. DeB. Farris; K. C,  was successful in the Legislature  yesterday in getting the jury act  amended so that women may now  sit on juries in the courts of this  Province. He did it by getting  thrdugh an amendment to* interpret  the word "person" in the act so as  to mean male or female.  Because of family duties and for  pther reasons it will .be necessary for  .women to say whether they want -tp  serve, he explained.- He proposed  that this be done by giving, them 15  days' notice before their names are  placed by the sheriff on the jury list.  If a woman feels- she cannot serve  all she need do is to notify the sheriff to that effect.  ALDERGROVE  OTOR OILS  "MAKES A GOOD CAR BETTER"  (,-���������.'������������������''-..���������:���������   -.���������.������������������',,-. ...,���������,,.���������-.:        '   .������������������    ' -   - ���������������������������        i ���������  '.' We supply the best' stations in this   district.   Call at  the red ball sign.      /  Imperial Products Always At Your Service  Phone 53 or 25X  On Monday, Dec. 11, an enjoyable  children's entertainment was held  in the church under tho auspices of  the "Lend a Hand" Society. Mr.  Walker accepted the chair, humorously introducing those taking part  in the solos, recitations and singing  ���������thai''followed. Mrs. John Watson  was happy with her part, haying  Miss Varinetta as accompanist. The  orchestra also gave selections which  were well received while Mrs. Lawrence gave two , humorous recitations'," Iola Walker a lengthy child's  recitation. Mr: Lawrence gave a lecture on Alaska, illustrated by. lantern slides, which, was'interesting  and edifying,, after which refreshments were served- by- the ladies of:  "Lend a Hand" before the gathering-  broke up. ������������������������������������ .'/'���������  Buy your  Abbotsford.  Christmas    Presents in  We luish to thank our Customers for   the  ������������������:������������������/���������..��������� . :      -   : ��������� ������������������������������������.*������������������  biggest Christmas trade we have ever had since  we came to Abbotsford.  There are still a number ofK  :  choice Xmas giffe !ef  Limited    ,.  ABBOTSFORD'S ">STORE OF QUALITY*  'mm&mtmmmim mt. :-w f-> -tv 14 (l^-i  *kb& TW������  f ,TiiE "ABBQTSFORDPQST  TTiTT  -a������.-,.-:w-  TIMS?  -Published Every Friday  J. A. BATEiS; Editor and Proprietor  FRipAY^DECEMBER 22, 1922  We wish the many,, readers pft.this  paper a real Merry'Christmas;^making this' better than the;last,abdvmar.  ������acb. succeeding Christmas from .now  on be more enjoyable .than,the pre-  ceeding one.  The farmer in the Fraser Valley,  who is not making ,a fair remuneration out of his farm1 at thei present  time,  ie  to  have  more  competition.  The government of the province  has passed a vote for some 950,000  to assist new.settlers to come to the  province"," an'd'' wants only those1 who  have ','������. little,'pile; laid; away',', so  that they will .not become a charge  on the' province: " A" great financial  scheme in which the victim ,will be  'fleeced^pf- all ^* has^fpij- high .< location Wnd"'loHs'"b'f"'croV-'!"  ;Thiflf1|p������.per, does not .wish, to be  understood' "aa.^ against bringing: in  njfew-.&ejttierBi ,an������d thus".tilling.up the  gapV.ngw^.aying. :yacant^ but; it does  seem; rather ^cpnsiajtent^to^ ,b.r,ing' into  thJBr-proVin'pevatj'.the' present time! any'  more .settlers.lwhen.jie^man.on the  U&jl, r today ^-burdened * 'jvf&K b eavy  taiatipn)uaiad" no ���������market" fori his ,p*cp-  4uc,ts-~a31,le,ast"''nJpt"a' market that  will bring* him remuneration'., for his  time and,*;labor. ,,-  During; the pa.st season[ there w,ere  thousands of-.dollars���������' wp,ri;'h -of .vegetables* and'-.fruit:that:,went to,.-waste,  in thl6-5Fraser VaHeyhr-not^ enough in  it to-payl to" ship/it to. the Vancpu-  " ver; market;) We-could. ^iame many,  fruit growers in the Valley.who let  pea.rsf p'luias-and apples go.-to waste  in*their -orchards-'this/ y^a.r,,. that  wo'Uld-hayei helped many: in the city.  to''have"more  for the  long, winter  * ha'^-'-'some^of-this,'waste.,.fruit .been,  placed within reach of .them.   It was  * not the tfaultAof- the farmer of the  fruitgrower th^t-hls produce was.air  lo^d to"rot-6n ^the" ground. He was  perfectly willing that it should be  marketed, but conditions , w-.ere ...������-  gainst him"' He would! not gpt en*.  ou'|#-idut'of-it' to/pay him-for,-his  labor: -'He' could' not* be*, expected; to,  Bta'itd* ar-loss5 for-the sake: of* humanity  He '-lias dbi������$-it-tobg-'enaugh/ ,  .Yet: ,nqtwIth������tanding.Lthe/ goyefn-  ment'pa%'seVan'-eltimateitb:'bring oth-  '. eraT-intb'~the "pfovincex:whb/.will :f ind  conditions just the same-as the. present holders pf* land���������heavy taxation  - wiftf- n3o:markets'/dr/markets: that are  fiiiedrwithiJ,1.fdreigai -produce. Why.not  ' "d^-somethlngVfor'lhe: farmer^and the  :,  fruitgrower, -who-is :. already,., here.  '''"'M&ke" him1'prosperous by giving him  .'conditions that are favorable .to; his f  citTzerf���������^loyal' and-true to --the" core  He .can always be depended upon,to  do; the, ,rig;hf thing-at* all- times. But  h^.n^ust'be'''^iveti- a" -market, for tiis  , produce, or, he will leave the land.  Sbmev. aire Heaviiig.' this year saying  that farming does'-not' pay;* Once  d*clven-from\.the,.landjhe^ will never  gp.^ck^pr^be a booster' for thV agHP  cultural cbhditions'S'B''they at present  encist; .  '���������j It;is not for this paper-to go into  tjie^question of the anti-dumping act  d,r.'the act that follows.-i"t;;,gtl the.  m-esent time, but undg^ffos, former,  s|ct he had a better ^d^jt.t^ian, h6 had  fp. 19^22, under thef^w, a"ctf..- Some  $iing must be done.between now and  tjhe season of 1923,7 and now is tie  time to start.  ;��������� ~ .-  ; TAKING A TUMBLE TCX ITSELF  :��������� At; last New Westminster- has a-  wak'ened to the fact flfat there is an  opportunity awaiting-fa good-" stwong  v.r>nwt7 miii tt\ rat the eleva.tors situa-  real* and valuable: Unlimited space,  presently unoccupied, for the extensive' works', and yards- required;, service" by'all transcontinental lines of  railway; water as well as-ra.il' transportation; relatively low. v'auation  of-properties to be occupied; convenience to the'sources of raw -.materia; residential advantages of the  neighboring . city " of New Westminster.'  " , ���������,  The value of such an industry , to,  this city and district would be great  almost beyond calculation! " 'Incidentally, it would establish tjie fortunes of the Fraser as a highway for  ocean traffic. .There is no longer any  quest ion of Impediment to the free  navigation-of the river, thanks to'the  'advanced stage at which the protection works at .the mouth have arriv-  e'd; nor is there lack of prospect  of free' use being made of the facilities' offered. The main impediment  to the growth of shipping on 'the  Fraser is the start; sinse ships* are  shy'of ports not .generally in use.  But' given steel manufacturing, that  of itself would ensure the presence  of sufficient shipping .to.warrant'the'  development of general ^traffic  through' this' port.  The grain trade, now insisting on  an outlet- via the - Pacific, of course  wilVbe a great factor also in making  regular" shipping- to and< from"1" the  Fraser. In-this connection this district has much cause foil gratitude  to our influential'neighbors .in'Vancouver, whose main reward, for* the  encouragement of this'expected traffic' via the Pacific will naturally, be  the greater local trade to be done' by  .their city with the communities' on  tlie Fraser- to be made by the handling of the grain-and the flour and  oiher like industries to follow. -It is  no1 secret; that both the transcontinental lines look with favor on the  Fraser river' as:the base for the export of grain, and that whatever  may be done, in connection with  ,their terminals at Vancouver there  rwlil be provided on .the Fraser also  "ail granaries necessary for active export through' this port.  The confidence in the future of  this city and' district shown by our  .citizens in'so many ways, never had  more -sane foundation' or more likely  prospect bf justification by works,  than it has today.  which they might be forced to rely  on the quail tics-of their own 'souls.  And so-they dotermiife that their  'daughter's shall have-toys-too-���������a'toy  husband and toy "children���������as soon  as possible": ��������� ''  And t-uev Prattle about souls and  unions of souls and declare their beV  ,lief that a-woman who ,is,' hot mar-;  ried has-lost her, world,'Also', they,  make helpful arrangements"' and'  are discretion itself. "      *  . But every ,now: and, then,a^mother  ,of that sort    finds -that, 'she lias' ja.  ,daughterN who wants love^���������the' rral  tilings���������and wilt have' ri'qthirig if she)  .cannot get it.  That is equivalent,'to'being told:'  "ThoUtoh you , have failed, to find  happiness,-I am'not going." to, fail.".  If exposes to the .woman of \mahy'  toys the* nakedness of liter "own-heart.  And no woman can enduTe; such-  an experience. Mother "and "daugn-  ter always separate then for their  lives. ,   /t  '' Happily, the gentle art of forcing  girls to marry" is . falling nowadays  into some disuse. "l For,'1 the* ' girls  themselves, know better.'''-'-  '  -."���������������������������; -     ,*' i'l- -'��������� ;'*ji*-*; .'.- s.'-'j'-'.'.''*' '''  FOIIDNBV TARIFF n  1SX6T SO BAD  GOVERNMENT ROADS    '-'.''���������  (    . AND TRAILS' MONEY  ,;   The sum of $1,326,500-has-  been  appropriated by the., department   of  amount each will .receive:   .Alberni  $47,50*0",   .Atlin . $3'5,000,     Cariboo  $71,000.,Chilliwack ,$3.4,500, Colum-,  _  hia $38'700,"Comox  $'58,500,    Cow-depending to a large   extent on one  ���������.-i.���������_  *>At\ km    PronhrAfiir'   Sii0.500.tiartro*,nnfi which, by a sudden chang  The effect of-, the Fordney tariff,  which was awaited,(bypanada- with  a certain amount of .djread;and apprehension, has.been in certain directions a blessing in,.disguise, says  Agricultural and <,Industrial, Pror  gress. In throwing��������� .Canada back  upon her own feet for support it has  developed greater independence ,in  the Dominion and spurred It on to  greater efforts to hold within, the  'country the manufacture of certain  products which ..previously went  abroad. The other effect' has .'heen  to divert the tide of* -products affected by the tariff into other channels, and-Canada has. sought .again'  the overseas markets neglected.,for  so long. It is' inevitable' but that  -produce other than the agricultural  should to some extent, be affected by  the change'. ������ .  The necessity and inclination to  seek "hew - markets, 'and above all; to  develop the British' market, came at  a-1-ime most .opportune and,auspicious. The manufacturer in the TInir  ted Kingdom, after, the disturbances  and dis-organization of the war  years and theij*" aftermath, tound  himself gradually. , getting back to  more", normal conditions; and to a  state whether he could satisfy the< demands', which, might..be made , upon  him for products of all kinds., He  was paving the way for a vigorous  trade aggression in which,the British dominions' were* not to be neglected.  'He.came..to,. meet    Canada*  half* way. ' '   ''   '  Canada has, on^hfer- part, .vigorously entered into"*the"$ development of  the British market, but is not confining her efforts' to this,' going extensively afield." " He*<^ is- penetrating  European'-'markets-, in a< manner  which' suggests-a development of  permanent profitable trade./She has  realized the wisdom: of. having - several smaller markets, rather than a'  The" (best gift of all at Christmas time is the  gift of your voice���������and smile. It's a gift of  friendliness and of Ihoughtfulness for others.  It's a. gift of yoiir , happiness, to those who may  Have less. It's a.gift that the telephone can deliver for you here;-there/and anywhere, on this  best of days.  Why not make the most of your Christmas  day and s,end your voice and smiles out over the  miles, to your friends who are far away?  British Columbia1 Telephone Company  SERVICE,  STATION  in your old car in part payment  for a 490 Chevrolet'  Easy payments for the balance.  A new car means, that you will have, hew tires J  and but few repairs for sometime���������according to  usage.],. .  ichan $40,500, Cranbrook' $50,500,  Delta. $21,500, Dewdney $40,000, Esquimau'$29,000, Grand Forks, ?23,-  550, Greenwood $34,000, Islands'"$33*  000, Kamlobps, $7-6,000; '��������� Kaslo  -$33,000, Lillooet $55,600, JNanarimp  $13,000, Nelson $2500, Newcastle  #21,500, "New Westminster "$1800,  North 'Okanagan $52,000, North  ���������Vancouver $2.1,000, Omineca $77,-  ,000y'"Prince Rupert $63,500, Revel-  ,stok'e-$,35,500",\ Richmond $10,000,  Rossland ,$7,000; Saanicji $6,000,  lSimiikam'een $.41,000, Slocan'|28,-  000, South Okanagan $33,000, South  Vancouver.; $8900, Trail $39,500,  Yale  $4"3,u00".  MOTHERS  RESPONSmijE  FOR  .  MOST UNHAPPY MARRIAGES  .  .Mostcunhapfty marriages/ it seems:  to me, -are" made at   home,    says    a  writer in the London Daily Mail.'  Their beginning is summed'up in'  heavy ipnll to get the elevators s'itua  fed on the Fraser River, and the Col  jimbian writes the following   editor  r> 'ThaUlarge industry in British Co-a phrase which I have    just    heard  iumbte Is''b6>ddiW time.to centre onl8***!?1 by4 ������ v^ cl^nt1^^11'1    ot  the Ff^c rifer,.V,s-bi:en for many1 mv acauaintance:,   "Mother's.so, an-  ^ears the confident belief of thoughtful citizens of    New    Westminster;  fend the evolution of belief,'into evidence has bSea ^ajkfed.  .   One    has  but to surveyrihe^waterfront to realize this fact.      On both sides of the  Fraser river, above and    below    the  the ci.ty, new industries   have   been  established,), not .by optimist* citizens  glassed by pride of 'home",' but in sev-  .erai,- notably .4nstaQC.es vby stranger-j,  ... to British C6Iumbia,' ' who' comirig  iwith open minds and surveying the  ���������Whole situation on the coast; have  'deliberately chosen locations on the  Fraser rivei, as offering the greatest sum of advantage to industry.  ",-    The latesi industry,   bhly a pros-  :''pect as yet itis true,   but   of  great  ,; importance^|l^tc>ld jln^the official re-..  '���������port given out at' VictbHa yesterday,  ���������from the expert in ypn    and    steel  ^manuYactu^ing' retained by the pro-  ,; vincial g^vernmenit. This gentle-  man .has fmade ^artf ^ind^pejident inr  vestig;af|o6/-*1auitp unin^luencecl by  lpcal;tr'i-Sff^Sftlp1r oV intere^tsV And ;as  a result he deliberately and; confidently recommends that whenever  the great/Steel ^ndustrry, which ��������� he  encourages 'is; 'established - it   should  attendent advantages have only     to  be -mentioned to be recognized     as  my acquaintance:.   "Mother's" so, an  noyed because. I'm not engaged'yet."  It is true sheC spoke ' laughingly,  with a shrug of her shoulders. But  her, next remark ' discounted ' all  that.' She said:' '"I must get away  from home soon, or I shall go mad���������-  or marry."  She; is-one, I am convinced, ot  thousands. For just as there, ar$  "vampire mothers", who will not  lose their daughters if they cj^n  help it, so there are n^others who  will marry their girls to any man*  whp wants them.  Not love, not happiness, is the object of these strange women; .-mere-  | ly a husband and a liome. '  They do not, of i course, admit  even to themselves," that such is  their philosophy.. They are, on the  contrary, forever talking about love.  But their eyes are 6old;  For in their hearts they deny love.  One man, as far as they are concerned, is as good as another.  .:';,- They "are! the women who;' have!  not found happiness themselves and  so feel sure that it cannot y really  exist.  But they found an Infinite number of other things���������houses, furnl-j  ture, servants, pretty clothes, toys  of various kinds.  '''"''''i'Tl^'"cSnnti't,"renai(re-thfe thought ofi  a world without toys,   a world     inj  large-one, which, by asudden change  of'policy, may seriously disrupt her  business: ' ,-  In this connection^ it* is .interesting  to note the growth' of trade -between  vCanada-.and the United Kingdom. In  1868 Canada exported goods to the  value of $17,9'05,508 to the * United  'Kingdom. .Ten years later this had J  doubled, amounting to $35,208,031  By 1900 exports amounted to $96,-  '562,875,-and 10 year's later to $139.-  482,945. In 1920 goods- to. the  yalue of $489,152,6.37 .were taken by  the British Isles, but by 1922, owing  to,a falling-off of trade, which was  purely a development'' of .the ..:_war  years, they amounted to only $299,-1  361,675. .' '       ,;.        ���������  ' -Canada's' imports'from the United  'Kingdom in 1868 amounted "to. $37',-  617,325. By 1880 . thesq *were o;ily  ,$33,764,439, and by'1890, had come  back, to $43,277,009. Between .1900  and 1910 they jumped from $44,-  279,983 to $95,386,427.... The year  1920, due to a continuance, of wartime purchasing and -inflated values,  showed * the tremendous '���������'���������' increase; to  $213,944,814. The year 1922 -exhibited a decline to $126,362,631.  The total trade of Canada in    the  last fiscal year amounted to $1,488.-  ���������VTTORNEY GENERAL  1 BROUGHT INTO liWCSMGHT  045,012, the sum ofj'" $747,804,332  being accounted for. by imports, and  $740,240,680 by exports. Imports  from, the United .Kingdom were  $117,134,576, and from, the United  States $516,105,107. Exports' to the  United Kingdom were $229,361.675,  arid to the United. States $293,906,-  643. Imports from the United Kingdom fell away by $96,838,9,86 . and  from the United States by $340,0-71,-  713. Exports to the -United Khig-  dbm declined by a value* of $13,483,-  196, arid to the United States by  S-^48,416,324.  P^*G." E. MAKERS CUT;.,���������'\\;, :-  ";��������� ^  IN 'TRAIN SERVICE  Train service between 'J- Squamisb  and Williams Lake oh the Pacific  Great Easterri Railway- has been cut  from two tfairis* a week to one a  week; The new schedule becomes  effective Monday.  Fifty new    settlers    are  their homes at Toba Valley.  making  VICTORIA, Dec. 18.���������Every session of the legislature sees the centre  A human interest shifted to some  jxtent'.^ This year .-the" focus of .all  )yes was the new attprney-genoral,  Son. A. M, Ma'nson. 'As an ex-speaker his knowledge'of parliamentary  tactics was not surprising, but in his  skillful; -adroit handling of the op-,  position, in his,tirelfes's Industry, arid  .in the constant restraint* self-imposed upon his temperamental impet-  .u.osity he won t^e .admiration of the  house' and the gallaries.  . Premier 'Oliver"left most of .the  'leadership on the shoulders- of his  yo.uhger. colleague, who,, as a result  .carried" a far heavier burden of wor,k  'than either of his predecessors since  ,'the Liberals came into power.-  Another, minister; who was far  more in the limelight than usual was  Hon. .William Sloan, minister of  mines, whose policy of encouraging.  ,'the establishment of*  '-an'   iron   arid  ������'steel industry in'the province was an  outstanding feature of-   the' goyern-  Iinent programme.  The streak of independence which  ran through almost the entire house,  this session also appeared to affect'  th'e minister of mines, for on several  matters, such as the eight-hour-day  j?ill, certain j.sectiOHis- of.'the.'. Workmen's Compensation Act, the beer  matter arid' other issue's;, he was  found voting alone, against his colleagues of the ministry.p .  '.: Of the private members, J. W.  deB Farris, K. C... was watched very  blosely. ��������� He showed no disposition  io embarass his successor in office;  . H., G.Perry's fathering of the  Municipal Act amendments, and Ian  /Mackenzie's fight for the university,  brought them into the limelight.  y On-the opposition side W. J. Bow-  :ser, K. C, received more, practical  ^debating support than at "any Session  since he has been in opposition. The  burden of attack was distributed  fairly equally among the opposition  leader, his' two first lieutenants (J.  W. Jones and R. H. Pooley) and W.  . R.: Eslirig, W,- A; -M&ckenzle and  | Joshua fHinchliffe.  Alex. S. Dancaii  Barrister     Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood BuOdinf:  Phone 8������0I P. O. Box 60  'MISSION CITY, B". C."*;**.'  Wm. ��������� ��������� Atkinsoii  General.Auctioneer and Live  Stock  Specialist.  2\3 years among the Stockmen of  the F.raser Valley. Am -fjwrtilar  with -������he different breeds St live  &ock and their values.  Address  all qwnmunications  Box 34 Chilliwack, Bi C  to  F^ Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  The pupils-had been writing a  history essay, and when the teacher was correcting the papers she was  puzzled to "finds this rr,marV in one  of them: "King John died bald."  On being questioned, the boy who  had written-��������� this; said.:, "Well,, teacher,  you said he died without heirs!"  I) yo  <r  ���������I?  S3  33  5SESSS5  B.C. Land Surveyor and  ���������    &Vil Engineer  Room   0   Hart  "Bor   423,  Block,   Chilliwack  CHILLIWACK  Brian  ^^*B^fl^4  BARRISTERS and]  SOLICITORS  ;  I  One Hundred More  Statutes in Forces,   &A$g  ttfiMlH\m4pt1i*H*i  OPEN   EVERY   Fj>n>AY  ABtfQTSFORD,   B.   O.  *��������� ������p^������������^'������fc������i������^B>^p^1**"  ^(mmh*****  AUCTIONEER: and  VALUATOR  Ruction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, ,  t  LIVE STOCK a Specials  P. 0. Box 94  I ���������*><���������> W * ���������fc^M-*^***-.���������   II   MP ���������  In wishing all my customers  a Joyous, Christmas .and Bright  Ne\y Year I desire to thank  tlif-jin for their, loyal support in  the past and solicit same for.  the coming year.  J.E. PARTON  c  Fainter and   Paperhanger  ABBOTSFORD,  B.  C.  Speaker's Vote  *   Saved Ministry  VICTORIA, Dec. 15 .���������-The Oliver  government had its narrowest squeak  for existence last night in the House  when Mr. Speaker Pauline, was called  upon to cast' his vote to sustain the  administration on a more or " less  minor bill���������an amendment to the  Land Registry Act. The vote was  22' to 22��������� Messrs. Whiteside, Perry  "arid Andersbn.Voting against the government." On the vote in committee,  J. B. Clearihue, Liberal, member, for  Victoria, voted for the amendment.  A hurried consultation .followed and  when the junior member for the Capital was informed' that an adverse  vote would really mean a vote . of  want of confidence in the government be switched his vote (as was  expected). ' ' "* , ,  .  ' Had' the amendment been sustained, "it was stated that the government would have been called to introduce a" vote of confidence. It  -was the /first* time in twenty years  that' a Speaker's vote was necessary  to decide such a question, according  to the'records.  PREMIER'S BIRTHDAY  OTTAWA, Dec. 18.���������Rt. Hon. W.  L. Mackenzie King--celebrated,, bis  48th birthday Sunday. The Prime  Minister;Was^born". at.Kitchener, Ont:,\-  DecemberA7V*i87"4.    ' * ������ ; '  - .     i .'.        .       **   - i'  HUNTINGDON  The advent of twin boys to the  J H. Burton family here is a cause  of much congratulation to the parents. The,young people arrived on  Sunday morning, and both they and  their mother are making good progress  aeup  'ft "tea'' of Nature's own herbs and  roots,-���������-; tho finest laxative^and  blood purifier you can get. It gently cleanses the system of all impurities, banishes headaches; etc.  39c and 60c packages, at druggists.  A CroupyCoug  brings dread to the mother a heart.  For safety's sake,, keep a bottle  of Shiloh, the old time remedy, at  hand. A very few drops makes  the cough easier at once, and taken  regularly gives complete relief.  30c, 60c and $1.20.   All dj +-  .   Before the' prorogration    of    ther  Legislature Chief Justice Macdonald,  Administrator in    the    absence    of  His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor,  assented to'the bills passed by    the;  House during the session then closing.    The bills    numbered    exactly,  one hundred.    The bills assented, to  yesterday were as follows:  An Act" to amend    the    "Interior  Courts  Practitioners  Act." *  An Act to    amend    the    "Pacific  Great Eastern Settlement Act."  ' An Act respecting Legitimation by  Subsequent Marriage.  An Act to make Uniform the Law.  respecting Warehousemen's Liens.  An Act to validate a* certain Or-  der-in-council respecting the Corpor-'  ation of the district of South Vancouver.       /  An Act to amend the "Shops Reg;  ulation'Act."  An Act to provide for the Maintenance of Parents by their Child-,  ren.  An,Act to amend the- "Fire.Mar-  shal Act." f  An Act.tq   amend the   "Summary  Convjctlbns *AcT5''' '���������'''"  J,    An, Act,.to. provide 'for .the    Main-:  tenance of Children  , of "'Unmarried;  Parents.  ,    An Act to amend the    "Municipal!  Elections' Act."        ' " '  }    An' Act to .amend the "Execution!  Act." ' i  An Act to 'provide for Special Surr  veys.- % L ,  ���������An Act to provide for the Inspect-  tion and Regulation of Premises and,  .Equipment 'for'" the"' -Generation,i  TrausmIssion,;..Supply, or, Use' of E1-;  ectrlcal Energy. ��������� '"  An Act'to amend the "Dyking A������-;  sessments Adjustment  Act,   1905.", }  An Act to amend the "High-way!  Act."  An Act to amend the "Supreme,  Court Act." :  An?Act to amend the "Pound DIs?  trict Act." '  *��������� An Act to make Uniform .the Law  respecting Conditions in Policies 'of  Accident and Sickness Insurance.'  . ^An. Act- to make Uniform the  law respecting Conditions in Policies  of Automobile Insurance.  An Act to amend the "Jury Act.V  An Act to. amend the "Optometry  Act."  An Act to provide for the Licensing of Insurance Agents and Insurance Adjusters.  An Act to amend the "British Columbia Fire,Insurance Act."#  An" Act"to ratify and make Provision for the Carrying out -of ,an  Agreement/between, His Majesty * in  Rigtit of the Dominion* and His Majesty'in Right* of the Province rej-  relating to the Examination of Iron  Ore Deposits in British Columbia.^ ,.  An Act to amend the "Water Act,  1914.". ..     . '  , An Act to consolidate and amend  the "Public Schools'. Act."  :Ari Act to amend and consolidate  the "Boilers' Insection" Act."  An Act to provide Relief in Relation to certain Licenses and Leases  under'the "Coal'and Petroleum Act."  An Act to amend the "Factories  Act." < .     -  An Act to amend the "Village  Municipalities   Act."  An Act to consolidate the "Assignment: of Book Accounts Act',' and  Amending Acts.  An act to amend.the "Companies  Act, 1&21."  An Act to amend the "Royal Columbian Hospital Act, 1901."  An Act to ratify and. confirm ;,an  Agreement "bearing the date the Fifteenth Day of November, X. D. 1922,  between the Corporation of the City  of Duncan, the Corporation of- "the  District of North Cow.ichan, and the  Board of School "trustees of the  Duncan   (City)   School- District.   ,  An Act to amend the "Co-operative Association Act."  An. Act to amend    the    "Soeifcties  Act.". -  An Act to create and perpetuate  certain-Building, Restrictions in. that  portion' of'the Municipality of -the  Corporation, of, Point Grey known as  Shaughnessy Heights..  An "Act relating to������, the    Corporation of the City of Victoria.  ���������'    An Act to amend' the "Trust 'Com-,  .panies Act;"  An Act to Vmend the    "Adoption  Act." ' "���������*"  An Act to amend the "Tranquille  Sanatorium   Agreement-. Ratification  Act."  An Act tp incorporate'the Greater  Victoria Water District. ��������� ���������  An Act to amend the    "Revenue  - An Act to amend the "Pre-  emptors' Free Grants Act.   .  An Act to borrow the Sum,of  Three million five hundred thousand  Dollars for the Purposes therein  specified.  An Act relating to Sewers belonging to the Corporation -of the  City of Victoria and the Corporation  of the District of Oak Bay.  An Act to amend the "Woodman's Lien for Wages Act."  An Act to amend the "British Columbia University Act."  An Act to amend the "Forest Act.  An  Act to    amend  the  "Infants'  Act."  An Act to    amend    the    "British  Columbia Railway Act."  An Act to amend the "British Columbia Land Surveyors' Act."  ! Mrs. Middleton, Mission City, was  the guest of Mrs. T. H. Lehman for  a-few days'.  The: Women's Institute met in the  Memorial hall'on Wednesday, < Dec,  13,. eleven members being present!'  The financial report of. the concert  and' dance'held" on> December 1-  proved it to have be^n,;'^.' sleeps.  Mrs. Forrester, Mrs. 'Q. "Fe$;rn' 'and  ]Mrs.' Gamsby *.were~ a,*ppo|i*dted audit-  iors.' , The annual .meeting - willl be  ���������held on Tuesday, Jan," 9,"wheni"' re-  iports of, the year's" work will be given and" the election of officers take'  iplace. Hostesses > f or >'the afternoon  'were Mrs. N. [Carter, Mrs. Forrester^  and Mrs. Oswald., Owjmj t.9 the  jstate of> the roads; - Mrs.;'; MJ-Sdl-pton  was not able to ,be present tyjth'' her  'display pf needlework," wbich was , a  ���������disappointment'to ail":'-"  ' Mrs. Roy Lehman and Miss Carr;  speaking,for "the affirmative in, the'  'resolution that, it. is to. the mutual  (benefit of both, countries that Can'a-^  'da and the United States, be, one free;  ���������state, were awarded,/the', decision .inf.  ithe debate on Wednesday! Dec. 13!  'The, negative! Vas upheld' by, ,Miss,  Stafford and' MiBs' Ferguson. Mrs.,  O. Fearn, Mr^A. Boyle and Mrs. D.'  McAskill acted''as judges.- The next  meeting of ��������� tfie. Literary and Debating Society, will' be hpld on WednesT  day, Jan. 10',-and wiU "take fche^prm  of an open' 'fbruin.   "!,*    ''' "' '   "'  Rev. H'! Lawrence'- of Aldergrove  conducted��������� the services - in "' the Presbyterian ch'urcb on pecembt-jr 11Q.  PRKMTER AND ! FARMERS' TAXES)  ������������������. ������������������ ^ vy.i,,t  - Speaking in,'' the,'.' legislature . ati  Victoria,. Premier ,Oliver.' rejoarksj  that' he.!thinks\vtbe,'i������-fmffer.'is ' nqwj  bearing as* a'large' a burde^'in thiS|  respect.as.he can stab-d. ,The prjiiiferi  should go fur'iher and disebver tha^  the farmer ..is; overtaxed,'rind/ , musi  of necessity'.rise .in rebellion, sooneij  or later. Fancy being compelled" ta  pay taxes this year on tr^e^ as im-J  ,provemerits to an an^piiijt ^Q^A, thari  was obtainable fron^ t|te" fpujlt th'ere-|  of?- There are^thoU8ft-a^s> of tre<{ie'in  this and everyrotheffd!i's'tr*{c( bj Britf  isli!,Columbiahfro,m.: vJiit'oU; bP.t] an  ounce of; fruit5has::been;shipped;, and  the same, may, be sa.id y'o������ 192;1*. - Then  why the-- ��������� excessive, - tax?���������:Grand  Forks, Gazette*   ,  The sum of ',$90, "v^as. realised a*t  the annual bazaar in the parish; hall  of St". Albans,' New ' 'wfstniinfeter,  recently..  ���������>-**v������V-"   i**-*h^ ���������"���������ii* Mtfic'-^ii  mftzamzsxfflBiGsaiaxx&i  assaaagas  An Act to amend the/" Land -Registry" Act."      ' '" ''  , . Ah;.Act. to amend; "the. '.'Creditors'  Relief. Act'.'." .,������������������','    '     'J;  / '  An! Act to, repeal- certain. ' Enactments which ha, ve become-Obsolete.  An Act to make' Uniform tbe!JLaw  respecting CJpnditiorial Saies qf  Goods. ���������' ���������, ' t  An Act"to,provide for the regulation of-passenger rates cbargeabie by  the British Columbia^ ^lect'riq. RaiJ-;  way Company. ' ' '   \  An Act to amend the "Interpre?  tation Act." '-������������������'' '  . An Act to, amend the- "Workmenfs.  Compensation Act." ^  ���������An Act'to.am^nd $i\A consolidate  certain Acts relating to' thp" assessment, levy, and 'collection" of- taxes  on property and income.  /An Act to amend "the'"Administration Act."   * --���������..*���������.-/.  An Act to~ amend the "County  Courts Act," '  Ah Act Vo amend    the   "Johnspn,  ,Street Bridge Agreements'Validation  Act." " '  An Act to amend the "West Vancouver Incorporation Act."  An Act "to amend (rthe "Married  Women's Property Act."  An Act to amend thp. "Plans Cancellation Act."  An Act to amend the "Motor Vehicle Act."        ,  "  An. Act to amend, the "Succession  Duty Act."\  An Act to amend.the "Constitution Act/"  '   An Act to   amend    the   "Health  Act." '  An Act to amend    the   "Trespass  Act."     ;;!  An Act'to'provide for the-establishment and' maintenance of a Pro1'1  vincial home for-   persons   afflicted  with' incurable    bodily    dteea&e    or  disability. .  An Act' to. confer certain powers,  upon the Corporation qi't)je City of  Nanaimo. <-  An Act to amend-   the  ment Liquor Act." *-���������  An Act respecting,    the  ihe~  Legislature Ends  just concluded proved more than usually dissappolnting in the interest  it1'aroused; It cannpt, beisald to have  been reniarkable in-any''" particular.  1^. did but-little really salutary or  likely to be so in the influence of  legislation on the ftiture progress  of British Columbia.,^ It. was*, in  many respects a negative session. It  yt&s responsible for some minor legislation, some of which mighty be  classed as of a social character. ' The  jpiig matters,.which affect the future  ,were shelved. The people^ of, British  Columbia! lo'oked-' forward' to the'ses-  bJobj asv.tfifi;occasjPA,xforfla/,r,,full dress  Rebate* on1- the future-ofthe Pacific^  ���������Great*: Eastern; Railway; Not only  did;th^s not, take place, r but the  iGovernment -. Irefuj9er'd-.' to; take the  tHouae into,--its^confidence)and enun-  [ciate avpermanep.t policy., regarding  jthiel ubderiaking,  I ,Thei*e.;was no apno.uncement dur-  tlfe session,.on,: the1  subject-  of  j-pivll t Service/ reform. ���������    The ���������, Liquor  iCbntrol! Act', amendments, ��������� which '.vere  ��������� prepared;before, the. session,pp-ened',  weref brought: dow^i' in1 the, concluding {hours and but   little   tlme^ was  aIlow.ed<for debate./. What-the GovT  ernment. proposes;;in, thej way of   an  immigration policy is, unknown, save  that'a;BumJ.of ($.p0,0.00 ,is{appropriate-  ed for thiacpurpose,. There,is no relief; from'taxation in any,   direction,  although:'there^is to <be a, reduction  in,' Proyinciali >: expenditures    during  !192 3^19 2*4v^ 'and; *; particularly', in. relation to public works. . That is the  decision,,.a asv   "it.      affects.-    the  expenditure;;out:.Qt-, current... revenue,  butt th������r!e' isvprovisipn -made.for. new������  ���������c?ipitaic.expenditui!e?or ?2^OO!6,000; ohs  public biftldings ' and ; yet.t .anothen  $1,000,0.00-for- land.settlement pur-,  poses. ^.Taken-ln conjunction, thesej  proposed   expenditures   hardly   indi-^  cate.-retrenehment in .any 'particular,;  'wKateverVmay be ,the������ reductions ;de������  'ci'de'd:Upbn'.,in wbat.is known as,current- o"utlaV,: asith'e, latter, are   offset  by^We''CBpital5'e*itpenditUres;:outlinedr  The Government'itself'will.'be,pref  pared to'-admit that the. results     of  ;tbe-yae'ssi6n--ha've ��������� tieen/disappointing,  Caucus-   -gatherings ' ���������, changed    the  cipurse'-'that'i'w'as'. originally.(intended  liy:tlie Government itself." As: .usual',  the-, bulk -of tHe legislation 'consisted  in amending-acts, 5 and' there:  has  been'" no- policy - devised ���������'- to * meet the  exigencies 6f-*the ��������� unemployment * 6itJ-  uatipn; ''.One'-' constructive '^effort was  tfie increase of the benefits: to.be de>  rlv^d" ruhder-! the* Worfcmen!s i Compeb-'.  'sation'-'Act*!' Practically/'^ everything  else- ^ctuaily^accomplished will    be  pf6blem'aticat-,jin' its ���������' beneficial    results! ifvwe'������'e'xcludegthe.effect,of, tbe.  redubtiori-iril'Wej'liquor, permit' fe'ed.  -The sessibriV'a^WhaVe' said,   waji  .largely, a-ne;gajtiye. one.,.   It. resulted  in a;surplusage pf talk' and aT min������  imu'm.ofaction:   Ijt has'left the great  problems;-^hich , confront/,this Province    practically    untouched,    and  !thatisits!mo6t ���������regrettable feature.  !Pesp^te tble'iiiimenBe.   revenue   now  '.being, deriyed- through     liquor control,, and the great* increase   which  could be-, brought .about'   in   this  .reyjenjie ' by    the    introduction,   of  better'business    methods    in,   that  control,,taxation remains at a height  which' must continue-"to be an.  incubus on the, people's" initiative and enterprise.'   The failure ,of the sessipn  lies/ in the fact that it has done notfi-  ing^ to'prompt^  Provincial,  develo^)-  ,ment on broad and"sUgacibus' lines.-r-  Colbnist.  Vancouver. ��������� When here rcc������ntly  Mr. Grant (Hall, 'Vice-P'resident C.  P.* R��������� said' his. trip,4was simply ia  the nature of ah'ordinary inspectioa  tour and that the company had as  undertakings in mind, connected with  Jt. The,; new,.pier work will proceed  as'rsobn, as possible, f  As far as he could judge from hie  trip through the4 prairies and from  reports'received, there would be a  \big. crop this.y������ar.- and the company  was makings its, usual- preparations  f  to handle, its' share J*f-tKe bflsmeM jj  'expeditiously/ ������������������ ^���������'v:"'- '.' "   ' '!    .       ���������'  T - .vAskjecUif, the���������big..������ar.)!;e������t an^ res������v>  adjustment' bf ."'.freight- rates. *w������������������ul4i.  f mean that ,tbis' company would carry  ' larger quantities of * grain* hire taifl *  - fall, Mr. Hall replied -that it was a  } matter. ��������� over   .which-,  the; Ca������a.di������������  . Pacific had no control.        '   ,  ;.    "It all rests with.-.the ewjier, of; tb.������  | grain,'   he said.'' "'We,' ar.e .prewar(^d;,-  to hauj it cither East or W^st, jusi  as he direct***." ^     * ��������� ���������>    >  Rumor ' periodically   revives^ ttea .  story  that, the . Canadian '.Pacific   is ,  about to electrify its mountain lines -  in British "Columbia.'   In.-regardjip,)  .'this Mr. II2II  stated; as .h^bas. Q,a.-  former visits here, that the co^pany^r  ���������is still conducting,*eiperiments\w.mi''  a, view .at  somej later date"!>bf formulating a  policy v in regard-t^o th^  proposed    electrification. ..^he.' im-;  " pre'ssion be -gave, "Was that if- the. plan  ,'ls pronouncedffeasibleby, its''experts^  and; the, company, is-Veadyj )if f}]).] (  , proceed with, the work.   In a'ny!,eren",J!.  this is  liable- to .'be. a. cohsideraWo*  time, .diBtant. , ., ,  The.  vice-pre.sjden.t.. was* .ajjepm-.  panie,d.through the! British- Columbia.'  ��������� division by Mr, F.' W.!/Pfttefsj,/geaera^  .superintendent.   -He' was "met'\'pji;  ^arrival here by '!e.ading?i������pffic|als( 0^  tbe company   and, "several-', pe-rsbjoar  friends:,     ,- ".' ,.     '    ���������  FOURTH :������SE>IBER OF. LIQUOR J   IS BOARD  MKEL.Y  SOON  "Go^Yern-  List of  Voters for the' Trail Electoral District.  An Act to amend the "Muni<jipal  Act."      ;   '  An Act to amend the "Medical  Act."  An Act to amend the "Poll Tax  Act"  An Act to confer on the Corporation of the District of- South Vancouver certain powers.  An -Act for granting certain sums  of money for the public service of  the Province "of British Columbia.  An' Act to amend' the "Better  Housing Act."  An Act respecting the powers of  the Corporation of the District of  South Vancouver.  . An Act    to    amend    the    "Game  Act!" ... . ^   ��������� ,-.  VICTORIA, Dec.%17'.���������Much speculation haV bjeen" heard as to the purpose of'Attorney,' .Geiferal Ma.nso^'s  changeT-in ���������; the! " number- of Commis-  s^bnleraojE; the Liquor Control Board.  There; are aT present 3' cbmmissipn-  ers. The- new act gives the government power to have any number  from one* to four.  The riiinor which gained so much  .credence'in,the last day or two of  -the, session was .that Hon. Mr. Man-;  ;son desired to add another commissioner, in the Vancouver .office. As ;he  stated in the House', the present  board is ,-noi functioning 'without internal friction. This is' believed' to  -exist chiefly between the Vancouver  commissiqner, J. H. Fajconer, and  the two Vancouver Island commissioners, A. M. Johnson and Colonel  W. N. Winsby. By adding anotfier  commissioner from the .mainland,  possibly an Interior man, the attorney general hopes, it is reported,- to  -equalize matters." If the mainland  -and' island members fail to agree rhe,  as the fifth man, can settle the issue.  ! If this method of administration  falls the probable alternative is* a  one-man commission.  Assiniboia,, Alberta.!���������, A furthe*  programme,of. imprp!yemen,t.qt lines  of the, Canadian Pacing' ihftbef west  ��������� was, announced by.'D. C.' Coleman",  ��������� vicej-pre?ident,- in. charge, .of Westeni  lin������������, whp is on,bis way;WJ?stV,''!/;,';  ��������� 'The ��������� largest.' item ' 011. 'the^-list .-was  the rolayi'ng' with bbe-hundred^pp'^o.d  isteeiyof, the. double ���������', track.'. betweea ���������  Ignace and  Kenqra..'   "   ,'       '.,,,,  - ��������� A considerable'number. of bjidges  will be replaced with, more, permanent structures.'       '       ��������� -f *-������������������ -     ^  With  respect ttp>!.work-, en .new  branch lines it was', announced that  ���������   the existing gap' oh. the.', Weyburii-  I^ethbridge'.-^ill-������������'closed; the Hbo  from  Russell   norjth, ,'wjir.-!b*.' co'nj*  .pleted:>the! "first!, fiftj;. miles ,bf: tho  Laniga'n :northerly,,line will ^ "f|ully  equipped for traffict ahd.tn^gradin^  will be continue^ on^the br.anch;Unef  from' Consul east.'v;Itt, this, cenneoa  ,tioV/ Mr./'Colemjihj's^d: '"W������';-li|4  hoped "to a'nnbuiice/'.a .larger" pr������������  gramme^of branch'"line cobs'tructioa  but untiU the effect of the frelgh-l  rate reductions just 'ordered on ta������  revenues of the 'railway coinp^niea  can' be "accurately/"detefmiried, it i������  obvious, that" an ambitious policy'iQ  out of the question."' ;        '  Pert Hope. - The C. P; R: Pbr|  Hope bridge;is fifteen hundred;fort  long." It'is'ah in'teresting '.questio*  how long it will require to'-paint'-'it  and howrm'ueh paint w!ill be used psj  the work'. 'There are' at present  eleven men' swinging?* 'the brushes;  they will.be. busy for,at least-eight  weeks ,������id'thr,eve hundred' gallons.^of  paint will sp>ead-p^er,th'*e:Jong sp.aa.  The w.ork of' prepsrrinj; the* girders  is a'big job and a -tedious one'. ��������������������������� Men  go over the "entire-;' structure with  small pick's and hammers, removing ,  ail the corroded- parts after which  it is" brushed down ��������� with steel  brushes. '' A 'graphite- 'paint is. used  and it-comes all ready'prepared for  the work/ The wages-of-, the, mea  for this job will- exceed'two. thousand five -hundred dallar������r -winck  gives some- idea what- the painting  account for-"the C. P.'.R; would  amount to each yea*. There.are two  cars which provide eating-arid sleeping quarters' for the' men. ��������� It is. just  seven years ago .that this-big strue-  ture was riven a liberal- eoat:'������2  paint.  An invalid woman took apartments near him, and he called regularly to inquire about her healtli.  One morning he called as usual,  and was; informed by the landlady  that the poo;r, dear thing was gone.  Slipping .ten shillings into the woman's hand, he whispered: "At what  hbur did.she depart?"  By the 9:30 train to Chester,"  was the reply.  Buy your  botsford.  Xmas    Presents in Ab-  ' Montreal.-^Mr. Alfred Price, General Manager Eastern Lines, Canadian Pacific Railway, for."over forty  years, who has relinquished hio  duties with the rai!way"f6r. an indefinite period, left Montreal on tho  C. P. S. "Montrose" recently, bound  for England. ....  Mr. Price, who is aceompanusd by  his daughters Misses Laura and  Grace Price, will spend some time at  Torquay, Devonshire, England, where  it is hoped Mr. Price's health will bo  restored. '  Several 01 Mi. Price's fnendo  went aboard .the "Montrose" to * see  him off. " Among*t ,the Canadian  Pacific officials present were: A; D.  MacTier, Vice-President; James Man-  son, Assistant to Vice-President;  John J. Scully, General . Mataager  Eastern Lines; W. G. Annable; W.  Sallantyne; ArthbT. Allan;- George  !. Ham; John Leslie. C. P. K. Comptroller, who was accompanied; by  Mrs. Leslie and Miss Leslie. There  were several other friends and well-  wishers present. Souvenirs pre-  sented to Mr. Price includ-d a paix  of binocular glasses.  Mr. Price's cabin was lavishly do* /V,'.'1*'-',���������*,!.,  r    i i i"iMMi������iin^f|i������iii'inii������m������������������!y<'lii������i������iirt.i m'fifikmiiitntiiritmi  I'  I J,  'I.  WISHING ALL OUR FRIENDS  AND PATRONS  A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS  SF  B.   C.   Phone   41.'  '' Farflaera' Phoiie ISO9  PERSONALS  The many . f-riends    of    Mrs.    VV.  ' Good will be grieved to learn    that  she Is-seriously ill at her   home   on  the Sumas Road.   ,  Mr. Fred Parton of Hammond is  visiting his home here.  Mrs. A. C. Salt visited Vancouver  two. or three days this week.  Mr'. Campbell of Kenanistan,  la the guest of Mr. and Mrs. . G. II.  Wright and Mr. . and Mrs. J. W.  Wright.  Mrs. McNichol of McLeod, Alberta  ,1s'the guest of'her parents', Rev. and  Mrs.- W. Robertson. Mrs. McNichol  intends spending the winter here.  >' Rev. and Mrs.. J. C. Alder and  family expect, to leave the middle of  next' week .to take up residence at  Newton, where Mrv Alder is pastor  of the Presbyterian "Church. Mr. and  Mrs. Alder have made many friends  - in" th.e! district where they have taken an active interest In.all activities  pertaining to the" welfare of the  community, "and regret is expressed  at their removal."  ��������� -The regular practises of the . Abbotsford Band have been dispensed  with runtil the first week in the New  Year.- In the near future plans will  Ke'completed for a concert and dance'  to' be held early in February.  MisS'K. Campbell, matron of the  MV-S.-A. Hospital was a visitor to  her home in Vancouver this' week. :  Miss F. E. "Trethewey. visited Vancouver . recently.''    '      ���������  :" George' Martin    spent.the , weekf  end at his home in Sardis!  Mrs. McKihnon,v Mrs. Cook aud  Mrs. "Miller spent Monday in Chilliwack. "  Miss T. Weatherbee was a   weekend-visitor in coast cities.  -. Mr.;Thomas .McMillan    attended  the Union meeting of train   men in  'North* Bend on- Sunday..  Mrs'.'!Rui*b,erfprd of: Vancouver  was the .guest of Mrs." Manning for  a few days.  Mrs. Archibald -of 'New' Westmin-  ., ster was the guest bf her daughter.  MEss'.Ruby Archibald,    and    enpyed  the.school concert.  -,;, *7, George Fowler of'Vancouver      is  .visiting hia .'grandparents,    Mr. and  Mrs.'Weatherbee.  Several of the Christmas choruses  used St the recent Cantata will be  sung at the services in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday, in the  morning "and evening.  Mrl.Orland Zeigler has. returned  home'from Vancouver to spend the  Holidays.  ���������  Miss  Florence  McPhee,   who   has  been ill for -weeks in    the    M.-S.-A  Hospital is now convalescent .at hei  , hbme. ,  a*-Mrs. T.  Walters    and    daughter  Clara, spent a couple    of    days    in  Vancouver this week.  ;. Mr..' Arthur Dolby who has    beer  up"., the... coast   for . the  past    few  months is. visiting relatives in town  Mr. and Mrs. M/ M.'Shore, spent a  fpw days'.in Vancouver recently.  Mr: .-.Leslie . Brown   of . ..Britannia  'Mine's tik the, guest'of ..hie 'parent's  ���������for', the, holiday season.  ;, fMryand Mrs. J. E. Trethewey wer.e  Yahcouvef. visitors during the week  Mr. Archie Eyres visited -Vancouver at..the. week-end.  ,-,Miss','Eleanor Peck who has been  confined* to'ber home, with illness it  reported!.as  improving.  ,  Mr. Steiss is spending a holiday li-  Vancouver. ..-  Mrs. Miller of Aldergrove is ,tlu  guest-of her* sister, .Mrs. H. McKlu:  nou. ... , .,, ',.  -  "Mr. Boothrowd of Cloverdale wai  the guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. B.  Wright.and  attended  the  Cantata.  At .ten o'clock on Saturday morn  ing, Dec. 23rd, a turkey shoot will  be' held on Mr. Dan Smith's propert>  on the lower Sumas Road. If this  shoot prorea as popular aa those oi  other years, many, turkeys will be  won for Christmas.  The Misses Manolia and Alice-  Wright journeyed to Cloverdale oh  Thursday evening and assisted in the  programme of the Sunday School  Christmas tree there.  ! The Messrs. Weir gave a very enjoyable, dinner on Thursday evening  to a number of their most intimate  friends. Congratulations to these  popular bachelors.  The Xmas entertainment which  was to be held ,in the Masonic Hali  on Wednesday last, in aid of the  Parish- Hall fund has been postponed  to Thursday, January 4th <  Abbotsf ord, B.C.  Uiaa II. Archibald' was the -recipT  lent of a lovely fountain pen, the  gift of the pupils of her class, at'  the school closing on Friday.  Sunday services in ' keeping with  Christmas festivities' will bo held in  St. Mathews Church in the morning and evening of December' 24tli.  , A man giving the name of Henry  Blane was arrested in Huntingdon  on Tuesday by Provincial Constable  Ross; charged with the carrying of  fire arms. He was in'possession of  a Luger revolver," and was' fined  $25.00 and'.the gun was confiscated.  Miss' Evans of the teaching stai'f  of the Abbotsford Superior School  was tendered a pleasant surprise by  the pupils of her class on Friday  and as a token of appreciation of  her services as their teacher, she was  presented with a beautiful gift of  French Ivory.  The employees of the A. L. M. &  D. Co. were entertained at a very  appetizing'dinner, served by Mrs.'  Little at the 'company's boarding  house   on  Friday.  A HYMN   OF HATE  "To put Oliver out and keep Bowser out." This is the sort of hymn  of hate that the newly organized  "Provincial Party" is raising in its'  efforts to attract to its banner, those  who feel they are at outs with both  the old line parties. Theoretically  the idea of forming a new party on  these principles may appeal to, some;  but in practise it is not sound. Parties that are not founded on principles will not abide; they will survive  no longer than the personal animosities that gave rise to their origin,  There is nothing in the announced  platform of the new party-that .could  not be striven '. for and achieved  through the existing party channels,  indeed some of the new party planks  are-to-be found in the . platforms of  the old parties.-r-Cranbrook Herald.  VARIATION IN LAYING IS '      .  PUZZLE TO POULTRYMEX  Professor V. S ,Asmunds"on, of' the  University of.'British Columbia, .admitted in his address.to the members  of the New Westminster Poultry and  Pet Sock Association recently,, that  there were quite a number of things  that happened in a poultry run that  science had not yet been able to get  to the bottom of. One ,of these was  the variation in laying birds.  Why a. bird should stop laying after laying well, and then as suddenly start laying again was not known.  Then there was the bird that would  lay one day, miss the -next, and lay  jh'the third. This sort of ( thing  could not be avoided apparently  either by feeding or.by breeding. A  hen might'be a good layer and have  daughters who were good layers,  these daughters might have 'daugli-.  ters but still the ' variation might  ;urn up. Then the . birds varied in some seasons, but this, was  where proper feeding.came in as a  remedy to a certain extent.  This variation also affected the  hatchability of eggs. It varied in  some cases from 16 to 80 per cent.  It varied also with the seasons of  die year. The best results were undoubtedly obtained during the nat-'  ural breeding season Professor . Asmundson said. Eggs laid before  that time were not'so good as the  birds had not reached the best point  in condition after the winter, and  after that time the birds were worn  out after laying.  Birds; that were under light for  three months produced eggs of poor  hatchability. / Their vitality had,  been impaired, owing to being pressed for egg-production. For reproduction, he recommended the yearling hen, as one hud had time to  form a sound judgment as to her  laying capabilities. Reproduction  as far as the lien was '��������� concerned,  meant the laying of eggs, but reproduction meant to the poultryman  the-v.largest number, of hatchable  eggs. . Breeding was a very impor-'  tant part' in reproduction, he said,  and he gave instance of a certain  ���������VVyandotte hen. Her daughters gave  50.80, and 62 per cent, or an average of well over 60 of hatchable  eggs, while the three daughters pf  another hen not noted for any percentage, gave 60, 23 and 0, or an  average under 30 per cent. The  longer a hen was kept the poorer  would be the percentage of hatchable  eggs, but this did not mean that pul- |  A nice new stock of Wall Paper  has come to hand.  Just the right kind .to'. make the  rooms cheerful during the fa\l and  winter months.  :  A Good Variety To   Choose From  A. R GOSLING  Box 31 - Abbotsford,.B. C.  All   Work   Guaranteed  Advertisements under ��������� the   above  heading cost %5>    cents    per    issue.  FOR SALE���������Eleven acres of goodi  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 andparticulare apply to owner, Charles Grimley:  Abbotsford, B.  C.   ,'.    .-���������"'���������  Also Auto Knitter Triplix; new, all-  complete. Cost* $83.00 will sell foi'  .$55.00. .......  Tenders  M. S. A. GENERAL HOSPITAL  TENDERS will"be" received by the  Management Comlmittee of the M. S.  A. General Hospital for a ' three  months, supply of    groceries, meats,  $-c'  For' estimate of ' quantities apply  to .tho  undersigned.    .  ���������Lowest or any tender* not,, necessarily accepted.  N! HILL,  ':,' '        Chairman.  December 22!  1922.  lets, should be bred, from. -   -  The variations could not be, entirely guarded but- the keeping* of the  birds In good condition by systematic and proper1 scientific feeding  went a very long.way towards obtaining the best results in reproduction. :  . Among the protein. . feeds, Pro  fessor Asmundson recommended 12  quarts of milk mixed with the mash  for every 100 birds*,! - the beef scrap  not then ��������� being-. - necessary.. Protein  was great for feather-production, he*  said, as the feathers.- .were . largely  composed of .it., ,   ���������  He recommended two stalks of  kale and from 8. to.- 10y...pounds - of  mangols. If alfalfa--meal.was used, he  advised watching, for dark combs  arid giving a dose of Epsom's salts.  Buy English Soya-* beab meal, -he  said. Even the, American journals,  which do not. generally go out of  their way to recommend' anything  British recommend it. . The Japanese meal, he asserted, was not good.  The fat was not properly extracted  and it went rancid. '.  Fish scrap was not as good as  beef scrap, and could not take its  place. In the case- where three- pens  were tested; one with , beef' scrap,  one with beef and fish scrap 'in  equal percentages, and one witJi  fish scrap, the results were about  the same with the first two pens,  but the fish scrap pen .-was'a dozen  eggs per bird behind 5the other pens  in  the test.  . Meat scrap should not be' supplemented by milk in a mash, Professor Asmundson thought. Milk -was  one of the best feeds,'' but not in addition to meat scrap. * It was apt", in  that case to over-stimulate.���������Columbian.  Just health enough to banish care,  Just,wealth enough lo give and spare,  Just friends enough sincere and true,  May this glad Christmas bring, to you  [ <?  OF ALL  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  RE3AJL; ESTATE-rMottey to Loan on Good Faiin Mortgagres  Mrs. "Dug" Wilson was a visitor  to Mission City and 'Vancouver this  week.  Jt, is Chilliwack Lake.where Messrs. Johnson and Wright have staked  their claim, not Chilliwack River.  MINISTERS TO TOUR  LINE OF, P.G.E. SOON  To make a complete-survey of the  Pacific Great Eastern Railway, paying particular attention .to the section between QuesneL and Prince  George', Hon. John Oliver and.Hon.  Dr. J. D. MacLean will' shortly, travel over that. road. ������������������������������������-*       - :>  This decision was ^announced pt a  meeting of Liberal members held on  Friday evening, when -.the Premier  briefly announced that'if was the  intention of himself arid the Minister of Railways to make the trip ��������� as  soon as possible. The Premier also  announced that they would investigate, the road and the ..surrounding  territory from a colonization standpoint; would interview settlers along  the line of the railroad,- and.would  also investigate the iron ore possibilities of ! certain sections of the  road. It was on their decision, after  a complete investigation, that the  Government will decide what the  future policy in connection with the  Phone 55  "THE STORE OF SATISFACTION"  Head Lettuce,  head   15 <t  Cranberries, lb 35d  Dates, bulk,, new  20<*  Eating.Figs,'.a pkg/ 10^-  Popping Corn, a lb 10������  Jap Oranges, a box  ^6o<*  Mixed.Nuts, a lb. .... !...25������  Xmas Mixed Candy; a lb. ..25������  Table Raisins, a pkg. .'���������;.���������... 2 5 c"  Animal Biscuit, a' pkg.' ..'.!.... 5 <*!,  SheJly's Xmas Puddings arid. Cakes for sale.  We Deliver Goods to any part of the town  P G. E. will be. ���������  It is understood that the -majority  of the Liberal members favor the  completion of the road into Prince  George at the earliest possible moment, Mr. H. G. Perry, of Fort  George, and Mr!" John Yorston, of  Cariboo, having devoted a considerable part of the present session to  bringing the possibilities of-the districts and the need for the completion of the road before the members.  After the meeting on Friday night  leading private members expressed  their utmost confidence in the decision of the two Ministers, and said  that they would be prepared to abide  by any policy recommended by the  Government after a complete survey  of conditions. That the road will ultimately be built through is the  general conclusion > reached among  the Liberal members; the work of  Messrs. Yorston and Perry, having  been particularly Effective. '  GIRL KILLED BY  '"    '   OHRTSMAS  GIFT  LOS ANGELES,     Dec.  17.���������T. L.  Ross, accompanied by his daughter,  Navara, aged 2C, was driving to an  express office late yesterday with  the tonneau of his car piled with  wooden boxes containing Christmas  gifts for relatives in. the east. The  boxes wobbled. Ross turned away  from the wheel to help his daughter  rearrange them, and the car crashed  into the rear of another machine.  One of the boxes jolted against the  young woman's neck, injuring her so  severely that she died a few minutes  later." '.���������"; ��������� .���������'��������� ,���������:*-.���������  Buy, your  Abbotsford.  Cfarisrbiitts    Presents in  .. "And where," asked the passenger, "shali I put this bag?"  "Up -.on the rack," said the porter.  "But it's a black bag," said the  passenger. <  What of it?" grunted the porter.  "Well, you see," said the passenger, "that notice distinctly says, 'For  light articles'only.' "  ff  II  '(.'���������I  ������������������vis  m  **"  ^**r,h\iilt(*ml������**Mt\lMi\iititlt(itm

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