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 Vol. XXVII., No. 11  Our Letter FromVictoria  VICTORIA, Dec. I 9.--Whatever (Do polltfcnl  tendencies (Iio rural electors ol" Vancouver Irf-  lund displayed ������ nionUi' ago whether tlioy bo  Liberals, Conservatives or liidupoiidonts, such have  hooii wl])0(l out within tho p;iHt. row days in tho  gonorul protest, against, tIio gerrymander wlilcli  lias boon staged in recent weeks and which lias  split llio entire Island into a. turmoil, duo to (.lie  juggling ol' seats for nothing moro than political  expediency. *  Tho dcibuto yesterday was a biltor ono, Conservatives and Independents lining up solid .so thai  the tocHln call was sent out to upturnt Liberal mom-  1)oi-h to ally to Iho govormont ranks |.o slave off  a concerted attompt lo defeat, (ho government's efforts (o wipe out  non-government   members.  "Llboralistu 'in my district. II" this is carried  through will ho wiped oul I'or a goii'oraton" said  Konnoth Duncan, .inenilier I'or Cowichun, and ;ic- .  cording (o those In the galleries, prominent runners  and men of Independent means who have settled  in tho garden of Vancouver Island, Cowchau'.-'  member, to use the vernacular, "said n mouthful."  CContinuctl on   Pago Throe)  CHRISTMAS, 1923  In humble col and stalely hall  Willi laughter and tuilh song,   "',  The children hail Ihc Christmas 'lids  For which they've mailed long;  To Ihem Old Time had leaden wings  77/6'/; wished him well away, ���������      '������������������  And asked lhal be bul leave lo iheii  Their own���������their one Greal Day.  In Iheir sweel songs and joyous play  The older folks renew  Dear visions of Iheir early days  \  When life ivas sweel and I rue;  And once again Iheir voices raise.  In Greetings ever new  "A merry Christmas lo you 'all  A bright New Year lo you"  ��������� Wm. Banks,   a  House Concludes  Labors for 1923  province  Summary of most important. legislation enacted during the eight  weeks' session:  Amendments to the liquor act and  introduction-of a beer plebiscite of  beer by the glass in all cities, dis-  . tricts or rural ridings voting better  than 59 per cent, in favor of such  measure. Places in which the beer is  to be sold being licensed by the government. Measure will not interfere  with present govenuent control ot'|  liquor or sale in  government stores, j  Authority, to licence proprietary .  clubs taken away from cities. Deatu j  knell of such  institutions sounded.    !  Redistribution  bill    for  brought down.  Eight-hour day bill, effective January 1, 1925.  Reduction of amusement tax by  30 per cent.  Appointment of  royal   commission j  to investigate charges made against j  government and leader of opposition  by Provincial party.  Personal property tax cut in  two.  Public   enquiries   act   amended.  New loan of $2,000,000 for public .works, road work and reclamation  work provided  for.  Fuel  oil   taxed   .1-2   cent  per   gallon,   gasoline  3   cents  a   gallon   anil j  motor licenses slightly  reduced. !  j ������  ^VICTORIA,   Dec.   20.���������The   legislature concluded its labors for 19215 |  at 5:30 o'clock and will be formally j  prorogued    at  It  a. m. on    Friday,]  December 21, the darkest day of the |  year.      Neither    government nor op- j (  position was    willing to    admit last; j  night that there was anything more j j _������������-.������.  than a coincidence to this fact, how-' ~" " ~""  ever, and both parties were in jubilant mood with their accomplishments of the session.  Weary, haggard ministers jammed  on pressure today to get clear of  the business of the house this afternoon, while equally weary oppositionists tried their utmost to keep  pace with the progress of events;.  Several divisions were called during  he schools closed today I'or tho  Chrslmas holidays and both teachers  and pupils will have two weeks vacation.  An  excellent programme 'was rendered as follows:  - King Woncelus, Div. HI.; Dialogue  "The Good Little Girl," .Div. I.;  Girls' Wand Drill, Div. IV.; Recitation, Grace Hutchinson; Div. II.,  Song, Div. V.; Dialogue, "Pa Plays  Football. Div. II.; Girls' drill and  song, Div. VL; Duet, two boys of Div.  I'll.; Dialogue, "Tom Sawyer,'" Div.  I.; Hoys' chorus, Div. VI.; Song, girls  of Div. III.; Girls' drill, Div. I.; Song  "Tho New invention," Div. II ; ;  Hoys' song, Div. IV.; Holly drill,  Div. V.; Dialogue, "Mrs. Mason's  Poidle," Div. 1'.; Song, Misses Wal-  tes, Div. 1.; Recitation, Wesley Hay';  of Div. 1.; Ghost drill, Div, III.;  Song, Miss Hunt's Class, Div. V.;  "Oh Canada," school.  The high school orchestra, consisting of Lloyd Valletta, conductor;  Irene King, pianist; Miss Wineberg  and Harry, Taylor, 1st violins; Jessie.  J ; Coogan and Betty West, 2nd violins;  t j Donald Benedict, banjo; assisted by  ��������� | Mr. James Downie, supplied the  j ] music for the concert which was  j ('highly appreciated.  The programme was well given  and both pupils and teachers deserve great credit for the manner in  which it was conducted. .  Following the concert dance was  given which was 'largely attended  and highly enjoyed. Local musicians supplied the excellent music.  The proceeds will go .towards e-  quipment and supplies for the school.  I  Press Gallery Notes  VICTORIA,   Dec.   20.���������Praise   I'd  the  Sumas  reclamation   scheme  was  given in large measure in the House  , last night when J.' M. Yorston, mem-  j j bcr for the Cariboo, spoke on      the  I I amendments  to  tlie  "Dewdney  Dyk-  j    ing and Drainage act."  Speaking as a practical farmer,  ic declared that he knew nowhere  j j in the province where such .fine  I I land could be secured at the pries  * | the Sumas land was being made  J ! available at.  pvaspnum  To the Readers of this Paper  Proposals by Hon. Dr. J. D.. McLean, minister of education, to cover  the demands of school teachers "for  arbitration in salary disputes witu  school boards were voted down in  the   legislature . last   night.  The death occurred early Thursday morning of Mr. Thomas Trousdale, well known throughout this  district. Mr. Trousdale had been ill  only, a few days with a bad cold  which developed into pneumonia.  The deceasiid was 53 years of age,  and was a miLiviv of England. lie  had resided in Clayburn for the past  13 years, coming here from Toronto.  Mr. Trousdiile is survived by a  wife, anil one son, Mr. Nelson Trousdale residing at home, and two  daughters, Mrs. J. Silvers of. Clayburn and Miss Marie Trousdale, also  living at homo.  The funeral which .will be conducted' byi the Abbotsford Lodge of the  I. O. O. F., will take place on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from'the family residence lit Clayburn, interment  to be made in the Ha'zelwood ceme-  try, St. Nicholas.  Mr. Trousdale was a valued member of the I. 0, 0. F. and also of L.  O. L. 1867. Members of both orders  will take part in the funeral services. Rev. A. II. Priest will be tho  officiating  clergyman.  On Monday evening last North-  wood played the Abbotsford Basket  Hall teams���������Intermediate and Senior B. It was a'fine exhibition of the  game, as it is played. , Abbotsford  Intermediates won 3S-1I. The Senior  B game ended with a score of 2G-25  in favor of Northwood.  ,  The O. A. W. home team played  the llarrop Girls' team, the ladie3  winning by one basket and the score  being  10-8,.  From a spectator's point of view '  the games afforded a great deal ot  enjoyment, and basket ball in Abbotsford stands higher in tlie estimation of Abbotsford people than ever  before.  Financial Report  Of Recent Bazaar  The financial report of the bazaar  of the M.-S-.A Hospital is now completed, and shows a net gain of over  $700.00.  The statement is as follows: Total receipts $833.79, this'" includes  the $10.00 cash from Mr. Gillies of  Sumas;' $22.SO from the Huntingdon  Women's lnslltute, anil the donation  of $17.50 worth of'lumber from the  A. L. M.-.and D. Co.  The total expenses were, $134.05,  leaving a balunco of $099.14 with approximately $20 yet to be collected  in.  G.W.V.A. Give Supper  And Christmas Tree  Report of the  High   School  Div.  1., attendance 95 per cent.  Div.  II., attendance 90 per cent...  ��������� Grade XL, in order of merit���������Julia' Kask,   Muriel   McCalluin,   Donald  Benedict, Annie Kask,  KaticParfon',  Feda Nelson, Irene King.  Grade X.���������Vnrna Sfinson, Nellie  Pomoski, Betty West, Jessie Coogan,  Mabel Austin, France MePhail, Harry  Taylor, Mary Millard, Flcanor Blafch  ford, Marion Campbell, Marion Buchanan, Gladys York,, Lloyd Van-  netta, Harold McMeiicnv.V', Maurice  Brydges,   Helen    Garwood.  Grade IX.���������Robert, Baker, FUla.  McPhee, IDnid Wlnsoit, Ronald Hay,  Ivy Bourke, Naomi McPhee, Burtl  Dunham, LOrnest. Porter, lOrnosr.  Bowles, Marjorie Green, Isabel Bro-  kovsk'i. Helen Mc.Ailani, Jean Fraser,  Leonard Criilhers, Agnes Frnsor,  Lawrence   Stewart,   Hdwn   Clark.  Many Attend  Musical Cantata  The Cantata "A Chisfnias Dream"  given by the united choirs of St.  Matthews and Presbyterian churches  on Tuesday evening was an entire  success, and flic parts were given in  a very creditable manner.  A. very pleasant time was spent The setting for the production was*  at the Christmas tree and supper o<"jin keeping with the various choruses  the G. W. V, A. held in the  a  ittle and big  Plebiscite to be in  Form of local Option  VICTORIA, Dec. 20.���������By a vote  of 23 to 18 the amendments to the  Government Liquor Act, which wih  have the effect of putting the sale  of beer by the glass in British Col-  the day on report and third reading,. umbia under a general plebiscite  W. J. Bowser renewing his ������effort to which will in reality be a form of  remove the personal property tax local option passed the House early  from the statute books, only to be this morning,  defeated once more by 23 to 19. Irrespective  of  whether the majority vote is wet    or dry    over'Hie  whole province those sections voting  wet will be able to have beer parlors.  S! ��������� y> ���������'Yesterday afternoon the House voted  IxlVeS   Programme t0   delete  the  two-fifths  clause  aim  ���������:  | the bill now provides for a    general  A verv nice time    was had    at the I scheme of local  option.  Mission Band  HAPPILY WEDDED  A motion to extend the time for  which a man could claim wages  from a bankrupt company under the  Mechanics' Lien Act, from 25 days  to 30, was made last night by S.  Guthrie, Socialist member for Newcastle. Mr. Guthrie declared that  he moved the amendments to meet  the situation of the Tide-water Copper Company, which left some men  with as much as a hundred days' pay  due.  Over seventy people  were present, ,  F>ach child received a gift and .1  sack of candy from the lovely  Christmas tree, games and musk  were enjoyed, and later all did justice to the nice supper provided.  Parish i and  proved  very etlecfivo. Over sev  i  I  Hall    on      Wednesday      afternoon ! enty singers were included, together  with those faking the dialogue pant  and all were appropriately costumed  which gave the scene a resemblance  of Biblical times.  The attendance was not. as largo  as last, year, but those present enjoyed  the evening immensely.  KIRKl'ATftlCK���������JON-RK  socal given by the Mission Band of  the Presbyterian Sunday School last  Friday afternoon. A very well  rendered programme -was given by  the little members of the society, including the following numbers:  Hymn, Jesus Loves Me; The  Lord's Prayer; Scripture Reading.  God Sees the Little Sparrow Fall;  Remarks by Rev. W. Robertson:  Chorus, Long Ago on Christinas Day  Exercise by nine girls; Solo, Flossie  Hunt; Recitation, Mina Bailey; Exercise by four girls; Solo, Vera Bod-  low; Reading, Kathleen Vannctta;  Chorus, We Are a Happy Band;  Benediction, Suffer Little Children,  sung by  the  Band.  Refreshments were served and a  very happy time spent by the mothers and children.  The iocal option scheme was adopted after Capt. Ian Mackenzie of  Vancouver moved for the election of  the  clause  stating  that a  two-fifths  The first, ceremony, after the dedication of "St Peter's Manerol't Church  at Hatzic, was a very pretty wedding  performed by the Rev. I-I. I-l. K.  Greene, vicar of the Parish, on Wednesday, Dec. 19th, when Miss Mary  Pauline Jones, daughter of Mr. and  Mr. 'and. Mrs. Edward Jones, becnnif.  the bride of Mr. Thomas Kirkpat-  trick of Clavrburn.    -  The bride, to the strains of tho  wedding march played by Mrs. C.  Slack, entered the church on the arm  of he'r father;   was  beautifully dre  The Burnaby. bill to provide for  the dividing of that municipality  into zones for assessment purposes  was amended in the house Wednesday, so its purpose was killed.  Local Teams Play  At   Chilliwack  On Monday, evening, the Senior B.  Intermediate B and Ladies' Basket  Ball teams journeyed to Chilliwack  and played the corresponding teams  there.  All three games were won by the  ChlHwack players the game between  sod in crepe de chine trimmed with J the   Intermediates  being a  close  tie  crystal ornaments and veil with  wreath of orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of roses and carnations. She was attended by Miss  Sybil   Jones,   handsomely  dressed   in  vote would enable the government to j, crepe do chine of (.sand    and    coral  hold a    further    plebiscite in    those  portions  of   the   province   which   voted wet.    The vote was 22 to 17,  Although, passed by the Mouse, the  sale of beer 'by. the glass plebiscite  will not be taken for some time-Hon.  A. M. M.ansoti made this plain hist  night when he said that tlie matter  would not go before the people this  winter at any rate.  Mr. and. Mrs. Frank Munroe of  Big Muddy, Sask., are visiting with  friends in Abbotsford and district.  Mr. Munroe is a brother of Mrs; A.  Munro of Sumas Prairie, and is very  well known in the district having  A Whist Drive and Dance will bo served as Councilman of Sumas Mti-  e-ivon in the Oriiiijrp l-l-ill on Decern- nicipality when ho resided here, on  Ear��������� 8U,U^SUS auJnce^oTXUlie farm then owned by him which  Royal True Blue Lodge. Good music,1.Is ������ow ������wlie(l b>' MlS' G' *" Davis at  ami a good time is guaranteed. v,.ve-  carrying a bouquet of white chrysanthemums.  Mr. Kirkpntrick was supported  by his brother. Mr.  E.  Kirkpatrick.  During tlie signing of the register  "Oh Perfect. Love" was delightfully  rendered by Mrs. A. Knight, accompanied by Mrs. C. Slack.  The church was nicely decorated  by a number of friends of the bride.  After the ceremony a reception  was held at "The"Waverley," Hatzic,'  the home of the parents of the bride;.  The bride was the recipient of  many   beautiful   presents.  Mr. and Mrs. T. Kirkpatrick left'  the same evening I'or Portland.  up to the last,    going    over to the  home team by one basket.  Next Thursday evening, what is  known as the "Old Maid's Team" of  Chilliwack will play the Senior B of  Abbotsford and the "Old Men's"  team of Chilliwack will play the corresponding Abbotsford team.  ^W  fm<z������mi. :?  Services will be held in St. Math-  evcry Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  WI'IITI'I WOM'ION A RIO I������KOTI<XTKI'>  VICTORIA, B. C.���������The act of  Mrs. M. IC. Smith, lady member foi  Vancouver, to prevent the employment of white women by Orientals,  was amended in the House this morning when before committees so that  it now prohibits the employment of  while women by any person of disreputable character.  Mr. G. H. Berry declared that he  knew of certain white nationalities  who were just as serious offenders  against molality as some Chinese  were.  The amendment was moved by  Attorney-General Manson and carried by 20 to 15. The bill was reported complete^  ]\TL' extend lo our Friends-and Patrons a  VERY MEllHY A'J/,1.S  Limited   ..  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  ^BSSH  ������TOH������������tHR1  wmssmssmm  fi^sissM^SS^S^sss^^ ��������� ^���������f C --x- wjI,''v jfu'iz/ - u. 'Sy O'X '  ���������a  mE ABBOTSF0RB mST  Published Every Friday ,:  ,    J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Member of U. C. and Yukon Weekly  Newspaper Assn.  CHI! I   'IK  WlWWDIOGKl  'AVdni.'i  -   i     '   as  Purity is a. great thing in this world, and  heroal'ter we may expect to find it in one  place til, least���������(he newspaper office, if the  iHiiendnienl. to the Public Inquiries Act-becomes the law of (his province. In order to  clarify the air (lie following amendment is  now before (lie provincial house:  The amendment stales that when a commission  is 'ksiiciI I'or an inquiry, "the Inquiry and commission  may in any case include an inquiry into and concerning I he conduct and character of any person by whom  a demand for the inquiry was made, or by whom the  charges were preferred, or the allegations  of wrongdoing were made which led up to the inquiry, including the owners, publishers and editor*  of all Journals, newspapers and periodicals published  in the province which preferred such charges, or  made such demand or allegations, and including all  acts done or offences committed by any such person  in relation to public affairs or business, federal, provincial or municipal, and includng all matters which  may tend to disclose the motives of any such person  in preferring such charges or in making such demand  or allegations."  One could imagine many   peculiar   positions that might    happen to a    person who  makes a charge against the government. The  amendment might be stretched to include any  act, public or private, in the life of the person  making the charge.      This to be used   as a  bluff to keep away from the criticism of our  public men, who might at   the same time be  leaving themselves open to the severest criticism by their actions in connection with the  public money of the province, or in connection with some public act while representing  tire province as a public man.    Public life in  B. C. does not appear to be what it should be,  or there would not be so much    criticism of  men who control the affairs of this province.  Sometimes when "chickens    come home  to roost" it is   not   agreeable    but   at     the  same time most men in pubic life get what is  coming to them,    and when   a reverse comes  in "the tide of the affairs" of men, it might be  just as well   to take the matter calmly rather  than keep jumping in the air too high. What  is that saying about    "protesting too loudly,  e(c." may be   the guilty one���������the real guilty.  It would    hardly be    safe    though    for  newspaper men to place at the head of each  editorial their "charge" and their "motive,"  because it might not   be   acceptable   to   the  accused    at    all    times.    Just    suppose   an  . editor took it into his head to hand Premier  Oliver a real hot criticism   on    some   public  matter and head it with the  Motive���������  Charge���������  Now as to the meaning of "charge". It might  be ihe ���������cash and carry' charge; or "The charge of the  light brigade", or a sort of plaster or ointment, or  Whiteside's charge to Manson, "not to take himself  too seriously"; or in the words of Shakespeare "Cromwell,   I charge thee, fling away ambition."  And before placing the motive after.the heading  as indicated ii would be well to consult an authority  on what ' motive" means. You know there is the personal motive, the literary motive, the musical  motive, the mechanical motive, which is produced by  witter, steam, wind, electricity, or some motive "to  pursue riches as the chief end of being," etc.  With all these various meanings it would  not be safe for an editor' to either place the  charge or the motive either at the head  or end of his editorial. Editors will have t-;  find a new topic for editorials hereafter.  E.'  mi-  ac-  perniittet'.  THIRD   PAJtTNOS  Tn a speech delivered at Montreal recently, Hon.  .1. McMurray, the recently appointed solicitior-geu-  eral in the King administration, waxed something  satirical at the expense of the Farmers' or Progressive party as it functions in the Prairie Provinces.  The sun of this party, said Mr.'McMurray, was setting,  and at the next election in Manitoba and Alberta he  expected a return to the two-party system.  And Mr. McMurray may not be so far wrong.  For the past two years there have been increasing  signs of a break-up in the ranks of the Progressives,  and a return to old party lines. And but little else  was to be expected. When a party is expected to  perform so much���������even impossibilities���������and accomplishes so little, the rank and file soon become disgusted. The writer does not wish to create the  prcssion that the Progressive leaders expected to  coinplish what was impossible, but they  tho common, ordinary or garden variety of members  of the local unions to form that idea unchecked. This  is shown i,y the fact that several of these local unions  in all three- provinces passed resolutions asking the  government to fix the price of wheat on a wartime  basis, some as high as $2,40 per bushel. It  expected that die prices of commodities  reduced, ami thai agricultural implements  put on ih.; free list. Disappointment  non-fulfillment of these expectations will naturally deplete the Progressive ranks.  Many will remember the rise, culmination and  dissolution of the Patrons of Industry movement in  Ontario. The Progressive party on the prairies  seems to have been free from a phenomenon wiljca  marked and hastened the death throes of Pafronism  in Ontario: the acceptance of office under one "of  the old parties by some of its leaders.  But third parties    have their    uses    during the  period  of their     florescence.    They    keep    the    old  parties in  line, offect    reforms, and    sometimes prevent the passing of    legislation    detrimental to  interests of the country.  Cut the climate,    soil and    atmosphere of  was also  would be  would bo  over      the  tin  tho  American continent seem to be fatal to third parties.  They arise, have their little day, and pass out of existence.���������Morritt Herald.  "I'.\r"  FOR FARMERS  In the bad old days of Bowerisni, of which Liberal orators are not seldom constrained to remind u;,  the Farmers' Institute flourished exceedingly. it  had Its uses In the .scheme of machine politics and a  good deal of public money went in the expenses in  curred by the large number of delegates who annually attended the convention at Victoria, passed resolutions for pigeonholing and then dispersed to their  homes near and far.  In one rural "city" (he Farmers' Institute mem-  orship comprised all those storekeepers , and residents with gardens who had succumbed to the cajoleries of the drug store clerk who was -secretary of  the organization. To him it meant a cheap annual  holiday at the Coast.  Under Liberal administration the convention has  been replaced by a gathering of tho advisory board.  This is just as well for thero is still a drain on the  public purse. According to the, information given  last week by the minister of agriculture to the member for his district, the expenses of six-out of the  seven who,attended the recent conference in Victoria  totalled $731.30.  Contrast this with the fact that for some years  past representatives of the Farmers' Union have attended at Victoria during the session at their own expense.  The costs to the public through the expenses of  six of the seven members of tho Farmers' Institute  advisory board for the past eight months says the  Hon. Mr. Barrow have totalled $1,200..'!;>. If the  seventh member's bill be in the same ratio wo have expenses at the rate of ?2,1 00 a year, plus the annual  conference expenses of some $8.r.0. Add again the  cost of the secretary ("time, allowance," $787.00,  and travelling expenses, $1,0<H.GS. I'or thirteon  months), and we have the advisory board  the B. C. public somewhere between $3,000  000 a year.  And   what  has   it accomplished?  The grants  to   Farmers'  Institutes last  year  into nearly $3,000.  All this is in' the nature of government "pap,"  served out by the self-same people who are telling  the farmer to stand on his own feet!���������Leader.  Freckles and H'.s Friendc���������It Makes a Difference-^By  Blosser.  costing  and $4,-  ran  OK A X A G AJV    ER UIT  It now appears that the best market the Okan-  agan growers can secure, for their peaches and apricots is on the prairies. Then wdiy were the housewives of this district ledd to expect that they could  secure all they needed of these fruits from B. C. growers?  The growers''association was evidently to blame  in part. . The B. C. Products Bureau and its coadjutors in the Women's Institute movement have  doubtless received  a  salutary lesson.  As we pointed out at the time the proper way  for the growers to notify the public���������if they needed  to inform them at all���������was and is to use ordinary  business methods, which in this case means advertising.  Instead of this the B. C. Products Bureau induced the heads of the 13. C. Women's Institutes to appeal  to the patriotism of women all over the province not  simply to buy fruit but to buy the wares of the manufacturers  represented   in  that bureau. -  Until the product of the Okanagan in apricots  and peaches.has grown to a volume which needs markets than those afforded by the prairies it may be anticipated that Vancouver wholesalers will continue to  import American fruit "dumped," or otherwise, ami  the housewives of Cowichan will continue to can  it.���������Leader.  The fifth Prince lid ward Island  Egg Laying Contest, that closed on  October 30, 1923, broke all previous' records in this Province. Mr.  D. F. McDonald, of Montague, with  Barred Plymouth Rocks, had the  high heiu 2 71-eggs, and the hign  pen, 1996 eggs. The total  number of  eggs  weeks  THE     ALBFRTA VOTK  Alberta has joined the provinces which have  gone on record by an overwhelming majority against  prohibition.  The vote in Alberta, as in British Columbia and  Manitoba, represents a crystallization of the feeling,  gained from experience, that prohibition is not successful in producing temperance in the use of alcoholic liquors.  There.is no question but that the wave Ol  prohibition feeling which, passed over Canada during  war times was due far more to desire to bring about  temperance than to any completely prohibition feeling. , People who saw no moral crime in taking a  drink-voted for prohibition because they hoped that  it would result in preventing immoderate drinking.  These same people, the people "who at heart believe  neither in the complete prohibition of the use of alcoholic beverages nor in the intemperate consumption  of them, have come to the conclusion that prohibition  is not the remedy and are trying another method.���������-  Nelson News. '  Every business man and every farmer in B. C.  should be grateful to the Oliver Government for the  cut in the Personal Property tax and the reduction  of the tax on land. The Personal Property tax was  a most unjust impost and often pressed most heavily  on the most enterprising merchants not because they"  made large profits but because they carried a large  stock of goods to meet Mie needs of their customers.  And the tax on land was too high for agriculture in  its present position as the Cinderella of all trades, to  support. We also think that the tax on gasoline.and  the reduclon in motor licenses is a fairer method  of obtaining revenue for the upkeep of the roads  than the old, for under the new distribution those  who use the roads most will pay more.  But how this great decrease in revenue is to be  made up is another thing and perhaps the government  is not so much concerned with the future as the immediate  present.���������Coraox  Argus.  the  contest by the 20 pens of ton birds  each was 32,020, or an average ol  160 per bird. This is a groat improvement over all previous contests;  the highest average in any former  P. E. Island contest was 129. The  cost of the feed for the 200 hens was  the lowest to date, $118.77, and the  total value of the eggs over the cost  of feed was the highest, .f;395.2.=5, or  $1.97 1-2 per bird. The greatest gain  over cost of feed was that made by a  pen of White Leghorns owned by  Mrs. Edward Bullpitt, with $32.37  or a profit of $3.23 per bird.  There were 9 pens of Barred  Rocks, 6 pens of S. C. White Leghorns, 2 pens of Rhode Island Reds,  2 pens of White Wyandottes and one  pen of Anconas. The average number of eggs laid by the biro's of  each breed is as follows. White  Leghorns, 179.G; White Wyaiuloties,  1151.2; Barred Rocks, ir>5.">: Anconas, 14 9.3 and Rhode Island Reds,  126.3.  There were 31 hens that laid 200  eggs or over, and 127 hens that laid  150 eggs or over during the fifty-  two weeks of the contest.  The fifth P. 13. Island Egg-Laying  Contest was  filled  from farm flocks  from all over the Province,  with the  exception of two pens of White Leg-,  horns   entered   by   the  Experimental  Station, for registration. These pens  came third and fourth in production.  Interest in the P. E.    Island    Eggj  Laying Contest has     increased from:  year to year.    The first Federal Egg[  Laying Contest, open  to all Canada,  was started at the Charlottetown Experimental Station in the autumn of  1918.    Since  then,all  the  Provinces  have   started   Egg   Laying   Contests  of their own, and    now,    with    the  Canadian at Ottawa,    open    to    the  world, there are, in all, twelve Federal   Contests.���������Experimental   Farms  Note.  "It is indeed the organ of the soul!" Each inflection of your voice has a meaning for those who  know you. Nothing may substitute for it. Your voice is  you!  When you have news for a friend���������when a business  matter needs attention���������when you wish to bring joy  to those at home���������send your voice���������yourself���������on the  errand.  All this company's telephones are available day and  night.  British Columbia Telephone Company  Releasing the right   combination  secret of successful chiropractic.  Chiropractic   Adjustments     remove  disease.  of   nerves is the  the   .cause   of  JAS. T. GRAY  CHIROPRACTOR PALMER GRADUATE,  (lours 1:30 to 5 p. m.���������Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday.  Main St  INOREASN  IN  TIMBER  DURING!   PRESENT   YEAR  VICTORIA, Dec. 17.���������Detailed  statistics just issued by the provincial Department of Lands indicate  that the timber scaled in British Columbia for ten months ending October 31st, totalled 2,123,999,000  board feet as against .l,i>96..6Gl,000  board feet for the same period ot  1922. It will be seen therefore that  there' was an increase of 527,000,-  000 feet or 3 3  pur cent.  Of sales of Crown timber during  the first ten months of 19 2 3, there  were t!98, and these were valued  $1,2(5-1,838.21, and in view of tli-.-.  fact that there were only 4ItS sales,  valued at $ f. f. 0.12 S. -11. I'or tho 'samel  period  In 1922, i(   will  be seen that|  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  comparative value of production. In  191!") it stood up at $73,624,000, as  compared with $239,794,00.0, in  1922, or an increase of 22f) per cenr.  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  -Notary Public  OFFICE  S. A. Cathem'ood Building  Plione 8601 P. O. Box 60  MISSION CITY, B. O  JANUARY ROT) AND GUN  The story of an eventful canoeing  trip is told in the .January issue of  Rod and dun in Canada by Frosty  Snow in "With Paddle and Fish  ���������Pc.U\ in Quebec". There Is ialso a  good   description   of  a     moose   hunt  on   the  Athabasca    river  by  II.     K.  here again there was an. increase oi"j ife������s-y.  whllo F. V.  Williams vividly  130  per cent,  timber sold.  in the     valuo  of    the  STRIKING! FIOUKFS   IN  INDUSTRIAL  ACTIVITY  Minister of Agriculture Barrow thinks that men  on the farm who do not know how to farm and  market their crop at a profit, and who complain  ���������about agricultural conditions should be sent out of  the country���������fired, as it were. That's all right. But  -wait till the farmers get a chance to tell Mr. Barrow  ���������what they thing ought to be done with a Minister  of Agriculture who doesn't know how to minister.���������  Enderby Commoner.  VICTORIA,     Dec.       17.���������Striking  figures   regarding  the   gradual     expansion of British Columbia's industrial  activity   were presented   to  the  |" provincial     Legislature     the     other  [ day.    These statistics    show  that in  j 1915   there were only     1,007  niann-  | facturing  plants  in   the  province  as  ! against 2,809  in  1922,  which  means  an increase of 179 per cent. Employ- i stocked  describes a tragedy of wild life as  unfolded by tracks in the snow in  his story "As Told In the Snow". A.  A. Haines who is an authority on  hunting knives has a well illustrated  article dealng with the various  makes of hunting knives, together,  with his opinion of them. After trying for twenty-three years, Bonny-  castle Dale has finally taken a splendid photograph of the Red Breasted Merganser, and his good description of the life and habits of this  bird is of interest to all. Guns and  Ammunition is particularly well  with  interesting articles  as  Wm,   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist.  23 years among the Stockmen of  the Phaser V.al!ey. Am familali-  wf|h the dliferent breeds of 'iVe  stock and their values.  Address  all  communications  Box 34 Chilliwact, B. O'  to  ees in these plants numbered  21,05-1 i well   as   the  questions   and   difficul-  in 19l.r> as compared with 55,000   in  of    sportsmen,    answered by C.    "  1922, or an    increase    of    161.    O'.'   Landis,   while  Fishing. Notes,  Alonei  other departments are all filled with  fine articles by specialists.  The January issue opens the first  number of the new year with articles  on canoeing, fishing, moose hunting  ski-ing, hunting knives, nature studies, guns and ammunition, trapping  kennel interests and a host of other  subjects.  Mini     i' .THE ABBOTS FOHD POST  riONE--  A. R. GOSLING  WHEN  YOU WANT  House and  Sign Painting  and  General  House Repairs  Phone 34X -      -    P.  ABBOTSFORD,  B.  #'. Box  G.  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  v<wAw Ih*klK������*W **  \rXZut UMvJ������5lteS'-������  OUR  VICTORIA     LETTER  (Continued  from  i'.igo One)  doom  0  Box-   4-W,  Hnrl  Block,   OhllllwiK*  (JIIILMWAC'K  Yarwoodl Byrrant  BARRISTERS  SOLICITORS  and  LAW OFFICE  OPKN   IfiVKKY   I'THDAY  ABHOTSEORD,   H.   O.  r������������������������������������  The, vole taken on tho clause re  I-.ii.ing '(.-��������� (he merging of Cowichan  md Newcastle, was one of the .closes' ivom in this Mows" this si'siiiou.  nlajor Langloy clerk of (he House reporting a count of 2 2 to  1!).  The debate of I he "hear garden"  typo early in the afternoon when  Major Durde rallying to the defence of Messrs. Duncan and Gulh-  Slji'ie and apparently unfiled by tlu> con  Millions interruptions from the government aide of the House, accepted  the challenge of Premier Oliver to  turn the affa-ir into a "rough house"  and then'promptly moved- that the  committee rise, a stop if taken, would  have meant the committee could not  sit- again. Tho motion of Albcrni's  .'tieuibcT was voted- down, 22 to 19,  and from then on the debate wn.xod  fast and furious.  With a large sized map plastered  on an equally large-sized easil Premier Oliver undertook the role of a  schoolmaster .in explaining the proposed changes. lie attempted to  explain the reason of Victoria retaining her four seats and the necessity  of the rural districts being reduced  in   number.  Kenneth Duncan    Cowichan    then  started   to slam  the  measure  for all  ho was worth and      made one of tlu>  most  forceful  speeches of his career  In  the   Legislature.       The people ytl  Cowichan had no quarrel with      ths]  electors of Newcastle    but tho inter-'  cuts of each was diverse ho claimed.  "Thero" was a      tendency to sneer  against  Englishmen.       I am a Canadian  but, I dare anybody to say that  Englishmen are not good settlers. In  no district of  the  Empire"  said  the  member, " did you find a more ready  response  to  the cull  to  war;   hardly  lohind   in   the   field  when   conscription  had   hardly  a  man  land constituencies by suggesting  fhul, Vancouver and Victoria, each  lose a ropi'Noniutivi-i. Cowiolum  had   a   history, he maintained,  while  desired   (o   be  their own el i-  IJEER  ItV  OUASS ���������  151 LI;  BROUGHT   I.V  Newcastle     electors  ri'prcs.'Mited  by one of  nmnl.  Sam Cutl.'i'ie asked that if (Iio  bill ,,\\as lor political expediency,  why had not the government merged  the Islands with Cowichan anil Newcastle with Nanaiino. The Min/i-  ter of Mines know full well (hat. If  the latter were, the case he would  would   not  return   lo   the   House.  "i-ibeiyilism in my dintrict, K this  is carried through, will lie wiped out  for a generation,", was KennotlKDun-  ciin's  parting shot.  ���������On  tho vote being counted���������22 to!)rPSOn!:  asked how the meni-  ind voted.  -Mo voted   the   right  VICTORIA, Dec. 17. ��������� Dills to  amend the Liquor Act and to authorize (he taking of a plebiscite on  llio sale of beer by the , glass were  .introduced in the Legislature on  Saturday.   ���������  The question to be put  tors will  be as follows:  '  prove of the    sale of    beer  glass   in   licensed     premises,  government ' control    ��������� anil^  ASIC APPOINTMENT OF  KOVAL   COMMISSION  to the elc< -  Do you ap-  by the  under  regula-  I!)���������Mr.  Pooley  her for Ooinox  Mr.   Menzios-  w'liy.  Mi  al  as   be  had, always  done  joined   this  legislature.  Guthrie���������Yes.  lie voted Liber-  sincc  lie  IIOWH   CHOOSES   FIS.ASER   IMVIIK  W....I7.   ���������   I loll,  his directors left  Saturday     nigh!  fn i! ely    ."closed','  levator,  made" to  locale .on a  AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION ������UA RANTES;!>  LIVE STOCK a Special  P. 0. Box 94  FATHER LE J FUN I!  INTERNATIONAL  INVENTS  VOCABULARY  The Rev. Father Le .Teune, the  old-time missionary to the Indians of  the interior, has prepared a vocabulary of 350 words with which he  claims it is possible to express anything contained in any known, language. He says the vocabulary���������  he does not call it a language���������can  be learned in a very short time and  maintains that it would prove useful  in the international conferences  which are so common in this day..  The vocabulary is built up with  the' 163 words of Chinook, which  originated in the old Chinook and  other Indian languages as a base,  75 words from old Hudson's Bay  French, now obsolete; being added,  and the balance of the 350 words being English.���������Journal, Ashcroft.  Tea is a product of Asia and has  been used in China from the eariieac  times. Europe first became-acquainted with it in 1615, when an English  trader sent some samples "of it to  London.  Coffee was not known to the  Greeks or Romans but was first  known in Arabia about the fitteenUi  century. It was introduced into Holland in the seventeenth century and  spread soon after to the West Indies.  a  district  left  more   men  and  came,   Cowichan  to be called  up." ,  These settlors were progressive, uo  claimed, and had led the field in the  co-operatn've movement among the  farmers. Was it any wonder, he asked, that they wanted to retain their  identity?  Sam Guthrie, Socialist member  with" the charge that the government  were desirous of wiping out the mining district because they had returu-  ed a labor member for the past  twenty years. He wondered if tho  people of the two ridings had threatened to burn the Premier in effigy  would this proposal have been made.  Congratulating the member i'or  Cowiiehan for having made one of his  best speeches he had ever made in  the House Mr. Vv. J. Bowser stated  he could- appreciate the difficulty in  bringing down a fair and just re-distribution measure especially in a  scattered province like B. C.' But  political motives were the main purpose of the bill.  "This bill is conceived in political  iniquity to strengthen a tottering gov  ernment. It is well gnown the Premier has been working for months  with nothing- in view but political  advantage." '  The present scheme was to restore  the old friction between Vancouver  and the mainland, declared Mr. Bowser, but however the government  viewed the bill it was nothing else  but a gerrymander and would not  save the government when the  people go to the ballot box.  Thomas Menzies, Independent  member for Comox, played true to  form when he depreciated the efforts  of the Cowichan and Newcastle representatives to retain their status,  remarks to which Kenneth _ Duncan  stated his surprise at a rural member speaking so.  David Whiteside, New Westminster, came to the support of the  VANCOUVMU; ... I  Thomas Crurar and  for Winnipeg      on  without,   having    do  on  (be   Woodward  i:  Efforts are being inailo" to have  (ho Grain Growers locale .on a site  capable of lakng care of one or two  million-bushel capacity elevator. Tho  location of (his silo has not been disclosed, though it is known that Consulting Engineer Howe, who accompanied the party, is very much in  favor of locating on the Fraser river  at.  New   Westminster.  Owing to the absence from the  city of mom hers of ^he Vancouver  harbor commission, negotiations between the Spillor Grain company of  England, admitted to be one of the  largest milling concerns in Great  Britain, and tho harbor commission  are af a standstill. The representative of the. British company is still  in the city waiting to complete arrangements in behalf of his company.  such   a  of  the  Board,  low  if  glass  will   fol-  results    shows  1 of votes in (he  ree-fifths of the  be  or  McRAE PREPARED  TO BE PROBED  VANCOUVER, Dec. 15. ��������� Commenting on the remarks of Premier  Oliver and Attorney-General Man-  son regarding himself in the Legislature on Thursday and the proposal  to amend the Public Enquiries Act  to include the record and motives of  those making charges against members of the Legislature, Major-Gen  A. D. McRae declared yesterday that  he was pleased to .see that at last,  he had "smoked out Honest John''  and that three was to be an investigation into the P. ti. E. and the  Sumas reclamation scheme.  "I am also interested in the'proposed revival of the Spanish inquisition," said the general, "to determine the history of motives. ��������� So  far as f am concerned. I will be very  pleased to subnit to it and "the only  think I ask is that it shall apply to  both sides."  "Mr. Oliver has been carrying on  a whisper campaign against me for  some time," continued General  Rae. "He has been promising  divulge dreadful things about  Now is his opportunity to trot  his little black book' and lot  whole world see what he has up  sleeves. If he has anythng it will  in the interest  vulge  it all.  !o do so."  tho  fact,  Mc-  to  me.  out  the  his  bo  public    to rii-  it is  his duty  CATS  The    house cat    was  Egypt from the earliest  depicted  on  mummies    coeval  human  figures.    Domestic;  cats  mentioned   in   manuscripts   of'  2000 years B. C.  common    in  times, and in  with  are  India  1"^-  &  m  m  lion?"  There will be no opportunity at  the pleb!--'!^ rn- a vote on the issue  of prohibition, it is stated, as th������  government does not feel that at the  time that is an issue. But it  is set forth in t he bill, that "more  than one question may be submitted  to vole under this act at the same  time and on the same or separate  ballot papers."  VupK yl mtiyu.l   shrdlu   shrdldl  It is provided that all expenses of  plebiscite shall be paid out  funds  of  the Liquor Control  Sale  by  the  I he plebiscite  that the .total number  affrniat.ive exceeds th  vote cast. -,  Provision is made for tho application of the principle of local option  to the extent that if the provincial  vole was largely for or against the  sale of beer by the glass and there  was a close vote in any particular  riding opposed to the tenor of the  whole vote'of the Province, then in  that riding it will be possible to hold  another vote On the opposition to  bold another vote on the question to  determine whether eber should  sold by the glass in that riding  not.  The amendments to the Government Liquor Act provide for the  licensing of clubs, if the plebiscite  passes. A club, is defined as a "society or association of persons, incorporated or unincorporated, organized or carried on for the purpose , of  furnishing refreshment or amusement, or for social, athletic, recre  ational, fraternal, benevolent, educational or other purposes.'.' All clubs  will be licensed by the Liquor Con  trol Board. Club licences will not  be transferable and will expre annually at midnight of December 31.  Tho Liquor Control Board is given  wide powers in cancellation or suspension of licences. The premises  of every club which does not hold a  valid licence.shall be deemed to be  a public place within the meaning  of the act, that is, it will be illegal  for it to have any liquor ( upon the  premises. All licensed clubs are  |ni'������<n from the control of the municipalities.  The net result of the new regulations, it is believed by the Attorney-  General, will be to wipe out the so-  called beer clubs, leaving only the  recognized socil clubs. Members  have liquor for their own use provided the club possesses Liquor Board  licences, but in respect of unlicensed clubs, it is provided that where  anyone keeps or consumes "liquor in  such, the club shall be liable to prosecution, while the person actually  keeping or consuming the liquor  shall also be guilty. Power to enter  all club premises without permit is  granted to Provincial officials.  In the event of the plebiscite for  the sale of beer by the glass being  passed by the electors, the Liquor  Act amendments provide for beer licences for sale by the glass. Every  applicant for such a licence must advertise in .at least two issues of a  newspaper in the localty, not morel  than thirty nor less than days before  filing of appication with the Liquor  Control Board. The Board will have The  full power to investigate the character of the applicant and the nature  of the premises for which applic-.-  tion has been "made, and to cancel or  suspend licences when once granted  No licencee will be permitted to ha-e  a bar or counter and no liquor other  than beer shall be sold.  VICTORI'A, Dec. 17.���������The following resolution, calling for an enquiry  into P. (r. E. afnfirs, has now been  filed, moved by J. Hinchliffe and  seconded   by  ft.   II.   Pooley:  "Whereas certain charges have  been made from time to time on the  floor of the house and in public, in  regard to the construction of the Pacific Great Eastern railway as well  as against certain members of this  house in  relation  thereto;  "And whereas the premier has  stated,from his place on the floor  of the house that charges of a very  serious nature have been made publicly against himself in former ca^-  pacity of minister of railways in this  regard;  "And whereas for the protection  of the province it is necessary to  ascertain the truth or otherwise of  these as well as of all other charges  in connection with the said railway  and  the construction thereof;  "Therefore, be it resolved that an  humble address be presented to Hi.-;  Honor the Lieutenant Governor,  praying him that a royal commission  consisting of such person or persons  not exceeding 'A in number, as m������.y  be.appointed under the Public Enquires act, be appointed to investigate the said charges and the said  commission be invested with all  the powers and ��������� authority which  under the said act may be granted,  including (but so as not to limit the  generality of the powers afore-nam  ed) power and authority to investigate all the facts, figures, ' costs,  contracts, transactions and details  and all other matters directly or indirectly relating to the .construction  of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway.  "And also into the relations and  transactions between the Pacific  Great Eastern Railway Co. and the  contractors or any other person,  firm or corporation directly or indirectly concerning the same; and  further to make th'e fullest investi  gations into the -personal dealings  of any and all members of this legislature in connection with the matter  under investgation; and generally to  make the most searching enquiry  into all mtters that the said commission may deem necessary to investigate in order to enable It to report to his Honor the Lieut.-Governor as to. the truth or otherwise of  all charges or matters in any way  pertaining to the said railway, its  construction, or the doings or dealings of any and all persons in connection therewith;  "And that His Honor be pleased lo  order that the report of the said  commission be printed immediately  after its presentation to him and  that copies of the report be forwarded to the members of this legislature."  m  New Ownership for  Prairie Farmers  (I-'roni   llio   rnihcr   Valley  Kr-.-cr.ll  tho    Hatzic:  At a meet ing held in  Hall on Saturday last, Mr. Maxwell  Smith 'was apporlcd to proceed to  Victoria, accompanied by Mr. Hamilton Head for the purpose- of placing  before the' government, a plan of legislation for the relief of the fanners within the area of the Dewdney  Dyking area. At the meeting Mr.  Maxwell Smith outlined the pluij  which he had previously worked out  with Premier Oliver, and it met with  the approval of the property holders  after thorough discussion. If this  legislation goes through it will enable the present occupants of the  land to stay on the land under more  favorable   circumstances.  It  is     understood     that  the  bond'  holders  are       favorable  to  the  new  scheme.  It will do away with tlie present  "Blanket Mortgage" and have the  land graded and assessed accordingly.  The land within the dyking area  is some of the best in the Eraser Valley, but the fact that each man under the "blanket mortgage" was responsible for his neighbors' taxes has  worked a hardship on all.  News of the success which the new  enabling legislation is sure to bring  to the farmers will be awaited with  interest by all as it spells a new  era of prosperity for the entire  community.  Mr. Smith'was also appointed to  interview the C. P. R. regarding that  company's claim for dyke construction.  It was the regular annual meeting,  and was a long day, owing to the de  lay of- the tralin  Hatzic about 4  shortly after ten  was   well   worth  which arrived hi  p. m. instead of  in the morning, but  the  waiting.  FORCING   RHUBARB   IN   WINTER  Forcing rhubarb  in  winter,  cither  commercially or for home use, is  comparatively easy, and should bo  carried on much more generally  than it is at. the present time, as a  supply of this very appetising dish  can by this means bo had from January until the early spring. The  roots for forcing are dug in the  late autumn before the ground  freezes, care being taken to preserve  all tho buds on the crowns, and to  keep as much of the earth  ing to the roots as possible,  experience has pro van ������������������ that  that have been completely  force much better and quicker,  will   require   at   least,   ten   days  adher-  Past  roots  frozen  it  of  IRISH  KREE  STATE  TO ADOPT  SYSTEM?  ' VICTORIA, Dec.  the Montreal Star  other day that the  Senate had adopted  19.���������A   cable   to  announced    the  Irish   Free State  by a unanimous  vote the appointment of a committee  to enquire into the feasibility, of a-  dopting the British Columbia Government's system of accountancy by  the new regime at Dublin. This is  taken to mean in -this part of the  Dominion that the system which the  Hon. Mr. Hart . introduced ino the  department of Finance a few years  ago already has added to its.Doinin  ion reputation for clearness and ac  curacy some renown on. the other  side of the Atlantic.  cotton " gin, -which revolutionized the cotton gowing industry, was  perfect by Eli Whitney. Previous to  the invention cotton fibre was separated from the seed by hand, requiring two years time for- one person  to produce a single bale." With the  gin fifteen bales may be turned out  in a day.  finite severe freezing to put the roofs  in  good condition  I'or forcing.  When the time comes to bring in  the plants, a dark cellar should bo  available, where a temperature of  50 to GO degrees F. can bo maintained. The frozen crowns are then  together as possible and the spaces  between filled with moist sand or  earth. It is a good plan to heap  several inches of soil over the frozen  buds and leave this covering on for  a couple of days only to gradually  draw out the frost. Water should be  applied liberally, because upon the  moisture supply will depend to quite  an extent, the success of the crop.  It is not necessary to U3e rich soil  in this work, because the roots already contain the necessary plant  food for the development of tho  leaf-stalks.  While the first planting will produce for about six weeks, yet to  maintain an abirhdant_ supply, it is  well to have a second lot of rools  out of doors, ready for planting  when the first lot is just ready for  use. These frozen roots should bo  brought in, planted and treated in  the manner described for the first  lot.���������Experimental   Farms Note.  OBINSON CRUSOE was the Original Optimist. Times looked,  bad for Robinson���������couldn't���������have looked much worse. But he  didn't say, "What's the Use"; didn't lie lown, whimper, kick, and  growl at destiny. No, Cruse e used his MEAD; he THOUGHT���������  then he thought some more���������real se rious line cf thinking. Just what tc  do was the puzzle Crusoe was solving. FinalV it came to him in a  flash���������"I have it," said Robineon���������"I'LL ADVERTISE!"  A thousand miles from nowhere���������a possibe buyer coming within  reading distance of his ad every few years���������thtt was Robinson's outlook. It was hard times,���������business depressrm, a stringent money  market,���������also what Sherman said about war.  nU'iO a believer  But Crusoe, as before mentioned, was an Qjfhnist,  in persistent advertising.  He wanted a ship���������how would he get it? Answer���������"Advertise!"  And he did���������flung a shirt from the top of a pob.  The first advertisement brought no returns.  But Crusoe wasn't discouraged. He changedthe "copy"���������put up another shirt. Yes, times were hard���������awful hard; but Crusoe won out���������  he got his ship���������and he did it by PERSISTENT ADVERTISING.  Crusoe was the original Optimist.  Ttnrnrnniiiniii mi n mil in"  School Days  Saw/  sr:  .rift..*   ���������>. * THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Wishing You a Merry  Christ mas and a Prosperous  ',    New Year.  S. F.  B,   C   Phone   41,  Farmers'  Phone  1909  Ridgedale   News  Itidgodalo Community Club gave  an amateur piay entitled "Valley  Farm" to a crowded house last, 'rues-  day- wool: in the Ridgedale Hall.  Refreshinents were served and  dancing   followed   until   a' late   hour.  The Club also gave the play at  Clayburn on Saturday evening in  the school  house there.  The following look part: Mrs.  Jno. Reid, Mrs. Claude Farr, Miss  Gladys Smith, Miss Muriel Page,  Miss Margaret Stennerson, Miss  Agnes Lancaster, Mr. A. C. Kelliher  Mr. A. E. Farr, .Mr. Bert Saunders,  Mr. L. Cornwall, Mr..Wyburu Page,  Mr.  It. Adams.  Mrs. Ireland  of  ened  proceedings  vocal solo.  Clayburn  enliv  between  acts  by a  FRUIT  (.'ROWING  mam  To all our Patrons and Friends'  and may it be the happiest   .  Christmas you have ever enjoyed  I J. SPARROW  Essenclene Avenue ABBOTSFORD. B.  MUSICAL  RECORD      EXCHANGE,  peg.    Used records exchanged  for  dollar also new records  Bargain      catalogue   free.  in  twenty   foreign  languages.  ' Winni-  twenty  for  old..  Records  d-20  MOW   EAR  BACK  C.W  VOl'  REME.MBI  l-low  path  of  Does  far  back'   can  recollect ions?  your  memory  you   follow  Hi')!  llllO     1,1".'  IjOX'.'.S  (i  ���������oni ;")()(.: lo  15$  50^  C.  PERSONAM  has  ���������>i\  Rev.   \V.  Robertson  the   appointment   as  Peace.  Mr.   Robertson did   not apply  I'or this honor, but upon being asked  if he would  accept it, he consented.  Congralulaiions.  iMiss llarrowpath who resides with  Mr. and Mrs. l-lc-rnc is visiting  friends   in   Pt.   Coquitiain.  Mrs. X. Mill has returned home  from coast cities. Mr. Hill is expected   home for Christmas.  Mi-os Dunham of Vulcan, Alberta,  has come to reside with her parents  here.  A special Christmas song .service  will be observed in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening, the  choir assisting, ,1'n the morning the  service, will also be in keeping with  the  frsiival  season.  Mr. A. Midlines and Mr. J. Copping of Wynti. Ray visited their homes  here (luring the  week.  Mr. Wilkinson of Harrison Springs  has been spending a week as the  guest, of bis sister-in-law Mrs.  Hutchinson   and   family..  .Mr. and .Mrs. L. F. Farrow ha\i  gone io Victoria where they will be  the guests of Mrs. Farrow's parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Martin, for the holiday  season.  ?/lr. Harold Rucke.r and Mr. Frank  Ruc.ker of Kaniloops are visiting Mr.  and   Mis.   .1.   Vaiientta.  Mr. and Mrs. .J. C. Alder and Miss  Mabel Alder will be the Xmas guests  of Mr. and Mrs. S. Bodlow.  The Langley Piairie and Clayburn football teams will play a game  at Clayburn Saturday afternoon,  December  2 2nd.  The F. V. F. Association have  lost their popular president, Mr.  DcCannonville of Langley Prairie,  en account of the Branch of the  Royal Rank of Canada, in which lie  is employed, having been  ed   to   Vancouver.  A   ve.vy  fine programme,  dc-red  was given at the  in   the   School   House,  on  Thursday evening.  Mrs. M. M. Shore was a visitor in  Vancouver during the week.  On account of the .absence of the  'President," M'-rs; A. George, and th3  busy rush of the holiday season, no  regular meeting of the W. A. of the  M.-S.-A. Hospital will be held until  'the  third   Wednesday, of January.  Miss' R. Archibald spent the weekend at her home in'New Westminster.  Mrs. C.   L. Miller    visited  coitver on Tuesday;,  Miss Elsie-McPhee'visited in coast  cities at the end of the week.  At the regula'r meeting of  awatha group of the C. G. I  on Monday afternoon, the  Miss 'Poena McPhee, was presentee  w.tth a beautiful box of .stationery by  the members, in appreciation of her  kindness' during  the past year.  Dr. T.  A. Swiff  visited In  Vancouver   during   the   week.  Mr. Stanley Parum of the It. ri  Battleship .Tennessee Is spending a  holiday at the home of his parents,  Mr.   and   Mrs.   .1.   Pailoii.  McK in noil and family mo-  ancoiiver during the week.  'arton,   Mrs.   Gilmore and  ���������   Parton       motored   into  St. Andrews and Caledonian Society.  which   will   be   held  in     the   theatre  hall   on   Monday   evening,   December  received1 'A 1st.     Artists   from   various   points  ustice   of   the  are engaged  to  take part.  WHITESIDE  IS  READY TO  QUIT  transfer-  well rea-  concert held  Huntingdon,  VICTORIA, Dec. 17.���������The Liberals of New Westminster will have to  find another candidate than David  W'hitesde, M. L. A., when the government agaiu goes to the country. This  is considered certain in view of Mr.  Whiteside's slashing attack on the  administration on Friday and Saturday last when the Royal City member branded Hon. Alex. Manson's a-  mendment to the public enquiry act  as an 'outrage.  Mr.' Whiteside is understood to be  "fed up" with" the political game as  it has been played in the British Columbia house in^ recent years. To  many .it appears that he could have  made political history in 1921 and  last year had he come out in the  open for an investigation of certain  matters. Such a step would have  led to further defections from the  government ranks and would have  forced action by the administration  leading to a clearing up of certain  matters which have left stench in the  nostrils of the electorate and which  later on resulted in the formation of  the Provincial  party.  New Westminster's member on  Saturday asserted there was no necessity for the proposed amendment  to the public enquiry act which  would give inquisitorial powers to  the commission. In the hands of an  unscrupulous administration       it  would prove a dangerous thing.  Both Premier Oliver and Hon. Mr.  Manson supported the amendment  in their address at Saturday's sitting.  The Premier stated that he had. suffered in silence for a long time from  aspersions cast upon him. Seven  years ago he recalled a "frame-up"  to drive him from public life. His  appeal to the courts resulted in a  twenty-five cent verdict in his favor.  "That is what a public man gets for  his services,"   he told the house.  Canada was, until recently, and  is to a large extent yet, dependent  for commercial planting and for  home use on varieties of fruits, veg-  tables, and ornamental plants originated in other countries, says E. S.  Archibald in his government report  on agriculture. It is the earnest endeavor of the Division of Horticulture to originate new sorts that will  be more suitable for Canadian conditions, especially for most trying  situations, than arc many of those  now being grown, or the growth of  which is being attempt oil.  In Canada, wild strawberries,  gooseberries, currants, and raspberries grow almost, or quite., to the Arctic Circle, and there are other native bush fruits as well, such as the  blueberry, cranberry, saskatoon or  service berry, high bush cranberry  or pcinbinn, and others, which make  excellent, material for foundation  stock, from, which to obtain, by crossing and selection, more valuable  varieties for cultivation. Then there  are the wild plum, sand cherry, and  grape, all natives of Manitoba, and  also the choke cherry-and pin or bird  cherry, which are hardy on the  prairies       and which      ,  furnish  excellent material. .The wild crab  apple is found very far north in Siberia is,in trying or more trying  conditions than there are on the  Canadian prairies, and this has been  used as a parent in breeding hardy  apples for the Prairie Provinces.  There has been brought together at  the Experimental Station, Morden,  Man., what is believed to be the best  collection of hardy fruits in America,  so that improvement work may proceed on the^prairies for the prairies.  In this, considerable work was done  in 1923.  The many new varieties of fruits  originated at Ottawa are being sifted  out each year, after careful comparison with one another and with the  standard sorts. Those which are  most promising are sent out also to  the Experimental Stations in different parts of Canada, both east and  west, for test there. It is not the purpose to encourage the planting of a  large number of new varieties in a  commercial way, as there are too  many sorts already, but it is expected that some of the best of these  new sorts will gradually take tlie  place of the older ones. In 1922 a  few   more     very     promising    apples j seized the ornament of illumination  trail  dim trundle days, like Fannie  Hurst's, or does it begin with a jerk  at the age of L like that of Robert  Davis, whose recollections are  briefly told below.  , If is true, as has been indicated j  by many tests, that wonion can wander much lar'fher into the past than  men?  In an early-memory tost, given to  1,058 people, it. was shown that tho  first, recollections of men .were concerned largely with clothing. Women's early recollections, strange to  relate, rarely concerned themselves  with  clothes.  Rome psychologists go as far as  to say that we never forget anything  Others claim that we even possess  racial memory���������that our intuitions  are really our recollections of  thoughts nihj Experiences repeated  thru long chains of centuries.  Now for some testimonial light on  the subject:  "The first thing I remember,"  says Fannie Hurst, author, "is (be  day that most delicious and insolulo  of lollypops���������my thumb���������was suddenly painted a dark, unpalatablo  brown and transformed from flui  sticky and subtle companion of  crib hours into a mere digit, for  grabbing   things."  "My first 'distinct recollection-���������-  ���������and it. is as vivid as if it. happened  yesterday," said Charlie Chaplin,  the movie comedian, "was the blowing of the whistle of Llio channel  steamer that my mother, brother and  I took for England. I don't remember whether we crossed from Calais  to Dover or from Boulogne to Folk-  stone, or whether it was a rough or  smooth crossing, but 1 remember  the sound of that whistle���������and that  I fished for whales with a button--  hook on a long string- which my  mother fixed for me. I was 'A 1-2  years old at the time���������-so you'll forgive my plague memory."  "My first childhood recollection  carries me back to the fourth year of  my life in the city of Jlarysville, Cal., |  the town in which the late Frank ���������  Bacon of 'Lightnin' ' fame was born"  Robert H. Davis, magazine' editor,'  related. "Geographically the city is  located at the junction of the Yuba  and Feather rivers, two turbulent  waterways that specialized in-overflowing when the spring freshets  came down from the mountains.  "On bright morning the water  came thru our front, door unsolicited, rose steadily all day and climbed  to the second story. There it. hovered for an hour or two as tho undecided, and the family went to bed.  "Toward morning the tide set in  again and things began to float with  renewed energy. About daybreak 1  was aroused from childlike slumber  by a brass chandelier face to face  and. being quite unfamiliar with the  importance   of   the   mnending   crisis.  .$3.00   45?  Cltr" ;lmas Nuts, choice, 2 lbs. I'or :.  Oranges, aJI sizes,   Raisins, etc.  Qua. ity the Rest     -     Prices, always Reasonable  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  f/Z^zz  = ^  '  SURANCE  OF ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  A. McCallum  obtaining  these will  report   of  being    paid to  the  strawberry.  canning  varie-  some very use-  in  Van-  OUR RUKAL    SCHOOLS  the Hi-  T. held  leader,  Mrs.  lored into  Mrs. .1.  I  Mr.   St a i ile  Vancouver on Tuesday anil visited  Mrs. A. C. Salt and Mrs. Win. Fox.  Mrs. M. M. Shore spent two days  in Vancouver and New Westminster  this   week.  The; annual Christinas dinner of  the A. L. M. and D. Co. was served  at lh<! boarding house on Friday afternoon and was enjoyed by all present.  Miss F. 10. Trethewey and Mr.  Robert Trethewey visited in Vancouver on Thursday and Friday.  Plans are now completed for the  the annual    New Year    Dance of the  Although the commission appointed to investigate the'conditions of.  education in Manitoba has not yet  presented its' report, it is clear from  the preis reports of the evidence  heard mat many schools in the  provinW are being closed for lack of  fuiids ������carry on. Which means,  of course, that many hundreds of  childrei/ are being denied their right  to a necessary equipment for a fair  start iij life.  Recrrninations are of little use except as) a guide for the future, but j  there if no doubt the present situation hk been accentuated by the  prodigfl spending of the past in  sumptlous and extravagant buildings fcr which the people am today  paying; So the shortsightedness of  Hie pajt is now being visited In sharp  fashioi on  the  children  of  today.  It i hoped that the commission  in its jeport will be able to suggest  some ncthod of relief so that the  rising Veneration will not be robbed  of ther natural rights. No province  can -al'ord to neglect the education  of its; children, particularly Manitoba, where the variety of races and  languages to be found among its  pcope makes the task vitally Inipor-  tantlhat is if the children are to be  ped Into a coherent and inu-  helpful community,  does not need to be a sociol-  to realize that economy    in the  were named. These have been given  the distinguishing names of Stone-  tosh, Keotosh, Bethanis, Spiza. Spini-  ill, Newtosh, which convey some idea  of the parents used in  them. Full descriptions of  be found in The detailed  this   Division.  Much attention is  the improvement of  Better shipping and  ties are desired, and  ful varieties have been obtained. The  Portia, one of these, has proven a  decided   acquisition   for   canning.  In some parts of Canada, the  everbearing strawberries are much  more valuable than in others. Where,  for instance, late spring fiosts fro-'  quently occur, killing the bloom ot  the ordinary sorts, the' "everbearing"  varieties, which bloom in the summer and autumn, escape, and furnish the settler with, a supply of  this delicious fruit. Hence, at Ottawa, many crosses have been made  between the older "everbearing"  sorts and some of the productive and  best of the June-bearing varieties,  with the result that some very promising new everbearers have been obtained.  One of the most interesting and  useful cultural- experiments that  have been made with strawberries*,  and which was far enough advanced  to report on in 1922 was that of  i showing the importance of having  j runners make root early in the season as opposed to late-set runners. It  was proven that the yields from the  former are -much greater than from  the latter, emphasizing the importance of early planting to obtain  early rooted plants.  Experiments were continued in  1922 with other important fruits  such as pears, plums, cherries,  grapes, currants, gooseberries, and  raspberries. An investigation, was  made into the blueberry industry in  Eastern Canada, and plants having  good types of fruit were collected  and planted'for work in the improvement of  this delicious  fruit.  We wish the People  of Abbotsford and  District a  MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS  mou  tuall  O  ogis  mat ir of elementary  education  (G  to b  intecst in  paid  for  the  Miipel Tribune.  has  at a ruinous rate of  years to come.���������Win-  False teeth were made use of be-  ore the time of Christ. They are  .mentioned by Horace, B. C. (15, and  Ovid, 15. C. 43. References to dental  operations are made by Hippocrates  five centuries before Chi  ing of teeth with gold is  a book on dentistry,  Peter .Jordan in 1582.  raised myself from the trundle and  began to swing buoyantly. The b':d,  assuming that I had no further use  for.it, floated out from under mo.  There i hung practically marooned.  Curiously enough, under the influence of tides and troubled wafers,  the bed floated back to me, whereupon '1 let go all holds and returned  to the hay.  "Shortly after, my father cane)  swimming down the hall to say  'Good morning,' and escort me thru  a window' to one of the many row-  boats departing hence for high, dry  land."  "My earliest memory goes back to  the time when 1" was a mere struggling infant, before I had even learned to speak," answered Virginia  Pope, noted bird doctor. "My father  was captain of a ship on the Great  Lakes, and my first recollection concerns being held in his arms and f.  pointing at'other ships and objects  along the shore. I remember my  father looking at them thru the binoculars and then holdng the glasses  up to my little blinking eyes. I must,  have been Well under two years old  at the time.  "This memory of course  series of pictures than a  event. The first incident  bered occurred about the  and strangely enough, I myself had  only an onlooker's part in it. An imposing-looking man, who later 1  learned was the actor, James K. Emmet,' came as a guest to 'my'aunt's  home in Buffalo. My aunt,.who was  quite a maternal sort of person, went  into the actor's room when he was  absent and gathered up a large assortment  of soiled colors.  "A few minutes after she put  them in hot water she gave a shriek  placed on the cellar floor, as closely  that called the whole household. Tlie  collars were not linen but paper, arid  they had been stewed into an impossible porridge. My aunt's  distress and the sight of the whitish  mass in the washbowl made an exceedingly vivid impression on me.  What Mr. Emmet said when he  found that he was temporarily cni-  larless is not included in the i  lection."  CENTRAL MEAT MARKET  is more a  complete  I  re'raem-  age   of;i.  An Edison,  practically new,  Price very  diamond : point   -gramophone,  with 28   unbreakable   records.  reasonable.  Apply;'P. O. Box 93.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  LIBERAL .HIDINGS  WE'LL  LOOKED AFTER  ���������ist. The fill-  described in  printed     by  The harp, sometimes called lyre,  dates hack at least 8000 years and  had its origin in Egypt where it is  pictured in frescos of geart antiquity.  recol-  Timepieces moved by springs, sim-  iliar to the modern watch, were made  in the IGth century in Germany  and Switzerland. The first watch is  credited to Peter Hele, a Nurem-  burg clock-maker. Present day  methods of machine manufacture of  watches and clocks dale from the  inventions of Aaron L. Dennison, a  young Boston watchmaker who  perfected  watch machinery in  1.8 49,  VK'TORIA, Dec. 15.���������Liberal constituencies are well looked after in  kc.on |th(. matter of tho district vote which  was passed in the house yesterday  afternoon, when the estimates Oi.  Hen. Dr. Sutherland, minister of  public works, were under discussion.  Iir the total vote, the minister explained that $90,000 had been set  aside for repairs and maintenance  of the existing links of the Trans-  provincial Highway the cost of which  'should not be taken -from, the district vote. The following are the  sums allocated to the various ridings:  Alborni, $47,500; Atlin $35,000;  Cariboo, $71,000; Chilliwack, $34,-  500; Columbia, $38,700; Comox,  $58,500; Cowichan,, $40,500; Cran-  brook,  $50,500;       Delta,     $21,500;  Dewdney, $40,000: Esquimalt, $21),-  000; Ferule, $35,000; Fort George.  $75,500; Grand Forks, $23,500;  Greenw'ood, $21,000; Islands, $33,-  000; Kaniloops, $7 (1,000; Kaslo  $33,000; Lillooet, $55,(Rio; Nanaiino  $13,000; Nelson, $2,500; Newcastle  $21,500; New Westminster, $1,800'  North Okanagan, $52,000; N. Vancouver, $21,000; Omineca, $77,-  000; Prince Rupert, $03,500; Revel-  stoke, $35,500; Richmond. $10,000;  Rossland, $7000; Saanich, $0000;  Similkameen, $41,000;       Slocan,  $28,000; South Okanagan, $33,-  000; South Vancouver, $8,900:'  Trail, $39,500; Yale, $43,000. Total  $1,326,500.  Potatoes were first grown in America. They were cultivated in Spain  in 1553; introduced into England, in  1563 and into Ireland In 1585.


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