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 ..s^.!r..l������^-,i  '������'  SKBa*  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  ^MHI..,,,.,.^.  ^nc  TrrTr^TjTrfTzr ���������j/! j*^-,  seers:  S2=53R!S2=rR:  Vol. XXL, No. 7  ABBOTSFORD, B, C.  FRIDAY, DEC.  24,    1920  <EUi5f".  $1.00  PER  Year  Christmas 1921  ENLARGING MISSION SCHOOL  .; r       DISTRICT BY ADDING  ,; DEWDNEY TO MISSION  m  The President, Directors and Officers of  1. MT&Ea  desire   to   offer   to   the   Customers  mid Friends of the Bank their Best  Wishes    for   a   Happy   Christmas  and a Vrospero'iis New Year.  I;   A step-in what is believed to be  advanced, education    along    modern  Ideas was enacted .at Dewdney on Saturday last when a meeting was held  {here for the purpose    of    deciding  how best to overcome the congested  I condition  of . the attendance, at  the  j Dewdney school.', It was decided to  join with Mission School District.  Inspector  MacKenzie was present  and explained to;'the meeting how to  secure release from, the necessity of  building a new -.school" there to accommodate the senior pupils.    There  ,were   three  propositions  placed   before the meetingj'with-the result that  by a majority of-24 to 14 it was decided  to  cast in, their  lot  with  the  Mission people irfthe matter of education, and the senior pupils will be  brought into Mission. City    in    the  morning and taken back after school  j' By this arrangement Hatzic Island  PERSONALS  GIRL SMUGGLERS DRESSED  AS  MEN  HUNTINGDON, Dec.  17���������Customs  and  immigration  officials here  have  had an unusually busy time, even for  ' them, of late. ���������     -  '  .Two girls dressed in men's clothes  presented" themselves before 'immigration Officer R. Roff a few rkiya  ago for admission from.c the American side.    There is nothing cspecial-  Ridgedale Notes .  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Machell spent  the week end at the coast.  Miss Irene- Kelleher" pf Provincial  Normal school is spending the vacation with her parents on, Sumas Mt.  Miss* Margaret Farr is home, for  the holiday season. *<* *  .-   Horace Robinson left on Saturday  evening for Edmonton.  ��������� Miss--MacManus is  -spending.-.-.the  Miss Christine Mc Pliee, Violet  McGuire and Vera Hunt are home for  the holidays.  Mr. and Mrs.- J. E. Davis have been  visiting in  Vancouver.  Mr. James Gilmore is spending the  holidays at home.  Mrs. Joe King of Everitt has been  visiting her mother Mrs. Mathews.  :   Mrs. Knox was the guest of her sister Mrs. J. A. McGowan.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farrow of  North Vancouver spent the week-end  with Mr.* and Mrs. Lome Farrow.  Mr. Fred Verch has been visiting  at home.  Rev. Wright of Vancouver visited  his brother here last week.  Mr. Napoleon Authier has gone to  California for the winter.  Miss . Olive Borden spent a few  days int own, the guest of Miss  H'erkins.  Mrs. and Miss Manning are spending the holidays at Aldorgrove' and  Vancouver.  Mr Jack McLean was a recent vis  itor in Abbotsford.  Mr. J. McCallum of Vancouver visited his brother- Mr. Alex McCallum  Miss Herkins and Miss Mille who  MATSQUI    St'IXCJ    t'OW'UR   CO.  The Corporation of the District of  Matsqui has issued a writ against the  Western Canada Power Company of  Canada Ltd., asking for specific performance of certain terms in the fran  chise agrement, for damages ��������� for  breach of contract, and for trespass.  The trouble has arisen through the  alleged failure of the company to sup  ply light and power to the residents  as a condition of being.nMowed right ���������  of way through the district.  GOVERNMENT  WILL  FIX  ROADS  comes into the school district also  j   There, is one vacant room in the! !?ave becn teaching in the Abbotsford  Mission City Public School and    an  extra teacher'will, be added. , * "  : It is expected that an order-in-  council will be passed by the provincial-government in time for the municipal elections in .January to enable  ihe--scheme:-tot.hi",-carried.; .out,-- *in.  which case a new set of trustees will  be elected.  Superior School has resigued. Miss  Manning has appliedfor Miss Herkins'- room and Miss Daisy A. Lear/ of  Chilliwack and Miss L. Rsto/ will  be the new teachers on the staff after  the holidays.  The Matsqui Council has arrived  at an understanding with the government through Dyking Inspector  J. A. Wilson, regarding the restoring to order of the roadways which  suffered from the operations in'connection with the ditching contract.  Tlie government is understood to  have accepted liability for the repairing and improving of roads up-'  on which mud was. dumped during  the progress of the ill-fated ditching  contract.  CARD OF.THANKS  Hard-time  Dance.  to  were  In  Mrs. Frank Beharrell spent Thursday   in  Vancouver.  Miss Muriel Page has returned  from Kelowna for the holidays.  The Ridgedale school closing took  place on Friday evening and was  largely attended. The children presented a good programme and the  sum of nineteen dollars was realized  toward tlio school library fund.  Tho Sunday School treat takes  place on Thursday afternoon at 2:30.  A special Christinas service will bo  held in the hall on. Sunday afternoon, December 26th, at 2:45. Special  music  will  bo  rendered.  creted liquor on the Canadian side of  ly strange these days in girls w^i'-, vacation at her home in Chilliwack  ing men's attire, but the officer do-'  clined to admit them for good reasons, apart from their attire. Thoy  were wearing semi-military uniforms  with pants and putties complete, topped in one case by a man's overcoat  and in the other by a woman's overcoat.  They entered Canada by stealth  later, it is said, on horseback, via  Vecldor,  and were  next heard  of  at  Chilliwack; Mr- Rofr ca"Bht "P  * thom at Popcum���������and they  very surprised to see him again  fact they were overcome by surprlsw  and collapsed in the house of a bachelor to whom they wore said to be  acting as housekeepers. They were  brought back hero. Hearing that two  girls of about sixteen were missing  from their homes at Aberdeen, the  officer taxed them with being the  runaways, and after a time they admitted the fact. They are now back  at home. The uncle in Vancouver  whom they said they were going to  visit is aparcntly a mythical, relative, as lie could not be traced.  On Saturday night Mr. Roff and  Provincial Policeman Rcnner picked  up an American who had becn noic-  cd at Abbotsford as a suspicious  character. He had a car, and also  sonic whiskey. Now he is doing 30.  days af Okalla, and further proceedings arc pending In  the matter.  In company with Customs Officer  lilatclU'ord, Mr. Roff also captured,  at Chilliwack, acting on information  from Chief Harding there, an American and a Cleveland car. The  man was'fined $5 0 under the Immigration Act, in the'police court, and  sont back over the border. The customs seized a quantity of whiskey  found in the car, said to belong to a  Columbia Valley resident, and turned  that phase of the case over to the  provincial police. The car is held  by  the  customs.  A Canadian citizen, who went to  Seattle and got possession of a  Chandler seven-passenger car, passed through Huntingdon en route to  Vancouver. On the return trip he se-  C. P. R. Robbery  *,    i About 1J: .15 on Sunday evening-  last Mr: George Fletcher, night operator at the C. P. R. had one of the  surprises of his life. A masked man  entered the office and at' the point of  the gun demanded that all monies be  brought to view. The cash' drawer  was pulled out and the bad bold man  took what was there, mostly in silver. Mr. Fletcher was asked about  the safe but as he did not know the  combination of the safe what money  was in there was quite* far enough  ������,way to stay where it was. It was  indeed lucky that the combination of  the safo is known'only to the station  master, Mr. Ogle, on this occasion, or  The Hard-time Danjo hc.'rt in the  Alexandria Hall on Friday evening  December 17th was" a splendid success... The music, which was furnished  by. Huen's Orchestra, was very much  on joyed by ail present. Those receiving prizes for the best hard-time costume were Mrs. Rood and Mr. Ro'ioi'L  Greig, the later of Aldergrovu.  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McGowan wish  to express, their sincere, thanks to  all kind friends for their smypathy  and help, for the many floral tributes  received during their recent bereavement.  DIED SUDDKNhV ON  WEDNESDAY MORNING  Mrs. Thomas of Mission City  in   Abbotsford  Thursday.  v.* as  --I0.irl.y- on Wodiiosdfi.y. mnrnirur^Mr...  John Mitchell, after a few days 'illness died at the.ripe age of 71 years.  Hc.lQavps a son in Toronto, William, and a'daughter. Sophia, Vancouver, and a widow to mourn his sudden death, and who have In this their  Lime of grief, the sympathy of all.,  The funeral will take place on"Friday afternoon at 2 p. in., to the Hatzic cemetery.  the line,' but was caught with, eight ,Mr- Mau might also have carried it  cases of it. He was dealt with by  the police at Abbotsford, and the car  was seized. He paid $50 and costs.  Mr. Roff and the provincial police  worked together in this matter.  Joe Nelson, or a man who gave  that name when caught, tried a new  trick. He journeyed to Abbotsford  by tram. Then he packed bottles of  whiskey into suitcases and a pack. In  a jitney he started towards the border thus laden. Near tlie Cloarhrooke  road he was picked up by officors,  who included Messrs Dalslcad and  Moe, of the American customs, and  handed over to be dealt with at Seattle.  Immigration Officer Roff and also  American officials here, report that  thero is a big increase in tho number  of suspicious and undosirablo characters trying to'slip ovor. the border  into Canada. Lack of employment on  the other side,coupled to the strangely prevalent stores of plenty of work  in B, C. aro'tho main reasons.  Tlie usual Saturday crowds continue to throng Huntingdon and the  near beer dispensaries, and add, their  quota to the vast amount of work a  staff reduced by sickness is called up- perous lives,  on to continuously perform at this'  "port of entry."  along too, for under the point of the  gun no man would bluff or refuse to  open tlie safe, If he could.  Many times perhaps it is not convenient not to know tlie combination  of a safe in the office, but on this occasion it was lucky for-allexcept the  hold-up man.  PRESENTATION IX)  MISS MURRAY BY TEACHERS  ^  2u������  On Friday morning last Miss C  Murray was the recipient of a befu  tifill cut glass water jug and a sot  of drinking glasses from the teachers of the Mission High, Public and  .Technical Schools and her formci  pupils.  Miss Z. Topper, as the oldest member of the staff and Miss Ethel  Burnham, as the senior girl and captain in' tlie Public School, made tlio  presentation in the presence of the  asembled pupils and a number of visitors.   ''',���������' . .    .    ���������   .  Miss Murray suitably thanked the  donors and expressed her hearty wish  that not only might they have a happy Christmas, but also long and pros-  Mr T. Brad well who sent some of  his birds to the Penticton Poultry  Show, was successful in carrying off  first and second prizes.  It is a good idea to have in your  kitchen, beside the stove, an extension table with the top at, the level  of the stove lids, so that you can  'draw heavy pots off the stove without lifting them.  Heartiest Greetings  And all good Wishes  For A  Very Merry Christams  - jrfyiMi������tvBjff|^tiMq|ff^^iBi'������MPi'w^ jfHM1'"1  B.  C.  Phone,  4  Farmers'   Phone   1007  tt-i .,"*>^'''J*C>.;fo'  ������;���������. * 2f*-!������-;- to'  1.  II  b i  \\  Page Four  "3ri\  mti ABBOTSFORD POST  Thuisday,  Dec. 23rd, 19^0.  '. -'a  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ���������    '  .   Published   Every   Friday.  J. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor    '  Member, of th'e Canadian. Week! y ,  Newspapers'    Association.  FRIDAY,    DECI3M13ISU   2-lth.  Again it is Christmas. Again we  wish our many readers a very Merry  Christinas and a   Happy New   Year.'  Wo should all be extremely happy  ...this Chri.stmiisl.ido as we all have  much to bo thankful I'or. Past year  in contrast with the last few years  has been a prosperous one to many  of us. True there have boon some  streaks of "poor luck" in places but  on the whole we all have done exceedingly well when we compare the  joys of this Christmas with, those of  a few years ago, when we were wondering when the war would end and  tlie hoys come home. Now that the  war is over and the boys have nearly  ail settled down into the hum-drum  of. every day life, and the high cost'  ��������� of living is falling, and with the  prospects of business, resuming the  old status, we should all enjoy this  Christmas.  diers under the sod of France and  Flanders is what Canada has - paid  Tor European' statesmanship. Therefore, 1 submit that' we have no right  in this international assembly to part  with our control of these matters.'-  Would to ,God we had soinc more  Canadian ism of the Rowell type to  send to tho League of Nations.assembly. It takes a long time for those  old-school diplomats to learn that the  w.orld ,has decided to get along without them, but they are learning.  They may ignore the Rowell message  l)ut this message is not the last. Noi,  can they put an end to the opposition  by refusing to see it. A brick will fill  upon them from the skies if they insist.upon doing so long.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  &te  JSfttflummaSwmcSijntBn!] mmi)  For   a* Good SmokeTry \  B.C. &.Old Sport!  CIGARS  B.   C.  CiGAR   FACTORY  WILBERG  & WOLZ,  props  ���������Greatest  Power in  .Modern   Life���������   '  The National Luthern Council  which met in Chicago last week, was  asked to enlarge the powers of the  Luthern bureau for publicity which  has been in operation for past four  years. Dr. O. H. Pannoke, secretary  of the bureau, in making the appeal  said: "The most outstanding fact in  our experience has been the silent  revolution by the church at large in  its feeling towards the newspapers.  When this work first began the leaders of the church were suspicious of  it. The rank and file were of the  opinion that the church had nothing  to gain through the newspapers. Today the leaders of the church have  ���������become thoroughly pledged to the inherent necessity of reaching men  through the only means that reaches  men today, namely, the newspaper,  'rue icuiK ana me nave become imbued with the idea. It is proper to  call this a silent revolution, because  it has been the conversion of 2,500,-  000 person's to understand and appreciate the greatest power in modern life, the modern newspaper, in  its relation to the church."  Canada Put on the Map���������  Those European statesmen or diplomats who long have labored under  the delusion that Canaaa was only  a crown colony in the British Empire and therefore had nothing "to  say in international affairs that way  not spoken by and through British  representatives speaking for England  had a rude awakening the other day,  says the Commoner, at Geneva, when  Hon. N. W. Rowell, speaking in the  League of Nations assemblytold them  bluntly that Canada had had enough  of European diplomacy and was not  going to submit to that brand of diplomacy any longer. Hon. N. VV.  Rowell spoke a message not only'for  Canada but'for the world when he  courageously said:  "The Assembly should not set up  a machine which it cannot control.  Canada for instance,- was unable to  send her leading men so great a distance to become a part of several  different bodies. The countries of  Europe, being on the spot, will control tho.'-.e bureaus. This might be  all right if the League were a European league, but it is a world league j  Valley  Cold  Storag  New Westminster citizens arc  ready to urge upon the North Shore  municiaplitics that since this city is  tlie farmers' market centre, the first  i.  hard surfacing of highways in the  district along the north shore of the  Fraser should be on the Pitt River  road, thus giving paved connection  from the Pacific Highway, or Kings-  way, with the Dewdney Trunk road.  But what is this city doing to encourage the fruit growers, the poultry men and the ranchers of C-K\u'it-  lam, Maple Ridge and Mission to  continue trading in their naiural  market centre, rather than Vancouver? -At the last municipal election,  Ihe citizens had an opportunity to  approve of an improved market plan  with cool and cold storage facilities.  But the bylaw was turned down, the  property owners giving more heed to  the objections raised by opponents  of the scheme who could onl argue  .(.hat' if the farmers of the district  wanted cold storage facilities here,  I hen .let the farmers build such a  plant with their own money.  'ihe business men and tanners of  tlie North Shore of the Fraser River  have taken New Westminster at its  '.void. They have built and are  building cold storage plants The  latest to. incorporate is the Maple  Itidge Cold Storage Company, with  an authorized capital of ?50,00u  which will erect a plant to handle  perishable products, as fruit and  eggs, during the season of- greatest  production. The promoters of this  company are men who know the  need for these facilities in their section of the' country, and they have  the enterprise to risk their money  in a venture which will be of, incalculable benefit to the whole community.  The time  will  come    when    New  Westminster   citizens   will   see   this  city ringed  about with cold  storage  plants, shipping regularly to Vancouver.    New Westminster and its market will not then receive tribute from  this business. And municipalities who  have been told by New Westminster  to  organize   their  own  cold  storage  plants   will   not  be concerned  about  having a  paved  road  into  this  city,  but will naturally advocate the paving of that highway which gives more  direct connection with the chief consuming centre for farm products and  especially food products    that    have  bee,n  kept in  cold  storage until  the  Alex. S.Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE    ..  J. A. Catlusrwootl BuiMhi"  Phone 8001 P. O. Ro.vOl)  MISSION CITY, R. C.  .  Wishing you the  Compliments of the Season  BRITISH COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE Co.  all odds the ablest'politician there is  in the province of British Columbia.  There are we .-knew. men. who diff'ei  with this, but the fact remains tha*.  also there are many of our opinion.  And there are enough to have the  leader of the opposition elected with  quite a following.    ���������'  The campaign against Mr. Bowsei  dates back some years and has indeed been a thorough one to far as  blackening a politician's career is.  concerned, and it still is going on. Ii  must have cost a lot of money tc  carry out the campaign so far, whik  not a few scalps-of those who failei  to reach the requirements, in tin  campaign. Who have ,. carried ol  the'-honors can only be surmis"ed.  The Liberal party today hold the  reigns  of  power  on  account of  th-  campaign  of  abuse  to   Bowser,  an  not by their outstanding ability    t  govern.  Fruitgrowers, order  Fruit Boxes now  and take advantage of the lowest prices.  Everything- made in B. C. , Stock of  boxes will be carried during* fruit season.  use oe rkeeves  oi-ris Ave.  Near Wharf  MMMeagasagMTscgiM i i<vn������a������acsa������ae8������nrmraTiraAiaa mmiumimi n icanwrma ���������������  DONT'S  FOR CHRISTMAS  ,. market supply needs replenishing  very sure  that  the people of |Colu,nl,ian, New Westminster.  I   am  Canada  are  not  ready to  turn  over I  control, to a European council,  ft is  Oetfing Rid of liowser���������  not that we have not the greatest  respect and admiration for European  statesmen but simply that' they ' do'  not understand our point of view.  Even   the  statesmen   of  the   Mother  There are a great many people In  this province, especially among the  Liberal, party'and would-be Liberals  owing to some personal, perhaps,  grievance, who would like to see Mr.  country, for whom we have the great- w- J. Bowser, the present leader of  est respect and affection, we do not l,,-e Conservative opposition, cast to  permit to settle Canadian affairs. We'0I'e side and a new leader put in his  settle them for ourselves.  place.    During the    recent    election  Don't give an invalid a volume entitled "Thoughts of Death," or "Preparing for the Hereafter." Prepare  the invalid for the "right now" with  a lot of laughs and a lot of hope by  giving him or her some jolly books  of plot and fun and- travel, and add  interesting puzzles to keep the mind  occupied.  Don't give Bobby a drum and then  scold him for beating it. Did you  think he was going to use it for a  colLar-box or a writing-desk.  Don't buy three or,, four dollars  worth of foolish tinsel and glass decorations for the tree. Think of the  added game and candy and little tops  you could* have got for that money  Make the tree. decorations at home  and prove both your economy and  originality.  Don't give your poor little friend a  "pair of sensible shoes." Shoes are  not a sensible present for a youngster, no matter how poor he. is. He  wants skates or a sled. The very best  present you can give him is something to make him happy. That's  the spirit of Christmas.  Don't ornament the tree with lighted candles. Frequently the firemen  call and'squirt water all over the  presents as a result of this, which  never fails to dampen tho Christmas  festivities. *  Don't look a Christmas gift in the  price-bag.  Don't give baby a whole bag of  candy together with cheap toys from  which he may chew the paint. Remember it is Christmas and the family doctor would like a few minutes  to,himself during the day.  Don't sit down and take charge of  Willie's toy train and Susie's toy  piano. As long as they are for the  children, why not allow them to play  with them?  ^55������=2^^1  SERVICE  STATION  ALL tlie power you will "even need;  faultless, every-day performance;.' 25 %  miles as a rule on a gallon of gasoline  ���������these are the qualities of the valve-in-  head motor with which the Chevrolet  "Four-Ninety"    Touring    Car is equipped.  Jn appearance and in performance the  Chevrolet  "Four-Ninety"      Touring Car  pleases the most    exacting   owners. It is  a safe and sensible car to buy.  STUART  p-tr-i  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  MISSION CITY, I!. O.  "You may say that we should have "'c often heard the remark, 'I would  confidence in European statesmen, ' lil<e to vote for you (meaning the  European policies and European am-I Conservative candidate) but I can't  bitions  that  drenched  the  world  in  stand Bowser'.  blood and from which the world is1 Our candid opinion is that Mr. W.  suffering and will suffer for genera- i J. Bowser is today the most outstand-  l.'on:;.     Fifty thousand Canadian sol- 'h'g politician of the province  and by  i  A CAR THAT IS IN DEMAND  A prospective buyer walked into a  local garage and said to the proprietor:."! would like to see a first-class  second-hand car."  The proprietor looked at him and  smiled as he replied: "So would I  brother."  Bottled cranberry juice    is    even  better than  grape juice for making  punches,   etc.,   and   it   has   an   even  more attractive color    than  juice.  grapa  rffl /Oi)  THE SBBOTSFORD" POST ���������aR8  Page ThrSfl  A S'l-UKV AHOUT THE CHRISTMAS  i'A.iR.Y !  Percy Sinclair was a much indulged  little  boy.     lie'.lived  in   a grout  big  house. His mother loved mm, in  fact she loved ban unwisely, because  in spite of his faults, she would not  correct him. When he looked at her'  with his big blue eyes and tossed his  golden curls back from his forehead  she thought he was so bcautiful'that  her heart misgave her and instead  of whipping .him, or punishing him  in some way, she' would draw him  closer to her and say, "Mama's darling boy."- Now Mania's darling boy  was growing into very selfish child.  His nurse who did not look at him  with quite the same eyes as his mother, could see that if a change did  not take place in the training .which  Percy was receiving he would grow  into a very arrogant and spoiled  man, and as she loved him too, she  felt very sorry.  One  day  when  (hey  were out for,  a   walk   a   poor   little   .ragged    boy.  who looked, very wistfully at  Percy's  expensive tricycle touched it lovingly  with   his   lingers   as   he   passed.  "Go away you dirty boy," shrieked Percy, "how dure you touch my  tricycle?"  "Percy," exclaimed his nurse,  "don't you  think  thai   is a very sel  fish r;_. '.:��������� .  to shew? '  -  .."We!:, ,,.-i mini', '.-"n't it, an.I Ik.-'s  a dirty kid."  "Yes, but Perry," pleaded his  nurse, "You know yun are .an unusually fortunate little l^oy. There  are hundreds of little boys llke'Willio  there, little boys who have no fathers aud whose mothers are too poor  lo buy thoni nice toys such as you  have."  "Why are their mothers so poor?"  "Because their husbands have died  and left them without enough money  to  keep  them."  ' Christmas was always a great time  of preparation in the Sinclair household. There'was no .such thing as  lack of money and(on Christmas Eve  the sitting room was full of mysterious bundles, and nearly all the bundles wore-presents for Percy. He  wan tho idol of his parents' hearts.  On Christmas morning Percy a-  wokc and rubbed his eyes. What  was that at'the foot of the bed.  Such a sweet, pretty lady with wings  iuul a white robe. , There was some  mistletoe and holly on her hair and  in her hand she held a golden wand.  "1 am the Clirstmas Fairy," 'she  said, and before you enjoy the beautiful presents which have been ssnt  to you this your Percy, I want to take  you to another house." I shall change  you   with  my wand so that you nu-y  nee what L* g-ving on there, but they  will  not  be able  to see  us."  Percy did not speak and then as  the wand passed ovor In in he found  himself suddenly in a cold squalid  kitchen. The tired .looking nioher  of the house was trying lo light a  liro in the broken-down stove with a.  few bits of paper and stick and Percy  noticed that two little torn stockings  were hanging from (he mantel shelf  with a tiny sprig of holly in eaoh.-  On one was pinned a nolo. The fairy  said, "read it," and Percy read "Dear  Santa Claus if you would only send  me a tricycle like the one'the little  boy had the other day, I would be  the happiest, boy in the world. 1 will  not ask you for anything more if  you will only send me that."  "Poor children," murmured (he  woman, "a poor Christmas hardly  enough food to cat, never mind (he  toys.- Oh it is hard and i have tried  to be father and mother (o tliem hut  it seems they must always suffer just  \\'hen 1 want to do���������thc most, for. them  She sat down by the stove as the lire  commenced to' crackle and covered  her1 face with h'or hands as she sobbed.  "Let   me  go     home,"     exclaimed  Percy to the fairy, "let me go home."  "Why?"  asked   the  fairy.  "1   am   going   to   bring   down   my  toys and get cook to make up a big  'extension  and   wood   block   floor  on  iconcreto in  the cast end  extension.  'The east shop extension is to bo used  as a running shed, and for this reason pits with mill  type .smoke jacks  !will  be installed.      Ail  of the skylights will be constructed in wood as  '.metal has been found  to deteriorate,  'very rapidly, and for the same reason mill  type    vcntilalors  used throughout tbi.s shop.  l-'rwpht Or Shu;:.���������Consists of an  extension to the pi cseul building at  tho west end, IOC foci wide by 400  foot long, giving an additional llnor  area of '12,400 square foot. .the  construction will be steel frame, concrete foundation, brick wall, wood  floor  and   roof   similar   to   present  building. , .     , ,,,  Pal I cm s:oraf.������e.��������� Hhh uhop will  ' he extended at the west end 75 feet,  and will lie 50 feet in width, and is a  'Ihrco-Noor fireproof building. The  construction will be steel .frame, concrete foundation, brick walls, steel  sash, concrete roof and floors.  Passenger <'nr S'hops.���������Consists of  an extension of 102 feet-by. 161 Coot  between Shops 2 and 4, and IS7 feet  ���������by 161 foot'between Shops 1 and 3;  and 137 by'239 feet east end extension of shop three, giving,a total increased area of 71.000 square leet.  The construction will bo concrete  foundation, brick walla, mill type  roof, concrete aud mastic ���������floors.  ���������These shoua    will    bo all  served  (1) Some of tlie machinery in Ihc Angur, Shops.  (2) Cars for passenger service turned out at Angus Shops.  from the present transfer table, the  pit of which Is being extended.  Car Kleclrlrnl Shop.���������This is a  new building C2 fecit wide by 362  feet long, giving a floor area of 23,-  000 square feet. The construction  will be steel frame, concrete foundations, with brick walls and acid proof  mastic floor. ,  Planing Will S!i������!1ot���������A shelter  126 feet by 14-1 feet long will be built  on the west end.of the ���������present planing mill for tho purpose of- keeping  material under cover as a weather  protection and will give an area of  18,000 square foet for this purpose.  Dry Kili!.--Four new stalls will be  .'a::,.-! to the pre:, qui went dry kiln,  increasing the area by 7,400 square  feet.     The construction will bo spe  cial with ventilating-duc,ts in walla  built In brick and concrete foundation.  Track Scale*���������A new heavy servSco  tnpo'red floor truck scale will be Installed at (lie west end, of a capacity large enough to weigh locomo-'  tives. The construction will be of  the most modern type with self-registering beam, scale shelter and  concrete pit. The floor of the scale  will be steel beams and .stands,'with  a mastic sealo platform.  Tracks. ��������� A number of track  changes and additions will be made  at both ends of the yard to provide  extra car capacity. There will also be  installed a 50-ton mechanical coaling  plant as well as a new standpipe for  the use of switching engines.  feast lor them. I know mother will  let me, I know kIio will. He shall  have my tricycle, 1 am tired of it any  way. fain tired of lots of things  that .they can have. There's ii, little  girl for that other stocking. Oh do let  mc go homo?"  As he was pleading with'tho fairy  ho -iiuddcnly woke up and found his  nurse staiutiir: beside him with a  smile on her '.ace.>  "My wrd Percy you must havo  been dreaming, I have been standing  here for a long time waiting for.you  to wake up and have your bath and  you have been waving your arms  and muttering.  "Oh nurse," he exclaimed, as he  jumped' out of his bed, "no I know  that little boy we saw the other day,  well they are starving, I know they  arc an' J want to get down and tell  mother and get cook to make up a  parcel and take him liiy tricycle .and  the dolls for the little girl. Oh do  let's  hurry up."  Wondering whatever was wrong  with her young charge, nurse followed him as he ran into his bath  and listened while he related his  dream.  About an hour and a half later  the Sinclair's car, ladeued with the  fattest turkey you. evor saw, oranges,  apples, nuts, raisins, two large dolls  a toy train, some toy soldiers, balls  and a rocking horse and last but not  least, the much coveted tricycle stopped at Mrs'. William's door. By some  goo.d chance nurse happened to know  the address of the little boy who had  admired the tricycle, and Percy hao.  made his dream so vivid to his mother who was willing to do almost anything to make him happy and -who  was especially pleased- to think that  he was remembering some- one else  less fortunate than himself, that he  had prevailed upon her to order a  large parcel of eatables to be made  up and to let him with his nurse go  into the car to distribute the gifts. *  It was a very happy, little gathering they left in the tiny house, a  delighted baby girl'with' her two  dolls and a baby*bed; a boy speechless with delight over ' the tricycle  which he had wanted so much,-and a  mother who was weeping tears of  pure joy as she realized that this was.  indeed ifor her the season of Peace  and Good-will to. all Men and that  in the pleasure of her little ones a  truly Happy- Christmas had ' been  made possible.  A.nd Percy was thoughtful that evening. "You know, nurse, he said  wisely as she tucked him in bed and  gave him an extra tender kiss, , for  her heart felt very soft towards him  on account of the little ones he had  helped, "all the toys I have ever had  and all the lovely Christmas I have  had did not make me as truly happy  as seeing those kiddies' faces this  morning!" Percy did not know how  near he was to being a philosopher.  I  MATSQUI HIGH SCHOOL  The .Christmas closing of the Matsqui.High School took place on Thursday evening, December 16 in the high  school rooms. Mr. T. II. Lancaster,  Trustee, acted as chairman. ' The  chief feature of the evening was tin?  presentation by the pupils of Acts IV  and V of "The Merchant of Venice.'  The programme carried out was as  follows:   ���������  Piano Solo, Stella Ilurum; Story  of the Merchant of Venice Act. IV.  cast.  Duke, William Elliott; Portia,  Agnes Lancaster; Nerissa, Evelyn  Nelson; Shylock, Ernest Lidstrom;  Bassanio, Everett Crist; Antonio,  Stanley Pennington; - Gratiano, Ss-  wald Ebbson; Snlerio, Debs RottlufE;  Clerk, Roy Lidstromf  Piano. Solo, Miss Crist; Solo, Miss  Halverson; Mandolin Solo, Mr. Kelso  Duet, Misses Piatt;  Act. V.���������Cast:  Portia, Mabel Beharrell; Nerissa,  Esther I-Iougon; Bassanio, Carrie  Predorickson; Antonio, Miriam Behr-  ner; Lorenzo, Emma Lancaster; Jess-  ca, Eva Carlson; Launcolot, Marjorie  Overstall; Stephano, Louise Piatt.  Christmas Carols; God Savo the  King.  At the conclusion contributions  toward I ho school library were recciv  "Good news for thoso who are  planning to purchase motor cni-a:  "Round Robin" or chain letters  which are alined at high price of auto  mobile materials, have appeared in  Detroit and elsewhere. Immediate  reduction in prices is advised, even  to tho point of curtailing profits for  a time, as.the buying public mav otherwise be discouraged.  To keep parsley fresh for so'metime  put in an airtight jar and in a cool  place.  Dr.O.R. Hougen  Dental Surgeon  Announces the opening of offices for the practise of      *;  DENTISTRY  in the  Windclnink   Cement   Block  Phone   7 IOC*        Mission . City  Wm. Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist. ���������  23 years among the Stockmen of  ohe Fraser Valley. Am fi.milai'  >vith the different breeds of. live  stock and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34, Chilliwack, B. C  E. W.  Bigelow  Barrister, Etc.  ,  At J. A. CATHERWOOD'S  Every   Friday  Phones:   Mission  15 Q 3  Long Distance:   Pt. Coquitlam  Phone 80  Mi  CHIEF JUSTICE HUNTER  COMING HOME SOON  Keep a pair of scissors in the kitchen for shredding greens and cutting up vegetables or left over meet.  VICTORIA, Dec. 1C.���������Mr Justice  Gregory has received word that Chief  Justice Hunter is making satisfactory progress towards recovery from  the effects of tho recent operation  performed upon him In Rochester,  Minn. .     " ��������� ;.  The operation took place;' on Nov.  24 th last and was performed by Messrs Mayo .Bros., the Rochester surgeons of international repute; rind  was for the relief of a throat affection from which Chief Justice Hunter  has suffered for intiny years, ������������������  Mr. Justice Gregory added that according to his information ihe operation had been a complsto- sucfleca,  and that the chief justice1 was expected to bo in condition io leave'  Rochester for Victoria ' in another  two weeks. -:  Envelopes will stick much better if  you will' wait a few tniuutei * afr.er  moistening to seal. This rule applies  also to postage stamps. ���������  Among the Normal Graduates are  Miss Dorothy V. McCusker, Misa  Mary I. MacLean, Islay B. Noble,  Miss L. A. Sawyer., of Mission; and  Miss Lucy E. Owen. Miss Alma'B.  Hayton, Miss Irene J. M Kellehsr,  Miss Freda M. Hayton, of Matsqui.  HOW YOU CAN TELL  GENUINE ASPIRIN  Only Tablets with "Bayer Cross"  are Aspirin���������No others!  Thorn is only on" Aspirin, tliafc mnrkad  with Ihc "Bayer Cress*'���������all other tub'  lets are only'acid  imilnLions.  Genuine "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin"  have been prescribed by physicians for  nineteen years and proved flafc by millions for Pain. Headache, Nouralgia,  Colds, Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuritis..  Handy tin boxes., of . 12 tablets���������also  larger "Bayer" packages, can be had  at any* drug store. Made in Canada.  -, Aspirin is the trade mark (registered  in Canada), of Bayer Manufacture of  Monoaceticacidester of Salicylicacid.  While it is well known that Aspirin  means Bayer manufacture, to assist the  public against imitations, the Tablets of  Bayer Company? Ltd., will be stamped  with their general trade mark, tho  "Bayer Cross." * ������H * 1  '(���������������������������  '<--  4  THE aMqTS^ORD  POST, ABBOT^FOlti),  B.  &  ...,  ,^<i^;,������������>-iT7r7*"'"'*^���������*^-'"*M^'r|-"l1m"'  With Hearty Greetings  And Best Wishes  Not only for Christmas  But for all time.  WHITE & CARMICHAEL  8.   G.   Phose   41.  fffcruaapa' Phofia 1969  Abbotsford, B.C.  r  ~\  HAS   GREETINGS  We have a. real Christmas  present for you and one you  will appreciate.  We are cutting* the price of  Gas down so you will realize a  great benefit.  We have cut our cost of handling down to a minimum and  are starting a new system.  Call and see what we have to  offer you. ,  V.  Abbotsford Garage & Machine Shop  Phon*, B. C. 7 ABBOTSFOFJ) B. C. Farmers 1918  luy at  HUNTINGDON, B- C.  Farmers' Phone 1303  P  i  Fruitgrowers Organize  Practically a solid vote in'favor of  centralized control. Word has been  received from the various districts  throughout tho lower mainland and  Vancouver Island giving the results  of the voting by tho local fruit Associations and tho verdict has been  unanimous. The B. C. Berry Growers' Association will be the purchasing and selling agents for the Fruit  and Mercantile Exchange, Ltd., Hatzic, The Gordon Head Fruit Growers  Association, Victoria, Burnaby Lake  Fruit Growers Association, Burnaby;  United Fruit Growers' Association,  Chilliwack, Maple Ridge Fruit Growers' Assn.. Ilamond; Whonnock Fruit  Growers' Assn., Whonnock; and the  Central   Park   Fruit  Growers'  Assn.,  Vancouver.  Unquestionably this is the most  progressive movement In organization in tho history of tho B. C. Fruit  industry.  Other berry growers organizations  that arc not already affiliated with  the B. C. Berry Growers are being  invited to join. It is expected that  approximately 2500 tons of fruit will  be handled next season through the  central organization.  Perhaps the most important part  tha-t the new organization will play  will be the stabilizing of the small  fruit industry. An increase in acreage  amounting to close to 200 per cent  in strawberries and 100 per cent in  j raspberries precludes the immediate  necessity of proper distribution of  the product.      This can only be' ac-  A. E.  lLut������   Taylor   &   Humphrey)  B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Room   0   Hart   Block,   Chilliwack ,  Box    432. CHILMWAOK  <fcs  R. McEWAN  BOOT, AND  SHOE  REPAIRER  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Wishing you the  Compliments of the Season  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  vr-in*m9������>**������-&&?s  Advertisements under the above  heading cost 25 cents per Issue.  Leave copy and money at The Ab-  ootsford Garage.  HORSE FOR SALE���������Good worker  young, sound, gentle, will be sold  cheap or exchange for cow. James  Milstead,   R.  R.  No.   2.   Abbotsford.  SCHOOL   OIX)SING   AT   HATZIC  On Friday last the school closed  for the Christmas holidays, with a  very large attendance of parents of  the pupils present.  The annual game of football between the men and boys of the  school, was won by the boys this  year.  After the game the closing exercises in the junior room were carried  out. The little boys and girls gave  an excellent programme of drills,  songs and recitations, after which a  Christmas tree was stripped of presents for the pupils from teacher and  others, after which the work of 1920  came to an end.  HEALTH   IN   HUMOR.  Possibly there are doctors with a  depressing -manner, but we fancy  they are exceptional cases, and  and most people who. have ever lain  on a sick bed will gratefully recognize what they owe to the  brightness and hope their medical  attendants have brought with them.  The pity is that'1 other physicians  and other patients 'do " not learn  from the doctor 'the' health-giving  qualities of cheerfulness. It is a  remedy the world needs more than  ever just now for its manifold  ills.���������-  HATZIC W. I.  On Thursday afternoon, December  16th the Ladles of the- Hatzic  W. I. met in the hall for the regular  meeting.  The Imperial Red Cross order is  making a national, appeal for funds  for their war relief work in the  famine and disease-swept war-stricken areas of Europe. This cause is a  most wofthy one and.it was decided  to send a contribution from the Institute Funds. Mrs. Chas. Noble  was appointed to take charge of and  send to the proper authorities, all  donations to this Fund. All those  wishing to subscribe can hand in  their  subscription  to * Mrs.  Noble.  The Institute is planning to hold  a dance in aid of the Mission Memorial Hospital, on or about January  14th and a good orchestra is being  engaged. There will be a card room  arranged for those who do not care  to dance and an excellent supper is  guaranteed. The admission will be  Gentlemen $1.50 and Lady 50������. Further particulars will be advertised  as soon as arranged and all are asked  to help make it a success.  complished with success through a  centralization control in marketing.  And especially so witli a highly perishable commodity. By eliminating  indiscriminate shipping of fruit in  favor of wider and saner methods of  distribution through car lot consignment, the, result is a lessening of com  petition between B. C. products  which so often brings about congestion In the principal and convenient  markets ��������� with tlie usual disastrous  results.  Under the present unsettled world-  wido conditions that affects every  commodity directly or .indirectly an  organization having purpose of the  B. C. Berry Growers Association can  effectively stabilize and establish a  normal condition to an industry that  otherwise might perish.  !  AT. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  ' NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL, ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  Abbotsford  To Renew the Old, Old Wish;  A  A'ery  Happy   Christmas  AG. ANDREWS  CASH   GROCER  ABBOTSFORD,   ���������������   O.  . FOR THE BEST  COAL IN  THE VALLEY  AND  QUICK SERVICE  APPLY  ABBOTSFORD COAL & TRANSFER  FARMERS' SUPPL YSTORE  Successor lo A. P. Sladc & Co.  We buy eggs, poultry, etc.  We sell flour and feed  Operated by li. Leary  ANNUAL  SCOTCH  CONCERT  AND  TO BE HELD IN THE  ALEXANDRIA HALL, AIJBOTSFOIM),��������� JJ. C.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31,1920  Concert ���������conunoncin'f? at 8 p.m., prompt, to be followed by  Dance and Refreshments  All outside talent, including Bagpipe Playing and Highland Dancing  ADMISSION:  Concert: Adults 50 cents; Children over 10 years 25 cents.  Dance: Gentlemen $1.00; Ladies 25 cents.  All Welcome  ar*um*<mm*aimmimB*.,umuv


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