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 ������������������ ' '      ,������.r..l/!| j.r.. '"'..'  .���������   cv.!_-y.i<j(;yk  /-���������.  &  i  <4  \  /.  J \  >   }r.  -'<?  "v**-.  '"V-*  "'V     '  o',  "v-������,-  '    '  i      *. t  .A\  , B.  C  PUBLISHED IN B. CON B. C. MADE PAPER.  Vol. XXVII., No. 17.  Matsqiii P. 21. A.  Hold Meeting  , The regular monthly meeting of the above association  was held at MntsquiSehool on  Wednesday, January 23 and  was well attended.      ���������^-^'������f  There1, was' considerable'.1'discussion1 over- an ' account '-.for  twenty-one dollars -' for' tho  supply of drinking water to  the school for. the preceding  term.  As it was realised that so  long as the association paid  for the water the School Trustees would take no action in the  matter, It was decided to notify'them, that the association  would not pay for "drinking  water after the end of the present month.  There was also a discussion  on the question of a school library and it was decided to  ask the school trustees to,make  arrangements with the Department of Education for a supply  of books, the Association to  donate the sum of thirty dollars  for this purpose.,  The special committee appointed to act in" the matter  reported that they had subscribed on behalf of the association -to the following maga-  .zines: National Geographical  Magazine, Popular Mechanics  and Children's . Newspaper.  These magazines -to be solely  for the use of the school children" The^children'ai*erat pres-  o^V^rprv^hmch"appreciating - a  number of "National Geographical magazines donated by Dr.  Port. :"   - .    ..  At the conclusion of the  business a musical programme  arranged by the:social committee was very much enjoyed by  all during which light refreshments were served.  The Executive of the Association wish it to be fully understood that in spite of a rumor to the contrary, the activities of this association are financed solely by its members  without any assistance from  the School Board.  MUCH INTEREST IN      "       ���������       'v  BEET  GROWING  INIJLSTJTk  Abbolsl'orcl, 13. C, Friday, February 1,1924.  About This Time of Year.  $1.00 Per Annum.  Clearbrooke. W. I.  Elect Officers  A very fine programme for the ensuing year has been prepared by  the. Clearbrooke Women's Institute,  including addresses and demonstrations on Institute work, by some of  the most noted women of <B.' C and  tho immediate vicinity.  Mrs. Atkin .and Mrs. Hill-Tout  have been appointed as auditors of  the Institute for the new term, and  a group of five directors has,also  been named.  PROCERUS OF  All)  OF  CONCERT IN  BLIND CHILDREN  A very nice evening was enoyed at  the Burns Night held in the Masonic  Hall on Friday.  After the chairman,'Mr. Wallace,  had made a suitable address a short,  programme followed, consisting of  songs, readings and musical numbers. Those taking part included:  Piano duet, Miss McMenemy and Dr.  Wood; reading,-Mr. Hillhouse; solo,  Mrs. Coutts; solo, Mrs. Reyburn;  reading; Mr. J. A. McGowan; solo,  Mis'McInnes; solo, Mr J. Downie.  ' Dancing was enjoyed until midnight, when a nice supper was served.    VANCOUVER BOARD OF TRADE  VISITS  SUMAS  SCHEME  Home of Mr. Ambrose  " ; Destroyed by Fire  The home of Mr. J. Ambrose, situated near.the Abbotsford mill, was  totally destroyed by fire on Saturday  evening." Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose and  family we're attending, the .picture  show in Abbotsford at the time or  the fire, and as the flames had gain-"  ed considerable headway, before it  was noticed by the neighbors, none  of the furnishings, or clothing of,  the family were saved.  The   loss  is   partially  covered   by  insurance.  Plans Made for  Police Quarters  The site for the new Police Headquarters and jail has been chosen,  and tlie building will be erected at  the corners of Pauline Street and  Homeview Avenue (the vacant corner between the residences of Mr.  Mouldv and Mr. Walters) on the two  lots owned by the Government.  The new building will be of frame  construction, 32 x 38, two story,  containing five living rooms on the  top floor, the ground floor to be  equipped .as.a courtroom and jail.  The entire building will be provided with hot and cold water, will  be plumbed and  furnace heated.  A meeting in the interesters oE  the proposed beet sugar mactory was  held at the Whatcom Road Hall on  Saturdav afternoon, and attended by  over one hundred inteiestcd persons.  Mr. Angus- Campbell occupied the  chair, and a full outline cf the beet  root industry was given by Mr. Bacon  ex-mayor of Bellingham, who told  how the scheme had been started in  Whatcom County, Wash., and that he  had come over to address the meeting at the request of people of the  district, who were fully alive to the  value of the  undertaking.  Mr. Bacon explained that by  the terms of the contract,-the farmer bought the seed from the corporation at Jo cents per pound, agreeing to sell to the corporation all the  roots produced, at a guaranteed  price.  Mr. Timms, manager of the company, which is known as the Utah  Beet Hoot Association, was also  present and spoke a few words.  lion. B. D. narrow, minister of  Agriculture, was of the opinion that  tlio industry was one which is well  worth trying out. Quite a number  of the farmers present at the meeting signed up for acreage, un'd a  committee . to canvass Sumas and  Matsnui districts (.was appointed as  follows: .A. Campbell, II. L. MeCul-  loch," it. H;" I31>y,"'.1. K. Cook. A. Lam-  stiii, J. \j. Starr, A II. Marrop; J.  ������������������Villi, N. Hill, A. .McCallum and  Henry Fredickson.      >  This Is'a great opportunity for .the  farmers-.of Malsriui'and Sumas Prairies to prove out- their land, and determine if it is suitable for the raising of sugar beets,in large'quantities',  Should it prove satisfactory-, factories would later be erected within  eiwy. access  of the Prairies.  FRUIT GROWERS ASSN.  ELECTS NEW OFFICERS  The annual meeting of the Abbotsford Fruit Growers Association was  held on Saturday evening with a  good attendance.  Officers elected for the new term  include, Honorary president, N.  Hill; president, W. S. Hill-Tout; 1st  vice-president, L. L. Curtis; 2nd  vice-president, J. Frith; secretary-  treasurer, G. F. Pratt; auditor, H.  Ingram; secretary-treasurer, G. F.  Pratt; auditor, H. Ingram; diiector3  L. Andrews, J. Duncan, A. H. Horn  an'd R. Rowley.  The meeting was a most successful one, and much general business  was transacted and discussed.  Mr. W. S. Hill-Tout, who is a di-  lectoi- of the B. C. Berry Growers  Union, will attend a meeting of the  directors which will bo held in Vancouver at an early date. Mr. G. F.  Pratt will also attend.  Despite the rainy weather, a largo  crowd gathered at the Men's Club on  Monday evening to hear the splendid lecture given by Felix Penne, on  the  life of Charles  Dickens   .  The speaker was verv laminar  with his subject, and told many anecdote? of the great author, which were  very interesting. The lecture was  nicely illustrated with lantern slides.  Songs were contributed by Mr. C.  V. Kay, J. Downie and A. ��������� Thornth-  waite, Mrs. Barrett as accompanist; a piano solo was also given by  Mrs. F. J. R. Whitchelo.  The evening was greatly - enjoyed  and Felix Penne was given-an urgent  invitation to come to Abbotsford  soon again.  WILLIAM HENRY CAMPBELL  Members of the Vancouver Board  of Trade to the number of fifty were  the guests of the Soldier Settlement  Board, on a - round of inspection of  the Sumas Dykes, on Wednesday.  ^' The-party travelled by special B.  C. Electric car. to Abbotsford, and  from here were conveyed on speeders  to the pra'irie. ' ���������  Hon. E. D. Barrow, in .addressing  the party claimed that the dyked  land was worth a . great-deal more  t'liari'wiiat Jt'ha'd'cost'to reclaim it."'-  OTTAWA MAKES  STRANGE ORDEK  New  will  Mr. Victor Eby, who is- attending  the TJ.'B. C. is spending the weekend at the home of his parents, Mr.  and Mrs. H. H. Eby.  Mrs. G. Trussle visited    in  Westminster during the week  Mis. H. Peck and family  leave'in' a few days to take up. residence in New Westminster. Mrs.  Pock is selling farm implements,  stock and furniture by auction next  Tuesday. Mr. Calvert of Ladner  has purchased the property and will  lake possession in tlio'course, of two  weeks. '���������  Mrs. Clarence McCallum of Mission City was the guest of Mrs. Ryall-  on Tuesday.  Tlic Embroidery Club spent a pleasant afternoon at the home of Mrs.  M. W. Shore on Tuesday.  Mrs. Selesby-Hele and Mrs. Palmer were the guests of Mrs. C. L.  Miller on  Friday,  Tliey will be assisted with the programme by three popular vocalists,  and Messrs. E. A. Barrett and J.  Downie,  William Henry Campbell died on  Saturday last at his- residence at Fraser Milis after a lingering illness.  Born in Cumberand, England, 62  years ago, the late .Mr. Campbell  came to British Columbia in 1889. He  lived for a while at Cumberland, B.  C, where he worked as an electrician, and from there came to New  Westminster, where he was employed by the B. C. Electric Railway  company. Later he went into the  service of the Fraser Mills and had  been employed there for fourteen  years.  Mr. Campbell took an active part  in municipal politics and was reeve  and councillor for the Fraser Mills  district, also actinn- as school trustee  and member of the medical board  nivrp Its inception.  Besides his widow, he Is survived  by two sons, George at home, and  John Williams .of Chicaa-o. and  three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Sclater,  of New Westminster, Mrs. George  Piercer, Courfenay and Miss Rollth  at home, also two brothers and a  sister, Mr. .1. H. Campbell of Mission. Mr. Samuel Campbell, Customs  Officer at South Aldorgrove and Mrs.  J. B. McLean of Duncan.  The funeral was held on Tuesday at 2 o'clock from Bowell's undertaking parlors to the Ocean View  Buria Park. The K. of P. Lodge  have charge of-the funeral arrangements. Three Knights and thme  members of the Sick and Benefit Association acting as pallbearers.  Among the names of the nurses  who graduated ;at the examination  held in November, are the names of  three Abbotsford girls, Miss Annie S.  McPhee, Miss Bertha Gatenby and  Miss Eleanor Lovedar.  Three Sardis Teams  Win Games Here  Three fine    games of     basketball  were played in the theatre hall      on-  Thursday when the Sardis     Ladies  Senior and   Intermediate teams  mot  the corresponding home teams.  Some good combination was displayed bv- the teams, and the scoring  was close/The Abbotsford teams losing in all three games.  The games were scheduled tor S  o'clock, but on account of a landslide  near Vedder Mountain, the B. C. IM-  ectric train was delayed, and the  visiting teams did not arrive until  about ten p. m. , v  ]\H\ LEHMAN  Mr. Murdoch Gillis, who has been  for some months at Britannia  Mines, spent a few days with relatives here and in Abbotsford lately.  Mr. Gillis has now returned to iirit-  d"The Women's Institute directors  met re- a special meeting in  the Memorial Hall on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30.  The Princess orchestra supplied  the music at the Sperling dance on  Jan. 25. _, .  Mr. I. Breeze of Prince Rupeit  was a guest in the home of Mr. and  Mis. Alex.  Gillis for a short time.  At the regular meeting of the Literary and Debating Society on Jan.  23, Messrs. D. R. Nicholson and M.  McAskill took the affirmative of the  resolution that national daylight saving would be of value to Canada,  while Messrs. H. McDonald and H.  Fowlcs, Jr., uphel 1 tho negative. To  the affirmative was awarded the decision by the judges, Miss l-������ck|e'  Mr. II. Nicholson and Mr. Roy Gibson.  Mr. W. A. Oswald, Vancouver,  spent'a day with his brother at the  manse, while hero he Instilled a radio set for D. W. Oswald. This  makes throe such sots in the immediate vicinity.  Miss Ruth Owen of the Royal Columbian training school for nursose,  paid a.short visit to her home here,  recently.' \   ' '������������������  A very interesting afternoon was  spent at' the Dennison High School  on Jan. 18, when the students conducted an election. Candidates- having been previously nominated t'or  municipal honors were duly voted on,  everything being carried out-, in  proper form. Many good addresses  were given by the pupils. .  Returned veterans who, on .their  dicharge from the Canadian Expeditionary Force, were given the right  to retain their army clothing, are  now. liable to a fine ot' $300 or a  term of twelve months in prison, or  both, if caught wearing such uniform  without permission from the military authorities. Such is the news  that comes from Ottawa, where an  order-in-council was recenly put  through by the Mackenzie King government, on the request of Hon. E.  M. Macdonold. the newly appointed  minister of defence.    Large thefts of  MILK   ASSOCIATION   ELECTS  PRESIDENT  ANI>  SECRETARY  - At a recent meeting of the Sumas  Prairie branch of the Co-operative  Milk- Association, Mr. W. G. Fadden  was'.!"ap"poi.hted "JHs president, and Mr.  P. W-.;<Starr as' secretary.  Practically all the farmers of the  prairie'.'have signed' up and are now  shipping to the Co-operative Milk  Association in Vancouver.'  Nominations for directors in the  Valley.are to, be on file in the head  office by the "15th of February.  store's'from   'the    existing    military  stations Is given as one of the rea-.  sons, for this new order-in-council.  '    This means that a former member  or the C.E.F., whose means art such  as to-prevent him purchasing, an ordinary, civilian overcoat for use      in .  the cold weather ������nd who has found  his .old army    greatcoat or   "British-  Warm"'to'be quite handy for protection''from the elements, may now be  hailed into court and fined; or    imprisoned if found    wearing    clothing  in which'he served    his    King    and.  Country aiid'-itrmany instances lost a  j limb in" the Great   Adventure    over-  ' seas. '.-..'     - ���������        " ������������������'  The new. regulation will'"applyi to  returned soldier settlers'in tho Fraser Valley, many of whom pay a  weeky visit to the Fraser Valley mar-  1 ket and who are still to be found in  possession of their old.uniforms and  other  military,  clothing.  As regards the serious losses of  military-clothing that are alleged to  have occurred it is recalled that in  a case .against three members of the  permanent force at Esquimau,, the  evidence produced by the defence  showed that-stores having ,a value of  one million.dollars were left in  charge of a non-commissioned officer and privates. Under such circumstances, the judge trying tho  case, gave suspended sentence to the  accused���������Columbian  TO OUR  Store in Abbotsford   >  have arrived a large consignment of goods  which we are busy unpacking this week.  If you are interested in something new  to wear see our  men's suits. hats  ladies: shoes  of the latest styles  We have a fine line of CORSETS, up-  to-date in every respect.  Mr. R. Steiss was a recent visitor  in Vancouver.  LltCJ  Limited  ABDOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  'A.  ft "i"."- ' iflr."  lilt lk..V.. ..-iJt -ii."_J      ���������In. .1   .H.U   .-i-Hi-"������. ���������������������������     ���������-������������������J VI THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Freckles and His Friends���������  r  Do Things You Can Do Best  ���������By Blosser,  n  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ���������   Published Every Friday  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Member of ������. C. and Yukon Weekly Nowspapei- Assn.  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1024  Many people are wondering what the  delay is in the starting of the commission to  investigate into the charges against Bowser  and Sloan made by the new political party of  the province. The investigation was to,  have taken place at the beginning of February but so far no judge has been appointed to  take the charges before.  As this matter of appointing a judge lies  with the federal government we would not be  surprised if a judge were not appointed until  Mackenzie King government saw fit���������which  might be any time within the next year, or  perhaps not at all.  ' It looks like an unpleasant job, and will  undoubtedly bring in a lot of political matters  dating back some years, but the people of  this province are anxious to have the matter  cleared up for all time to come; and have the  guilty parties, if there are any, relegated to  private life. And if .there are not guilty  parties and no charges can be proven it is.  just as desirable to have it finished with.  British Columbia does not want attached to its public men any charges such as the  McRae charges. We can find enough to  criticise all members of parliament about  ���������without referring to wrong doing, such as  these charges accuse a number of them of  being guilty of. We would all rather differ,  where a difference is made, on a matter of  policy and the carrying out of that policy.  There is more real sport to it.  The people of Cowichan are kicking up  quite a row because their fair riding has been  merged with another; and they should be given the sympathy of the entire province of  British Columbia in this matter, for many  ridings were on pins and needles, as it were,  for fear their riding might be tampered with.  But to be obliterated altogether is quite a different matter.  But the people of what was Cowichan  might as well sit down and take their  medicine like real good people, for we do not  see any remedy for it until the next sitting of  the parliamcV, when if the present government are in power the question might be  considered. If there is an election in between times why they can voice their disgust  by electing a real good Conservative to represent the new riding.  It is just another argument in favor of  having only two parties in politics���������Liberal  nd Conservative. A member of parliament,  not a member of the government or of the  opposition must be a whirlwind of .a fighter'  to get anything like his rights for his constituency. He has no friends there except  those who-can use him. But Cowichan's  member has been a loyal supporter of the  Oliver government and should have been  treated much better than he has been. It  means that the Liberals do not want the vote  of the people of Cowichan riding as it was before the amalgamation.  The ISriglitcr Spots.  At this time of the year there is always a  stump in business conditions that often reflects itself in conversation and general  bearing of those we meet in the course of our  daily occupations. In an agricultural community especially is this the case because  there is no money coming in at this time of  year except to those far-sighted enough to go  into mixed fanning with its all year round  work and all year income, no matter how  small the latter may be.  At this time a good tonic for the depres-  sed is to fix'their attention on the brighter  spots. Thinking of how much, worse off  many people are than ourselves tends to make  us feel better.. There is every prospect that  the 1924 crops will bring more than those of  last year. There is lots of snow to protect  roots and provide moisture. We are, most of  us, alive and healthy. We have a new electoral riding with advertising value, and the  prospect of more direct representation at  the councils of the mighty and near mighty.  There are lots of things to be thankful  for. If you are feeling a little depressed, go  and see "The Better 'Ole" at the Rex and see  how Bill, Bert and Alf meet, their troubles.  They are "Even as you and I."���������Salmon  Ann Observer. .  Representatives of berry growers' associations and of the company headed by Mr.  Gilland, accomplished a forward step when  they met at Victoria last week and acknowledged mutual interests in marketing.  Co-operation between associations is the  next best thing to provincial co-operation of  all growers under one management. Such cooperation as the former will probably lead to  complete unity in due course of time.  The only weakness of the arrangements  is that it continues several separate organizations between which the trade could endeavor at will to stir up strife, suspicion  and distrust. If the various organizations  can circumvent this danger there is no reason  why the plan should not prove satisfactory  and efficient. As a compromise between  divisions and complete co-operation, it is a  , good one.  Careful navigation may permit the arrangements to prove satisfactory and all will  wish it well; if not, all growers will have to  acknowledge the last resort���������complete union  under one executive and one management.  Especial care will have to attend price fixing  not only for crated berries but.for jam stock  and jam; and the restriction of shipments pro  rata to avoid glutting of markets will require  the most discreet treatment. These matters  are the rocks and shoals they should be well  charted before marketing of the next crop  begins.���������Farm <Br Home.  Town Councils That Succeed  We have missed very few meetings held  by sixteen or eighteen City Councils elected  to administer the civic affairs of Enderby.  We have watched them all.  And what we say of Enderby town councils is probably true of all town councils.  Without going into details, we would like  to say this word of encouragement to the incoming City Council.  Town councils succeed or fail in the  measure that they do the business of the city  within the council chamber and not on the  curb stone and street corner.  Let any man enter upon the duties of  mayor or alderman upon the false impression  that this business can be done by intrigue,  secret sessions, by hedging and dodging, by  any other method than four-square, all in  the open, and that man is doomed to failure.  Let the mayor and every alderman say to  every citizen: "Gentlemen we are here to  serve you as a community not as individuals;  every meeting of the City Council will be  open to every citizen who wishes to attend; at  these,meetings all citizens should feel free to  bring,up any matter of business it is desirable,for the Council to handle. THERE every  'matter of business shall be handled in open  meeting, and nowhere else. Meet with us;  work with us; seek to aid us; and we'll give  the town the best that is in us."  We have had City Councils in Enderby  whose members conyeved this impression and  worked accordingly. They listened to no  street talk; answered no complaint made to  outside the council chamber. They worked  quietly as a body���������as a team.  These councils accomplished something.  The opportunity is here for Mayor Johnson and his aldermen to do likewise. In so do- '  ing they will have the active support of every  citizen.���������Okanagan Commoner.  Home Town   Interdependence  Every man should recognize himself as  a factor in his home town and become a soldier of the common good.  Why not? We are mutually dependent  every one of us, from the sunrise to the sunset  of life, for no man lives to or for himself. The  utterly selfish man is a misfit in the scheme  of human existence, is a libel upon a beneficent providence.  As we recognize these facts the town  grows and prospers. A town that believes in  itself and appreciates this fact of dependence  upon each other will go forward with rapid  strides, because its people work together for  the common good.  We have in mind two towns. In one the  population increased nearly 100 per cent,  during the past ten years, while another town  similarly situated, only twenty miles away,  has increased about one per cent, in thirty  years. What was the difference? The other  town is cut up into cliques and factions. Some  sets won't trade or neighbor with other sets.  The result is that thousands of dollars every  month are sent out of town for mail order  purchases, whereas in the town first mentioned, where the people pull together, it has  been estimated that the home merchants get  aboiit 98 per cent, of the trade.���������Exchange.  I consider Vancouver Sun's editor-  ial January 23rd in relation to Mr.  McAdoo, an unfair shuffle in trying  to  mould public opinion.  Kale made Mr. McAdoo, in tho  year war of 1018, commander in  chief of tho railroads of the United  States and by virtue of that fact, he  had under control (ho greatest industrial army ever organized, 1,800,-  000   railroad   employees.  Railroad transportation was absolutely basic to the successful prosecution of the World War, as a unit  in serving human efforts and industries. The. railroads oC America  were the life line of the troops in  I-'ranee. The boys at the front relied  upon, America for essential food and  munitions.  In Canada, the transportation sys?-  as the people of the Unitod States,  the United States, private operations  absolutely failed.  The United States entered the war  April 6, 1917, and for succeeding  eight months the private operators of  the railroads, grew less and less able  to manage them. In December 1917.  the paralysis of transportation had  proceeded to such an extent as to  alarm the Allies in Europe as well  as the peope of the United States.  Seaports and terminals were congested so badly that cargoes for  Europe could not be loaded���������side  tracks were choked���������main lines  blocked���������and equipment in general  in a pitable condition. Dark clouds of  disaster hung over the United States  and in the Allies skies. There was  but one solution���������the strong arm  of the Government. The final decision to take over the railroads was  made, in December and the Government took over the control of the  railroads January 1, 1918.  The total increases in wages ot  railroad employees made in the  year 1918, was approximately $608,-  000,000.-Walter D. Hines succeeded  Mr. McAdoo January 11, 1919 and  during his administration wages  were further increased $394,000,000,  making a total of all increases during federal  control  $1,002,000,000.  On March 1, 1920, the railroads  were restored- to private control  under the Cummins-Esch act, which  established the United States Railroad Labor Board at Chicago and  gave it jurisdiction over wages and  working conditions. Upon a hearing,  the Labor Board in 1920 granted a  further increase of $020,000,000 on  top of the total increases made during  federal  control.  i'f the increase of $608,000,000  made by Mr. McAdoo in 1918 was  too much���������if it '.'debauched" the.  people then and again made  the railroad employees further  increase under private control, the  employees must by this time have  been "Angels of Mercy" to the private Managers.  lt seems strange that the Sun  was obliged to cross the border' to  get "poisoned arrows" and I- would  accept this as an acknowledgement  that, after all our railroads in Canada are not so greedy as those ot the  United States.  The various Boards, Commissions  and Bureaus, operating as branches  of the Government ' in Canada,  with, their statistical red tape,  have* added approximately $17,000,-  000 operation costs to the government and railroad annually, which  should have enabled the Sun to secure sufficient material in Canada  with which to slay the incubus which  has "prosperity" bottled up.  Unfortunately the Sun relied too  much on the propaganda handed out  by "Poisoned Ivy" and his associates,  in which the public are being fed a  lot or "bunk" or rather "yellow-  striped truth." SCARING THE PUB-  lic, is a great game.  A.  R.  SWANSON,  Is it Worth While Bo rrowing the Telephone to Save a Few cents a Dey?  Of course no one enjoys having i.b use n neighbor's  telephone. Yet the phone has become such a necessity that, if one hasn't a phone, it can't be helped now  and then.  Good neighbors don't say anything but it must annoy  them. Naturally your neighbor says she doesn't care,  but she does. It would annoy you if the conditions-wore  reversed.  A party line is $1.50   net a month,  service.     Get particulars at the office.  It's   a   popular  British Columbia Telephone Company  FARMERS   NEEDING   HE3/P  C/iX SECURE  IMMIGRANTS  WINNIPEG., Jan. 28.���������Propective  settlers from many countries, directed by the overseas organization of  the Canadian National Railways,  will begin to 'reach Winnipeg about  March 14 and many of these newcomers will be anxious to secure  work on farms in order that they  may learn by actual experience the  Canadian methods of carrying on  farm work. In order to assist these  settlei'S-and also the farmers who require this service during the spring,  summer and fall, the Canadian Na~  tional Railways have placed application forms in the hands of all agents  on C.N.R. western lines which farmers can complete and send in without  financial obligation of any kind. Officials of the Colonization and Development Department of the Railway in Winnipeg will then place tha  prospective worker in touch with  the prospective employer and thus  get the settler away to a good start.  It should not be overlooked that  the immigrant who is most likely to  be of use to the western farmer is  the man who comes early in the  spring, prepared for a year's work,  rather than the man who comes for  a short time, tempted by high wages  which are paid during rush period,  and it is strongly recommended that  as far as possible, help should be engaged by the year.  No cliarge is made for this service  and the company assumes no obligation except to bring the worker and  his prospective employer together  for their mutual benefit. Farmers  who anticipate needing help during  the coming year are urged to make  application early and thus take practical steps to assist the vigorous immigration campaign being carried  out liy the Canadian National Railways.  The aggressive immigration and  colonization plan being followed by  the Canadian National Railways will  result in the bringing to Canada of  many thousands of good citizens during the next few months. To ensure  these newcomers work is the most  practical way of ensuring their success. By the method outlined the  employer of farm labor can supply  this co-operation and at the same  time secure help for himself for the  coming year.  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister     ^Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building   l"  Phone 8001  P. O. Boy GO  MISSION CITY, B. C  Wm.   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years among- the Stockmen of  the Fraser Valley. Am faniila'r  with the different breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C  READY-MADE AXIOMS  FOR THK NEW YEAR  and  i BUILDERS  Isn't It strange'  that    Princes  Kings  And clowns that    caper in    sawdust  rings,  And common folks like you and me,  Are Builders  for  Eternity?  To each is given a bag of tools.  A shapeless mass    and a    book    of  rules;  And each must     stake, 'ere    life is  flown,  A stumbling    block  stone.���������Selected  Business negected is often lost.  Above all, that I be not a coward.  The bull dog-   wins    because    he  hangs on.  A merry heart doeth good like a  medicine.  "High interest generally means low  security.  Let yourself, and not your    words  speak for you.  'There is nothing    in    the world  worth doing wrong ror.  A man's Drue wealth  is the good  he does in the world.  J. H. JONES J  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone. Connection. Mission Gin  DOING ITS DUTY  HA 'TIS DIR-R-TY WORK  "Once there was a merderer with  The  Cathedral   had    been    gayly  docorated for tho Christmas services  or^a    stepping  ,UK]  tw0 irjS]ime���������(.  wore visiting it.  One was from the country, ' and had  been taken there by his friend who  wished him to be duly impressed by  its grandeur.    As they came out, the  yeller eyes.    And his wife said    to : resident of the city said.  Jiim:    'If you marder me you will be       "Well, Mike,  and pwhat    do you  hanged.'    And he was hanged      on   think of it?    Isn't it grand'"'  Tuesday next." I     "Pat," said the one from the coun-   ��������� | try, "It bates the divil!"  The biggest room in the world is       "That," said his friend, "was the  the iroom for Improvement, intjnlion."  MR. WALTER  PRATT  Manager  of   Hotels,   Sleeping   and   Uininff  Care,   Canadian   National   Railways  Earth Bound���������Man never seems  so mortal us .when he tries to be dignified with a drop of egg on his  chin.  '".VERY'PARTICULAR  There nue still conscientious folk  about who carry conviction into the  slightest  detail.  A London bookseller had a letter  from one of them recently, ordering  a copy of Tennyson's poems, with  the postcript:. "Pease do not send  me one bound in calf, a3 I am a vegetarian,"  ���������qTT't:|gi^r^*i,g^/?t-'7rw������'??g?T^y /z>  ',**������  1  I  n  m!fi\t-  w  w  p  A. R. GOSLING  YVIIEX YOU YVANT  Mouse and  Sign Pa in ling  and  General  , House Repairs  Phono 84X - P. tJ. Box 31  ABIJOTSFOR1), U. G.  A. E. HUMPHREY  3.C.Land > ivjor in i  Civil Engineer  doom   0  Hurt   Block,   Chilliwack  Box    422, CHILLIWACK  " '���������'"T.THE ABBOTSFOPJ) POST  H  ere an  dTk  ere  A new record has been established  by the Department of Marine and  I'l.snencs in the number of white  fish eggs collected for hatchery purposes, in the Great Lakes and the  Lake of the Woods. A total of 464,-  560,000 eggs were obtained, which  exceeds all previous collections in  the province of Ontario.  .YarwMd Warrant  BARRISTERS and  SOLICTORS  LAW OFFICE ���������  ���������  Ol'ION   EVERY   ED1DAY  AimOTSKORI),   ������.   O.  i.  m***mM^ ^^^������������������������������w.^���������������������������^������ ��������� ������.������������^ ���������������������������������������  St. Jovite, Quebec, has been chosen  once more as'a .movie, location, an J  arrangements have been ' made 1 y.  Conrad Nagle and Alma Rubens for  the transportation of themselves  party of 17 and equipment to that  place during the early winter. Last  ���������winter Lionel Barrymore and Seer.a  Owen located at St. Jovite for the  filming of "Snow Blind" prior to  taking other parts of the picture  around the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, and Windermere, British Columbia.  A new deposit of soinstone has  been discovered on Trap Lake, a  small lake south of Wabigoon Lake,  in northwestern Ontario., The quality  of the stone has been repDrted as excellent for various industrial uses,  and practical trials are under way.  "Water transportation is available  direct from the deposits to Wabigoon  and Dryden, on the main line of tha  . Canadian Pacific Railway.  It is announced by the Canadian  Pacific Railway that two free  scholarships covering four years'  tuition in architecture, chemical,  civil, mechanical or electrical en-  . gineoring at McGill University, are  offered, subject to competitive examinations, to apprentices and other  employees enrolled on the permanent  staff of the company and under-21  years of "age, and to minor sons of  employees.  Canada's fisheries' production during 1923 is estimated to be worth  $��������� 10,000,000. At the beginning of the  year it was not thought -that anything like this mark would be reached, for the Fordney tariff had cut  deeply Jnto exports to the United  States. But as tho year wore on the  demand and prices generally improved, thus giving fishermen along  the Atlantic coast especially a much  better market.  Approximately $5,000,000 will be  spent by the Dominion Coal Company to open up a new mine and  co"if?ry at Lingan, Nova Scotia, and  construction of a branch line of railway to ,the new site has already been  s'nrled. The new colliery will be  equipped with every modern device,  and a model town will be planned in  its vicinity, lt will have a capacity  of some 2 000 to*" 'hily.  i   ������IHMBiHllll    ml ii   I  THE POST FOR GOOD PRINTING  .......mli,..owu^,m iwl^rj^n.  ������  ?  DOG mushers at The Pas are  working hard to get; their  . teams in trim for the next annual Dog Derby which is to be held  this' year on March 11. Shorty  Russick, winner-of last year's race  at Band' and second to. Morgan in  The Pas event, is on the ground  training. The Morgan team, winners last year, will be driven by  Bert Hayes; Billy-Grayson, who  drove Morgan's dogs last year, will  drive a team belonging to Tom  Creighton. Winterton, another, old  Dog Derby musher, will enter a  team. The Bancroft-Dupas team  is in harness and Jack Bacon has  a splendid team in training for the  200-mile non-stop grind. Several  teams from outside of Manitoba  are expected to test their speed  and endurance against the northern  huskies and their drivers, and an  energetic committee is at work  striving to make the 1924 Derby  bigger and better than anything  that-has yet been staged at "The  Gateway to the North."  This year will see also n "Queen  of the Carnival" contest in which  beautiful young ladies from all  parts of Manitoba will compete for  the honor of being Queen of the  Carnival or members of the Carnival Queen's Court. Entries in this  contest are beginning to reach the  committee and a lively contest for  the carnival honors is assured.  Carnival features are being arranged for the enjoyment' of outsiders visiting The Pas during the  period of the Dog Derby and efforts  are being made to provide amusement for everyone, visiting the  ambitious northerners during their  annual winter fun festival,  FROM FARM BOY TO BRITAIN'S  LEADER-MACDONALD'S RISE  'BY MILTON BROKNER  ICE A Service Staff Correspondent  LONDON.,Jan. 3.���������To be the first Labor-Socialist prime minister cJ t reti 1' itain would of itself be. enough to give James  Rnnisay Mn "don aid a sure place in the history, of his country.  But he has other things, too, that "make him unique in the  long line of British premiers:    in other ways.  ���������   He is the iirst .chief officer     An able writer, a student of  of the crown   sprung    from a economics, he had    written   a  family of humble farm  ers.  He is the poorest man who  has v. /er libid ine office.  He is the first teetotaler  who has ever held the office.  Tie has travelled to and studied on the spot more proportions'of the British Empire  than any other prime minister  in history.  So it will be gathered that  a very interesting, very human figure has suddenly emerged into the full blaze of. publicity and attention over here.  Macdohald's career is something like that of one of a presidents the U. S. He had no  royal road to preferment. His  parents had to work ' hard for  a living and the boy had to  take his share of the hardships.  At 12 he knew what it was to  labor on the poor stony soil of a  Scotch farm. But he had all the  ntense desire of the Scot for  learning and the' "intense firm  will of the Scot to'obtain it.  He got out of the free schools  *>f Lossiemouth where he was  'jorn 57 years ago all the book  knowledge available, to him.  fTe burned the candle at night  labor- regular library of books on so-  beautiful  and moving biography    of  his  wife.  Him Little Money  In his busy life Macdonald has  had neither time nor opportunity to  make much money. He is the kind  of man who really doesn't care for  it. Neither Lloyd George nor H. H.  Asquilh are rich men, but they are  comfortably well off compared to  him, and ex-Premier Baldwin and  the late Bonar Law ��������� were rich by  comparison.  Macdonald lives- in a. plain little  home out in the Hanipstead section  of London. He also owns a small  farmhouse type of home at his birthplace, Lossiemouth, Scotland.  His tastes are of almost spartan  simplicity. He doesn't drink liquor  at all. He is a non-smoker except in  times of great stress w!k"~ he Is  sometimes seen to puff at a clgaret.  He is no gourmand. Plain Scotch  fare are to be found on his table.  His favorite amusements are golf,  as one would expect of-a Scot, and  walking. Accompanied by one of  his sons he loves to take long tramps  His favorite indoor amusement is  reading. He is surrounded .by books.  They are everywhere in the -house.  He' both reads and speaks French  and so knows the best of two literatures. t ' . .  He is charming and genial in'conversation and he is a     clean talker  because he is a clean thinker.  Like Roosevelt  For some years he made a living  by reviewing new books. From this  he got a trick that Roosevelt had���������  that of getting all the best out of a  book in a very rapid reading by  knowing how to skip the unessen-  tials. .  One of his old friends told me he  also had a Napoleonic gift. The famous emperor had devoted friends  in every company in every regiment  of his armies because of his marvelous memory for names and faces. He  ��������� would step up to a line of grenadiers'  and pat some man on the shoulder  affectionately, reminding him of  some deed he had done that had fallen under his emperor's eye. So  Macdonald has the trick of remembering good political work that ; -  simple party members of the party  organization have done.  Supplementing his reading, ho ,  has also traveled widely. He has  been to India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Palestine as  well as almost every, country in Europe. He has never been on American soil. ' - ���������   ||" <  At No. 10 Downing street, the famous   house  inhabited   by premiers,  the hostess' who will    preside    over  whatever social functions   are given   -  will be his eldest   ' daughter,    Miss   -  Ishbe.    He has two other daughters  and two sons, so that      No. 10 will  have more young folks    living in it  than  have been there since the As-   '  quiths moved out.  RAMSAY MACDONALD  cialism, among others being  "Socialism and Society," "Labor and the Empire," "Socialism and Government," "The  Socialist Movement." He also  wrote two books on   India and  ^ .       , -���������  its problems. He was elected to  3etore he attained his majority Parliament from   the   city   of  lie blossomed out as a typical Leicester in   1906   and   repre  young Scotch   school   teacher.  Ie had left.the plough and the  cythe behind him and   placed  lis foot on the first   rung   of  the ladder that led upwards.  Enters   Politics  sented it for 12 years.  Just before the great war  broke out he showed the stuff  of which he was made when he  took his political life in his  hands and opposed the currents  He fell under the  .notice of which were rapidly taking his  Tom Lough, a well-known Lib  eral member of Parliament,  and was appointed his secretary. As such, he came into  touch with parliamentary .life  and began to -study national"  questions. The more he read,  the more he became convinced  country into the war. He championed peace by negotiation.  Stood Fast  Howled at in some public meetings, denounced in some of .the  hew'spapers, vituperated "by ' demagogues, he held serenely to his  course, lt was to cost him his .scat  in Parliament,  and  netted  him   two  the two old     political     parties  defeats,  the word  "pacifist"  having  carried no message of hope and been iJinned to him.  Advancement to--the workmen     He brok? the hoodo������     ab������ut     a  if ttrpar "Rritnin" TTo ininaA year ag0 when he was elected from a  Y t t BTlta?n- *?f J������lnecl Welch constituency and triumphant-  the Labor party and became a  ly re-elected on Dec. 6 last. Upon the  JEAN,   (LEFT)  AND  ISHBEL-   MACDONALD,  ' DAUGHTERS  ..OF,  FAMOUS   BRITISH   STATESMAN,'  WHO ROSE TO FAME FROM SOIL  OF FARM IN SCOTLAND.  onvinced Socialist.  In 1900 he was made secretary of the Labor party, a position he held for 11 years. in  the meantime, also, an organi-  2ation known as the Independent Labor party���������famous in  British politics as the "I. L. P."  ���������was formed, and Macdonald  was made its chairman from  1906 to 1909 inclusive. He was  made the leader of the Labor  party from 1911 to 1914. At the  same time his life had been full  reappearance in Parliament about a  year ago he was made the leader of  his party, which made him the formal leader of "His Majesty.'s Opposition."  A great event in the life of this  man was his marriage to Margaret  Ethel Gladstone, daughter ot Dr. J.  Ii. Gladstone, and a kinswoman of  the famous prime minister. A cultured woman of the world, a stuu-  ent of men and events, she, too,  wrote books about the labor movement, especially as it applied to  women. Theirs was a love romance  broken off only in 1911 when she  died. The bereaved husband whote a  CHILLIWACK  WINS TWO OF  TH RIO K    1S ASKET1! ALL  GAMKS WITH MISSION  CHILLIWACK, Jan. 31.���������Chilliwack won two out of three basket-  hall games' here last night against  Mission in the Fraser -Valley League.  The Senior B 1 game was the star  event of the evening. At the half,  Mission led by 16 to 14, but in the  second period experienced a complete lockout, while the home crew  netted sixteen points, making it  3 0 to 16 for Chilliwack. Senior  B 2 team lost to Mission 42 to  25, this being the home team's first  defeat in seven starts. The Cadets  won over Mission 17 to 13, Mission  leading at the half by 9 to 7. Priest  of Vancouver refereed the senior  games, and Sager of Chilliwack the  intermediate.  SOME MONEY.  I am twenty-five cents,  1" am not on speaking-terms with the  butcher,  I am too small to buy a quart of ice  "oxeam,  I am not" large enough to purchase  - a box of candy,  I cannot be exchanged for a gallon  of gasoline,  I am too small to buy a ticket to a  -   movie,  I am hardly fit for a tip. But���������believe me,  When I go to church on Sunday I  am considered  When    speed     sacrifices  'twere better to go slow.  safety  To be of use in the   world    is the  only way to be happy.  Newsprint production in Canada  for the eleven months of 1923 ending in November was 1,166,225 tons,  as compared with 993,988 tons for  the same period in 1922, the increase  being equal to 17 per cent. The  estimated production for the year is  1.270,000 tons, or 189,000 tons over  that for 1922.  The value of Canada'^ 1923 grain  crop is estimated by the Dominion  Bureau of Statistics at $892,572,300.  Of this total approximately 8450,000  is credited to the three prairie provinces. It is interesting to note that  while the figures for Manitoba and  Saskatchewan are below those of the  year 1922, those of Alberta are above  by over $45,000,000.  Grain marketed along the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1923 totalled  187,642,224 bushels, an increase of  33,324,619 bushels over any similar  period in the railway's history. Tha  increase in bushels shipped was 13,-  086,730, or 9.2 per cent over 1922,  and 83.1 per cent of the total amount  marketed had been shipped by December 3rd.  , Government statistics estimate tha  apple crop of Canada for 1923 at  10,794,500 boxes, which, at an estimated average of $2 a box, makes  the value a little over: $21,000,000.,  By provinces the estimated production was as follows:. Nova Scotia,  5,250,000 boxes; British Columbia,  3,124,0.00; Ontario, 2,275,000; Quebec, 110,000; and New Brunswick,  35,600.  A herd of 20'buffalo is soon to  be shipped from Wainwright Park,  Alta., to the Yukon, where a game  preserve is to be laid out in the central part of the territory. This announcement was ma.de here;by Robert Lowe, of White Pass, Yukon  Territory, on his way back from  Ottawa, where he arranged for the  shipment.  *U1S  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 down, whimper, kick, and  'growl at destiny. No, Crusee used his HEAD; he THOUGHT���������  then he thought some more���������real serious line of thinking. Just what tc  do was the puzzle Crusoe was solving. Finally it came to him in a  flash���������"I have it," said Robinson���������"I'LL ADVERTISE!"  A thousand miles from nowhere���������a possible buyer coming within  readingdistance of his^ad every few years���������that was Robinson's outlook. It was hard times,���������business depression, a stringent money  market,���������also what Sherman said about war.  But Crusoe, as before mentioned, was an Optimist, also a believer  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 pole.  The first advertisement brought no returns.  But Crusoe wasn't discouraged. He changed the "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.  '���������J  H  I*  r\  V  1:1 ���������'���������its iiivfH tUtt ^yW*"'tiiJ M'rM si HW> ii -1������'t*!>&.-fi*l .'*.'������*}^Ki(T' lVMUMA<liutii' *tf^oivj^u - i*m ;������Vni������(i'tn I.I tf������������irf"*���������" ������l i j *i������iiM*w*B>vV*": tl.Jsii *������<ft������WMSW '���������tl^it^A^^i, rrr,'\r-  ."-.������������������:������������������?;���������  ;:i-������f::V:>������^  'ji&  '��������� V.''"';';/'1  '���������''$  s*s  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ���������������'  !-������  "i  Our Excellent  is appreciated by our Customers.  We have   always    the   choicest   of   roasts   on  the market, and treat you right.  WHY IS THE MOON  Wn HOUT WAT13K?  S. F. WHITE  C.   Phono   41.  Farmers' "Phone 1901  Buying and selling Chickens is one branch of our business that  is growing.    We are in a position to buy or sell in large quantities.  J. J. SPARROW  Essenclene Avenue ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  PERSONALS  Mr. B. B. Smith of Port Hammond  was a visitor in town on Tuesday.  Mr.  Zeigler,  who  has  been  working "it Stave Falls, has ,boen home  on the sick list for. the past low  days.    '  The regular meeting of tlio Ladies  Aid and Missionary Society'.will    be  held at the home of Mrs. J, K. McMenemy next  Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. Prank Munroe, who  have been visiting friends on Sumas  Prairie, have returned to Abbotsford,  and have taken up residence at the  home ot Mr. and Mrs. J. Parton.  The pupils of the Misses Steede  are to give a concert and toy symphony in the Masonic Hall on February 11 th.  The proceeds of the concert will  be used in aid of the Canadian Home  lor blind children  Mrs. W. Fraser of Vye Station visited friends in Vancouver at the  week-end.  Among Abbotsford residents who  heard the famous violin artist, Heif-  tez, play at the Capitol theatre on  Wednesda} evening were, Mr. Weir,  Sr., Miss Wineberg and Misb Eleanor  Peck.  Mr A Brokovski of Vye Station is  visiting  friends  in Vancouver.  A song service will be hold in the  Presbyterian Church next Sunday-  evening. Special music is being prepared by the choir, aiul solos will  also be given  by  favorite singeis.  Francis Willard Day will be commemorated by the local W.C.T.U. by  the holding of an open meeting at  thu home of Mrs. L. Farrow next  Monday afternoon. Mrs. W. O. Fad-  den is to address the gathering, and  a cordial invitation is extended to  everyone to be present.  Mss Eleanor Lovedar of Vancouver  is spending a holiday at the home of  her parents  here.  Burns Night Celebrated in True Style  (From   Fj������o������r   Yalloy   Racerd)  On Friday evening, Jan. 25.  1924, the anniversary gathering and Burns celebration was  held, when one hundred and  twenty guests sat down to supper prepared in the Mission  Hotel, which is the little 'but  an ben' owned by mine host  Bradwell.  Mr. P. W. Hunter occupied  the chair. After the seating ol  the guests Mr. D. Lamont and  Mr. J. Dowie proceeded by Piper Ross of Vancouver, inarched  around tho tables bringing in  the Haggis and placing it at  the head ot the table. Mr, J.  A. Lampard, who wasto have  given the address to the Haggis, was unable to be present,  his genial presence and witty  remarks were sadly missed.  Rev. C. McDiarmid said  grace, and addressed the Haggis, ai'ler which Mr. T. Lamb'  sang "By Yon Bonnie Banks"  and "Von Bonnie Braes" which  were enjoyed by the audience.  -incl pointed anecdotes and  stories. He proclaimed Shakespeare the greatest dramatist  in history, Sir Walter Scott the  greatest literary genius of all  time,' but Burns was, and is,  the most popular poet with the  greatest song writer extant,  not excepting the psalmist  ^v*ri. who might be credited  with some of Burns' " follies  without his poetic genius.  Scott saw life in   the magic :������������������  ���������jf romance. Burns in the light j "Then let us pray that come it may  What is the origin of the moon?  Why is the moon without water?  When we come to consider the  theory that the moon was thrown  from this earth by centrifugal force,  are contradicting the theory that  the earth is rormed by the gathering  together of the various fo(tr.s ot  matter pertaining  to its orbit.  Centrifugal force is only a secondary force depending on a basic  force, besides we have no prn'-f that  the earth ever revolved at a greater  rate than it does now. Even if it  did, consider the fact that mighty  Jupiter revolves in less than half th>j  time of the earth without flying a-  si.nder, /what must havo been the  'spued of the earth to throw, off . a  body of matter as large as the moon.  N. I think we may, safely conclude  that the moon was never a,part of  this earth. What then is its origin?  Is it not Ireasonable lo suppose that  when the planets rormed in their orbit that the moons were also formed of the same matter in other  points'of the orbit around the sun  when overtaken by the larger planet  they become satalites ot it.  As our earth it formed on one  side of the sun while Hie moon  formed on the other side what we  might call half a year away. When  overtaken by the earth's magnetism  it became a satellite of the earth.  Now being firmly- fixed by the  earth's magnetism and having no  motion of its owner t is the Earth's  motion of its own it is the earth's  highest mountain. What then has  becomes ot' the water or atmosphere  of tho moon? 1 believe it came to  this earth and caused the deluge not  one but many. And I think that if  we study the formation of the earth's  crust as we now know it we will se-j  that there wore many. In fact I believe that this earth originally had  little water or atmosphere.  Isaac Newton Vail brings forth <i  good argument to prove that the  earth was once surrounded by canopies and that life was on this earth  under them that the fall of the canopies brought snow and glaciers that  when the last one fell the sun shone  through and the bow appeared in the.  sky. I can not agree with him. I  "have been in a coal��������� mine and have  seen the seams of coal one above the  other, whole forests of vegetation  pete bogs as it were that must have  through little or no atmosphere, heat  was intense during the day ev.apor-  aption was great and at night time  the dews were heavy owing to the  thinness of the air,    the    conditions  of every day. Shakespeare said  chat "The evil men do lives af-  ler them, But the good is oft  'nterred with their bones. That  s true, when the evil outweighs the good, and the poet's  thought was that there is some  ^ood in every man. Burns'  shamefaced glories are well-  'ligh forgotten, but   the   good  As come it will for a' that���������  "What sense and worth o'er a'  the  earth,  '���������May bear the gree, and a' that;  For a' that and a' that,  "It's comin yet for a' that,  ���������'What man to man, the warld o'er,  "Shall brothers be for a' that!  No poet ever sang the praises of  truth,  freedom     and    liberty, in    a  would be favorable to large growth  both in tree and animal. Man's  strength would be great and his  yeors perhaps reach the thousand  arrhes in the" bridge of Mirza. Matter  been instantly buried, not slowly  covered, dying and uotling, as it  were, 1 ui 'buried instantly with the  life still in it. There arc many  seams of co.il and under the lower  one is the original earth's surface  uniiiarrcd. But each -seam of coal  (represents a flood. When the earth  first formed the sun beat upon it  is exceedingly light owing to the rarity of the atmosphere and no doubt  many or the pieces of stone work  that are now found and can not be  explained were placed before the  floods and the earth's atmosphere  had acquired its present density.  When the earth'overtook the moon  the pull of the earth caused it to  slown down. We have all watched  the revolving grindstone, how the  water ,is carried up and around it  while the stone revolves. So long as  the moon revolved it travelled in'its  orbit but some of its atmosphere or  water was thrown off in tho tidal  wave caused by the earth's magnetism and the earth had a flood.  Each succeeding cycle brought tho  moon closer to the earth till finally  the earth's magnetism held it a satellite the moon ceased to revolve and  ,the water dropped off. And the windows of heaven were open and tho  the niomi is a small ' planet of our  waters wore over all  the earth.  The water from the moon caused  the deluge and other preceding  floods as shown by our coal seams.  Not the fall of "canopies" as asserted by Vail. Canopies would act  as curtains and arrest tho sun's rays  and this planet would have been a  refrigerator.  The weight of water held In suspension would causo such a density  of atmosphere that growth both of  vegetation nnd animal such as wo  know was at that time, could not  have existed.  Even allowing that we had a day  of loss than one hour when centrifugal force might have thrown off the  moon from where then came the  floods? No, after considering all  the evidence, which after all is only  circumstantial, I am certain that  orbit, that we nave annexed. I have  explained that in the Electric Control of the Solar System why it can  not become a part of the earth, but  that would not prevent its atmosphere from being drawn to the earth.  11. S. CAMERON.  murium iiMmimm������������������iT1  ������ ������  Plum Jam, 4-lb. tin, a tin 75������  ��������� Royal Crown Naptha Soap, a cake 5<fr  Pineapple, large tin 2(ty  Crabapples, large tins, 2 1-2'lbs., a "tin '. 20^  Molasses, small tin  - IS^.  Macaroni, Ready Cut, per lb ' l-lzt  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  a=sssk^a=&rs  t_MW   ���������*  INSURANCE  OF ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC c  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good Farm JHovtgngos  A. McCallum  Abbotsford  clement remains, his tender higher key than did the Bard who  heart, his proud courage and, first saw the light at Alloway a  sound humor. | hundred and sixty-five years ago and  That the speaker    was a , diligent; to-night the celebrations in his honor  Undent  of  Burns'  life    and     works  encircled  the  world.     Let  us  there-  vas shown  by his clever marshaling   fore cherish the noble, the good and ,  of  the     outstanding    characteristics j the true  in our ancestors.    But-roof the    poet's    work,    showing    the j member that we cannot  ivery phase of human life is portray-j past, nor in the present  ed in his poems, songs and    ballads, j moment  at a   time.  ve in ' the  ju: Tor    a  We should  re-  and closing.the review with a brief' member that we are not on'.\ jiving  malysis ot'John Anderson, my Jo, as ! in Canada, but we are building  exemplifying the ideal of that price-j Canada; building a great iiulion that  less boon of    humanity,    "domestic  felicity."  Mr. Smith expressed pleasure at  =ceing many present who were not  Scotch and said that, just as the  British people were no longer a nation, but a great family of nations,  ��������� the works of Robert Burns were  mo longer the exclusive property of  the Scotch, but were the priceless  '���������"ritage of mankind. He declared  that the Scottish character    was the!  shall be a power for good, nor. only  in the British Empire, out in the  world of nations.  Ours is the future to use -is we  will. Ours is the shuttle of progress  with which to weave the bright warp  of our character into the woof of  the future, and fashion a beai'til'u*.  garment, that shall be a national  robe of truth and righteousness.  In closing, Mr. Smith denounced  in unmeasured    terms    all    classes  Mr. Maxwell    Smith of Der      _    _         OcllC proposed the toast of the! Burns also had a vision. Fifty years  evening, to the .'.'Immortal j before Tennyson, opened his Oxley  Memory" Of Robert Bums. Hall he too "Dipt into the future, far  The speaker    glided   swiftly jf3    ������uman    eye    could    see/'_   and  from one phase of his subject  .who might create, harbor, or exeite-  '.eaven of what is commonly called ��������� eiimity in one people against anoth-  \.nglo-Saxon civilization and the fact^ WOiinding the finer sensibilities  that the Scott was found in all parts of the human heart and mind, and  of the world showed his adaptability.   often  linieaghjng  the    dogs of  war,  to wound the bodies and shed tho  blood of the world's best manhood.  The toast was honored with great  enthusiasm, followed by the whole  company singing, "There was a lad  was born in Kyle."  Mrs. R. C. Boyes sang "Draw,  Braw Lads" and 'Gin a Body meet a  Body" as an encore.  In the absence of Capt. Walker,  the Rev. C. McDiairmid in a few well  chosen words proposed the toast  "Friends Across the Sea" aifd the  company sang "Auld Lang Syne."  Mr. A. Wilson with taste and  feeling sang "The Cottage Where  Burns  Was  Born."  Mr. T. Lamb dolighled the audience with "Mary of Argyle."  Mr. J.  A.  Catherwood,    M.   L. A.,  proposed the toast to the ladies and  ���������'the    audience     enjoyed        his    apt  ' remarks about       Burns and  his advice to the young    people     present,  i Mrs. Dr. Stuart made a suitable reply-  After the removal of    the    tables  "Hornpipes,  jigs,    strathspeys    and  Mr. Smith sa'd he never lvu' any  faith in the claim of Dr. Cook to  the discovery of the north pole, an 1  had his doubts is Com man der Porry  ���������:vcr reached it, because neither of  ���������hem had i ,:ule any mention i:: \'wr  reports of having found a Scotchman  n   the  neighborhood.  The speaker said that the work  of men's hands crumble and decay,  but a good and noble thought never  perishes. It i/oonis eternal th <>.���������>;M-  out the n,7i-r������, scattering its feitiie  seed alo.i;: ilie path of hum:., l progress and difusing its Jragrane? on  the .'.'.sfttt air of superstition nnd  prejudice. He urged it a3 a duty,  to strive for the realization, however  remote of Tennyson's vision.  "Till the war    drum    throbb'd no  longer,    and    the      battle-flags  were furl'd;  "In   the paifliament of man,    the  federation of the world.  As   illustrating   the     parallels   of  | noble minds,    he pointed    out    that  breather a  prayer that should  find reels" and other dances were indulg-  an echo in the heart of every honest ed in, Piper Ross and E. Bannister's  to another,  interspersing    his  remarks   with   many humorous  s01t ot toil wh0 loves nis fellow man. i band supplying the music.  1 know a. little girl    whose   name is  "Central,"  She's in  the village telephone exchange,,  All .day long she's   working at    the  swicliboard  With tact and courtesy without a  change.  When mashers   try to call her "little  sioter,"  Oi.- try to spring    the    time-worn  ancient wheeze,  "Hello, there!       That you  Central?  Give me heaven,"  She calmly asks the      question���������  "Number, please?"  One day while idly      waiting for a  ;     number,  1 heard a petulant   old    man    exclaim���������  Ah, well, on second thought, I  win  not tell you;  But  jou  would  gasp  if    I  should  write his name.  She quite ignored his ignorance and  coarseness,  But instantly she brought him    to  his knees;  For all she answered back was���������  "Number, please?"  And*as i pen Ihia short appreciation,  V think tli.-it "Central" more than  earns her pay;  She's always at our bock and call lo  aid  us,  In   business through  the long and  tiresome day.  And when we think of those who do  us .service,  I'm sure that everybody else agrees  By far the best of      all our    public  servants  Is  the little girl    who answers���������  "Number please."  ���������Our  Sporting Editor.  Being everlastingly' on the job  beats carrying a rabbit's foot for  luck.  A party of visitors was being  shown through the penitentiary by  the warden. As they approached a  gang of trusties at work in the yard,  one of the party recognized an old  acquaintance, a negro from his home  town. '���������  "Why, Jim, T didn't know you  were here," said he. "What a.ro you  doing  in   the  penitentiary?"  "Well, Suh," said Jim, "I had  sonic words wid a nigger down on  de C. and O. docks; and in de ruckus,  .' leaned a crowbar up aginsl him.  An-, don't you know dat nigger took  an'  laid down an' died?"  "That's too bad," said his friend.  "I suppose you were charged with  muirdor. Did they put you in for a  life sentence?"  "No, suh," said Jim, "not no life  sentence; jus' funi now on."  LAST   CHANCE  Impossibilities  are    merely       the  half-hearted efforts of quitters.  Now lb-it loap yenr is really here  at last the girls should not hesitate.  We know the unmarried men around  here don't amount to a whole lot.  hut a pretty fair stick may be found  here and tlfere 'throughout' mo  bunch. Resides, it never : was intended that a womn should become  an old maid; it. never was intended  that man should develop into a crusty old bachelor, .wasting his life  sewing on buttons, getting up cold  winter .'mornings to build the fire,  etc. So sail in and take your choice  of what's left, girls.  If you see good in everybody nearly everybody will see good in you.  Winter Courses  IN  Agronomy and  Animal Husbandry  University of  British Columbia  January 2Sth to Febraury 16th  A practical three weeks study  of Soils, Crops and Fertilizers,  Breeds, Feeds, Diseases, and  Live Stock Management.  No  examinations.  No special academic standing required for entrance.  Registrtion-fee $5.00.  -Registration may be made  on arrival.  For full    information and  registration forms, address  THE REGISTRAR,  University of British Columbia  Vancouver, B. C.


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