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 f'fii  Ifl  H((  PUBLISHED IN B: C. ON B. C. MADE PAPER.  *SSSK  ���������flE  Vol.  XXViJ., No. 12.  Abbolsford, 13. C; Friday, December 28, 1923.  $1.00 Pen Annum.  .'���������>.  WEEK IS  GIVEN  13. Trethewey, a  was tendered a  111LLIER���������TRETHEWEY  to  and  the  Santa Gets a Headache.      Reminds one of Searchlight Charges  '��������� A pretty wedding, of Interest  many friends in Abbotsford  coast cities, was solemnized at  Rectory of the Sacred Heart, Belling-  liam, at 10 a. m. on December 26th,  when Francis Emma "Trethewey,  second daughter of the' late Mr. and  Mis. R. A. Trethewey of Abbotsford  became the bride of- Mr. William  Lawrence Hillier, eldest son  of  Mr.  anil .Mrs.   W.   J.    Hillier of Belling-  bam.  The bride looked charming; in a  suit of chocolate colored broadcloth,  [iiini::'jcl with baby fox fur, with hat  to match, trimmed wilh uncut led os-  tricu plumes, and carried a shower  bouciuet of ophelia and butterfly  roses. She was given in marriage by  htr eldest brother, 1 eslie Tethewey,  the ceremony being ' performed by  Father Carmody in the presence of  the hn'jicdiate relatives of the bride  am! grcom.  Miss Annie Hillier, sister of (he  groom, made a pretty bridesmaid at-  tired in a dress of black chiffon velvet, with hat to match, trimmed with  gold lace, and carried a .bouquet of  American Beauty roses.    r  Mr. Robert Trethewey. brother of  the bride, attended the groom. A  wedding breakfast was served at the  ���������Hotel Leopold, where the tables  -were* beautifully .'decorated 'with_  flowers and centered with the lovely"  three tier wedding cake.  A honeymoon will be spent in  Vancouver and Seattle, after which  Mr. and Mrs. Hillier will take up residence  in  Bellingham.  Their many friends in Abbotsford  and district wish them every happiness.  SHOWER  bride      of  miscellaneous shower in the Orange Hall    on  Friday evening.  After those present had participated in a contest which was won by  Mr. J. A. McGowan, a most beautiful  assortment of gifts were brought in,  packed -in a work .basket, which was  also a gift.   -  - On behalf of the officers and  members of Abbotsford Review, W.  B. A. of the Maccabees, Mrs. Nellie  Pettipiece, Provincial Deputy, of  Vancouver, presented Miss Trethewey with a handsome , silver cake  plate, engraved,with the number and  name of the Review, and the, year.  In' presenting the .gift Mrs.-Pettipiece voiced the appreciation' of the  entire lodge" to Miss Trethewey ' a3  Commander since -the' .organization  here two years, ago. In ths capacity-  Miss Trethewey has done very active  and valuable work, and * in replying,  stated that the work had been a pleasure as her, co-workers- had manifested  such  a Jri������ndly spirit.  Refreshments were served, and  dancing was then .enjoyed. Miss  Trethewey, who was ��������� married ��������� on  Tuesday, will reside in Bellingham,  and the good- wishes of a very wide  circle of friends is extended  to he;-.  Happily Wedded  IVERSON���������-API'S  A quiet' wedding took place- on  Wednesday afternoon at the Manse,  Rev. W. Robertson officiating. The  contracting parties were Mr. Robert  iverson of Seattle and Miss Edith  Apps of Sardis.  ��������� The couple were unattended,  after spending a honeymoon in  I lingham  will take up residence  ' Seattle.  and  Bel-  in  MANY  ATTEND  JFUNEKAL  OF MJ{. T. TROUSDALE  TWO ENJOYABLE GAMES  ":  ARE .WITNESSED  Marketing Our  Berry Production  By J.A. Grant, .Market Cominissionpi*  In this paper I shall deal with  problems of marketing perishable  fresh fruit on the prairies. .1 believt  the- assembling, packiing, etc.,  should be clearly distinguished from  the marketing end. I propose ' to  - show the cause of low and unsatisfactory prices, apart from causes entirely beyond the control of the  growers, -such as adverse economic  conditions, the high price of sugar,  bad   weather   conditions,   etc.  . The prices obtained for the above-  mentioned fruits during the last  three years have been so disastrous  to the grower that the very life of  this industry is threatened. It is no  wonder, then, that the eyes of all  those directly or indirectly interested have been focussed on this problem.  The economic conditions prevailing over "the American continent  have dealt a severe blow' to.agricul-'  tural and horticultural products.  These conditions arising at a moment when the production of small  fruit and tree fruit in British Columbia had greatly outstripped the  normal consuming power of its natural markets, viz., B. C. and tit.1  prairie provinces, was sufficiently  unfortunate, but this was seriously  aggravated by the attitude of many  growers who refused to associate  themselves with others in co-operative organizations and also by tho  want of unity between certain district co-operative associations.  Unfortunately some of those most,  interested in the outcome of efficient merchandising, unable to comprehend the serious effects of bad  economic conditions coupled wit-.i  the recont rapid increase of acreage  refused to accept the warnings and  advice tendered them by those in  a position to advise, and whose experience rendered them experts In  that  particular   line-  To offer any solution or tho marketing problem before us, it is necessary that we have a clear idea of  how marketing is done at the present  time.  The institutions now doing the  distributing are a result of certain  present-day economic 'developments  whee a struggle for the survival of  the fittest-is being waged between  two rival facSions���������one unit composed of numerous wholesale houses  located at all principal d-'stributms  points, and the other a group ot independent wholesale houses. banding themselves together for the pur  pose of protection^  The effect- of the rivalry of these  two groups upon distribution and  prices during the last three years is  a matter of history. Without an  intimate knowledge of this history,  no one is entitled to offer a solution  to the already overburdened grower  and seriously' expect him to accept  it. ���������  But to this statement 1 make one  reservation, viz.., that of complete  co-operation among all growers enabling them-sto stablish an I". 0. b.  price at point of shipping. Could  this object be obtained, the problem  insofar as the prairie provinces  are concerned, would be solved. Important matters still requiring serious consideration -and adjustment  would be: the regulations and cost  of transportation; cost of assembling  at-.point of shipping, and any reduction in the cost of handling and distribution now paid to the middleman.  But it must be noted here, that  complete uniity. of growers enabling \  theni to establish f. o. b. prices, pre-;  supposes facilities for cold storage,  pre-cooling, pulping) dehydrating,  canning and otherwise manufacturing our unsaleable V surplus, of fresh  fruit. '���������. ���������  Setting aside the obvious needs of  the industry regarding the above,  as well as the necessary instructions to the grower concerning the  variety of fruit best suited to the  trade as well as the value of goods  packing.  But if the prices could easily absorb all the fresh berries, and      our  canneries all  the jam and    canning  berries produced at the present time  there would  be no    problem.     It is  because the production of our fresh  fruit has now exceeded the consuming  power   of  the     prairies,     under  present distributing    and    economic!  .conditions, that  the resulta of       the]  ���������past   three   years   have   not   been   asj  profitable as the needs of the indus-i  t.y   require.  What are the facts? In 1021,-  after rolling as many carloads of hor-1  ries as the prairies could consume,  and' supplying the canneries and jam  plants will all that they required,  we still had a surplus-of some 800  tons. With the exception of the raspberries, this large surplus did not  find a ready sale, and large quantities of processed strawberries were  still unsold over a year later.  In 1022 although the yield of berries was hardly more tha 50 per  cent of normal, due to weather conditions of the previous winter, there  was still more than enough of fresh  fruits for the prairie, trade. And although the jam and cannery plants  bought liberally, we still had processed berries to export to New York.  In 1923 the production was greater than any previous year and far-  exceeded the amount ��������� the wholesalers could sell at a price that- would  return anything to the grower.. Besides this, manufacturing and processing was necessary, and some of  to bo sold.  three  ways in    which  handled,  f.   0.   b.  price  at  point  this has still  There are  fruit can' be  First���������An  of shipping.   .  Second���������Rolling cars to agents to  be sold upon arrival.  Third���������Consignment.  The first is  the ideal method.    It  works beautifully on a bare market.  But it  would   be  foolish     to     blind  ourselves  to   certain   adverse   effects  it would have on distribution under/  certain   conditions. |  Permit me to explain: The jobber  would buy only what he was certain,,  he could    profitably    handle.      The;  fear of  adverse  weather  conditions, I coming  or too free buying on the part of his  competitors,   would  keep       his  purchases  down  to a very conservative  'basis.. "���������   With a large crop to handle the  effects of caution on the part of the  jobber, might materially restrict distribution. -    _  I have already pointed \0iit that  the second method, viz., rolling cars  to agents' or representatives of the  growers, while not as desirable as 1*.  o. b. system, had -many points to  commend, it providing:  First���������That, the organization at  the assembling end has sufficient  control to limit the number of cars  rolled, when  advised to do so.  Second���������-That.a competent, representative of . the.���������organized growers  Jie stationed at a point, on the  prairies, preferably Calgary, to look  11 ft or the interest of the gowers.  At. this point it might be pertinent,  lo say that if the growers could establish a selling agency of (.heir own  selling to all who would buy, it  would eliminate to a great extent,  the loss occasioned by the rivalry of  the two leading brokerage houses,  whose quarrels have often been  fought at the expense of the producer.  There are serious difficulties in  the way, however, of obtaining this  arrangement, and I think it would  be wise to discuss the best policy to  pursue, should such an arrangement-  be found impossible during tlie coming season.  There are serious  difficulties    iu  the way, however, of obtaining this  ���������arrangement, and 1 think it would  be wise to discuss the best policy to  pursue, should such an arrangement  be found impossible during the coming season.  Third���������That the strongest and  most efficent brokerage agency be  employed under a proper contract  granting equitable arrangements to  the other interests, to allocate the  destination of all carload lots; to  sell such fruit; to collect and remit  all monies, and in every way and  manner to give efficient .distribution, co-operating in the meantime  with the representative of the growers.  It would be part of the contract  that each day, or as often'as required by any- change in the market  situation, a conference would be  held by- representatives of both  brokerage agencies and jobbers at  a meeting in which the representative of the growers and the market  commission of B. C. would be present, to receive all information con-  the state of the markets,  the amount of fruit on hand, the  t number of cars rolling, and the  number of cars at the assembling  end, and there decide upon the best  policy vto pursue under the circumstances.  JShould this meeting conclude that  prices should be lowered or raised  to meet any situation then existing,  or that a curtailment of cars to be  shipped, be advisable, and this conclusion be concurred in by the growers' representative and the markets  commissioner, this decision be final  and acted upon by those at the  point of assembly.  (.Apart from selling f. 0. b. at point  of shipment it is only too obvious to  those familiar with marketing fruit  on the prairies���������and particularly  perishable fruit���������that constant, intelligent and expert control Is essential to success. Like a general  who must meet each emergency as  it arises, modifying, or even changing certain plans of action as the  moment requires, so must those who  handle the large amount of fruit  rolled on to the prairie markets in  the course of a few weeks, be prepared to take quick action, when  prices are threatened or danger of a  demoralized market requires decisive  action.  This is a problem that is difficult  to solve. Canada produces more  deciduous and bush fruit than its  fresh fruit market will absorb.  Frut of a similiar kind, owing to  climatic     conditions. ��������� ripens     much  ' Basketball fans .enjoyed the three  games played in the theatre on Thurj.  day evening, against' the teams of  Chilliwack.  Tlie girls' game was the first played, and ended a win for. Abbotsford  of*6-2.    ���������  The Old Men's teams' then took  the" floor, and provided much merriment for the spectators. Chilliwack's  men were well practised, and the  game proved' a walk away for them.  The old original team of the Senior  B. of Chilliwack then played tin?  home team Senior B. and again the  win was for the away team with a  score of 4 9-22.  The games as usual  enjoyed by all present.  The Old Men's Team  had    as its    captain,  Knight.   The   Abbotsford   Old   Men's  team  was lead  by Mr.  Dick Millard.  ' The funeral was held from tho  family residence, Clayburn, Sunday  afternoon, of Thomas Trousdale,  who died last Thursday morning.  There was a very large attendance of  relatives and friends, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held.  Tho processon to the cemetery was  led by member*; of the I. O. O. F.  Lodge, who had charge of the funeral arrangements, then came the cortege and the mourners, followed by  the members of the Orange Lodge.  The Rebeccah and True Blue Lodges  were also represented. Brother Oddfellows acted-as pallbearers, incltnl- ,  ing Messrs McKay, Morrow, Brown,  Bullock, Ireland and Stevens. Tho  services at the 'house,'and the prayer at the graveside was conducto'J  by Rev. A. H. Priest. Interment,  was made in the Ilazolwood cemetery  St. Nicholas. The floral trbutcs were  abundant aitd   very  beautiful.  ST.  MATTHEWS  SUNDAY  SCHOOL  HOLDS XMAS ENTERTAINMENT  were much  of Chilliwack  Mr.    Thomas  Some of the most talented artists  available in the district are. to take  part in the programme at the Scotch  concert to be held in the theatre on  Monday evening. A dance will follow after-the concert.  The annual Chirslnias tree entertainment of St. Mathews, Church  Sunday School "was held in the Parish Hall on Monday evening with ai  "large attendance";  Supper was served at f<:?,0 o'clock,  after which a, fine programme < f  songs, dialogues and recitations w.'is  .-;,.,.��������� Prizes   for attendance       at  Sunday School were presented as  umows: Primary Class, Betty Swift.  Carrie Leary; Mrs. Lait's Class, Dora  Ruthig, Francis- Chapman; Rev. A.  H. Priest's Class,-Robert Baker, Sidney. Swift and  Jack  linker.  All the children of the Primary  department of the school received  gifts from the tree, and- all present  were treated to fruit, , candies and  nuts.  Among the Christmas guests at the.  home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Parton were  Mr. and Mrs. \V. Fox of Vancouver.  Mr. Morris of Hammond and Fred  and Frank Parton of Hammond.  -  The Compliments of the Season  and our Best Wishes for. a very Prosperous  New Year is extended to you, also  Our sincere thanks for the very liberal patronage extended lo us during the past year, and  especially during the Christmas Season.  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE QF QUALITY" THE^ABBOTSFOED FOS'  , ��������� _    t.-  ���������**fc  SS2C  'ii'm''   v. ��������� ^ r" * y~  Freckles and lite Friends  r  It Makes a Difference-  ���������By Blosser,  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Ever.y Friday  J] A. I3ATKS, Editor, and Proprietor  Member of U. C. and Yukon Weekly Newspaper Assn.  Friday. December 28, 1923  Have you made your New Year resolution yet? Do you intend to make _ one this  year?  This issue will be the last for the present  year, and ere another publication it is just  possible that all New Year resolutions will  have either been thrown' to the discard or  have become a part of one's life.' We all  make resolutions, or at least we should, and  in making them il raises us to a higher state  of living thus making us of more use and importance to our fellowman.   ���������  One good resolution made each year and  carried out would make us all better both  menially and physically. Let us start this  year with that, good resolution.   *' '*  The year 1924 should be a good year for  the Fraser Valley and its people.  With the return to bigger and better business in all lines in the province there should  be a grcaler demand for the product of the  Fraser Valley. And with better marketing  the Valley should become prosperous in all  lines or business. We have a wonderful  district here. We have a wonderful.climate.  Why should we not be a wonderful*people?  Wo can compare our advantages of climate  jnu! opportunity with that in any part of the  world, and it will be found that ours in both  cases registers TOO per cent. Let-us get busy  and protect our rights, for there are rights.  i hut we are not enjoying, and which we  should enjoy. A strong pull together should  work wonders during the coming year. We  .���������nay -.ill have a difference of opinion, but  v. hen it comes to something for the betterment of all we should go it. strong and secure  what, is coining to us.  Thou here is for a strong pull together  for the coming year���������1924.  Ach.ilies was a great Greek, but he had  one vulnerable spot and when wounded there  he died. It would appear that there are  many modern Achilles' among our public  men, consequently tlie amendment to the  Public Inquiries Act at the last session of  (lie house. Pardon us if we state that'we believe that that vulnerable spot was touched  by the Provincial Party when it attacked the  Oliver government in the Searchlight  charges. We had always thought that Premier Oliver and his close intimates in the government were above being wounded by any  charges that, any person could make against  them, but should charges be made that wer-a  really serious then they would turn around  and prove themselves innocent without showing any kind of a white feather. Those who  are good at giving should also be good at  taking, lint here we find the vulnerable  spot in many men. They are adepts at saying  those things which they hope will politically  wound or harm someone else, but when; it  comes to taking a dose of their own medicine,  it is a different matter.       ;  A person does not need to be a ..very old  resident of this province to turn to his old political knowledge of public affairs and relate  some instance when members of the present  ���������government tried to attach all kinds of political wrong doings to members of the opposite  side of tlie house, if we adjudge correctly  the culmination of these unfair political attacks resulted in tlie electing of the present  Liberal government in 191(5. The campaign  of abuse I hat preceded that election and was  carried on during that election was almost as  serious as (he attack of the Provincial party  of the- present day. This campaign of abuse  has been carried on even since the 1910 election, ami now that the searchlight of publicity is foctissed in a different direction we  find an attempt to throw terror .into those  who are making the charges.  Why protest so loudly? Either the charges  are or are not true. If not true it should be an  easy-matter to prove innocence. If true then  some course of protection must be adopted.  The opposition leader has also been  charged' similarly to the premier and the  minister of mines. Tis said he is equally-  guiliv. Tlie I-Iinchcliffe motion to have a  thorough investigation is the result but the  Oliver government is not agreeable, so when  the matter finally    comes up. for    discussion  1     .,?    *   i  thus ending the discussion. Mr. Bowser may  be guilty and yet he may not,' but he is willing that a thorough investigation be made  into the whole question of the P. G. E. thus  virtually saying, Gentlemen if you can prove  me guilty of wrongdoing in this matter I am,  perfectly willing to give you the opportunity.  We believe that a thorough investigation  should be made into the whole question of  the P. G. E. from start to finish, and thus  settle these charges made against our public  men/' If the present public men of this province are hot to be trusted we all want to  know it, so that we can retire them from public life and put in their place men who wll  carry on the business of the province as it  should be.  There are many serious questions concerning the welfare of 13. C. that are just, as  important as the building of the P. G. E.   the question of assistance to the farmers in  the marketing of their product, the question  of immigration, the question of more and  better roads and a few other matters that  would tend to make this province prosperous  if properly solved.  We are however apparently drifting towards a continuance of a more extended campaign of mud-slinging which will eventually  find the vulnerable spot in all concerned and  like Achilles they will die���������politically. None  will come through untainted for public opinion is strange and no two men come to the  same exact conclusion on any .subject���������least  of all politics.  PATRIOTISM  Patriotism is the God in man which  makes a nation the master of its own destiny.  It knows no creed save justice, no sect,  no sex, no class distinction. It, alone, of all  human attributes, makes great people and  strong nations. It, alone, of all human  emotions, can withstand the hot blast of war.  It, alone, can protect human rights, safeguard human liberty, guarantee human injustice.  None of us cares to endure hardships;  few of us seek to face danger or death. But  the hard work, the bitter task, must be done:  the peril must be met; the burden must be  borne. Performing our duty, whatever it  may be, for no other reason than that our  country asks it���������that is patriotism.  Say, do you know the kind of fellow wlio  is just to the world's mind? The kind the  world can't lose? The kind that folks enthuse over and take off their hats to? Why,  it's the man-who-does. He's the fellow! Not  the fellow whose grandpa got there; not the  fellow who would if he could; not the gentleman, who is going to some day; but the man-  who-does, now, today. No sitting around  waiting, about him, no expecting something  to happen; no looking for something to turn  up. No sir! He calls the turn and turns  'em; he takes off his coat and doesn't care if  he starts a little sweat; he doesn't need a big,  brass-buttoned cop to tell him to move on; he  keeps the procession humping tp keep up  with him; he is hustle from his feet up and  from his head down; he is not only in the  push, but he is the push���������the thing. And  say, the way he makes things come and business hum is a caution; the way the wor'.d  takes that fellow up and is good to him makes  your heart glad; he's all right, he is; he  greases the wheels of progress and keeps the  world spinning 'round.  THE    WAY OE    PARENTS  I trudged to school on my two cold  feet and carried  a dinner pail;  He glides to school in a limousine with two "spares"  tied to its tail.  Yet I'm pretending to    understand  tho    thoughts of  my little elf���������  Liko oilier folk, in ' this..changing world, T'm fond of  fooling myself!  I worked all day in blistering fields, nor got a cent ot  pay;  He dodges the "cops" from morn to night,-in search  of a place to play.  And yet I "father" him right   along,     and swagger,  "Yes, l know,"���������  This world of his is another    world    from    the one  where I had to grow.  I fed the beasts at morn and night; did many another  chore.  To dress and breakfast, and find his books is his limit  ���������sometimes more,  While 1 fondly pray that he,    some    day,    may rise  much higher than  I,  I have robbed the boy of everything that I was aided  ���������1*  There is only* one ckws of people  who lias ii first claim on the bogy  man, and that, is the agriculturist.  The great bogy man in the lives o.  the' people on the farm today  fear. Their lives are becoming transitory and indecisive. This indicision  is becoming tho deadly encnryi which  is gnawing, warping, undermining  and shooting KIOAH into their lives.  It is destroying the homes of a once  happy and contented people and it  is rocking the foundation of our nation:  The only black spots on the map  of normalcy today, are the abandoned farms. The man to bo pitied, but  not censured, is the Canadian fanner. The man who has the grit, to stay  by the old homestead today,, is a  hero. The man or woman who clings  to the old folks through these times,  toiling without pay, is entitled to  more credit than any other class of  humanity. The young men and women who send their little pay envel-  velope back to the farm to licit")  carry on is worthy of the praise of  an entire people.   .  Did  you  ever -witness the agonies  of a strong man    struggle    between  life and  death?     It is      even  more  terrible to see the writhing of a great  basic industry-agriculture,       (whose  dependents are  composed  of an  unorganized class)   threatened by anni-j  hilation.    Yet, a great deal of this is:  brought on through lack of thought,!  enlightenment and unity of purpose.!  Cold  logical   facts served  with   fi- J  gures,   tell  a   disparaging   story  a>id;  hold out very little    hope for speedy'  adjustment,     in   the  wild    scramble'  for control of maney-, in the remod-j  elling of the tariffs and    trade con-1  ditions,  the  farmer    has  been overlooked.    The farmers being natural-1  ly  individualists,  have  been  slow  to  make the cobweb of passiveness and  indifference from   -their minds.    Cooperative selling,  the only thread of  life   in   agriculture,   which   has   not  been served, is    hanging in the balance. .     In spots, where co-operati'm  has been practised  along sane lines,  the garbled portions which they havi-  tasted     has       lent       encouragment, [  Strong men in their ranks who are ca  pable of clear and constructive reason  ing, are holding on in hopes that the  tide of reverses can be turned. Men  of that mind now realize, that���������Agriculture must find itself.    That agriculture must    organize for    service.  for   constructive   effort,   for   orderly  continuity,  for    justice to all   -who  participate.  Methods of past generations are  being cast aside and tried business  customs and procedure is being adopted. They also are grasping the  idea, that thought mastered, directed and controlled, will be their best  friend in the co-operative movement. Thought is fire and wil'  serve as a steam roller in levelling  out their problems. They are reaching a stage where thought hidden  giants���������men of vision and courage.  ready, to invest their time, effort  and money, to help in the undertaking. Such men now readily understand what success to agriculture  means and in turn bring profits to  themselves  and  all  others,   if       the  "How wonderful is th������ human voice.  It is indeed (Iio organ of (iio soul."--  ���������LQNdlFKLIiOW.  "It is indeed the organ of the soul!" Each inflection of your voice has a meaning for those who  know you. Nothing may substitute for.it. Your voice is  you!  When you have news for a friend���������when a business  matter needs attention���������when you wish to bring joy  to those at home���������send your voice���������yourself���������on the  errand.  All this company's telephones are available day and  night.  British Columbia Telephone\@ompany  Releasing the right   combination   of   nerves is the  secret, of successful chiropractic.  Chiropractic   Adjustments     remove   the   cause  disease.  of  T. GRAY  CHIROPRACTOR PALMER GRADUATE,  ilours 1:30 to 5 p. m.���������Tuesday, Thursday  arid Saturday.  Main St.  Abbotsford, B. C.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director -  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Vftstftin eityJ|  no banks, no Tailoads nor smaller  enterprises. The   old     cock-eyed  world will turn another leaf, slin;.;  some more mud, and watch for the  next jumping off spot.  SWANBY.  MYSTERIOUS  FUNCTIONS  OF MONEY EXCHANGE  Editor:  Sir,���������It may not be new to some of  your readers but to many who like  to puzzle out some of the mysteries  of our- banking systems and tho  elasticity and serviceability, .of ,cur-  ,    ���������        .   ,.. ...       rency payments as made under these,  movement  of perfecting    marketing  r  shoul(1  ,Ike   Uierefpre,    to  repeat  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Ptione 8001 R. O. Box 00  MISSION CITY, B. C.  organizations is  successful.  Men   of   affairs   know   that  Agri  the story of the ten dollar bill  Mr.    Brown    keeps    a      boarding  Wm.   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years among the Stockmen of  the F-������a,ser VJUley. Am #Vn,ili&  w'lj-h th.e'd'iffere.nt breeds of liv6  stock and their Values,  Address all communications to  Box 34 GhilliwacE, B. O'  culture and Steel  are two of      the house. Around his table sat his wife,  barometers and headlights of prosper, Mrs.  Brown;     the village    milliner,.  ity and depression. They know that  the great potential buying power of  products from the farm indirectly  accounts for about one-fifth of this  country's income. These same men  also know that the heart beats    th".  Mrs. Andrews; Mr. Black, the baker;  Mr. Jordan, a carpenter, and Mr.  Hadley, a flour, feed and lumber  merchant.  Mr. Bown took ten dollars out of  his pocket and  handed it to      Mrs.  same under any flag but that    cold'Brown,   with  the remark  that there  business facts alone will not serve  as a remedy unless here is a mixture  of human kindness and sincerity ti.s  a connecting link. The farmer's are  slowly arriving and are no longer  in need of mental stump pullers to  yank them out of the rut of ordinary thinking and they are preparing  to take Andy Gumps advice, "that  you cannot raise honest bristles on  dishonest hogs" and as a consequence  the fanners will prefer to ���������raise their  own  hogs if hogs there must  be.  There is a class of "Inveiitment  bankers" (NOT HANKKFISJ a breed  of financial acrobats and slight of  hand performers, who through the  middleman as a medium', has exploited the producers until they have been  "milked to a frazzle." Now that  the co-operative movement in making way, this hawk of the night is  trying to make sparrows of the  country merchants. The little merchant however has been oiling up  his think tank and is trying to mea-  sur up his own problems. It would  be a pleasanter task to sell bootjacks to his farmer friends than to  act as boot-Iickcrs for the exploiters of tho producers. The time lias  not yet an      * '     I  man becon        1 i  gone out, of  town,  and nevar-como  back.  CALCULATOR.  SUMMER HOTELS AND LODGE  OF OUR OWN RAILWAY  was ten dollars towards the twenty  dollars he promised her.  Mrs. Brown handed the bill to  Mrs. Andrews, the milliner, saying,  "That pays for my new  bonnet."  Mrs. Andrews in turn passed it to  Mr. Jordan, remarking that it would  pay for the carpenter work he had  done   for  her.  Mr. Jordan handed it to Mr. Hadley. requoHtliig his receipted bill for  lumber..  Mr. Iliulley gave the bill back to  Mr, rirown, saying. "That pays ten  dollars on my board bill."  Mr. Brown again pasfied it to Mrs.  Brown  remarking that  he had now  paid her the twenty dollars he prom-.America" as well a<< from h,���������>"~  ised her. She in turn paid Mr. Black ,er centres in The XlniTJl? larg;  to settle her bread and pastry ac- Canada. The sLne miglwl f/-^  count. Mr. Black handed it to Mr.lon'.a smaller sea of hi e fa,d;  Hadley,, asking credit on    his    flouriMInaklTni^r^lff wSh^eS  Mr.-Hadley .gain   returned  it W^Ti^Z^ti^'^  Mr.   Brown,   with   the   remark   that ronage:   OrlnVK ^T^^f-  it now settled   the  balance for that  month's" board.  Mr. Brown put the bill back in U'r  pecket, observing that he had not  supposed a greenback would go so  far.  I II        M      1     w    I    1  The summer hotels and lodges operated by the Canadian National  Railways at Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper National Park; Grand Beach and  Victoria Beach; Minakilnn, Min-  aki, Ont., and other points were patronized to a much larger extent than  in any previous '-year. The new  Lodge at Jasper Park was practically., filled to capacity during the entire season, and has been the means  of attracting tourists, not. alone from  Canada and the United States, but.  from nearly Kill other countries which  provide tourist travel, many coining  frorn-.the orient, Australia, all parta  of .huropo, West Indies   and    South  ronage;   Grand  Beach  alone attracting over 100,000 people.  r  S;n.  Tea is a product of Asia and    has  been used in China from the earliest  c r id     itl   it I    1   1    ^. J */>  if -  -^J-O   I  *   1 I  IrT.  'I1'  A A  t   i.  fy?  W  T * * THE ABBOTSFORD.POST  M  A. R. GOSLING  WHEN YOU WANT  House and  Sign Painting  and  General  House Repairs  Phone 34X - fi #- Box 31  ABBOTSFORD, B. G.  A. E. HUMPHREY'  B.C.Lvnd 3i  rveyor and  Civil Engineer  jKwun  ������   Hart   Bloclc,   ChiUlwnck  BOX    482. OUIU.nVACK  ****&& 4it,������m^in  [g^SH^Viiii-w.ilM������������������*���������������  Gifford School  Has Xmas Closing  On Wednesday evening, Dec. .19,  'he pupils and teachers o1' Ihe <"!"f-  fod school gave a splendid concert  and Xm-Js iree.  A lengthy programme, including  songs, recitations, dialogues and  choruses was given by the. pupils.  Mr. H. Berner, secretary of , the  school board, ably acted as chairman.  At the conclusion ol" the programme Santa Claus made his appear  ance by jumping thru the window  and proceeded to distribute the gifcs  \vhlch bedecked a handsomely decorated Christmas tree. Every kiddy  was-presented with a gift and also  candies  and   oranges.    The  teachers' nc)])0H  t0  til|{e  Plebiscite in  March Likely  VICTORIA, Dec. 17.���������The plebiscite lo ascertain whether the IJritisn  Columbia electorate desires the saie  cf I;uj;- I./ (he glass will probably bo  taken on March', 1021. The Election  Act requires that there shall be a  revision of Iho voters' list within six  months of the taking of a poll. Tho  last revision was in June, and it  wouid take practically, three months  to prepare a new list and get it  printed. refrigerator  cars  by c freight  as  far  The belief is current that the gov- west as Butte,  Montana  eminent  is all     preparted  to spring  an  election, and  by sotting the date  for the, plebiscite', and with the voters' revision presumaby I'or (hat vote  .MAKKKTING Ot'K  HKItilY PRODUCTION  (Continued  from Pago One)  earlier in the I J. S. and is imported  from that country.. For instance,  strawberries arc imported from  Florida for the Christmas trade and  from that date' until June 1 the different southern berry districts continuously supply the prairie markets. The real trouble begins ' with  Missouri berries ' about three weeks  ahead of B. C. They are supplied to  prairie-points at less cost than that  at which B. C. strawberries can be  sold   proftably.     They  are  rolled  in  rwoad&Burranti  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  QTIW   RVIBI1Y   I'DIDAV  ABHOTSI-'ORI),   B.   O.  were also m-nde the recipients of  a number of gifts from their pu-  pupils.  Following the concert a dance  was held, the music being supplied  by Dr.  Woods.  the    Opposition     bi  AUCTIONEER and   ���������  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARAN'JK������ii������  LIVE STOCK a -Special-  P. 0. 'Bos 94  Horns played "by wind were used  by the Jews and Romans in very  ancient times.    .  What -is  worse  than having   two  suits exactly alike?  * *      *  There Is a lot of money in work-  hit,', but It Is hard to get.  ,   *      *      *  So many people are sounding  alarms on ono thing or another we  don't know which way to jump.  * *      *  Acting low down is not the proper  way to get higher up.  * *      *  When a man is talking to himself he believes everything he' hears.  * *     *  A man will treat his wife liko  thirty cents and demand a million  dollars If somebody else gets her.  ' After calling someone a liar you  may And you missed your calling.  * *      *  Every   man   thinks   he   can   euro  your cold even if he can't cure. nis.  * ���������      * *������������������  Common   sense,-is  what  makes a  college education valuable.  * *     ������  Carry a chip on your shoulder and  you get- your block knocked off.  surprise by suddenly calling for a  general   electiion.'  The general election-talk comes  as a surprise to tho independent  members of (lie Mouse, who, it ��������� is  understood, were told during the  summer months that if they kept,  quiet this session and refrained from  firing too many shots at Ihe administration, they would be looked after  to the extent of the $2000 ideinnity  for  another  session.  Recent events have not been at  all favorable I'or the independent  members. Kenneth Duncan or Sam  ("iuth'rio are to lost out by the amalgamation of Cowichan and Newcastle  ridings and Harry Neelands' constituency has.been so juggled as to  make it more favorable i'or-a Liberal victory there, if such a thing Is  possible.  ing on the prairies this system i-'  wrong. The public should be educated to expect the lowest prices at the  opening of the season. Any change  in prices from that on, should be  upwards. My experience is that prices  could easily lie raised if proper control of shipments were maintained.  ��������� Another feature 1' wish to emphasize is this: Above all things, it is  important to stabilize prices. Everyone knows that abnormally hign  prices will curtail consumption, but  everyone does not know that low  prices will produce the same effect,  under certain circumstances. And,  what are these circumstances? Uncertain and unstabilized conditions.  When this prevails, it does not matter that prices drop from- one low  level to another; the consumer hesitates. ,And he hesitates for just  that reason.      He has seen the price  Spruce Takes  Lengthy. Route  Kennewich, Wash., and Hood  river, Oregon, come in just two  weeks ahead of B. C. When our first  car rolls we meet a full market of j of a certain kind of fruit drop from  imported stuff. The -wholesaler1 i*w tn day. nr week to week, and  anticipates the coming of the B. ('.. naturally wishing to buy as cheap-  volume, but usually they take a loss  tJ  ltd jjussiiile,  he awaits still  lower  Only once in the history of Canada was tho rrold production record  set in 1922 exceeded, and that was  in m00, when the Yukon placers  reached the peak of their yield.  During 1922, 1,263,304 ounces of  Kokl were mined in the Dominion.  The value is set at $26,110,050, an  increase of 30% over the' previous  year's figures. In 1900. 1,350,057  ounces of gold.were mined and the  value was $27,908,153.  on the last few American cars, owing  to their being forced down to clean.  The same thing happens anually  on cherries. The California Bing and  Lambert cherries are on the market  in volume when inferior early varieties foni B. C. come in. The early  price of Bing and Lambert cherries  is l\igh. Intermediate, prices rule  for Tartarians When the B. C.  Tartarians are ready Washington is  a heavy shipper of Bing and Lamberts, and when the early shipments  levels.    There  Is  nothing    more He  moralizing   than   this,   when   applied  to highly perishable    fruit    with  short season.  TWO  CiltKAT   LVDUSTIUMS  ��������� Addressing the Canadian Club in  Toronto ,some months ago, Dr. Cor-  less spoke of the possible mineralization of Canada and of the "comparatively   restricted   agricultural   areas  to which we gave most attention  to  of Bing and Lamberts from Osoyoos the almost total neglect of this part  and the ,   Okanagan come     in, they of our country "  Canada's trade is climbing ahead.  Total trade in tho three months end-'  ing June, was $402,544,438, "an increase of $110,S41,056 over the. corresponding three ��������� months of last  year. For June alone total trade  was $179,720,510, an increase of  $44,944,732 over last year. Domestic exports in the three months increased ��������� approximately $50,000,000  and imports approximately $61,000.'-  000.  meet a loaded    market of'  imported  cherries.  Tlie result in every case is the  same. The imported fruit brings  top prices and only suffers at clean-  ing-up time, which takes place at  soon as B. C. begins to ship. There  fore our opening price is the clean-  in g-up price of the imported fruit  then on the market.  Importations in* our shipping season are very light excepting . in  peaches, apricots and pears, "because  in these varieties B. C. is not producing, sufficient for the demand.  Owing to the earliness of the season  when high prices usually rule, the  prices obtained for American produce is greater than the dumping  clause   specifies   as   dumping   price.  The dumping clause is useless in  keeping the public taste from bo.ng  satiated before Canadian fruit comes  in and, in my opinion, the only remedy for the protection of the fruit  industry against early importations  is a luxury-tax applicable during during our non-shipping periods.  In view of the situation as specified above, I would advise in general, that the opening price of.B. C.  fruit, when the market is dull, be  the rock-bottom figure that would  leave a slight margin of profit to  the grower, and then gradually raise  prices as the season progresses.  This policy would have two effects:  First"���������It would make the jobber  far more cautious regarding his purchase of imported fruit, as any on  his hands purchased at a high' price,  would  prices set by B. C. goods, thus resulting in loss proportionate to the  amount of imported goods in his  possession at the time. This would  clearly restrict importations.  Second���������A low opening price, advertised as   the    lowest  that  would  prevail  to  the     consuming    public,  would   immediately     stimulate   consumption.  The result would be prevention of  a slow-moving market. The consuming public have been educated      to  This statement, in the hands of  those mining, promoters interested  perhaps more in the selling of stock  than in the development of property,  has been used to foster the get-rich  quick spirit among speculators. II  might be well, therefore, says the  Financial Post to point out whatever the possibilities of mining are,  statistics of production leave- no  doubt as to the fact that the farmer  is taking more off the surface of the  ground than the miner is securing  by digging into it: The figures of  .1918 show the returns from the field  crops of Canada to be over six times  the value of mine production There  was a big drop in the value of agricultural products in succeeding  years, but as wealth producers ther.j  was no comparison between the two  industries.  Br. Corless sees mining through  the eyes of a enthusiast, and realizing the great possibilities, doubtless  chafes at the great lack of appreciation of' these. So Dr. Corless spoke  intending to emphasize the big future of the mines; not to minimize the possibilities of huge increases   in   agricultural   production.  We see then, for the future, tho  development of Canadian agriculture  to feed Great Britain . and Europe;  while from the -mines may be produced with proper enterprise the  wealth which will go to pay off the  Empire's war debts.  HON. SIXJAN DENIES CHARGES  VICTORIA,  Dec. '21.���������With    the  close of the legislature and the royal commission    to be    appointed    to  have"to""meerthe"'������opening  P">be all charges in regard to the P  VICTORIA, Dec'. 20,���������The opor:  alions of airAniercian concern which  is not only cutting Sitlta spruce on a  larpe scale iin the Queen Charlotte  Islands but is sending the squared  lumber to Los Angeles, where it is  re-sawn and then, shipped to Montreal in connection with a large contract with Vickers' Ltd.. were drawn  to tho attention of the House .yesterday by Hon. W. J. Bowsnr, K. V.  leader of the Opposition, in discussing the estimates of the Department  of Lands. Mr. Bowser quoted from  an article which recently appeared in  the Los Angeles Times, wh'ch gave  particulars of the work being don-j'  on Graham Island, where 100,000  acres, of spruce are available estimated to last the company some  sevonty-five years.  The Opposition leader asked the  Minister of Lands, Hon. T. D. Pat-  tullo, whether the government could  ^ not do anything, either with Vickers,  Ltd,, or with the goverment trade  commissioners, to have such a contract with the Montreal concern di-  vered to a Canadian concern cutting  its  produce   in   British   Columbia.  Hon. M. Pattullo. admitted that  he had knoweldge of the work being  done in the Queen Charlotte group  but said that'it is difficult to decide  just how far a foreign concern should  be compelled to manufacture its lumber. He stated that he had made arrangements with the Ottawa government to have two federal authorities  work in conjunction with provincial  officials in order to investigate the  possibilities of aeroplane spruce. The  reason why the America concern to.s  doing such work ��������� was that none in  Canada or the Old Country could be  persuaded to invest capital' in a mill  to be built in this province]  Improvement of existing lines and  further steps toward co-operation of  services was a feature of the construction work carried out during  the year by the Canadian National  on the Western Region. No grading  was undertaken during the year on  lines under construction, the work,  being confined to improvement on  operated lines, a continuance or the  programme commenced In 1922, such  as line revisions, reduction of existing grades, and the construclion of  second track. These were carried  out at many points.  LIQUOR  PROFITS  HAVE   INCREASED  G. E. matters, the political pot is  likely to be kept boiling throughout  the early, months of 1924. Selection  of one of the Supreme Court Judges  as commissioner is expected, while  it is understood that separate counsel will be retained by the Northern  Construction Co., General A. D. Mc-  Jtae, Premier Oliver, and Hon Wm.  Sloan.  It is said that Mr. J. W. DeB. Farris, K. C. will probably represent  Hon. Wm. Sloan who has flatly denied   the  allegation    of  Sir  Charles  expect  much  cheaper berries as the  Hibbert Tupper    that    he    accepted  season   progresses,     with   the   result   fun(is  from tiie p. q.  e. railway in  that a large part of the consuming  public will not buy during the first  part of the season. The effect of  this is a slowing up of the markets  at a time when the fruit is increasing  in volume, which accelerates a drop  in prices.    Under conditions obtain-  the campaign of 1916.  In the early times stockings and  trousers were one piece. This article  of dress is said to have been separated first ina Scotland in the 16 th century.  VICTORIA, Pec. in. ��������� Liquor  board" profits for the six months  ending September 30, 1923, are  $1,402,'199.50, as against. $1,2511-  195.12 for the preceding six months,  an' increased   profit  of   $ 152.R04.3S.  These figures are contained in a  report tabled by Hon A. M. Manson  today, who says that there is $'i0ll.-  331.OS to be distributed to the municipalities for his period ending  March 31, an increase of $5r,,G 11.2').  The amount of the profits set  aside for hospitals is $ 1 99.S5G. IP.  as against $178,1 52.SO for the March  period, the hospitals reciving $21,-  703.118  more than  the last period.  The latest amount for. tlio nuinii-i-  palities brings the total pail out. to  muncipalities since the bu^inning of  the act, after deducting amounts  paid  to   hospitals,   to   $1,537,739 1)1.  The profits since the act came into  Torce have been $5,642,531.49. During the las't six months $16,517.81  was realized for taxation of liquors  imported by private persons and a  sum of $20,683 is payable by niu-  icipalities for costs of enforcement  of the act byi the Liquor Control  Board in municipalities. The a-  mounts assessed against various municipalities for this work will be do-  ducted from the profits due them.  Cheques will go out immediately, it  is  understood.  WHY SHIPS AS "SHE"?  Inspecting the "model" room  before the luncheon, Lady-  Brown remarked how strange  it was that since first they sailed the main-ships had alwavs  been spoken of as "she." "1  survnose." she added, "they  made her a woman because  they found out that, loved and  humoured; she is an an������rel, but  driven_Wcl], she isn't." She  thought it was Kipling who  said that ships were like women in that thev had nviny  secret hopes and dreams. However that might me, her ladyship trusted that the good ship  "Montclare." the new C. P. R.  Liner, would prove to be what  all women honed and dreamt  of���������the beautiful, the strong,  and the true.  One of the raciest speeches  ever heard at a Clyde launch  was that by Lady McLaren  Brown, following the luncheon  at Messrs brown's Yard, December 16. While the new Canadian Pacific liner was not put  into the water, her Ladyship  christened the vessel, and as a  souvenir she received a beautiful brooch which the recipient  declared ,. would give a fresh  lease of life.to her dress and  The new Canadian Pacific Steamer "Montclare," Y6.200  tons, as she appeared before launching at the Yards of Messrs-  John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Scotland.  The speaker was the wife of Sir  George McLaren Brown, the  European Manager of the C. P.  R., who, with a distinguished  party, travelled  from London  Lady Brown, a Canadian, was  both eloquent and witty and she'  was warmly congratulated on  her contribution to the postprandial oratory.  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, Cruse e used his HEAD; he THOUGHT���������  then he thought some more���������real serious line of thinking. .lust what tc  do was the puzzle Crusoe was solvin g. 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  reading distance 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, war, an Optimist, .also a believer  in persistent advertising.  He wanted a ship���������how would he get il? Answer���������" Advert tee!"  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.  CruBoe was the original Optimist. THE ABBOTSFORD POST  1  .i...f tir-.:. _  We  c.vt^nd  to  our  Patrons  and  Kriends  Our  I Jest Wishes  for a  Prosperous    1JKJ4.  S. F. WHITE  Local and Personal  13.   C.    Phone   41.  Fanners'  I'hone  We. Wish all a Happy and Very Prosperous  J924, and al Ihe same lime me wish  lo thank all for Ihe very liberal  patronage during the past year  J. J.  Essendene Avenue.  ABBOTSFORD. B. C.  PERSONAM  Mr. and Mrs. L. Carsner of Bellingham visited Mr. and Mrs. I-\  Mathews on Monday.  The annual Christinas Tree and  Concert of the Presbyterian Sunday J  School was held in the church on1  Christmas Eve. A very fine program-1  me was given by the pupils, .and-!  S;mia attended the tree in person,!  giving each child a treat of candies!  and nuts.  i\ r. and Mrs. Ceorge Loney, and  Miss Eva honey, were the guests at  the home of Mr. Loney's sister,--Mr.  and Mrs. S. White of New Westminster,   I\m-  Christmas.  Mis. Stacey Fountain and children of MOverctte were the guests  of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson on Wednesday.  ��������� Miss Nancy Miller of Merritt was  the guest of Mrs. M. M. Shore at  the week-end.  Mr. and Mrs. Marshall were the  gues's of Mr. Marshall's parents,  Mr. i.nd Mrs. A. ti. Marshall of  South   Westminster,   on   Christmas  M .Js Muriel McCallum is visiting  her .-iislcr. Mts. CI. II. Kerr of Mafs-  (|ui.  Mr. and Mrs. Percy Wilson visit-,  cd -at (he home of Mr. and Mrs. 101- i  lis. New   Westminster, on Christinas, j  Hobo records were broken in An-'  liotsl'oid on Christmas Day, for one  who was invited to partake of some  Christinas dinner at the home of Mi.  and .Mrs. Anderson, refused to eat, '  which somewhat surprised the well-  meaning   host to-be. |  Mr.  and    Mrs.  C.    McCallum    of  Mission City and Mr. and MYs. G. 11. \  Kerr and   family  of      Matsqui  were  Christinas guests at the home of Mr  and Mrs. A. MCalluin.  Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Williams of  Vancouver were the guests of Mrs.  G.   Ii.   Davis,  on   Chirstmas.  Mrs. Wright and.Muriel and Burton visited in Vancouver at the  week-end.  Mr. and Mrs. S. F. White visited  at the home of Mrs. White's sister,  Mr. and Mrs. Gledhill, of Aberdeen,  on  Wednesday.  Miss Margaret and Master George  McGowan are visiting thoir aunt,  Mrs.  Knox,  in  Vancouver.  Mr. Ii. McKinnon of Stave Falls  spent Christmas at his home here.  Mr. Jack McLean of 'Vancouver  was (he Christmas guest of Mr. and  Mrs. .1. A.   McGowan.  Mr. and Mrs. G. 0. Brown spent  the holiday with Mr. Brown's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Brown of North  Vancouver. .  Mr. and Mrs. Ray of 'Vancouver  wore the guests at the home'of their  son. .Mr. and Mrs. F. j. R. Whitchelo,  for this  holiday.  Mr. Ii. Scotvold of Tacoma is the  guest of Air. and Mrs. J. A. McGowan  and  is renewing old acquaintances.  Miss Florence Roberts is visiting  in   Mellingham.  Mrs. W. Robert;- has returne.I  home from visiting her sister, Mr.:.  Ii.   Campbell   of   Belit'igliam.  Mr. and. Mrs. A. Thompson we:o  the guests uf Mrs. Thompson i  brother, .Mr. MeMeneiny, In Vancouver  on   Christmaa.  Mrs. II. Ii. Cameron of New West-  minster was the guest of her parents,  Mr. and   Mrs.   Fori), on Christmas,  A family re-union of seventeen  poisons mot at the. home of Mr. anil  Mrs. W. Roberts on Christinas, in-  eluding Mr. and Mrs. lilmcr Campbell and family of llellingham, Mr.  and Mrs. Wooler of Pardonvilh...  Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Coogan and family and Mr. and Mrs. W. Roberts  and  family.  Mr. and Mrs. Al. Zeigler of Mission  City spent.Christmas at the home of  their parents Mr. and Mrs. G. N.  Zeigler.  Mr. R. Slice was a recent visitor  in  Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Trethewey visited Vancouver at the week-end.  Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist of Gifford  were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G.N.  Zeigler  on   Christmas.  Mr. VV. Groat is spending the holidays at his home at St. Nicholas:  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Trethewey  spent the week-end  in Vancouver.  Miss Margaret Gillen has returned  home from visiting in Vancouver.  .  Miss Emilene Alder of Sedro Wool-  ey was the guest of .her sister, Mrs.  S. Bedlow, on Christmas.  A wedding of interest will be announced in -this paper in our next  issue.  Mr. W. Good of. Colebrook visited  Mr. and Mrs. Mouldy on Christmas.  Mr. Bryan ChMdick of Northern  B. C. was the guest "of his sister,  Mrs. R. Duncan, for the holiday.'  A' fine programme was given at  the concert and Christmas Tree held  at the Whatcom Road School last  Friday evening. Carols, recitations,  dialogues and drills were well given  by tlie pupls. All the children were  delighted by the presents received  from the tree, and later a jolly dance  was enjoyed.  A new cup has been donated for  the Intermediate B Team in the  Fraser Valley Basketball League,  and is in the hands of Col. Coote.  It will be piesented at the end of  the season.  A watch-night service will, lie observed, in St. Matthews church on  New Year Live to which all are cordially  in.viled.  Miss Isabella McPhee of the nursing staff of (lie Royal Columbian'  hospital visited her homo here this  week.  The staff in charge'at the M-S-A  hosptinl endeavored in every way to  make Christmas cheery for the patients, and by all accounts they wen.  successful. The hospital was nicely  decorated and a Christmas free was  held, not to say anything about the  lovely dinner provided by tho cook  and housekeeper.  Mr. and Mrs. Carin.ichael and family were the guests on Christinas o;  Mrs. LaMarshe of Huntingdon.  Mr. and Mrs. M. Al. Shore spent  Christinas as the guests of Mr. and  Mrs. Dash wood-Jones- ot New Westminster.  Air. I3'.- Buchanan of Lynn Valley,  Nortlr Vancouver, spent Christmas,  with  friends in  Abbotsford.  Mr. .lames Proknoski of Vancouver  spent the holiday at his home in Abbotsford.  ��������� Christmas carols and anthems will  lie repeated 'at the evening service in  St. Matthews church on Sunday, and  special music will be sung by the  choir. ��������� '  The next regular meeting of the  Women's Institute of Upper Sumas  will be held in the Whatcom Road  hall on the second Thursday in January, when election of officers . will  take place.  Jimniic Watson is homo from Kil-  garde to spend  the holidays.  The infant daughter of 'Mr. and  Mrs. C. Weir was baptized at the  manse on Christmas afternoon. Rev.  W. Robertson performing the ceremony. The little girl received the  name of Joan  McDermid  Weir.  Mr. and Airs. A. McPhee visited n  Vancouver' on Monday.  Mr. ,\V. "Darkness wns home from  Vancouver for the Christmas holi-  davs.  Mr. Tiniest Deary has received the  appointment as Customs Agent, and  Excess examiner in (he Abbotsford  Customs office.  Congratulations are extended to  ATr.' and Mrs. .1. L. Preston of Port  Alberni well known here on the birth  of a little daughter on December 10  Air.' C. Smith of Vancouver has  been renewing old acquaintances in  Abbotsford.  Mr. .and Airs. Robinson, and daugh--<  tor Joyce, of Gleichon, Alta., are the  guests of Mrs. Robinson'sr- parents,  Air. and Mrs. West of the Yale Road.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith spent the  Chr'stm.as holidays1 with' friends it:  Vancouver.  Mr. and Airs. Trussle were the  gnosis ���������of Mr. and Airs. Brice of Ne-v  Westminster   for   the   holidays..  Friends of A1r. and Airs. Cottrill  will be pleased to learn that their  little nephew. Jackie Harkness, of  Vancouver, who has been very ill in  the Vancouver hospital- is new improving.  Air. and Airs. Malt Rucker of Chilliwack are the holiday guests of Air.  and, Mrs.  E. Ruthig.  Mr. James Gilmoro of Seattle is  the guest of his brother Mr. Ralph.  Gi'"'"re-  Air. and Mrs. D. -Winton. visited  coail cities at the week-end.  Messrs.   Kenneth   and   Fred   Brok-  ovski are spending a holiday in Van-  i convcr.  Mr. and Airs. R. Gilmoro motored  ���������into  Vancouver  on  Monday.  Railway News  Philadelphia.���������Tin? Canadian Pacific Railway has opened its new  offices here in'Ihc Cross Building at  Ihe cornor of Locust and inth  Streets. Growth of the .company's  business and the gradual movement  of the city's moat important business institutions ��������� in this dirocti/on  were responsible for this move into  larger quarters in the heart of the  ��������� hotel, theatre and business* district.  The olFices which have been handsomely fitted,, accommodate both  freight and passenger officials on  Canadian Pacific 'rail and ocean  lines; as well as representatives of  the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sail It  and ihe Duluth, South Shore and  Atlantic   Railways.  Our Best Wishes for a very  Prosperous New Year.  London. Out.���������This year the Canadian Pacific Railway has arranged  to hold weekly first aid classes at  London throughout the entire year  and the instruction will be furnished  by the employees themselves, many  who have become very proficient in  first aid  work.  By this means those employees  who have had previous instruction  can drop into the classes from time  to time and refresh themselves on  the instruction, while the new employees, especially those in train  and engine * service, whose duties  may require them to be absent from  the classes one week, will have the  opportunity of taking the instruction later on as the classes will continue throughout the year. E. T.  Wright, C. P. R. storekeeper at London, is chairman in charge of the  comniittec, which is looking after tho,  formation of first aid classes on tht  London  division.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  Montreal.���������Judge Choquet's warn!  ing issued some time ago threatening to line the parents of boys causing damages in any part of the city  was put into effect when he, condemned fifteen mothers of arrested  lads to pay $3.72 each for the acts  of their offspring.  . For some time there has been  daily reports from the C. P. R. of  destruction to cars and fixtures by  youngsters who run wild through  .the yards, and use the cars for playing hide and seek. The most seri-'  ous accusations were laid against  boys who were caught throwing  stones at passing trains, endangering-'the lives of travellers. Judge  Choquet ��������� gave a warning that he  would .hold the parents^responsible  fov the acts of vandalism by children. When he had fifteen cases  prepared for court, he carried out  his warning by making the parents  pay the costs of the damages incurred.  OF, ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issu^ed  REAL ESTATE���������Money tp Loan on Good Farm Mont-gagcs  A. McCallum  A MODERN SANTA CLAUS  ��������� Montreal.���������From Finland to Duluth, Minn., via Montreal, travelling  alone and tagged like a piece of  baggage, is the record of Veikko  Tuominen, aged eight, who stepped  off the Canadian Pacific train in  Duluth the other day, wearing a  smile of confidence and trust in the  strange "world . about him. He was  on his way to his uncle, Frank  Salini, at Virginia, Minn.  "The lad recently became an orphan, and his uncle wrote to friends  in Helsingfors that he would take  cart of the boy. Salini was unable  to go to Finland for-him. so little  Veikko was tagged and placed in  charge of the Canadian Pacific. He  came from Helsingfors to England,  where lie was placed on board the  S.S. Melita, and carefully looked  after until his arrival at Montreal.  Still a ward of the company, he was  sent on to his destination. In all hts  travelled about 9,000 miles, and ap.  peared  to  be   as  happy   as  a  clam,  Parry Sound.���������-Parry Sound, On-  tario, w?.; las! week the scene of the  latest of a series of railway accidents that seem to indicate a growing carelessness on the part of  motorists. It was another case of  the motor car hitting a moving train,  and there was about the event all  the usual evidences of gross, foolhardy disregard or danger that  marks most of these so-called accidents. *  ' The engine.was switching at the  time, and was moving at about five  miles an hour. The engine bell was  ringing, and the whistle had sounded 'just before the engine whistled  at ths crossing. A motorist who  was giving thought to the important fact that he was approaching a  railway crossing could not have  missed the warnings given, but in  this' case the auto rolled merrily on  and struck the side of the engine,  and naturally came off second best.  Fortunately the occupant of the car  escaped injury for which he need  waste no thanks on his own watchfulness and careful driving. It  might be a good idea to leave all  approaches to level crossings un-  paved, or make them so rough ns  to compel' slow driving  cars, for in no other way will some  people be persuaded to approach  these crossings at a speed that will  permit them to come to a stop when  their lives depend upon thei**; so  4oing.                 .            . ve __,.;-..-~^  ������lj������ fbmum a (Bmtmga.  We. have looked-forward to this opportunity  lo thank you for the many favors you have,  shown us.   We hope lo merit your continued good will by rendering efficient service during the year.  WE WISH OUR MANY  CUSTOMERS A VERY HAPPY'  AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR  PHONE  V������*������.  CENTRAL MEAT MARKET  An Edispn, diamond poinl gramophone,  practically new, with 28 unbreakable records.  Price very reasonable.  Apply P. O. Box 93.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  of motor Insurance Agents  Fees Reduced  T  HE world is getting so big and  there are so many little folks  and big folks in it. who look  forward to a visit from Santa  Claus, all on the same day, that  the genial old gentleman is forced  by. the pressure of his duties to  discard his reindeer and his sleigh  on occasions and to travel on the  fast passenger trains that are  speeding people home for Christmas Day.������ Nothing but the very j  best will do Santa Claus, and *ihat|  is why, as you see here, he has  chosen as his steed one of the huge  locomotives of the Canadian National Railways. * These locomotives, known as the COOO type, are  the biggest passenger locomotives  in Canada. Santa CJaus posed for  this picture when he was inspecting the engine so that all the boys  and girls, and grown-ups, too,  could be sure that he would reach  them on' Christmas Eve,  Mr. Sewell lngalls of Vancouver  has linen visiting Mr. and Mrs. A.  Taylor, and is now the guest of Mr.  and   Mrs.  Mc Derm Id.  Mr. A. da ten by spent Christmas  at the home of his parents in -Hammond.  Mr. and Mrs. F. Olding motored  into Vancouver on Saturday.  Mrs, C. L. Miller visited Vancouver on Monday.  Mr. Robert Gillen who is attending the U. B. C. is spending the  Christinas holidays at his home here.  VICTORIA, Dec. 20,-^-An amendment to the liisuarrice agents' act,-  rriducing the fees charged by tho  goveniuciit, was Introduced by the  attorney-general yesterday afternoon. Hon. Mr. Manson explained  that in smaller places in the province, men were accustomed to carry-  on a variety of occupations.. The result was that they were obliged to  pay about $4 0 or $50 for all the lines  that they carried on. This bill  provided that oil payment of a $2.50  license fee this work could be carried on with, l'n the event of-a man  having a partner or two thero would  be an additional $2.50 in each case.  Brew a cup of Celery King  * a ''taVof Nature's own herbs and  roota, ��������� the finest laxati've^and  biorfd purifier you'ean get. It gently cleanses the Bystem of all impurities, banishes headaches, etc.  30c arid 60c packages, at ernggiHta.  Services will be held in St. Math-  every Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  A Croupy Cough  brings dread to the mother's heart.  For safety's sake, keep a bottle  of Shiloh, the ol'd time remedy, at  hand. A vei$ few drops makes  the cough easier atonce, and taken  regularly gives complete relief.  80c.���������60c and $1.20.   All cjruggiatB.  U  n  w  ���������ill  ���������(-1  i  ���������I i  "    \ I  i  s;  * i  f  "r."rr^^'K"Vf."^.i>i,Mt,^;.'*'KMnn   n** .n��������� ~n  kAMUHntUS  ksratelSw


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