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 ���������2--������  </.#  %  *EK  m������U  ifl<tqyi  ������ ^CUL' 4lW*~������ul(M'41* itVav y ������t^t>-.  THIS  ABBorSFO.ltD  POST,   ABBOTStfORD,   ii  C  I  ���������rVjifn-i *-���������!'    ��������� -'j������������aJi*J������ioJ''**���������J*****^;  i i-f ������������������ r'nViTi f��������� nhtTi i iinn���������iMiiyiiioMHt jarwiM<iiiffa>"|ii~fiH<MamBMj  ���������EKfiP  *> <u-������i*- 'is* ������������������^l������^3, ������er* cs- ������r.*������*  I  Appreciating' your  Business and  hoping,that the pleasant relations ���������  now existing between us will continue,  We   wish   you . much   happiness and  prosperity for-the New Year.  WHITE & CARMIGHAEL  Abbotsford, B.C.  i   J.E.PARTON  ;l  E.   C. ;Phone   41.  Farmers' Phone 1909  ���������   .S7/7/ (in in <j SI mint  { Having    bought  big .slock  j     .of new designs in  Wallpaper  rraviipirey3.-..;^ff^YTM.',y'T*Vr^TT^"^-,CT-^^  for coming- spring-. I am fulling prices on-.slock in   haiul-  lo make, room for' new goods.  Also havf) some paim nl. a  'low price. ���������   ���������  AjmoTSwrnn,, it.. c  ��������� Have you not oftentimes wondered what was  the matter with your car thai you and she did not  get along as well"as yoii used to do. Then when  every thing was wrong you have wondered what  it would cost to make it go right.  OUR ADVICE is bring all your car {roubles lo  us, we have Wright here, and your car, no matter  what make or break it may be; no matter what  model or what year, we will make it go right to  your satisfaction. Yoii are keeping lo the right  when vou come to us. Our government says  "Keep'lo lhe right after January 1st. 1922;" we.  say do the;right thing by-thahcar of yours, .and do  it now.  We also say to you "Merry Xmas and Prosperous New Year." t  Don't forget our Specialties:  LATHE-WORK,  ACETYLENE-.-WELDING AND CUTTING  ,    OVERHAULING and RE-CHARGING OF  BATTERIES  ELECTRIC MOTORS   INSTALLED   AND  RE-WOUND  We guarantee ail our work lo be Satisfactory,  ������  ���������A. E.'HUMPHREY  (T/ili:   Til y lor    &    Jlumiilinw)  B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Hduni   (i   Hurt   Bloclt,  .Chilli\v,-i(jk-  Bux    -l!i!J, eilllilJWACK   .  an  BARRISTERS and;  solicitqrs  LAW OFFICE  OI'RN'   12VI0KV    I/IUD.W  Attiuvrfwoun,  it,  c.  . Wishing you'  ' . The Season's  Greetings ,  and assuring you of keen appreciation  of your good will and patronage.  5ERT LEE, Baker' and Grocer'  fWa*vrTr^r������vt-/rT,,������*a3nnir*,rT3B������iy������^������i*ffMT\TT'tiizj������atiai^  ���������..'.  asn  ^^^^^'���������^'^^^  Place your order now  for  COAL  A I.   present   prices  .   ,, '   ;\i merry koui>  ./. W .COTTRELL  . COAl; AN J) TJIAXSW'M-.  Iluilding     .Materi-sis,  iLiine,     I'la.-ffcr,  Conic Jit;  PRICES  RIGHT  A T. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Take, advantage offhe   Government    refund of  $2'.f>0, up to ten rases of powder, and blow  your slumps. '  Insurance of all kinds  NOTARY PUBLIC���������  Marriage Licences Issued  mOAL KSTATl!i----iNo!itf.v 1������ JiOiui on tiood Farm Mortgages  cCallum  Abbotsford  i\-   imri-nriMi^f mi-rfcf-r������-T-rn> mn f"���������"*���������* ��������� ,���������...������������������������  ABBOTSFORD  *%  tea iw  ������  Abbofsf ord Garage & Machine Shop  Limited  ~  Phone, B. C. 7 ABBOTSFORD B. C. Farmers 1918  HWi  ���������vmvi  iifiiTgiiWIMtlttll  F. V. HUNTINGDON  wi, Rr8 S ���������*������ fo fray Iss������rSis%a������.Esi  : First Saturday in  Each Month  al 1 i). in".  ALAN NLBROffOVSK  Auctioneer  Of. McPliee's Stable  P. 0. Box 94  CALLED HOME AT  RIPE OLD AGE  (From  t'riiscr Valley  Kt*c������:'il)  AFTER JAM. 1st..  and pay cash for lhe rest of the"year for your groceries.  YOU WILL BE SAFE    ��������� ,  and finish the year with cash to spare, and a satisfied customer of  ffBffl*?  CASH   UttOCRK  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C  The funeral   of the   la'te Mr.  ASSOCIATION  ABBOTSFORD  AND  HUNTINGDON  HUNTINGDON BRANCH  Phones:  B. C. I4f���������; Farmers 1312  .We sell Flour, Cereals, Butter, eggs.  We sell Poultry Feeds, Mill Feeds,' Hay, Salt.  Head Office Hunlinadon, JB. C.  G eorge  Wharton,  City, who died on  of  Mi:  non  Sun (lav ev- I  ABBOTSFORD   BRANCH  Phones:  B. C. 27; "Farmers 1908  ening last, took place from the  Qo-'n ft-  Ocli 11 m  family residence to All  Church,   thence to the   Hatzic;  cemetery yesterday     (Wcrlnos-^  day)     afternoon.    followed   by  friends and relatives.  of    Port    Coquillam;     Mr.    T.  Wharton, of    Port.    Coquiilam  iand  Mi-  George   Wharton,   of  PARTY OP ENGINEERS  REACHES  WEST AFRICA  The first party of engineers which  went from British' Columbia to take  charge of harhor and railway construction work how being carried out  in West Africa on behalf of Lhe Imperial Government by Major-General  J. W. Stewart, 0. B., S. C. m! C.', of  Vancouver, has arrived on the .scene  of operations.- ,  A eable to the Stewart officer here  announces that C. It. Chrysdale, A.  I!. Graham, Angus Stewart and Major John Retallaclc, all well known  here, have arrived safely in Africa,  Major Retallaclc is not connected  with the Stewart enterprise, but has  gone out to take up an appointment  under the colonial office.  A second large party of engineers  will leave London shortly after the  N.ey Year. With this there will be  two or three British Columbia men  and many other Canadians. The  Stewart forces haye not been recruited from this province alone, but from  other parts of Canada, and in pari  from: the Old Country as well.  Word received at the local offices  is to th,e effect that the preliminary  work is proceeding very well, and  that actual .construction will bo in  swing'very shortly. Before the harbor work could be undertaken it was  necessary to lay out a townsite, and  set up a modern village for the white  workers.    Construction  - of the  ritil-  The late Mr.    Wharton   was;  the pioneer of pioneers in,this  part of the Fraser Valley, coih-  ilie C.   P.  R.,    who makes his  residence in the upper country.  ;The bereaved famiy   have   the  .sympathy of all in this lime of  I sorrow.  !    The  funeral  service  held in  |tiie church and at    the   grave-  thirty-eighty  ing   here   about  years ago,   and   talcing   up    aj  homestead.    Later he left    i'orp'  New Westminster,    where    fo  side was in  charge  of the ven  erable vicar of Ail Saints, Uev.  W. Weatherdon.  FiTy pallbearers were Messrs.  he   followed   his I,  that of a blacksmith, al- llVIlllar>  manj' years  trade,   that or a uiacksmitii. al-I  ways  making his headquarters  .���������here.   Later he had his place of i  Fred. Hughes, J. J3owycr. J. 13.  ways can  not.    proceed very  until    the    harbor  hand.  rapidly I business on the  .   KlUgi'lt  ���������mid T. Wren.  Among  the    floral  were:   Wreath, Mi  Wm. Taylor,  tributes  and Mrs. G.  RULE OFT1IK KO.Ui     :->,-���������  \viij. hi<: i:xcii%voioi)  JANIAKV   PIlfST.NKA'T  Commencing a I. (J o'clock on Sunday .morning, January 1 noxt,, 'the  rule of: the road in this district  will be changed to bring ���������<- into  conformity with the remainder t of  the province and the North American  continent generally. ������������������;.  On that day'  alL vehio^r   .traffic  will observe the directioii^tp"  KEEP TO THK^JTjSgHIT  The change will requi-l'^^ipre Uian  usual care,    especially ^.n th:������j part of  motorists, though l.liei^is'ji'o' reason  for    misapprehension ffl1' df'i'(%\s wil  give due consideratioJ.;''.to 'the^egula-  The new regulatiqg^' provWfe that  any vehicle going in$jj|������ie same^direc-  tion.as others it wil^ass.tol^e left.  i?: ���������'"'*:  V'. .... .. .."Vs  --  -       ������������������i-i'Y  Ogle and    faniily;   Mr.    and  J.     15.    Millar;     Family  AI  same property; t  work is   well in acj his residence here, lor many! v#  yeai-s.    Mr. Wliarinn. who had; .      ., , ,��������� .. ,  enjoyed    good    health    until a;.W^afh, rani.Iy, Ma and Chdd-  short time ago. was   one of (lie ! [Ci}]:  Theliua  T. ifali  pioneer days with tiie preent      (-ar,-s-  who  fine old-liniers   of  Valley Who    linked  he    I'Yasor  (he    real  na;  L.   Gould    and  Wharlon; Mr. and Airs.  and a, number without'  men who carry on quietly,  making friends of new-comers,  and passing along to them a  word of encouragemen t. Mr.  Wharton had many real friends  who will miss his kindly and  sympathetic words, in the years  to come.  Mr. Wharton was in his Sftt.h  year and besides his widow lie  leaves a grown-up family: Mrs.  Ward,''of Seattle; Mrs. T. Hall.  u.ji(i'jj n.-\xi>M!>," >;avs Mi:, iu>;(,  OTTAWA, Dec. '2!).���������Charging  ���������that M.r. ?.loigl'.cn's last act as Prime  .Minister was one or usurpation, like  ���������his first, M.r. MacKcny.ie Kinji- yesterday issued the. following i'ulniin-  fit ion:  ,-lf it be true, as -the ���������press reports of this 'morning indicate, that  Mr. Meighen, in order fo provide  himself with a seat in thn House of  (/ominous, ban appointed Mr. Cas-  selinan, th������ member-elect for Granville.'lo m  |io:-.ilitni    in     I lie    Depart  ment of Soldiers' Civil Re-establiah-  ment, thereby creating a vacancy'  in  the House of Commons, and has  caused writs fo be issued for a-:by-  election in that constituency on,January 26,1 can only say that at the  morn en I. such a violation of constitutional procedure can scarcely fail  to bring the severest censure upon  Mr. Meighen���������a censure which the  party he leads must Also share, if it  countenances such an act!  ".lust whether this high-handea  course on Mr. Meighen's part can "be  defended on ��������� technical or legal  grounds remains to be seen. That  it is morally indefensible f do not  hesitate to say. One thing is certain,  the Canadian public will not . fail to  recognize, nor Canadian political history fail to record, that Mr. Mei-  glion's last act as prime minister, like  his first, was one of usurpation.  When it is recalled that Mr. Meighen  owes his personal defeat and the  defeat of his administration in considerable measure to his' ..previous  usurpation of office, his attempt to  regain'a seal, in the House of 'Commons by. a'like method of procedure  amounts to open defiance of the very  expressed verdict of the Canadian  people. ',..;���������������������������  "I resent very strongly the statement which appears in the inspired  despatch, published in the prea:j to  the effect that there is reason to  believe that what has. been done  was not without my knowledge. I had no intimation whatever  that any act of the kind was contemplated, let alone perpetrated; If I had  [ should never have countenanced it  for a moment.  Keep to the Right on  January 1 at 6 a. m������  fer;  ..VI  ���������I ���������  ������������������'fi  ><M  <���������'���������������  *.T.*-  wMiWBwaBi  MlWIWBBW  ;-;i  n (  mS^Ssammmamisi  aauamilttmm������mmni'Li!iimm\i>mmi-iiaajMt!mna  ���������V'  M  1 iu ait ������.^������"f|w? 1 ii i/IU'it-MK*"??^',-,  "i''.'..'*41i'������������������^'':v->������H... i..  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  .- (.  Vol. XXIIL,'No. 6  ABBOTSFORD, B, C.  FRIDAY; DECEMBER  30, 1921.  _ ,  lj������..!...������������������ ���������_'_. .    __       $1.00 per Year  t>������$  .     V  Last skssion of  m'atsq.u.i. council  CAlUN'iOT US SWOHN  . IN  OS  'lill'ltSDAV  ' MATRQUI.^Doo.;,^.!.���������-The Mulsqui  Coitncil met .for the last session in  1921, ut the, reeve's office- in Abbotsford, on Saturday "last, (o'wi'nd up  the business of the your.  A Happy, Christmassy fooling was  engendered at oneebv a letler from  th������'Children's Aid Society of Vancouver, addressed to Conn, Morrison.  The superintendent was full of grnl-  itiiiie for the produce collected in  the municipality and sent lo I ho orphanage. l'Yirly-elghl rtacks of vofi-  Alable'fl, two rtaclcs and nine boxes of  apples had been shipped by lh������ Li. C.  ti. it., and the object of lhe lei t or  Was to convey !hanks to all who had  ! lirtiidled the donations. . The s'uperin-  >. tenuent was anxious to contradict ino  I rumor that the children's    home was  ' a government    institution or    under  (government support. ' The onTv help  ! ; ���������, i    ��������� . 'v      *       '-      '.  j received -that way  was an allowance  i of $2, per-'month per child for ���������iliilcl-  }[i;bn coming iiom    outside    the    pro-1 Succeeded later by' Dr. ICing"! Provin-  i\  Premier-. Minister A->f External .���������Mii-  anOfi'and President of the Council--  Mackoii'/iio   King,   Ontario.  I'Mnanee���������W. S. Kidding. Nova  Keotin. ��������� ��������� s  Marino��������� ICriinsl   Lapoiiile,   Quebec,  , I'oatinasler-Ounonil���������Charles   Mur  phy, Ontario. '���������    -  -   Juslice���������Sir l.omor Cloitiu. Quebec.  llulhvayfi���������\V. (!. Kennedy, Ontario.   ' ;. : V .  MiliUa"imd Naval Service���������George  l\   Grahaui,   Onlario.  Interior���������Charles   Stewart,   Alher-  I a ���������  Health and Soldiers' I'to-e-p.tabl.sh-  ment���������.-Dr.   Belaud,  Quebec.  Trade and Crnninereu���������.l. A. Kobh,  Quebec.  Agi'ioullui'o������������������ W. It. Mother .veil,  Saskatchewan.  Labor���������-.Limes   Murdoclc,   Ontario.  Stale���������A. H. Copp, . New l'.runs-  wick.  Solicitor-General���������D. D. M'cKonzie  Nova   Scotia.  Customs���������Jacques' Bureau, Que:  bee. -  Public Works���������Senator Bostock,  Criiish Columbia   (temporary), to be  Official Returii'p Of  Fraser y alley ^C'antesI  ���������s>  or  The -official election-;-;-ret urns  the Fraser. Valley , constituency, as  given out. by : Return in*:;' Officer fi.  Cnwloy, give Mr. ioigin'-'Mtinro'a iiin-  jority of 5li> votes'. ������������������A't'p'liU of 8.339  ballots \yere citst,.1 4,:i07 for Mr.  iVIunro and '1,092 'i'or Mrf,'Staooy.  The following are'th'e details:  ''Mfunro Sta.'cey  . yince.    For the running of the instill tiitibii the society was dependent en-  ,;tirely on voluntary    subscriptions of  '-nioney and of produce' .such'   as the  5 Residents' 'of    this    district    had  for-'  ��������� ^iifaed.'.^rid much gratitude was ex-  p'fe'saed . in the communication.  ��������� Mrs. Olyman also'expressed'thanks  i'io the. council, stating    that she'was  OPEN-skat von :>rn. mkk;rkn  OTTAWA,"Dec. 28.--Political-- ev-  '"W. in.ie?ce"ipt������o't'a-,niother^pev.ision>-ents. oJ'rt!ie(..daycare ^-iiKlJcativ.e.-that,  ��������� the lit.   Hon".  Arthur  Meighen, pres-  The recent flood ;h-ad spread .considerable damage about- the municipality.    Mail carriers reported fallen  cial'Minister   of    Public   Works    of  British   Columbia.  Without portfolio���������T. A. Low, Ontario; Senator Dandurand, Quebec;  John Ewgii Sinclair, Prince Edward  ���������Island.  ent prime minister, plans to remain  in public life. Following a meeting  ���������of the cabinet yesterday   afternoon,  trees across the roads and there were [ writs were issued for a by-election in  Grenville County, Out.,    January 2ti,  land slides and    .washouts.    One    of  two    slides on,the   Straiton Road    is  I thought by" Miv Wm. Harrison to    be  \ clue to negligence by the municipality  ' and he has   notified'   Conn.    Penson  ' "thai he considers the council/responsible for the   damage    done by    the  keily creek.  i     Ori Marshe's Hill there   is a   "huge  obstruction over  which  the ranohers  [\ have" to stagger  with    their    loaded  fimillc cans.  Coun. Morrison is notify-'  \\ing the C. N. P.. through the clerk,  {hit he niust make temporary use of  |? an eight-foot strip of their right of  h Way for a distance of (!0 feet, until  |-he can make the road passable, by  removing the slide.  Barr Bros, apparently did not heed  the notice of the    clerk  'the vacancy having occurred owing to  S. C. Casselman. Conservative member-elect, accepting a salaried office  under the crown. The said office  is a fifty-dollar-a-month clerkship  in the Department of Soldiers' Civil  Re-establishment, which 'it-is not expected that "Mr. Casselman -who is a  practising barrister in Prescott, Ont.,  will  long  retain.  When nominations are received  \ for (lie division on January 12, the  'intention, it is stated, is to nominate  Mr. Meighen in the Conservative interest, with a view to his leading the  Conservative opposition next session.  Had a member-elect resigned to open  a constituency, Mr. Meighen would  not. be able lo    fake his   seat at the  Abbotsford    >:T2 08  Afchelitz - :.' :.}I0G.  Aberdeon,   ..'.��������� -..,..' y'3(! -  Albion .������������������;...:.. -:..:; 3".  Agassisj Li...'.; ::.!...-.:..,���������:.:,V-<> .  Burnulfiam '  ���������.'.'.';../.������ 02;  Ghoain    -:.~.- :..-...:..'.-.;..-..".-i.'l 27.'  Chilliwack" .lV..: :.:....f.c,l'i  Claybtinr  .-.'.:.' : -....'.'>. |-.>-  Columbia; Valley   : 12'  .Deroche    .���������..,...>!������;(  Dewdney   .148  Durieu i .< ^30- ���������  East Chilliwack-' .....''."-,85  Fairfield .Island   ; 82"  Huntingdon    .��������� J....'.'-;i35  Hatxic  ...\ ."........':;'2 2 -  Harrison 'Hot Springs '..;.', 21o  Harrison, Mills ,. .;..'.'  47."'  Hope   '. '...IT.'i- '60  loco     .-.'j 7;3'  Jessica   .'.: -.'.'....\\'lQ  Floods   '.'...,...'..., !...'.^"lC  .  Lake   Buntzen ;..'.<' 10 .  Marsh's' Landing ':..* 'll~  Matsqui     -. .( .'.'...'! 12.V .  Mt.  Lehman  North '.:'......_;S5" ...  M.t. Lehman South ..'..-  '3 5;-,  Maillardyille    :..'.::.....20-Or;)  JVIapie" Ridge- ..;.!;.^���������> 3%7   '-  MissionVCity '......'..;...". 1.^.2S7,  . Ni c'ojrueji iSch o/jl ..'S>^J:C..'Jkt~^  Parson's . Hill  ." '..'..'."..":.'-v "-iS,"  Peardonyille .'..." 5*0  Pitt Lake     5  Pitt Meadows    7 6  Port   Coquitlam   ....��������� 177  Port  Hammond   ���������    98  Port   Haney         113  Port   Moody    loG  Popkum .-   2 6  Rosedale!  ,.2 0 6  Ruskin  ; ,   34  Ruby C-ieek       S  Sardis   ..; 182  Sumas  Mountain     22  Silverdaie       3 0  Stave   Falls ���������    If.  Steelhead       12  Sunnyside       20  St.    Elmo   ,   28  tipper Pitt  Lake       5  Webster's Corner    2 0  Whonock    ..., '2 9  .Waleach        5  Yarrow'    ,   :")9  Yennado'n         8  i ���������>.  opening session.'   Should lie be elect-1 yaje  ed  in Gionviile.  however, he     would ��������� f)radner'      6  be able to take his   seat at the opening and participate in  the debate on  forbidding 1 thG atlc|rc".ss in reply    to lhe -Speech  |   IMttUUCI ..~        O I)  Tipper Sumas  -..  33  Hope Advance  Poll       2  * them'to use big    trucks in    hauling j f,.om ||10 Throne.  'Shingle bolts from  Mission  to  Mats-: , ���������  267  ' 108  12  4 3  13 6,  '    42  - - '4 f.  'at; 4  .    7?-  0'  5(1  ���������   6 4,  3 0  12Sr  ' ���������-A1  ���������;->12  124  12  '"   20  75  70  12  JO  '   32  12  4.1  ,G6  ��������� 1 f)'  47  :'.    7-1"  ���������2J.-3  \ <v  4  JO  25  ���������n  2 f>'2  124  151  1-1 I  13  323  ��������� -1  ' 23:.  3d  3*3  36  !)  2 0-  2 0  ll  ^   i *  :  I  7!>  20  L  PERSONALS  Miss Agnes Gillen and Mr. James  Gillen ;ire honie from the University  for their' holidays.  Itov. .I/ Wright of Langloy si)ont  Christmas in Abbotsford with 4;.is  parent s.-  Mr. S. Uoothroyd of Cloverdalo recently visited his sister, Mrs. Geo.  Wright.  ���������Mr. and  Mrs. Colin    Manning'    of  Vancouver    visited     Mr.     Manning's  mother and sister this week.  J     Mr.  .'lack    McLean,     formerly     of  {Abbotsford is spending his    holidays  I here,   renewing   acquaintances.  ��������������� . Miss A, Weatberbee and her neice,  Miss Doris Weatberbee, are spending  t lie week  in Vancouver.  Miss  Helen .Fowler of    Vancouver  has been spending sev.eral days  with  her'grand-parents, Mr. and   Mrs.    IL'  ���������J".  Weatberbee.  Miss Margaret McCrimmon was  "the recent-guest of Mrs. R.- Beaton of  Mt.   Lehman.'.-��������� >:  Mr. and Mrs. Steffan and son Jack  of Chilliwack were tile guest's of Mrs.  1-i. Fraser for ^Christmas.'  , On'-Wednesday evening a -very  successful "Christmas Tree" and entertainment was given in the Presbyterian Church. The Orchestra favored the audience with several fine  selections,'while many of the 'Sunday  School pupils,took part in'recitations  and songs."    ,  The death occurred, in Vancouver'  on Sunday, December 25th, of Mrs.  Trethewey, wife of the "late Arthur  Treth'ewey., The sorrowing* fxmily  have the sympathy of the community.  and  thirty-one women���������who    graduated  at  this  time.    These   -students''  represent nineteen states'of the Union  and  the following  foreign coun-'  tries:     Canada,     England,    Scotland,  Ireland, Africa,. Germany    and* Nor-���������  way.    The graduation     address',.was  given by Rev. J. Knox Montgomery,-  D.  D..  President of Muskingum -Col- ���������  lege, New Concord, Ohio.  Mr. Hunter expects to   remain'   at  the  institute and take post-graduate  work.    He will then return to West- '  crn  Canada for'   work    in     Alberta  among (he  foreigners, teaching Eng--  lish and Bible.  Hunt's ilarber Shop, for a full  line of Barber Supplies and Confectionery,  Pipes and Tobaccos/ .  The Live Slock .Branch of the Department of ^Agriculture at Ottawa  are about lo inaugurate a plan for  botabiishirg 'Boys' Breeding Clube'  throughout the country for the en:  oouragement and training of boys  in the raising of. cattle.     -  The plan of these Clubs will be advised by the Department. All the  Canadian Banks have ' agreed to cooperate' with the Government in this  movement and have .arranged to  make loans fo the members of the  Clubs for the purpose of raising-cattle, particulars of Which may be obtained at the Ttoyal Bank of Canada,  Abbotsford, B. C.    ������  Services will be held in St. Math-  e'w's Anglican Church at Abbotsford  every Sunday night at 7:30. >��������� Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  Mr. Lou Smith-of.    Matsqui is ruu-  Laun- J. ^���������iimter.joi'. Dundas-, former-   iug.inj.he Matsquj elections, for.tru.s-,  f"^ nioniTjer* '"or"'" the ' 'Presby'ccfiair'{e-e. ''~'      ''   ---'^ -'-������������������-'���������-*���������- ���������  ly-  Church' of Abbotsford and Huntingdon, graduated Thursday, December  22nd from The Moody Bible Institute  of Chicago, where he has completed  a two years course in the Pi Wo, gospel music, and practical methods of  Christian work.    Mr. Munier is    one  A waterspout over two hundred  feet in height was witnessed by  many on Hat/.ic Lake during Sunday's storm. This is something quite  out of the ordinary for Hatzic Lake.  But these    appear to be   unordlnary  of sixty-six students���������thirty-five men times.  uraeaagMaBBiiGsassaaB  MlTftT  qui station    on the C. N\ R.     While"! >fAI'LIO  lilltCiM  IjOSttS  ADVGIITISK  ACCOItDINft TO'LAW  l the roads are .hard with frost the  council will wink at this infringement of their by-law, but the clerk  will warn them fo quit the moment a  thaw comes, or take the legal consequences.  The cold snap prevented the meeting of B. 0: E. 11. officials and the  council to go over the llaydon road  ditch, inspecting thb power line risk  of the ditch deopeniiW-V. but Mr. ltnm-!l!M',ltl1- ;,s lho ���������������������������''������������������������ <'c;i,ls  AX  lOAitLY SKTThEK  The death of Mr. Thomas Bosom-  worth, one of the early settlers in  Maple Ridge, occurred on Saturday  and his remains were interred in Maple Ridge ccmefry on Monday. Rev.  Mr. Iteid, Haney. conducted the r<a-  'ligious services at the home of the  deceased  and at. the graveside.  i  mel  will arrange another dale.  The reeve is informed thai speci-  fioafions for the contract to conned  up the prairie farmers with electric lines have been put in the bands  of contractors for tender, and the  work will certainly begin within a  few  days.  The application of the B. C. Telephone Co. for permission to re-i'uild  the Mission Telephone XJo.'s' line on  the Riverside road was granted , on  the council understanding that the  tatter's interest had been taken "over  b*/ the-ajxplicahts.  The tender of Mr. G. G. Gleary to  dig the Manuel ditch at 50 cents    a  with  dilchus by lineal measure. Coun.  Mo-rison gal bored also that by the  suggested terms the ditch would cost  too .much.  Criticism of the ���������;.change' in the  Municipal Act. whereby lands held  for taxes bust be advertised oiice'"before being sold, was.. made by the  reeve and council, who considered., it  a piece of obstructive legislation serving no useful purpose. The lands  could all be listed in one insertion  and no offer need be-accepted, consequently the order would cause un-  i��������� ocessary. expense and   bookkeping.  The council will not nieet again  until  lhe .statutory, date set  in Jan-  At the last session of the provincial legislature the Municipal Act  was amended which appears to be a  very sane piece of legislation, but is  one that is not meeting with favor by  the municipalities of the Fraser Valley.    The amendment reads:  ���������'Provided that before such lands  are disposed of the Council shall  publish once in a newspaper circulating in the municipality a list of the  lands proposed to lie disposed of and  a date on or before which offers to  purchase the same will he received."  During recent yours municipalities  have heroine loaded down with real  estate as a result of improper advertising of tax sales and consequent  non-interest in the tax sale itself.  The lailds as long as they remain in  the possession of the municipality  are not revenue producing, and it  is' thought that the amendment will  help the municipal purse, and get rid  of the land at a better price.  square yar.d land   measure    was noljuary.  Mr. J. H. McNeice, secretary to the  Dewdney Liberal Association in  leaving for a residence in California,  has handed over the secretary's  hooks to Mr. A. Parr, of Mission City,  fo act. until a new appointment is  made. It is considered by prominent  Liberals that the secretaryship is  still in good hands.  WAITS FOR OUR ANNUAL JANUARY  STOCK  TAKING SALE-.   Following our usual policy, of  not carrying over   odd lines of merchandise and-  believing;  IhaL il is heller   business to change our  goods ink) money even al a loss, than lake them  into invenLory. We have launched this sale,  costs are forgotten. There are so many sales being pul on al this season thai we ("eel lhe above explanation necessary. We arc not going to  attempt lo detail Ihe'many bargains but enumerate a few picked al random From our LARGE  NFW STOCK. Everything except a few lines of  contract .groceries arc reduced. Prices are for  cash only. Visit our new store and no matter  how far or where you come from we feel assured  your verdict will he, "// certainly is a real money  saving sale of dependable merchandise''  Special  prices on ���������groceries.  SEE OUR POSTERS  Limited  THE STORE OF QUALITY  asssEisss  sag PA OK TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ii-f  11  THE ABBOTSFPBD POST  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Published Every Friday  FRIDAY,  DECEMBER,  30,   10i21  Premier-elect King is haying the  time. of. his life forming a cabinet  that will include not/only Liberal  but also Progressives. . It is a pity  that enough Liberals were not elected so that the King government  would have been strong enough to  carry on, without compromising with  any other party or parties. Crerar's  opportunity has come and one^cannot  blame him if lie holds out for such'  terms as he believes will give the  Progressives proper recognition. But  when King forms a cabinet���������a working cabinet���������that will include all  the various kinds of Liberals���������the  Gouin Liberals, the Lapointe Liberals  the Independent Liberals, and the Pro  gressives, and gets them working  harmoniously, we believe, he will  have accomplished something wortli  while; and what will he then call the  party? Will it be King-Gouiu-La-  polnte Progressive Liberals? That  sounds on a par with the name, that  Meighen went to the. country with.  Since the above was set in fpve Mr.  ' Crerar and his followers have left  Ottawa and Crerar is as' mum as a  sphinx when    interviewed    by    the  remainder of Victoria's    share gone?  Echo answers,   "Where?"  press regarding  the outcome.  While King at Ottawa is worrying  over  a  cabinet  Premier    Oliver    ci'  Victoria has his    own    troubles    too  along the same lines, and of   course  there must be a great    deal of sympathy between the- two. '     Mr. King,  however,'has this advantage that he  : v/ill most likely be able to   elect any  of   his   cabinet   ministers,no   matter  whom he may choose as    the people  are undoubtedly inclined to give the  new Liberal leader an opportunity to  make.good now that he has the majority, in the House.   But Premier Oliver has had his oportunity to make  good, and that he has.dismally failed  we leave it to our readers to decide  for themselves.    Anyhow it is doubtful if even a cabinet    minister could  be elected to the Oliver    government  in any part of the    province,    unless  that    man   had    qualifications    that  appealed to the voter who    believed  that  he could  witstand  any temptation that came his    way   and yet remain a good    honest    conscientious  cabinet minister in the    Oliver"  government. >   That will be hard to find;  further it will be-bard to elect him.  Farris has resigned, and there is talk  of another of the ministers resigning,  and wat with by-elections coming on  in Vancouver and Nelson besides,    it  would seem that    Premier    O.'iver's.  cup of patronage has not had the desired    effect of    strengthening    the  government of   the   province.    Anyway, with things all his    own    way,  apparently, we cannot help but.think  that this merry Christmas has    been  one of the premier    asking    himself,  'Where am I at?'  .'A certain Mr. Bain was foolish  enough to bet that the Meighen government would have the,largest number of seats after the,election, and he  made a bet with Mr. Mackenzie-King  to that effect. Mr. Bain lost hi.-? bet,  which was not even a sporting one,  and now Mr. M'c-King has returned  the cheque for $1,000 which represented his winnings. Mr. Mc-King  is reported to have said, "1 don't  ���������want his money." Sweet are the  uses of advertisement.  deavors to reak   Canada- greatest  al!  '.'oiniuiorK'."  We did not notice any such terms  of admiration editorially from that  paper during the recent election., but  now that Mackenzie King is in power it makes all the difference in the  world. We hope-it gains for ������������������ the  Gazette  some  "pap."  HIGHER INSURANCE  lOIt CARS EXPKCTRD  The ex-movie-picure censor is on  the war-trail with a war-party of  disciplined braves���������the scalp of Mr.  It. H. Pooley is a desired trophy. It  remains to be seen whether or no  the member for Esquimalt will take  to the tall timber or stand fire.  VICTORIA, Dec. 24.���������In addition  to taking out a new licence at increased rates within1 a-few days after  New Year at latest; motor car owners  also face the necessity,of meeting  largely increased rates for motor car  insurauce after Jan. 1. According to  a prominent local insurance man,' a  sharp upward revision of automobile  insurance rates will be "effective Jan.  1. The new insurance rates will  principally. affect collision and f heft  cases, on which' classes of policies  the automobile underwriters claim  they have been losing' money ' for  some time. The reason is partly because of, the change in the rule of tInroad. .      "'  Every Man His Price  Mr. Allan W. Neill, who was elected for Comox-Alherui on an independent patform, has been bought  and sold, politically.  Robert Walpolc was, bo believe, responsible for the words' of the saying with which we have captioned  article, and the words of the brilliant British statesman have never  itted any politician more aptly than  hey have Alan W.' Neil.  The price of Mr. Neill's adherence  to the ruling party in the Dominion  of Canada has been the offer of Cabinet rank in the Mackenzie King government.  That Mr. Neill, up to now, has  shown no particular aptitude for  such rank is quite ^ beside the quesr  tion. His vote counts in the House  of Commons, and the price of his  vote is a portfolio?  With- considerable anxiety Mr.  Neill informs us that "having alb my  interests' on th.e Island, I recognize  the fact that it is .highly, essential  that there be continued to the Island  that cabinet representations which  has always been conceded as our  right.,J  FORDNRY. TARIFF RILL  BLOW TO TRA.DE HERE  The signals of lhe IrafTic officer are obeyed instantly by the intelligent citizen, as lie realizes  that indifference means confusion and congestion. .  Over the telephone wires and through the  switchboards there is a constant volume of traffic.  There is also a signal���������the ringing of the telephone bell. A great obstacle in the flow of this  traffic is delay in answering the bell.  Answer your telephone bell promptly. You  will accommodate the party calling. Your own  line will be more quickly cleared for other business.   .  British Columbia Telephone Company  A weekly paper has been started  In Victoria which is known as the  "Saturday Review." It is quite, active in Victoria affairs and is not  afraid to express its opinion on dominion and provincial affairs. It is responsible for the  following:  Press reports would indicate that  the political party controlled by Mr.  Mackenzie-King is making a big effort to bring within its fold all members of the House of Commons who  label themselves Progressive. There  also appears to be another scheme to  take to Ottawa all the Premiers of  Provincial Legislatures who are tarred with the Mackenzie-King .brush.  If this latter scheme attains fruition  it will be an everlasting sorrow to the  majority of the people of this Province if Premier Oliver falls to get a  walking ticket to Ottawa.  It is because Mr. Neill has interests on this Island that he" is so anxious for cabinet rank, or has he really a soft spot in his heart for a city  that would have none of his party?  Mr. John Oliver made an excellent  fowler, and Mr. Neill came lo the  lure at the first whistle.  " Apart from having shown that he  is amendable to a political bribe and  that his independent post on which  he was elected was a blind. Mr.  Neill has not yet been paid his price,  chickens may have been counted before they  are  hatched.  The  United  States  Fordney  tariff  bill, aimed at Canadian    exports har  been a severe blow to the    trade    ol  the Dominion.    What might    be anticipated by free trade in Canada under changed  government it  is impossible to gauge, but    this    eniernency  measure has assurredly cut (ho feel  from under .a previously  largo iradi  in staples, and Lhe    removal of    tin  Dominion   tariff  would   further   par-,  alyze industry by    permitting tho U  S. to dump  their goods (in     marked  here to the detriment of this    manufactured in this country.  The United Sates Emergency Tariff Act was passed by "Congress on  May 23, signed by the president or  May 27 and became effective May 28  For the month of November, 1{)21  the value of Canadian exports to tin  United States affected by this tarif  was $8,fi2S,9 63, as    compared    witl  $31,288,398  for    the    corresponding  month of 1920; for the six    months  period of June-November,    $2:3,628,  05 9, as' compared  with-$93,454,442  The following,are among the commo  dities    which    show    decreases,   fo  the six months' period of this    year  a.S'Compared  with the correspondin'  period last year:  Sugar, 11,7 30 pounds   as-    agnins  49,921,489  pounds.  Tobacco, 3371 pounds as    agains'  28,183 pounds.-.. -jr-'-.���������--<:<-. .. - ;,  Butter and substitutes "thereof, 2,-  254,914  pounds as   /against    4,776.  888 -pounds.. . ... j'  - /���������/!.  Cheese and substitutes thereof, 2(  pounds as against 41.05 pounds.  '    Fresh and frozen beef and    meat  of all kinds, 17,556 pounds as again  st   25,753,300   pounds.  Meats   preserved,   778,267   pound:-  as against 1,985,270.  ���������    Milk fresh,     823,327    gallons    :. ���������.  against 8,879, 715 pounds. "���������  Potatoes,    4G4,    424   bushels    i .  against 1,427.390 bushels.  Cattle,  119,638 head    as-   agaim  230,667 head.  Sheep,  76,8 38    head    as'    agains  146,414 head.  Wheat,     7,558,325       bushels    a  against   18,588.728   bushels.  Wool, 127, 156 pounds., as agains  2,327,049.  SERVICE  STATION  CHEVROLET  Made in Canada  "The Product of Experience"  The season prompts us to express to you  our appreciation of that intangible and invaluable ���������  asset���������Goodwill���������that you have so kindly bestowed  on us during the past year and which we fully  . . reciprocate.  We extend to you all the compliments of the  season wishing you a Merry Christinas and a.Happy,  Prosperous New Year.  STUART MOTORS  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS" ;'  Mission City, B. C.  'COMPACT PACTS"  Bowing fo the man who has the  control of political affairs is the habit of some people and some ��������� papers.  The man who leads a party is no better then he was the    day he was'   in  opposition, yet there are those    who  will bow meekly to that man whom tos comes from the Province of Que-  Few people realize that 2 6,4 4 P  Canadian. ex-service men have beei)  established on the land and are nearly all making good; that Canada's  water-power development represents  an investment of $47.5,000.000,  otherwise require 18,000,000 tons of  coal yearly; or that nearly 88 per  cent of the world's supply of    asbes-  F. B. 50" Touring Car  Premier Oliver, who at. present  mismanages the government of British Columbia, has announced that  Victoria's share of the liquor loot  will approximate $20,000 as the result to this city of four months' trading. Any of Victoria's old-time  liquor Importers would have given  the city three times that amount for  a liquor monopoly.    Where    has the  they think has won a political fight.  Hence we read the following from  the Hammond Gazette:  ���������'What is in a name" was asked as  ate as yesterday. The gentleman  whom the Canadian people have selected as the first minister of our  Dominion has all that an honored  name can represent. Th the long  ago���������as far back as the day Queen  Victoria was crowned there was in  Upper Canada. ;i patriot,Wm. Mackenzie. He was as noted as Hon.  Geo. Brown and others of the Renaissance, as it were of the laying of  great Canadian Parliaiuentry foundations.  "Today his grandson proudly  takes a wider place in leading , the  Legislative forces of a Dominion: extending unitedly from sea to sea. Nor  is this grandson at all an ordinary  man, intellectually, educationally or  socially.  "If is not too much to say that  Premier W. L. Mackenzie King  stands on the threshold of a great  political accomplishment and political foes, as well as, friends will lend  I their most earnest support and    en-  bec. The natural Resources Intelligence Branch of the Department of  the Interior, has just issued a revised edition of "Compact Facts," which  contains in concise form, information  regarding,Canada; its area, population, trade and industries; their extent, capital invested, wages paid,  values of live stock, principal, crops  and amounts produced; mineral resources and present production; also forest resources and forest products. Copies of .the booklet are  available on application to the Superintendent, Natural Resources Intelligence ������Branch, Department of the  Interior, Ottawa.  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  ,T. A, Cnthcrwood Building  Phone 8001 P. O. Box 00  MISSION CITY, B. C.  PECULIAR PARAGRAPHS  Wm. Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist  Facilitating Crime-  Forgers.���������Heading in  nal.  The Pen    for  Detroit Jour-  A Dress Rehearsal  "Kidderminster and district is a  good deal indebted to the local operatic society for what it does.  Les  Clothes des Corneville is to be the  nert effort and rehearsels have commenced.���������Kidderminster Paper.  Has A   Punch to it  America has always been known  as the land of "hustle." This no  doubt accounts for the report that a  newly-mnrried couple of New York  recently spent their honeymoon in  the divorce court.���������Punch.  Helf Praise?���������Clifford Bolduc sent  word to his father that he was the  father of a fine baby boy.���������^Kitchener Telegraph.  Patently-a Pacifist���������Quiet man,  middle-aged, wants quiet room with  quiet family in quiet neighborhood.  ���������Adv. in New York Times.  23 years amemg the Stockmen of  the Fraser Valley. Am faiftilar  with the different breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address   all  communications  Box 34 Chilliwack', B. C:  to  iiiiiiniiiini'Tr'nTiTriTrrntci^^?  Ladylike Journalism���������Two gentle  men calves featured the anti-dry parade here Saturday.���������New Orleans  Picayune.  In the morning particularly���������  There is very little change in trousers this season���������Clothier and Furnisher.  United States has sixty times as  much water power as has Groat Britain.��������� -Buffalo Courier.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  Eft/p -TgiJUTHifrTiinimpT1 *?*?*it ntiifj}} ]  For  a Good SmokeTry  B.C. & Old Sport  '.'CIGARS  B.   C.   CIGAR   FACTORY  WILBERQ & WOLZ. PROP*  -.'{ w  THE AfeBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THREft  OWNERSHIP AND  CRUELTY  Mr. Manson   Reviews   the-  Work of I atlves   of  the   Fruit  and   Mercantile  the B. C. Bony Growers and the  Marketing of This Year's Product  at Convention Held in Vancouver  Recently?  The Chairman in opening the Convention said:  "In dealing with the operations of  this Association 1 shall do so' in as  brief a manner as possible, as' there  are many important matters to go  before the Convention this afternoon'  and the Growers' Sales Agency.Representatives, who are, in the City, will  address you at 2.:30 so that the time  ' left for the General Statement by myself is not  very  long.  "For the information of Delegates  assembled here 1 might say that the  Directpra of tho B. C. Berry Growers  /Vflsociatlon decided that it was ��������� an  oportune time to call a convention  of- the' Fruit Growers of the Lower  Eraser Valley and Vancouver island  for the purpose of bringing yoii together, it was decided-first to bring  the Directors only, but afterwards if  was thought' wise lo ertend invitation to all fruit-growers. No doubt.  th������ small attendance' here this afternoon is due to the very bad weather  conditions and not to lack of Interest  in a gathering of his nature. Tho  Directors and Erccutive of the central  Association Up to ' the present t'me  have been at a disadvantage in that  they have been unable to present to  the growers at first hand a detailed  account of the various matters which  - have been dealt with this season.  Consequently growers, in each local  district may have formed opinions regarding the' general operation, which,  with fuller details, and a more careful survey  of conditions     generally,  Exchange were delegated to attend.  Various independent growers were  present in addition to the representatives of the'Gordon-Head Fruit Growers. A ��������� discussion took place as lo  what.working arrangements could be  made-between the principal, fruit  shippers for the ensuing year. The  Fruit and'Mercantile Erchange Ltd.  had, however, not given M.r Fisher  and myself any mandate to enter into  an agreement and the outcome of the  meeting- was that Mr. Shook moved  a.resolution, which was carried "That  a meeting should be called of all fruit  growers'Associations for the purpose  of considering a Central Organization. "That meeting was held with  the result that a Central Organization  was .decided upon.' The'B. C, Berry  Growers' Association was formed in  1920, but operated only in the capacity of. keeping the Local Association in touch with one another, and  advising as1 to market conditions and  what sales wore being made. ��������� Last  Full a meeting of the association  was called, at Vancouver and tho  year's work was carefully gone into  It was realized that the system followed during the past season, whilst  being of'considerable service to members, was not adequate. That to establish real unity the Central Organization would have to come into active operation and undertake the sale  under one head of the output of  members. At that time, however,  the Canadian jam market had'broken  and the canneries who had purchased  berries 'at very high prices, as' well  as very high priced sugar, realized  that they were faced with an enormous loss. The situation as far as  the United States was concerned was'  The easiest philanthropic workers  had to beat down the barriers of belief that a man's property was his to  do with as he choose, whether that  property was house, wife . or child.  When Richard Martin, scarcely one  hundred years old, introduced into  the British Parliament, of which he  was member for ������������������ Gahvay, a bill for  the prevention of cruelty to animals  he was greeted by ridicule in the  form of catcails, barking, and braving.     .        ',  Over the mantel in the president's  room of the Massachusetts S. P. C. A.  is' a partrait of itichard Martin as he  doubtless looked when, unfastening  his gloves, he raised his eyes to" hie  colleagues and offered to meet in  duel each one(who had met his proposition with a laugh. It was' two  years before his bill became a law,  and some years before . the Royal  Society for the Prevention of Cruelty  to Animals was , organized in England. This .was,the first anti-cn-elty  society in thf world. The work  spread to the,Continent, where Henry Bergh, returning from a diplomatic mission to Russia, studied it������ methods. Returning home, he organized in New York, the first American  Society-for the Prevention of Cruelty  to  Animals.  Teaching men that the ri^ht of  ownership in an animal did not carry  with it the right of abuse, .opened the  way to teach.him that cruelty to wife  and child,could also be dealt with by  the community. Mr. Bergh soon there  after organized the first society for  the prevention, of cruetly.to children, in the world.  RECLAMATION OF THE  KOOTENAY  FLATS  COMMENCE REPAIRS  TO ' TRAFFIC BRIDGE  day not be warranted". . We    are all  prone to look on these . matters    en-(equally  if not more serious.       Coin  tirely from our own    viewpoint, and sequently the"   directors    considered  are apt to.base our outlook on the  situation so far.as.,our local conditions-are concerned. The object of  ihik Convention is;to.'have you all  &efe ^together from the various cen  very carefully as to whether the Central Organidation should be actively  established.'As directors' of the Central, Organidation we were faced, with  this situation. We realized that    the  .tres of the fruit    growing    districts' conditions which would obtain during  of the Lower Mainland and   Vancou- the season of 1921    demanded    ab-  ver Island, so that, you may exchange  ���������views, and I trust that from this  meeting great good will result. It  does Jreepi to me at least that the  t-fjjtie.-fras arrived . when the fruit  growers as individuals must take a  keen and closer interest in the fruit  growing industry, as' a whole, and I  trust thatafter the.' meeting of this  afternoon and tomorrow, when,4 you  have exchanged views, you will go  gut from this Convention thoroughly  awake to "the fact that-to put- the  small fruir'iridustry on a real business, basis , you must regard it as an  undertaking appertaining to whole  Province^ and riot as a proposition  -confined to your own particular dis-  tricts. "__,  "In dealing, with trie general situation with: regard to-the B. C. Berry  Growers 'Association, or the central  organization, I might briefly outline  its history!' - As far as lhe people of  Mission, .Ha'tzic . arid . Dewdriey are  concerned-this' may. be of little interest, as already the-particulars  have been placed.before them, but to  you who represent other -Local Association, ��������� I think perhaps it might  be well in- the time at our disposal  this afternoon to hr'.efly go into the  origin and the operations of the organ :zation, 'First of all let me say  that I realize I am addressing an audit nee of somewhat disappointed fruit  growers,, and X migh/ say that the operation of the las:'season has beer  of'su'-h a-nature, ��������� dial the .small fruit  growers as a ���������wbolva're disappointed  und perhaps to some extent discouraged and .keeping this in mind I  sha.ll seek to deal with the position  tlits afternoon from as reasonable and  fair a viewpoint as I possibly can.  "The formation of the Central Organization "emanated from a'meeting  solute control and distribution of  method by which there was any hope  >f avoiding disaster to the industry  but we also realized that to seek to  form a central marketing organization when prices would be oir the  down-grade would- probably mean  incurring severe criticism from the  members of trie different local associations', when the year's , operations  were completed. Such results would  he regarded as due to central oi sanitation and not to the condition of  he markets. The directors at that  time appreciated the position they  were in, 'that in advocating active  measures it might mean their own elimination, yet they felt that some-  lung must be done to help the pos-  fion which confronted the small fruit  grower, and it was' finally decided to  proceed with the development of the  central organization.  "A   ballot  was  submitted   to  the  ruit growers of each  local  association, and on that ballot was clearly  et-out the objects and aims of the  entral    organization. The    fruit  growers were asked as individuals,  >y signing their names to the ballot,  to vote for or against the undertaking  The result of that vote, as you know  was practically unanimous, only in  one or two organizations was there  a single dissenting vote, so that after  all, the criticism which may now be  directed against the central organization by the individual, cannot be  criticism of principle but must be  criticism of personnel, you having  unanimously voted for the undertak-  ng. It is true however, that a great  deal or perhaps almost all the criticism which has been directed so  keenly and bitterly, has come, from  that percentage of fruit growers who  refused  to ally themselves with co-  Whicb was held in the City of Van- operation, refused to join their local  couver in the Fall of 1919. That'organizations until they were corn-  meeting had been called by'the -.or- 'pelled to do so by conditions whicli  don-Head Fruit Growers Association, prevailed. It is perhaps regrettable  An invitation had been extended to that the control boards permitted  the Fruit and Mercantile Association, that tremendous influx of growers in-  Mr. Fisher and myself as' represent-  to the  organization  at  the eleventh  PORT COQUITLAM, Dec. 24.���������  This morning the pile driver and government gang commenced driving piles for the bringing of the hiatus"on  the traffic bridge cut ."through, by  the weakening"of the Canadian Pacific Railway bridge eleven days ago.  The pile driver is an antique, the  hammer being operated by a man - at  the.top. Meantime a long suffering  public continues to slide, gingerly  along ice-covered planks' op the C. P.  R. bridge to reach the depot or transact business with the western portion  of the city or forlorn ' bachelors to  reach the only two "eating houses"  in town.  Game Fish Swim   up Stream  It's "easy to drift as the current flows  It's easy to move, as   the   deep tide  goes;     -..   .-  But.... the. . answer \.-cpm������s~when.~the  breakers''"crash v->������������������>* ' '������������������  And strike the sou,!'With a bitter lash  When the goal.ahead is endless fight  Through a. suniess day "and a 6tarless  night, ���������,-."���������     ...  Where the far-call    breaks on    the  sleeper's dfeani;...  "Only    the   game-   fish    swims    up  stream."  knows no  the Easy  thrill and  The spirit wanes where it  load;  The soul turns soft down  Road; ���������  There's fun enough In the  throb,  But life in the main, is an uphill job;  And it's better so, where the    softer  game,  Leaves too much fat on a  weakened  frame,  Where the far  call    breaks    on  sleeper's,dream,  "Only   the   game    fish    swims  stream."  the  up  When the clouds   bank   in���������-and the  soul turns blue-rr-  When Fate holds; fast, "and   you can't  break through---.  When trouble, sweeps    like a   tidal  wave.  And Hope is a   ghost    by   an    open  grave  You have reached the test in a frame  of mind  Where only the quitters fall behind,  Where the far call    breaks   on    the  sleeper's  dream,  Only    the   game    fish    swims     up  stream." :  hour when no preparation had been  made to handle them. However, be  that as it may,' 'following the lines  of co-operation and the spirit of true  co-operation it would seem hardly  right that the local associations  should have refused membership to  such growers. This nevertheless  placed you local organizations with  regard to securing of crates, and to  the general handling of your business in a very awkward position. Statistics had been carefully compiled,  plans had been made, lines of action  had been laid down adequate for the  conducting of your business. This  inrush of membership swept away  the structure which had been erected  and necessitated the revamping of all  work done, throwing a heavy pressure of preparatory work upon the  Locals and Cental Organization,  when the fruit movement was practically commencing.  Along the still waters of the Kootenay this year a survey of far reaching interest has been under way  From time to time short notices in  the press have indicated that this or  that engineer from Idaho has been in  JSast or West Kootenay, but little  that is official has been made public.  Nevertheless, history is being  made in the somewhat remote region  of British Columbia which borders  the state of Idaho. There lies on  both sides of (the.. boundary lines  wonderfully rich meadow land to the  extent of over 40,000 acres, in Canada and a, little less Kootenay this  vast area is a.flood in the state of  Idaho.  ��������� Owing to the narrow basin of the  plain at certain,^seasons, which some  years, drains off early enough to  enable the farmers on its borders to  try out its soil for farm produces. So  fertile has this area proved to be  that great interest is taken in the  possibility of,its reclamation. And it  is with this end in view that engineers from both countries, have been  working this year.  The project really reaches back into the early days of this province and  reads like a romance of those stirring times. In the year 1885-a concession for the reclamation of the  Canadian portion of these lands was  obtained from the B. C. government  by W. A. Bailie-Grohman, an English  man, who saw the vast possibilities  in these rich meadows were it 'possible fo prevent the floods covering  them.,  The floods occur for about . five  weeks in June and July of each. year.  Every third year the floods are exceedingly high, while every.fifth year  they reach their highest point. This  condition is due to relatively narrow  basin of Kootenay lake and the narrowing of the lake in four places between the mainjake and its junction  with the Columbia at Castlegar. ..  These contractions are not suf-:  ficient in themselves to cause the  rise, in the lake of from eighteen to  twenty feet; but an additional obstruction is found in the natural dam  forming the rapids below    the Groh-  man creek, known as .the first rapids.  These rapids are a short distance below .Nelson and beyond this are the  wonderful   Bonningtori   Falls. '  .Mr. BailieTGrohman's scheme was  daring in the extreme and was so  considered by the powers that checkmated him. His idea was to divert  the Kootenay into the Columbia at  Canal'flats near the headwaters of  the .Columbia by building a canal between the two rivers, a, . distance^of  about'a milei' This dam' with lock  gates :was actually built but wasn'ev-  er tested as at this, time theC. P. R.  mainland was being built-in through  the Columbia in accordance with  surveys which did not allow for the  possibility of the diversion of the  run-off from about 1825 square,  miles of the upper Kootenty watershed, into the narrow canyon of the  Columbia.  A change of plans: would- have  been .costly and tedious so on the protest of the railway company the provincial ' government annulled the  Bailie-Grohman concession. Disappointed at this point the intrepid  speculator began the work of excavating at Grohman creek but 'this was  given up because, to quote Mr.  Bailie-Grohman, he discovered he  "had. bitten off more than he could  chew." He then turned over his interests to the Alberta and B. C. Exploration Co.; Ltd., which ill-advised  and " misled by insufficient data,  abandoned the widening of the cutlet  and attempted a partial reclamation  by "means of dykes. The levees were  of insufficient size and cross section  and were destroyed by the first flood.  During the many years since, engineers oii both sides of the boundary have-been interested in thir vacst  engineering project and it-is said  that Mr. Bailie-Grohman from tho  seclusion of his English home still  watches the development of his pet  scheme.  The Creston Hoard of Trade has  always advocated the undertaking of  this project and has done much, to  keep "the matter before the provincial government. Pleasant relations  have always been ' maintained between its members 'and. the members  of similiar associations' in Idaho.  The Land Settlement Act and the  settling of returned soldiers in this  district has served to stimulate further interest in these 4.0,000 acres of  cleared land already for plow could  the floods be stayed. Constant effort has at last been rewarded and  under date of Sept. 22, 1919, an arrangement was entered into between  the province of B. C. and tho Dominion of Canada by whicli the federal  government requested the government of the United States to enter into agreement under authority of  which reclamation of the above men- ���������  tioned lands might be.accomplished  on .terms and conditions just and  equitable to all concerned.  Later it was arranged that prior to  this agrement being entered into, a  joint investigation should be made  .under authority of both governments  for the purpose of determining. the  facts and demonstrating the feasibil- ,,  ity or otherwise of the scheme, its"  scope; approximate cost and benefit.  This explains the engineering  activities along this waterway during  the season just past. In ' the meantime the oldtimers' discuss with more  recent enthusiasts tlie difficulties of  the project and disappointments of  the past, while the duck hunters of'  the'towns in the neighborood forget  the outside world completely . in - e; ���������  citement of bagging the flocks that  feed on the wild rice of the " flats .  near Kootenay landing and up-towards" Bonner's ferry.  Should the report of the joint investigation be. favorable' there" need  be no delay in -getting on ��������� with-the  undertaking as the State of Idaho already has a drainage act similiar to  that enacted in B. C. with the power to spend the whole or any portion  of the money raised under the assessments in a foreign .country, so that ���������  the lands' in Idaho are enabled thereby tb'contribute to the .cost of reclamation beneficial to Idaho land  whicli may be carried out in Canada.  In 1912 preliminary surveys were  begun in B. C. and in 1915 sirniliar  surveys were undertake^ in Idaho  and at... the . international,- Drainage.  "Conference at Creston in 191.7,'. -the  Hon: Jbhn;'01iver said:- "If- the .  practicability and feasibility of the  undertaking is demonstrated, then.it  is up .to this government or any  other government to get on with reclamation."  The desirability of this vast' area  for farming purposes cannot be  doubted. The cost of. reclamation ev-  ven at a hundred dollars an acre  would be small in comparison, with  what must be spent in clearing wooded land in this district.���������The Trail '  News. -.-������������������-..  build sixgijK span  BRIDGE  PORT COQUITLAM, Dec. 2 4.���������  Grant & McDonald have resumed operations in clearing the. river'of the  broken Canadian Pacific Raliway  steel bridge and ' debris barnacled  thereto. It is welcome news to the  residents that the Canadian Pacific  Railway have determined on a single  snap bridge across the Coci.uitlam  river, raising it above the level of the  former bridge and grading the.line  correspondingly. ' The government  traffic bridge is still closed.  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS -  OF  THE  MORNING,  IS;  6 A. M.   SUNDAY  JANUARY 1,  1  KEEP TO THE RIGHT  NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions of the "Highway Act Amendment Acts, 1920 and 1921,"  the Rule of the Road on and after  When overtaking any vehicle going in the same direction  pass to the left (except street-cars).  All persons in charge of   vehicles on any   highway within  the Province please govern themselves accordingly.  By Order.  Department of Public Works, J. H. KING,  Parliament Buildings", Victoria B, C. . ��������� -rj���������ui;rt ���������t^,,u0  December 1st,  1921. Minister .of Public Works.  EasmaagragRi^^


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