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 '������������������"   i,  /  tr-  ,'^n  ,t  w 1        *>  l������  ..,'-*. y>--  .-.-���������������������������"  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  ujiiuuu^jeeKVSBsaiifjs k,������...~?~"������'J������!zz' li-jjawmas-iiiiiB wmavi'-jL^su  ������      I -Itfl.    .    .      n*  .i^^j*. ve ,_, '.i^-E-L1 :....  ���������. I.V..JJ-  Vol, XXL, No. 15.  4BB0TSF0RD, B, C,  FRIDAY, FEB. J 8, 1921  <rt&������8  $1.00 per Year  -.,T .--_������������������ r.  AIIUOTSFOHl) TO  IIAVIO  SEHIKS  OF   LEOTURHS  .On Monday afternoon February .14  a meeting of the Parent-Teachers  Association was held in thfi school. It.  was decided" to continue making  cocoa for the children wlio bring  their lunch to school. It was also deci  ded to hold a social in the G. W. V.  A. club rooms on March 2nd. Mr.  Davis was asked to communicate  with the University authorities to  arrange to havo a lecturer come out  at a later date.  The     Misses    Steedo    attended  a  recital in Vancouver on.Thursday.  KUKAI  SCHOOLS  AUK  JNKWIOIKNT  Hear Report of \V. I.  Delegates  The Sumas Women's Institute  held their, last monthly meeting at  Lhe homo of Mrs. St. G. Yarwood. The  report of the delegates to the recent  conferences at New Westminster was  received. Tho fact that their representative, Mrs. F. 13. Fadden, was  again elected member of the advisory  board for the division, was very  gratifying to the ladiejs, who passed'  a vote of renewed confidence in their  representative, while thanking their  delegates, Mrs-. S'imonds and Mrs.  Murphy.  The    programme  for     1921  presented by the directors    and  cepted. An interesting array of  jects and speakers for the year  announced.  Arrangements are being made to  hold a dressmaking course in the  near future.      ��������� ��������� ���������  Victoria.  Feb.   1<>! ���������A     plea    for  better  efficiency   in   the     matter   of  educating   children   attending   rural  schools was made by Mr. J. A. Catherwood,. when addressing the House  yesterday afternoon. The member for  Dewdney, who    attraced'   notice    on  both hides of   the   House    when    he  mentioned that of the four members  Dewdney had sent down    to Victoria  since  its incorporation  in   18!M',. two  of them had attained the high office  of   Prime   Minister,   stated   that   too'  many of   t he.  chUdren    were   being  urged to take up a profession/Such  studies should be left    to    the    University, while the    country    schools  should devote more    attention to the  three It's. Mr. Catherwood urged the  government   to   continue . efforts   al-j  'ready made to eradicate the mosquito  I pest in the North Shore fruit districts  ���������and also to co-operate'with the Dominion    authorities    with a    view    of  protecting' the low lying lands from  the' yearly    danger of    Fraser River  flooding.  I  JJKKU  JIAiNUMNCJ ",������S  ���������IIUH-NSNG   OJJUSnON  PERSONALS  was  ac-  sub-  was  Surrey Council Award War Memorial  Contract���������The Cost to Be  $1000  The brass band organization met  again In the G. W. V. A. rooms on  Tuesday evening with a good attendance and enthousiasm. They  have made arrangements to have  their practises in the Orange Hall  The members of the L. O. ,L. are  showing a great interest in the association and are anxious to do  what they can to encourage and assist Ithem. A good many instruments  are already available,  needed to make    the  VIOTOH1A.--Govormnent control  is the chief .topical' interest in  legislative circles, And innumerable,  comments and opinions are -heard  with regard to the passing of an act  which is being designed to meet the  wishes of t.lie electorate, and at. the  same time promote the fullest" temperance possible. ,  While .officially very little ' has  been said by Premier Oliver or  members of the cabinet, still opinions  carefully gleaned from .both sides of  the House point to a' fairly . liberal  act.  It seems fairly certain  that regu-  larly-l.icensed  hotels will be granted  the privilege of selling beer, and per-  j haps   light   wines.   This   would   undoubtedly apply as well,to clubs, although  the most drastic supervision  of clubs if they are given this priv-  ilige,  is  predicted.  This  question  of  the sale of beer, which may. be served  on hotel dining tables', promises to be  the most contentious!question in the  debates , - pertaining    to "  the    new  measure.    It is also    stated    by    officials, who will not speak over their  names  for publication,  that persons  from outside the province will be permitted in their hotel rooms to drink  the liquor they .buy under permit at  the  government  stores.   Their   note,  rooms are registered homes of those  visitors while in ,the privince.  1   This will practically mean the old  but ":nidney" -is'-license system ..--insofar, v. as. . regular  band   a   real hotels are concerned. Liquor .may be  and   Mr.   Djiu  on an ex tend-  Iroin  Mr. '.Murray Klioiies  Smith left on Tuesday  ed visit to Holla Colla.  Mrs.  It. 11. F.by lias returned  a. visit in Victoria. '   .-. i  Miss Simlctt. of Vancouver was the  weekrcnd guest of Miss Agnes Gillen  and leaves on Easter Sunday for England where she "will spend a few  months.  Miss Sinclair has returned from a  visit in  Vancouver.  Mr. J. Ij. Preston has gone to visit  his father-, who is very    ill    in  ifornia.  Mr.   McPhorson   of   Vancouver   is j  CLOVERDALE, Feb. 17.��������� The  council has unanimously decided to  accept the tender for the erection of  Surrey's war memorial at. a cost of  !?1C00 The structure will be composed of grey granite crowned by a  cornice of the same material, and  surmounting this will be the captured German gun. The monument will  be placed on the municipal grounds  southwest of the hall, where it can be  viewed from all the main roads.  Clerk Lemax is anxious that no name  of any Surrey soldier who died in  the war should be left off. and he  would be glad to receive any information that will enable him to have  a complete record. It is expected  the monument will be ready for unveiling within three months.  Reeve Mackenzie informed the  chairman of the school board when  he presented his estimates covering  extraordinary expenditures, that the  council owed the Bank of Montreal  $30,000 and could not recommend  further expenditures unless authorized  by  the people.  worthy cause.  LARGE  LOANS T<)  P. G.  E. RAILWAY  success, such as will be worthy of I consumed in the rooms of regularly  the town. The gentlemen of means ' registered guests, according to the  will no    doubt    contribute    to-- this ' present  plan.  Beer  and    light  wine  may be served in the dining-rooms. ,  However, it is hinted that the ques- '  tion of keeping close check upon  hotel proprietors will be threshed out  so that their licences will be in jeo-  ipardy when the privileges of the act  [are abused. Certain leeway may be  required where hotelmen are forced  to eject undesirable guests'for un-  seemingly  conduct  Conservative members of the  House are vigorous in their criticism of some of the suggested  clauses of the act as outlined by the  Premier on Friday afternoon.  He was just fishing around to  find out where we stood," said one  upcountry member, "but he will get  that only when he shows his hand."  This member declares that districts along the boundary must be  afforded ample protection against  bootleggers' activities, else the traffic  will be worse than under the present  law.  VICTORIA, Feb. 17.���������Mr.    A    .B.  j Buck worth, as manager of the P. G.  E. Railway at a salary of $6000      a  I year, apparently is not making much  of a success with the post, according  to figures presented to the House  yesterday by lion. John Oliver in response to several questions asked by  ?,ir. Eowser. Since the government  tcok over the road in July, 1918, the  company has loaned' no less than  $14,399,668.40.  Mr. -Duckworth took office in August last year, and the following  month showed a deficit of $'31,121.  In October it had jumped to $35,492,  and again in November to $35,118.  In December, for some unstated reason, the amount was $48,558 on the  wrong-side, as against $15,564 in  December'1918. These deficits were  experienced in spite of the fact that  ~i- ���������-    - Discussing,    in an    interview, the  the������Dominion" government  is paying question of moderation,  Mr. Bowser  ; a subsidy of  ! maii  service  and   9  cents  The popular play, "A Ladies' Aid  Meeting At    Mohawk    Corners," was !  repeated by the Ladies'    Aid of Ab- _   192Q  botsford at St. Paul's church, Hun- ce^fJ;J^  tingdon, on Monday evening to a  good audience, who greatly enjoyed  the humor and pleasantries of the  proceedings. In addition, Mrs.. Ryall,  Mrs. Fraser and Mrs. Walters gave  recitations and Mrs. Whitchelo and  Mrs. Mclnnes gave vocal selections.  All the members of the cast were  present and each one was a success  in the part taken. The Huntingdon Congregational Guild greatly appreciate the kindness of the Abbots  4 cents per car mile for  from February, 1918,  per car  mile  from   De-  The directors of this road are Hon.  John Oliver, Hon. John Hart and  Hon. J. W. deB. Farris. As in the  Matsqui dyking scheme, the same  Northern Construction Company are  employed on the cost 1 plus system,  the plus on this occasion amounting  to 5 1-2 per cent, of the total expenditure.  The W.  A. of the G. W.    V.    A.  wish to thank the general public for  preciiiio luc n..llull^o^ ~- -������-      the splendid    attendance    and  par-  ford.. Ladles' Aid in visiting them and ticuiariy the ladies who donated the  rendering the play. refreshments.  I have now a full line of the following  Foods and Disinfectants:  Stock  Animal Invioragtor  Creameal   A de-orderizer of national reputation; also a disinfectant for poultry  and stock. Guaranteed the best of  its kind on the market.   (Woodhouse)  one of the best iri-  vigorators for horses and cattle during the cold wet days of winter. Some  stockmen think there is nothing like  it. .   .  ���������Best on the market as a perfect  food for all young stock. It is just  the thing for them during the time  when there Is but little grass.  Abbotsford Feed Store  leader of the opposition, Monday refrained from openly declaring him-  sel.y upon any issue, but as he understood it was drafted, would throw  the .province wide open, with liquor  as easily obtained as in the old days  "Grant clubs the privilege oi" selling beer and where will it stop?"  he asked, in discussing, the beer  situation. "Once you give that privilege any ten men may form a club  and get away with it. And what-is  to hinder the frequenters of the club  from mixing whisky with his ' beer?  He can buy liquor at the government  stores, carry it quietly in his pocket,  and put it in his beer."  On the proposal of sealing  with a government seal private  stocks of liquor aftor a certain time  had elapsed following the enactment  of the new law, Mr. Bowser'-declared  that such a step would be unconstitutional. Any' man would still have  the right to import for his own use  in any quantity. How then . could a  provincial government pass legislation superseding privileges granted  by tho federal authorities, be,.asked.  Meanwhile lobbyists for and  against the. beer clause, arc becoming  active, and with the introduction of  the bill late this week, there wili  follow one of the most spirited  campaigns ever conducted in Victoria  substituting for Mr. Collison of the  Bank of Montreal, during his illness.  Mr. and Mrs. Olafson of Craig Mill  Alberta, were the guests of the  Farrow's for a few days.  Mr. and Mrs. W, G. Downing. Vancouver, were recent guests of Mr. and  Mrs. -Whitchelo.    ���������'  Mr. and Mrs. George Orr of Sardis  were week-end guests of Mr. and  Mrs. G, R.'Wright.  A pleasant h m'se party was held  at the home of H.' Neil, on Monday  night, when everyone present had a  jolly time.  The Intermediate football team of  Abootsford journey to Mt. Lehman  last f-turday to play the game, and  although the boys.made a good showing, they were defeated with a score  of-. 1-0.  Mrs. M. ' Shore entertained the  "ladies of the Embroidery Club at' her  home on Tuesday afternoon.  The anniversary    services    will be  held iii the Presbyterian    Church on  Sunday, February 20th. The Rev. F.  Letts  will'conduct the service  both  morning and evening.  A Sunday school concert will be  given on Tuesday evening in the  Presbyterian Church. A good programme ��������� has .been prepared. All  welcome.  Mrs. Clarence McCallum of Mission  spent a -few days this week with her  mother  Hoard Members Meet. .Premier  VICTORTAi    B.C.,   Feb.   16.���������The  Associated  Boards of "Trade    of "the,  province who met - the    government/  this morning, were congratulated by '  the premier on'the    celebrity    with  which they presented    their    resolutions and discharged the business foi',."  which they had come. They had made, ���������  a record which other   visiting   deputations  might  emulate.  As to their various requests, tb<bi  premier said that the $300,000 voted'i  by the Dominion parliament twenty  C-il-!years ag0 lor a or'dge ��������� across the.  : Fraser River, was for a railway"  bridge, and in event th-, vote had e-.  lapsed longago and the Dominion,  government now refused to recognize,  any responsibility in connection with"'  such a subsidy. .,-"���������.  As to the preservation of the remains patch of green timber along  the Pacific Highway, the premier  said that the government would have  to provide $300,000-to purchase it.  As it formed part of the railway belt  and was the property of the Dominion government, he rather felt that  the federal authorities were the ones  who should be approached on the  subject.    .  *  The. Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian church have given' the contract  for the new pews in the church to  the contractors, 'Messrs Irwin, and  Gibson, who hope to have them  completed" in. a few weeks. This will  add much to the comfort :and.ap-.  pearance of ' the" Interior' of .the  church. The exterior of the cKurch,  through the Ladies' Aid, was recently  painted.  On Saturday- evening Miss Manning gave a Valentine party for her  pupils, in the Masonic Hall. The  evening was spent in games and contests. Then dainty refreshments were  i served, followed by dancing, and all  | had a very enjoyable time.  I      The   Annual   St.   Patrick's   Social.  will be held at the home of. Mrs. H.  The G. W.  day was one  dances given  tendance  wa  V. A. dance  of the most  this    season  5  good   and  on Tliurs-  succcssful  The at-  cverybody  J. J. SPARROW  ly^^r^g tf^o mjm-^������������ cvo ������ a������.anp g ^  jenioved themselves, and it is hoped  that the G. W. V. A. will sometime  give another' such  enjoyable dance  i  lOTTO IS "BETTE1  SERVICE TO ALL TODAY"  Wc claim thai this store is a good "Boost" for  the town of Abbotsford and district; and our  reason for this is in the fact that a fine clean Stock  is always at the command of the people who deal  al this store. Our various departments are kept  up lo the requirements so far,as it is possible to  do with our limited space. The needs of the people are always kept in mind when we purchase  goods and the longer we are in business the better  service will be given to our increasing trade. In  1921 we hope to" serve you better than ever. We invite inspection of our Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes  Men's Furnishings. Our Grocery prices are the  equal of any for quality and price. Here are a  few Grocery Prices:  Pine Apple a tin 23c  Squirrel Brand Peanut Butter, a tin  ........24c  Aunt Jemina Pan Cake Flour, 2 for .. ........35c  Golden Cross Baking .Powder, 2 for ................35c  Australian Marmalade, Kiddie Brand, 50c tin 40c,  Roman Meal, a package ..a..'.....29c"  Stove Pipe Varnish with Tin and Brush ............19c  Extra Choice Salmon, large tins .....24c  Finest Indo-Ceylon Tea, 5-lb. lots 65c quality $2.05  ""   sp/umTHAis fqTFmennow is STOCK '  PATRONIZE YOUR HOME STORES and SAVE  MONEY, and THUS BUILD UP THE TOWN  B.   C.   Phone,   4  Farmers'   Phone   lfM)T  T#.  <������T������  &lwmmB&mammmmmBA 0  two  ���������;������!&S;  ������  I--.-V1  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  T^yjiy j tjnawi.  Igillfjrt.  mr^r:  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  j. A. Bates, Editor.and Proprietor  Member of the Canadian Weekly . Newspapers'    Association;  RESOLUTION  ASSOCIATED   HOARDS   I  FRIDAY,    FEITRUARY    18th,    1921  Dow/i in Victoria (lie most important  matter that the members are interested   in   this   week   and   perhaps  next, week, and maybe the week after  is the new Moderation Act���������rtho selling  of   liquor  in     sealed     packages.  The-government  does . not  appear  to  have  the backbone that was displayed about election  time,     it may  be that things have happened on the  hustings that has changed  the attitude of the government and now (.hero  is the bluff to defend something unseen by the general public.    But on  the face of it the premier acts rather  tiueer for a  man  of  his  usual  bluff  manner.    There  is  a  nigger on  the  woodpilo somewhere and   the opposition, wants, to. take a definite stand  en   the  plebiscite as   was  placed  before the people and voted on���������selling  of liquor in sealed packages.  The  way   ihe  government appears  to   be   handling  the   Moderation ��������� Act.  is characteristic of. the way they have I  handled   the  Prohibition     Act,   -and'  the peopJe^have only the.government I  ���������to Jjlamo   for   not   enforcing   an   act '  ���������' break down, and bring disgrace on  the Province and its Legislature. II  is no timo rfoi\ partisan politics or  oack-room conferences. Tho Plebiscite   Questions   cannot   possibly   be  jmi.sunderstood.  t    Excess will bring certain repeal.���������  .Vancouver Sun.  that they themselves- passed.  It is not good boosting for the welfare   of   the. Fraser   Valley   for   any  ��������� town to object .to what another town  is striving hard to get. Local pride  does  not  demand  that one  town be  '��������� the dc.-x.-Hy enemy of another town  ', just because that town is after some-  Uiing that will help that town ^  grow and prosper. It would' be far  better to get in and help them and  when secured ask for the same courtesy to be extended in return. In  the Fraser. Valley there is need for  several good highways���������one on the  ��������� south side of .the river and one on  tho north side." The. one on the south  will naturally form the part of the  inter-provincial highway, while the  one oh the north side will be for the  development of the lands on the  north' side of; the river and, enable  the sons of the'" soil to market their  produce at the coast cities. '"On the  both, sides of the Fraser there is a  large  area   oft'land   full - of   fertility  ��������� that will make the Fraser Valley one  day one of the'best districts in the  province,   and   as   the     coast,   cities  - increase  in  population  and   grow  in  prosperity,   will   be   able- to   ship   to  the- residents   there  a   large  amount  of  produce".    The sooner,   tho     two  roads are  built  the sooner  will  the  Fraser Valley be more thickly populated   and   prosperous.     Wo  each   do  a  lot-of boasting about our own lit- !  tie district, :but, we should never forget that there are just as industrious '  and bright people in some other part  of the Fraser Valley as in  our own ,  home  town   or  district,  with  ambitions  just  as  great.       Let     us  keep;  boosting good and hard for our own.  district, but let us hide the side that  attempts   to  make  it  unpleasant  for  for-any.of our neighbors. !  New   Constitutional  Pracfic  Round   table, conversations   about  proposed  legislation  may  have  been  the ordinary and proper thing in the  parliaments of Honry VI., but as Mr.  Bowser  pointed out  to  Premier  Oliver, consitutional practice in the last  'few centuries has been  for the gov  eminent to govern and for the opposition   to oppose.    Not,  of course,  to  oppose everything, but to bring criticism   to  bear on   government  measures ,-y/ith   a   view   of   making, them  expressive  of  the  concentrated   wis-  , dom of the whole house.    Never, in-  I deed,-had a government  less Justi/i-  , cation for departing from the accus-  j.tomed course.     In receipt of a plain  .mandate   Irom   the   people,   given   in  terms, of  their  own   choice,   and   re7 '  turned to office with a majority sufficient  to enable  them  to  enact  the I  necessary   legislation,     why     should  the ministers now go on a fishing exposition .instead   of   producing   their i  bill   and  standing  or  falling   by   tho ,  main principles on,which it.is based? |  Had   the   government   submitted   its  bill  in  the. plebiscite  it  would  have  been  a   different ��������� mattor.    Not  hav-  ��������� ing   taken   that   course,   but   having  called for a blanket instruction it is  now too late for it to ask everybody  just what they would like.     In" Quebec  the administration  has at  least  the   courage   of   its   convictions.     It  is  bringing down a liquor    bill    on  which it' deliberately takes its future !  ���������But  then  the    Quebec    government,  seems to1 have convictions while the  British   Columbia  government  seems  to   have  nothing  but   differences   of  opinion.���������World.  Highway Bridge connecting Mission District, with Matsqui District  replacing present ferry at. Mission  City.  Whereas: It is absolutely essential  that' the construction of a highway  bridgo'atthis point to promote the  immediate future development of the  Mission and Matsqui districts.  Whereas,, those .two districts are  already in a high state of production  and their location is such that produce iinds a natural interchange:'   ������  Whereas, the Mission district, produced berries during 1920. to the  value  of  $1,107,220.00.  Whereas, the shipment of berries  from Mission City over the government owned Canadian National Railway would greatly stimulate the people's railway and greatly assist the  grower to reach a great number of  -.Canadain western- points by a-direct  route.  Whereas, it would be a connection  link   between   the   highways  on   the  north  and  south,side of the  Kradei  ,.   f-Uyer. .    -h     '       <  Whereas, the Matsqui,and adjacent  farmers   find- a  natural   market   for  their hay and grain at Mission  City,  {which is a central distributing point,  ! having   at  the   present   time, several  'extensive dealers in these commodities, i  i Whereas, a substantial interchange  of trade has already has already been  established between the districts on  each side of the Fraser as abovo  mentioned through tiie many years  of free transportation on the connecting  ferry, ���������''  Whereas,     Ferry       transportation  should   not  exist .where  transportation by bridge can replace ii   .\-:11��������� ��������� u  '.insurmountable   difficulties,  Whereas, during the months of  May, Juno, July and August of the  year 1918, 8.^69 vehicles and 20,-  319 passengers were transported by  the Mission-Matsqui ferry, ��������� plainly  demonstrates the, great need of a  highway bridge connecting . these  ���������highly  developed districts,  Be it therefore resolved-, that this  board implore the good assistance ot  the Associated Boards of B. C. to use  what they consider tne best means  of approaching our Dominion am,  Provincial Governments for the construction of this all-important .highway bridge, at a point at Mission City  within a very reasonable time.  Vvlieii the bLOi'iii kj.jig- ib'l'aiuijUiii, aud tiie .telephone  wires go'down, the trouble is almost instantly .known at  headquarters and steps are immediately taken to affect at  least temporary repairs. Usually, iii- .sorvif u ��������� iw uul o������  commission for only a short timo, for evavy preparation  has been made for the emergency. When you see a storm,,  raging, when you hear the wind, remember that, the  telephone troubleman is- checking up his kit to see that  'everything is ready when the news comes that the wires  are down. Before the storm is over he,is. on the job,to koc-ji .  continuous the service on which the public depends.  BMITISH COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE Co.  ^���������|*MMU.l^l������f^.  .  Wm. Atkinson-  General Auctioneer and   Live  ' Stock   Specialist  ���������j  23 yeai-h among the Stocknvon   of  t.lie    hYasi'i-   ViiMp.v.      A in   f'inrl-  \*       ��������� i.       .��������� ,.'i'    ���������  lit      -������������������:'������������������       ,   ��������� (  '-.     , ���������    ! .      \\,     I '     >..   I i ' I :- ..  Addri'Ss   ill]   coiiiumiiiciii I'.i.-  Box M Chil.liwiick, R. (;���������.  ' J. H. 'JONES  Fun <���������>:���������;-] I    Dil'PC.l' ^  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  :V.l.-���������  NCUBATORo  Q  AND  TAXATION  OF PRESENT  PERIOD -'J)KF  ���������LATION  Nobody Wants the Ha by���������  The Moderation Act is a homeless  orphan." Hon . John Oliver declines  to accept responsibility for it as a  Government measure. The leader  of the Opposition says the responsibility for the framing'of the legislation is a duty laid on the Government 'Factories  The wisdom of adjusting' taxation  to conform with the requirements of  trade during -the present period of  deflation is becoming more and more  evident. To the great    relief    of all  i lasses, tiie luxury tax has gone, but  the excess profits tax and . the extreme supertaxes on income remain.  (The abolition of the two    latter and  ,the introduction of "a tax on' the  turnover   of    all     business   transac-  ' tions," advocated by the President  of this Bank at the annual-meeting  i of   shareholders   last   month,   should  imeet with.general approval.  While    prevailing    conditions are  causing business men to exercise the  greatest, caution in entering into new  ommitments. industrial concerns are  nevertheless,   readjusting  themselves  I to    the    present    order    of    things,  which were  closed  in  the  THE SCHOOL TEACHERS' STRIJtE'  by the electors. The Prohibitionists  say they have no responsibility for  the terms, of the measure. The Mo-  tlerationists have no suggestions to  make.  Politicians of alh classes and kinds  are afraid to touch the measure for  fear tlfat when put to the test it  will liaqkfire and break some political reputations.  Meantime, the infant Moderation  Act is crying feebly for-nourishment.  Someone-will have to take the baby  and nurse it through the ills of infancy, and the quicker the better.  Already nines of ono'or more lobbies for extensions of the Act beyond the scope of the Referendum  questions are in circulation. Any  suggestion that liquor interests are  influencing the course of legislation  will do great injury to the Act.  Legislative courage and efficiency  are necessary in dealing with tho  very important and highly experimental matters of policy governing  the framing of a Moderation Act.  The present game of hide and seek  will' only lead to indecision and inefficiency.  Every  member  of  the   legislature  definitely made'his campaign on the  basis   of  an   honest   effort  the   Plebiscite   into   effect-  late  months  of  1920   are,   generally  ' speaking,   resuming   operations,   although on a reduced scale, but a r^-r  siderable number ' have    found that,  thoir only prospect of keeping ope~  lies in the reduction of their operating costs to an absolute minimum. \-.  would be    quite    misleading    t" ?  that factories have closed, even temporarily,   at all  points.       There ar-  I many   industrial  centres  which   continue  to     report    business  as satisfactory;   with   orders   on   hand   sufficient  to  keep plants in  full opera-  lion for some months. To-day, in th~  large   . centres     the     unemployment  problem is becoming less acute, and  in the rural districts there does not  appear to have been any such   .problem apart from tho usual midwinter  slackness.   Careful   surveys   of   business made at tho close of last year  indicate, that generally speaking, tho  i turnover   of   retailers   during   1920  was equal to that of    the    previous  year and, in some cases    very    much  better.     From ono important prairie  city  it  is  reported  that  the  leading  silversmiths  did  more  business during the Christmas    shopping    season  than they had ever done before, and  at the present a very hopeful spirit  exists. Commercial travellers are now  to   carry  able to secure business where applic-  An   Act | ation    for it a few months ago was  The ��������� British   Columbian 'has-:endeavored   today   to  lay  all 'sides-of  the   Teachers salary   controversy   before   the   citizens  of  New   Westminster. On the surface it appears from  these   statements ,tliat   tiie   salaries  to  be paid  the teachers of this city  during       1921     under    the    school  board's' decision  will bo on an average lower than the schedule in:force  in the schools of nearby centres.  This    seems    then to    justify the  contention of the Teachers' Association that the question is a  fair one  for  negotiation   and  espe?ially  arbitration, as voluntary arbitration has  been provided for in the School Act.  This may be    taken    as    a    tacit  recognition   of   collective   bargaining  by the Department of'Education, and  it is about the only position possible  in these days. In    fact    few    citizens  would take'   the    position    that    the  School     Board    should    deal    with  teachers      individually    if    teachers  have  decided  to  organize  in an  association,   which     is  virtually, union  organization    and all    that .this im^  'plies in    bargaining   for   increase in  salaries.  |     In the    situation, is    there not an  opening  for a   calm  and   reasonable'  consideration of the situation in the j  offer of Mayor Johnston for a con- I  ference of the Teachers' Association, j  the School    Board    and      the    City '  Council?       The     citizens     certainly  want a reasonable view    of    the' difficulty    taken by    those in      whose  hands  lie  the administration  of the  schools and  also    of    civic    affairs.  The  ratepayers  will  not  be slow  to  express  their opinion  of  the  Teachers'  demands  if these  are shown  to  u n reasonable.���������Columbian.  BROODERS  season,  in   the  for    the    coming    hatching,  which   will   be   the   biggest  history of this Province.  .  BUCKEYE,   JUBILEE,   RELIABLE,  PRAIRIE    STATE    und-   ELECTRIC  INCUBATORS    and    BROODERS.  ��������� ".     CATALOGUES  i or  H  ���������  r    t  Good hmokr'i ij  &  Old Sport  C IGARS  CIGAR    FACTORY  WILBERG   a   WOL.7    PROFS  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor'  /  Notary Public  be  A  well  day  of  J)i  the  J.  COES  TO   CALIFORNIA  >bo!s!'ord.���������    Air.  L.    Preston, a  known   resident,  IeN   on  Thurs-  for   California    iii    consequence  furious illness of his     father,  M.  Preston, physician.  Zmf^&ntWJsSncminni'Jipmmu  doing this, doing nothing more, and hopeless. Caution, however,'is still  doing nothing else, cannot involve j being shown by the buyers, wrho look  any member in  personal  discredit  if j for further reductions in the prices of  the  Moderation  system   fails,  strict   adherence   to.    public  marks but the path of sefety.  Hydrid  legislation,  giving  way  secret   influences  will   be  certain  The  honor  to  to  goods, and credit is being granted  more sparingly. Meanwhile, persistent efforts are being made to liquidate stocks accumulated or purchased when higher prices prevailed.  E. W.   Bigelow..  Barrister, Etc.  At J. A. CATHER WOOD'S  Every   Friday  Phones:   Mission   1503  Long Distance:    Pt.  Coquitlam  Phone 80  All models   handled   by us   arc equiped   with  Goodyear Tires at the factory.  Why should  you equip your car  with other  makes cf   tires   when Goodyear   gives   MORE  MILES PER DOLLAR than any other tire made.  Follow the example of the factory���������  EQUIP YOUR CAR ALL ROUND WITH  GOODYEAR TIRES from  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  MISSION CITY, B. C.  m^m iri������igwjwti-ihm!^!- -B'gsr >m  wi ������������������-������������������^Kj..h_i ���������ygig������r^j|ivr.wjyjiiU-*i"^j.ttrsrssjsrw*?,���������-���������* *���������*������������������������������������:  SSSSSCSt^^WFi*^^  /^  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THREE  PRUMflCR OLIVHIt HIS  OWN  PERSONAL V1HWS  i position     lie    ((noted  a   , number  of   loader of the opposition will permit."   that there should be no return of the  VICTORIA. --��������� Premier Oliver  treated tho legislature- to what may  be described as a. profession of bis  personal faith with regard lo the  liquor problem, lie explained carefully two or three times that he was  of authorities. The plan adopted in  the present, instance is. it. appears,  the original method of the British  parliament. The procedure which is  ���������now usual, of having the crown send  a message accompanied .by the bill  which is proposed to be passed, is  i   comparatively   modern   innovation.  giving his own views and not. nocea- ,' not  having been  heard of before tho  sarily those cf the government. 'days of Kingl.i.onry VI. Maying thus  His Hpcoch was made on th<>! 'Imposed of the constitutional crit-  molion asking the lioiitcnaut-govcrn- j h-isin of his course, the premier pro-  or to cause to be placed before I he ! eoeded Co deal in general terms with  House at an early date a  bill lo pro-!wnil<-  he  thought, a  "moderation ad  should   contain.  Me declared it to be tho desire and  this unusual method of gelling a. bill ��������� intention to keep the question out of  introduced     and   in     support ' of   his  the realm of parly    politics "if    the  .vide for government control and sale  of liquor. JJc began by a defence of  I  The   government,   did   not  appeal   to !1)ar ami Lluit tlie    sale of    liquor to  the opposition because of any feeling .boys and girls under" twenty-one  of incapability to grapple with the!vuars ������r il#c should be strictly pro-  question, but in order that'all classesljlibited.  of thG people might ho represented in !     "There    is a    feeling,"  said  he,  the framing of this legislation. "Not ! ",lia(- tluv    administration of the act  hint we need their help, but thai (he ! "huuld   be   independent   of   political  people of the province shall   lie sat-', influence and  I share that feeling .as  Process   of   Deflation   Continues1  Dorchester   House,   Montreal  ir.fied that the legislation shall he as  near perfection     as    the  intelligence      of    the     House    will  Ponsible for the effects of the legis  permit."  At. tlie    same    time he in- Ration."  I limited that the'government would) He continued to stand by the prln-  noi attempt to shirk responsibility, ciple that the'act would.be best ad-  "J he premier' then proceeded to ministered through a 'commission  road from the manifesto issued by bul a great' deal would depend, on  him during election. He adhered to (no Personnel of the commission. If  the   statements     therein     contained  the commission were not-satisfactory  the blame would : undoubtedly . be  placed at, the door of;the government.  He could.not couccivo that the best  results would be obtainable from a  ���������commission absolutely free to do as  it pleased and. not removable, even  for cause. The commissioners should  be appointed ��������� subject to good behavior. They should have . power to  make regulations and, to. amend theru  as experience dictated. They should  also have the power.to establish such  stores for the sale of liquor as in  their judgement from time to time  seem necessary.  "The commissioners shoiild have  a free hand'but at the same-time. 1  believe that the number of places for  dispensing liquor should be kept as  low as possible. 1 believe it should be  During January. ' there was sonic,  slackening,of the demand for credit,,  Hut this condition is not such as-to  warrant''the conclusion ��������� that liquidation has run its coutse. Merchant  and manufacturers, are 'seeking to  realize on their stocks, and it would  far as possible.   But we realize that: ia.,)I,c4jr Llla( ���������tllis.  process* must- con-  oombjii-l' the  government   must  be   held   res-  Vnuc for some (imo- Tho commercial  ' ....                    loans   of, the .banks, have,, not   con  tracted proportionately with  the decline  in   prices,   for  at  tho  end    6f  December they,were still $94,695,296  in excess of the total of a year ago. At  must be borne in mind, however, that  ���������the marketable wealth of- the countr'y  is' greater  in  volume-���������and, even, at  the reduced  prices, greater in value  --than a year    ago.-   A    well-known  economist .has  pointed  out  that  "in  nfiany . cases," changes   in  price-have  no significance at all. It 1b a matter  of concern to the former whether the  surplus of his eggs,  ;,which he sells,'  rises or falls in price. It is a matter  of indifference    to    him.    however,  whether the price of eggs that he pro  duces for his own table, rises or fallig.  It  is a  matter  of  great concern ;'to  the farmer what price; he gets for the  part of the crop which .he Bells, but ���������'  for the much greater part of-his crop  which remains..on . his. ,farm,.,, price  fluctuations    are a    matter of indifference.". This' last -refers tov"mixed  farming;  where fodder'and feed are  available,   there  has'.'been ' no": undue  haste to market live   .'stock, '- and as  In the midst of the city of Montreal, half-way between the uptown  and downtown business districts, on  the corner of two of the best resi-  dental streets, there stands, s.ur-  ���������rounded-by large shade-trees, a substantial and comfortable old-fashion-  ., ed stone dwelling-house. On one  of the pillars of the .wide hospitable  looking entrance is a brass plate  announcing-the house to be Dorchester1 House, the Canadian Women's  Hostel  of. Montreal.   .  This house is the Montreal headquarters of the .association, .which  with the aid of the Government, has  undertaken to provide a welcome for  the women of the old lands coming  to make their homes in Canada, no  matter what; may be their nationality or religion. ,The house-stands  for a welcome to these women from  beyond the sea, but it also stands  for many other things, such as  safety for even the most inexperienced traveller, kindliness and assistance during the first days of  natural bewilderment in strange surroundings, employment for those  seeking work, and a friendly headquarters until the stranger feels herself firmly established in the new  land.  During1 the five years the association has been in "existence the hostel  ; has proved a boon and its workers  tiave befriended thousands of girls  and women from the old lands. Since  the removal in May, 1920, of the  hostel to Dorchester House, its present beautiful and spacious quarters,  the promoters of the work have been  enabled more. than , ever to provide  a veritable "home from home" for  the girls and women newly arrived  in Canada.  Montreal, a port city in summer  and the great railway terminus- of  ihe east at all seasons, forms a sort  &i gate-way. to all ��������� parts of the  Dominion west of the Maritime Provinces. Thus the functions of the  hostel include the entertaining for  ���������*��������� ~-w hours of rest, of travellers  Wui.tJ for the distant west of Canada.  An explanation of the methods of  work of the hostel shows how every  precaution is taken for the safety  and comfort of the travellers. Before the boat arrives in dock or  the boat train is due at the station  the . name of every unaccompanied  woman and girl on the boat has been  received at the hostel. The deacon-  nesscs of Dorchester House meet the  boats and trains no matter at what  hour they may arrive. The girls  can identify them by means of a  purple badge worn on the arm, and  may be provided themselves with a  small purple button by the immigration authorities.. But whether wearing the official button or not, if in  need of help of any kind, if without  friends in the country, if disappointed in meeting expected friends, they  need only speak- to the wearer of  the purple badge and their difficulties .will vanish before wisdom and  ��������� experience.  The    strangers   are   straightway  brought to Dorchester House where  they may obtain comfortable rooms  and board at a very small expense,  or if domestic workers without employment remain24 hours free of  charge, during which time a post is  found for thsm. Those going on to  the west are taken to-the hostel for  a few hours rest while the procedure  for the remainder of the journey is  explained to them, and they are  started on their way. In the meantime the hosfeJ^ advises friends al  the end of ihe journey of their impending  arrival,  If no such friends exist a representative of the hostel in the nearest centre arranges for a church  home for'the "friendless girl in her  hew home and through this connect  tion ties of friendship are soon  formed.  A casual visit to Dorchester House  at any hour of the day. or evening  impresses the visitor that the house  lives in every way up to its motto-of  a   "home   from   home."    The   girls  who have once had  a  taste  of its  hospitalities never fail, if in the nty,  to keep in close touch with its good  times.   There is no trace of "institution" about the home where the girls  go and come in the freest possible  manner under the kindly supervision  of   the. Lady.   Superintendent   who  soon.becomes also their mother-confessor and best friend in the country.    The big lofty rooms are furnished with artistic yet homely taste,  and the girls' own sitting-room, with  big chairs and couches and a piano,  is an ideal spot for friendly gatherings and jolly afternoons and evenings.  During the year of 1920 about  1,400 women and girls from the old  land were entertained in some way  by the hostel. Many of the girls  came to Montreal without prospect  of work, without connections or even  acquaintances in this country. The  employment bureau of the hostel  found positions .for those wishing to  remain in Montreal without charge  to them, and afterwards kept in  touch with ��������� them to see that they  were happy and contented and had  met with .fair-treatment.  As   the. largest  field   by   far  for  women's work in Canada is domes-,  tic service, the girls, if at all capable in that direction, C3n be placed  directly  in good homes in  the city  If farther training is necessary the  hostel arranges for classes in hout<e  work,'and a few lessons in Canadian  methods of housekeeping, which may  be obtained at the hostel, are very  helpful  to any of the overseas women.  No matter how comfortable the  home, however, the girl slone in a  strange community Jongs for recrea  tion and the companionship of younjp  people with a glimpse of faces from  "over there."    This ��������� is where  Dor-  Chester House again steps in.    The  house   is   open   to   the" girls   at   all  times and they may obtain any one  of  the  three  meals  a  day  for the  small charge of a shilling, a quarter  in Canadian Money.   The useof the  recreation rooms is entirely free of  charge.    There is never a day goes -  by that the girls do not drop in for  tea and a visit. Thursday afternoons  and    evenings   are . gala   occasions  every week, for Thursday is a half-  holiday  for  the  domestics  in   most ���������  Canadian homes.   The girls come to.  tea alone or in groups, and the meal ���������  is not well over^when the rugs are  rolled back   from   the   sitting-room  floor and a dance is  in full swing.  At all times the girls send  their  parcels, and get their mail at Dorchester House, and come with their  troubles   and   sometimes    "bring    a  grouch and leave without it," in the  words of the Lady Superintendent.  In   cases   of. illness   the   hostel  ar-v  ranges for the girls entering a hospital  if necessary, and if a rest is  all that is required the patient can  arrange to stay at the hostel.    At  the Christmas season holiday feasts  at Dorchester House arc the order  of   the   day.    Several   of   the   city  churches,   as   well    as    the    hostel  authorities, provide   entertainments  for  the  girls, and  sometimes  from  150    to    200    guests    attend   these '  ���������parties.  During the . summer of 1920  "Cupid" made of Dorchester House  his Canadian headquarters for a few  weeks. In one week five weddings  took place in the parlor of the hostel.  The brides who, had come over to  marry their boys were met by the  Deaconesses and brought to- Dorchester House, where the marriage  was solemnized, and a little wedding  tea-party given to, celebrate the oc- ���������  eosion after which the pair were  given a send-off to their new home,  usually in the far distant west.  At Christmas, 1920. card? and let-  ters poured in from all parts of Can- '  ada  to Dorchester Hoi'?!?, Montreal,  from grateful girls  reasonably ample If there are stores-'has been already pointed out. the  in . the , principal centres of the prices of dairy' products have main-  prvlnce.  The commissionedrs should i tapped their usual seasonal' increase  have the  power to employ such of  licei'3 for the carrying out of the act  as they think necessary.  The right of the individual-to ob-  | f ii id  liquor,  and     the    quantity, the  I premier thought,    shoult    be    dealt  with by a    system of    permits.    No  | person    should be    able    to    obtain  j liquor without- a permit, and maybe  the  amount  obtained should  be endorsed on the permit. These permits  should be revocable In case of abuse.  ' By way of dealing    with the bootlegger,    the    Premier    thought the  buyer of the liquor should be liable  to prosecution as    well as the seller.  He thought this would do away with  much of the trouble.  Iher.e had been    much    complaint  from    the    municipalities    that    at  present they are put to great expense  n the enforcement of- the law, while  at  the same  time they are deprived  of  the revenue which they  formerly  derived from the system. He thought  the  municipalities  must continue to  be   relied   upon  for  the  enforcement  of   the   law,   as   they     have     - the  machinery and understand the local  condition. His idea, therefore, would  be to give .the municipalities fifty per  cent, of the profits, but to empower  the   commissioners   to   withhold   its  sharev from any ��������� municipality    that  was lax in the enforcement. In such  cases  the  commissioners  themselves  could undertake the enforcement in  the  lax municipalities and  meet expense  from   the  profits   which- such  municipalities .would otherwise have  received.-  He did not agree with those who  thought there should be no profit  from the sale of liquor under the act.  He would take all the profit he could  got out of it, but at the same time he  would not like to have the bill regard  od as one for the production of  revenue.  As to whether hotels or clubs  should be licenced, it was a very  debatable point, but he was willing  to listen to. reason. He believed it  was in the minds of some of the  people at all events, that there  should.be no licencing of hotels or  clubs. Others, including the Rev.  Canon Hinchcliffe, held that it was  desirable that the poor men should  not be deprived of their beer.  ���������   Canon I-Iinehliffe���������I made no ref-  The amount of grain iri-thediandB 'of  farmers is greater than in normal  years, and the tendency "to hold it  is still in evidence.  In the case of commodities other  than agricultural products; "further  declines appear to inevitable; ��������� Buying by the public cannot be expected  to become normal until the prices demanded of the actual' consumer are  more in line with the reduced' costs  ���������f raw "material. In canada-.the general fall in prices has . been, ��������� slower  than elsewhere. The decline in wholesale prices tin-Canada . during'. 1920  was 10 per cent., as .against 25 per  cent. ,in the United States. Our contiguity -with' that country should  prepare us for an eventual equiliza-  tion.of prices as between the'two,  when the discount on'the Canadian  dollar is taken in to consideration.-1:���������  ..sank ot Commerce Monthly Letter.  REACH NO  DECISION : .  WITH   GOVERNMENT?  ��������� VICTORIA".��������� - No decision was  reached between .the "government aad  Pitt Meadows municipality in regard  to the proposal of the municipal  council to take over- control of the  dyking in that area. Reeve W. jj.  Park and Mr. McDermott, municipal  clerk, . yesterday interviewed the  Premier, who requested particulars  In writing. . Little;- difficulty Is anticipated in transferring this .control  however the present system .of a dual  control by the provincial and Tuun'ic-  ipal governments sometimes;;.leadjng  to confusion, and it is understood  that Mr. Oliver looks with favor on  the scheme, which will bring'-several  thousand acres under more '��������� intense  cultivation.  GOATS' MILK ICE CREAM    -  Ice cream mado-of goats' milk  and flavored with rose leaves is--a  (popular frozen, delicacy in t Greece  and Crete, according, to an'. American Red Cross worker recently  returned from abroad. ijoat-H*  mill; i.s whiter than cows' milk and  ice cm am frozen from it has almost the blue tinge of. skimmed  mill;, un'ess colored wl-.li the petals  o( ih>; rose. Why aot try rose  petals in'American ice cream?  erence to hotel licences.  Premier Oliver��������� That may be, out  I know the reverend gentleman advised me on more than one occasion  that he was very desirous that the  poor man should have his beer.  Mr. Sam Guthrie���������There's another  here.  Premier Oliver��������� There are a lot  of them. I am out on a prospecting  expedition, and I have no doubt J  will find lots of them.  He hoped, the premier continued,  there would be no attempt'to fool the  public in this matter, but that each  member would act according to his  conscience. At any rate the government was h'ot going to betray the  confidence of the people by indulging  ?n    any    questionable    practises.    If  "Every day I find sonothing new  about my car." "So do I This morn-  ning I found three hairpins and a  powder puff." ;  question as to constitutionality. He  believed, however, that if the buying  of liquor wore made illegal, the constitutional difficulty would be got  out of the way.  As to the keeping- of liquor In  their houses by private persons, he  had heard of half carloads and  whole carloads and several carloads  being imported by individuals, and  it was safe to assume that there whb  a considerable quantity in the hanas  of individuals in the province. The  suggestion had been submitted, and  it appealed to him as reasonable, that  liquor were allowed in hotels or clubs after a certain time the liquor in the  there should be precautions against [hands of private persons should be  ���������tbuse. It was evident, however, that sealed by the    government.    In    this  liquor could not be measured out to  a man according to his circumstances  Mr: Farris-���������Or his capacity.  Premier Oliver���������I am not an  authority, on that. There are other  members whose judgment would  perhaps be better on that point.  As to the constitutional aspects of  the legislation, the premier said he  had drawn the attention of the  government at Ottawa to the result  of the plebiscite and had intimated  tho possibility that the province  might ask Ottawa for supplemental  legislation    so as    to    obviate    any  way its sale could be prevented,'  because the possession of liquor not  so sealed by the government, would  be punishable by fine. Persons having  it could use it themselves but could  not sell it. '"���������  )-\e concluded with an appeal to  the opposition not to take a. hostile  attSude, with a view to preventing  the working out of the act. If they  did so, the result might be disastrous  to nie people of the province.  The debate was adjourned until  Monday on motion of Mr. w. J.  Bowser. .- f:  ftjfl ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFOUt), B. d  =5*9-  HIGH-CLASS FAMILY TRADE  We are justlv proud oi' our meat market and of  the high-class family Irade which we' command.  We try to treat- our customers right and they show  their appreciation of our efforts by a constantly  growing patronage... We refuse to handle any  but the very best meats, whether beef, lamb, pork  veal or fish.    Come in and see us.  WHITE & CARMIGHAEL  B.   ������.   Paoffft   41.  Farmers' Ph������n������ 1009  Abbotsford, B.C.  Ford Car, good running condition, $300.  McGregor Drag Saw, in first-class condition, Snap  Six H. P. Gas Engine, almost new, Snap for Cash.  Now is the timce to have your car overhauled,  when you are not too busy. We have an excellently equipped garage with some of the most-up-  to-the-minute machinery that money can buy,  and we are always out lo improve the plant, be-  | lieying that in so doing The Abbotsford Garage  . will be of valuable aid lo the car owners of the  district in gelling out of -their cars the very best  there is in them.  '-���������        Bring your car in nowand let our workmen  V give you an estimate on what repairs it needs to  make it run just the way you would like it���������you  know we have both the   experienced   workmen  .; and equipment to enable us to guarantee all work  all work we do.   .--..-���������  "Don't forget c*ir Specialties:  LATHE-WORK,  ACETYLENE-'WELDING AND. CUTTING  OVERHAULING and RE-CHARGING OF  BATTERIES  ELECTRIC MOTORS   INSTALLED   AND  RE-WOUND      .  1   We guarantee all our work to be Satisfactory.  Abbotsford Garage & Machine Shop  -Phone, B. G. 7  ABBOTSFORD B. C.  uy at  eat aod Grocery Market  HUNTINGDON, B- C.  SAVE MONEY  Farmers' Phone 1303  MANDATE MUST NOT BR DODGED  j VICTORIA.-��������� The Conservative  members'of the legislature will vote  against the resolution offered by  the-Premier, praying tho Lieutenant  Governor to place a moderation bill  -before the house. This was the announcement made by Mr. \V. J. Bowser yesterday, during a speecli in  which ho denounced the governments  manoeuvre as unconstitutional and  an'attempt to shirk responsibility.  The proper plan, he declared, was to  introduce the measuro in the usual  way arid to be prepared to stand by  : it. If this were done, the Conservatives would be willing and anxious  to lend all the help they could toward perfecting its provisions.  Mr. Bowser went at some length  into the instances of constitutional  practise,-showing that one great objection to the government's method  of procedure was that it involved a  double discussion of the whole subject, first on the resolution and then  on the bill. When the people gave the  present government a majority in the  last election they at the same time  placed the responsibility on the gov-  .-ii. -tujiii "  iwin���������m ��������� rmmttMumfiimi i  lllHWi������MHi>1i if -������ ^������*���������  m^*G*t*������***m*HQ  A. E. HUMPHREY  (Lute   Taylor    &   Humphrey)  B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Ilonm   6   Hurt   block,  Chilliwiiclt  Box    4VJU. CHILLIWACK  GOOD BUTTER���������Do you have trouble in  getting good Butter? If so, try some of  our High-clas Butter. You will be well  satisfied.  R. McEWAN,  BOOT.AND  SHOE  REPAIRER  AliBOTSFORJ), Ii. C.  GIBSON & IRVINE  AIUJOTSFOItp, Ii.  O. \  BUILDING    GONTKACTOKS     ���������  .Estimates Free  l,'ii,������l-<Jliu>s   Work   Guaranteed  erninent's shoulders and not on those  who sit to the left of Mr. Speaker.  This responsibility the government  could  not shed.  Mr. Bowser pointed out that until tho present government came into  office there had been no suggestion  in British Columbia of avoiding the  regular constitutional practise. The  first instance of such avoidance was  in 1017 on the appointment of a  royal commission to enquire into tho  overseas vote in connection with  prohibition. Later, the proper constitutional practise was not followed  when taken away from thirsty people  tho right to buy oight ounces. Other  cases In which tho government  showed a lack of courage were in con  nection with the Pacific Great Eastern and the payments for injuries inflicted In tho Vancouver Island riots.  The present occasion was, therefore,  tho fourth time this government had  shown itself afraid to take the responsibility which properly belonged  to  it.  Mr. Bowser pointed out that  Premier Oliver has"   admitted    (hat:  Advertisements under the    above  heading eost 25'    cents per    issue.  Leave copy  and. money at  The  Abbotsford Garage.  FOR SALE��������� One Baby Grand  Chevrolet, 1. Ford ton truck, 1 Ford  Passenger. These cars are in Al  condition and terms can be arranged  Gray-Dort  Garage,  Mission.  "In the last analysis." the government must take responsibility for  the bill. "If that is lhe case," ho  asked, "why not take it in the first  analysis?" Bring in your bill as all  other governments have done before  you." He had been informed that a  bill was prepared before the election  but in spite of this the premier said  the other day that he was, still open  to conviction. What .the premier  seems to be getting at was that he  was not quit sure what the attorney-  general would permit,what- was in  accordance with- the arrangements'  made by the attorney-general before  the   election.        ��������� '     '  Premier .Oliver���������The statement  ! that legislation was prepared before,  the election is absolutely incorrect.  | Mr. Bowser���������1 will-have to take  the honorable gentleman's word, but  1 was informed that a draft moderation bill was prepared in the department.  Premier Oliver���������The only . draft  bill I ever saw was the one proposed  by the moderation people.  Mr. Bowser���������I am not surprised  that my honorable friend has not  seen it. There are lots of things  going on in his government that he  doesn't know about. 1 am informed  that last year persons in the department were working on a moderation  >ill.  Premier Oliver���������The honorable  gentleman seems to know what goes  on in the attorney-general's department even better than when he was  fhere.  Mr. Bowser���������I think I always had  a pretty good idea of the work of the  department when I was attorney-  general. At any rate wo didn't go to  the legislature and say, "Please'ask  us to bring in a bill."  ' What was the uso, asked Mr. Bowser, of talking of the legislature  being superior to the administration.  Of course the legislation is superior  io the administration, and when the  government fails to get a majority,  it must tender its resignation or go  to the people. But, all the same, this  bill was not going to he framed by  the sergeant-at-arms or the King's  printer or the leader of the opposition. What was before the legislature was virtually a request to ask  the government to do its duty.  Premier Oliver here suggested  that the matter be submitted to the  chair for a decision as to whether the  method of procedure was in order or  not. ,,  Mr. Bowser���������That is no way to  avoid the discussion. I am pointing  out that it is the practise of a weak  government, afraid to face its responsibility. It is done for the purpose  of drawing out tho house, to toll  how.they feel on certain suggestions. Perhaps when the attorney-  general finds out that certain things  which he has promised cannot be  done ho will be able to go back and  say that lie did 'his best, but ho  could not curry  it through.  One of the. most important qucul-  ions in connection with the bill, said  Mr. Bowser, would be its administration. They might pass the best bill  in the world, but if it were administered as the Prohibition Act, it would  |be a Hat failure. It. semecl to him  that if the government were in earnest, the legislature ought to be a.s'-ccd  to select the persons who will administer the cat. But instead of doing  this, the government themselves  would make the appointments to the  Wc sell Bread lhat is made in Abbotsford���������a  great many of our customers prefer our bread  for this reason and also that it.is just as good as  lhe best that is made anywhere.  ALBERT LEE, Baker, and Grocer  A T. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  .     NOTARY PUBLIC;,  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL, ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  A. McCallum  Abbotsford   '  Our Pure Foods, act like a  Spring Tonic. Our low Values  also have a financial tonic Value  We have cut out the cost of tele-,  phone orders and deliveries.^  It's quite fashionable to carry  it home.  AG. ANDREWS  CASH   GROCER  ABBOTSFORD,   B,   C.  FARMERS'SUPPLYSTORE  .   Successor to A. P. Slade & Co.  We buy eggs, poultry, etc.  We sell flour and feed  ABBOTSFORD  commission which  the Premier says  is to be appointed.  Let the bill be brought in like  other government measures, and the  Opposition would be ready to express  themselves on the merits of the proposals, and to point out, whero they  thought improvements might be  made. The opposition were willing  to bring to bear their experience to  get a bill that would meet the mandate of the people of the province  ! ut they could not accept the resolution as proposed.  Operated by R. Leary    |  OPPOSITION' HAVE  MANY  QUKSTIOXA  I'AKRIS MUST SHOW HIS HAM)  VICTORIA.���������"Will you come into  my parlor," said, tho spider to the  fly. This is the attitude of the Oliver  government in connection with the  moderation issue, but sooner or  Inter u Minister of tho Crown must  assume tho responsibility of sponsoring the bill in connection with the  sale of liquor.  Such was the reply of Hon. W. J.  Bowser, speaking in the House this  nft'Tuonn. to the motion introduced  by Premier Oliver on Friday. Tho  loader ol* the opposition took the  view that the Premier's move is unconstitutional, and that, the bill he-  ;"ic one of revenue, must by Parlia-  '"^"fnrv ivncndui'A lie fnHiPrerl bv  tho covnrnment. This contention, if  "-'nilrvl ���������"���������ill ni"o,i th.nt Att.orney-  0en em.I Farris will be forced to shnv  his bond in ennnnction with tb<=> nl-  !'���������"������������������"! compact with Vancouver hotel  men.  Victoria, Feb. 12���������Upper country  members of the Opposition are showing considerable activity in connection with the .operations of the Land  Settlement Board during the past  year and the amount of money expended. Several^ questions in this  respect are due to be answered by  the government when data is available.  I Particularly active is Mr. W. A.  McKenzie, of Similkameen, who is  anxious to learn the extent of the  money expended in his constituency  especially during the month of November, 1920, hist prior to the election.  Mr. J. W. Jones is asking particulars of the Land Settlement Board  its members, and the amount ox-  pended during 1920.  Mr. It. II. Pooley (Esquimalt) is  hot on the trail of certain liquor con-  fiscafed by the government, its  amount, its present whereabouts, and  the monies derived.  Owing to wrong information, it  "*or niii)lif;)iod in this naper la-t. weo.k  Hiat the proceeds of th������. G. W. V A.  flnncn worn for the Hosnital fund  Latest information says it was wrong  'Hi" T.ovni True Blue Lodg^'fond a  "'"'I. nf.tonrlod mooting on Monday  vi<*M nwl considerable discussion  prnso over tho proposed change of  the name of the rfVnn i'Muq Orphanage  in   New   Westminster,


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