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 *tf  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  s=SP  , Voii XXIIL, No. 13  ABBOTSFORD, B, tT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1922.  ?],00 per Year  ALEX KER  HELD SATURDAY  W. J. MANSON TO  VISIT. PRAIRIES  .VANCOUVER, Feb. 24.���������In order  toMnvestigate^,Vcoiiditions- as��������� to"-the<  t jam andVconserved .fruit ^narj^ets,.and,  if possible effect a sale of'ilie products "the association' has for disposal, the B.-C. Berry Growers'..Association will soud Mr. W. J. Manson -to-  tho prairie and Eastern provinces,  an well as the marketing* centres', of  tho U. S. While In the East, Mr.  Manson will also attend the conference of the Dominion Kruit Growers. .This was' decided upon at ^s the  annual meeting of tho . association  hold tit Chilliwack 'recently.  'Accord till-; Io reports 'presented r.i.  tho mealing the* association shippr-u  17U cars of all varieties of fruit to  prairie and other' markets. Tho  equivalent of eight cars more, in L.  C. L. was also-handled by the assoc-  , iatioir's  sales  organization.     /  THe saving* to the Growers resulting from crates purchased through  the association paid for the cost of  establishing the Vancouver office.  Regarding the sale of the 1922  crop, negotiations are at present being carried on with prairie interests  for its disposal. - "  The matter of! establishing additional pre-coollng plants /.facilities-  are more in proportion to the demahel!  is uiider consideration, and the-prevalent opinion is that it will not ; be  long 'untiKan improvement-in mar-:  keting conditions in, . and" arounu  Greater Vancouver will: be forthcoming.   . . -    *������������������ ���������     -/-'     "-���������'.-  A.general optimism over the.pros-  ,.pef.ts<f occ4^3 ��������� rS-as?-.eyidencM;'^iWi  the directors.    ' -   -> .-. ���������-  Officers elected for the year were.  President,   H.    H. *-Eddie/"Chilli-  Mt. Lehman  '*fcr  cess both socially and financially  The.hall, gaily decorated with red  hearts, white streamers' and greonory  was "comfortably filled both for the  dance and cards. Woods' orchestra.-  Langley-Prairie, supplied tho music.  The:ladies', prizes w.ero won by Meri-  dames Ferguson and Owen for high  score and consolation, respectively.  while the McTavish brothers..were rewarded the gentlemen's awards. Thy  committees in charge wore Mbsdamos  R7 Lehman nnd'L:' Ooghlnh, joint  conveners; It Owen, Jus. Forres'er,  T. H. Lehman, Green, Simpson, J. A.  H. Gray and L. McKinnon.  ,The.February meeting'of "the Women's Institute held in the Memorial  Hall on the"8th," though/but'��������� .fairly  well attended, was' very interesting.  The women .unanimously, endorsed  the resolution of .the Vancouver Rotary Club re the'Drug Evil, and-' ordered copies of the- resolution sent  to -.the.;, proper authorities/ The subject for the afternoon was' -"A-Day  in- an -English School^'' and'   handled  FUNERAL OF  ^^T^o/funerafo^'AlexKcr, who died  iW' suddenly/.bh^ie lfith inst. was  ������������������hM'dyfrMi^th������.(M'������!Sohic. Hall- on .Saturday jafteVnodhN with''a very - l-.irgo j;t-  teiulUnce. ' The service, whio'i w������s  most.impresaiveV'was .conducted b>  the local Order'of ^Oddfellows, Rev.  W. Robertson andiV'Rev. A. H. Priest  officiating."    - *   '���������%  The late Mr. '.'^Ker ' was' born  in Selkirkshire, /'Scotland, thirty-  two} years ago, aii^f,had made his  home in Canada foY the past eleven  years'. During-th&'great war he had  served in 'Francois; an engineer in  the;.-l,7th Battalion^:. E.-.F. of- .which  Rev".;A. H.-Priest*was Chaplain.  * Mr. Ker.was afniemberof the local  Order of OddfeUowsV- the Great War  Veterans' Association/-.and secretary-  treasurer-of the i" Abbotsford St: Andrews and Caledonian Society: - He is  survived by a wife a\nd>one_ little son,.  Peter, residing-.heref'and" the parents  and two brothers^residing- in the old  home "Warriors'---Rest," Yarrow,  Scotland.'-        -J-.'4;   .���������..  Floral tributes^wftich - were very  beautiful' were sent .'from the following, ; spray; "��������� wife/fa,nd -"little" 'son;  wreath, Great.WarSVeterahs'- Assb'cia^  don. - In this grade the studies are  -more" along/practical'* than- "-. literary  lines. Domestic: science included" ii������*/i  only cooking and'sewing, but house  ^.id^attajg,^  are. taught about ,theV family/budget,',  to. make the-income-exceed the'" expenditure;- marketing,  ; arid textiles,  wack';, vice-president .not yet'appoint-.At various times the "pupils do'  tli<_.  ������--  -ed;.secretary-treasurer, G. H. Moody.*  '-Messrs/H. M. Eddie and H.'W. E'tor-  ey���������,Chilliwack; Messrs. Landry .and  (Knight, Mission City; Hatzic and  Dewdney, Messrs. Sprott and Gavin;  Burhaby. Lake, Messrs. Hamilton and  Curll; Whchnock, Messrs. Simpson  'and Ansell; Maple Ridge, Messrs.  Ladner and another; Central Park,  Messrs. Bathie and Wiggih Wyndel'.-  Representatives from 'Salmon' - Arm  not yet appointed.   -   ~  Owing* to delay in transportation  the local Theatre are-unable to show  this Saturday, "The Women God  Changed." In its place a seven reel  feature "Lost Romance" with an ail  star cast1 will be shown.  Leslie* Trethewey was a visitor  town ever the week-end.  in  The "Hard Times" dance held  last. Friday night uuder the auspices  of the True Blue Lodge, was a splendid success. There was a fair attendance and, good music. The prizes for.  the best costumes were won by Miss  Sylvia Murray and Mr. Cottrell  (first) Miss Heridrickson and H. Walters (second). M,r. and Mrs. N. Hill  and J. .A. McGowan very kindly acted as judges for the evening, and as  the costumes were numerous and appropriate' a decision was difficult to  make. Mrs". T. McMillan, convenor  of the dance committee deserves  credit for the well arranged evenin  actual'buying 'of dry goods and food"  stuffs.. Physical drill; and singing  are also" on the ��������� curriculum'. "The  play'grounds in summer and the'  school halls in winter are open so"  that the children from the crowdec  areas-can enjoy games, etc., under  competent supervisors'. - The.particular school with the work of which  Mrs. Gray was so thoroughly conversant is three" stories in height, a  floor each for boys, girls, and infants. The attendance is 2,000. '"To  Mrs. Gamsby and Mrs. 0. Feam  again fell the delightful task of .presenting to Mrs. S. Soloman, nee Ri/h  Grant, on behalf of.the members <-t  silver pie dish on'the occasion -of-her  recent marriage. Mrs. iS'oloman vry  feelingly repliod. - Refreshments  were served by Mesdames Fearn, T.  ii. Lehman and Green.   - ---.  Oddfellows 'who* a^d\as fpallbearers  w-,ere: ^Messrs/MllIi^^Ruckerr Math-"  .e*ws? Bullock', McKay''arid Cruisdale:  Interment was'--, majhe^ihthe' rHazel-  OVERCOAT GAVE GAiJE^AWAY  jWith a car .-,ldad..of.;,^hodcli"--.'on  CARD OF THANKS  I wish to take this  thanking    the    many    friends _ who  showed their sympathy by their many  acts of kindnesses.during my receut  bereavement,    in the    death of   my  husband.  MRS. A. KER.  G-. O. Brown and wife   visited  Vancouver last week-end.  Mr. Andison is on the sick list thig  .week suffering    from an    attack of  I grippe.  -their qwn^side of the line which they  hesitate* to relinquish,-the border officials are still'  -keen to    grasp    any"  consignment moving southward.   .     i  Their     keenness    was.   rewarded j  again on Saturday when shingles' and  whisky were"discovered, travelling to- t  getlier.  ltmwas an   overcoat that   gav.e the  game away.    "Scrap Iron," the veteran car inspector, wondered *what   a  coat was doing on.the end of a freight  car':    It might belong to a.travelling-  hobo, or be the relic of "an, accident./  It ! should    be      investigated.    The  freight    train from    Mission.City to  Huntingdon -had picked up * a string  of cars at Abbotsford. that had been  loaded    along the B. C. E. R.    Railway.    One of    these    Avas a - car of  shingles marked by the* overcoat.  The station' authorities opened the  car, discovering to    their .wonder    a  ormortunity of 'Inan wll������ was ful1 ������f.������uile    or^oFli^  - ���������      quor, as he had nothing of    interest  to itell. Apparently, when loading  the car he had-somehow got "loaded* up" too and���������well, in the amiis-  ing confusion he slipped away and  has not been seen since.  ! U. S. Marshal Gaston and the customs officials thought the story suspicious, so searched the road of  shingles thoroughly, . finding - some  twenty cases tucked away, apparently in " charge of this ��������� traveller. As  the whisky was not on the - invoice  they concluded it could not be 'intended for the same destination, any-  uow, they thought fit to hold it un-  ,il  "claimed."  Other cars were searched without  further treasure,, and it will be long  before any car of shingles runs over  lhe border again without close scrutiny.  Mrs. M. M.    Shore    lias    returned  from Spences Bridge, where she wa~-  called by-the death of her uncle, Mi-  Arthur Clemes.  Mr. J. Craig of Vancouver, and one  time interested in the Abbotsford  mill, was the guest of-Mr. Dan .Smith  last week.  Mrs. Spring of Matsqui was a visitor at the home of C. Spring over  the week-end.  Mrs. and Miss Campbell of New  Westminster were the guests of  Mrs. Harkness, Sr., Mrs. W. Hark-  n'ess and Mrs. A. Mclnnes this weekend. : - -  Thos. Lovedar was- home from  Vancouver .^over the /week-end.  R. Harrison of New Westminster  was a recent visitor in town.  Mr. Ingalls of Sumas spent the  week-end in Abbotsford.  'Mr. arid Mrs. A. Liggins" were* visitors in Vancouver this week.  Master Ronald Hay entertained  several of his little friends on Saturday evening, it being his eleventh  birthday. " -  Miss Enrol Little entertained at a  pleasant birthday party ou Saturday'  evening, when a few friends gathered at her home to "celebrate ,the occasion.  A jolly birthday ^party was held 'at  the residence, of Mrs/A.* McPhee "on-  Monday evening", when Mjss" Mary  McRJtiee^was hostesseY-for. the' event. "  Mr. and Mrs. * F." ' Carmlchael ���������- ��������� are  receiving congratulations*, upon;' the  arrival ;of * a .little''daughter, "'Sunday'  night. "* . ~ ''.���������'"'' v < ~' *' ��������� "������������������. - "'*  L^"^rT*'%rWu't^  ly.recovered',from/his"recent /illness  to be able to beV-out-again;, and was a  Visitor.'to.Vancouver 'on Monday.. .*-  ' -Miss Evelyn 'McMenemy -was.the  guest oT Mrs/- Kirkpatrick-of Clayburn this- week.  Messrs.. J. Lotten.JP. Buchanan arid  E. Miller visited Vancouver at . the  week-end.  A number of friends gave a surprise  party oh -Mrs. T. C. Coogan on Wednesday evening, the occasion of"  her  birthday.  Mr. J. A. McGowan was a visitor  to Vancouver during the week.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eby of Winnipeg are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.  H. Eby.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, of Lynn  Valley were the recent guests of Mrs.  J.  Stinson.  Capt. F. J. R. Whitchelo spent, a  few days in Vancouver this week.  Mrs. Moring visited her sister,  Miss Watson recently.  *-After being shut down for many  weeks the Abbotsford mill has resumed  operations.  Mrs. G. Brown has gone to Vancov,  ver to secure-special treatment ' tor  her baby, which has been very ill.  Mr. Steiss spent the week-end ii  Vancouver.  Donald Fraser was home over the  week-end. -.  Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, Miss Watson and Mrs. Moring were visitors in  Bellinghamon Thursday.  Mrs. Steffins of Chilliwack "was  the guest of her mother, Mrs. Frasor,  over the week-end.   -  Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ferris from  the Prairies have come to visit for a  'few--.weeks with W. Ferris, who 's  residing in .Mr. J. L. Kennedy's  house.    , ',-**-  Our genial* barber    has a new re-'  ceipt for cleaning   windows.   If you  don't believe us just see   how , they  shine.      -  > , , ",  FEWER FROM IRELASflT.   ,.  ;.... , v-        coming;to/oanaba  LONDON,, Feb.^lS^For 'months/  'the're~has'?nct^  ���������igrant for Canada ^leaving-   'Queens^  town <br Dublin*,  .'Irish^-e'migratioii^roV  'Canada .last year' tbtaiied'-l,422';''/ad:-'  ���������against 2,109 in 1.9 20'.   .'" *    : "'  ',-/'"  ' Emigration to.the" Jtfnfted."States  last year was 11,41 7, against 12.2-2S  in  1920. ,    '--    '  v.^ttrC'V*!  WjAl u/w/^i,  Services will be' held in St. Math-  ew's Anglican- Church at Abbotsford  every Sunday night"at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding- Priest, vicar.  A SNAP IN  iu  .SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25lh.  "LOST ROMANCE"  7 Reel.Feature with an All Star Cast  SATURDAY, MARCH Mh.  "PASSING THROUGH"  ...   featuring        ~:  -  DOUGLAS McLEAN  5/Reel  Comedy  DIED  IN  SEATTLE  AFTER SHORT ILLNESS  Wont.was received in Mission City  this week that Mr. Win Yehny, formerly of the C. P. R.-, Mission, and later of the B. C. E. R., Abbotsford, had  died after a very short illness, at  his home in Seattle, where he and  Mrs. Yenny had' been living for the  past yearjor more. The. deceased was  about 55 years' of age and leaves a  widow and two grown up sons. .  We were fortunate in our offer for an up-to-  the-minute stock of Men's furnishings that had  .'been.purchased for-a.high class'city store:   This  stock is all newl' The prices less than pre-war:  iPrices are cash only and no exchanges.  ARROW W. G. R. COLLARS, all the new styles, sizes  from lSy2 up. All are 25 cent collars, on sale at 2 for 25$  a dozen for $1.40  MEN'S FINE SILK HOSE, all colors, all sizes, solri  everywhere for $2.00 a pair, our price 75^ a Pair or 3 pair  for    $2.00  MEN'S FINE GLOVES, Chamois, Swede and Mocha, all  $3.50 values, -for  -.. $1.95  MEN'S BINE SHIRTS, all-sizes, to clear at ...'".-.. $1.50  MEN'S SOFT SILK COLLARS, all $1.00 quality to  clear for  45$  There are so many lines it is impossible to give any idea  of the values, added to these we are placing on sale a great  many staple and wanted lines, as MEN'S WORK SOCKS at  4 pair for i $1.00  WORK SHIRTS, values to $3.25 to clear at 95$  ODD PANTS, from  $2.95 up.  .   MEN'S RAINCOATS at give away prices.  MEN'S ALL WOOL TWEED SUITS;   only   three   left,  sizes 36, 37,37 to clear at .......... . .. $18.50  MEN'S BOOTS, see what we have to offer at ... $3.95  MEN'S HIGH GRADE NECK TIES, all $2.50 values to  clear at, each  45$  OPENING NEW DRY GOODS AM) NEW LINOLEUM  Mrs. Milsted was'a visitor to Huntingdon today.  Mr. F. W. Johnson    is    '.'on deck'  again after u ahort illness.-  Limited  'THE STORE OF QUALITY"  ESS  saaa ������  is.  PAfiiS  THE ABBOTS FGRBPOST  n^twdMfciWiiin*^  THE ABBOTSFORD'POST  Published Every Friday  J. A: BATES. Editor and Proprietor  acrr  "*' ." " '        r     i .l   ���������if' I r.i   - _  Friday, February 24, 1922  -=--. Elsewhere appears an article that  shows that the Ladncr merchants  are wanting a local paper to bejmb-  llshed in their midst for the purpose  of boosting the home town and of  placing the prices of the goods of the  local merchants before, the public'  It is well, within the    memory    of  the editor oi' this paper when the latu  Itie A. Fraser first hit Ladher for the  purpose of establishing    The   rDe!*a  Times, later sold to    a Mr.    Manlev.  who edited it for many years until it  'passed  into  the  hands'    of    Senator  Taylor.    The Senator, when the war  of 1014 came discontinued the paper  since which  time there has been no  paper published in the town.    .It ap:  peared to have a hard life- for existence on account' of^poor support, bin  now .the tide has turned and the merchants want some means of advertising.    The town now feels' the want,  of some exponent of local community  spirit that will go into the homes ,i.f  the neighborhood, and incidentally to  .put the town on the map.  Should some disciple of Benjamin  Franklin decide to locate in the town  it is to be hoped- that he will be  . given that support that will 'at least  net him three good squares' a day  besides enough to take in the local  picture show when the tired feeling  comes over him, not to say anything  about the thousand and one little  items that it cost to run' a country  printing office successfully.  GIVES AN   ACCOUNT  OF   STEWARDSHIP  This means that everything entering  into the construction of the road, a:-.  well as all employees- of the contractors, arc paid by the Government. On  the unit prices, whether    they be for  grading,  for lumber,  ties,  track-laying, wages,    salaries, or    any    other  class of work, the'eon tractors receive  profit, or supervision fee, of ii 1-2 pet-  cent, of tlie total amount    expended  in the construction of the road. Tho  more money, they spend���������the    more  percentage profit they    earn.    After  the first 12 miles, work was done involving several millions of    dollars,  without tenders or without    any contract, other than the direction   of the.  Chief Engineer of the    Government.  Although the first 4 2 miles were    to"  have  been  completed     by , January,  1919, or three years ago, the Government does not yet know what it cost.  The cost of 70 niiles    completed    in  March; 1920, has not yet been determined.    In March, 1920, the Premier  informed the House that $4,000,000  would build and equip the road from  Mile 294 to Prince George, a disjanco  of 1?������1 miles.    When only    7 0 "miles  of this distance    were finished,  $',-  000,000 had been spent.    This    indicates either incompetency or    excessive payments     to  tho    contractors.  When,the contractors    asked for an  increase in unit prices, the Chief LCn-  gineer, in October,    1920,    not    only  0 per cent, increase,    but  ������   i-. rt f\  William K: Esiirig Presents Interesting Data for Taxpayers ot British  Columbia���������Shows Where Provin-  cial Revenue Goes and tt hy Taxes  aro Being Increased.  COAST RANGE STEKL  (Continued from last week.)  This was a company which figured so prominently in the speeches oi  F T Congdon, who tool*-, the platform' for the -present ;AOvernnient  during the last campaign He to  much about it to his' : audiences in  Rosslandand Trail, .but he.did.not  tell that the .Government had legis--  tered his company - with a capital  of $15,000,000 for the nominal sum  of $50.00, while the .statutory fee is  $3 902.00. The Premier, the Attorney-General, .and the Minister* ot  Mines, according to the Vancouver  Province gave'the company tneir pei  u-aclrrH and owned by them for    the  ' purpose of sawing material    for construction work.    The mill" at    Ohek-  i amus was valued at    about    $7������,0UU  lunrf was insured for .$35000.   'It was  1-urncd alter the Settlement Act    oi  1918     and    the    insunu^ca  -   money  ' should have gone to the Government..  ins the mill was part    of -the   plant  finuchlnerv and equipment    conveyed  io tho Government by tho SoU.'omein  Lw of "V. S.    it seems, however, that  the fire insurance policy had not been  transferred to the P. O. R.    Railway,  but remained in    the -namo   ot    i.  Welch, who collected -tho money, and  we hear nothing of the Premier haying attempted to recover *" if,' nor    is  the amount    shown    in the    balance  sheet of the railway.    After the    act  of settlement, P.    Welch's    attorney  told the Walsh-Day Lumber Coiupaii"  as holders of a sub-lease on the null,  that this mill now belonged to    the  Government of B. C, and for them to  turn over the rent of $500 per montn  to the Government, as P. Welch had  nothing more to do with it.  When the Premier warf on the-platform in North Vancouver,    in March.  1920, in debate with Mr-.-Hanes,    the  latter made the above statement and  produced    photographic, copy    of   a  lease, dated August 1, 1917, to    run  for ten years    whereby^the P. G. h...  Railway     (before    the-  Government  took it .over) leased to P. Welch, the  land on which the m'iii stood, and by  clause    -I of    said lease,    P.    Welch  agreed  to    immediately    rebuild the  said mill if it should burn. Therefore,  under tho Settlement .Act, this    mill  should  havo become tlie property of  the Government as owner of the Pacific Great Eastern .Railway, and the  mill should either be.rebuilt now by  P   Welch or the Government as' owner of the P. G. 13.,-   should   have the  $���������'5,000    insurance.     ,-On    April    9  1918/. Messrs.  Anderson  &. Morissey.  acting for tho-Premier, as Minister ot  Railways, and holding-,   power of-attorney for the Premier as Minister o  Railways,    notified " the    Walsh-Day  Lumber Company, (which    had    the  mill under sub-lease from P. Welch,  that the mill belonged', to the Government, and a few days.later, the Premier sent a telegram to the    Walsh-  Day Lumber Company, to    disregard  all instructions    given by    Anderson  & Morrisey;   The Premier    was confused    by    the" statements'   of    Mr.  Hanes,    and    said    the    Government  would take steps to recover the money if the Province    were^ ..entitled to  1 EXPENSIVE TRANSPORTATION  The present P. G..vE., trackage    is  /  You are entitled to telephone service thafis  quick, accurate and wide in its extensions.  To give the' best service, this company is constantly improving and adding to its equipment. Its operating methods are standardized. Your telephone service is second to  none. Your assistance and co-operation enables us to give you ��������� intercommunicate a of  the widest scope and highest obtainable efficiency.  Britm Columbia Telephone Company  . ���������' <  granted a SO pei  .. ..  made it date from January 1st, 1920  which increase,    cost    the    Province  more than half a million dollars  STATIftrKNTS 1?NCU.VLLE\GKI>  This.fact was partially responsible  for;.the action of    David    Whiteside.  Liberal member for New    Westminster, in his sensational attack on the  Government, when he said:    "If anything more was   necessary    to    convince the electorate that it was tim������.  for a   change,    then the   revelations  made by Mr.    Esling,    member.   for  Rossland, anent   the P..G. E.,    were  sufficient to call for the    retirement  of the Minister    of    Railways."    He  continued:    "I am astonished to hear  Mr. Esling's statements go    unchallenged- by the Premier."    To this the  Premier answered    that he'.'was prepared to justify the figures,-and Mr..  Whiteside' replied, "I have no doubt.  Mr/Premier, you    will    attempt    to i     mc ^ibos^ ...  ���������..,���������.  justify them, but you cannot justify 1.348 miles'-from Squamish to Quesuel  them in hiy mind, at least."' "   JThe loss for operating and mainter  ���������     In 1920^ the contractors were'paid  auce }n 1.921 was $500,000. They run  $84.50 per thousand, plus 5  1 ������-      - ' '" ""u    *mo"   "-  cent. ,for four million feet' of  timbers   including   three-inch  ii  .-Vii*4  -2-   per  brid.'-vo  plank  nu.iuv, 6U. T--     - e*n !andTn*W'l 8>21, the "contractors    gensr-  sonal sympathy and entered mto    an ,J ^ -to accept    $62.00.   pei  agreement    to    pay    it a    Dounty oi, t . ^_^     ���������i���������c r, i_?. ,  $3.00  per ton  foi  was  pig    iron.    Th'.-s  not necessary .because the'act of  thousand,  $65.00. per  plus 5 1-2 per    cent.,    or  thousand for- five million.  1918 gave anv .producer of a ton   of Ii-'eet.    This was not for    timbers-  i  pig iron, the    same    bounty, but it|place, but in the material yard.    The  looked well, and would perhaps, have      '     "'    *~,J~~ ������������������wa <������t    a  aided in the sale ot-stoek to widows  in the Old Country.    H. J. Landahl,  one of the promoters, ' stated in the  Province that he had interested British Financiers, who had    agreed    to  furnish fifty million dollars as soon  as satisfactory reports as to the   extent of the B. C. iron deposits    were  received, from their engineers, ' who  were then engaged in the general investigation.    Now, one would    have  , thought that these British financiers  with fifty millions to invest would be,  able to pay their, own engineers   for  the. report on. which- the    investment  of such a large sum    depended.--  But  nop The Provincial Government paid  them.    It paid then $10,000 and    it"  paid them in    advance.    A recent issue'of Mining and    Engineering^ Record of Vancouver says:  *|The.Coast Range.Steel promotion  has ended in a fizzle, as -we" stated it  would. When the Coast Range Steel  Co., Ltd., failed to pay the fees of  the English engineers who came out  to investigate-the matter, the minister fiised funds to -do so .which, the department should-have expended in  assisting prospectors with roads and  trails and development of promising  prospects. The incident was one of  the.'worst pieces of political graft we  have seen, and Wm. K. Esling, M. P.  P., for Rossland, deserved great credit fov the part he took in its exposure."  A RAILROAD ISUfl'DKIt ,  After the Oliver-Farris Government came into office ill J91G, it canceled all arrangements Villi Kole>.  Welch & Stewart for the building of  the Pacific Great Eastern to Prince  George and undertook the work it  self. John Callahan, Deputy Minister of Railways for the Province of  Alberta, who was'chief engineer for  Foley, Welch & Stewart, says:  "There is no doubt, if the P. G.'K.  Loan Act, 1.910, had been "complied  with by the Oliver Government., the  track and all necessary appurtenant,  structures could have been completed through to Prince George by the  end of .1919, at a cost to. the Province not exceeding six millions."  The Oliver Government has already spent more than sixteen millions and there are still fifty miles to  build.  A contract was let to the Northern Construction Company ������or the.  first 42 miles on a 5 1-2 per' cent  profit,-based on unit prices: -Under  this arrangement the contractors  have all to gain and nothing to lose.  a train twice a week^each way -sc  that under the present management  it costs $2500.00 by way of maintenance and operating loss for every  trip the train makes.1 over'the 34 8  mile's. it '   -. ' '.-  1 price for bridge timbers at    any re  sponsible mill on-the coast   in 192 0.  was $40.00 to'" $45.00, and the price  in 1921,.was $20.00 to $25.00.    This  "helps to explain how it is that   such  enormous sums are being -expended  by the Government in the    construction of the    railway.    The    accounts  of the Northern Construction    Company have never been audited   -slnyj  the Government took oyer the work.  -    .THAT   MISSING  EQUIPMENT   Y  In accordance    with the    terms'of  the Pacific Great Eastern Settlement.  Act, in. 1918, whereby-the    Province  took oyer the" railway from the P. G.  E. Railway    .Company,/ and-\ Foley,  ��������� Welch-A-Stewartj' the * owners   and  contractors,   there  was- included     in  the trah'sfeir to the Government,-   all  plant, rolling stock,    equipment and  machinery on or   about the line    of  SELLING ADVERTISING  The Red Bluff  (Can.)  Daily New;  submits this statement^  "If you had advertising space t'  sell, and a payroll to meet, would yc  sell your space to business men wh  want it, or would you hold it for k  cal people who won't take it, an  who don't .pay? I  ��������� The Hyder Alaska    Miner in con:  meriting .on the above says.  "The Question is one .that con  cerns newspaper editors everywhere  In many places, notably smaller com.  inanities the newspaper has a liar;  stiuggle for existance. It may be ;  live sheet, ably edited, but the loca'  merchant-feels that "everyone know;  him" and that it is not necessary U  advertise; that he does -.about tlv  sariie amount'ob business anyway-.-.  lie fails to appreciate'��������� what >'  means to his' community to spread  the "news abroad of its doings, of its  Made-in Canada ,.  ENJOY YOUR CAR NOW  There are weeks of ideal -motoring* weather  ahead���������weeks in which to enjoy your XheyroLet,  and, keep you fit to reap the full "benenl ot.  Canada's.returning prosperity.-  The Chevrolet will bring you pleasure Jo-day  and make your work more efficient through the  winter. At to-day's prices you certainly have  nothing to gain by delaying your purchase.  STUART MOTORS[.{J.  " f"Chevrolet1 aMNash; Agents. ..;'.;\  Chevrblet Dealers have a reputation for Servict.  Mission Citys B., C ."'.-.  the railway, or adjacent    thereto- ai������-"~  - -  the:date of the agreement, or; which, opportunities for,newcomers  previous to that date, had "been in I Every new family . means at le:>t  use.'ih'coniiection'with the construe-.?1^00 yearly spent in that'eommun-  tion or op'eratiou of the railway.. Th* "������ty. Every merchant, gets his share  value of the contractor's plant, when  9*  inis-     -  - ���������  it went oir,the work, was placed at! In supporting the ..-newspaper by  one million by.Mr. Vv'elch, at the in- advertising, the merchant encour-  vestigation, and..-the Equipment com- ages enterprise on the part of the  pany, a subsidiary company, owned publisher and the greater the public-  by the contractors, valued it in tho ity> given the town 'aikl district the  settlement -at ,$700,0.00. For this j more rapid the growth,  equipment, plant, machinery* and ro'i- The local newspaper is the champing stock, Premier Oliver, as Miu- ber of commerce and publicity bur-  ter of Railways, felt his responsibil- eau combined.    It should   have   the  ---"���������'��������� Un support of everyone, .to the end that  the greater amount of good may be  accomplished. ���������  Thousands of dollars worth of free  advertising is given away every year  to the community by' the local newspaper. Every little thing Is boosted,  and people abroad begin to find'out  what a fine place the'towm is'.  In supporting the paper by advertising the merchant is contributing  not only to his direct benefit but to  the future of the community as well.  'THK  QUITTNSli  You're "sick of the game."  Well, now, /hat's a shame!  You're young and you're brave  you'ire bright.  You've had a raw deal, *  /ote anuj    1 know, but don't squeal,  Premier 5 Buck up, do your darndest and fight!  j    It's the plugginaway  that will win you the day,  (So don't be a piker, old pard;  sent    Messrs.    Anderson & .Morrisey  along   the   line of   construction    to  make an inventory,' and to take over  In the name of the Minister and    the  Government, all plant and equipment,  machinery and rolling stock conveyed to the Government by    the agreement.    For reasons    which    are not  given to "the public or to the Legislature, the Government hits' consistent-  jly refused, and still.refuses, to make  [public this inventory, and to tell   t;he-  people what has become of the plant,  equipment and machinery.    .  On 19th/ FebVuary, 1919, Mr.  Hanes, member'"for North Vancouver,  moved that an order of the House be  granted to have this list tabled for  inspection. His motion lost. A wee''  later he repeated his effort, and.this  time the matter went'to a vote and  was lost by 22 to 10, the  and all his' ministers voting against  the motion to bring in the list. iSince  then, further efforts   to get   the list  and  before the public, have proven futile.  In the   P. G.E.    inquiry,   it   was  Just draw on your grit;  It's so easy to quit-  ���������v        it      W!1S ItS   SO   eaaj    iu   yum-    ft J* ��������� J,v- it's keeping your chin up that's hard.  shown that there    were    three . saw  Its keeping y^Q w   g6rvlce(  mills used and   operated by the con-  The best testimony -for-consolidate  ed schools is that when once  -estab-  lished-the isolated'.rural school wit-!,  its one teacher to take all .grades' and  all   subjects is * abandoned    forever.  The one objection to the scheme has  been when the "consolidation, has taken in too much territory, as at Duncan, B.C., where children have   -been  brought in for: ten or) eleven    miles,-  and .consequently    have to "get    up  much earlier than they would do oth  erwise.    But.as.far/as we can aa'cer-^  tain, there is no thought of abandon--  ing. the general principle of consolidation but of confining-it. to narrower'limits. .'   ���������     ' "  ^Consolidated schools go far to    do  away; with the .tremendous handicap.,  that the boy in the iruraf   school has'  to'face when he .goes o'utMn the world  to compete with the city boy.   There  is .a constant exodus of families from  the country to the city, because they  feel that it is unfair to their, children,  to deny them the benefit's oi> a good  education; anil the country Is greatly  the loser thereby.    How could it   be  otherwise?    The teacher in the on?-  room school���������nine times out of ten a  girl---has to teach and discipline   all  grades of boys and    girls from    the  youngster not able to    spell to    the  big lads who are thinking about long  trousers and who need a man's voice,  and hand;   On the face of it it soems  an impossible situation, and yet it is'  being done all over the country. The  moulding ahd forming of the character of the children is^left very largely  in the hands of a girl.   How can that  be  satisfactory?���������Conuox   Argus.  Home brew mi^h.t   improve    with  age if all the good didn't die young.  Wm. Atkinson  General Auctioneer and. Live  ; Stock  Specialist-  '23 yearsamong the Stockmen of  the Fraser Valley. Am familar  with the different breeds of live  stock and their values.  >������������������' Addre.������������   all  communications   to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C*  For  a Good.SmokeTry  B.C. & Old Sport  CIGARS  CIGAR   FACTORY  WOL.Z. PROJ������6  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR^HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission Ciry  wnammmthmmm^ V  ID  THE ABBOTSFORf) V*M$iL^_^  PAGE THREE  J.- E. PARTGN  PAINTER and  PAPER-HANGER  ; Brighten up your home, for  the long winter evenings, a  little paint and paper will go  a long way towards making a  cheerful room. A nice assort-  nl'ent of new designs in wallpaper s  AflBOTSFOBD,   B.  A.   E.  r     (L:ite   Taylor   &' Humphrey)  B. C. Land Surveyor and  '    "     Civil Engineer  Boom   0   Hart   Block,   Chilliwack  box ias. emuJWAOK  BARRISTERS andj  SOLICITORS  OPEN EVERY FDIDAY  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  NUT COAL  For Chicken Brooding  Plaster, Lime and Cement  COAL AND TRANSITU?  PRICES RIGHT ..  ' J. W .COTTRFJ.L  ABBOTSFORD      /  ABBOTSFORD  First Saturday in  Each Moiith  at. 1. p.. ni.  Auctioneer      ���������.>-���������  Of. McPhee's Stable   r  P. 0, Box 9,4 ,     .  Feels Lack of  "'. -w-. A Newspaper  LADN7R, Feb. 20.���������At a meeting  of the Ladncr Retail Merchant's Association held recently, the need of  a local newspaper was tlie subject- of  much discussion. The question was  introduced by the president, Mr.- 0.  Clement, who stated that at the present time local merchants were practically without "any means of advertising their goods to the local-trade.  This he stated, was proving a great  disadvantage to the local, merchants  oil aebunt of the large number of  city papers, carrying advertisements  of city stores that were coming in.to  Delta. In most cases the local stores  carried the same line at a price'which  compared favorably with-lthat/adver-  tised, but had no means of -putting  their prices before the public; with a  subsequent" loss in trade, Other  cases of the need-'of a-paper, were also instanced by several merchants. ���������  Mr. E. L. Berry was finally appointed to so into the matter and to  secure, all, the possible information  on it.    !   / ��������� - *  It is' fascinating always when one  begins seeing things with his mind  as well as with his eyes. It is possible to go through this physical  world "having eyes' yet 'seeing not,  and having ears yet hearing not,"  but .the' moment one begins to discern" the hidden meanings of the  things that he perceives with his  physical senses,.the world takes on  new beauty and fresh interest.  Just so, I take it, with those of us  here at this the focal point of- tlie  great Pacific region. It, is possible  for us to live here'and __e.iijoy in a  physical way the unparalleled beauties of sea and land and. sky andyel  at the same time to be blind to the  groat,drania'that,is silently being enacted before our very eyes���������a drama  in which the actors are the great nations of the East and tho West.  Though all may not realize it, wo  hero are' in the presence of forces,  natural forces, that arc imponderable  and as impersonal in (heir action as  is the force'of gravitation. And it  is the failure of tho peoples and ot  nations ' to recognizo these forces,, to anticipate their effects and to  place themselves in harmony 1 herewith that gives' rise to misunderstanding, to friction, and finally to  war with all its .terrible toll of suffering and of sorrow.  ��������� It is. to trie action and inter-action  liore in the'Pacific Region of some, of  these forces ttiat I wish to call to your  attention, but in so doing I want you  to know.that I " am but a humble  .l'eaViier In his great field of.investigation and that 1 do not profess In  any way to be an expert.  And first I want to speak of tho  growth of the population of the  world and some of the consequences  that come of it. It was Malthus,* an  English scholar, who, more .than ��������� a'  century ago, first called attention to,  the menace to the' world's peace of  the growth of population. Since then  Hurley has said: "The "population  question is the real riddle '.of the  Sphinx. In view of- the ravages of  the 'terrible'monster, oyer 'multiplication, all other riddles' -sink into  insignificance."  ' It is estimated that the human race  now numbers one billion seven million people. Experts in these matters assert that the population of the  world under-present conditions will  double every eighty years, which  means that by the end of this century'  there will be nearly .three and a half  billion persons in the world, and before the end of the next century'that  this'aggregate-will- have grown to*  the enormous aggregate of seven billion/**"  Careful studies of population statistics show the following .in respect  sardis Strong on  basketball scores  ' MILNER,' Feb. 18.���������An excellent  exhibition of basketball was witnes-;  sed in-the Miln.er hall/on Feb.'LL'  when teams from Sard is '. played 'ho  local hooped ball artists. The first  ���������game'was between the ���������Seniors', Mil-  tier team coming .victorious with ��������� H  score of 2f5- to 14. The"' second-fixture between the junior ' teams was  not so favorable- to Milner, the local  team losing by a small margin, the  score being 16 to 13. The third  ���������game between the ladies' teams was  not as-good an exhibition as the  first two on account of the local ladies not having sufficient, practise.  /'.Tlie- final.score, was Sardis 20, Mil-  "riep-.L ���������'..'.���������������������������.,���������' ,. ���������/:'���������"  '��������� A dance, was held utf ter tho games,  the Langley orchestra supplying the  ���������music.  Sardis was' well represented with  ��������� rooters, ,a special car being charter-  - ed to accommodate the number who  -..Attended.  '" It is expected   Mission   City   will  play the local teams on Feb: 2sUh.  or so.  Of courseas one,travels about over the United States "and sees tho  great fertile areas still relatively unoccupied and unused one can scarcely wonder that people less fortunately situated should chafe when they  aro told that to-them it is forbidden  land and that they must forever keep  out.  With Japanese population increasing at the rate of 700,000 a year  and China's population increasing at  the rate of eight million a year and  with present populations in these  countries' almost at the starvation  .point, what are - they going to do?.  Where are they going to go? What  is to become of them?  New .Zealand says they can't come  there, Australia won't permit them  thererf They'can't go-to the Phillip-  pines, They can't enter the United  States. If they begin flocking to  Mexico in any numbers, an awful fuss  will be made. You know what a fur-  orewas created avfew years ago when  'a handful of Japanese was discovered  at Magdalena Bay. ��������� What is to he  done? 1 am not attempting to answer these questions; I am concerned  now only with stating the case.,  In the light of these facts I have Baby  'presented, it is clear, in ,my judgement, that there are some matters  ���������which need to be settled before the  question of disarmament is reached.  If the nations of the Pacific can come  to agreement as to, what is to become of the expanding Asiatic populations that is practically and mutually-satisfactory, then we can ,all. scrap  our battleships and-beat our giins_ia-  lo;pruning hooks with perfect confidence. * .      ���������  That the President of the United  States and his advisers, in calling the  conference on the limitation of armaments, recognize that it would . be  futile-to ask nations to disarm an  long as apprehensions' exist respect-  trome'hmH'o^ controversial    matters, is    niado  earth can    support will    have' been h?lear by -reference to the   -announce  " ment Issued    by the   State    Depart-  '2100.  These'estimates, let me point out,  have been made on the basis of tho  population growth of the past, which  has been held in leash to a great degree by such natural checks "as war,  pestilence and famine. The Black  Death in the Fourteenth Century  alone caused the death "of thirteen  million in China and at least twenty-  five million in Europe. Every century since has seen ������������������-the outbreak  somewhere of a plague that has carried off millions of-people. In India  in the Nineteentli.'Century probably  not fewer than' thirty-two ��������� million  died-ot famine. -The Tai-Ping Rebellion in China, to mention but one  other instance, is said to have . cost  from ten to twenty ^.million lives.  But groat changes in these.conditions are impending^ for the humanitarian emotions' of the world have  been aroused andipractical steps art,  being taken to clean up the cities, to  prevent- floods, and to distribute food  products more equitably and promptly. .  Tho point! am making is this, that  the effects of all- this hunanitariau  work���������the stopping of wars,': the  cleaning up, of cities, the control and  prevention of floods���������is to remove  the natural checks to the- growth of  world population. This means that  increasingly, as time goes by and  these remedial efforts become more  effective, that the growth will be accelerated. Indeed; it is not impossible  'that Jong before the year 2100 the e/-  of popi  upport  Agriculture for women. '  Paper by Mrs. P. Thompson,  (Mothering Now and Fifty-  Year Ago.)-  Current events.  Hostess���������Mrs. Hart.  SI. Patrick's Day, March 17.  '  Social evening Municipal Hall.  April 13th.  Meeting at the Municipal Hall.  "Home Industries."  Knitting Machine Demonstration by Mrs. F. Thompson.  Wool Carding and Quilting by  Mrs. W. porter.  Question Drawer.  Hostess���������Mrs. F. Nelles.  May 11th. X  Meeting at.the Municipal Hall.  Child Welfare.  reached.-  So much by way of diso.ugsion-of  these matters from the standpoint of  the. earth * as'a unit. Now let, me  speak briefly of tlie situation of each  of the Pacific "triangle .of countries"  ���������Japan, ��������� China and the United  States'. .      .    .'���������  There are now in Japan proper  from sixty to seventy million people  and they are increasing at the : rate  of about 700,000jannually. During  the. next twenty-five years L e:; 'during'the lifetime bffmanyo'������ us; Japan-  must find: place^for'twenty-five million new people'.'/Rut \what is- the  situation in Japan-Tight now with respect to "the relation j>l populatio.i  and food supply? ;V  '" 'The great ' bulk*'of population is  centered' in: the ���������', agricultural" area,  about, -onersixth '.of.-the total : area  of Japan. -..According to,the latest  'Japanese Year Book; there' "are five  and cue-half million :families engaged in farming, comprising about forty million persons. Each of two  million of these farmer families is  farming am. area less than an ace  and a quarter in,extent:   With-ano-  t,      .     CA .���������.    wMi.���������  three and one-half���������' million of   these  years;--Ru88iat-50    yeats,   -Westein  famI1IeB who clo not,ovn their'land,  Europe, 66- years;- United States, u0  but rent_ paying from forty-seven per  years.,  .     ..     ���������  In Asia conditions are" different,  many of the natural.restraints which  tend* to check the birth ' rate in the  West-do hot-obtain, and so we find  that the population growth is at a  very' much higher rate-. From Jai>  anese statistics of the. native Chinese  population in Form'o&a it.-^appears  that the latter is doubling in 33  years; in the Kwangtung leased "-territory, in 31 years; , while -in' Korea  statistics indicate that. the. population  is doubling, every '29 years. For  Cliina as a whole there is . much uncertainty, but it is believed that 40  years is a conservative estimate of  the time needed during which ' the  population doubles���������this is spite of  famine, flood and pestilence.  - The, assertion, then, that the  world's population,    "under    existing  cent to fifty-five per . cent of their  crops for the use of the land.  In 1917, the average wages paid .in  .lapan for thirty-three ^occupations,  was 30 cents a day, American money.  Brick-layers received the highest  wages, 61 cents',- and women the  lowest, 17 cents.- Textile workers  received 28-1-2 cents, men, and 13  cents, women, and for this wage  more than a million people were  working from ' eleven to - fourteen  hours per day.-    -  Bad as the situation is in Japan-it  is even worse in "the congested agricultural regions of Cliina. In many  places, thousands' of families have  been crowded off the land altogether  and forced to spend their entire  lives in boats on rivers and' streams.  In. China literally nothing is wasted  conditions, will double every-80 years The leaves of the trees as    they tall  woul'd j3eem conseravtive.  This means' -that on an average  during the next 80 years 21 million  persons will be added to the world's  population each year." As Pitkihs  puts it, -"a new Belgium in population willHbe created every six months  and a new France every two years."  are gathered up and used for mulct  ing land. Splinters of boards .and oi!  timbers are saved, glued together  and are then used in construction.  Grains of wheat' spilled along the  roadside are carefully gathered up  and used for seed or food. Scraps pf  paper are collected and,pasted    to-  inent: ���������;  . "It is manifest that the question  of' limitation of armament has a  close relation to Pacific" and Far  Eastern problems^ and the Presidenr  has suggested that the, powers especially "interested' in ";these ' "problems  should/undertake in connection with  the conference' the consideration of  all matters bearing upon their solution with a view to reaching a common understanding with respect to  principles.and policies in the Far  Bast.:' .-. -, ���������,������... .  r' ' When a business firm faces a crisis  in its affairs because of untoward  conditions, one should not be too  harsh in- one's criticism and condemnation if the managers of , that business seem somewhat sensitive as' to  their rights and.privileges' under the  law or if they appear somewhat ovor.-  zeaiousin taking advantage of every  opening that appears to lead.to so 17  id ground.' So with-the sitation in  Asia. While.we must'insist that every member of this Pacific family of  nations shall treat every other" member with honest- consideration, yei  I feel, in the light of the'facts which  I'have brought,., to . your attention,  that Americans should not take offence because-, some of our Asiatic  brothers appear at this particular  'juncture to be scrutinizing" every  move that is being-made in a way  that may appear to us to be too self-  centered. ��������� We must riot forget that  with them their whole fuufe is' at  stake while ours isn't. So we can  well afford to be patient and magnanimous and very slow at" taking offence or in giving offence through  harsh criticism.  ii The peoples of the Pacific, particularly those living in Australia, Nov/  Zealand, Canada," the Philippines,  Hawaii -and the mainland; States,  need to be -informed^ about these  powerful forces'-which" are at work  fashioning the destiny of our peoples  and races. With a clear understanding of "our brother's'* problems and  difficulties will come a sympathy for  him and a willingness to help him in  reaching the right solution. One of  the functions," surely, of the Pan-Pacific Union is that of helping to open  the minds of men to these significant  things and co-operating with all other agencies working to this end.--  Paradise of the Pacific, by Dr. Frank  F. Bunker. " .  Clinic���������rDr. Saunders,  Mrs. J. L. Starr, nurse.  Hostesses���������Mrs. TV York and  Mrs. F. Thompson.  June 8th.  Garden party at the " home of  Mrs. Winson, Huntingdon.  Education.  "Patriotism and How to Teach  It" by Mrs. Simonds.  Current events.  Flowershowyat Municipal Hall.  Date to5 be arranged.  September 14th.  Meeting at the Municipal Hall.  Entertain  neighboring institutes.  "Legislation"   by  Fadden.  Question Drawer.  Hostesses���������Members     of  Institute.  October 12th.  Meeting at- Huntingdon.  Conference    reports by  '  gates.  Current events.  Hostess���������Mrs. Yarwood.  Mrs.   F.   B.  the  dele-  November 9th.  Meeting at Huntingdon.  Public   Health     and ','  School Report..  Question Drawer.  Hostess���������Mrs. Simonds.  Public  Municipal  December 14th.  Anual Meeting    at  Hall.  Election of officers.  Christmas readings.  Local    Neighborhood   Needs-  T. York.  Mrs.  OFFICEBS  He further points out in a striking gether, forming the inner    soles    ot  way that an American eats' 19 Ou  pounds,' dry. weight, of food���������refer-  red'to-in Hawaii as "kaukau"���������per  year;-a Japanese 900 pounds. Taking "100 'pounds as'an average annual consumption per person, then  twenty-one 'million..'pounds of food  niust'vbe produced, each'year more  than"during; the preceding year to  feed 'the increase alone. That is to  say, he adds, the farmers of the  world* must plow, sow., cultivate and  harvest from .twenty to thirty million  more acres-each year than they did  tlie year..before just to keep pace with  the world growth.  'It has.-been estimated that ...the  earth-can.support only two and one-  quarter;'billion people living according to .American standards; but fi'-e  und'bne-hali' billion according .to German :���������'standards.' it would seem, in  view'of these "facts, that the earth  will have reached "its extreme limit of  food' producing capacity when its  population will have-numbered seven billion people., that is, according  to growth    estimates, by    the    year  shoes. So* one might go on indefinitely illustrating, out of the daily life  of the people, the wretched makeshifts that are resorted^ to to keep  body and soul- together. And. so  slender is the margin that a slight  shift iii conditions���������--weather, climate,  transportation crops���������and thousands  perish. ��������� ���������    ��������� v  Yet China's population, now estimated at four hundred million, is increasing at the rate of from seven to  eight million a ��������� year. She is therefore faced with the necessity of providing for two hundred million new  people during the next twenty-ifve  years.  There is of course no situation to  be found in the United States. Indeed, so far as agricultural area and  natural resources are concerned t he  United States is still many years distant from'the conditions now obtaining in Japan and China. Even the  United States has a limit, however,  and experts believe that that limit,  under present conditions, will be  reached within a century and a half  Upper Sumas W. I.  Programme 1922  OH*!!*'-"���������  -T*.<je  Meetings open by singing: "O  Canada" orsa Patriotic Soup*.  January 12th.  Meeting at the Municipal Hall.  Programme Making.  Hostess���������Mrs. F.B. Fadden.  February 9th.  Meeting at the Municipal Hall.  Home Economics.  Millinery     demonstration     by  Mrs. Milne.  Current events.  Hostess���������Mrs. J. L. Starr.  March Oth.  Meeting at Huntingdon.  President       -.     Mrs. Simonds:  Vice- Pres. Mrs. Winford Fadden.  Directors:   Mesdames Winson,  .���������,.E. Austin, M. G. Fadden.  Sec.-Treas: Mrs. F. Thompson.  Committees  F.  Home      Economics���������Mrs.  .   Thompson,  Public Health and Child Welfare���������Mrs. J. L. Starr.   .  Education and Better Schools  ���������Mrs.  Simonds.  Legislation���������Mrs. F. B. Fadden.  Immigration���������Mrs. W. Brown.  Local Neighborhood Needs���������  Mrs. T. York.  Agriculture--Mrs. Winford Fad"  den.  Industries���������Miss Marjorie Fadden.  Publicity���������Mrs. Winsou.  W. I. Work and Method���������Mrs.  F. B. Fadden.  Auditors���������Mrs. T. York and  Mrs. Winford Fadden.  COMMISSIONERS  ARE  AGAIN ENDORSED  PORT HANEY, Feb. 20.���������Resign-,  ing as police commissioners on Feb.  ruary 4 as a protest against the municipal council refusing to hand over  control of the police car to the commission, Messrs. Fred C. Macey and  Robert McArthur were,re-elected by  acclamation here on Saturday at a  special* election held in Maple'"Ridge.  It is not known just what their attitude will be in the matter of the car.  You can't come out on top by keeping, under cover���������lift the lid���������advertise in  the  Fraser Valley Record. THE ABBOTSFOItb P^S^  riff ���������r* *"���������" '" ��������� ������������������������*- -  j^lr'a fa. ���������rflf'fl I���������    trtltr^lStriiJ^ tun*<rW*#+* ���������"  **���������&���������������  =���������?J!S  ��������� HiMia !��������� nifii <  WaiMUaHNUIaiBlBMHMAaHrf  UHj������My5gaCTgg3ajtiagesgWiFg������ca  CLE AN AND WHOLESOME  It is an important feature with us to keep every tool ami'  appliance in a thoroughly sanitary condition.   All our surroundings aro swcot and wholesome, not only those which  are exposed lo the view of the customers,   but all portion &  of the premises.   No better meat can be offered for sale.  S.F.WHITE  "B* ������nnrr'WoL ,������., Abbotsford, B.C.  About the man behind the hoe,  and the man behind the  .   gun, but if you own a car it is important for you to know  the kind of mechanic behind the service you get when you  take your car to the Garage for repairs.  .Ourmechanics   are   experts at lining up axles,   motor  overhauling,   rehiring'and valve grinding,   and the like.  ;   They have "the equipment and know how.  \      Our customers are satisfied customers���������at least" tuey  . always come back to us when they .want the next job done.  We consider that a good'sign that our service is satisfact-  ' ory to them." What do you think about'it?   ���������  HAVE  YOU  THOUGHT  OUT  THOSE FIVE WORDS  YET?  Don't forget our Specialties:,       /  LATHE-WORK,  ACETYLENE- WELDING AND CUTTING  OVERHAULING and RE-CHARGING OF  BATTERIES. ���������./  '   ELECTRIC MOTORS   INSTALLED   AND  RE-WOUND ��������� ������������������; - -  Tfe guarantee all our work lb be Satisfactory.  Abbotsford Garage & Machine- Shop  . Limited  Phone, E. C. 7        ABBOTSFOBD B. C. Farmers 19.18  j������WW.j05������������W:t������liH������U-������M������  ���������a  F. V. HUNTINGDON  r\  ABBOTSFORD  AND  HUNTINGDON  HUNTINGDON BRANCH  Phontes:  B. C. 14L; Farmers 11512  AVUSOTISFO'KI).  BRANCH  Phones:  B. C.  27;   Farmers 190S.   '"'  We sell Fiour, Cereals, Butler, eggs.  We sell Poultry- Feeds, Mill Feeds, Hay, Salt.  , r.r:  Head 013 ice  II. C. BER-ItY GslOtVKRS  Huntingdon, B. C.  B, C. Directors of  R. A. and 'I. Society  The list 'of directors of the Royal  Agricultural and. Industrial Society,  revised by the Nominating committee,  was approved at a meeting of the directors on 'Ihursday' evening lasi.  As given below it contains those of  "the central Fraser Valley:  Agassis*���������Reeve CI. Morrow, W. H.  Hicks, .II. 1). Sutherland, H. Fooks,  A. M'acCallum, J. McRae, M. L. A.  Aldergrove���������A. It. Goldsmith. A.  Westland, 11. K. Nichol, J. H. Dean.  Cociuitlam���������Reeve L'. E. Marmont,  Robt.  Graham,  It.. Morrison.  Lane-ley���������Reeve D. W. Poppy,  r\eo. Hunter, Thos. Ormrod, H.  /Vimms. Kenneth Mclvor, J.' E. Medd,  'B. A. Harrison, W. J. Mcintosh, John  McClughan, Frank Worrell, William,  Tober, Stanley Towle, William Lawrence, John Norris.'John Rankin, G.  I. Blair, H. G. Selby-Hele, Albert  Greenwood, J. R. Brydon, J. Mufford,  R. M. Taylor, James Alleh; Eric  Streatfield.  Maple Ridge���������Ree.ye - J. A. Mclvor, H. Ferguson, John Laity. C.  P. Mietcalf, L. Piatt. (Yennadon), C.  F. Jackson, A. Lund..  Matsqui���������Reeve A. McCalium, A.  Cruickshanks, H. F. Page. John Aish,  W. H. Fadden, J.- 'Brydges, N. T.  Mill, A. \V. Haines, 0. F. Pratt, J.  Frith.  Mission���������Reeve R. E. Knight, J.  A. Cathcrwood, M. L. A., E. Osborne,  Itev. C.lVIcDiarmid.W. T. Abbott, C.  .1.. Ward, J. A. Bates, R. P.. King, W.  J. Manson, E. Bush, -.Teddy Bond.  Mt. Lehman���������"-Win. Morryfield, ;7.  A.  Morrison,  Phillip  Jackman.  Nicomen���������H. Allister Thomi>3rn,  Harvey -Johnston.:  .'  Pitt- Lake, Upper���������Ira A. Reid.  Pitt Meadows���������John Blaney, W.  MnMvn. R-. H. Sharpe, F. V. Harris,  W.  McDermot.   -  Port Coquitlam���������Mayor Arthur  Mars, D. McLean, It. C. Galer, J.  Mars, O. R. Leigh, Morton Gregory,  T. H. Grant, C. Spencer.  Port - Hammon'd���������James Alexander, A. T-l. Anderson, A. 0. Morrison,  J. Olcorn, B. B. S'mith.  Port Moody���������Mayor P. D. Roe,  W. L: Johnston, J.CThurston:   .-  Sumas���������Reeve Jas. Cook, F. Fooks  Angus Campbell, A/" J. Street, Jay  Star, M. M������. Shore, J'. W: Winson. '  HAPPILY -1WEDDED  I BRADNEIl���������GREGG  ]     A quiet but pretty.house "wedding  itook place', on'���������.Wednesday   .evening,  i February 15th/at New"  Westminster  when Miss Helen B.   .Gregg,,   eldest  'daughter of Mrs.   jXaura-.   Gregg, of  'that city, was'united in 'marriage    to  Mr: Frank" Bradiier/of Matsqui,    by  the    Rev. .McNaughton.      The bride  looked charming .attireel in a    white  satin    gown,    trimmed with ��������� pearls,  and flowing slik veil hold' in coronation style with orange" blossoms. She  j carried a shower    bouquet of  ..fresia  ;an'd white carnations. :  Miss Ethel Gregg made a graceful  bridesmaid,'" dressed in' rose taffeta  and carrying a shower bouquet of  pale pink carnations. Mr. William  Beaton acted as best man. The bride  was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Harold Gregg;  Miss Marion G rims ton played 'tie  Wedding    March,    while    Mr.    Reg.  1 Knight" played a violin    solo    during  I the signing of the register.  I     Following the ceremony   luncheon  was served to the guests which    included only near relatives and intimate friends of the family.  The bride's travelling costume was  of navy blue tricotine with French  model hat of blue taffeta arid steel  trimmings. Mr. and Mrs. Bradher,  ,on their return from, a wedding trip  to'Vancouver Island will reside in  Matsqui.  Our   boast   and piride is   that/our- Bread and   Pastry is  clean   arid   wholesome     for   people   with     wholesome'  appetite's; and "rhade in Abbotsford."    '  Our Grocery Stock is supplied   with the best of   everything.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  <S?55  A T. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  Take advantage of tlie   Government   refund of  $2.50, up to ten cases of powder, and blow  your slumps  Insurance of all kinds  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE^-Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  !cCalhinr  Abbotsford  Molasses, Aunt Dinah ���������. - - 17c  Pastry Flour, per sack ...1......:..V :.:.���������* 49c  Tanlac, per bottle .'. .'.:..  95c  Campbell's Tomato Soup 15c  Corn, per can .......;:.........:,...���������..... 45c  A! G.ANDREWS  CASH. GROCER,,  The British Columbia Berry. Growers' Association, organized last, summer, handled the fruit of about 500  acres',.or some 2,500 tons. It acted as  the central agency for 13 berry marketing organizations that wore already in existence. The sales manager is' H. A. McNaughton, Gordon  Head.  The success of thin new organization in its first season stands cut a-;  a memorial to the val.io of co-cpera-  tion. For 2r> years individual growers bad been struggling along without signal success. Various smah  associations that came into existence  could not afford to .pYovide proper  cooling-plants and other facilities for  handling tho fruit ���������previous to shipment, or else they could not afford  proper inspection as to grade, and  pack, in 1915. the Gordo-! . Head  Fruit Growers' Association on Vancouver Island was foruied a:/, yoon  built up for itself an enviable .reputation' in .13. 0. and-prairie markets.  Then various other ���������co-operative associations began to spring up >on the  mainland.  The Fruit and Merchantilc 'Exchange at ffat.zic was-formed, and the  members thereof, re-cognizing that  up-to-date methods were essential to  success, built a warehouse and installed in it a small  freezing    and  pro-  cooling'plant. They shipped berried  in car lots to the prairies in perfect  condition and frozen fruit for jam as  far east on Ontario.  By the end of .the first season the  membership of this exchange had mr  creased from 28 to 12 0, and by July  of 19 20 there was completed at Ha;.-  zic a modern pre-cooling construction  capable of holding 600 tons of berries, which capacity can be increased to 1,000 tons by further -insulation of the basement.  This was followed in 1021 by the  organization of the British Columbia  Berry Growers" Association, collecting under one head at. first 10 cooperative associations in different  parts of the country. The acreage  under small fruits 'in British Columbia in 1921 was three times greater  than in 1919, and the various local  associations were strengthened proportionately. The central organization bought a large cold storage plant  with the object of storing berries for  canning and for pulping for jam,  and of checking any glut in the fresh  fruit market This move proved  most successful. Although prices for  berries were lower last season than  fior many years, the entire operations of.the new organization were  of remarkable benefit to the berry  growers of the province.���������-Canadian  Horticulturist.  CUKlllE���������ItEID  On February 8th a* pretty wedding  was solemnized at ,'Harrison Mills,  at the home of the bride's parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Picken, .when  their daughter, Irene .Elizabeth Reid,  became the bride of Mr. Donald Archibald Currie, of Chilliwack, youngest  son of Mr. H. G. Currie of Aider-  grove. Rev. E. Crufce of Agassiz performed the .wedding ceremony in  the presence of relatives of the bride  and groom. The bride was attired in  a smart suit of taupe with a henna  hat and grey veil.  Supper was served following the  ceremony, the table' being centred  with a handsome .wedding.cake, and  decorated with carnations and li!y-  of-the-valley.  Mr. and Mrs. Currie left later for  the coast on route to Victoria where  the honeymoon was' spent. They will  reside at East Chilliwack.  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C.  B. C. Men Will  Attend Conference  On a swinging bough sat a little bird,  And he twittered away in glee,   :  And as I listened, the thought occurred,  What a lucky bird was he!  His    gladsome    song      thrilled    wo  - through and through;  But I thought to myself, "By jing,  Who wouldn't be happy if he'd nothing to do   ..'.... .  But sit on a limb'and sing?"  OTTAWA, Feb. 21.���������A conference  ha3 been called here by the" fruit  branch of the department of agriculture of all those interested in- the"  fruit industry. Among the branches represented are.the growers, the  wholesalers, the shippers and the  package manufacturers.  \ The meetings will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this  week", and among the ...subjects discussed will be the regulations governing grading, and shipping.  The British Columbia delegation  includes the following; J. T. Mutret?  Vernon; Thomas Abriel, Nakusp; W.  J. Manson, Hatzic and C. E. Barnes,  president of the association. C..L.  Lowe is representing the /shippers  Mr. Branchley of Vancouver, the -jobbers, and Mr. A. MacDonald of the  B. C. Manufacturing Company, New  Westminster,  the package-makers.  Advertisements under    the    above-  heading cost 25     cents    per    issue.  Leave copy and money at The Ab-  notsford Garage.  MEN and WOMEN .to , sell to  women in homes rubber-lined, waterproof Gingham Aprons for use in  thekitchen. Can easily earn $14  daily-and more. .Rapid seller and  ready demand. Send 75 cents for  sample apron and full, particulars.  Money refunded if sample returned.  BRITISH RUBBER COMPANY, 23.2  McGill Street, Montreal. .     -     10-17  HOW THEY- KISS  Demand for 1922  Licenses Too Slow  " '-'i'' '''���������       ���������  Owners of automobiles who are operating the same without haying taken out their 1922- licence are in danger of prosecution. The provincial  constable has received a communication from the provincial authorities  asking him to enforce the law in  this respect. At the provincial police  office it is stated that while there  was a considerable''rush for new licenses during January and the beginning of February, the demand has  now dropped off and there are still  a very, large number of new licenses  on the shelves, awaiting a claimant.  Some of these, no doubt, belong to  cars that are not in operation, but it  is' known that there are autos on the  streets dally with the 1921 licence  plates.  (By "One Who Knows.")  The Huntingdon girl bows her stately  head,  And fixes her pretty lips   ���������    ���������  In a firm, hard way/and lets 'em go,  And sips, and sips, and sips.  The Matsqui girl    has a way of   her  own ;  In a soulful, clinging way,  She takes a kiss that's just as big  As a wagon load of hay.  The. Clayburn    girl,    with a    hungry  look  Snatches' her kiss like one closing   a  book,  Then right about turns and flies.  The Sumas girl gets a grip on    her-..  /. self  An carefully takes off her hat,     *  Then grabs   the   man, in a   frenzied  -.���������'���������way,' ���������'  Like a terrier shaking a rat.'  The Abbotsford girl never sayfl a  word, -.���������- .".-.:���������������  She's so gentle, timid and tame,      j  But she grabs the jay by the back of  the neck,  And gets there just the same.  Z^'^rt?~������^~i^z2^-~-^'^'-A-'?"- irs^KJASpf1  TUgim^wwW^^'M^UM^miJ^'g

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