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 .-,'--.������  k  .*-���������  PUIiUSHEDJN Ii. C. ON Ii. C. MADE PAPER.  zeaa  3SE  =������OC3SZ=  ���������Vol. XXVII., No. 13.  Abbotsford, 13. C, Friday, January 4, 1924.  $1.00 P.F.LI A,VNUM.  >J1 JE ~  It would appear that i\ might be a good idea to revive the  old question of opening up (he crossing at liazel Street in  order (o relievo tlie traffic on lisseiwlone Avenue,, which has  been in a most Horrible condition since the rainy weathor  sot in. '*���������-,.  Essendeuc Avenue crossing; is in Ihe centre of the busl-  ness interests of Uic.tcnvn, and instead of being a detriment to  traffic, should facilitate tlie traffic "between the eastern and  western business portions of the town, or village, or town-  site.  ,  As soon as Abbotsford becomes a village, which might  happen ere this is in print, the commissioners should get  right after the C. P. 11. and ihe B. C. E. R. for better drain-  tracks.      Every person   who guides a car across  Calls His Father "Failure"  age of fheii  these two tracks ��������� will agree   that the condition  a disgrace,   and rellccts on both companies,  is a shame  and shows  they hold Abbotsford citizenship,    and  and  tlie   esteem in which  business patronage.  There is absolutely no necessity for it, and it should not  be tolerated by the business men or the-residents of Abbotsford. It is getting worse each year, and shows mismanagement somewhere.' 'It'-is believed- that a wisely" worded resolution from the board of trade to Mr. Barrow, or his attention  called to -it when here; would . start something that would  change the condition pf this crossing of two railways. Until  incorporated Abbotsford ,is a government townsite, under the  control of the provincial government, and it is asserted thpt  it is up to" our representative to. make railways having right-  of-way', across public highways keep, them in good condition. Abbotsford was here before either. _  . . -..-Premier OliverJielped to .make the,C P. R: "toe the mark"  in.,Mission City, when he represented Dewdney, which would be  a precedent for Mr.   Barrow,   in   the   matter     of   Essendene  Avenue Crossings.  ���������  , - * ��������� ���������������  If the traffic on Essendene Avenue is too heavy it might be  suggested that it be relieved   by the opening of Hazel Street  crossing, which might be more easily drained.  Now that the Post has opened up the question, will the  Board of Trade still pursue the matter, as the condition of the  crossings   is not a good advertisement to Abbotsford.    Is It?  But perhaps after all neither empany is really aware of the  poor condition of the street, at the crossings, but should be  HEDGED HAPPILY  Obpld Scores. Again  Gasoline Tax is  i Is Now in Effect  ,   CLAItKH-'.NHLSON  A quiet wedding-' took place at"  the home of tlie-bride's "parents,-Mi'.  and Mirs.. Mathews*-*; W. ������������������ Nelson.,- ot  Matsqui, on December 2Sth,'_; .when,  their second,daughter, Ida .May."Nelson of Vanc6uver,"becan'e the bride1,  of George Pitcher 'Clarke of'Vancc-u-j  ver.' Tho couple'-were .attended* by.  Mr. and Mrs./vV.lHadfielcl.o[1Vancou-  ver" ���������     - .-  The ceremony,'was performed by  Rev. W. Robertson ���������'of Abbotsford in  the presence 'of a few .intimate  friends. -      ' >���������        -   ���������    , , ,   .  Mr. and Mrs. Clark-- will take up  residence in" Vancouver. '      ���������-'''"  ENJOYABLE PARTY OX.  WEDNESDAY. EVHNI.VG  This  exclusive     pnoiogiapn   iiiciae.    recently,       shows    "tTie  British   premier's   son,   Oliver  Baldwin,   with   his pet  Finnish  wolf.    The    premier's son  is , campaigning   for     the     Labor  Party,and    calls    the    government's     foreign     policy     "terrible."      c- . - ,     -  LAUGH AMOUNT IS DISTRIBUTED ! PROVINCIAL  I  PARTY  IS  ORGANIZED  VICTORIA, Jan. 3.���������Following is!'".  a list of the profits from 'li-.["-\-At a "meeting held in the Bank of  quor being distributed to Britis-j,; Montreal Chambers on Wednesday  Columbia _(.._ municipalities Jiy Hon.'' evening, a local branch of the  John Hart-, minister of'finance, "IhV Provincial Party 'of B.C..* was organ-  profits divided totalling $4G6,33l j ized, with the following officers  for  the period  from  March   31  last elected.    President, H.    R.    Brown;  to September 30.  1st Vice-president,  Chilliwack    ,    $2070 i Vice-president,   W  G.  J.  Port  Coquitlam  .-  251  Chilliwack     6-1 io  Coquitlam   2871  Langley     415S7J Clausen,  Maple   Ridge     4687 | Williams  F. Pratt;  2nd  Ware;   Secre-  Another Bank  Merger Soon  QUEBEC, "Jan. 2. ���������' Hon. G. E.  Amyot, president of'the Banque Na-  tionale, last night approved the fusion of the Banque National? and  the B.anque d'Hochelaga, stating  that an official announcement would  be given out in Montreal.  Spoken to regarding the merger ot  the banks, the representative of the  directorate of the Banque Nationalo  made   the  following  statement:  "A contract "has ' been prepared  providing for the sale to the Banque  d'Hochelaga of the assets of the  Banque Nationale. The agreement  stipulates that the Banque d'Hochelaga will,look after'the circulation  deposits and all liabilities of the  Banque Nationale.  "The Minister of finance, I-lon.  Mn-. Fielding, has approved of that  operation and a copy of .the projected contract will be sent without  delay to the shareholders, of the  Banque Nationale, who will bo called to meet and give their assent or  otherwise to the'plan.  ALBION'  Tho Christmas tree fete organized  by Mrs. L. Manzcr, ��������� teacher, provod  and delight to old and young, The  Community .hull was gaily decorated  few- I ho event -by I bo young folk "of Al-  blfin and there were over 200 present, .despite the prevalent epidemic  of measles. The diverse and excellently executed programme of; music  and recitation, followed by a dance,  besides the distribution of Christmas  gifts, kept all mo.'i-y until the small  hours of the morning. ��������� A notable  spectator, was Mr.-). II. Itobcrtso i,  nonagenarian, as sprightly as could  be wished, who received many con-  -gratulatlons.  The cold snap has, put a finish- to  the numerous ircae bushes of the  city which have been flowering continuously since summer. However,  picking roses at Christmas is quite  a novelty.  Ridgedale  News  One of the best entertainments  over presented in Ridgedale Hall  was given Thursday evening, Dec.  2 0, by the pupils of Ridgedale Public  School under the efficient direction  of Miss Margaret Stenerson assisted by Miss Agnes Lancaster.  The Hall was tastefully decorated in Xmas colors and filled to its  utmost capacity, and the audience  listened to ia splendid programme  given by the boys and birls. Much  credit is due the teachers for their  painstaking care In training the  pupils so thoroughly for their various parts.  The..programme  was as follows-  Welcome exercise; Song, "Good  Saint Nick," .School; Song, "Old  Black Joe;" Dialogue, "Painting a  Chair;" Umbrella Drill; Song, "The  Flag and Three Cheers;" Left March  Song, "Come Play With Me;" Piano  Solo, Miss Anderson; Recitation,  "My Pocketbook;" Exercise, ."Merry  Little Birds;" Dialogue, "The Deaf  Grandma;" Song, "If 1 Only Had a  Home Sweet Home;" Recitation,  Marion Bell; Song, "Jack Frost:"  Dialogue, "The Day After Xmas:"  March of the Xmas Tree; Son,-,,  "Good Night;" Dialogue "The Train  To Mauro;" Song, "I Don't Want lo  Play In Your Yard;" Piano Solo,  Charlotte Uottluff; Good 'Bye Exercise; Dialogue "An Xmas Courtesy."  TniHlee Lancaster acted as chir-  mn ii.  At the cIobo of the entertainment  Santa appeared, beside a well-laden  Xmas tree >aml each child received  a pretty grift and a bag of candy. Refreshments were also provided for  the audience.  Three cheers wero heartily joined in for teachers and pupils.  The parents wre to be congratulated on tlie fact that their junior  ���������teacher, Miss Lancaster, will remain in the school next year, but  much regret i������ expressed that Miss  Stenerson is leaving.  1 icon si.  as fob  Matsqui      Mission  Municipality    Mission  Village  ,  Pitt Meadows    Smithors   ;   Sumas    .,   Surrey    Motnt' Licences  .   The  distribution  of   motor  taxes for the year 1023 was  lows:  Chilliwack       $130 t  Port  Coquitlam   ,      10Si  Chilliwack         405S  Coquitlam         1808  Langley         2i)."il  Maple Ridge  ,     2951  Matsqui         3320  Mission  Municipality      25S2  Mission   Village   .'....,....       OS'������  Pitt  Meadows        3U  Smithers            50."i  Sumas        442  Surrey         4 0S3  I'ari-MuUiel   I'rol'ilx j  From the pari-mutuel profits of  1923 the 'municipalities - receive this  following:  Chilliwack       $  002  Port  Coquitlam        120J  Chilliwack         3000  Coquitlam    ::.      137.;  Langley          221  Maple Ridge      2247  Matsqui      Mission  Municipality    tary-trcasurer, T.- Irving.  The  executive  committee  is  comprised of the following,  Messrs.    C.  K.  Kay,  A.    Desmazes, T.  and J.  J. Sparrow.      Tho  52 7:! j representatives to the District Cen-  lOSIitral will be the president and secre-  10S4 | tury.  ,)!;!! :���������-...  803   W.  I. AT  OLEARBROOK  7M-..J ELECT NEW OFFICERS  64 4.**, I    ! The annual meeting of the Clear-  brook Women's Institute was held  in tlie Community Hall, Poplar, on  Thursday afternoon,<with a good attendance.  Election of officers for the coming year, resulted as follows: President, Mrs. Wilson; 1st- Vice-president, Mrs. Green; 2nd Vice-president  Mrs. Lait; Secretary., Mrs. Heywood;  Treasurer,   Mrs.   Stad.w  The members are arranging a  splendid programme of demonstrations and interesting attractions tor  the coming year, and to complete  these arrangements a meeting of the  directors will be held at the home of  Mrs. Wilson within the next two  weeks.  'Miss May Stady, who -is'1 spending  her holidays at her home here, was  the hostess at:--'a' very _ enjoyablo  house party on Wednesday- evening.  Games and dancing were 'indulged  in, and later dainty' refreshments  were served. Those present. ,in-,  eluded Betty West, Evelyn Nelson,  Freda Nelson, Ruby Karrailt,' Verha  Stinson, Elsie Stady,: Daisy-.Stady,  Mae Wilson, Jessie Coogan, Gladys,  York and Thelnia", Taylor; J-Iarrj.'  Keen, Charles Mcln'tyre, Will Logan"  Laura Coogan, Jimmie Wilson,' 'Alex  McCray, Will Hutchinson;; Fred ���������..Taylor, Harry" Taylor, Lloyd -Vannejla  and  Maurice  Brydges.       ,    ..   ,    r  Catching'    the  Unwary'-      .���������.,'..".t,.r  -  The-mayor in a small .town.,,  in  Ohio, says the  Argonaut,' had" ' si-i  stout sons,  with whom  he  loved  to  parade the    market    place.    \-They,user of the road pay for its upkeep  furnished him  with    the basIs,,o������ al in   the   j)r0I)0l.|i0ll   ih.a   i,0   usos   ic,  mathematical joke. ,    ._ ,    , '^  ���������_������������������.  "A fine family you have,"'Strang-'     '���������'  '.'      '"*" f     , ."        ,,   ������������������  ers would often say.    "Is this-'   the.-!.,  DunnB  the recent cold    spell. 22  degrees ot trost were registered and  the mercury dropped     to   lu     above  FIXE  PROGRAMME  AT SCOTCH CONCERT  A fine programme of songs,     and  music was rendered at    the    annual  Scotch concert held in the theare on  New Year's Eve. On account of the  252S i cr-ld weather some   of the    expected  1!)(;,)  aitists were prevented from appear-  Mission "Village          5 1 :i   inS.  w������'cli   was   much  regretted.  Pitt Meadows  '.".       237 !     At tne close of the concert a jolly  Smithers  "!".'"!!".'.'".".'".'.'."      3g���������!dance was held and greatly enjoyed.  Sumas        337 j '  Surrey         3000  whole of it "  "No," the mayor would reply, "f  have two sisters at home for eacn  one of them." '.*.'.  "What!" the visitor would .exclaim, rapidly counting the sons.  "Twelve daughteis!" ,   -  "No  indeed!   Just  two!"      ' ' " ''  zero. iThis test was made al the residence of Mr. A. George, which on  account of its high situation, should  prove 'pretty   accurate.  Mr. and Mrs.     Harper    Nixon and  family of Vancouver were the guests  Miss M..Smith of Chilliwack spent I of-Mrs. Nixon's mother, Mrs. B. Nel-  the holidays at her home here. .,   ��������� 'son,.on New Year's Day.  JANUARY  fJIIM.S'  TEAM  WINS IN  (JAMES AT CHILLIWACK  The annual vesty meeting of St.  Mathews Church will be held in the  garish Hall on Friday evening, Jan-  u^r.y 9th.  MILXER  BASKET  ItALL TEAMS     I  VISIT AltliOTKKORD TEAMS'  Two friendly games of baskebal! I  were played In the theatre hall on'.  Thursday,  with  the Mllnor teams,     j  The fli-Hi; game played was I-.;-',  twce.il two local teams, named tlie j  Mill team and the C. P. R. I.eajn anl j  was great fun both for tlio players  and the spectators, the Mill team winning by a wide score. |  The   intermediates   wore   next   to  play and  lhe game ended in a win |  for the home team of 30-15. |  The last game, that of the Seniors  B. was a fairly good exhibition of  play, and again ended in a win for  the  home boys of 20-1G.  On the 12th the intermediates  and the seniors B. will go to Mission  City to play the corresponding  teams   there.  The local teams of basketball  players, journeyed to Chilliwack ou  Wednesday evening, and in three  games played met. defeat in two. The  game between the seniors B. ended  in a score of 53-19 for Chilliwack.  The young business men's team  pla/ed a splendid game and extra  time was allowed, so as to break the  the score. Again the Chilliwack  team won  by 14-10.  The Abbotsford ladles' team came  home with flying colors, having wou  by a score of 9-7!  Mrs. J. Brydges and  returned from visiting  New Westminster,  family have  friends  in  Donald Bennedict, who has been  elected *aa representative of the Tux-  is Boys' for the south side of the  Eraser River, left for Victoria on  Tuesday evening, where he will attend the Parliament of the Tuxls  Square.  ::ommencin������ MONDAY, JAN. 7  irid coiiliiiuing lo   end ol' slock--  taking.  Tremendous reductions   in all  incs ��������� Overcoats,.   Mnckiiuiws,  luits of Clothes,Mats and'Caps,  etc.  Mrs. D. R. Keehn of  is the guest of Mrs. T.  Belllngham  McMillan.  ������   i#e      Jk *������b&       f *f   ja.iilL|������wU.^>  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  /  "n  Gasoline jumped 3 cents a gallon  -while, holiday-makers were celebrat-  ting tlie advent of the ' new year.  ���������Monday- a-motorist could-stock no  h_is..tank���������a_t 25 cents a gallon. Today  it will cost him 28������.  The 3-ceiit gasoline tax is in effect.' It is stated that the public  had done' very little stocking up in  advance of the new tax. Whether'  this was, due to the superlative honesty,' the small size of their gaso-- ,  line, tanks or. forgetful ness induced  by the holiday excitement, there was  no statistics to demonstrate.  Compensation for the motorists  is to be. found at Ihe provincial police office where tho auto licences  are.issued. ���������, More than 1000 of tho  now���������black and orange plates for  .1924 had been issued up to last Monday night it, was -stated by Constable  W. U. .Ilandloy, who is in charge  of. the licence bureau at Vancouver.  x At .the same .time as the gasoline ,  tax went on the license fees were'  reduced''25 per' cent., so that car  owner's have a nice task in figuring  but whore'they stand.  "One  fliver owner yesterday  reckoned that he was a loser by $9.50 on   ,  the deal.-   Ills license last year co������il '  him* $22.50;   on   the gasoline,  purch-   ���������  ased -by-'hiiu last  year his tax won hi r  have been $15. he    estimated.      lie  saves $5.50'on his license and pays  !$15 'more'for gasoline.    Ho is a1 man   ,  who uses 'his car very little. ���������       ;  t-One'>who travels the road a  great" deal will- have to pay mucu  moro gasoline, tax -and that is Urn  idea of the    change, to    make    the  '   *l  "23T ���������ftt-  THE ABBOTSFORD H)S$  Fyeukiefc >������&:i.  ���������.���������AKt.'Ji  -iiA 4M-  -,-x.  -TTie ������tai7$ 0/ Credit  ���������By Blosser.  <i'  !  \'  /     w -J .1 r     ,: r ���������������,  \\  ���������/'������������������'J.  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'r'        ~-  '  ,           -*.  f   ���������  V������   ������ g    -1*      A V   ��������� %             J   ^ rf          ������ ������  iu  rniutl  :_ '  Ci- /  .' '.  ,���������.-.:,������������������   Ov^ JiC-rc  }*"���������''<���������*?!  br  lit ii])  .-*���������-   -V.  -.    ".                   >���������  1        - "*   v"  r- -   s.u'-.r   s j me (Inns  110  Ucr ih:  in v,,:  r'  ',  ciic    present  nine;  ;ii"  ���������or son  'C!:";l!  '--,         t'  tat  will    facilitate  mct'.i-  ort  s of    I  \-acn  ���������ia*  OU1  ���������    governments  Avicn  ������r  eftlcr (  !���������������  fjf\  tlnCi  e>4 ro  nger assurance  "5         Of  succcr-'i-. Wo lif-vc them in all small com-  iiuuuLi-T, of 1 ho Frasoi1 Valley, iind also in  o'l'cr i):*i'is of iN) province. Vv-'c refer to the.  Union c' M. ('. Municipalities, the Associa''-  cd licards oi Trade of 1-5. C, and we could  include 1 he Ciood Roads League.  Thtr.e instiunions supported by volua-  |pi"- j-.:'.;-. are coi'iainly founded upon the right  His:*"', -i.'d .*"���������]'cu!d be instrumental in as-  e i 'iii:'t; in thcr.i maltr-rs which pertain to tho  bilu-'n'.'i.'t -:f (ho community as a whole.  "Hit ili'-i-c h^s crept into these institutions an  iinl:;c-iH-) ;-.f onco strong and selfish of  its own iiiLi'CEtc. and should those cpies-  iiiiiii-. not meet v;iih Hie approval of the larger h"-li''s--J (:k^ resolution of any small com-  ni'.uu'v'hii. v hard and thorny path to trod  ht-Vove it vc-.ches i!"0.-?e for whom if was in-  hmuKmI���������the Dominioii ov Provincial Govcrn-  i!i������������m, ������).irti'ulaHy the laltcr, as the major  diroct   liopcs   depend    on    that  |" of'sal^u'ios, or road machinery, or some other.J  V' .-"natts? of iniportajice lo the ratepayers. * Ho.  i '������if������-"*j,.-"8iis cither through the press or in a',;  I J^uSSSfi* meeting.    The reeve   or councillor, at '  1 k-f$uY������x it is aimed, says all right, Mr.   '.) ta^feiien names of familiar municipal poli-  .' -tsv>i.wis could be inserted) we will have those  r cgisvxi'es investigated if you wish, but first wo  ���������\rfii-find out who your grandfather was, if  : ku.-������U)le sheep, smuggled, or was a horse--  i&rs������; where you were born, and whether  ���������J-'OltATere horn with a silver, or a porridge  E^Te-an. in your mouth; where you got your  v/igSLCje; and did you get it honestly, or did  jXjK grpb it 10 the detriment of the interests  of some other i'clJow; , why you abuse your  wife and children (he may not do this but inquiry couid be made into it); how you come  to own your automobile, and is it paid for;  and a thousand and one other suggested matters into the opponent's past; and all before  the real enquiry is taken up against the  reeve or councillor. The same would apply  to a trustee board. In other words, as the  scope is far-reaching, any procedure to belittle the accuser may be suggested or taken  up, then the inquiry into the municipal  charges taken up. Who wants the "skeleton"  brought out into public? The amendment  to the Public 'Inquiries Act is a powerful  sham at British freedom and British justice,  . and we do not ihink that even the McRae and  Tupper charges, bad as they are, even warranted it. We would rather have seci  Bowser- sent into private life; or Oliver relegated to the oblivion of Delta, and Sloan sent  back to the' Yukon, rather than that the a-  mendmeut ot the Public Inquiries Act be  placed on the statute books' of B. C.���������a  shame and a disgrace we are inclined ro  believe, to the Oliver government, and to the  electors.  01 our  ,i  ;��������� in>  < 'jiinii:  pi OV-IK '  <l!i  il!   ''I'lh'J'   lo  a  whole.  of    va'uo    to the  -.i-ir'o .-���������'���������ri'olvcs on our niwd'-t"j|  I'm- !'n:r<!niii    of the    pros:;  of *'h-    individual,    1ml    ���������>''.���������  ni-ilcr HiirK'.'ivHK    iH.'liovi-    wc ari>?  inv'y.  Th" m ������������������.Mhi'V", held in Vancouver and  ��������� '. hicf3 Run-��������� I jus-1 mevious to the last  I ���������"?;���������".i*. ������������������'1 ,���������.-������������������-���������'.'"1 vsii! hear out that itsoIu-  h'o-'S p-'w-'i '���������>' local bodies and sent to these  cr-niivni '���������>.--.���������:"'..>Mfiis for endorsement hud  sTrom; on-\,!-.:.*wi! i\h\ thoy not meet with tho  ;..v>.iv\<-!i-i >hf> i-ii-ongrjr and self-styled more  irJ*hi-*n-i.ii c������'imuui'''��������� v represented at these  ���������iie-i'lii-" . I'ii'1 ������������������jiii'iiid not l)C the case, and  until thir. is mit an cud to rho Puion of B. C-  j\rimifi]'aiiies, ihe Oood Roads League ami  the As-socintt'd llotu-ds-' of Trade of C. C. wiii  not fuliii tin: objc-ls for which they wero  first or^a.ii^cd Win1! elnuioe has a small  country 'or,-.-- nidation in ?ny one of the ati-  iMial i.*re(i:m:' of 'hose institutions with a  la>':'-- foh'Lii <--cn:niu:iity which has a stronger  rrprr-r-'entritive there?' Communities of like  s'roc or ner-rly so would accomplish more and  wi'li ������������������,!''atfv'lac-iliiy than when linked up  with L-' i"'.vo or tiiJV'.-' or more lo one represen-  tii'ion. '!''io lv-'olulion may be of value to  (ho rr'vJ district but the city might think it  entirely a I variance with some of the interests oi  the hiryer community.  flow many times have representative  of voui- Board'of Trade, representatives of  v.u'i- miinU"n;ii council, or die delegates t>  ihe (iood IIoadK League, returned and reported {"f the next meeting, failure or partiAl  f:\ih-re of a resolution sent lo tlie central  nveii.i'i f"i- '-udorwuion? Quite often? N'o  nc-d ^f i!'f)ting instances, is there?  There is wry lilrle need of delving very  <\f(>\) into mat ton, of the past in connection  with a-iy one of I hose orgnnizations, as no  Coi.l't tiv-v 1.11 vi- all acconi|)Iishod somelhin-.*;.  luii tl.'"\ :'!.' not. fiinctioniiig in (lie bcM  iui< rcfi'. of 1!! ill." ronimunities tiiey repress Hi, :��������� 'd u-i'l I'avc to be; rcjuvoiiated, ivor-  mui (ii*''''r!-Mllv const il tiled during 111'  cr/t-  id (ho  we a*-.  <-.-*:tJi������tii gel   an  a'.���������.'i'li 1' shock  l):-::i.iioi!.  'l'j'"!.'d!jl:'  fret;  i.i.-'-   v*!  Lid   !!-���������>:.  i'.;���������!���������; ish   U  hi  M. '���������-���������. when  ilm    .A I fonu-y-tJi'iicral    Inlro-  <]���������:���������'���������!:'���������.[ at Poo !at-l.   Kcssioifof the    legislature  hi:; ;'.numdmciitH to the Public Inquiries Act?  Too i'.ir iv::ichiiig   effect   of tho   amendment  vL'r-!-. provides, in effect, that when any/per--  .'���������on a'.;ks for an    enquiry      into    any    public  :.uuif r, that person is himself   subject   to an  enquiry fit; lo his motives and record. ,  um.igiito this in    municipal  politics.*   N';  muuiciliality is free of factions, who do^.iiDt  Ii times  One (it the inusi e-vcellcnt plans of developing  the Krasar Valley is t(> elect good councils and good  liustce boards. Kloct men who have a just appre;-  iatlon of Hit lesponhibllily pl.H-cd in thfir liand.s.  ticod councils and good trustee boards aro buNdO'8  ior luture prosperity.  11 will bo surprising if even tne love of Premier  Oliver for his oflice and ihe emoluments attaching thereto. wMl surmouiu the total lack of confidence in the government that characterizes the attitude of 1 lie people of tlio province.  In the closing i.'-ty of lhe session most deplorable s'giib of weakness on the part of the governine-i"-  weie su obvious, that they amount lo symptoms of  impending dissolution. After lhe big fight of Hon.  \V. J. Bowser, leader of the opposition, and \V. K.  Ksling, M. \j. A. for Rossland, on behalf of a wide-  open enquiry into P. G. IS. Raihvay charges, Premier  Oliver funked the. issmc, after promises that he  never presumably intended  lo keep.  What makej matters woi&e is that Speaker  Pauline should luire refused to do his ordinary duty  when Mr. Uowsi'r and Canon Hinchliffe attended to  expedite business in connection with the resolution,  by (iCLiiallj turning his back upon the members and  later leaving the chamber as if deliberately stifling  any possibility of fiee discussion.  Thus affairs virh tho government have reached  a pailotis suite and it will indeed be unexpected���������  and impertinent���������if Ibis is not the lust session of Lhe  pieson regime.  Choice of the l-*raser River Canyon route 'io:  the "missing link" in the trans-provincial highway,  in preference to the Hope-Princelon route over Allison  P-.ish, I.-, nude:stood ou good authority, to have boon  made by tlie provincial government, and its selection  in thic, ivspi'ef Is to bo officially announced in the  b I'ihlaluio in lhr; com ho cf the next few da>s. The  announcement is' expe.-led to be made either by the  end of H10 prr:,iiil week, or curly next week. 11 is  fil--') 1 uiiio;fl ih:il In view of the very controversial  jiituio el' Liu-.r.' rival highway routes, the government  iii.iy fii'li'i", for dlplotuallc icimoiiH, tlie announco-  inuil nearly Hi'; cloji.j of the'.'ohhIoii.  Iiil'orimit'.on lo ih'n effeci was brought over from  Victoria' by n,.member of u delegation which linn been  tuipponlng the  ll(..;i;.'-l'rli)ctitoii  i'diiIi;.      lie had  lieen  ���������n!iiy\'.-;i f.'ii.-lH and    ligun.'s In    sujiporl of    the    l-'ras-u'  , .C.inyoii  roul.e,   wlilcii   both  nn l-iigards  Initial cost of  'oc-jiBtruction,  ami   pai-l.lciilnrly  In   the    average   time  which Una route would'lie avnllable for use In   - the  ytur, ,'ih comiitiretl   with  the Allison   Pass route,    had  not cnly .convinced the, iiieiubei'H of tb'e 'provincial ex-  <-;:tilivu, bu.tl'jhe jlclinitio^,.",' -Juif^alfio'. convinced    him;  ..thf*,t.tho..clioK'e wesopei-haps-itho bestiimder tbo elrcutn-  stances. a', r>:'-    --'^ ���������.'��������������������������� ���������     -���������'��������� ,..,-.  While a coijii'dpraliie' 'saving-iii initial cost will  ah-io ,ho effected W"Uie'ndoptloli' of the'Fraser River  (.'f'.nyi)ii.,.ruiito. w'liicb l.iikes in���������ii_co;i.lW.erable-portion  :ii-:JhAi .-tm-fh.-fC'was Int  :������.,o.f,..l,lKv..p,l.d���������,Ct:  ltimafed to    this up-  ;.o".v.;-i at all times. imagine a former reey-j. ;.c"o.iuit,ty.;dii.ljigIffe by mBiilben- or-the'provincial execu-  (T counf-ilUiV not agreeing with the prcEOVM. > live���������and In fac!, has been publicly announced���������that  adniini:-'l'".'!ion----l!lcy ge:ic?'r,.1.!y don't. Ho | It, will be'only n matter or a couple of years until an  critic) Z".'-' and charges them v/ith OXtravn.- | nl torn a live highway will have to be built over the  ������'ance in the building of a road, or payments      itopu-Princoton route.   .Meantime,     efforts   win b-j  raado by means of careful surveys to  find a route with a lower altitude  for motor traffic from more than six  or seven months In the year, which  is conceded to be the maximum Mutt  tlie Allison Pass could bo traversed  without risk of considerable delay  and  trouble.���������Journal  of Commerce.  KUIiL  KNQUIUY   IS    WKIiCO.MHI)  VICTORIA, Doc. 29.���������Declaring  that bo welcomed the fullest enquiry  into the chnges and allegations of  Sir Charles Ilibbert Tupper mid  those contained in the Searchlight,  the organ of tbo Provincial parly,  \V. J. Bowser, K. C, Conseralive  leader, last night said that tho e'-  forts of General McRae and his following were directed to making it  appear that he and Premier Olivi r  were united in their opposition to  any investigation into the affairs -I  the P. G. E. Mr. Bowser scoffed at  the idea, went at    length    into the  history of the legislative debates on  the P. G. IS., and quoted voluminous  ly from the proceedings of the Hous ���������  to show that time without number  he and his following had made  every effort to probe tho relations of  tho company with  the government-.  fl"Mr. Bowser referred to the confidence the electors of Vancouver  had shown in  him.  "These    gentlemen   with     certain  political  aspirations   are   not     going  to -walk over mj*. dead body,"    be declared.     "I   have  had   twenty  years'  experience in. public    life    and    mv  back  is against the wall.     It is the  first  time  my  private  character has  been attacked. I welcome that com-j  mission.    If I  am   guilty I   have  no'  right   to   represent   Vancouver     and  to be the leader of the Conservative!  party.    I  hope that commission will  be appointed soon. "*- {  "I want Gen. McRae and the Provincial party to put their witnesses  in the witness box where they win  perjure themselves if they say I get  a single dollar from Foley, Welch  and Stewart," Mr. Bowser slated.  "I have as good a right to my reputation as any one. These ambigu-  one gentleman accused me of a criminal offence. If"T received that  money 1 should be in the penitentiary. Hon. Mr. Sloan can take  care of himself. AVby can't they  play the game? Before they signed  any such petition as presented to  the Premier, they should have produced their evidence.  Mr. Bowser said that the day following the Premier's announcement  of the receipt of the petition asking for the appointment of a Royal  Commission to investigate the  charges against himself and Hon -  Mr. Sloan the Conservatives in  House had unanimously decided the  the House had unamimously 1 :-  cded tho only course was to follow  their leader and demand a Royil  Commission. Hence the Hinchliffe  resolution to that effect, a resolution which, he claimed, the government for nine days side-stepped and  on the final day of the Legislature  it was side tracked by Mr. Speaker  Pauline loaving the chair while  Messrs. Bowser and lMnchliffe were  on their feet demanding that, the  government take action.  Col. "Cy." Peck, V. C, nominated  as the Conservative candidate for  the Island constituency, also adrei-  sed the gathering, which was re-  markly large in view of the season  of  the year.  The Joy of Hearing a Voice  When you are travelling,    evening   brings lonesome  hours.   You would be glad if it   were   possible to   pack  t  your grip and find yourself instantly at home or among  your friends. You cannot make this quick visit, but at  the nearest telephone "Long Distance" will send your  voice hack where you want to be. When you hear the  voice, you feel its presence. The voice is the' person.  That's why nothing can take the place of tlie telephone  as a medium of communication. You feel you are with  the person to whom you are talking.  British Columbia Telepiwne Company  JAS. T.GRAY   ;  -Chiropriietor        PALM KR GRADUATE        3 yrs. Course J  Wishes to announce that he has opened an office in the **'  G. W. V. A. Rooms, opposite Weir's Garage. i   ���������  HOURS���������12 to 3 P. M.   Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday*..  Will be there every day   from   1:30 to 5 P. M.   -When.".  Mission Ferry begins again. * -        - ��������� * <"'  OONSL'Ij.IK SKItVICK NOTJCK.  r airy 1 ales  Teacher  Ti  Read'Em  > iL.,  $500,000 Fortune Left to  Young; School Teacher  ]$y Fairy God-Father  The American consul at Fernie  reports the receipt of general In-  stiuctlon No. 812 from Washington.  D. C, a part of which is of Interest  to shippers and tlio general public.  The Instruction announces that the  following classes of merchandise will  bo admitted, lo the United. .-��������� States  without the necessity of 11 cemiiilur  Invoice.  1. Merchandise not exceed Ing  $100 In value, Including such nn-r-  chandlKe 'impdrlod through lhe  malls.  2. Household effecth used abroad  and personal effeclrt, not Imported  In pursuance of a purchimn or agreement for purchase and not Intended for sale.  -..'{.'Articles sent by persons In  foreign countries as gifts to porson's  in  the .United States. ' ,;   '������������������ ��������� "  4. Tools of trade of a person" arriving in the United  Stales.    :  Personal effects of citizen ;,,of  the United States who have died in  a  foreign country. *-"  Complete revision of British ('-���������.  lumbla''s statutes, a task occupying  two and a half years and carirod out  for H16 most part by A. V. Plneo,  legislative counsel, has been.completed at. a cost of $ 17,a00.  ��������� JNRSEY"CrTY,:' N. J..  Dec.  ���������For months-. Miss', Rll/.abeth  .It. Wurthinann, school iteachor,  has been reading' fairy tales lo  ��������� her pupils. ,  :  Most of the .children bellev-  - ed them.'^But she never did,  .School. teachers- ate grpwn up  and know better.  '���������"Hilt how'���������sire'"���������liu'T '< hanged  her mind. She, too, believes  in I'nlry HtorioH, foi a dream of  * childhood' li'DH". ''come  tiue     A  '���������������������������Tnlry' ginl-father 'has lolt  hern  fortuinf which! - -will  give    hoi  jluxui*y.f,or (he;.rest, oi her da.'f  She became 11 sdiool leacher  i.iltOi:a,i|se--Hlio*.-("liaifis    to    ^"UHlf  ���������.'dlslioH.:";rn;Now. she   will  never  ,��������� 'again,iiavb,;to,;wash 'em, or do  >i.anytiijug 1 else:,-she doesn't like  ���������i   *''l;'or sh.e'is_.urthe    'ic'r of    &  ;:r$50.(1,00,6 jfort'une: left by, Louie  :?,T.j^eJimey.ortri:/(92,     who    had  been  the be3t,.--;vman at     her  grandmother.'s   ...wedding     in  ������������������ Geriuanyr^f) -years ago.  '���������  :'')'%'>!ni'3>ny;yea,i*'5 the old ru  dly^dj-alone^pjft.-tlje   top   flo<ii  of'a"n 'old  li'ouse on    the.jiEut  Side of New York,    He became  ill suddenly and  was taken   '*  the charity  ward  of    Welfare  JslfMid   Hospital.  TOHznbet.li   and    her    family  tried to have him pioved. Itiit  EMZAUIOTH   WUrtTffMANN,  BUSY IN iIHlt CLASSROOM     , ,  i  ho was (00 weak  ^ No  one  had    an  Inkling of.  fife wealth   When his will was  filed, at v.as found    that    he������  left tho bulk  of his estate to  the  21-year-old  school     teadh"  er,   who,   some  say,  reminded   -  him   of  her grandmoher     ,  But  the  fortune  isn't going    t s,  to  Miss    Wurthmann's  ' head.'"   ''  She     will    continue    teaching* -"*  'her children, and reading faliryo:: -  ta'les to, them until the school  ���������  year  en da.  Then she plans to go travelling, perhaps, to find a Prince  Charming, just as they do In  the other fairy tales,  4 7^-V,'  ffiS  ,V  A. R. GOSLING  WHEN YOU WANT  House and  Sign Painting  and  General  Mouse Repairs  Phone 84X -,        P*. tf. Bok 31  ABBOTSFORD, B. G.  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.G.Land   J i  rveyor and  Civil Engineer  esss  ivrtrmiir  '   1 f-."; THE]* ABtHXTSFwHD ipoai*  ^���������_*������r' r ragTff*r������*'''**,'!"    r---.. ��������� rr.  Not in Favor of  Proposed Change  Parlor Show at  ; January Meeting  1   {From  the Fraser Valley  Record)  (From the Fraser Valley Record"  A petition'is being circulated    *-ln , . . ������������������������������������������ .i ���������  '      .        , .        " . i i���������       fhe regular meeing or the Mission  the district asking that no change be ������  ,     .    ���������..,,, .       CKv. Poultry Assn.    will be    held m  made in the size ol the berry crates     , -        . ,    ��������� .,    ���������      -,������������������,i���������,-  the Agricultural     Hall    on     Monday  lor the coming season, as is contem-    ,    ���������,. evening, Jamii!  pialed   by  tlio  government,   lhe  l>'   i     ,.   ,       ,   tition will lie presented at the annual meeting to be held in 'Chilliwack on the lflth. .    '        . , T ��������� ������...  ry Show starling on January 8th  The meeting is to take the form of  ���������iry  7, tit  7:30 o'clock.  It   has   been   deemed   advisable  lo  ! change the date    from  .Ian.  8   to 7,  on   account  of   the   Provincial   Poul-  Aoom  0   Hort   mock.  Chilli wn<*  BOX   4flB. CIIH.MWACU  )������������������  ���������������������������������������������  Ysrwo������d & Durrant  BARRISTERS and.  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  Ol'HN -EVERY, FDIDA1'..  ABBOTSFOnn.   B.   O.  It is claimed that increasing the  size of the crate will make a difference of some three pounds of berries. It is considered that the present size is a better shipper than  what could be expected under the  proposed change where more frclt  berries are put into the hallock.  It is very-important to give berries all the chance possible of arriving' in 'good, shape on prairie  markets, and local growers are vevy  docided in not wanting tne largor  crate, not becauso of tho increased  number of pounds of, berries to bo  sold at-thosiiino price,, but becnuso  It endaiigerH tho o.uality of the berries at, point of destination. >  UHHYM     MAKES  (JltlM   DISCOVIOItY  AUCTIONEER and   ; .  r-    VALUATOR���������   ~~.,  , 'Auction Sales Conducted^  ���������j" SAIl������FAOTION GUARANTEED  '  fiLIVE STOCK a Specially  *  P. 0. Bos: 94  .) Amendments to the Public Enquiries Act, passed at, the last session of the legislature, will apply to  municipal us well as lo piovineial  affairs, in lhe opinion of Hoove McLean of Rurnaby. who arrives at  this conclusion nfter considering the  effect "of tiie amendments in question  road in conjunction with Section  475, Sub-section 2, of the Munici-  "pal'iVct.  The *" amendments to the Puulic  inquiries Act pi ovide, in effect, that  when any, person asks for an enquiry,  into . any* public matter, that person  is himself subject to enquiry as to  his -motives" and record. Reeve McLean -now discovers that, whether  wittingly or not, the- legislature has  created a condition under whicn  anyone asking for an enquiry into  municipal 'affairs, is liable to- be sub-'  'jectecl",to^. such an" inquisition.���������CoU  umbian.'   ' "��������� .'; .��������� .   " "  a parlor show. The breed to b-3  shown will be leghorn. Any person  can show whether a member of the  ���������Association or not. Each, exhibitor  is eligible to four birds, such as one  cock, one cockerel, one hen and one  pullet, but may exhibit one or more  birds If not able to show four. Any  variety of leghorn may be shown  and four of each variety is allowed.  Birds will be judged and first,  second, third and fourth pri/.o rlt>-  boiis will be awarded. Entries should  bo, made as-soon as possible to the  SooroLury of,the. Association, ,Mi;. A.  U. McRae. ' ���������>.',-;< 1 *.'!> ;' .j/*:  Birds should be in placq;if possibjo  by (i 11.1,111., January 7(,h. ^.Arrang'--  ments. are .being- made for,,a. special  speaker for tho evening.- , The genial  President of tho Association ���������will( be  on hand. .(-.|-,-,i.,  Wm. ".Atkinson;  General Auctioneer-*and- Live \  ''"������������������'"Stock -'Specialist.1' '**" '  -"    >7ir.>? ",o -' '";;  n.f*'   "   :��������������������������� ���������  23 yearn among the Slock men of  the���������Eraser,.. .V alley. _Aa, familai  with^the'different breeds 6f live,  sto'ek'and their valups.'^   <*    ;-} W;E  CAT SHORTAGE IN  _.      ,   ,..  . .���������PB^SER.   VALLEY.  ALDERGROVE, " J^J.^judfL  'ing*'from'"The" persistent enQU.!^*!  .'for.cats and'th"e7difficii'Uy in. filling  ���������those requirements, there is a distinct shortage of "tabbies" in more  ������������������than one rural district in the Fra-  ���������_ser Valley. Poultrymen, especially,  vare complaining ,of . depredations  -upon feed supplies,, by. rats and mice,  Jand the ''imppssibil'ity^',of> securing  "icats. to_ combat 'tiie* plague.,., i;^^_J_.  '    "Why_don't you   ,use_  .your.own  icats?'^"���������   %-.-'-.     '\/\     !V,   '--  -    "Because w^e,4iave;'nojoe; gour.-'caik  ���������Ihave mostly died off from some mys-  ) terious disease���������th ey\' '.iiist',. ^m,9Pe.;  J decline food, and are found dead'"'  ...  it,  i  U  For Protection'ui. ,  Of Nicomen Island  -si t  "J ';���������  OB1NSON CRUSOE was the Original'Optimist. Times looked  bad for Robinson���������couldn't��������� hav.e looked"much worse. But lie  lidh't say, "What's" the Use"; didn't" lie dowii, whimper, kick.' and  '^rowl at destiny. No, Crusee used-his HEaD;. he-THOUGHT���������  then he thought some more���������real serioiis line of thinking. Just what Ic  do Avas the puzzle Crusoe was solving. Finally it came to him in a  flash���������"] have it," said Robinson��������� "I'LL-ADVERTISE!" '  A thousand miles -from nowhere���������a-possible buyer coming within  reading distance of his ad every few years���������that was -"Robinson's outlook.      It was hard , times,���������business depression, a   stringent   money  market,���������also what Sherman said about war. ,  ... . i . .  j     -   -,   . '      i     ' *     ���������-      *���������  But Crusoe, as before mentioned, was an Optimist, .also a believer  in persistent advertising. , ,       j    -, - '   .*'  i *"i      *   T ���������* i ��������� t  He wanted a ship|���������h'ovf,would^he^get .it? '.; Answer���������"Advertise!"  : ' And h'e'did--flung a shirCfiJo'm tKejtbp'.Of. a pole.   ������������������ .i-'t -.;:j ���������".���������/:'br -, >.  -��������� ���������:-.'.',   m,...;^    -^ ^ *;:'H'-V-.,v'    .; :-"-������������������������  .<    , ...The. first advertisement brought no returns.    J " ' -"'-   ���������-.'   '   " '  *' ���������   ' llj     -.>* -r-T-.s-T���������-=rw.���������.-j.-r- -- t  '" '    ; But Cmsoe 'wasn't dis1c^urajge_d. H^changed^the./.'.copy'-I-r^initjUp an-,,  ;    other shirt'. 'Yes,1 times were hard���������awful hard;v,.but Crusoe,'wbii/out^'j (.l9^ oj<  ^he'go't^his^h^pl-ahcl hje di^^i^y PERSIST^T.ADYE^TisiNG; ' 't^Y^ l.^ :')i{  :!���������/ '<��������� Crusoe;.was..the oiiiginaLQptimist.  PLANT BUBXS-.AT  ALDERGKOVR  L':'i:iU'lv- ���������c;-^=^ ",--\ ,. 'i  ^Dama'ges estimatedfa't r$ 10^ 0 0 0, was  cause������l-aTtliefmill qf^tlie'Rerrie Lumber Co. at\Aldergrove late'lon Sunday  afternoon .whe-p^orie end of'.the planet  and a Jarge quantity of, finished lumber, y/hicjiiwas pile^d, 'up ""ready for  shipment,--was .'destroyed^ by fire.  T,lie_jen'tire mill) would havVundoubt-  "edly~been "a-'prey~to .the" flames had it  not been forr,the~effo'r,ts of a volunteer-fire brigade" ma'de-up-of residents" of-'the district:���������and'the employ-;  ees-'of'tlie imill.;^'APractica'llyi.-'-|every  resident-':bf'-the; community,���������' turned  6ut,';arid ialtlioiigli'; hampered "by an  jinadequate/water-supply they suc-  !ce'e*ded iii confining.the fire to tho  one end of the structure, through  .the ."expedient 'splitting of the building  into  two sections.    This served  iis���������a>fir.e���������hreak.    ;.*H.The'fire.is,thought,to have originated in one of the refuse blowers  'from" "a"spark"from 'the burner which  ���������became- lodged in some try shavings.  .Fanned by-the draft, the flames were  carried to one of the electric motors  and soon one end of the mill was in  flames. The loading deck was also  located at this end of the mill, and  was piled high with between 250.-  000 and 300,000 feet of lumber  ready' for shipment. Every foot of  this [was burned up and it was here  'the/greater, portion of the loss was  sustained.^ "The total loss is partly  covered by insurance.   ..  ���������*' Mr.v George 'P. Pratt who is attending^ the   University", Jn .Vancou-  lver\\s*spending.-_the~'holidays at his  home here.  (From-the' Fraser'Valley 'Record)'  The residents and "properly, owners on Nicomen "'Island-'1 are,'at lasU*  to be afforded some measure of relief,' by .the department*-of -public  works,-from the-,'threatened floods.  Some'protective mattress-���������'work,, 'to  divert the "river current' "from the  danger points, 'is' now being1 carried  out by day labor,'and'In addition';'a  $4 0,000 contract has been let by  the~departmentrto";T.;the^-Vart"co'uver  Pile Driving i and Contracting," 'Go.  for    further ' extensive"*.*- t -protective  wPr.K_i9L JlS _ .UfldS.rtaJjen at ���������.. oiice. j  Their contract' calls'^foV ,the placing]  of 5,000 cubic, yards..ofj -brush,"nial-l  tress ;aloii'g the .expoge'd,; b'ankT'pf .'th!e \  isIaiirf-'-'for. a .stretch,' of "''f l.ilO'O,1," f,cij; '  This Vmattress'/will \ .,4'be���������.;c6l-..j'fe^et 'j  widtli. and' Will "be-heavily ���������". weighed  ...      . . ,    ', U    :i i ; * -it  down, with -rock,^ i,t" being-;esitimat'ed  that"at' least" IM,600" l ton's"-~of rpc^  will bo required for this purpb'se--  .Manager D.-King-of the.Vancou-  yer'Conti'aetirig'Company states' {hat  a start will be^ma'de"on** the -"vpVk"'as  soon as: equipment,'comprising tugs.  pile 'driver and 'scowsT' can'rbe'r"assembled "at tlie islan~d. . The "'wbrlt: will  be> rushed^.- to ���������'^take'j' iadyantage"'1 "*6f  the .winter 'period;!of3 lb'-S" wSief, and  w;ill' be "completed, "[��������� it'*' isr'expected,  within three*'months': '-'--''"^- *-*' .'m  AVOULD LIMIT"LOA'dS .'  PITT MEADOWS,"Ian. 2:^4',suggestion that will seriously/handicap  commercial 'traffic';on .the"Dewdncj  Trunk'road comes ��������� from .the .public  Work's- department- .that-n loads '.shall  be limited to 4000 pounds jnet: ���������,- At  present some of.-the trucks carry  15,000 and 16,000 pounds, and > I'the  jitneys are a fluctuating ��������� quantitj  The next council will'deal with''this  matter, as well as with ; others ,- bequeathed to then-r by the ' pres'eiu  council.    c ��������� ���������     *���������        '    ���������'"  -   '���������"  CANDIDATES  FOR REEVESHIP  v  -  : -���������:���������    .������ ���������        i   .  MAPLE RIDGE,;'Dec., .31.���������Municipal politics'will1 be .'.'lively': after  the New''Year festivities are concluded. There will be a" /'bonnie. fecht"  between,Reeve' Mclyer, who ,stands  for a fourth''.terni of" office as. reeve  and..Councillor, John-B. Martyn, who  1 aspires,,to; take .his place. -..-'   .;,���������";. >  HE second Canadian -National  j-Railways train 'leav,iri'gi���������Win  .,'nipeg for Halifax to connect  with, steamships sailing for United  Kingdom ports.     Several hundred  t t  Western Canadians took advantage  of" the" special ""rates 'and "special  trains arranged by the Canadian  National, which'allowed them to  leave Winnipeg as late as Decem  ber 11 and   yet   reach   Britain in'Elx*>  time" for Christmas.      Inset, is !;a-  group of Edmonton people aboard, 'j  the second .tourist special.   '    ' ,"  S CONVICT, FREE FIVE YEARS  ,  .  I!  DOMINIC  ">SSi>i ',_'  ,.  ,:    ,BV JOSEPHINE VAN DE GRIFT  ...!, ,:- Nca Service Staff Writer  SCR'AnTON, Pa., Dec. 31.���������"It wasn't worth it."  -; ..;   Dominick Delfino, who for five years kept'the  ' electric chair waiting     while   police scoured 'the  /.JJnited States and Canada for him, sat:before' a  little pine table and drew imaginary circles on it  " 'vMtrf long'tli'ih fingers. " ' ' ,     '  For   Dominick is   back in the   Lackawanna  county jail again and his spectacular escape   of  five years ago, wherein he   battered   one guard  over, the head, -heM two others at bay and staged  a, running gun   fight with a   fourth,   is in   small  danger of being repeated,  lie-sides���������"'  f'it wasn't worth it," says Dominick.  'And thus does this wiry Italian with the beau-  wrf^tedjfront. lif<\ ,  I      Life was Hvyee-I. on ihal morning of   February  4/ in'1918/ when the last guard crumpledYup witii  a giinshop in his arm and Dominick. burst: out ��������� of-.  prison" dborsr;:   '   ''". ' ������������������'���������/\. '������������������*���������.'���������>-vi>*^';s  i!''iT/'^ .,?w:r'':Iv^������^:.!^^n,s?.-'e.:Be^^ %''-.  i,_;���������',' And thiien began a struggle of a.different-kirid.'  it was a bitterly cold   day and   Domm'ick;*"in!'hlsv"-  thin prison shirt and   trousers,'; was''freezing/;.'^  mile and a:half: aWayvirom the  ���������' jail ,he������ gathered -;  courage to knock on a'doon- ::-/ Y   t<   :.   !:;  "Please, missus;" he called,'"I am freezing.':  ;      "Ho away, you big bum," said the woman.  '     A quarter of a mile further Dominick tried  again. This time-he had better luck for though  the woman was suspicious she gave him a ragged  coat.  ��������� . And now    the    police   were   searching   the  roads.' Dominick lay   down in the   snow   behind  hedges'and shivered until the police had gone by.  .'-.'   .   ' 1/iille Laug-hter;  Much Shivering  . ������������������'��������� -By hopping freight trains and doing an occasional day.'s labor Dominick'   worked his way into  Canada. 'The stations and fences were all full cf  the pictures of one   Dominick Delfino,   who had'v  escaped I'rom prison and for   whose   return $1000  would bo'paid. , 'x  Dominick-put-peroxide on   his hair and eye-1  brows and shifted out his lips with cotton. -   -  , "One thousand.dollars! Why don't YOU. try to  git Ihal, monoy?",."said a,passerby to Dominick one  day. Dominick laughed, but he shivered. ,?. v  LllLlc by III tie,.'; Dominick "\ worked his ' wriyv;  west to Vaiicouver! .'Sometimes he had good- jobs,;  and! theivhe went, to the theatres.and concerts. As  miich;-as;;possible, he triedtokeep'in with the pb-.  lice s6;,lie would know wheri' they were looking fbr',  him.-iv;.������i.-:':.. i   .-.. ^������,-f-.i^-'',;:: /i;,;.,-.;;.,., v;;-:-.;^-, i.,',;.,  j'^,''Ohce'he slipped;* out a side -door jusst as the .  '.'p^Jice^ere knocking at the front:1";":"! ,','"���������':,.. '".;. .?''  .-j Na~matter where he turned, no matter jwhere*  lio went there was������������������always the fear of a heavy hand1  being laid on his shoulder; -:~'A   ���������-;:-������������������������������������;-,  Once, years ago, there had been a girl, Elisa,  that Dominick was building a home for.   But the  home had burned down and Elisa married somebody with better luck. ���������', *  Now, comparatively safe in Canada, Dom-  inick's"thoughts turned again to home and children.  ���������    "But that wasn't right," he says. "How could  I'bring my unhappiness to someone else?"  ��������� Then, a few weeks ago, in Nelson, British  Columbia, someone thought to ask Dominick how  he happened,- to. .get into Canada. Dominiorc  couldn't'- produce;C;the necessary papers and" they  threw .him in jail.. The alternative was a fine:;:of  ,.$150..,.:    ���������..���������',  .;,.-,  Friend Gave  Him Away  ....".Dominick   wrote   to his   friend,   Joe,   for; the  money.    Oncel in a burst of loneliness, Dominick  haditoldJoeiwhat his real name .was and how lie  ; had:^roken;troin prison.   The temptation was too  ^.imiiili s-.^rY. J.qe:.',; J"oe.; tiiJiied' off        police.    ;  ;::-v . iNp-W(-;tlibugh still (protesting his innocence of  Jthe.murder of Dominick   Morobito, the clime   of  "wHich'/Hie..was-'first convicted,    Dominick   doesn't  much care What happens. .'���������'.���������'���������''  <>��������� 'v.-j'It-wasnft' worth it,"    he says,   "those    five  -���������y'ea'rs spent in fear, and loneliness. It is better;to  \face' ithings,,'a'������/.the'y' come.    Once I had '.a .dream.  .Ivthqughtipeopie; were chasing me and I ran into  the-church.'   Then,   from   above the altar,   JeSu-j  ':spoke''*t:b :m'e.-A"'" He "said," 'Why   are * you   afraid,  Dominick?    Nothing can      take    vou    from    my  hand,' "  -^1  , .       ���������''���������'���������'' -2__  ,:fili^ i:  THE Al^BO!l]SF0RDJX)g^  Our Excellent  Service*  is appreciated by our Customers.  Wo, have,   always   the   choicest   of   roasts   oi.  ��������� the market, and treat you right.  S.F.  B. -C.   Phone   41.  Farmera' Phono 1909  Abbotsford, B.C.  If yon are preparing   Pigs so   that they   will make  Pig Feed to do it properly '  the best of Pork   when   killed, you   need   some   ot our  Straw,  a, ton     ". %V>AH)  which pigs must have to be-healthy and thrive  J. J. SPARROW  Essendene-Auennr. ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  on Sunday evening, having been called I here on account of (he serious  illness of  his niolhcr.  Mr. and Mrs. T. Bennett and children, spent New Year's as the guests,  of friend  in Now Wcsminstor.    '  Miss Annie .McPhee, of the nii''������-  Ing staff of I he. Yiincouver General  Hospital, visited lu-r pnronts. Mr. and  Mrs.  .1.  J.  "Mi'PlK'O,  thin  week,  l<*i lends will be sorry to learn of  the'illness of Miss Helen Olson, who  is confined lo bed willi measles, In  the lloyal Columbian Hospital, New  \\Vsi minster.  Mr. .lames Gillen, who is attending the li. II. C is spending a holiday  as the guosl  of bis mot her.  ���������Master Walter Mclnnes Is vlsiiug  at Ihe homo of his aunt, Mrs. VV.  Campbell el Vancouver.  Messrs.  W, ,1. Cray,    13. A. ItyaU.  10.  Kask, T. Kask and  I<\ Ta>!or  lored into Vancouver o4i Sunday  attended  tho concert, given by  John   Philip  Sousa   Band.  mo  and  lllC  SO  C'OrXTI'V   IS  MOIIH  K.WOIIKO  King  PERSONALS  Mrs. Mclnlyro and. son Charles of  Vancouver are the guests of Mis.  Mclntyrc, who resides at the mill.  Mrs." Manning spent New Year's  Day with  relatives in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. R. J. R. Whitchelo  were the guests of -Mr. and Mrs.  Bray- of Vancouver on New Year's  Day  Mr. II. MeNnughton and son William, and two daughcrs, Annabella  and KJlla of Vancouver were the New  Year's gucsis of Mrs. McUae.  Mr. Victor l-Jby, who is attending  the U. B. C. in Vancouver was this  guest, of bis parents, Mr. and Mrs.  R. H. Eby on New   Year's  Day,  Mrs. ha CI ire and daugher, Vai-  enine, of Vancouver, and Mr. M.  McKwon of Vancouver. and Mr.  John McRae of Agassiz were the  guests of Mr. and Mrs. McRae at  New Year's.  Miss t Daisy Rarrant. who is attending business college in Seattle,  spent the holidays at her home in  Abbotsford.  Mr. Robert Trethewey left last  week for Davenport,  Iowa, where he  will   attend   the   Pamicr   School,    of  Chiropractic. -     -___������,  Mios Elsie McConnely of Vancou-  vei is \isiting her m'.eius, who live  oir the   Mckenzie   Road.  !A very pleasant time was spent at  the whist drive and dance held in  the Orange Hall last Friday coning.  First prizes wc/.e won in whist b">  Mrs. Kelly and Mr. Beresrord. while  IIih consolation prize,', went to Miss  McMencmv and Mr. D. Snu>,-.:  After the whist games wor--- over,  appetizing refreshments were served, after which dancing was Kept  up to an early hour.  The annual meeting of the Men's  Club will be bold as usual next Mov-  dav evening, no- meetings .harm*  been held during the holidays.  Rev. .1. R. Robertson paster of St.  David's Church. Vancouver, will  conduct the services in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday next.  Mr. Ellis McClenahan of Seattle  was a recent vis'tor at the home ol  his parents here.' Mrs. McLenahan  returned to Seattle with him where  she will bo the guest of. her son,  Thomas  McClenahan. .  Mr.  II.  P.  Knell left lor Victoria  OTTAWA, Jan. 2.���������Premioi  sago to the people of Canada.%  sago o be people of Canada:  "In no p'irt of the world will tbo  New Year dawn upon a people mom  favored than those of our own IU-  minion. In iho Orionl. in the near  and Middle ICasl", in Europe, the  early light will again reveal to multitudes much' of uncertainty, and insecurity. In a world thus perl tubed and still convulsed with old passions Croat Britain and tho self-  governing Dominions stand forth as  lhe-one community of free nations  between which there is mutun.  trust. i  ��������� --With the United States, on.-  great neighbor to the south, enjoying like security within herself.' Ihe  British Empire is happily allied i.t  bonds of a lriendshp scarcely less*  enduring. Within our own-bordcis  ihe common into;est and the common goodwill still supersede the occasional appeal ro sectional or class  prejudice. Such is our inheritance  from the years of the past, such the  trust which the old year bequeaths  to the new.  '���������Recent years have witnessed the  passing cf many. who conributeci  largely to the inheritance which today is ours. Of "the present generation cf men and women who ha\ c  played their part in helping to make  our country what it is, not, a few-  are now beginning to rest from their  fabors.  '"To the men and women cf the  younger generation, those who havo  health 'and strength and power of  service en their side, the New  Year, therefore, comes with a clarion call to take some worthy pau  in their country's affairs; to work  while 'it is yet    today for    tho prc:;-  or\jai.'6ii of all that is h'glicraiuH'ost  in bur; national life;.ahd bur ���������nation-,  al "in I'lii once'.. '���������'���������'��������� '/'Let it ��������� ;:eyo'' ���������;-.. be'.',re-;  .'ine-nibofcd, thai no^lifo isHOo^obsciirrj  and, no ''.borne loV>'- im ill bid, to make  VlH .conlribiiUou-, to������������������;���������'.;I ho''?....'nallon'a'i  good;;-.'.;'Nowhere,; mure, t.liim ,,ac;;���������>'*!;  the..���������'viisi.-'expaiiarj ;<)|';. iiiir <\brv-:a<i -Do-  minion; will. ,fh���������J.'.rbuI'l.sxiiitii-'-tbi-y'i'dawvi,  el'-Hie :No,'w-. Year, proclaim with ���������gi";a:i  ���������or,- tru'th':: /:������������������-; ::'-'���������' "������������������ ; ,','.���������������������������', ;.' :���������'.'���������'  '���������'. '-How 'fair a .lot To fill',;������������������'���������"'.. w,....'  iv. loft' to each: iuaii. still."    ;;..;:,..  j Undo in Abbotsford from firsUgrade Flour  A.  BOY'S   PAIiUAMKNT  OI'KNS  THIS   V. V,K\s  The lie)-'-' I'arllanieiii will op'"'  this week in Victoria, and p:otnl"t -  lo be. an event of imporlnnce for 'ho  boy life of the pruviiiee. MoiTN'.m  Rish will rciirescnl the whole Soi'th-  i rn Okanagan, and the Siniilkamoen,  having won bis elcoiicn, in which  Harold Boworing, of Wo.it Summer,  land, was his opponent.  Contrary to tho general conception  cf (ho idea, this is not a mock pai-  liamont, but'rather a conference ol  senior beys, i-cpu'seulm,", orgiiniy-i!  groups in Ihe Sunday Schools all  i vor the province. The r^prescnln-  tivos aro elect oil by ballol in the va"-  ious coui.ro:,, and (heir duties al Vi>>  orla aro io discuss In par!' i.iu'iiiireform I In1 problems of bo>s Li all relationships.  Tho Lieutenant-Governor w  open Iho House and Hie government  has placed the legislative building  il iho disposal of iho parliuiiieiil to-  golhor wilb permission lo use the  services of Iho officials of the govern  mcni    building   as   needed.  from  the  department   of education.  More  British  Columbia  geography  is to be taught in ihe schools of the  province,    according    to a Ktalomo.it  contained in a letter received by th.-  Native Sons     of    British     Columbia  And delivered to your home these cold clays.  l>ATilO.-n/;E AN ABBOTSFORD BAKFRV.   ���������  BERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  a  J^  mmm������  ir  II:  ���������nVLMmrn+s+m  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  ! j   R10A1, ESTATE���������'.11'Tney lo Iioan on Wood Farm Mortgages  Ii  ere an  dTh  ere  Fifty ;cars\of fish .were -shipped  this season'-from Lesser: Slave Lake  to various points: in Canada; arid the  /"United States,;1 the; 'majority .going  -.-���������to'.-'Vcities 4n* the:., Eastern;;';States.  These -shipments ...were i practically  si]l;,W'hitefish, ;tlie Vcoarser; ;varieties  being- disposed of in the ���������local ��������� mar-  -.'kfi-i-.--. v.;'v;;.'-;..-:'v:;y ,*���������������������������'. :'.-;-'-;;.';;-::'.;<.. ���������>"���������;���������-���������:���������  Showing a record increase over,  the figures of last year, grain loadings in the Western Provinces since  the commencement of the crop year,  September 1st, aggregate . 82,219  cars, representing 136,95S,44S bushels, as against S0.S28 cars loaded, or  130,287,134 bushels, from September  1st to October 14th, 1922.  That the future,Prosperity of the  Maritime Provinces, as weii as the  whole of Canada, depended on the  routing of Canadian trade over Canadian railways and through Canadian ports, was the view expressed  by Dr. Murray MacLaren, M.P. for  St. John, speaking recently in his  constituency.  Tens of thousands of caribou are  trekking southwards through Yukon  Territory for the winter.: Bands of  them have passed through the outskirts of Dawson City. For a liun--  dred miles down, bands of caribou  can be seen swimming the Yukon  river and sometimes surrounding  canoes and steamboats as they pass.  Pare of the 15,000 feet of moving  pictures taken for the Dominion archives by the Arctic expedition in  charge of Captain Bcrnier, which  has just returned from the northern  regions, are to be shown in Quebec  City shortly. They contain interesting incidents of the life of the  Eskimo and typical scenes of the  ."Northern land.  Up to the end of June, 1923, according to E; \V. Beatty, President  of the Canadian Pacific Railway,  the Company had disposed ' of. 18,-  194,737 acres of agricultural lands,  for which an average price of $7.87  per acre'was received. During this'  period the Company had. by direct  effort of its own, secured the settlement of over 100,000 farmers in  Western Canada.  CENTRALMEUgiM&Ij^T:^::  ������SK3������CJ. . racSQEH  ������      i   mill   .i-'nwi   th'1   ''UP-  la  cnilsiil. ri'il   III*   nmsl   lircimiHilii:  ���������������",M..!.������-nihil-.      .1���������-I 111.-  (Mill  punili-ra  u������.-l   I...-   InUt.     I  "lit   uf   tlu   lillur.    II   will. I>������  which has been such n  WeuiU'    iv;ib   Imrn   III   April   anil  TTHI-- Hudson Bay dog icam w.i  .popular feature in connection with the wintei  sports activities inaugurated by tiie Chateau I-'rou-  tenac at Quebec three years ago, shows promise of future teams of exceptional merit. Two very fine litters  have hi-cii produced. On the morning of April 15th,  the Indian who is taking care of them, was delighted  to find that Wobska, a beautiful white female husky,  bad presented as her contribution to Quebec wintct  sports, three pups which very much resemble wolf  whelps, > One very fine pup developed rapidly and  was named N'egik. Wobska was jealous of the attention showed the family of her team mate and, not to be  outdone, presented the Indian with a litter of eight.  Great hopes are entertained for the future of "thin  litter as wolf blood runs strongly in the veins of  Makw-itliic, the sire,1 a splendid beast of some 100 lbs.  with ���������iluiggy grey coat, long vulpine muzzle, pointed  cars und pale amber eyes glinting through narrow)  uf    th.    litlBr.      II    Will. III!   ������<���������-������������������'���������     ���������'���������*������������������   'wolf    I''"''    *���������'"���������''     **"���������"������������������    ���������"   ���������������������������"   '���������'''���������''"������������������ ,  slits.    iVIakwai.hic  was  born   in 'the wilderness  nort.i  of  Lake Superior.  The Indian i:- already making plans lor the training of this last litter ami expects to have to" P"J  broken in before the first snow. This .is usual y  done bv taking a trained leader and pmcing hei I  hnrncss with the pups. At, first, traces arc u a-I, I  lo it lighl birch lag and the initial try out usualli ic-  sults in a wild scramble, '.he pups going in various  direction-, with the leader turning arouru w, n a  nuzzled look as-much as to say "whats it all ahout  The langlc is straightened out. t.o thf accompaniment  of Vc ous of velps but gradually tlie young ones  "on,, o nndcrs.an.l wlial is expected of then, and as  the team becomes more proficient he vve.gnt . f the  I,.<������ is increased. Bv tic time a sleigh can bo^ use I  % a e able lo draw heavy loads. In Hie Nor��������� tn  Oountrv they can draw with case on.a broken trail  a hundred, pounds per doa. '.  A splendid hunting year with a  late open fall is reported from British Columbia. A world's record Os-  born caribou was killed by D. W.  . Bell, of. Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  The length of tho head was G5 Va  inches, spread ,r>5 inches and thirty-  eight points. A party of three, of  whom Bell was one, bagged nearly  100 pieces.  An Edison, diamond point gramophone,  prnciicr.lly new, willi 2<S unbreakable records.  Price very reasonable.  Apply P.O. Box 93.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  A total of 40 round voyages to tho  port of Si. .John, New Brunswick,  constituting an increase of six over  last winter's figures, is announced  by the Canadian Pacific in a newly  issued schedule of operations for tlie  winter port. The S.S. Montclare  will be the first liner to leave St.  John afler the close of St. Lawrence  navigation, sailing for Liverpool on  December 7th.  Captain S, Robinson, R.N.R., the  hero of the Japanese disaster, who  commanded the Empress of Australia when that ship was in Yokohama harbor at the time of the  earthquake, has boon fittingly honored by the Canadian Pacific Railway. He is to command the company's steamship, the Empress of  Canada, when the ship leaves New  York, January 30th, on a world  cruise.  (UtAXd'l'" OilDIMl HAS  A  CHRISTMAS Tltiir:  CJTroni lTrssier Vallav Record)  A most filoasant. Sat'iinlay evening  was spent, iv. the Orange Hall on  Saturday evening when the niein-  bei-s' gathered together, to spend their  annual Christmas treat. Nearly a.  hundred   presents  bung ou the tree.  Mr. Vv*. O. Gamble, P. G. M. opened'the proceedings, and was followed by Mr. .J. A. Catherwood, M.L.A.  Cant. Walker of I.bo Mission-Matsrpii  ferry made a splendid Santa Clans.  ���������A  supper   was  provided  after  tlioi  entertainment.  Celery King is the thing  to stimulate the liver, cleanse the  bowels, purify the blood, barnsh  headaches and make you tool the  joy of better health and strength.  Nature's'-own laxative and tonic  roots and herbs in Celery King.  30c and 60c packages. ,  Are You Coyghsng?  Services will be hold in St. Math-  every Sunday night at 7:HO. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  Why not relieve it this very day ?  A few drops of Shiloh banishes that  ticklingin the throat that maddens  .you. A few doses heal up thefore  and inflamed tissues in the throat  and really banish that cough. 30c,  (JOe and $1.20.   All druggists.  jjiu^qiatg-a'-gi^'Mi^^

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