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 ';X"'i',.",i"*i  1  ��������������� i i  Vol. XXVII., No. 14.  PUBLISHED IN B. C. Otir B. C. MADE PAPER.  ���������/bbolsford, B. C, Friday, January 11, 1924:  $1.00 Peh Annum.  Victoria All Agog  With Excitement  VICTORIA, ".Tan. 8.���������This city is  tho political of British Columbia. Locution and chuned ordained that. So,, the average voter  in the Pacific Province must naturally look Io his Capital city ,to ns  corlaln which . way tho political  winds blow.  Tho twonUotli century hits witnessed many niomontous yon is. Comparatively speaking, 1024 may bo expected to eclipse all preceding years  in many ways, and from a puroly political  viewpoint this is I rue.  Before this "Now Year" luis given  ���������way to another, political history in  British Columbia, will have boon  mado and recorded. And. with poll-  tics are often considered apart from  national and provincial development,  tho fact remains that the two are |  one. - |  l't is absolutely essential that at  this stage of British Columbia's  growth a strong, progressive, virile  administration should be in power.  The party, system of    politics has |  beon  the foundation  of Anglo-Saxon ]  Mt. Lehman Poineer  Laid at Rest  -���������1  Another of tho pioneers of Mt.  Lehman In tho porson- of Mr. H,  "White, Ri\ was called away very'sud-  deuly on Wednesday, .Ian. 2. Tho  docbusod; 'who was 74 years of ago,  was a nntlvo of England, coming to  Toronto, Ont., 111,1885 and to British- Colunibla In tho fall or 18,8 9.  who,n ho tools up a homestead in the  heavy timbered land of tho Mt. Lehman district, where the fanilliy have  since resided. The late Mr. White  though hiking no nctlvo part In public, affairs.was an ideal husband and  father and a respected and honored  friend and neighbor, always ready  with a kind word and helping hand  whenever needed which was fully  borno out by the number who attended the interment in the Aberdeen cemetery. Besides the widow,  three sons and two' daughters, Henry  Jr. of Toronto, Thomas of Mt. Lehman, Walter of the Cariboo, Mrs. H.  Tibre and Mrs. Cortell are left to  mourn the loss of a loving'husband  and father; also a brother, Mr. B.  White of Mt. Lehman, and four sisters and two brothers in England  and one sister in South Africa. Rev.  Mr.  Priest of  Abbotsford 'conducted  Committee Reports  To Legislature  national  life.     Just as    Christianity ��������� the gervlce at Lne    houso    aurt   tho  revolutionized the    world,    so    have ; graveside., Tho following were pallbearers..   Messrs.   H.   R.  Phillips,  P.  Coroy, A  Anglo-Saxon principles of Government and justice dominated, the latter being the logical sequel of the  former. The truth of this is forcefully illustrated by the adoption of  those principles by practically all  progressive nations.  Where third parties���������Labor, Progressive, Socialist, Soviet or . Independent���������have sprung into existence, they have invariably material  ized through a temporary disruption  of old-line party practices, which  have caused a demand for reform���������  not of acknowledged party principles  but a reform from the digressions en-  rectly responsible for that disruption. ������������������,,..;,.,-..���������',->.-,*-: .������..-~-*i''���������'~-���������~: -������������������  To-day in British Columbia a third  party has sprung into prominence,  but the elector alone can' decide the  genesis of the movement. If founded upon sincerity it will prevail but  If grounded in selfish ambition or  motivated b,y the , lust of personal  profit the movement must naturally  fail.  Probably before another winter  comes a general election will be  held. The wiseacre names September as the logical month. Meanwhile,  a Royal commission will pass judgment upon the Oliver government  and the Conservative opposition  leader. That white elephant, the  P. G. E. Ry., is the "ace in the hole,-'  and the political prophet, who is  often -not without honor even in his  own country, forsees the complete  vindication of the Oliver administration, as well as the opposition leader, and the consequent downfall of  the aspiring McRae forces.  Statements on the floor of the  Legislature, from members holding  all shades of political opinion, concede the Hon. John Oliver has  headed his government with honesty  and integrity, of purpose. That is  perhaps the principle which will  result in victory for the government  party when the issue is again placed before the electorate.  Calder,    A.    Hawkins, ' G.  Ferguson, C. Christianson.  "  TWO LADY  CANDIDATES  FOR SCHOOL BOARD  For the first time in the history of  elections in Matsqui Municipality,  two women are running for election  as school trustees, viz., Mrs. E. M.  Mutch  and Mrs.  Lait. ������  Up to the present no one has been  nominated to oppose Reeve Merry-  field, and should this continue, there  is no doubt that Mr. Merryfield will  h.^ve the honor of another year in  office. :.-   .-^ -������������������  *���������-- ���������    ��������� --.^���������*-5-.-.    -  xliree contestants are entered for  ���������'.-Tho legislature,' prior to the close  "ontH.ucflsloivrRCQlv&a'-from Dr. K.'C.  MacDonuld the report,, of-tho    select  standing  committee   on  agriculture.  It runa as follows:- ��������� -"    ".,,"'<  This committob held several'' meet-'  lugs  with members  of the Advisory'.  mitteo dealt with a number of res-'  oliitions, which had for their" object  the bringlngs of matters pertaining  to agriculture throughout the province to the attention of the legislature. These resolutions were very  fully .discussed, with the result that  your committee feels - justified in,  recommending the following:  Resolutions from the , Advisory  Board of Farmers' Institutes and  United Farmers of British Columbia.      "���������������������������  1. We recommend, for the consideration of the government, that  the' interest on unpaid taxes do n >z  exceed 8 per cent, per annum,' 'and  Board of Farmers' Institutes and  representatives of the ��������� United, Farmers of British Columbia, members  of ��������� the Beekeeper's Association of  British Columbia and,the" honey Pro- i  ducers' association, representatives  of the Wholesale Produce, Merchants, Poultm" Producers'- Co-operative Exchange and president and  members of the Associated Growers  of British Columbia, as well as a  number of - other persons interested  in agriculture.  During these meetings the coiii-  that arrangements be made to receive taxes to the instalment plan.  ��������� We recommend- that full information be secured and made public  with regard to the rural credit system as it applies to the needs ol  British Columbia.  Big Political  Battle in B. C.  BRADNE'R  HUNTINGDON  On Saturday, December 29, tho  members of ML. Lehman Commun-  VICOHIA, Jan. 4.���������A poliLical ity club presented their three act  battle, the like of which seldom has comedy.r"A Family Affair," to a oa-  .lioon seen in the Province, is now oii.i pacity audience in the Bradner  Ft is not a private.fight, but prom-j school. The play, which was much  ises to be a free for all with broad- enjoyed, was well presented, tho  sides, raking shots, boarding parties various parts being portrayed with  and hand to hand encounters, wi'.h masterly effect. Those taking part  no quarter given or asked. I were Miss L. Owen,' Mrs. S. Harvey,  "For some time past, A. D. McRao'and Messrs. Carr, Harvey, Marsh  and his political associates have and McAskill. A short musical pro-  been levelling charges of wrong-do-, gramme was also given, including  ing and mismanagement against the] a selection by the Mt. Lehman or-  Government, and the Leader of tho, chestra, a song b,y Mr., E. V. Ling,  Opposition, culmination in definite  charges that Hon. W. Sloan and  Mr. W: J. Bowser'had each received  $50,000 from the Pacific Great East-  HUNTINGDON  W. I.  RE-ELECT OFFICERS  ern  Railway Company in   191G.  ' Hon. W. Sloan made a demand on  Premier, Oliver that a Royal Commission be appointed and the request  has boon fully met by Mr. Oliver.  ��������� So fully has it met that the Attorney-General has amended tho Public  Enquiries Act to allow the commission to explore the records and motives of the parties making the  charges, including the origin of Provincial Parly funds, nearly all of  which have been put up by McRae.  The Premier, Attorney-General  Manson and Hon. W. Sloan, in speaking in the Legislature recently outlined some.of the high lights of tho  career of the "unscarred veteran,''  General A. D. McRae, in connection  with such exploits as    Port      Mann .  and a song by Miss Doreeir Jelley.  After the concert'the. orchestra played for dancing and an enjoyable  evening was spent.  HOSPITAL .DONATIONS  The M.-S.-A. Hospital management  acknowledge with thanks the following donations for the month of December:  From the Hospital Bazaar, 7  boxes of apples; 45 jars of fruit; I  boxes of candy; 1 box carrots; 3  gramophone records; L pair child's  slippers; cake and cookies; 1 puin-  kin; 1 Fountain syringe; flann.Vt  and flannelette remnants, sent by the  Simpson Co., of Reglna; Donations  from other friends, cream and holly,  Mrs. Goldsmith (Aklergrovc); ��������� 4  Electroplated platter covers; IT. Fow-  les   (Gifford);   game,  Messrs.  Wells  Tho regular meeting of the Huntingdon Women's Institute met at  the home of Mrs..Symonds on Tues-  "day afternoon with' a splendid attendance.  The officers were    re-elected    for  the coming year, Mrs.    Winson    as  president, and Mrs. Symonds as sec-'''  retary-treasurer.  . It was decided by a large majority  vote that the Huntingdon Women's  Institute and the Huntingdon P.T.A.  amalgamate and the ladies 'of tlio  combined organizations will- entertain their husbands and friends at  a concert and banquet to be held on  February 15th.  The next regular meeting will bo  held at the home of Mrs. G. E. Davis  at Vye Station.  ST.  MATIIHWS   CHUKCTf  HOLDS .VESTRY MEETING  townsite;   the   Saskatchewan   Valley aiul Derraugh; magazines, Mrs. Rog-  .   3. We endorse the attitude of the  government .in .its  cure  cheaper freight%- ratesY'to"  tfio  coast  from  prairie  points  on  grain,  Colonization Company; the Pacific  Whaling Company ana other stock  promotions.  Referring to the charge that he  had a working agreement with Mr:  uo&ser,  Premier  Oliver  said.  ."That statement has absolutely no  foundation in fact, and yet this man  is appealing to the  electors of    this  country with a publication the  first  . .    . .words of which arc    'Let    there    be  endeavors,to se^*^,.<,uecho ,that_.Let. there  be  Waird Three, Matsqui:    J. Mutch for ; and recommend that strong endeav-  re-election, and G. F. - Pratt and  James Huggins as new-comers to  the field.  In Ward One, as yet there is no  opposition to Councillor Gledhill,  and Councillors Bell and Keay are  against standing for election.  In the Sumas Municipality J. F.  Cook who served as reeve in 1922  and 1923, is again in the running  for re-election.  EASTERN   STAR   LODGE  ELECT NEW OFFICERS  REFUND CLAIM IS SUPPORTED  The New Westminster and Lower  Fraser Valley Branch of the Retail  Merchants' Association of Canada  yesterday went on record as supporting the claim which is being  made by automobile dealers throughout Canada for a refund of certain  monoivs paid by them to the Dominion government under the now defunct luxury tax. It is asserted that  a great discrimination was mace  against some automobile dealers  .when the luxury tax on automobiles  was repealed by order-in-couitcil on  December   18,   1920.  According to the resolution passed  yostcrday',' "the facts are that tho  Dominion government collected the  luxury tax on cars that the dealer*  had on hand, and unsold, when tho  tax was imposed, and also collected  the tax on all cars purchased by the  dealers from the time of the imposing of the tax until it was removed;  and after.the dealers had accumulated large stocks of cars on hand, on  which tluw had paid the tax to tho  government; the government repealed the tax by order-in-council, with-  Installation of officers took > place  at the meeting of Abbotsford Electa  Chapter of Eastern Star, held on  Thursday evening, Mrs. R. H. Eby  a Past Matron, acting as installing  officer, assisted by Mrs. B. Maxwell,  of Vancouver, fis Marshall.  Mrs. Webster is the incoming Worthy Matron, and Mr. Roberts as  Patron for the new term.  Mrs. Shore, retiring Matron, was  presented with a beautiful jewel by  Mr. .1. A. McGowan, who, in time,  was also presented with a small  token as Retiring Patron.  TOURIST TRAVEL  CALLED  CANADA'S FOURTH INDUSTRY  Too much emphasis cannot be laid  upon the value to Canada of tourist  travel. In fact The Winnipeg Tribune declares that "the sale of our  scenery  dustny.       ..  __  stand the claim when one remembers !  that the estimated value of this traffic in'Canada last year was $150,-  000,000 and this year something like  $200,000,000. The total number of  automobiles visiting the Dominion in  1922 was nearly a million and will  have been considerably more than a  million hist year.  Canadian are well advised to do-  all they can to cultivate this traffic,  whether by tho provision of better  facilities for reaching the beauty  spots that abound in Hast and West  alike, oi- in other ways. As the Tribune says: "The value of this tremendous augmenting of revenue in  Canada cannot be over-estimated. It  is not drawn from the resources of  the country in which it is spent, or  at least ouly in infinitesimal degree,  and is therefore of 100 per cent, value to the Dominion. Nor does it  mean any diminuation in the capital  stock of the country. For the tourist comes chiefly to admire tho  view."    Tho     main     thing     beyond  ors be put forth to secure a substan  tial  reduction  in rates to the  coast  from the interior points of the province.  4. We recommend that a tax be  placed on. gasoline, with certain ox-  emptions as are named in the proposed  bill.  5. This committee is of the opinion that the most rigid economy  should be exercised in the expenditure of public moneys generally  and in providing public works and  services only  where   absolutely  nec-  f essaryi, and to this end that there  should be a cessation of demands  from organized bodies for expenditure of money upon ��������� measures in  which such bodies may be interested  for the time being.  6. We recommend that intending  settlers be given the fullest information regarding the conditions existing in the province, and that new settlers be established only in districts  where transportation facilities already exist.  7. We recommend that the provisions of the "Sheep Protection  Act" be strictly enforced, with a  view to affording protection to flock-  masters and obviating losses in  flocks through the depredation's of  stray dogs.  8. Your committee has from time  to time received gratifying evidences  of a desire on the part of rural and  urban  residents of the    province to  light'.    Let if   shine    upon    myself  and upon Mr. Bowser and I propose  the following  that it shall" shine  with    equal bril  iance upon (he men who are impugn  ing my motives and my conduct to  day."  Mil. F. -J.  R. WHITCHELO  NAMED  AS DELEGATE  At the regular meeting of the Abbotsford and District Board of  Trade held on Monday evening, routine business was transacted and discussion of interest arose. There was  a small attendance, and it was !*-  cided to adjourn the meeting to tho  evening of January 21st, when a  joint meeting of the Board and the  Men's Club will be held in the Parish Hall, and election of officers of  the Board for the coming year will  take place.  The financial statement given by  the secretary, showed a small credit  at the end of the year.  Mr. F. J. Ft. Whitchelo was named  as delegate to attend a quarterly  meeting of the Associated Boards  of Trade held in New Westminster  on Friday-'.  this country's fourth in-1 pui.cnase British Columbia products  outgiving them one moment's notice j that is to keep him in the counlry  and as the retail prices of all oars as long as possible. Victoria is in-  are fixed by the manufacturers, the | forested in this phase just now as we  dealers were compelled   to    lose the  all are;  amount of the luxury tax as paid in  advance, which collectively amounts  to about $1,000,000.  And it is easy to under- j and regpectfully urge that every effort be made to further this co-operative spirit between distributors and  producers.  9. Your committee recommends  that, in view of the apparent inequitable taxation for school purposes  throughout the province, any survey  on educational subjects which may  lake place will include the subject  of taxation for school purposes.  10. Your committee notes with  pleasure tho gratifying success resulting from the efforts of the department of agriculture in establishing certification of seed potatoes,  ami congratulates the success of their  recent show.  11. Your committee further considered resolutions received from  the Advisory Board of Farmers' Institutes which resolution -had -already  been discussed with the various departments concerned, and strongly  recommends that every effort bo  made to find a solution of the problems concerned. These were regarding the following:; sheep industry';  amendment to "Sheep Protection  Act"; "Water. Act" amendment;  potato extension work; local fair radius;. printing of information r?  rural-credit situation, Asiatic census,  vauce  Mr. A. H. Cowling has gone  Victoria to reside.  to  COL. PECK DECLARES  HUMOR AS ABSURD  VICTORIA,' Jan. 7 ��������� "The report  is absurd and ridiculous." This is  the way in which Colonel C. W.  Peck, V. C, Conservative candidate  for The Islands constituency, do-  scribes the rumor that was put forward at the recent Liberal meeting  in Sydney to the effect that the colonel's friends were putting him forward as leader of the Liberal-Conservative party in succession to Mr.  \V. J. Bowser.  Colonel Peck added that he did  not believe that any of his supporters in Sydney had ever said anything  of the nature attributed to them.  ers; magazines, Mrs. Brydges;  papers and magazines. Mr. J. Dow-  nie; cream,' Mrs. T. Jackson; turkey,  Abbotsford L. M. ancl'D. Co.; $5 for  gramophone records, Miss O. Wilson (San Francisco): Mrs. Moret,  and family, the following nursery  supplies, 2 baby pillows, 4 baby pillow cases; 2 vests, 2 dresses and ���������',  barracoats.  The sum of $9.80 was collected  by Mtas xVnnio Moret, to^ be used rl.o  purchase nursery supplies;- to 'which  contributed: Mrs. .1  Doutaz, 25������: Albert Moret, 25<t; D.  Hillhouse, 50<l; Mrs. J. Moret, fiO<1;  Mrs. G. Heller, $1.00; Mr. T. Walters, 3 Op; Miss A. Moret, 2 sic;  Anon, i3 0t!; N. C. B., 50(5; G. D. S.,  SO (J; H. P. Knolls, fiO*1; A. M.  King, 50(5; T. A. Firlotte, $1.00; Mr.  L Wilson, 50������; Mrs. P. Gouranci.  ."iOp;   Henry Triadore,  25^.  Rev. W. Robertson "and Mr. A. Mc-  Callum attended a meeting of th-.1  Presbytery held in the First Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, on  Tuesday.  > The annual Vestry Meeting of St..  Mathews Church was held on    Wednesday evening, with a large attendance.  One  encouraging   feature  of     Unreport was the I'aoL    that the apportionment, to the    diocese    has    been  paid  in  full, a matter of $14(i.O0.  .Veny favorable reports were given  from ^ho various organizations .of  the church,.and the following officers  were elected for the year: People's  Warden, R. A. Barrett; Rector's  Warden, II. |<\/Thorn; delegates to  the Senate, Mr. "G. F. West and Mr.  .11. F. Thorn; Secretary-treasurer, <S.  F. Thorn; Sidesmen,. Mossrs. G. F.  Pratt, N. Hill, A. M. King .and P.  Atkins; Assistant Sidomon,, Messrs.  D. Lovedar, F. G. Sharp, O. \V. Benedict, F. C. P.ereslord, II. ,T. Peters,  A. H.^Horn, I-:;- R. Drown and L. N.  Ambrose.  LADIES WILL' HE'irOSTESSES  TO     MEN'S     CURS  A pleasant evening was spent at  the Men's Club on Monday. Next  Monday evening, the ladies who wore  entertained by the gentlemen of tho  Club last Reason, will bo Lhe hostesses to the gentlemen, and the evening  will take the form of a social and  dance.  The programme will bo entirely  under the management of the ladies.  Every man is at his best when he  adds enthusiasm to whatever lie hon-  2Stty   believes.  15. C. WILL  PRODUCE  OWN  PIG  IRON  I'  VICTORIA, Jan. 4.���������That British  Columbia will become at no distant  date a producer of Pig iron is the  opinion of Hon. Win, Sloan, Minister of Minos, and to further this  ond the Minister secured the sanction of the Legislature to expend $2,-  000,000. in five years in bounties on  the production of pig iron in British  Columbia from British Columbia  ores.    ,  It will be remembered that the  Legislature passed a resolution asking the Federal Government to take  similiar action.  Government engineers state that a  furnace has been designed capable  of producting from magnetite ores  a sponge-ir.on readily convertible  into Pig-iron at a cost below local  market quotations.  JANUARY  Commencing MONDAY. .IAN. 7  and continuing lo   end of stocktaking.  Tremendous reduclions   in all  ines ��������� Overcoats,    iMackihaws,  Suits of Clothes, Hals and Caps,  etc.  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY" THE ABBOTSFOEB POST  -.-���������*-?-������. '���������  Freckles and His friends���������  T  That's Why He Kicked Him  7Jws Tu'-.u-rr  "HUE I  P\iFD_  PLAY UH'M      T  "V        VOU  J  ���������^. *&>*������**  ���������������������������L������~r   '������������������   ���������      *       ��������� '-'Styx:'/*  t, /���������������������������, ^-^*      for  ^^J  Ifeg^  <&4>U1  V<.<&  TH'E ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Member of 1$. C and Yukon Weekly Newspaper Assn.  FRIDAY,  JANUARY  11,   1924  It looks as though the municipal elections would be hotly contested in many  parts of the Fraser Valley, which is of course  a healty sign for the future of each one of.  these districts. Each year a candidate cor  municipal council or reeve has to come beforo  the people for the purpose of giving an account of his . stewardship for the past  year and if he has not done all that the elec-'  tor" thinks he should have done some one  else is put in his place, or if he wins on a tight  run it is likely ��������� he will watch his P's and Q's  much better for   the coming year.  Governing a municipality nowadays hi  not as hard a business as it was some years  ago. There is more money to spend on our  roads and bridges. It has always been the  cry that there was not enough money to  carry out the requirements in the developing of the Fraser Valley municipalities. Since  each municipality gets quite a donation at  the end of each six months municipal matters  should run much more smoothly.  ,It used to be the cry that no municipality  in tiie Fraser Valley was large enough and tr  tax the ratepayers for the necessary money  to build all the new roads and sideroads required, as well as to purchase right-of-  way, would be to put the farmers .out -���������? -  business. The liquor money, the pari-mu-  tuel and the motor licence donations, giving a  'municipality such large sums���������almost equal  to the whole revenue from , taxation a few  years ago,���������should go a long way towards  putting the roads in shape so that the farmer  on the back road will no longer have to lr>  so much pleading for a few dollars to enable  him to reach the main roads.  Old-timers���������the pioneers���������in the Fraser  Valley should soon see many big changes���������  even greater than they ever expected.  ' During the idle moments of some of  our citizens these clays there is no doubt  that many are wandering when the next election wili take place and greater wonder  still who the next premier of the province  will be. V/ho will it be? . The Liberal will  say that it is to be John Oliver. The Conservative will want Bowser; and the followers of the new party will want McRae. Who  will carry   away the honors?  There are many people throughout the  province who have flocked to the side of  the new provincial party, believing that in  so doing they were to have purity in politics., turn out the professional politician  and have new, clean, men. making laws for  the province. If we are to take in all that  was said in the legislature at Victoria during  the last few days of the session, or even only  a part of it, we might come to the conclusion that the purists were already in power.  If we cut the accusations in half we might  still think that men who had not yet sat  in the provincial legislature were a mighty  lot worse than those already there how.  Where there has been so much smoke there  must be something doing.  It is our candid opinion that had the provincial parly went along organizing, left out  the Searchlight charges, and when the time  came for an election still continued sane  criticism of those in power, that the provincial party would have had full control at Victoria. ��������� But when it comes to smearing "mud"  or what looks like it over so many of the prom  inent politicians on.both sides it does not ,  look like a healthy victory to us for the new  party.  Premier Oliver's,, chances of winning1  when he goes to the country next are very  much better than they were six months ago.  He has the whip, hand to a certain extent i-i  the coming commission and is not the politician we have always considered him if lie  sits meekly by. and allows himself to bo  condemned to a possibility of 14 years in penitentiary. We don't think there are any lawyers in the province of British Columbia or  even the Dominion who can convict Premier  Oliver and Hon. W. Sloan of the charges laid  against them. In the first place we all would  hesitate to think that they were really  guilty. There are a large number in the province who absolutely disagree with the policy  of the present Liberal parly,of this province  and their only ambition is to . see the other  fellow in power without sending any Liberals  to jail. We never read of a Liberal who  wanted to give up his liberty in that way.  Most Conservatives would be quite content if  Premier Oliver were relegated to the quietude of the Delta after the next election.  Well, you say, wc'nmst have some one  at-the head of affairs in this province. WdI  it be the Conservatives? Here the leader appears to be the stumbling block���������so many  people, "do not like Mowscr". Why? No  man in British Columbia politics heretofore  has stood more abuse politically than has Mr.  Bowser, yet he is still in the ring, bright as a  new dollar bill, and very much alive find able  to take care of himself. ' Still in politics when  some of those, who years ago condemned him  have passed entirely out of public life. Li' the  people think it is time for a change, and many  do, the province would be in safe hands under a government with his leadership; that is,  of course, if he does not have to go to penitentiary for 14 years. ,  In the shuffle it will be hard to tell who will  be- at the head-of affairs after the next election. We used to, think that Premier Oliver  wa;s not up to his job that he did not spring-  on an election last summer before the new  party became thoroughly organized, but time  appears to be telling its own tale���������at least.- it  is giving us something lively before the election, and Oliver's chances of being elected a-  gain as premier after the next election look  much better right now than they did six  months ago.  The next most exciting thing in provincial  politics to"the McRae inquiry is the trouble so  many find in chosing a leader for the Conservative parly. First it was a Victorian, then  it was Vancouver's representative at Ottawa  and now it is Cy Peck, V. C. Why should all  or many Liberals be so anxious for the Conservatives to have another leader than Mr.  Bowser? The reason is plain to .see. No man  in politics on the opposite side to Mr. Bowser  has the grip of political affairs as he has, a:id  with a view of eliminating the party fro11  all chances of gaining power in the province  until another leader with equal ability can !:���������:  secured.  In an address by Rev. A. 11. Moore, M. A., delivered during a course in journalism held at the  University of Toronto, on "Tho Mission of the Weekly Newspaper," this significant paragraph was given.  "The metropolitan daily gives its readers a picture  of world news at a glance. I heard Premier Mac-  Kenzie King say one day that the daily newspaper  is designed to give to the hurried man of affairs a  glance a world events as an interlude between  courses at the breakfast table, and is then cast a-  side as he rushes out to his daily duties. Not so the  weekly. It is a visitor to the homo. It is kept until  time for leisure reading is found, rt goes into the  homes where it is read from first to Iasi. It comes  into intimate contact, with the people and can therefore deal far more intimately with personal and  community affairs. Because ho realizes this and  appreciates the importance of small incidents as  well as great events, the editor of the weekly  paper is not impatient of these details, personal  items and local news of every description and character. He knows that, somewhere ho is cheering some  heart that fools its loneliness and isolation, that  he is enabling some neighborhood to express its  corporate life, to realize its existence and to feel that  it, too, is an intergral part of the groat world of  affairs."  Sixteen members of the British House of Commons arc ex-convicts. In every case, of course, on  account of what they insist has been a political offence. Some of those for example have become  involved in trouble for refusing to pay that portion  of the local taxes which tlioy have deemed represented the amount, expended in sectarian education. At  least three members of the House ���������'have been in  trouble through, their conscientious objection to performing military service and have boon deprived of  tho domestic vote although eligible for election to  parliament. One caustic critic suggests that a more  interesting scene than these men at dinner would be  a gathering of commoners who ought to be in prison.  Hoax: "Do you believe t!...i ���������thirteen is an unlucky number?'  Joax:' "Well, all the people who lived in tho  thirteenth century are dead."  Judge���������What name?  Prisoner���������Smith.  Judge���������Occupation?  Prisoner���������Locksmith.  Judge���������Lock     Smith   up.���������Philadelphia     Bulle-  ���������By Blosser.  ���������v^l^HIBBI)  /,'- ��������� ��������� o ' v" '* 'Mk i" *?���������' < Wy  ^ - \��������� fc*$m���������-���������  THE ADVANTAGES  OF  HEEKEEHNfJ  Bees can be kept in town or country, by young or old, rich or poor.  For ono entering the businos.'i on o  large scale with more than one  apiary, (he country, of course, is necessary where larger sources of nectar are available. A few colonies  can, however, bo kopt on a small  town lot or even on tho roof of u  house for the boos will fly to a distance of two or three miles tor nee.  tar. Bees can be kept in situations  which arc useless for any other enterprise.  There is scarcely a spot in Canada  where a few colonics of bees cannot  be kept profitably. An abundance  of nectar secreting flowers with a  high average, of favorable weather  for tho secretion and gathering of  nectar makes Canada an excellent  country   for  beekeeping.  Almost anyone can keep boas," am'  without investing in land or expensive equipment a man or woman w'io  has the aptitude can ,learn to .produce an article of food that is unsurpassed for quality and which' will  keep in good marketable condition  even from year to year. It is' difficult to state the amount of honey  that will be obtained from an apiary,  as this will vary in different locations and seasons. Most localities,  however,-will lie covered if it is put  at from 50 to l"iO pounds per colon*1  in an average season. With proper)  management one or two colonies  will yield enough lioney for the average family.  Beekeeping affords a pleasant outdoor occupation during the best season of the year. As a hobby for or-  fice men it. provides a profitable  and interesting recreation. For teachers and students it offers an "��������� occupation for the summer vacation, which  is ^ educational and remunerative  Many students have paid their w-\y  through college by keeping bees dur  ing the summer. Many are finding  it a profitable auxiliary to other  lines of work. As an exclusive business, ..mano" find it worth while.  Beekeeping not only gives one i  crop of honey ami a little wax, bur.  fruit and flowers are also benefitted by having bees in the vicinity  of their orchards and fields. Larger  crops of fruit and seed are obtained  by cross pollination 'of the blossom3,  and honey bees are important agents  The Joy of Hearing a Voice  When you are travelling, evening brings lonesome  hours. You would be glad if it 'were ��������� possible to' pack  your grip and find yourself instantly at home or among  your friends. You cannot make lliis quick visit, but at  the nearest telephone "Long Distance" will send your  voice back where you want to be. "When you hear the  voice, you foci its presence. '��������� The voice is the person.  That's why nothing can take tho'place of the telephone  as a medium of communication. You i'eol you are with  the person to whom you are talking.  British Columbia Telephone Company  ��������� Chiropraciic Adjustments remove the cause of  disease.  Releasing : '.c right combination of nerves is the  secret of successful chironraclic.  a Jk. ' ���������  Chiropractor        PALMER GRADUATE       3 its. Courso  HAHOITT   BLOCK  MISSION   C1TV  HOURS: 'i 0 a. m. to 12, and C:30 to S p. m.,'Monday, Wednesday  .and Friday.    Saturday, 7 to S p. m.  '  "Will be there every day, except Sunday, when ferry runs again  COXDEMXEI)  CHIXKSK  SHOT,  HUT SURVIVES  in this work.  Note.  -Experimental    Farms  LAVINO AVERAGE   IMPROVES  The most striking fea'ure of the  Third Egg Laying Contest at the  Agassi/. Experimental Farm is the|  average production per bird of 199.-  85 eggs as contrasted with 180, the(  bird average for the two previous  contests. Another marked feature is  the difference between the. line-up  of birds in tho first contest as compared  with that in   1922-23.  In 1920-21, nine breeds were represented comprising 26 pens of 10  birds each. Again,in 1921-22, the  same number of breeds was represented with 29 pens, while the contest just completed carried six  breeds only and numbered 36 pens.  The progress of reduction of breeds  has been the result of self-elimination. In an egg laying contest the  individual must be a layer of high  order. High prcducting females are  generall;/ less numerous in- the general purpose breeds than in the purely egg-producing types. The breeds  that have withdrawn are of the general-purpose class and their places  have been largely filled by the S'ngle  Comb White Leghorn which is the  generally predominating breed of  British   Columbia.  As Is evidenced however by tho  results of the last two contests, won  in each case by a Barred Rock pen,  excellent, layers can be developed in  a general purpose as well as in a  specialized egg-laying breed. The  highest bird in each of these contests respectively, while the highest  bird in the first, contest a Whiro  Leghorn, had but 28!! to her credit.  This last >year was one in tho leading  pen for that year which had an average of 22���������! eggs. The highest Barred  Rock in the pen that won the 192]-  22 contest made a record of 297  eggs with a pen average of 260. The  highest bird in the Barred Rock pen  that won the contest just completed,  layed 284 eggs with a pen average  of 238. These figures show that the  strain within the breed is an important factor in poultry, breeding that  s'hould not be lost sight of.  The experimental . farm authorities are hoping that' breed, competition should not be further curtailed in the Agassiz contest as general  purpose birds are just as necessary  to farmers as the most specialized  egg type.���������K. MacUean, Assistant to  Superintendent, Experimental Farm,  Agassiz, B, C.  Few doctors in Canada have ever  attended a condemned prisoner  whose execution fell slightly sh.oit  of being successful, but Dr. T. if.  Williams, formerly of Winnipeg, now  of the Canadian Methodist Hospital  Chungchow, West China, tells :"i  tjood   one.  "We have had quite a few -wounded cases, and one of the latest w:is  a man who was ordered to be executed and was shot, at close range. The  bullet entered the back of his ne'.'k  and came out below the angle of his  mouth  on the    right    side.       When  darkness came and he was not dead,  his friends brought him to me, saying he had paid the penalty and now  they wished me to heal him up. We  operated and he made a good recovery. Men are so often wrongly condemned, very often the judge  is infinitely more of a rascal - than  the prisoner ��������� so we don't make  any, inquiries us to why or how a  man is injured by a gunshot! A few  days after he was brought in, thn  officer who condemned him came in  to see a. friend of his in the same  ward. The condemned. man was  warned and escaped detection by  pulling the bedclothes over his  head.-'  Never Too Late!  e������&fi&  A  '.V  fmi  in  *   * ������  E- .    ..  ���������M  asp  m  >z  P^WHIIISIS  im>  VI'*!   1  J&tfpl  ^������  ������  *m  i  Mrs. Henry Chii)1 Wright of Austin. Tex., is 80 years old and has  always wanted to go on the concert stage. Now for the first time'sho  had her ambition realized when she made her appearance in New  York on Dec. 15.  ������������������������������������-/���������-to?:;-  ;.i:i'������  ���������'���������;���������'������������������ fjp."  '''I  ft1;1  '*;  U  it  '"'ii  m  31  I  8  he-  8  i  U  $  I  I  m  m  ���������m  m ���������  SIM  m  #&$  $i  ������������������.;UV.T3  \m  -*&  <fe's  j*i|$  il  'J  s 41 ,  ���������>  ,,"v  ti1.  Ml  I)  1  Si  ������  it  11  m  ':'**-  *"?Ar*  ���������*������  $  f  TfiEAKBOTSFOKD POS7  rn  PHONE--  A. R: GOSLING  \ <'���������  AVI I EN J'OU WANT  House and  Sign Pa in ling  aud  General  House Repairs  Phone 8'1X - 1*. <0". Bok 31  ABBOTSFOKD, B. G.  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C.Land S i   rveyor and  Civil Engineer  Aooni  0   n������rt  Block.  ChUllwaok  Dox   4BS. CIIILLiWACK  Yarwood&Durrant  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OPEN    ISVJGRV   FDIDAV  ABHOTSEORD,   H.   O.  -TttljgT^SS  "IIUMRV'S  MISSION  AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  LIVE STOGK a Specials  P. 0. Bo:-: 94  Alex. S.Duncan  Barrister'    Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phone 8001  I'. O. Box 69  "Humpy," said Mrs. Skinner' tlv  oilier morning to her oldest and  only'son, "I wish'you were like other boys."  "What's the matter ��������� with mo? '  was nsked.  "You i're not whal is called a  responsible   boy."  "Huh! 1 would like Io see the,hoy  who is more responsible than j.  am?"  "Hut when you go on 'errands r  can never tell when you'll get back:  or what will happen to you."  "If things happen it's because 1  was born for a cowboy and you won't  buy me a lasso or a gun. What d)  you want done?  "There's that stepladder ������your  father borrowed off the German gror  cer on Blin street two weeks iifco  nnd promised to return 'next day. If  you were a responsible boy I'd have  you take it home this morning and  when you got back you'd find a nice,  hot ginger cake waiting for you."  "Mother,'dear, got that cake in the  oven at once.    Your son will be back  here inside or twenty minutes."  ���������   "And you won't do no fooling    on"  I lie wuyt?"  "I will walk as straight as u  preacher,"  Thnt stepladder was ten feet  long. The German grocer, who was  five feet high, made uso of it to reach  a heigh of fifteon feet and thus see  what customers en lured tho store of  his rival a block away. Humpy  started out. with It on his shoulder,  .but ho hadn't gone half a block  iwhonn' woman stopped him to say ���������  "Young man. what aro you switch  ing an old stepladder around on the  street   that   way, for?    You     didn't  nilas my nose by inoro than an inch.  "I've got to curry it, haven't I?"  asked   the   boy.  "No, you haven't. A stepladder is  meant to be dragged along instead  of carried. Your mother must be a  very silly woman if she told you to  carry it. If you had broken my  nose you'd1 have gone to prison for  life."  Humpy put down the ladder an I  looked at it for a minute and then  saw that the woman with a nose was  J. 0. JONES  Funerai Director  AGENT   FOR   BTEAD8TONE8  Phone Connection. Mission GUy  rjiraniiTTTT^T7^^]  skinned  elbow,  "and so   I'll  lot   him  go this time.    He musfdo different,  however.    He must carry that ladder |  under his arm.      Boy, do you hear  me?"  Humpy  board     and    agreed     and'  ���������walked   off  with   his   burden.   Who.i I  a   boy  attempts   to  carry  a   ten   foot  ��������� lopl'iddei1 under his arm, it's going  to stick out  at least four feet ahead i  of him and the same distance behlnd,l  It isn't going to balance, but one end  will tip ' up    and    then    the   other.  Humpy made slow    headway for    a  block, and then the wind turned him  and 'his    burden    half-way    around  just in time to collide with a  little  woman on  her      way,to a ten cent  store to see if pianos were.included  in the stock.    She staggare'i against  a fence and went down on'her knee>.\  while the boy fell   'against a    shade  tree, and she was the first to recover  and sweetly say:  ' You blundering young idiot, but  If I wasn't a born lady with a still'  kness I'd boot y.ou clear across tho  Gowanus canal. What do you mean  by such conduct?"  ' "N-nolhing,   nia'm."  "Don't n-nothing, ma'am me, you  unhung young villain! Afrer dislc-  lating m,}1' shoulder and breaking  two or my ribs you don't mean .  nothing! Oh, If I hadn't been born  a lady I'd twist your fool neck , for  you! Whore you going with 'that,  man killing thing? ���������       .���������, ���������      '���������  "Just down hero a ways," repliod  Humpy. '  "Then you put it on your shoulder. You must have an ioditic mother to send you on the street with a  stepladder like that. Why didn't she  hire a. flatcar?  Go on with you!"  Hump shouldore'i the ladder und  moved on. More of it struck out before and behind. It turned this way  and that. Tho -ends swayed up and  down. Bump! This time it was a  policeman. He was standing on a.  fixed post���������that 'is, it was so fixed  that he had a saloon on one si<ie, a |  poolroom on the other, and right in , ||  front was the house of the widow ha  was courting with a view to marriage. He couldn't have been fixed  better. His back was toward  Humpy and his face toward the widow's,  with  tho saloon  in  the corner  b  0B1NSON CRUSOE was the Original Optimist. Times looked  bad for Robinson���������couldn't���������have looked much worse. But he  didn't say, "What's the Use"; didn't lie down, whimper, kick, and  "growl at destiny. No,,Crusee used his HEAD; he THOUGHT-  then he thought some more���������real serious line of thinking.'  do was the puzzle Crusoe was solving. Finally it came  flash���������"I have it," said Robinson���������"I'LL ADVERTISE!"  Just what tc  to   him in a  A thousand miles from nowhere���������a possible buyer coming within  reading distance of his ad every few years���������that was Robinson's outlook. It was hard times,���������business depression, a ��������� stringent money  market,���������also what Sherman said about war.  But. Crusoe,.as before mentioned, was an Optimist, also a believer  in persistent advertising. ' ���������������������������     . ' <-  He wanted a ship���������how would he get it? Answer���������"Advertise!"  And he did���������flung a shirt from, the top of a pole.  The first advertisement brought no returns.  But Crusoe wasn't discouraged. He changed the "copy"���������put up another shirt. Yes, times were hard���������awful hard; but Crusoe won out���������  he got his ship���������and he did it by PERSISTENT ADVERTISING.  Crusoe was the original Optimist.  right.       Like  every      other  boyi in of his right eye, when the stepladder  America, he had a bit of rope in his hit him  and  shoved  him   against  a  pocket, and in a few seconds he   had -lamppost -and skinned his nose,  attached it and was galloping along-i     "Now,,by the side whiskers of  within  ten  feet of  the    stepladder, I grandfather, but I've got you!"  the latter wabbling behind him.    He  must  gallop   instead  of walk.       He  couldn't turn the corner slowly and  sedately,  with, a look  ahead  to  see  who might be coming, but he must  utter  a  whoop,    increase his  speed  and go around with a whew.  There  was ice on the sidewalk, and    a. fat  0f the transom. Sneaky Dick, 1 know  man  was  gingerly picking his  way  Bov' and ladder struck him, and with  my  he  shouted as he turned and seized him  by, the coat collar    and    shook    him  and the ladder all around.  "I was just carrying this home!"  howled the boy.  "Yes, I see; just on your way . to  rob some bank by getting in ������y way  an "Oh, my "soul!" he went down. He  struck the stepladder and rolled off  on Humpy, "and the two were yelling  and struggling, when a man came our.  of a nearby bakery, and took a hand.  "I see how it was," he said as .*  gave Humpy a cuff on the ear. "This  fool of a boy was running with his  head down and plumped into you,  Mr. Smithers."        '" '  "Yes,    he   meant   to      kill   me!  shouted the fat man, who had got a  heavy jolt.  "No; I didn't," replied Humpy. 1  was just carrying home this step-  ladder." '  "Carrying? You mean you were  dragging it. Whoever heard of a  hoy dragging an old stepladder a  hundred feet long on the street? By  George, but you have got saw.dust  in your head! Mr. Smithers, if you  want to prefer a charge of attempted  murder against him I'll hold him and  yell for the police."  "He may be a fatherless lad,' replied the fat man    as    he rubbed    a  Skinner, ",ir,  you."  "My name is Hump  and I live"���������  '"Sneaky Dick, I've ma^e the capture of my- life. I shall be made a  sergeant for this. Drop that thrashing machine and come along with  me, and if you try to'make a run  for. it I'll fill you with ten pounds of  lead.".,  ..."But I'm only .carrying this step-'  ladder to the German -grocer's. He  knows me and my father."  "Then come on down there, but if  you think to fool me then look out."  The ladder was leaned up against  the lamppost and the two set off.  Arriving at the grocery, the proprietor nodded his head and answered  the officer, "Yah, dot poy vhas named Skinner, und he don't rob no  banks."  "Make sure, grocer. This is a  very serious case."  "Then he can go, but let this be a  warning to him not to look so much  like Sneaky  Dick." '  ���������' "But where vlias dot stepladder?",  asked the grocer.  Humpy ran to get it, but it had  disappeared, and a little girl explained.  "Please, young sir, but a tramp  carried it off. He said he wanted to  step up in the world and that if you  came back to tell you to always carry  a stepladder jn your vest pocket."  BROTHERS GOOD SHOTS  AGASSI'/;.,  Jan.  4.���������The  members  of the Agassiz Rifle Range Association dosed  the year with a successful  turkey  shoot  on   Monday.  There  were seventeen  birds at stake    aim  I they   were   well   distributed     among  the competitors at the close of ���������   the  j competition.       Harry    Wilson     was  | "high man"  for the .year with      an  average of 89.    He was closely followed  by   his     brothers,    Len     ami  Bert, for second and      third  places.  The association' had a membership of  o'2 .during ihe past season.  The fact that a farmer, Ezra Os-  terhout, of Murray township, Ont.,  left $15,000 to Methodism, recently  attracted note in the press and was  sent on the telegragh wires through  out Ontario. Leaving an estate valued at over $80,000, the testator  gave amounts up to $5,000 each to  relatives, and legacies of $5,000 in  cash to each of the following. Methodist   Missionary   Society,   Methodist  Educational   Society  and     Methodist; 815   annual   members  Superannuation  Fund.    Three brothers, two of them ministers living ju  Vancouver, are the executors. . NiSht owls Set "P witn  birds.  Canadian Women  Serving Abroad  Raising $427,200 in the year,  the Methodist W.M.S. supports 12:1  Canadian missionaries now in the  field at home and abroad, according  to the Annual Report which is being  issued to nearly 1,600 Auxiliaries in  local churches through the Dominion. .- (-  Thirt|y-nine Canadian workers in  China are assisted by fifty-five  Chinese teachers and eloven Mible  women. In Japan aro thirty-five  Canadian women and 120 Japanese  teachers, supported by the society.  In Japan forty-seven factories are  open to the workers- who are leaders in demanding proper sanitary  and moral safeguards for the many  thousands of girl operatives.  In China during the year one girl  has volunteered to go out as missionary to the tribes on the Tibetan  border.  "Our supreme opportuniliy is in  the homeland and is being courageously met by an heroic band of forty-  nine missionaries in forty-two  centres among Orientals, Indians,  Austrians and may other races,"  writes the president, Mrs. M. M. C.  Lavell, of Kingston, Ont., in  a fore-  Here aiidTfi  ere  Exports in Canada's inier-Empiro  trade last month exceeded imports  by over. $12,000,000. Against imports from 26 countries belonging"  to the "British Empire, amounting  to ������15,713,000, Canada exported  ggdds   amounting   to   $27,888,000.  Noel Victor Fearnohough, aged  seven weeks, son of a farmer oE  Morrin, Alberta, the youngest child  pn record to travel alone, left  pool, England, in charge of officials  of the Canadian Pacific Railway  and Steamship Lines throughout  the trip.  An experiment in shipping Canadian peaches to England has  proven .successful. The peaches  .were packed in small boxes and  placed in cold storage, reaching:  London in fine condition. There is  likelihood of an increased demand  for   Canadian   peaches.  Representative of the best sheep  and swine blood of Great Britain,  33 animals imported from the Old  Country arrived in JRegina, Saskatchewan, recently. There were 19  sheep and 1G hogs in the shipment.  The   animals   were   bought   by   the  O HAPSBURG;  AND  PLAYS SOLDIER  word to the forthcoming Report.  Organized in 1881, the society has1 government for farmers in the pro-  now   13,861   life   members   and   48,-   vince.  Canada's highest lookout station  has been completed and will bo  the early ready for use next year. It is sit-  .uated on Mount Cartier, near Rovel-  istoke, British Columbia, and is S,G2.7  jfeet above sea-level. It will be used  for the detection of forest fires and  for meteorological and other observances.  AWAITS ANOTHER WAR  BY MILTON BKONNER  PARIS, Dee. 2D.���������"I am a king," says a little boy named Otto  ���������and he means it.  "This .is a crown," he says, as he puts a gilded bauble on  his head���������and he Relieves it.  "This is my royal sword," he says as he plays with a toy  p.jijre���������aiKi he l'ully intends to use it.  And as a result of this-little boy^s declaration, Europe-  still staggering from the World War���������may once more wit  in the next ten years be drencheed in blood, and brave men  hy hundreds of thousands may be doomed to early graven  Other little Ottos and other lit-     and   to   Jugo-Slavit.   A   big  t lo boys by other names play at  being king in this old world, but  it is only child's play with no ot i-  er ploting behind it. But this llt-  r!0 t^n-vnar-old boy lrippcs to '">  Otto Ilapsburg anil he is spurred  on in his dream by his ambition  mother and by two separate it,  t.ri<niing cliques of elder statesmen, generals, nobles and clerg/.,  For this little Otto is the eldest  son of the late Ex-Emporor  Charles of the r.: " ���������  garian Empire and of the Ex-  Empress Zita.  He lives in a humble house, but  ho  dreams   of  palaces.  Ho has only two pairs of pants  ���������his  "Sunday  best"  and  his ev  eryday  ones���������but  he dreams    of  royal ermine and scarlet.  Died in Exile  Oct the background: when the  World War was over Charles of  Ilapsburg,. h's wife and his 11,-  tle ones were exiles living in  Switzerland. His one-time empire  had been carved into pieces. Austria was one little state-���������>a re-,  public. Hungary was another lit  tie state, under the dictator Admiral Horthy. Slices ..of territory  were given to Itoumania, to Italy  hunk  was erected into the now republic  of Czecho-Slovakia.  Goaded on by his restiess, ambitious wife, Charles made two  abortive attempts to regain the  throne of Hungary. Tlu,- last  time he was packed off to Madeira where he died In exile. His  last "putsch" nearly started a new  war. The great powers announced that they would not allow a  Hapsburg to sit on the Hungarian  throne. The Little Entente-  Rumania, Jugoslavia and Czechoslovakia���������prepared to mobilize  their armies and invade Hungary.  After the death of Charles, Zita  was allowed to return to the continent, the king of Spain granting  her domicile in his country. Remember that the kings of Spain  ���������have,Hapsburg ��������� blood in their  veins. It is the-origin of the, famous pouting, protruding lip all  Spanish kings have-���������the Hapsburg lip.  Fifty  wealthy Spanish~Basqu,3i v  bought for Zita a    simple    litMe W  house  at  Lequeilio,  near  the  fu-   2&  mous    watering place of San S"- (/^  bastion.    Here she lives in genteel  semi-poverty and here young Otto Is being reared as kings' sonsEX-EMPRESS ZITA AND HER SON OTTO, HOPE OF HAPSBURGS.  are. He is being taught the fine  manners* of royal courts, tli^ir  etiquette, their regard for precedence. He is being educated so  that Hungarian and German,  French and English are all easy  for his tongue.  Clover Mother  And in the meantime his clever mother is busily engaged in  placing off the Hungarian Legitimists against the Austrian Royalists. Not long ago the news  filtered in to Hungary that the,  Austrian Royalists had the inside  track at little Otto's "court".-  They were stressing the German  language and the Austrian political ideals. Thanks to their machinations many of the Hapsburgs  had gone to I.equeitio to swear allegiance  to   "King  Otto".  As a result Count Andrassy  and other Hungarian Legitimists  hastened to the little town. Count  Apponyii, at present lecturing in  tho United States, is also expected to take a- hand. They want  to place a Hungarian noble in  charge of Otto's education.. They  want him trained especially in  Hungarian language, literature,  legends and political history. They  believe that some day if the  Serbs and Bulgars clash or if  Poland and Bolshevik Russia gee  into war, the time will be favorable to put Otto on the Hungarian throne and later annex Austria.  They believe .they can get away  with it if they present the great  powers with what is called a "fait  accompli���������a thing that has been  accomplished. The Turks did it.  The Hungarians dream of the day  they  will  also.  The Canadian Mcintosh red apple is the champion dessert apple in  the British Empire, so judges at tho  ���������Imperial Fruit Show, which opnn������l  ���������in Manchester recently, adjudged.  .They also decided that Cox orange  pippins,, from British Columbia, on  the whole, are the best of the sixteen exhibits from overseas, and  winners, therefore, of the "Daily-  Mail's" fifty-guinea cup.  What is declared to be a world's  record for the transportation - oil  grain has just been achieved by tho  Canadian' Pacific Railway. In one  period of 24 hours there were moved  from Winnipeg for the head of l-he  lakes 1,77C loaded cars. The best  previous record, also held by the  Canadian Pacific Railway, wa3  1 579 cars, moved east on October  25th,  1921.  One thousand young buffalo will  be taken- from the Dominion park  at Wainwright, Alberta, and turned  loose in the north in the region in  which wood buffalo aie found,  Hon. Charles Stewart, Minister of  the Interior, announces. This will  prevent the slaughter of tlic.^e animals made necessary by the increasing size of the Wainwright.  herd.  A dispatch from London say a  that the gold medal of the British  Dairy Farmers' Association has  been awarded to the Government of  Ontario for its collection of dairyi  produce', including bacon, dead poultry and eggs, at the Dairy Show  held there recently. First prize in  the colonial farming section, namely  the silver medal was won by the Ontario Beekeepers' Association oi  Guelph, and the bronze medal was  aw.arded to H. Leclere, of Mont-  magny, Quebec.  FRASrcn   VALLKY  TO  MKNT-  AT  noAStns  WKSTMIXSTER  ��������� The annual meeting of the Fraser  Valley Associated boards of trade is  to meet at New Westminster in, the  city hall on Friday afternoon, Jan.  11. Permission has been granted  for the use of the city council chamber in answer to an application hy  Secretary N, F.  Kendall, Cloverdaie.  ummBjumuwijuu^l awillMI THE ABBOTSFORD POST  '  Our Excellent Service  is appreciated by our Customers.  We have   always   the   choicest   of   roasts   01.  the market, and,treat you right.  S. F. WHITE  B.   C.   Phone   41.  Farmers' Phono 1909  Abbotsford, B.C.  If you are preparing   Pigs so   that they   will make  Pig Feed to do it properly  the best of Pork   when   killed, you   need   some   of our  Straw,  a ton     : HI15.00  which pigs must have to be healthy and thrive  The annual mooting of tho Abbotsford and District Bony Growers'  Association will be hold in the Bank  of Moutro'il Chambers on Friday  evening, January 2Glh, when election ol oil leers will take place  The regular meeting of ilie \V. I".  T. II. was bold at Iho home of Mis.  Johnson on Monday. General business was tiansnctod and a plcujant  afternoon spent.  The annual congregational meeting of the Presbyterian Church will  be held on Monday evening, January  2 1st, when reports from all branches  cf the church work will be made.  The Ladies' Aid spent a vovy nlcn  afternoon at tho homo of Mrs. ,|<\ ,).  K. Whitcholo on Wednesday. I limitless of tho Aid and tho Women's  Missionary Society was dealt wlili,  and plans discussed for the work i>i'  the coining year.  Mr. II. V. Rankin of Vancouver  and Mr. tl. Olde of Chilliwaeli visifid  at the homo of A. Taylor on Wednesday evening.  The Embroidery Club will meet at  Iho home of Mrs. W. J. Gray next  Tuesday afternoon.  TiiK  STHADV   Sl'BSCIil BKit  How dear to our heart is tho  steady subscriber, who pays in advance at Iho birth ol each year. Who  lays down tho money and does it  quite gliuUy, and casts round , tho  U flee a halo of cheer.   -  lie never says:   "Stop it:   i  nftord   it,   I'm   getting   uioro  than  now  I" can  read,"     lint  our people  all   think   it  Ottawa is to  Appoint Judge  VICTORIA, Jan. '4.���������The Royal  C.omiiiiss-Jon,' who will conduct an investigation Into the administration  cf the I'iicilic Croat 'ICasloni Railway, 'will be appointed by tho 'Federal Oo\oi iiniont, it is understood now.  The Provincial Government, it wn?  oxplainel at tho Parliament Buildings tod.iy, 1ms no power to appoint  a judge to curry out the enquiry.  Such an appointment can hi; made  on'iy by Iho Fedoial Government.  The Provincial Government, it is understood, wishes to have a judge  carry out the investigation. . so that  the findings of the inquiry may be  received without question hy the  people  of   British   Columbia.  Tho Provincial Government has  the whole " matt or under consideia-  tiou'now and it is expected to recommend tho appointment of an invos  tigator   shorllv,  FRESH BREAD  Every clay! Why buy slalc bread a I -2 Loaves  i'or 15 cents when you can gel our Bread fresh  every day al 4 LOAVES FOR 25 CENTS? It is Al  Bread, too, as our growing list of customers can  verily.' We will be glad to deliver it. Leave  your money at home.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  I5HHK CIA'HN TO UK AI!OM.SHKI>  says: "Send it,  it���������in tact, wo  and a  need."  How   welcome  reaches our sanctum,  our  pulse  throb;   how  cannot  paper.-,  alwa;. s j  'all   JikisJ  a   help  !  his  chock,   when   it.  iow  if  malees  it  makes  our  J. J. SPARROW  heart dance. Wo outwardly (hank  him; we inwardly bless him ��������� Iho  steady subscribed   who  pays in    ad-  Essendene Avenue  PERSONALS '  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Remember, the only thing in the  woricl llial is teally what it is cracked vp to lie is ice.  Wouldn't ii De great if a suit lasted as U us as the vest.  Vi'CTOlUA, Jan. 4.���������Deer elubb  throughout British Columbia will bo  abolished by February 1st under  regulations now being dratted by the  Liquor Control Board, under the  amendment to the Act brought down  by lion. A. M. Manson, Attorney-  Gent nil at the recent session of the  Legislature.  Only legitimate clubs which oxist  for tho benefit of members and not  'i-or (be profit of owners will be allowed to keep liquor on the premises.  The present beer clubs, most of  which are proprietary clubs, will be  considered "public places" after  February 1st, and II will be illegal to  have liquor of. any kind, including  boor, on  I bo premises.  VIOTOHIA. Jan. 4.���������More than  $US0,000 lias been spent in wages  and material on tho. new government drydock at Victoria during  the past year and satisfactory progress is being made, it is stated by  J. \'. Forde, district engineer of the  Dominion public  works.  Mr. and Mrs. F. J. R. Whitchelo  attended the iuneral of Mr. Whit-  chelo's uncle, Mr. Henery Bird,  v Inch was held in Vancouver on  Thursday.  A:I the regular meeting of the Abbotsford Caledonian and St. An- j  drews Society, held on Saturday |  evening, the members decided to  commemorate the birthday of Bob-  bio Burns, January 25th, by the  holding cf a dance. An address on  the life of the celebrated poet will be  given by Mr. J. A. McGowan.  Mr. and Mrs. James Maguire, and  two lilcle sons of Winnipeg, are the  guests of Mir. and Mis. F. J. R.  Whitchelo. Mrs. Maguire is Mr.  "Whitchelo's sister.  The members of the Abbotsford  Tuxis Square Club are invited to i  be the guests of the Tuxis Squarr-  Club of Mission on Saturday atter-  noon. A game of basketball will be  enjoyed, and later supper will be  served   to   the   boys.  The regular meeting of the Abbotsford Ratopayo s' Association  will be held on Thuisday evening,  January 17tli, when matters of importance will be brought up.  A short meeting of the AViyona  Club of the C. G. I. T. held in  the Parish Mall on Wednesday evening.  In honor of Mrs. R. Maxwell of  Vancouver, Mrs. M. M. Shore entertained at an Eastern Star tea on  Friday afternoon, when a very pleasant time was experienced.  Mrs. W. Hillier (nee Miss F. E.  Trethewey) who has spent the past  week in Abbotsford, will leave in a  few dayi.5 to take up residence in Bel-  lingham.  - Mr. A. George, who has been attending the Provincial Poultry. Exhibition, held in Vancouver this  week, returned home on Friday.  C- Tlie Trethewey residence has been  rented to Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Treth-  wey.  Mrs. A. Purvis and daughter, and  Mrs. Purvis' mother, Mrs. Sturdy., of  Huntingdon have gone to Los  Angeles, California, to spend two  months.  Mrs. H. Fraser was the guest of  Mrs. Collinson of Vancouver over  the week-end.  Mr. R. J. Shortreed, president of  the Farmers' Telephone Company,  visited Victoria this week, making  application for the renewal of charter rights for the company.  Miss Soldon of Kainloops spent  the Christmas holidays at the home  of her parents in Clayburn.  Officers for the ensuing year were  installed at the regular meeting of  the Loyal True Blue Lodge held on  Monday evening. General business  was dealt with, and three applica:  lions for membership received.  Members of the O.A.VV. Club me!  in the Alusonic Hall on Monday evening, and spent an enjoyable i.imc~.  Miss Dorothy, Lee and Miss Gwcu  Sumner wore the hostesses for the  evening.  Miss Mamie Bennett entorta>cd  at a jolly house party on Saturday  afternoon, when a number of little  friends were her guests, and had a  very enjoyable tlnio.  Mr. and Mrs. R. Powell of Sumas  were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.  McMillan  on  Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. If. McNeil and family  have gone on a visit to Okotoz, Alberta, where they will he the guests  of Mr. McNeil, Sr.  Mrs. C. L. Miller spent the weekend as the guest of her aunt, Mrs.  Cummings of Murrayville, and attended the funeral of Mr. A. Nicholson, which was held on Sunday.  Mia. A. George has returned honi-.'  from visiting friends in Seattle.  NATIONAL PARKS ARE GAME SANCTUARIES  INSURANCE  OF ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money <o Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  1  ���������   k^jt  Abbotsford  w  ���������THK  FINEST  TAJILB  PRODUCTS  that can be bought for love or  money are to be found here in  this well-stocked grocery store  where prices are low in comparison to the value given. For  the breakfast meal their is  nothing to compare with hot  griddle cakes and pure maple  syrup. Our stock of syrup is  supremely good. - The Cash  System here cuts the cost of  food 'Stuffs.  caaaccn    rc^jgu^rgeagnsc}    nssgr^qgsaaqaa^^  Ti HE National Parks of Canada  i. are a haven for wild life;  where guns and hunting dogs  are forbidden and where the animals have come to look upon man  as their friend rather than as their  destroyer. As a result wild animals are increasing in the national  parks of Canada and the graceful  deer, the lordly bison and the always interesting: bear live at peace  in their natural habitat without  molestation.  At Jasper National Park in Alberta, which is 'MOO, square miles  in extent and the largest, of Canada's  national parks, bears, deer, moose,  mountain sheep and goats abound,  and the visitor finds also great  numbers of smaller animals such as  beaver, squirrel and others which  are becoming quite tame since they  realize that they are protected. :  At Wainwright, on the main line  of the Canadian National Railways.  east of Edmonton, there exists one  of the finest demonstrations of the  feasibility of game conservation.  for there, in the buffalo park are  somo*8,000 animals, the growth  from a herd of 716 which was pur-,  chased some sixteen years ago by  the Canadian Government and al  lowed to multiply in peace. So  great lias been the develomucnt of  the herd that this fall 2,000 of the  surplus animals had to be slaughtered anil in the spring another  2.000 young buffalo are to be  moved into the northern hinterland  and allowed to roam at will there  under conditions whore thoyValsp  will be safe from ruthless ���������hunters.  '        ' . 7'r.'.',w  In- addition to'- buffalo, the ���������.government has at Wainwright large  numbers of elk and yak, which arc  fast becoming unknown_ animals  except to the adventurous hunter  who was prepared to go milo; .beyond the limits of civilization,.and  those animals also are multiplying  in the conditions under which they  are being kept.  . Visitors to Jasper Park, at the.  present time find cinnamon, brown  and black bears very numerous; if  they go .far enough afield, they may  reach the haunts of the grizzly,  still .within the park limits. Deer  may be found browsing within.-a  stone's throw of Jasper Park  Lodge, the bungalow camp hotel-  operated by the Canadian National  Railways and cariboo are reported  to be becoming more plentiful year  by year. The "bighorn" mountain sheep grazes peacefuly along  tho lower slopes- of the great  mountains which rise on every side,  while the. more timorpus mountain  goat may be seen'.on the higher  slopes, making his way. over precarious footing and seeming to  challenge the camera enthusiast to  climb up and include his picture in ���������,  the collection.  By means of ��������� the sanctuaries  which have been given to various  animals, the ,.-younger Canadians  growing iip today can now and in  the future see for themselves,  specimens of various big game animals which a few years ago were  threatened with destruction. And  since Canada was almost the last  native haunt of many of these, such  as the buffalo, the' educational  value alone of the sanctuaries is  great. The experiments already  made have shown that such animals as the buffalo can readily be  propagated in captivity and in their  case also, the revenue derived by  the government from the sale of  ������������������buffalo moats; hides . and -heads  from the animals which it has become necessary to kill, will, it is  estimated, go a long way towards  paying for the cost of the experiment and the upkeep of the National Parks.  Judge Poultry on  American Standard  (From Fraser Valley Record)  At the last regular meeting of the  Mission Poultry Association, a very  instructive evening  was  passed.  The meeting took the form of    a  Parlor show  of   Leghorns,  although  the entry  for  this  class  was not    a  veny large one, some very fine Exhibition and Utility birds were shown.  The President of the    Association  judged the birds according to the A-  'merican Standard of Perfection, and  also explained the winning points in  each bird, and    pointed out the difficulty a poultry judge has to contend  with in  judging/    - I  The winning birds for    tho   show  were. 1st, cock,    W. TV   Abbott;   1st., j  hen, J. M. Kirk; 2nd find'3rd,    hens. I  W. TV Abbott;   1st,    pullet,    J.     M.'  Kirk; 2nd, pullet, W. T. Abbott;  3rd  and 4th, pullets, J. M. Kirk.  The next meeting of this Association is to take place some time ill  February, when all breeders of Ba  red Plymouth Rocks will be given a  chance to show what kind of birds  they have.  The meeting adjourned by all tho  members extending a hearty vote of  hanks to Mr. McDitirmid for the  capable and instructive ma-liner in  which bo explained the winning  points in the Leghorn class.  WEDDING BELLS  (rrom  tho Trater Valley Record)  IXXIS���������JACKSON  1JUIL,!).$4,000 BARN  Services will bo held in St. Math-  every Sunday night at 7 .'30. Rev. A,  Harding Priest, vicar.  On. Sunday, January 6th, a very  pretting wedding took place at the  residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.  Jackson, when their youngest  daughter, Laura Jean Jackson, and  Mr. Robert M. Innis were united in  the holy bonds of matrimony, the  Rev. J. J-I. Hobbins officiating.  The bride was given in marriage  by her father and was attended by  her sister, Miss Ada Pearl Jackson.  The duties,.of. best man were performed by the bride's borther, Mr. E.  .1.   Jackson. v  After the ceremony Mr. II. .',.  Cameron sang "1 Love You Truly,"  accompanied by Miss Pearl Jackson  on  the piano.  After refreshments' weie served  the (.happy couple left to take the  train to the South where they will  spend their honeymoon. Upon their  return they will reside .at Port  Moody. They were given" a rousing send off with best wishes by all  their friends in Cedar Valley.-  '���������!"!;",  "/, A"  m  I  B#'  II  lis  i  i  >  i  &  ������������  I  m  I  p  p  1  m  *  1  i  I


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