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 D  .. .      KH r-W,  J>  ���������'-"   <v.  a  ������JI  >>"5  ,5-JJ.'  ^������  <������ft������  m  a  1  ll  &ffi!  11  ��������� JSTrlj  1  1  i-i*  ll\'  if]  3  s  J?'  i  1  i  I  ������������������<  _. VICTORIA      u_  _  ./^mm,mle)a^ammammaammi4m4mr*wa4i^4B^4m4im~mm        .   ;   '"  PUBLISHED IN B. C. QN?B. C. MADE PAPER  Si   Vol. XXVII., No. 15.  Abbolsi'ord, ������. C, Fri(lay,������.laiuiary IS, 1924.  $1.00 Pek'Annum.  Tssaz  GREAT INTEREST TAKEN., '  JN     NOMINATIONS  Keen interest was taken ut tho  nominations hold last Saturday 'in  Uio'"Siiina8"'an"(l,'Mtttsaul'nuinlclpall-'  ties, and largo crowds wore presoiit  to hoar the rosulla, and (lie election spoochoH.  In Simian Mr. James F. Cook will  run for Uoevo,-opposed !>.v, Mr. Au-  .buu CIIMlH. Mr. Coolc, a,/previous  Hoove,'hau had considerable municipal experience,'and'in onloriug tho  field Mr. {Hills la supported by a  large circle of    frlcnda,    who know  ��������� him for bin ��������� storllng <nuilltica, so  that a small margin may be the re-  huU of tlie ballot.  1'n Ward I James Frith la standing  for re-election oa Councillor against  ii. Day; Ward' 2. Jay L. Starr, G.  B. noisier; Ward 3, Udgur H. Holey.  Frod Fooks; Ward -l, C. A. Lamson  (acclamation).  Police Commissioners��������� (One to  be appointed) J. S. Murphy, Wm.  Porter.  School Trustees���������T. TI. Straiton, '  E. 11. Boley and W. G. Fadden, all i  three  elected   by  acclamation. j  ��������� In Matsqui Reeve "W. Merryfield  is returned by, acclamation, as is  also Councillor. C. O'D: Bell, in Ward  4 and Councillor A. E. Gedbill in  Ward  1.  ' Others nominated include, Wanfl,  P. R/Keay, John F. McTavish; Ward  ��������� 3, John Mutch, James Muggins and  George  F.  Pratt. . -  "������������������  ��������� School-Trustees���������James Carmich-  ae, Patrck Couroy, Thomas H. Lancaster and Mrs. S. A. Lait. ,  Police Commissioners���������Thomas L.  Downes   and   Harold   Nicholson.  . Election day" is set for    Saturday,  -0. January 19th.  Pr?"������������.] uu'   Dad Should be   Always Careful   !���������-*������.,���������   "r*ry , '; \ -'  W^������������������*MM#M  m  MR. H. P.- THORN IS  RECIPIENT   OF  PRESENT  ��������� Members of the Men's Club and  their friends were, very pleasantly  'ente.rtained^.Qxi-.MQ.nday-vevenjiig--���������������������'  the Parish Hall, when' the ladies gave  a return social for the one given -by  the  gentlemen  recently.  Mrs. O. .W. Benedict presided, and  a fine programme of community  songs? solos, and 'recitations was  heartily  enjoyed. '  . Those.taking part included: Vocal  duet Mrs. Whitchelo and Miss Phylis  Whitchelo; trio,'Mrs. II. F. Thorn,  Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Barrett; song,  Mrs.-F. J. R. Whitchelo; recitation,  ���������Miss -Katy Parton; song Vera Bed-  low; piano duet, Mrs. Barrett and  Miss McMenemy; dialogue, Mrs. H.  Thorn and Mrs. Gray; accord urn selections, Mrs. Greeves  (Vancouver).  After refreshments had been served,  dancing'was'gaily    carried on,  WEDDED HAPPILY  Cupid Scores Again  LANGDON���������INGLIS  CANDIDATE IS ENDORSED  liY CLEARBROOK \V. I.  Mrs. S. A. Lait who is nominated  as school trustee in Matsriui Municipality, is particularly fitted for  this important work, having had  fourteen years of practical experience in Canada,and under the London County Council, England.  Mrs.  Lait's candidature  has been  vea, annciug  w������ b...j    *- -  endorsed  by the      members  of the  music being supplied-by.an orchestra Qlearbrooke Women s Institute, who  are'  personally     acquainted-  Mrs.   Lait's qualifications.  with'  TREASURER  REPORTS  SPLENDID   SURPLUS  At a well attended meeting of the  W. A., of the M.-S.-A. Hospital held  on Wednesday afternoon, reports of  the work accomplished during the  past year were given by ��������� the retiring officers  of three, viz., Mrs. Barrett, violin;  Miss McMenemy, piano, and Mr. J.  Downie, trap drums.      . ���������  During the evening a- presentation was made to Mr. H. F. Thorn  in appreciation of his services as  secretary of the G. W. V. A.- during  the past three, years. The gift, an  engraved smoking set, was presented  by the president of the G. W. V. A...  Mr.' Wnitclielo, who made a few suitable remarks.  The entire evening was a complete lllb ������������������   success, and is numbered as one of The treasurers report given t>y  the most popular affairs of the sea- Mrs. C. Weir, showed a balance on  q011 hand   of  approximately  $900.00.  By  unanimous motion . $500.00 of this  amount was voted to the Hospital  Board to assist in carrying out the  work and upkeep of the institution.  Satisfactory reports were also  giveii by the president, Mrs. A.  George and the secretary, Mrs. M. M.  Shore. The later report included the  total receipts cleared at the hospital  bazaar amouuing to $749.24.  Officers elected for 1924 are: pres  ident, Mrs. H. Fraser; secretary,  Mrs. McCulloch (Clayburn); treasurer, Mrs. Kirkpatrick (Clayburn);  1st vice-president, Mrs. A. M. King;  2nd   vice-president,   Mrs.   Marshall.  The executive will consist oi tne  officers and Mrs. Shone,    Mrs. Swift  MURIEL  McCALLUM  RECEIVES  PAINFUL  INJURIES   FRIDAY  While on the way to school on  Friday in company with other school  girls, Muriel McCallum met with a  ,nasty accident, whereby her right  leg was fractured.  One of her companions stepped  on the end of a loose board in the  sidwalk, raising it up, and when it  fell, it struck 'the unfortunate girl a  heavy blow, which broke the leg.  Muriel was taken to the' M.-S.-A.  Hospial, where the fracture was set,  as soon as the" inflammation had  gone down sufficiently to- allow this  being done. She was- taken to -her  home on Wednesday.  AV. A. OP ST. MATHEWS  CHURCH ELECT OFFICERS  Officers elected at the annual  meeting'of the W. A. of St. Mathews  Church included: Hon-president, Mrs  Priest; president, Mrs. Turner; vice-  president, Mrs. Beresford; secretary-  treasurer, Ms. White; Dorcas secretary, Mrs. Conway; Infant and Junior Branches, Mrs. Kelly.  Delegates to the anual convention  to be held in Vancouver January 23  to 26th were .appointed, namely, Miss  Herapath and Mrs.-Turner.  A quiet wedding was "solemnized  at the. Manse on Saturday, January  nth, Rev. W. Robertson, officiating,  when Miss    Margaret Inglis      of  Sumas, became the bride of Mr.  George Langdon, also of Sumas. Mr.  and Mrs. Albert Smythe of Huntingdon attended the couple.  . After, a honeymoon spent in the  Sound cities, Mr. and Mrs. Langdon  will reside in Sumas.  AV. A. OF O. AV. V. A.  HOLT) ELEOTrON OF OFFTCFRS  At. the annual meeting of the W.  A. of the G. W. V. A. held in the  Parish Hall on Tuesday afternoon,  the following officers wero elected  for 1924: Honorary president, Mrs.  V. J. R. Whitchelo;. president, Mrs.  Thornthwaite; vice-president, Mrs. J.  Wilson; secretary-treasurer, Mrs.  Webster; social committee, Mrs. W.  Taylor, Mrs. Thorn; entertainment  committee, Mrs. White; visiting  sick committee, Mrs. A. Conway and  Mrs. Stady.  At the close of the meeting daintv  refreshments were served by Mrs. W.  Taylor.        . '.  In a boxing 'tournament hold liore  last Friday evening, between ' the  home boys, and-lads from Mission  City and Sumas', a really good exhibit of boxing was given, for young  folks. ' '  . Mission won two of the bouts,  Huntingdon two, arid the fifth one  was a draw. Each bout consisted of  three two  minute  rounds.  AH the lads taking part did exceptionally well for the time they have  been training, -special mention being  made of Harvey of .Mission and  Marshall of Huntingdon; also Richard Cm th ers1'and    Kenneth Brokov-  ski.    ��������� ������������������''���������'  The Huntingdon boys have 'been  receiving training under Constable  Sharp, who takes a very'keen interest in pastimes and sports for the  lads. The sum of $'32.75 was realized, from admittance fees. Abbotsford boys were also invited to compete in the tournament, and while  hy no means cowards, they have as  yet had no (.raining in tho art o(  boxing, and decided to enter the  rounds at a later date, when thuy  have had- some experience.  Mrs. Fishlock, who lias been very  ill at her home on Sumas Prairie, is  reported as improving.  ' Mr. and Mrs. Frank Munroe are  the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Fra-  ser.      '  Mr. Harold Youiig of VancoiuoT  is the guest of Mrs. G. 15. Davis at  Vye.  NEW   PLATFORM   IS    DEMANDED  Councillor Mutch is puttine un a  n/oble fight in Ward 3 against his opponents, Messrs. Pratt and Muggins.  Mr. Mutch served with satisfaction  on the council ami if ''elected will  guarau-tpe--to ..the.;ra'tepayora.-of:.his  ward that any work done" this, year  will be done on      municipal    funds  only as he is not in favor oi putting left.^Ju��������� to decide  the municipality in   debt    for  building on borrowed money.  Abbotsford people are not in favor of the site chosen for the- new  public building, including a jail, as  advertised. General opinion seems  to "be that a building situated more  near the center of the town would  be more convenient to the citizens  when doing business with the.provincial government. Why not build upon  the site already chosen by the citizens?  TORONTO, Jan. 15.���������Conservative workers held the largest rally  in their, history on Saturday, and  were insistent that the convention,  representative of all parts of the Dominion must be'called to draw up a.  platform.  "   It  will   be recalled -     that at.  the  caucus called by lion. Arthur ,Moigh-  'eli'after'his'defeat two'years ago,'the"  date of the national convention was     ' Last spring  road some Ontario" members tried, without success, to persuade him that  the. time was ripe to introduce some  democrasy into the party and call a  Conservative   convention.  It is conceded that Ontario will  probably return 5 Conservative members at the next g'eneral election,  but it is not expected that the party  will make any gains on the Prairies,  as the Conservative fiscal policy is  suited to industrial Ontario and  Quebec, and opposed to interests of  the West.  HON. T. A. LOA\r  IS OPTIMISTIC  QUEBEC, Jan. 12.���������A spirit of  optimism should be manifest at "the  present lime, in view of the fact ^  that the commerce of the Dominion  is excellent, according'" to Hon.  Thomas Low, minister of commerce.  "Why should we not bo optimistic'" Mr. Low asked. "Our exports  exceed our imports by $150,000,000,  a situation very encouraging for a  voting country like ours. Our commerce in 1900 reached $110,000,000  in value, but today It reaches $980,-  000,000. Our national debt was considerably    augmented     during     the  The Embroidery Club met at the  home of Mrs. W. J. Gray on Tuesday  and spent an enjoyable afternoon.  The Abbotsford Review of the  Maccabees are completing plans for  the holding of their annual Valentine dance which will take place in  the theatre hall on Friday evening,  February 15th. In the past the dance  has had the reputation of being one  of the best of the season, and according to plans under way this year  the reactions will be bigger and  better than ever.  Mr. 'and Mrs. L. Carsuer of Belling-  ham, and Messrs. Bachelor and  Blackmail of the Sumas Dyking  works were, the' dinner guests of  Mr. and Mrs. F. Matthews on Sunday last.  PROPERTY   OWNERS  HOLD  MEETING   THURSDAY  A well-attended meeting of the  Property Owners' Association was  held in the Bank of Montreal cham  hers on Thursday evening.  ' As no definite word has been received re incorporation, routine bi:sines only yas dealt with. It is expected that word either in favor or  against the incorporation scheme  will be received from Victoria in  a few days.  ������ ,i.������������;i  and  Mrs. Thomson; also a reprcsen-  ��������� war.   but it  must  be       remembered am   m.^ women's In-  ,lliU  SO per cent, of it   s owed    lo  tat   ^,on          , ,cl   vI/m, ,j|.per  the people (>f the Dominion, who re-. amines .  ,._���������,.���������  cclvo 'the 'interest,' thus keeping  tlie  money in the ���������couiitny.  "Our    per capita    debt is    lower  Sumas, Huntingdon, Clenrbrooke  Road, Masqul and Mt.������������������Lehman will  he invited to attend the W. A. meet-  YES,  AVE HAVE NOTHING  LIKE THIS ON COAST  the  than that of any other'country in the j tags.     ^ _ iQn       {hQ hog.  world. Air these things are an indi-    .^].^l ������tl at    there was need  -catUHrthat we   should face the fu-.. j������a^p0^,ng: tgfnmB    and night  ture with a    great    deal    of    confi-| hn^m  ^ ^ _^^ committee was  dence." ;    ' appointed as follows Mrs. McMenemy  VICTORIA  Jan     14.���������If w-H ��������� re-! krs.  Swift, Mrs. King and Mrs. Mc-  Se'0p?ar^lu;^ vote of appreciation was  to mvesthrate' t e P. G. E. railway paSSed to the- retiring officers for  matter's be. completed.', accord-,their valuable work during the past  ing to Attorney-General Manson. He;year. ���������  commission plans had been    formulated.  non are the guests of Mr. Carl Wells  at Matsqui.  An Eastern exchange prints  following:  ;.  Isn't it -{'.maddening when you  wake up about 2 o'clock in tlieniorn:  ing, and the mercury lias fallen  heavily and you feel the cold. bile  right through the o.oml'ortei;s and.  blankets, and you shiver and snuggle down and congratulate lyoursolr  on the fact that, you are not'outside  in that bitter cold, and (lulfe wideawake for the moment your mind  works over a number of things and  you think, "Yes, I did put the cat  down the" cellar, and wind up the  clock; but it seems to me I forgot  to so something'*���������and you wonder  what it was,- and just-then' a motor  honks on the street and the awful  realization hits you that you .forgot  to empty the water out of the radiator of your car, and there you have  to get out of iyour warm bed and go  out into the cold, cold garage and  do-it���������isu't it maddening?  ItKHIlV  GROWERS  GET   TOGETHER  VICTORIA, Jan. 15.���������Discussion  which took place between Mainland  and Island berry growers at a meeting held at the Legislative buildings  yesterday afternoon and evening will  undoubtedly result in a better feeling and greater co-operation, according to opinions expressed by  growers last night after the day-long  moot ing was concluded.  All angles of, the I'mII. marketing  ail mil ion were discussed, and it wiia  the unanimous determination oi' tho  representatives that -British Uoluin-  Im's fruit product shall be given a  fair show, not alone in-tho Prairie  market��������� the chief destination of  British Columbia fruit���������but also in  the Old Country market.     >  Fruit organizations on the Island  sent representatives from Gordon  Head, Keating, Sooke, Cowichan and  Panose, and from the Mainland came  Mr. Simpson, president of the B. u.  Co-operative Association; Mr. II. M.  Eddy, secretary of Uiat organization;  Mr. Gilland, .president and manager  of the Pacific Berry Growers' Association, and others.  fine dongola and easy fitters,   sizes 3 to 8,  AT FACTORY CLEARING PRICE OF  iitcne  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  i-.f.  />  If  ���������������." i_i!A>���������������������-.��������������� ���������.���������;..-.I 'i.>.\S,.������?i.jji,wr,i i������.'i,'.-.:.-v'_j?'.i.>^.,uA&!:>..'-.! '.jiTrfvo-ri'i/J' :*i.f- ujt*. ���������..!,_������������������������  :������������������ ."���������ivi^-flf ntsi.."i.������ iiJ,:.jt.5j|J,j .. "iui.-k. :-s" v, v.,r,- *.n���������ivjiu'ju'.v1.." jis,.>������fc."iai'.ij3.",:".i,.������������������."���������������.��������� ...<...:v..'i -���������.i.i-fui .T.-J-.,...-IV������.������v.,.,.*���������. Tsi-Wji,.,.ivv.as4,.v.iJiAV.'"i.,aif .���������- * i,.Ji.,.i:,>-!.rr2 u'n.iMij",'i..'. urficuv^ui'-.. i-i-h-u-. :i^ j,ii������<r:.. vjr  ���������L THE ABBOTSFORD .POST   v  Freckles and Hi&Fiiends-?   $; , y\.   p ���������-]T7-,1~; ~.,    i.\������Tl f\  BT   A BACUEI.(������? I'ML /,V, F^^.uiDro'';.;-:^--  IgWER^lCE      /-���������' ,      "���������[���������'"'"  #". IVie Captain Probably Knew {  yunii) vuil.'.T1 Mni "j DP" 1 .-���������        I-./       '��������� ���������' '  ,/    UMOV>J, \Mh^T VpO BF i ,-  ^-,      I .. .   ...'...._...���������.    Si  >  /  ^cc'ir-'-'&OVMovw'-1   VV     ;'���������'     !/..  V  ' ViJ.^.T A BACHELOR! /''��������� ;'"'    /  ���������*���������>  I   V    -      ������c? . "'      c^~\'.<      -755  V ,,*tl'   '     \  ' '  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Member of B. C and Yukon Weekly Newspaper Assn.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1924.  The definition of an "Independent" as " a man  that no one can depend on," receives fresh sanction  from Ottawa despatches recording the capitulation  of the "Progressives" from Ontario in the    House of  Commons. .        ,     ,-,      ,  At the same time of the federal election the farmer party were in accidental and temporary possession  of the government of Ontario, and were rather exclusive in their distribution of the loaves and fishes.  So for the time being it paid to be a "Progressive,  and a number of Liberal candidates in constituencies  under the name of "Progressives," and with the auxiliary votes so obtained procured election to the Commons While the King government had its nominal  majority, these Ontario "Progressives" kept up the  pretence of alliance with their Prairie name-sakes,  with whom they had nothing in common; but now  the conditions have so changed that they are about  to throw off the mask of the Liberal caucus. Mr.  King needs them if he is to maintain the pretence of  a majority apart from the "independents," and the  Farmer party can be flouted with safety since it has  ceased to hold office in Ontario.  ' Having thus detached the Ontario wing of the  Progressive party Premier King is in a much better  ���������position with respect to the main body, the Prairie  contingent.    It seems possible to    carry on    without  "them for the present parliament, but in view of the  pcsibilitv of a general'election at an early date it is  very advisable to take the Progressives into camp as  a -hodv, if that be possible; and hence the negotiations now going on at Ottawa between the Premier on  one hand and Mr. Crerar and Mr. Dunning on the  otner It is hoped that If ��������� office and authority be  given lo these two gentlemen ��������� from the West, there  will ho secured a solid bloc to offset the loss of Eastern support certain to follow the disappearance ot  Mr   Fielding and Sir Lomer Gouin from the cabinet.  "These two outstanding ministers have been the obstacle in the past to the success of negotiations with  tho rank of Free Traders in parliament and country  to whom Mr. Crerar and Mr. Dunning must look for  ���������support An Ottawa correspondent who outlines the  situation's above, calmly adds the unflattering reference to the Liberal contingent from British Columbia,  that these gentlemen "are prepared to sacrifice then-  constituents' interests for their partyuarty and office.  , ���������^Columbian.    Information now available with regard to the op-  ���������; erations ot-the Associated Growers and the. Berry  ���������' Growers Cooperative Union proves conclusively that  ��������� the Sapiro plan as applied to the marketing of B. C.  fruit has been a success only limited by the percentage of non-co-operators.  Both organizations have secured for their mem-  ��������� hers   not high prices, it is true, but the higest aver-  ��������� age prices received by any district.on the North American continent. They have shut out American fruit  in a year when the enormous surplus could have prevented the profitable sale of any of our fruit. They,  especially, the; Associated Growers, have-built up a  loyalty amongst jhe brokers and jobbers .that has  never existed before. c  The members have been lucky in their choice of  men to earn on the business in the difficult organizing year. The'work of B. McDonald on the prairies  is especia'nylo be..conimended, for it was a difficult  job, and was well done.  Careful analysis of the results obtained would  seem to show that the directors and officials of the  two organizations have done everyhing -recommended  by Sapiro, with the exception, perhaps, of taking the  growers into ru'll: confidence. Local managers have  done a conscientious work and have been able to  learn-a lot that;will help them iu better yeara to  come. - WbHycHeve" the growers on tlie average  throughout, the districts covered will hesitate to cut  off heads and put In new men who will lack the experience .gnlneuVUiis year by men who have hei>n as-  8(lcialed:.with,,th6'fi:uit1bualnes9 for years. None know  'better than the present personnel the mistakes that  have been made. Nobody is In a better position to  Carry-on-the-business-oXalie. growers. We have faith  in tho-co-operative'marketing principle this time  last year,'andSe.haYeitliat|faith yet and take this op-  ortunity'pfleicp^singl ou������confidence in the    direc-  por.l  lors, executive and    staff of  Salmon Arm Observer.  both    organizations.���������  Owing "to hia-n's greater ^animal    instincts, he is  always in wrong,-and/.always^gots the worst of it in  ..a-faniily 4u������ir.������^ no law in the  home, and they are both boss, it is always man's  weakness to capitulate first. He had to patch up h.s  wife's as well as his own quarrels. This is taken by  the wife as an acknowledgement of wrong on the  part of hubby, when, \n reality, it is a mere bid   for  peace at any price. On this basis the husband on  tho face of It is always wrong. This weakness on his  part places friend wife on a throne that has no I'oiikj  datlon to support its splendor and she assumes a-control of things domestic with tho imiighiany power  that has been granted her. The result, in many  cases is that species of man widely known as' 'hen-  peck," the man who has littlo or no say iu family  government.  We aro not by any means arguing that man is  always in the right, for it must be granted (hat, In  the average family, it is a fifty-fifty proposition���������if  you arc right this time, I am right noxt time. Man'  only gives in because of his natural woakness which  will not permit to remain for any length of time on  staled relations with his wife. He likes smiles rather  than scowls, kisses rather than growls. In the tonde*  affection man never grows old. He is as young in  that respect at forty, fifty and sixty as ho was at  twenty; and, when he realizes that friend wife has  lost all those tender instincts, he wonders at tho  change with his still vigorous eyes, and her lack of  the old vim goes beyond his comprehension.  Although, however, we pity man in his starving  condition, we are not blaming the woman. It would  require an upheavel in human nature to put things  right. We would have to go back countless generations before Adam and Eve to combat, tlie evil. We  would have to begin on the ground floor;, but this  floor is buried ages deep in generations of sex difficulties and conflicts.and cannot be reached. It would  seem that we wo^Fd require to flounder along on our ���������  two distinct paths.���������Ashcroft Journal.'  MIGHT HAPPEN,   AN VAX'HERE  Here is a story with a moral which is going the  rounds of the press: A leading grocer stepped into  the bank to buy a draft, which he was go'ing to send",  to a catalogue house for a swell bedroom suit. "How's  business?" asked the banker. "Oh," not so very  good," replied the ftroeer. "'-Things are dull- just  now." ...  Before the banker finished writing the draft, a  dapper young man representing a big printing establishment in another state, stepped up. "He and rhe  banker chatted pleasantly for a few minutes, after  which the young-man inquired if his friend behind the  window wanted anything. -"Well, yes. I believe I do.  Print us 5,000 drafts, 6,000 cheques and a couple  thousand letter heads."  An hour later a dry goods merchant was starting  down town when his wife' reminded him of his most  important duty during the day: "Now, my dear, be.  sure and send to the city for that new radio outfit  so we can have it for Sunday. You know that our  old Victrola is getting so that it is not fit to be  heard."  Just a -few blocks away the merchant who handles  Victrolas and furniture was sitting at breakfast with  his family. "John," said the- lady of the house, "I  must be going to the city not later than next week, I  must get school clothes for the children and a suit  for myself and while here 1 might as well see about  new lace curtains for the windows."  That night the local business men had a meeting  at the town hall to discuss the growth of the mail  order evil. All gentlemen mentioned in the narrative  gave short talks. They agreed that the farmer was  guilty of treason to their home merchants when they  persisted in buying goods from mail-order houses and  the meeting closed by adopting strong resolutions a-  gainst trading away from home.  (From the Victoria Colonist)'  Sir;���������What a pretty piece of camouflage. An octopus is credited with  Inking the water when assailed by a  foe. Mud throwing'scorns to be tho  human method of escaping censure.  After lepcated efforts, the member  for Rossland has endeavored to  h'l'vo a royal commission appointed  to investigate the affairs of the P.  G. E. since the Government has hud  it under construction. Now that the  House has been dissolved, the Government, it is alleged, is about,to appoint a royal commission to Investigate sonic charges against tho Honorable the Minister of Mines, and  the Honorable the leader, ol  the Opposition, as to some party  funds being placed in their keeping  by the firm of Foley, Welch &  Stewart.'  What is of more moment to us, is  not what party funds were paid by  Foley, Welch & Stewart; what .Gen.  McRae'evades in taxes,(get a proper  tax collector)'; what that gentleman  paid for land in Port Mann; what he  sold it for, or if he still has it���������are  no concern of ours.- What we-particularly desire to "know is the rela-,  tion that exists as between .the  Government and .the Northern Construction Company; and the alleged  exhorbitant prices paid to that company for.construction. Why, under  departmental control, . timber areas  that costless than 12 cents per acre,  to cruise; were' given to ��������� a private  concern for 25 cents per acre , Is  this the modern .method of obtaining  party "funds?---Is.--there any party-  fund'left? TJo'they, cut a lemon-at  short intervals? Honest John (?) ���������  Diplomatic :'John", would be more  appropriate! -. H,ow" nice and sweet,  after?-by force, refusing to allow the  Health ' Officer to enter /the.- house,  to give the outside . a" nice coat. of  paint for-the-benefit of. the-general  public,'"and then ��������� throw-all " the"'tin  cans .'and- garbage over into your  neighbor's front- yard.- Please, Mr.  Lieutenant-Governor, put the Health  Officer' inside.  JNO.  DOUGALL,  McGregor Block, Victoria, B. C.  Is it Worth While Borrowing the Tele-  phone to Save a Few cents a Dey?  Of course no one enjoys having to use a neighbor's  telephone. Yet the phono has become such a necessity that, if one hasn't a phone, it. can't be helped now  and then.  Good neighbors don't say anything but it must annoy  them.     Naturally'your neighbor   says she doesn't, care,  'but she does.   It would annoy you if the conditions Avere  reversed. (  A,party line is $1.50 net a month. It's a popular  service.'    Get particulars at the office.  British Columbia .Telephone Company  S. T. GRAY  PALM ER GRADUATE  3 yrs. Course  MISSION  CITY  Chiropractor  HARGITT   KI.OCK  Wishes to announce that he has opened an office in the  G. W. V: A. Rooms, opposite Weir's Garage.."  .'HOURS���������12 to 3 P. M.   Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  Will be there every day   from   1:30 to 5 P.M.   When;"  Mission Perry begins again.  COURAGEOUS   GOAERNMHNT   MIXISTIORS  Here is a come-back from a supporter of the  Provincial Party to the Oliver-Mauon-Sloan tirade  that is worth reading about.  "Being an active supporter of the Provincial  party, 1 may be accused of bias, hut it appears to  me that there arc certain features of. ' the present  controversy that must strike the average elector: (1)  That the accusations made by the Provincial paity  have been made publicly, and would render them, if  untrue, open to a suit for libel, whereas those who  are making accusations against General McRae have  waited lo do so for ten months, and then from the  safe seclusion, .of Hie Legislature, Immune from any  libel action. (2) That Iho two gentlemen who aro  vituperating most loudly had ample opportunity somo  'mouths ago to make good their 'present statements on  the public platform,1 i. e. when Mr. Oliver at Salmon  Arm publicly challenged Gen. McRae'to a debate, and  then ran away when McRae accepted the challenge;  when Mr. Manson In lhe spring of this year insinuat-  <d certain things against McRae, and when invited to  appear on the platform at New Westminster to substantiate his insinuations by facts was conspicuous by  his absence. " '���������; ���������  "1't would appear that this mass of accusations  against Gen. McRae, made from the safe seclusion of  the Legislature, are hut a smoke screen to blind the  electors as to-llie real issue, viz., the Provincial party  petition for a royal commission to investigate various  scandals in connection with the P. G. IS. Railway and  other matters touching both the Liberal and Conservative parties."���������Okanagan Commoner,  WHERE PREVENTION COUNTS  Plant diseases are controlled by  prevention rather than by cure.  Once an appleh' as become *cabby; a.  cherry begun to rot or a peach lear  show'signs of the curl, it is then too  late to apply any control. The damage done by these' and all other  plant diseases is avoided by preventing the diseases from ever becoming  established. .��������� Spraying is the most  generally used method of prevention. The success of a spray application depends upon the chances at  that particular time of killing the  disease organisms, and so" preventing  any   infection.  'For control of Peach leaf curl it  is essential to spray with lime sulphur while the traces are in perfectly dormant stage, before the buds  liave even begun-to unfold in .the  spring. All studies of the life history of the fungus indicates that  the spores of the fungus pass the  winter adhering to the bud scales  and in the spring these spores germinate and attack the leaves as the  bud is opening. As long as .the  young leaves are folded inside the  bud and protected by its scales they  are safe from the attack of the fungus, but as soon as the bud begins  to open, the tender leaves becom*  exposed to infection. It is therefore  essential that the.fungus spores be  killed by the spray while the ;buds  are still dormant. It follows that  spraving can be done at .any time  during late fall,    winter,   or    early  spring. ���������'��������� - 7i    i  All peach growers have noticed  that''the disease is much more prevalent after a cold, wet spring. Jn  such asoason on account of the  alow rate of growth the buds are. a.  long time unfolding; while dampness  favors the germination of the fungus  spores, and low temperature does not  check beir. growth. Thus the fungus is favored and has a considerable, period of time In which it -lias  every chance to Infect the leaves. If  the weather is warm aud dry while  (he buds are opening we have the  reverse conditions; the leaves shoot  out quickly and are soon past the  danger period, while at the same  time, lack or moisture may. prevent  germination of the fungus' spores.���������-  Experimental Farms Note.  ������������������ ��������� ������������������'-______ '  A RRIEF COMPARISON  OF SOME SILAGES  hi the first part of the experiment,  corn silage    produced 4    per    cent,  more milk at 13.5 per cent, less cost  and 3.7 per cent, more fat at 12 per  cent,   less  cost  (ban   did   the'O.P.V.  silage.    In the    second    part of the  experiment,  corn  silage produced   ������  per cent, more milk    and    3.8     per  cent more fat than    the    sunflower  but the latter    produced    both milk  and fat a little cheaper. Taking the  corn silage as a standard, and valuing it at the cost of production, tlie  relative values of O. P. V. silage and '  sunflower silage    were    $2.88    and  $2.7 6 per ton, respectively. The high  cost of   production of   the.O. P. V.  silage is due  "to   the low yield    per  acre.    In the case of the sunflower  silage, the cost is low, due to      the  high yield, but' a large percentage of  this extra yield' is water. Calculated  on the basis of the dry matter, corn  and sunflower silage would cost    a-  bout the same.      Sunflower    silage,  with its excess water, freezes badly  in  winter, a very undesirable thing,  while 0. P.  V. silage freexes little,  if any,    making it    easy to handle.  Neither O. P. V. silage nor sunflower silage are as    palatable as corn  silage, but the cattle ate both, once  they became    used to    them.    Corn  silage still holds premier place, having the most      advantages and  the  rewest   disadvantages,   but   sunflower silage and O. P. V. silage are economical  feeds  where    corn    silage  can  not    be    grown.���������Experimental  Farms  Note.  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  i. A. Catherwood Building  Phone 8601 P. O. Box 60  MISSION CITY, B. C  n  General Auctioneer and Live  Stock  Specialist.-  23 years among tbe Stockmen ctf  t4ie Fraser Valley."' Am fafhilar  with the different breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. O"  SPEEDY   FINISH    IS   PREDICTED  At the Central Experimental  Farm,'-comparisons of the feeding  value of the three silages���������oats, peas  and vetch, sunflower, and corn,  showed the cost of production of  these stored in the silo to be $5.60,  $1.80 and $2.95 per ton, respective  MONTREAL, Jan. 11.���������Foreshadowing the speedy finish of the "operatic nonense" of tho Liberal administration in Ottawa, IU. Hon.  Arthur Meighen, leader of the Opposition," addressed the Cartier-Mac-  donnld Club here last night.  'Speaking of the deliberations going on at Ottawa between Premier  King and Hon. TV A. Crerar, Mr.  Meighen said:  "The process of bargain and sale  with the Progressive party in order  to maintain Ma''''-en'iie King in office is in full swing and bids are  quite .In order. AH this is; the pro  duce'of many years or deliberately  caluculated betrayal and the government finds itself in the unenviable predicament of not being able  to move-hand or foot. They must  continue to swallow, sidestep and  age.  ; "We can now hope that this period of stagnation and really operatic  nonsense at Ottawa will stop soon,  fcr there is no possibility that the  remnants of the present government  can continue to govern the affairp  of tlie Dominion." -  J. H.  Funerai Director  AGENT   R)R   HEAI)STOiy>lo  Phone Connection. Mission city  OIL POSSMULTTIEB  IN  LOWER FRASJCR VALLEY  A report byW. A. Johnson on the  geology of Vancouver and vicinity  has just been published. It is accompanied by a geological map of  area lying between Burrard Inlet  and the International Boundary and  extending from from Port Haney to  the Strait of Georgia. A detailed  description is given of the geological  formations underlying the area. Of  special interest is the chapter on  economic geology in which there is  a careful ,and unbiased consideration  of the question of the oil and gas  possibilities. A copy of the report  can be had by applying to the Director of the Geological Survey, Ottawa,  to 510 Pacific Building, Vancouver,  ii  mraRnnmsnKHffifaSI !,Ts^������^^������;cw^.#A..iv.L->',U.-u>.v(^������J*'a-s;icin!iw-!!;ijT^i--  It  I >IK*  ti>f  I  I  /  ���������TIT! "-  .1. i  o--ifl32!ABBt)tHFOKD POST  ^tt::Ni'������V.*i:iH������Mt5^\^.������wti������J^Mir.^j^������r.*V';v'j-'.t",;' ?*���������  f A. R.. GOSLING  ���������\    ,:,;, i <������������������ ( * -   '. y-/!" "j.  WHEN-YOU' WANT  House and  Sign Painting  and  General  House Repairs,       ,   .  Phone 84X -       .  R if. Sac SI  ABBQTSFOHD, B. G.   ,  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C.Land  3 \  rveyor and  Civil Engineer  .doom 0  Hart  Block,  CUlllwaek  Uox   4123, UIIILUWAOK  ��������� m mi mt 4m t '  SUiL  ' ���������X'ZM'-zx-TX'ismst.  f ������* -"  YarwoedS Burrattt  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OPEN   EVERY   FDUMUT  AnuoTSFORD, b. a  The season for moose hunting  opened in Ne-.v-Brunswick October  1st, and the chief game' warden-expects one..of the .best seasons in the  - history' of.: the - province. . Game - is  reported plentiful in all sections.  The drydock at St. John, New  Brunswick,. is now an accomplished  work.. It was opened October-29th.  The largest drydock- in North America it is capable of accommodating;  the largest ships of the British Navy.  . , Speaking in London, England, on  October. 19th, Sir Lomer Gouin,  Canadian Minister of Justice, stated  that Canada's . exports. per capita  were three times more - than those  of the United States and her"imports  per capita- four times more. The  British Empire was Canada's second  best' customer.  ' There.are more telephones in-Canada''per 100 population than hi'any  other '���������'. country except the United  - States. This is shown in a report  issued -by - the /! Dominion. Bureau' of  Statistic's.vin :.-"which'."-the", proportion"  of.telephone.users per 100 population  is- set ,at i0.53.-   "...  A'disnatch from London states  that a. number of cattle from the  Prince of AVales' ranch was included  in a large consignment of Canadian  ' cattle which reached Cardiff recently.  There, appeared to be a keen demand  for the consignment and. ,150 head  were despatched to Norfolk farmers  . by special train.   . "  Members. of the Bread and Cak������  Bakers' Association o_f Canada, at  the closing session of their Toronto  convention, "pledged subscriptions  totalling $10,000 towards'the launching of a permanent institute of baking, in connection with the Ontario  Agricultural 'College, Guelph. It is  expected that- .the school will be  opened early, in 1924. ���������-  . Canadian Pacific Railway figures  show remarkable increases in the  shipment'of grain for "the, ten week  davs-preceding and. including October 18th, this year, as compared with  1922. During the ten 'days', there  were loaded for shipment over the  whole" system a total of 16,195 cars,  at the rate of 2,350,000 bushels a  day, in comparison'with 12,000 cars  at 1,753,000 bushels a day last year.  It is expected that by the end of  the present month track-laying on  the branch of the Canadian Pacific  running from Kipawa to the Government dam on the De Quinze-  River, a' distance of 69 miles, with  a spur from Gaboury to Ville Marie,  a distance of 8 miles, will be completed and that by the end of November the whole line will be ready for  operation.  A system of education by mail  for those who live in remote Tural  districts out of reach of rural schools  is being prepared by Hon. Perron  Baker, Minister of Education for Alberta, to go into effect this month.  The working plan has already been  drawn up to run through the winter  to the end of the school year. It is  expected that from 20 to. 40 lessons  will be given in the case of each  applicant for the service.  Of 526 girls brought to Saskatchewan from the British Isles from  1920 to June 15, 1923, only six have  returned overseas, and of the sum  of $45,411.55 advanced to the girls  the sum of $42,080.98 had been repaid up to June 15th, 400 having re-,  paid their loan in full and the balance of 126 paying all but the sum  of S2,430.57. The girls came to  Canada to positions as household  *-ji'Icei'S.  .*Wlt*������i,f^;tai.������3t!l  Now that-Abbotsford Is looking   to tho    duyvwlion tho village  . i piruticu papers will arrive, the l'i rat MnanciiU   .Statement    of  i Mission City 'will no'doubt make interesting and instructive reading;  to our. subscribers., "  in'co  Financial Statement for the year 1923.  Receipts and l>i������bursejnc:UN for Vciii;������iule<l December Hist, 1023.  ������������������'"���������'. ,   RECEIPTS '''.".  Taxes���������Dog : ������������������.������������������''  ISO.4 0  Taxes���������Municipal   ..: -  7,108.12  Taxes���������Road  ��������� : .'-  la'80  Licences���������Trade    '.' ������������������: :....,.  1,318.CO  I^ Government;Liquor Control  Bouid  l,846.ftfl  ' Government Motor��������� Licences  '...-. C82.64'. '���������  Government Parl;Mu'tu'ol"' : .'.'.:... Iil9.7f>  Indigent���������Rcrund    :  H0.00  Street  Lights- .-...'.::...���������..' ,  -  4.r.(U7  Plan  Fees; '..:.:. '���������  2,0"  Road Maintenance���������Refund   IfiCHO  Bank of Montreal, Loan  1.100.00  Sidewalks���������Refund    ��������� ���������'���������  114.������i>  ��������� ,' ' i;t,ir.40.8/  '13,540.87  MBRUKSKMKNT8  Administration   :..._           l,8U7.8l������  Assessment , :.������..   \     19.GO.  Advertising and Printing ......     '     7 2.40 -  Auditing  50.00  Expense���������Miscellaneous     15.10,.  Expense���������Election....    ,        72.50  Flro  Marslmll ..'      ,-.���������- 25.00  Incorporation Expense     ' 82.80  "   indemnities    ..-.: 300.00..  Hank  Interest and Exchange     .   .   20.70, ���������  Legal. Exponso  ~ .:..  .59.90 .;  Stationery Supplies' ....'-���������.:. :.. ���������    .  158.40  Office Rent  70.00  Postage and Excise  '������������������   ���������������������������'   16.14    -���������,  Salaries     '������������������_.'        862.50  Telephones and Telegrams .".'.'.���������        _��������� 2.95 "  ���������������������������'' |     ��������� 1,827:69  ''���������  School Trustees (L.,C.,B.) ...I.'.i: ".....:-.....:... ,,. 527.42  Grants to Associations ������--������������������;��������� 50.00  Insurance '. ���������.������������������������������������' ��������� ' 50.00  Indigent    ............. ���������....    82;60  Licences  (Commissions), .:..: ���������  66.87  Street Lights (as per contra) : -. 456.37  Road. Maintenance ...:.;-::_:.:.:.".:.;....  3,279.10  Road Plant .'....... ....::::....:i." ...:���������-  .   .   63.15  Sidewalks-....,.. ���������������������������: '���������������������������-��������� 2,056.63  Surveying. ���������.::::'���������. --- --: -. -  29.50  Silent "Policemen'.���������: :..........:.........: 53.82  Dog "Tax',Commissions   ���������������������������:.���������   ' " 11,55  Road1 Tax Commissions - ......:." : 5.75  Bank Loans Redeemed :.......: .'- 1,100.00  Fire Hall and Tool She'd  .....:...���������.-.....'���������... '   447.50  Cash on hand"���������:���������..V..::.:...l .'..������ -  3,432.72  Undeposited ':.:.:........:.: -���������'.. 46.80  Bank of-\Montreal >���������������.'.'.'. ....      3,385.92  -.'.    ������������������      ��������� ..     ":,* "... ... ;   '     3,432.72   :.;  13,540.87  ���������������������������'���������-       '   '":���������-'"'':..-.   ��������� ���������].. -.'.-;.    '    ���������-'--.-;''.';"..;,13'.540..87'  :    t   .        Assets'and Stabilities' as''at-B^mbOT;������lsVie2S'���������':"���������-.'.;  ���������"'" .���������'.'.-'   ������-S-'l   ASSETS'-V,-      ���������'���������"'���������   '-'������������������'    - --   ',: "': "'  '.Cash ; :..;:...:.:.::".-.->.l.l:v.i'.l. ::..:...:..:....:.������������ 8,432172    .   :       ���������    ^  On .hand;.uhdeposited' ���������".��������� ~....       '   46.80.     '- ���������}.  Bank of. Montreal .;.������������������    3,385.92    -   '  . ...";  Taxes -unpaid  ......Ii'.'..  Invested  f   Fire Hall and Tool Shed ..  Road" Plant per Inventory ......  Road Maintenance, Tarvia, etc  Silent Policeman   Stationery and Supplies    Synoptic Ledger, etc '.  Unexpired Insurance    '             1 - ���������  .. .  ,3',432.72- -  '*,',*             *  ��������� V- H-  .>���������/...'..'...'.>������������������**���������������  1,76'..-3 (V  .'.:...:���������V..L. 1..*....  821.50  .     .  .447.50���������'  .-...     41.64  :        .187.45  :  ...50.00  .30.00 '.  .   .  50.00.  .15100   -  .':- N.;-':82'i:.59";  .....        ���������-:  -6,019.61  6;oi9:6i  LIABILITIES  Creditors    i ............:!���������'....:..  Mission Memorial Hospital .J.:...;....i..:.l^..'.  Surplus    1 .:..'..'..'...-...:'...  38.15  .329.64  . 5,651.82  "6,019:61  6,019.61;  MANSON REVIEWS '  WORK OF SESSION  Last Saturday night the Senior A  team defeated the corresponding  'fo'.im of hoop artists from Abbots-  I'oi'd. The Senior B team also;*came  out victorious in their game over  the Abbotsford team.  Echoes of Victoria in the throes  of its past session wero heard at  the board of trade meeting Tuesday  evening in Vancouver, when Attorney General A. M. Manson . reviewed for the benefit of the business men the 94 bills that went into  the statutes of British. Columbia at  the recently concluded' session of  the legislature.  Mr. Manson asserted that he was  confident that, if given a reasonable board, equitable aud fairly satisfactory legislation might be worked out to deal with the 8-hour day  act which will come into effect In  January, 1925.  On the subject of amendments to  the liquor act Mr. Manson deplored  the lack of respect displayed by the  average citizen of the province for  the law. "l'f the citizens won't obey  the law then all the government between here and the other place won't  enforce it," he said. "The greatest  danger lies in the fact-that disrespect  for one law breeds disrespect .for  others."  "If the people   of   the     province  want  beer,   for goodness  sake  let's  have it. If   they don't then for goodness sake let's have a clear-cut mandate   against  It.       I   think     if   the  vote were taken on    prohibition the  results would be the same as before.  If the prohibitionists have any hope,  j it 155 probably a deferred  hope.'  1    "AVe have made a law so that after  j February 1 there will be no municipally-licensed clubs.    They will    all  OBINSON CRUSOE wns the Original. Optimist. Times looked  ^ bad for Robinson���������couldn't���������have looked much avoi-so. . But he  ^didn't say, "What's the Use"; didn't lie down, whimper, kick, and  growl at destiny.. No, Cnisce usuu his HEAD; he THOUGHT���������  then he thought some more���������real sei'iousline of thinking: .Just what tc  do was the puzzle Crusoe was solving. Finally, it came  'flash���������"1 have it." said Robinson���������"I'LL ADVERTISE!".  to   him in a  A thousand miles-from nowhere���������a possible buyer coming Avithin  reading distance of bis ad every few years���������that was ��������� Robinson's outlook. It was hard times,���������business depression, a stringent money  market,���������also what Sherman said about v/ar.-i--..,.-.--���������  But Crusoe, as before mentioned,. Avas an Optimist, also a believer  in persistent advertising.  He wanted a ship���������how Avould. he get it? Answer���������"Advertise!"  And he did���������-^filing 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 Avere hard���������awful hard; - but Crusoe won out���������  ho got his ship���������and he did it by PERSISTENT ADVERTISING.  Crusoe Avas the original Optimist.  Here and In  ere  Sixty - per cent of Hamilton's  population own their own homes/a  fact revealed by.the figures of the  1923 assessment for the Ontario  city, which, according - to these figures, . has 26,259 - dwellings and 457  apartments.  Advertise in The Abbotsford Post.  The  great--flour   movement   over'  the  wharves   at,,Fort   William   and  Port  Arthur  this season has  been'  unprecedented,- according to reports'.'  of   the   Canadian   Pacific   Railway;  which, by  the  end of  October,  had  shipped, 239,085   tons   of  flour   to/-  lower Lake ports.     -.  .' ��������� Port- .Arthur's building. , permits  for the^ten months ending"October-  showed a, total of $2,632,055,. which  is'the biggest building year, .in -th3-  history of this Ontario city, exceeding even the total- for 1921^ ��������� one" of '���������  the real :estate]boom years.   '    '.���������',*;  :' Canada exported'. $4,778,000' worth,  of cheese ]to various' countries, during the month of October, an increase of $1,224,000, over the. total  value of cheese exported in October)..  1922.. The United-Kingdom'"was by,';  far the. largest' consumer, taking  215,000: cwt;,' valued'at $4,634,000;-'  According to an announcement of  Hon. E..H. Armstrong/ Premier of  Nova Scotia and Minister-of .Mines,.  the coal production of his. province  for this, year will reach .at least-  6,200,000 tons'; an increase over, last  year's -production -of 4,642,196 "tons ;  of more than 1,500,000''.tons.VThe  outlook for 1924 isencouragingv-.":  The Prince of- Wales, unless inter-"*  fered with by affairs .of state, in-;  tends tomake annual visits'-.to'his.'.  Alberta ranch, William.'-Carlyle,-  superintendent of the ,E."P." Ranch,,  told - the-; members ��������� of the Canadian-  Society -of'Technical Agriculturists  in addressing them at Toronto, recently. :' ������ ''  be licenced by the provincial government''and there will "be desperately  few .licences given."  In his opinion the redistribution  bill had given to both Vancouver  and Victoria too many representatives. , He would have more for the  rural-districts. He believed that the  university lands subdivison should  pay for the cost of the unversity  and leave an endowment fund. Oni  the subject of the public enquiries a-  mendment recently passed ho admitted its danger and stated that  it should be used with care. He  hold forth no hope of being able to  collect from soldier settlerB the a-  raounts they had originally contracted to pay for lands.  , Fur traders in the distant parts  of Alberta, Saskatchewan and British .Columbia; ordinarily weeks and  months from mail service, are now  getting regular quotations on furs'  from the Calgary Herald's radio  broadcasting service.  HOUSE TO OPEN FKBIlIiARY SM*  iOTTAAVA, Jan. 15.���������Parliament  will open on Thursday, Kebraary 28.  Announcement of the date of tho  opening was made by Premier Mackenzie King at the close of a cabinet meeting last evening. The date  is almost'-a month later than that  of last year, when ' parliament assembled on January 31.  >his Saturday the. Y. W. C. A.  boys of New Westminster will invade  our city and hold forth in the rink  with the Senior A Basket Ball team.  A team from Agassiz will meet the  Senior B's the same evening.  The annual, winter carnival at  Banff, - which is yearly , becoming  more popular and is attracting  sporting enthusiasts from all parts  of the continent, will. be. held February 2-9, 1924,, while the Banff  annual bonspiel will take place February 4-9. - ���������  According to estimates made by  fhe Rt. Rev. Dr. G. Exton Lloyd,  Bishop of Saskatchewan, that province has room for another empire  north of Prince Albert and North  Battleford. The bishop has just  completed a six weeks' tour of the  limits of settlement in his diocese,  covering 2,400 miles, and estimates  that homes and livings for 250,000  could be provided in the country referred to.  Mrs. McClenahan, who has.been  visiting her son in Seattle, is expected home this week-end.  The adverse balance of grain  shipments through Canadian as  against United States ports is being steadily reduced, according to  statistics compiled by the Marine  Department. In 1916 only 91,082,-  702 bushels of Canadian grain were  shipped through Dominion ports,  where as 165,949,989 bushels were  shipped through the States. The  figures for 1923, up to September  1st, on the other hand, show that  Canada now ships nearly half her  grain through her own ports. During this, period the amount registered has been 108,548,485, bushels  despatched via Canadian ports and  120,628,438 via those of the United  States.        '     * _  A Great Tribute to a Great Canadian  'A   nt'w , oJiutiiKrapli ot   lhe   I.ATI  I.OKU  SJUAUUHNKSSY.  Iiih  death.  taken   shortly   before  '"PHI*; death ot" Lord- Shaughnessy"  *-'.'in Montreal, on December 10th,  brought buds- into the public.mind  something - oi ' the history of those  days, immediately following upon  CoiifVderatior.', in which Canada  tool; her first strides towards nationhood.' He. was one of the last  of. that remarkable group of pioneers with imagination to see Canada's potential future and the force  of character to give it such a start  towards realization as did the building of the Catnidiar; Pucil'ic Railway. Great men all, Lord Shaughnessy was as great a nation builder  as uny, but his personality lost nothing of its humanity as his greatness became more widely recognized  The tribute paid his memory by  E. W Buntty, President of the  Canadian Pacific Railway, is a just  appreciation by one who knew him  us ir/timately as >mother man could,  Mr.   Hoiitty  smd:���������  "The di'iith of Lord Shaughnessy  ha.������ removed from Canadian life its-  most outstanding figure. Public  men. have come mid gone, arid their  respective merits as I think have  been duly appreciated by the people  of this country. Rut in no single  instance, so far as my observation  goes, has one mar; combined the  achievement, the mentality, the  force of character and the human  qualities of generosity, charity and  consideration for his fellow-men in  .the same degree as the late Chairman of the Canadian Pacific Railway '  "Always he was a strict disciplinarian, but his discipline was imper-  Bonal. and his warm Irish disposition  reflected . itself   iu   numerous  acts of kindness, which increased  lhe loyalty he always inspired in  those who were associated with  him.  "He possessed in a remarkable  degree an acuteness of mental reasoning which few men enjoy. Nothing-was overlooked by him, and no  act that was meritorious escaped his commendation. Thoroughly  schooled as "he was in the advantages of good reading, he became a  great student of literature and u.  sagacious critic of pubiic affairs.  To those who knew him intimately  his qualities of sympathy and  charity were perhaps the most impressive.  "He had a unique career, filled  with initiative, enterprise and courage, iiaving run the threo-seoro  y/iurs and ten he has departed with  a record that few Cunar-iiai;.- havo  ever made, and all his aei'iimplish-  mofits and successes were clean.  Never in his official oi his personal'  life lias a suggestion been made  against thv complete integrity that  I'tiarai'teri'/.etl  all  his  uuliuiis.  "In 'l/ord Shaughnessy, Canada  lose:- its most distinguished, mo.it  loyal  and most  efficient citizen."  Mr. Realty had a fir.-al interview  with Lord Shaughnessy at his bedside a few hours- before his death,  and at a time when Lord Shaughnessy realized that he had only a  few   hours   to   live.  "Lord Shaughnessy's last word3  to me," said Mr. Heatty, "wero  significant of sentiments which had  actuated him in his administration  of the company over a long period  of years. They were: "Maintain  the property. It is a great Canadian property, and a great Canadian  enterprise," ,     --  I ^^^ ___^_      mmmmmm  vm^i&-tF&r4j^xvm^nsi&^^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST  , ,,'ivle, Alberta, were Iho gnosis ol AH.  mid Mrs. Lome Farrow a row days  this week, on their way to Salem,  Oregon. ;.~tt���������  Miss Anna and Helen McCallum  woro visitors in Vancouver al the  week-end. .,  Mrs. .1. Parton is visiting m .Hammond.  Russia h 'i more illiterates, and at  the same I mc, more bookshops than  any other country in Europe.  . , . ,     The   largest   consignment' of   ?Mc  r.,n i ,���������iin������-* Aid of the Presbyter-   from  the  Orient  for many  months,  A shipment of silk from China,  consisting of ten carloads', valued at  two million dollars, went forward  from Vancouver to New York  under specinl guard over the Canadian Pacific lines recently.  uary 22nd, from 3 o'clock until 0  o'clock. A. "ico programme ol  music Is being arranged. II l������ a\-  peclcd Hint Prof II. Harvey will Kl\e  Jt few numbers during tbo ������lternoon.  Mrs. N. MeLcocI of Willliuns Lake  has been the guest of.his sister, Mia.  C. L.   Miller. ,     ,,        .,,  Mrs.  Upliam and  her brother M .  II.   (iliidwln   vlHltud   Vancouver- thlB  W������Mr". and Mrs. .1. C. Alilor of Newton, wore lhe gucUs or their dangler Mrs. S. Bodlowoii Wednesday.  Mr. and Mrs. C L. Miller, Mrs.  H. llrown and Mr. N. McLood are  holidaying in Seattle.  Every day! Why buy slalc bread at 2 Loaves  lor 15 mils when you-can gel our Bread fresh  every (lav al 4 LOAVES FOR 25 CENTS? His Al  Bread, iJo, as our growing list of customers can  verity. We will be glad to' deliver it. Leave  i/our money al home.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  The first of n series of six now  seaplanes being constructed for the  Canadian Government'has just been  delivered. Tho new planes are to  be used in forest patrol for tlie prevention  of destruction  by fire.  If you are preparing   Pigs so   that they   will make  SlSo\������Po������1-rXfyui������led,'.you   need   some   oi our  Stra"vhich������pigs must have io'be 'healthy and thrive  .$15.00  PERSONALS  Mr. Dan Gillis, foreman of the  B. C. Telephone gang who are working in Abbots :oi"l this    week     inei   a aiUlw nM| _ b..   with a painful accident on Monday,   hall on ,rridav evenlng, January 25  .,���������,��������� ,.���������,, ���������.,            m,   minor   who has been vis  Tho  Soldior     Settlement     Hoard,  which now comes directly under the  Dept.   of   Immigration,  and   is   being  very  largely   used   in   receiving and  placing immigrants with fanners as  they arrive in the country is al present engaged in    malting a'     canvass  among the I'urniers of the district In  , an endeavor to obtain the names   of  | those who arc now in need of farm  help or will be    engaging such help  in the spring.     It, would be  of material assistance    and    should    be a  benefit to such      farmers    if    they  would  coninuinicate    their    requirements at once  to the  Hoard's  representative in    the district,    Mr. .1. ,b.  Patterson,    address  P.  0.  Hox   Ififi,  Honey, H. C.  or    telephone    Haney  r>7X.     To   facilitate  the  work,    and  make sure of this help, names should  he sent in without delay.  In  lhe last,  few months    some of  Hie Hritish harvesters who    came, to  11. C. afler harvesting on  the prair-  , . ics have been very acceptably placed-  ' ' In  the district among  farmers,      us  Under the auspices of the Abbots-   welI as a numUer of Swiss and other  ford-Sumas   Agricultural   Association   i,ewComers  arriving     directly     from  a dance will be giveii in the theatre   Europe  Following the disastrous earthquakes and (j������ 'os which devastated  large areas in' Japan, the Canadian  Pacific liners "Empress of Canada"  and "Kmprcss of Australia" were  thrown open to the accommodation  of thousands of refugees, while the  officers und men of the vessels did  splendid work in organizing and  assisting rescue parties.    .  I. J. SPARROW  Avemle ABBOTSFORD. B. C.  Willi        ll       IJU.4.4.     ..        _ _  v--!ien the cover o? a manhole fell o:i  his foot, bruising it badly.  Plans are now complete for the  Burns night .vhich .will be held in  the Masonic Hall on Frida/ evening,  January   25th.  Miss Margaret Smith of Chilliwack spent the week-end at her  home in Abbotsford.  Mr. and Mrs. L. Collinson and  little daughter of Vancouver are the  guesis of Mrs. Collinson's mother,  Mrs. 11. Fraser, prior to their departure for  England next month.  rlhe local teams' of basketball  jou.noyeil to Mission City .on Saturday evening,, and were defeated in  the 'two games played.  Miss Helena Olsen, who has been  visiting her home here, has returned  to the Royal Columbian Hospital,  New Westminster; to take up her  duties again,  Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Farrow and  Mr, and Mrs. McDaniels were the  visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs.  \V. Ferris of Ladner, last Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. H. McNeil and family have returned from visiting  Mr. McNeil, sr. in Okotoks, Alberta.  At the annual meeting of the British Columbia Poultrymen's Association, held in Vancouver last week,  Mr. A. George of Abbotsford was  elected as convenor of the executive  committee  for the ensuing year.  Mr. and Mrs. Albert ��������� K; Arnold  (nee Miss C. Gauthier of Abbotsford)  who were recently married in Chilliwack,* will take up residence here,  upon their return from a honeymoon  spent in coast cities.  Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Cunningham  of Port Moody were the week-end  guesU of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Rudgo  of De Lair road.  The Clayburn football team wi'l  meet the Mission players at Mission  City on Saturday in a game for too  Pakcnham Cup.  The annual congregational meeting of the Presbyterian Church will  be held next Tuesday evening, January 22nd,    in the   church at    eight  o'clock.  Mrs. Robert Duncan and two children left on Thursday for Seattlo  where they will reside in the future.  Their many friends regret their removal, hut. wish :them prosperity in  their  new  home.  At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walker a jolly house party was enjoyed  last Friday evening, their many  friends gathering to welcome them  on their  return to Abbotsford  from  Scotland.  A very enjoyable house parly  was held at the home of Harry  Kcane last Friday evening, when  Imnies, music and dancing were indulged in.  Ai. tin; regular incetiug of the  Tuxis Square held in the Pariah Hall  on Wednesday evening, a fine report of the proceedings of tin: Tuxis  Square Parliament, held In Victoria,  was giviMi by the delegate, Donald  Benedict. The boys have received  their club pins, which are vehy effective in design.  Miss C. Fraser will leave shortly  for Bellinghani where she will enter  the hospital to train as a nurse.  A young man by the name pf Geo.  Man- was arrested by Constable  Hroughton on Monday evening, and  was brought before magistrate  Shorlreed charged with issuing  worthless cheques, and forging a  local merchant's name. He was sent  to a higher court for trial.  ��������� Rev. A. H. Priest conducted services in St. George's Church, Vancouver, last Sunday, Rev. Mr.  Wea-  Mrs W. miller, who has been vib-  itng her home here, has returned to  Bellinghani. ,  Mr. and Miss    Warren of    Ciaig  Services will be held in St. Math-  ever.y Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  The rapid increase in the export  butter trade ef Saskatchewan during  the past year or two, has been tho  outstanding fc.lure of the Provincial'.dairy industry. Recently the  Saskatchewan Cooperative Creameries made a shipment of 25,000 lbJ.  of butter to China.    t  For almost two decades the major  portion of the world's supply of  cobalt has been derived from the  silver-cobalt-nickel arsenides of the  Cobalt district, according to figures  compiled by the Dominion Bureau-of  Statistics. The cobalt production of  Canada in 1922 was 569,960 pounds,  which ,at $3.25 a pound, "would be  worth  $1,852,370.  Canada's trade within the Empire  is increasing. For the twelve months  ended July! Canada exported to  other parts of the Empire goods  amounting to $453,437,899. This is  in comparison with $354,992,074. the  figure for the corresjwmdirig twelve  months previous. Imports from British Empire countries, during the two  twelve months' periods were: Ended  July, 1923. S195.811.190; ended July,  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  RBSAL-BSTATK-Money to Loan on Good Pann Mortgages  A. McCallum  Abbotsford  Helping   to  Sell  Canadian  Scenery  HXCKIiLKNT   SRKYICK  Did you ��������� forget to order  something this morning and  you "just knew your grocerman  won't deliver this late?" Get  in the habit of buying your  groceries where they give perfect delivery satisfaction. It  is our aim to please you at any  f time and at all times.  Mr. Jack Matthews of New Westminster is an inmate of the Royal  Columbian  Hospital.  Nil  railroad on  tne  <  khii'*   than  a  cenLii  i iiiiLiiielii   ul  r\   old.  yet  America   1?  Miui'h  H   seems,   and   is  ,Ilal.eil   a   fa.'" en   ti. Ule days  .if the old  bnrse-drawn  Wav   ^i,,,:!..;   and   the    r.   our-   drawn   hy   the  lr<l l,',r..in..tlvM which sui.ene.led Mien. I'l-rliapa  inM(1 ,l)1J(ltry ���������, l.lu- world has railroad engineering  made such ur..|sr������*sivf stride us in ( umitJn during  he last half century As late a, IS7II 73 the Quel.ec  (;,,v..riiineiil encourage! .ievelopment l.v IuiiIiIhik rail  wavs entirely of wood The rails wen- of *���������M���������  Lf.iM'd ban) maple, I? fcH in length but the km.LF  were w.-ak spot? which often eau.-.-.i the rail lo h.cik  and occasion a delay of, perhaps hours In .wul  wither no progress cj-uld he made at all and there  iire nut a few living today .who remember having to  help the'fireman anil engineer load up with wood in  ordei   to  speed  their   travel.       ���������  What a far cry it is, from the old cars, exposed  iu the elements at all times, or boxed in so that  fresh ait was at a premium, to lhe luxurious par or.  sleeping compartment and observation r.ar? o lociay  Canada had iust as much scenerj in the old days  as it has now. the same glorious expanses and wooded  hillsides, the same wonderful peaks and a."*'"''"'  rivers, yet Canadian scenery could uol t>������   cold   then,  AHIIVK is u   rtflirixluvliuti   Irom   an   old   prim   depictinx   >n  Trhil   of   Spi'i'il   between   Ml.'.Cooper'������   l.ocomotivr   Tom   Thumb'  and one of  Stockton   *' SlokcK    Horse  Cara.''  In   AukusI   11(30.  CKNTKK���������Bxlerior   of   Intent   rondel   observation   car    as   u������fd   h>   the  Canadian   Pacific   Railway;  tlKI.OW   arc   ink-riot    vii'Wi   ot   thr mine   luxurious   car  because it was almost impossible to enjoy what was  going on around, or that through which the voyager  was passing' as he was confined to a hard, narrow  seat for hours, with no comfort' other than the  thought   that   perhaps  the end  of  the  iournov  would  bring   relief.  When the operation of railroads ceased to tie a:,  experiment'and it was realized that the future of the  country. d������|iernled upon their development., the railway cniii|ianies realized thai Che tourist traffic w:������s  a source of revenue to he_ cultivated and the first  oliaerval.ioti coaches' were "introduced 1 heftt were  little more than glorified day coaches with an o(ieri  platform at the rear. Soon, however the demand  by tourists foi special accornmodatioi.' became so  iiisi.stent. that special equipment had to l.i :onstrin:U'd  fni them Durinj> the past few years, the magnificent  iil.survation ears: such-as are used on tht- Canadian  Pacific have been evolved, and the.se. tou^thei with  the modern all steel compartment arid othe.i cars  ensure   thr-   irafteller such  comfort   that   tp  travel   is  a delight  , There.-is now no convenience possible which the  traveller does not enjoy. While traversing the  Knekies lie maj use the .regular ���������coaches, or, during  the .summer, the open observation cars The ol.serva  tion coaches, as used elsewhere , enablf him to see  the country he passes through from a comfortable  chair. Special smoking rooms are also provided,  in   all   things   pertaining   to   railroad   travel   and  ���������orivi'Mience   the   railways   ot   Canada   have   set   the  pace for those oi olliei parts of the continent,  A grizzly bear barbecue will ������������������ be  one of the features, of'the Winter  Carnival  at Banff  in  February.  Ten Canadian and three United  States teams have already entered  for the Eastern International Dog  Derby, which will by run during the  Winter Carnival in Quebec, February 21, 22 and 23.  Progress and bright prospects in  the development of sodium sulphate  in Saskatchewan .is reported by the  Bureau of Labor and' Industries.  Sodium sulphate recovered from  Saskatchewan deposits is now being1  used in the manufacture of glass at  Redcliff.  Mr. and Mrs. J.-H. Gibbard motored to the.coast on Tuesday, where  they will spend a few days.  NEGLECTED FEET  If you are troubled with tired,  aching feet���������-don't delay a visit  to our Foot Specialist. Let him  demonstrate to you  A report of the British Columbia  Industrial Commission Department  shows loans to industries amounting  to $1,176,094 embracing GO plants.  Repayments .have been ' made on  principal by 55 industries. Total repayments amount to $181,428, of  which $71,2-15   was  interest.  For   the   purpose    of   extending  Canadian   trade   in   Greece,  Turkey  and the Eastern Mediterranean, W.  McL. Clarke,- Canadian Trade Con  missioner at Milan, Italy, has. t  instructed   to   visit   these   count:  and report on the opportunities...  the sale of Canadian goods.  Mr. M. DesBrisa'y was a visitor in  town  yesterday.  Foot Comfort Appliances  end show you  bow in most  Instances he  can at very  small cost banish all foot discomfort ��������� broken down ach- Df SehoWl root~Eazer  ing arches,foot ensestliefeetunuKivesi.-r-  pains, corns, mediate relief. Supports  Vinninnq    nnrl   the arch Bpringtly.   Light  Dunions   ana   of)(, comrorl,lbie. M..y We  Callouses. worninyourregulnrBhoea.  Examination and Advice Free  Sold by  F. J. R. Whitchelo  '/    J       i   '.���������/^W^/SWR./  BwrwwremiiaisiwBfflTafflffiJIffl������!  ^^^^^^mmwm^sEm^mm^^mM^&WiMW)  ^^W^PM^^i^^^^^H^^

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