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 i:  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star  ���������.^JL-.-A.*..  Vol.'XXL, No. 11  ^ff?^!I^M^TS<iii^*TB^S^^^^!^^^i^^^^^T^?rr!!^  ;esa.'^-^  srsr  ABBOTSFORD, .15, C.  FRIDAY, JAN.  21, 1921  <&$$������&$$&> O  $1.00 per Year  The sixty gnosis who as-  dinner represented  each  Putting Ahbotsfird  Permanently on Map  By Banquet Way  The banquet given by the Abbols-  ford District Board ol' Trade on  Friday evening last at tho Abbolsford  .Hotel was, in tho words of lion. 10. D.  Barrow, a gathering untune in ilia  experience  sembled for  section of the district aud all its var-  ? ied industries. At tho head lablc Pros  idem. N. Hill was flanked by the  provincial minister of agriculture raid  the federal member for tlie riding.  Mr. Fowler represented the Vancouver Board of Trade, and ex-Mayor  Gray that of Now Westminster.   ,  When lhe ninth course disappeared  satisfactorily from the tables, Mr.  Hill proposed the toast of loyalty and  introduced the speakers of the  evening.  Mr. MacGowan punctured some  highly interesting remarks with astonishing figures of the industrial  development of the district. The  Abbotsford Lumber Mill, with 2GO  ,. employees, the Clayburn Brick Co.,  with a payroll of 150, and the Smith-  Hutchinson mill, with seventy, were  tlie largest concerns. Smaller mills  with the Pacific Milk Company's  condensery, contributed much to the  industrial welfare of this town. He  also discussed the splendid railway  facilities, .the necessity of a government Post Office and Customs  Building and the Sumas reclamation  project.  Dr. Swift in urging the immediate  need for a general hospital, spoke of  the great work clone in one year  under the able management of Mrs.  McGuire. The nursing home has been  a great benifit not only to the town-  site but to adjacent municipalities as  well. During the past year about 170  patients patients had passed through  the home.  Captain Cope, in enlarging upon  the agricultural possibilities of the  country about Abbotsford, offering  every variety of agricultral production," and declared that of the J������G returned men on the land in tlie district  all but 8 had made good. He made an  eloquent appeal for sympathetic interest from older settlers,particularly  towards the .'imperial comrades aud  their wives, who were facing conditions strange to them.  Mr. F. B. Stacey M. P., expressed  warm appreciation of the speeches  that had given a remarkable summary of the development of tne  district, evincing particular interest  in the report on the returned men. In  a speech of great earnestness and  candor, the member asked for a sane  'sober, cautious judgment on the  economic conditions of the Dominion.  Retrenchment in public works development had been vitally necessary  during the war, they were not yet  clear of war conditions, and Canada  was preparing to face a new alignment ot relationships with the rest  of the Empire.  He warned his audiences that an  American senator had stated tno  probable increase of the tariff under  the New Republican regime, if this  threat is carried out, it means an un-  vsurmountable barrier against Canadian exports aud a closer union in  the British Commonwealth.  The lion. 10. D. Barrow, Minister  of agriculture, stated that five or six  ,  dredges would be put on the Sumas  reclamation  project    and     that    the  work would be completed in June,  11)22, therefore tlie settlers of this  .vast district need fear no more  floods after (his year. Mr. Barrow  also intimated that if arrangements  can be made to increase the. 160 acre  aroa of Abbotsford town-site by including a portion of Matsqui and  Sumas municipalities, steps will be  taken to incorporate Abbotsford as  a town instead of, . as at present,  having it. designed as an unorganized'  district.  ,   In  connection   with   tho    hospital  matter,  tho,   Minister    advised    -the,  I citizens to decide upon the style and  j size of tho hospital, the probable in-  j come,  and   the  contributions  locally  -towards such  an    institution,    after  i which   the  government   would   prob-  l ably consider  the  matter  favorably.  In  reference  to  the  urgent  need   of  goods roads    in',  the.    district,    the  Minister stated that    Public    Works  Department was one of the few whore  expenditures    could    be    materially  reduced and for that reason  he did  not anticipate that any large expenditures would be made on other than  main thoroughfares.  Abbotsford was becoming a small  fruit centre and he would earnestly  advise the growers to unite in seeking a staple market at a favorable  price, as four times the quantity of  small fruits raised two years ago  would be produced this year. Jam  factories'were-stocked up with high-  priced produce. Unless other markets  were secured the outlook might be  serious, but already associated growers were making the way for the dis-"  ; posal of the fruit in the Northwest, at  good prices. This co-operative effort should be increased.  Mr. Harrow complimented the  citizens of Abbotsford for their  great community spirit and designated the district as. the finest in  that respect in the . Fraser Valley.  Touching on the soldier . settlers he  declared that he was glad to sec the  splendid spirit of. co-operation between the veterans and the citizens.  Mr. Fowler brought greetings from  Vancouver, which he humorously  remarked, seemed to him now to ��������� be  too far from Abbotsford ever lo  amount to much. Ho gave an interesting talk on "Responsibility of  Citizenship", aud handled the subject in an entertaining and interest^  ing manner. He urged the Board of  Trade.to take active part in the Associated Boards of Trade.  Ex-Mayor Gray, in a witty speech  advised a generous comunity-spii'it  and a, more popular attitude towards  taxes, as without taxation no kind of  government could function. He  pointed out to the members of tho  Board that in time some sort of  sewerage must be provided but warned them about too high a tax rate.  He offered Iho hearty co-operation of  the New Westminster Board where-  over possible.  In the course of tho evening Mr.  Downie rendered one of his popular  songs and as the gathering dispersed  it was fell, tliat a new impetus had  been given to the development of the  district.  Retail Merchants  |      Form Organization  | On Thursday . evening tlie merchants of the town held a. meeting  at.; which it was decided to form a  nota.il Merchants' Association, and  (he. following officers, were'elected:  President���������R. DesMazes.  1st Vice-Pros.���������S. F.  White.  2nd Vice-Pres.���������H. Harlow.  Secretary���������J. P. Weir.  Treasurer���������George Wright.  An .organization such as the above  should be of great value to the town  and emphasizes the fact that Abbotsford is growing.  PERSONALS  a  Starr,  MASS  MEETING  FOR  NEXT   WEDNESDAY   EVENING  The people of Matsqui, Sumas and  Abbotsford are asked ��������� not to forget  the mass meeting on Wednesday evening next, January 26th, in the Alexandria Hall, for the purpose of organizing for the new hospital to be  established this year.  The committees which were appointed to "go,'into the matter have  now collected .a'Ji the necessary data  for which th'ey>Nvere appointed, and  are anxious that^a very large number  of people be pj  suit of their '%i  It is rumored >(  highly successful  All interested"'^  every person in J  ent to hear the re-  k along this line,  at they' have been  as committeemen.  iuldbe present, and  he several districts  should be interested, as a hospital is  for their own welfare and the advancement of the^co.mmunity in general. A hospital'is/ required, " arid  now is the proper������tlme to set about  getting one, in the opinion of a great  many people.  Remember all are welcome, especially the ladies of the district, who  have in the past shown that anything  in the way of public welfare upon  which they have set their mark of  approval Is sure to.be a success.  ORCHESTRA FOR  PRESBYTIORTAN CHURCH  The At Home social given on  Thursday evening by Mrs. Mclnnes to  the members of the newly organized  orchestra of the Presbyterian church,  was a grand success" socially as well  as for a pleasing time, and was very  highly appreciated by those present-  which wore the members of the new  orchestra, and their friends.  A good contribution has been received from the people of Abbotsford  and will enable the purchasing of  musical instruments at an early date  and after some good hard practice  it is intended to give a musical concert.  Mrs. Warren, Snr. of Vancouver is  visiting.Mrs. A.  Ryall.  Mrs.. R.  Thomas of  Mission .spent  Thursday here witn f.'iends.  BORN: To Mr. and Mrs. Perry  adaughter.  Mrs. Barrett entertained the ladias  of the Embroidery Club at her home  on Tuesday afternoon.  Mr. Ellis McMillan and Francis  Fossett have returned home 'from  Spences Bridge.  The Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian  Church are giving a play on Tuesday  evening, January 25th, in the Alexandria Hall, entitled "An Old-Time  Ladies Aid Meeting at Mohawk Cross  Roads."  A,public mass meeting will be held  in the Alexandria Hall on January 2 6  representatives to be present from all  surrounding districts. The figure "com  plete. for building the hospital is  $19,500. Equipment and furnishings,  etc, $3000. It is expected that' the  hospital will be on a .paying bases  in three months' time.  Plans are being prepared for a  picture show with a 50 foot frontage  on Essendene Ave., corner of Cyril  street to seat 350 people.  Mr. Frank McCallum who has finished his course in Vancouver has returned home.  On Tuesday, the home of Mr. Robt.  Bousfield was destroyed by fire. The  house was partly covered by in  surance.  Miss Grace Kennedy has been on  her vacation, visiting Mr. and Mrs.  ���������H. ;B. Hill of Armstrong, formerly, of  Abbotsford but has now resumed her  duties in Vancouver.  Mrs. VV. Kennedy has returned to  her home now to spent the winter.  Rev. W. Robertson conducted the  services in the Kitsilano Presbyterian Church ��������� on Sunday, and Mr.  Brookes of Clayburn supplied the  pulrn't here and in Huntingdon in his  absence.  It is    proposed to    hold a    Flower  Show in August, and    regular     l������ air  around September  1.5111,  Ji)2L.       All  Annual Meeting  Held On Monday  A meeting of lhe Agricultural Association was held on Monday night,  January 17th, in the    Q.   W.    V.    A.  Club rooms. The election of officers  was as folows:��������� President, A.    Hul-  ton Harrop: 1st Vice, Reeve J. Cook;  2nd Vice, A. McCallum; 3rd Vice, J.  L.    Preston;    Sec-Treasurer, M. M. ���������  Shore; Ass't:    Treasurer, R.    Leary;  Directors;  W. H. Hadden, J. A. Mac  Gowan, C. Wallace, S. D. Trethewey,  C. O. D. Bell, J. Brydges, F. E. White,  A'. George, L.    Ambrose,   A.    Thorn-  waite, N. Hill, A. M. ���������   King,    W.    W.  Groat, R. H. Eby, E.    A.    Barrett, A.  Brokoski. G. Gough,    Capt. Cope, W.  Porter, G. R. Wright, G. H. Kerr, D.  Rucker, Jas. Frith,    W.    Wells,    A.  Campbell, H. R. Brown.  Convenor Ladies Committee:���������. Mrs.  R.  H. ,���������Eby;   Membership, A.  Harrop,  Finance, J. Brydges;  Sports,    J.    A.  MacGowan, Advertising, A.    George;  Prize List, president and conveners of  various committees; Honey, F. White  Poultry, G. L. Preston;  Field Products, W,'W.  Groat; Garden,    H.    R.  Brown;   Live   Stock,   A.     Campbell;  Grounds, W. Wells; Hall, R. H. Eby:  Entertainment, A. M. King and E. A."  Barrcll:. Fruit,  C.   Wallace;     Dairy,<  J. Frith. Honorary    Members: ���������  Senator-J. D. Taylor, T. B. Stacey M.  P. and E. D. Barrow, Minister of  agriculture.  entries close at 5 P. M. the first day  and everything must be in the Hall  at noon'of the same day and stock  must be-in at 10.30 the second day.  Nothing must be removed 'until'4.30  P. M. It is desired to amalgamate  Abbotsford, Sumas, "Matsqui and Al-  dergrove and Mr. J. Brydges, Mr  Angus Campbell, Mr. J. L. Preston,  Mr. J. Downie and Mr. F. 10.. White  have been chosen as a committee to  confer with others when called upon.  A tea will be served at   the    residence of Mrs. N. Mill on the afternoon  of  Wednesday January  2*Uh.   in  of St. Matthew's Chancel Guild.  aid  GAUAGE FOKMS  A  NEW  COMP  The Abbotsford Hotel which is now  in the hands of the painters, and  when completed will be one of Uie  largest and best hostelrics in the Fraser Valley.  I have now a full line  Foods and Dismfcclanls:  of lhe following Slock  enoieum  Animal Invigorator  ���������A  tion  and  its I  J. J.  dc-orderizer of national reputa-  ;  also a disinfectant for poultry  stock.    Guaranteed  the beat of  dud on the market.  ��������� (Woodhouso)  one of the best ln-  vigorators for horses and cattle during (lie,cold wot days of winter. Some  stockmen think there is nothing like  it.  ���������Best on the market as a perfect  food for all young stock. It is just  the thing for them during the time  when there is but little grass.  Feed Store  SPARROW  The Abbotsford Garage and . Machine Shop has been incorporated  with a capital of $20,000. The object of incorporation is Hie extension  and enlargement of the business, installing new and more up-to-date  equipment and to generally make tho  business one that the (own will be  proud of, and incidentally, of course  having for the owners an equipment  that will be able to handle all kinds  of garage  work.  It is .intended that the present  building will be very considerably enlarged at an early date, the owners  being firmly convinced that Abbotsford--is one of the best centres in tho  Fraser Valley for a gait.ge that is  equipped to take charge of all kinds  of work thai requires expert skill  and up-to-the-minute machinery.  .   Wc are having a  our customers   arc  The annual meeting of St. Matthews Church was held in the Church  on Sunday evening, January J.Oth.  the Vicar presiding. The following  officers wero appointed for the year  192 1.��������� Peoples' Warden, G. F.Pratt  Envelope Clerk, J. W. Winsome;  Secretary-Treasurer, W. A. Ackland;  Dejegates to Synod, N. Hill and J. W.  YVfnson; Alternates, .E. Webster and  10. A. Barrett. Satisfactory progress was reported. A chancel Guild  was formed to take care of the  Church and a class for Bible Study to  be hold on Wednesday evenings was  decided upon.  wonderful sale, and many of  gelling genuine Bargains.  The Sale continues until lhe 27th and in Lhe meantime the bargains" will be taken advantage  of until they are all gone. Why not ;  few while they lasl. Read these:  MEN'S and BOYS' CAPS���������  Wo have positively the best, assorted Stock  of Quality Cnpa ever shown in the district.  All values up to $4.50 to clear at. . . .$2.95  All Values up to $3.00 to clear at $1.95  All values up to $2.00 to clear at $1.25  SPECIAL PRICES ON ALL MEN'S  Hats. Some as low as $1.95. We  handle thc.Ino. B. Stetson and Wood-  row���������two of the best makes obtainable.  LADIES' SWEATERS���������All Wool in  a dozen Styles, Coal and Pullover���������-  Colors, Green, Old Rose, Pink, Blue,  American Beauty and Red. "'  Regular Values to $15.00 for ..   ..  Regular  $10.50  for   . .....   Regular  $8.50  for   LADIES'    TWEED   RAINCOATS���������  These coats are direct from the manufacturer. Positively the best quality procurable; lined with silk and all seams vulcanized,  Regular  $35.00 for $24.95  Regular $30.00 for   ,  $22.50  ,$9.75  . $7.85  .$5.75  Do yon know what makes Andrews  smile go these days���������ask him.  B.   C.   Phone,   4  Fanners'   Phono   1007  \\wB������BSg&3ff&l^^ Page Four  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  -.<>  nrtSfrrr  3C  /THE .ABBOTSFORD POST  Published IS very Friday       ������ ��������� ���������  <S. A. Bates,; Editor and Proprietor  Member of the Canadian Weekly    Newspapers'    Association.  Fit! DAY, JANUARY 21,  11)21.  Down' in Delta they arc-going to  have lhe fun of another election.  I'roniier John Oliver, who was driven out of Dewdney recently took refuge'in Delta where, he was elected  no doubt under the impression that  no matter what happened ho would  during the coming five years represent that grand district of the Krusor  Valley, but tho lure of the Society  Life of (he1* great capital was too  much for the country gentleman  and he has succumbed to the enticements of city versus country representation���������and will rperesent Victoria. Wonder what he will do at  next election, with tlie doors of both  Dewdney and Delta electoral districts  closed  against   him?  happened , with  Mr. Tisdall's surplus  'of 'i-IS   votes.   Each  other candidate  got -WS-112'lLh of the second choice  votes coming to. him. '  The gentle art of playing both  ends against the middle depends for  its ultimate success upon the anility  of iho operator to keep. the. middle  ignoiant of his activities at the ends  "    this political axiom-is commended'  to JUOdsrs Oliver and  are attempting" the t  sufficient   dexterity, to   conceal ��������� it  A few days ago the Attorney-General summoned a-reporter from a  hospitable newspaper and -forecasted some startling provisions he proposed   incorporating in     the . forth-  And  here wc meet with a feature  which   requires  a   little   explanation.  10von in "P. It.", elections people will  plump.   In. the  hypothetical  case  we  have taken, we have not allowed for  this. Let us suppose, hoy/ever, that,of  the HI  votes eight    were    plumpers.  That would make no difference as to  the   number   of   trans'ferrable   votes,  . 17, but it wouldNmean a great deal o,f  {difference as to their value. For instead  of   distributing  the surplus  in  the proportion  of 17  to 51 it would,  now be distributed in the proportion,  of .87to 'l'i., and the other.candidates  would benefit accordingly. If as many  as 17, had plumped, that is, indicated  only .one  choice,  their     first,     each  second  choice  would  be  worth  halt-  value. Jf 3-1 had Plumped, the fraction would become  17-17ths';   that is  each transferred second choice    vote  J H. ,J|)N:ES  Funeral-Director  agent; FOR; HEADSTONES:  r  *hone Ccinn.sction. Mission City  For1 a Good .SmolceTry  d & Old Sport.  CIGARS  O.   C.   CIGAR    FACTORY  WILBERG & WOLZ. props  bams,   whoiwou](] be 0(iual t0 a  rick     without  on a superficial glai  first choice. This  ncc, seems hardly lair, it must be remembered, how-  l over,  that  the- system   alms  to   give  ; the results that would occur did, the  voters  know   beforehand   how     they  ���������could best make their votes effective.  Clearly, if the voters who cast the 17  coming  liquor   law.    There . is  good I transferable ballots 'had .known in ad  i������nn tiAn        r r\        hnliniiri      ll> it 1 k!n n s. +- i ������-v.������*  i -^  reason to. believe that his ., action  was hurried by the liquor, trade to  whom he had given definite assurances, during the recent campaign,  as a result of which- they saved him  from defeat in . Vancouver. They  were doubtless anxious that there be  no delay in formally .'committing the  government to Mr. Fan-is' undertakings.  The situation is embarrassing to  the leader of the government. He.  cannot deny the offending forecast.  He dare not repudiate his colleague  Ho he takes refuge in assumed ignorance and in bland dismay over a  "leak".    The good yeomen of Delta  Alex." S. Duncan  Barrister,   . Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Ruikling;  Phone. 8001 P. O. Box Of)  MISSION CITY, B.C.  f)  Every lime you "telephone you have at your  ready command, properly worlh millions of dollars. Thousands are actually used for the:long  distance call, and for your.simplest message you  have lhe use of hundreds of dollars wbrlh of property.  The.service must always be kept up to maximum usefulness.  The telephone system is a vast, vitalized planl,  bul is accepted in such a mailer of fact way that  its immensity and efficiency is rarely realized.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  van.ee .that their favorite candidate  would have enough plumpers to  elect him they would . have given  their first choices to the candidates  be asked what would happen if the  number of plumpers w.f/s so great  that the number of. transferable votes  wras less than the ' surplus. " That  they preferred next after him. It may  possibility has not been overlooked  Only transferable votes can be transferred, so if in the case under consideration there had been only 40  plumpers, only ] 1 full value votes  would have been distributed, and  there would have been a-loss of-power,  owing -to plumping, of six' votes  -.i   n    *  4.1    ���������       i i       -vi        ,        , K1>   owing -io   piumping,   ui   ai.v   vuies  will find their old neighbor has lpng ; that        ht t0 have been available to  ago ceased to be candid.    Although | decid    whlch  candidate  was  t0    be  Painfully  endeavoring   to   do   so    he * elQcted  to  the second    lace_  In, Ml,_  has   not. yet   learned .to   be   cute.��������� Tlsdairs ,case thore were sevea plum_  Vancouver   World.  Proportional Representation  As indicated in an article on the  working out of Proportional Representation, as exemplified in the recent  aldermanic elections by the adventures of a John Doe ballot, published in The World on Saturday, there  is a point    in tho    counting  j pers,     or     non-transferable     votes.  ��������� That is why, instead of the fraction-  |al  value  transferred  being  448-1131  ths  it  was  44 8-lT24ths.  Dr. Q;R, Hpugen  Rental; Surgeon  Announces the opening of offices for the practise of  l/KNTISTRY  in the  "Windebank, Cement   Block  Phone   71 OS       Mission   City  So far, it will be observed, the will  of the electors has been ascertained  and expressed with the utmost accuracy.   We now come to the arbit-  -      =    where ' rary feature. It will be seen at once  science ends and an element of chan- \ that it would be extremely cumber-  ce is allowed to enter. That lJOint has'some to carry forward to each re-  nothing to do with the quota, which j maining candidate such awkward  is as scientific as possible, as anyone | fractional numbers as would . result  may demonstrate for himself. To from multiplying 448-1124 by the  take a simple instance, let it be number of second choice votes life had  supposed that two candidates are to  received. Take the case of Mr. Birch  ������������������ be elected and 100 votes'are polled  It is evident that if, following the  rule, we divide the number of votes  by one more than tho number of  candidates, that is, by three, we obtain a 'quotient of 33, neglecting  fractions. If; again following the rule  ,��������� we add one to the quotient, we obtain 3 4. Now, when two candidates  have each obtained 34 votes, no other  candidate can obtain that many.  Therefore, 34 is the lowest number,  that will elect only the required number of candidates or the quota. Similarly, in the aldermanic election,  where eight were to be elected, division of the total number of votes  (G13S) by one more (nine) gave a,  quotient of 682 and, adding one, the1  quota of G83 was obtained. When  eight candidates had each received  t>83 votes there could not be enough  left to elect another.  Nor is  the distribution of surplus  vols unscientific. To take the hypothetical   case   adduced,   let  it  be  supposed   that   one   of  these  candidates  obtained ~A votes. As it needed only  34 to elect    him, he    would    have a  surplus of 17 votes to go to the other  candidates,  but it would not be fan-  to take any   17  votes and distribute  them; ho, in the first instance, all the  leading  candidates' votes  are   given  out to I lie other candidates according  to  the    second'    choices    expressed.  Clearly, .however,    these    cannot be  counted at, their full value    as   that  would put them on a par with other  first choice voters and  result in the  voters   who   made  the   leading   candidate    their first choice having still  as much influence In the election of  'other candidates as if they had not al  .ready   expressed   a  Preference.   Each  individual   vote   must,   therefore,   be  regarded as used up to some    extent  and the extent is accurately indicated  by the proportion of surplus votes to  the vote polled for the candidate, that  is 17  to 51, or one-third. Therefore  a candidate who received say,  18 of  these second  choice votes, would  be  ���������credited with only six. That was what  who had only 39 first choice    votes.  Mr. Birch received three of Mr. Tisdall's votes, and when he was dropped  as  the lowest    man    and     the  Tisdall-Birch   votes  distributed,     according  to their third choices,  each  of     the   three   candidates  to  benefit  ���������(granting   that   the     third     choices  were all   different)     would    receive  but ?48-1124ths of a vote.    Tf those  candidates,  later on,  received   other  fractional  votes  in.the same  way it  may  be  imagined  what tremendously minute and  tiresome calculations  would be needed to establish the exact  number of  votes  added  in  each  case.    So,   in   practice,   Mr.   Birch   is  given one vote, his fractional allow-  jance   only   slightly    exceeding     one,  land one ballot paper, selected at hap-  hard, is   reserved  for  future  counts  ������u:d tho other two put away with the  rest   of   the   1.131   allocated   to   Mr  Tisdall,   lhr>se   being  considered     as  having exhausted  themselves in  the  [���������election   of  that   gentlemen    It   will  occur to  the reader that  at a  later  stutfo- the -fact that one ballot paper  rather than another had been chosen  may make all the difference in a close  contest.    Thoy   thought   so   in   Tasmania  and   for  years     insisted     on  working out, fractions and  fractional  multiples  of fractions  to     tho    last  possible   degree   of  accuracy.    Elsewhere the arbitrary selection of ballots   had   meanwhile   been   adopted  and  us a result of agitation in Tasmania in   favor  of the more exped-i  itlous   method   the  ballot  papers   in  several  elections.,  after  the  contests  had  been, decided, on the absolutely  scientific  system,   were handed  over  to a corps of experts to be recounted,  by  the other method.    A  surprising  discovery was made.    There was virtually, no  difference ,in  the, final  results.    The   law   of  chance   was   demonstrated   to   work   with   such   impartiality  that the error     was     not  mere than one in a million.     The allocation  on   the   third  count of  bal-,'  lots already once transferred by picking off the number required just as  Wm. Atkinson :  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist.  Fruitgrowers, order your  . Fruit ...Boxes, now  and.take advantage of the Jowest prices.  Every thing- made in B. C. Stock of  boxes will be carried during- fruit season.  o  23 years among the Stockmen of  the Fraser Valley. Am fumilar  with the different breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address   all  communications    to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B, O*  E. W. Bigelow  Barrister, Etc.  At J. A. CATHERWO.OD'S  Every   Friday  Phones:   Mission 1503  Long Distance:   Pt. Coqultlam  Phone 80  INCUBATORS  ^ND  for the coming hatching season,  which , will be the , biggest in the  history of this Province.  BUCKEYE,   JUBILEE, .RELIABLE,  PRAIRIE    STATE, und   ELECTRIC  INOURATORS    and    BROODERS.  CATALOGUES    FREE  WE like to do business with particular people, for particular people  like Chevrolet Cars.  The- sturdy construction, economy of operation, pleasing appearance and complete equipment  of the Chevrolet <lFour-Ninely"  Touring Car appeal lo discriminating purchasers.  844 Cum bio St.  VANCOUVER  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  MISSION 011% B. C.  they happened to come made less difference., to the candidates than the  loss of the vote of an elector, who  arrived a minute after the polls  closed. Tasmania quickly changed  to the less complicated system-���������  World '"  Some vrag has suggested that it  put the finishing touches to a high  school pupils' education if he or she  were to figure out the fractions of  proportional representation at election time.  WBSraRJWE!EF5S Z***������r������f ���������������������������"*���������' ������w������^i-^-H;^"^lw'������������'^',q!B(k;f*^1*^  #  x'������  THE ABBOTSFORD" POST  PAQte THRBtt ���������  v-  <  1  A-  '  4  -  I  ii  A.  McC-ALLUM,  Oi'1 ARBOTSFORI)    ELUCTlOi) REKVE OF MATSSQl-l   MUNICIPALITY  JAPANESE .MAKE  LIfiJIT OK  AND LAUO'II  AT KMLIGIOX  thoy have done for centuries. It docs  show, however, that in th" Japanese  mind," as  in   the  unconsciousness   of  The   Japanese   arc   a   people   who  tho human mind everywhere, there is  try to get as much fun out of the"in-'a  sense of sin.  of some violation  ot  ..   , . ,,        ��������� .,       ,.   ���������       .'right that one should  be afraid  of;  evitable as  they can.  As religion   is,    fan ,, ,     ���������������������������.,;,!,��������� ���������-,���������*(  ������ land as all moral responsibility must  a shi-kataga-nai kota, a thing that ass0ciitro itself with personality, a  can not be helped, they all unite in ��������� judge there should be to deal with  making the best of it and having as'it. And just as the sinner in Japan  much amusement as possible.      They Mb not dealt with by the emperor, but  bv   officials   much   lower  down,   the  not only joke with each othoi  about the demands and doings  of the gods, but joke with tlie gods  themselves, and there is a vorsidc in  one of their litutgies where, .instead  of saying, "Let us pray," the priest  turns to the ncqnlo aud solcmly  says.    "Let us all  laugh!"  Recently a remarkable festival has  unseen world must be provided with  a similar system..Japanese gods and  Japanese religion arc simply a transfiguration of tho people themselves  ���������anthroporphism with a vengeance. And yet, as has been suggested, it docs stand Cor a degree of  moral (ruth.   It  means at  least that  Removal   of   Luxury Tax  The removal of the luxury tax, by  I'aciliting the liquidation of mui-  chandise for .which the demand had  fallen off, has tended to produce a  measure of confidence in the business  situation. At present there is the us-'  ual seasonal unemployment, due part  h- (o tlie" cessation o\' . railway    con-  them out for a visit liomer / so tu������ *1���������C\}?* wor,k an?. ������th������!' ���������1*���������J  folk of Japan devote particular at-1 activities, unci partly to the tenu)0 -  tention to  the gate keeper    of    thoia'T shutting down ol  lactones pend-  what he likes, but what he ought.  The categorical imperative is universal.  been going on, which may he called I tho folk of this country,no less than  the feast of the king of hell. Lhnniii-' Uioso of Britain and America, some-  0,  as he  is shown  in   the  Japanese,! how  agree  that  man  mus    not     do  patheon. In occidental lauds wc 1're-     "       quently hear the remark: "Give the  devil his due"; but few people do it  at least not in the Japanese sense,  for here the king of hell commands  considerable, respect, specially on or  about the time of the Bon Malsuri:  when all -the departed spirits come  back to their former habitations to-  be welcomed by their loved ones; but  how can they come, at least that  portion of them less fortunate than  those who got to Heaven, if tho muster of the underworld does no' let  them out for a visit home?  .   ijouw  nether regions at the period  of  tho  Bon. ���������  And by what means do    the religious people of Japan seek to please  ing  stock-taking,  repairs    and"    ad  justment of plans to meet now conditions.  Jn  the coal-mining  industry  thore is general    activity.    The coal  the king of hell so that he may favor production ot Alberta or IJ2u is  their long lost ones in allowing them 30 per cent, in excess ot that u. J J 9.  to pav'their an ual visit to the old The government es .male -s.that tlie  homestead? They decorate the tern- output runs to well over OioOOOH) ,  Pie walls with great piclures of' tons, as compared wit 1. v...2 I k. he ���������  EmmaO, some of them priceless ka-' Prions >'������"'������������������ In other oal-minmg  kemono, hundreds of years old, and  districts there is similar activity.  from the brush ol' ancient masters.  Some of these paintings depict the  dire experiences of spirits in tlie underworld; for not only is L'ninia-O  the king of hell, but the Judge thereoi'  too, and one never knows when one  may have to reckon with him, so  it  Tlie continued decline in prices of j  agricultural.. productsi is the chief J  factor of a depressing eharactcr.and '  is deterring lhe liquidation of debts;  in those areas which depend upon j  that-industry, since plans and com-j  mitments wore baaed  upon  lhe hopi  Liberals Select  Pater son Of Delia  (From��������� Fraycr,'-Valley Record)  A Conservative .nominating, convention to choose a caiidids.r.e to contest Delta riding at the forthcoming  by-election in -the. interests' of those  opposed to the present government  at Victoria, will, be held at Cloverdale, on Thursday' next, 20th, when.  Moil. "W. J. IJowscr, K. C., wiil be  present, ,and also Senator J. D. Taylor to address tho electors.  The convention is called by W. A.  Kirkland, president of the Delta Conservative Association, and E. T.  Wade, secretary.  if is anticipated that the choice of  the convention will be Mr. F. J. Mac-  Kenzie, the former member, who was  defeated by Hon. John Oliver, only  21S votes separating him from the  Premier in a three cornered fight.  When interviewed' today as to whether His name would come before the'  convention, Mr. MacKenzie said Unit,  while urging from all quarters to immediately take the field, he had-refused until a nominating convention  had been held. He added: "As to  my being a candidate, that depends  entirely on the wishes of the convention."  The convention is certain to be a  large and representative one. There  is sirong resentment .in Delta, espe;  ciaily among (.hose who supported  Mr. Oliver on account of his position  or from old friendship's sake, owing  to the fact that he has broken his  pledge given before election, when  lie said he would stand by Delta, his  home constituency, if elected. Since  Honest John has thrown Delta down  for a city, there will be many of  those who supported the Liberal  nominee last October, again found  supporting Ihe nominee of the Conservative  convention.  The Liberals are holding.a .convention' in the Cloverdale Opera house  on-Wednesday at 1.30 o'clock, when  Hon. John Oliver and Hon. J. D. McLean will bo present.  is well to keep on tho right side of that better prices would be obtained,  him at any rate. Having done their Falling prices for some ol  the ehior  best to play up to the vanity of the domestic products  have    (ended     to  ruler of the abnormally vain, tho folk Restrain sales. At the same tune, tho  of Japan take down their Emma-0  pictures and put them away carefully in fireproof vaults for another  year.  Japan has a canslderable degree  of what one Japanese antly called  religion. When the rice is coming  out in head the Japanese farmer sets  up here and there in the field a bamboo pole with cross piece on'which  he places a ragged kimona surmounted by a cast-off stray hat to scaru  off the birds. This is the part which  the evil gods and devils play in the  nation's theology; and most of.the  people aro about as much inl'luencnd  by this dcmonology as the birds are  by the scarecrows in the rice plot;;.  proceeds of the agricultral and live  stock industries arc as large as in any  previous year. Actual collections so  far. while not as .satisfactory as anticipated, are .nevertheless indicative  of a fair 'volume of liquidation.  Immigration is again being resumed  and will add steadily to the products  of agriculture. ���������B. C. Commercial  Letter.  Yet they keep up the juke just as. science.  "I should hate to marry a naval  officer, as you did," said Maud.  "They Kay a sailor has a wife ia every port."  "Ah, my dear," purred Kitty,  "you have no idea what balm (hat  reflection  often   brings to one's con-  i  J  Motion  Pictures of Criminals Barred  Motion ��������� pictures portraying crim-  hitl activities have been barred in  Chicago. Chief of Police FitzMorria  announced yesterday that he had  issued orders to censors not toJsSuo  permits for any photoplay that  showed ac'rime committed, even  though the end of the picture might  show the criminal in a prison cell.  "It will make no difference whether  the criminal shown is a hero or a  villain," said the chief of police.  ' T.",ven the showing of a policeman  disguised as a burglar is taboo".  The order became public when  three youthfull- robbers, who were  sentenced to the state reformatory  said their crimes had been inspired  by  a   "crook"   moving pitcure.  FxPcrienced dressmaking and  children's garments. $3.00 a day at  your own home. Mrs. L. Fraser.  SPARK   PLUC    CAR K  IS  MOST   IMPORTANT  o ���������   The purpose of lhe-spark plug is  to carry the spark to the inside of  ���������the cylinder and tho construction of  the plug in ..one or more Pieces, does  not make any material difference so  long .as this is properly done. However, the plug which is so made that  the porcelain may be removed has  the advantage of, being ' easier to  clean, as the core may be readily  taken'out and. wiped with a piece of  waste. In doing this, however, it is  important not to lose the little gaskets, because without them the plug  will leak when replaced. It is also  important to see that the points are  properly spaced��������� a trifle less than  the thirty-second of an inch. The  porcelain should not, be permitted to  come in contact with emery 'cloth or  sandpaper, or the glaze will be taken  off- and the life' of the plug will be  shortened.   ,  ALL NEED NOT MAKE RETURNS  According to information recieved  by Mr. D. J. McQuarrie, the postmaster, from the inspector of taxation,, it is not necessary for all and  sundry to make returns of incomes.  Mr. Glendinning advises that unmarried persons in reciept of incomes of  less than $1000 and married men  whose incomes are less than'$2000,  and who are working for wages or  salaries, need not make returns, unless specifically asked for them.  The pest office has been deluged  with, applications for forms by "people who hitherto . understood they  were not required to male a returns,  and who now understand that they  aro so required.  Mr. H. Norman Lidster,  conducting prosecutions as  tlte Dominion- government  matter, insists however that ail are  exspected to-make returns, and as  there seems to be a difference of opin  ion as to the interpretation .of the  act, the only safe thing co do is to  make  the  returns.���������Columbian.  who is  agenc for  m       this  HAPPILY    WEDDED  (From Eraser Valley Record)  MacDonald���������Rankin  On Saturday morning, January Sth  at 11 o'clock, Nellie Gertrude, eldest  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Rankin of Dewdney was married to Mr.  Francis MacDonald, the. Itev. G.  Tanner officiating. Tho happy-young  couple left in the afternoon for  Telka, B. C. where they will resido  in future.  BROWN���������LAXTON  A happy event took place-on Saturday when Miss Susie, daughter of  IVir. and Mrs. Laxton of Ferndale,  was united in marriage to Mr. Jas.  Crown, of Haney. The ceremony  was held in Christ's Church, Vancouver at 1:30. Mr. Laxton, father  of the bride, gave her into the safekeeping of the happy groom.  Mr. and Mrs. Brown left at 3:00  p. m. for Los Angeles, Calif., where  they will spend their honeymoon,  returning later to reside at Haney.  TIIK  PKESBVTKKIAN   CHURCH  UOLDS   ANNUAL   MEETHSC  'Tim ainial. niC'Hing of the Presbyterian church was, held in the  church on Monday evening, of lavsr.  wee'.. '! here w.as a fair attendance  of inemheis and adherents. Rev.  Mr. J>ob'.Mir-'on ��������� on ducted do/otiorial  exercises, when he. was appointed as'  chairman of the meeting, and Mr. C.  Wallace was re-appointed secretary.  The minutes of last annual .meeting were read and adopted.  The chairman then read the report  of the1 session which stated that the  past year had had many depressing  features, viz:- the influenza, measles  prairie floods, mosquitoes, almost  continuous rains during September  and October ' which caused a'great  deal of damage and a large number  of, removals, thus decreasing attendance at church and Sunday School  services, with, a similar effect on  nearly all departments, of the church  work. However, the reports of the  board of management ��������� read by Mrs.  J. K. McMenemy, treasurer of the  congregation; by Mr. J. A. McGowan, auditor; by Mrs. McMenemy and  Mrs. C. A. Ryall, secretary and treasurer of the Ladies' Aid; by Mrs. E.  N. Ryall. treasurer of the Women's  Misisonary .Society, were all of an  encouraging nature, notwithstanding  the difficulties which had been met  during the past year. The current  expenses have been met without any  deficit at the close of the year. The  uncompleted reports of the missionary budget, the Sunday School, and  the forward movement will be given  to the congregation in the near future when prepared. The officers  elected were, for managers, Messrs  Alex. McCallum, J. K. . McMenemy,  and J. Hutchison, re-elected, with  Mr. Lome H: Farrow and Mrs. Alex.  McKay to fill vacancies on the  board. Mr. J. A. McGowan was reelected auditor. Mr. .Tames Hutchison and Mr. Robert Steiss were re:  elected ushers. Votes of thanks  were passed to the Ladies' Aid, to Mr ,  McGowan, the auditor, to Mr. Hutchison and Mr. Steiss the ushers,  with special thanks to Mr. Steiss for  keeping the church comfortable, to  Mr John Walker for his good, work  with his lange boys' class, aiid to the  Misses Rodgers and Mrs. Wm. Stewart for supplying (he church with  flowers and to-Mr. Alex. McCallum  for his successful leadership of the  choir. The meeting was very harmonious and happy with prospects  brightening for the future. After  the business, the ladies served refresh incuts and a pleasant social  time  was  enjoyed.  ' Johnny liked ice' 'cream, but die  drew the -line at turning the freezer  One day when his mother returned  home she was greatly surprised; to  find him, working away.at'the crank.  as  though  his life depended on it.  "I don't sae why you get him. to  turn the freezer," .she said to her  husband. "I offered .him. a ,dime'to do  it."  "You didn't ��������� go- at it the right  way my dear," replied the husband  "i list him a nickel .he couldn't turn  it lor half an hour."  oncermn  When  you  order  printing you  buy  something  more than paper and ink.  The best advertising, talk  in  the  world  looks  vulgar and  commonplace  if    printed    without  distinction.  STYLE in printing is an art.    You cannot buy  it just anywhere.  oncermng  rintmi  The cost of printing depends  upon something  "more than the profit which the printer puts upon  it.  Much depends upon his plant, his organization  his,technical ability and experience.  MORAL���������For the best printing:, something distinctive and  ' jr. original, get an estimate from us.  \    J. A . BATES, The Printer  j.ijj. . ���������j-twLMiv.mi.i>s.\rm  Phone 6720 Hub Square  Mission City, B. C.  "i 3*  fM) aMjOTSFOKD i>oST, A^tJOTSFcmb, B. 6.  tmii'^itnvmttam.  HIGH-CLASS FAMILY TRADE  We arc justly proud oi' our meat market and of  Ihe high-class family trade which wc command.  We Iry.lo treat our customers right and they show  their appreciation ol" our efforts by a constantly  growing patronage. We refuse to handle any  but the very best meats, whether beef, lamb, pork  veal or fish.    Come iii and see us.  WHITE & CARMICHAEL  ��������� J\.  EL.  (Lute   Taylor   &   Humphrey)  j ,  , B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Room   (1   Hart   Dlocte,   Chilllwuok  ttox    40������. CI|IU.I\VACK  I'  BV   C.   Pfcone   41.  Fanners' PLujoe 1909  Abbotsford, B.C.  BOOT AND  SHOE  REPAIRER  ABKOTSFORD, B. C.  WE CATER TO OUR CUSTOMERS  Our Groceries are known among our customers  for their quality, purity and freshness.  The choice of a grocer is one of the most important factors these days in household economy.  We sell Bread that is made in Abbotsford���������a  ������reat many of our customers prefer our bread  lor this reason and also that it. is just as good as  the best that is made anywhere.  ALBERT LEE, Baker . and Grocer.  A smothly running car is one of the greatest  incentives to better roads; better roads mean belter business for us all.  Now is the time to have Vour car overhauled,  when you are not too busy. We have an excellently equipped garage with some of the most-up-  to-the-minute machinery that money can buy,  and we are always out to improve the plant, believing that in so doing The Abbotsford Garage  will be of valuable aid to the car owners of the,  district in getting out of their cars the very best  there is in them.  Bring your car in now and let our workmen  give you an estimate on what repairs it needs to  make it run just the way you would like it���������you  know we have both the experienced- workmen  and equipment to enable us to guarantee all work  all work we do.  Advertisements under  heading cost 25 cents  Leave copy and money  iiotsford Garage.  HOKSti FOR SALU-  young,   sound, -gentle,  cheap  or exchange for  Milstead,   R.   R.   No.   2.  MEIGHEN SAYS  IT   IS  the    above  per    issue.  at The  Al>-  ���������Good worker  will bo sold  cow. .lames  ��������� Abbotsford.  DIFERENT  1  5E53H  MMMMU  EtaaSEtfRMta  THANKS  TO  THE   ELECTORS  \f wish to thank the Electors of  Matsqui for. their'votes and support  in the recent Municipal Election in  again placing "me at the head of the  municipal   affairs.  The same policy of fairness and  economy and the bettermen of our  roads  will  be  carried  out  by me.  A;, the end' of the present year I  hope'to point with pride to ili'c work  done  by  the  council  of   1.92 Ii  A. MeCALLUM.  ion of the Parent-Teachers' Association was presented and the president'  read a considerable part of it.     ' On  motion it wasadnpted, but. the matter  of federation with other associations  was not at present favorable.      The  principal,  Mr.   Davis,  was  appointed  honorary president of the association.  The president and secretary    were  authorized to interview    the    school  board and invite, them  to. attend or  send a representative,   to . the    next  meeting  of the ..association.    It was  decided unanimously to.call a.public  meeting   to.--be-  held   in   the   school  room on Monday^ evening, 17th inst,  (ocensider ways and means of providing sufficient accommodation for the  increased'number,of children attending the school as more accommodation is absolutely: required.  The financial secretary reported the sum of  30.40 in the treasury.    The secretary Mrs. Thornthwaite, finding it necessary to resign on account of other  duties, her resignation    was    regretfully accepted, and a vote of thanks  was  tendered  for her  excellent services.    She   will   continue   to   be   a  member  of the  society.    On  ballots  being' cast for secretary,  Miss    McQueen was declared elected.    A ballot also  being    cast for a  treasurer  Miss Manning was declared elected.  The .president then introduced Mrs  MacLachlah, of Victoria .secretary ot  Women's Institutes in    the    Department of Agriculture for the province  who was present on invitation.      She  spoke on the subject of "Health    of  School Children," which meant    the  future health of the nation;  also on  "Sanitation," which meant community  work, and on "The  Crusade for  Health Among the Children Attending 'Schools" by means    of    charts,  which pupils might use on their honor, through which a continuous    report, might be recorded and a suggest  ive   method    of    instruction    along  health lines would    always be kept.  She -drew  many- interesting illu'stra-  . tions from her own experience as a  i teacher for ton years, and from years  of experience as secretary in her present official position.      Her address  was interesting and instructive.    Her  A T. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE-���������Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  A. Mca!  Abbotsford  STOCKTAKING on February 1st, means  I will be glad to save you money on many  Lines to reduce my Stock.  A. G.ANDREWS  CASH   GROCER ABBOTSFORD,   15,    C.  FARMERS'SUPPLYSTORE  Successor to A. P: Slade & Co.  We buy eggs, poultry, etc.  We sell flour and feed  ABBOTSFORD  Operated by R. Leary  evening,  "Roof    the  Por  the  bating  The Mt. Lehman Literary  ing   meeting   on   Saturday  Jan'.  8th.    The subject  was,  solved  that the    lOfl'lcicncy  Human  Race  is Declining",  affirmative,    Mrs,    Gamsby, "leader  discussed the subject along the lines  of machinery;   Miss  Ruth  Owen  discussed   the   subject   from   a   mental  standpoint, and  Mr.  Clarence  Marsh  from the physical. The negative side  was   taken   by   Mrs.   (Rev.)   Oswald,  leader, whose subject was education,  law  and   government.   Mrs.   Forrester's subject  was  invention,  and  Arthur   Boyle's   was   medical     surgery  and   chemistry.  The  judges,  Messrs.  Leslie   Marsh,   Dan     Nicholson     Jr.,  and   Donald   McAskill,  after   a   prolonged   discussion,   decided   that   the  negative     side   had     won   the   case.  These meetings are proving very interesting and helpful to the citizens  of the community and are very well  attended.   The   next   meeting   will  ta'-e the  form of a    social    evening  and "Nicht Wi' Burns."  The monthly meeting of the Parent Teachers Association was held in  the schoolroom on Monday afternoon.  There was a large attendance and a  most excellent meeting was held.  The president, Mrs. Parton, presided,  and Mrs. Thornthwaite acted as secretary.  Principal   Davis   reported   that  he  had received a cheque from the    Abbotsford Lumber, Mining and  Development  Company,   Limited,   for  $2fi  for the distressed areas fund of Centra!  and  Eastern   Europe.  The  complete  returns  for  that purpose  contributed  by  the school  were  .$59.78,  by the mill  employees $17,  secured  by canvass S5 ;}.!)<!, obtained by entertainment and sale of baskets $52.50,  making in all the maounl of $208.22.  This,  with  the $17  from  the recital  of the pupils of the    Misses    Steede,  makes the contribution from Abbotsford  and  district for relief the sum  of $22.'. 22.  A copy of the published constitut-  j-'uggestions may bo acted upon in  the future, when better accommodation and equipment are provided. The  speaker was heartily thanked for her  good address.  |m.   McGillivray  were     appointed  REPORT 5 committee  to  write  her a   letter  ,.       , .1 pressing, the     congregation's  congregational   meet- ^appreciation   of   her   services  Church was held m jjKanigt   for   the   clui,ch   and   Sundav  churchy on ^ YYedncs- jj Kchoo, f0]. SQVeral years_    Tkey we,.g  o.    jitter  de- :j directed to send her also a donation  Rev.   W.   Robertson,  Mr.  F   J ' Tai'p H |l ^'J ���������*���������^ffoment ot the  i.-nc n������nfti,itn,i ,.i   ��������� - \\    V.T    wishes oi  her special triends   or  The report of the aecretary-trens-, ���������^Z"\^ ot tll0 I)ttSt yoar ,���������  PAULS  CHURCH  HAS   GRATIFYING  The   annual  ing of St. Paul's  the  Huntingdon  day  evening,  January  votional   exercises  conducted  F.  .  and  a  ex-  great  as   or-  her  FRASER VALLEY ELECTIONS  Matsqui��������� ''"'  Alex McCallum, reeve; council, M.  Morrison. CO.  D. Boll, R. M.  Bon-  son, A. E. G.ledhill; school trustees,  P. Jnekman, R.Owens  Sumas���������  Reeve, James Cook;     council,    J.  Frith,  D.  E. Austin, J. L. Atkinson,  C. Lamscn;  trustees, E. B. McPhail,  G. Bolster;  Mission " ....._.  R. E. Knight was elected reeve  for 1921,  Messrs   R.  H.   Clark,  John   Doyle,  D. Gibard   and   Harvey   Wren   were  elected   Councillors   for   1921.  The Trustees elected were Mr.  W. J. Clark, Mrs. J. Keeves, Mr. J.  A. Lampard, Mr. J. B. Millar and  Mr.   A.   S   Taulbut  There are rumors of extensive  ox-tensive building this summer in  Abbotsford.  urer of the board    of    management,  Mr. Sidney Skinner was very gratifying.   l The congregation had increased  their  stipend  contributions     $2f������.  for the past year, with a small balance on the credit side.    He reported  a successful  year  with  the  Sunday School, which also had  a small  balance on  the  right side,  the Sunday School recent offering    to    the  China Mission Fund being $12. The  congregational guild also had a successful year, contributing $70 to the  church and manse board in Toronto  In   the  indebtedness  on   the   church  building.  The following were elected officers  for the coming year: Board of management, Messrs Wm. Owens, chairman; Sidney Skinner, secretary-  treasurer; F. J. Tapp, Mrs. M. McGillivray and Mrs. Tapp, Mrs. M.  McGillivray and Mrs. Waterston,  with the Rev, W. Robertson, honorary chairman. The officers of the  congregational guild are president:  Rev. W. Robertson; secretary, Mrs.  Tapp; treasurer, Mr. Sidney Skinner,   with   various  committees.  Much appreciation of the excellent  services of Miss G. Tapp as organist  was spoken and the pastor and Mr.  prevailing  connection  gatlon.  notes  with  progress   were   the  of tl  this   small  congre-  . Mr. A. McCallum, reeve of Matsqui  was   in   Mission   City   this   week   on  incss.  bur-  Most of our merchants are busy  taking stock these days, but report  .that for January business has been  real good���������in fact much better than  lasit January.  ENLARGING   THE  STORK  FLOOR  SPACE  Mr. Albert Leo has enlarged his  store, having torn out the partitions  between the living rooms and the  store,-making one fine large room,  j thus giving him excellent store space.  "When the work is completed he will  'have an excellent looking store, indicating that the business is growing.  ���������  i ���������   i i..-. + ... i   ���������   Mr.   FY J.  R.  Whitchelo,  who has  been on the sick list for a few days,  again down to business, full of the  'pep'.

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