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 3  if  Vol. XXV.,No. 13  With which is incorporated <TheJ^tmgdon_Star  ^7~^\^^d, B. C, Friday, January 26,1923. ,  $1.00 Per Annum.  THE'PI O'  Ja  s  February  WINTER GOODS; ROOTS null SHOES,  i  STOCK INGS, COLLARS, Etc.  SUBSTANTIAL   REDUCTIONS   ON  ALL  This is our First Salt*--m������I it's Kcnulne.  &**''  STREETS  ARE 2s'1>W  ASSURED  FIRST  LUNCHEON   IS  QUITE A SUCCESS  SHIRTS,  LINES'  UNDERWEAR,  R. DesMAZES.   ,  AKIJOTSPOKD AND WHATCOM RO  PI) one 16  AD  Fanners 1913  The-B. C F. G. A. met in Kelowmi  this year and the meeting was an excellent, one judging from the amount  of business done. ' Mr. J. A. Catherwood, *M. L. A.,, was .a delegate from  the Mission Fruit Growers and' is  very much taken with the earnestness  of the,, growers in wanting-to organize  so that the season of 1923 and tho  following seasons will b&'greater. sue-  cessesHhan the* past:* "-"'���������'��������� ' '���������  MrJ-j'L. D." Beard .represented , ������he  The following are*   among the iin-'  portant resolutions*.  Whereas the'- Kelown.a District is  the largest fruit growing area in the  province, with .approximately 0,000  acres of orchard; and.  Whereas this district has been for  . some years, without the services of a  government  Horticulturist;  Be it therefore resolved that the  executive    of    the B. C. F. G. A. be  urged to make strong recommendations to the Provincial Government  with a view to the appointment of* a  government Horticulturist for Kel-  ov/ne District. c  Whereas car lot shipment of berries, is proved essential for marketing'in proper condition; and, whereas in the early part of the season it  is' impossible to get sufficient bevvies  to* form a car load -frornVvanxiJone  point; 'and,..whereas-m^mutigfiis-  essential" to "the' "prosperity of the  berry industry;  Therefore be it resolved, that the  B. C. Fruit Growers' Association, tne  B. C. Traffic and Credit Association,  Dominion Fruit Branch, and the Canadian Horticultural Council, be, and  are hereby urged, to use every endeavor to obtain from the express  companies the privileges of���������  1.  Partially loaded cars at    three  (Continued   on   Page  Three)  TO  PREVENT   THE  CONFLICT OF  DATES  LADIES' AID GIVES  VERY  ENJOYABLE  SCOTCH  CONCERT  That the lighting I'.y's'tcih for the  streets of Abbotsford is advocated by  the majority of citizeijs is evidenced  ~l by''the number of, signatures oh the  petition and tiie number which arc  being added from time to time. Sev-  entyrfive per cent, of the town property had to be signed.,up .in order to  go ahead with,the lighting project  and as.nearly one hundred per cent  have already put their* names to the  paper it only remains"-'for the details  of the installing of the system to be  worked out. It is expected that a  ratepayers' meeting will be called in  the near future to further the plans  and appoint commissioners. This  meeting is only being'[held back until spch time,as more ratepayers, who  have expressed their, willingness,  have had an opportunity to' place  their names on the list. ,  When tho street lights arc installed it will be one more factor in placing .Abbotsford on the map and increasing its business .and progress.  Following are the names of Uiose  who'.-have already sighed the petition  for the lights: Mrs. ������: M. King,      N.  Hill,- E. Webster, E. A.* Barrett, C   F.  Weir. J. Brydges. J. A. McGowan, A.  Taylor, R. .T. Shortreed, E. A. Hunt.  A. George, J. S. Currie, J.- J. Sparrow  N.  Wahlman, C.  A. Haddroll, H.  F.  Thorn.   U.  .T. Weatherbee.  St.  Mathews' Church- (per N.'/' Hill);    Harry  Gibson, Abbotsford Temple  (per Dr.  Swift). H. Everett, Mrs. J. A. Weir,  .1'.  McNeil. Albert Lee. H. P. Knoll,  S.   F.   White',, A.   Hulton-Harrop,   A.  M. Steed. J. E.' Vanhetta. Wm. Rogers,.*' W.  Stewart," F.!,F... Chapman,  F.  don, Perley. Gertrude George. A.    C.  SalO- K.4lcMeifemy'.-..  ���������'*'  ' IIA PPIL Y WEDDED  KEEP���������S ARE L  "A ciuiet wedding took place on  Saturday ever. big. ,Tatu*a::y 20, at  St. Margaret's Church. Cedar Cottage, when Miss AVentworth fiarel,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Wont-  worth Sarel, became the bride of  Mr. .J. C. Keep. The ceremony was  performed by Rev. Dr. S. Fea.  The bride was attended by Mrs.  \V. C. Hodgson as matron of honor,  while Capt. Baden Powell acted as  best man.  Mr. and Mrs'. Keep left, for Victoria where the .honeymoon will be  spent and later will take up residence  in Alberta.  OFFICERS  ARE   INSTALLED  IN   REREKAH   LODGE  The  Abbotsford   Board   of     Trade  held  their first luncheon  in the Abbotsford Hotel on Thursday of    this  week .and was (juite a, success,    with  quite a large    attendance. * The next  luncheon  will  be held on Thursday,  Feb.   1st     and     arrangements     are  under way for a more extensive programme.    It is expected  that  Reeve  Atkinson, of Sumas,    Reeve    Merry-  field  of    Matsci.ui.     and     Mr.    Alex  Cruickshank will be present and give  short, addresses.     It is  hoped   every  member of the board of    trade will  be present,- who can possibly do    so  and make these luncheons a success.  BASKET BALL TEAMS  .JOURNEY   TO   CHILLIWACK  The Ladies' and Men's Senior Basketball teams of Abbotsford journey-  ey to Chilliwack by special B.C.E.R.  car on Friday night," and gallantly  played against the ' corresponding  teams of that town. Although a good  game was played by the locals, they  were .defeated, as was also th** St.  Andrews, boys, team of Vancouver  which took part in the evening s  sports.  Mt. Lehman  "Bivrn's Night(" was becomingly  observed here on Thursday evening,  when the ladies of the Presbyterian  Church ��������� gave ���������-. concert, the programme, of which was all Scotch selections. The, attendance was. large  and the evening was enjoyed.  Several .sets of young folks attended the lecture given by Phelix Penn  at- Clayburn on Friday evening.. .  "-" ta; Str-Valentrne'dsn'-ce will be held  here on Feb.-9th. The Abbotsford  Orchestra will supply the music. -  A Burn's Supper is being held this  evening, the 26th.  Tiieut.-Col. Coote    was in  Abbotsford this week to meet and hear complaints  of  soldiers.       He   explained  fully  the scope of inquiry  and procedure.  At the regular meeting of Pearl  Rcbekah Lodge of Abbotsford. the  following officers were installed .n  office: Noble Grand-, Mrs. McKin-  non; Vice-grand, Mrs. Ireland; Past  Grand-, Mrs. Peachy; . Warden, Mrs.  Silvis;' Conductor, Mrs. Stevens,  Secretary, Mrs. K. McKay; Treasurer, Mrs. Mathews; Chaplain, Mrs.  Carmichael.  The installing team were "all from  Chilliwack and consisted of: Past  Grand Patriarch, Mr. Turvey; District Deputy President of the Rebek-  ah Assembly, Mrs.' Turvey; Grand  Marshall, Miss Johnston; Deputy  Grand Warden;-Mrs.' Rockwell; Deputy Grand Treasurer, Mrs. Montgomery  and ' Grand   Chaplain,     Mrs.  ���������Love.  After lodge had closed refreshments were served and a social hour  enjoyed.  MR.  GILBERT HAY  LOSES  RROTTCER  AT COAST,  Much  sympathy is expressed  with  Mr.  Gilbert Hay, who was  called  to  New Westminster on    Tuesday evening,  on account    of- the    accidental  death of his brother,    James A. Hay.  *   Mr.  Hay,  who  had  been   superintendent of the Westminster Mill  for  the past ten years, met-death by being  caught  in   the  conveyor    chain  which he and   -his : companion    had  been repairing, and    which in some  unaccountable  manner,    was  put  in  motion*. '  " . MATSQUI   ���������.-  ���������;- The board-of -police-commissioners -  of Matsqui have .appointed Thomas  Lehman as chief of police. Mr. Lehman has had a large experience as a  constable,and is efficient to ably fih  the office. The.council will later  name constables for the various dis-,  tricts.  The haH'committee of Matsqui are  planning to hold a dance on the  9th of  February.  Abbotsford is one, if not the busiest little town in  the Fraser Valley  as far as the holding of social .functions   is   concerned,    and     although  dates are chosen  with    every    good  wish and care by tho various organizations,  it seems  almost impossible  to escape conflicting with    dates already chosen by others.    As a means  of trying in a    small    measure    to  assist the    citizens in     co-operating  with the many societies and helping  to place one function only    on    one  date so as all may be comparatively  successful, the Abbotsford Post takes  pleasure   in   announcing     that   rrom  now on  a-table of  dates of coming  events will be published each  week.  Anyone wishing dates placed on this  table will please notify    Mr.    Bates.  the editor, or Mrw. Taylor, representative' in Abbotsford:  FEB. 2nd���������W. A. or (lie G. W. V.  A. whist drive, Masonic Hall. Opening of Orange Hall and .whist drive.  Board of Trade meeting at Poplar,  community hall.  FEB, fllh-'-W.  A  Church whist drive,  FEB.     Ilth     and  show . "Grandma's  Thoatre.  -Concert and play, Al-  for Parish Mull funds.  -W.  B. A, of the Mac-  Theatre   Mall.  2 4th���������Special show,  1  Picture Theatre. .  of St. MiiUu'WH  Masonic Mall  10th���������-Spo'-.ial  Boy,"     Picture  FEB. 12 th-  exandria Hall  FEB. 16 th-  eabeos dance.  FEB. 2 a" and  "Manslaughter,"  The anniversary of the birth ot  Bobbie Burns was very fittingly celebrated Tuesday evening in the Masonic Hall when the ladies of tho  Presbyterian Church gave a Sco'ch  concert. Rev. W.' Robertson, chairman of the evening gave a short appropriate address after which the  following numbers were given and  very much enjoyed 'by an appreciative audience:  Pianoforte solo, Miss Irene King;  vocal solo, Mr. P. 11. Snashall; solo,  Mrs Campbell; violin solo, Waller  Mclnnes; recitation, Mrs. Ryall;  vocal solo..Mr. J. Downie; pianoforte  ���������cal solo, Mrs. Campbell; violin solo,  Mrs. A. Mclnnes; address on ''Robert Burns," Mr. J; A. McGowan;  pianoforte solo, Miss Irene King; * o-  eal solo. Mrs. Camppbell; violin solo,  Walter Mclnnes; recitation, Mr. P.  B. Snashall; vocal solo. Mrs. A. Mclnnes; vocal solo, Mrs. W. Coutts;  vocal, solo, Mr. J. Downie; Vocal  solo,  Mrs.  Campbell.  Mrs. Mann of White Rock, who  was lo have been present to a-wist  with the programme, could not attend on account.'of illness, and Mrs.  Oainpboll. wife of Rev. Mr. Campbell  of Chilliwack, kindly consented to  come down and take part. Mrs.  Campbell is a beautiful singer and  was  well  received."  Huntingdon  Mr. and Mrs. Dan McGillivray,  who have,been visiting their parents'  Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McGillivray,  left on Friday for their home in Alberta.  Miss Gwendelyne Tapp has returned home from a holiday of a wf.el;  spent with friends in . New Westminster.  Officers of the Upper Sumas Women's' Institute for 1923 have been elected as  follows:  President. Mrs. J  L.   Starr;   vice-president,     Mrs.     A.  Boley;   directors,    Mrs. W. Fadden;  Mrs. A. Campbell and Mrs. McGarvio.  A. splendid report.of    the work    and  activities of the past year was given  by Mrs. T. Simonds, special mention  being made of the forming of a baby  clinic in May, 1922.  In order-,lo offer lo Ihe residents of this district dependable merchandise at fair prizes  ���������(equal lo and better than city prices) we find it  absolutely necessary to place our business on  a strictly cash basis. After February 1st we will  sell for cash, and cash only.  An investigation-of   the prices   quoted -will  easily convince you of the big saving and great  , advantage to you of paying cash..  Those registered at the Abbotsford Hotel during the week include:  F. H. Qulnn, Vancouver: A. H.  Scewyens, Ruskin; N. V. Brand; .1.  N. Nathcri.; Mr. and Mrs. Hawhs: J.  T. Appenzeller; J. H.-Sellers; F. Ser-  jifino: E. T. Chesterfield and L.  Maddalosse all of Vancouver.  MRS. Mc DO WALL IS  HOSTESS TO PUPILS  Mrs. Mc Do wall, principal of the  Abbotsford school, was hostess to the  pupils of her class on Friday evening, when a party was given in the  Masonic   Hall.  The happy hours were spent in  games and music and later refreshments were'served. An evening of  real merriment was enjoyed.  Mr. W. J. Gray has put in a Slier-  er Counter this week    which    adds  much '!(.��������� the appearance of his store  The   Shun*!'    Counter   is    something  new on the market and is in Itself a  small grocery store and show room  The drawers for the bulk goods are  all large and quite handy;  while the  front of the counter has small glass  covered exhibition partitions' for ihe  display of samples of bulk good"i car  ried  in  the    store.      The , counters  are made in different sizes and have  been on the market only about three  months.  Five Roses Flour, 49's , $1.90  Tomatoes, 2 '/o's !.' 18c  Campbell's Soups, 2 for  :. 2.3c  Km press Marmalade, 4's 70c  Milk, Pacific and .St. Charles ...15c  MalkinVs Best Baking Powder, 12 oz. 24c  , We want your business   and   we want   to  keep prices down.     Your co-operation will do'it.  Dr. Clark  Clark, met  week while  Bellingham.  miles from  skidded and  of Sumas, with Mr.-,',  with an accident tills  returning home from  When out' about ten  Bellingham the sedan  turned over.      The car  was badly smashed but the occupants  escaped injury.  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  ���������/'  mmm^m^^^m^m^^^^^^^^^^^mmmmi^mmr^^^^^^^^^^ PAGE TWO  ' TfiE ABBOTSFORD POST  Si!,   tfmWi'i  sea  11 urn rm  m t������.*^,^rfM  3JE  TEE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. BATES. Editor and Proprietor  -anc  the  r Valley to co-operate under one large organization for tin  so of marketing the small fruits for which the Fraser Val  FRIDAY,   JANUARY.. 2G,   l������2i  T--iTmr-,Ti:aK:  It Is-announced thai Sapiro's partner will visit this district  during the coming weekTaccording to the Vancouver Sun speaking at Mission City on Thursday afternoon next, at Chilliwack  in the evening, Friday in New Westminster and Haney, and Saturday on Vancouver Island. He will talk the same line of co  operation as did Sapiro with a view of getting the growers oi the  Fraser  purpose of marketing  ley is becoming noted on the Prairie markets.  It is hoped that all have read the speech of Sapiro, which  was published in this paper last week, copied from the Vancouver Sun will gather and hear what this expert has to sa/. it  was thought at first that the growers of the Valley would have  had the pleasure of listening to Sapiro himself but as that.appears to be impossible, the next best thing is to have his partner  in the business. .  Remember it is at Mk-sion City in the afternoon and Chilliwack in the evening...  A boy should be taught to work with h$s hands when he is  iyoung and he should b-3 kept at it as long as he is a boy.   This  is part, of his education.       The other part   he will  get in   the  schools.   Some educationists are trying to mix   these two branches, but there are qute as many leaders who think  that these  Efforts cannot succeed.    The world  is coming  back to the old  idea that our leaders in every department of life must have   a  thorough high ccr-ool education at least.   Trades and even pro-:  fessions cannot be learned in any other way than by working al  them..   Theories should be mastured first and   technical knowledge acquired, but practise alone will   give   perfection.     It ir,.  .therefore, vastly important1 that every boy should get a   decent  education before he is grown up, and that he should be taught  to work with his hands and acquire persistence, in the completion of a task before he leaves the home of his parents.  Some men take hold of themselves and make themselvep  work, whilst others are alert and active all the time. It is all  a matter of heart action, or else the exercise of a strong will.  The man with a strong heart can keep going all the time  quite, easily, the man who has,not this priceless possession  has to force himself to keep at. it.. If he lack the 'will power  also he will be a failure. A great many men and some wttmen  are afflicted with laziness. A lazy man is some use  jn society. He can ornament, n, bench or a window, sill, but a  lazy woman has no usefui place in society whatever.  Plagiarism Is Thievery���������  '.A Plagiarist'is a person who purloins words, writings or  ideas, and is in plain, unadorned English, a literary thief. Very  often perhaps a writer or journalist is accused of stealing  other people's writings or ideas when he is not. guilty. We have  in mind the editor of a certain Alberta weekly newspaper who.  however, is guilty, and who practises the theft of other newspapers'articles so frequently that he apparently has convinced himself that he has a perfect right to do so. He is wrong.  No newspaper in good standing copies editorials from contemporaries without crediting them and to. be guilty of so doing is  a decided breach of professional etiquette. The editor to  whom we have reference was last year an officer of the Weekly Newspaper Association executive.  Not only has he copied; from the editorial columns of the  Camrose Canadian, but has, we believe, violated the accepted  rules of journalism with other papers as well. The filching  of writing may not sound serious, but it was this very thing  that brought about the copyrighting of books in order to protect authors in publishing their works exclusively of all other  persons, and to prevent them being used unless paid for. We  have no quarrel with the transgressing-editor,, but in future  will expect him to. either write his own editorials or else give  the paper he copies from due credit.���������Ex;  COUNTRY vs. CITY  "The life of the country is being  drained of its manhood and the cities are becoming congested." This  was one of the many true and pointed remarks of the ReVi -A. F. Munro  in a most convincing and intensely  interesting address on rural depopulation, delivered before the Cowichan  Women's Insitute recently.  Mr. Munros aid that he was able  to take a bird's eye view of this  most difficult problem of .. this age,  that is, tho steady decline of rural  population. It was a serious prop-  lem affecting all nations.  He spoke of the census' figures of  Great Britain and took, as an example, the six northern counties of  Scotland, in which the average decrease In- rural population was nine  per cent. If the present decline went  on at that rate there would bo no  oue living in those particular parts  In ninety years.  The same problem was being faced  by the United States. In 1880 tho  rural population in the State* was  seventy per cent.; in 1890, 63.09  per cent.; in 1900, r-9.0f> per cent;  and in 1910, f>3.07 per cent. In some  parts of the States the decline was  even more rapid.  Canada, though essentially an agricultural conutry, shows the same  tendency. From 1901-1911 the urban population had increased (12 per  cent, and the rural population, 16.07  per cent. These figures were all  taken from the 1910 census, as sta-  I  tistlca from the recent census had not  yet been published. -      "  A Huron Example  Speaking of rural surveys that had  been made, Mr. Munros aid that an  example of this depopulation was  seen in a small place, Beverley, in  the county of Huron. ���������  In 18 60 there were fourteen families living there, a total of 192 persons, engaged in agricultural ar.d  1,200 acres under cultivation.  In 1916 there were three families  only, with eighteen persons engaged  in agriculture and 185 acrea under  cultivation.  The young life in the county of  Huron, girls and boys under twenty,  hud decreased from 16,500 to 6,818  in a few years.  A noticeable feature in the United  States was the increase of rented  farms. From 1890 to 1910 there was  an Increase of 2f> per ><*nf. to 37  per cent. In England the leases were  of much greater length, often up to  21 years. In America the lease is  of short duration, two, three or five  years. Hence the tenant feels he has  no real interest in the farm except to  get out of it all the money he can,.  There* were two evils in the train  of this rural depopulation. The country is known as the. best true nurse  of manhood. The best type, both physically and mentnlly is raised in tho  country. Our manhood is affected by the exodus of the young people  to the cities The other evil is that  the food supply of the world Is going to be seriously decreased unless  this--depopulation atops.  Cause of Exodus  What are the causes? This is an  interesting question that affects people in this district particularly. What  is it that attracts young people to the  cities?  An ardent student of psychology  says that it is natural for men io desire to live together. ..:The bigger a  city, the greater i*,s attracting flower. Telephones, railways, newspapers and other modern Inventions are  all tending to bring the city nearer  the country.  There is also an .economic reason.  Agriculture is by far the most important of all industries. There is  more capital invested in farming  than in any other industry, yet farming is the'"Cinderella" among industries.  The farmer works the hardest and  longest hours,and yet gets' poorer, returns. The city people think fanners  make money "hand-over fist." This  delusion should not exist. Anybody  who studios this question knows this  Is not true.  In-the United States one third ofi  (he total industrial product is farming and 50 per cent.-.of their population aro engaged in farming. -Yet,  only one fifth of the national gain  'toes into their pockets. The city  iis drawing its gain's"from the country in the high \tariff.s'. freight  .-���������harges, interest, rents and otherwise.  Another cause is the impoverished  social life in the country. This does  not apply to this district, but more  particularly to the prairies and oth-  \-r Isolated spots. , The cry Is always'"There is more to do in Ihe  tily." This is an age of excitement.  How To Prevent It  What can bo done to prevent this  j'xodus? Tho answer lies with the  people themselves. It has to be tackled by everyone. It is said that, man  Is* carried away by a stream of influence over which he has no eom.ro*.  Man is his own destiny. One thing'  that will help in this mat:.er is the  application of science to the agricultural  industry.  District representative system is  an example. Co-operation must ai  so be practised. Mi*: Munro said that  Denmark was a living example of  ���������.his. She js a model to all the  ��������� world in co-operation. The farmer  lis strongly individualistic and independent, but he must be educated.  Every effort should be made to  develop the social life of the country. The Women's Institute probably owes its inception to this need.  School consolidation is another factor to make living in the -country  more tolerable. It will play a big  part in country life. There must also be developed in the rural mind  a. deeper and higher intellectual and  spiritual life.       . - v ���������.  ' Denmark' is' the one place in the  world where the rural population is  Increasing. Its success is largely due  to the high schools, which they have  for men and women from the ages  of eighteen to twenty-five. Here they  are brought in touch with intellectual men. History, in its broadest  sense, is the chief subject. Music and  gymnastics are taught.  The object is to broaden the lif-i  of the people and to give them inspiration. This Illustrates how, in  order to solve the rural problem, rur������  al life must be enriched, so that farmers may be taught to make their  farms pay better; so that social life  may be more highly developed; and  so that capacities for higher kinds of  enjoyment may be developed. Danish  children are brought up to find then-  gratification and satisfaction in  country life. '  Keeping Them There  This problem is not a simple one.  It cannot be settled by-isolating it  from other facts. Anything that can  tend to rais'e^ the social life of the  country, to broaden the farmer's horizon, and make him a better citizen,  is going to help to solve this problem. It .is not so much a problem  of "Back to the land" as "Keep them  on the land."  We can all help to solve this problem. The Women's Institutes, the  farmers' organizations' have one of  their most important fields of work  ahead of them in this matter���������-one  of-vital importance, to this generation  and to the generation to come.  Mr. Munro was given very hearty  applause at the conclusion of his address, which, his auditors felt, had  thrown a much broader light on the  possibilities of Women's Institute  activities  .     THE NEXT ISSUE'  of the '  Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland  TELEPHONE DIRECTORY  Closes on January 31st, 1923.  11' you are contemplating taking . new service, or  making any changes in- or addition to your present service, you should send notification, in writing, not later  than the above date, in order that you may take advantage of the new directyry listings.  The Telephone directory offers an attractive and effective medium for advertising purposes. Advertisers  should bear.the above date in mind so that insertion may  be. sure in,the Directory.  , British Columbia Telephone Company  old car in part payment  for a 490 Chevrolet  Easy payments for the balance.  A new car means, that yon will have new tires  and but few repairs for sometime���������according to  usage.  STUART MOTORS  Chevroiet.and Nash Agents  Mission City, B. C.  T������R14SII>R\T THORNTON'S  SPECIAL  Some Canadian newspapers have  been critical of late of ��������� what they  term the "luxurious" manner in  which the new President of Canadian  National Railways, Sir Henry Thornton, and the leading officials oi the  lines rather hurried, inspection of tho  physical plant of Canada's publicly  owned and controlled railways..Such  criticisms, when honestly offered,  originate in the conviction that waste  does not belong in any plan to reduce  deficits on a publicly owned enterprise. The fact, is. all capable officers  of a railway believe that waste is inexcusable under any condition, and  govern themselves accordingly. Were  critical newspapers aware of all the  facts connected with an inspection  over railways, under circumstances  such as those ruling the continent-  wide journeys of the new C. N. R.  head, it is safe to say that no criticism would be offered at all.  President; Thornton is.new to the  country as well as to the National  Lines. He has been entrusted wi^h  a really big job of welding threb  groups of lines and three groups of  employees into one. system of 22,-  000 miles, having more than 100,-  000" workers on the payrolls. He has  to pick his officials under his direction, choose the centres and define  the limits where me,ii with authority  are. to be located. To him falls the  duty of determining what the service  ought to be, in all parts of Canada,  and his appraisal must be made of  tho conditions of roadbed, bridges,  stations and of all the property and  equipment the road has available to  furnish such a service.  Reasoning men know that if he  journeyed over the lines alone, his  work would likely be futile. He  would be observing conditions without having an understanding'of why  they should be so. Any decisions he  might make would probably be altered when he secured the governing  facts on return to Headquarters.  Moreover, such a trip would be more  in the nature of a "leave-of-obsence"  +,han an official inspection. And rnon  vit.li the capacity for work Sir Henry  Thornton evidences, are not prone to  anything but. work. Officers' on the  National Lines are discovering that  their new head gets through a tremendous amount of work in a day.  SELL SHOUT TERM BONDS  Alex* S. Dancan  Barrister     Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  '���������'������������������'.'/��������� ..���������.-������������������  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phone 8601 P. O. Box 60  MISSION CITY, B. C  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOB   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  Burdick. Logan and Company,  strongly advise the sale of all short  term bonds. Best authoritative  opinion in London and New York  expects sterling to touch par inside  of six months. This means Canada,  her provinces and municipalities can  borrow in London, once again the  world's cheapest money market,  where interest rates are lower trail  Wm,   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and Live  Stock  Specialist  23 years among the Stockmen of  the Eraser Valley. Am ftufftlar  with- the different breeds of live  % ock and their value*.  Address   all communications  Box 34 Chilliwack/B. C'  to  in 1013. In order to assure the present rates of interest over a long  term of years, holders of short torm  securities should sell without delay  and re-invest in long term securities,  which will appreciate in value as interest  rates drop.  ���������A  I  >���������/������  v^rrs^rc  ���������St-i** ���������  H"   ������i������j^"t'Of   ���������:,���������..* -,.'1 "���������������������    f'V- * ��������� 'f-vfiimf "iJif'T."- "������ *..><.-V? y������  .'WJ-MBBOTSFORP POST  Attna  S35tt  page nrm  =  -SSSa3i^B3SS5SSS  tttaBtotKBDI  B.C., Land Suryeyorand  CTvil Engineer  'Room : (3   Hurt   Block,  Chilli wu ok  13ox    4*22. CHILIJWACK  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OPEN   EVERY   PBXDAY  ARBOTSFORD,   B.   O.  CONVENTION MAY INAUGURATE   PROSPERITY  ALAN M. BROKOVSKI  AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  LIVE STOCK a Specials  P. 0. Bo:: 94  Shallow Pint Crate  Is Not In Favor  Mr. L. D. Beard who represented  Hatzic moved and Mr. ,1. A. Catherwood seconded the following motion  which  was unfortunately lost.  Whereas the district of Mission.  Hatzic and Dewdney, comprising  some 300 raspberry growers prpdut-i-  fro'm 7 5 to 80 per cent of all rasp-,  berries ,grown in British Columbia;  and  Whereas the Shallow Pint crate  has been given a fair trial and found  unsuited to the shipment of British  Columbia raspberries delivering fruit  to distant markets in a much inferior  condition to the present. 2-5 .quart  crate, and thereb'y^loweri'ng-the quality of our product; and,  Whereas the present 2-5 , quart;  crate has proved entirely-satisfactory  to the needs of the district in th ���������.  delivery of raspberries to distant  points;     . ���������  Therefore, be it resolved that the  B. C Fruit Growers' Association, the  ,'B. C. Traffic and Credit Association,  the Dominion Fruit Commissioner,  Canadian Horticultural Council ' b ;,  and are hereby urged to use every  endeavour to have the 2-5 quart  crate for the shipment of raspberrio  made a legal package in addition u.  the Shallow Pint, crate and the use  of either of these two crates mads  optional for the grower.  Discussion made it evident that  this resolution would be lost, by 150  to 2, and it was therefore withdrawn.  In addition to this a resolution was  put forward regarding the Oriental  question, but as this was thoroughly  covered by a previous . resolution  put forward by Armstrong, the resolution was withdrawn.  FIRE   AT   MT.   LEHMAN  WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24'.���������Morrison's store burned to the ground this  evening. Tot?al loss of building and  goods. No particulars as to insurance.  NO   LEAGUE   GAME   PLAYED  The football game which was  scheduled at Mission last Saturday be  tween Abbotsford and Clayburn did  not materialize owing' to the former  not fielding a team. A game was  played, however, between Clayburn  and a scrub team of which Clayburn  was the winner by a score of .1-0  with overtime.  Fop a  Bilious Headache  brew a cup of Celery King-  natural herbs and roots���������a gentle  laxative and purifier. Tones up  ������������������ the liver and stimulates digestion.  Makes you feel bright and vigorous.   30c and 60c, at druggists.  Stop that Go ugh  It distresses you and your friends  ���������it is dangerous. A few drops of  Shitoh, the 60-year old remedy,  brings immediate relief. Shiloh  stops that irritating tickling in the  throat, loosens the phlegm and  heals the tissues. Get Shiloh, at  your druggists, 30c, 60c and $1.20.  (Continued from Page One)  points without extra charge, or with  minimum  charges for switching;  2. Routing express cars on branch j  lines in distance not exceeding tha*  to Winnipeg, without extra charge  or at a reasonable minimum charge  If the distance exceeds that to Winnipeg, with the right to open all cars  three times to unload at any poinr. at  which the train may stop.  Whereas Chemical ��������� Fertilizers are  recognized as a complement only in  proper fertilization and that to obtain complete and proper fertility  barnyard manure is essential; and  . Whereas the continued and prolonged use of chemical fertilizers will  ! inevitably result in deterioration o-'-  fruit especially berries, to the point  whero tho industry is eventually undermined; and,  Whereas a supply of barnyard  manure is urgently required at. a  price which will place British Columbia growers on a basis of equality  with Washington growers, to whom  this invaluable commodity is available at $3 per ton f.o.b. cars;  "He-it now resolved, that the B. C.  Fruit Growers' Association, the B.C.  Traffic and Credit Assn. the Domin-  ion Fruit Branch, and the Canadian"  Horticultural Council be, and arc  hereby urged, to use every endeavour  to arrange for a cheap and plentiful  supply of barnyard manure from thc-  Calgary stockyards at a cost for  loading and transportation of $3 per  ton to B. C. points or as near that  figure as possible.1  Whereas the express rates on  berries from Fraser Valley points to  Calgary in car'lots is-$2.40 per lvO  lbs. and in l.c.l. $2.20 per 100 lbs.:  and,  Whereas the difference is not. sufficient to cover iceing and loading  charges borne by the shippers, and  results in car lot shippers being at  greater expense than l.c.l. shippers;  and,  Whereas the express companies  are saved the cost of handling entirely and protected by car load shipments accepted as shipper's load and  count from-..shortage claims;---.  ' Be it therefore resolved, that the  B. C. Fruit Growers' Association,  the B. C. Traffic and Credit Associa  tion, the Dominion Fruit Commission, and the Canadian Horticultural Council be requested to use every  endeavor to have car lot rates to  prairie points reduced and a favorable through rate arranged to Fort  William and Port Arthur for U. C.  berries.  Whereas there is an evident tendency on the part of many fruit growers to forget the principles' of Cooperation and concentrate on side  issues to the prejudice of Co-operation;  and,  Whereas it is therefore vitally  necessary that the fundamental principles of Co-operation should be restated 100 per cent, co-operation  may be restored;  Be it now resolved that this convention prepares an itinerary for  the services of Mr. Aaron Sapiro for  submission to (he Provincial Minister of Agriculture with tho request  that Mr Sapiro be retained to speak  on such itinerary at the earliest possible, moment.  Whereas the acreage planted in  rhubarb makes it essential to obtain  the widest distribution for this commodity; and, wereas this commodity  in car lots frequently overloads the  market in cities and is hopelessly  in exceos of the market requirements  for smaller towns such.as Yorkton,  Souris, etc;  and,  Whereas to prevent this condition  it is necessary to load mixed cars  v ".tetanies and rhubarb which is penalized by a minimum weight of 30,-  000 lbs.'prior .to June 1st us against  xthe 24,000 lbs. minimum weight, in  force for straight cars of rhubarb  by freight movement from April 1st  to July 3.1st.  Be it now resolved that tho B. C.  Fruit Growers'    Association,  the  B.  C. Traffic and Credit Association,  the Dominion Fruit Commissioner,  and the Canadian Horticultural  Council be urged to use every endeavor to have the minimum weight on  mixed carloads of rhubarb and vegetables reduced from 30.000 lbs. to  24,000 lbs. from April 1st to July  31st.  Whereas the production of berries  in British Columbia lias reached."-.the  point where it is urgently necessary  to obtain ihe widest possible distribution; and,  Whereas lower minimum carload  weights would enable car loads, to  bu placed profitably in smaller towns  than can at present, bo reached either  by whole or part/cars, enable B. C.  to compote on more equal terms with  if.S.A. berries;  Be It'therefore resolved that the  B..C. Fruit Grower*' Association,  (.lie' B. C. Traffic and Credit Association, the Dominion Fruit Commis-  .jioner and the Canadian Horti6ul-  tural Council be urged to use every  endeavor to have the, minimum express car load weights reduced to  the same weights allowed by U.S.  railroads,'viz., ' .15.000 lbs., for cars  under 30 ft...and 17.,000' tor cars over  3 6   ft. ,,J,,'  Whereas Fruit Growers produce a  staple article for common consumption, very, necessary to tho health  and happiness of the people at large,  are not in a speculative business, and  do not demand excessive prices but  such'as' will enable them to pay expenses, comfortably provide, for theii  families, and contribute'to the common  w������'il; -     ' .        '  And .whereas' it has been found  that, in order to market'their fruit so  as to obtain a reasonable price it is  necessary to co-operate' and protect  one another for the common advantage;  . And.whereas except this corporation is entered into by.practically all  of the growers, a small minqrity^msy  wreck the prosperity "of. all;' '  *''"��������� :  Therefore be it resolved:-Thai we  express our determination, to stand  by the principles of co-operation and  to do everything possible to .'make it  a success. ''  Whereas the present system .of-assessment and taxation of orchard  trees is unjust and iniquitous, especially so in view of the fact,that during the past two seasons' orchards  have in many'"cases proved to be a  liability instead of an ��������� asset, there-  lore we, as fruitgrowers, strongly  protest against the' continuance of  this tax.  Resolved, that on account of the  damage done to fruit- trees by grouse  in recent years, that fruit growers be  permitted to kill 'them when found  doing damage in orchards.  Resolved, that the. government be  requested to have no closed season  for bears; also that it be made per-  ���������missable in settled districts for owners or their authorized agents, with  an ordinary or farmer's licence, to  shoot  bears.  Whereas it is the opinion of this  Association that the Dominion Government Exerimental. Farms and Stations have rendered valuable service  to the Dominion by promoting the  successful pursuit of the different  branches of farming, and have been  a very profitable investment, of tho  taxpayers;   and.  Whereas the benefit from much of  the experimentation and demonstration is confined to district with somewhat similiar. conditions of soil and  climate to those of the Experimental  Farms; and,  Whereas the district of Southwest Kootenay has a very large area  of land suitable for cultivation, and  a climate favourable for fruit growing as well as other branches of  farming; and  Whereas the problems affecting!  the various branches of agriculture  in this district are not identical with  those of any district in the province  where experimental stations are already established. .'  Therefore be it resolved, that the  Dominion Government be asked to  establish an Experimental Station at  a point in South-West Kootenay with  a position and conditions that will  tend to make its work valuable to  the whole district.  Whereas tho present clause in the  Horticultural Act regarding compulsory spraying now requires a petition signed by at least 80 per cent.  of the fruit growers in the district  before such compulsory spraying can  be made effective, this Association  recommends that this clause b?  changed to read, "Eigthy per cent,  of the orchard acreage" instead of  "Eigthy per cent, of the growers."  That the B.C.F.A. be asked to go  into the question of the ratepay-  ment of the governnu-nt loans in the  Water Districts with p view to obtaining relief in the   way of   exten-  grain that will put us on an equal  footing with other, provinces, and  thus lend their assistance for the advancement of the Fruit industry of  B. C.  Whereas the Sales Tax has recently been removed from fertilizer on  the ground that this is a vital element in the production and raising of  the quality of food, and  Wheras the boxes and crates are of  equal Importance in delive'ring these  food products to the market in first  class .condition, and in maintaining  the quality thereof;.  Therefore be it resolved that the  B. C. Fruit Growers' Association,  the B. C. Traffic and Credit Association, the Dominion Fruit Commissioner, and the Canadian Horticultural Council'be, and are hereby requested to use every endeavor to  have the sales tax on boxes and  crates' for packing fruit removed as  soon.as possible.  Matsqui Council  Starts New Year  \eion of time of repayment, owing to  the dire distress of the.fruit industry  at <he. present time..  Whereas the Small Fruit Growers  of Vancouver.are greatly handicapped in shipping car lots of fruit to  the prairie owing to it being classified as.ordinary freight until it reaches Vancouver, at an-average cost cf  $10 per car;  Therefore be It resolved that this  Association should use ail the.,means  in Its .power to. impress upon the Dominion Express Company the great*  need and, importance of 'encouraging  this growing industry by granting a  through express rate froin point of  shipment.  Resolved, that the reduced rates  on express' shipments of fruit bo extended. '  Whoreas In  view, of the    py'cseui  demoralized     marketing     conditions  existing throughout Western Canada,  we, the members of the  B.C.F.G.A.,  would recommend to the annual convention that the strongest    possible  representation be made to the Board  of Railway Commissioners for cheaper freight and    express   rates,    and  would suggest that this Association  act in conjunction    with the Provincial Government who, through Premier Oliver,  have     arranged    for   a  hearing at Ottawa the latter part of  the present month.  ���������  Resolved that we express our appreciation of the Provincial Govern-  ment.and . Legislature , in* pressing'  upon the Dominion Government the  necessity of putting into force-early  in,the season;measures to prevent^.he  dumping of* fruit from outside on our  home, markets, and we urge that  this matter be kept before the Dominion authorities in due season this  year.  Whereas the operation of the  Anti-dumping Clause of the Tariff  Act has been unsatisfactory during  1922, due largely to the length of  time required to put it in force under the jurisdiction of the Gov.-Geu-  eral in Council.  Therefore be it resolved, that the  Dominion Govt, be approachfled and  asked to place the operation and en- LANGLEY PRAIRIE, Jan. 22.  forcement of the Anti-Dumping reg- The postponed game of the senn-  ulations in the hands of the Minis- finals for the.possession of the Pack-  ter q? Customs arid power to act. .      JenhamCup in    the    Fraser    Valley  Whereas,the growers and exhibit-  handicapped in taking  part in  [.valuable fruit show   owing   to  Reeve Merryfield took the reins of  office with the easy assurance of an  old hand at the first council meeting on Thursday. Councillor Gled-  hill was appointed chairman of finance and the whole council was constituted the board of works. A committee of the whole will inspect all  bridges' suspected of damage or decay, before the next meeting.  , The police, commissioners met on  the same date-and appointed Tom  Lehman chief of police. The appointment of district constable was left  with th6 council.  The next meeting will follow the  Court of Revision of the assessment  roll on Feb.-8. After that date, regular meetings will be- held on the  first Saturday of each month at the  Mt. Lehman hall. Extra meetings  will take place at the Gifford hall.  Municipal Clerk LeFevre was  confirmed in his position for 1923.  PAKENHAM CUP  GAME POSTPONED  ors of B. C. fruit   to   the   Imperial  Fruit Show in England are greatly  this  the  great distance, of this province from'  England,    and    consequently    heavy  cost of transportation of    exhibition  fruit;  And whereas the B. C. Growers  have reason to feel that they'have  in the past demonstrated the superiority of their fruit! and undertaken  entire expense of their exhibits, and  do record highest honours in the  classes hitherto entered tor, and feel  still, greater honours would come to  this province if a combined exhibit  was made by the province as a whole  instead of by the individual, hereto-  fore; and,  Whereas the Ontario government  have stood behind their growers by  bearing a share of the cost of, making exhibits by their growers;  Therefore be it resolved that this  convention request the support of the  Provincial Government    to    make a  senior amateur football league,  which was to have been played on  Saturday aftenoon, was again called  off on account of one of * the teams  not being able to field a representative eleven. The winners of this  game are to meet Clayburn in the  finals for this trophy.  The league standing is as follows:  Team.            '         W. L.  Clayburn   ................ 8 1  Mission      6 2  Langley United   3 4  Abbotsford  2 4  Chilliwack      1 5  Fern Ridge ............... 0 4  D. Pts.  0     16  2  1  2  0  1  14  7  6  2  I  NEW SECRETARY FOR  HANEY INSTITUTE  HANEY, Jan. 22.���������The monthly  meeting of the Haney , Women's Institute was held on January 15 In  the Odd Fellows' Hall. Mrs. E. E.  Adair, the newly-elected president,  occupied the chair. Mrs. M. McFar-  lane tendered her resignation as secretary of the Institute.  THE POST IS OUT   AFTER A  LARGER  CIRCULATION.  This Paper will accept $1.00 cash for  two years' subscription. For twelve  years this paper has constantly and  consistently boosted Abbotsford, now7  that The Post is after a larger circulation is a g������od time to help out  Pay to Mrs.  A.   Taylor,  through the Post Office.  or  send  $1.00  mmmmmmwmmmmmmmm THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. d  Mk*<n* n't** it mr^ift**  Always prompt, polite service al this market.  Suchattenlion nnlurally :S<> Willi" Hie Fine qualities of meats whiHi we ^sdl-   . ..  S.F.WHITE  D- &������?%������. -.... Abbotsford, B,C.  This store is now open For   business with a  full line o'f feeds of all kinds al right, prices.  You know oui\old Specialties? We still have  them. .  ...! f&faiMpffikM-  T solicit apart of your.patronage for 1923.  I J, SPARROW . ���������  Essendene Avenue .      ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  A nice new stock of Wall Paper  has come to hand.  .Just the right kind to make the  rooms cheerful during the fall and  winter mouths.  A Good Variety To   Choose From  A.' R. GOSLING-  Box 31 - Abbotsford,  B. C.  All   Work   Guaranteed  The way to peace-is not through  armies and navies. You r do not.  guard against hydrophobia by raisi"..;  dogs on a large scale.���������New York  Morning   Telegraph.  A "brain-worker" nowadays is a  man who is trying to figure out how  be can get his winter's coal without  mortgaging his home.���������Louisville  Courier-Journal.  PERSONALS  Miss Phyllis Whitchelo and Master Donald Hartford spent the weekend in Vancouver.  Mr. Fred Sutherjjy has returned  home' from Vancouver where he underwent a successful operation.  Mrs. Knox, who has been the guest  of her sister, .Mrs'. J. A. McGowan.  returned to her home in Vancouver  on Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sutherby and  Mrs. Roderick ltamage of Kamloops  who have been visiting friends in  town have returned to Ladner. In  their Iionor a jolly surprise party  was given at the residence of Mrs.  W. Roberts' on Monday evening:  Mr. Leslie Tretheway of Harrison  Mills is'visiting his home here.  Miss Eleanor Peck has returned  from a holiday spent with friends in  Vancouver.  Mr. ,H. Wells of Camrose, Alberta,  and recently of Vancouver was the  guest of Mr. and -Mrs. F. J. R-  Whitchelo during the week.  A surprise party of friends to the  number of twenty-two visited tho  home of Mr. and Mrs. Bryanton on  Monday evening and thoroughly enjoyed music and dancing until .an  early hour.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Weir and Mr. and  Mrs. M. M. Shore motored to Bellingham on Sunday last.  Mrs. J. C. Alder was a visitor in  town  this week from Newton..    ���������  Mrs. Woodward has' returned hoino.  from  Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Phillips returned  from Alberta last week and intona  to make their home in Abbotsford.  On February 2nd, che Orange Kail  which has been undergoing alterations will be offically opened by the  holding of :an "Old Time Whist  Drive and Dance,'" for which che.  committee are making special- plans.  At the recent annual meeting of  the choir of the Presbyterian Church,  officers were appointed as follows:  Leader, Mr. A. Mc Galium; president,  Mrs. Bedlow; vice-president, Mrs.  Groat; secretary-treasurer, Mrs.  Whitchelo; organist, Miss Evelyn  McMenemy.  \A very pleasant evening was spent  at the whist drive held in the Masonic Hall on Monday evening under  the auspices of the W. A. of St.  Mathews Church. First prizes' were  won by Mrs. Saunders and Mr, A.  Ayres, while the consolation prizes  went to Mrs. Harry Conway and Mr.  Orton Sherwood. Another evoiib-tf  of whist is planned by the ladies for  Friday, February 9th.  , Keep February 10th as an open  date, a good  time promised.  The W. A. of St. Mathews Church  held their regular meeting in the  Parish   Hall  on   Friday afternoon.  Under the auspices of the W. A.  of i.he G. VV. V. A. a whist drive will  be held in the Masonic Hall on Friday,   February  2nd.  Dr. and Mrs*. .V. F. Saunders are  preparing to.' leave Abbotsford very  soon, and Intend making their future  home in Kerris'dale. Mr and Mrs.  Saunders have made a, wide oirir-1 *  of friends while in Abbotsford and  will be much missed in the community.  Tho Abbotsford and District Board  of Trade will hold a meeting in I.Iir  community hall, Poplar,- on Friday  evening. February 2nd. The Abbotsford Brass Band have been given  an invitation to attend.  POPLAR LOCALS  Great, expectations are being anticipated by the peoplo of this community with the prospect- of the Abbotsford Board of Trade, accompanied  by" the Abbotsford Band, coming to  the town on February 2nd. Preparations are being made by our citizens and it is likely the business men  of our neighboring business centre  will be agreeably surprised at tne  reception which they will, receive  from our citizens, who * appreciate  the neighborly visit.  . A very, pleasant evening was carried off here on Thursday morning at 1 1:30 when one of our popular young ladies, Miss Lillian Foy.  was united in marriage to Mr. Alfred  Tracey of Peardonvillc. Miss Leila  Tracey. sister of the groom supported  the bride, while Mr. Wm. Tracey,  brother of the groom, was the best  man. The Rev. Harding Priest performed the ceremony. The happy  young couple are. on the return from  their honeymoon, to be given a  shower at their home here.  At a shower given just before the  wedding -the gifts were handsome,  and were brought into the room by  two little boys, Masters Stewart Dunbar and Walter Norris.   .  The home of Mr. George Palmer  was burned to the ground on Monday last. The high wind prevented  the willing neighbors, from being of  much assistance in saving the house  and furniture, but they did save the  barn. Some insurance was held on  the house.  Mr Sayce is not coming,immediately to Poplar. He was to have occupied Mr. Palmer's house, and  had gone so far as to have paid a  month's rent in advance. We all  hope, however, that he will come  here to live soon as he is said to be  a good fellow.' and' will do all he  can to make Poplar more popular.  The Men's Club organized in the  Parish Hull on Tuesday evening with  Mr. C. F. Pratt as president and Mr.  Fred Blich as secretary-treasurer. A  smoking concert and a programme^  will be held in the ball on tho 30th.  Mr. A. Lee's Sherer Counter,  which1" was installed sometime ago iy  giving great satisfaction and is tho  admiration of many of his customcis.  Rev. Mr. Simpson, secretary of  the Anglican Sunday School Association will conduct services in St.  Matthews  Church   on  Sunday  next.  Rev. 'A1. Harding Priest, attended  the Deanery of New Westminster  held in Mission City on Tuesday and  Wednesday.  Special prices on Canned Vegetables.  ���������   Ik-sl !>v:\(\c Tomatoes,^1/* 11). Tins.__  Two dozen  ��������� in case .  ' Other Vegetables at close prices  ALBERT LEE,  Baker  and Grocer  &  Mr. A. R. Gosling, who has had  the contract of painting the 13. it K.  building, will.af the weather is fine,  have the work completed within a  few days. '  .  Mr. Frank Fooks met with a  nasty accident on Thursday evening  while coming from the farm on ?.  speeder. He     was    making    the  home grade in fine style when suddenly a gasoline . motor car hit him  from behind, throwing him in the  ditch. He sustained injuries which  it is hoped will'not detain him under  the doctor's care too long, and that  he will be up and around at an  early date.  ti  OF ALL KINDS  ������������������ NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL. ESTATE���������Money lo Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  cCaS  Abbotsford  HISTORY OF WORK OF W. A.  OF M. S. A. HOSPrTAL  CLAYBURN";  On Friday evening a large audience gathered in the school hall to  hear the illustrated lecture entitled  "A Night with D.ickens" given by Mr.  J. Francis Burs'ill (Phelix Penni."  ���������'���������"��������� Mi\ R. Telford was chairman��������������������������� of  the evening and. among those . who  assisted with .the .enjoyable programme which followed'were Mrs'.  J Gibson. Mrs. E. J. Ireland, Mrs R.  A. Cooper and Mr. Sam Brown. The"  entertainment, was a great success,  the proceeds being in aid of the Clayburn Athletic society. .1  Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Young of Edmonton are the guests of their  daughter. Mrs. F. J. R. Whitchelo.  ami will later go on to Vancouver to  visit.  A.WOL'XCFMIOXT  We wish to announce that Dr.  Charles Pritts; Graduate Optometrist  w'ill be at Flendriekson P.-os. Jewelry Store. Sumas. Wn., o"ery day owing to his increase in business there.  Fyes scientifically examined. Glass-;?  of all, kinds properly fitted, also'  broken lensps duplicated. Examination   free.   Satisfaction   guaranteed.  Mr. Ostrum of Matsqui is in the  Ma tsnui-Su mas-<\b hots ford Hospital  suffering  from  blood poisoning.  Servlcei will .be held in St. Math-  ew's Anglican Church at Abbotsford  every Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  At the regular annual, meeting cf  the W. A. of the M.S.A. Hospital;  the retiring president, Mrs. H. Fraser, gave the*"following splendid report-of the work of the past year.  "In presenting''this first amuil  report of j the Women's Auxiliary of  the Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Hospital, we are grateful to record a  year of very successful activity." .Wo  have a membership of eighty, and  during the year held ten regular and  two special meetings with an average  attendance of nineteen.  "Our membership is far too small  and we earnestly solicit the co-operation of the many women in ou>  vicinity and district, whom we would  , gladly welcome as members, which  membership requires only the payment of the small annual fee of one  dollar. The object of the association  is to forward the interests of the  hospital in any way considered advisable by the auxiliary. The W. A.  of the M. S.' A. Hospital was organized on November 1st, 1921 and embodied in this report are. the twt>  months of the year 1021. Our first  annual bazaar on December 15th,  when approximately $14 00.00 ��������� was  made 'speaks very we'll for  the generosity of the . Western;  people, and the untiring efforts of  the convenor of the bazaar, Mrs J.  L. Preston.  The ladies of the auxiliary at the  beginning undertook to furnish the  hospital and are deeply grateful to  the following individuals and organizations who have assisted so liberally; Mrs; J. C. Tretheway who furnish  ed a ward; Mr. S. D. Tretheway who  furnished a ward; the Masonic  Order, the G. W. V. A. who each furnished a ward also; the W. A. of St.  Matthews Church, '-who gave a refrigerator; the Ladies' .Aid "of the  Presbyterian Church, the stretchov:  Dr. T. A. Swift, the operating table,  and the Mt. Lehman ladies $10.00  cash. Donations were also received  from the proceeds of whist driven  given by the ladies of Huntingdon,  Clayburn, Matsqui and Abbotsford  The report of the sum realized from  these entertainments as well as the  annual ball of the auxiliary given in  May will be embodied in the financial report. The M.-S.-A. Hospital  was officially opened on April 8th,  1922 and was a day long to be remembered in this district.  Mr. R. L. McCulloch. chairman of  the hospital board    introduced    the  BUY HERE  We use. the Sherer System.  We specialize in  ��������� CLEAN GOODS^    -  weighed and wrapped in your presence.  Quality, Weight and Service  Satisfaction  Guaranteed  CASH  GROCERY  We Deliver Goods to any pari of the town  Phone 55 Phone 55  following speakers, who each in turn  spoke in glowing terms of the building, and congratulated the people  of the district in having a buil-ini*,  second to none in the Fraser Valley,  in our midst: Miss' Campbell, matron; Mrs. M. E. Smith. M. P P.,  Hon. E. D. Barrow, Minister of Agriculture; and Hon. John Oliver, Premier of B. C. The auxiliary solicited a pantry shower in connection  with the hospital opening. Members  and visitors were entertained at a  sumptuous repast in the, Masonic  ���������Hall.by the A. F.and A. M. Lodge of  Abbotsford. After the meal, the  usual toast's,, speeches and votes of  thanks passed to the guests and hosts  alike.  As the auxiliary is entitled to.placing two members on the Board of  the Hospital; Mrs. Wilson of Clayburn, and Mrs. H. Eraser of Abbotsford were elected to that office, and  Mrs. Alex McPhee was' chosen to vote  for the auxiliary at.the annual meeting of the Board.  The Board of Directors have been  very fortunate indeed in the choice  of their staff, viz., Miss Campbell,  matron, Miss Levy, Miss Spencer,  and Miss Hayden. housekeeper.  Patients who have received care in  the hospital all bear testimony 1.0  the courteous, kind treatment motcd  out to them by the nurses in charge.  The committee appointed ;at tho  beginning of the'year" have'all done  tlioir work very nobly, as will be  seen by the report sent in and the  amount of work accomplished. Of  especial assistance to the auxiliary  was the purchasing committee, to  which the following ladies gave their  aid, Mrs. Preston (whose resignation was reluctantly accepted), Mrs.  R. L. McCulloch being appointed as  convenor in her place; Mrs. Court-  man, and  Mrs.  McMenemy.  At a meeting held on    May    17th,  the purchasing committee was thank-1  ed  for their services and  dissolved;  and  Miss  Campbell  was    authorized  to    the  of    our  takin.*?  dance  to purchase any necessary articles  for the hospital and present the bills  at each meeting. A large amount of  valuable work was also done by the  sewing committee which was cm-  prised of Mrs. Swift, Mrs King, Mis'.  McMenemy, Mrs. McCulloch and Mrs.  Barrett.  The flower committee was also  given a hearty vote of thanks for  the splendid work achieved.  The second annual bazaar of the  auxiliary was held in the theatre on  Friday, November 24thj and under  direction of the convenor, Mrs. T-I.  Fraser, and her' worthy committees,  ���������was a. huge success; the net receipts  being .f7 7 9.00 the expenses for same  were '$34.50 not including the music  for the dance.  The auxiliary are grateful  W. B. A. of the Maccabees  town for the help given in  full charge of the Bazaar  simper served in the Harrop Hall,  and also to the' local Masonic Lodire'  who assumed full charge of the ��������� bazaar dance given in the Alexandria.  Hall, and 'relieved the auxiliary of  all responsibility connected with  same.  At the Xmas season, the hospital  staff made special efforts to make it  pleasant for the patients, and the  wards were very prettily decorated,  the Christmas , tree was beautiful,  and everything possible done for  their enjoyment.  The outlook for the year upon  which we are entering portends a  r-toady advance, and as president of  this society I take this opportunity  to thank all members of this auxiliary who helped to make our meetings pleasant ..and...harmonious, and  for their assistance generally; and  would ask from them the same ^en-  emus support for the officers of  1923 as eiven to those of the past  year. The total receipts of 1932  and two months of 1921 were, $3.-  403.17. expenditures $2497.95 leaving a balance of $905.22."


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