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 ' rr ������'.:^kil  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XXIV., No. 4.  ABbolsford,$VG., Friday, June 2, 1922  ���������: '. '. Jit:.'. ^   $1.00 Per Annum.  Give Us Our /lights or  .iGive-Us Our Lands  OTTAWA, "May. 29.-^-"We have  given'lmlllioh^; juid ^millions o'F acres  of our land for "t lie right' to protect  ourselves against unjust ,. freight  rates. ' They took our lands; you  took our rights. Restore to us,our  rights/ or else/-; roatp.ro to ms our  lands.''' '..  "This was the bombshell that Preni-'  ��������� ier John Oliver dropped into the  railway committeo this morning near  the close of the most oxclting session  which-'I hut committee has yet experienced. <"-'- ..,:."������������������      ���������-   {  This is the crucial stage for the ou  quiry..-Every opportunity' for inr  ITtiencp is being used���������conversations  in ministers' rooms,' conferences he-  hind closed .doors, goll\ ' friendship,'  dinner.engagements���������for .the" com-  mitteejis ainiing'to report this week  to the-house. Nominally the committee is'compos'ed-of'Liberals, Conservatives and Progressives. Actually  it is composed.of lawyers, farmers  and a:majority of more or less1 silent  members. The lawyers'���������with the exception of Hon. A. B. Hudson, former attprney-;general~-f6r Manitoba���������  show a natural' genius for espousing  the side of the railways. There are  no lawyers before the committee but  there are lots of lawyers on \ the  committee. The farmers, of course,  are a'unit for reduced rates'.  Heckled by Lawyers  No witness so far ,,has succeeded  in unmasking the committee^ like  Hon'. Mr. Oliver. Before he had  beeif^go'ing half an hour""~h"e~had-'-"a  .front,row of lawyers interrupting  - him with questions like heelders'at a  political meeting. He .answered them  with the same vim and welcome.  By the time he Avas through he had  half a dozen members of the'commit-  tee vainly trying to take a fall out of  him, while the remaining -forty 'or  fifty sat back, laughed, and applauded the readiness and pointed humor  of the witness' answer.  Oirthe question of the land grants  the premier was on a familiar ground  for in 1903,'while a private member  of' the legislature, Hon. Mr. Oliver  forced a public inquiry at which he  acted, as his own counsel.  Feeling before the committee ran  so high this morning that .Hon. Wal-  at one stage, protested  G. G. McGeer, K. C,  the province, supplying  about a" freight rate  which the premier' had not memorized. Hon. Mr. Mitchell was overruled, however. It was agreed that  Mr. McGeer is to have the same  standing as an advisory expert - as  was given to thev various,.railway experts who advised the respective railway presidents during their testimony.  Even the chairman,    Hon. A.    K.  (Continued on Page Two.)  i-���������  OKGANIZED  A  REHEKAII  . LODGE THIS WEEK  AuId .Lang  names    ol  On Thursday evening'a Rebekah  Lodge was organized in Abbotsford.  Mission City R'ebekahs were present  and put on the work, receiving great  credit for tho manner in which it was  done, President Kozens of Vancouver  stating that the work done was second1 to no other' initiation work in  the-V province at the present  time. Besides tho members of the  aliovo lodge who' came in seven cars,  tho members of the Cloverdale Lodge  were present. After the new Robok-  ahs, had received full instruction \as  to how they .should proceed, the  meeting 'closed with the singing ol  God Save Tho King and  Syne. _  The following are' the  the officers.  N. G.���������Sister Peachy.  V.  G.���������Sister McKinnon.  , Conductor���������Sister  Silvers  Warden-^���������Bro.  McKinnon  Secretary���������Sister  McKay.  R.   S.���������Sister  Carmichael  P. S.���������'Sister Stevens.  '   I.  G.���������Bro.  Fooks'. "  O. G.���������Bros. Trousdale.  , The new lodge will be  Pearl Rebekah Lodge, No  , Mission City, Rebekahs  the newly formed Lodge with a cake  two. and a half-feet long,' .decorated  with-all the-emblem's of the Rebek-  ahs'-and Odd '.Fellows'' orders. Tt  also represented the "third- anniversary of Mission City Rebekah Lodge.  Mr. Bowie of Mission City baked the  cake and put in the.many charms.  ARRANGING  EOR .SHORE  SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION  oif*rt rrx  build-  cloak  known    as  . 43.  presented  YOUNG  JAPANESE IS DROWNED  IN  ABBOTSFORD  LAKE  ter Mitchell  against Mr.  counsel  for  information  On Tuesday evening a Japanese  lad by the name,qf-S'/Kat "was drowned in the Abbotsford Lake; while in  swimming with other companions.  The shouts for help were heard on  the lake shore, but before assistance  could be given the unfortunate lad  had gone down for the last,time. Mr.  J. A. McGowan who assisted in tha  search for the body, twice went down  to a dept of 25 feet, but as the water  Avas very cold, no attempt Av.as male  to go further; and the body was later brought up in a drag by S. D.  Trethewey and Mr. Roach, from a  depth of approximately 45 feet. ""  S. Katt was 21 years of age and  a good swimmer, and it is thought  that he was taken with a cramp. The  deceased was the second son of  Kondo Kat, Avho has been employed  at the Abbotsford L. M. D. Co. fiw  several years. The funeral was held  at 3 p. m. Thursday from the end of  the mill road, and Avas' largely attended. A Japanese Missionary from  Vancouver conducted the services,  interment being made in Hazehvoed  Cemetery, St. Nicholas. The floral  offerings were many and beautiful.  At a meeting of'V-)'o ratepayers of  the school' district".1': of Abbotsford  which 'was held 'Insfijje. school house  Saturday, even ing," it* \vas unanimously decided,to -eiiJarge'' the present  scr)6oi"house\by raising the,roof and  building , four ^roo'ms,' upstairs. , This  plan was previo.usly'approved by the  Government ahdi"tfio local school  board, and will'"provide - for  heating Uirbughou'tvHhe entire  ing..; There Avill "also be two  rooms and a large?*;hall on the second  floor. The enlarging of the school  accommodation in-''^Abbotsford is a  'long! standing " necessity. At the  present time the" average attendan :e  is 218, Avith an 'enrollment of 252  scholars, arid the*-1 capacity of the  building as it nowrstands is' 1 60.  The new alterations will be carried  on during the summer vacation and  wheii completed will provide ample  accommodation' for ;& third year'high  school should the ratepayers see fit  to vote sufficient money to carry on  same. The Government is willing to  raise' the. status ' of the Abbotsford  School to. third year high, if it is  the wish'of'the people.    -'-".'       '  A committee wa������'' appointed to  interview' the government 'in 'relation  to the cash grant,' 'which -it is expected will be more, than fify per cent, of  cost.       '     '  <"    - ;'H  ' -'   "��������� ���������   ���������    V - ��������� . '  CHAUTAUQUA  ITINERARY  ON MONDAY EVENING  The people of th'is'^town appear to  "be" >ve'lrsatisfied^-wiSr tjx&-v '05hau tau--  qua this' year andAthe.atteridance-  is'  said to be much.-?'better;* this    year  than last.    The .programme is a good  one" and is being 'highlyT appreciated  by'those who attend.  Two more days completes the stay  in Abbotsford and the people of this  district are asked to 'make a record  attendance as the' best of the programme is said to be on Saturday  and Monday. The attendance a;  these two days will go a long Avays  toward bringing the Chautauqua  back next year.  The committee will be pleased to  accommodate all those who wish to  secure their tickets beforehand. By  making the attendance large the committee-backing the financial arrangements" will feel that they have conferred a boon to the people of this district by bringing the Chauauqua  here.  MR.  P.-J. It. WHITCHELO HEAD  OF CHJLLIWACK LIBERALS  Mrs. H.. Conway of    Central Park  spent the week-end in Abbotsford.  ay an������ Monday  Show, by your presence,     that   you appreciate  what the men who have financed the Chautauqua  have done to provide entertainment for you. You  don't want it to cost them too much for the enter-  Sinmehlof the people of this district.     In other  words you want to see the Chautauqua a success.  Mr. F. J. R. Whitchelo was elected  president of the ChilliAvack Riding  Liberal Association at a meeting  held in Abbotsford, Wednesday afternoon. The full slate of officers follows:  Hon. president, Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King, Hon. John Oliver, Hon.  E. D. Barrow, and Mr: Elgin Munro;  president, F. J. R. Whitchelo, Abbotsford; first vice-president, J. F.  Semple, Chilliwack; second vice-  president, Mrs. H. Fraser, Abbotsford; third vice-president, A. U'.  Mercer, Rosedale; secretary, S. A.  Menzies, Chilliwack (re-elected),  treasurer, J. H. Ashwell, Chilliwack. Executive for Chilliwack section, J. I. Thornton, Mrs. Munson,  Mrs. Alex Mercer, . Mrs. Heron; foi-  Abbotsford section, Angus Campbell,  Dan Morrison, James Higginson, William  Stuart.  During the afternoon speeches  were made by Hon. E. D.. Barrow,  minister of agriculture, and by the  provincial organizer, Mr. Turgeon, of  Vancouver.  The delegates to the provincial  convention to be held in Nelson in  October will be appointed later.  PERSONALS  Mr. Jackmau who recently underwent a critical operation in the local  hospital is gradually improving in  health.  Mrs'. Cassidy of Murrayvillo was  the guest of Mrs. A. McPhee on Saturday.  Rev. Mr. Robertson addressed the  newly installed minister,    Mr. Ross,  'at the    meeting    in    Clayburfb-  last  Thursday.  The W. B...A. of the Maccabees  held their initiation meeting in the'  Orange Hall on Thursday evening. A  degree team from Vancouver - v. as  present.  , Mr. T. McMillan spent Tuesday in  North Bend.  The death occurred this week of  Mrs. Rowles, Sr., of Sumas, Wash.  The deceased is' survived - by three  sons and two daughters all resident  in this district.  Messrs. .J. Heath, W. Morgan and,  F. Taylor motored to Vancouver on  Thursday.      ' *.  Mr. James Downie was' among  those Avho journeyed to Vancouver on  the 24th to hear the Scotch Guards.  At the Sunday School service to  he held in the Chautauqua tent on  Sunday afternoon the programme of  the B. C. Religious Educational  Council will be used. The net prj-  ceeds of the evening meeting are to  go���������to the M. S. A. hospital, but ' not  from the Sunday School.  Mr. Alex Vannetta of Aldergrove  Avas the recent guest of his brother,  Mr. J. J. Vannetta.  Mr. and Mrs.    George    Smith    of  "Straiton..^ spent>Thursdayi,,in'rtown;, ,-.���������:  -Mrs.-Manning-visited - 'friends    in  ���������Vancouver last week. ' ,.  . Mr: and Mrs.' Robertson of Ladner  were the guests of. Mr." and Mrs.  Coiitts over the -week-end. ^  Mrs. L. McNeil iW'returned from  Calgary where he    visited her sister.  Mr. H. Davenport of Powell River,  well known in    Abbotsford,    visited  friends here during the week."  Mrs. A. M. King very kindly divid- j  cd the $10 won in the May Day parade between the True Blue orphanage and the M. S. A. hospital. Mrs.  T. A. Swift who won second prize of.  $5 also made a. donation.of it to tV.e  orphanage.  Mrs.  Sasseville    Dolly    Sasseville,  ���������Edward  Sassevile and Johnnie Grif- '  fith.s were the guests of Mrs'. H. Gaz-  ley over Sunday.  Miss Sadia Campbell of Lynden is  visiting her . cousins, Jessie Coogau  and Florence Roberts'. '        <���������.'  Mrs. H.^Gazley is in Vancouver attending the wedding of h"1* dfierht"'"  Mrs. Sasseville to Mr. McMurray, ��������� of'  Vancouver,    /fhe    ceremony      tooic.  place at. the home of the    bride    on '  Thursday, June 1st.  Mr. R. DesMazes, proprietor of the  Pioneer grocery store is opening a  branch store at Whatcom Road.  The St. Saviour's football team of  Vancouver, champions' of the Lower  Mainland, played a mixed team at  Abbotsford this week, the result; being a score of 4-1 in favor of the  home  team.  Miss Vera Hunt was home over the-  week-end from Vancouver, where she  has  successfully passed  the Normal,  exariiination. ���������  Miss Helen White of   Mt. Lehman.  was,.among those who graduated. ' >it,  the'Royal Columbian Hospital, "New ,  Westminster, on Wednesday.  Mrs. Rowley has gone to    Seattle,1  and  will spend, some    time    further  south, owing to ill health. "  ' , ���������  I     To-day is a-great day for the'Mats-'  qui children. Mir. McCulloch of Clay-  -  '���������'bu'rnMFv;helping-the' boys;atul...gii:ls",tosv>  ehjo'y  themselves; j ���������'���������  k  '    C   :  Mr. J. 'J.. McPhee 'was a visitor''in  -  New Westminster on Wednesday.  Mrs. H. McNeil and little sons visited her parents in Sumas tliis week.  Services will be held in St. Math-  eAv's xVnglican Church at Abbotsford  every Sunday night at-7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  Considerable interest'1'is taken in  the rise and fall of the Fraser. This  afternoon: the water mark on. the  i'rasn' River bridge -had reached the  If. uci mark, with lots of drift wood  and foam. It is reporied that the  Thompson River is not high as yet,  and'.vith only,the P'raser from the  north high it is not expected that it  will be a dangerous height to which  the water will go,  A stylish and high class stock of dress goods  have arrived and it is'believed that the ladies of  Abbotsford will appreciate the opportunity lo  purchase in their own home town such  New Crepes and Voiles, figured and plain, at  per yard 50c and 60c  Plain Cotton Crepes, all shades.  Wash Dresses, new and .exclusive range al  prices ranging from ., $1.50 up  30 PAIRS ONLY-  SUIT) mer Shoes, 30 pairs   only   Ladies'   White  Canvas Leather-soled Boots ranging in price from  $4.50 to $6.50 to clear at ...........:..:.,...... .$2.95  Men's Summer Clothing���������White Duck Trousers, Flannels, Outing Shirts, B.& D. Underwear,  Light Hosiery, Hats, Etc.  Butterick Patterns���������that answers itself.  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  ntaSn  tSSSSS&  .-.,#  \  mmmmm^^a^mmmm^msmsmmm^mm^^mmmmm^mm^ms^mm^^^mmmm  =5= PAGE TWO  fp& Ibbo^SfOBD post  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday :  j. A. BATES. Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY,   JUNE   2.   1922  Premier Oliver at Ottawa    1  ing the fight of his life    before    the  railway commission in regard to the  ,reduction of freight'rates.  He    goes  so far as to say "Restore    our rights  -.or return our lands."    He might oven  " go a little further if hotter freight  rates are not given the province and  say "Give us rights or give.us separation.". Premier Oliver is taking the  matter seriously indeed but he is not  the first premier of this province who  has seen that the province is. not getting a square deal from    the powers  , that he at Ottawa. Premier Oliver  was one of those who did not agree  Avith the late Sir Richard McBride in  his fight for what was known as  "better terms for U. C" They say it,  was "childish"' of Sir Richard to  ' get up and walk out, but prolir.blv  the then premier was in about the  same state of mind as Oliver was  this week when he gave expression to  the above.words credited to him. In  it Ave see a veiled threat , that' will  meet -with .the approval of many  people of this province. The, light  between .the east and the west of  Canada has probably begun with  the question of freight rates.   Not .all  ��������� wisdom, and not all the rights ana  privileges belong to the east   and the  ��������� soonei^the least-..realizes this the. better. In less than a quarter of a century the west will have the control  by majority in- Canada, and it is up  lo the east to give a fair deal at the  present time, or as near as' possible.  so as to prepare for that day when  the hub of control Avill be in . the  hands of the west. The Avest is a  great country and is gradually being  filled with men who, being-surround-  ed with freedom and .privileges,  learn to demand that which is. coming to them. Premier Oliver knowi,  that in the interest of the develop-  '' ment of the west there should, be  more equitable freight rates. It  must have been a big shock to the  easterner when he-found out that  Vancouver Avas the largest shipping  port of the dominion. There are  other surprises in store yet for the  people, of the east. Our hope is that  Premier Oliver will return west having accomplished something in the  fight he has underta'ken in regard to  . the freight rates.  This is not a political matter. It is  a matter that comes with the rapid  development of the west, and the  east hates to acknowledge the facr..  "East'is' east and Avest is west" is  again a truism.  s mok-1 embraces all denominations. Its ob  1 ject is the moral, physical and social  betterment of the young people. '.'Th������'  result is that Protestant and Catholic  boys and girls of all denominations  work together, each with eciuali(righ'ts'  and in harmony," Avhich has a  healthy modern flavor.  When the people of Ashcroft rend  the above, no doubt the question will  arise in many, "Are the boys of Ashcroft going to the devil?" Is there a  single influence leading them in the  right direction? '    ���������  Some will reply, "Yes, there is the  church," and others will laugh at.  this. The church, in its way no doubt  thinks it is doing what it, can���������-on  Sundav endeavors between one sermon and the other? The truth ot. the  matter is that although the minister  has his eye on the boys on Sundav me  eyes of the police are on them from  Monday morning ��������� until Saturday  night. A "K. J. B." would be a good  thing for Ashcroft.���������Journal.  The big fight of Vancouver for a  drydock has probably .ended for tlu>  present time. Is it a punishmen! on  British Columbia resulting from the  last election? But why do it? Like  some ether matters it is a question of  politics' probably. The Nicomen Island is.another example of politics,  but why punish the Fraser Valley?  It returned a Liberal, who is a faithful follower of the Mackenzie King  government. .But unless Ave are mistaken B. C. will get, very little at the  hands of the present government.  The.east is stilrred up in matters' concerning the west. The east has the  controlling influence with the government and fior that reason all plums  will go to the east.  But Vancouver could not expect to  get the drydock at a time when one  is being.built at Victoria. The government' deems it wiser to carry out  it is concerned. The late government,  saw to that, and now the King gov-  ernment deems is wiser to carry olut  that obligation to Victoria rather  than drop the work there and build  a drydock at, Vancouver instead.  Years ago in Dewdney there used  to be a nice little fight going on  about where the trunk road should  be built. Every reader of this paper  is in possesion of the facts of the  case. The same little busybody, is  busy again between Vancouver and  Victoria. Until this is' stopped all  governments will follow out the  course mapped out by itself rat!,pr  than that which the people wish to  map out for them. We may hate to  see it so, and we may    wish that   a  According' to Herman Rosenfield.  advertising manager of Sear.s Roc-  buck-& Co. big Chicago mail order  house, this, firm has one bureau employing several persons whose duty  it is" to read every week the country  newspapers from all over .the Unite-.!  States. "There is not, a paper of any  consequence in our trade territory  that our bureau'does not. get," Mr.  Rosenfield recently stated. "This  bureau looks over all these papers  carefully and whenever we find a  toAvn Avhere the merchants ai-p not  advertising in their local papers, Ave  immediately flood that territory with  our literature. . This always brings  results that are far < in excess . of  those obtained by the same effort put  forth in territory where the merchants advertise."  THE LAST  GREAT WEST  The Last Great West is' the popular title given to the Peace River  country of "Alberta and British Columbia. The Home Missionary is entering, the district along Avith the  homesteader and the rancher. The  Presbyterian Home Mission Superintendent for Northern Alberta, Rev.'  Wm. Simons, recently made a trip  of exploration- to Fort Vermillion,  300 miles north of Peace River, and  found that settlement extended, in  some places, forty miles back from  the river, and that 2,000 people are  already settled northwest of Peace  River. Many of them are 3 00 rniley  from the nearest doctor and a similar distance from, the nearest minister. This single' fact illustrates the  need of mission work in the vast  hinterlands of the Dominion.  HURT BY FALLING  LAMP  The production of Douglas Mac-  Lean's new Paramount-Ince comedy,  "One a Minute," which will be shown  at the local Theatre this Saturday,  Avas' halted for two days by ah accident Avhich might have proved fatal  when Victor Potel, a character actor, Avas knocked unconscious by a  falling lamp. Two heavy lamps were  placed on a staging, which gave way  during the "shooting" of a scene  hurling the lamps to the floor fifteen  feet below. Portel was unable'to escape, and after being revived, he asked that the scene be continued, but  Mr. Ince ordered that no more photo-  ���������graphing he done until Potel's' recov  ery. Mr. MacLean has one of tho best  roles of his stellar career iu "One a  Minute." His leading woman is Marian De Beck.  The best thing about a plafonic  friendship is that it smoothes the  way for real flirtation.  RESTORE OUR RIGHTS  OR RETURN OUR LANDS  Continued from Page One)  M^icLeari', interrupted at one stage  to protest against receiving evidence  to show that the C. N. R construction between Ottawa and Montreal  cost ino! (��������� per-mile than the C. K. R.  drydock would,be built at Vancouver,' construction through the mountains  we may even realize the need of it, [ and the Fraser river canyon in Brit-  hut unless the right    pull    is    there \ jSh Columbia.    He  '������id    that it wns  with- the powers that be, nothing will  be done.  K. J. IL  The above initials stand for "Kam-  loops Junior Brotherhood.", It is an  organization composed of the youtn  of Kamloops who formed themselves  into an association for their personal welfare and betterment. It Avas  "born of necessity," for the, young  men cf Kamloops' awoke to the fact  that "meeting every Sunday and listening to well-delivered addresses did  not appeal to them." They "wanted apples than for eastern apples. V, hat  action." One member of the com-! justification is' there for It. Our in-  muiiity solved the problem. He said," dustrial life is at stake  im volant''ii--A useless to compare  c s-ts in comvariiig rate"  In his statement Premier Oliver  showed that British Columbia is discriminated against from 9 to 27 1-2  per cent on Avestbound grain" for export, up to 102 per cent on domestic  grain and flour, up to 50 per cent on  commodity rates, up to 100-percent  on sugar and that these rates would  be added to by 25' per" cent if the  Crov/.'s Nest Pass agreement is' reintroduced in, its old form. -".'���������'���������'  "Railway figures show that three  times the rate is    charged-' for B. C.  "Gentlemen, the boys of this city  are'going to the devil, because there  is nowhere else to go. Let us do  something for the boys." As a result  the ' K. J.. B." came into existence. It  he said.  The Chairman���������You don't,suggest  that this is involved in the Crow's  Nest agreemnt?  Hon. Mr. Oliver���������Yes, I- do My  authority is President Beatty in    his  ****^i -      ii ii fi-i-i"-   -1---I   in-r-- ���������������������������- " '*"  evidence before tliis committee when  he said that the Crow's- Nest agroe-  aieni. involves the whole rate structure of Canada. He says that the  $26,000,000 deficit will have to be  charged against other . commodities  and w,e already have more discrimiri-  lation in British Columbia than we  can bear. ,  Quoting other comparisons ' of  rates, Premier Oliver said: "With all  respect to this.committee and to the  railway board I want to tell you that  you are putting the care before the  horse. We have been the cart before  tho horse. We have been- for 16  months before the railway board in  an extensive and costly inquiry on  this, matter. The findings of that  board should have been laid before  this' committee.  The chairman���������-But the board snys  it wants the opinion of parliament  on this agreement first.   '  Premier Oliver���������With all  respect.  1 say that the board Ichoavs more  about the effect of Crow's Nest agree  ment than does parliament or this  committee. .���������������������������������������������  Hon. Mr. Manion interrupted Premier Oliver's reading of a telegram  from the Nelson BoarcL.of Trade asking for a neAv agreement on,' basic  commodities by quizzing him about  the rates on the P. G. -E.  Premier Oliver���������No fair-minded  man can make a comparison between  the P. G. E., which is a construction  road beginning nowhere and ending  nowhere and a transcotihental road.  But 1 will tell my friend this. The  ���������samo rates are charged all over tin  P. G. E.; we haven't a special raf<  for one end and a double rate at tl.c-  o'ther end.  (Applause.)  Hon. Walter Mitchell after his in  effectually    protest against Premie.  ���������Oliver being assisted by Mir. McGeer  protested-against the issue of B.    C  discriminatory  rates  being  heard  at  alii but Premier Oliver Avon out in ai.  argument that the Orow's Nest agreement involved    a   xonsideration    o'  these B. C. rates.   The second brand  of Premier Oliver's argument    deal1  Avith the land grants given Avhen tlu  Ci-oav's Nest Charter and other agree  nients were made.   It was a    revelation to many of the prairie mem ben-  of the committee.  "British Columbia Avas the only  province in" Canada that gave a lane  grant and its gift of land has beer;  .worth more than the total cost or the  roads in British Columbia". he said  "We gave tAvelve million acres o  strip forty miles Avide across B. C.  and-a block on the Peace River  prairies for the building of the main  line.  ,Hon. Mr., Mitchell���������Did    you get a  rate' agreement then?/ '���������  Premier Oliver���������No the laAV  then forbade discriminations. Had  British Columbia known , it would  have .been discriminated against it  would never have given its land oi  joined Confederation.  Continuing Premier' Oliver said  that British Columbia had given 1,-  800,000 acres including coal, timber  and minerals on Vancouver Island  for the building of the E. & N." line,  yet has to pay mountain rates to use  the road; British Columbia had given  3,755,000 acres, including the Crow's  Nest coal fields, for the Crow's' Nest  road; an additional 2,541,000 acres  for the Crow's Nest extension; $850,-  000 in cash subsides and waterfront-  age valued at millions on Vancouver  Harbor, Lord Shaughnessy had admitted in the 19 03 enquiry' that    the  2 50,000 acres of the Crow's Nest  Coal Company Avere valued at a price  "infinitely beyond that of the railway."  Continuing Premier Oliver pointed,.out that the Crow's Nest agree-,  ment placed 50,000 acres of coal  lands in the trusteeship of the Dominion government for' the purpose of  letting the public have coal in carlots  at the pitmouth at $2 a ton.  "We're dealing with more than  frejght rates," he said.  "What are you going to do with  that part of the agreement? Are you  going-to Avipe that o'ut-, too?"  Mr. E. M. MacDoriald, K. C.���������  What do'you suggest'^ Mr. Oliver?  Premier Oliver���������I .'.' suggest that  you give very careful consideration to  that clause.  (Loud laughter.)  Mr. MacDouald, who had been very  active in quizzing the premier, reminded him that he was not above  the committee and should make  proper answers.  Mr. Oliver���������Well, the Dominion  government has agreed to see that,  we get coal at $2 from Its" lands.  That's part of your agreement.  The chairman���������I should say that  by itself is a good reason for parliament  abrogating the? agreement.  Hon. Mr. Oliver���������If the railways  want to be relieved of their contract  Hon. Mi\ Mitchell���������When'you gave  these lands you gave them.to get the  road built, without any conditions.  Premier   Oliver���������The're   is  where  you are wrong.    The    conditions    on  which these lands were    given were'  that rates should be under the con-,  trol   of   the     lieutenan.t-governor-in-,  council.    That was our right.       We'  gave millions and millions    of acres (  for the right to    protect    ourselves :  against unjust    freight    rates.    Tnc;  Dominion    government      has   taken  away our rights.    Restore to us our  rights or else restore to us our lands, j  we are willing.      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Mr. Oliver also put in a number  of statements covering other commodities to show heavy discriminations  against British Columbia. Answering W.'.D. Euler, Mr. Oliver said he  thought the discrimination was fairly general against movement from  Vancouver   eastward.  The bringng back of the Crow's  Nest agreement without revision  would practically break down many  British Columbia industries by closing them out of all but their own  provincial markets.  Hon. R. J. Mans.on asked if, the  movement of empty cars west from  Fort William had not a bearing on  westbound rates. Mr. Oliver agreed  with this.. Some seven million bushels of wheat had gone to Vancouver  last year and had lumber rates been  reduced the railway companies  would not have needed to carry  empty cars" eastward.  "You have a railway of your own  in  British  Solumbia?"     Mr.  Manion  .' "Well, somebody in, the opposition  called it a rabbit track," 'Mr. Oliver  replied.  Wm . 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Box 94  Most of Your Home  Actually the greatest    part of  the area of it, is covered with  ���������Wallpaper.    Wallpaper is . its  distinctive feature;-it ftfrms the    .  background     for . . everything  else.  Let- me' show you- samples and  -give you "figures' on ' hanging,  [painting, staining, calsomining,  ;-etc.       -  - <*-  J.E. PARTON  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   C.  . SUBDIVISION   OF FARM LANDS  ,\j0t x���������3.364 acres uncleared land.  \. 1. soil, good water, .electric light,  facing' the Hospital. Would make  fine fruit of chicken ranch.- Terras.,  $900.00.        ������ ' '  Lot 2���������5 acres. Same as above.  All this property joins the town and  this 5 acres is partly cleared. Per  iicre,  $250.00.  .Lot 3���������5 acres partly cleared, per  acre,   $250.00.  'Lot 4���������One'acre,-splendid home-  site settled all varound with a good  class of houses, $300.00.  "Lot 5, 6, 7���������Same as lot 4.  -Lot 8--One acre. A corner lot  having a large frontage . on both'  streets ajd a splendid view. Lots'-of  water. Electric light. $500.00.  -���������tot-9,-10,'11,"12���������One acre each.  Fine homesites, each $300.00.  -Lot ��������� 13���������5 room cottage. Lot  50x150,  rented,  $900.00.  Lot 14-=���������5 room cottage, tot 5 Ox  150, rented, $900.00.  Lot 15���������6 room house. Lot 5Ox  150, .$1000.00."  Lot'lG���������5 room house. ��������� Lot 50x  150, $1100.00.''        ���������    "  '���������Lot'  20���������13.26  -acres;    6    room  house, large barns, outbuildings, orchard, good water, on main road oyer looking and adjoining town. Splen  did view.  $5000^00 ..^    _  Lot 2i���������11.54"acres.' house, outbuildings ana ciai. irig; frit i trees.  Fine situation overlooking the town  where there :cs - rrnvVPt for all kinds  of produce. :��������� 30 00.0 0.  Gliding  lot    66x132,  -HaildLig      lot    66x132.  -Building    lot      66x132.  Lot    25  $250.00  ' Lot    2 0  $250.00  - Lot    27  $'250.00  Lot 29���������One acre, $300.00.  Lot 30���������One acre, $300.00.  Lot 31���������One acre, $300.00.  Lot 32���������One acre, corner lot, frontage on two roads, $400.00.  Lot 33���������1.118 acres,    north of B.  C. E. Ry,  $300.00.  The whole subdivision    would   be  sold at a price and terms that would  make it a splendid investment.  APPLY TO  JAMES MILSTED  ABBOTSFORD, B.  C.  ��������� When a man listens attentively to  what a woman says it is a sign that  he is not married.  Every man makes a fool, of himself occasionally, but the wise ones  are those who don't make mistakes  as often as the others.���������Atchison  Globe.  Crerarn Speaks  On Immigration  Mr. Crerar said: The subject or' immigration is a very large one, and  notonly is it exceedingly interesting,  but it is natural that there should be,  in this House as" well as out of it, a  variety of views as to the best methods and, indeed, as to the desirability of promoting it, as' well as ' concerning the sources from which immigrants, to Canada should be drawn.  I have frequently stated that in my  judgment immigration to Canada is  needed, and badly needed, and 1 cordially support the minister (Mr  Stewart) and the Government in  .the efforts they may make to bring  to our shores immigrants of a desirable type who will go on the land and  in time become adapted to our Canadian institutions, get our Canadian  spirit, and be assimilated into this  Dominion as good citizens of it. I dc  not think that we can have too muni  immigrants of that type. In the cli������-  cussion this evening a good deal has  been said regarding the need of adding to'our agricultural population,  and, in order to do that successfully,  of improving the conditions surrounding agriculture. To my mind that is  a very essential thing in connection  with the whole subject of immigration. Without doubt at all, the best  immigration" officer, the.best immigration agent yon can have in the  Dominion is the contented settler  whom you, bring to these shores. Ex  perience, 1 beliove, has shown that. !i  .wo bring to Canada the Scolsma-i.  the Englishman, the Irishman, the  Scandinavian, or the man from the  United States, when, he comes here  and gets located and finds conditioi s  onerous, when he. finds he is not accorded the welcome which perhaps  he thought he should have, what is  the effect upon him? He writes home  to his friends and gives them the impressions he'has formed of the country to which he has come. He recounts to them the experience he has  had in Canada, and they are influeuc  ed accordingly. Consequently I say  that-the,best immigration agent yon  can have-in Canada is the contented,  happy and .prosperous settler. For  that reason, the conditions that make  agriculture prosperous and. that enable those who are engaged in it to  succeed are of the very highest importance. The minister and the Government will be taking altogether too  narrow a view of .the. question if  their energies and efforts' are confined alone to the expenditure of  "so many hundreds of thousands of  .dollars in this or that country for  the purpose of inducing people to  come to Canada. That ,is altogether  too narrow a view, to'take of this  great question. I believe that efforts  directed within the Dominion along  the lines I have indicated, as" well as  along the lines suggested by a good  many of my friends from this side of  the House, are just as important and  essential to a successful and practical policy, of immigration, as is the  securing" of good agents and sending  them abroad. There has been a good  deal said in the House by seme of my  lion, friends around me as to the  dreadful condition that agriculture  is in to-day in this country. It may  be that some hon. members think \  the picture is overdrawn, and perhaps at times we are ' inclined ,t to  stress that aspect a little too much,  tut tho facts that were poinod out  by the member for South Grey (Miss  MacPhail) to -night coui I not be lost  on the Govf'iivnent or o 1 ihe li-use.  It irf a lact' that in the finest agricultural countries of the province of  Onta'-o there has b^er. an actual  and very serious decPne in the rui-tl  population in the last ten years. Indeed, not only in the last ten years.  Lull in previous decade-, ( has thai  occurred. My hon friend from  George Etienne Qartier (Mr. Jacobs)  suggested that possibly- those farmers descended of sturdy Scottish  stock, in the old countries of Ontario, the Bruces, the Middlesexes. the  Hurons and the Greys, had gone to  Western Canada. Some of them have  gone; but that does not account by  any means at"all for the decline in  the population there. And I make  this prediction to my hon. friends  from the province of Quebec, that as  time goes on they will find the same  condition obtaining in that province.  We have had a tremendous growth in  cur city population in the last decade. There are certain causes that,  conduce to that. I am not at present  going to discuss the fiscal question,  but I do hold most firmly that the  fiscal policy of Canada, the' policy of  protection that we have practised in  this country, has been the greatest  single agency in retarding the development of agriculture in Canada. If  you are going to make agricultc ve  prosperous you cannot ignore these  facts. We have proceeded in Canada  on the assumption that we should oe  largelv an industrial people, and our  policy for the last forty years has  been directed to that end. What are  the fruits of that policy? What are  the fruits of it in Ontario, where it  has been in full bloom and effect? Its  fruits have been a tremendous increase in youir city population and a  decline in rural population; and that  will follow inevitably in a country  such as Canada is at this stage of its  development. I know that the conditions in the West are in many cases  onerous and  difficult.     We  may  as  well frankly recognize the fact that  there are difficulties and handicaps  to the success of agriculture in Western Canada, although it has progress  sed with tremendous development iii  the last thirty years. But let mo  point out to hon. members that the  greatest single factor in promoting  the development of agriculture in  Western Canada in" the last thirty or  forty years, and in attracting" people  to that part of. the country, were  Ihe cheap fertile " lands available  there. The people were looking for  cheap ' lands. Our ' immigration  agents could go to Europe, to thb  United States, and advertise the  fact, as' they did: You can get 100  acres of the finest land you wish to  fix your eye3 upon in Western Canada for $10. That was the lode-  stone that drew people to Western  Canada. What arc the conditions today? Our homestead lands are practically a thing of the pant, and tho  immigrant to-day to- that portion of,  the Dominion must pay from $10 to  $2n an acre for land. Consequently  that has narrowed ��������� the area , from  which our immigrants can be drawn  The questions ofr freight rates and  tariff as far as the.c'Wost is concerned, Mr. Chairman, are pressed upon  tho House and the .country by my  hon. friends around- me not because  of purely selfish local reasons, hut  because the proper solution of those  questions is essential to the development of our agricultural industry;  and 1 would point out to my hon.  friends from Ontario,, aiid particularly to the,hon. gentleman who", preceded me in this debate, that if your  factories'there are to be kept running you must have a market for their  output. When did .our manufacturing industry develop at its greatest  speed, when did it' find its greatest  prosperity? When    people    .were  flowiing into western Canada by the  hundreds'of thousands and that country .was opening up at a -rate never  known before. If our manufacturing industry is to continue to develop,1  you must lay the 'foundation and  create the conditions that will keep  the country prosperous."  What is the position of western  Canada so far as its products are  concerned? " We are fortunate at  -the present time in that Russia, chat  great competitor of ours in supplying  wheat to Europe, is out of the market. Bad for Russia, but good for  us. In 1914 Russia .exported 175,-  000,000 bushels of -wheat to Jthe  western countries of- Europe. Arid  Russia will again be a factor in that  market. Therefore I .say .to the  House and to the Minister ,of .Immigration that to have-.'-a permanently  successful policy of .immigration-one  of the vital factors is to" reduce our  cost of production-in agriculture su  that we may successfully compete  with other countries in the markets  of the world. Consequently in this  whole question these issues to my  mind are involved, and they are vital  issues.  A good deal has been said tonight about our immigrants from  central Europe. I wish to say a word  for the people whom we brought  from that part of the - world fifteen,  twenty or tweny-five.years ago. My  hon. friend from ,-Brandon (Mr.  Forke) informed..the House'that 18  per cent of the undergraduates " in  the University of Manitoba were of  foreign birth. Without doubt in  twenty-five years' time the descendants of these people who came from  Europe in their sheepskin coats  twenty-five years ago will be among  the leaders in our professional life.  Is that an undesirable type of settler to bring to this country? I .submit not. The Slav is one of the  most adaptable of our immigrant;,.  He can be assimilated,as quickly at  any rate as the immigrant of any  other nationality, for his temperament is such that he quickly responds to his environment. While I  agree with the observations made by  some hon. members" that it is unwise  to open our gates ,f'uU width to these  people, 1 do submit that we can take  a considerable numbe'r of wisely selected settlers of that type and- the}  will prove a useful asset to the Dominion. I hope my hon. "friend, the  minister, will not overlook that in  his plans for promoting immigration.  Without doubt we can also secure  settlers of a very desrable type from  the Scandinavian countries,'from the  old land and from the United Stat3S.  But when we bring those people to  this country, let us do a little bit  more for them than we have done Mi  the past in holding out the hand of  welcome. That is a suggestion 1  would offer to the minister. I do not  know what plans he may have to  carry out that idea, but I do know it  has often happened in the past that  we have brought immigrants from  the United States and from Europe  who naturally were entirely unac  quainted with conditions here, and  far too freqeuntly they have bec-������  the prey of the exploiter who hat  traded upon their ignorance in ord. i  that be might enrich himself.     '  I repeat, Mr. Chairman, that what  we need is more population. It is  the only way by which our taxation  and our railroad problems will br  ultimately solved. The Minister ol  Immigration has a possibility of tin  greatest responsibility in that resp.ee!  I am glad to say, Mr. Chairman, that  knowing the minister as I have for o  great many years, I have full confidence in his ability, his desire and his  intention to make a success    of this  very important work.  ���������  There is one, other suggestion 1  have to make to the minister. Our  immigration statistics give.a very full  record of the number of people who  come to Canada but we have no record, so tar as 1 am ' aware, of the  people who leave Canada and where  they go to. J am informed that for  the expenditure of a- few thousand  dollars a year this information could  be'secured, and in view of the importance of the question I would impress  upon the minister the desirability of  his department taking the necessary  steps to keep such records. If we  study the census statistics for the  last decade we find that something  like a million and a quarter people  have gone somewhere who should be  in .this Dominion. Where have they  gone, and why have they gone? Are  not these questions of the greatest  importance if we are going to handle  this problem in an intelligent manner?  Like my hon. friend from Brandon, 1 have great faith in the future  of Canada. We have a great country, but in order to assure its complete development there must It  fullest co-operation among all sections of the people, and if we work  with determination for that goal  there is little doubt that success will  be ours.  This vote is probably as important  as any in the whole department tluit  the minister presides over. I trust  that when he conies back to the  House another session he will have a  year, of progress to report, and that  im the meantime his department and  the Government will make every honest . legitimate effort possible to  bring to our shores the class of people.  Lhat we stand so badly in need of today.  Miss McPhail Gives  Her Opinion  Miss MacPhail said: I really think  that immigration to Canada has now  reached the point where it is, no longer aguestion of getting people on  the' land but a question of keeping  them there. I, for one, do not favour  the sort of immigrant who wears a  sheepskin coat unless he has a bettor  one some place else. Of course, we  have to ,have sheepskin coats and  we all wear them at home sometimes; but by that reference I mean  the class of people who go upon t'-.e  land, but whose-standard of living is  lower than that of others' who are  already located -there, and that'is  low enough. Such a policy would be  a good thing for Canada rather -than  one of an opposite nature that would  work to her final detriment. Because  my own opinion is that the difficulty with the Canadian farmers has  been that their standard of life has  not been high enough. They have  been willing to work long hours and  to receive from their investment Tar  less return than any other class' of  people; and'if those immigrants who  come to Canada are willing to work  longer hours :ind receive less pay  than the existing farmers are. then  the condition of affairs instead of  being improved will .-apidly Pe rendered worse. " ���������  The minister has spoken in favour  of bringing a large number of children to Canada; he has pronounced  himself in favour of further developing child immigration. If those  children were very carefully selected  and came from the rural parts of the  Old Land there might be something  to be said in favour of such a policy,  but in the past a great many children that have been . brought from  Britain have come not from the country but from the city, and were not  always' carefully selected either.  They were brought out here and  placed in homes where sometimes  they did not have a very nice time  but where, on the other hand, they  did not return very much value for  their keep. The result in most cases  has been that between the ages of  seventeen and twenty they have drifted into the cities and, not being experts or skilled in any    certain line,  and not having a very excellent education���������possibly not as much as, oral all events not any more than, any  other class���������they have helped U-  fdrui bread lines when such were  needed; and then the country that  helped to bring them out here has  had to keep them. It would seem that  we have come to a time in the history of our country when we must be  very careful about further immigration; otherwise we stop people who  are well qualified to earn a living by  agriculture from going on the land.  Agriculture is no longer an occupation that poor people can afford to  engage in. Many people w,ould l'ike  to farm but cannot afford it; it is too  muclicof a luxury.  Do you know ..that old Ontario,  with which I am quite familiar���������it is  the only part of Canada with which  1 am familiar���������is losing ts rural population at a truly alarming rate. The  condition is one that we should all  try to understand if we love Canada.  Many a time in the past I have wondered, when we were spending thousands and hundreds of thousands���������  yes" millions���������of dollars to bring immigrants from the Old Land and  settle them in the West, .why that  same encouragement was not held  out to the young men and women of  old Ontario, to say nothing of the  young men and women of Quebec and  the maritime provinces. Why were  they not given the same opportunity  as that accorded to those who came  from1 other countries?- Do you know  that-in my own riding of Southeast  Grey and the ridings that touch upon '  it���������South Bruce, Wellington, Duf-  ferin and North Simcbe���������we have  lost from the farms over 18,000  people since 1911, and so it would  seem,to me���������  Mr.- Jacobs: Will the hon, member  permit me to ask a question?  Miss MacPhail: Yes.  Mr. Jacobs: Is it not possible  those people went to the Northwest,  because, as I understand it many of  the people have come from the various districts to which the hon! member has alluded?  *" Miss MasPhail:'It is quite likely  that before 191L a number of them  did; but western conditions have not  been so splendid for farming that  there has been a very great trend  from the East to the West. Rather is  it a fact that those who were lucky  enough to leave the West have come  back to the East. And so I think my  hon. friend's explanation is scarcely  applicable this time; I .think they  have riot to any considerable extent  gone upon the land elsewhere. This  T know to be .true. I went to some  little trouble to find out how many ,  women, and children used to live on a  tract oi' 2,000 acres of which my  father's farm of 150 acres forms a -  part, and fifty years,ago there were  sixty-five women and girls on .that  much laud. To-day there are about  twenty-three ancl of the number mentioned only ahout four or five live on "  land elsewhere. Taking that as a  guide I would say that not a very  great number are living on the land  in other places. Rather- than spend  any lavish sum of money to bring  other people to Canada it would be  well for this Parliament to bend ev-  orv energy it has towards making  farming conditions liveable for its  own citizens.  BTG FRUIT OUOP LOOKED FOR  Available reports' from ths orchards of the valley are to the effect  that there has been an excellent fruit  set and that indications now point  to a big fruit crop throughout the  district.���������Grand   Forks   Gazette.  Whatever else may happen  When our country has gone dry,  The sailor still will have his port,  The farmer have his rye;  The cotton still will have its gin,  The seacoast have its bar,  And each of us will have a bier  No matter where we are.  As a general thing, when any kind  of calamity befalls a married man, ho  confuses the date of it with his wed-'  ding anniversary in after years.���������  Dallas News'.  ��������� REED  METROPOLITAN  PLAYERS  Presently "Mrs. Temple's Telegram," fifth day at Chautauqua, y  ���������THIS ABB6������S#(Md  POST,  A.BBOT8FOHD,  u f&2* Ktm^xam WMMnuina  '  '*}  CLEAN. AND WHOLESOME  * it is-an important feature with us to keep every tool a ���������"id  appliance in a thoroughly sanitary condition.   All our sui"_  -roundings are-sweet and wholesome, not only those which  are exposed to the view of the customers,   but all portions  of the premises.   No better meat can be offered for sale.  S. F. WHITE  B.  C.   Phone   41.  Farmers' Phone 190?)  Abbotsford, B.C.  NT  THE  ESTATE   OF  JAMES  PATTERSON  m*tpWr*nmmBElmsiirK;K  Tr7-~-"-������^irrT"^-~"-"=������"^^  DOG   HOWLS  AS   BAND   I'L.US;  "     FIL.MIXCJ Sl'Sl'HXl'HJ)  Because "Mickey," a young bull  pup ...belonging to Douglas MacLcan,  disrupted an entire evening's work  on the young star's'latest Paramount  comedy, "One a Minute,'' which  comes ,to the Abbotsford Theatre,  this Saturday, June 3rd, canines of  all species, unless they take part in  productions, have been banished  from the Thomas M. Ince studios in  California.  When the exciting election night-  scenes of "One a Minute" were being.filmed, MacLcan brought his  dog along for an evening's outing.  Mickey was orderly until the election  bands began to play and MacLcan  mounted a soap box to make an address of thanks to the citizens who  ���������had elected  him their mayur.  With the first note of the trombone," Mickey poked hie nose toward  the moon and commenced a vocal  accompaniment. The election 'crowd,'  primed for excitement, roared with  laughter, and the scene' was spoiled.  With order restored, :.> second attempt was made to,film tho'spectacle.  Again Mickey gave .vent to howls,  and the action was suspended. ' After  several more trials to attain gravity,  each of which Mickey broke up 'w'th,  song, the harmonious hound was led  from the studios, and the scene completed.- The following morning the  ban  on dogs was posted.  IWVIOIN SKI'VICI* TO UK HELD  IN CHAUTAUQUA TENT  Chautauqua'is running in Abbotsford (his week and is being much  enjoyed. Th"o weather is" ideal and  the attendance is very large. The  programme, is well filled with picas-  ing'features and is rated even bettet  than last year. On Sunday a united  Sunday School service will be held in  the Chautauqua 'tent at 3 p. m. at  which the choirs of the two congregations will take part.  The collection taken at this service  will be used in aid of the M. S. A.  Hospital. In the evening a service  of song will also be enjoyed, under  the canvas, at which a splendid local  orchestra will  render music.  Late of Huntingdon, formerly of  Webb,' Sask., Deceased.  Notice is hereby given that' all  Ipersons having claims against th'j  i above named deceased are required  to send particulars .thereof duly verified to the undersigned on or before  the 30th day of May 1922, after  which date the undersigned will proceed to distribute the assets of the  deceased among "the'persons entitled  thereto having regard only to the  claim of which J will then have had  notice..  Dated at    Huntingdon, 13. c., this  28th day of April, 1922.  D.  B.  DERBYSHIRE,  Webb, Sask.  Executor of the above Estate,  Per C. H. Croke,  "Huntingdon, U. C.  a2S-m26  REGISTRATION    OF    VOTERS  afiaaff^-^tmiBfliimtB iriTW  Y SPECIALS  if il is anything in ihe Grocery line I have .1  complete slock of up-to-date groceries and my  prices are right.  Tomatoes, 2 cans for :..::.  45<������  Corn Flakes,. 3 for  25^  Tea, 3 lbs/for ..:: \ . ������1.15  49 lb. Quaker Flour '..-.:: ......:.. $2.35  Qualify -Service - Price  ALBERT LEE, - Baker and Grocer  Meeting Postponed  The regular meeting of the Abbotsford Board of Trade has been postponed from Monday evening umii  Thursday evening. .June S. This is  done to allow the members of the  Board to take in the Chautauqua.  Abbotsford has now  the thirsty    members  fresh cool drink  these  a club where  can    have    a  hot days'.  i.SAYS  Hl'DGKT   liKAIVS   NOWHRUl-J  FIRES  THREATEN  ''CiltftlCN TIMBER  1.  NEW WESTMINSTER, June  Bush fires continue to burn at various places throughout the Fraser  Valley, according- to reports reaching  the Royal  City.  Touching the edges ol' tho famous  Surrey "Green Timber," a fire has  been burning on the King-Earns  Lumber Company's holdings since,  Tuesday. Walter Reid. iloroman,  and'a gang of 50-t'ire lighters have  been working sfeadily to save the  tall timber. The company's office reported tonight that the fire was weil  under control.  L. H. Collins, manager of tho Dimension Lumber Co.'s mill at I lea ton  Spur, near Sullivan, told 13. C. E. R.  officials, at 4 o'clock this afternoon  that the, fire at the po'nt was so bad  that he "and his men were going out  to fight the flames ancl expected" tc  work all night in order to save the  timber.  Fred Hill, former advertising man  of Vancouver, and now a pouitrymai:  on the Shipyard Road, near Port  Coquitlam, was almost obliged to  vrate his flock of birds this week,  when bush fire flames got within 1^  feet of the chicken house. Fighting  from noon until 4 o'clock in the afternoon, he was able to save the  brooder houses with 2-;000 chicks and  from COO to 7 00 adult birds.  OTTAWA,  bud  May   27.���������Declaring  ret brought-   down    by  MR.  ROM-LEV ItlOSIGiKS  FROM   SS'lCRETAitYSim  At a recent nieciiug of the Emit  Growers of the district it. was agreed  ' to adopt the same scale of payment  to pickers as fixed by the "Fruit and  Merchantile Exchange, Ltd." Arrangements have been made with the  B. C. E. Ity. for ail express car to lie  attached to the regular passenger  train at 7:17 p. m. whereby shippers  will be able to send away a full day';  picking. Warehouse space has aiso  been secured from the local B. C. 10.  agent.  The  resignation   of    Mr.  was tendered    and    acceptei  Rowley  and a  hearty vole of thanks was passed to  Mr. Rowley for his services, especially for his work during the organization period. George P. I'nifr. was appointed  Secretary-Treasurer.  It was reported that local strawberries-will be "ready "for market in  about two weeks time. W. Hllltout  was chairman of the meeting.  The legal action between the  school board aud a former teacher of  the public school will be taken up in  court on Monday. The teacher is u-  ing the board for loss of time in securing a school after the opening  term, until t lie time/she seen red a  school.  that., the imuaci  uiuus  Moii. Mr. Fielding "takes us nowhere  leads  nowhere and    settles' nothing,  but on the other hand    adds    doubt  and uncertainty," Sir Henry Drayton  opened tho attack    on    the    government's proposals in    the    House    of  Commons  yesterday.       He  reviewed  old  Liberal pledges,    including    the  long free list drawn up at the Liberal convention here in 1919 and    the  projected   fifty per cent,  increase  m  British preference, and dwelt' on the  serious moral    effect    of    failing    lo  carry out such pledges.    Those    who  had  been depending on Mr. Fielding  for reductions in the tariff had been  leaning on a broken reed he suggested.    Sir Henry criticised the interference    with    the    Marking    Act   and  the depreciated currency section    of  the Customs Act    pointing    out    the  necessity of  the  latter    for the protection  of   the     Canadian     producer  against the    flooding    of    Canadian  markets with cheap    German goods.  To emphasize this point he quoted reports showing that the German mark  has two standards of value, one domestic and the other for international  use. making it    impossible    for    any  outside producer    to    compete    with  German   manufacturers.  . Despite the fact that tariff reductions under the new budget are    almost trifling,    Sir    Henry    was    not  sure that they might not    prove serious for the implement industry. The  real .trouble with Canada,- economically, is the one-sided character of its  trade with  the  United States", whica  this budget would merely accentuate  iu some degree, ably seconding    the  effects of'the Eordney tariff.  The speaker twitted the Liberals  with their changed viewpoint now  that they are in office. Attacking  the luxury tax during Ir.e previous  regime, they held that automobiles  valued at $1,000 or less were not  luxuries and should not be talced, yet  now they place a tax on such automobiles'. Taxes which were formerly  an outrage are now regarded as: right  and proper.  l>. C. Heard   From  Dealing with  the budget from the  viewpoint, of the    British    Columbia  fruitgrower,    Mr.    .LA.     MacKelvie        of Finance  by abolish-'  ri'otii the  ths dump-  Mr. Field-  be willed,  orferencc  Chilliwack Electoral District  NOTICE.   IS"'HEREBY     GIVEN  that 1 shall on TUESDAY, the 20th  day    of    June,    1922,       at      NINE  O'CLOCK in    the   forenoon    at   the  POLICE     COURT,     ABBOTSFORD,  B. C. hold an adjourned Court of Revision for the purpose of hearing and  determining any and all objections to  the retention of any name or names  on the    Register of    Voters    for the  above named Electoral  District.  JOS. SCOTT,  Registrar of Voters,  Chilliwack Electoral District.  Chilliwack, B.  C.  Slst May, 1922.       ' J2-9  above  issue.  OF ALL  Advertisements  heading cost 25  ���������under  cents  the  "per  FOR SALE���������Four lots' and seven  roomed house .with bathroom and  pantry. Good well water in house  all furnished, woodshed, chicken  house, chickens, fruit bearing trees,  electric light. All fenced, in town.  Apply to Box 120; Abbotsford, B. C.  ;'      -     '. 2-9-16-23*  tion a deputation., from British Columbia . had come .to Ottawa;, seekin g  assurances that tjie. clause in question would be retained, and had,announced in the press that, they had  got such assurance.  Mr. D. W. ;,Warner," Progressive  member for Strathcona, said the  prairie farmers are' ' bitterly disappointed with the small amount of reduction in the~cost of operating then-  farms.  ���������   ;.    <-   NOTARY PUBLIC   , ���������  r .  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL, RSTATJJ3���������Money to Loan on Gtood Farm Mortgages  Abbotsford  DATE FOR FALL  , FAIR ANNOUNCED  . VICTORIA, May 29.���������Final dates  for the fall fairs of British Columbia  have been set, after considerable revision. The Vancouver Exhibition  will be held froni August 19 to 26  inclusive; that of Ne������' Westminster  September 11 to 16, and that of Victoria, Sept. 18 to 23. The dates of  rural fairs on the Lower Mainland  are as follows:  North Vancouver, Sept.  son's Landing, Sept. 1-2;  Sept. 4; Agassiz, Sept. 6  (Milner), Sept. 6;. Maple Ridge,  Sept. 6-7; Chilliwack, Sept. 6-8; Coquitlam, Sept. .7; Surrey, Sept. 7;  Bu'rquitlani, Sept. 7-8; Whonnock,  Sept. 9; Matsqui, Sept. 19-20; Abbotsford, Sept. 21-22; Mission, Sept.  26-28; Aldergrove, Sept. 27;' Richmond, Sept. 27; ^Ladner, Sept. 28-30.  1-2;   Gib-  Squamish,  ;    Langley  SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd- 1922  DOUGLAS MqcLEAN  - in "ONE A MINUTE"  Also A Two Reel Comedy "MOVIE FANS"  SATURDAY, JUNE 10th,  1922       %  TOM" MINX  in "AFTER YOUR OWN HEART"  Playing at The Rex Theatre.this week.  also A MUTT, and JEFF COMEDY  TUBERCULIN TESTING FOR  OlTIJHjS AND TOWNS  .ilon'd.ed with the. Minister  not to ruin that industry  ing the protection  it gels  regulations'aimed against  ing.      This clause, which  ing has   announced    will  out as  an   unwarranted  in  with commerce, provides    that1,' customs  officers  must    determine    the  value of imports for    dutiable    purposes by ascertaining.-the. cost of production  in  the country where    they  are produced and  adding .thereto.,  a  Fair profit.     U.    has    been    invoked  twice bust year, once when the prairie  market was flooded with pears   from  'the State of Washington'at-a dollar  a box.    Injus-election campaign, Mr.  McKelvie said, he had    expressed    a  fear that this clause would be eliminated if the Liberals    were returned,  and his opponents had ridiculed^such  a suggestion.    And since    the    elec-  A discussion which vfcook' place recently in the House of Commons    revealed  the fact  that the  cities   and  towns of Canada do not take advantage, to the extent   they    should    or  might do, of the opportunity offered  by the Dominion Department   of Agriculture,  to have the herds supplying milk or cream tested for. tuberculosis by officials of    the    Heatlh    of  Animals   branch.     By  order-In-coun  cil passed in April, 1917, it is provided that, on application to the Veterinary Director-General, any city    or  town can secure this service.on con  dition that the dairies supplying   the  milk or cream are licensed and conform to the standard.    It is further  understood thatj two years after   the  first test, the sale of    unpasteurized  milk or cream in the applying city or  town shall be probihited, unless the  veterinary inspector can certify- that  the dairy herds contain no reactors  and are free from tuberculosis'. These  conditions being.-, agreed " to,-an    inspector or inspectors will be sent to  test all the cows furnishing milk and  cream to the ci,ty or town concerned.  ���������Dominion Department of Agriculture. '..  The new fashion Button is all colors and styles,  each card contains 9 Buttons which sells for ..15c  CHEESE CLOTH,   good for so many purposes at  a yard .....  ijjc  Indestructible Pearls, a bargain at $8.66 and $9.00  a string. ^  PHILLIPS' MILLINERY. SHOP  DO YOU WANT TO ENJOY  i  If so, use a hammock made and sold by J.  Downey; also babies' safety swings, sweet pea  netting made to order. * %.  All Material Imported  Shopping and Hand Bags  All articles reduced in price.  ,  J.DOWNEY  Abbotsford, B. C.  ""IfiM  net


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