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 ^^J^Jf'^fii  \CTO*>lA  r/  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  ..j.-.'- k.  Vox, XXL, No. .1  4BB0TSF0RD. B, C.  FRIDAY, NOV.   12,    1920  f 1.00 per Year  iiOWSIOIl TALKS ON  GOVKUNMBXT  COXTKOL  In Vanouvcer hist week Mr. \V. J.  .��������� P.owser cluirged that the Oliver government actually had in existence,  framed and printed a "moderation  O/'t" tail was afraid to make its provisions known to tlie people. Then  M:\ Uowscr outlined in a general way  i'tio manner of legislation lie propoa-  -������������������i' to introduce in connection with  iue control and sale of liquor if rc-  ' limed on Dcconiber I. Ho til so pled-  f.fti himsclt' to a sysloni' of government aid for municipalities on tlie  nor capita basis, and to open rail  communication with the Peace River  country, either by arranging with' the  existing roads or by the completion  of tho  Pacific Great Eastern.  As the opposition leafier sketched  his proposals in respect to liquor legislation he was repeatedly applauded,  while' his scheme of financial aid to  municipalities from the revenues derived from automobile licenses, game  fees and moving picture taxes was  warmly applauded by big audience  of delegates  and  spectators.  "hi respect to the Moderation Act  which was authorized by the referendum just taken," he said, "it  would generally be assumed that the  government would have legislation  prepared for either eventuality; that  an act would have been "ready if  prohibition carried, and that legisla-  , tion would have been considered and  prepared in the event of the people  deciding in favor of government control and salo of liquor for beverage  purposes.  ���������'If this was not done, then the  government was either incompetent  or was fooling tlie people. It was  thought that there would be another  session of the Legislature. If the second question���������that favoring moderation���������carried, then the government  could have had two choices, either  the' courageous one of holding another session and bringing down legislation, or of dissolving. They chose  the cowardly one, and within throe  .days of the referendum announced  dissolution.  "Why did they not hold the referendum at the same time as the general election? Why should thoy hold  tho referendum separately at a cost  of .$100,000 to the people? They had  a precedent in tho vote on prohibition question in 19 10. They had another precedent in the action of the  Heart Government in Ontario JCvcn  if prohibition had carried, it was the  intention of Mr. Oliver to'have gone  to (he country. Then why did he  spend money taking a referendum? It  looks Mi if he had been fooling the  people.  "Before there was a general election," went on the speaker, "before  the electors wore called upon to vote  on the question of lhe return of the  government, they should have been  made acquainted with the details of  the legislation for which thoy voted.  They should not have been asked to  sign a blank cheque for the government.'  "I wish to toll yon something. That  moderation bill was drafted. It is  today in tho attorney-general's department at Victoria. It should have  been placed before the people, but it  has not. The citizens of this country  want to l-no.w what, that bill is and  it is Iho duly of the premier lo produce it, and not ask for a b I sink  cheque of authority. Hut they Ir.ivc  nut produced if, and it looks; arf if  they would not. do so.  ""���������'"Ever tdnco Oct. 2 0 I have thought,  that if was only fair to Iho premier  of this province to give him an opportunity of saying what. he intends  to do if elected to power again ;n re-  sped, to the control ;md sale of liquor  But he has not. soon fit to do so. J  have come to the conclusion, the. premier having failed to amnounci his  intentions, .that it is my duly to Bay  what I would do if elected premier  of this province at tho polls on Dec,  3.   (Voices-���������You   will   be.)  "Von know my record a������ attorney-  general of this province for nine  years, and it is for you, the electors  lo say whether you want mo, on that  record, to administer tbe -li-juor laws  of this province, cr Mr. Harris with  diis record of loo mo methods of ad-  ininlstnifi.rn ffr 'he past two yjars,"  declared 'lie speaker, who went, on  to analyze th ! vile in favor nf Mm.  HKOWX���������DANGKWIRI.I)  Mr. G. Brown, accovnlant at the  A. T. & T. Co. office, was united in  marriage on Saturday lnat to Bliss  Dangorhcld, of England. Thoy' spent  a short honeymoon in Seattle rerunning on Tuesday afternoon.  Their'friends wish them long life  and much happiness. , r  NOW ONK OP THE 1'AMILY  Mrs. Ralph Smith waa nominated  a;-' a Liberal can !idate in Vancouver  this week and time brings to an end  If -r rf.:c of independtrco. Accoi d-  iii������ to Pv-iiiier Oltwr, -while a i independent. Mrs. Smith persuaded the  government to pass much legislation  favorable to women, but will she bo  able to continue the itood work nw  she has become on-.- of the faniuy?  The df.ys of courtship are over, so  perhaps those little favors will not  bo extended' as frequently as in the  clays of her independence.���������Standard-Sentinel.  The way the roads are '' being  sprinkled with gravel these days  reminds us the elections of twenty  years ago. They used to call it a  vote-catcher in those days, but it is  called "camouflage" now a days.  MISSION  THIS  WIXS   AGAIN'1     ���������������������������������'���������  TIME  AGALVT i';ANGLKY  On November 13th a meeting will  be held in the Alexandria Hall to  talk oil. Mr. E. A. I-Iaggen, an old  time mining man will be chairman,  and Mr. H. F. Kiff will talk on the  subject of oil. The meeting is in the  evening at 8 o'clock.  Notice  the wind  blowing towards  Victoria since the nominations.  sale did not do so to obtain liquor  for their own use, but to improve con  ditions in lhe province. They had  voted for "moderation" in the true  sense of tlie word���������for moderation  that would mean temperance. It  was a small percentage of the people,  the believed, that desired a "wet  British Columbia." The majority of  the people wanted a "decent British  Columbia."  "1 stand pledged as leader of the  opposition today, and as leader of tho  government after December 1, that  one of the first acts that will bo  brought clown will be" a moderation  bill. A moderation bill that will be  one of true moderation. There will  be no atempt to cater to tlie extremists ��������� of either party," declared Mr.  Bowser, who went on: "it is not my  intention to go info tlie details of the  bill, but this I will say:  "It will become law that nn liquor  can be sold except, by flic govern men t  There will be no penalizing clauses  compering this, for if there is to be  control it must be full control,  whether exercised by the government  under the direction of tho attorney-  general's department or by an independent,  commission."  Continuing, the speaker said that  liquor would be bought direct from  the producers in wholesale quantitics  in order that the profit of the middleman would be eliminated to tho benefit of tho people. There ivould bo  the strictest kind of ���������idmii.iKtrattnr.  and tho strictest kind of audit kept,  in order that there should b') no scandals ouch as had er,aracl,criv,ed the  control of the km'o of liquor under  Kiiullay, or undir th* administration  of Attorney-General I'-'nrrn Proper  salaries would be paid to I lie officials  having charge i,f tin: sale and rout "'  r' I'uuor in or.Ier that there would  '." v'o lemp'ai '���������') i f r fi'"''u '��������������� do  wrong.  "I can giro y  a hoc  (Jimt  Mis  iu   its   enfirity.  (From Fraser Valley Record)  Our. boys came back to. form on  Saturday and hoisted thej Langley  oleven from the top of the ladder to  the tune of 2-1.  Tho game was fast 'airl clean  throughout with Mission haying  somewhat the better of the play. The  when Cox banged the ball .in from a  scrimmage in front of the Langley  goal.. Soon after the Langley boys  eningeered a rush which carried the  ball into the Mission :goal, giving  Eckardt no chance to.save; Neither  sfde scored again in the first half.  ��������� The second half saw. the,-Mission  pressing the Langley,goal but unable  to register until C.'Galliford.put Mission one up by a pretty shot from a  kick. Soon Langley was!given a  penalty but Eckardt was too much'  for them. The final whistle found  Mission pressing .hard but unable to  find the goal again.  Misison played a better game than  the score would intimate and has a  good chance of maintaining her lead  There was a fair crowd out to see  the game. but now that Mission is  leading the League she should have  better support. Next Saturday the  boys go to Langley to play.  ;  Line Up: Goal, Eckardt; Backs:  Whistler and Crate; Half-Backs, Gib-  bardv C. Galliford and Fuzino; Forwards, Cox, D. Galliford, Bird- Brown  and J. Galliford.  League Standing;    '  .-���������     v'     Won- Lost Tf.ed ��������� VX&-  FERSGNALS  family  A. Mc-  of the  church  Mission '....,. 3  Langley  United   ..2  Bradner -....'.". 2  Abbotsford    2  Langley.   Fort   ....1  Clayburn     ,--!  Chilliwack    0  1  t  2  1  Li  3  1  ELECTION KfclWS'  ) i my posit!  t a.fstiI'll I   wi'l   be <;i'"c t((.<1  ft  will   be for   the  people to decide whether they want  the kind of enforcement I promise, or  the loose methods of Mr. Karris."  "My idea", said Mr. Bowser is to  "soil at a fair profit-  liquor."  "I think I have said  dicafe where we stand  -and cell good  enough to, in-  on this, ques-  Tlon. B. D. Barrow is the  Liberal nominee for Chilliwack  riding. He is the present  member, and the careful attention to the needs of the riding  has secured for him many  friends among all classes- of  voters in the riding, and he  will be a hard man for the Conservative candidate to stand up  against.  As minister of. agriculture  for the province he has worked  diligently for the best interests  of his sphere of the government  work. > ������������������  Chilliwack might do worst:  than elect Mr. Barrow, as no  matter whether it is a Liberal  or Conservative government he  will work for Chilliwack riding.  Major Coote of Chilliwack,  the Conservative candidate, is  well known to a large circle of  friends in all parts of the riding  and will undoubtedly poll a  very big vote, and .there arc  those, even in Abbotsford, who  claim that he is just as good as  oloclcd, and as Bowser will be  at the head of affairs,that Major Coote will be the right man.  There arc no Socialist or Labor candidates in Chilliwack  riding, the people of the riding  being too up-to-date to have  ideas of that kind.  In Delta, Premier Oliver is  tlie candidate to represent hit;  own government. He also runs  for Victoria���������and may get left  in both, certainly in Delta.  Frank Mackenzie is the Conservative candidate and a hard  ���������On Thursday, Nov. -1, Miss Madge  Brown was united in manage to Mr.  A. Seraphim, in Christ Church, Vancouver. Rev. Craig officiating. The  happy couple spent their weding trip  at the Sound cities, and returned on  Sunday. They will reside in Kilgard.  ' On Tuesday, Nov. 9th, Miss Constance Carter, only daughter of Mrs.  Everett, Dclair, was married to ?>Ir.  David Stafford.. The wedding took  place in Belingham.  ' Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Carter, of Bur-  naby, spent the week-end the guests  of Mrs. A. Taylor.  Mr. and Mrs. Bro'goski and  are moving into the vicarage.  Rev.'.W. Robertson and Mr.  Galium attended the meeting  Presbytery   in   St.   Anlrew's  this week.  Mr. and Mrs. James Downie are  rejoicing over the birth of a son, on  Sunday evening in the Nursing Home  The W. C. T. U. are holding an  apron sale and social evening in the  Masonic^ hall, on Monday evening/  Nov. 15th. A good programme is being arranged.  The pupils of the Abbotsford Superior School- are giving a concert  and basket social in the Alexandria  hc-.ll'on Wednesday evening, Nov. J 7.  The proceeds are for the relief of tlie  destitute children of Central khiropp.  On Friday afternoon, Nov. 19th,  a Liberal meeting will be held in the  Alexandria, hall., Mrs.. Ralph Smith.  Hon. John Oliver and Hon. E. D. Barrow will speak.  Tlie dance held on Friday, night  under .the auspices of tlie L. O. L.  was a success financially and socially  Mrs. Brown, of Vancouver, lias  been visiting at the home of her brother,  Mr.  Angus  Mcfnnes.  'Mrs. Farrow, -Alberta, is visiting  her son,  Mr.   Lornc  Farrow.  .Mrs. Whitchelo entertained the  ladies of the Embroidery Club on  Tuesday afternoon.  The Ladies' Aid met at the home  Mclnnes on  Wednes-  with   a good  attehd-  of Mrs. Angus  day afternoon,  dance. ;  Mr. Orland Zeigler has been home  from Ladner for a few days. Mrs.  Zeigler is visiting friends in Vancouver.  Mr. W. A. McDonald is visiting  his parents at Vye after four months  spent in the South Seas, and will  leave again as soon as the ship which  is undergoing repairs, is ready.  Hon. Mr. E. D.'Barrow was in Abbotsford today.  THE GRAND MASQUERADE  AX ENJOYABLE SUCCESS  Once again the G. W. A. has provided the people of Abbotsford and  district with a grand masquerade  which has been a most happy affair  and well attended. Including the  spectators there were over 2 50 people there and about one hundred of  them dressed in the finest of costumes. Every known character in  history worth representation was -it  the ball dancing to the excellent music,-and it said that the Judges had a  mighty hard time to decide who really was entitled, to the prizes. Tho  winners were however: Mrs. Arthur  Harrop. as' "Lady of the Turkish  Harem", secured the first for the'  .'ndies fancy dress; Miss Emma  Trcthewey. as "School Girl" was given the second .prize for fancy costume, there being no comics among  the ladies wearing costume; "George  Washington"- was .honored,, by being  characterized by. Mr. Joe" Williams  who secured the first prize for the  gentlemen, while Mr. Arthur Ifnrrop  as "Monkey" was given the first for  gentlemen's comical dress.  Mr. J. Aitkcn as floor manager and  master of- ceremonies saw to it that  all had a /rood time. Tho music was  of tlie best, but a very great deal of  the credit for the success of the ev-  oin'ng must bo handed to tho ladies  of.the W. A. of the G. W. V. A. for  the most excellent refresh men ts served.  Macaroni, per package   10������  Best Tea on the market, in five pound lots, per lb 49������  Royal Crown Cleanser, a package   H  Stove Pipe Varnish, including brush and bottle VH  Lion.    The government is floundering   man to beat,  as  it looked very  around, afraid to bring down the bill '  that  they  have  printed���������afraid     to  show it to the people, but asking to  be returned���������and you know what  that would  mean. They would be in  power for five years and there would ,     nrnmior out  of course  I .be no chance to defeat them if the I help tlie piemici  out, oi com.se  favorable for his winning the  seat/ the premier's friends it is  said got R. A. Payne, lo run af-  a soldier-farmer candidate    to  emlloii. He was convinced that many , bill they brought down did uot^meet  of those who voted  for government; with the wishes of the people.  Jt will be interesting to see how  .it works.  GET  YOUR BOOTS  BEKORE THE 16T1J, AND MAKE  A REAL SAVING  Ladies' Sweaters, at very low prices.  Men's Underwear, Stan field Rod Label, per suil  Men's Sweaters from     . ...$7.00  .$3.9.-) up  Get Your Xmas Toys Now���������  It is not a bit loo soon to Ihink of Xmas Toys:  we have  some complete Xmas Stock.  Make the selection while (he lines arc complete.  We shall be' very glad to hold anything over for you on  payment of a small deposit..  B.   C.   Phone,   4  Fanners'. Phone   1007 PAGE TWO  ?������������������������������������:> -^  TtlE ABBOTSFORD fOSf  THE ABBOTSFORD POST'  < Published Every 'Friday  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY,   NOVEMBER 12,   1920  The provincial elections are "upon, us and  both parties and some new ones are quite  active in interesting'the ordinary everyday  voter. There arc all kinds and degrees of  candidates in the field���������about 30 in Vancouver alone----and all of them have pretty fair  ideas, in their own minds, of how the provincial government should be run. There is one  thing'absolutely certain that it could not possibly be run on a worse scale than it has' been  during the past four years, with its high taxation and reckless expenditure of the public  monies.  .It would appear that, once again the public  mind is in that-receptive.-stage where it says  thai it is 'time for a change'. The last change  was not any too beneficial, but ��������� the people  were after it strong enough to get it, but a-  gain there are some very strong feelings a-  mong the voters that the Oliver Government  has outlived its usefulness. Their friends are  going back on them, and that is a bad sign.  lir. Maxwell Smith has issued another  manifesto to the people of Dew'dn'ey,'and is  withdrawing from; the contest���������first to come  in and first to decide not to run. Read his!  reasons in  another column.  ���������Tlie present Attorney-General Farris and  M. A. Macdonald who acted as -attorney-general for a short time in the present government, meet again upon the same platform and  before the same people to seek re-election���������  one the card and the other the discard������������������but  the card receives fourth place while the  discard heads the poll.  THE  MISRULE OF  OLIVER-FA RMS  GOVERNMENT  They have not abolished patronage as promised in the election of 1916.  They did not properly enforce the-Prohibition Act.  They have not spent money on roads to  keep them.in proper repair. -   -  They have only spent during their term  $3,516,000 on Public Works ..while the Conservatives spent .$44,560,000 on Public' Works  during thier term.  Their first expenditure on assuming office  in 1916 was to re-furnish all the offices occupied by the Ministers at a cost of over  $9,000.  They have expended in three years $150,000  in automobiles for officials.  They have borrowed in four years $27,536,-  500 while the Conservatives during their  13 years of office only borrowed $12,405,000.  The net debt of the Province when the Conservatives left office was $19,000,000 while  tho net debt of the Province today is $34,000,-  000 or an addition to the net debt under Liberal rule of $15,000,000.  They have imposed on the people attending  moving picture shows the sum of, $.345,985,  during their first two years and not.a cent  was given back to the Municipalities.  They have collected in their first three  years in office from motor licenses $573,754  and expect to collect in this fiscal year $650,-  000 making a grand total of $1,123,754 and  "not a dollar have they paid back to the Municipalities nor have they spent any portion of  their money on the roads and see the state  of the roads today  Tn 19.17 they took over tlie operation of the  Fronbcrg Farm at Cobble Hill belonging to  Griffith Hughes, the then owner of the Victoria Daily Times and a strong supporter of  the Government, and in its operation they  lost $S,7L8 and then gave up the lease before  the time expired.  Tliey built a private bridge for Charles,  Doering on Cache Creek connecting his field  with the Cariboo'Road. It cost $2,450. They  put a gate on the bridge preventing the public  from using it. This bridge is locally known  as the "Hindenberg" bridge.   -  The firm of Gillespie, Hart and Todd, of  which firm the Minister of Finance is yet a  partner, have been doing business with the  Government in connection with Insurance  and the selling of Provincial Bonds.  The Pacific Great Eastern Railway, whose  directors, are the Premier, Mr. Oliver and the  Minister of Finance, Mr. Hart, and the Attorney-General, Mr. Farris, placed the Insurance  on the railway in 1919, amounting to $2,249,-  970, with the Firm of Gillespie, Hart and Todd  although they were not the lowet tenderers  and the insurance was placed with an American firm.  In 1917-18 the Oliver    Government   spent  $1,151,970 in Public Works and'the cost of the  supervision was $119,972 or 10.4% while the  Conservative Government in 1912-13 spent  $4,124,042 and the supervision cost $137,907  or 3.3%. , ...      ���������_.*  In 1916 under the Conservative " Government the total salaries for the Deputy Minis-.  ter of Public Works and his assistants at Victoria was $855.32' per month while in" 1920,  under the Oiiver-Farris Government this  same office is costing $2,254.99 per month, an  increase, and during that period the 01iverr  Farris Government has built no new roads.  This same increase ha sprevailed all over"the  Province in connection with. Public Works. .  You can now see why the Government "surtaxes" the Farmer by increasing his taxes  three-fold and spends nothing on roads.  * When the Conservatives left office in 1916  they left over 15,000 miles of. roads, . 8,000  miles of trails and 60 miles of bridges while  the Oiiver-Farris Government have failed to  keep up these works by way of repairs, as all  their money voted for district votes is spent  in overhead salaries and travelling expenses,  of high class officials.  In the first three years of office, the Oiiver-  Farris Government collected $214,136 for  Game Licenses, and this year they expect to  collect $120,000 making a total' of $334,000.  And the game of the country' is being  slaughtered because all old game officials  were dismissed and there are no officials to  speak of attempting to prosecute'' under the  Game Act. Dr. Baker, a practising'dentist in  Vancouver, was placed in charge "of the Department and is now receiving a salary of  $300.00 per month and Attorney-General Farris purchased for him an Overland 5:passen-  ger car costing $1,523 which is used' exclusively by Dr. Baker in Vancouver and vicinity  The Department pays for the storage and upkeep of the said car.  " The Agricultural Credits Commission,  brought into existence by the old Government  for the purpose of loaning cheap money to  Fanners, cost $13,073 a year to operate, while  the Land Settlement Board which took its  place under the Oliver Administration in 1918  cost $28,860 a year to operate or more than  double the cost of the old Board and have  only loaned about $110,000 since they took office. This Board has spent $2,400,000 in connection- with , so-called Soldier Settlement  areas and everyone knows the'most unsatisfactory results received from this work. This  Board bought the Christian Ranch near KeK.  owna for a Soldier Land Settlement area for ,  the sum of $34,543.52 and in addition spent  $55,171 iri development work, in all $89,714  and in July last the Government abandoned  it because there was no water available to "  irrigate the land and the soldiers-had to give  up their holdings.   -  Mr. Thos. Morrison, President'of the Liberal Association at Rutland, obtained this property under option from the original' owners  and after having it for thirty days turned it  over to the Land Settlement Board making a  clear profit of $9,000.  The Board also bought a Soldier area at  Feruie and spent $20,713 on it and then a-  bandoned it and the Soldiers from both of this'  area and the Kelowna area have now been  scattered all over the Province.  When the Conservative Government left  office in 1916 the salaries paid to officials in  the Province amounted to $1',664*222, while  today under the Oiiver-Farris Government  these salaries have reached the enormous  figure of $3,202,482���������or an increase in 4 year's  of $1,538,260 which is a quarter of the total  revenue of the Province.  The record of absconding officials under the  'Oiiver-Farris Administration has never, been  equalled in the history of the Province. Their  first Attorney-General Mr.  M. A.  Macdonald  was forced to resign owing to his having received $15,00 campaign funds from the Mackenzie-Mann interetss.    He was also involved  in his first election in 1916 in the "plugging"  scandal when Seattle toughs   were   brought  over from Seattle under one John T. Scott, to  vote absentees and dead men in the city of  Vancouver.     Scott was assisted in this work  by a man  named Cook who was afterwards  appointed by Attorney-General Farris to the  public service and placed in charge of automobile licenses.    Later on he absconded and  together with  Scott  is now residing in  the  United States and has never been punished.  Mr.  Findlay,  the  Prohibition  Commissioner,  was alsb appointed by Attorney-General Farris and tried to escape but was caught on the  U. S. boundary and has since served a term in  the penitentiary.  Although the Mothers' Pension Act passed  the Legislature last April the first payment  under this Act was not made until the month  of October, just before the election.  The Minimum"Wage Board has proved a  failure as employers are allowed to evade its  provisions.  When-the- Mistake, is  Sometimes as soon as you give the operator a" telephone  number from memory, you realize you have-called the  wrong number. The first impulse is to hang up the receiver but, you should wait and say to the other party,  "Beg Pardon for calling the wrong number:" Then everybody feels all right again about it.   .  If you hang up the receiver wihout acknowledging your  error, the operator gets the blame when she tells the other  party'that "there's ho one on the line."  BRITISH COLUMBIA, TELEPHONE Co.  Fruitgrowers, order your  Fruit Boxes now  and take advantage of the lowest prices.  Everything made in B. C. Stock of  boxes will be carried during fruit season.  ^  I  ALL the power you will even need;  faultless, every-day performance; ��������� 25  miles as a rule on a gallon of -gasoline  ���������these are the qualities of the valve-in-  head motor with which the Chevrolet  "Four-Ninety"    Touring    Car is equipped.  In appearance and in performance the  Chevrolet  "Four-Ninety"      Touring Car  pleases the most   exacting   owners. It is  a safe'and sensible car to,buy. ^  I  STUART  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  MISSION CITY, IJ. O. THE ABBOTSFOilD POST  PA'GtB THRTCE  MAXWHLL SMITH RKTJfJKS  The following letter cx|>lains itself  [and the present political situation so  far. as Maxwell Smith is concerned in  [the present contest:  ���������   Burn brae Farm,  Dcrochc, B.  C.  ���������November   Dili,   1920'.  To the Electors of Uewdney Electoral  District,  Ladies and Gentlemen:  Following my manifesto of October  1st, 1 beg to cordially thank, those  who have so kindly proffered support  of my Candidature and encouragc-  rnent' in my efforts to resuscitate  true Liberalism and recognition of  the rights and requirements of Dewd-  ncy Riding.  However, certain unforeseen circumstances, of a personal nature,  haying unexpectedly developed, and  the fact that the Liberal Convention  on Saturday last saw fit to nominate  a strictly parly candidalc Major'!'.).  B.' Martyni who is a local man, 1 have  decided to retire from the contest.  At the above Convention, I was  amazed to discover that no meeting  of rf.o Dewdncy .District Liberal Association had been hold since, 1 ten-  . derud .'jy resignation as President  in April 19 17, and, that 1 was still  , lhe official head of that one-timo  strong.and   active organization.  Such indifference to the require-  -.nents of and the conditions obtain-,  ing in the District., is most reprehensible and unfair to our Representative in the Legislature, who should  at all times be kept officially advised.  That my Manifesto will do good is  already  apparent   in   the     fact    that  ' both parties have '-nominated     local  men   as   their   standard-bearers,    in  Dewdncy.  On principle, I am opposed to importing Candidates; the formation .of  sporadic, class l political parties  should be discouraged! the public  school system should be revised, in  'the interests of Agriculture; judicious "Land Settlement" should be  ���������. developed on lines that will eliminate "Class Settlement"; and, the privileges of the franchise and the right  to hold property in this country, as  registered owners- should be limited  by law to I ho white race and the native Indians.  To dismiss this ��������� sivjoct with the  remark that it is a federal issue, is  simply begging the. question ,on a  quibble, and, i hope that our Representatives in the next Legislature  will not. shirk their duty to the present, and future generations, hy, fail-,  ing to take decisive action to insure  the white man's inheritance.  This is British Columbia's duty  first and the Dominion Government's  next..  Yours' faithfully,  ���������     MAXWELL   SMITH.  The Ladies ami The Vote���������:  can    it.   he  oi'1 the  con-  fFrom As.hcroft .Journal)  There will be a provincial election  on.December 1st to determine whether a Liberal or Conservative regime  will dominate the affairs of, the province of British Columbia for the ensuing four years: Half of the votes  that will be cast at said election will  be polled by the women; and we  venture to say that a great majority  of the ladies will not have tho slightest idea what they will'he called upon to vote for oh that day.  It must be explained to them that  they will be expected to vote for a  Liberal or a Conservative candidate.  Of course<there may he a Labor or  a Farmers, or some other candidates,  but the two traditional enemies, one  or the other of which will be elected  are  the   Liberal    and     Conservative  ones.  At the referendum on October, m,  there was no difficulty presented to  the ladies with regard to-the handling of their franchise. But at the  election which .is to take place on  December .1st, there will be no distinct issue separating the parties.  The ladies --will be absolutely at sea.  unless they follow the precedent of  their male advisors. In a great majority of cases it will be a matter of  voting for the man and not the  party; so that the attitude of the  women   in   the  forthcoming  election  If-she  which  so' be-  ,voling  '.cannot' be defined, noi  counted upon by either  testants.        . ,  A great number of. the ladies may  adopt the^views of    the    respective  newspapers  which they     may     read  most.     IT it~is a Liberal paper they  will no doubt be swayed in {hat direction, for they will be taught to .believe that tho Conservative is not. to  be  trusted;'   if   it  is  a  Conservative  paper   the   influence   will   be   in   the  other direction,  for    they, ' will,    be  shown that the._shortcomings of the  Liberals   must  be seriously weighed  .before voting.    This will follow naturally if she is susceptible to all the  political propaganda   that   is    being  launched   for her  benefit. ���������  leads organs of both parties,  a great many do she will be  wildored   that  the  wonderful  power  which she  fought so  hard  to  |obtain;   will  seem  a. very  infinitesimal privilege after all.     She will re-  'cognize that neither party gets credit  !l'or being sincere, let alone .ruthful:  that  neither of    them,     apparently,  kiiow- what,  they  are  talVine,  about.  She   may   decide "that   it   entirely   a  question of personal ambition'   with-  the candidate; .and she may seek refuge in the' more austere judgment of  lhe umale element of the household.  But evti:   this-, refuge  may .not save  her':  she. may still be led' astray, for  -X gruat'number of the, mule electorate cdoes not adhere to a party    by  conviction, butbecause.it has.become  a sort of family tradition; it has,been  handed  down to them,  so to  speak,  even  like unto an heirloom.  .   A vital point for the .ladies to' remember, if.they wish to begin well,  is that political opinion cannot be inherited. It is bred there by what one  sees    feels,  suffers,- experiences.     It  will'be well for the ladies not to ac-  cept tuition .along party, lines in connection with politics, but to exercise  an independent vote where they are  convinced  it will do  the most, good  for the country in which they live  They will have, the past records  both  parties  to  weigh  carefully^*  fore voting on  December 1.  which   has .the  cleanest  record  ABOLISH  FINANCIAL  I1Y  PROLONG  YOUR LIR<2  A CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNUITY.WILL DO 1  .Gives a larger .return for life t'-an is obtalnab'e  from any other form of investment with absolute  ' security.  Free from Dominion Income Tax..  Any person resident or demicred in Cana'Jaover  the age of 5 may purchase, to begin at once, orat any  . later date desired, an Annuity of from $50 to $5,000,  to be paid in monthly or quarterly instalments.  Any two persons may purchase jointly. ,  Employers may purchase for their employees.  Apply to your post master, or write, postage free, to S. T. Basiedo,  Superintendent of Annuities, Ottawa,J'or_ nr-.v booklet r.:ul other  information required.  Mention age last birthday.  the most concrete works to its credit  should be placed at the liead of provincial affairs.  THE PLATFORM OF  THK MOD 13IIAT1 ON 1STS  of  be-  That  and  Woman's Franchise.  The Mothers' Pension Act, one of the most important acts for the  brmr-fit of women ever placed on the statute books of the Province.  A minimum wage law for girls and women,- raising the minimum  salary per week from the $4.00 paid in some instances, to $12.7o and  over per week. ,  hjqual rights to the mother with the father in the guardianship of.  ���������minor children.  An amendment and improvement to the law respecting the maintenance of deserted wives.  Provision for the appointment of a superintendent of neglected  children. ��������� ' ���������  A new adoption act, providing that a child adopted by. a family  -    is given the full legal status of a child born to the foster parents.  A juvenile court to which the first woman judge in British Columbia  has been appointed.  A more humane and considerate treatment of the inmates of the  Gilds' Industrial School and Boys' Industrial School has been inaugurated  An important amendment to the marriage Act, placing the mother  on equality with the father in the matter of consent to the������marriage of  a minor child.  THIS LIBERAL ADMINISTRATION has revised and improved educational laws and regulations giving better opportunities to children in isolated districts to* secure an education. Its Health  Department lias given valuable assistance in the training of rural nurses. It has provided for venereal disease control. If has broadened the course in manual training, domestic science, nigh  sHmols and agricultural teaching: It has provided schools for mentally deficient children, the dca  ;.���������,! dumb. If has established a school for the education of the blind, and a provincial technical  school. It I...H provided for financing the erection of buildings for (lie University of British Columbia Its Health Department has given special attention lo tho work of fighting tuberculosis. The  (!,,,lh rate from this*disease lias dropped from 1.23 per thousand of population in LO 1.7-18 to .82 in  l!)i!)-20.  The Oliver Government has more beneficial social and domestic legislation to its credit than has any or all previous  governments of British Columbia, and its efforts in this direction will be continued.  In view of the dissolution of the  local House, and the attention the  temperance question will naturally  receive up on the puhlic platform, the  Moderation .League is arranging a  meeting in Vancouver at which representatives from different portions  of the province may exchange views.  The Moderation League is" non-  political body,- comprising in its  membership various shades of political thought, and it has no desire to  .become entangled in politics. As a  result of the referendum, however, it  is in the position of representing upon a question of vital- importance  the majority of .the electorate of the  mainland of British Columbia, and as  candidates representing different political thought or parties will no  doubt be shortly submitting themselves for election to the legislative-  assembly the executive of the Moderation League wishes to define its  immediate objectives as:  1. The necessity of keeping the  League an. absolute non-political organization, and maintaining 'at all  times the principals of government  control upon a non-partisan basis.  2. The enaction of legislation  which will represent the demand of  the electorate, as expressed at the  recent referendum, and subsequently  its proper enforcement in such a  manner   as   will   secure   the   desired  results.        . ,.,',���������  The enaction of such legislation  and its enforcement is in the liandB  of those who are elected-to represent  the people of this province,, and the  League cannot support the candidature of those who are not prepared  to- give effect to the mandate of Hie  electorate.  KliEGTIONAb  MATIOlilAI<  The inter-provincial highway bus  now reached the stage to which indications of the past few months pointed -"Honest John" is backing uio  play of Hon. Dr. King, who aiinoun  cos the road will bo constructed next  One will notice that there is no mention of which'route will be selected  hut to anyone who has watched the  political game for years if is perlect-  lv plain that it is whispered coiilid-  ontiallv on this route that the Highway will bo through Kamloops. It  ts 'also certain that a little bird is  whispering around Princeton tin  that 'route has been selected  that this will not be announced until  after the election for it would neve,  do to offend the Kan.lops voters., lit  only way, of course, for you to maU  GENUINE ASPIRIN  HAS "BAYER CROSS"  Tablets   without   "Bayer   Cross"  are not Aspirin at all  vote for the  Continuance  30S?8?ICOUGHS  TOQ   1  J. H. JONES  Funeral  Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  ^^^^ESSE^^^^^^S^^ffiiESE^iiji^  Wm. Atkinson  General Auctioneer and   Live  Stock   Specialist.  23 years among the Stockmen of  the Fraser* Valley. Am famihir  with the different breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chilliwack, 13. C  For   a Good Smoke! ry  ,C. &' Old Sport  CIGARS  B.   C.    CiGAR   FACTORY  WILflERG  & WOLZ.  PROPS  ^sjJiatwJaP^aaaea-igtiJiiiafte  m^MmMmjL^MimwAjfuui*-~^'Jimjummiuu  Got genuine "Rayer Tablets of Aspirin"  in n 'THycr" package, plainly marked  with tho 'safety "Bayer Cross."  The "Haver Cross" is your only, way  of knowing" that you arc getting genuine  Aspirin, prescribed by physicians for  nineteen years and proved safe, by _ millions for Headache, 'Neuralgia, Colds,  .Rheumatism. Lumbago, NcnritiR. and for  rain generally.    Made i*i Canad.i.  Hantly tin'boxes of 11 tablet:,���������also  larger si ml "Bayer" packages.  Aspirin is the trade mark (registered  in Canada), of Bayer Manufacture of  Monoaceticacideater of Salicylicaeid.    _  While it is well known that Aspirin  means Bayer manufacture, to assist the  public against imitations, the Tablets of  Bayer Company, Ltd., will be stamped  with their general trade murk, tho  "Bayer Cross."  niro of your favorite route being sc-  'octecl is to vote for the present government, for if the Conservatives  were elected to power they might not  select your route and thus you would  lose out. Croat ist lie game of politics and if lias lost nothing of its  smoothness by the introduotion^of a  much-advertised honest man.���������The  Standard-Sentinel.  Eve may have been content with a  !lg leaf in winter, when summer oanio  she probably made Adam kill some-  lliing or other to provide her a fur  neckpiece.  A. D. MacTiar,  Vice-President C. P. R. THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOfSFOJlD,  B.  &  Some people deserve to be roasted for the kind of roasts  they buy, but this'does not apply to our customers. You  can't buy a poor one here, because we don't keep any but  what are good, although you should select a piece of meat  with intelligence, with respect to the manner in which yoti  intend lb prepare it. It is always a safe plan to tell us  about (he latter and give us some idea of quantity, and we  will do the rest. '  WHITE & CARMICHAEL  idmiM    11 tMum^^^SSuuStrnm^'"'!^^'*!*^!'!  *>  A. E. HUMPHREY  , (Late   Taylor   ft.   Humphrey)  B.C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Koota   C   Hart   Block,   Chilliwadc  Box    4!'2.   - CHILLIWACK  BOBSSaS^mSBOBCBESBa  B.   0. ' Phono   41.  Farmers'  Phone  19 0 0  Abbotsford, B.C.  R. ivic  BOOT AND  SHOE  REPAIRER  ABBOTSFORD, ������. C.  Tam.'MBHM.jnira���������  We,deliver our Goods at Right, Prices  GROCERIES  :   FRUIT���������Local.  VEGETABLES  BREAD���������Daily  Patronize Home Industry.: Our Bread Made in Abbotsford  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  in    Abbotsfori  Cur Garage has now been.extended and  is fully equipped to do A I work by our  mechanics; whom v/e consider the very best  in the district, and men whom you can trust  to do your work' correctly and in a workmanship manner.  We repair all kinds of cars. Now is the  time to have your car overhauled for the  winter cold weather and muddy roads.  Besides cars we repair Gas Engines,  Steam Engines, Tractors and Mill Machinery. If you can't come to us we will go to,  your place and do the work.  Oxo-Acetylene Welding and Lathe Work  are two of our great specialties. Give us  a chance and you will find out what real  service means.   '  We overhaul batteries, motors and generators rewound and repaired.  Cars For Hire���������large or small cars for  short or long trips with careful chauffeurs,.  t reasonable rates.  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  ,-     OFFICE  .T. A. Cutherwood Building  Flume 8001 P. O. Box 09  !  totes  MgiagMgaMastwq^^  MISSION CITY, B. 0  Explosive of great strength,  freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  'Advertisements, under  heading cost 2f> cents  Leave copy and money  botsford Garage.  STRAYED���������Two Durham. Cows  from the old Harrop Estate���������One  white-faced cow and the other all  red. branded MM on left hip. Reward paid to any person giving information as to the whereabouts of  the above animals. Walter Wells,  Abbotsford, B. C.  HORSIC FOR SALE���������Good worker  young, sound, -senile, will be sold  cheap or exchang-i'' for cow. James  Milstead,  R.   R.   No.   2.   Abbotsford.  FOR SALE���������Counters and Fixtures in first class condition-r���������at your  own price. Apply F. J. R. Whitchelo, Abbotsford, B. C.  HALLOWE'EN   SOCIAL  Insurance of all kinds  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  Abbotsford  a  Abbotsford Garage & Machine Shop'  Phone, B. C. 7  ABBOTSFORD  B. C. Farmers 1918  (From Fraser Valley Record)  A very successful Hallowe'en social was held in the.basement of the  Methodist Church on Monday -night  November  1st.  The social took the form of a masquerade and a prize was given for  the best costume. About 8:45 a  grand march began in which everyone   in   costume   took   part.  There were about thirty couples,  and so many and varied were tho  costumes that it was no easy matter  to decide on the best. After ' due  consideration the prize was awarded  What The Conservative Government Will  Bo If Fleeted To Office.  1. The}- will give you an efficient and economical Administration.  2. They will reduce 'the great overhead  salary list but not in such a way as to effect  the Public Service and at the same time pay  reasonable salaries, considering the high cost  of living, to those in the employ of the Government.  3. They will do everything possible to encourage and assist in developing natural resources.  4. They will try to establish, as they did  in the past, more pulp mills in this Province.  5. They will restore our credit in the money markets where they left it in 1916.  G. They will follow out their original policy of .1914 in extending the Pacific Great  Eastern Railway into the Peace River and  touch the great grain growing area of Western Alberta-so as to divert that shipping into  our Coar-t harbours.  7. They will encourage prospecting in  both minerals and oil and will cancel the reserves which the Oliver Government has  placed on coal, iron and oil in this Province.  8. They will go into the money markets  and borrow money at the lowest possible rate  of interest and re-loan it to farmers in loans  from 10 to 40 years.  9. They will institute a proper and practical policy of encouraging soldiers to go on  the land.  10. They.will give assistance"to the Municipalities by paying them a per capita grant  from the Consolidated Revenue which will  have the effect of reducing taxes.  11. They will encourage irrigation in the  portions of the Province requiring it by as-  snrnins: Government ownership and control  cf "u-. '.-.���������:���������.lev for irrigation purposes, construc  tion of storage surveys and main canals as  public utilities.  12. They will also assist the distribution  of irrigation water by guaranteeing of bonds  of water municipalities.  13. They will also give consideration to  further necessary irrigating facilities by  means of assistance to hydro-electric projects.  14. They will introduce legislation and  carry into effect the declared wishes of the  people as expressed in the recent referendum,  on liquor; at the same time this Act must be  a fair and reasonable one so that the Government will have absolute control of the traffic  and that there will be no abuse in the uses of  liquor but same-to be used only in moderation.  Heavy penalties will be included in the Act for  all infractions and the Act will be strictly enforced. They will also use every effort with  the Dominion. Government, under whose jurisdiction the matter lies, to see that legislation  is passed at Ottawa which will stop the im-  poration of liquor into this Province by private parties so that all liquor purchased and  sold in British Columbia will be absolutely  under Government control.  1.5. The Conservative .Government will also hand over to the Municipalities a share of  the profits derived*-from the sale of liquor In  the Government stores so that the burden of  taxation in Municipalities may be reduced by  this contribution from the Government  16. The above are only a few of the reforms which will be Instituted by the Conservative Government should they be elected on  the 1st December as they stand pledged lo a-  dopt a constructive business-like programme  which will-be administered by business men,  looking forward to a more successful period  in the next five years and with more results  than we have seen under the Oliver Administration.  Keep them in the House  Horlick's Malted Milk .....:... 50������ and $1.00  Scott's Emulsion 70# and $1.45  Eno's Fruit Salts   ...:... 80$  Glycerine, per bottle ......'. 20������  Miiiard's  Liniment   ... . 25������  ALL USEFUL LINES FOR THE WINTER  AG. ANDREWS  CASH   GROCER  ABBOTSFORD,    B.    C.  FOR THE BEST  COAL  IN  THE.VALLEY  AND  QUICK SERVICE  APPLY  ABBOTSFORD COAL & TRANSFER  FARMERS9 SUPPL YSTORE  Successor to A. P. Slade & Co.  t  We buy eggs, poultry, etc.  We sell flour and feed  ABBOTSFORD  to Mr. K. J. Abbott and Mrs. Cephas  Abbott who were dressed as Punch  and Judy. After the unmasking  several games were played, in which  everybody enjoyed themselves immensely.  After tho refreshments, two beautiful bouquests of flowers were presented to an old darkey couple who  were celebrating the flftioth anniversary of their wedding.  The darkey couple were Miss Mar-  jorie Pollock and Miss Mabel Smith  and they contributed largely to the  fun  of the evening.  Other costumes noticed wero, tho  black witch, several ghoiits. goblins,  clowns, gypsies, niggers, and berry  pickers, also a very pretty bride, old  age and folly wero there also a pretty j  sun-flower and. many other very prot- *  ty costumes.  Operated by li. Leary  couver. Tho house was prettily doc-orated with, ferns, and yellow chrysanthemums. The evening was spent  with games and music after which  refreshments were served.  Those present wore Miss Mennio  ���������Vollana, Miss Louiso Gibbard, Miss  Helen Shea, Miss Mabel Gould, Miss  Muriel Sawyer, Miss Kathleen Freeman, Mr. R. Bird, Mr. R. Cox. Mr. C.  Gibbard, Mr. C. Galliford, Mr. G.  Galiford, Mr. J. Galliford. and Mr W.  Gibbard.  ENTERTAINED   ON  FRIDAY  Miss Louiso Gibbard entertained  ���������n Friday evening in honor of her  cousin Miss Mennie Vollans of Van-  IN   DEWDNEY  In Dewdney Reeve Ca.ther-  wood is the Conservative candidate and Don Martyn, the late  Industrial commisisoiier, the  Liberal candidate; and W. J.  Currie the Socialist.  Premier (that is to be) Bowser 'will speak in Mission City  on Monday November 22 in the  afternoon.  -En*H  i&mz&EFE&������


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