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 fZ^m&ff*  VICTORIA  Provincial Library  .'.'"iifftTTJrf-r'  <t  ^  PUBLISHED IN B. C. ON B. C. MADE PAPER.  ���������Vol. XXVII., No. 6.  Abbotsford, B. C, Friday, November, 16,1923.  $1.00 Per Annum,  '������   IMPOllTISD DlItlOCT  FROM  ENGLAND  Ugliest Quality  Prices Right  Ttil PIONEER STORE  R. DesMAZES  AHHOTSFOKI) AND WHATCOM ROAD  T/ione  1.6 Whntcom Road, Tel.  23M'       Farmers,1912.  Property Owners  Draft By-laws  present'  fit the  the     Property  held   In     tho  Chambers    6:1  the  im  wide  $1.-  VlCTOlirA,    Nov.'   15.'���������A   prediction   that the Sumas  Luke Reclamation  scheme will  not cost the  province "one red cent," and that event-  vaily it will  means millions  of dollars in agricultural production  rather than buying these    products from  - the United States, was made by Hon  'E. D. Barrow,    minister of    agricu-  ture,   in   reply  to  the  criticism  that  has   been  levelled    against    his de-  .'���������'partment    from     the   floor     of  the  House and  also  in view of  the unrest being displayed by the landowners' themselves.  The minister claims that the adverse publicity given the scheme  during the present session of the  Legislattn,et'was"'''nothiirg''elsrr'b'ut'"'oj)"  position and third party propaganda  and also from the non-resident land-  owers who number S9. of whi-.'h 3 1  are resident in the United States.  Non-Resident    Owners  Those non-resident landowners  had not a dollar on the scheme and  they are now attempting to seek  government aid in reducing tlie assessment which must be worked and  collected by the government before  the equity held by the Land Settlement Board is wiped out and the  ranchers on the uplands can claim  they have full ownership in  property reclaimed or made  mune from the annual floods.  "Explains''     Kxivix   Oos<-.  In attempting to explain tho  difference in the estimated cost  S00,000, and the actual cost, which  will, according to the minister, liko-  ��������� ly reach ?2,800,000, Mr.' Barrow  stated that special precautions were  taken to afford future'protection to  the settlers on the lake bottom lands  and also said weather conditions during the past two winters hart held up  the work and had rendered additional outlays necessary. The annual  cost of maintenance, including  pumping, depreciation, repairs,  wages, etc., would be around $60,-  000.  Deferred   Interest  The minister recommended  interest of the undertaking,  has already reached $SO,000,  not commence until January 1,  These interest charges and sinking  fund assessments will range anywhere from.83 cents' per acre per  year on the lowest. This is merely  an estimate, however, and may go  higher, especially when charges for  schools and tho building of a main  trunk road through the property reclaimed, are taken into consideration. '.'���������"���������-���������:  .The minister of agriculture said  that the Sumas Lake area promises  to have a population ol* tho size of  Ohillfwaek, and also that the land  rnchiimed would dunlionte  VInotion of the Garden City  opinions of A. I). Pnlersoii  Delta, and John Version,  two Liberal fanner members.  Plans Astray.  Plans used in estimating the eosr  r-i' the work when Hie schnm" was  first, taken in hand by tlie Land Sot-  t'omenf Hoard evidently went a-  pl.ray. for the minister ol  staled such plans would  given a margin of sal'Mv  counts for the increased  Marsh Construction Company's contract which was on the unit hay's.  The minister further stated that the  landowners were fortunate in not entering into a agreement with rho  Seattle firm prior to the war. for  such a scheme would have been  doomed to failure, in view of the difficulties experienced by the Land  Settlement Board    since    th^y took  I  over the scheme.  that  wh ieli  shall  I 9 2 t .  VICTORIA, Nov. 15.���������Full details  of the Sumas reclamation schemo,  its, cost, the expected method of re  payment and the government's  policy towards the land owners' affected, were gjyen t.o the, legislature yesterday by Hon. E. D. Barrow, minister of agriculture'.  The total cost, he said, as estimated at present with the main tenures of the work completed, would  be :*;2,800,000. The 'bottom lands  which were flooded every year and  which had no value except that given  by the dyking would have levied a-  gainst them a capital charge ot  $ 107--.50,- - - according" to-" -estimates"  worked out, Sumas land that \vat~  originally deeded for ?1 to $5 an  acre had been sold recently for $100  an acre plus the dyking charges,  which, he said, proved that this  charge was not more than the land  could bear.  . About 2000 acres of high land, he  said, would have to bear a capital  cost of $21.20 pej; acre. This land  was probably not flooded more than  once in 20 years. Another 2000  acres flooded a little more often  would be charged $2;").77 per acre.  The next 2000 acres in elevation  which' were flooded probably twics  in three years, would be charged  $G2.22 of the capital cost.  Everything below that, the' 24,-  000 acres flooded every year without exception, would be assessed  $107.50.  FAUMFRS GATHKR TO  \ LAV DEMANDS  the  pro-  quoting  M..T-. A..  Cariboo,  agriculture  not    have  ,    This    accost of the  VICTORIA, Nov. 12.���������Representative farmers of the province are  in the capital preparing a memorandum to be submitted to the agricultural committee of the legislature on Wednesday. Three main  proposals have already been formulated. They ask for organization  of a provincial savings bank, readjustment of tlTe basis of assessment  of farm lands so as to lay less stress  on improvements, .and a continuation of educational work for the furtherance   of  co-operative  marketing.  The board is also renewing its  application to have two farmers  added to the game conservation  board and to have an experimental  farm established in central British  Columbia.  The.'advisory .board..will meet the  executive of the United Farmers of  13. C. on Tuesday to discuss the representations to be laid before the  legislature, and will' meet M. B.  Jackson, K. C, M. . L. A., chairman  of the game conservation board, the  same day. A conference has already  been held with tho forest branch, resulting, it is slated, by members of  (ho board, in removal of.several misunderstandings. It has been arranged, thoy say, that more elasticity will be given to the regulations  covering the burning of slash so  as to meet the varying conditions In  different parts of the  province.  Am'.OTSFOUII'S   FIFTH   QUF,I<"NT  0(>NT.'RATI!ATHI>  l!V   FRIFXUS  Of special .interest t.o the residents  of Abbotsford is tho fact that. the  first in the lino of Abbotsford's Royal family was born in Tacoma on  Armistice Day,- when a baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.  Brix.  Mrs. Brix was Miss Marie Scots-  void, and was the fifth Queen of  May for Abbotsford. Their many  friends extend heartiest congratulations.  of  or  by-  one  Over forty  were  regular meeting    of  Owners'   Association  flank   of  Montreal  Thursday evening.  After the minutes of tho previous  meeting had been adopted, the committee appointed to draft up bylaws  for tho association gave a roport that  the following bylaws' had been- prepared for the sanction of the mouthers':  That the name of this association  be known as tho Abbotsford Property  Owners'  Association.  Object to promote the growth and  prosperity of Abbotsford and to  further the community spirit.  Tlie officers of the .Association  shall consist of President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer and three  of a committee, to be elected annually. Four will constitute a quorum,  and an auditor is to be appointed  independent  of any   other officer  The   annual' membership   fee  to be 50(!,' payable in advance.  The members are  to    consist  property    owners,     their    wives  husbands.  The meetings of the Association to  be held the third Thursday, of each  month. Special meetings to be cal^  led  by committee.  The annual meeting of, the Association to be held the 3rd Thursday  of   February.  Alterations   and   additions   to  laws  to be    made    only    after  month's notice has heen given.  Order of business proceedings.  These  bylaws  were     unanimously  adopted by the meeting.  The secretary reported that the  copies of the Village Incorporation  Act had been obtained and distributed, as decided upon at the last  meeting.    . -,<.    .- ��������� --^-- , ���������        . -,"  The president Mr. J.-J. McPhee,  then called upon Dr McQuarrie of  Mission City, who told of the results  Mission City was getting out of incorporation. He pointed out that  while the taxes were not higher to  the individual than formerly, more  improvement had -been done in tho  townsite than in any other year under the present government supervision, and there was still a substantial credit in the Bank. The-  speaker gave sufficients figures to  date to show that incorporaion in  the instance of Mission City had not  been a costly venture and was  working out to the entire satisfacr  tion   of all.  He said that the commissioners  had tried hard to find one man with  a word against incorporation,- arid  had failed, which is proof enough  considering that when the project  was first discussed, ninety per cent  of the citizens' were against .it.  Dr. McQuarrie went on to give the  amounts of assessment of each trade  and business and very kindly answered all questions asked by interested persons present.  Memorial Service  Sunday Afternoon  Armistice and Thanksgiving Davs  were very fittingly observed iu Abbotsford by the holding of special  services and functions.  -. 'On Sunday afternoon a Memorial  Service was held at Hazelwood Cemetery, St. Nicholas, with a very largo  attendance. Tlie rain which threat-  en'od hold off during the service,  and the programme in keeping wilii  the day  was nicely carried out.  Addresses were made by Rev. \V.  Robertson, and Comrade F. J. R.  Whitchelo, prayer offered by Comrade A. II: Priest, hymns sung and  the  graves of  veterans  decorated.  . M. James Downie, our blind hero,  sang "Lest We Forget" in a very  effective manner.  As. the band were not able to attend, the organ from the Presbyterian church was taken down for accompaniment of the singing.  Rebekah Lodge  Entertains Friends  Under the auspices of the Pear:  Rebekah Lodge a very pleasant  military whist drive and dance was  held in the Masonic hall on Friday  evening. There was a good attendance and first prizes were won by  Mr. and Mrs. A. Brown, Mr. E. Leary  and Mr. Smith. Consolation prizes  went to Mr. McBride, Miss M. Hill,  Mrs. Aitken and Mrs. A. Brown.  A mystery prize was given to the  person who was sitting on the chair  marked with the letter "D" and this  prize was also won by Mrs. A.  Brown.  ua'uue is  N K W   HA S K KTBA \i\,  I j  "  FORMKI)  IN  FRASF.R  VALLttY  CHILLIWACK, Nov. 13. ��������� Tlie  Chilliwack Valley Basketball League, which last year aroused unusual community interest In (he indoor game, has been reorganized  with an additional cll-  six more teams. The  on In lhe serins this  be an Intermediate di-  ncw teams from Ohoam,  ���������17th Cadets,  season, is be  lli is winter  vision and  now attract  winter will  vision with  Atchelilz, Rnrdis and  A   schedule   for the  ing drawn up.  play-off series,  each   division  points secured  It will not include a  the winning team in  being decided bv  in the regular sched  ule. Col. A. L. Coote is the- Hon.  President of the league and has  donated a trophy to be competed for  in the new division. Perpetual  challenge shields were donated for  the other divisions last year. Dr.  Moore, the energetic manager of last  winter's series, is president, and  Miss Beth Muir secretary of the  league.  Organization of  Junior Football  On Tuesday evening a most enthusiastic and well attended meeting  took place in,the Bank of Montreal  Chambers, for the purpose of organizing the Abbotsford Junior Football club. There is no senior clib  this year on account of the school  grounds being unavailable, and it  was thought advisable to keep the  sport alive in the district by some  means. "' Abbotsford has always taken the lead in football matters up to  the last season or two, and the town  has received much publiciy from its  football doings.  On account of its central location,  league meetings' have always been  held here, but the town having no  senior club this season, these meetings are held elsewhere. fA -junior  league is to be formed in the Valley,  comprising" Abbotsford, Matsqui,  Mission City and Langley. Negotiations are now under way with the  idea of getting the league started  at the earliest possible moment and  it is expected that one or more ot  the officials of the B. C. J. F. A. will  be present.  The club as at present constituted  should go ahead well. At tho meeting held on Tuesday. Mr. G. L. Heller was appointed Hon. President,  Mr. Hughes, President, Mr. MiHard,  first Vice-president; Mr. Priesc,  second. Vice-president; Mr. D. Benedict, third Vice-president, with Mr.  M. Brydges as secretary-treasurer.  The club committees are strong  and efficient, and the idea of the  boys and their management is to  make a good sound club, with the  welfare of the team as a whole,  rather than as individuals, the object. The team will. be under efficient supervision, and all possible  assistance given to boys who work  hard for the benefit of the club, and  judging from the friendly matches  already played, the team is worthy  of every support. l't is hoped that  the townsfolk will do everything possible to encourage the boys, as clean  healthy sport is well worthy of tl:a  best support that can be given, and  from the point of view of the boy's  future, is more than a good investment.  It is planned to hold several socials during the season and the work  and interest of the club will not begin or end 011. the field of play. The  club desires as many members as  possible, and any practical assistance to the club will be greatly appreciated by the* Committee.  -'   ,1 ik ii >��������� mm   ���������  .-     ���������      - '  Basketball Season  Soon to Open  Basketball has commenced in earnest in Abbotsford, the first practise being held in the theatre hall on  Thursday evening.  A meeting of the Club was held  on Tuesday evening when final arrangements were made for fitting up  the hall and deciding .practise hours.  Those wishing to practise, may obtain ' their membership tickets from  members of the executive committee.  l't is expected that a friendly  game will lie arranged with Hatzic  to take place in a few days.  HIGH   SCHOOL   STANDING  FOR  MONTH  OF OCTOttEJV  Division 1. Per cent.  97.  Grade XI. (Matriculation Class) ���������  A. Kask, J. Kask. D. Benedict.  Grade X.���������V. Stinson, N. Pernoski  B. West.  Division II. Per cent. 87.  R.  Baker,  I.   Bourke,  N.  McPhee.  MARJORIE  E.   GILLEY.  Many Costumes at  Masquerade Dance  Tho annual masquerade Armistice dance of the .tl.W.V.A. held in  tlie theatre hall on - Monday eve-,,  ning was" an unprecedented success,  and the committee in charge are to  be congratulated upon the splendju  arrangements, and the patronage  given  the affair.  The hall was crowded to such an  extent as to make dancing almost  impossible, and the gathering presented a1 very festive appearance;  costumes of every conceivable kind  being worn.  So characteristic and varied wero  the costumes as' to make the decision"  of prize winners very difficult for  the judges. Acting in this capacity  were, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Downing,  of Vancouver,' Captain and Mrs. Ben-  ning-Day and Mr. Wat tie.   ���������  For the lady's' fancy costume.  Miss Daisy Stady won tho priz -.,  dressed as a harem lady. Mr. Jl.  H. Eby, representing "Aunt Jemima" of pancake fame, easily won  the lady's comic prize. The prize fov  the lady's most original costume  went to Miss Annie ' Nelson, whose  representation of "The Bat" was exceedingly good. Many other of tlr;  ladies' costumes deserve special mention, especially, "Powder Puff."  "Chinese Lady," "Dutch Girl,"  "Spanish Dancer," "Pierette" and  others.  The costumes worn by the gentlemen were also very 'original and  well carried out. Prizes were won  as foIIows:_ Gent's .fancy costume,  Mr. J.' Watson, dressed as a "Highlander;" comic costume. Mr. M. M  Shore, who verv ably filled the call  as' a negro minister. Tho most original costume was decided upon as  that worn by Mr. George Langto.M,  who looked the part of a-'"Zulu  Chief."  "'  Worthy of mention also were lhe  costumes of tho "Sheik:" "Pierrot:'"  "Cow Boy" and  "Spanish  Couple."  The music for the dance was rendered by T-leun's orchestra and was  exceptionally good.  The sum of about $300.00 was  taken in. the expenses amounting to  nearly $1-25,000 so that a nice margin will be left for (he relief work  of the G.W.V.A. and the carrying  out of the work in hand.  Huntingdon and Vye  Miss Ella .Fraser of the University of B. C. visited her parents, Mr.  and Mrs. AV. Fraser of Vye over the  week-end.  Mrs. Brokovski, Sr. of tho Vye  Road is visiting friends in Vancouver.    ' ��������� , '  Mrs'. S. J. Bates spent,Wednesday  as the guest of her mother, Mrs. M'.  McCiillivray. ���������  Mrs. Alex McDonald of Murray-  ville is visiting Mrs. G. E. Davis.  Mrs. Chas Crawford, well known  in this district, visited at the home  of Mr. and' Mrs. AV. Fraser on Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Dave ~ Murrand cf  Mission City, who recently resided  at Vye, have the sympathy of a large  .circle of friends here, in ,the los.-i  of their baby boy, who died on Friday, November 2nd.  Master Louis Head of Vancouver  was the guest of Kenneth Brokovski  over the holiday.  Mr. and Mrs. 1-1. M. Berryman of  Prince Rupert are the guests of Mr.  and Mrs.  F. W. Rudgc.  On Friday evening the ladies of  St. Pauls Church and the ladies of  the Huntingdon Women's l'nsfitiile  gave a .Thanksgiving dinner in die  corner store. There was a large  crowd availed themselves of the op-  port uify to partake of the nicely  cooked meal. The proceeds will lie  divided between the Ladies' Aid of  the church and the "Women's Institute, the latter donating theii-sharo  to the M. S. A. Hospital, in place of  operating a booth at the coming bazaar.  Mr. A. D. Matbison of Prince Edward was the guest over the weekend of Mr. and Mrs. F. \V. Rudgc.  MRS.  Mrs. A. Gant. mother of Mrs. Arnold, underwent a critical operation  in the M.-S.-A. Hospital last Saturday, and is reported as progressing  favorably. Mrs. Gant is visiting  here from Alberta.  MAK-Y M'IIjLKR  AUDRIOSSES  MKFTIiVGS  Mrs. Mary T. Miller, evangelist,  and faith healer addressed two  meetings hero on Wednesday, one in  tho afternoon in t.he Parish Hall  and in the evening in the Presbyterian Church. Both gatherings were  large, and much interest was inain-  fested.  Mrs. Miller is a very able speaker,  and hold the interest of her audiences throughout. Mrs. Miller goes  on frem here to Seattle, where she  will take a short rest, haying worked steadily for the last fourteen  months as an evangelist.  Services wlll.be held in St. Math-  ev������iw Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Harding Priest, vicar.  importer  From 2c. to 25c.  MEN'S     MACKINAW   COATS���������  First Quality, all wool at  . $9.r,0  Boys' Mackinaw Coats   .'.���������...' ���������.......������������������.......... .$5.85  Linoleum, Rugs, Blinds, Chairs, etc.  Buy Your  Phonograph  Now  For  Xmas  Get our prices  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  v&tjxaauBSM THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. J3ATJl'S, Editor and Proprietor  MoiiiImt ol I*. C and Yukon Weekly Newspaper Ahsn.  Ill DAY, NOVl'IMIlKIl   10,  J 1> 3 :t  It seems hard to uiulurstand the British  politics this far from the centre of the Empire, but we can always draw some conclusions. Premier Baldwin of Ureal Britain is  about lo announce a general election again, if  he litis not already done so by now. lie has  i Ii roe years in which to hold power yet if he  feels inclined. Why should he wish to stake  his political reputation on a general election.  now?  In British Columbia Premier Oliver can  in a pinch hold another session besides the  one now doing" business. J Jo does not wish to  stake his political reputation on a general  election at the present time, and says it ia  silly io think lhal he will appeal lo the people  before he has to.  Of course Premier Oliver is credited with  the statement that he loves his job.and lhal  he is geting more money out of it than he  ever got out of a job before, and he intends  to hang on just as long as he can, for fear (of  course he didn't say this latter part) he  would not get back.  Bui it does seem hard io gel through  one's head how a great statesman al the  head of affairs in Great Britain should be so  careless about holding on to the reins of  power, and our own premier in B. C. would  not think of giving McRae or Bowser a half  chance lo handle the treasury of the province, unless it be, that John 0. thinks he has  some kind of a divine right to be the supreme  guy on the job in this province.  We have always been told thai British  politics were different than what politics  were in Canada, and wc are beginning to  think that we were told right.  The Sumas Dyking Scheme does sure  appear lo have reached the political stage at  the present time. If half of the reports thai  we hear are true il is a wonder that the  scheme has gone as far as it has. To local  people in the Fraser Valley and especially in  tliis district the scheme looks now as though  it would be a success in saving the land  which has heretofore been flooded every  year. There are two sides to the question,  one the protection given and the other the  financial end of the scheme. As to the former we feel quite satisfied with the present  outlook.  As to the aspect of the case it is to be  hoped that finally it will be arranged somehow so (hat the land which has been protectee! will nol be bled to the last drop for taxation to pay for this great dyking scheme. Tl  l-'is been somewhat of an experiment, and in  thai case it was expected thai it would cost  more than at first anticipated, and the provincial treasury will have to bear a part of  this experiment.  Let us not get too far into politics in regard to (his matter or it Avill put the farmers  of that district in a position that they will  eventually have to give up their land, and  thus defeat (he first object of the dyking of  lhe land. Land will stand just only so much  taxation and beyond that point the farmers  would be subjected to something that they  could not carry out.  "The cost of building and maintaining good  roads seems so great thai many taxpayers  are inclined Lo lie down and say they simply  can't be afforded. Yet before taking that attitude, it is well lo reflect on the returns  that a good road brings.  "The news that a certain town or district  has good roads spreads for many miles  around. "Motorists drive that way when out  for pleasure, or will go in that direction when  seeking a trade center. They will go many  miles out of their way if they can strike a  good road into some business center.  "The convenience and comfort of a good  road is thus a magnet that draws trade and  business, that spread prosperity into the surrounding country. It makes a town seem a  live one. The streets in its business center arc  well filled with visitors, while a town with  poor outlying roads finds visitors going elsewhere II costs something to solve the good  roads problem, but it costs more not to."  There is hardly a session that the Senate of  Canada does not put. the brakes upon some grafting  proposition Unit has got hy the House of Commons'  without, any appearance, of understanding of Its  possibilities. Last session was no exception, there  being several schemes of wanton extravagance cut  out or (rimmed liy I ho upper house. Always on these  occasions ihero j������5 jin uproar from a section of tho  press which would forthwith aholish tlie Senate; and  Hie less informed the press the greater tho roar. The  "\i\  adage of the  empty  harrel  is exemplified.  One of these graft, hills of last session is brought  to mind by (lie news despatches of a few days ago intimating the completion of the Long Lac link lo  connect, the old Canadian Northern line with the  National Transcontinental at a point north of Lake Su  pciior where' these roads were only twenty-nine  miles apart. Meeause of this gap there could not  he interchange of traffic except by long detours', and  the Nonunion government roads had to use the Ontario railway at very great expense to route traffic 'c  Toronto and Montreal. This little line then already  under construction was included in a bill passed by  tin Ccmmons crverinr "i iM twenty fiv^ nllwivs '  all parts of Canada. Many of these lines wore recognized by the Senate as simple grafts, the product of  the political board appointed by (he Mackenzie King  government as (he advisers to Sir Henry Thornton tlie  head of the national i ail ways. Tlie bill gave this political board authority to proceed with these undertakings in whatever order they like, at any time within three years, the limit for completion being set a  August, l!'2l!. The expenditures wore to he solely  under the control of the board with no audit by the  officer to whom parliament, looks for supervision of  public expenditures, and there was no limit to the a-  mount of the exponditues. Everything was left o  the political board, and what was virtually a blank  choouo for a total estimated at not less than oirj  hundred million dollais was proposed to be issued to  these   worthies.  It Is not surprising that under these circumstances the .Senate asserted Itself. The Conservative  leader demanded of tho govornment'that separate  bills for the several proposed lines bo introduced, so  that the Senate might allow to go unchallenged a  few roads for which there was urgency and as to tne  rest deal with them according to their merits, one al  u time, with proper safeguards for the auditing of  the accounts. The government declined, trying ro  bull-doze the upper house with the threat of popular  wrath if needed lines were delayed ;and the Long  Lac link was mentioned as one of these. The Senate's 'answer was that abundant authority existed for  tlie completion of this link without the passage of  the monstrous bill presented. That such was the case  is now evident, because within four months of t'.c  killing of the bill in question the link is completed  and the Western members of parliament will travel  over it on their way to attend the next session.  A club held over the heads of the British Columbia  senators was the fact that the schedule to the b.ll  mentioned the Okanagan branches to Kelowna and  Lumby, and tlie Vancouver Island branches to Cow-  ichan Bay and to the timber limits on the West  Coast. The  money   involved   in   these   was  stated  at three million dollars (the estimate for tho Long  Lac branch was'two million). As to the Okanagan  branches, all but four miles of the 10a miles had been  graded already, and the rails to lay on this grade had  been ordered. Plainly there was no necessity fr;  an extraordinary bill of this kind to secure the completion of these Okanagan branches; the authority  that had sufficed to make the grade and put in t.v;  bridges, and to order the rails, would enable the rails  to be laid when they arrived; and consequently the  Senate was not moved by the threat that these deserving projecs would be held up if the whole scheme  of graft were not sanctioned.  Experience shows that the result is always the  same when parliament or legislature lets go of control of public expenditures. In our own province tho  Pacific Great Eastern railway is a conspicuous example. In this as in so many other undertakings  to be paid for out of the new taxes of the Oliver  government, political boards not controlled by the  legislature make the expenditures, and make them  on the "cost-plus" plan which under Oliver appears  to have meant "plus" far in excess of the whole necessary "cost." The members of the legislature nor  supporting the government have protested in vain  during the whole period of the plunder, and having  been refused access to -the accounts of the contracting company they have been without the documentary evidence to prove what all observers believed lo  be the evil case. The same with the Sumas scheme,  where again the "plus" far exceeds the estimate of  "cost" upon which the unfortunate settlers saddled  themselves with the incubus. Tt is fortunate for  Canada, that there is at Ottawa an independent Senate, wideawake to the possibilities of ambiguous bills  and resolute to act when occasion demands.���������Columbian.  New Lamp Facilitates Nigfkt Work  "Unless immediate and drastic measures are taken  to stop the export of raw wood and losses from forest fires, Canadian newspapers will be importing  high-priced newsprint from the United States within  five years. American paper coriipanies are closing  down practically all cutting operations in their own  country, and are quickly transferring all wood operations to the Canadian side, so as to save their own  supply and thereby put Canadian mills out of business  as speedily as possible, exports of raw wood from  Canada having already increased 150 per cent, in  June,  as  per  government report."���������Redcliff Review.  Young man, don't swear. There is no occasion for  it outside of a printing office, where it is useful when  the paper is behind time, l't also comes in handy  in proof-reading and is "indispensable" when the  ink works badly and the press begins to "buck"; It  is- sometimes brought into use when the foreman's  mad; and it has been known to entirely remove the  tired feeling of the editor when he looks over the  paper after it has been printed. Outside the printing office it is a foolish habit.���������Ex.  Competition increases business, creates  more business, improves quality and service,  while a monopoly stifles production, kills  initiative, retards progress, and in many  cases destroys any desire for improvement.���������  The Business Printer.  Just when apples wero slipping out In good 'quantities to consumers) witli outlook for fair returns to  the growers, comes the dull thud of tho report that  the bottom has fallen out of the prairie market as  result of overlapnierilH to distributing points there.  Here again it would uppoar that the independent shippers can take all the glory. They not only kill the market for themselves but kill it for others as well. We  nave the condition here of some Independents getting  quotations which would not allow anything to the  grower, while others continue to send their fruit in  spite of the fact that it is daubbed with red ink before it starts.���������Ex.  One-sixth of our incomes are paid in taxes today.  That is the cost of being governed. The average cost  of city government and civic administration is $40  per head per annum. The dominion government  takes also $40 per capita and the province $12. That  is to say, "laid on an average," the comibned taxa-  " " il_*i2.lc' lc l of I ������Pul lti������i>-���������H'  'u  1   nut) 2,  views ol   wirca  oa  illuminated  By  llnomnn'a Inmp.  IN the past interruptions to telegraph service caused  by damage to outside wires could only, in the majority of cases, be rectified by daylight, when tho  damaged section could easily be located. There is no  doubt'this was a disadvantage which delayed tho recovery of interrupted services. Where the trouble may  have 'been anywhere ulong the line between points  some 20 to 100 miles apart it was not possible to  take care of the interruption especially at night. To  overcome the disadvantage due to night interruptions  to its wires, the Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraphs provided a special electric light and all the  linemen on the System were equipped with it, enabling  them to successfully take carp of interruptions and  do their work at night as well as by day. The special light is provided with its power from the locomor  tive dynamo turbines with which all Canadian Pacific locomotives are equipped.  The special light in itself is of simple construction, the power is derived from the dynamo turbine  from the locomotive which provides electricity for  the illumination of the headlights and cab lights  A headlight globe is used and an especially designed  reflector throws a beam sufficiently strong to allow  working operations  at   a  distance of COO  feet     The  W. 1. CONVENTION  4. LooktiiE ol I ho enirlne In the r.aina light, t and S, the lamp. i  conducting wiro attached to a socket in tho cnb of tho  locomotive is of sufficient strength to enable tho  operator to work any place within two car lengths  of tho locomotive. Thcro is also a semi-permanent  stand to which tho lamp can bo attached for tho convenience of men working at night on bridges .or, in  fact anywhere that requires a steady flow of light.  The lamp can also by interchange of globes bo used  where there is a domestic current, but not with such  good effect.  As there is so much that can affect the Telegraph  System, such as firo aurora, lightening, snow, wind  and rain, the advantage of being able to locate tho  source of trouble cannot be overestimated and time  and time again, when the lines have been seriously  damaged during the night, it has been found that  the electric hand lamp, which is now used throughout  the System, has been of great benefit' During the  past winter when the service experienced a considerable number of interruptions the lamp was often  used during snow and sleet storms and not in one instance is it known of its having failed to meet all services put upon it. There is no doubt that the perfection  of this  lamp  has been a decided progressive  , step in telegraph maintenance at night.  The Lower Mainland Women's Institutes in conference in Vancouver  this week visited the Fraser, Valley  Milk Producers' Association plant  on Wednesday afternoon, where ">'v.  Parks, manager, gave a talk on "Co-  yperative Buying and Selling." Kol-  .owing this a'visit ^as made to the  jirls' Industrial Home on the invita-  ion of the superintendent, Miss M.  Jains.  An account of the formation and  work of the board of directors was  given by Mrs. Barber, who stated  that the board had been organized  and held its first meeting on January (1 of this year. A woman's exchange was talked of at this meeting and it was decided that the  matter should be discussed at tuo  next convention. A total of $ 1ST).20  had been received by the board ami  the balance now is $132.20. M'.s.  Barber thought that the board had  not yet justified its existence,  though the secretary expressed he ���������  opinion that with the co-operation of  the various institutes, the board  might be made a great power.  Following the publicity report  presented by Mrs. McFarlanc of  Haney Institute, she advocated more  support for Canadian magazines.  As a result of the discussion Mrs.  E. If. Tomer was appointed to pre-  paire a questionnaire for the institutes concerning articles for Canadian   magazines   and   publications.  Mrs. A. Jenkins of Agassiz presented the report on industries, saying that she had sent out questionnaires for flic institutes concerning  the best methods for marketing various products, and had received interesting answers and suggestions m  return.  The address of welcome was given by Mrs. G-. C. L. Reid of the  Central Park Institute and the response was the singing of the Institute ode. The resolution committee included Mrs. R. if. Richardson, Mrs. K. Porter, Mrs. G. Green.  Mrs. Coates and Mrs. Loam I. Tl-e  secretary for the season was Mis.  If. Croft.  A banquet was served In the Art  League hull,' under the direction of  the South Vancouver. Lynn . Vallov,  Point Grey and Central Park institutes. The reception committee included Mrs. .1. It, Brown and Mrs.  10. II. Tomer. Seated at the head  table wero Mayor Tisdall, Mrs. Forrester. Mrs. ,1. Mnil-head, Mr. A  Capon, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. B. ,!,  Sharp.������������������������������������'Mr!-!. Croft, Mrs.Curry. Mrs.  T. Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Smith,  Judge J. If. MacGill, Mr. I-"'. Burlier  Miss M. Bains, Mrs. .L A. Gillespie.  Mrs. Osborne, |.)r, Jean Careen,  Mr. N. A. If.arknoss and Mrs. V  O.   McLachlan.  At the evening session His Worship Mayor Tisdall gave an addrosv  of welcome, while Mr. J. A. Cunningham, president of the B. C. Manufacturers, also gave words of welcome. The speaker of tho evenimr  was Hon. 13. D. Barrow, minister of  agriculture. Mrs. Thomas' Todricl-  presided at the bannuet.  The musical programme arranged  by Mrs. H. Card included piano selections by ?Jiss Rummerfiekl: reading. Miss Violet Murray; vocal duel.  Miss Margaret Mathoson and Mm  TT. Chn.rd and musical monologue bv  ilfe������ani'uiw  "Wonderful indeed is the power of the voice."  ���������Cicero.  The power of the voice is the success of the telephone. It was in the endeavor to transmit sound that  the telephone was invented, and the great factor of its development into an article of very common use is that  direct conversation may be carried on.  Because it enables one's personality to be sent is  the reason that the' telephone promotes friendship and  intimacy, and brings about closer relations between those  in business. The pleasure of hearing the voice you  know makes long distance the casual practise of every  one.  British Columbia Telephone Company  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOB   HEADSTONES  p Phone Connection. Mission City  Jilt,  MENZIES  IN NEW "ROLE  VICTORIA, Nov. 9.���������One of the  surprises of Thursday's sitting of  the Legislature was the slating  handed the government by Rev.  Thomas Menzies, Independent member for Comox, whose record during  'he past three sessions of the Mousj  has been to have voted consistenly  with the administration. Mr. Menzies had not a kind word to say in a  speech delivered yesterday. He criti-  .'i/.ed the Minister of Agriculture for  his hesitation in answering a query  on Wednesday relating to the cost  ���������.if the Sumas Lake scheme. The public demanded to know the facts, ha  claimed.    There was also a whisper-  General Auctioneer and   Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years am������ng the Stockmen of  fclys Fraser Valley. Am fam.ila^  with fehe'different breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B\ C"  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Cntherwood JiuildliiK  Phono 800!  P. O. Hose 00 i:  MISSION CITY, II. C.  nan  For a  Bilious  Headache  brew a cup of Celery King��������� ������  natural herbs and roots���������a gentle  laxative and purifier. Tones up  the liver and stimulates digestion.  Makes you feel bright and vigorous.   30c and 60c, at druggists.  Stop that Cough  It distresses you and your friends  ���������it is dangerous. A few drops of  Shitoh, the 50-year old remedy,  brings immediate relief. Shiloh  stops that irritating ticklingin the  throat, loosens the phlegm and  heals the tissues. Get Shiloh, at  ;your druggistc, JSgc, 60cand$i.20.������  of heavy expenditure on the South  Okanagan irrigation scheme, which  was first estimated to cost about  .? 1100,000, but which has cost.$2,-  500,000 and the work was only half  completed. The total cost of the  latter scheme might well reach four  to six million dollars.  Mr. Menzies came out. flatfooted  in a demand for an embargo on the  exportation of logs and pulpwood.  There was no reason, he contended,  for American companies to import  such lumber and give employment  to hundreds of men south of the A-  merican - border when such mills  could be established in Canada.  "The    American      concerns     are  < T  THE ABBOTRFOP-D POST  Bi>......  as;  A. R. GOSLING  WHEN YOU  WANT  I-i-ouse and  Sign Painting  and  General  .     House Repairs  Phone 3-IX - 1'. O. Box 31  ABnOTSl'-OKI), li.  G.  A. E. HUMPHREY'  B.C. Lind Su-'vcyor and  Civil Engineer  Aoom   (J-Hurt   Hloek., ClillHwnoU  Box    Wl, tillll.MWACK  I.'AStMMKS  IN  SKRJOUS   PLIGHT  Yarwood & Duirant  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE    ���������  OrKN"   KVHKY   KIMDAV  AltUOTSKOUl),   ������.   C.  . AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sates Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTBWKI1  MVE STOCK a Special!" ;  P. 0. Bo:: 94  Mission Wins League  Game With Clayburn  (From tho Fraser Valley KoccrJ)  Mission came through with another win on Saturday last when they  out-played the Clayburn eleven 6 lo  nil. The game was the first Homo  game in the League for Mission and  helped to boost the average to ')  points in the standing. . :  Both teams started out well and  for the first 15 minutes there was  nothing to choose between the two  teams. Both goal keepers were  called upon to save during the time  and it was only after D. Galliford  had beat the opposition with a nice  drive that they showed signs of  weakening. C. Galliford notched another one soon after and half-time  found the home team leading by two  goals.  The. second half saw the Mission  forward line working their combination to a nicety and when the final  whistle blew, Mission had a total of  6 counters to their credit, Cox having scored twice, while Hamilton  .and Elliott each bagged one.  The Mission defense played a wonderful game and it is due to them  that the Clayburn boys were turned  back scoreless.  Chorus    from  members: Which McRae  Mr. John McRae:     Oh,    you  easily put me out of business.  VICTORIA, Nov. D.���������The present  Olver government light-do well to  fulfill its promises in' regard to tho  Harrison i'.Iills-Agassiz road before  it goes out of office, was the sug-  Scstiun offered in Lhe Mouse yesterday by John McRae, - Conservafue  member for Yale, who made a spirited but hot bitter speech in support  of his contention that things are not  entirely right in British ' Columbia.  While not attacking any particular  member of the cabinet, the resident  of Aaassiz brought out some telling  points as to conditions that exist in  his own riding, and even went so fat-  as to say that the fanners were suffering to such an extent that ��������� tlie  wholesalers'Of. Vancouver should lie  branded as' criminals and immediately haled before the courts of justice.  Mr. McRae was strongly ag.i'rcsf  the personal property lux and fully a  greed with the roiiuosts he bad received from tlie retail merchants In  his riding that such uu enquiry  should bo abolished. The member for  Vale  challenged   the  govern men t   to  produce all books connected with  the construction of tho Pacific Croat  ��������� liastorn  Railway.  During his thirty-six years in fh.'i  province, Mr. McRae, slated that  with the exception of tho big flood  in 'Jl-I tho farmers wore novor in  such straits' as they are today. T������io  members of tho Legislators como to  Victoria to remedy conditions and  on their arrival thoy find that tin.  people in the cities are paying foui  times the price paid to the l'armei  for his produce. The member for  Vale classed the wholesalers' of Vancouver as criminals and said that al:  should be prosecuted for gouging  the people.  Mr. McRae spoke against any immigration scheme until the present  settlors ' are more contented citing  instances of where for the first.tirno  in his experience farmers of his rid  ing had been forced to go to the  Prairies to harvest the wheat crop in  order to pay their, taxes and grocerv  bills.    -  Pie stated his' strong sympathy  with a petition from every retailer in  his riding against the personal property tax. It was most unfair. If a  .man was making money the income  tax was a means of securing revenue.  Side   Stepping.  The member for Yale accused the  government of sidestepping the construction of the Harrison 'Mills-Agas-  siz road. "There is an election  looming up," he stated "and I want  to ask. the government to at least  fulfill one promise before they go  out of office." (Cheers from the opposition   benches).      .  Mr. McRae called upon the government to stage a fair, and open.investigation in the. matter of the  books of the P. G. E. railway and  the Northern Construction Company.  "If the government has nothinir to  hide, why don't they take the advice  of the second member for Victoria  (Mr. J. Hinchlit'fe) and allow an investigation?" he asked. "If you  don't, I have real serious doubts' but  what' the premier himself will fail  at the next election. If you want to  put McRae out of business, do this."  the      government  Weekly Letter  From Victoria  Special   <o The  Abbotsford   I'ust  VICTORIA,,   Nov.     13.���������Anorhoi  dyking scheme has gone wrong. Such  schemes have    become a     uabit    in  British Columbia and may not cause  any great amount cf surprise bur for  the fact that some day, and this not  in  the distant future, the taxes  will  be    raised to      meet      such      mistakes as have been    caused by    the  Oliver    administration       in     recent  years.    The latest  one is  the South  Okanagan   Irrigation    scheme  which  was    originally      intended    to    cost  ?,;H35,000,       according'  to estimates  computed by William Young, an employee of  the government. Ungineer  Latimer, who has been in,charge of  the work'  during    the    past    three  years; was even more cheerful about  the   "small"   expense.       Hi's     figure  first  read  $(������ la,000  but this was regarded  hy  those    knowing    tho district as being too conservative. Now  the details nro    beginning to    come  out.     To date, a total of $2,947,071,.  has  been expended    on  the    scheme  and  tho end is not yet.    Of the 13,-  000 acres of    land    estimated to be  within the dyking district, only IsiO'"  are at present receiving assistance iu  tho way of water. Tho entire scheme  promises to engulf upwards of from  four  to six million  dollars  before it  is completed���������if it ever is    completed.  "We know not what the morrow  will bring forth," answered Hon. T.  D. Pattullo, Minister of L,ands,< to a  (juery on the cost and the possibility of the'province having to assume  the expense of the work, made by J.  W. Jones, South Okanagan: The  scheme ' promises to be a lasting  'monument" to Mr. Pattullo, who,  two years ago, painted a rosy picture of the value of the project and  how it was going to be constructed  within the estimate. Mr. Pattullo  has a long way to go to catch up  with Hon. E. D.v Barrow on such  costly blunders. The minister of  agriculture has' a few to his credit  as witness the Creston area at  Camp Lister, the Merville soldier  settlement on Vancouver Island, the  purchase of the Christian ranch near  Kamloops and better still, the Sumas  Scheme which has eaten up $3,000,-  000 and like Johnny Walker, is going strong in the way of money. ,  4*1  Shipments over the T. and N. O.  Railway during the month of May  amounted to 329.15 tons of silver  ore.  The movements of the mackerel  schools will, when .observed, be  broadcasted from radio apparatus  erected for the purpose by the Canadian Marine Department.  Mrs. Dan Otto, of Stratford, Ont.,  set 33 eggs and hatched 34 ducklings  from them. One egg was apparently  of the double yolk variety and both  yolks wero hatched.  BRADNER  A new direct passage service between Canada and northern Ireland  has been inaugurated by the Canadian Pacific Steamships, Ltd. Three  6teamers have been assigned to the  route.  James Edwards, of Port Robinson,  declares he has a chicken out of this  year's hatch which out-freaks most'  chicken freaks. -This one has four  legs, four wings, two backs, two  necks but only one head. It has  been preserved in alcohol.  A jolly Hallowe'en dance was.held  on   Friday     last       in  the     Bradner  school,   under   the    siuspicoa   of  the  Community   Club.   During   the  evening   .'in  excellent   repast   was  served  liy   the   social   committee,   Mosdumo.s  Carmichael,   Jeliey   and   Loach,   au-  l-h'sted by Misses L. Aspin'all, II. Manuel,   IL Manuel,  I. Jeliey', V. McDer-  mid,   13.  McDIarmid    and  C. McKin-  iion.   all   appropriately   dressed'    for  Hallowe'en.     The  room   was   beautifully decorated with motifs and colors, suitable for the occasion by Mif.s  D.   Lockie.     After     supp'er  a   handsome piano scarf was raffled 'for tho  Ijenei'it ol" the Community Club funds  and  the sum of $10.00  was realize.!  the lucky winner being Mrs. Maltese  of  Hand.       The  Princess-   orcheslr.i  was   in  attendance.  A   good  number  of visitors  from outside points wero  noticed,   including   some   from   Vancouver,   Dennison,  Mt.     Lehman  and  Abbotsford.  , An enjoyable time-was  spent.    The'"committee in  charge of  the arrangements were. Miss Lockie,  Mrs. A. Karr and Mr. L. C. Gardner,  assisted   by   Messrs.  N.   Auburn   and-  N.  Brough.  WOl'Ll). A.MIO.VI) MI'XICIH'.Ai, ACT  One hundred and fifty families  are to be brought into British  Columbia and settled under private  enterprise in the valleys east and  south-cast of Fort George, W. A.  Lewthwaite announced, following his  return from England recently,   .j   '  A Swedish scientist claims to  have perfected a process for the  manufacture of "artificial wood  from 50 per cent, sawdust and the  'balance chalk and chemicals. The  product is as hard as oak, and can  be planed,- sawed, bored, nailed,  painted," stained or polished.. It will  not deteriorate in water.  UNVEIL  SHAFT  AT     COQUITLAM  can  SAYS CHARGES  WILL BE  PROBED  Why  Not   The  Canadian Teachers?  "Canada" is a weekly - illustrated  journal published in London, Eng.  "Under the head of "Opportunities in  Canada" appears the following:  Teachers   for     Western   Canada  "As a result of the heavy harvest,  conditions are looking brighter foi  the future in Western Canada than  at any time during the past few  years. This applies to every department of activity, and, among  others, teachers' will.be in demand a-  . bout  March,  1924.  Requests" have been forwarded to  the Fellowship of the Maple Leaf,  . 13, Victoria Street, Westminster.  S.W. I, from various Wesyern Canadian points for 70 teachers to sail  at the latest about February 24. The  teachers are sent by this society to  local committees in the West of Canada who are interested in this particular phase of work, and every care  is taken to see that the teachers a������������������������"������������������  placed happily as far as is' humanlv  possible."  Here is an opportunity Tor B. C  teachers without, a position, and the  teachers of Canada are not on ll-o  job if they allow people on the  prairie to go without teachers whon  there  are  so manv  idle ones r*  "was thought that, the Teachers' Federation was to see that all our teachers were placed.  VICTORIA, Nov. 10.���������Conservative efforts to have a real probe into  the relations between the Pacific  Great Eastern Railway and the  Northern Construction Company;  contractors who were doing cor-  struction work on the provincially  owned railway line until work was  shut down over a year ago, may O''  may not result in success. While  Premier Oliver, in the Legislature  yesterday afternoon, announced that  it was the purpose of the government to order a searching investigation into the affairs of the company;  as urged by the opposition members.  Mr. J. W. deB. Farris, speaking in  the 'debate, intimated that if it  should appear from the audit of the  railway company's books that there  have been any irregularities in the  accounts of the construction company, then it might be.advisable t.o  have a full and complete audit of  the tatter's account with the railway company.  Premier Oliver, as soon as the  House opened yesterday, stated.that  the fifty-four charges mentioned in  lhe current issue of the "Searchlight," were to be fully investigated.  TOTAL OF $ 11,131  RKOKIVKI) TX TAXES  Tho course of business, like tlir-J  of true love, never seems to run altogether smoothly. It's' full of  twists and turns and sudden kinks  It's a loner trail from the inception  of a winning thought to the point  where achievement'is marked by  cash in the bank.  MAPLE RIDGE, Nov. 5.���������The  auditor's statement for nine months  ending September 30 has been issued and 'allows the municipality in  excellent standing. The faxes with  arrears collected amount to $44,421,  or, less arrears, $37,2.'"2. To. ���������this"  has to lie added, for October, approximately $2000 for current taxes' and  another $2000 for arrears, Included  in the receipts were $1086.90 for tax  sale lots sold, belonging to the municipality; trade licences, $ 1852.no;  share of government liquor profits,  $9338.51. Expend itures on road a  and bridges were $22,488.23; administration expenses, $5910; soldier's memorial monument, $1500;  road machinery, Ford truck, $884:  hospital fees, sundries and aids,  $867.55; health account, $573.29;  street lighting, $504; donations and  grant, $450.  PORT COQUITLAM, No. 12.���������Unveiling  of   the  cenotaph   erected   by  citizens of Port      Coquitlam  to  the  memory of the fallen heroes enlisted  from here for services in the    Grsat  War, was carried out with most impressive ceremony on  Sunday afternoon,   Right   Rev.". A.   U.  DePencier,  bishop of New Westminster officiating and delivering    the    invocation,  assited by the local clergymen, Rev  Messrs. A. Turner,    H. S.    Hasting1;  and W. .1. Mark.      A large assembly  was  gathered   in . the  public  square,  where   lhe   memorial       stands,   arid  though  weather conditions were unsettled and a silght rain fell at times  the services were completed as planned,    before    he    handsome    shaft,  which  will.stand for generations    a  tribute to fellow citizens who    made  the last sacrifice.  Three thoughts, said Bishop De-  Pencier, in his inspiring oration, h>?  wished to draw to the minds of his  hearers, in reflecting on the. record  of the men they were here gathered  to honor���������first, the readiness of response to the call of patriotism and  duty; second, the cheerfulness under  difficultiees which had so notably  marked the service of the men who  had gone to the front, third, the  courage animating these men.  A firing party from Mission City  members of the 4 7th Battalion was  present to officiate, under command  of Lieut. R. F. Haigh and Sergt. A.  Derbyshire. Lieut. Arthur Mars,  mayor of Port Coquitiam, called  the honor roll of the dead, whose  names were inscribed on the memorial, with the words "Their Name  Liveth Forever more" below.  The notes of the Last Post were  sounded, the final hymn was sung,  many handsome wreaths and offerings were placed at the foot of ".th>  shaft, and Bishop dePencier pronounced the benediction, after which  the National Anthem closed the exercises.  A start on the actual work of  electrifying sections of the Canadian Pacific Railway's main line  through the Rockies may be made  next year. D. C. Coleman, vice-  president of western lines, says that  traffic demands and financial conditions would determine - when a  start would be made,  >.    The decision of the Government of  the province of Quebec to grant a  bonus of $4 per acre for land cleared will result in an approximate  outlay of $250,000. Clearance in  the past few years has amounted to  approximately 40,000 annually, but  the total this year is expected to be  60,000 or more.  MT. LEHMAN  Under the auspices of the Mt.  Lehman Community Club a1 concert  will be-given in. the Orange hall on  Friday, November '16. ' The chief  feature of the programme will be the  delightful sketch, "Mr. Bob," which  will be presented by members of the  Bradner Community Club.  Mr. J. W. Satclioll and his bride,  nee Miss Flora G-illis, have returned  from ' their honeymoon spent in  Seattle and other American cities,  and are now at their home: On  Monday, Nov. 5, the many friends of  the happy couple paid them a charivari visit and spent a most enjoyable  time.  Miss Edna Bates has left for Vancouver, where she expects to remain  for some  months.  VICTORIA, Nov. 14. __ Reeking  several amendment to ads relating  to municipal government, die executive of (lie Union of IS. c. Municipalities will ineel nexi Monday at  the City Hall, Victoria, where ' the  entire business of the f-onroni ion, at  Prince Rupert in August will be  gove over. The Parliamentary committee will interview (ho Government regarding the gasoline tax,  mothers' pensions, changes in the  Hospital t-Act and amendments  sought to the Municipal Act concerning the care of indigent sick aud  burial of the destitute.  One of the subjects on which the  committee was instructo'l to endeavor to secure a change of legislation, is Mothers' Pensions. The  criticism levelled against die Act is  that i( excludes a widow owning a  house at an assessed valuation of  over $1,500 regardless of the number and age of her children. This,  it was claimed by the convention,  eliminates many worthy applicants'.  Changes are also sought in the  Municipal Ac( regarding the burial  of the poor and destitute. It is desired to make the municipality of  which deceased was a member," responsible for burial expenses when  no person appears to claim's tho  body. A change in the Hospital Act  is sought to make municipalities responsible oniy for the poor and destitute who have been resident in the  municipality for twelve months.  "Take my scat, madam," he said  with a bow and a smile.  "O, thank you very much," sho  replied  and turned  toward  the seat.  Then, smiling genially again, she  asked. "Where did you get up  from?"���������St.   Paul   Dispatch.  "SAA'IPRACTIO"   HILL   IX   MOUSE  VICTORIA, Nov. 10���������The chiropractors are renewing their appeal  to the Legislature to give them a  legal status to practise their art of  healing. This time their case, .is  strengthened by association with  them of tho entire svinipractic profession, including masseurs, dietitians.- physicial culture experts and  others.  R. H. Ncclands", member for South  Vancouver, introduced their bill iu  the House yesterday afternoon under  the heading of "The Siinipractic Physicians' Act." It. was given first reading and will come up for debate no\t  week.  Mr.  spent  hen..  Fred   Parfon  lhe   week-end  ol  at  Hammond  his       homo  "MotKer  Williams"   of   Broadway  Speaking to the,Canadian Club in  London, Eng., recently, E. W. Beatty,  President of the Canadian Pacific'  Railway, contrasted the "irritating  tortoise-like slowness" of Canada's  population policy with Australia's  progressiveness. "We Canadians  would be wise to keep our gates  open for brains as well as brawn,"  he said.  One hundred and fifty delegates  of the Canadian Weekly Newspaper  Association will tour the British  Isles next summer, and hold their  annual convention in London, according to decisions reached at the final  meeting of the convention here. The  party will leave about the first of  June, and will attend, the British  Empire Exhibition. The tour will  last about six weeks.  Up to the end of 1922 dividends  paid.by the gold and silver mines  of northern' Ontario amounted to  over $123,135,000. Cobalt camp was  discovered late in 1903 and hardly  'began producing until 1905. Dividends paid out of Cobalt mines  amount to $93,863,820, which represents' practically 50 per cent, of the  gross value of production. Porcupine mines have paid $28,472,988.  KAIS1C LEVEL OF DAM  Contracts for raising the level of  the Canadian National Railways  dam at Hanna, Alberta, have been  let to W. S. Tomllnson, of Winnipeg,  it \s announced. Tlie object of the  work is to increase the water ci-  pacity   of  the   reservoir.  George E. Buchanan, of Detroit,  head . of the "On to Alaska with  Buchanan" movement, will have 52  boys and 24 adults or members of  the boys' families when he personally conducts his . party from Vancouver July 18 via Canadian Pacific "Princess" steamer. Buchanan  thinks, with President Harding, that  a trip to Alaska is a liberal education to any boy who takes it. He  puts up one-third of the expense, the  boy earns one-third and the boy's  Vtrents put up the remaining third.  Agreed with  Her  "Johnny," said his teacher "if  coal is "oiling al $t> a ton, and you  pay your dealer $21, how many tons  will he bring you?"  "A little over Hire 3 tons, ma'am,"  said  Johnny promptly.  "Why, Johnny, that isn't right,"  said the teacher.  "No, ma'am, I know it ain't," said  Johnny, "but they all do it."  A farmer boy and his best girl  were seated in a buggy one evening  in town, watching the people pa*s.  Nearby was a popcorn vendor's  stand.  Presently the lady remarked:  "My that popcorn smells good."  "That's right," said the gallant  "I'll drive up a little closer, so you  can smell it better.  Only once in the history of Canada was the gold production record  set in 1922 exceeded, and that was  in 1900, when the Yukon placers  reached the peak of their yield.  During 1922, 1,263,364 ounces of  gold were mined in the Dominion.  The value is set at $26,116,050, an  increase of 36% over the previous  year's figures. In 1900, 1,350,057  ounces of gold were mined and the  value was $27,908,153.  Canada's trade is climbing ahead.  Total trade in the three months ending June was $462,544,438, an increase of $110,841,056 over the corresponding three months of last  year. For June alone total trade  was $179,720,516, an increase of  $44,944,732 over last year. Domestic exports in the three months increased approximately $50,000,000  and imports approximately $61,000,-  ;A college professor who was always ready for a joke was asked by  a student one day if he would like  a  good   recipe   for  catching  rabbits.  "Why, yes," replied the professor.  "What is it?" r**  "Well," said the student, "you  crouch down behind a thick stone  wall and make a noise like a  turnip."  "That may be," said    the professor with a twinkle in  his eye,  "but  a better way than that would be for  you to go and sit    quietly in a bedl  of cabbage and look natural.  (1) "Mother Williams" with her New  Yorlc friends, nnd (2) at the Canadian  Pacific   Windsor   Station.   '  OF course you have visited  New York, and if you have  been to New York you have been  to Times Square; but while you  were there did you notice the  neat little old lady who was acting as sales agent for the "Bill-,  board" outside the Putnam Building? If not you are not in the  show business because everyone  in the show business knows  "Mother Williams." Likewise the  police, for it is known to all of  them that "Mother Williams" is  on speaking terms with Commissioner Richard Enright, and  more than one "cop" indebted to  the old lady���������she is seventy-two  years old���������for her intercession  with the commissioner on their  .'behalf. ���������''���������..������������������. i  The candles she burns at the  "Church of Mother Divine" for  her proteges are innumerable.  Many a heartsick girl has been  stopped by "Mother Williams"  and sent on her way with  enough money to tide her over  until the long - sought-for - engagement was secured, and the same  is applicable to actors, for on more  than one occasion she has been seen  to "slip them change." , Nor ha3  she cause lo regret it, for with her  it is always "just a little loan until  you sign up." Today she probably  knows and is known by more pro-  dvjeers and actors than any other  woman in. the country, for few, if  any on Broadway, ever pass without  a word of greeting for "Mother Williams" and a "God bless you" from  her.  \Her kind old Irish heart will respond to every tale of suffering for  "Mother Williams" knows. Mary  Bridget Ann Williams was born in  Toronto seventy-two years ago, the  daughter of a prominent real estate  man. At the age of eight she lost  her mother, after whose decease she  accompanied her father on a tour of  Europe that included a stay in Ireland and a four year visit to London. Returning to Montreal, Miss  Williams later became a well-known  and successful teacher of music, and  it is with great pride that she points  to several of the present day celebrities who received their fundamental training at her hands.  In 18S7 Miss Williams found herself alone in the world. The following year she went to New York  where she supported herself by her  music until advancing age ��������� made it  impossible to continue as a teacher.  From then .on, until she became a  sales agent for the "Billboard" and  was taken under the wing of its proprietor, she did as best she could,  but always smiling, and giving, perhaps, more to the world than she received   from   it. '  Recently she took a little journey  under the protection of the Canadian Pacific Railway. For two weeks  she visited her old friends in Montreal whence she had travelled with  the primary object of caring for  her father's grave. From there she  went to Toronto where her mother's  last resting place was ministered to.  A wonderful, cheery old lady. Is it  a wonder that they call her "Mother  Williams" on Broadway? THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Cold Storage Service  Always, prompt, polite service at White's Butcher Shop,  such attention naturally go with an up-to-date Cold Storage service as we give. We always want you (o get what  you pay for.    Our service is al your command.  AKIumWOltl) MEAT M Alt It NT  S. F. WHITE .  Fanners' Phone 1909 AOOOtSlOrClj   ������j.<L>.  If you arc preparing ,Pigs so that they will make  the best of Pork when killed, you need some of our  Pig Feed to do it properly  Straw,   a  ton     $1������.<'(>  which pigs must have to be healthy and thrive  J- J.  Essendene Avenue  PERSONALS  Mr. Victor Eby and Miss M. Oar-  son wero lhe guests of Mr. and Mrs;  R.   II.  Eby over the week-end.  Mr. and 'Mrs. A. Thompson and  Mrs. A. McPhee attended a supper  and concert in Murrayvillo on Monday evening  Miss Vivian Peele of New Westminster was the guest of Mr. and  Mrs. Ralph Cilmore over tlie holiday.  Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Smith were  vi������-,i to" s in Vancouver over the  week-end. '"  Mrs. Wm. Fox of Vancouver spent  the week-end as the guest of her  parent::.  Mr.   and   Mrs. .J.   F'arlon.  Mr?. "W. Coulls was a visitor iu  Vancouver a I. the  week-end  Mr. -ind Mrs. II. 'Aliinson and family of Mission City visited al. the  ',rMim el' tlie Misses Steede on Run-  day.  Mr ,-'ii(l Mrs. I'. It. ICd wards won-  the fv-eiit guest of Mr. and Mrs. <!.  N.   Zeigler.  Mrs.   Lamb and  daughter.  Miss  Ii;.  l.nnili  or Vancouver, were  the  wcdi  e'ld guests ot"  Dr.    and    Mrs.    T. A.  Swift.  Mr. and Mrs. I-l. P. Knoll were visitors in Uollingham over the weekend  The Embroidery Club is meeting  twice a week at the present, in ord-r  to complete the work in hand-for tho  Hospital Bazaar. On Tuesday the  ladies met at the home of Mrs. ��������� E. A.  Barrett, and on Friday they were  again .. entertained... by Mrs. W. J.  Gray.  Mrs. Stady, who has been visiting  in Vancouver, returned home on  Wednesday.   ......  Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, who were  residing in the residence of Mr, A.  C. Salt, have moved into the house  recently occupied by Mr. and Mrs.  Toller. Mr." Wattie and family are  moving info the house - which Mr.  and  Mrs:  Simpson vacated.  Mrs. Worth and Mrs. McLennan  of Vancouver were the week-end  guests of. Mr. and  Mrs. A. M. King.  Miss Agnes Gillen and Mr. James  Gillen of the B.C. University, Vancouver, spent tlie week-end .at .'their  home here.  Mr. and Mrs. If. McNeil gave a  farewell party to the men of the  G. N. R. bridge gang on Wednesday  evening. Cards and dancing were enjoyed, and later an oyster supper  was served.  Mrs. Walters entertained a few  friends to dinner on Tuesday evening  in honor of the birthday of her son,  Gordon. After the repast had'been  enjoyed, the evening was spent in  cards and   music.   .  Next Wednesday afternoon is tho  date for tlie regular meeting of the  W. A. of the M.-S.-A. Hospital. It is  requested that there he a good attendance, as plans for the aniiii'tl  bazaar to bo hold on November  Kill   will   be  completed.  Miss K. .10. Trethewey visited Vancouver, this week.  'Mr. and .Mrs. V. Insley and daughter of Now Westminster spoilt He  week-end as the guests of Mrs. P.  Insley.  Mrs. J. Mrydges and son Mauricn  visited in New Westminster at tin-  week-end. Mr. lirydges returned  home with them to spend the ho'i-  dav.  Mr. and Mrs. W. (!. Downing oT  A*aiicoiivor were the week-end guests  ol' Mr. and  Mrs.  F. J. It. Whitchelo.  Mr. Kra.uk Siilhcrby of Ladner s  visiting friends in  town.  Miss Francis Benedict visited at  her home here over the week-end.  She was accompanied by Miss Florence  ('linpin   of  Vancouver.  Thomas Meir/ies of Cumberland,  sunervisor of the Cow Testing Association,   has   been   transferred   by  the  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  government   to  Abbotsford   and   will  carry on   this  work here.  The date,set for the holding of the  Upper Sumas Women's Institute  dance in aid of the M.-S.-A. Hospital is set for November 23rd.  Mrs. A. Gurrie visited in Vancouver at  the  week-end.  Mr. J. ,J Vannetta was home over  the week-end from New Westminster.  Mr. A. Mcfnnes has returned to  Wyatt Bay, after visiting his home  here.  Mrs. D. Gillis of Vancouver was  the guest of her sister Mrs. T. McMillan.  Miss Annie Nelson of Vancouver  is visiting her mother, Mrs. Br.n  Nelson.  Mrs'. Bradley and children of  North Vancouver spent the holiday  with her sister, Mrs.  W.   Harkness.  Miss May Campbell of Vancouver  visited her aunt, Mrs. A. Mclnnes  over   the   week-end.  , Under the auspices of the Abbotsford Men's Club, a whist drive and  dance will be held in tho Masoni-:  Hall on   Monday evening.  Mrs. .lack Insley of Central Park,  two sons and little daughter, are the  guests of her mother, Mrs. P. Instey.  An auto party consisting of Mrs.  R. Gilmore, Miss Vivian Peele, Mrs.  W. Fox and Miss Katy Parton visited Bellingham on Monday and attended the Armistice functions.  Mrs. A. Gurrie had as her guests  on Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Harr.v  Ereeman of Bellingham, Miss Ryan  of Vancouver and Mrs. Veneabler-  New Westminster. Mr. Freeman  was at one time p'roprietor of the  Abbotsford Hotel.  Mr. and Mrs. L. Collinson of Vancouver visited Mrs'. F. Fraser over  the week-end. Mrs. Collinson will  remain here for a short while.  Members of the teaching staff of  the Abbotsford school attended the  Fraser Valley Teachers'' convention  in  Chilliwack  today.  Mrs. S. Bedlow assited in the choir  of Strawberry Hill and Newton  Churches  at  the  Armistice  services.  Mr. I. H. Kendall of Vancouver  visited his sister, Mrs. W. Peck, recently. "  Mrs. Bowser, wife of Mr. Bowser,  manager of the Royal Bank of Canada, has come to Abbotsford, and  will reside in Mr. Hills' house.  Miss L. McKinnon and Mrs. A. B.  Eraser visited Vancouver 'at the  week-end.  Miss J. Wattie visited in Vancouver on the holiday.  Miss Fisher, avIio has been teach-  in New Zealand during the past  year, was the guest of Mr. and Mr,-i.  L. -Farrow over the week-end.  ..The Misses Valrie and Dorothy  Conway of Chilliwack' were tie  guests of their grand mother on  Thanksgiving.  Mr. It. Wattie of Vancouver visited his home here on Monday.  At the regular meeting of the M.-  S.-A. Hospital Board held on Wednesday evening, a committee wa.-t  apopiiued to go into the matter of  shorage of water for hospital. Tm.  operating room is now remodelled  and again in use. A vote of sympathy was tendered to Mrs. W. Peck  and family in their recent, sad bereavement.  Rev. Mr. Congden, who has been  the pastor for the past three years  of lhe Conforated Church at Sumas,  visited at flic Manse this week. Mr.  Congden has been in Spokane, ami  expects to go to San Francisco.  The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. S  F. White, in the loss of Mr. White's  sister, Mrs. Whitely of Cloverdale,  who passed away suddenly in the  Royal Columbian Hospital last Wednesday.  IN MEMOKIAM  In ever loving memory of a beloved husband and,, father, Pte. George  lOdgar Davis, who passed away, Nov.  Kith, 1.921, _ at Sumas Hospital,  Sumas,  Wash.  Gone  from   us, -but  not  forgotten  Gone where there's no toil, no pain;  But his memory shall be cherished  'Till in  heaven  we meet again.  Inserted by his wife and children, Jack, Ilecn and  Edith.  ISEEU AND  WLVH   LOCAL OI'TION  Clayburn  . Mrs. Richard Hughes of Clayburn  entertained at an informal tea on  Thursday afternoon. Among the  invited guests from Abbotsford wero  Mrs. A. McPhee, Mrs. Henning-Day  and   Mrs. J. Brydges.  hi commemoration of Armistice  Day a concert ,\vas held in the Clay--  burn school house on Monday evening.  The chairman, Mr. Hell, gave a  very appropriate address on the  moaning of tho day, after which a  fine programme was given, "Felix  Peiino" and a musical party from  Vancouver  assisting.  Mirth producting sketches wore  given by Messrs. McClelland and  Moore, recitations and songs by  Miss Hilda Morton, solos by Miss  Dorothy Lewis, tMiss Dorothy Denni-  son acting as pianist.  The school was very prettily decorated for the occasion and the concert   was   a  splendid   success.  Last Saturday Clayburn footbal!  team played the Mission City team  at Mission City and lost with a score  of ("-0. On Thanksgiving Day the  South Hill team of Vancouver played Mission City and won 3-2.  Mrs. Leonard Smith' of Matsqui,  who underwent an operation in the  M.-S.-A. Hospital recently, is reported as progressing very favoably.  Mil.  EIAVOOI)  NARUOWLV  ESCAPES   DEATH   IX   KOG  While driving in the fog last Fr.  day evening, Mr. El wood of CliiL*-  wack bad the misfortune to run off  lhe road, and the car overturned into the ditch, and lay on its side a-  gainst a telephone pole.  Mr. El wood sustained a broken  nose, a badly cut. wrist and minor  injuries, and had a miraculous' escape from, death. He was on his  way home' to Chilliwack, and after  he had received medical attention  from Dr. T. A. Swift was conveyed  to his destination.  A13KOTSFORI) HAS LARGE  NUMBER OK SOCIETIES  Abbotsford, according to its size  and population, is one of the best  organized towns in the Fraser Valley. The activities of the town are  centered around the following societies:  Board of Trade; Property Owners'  Association; Abboljsford-Sumas Agricultural Association; Abbotsford  Band; W. A. of the M.-S.-A. Hospital; St. Andrews and Caltdonian  Society; A.F. & A.M. Lodge; l.O.O.F.  Lodge; Order of the Eastern Star;  Abbotsford Men's Club; Hospital  Hoard of M.-S.-A. Hospital; O.A.W.  Club: Embroidery Club; Wyona  Club of C.G.I.T,; Hiawatha Club of  the C.G.T.T.; Boys' Tuxis Square  Club; Beaver Tlrail Rangers; Loya.  True Blue' Association; Fruit Growers' Assn.; Loyal Orange Lodge;  W.B.A. of the Maccabees; Pearl Rebekah Lodge; W. A. of St. Mathews  Chirrch; Junior Football Association; The Liberal Association; Basketball Association; Junior and senior choirs; Mission Band; W.C.T.U.  Society: Women's Missionary Society; W. A. of the G.W.V.A.; The  G.W.V.A.; Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian 'Church and Chancel Guild  of St. Mathews Church.  LADIES  RECEIVE  MANY DONATIONS  The ladies of the Women's Missionary Society take this means pf  thanking all who'contributed articles  of food and clothing for the Girls'  Rescue Home, in Vancouver. The  response to the appeal for donations  was very generous, the list of contributors being as follows:  Mrs. A. McCallum, sack of apples  and canned fruit; Mrs. W. Hutchinson; apples, Mrs. L. Farrow, canned  fruit; Mrs. H. Fraser, sack of potatoes, canned fruit; Mrs. Thomson  carrots'; Mrs. Sparrow, canned fruit  and jellies; Mrs. A. Ryall, canned  fruit; Mrs. McMenemy, honey; Mrs.  Burns, cash donation; Mrs. Parton,  canned fruit; Rev W Robertson,  apples and vegetables; Mrs. Rowley,  donation of two barrels for shipping  the articles  in.  PART PAYMENT OX  DEPOSITS IS MADE  LONDON, Out., Nov. I4.���������T1;.;  Standard Bank, which on Saturday  made public its decisions to pav  Home Bank Depositors their first 2."'  per cent, dividend, was literally besieged with Home Bank depositors  yesterday. Crowds of men and wo-  inent jammed the corridors and th-J-  teller was engaged all day paying  out the first money many of them  had seen in months,  Other local financial institutions  got in touch with Joseph Dambra,  president of the Home Bank Depositors' Association, and volunteered  to do anything in t^eir power to  facilitate the payment of a 2~> per  cent   dividend.  Of *>9 separate Home Bank Depositors' Associations, the local organizations is the only one that has  been successful in persuading a  bank to make a-25 per cent. advance  on   savings  accounts.  VICTORIA, Nov. 14.���������The sale of  beer and light wines in licensed  premises is to be decided by ��������� Iocr.l  option, ��������������������������� according to ��������� the ' rumo;'  which is circulating through tlie  corridors at the British Columbia  legislative buildings. Cities and-  niuticipalil.ies aiu to have the opportunity of testing the feeling of  the people by the submission of a  plebiscite, but the government forces  will not introduce the proposed  measure as one sponsored by them.  Alrrangenionts are understood to  have boon made between certain  members of the House for either J.  W. deB. Farris or Ian Mackenzie to  introduce the measure and thus  strengthen the hold 'the party has  obtained' in Vancouver. All of which  recalls the $S(i,000. "slush" fund  which was uuid to have been subscribed by the Vancuver hotolmen'  and jitney bar proprietors just prior  to   the  J!)2l' election.  Failure on (lie part of the Vancouver Liberal members to "produce  the goods" in the shape of a bci-.r  clause in the Moderation Act, has  caused no little heart burning ' a-  mong these members and dissatisfaction among those who. subscribed to  tho fund. During the past three  sessions, attempts have been made  by private members to secure permission to introduce the clause, but  these moves have been of no avail  once it was pointed out that such a  measure involved the expenditure of  public'funds, and as such can only  ��������� be introduced by a member of the  cabinet, as a government bill.  Local 'opt ion will circumvent the  difficulty, it is believed, ft will allow Vancouver, Victoria and New.  Westminster to take a note on the  proposal once a petition has received  a sufficient number of signatures.  Should these and oilier cities vote  in favor of the amber beverage, adjoining municipalities would, it is  believed, follow suit.  Apart from this phase of the situation, however, it is understocd  that I ho move towards local option  was favored- by Attorney-General  Manson at tho 1!)22 session of' tho  House and such a step would have  been taken had not a former Attorney-General, Mr. Farris," put ' in  his oar and politely informed the  government that his prestige in tlie  Teminal City was at stake.  "You refused rac" assistance three  years ago, when I tried to get by  with-a beer clause," Mr. Farris informed the .cabinet, or words' to that  effect. "Now with Manson occupying my seat, he wants to step in and  gab all the credit that I am. rightfully entitled  to."  Just how the Opposition benches  will view the local option proposal  has not yet been disclosed, although  the Conservative members, it is recalled, were almost a unit in .voting  against any beer clause legislation  unless it. were sponsored by the government. Had the administration  taken the bull by the horns and" introduced the measure, the probability is' that the word would have  gone forth from the Conservative  committee room for the members to  vote as they saw I'it.  SCHOOL EXAMS INJURE   HEALTH  NEW      WESTMINSTER, Nov.  14.���������The Local Council of Women  voted .$108 towards the linen fund  of Uie Royal Columbian Hospital at  a meeting this week. ,  The resolutions to be taken up  this half-yearly session were read  at the meeting.' Two of these resolutions are endorsed by the council.  They are: "Be it resolved that���������tho  National Council of Women make  application to the Federal Govern-,  meiit for the enactment of restrictive legislation which would forbid  or regulate '-under--permit,-, or license  the importation and use of old second-hand material called 'quilt  stock-'" used as filling for mattresses,  pillows and cushions for domestic  use;" and, "Whereas the competitive examination for grading in the  public schools coming as they do a.t  the end of the'school years are detrimental to the health, physical and  mental, of the student, and in the  cases of nervous temperament are  often ineffective tests of the ability  of the child or the extent of his oilier knowledge, therefore be it resolved that the monthly report cards  sowing the full year's work be taken  as a' basis for grading and that similar monthly reports of progress be  continued   though  the  high  school."  Christmas Cake  How about that Christinas Cake you are going to  make? Only six weeks till Christmas is here. We have  everything that goes into it and with it too, except John  Oliver's Special. Raisins, Peels, Currants, Spices, Sugars,  etc.    QUALITY is high and PRICES are low.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  *������������������=  HEE  KEEPERS WILL  FIGHT -AMENDMENTS  VICTORIA, Nov. U.���������The existing strained relations between the  13. C. Honey Producers' Association  and the Ii. C. Bee Keepers' Association will be aired before the Agricultural committee of the Legislature  on Thursday morning, Nov. in. The  Roe Keepers' Association is said lo  be lined up against, the proposed a-  iiieiidiiieiits to the Apiary Act which  were introduced' in the House last  week by Hon. 10, O. Harrow and  which will lead to more stringent  regulations pertaining to foul brood  If is understood ,I hat the "13. O. Honey ��������� Producers" Association are in  favor of such'amendments and any  opposition to these will most probably bo fought out in the committee!- room.  Mr, and Mrs. J. Stefin of Chilliwack visited at the home of Mrs. 11.  Fraser over the holiday.  Mrs. McLean of Vancouver gave a  very interesting address at the annual Thankoffering Meeting of the  Women's Missionary Sociey, held  in the Presbyterian Church Thurs- i  day evening. There was a fairly  good attendance, and the offering  was the largest yet received.  INSURANCE  OF ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  3 ft  A. McCall  Abbots&rd  ==#  '! 'S1!!!^-  lMtOMIT SERVICE  Your grocery problem is no  longer a problem if you order  your supplies here. We suggest  choice brands of standardized  food stuffs of which .we carry  a complete line. This is the  store that exists for your convenience.   $������^P^&T*ff|v^^^  PHONE  7  CENTRAL MEAT MARKET.  wcaics***    *uwuacx2sxiMSdLmfiC!n  To Our Customers and  We wish.to take this opportunity of thanking our  many customers for their patronage of our Grocery  Department, and bespeak a continuance of that patronage  for Mr. W. A. Wattie.  It is our intention to offer tlie citizens and residents  of Abbotsford''and   district quality   Merchandise at less'  than city juices.  It is therefore with :m idea of concentrating on the  Men's Wear, Dry Goods, Moots and Shoos, Crockery.  Stationery, etc., in which lines we have had a very  long and practical 'experience, that we decided to dispose  of the Grocery end of the business.  As an illustration of what we purpose doing our  Aluminuniware Sale of last week, when the people of the  district had their first opportunity to purchase these lines  at special city prices, is a fair example.  Our stock of Christmas Novelties will be found to be  just as complete as you would want, and offers exceptional opportunities to save money.

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