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 With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  :jjg^rjL'j  :���������..������������������ .-b. sm,ii.,������.>i.ju. ���������.jj���������i1-.....  Vol. XX.,.No. 2 6'  4BB0TSF0RD, B, C.  FRIDAY, NOV.   5,    1920  <*$$$*> 8  SI.00 per Year  PREMIER MEIGHEN iii  HUNTINGDON, TO THK FRONT  Spoalcing Lo an audience that Tilled  tlie auditorium and 'overflowed on the  stage   behind   tho   acono,   UL.     Hon.  Arthur  Mcigliou  on' Friday  last,  laid  before' tho pooplo of New  Westminster   and   district,  a most convincing  presentation of the government's record, and of its programme and policy  for the  future.     1-lu proved  that  (he   government,   during     its     three  years  of.  office,   had  fulfilled   to  tho  letter the  mandate given   in   December,  .1917, Lo carry on   the war;  had  . then  proccded  to give  effect  Lo  the  spirit   of   that   mandate   by   dealing  '..with   the  post-war problems,  and   in  this had achieved substantial success  in big things    actually    done;    and  now, with an election coming, perhaps  sooner  than  the   Opposition   desires,  is laying before the people of Canada  a programme and a policy of strength  and  substance, a progressive policy,  in contrast Lo the Opposition's programme, which he described as one  of the "jig dancing and vaudeville."  Mr.   Meighen  asserted   supreme  confidence  that,  in  perspective, the record of the. government would-stand  justified in the eyes of tlie Canadian  people.  The Prime Minister refuted Lhe assertion'that the administration is  dominated "by theJ big-interests, and  quoted facts and figures to show  that on the contrary it has taxed  wealth Lo Lhe utmost; he denied that  the adminisratiou "is reactionary,  and in proof laid before his audience  a record of progressive legislation;  on the tariff question he stated plainly where tho administration stands  and charged that the Opposition  leader does not tell where he stands  A problem unique in the history  of the school authorities confronts  tho local board. School children  have taken up bootlegging.. A little  girl, thrilled with the romance of  carrying a bottle secretly and the  mysterious, power of passing along  something that is so eagerly, sought,  obtained secret, entrance to the parental cellar and favored boys who  know the rendezvous could obtain a.  drink of the choking "firewater."  ���������_ It was alsa possible to get a whole  bottle, and the price was just what  the purchaser could afford to pay.  One went for twenty-Live cents, another I'or half a. dollar,' and a third  was much more cosily, netting seventy-five cents Lo the young vendor.  Such extraordinary prices were  soon noised abroad, as they differed  greatly from the usual figures; and  as children are inclined to boast of  "deeds of daring do," exposure  came, and, fearing punishment, the  little adventuress- fled from home.  Twelve-year-old ��������� legs can not compete lonw against a pursuing auto,  and now the girl is visiting  at   a   distance.���������Columbian.  WOULD  ABOLISH  THE  iN'KAK I-UBR BARS  friends  but seeks votes by suiting his tariff  policy Lo the atmosphere wherever he  may be.  The big audience gavo Mr Meighen  an attentive hearing. There was  little attempt at heckling, most of  Lhe interruptions being irrelevant  and quickly squelched. Frequent  applause grotcd the speaker. ' although there was no great outourst  of enthusiasm. The Premier's ad-  dross was not of a iniiure calculated  to cause-such an outburst. it was  not oratorial; it did not appeal to  the emotions or prejudices of the  audience. But it was a wonderfully  lucid and logical presentation of Lhe  case, buttressed but notencumbered  by facts and figures, grouped and  presented  in a masterly manner.  A favorite cry against the administration, said Mr. Meighen in his  opening sentences, is that it. is a government not I'or Lhe common people  but dominated by the "big interests*'  and with their invisible hand directing its movements. This is not a  new cry; if is an old song, ever in the  mouth of the demagogue, as old as  democratic government at least, lie  disregards it unless some concrete  fact can be produced to bear it. out.  In this instance the form this accusation Lakes is that tlie administration is alleged to have done something at the expense of the people to  favor tho sugar refiners. Mr Meighen  briefly reviewed the history of the  sugar situation. The .Board of Commerce had stepped in-to .protect Lhe  public in a rising market.. When  raw sugar had risen, to twice or three  times what Lhe refiners had paid for  Lhe sugar which they were then selling in its refined state, thay had not  then allowed to sell on the "replacement basis" as thoy would have done  in ordinary way of of basis,-but forced-to sell at the actual cost plus three  cents for refining, plus a profit of  one-fifth of a cent per pound, which  had been their ordinary margin of  profit. By that action Lhe Board of  Commetco, the consumers were enabled to buy sugar at from four to  thirteen cents per pound lower than  the consumers of the .United '-States  were forced to pay. Then came the  falling market; it fell quicker than  had been anticipated. TlVe refiners  were caught with large stocks of the  raw sugar which they could not sell  in competition with the U. S. stocks,  where the rate war was in progress  They appealed to the government  and the government replied that thoy  could do nothing, despite    the    fact  that the refiners said they stood to  lose twenty millions, more than the  entire capitalization of all the refineries in  Canada.  Again the refiners appealed and  again they were refused aid. The  government felt that they had a good  case, but there was no power to .intervene. Parliament had not given  the government that power. Then the  refiners went to tho Board of. Commerce,  and  they  got an   order.   .  "1 returned to Ottawa one morning to find that that order had been  issued," said Premier Meghen. '.'A  council of the government was called." and within twelve hours, that  order was suspended," (Applause).,  "Within five days we had a hearing; wc did not feel that would be  fair to make our decision final without a hearing. In just twenty-eight  minutes, we decided that the refiners  had not made out a case- and cancellation of the order was made final.  That order never went into effect,  owing to the, prompt action of the  government."'  "But i don't wonder that people  are talking about sugar when one  considers the words of the leader of  the opposition. When Mr. Mackenzie  King hoard of that order, he exclaimed: 'At last 1 have got a platform.'  and he has been talking sugar over  since. The order has been suspended, without ever having been in effect  when Mr. King delivered his first  speech about it. But he had his  speech prepared and he had to deliver   it."   (Laughter.)  Mr.. Meighen said that strangely  enough ho is accused of being an  autocrat and, also of being a mere  puppet in the hands of the "big interests." Me did not know how the  latter idea got into circulation. He  had not. been reared in that athos-'  phero, had never had any business  dealings with large business interests  But he drew attention to the fact  that this government had nationalized 20,000 miles of railways, and he  had not. heard of the big Interests,  urging this course. No one with an  honest mind could say but that that  course had been pursued, adversely  to and in defiance of the large business'interests-of the country.  Iu the matter of taxation, he asked  his audience to "tell him" of any  country where the large.. interests-  are taxed to an extent even,approaching the drastic manner in which they  are taxed in Canada, and by this government which is.the target, of .light  and reckless slurs for bigoted party  purposes.  "Mr. King says he will have an income tax graduated to bear most  heavily an those, most able to meet it,  as if this were a bright idea of his  own, an idea no one ever had before  thought of." (Laughter). "But did  he over tell you what the present income tax ' is?-"..He'll never tell you  that.    But "I will.'.'  Then Mr. Meighen proceeded to  sIioav how the income tax is graded. On an income of $5,000. it is  $126; .$10,000, 1619; $20,000, $2,-  089;     $30,000,     $4,084;     $50,0000,  (Continued  on   Page   Three)  Hon.  John   Oliver  in. his. election  manifesto issued from Vancouver on  Wednesday, deals first with what in  a general way will be the L&sis of the  ; Moderation Act, and concludes with  'a declaration that legislation provid-  | ing for more effective control of near  ! beer bars will be considered.  j*   In   opening   his   reference  to   the  ' moderation   issue,     the  Premier   recalls the government enactment providing  the  referendum   .and  quotes  the  two  questions     on the    ballot:  which do you prefer  1. The present Prohibition Act or  2. An act to provide for government-control and sale in'sealed packages of spirituous and malt liquors?  The premier then proceeds as follow :  "The   electors  by     a  majority   of  nearly two to one, decided in favor  of the second .question*on the ballot  paper, and the only question for tlie  consideration   of ��������� the.! legislature   is  how   the   will-of the, people ��������� as   expressed at the-poll shall be given effect. The government 'does not interpret the result of the vote' as an instruction   authorizing- the  return   of  the bar or the drinking saloon, but  rather  as   an     instruction   to   make  available    for use.   both    spirituous  and malt liquors in reasonable quantities and at a reasonable price, subject to restrictions which will prevent  abuses.  "It is the function of the Legushi-  tive^Assembly-tb originate and enact  legislation   in   accordance   with "the*  desire of the electorate, an J it is not  the  intention   of the  government, to  usurp the powers and dut'es of the  legislature-  in   this   respoct.   Legislation   prepared   by  a   legislative   assembly, newly elected and acini," under the direct instruction of elm doctors,  is  much  more  likoly  to  be effective aud workablo than legislation  prepared'in  advance  of an  election..  Under the Bowscr-McBridc regime  a   practice ��������� prevailed   of   bills   being  prepared and agreements entored into- without   consulting   the   people's  representatives, and submitted to the  legislature for adoption, with the alternative   of   defeat   of   tlie   government and dissolution of the legislature.  This  practice  tended   to  make  the 'legislature a'body  for recording  the decisions of members of the executive   rather   than   a   body   charged with the duty of originating and  enacting     legislation,   the   administration of which was the "duty of the  executive council. In other words the  effect was to make the.   administration   superior     to   the     legislature,  rather than upholding the true position,  that the  legislature  should   be  superior1   to   the   administration..  The present government is not an  auLocraLic,   but   a  democratic     body  and does not propose, that the functions     of  the   legislature     shall   be  usurped by the administration.  There arc, however, essential features in connection with the control  of the liquor traffic, upon which the  proposition     of   the   ��������� administration  may very properly be stated in advance of the pending election, in the  opinion of the administration, to.secure  effective  control  of  the  liquor  traffic, if will be necessary to apply  to the Dominion parliament for legislation   under   which   the   provincial  government would have effective authority to control the sources of.supply,  to "the. extent necessary to  pro-,  vent   such   sources   of   supply   being  made a basis from which liquor could  be obtained in  contravention of  the  provincial   statute.  This suggested control    might    be  obtained in one of several different  ways- but the principle which should  govern  should   be  the     one   which  should cause the least disturbance to  legitimate business at the same time  obtaining   the   maximum     efficiency  of   control.  The administration  is also of the  opinion   that   the  sale   of   malt   and  spirituous liquors to. boys and  girls  under the  age of 21  should  be  entirely prohibited.......  It will probably be found that the  most effective control of individuals  will be obtained througu a system ot  permits, which would be effective  (Continued on  Last P.'-.ge,'  PERSONALS  Mrs.  were in  Preston     arid  Vancouver on  Mrs.   Bridges  Monday.  Dr. and Mrs. B. "Anderson and Mr.  and Mrs. Nightingale were the guests  of Mr. and Mrs. Whitchelo on Sunday.  Mrs. B. B. ��������� Smith visited frierids  here last week.  Mr. and Mrs. Firiott have gone to  New Westminster to reside.  ��������� M'rs.     Cope of Vancouver    visited  Mrs. Preston last week.  The Misses Gatenby, of Ladner,  wore visitors in town recently.  Parent-Teachers' meeting on Tuesday 3 p. m. in the school.  Ladies' Aid at Mrs. Mclnnes' on  Wednesday.  Mrs. McMenemy visited Mrs.  /Thomas, Mission City, this week.  Among those , who attended the  meeting held at Chilliwack-on Monday, addressed, by Hon." Sir' Arthur  Meighan, were Mr. Weir, Mr. Eric  Weir, Mr. McCallum, Mr. ,J. A, McGowan, Dr. Swift, Mr. Weston, Rev.  W. Robertson, Capt. and Mrs. Whitchelo and Mr. Davis, Vye.  ARIilTSFOKI)   A   CONVENTION  ClfNTKH FOR TOLITICIANS  DANCE  AT  VYE  A pleasant evening was spent at  Vye on Saturday when a dance was  given in honor of Mr. B. A. McDonald  whose birthday it was.  Among those  present  were:  and Mrs. Whitchelo, Mr.    and  Fraser <and  two  daughters;   Mr.  Mrs. :Davis,  Miss  Georgie  Davis  Mr.   Ed   Davis',''Mrs.   Whipple;  Barnctt. son and daughter;  Mr.  Mrs.- Alex.  McDonald,   Mr.  and  Mr.  Mrs.  aud  and  Mrs.  and  Mrs.  The conventions in Abbotsford ori  Wednesday   is  responsible     for    th������.  nomination of Hon. E. D. Barrow as  the Liberal candidate'; and Mr. J. C.  Robertson as the candidate    in    the  Conservative cause.  A" large number of the delegates  came from Chilliwack and about half  as many from this end of the riding  arid  other outside ,points.  Mr. Barrow's was the only name  mentioned and he was nominated by  ?/Irs. J. F. Semple of Chilliwack and  seconded by Mr. Alex. Morrison of  Mt. Lehman. 'He addresesd the  convention giving an account of his  stewardship, dealing particularly  ' with the Sumas reclamation scheme  and the soldier settlement board.  At- the' Conservative convention  the .names of Mr. William Atkinson  of Chilliwack and Mr. J. C Robertson of Atchelitz were chosen, the lat-  ler in case that the former would n,pt  accept. Mr. Atkinson has decide;1,  that his business will require all his  time and the mantle has fallen on  Mr. J. C. RoberLson.  Mr. Robertson is an old timer and  a man who stands high in the estimation of the people of Chilliwack",  where his home is, but he is well  known throughout the Chilliwack ���������  riding.  Mr. Frank Mackenzie, of Delta,  spoke at the Conservative convention ���������  It  will  bo  a good  fight in   Chilliwack,  with, the chances    that    both  moll will have" to do some tall bust- ,  ling between now and election day.  Chas. Bingham, Miss McCrimmon:  Mr. B. Tapp.  Mr. [van McDonald entertained by  playing on the piano and showing a  number of the latest steps with Miss  Robinson of Vancouver.  "B. A." should have a birthday  oftencr, was the expressed wish of  the guests.  A machine gun has arrived in  town, a gift to the people of Abbotsford. Now the question is, where  will it bo put, and the. matter will bo  up to the Board of Trade. The Post  would suggest that the entrance over  the G. W. V. A. club'rooms would bo  an excellent place for it.  Mrs.  visitors:  D.  in  SmiLli   and     Mabel   were  Vancouver this  week.  m  Have you visited the Slaughter Sale?  This is a real sale with real sales.  What about your Groceries? Why not buy them at a  store where nothing but the first quality is kept; where  every article is marked in plain figures���������the same prices  to every person: the place where you get prompt and  courteous treatment and service.  Here are a few prices:  The best bulk tea sold everywhere for G5<*  Our price per lb   Royal Crown Cleanser, a package ......  Squirrel Brand Peanut Butter in 1-lb. tins  Golden West Soap, 6 bars in package .. . .  .49*  ... 5*  ���������29*  ��������� 32*  These are only a few of our prices, but a fair sample  of our prices. We don't endeavor to give you some things  for nothing and charge you a higher price for others.  B.   C.  Phone,  4  Fanners'  Phone   100*  M������m wmHHIHT"1  Esssasa 1-L  .'>'  ������ ���������  'I*  . PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ; Thursday,  Nov.  4th,   1920.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  Member, of the Canadian Weekly    Newspapers'    Association.  J. A-. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  F RI DAY, N 0 VEM B ER 3, 19 2 0  Apj'^alii!^ on Us Record of Legislation aii(l.-Ad'iiiiuJstnition-7-  ' the,Oliver government" is appealing to the people���������the intelligent electors of British Columbia���������on its .record since 191(.  .in legislation and administration; .and what a record! It is a  n'c.cvd- of wasted opportunities, weak statesmanship, stupidity  and awful incompetency, and when they go out. of power on the  election day they will leave a heritage of many unredeemed promises, increased provincial debt without results, depleted treas-s  liry, and the worst death blow to democratic government thai  it is possible for any government to leave to its'succcssors. The  great jury���������the people���������jwill in years 'to come wonder why they  - stood the autocratic Oliver government as long as they did.  When the present government took office they proceeded to  obliterate, as far as it was possible all evidence of a previous  Conservative government, thinking tliat they were there as Liberals, for all time to come.    They started with the office carpets  ��������� at the government building and $9000 of the people's money  was spent in putting in new carpets, softer chairs, easier lounges  (.as they expected to do a lot of lounging) and larger cushions.  Then they started on the P. G. E. and what a mess Oliver has  made of it!It is a case of millions of dollars of wasted money in  this case instead of thousands.    And yet on their record, they  want to bo sent back to finish the job.    A few more years of  such  absolute incompetency and the next, government would,  have to stand at the ground floor again and built up, the whole  provincial structure being almost destroyed or made so weak  and incompetent that it would be useless.  The roads because they would not wear out fast enough,  are in cases being abandoned and a new road to be built. Why  not have kept the roads in repair?  6 The taxes of the province have been very greatly increased  and so has the provincial debt, the latter being; increased some  twenty seven millions of dollars in four years, while that former  government that Oliver keeps telling us about increased the  debt only about twelve millions in thirteen years, but had something to show for the money . .  J'n 1916 the people voted away the bars but the pr.ohibtion  act of this province was allowed to become such a laughing stock  that when the people were again given the oportunity they voted  in an entirely new system. Now with this new wish of the people on their hands the Oliver government go to the people without even drafting out the kind'of bill they will legislate if they  are sent back to Victoria on December 1. In the meantime the  - Premier, Dewdney's niisrepresenlative, contends" that it would  be inexpedient for his government to formulate a policy and  - then, within a few days possibly, hand it over to its successors-.  The Premier knows what it did-to the Bowser Prohibition Act  and naturally expects its successors, (Oliver does not really expect to occupy the treasury benches after December 1)  to do  worse to any government control act that the Oliver government  might draw up; or is it perhaps that the Oliver government is  not able owing to  the.absolute incompetency,  to draft up a  really fair measure?    But it will be all right there will be brains  enough in the new Bowser government to draft up the new  government control measure and see that it is carried out. There  are  people,  not any  political, party either.    We  refer  to   the  members of a Methodist conference,  who  on  behalf of their  church sent Premier Bowser a resolution thanking him for the  way the liquor act of the province of that day was being earned cut    Oliver will of course remember this and knowing- what  December will bring for him intends leaving the matter until  after election.  Then there was to be the abolition of patronage.    Can the  - Oliver government go backato the people and smiling say that  thoy have abolished patronage? That they have not carried out  their promise in this respect is a glaring fact instanced in oro-  bribiy all ridings in the province.. They knew it was impossible  to uo away with it, so have used it as a lever for future power.  To cover the sins of the present government and to prevent discussion of the more important issues of the day the c*������-y  it was Bowser who did it has.been the topic of the premier wh^re  ever ne may go throughout the province.  And what has been done to the civil service list of the produce? Compare the list of civil servants of today with that of  the former government and you have the answer. Compare it  with tne other provinces and you have your answer still further  emphasized.  But the unpardonable sin of the day has been committed���������that  of reaching too far considering the size- of the public treasury,  lhe dominion railways, some 22,000 miles, have been taken, over  by the Dominion government because these railways were unable to finance them.    The companies had reached bevond their  day and generation by building beyond/too far, from the settled  parts of the Dominion, where there .was not business for them  Jne Oliver government has encouraged settlements too far beyond the fringe of the settled parts of the province, with the  result that new.and greater demands have been made on the government for. roads, schools and public, buildings;  while at the  same time there were thousands of acres open   for   cultivation  purchase and settlement within easy distance of former roads  where good schools could have been taken advantage of  They  have overreached themselves, and that is the reason our roads in  the Fraser Valley, in the-Okanagan Valley--and in other older  settled districts have not been properly looked after. If it was a  small boy eating too much pie, we would say his eve was too big  for y-r. stomach; but in considering Oliver it is different and one  ip lively in class it absolute incompetency, and a mighty poor i  It spells 'd-e-f-e-a-t'  vmnmrrmrriT'inTiTTp-iTmnmSSWCai  J. H. JONES  Funeral  Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  'hone Connection. Mission City  '" -Wm.* Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock, Specialist.  23 years among- the Stockmen of  tjhe Fra^r Valley. Am fam'ilar  with, fife different breeds of jive  stack and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chillhvaefc, B. C  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 i'or calling-the wrong number." Then everybody feels all right again about it.  If you hang up the receiver wihout acknowledging your  ���������"-���������'��������� the operator gets the blame when she tells the other  .hat "there's ho one on the line." '  error,  party that  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  For   a Good SmokeTry  \B.C. & Old .Sport  GfGARS  B.   C.    CiGAR    FACTORY  WILBERG ft WOLZ, props  An Estmiate of Meighert-  record to goto the people on.  The splendid.' audiences   in   B".   C.  have not- been  disappointed- iri  Premier  Meighen.    The  prime minister  of Canada- sized up his hearers like  the- experienced politician campaigner he is, and went right to the--Iieart-  of those controversies that had been-  brought   before  the   public   mind- by  the.partisan utterances of the-Oupos-  ition leader. Hon. W.    L.    Mackenie  King, in the latter's tour of. the-west.  Mr.   Meighen   knows,, the   people   of.  the. west want direct handling of lhe  public questions of the day, would be  impatient of mere  words    and     are  looking for    sound    argument,    fair  statement and honest presentation of  facts.    In full measure he mer their  expectation.';, even their demands.and  effectively,   it  will   be  admitted,   led  his  audience,  even those  who    give  grudging acknowledgement    of-    the  -rreat and grand service rendered-to  Canada by the able statesmen of the  Union government, to a fuller knowledge of the important work carried  ���������'mt in the public interest during the  trying reconstruction  period  immediately after the close of tha war,,and  a keener appreciation of tho masterly  handling of the problems by the new  premier and the men of administrative   experience   and-  worth   he   has  called to his cabinet.     He  led'them  to realize also that he stood rigidl'.y  for sincerity of argument, but he detested fiscal humbug and the framing up of a case.    And it was a joy  to- those who believe that the times  are   too    serious     foranything     but  candid   examination     of     Canada's  needs   and   problems     to  hear     Mr.  Meighen  knock  the  props  from  under those who would raise a mountain  out of the sugar control incident, prove by the hard' facts   of the  tariff of trade and taxation, that his  government was not    controlled    by  some "invisible hand''' of tiie big..interests, demonstrate that the country-  had gone farther than any other coun  try in generous treatment to the returning  soldiers,   challenge   political  anglers  for  votes  to  show  how  the  Dominion,   with  a highly specialized  industrial nation to the-south of us.  could retain its prosperity and industrial activity by a nebulous fiscal policy based apparently on neither free  trade nor protection, and-expose the  demagogic appeals to class interests.  It all  demon'strated  that the' prime  minister  keenly  sensed   the  thought  of  the   people   on   public   questions,  like  a   knight   of' old   exulted   in   a  tilt with  the  new governments opponents, and revelled in demolishing  their apepals to partisan or class prejudices.    These are the evidences of  a master mind in politics, the characteristics of a born leader of men in  ��������� he affairs of a nation. This city and  district, says the    Columbian,    will  now follow  with  a more immediate  and  personal  interest the career of  Premier Meighen, read into his printed : utterances   on ' public   questions  the sincerity and the reasonableness  of the sincere and fair minded ".statesman they heard in the Opera House  and have faith  that he  is the right  man to administer the affairs of this  Dominion  on  such  sound  principles  that Canada  will  enter  upon  a new  era of advancement and find new opportunities to strengthen that proud  | position  she  has  gained  among nations by the heroic sacrifices of her  soldiers in he Great West,  Fruitgrowers j order'your  Fruit Boxes now  and take advantage of the lowest prices.  Everything made in B. C. Stock of  boxes will.he carried during* fruit season.  Home Ave.  eaves  Near Wharf  THE day  money on  perimenls.  is  past for  risking  transportation    ex-  Present Commercial Car requirements demand power,  ���������strength, dependability, appearance and economy of operation.  These are what you pay for���������  and in the Chevrolet One Ton  Truck these are what you get.  We have this Truck in Stock.  Come in and see it.  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  MISSION CITY, R. C. THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAQti THKIOK  PREMIER  MIOIGHKN  AT  NJR W   \V I0STMINSTJ5II  (Continued ���������from   First   Page)  itf^TTrTnirro^^ $200,-  000, $U7.84f). "These taxes are  higher than in any other country on  the face of the globe." asserted Mr.  Meighen. "And on an income of .fSOO  OOfAhe tax is $3 1 S,3 4������J.'-'  "And if a  man  has an income  a million:���������there are not ' many  Canada,   perhaps   two   or   three,'  of  in  he  pays a tax of $699,'M9."  '.'That's what they're supposed to  pay,"   said   a  voice.  "That's what 'they do' pay," retorted the Premier. "There is no  difficulty about the big men. They  all pay it. The difficulty is with the  small-men. for there are more of  them and wo don't know what they  get. 1:Jlit if you will point out'one  man liable to income tax who is not  paying. I'll guarantee'that he will  be*got after within five days."  There was no response to. this  challenge.  This income tax, Mr. Meighen.  pointed out, is only tlie Federal tax,  and is additional to" the provincial  taxes. And it is a bigger tax than  is imposed in (he United States,  wjieve people can go to live if they  want, to, particularly rich men.  "Does that look as if the government were dominated by an invisible power for the benefit of big  business?"     Mr. Meighen asked.-  But, ho went, on, the limit in (hat  direction has been reached, if the  government went any further, it  would dam the (low of capital. A  government must do more than talk  it 'must consider the consequences.  Otherwise, ii- is simply playing politics at the expense of the people.  In adition to the income tax this  government imposed the most drastic  business tax in the world. It was so  drastic that it was found to be impeding business expansion to the eventual hurt of the .whole country,  aiid has been reduced, but it is still,  large. ' Yet already, through the instrumentality of that tax alone    en  ough money has been collected to  pay the whole of the gratuities of  the soldiers, and these gratuities are  almost twice as large as are paid in  any other country in tlie world.   .  Take again the case of the packers, it had been discovered that by  reason of their tremendous turnover, tho packers were making enormous profits on their export business, and in consequence tlie government had laid upon them- the most  drastic tax of its kind ever imposed  on any industry. And again the corporation tax, higher than that imposed in Great Britain.  In a word, the policy of the government had been to exact everything possible for the public treasury without hurting the best interests of the country at large,' and that  policy, had been translated into action. There, had been, no other motive'in the -world, and no other res-'  friction.  But what had l.ecn the record of  lhe opposition. When the business  profits tax was imposed, the opposition had fought it'tooth and naiil. It-  had fought again when the tax was  increased: .That had been Che practice of a party \yhose preaching was  that the government was a friend of  the profiteers.  Another' acusation of the opposition'is that this administration is  spending, too, much money on the  navy and the militia. Considering  that this Dominion enjoys, all the  advantages of being part of the.British Empire, it has always been conceded that it should pay something  towards the cost of the empire defence. It must pay something if it  is to' hold up its head among the  British Commonwealths. Under the  Naval Service Act of the Laiirier administration, the naval expenditure  in 1910-11, when Mr. Mackenzie  King was a member of. the government, was' $1,790,017. The naval  estimates of the present year are re:  stricted'to $2,000,000, which is the  appropriation authorized by Parliament, but the actual expenditures  will, be  less'.    Had the  wage sched  ules and prices of the present day  prevailed in 1910-11, tlie expenditure  in (hat year for the'services secured  would have been ?4,206,54 0. If the  scale of expenditures provided for by  the Naval Service Act had been main  tained; the erpenditurcs this year  would have been $9,780,000. Yet  this government is accused by .Mr.  King of eytravagance in naval, expenditures. ' " '";.   '"''  "I cannot see how any Canadian  can say we are spending too much  on the navy, 1 can understand them  saying'wc are not spending enough  "But you have no warships," objected a voice from the gallery.  ,"Yos, weh'avc." retorted the Premier quickly, "we have, the finest  and'' most . modern warships���������supplied free by the British government.*'  Turn to the expenditures . on the  military establishment. The estimates for this year, are about ,$10.-  800,000. The expenditures in 1910-  11, at the price prevailing in those  days were $7,060,723; at today's  costs, the same services would have  required an expenditure of $14,8-42,-  000,   ' -���������  "Does that    evidence extravagant  expenditure on    military    matters?"  ! asked Mr. Meighen-.'  J     Reverting  to  the  post-war. record  ! of .the* administration", Mr". ' Meighen"  ! asserted-.that Canada has. made more  | actual   progress   with   its   land   set-  dement    scheme    than.   any . other  country.    Doubtless there are' cases  where the best possible thing is not  being,, done'..   Tlie only way to avoid  administrative mistakes    is',  to    do  nothing.    But'the fact is that while  other countries have not got started  yet,  Canada' has. settled. 20,000  soldiers   on   the   land,   in   addition   to  7,0.00 more on free land", and the percentage   of  failure's' to'  date   is   but  three decimal something. (Applause)'  When- an   election, comes,   and   it  will .come' in tlie" not-far distant future/ tlie   administration  can   go   to  the country on the solid basis of an  achievement.   ���������  "We've got a record, we've got the  men on the land, filling tho soil,  and we've got the criticism, too.  (Laughter) You always get that if  you do anything."  Mi;. Meighen contrasted this condition with that in the United States  where two gentlemen are running  for'the president | and each says if  he is elected he will have a land  settlement  policy.   (Laughter.)  Mr. Meighen said that he had no  difficulty in,, defending his tariff  policy in this province, where the  interests are varied', in the face of  a demand for a low tariff, a business  government must look to the consequences., it must take "info consideration ,the ultimate - good . of the  wholo nation. I (."must pursue a  course which .will permit,any class  to compete with the corresponding  class in the United States. That is  the talisman. Unless if. does that,  it will soon lose them. The administration is not sifting down to revise the tariff; in fact, it is about to  revise the tariff; in fact,,.'it is about  to establish a hew tariff. The first  thing is to decide on what principle  the new tariff' is to be based. There  are but. two principles.' it may be a  protective tariff or a free trade tariff. The first thing the leader of a  party should tell the people is: On  which principle he will base his tariff....  "Has. Mr. ackenzie King ever  told you on what-principle he will  ba'seh is tariff? No. No living being' in this Dominion knows; no one  will ever know, because( if he tells  he will- defeat his purpose. What  that purpose is I will tell you later.  "I asked him, in a speech at Elgin^ on -what principle he will base  his- tariff, and here is his reply at  Kamloops. He said he did not have  to answer, because you can't have a  tariff on a free trade principle.  "Imagine a successor of Sir-Wil-  r'fid- Laurier telling an0 audience of  people whoh ave been to school that  such a term is absurdidty. Why,  for.two generations England has had  a tariff on the free trade principle.  There they plance no' duty on any  goods they make at home. They protect nobody. But they have a tariff  They put a duty on goods not manufactured in the country. , That is a  revenue tariff. . That's tariff on the  free trade-principle."  Since 1S78, Canada has had a protective tariff, Mr. Meighen said, Somo  times it has been high, but it is not  high today. Today the tariff is .on  the basis.of allowing an idustry just  enough protection to enable it. to  stay here, and to grow here, instead  of finding if more profitable to move  across the line.  On the prairies, Mr. Mciglion said  he is accused of being a high protect  ionist. He challenged any one to  quote an utterance of his to subsfan-  tafe that accusation. It could not  be clone, lie had never made such  iin utterance, .because he bad felt no  government could ever maintain any  thing  but a  very  moderate  tariff.  Mr. King' says that his tariff will  "take account of the . needs of. industry."  "How can one take account of the  needs of industry and yet stop short  laid   down?"  SINCE ("1870  ft  DROPS  STOPS  COUGHS  orally adinilted   that  essential   to   the   fruit  British Columbia.  "And   reduced   freight  terpolated   The  Voice.  "Let us keep to fruit,  friend is not trying to  subject."   (Laughter.)  "Is there a living soul  whether Mr.'    Mackenzie  tends   to   take   away  fruit?     Not .one.     He.  protection  industry  is  of  rates,"   in  I hope  change  my  the  who knows  King    i lithe   duty     en  spoke in  Yale  The Provincial Legislature has' been  dissolved and an election will be held on  Wednesday, December 1,1920.  T  he Liberal administration appeals to the  electorate for re-electiomin the firm confidence that the record of the past four  years of safe, sane and progressive^ administration of the affairs of British  Columbia has met with the approval of  every man and woman who has the best  interests of the Province at Heart.  The future policy of the Oliver Government will be to continue its progressive  work in every department with the idea of  developing the vast resources of British  Columbia for the general benefit of the  people. ��������� - ,  .-  ! of   the   policy   1   have  : asked  the Premier.  Mr. King also says that "he will  make no inquiry; noiuquiry is necessary. He will reduce the cost oi  the necessaries or lire all round, and  wipe out the tariff on agricultural  implements.  "I say," asserted Mr. Meighen.  that that is in cantradiction in  terms: I say that man is talking fiscal humbug who says he will blindly  and without enquiry cut down the  tariff and at the name time take account of the needs or industry."  The speaker asserted that a country situated as Canada is, with its  industries designed for a population  of eight or nine millions- producing  in lesser volume and consequently at  a higher cost than in the United  States with its highly specialized inr  dufitrics, built for a market of 110.-  000.000 could not apply the free  trade principle.  No responsible statesman for  ever dared, when face to face with  the responsibility, to depart for one-  moment from the protective principle."  "Now, that is where wes tand. and  you  know where wc stand.     Bui   dh.  'you   know     where     Mr.     Mackenzi^  king sfaiuls on   the tariff quoslIon7  No one  knows anything    about.  Mr.  King's   tariff  policy,   except  that  ho  is ready to promise to go anywhere  provided   he   can   get   enough   votes  , for  promising.    There  are  sixty-five  manufacturers of    agricultural    implements  in  Canada.    Only  two    of  them  are  large  concerns,  and   thoy  have factories  in  the  United  States.  Suppose Mr. King were elected and  as he has promised  wiped out    the  tariff on  agricultural       implements.  What do you suppose  would  be his  answer  when  these  sixty-five    -manufacturers   went   to   him   and   said:  'You promised to take into account  the needs of  industry.'       He  would  have no answer on earth except. "I  ensnared   some  votes   on   the   plains  by'that  promise,  and   the  needs  of  industry in my mind can never compete    with     the    need    of    votes."  (Laughter  ft r v ������*-w ^.u^xiaeaamismaaimanjaaiaaBS  where   the  fruit   industry   is  an   important factor.     Did. he say anything  there about (he tariff on  fruit? No;  he  talked  about  sugar., (Laughter).  "But he    supported   ,   a candidate,  whose  platform   included     sufficient  protection for fruit.       The platform  adopted, by the Liberals- includes free  implements and no duty on the principal  articles  of  food.    It  does  not  specifv what  are  the  principle articles .'of food, but to my.simple mind    .  fruit  would   come   within   that cate-  sory. '  "And sugar," said a voice.  "It may interest 'you to know that  the duty on sugar was made by Mr.  Fielding. Presumably' ��������� you are a  friend of his judging by your interruptions," retorted the Premier.  "This platform," he resumed, also  demands the old reciprocity treaty of  1911. So you see the Liberal- party  is committed to free fruit. Did Mr. __  King tell the electors of Yale this?  No; he. wanted their, votes for a caiir  didate who demands a sufficient tariff on fruit. But Mr. King says the  great progressive forces must unite.  He and Col. Edgett are progressing  in opposite directions, but they are  both   progressives.    (Laughter.)  "And'that is the line on which tlie  coming election will be fought. The  various and vagarious elements who  are opposing the  administration .are  being kept apart.     Mr.   King's party  and "the  Farmers'   party are not  being brought  together for that would  necessitate   one   platform,     and   Mr.    _  King needs  two  platforms;   one     in  Saskatchewan,     where     the  farmers  want   free  fruit,  and  one  in   British  Columbia,   where   the   fruitgrowers -  want, adequate  protection.       That  is  i he   reason   Mr.   King   does   not   tell  wheVe be stands on the tariff.      And  ho   will   not   tell   until   the  election.  Aficr I lull, he will  feel quite safe in  1,Graving (hem both, for a game like   -  his  must end   in   betrayal  sooner  or  later.  ���������'When von vote for the. administration, you know what you'ru voting I'or: and it's not. a programme pi.  jig dancing and vaudeville unworthy of tho Canadian  people.  To listen lo iMackendio King, one  would think that his party bad  roui-iht a. long battle for low tariff  ���������gainst tho high protection parly.  Tlio fact is that when thhe Liberals  ���������.vent info power, the tariff averaged  2!'.tf per cent, on all dutiable- goods;  H the cud of fifteen years, the tariff  still.averaged 20.7 per cent. Today  it. averages 22.5. Mr. Meighen did  not blame them for not having put  into practice their low tariff theories- to have done so would havn  wrecked the country. But how foolish to accuse the administration of  high protectionist policies when the  tariff is M.(>6 lower today than when  Hie Liberals held office, and when it ���������  is lower than it has ever hcei.fsince  187S.     .  "Before the war- when the country  needed a hundred millions a year in  revenue, theirs was a revenue tarilC  Now, when the country needs a revenue or iflJTn.OOO.OOO. ours is described as a protectionist tariff, although it is lower than if was then.  That's what 1 describe as fiscal  humbug."  Mr. Meighen touched on .another  reason for maintaining a tariff. In  the year ending August 1919 Canada  exported goods valued at :S1,2'IJ,-  000,000, and imported from all  (���������minlries only $872,000,000. This  year, the war duly taken off, exports were % 1.2 I'J.000.000 and imports $l,SJ!i.')..000.000, chiefly from  the United States. Canada is paying $ 1 00.000.0 00 annua 1 ly in ex-  chango aloiu'. Mr. King's cure for  this condition is to drop the tariff  down and 'make if still easier to buy  in flic United States. But if ho  does, Canadians will still pay, in the  form of exchange- and it won't go into the public Ireasury.  Will t!,������ poo phi of Canada fake a  chance on a party which appeals to  passion, to prejudice and to class  consciousness, or to anything else  likely to yield votes. Mr. Meighen  asked. And he answered, that when  the day comes, and it may come too  soon for some who would seek to  make people believe that they desire  an election, the government will appeal for endorsement, both on the  basis of big things'achieved and on  the strength of the programme and  tlie policy they have, laid before thn  people to govern the course of Can-  Mr. Meighen said it would be gen-iada iu the future.  s THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFORD, ft &  ���������������������������"!.  ��������� fe  ' i:6me people deserve to be roasted for the kind oi' roasts  they bay, but this does not apply,to our customers. You  can't buy a poor one here, because we don't keep any*but"  what arc good, although you should select a piece,of meat  with intelligence, with respect to the manner in which you  intend'to prepare it. It is always a safe plan to tell us  about the latter and give us some idea of quantity, and we  will do the .rest. :"      ' ' "  . 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Through,.-its Compound Nozzle, composed  of two separate jets, one growing richer as suction increases and the other growing poorer, it supplies a balanced mixture of air and fuel at all engine speeds, unaffected  by the daily changes in'atmospheric pressures, temperatures or humidity. Zenith gives utmost efficiency and  minimum waste���������a fact that is proved by its many records  on the water and in the air.       The - Zenith   Carburetor  Has Been Accepted  as standard.equipment by more than half of all European  automobile manufacturers. And, though it has been on  ��������� the American market only a few years, it is now used by  more than 100 American builders of motor cars and. trucks  Drive over and let us show you what Zenith can do for  your truck.  We have For Sale���������  19.17 Five Passenger Ford, $425.00.  ,    .15 Horse Power Motor 220 Volts, 60 Cycles, 1200 R. P.  M., complete with starter, sliding base and pully. Snap.  We specialize in all Ignition Work, Battery Overhauling  and repairing- Starter and Generator Troubles, and also  Acetylene Welding.  A  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  i  im f������nr   Ii���������i-������hm ���������������*1twiii*������ i||j]|| maaovm  ite*m>i  ��������������� .i r **T.imfa*  W  Alex. S: Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary-Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  l'lioiic. 8G01 I*. O. Box 09  MISSION CITY, B. C.  Advertisements under  heading cost 2f>     cents  Leave,  copy  and  money  at The Ab  botsford Garage.  the  per  above  issue.  STRAYED���������Two .Durham Cows  from the old Harrop -Estate���������One  while-faced cow and the other all  red. branded MM on,.left hip. Reward paid to any person giving information as to the whereabouts of  tho above animals. Walter Wells,  Abbotsford, B. C.  HORSE FOR SALE���������Good worker  young, sound, senile, will be sold  cheap or exchange for cow. James  Milstead,   R.   R.   Xo.   2.   Abbotsford.  FOR  SALE���������Counters . and  tures in first class condition���������at  A T. N. T. Explosive of great strength,  safety and freedom from noxious fumes  No Headaches  Insurance of all kinds  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL, ESTATE���������Money to Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  I  .cCallum  Abbotsford  own price.    Apply F..  elo, Abbotsford, B. C.  J. R.  Whiteh-  \bbotsford Garage & Machine Shop  ABBOTSFORD B. C.  Phone, B. C. 1  OLIVER   S'CIOI'S   WORK  ON  MATSQUI  DYKE  Farmers 1918  After committing themselves to a  reclamation scheme estimated to cost  thorn ?ar>,000 the Matsqui farmers  have witnessed operations during  the summer which now cost twice  that amount and the end is not yet.  This condition of things is  cause of much discontent, and  sudden descent of the Premier on the  ���������scene, resulting in a stoppage at once  of all the work, has not solved the  problem, but only made a temporary  stay  in  the  out pouring.  The situation is analogus to the  dyke broach of the summer. The  land owners thought they were safeguarded by a contract. It is now  discovered that the work was going  on under a "cost plus fee" arrangement, ami their money was leaking  in ;.n unlimited stream.  Thoy complain that the cost of  bringing the dredgers to the joh is  charged against thorn, and a daily  rental must be paid whether or not  the machines are in operation, and  what ...with rain and accident, there  have lie^n many idle days.  Another great source of trouble  arose from the actual ditching. Excavations wide and deep were made  along narrow roads. In some instances t.ho drift li:id been thrown on the  roiwlbod, burying the gravel surface  and hindering traffic.  The greatest complaint under this  heading comes from Gifford where  school children and milk supplies  suffer   much   discomfort.  Mr. W. James, who owns; a big  farm here, seems to have had a special visitation of injury arid inconvenience, Mis land lies, on both sides o(  the Township road, down which a  ditch was run. The excavation on the  one hand undermined tho fenco  which fell over, and the deposited  earth buried the fence on tho other  hand. A narrow bridge planked over  the cut for access on to this land is  toe- .::-:?.Il  for negotiation   by  an  or-  the i the  the  dinary teamster, set, as it is, at right  angles at a now narrow road. Consequently Mr. James has served n otic 3  on both the dyking engineer and the  Municipal Council for restitution of  his former rights and convoniencies.  Mr.  A.   L.  Bates    has  served  the.  council with a similar notice, and an  appeal from twenty petitioners using  Township     line  road,  urges  the  council to come to the rescue.  Aggrieved that they should be  blamed for misdoing not of their  own, the councillors made up their  minds on Saturday to transfer tho  responsibility to the rightful shoulders. The whole scheme was a government undertaking carried out by the  department of public works. If there  are no contractors, then tho responsibility is direct, according to them,  and they are making representations  to  that effect.  Tho owners of the to-bo-dyked  lands await the next move of the government with much interest. They  understaind that the department of  works has the matter under advisement. The dyking work must be  completed to be of use. One ditcher  is packed for. shipment, another is  vainly struggling-to get out of its  own created mud; the third stands  still bleak and monumental in the  meadows. It is expected'that the rest  of the work will be done by hand���������  whose hands ft is not yet stated. Tho  whole cost is now expected to run  over $80,000.  This will not be unbearable if a  good job is done, though three dollars an acre tax for twenty-odd years  is quite a burden on top of the present dyking tax, with municipal,  school and personal property taxes  additional.  With this year's crop lying out in  ruins, slippery clay spread over their  roads, the Matsqui farmers are not  in that calm, judicial frame of mind  which is necessary for election time.  The condition of the Sinclair road,  a tributary to  the  Yale road, north  of  Mount  Lehman,  was  the  subject!  of   much   discussion   at   the   council  meeting.   . V;   ���������  Mr. 'Malcolm Sinclair was' certain  that the road was not where it should  be, nor as it should be. -The rural  mail carrier, was insistent on immediate improvement or he felt sure orders would be issued denying the  residents through there the privilege  of a delivered mail. The boxes might  be taken back to the Yale road.  An obstructive stump had been  blasted out from the middle of the  road, leaving a hole that was even  more dangerous. Autos had ��������� used  fence rails to help them out of the  ruts and holes, the rails were left in  every direction, and very many of  them.  The defense of Councillor G-ledhill  was lack of workmen. Money had  been appropriated and men had promised to do the work, but-so far had  not been able to get there. His only  solution to the road problem was the  engagement from the outside of- a  regular road gang. Depending on  farm help was no longer feasible.  Alderman Mathers and Secretary  Withers, of the Royal Columbian  Hospital, Westminster, met the council to discuss arrears owing that institution for patients whose' claim  on this municipality was doubted by  the council, amounting to $1036. All  hut one were settled at once, the largest, on which the municipal solicitor had given advice against payment  it was agreed to settle, by an amicably arranged arbitration' when the  reeve-and clerk should meet the secretary in consultation with Mr. David  Wiiiteside. The council . gave the  reeve and clerk powsr to act on their  own judgment after the meeting  The Canadian National Railway  promises to investigate the suggested  milk stand on Smith road.  Hon. E. D. Earrow promises assistance against the grasshopper pest  next year by supplying poison at cost  and directing operations. The department considers it will be an easy  matter to control the invaders.  The local improvement bylaw of  which notico was given ; by Coun.  Hell was withdrawn by him upon  discovery that there is no provision  In the Municipal Act to meet the particular case. It may be tho subject of  a money bylaw next year.  That is the state of the Markets just now.  Flour, Rice, Sugar,. Tea, Coffee, Currants and Peel are  <��������� Cheaper. " ":  New Raisins arrive next week���������Higher in Price.  My policy of a small Stock, quickly turned over', means  that the customer gets,the full b.enefit on a fallim; market.  AG. ANDREWS  CASH   GROCER ABBOTSFORD,   B.   O.  THE  VALLEY  FOR THE BEST  COAL  IN  AND  QUICK SERVICE  APPLY  ABBOTSFORD COAL & TRANSFER  FARMERS9 SUPPL YSTORE  Successor to A. P. Slade & Co.  We buy eggs, poultry, etc.  We sell flour and feed  ABBOTSFOKI)  Would Abolish the  Near Beer Bars  (Continued   from   First   Page)  The Board of Trade held a meeting on November 1st. with the president in. tho chair. The Pound bylaw  is now completed, Mr. Arthur George  being the pound .keeper. An act was  read and filed to amend the Board  of Trade Act. A communication asking for assistance, was received concerning the deplorable conditions in  Central Europe, caused by famine  and   typhoid   fever.  preventing abuses. There should be  the closest possible co-operation and  co-ordination of both provincial and  municipal forces to secure the due  enforcement of the law.  Many complaints have been made  in the past that the municipalities  have been deprived of the revenue  formerly derived from the liquor licences, and as the effective control  of the liquor traffic must necessarily  impose considerable obligation upon  the municipalities, a substantial portion of the revenues obtained should  inure to the benefits of such municipalities. The cost of prosecutions under the act, and the maintenance of  prisoners convicted for breach thereof, should be a direct charge against  the revenues derived from the traffic.  Legislation providing for moreef-  fective control of so called near beer  will  be necessary and  sales  of  this  Operated by R. Lcary  liquor  to  boys  and    girls  under 21  years of age should be prohibited.  In the past political parties have  expressed the desire to keep thin  question separate from party inl'lu.  ences, and it is tho wish of tho  administration that this shall not bo  niado a party question but rathev  that all parlies should unite In securing the most effective legslation. To  this end the enforcement of the act  should be placed under an impartial  commission or board of control free  from   party  influence.'.  "Yes," said the cyunical old sea  captain, "when I was shipwrecked  in South America I came across a  tribe of wild women. They had no  tongues."  "Good gracious!" exclaimed the  listener, "how could they talk?"  "They couldn't," was tho reply.  That was what made them wild."  "Gazing out into the dim future,"  said the orator, "we see far back upon the desert sands of time the footprints of  an  unseen hand."  ft  '���������'ft  m  ti$  A  w  7,1  >v  H  5,-J  ?J  /���������  '(���������:  <���������  ���������i  ;*,;  I..  i  i  ���������'if  la  Ii

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