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 ���������������������;'.  ���������U  .IS  Hi  I?  'J?  ','  I' !  Iii  Jit  J i  I  ">'  :/1  VICTORIA  PUBLISHED IN B.C. ON. B. C MADE PAPER.  Vol. XXVII., No. 5.  Prov'nfc  1*1 ^v  *t1  Abbotsford, B. C; Friday, November 9, 1923.  (.*  PEACE! Tcaco! On November 11, 1918, the. word travelled  the length and breadth of tho firing Hue of tho,Groat World  War with tho opeod of sholl Are. Mon laughed at It with  wearlod contompt. Thoy had heard that story too often In the  years slnco an arrogant militarism had set out to make Germany  tho absolute master of Europo and tho dictator of the world.  Germany's plans were forovor shattered, It was true; but Germany was still strong���������there would bo much, bitter fighting  before the allies crossed the Rhino.  - As the day wore on, ofllcers, almost hysterical with Joy,  confirmed the news that Gormany, defeated on land and sea,  with her people at home broken in spirit and sore afraid, waa  humbly suing for Peace. Little groups of men began to wander  In. "No Man's Land," unharmed and unmolested, - where once  their detected presence would .have been the signal for a hail  of gun and rifle. Are. Some shouted and sang snatches of  popular songs, others smiled happily but had little to say; others  again were grave and silent, overwhelmed by a tremendous sense  of relief.  In the hearts of all, noisy or silent, there began to rise a  passionate longing for home. Just a few hours ago It had  seemed so far away from the" frightful noises, the ceaseless  routine, the shocks and horrors of the battlefield. Tho lads from  the far-flung borders of the Empire, the boys from across tho  Channel, all so eager to get to the front before the war should  end, were suddenly very anxious to have done with it, to cast  aside the paraphernalia of Wars and to tread once more the  pleasant paths of Peace. To many the thought of home brought'  with it thoughts of the comrades who would not make the return  Journey;  the gallant hearts of whom it could be said:  "In the glory of their manhood they, fared forth on a  Great Adventure, their hearts aflame with the desire to  keep Freedom inviolate and unsullied. They feared not  death, and meeting it they won the Victor's crown."-  In the great hour of Peace the memories of their fallen  comrades came to those who remained, like sweet and tender  echoes of sacrsd and unspoken thoughts. The new era that the  end.of thewar.was.to'-usher,in���������would-be.all the brighter because  of the, flower of manhood that had been garnered to make It so.  Peace! Peace at last! "The day waned, night began to cast  Its shadows over the wreckage of war, softening its ugliness  until, to inexperienced eyes, the battle front had the appearance  of a quiet countryside. There was" laughter and gaiety In- ihe  trenches; there was exhilaration in the air; men walked freely  and openly from trench to trench; they hailed relieving partlee  with glad shouts and merry jests. It was good to be alive, to  have come to the end of the long, long trail, and to have found  Peace waiting there.  The  War was over.  odj often tefjen tfje ebentibe ^  ~il)a$ ctotfeti tfje jEJoofe of 2Dap,  3 toalfe, tn fane?,' toitfj the bop  3$lfjo tflecptf'go far atoap;  3 clatfp again fti* little fjanb  Confibi'nglp in mine,  31 fcnoto rtjat in fjte lobe for me  "(Efjere tea gparfe bibine.  35 ������ee tfje bloom of man&oofc gloto  3Httfjin Ijia stteafafatft epetf,  $ toatcf) tfje progress of fjte tfoul.  tEfje btrtfj of enterprise.  HI fenoto tfrat Soon .tfje toorlb toill call  fflpbop to bo fjitf part,  2 fenota tfjat 3 jtfjall altoapgfjolb"  8 place toitljtn f)te beart'.  <&nce'mqre 3 beat tfje bugle call/  3 See fjte.face aligfjt,  JEitfj quicfe b.esire to tafee tfje fielb  3n battle for tfje rigfjt.  "g>ometofjere in Jfranee" fje Sleeps, but ofj!  iWp toatcfj sfjall neber cease  Until tfje baton of tfjat great fflovn  0t ���������berlasting $eace.  IB'Il'am Sanks  LOOKING backward we may trace the~"path we have followed  along the Highway of Time to the mile post of the Present.  Here we marched gaily with a song of happiness In our  hearts; here we, plodded wearily with Sorrow at our "aide. In  vain we try to'see the road ahead. Future, secretive and dispassionate, veils it. What matter? There is no turning back.  Forward is still the watchword. Hope and Faith are our guides.  They were with us in the darker hours of the journey, though  we could not always see them nor believe that they were there.  There is much  for Canada to be thankful for in spite of  all  the  cares and  anxieties  that encompass  her.     Unlike  the  countries of Europe she is not surrounded by hostile nationalities,  each eager to expand territorially at the expense of its neighbors.-  She is,not called upon to maintain a great standing army, either  through fear, or through hope of conquest.    The people of her  Provinces may be jealous and critical of one another at times,  but all are united in love for the land of their birth or adoption;  all  have faith in Its destiny.    The  harvest has been bountiful '  beyond  the  hopes  and  predictions  of the  spring and summer.  There is no fear of famine that stalks with deliberate malevolence  In some other lands.    Providence and Nature have blessed this  country whose possibilities in natural resources are still beyond  .  the calculations of those who love her best.  Thanksgiving Dayl  It comes also to mark. a day when the whole world woke  to the realization that the years of warfare had ended In the  vindication of the right of mankind to live In freedom. . To many  it will bring with .increased poignancy the thoughts of loved  ones who died that Thanksgiving Day might hold all of Its true  meaning for those they left behind. The memories of earlier  Thanksgiving Days, with their merry outings aud jolly fireside  gatherings, will be hallowed by the prayers for those whose  smiles and voices are seen and hoard no more. They fought and  died for the Canada of to-morrow as much as that of to-day.  It is ours to prove that their sacrifice was not in vain:  For their dear sakes we loved and lost,  In silence let  us stand  For one  brief moment, while we pledge <  To this beloved land,  A faith as steadfast and as deep  As theirs  who died that we  Might know, through all the years to come.  The Joy of liberty.  Thanksgiving Day! Let us greet It In deep and grateful  remembrance of all that It means to us as individuals, and to  our country which Is only on the threshold of the greatness  that awaits It if we but do our part, and thus pave the way to  still  greater things  by those  who follow  us.  ���������*&~J^~*^-<&1$&-4^  IMPORTED DIRECT FROM ENGLAND  Highest Quality -      .      Prices Right  TMi PIONEER STORE  R. DesUA2.ES  FjctOll������   16  ABBOTSFORD AND "WHATCOM ROAD  Whatcom Road, Tel".  23M '     Farmers 1912  HUNTINGDON  Mrs. Howard Johnson and little  son, who have been spending the  past two months at the home of Mrs.  Johnson's' mother, Mrs. Nicholson,  have returned to Chilliwack."  Mrs. J. LaMarshe was the recent  guest of Mrs. Tolmie.  Mr. and Mrs. Plaxton visited Vancouver tiiis week.  Mr. Berry of Whatcom was the  guest of Mr.,and Mrs. M. McGiili-  vray on Sunday.  Mrs. M. McGillivray and her  grandson, master J. LaMarshe, visited at the home of Mrs. F. Carmich-  ael of Abbotsford on Saturday.  Mr. aiid'Mrs. Johnson of Vedder  Mountain have moved into one nf  Mr. Murphy's houses at Huntingdon.  Mr. M. McGillivray visited in New  Westminster on Monday..  Mr. D. W. Henderson, C. P. it.  station master here has purchased a  residence in Sumas and has moved  ii'-  Mr. J. Caldwell, Si-, or Abbotafor'1  visited Mrs. McGillivray on Tuesday.  Thanksgiving service will be held  in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning and in the evening  there��������� will'be an Armistice service.  Special music Will bo rendered to:'  both, services.  Concert and Dance  Splendid Success  The concert and dance given in  the Orange Hall on Monday evening  was largely attended and was an  excellent success. The programme  contained sketches, songs, recitations, dialogues, club swinging, and  music, which caused much delight  and many encores.  Altogether the evening proved co  many 'that Abbotsford contains a  great deal.of latent talent, and ol!  are looking forward to another concert from the local artists.  At the. close-of "the pogramnie .refreshments were served, and dancing  was, then enjoyed. Prizes, given for  the best old time waltz were won by  Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, of the G.N.It.  depot.  Upper Sumas W. I.  To Hold Dance  At the last meeting of the Upper  Sumas Women's Institute it was decided to give a dance in .aid of the  M.-S.-A. Hospital on December 23rd,  in place of having a booth at the annual bazaar of the W. A. of the hospital.  The next meeting of the Institute  will be held at the) home of Mrs. M.  G. Fadden on November 15th. It has  been postponed one week on account  of the Instjtute convention.  G. W. V. A. Memorial Service  HAZELWOOD CEMETERY,    St. Nicholas  Armistice Day, 1923 at 3 p. m.  OPENING SELECTION ��������� Abbotsford  Band.  INVOCATION and PRAYER���������Rev. A. H.  Priest.  BIBLE READING.  HYMN���������"Rock of Ages."  Rock of Ages, cleft for me,  Let me hide myself in thee;  Let the water and the blood,  From thy wounded side which flowed,  Be of sin the double cure,  Save from wrath and make me pure.  ADDRESS���������Rev. W. Robertson.  SACRED SOLO���������"Lest We Forget"���������  Comrade J. Downie.  ADDRESS���������Comrade F. J. R. Whitchelo.  DECORATION OF GRAVES.  HYMN���������"Nearer, My God, To Thee."  Nearer, my God, to thee,  Nearer to thee;  E'en though it be a cross  That raiseth  me;      .  Still all my song shall he,  Nearer, my God,  to thee,  Nearer   to  thee.  DISMISSAL.  All returned Men are asked to assemble  at the Cemetery Gates at 2:50 p. m. Uniform and Decoration may be worn.  Party at Whatcom  For Young Couple  -Mr. and Mrs. Fishlock (nee Mc-  Garva) were tlie guests at a very  pleasant party given in their honor  at, tlie Whatcom Road Hall Friday  evening. A most sociable time was  experienced, and the popular couple  received the good wishes of all.  The affair was given by the Women's Institute, of which Mrs.  Fishlock is a member.  Mr. H.T.Peters  Elected Seeretar it  A very enjoyable evening was  spent at the Men's Club on Monday  evening.  Plans were made for the holding  of a whist drive in the week of November 26th to help to raise fundo  for the purchase of a stove. Mr.  H. T. Peters was appointed secretary, in place of Mr. Johnson, who  hag gone to "Vancouver.  We invite the ladies in Abbotsford and  district who are particular about the kind  of raincoat they want to come in and see  our  Velvet Finish  We guarantee these   Raincoats   to   be  Water Proof.  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY"  *~ '-<?1  I  ���������iMMra^^ I'H-dfAKtfU'TS'FOJtitD 'JPOJ3T  tssn.  rfftf ABBOTSFORD FOST  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Published Every Friday  Member of 15. ('. and Yukon Weekly Xcw.spaper  FRIDAY,   NOVKMBIOIt   :i,  Alborla litis followed tlie lead of the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba and IJvitish Columbia and lias voted lo "have  j-ovpniment    con  trol of (lie liquor question.     II is said that at  provinces    will do  other  an early date some  likewise.  If Uritish Columbia is to be the pa*tern  for some oilier provinces it is'hoped that our  i-ovei'iimeut will not al tlie present session  introduce and puss an, act to permit the sale  of beer and light wines in licensed places  without first submitting il lo the people. The.  people know what they want, and so far our  government has stretched the sanction obtained at the last plebiscite quite enough.  The great convention of the provincial  party is to be held in Vancouver'next month,  and the people arc promised a recognized  leader chosen by (his convention and also a  platform on which to fight the next- election,  whenever that may be. Gen. McRae promises  that this is to be the greatest convention ever  held in the province���������a regular people's convention with no- proxies,  some notable conventions  political objects in view.  Old-timers will remember the Martin  Convention' in 1900, when representatives  from all parts of the province assembled in  Vancouver to endorse the platform of the  late Joseph "Martin who had been called upon  by the then Lieutenant-Governor McTnnes to  form a government, after a stormy session.   in  There   have been  held in 13. C. with  the local house. The old O'brien hall was  filled l.o its. fullest capacity, but it was tho  question of proxies that split the convention  ���������the two decisions afterwards holding their  separate convention���������one endorsing the  policy of Mr. Martin and the other denouncing Mr, Martin. That put three parties in  the field i'or the election which followed  shortly after, with the result that Martin  had only eight followers in the, house.' the  present premier being the only one now iii  the legislature who was returned- at that  time. The late Premier McBride was elected for Dewdney at that election.  It was the proxies from the north that  caused all the trouble. If memory serves iio  right delegates were elected for the Yukon  both in the north and in Victoria. It was a  question which of these had the right fo sit  in the convention. Esquimau was also mixed  up in the question of proxies. Whichever side  won these delegates had the majority in the  convention. E. P. Davis, solicitor for the  C. P. -R. took a very prominent part against  Martin. The fight waxed hotter and hotter  until about 10 p. m. the Martin delegates  bolted. But for hours before this the convention noise.could be heard for blocks.  The disturbing element in that convention, was brought in,innocently enough, but it  decided the "'fate of the next election.  Later in 1903 a Conservative convention  was held which placed Sir Hibbert Tapper at  the head of the party, with Premier McBride  in power in Victoria. Tupper never led (he  party in this province except at that convention.  " It is notable that the names of both '"  Davis, K. C", and Sir Hibbert Tupper are  mentioned in-connection with the Provincial  Party, and should know what they are doing  in the interests of that party in not allowing  any proxies at the coming convention in  December.  SflAVKS AM) UMil  Cti'I'S   TO  INGRBA81"*'  VICTORIA, Nov. 5.���������According  to woi'd chat, is filtering here, tho  i.roposed Hill that is designed to legislate barbers into one-of tlie learned  professions It: weakening, due to lack  of siiirport from original boosters. If  reports;'are correct, the pospccl. of  dollarjfhairculs and half dolhu  shaves', dous notappeal to the people.  Bob-haii'-culting, under the new  law's revised costs would run to a  dollar, also. Barbers who thought  tho idea was good,���������at first,��������� are  now beginning io ask if it will really  benefit them. It is soon (hat'the  little shops would he virtually extinguished and the benefits would only  roach the few. Aa a substitute it  is suggested lhal the municipal laws  of hygiene and control would serve  every logical purpose, without .giving nn exclusive board the chance to  have a rake-off on salaries, expenses  and  arbitrary prices.  CRl'.MN'R  OUVSOli  WILL LW'KSTK'ATI'  Premier-Oliver and  Sumas Land Scheme  VICTORIA.' Nov. 3.���������The farmers  and land-owners of Sumas will pay  for every cent expended on the Sumas Reclamation Scheme, which t.o  date has cost upwards of three million dollars, whether this scheme  prows to be profitable or unprofitable.  An long as the Oliver administration remains in power, the people  who own I lie 22,000 acres of laud  adjoining Sumas Lake will he couponed Lo pay thuir full share of the  assessment I'or lhe work done by tlie  ,aml  ;.   I).  Hoard,  under  lion.  Settlement  IJarrow.  Th ore will be no remission such as:  was granted in the cii.se of (he ftl-itft-  <jiii dyking scheme .scandal iu which,  on lhe eve s.-f an elootion and when  the .Minister of Agriculture was sore--  ly pressed by his Conservative opponent, lhe land-owners (hero wo-'o  absolved from p.iyh'g about thirty  thousand dollars which had been piled up by the Northern Construction  Company, working under a. cost-phi.-;  contract  with   I lie govornmen.  All this was made abundantly  clear in a speech delivered by I'rr-'-  niier Oliver in tlie Legislature yesterday  afternoon.  And on top of that. pronouncement. Mr. Oliver frankly confessed  that ho is not enthusiastic about the  probabilities of the scheme proving  successful.  lie even doubts whether the dykos  will   stand.  Rut, he said, he had warned th-j  owners when the project was started  that they and thoy alone would pay  I'or it and as for the dykes���������we!!.  Lhoy were built with the sanction of  'he Legislature.  At a crowded meeting in a school  house al Huntingdon some three.  Jars ago the ranchers of tho  1'strict attended in a body and  net .Premier Oliver and Hon. Mr.  farrow.  "The  province  will  guarantee vo-,i  the   premier   on  nothing. *'   declared  hat, occasion, and,    just   to  make ir  link   in,   Mr.     Oliver     repeated     the  I ita lenient.  More or less trusting to  luck, th;:  ���������anchors on  that occasion  voted  "avo.r  of  the  scheme.  They  had  I'ligincer's estimate    to    go    on,���������a  |natter, of     ,$1,500,000.     Mr.   C.   (..  Oldr-idge  was one of      the few who  |voro. sceptical   of  the   project.   Seal-  d in front of the    fire in the Grand  ] $2,000,000'.  ''He kept back from his audiences  tlie fact .that surrounding that-lake  were 22,000-acres of the richest-ag-  riciilural land in British Columbia;"  stated Mr. Oliver, who also quoted  "Air. Bowser as stating that the project, would cost in the neigborhood  of $3,000,000 before being completed. These, statements, claimed the  premier, were merely war pictures  and misrepresentations of thn fa :ts.  She work could not he termed successful or otherwise until the lands  had actually been reclaimed.  r Only an Fstimate  The.real facts of the case, asserted the Premier, are that the work,  with few exceptions, had be-?n "carried out under the Dyking and Drainage Act, legislation passed by the  Bowser government. The only difference was that the Land Settlement Board had been acting oir behalf of the land owners as' dyking  commissioners for this acreage in  the Chilliwack area.  Mr. Dowser���������Our legislation never authorized the government to  pliiro public funds into dyking areas.  Premier Oliver���������That may be  line. I was speaking of commis-  '���������.'ouers under the Dyking Act. and  of collecting money from ih.i land  owners. 1 have not the advantage  of a university education, but I "keep  my eye on the hole where the squirrel wont in. You can't turn-my attention from the main question in  this way."  ' What are the facts of the case?"  asked tlie-Premier. "The landowners called a meeting at Huntingdon  at which I was present. At that  nioiiihg 1 told the owners that the  estimate of the engineers was only  an estimate .and that experience  showed that engineers' estimates  are likely to be vastly exceeded, r  also told them that if they went into  the fu-.heinc it was on the distinct understanding that, every'dollar of the  money paid out would have to be repaid if the value was in the land.  "I" see no reason why the government should change its position in  this respect," stated the Premier.  "That, indeed, is the position under  the law,passed by my honorable  friend. I have it on the authority  of a very reliable person that he of-  iTjfered $100. an.��������� acre plus all dyking  (_1U, j charges for land which was not  worth $1 'an acre before this work  was carried out."  The Premier's Opinion  "I   never  was  enthusiastic    about  the value of  the lake lands,"      deT  jiot.el,   Sumas  Wash.,   he  was not. a. j''laral   the   Premier.     "I   am   somewhat doubtful if it is going to be an  economic paying proposition to keep  that lake pumped out.    Mr.   Dowser  knows that those      dykes had to bo  | put up and pumps installed  whether  i'lie  pumps  eduld  be    operated  long  I enough to keep the lake dry, in    ad-  Iraid lo .stale his fears on tho fe'-si-  ���������llity of the scheme. Mr. Kid ridge  ���������wned a considerable acreage in'the  I roa to be reclaimed, lit! sot a price  In his properly and a close support-  ler of Hie Oliver government I mine-  In Lefy loo him up, and took an op-  tendering  hin, iditmii.  is       Mr.  J.  skeptical  jsou  nn   (be  property  hofiue  lo cover the  option.. ]|  Jude-'slood   dial   Mr.     lOldrldge     ban  she property  on   his  hands  following  llif!  refusal  of the  liold":s of   I be  ���������,.  ireenienl   fo  come  through   with   t.ce.  ���������inaiiidfir  of  the staled   price..  Rising in  his place in  the  Logishi-  11re   yesterday   afternoon.      Premier  Mvor.   who wa.s  evidently suffering  I'oiii  a  bad  cold,  first  referred  Iin settlement   which     the   provinc.1  id  recently arranged   with  the fo^l-  ���������m1 .government      in the matter    of  Jireshore  rights in  Vancouver.  Sumiis     Like  Mr.   Oliver next    touched    on  the  juntas   reclamation    scheme     which  id   been   described     by   Mr.   Bowser  a;  reckless   adventure.   The     prefer referred   to  press  reports  from  je Interior to the    effect    thai   Mr  juvser  had  stated      that the  wc.rl;  reclaiming a lake 1; A.j..l ;.;.d co."t  W.     .Tones-���������So    you    are  of the Sumas scheme?  Premier  Oliver���������I   never   was  en-  lliusiasfic.       If my friend       pumped  i water for fifteen    years as  1 did  he  would ' not   be     enthusiastic   cither.  The dykes are installed.       Whether  I hoy will stand or not, only time will  show.      The building of these dykes,  l','i however,   had the    sanction     of this  ' House.  Terrible Hit ml leap  Next turning his attention to Mr  Rowscr's attack on Mr. Harris, former Attorney-General, Premier Oliver remarked that if Mr. Farrift  could win cases stated by Mr. Bowser he deserved considerable credit  in view of the "terrible handicap!'  he was working under. During Mr.  'Bowser's administration, the government won four appeals to the  Privy Council,  lost seven and  with  drew one. Mr. Farris' record showed that he had won six out of seven  starts. The present Attorney-General, Mr. Manson, had won three  and lost two cases during his' . regime.  "And yet, in spite of this record,  the leader of the Opposition has the  audacity to sneer at his successors,"  concluded   Mr.- Oliver.���������Columbian.  ��������� Mr. Oliver .dug out some1 of the  finance' department files of 1015 to  ridicule Mr. Bowser's promise to restore the credit of., the provinc  whereas during the past few days  provincial bonds had been sold on  the market in the same terms as  Dominion issues. These letters showed that in 191-3 provincial bonds had  to be peddled through the towns of  Kansas, a brokerage commission of  4 per cent had been paid and the  underwriters had to be given a margin of several points, he declared.  I {owner Confident  "That was during the war," said  Mr. Bowser.  "Other people had to borrow during the war too," said the premier,  "but the broker's letter says that investors had not much confidence  that the funds of the province were  being handled economically and referred to tho $10,000,000 rural credit act."  The premier took one loan given  under this act where the recipient  had immediately left the province  with the $124f). The government appraiser had valued the property on  which money was loaned as worth  $4ri00, but the land settlement board  had only heen able to get $G00 for  It.' "That's like your man Jackson  of Chilliwack who made away with  $10,000,"  interrupted J. W.  Jones.  "If we made bad loans we must  have been following the example of  cur predecessors," replied the premier.  Mr. Bowser said lie was going to  reintroduce (he policy when he got  back  into  power.  "Thats what I was expecting,"  said the premier. "Does he think  the people: are going to be sympathetic to his offer of his services for  the last time as he says?"  "We'll be back just as' soon as you  dare go to the people," was Mr.  Bowser's rejoinder.  Bui-de to Rescue  The premier accused Mr. Bowser  of criticizing.. the Prince Rupert  court house expenditure and of denouncing tlie spending of money on  Delta roads when speaking in Prince-  Rupert. A remark of Mr. Bowser  in a speech in Hie north coun!.r\  that Mr. Oliver had never been able  to be elected twice in tlie same  constituency was denied by the premier. "I have heen elected four  limes in the Delta," he said, "and  it does not add anything to the prestige of tho assembly for the leader  of the opposition to be branded as,  a deliberate falsifier."  "Loud cheers from the government benches;" commented Major II.  J. Burde, who later moved the adjournment of the debate and will  speak  on   Monday.  VICTORIA, Nov. -..-^���������Following  the publication of charges in th>>.  Searchlight, the organ of the McR.-i?  party, to the effect that heavy' over  charges'^ were permitted to the contractors I'or the P. (i. Ii". completion  under the regime of Hon. John Oliver as Minister of Railways, Premier  Oliver .has intimated" his intention of  asking the .Pubic Accounts" Coinmil-  (ec to fully invesigale lhe mutt.r.  "It is my intention to go before  lhe committee as a witness and lei  l.hcni ask me everything thoy' like  just, as I did last year when Mr.  Bowser started fo circulate stories  to (he effect (lint there was some  thing wrong with our. liquor purchases," said   Premier Oliver.  Indications a-rc thai the Public  Account Coinmilt.ee will-be'the storm  cenro'of the Legislature., .General  McRae has offered to pay the '-i.<-  penses of an .independent audit, of tlie  P.O.IS.' accounts, while ��������� Premier Oliver has countered with the assurance of a. subpoena for the production of General McRae's iiiforinanr,.  10. J. Rossiter, late accountant, '"or  the Railway branch, and has also  added Mr. J. W. deB. Farris, K.C. to  (he Public Accounts Committee. Mr.  \V: J. Bowser occupies an anomalous position as he is a member of the  Committee and is between the fire  of General McRae and the Government.  WHO I\Y"!> FOR  I JO WS KITS   Tit A V Kli LT NO  KXPRXSES?  "The Premier seems to think that  f should not spend my honorarium  as Opposition leader on travelling  expenses. Yet 1 know of nothing  in the statutes' that forbids me doing such a tiling. It would be just  as reasonable for me to suggest that  the Premier use the $1,500 he receives and over and above his' ministerial salary as a gift to the hospitals... ".The $2,000 which T receive" is  lo be used as f see fit, and if I think  that I can serve the province bettoi-  by visiting various parts of the country .during the year than by sitting in  my office it is my .duty to spend it  that way. I am at any rate not iu  the habit, as' is my friend, the Premier, of putting down my expenses  on a. voucher lo be paid by the government. Why, when a minister ca;.  do (hat he finds il more profitable  to travel than stay at home and Mr.  Oliver and his associates are act  ing accordingly."  Dhawn by R. E. Johnston, ano cjbushcd by the courtsjv of "Satuhday Night." Toronto  IN- FLANDERS; FIELDS ,  An Arg'imcnt for the War Loan  -  [n Fl-uulcrs fields' I lip poppies blow    ,  Between the crosses, row on row,  That mark our place, and in the sky  ,   ,  The lurks, still bravely ���������������!��������� ���������'.���������I;;, fly,  Scarce hoiird amid die guns beicv  Wc arc the dead; short days ago  ��������� Wc lived, felt duwu, saw sunset glow,  Loved and w crc loved, and now we lie  In'Flanders fields  Take up our quarrel with the foe'  To you from failing hftiiUa wc (brow  The torch; be yours to hold it high!  n ye break faith witli us who die  We shall "not sleep, though poppies grow  in Flanders fields!  COLONIST  TUS   \|j!W  MAIVAOLXG  DIRECTOR  VICTORIA. Nov. 6.���������On Monday  morning Mr. C. L. Shaw assumed  the managing editorship of The  Daily Colonist. Mr. Charles Swayn'e  continues   as   editor-in-chief.  Mr. Shaw, who is 2(5 years of age,  commenced his newspaper work  nine years ago with the Colonist a't  a time when his grandfather, the  late C. T-T. Lugrin, was managing  editor. He started as office boy- and  later emerged as a "cub" reporter.  Ho is probably the youngest managing editor of a .prominent daily  newspaper in  Canada. '  The Daily Colonist was' established  in 1S58 and for the past twenty  years has been tlie property of Mr.  Sam   H.   Matson.  "Wonderful indeed is the jpower of tho. voice."  ���������Cicero..  The power of the voice is the success of the.tele-,  phone. 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 oik'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  PURMIKU OIJVUR 'SAVS  EARLV KLKOTION RKPORT  IS MKRIO FABRICATION  VICTORIA,        Nov.      u.���������Reports  that a general election  will  he held  in January are said by Premier Oliver to be mere fabrications of fertile imaginations'". The government  has two years more to go before an  election is necessary, and the premier's interpretation of public opinion  is that the electors are quite satis^  fied with things as they are.  W. I. C0XVKNTI0X-  TO RTR  THTELO  The Conference of Women's Institutes'; of the Lower Mainland is  fortunate indeed in having Dr. Helen  MacMurchy. Chiel of Child Welfare  Division, Federal Department of  Health, as one of the speakers. .  "Dr. Helen" as she is affectionately called by many of the eastern Canadian women, welcomes tins' opportunity of meeting the western women, particularly the mothers of children. Members or all organizations  are cordially invited to be present at  any or all sessions.  The Provincial Department of  Health has made arrangements for  an additional day, Friday, November  nth. which will be devoted entire'.--  to health problems. The functions  of Hie Fedora! Department of Health  and its relation t.o the Provincial De-  parmont will  be fully explained.  II is hoped that; as many residents  as possible will avail themselves of  this opportunity not only to hear Dr.  MacMurchy, but l.o meet her personally. As time is so short members of  the various organizations' are asked  to accent this announcement as a  personal invitation.  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTOSnRS  Phone Connection. Mission Oi'y  MT. LEHMAN  MRWVinUUJIlfi  CANADA'S I'YmRIC'iV TRADF"  Canada now takes third place, according to her population, among  the exporting nations of the world,  it is shown by figures issued by the  Dominion Bureau of Statistics at  Ottawa. Canada's exports in 1022  stood at $100.63 per capita with  only New Zealand and Australia  showing a higher percentage.  mmmmugmmmmimimmyimmm  Mrs. McLean, from Wartime  Saslc, with her little daughter, is  visiting her sister, Mrs. Raynor.  Mrs. McLean intends making an extended stay at the Coast.  ' At a special meeting of Hie W. L  directors, Mrs. Bell ..was appointed  official delegate to the Lower Mainland W. 1. conference in place of  Mrs'. Roy Lehman, whose unexpected  trip  north     prevented her    from  mson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years am*ag- the Stockmen of  the Eraser Valley. Am farSiljh*.r  with thei different breeds of U"r"e  stock and their values.  Address  al] communications  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C*  to  lipiiBtBfl|)iH^  Celery King is the thing  to stimulate t"ho liver, cleanse the  bowels, purify the blood, banish  headaches and make you feel the  joy of better health and strength.  Nature's own laxative and t������>nic  roots and herbs in Celery King.  30c and GOc packages.  iMWjmmji^ut. lu&-  Are You Coughing?  Why not relieve it this very day ?  A few dropa of Shiloh banishes that  ticklingin the throat that maddens  you. A fewdoses heal up theeore  and inflamed tissues in the throat  and really banish that cough. SOc,  fine nn<3 $1.20.    All druggists. ,  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Cathewood Kulldir.K  Phono 8001 P. O. Box CO  MISSION CITY, B. O.  attending. Mrs. Fearn is the Institute delegate and leads the discussion on W. T. work'and methods.  On Nov. 11 morning service in  the Presbyterian church will 'commence at 10:50 o'clock, so that "the.  two minutes of silence may be'observed at 11 o'clock. All services  that day will be in keeping with the  national thanksgiving. The ladles  have arranged to decorate the  church for the occasion.  Advertising  is  salesmanship  with  a multiplied opportunity. .,- .,v---tt-* !���������)-. .'.=;���������;���������;-.&-'[-. --���������  dffijffi&u:-  ' THE ABBOTSFpHD P,OST  ;j r������nm  A. R.  V.'HEN YOU   WANT  House and  Sign Painting ,  aud  General  House Repairs  Phone B4X - P. 0. Box 31  ABWOTSKORD,  13. G.  A. E. 'HUMPHREY  B.C. Lin'd Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  doom   0   Hurl   Wool*.   Chllllwucfc  Ilox   432. tJHIM.IWAl'K  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OPEN   EVERY   KD1 DAY  AIUJOTSKORD,   U.   O.  AIIBOTSKOKU,   ���������������   ������J-  VI.  AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  LfVE STOCK a Specials  P. 0. Box 94  THE DRY ROT OK POTATOES  The dry rot is common In stored  potatoes. Last winter it was very  prevalent in cellars and store houses  in Western Canada, and caused  much. loss. It is the most common  cause of storage rots in Western  Canada. -The dry rot goes deep into the potato. The surface of the  decayed part is usually wrinkled and  white mouldy growth' are often';preS-'  ent. When the potato is cut open  cavities are often present in the decayed part. There is usually" no  unpleasant odor, which accompanies  rots  caused  by  bacteria.  The dry rot is caused by fungi  which enter the potatoes through  bruises or wounds. The threads "'of  the fungus grow in the tissues of  the potato and cause the rot. The  white mouldy growths on decayed  parts are the threads of the fungus  which have come to the surface aud  which produce millions, of spores  at 97.04. Iii'July another $2,000,-  (seeds). These spores may cause rot  in sound potatoes if they reach a  place where the skin is broken. Dry  rot does not usually attack potatoes  before digging, but rather when they  are placed in cellars or store houses,  The dry rot fungus may live in vegetable matter in the soil, and tends  to increase when potatoes are grown  year after year.  The best means to prevent losses  from, tlie dry rot is to avoid bruising or injuring potatoes in digging  or in storing them. All the rubbish  or old dried potatoes should be removed from the cellars or store  houses before the new crop is stored.  It would also be advisable to spra>  the walls and other parts of the  store houses with a solution of blue-  stone (1 lb. bluestone to 10 gallons  water). Potatoes should not be  --grown in the same field year after  year,' but'other crops should be used  so that the dry rot fungus will not  increase In the soil.. The' dry rot  develops much more rapidly in warm  and.moist air, so potatoes should bb  placed In cool and dry storage soon  after digging. The cellar or store  room should be kept as cool as possible, without danger from frost.  Cool'storage is perhaps the most useful means to avoid losses .from dry  rot, I. e., about 35-40 degrees Fall-'  ��������� renheit.  The best means of preventing dry  rot.is briefly as follows:  1. Select good seed from healthy  hills or from fields that show no disease.  2. Plant seed in fields in -vincli  potatoes have not been grown for  several years.  3. Handle the potato crop carefully .to avoid injuries.  4; Remove all refuse of last year's  crop from cellar or storehouse.  5. Place the potatoes in dry, cool  storage soon after digging.���������Experimental Farms Note.  How the Jury Stood  Five days' had passed, and still  the jury wore in a deadlock. Dinner  time came, and the court attendant  poked his head into the jury room  and .asked .the usual question: "Well  gentlemen, twelve dinners as usual,  I suppose?"  "No,", roared the foreman, "brlni?  in .eleven, dinners and one bale of  hay."  Bowser Pays  His Respects  VICTORIA., Nov. 2.���������Details of  ���������how thy Oliver government had not  only borrowed $4,000,000 since last  ���������lamuiry but owed the bank $:',-  non.OOO secured by short loans, wero  laid bare in the House yesterday afternoon by 11 on. "W. J. Bowser, KiC.  Leader of the Opposition, who for  two hours flayed the administration  and concluded with a challenge to  the Premier to call a general election and test the feeling of the electorate as to whether tlie government  should bo, endorsed.  Every minister of the Crown and  their respective departments came  in for a grilling. Mr. Bowser taking  them one by one as he gave evidence of the wanton borrowings'and  inefficiency on tho part of the ministers who continue to revel in the  squaiidonnania which, if not checked, would soon bring the province to  a position facing bankruptcy.  Com men ting on (he return of  Hon. John Hart, Minister of Finance, from Europe, M>\ Mowser  claimed the brokers would not have  smother busy spell selling more  British Columbia bonds and the firm  of Gillespie, Hart and Todd would  come into their own. Asking the  question as to what the Minister's  trip was alinul, the Opposition Leader staled that a rumor was about  that il. was I'or the purpose of attending a Sinn Fein convention at  Dublin. Cables came thai tho province was to have a bank of its own  and Mint the government was going  to guaranteo Coast Range Steel  bonds. Mr. Bowser .aslcoil tho  honorable member (o onlighton the  llouso on  these subjects.  Unenviable Reputation  Aa to his recent trip through the  northern country, Mr. Bowser stated  that a man up there had remarked  that the Premier would go down into, history as (ho greatest tax collector the world had ever known. The  proud boast of the government of  having more sinking funds than any  other province was explained because they had floated more loans'.  Just as soon as the last session of  the Legislature closed, the finance  minister floated a loan of $2,000,-  000 five per cent, bonds at 95.78?,  while New Brunswick floated a  loan the same month for $1,650,000  at 97.04. In July another $2,000.-  000 loan was placed.  "Four millions since we left last  year," remarked Mr. Bowser," and  that's not "all. They are working  out their credit at the Canadian  Bank of Commerce by borrowing on  treasury bills payable in three  months. They owed the bank'$l,-  473,000 in January.-which they renewed until April 3. By order-in-  council they authorized an issue of  debentures for $500,000, which added to the bills'.at the bank, amounting to $1,973,000. Have they paid?"  -Staggering Figures  He said the government .owed  the bank on March 27, .$2,423,000  and on April 3 only $1,823,000. The  difference was paid with a three  months' note. Further sums of $25,-  000, $50,000 and $50,000 were borrowed, until on July 3 the bank was  owed $2,548,000', or ever a million  dollars more than In January.  Other amounts were borrowed,  said the opposition leader, and the  total was run up to $3,033,000. A  loan of $2,000,000 was floated and  the bank got some of this, because  on July 3'only the sun of $2,223,000  was renewed at the bank, payable  October 2.  "How did they pay?" he went on.  "By renewing and borrowing $1,-  500,000 more. On January 2 there  falls due $3,965,000; so we art  $2,492,000 worse off than we were  in January. Why? Because one of  the minister's short-term three-year  loans, which we advised against,  fell due and he had to go to the  bank last Thursday to get money to  pay it. There is no daylight ahead;  things are getting worse all the time.  The bank is owed $3,965,000, loans  were'floated for $4,000,000 and we  are $7*965,000 in the hole. And  more will be borrowed from the  bank between now and January 2."  No Wonder Taxes Go Up .  Mr. Bowser remarked that the  government still had power to borrow $11,455,000. However, every  time money was borrowed interest  had to be paid and sinking funds'  provided. It was no wonder taxes  were going up.  Mr. Bowser spoke of the reported  settlement of the Indian reserve  question and hoped that a statement  would be presented showing acreage given up.  He questioned the right of the  minister of lands to abandon provincial property, referring to the  foreshore agreement recently made.  This was a matter for the Imperial  Government, lie counselled.  "It seems rather odd to me that  the Premier cannot promise any relief on the personal property tax,  when-a delegation approached him,  but the minister of lands and Hon.  Mr. Lapointe can sit in on a hair  hour's chat and swap public properties In our harbors that wore given  us by the B.N.A. Act," said Mr. Bowser.  . He reviewed the king's speech ser-  iaturn. Mining and fishing' were  said to be good and there were no  forest fires at all. All as the result of  the  Oliver administration,  he jibed.  Mr. Bowser��������� referred to the prospective completion of .the Pacific  Great Eastern: Railway, repeating  his opinion that the line should be  finished to Prince George.  Sumas   Luke  The opposition leader said the  Sumas reclamation scheme, which  cost $3,600,000, was a failure and  now  the  farmers  affected  were    a  SEC  HHffHT  entire cost,, which (hey had anth  pated would only ho $1,500,00"  They now wanted a committee a;-  pointed to set a fair tax, on the basi.  ���������of what the reclaimed lands coui-  stand.  "What will bo the government-  policy," lie asked. "The whole thim  was a rash election promise made si  that the minister of agricultur1  could  win  his  by-election."  Mr. Bowser turned again to the  P.G.E. Railway question, saying his  criticism of the government's borrowing stopped construct'on. On the  other hand, he had voted on two occasions in favor of the completion of  the line to" Prince George. The government said in 1920 that Prlnc-j  George would be;reached that year;  they_jvere three years behind their  schedule.  "When will you build?" he asked.  "You are starting in to build roads,  bridges and public buildings and the  freight rates issue should help'*'in  an  election."  &&  NATIONAL WAY SAVES MANY HOURS  fraid' they .would have to stand the  The Youngster From the North,  Mr. Bowser then dirocted his attention to the attorney-general, who  he said ciuno info office with a  flourish or trumpets, appealing to  tlie moral forces.to watclrhis fire.  "lie reminds me of a spitting  hack-firing Ford," ho jibed. "Ho  hack-fired on the bootlegger, tho  warehouse man, on the .further export of liquor. Ho back-fired on  Stevens', going to slay him . in on'o  speech. He back-fired on the Seri-  ate'and they slow1 Inn. He was going  to make Beattly look sick. Then be  finally back-fired on the breweries.  What has it amounted to? Nothing  but gas."  Turning towards the altorn'ev-gen-  e'rai,' ho asked. "What about your  criticism of tho Dominion Trust'  when in opposition, and your promises of blue-sky laws? What about'  the terrible state of the L. R. Steel  investors? If that had happened  whon we were in power ' the rafters  would have rung with oratorical denunciation."  Ruled by Caucus  Mr. Bowser said the'Liberal caucus decided who should be minister  of public works and who attorney-  general, jvhile the Premier waited in  his office or the decision. He wondered if the caucus was' proud of  that day's work.  Other questions hurled in rapid  succession were: "Shall .we abolish,  the personal property tax? Shall we.  reduce tho amusement-tax? What  does the minister of railways do?"  "He cannot make up his mind  whether to finish the P. G. E. or  not," he continued. "First he must  make a survey along the line starting out personally to find.out something about the province. I thought  that was settled when you tock the  road over, when you contracted with  the Northern Construction Company  and when we voted you $4,000,000  in 1920 and $4,000,000 ' .more' in  1921."  Mr. Bowser said the people would  have many reasons to keep green  the memory of - the' Oliver government, a staggering debt, the Oliver  school and the Oliver town, the  quiet laying 'of the corner-stone of  the Prince Rupert court house and  the laying of the University "cornier-  stone. The latter would' be paid!  for out of the cost-plus contract of  Colonel Ryan.  The opposition leader said tho  minister of lands would go. down in  history as the man who got the  mills of Port Angeles busy sawing  British Columbia timber, which now  "gives work to many British Columbia men abroad.  "He will go down in history as the  man who spent '$4,000,000 on '-tlU  Southern Okanagan scheme and .will  not get enough returns to pay interest on the money borrowed," added  the speaker.  Mr. Bowser called the minister of  public works the' "spendthrift of the  government, the cost-plus minis'ter,"  who had yet to see any work undertaken finished within the estimate"  or within the contract price. Extra*  always cropped up and the contractor' looked after them oh the cost-  plus basis.  Mr. Bowser paid his respects to  the minister of agriculture whom he  was glad to see' back from his Old  Country "joy-ride," a trip taken  when his wards, the farmers, needed  advice and help.  "Whenever I look at my honorable friend I feel that he must be  suffering from some gastronomic  disturbance," continued the opposition leader, "and now I am su're of  it. The agent-general must have  shown him the sights of London' and  had him partake of some dish at  the "Chesire Cheese" which did not'  agree with him, as immediately upon,  his return he wanted to ;" deport our  farmers. I want tp warn him that  before the Sumas Lake farmers are  through with him he will wish ho  were south'of the 49th parallel."  More Globe Trotters  Mr. Bowser congratulated the government upon the "safe" return of  Mrs. Smith and spoke of the "excellent publicity agent" the woman  member had while abroad.  "What was her mission?" he asked, adding that Mrs. Smith was a  missionary without a policy.  "She was reaching out for immigrants about as suitable as the minister of lands' half-pay officers from  India," said Mr. Bowser, adding  that he understood through press  dispatches from Ottawa that Mrs.  Smith's "pilgrimage" was to be , an  annual one.  "Another voyageur has returned,"  he remarked, referring to Mr. Farris. "The constitution" had to be a-  mended to allow for this joy-ride to  London, but a little thing like tha  does not disturb his democratic government. 1' want to congratulate my  friend upon losing all his cases but  one."  GIVING the shortest direct line between eastern and.western cities, and not only reducing cost of  operation to the railway, but also saving many, hours,for business men travelling between eastern  .and western Canada, the Long Lake cuto'ff of,the Canadian National Railways will be ready for  operation on December 1st, it is expected. By constructing ,30 miles .of a cutoff," joining the former Canadian'Northern main line "through Ontario with the Canadian National Transcontinental lino, a saving  of 70.2 miles will be.made in the distance between Winnipeg and Montreal, while the saving between  Winnipeg and Toronto will be ,102.6 miles. Instead of having to follow the bend of the former Canadian  Northern line down to Fort Francis and Port Arthur, trains to Toronto,will-travel oyer the Transcontinental line to Nakina and thence down the cutoff to Long Lake, the most northerly point of the Canadian,Northern former main line. r Business' men travelling - to Montreal from ' Winnipeg will thus save  "iree hours and those travelling to Toronto slightly over four hours.  LtoOAL PAPER ADS  GIVE BEST RESULTS  Advertising in the . "hometown  paper is tlie' best investment a local  merchant can make. . diaries E.  Blackwell, an ....Okanagan, Wash.,  merchant, said by many to be the  most -successful .country merchant  in the state, recently expressed himself at the Unity Day conference  thus:.  "There are many lines of publicity  that the country store can use to advantage, but the one he can use lev  best advantage is his hometown paper. I venture to say that if the  money spent each year for fancy  calendars and other knick-knack  give-aways were invested (I say invested, not spent or donated) in care  fully .planned newspaper publicity,  the actual net returns to the advertiser would be ten times as great, to  say nothing "of tlie advantage the  small town paper would derive from  the additional arid muclx needed-revenue."  When merchants ��������� who know,  speak as Mr. Blackwell ��������� does���������and  all who are succeeding speak thus  ���������a newspaperman need riot feel, that  he is asking anything in the way of  a favor when he seeks the advertising support of every hometown merchant and businessman.  There isn't any use blinding ourselves to actualities. ' Carefully prepared advertising in the local paper  DOES BRING'BUSINESS TO THE  TOWN, AND "HOLDS IT. Poorly prepared advertising, or none at all, in  the local paper loses business . and  drives interest away.  Enough money is spent each season, by merchants who never use the  columns of the local newspaper, for  calendars and other advertising gee-  gaws. and doodads,, which are given  away, to pay for "ad" space in the  local paper for a whole year. Not a  large "ad" perhaps, but large enough  to. permit the. merchant to speak  to our large number of. subscribers  once a week for . fifty-two weeks.  Any.merchant.ought to be able to  see the possibilities through such a  privilege.  HOW CAN THE FARMER  DETERMINE. THE. BEST  VARIEY TO GROW  ..  The Experimental Farms throughout Canada may be relied upon to  to give valuable .advice with regard  to the most , promising .variety of  grain to grow in the district or province in which a given farm is lo������  cated.  The districts in Canada, however,  are^ so immense that only general  information ..regarding the suitability of a variety for a given district  can be given by an experimental  farm. This is especially true when  a farmer has peculiar conditions on  his.farm. It then, becomes impera-  tive that he make a further test under his own conditions in order to  determine the sort which suits those  conditions  most satisfactorly.  It'of tens' happens' that some phys-  cal  pecularity  of  the   "district  pre  vents a w problem that does not arise  In a place 4 or 5  miles away. Rust  may be had,in a small    area;    new  land  may  be coming  under cultivation; it may be hard to get varieties  with sufficient strength of straw,    on  heavy, wet,      peaty soil.    All these  are local  problems- that tho individual can solve for himself in the following way:    Write the" nearest experimental farm and obtain information as to what varieties are likely  to be most suitable;    then purchase  at least five pounds of each of these.  A  greater  quantity    however  would  be better.       Five    pounds    is    sufficient to sow- one run of seeder a-  bout 18  to 25 rods long. If it is .intended to seed down grass and clover with the grain, it is best to block  the  outside  spout   on  each   end   of  the grain drill and drive so that the  wheel follows the second  drill mark  instead of the first as is    . normally  the case.      In this way    the seeder  will cover'.all the ground with grass  seed and leave a 14 in. path between  the varieties which are seeded.  During the growing period, observations'should be made as to the  behaviour of the varieties under  test, so that by harvest time a fair  idea may be gained as to which var-  ley appears to suit local conditions  best. If considered necessary, in  order to be surer of the yield, a few  strips���������from 5 to 10 are recommended���������each one rod long, may be  cut out of chosen rows in each plot.  The heads obtained from these strips  may then be threshed and the grain  weighed. The weight of grain, so  obtained from one plot may be compared with that from another as further, evidence of lie relative standing of the' sorts tested. It does not  take long to cut the heads fr.om a  strip one rod long nor does it take  long to thresh, and for the little  trouble involved, one is able to determine what variety is .most likely  to give greatest returns under the  conditions- considered.'  The .experimental farms are always willing to give . advice and  whenever possible to co-operate in  solving local variety problems. Do  not hesitate to write ,to the nearest  Dominion Experimental Farm when  you' need advice .on a variety for  your district.���������Experimental Farms  Note.  MORE  TELEPHONES  '      PER HEAD   IN B.  C.  THAN   ELSEWHERE  British Columbia still maintains  the record among the provinces of  Canada of having the greatest number of telephones to tho population,  says Telephone Talk. According to  the"' return issued last month by the  government at Ottawa, there is a  telephone to every 6.6 persons, the  "other provinces ranking as follows:  Ontario, one telephone to 7.4 persons; Saskatchewan, 8.2; Alberta,  9.2; Manitoba, 9.2; New Brunswick,  14.4; 'Quebec, 14.4; Prince Edward  Island, 17.2.  The record has been held by this  province for a number of years, and  a .better"showing is constantly being made., The report points out  that Saskachewan lias had the greatest increase since 1914, with Ontario  next, but this only shows thai British Columbia has always been well  supplied with the telephones, and  the annual development has been  steady with the object of keeping  paco with the requirements of provincial expansion. '  When one realizes the ramifications of the telephone systems in  British Columbia, It is not to be  wondered that this province stands  well to the :front ' among the provinces of the Dominion in this respect. Telephone lines reach to ail  sections, the greatest development of  course being on the Lower Mainland  and Vancouver Island, where the per  centage of telephones to the population is quite high.  ELECTRIC  CAR  ON  RAILWAY  An electric unit car, the first of  its kind in Western Canada, has  been (placed in service between Winnipeg arid Transcona by the Canadian National Railways. The car,  which is' operated from storage batteries, permits, of a frequent regular-  service with a fifteen minute run  between these two points. It carries 100 passengers and is capable  of obalning a speed of 40 miles per  hour, operating for 120 miles on  one charging of the batteries.  The Real  Reason  English Girl: . "You American  girls have not such healthy complexions as we have. I cannot understand why our noblemen take a  fancy to your white  faces."  American Girl: "It isn't our whice  faces that attract them, my dear; it's  our greenbacks."  Comforting  Johnny: "And so, Auntie, you're a  real  old maid?"  Aunt Anna: "Yes, Johnny dear.  I'm a 'real old maid.' "  Johnny: "Well, nover mind, poor  dear auntie���������I'm sure it isn't your  fault."  The  Busy   Man  If you want to get a favor done  by some obliging friend, and want a  promise safe and sure, on which you  may depend, don't go to him who always has much leisure time to plan,  but if you want your favor done just  ask the busy man.  ��������� The man with leisure never has  a moment he can spare; he's busy  "putting off" until his friends are  in despair. But he whose every  waking hour is crowded full of work  forgets the art of wasting time���������he  cannot stop to shirk.  So, when yo'u want a favor done,  and want it right away, go to the  man who constantly works sixteen  hours a day. He'll find a moment,  sure, somewhere, that has no other  use and fix'you'while the idle man  is framing an  excuse.   .' ,  tttMMa  mil  ���������a������asi������*-��������� THE ABBOTSFORD POST  storage Service  Always prompt, polite service at White's Butcher Shop,  such 'iilenlioii naturally go with an up-to-date Cold Storage service as we give. We always want you to get what  you pay I'or.    Our service is al. your command.  i  AltitOTSPOK!) 31KAT MAKKtiT  S. F. WHITE  B.   C.   Phone   41.  Farmers' Phone 1909  c.  If you are 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     ' $15.00  which pigs must have to be healthy and thrive  J. J. SPARROW  \    Essendene Avenue  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  PERSONAL������  Three new members were added  at the regular mooting of the O.A.W.  Club held on Monday evening in the  Masonic  Mall.  Mrs. Adams of Sumas was the.  guest of Mrs. G. R. Wright on Sim-  day.  Mr. Stewart. McPhee of New "Westminster enjoyed a few holidays at  home this week.  Mr. (  mi nsler  Wo -d  II own:-(I  reached  and I ha  Spring    visited New "Weal-  on  Wednesday,  has boon  received  mm Mr.  Truthewey that he has  his destination in Ontario,  ho expects Lo be married r.-a  anJ .-.giving Day, November 12th.  Mr. and Mrs. L. Farrow, aecom -  by Mrs. I"). Iluckfir, motored,:  .ingliam cm Wednesday.  T. C. Coogan visited her sis-  s. 101 inoi- Campbell of Belling-'  lhe week-end.  Florence  McPhee  ash.,  visited   her  the week.  Wineburg   visited   her   home  Vancouver over the week-end.  Mrs.   ('has  nanird  to lie!  Mm.  ter, Mi  ham a  M is.-;  ton, \\  during  Miss  in  of Darling-:  home  here  Melnnes  ol  ,an:  Prairie  was the recent guest of Mrs.  A. Melnnos.  Mr.  Bracknian  of  Port, Albcrni, V.  I.,   has  accepted   the.  position  ler in I lie Woyal Hank.  The first regular meeting of th*?  Abbotsford Properly Owners' Association will bo held on Thursday over  ning. November   15th.  On October the 2 5th in the M.-8.-  A. l-lospilal a baby girl was born to'  Mr. and  Mrs.   Beaton  of Matsqui.  Mr. W. Roberts visited bis son,  Charlie, in Bellingham on Thursday.  Charlie, has been very ill but is reported   as  improving.  Mrs. 0. Finery of Port Alberni, V.  I. visited friends in Abbotsford this  week.  Reeve Merry field and his sister,  Mrs. Ferguson, of Mt. Lehman, attended the Orange concert in Abbotsford on  Monday evening.  Miss Elsie McPhee tendered'a very  jolly Hallowe'en party to her pupils  and their parents at ,, Whatcom recently. Hallowe'en games.'contest's,  singing and dancing were thoroughly  enjoyed  by young and old.-',  The theatre hall has'been engaged  for the annual dance and concert .at  the New Year. After the close of the  business section a very enjoyable,  social  and dance was held.  Miss Fvans is spending a Tlianks-  i/iving holiday at her home in  Sard is.  Master Warren Holly was discharg  ed from the M.-S.-A. Hospital following an operation and is progressing   favorably.  The rcL'iilar meeting of tho W. A.  r.f the jw.-c'.-A. Hospital is to bo  held on November 21st. and it. \v  roiiiiesl.ed that (hero be a good attendance, 'as business of I in port a no.'}  iii conned inn wiih ���������the bazaar lo be  held nu November the I'tllh. wi  lalcMi  up.  The   regular   nionlhlv  lhe   W.CT I',   was  held  n|" Mrs.   ' oiiey  when   f'cneral  ed the Sedro Wooley Lodge on  Thursday evening, and report a very  good   time.  The Clayburn football team are  playing the Mission team in Mission  City- to-morrow   (Saturday).  Mrs. A. M. King and daughter,  Irene, are spending a few days i'.i  Vancouver.  Seven auto loads of members' of  the Pearl Rebekah Lodge of Abbotsford attended a whist drive of the  sister Lodge at Mission City oh Monday evening. The visitors were given a. royal welcome, and had a very  jolly time.  Mrs. Joe McCallum-of Vancouver  is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. McCallum.  At tho meeting of the Wyona Clu'"  of the C. G. I. T., the members made  further plans for the arrangement  of the candy stall at the forthcoming  hospital bazaar. Tlie resignation as  secretary, was received from The!ma  Taylor, and Jessie Coogan was appointed in  her place.  Mr. and Mrs. C. McCallum of Mission City are the guests of Mr. and  Mrs. A. McCallum ' for Thanksgiving.  Miss (!. Loalham of Vancouver  was the week-end guest of-Mr. and  Mrs.   J.  Oownie.  Among   the  Abbotsford   folk   who  arc spending    Thanksgiving    at    th.������.  '���������coast   are  Miss   Flsie  McPhee,     Miss  Mutrie, Miss Wineburg,  Miss  Archibald, Mrs. Manning and Miss Gilley  Jubilee Anniversary  Held at Chilliwack  be  meet ing    of  al   the  home  on Tuesday afternoon,  business  was ' trans  acted and a social limn enjoyed.  A I, the meet ing of I lie boys' Tuxift  Club hold in the Parish Hall on  Thursday, Mr. I). (',. Durrani add reared lhe hoys on law. giving very in -  lercKling facts and information. At  lhe elc.se of the meeting the boys  enioyed   a   tranio  of  basketball.  At   the  close   of  the   Faslern   B!-..r  The Jubilee Anniversary service  of the St. Thomas Church. Chilliwack, was held on Monday evening,  when Bishop dePencier and ck-rgy  of d'.ocese were present.  An unique feature of lhe gathering was the presence of two of the  members of the church at the flint  of dedication in November 137:!, Mr.  Horatio Webb and Mr. John l.Tc-  Cutchcon, who acted as sidesmen at  the service. ..-���������-.  At the close of the service a. reunion of old and new members was  held, when many interesting stories  were told of early days in Chilliwack  and. the Fraser Valley.      ;  Rev. A. H. Priest and Mrs. Priest  of Abbotsford attended the anniversary.  STHVKNS���������CASK  The wedding of Leslie Stevens and  Pearl Case of Clayburn was solemnized at the Presbyterian Manse,  Abbotsford, on Thursday afternoon,  at -I p. in., the Rev. AV. Robertson  officiating.  Mr. Fdgar Stevens acted as best  man and Mrs. Kdgar Stevens as matron of honor. The bride looked  charming In a travelling suit of  navy blue with hat to match and carried a bouquet, of roses. After a  short honeymoon spent at  Mr. and Mrs. Stevens wi  residence in Sumas City.  the coast,  II  lake,up  ST.  ANI'JM-IWK  AM)  CALFOOV.  IAN SOCIKTV KU-'CTS OFFICIOUS  The annual business meeting and  social of (he St. Andrews and Caledonian Society was held in the'Masonic   Mall   on  Snturdnv evening.  Officers were appointed for the  coining year as follows: Hon. Pros.,  J. A. McGowan: Pros.. C. "''jill'ice;  Vice-pros., .7. Mutch; Chaplain, Rev.  W.   Robertson:      Sec.     W.   Stewart:  Thursday    evening,   the') Treas . VV.    Rod'.'ers and  in eel inn   on  members  ol  |;!e.'."-'ant!v  of  Mrs.  T  contained  monts had  was spent.  Members of the A.F. & A.M. visit  I" the Lodge were very  entertained at the horns  McMillan. The party  wolve, and after refresh-  been served, a social hour  Piner' .7.  Our.can. The executive committee  is com nosed of the following: Messrs. Illchmond. Lindores, McGillivray  Pale'"'.c,n. Heller. Cor-ts and Thompson.  It was decided    to    hold a    St.  (Andrews night on    December 1st In  ', the Masonic Hall.  i  Poultrymen Appoint  Advisory Committee  There was a large attendance of  pouliryinon at the meeting held in  the Bank of Montreal Chamber; on  Thursday, evening. The chief business ol the gathering was the appointment of an advisory committee  to work iu conjunction with- Mr. "A.  George, the local manager of the  Co-operative exchange.  A representative was. appointed  from each district, viz., Mr. W. H  Hill-Tout for Poplar and Peardonville; Mr. V. Marroway, for Abbotsford  and District, aud Mr. L. Smith to1,  the   Matsqui  district.  ,, Arrangements are being made U:  hold meetings in Peardonville and  Matsqui in tlie very near future, ai  which the managing director of tin.  Co-operativo 'exchange, Mr. G. C  Milnes, will speak. A resolution was  passed, 'which is to be sent to th:  0. C. Poultry Association, askinr  for a reciprocal tariff- between tin  United States and Canada on shipments of eggs. At the present tim'  eggs can enter the U. S. from Cauad:'  with an eight, cent duty while c^gf  coming to Canada from United  States are charged only a three coiv  duty which greatly hampers thu  export of eggs from the entire Dominion. In 13. C. at the present  time there is produced 100 l.o 120  carloads more eggs than can be consumed.  Were there a reciprocal tariff between United States and Canada  the B. C. eggs could be shipped to  Montreal and Eastern parts, where  the market is good, and the ;" ecu Is  saved on the duty would pay the  freight   Fast.  Some idea of the cfficio.nl work  of the Co-operative "exchange can  be gathered from the actual figures  given put, showing that up to the  present. ycarrnol more than 30 carloads of eggs have ever been shipped out of B. C. in a single year.  This year 100 carloads have been  exported through the Exchange a-  lone.  Poultrymen of (he district, arc  planning to exhibit al the Slh annual poultry show of lhe Fraser  Valley, which is lo be held at Mission City on November 20 to 2"Jrd  inclusive.  Mostly prize birds and utility classes will be entered from here. Mr. C.  McDiarmid of Mission City is tho  secretary this year, and all entries  are to be made not later than the-.  13th inst, all.exhibits to be in place  by tlie evening of Nov. 10th.  MAIL CONTRACT  Sumas Council  ' WHATCOM ROAD, Nov. 7.���������At  the November meeting of the Sumas  Council on Saturday the Nclles road  extension east to the " Lawson road  was established,'and also the Eld-  ridge road from the McDermot road  west to the Cole road. After discussing the correspondence with the  road along the high level dyke bank,  the council decided to proceed no  further  with  the- matter at. present.  The request of the Highway Signals Co. to erect Reflecto mirrors at  all dangerous curves was granted  without question.  The       Clayburn-Straiton road  which runs' through unorganized  country and is .kept up by the municipality and the government on a  fifty-fifty basis, is now in bad repair. As the council lias spent ������-100  this year and the government lias  contributed nothing, the clerk was  instructed to ask the Public Works  Department to make the road good  for the  winter.  A drainage scheme for Section  six was presented by Messrs. Fari-  den, Peyton and Porter whereby a  large area will be benefitted by a  ditch dug. to Sumas River, incidentally draining portions of the Maher  and   Whatcom  roads.  There is not time now to comply  with the legal notice terms of the  Ditches and Watercourses Act, and  finish the work this year. - A mutual agveenient was drawn up; therefore, on a plan to cost approximately $1720. The council undertakes  to contribute '440 ' on the completion of the ditch to the satisfaction  of its Board of Works. "'  Tlie claim of Mr. Sid Clarke, of  Abbotsford for $42 damages, was  not allowed by the council. Mr.  Clarke's cow had been impounded  and was lamed by a nail in the foot  which the owner states' was "picked  up in the pound. The evidence of  the poundkeeper not being confirmatory, the council did not accept the  bill.  Reeve Atkinson, with Councillors  Frith and Holey, will constitute the  court of revision of the voters' list  on Dec. 10. The regular December  meeting will follow the sitting of  the court immediately.  Missionary Society  Met on Wednesday  The Ladies' and Missionary Society met al the home of Mrs. J.  Hutchison last Wednesday. The  ladies decided to hold the anniiil  Thankoffering mooting on November I fllli, when special speakers will  bo   in   attendance.  * The Women's' Missionary Society  arc asking for donations of vegetables, fruit and .clothing for lh<s  ''Girls' Rescue Home" in Vancouver.  Donations are lo bo left at the home  of Mrs, J. F. Parton between the  10th and 14th of November. After  this date the articles will be forwarded to the home.  At St. Matthews Church on Sunday evening Rev. A. I-f. Priest will  preach a special sermon in keeping  with Armistice Day, and extends an  invitation to all returned men to be  present.  SEALlilD TENDERS, addrossod   lo  the  Postmaster  General,   will'be  received at, Ottawa until noon on  Friday,   the 2:$rd   November,   IDli'J  or  the conveyance of His Majesty's  Mails, on a proposed    Contract    I'or.  i'our   years,   twelve   times   pur   week  >n   the route between  Abbotsford  and Railway Station  (CI".)  'roin the 1st January next.'  Printed notices containing further  uformation  as to conditions of proposed    Contract  may    be'seen    and  ilaiik forms*)! Tender may be obtaln-  d at the Post Office of    Abbotsford,  I. C. and at the office of tiie District  Superintendent  of  Post Service.  District   Superintendent's   Office,  Vancouver,   B.  C.  12lh  October,   1'.)23.  J.   F.   MURRAY,  District Superintendent.  Lays Blame on -  The Municipality  MOUNT LEHMAN, Nov. ',.���������-  niaims and counter claims occupied  most of the time of the Matsqui  -���������ouncil's meetings at the municipal  "ia.ll on Saturday.  Mr. J.  G. Gla/.ebrook  of    Bradner  claimed  tho    responsibility    of    (ho  municipality I'or an      accident,    happening on Oct. 31.    on    tho International  Highway  near  Bradner.       lie  was driving slowly    down  when     he  ������������������aw a heap of dirt, ajioad. Two men  stood  beside this.     Thoy did not  signal   in any way, so  ho    thought the  road was clear, but ran into an open  ".ulverl.    The repair bill  was $27.f)0.  which he thought, the council should  nay.    The bill was carefully itemized  by  the New    Westminster firm  that  had  repaired  (he car and the  Reeve  ���������onsidored  many  of the    items bore  little, relation to the accident.  The municipal clerk staled thai  'ho workmen told him they had l.o  'unip for their lives when the car  appeared and had no time to g:v:  warnings.  Councillor Keay had not hoard of  the accident until the day before t.ha  council meeting and suggested an  adjournment of the claim until . he  had seen the foreman and workmen.  Tlie matter will be taken up again  at  the next meeting on  Oct.  1.  in their logging operations , at  Doiinison 'it was reported that at  company of Hindus had gone o'vei  the boundaries, of the property thoy  had leased and wero cutting the timber on road allowances and munici-  .nally owned land. Chief of Police.T.  M. Lehman, a qualified lumberman,  was sent to cruise the cut and estimated it at 100.00*0 feet.  The council, to this report, hillee"  Gunda Singh for $100. The Hindu's  excuse that he is' not responsible because he had sub-let the contract,  is not held by the councillors, wjio  intend to sue if the bill  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  <���������****  ***���������*-  OF ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Monej (oLoiin on Good Farm Mortgages  A, McCallum  &  icillors,  whe  is not paid.  "Matsqui Farmers' institute to enable  them lo make purchases of stumping  powder, is now due. Tho council,  however, agreed not to press for im  mediate payment, but expected the  institute to cover interest charges.  This has been agreed upon.  The Orange Lodge at Mount Lehman, desiring electric service at the  Orange Mall, requested permission  from the council to erect a pole line  along the Alt. Lehman road. This  permission   was   granted.  Mr. N. Nelson, having property  along the extension of the Hallet  road at Gifford, cannot reach it.  i without crossing a slough. He offered to build a bridge himself over the  slough if the council would give  him the timber discarded from several repaired bridges in the district  He..would cut stringers from Hie  woods. Councillor Mutch readily  closed in with the offer.  Constable Wilson was promised  further assistance on the Riverside  road extension if funds allowed.  The question of re-dividing ' the  wards was again discussed by the  council. The Matsqui folk, and some  on the hills, think that the dyked  area should have a ward of its own.  This arrangement could be made  only by changing every ward boundary and cutting the municipality into  five, instead of four, wards." As the  question might be controversial, the  councillors agreed to take no action  at present, but to take the voter's  opinion by means of a plebiscite at  the next municipal election.  PROMPT SKRV1CI0  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.  ^A*life?^fiFA'ftt^:;-::cP-o:ci:R"i-ES'  '^M^',  ^mmsmsmmmmmrmmmsi  sss  Board of Trade  Hears     Reports  Hiawatha Club  Entertain Mothers  The girls of the Hiawatha Club  of the C.G.I.T. entertained their  mothers at a pleasant Hallowe'en  party in tho Parish Hall, last Monday afternoon.  The guests wero entertained by a  very nice -impromptu programme,  after which refreshments were served. Among the mothers present  were Mosdanios McGowan, Knox, McPhee. Rucker,. Whitchelo, Hutchinson. MeNclly, Snashnll, Baily and  Sumner and Miss Archibald.  Miss Jessie Todd of Vancouver is  the guest of Mrs. A. Mclnne.s and  Mrs. W. Harkness during Thanksgiving.  Mrs. Pcgg of Vancouver has been  visiting her parents, Mr, and Mrs.  Wright.  Mrs. Dwight Rucker and famllv  are preparing to move to Blaine to  reside.  Mr. and Mrs. Poole of Central  Park spent tho week-end as the  guests of Mr. and Mrs. Conway.  The regular monthly meeting of  the '.Abbotsford and District Board  of Trade was held on Monday evening, Mr. J. A. McGowan acting as  chairman.  Favorable reports were given by  the convenors of the Street Lighting, Fire and Pound Committees.  In regard to the latter, it is expected  that Mr. George Gough will be ap-  polned   as  poundkeeper.  The Secretary was instructed to  notify the road foreman, V. Sayce,  that repairs and Improvements were  needed to he made to certain sections of the sidewalks around town.  A communication was. road from .tlie  Associated Boards of B. O. ���������reminding the local Board of the coming  convention of the Boards of Trade  of R. C, which is to be held in Vancouver on November lf>, 10 and 17,  and which will be attended by'Tepn?  seiital.i'vcs of the Abbotsford Board.  The regular meeting in January,  which is the annual meeting, will  take the form of an open meeting, at  which speakers from outside points  will take part.  In reply to an enquiry, made by  Secretary, H. Why, in regard to the  beet sugar industry in the Fraser  Valley, a. letter was read from the  Provincial Department, stating that  as yet no experiments had been made  in the Valley as to the sugar contained in the beet crops. The information was also given that a beet  sugar factory necessitated a very  large investment, and that at least  18,000 acres of beet crops would be  needed for its substance.  A motion was passed endorsing  the stand the Abbotsford Property  Own'ers had taken in regard to Village Incorporation, and promising  support and 'co-operation in furthering the project.  A resolution of sympathy to Mrs.  Peck and family was also passed.  HOSPITAL DONATIONS  FOll     OCTOBER  The following donations have  been received at the hospital during  October and are .herein gratefully  acknowledged: '  t. ���������  Flowers, Mrs. Millard: ducks, Mr.  W. Wells; grapes, Mr. Fooks; fruit  and vegetables, St. Margaret's  Church (Bradner Harvest Homo':  cream and chicken, -Mrs. A. Goldsmith (Aldergrove); flowers, Mrs.  Zeigler; vegetables and potatoes,  -Mr. A. Ostrum (Gifford); honey,  Clearbrook W. I.; game and apples,  Mr. W. Wells; old linen, Mrs. A. McPhee; apples, Mr. Lovedar; apples,  Mrs. N. Nelson (Pine Grove);  flowers, Miss Rodgers; tomatoes,  Mrs. Thornthwaite (St. Nicholas);  $3 tor nursery supplios, Mrs. McGowan.  Rev. Mr. George of Central Park  visited at tlie home of Mrs. and  Mrs. Conway this week.  Mrs. Stanley Ney of Vancouver  has been visiting her aunt and uncle,  Rev^ W. and Mrs. Robertson, at the  Manse.  '%.


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