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 *-l  '1 'J  K?  *���������'.$������  m  M������  %m  |gFf  1 * 3khz  11}  ^n  S3r������  - * nH  Sp  \ fin  s *  /if  'J.'ffi  K-vT  ,;,t k|  Bf_  ^  With which is; incorporated "Tee Huntingdon Star"'  -1.    BJ  an.*;  ISO  Voi, XIX., No, 2,  ABBOTSFORD. B, C.   FeIDAY.'Nov.   21,1919  $1.00 per Year  .   PHONICS:  U.  C.���������3(5       Farmers' ^Residence  S������M  AUTOMOBILE  'KBPAIK8   ami   ACCKSSOIUKS,  jCAKS  FOR   HIRE,  DAY  OK  NIGHT  K. &. GARAGE  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  KXPERT MECHANICS & CAREFUL DRIVERS  WE HANDLE  Oxy-A<-������tyl������iie < WrMlitR  Tirex,  (iiiH(>llii������  mid   OilH  Genuine  VorA  l'urtu  1111(1  AH Hindu of ltci>ulrs  ,'1'OULTKV KAL-SINCJ KXI'-LAiNKP  '     AT THE LOCAL CHlCt^JN SHOW-  PER5GNALS  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  OVERLAND AGENCY AND  SERVICE STATION  " Now that the Victory loan has been put over the top once a-  gain and the government at Ottawa is practically on easy street  in regard to money for credits for the Dominion for the coming-  year, would it not be one of the very best ideas on earth for the  Union government to take up" in detail the' question of the soldiers' gratuity and pension, and .settle it for once and .all. There  is no-precedent for the government-to go .by, and it is expected  that Canada shall do as much if not more than any of the other  countries for her soldier boys, because, ns'the government claim  in their Victory Loan literature "of all that; went in the war  (front the beginning) Canada is the on;;- .one to come out of the  struggle stronger than she went into it." and the manner in  which our government deals with our. soldiers might be taken as  'a barometer of the government's confidence in the future or the  country' The powers at Ottawa must remember that the Ban  name of Canada is writ high among nations" and no more glorious opportunity awaited any country than the opportunity oi  dealing generously with her soldiers. 'Canada's proud pre-eminence in war work' has been our boast and pride and now that  the temporary credit has been granted by the people to finish  the job financially, the government can surely take enough time  to consult the wishes of the returned soldier boy, and if possible  to grant those wishes to the men who gained for Canada the  'proud pre-eminence in war work,' and helped to save our country. ' ,  Some of our politicians said that our country could not afford to pay such large gratuities. Well, had the Allies not won  the war, Canada would undoubtedly have had to raise many,  many times $600,000,000. The politicians, the representatives  of the people may forget that fact. Six Victory loans have been  put over the top representing many millions of dollars, why not  put over a seventh loan for the soldier gratuity and the soldier  pension. The security is all right���������the security for this loan'  would be just as good as it was for the sixth Victory loan and the  government would not only 'square its conscience' but in the  seventh Victory Bonds would have the safest securities. As to  security "if you were to board a train at Halifax or Vancouver  <and ride for 3,500 miles across this broad country���������you would  jsee something of the security behind the Victory Bonds. You  would ride for a week���������but even then you would only sec a narrow strip of Canada's hundreds of millions of acres���������a coun try-  nearly twice as large as all Europe. You would-see���������the farm  find forests, the prairie and plains, the mines and the mills, the  docks-and the elevators, the steamers and the railroads, the  cities, tlie towns���������all this is the security behind your Victory  .���������Bonds"���������the .bonds that will pay for the soldiers' gratuities and  pensions. It would be one of the world's premier investments.  Th'u's we all might dwell on the security of any amount (hat the  tsoldie/'s would receive. Our country is 3,500 miles wide and  1 400;m'i'les deep, contains 2,386,985,395 acres, all that grows on,  or is built' on-���������or can be mined���������from this tremendous productive area���������Vvpuld be behind the security for any Victory Bonds  that might be-raised to pay the $2,500, or other requests.  The soldiers have done their duty, either voluntarily or by  request. That this duty has been done well the individual mem-  bersof the government ca ntstify, as well as the people from the  Pacific to the Atlantic. Why then should not the claims of these  brave soldiers, when almost unanimous request is made, be very  seriously considered. The soldiers gave the government a long  time to voluntarily come forward and make a grant, but as that  was not done, the request was wired from one district after another to Ottawa. When the request went out foj^tt^JSJ^iS?'  TconHrmeT'oTPaie^^  ^J^w^'''-''  An interesting display to poultry  men -in. connection with tha poultry  show^a't-tlie; agricultural ;hull this  week; is'-'-JLh'&'f-in charge ol! Mr. T. A.  Benson, of (he Poultry Branch of the  Dominion Department of Agriculture  The chart s show the grading of eggs  into extra, and grades No.-- i, 2 and '.I  showing their value and weight per  case and other information of benefit to those who go in for poultry.'  An analysis of the white and the  yolk of the egg is also shown indicating its food value, a matter which  the consumer is interested in.  , P. E. Island, the home of the egg  raising circles is taken as an example  of what can he done in the egg business. Circles are established all over the island. In 191G $2G0,00 was  exported from (lie island,and Mr.  Benson, who is an authority on egg  industry in Prince Edward Island,  ���������says the government was very conservative in placing the export at -thess  figures, and he also says that tho industry has grown considerable since  that, date on "The Island."  He explains-that the department  investigating,'and with a groat deal  of success, into the best methods of  production and the .selection ot laying hens, being a>ie n-a-w >Vteli how  ! many eggs a hen will lay in the sca-  | sen. They are sending out men. to  educate the poultry raiser along flics.?,  lines.  Mr. B-enson has a little room alongside his charts where he gives instruction in the candling of eggs and  before the show is over th-?re is like-  iy to be a contest with a prize or two  attached.  The exhibit is a most creditable  one and the Minister ot Agriculture  Mr. S. P. Tchnie, deserves grsat  credit, showing his interest in this  'branch of agriculture, in ssnding  such excellent information to be at  the disposal of tlhe poultryman: and  under the guidance ot such a capable-  man as Mr. Benson, who is energetic  in his explanation of the facts.  Among  some  oi   ihe  visitors  las.  week end. were Mr. Stswart McPhe  Miss  Christina" McFlioo, .Miss Hawn  Miss  Vera Hunt   ,and     Mr.   . Rcber  Trethewey.  Mr.     Howard     Trethewey     v Is: tec  Vancouver last week end.  Mr. I'Yed Parton has a uosition������\vitl  the Kcit Portage Milling Company o:  Vancouver.  Miss Lamb visited her sister 'Mrs  Swift last  week end.  Mrs.- Thomas visited, Abbotsford  on Tuesday.  ' Mr.   Crockett  had  his  hand- badly  cur. at the mill on Monday.  Mr. Arthur .Taylor was in an  auto accident in Vancouver and is  home until he is fully rceovered.  The Ladies' Aid met at the home  of Mrs. Mathews on Wednesday after  noon. There was quite a largo gathering.  Mr. Frank McCallum has gone to  Vancouver to fake a. course and Mr.  Harold Walters' is" now filling his  place in Mr. YVhifchclo's store.  Mr. B. B Smith left on Monday  and Mr. DesMa/.es has full charge  now. Mrs. Dcsmazes has arrived  from Westbridge, her former homo  and 'likes this climate muoh betiGillian tho cold weather.  The Women's Auxiliary of tho G,  W. V. A. held a mooting on Monday  atlornoon. Twenty-seven joinocl. An  other meeting will be hold next. Monday afternoon in the Alexandria hall  at  three o'clock.  Mr.'Leary's brother is in the flour  and feed store with him.  Mrs. Ala.usoti was a. visitor in Ab-  i)0!������foi<l   tills   week.  Mrs. Dan lOmery has been in town  this week collecting for the New  Westminster orphanage. The home  .is not large enough at present and  there are still children who need a  home.    Jt is a god cause.  Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. YVcolgar  from Crawford Bay, sister and njice  of  Mr. Sidney    Wool gar    were    the  guests of Mr. and Mrs.  Zeigier    on  J Sunday last.  ! The W. A. of the G. \V. V. A. whist  i drive did not nearly reach the expect  ! ations last Friday night, althcugn  : there was a good attendance. The  inclemency of the evening was not  Inaved by ail who wished to go.  11  down. Tliey were also visitors to  Vancouver on Tuesday and "Wednesday this  week., ���������   ���������  Miss Grace Kennedy was home last  wetrk end.  Song service in ths Presbyterian  church next Sunday. '  .;  Next Saturday afternoon there will  for the school and the teacners as-k  foi any books or good magazines to  jo donated to the school.  Mrs. "Whitchelo and Mr. Longfel-  '6\v supplied the music for the dance  after the whist drive, which lasted  on til twelve o'clock.  The next whist drive of the W. A.  :.-f the G. VV. V. A. will be held in the  new club'rooms, in all probability.  The road at St. Nicholas nas*  the  property of Mr. White and Mr. Groat'  leading to the new cemetery is being  greatly improved under the superintendence of roadmaster Mr. .]. J! Pace  The cemetery has undergone a very  groat deal of improvement, flu: trc.<-s  fuimps 1 ave disappeared and the  g.-'>,.;r.f|- levelled.        .. -:  ���������A social was held in the St.. Tauls  church Huntingdon. The church was  well filled and the proceeds go fo tho  church fund. Abbotsford was well  represented there being present Mr.  and Mrs. Barrett, Mr. and Mrs.  Dbwuio, Mr. and Mrs. Whitchelo, Mr  iYlcGowan, Mrs. Fby, Mrs. Coots, Mrs.  Mc.lnnis. Mr. Colin Kraser, Mrs.'Hannah Praser. Mr. and Mrs. Biggs, Mr.  Cannichaol. Mr. and Mrs. MoMenemy  Mr. and Mrs. Woolgar, Mr. Browning  Fvelyn and Harold' McMencmy and  others. The programme was an excellent one.  Mrs. Groat is visiting in Vancouver  Mr. McMaster is in Seattle this  wt'ek. '     ; ���������- ���������  Mr.   Longfellow  is     visiting    near,  Seattle for a  few days and Mr. lior-  ���������oughs from Bellingham is relieving.  H Will Ilo All Wright  Mr. George It. Wright of��������� the Abbotsford Garage has rented a nous 2  and will move his family here.  Mr. J. C. Morrison, the new  dentist for Mission City, who  went to Ashcroft to settle up  his business, writes- that he is  very busy rushing through work  to get away. We would not  at all blame him for wanting to  get away from that icicle cold  climate where one's chin is  likely to trouble him when  sleeping, unless he has it covered. He will not only find a nice  climate in Mission City but a  lot of people waiting for him to  come here.  Mr. Silns Yeonians has sold bin  properly al the corner of I ho Sfavi:  Lake road and Washington SI roof to  Mr. Purdy, formerly of Nieom?n Island, and will move Lo the coast for  tho winter.  A public tea will .bo-held, charge  25-cent s, proc������odw to��������� buy materials  for the making of hot drinks for Mi6  children from a distance who alUmd  school during the winter luouihs.  All interested please come .and -help  along with this scheme; also'anyone  having spare books for the school library, will do the boys and girls a  favor by donating them lo the school  They will be received  by.Mrs.  King.  O OO    Q ���������-,  ���������p a <j - o O  fables of whist were played,  was taken in to go towards furnishing the new club rooms. Miss Laxrun  and Mr. Shore received tha 1st prises  and Mrs. McPhee and Mr. Culleeon  the consolation prizes.  ��������� The first musical festival was held  in New Westminster last Friday in  St. Patrick's hall. The Misses S'teede  attended  if and  had one little pupil  A movement which is already meeting with success, is' on foot among  the many friends of Jimmy Dov/nie  t. o present him with "some tangible  token of their appreciation. This  movement was endorsed at the last  meeting of the Soldier's Welfare  League, which made a contribution  from its funds, and has also the support of the G. VV. V. A.  Subscriptions are now being received by Reeve McCallum at his office,  and the list will be kept open a few  more days.  Messrs Jonathon Fraser of Vancouver and Donald Fraser of Chiliiwack, were home over Sunday.  CiKTTINK    I'.KADY-  JfOH   XMAS  This wisa little girl  heard her mother  read our ad last  ���������week, and she decided io write Santa  a letter. She sayr/  Dear Santa Claus:  This is to fell you  that I want -i buz,  Doll, a doll caiviago  and a book. Kindly leave them ��������� at  Kvhltchelo's stor->  and mother will call  for them.  Tours truly,  ELS IF.  Mr. Prod Brownie visited his horne  in Vancouver over Sunday.  Mrs. Clarence McCallum of Mission City, spent a few days with her  mother, Mrs. Ityall.  Mr. A. G. Parton. of Vancouver,  was a week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs.  Parton.  Stock of TOYS of every description is now  ���������complete���������DOLLS, TOYS, BOOKS, etc.  DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Etc.  Dressmaking,  (Irossjiuikor.���������  li.   C.   Phono,   4  fine   and   plain   sewing by  a capable and  qualified  -hum ire   nil   Pry Goo<l������ Department.  Farmers'  Phone   1007  r? PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  'MHR  ' THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 1919  The Victory Loan���������  The Victory Loan campaign  is over and Canada' has done  well in subscribing about double  of what was asked from her.  i'n reviewing the loan campaign one cannot say .that (he  government, was. playing, politics to any great extent while  the loan was before the people,  in fact the .Loan had a hard  road to hoe���������many things combing up that made the government of the day unpopular by  its acts, among these being the  demand of the soldiers and tlie  purchasing of a railway, in face  of the fact that the government  claimed that it was hard up.  In making the investment  the people of Canada have  shown that they are truly- loyal to their country, no matter  if the government does not do  as a great many people wish.  The people believed it was necessary to retain the credit of  Hie country and establish credit  therefore they subscribed���������did  come through with about double  what was asked for. it is now  up to the government to bo as  economical as possible and not  go to the people with loo many  loans.  getting new settlers to this little town of ours and to the surrounding district. We know it  has brought settlers, and ���������more  will come on the strength that  tlie same policy will continue  in the future as in the past, but  with (he growing need there  must be more   accommodation.  t'KLTJ? GROWIIVG  JN MANITOBA  ��������� The- Ontario farmers government has assumed office but  some of the ministers have not  seats to sit in parliament on.  The question of providing scats  for these members will necessitate some of the present members deciding not to remain in  parliament. . What will be done  about this ? Will the old policy  of compensation to a retiring  member 1'cr another to be elected, be followed ? Here is  where the Liberals and Conservatives were ahead of the U. F.  0. policy���������a little patronage  could be handed out, sometimes  it was called 'pap.'  U. F. 0. is interpreted us For  Ourselves.  Our Educational .System���������  Great changes have taken  place in the educational system of the province, especially  in the matter of building of  schools. With our former government when a school was  wanted request was made by  the people through their trustees and after the usual formalities the building .was erected  and the government paid the  bills.  With the present government  the policy now appears to be  that the government gives the  people'the privilege of of building the school, assisting to the  extent of one-third of ihe cost  ol! flic building.  In the case of a high school  building for Mission City this  should be changed somewhat as  for Mission City the govern-  in out collects the taxes, with  the exception of the school tax  which tiio people as a pan of  the Mission School district pay.  A high school of six rooms it  is ZL.i6 would cost about .$30,-  (���������(���������0. which means iltat a money  bylaw for .*20.000 would be  vu!<-.d on by (.ho people ar.d I his  would be raised by direct taxation. If the governmc-nf will  not build the school a( their  own expense, then it will mo.-"it  liii'dy he up fo (lie people to  do (he building.  If the children of tho district  are to be educated then there  must be schools with school  toucher:-;. The hoys and girls  must be comfortably sheltered  during the schol 'hours. What  ���������are we going to do about it?  There are many new settlers  coming info the province and ii  would seem that the present  system of providing new and  letter schools will/work a hardship on the people, and be a  deferran! (o new settlers, especially when ihe government  is now boasting of a surplus at  the end of the present year.  The Kaiser in Holland seclusion must see anew the patriotism of the people of Canada in  having subscribed so generously to the present victory loan.  Not that it makes any difference to him now, but he sees  that the people are not as uu-  ioyal as he was told they were  before the war.  Proportional representatio u  will again be the orthodox  method of electing the Mission,  reeve, councillors and school  trustees. The present council  who are just as safe under tho.  P. It. representation as with the  old method, see no reason for  changing. King still has his  thumb on that august body and  ihe system of last year will o-  gain prevail. Perhaps when we  get real well used to it we may  ijfce it helix-r.  Put how would ii be- if the  provincial government should  adopt the idea of proportional  representation in provincial elections, and group for election  purposes Dewdney, Delta and  Chiliiwack fo elect three representatives for parliament at  Victoria, how would it work out  for representation ? To be elected John Oliver, who stands  :u well in Delta and Chiliiwack  we am fold, would got elected,  and the other two representatives might be elected - either  from Delia or Chiliiwack; or  one from each. Then Dewdney  would be without a representative. No worse than at present  we hear one of our readers say,  but with the -present system  when the next election is over  we all hope things will be differ  cut, but a change of system  might make it always that way  ���������-unrepresented, or misrepresented.  From a fruit growing standpoint, the present   season   has  been  a particularly favourable  one in. Manitoba.      Practically  all  classes -,of fruit,    including  wild fruits, 'have   borne    vcr.j  heavily.    The yield in the College orchards has    been    ven  satisfactory and has served t<  demonstrate very   clearly, th  fruit growing, possibilities   o  the province.  Strawberries' have been a  especially good crop. The Jim  bearing varieties. have yield,  fairly well, but the ever-bearing  varieties have yielded very  large .crops of berries of excellent quality. The long bearing  season of this latter class renders them particularly well suited for Manitoba-gardens. Of  the June bearing varieties the  Bederwood and the Dakota are  satisfactory. In" the everbearing varieties only the Progressive has been grown at, the College. The 10.1.7, a variety originated in Minnesota, and the  Americus are also good.  Currants, both red and black,  have yielded well. The currant  can be grown, practically anywhere in Manitoba. The greatest drawback being; the injury  done to the leaves by the rav:  aires of the Currant Saw Fly.  The Red Dutch and Fay's Prolific are hardy,varieties.  The crop of raspberries ��������� has  been good a nd the fruit of gooci  quality. ��������� Abundance , of rain  during the harvesting season  tended to increase.the yield and  maintain the quality of the fruit  The Sunbeam has proven to be  a very hardy variety, and produces a berry of good quality.,  The yield of native plums was  particularly heavy and the fruit  of good'quality. Growing or,  the College grounds are a number of selected native seedling  plum trees. .'��������� These trees were  in full tfearfiig this year, ,and  their crop, has demonstrated  very clearly that plums ol good  size and quality can be grown  in Manitoba. From 50 to 100  lbs. of fruit have been taken  from each tree.  The yield of apples was also  good particularly the crab-apples and the Satuiders hybrids.  Many of these are not much  larger than crab-apples, but are  fruits of very fair quality.���������Tlie  Horticultural Department of  Manitoba Agri. College.  AJ'-^oiNTrvJibft'T ok \va lit;ks  IS IMiOTKSTED L5i SOLDIERS  So the or.iy objection wo  have against the Mission council carrying on under the P. R..  is that like a dreaded disease it  may. spread.  ft. has been the.boast of this  district in (he past that we had  good school accommodation  and it was an enticing point in  Politics make strange bedfellows, 'tis .said. Just think  what a hot time the Grits and  Tories of Ontario will have in  Ontario against the lis For Ourselves party !  Port Ccquitlara,  Nov.   15.���������A sick  visiting committee composed of movn-  bevd of the local G. VV. V. A. and or  I hi- hid it3 of the auxiliary "w.is l'oi\r. ���������  e<i  at n meeting of the Port Con.uir-  h'tiu  branch on Thursday uitjht  'a.si  Tl.ii- ]'i-<"indent nominated Secrefyrv C  Davies.   Comrade   K.   Cn-mpl^M     and  hiir-fch't as the first coir, run ti.e.  Af',--r some discussion oa th.1. gratuity question, it was resolved'lo re  f[u:;sf  iYlr.  Si-acey.   ?.l.   ������-'-..  to  address  Ih2 G. W. V. A. and explain his psr-  s;.:ial attitude definitely.  A communication from the Mission  command ashing the Port Coquillam  In audi to join in their protest a-  gahist tho appointment of ATr. W'air-  er::, M. P. P.. for Yale, as appraiser  and land valuer for Dewdney riding  when there were returned men capable of fulfilling the duties available  was read and endorsed.  Mr. Cheale for the'social, committee reported a recommendation to  hold a masquerade ball at ihe end of  the month and the proposal was approved. '     ;  Mr. Bigelow drew attention to tho  fact that the council had funds on  liRiul to build three more houses under'the soldiers'  housing-scheme.  "���������������������������������n������ mumi^jjiannapw.nm'iiwwM  11  ,ti.|  <3, .  TELE  E  The number of telephones in the province has been increasing rapidly of late, :and naturally, particularly in the  cities, there is more telephoning. ��������� With many more users,  it is no wonder.that .telephones are more often in use. This  may be one of the'reasons why Central says, "Line's busy,"  more often than formerly. Remember it is easier and more  convenient for Central to complete,than to tell you the line  is busy.  BRITISH  WMBIA . TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  ��������� Pains in right aide, radiating to  back,.shoulders, under shoulder blade  nnd across hips. Avoid these through  the use ot .Hcpatola (?fi.5() trcal-  monf).     Information -on   request.  Sole   Manufacturers  MRS. GKO. 8. ALMAS  ~>'?A   -1th   Avenue,  North,  Saskatooon  in. Atkinson  General Auctioneer and   Live  Stock. Specialist.El  ������������������~cs  23 years among tlie Stockmen of  the Fraser Valley. Am fainilar  with the different breeds of live  stock and their .values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chiliiwack, B. C  Dr.G.A.PolIard  Dentist  j,������������������_  <������!$������ HASTINGS Street, W.  (Over C.P.K. Tick.   &  Tel.  Oflieufl)  van ecu via i       -       n.o.  It Ih ahviiys well to write or phouo  for  apt)olnttiiciila  L. DASHWQOD- JONES  BAimiSTER   and   SOLICITOR  30f> Rogarg Rldg;. Vancouver  Counsel, J. Milton Price.  J. II. JONES  .  Funeral  Director  .MkW-.tBei.*-..-*-  KXSMxjrse^ruenaaiMi;  AGENT   FOR  HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  SfprTTTmn ,T^^insmSzsmns^^s^^^^Si&By^^^iS^  Oct.   your   (.'liriytm-.iH   .Htiitlonery      (it  J-i-UKcr   Viilley   Kiicord   OHiec.  the  One of SWs Latest Jokes  Two strangers in Matsqui,  one named Stone, and the other  named Wood, saw one of the  pretty damsels coming along  the street. Simultaneously the  two men stopped talking, and  Wood turned to Stone and Stone  turned to Wood, and both turned to rubber.  MODELS WILL B E IN SHORTLY  BE-SURE  To see them as there are some fine improvements, such as:  .New Type Spring Hangars.  New Type Upholstery.  New Type Dashboard Arrangement.  The enamel is baked on this season.  We are running our new Garage at the  south end of Horne A venue next week.  HEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  _ .i-i.'  \h  *w  ���������m  .1>J  -I  w  \:;t  ^!^ f >  '''SB  isp.  ll  BR*  I  &-m  ff  *i*m  Sw.'  v - v*    ���������HO  ' ������������������������     Mi  ' <3,w  .I-].'  &  'I  ���������ff  d.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THftEtS i  FINANCES OP B. CI  REV  The following is dated from Victoria and appears in an up country  Liberal paper so it must be correct:  When -the' present administration  took office in the waning days of 19 L t>  British   Columbia's  financial  enue received duing the eight months j tire minister  takes his review  up to,  to November 30, 191 G, except a. very   the time- lie took  ofilco in  the sum  nior of 19 1.7 and refers to the fact  tlmt it was necessary to obtain the  ioan   ol" $,'1,000,000   to   mot   pressing  smalf' balance,  were expended.       In  other words, the, debt of the province  was  enlarged  to  the  extent  of  $2,-  000;000 ' with   current   and   accrued   delicits left  by  the pevious adminis-  liabilities amounting to  $1,063,98G.-   trillion.    .11 is .also  noted     the    the  condit-jG8   not shown  on  the  books at that   best .rate  at   which   the   government  ion was anything but an inspiration I date.    The  balance  on  hand,  there- j'could borrow, at that time was 7 si-2  lor'a new government.    It .was suffer ��������� fore,   when   lire  present  administra-! per cent, and on that account if was  tion took office did not exceed $1:3 4','-' thought well to wail for a more i'a-  G74.C2,  and   out  of  that amount,   if , \orable market.     Early in 19 JS', bow  ing from tlie effects of a programme  which had failed to take into account a period of commercial depression. Moreover, the obligation  of war imposed exactions that aiu:  to the general embarrassment arising  'out of a depleted treasury. While  these1 are facts, well known to the  people of British Columbia it is inter  esting to note the progress that has  ' been made and now recounted in an  official summary Just authorized .for  publication 'by the Hon. John 1-1 art,  minister of finance in the Oliver gov-  ���������crnmenl.  In his general review of the situation Mr. Hart points to the fact that  at the end of the fiscal year' 1915-  1916-the' late government found itself facing the necessity to negotiate  a loan of $2,000,000. hut the proceeds from this���������all the cash on hand  on March 3 1, .1 9 1 G���������and all the rov-  was promptly discovered, $100,068.-  37 represented the deposit io. the account of the province in the Bank of  Vancouver then in liquidation. That  is to say all the cash in the treasury  al that time 'was $54,-188,25 ' .with  which to meet not only the liabilities  already mentioned but also a payment six weeks later of nearly one  million dollars as interest on c-the  bonds of the Pacific Great Eastern  Uailway Company.  It is a matter of public record that  there had boon a succession of delicits and spending in excess of revenue  which had increased the public debt  by $12,000,000 from J 9 I'1 t o 19 17,,  and tlicre were also very heavy overdrafts al. the Canadian Bank of Commerce both on curnant and special  overdraft accounts. From ibis period  ever the financial needs of the province were, taken up with fin; dominion govrtnnmnt and a loan obtained from Ottawa amounting to ?3.-  000,000 al 6'1-2 per cent, on the understanding .that ihe money would  be repaid at ihe earliest opportunity  In addition lo (his a further million  dollars were, borrowed at a little  over 6 3-1 per cent. ' .    ,  Tho loan'' from the, Dominion government was effected in June, 19 18,  and immediately applied to Ihe !t-  (|iiidalipn of (he province's ir.debted-  nosK lo the Canadian Manic of 'Coin-'  inerce on account of old deficits. Just  prior to this'the premier and Air.  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"THE ART OF TRAPPING" ia NOT a supply cata-  log���������btit a real Trapper'a Guide containing information  '  'inestimable value to any trapper.    It will guide, and  p Ihs experienced trapper and teach the beginner the  art of successfully trapping the North American Fur-bearers.   No trapper or Fur collector can afford to-be without *  this great book.  Send for your copy at once.  - .A.'B. SHUBERT,;im  .' ThE LARGEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD DEALING EXCLUSIVELY IN  HORTH AMERICAN RAW FURS  32-'+  DONALD ST., WINNIPEG, CANADA.  ii  WITHOUT   OBLIGATION   SEND ME"  ���������5>*%  N  T or  THE BEST AMD MOST COMPLETE   TRAPPER'S   GUIDE   EVER PUBLISHED  and keep nte^posied on Raw Fur Market-  Conditions during the Fur Season oF 1919-1920  anie.  lost Office.  Electoral   @  District    ���������  (fL������/>SE PMNT MME)  m8^&ZBEW*i&Ewi&aa&ag������  for income tax.    The" result "is shown  in an increase in the collection iOf in-  000,000   G   per   cent,   ten-year   cold  bonds. The highest bid of four, how-  ov.or,   waa   9-1.7S   for   $500,000   with . come tax from $29(1,SO 1.75  in -10 16-  an option on the balance at tho same    17  to  ?G7(),l!S3.2fi  in. 19 17-1.8..   The  figure.     This   would   have   meant  an  interest charge of a little under'(lo-'-l  a*.-rears ol! general and school tax at  the end of  1010 aggregated over $4,-  per cent, but it was not considered j 000,000 running as far <back as 1897  a good ofl>;r. tn consequence no bids; During 1917 the special- collectors  were accepted. Nevertheless, in the [gathered in arrears to the tune cf  months following, Mr. Mart empha-'i $353,511.83 and, in 191S, $1.7 5.-  ���������3i/;es,   financial   houses   from   time  to": 076.20.  time volunteered bids, none of which: Mr. Hart points out, too, that by  -.vers looked upon favorably; but in ; the employment of special auditors  ail of which there \v;-.s evident a' greater uniformity i sshov/.n to havp,  growing confidence in the manag:-1 been obtained in the making of in-  me-nt of the affairs of .the province corns tax returns, while this part of  a nd a gradual improvement of tho ' the work- of the Taxation /3ranch has  market.     Eariy  this year ihe  minis- i been   instrumental   in   adding to' tho  (1)' C. P. O. S. Empress of France.  (3) A Part of a First-Class Bedroom Suite.  (2)  A Corner of the First-Class Card Room.  The latest addition to- the great  floei of C.P.O.S. Steamships 'which  ply between Canada and practically  al! the important ports of call in the  world is the "Empress of France."  before the war popularly known-as  the ,SS. "Alsatian" and one of the  ocean grey hounds between Canada  and Liverpool.   The vessel has been  reconditioned since the war ceased  and recently completed her maiden  trip to Quebec under her new name.  The photographs here reproduced  give an adequate description of her  interior arrangements and fittings,  and will compare favorably with the  great Leviathans in this respect.  The "Empress of France" has a  length of 600 ft.;- beam 72 ft.; depth  (to D deck) 54 ft. 6 in.; and a tcn-  .nage of 18,000 gross. A striking peculiarity is the cruiser's stem, which  imparts a warlike appearance to the  vessel. Her war record is one to be  proud of.  The "Empress of France" a3 the  S'.L "Alsatian" wa3 requisitioned for  war purposes under Royal Proclamation Immediately on her arrival'at  the port of Liverpool, midnight on  the 6th August. 1914. After completion of discharge, the entire removal  of all passenger accommodation and  o'her woodwork, she was armed with  8-6 in. guns, commissioned and  manned bv a naval crew under Ihe  command 'of Captain V. Pbillimore.  D.3.O., and was attached to tho lO'.h  Cruiser Squadron on northern paired  duty, sailing from Liverpool on August 15th. at wh'rh port she has Iron  based during Uk ��������� ntlre period cf her  commission,        ^  From August to December, 1914.  she remained as above stated, but in  December she was made Flag Ship of  the Squadron to which she was attached, and Vice-Admiral Sir Dudley  R. S. Do Chair, K.C.B., M.V.O., hoisted his flag, which flew up lo March,  1916, when he was succeeded by Admiral Sir Reginald G. Tupper, K.C.C.,  C.V.O., who was succeeded in Novcm- j  ber, 1918, by Rear-Admiral C. VV.  Keighley Peach, under whose flag J  she terminated her commission as an  Armed Cruiser. s  The Squadron to which she was attached, and later became Flagship of,  consisted of 24 vessels, the majority  of which were Armed Mercantile  Cruisers. The duties of the Squadron consisted of tlie stopping of  vessels, boarding them and examining their papers, and should'on examination fhoy prove to be at all of  a suspicious nature, a Naval Officer  was placed in charge and they were  taken into a United ..Kingdom port  for closer examination. This similarly applied to any members of the  passengers or ���������crew." as each and  everyone had'to give a satisfactory  explanation as to their hatioual'ty  and business. Available reeo;d  show that in all the Squadron intercepted 3ome 18,000 vessels,, but It in  impossible'to stale how .many ��������� of  Ihcse proved to bo er.gaged In work  hostile to the Allies' interests.  In the early part of 1913. circum-  ntances permitted of the 10th Crui.icr  Squadron being considerably rerluc,d  in numbers, and vessels so engaged  being allocated to Convoy Protection  Duty, the "Alsatian" figuring  amongst tho number and being Bta-  ���������tionod on the North Atlantic route in  such capacity. While so engaged she  escorted nine convoys of about 20  vessels each, carrying an estimated  number of'troops per convoy of 30,-  000, principally American.".  While engaged on Convoy Escort  duties the "Alsatian", also carried  troops and cargo, the number of  former per voyage being about 600,  and tlie weight of cargvi per voyago  between 2.00.0 and 3,000 Ions. Sho  made her last voyage on Government  Service in November, 1918, sa/liug  from Liverpool on the 14th, and re-  docked at that port on December  11th, 191S. hiiving steamed a total  distance on Government Service of  2G6.741 miles and consumed 170,571  tons of coal.  On January 17th, 1919, she left for  Glasgow, having been placed in tho  hands of her Builders���������.MeKsr������.  Beardmore & Co.���������by the \dmi rally  for recond.itionins, being redelivered  to the C.P.O.S. at the Port of Liverpool on Thursday, r-'-p'ember 25 b.  and sailed'for -Quebec on Friday,  September. 21th.;  Capta!n Oatram, her caplain wlim  war broke out, was given the rank of  Commando:- R.N.R.. and acted in that'  capacity. ��������� which  was cf ���������an  adviser?  n-iture, under both Vice-Admiral Sir  Dudley R. S. De Chair. K.CMJ.. .M V.O...  and Admiral Sir R?giv.a!d G. Ti^ip-r,  K.C.E., C.V.O., and  wr.a r;r?.nted   (ho  D.3.0,   for  8ervicf-3. rcr.d ?.-.-.'d.  Irin't  succeeded  by  Captain   Cook   at   :!:;!  same time as Admiral  Tr.p;?n*   "^  fiuecocded   by   Rear Adriiriu    C   '/'.  Keighley Peach.    Cnpir.ki Co:'-:   ������������������':?''���������  appointed Flag Csptrun, "--.<! ":^v ���������{  a commission as CajV.r.in P..'i.il.. a...L  now commands the vcjj^lI.  ���������������������������v became convinced the the" credit  of the povince. had bejn so far reestablished and the market so grnai-  ly improved thai it was an oportune  ,.ime to negotiate a.loan, and on calling for lenders for $3,00,000 0 1-2  per cent., twenty year bonds a bid  '.1' 99.32���������almost par. resulted. \\ im  'he proceeds of this loan the dominion government was repaid and the  .���������eduction in interest, as. between 0  i-'i per. cent paid to the dominion  and a shade over !1 1-2 per cent, on  che now loan, eprcsonled a very considerable -saving to the province.  Vhc financial operations cf the  1!kc;i1 year 19 17-18 showed, in pi.ice  of a dolicit which ha'd marked years  of prEvious administration, a surplus  of net revenue over net expenditure  rf $483,196.87. The minister points  out, moreover, thai, for Ihe purp isr  !' aysia"fi;ig soldier fsefllcmont and  i'uriboring ciuiiloymenl for rcluriioi!  men. authority was given by lcgis-  iiiluru at its last session for loans .ig-  gregaliug $3,000,000. Tenders wore  called for this amount in July. Ihe  term of Ihe bonds being ten years  ;;i'.d tho interest rate 0 per cent. Tho  price obtained works out at 5.06 per  conl., whi.:h compared remarkably  -.>.ell with Iolmis obtained by the dominion and other provinces about  that lime.  For some time before the present  governmfut took office tlie collection  of income tax was not regarded in  a very serious light: The ; waste-paper .basket invariably received the ta.x  bill and little or no attempt was  made' to enforce payment either of  a .tears or curret charges. Investigations since then, the minister ob-  's uves, have demonstrated that in addition t 0 this, thousands of persons  never have been assessed on income.  On that account one of the first  tilings Mr. Hart did yas to appoint'  special collectors in the larger cities  io comb in all tax arrears and especially income tax. The poll tax-  too, was made collectable at the same  time, the assesors in all districts being instructed to bring thoir rolls to  rolls a large amount of taxable income at a cost of under two per ceut.  on the extra revenue.  A JSTE\V MULLES8 OAT'  (Experimental Farm Note)  The introduction   of a   good  new variety of hulless oats by  the Expermental Farms Branch  has not perhaps   attracted ' as  much attention as    it    should.  Free samples of this variety arc  n.o\v being distributed    by the  Dominion Cereaiist at   Ottawa.  The stock on hand is not large  but as long as it lasts samples  will be gladly sent to farmers in  almost any district of Canada,  as it is believed that this oat  will be widely useful.   The full  name of the variety is Liberty.  Ottawa 480.    Tt is derived from  a cross made "in 1903 between  the ��������� w e 11 - k n 0 w n va r i e ��������� y, ��������� .S wed -  ish Select, and . a,   hulless   oat  from Cliina. Threshing out froo-  from hull this type of oat furnishes a concentrated product of  extremely high value which has  only to be ground in order to  make most excellent feed especially for young pigs and chicle  ens.      Farmers who are interested in the raising of hogs and  chickens are strongly advised To  give this new oat a trial. It has  already proven extremely satisfactory in some districts. l  That Dewdnev farmer is very  anxious io get in touch with Miv.  Ralph Unnworth of New Westminster who recently wrote to  rue Daily Vancouver Province  a letter telling of graft by the.  farmer. The Devoncy farmer  has an interesting proposition  to make to Ralph.  The man who is riding sixty  miles an hour in a big machine  htey say is no happier than the  man who is riding thirty miles  an hour in a flivver,, because  the man in the flivver thinks,  late in the case of. all perons liable ' he is going sixty. '     '     ; /���������'' *1  PAGE FOUR  THE ABBOTSFOkb  ������6sT,  ABBOTSFOUD, B.  C.  TIiAN THE BEEF, PORKvVEAL and other Fresh Meals  Purchased from'  WH  IE & CA-RMICHAEL  (Late  Henderson  &' Taylor)   ,  CIVIL KXtlIJTKii3ItS.& SUKVKYOItS  11 Abbotts ford, B. C. Phone 3 IX  a ox  GIVE us a tria:  ll.   C.   Phono   'II.  Farmers'' Phone , 1  Successors to.C. Sumner  FOR A MONTH AND F.T33 CONVINCED  ���������  AWjotsforcl, B.C.  9 09  License  No. 9-J 2023  Send   your  T.  nddress   to  M. TIBBUTT  Agent   for   the  ttaBaeaa  urn  huumwwh1  1 *'   should,  Your   Buildings  cent more  increased.  against   Fire,  than  a few  years  Because  ago.    Yet  rebuilding   costs   100  Insurance   rates   have  per  not  Aladdin Lamp  Tho  had  NO  best  Lamp   to   be  ItHiUHMIiHIi-  A   trial    means   No'  Kvmjnso.  THOUBlJtf.       NO  OBLIGATION  ���������ABUOTSKOKJ),   li.   C.  H. 0. HARTLEY, Abbotsford, B.  '  itopro.se:>tint;-  Hoard  Companies, Only  Cy a  FARMERS'  BUSINESS  For the past 55 years, this Bank has given particular attention to the business of Farmers.  We have helped many over the rough places, and have  aided many more to the highest plane of success.  We are prepared to extend you every aid within legitimate banking practice. Come in at any time, you are always welcomed,  Thousands of farmers who bank exclusively with this  institution have done so since their beginning. Their  Banking connection is for life, yet the only bonds that bind  them to this Bank are the ties of service, progressiveness,  promptness and sound advice.  T  E  ANTS BANK  Established 1864  Mission  City Branch  F. J.  ROCHE,  Manager.  'S'trayed to my place, throe two-  year old heifers: Description. Two  Black and White and one .Red and  White. ���������  Dated' at Abbotsford, November  2 1st,  1'Jin. '  J. 11. BURTON,  R. 11. No. 2, Abbotsford, B.C.  and distict for tho banquet ;t:nd reception tendered lo the returned'soldiers on Tuesday evening Novcmboi-  11th.  ' ���������   '  'Through the kindness of Mr. 111-  ingworlh tho Manual Training Instructor the boys of the public school  are -making a sign for the 'Mission  City G. W. V.-A. the design of the  G   \V.C V. A. Badge.  A resolution was passed that the  Mission' City branch meet every  Thursday evening 1st and 3rd Thursdays for business 2nd and 4th Thursdays for social and entertainments.  The report of the proceedings  of  the recent meeting of the B. C. executive Provincial Oommand was read;  and adopted,  The meeting then adjourned to  meet again on Tlvursday evening November 2 0th at.? p.m.  =?/  DELEGATION TO  VIC'TOHIA RETURNS  Don't Delay ordering your Christmas  Pastry. By having your order placed early  voii are sure that you will be supplied with  our nice fine Meat Pies, Home-Made Mince  Meat, Almond Paste for Cakes. ��������� See ' our  Window. It will sure make you want lo  buy right away.  Ucn.c  Ko.   8-28538 ' UceMe  No"   IW0������8  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   Batter  See me now about that Insurance  I have a large and^splendid'rsu-pp]yi of_  Raspberry Canes for sale>t low. ptfftes.  Finest, quality.  Abbotsfcid  WHAT IS CANADA G'OINCi TO  DO   l-"OK KEII SOLiMHHS (i'"ro:n Page 1)  not many-of them said they could not afford it���������they went. H  pressure then is brought on the government to settle the matter  why should they not do it ?  There are many schemes proposed.    There is the $2,500 of  The delegation compose:! of  Reeve Catherwood, Councillor  and Trusteo Clark, Secretary of  the School Board and Trustee  Lampard and W. G. Gamble  principal of the high school, returned from Victoria on Monday evening after interviewing  representatives of the provincial government in regard to a  cash: the paying of the soldier from the day he enlisted to the ' six-roomed high school for Mis-  day he was discharged a certain amount per diem; and still sion City. The delegation left  others * I ok Sunday afternoon per the B.  tr*-.        i     i 4   i 4.1   *. *.  ��������� ii i C. E. R. from Clayburn, so had  It has also been suggested that a certain cash bonus be given  as the country owns all the railroads except one a certain mileage, passenger, freight or express, could be grant&d for say ten  or fifteen years;  free medical attendance could be assured the  soldier and his family for the same period. Other privileges  similar to these could be extended to the soldier, that would require but a small lay out in cash. There might be no limit to  the schemes that would repay the soldier, so that his earning  power during-the years that he was away at the war would have  been equal to*the earning powers of those who remained at home  In war the soldier was a reasonable fellow; so he will be a very  reasonable returned soldier, when he sees that the country is to  reimburse him to the fullest. lie would never want to ask more  after the matter is settled.  This paper has no brief for the soldier other than that it is  fully convinced that it is the-.expressed wish of Canadians that  her soldiers should be made satisfied men���������it means the peace  and prosperity of tire country.  MISSION CITY  LOCATKi)  G.  \Y.  V. A.  IN MOW QUAKTKita  (From Fraser Valley Record)  Tho regular meeting of the Mission City branch of the C \\\ V. A.  .'was held in the new club rooms, the  top floor of the Imperial liall (which  the. G. \V. V. A. have ronloii for a  year,  on  Thursday  evening.  The meeting was called to order by  P/esidenf Plumridge at S p.m.  Tho minutes of th.; laot meeting  were road and  adopted.  Fifteen applications wore received  for membership as follows. Com  rades II. Ainsworth, era. itydor,  A. G. Ryder, II. A. Jennings, F.  Mobbs, ./. I.;. Manila lo, G. II. Cox, A.  A. Mcintosh, F. Dunham, W. F. Avos  A. I.). McRae, C. If. Apps, .1. Mc-,  Fwan, P. A. Cox and F. Va rcoo.  Among 111r- correspondence dean  with was a letter from Comrade Ernest A. Paige, editor of tho B. C.  Veterans Weekly thanking the Mission City branch for news items of  interest pertaining to the Mission  City branch; a letter from A. C.  Pearce late bandmaster of the I 90th  Battalion regarding tho supplying of  music for dances. A. letter from  Port Coquitlam branch G. W. V. A.  enclosing a letter to F, B. Stacev, M.  P.. asking him for an expression of  opinion on his attitude regarding tha  gratuity question asking the Mission  City branch to send a letter to F. Is.  Stacey, M. P. along similar lines and  also endorse thoir action in doing so.  A petition was read from Nicotnen  Island Ratepayers Association aslc.-  ing the Mission City branch of the U.  W..V. A. to endorse their petition to  the Minister of Public Works'at Ottawa regarding the dyke for the  benefit of the returned .soldier residents of Nicomen Island, and a letter  from the Reeve and Council of the  Corporation of the district of Mission  announcing that tho council had passed ihe following resolution unanimously:  "That in tho opinion of this  council the method employed by the  Dominion Government in dealing  with the Soldiers Settlement is very  ill advised and extravagant, and that  this council heartily endorse and approve of proposals put forward by  the Great War Veterans Association-'  A hearty vote of thanks was extend  oci to the Mission City VV. I. for the  use of their rooms to mot in until tho  Mission City branch found permanent quarters.  A. hearty vote of thanks was tendered to the citizens of Mission City  not much time in Victoria.  The premier was absent'from  the city at the time the delegation was there, but the Minister  of Education, Hon. J. D. McLean, was present.  In interview with representatives of the delegation on th.ejr  return home revealed the; fae������  the Minister, of Education was  unable to state definitely what  the government was prepared  to do in supplying school accom.  modation, but would give th i  trusteeb permission to build tVe  new building, and would contribute one-third of the cost.  3t is estimated that the new  building, according to i]-,������ cle--  parment's estimate, ar d that  ought to be correct, wi1 j cost m  the neighborhood of ? ,30,000. If  the government willT j'ear the ex  pense up to $10,000, itmeans if  the district is to 7/iare a new  high school the Miss/on School  district will have to. put up the  other $20,000, and 7 L bylaw for  the purpose of raiding that a-  mount would have to be submitted to the people before the  work could begin' .  Howeveiv a tl' .3 i'i n i te answer  was promised 'J ie delegation at  an early date,, probably about  Friday or.Saturday  exandfla  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.  MURPHY.   PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON,  B   C.  FUNERAL OF   1,A1TJ<]  MR.  .Wjhx  jfOLLANQUIST.  t 1   _      r l .  The-fuiwraL: of the late Mr. John  Hollaiiquist, v/.ho was killed in the /.'.  P. R. accident ,on.Smid*:v last, is.kcg  place today U. Vancouver, the Masonic Order, q',: which he was a member, conduct,'. ng the services.  Many pea-pie from Mission City attended tne> funeral, among them being: Messrs J. A. Catherwood, C. E.  Noble, K Bannister, J. Keoves, W.  Card, H. Butler (C. P... R.),.. Mrs.  Butler,   Mrs.   Keevea,    Mrs.   Wilson.  Mrs Ca������], i*rs. Cathe/rwood and others.  On the claim that it is "Cheaper Advertising" than  newspaper advertising, a good many unnecessary advertising schemes are sold to business men.  The plans for buying are usually made in the home at  the warm fireside, not when the family is on an amusement jaant.  Supplementary advertising includes  outside of newspaper advertising.  all  advertising  Now is the time to get your supply of Bu-ttftr Wrappers for.;  sjuinmer months.  Gtet them at BATES' PRINTING OEPICE,  'I,  VI  \


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