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Ford  l'urlH  niYd  -     All Hindu of Repairs  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  OVERLAND AGENCY AND .SERVICE STATION  ROAD BUILDING IN 11. C.  t      BY OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT  At Lhe recent Good Road3 convention .recently Said Mr. A. E. Foreman  Public Works Engineer for the province is responsible for the following  article which he read:  "In response to a request from  your energetic secretary Mr. H. F.  Bird, I received a telegram from the  Hon. the Minister of Public Works  asking me to be present at your convention and to place before you an  outline of what the Public Works  Departmc-it is doing in connection  with the construction of highways  throughout the province. 1 wish to  state, however, that I do not want  this to be'considered as-the policy,  of the government, as that is a matter upon which I am not authorized  to speak.  ��������� I regret that the shortness of the  notice has made it impossible for me  to prepare this important subject so  as "to'present it to this representative  body in a manner I should wish and  I bespeak vour patience and consideration if I do not make it as clear and  concise as I should like.  ��������� I propose taking up the subject  under three headings: First, the difficulties that have to be faced under  the conditions that obtain at the  present time, and that have existed  for the last three years; secondly, the  steps the department is taking in an  endeavor to meet and overcome these  difficulties, with a brief reference to  the organization of the department;  and thirdly, a few words with regard  to the federal grant toward highway  improvement mode available by the  Canada Highway Act, passed during  the present year.by the Dominion  House of Parliament at Ottawa.  British Columbia stands In a unique position as compared with most  of the other provinces of the Dominion and with the United States to the  south of us, in that there is such a  "large area of unorganized district. It  would probably surprise as well as  interest you, to know that over 9 9 1-2  per cent, of the area of British Columbia is unorganized district in  which the' government collects all  the taxes and has to carry out all the  improvements. This 99 1-2 per cent,  which covers an area of over 3 7 0,000  square miles, contains over 14/600  miles of road, over 8,000 miles of  trail and thousands of bridges, which,  it placed end to end, would measure  f>2 miles in length, all of which have  to be maintained solely by tho provincial government; besides the expenditures roquired for new roads,  ferries and other work-.which- comes  under dho department, Only 14 per  cent, of the population of British Columbia lives in this large area, or a-  bout 56,000 persons, including the  natives, who live on reserves and do  not pay taxes. On a basis of flvo  people per family it means tliat there  are one and one-third miles of road  and three-quarters of a mile of trail  for every family living in the unorganized area, not to mention the  bridges, ferries, etc.  For the eight years, up to and inclusive of 1916-17, the provincial  government spent an average fo a-  bout $2,2*i0,000 per annum on roads  and over $600,000 per annum on  bridges. During 1917-18 and 1918-  19, the department had hardly $900.-  000 per annum for road purposes and  only from a quarter of a million to  $300,000 per annum for bridges.  This appropriation for roads works  out at the rate of about $60 per mile  for maintenance of roads already  built in unorganized districts, and  allowing nothing for new roads, trails  and grants towards roads in organized districts. On the basis that a  new road costs an average of $2400  per mile; for every mile of new road  built it would be-necessary to ciroy  the maintenance of 40 miles of roads  and we have roads upon which we  called for tenders during the last two  months where the cost works out for  clearing and grading alone at-$9,000  and $10,000 per mile. Again the re-  'ative -value of a,dollar today is much  less than it v.as before'the Avar; in  tho first place the wages on the lo wet-  mainland, for example, have been increased 50 per cent, during the last  two .years; secondly, the_ hears of labor per day have been' reduced from  nine to eight; and, thirdly, labor has  been as efficient, due to the fact that  the bcs<. men went overseas and the  work had to be carried on by younger  and older men, who, in many cases,  Avere inexperienced. The result li  that $900,000 today will not accomplish much more than $540,000 did  before the Avar.  Another serious factor has been the  changed conditions, due to the great  Increase in motor traffic, the effect oi  (Continued on Page Three)  DYKING OF SUMAS  AREA  IS  APPROVED  Great Reclamation Scheme Affecting  80,000 Acres "Has at Last Reached  Definite Stage���������Land Owners aro  Mostly in Favor of Venture.  The great Sumas reclamation  scheme, Aviiich for twenty or more  years has been the dream of the land  owners of the district,'is about to be  carried out, and Avithin a period ot  A'ariously estimated at from two to  three years, dyking and rainage work  will be done which will place .at  least 30,000 acres of the. finest land  in the world forever- beyond the  roach of damage from the flood  waters of the majestic Fraser and the  turbulant  Vedder  River.  ���������'There is no doubt about it. The  thing is bound to go now," enth'us-  aslically asserted Municipal Clerk  Yarwood at the conclusion of a meeting held at the Huntingdon Hotel on  Saturday last, at Avhich a vote of the  property owners concerned Avas taken  "The vote will go at least five to  one in favor of carrying out the  scheme on the basis laid down by tlie  onginoers."  The little room was filled to overflowing, there being more present  than tlie property oAvuers who ware-  interested .in the voting.  Mr. R. Cresswell, chairman of the  people's advisory board, and Mr. VV.  L. BlatchEord, its secretary, were  named to these, offices of the meeting...  Mr. M. Nelems, chairman of the  Land Settlement Board, gave the  ratepayers in brief outline the history  of the project, before calling on the  engineers to explain their plans. But  fearing an impression had been created that the provincial government  'vris- sustaining tlie schoino, Premie*  Oliver rose to deny any such implication  The government was petitionee: l>>  y^u to all 'j,/ tii -j Land Settlement  Board to assure������ lhe position of dyking commissioners and they arj doi-ig  a>.r.'ng as lepie-ii/ntatives o-.' the .a:in  OAvners, I am heie today to see tliat  tliu peoplo aie  n'^'inislfitl -*���������* l0 L-1"  position of lhe <$*"tWhi(;nl The  provincial government is taking no  --..������������������ said, the K-imie:\ "Tliey are  responsibility whatever for this  scheme, understand that clearly."  After the addresses by Mr. H. Nelems, Premier Oliyer;  Mr. C. E. Cart-  wright;' government    enginee'r,    and  others a vote wasjtaken.'   Out of the  215 land owners, within the compass  jf thej-aouemo,"165 Avere present. Of.  :Ui.ese'V-W4  voled'in  favor and 21  a-  i|gaihs't/--'going on "with the work.    On  the.'basis   of  assessed .value  ol'   the  land ;the vote stbod as, follows! For,  $3,7.1-;755;  against $55,723.  The scheme is-one of immense importance and Avill entail an  expenditure of about $1,500,000.     The territory involved lies, between .the.-;Fra-  ier river and the international boundary line, south and Avcst of the city-  of  ChilliAvack,  and     the    completed  scheme contemplates    not    only    the  protection of between 18,000 and 20,-  000 acres cf lan'd held privately, but  die reclamation scheme of more than  10,000 acres of Dominian   lands, including the whole of the bed. of Sumas lake, a body of water Avhcih ai  high water is between-twelve and fifteen square miles in extent.    A portion   of   tlie  land   in   the  district   is  comparatively free  from danger    ol!  flooding, but by' far tho greater area  suiters from flooding in the period oi  high  Avat'er.    Only  in  odd  years  do  these lands escape.    In fact for years  the flooding has been so regular that  many   of   the   oAvners-in   the   Ioavoi"  areas practically abandoned any effort.'  to .get grain-or, crops, other than hay  .and->"aro'-e6nniii"i*e'- themselves almost  entirely to the dairy business.      The  benefit   that  would   accrue   to   these  people is almost beyond estimate.  "There,is no better land anywhere  in the world." said one man who had  been struggling with a low farm tor  years. "There is nothing we could  not grow to perfection if it were not  for tiie high water, but when one io  flooded out two or three years in succession it becomes mighty discouraging. Many of us have quit trying  to get a crop and will wait until the  dyke is completed."  Early in 19L8 a petition of property owners of the district had been  presented to the government asking  that the Land Settlement Board Uv.  appointed a dyking commission to  investigate the possibility of the reclamation of the lands in question,  and in February ol*t1uit year an order  in-council had been passed making  the appointment requested. A thorough examination of various plans  which had' previously been submitted had first been made, and they  had then decided upon an independent investigation. The engineers selected tor this purpose \w.i'e '-.V. O.  Smith and the late Harvey C. Br ice.  rhe reports brought in by these engineers conformed very- clos-ly to ilio  plans originally filed by Fredc-ncK  i\\ Sinclair of New Westminster, mid  upon tha-death ol Mr. Briec, Mr. Sinclair was appointed in his place, and  the plans originally tiled by him were  selected as the basis of th? proper."-!  work, and Avhen' the work is starter.!  he Avill be tiie engineer in clnugc. T!^.  necessary funds would Lo ra.3<-d b:  an issue of bonds unclc-r the By':Lis  and Drainage Act.  'lhe premier promised  that if  tiio  people supported  the scheme legissa  tion would be passed giving the liov. -  ers of purchase to. the i:uiiim;siKoriei,->.  "Are you  sure  the  people   uiij  a  gree lo this legislation'.'" caiped on-.-  '.'No"   thundered   Premier   Oiivu.  'When  God   made     the     Commandments he tailed to get all the peuph  to agree with them."  Engineer   Cartwrigiil,   of   Vancou  ver,   avIio   has  a ted   with k i ho  engin  sers  in   a  consultative  capacity,  e.v  plained what tlie present plan kivo-  ved.    He said there was no qiiiStio..  about the feasibility of tlie scheme. I.  would entail the construction of sojik  twelve miles of dyking to keep-bad  ..he Avatcts of the Fraser, in addjtio*  o about eight miles of banks v, him.  .vould control the flood waters.of th-.  Redder '-River.     In   order   to   scciwv  ihe drainage of Sumas Lake a huge  .-anal would be dug ai-ioss the  be'.  >f the lake.    On either side of this  ::anal  dykes  would  be    constructed  This it Avas figured    the    assistanc  ���������endered by eight large pumps Avhicl.  vould be installed, avouIcI fully tak<  jare of the water coming from  tin.  missio:  l-'KKRY IS  XKARI-NG' COMi'LIi  :'o>  Victoria. Nov. ' 26.���������The 8 0-1'ooi  steel, shaiiovv-drai't ferry for use oi  ihe Fraser River at Mission, was successfully launched today from the  i plant of Yarrows Limited, Esquimau  I The vessel is noAv completed with th-  exception of the power installation.  The   new   ferry   draAvs  very   little  water,  and   will  be  h-savily  powered  in order to cope with the fair.y -savui  current.    The controls have-been arranged in the pilot house so that oik  man  will be able to  handle the en-,  gines and manoeuvre tho vessel without tha aid of an engineer. The ferry  Avil'l handle vehicular and pedes'viar  traffic across the river in place of,the  iold .wooden craft.    The engines will  be installed  at    New     "Westniinsier,  Avhere the vessel will be toAved in a  days.  PERSONALS  Mi'. G. H. Kerr is back at work a-  gain   after   a   short   absence,   during  Avhich he was ill.  _ Mr. Amus Campbell has returned  to work after an absence of a  fortnight'at the coast cities.  . Mrs. Shore is back from 1  Mr.   John   Ale Lean   from  Avas' a. visitor in  town  last  Cam loops.  Kamloi):-)  week.  '��������� The Rev. Mr. Clark was a guest  at the  manse  for  the- week end.  Miss McGinn, Clovoi-o'alo. wast li>j  gucifc-of Mrs. C Spring for the week  end.  .Mr. Thornthwaitu visited' Vancouver on Tuesday.  hills through, the Vedder channel."  As a piece of engineering Avork    it  will   rank   among   the     greatest     -X  America.    The pumps which  will he  installed will compare avM.Ii JLhose on-  the levees of the Mississippi*" at Now  Orleans,  said  to  lie  the   largest    iu  | America.       They   will   pump   a   fifty  (inch stream, the chambers being so  I large that for inspection or cleaning  I a man will be able to walk about in  j them.     To construct  tlie canals  and  the dyke will require over 0,000,000  earth,   (he   earth   removed     canals,   largely  making  up  'the deposit required for the dyke.  Engineer Sinclair said that it was  estimated that the land belonging to  the Dominion government which  Avould be reclaimed and handed over  i.o the benefit of the scheme would  more than pay tho total cost of the  Avork. Avhich would be $1,500,000.  This Avould take care of all the work  the dykes, the ditches and the pumps  The lands to be benefitted would be  divided info zones and the assessment  cost Avould be levied on the lands in  3ach  zone according  to   the  benefits  !yurds   of  from   the  Miss Clark cf St. Nicholas was a  visitor to Vancouver last week.  The W. C. TV U. Avill hold a social  afternoon Tuesday December 2nd at  Airs.  Groat's at 'St. Nicholas.  Mr. Joe Trethewey has returned  from his ranch in the upper country  where he has. been all summer.  Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy and children and Mr. Fred Browning visited  at Murrayville on Sunday.    -  The Ladies' Aid.society hold their  annual meeting at the hom'e of Mr.?.  Vanetta next Wednesday, December  3rd at 3  o'clock.  Air. Fred Parton Avas home for  the last Ave'ek  end.  Miss Mildred Trethewey was the  guest of Farriol Little last Aveek end  Mr. and Airs. McATaster are leaving  next week for Alt. Vernon, Wash.,  Miss McMaster will remain in Abbots  ford and occupy tlie house-keeping  rooms at the telephone office.  Mr. Woolgar spent, Monday in Vancouver.  Mr. and Airs. Downie aro, the  guests of Mr. and Mrs. King this  week.  Air. '.I. VV. Carton of New Westminster. I he. assessor, has been in (he  town  during the past Aveek.  The   whist  drive  given   on   Friday  I night  by  the W.  A.  of the Anglican  : church was a success.     Fifteen tables  1 of whist  was plasod.     A very onjoy-  '.'ible evening  was spent.   Mrs      John  A'lcl'lioe and  Mr. John  Caldwell   won  , the 1st prizes.     Airs.  Bartleff of Su-  j mas and Mr. Allen Hill-Tout Avon the  j consolation prizes.     Among- some of  ! the  visitors    present     wore . Messrs  'Tapp,   Sr.   and   Jr.,   Alia:.;  Tapp,   Mrs.  ! and  ivliss 1-1 art of Huntingdon.     Airy.  Bartleft  and   Mr.   Uartletf,   Jr.   from  Suniars.  Orland Zeigler was assisting in  'lifting a small log out of the way  Avheu it avus let fall and went on his  foot and broke the bone in the instep. He will beunable to-use it for  some time.  The Misses Sfcede had a recital  last Friday afternoon. Those taking  part were: Peggy Hill. Margiiorette  McGoAvau. Agnes Wells. Charlie Roberts, Florence Robert s. Alary. Tei>-  butf, Muriel McCallum, Margaret McCrimmon, lilva Ware, Bubsoy A'lil-  stead, Ian Frinnell, Dorothy Le^,  Lloyd Va.'ietla. Tho guests Avere Rev.  and Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. McCallum  Airs. Frinnell, Mrs. Ware, Airs. Vanetta, Mrs. Hill. Refreshments Avere  served. (  Anyone finding bctAveen the. manse  and Zciglers a pair of glasses with  straight shanks in a long straight  case will kindly leave same at the  post office, or Zeiglers.       A    reward  OUR STOCK OFFERS A COMPLETE  SELECTION for FATHER, RIOT HER,  BROTHER and SISTER.  Toys of every description: ENGINES,  MOTOR BOATS, DANCING NEGROES,  TOY BLOCKS, DOLLS, WHISTLES  HORNS, TOPS, PAINTING BOOKS etc.  We have everything necessary for a very  Happy Xmas^  ~~&m*'u>.m ������.M.������anr..,������i  Xmas Cards, at 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c and 25c.  Dressmaking,   line   and   plain sewing  by  a  capable and" qualified  dressmaker.���������Inquire   uv   Dry Goods Department.  B.   C.   IMionc,  -I  lOOHCBSmOBI  FnrmeiV   I'bonc   t007  .TPTfTY-^���������      i ��������� li *��������� Mil >��������� MHUUKI Wi  If  PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD. POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. BATES. Editor and.Proprietor  THURSDAY, 'NOVEMBER 27,-1919  Tlie Orcfliness of Hriiish Columbia���������  A  First in War; first in peace, British Columbia is becoming more popular every day, if all  reports be true, and Dr. McLean's speech in  Mission Citv on Friday evening, last although  all too short struck the key-note���������in our education of British Columbia children let us impress upon the boys and girls the importance  of the vast resources of (he province in whien  they live. Let. us go further and say let every  man and woman study the many advantages  of our climate, our soil, our forests., our mines  and cur fisheries so that when the influx of  settler's come next year we will be all able to  give information that -will fill the inquiring  mind of the new comer also with the wonders  of B. C.r We do not half appreciate the most  excellent climate and" advantages that are at  our very door.  'There is a twofold adwantage in knowing all  about our province; for our own benefit and  for tho benefit of- the-man' or woman who  comes to reside with���������'us. The impression on  a stranger of meeting with people who can-  give reliable information about this new  country is apt to be lasting. It cheers at  least and they write home about it, and it  also makes boosters. Boosters make good  and successful' citizens. Did you ever see a  ���������groucher amount to anything? His business  takes up his time.  The more reliable information we com give  a new settler the better as he may take a tip  and send him on to success.  Much has been said and written about the  T-I. C. of L. and the profiteer has been blamed  for it all. Guilty and more guilty he may be  but the capitalist cannot be blamed for all the  expense of getting three square mealsr.a day:  The working man���������the man connected with  a craft may also be guilty. He asks for a.big  raise in wages and expects his employer to pay  it. He does but he passes that on to the man  he collects from, with a little added to it for  'leaks'. And- he in turn passes it on with a  raise for the same reason. Where will it stop  rising? As an example the printers of a certain coast city demanded an increase of twenty  per cent, raise in pay. They got it; but the  printer man could not stand the pressure,- so  he raised the price of printing twenty-five per  cent.; the five per cent, to cover bad debts and  leakages that possibly might occur; the man  who had his printing done, when he saw what  the printer man did, just gave his goods a little lift of thirty per cent.���������five per cent, more  than the printer man, for the same reason that  the printer man raised his. But everybody  was not satisfied even then, because when the  printer went to buy liis next suit of new  clothes he found they were thirty per cent,  more than they were the last time on the  same article. Now he got a raise of twenty  per cent, but had to pay thirty per cent, more  for his boots, his shoes, his clothes, etc. How  little better he is off by starting something he  was not able to finish; because if he asked for  another raise to cover the increase, the same  process would be repeated. Other examples  might be quoted. No wonder flying machines  are getting to be popular..  l.vVx G<  Settler-  hit Prepared to Meet New  Mr. A. E. Howard, of the war purchasing  commission, whoh as just returned to Vancouver from a trip to Europe on private business,  reports that in England he found a remarkable  interest in Canada, and especially in British  Columbia. There will again be investment  of British capital in this province en a very  considerable scale, he says, and many of the  investors will accompany their money across  the Atlantic and become B. C. citizens. At  the B. C. agent-general's office in London he  found great activity, clerks being occupied  every minute in answering enquiries regarding opportunities for making homes in this  ���������province. By all odds the greater number of  enquirers were-men of means, who wished to  acquire property���������the sort of men this province should welcome in the intercut of the  development, of our resources.  This is good news. We have had far too  much continental immigration in the past���������  men and their families who are not easily  asimilated and. many of Whom we- do. not wish  to assimilate. A change to good reliable  Anglo-Saxon stock will be welcome. But  while we greatly want these prospective settlers it is a question if we are ready for them.  Our present need is pre paration for the reception of the big influx we will have during  'the next few years, beginning in 1920.  Every investigator knows our unprepared-  Hflftaia  lies for the reception of the better class of  settler, of the-man of moderate means who  would make.a home in our country and would  work intelligently in establishing himself as :i  valuable and progressive citizen. If our-government will go on with big reclamation projects which will make opportunity for settlement there will be no difficulty in providing  for the new comers. As conditions are at the  -present, there is not very much to offer them.  Every progressive citizen of B. C. should add  his -weight to the pressure upon the government for the needed public works.���������Kamloops  Telegram.  We Toot Our Horn, A Wee-  British Columbia is "amongst the wealthiest  province1? in  Hip Dominion, even ay it is a-  mongst the mot:(..patriotic.  In three Victory Loans this province raised  the unprecedented sum of $91,000,000. If anyone five years ago had hinted that there was .  so much money available in the province he  would have been laughed at or recommended  for mental treatment. Those were the days  when, if British Columbia want3d a couple of  million dollars for provincial purposes it was  obliged to go.to Toronto or New York and haggle with financial houses as to the terms.  Now the stress of war has shown tliat British Columbia, with a population well under  400,000, 20 per cent, of whom are foreign-born  is able to"contribute out ol* its savings to-public loansat the rate, of thirty million dollars a  year.  British Columbia's record does not stop  there. Next to Alberta it sent more men- overseas than any other province in Canada. Before conscription came into force it contributed nearly 40,000 men out of a population of  males of- military age���������18 to 45���������of 158,000.  And its record in the war everyone knows. Its  contribution of officers, particularly general  officers, to the armies of Canada must surely  bea    record.  This province may take heart of grace in  view of its notable accomplishment s. It has  a magnificent record of national service both  on tiie battlefield and at home.���������Vancouver  World.  . Thiiigy are changing and Moses when he  wrote the ten commandments overlooked  something. Six. days' work and" resting'the  seventh day will soon be no longer applicable  if some people had their way.  There must be a'feeling of insecurity when  Premier Oliver and Finance Minister Hart are  members of a commission to consult the people.  "What is the omen ? Hon. J. D. McLean made  a short speech at Mission City on Friday and  Premier Oliver made another of.less length  at Huntingdon on Saturday?  What we have we hold, appears to be the  motto of our government. Oliver says he will  not give any of his hard earned .^taxation for  autos to the city of Vancouver, or any other  municipality.  Just think of it! Attorney-General Farris  will resign if there is not legislation passed  at the coming session making the province  more dry than it is. Oliver is laughing up his  sleeve about such a threat-  Long hours and application  made a Carnegie.    We may never have a Carnegie again.  A man should never start anything he cannot finish. President started by saying that  the American people were too proud to fight.  Nov/ the U. S. Senate says that they are too  proud to quit fighting, even after it is all over,  and refuse to put their O. K. to the League of  Nations peace terms.  Perhaps Senator Lodge will be sorry when  he finds that in a war between the U. S. and  Japan the other nations refuse to take any  notice of it, and sit back and smile, saying we  too are too proud to fight and maintain that  dignified position.  John Oliver's speech at the dyking meeting  at Huntingdon ran something', like'this. I am  not here to make a' speech. I came to see that  both sides tell the- truth, the whole truth and  n oh ing butt he truth, a.s T see it. Jf either  sides start to enlarge on facts I will call 'em  down. Remember .the government guarantees  nothing and has no intention of doing so. I  thank you gentlemen for the honor of bemg  present. <  " - '  We can't give the dignity of accent and pronunciation, but that is unnecessary.  n������  t-Iss  CLOSES, OjS  DKCJEilIBElt  10th,-1919  If you are contemplating taking new service or making any change in or additions  to your present service, you should send'in  notification, in writing,- not later than the  above date, in order'that you may take advantage of the new directory listings.  The Telephone Directory .offers attractive  and effective medium for advertising purposes  Advertisers  should  bear  this  date  in   mind  so   that  insertion   may  Directory.  '  be  sure  in   the -next  BRITISH. COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE Co,  Limited  Stomach Troubles  Acute indigestion, chronic, constipa-  ;ion aro only forerunners of ^.all  ."tones, etc. Clot. lumaiula, il will  ���������.orroct-th-e.se and make life worth  iving   ($5.HO   treatment). '   -  Solo   Mntui fact mors  MRS. (IRQ. S. ALMAS  ">2-l   -illi  Avenue,   North,  Saskatooou  iriwsnuwrK *". n  Wm. Atkinson.,  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist. ������LT^  23 years among, the Stockmen oJ  bhe Fraser Valley. Am fami.'ar  '-.nth the difl'ere it' breeds of live  stock and their values  Address all communications t.o  Box 34 Ohilliwack, R. O-'  Dr.G.A.Pollard  Dentist  ���������lrt(i HASTINGS Street, \V.  (Over  C.l'.lt.   Tick.   &   Tel.   Ollk-eu)  VANCOUVICK - B.C.  It is always well to write or phone  for   appointments  L, DASHWOOP -JONES  RARRISTER  and   SOLICITOR  300 Rr-jjero Uldg. Vancouver  Coti-asci, J. Milton Price.  V?"^T;xjiisii:miimiEg[nagriiii3^'{i  Funeral  Director  KIDfiEDAU*:   NOTES  The Women's Auxiliary are around  :ollecting money to fence the nev.  :emetery.  Mr.   Nels   Johnson's   barn   caugnc  Ire  on   Wednesday  moraine; of   th's  veek and all  tho season's crop  was  ost.    Luckily the cows were saved  Isot he chickens.  A strong east wind -was blowing  t the time and this caused th-3 fire  o cat up everything within reach.  lie had no insurance on his lio.ni.  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  Co:|uithun Gets A Play  LOST   HIS   GAR LICENSIO  ' The Prince of Wales' Honor Flag  I was presented hy Sir Henry Draycon  ! tc the citizens of Port CoqritJam  : during the brief stay of the firicmos  ; minister there on .Wednesday last,  ��������� Mayor Mars received the ilag c'n br-  1 half of the city and later handed it  over to Aid. Lobb, chairman of the  , Victory Loan Committee, cor the  | Victory Loan Committee, for'the ds-  f-coration of the hall. Port Coquitlam  | was the second district in the Fraser  Valley to win a Hag.  Who was tlie young fellow in the  "hilliwack district that lost his motor  |In  a  recent   interview    wilh     the  ioense for driving his car  with one ; Minister of Public Works the Motor-  .oand   while  lie   hugged  a   girl   with ' 1st says that "changing of the rule of  he other?    The masigstraie took it   tho read and the long wanted heacl-  iway al't'iv telling him that he could j lighr legislation would be brought up  do only one thing at a time���������right. ' at the first sitting of the House.  wwlUMihlwm-wwMau  I  vll  The Prince Present Medals at Victo riii  to  Veterans    on    Recent    Visit,  m^^^J^WiW^^^m^^m^m^^:  ������������<������Siqfeg$g *, 1  <Ol  l-ft'"  #J 'i ������  iii1/'-  'Pi  m  \M&  \m  jB^  /m  ���������j'-  ������"*  |  . 3^m  m/\  w  '3''38  w  " '���������'"'-2*8  w*  'l~iM  tm*  " i'-SS  m  ;: ."9Mn  ���������'?>  'j"m  ������v  ,'r.l  B?  .. '.-f.."���������  ^1  R *  11  ii  il  1!  f  1  il  ��������� ^1  i'i  1,1  Mil  i<r������  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE. THREE  &'^i*mi"*tt-''w^*^tmi uu.*w**r^n-wm.-wn ymmt0**v*t+**:*+'^***ir-rt>-  DIKING OF SUMAS  AREA IS APPROVED  (Continued  on  Last Pago') '  derived by the lands. The sale ,of  the Dominion lands would be placed  against the capital assessment, and  at a conservative estimate ought to  wipe that item out. No call would  be made on the property owners- for  the first' five years.  Premier Oliver explained this poini'  The Dominion lands, he said, wouh  be handed over to  the province,  oi  rather   to   the   dyking   commission  conditional only on    the    successfu  carrying  out    of     the   . reclamatio\-  scheme..   The cost would be apport  ioned against the. privately    o'whec'  land.    Against this he thought then,  should be no demur.    The Dominioi  lands  should   be    deeded     ever     t<  the benefit of the scheme, and whatever was realized on their sale would  go   to   the  reduction   of  the   bonds.  The money  for the work  would    b'e  raised  by an  issue  of  bonds  of the  dyking .commission.  Some objection was taken that, the  government should have undertaken'  the work or at least made'a guarantee.  "The government guarantees nothing," was the emphatic roply of the  premier. "The property' will have to  'carry, the .scheme, but every dollar  realized from the sale of lands will  inure to tho benefit of the scheme."  "The govern ment would not be  'justified in incurring a liability for  a work wnieh is after all purely, local," interjected Hon. Mr. Barrow.  "The project is a business one, I take  it and if it is not it had better be  dropped. Every precaution has been  taken to get all the information a-  vailable. The risk has been reduced  to the minimum. There were people  whose lands were fairly well beyond  the reach of the flood waters. These  people should not hang back, but  should be willing to sacrifice a little  for the general good."  Clerk Yarwood���������The people were  always willing to assume die responsibility. They were just as willing  today as they ever were.  wil.  on;  flu  Premier  Ohver���������Tiio  money  he raised if tho scheme is a-good  but tho landowners must asoiimt  responsibility.  ' Mr. Yarwood���������Wo'can never -expect to got-it done on- more favorable,  terms. We have never boon a bio' fc  finance it before. The governineni  is doing it now, or at least making  if possible. We should .jump at the  chance,, and we will.  After the voting the groaiest of en-  husiasm pravailed. "Jt means 'the  ���������.ddition of millions to tho vaiiK? oi  ur lands. Instead of an upgrade on  i muddy road, it will be a down-hill  laul for us as soon as this work is  .ompleted," said one joyful  vhen the result of the vote  lounced.  rancher,  was. an-  :oad  uv  fi"jii<t>r\<: ix n. c.  OriS   LOCAL ("OVKfiXMEXT  (Continued   from   First  Page)  ihe action of auto tires on tlie road  ���������surface'is well known, resulting in an  mi ravelling of the surface; and tho  large trucks that arc now coming into  use not. only damage the surface but  the base as well. Miles of roads in  , he Kamloops and Okanagan districts  which, up to the 'last, two years, have  .-tood up fairly we'll under the tra'hV  conditions to which they were subjected, are going to pieces under the  present automobile traffic, and it will  be necessaiy to do extensive graved  ling to'make'tiie roads; passable.  Some idea of tho increase in the use  of motors may be obtained, from the  following figures: The licenses issued  by the Provincial Government wen-,  as follows.  J Oil   : '.     2,000  1913          6,000  1918  , '.   15,380  1919 (to. Oct.   4.)       19,000  The autos crossing from tne States  at the one point, of entry at Blaine  were in 1913, 5,000; 1918, 23,000;  find the present .year will show a  very large increase. We are anxious  to have these tourists as they speil  prosperity, but it is absolutely necessary that the roads be improved  to  take  care  of this  traffic and  the  nofliod of mooting tho costir. a serious problem.  Up to lhe present I have been dealing'largely with the unorganized district, and > on will realize from th-'.  ibove figures the heavy burden the  Provincial'Government has to carry  'u taking en re, not only of thu pr'os-  3nt roads a'i:d bridges, but.also the  'building of new, roads, for' which  there is at present n, large demand iu  the Peace River, Nechaeo and Teik'wa  districts. Two days ago the depart-  ittt:!i( received a request from (he Soldiers Se Ulcnicnt at,Creston for'17 x/2  miles of now roads.  Now. turning fo tho organized districts, in 'which possibly 'he majority of yen are vitally interested, ihe  area incorporated into municipalities  is loss than one-half of one per cent,  of the total area of (ho province and  contains S(i per cent, of tho population. T am not prepared to say what  percentage the taxes received by the  government in organized districts is  of the taxes collected by the municipalities, as the figures are not a-  vailable but 1 venture to say it is not  very large.  The government at present is carry  ing the burden of maintaining and renewing most of the large .bridges in  the organized districts and within th?  last year has spent over $1.00,000'  in renewing, or' repairing three ferries which operate between' points in  ;>rga"fiized districts, and are at the  .mine time assisting to a large extent  in maintaining the main trunk roads  in organized districts.  ��������� It is generalyl conceded that city  municipalities should not receive  government assistance towards road  construction. The prosperity of cities  s due largely to the development of  chc suburban areas and to ,the condition of the roads in those areas  which are feeders to the city.  Under Section 11 of tho Highway  Act, 1917, of the Province of Ont  .irio, each city is called upon to pa\  >0 per cent, "cf the expenditure  nacie within the limits of the roach  .lesignated 'as 'Provincial Suburban  idjacent io tho cities." In. the Un  .ted States, where there is direct tax  at ion' for   state   road   purposes,   the  7������H5������.  i ������  ���������73GKWT  mc*q;  sbksks  ���������wo: Bor-e^^ga.  ������%'  :&  *T.t  Wj37:0*  :������  & ^  a"-  J> -d������  s>.  Guidccvcr published���������prepared  ^BSC^X//"*"^'!}! at Rrcat expense���������by expert?. It  'Sss^"1'*"'^Vci '-/&WM f'ivcs a complete and accurate dc-  /ffl*e^:-   -.vOo/W  ficiiption, pictures .ind trackso(the  V"  sir?  il.  different Fur-bearers of NorthrAm-  erica; if tells when and where to  trap; the best and most successful  trapping method?; theriuht kind of baits and  'SHUBERT"  'i/i'i  Tiifo*. W/'/M'M^PJi-1^ ��������� w}]] r-C!ld *his srF,at bookJ?REE t0 any onc interested  v"/- ?������ta'    ^^ fur-bearers.  Just sign and  "*'  icer  o  A   particularly   interesting  naval  .  'career     lies     behind     Commander  Thomas Fisher, who has just taken  up his new appointment in London  as General Manager of the Atlantic  (Lines of the Canadian Pacific Ocean  'Services Ltd.    The very, broad field  of valuable national  work in naval,  Bhipping and diplomatic circles during the war covered by Commander  'Fisher   specially    fit   him for   the  onerous  duties  of  directing one  of  !the greatest passenger and mercan-.  jtile fleets in the world.  '    Commander  Fisher   was   born   in  Birmingham in 1883, and underwent  his naval training at Dartmouth on  the old  wooden  battleship "Britannia."   He spent four years in China  fluring tfoe period of the Boxer Rebellion, and then having passed all his  examinations with flying colours, he  (received very rapid promotion, and  '������t the age of trrenty  was  made a  ("Lieutenant.     He served   for   some  years in the Mediterranean on I-l.M.  :S. Bacchante, flying the flag of the  pate  Admiral   Sir  Baldwin   Walker,  [Bart, and later on  the same ship  jimder Admiral Sir Henry  Jackson,  |the late First Sea Lord.   After hav-  dng   qualified'   as &   gunnery   specialist Commander Fisher'served for  ia short time oh the ��������� staff of  the  [Director of Target Practice. . Later  {be   joined H.M.S.    Bellerophon    as  "{Gunnery Officer and  when  in 1912  IMr.   Winston   Churchill   introduced  JBlaff training into  the  Navy  Commander Fisher' was one of the first  ibatch of .officers to  take the Staff  jcourse, ultimately being selected to  [remain on as a lecturer at the Naval  College at Portsmouth.    When war  Ibroke out he went to sea with Admiral Sir Alexander Bethel, the then  president of the War College,   as Flag  Commander   in the Reserve   Fleet.  (He  was   associated   here   with   the  important work of safeguarding the  passage of the Expeditionary Force  to France, and was present at the  Janding of a small  force of Royal  "Marines    at Ostend in    September,  1914.    With the termination of this  fwork in the winter of 1914 he joined  ithe Trade Division of the Naval War  Staff at the Admiralty and was there  in charge of that part of the organization set up to deal -with questions  relating to neutral shipping.   Those  rwere the early days of the blockade  and   neutral steamers    were   doing  their best to evade the Naval Patrols  and carry supplies  to Germany via  neutral   ports.    Commander   Fisher  took  a prominent part  in  devising  and carrying ,out the system of supervising  the   movements  and   car-  .gocr ������ etc., to    neutral  vessels    by  imeanb of control over their supplies  ,'of bunker coal at ports at home find  .abroad.    This system,  when in  full  /working order, materially lightened  the arduous task of the cruisers em-  l oyed on blockade du'.y, because it  was one of the conditions  that all  ships bound to or from countries adjacent to Germany should call voluntarily for examination at t. British  Commander Thomas Fisher, R.N., General Manager ot  Atlantic Lines, C. P. O. S.      fe"  In America Commander Fisher had  an opportunity of examining at first  hand the shipping and transport problems of the States and Canada and  in connection with his duties he visited all the principal ports on the Atlantic seaboard, including the Canadian ports of Montreal, Quebec and  Halifax.  Other C.P.O.S. Officials.  Following the appointment of Commander Fisher, R.N., as Genera!  Manager of Atlantic Lines, with  Head Office at 8 Waterloo Place,  London, it is now announced that  tlie other principal officials of the  Company in Europe, some of "wfaosa  appointments have already been intimated, are as follows;  Mr. J. A. Martin, Manager, "Royal  Liver Building, Liverpool.  Mr. J. V. Forster, O.B.E., Assistant  Manager. Royal Liver,Building, Liverpool.  Mr. E. T. Stebbing,. Passenger  Manager, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool,  Mr. A.. II. Allan, Freight Manager,  Royal  Liver Building, Liverpool.  Mr. P. W. Brookes, European Accountant, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool ���������    ������������������'.'  Mr. Kenneth Mackenzie, Chief  Supt. Engineer, Sandon Dock, Liverpool.  Mr. C. E. Rutter, Agent, 103-Leaden!) all St.. London.  Mr. Wm. McK. Rodan, Agent, 25  Bofhv/ell St.. Glasgow.  Mr. A. S. Ray. Agent, 18 St. Augustine's Fe.rade. Bristol.  Mr. W. D. Grosset, Agent, 25 Rue  des Jordaens, Antwerp. .. .,,  port.  Commander "Fisher's services in  this matter have recently been recognised by the award of a C.B.E.  In 1916 he was employed as technical representative in the various  negotiations for the use of neutral  shipping by the Allies. This work  was of vital importance to France  and Italy and indirectly to this country also, in maintaining supplies during the most difficult part of the  war. Incidentally, Commander Fisher gathered a valuable knowledge of  the shipping interests of Europe.  During this period Commander  Fisher served on various Government Committees dealing with commercial and shipping matters, Including amongst others the Coal Exports Committee presided over by  Sir Douglas Owen and the Board of  Trade Committee, for the Conservation of Coal, presided over by Sir  William Marwood. It is not without  interest that the latter Committee,  on a motion by Commander Fisher,  supported by Sir Richard Redmayne.  passed a resolution which ultimately led to the introduction of it. he  Daylight Saying Bill by the then  Home Secretary, Mr. Herbert Samuel.  In the summer of 1917, soon after  the United States came into the war,  a liaison "officer was appointed fo  link the British Ministry of shipp'ns  with the American shipping board.  Sir Thomas Royden was first chosen  for this important post and he wan  followed by Commander Fisher, who  filled this difficult and responsible  position with marked success.  t*  'Ticil the coupon toclav.   "   "" '        TRA'PFING" iaNOT a pupply cala-  ���������appcr'a Guide containing information  hie lo any trapper.    It will guide and  cecl trapper and teach the beginncr-the.  art of suocersfully trapping tlie North American Fur-hei.r- '  ers.   No trapper or Fur collector can afford to be without  Jfaii jreai book.  Send for your copy at once.  A.. 3. S M,U B E R-X ltd.  THE LARGEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD DEAU.'JC EXCLUSIVELY IN  UOIITH AMERICAN RAW FURS  324   DONALD ST./WINNIPEG, CANADA  OBLIGATION  t  WITHOUT  5 ART" OF  THE BEST AIID. MOST, COMPLETE   / RAPPER'S   GUIDE  EVER PUBLISHED  arid fceep me posied on Raw Fur Market^  Conditions during the Fur Season 0.^1919-1920  M  31-  lame.  f ost Office,  Electoral   &  District       (please p.i/fjr name)  B  ox  Or  rovincG  CoPYBinMT 1 C.  A' .1919 . A.fl.Shi.b������M.l(ii.  :ity of Boston pays 65 per cent, of  Jie entire cost of State Highways in  Jie State of Massachusetts; the city  A Cleveland, $800,000 towards, the  .'Osl, of State Highways in Ohio; and  the cities of New York nay 8Fi por  ���������jent. of the cost of Stale Highways  :i the State of Ts'cw Vcrk. I am not,  juofing these figures for tne purpose  .1" advocating that the cities of iirit-  sli Columbia should pay towards the  :cst ol suburban roads at tha pres-  jnf time, well knowing the financial  conditions that obtain, but to show  the consensus of opinion with rcl'er-  jiice to cities bearing a portion of the  cost of improving such roads. There  .ire seven city municipalities in Urit-  sh Columbia with less population  .ban is required to incorporate a vii-  agc in Ontario, and, according to  statistics submitted  by the li:spcc(oi  jl."  Municipalities   for  (lie year  .1!) L'"  ilhe   total   population  of  these  seven  .'.ity municipalities combined is aboui  inc-soventh   of   tha.t   of   ono   of   on  large rural municipalities cunti^i'oiu  fo  Vancouver.     It   would,   there!ore  be necessary  to  make allowance  fo".  ;i(.y  municipalities   with   populat'on>  .lss than sc-nie specified  number    it  >e  decided   upon;   il.   would   abo   b.  iccessary  fo give    consideration     U  lie smaller  rural   municipalities.  The department has under co-'isid  ;ration ihe dividing of ttic roads ir.  organized districts into primary, sec  ondary and     local    roads,    priiaar:  :-oads fo consist cf tlie inter-pro vine  al,   Pacific   Highway     and     simila:  roads leading to or connecting v/itt  jxfra-provincial main highways;  am  ;econdary roads, fo consist of trunl  oads conned ing industrial and mar  itet centres.    The expenditure on primary roads should be under the dir-  :cf control ol thf Provincial Oov."!m  nent, which should bear tiie givnto  art   of   the   cost.     Tho   expenditur  ipon secondaiy roads  would  h?. r:a-  ���������ied out  by the district Luuiiicii'iHt  ':-s to the satisfaction of the  Public  'A'orks Department where they liav<.  .he necessary organization and equip  .nent;   in   other   cases,   in   a   mc-thoi  ���������'hat would be arranged and satWac  :ory  fo  the   Provincial     (.iovcrnmeu'  v.d the municipalities concerned; the  ost of tho  work  on   these  roads  tf  \>c  borne,  possibly,  on    a     lifty-flftv  iasis.    The expenditure on all Uica'  ���������oads should  be borne by the imi:i.  .'ipalitics.  Governmciil. asuiotance ifr.vjrut  oriniary and scfondarv reads iu nira'  nntnicipalilies is justified on ficcoun  it and roughly prpjiortioiial to lie  tniounf of traffic over .tli-i-se. road;  -.vhich originates outside ..lie. niutii  .'.ipalities. ,  The ro:ids (0 be deslgnaknl nr. pri  nary and secondary highways-should  ')c decided upon after consultation  between the provincial .governthen',  ind the municipalities through which  hey run and be fixed by sta'.ute, If  would then lie necessary to .work out  n comprehensive scheme for imiirov  ing these roads in accordance v;itti  the .estimated traffic, fo which' the}  will be subjected during (he life o;  the pavement or road surface; fo;  example, it would possibly require  afc.phaltic pavement, or cement concrete roads contiguous to the larger  centres; bituminous surfacing by the  penetration method on roads subject  fo   less  severe   truck   traffic;   travia.  or heavy asphaltic oil applied l.ot  and under pressure for roads still  farther from the centres , of .traffic;"  and possibly light oil applied- cold  and by gravity where subjected to  light automobile traffic and the roa.d  material is suitable.  The department-considers that an  work where possible-should be carried out by contract and that foi  maintenance work and other worn  done by day labor, suitable equipment should be provided. The government, this year, has purchased  machinery to the extent ot $60 000  including motor trucks and gasolino  driven  loaders  for same.      '   '"���������  As the life of a hard surface pavements should be from 8 to 10-years  if   least,   it  can   hardly   be  expected  hat the cost of tli'=se should be-.borne  "roin general revenue, but that spec-  al funds should  be-provided-for the  mrpose.     With thin in mind, a'nd al-  o   having  in   view  the  providing o!"  .vork   in  connection  with   ihe.return  ���������f   our   citizen   soldiers,   the   govern-  nent pau.s'e.d the "13. C. Loan Act, of  ! \) \ 0" which,, provided  for approximately ono and a  half ^million- dollars  'or  tho "construction,* extension^,  diversion or material improvement    o^  'mporfanf trunk    roads    throughout  Uie  province, or in  the construction  ������r materidl alteration  and repair of  highway   bridges."'    About   $800.,00u  ol'   this  loan  has   been- appropriated  for roads .which ai'u now being.or are  about  to   be,  constructed,   aim  it  is  ;owards this class of work that the  Dominion government will be -asked  to contribute under the Canada Highways Act,, previously referred, to. The  department   is   also   considering   the  revision  of  license  fees  and control  of the weights of loads that will be  permitted on highways.  To carry out the above programme '  economically will require an efficient  organization. When the United  States Federal Government passod  their Highway Act in 1 91G they decid  ed that Federal aid would only bo  available tor states which had properly organized Highway Depart-  'lients and I am of (he opinion-that  the Honorary Advisory Council in  collection with tho Canada Highway  Act will follow the same commenc-  al.de coursr.'. Since the passing of  ���������he f'nited elates Federal A.H. all rh.>  i'ates. which already bad not done  ������������������o, have organized Highway iK-par-  ���������nents along lines simlkr to lhcv-2  'hat wei'e in(roduced in tit's piovimv  '.wo and a half yeais ago. This syc-  .em is alxo used in France, whic't  justly claims the-llncst road sybfem i..  the  world.  Tlie province of British Columbia  :ias been divided info ei&ht- engineering districts and a qualified engt-  leer placed in responsible cliarge 01*  each dic-trict. Last year Nova Scotia  'ntroduced the same system, and this  spring Manitoba has been organized  ilong the same lines, with the province divided into nine districts with ���������  -). qualified engineer in charge"-of  jac'l^district.  The criticism is made that thin organization is top heavy and costly, t  may say that o'n2 district engineer  has oyer 137,000 square miles '.:���������  lover; another. 134.000 square miles-  and a third, over 3.300 miles of road.  besides trails, ferries,     bridges    and  (Continued on Page Six) PAGE FOUR
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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 ihe only bonds that bind
them to this Bank are the ties of service, progressiveness,
promptness and sound advice.
Established 1SG4
fi H ft
Strayed   to   my
year old heifers:
Black  and  White
Dated at    Abbotsford,    November
21st,  19 19.
R. it. No. 2, Abbotsford, B.C.
Ottawa, Nov. 2G.���An important
order isucd by the Board of Commerce today and effective ' immediately, iixes the margin of gross pro-
tit allowed to retailers of boots,
shoes, rubbers, overshoes, gaiters
and other articles usualy sold .within
rofail establishments in Canada at
SI} 1-2  ]ier cent.
The order states that sales of any
of these commodities    in    contravention  of  this  order  shall   be  deemed
to bear unfair profit.     Up to December 2-1 any person concerned whether
vendor  or   consumer,   may   apply   in
.writing.to  the  board  for an ame.n'i-
' ment  or  variation   of  the   order     to
! have effect territorially or otherwise
but the order shall have effect, from
iAHSii- i'S
fConiinued from  Paso Three)
and other work tliat come tinder lus
jurisdiction. The -overhaul ���expenses
of tiio department including both inside and outside staff for the year
1!) 17-18, amounted to 8.3 per cent,
cf tbe expenditure, which" is reasonable, considering the large area, ovor
which the work is sealfere',', This
year the percentage should bo Ices, as i
practically the same organization vyiii
handle a considerably larger expenditure in connection with the B. C.
Loan   Act.
Thirdly, with reference to the '""3(1-
: ?,--:
oral Grant of $20,000,00. this act war
passed in July by the'federal House
and later tin honorary advisory ccua- !
cii appointed in connect ion with the
carrying out of the Act. Und'er the
terms of tho Act, $80,000 per annum
is given to er.ch province and the balance of the money is divided among
the provinces on a pou'ruiou basis:
the moneys granted towards each
project, to be on 'it basis of 4 0 per
cent, of "the actual necessary and
reasonable cost of the construction or
improvements of such highways."
This moiuy is not available for tiie
bridges, nor for improvements in
ci;ics, although it is possible that
special consideration will be given to
city municipalities with small populations, such as obtain in British Columbia.
British Columbia's snare of the
grant will bo $1,2:12,000, and is available in any or more years up to the
end of the five year period, d-.-pending
upon the amount of .work the Provincial Government und-3rtak-:s to which
this grant can be applied.
" There hc.s been enrtain objections
taken to the method by which this
money has been allocated, but if il
wo.rc divided upon an area basts, the
provinces which today uv-2 receiving; I ment,
the laregst. amounts would sfii! continue to do so upon that basis. Again
basing   it   on   the   mileage   oi   roads
to be extended over a period of
years. Jn   IS) 19, by  the pass
ed" tha Post Otlice Appropriation
there has been made available
'"ederal aid highway worn in tin.
years IS)! S)-l 020-21 a further sum of-
$200,000,000 and it is to be hoped
that the federal government or Canada will follow along similar lines, if
not, to the same magnanimous extent
When they do so the method of allocating the moneys could be revised,
if iK'.ccssary, -in the light of the experience obtained in the meantime.
A possible method which would, be
more equitable would be to allow an
extra amount where the cost of grad- i
ing exceeds a certain sum, for example; an extra amount per mile
where the    grading    costs    between
C, Novebmer 2 3.���Addressing the local W. C. T. U. on the
subjects of prohibition and child welfare, Hon. Mr. Farris stated the Prohibition Act would be remodelled,
and the- remodelled .act be in force
for a period that would test it, before the intended referendum was
delivered. He said the conditions of
the past should not continue and if
new liquor legislation was not enacted he would not remain in office.
Ottawa, Nov. 2G.���Retailers oi'
bacon and boned ham are limited to
a margin or gross profit of 2 0 par
cent., with an additional 2f a pound
for slicing, under an order iosusd by
the board of commerce, bearing date
cf Nov. .24 and signed by all three
members of the board.
.000   and   $5,000;
further   sum
lcre the    grading    costs   . betwes.:
,000 and.$7.000. and so. ca
As the Honorary Advisory Council
hav'3 been in oflice but a short time,
they are hardly in a position to give
full  particulars  of the  requirements
under the Act, but no doubt this in-
i'orniafion will be forthcoming shortly.     I   might also state that the  department has approached the Federal
authorities   with   a  request  that  the
railways  give  a   special   freight   rate
on road building materials.
In closing, let me say that the department is anxious to spand nil
moneys under its control so as to
obtain the best results possible and
thai, reason bespeaks the hearty cooperation of. all parties interested in
good roads, such as Good Roads
Leagues, Karmers'Jnst-ifuiss, Boards
cf Trade, and other such organizations.
1 regret it was impossible for-me
to be pres-ont until the close of yoiu
convention. Had I been'in-attendance earlier no doubt 1 should have
heard some criticisms that would
have been ol assistance to the depart-*
rnid we always welcome constructive culicism and there 'may
have been other criticisms that 1
con hi   Iia\
would not be satisfactory, as the
method of surveying in the prairie
provinces, whereby there are road allowances between all sections, would
give them a very large mileage. It it
were based upon the mileage of trunk
roads it would be som? considerable
time before all the provinces could
agree upon the roads (hat should be
included under this heading: ���a#n.iti,
too many criticisms at the time the
bill was under consideration might
'have led to its defeat and if was considered important to obtain initial
legislation along this lins.
In 191 G the United States government inaugurated a system ol Federal aid by granting a sum of $S5,000-
cxplained to your safis-
"ac'icn and thus the results would
iave been mutually beneficial."
Paris, Nov. 25.���-The Peace Conference will be unable to carry out
its plan to make the treaty effective
December 1st, it is learned definitely. The failure of the American
Senate to ratify the''Versai!es treaty,
combined with the departure of the
German delegates without signing a
protocol providing for the enforcement of the terms, caused   the con-
j ferencc to postpone the tentative date
! il  was learned today.
According to a recent Order-in-
ccuncil issued from Ottawa, a time
limit has been set. for applications
for Vocational re-training. The order
states "Limiting time fo r application for re-training courses three
months from November 1st, 1919. or
discharge whichever is later." TIik
officials of the department S.C.P.
wish this fact to become known to
all returned men, who may be eligible for a course.
Registration forms have been provided and all who suffer from a Usability which prevents them following
; their   foruvsr   occupation   should   ob-
j tain and fill in-a form: these may be
; obtained at any S. C. R.     Rcprcsen-
Italives'  Office, either    personaly    or
! through the mail.       On    completion
; the form should be mailed to the de-
jpsrtment S. C. R., Vancouver,
j     Any member of the forces who is
| new at work, but who has a disabil-
i ity should register and thus protect
. his  interests.    The fact that a  man
i registers  does  not mean  that  he  is
j compelled to take a ^ourse at once.
He may continue at his present pos-
j it:on  and  can  at a  later date apply
i for a course, but he must be register-
| ed within the time mentioned.
j     The order-in-council    also    covers
j the case of those men who enlisted
prior  to" attaining  their  18th  birthday,  and  they  also  ' .tiust     register
Avithin  the  period  before stated.
The department wish to emphasize
the fact that registration does not
ir.'&an that a course must be started
immediately; if at a later date an
ex-member finds that his disability
prevents him from carrying on and
he is eligible for vocational training
he may make aplication for the
course, however, he must have registered with the Vocational Branch,
Branch, Department S. C.R., before
.January 31st, 1[)20, or three months
after discharge.
Those vuo enlisted under eighteen
are also governed  by this  ruling
Mr. G. E. Leary, who is
with his brother at Slade
likes Abbotsford fine.
&   Co. s
���. ,���fcJ��� ''Something in the House to Eat
v-'h^.n [hey have delivered to them our fine
1 To?t Pies, Home-Made Mince   Meat,   and
o; Wr Christmas Pastry. "Something- m the
Hou:e to Eat" makes a Happy Xmas.
With Christmas only four weeks away,
what about Almond Paste for, Cakes?
License  No.   5-1088
Liconso  No.  8-!J85��S
LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer
See me now about that Insurance
I have a large and\"splendid  supplywof _
Raspberry Canes for-sa-le'at low pwecs.
Finest quality.
Farmers' and Travelers
trade solicited.
Newly Furnished ��� ���
Thoroughly Modern
i IbllNvjt
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 jaunt.
Supplementary advertising includes
outside of newspaper advertising.
Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for
summer months.
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