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 With which is incorporated/The Huntingdon Star"  ���������-.���������.,.,. U-.-J...  i:iJiLivji  Vol. XX., No. 25  abbotsford, b, c. friday];Oct. 29,   1920  .,$1.00 per Year  ays  Gale Wants Pledge  From Leaders  ��������� VANCOUVER,' Oc;t. 25.���������The determination of ��������� the Good Roads  League of British Columbia to get  results on a-comproliensivc road system plan was emphasized on Friday  at a. motor 'dealers' luncheon, by  Mayor'Galca's chairman of the Good  Roads League. The luncheon was  at (he-Citizens' Club, and more than  100 dealers we're presenfand pledged their support lo the' league's objects. . .. ,  ���������'uniors of a ooming election are  in the air, and 1 may say that as  "president, of the Good Roads League  ,J propose calling a meeting' of the  -directors at an early date, to secure  a resolution\calling on all the automobile clubs and other bodies in the  province interested in good roads, to  lend  their support.  It does not need broad vision at  this time to'foresee that now as never before, British Columbia need?;  some comprehensive scheme of road  building that will connect all sections'of the province. What we will-  ask,.will be the support of all interested bodies, so that we may go.to  "VV. J. Bowser and John Oliver, as  party leaders and candidates for office, and endeavor -to. pledge ttbem,a.-..  head of election date .to the comprehensive road-building" programme  we know this province should  have.  "What we are after is results', li  we can obtain these results by being nou-political, so much' the better  tut if ~not, it is results we- are after,  and then let us be political," said  Mayor Gale.  ELECTION   OX   DECEMBER  J ST  Nominations  on November  10th  Victoria, October 2 5.���������Surprising  even themselves with the suddenness  of their decision, the provincial cabinet on Saturday took the plunge by  dissolving the legislature and arranging for'a general election on Wednesday "'December .1. with' nomination day on Nevomber 3 0th. :i  Premier Oliver has announced he  will issue a manifesto this .week out  EXPECT TO OUT Olb AT^  3J$������:KKET  <*^ **r  APPRECIATES    LOCAL    EXHIBIT  In sending (he money for the prizo  which the Mission District exhibit  won a the New Westminster fair Mr.  D. E. Mackenzie the manager and  secretary  says:  "I might say on behalf of the  President-and Directors of the Royal  Agricultural and Industrial' Society  of British Columbia we have appreciated very much the fact that your  district was'again represented in our  Agricultural B-iilding aud especially  bocause of (lie fact, in the opinion,  freely expressed, of the many visitors  who attended our Fair from all over  Canada and the United States, there  never was collected toother such a  wonacrl'ul array and display of agricultural products in cno building  and your exhibit was certainly one  of the features that played no small  part iir bringing this condition of  affairs about and it commanded the  immediate attention^ of the many  thousands of people who were with  us during tho Exhibition week aud  who were more than pleased with the  agricultural possibilities of tho district of Mission.  "We not only extend our thanks  for your co-operation and assistance  tliis year ' but to oxpr'vss the hope  that von will bo with us again next  vear."  The company, which ha^#?-':chosen  Abbotsford as the centre of, oil boring operations, has how the machinery on the ground and witt^'shortly  begin work. It is fondly h'bfied that  oil will be found-at 3500"-below the  surface. The greatest depth\yet attained by any oil boring machinery  in the Fraser Valley has bc&n 20I?0  feet but-this" company "irifeifd'to go  the 8f������00." ��������� It is expected that a few-  days after commencement ('hat they  will, get down, about 500- feet, after  ..    , which   they   expect   real   hard   work,  linging tlio appeal to the 'government,  taking about one hundred and tweh-  to the people.    The manifesto'is not' j ty days to go the balance :o.f ,the dis-  ,   ,   .      ,���������._     .,,.,     a^,.fiiri<r   tance, when  the oil will start shoot-  expected  to  contain     any    sta tling _ .___ ^^ .. ^^ hoped<    ^^  features_ of    new     policy  "and    no   A__otsford grow then.  schemes  which  will involve new ex- } .' . ^___1__-  penditures. ��������� It is said the government will point out the scope of its  accomplishments in restoring financial credit and increasing provincial  revenues and invite the electors to  send them back for a new term to  complete the programme they have  in hand.  Government control of the sale of  liquor is such a wide question that  the government, it is said, has decided to submit a set of general principles for the proposed new act and  secure the benefit of public opinion  before final drafting'of the measure.  ���������What the chief principles of the  measure will be, Premier Oliver declined to outline until he has had  Jurthervc6hsultaH6tf"'-\vIth - his .colleagues, but it can safely be predicts  3d that among them will- be the prin-  ipies of a revocable permit to pur-  ;ha,ser,- administration by an independent commission and a refusal to  allow sales by any private parties.  PERSONALS  EXTENDING    GARAGE    BUILDING  Messrs Wright & Johnson of the  Abbotsford,Garage arc busy building  air extension . to their garage, (he  present one being too small for the  increased  business.  This firm appears to be getting a  lot of work and is quite <a favorite  with car owners. They are always  busy and always adding something  now to the already excellent equipment for the'convenience, of the  public and the facility of their own  work. ������  TWO YEARS ALLOWED TO  It LAKH   GOOD  Denies That Oliver  Will Be Nominated  wages  in   the lumber  camps and  on  the roads but others of them prefer  Bowser Opens  Election Fight  MILNER, Oct. 2,6.���������Mr. W.. J.  Bowser, Leader of the Opposition,  tonight opened his election campaign  speaking to a representative gather-  Mr. Leonard Oo.'lison has- arrived  to take the position of teller in the  Bank of Montreal.  Mr. and , Mrs. M. M. Shore are  spending a vacation of two weeks in  Winnipeg and  southern   Manitoba.,  Mr. and Mrs. C. Wallace left- .������n  Saturday for Texas, where they will  visit Mrs. Wallace's sister.  ��������� Rev. W. A. W'.ls.j'-t, D.O., visited  the Sikhs here en Tuesday. Mr,. Wilson was a missionary in India for  thirty-two-years and on his returning  to Canada has charge over the- Sikhs  in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.  On Monday evening the G. W. V.A.  gave a smoker in their club rooms.  There 'was a good attendance. Music,  games and cards were played, after  which  refreshments were s'erxved.  Mr. and Mrs-. Stefan have returned from their trip to Chicago and  Cedar Rapids.'  ,-. Mr. and Mrs. Colin Fraser spent  the. week end in .Vancouver.  Mr.   Lome   McPhee   has   returned  from his vacation at Ocean Falls.  '  Mr.   Neil   McLeod     is   visiting  his  sister, Mrs.  Stinson. , . ���������  Born-���������To   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Arthur  Salt, on Thursday, Oct. 28th, a son.  Mrs. Hovedy. Mrs. Plumridge and  ing of Langley farmers    and ' their  wives. ' He   charged   Premier   Oliver   children of Mission City, visited Mrs.  and   hi_'party" with   uon-fulfilmcnt' Renner on Tuesday.  There are today 127 settlers scattered all over the Merville area operating under the Land Settlement  Board. "It has been arranged that  the first payment on the laud does  not have to be made until tho first  of October. 1922, this giving the pioneer a chance to get on his feel be  fore he begins to make payments on  principal. Interest does not begin  to be added until October of next splendid revenue, coming in, and  year. Loans for stock must be paid  off in  three years.  of election promises, plunging the  country into debt, with trifling with  the common sense of -the-people, and  with general inefficiency.-  Speaking of the referendum. Mr.  Bowser said that he would demand  a Moderation-Act'from/Premier Oliver.'"- vThe''GovorhmehtOr%'a.s.-..stili _ in  power and it was its bounden duty  to submit the act to the' people, so  that they could rightly judge which  party was tho most competent to administer it. He charged Premier Oliver, on his own admission, of knowing that there would be an immediate  election, and with submitting the referendum to the electorate, an opera  tion  which  had    cost    the    country  $1.00.000 at a time when it could ill  afford to lose it and when the schools  and roads in the-country were crying  out   for  money.  Heavy Provincial Hoi-rowing  Economy, he said had been Premier Oliver's great cry, and the economy .that he had brought about was  the borrowing of $27.536,500.in the  four years his party had been in  pow.er. In thirteen years the Conservative party had borrowed $1,2,405-  000. The Oliver Government had  increased the country's indebtedness  from- approximately $19,000,000 to  134,000,000. He did. not know where  the money had all gone to. There  was also $2,000,000 in arrears of  taxes which had not been pressed  by the Conservative Government,but  which had since been raked in. All  Litis  borrowing had occurred with a  Mrs.  Pettipiece    has  gone  to  her  sister in- Pennsylvania.  Mr. S. A. Woolgar left on Tuesday  for' Nelson.  Mrs. R. Thomas, "Mission City, was  a  visitor   here  on   Wednesday. -  Rev". E. R. McLean, provincial secretary of Sunday schools, will speak  in the Presbyterian church on. Sunday evening, October ��������� 31st.  -- Tlie^Par.ent^Teachers' Association  are- giving a.^Ha 1 low'cen ' party for  the pupils of the Abbotsford Superior  School on Saturday (today) in tne  Masonic hall, from 3 to 6 p.m.., ro-  the" junior grades aud at S o'clock  for the senior pupils.  Mr.   Pope     is'taking   Mr.   Shore's  place   during  his  absence.  On   Tuesday     evening,   under   the  ary Society of (he Presbyterian  church, it being the Thankoffering  meeting, Mrs. (Rev.) J. L. Campbell  president of the Westminster Pros-  byterial. spoke on their work. During  the evening the choir sang a selection: duet by Mrs. Coutts and Mrs.  McTn.liis; solo by Mr. J. Downie and  remarks by Rev. W. A. Wilson, D.D.  A .serious accident occured on  Saturday at the Abbotsford mill  when' K. Ogura, a Jananese, wa.3  killed. The funeral was held on Wednesday''; in Vancouver, and was at-  tended-by a great many, from' here.'  Mr.   and  Mrs. Burrell and-  family  have gone to Bellingham to live, and  Mr. -B.   Deneenhas  arrived   to   take'-  his place on .the Great Northern.  Mrs. Downie entertained the ladie3  of the Embroidery Club at her home  on" Tuesday afternoon.  The Ladies' Aid met at the home  of- Mrs.   McMenemy   on   Wednesday .  afternoon  with   a  very   large   attendance.  NEXT WEDNESDAY BIO  DAY IN ABBOTSFORD  There will be something doing in  Abbotsford next ' Wednesday���������both  political parties will hold their convention here for the nomination of  candidates.  -. .���������.".'  There are not a lot of names-mentioned with either parties, but usually conventions hunt up surprises in  the way of prospective 'candidates.  * The " Liberals will undoubtedly  nominate; Hon. E. D.' Barrow, the  present-member and minister of agriculture, who has judging from all reports worked faithfully for his constituents and would make almost any  other candidate do some tall hustling.  Mr. Mercer'is mentioned as the  Farmers' Candidate.- -He-'resides in  Chilliwack Valley and has become  fairly well known being connected  with" the Milk Producers Association  Major Coofe, of Chilliwack, Mr.  William Atkinson, of Chilliwack arc  mentioned among the Conservative  candidates, as is also Mr. J.  A. Mc-  auspiccs  of  the  Abbotsford   Mission-   Cowan of Abbotsford  thrice heavier  taxation.       He spoke  of Government salaries, and pointed  Many  of   the  settlers  are   earning out that in Alberta they wore $1.(!'!7-  000. or $���������15.4'7 per capita;  and iu B.  $3.2 1.2,000 or $76.50. per capita,  c:  to  stay  right  on   the   land   and   im- This lie said was the Oliver '/rand of  prove it;  to enable them to live the'economy.  Mr. J. A. Co.urfenay, secretary of  the New Westminster Liberal Association, today denied a report published in a Vancouver newspaper |.o  the effect that New Westminster Liberals will invite lion. John Oliver  to be a candidate in this riding. He  indicated that tho story is baseless,  no such action having been decided  upon; nor is such a step even in contemplation.  The story in question said it had  been "officially stated that a strong  effort, would be made to have Premier Oliver himself contest this riding."���������Columbian.  Land Settlement board is making  I hem loans in accordance with i..o.  value of the improvements put on the  land.  The Hon. E. D. Barrow paid a visit to erville a week ago and spent  two days visiting practically, all the  settlers right on their farms. He addressed a meeting at night.���������Court-  enay Argus.  VICTORIA, Oct. 25.���������The resignation of A. E. Foreman, chief engineer of the department of public  works, was announced here on Saturday. It is the intention of Mr.  'Foreman to join a business organization   in  Vancouver.       The  resigna-  Atlack   Dr.   McLean  In his opening remarks. Mr Frank  Mackenzie, M. L. A., for Delta, took  Hon., Dr. MacLean to task for tho  claim which he asserted the minister  had made of having single-handed  brought about the great decrease in  mortality  from tuberculosis.  Criticising Premier Oliver. Mr  Mackenzie said he was a talker rather than a doer. He also declared  the farmers had inadequate support  in the matter of roads, and that they  were not given enough assistance in  connection with agricultural matters  Alt Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes  Men's Wear at prices that have  been Slaughtered to the finish.  Sale starts  NOVEMBER 1st, and continues  to NOVEMBER 16th at 7 p.m.  NO NEED lo go out of town, we  can serve you better with the  highest grade . of . Merchandise  and save you money.  Full slock of  CHRISTMAS TOYS  on hand. Now is your opportunity io purchase your Xmas Gifts'  cil a saving to yourself.  Everything reduced.  Shelly's 4X Bread, Fresh Daily  Mr. Robert Marshall of Chilliwack  has been appointed returning officer  (ion will be effective on November 1.  for Chilliwack riding.  B. C. Phone, 4  Farmers' Phone 1907  BSSSWWeeKBSSa-!--"SECTHHE-  JBBSnBEHSC1 Ml  i ;  _U_e two  THE ABfeOTSPORD' _?OSf  .   ,, -     THE.ABBOTSFpfcDPOST-  [   i- Published Every": Friday  Member of the Canadian -Weelcly  /Newspapers';"  j. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  Association.  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29; 1920  Bowser Will Probably Be the'Next Premier ���������  ���������  With another session of the legislature yet to run Premier  ''   Oliver has obtained a dissolution  from the .LieutenantrGovcr-  nor.'and ask the people, of the province what their verdict is in  ,    regard (.0 the past policy, if .you can call it one, of the Oliver  Government. ���������   . ��������� ,  Since the election of 191.6 many changes have taken place  and Iho Oliver government today is no more popular at the present lime of writing than was the Bowser Government in 1916.  11  is believed that a reversal.,of opinion has taken place and  where once the popular leaders,of the present government obtained support of many Conservatives, the Liberals, believing  that, a change is most desirable/at the election in December next  will either support the Conservatives or a farmer candidate in  rural districts'should any be running. So far as known at the  present time but few farmer candidates will be in the running,  so dissatisfied Liberals will also vote for the Conservative candidates.    Take, for instance, ,in Dewdney,  the Premier's own  constituency, and where he has intimated his wish to run, if the  Liberals want him, (but they don't), it would be difficult to get  up on enthusiastic convention if it were known tWt Premier  Oliver were to be-chosen candidate. " Mission :City was 'the big  stronghold of Liberalism, last election, but today if a popular  - candidate of the Conservatives were nominated it is altogether  likely he would receive over seventy-five per ccntV^of the vote of  the electors.,   It is the same throughout the riding.    No one  feels it ah honor to boost for the aged premier, and many are  the excuses offered for the change of opinion.  Such men as Mr. David Whiteside, of New Westminster; Mc-  Geer, of Richmond; Thompson, of Grand Forks ;'��������� Willison, of  Rossland; Hanes, of North Vancouver; have all announced that  they will not seek election in their constituency as Liberal candidates again;' and only, Mr. Hanes, will run at all. Hon. J. D.  A'lcLean, it is said will retire from politics wihin a few days to a.  nice fat job under the government. And have you s������en some  'scatteration' among the civil servants: Foreman has quit, and  cur esteemed friend,' Mr. Wylie,' road foreman for Dewdney, has  recently evinced a taste for his little farm at Haney. This shows  show the trend of affairs���������forsaking.a sinking ship, thinking it  better to be safe than sorry.  Mr. Bowser, today, has the confidence of the Conservative  party to a greater extent than ever before and has not the trained battery of abuse thrown at him through any secion of the  public press that he had previous to the elections of- 19.1.G.    On  public" platforms he is listened to with greater respect than ever  ^the audiences believing that he is the much wanted man at the  'head of affairs in the province.    During the four years he has  maintained a strong and healthy criticism of the Oliver government, both in and out of the House, thus gaining many friends.  Then too the recent expression of opinion voiced last Wednesday by the electorate of B. C., which plainly shows the dis-  approvial of the government's administration of the prohibition  Oliver and prohibition were both born at the same elec-  ^w/ifi2:aroqnfft--_iiiaii^  j..:fL>troN*$  "Funeral Director ������������������'  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  Yours  -.Wm. Atkinson '.  G.-'.neral Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist.  ���������23 years among1 the Stockmen ol  Uie Fraser Valley. ' Am familar  with trie different- breeds of live  stock and their values.  Address gJl communications- to  Box 34't)hiniwacft, B. (J*  [elp Correct It  ,. Sometimes, as soon, as you give the operator'a telephone  number from mempry,.you realize you have called the  "wrong number. . The first impulse"is to hang up the receiver, but, you should wait and'say to the other party,  "Beg Pardon for calling the wrong number." Then everybody feels all right again about it. .   ' ���������  If you hangup the receiver wihout acknowledging your  error, the operator gets the blame when she, tells the other  party that "there's no one on the line."  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  ���������s>.  j  '       For  a Good SmokeTry  B.C. & Old Sport  CIGARS  B.   C.   CIGAR    FACTORY  WILBERG a WOLZ, PROfB  Week In Calgary  LCt.  turn, and both have been miserable'failures. Prohibition is now'  a dead one in the province for sqme little time to come, and  :Uver December 1 the Oliver government will find a resting place  alongside the scarred remains of the Prohibition Act of 1916���������  both 'dead ones'. '  With the advent of the Bowser government we mav expect  a revival of good times in the province, and good'government  for (lis people without always reminding one'of the awful things  the former government did.    It will be a business government  with a policy correctly defined, for a prosperous and  province.    It will  be good-bye "forever" to'the Oliver reten of  terror. &  growing  Sets  To Start Something  Former County Court Judge McJmus, is nothing if not sen-  s tionai or original iu politics. He went to Ottawa as a youth  and made some of the ancient politicians there sit up and take  ncUce. and even the sedate old Globe, ("the Scotchman's Bible")  gave Liiily quite a lengthy write up in its columns. Then h-  leund Ottawa too sedate and old-fashioned so he went back to  Comox and asked them to send him to Victoria, and thev did  During the rush to-the Yukon "Billy" as the miners calf him*  went up into the frozen north to keep things from, getting too  warm and made a governor that the old-timers still talk about  couver and was delegated to remain in-Vancouver.."  'Nov/ he has gone back to Comox'and he wants the miners  and the farmers and returned soldiers to send him to Victoria a  .train as an independent candidate. In announcing his intention  to run m Oomox, Mr. Mclnnes said that his object is to give full  effect" to.the vote of October 20, which he interpreted to mean  that as far as the sale of liquor was'concerned, a man should set  what ne wants at a reasonable price, subject only to such re-  slrictron, as were outlined in the policy of the Moderationists  He has other planks in his platform but this is the most  outstanding. He sure has the action behind his convictions  vvhedier we feel like approving of it or not, and the election in  Comox will be watched with interest, and Mr. Hugh Stewart will  have to look to his laurels as an Oliver candidate, now that a  real live man has entered the field. "Billy" is no more in love  >..._: Liivsr than the rest of us.  Winter approaches Alberta gradually this year. This week snow  flurries, wind, frost, rain, ' and  sunshine have been about, equally  divided in Calgary. Reports from  other sections of the province show  considerable  snowfall.  Trade in produce has been exceptionally dull with little change in the  prices from last week.    The advance  in price of potatoes has been the only  outstanding feature.    Edmonton  potatoes   rising   $2.00   per   ton. ��������� Shipments from tliere show careful grading and'good size.    ,Onions have de-  .-.-lined  in   price,   apparently   to  clean  up  those injured slightly by the recent wet weather.      They are   being  quoted at $25,00 per ton, and as usual on a falling riiarket, some onions  that were sold at $35.00 per ton are  being refused for some real and some  imaginary  detects.  ������������������We notice some very, flue cabbage  coming in from B. C, the variety being the Danish Ballhead. The price  is  ?2G.0O per ton.  Apples are being offered from Yakima at $1.4 5 to $1.65 per box for C  grade, with specified varieties and  sizes. The Eastern apple market is  also in a muddled state, apparently  due to the shortage of money and the  curtailment of credit at the" 'bank.  Storing of Delicious, Newtons and  Spitz for spring would look better  business than forcing them on a full  market now.  Daisy butter is scarce, with no  ���������ihanjre in price from last week. The  '������������������ream supply is falling off. There is  ������o change in the price of creamery  '���������utter.  Eggs are steady at $17.Wto  Per case and quality uncertain.  tfowis are listed at 20������? down-  chickens 22<! per lb. No'demand for  ducks, geese  or turkeys.  The prices quoted for butter, eggs  and poultry are to the producer.  There is a fair surplus of prairie  hay in Southern' Alberta, which will  be.coming on this market fr  on. .    ���������        '  $18  :'om now-  HORNING   DAILY  INTIMATES  OIVER   HAS   COLD   FEET  In; speaking of thTelection in this  riding (he Vancouver Sun says-  ''Dewdney Riding was represented  in the last Legislature by Premier  Oliver, butait is quite certain he will  not seek renomination there, where  a contest would mean more or less  of a personal dispute with his former supporter, Mr. Maxwell Smith, ex-  chairman of the Land Settlement  Hoard, who is in the field as an independent."  Fruitgrowers, order your  Fruit Boxes now  and..take advantage of the  lowest prices. ^  Everything made   in   B.   C.      Stock   of  boxes will be carried during fruit season.  Home Ave.  Near Wharf  THE. day 4s. pas.t for. risking  money on transportation experiments.  Present Commercial Car requirements demand power,  strength, dependability, appearance and economy of operation.  These are what you pay for���������  and in the Chevrolet One Ton  Truck these are what you get.  We have this Truck in Stock.  Come in and see it.  n  T  CHEVROLET and DODGE AGENTS  MISSION CITY, B. C.  1 'B  1 "1  1  hi  M  a  i  vil  ,'.1  11  SjKIS!  ITft V." J'c  . .* ~v_*i^n������ ������t w  TiiK ABBOTSFORD POST  ��������������������������������� a  PAGft THRKE  John Oliver Clouding the Election, issues  Last Wednesday week the people" of the province gave in no  uncertain sound their opinion of the present prohibition act and  want a chance at the government that did not enforce it. ' The  people of British Columbia,.as was'shown in 1916, arc in favor  of very stringent liquor laws, and .the way the present act has  beelT.en forced has led to "the big. decisive decision on the 20th.  Now, however, Premier Oliver is to bring before the people some  dope' in regard to this government control,, believing that government control is the biggest question in British Columbia. Yet  Premier Oliver passed up and down the province all summer and  was disappointed at the results of the erection, so he says._yho.ws  how he can size up a. situation. The discussion on what government control really means, Oliver believes will take the <public  mind away from the other big issues that the people should  decide'upon, such as the P. G. E...the.soldier question, the road  question, and a few other matters that concern the prosperity of  B. C. Government control was not properly defined for the  people before voting���������nobody knew what it meant, and the Oliver government, should they be returned to power, which they  are hoping, do not. feel big'and confident enough to deal man-  fuly with the question, and later abiding by the decision of the  people. When the government put the question to the people,  they put acquestion mark after it. And that question was 'what  does it mean. The disgust with the present act made the people  vote for something they knew little about, in preference to something they did know, it is contrary to the old saying, better the  rogue you know than the rogue you don't know. Sixty per  cent, of the people took chances���������long chances. But now seeing that, the prohibitionists were so thoroughly swamped, Oliver  throws cut a little 'sop' in order to catch' their vote, and also  to hike the attention of electorate away "from the awful incompetency of the Oliver government. It is not fair to anybody. It  i 'j like a kid .throwing up a quarter to decide a question and when  if turns wrong to throw it up again and again till it does come  right side up. One vote on the question should be enough for  the time being.  The aged premier thinks he has 'us excited and wants to  keep us going, just so he will slip in the front door of the parliament, building at Victoria, but won't it be fun to see the other  fellow there first?  SINCE (j 1870  *3f\ DROPS  Oil STOPS  Mills Closing Down  Lumber camps throughout the  province are closing down benip; hard  hit'by the freight rate advance.  . According* to lumber .operators i'.i  (lie province the situation was non-  loo rosy before tile increase in flic  i'roightr.ales of-a third; that was the  deciding factor. Consequently vory  largely on iho' extraordinarily higli.  prices of lumber in the spring and  summer .the demand has fallen off:  even at the present prices the market  is very sluggish and yards are full  There are today three million feat of  cedar loqs at Vancouver-,that have  been offered at fourteen to fifteen  dollars a thousand; and even at that  I price did not' find a market., The  demand expected from the prairies  after the harvesting of a bumper  crop has been very disappointing; ap:  parently western farmers are firm -in  the belief that lumber will go down  still further and-are waiting until the  spring to  build.  - The.most keen competition with  the B. C.' market is from the yellow  pine area 'of the Southern States. In  the great market of the Eastern United States B. C. manufacturers' have  to compete at a disadvantage of  eighteen dollars a* thousand with the  last raise, in freight rates and this  they do not think they can do.  OP1XIONS DIFFER, EVEN  AMONG  EDITORS  The question of prohibition and  government control has caused much  comment among the newspapers of  the province.. Some go into lengthy  details to. show their opinion. We  quote two:  The Trail News says:   "  .Among those enthusiastic supporters of prohibition who had counted  on the women's vote to help stem  t lie tide of the modoralionicls, .theie  is.a feeling ot chagrin. Student.-; r.f  modern history know- that women  cannot be depended upon to vote for  prohibition. Just why this is a fact  surpasses all reason, but such ih the  truth. Every woman knows Uiat it  is the woman who pays dearest for  this brand of "personal liberty" vet  when she is given the chance to vcio  the bill she votes to perpetuate the  evil���������if such it is. It would seem  that woman is no more a prohiblion-  ist at heart than is man. She seems  imbued with the thought that she  will somehow survive���������though she is  not just quite certain how���������and the  uncertainty of the situation and the3  ���������love, of adventure impels her to cast  her ballot for the thing that has  caused more women's heart aches  than all other causes in the list of  human  infirmities.  Tlis writer does not pose as an  angel (even our life partner, who is  the embodiment of Christian charity  has never even intimated that we  are and she ought to know), and we  do not like to criticse, but we con-  scientioasly believe that the government sale and control of the liquor  business will prove a failure in British Columbia just as it has in every  other place where it has been tried.  As n whole, tlio people of this province arc no different from those in  tho State of South Carolina. Saskatchewan, and other slates and dis-.  tricls, where the state has handled  intoxicants and the ultimate result  will bo the samo.  It is true that the prohibition law  did not prohibit, because no human  made law ever did accomplish all it.  was infendod to do. If we postpone  prohibtion until such a law is placed-  upon the statute books of this province, we will wait an infinity of ages  We have a law against murder, but  it does not prevent murder; we have  a law against larceny, but it does not  prevent theft. Are we going to repeal all these laws because they do  not do all it was intended they  should do?      The law against mur  der is-not to.prevent murder, but to  prosecute those who kill human kind  without justification. The prohibition law was all right but the people  seemed to think there .was somehing  wrong with it and failed to demand  its- enforcement.  There is no quest ion but that a  large majority of the voters favor  government control" and the majority  should rule in this case as ��������� in all  others���������right or wrong���������and tho  man who would deny that right has  no place in this dominion.  The Cumberland Islander says.  By a tremendous majority the  voters of British Columbia have declared for "An Act to Provide for  Government Control and Sale in  Sealed Packages of Spiritous and  Malt .Liquors' 'as against the- retention of the present Prohibition Act.  Among the high percentage cities in  the "Control" column was Cumberland, where no less- than 401 votes  out .of 528 cast were in its favor  The result is just about what the  average man, who uses his own  brains and has not allowed the  smoke screen of intemeprate oratory  or propaganda to obscure his vision,  thought would happen when the entire population had a fair chance  to express their opinion on the present Prohibition Act. This Act lias  been a dismal failure from the start  -���������an absolute farce aud thing of  contempt in the eyes of fair-minded  and  honest citizens.  The Act was put' through when the  nerves of the people were highly  strung on account of years of war.  and when thousands of our best manhood were overseas, a large numbei  of whom never haa a chance to vote  on the question. ��������� Perhaps the least  said of that episode the better, anyway tho injustice of that time has  been amply vindicated by the pres-:  efit overwhelming majority for Temperance and Justice. It must be admitted that much good has been  done by the elimination of the sale  of strong drink over the bar. The  unfortunate part of it is that the  spirit of the measure was not carried  to its full intention. A strict enforcement of the present Act by the  Provincial Government would have  removed many of the evils at present  existing- notably the use of the so-  called "near-beer" by young people.  Much good along this fine can be accomplished by the enforcement of  ane  moderation  laws.  GETTING   READY  FOR  THE  CENSUS  sin most countries of the world, including- Canada,- the authorities aro  getting the machinery in order for  the decennial census1 of 19 21, After  it is over we shall know definitely  just how much we have grown in ten  years, despite the intervening conflict, and whither the channels of increase  are  tending!"  "The Christian Science Monitor"  remarks anent- the international  census preparations that they bring  to the surface once more the latent  dislike of the gereality of people to  be numbered. "When the .first bili  for taking the census was brought in  by Thomas Potter, in 1753, it met  with such violent opposition- that il  was nearly fifty years later that the  first census was accomplished. The  general idea was, at that time, that,  it was a means of judging how much  more taxation could be-imposcd. and  cveu to this day many people think  it is a sign of great- and mistaken  curiosity, and try in every way to  avoid it. At the present time the  use of such statistics is specially valuable, in regard to the housing question, the number of people actually  engaged in various' industries, tho  population of places both in' town  and country, and whether people are  flocking to the towns, or the tide is  turning to the country.. Sometimes  these little simple facts dispel a vast  cloud of nobulous fancies."'  In a country of mixed population  like Canada, it is( especially necessary  for ethnological reasons that we  should have accurate statistics as to  origins. It is for thai reason that  "Canadian", is not accepted as complete information with regard to a  man's nationality, any more than is  "American" in the United Stales.  _5_M_E__������____J&i__g^____^flSS___������SSMM  Concerning Style  When  you  order  printing you  buy- something  more than paper and ink.  The. best, advertising talk  iii  the  world  looks  vulgar "and  commonplace if    printed    without  distinction.  STYLE in printing is an art.  ��������� it just anywhere.  Concerning Cost  You cannot buy  ��������� The cost of printing depends upon something  more than the profit which the printer puts upon  it.  Much depends, upon his plant, his organization  his technical ability and experience.  MORAL���������For the best printing, something distinctive and  original, get an estimate from us.  DECISION WEAKENS.THE LIBERAL .  CA USE THROUGHO UT PRO VINCE  The fact that Premier Oliver has decided, if such be really  true,, not to be a candidate in Dewdney makes it a very serious  matter for the Liberals throughout the Province. It niea-i ���������; at  least two things: ' ..;  1. That the Liberals of Dewdney want better ren-eje .ia-  tion for the constituency. ���������    ,  2. It weakens" the cause of the Liberals throughout the  Province in their campaign. The fact will be heralded abroad  by the Conservatives and oppositionists that owing to ih-3 unfair deal which Dewdney has received since lOlGlhe Liberals of.  that part do not feel free, in justice to the cause of Liberalism,  and their home district, lo again choose Premier Oliver as their'  standard bearer.  Premier Oliver has the privilege of running in two dungs,  but should according to political precedent make Dewdney one  of the two, as it was Dewdney that gave him his preseiv. political birth. Premier Turner ran for Chilliwack and Victoria,  but was left in. the former; Premier McBridc ran in Victoria and  Dewdney, winning in. both, and Mr. W. J. Manson succeeded him  in Dewdney in the by-election nomination.  You can just make a safe bet with yourself that if the Liberals of Dewdney thought it an easy matter to elect Premier  John Oliver, he would be announcing his candidature with both  feet before now.  POTATOES SHOW DKCRIOASM)  YJELI) THKOUGOL'T CANADA  Tho Conservative convention for  Delta will be held at Cloverdalo on  Saturday, October������30th. at which a  candidate  will  bo  nominated.  I'ush your business by advertising  thai the women's vote would go  strong for Prohibition. Women are  usually quicker than men to notice  an Injustice and they certainly used  their first vote under the new franchise to good purpose in this instance. In New Zealand, where  women haven ad the vote for the past  Manitoba's potato crop this year  is estimated at 3,700,000 bushels.-  This io about J,500,000 bushels short  of an average yield.  Alberla's crop io estimated al G,-  128,000 bushels- a reduction from  last year, with a prospect of the crop  falling   under   this  estimate.  Wo notice by the Calgary Herald  of Thursday tho 21st that Minneapolis potatoes are selling in Winnipeg. They are retailing at $ 1._f) to  !|1.70 per bushel. Potatoes are selling in Minneapolis at $1.50 and going lower. The <|itality of the pola-  tos is excellent.  Manitoba reports a poor crop of  potatoes; also in Southern Saskatchewan and Northern Alberta there is a  L;ood crop. The prospects are that  the prairies have produced enough  potatoes this year lo meet (he home  needs.  ma is good, being estimated-at 2.800  cars. The price there f.o.b. was $2 7  per  Ion  per  car.    It  was   advanced  within a week to $2!L00. Broker's  price is $30.00 per ton. Freight from  Yakima lo Calgary is 9 6c per bundled pounds, and the exchange rate is  11 7-15 per cent.  Edmonton potatoes of good si^e.  well graded and firm are quoted at  $132.00 thjs week, an advance of $2  per ton. Some of them are being  shipped to Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  OCT OF TOUCH   WITH  PUJ5UC   SIOXTIMKXT  When John Oliver- I'romlcr of the  Province, was informed Wednesday  night of the result of the Temperance  Plebiscite, lie is reported to have said  "I am very much surprised." After  touring the Province for months past  visiting almost all sections in his  specli-making tuor. he returns to  Victoria so  much  out of  touch   with  twenty-seven years, they have always  contended strongly for Temperance tato growers are reported as shipping  as against both intemperance and j 200 cars to Vancouver B. C, and  prohibition.    The   result   is   a  sober some cars have been ordered in Yak  the people's affairs that he is taken  The duty taken off potatoes during >y surprise on a matter^that has-been  war time to enable the U. S. potatoes j  to be shipped into B. C. to be cvaP~'joun has another  orated   for  the   IJ.  S.  army.'supplies-poon���������when the votes are counted in  has not  been replaced.    Yakima po- the Provincial Election.���������Islander.  long   time  to  tho  iaverage,   intelligent   citizen.     Honest.  surprise    coming  The remark was frequently heard,nation without ceorcion,  ima for Calgary.    The crop in Yaki-  Nominations  on  the  10th  of November will be held for Dewdney rid-  in the Imperial Hall.  h-Mhbr irmiMh milSn.tSn Mu u m ll uuim mtftriftfcn ib_iAi3iJmi  V"_  fME ABt30TS^0RD  POSt,  ABt4ofSF*Oltt), ft  6.  L!& -  )____!_  No Better-on-the-Market Kind  Our big, juicy steaks look nice enough lo frame, but there is  a more practical ,use for which .they are intended���������that of making'  our customers, look healthy and happy. The kind of* meat you got  here, no mailer of what nature, is the no-better-on-the-market kind.  You can safely tie to that statement. We take as much pride in our  business and have as much regard for our integrity as though we  were running a bank; We handle all kinds-of good things to_ eat  ,in meats. , .        .���������... | ���������., r-.-i-^zdMMM  WHITE & CARMICHAEL  GIVE USA TRIAL FOR A MONTH AND BE CONVINCED  Farmers'  Phone   1.909 'Abo������tS_"������FOf   J_&oV������.  ���������A. E.  (Late   Taylor   &   Humphrey)  B. C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  ftoom   O-Hart   felook,   Chilliwack  . Cox    4:2a, CHILMWACK  R. McEWAN  BOOT AND. SHOE  REPAIRER  ABBOTftFOUl), ������. O.  WANT COLUMN  Yon operate ycur truck on a business basis and it is to  your, interest to keep your expense as low as i_ consistent  with real service. You should make that truck efficient.  You cannot afford waste. And for that reason, you should  he interested in the Zenith Carburetor.  The Zenith Carburetor  Properly installed, cannot waste fuel, because under 110  condition can it provide too lean or too rich a mixture to  the cylinders. Through its Compound Nozzle, composed  cf two separate jets, one growing richer as sue'.ion increases and the other growing poorer, it supplies a balanced mixture of air,and fuel at all engine speeds, unaffected  by the daily changes in atmospheric pressures, temperatures or humidity. Zenith gives utmost efficiency and  ' minimum waste���������a fact that is proved by its many records  on the water and in the air.       The    Zenith    Carburetor  Has Been Accepted  as standard equipment by more than half of all European  automobile manufacturers. And, though it has been on  the American market only a few years, it is now used by  more than 100 American builders of motor cars and trucks  Drive over and let us show you what Zenith can do for  your truck.  We have For Sale���������  1917 Five Passenger Ford, $425.00.  15 Horse Power Motor 220 Volts, 60 Cycles, 1200 R. P.  M., complete with starter, sliding base and pully. Snap.  IVe specialize in all Ignition Work, Battery Overhauling  and repairing Starter and Generator Troubles, and also  Acetylene Welding.  Abbotsford Garage & Machine Shop  Advertisements under  heading cost 2.5 '  cents .  Leave  copy  and  money  hotsford Garage.  the    above-;  per    issue.  at The  Ab-  STRAYED���������Two, Durham Cows,  ���������from the old Harrop Estate���������One  while-fa cod cow and the other all  J red. branded MM'on lei't hip. Re-  . ward paid to any person giving, information as to the whereabouts of  j tho above animals. Walter Wells,  !Abbotsford, B. C.  KORS!<: FOR SAL!'}���������Good worker  young, sound, gentle, wi'.l be sold  cheap or exchange for cow. .lames  .Mi Is toad,   II.. R.   No.   2.   Abbotsford.  FOR SALE���������Counters and Fixtures in first class condition���������at your  own price. Apply F.- J. R. Whilch-  olo, Abbotsford, 13. C.  BARNES���������MUNXS  I carry a complete line of FRESH and  UP-TO-DATE  GROCERIES. '    '  Our customers recognize' that if it is anything' in the  Grocery Line this is tho place to buy at right prices.  Ccurteous Treatment'and Prompt Delivery.  Our Bread and Cakes are' fresh daily, and are made in  Abbotsford.    Patronize home industry.  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  '. ;".).;  mittimtmM0^aui&lditri.i������,iiwt.il*t i.mi������<rga<���������n  fc  iiim������iii������nw  5__S_S5  At the home of the officiating  clergyman, Rev. A. D. MacKinnon,  2623 Fifth avenue'west, on Tuesday  evening, October -19, Mr. Herberf  George Barnes of Dewdney, B. C  formerly of London, England, and  Miss Amelia Lilian Munns, of-Vancouver, formerly of Essex, England,  were united in matrimony. The bride  was given in marriage by her mother  Mrs. Alfred Wallace Munns, of 2345  Eighth avenue, Kitsilano. Miss Sarah Keys a.cled as bridesmaid and Mr.  Alfred Munns, jr., was. groomsman.  Mr. and Mrs. Barnes will reside at  Dewdney,  B. C.  Phone, B. C. 7  MT.   L-tHMAX  ABBOTSFORD B. C. Farmers 1918  Miss Ellie McLean of Matsqui  spent the holiday at her home here.  Messrs Stanley and Gordon  Bloomfield of Vancouver were holiday visitors with their sister, Mrs.  Dan Nicholson.  Mr. G. Ferguson of Vancouver  was a visitor at his home ever the  holiday.  Mr. and Mrs. McEachren and family have returned homo after spending the summer with friend3 in  Prince Edward Island.  Miss Lucy Owen was home for the  holidays.  Mr. Harry Howells, Jr. spent the  week-end   with   his   parents.  Mrs.McDonald was a visitor to  Abbotsford on Thursday.  Mrs. J. E. Henderson of Victoria  who has been spending a few days  theguest of Miss Jessie Bell, left f oilier home. Monday ' night.  Mr. and Mrs. Graham and family  of Vancouver were guests at the  homo of Mrs. Forrester on Wednesday.  Mr. W.'Lewis of Vancouver spent  the holiday with her mother.  Mrs. (Roy.) Oswald and daughter  Dorothy spent Wednesday and Thursday will: Mrs. Oswald's father in Van  co live;-.  Miss Marie Stewart of Victoria  Cant. A. L. Bell, Mr. Roy Bell, of  Vancouver spent Sunday and Monday at  the  home of  Mr.   Bell.  ion of the $300,000 steel . viaduct  over Deep Creek, on the lino of the  Pacific Great Eastern Railway, will  complete the work before the end of  Hie present month and that by then  the rails will be laid over, the structure and the bridge open for traffic.  Immediately the bridge is open  tracklaying north of Deep Creek will  be rushed ahead and steel carried to  Quesnel, a distance of 55 miles north  of Deep Creek, by the end of the  present year. The grade on that sec  tion is already completed and bridge  work well on. There are sever;  bridges to be completed, but tracklay  ing will not be held up seriously at  any point says this report.���������Journal  1IOTHLMAN   HAD  HE AUD  OF PREMIER  CLOVERDALE, Oct. 23.���������Manager .Howe- of the Columbia hotel, a  newcomer in the district, is no re-  pector of persons, judging from his  greeting to Premier John Oliver yes-  .erday afternoon. "My name is Oliver. This is Dr. McLean," stated the  premier, introducing himself. Mr.  Howe was equal to the occasion.  "Oh! So you're the guy they are  sending to the nethermost parts for  these bum roads," .stated the genial  manager.  MISSION   PUBLIC  SCHOOL  AT   XEW   WESMIXSTER   FAIR  1IATX1C   \V.   1.  1>EEP CREEK  BRIDGE  rS NBAItING 'COMPLETION  On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 21st  the Hatzic W. I. held their regular  meeting in the Hatzic Hall. The  delegates,to the W. I. convention to  be held at Chilliwack in November,  were nominated and it is hoped that  as many as possible will attend and  make a good representation from this  institute.     ,  It was decided to have an afternoon tea and miscellaneous shower  in the Hatzic Hall at 3 o'clock ;-n  Thuisday afternoon, October 2S'h,  in aid of the Mission Memorial hospital. All donations of fruit, vegetables, etc will be taken cire of by  the committee in charge  After the usual business was disponed of Mrs. Manson gave a very  original paper on "Our individual  Value to the Institute". It was indeed a splendid paper aud was very  greatly appreciated by all the members.  After (he -adjournment- of the  meeting tea was served. The hostess-  l.. worn Mrs. McEwen. Mrs. Moody  Mr:-.   JT:!if.r and  Miss Morrison.  Accordingto latest advices the Can-  aian Bridge Company, Ltd., the concern to which was awarded the erect- i  We have some wonderful bargains  in  Boys    and    Women's    Boots    at  Witehelo's.  The public school sent a small exhibit to the provincial fair and^in  competition with coast schools managed   to  carry off:  1. Best school exhibit in Gardening, Third prize $10.00.  2. Best school exhibit of potatoes,  Third prize $5.00.  3. Best- exhibit of vegetables  grown by a pupil on the home garden, Second prize, Victor Osborne ?2.  -4.   Best'tinted   map  of  B.   C,   4th  Reader, Second  prize  $1.00.  5. Best     painting '   from  3rd Reader.    Second    prize,  Topper $1.00  6. Best design    from    nature, 2nd  prize, Jack Aianson 5De  nature.  Mabel  NAVY LEAGUE  liriti.sli Columbia Division  A very successful meeting of the  B. C. Division of the Navy League of  anada, was held in Mission City, on  Tuesday, Oct. 20, when" the "Capt. F.  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