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 3*f  PUBLISHED IN B. CON II C. MADE PAPER  Vol. XXVII., No. '3.  Abbolsforrl, 13. C, Friday, October 20, 1923.  $1.00 Per Annual  Miners' Gum Boots  LECKIE SHOES  Correct Information  Should Have Publicity  for LAD IKS,    CENTS  and our prices right.  and" CHILDREN.  Our  stock   is  eomploto  THE PIONEER STORE  l-.ioue  !i6  AniiOrJ'8FORl> ANI> WHATCOM RO Af)  Whatcom Road, Tel.  23M       Fanners 1912  Coming Session May  Prove Very Interesting  ���������v.   ���������f  Tlio  provincial     legislature,    is  to  open on tlio 2!)l.li and this week there  is a general trek to D. C.'s capital���������  Victoria.  The present session is likely to  prove an interesting one, especially  owing to the fact that an election  viil probably follow shortly after  the session is over. Both sides ' of  , tlio house will be particularly anxious  to make real campaign  matter.  The regular Liberal caucus' will  he held this week, when the members of the party will have a little  heart-to-heart talk starting-on Friday, when the plans of.'the se'ssion  will be discussed, and scores' on old  slates cleared away:    . "   ; ' "  It is likely that the Question oi  Leer and light-, wines will come up  for discussion;" this - session. The  ma^YerTits^"een^alS^ff^-;for-months-  and ' probably '"the^gbverh'ment" may  have the people vote on the matter  either at the next election or shortly  before.  Then too, not enough money ib  being gotten out of the motorists',  and the question of of a gasoline tax  will probably provide , considerable  discussion should a bill come before  the house on this increase of two  cents per gallon.  Delegations representing the retail  and wholesale merchants will probably ask that the personal property tax be done away with by an aci  Plans Regarding  Sumas Lake Area  VICTORIA,. Oct. 23.���������When it is  considered that 120 bushels, or 2  tons; constituted the crop'taken this  season by one of the farmers on the  ,West prairie section of the Sumas  reclamation area it will not be difficult to understand why Mr. E. D. Barrow, Minister of Agriculture, had  such faith in the proposal which he  fathered and carried through' to a  successful conclusion. The land in  question was ploughed last year after  having been flooded by the Fraser  River���������a condition now guarded  against by the plan that has been  brought to fruition.  It is .also , interesting to observe  that the farmer in this particular instance received $1.00 per ton over the  :narket price on account of the high,  uiality of the oats produced. This-  'act takes' on more, than usual signif-  cance when it is understood that a  ;ood British Columbia average crop  3 somewhere in the region of sixty  bushels to the acre.  "-"Naturally" buoyed' up "with" such excellent-'returns', Mr. Barrow is. op-  imistic regarding the future of  Sumas and his plans have been developed with an eye to practical retirements. In other words he  oroposes to seed one thousand acres  )f this particular area to Timothy before the Fall days have gone, in  irder to prevent the spreading of  weeds, and with an Idea of furnish-  :ng the interest charges' from the  crop returns.  The Government owns 12,000  acres in the area, 7,000 acres of  which are lake bottom lands, and it  is Mr. Barrow's intention to crop all  the lands in the meantime and have  them revenue producing against the  The public meeting on Monday  ovoning jh still the talk of the town;  and the question of incorporation is  one of the foremost in conversation,  everywhere. All are saying thai if  it is good for one place it is good for  another, but the real question is to  decide, is it good for Abbotsford?  Not only at the present time but also  in the years to come.  In the above connection those who  the      boosting      for      incorporation  should   bo  very careful   to  give out  the.correct    information    at    public  meetings, $f>00    is the amount    stated  as,, a licence  from  banks.    There-  is at present only one    bank in Abbotsford and it is   not    known '.how  $f>00 can ho      gotten    from a    bank  wlion the act plainly states'-that      it  shall not be more than $200 for each  half year.      l'n Mission City the bylaw states that $100 each      half year  shall be the trade licence, but at the  present time the    hanks are    paying  $50, or $25 each half"year, and" this  is   considered, too  much.     It   is  understood that in Chilliwack the banks  are  paying $25  a    year or    $12.50  each half year.  This paper holds no brief for the  bank here .but in all fairness these  matters should be given ��������� out so as  not to raise false hopes. If $25 is  considered enough for Chilliwack,  how in Hie name of publicity .could  Abbotsford charge the amount of  $500?  But perhaps the News refers' to  a sand bank behind its own office;  Organize at Meeting  On Monday Night  HUNTINGDON  of the legislature.    Lobbying in this   time when they will be    put on the  respect is expected to be quite wrong.     ���������--'--  "it" is not a popular tax    but. government members say it is    one    good  source of revenue, and that is aboiH  all that can be said in its favor.  The question of the Hope-Princeton and the Fraser Canyon routes  for the mterprovinclal highway will  probably come up for discussion, and  as it is a pretty hot subject in the  interior it will be a hard matter for  U,e government to satisfy the various  'sections of the interior.  The session is expected to be      a  short one.  Basket Fans  Elect Officers  A  Meeting for the purpose of re-  or-anilh-g basket, ball-in Abbotsford  wasM old in the Abbotsford Theatre  ������������������ Tuesday evening, with a large and  entiuisiaistic attendance.  Officers elected include, president,  71. Millard; vice-president, Rev A. H.  Priest: 2nd vice-president, P. Hughes  secretary-treasurer, ��������� Miss V. J-  Kvans.  Representatives' or the teams organized include, seniors, George  Hart; Intermediates, Harry Taylor;  ladles, Miss >*��������� Archibald; high  school girls, Miss GiHey.  Three teams, viz., senior men, intermediate and ladles will bo entered In   the  Feasor Valley  League..  Basketball was one or the ohlof;at-  tractions during last winter, and as  a clean Ileal thy sport should be given  th ' united support of the citizens.  Iluj Abbotsford Theatre has been engaged for the games the first of  which will take place in the very  near future.  narket  Sumas Lake has been reduced to  one third of its normal Winter area  ind pumping will be completed when  "he connecting ditch now  being put  n is  finished.  Meantime Sumas land owners are  being given first opportunity to  'ease for one year the marginal grass  lands adjoining their holdings. Besides giving the farmers extended  holdings at moderate rental this  action will bring the sodded lands  into first rate cropping condition.  Services will he hold In St. M������th-  ever-y Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A.  Hardinc Priest, vicar.  Advertising is a cheaper means of  soiling to more people than- any  other method.  Mrs. McGillivray  Succumbs to Pleurisy  The death occurred very suddenly  on Thursday in a Bellinghani hospital, of Mrs. Duncan McGillivray of  Sumas  Prairie. "^  Mrs. McGillivray had entered the  Institution to be under the direct  care of the physician, and contracted  pleurisy, which resulted in death.  Mrs. McGillivray was sixty-five  years of age,/and is survived by her  huband, Duncan McGillivray, one  son, John McGillivray of California,  a brother-in-law, Malcholm McGillivray of Huntingdon, and one son was  killed over seas.  Mrs. Duncan McGillivray had resided In the Huntingdon district for  a number of years, Mr. McGillivray  at one time being postmaster at  Huntingdon. They had resided on  the present farm home for the past  five years.  The son in California has been  communicated with and will arrive  here on Sunday. Funeral arrangements will be made upon his arrival.  Mission Band  ���������"   Is  Formed  With a membership of about twenty girls and boys between the ages of  eight and thirteen, <a Mission Band  was formed in the school room of  rth"e"-'Presbyteriari' Church' "last '"Sat-  urday^a-fternoon ��������� under' ' the supervision of-Mrs. S. Bedlow- and Mrs.  W. J. Gray. ���������'      -  Officers elected for the ensuing  term include, Mina Bailey, president;  Flossie McNelly, vice-president; Vera  Bedlow, secretary: Flossie, Hunt,  treasurer; Tames -Hutchinson, Mission Box secretary and Beatrice  Rucker, roll call secretary. Mrs. W.  J. Gray and Mrs. S. Bedlow are the  leaders.  The meeting was addressed by Mrs.  Maharg of Vancouver, secretary oi  the Westminster Presbyterial Mission  Band Work, who gave a splendid  illustrated account of the work.  Mrs. Huston, soloist of Chalmers  Church, Vancouver, gave several  selections and led the children in  singing. Mrs. Huston also gave some  very useful suggestions in regard to  the Mission Band work.  Meetings of the Mission Band-will  be held in the schoolroom of the  Presbyterian Church at 3:30 p. m.  the first and third Friday of every  month.  Maccabees Will  Furnish Supper  Initiations and a volume of general  business occupied the members' at  the regular meeting of the W. B. A.  of the Maccabees held on Thursday  evening.  Among outside visitors were Mrs.  Nellie Pettipiece, D. D. of Vancouver  and Mrs'. R. Thompson, also of Vancouver, and Mrs. Davis of Vye.  It was decided that the Lodge  members would serve the dance  supper at the annual bazaar of the  W. A. of the M.-S.-A. Hospital, the  same as they did last year.  Arrangements are being made for  securing a visiting nurse in connection with the local Lodge.  Interested property owners of Ab-  bolsford met in the old Bank of Montreal building on Monday night and  organized the '-'Abbotsford Property  Owners' Association."'  Owners elected included: president, J. .1. McPhce; vice-president,  IT. P. Knoll; secretary-treasurer, H.  F. Thorn.    ��������� '    ,.  Prior to the election 'of officers,  the gathering was addressed by G. L.  Heller, who explained the purpose  for which they had met. In taking"  the chair,, the president suggested  that the'secretary be instructed to  secure a number of copies of the  "Village Municipalities Act" for the  use of the members.  The necessity of funds for the  work of the association was discussed, and if was thought thai very  little money would be required; and  it was' decided that an initial fee of  fifty cents would be charged.  The newly formed association has  twenty-three members, with the prospect of a number of new-names to  be added at the next regular meeting, to he held on'the third Thursday of November.  A committee of three was appointed to draft bylaws of the association,  viz., J. A. McGowan, J. Barton and  E. A. Barrett.  It was moved and carried that a  clause be placed in the bylaws  whereby the wife or husband of a  property owner would have the right  to vote at the meetings. <  The summary of the "Village Municipalities' Act" was ��������� read by G. L.  Heller, responded to by .]. J. McPheo  and later fully explained by D. C.  Durrunt,   barrister.  It was moved and unanimously  carried that the meeting go on record endorsing incorporation and  .with a view to same.  A" yote of thanks was tendered .D.  C. Durrant" for the-assistance lie had  given  by his' instructive explanation.  As a Government townsite, it has  long been felt that the town was not  receiving the improvements that  were warranted, by the amount- of  taxes paid by the ratepayers; and  that' the only solution offered for  this is in self-government, which is  incorporating under the "Village Municipalities Act." ,  The members of St. Pauls Church  came t.o    Ahbolsl'ord    on    Thursday  and held a parlor social.    There was  a large aitendance.    Those assisting  on   itoapr   KwsyjoAThebgk  on   the     programme     included     Mr.  Snashall, readings,    Mrs.  W. Coutts,  solo,  Mrs.   Farrow,     piano selection,  Mrs.  Waterston, solos,   Mr. S.   Skinner  and   Mr.   \V.     Owens,   readings,  Gwen   Tapp,   piano   selections,   Miss  Robertson, Musselwaite, piano selections and solos, Mrs. Parton, recitation, Miss Ramsay, solo    and  piano  selections.  Mrs.   Johnston   of' Bowdon,   Alta.,  is the guest of Mrs. Rovelle.  BRADNER  High School Students  Give   First Debate  A meeting of the Literary Society  was held in the Abbotsford High  School on Thursday, October 18th. A  debate was held between first and  second year High School Grades, entitled, "Resolved, that Vancouver will  become a greater citv than Montreal."  The decision was in favc.r of (he-  negative, and the ' h-s! y������-ar is to  debate with the Matriculation Clap.-s  on November 15th for the school p(3-  iiant.  Miss Woatherboc, Mr. J. I. McPhee  and Rev. A. H. Priest kindly acled as  judges.  Boy Receives Injuries  Saturday Night  A jolly surprise party was recently held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.  ���������J.   Tnimpour,   Pattison   road,   Rand.  During, the evening a    whist     drive  was arranged.    Mrs. P. Aspinall was  the winner of the ladies' first prize,  Mr. J. Carmichacl    the    gentlemen's  first, while Miss  Dora  Cederfelt and  Mr.  R.  Elliott  received  the consolation prizes.    A dainty    supper    was  served  by Mrs. Trumpour,  Miss Anderson and    Miss    Oxley.    The    remainder of the evening was spent in  games and dancing.    The guests were  Mesdames   Elliott,     Carmichael,   Aspinall,   Oxley   and   MacDonald,     the  Misses Anderson, Aspinall, Oxley and  Cederfelt;    and    Messrs. R.    Elliott,  W.   MacDonald,   .1.   Carmichael,     P.  Aspinall and W. Oxley.  Mr. McNeil of Abljotsford has purchased the property of Mr. T. Brown  on the Haverman road, and will  take up his residence in the near future.   '  ������������2SB  Many Events for  Thanksgiving Day  Plans are now completed for the  annual Armistice Celebration of the  G.W.V.A. which is to take place on  November   I2t.li. Thanksgiving   Day.  On Saturday,' November 10th,  poppies will be sold, and on the 12th  (ho annual masquerade dnnco will  held  in     the    theatre hall,       for  Houn's orchestra (1ins been '.mi  Gordon Gosling, little son of Mr.'  and Mrs. A.R. Gosling received minor  injuries on Saturday night, when he  ran directly in front of an automobile. Gordon was knocked down  between'the wheels .of,'the car and  received a cut- on the" iWaT'Vnd'  bruises on his legs.  ; Ho was not seriously-hurt and  around again as usual.  is  Coming Events  -Concert    and     dance,  L.T.B. Lodges  (Orange  A. B. Buckworth  Has Resigned  ��������� t-  VICTORIA,- Oct. 2 0.���������The resignation of A. B. Buckworth as deputy  minister'of railways in the provincial government was announced this  morning by Hon. Dr. J.' D. MacLean,  the minister of railways. There  would be no further appointment to  this office in the near future, stated  Dr.  MacLean this morning.  Mr. Buckworth was appointed deputy minister of railways about a  year ago. Pie was formerly general  manager of the Pacific Great Eastern railway.  November   i>-  ���������  L.O.L. and  Hall).  November   13���������Memorial     Services,  Hazel wood  Cemetery,  November    12���������Thanksgiving    .Day,  Armistice Festivities, annual masquerade    dance of    the  G.W.V.A.  (theatre hall).  ne  which  gaged.  The proceeds for I ho evenI and  rrom the sale of poppies will be used  for the relief of the osplriiifs and  widows of soldiers, and for the improvement of the (flagpole) War  Memorial on Essend'ono Avenue.  Elect Officers  1 -v r^S^^-.AtM^eUng^  ' A meeting of the Basket Ball clubs '  of the Fraser Valley will be hold in  Abbotsford  on   Oct.   2!)l.h  to  perfect  arrangements for the season's games.  The following officers were elected last Friday at Abbotsford:  President���������Col.  A.   L.     Coote    of  Mission City.  Vice-President���������Mr.   M.    MacLean  of Mission City.  Secretary���������Mr. Peter A. Hughes of  Abbotsford.  Mr. Albert Lee has a now sign on  his bread wagon which reads "Leo's  Bread is Bettor."  \V  A. OI-' ST. MATTFI'IOWS CHURCH  HOI/I) WHIST OKIVIO FRIDAY  Mr. Heller (his friends intimate  that he likes the "Mr." in front of  Heller), as we were saying, if Mr.  Heller would deliver his oration next  time instead of reading it, he might  qualify for an alderman, provided he  cut out that tendency to loquaciousness.  \  A deliglitrul evening was spent at  (he whist drive and dance given bv  the W. A. of St.    Matthews    Church  in the Masonic Hall last Friday ovoning.  Prize winners for the  Mrs. Millard, lady's first  gent's first; consolation  G. F., Pratt.  Music for dancing was supplied by  Miss Jessie Coogan and Mr. W. Morgan.  whist were  Mr, White,  prize,  Mr.  Messrs. Buchanan and Parker will  probably shortly sever their connection with the Royal Bank here.  Both of these young men are popular in Abbotsford and all  sorry to lose them.  wivj  be  Mrs. Claude Weir is  the guest of  Mrs. VV. Gurling of Mission City.  Normal School  Literary Society  VANCOUVER, Oct. ' 20.���������The  Vancouver Normal school literary  society held one of the most successful meetings which have been  recorded on Friday ^afternoon in the  school auditorium. The programme  which was arranged by classes two  and three was devoted to the life and  work��������� of Mrs. Isabel Ecclestone Mac-  Kay, Canadian poetess, resident of  Vancouver. Following the'opening of  the meeting, a sketch of Mrs. Mac-  Kay's life was given by Miss Boucher.  Mrs. MacKay honored iho school by  being present and she gave an interesting and instructive address on  children's poetry. She also read  some of her poems written for children. "The Sleeping Beauty," by  this poetess was recited by Miss  Capelle. Musical Items were given;  by the school orchestra and Miss  Jessie Flliott, vocalist. The meeting  was presided over by (he president,  Miss  Roberta  Dean.  Mr. C. Sumner, one of the pioneer  business' men, is back in harness  again for himself. Pie has opened a  butcher shop alongside Lee's store,  and claims that he is getting good  business. "Charlie" as he is familial  Jy called, ought to know the ropes  around Abbotsford. Ho is the originator of the saying, "All roads lead  to Abbotsford" and now he will want  them to lead to the Central Meat  Market. *  Caps,   Horns, Lanterns, Masks  ALL NEW NOVELTIES  Be comfortable. Young and Old are alike in this  respect. With a view to assisting" our customers to  enjoy the coming winter we have been careful- in our  selection and offer  Men's Sweaters    and    Underwear,    Men's    Combination  Underwear,   heavy     ribbed,    unshrinkable,   size   36   to  42 at, a suit   . . .';  .';. ..  .$2.S">  Pure Wool, Penman's, heavy    ribbed Shirts and Drawers,  at, each  .$!.!).">  Men's Overcoats at  .$20 to $27.50  MATE HP HOOF CLOTHrNti FOK iMKX, LADIKS  AM) HOYS  0ROCKKIKS���������KECIULAK PRICKS'���������'  Old Dutch, 2 for  2">p  Choice Salmon, l's   '. ISp  Tomato Catsup, a bottle I!>������  Pine Toilet Soap, each  .">c  Limited  ABBOTSFORD'S "STORE OF QUALITY" *r������i  MK������ i  ���������-������- 1       1-*     k������  ���������������������!    ***���������    / ���������*< W4  TH&j AB.BOTSFOKD FUST  :T//# ABBOTSFORD POST  ' J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  Published Every Friday  Member of H. (J. and Yukon Weekly Newspaper Assn.  FRIIJAY",     OCTOBFK_ 2li,   102.". i  ��������� ������������������������      ���������      ���������������������������-��������������������������������������������� ���������  ���������     ������������������.��������� .. r-r . ������������������������ .:  Beer, or not to beer, may prove a hot question at. the capita] when all the members of  parliament are assembled for legislative duty  this next month.    It is a well known fact that  the cities���������the larger    ones   of   course���������are  quite keen on this point,    and will use every  endeavor lo have an aet    passed    permilling  the sale of beer and light wines.    Wo do'not  see how it is possible for the     governnieiil to  enact a, law granting' (he stile without authority from (he people.    There has been quite a  sirelc.li now   on   what     the   people   of   (his  province voted for.    It   may he   that it.   will  stand another stretch or two, and it may be  that it-will not.     It is a cinch (ha!, the country  people throughout   the   province arc   not as  strongly in favor of a tavern for selling beer  and light wines as are the city people; and in  rfact country people would like to see a little  tightening up of the present act.   A few more  restrictions would please a lot of people, who  .are not among the temperance people. While  the prohibitionists will tell you of the utter  failure of the present act.   It is a cinch that if  beer and light wines are   placed   before . the  people for vo'ting that it will meet the same  fate as did a similiar vote in Manitoba recently.  There sure is a feeling throughout the province, judging by reports, that a return or a  near return to the old bars is not wanted.  These various facts being known to the government places the Liberals in an awkward  position in the matter. However John 0. will  find a way or make it.   Probably.  Tt is certain that the government will soon  have to build the link, between the coast and  the interior, of the interprovincial highway,  at an early date. The information should be  all in now as to the virtues of the two most  talked routes.  The tourist traffic enthusiasts are demanding that the road be built so that the tourists  may be kept longer in the province and given  scenery that they   have never     seen from an  auto in any part of the American continent.  As to (ho virtues of the two roads it would  appear (hat the Fraser   Canyon   route is becoming more popular    every day.    Information has been given in these columns on both  of the proposed routes and if the tourist traf-  f'i-j is all that is claimed   for   it,   there is   no  doubt but that   the   Fraser   Canyon    is   the  pioper route, as it takes the tourist more into  the heart of the    province.      The   American  tourist does not want to be so near    his own  country on a long hike that it would be easy  for him to slip over the line   for his   night's  rc-st or for   luncheon    each day.     When    he  starts away from home he wants to get as far  away as lie   can   on   the   same   amount   of  gasoline and tire wear and to sec as much as  lie can. He can see his own country for over  three'hundred-, days in the year, but when he  starts for the interior of B. C. he does not want  to skirt the '19th parallel all the time.  ���������In the Fraser Valley it does not make much  rea'l difference to us which route is built,  .'but most of us have learned to love the Fraser and a long hike up its banks in our auto  would sure appeal to us. The connecting  line between the coast and Hope will be most  probably built along the Yale road, which will  be made a first-class paved highway.  When the missing link is built it '"will open  up a treasure sight for tourists and the whole  province will then reap the benefit of the  tourist traffic, because he will have to stay  longer in the province and will naturally  spend more. People locally along the road  "will thus reap the benefit instead of the coast  cities getting all the benefit.  And when the road is ...built, the .people of.  B. C. coast cities will not have to patronize  the Pacific Avenue as "much as they do now,  for grander and more scenery will be found  on the road to the interior. '  So one is led to believe that the parties now  who are doing   the   most   worrying   in    the  matter are the members of the Oliver government as it will be hard to please   both Kant-  loops and Penficton and their friends.  THK (JAHOI'ilNK TAX  Automobiles are already taxed  In  Itrftrsh Columbia  at a rate  so high as to produce  : rovt.nviio.    per    IicikI  higher than in any other province  in Canada.      Tint,  greater  proportion  of  these cars  are  used   wholly    in  and  about   the cities, when) the    roads are  i.tnule ami  iiiiiiiitained   by  the  municipal     government s;   so  that  already  the people of the I'ltloo an;    coinrllmllng    ������  very  large share of whatever part, of tl.i.v; automobile  money (������ spent on the-main  highways maintained by  lb.!  provincial  government.       Kven a.s to these wain  highways,   the   permanent  roads   lnn'e  been   lU/ifwwtcd  by  the Ottawa government  to    I he extent of. Oitltyv ;>er  cent, of the cost of paving,    while'the    invnI'cipa,l/iiloK  have shared in the balance, leaving onlv a small! proportion contributed by the provinces which  has unified upon the whole amount, of all the-, jwving contacts.  Now the Oliver government is resetting out for-a further tax on the users of autamoWp'S, slated ;u? three  cents a gallon on  the gallon, ������:wisumption.  There is a suggestion i/iat this is a ck-vwr move  on the part of Victoria to extsacl revenue Jjrom visitors to bis province, who at present use our roads  without contributing to the automobile licence fees.  This suggestion,    however, is pure buncombe.    What  rrrrr.  tourist is likely, to be so foolish as to buy his'gasoline  in riritish Columbia when he can buy much cheaper  on the United States side, apart from the new tax'  The ordinary car. can ,carry gasoline for from 150 (0  175 miles running, which mileage would give the  great majority of tourists all the travelling they are  likely to do in British Columbia on any one trip. If  tills tax is imposed it will come upon those who already are paying more than the people of any other  province in Canada for their pleasure riding. The  tourists will continue to travel free of this tax, just  as they now are freo of the cost of making and maintaining tho pavements for which our municipalities  are  in  debt.  No doubt thore is necessity at VIcturlaTor tho additional revenue which this tax would -supply; and It  is one of tho very few (axes elsewhere devised which  the Oliver government has not adopted or increased,  nut thore is the alternative of reducing the expenses  at Victoria rather thaii further increasing the taxation or n province already spending about forty dollars per head of its' population for the provincial government. As a sample of the extravagances which  might be cut off, there is that holiday trip for a friend  of the political family which . has ended in dismissal  of the frivolous suits taken to the privy council. It  will take six hundred thousand gallons of gasoline,  taxed at three cents per gallon, to pay the cost of  this trip alone!  Freckles and His Friends-You Canyt Erase Those Mistakes By Blossei,  NIOKI) JiJXPNCT NOTHING  Penticton  Herald:     Hon. E.  D.. Barrow; provincial  minister of agriculture, rocently back from a trip    to  England, has deemed it good policy to submit himself  to ah inteview in which he gave warning to the farmers of British Columbia that they need expect nothing  in the way of paternal treatment, from the government.  Just why Mr. Harrow should consider this a wise thing  to do unless, as' is indicated by the format' the interview,, he wants to head off any movemori%looking    to  government assistance for agriculture in any form, it  is hard to understand.      And just   why    the minister  should think it wise to describo all and sundry who  .are not satisfied  with  present condition:? as  "misfits  and   ne'er-do-wells"   is     quite     incomprehensible.     A  certain   farm  journal   published   in Vancouver  has  a  very poor opinion of Mr. Barrow and describes his activities, or lack of activity, in  terms that indicate a  strong conviction that the minister of agriculture    is  the weak sister of the    Oliver    administration.      Mr.  Barrow thinks  the  farmers should    solve their own  problems   by  co-operation,   which   reminds  us       that  when the big fruit growers' -co-operative was being organized last winter the    minister of    agriculture was  very slow to itentify himself with the    movement in  any way. l   The keen interest taken by the premiers  and ministers of agriculture of the Prairie'provirices  in the recent efforts to form wheat pools offers quite  a striking contrast to the coyness of Mr.    Barrow six  months ago.       The writer is quite devoid of any political   feelings  in  the matter,' but it would     appear  that  the scoldings of the  agricultural community at  a  time when  Mr.  Bowser,     the  opposition leader, is  advocating government help for. the farmers of Central  British  Columbia in solving their  transportation  problems', constitutes quite a    masterpiece of political  indiscretion.  Well, we got away from Salmon Arm a few days  this'week and went clown to Calgary and had a good  time and saw a lot of things and now we are back  and more satisfied than ever to live in Salmon Arm.  It was quite a treat to have light twenty-four hours  a day, but we will get that some day here. On Monday  we were up in the sun room on the roof of the Pal-  liser Hotel and saw nothing but dust blowing in all  directions for two hours. On Sunday we drove twenty  miles between nice barbed wire fences and over alleged roads and got a new admiration for the heroic  farmer and farmer's wife who is willing to live and,  work in the middle of the baldheaded prairie in order  that we may have bread. Truly he must love us, for  he says he, gets nothing for his crop, and considering  -,.the,matter over a period of years, that is about all he  gets. We went to picture shows in wonderful palaces  where.there- was lots of good music and singing  canaries and fancy furniture and empty, seats and  pretty ushers, but the pictures were np better than  we get here. Yes, we enjoyed our visit to the dry province that is not dry and now we are back and think  more of B.-'C. than before and have made up our  minds that if times get better, as they will, and our  readers pay up that thousand dollars of arrears on  subscriptions, we aire going to stay a long while. It  is really surprising what we could do to improve this  paper if those who are only a couple of dollars>be-  hind could make us happy this Christmas by being  paid right up to date. Oh, yes, another thing we found  out was that this little paper is as good as most of  them and. better than some, and is going to be as  good aB any as soon as times got better.���������Salmon  Arm Observer.  The British Columbia provincial  voters' list was completed last Friday. It includes a total of 195,078  names as against 171,677 on the list  last year. This year's total is somewhat smaller than that of 1920 when  an impending election speeded up  registrations to a total of 201,354.  Victoria voters on the new list total 18,626 as against 15,720 last  year, and 18,996 in 1920. Tlio  present Vancouver total is 6 1.S61  as against 4 1,970 last year and f������2,-  76*8  in 1920.  Saanich is the fifth biggest constituency in British Columbia now,  according to figures issued today.  After Vancouver and Victoria comes  South Vancouver with 10,780 voters,  Richmond with 10.2:54 and North  Vancouver with 7,225.  Voters in the other constituencies  of the province are as follows: Al-  berni, 2,186; Atlin, 1,507: Cariboo,  1,062; Columbia. 1,209: Comox, 4,-  C51; Cowichan. 2,329; Cranbrook,  2,458; Chilliwack, 4,131; Delta, 3,-  850: Dewdney, 4.213; Esquimau,  3,010; Fernie, 2,67.1; Fort George,  3,215; Grand Forks. 1,0S4; Greenwood, 83S; Islands, 1,854; Kamloops  5,245; Kaslo, 1,755; Ulloet, 926;  Nanaimo, 4,138; Nelson, 2.255;  Newcastle, 2,187; New Westminster,  5,140; North Okanagan. 1,446; Om-  ineca, 1,825; Prince Rupert, 4,158;  Rossland, 859; Revelstoko, 1,374;  Similkameen, 3,755; Siocan, 1,578;  Trail, 3,077  and Yale 2.782.  Redistribution of British Columbia  electorate constitutencies will be  based on the figures issued soon.  Probably the most outstanding fact  revealed by these figures is the  growing strength of districts around  Vancouver.  "The living voice affects men more than what tlie.y read."  ���������Pliny, the Younger.  Your voice conducts your, business. Directions  that you. give personally are quickly and accurately executed, because your associates cannot fail to understand.  Each inflection   has a meaning  for them.  Remember the telephone when you would confer with  those interested with you in business. Do not trust the  cold written word���������send your voice, yourself by long distance telephone.  British Columbia Telephone Company  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HBADSTONMS  Phone Connection, feion C y  Do You Kind  It True?  About as good a way to study human, nature is when you are driving  on the public road. If a man is willing to observe the laws and the  courtesies of the road, he will duly  give his share of it when meeting  another and shows he is' willing to  do the gentlemanly thing about it.  But when you meet one who takes  every advantage of those he meets,  and holds the road for his own selfish self, often to the great discomfort of those he meets, or will not  allow them to pass, we are almost  sure to think of - pork in connection  with such drivers of cars.  This back-to-rarm movement offers no peculiar advantages. You can live.right on in town a'nd contrive  someway  to go broke.  Now one Hief. was brought to our notice vcr>  olrongly, !..,������.. "'������ uverngo elector nearly always has  about two views on politics and they vary according  to his or her culling and place of living. The urban  dweller wiyfl we need a change of government. . for  general economy's sake and we should scrap the P.  G. E.; the rural man on the homestead or tho "bush-  xanch" thinks or the economy and road work. Tho  ���������man holding land for the timber or generally working  timber, in one form or another, thinks less1 of the  road work but more of the operations of the fire wardens or rangers and their qualifications to hold their  positions. This you will observe to bo the summary  or short interviews that are given.���������Grand  Gazette.  Two hundred cars of oats, wheat  and potatoes left the Cloverdale district for Vancouver during September.  THK  AinVOK   MSTKNIiYG  Forks  Cost of daily maintenance for prisoners at Kingston  -was 16 1-5 cents, as compared to 19 3-4 cents in 1922.  If'  Pembroke, Oil I., is pestered with plague of skunks,  Bo is Nelson, s  (Uepriniod Kiom   The Tadcr)  The art of listening is a far more  difficult art to cultivate    than     the  art of talking.     It. .Is, however,     Infinitely more popular.    Almost anyone can talk eloquently, but it. takes  something like genius to listen wiih  intelligence.    As in all the fine arts,  however, there are listeners and listeners.    There is the artist and  the  amateur.   The former, is never found  out.    In that lies his   genius.      The  by making it too   apparent    that the  is an amateur either by showing too  obviously that he Is listening or else  by making it too aparent that      the  sudden  "Yes"  which  he    ejaculates  during a pause is not because he has  understood the question, but in case  his companion has asked him to have  a drink':    The gentle art of listening  is an art which conceals itself.    Perfection   in   it   brings   popularity   and  the  opportunity   to     think   of  many  things. There was' once a well-known  hostess  who    entertained   a  famous  philosopher so successfully    that he  talked about philosophy all the eve  ning instead of his grandchildren,  which had formerly entitled him to  honourable mention among the  bores. At the end of the evening,  when the learned man had gone, her  "intellectual" guests crowded round  her congratulating her on the successful way in which she had "drawn  him out." "Do you know," she con-  fessed with a laugh, "I don't think I  remember clearly anything he said.  I was just thinking "all the time what  I should do with my yellow crepe  de chine, and I have decided to have  it dyed green."  Modern dinner-table conversations barely rise above the anecdotal  and personal. The kind of conversations which used so to enchant Bos-  well would nowadays' empty the  room. If a guest must talk, and few  hostesses consider it necessary until  she herself has nothing more to  say, he must bo amusing. There is a  Car greater desire abroad to laugh  than to learn. The man wlio knows  something of everything may bo valuable theoretically, but most people  Infinitely prefer the society of one  who knows nothing of anything and  knows It funnily. As for the man who  lias nothing whatever to say, yet sits  intelllgonly silent, ho soon obtains  the reputation of boliig tho moot  brilliant talker In tho room. "Thank  you so much, dear," said tho woman  who had been chatting Incessantly  of her own affairs all the afternoon,  "you're such good, company. Your  visits always do me good." Deny it  as we may, the. average Individual  may profess to a love of being "Informed," but he Infinitely prefers  describing exactly how he himself  'bungled"   the  sixteenth .hole.  Wm.   Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock  Specialist.  23 years araeng the Stockmen of  tke tfisaser Valley. Am fainila'r  'with *&e"dj(jfgr.ent breeds of live  stock aad their rabies.  '. Address  all communications  Box 34 GhilliWacI, B. 0*  to  Alex. S. Duncan  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phone 8001 P. O. Box 09  MISSION CITY, B. C  Brew a cup of Celery King  a''Ufa" ^f Nature's own herbB and  roatu, ��������� th������ finest laxatfve������and  blood purifier you'ean get. It gently cleanses the ayatem of all impurities, banishes headaches, etc.  flOc anil 60opackages, at druggists.  A Croups Cough  An editor works 365 days in a  year to get out 52 issues of the paper, that's labor. Once in a while a  subscriber pays a year in advance,  that's capital. And once in a while  some son-of-a-sea cook of a dead  beat takes the paper for two or  three years then skips out, that's  anarchy,  brings dread to tlje mother's heart.  For safety's sake, keep a bottle  of Sbiloh, tBe olii time remedy, at  hand. A vejy few drops makes  the cough easier at once, and taken  regularly gives complete relief.  80c. 60c and $1.20.   All druggists.  France's new slogan seems to be,  "They shall  not    pass���������their    pay-  j menta."-���������Birmingham Poat.  t> ������^l",MMH������M������w  S2^z^:"Z������2ss3B&tta  ksps  .THE ABBOTSFOKD POST  -*>'- ������������������ '���������-  - - ���������  A. R. GOSLING  <     WIIKN YOU  WANT  House and  , Sign Painting  and  General  House Repairs  Phone 3-1X - P. O. Box 31  Abboxsfokd, b. g.  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  jjoom   0   Hurt   Block.   Chilliwack  Box    *M. CHILLIWACK  WESTEitN CROP  MOVEMENT  HKGUN  TIM.KS J)Oliih NOT  "J500ST"    LONDON  rwood I Durrani  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  OP1CN   KVK11V   1TJIDA1'  ABBOTSFORD,   B.   O.  *���������������������������  ALAN M. BROKOVSKI  AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  A action Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!*  LIVE STOCK a Specialty  P. 0. Bex 94  The volume of wheat uctualiy delivered to date in the prairie provinces indicates that the early crop  estimates, regarded as too optimistic, will be realized. When reports  of damage by rust in southern Manitoba and .south Saskatchewan had  come to hand,- these estimates were  largely discounted. The quality of  the early deliveries of wheat was  also anything but satisfactory. Later,  however, when the wheat began to  arrive from the more northerly and  far western areas, the quality was  found to be a good average, while  the actual yield was fully equal to  the earlier estimates. The concensus of opinion now appears to he thai  the wheat crop will amount to 4 50,-  000,000 bushels. The number of  cars being inspected at Winnipeg  averages over 2,000 per day. On the  21st September the actual number  was 2,388, that for the previous day  being 2,222, and of those 90 per  cent, were of contract grade, a much  higher percentage than for the earlier part of the season, 53.4 1 per cent,  of the crop being of contract grr.de.  The railways this year have beon  prepared to handle a larger volume  of grain than a year'ago, and it  would now appear thai, each year  thore is an advance in efficiency in  this respect. Some concern, however,  still exists as to the adequacy of tho  shipping, facilities between westerly  and easterly ports of tho Groat  Lakes. Usually a large number of  United States vessols have been engaged in this trade, but this year, as  wo polntod out in our August Letter,   sources'o?7n coined "Cmlt'trom'tha  "Why should a newspaper give  free publicity in its columns?" is  Hie question which a 'Philadelphia  paper propounds. The Corn Exchange of that city then tells of tho  dozensof requests which every newspaper receives daily to print free  something which will help somebody  but not the paper. ���������  It says:���������  Were Philadelphia to pay at commercial rates for all the free advertising which the newspapers ' now  contribute gratis the-'annual outlay  for that item would exceed the whole  cost of the police  department.  There is never a single copy of  any of those papers printed on any  day of the yoar which does not contain from one to twenty items either  so-called news or .editorial, that ,is a  gratuity handed out for the common  welfare and from which the paper  directly or indirectly received not a  penny of profit.  The people of this city--never expect a shipyard to do anything but  build ships. A locomoiive plant has  done its duty when it constructs  railway engines. A hat factory,  flour mill, clothing ,, factory, hank,  store, trolley road and telephone is  not reckoned upon to give its time,  service or capital for boosting any  enterprise excepting its own.  Uut a newspaper has dozens of  requests every day to print or to  urge, to commend or damn, to beg  or promote something out of which  the owner of tho paper can derive no  financial benefit. Ho Is expected to  employ his capital in that way for  the common  welfare.  A newspapor nas but two possible  DENT DIOMAN'D IS'HIXTE!' AT  .WASHINGTON,       Oct.     21.���������The  American  debt .funding    commission  mot today and approved the forir of  its annual  report to, congress  which   punished  with the severest of pen������l  contained   the   significant   statement  (,jes.  follows:  "The Whiiiehnni republic is an accomplished fact. Any resistance wil1  bo crushed pitilessly. Pillagers .am  disturbers   of   public   order   will     b  -3^  .... . _s���������3  X  J5KAHTEJJ  FOP. CANADA  CitoP ')(> (;<) av  U. 8.  II  Here and Th  ere  A jersey cow owned by a Montreal man has broken all Canadian  (records by producing 1,200 pounds  of butter in a year.  The average annual per capita  cost from fires in United States is  $2.26, while Canada loses $2.73 per  capita-by fire; Spain, $1.86; France,  97 cents; England, 64 cents; Germany, 28 cents, and the Netherlands,  only 11 cents."  Bungalow Camps in the wilds of  Ontario have been opened by tho  Canadian Pacific Railway Company  at French River, Nipigon, and near  Kenora, Lake of the Woods.   1���������  Traffic through the Lachine Canal  during the month of June showed an  increase of two million bushels of  grain and one hundred thousand tons  of coal with increases in pulpwood,  produce and passengers over the  same month of the previous year.  The wheat crop of Alberta and  Manitoba has progressed so well on  account of the abundant moisture of  the early season that farmers, business men and railroad companies are  preparing for a harvest in excess of  the record one of 1915.  Prince Rupert, B.C., claims the  world's best record for a one trip  fish cafceh. A fishing schooner arrived at this port recently after being at sea 14% ~ days, with 38,000  pounds of halibut, which sold for a  sum that netted each man of the  crew of five $727.80.  In the Province of Ontario, it is  estimated, the lumber cut in 1922  amounted to 309,000,000 beard feet,  and in addition 289,113 cords of  pulpwood. The Province of Nova  Scotia cut 125,000,000 feet. New  Brunswick 210,000,000 feet, and  British Columbia 273,146,000 board  feet.  The Dominion Express has just  effected a shipment from Haimburg  to Kobe, Japan; in 32 days. The  average time consumed between tho  same two points via the Suez Canal  is 49 days, and the saving thus made  by the Canadian route will be of  great importance in helping make  this country the road between Europe and the Orient. ,  The total value of the pelts of fur-  bearing animals taken in the Do-  oniniion during the season of 1921-22  was $17,438,800, an increase over  the previous year of $7,287,273, or  72 per cent., and the number of pelts  of all kinds was 4,366,790, an increase over the previous season of  48 per cent. These figures comprise pelts of animals taken by trappers and pelts of ranch^bred animals..-'  Tests"of ceramic clay resources in  British Columbia are being planned this summer by the British  Columbia . Government. The tests  will be made under the auspices of  the Department of Education and  the Department of Industries. There  are many varieties of clays in British Columbia and some are reported  to be particularly suited to the  manufacture of high claav pottery  ���������ware,  '��������� (he situation has been altered by tho  Inland Water Freight Rates Act,  passed at the last session of Parliament, which requires the posting  of carriers' rates. Although the season is advancing, Untied States carriers are still hesitant uboul participating'in this trade. Up to the  third week in September boats representing a few of the companies'  have accepted charters, but these are  only a small proportion of the  number usually engaged at this  time of the year.  Efforts' are being made by wheat  producers in the     United    States to  increase  the      tariff    against Canadian wheat.  Their success or otherwise will not materially      affect the  Canadian  producer,  as  the  Fordney  Tariff has    already - resulted in the  diversion of his wheat to other markets.     During the fiscal year,  1922-  23,   Canada' exported  to  the  United  States  only   16,213,000  bushels,     as  compared with    42,324,000    bushels  in 1920-21.    On the other hand our  exports to the United Kingdom have  grown 'from   73,489,000   bushels     in  1920-21   to  190,002,000  bushels    in  1922-23.    In  addition  to  this- then,  has -been a  decided  growth in     out  exports of wheat    flour.     It    is becoming more and more evident that  Canadian wheat producers have little  cause to fear from competition from  the  United  States,   where  the  overhead cost of    production is    greater  than in Canada.    The market value  of farm land in the United States is  much  higher  than   in  this    country  and    proportionately    larger    sums  have been    advanced   by   -American  mortgage  and  loan    companies     on  this security.    The availability of so  much credit secured by land has had  a tendency to  increase land values,  and in consequence land assessment  and    taxation.    The    producer    has  therefore  to  provide  for annual  interest charges and  taxes- on a scale  which makes it more   difficult    for  him  to  produce at a profit than  is  the    case in . this    country..  Wheat  lands in Canada can be purchased for  from $20 to $50 per acre,.while corresponding    lands    in    the    United  States are valued at   from    $50    to  $250 per acre.    In  the wheat-growing areas in Canada taxes vary from  10 to 75 cents per acre, whereas in  the United States  the present average is between $1.50    an 1    $2    per  acre.    Taxation,  however,  is not so  serious a factor as interest charges.  Mortgage indebtedness has increased  at an enormous rate, as may be    instanced by the    experience    of    the  State of Iowa.    On those farms consisting wholly of land owned by the  operator and    reporting       mortgage  debt, the total amount of such    indebtedness in   1920  was    $489,816,-  739,  as   compared     with   $204,242,-  722 in 1910.    On that class of farm  loan  the interest  charges    have  increased  243  per cent., while during  these ten years the    price of   wheat  shows only a nominal advance.    Tn  the same State the rate of    taxation  increased from 68 cents per acre in  1914 to $1.49 per acre in 1922.      It  should be kept in  mind that this is  the average rate for all classes    of  farms in Iowa; on lands    which aro  suitable   for  wheat-growing  and   are  valued at from $160    to    $300    per  acre, the taxes are of   course much  higher.     Under    the    circumstances,  therefore, it can    readily be understood that the United States grower  Is   severally   handicapped   by   reason  of the high value of his land as well  a3 the high rate on municipal, county  and State taxatilon  which  lie has  to  pay.    It is proable that the president  of'tho Winnipeg Grain lCxchango had  these or slmiliar facts in mind when  in  .addressing    the    recent   annual  meeting of that body he stated with  regard to Canada that' "We have the  soil, and our climatic conditions are  such  that our wheat has  that high  protein content quality which makes  it sought for in the markets of the  world in  preference to all  other.    1  feel,     therefore,"       he     continued,  "that within  a short time   we shall  have  outstripped  all  'lompetitors   in  wheat-raising ai d that wo shall have  no reason to f any   competition  except, perhap:. th.y.t of the pampas  of South Amer'rje and the best portion of the black'area of southeastern  Russia."���������Bank of Commerce Letter.  sale of the paper and the other from  the sale, of advertising space.  Whatever In the paper does not  attract readers to buy is not a profitable thing for the owner financially.  Whatever in a paper takes up  space where an advertisement might  be printed is a direct and immediate  loss. Very little of what is called  "civic boosting" ever brings to a  newspaper a single reader. Certainly no begging proposition  does.  ' Armenians always require 'relief  so it seems, and the papers are expected to print columns of appeals.  But no no person would ever think of  buying a newspaper just to read an  article asking him to contribute  money to someone 60*0 miles away.  An account of a prize fight, baseball game, murder, election," elopement in high social circles, a horse  race, a battle or a hot debate in Con-  , gress, would sell " papers. Readers  would buy to see that sort of thing.  Yet the Philadelphia papers give  daily many columns of space on  white paper that costs them dearly  to the boosting or begging or promoting propositions. And let Philadelphia remember thai such is not  the case~-everywhere.  The journal which for a century  and a quarter has been regarded .in  all parts of the world as the greatest newspaper published is The London Times. But so far as boosting  anything in London goes, the Times  might as well be printed in Tokio.  It devotes but little of its resources  and capital to that sort of thing.  It may be contended that it is a  newspaper's legitimate business to  urge and beg and boost. But it is not  more the function of a newspaper  than of a magazine and magazines  thrive by publishing only such articles as their editors believe the public wishes to read.  The magazine tries and does secure circulation by interesting its  readers and so gets advertisements.  It publishes no Belgian, no Polish,  nor American appeals, never urges  better street paving and cleaning;  does not coax people to contribute for  the support of hospitals and colleges;  makes no demonstration for saving  babies, swatting the fly or any of  those things which daily newspapers  are constantly asked to help.  Every newspaper gives more of its  service free than almost any other  institution that is not .an endowed  charity, while at the same time it  voluntarily for what it deems to be  the public good, refuses to accept  profitable advertising. Who can  estimate, therefore, the sum total of  such a policy, day in and day out,  adhered to by your newspapers.  that the commission "hopes lo obtain further adjustments at'the earliest possible date." '    !  This ��������� statement was regarded as  the first hint that another communication may bo sent to debtor nations' advising that ��������� the American  government awaits their funding  proposals. The report recites the  negotiations and settlements with  Great Britain and Finland and tho  full liquidation of Cuba's debt.,, but  as for the others little progress is  reported.  , The commission "o\v bus-to-deal  with' debts of foreign countries a-  mounting to . $5,970,1 17,427, on  which interest amounting to $1,088,-  457,478   has  accrued.  The combined total of in forest  and principal owed by' the several  government is given ar  Armenia, $14,263,196; Austria,  $27,664,065; Belgium, $445,782,-  734; ICsthonia, $16,788,728; Cze-  che-Slovakia, $109,423,344; France,  $3,917,325,974; Greece, $16,125,-  000; Hungary, $1,989,286; Haly,  $1,973,879,133; Latvia, $6,032,-  478: Liberia,. $30,108; Lithuania,  $5,977,053; Polland, $181,839,315;  Roumania-, $43,218.S7S; Russia,  $237,242,054, and Serbia, $60,992,-  992.  "We shrill apply all our care lr  (he question of food supply and worl-  and will supply order and peace.  NOVEMBER ROD AND GUN  "The Great Western Stampede" by  C. E. Gordon, vivid stoiy of the time  when Calgary took on the appearance of old frontier days, is only one  of the many interesting articles ��������� in  the November issue of ROD AND  GUN IN CANADA. Those who are  interested in bunting, will enjoy the  good moose hunting story by A. A.  Merrill, "Bud Makes Good," the account of the perilous adventure on  (he lonely Oannet rook, "Duck Hunting on the Gannot Rock" by Bonny-  castle Dale, and the thrilling capture of "My Nineteenth Black Bear"  by Theodore J. Stocks, who has  hunted in the western mountains for  fitl'eon years. A dcscrlplion oi the  strange island "Bare Island" by C.  If. Gibbons is also of particular Interest. The November issue contains  a dozen good stories' and articles for  the sportsman, while all the regular  departments, "Guns and Ammunition," "Along the Trapline", "Outdoor Talk", "Fishing Notes" and  "Kennel", are full of interest and in-  formation. F. V. Williams, J. W.  Winson and Martin Hunter, well-  known to readers of ROD AND GUN  IN CANADA have all contributed  good articles which will be enjoyed.  From cover to cover, this issue is  packed with interest for everyone  keen on any chase of hunting and  fishing or outdoor life.  Aldergrove has now a movie picture show of its own.  PROCLAMATION   BY  ltHINELAND RUI-RRS  FKK1GHT RATI.S  ON  LAKRS  ARE   LOW MR  WINNIPEG, October 22.���������Lake  freight rates weakened oh 'Saturday  following 'the latest action by the  board of grain commissioners to induce United Stales vessel owners lr-  participate hi the Canadian'. grain  trade. Cargo space on the Fori  William lo Buffalo route is being  offered generally al 0 cents a bushel  rmoi rale, while at least one boat  was charlcred at 5 1-2 cenls a bushel,  a cent below  Friday:s offering.  While grain trade experts arc.not  unanimous in their views' that the  U. S. owners will accept the board's  latest concession, tho weaker tone  in the Buffalo rate is taken as significant of general opinion that the  U. S. owners will shortly engage in  the Canadian grain trade as in former years', thereby considerably increasing the number of boats competing, with a consequent reduction  in rates.  The following proclamation was  posted at Aix la hapelle yesterday on  the public buildings by tho separatists, while the new republic colors  ���������green, white and red���������floated  over the city.  "To the people of the Rhineland:  The hour of liberty has struck. Berlin has' plunged us in- distress and  misery. We come to our own assistance.  "We proclaim today a Rhineland  republic, free and independent. We  wish to live in peace and friendship  with our neighbors and to work in  an effective manner with them for  the reconstruction of Europe.  "Workers, every man' to his post!  "Immediate care will be taken to  assure peace, work and bread.  (Signed)   "THE PROVISIONAL  GOVERNMENT.  "Leo. Deckers and Dr. Gutbardt"  A   second   proclamation   read     as  BERLIN. Oct. 22.���������The very.foundation of tho German " Reich is  cracking today under the strain of  secession, hostility between states,  public distress, .labor .troubles and  financial disasters.  Up to tho early after-noon few serious orders were reported excop'.ing  in occupied districts. The people arc  apathetic and indifferent for the  most part.  Berlin government is beset on two  sides, being in the most dangerous  position since the end of the war.  Bavaria is defiant, towards Berlin  and is threatening warfare against  Red Saxony, while the Rhineland republic movement is spreading.  HOME  BANK   FUNDS  AND RUM  RUNNING  TORONTO, Oct. -23.���������Tt is asserted that money belonging, to the  shareholders and depositors of (ho  Homo Bank of Canada was used to  finance a ruin-running enterprise,"  says (be Globe, in an editorial today. "The truth or ralsity of (his assertion should bo established as  speedily as possible."  TORONTO, Oct. 21.���������"It would  , >o in the interest of Mir national  "estiny to have A Iberia's grain al!  ���������arricd at public expense to Van-  ouver rather than continue ('he spectacle of 8 0 per cent, of all the west-  ii'ii grain for export going to Europe  lirough   the   United   St a I en."  George Wright'of Toronto snoke  heae words to The Sun represonla-  .ive today. He was discussing the  advantages of the gr?al western  highway as an outstanding asset. He  "s one of the Toronto transportation  jomniissioners. lie knows (he west  ind the roulo via the canal to the  European market.    ���������  "Why,"     continued     Mr.   Wright,  /we are jusil   boginni'ng to wake up  o iho possibilities of wliai ve'would  have on  the  west coast.  "I don't, believe in lairing-?) selfish view of these problems which affect our eounlry and (he generations  unborn. But in -any event, a great  national highway like Unit via the  I'acific cannot be permanently held  back.  "The diversion Hi rout li Iho Slates  of 80 per cent, of our export grain is  a calamity, i't. docs not reflect credit  upon our national consciousness.  "I would not let a bushel of this  grain go through an alien country  than can possibly reach (lie world  through  domestic sources.  "The Vancouver rout,o is here . to  stay; the sooner we take proper advantage of it, and sooner we will  develop our country. And I am with  The Sun in the energetic fight it  has made for the full use of the Pa- '  nama  canal.  "I want to see a customs officer  placed in the port of New York". Why;  today there is the Pluinmor loading  in Toronto harbor for Vancouver.  She is a ship of 3,200 tons and - if  thore.was a customs agent at New  York to vise-freight (.alum aboard  Canadian vessels calling there on  route to Vancouver, eastern Canada  would be profiting equally with, the'  North Pacific coast. Wc can make  up"the Plunimer's cargo right here,  but we might have a vessel sailim^  out of Toronto harbor at loasl every  seven clays for the north Pacific if  there was a customs officer in New  York port.  "There boats would lake on a lot  of American freight in Now York  if they could stop (.hero without  having their entire Canadian cargo  subjected to duly charges on-arrival a( Vancouver. Tne I'luinmer  will return with grain to Liverpool.  That is what will perfect the Vancouver route���������incoming cargo for vessels that will Inlio mil I he woKte.ru  grain  I icnn  lhal. port."  Solomon in all his glory was not  arniycd- -at present-day prices.���������-  New York   American.  Okanagfan  and   Fruit  C  onservatio  The Tlew  1������ that ol  ���������  flourlRhlne  new  fruit district  Id  the Oknnajran   Valley  near  which  Mru.  Smith   (Inset)  has ovened  her. dehydration  plant   (bottom   left)  ���������yiHD fruit products industry of Mrs. M. B. Smith  ���������* of Naramata, Okanagan Valley, is a story of  Canadian initiative that has assumed largo proportions After extensive research work and experimenting on a small scale, Mrs. Smith is this year opening  up a large plant for tho dehydration of fruit at Poplar  Grove, between Naramata and Penticton, where seventy fruit products will bo prepared instead of eleven  an sent out by Mrs. Smith from her runcb on the  benches.  The site oi the new factory is a point in the very  heart of the fruit district and convenient to the railway. A siding of the Kettle Valley Railway will be  run into  the premises.  The most important factor of the enlarged scope  of the work is that the new industry will utilize much  soft and perishable fruit that would otherwise go to  ���������waste as most of the fruit must be in a tree-Tipened  condition for dehydration and therefore much too  ripe to ship.  Mrs. Smith was visiting on the prairies in the  early stages' of the war when conservation of food  was beginning to he a vital question. She saw dried  logan berries for the first time and it led her to dwell  on the possibilities of the dehydration of other fruits  and vegetables. Later, visiting in tha Okanagan  .Valley, she waa much   concerned   over   the   large  quantity of fruit and vegetables that could not bo  shipped so, with broad vision and patriotic idea, sho  began tho evaporation of fruit. Mrs. Smith made an  extensive study of tho work and persisted, des>pito  the fact that men of experience declared that .-ho  could not dry fruit, other than apples. N'ow  she is in tho unicjuo position of being the first one  in Canada who has dried fruit, other than apples,  on a commercial basis. Her dried peach is tho  only totally peeled peach on the market, either in  Canada or tho  United States.  Mrs. Smith, being very much interested in movements to promote the practical usefulness of women,  declares that there ds a large opportunity for women  in this work. Having no desire to keep a monopoly  of the new industry of which sho may be said to bo  the founder, she hopes that all women in fruit growing districts may start small evaporating plants to  care for their surplus fruits, not only for their own  households  but  also  for export.  By dehydration a large part of the fruit and  vegetables which otherwise spoil is saved. The products are so reduced in weight and bulk that one  railway car or one ship will carry as much dehydrated  fruit as ten of fresh.  Mrs. Smith, in continuing to make a study of conditions, is opening up a new field and demonstrating  that women are the natural housekeepers of the race, mTTirfi.A iTk;rk/r\rT^/-NTfl/\ T-v-v-v   -r\mrtm  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Cold Storage Service  r   ���������       .  Always prompt, polite service tit White's Butcher Shop,  such niton Lion naturally go with an up-to-date Cold Storage service as we give. We always want you to get what  you j)ay for.    Our service is at your command.  AKKOTSKOKI) meat M"AKKKT  S. F.  C.   Phone   -11.  KanuurH'  Phono 1 90!)  otsford, B.C.  MAIL CONTRACT  SICALIOD TENDINIS, addressed to  the Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa until noon on  Friday,   (lie  2:{r<l  November,   l!>2������  for the conveyance of His  Majesty's  Mails, on a proposed    Contract    for  four  years,   twelve  times   per   week  on the route between .  Abbotsford  and  Railway Station   (C.P.)  from the 1st January next.  Prlnled   notices containing  further  information  as to conditions of proposed    Contract  may    be seen    and  blank forms of Tender may be obtained al (he Post Office of    Abbotsford,  B. C. and a I. the office of (he District  Superintendent of  Post Service..  District   Superintendent's   Office,  Vancouver,   H, 0.  J 2th   October,   1112.'?.  .1.  P.   AIURRAY,  District Superintendent.  regulation oi-1 traffic  upon purlic   highways  HAVE   YOU   A  GOOD  DAIRY COW?  "Make her belter by proper milk  producing  food.        "  Our dairy  foods are not excelled anywhere. See us for better results.  J. J-  Essendene Avenue  PERSONAM  ��������� Mrs. A. M. Mam of Clayburn has  returned home from Vancouver,  -where she was the, guest of Mrs. Taylor of  Kerrisdale.  Mrs. Dennison of Abbotsford, has  been visiting her daughter in Mt.  Lehman.  Mrs. I-I. Fraser and hc-.r daughter,  Mrs. .1. Slefin of Chilliwack, who  have been visiting in Portland, have  rein mod home.  Mr. Lome McPhce of Langloy  Prairie visited his home here on  Thursday.  Mv. and Mrs. N. Mill are spending  an extended holiday in coast cities.  -On account of poor health, Mr.  Hill, who is manager of the local  ���������braue'i of the Itoyal Bank is taking a  three months' rest. Mr. Bowser ol  Vancouver is the relieving manager  Mr. and Mrs. Hills' many friends,  wish Mr. Mill a speedy recovery.  Pla.is are being made by the B. C.  Liberal Association to hold a nieelin-j  in Abbotsford at an early date. Relative lo this meeting Messrs. Welsl  and Stewart of Vancouver visited i:  town  at the week-end.  Mr. M. M. Shore has opened a nio������'  ing picture theatre at Matsqui am1  the first show was given on Thursdaj  evening.  Mrs. W. Roberts and Mrs. T. C.  Coogan spent Hie -week-end in Bel-  liiighani, visiting their sister, airs. 151-  iner Campbell, who has been very  ill.  Mr. A. Brokovski of the Vyn Road  was a visitor in Vancouver at Hie l:o-  gining of  the   week.  Mr.  and   Mrs.   \V.   Logan   of Muts-  ciui are     receiving       coitgra.  over the arrival of a baby girl born in  the   M.-S.-A.        Hospital   on   >:P.b:-  20th.  Mrs. Dowling of North Bend was  the guest of Mr. and Mrs. T. McMillan  on  Saturday.  Mr. Hooper and two sons of Vancouver, were the week-end guests  of  Mrs.  J.  Vannetta.  In the M.-S.-A. Hospital on Oct.  14th a baby girl was born to Mr. and  Mrs.  D. Stewart, of Poplar.  Miss Helen Olsen of the nursing  slal'f of the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster,, visited her  home here on Sunday.  Mis. A. Taylor has returned home  .firbni visiting her sister, Mrs. T. L.  Gray, of North Vancouver.  Mr. a lid Mrs. G. 0. Blair and son  ���������.fiordon of Seattle are renewing old  acquaintances in Abbotsford. ...Mi1,  and Mrs. Blair were at one time residents here, Mr. Blair being engaged  in the tailoring' business.  Mrs. M. M. Shore left on Friday  to visit friends in Merrill and Ash-  croft, and  will  be away throe'weeks.  Mr. Howard Trethewoy has gone  oast to Ontario on a very important  business trip. A royal reception will  be awiililng him from his friends  when he rut urns.  A vmy pleasant whlsl drive was  held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.  Cnll'-rton on Tuesday evening.  . The members of (he Tux Is Squnrij  arc entertaining the girls of the W'y-  ona Club of the C. (!. I. T. at a hall  party next Thursday evening, in the  parish hall. The girls are responsible  for the first hour's ontorl.alnuiont  ��������� and the girls for the second.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Lodge were pleasantly entertained by  Mrs. ,J. A. AlrClowan and Mrs'. Tt. li.  Id by at the hitter's home on Thursday evening. A very enjoyable  time was spent in games, guessing  contests and dancing. The amusements wore in keeping with the Hallowe'en spirit, and a most pleasant  evening was spout.  Premier Oliver  Corrects Errors  The following from the Kootenay  Times. Nelson, 11. C, shows that Pre'-  .nier Oliver lias taken- special pains  to correct sonic of the propaganda  material in favor of the Hope-Prin-  :oton route for the trans-provincial  'lighway:  "The Hope-Princeton route for the  'lew tians-proviucial highway revived by far the greatest amount  ���������f attention paid any subject brought  tp at the meeting of the Board of  "rade hold last night. The secre-  ary stated that copies of the petition  or his route had been sent from Nel-  on of the Hon. John Oliver- and the  '���������oard of Trade at Cranbrook and  tossland, as well as the minister of  -ublic works for the province.  A letter from the Premier acknowledging receipt was read, in which  ho stated that while Dr. King may  have announced in the legislature  that the highway would be completed this year, ho personally did not  remember In doing so, and the government was not committed to any  action this year. In addition Mr.  Oliver wrote that, he noted the preamble of the petition contained- the  statement that it had been said in  Nelson that Hie strong possibility of  Hie Hope-Princeton route being  chosen had hastened the building of  Hie Ymir road. He wished to say  that any such statement had nothing  to do with the building of the Ymir  road."  November la will see a full master  of representatives from all the  Boards of Trade in British Columbia  ,'n Vancouver to the .'.annual .-''convention of the Associated Boards, which  is set for that date. The discussion'  to take place on the relative claims  of the Fraser Canyon and Hope-Prin-  ceton routes lor the inter-provincial highway is the magnet - of attraction. A large number of Boards  have intimated their intention of being present, ami Mr.. F. Starkley,  commssioner lor the Associated  Hoards of -Kiisiorn British Columbia,  will   probably' attend.  The Ashenift .Journal, in referring  to the honi'fits to be derived from  the building of the Fraser Canvon  highway, nays, "The building of the  road would make, 'possible the settlement oi' portions of land that arc  now lying idle; and it would create  '���������oiiiiminif at ion botween the coast  and iIn; inli-rlor, not only for tourist traffic. Inn for commercial and  social intercourse between oui'Kelves.  for I he highway is not to be a sightseeing proposition for strangers only,  bul one that may accrue lo the benefit of B.C. Hti/.i-ns as well.  Mrs. Price, who had the nils,  tune to run a needle under her finger  nail, and who had been reeoivitu;  treatment at (be doctor's, not feeling that she was .able lo go r.eut. her  (laugher, Mrs. Trussle, to loll the  doctor. On the daughter's return  she found  her  mother    lying on   iho  Drys to Meet  In November  VANCOrVKIt. Oct. 20.���������The annual' provincial convention of tin  Prohibition Association has' bepn  called to meel on Thursday and Friday. Nov. |-, ;,���������,] kj, J,, Vancouver.  Reports of the delegates who at-  (ended th>' Dominion convention will  be  given,  and  the  attitude of  prohi-  NOTICI.0 IS HER1CBY G1VFN that  pursuant to "Order-in-Coiincil" No.  .12-18,' approved on the Kith clay of  October, 11)23, the following regulations have been made regarding vehicles used, driven, or operated on  the highways in the unorganized districts and where specified hereunder  in the organized districts, .^yithin the  area known as "Traffic l-Jratricl No.  I'', as defined by SubrB&x:tion I of  Section .'! of "The Highway Act  Amendment   Act   1920.*'  "Where the vehicle is used for the  carriage of goods or persons in the  unorganized districts and the highways described hereunder, the weight  of such vehicle, including its load,  shall not exceed four short tons".  iTi-aiis Provincial Highway (Yale  Road) through the Municipalities of  Langley, Matsqui, Sumas and Chilliwack District, respectively, (excepting the paved portions) and the  Huntingdon Road, together with the  highways specified in paragraph 2'  of said Ordor-in-Council.  "Where the vehicle is used for  the carriage of goods, on the highways as described hereunder, the  weight of the vehicle including its  load, shall not exceed eight short  tons".  Kiiigsway through tho Municipality of South Vancouver and Burnaby,  tlieYale Koad from Langley Prairie  to- Mnrrayville and the paved portions of the Yale Road in the Municipality of Chilliwack District,  together with the highways specified  in paragraph 3 of said Order-in-  Council.  "Any person who owns or drives  any vehicle on any highway to which  these regulations apply in contravention to the regulations shall be  guilty of an offence against the Highway Act and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less  than $50.00 nor more than $100.00  and in default of payment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding-  three months. I ;  "Any person to whom these regulations might otherwise apply may  with the consent of the Minister of  Public Works enter into an agreement for the payment to the Crown  of a composition in respect to any  additional load in excess of the loads  limited by these regulations', and  therc-upon that person shall not be  subject to any prohibition or penalty  prescribed by these regulations in  respect of the load dealt with in the  said agreement."  These regulations shall come into  force on the 15th day of-November,  1923.  W.   H.   SUTHERLAND,  Minister   of Public   Works.  Department of Public Works,  Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, B. C.  October 19th,  1923. .  Whiteside for  Gasoline Tax  es-  be  ad-  are  J'OR CENTENARIANS  floor in a pool of blood,    apparently hitionisis   towards   the   statement  of  having fallen and hurl, her bead, She Mm  rovornmrMii   (0  be     made  at   the  was taken to the M.-S.-A.  Hospital, opening of the Legislature regarding  Members   of     the     Eastern     Star the  liquor  question,  will   be defined.  Dr. James Lloyd Wellington, aged  98, and ��������� Harvard's oldest alumnus,  has given out the following decalogue on  health  rules.  1. Your chance of becoming a  centenarian is up to.you. Begin by  app'ying common sense to your  method  of living. '  2 Fat one-third less' than your  neighbor does, setting more vegetables and cereals and less meats on  the  table.  3. Drink 'Water in copious drafts,  cut out drinking coffee and if you  drink Lea use it moderately.  'I. Smoke if you've acquired the  taste for tobacco, but' moderately, or  you'll never'reach 100 on an excessive diet   of nicotine.  it. Fxercise every chance you get,  no  matter in  what   form.  0 Marry when the impulse! tells  you you have found your mate. Old  age has Utile comfort without chil-  d ren. ..  7. If you are ill consult only a  reputable physician. Many a man's  chances for a. 100 have been ruined  by  unskilled  treatment.  8. Go to bed and get. up when you  feel like it. Early to bed and early  to. rise  wasn't meant for everybody.  fl. Have a hobby thai will keep  your mind active for all time and you  won't have time to grow old.  10. Don't worry. Cultivate a repose, for mental irritations make for  an early, grave.  The night classes of New Westminster arc attracting many pupils.  Strong support will he accorded  to the proposed provincial tax on  gasoline by ��������� Mr. David Whiteside,  ALL.A., in the event of the Minister  of. Finance, Hon. John Hart, agreeing that all mones so collected be  earmarked for the building and upkeep of the roads.  "The people of (he province,  pecially (he motorists, appear lo  quite willing to stand. Ibis  ditional lax so long as they  guaranteed that the amount collected  is used in the building of more  and belter highways'," staled the  member for New Westminster, this  morning.  Everything points' to an interesting session opening on Monday, Oct.  2 9, according lo the New Westminster member. "I shall be very much  surprised if it is a quiet session. It  will he something unusual from the  run of things during the past few  years, especially in view of I he  close approach of an election," he  stated.  Asked as lo his views on  the Pacific   Great   Eastern     Railway   question,   Mr.   Whiteside slated   that  his  position  remains unaltered from  Hie  stand   he  took   two    years    ago and  again last 3'oar    when he   advocated  that more serious attention     bo paid  to the now famous    Sullivan     report  on  the government owned railway.   .  "I   shall  oppose    any    attempt to  spend more money on this road,    for  Iho present at least," he staled. "We  are  deep  enough  as  it  is,  and  with  the prospect of an additional six to  eight  million  dollars being  required  to    replace    culverts    and     wooden  trestle- bridges  on  the existing  line,  the    government   cannot   afford    to  spend any more    money    on    extensions."  Mr.  Whiteside is still in  favor o!  scrapping   the  line   from     Squamisl  to Clinton and using the roadbed a  an  auto  tourist  highway.    The     re  mainder of the line leading to Que.;  nel and Cottonwood Canyon could :>  connected   with   a   cut-off     belwee  Clinton and Ashcroft, there conned  ing with the main line of the Canadian Pacific.  Asked as' to his' stand on the proposed eight-hour day bill, which  has been introduced by Mayor It. J.  Burde, M.L.A., Alberni, during lhi>  past ' four sessions, Mi. Whiteside  stated that he is willing to hear what  the lumber operators and loggers  have to say to this. The bill lias a  whole lot of merit in it, he claims,  but if the passage of such legislation  will tend to wipe oul the small margin of profit being made in the  lumber industry at the present time,  he would certainly vole against it.  The local member stated that he had  heard nothing definite as to the rumor current that the government  itself would introduce such an  amendment at the forthcoming session, thus' annexing the "thunder"  from the Alberni member as a means  of stengthening their hands when the  time came for the Oliver administration  to go to the country again.  HALLOWE'EN  A good assortment at Half Price���������Get your's before  (hey are all gone as they will go quickly at prices offered.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  ISURANCE  OF ALL KINDS  t >  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL, ESTATE���������Money lo Lonii ou Good Farm Mortgages  A. McCallum-  Indian Gives Views on  Fraser Canyon Route  The following letter, written especially for the Ashcroft Journal, by  Louis James, an I'ndian of the Booth-  royd Indian Reserve, Boston Bar.  puts further light on the Frasei  Canyon route:  "I trust that you will allow me a  short space in your valuable paper  to express my views upon the much  discussed proposed highway through  this province. Although I am an  Tndian, yet I can read and write. 1  read the papers, and have read .with  considerable interest the different  opinions upon the two proposed  routes. To my mind it is most a-  niusing lo read absurd arguments  brought forward by both the Princeton and Hope boards of trade in  favor of the Hope-Princeton . trail.  In my opinion these people do not  for one minute know what they are  talking about. It is all for a purely selfish gafn, some of them having  mining and timber interests that  they want to develop. How many  of the mines have been proved?  And, fancy building a highway for  logging purposes'. If other people in  tho Princeton district want easy access to the Coast, they already have a  road through Hie States. Fancy building anoher road paralleling this that  will only benefit such a small portion  of the province, when there is such  a vast area in the north that requires  opening up. l"n my opinion the people  north and east of -.Hope should be  consulted, and Coast people left out  of the question for tho time being.  For ten years I packed over the  Hope-Princeton trail and during that  whole time it was not open more  than 4 1-2 months any one year during that time, except for snow shoes.  And the depth of snow that falls in  this vicinity is so great that it would  be impossible to do anything on it  between the middle of September and  the middle of June. So this shows  what little use It would be as a highway. The Eraser Canyon route is  practically an all the year round  road,   the  heaviest  snow   fall   being  WASHING  DISH US  IS   EASY.  when our powdered soap  combines with hot water.  Ask, any woman who uses  our soaps-or powders if they  do not make the soiled  dishes shiny clean in a remarkably short time.  There's a reason for this.  Our soaps are superior in  dirt-removing qualities.  PHONE  7  su  CENTRAL MEAT MARKET  C  between Spuzzum and Boston Bar,  and that is not so heavy that a road  could not be' kept open. If the Hope-  Princeton trail is such a wonderful  route, why did not the Railway follow it? As you are aware the route  chosen by the Kettle Valley is lower than the proposed Highway, and  yet they, with all their snow fighting facilities, are blocked man winters. At Hell's Gate on the proposed Fraser route the road can follow  tho old Hudson Bay trail, which is  a good grade, and will get rid of the  difficulties, brought forward by the  knockers to this all-the-yoar-round  route. If I can be of any assistance,  I will only be too glad to do so."  RAVARIA   PREPAItllS  TO FOLLOW  LEAD  OF RIIINIOLAND  LONDON, Oct.. 22.���������The Bavarian  premier, Dr. van Knilling, has declared that Bavaria cannot remain  united with Germany, according to a  dispatch from Berlin. Telegrams  from Berlin capital are subject to  censorship.  "The Bavarian troops have taken  the oath of allegiance to Bavaria  until the end of the present conflict."  OFFERS OP WORK  ARE   PLENTIFUL  Emit, potatoes, vegetables, .were  outstanding features of all fall fairs  this year. The excellence of these  shows -the success made of farming  in B. C,  OTTAWA, Oct. 20.���������The active  canvas for openings for 11,000 odd  Imperial ex-service men and others  who came to Canada to help garner  ihe crops is closed, with 15,074.  places listed.  More than half the number, or  7846, are for farm jobs, 6334 are  for .lumbering and bush work, 4C0  are required on railway construction in Saskatchewan.  . By soldier settlement board districts the western numbers are:  Winnipeg, 577; Regina, 8f.9; Saskatoon, 830; Prince Albert, 302a;  Calgary, 1322; Edmonton, 2~87:";  Vernon, B. C, 360, and Vancouver,  4 74.  It is estimated thai a large majority of the ovorooas harvesters  will accept the opportunity presented.  Michael Casey,, a politician in San  Francisco who has been in office and  on the city pay-roll for many years,  was addressing a meeting of fellow-  citizens. It was a labor meeting.  "You men must know," spouted  Casey, "that you are the great body  politic in this city. You are the  roots and trunk of our great municipal tree, while we who represent  you in office are merely the branches  on   that  magnificient  tree."  "Thrue for you, Mike!" piped a  man in the back of the hall. "But  did you ever notice that all the  fruit grows on the branches."

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