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 iBmr*-���������1  ifO^  Pj-ovincial LibJ  ,'NV/Al/'J/|ii^i}l������*''/ff.4i1    <  PUBLISHED IN B. C. ON 13. C: MADE PAPER.  : Vol. XXVII;. No7.  Abbotsford, B. C.....Fridav. November 23.1923.  $1.00 Pek Annum.  Wc can furnish you,with any make of  Gramophones  at ei(y;priccs.    Tonus to responsible parties.  Ttil PIONEER STORE  Property Owners Hold  Special   Meeting  -W J  Huntingdon and  District News  R. DesMAZES        , '   .  Ajsnorsi-'OJU) and wuatcom iioad  wiintcom  uond, Toi. 2!!M'       Farmers  1912  A special meeting of the Property Owners' Association was held, on  Thursday evening, for,the purpose  of considering tlie signing-of a petition for incorporation. Word ���������' ;luis  boon received from the Attorney-'  General to the effect that all bona-  I'iile residents of I lie town are entitled to sign for or against incorporation. Those signing, must have  resided in the town at" least .six  months'. '  A committee    was  ennvas  for signatures  tion, as follows,  l-l. I<\  Benedict, and  bo made at a  appointed ; to  on     this' peti-  Thorn, O.'W*  J.  Parton, a report, to  meeting to be held,-on'  not  by  Mean d  Mi.  to  he  ' The following is  Hon. 15. 13. Harrow  ter cf agriculture,  reclamation   project,  the statement "of  provincial niinicon the  Sumas  made   in   the  legislature,  on  November 14:  As the main  features of the    Sumas  reclamation"   project    are completed,  I consider this an opportune  occasion to    make a    statement    in  connection herewith, setting oir. th3  amount of public    money    invested,  a- rough  approximation  of  the    as  sessment per acre for the return    of  that money, and also an estimate of  the cost of    maintenance    and    the  handling of the crown lands in    the  area which are to bo sold, the proceeds of such sale to be applied      to  reducing (ho capital  cost of the undertaking. ... It   is   regrettable/ .that  so many wild  stories' have" been circulated slating tha't. tlie govornniotu  is spending over three, millions dollars to reclaim  tlie bed of the lake, j  40  feet below  the level of the  Eraser river, also that the burden       ot  cost to  the  property-owners  will  be  so excessive that it will be impossible  for them to operate under such a  load, therefore the whole ... scheme  will result jn a big loss to the taxpayers   of  this   province.  The facts are these:    The provincial  government    undertook   to    re  claim   for agricultural  purposes  32,-  000 acres of land in the Lower Kramer-Valley  which    was    subject    to  flooding.     Roughly   speaking     two-  thirds  oj" this  area  had  been  crown  granted   for  agricultural  settlement.  This  means  that some  hundreds  of  landowners   were     unable   to   gtow  crops on the land they hold because  of  the  yearly   floods   which   covered  all but. a small portion of lhe Sumas  Prairie  lands  every summer.   During  the  hist   thirty-five  years several  a-  borlive attempts have  been made '.)  reclaim   these   lands   by  dyking  and  drainage.    Considerable money    has  been   spent   in   employing engineers  to  furnish   reports',  and  in  all  such  reports made during  that period the  engineers agreed as to the feasibility  of reclaiming  this     area,    and     the  main features of the work Lo accomplish  this have been similiar, as.far  ns I know, in every    case,    and the  only  reason   which   was apparent as  to why this work was not-done years  ago was the    difficulty in financing  it.  Dyking   commissioners  under   tho  act, appointed in the past I'rom time  to time, had authority to issue bonds  against   the   dyking   district  as     security,   but   it   was   difficult   to   get  ������'n. investor to put his money into a  dyking -'proposition..where he   would  suffer  a certain   loss   if  the.  scheme  "was a failure and only gel ordinary  in(eiest   returns   on   his   investment  if it was a success1.     Finally,      just  prior to the  war, the dyking   ' commissioners   made.an       arrangement  ���������with a Seattle firm, who would construct  the  reclamation   works   for  a  set figure, plus the crown hinds. This  ���������waK not   put  through,   as the    company  found     itself    unable to     sell  bonds   to   furnish   tlie   money.        In  my opinion  it,  was a  very for tuna to  tiling for the propcM-ty-owiiors      than  this scheme did  not go through, for  in view  of the' experience pined  In  carrying  out  tho  present Hdlitime     I  feel sure thai   it      would liuvo been  doomed   to  failure, .and  the properly owners would     have  been     fac."l  with a heavy liability for which th:-;-  would have had  no value hy way of  protection.  Then it might be asked, why did  the government undertake to put  through a scheme which contained  such an element of uncertainty anil  thus jeopardize public monies: I'-  the first place it was the biggest  block of uniformly rich alluvial soil  of  .de-  as  in   the  province;     it  was     provided  with  all necessary transportation  Li-  ciPMes to  the coast city markets;   it  wLi  particularly    adapted     for    tlr,  production   of   commodities   that   wo  wore  importing from    other provinces  and  foreign  countries;   and  also  (here   was  every     assurance,     apart  from putting too much    faith in engineer's   estimates   on  such   a   largo  undertaking, that the work could be  carried out at a cost below the' value  created, and   1   have never  admitted  there   was   any  speculative   element  in attempting this, work, as it was ev  ident there wore no unusual engineer  ing problems,  but in an undertaking  of this nature, which had  of neces-'  sity    to    be    carried out during 'be  winter, .difficulties   , in . connection  with   construction   -were' anticipated"  and   unfortunately   the   two   winter..;  during which main  work    work was  carried out were among'the most so.''  vere that wc have any record of. At.  one lime during the first winter,  ao  a   result   of   the   excepionally   heavy  rains,   it  was'  felt   by  a  good   many  I hat the conditions then encountered  would   probably result'in  the  abandonment  of   the  project.    This, was  the  period  you   will   remember  that  resulted  in so  much  damage on  the  .north  side  of  the   Fraser,  and       in  common   with   other   districts,   much  damage   was     done     to . unfinished  work at Sumas, meaning ah'increase  in cost, and I       would like to point  ouj just here  that we were brought  lo a full realization of the fact that  the works would have to be carried  out  with  an   adequate  '!margin  safety."  it was evident, that .tlie plans  determining    the dyke    sections  drawn   out   by   the   engineer,   would  not give    that     margin    of   safety,  herol'ore it    was    decided    to     add  more  material  to       make the dykes  bigger. This accounts    for    the    increased cost of Marsh    Construction  Company's   contract. '   This   contract  being let on a unit basis, at so much  per yard, varying with the different  parts of the.'work,;-meant an increase  in   cost .proportionate   with   the   increase  of quantities.     Wherever  the.  security   of-, human'   life  depends   on  the stability of artificial  works,  tho  question  of safety  must take precedence over all others,    and    in    tin.--.  Sniuas project every    reasonable effort has  been   made  to observe this  rule.    It is the means to ensure this  margin of safety that    has added to  the cost, if you put safety first, then  you must, be    prepared to    pay    the  price.    P do not say it is possible to  attain  such an   objective absolutely;  safety  against  all  the  hazards      of  nature  lias never been achieved    on  this earth,   but   insofar as   we   were  able,   that  ideal   was   faithfully   observed,  and  many things were done  witli  no  other  purpose  than  to provide  safety against,  a   possible   danger.    It might have been feasible to  build  the system ,    tor the first estimated  cost,    or even  less,    but to  have set this as a mark would have  been fo sacrifice   'elements of safely  and  permanency  to  the dictates    of  temporary    economy,     because such  economy   would     only   be    transient  and  temporary".  Tho total cost of reclaiming this  .".2,000 acres, not "7,000 acres of  lake bottom," as the Opposition  have repeatedly stated, will probably amount to about $2,800,000.-  00. Included in this amount fa  the expense accounts for former  dyking commissioners who wove appointed by the property-owners under Ihe "Dyking and Drainage Act,"  and all preliminary engineering costs  in  working out   the  plans, the  cost  December (j(.h.  The- resignation  of  Mr.  J.   J.;  I'hee as president, was received  accepted, and the vice-president,  O. W.   Benedict, .was appointed  office in his place.  Mr. McPhee resigned as  thought that the incorporation  scheme should be given more consideration, before 'carrying it out,  and if it is really a.good thing for  the town to then go ahead with it.  ' Some of those interested have expressed the opinion that in all fairness to those who are spending their  money in the town, that the votes  should  be confined to taxpayers.. .  A" person' drawing a salary cbujd  vote for incorporation, and in a week  be away from the place for all time,  leaving the home-maker to carry  out the'incorporation project, .whether in favor of it or not.  P. Hughes Heads  Valley Teachers  CHILLI WACK, Nov. 19. ��������� The  twelfth annual convention of the  Fraser. :Valley " Teachers' institute  held its sessions at the Chiliiwack  high school and decided on Abbotsford as the convention place for  1924. T. A. Brough was elected  honorary president. Mr. P. Hughes  Abbotsford succeeds V. Woodwortii  ���������as president, Principal Gordon of  Chiliiwack public school was elected  vice-president and Miss Evans of Abbotsford   secretary-treasurer.  An outstanding    feature of       the  convention  was  the address  of Miss  G.  D.  Burris  on  her experiences 'as'  an   exchange       teacher   in   London,  where   she   acted-, as .relief   teacher  in   IH   different   schools.  While   giving an interesting account of school  methods there, Miss Burris was not-  prepared to draw a comparison   .between   the  systems,   which   were  or-;  ganized   on   entirely   different'  lines  for entirely different conditions, she  said.    YV. P. Weston gave a practical address on the aims and principles  of drawing. T.  A.  Brough spoke" on  matriculation literature and Miss L.  A. Burpee read a      paper on "Some  Modern   Tendencies  in  Primary  Ed-  Following   the   business   sessions,  ucation."  a banquet was served at the Royal  hotel. In the evening, a lecture was  given to the assembled teachers and  the public at the city hall by Mr. Rid  dington, librarian at the University  of British Columbia. It was a  scholarly lecture, brightened with  oratorical expressions of a high order.  Tho rendition of "Gcordie Howe"  the scholar in Ian MacLaren's story  of Drumtochty, "Beside the Bonny  Briar Bush" was an especially appealing feature. President Hughes  occupied the chair.  Tlie Sumas Prairie branch ot the  Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association has been re-organized with  E. li. McPhail as president and M.  J. N'olles as secretary. ,  A well attended meeting was held  in the Municipal Hall on Monday  evening, when a committee was appointed tp interview a few of the  independent shippers who have  yet joined the association.  The meeting was addressed  Dr. Damman, l'ieldman for the Valley, who gave some very interesting  facts' relative to the variations in  the testing of milk.  ��������� H was decided to hold the regular  meeting of the association on the  first Monday after the 15th of each  month. '    ���������   ���������  On Tuesday evening Dr. Damman  gave a milk testing demonstration,  showing the variations in" testing  and butter fat content. The range of-  tests were from 3.75 to 4.80.  The regular meeting of the Upper  Sumas Women's Institute met'at  the home of Mrs. Fadden when a  most pleasant aftenoon was spent.  The report of the recent convention  was given by Mrs. J. L.' Starr and  proved very interesting.  The annual meeting of the Institute is' to be held at the Municipal  Hall on December, when officers for  the coming year will be elected.  Mrs. R. McFall of Ottawa was  the week-end guest of her sister-in--  law, Mrs. G. E. Davis of Vye. Mrs.  McFall has gone to Powell River to  attend the wedding of her grand-  slaughter.  Mr', and Mrs. C. A. Watson ar.i  receiving congratulations' upon tha  arrival of a son, born on,November  ��������� l'Slh.  >   Mr. and Mrs Austin and Mr. Chas.  Everette   attended   tlie   funeral     of  .thoir    cousin,    -Herbert       I'lverette,  which took place in Mt. Vernon      on  Tuesday.     Tlie  deceased  was    fifty-  five years of age, and was a son  ot  tlie  late Lyman     Everette  of  Delta,  and very well known throughout the  entire Fraser Valley and   Delta  dis-  ticts.    Mrs. Alex Munroe of Clayton  is  a  sister   of   the. deceased.       The  sympathy of a  very  wide circle    of  friends in the Valley is extended  to  the   relatives   in   their   bereavement.  The   Huntingdon   Women's   Institute met at tlie home of Mrs. Fraser  York on Thursday', when a splendid  report of the recent    convention    in  Vancouver   was   given   by   Mrs.   Sy-  monds.      The ladies    reported    the  Thanksgiving dinner given in aid of  the  M.-S.-A.   Hospital    as  an  entire  success.  ���������' Mrs.   Yarwood   and  Mrs.  Davis  and   family  friends in  Mission  City  First Basketball  Gaines on Thursday  Considering the small amount of  practise the home basketball teams  have had, a very fine exhibition  of the game was given on Thursday'evening, when the-ladies, sen  ior and intermediate teams of Chiliiwack played'the corresponding Abbotsford  teams.  The Intermediates .were first on  che floor, and somewhat surprised  the large gathering of spectators, as  well as their opponents by the skill  displayed by their men. The game  was well played and clean throughout, the home team winning with  the score' of 23-1.9. The first point  of the season was made by Harry  McDonald   of   Abbotsford.  The ladies also played a good  game; especially in the second halt,  when the play seemd to warm up to  the sport. Although tho home team  put up a gritty fight the Chiliiwack  group were a little too much for  them and they. lost by'a score of  played by the Seniors who gave their  .18-32.  Quite the fastest game was that  played by the s'onios who gave th oil-  opponents a hard run, nnd kent the  tally hoard pretty well balanced.  Some very fine combination was displayed by both teams, who with a  little more practise will- put on  games which will prove most exciting. The score of the senior game  was" 28-31. in  favor of Chiliiwack.  The games 'were very creditably  rofoveed  by C. Spring.'    The players  All is Ready  For Biy Bazaar  The regular meeting' of the W. A.  of the M.-S.-A. Hospital held, in the  Bank- of Montreal Chambers on  Wednesday afternoon was largely at  tended, and arrangements were completed for the annual bazaar which  is to be held on November 30th.  Word was received from the Matsqui and Clearbrook Women's Institutes that "tliey would arrange for  a booth for the day.  The Huntingdon Institute, and  the Upper Sumas Institute are both  assisting the auxiliary hy separate  functions.  will have charge of  the     C.G.I.T.    "Club,  the W. C. T. U., the  Masonic  Lodge,   the  evening    and  the Mac-  ,to    serve    tho    dance  The O. A. W  the  fish   pond,  the candy stall,  tea  tables,   the  dance in the  cabees    are  supper.  Everything   is   in.  the big event, and  that the bazaar this  readiness for  indications are  year will be as  and   their  freshments  'riends   were served  before returing home.  re-  Col. Taylor Here on  Way to Alaska  A distinguished^ visitor fom Winnipeg is at present ' in Abbotsford,  Colonel L. R. Taylor of the Salvation  Armyy who is the guest of his mother, M' :s Helen Taylor of the McKenzie   road.  Col. Taylor is connected with the  Salvation Army headquarters at  Winnipeg, and .has been attending  Army congress meetings which havo  been hold at Winnipeg and Vancouver, and -will sail on Saturday for  Ketchican, Alaska, whore a third  meeting of the congress will be held.  great a success as  in  former years.  It has been decided by the auxiliary to purchase the necessary lumber of the booths for the bazaar,  and to keep this lumber on hand for  future  occasions.  Residents of the district, are willingly co-operating with the' ladies  lo make the bazaar a success. Mean's  orchestra has been engaged for tho  dance..  Mrs.  Annie Millor    has  Prince George to visit  her  Carl Miller.  gone  son,  to  Mr.  Mr. A. E. Munro, M. P. is sick at  his home in Chiliiwack with pleurisy, but last reports are that he is  progressing   favorably.  family and  visited" with  on Sunday. .  Schedule of    Football Games  W.A. of G.W.V.A.     ,.  Plans Winter Work  A meeting of the W.A. of the  G.W.V.A. was held on Tuesday at-  let-noon with the president1, Mrs.  Whitchelo, in the chai'r.  Arrangements were made for the  further improvement of the War  Memorial, and plans made for carrying on the regular work .of assisting  veterans and  their families.  The W. A. wish to take this means  of thanking all the girls who assisted with the sale oi' poppies on No-'  vonibei-  10 Ih.  (Continued on    Page Three)  Mr. Anderson, station agent at  the G.N.R. has received tho tourist  excursion rales for tho 1924 season.  Tickets will be sold daily from May  22nd to September 1 nth inclusive1,  final return  limit October 31st.  The following is the schedule of  the games to be played by the Fraser Valley Senior Amateur Football  Association for the season, 1923-  1924.  November 24���������Langley at Mission.  December 8���������Mission at Clayburn  . December  27���������Clayburn  at Langley.  January 13���������Clayburn at Mission  January 27���������Langley at Clayburn  February 10���������Mission at Langley  February. 24���������Clayburn at Langley.  ' March 9���������Mission at Clayburn.  March 23���������Langley at Mission.  Cup-tie competitions for the. following cups will be held, Pakenham,  Hill-Tout. Royal Standard, which  are under the control of the District  Governing Board for the Fraser Valley Distict. Any football club in  the,Fraser Valley upon becoming affiliated with tho British Columbia  Football Association, and who will  have otherwise complied with tlie requirements of the Cup Competition  Rules now in rorco in the district  will he eligible for entry In these  competitions.  The death occurred at Bradner oo  Wednesday of last week of Ernest M.  Elliott, aged 14, third son of Mr. and  Mrs. ll. D. Elliott of Bradner. The  funeral was held to Friday to the  Aberdeen  cemetery.  The Post  does not    really    know  whether" it was the    elixir of village  braggadocio away from home or tlie  journalistic  ballyhoo of our contemporary   that   "paved"   tho streets   of  Mission   since  it   became  incorporated, but it is certain there were magnetic   waves   of   some   kind   floating  around:  and this is not saying anything  against   Dr.   McQuarrie  as" he  is a particular    friend of   ours.     In  fact, wo are quite proud of his persuasive  oratorial   powers, and   if   he  keeps it up we might make a  cian of him yet.  politi-  Services will be held in St. Math-  eveiw Sunday night at 7:30. Rev. A..  Harding Priest, vicar.  Girls' Tan Blucher Bals, Williams' Make, Values to $8.00,  sizes 11, 11%, 12, 12%, 13, 13'/o, 1, to clear $2.95  Ladies' Choc Bals and Bluchers, values to $9.00, just 20  pairs in this lot, sizes 2 Vi, 3, 3V6, 4, 4i/j, to clear at $3.95  Tlie latest in Men's Itrush Felt Hats, lies! English Mak-.-,  several newest  shades, Saturday  .  The latest Styles in Fancy Aprons-  ".at prices from    -.........$3.95  -get ready for Xmas,   ��������� ��������� ��������� -95^ up  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Insley and ohil-  don, who have been visiting Mrs. .1.  It. Insley, have returned to their  home in  Central  Park.  Mr.  ed in  Wattle and Miss Wattle visk-  Vancouver  this week.  Mr. M. L. Ward Will  Speak Here Sunday  Mr. M. L. Ward, superintendent of  Chinese Missions in 'li. C. will preach  at both morning and evening services in St. Matthews Church on  Sunday. On Monday afternoon Mr.  Ward will address a women's meeting in tho Parish Hall, and on Monday evening he will speak at the  Men's Club in the same hall.  Mr. Ward has been a resident of  China for many years and will no  doubt prove a very interesting  speaker.  Cotton Crepe, just-placed in stock, a large shipment  of this popular cloth in many wanted .shades at (lie old  price.  Why patronize Lhe'pedlar from ouL of town when you  need-a anil: or overcoat? The best Tailored lines in Canada are sold right here in Abbotsford and at less prices.  We are sole agents for 20th CKXTUR-V CLOTHING  ABBOTSFORD'S  Limited  "STORE OF QUALITY" THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ���������   Published Every Friday  . J, A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  MtMnlit'i- <>!' 15. C and Viikon Wiekly Newspaper Assn.  L".'1S'.'-'?.'.".'- ".'t;.'l"."*J'*"-"?-??-'^'"." !'3B'l^r:'^B^iT~- -.    J'.".!!?''".!"*'-*"  Friday. November 23rd,   1023  A few tlays ago a   speaker in Vancouver  told of $17,000,000 worth of foodstuffs being  brought into the city in a year. Just one- half  of that amount    distributed   -throughout the  Fraser Valley these' days would make a wonderful difference in    some of    our    bank accounts.    Some of that    money    should have  come to (he Fraser Valley   without a   doubt,  because there was an abundant crop throughout Lhe Fraser Valley   this year and a   very  large percentage of it went Lo waste.     It is  poo'r economy Lo import    products      into    a  province and    permit    what    grows in    that  province Lo go (o wasLe for want, of a ��������� market.  ---!lad those who buy fruit for distribution purchased Lhree or four millions worth of fruit  and vegetables in    the    Fraser    Valley   this  year that, money would have found its   way  back  Lo Vancouver for  food  stuffs, wearing  apparel and the many other things that country people buy;   and our country merchants  would have been able to purchase in larger  volume and sell cheaper to the farmer and  fruit grower.     And last but not least it would  have stimulated business in Vancouver when  the money came back, direcly or indirectly.  But that money paid out for California, Oregon or   Washington fruit   went   out of   Lhe  country and may  never come   back.     It will  rather have a    tendency to go    east to   the  large centres of the United States.     No city  can prosper unless the   farming   community  close Lo it is also prosperous, not that the agricultural people make Lhe city, but they are  good spenders of money when they gel it,  H was an evil day when the Vancouver  Board of Trade permitted its sub-committee  Lo ask Ottawa to change the old anti-dumping law. It is ail right Lo blame a committee  of wholesalers for it, but is not the Vancouver  board made up of a large number of bureaus,  lhe chairmen of which are on a central council which makes the final decision on all  matters of importance. When that council  decides on a course of action it passes the  matter into the hands of its secretary with  the necessary instructions and it is done.  Thus it is seen that it was an awful mistake,  for did not the present Act come into force  this year on August 1, long after Lhe season  for small fruits of Lhe Fraser Valley had passed?  It is up to our government, bolh Lhe  . provincial and the dominion Lo go carefully  into this matter of marketing for the Canadian farmer and devise ways and means  whereby the man on Lhe soil will get better  results for his efforts. The-present system is  roLLen Lo Lhe core and wc do not believe there  is one honest part in its make up.' This remark applies not only Lo Lhe fruit growing  industries of B. C. but lo the grain growing  districts of the prairies. How can a prairie  farmer spend liis winters in Vancouver when  he gets only 75 cents a bushel for his wheat?  It would not be so bad were the consumer Lo  get his fruit or flour at a reasonable price,  but flour is 'high! . And as for fruit on the  prairie; well, the prices are almost criminal  when it is considered that when strawberries  were selling in Winnipeg this last summer  for $5.75 a crate and the local grower instead  of getting a profit was getting a bill from his  distributors."-.���������Thus,we.-'say; that our govern-  nien Is; should get busy and save the country  from utter ruin, for in a few years it will not  be worth while to cultivate the land at all.  Co among Lhe growers of Ihis district and  you will hear many a story of the results of  the fruit season this year. Here is one told  us ihe other day. The grower, and we can  give his name if necessary, and further we  believe he was not kidding us either when he  told it. He said: When the. fruit season  opened I had about $200 in my current account. I took $400 more out of my saving  account and put it in my current account.  I put my berries:through.���������������������������  (naming Lhe organization) and here today I get a  bill for $27, and I have not yet heard what  my pears and peaches will bring. Beside,*  that I purchased some boxes from another  grower. That's getting rick quick, when a  small grower loses his $600, his crop and has  a bill tt> pay for doing business.  How long can a man carry on under those  conditions? No wonder the fanners are going out. of tlie country faster than they can  be deported!  Dumping should not be permitted on Lhe  Canadian markets al any time, whether it |-,e  ���������fruit, hay, potatoes or any other farm product. Further the government should have  some control of the marketing condition*.  Of what use are the numerous inspeclors of  fruit ;d the shipping point when al Lhe oilier  end a car is allowed lo perhaps go astray or  stand on a sidetrack for several days and  (hen with the.excuse that the fruit is bad get  it tor,a mere nothing and sell at exhorbitanl  prices under .the .pretence' that fruit is  scarce. ;  The one and only solution for the grower  of fruit, is Lo gel his money as soon as he delivers it at the distributing agency or al the  railway depot; for shipment. When that is  done the fruit business of the Fraser Valley  will flourish.  fit!  Few words in the English language have  '<"i'   noro , lui    J   "     ...itif   \.'.ir->  than   fin  word "efficiency." Few moments have bce;i  more chased after with less understanding  than that to promote efficiency. To many the  'word has meant little more than greater profits: to others it has imaged only more work  per individual.  Fven "efficiency experts," save the mark,  have often seemed to see no more in' it than  increased production; either a speeding up .or  a mere mechanical rearrangement. To most  it has signified nothing expressed outside of  machinery, what they called "system" and  physical activity.  There' has been a general ignoring of the  personal element; thai, first of all, efficiency  means a man and that there can be the most  perfect, of machines, the most faultless assemblage of machinery, the most ideal method and system, the most exact order in the  process, and yet it will all fail if there is not,  first of all. the men.  In a feature article in a recent issue of  lhe New York World the writer says: "Efficiency demands honest endeavor and careful,  intelligent training. ��������� It is neither a short  circuit to laziness nor a substitute for hard  work." Another says emphatically it is not a  "science," but a "quality measured by the  ration between the actual performance and a  reasonable standard of performance in the  same case, with all the preventable wastes  and losses eliminated."  But it may be doubted if efficiency anywhere can be standardized. It lias too many  elements. First of all of these is the niai  who has a. studious, intelligent, personal interest in his work. Any effort to standardize  human labor inevitably makes it mechanical, with a tendency to lessen true efficiency  even if it increases mere output.  Efficiency must presuppose the placing  of men according to their right industrial  niche, in picking the men according to their  physical and mental adaptability to the work  ���������(heir talent, if you .please. This Germany  is doing in its schools and this is the basic  reason for that country's marvelous industrial progress.  To be efficient a man must like his work,  have pride and satisfaction in it and an incentive in himself, independent of his wage or  salary. Next he .must be trained in it and  have fitness for it. Next, he must have a  management that is sympathetic and "appreciative, that recognizes both effort and result  and in some way rewards both.  Only fourth conies the machinery or  tools, the shop or office, or factory process  and system. The trouble with the present  movement and its experts for hire is that they  place Lhe cart before the horse. They put  the main dependence on machines, shop arrangement, physical and material process.  They increase investment, taking a  chance on result. They reckon with Lhe human element as being something like a  machine to be speeded up with no allowance  for resultant depreciation. As a fact, the  process of efficiency is a long one and it  must begin with the child in the school  and wiLh lhe promotion of that moral stamina and intelligent understanding- that arc  (he highest and surest incentives for a full  day's work and a complete product, as well  as the best insurance against waste of all  kinds.  Freckles and His Friends-^-Willie's Hints Fait���������Bv Blosser.  MONHV KOK   HWNHY TORI) IN   VANCOUVER  Since Henry Ford has decided to spent $10,000,-  000 this year in Canada he would he well advised  to look into the opportunities' waiting for him in  Vancouver,  This city has cheap power, cheap industrial  sites, chonp. water and every facility- for economical  manufacture.  It is the logical manufacturing and distribution  centre for both the whole of Western Canada and the  Orient. Its tidewater position gives it a transportation advantage that no' inland city can offer.  British Columbia, as well as the other western  provinces, seems to be in line now for a progressive  road-building policy. This means that tho market  for motor cars in the Canadian, west will be increased at.least tenfold.  With regard to Vancouver's own interests in the  matter, this suggestion cannot be put too strongly before the famous manufacturer. Vancouver must bu  made a payroll city and only our own efforts can  make it one.���������Sun.  The Sun forgets to state that its cheap power  is brought all the way from Mission City, where there  are lots of cheap industrial: sites and a few other  tilings that would make this a good manufacturing  centre.  If all our business men patronized the advertising columns and the job printing'department of this  paper, hero's what we would say:  "An townspeople we should favor our town above  every other as the growth and -development of it is  what, will enhance the value of all property both in  and nlxnil H: Then buy your dvy goods,..groceries,  hardware, liniiltiiro, etc., at. home; have your  liliickniiiltliliii;. your shoomaklng, and your printing  clone at home: patronize home In every Instance that  you can if i||(, price Is not excessive, at any rate let  ..your home merchant quote'you on his goods before buying elsewhere. The success of our merchants ami mechanics means new business houses  and residences, additional demands for labor of various kinds. To the farmer a.first-class town affords  a better market for his grain a better trading point,  arid such a town is bound to increase tho value of his  land. Unquestionably 'in union there is strength.'  Lot us protect our town."  So. now if you already have not done your duty,,  come through and let  the public  know  that you  are  in   business.-���������lOx.  One tree can make a million matches,  On iiiidh can di'.^roy a million uvi-r.  Basketballere are looking forward  to the best season of the hoop game  yet seen in Vancouver. With almost  100 teams in the Sunday School  league, about half that number in  the Vancouver and District league,  and several institutions having house  leagues, close on to 1000 players  will lie actively engaged during the  coming winter months.  Among the principal items which  go to make good basketball games,  refcreeing takes first place. ��������� Only  those who are thoroughly conversant with the rules and make it  their business to see that they-aro  enforced should be in charge. Many  games are ruined because the man  in cliarge does not enforce tho laws  withra firm hand.  Last season the game was of  much improved quality in the ci:y  leagues, chiefly because of the personal foul rule, which put a player  out of the game after committing  four personal, fouls. The Vancou  ver and District league enforced this  rule from the very beginning of the  season and somo close and interesting contests resulted. The Sundav  School league was not so strict, and  somo of the play-offs resulted in  very rough games, with little chance  for scientific passing or combination.  This year there are seven-1  changes in the rules. One is that  when a personal foul is called, the  player against whom the foul i:>  committed must attempt the free  throw or throws, unless injured, in  which case the substitute must take  the shots. This is tho only exception to the general rule of letting  the best thrower take the free shots.  Another change is' that if a player outside the goal zone is fouled  when in the act of throwing for goal,  two free shots are awarded. Two  free shots are also awarded when a  player is fouled in the goal zone,  only when the offended player is in  possession of the ball.  The baskets must be nets of white  cord suspended from black metal  rings. Heretofore several kinds  of material were used.  A rule which will need watching  is that which says the ball Is out of  bounds 'when it touches' the edges  or back of the back-boars.  Several changes in the duration of  tliei game are noted.' It is now required that games for boys' of high  school age shall be eight-minuu  quarters, and for younger boys, six-  minute   quarters.  Time is to be taken out when two  or more free throws are awarded.  Formerly this applied only when  double fouls were called. When' two  or more fouls aro awarded to the  same team the time shall be resumed  whon the ball leaves tho player's  hands on tho last free throw.  A referees' examining board has  been suggested and should prove u  good thing, as it would bo able to  post officials in the technical poin;s  of tho game and give them many  useful suggestions as, to handling  the games and in answering puzzling'  questions..  "Wonderful indeed is tho power of tho voice."  ���������Cicero.  The power of tlie voice is the success of the telephone. It was in the endeavor to transmit sound that  the telephone was invented, and the great factor of its development into an article of very common use is that  direct conversation may be carried on.  Because it enables one's personality to be sent is  the reason that the telephone promotes friendship and  intimacy, and brings about closer relations between those  in business. The pleasure of hearing the voice you  know makes long distance the casual practise of every  one.  Funeral Director  I AGENT   FOR   HEA������8Wfc������RBa  Fhene Goimectieo. Misstea Gly  General Auctioneer and Live  Stock  Specialist.  THE  NEWSPAPERMAN'S PRAYER  "It says here: 'One of the idoln  most revered by the Koreans is tin:  figure or a woman, seated, resting  her chin in her hand,' " said Mrs.  Chalterley, reading from the newspaper.  "Which proves that the Koreans  are about the wisest nation on  earth,"  suggested  her  husband.  "How's  that,  Joshua"?  "Well," said Mr. Chattorley, with  distinct emphasis, "simply because  tliey make a deity of a woman who  that travel    broadens  "They say  the mind,"  "T  don't know about that. A trip  lies sense enough to give her chin a  to Europe    usually    leaves a    man  1'lMt," |  i Ith    finl'     niip   IiihIi-   nt   i mi'm   iiflnn  About a year ago Walter Rauseh-  enbusch composed "A Prayer for  Newspaper Men and Writers" and it  was printed in the American Maga:-  zine in July 1910. Doubtless many  of our readers would like to have it  for thoir scrap book���������if for no  other purpose���������so here it is reprinted���������  "O Tliou great source of truth and  knowledge,   we   remember   thee   before  Thee the  writer of  books,  the  newspaper men, and all those calling  it is to gather and winnow facts and  to inform  the people. Grant them a  determined love    for    honest    work  and a staunch hatred for the making  of lies, lest    they pervert the judgments of our nation and teach us to  call light    darkness    and "darkness  light.      Suffer them not to drug the  minds of our people with falsehood  and  prejudice. Since  tho sanity and  wisdom of a   nation    are    in    their  charge may they count it shame to  set the baser passions, of men on fire  for tho sake of gain.      Grant    them  boldness  to    turn     the    unwelcome  light on  those who    love the darkness  becauso their    deeds are evu.  Put  Into   their      hands  the shining  sword of  truth,    and    make    them  worthy soub of the champions of the  people In  tho past,   who  hold  truth  to   be a  holy  thing  for  which  men  should  die.  Make  them realize  that  they have a public function In      the  commonwealth, and that thoir country may be saved by    their   courage]  and undone by their    cowardice and  silence.       Grant them  the heart  of  manhood  to cast their    mighty    influence with the forces Which make  tho  people  strong  and   free, and   if  they suffer loss may they rejoice in  that as proof of their own souls that  they, too, have been    friends of the  common man and servants of a higher law."���������Tho American  Press*  23 years ftra$n������ the Stockmen of  t^e ������#������ser Valley., Am fami^r  wfah ' fttttij'ffegfept breeds of llVe  stdck and tfeeir values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 efaillVwacl, B. f>  Barrister      Solicitor  Notary Public  OFFICE  J. A. Catherwood Building  Phono 8001 P. O. Bos 00  MISSION CITY, B. C.  Brew a cup of Celery KJng  a *'toa" of Nature'aown bej-bsand  roots,���������-the finest laxatfVeffiahd  blood purifier yoiTcan get. Itffbnt-  ly cleanses tho oyatara of all impurities, baniuhes headaches, etc.  IfOc aii'aBOo packages, at druggists.    '   ���������������������������������  S3S3E  u  brings dread to tlje mother's heart.  For safety's Bake, keep a bottle  of Shiloh, tfio old time remedy, at  hand. A very few drops makes  the sough easier atonce, and taken  regularly gives complete relief,  80c._60c and $1.20.   All druggists.  '������������������;���������  ifctiui'ued  The Old'Lady���������Well, what made  you so late this time? Tho Old Man  (trying a new one)���������Why, I took  Sozzle home from the club and IiIr  I  -llidi    111 ii  l.i    m  .    t    ��������� 1.1-..    I  -    i. THfi ABBOTSFORD.POST  =2E  3!SE  ass  cfO$  A. R. GOSLING  X  WHEN YOU WANT .  House and  Sign Painting  an*  General  House Repairs  Phone 34X        . - P. 0. Cox 31  AUUOTSl'OttD, B. G.  apssa  A. E. HUMPHREY  B.C. Land Surveyor and  Civil Engineer  Aoom  0   Unit   liludt,  Cliilliwncfe  Box   422. C1UU.IWACK  MR.   HARROW'S  STATEMENT  OX  SUMAS 'RECLAMATION   SCHKMR  (Continued from Page One)  YarwojBd&Durrant  BARRISTERS and  SOLICITORS  LAW OFFICE  '    OJKN   KVKRY   KDIOAY  ABBOTSKOni),   ���������������   ���������������  ALAN M. BR0X0VSK1  AUCTIONEER and  VALUATOR  Auction Sales Conducted  SATISFACTION GUARAN'SEEH  tflVE STOCK a Special  P. 0. B������x 94  "And I'll Tell the World."  Toll me not in mournful numbers  that lifo is ' but an empty dream  when things like these happen,  and are recorded here for amusement.  That there must have been women  sailors at one time, Cor was not Lot's  wife a female salt?  *    *  When ��������� the newspaper men go to  the old country next summer they  ���������will be shown where Wellington got  his first commission, hut it does not  compare with the commission that  some firms get these days for handling fruit.  That a young lawyer was discussing with his young wife, when she  asked what the underworld was.  Henry replied that in general-terms  it meant the class which is made up  of people who trade on vice and live-  by criminal practices. Of course iho  asked why such a class was- permit  ted to exist? Henry said that it  served its purpose as if there were  no such class he was afraid he would  have to go out of the law - business*.,  and lie did not .know of anything  else that he could make a living at.  Here was her reply: "Well, of.course  that being the , case, wo ought to  look at it sensibly, but I almost wish  you had studied to be a doctor."  ������    * "���������   ���������  The reason why blushes creep  over gir'fs' faces is that if tliey ran  away they might kick up an awful  dust.  :������������������*'*.  '  A local.teacher Is    said to    have  nuked one of her pupils If the door  was closed when he opened it.  .��������� - ������������������.������������������������������������ ���������  The following messages passed between the salesman for the raspberries and an inquiry as to prices:.  Inquirer���������-What Is price of bori'les  to-day? ..,.-.  Salesman���������Walla 'Walla plun  freight. State number of carloads  wanted.  Inquirer���������I have purchased Walla Walla berries.  * *  People who tire bothered with 'indigestion should not go to a movie  when there Is a picture scene of    a  banquet.  * *  That the water's edge is rospon.  ���������s'iblt for a cut foot which a young  lady  of   this   village   has   had   since  iast summer's bathing season.  * *  That it has always been so, but  It puzzles us to see that when wheat  and fruit drop they always drop on  the farmer and tho fruit grower.  of engineering, purchase of right-  oi-way, fencing, seeding, "dykes and  administration, accumulated interest on monies advanced from time  to time and, other incidentals that  are not shown in actual construc-  ion work.  In view of the attitude of certain interested parties in attempting  to base a claim,' that the government- should absorb part of the  cost of this undertaking because they  were led to believe that the cost  would ,be much lower, according to  statements made by certain officials,  one might be pardoned for refusing  to give out any figures in connection with tlie charges on the land  until the work is finally completed,  the last bill paid, and the 3 0,000  acres of crown' lands finally disposed  of, because until such time it. is impossible to give an exact figure per  acre as to the proportion of the  capital cost that each nciv will have  lo boar. Hut. I feel that the property-owners should b<> givou somo  idea, by way of a rough, approximation, of the charges.  ..Taking the whole or the land below elevation 93, thin includes the  crown lands and privately owned  lands that, aro flooded nvcry year,  amounting lo about. 2.1,000 or 21������,-  000 acres; the capital cost against  this land will probably be somewhere between $100 and $12.1 por  acre.' Tho other 0,000 acres of land  above olovation !).'), are divided into Iii roe other classifications, .and  will, according to their liability ��������� to  annual flooding, boar a much lighter charge, as naturally these lands  were of some, value before the dyking scheme was started.  And  in view    of the    talk    about  "dyking taxes,'  I wish  to emphasize  right, here that, the return of moniis  spent in    reclaiming    lands    cannot  properly be called a tax���������it must be  recognized as  part of    the purchase  price of the  land. These lands were  alienated a number of years ago by  tho Dominion  government at  $5 per  acre.     It .was  unfortunate that  they  ever were alienated.    I am speaking  now   of   the   privately   owned,  lands  that are annually      floded,  because  these lands were purchased presumably for farming purposes and  they  could  not be  farmed;  the purchaser  could not live on them unless he provided himself with a houseboat, and  from- that time until the government  undertook this work the'holders    of  these lands have been attempting to  get  them  dyked.     But  other  lands  in the area which are not flooded every year have been farmed by working farmers who have    been hoping  for the last thirty years for a scheme  that would protect    them    from tho  flood waters .of the Fraser. So that,  roughly  speaking   the  property-owners can be divided into two classes,  the working  farmer landowner,  and  lhe speculative landowner.    A move-,  ment  lias been started among some'  of the landowners, no-doubt encouraged   by the   unwarranted,   misleading and unjust statements made    by  politicians'for political purposes,    to  get the government to relieve them  of part of the cost of'this work and  charge  It up   to  the  tax-payer      of  the> province.       I want to point out  | that prior to  starting    of this  work  I. these men owned this    land,   (I  am  speaking now    particularly    of    the  land that is flooded every year);  it  originally cost  $5 por acre, and    in  my opinion it was about    all it was  worth.     Now  the government comes  along, constructs      protective works  which puts a high    market value on  the land, and T claim that these men  are not, at the present    time, complete owners of    the land they hold,  as they were before the    work    was  was commenced,  ' they really    only  have an equity in it,- the other equity  is in the hands of the    dyking com  missioners acting for the people, and  before these property-owners can be  complete    owners    as formerly,    bo-  fore the work was started, they must  buy out  the other    party's     equity,  and- they must    consider the capital  charge as part of the purchase jprice  on the land.  Permit  me   to  explain   tho   situation  in   another  way:     These  property-owners for years had been looking for a wealthy    partner to go in  with them on a reclamation scheme;  eventually    they got a    partner,    a  very desirable partner in the people  of the province, through the govern;  ment, who went in with these prop:-  erty-owners and  without any security put up all the money and took all  the risk, merely asking for a return  of the people's  money, without profit.      Now they are asking that the  people,  through the government, absorb part of the cost.    Are they entitled  to  this  relief?    Are we justified In assuming any part of tho cost  of  this   undertaking  which   will   result in   the    speculative    landowner  putting that much more in his pocket as profit, and selling this land at  a'profit to himself, when ho has not  contributed  five  cents  towards     Increasing the value of that land slnei-.  It  was   turned   over from   tho   Dominion government at $0 per acre?  I  may sny  that  we are not concerned  In any way with the Interests of the  land speculator,  we    aro    concerned  with the Interests   of   the    working  fanner,  and are desirous of operating under the  most favorable conditions possible  and  every  effort  will  be made in his interests.  With reference to a further charge  against the land other than the capital cost, which as before stalod must  be considered as part of the purchase  price of. tho land by whoever it is  hold, there Is the charge of maintenance, This Is properly called a dyking tax, which will continue for all  time, tho amounts varying from each  year to tako care of greater or lesser  expenditures that may be accessary  in maintaining the dyking, system in  an efficient manner. The estimate  made by our engineer who was responsible for the.getting oul-of.the  plans for the main dam, installing  of the' pumping equipment, and  who is 1 lie best qualified person to  make an estimate, is that the'annual  cost of maintenance, including pumping, depreciation, repairs, wages, etc.  ���������is' $60,000.00, and 1 would .point  out that this estimate was made after the pumps had been thorbugh'.v  tested out as to capacity, amoiint  of electric power used, etc. in pumping out the lake. And In apportioning it over the four classifications of  land in proportion to.benefits derived, it would vtiry from 88 cents per  acre per year on the .highest land to  $2,211 per acre on the lowest. I wish  here lo repeat again my former  statement, that this is mereiy an estimate, subject to. revision, and given here for the purpose of giving the  property-owners some idea of thii  taxes to which their lands may be  subjected, and I would also re-stat.j  that tlie capital cost of the work and  the cost of maintaining the same  must lie considered separately, tho  former 11s part of the purchase' price  of the land and the latter as tht.  dyking' tax proper.  I have just received in this office  a very fine sample of oats with let-  tor attached from a farmer in the  reclaimed area, who states that this  Is the first crop the land has produced. The yield was two tons or 120  bushels to the aero, and this on land  it will be noted that was flooded  every year until the present season,  and to produce this crop required  nothing more than ploughing and  preparing tlie seed bed, no ditching,  no brushing, burning, stumping >r  logging, as is necessary with all other land In the' Lower Fraser Valle*-  which has not been subject to annual flooding. This land, as I stated  before, has been made available at  a cost between $100 and $125 per  acre. The average bush land cleared, ready for the plough, would cost  double that, and the average bush  land will not produce two tons of  oats per acre, but much the greater  part of Sumas will do so if properly  handled. The average yield of  oats per acre for the province is  three quarters of a ton or 45 bushels.  Some people will be interested in  figuring whatthe production-of this  fecit this increased production will  also raise the point as to, what effect this incerased production . will  have on market values.. My- own  opinion is that it will duplicate the  production of Chiliiwack, as there  Is more really rich farm land in the  new area than in the Chiliiwack  district. Mr. A. D. Paterson, member of this legislature for Delta,  has stated that in his; opinion there  is more good farm land.in the whole  reclaimed area than in the whole  of the Delta municipality.  Chiliiwack     last    year    produced  three quarters   of  a   million   dollars  worth  of  dairy  products  alone.       I  have been unable to get for. comparative purposes the    value    of other  commodities   produced   tn   that   district, such as fruit, hogs, beef, poultry, eggs, hops,    potatoes,  etc.* etc.  Now the Sumas area is    particularly  adapted  for  the production of commodities that we are importing from  other provinces    or    foreign    countries.    For instance we Imported a-  bout 0,000,000 pounds of butter and  8 9,887 hogs, besides nearly a million  pounds of pork and    pork products  Dairying  and   hog     raising   go  well  together.       Also   we   imported   50.-  000 sheep and over a million pounds  of    cheese.      With    the    dairymen  marketing their product through the  Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association this increased production can  be handled without its materially affecting tlie market value, and to my  own personal knowledge, hogs have  been one of the most profitable line  of  live stock,  taking one year with  another, during the last twenty-five  years, when it is carried on ih connection with    dairying,    so it    will  easily be seen the advantage to the  province of keeping money at home,  inatuad of sending it outside to purchase these foodstuffs.  1 may ������ay also that Chiliiwack Is  carrying a population in the neighborhood of 10,000. What will by  the effect on other industries in tlie  province by duplicating that rural  population? The amount of.manufactured goods which will be requir-  edTas the money the farmer receives  for . lite produce he spends to buy  things he cannot produce himself,;  such as lumber, hardware, shoes,  clothing, farm implements, etc., and  this benefits the whole province indirectly. What does the province  get in return for this benefit? It  will have to spend money to build,  roads and bridges, provide schools,  etc., but the government would never  have undertaken this work unless  they believed it would be a self-supporting proposition. The value  created by the work is very much In  excess of the cost of thai w6rk, and  any movement to shift part of that  cost on to the shoulders of the taxpayer will get no support from me  while I have any say in the matter.  Possibly the Leader of (he Opposition Is hoping to get the support of  the Suniiiw property-owners by assuming an attitude that . would, .'suggest that if, ho had the power ho  would give thorn relief, 1' would  like to Inform my honorable friend  that I do not have to promise something which r do not consider right  to get support from any class of  electors'.  Poultry Show  A Big Success  (JTrora   the   Pi-imt   V������11������t   Record)  The  annual' poultry  show   of   Dl������  trict No.   4  is being held in  Mission  City this week and    there are about  "00 entries.    The judging was completed late yesterday afternoon.  - A visit to the      exhibit will show"  that many excellent birds are,on display;    excellent in'size    and quality.  It is said that District No. 4 has more  poultry in it. than all the rest of thb  province put together,   and that it is  only accidental that more birds have  not been shown.    A large number of  entries were made but the birds did  not arrive.  The local men are quite proud of  the exhibit this year and state that  the birds shown represent a very,  large amount of money. Every encouragement should be given poul-  trymen by visiting the, exhibit and  otherwise taking an interest in the  birds.  Awards to to-day's judging at tho  Poultry show of district No. 4 here  today were as follows:  Barred Rocks: Cocks, 1, J. Walker; 2, A. D. McRao; 3, W. T. Abbott; Hens, 1, J. Shaw; 2, A. D. McRae; cockerels, 1, J. Shaw; 2, F.  Mathews; 3, W. T. Abbott, 4, A. D.  McRao; pullets, 1, A. D. McRae;  2, J. Shaw; II, J. Shaw; 4, T. Mathews; young pen, .1, J. Shaw;- 2, A.  D. .McRae;  3, F. Mathews.  "White Rocks���������AH awards to R. G.  Skelton.  White Wyandottes: Cocks, 1, W.  James; 2, A. S. Walters; 3, C. Mo-  Diarmid; hens, 1, W. James; 2, A.  Waters; 3, A. Waters; cockerels, 1,  J. Shaw; 2, R. Skelton; 3, A. Waters; pullets, 1, J. Shaw; 2, C. Mc-  Diarmid; 3, C. McDiarmld; 4, R  Skelton;   3,   T.   J.   Graham.  Gold and Silver Wyandottes���������All  awards to C. McDiarmid.  Black Wyandottes: Cock and hens  1, W. G. Gamble; 2, cockerels and  pullets, 1, T. J. Graham. ()  Buff Wyandottes���������All awards to  C. Parker.  White Leghorns: Cocks, 1, W. T.  Abbott;  2, J. Shaw; 3, A. H. Ander  AGRICULTURE   A .VI)   CREDIT  The greater part of the field crops  has been harvested and threshed  under favorable conditions. The  quality is well up to tlie average,  but the price obtained by 'the iiro-  ducer is lower than a year ago. Production costs this year, however,  may. work at less than they did in  ')i)22. At the commencement ol  August wages were below those ot  last year, but as the reason advanced a change took place and in som;  cases as high as $S and $10 was asu-  ed for a day's work. The grain producers having before them their unsatisfactory experience in the harvest seasons of J 920 and 1921, when  production costs were excessive  solved the problem in a more economical way in 1023, and will, therefore, doubtless obtain a better net  result from this year's crop even  though the price per bushel is somewhat less. That they have a considerable sum to apply upon the reduction of-their accumulated indebtedness is evident, from the' collections already  made.  Whatever troubles the Canadian  farmer may have, it is becoming increasingly apparent that he is no  worse off than the fanner elsewhere,  and that his position would not be  improved by an increase of credit  out of proportion to his ability to  repay. The Chairman of the Bank  of New Zealand said a few months  ago in the course of his annual address' to the shareholders of that institution, "It is safe to say of the majority ''of those farmers who are in  difficulty that they have had too  much credit and not too little."  The investigations being made in  the United States by the New Zealand Government vre in consequence  unlikely to assist them -in finding  a solution of the problem, for the Intervention of the Government in arranging for credits to farmers in  the former country has had unfortunate , results. ��������� Cases are reported  from eastern Oregon and Washington of farmers who have abandoned  their farms to mortgagees and creditors and gone to work in the towns  and lumber camps, taking their personal belongings with them in motor  MAS A   CAT  INSIGHT  INTO THIO  FUTURE?  son; hens', 1, 2, 3, to J. Shaw; cock  erels, 1, 2, 3, 4, to J. Shaw; pullets,'cars and  trailers.  In some instances  ],  2, 3,  to J. Shaw;  old pen,  .1,  J.  they  have   taken     advantage  of  the  Shaw? 2, A. H. Anderson; young  pen,l, J. Shaw; 2, C. McDiarmid;  3, W. T. Abbott.  Buff Leghors: All awards to Gordon Fox. .,   .  Leghorns, A. G. V.: Cocks, 1, Mrs.  Solloway; 2, Mrs. Cade; hens, 1 and  2, Mrs. Cade, 3, Mrs. Solloway;  cockerels," 1,. Mrs. Cade; 2, Mrs. Solloway;. pullets, 1, Mrs. Cade; 2,  P. Burnham; 3, P. Burnham; old  pen, 1, Mrs. Cade; young pen, ],  Mrs. Cade.  Black Minorcas���������All awards to  Mrs. Solloway.  Anconas���������All awards to C. McDiarmid.  Black Orpingtons���������All awards to  Mrs. Solloway.  Light Brahmas���������All awards to  Mrs. Solloway.  Rhode Island- Reds,. S. C: cockerel, 1, T. C. Crowe; 2, P. Kelly.  R. C. Rhode Island Reds. Cock, 1,  Dr. A. Findlay; 2,, Brassey and  MacKenzie; hens, 1, Brassey and  MacKenzie.  Buff Orpington. Cocks, 1, 2, 3, J.  Ban-; hens, 1, 2, 3, J. Barr; cockerel, 1 2, 3, J. Barr; pullets, 1, J.  Shaw; 2, 3, J. Barr; old and young  pens, 1, J. Barr.  Game Bantams: Cock, N. A.  Lunde; hen, 1, P. Kelly; 2, N. A.  Llnde; 3, Mrs. Beals.  -.Cochin Bantams: All awards to  Gordon  Fox  Homer and Pouter Pigeons: All  awards to W. G. Gamble.  Utility Rocks: Cock, 1 and 2, J.  Walker;  3; R. Skelton; hens,  1 and  2, Wm. Walker; cockerels, 1, 2 and  3, J. Walker; 4, A. II. Anderson;  pullets, 1 and 2, J Walker; 3, A  H. Anderson.  Utility Wyandottes: Cocks, 1, T.  J. Graham; hens, 1, 2, 3, T. J. Graham; cockerels, 1, N. A. Linde; 2.  T. J. Graham; 3, C. McDiarmid;  pullets, 1, N. A. Linde; 2, and 3, T.  J. Graham; old pen, T. J. Graham;  young pen, N. A. Linde.  All English cocks, hens and pens,  P. Kelly;  cockerel, 1, Mrs. Beals.  Her Decision  "She's a decided blonde/ isn't  she?"  "Yes, but she only decided recently."  ��������� ��������� 1 ,���������<!    Mi-  When wo laugh at our troubles  we lighten them. Troubles and  smiles cannot plmm  together.   .  Accidental Shooting  At Harrison Lake  Last week-end, while hunting on  Echo Island, 'Harrison Lake, Mr.  Geo. G. Thompson of Burnaby, was  accidentally shot in the back, the  bullet coming through to the armpit.  Mr. J. A. Ryder and Mr. A, Bldnall  were also hunting In the vicinity of  Echo Island and Mr. Ryder mistook  the deceptive color of Mr. Thompson's coat for that of a deer.  Mr. Ryder and Mr. Bldnall carried the unfortunate man for four  hours trough thick underbrush and  over rocks, and with difficulty landed him at the lakeside, whore they  put him Into a boat and with all  haste rushed him off to receive medical attention.  Tho Injured man was conscious  during the whole of tho dll'lfculf  trip and Is now In.tho Vancouver  General Hospital. According to latest  reports ho is doing well.  bankruptcy .law. The financial statement of one farmer who raised about  4,000 bushels of wheat    shows that  harvesting     expenses     absorbed   tho  entire proceeds  of his crop,  leaving  nothing for his  own  labor and  thai  of his family.      It may    be    pointed  out hero, as was done in a previous  Letter, that taxes and  mortgage interest���������the  latter  being  largely   tho  result of the liberal supply of credit  by    Government       institutions���������are  much more  . serious    items    in    th>j  United States than in Canada, where  happily similar       forms    of    credit  have not gained  the same headway.  Meanwhile   relief     for    the    United  States farmer is  being sought       by  means of a proposal    that the price  of. wheat  should   be   fixed and   that  the   tariff  against     Canadian   wheat  snould be raised from 30 cents to 50  cents per busael.      Tlie "Northwestern   Millor,"   a   recognized   authority  in the grain and milling business of  the United States, gives currency to a  curious  incident  in   this  connection.  It says. "The state-owned flour mill  at Grand   Forks,  North   Dakota,  has  been importing wheat under the 30  cent tariff for    mixing with    North  Dakota wheat.    Being asked  for an  explanation   of   this   treasonable   act  the  manager said   that  he  found   it  adavntageous to raise tlie quality of  the flour as  he was enabled to  get  higher  prices.'     It  seems  quite  possible that an    act  like    this in  th'j  cast of a state-owned mill may  become a political  Issue.    What right  lias a mere businoss manager to say  that Canadian    wheat      will    make  better    flour    than    North    Dakota  wheat, especially  when  it is considered that Canadian  flour mills  may  advertise the fact?"  In view of the fact that farmers  in all countries are complaining of  not obtaining a price' for their products sufficient to meet their ordinary expenses, it is satisfactory to  note the Debt Adjustment Bureaus  of both Manitoba and Saskatchewan  report gratifying results in settling  difficulties between debtors and  creditors, and that the former are  more hopeful than they have boon  for some time past. There is in general a growing disposition on thfc  part of both debtors and creditors in  Mr. Elliott O'Donnell lias contributed to the occult review, a very  interesting article on certain "supernatural"' peculiarities which tradition associates with "tlie harmlcs'.i  necessary cat." The author has apparently no illusions on this sun-  ject. "From endless experiments  made in haunted houses," says Mr.  O'Donnell, "I have proved to my  own satisfaction at least,.that the cat  acts as a thoroughly reliable phych-'c  barometer."    Later he says.  Mas a 'cat insight into the future'.'  Can it presage wealth or death? I  am inclined to believe that certain  cats can, at all events, foresee the  advent of the latter; and that the.,  do this in the same manner as the  shark, crow, owl, jackal, hyena, etc.,  namely by their abnormally developed sense of smell. My own and  other people's experience has led  me to believe that when a person Is  ihout to die some kind of phantom,  may be, a spirit whose special func-  ,ion it is lo be present in sucii occasions, is in close proximity to escort his or her soul into the world  of shadows���������and that certain cats  fcent its approach.  Therein then���������in this wonderful  property of smell���������lies one of tha  Gcrets to the cat's mysterious powers.���������It has the phychic faculty of  scent���������of scenting gliosis. Some  people, too, have this faculty. Tn a  recent murder cast, in tlie North of  England, a rustic witness gave it in  her evidence that she was sure a  tragedy was about to happen because she "smelt death in tho house,"  and it made her very uneasy. Cats  possessing this peculiarity are affected in a aimiliar manner���������they  are uneasy. Before a death in a  house, I have watched a cat show  gradually increasing signs of uneasiness. It has moved from place to  place, unable to settle in any ono  spot for any length of time, had  frequent fits of shivering, gone to  the door, sniffed the atmosphere,  thrown back its head and mewed in  a low, plaintive key, and shown lhe  greatest reluctance to being alone  in the dark.  This faculty possessed by certain  cats may in some measure explain  certain of the superstitious, respecting thein. Take, for instance, that  of cats crossing one's' path: predicting death.  The cat is drawn to -tho spot because it scents the phantom of  death, and can not resist its magnetic attraction.  From this it does not follow that  the person who sees tlie cat is going  to dio, but. that death is overtaking  some one associated with that person; and it Is in connection with the  latter that the spirit, of the grave is  present, employing as a medium of  prognostication, the cat, which baa  boon given the psychic faculty of  smell that it might, be so used.  But although I regard this theory  as feasible I do not attribute to  cats, with the same degree of certainty, the' power to presage good  fortune, simply because I' have had  no experience of it myself. Vet, a-  dopting the sumo lines of argument,  I see no reason why cats should  not prognosticate good as well as  evil.  A  Lesson   in KliqiioRu  The captain was trying to impress  upon the sailor the importance of  say "Sir" in addressing his superior.  "Mow's   her head?"   he asked.  "Nor'-by-east," answered tlie old  tar gruffly. Another trial was without success.  "Let me take the wheel," said  the skipper, 'and you ask me the  question."  "Ow's    her    head?"     roared  sailor.  "Nor'-by-east,   sir,", replied  captain.  "Keep her so, my man,'' .jaitl  old tar, "while I goes forward  has a smoke."  the  the  tho  and  The road to success is paved with  good advertisements.  Western Canada to make the best of  the situation, and it Is understood  that many of the larger commercial  and financial houses have voluntarily adjusted terms of.'payment so  as to enable farmers to carry on.���������  Bank of Commerce Monthly Letter.  Not Hlrong  "Did  you  struggle  when  he  tried  to  klsa you?" "No,  mamma."   "But  why did you not?"    "Why, mamma,  you ought to know from his appearance   that   he  isn't   very  strong."���������  Houston Post.  Who    Loses?  ��������� Porter���������"Have you lost something  sir?"  Sandy���������-"Aye, aye; but it's nae-  thin'���������only the threepenny bit 0'  siller 'a was about to give ye for  carryin' my bag."���������London Opinion.  THE gateway to Stan% Park, Vancouver, world famed as one of  the beauty spots of th* Pacific Coast region, whose mild weather  is making it more and more popular as a winter resort. THE ABBOTSFOKD POST  High-class Fami  Our big,  but. Lhcre is  juicy steaks    look    nice  i more practical use for  enough to frame,  which they tire in-  (ended���������thai of making you look healthy and happy.  B.   C.   Phone   41.  Farmers''  Phone' 1909  S. F. WHITE  Abbotsford, B.C.  Clayburn  The Ladies' Aid of the Clayburn  Presbyterian Church hold a successful bazaar and sale of work in the  school  house last   Friday evening.  The regular meeting of the Matsqui Women's Institute was held at  the homo of Mrs. Seldou on Thursday with a good attendance. Mrs.  Wilson of Cloarbrook gave an instructive demonstration "of candy  milking,- and Mrs. Richmond also  demonstrated fancy cooking. Final  arrangements were- made for the  booth which the ladies aro having--it  tho annual bazaar of the M.-S.-A.  Hospital lo be held in Abbotsford on  Nov.   30th.  Provincial Revenues  . Jf you are preparing  the best of Pork   when  Pig Feed to do it properly  Pigs so  killed, you  that they   will make  need   sonic   of our  Straw,  a  ton     %\ ,-,.(io  which pigs must have to be healthy and thrive  J. J. SPARROW  Essendene Avenue  ABBOTSFORD. B. C.  PERSONAM  The officers and teachers of the  Presbyterian Sunday School met on  Tuesday evening to arrange for tho  annual Christmas free and entertainment, if was decided to hold tho  festival on Chirstmas Eve, and committees wore appointed to prepare  the   programme.  The ladies of the \V. A. of the G.-  W.V.A. are planning to hold a whist  drive once a month during the  win tor  sc.ison.  Miss Flossie 1-1 unf entertained a  number of her friends at a jolly  birthdny on Thursday afternoon.  The choir of the Presbyterian  Church arc preparing to give thd  same Christmas cantata as was so  successfully rendered last year. It  will i o given in the Church at a date  fo lie announced later. This production was thoroughly enjoyed by a  very largo audience last year, and  Is looked forward to with in forest  l.-y music lovers of the town and  district.  There is a possibility that two ol  our popular clubs may affiliate In  the near I'tiluro viz., the 0. A. W  and the Men's (Hub, considering thai  1112 4   is   l.eitp   Year.  Mrs. Spaiilding and son have moved into the residence recently occupied   by  Mr.  Wren.  Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Thorn have as  their guest their daughter Irom the  Prairies.  Many friends in Abbotsford regret,  to learn of flic (loath of Miss Alma  llougen, daughter of Mrs. Mary  llougen of Maisqui. The deceased  was twenty-one years of age and \wis  well known in the Valley. Th.'  funeral was held from the residence  in Matsqui lo the Mountain View  cemetery,  Vancouver.  The High School Lilcrary's^oiel.v  met on Thursday aliernoon. A do-  "Rosolved, I hat  better than the Oily  year for the affirm-  si year for the noga-  winniug. Miss Mu-  . R. Whitchelo were  ack, ro-  t ea in  Satui-  corrcspondirg  of 3-2  in  fa-  serious   damage   was   done.  Dr.  M. Smith  is  in. Chilliw  Moving as a. chiropractor.  The   Mission   Junior   Foota  came   over   to   Abbotsford   on  day and played    Ihe  team hero,    the score  vor of (he home team.  Mrs. McMonemy and daughter,  Evelyn, and the Misses MoCalluui  and G-wen Sumner motored to New  Westminster  on   Friday.  The name of Mrs. 1-1. Peck was o-  mitted from the list of subscribers to  the  C  iris'  Ro  lief  Home,  in  our  last  issue.  Mr.  and  M  rs.  A  nderson  had  as  their  gnosis  at  Th  anksgiving,  Mr.  A.   M.  Fry  ol  White  Rock,  r.nd  M r.  ..VICTORIA, Nov. 10.���������The revenue of British Columbia for the  first six months of the current fiscal  year, as shown in' the report of tho  comptroller, was as follows, according to departments: Department  of agriculture-$23,089.23, attorney-  general $'18,107.7-1, education $22,-  8 1.2.17, finance $0,940,71.<l.02, fisheries $22,8G3.no, labor '$6,572.20.  lands-$1,921,SIC.Sn, mines $107,-  ���������702.11, provicial secretary $202,-  218.40; public works $47,7<l!).!)!j,  railways $20,148.OS; total current  account' $10,178,SSO.Sii, capital account $77.1015.33; total revenue  $10,255,980.IS.  The expenditures for the same  period were as follows: Public debt  $1,9 03.94S, legislation $820.02, Premier's ' office $7,054.00, agriculture  $228,071.05; attorney-general. $035,  487.39, education $1,34 1,853.40,  finance $350,2S0.54, fisheries $0.-  531.,84, industries $0,034.24. labor  $38,836.45, lands $015,05 1.39',  mines $99,457.00 provincial secretary $977,340.5.1, public works $1,-  004,175.45,' railways $27,501.05,  total current expenditures $7,358,-  1.30.G4, capital .account l,2SS,4S5.-  50; total outlays (charged to' income)   $S,G4G,5S4.5G.  Special warrants issued since tho j  last session of the legislature lo  meet outlays for the fiscal year ended - March 3 1 last,, aggregated $00,.  906, and to meet outlays up to the  end of the fiscal year, March 31,-  1924, there was an additional $29,-  273. The statement of expenditures on services which have exceeded their appropriations from  April 1, 1922, to March 31, .1923,  and for which over-expenditures''���������he  sanction of parliament is required  aggregated $99,586.  The race tracks produced $226,-  000 into the treasury while ' the  amusement tax brought in $140,-  232.  Safety First   '  On Steep Hills  ���������  tliemse'-  they  find  bate was held  Country Life j,s  Life," lhe third  afivo and tIk* fir  five the former  trio and Mr. F. ,  the judges.  Miss Gilloy attended the funeral  of her aunt, Mrs. Maxwell, in Now  Westminster'on, Friday. The sympathy of inmiy friond's- is extended  to Miss Oilier in her sad loss.  Mr. and iVIrs. VV. Sjodin, who have  purchased Hie residence owned by  Mr. .and Mrs. Kay, are receiving  congratulations- over the-'arrival" of  a IH.IIe daughter. born in the  M.-S.-A.   Hospital, on   Wednesday.  ..Rev. Mr.. Mugee has been renewing old ficf|ini in Unices in Abbot.sl'or I  and -district. Mr. Mugoo was In Ab������  botsford I weny-nino years ago ���������and  sees a considerable  ���������enl. he Is relieving  of  Ml,   I .nh inn ii.  Mrs.   Taylor   has   received  compliments on  |.|M. write n  change. At. presit ov  .Mr.  Oswald  In   llic  Sunday   Sun  several  ) of Ab-  oi   re-  bolsffird  ceiil. dale.  Miss   M.   Mucker,     who   has   boon  .been vIhIHiik friends and relatives  Hl'orrl. Im.-f returned to hor  Kaniloiqm, She was aeooni-  hcr iK'tihi-w, Frank Itiicko.-,  spoiil u holiday fhore,  -enjoyable    evening    was  list   drive  and  dunce  I In 11     on     Monday.  whist   wove,   won   Iiv  Win. Smith of Guichon.  Mr..M. (J. Ilarkness of North Vancouver was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.  Cottrell   on  Thanksgiving.  Mrs. T. C. Coogan visited in New  Westminster  on   Wednesday.  Miss F. F. Trethewey visited with  friends in   P.ellingham this week.  The   Langley   Prairie   Foolall  team  will  play al   Mission  City this .Saturday.  Mr. Arthur Parker of Sloveston  was the guest recently of Miss Annie  McCriin num.  The Knibroidery Club spent a  pleasant afternoon at the residence  of Mrs. Downie on Tuesday. The  Club ate very busily ogaged in sowing  for   the  coming   hospital   bazaar.  Mrs. Voting of Vancouver wis  the recent guest, of Mrs W linker.  Mr. Charlie l.oney, who has been  in Saskatchewan for the past two  months   litis   returned   homo.  Mrs. (.!. N. Zeigler bus returned  home  from  visiting  her daughter.  M.-s. F. Mathews and daughter.  Naomi, were the guests of Mr. and  Mrs. I,. Carsner of Mellingliain at tho  week-end.  Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Shore motored   into   Vancouver  last,  week-end.  Mr. .). Stcedo of Vancouver visited  a I. (ho home of the Misses Stoedo on  .Sunday.  Miss   L'leanor   Peck   has     return  from visiting in Vancouver.  Mr.   .1.   Parton   and   Master  made a hy.sty trip to Hammond  Sunday on account of  ���������Frank .Parton',   who  is  as  improving.  Mr. and Mrs. McCullock of  land are visiting their aunf  uncle, Mr. and Mr. Keybiirn.  Mis. Nyslrom and. Miss Mamie  Unclais'aro visiling In ��������� Vancouver.  I'Jrs. J. N. and.G. Smith of Langley  Prairie were the ���������'guest's of Mr. ���������,/,[  Mrs. Dan Sniilh on Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. Uay Mitchell of  <iul   are     receiving     congratiil  arrival of a. baby boy  .-S.-A.  Hospital on  lh(  MODKHiV    MATKIMONV  II e-  Dear  one  vows  We'll knot  tie;  ���������       f-  For our ideals, like  our  Are  broad  and   high.  when  we  exchange  the loosest sort  brows,  o.ur  of  She-  A  simple hitch  1 should prefer,  As simple as we can devise;  lovers'���������bowline,   as  it  were-  One  yank   unties.  lie���������  This nuptial pact  Our own sweet  We'll   chop   "for  worse,"  And all that rot..  shall not coerce  will a single jor.  bettor    or     f..-r  the  now  .-tl  'red  on  11'.i ess of  reported  Scot-  aud  She���������  My  your    sentiments    aro  ove,  m in e;  I echo them  with all my heart.  1 simply can't endure that line���������  "Till   death   us   part."  He���������  My, idol, I am overjoyed!  1  shan't  love     twice,  but  if    I  should  This contract   will   be    null     mid  void;  That's   understood.  dream  of liber  should���������you'll  y.  unci or-  ln   Abbo  ilOlll"   In  pan In by  who will  A very  Hpcllt til tin; w  In llie Masonic  First prizes. In  Mr- ������iii(l Mrs',' Uonodlcf. Miss I In/-  den and Mrs, MoOownn. Oonsolti-  l.ion prizes weiil. lo Mr. mid Mrs.  Tbornihwalie, Miss Watllo and Mr.  WnJIio,  A nice pro|;raiiiiiie  between the whist, am  fieshincuts, and later  thoroughly   enjoyed.  On Wodneiiday morning two  conches of lh,i regular O.N.U. I in In  \M'i-'.'  derailed near  Simian,     but   no  upon tl  in   the  Inst.  M rs.  guest o  cliclo,  Miss  day Iron:  vi v.    Shi  Mats-  a thins  born  liiili  May of  her noil,  Vancouver  Capt. F. .J,  :s  It.  III!  Whit-  I). M. Lee returned  visiting friends In  was accompanied  on Sun-  Vaiiciiu-  ioiiio bv  MIkm Abercronible, m,.. ,|, liuchanaii.  Mrs. P. niichiinaii and Mrs, A I'm Ivor. Air. Parker and Mr, p. Iiuchin,-  nii went on from hero to Soalllo ,-nnl  Pm-tlriiid.  is visiling friends  She���������  I   shall  not  But  if  I  stand  The  bonds  that bind  us now will  be  As  ropes   of  sand.  He���������  1  am  the needle, you  the pole!  O Pole, my constancy you know  But   should   I   not   remain   heart-  whole  I'm .free to go.  Motorists   often   conside  ves' excellent drivers until  themselves   in     hilly    ountry.     Then  they   sometimes   get .into, difficulty  There   aro   several   important' points  to observe in driving a car on a  hiP.  In  the first place, in desending a  sleep   hill   hotter   control   of   the  car  can   be had   by    putting it in  second  gear and  shutting off the spark���������or  on  the stooi������est    hills even the    low  gear  may  bo     used.   '   Doing this ������������������-.  imperative  if   (ho   brakes  are   at  all  doubtful,       because   with   inefficient,  brakes, once  tho speed  of the car is  allowed to rise it cannot be reduced  again with any    amount of    braking  effort. Of course this only applies to  tho   very  stoop   inclines  encountered  in   mountainous   districts,   but   when  these hills are    readied,    if is'    discomforting, to say the least, to creep  over tho top of a hill preparatory to'  going down   if at four or five  miKs  an hour, and then fool the car gradually increase its speed although both  brakes aro sot���������until at the bottom  it is going three.times as fast. About  this time you    begin to think     what  might   happen   if   the   brakes  should  give way, and it is then that you will  feel safest with  the car in  low gear  with the ignition shut off.  A   great   many cars    have    brakes  that will not hold as well  backwards  as   forwards,   and   for  this  reason   it  is well lo remember that the. reverse  gear   makes   an   excellent,     brake.   IT  you aro ever stalled on a sleep    hill  Willi  brakes I hat will    not    hold ,tho  car, shift, lo reverse tho moment the  car slnrls lo move back.    Or if    (lie  machine has gained some momentum  before  (his can   be  done,  be careful  fo lot Ihe clutch  in gently the same'  as  when  starting,  and  when   (his  is  done   shut  off   tiio   igniion.       Under  (hose  condfions   it  is  impossible   for  (he car to run more    than    two    or  throe  miles per hour. The  resistance  in conjuclion  with'tho brakes ought  to be enough to stop the machine.  Should the emergency brake alone  become inoperative! due lo burned-  oiit linings or broken linkage, thou  it is necessary to stop on a hill, tho  car should bo held by, means of flu-  foot brake while a passenger blocks  one of the wheels with a stone. It  may happen, however, that, the driver is alone under those conditions.  In this case the car may be held by  the foot brake���������then, with the engine stopped, put. the gear lever in  reverse. lOase up g'ontly on the  brake just enough to allow the car  to slide back and pull against the  friclional resistance offered by tiio  motor. You can then get out and  block the wheels, and this is sufficient to hold the car, except on an unusually  steep  mountain grade.  When parking a car on a hill, it  it always safest to head the wheels  toward the curb at a slight angle,  with the wheels In actual contact  with the curb, so that if the brake  should fail, or somo youngscei  should release if, the curb would  keep the car from coasting down the  hill. When the car faces up the hill,  bring it within eighteen inches or sc  of lhe'curb, then cut tho wheels to  the right, the maximum amount, and  allow the car to back gently until  the right roar wheel rests against  the curb���������thus checking it.  Our stock of everything in the eatable line  lliat goes to make tlie Christmas time happy and  joyous,-is most complete.  hi .other lines, too, we are daily receiving  suitable presents for young and old. Drop in and  see us.  ALBERT LEE, Baker and Grocer  OF ALL KINDS  NOTARY PUBLIC  Marriage Licences Issued  REAL ESTATE���������Money fo Loan on Good Farm Mortgages  A. McCallum  Chiliiwack Company  Pays Dividends  The annual meeting of the Chiliiwack Telephone Co. was held- on  Tuesday afternoon with about thiri.v  shareholders in attendance.  The president, Mr. W. L. Macken.  renewed the activities of "the year  and spoke of the healthy condition  of the company and its sysytem.  During the year, over $3700 had  been spent on repair work, about'six  and one half miles of new line liad  been laid in extensions. A small but  satisfactory increase had been made  generally and a dividend of eight j  per cent, to the shareholders was  the outcome. Among the work contemplated for the next year was the  rebuilding of the trunk lino running  from tlie city to Itosodalo.  The financial statement as prepared by tiio secretary, Mr. P. W.  Wilson, showed that the net profit  for the year .1 9-2.1, was $ I tf,916.22,  the balance of $-1,505.1!), remaining  after the amount of depreciation on  plant of 1.0 'per cent, was deducted  and  other sundries.  IMtHlMKIQIhVKRS  for any emergency is provided  by our canned and preserved  foods and table delicacies.  With a supply of    our  . soups,  relishes, fish, meats, poultry,  game,, fruits, jam, jellies, etc.',  on your shelves you will be  ready for any call on your hospitality at a moment's notice.  Nothing but the best grades  are kept here, of course,  though the prices would-seem  to  prove''differently.  ^UltRStATUf ACTION    OU������   AIM  E^iiSHiiilttBlffiliiRDieiH  PHONE  7  CENTRAL MEAT MARKET  She  I  in the flower, you are my sun!  ��������� O Run, you know my constancy.  Mut If I chooso to cut and run  You (|ull.o agree,  SOLO.MKX  LOSKS OOO  WIVIOS  IX  n^:cop^^,  Together���������  Since you lov<> me as  Herewith   a   sacrod  plight,  Each  to the other will  If  not good-night!  I I  OV(>  rol.li  you,  we  ho true;  Peck  in  was  enjoyed  serving of re-  dtincing was  Mrs. II.  Vaiicouvei  Mr. and  Mrs.  L.    ('armier of |!i.i|.  Ilnghani       were I be      ThankKgivin,;  giif'sls of  Mr. and  Mrs,  I-'.  Alnilnv.v/i!  Mr. .1.  J.  Ilarkness anil  |||.||(, H(Mii  .lack, of Vancouver, we're (be guestii  Cnliroll  on  Sunday.  .1.    Cray of  Hie Iioiik! of  A Hloiuiibonl. was stranded In the  Mississippi, ��������� ii iicl Ihe en pi a I n could  not gel her off. I'lvenluully a hard-  looklng fellow onnio on board and  said: ���������  underslaiid  yon   wan!  r  of  Sunnm  Mr. and  Mr and 'Mrs  I'ir. and Mrs.  spent. Sunday at  Mr.';.   I).  Smith.  Mlvs Helen Olson of (ho nursing  stuff of tin! Itoyal Columbian llospl-  lal. Now Westminster, spent Ihe  week-end a I hor home bore.  "Captain,  a pilot?"  The  captain    asked,    "Are von a  pilot?"  "Well, limy  mil  "I.Jo  you   know  banks  aro?"  "No, sir."  "Well, how do  mo out of hero,  where  they are?"  "I  know where  tho reply.  mo one.  where  I.ho sand-  yntt expect.  If you   don'  to take  know  tlioy ain't!"    was  Was the most married man in history really as much m.nvki! as ho'  is reported to have been? And was  the glory of Solomon Jiuit glory and  nothing more?  The reputation ascribed to flint  magnificent Hebrew monarch In establishing a luirom with 1,000 wives,  700 of whom were ladies of the  first rank, has suffered in recant,  years from the results of' Biblical  crlllclsm  and archeologlcal  research.  Modern  Hlbllonl scholars are wondering if   100  wives are not enough |  lo ascribe lo Soloman.    Tliey fall  to  see    the    probability    of a    grealet-  number  limn   Unit,   unless  the  kind]  added  them on  lo escape*an Income j  tn .v.       And  that     adds  Ihe    further  difficulty  of    having  to  find  an   Income tax In undent. Israel that gavel  a man exemption  for his many mar-j  r I ages.  Scholars aro increasingly skeptical j  and Ihey have, more than more envy  or proiudico on  which  to base    disbelief. I  Dr. Coorgo A.  Marlon professor of!  New Testament    literature    at    tlie  Philadelphia    Divinity    school,    also  thinks the passage testifying to Solomon's   mafrlnionial   activities   lo   be:  a lale addition to the original story, j  To Our Customers and  We wish to take this   opportunity of  many    customers for   their    patronage'of  Department, and bespeak a continuance of that patronage  for Mr. W. A. Wat tie.  thanking our  our Grocery  It is our intention to offer the citizens and residents  of Abbotsford and district quality ' Jtlorcliandiso al less  t fin ii cily prices.  It is therefore with an idea of concentrating on the  Men's Wear, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Crockery.  Stationery, etc., in which lines we have had a very  long and practical experience, that we decided to dispose  of the Grocery end of the business. ,  As an illustration of what we purpose doing our  Aluniinuniware Sale of last week, when tlie people of the  district had their first opportunity to purchase these lines  at special city prices, is a fair example.  Our stock of Christmas Novelties will be found fo bo  just as complete'as you would want, and offers exceptional opportunities to save money.  iTCHELO, Ltd.  x

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