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The Abbotsford Post 1917-04-06

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 1 ���������:'.!'���������  -71  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  ...JHUJI XJ  .���������...J.i'L'-llL.'-Wi:  L'at i  Vol. XIII., No. 21  4BB0TSF0RD, B, C.  FRIDAY,   APRIL 6   1917  $1.00 per Year  MmmmmmmmMmmfflMmmEmmmsmMmsEm  HILL'S STORE NEWS  SCHOOL CHILDREN WANT  TO BE Bt  SNA! AS  IMOCI/AMATION  AGAIN  TO   FORK  Project to Have Government" Talc.  Vol. I.  Our Goods are tlie Best  No 21  lu  Special Value In IVf en's Sox  25 Dozen Pairs   of Men's Cotton   Sax   in  Black and Greys per pair .25c  Ladies' Cotton and Silk   Lisle   Stockings  Per Pair 20c, 35c and ....". , .50c  Men's Pants, $2.90 and $3-50 a pair  B.C. Fruit Consumers'  Plan to Solve Lauor  Mer.  League  This  Has  Sum-  Garden Seeds and Flower Seeds  In great variety. All the leading brands,  Mckenzie's, Ferry's Steele Briggs and  Renhie's: (Dutch Sets and Shallots)  If tho.present efforts of the B. C.  Consumers' League are successful,  the usual difficulties of the interior  fruitgrowers with regard to the harvesting of the crops will be considerably alleviated this year. It is proposed to enlist the services of from  1000 to 1500 pupils of the Vancouver schools all of whom will be over  15  years. ,      -'   .  Parents will b&^askod to permit  their children to pick fruit during  the months of July and August under  the supervision of male teachers for  the men and ladies for the girls.  It is thought that by this plan the  boys and girls, who will be paid 50tf  per crate, will be encouraged to earn  money and will be taught its value.  The school teachers of the city will  be requested to bring the matter before the pupils and to interest them  in   the   proposal.  Mrs. Kemp told the province that  the Y. M. C. A. was co-operating    in  j this work and had already received a  large   number   of ^applicants/ ��������� Yes-'  terday the Y. M. C. A. received six  of which were \vo-  Y.W.C.a: will   have  which will be used  in the evening and  this work, the Y. W  Over  hers.  work is  Pressed  upon Mem-  . Tho Sumas Lake reclamation project was the subject of a conference  at Victoria t last week between Hon.  John'Oliver', minister of-agriculture;  Premier Brewster, , and Hon. Dr,  King, minister of lands, and a deputation' composed of three dyking  comlssioners, Messs II. YV. Van-  derhoof, F. R. S. Cresswell and J.  L. 'Atkinson, and - Hec'Jor Stewart,  Angus Cambell, Mr. Sinclar, C. E.,  and F. Fooks. It was pointed out  that the project had been mooted in  1S7G, in which year there was a big  flood. . - The nearest the matter  came to being a definite project was  in- 1904 when four engineers of the  L. M. Rice Company, of. Seattle, prepared plans and a report, upon  which the company made a proposal,  submitted it and a contract was entered into . This contract was not  carried out. The promoters proposed to issue bonds to the amount of  $385,000 at 5 per cent over forty  years, secured by private lands and  lands of Sumas Lake  be turned over to the  HAVE YOU A PROSPEROUS  GUT OUT WORK FOR LIVING  The Provincial Government Bringing  in  Law  Whereby Father, Mother,  sis tors  and   brothel's   (of   the  who.'o  <   or Half IHoorl) are to be Kept By  Tho   Prosperous' Brother.  of  a-  tho  the Dominion  which were to  Rice interests  not  havo  to  himsolf."  in  .915.  At  was  pres-  poin-  applications four  men >of leisure,  tents on ground  as social centres  on wet days.   In  ���������C. A. will be asked to assist. one  Grower in Hatzic, who will require  over a dozen pickers has also stated  that beds, stoves and cooking utensil  will be provided for his helpers.  It is thought that by the plan outlined the Chinese labor question will  be very easily settled. The Local  Council of Women is meeting on  Monday when it is expected a lady  be appointed to assist the enterprise.  ���������Province.  Matsqui has some good roads and  during the present year we may expect to see more. Those owning automobiles should always boost good  roads.  To Ask Government Por    Authority  To   Establish   Labor   Bureau.  Patriotic Fund Will Not Deduct From  Allowances   Of Those   Working.  At a meeting of the British Columbia Consumer's League held in  the labor temple last week it was  decided, after much discussion to appeal to the provincial government  for authority to establish a bureau  through which women labor could be  supplied to the up-country fruit  growers for the marketing of this  season's crop. This action was taken  In order that the bars allowing the  Immigration of Orientals for this  purpose .might not be lowered. In  this particular work the Consumer's  League will have the assistance of  the Young Women's Christian Association.  Here is The report of the B. C.Fed-  erationist of the meeting:  The attitude of the Vancouver  public on the question of the employment, of Orientals was well tested  at a meeting in tho labor temple on  Tuesday evening, when the question  of providing women to pick the berry  and fruit crops during the coining  season   was  discussed.  Councilor Knight of Mission  started something when he attempted to tell why the ranchers liked the-  Chineses as berry pickers. In an instant groans and hisses could be  from every part of the hall. Nothing daunted Councilor Knight continued in his defonce or the Chinese,  saying that they were ready to take  tho places of the boys at the front in  berry fields. Then the storm broke  and amid hisses and groans the  speaker was informed that if the  Mission ranchers favored his views  it was the plain duty of the Vancouver consumers to boycott the  fruit from that district.  Throughout the entire meeting  there was evident sympathy with the  views of organized labor that the  suggestion to solve labor problems  in this section by the employment of  Orientals was a subject which could  not be considered in any    shape    or  Insult to White Labor.  Councilor Knight in his defence  of the Chinese, said that white labor  from the cities was unreliable on the  ranches and for this reason Chinese  were preferred for the work. He  very carefully neglected to say, however, anything as to the wages which  these Orientals could be hired for, or  the hours which they could work.  Continuing his remarks along these  lines he would have presented a case  covering the Oriental standard of  for which he would have refused to  stand as the standard life in this  province. He said he was willing  to have Chinese work for him here  on earth, adding the pious hopo that  he did not wish to dwell with them in  heaven.  The sentiments of the ranchers as  to labor required of the berry pickers was rather illuminating, one  speakers saying that the reason why  girls of 12 tol4 were not suitable  for tho work being that they could  not stand working for from 12 to  14 hours per day seven days per  week.  Impossible Suggestion  Another speaker suggested that the  men whom he declared 'loafers'  about the city should get out on the  land and do something in the way of  helping out production by clearing  land and making homes themselves  in the agricultural districts. A few  moments later he told how it cost  about $450 per acre to prepare the  land but neglected to connect his remarks and explain how the man  without capital could possibly    join  movement,  called    by  the back-to-the-land  Tho meeting was called by the  Consumers' League to consider ways  and means for meeting the demand  for labor on the berry and fruit  ranches, a question which came to  the front some time ago when the  B. C. Fruit Growers' Association advocated the abolition of the Chinese  head tax in order to provide Orientals for the work. This proposal has  from all sides, met a similiar reception to the remarks of Councilor  Knight at the meeting and is now a  dead issue.  Mrs. J. C. Kemp occupied the chair  and, in her opening remarks, said  that she had no doubt but that, with  some systematic erfort being made,  the women of the coast district could  meet the demands fully. Such  action would, she said, not' only meet  the peculiar conditions existing this  year but would also settle to a great  degree the question of the employment of Orientals for such work in  the future.  Thousands Needed For Work.  A number of speakers from the  Fraser Valley stated the conditions  existing there and outlined what the  ranchers would do in the line of  jiooviding accommodation for the  Women workers. Mr. R. M. Win-  slow provincial horticulturist spoke  for the ranchers of the Okanagan  where he said, that last year 70 per  cent of the work was done by Orientals. In this district 1500 workers  would be needed from July to November, the heaviest part of the  work coming in October. The ranchers would do everything possible to  accommodate white workers from the  coast. No determination had yet  been made on the question of wages,  but he was satisfied they would be  higher than last year.  The outcome of the meeting was  the passing of a resolution asking  the provincial authorities to open up  a labor bureau in the city where  workers who are willing to go to the  ranches might obtain necesssary information and register their names.  ent no contract exists, it  etd out.  Mr.   Vanderhoof" made   tho   claim  that the lands would give a net return ol' $25 an acre per annum over  the whole area, and, as to this    and  other claims of those ured the government to  take  hold,  the    govern-  pert inquiry.    As to the security for  ment should  satisfy itself with    ex-  the    expenditure,     Mr    Vanderhoof  said it would be at    least six t times  the cost of the work.    The va'lue of  his farm at present equaled ten per  cent of the cost. The lands would be  available at once with the exception  of the lake lands which would take  two or three years to sweeten.      Of  the 32,000 acres about 10,000 acres  were lake lands.  Mr. Cresswell said that if the project were undertaken it wrould not  be wise to divorce the Dominion >  lands from the scheme. He also  said the .Canadian Northern Railway  was willing to allow its embankment  to be used for a dyke.  That jt would be a government  project, and not a private undertaking, was the opinion of Mr. Atkinson, who urged it was an under  taking the feasibility of which was  beyond question and one which  could be carried out economically in  line with the government's land  policy.  The whole cost of maintenance of  the project would be about fifty-six  cents an acre, according to Mr. Sinclair.  It is understood tlie Dominion  government is prepared to pass title  in its share of the lands to the provincial government provided the province will reclaim them. These  lands alone, sold to bona fide settlers, would bring returns sufficient  to pay the cost of the project. In  past years high water has cost a tremendous loss in the district and  enough to pay the cost of the under-  takin many times over. The district lies about fifty miles from Vancouver by the Canadian Northern.  "How's that younger brothor  yours back in Baeddeck getting  long?" said a citizen to a friend  other  day.  "I had a letter from him this  morning and he appears not to be  ,-etting along any too well."  "Thought he would do great  |hings when we were all at school  together," said the friend.      ���������'  " Do you have to help him much?"'  "Well he seems to havo a wicrd  faculty of knowing when I havo a  few extra simoleons. I am sure to  get a letter right away asking for a  small  loan."  "Well,   he soon  will  write.   He'll  be coming  "What do you mean'.'"  "They're passing a new law down  tin Victoria compelling men to keep  their prodigal brothers and equally  their prodigal sisters also their  podigal fathers and mothers, and .  likewise.prodigal sons and..daughters  So I guess when Bill hears about it  he'll head west and leave his maintenance  problems   for     you    solve."  "He might if he could get here."  "Oh he'll got here.    He'll make a  grand round up of tho boys in Home-  burg and tell them he has an opening in the west and    they'll    all    go  down to the depot to see him off and  to make sure he ges."  The provincial government is wringing in a bill for the maintenance    of  our relatives.    Clause 3 of the    Act  reads:     Fathers   and   mothers,   sons  and 'daughters,   bothers   and   sisters'  (of the whole or    half    breed)    are  liable for the maintenance of    near  relatives who are sick and  Complaint may be made on  any person that he or    she  and destitute and that a near relative  Magistrate may summon tho rch re-  destitute..'  oath    by.  is    sick'  Nice prospect  keep    them,  and direct on  maintenance or  for  A.  in-  der  "Scottish Life and Humor" Is the  subject wihch Mr. Arthur Bruce will  talk about in the Masonic Hall on  Friday, April 13th at 8 p. m. All  are invited and the admission is 25������  for adults and 15^.' for children. The  lecture is a good one and has been  appreciated on former occasions and  Abbotsford folk will do well to hear  Mr. .Bruce.  The Good Roads committee have  a booster now on the Matsqui council. Coun. Phinney has purchased  an automobilly. No driver of a car  goes long over the roads until he  finds the best roads, and becomes a  booster for the best roads that money and good labor can give.  There is talk of the provincial  government appropriations this year  being cut in two. Poor lookout for  much doing in this riding of Chilliwack.  ther or mother.  lias sufficient to  ative  before him,  vestigation that a  be made against the rich  or    fairly  prosperous relative, to maintain his  brother,   sister,   half-brother,     haif-  ghter. ��������� '  And it may include the half-bro-  sister, mother or fathe, son' or dau-  ther whom one has played with and  fought with and got licked with as a  kid. A man may have to kepp a  half-brother, the son of another fathe or mother. Nice prospect fo  a young fellow, just married, perhaps  to have a half brother of forty or fifty  years of age come and establish himself by the fireside and say that he  is going to stay until his lumba lets  up enough to let him go and look for  a job. Oh, there are all kinds of  pleasure in store for those fortunate'  enough to have plenty of relatives in  this country for among them there is  pretty sure to be one  whom the new law will  on the wall.  We've  or another  fit like paper  all got them.  MT.   LEHMAN   NEWS  Fine  Easter.  weather has been ordered for  The Red Cross society of this place  gave a dance in the Orange hall last  Friday evening. By special request,  Miss Reid, the principal ������f the Superior school here, put on the play  "A Case of Suspension," that was  a success when given at Bradner  a short time ago. The productien of  f.his play, with the donations realized  for tlie prisoners of war fund, amounted to about $75. Miss Reid  lias been requested to give the same  play in Abbotsford 'in the near future  Mr. James Hagen, who has so  r.atisfactorily filled the pulpit of the  church here for tho past six months,  has moved back to Vancouver, where  Mr. Hagen will again take up his  duties at Westminster hall. He ex-  to graduate this summer.  Mr. Hagen will return for the  morning service next Sabbath, after  that it is expected students from  Westminster hall will be sent to attend to the duties of thi field.  Don't  Masonic  forget the lecture    in  Hall on the 13th at 8  the  p.m. *  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. O.  ���������fes  THE.ABBOTSFORD POST  plaint until the end  when  ill I'or .only two days.  Published Kvory Friday by The  Post UuMishing  Company  A  we'okly Journal dovotei to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Ad-ver.Ufriing  rates  made  known   on   application  ��������� .Our  J. A.  Shibbotetk-  BATHS,  -Neither   for   nor   aglu'   tho   Government  Editor and Proprietor  5I10   was /j^u.  H  WILL  U'UAIt   FLAG  ON  COAT  UNTIL WAR I3NDS.  Your Ad. in This Paper  I'HIDAV  APRIL <>,   1!M7  ��������� Cheap rates to the prairies ckrnot  appear'lo be .the right thing this year  with- labor so scarce as it is in the  province. Would be all right if there  were cheap rates to tho berry  of the Fraser Valley,  HUMAN   POULTRY  HPIUKS  .The present year  w'.'A  inoruiiKo   in   the   nuinb;:r.  fields  TI1I0   SLACJKliK   PUOHLIOM  Have those-,who by their inactivity, allowed matters to remain as  thoy are, ever considered what sort  or citizens the young "slackers" who  infest Canadian cities arc likely to  make? Education failed to make  these young persons realize their  duty. Is not the strongest -argu-  ument for a drastic form of education such as the application of 'the  Militia Act would supply? Failing  this, the problem '-of the slacker  will, in the near future, present a  far ioss agreeable aspect than that of  the returned soldier.���������Cowichan  Herald.  Some Pointers On  Potato Growing  Soil for any crop is at its best  when it Is best cultivated. This  idea of tickling,the soil then planting  and permitting the crop to mature,  was only meant for the wheat fields  of the prairie provinces and in time  some of them fail to produce the desired yield. Many people will undoubtedly plant potatoes this year.  Many will be interested in the experience of an export who writes:  ��������� Twenty-five years ago I - passed  the corner over there and  saw a man planting potates. His  "method attracted my attenion and 1  became interested. He walked in a  staight line and at regular intervals  kicked a hole in the soil with his  boot. His wife followed and placed  a, potato in tho hole.  A. few months later I passed the  same corner and found a "For Sale"  sign tacked to the fence. Tho owners wife was looking at the sign and  waiting for a buyer. I bought the  tract at a very attractive figure,  because it would not raise potatoes.  It wouldn't raise potatoes because of  the careless way in which the former  owner' plantod them. If he had  known how to raise potatoes probably  I would not have purchased the tract  at so cheap a price. Having more  ground than I required for my nurs  ��������� ery stock, I planted potatoes on  part of this tract.  From my storo in the city I took  about seven varieties of potatoes and  four varieties of fertilizer, so that I  might experiment with both, while  the soil was good, where I used  the fetilizer, the crop was almost  doubled.  For potatoes, as well as any other  crop,the soil should bo made loose by  spading or ploughing deep, and have  plenty manure if possible. If the  gardener is forced to use commercial  seo a Ki'oat  of urban  poultry keepers. The almost prohibitive prices of eggs and poultry  during the past winter havo caused-  many consumers to seriously consider the homo-production of these very  necessary and useful commodities.  II, is important also that any efforts  put forth in this direction result satisfactorily.  Many difficulties present themselves in attempting to rear chickens  successful}' on a small city lot.  Experience lias shown that tho best  way for the urban poultry keepers  to outer (ho pouth-y business is by  the purchase'of pullets in tho fall.  W'ell-niatuod pullets arc the most  reliable winter egg producers and  if well cared for will not. only produce plenty of fresh eggs for the  breakfast tabic hut also return a reasonable profit on' the expenditure  entailed.  Plan    Proposed  Ordinarily, well matured pullets arc  rather scarce aiid difficult to obtain  In tho fall of the year. It is believed, however, if the matter were  taken up systematicly by tho poultry  Associations that the difficulty could  bo overcome, and, incidentally, serve  as a means of, increasing interest in  tlie poultry industry. Practically  every large town and city has its local poultry Association, it is suggested that each .Association give  some publicity to the suitability of  thrifty, well matured pullets for profitable winter egg production and advertise the fact that the Association  is prepared to constitute itself a medium to arrange for the hatching  and rearing of pullets this spring  and for their delivery in the fall, it  could be announced that orders would  be taken during the month of April  and the first part of May. All these  desiring pullets in this way could be  required to join the poultry Association and make a small deposit covering the number required.  The Association could then make  such arrangements as might be necessary with the nearby Co���������operative.  Associations, farmers and breeders  for the growing of the pullet's, a  minimum price to be decided upon  for the different breeds and varities  In the fall these could be assembled  at some central depot in each locality  and the distribution made in time to  permit of the proper housing of the  stock in permanent winter quarters  'a before the severe weather set in, say-  by  the last of  October.  Federal   Assistance.  In order that greater effectiveness  may be given to this    proposal,    the  Dominion Live Stock Branch is prepared  to  extend,  to  all Associations  qualifying   under   these     provisions,  the same assistance that is given to  Asociations   desiring     to     purchase  other  kinds of     pure    bred    stock,,  namely,   the  payment  of  reasonable;  travelling expenses,  during the time!  Down in the States thoy have peculiar ways-of punishing a man which  would remind one of his school-days.  In Kansas City, Joseph Clabaaina, a  tailor-will wear the national flag on  his coat continuously until peace is  declared in Europe. Uisl week he  roiisud the ire .of several men when  Iuj seized a flag and stopped on if.  "T should fine-S'ou $000, "udge  Coon fold him in municipal court today. "But I will make-it twenty-five  dollars if'you will'promise  the American flag on your  peace Is declared.  to   wear  coat until  PillSONHKS OF WAK  Th Canadian Ked Cross Society  conYer   IJnmch  Van-  Mrs  . Our  Co inland in to all our subscri-  lafoment that was laid hoist    "Prisoners    of     War"  The following  toiler     l<Yom  Silllloo May Be Interesting., to  Ponder. ;_ '  "I have boon asked by    tho to  bors tho  a prior    claim  a    man    had  Adopters. Tho  fercd ourselves  Cross   'Branch  was    decided  handle entirely    it.*  C War Work.  required  to  conclude  the    purchase  fertilizer which is generally tho case'and transport the stock  of   representitive  in a city, the easiest way is to dig a  trench live or six inches deep, with a  hoe. Scatter the fertilizer in the bottom of the trench, covering the soil  completely with a thin coating. Then  thoroughly mix the soil and the fertilizer, leaving a goodly portion of  clear soil above the fertilizer. The  trench should now be about four inches in depth. Then place the potato seed, properly cut, in the trench  with two or there eyes to a hill. The  seed should be set with the eyes up  and the hills should be about eighteen inches apart. Two and one-half  or three feet should seperate the  rows. One-half the trench should  he filled at the time of planting, and  when the plants come, to bud it  should be filled level. A few weeks  later the vines should be hilled again,  but care should be taken to not injure the plants.  ! ation,  lions,  STUDY  THE   MARKETS.  We often hear the remark: "What  good are these high prices for cattle,  hogs and sheep to the farmer who has  no cattle, hogs or sheep to sell?"  Some stockmen seem to be unfortunate in always getting in at the wrong  time while others appear to have a  faculty for always getting in on the  high markets, It is not a matter of  chance altogether. It is to a great  extent a matter of watching the markets and taking advantage of conditions. The farmer who has learned  to study the market and market  conditions is the man who has learned his business and is also    the    one  loday.  to  of  destin-  Associa-  in any section of Canada, des-  to purchase pullets in lots of three  hundred or more. Should it bo desired, the Live Stock Commissioner  will also nominate a suitable person who1 will be directed to accompany this representitive and assist  him as far as possible in the selection and shipping of the pullets.  In   the   general   interests   of poult-  fore the  Meeting:  "From the beginning of August  1915 up to the present, time IMS) prisoners have been assigned to us for  adoption; of these 12 have'been exchanged to 10ngland or Switzerland,  '1 have died in captivity, '1 havo escaped and 52 have boon transferred:  10 by Mrs. Rivers Hulkoley because  some other place had  or because by mistake  been assigned to two  remaining \A we trans  to the Victoria Red  v. hen, last Autumn, it  i nal that branch  own Prisoners o  "This loaves 279 prisoners to be  provided for by our department, and  '"the least that can be spent on each  prisoner for food and bread alone is  ������11 a mosth." This is quoting from  a letter of Mrs. Rivers- Bulkeley of  more recent date than the statement  which appeared in the Red Cross Bulletin giving the cost of food at $10.  "The Central Committee appointed by the government asks the Canadian Red Cross to' send $15 worth  of food a month to every Canadian  Prisoner. So far I have not' heard  that this has been done. But we  have to try and make it possible.  Reckoning the minimum for each  prisoner at $11. brings our responsibility for our 279 men for food alone  to $3,0G9 a month. The maximum  of $15 per man would bring the sum  to $4,185, and in view of the fact  that no private parcels can be sent,  it is this maximum amount Ave must  endeavor to send. 'With prices what  they are $15 worth of food is none to  much for a hungry man per month���������  this works out at not more than 50?  a day. Most of the adopters pay  $1.00 or $5.00 a month, (we ar? not  asl'inj; them to increase this as wo  wish the adoptions to be a pleasure  not a burden) the balance Is mad-.i up  from ihe general fund. Over $4.0i'0  a month is a very'big sum. With  your co-operation I think we can do  it, but it will mean hard work and  best way in which you can help is in  interesting others and thus adding to  our subscription list. Our subscriptions have kept up wonderfully, but  the receipts from Entertainments,  Sales, etc.. have fallen off considerably.' In January' fo this year we  sent $3,250���������last .month $3,750.  THE   HOHENZOLLBRNS  castle in Zollern in the ninth century,  ry industry throughout the Dominion  The family became very divided    as  We are'asked for some information about the Hohenzollern family  and its place in history. ' These  people trace their descent from a  Count who is reputed to have built a  and the urgent need this year for in-j the years  creased production of eggs and poul-! -would  try and the releasing thereby    of    a!  large surplus for export    to    Great]  Britain, it is hoped that as many As-:  sedations desiring to  become active  in  this direction are    requested    to.  write  the  Live  Stock  Commissioner; i  Ottawa,   at  once   for   further  advice'  and   instruction   in   the  matter  WOMEN  LIVES IN  THREE  BED SEVENTY  YEARS  Takes to Couch when 21, When Father Refuses to Approve Love Choice  London, March 3 1.���������By the death  of a women 94 years old a fow days  ago in Scarborough a. ��������� remarkable  tragedy of disappointed love ha,3  been brought to a close after seventy-  threo years.  When she was twenty-one years  old she contracted an  which did not meet with the approval  of her father, who forbade it. The  young women took to her bed.  where she remained untill her death,  except that on one occasion she rose  who is reaping tho profits of his stock f to leave Cambridge for Scarborough'.  She never suffered from any com  passed, and it never  lave become formidable if  the Emperor Sigismund had not, in  144 5, invested Frederick, of the  younger branch of the Hohenzollerns  with the office of elector of Brand-  enbyrg. Thus was laid the foundation of the reigning Prussian House.  In 184 9 the other branches of the  family surrendered all their territorial and sovereign rights to the then  King of Prussia, accepting from him  certain   annual   allowances.  The imperial status of the Hohenzollerns dales from the Franco-Pnss-  sian war, when the new Germanic  Confederation was formed, the imperial office declared to be invested  in the Kinjrs of Prussia.  Some little confusion may sometimes arise because of the expression  Emperor in connection with Germany. The Holy Roman Emperors,  the first of whom was Charlemagne,  engagement derived their title ostensibly from the  the Pop"."' For a !cng . time this  title was held by the Hohenstauffens  of south Germany, from whom it was  stolen by the Habsburgs. Napoleon  abolished the office, doubtless intending to take it himself. The  real object of his rlivorce from Jose-  I  BECAUSE THE BIGHT. PEOPLE ARE  LOOKING ��������� FOR YOUB.AD.  If you COULD' (although, /OF COURSE, you  can't) stop every man you meet on the streets  asd ask: "Do you want to buy a pair of shoes?"  (Or any other kind of goods) You might find  half a dozen who would say "Yes." Perhaps not  one of these, however, would want to buy the  article you want to sell.  If your advertisement, however, were to be  printed in these columns this week, it would  "stop" EVERY MAN IN TOWN' WHO WANTS  TO BUY SHOES, OR CLOTHES, OR ANY  OTHER ARTICLE���������and it wouldn't "stop" anyone who didn't want to buy- That's the beauty  of the advertising way of finding a buyer. The  ad. finds the buyer through the simple process of  being easily and readily found BY the buyer -  And if, among the prospective buyers of goods,  there is one to whom your goods would be a bargain, and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll sell  what you want to sell.  (THIS SPACE FOR SALE)  *������)  7S\  ABBOTSFORD  DISTRICT BOARD OF  TRADE  President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N. Hill  ,   of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  ut'he district, and industries already established.  J  %  See me now about that Insurance  ���������        ������  l7  J,i ilv't a  ���������U'   .Il'll.-J.'....,.......  I have a large and^sple&did supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at_low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  VWiaua  ���������ga^n^to^gj^W^^ j  plilne and his marriage with Hahs-^  burg princess was that a son might;  bo bor to them who would be heir in;  liiood to the Holy Roman Emperors.-  ���������Colonist.  BUOYANT REVENUES  Canada is Financially Sound.  The Candian fiscal year which  closes on the 31st of this month will  show the country to be in a prosperous condition and the revenues  buoyant. Statistics available indicate that, when this month is ended  I.lie total revenue of the Dominion  from all sources will reach two hundred and thirty million dollars.  This is about fifty million dollars in  excess of the revenue of the previous  year which, in itselt, was the highest  in the history of Canada. The revenue for the fiscal year ending  ?Jarch 31st, 1917, will be one hundred million dollars greater than the  year ending March 31st, 1915, the,  first year of the war.  For the eleven months of the year  ending February 28th, Canadian  Commerce reached the enormous figure of 51,771,995,000, as against  ?1,093,945,000 for the same period  last year. Exports reached a total  of $1,028,960,000 and the imports  $724,995,000, a favorable trade balance of moro than throe hundred million dollars.  "Oh, Georgie, Georgie!" exclaimed  a fond mother when she saw her  small boy considerably battered up  and dirty, "you have been fighting  again! How often have I told you  that you shouldn't fight?"  "Well" said he, "What are you going to do when a fellow hits you?"  "Why keep out of his way," said  the mother.  "I'll bet" said the youngster  "he'll keep out of mine after this."  Annie���������Do you like his dancing?  Fannie���������Yes,-but I wish he would  not tread on my toes bo often! HnrrrnrrTr"���������"""  ii  ffifl ABBOTSftOftC K>S1\ ABBOWORt), B. G.  a^^^ ������'"��������� iVniiaiitaKiainrwanBWiHMg  Abbotsford and District  one magm  cr sons  to fight  e freedom an  mpire and her  ri;  les.  in sendim  e  t'.i-  .1  BOLL OF HONOR  Unveiled With the   jtfawes   of  More Than Seventy Karnes  February 6th, 1916.  Rev. J. L. Campbell of the  Presbyterian Church on Sunday  February 6th unveiled a roll of  honor in respect and memory to  the volunteers and soldiers who  have gone to the front from  Abbotsford and district. The  text from which he spoke was  "Greater love hath no man  than this, that he lay down his  life for his friend," and as an illustration the famous pointing  'The Great Sacrifice" was used..  The roll contains over seventy  names, the first seven named  having already given their lives  for 'King and Country.'  The following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson; killed.  H. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  H. R. Gray, killed,  E. O. Collinson, killed.  A. Ames, killed.  J. F. Green, killed.  F. Brown, invalided.  H. Grimley.  A. Teng.  A. Hill-Tout.  L. Trethewey.  J. Fraser,  C. T. McPhee.  S. McPhee.  C. Hulton-Harrop.  G. E, Hayes.  M. Rhodes.  A. Hicks.  Q. Hicks.  . Chas. Wooler.  G. Gowgh,  A. R. Flummerfelt.  J. Kirkbride.  A. C. Dudden.  D. Geddes.      ������ .....  II. Johnston.  P. J. McLagan.  J. Hands.  S. Knott.  W. Laird.  H. Gordon.  A. G. Adams.  G, N. Gillett.  J. Aitken.  0. Kidwell, killed.  R. Hughes.   ' ... .1. v.'n  T. Usher. .-.-.-^>.,.>���������.  T. Perks.  A. Pegram.  B. Pottinger.  B. W. Suthern.  B. A. Chapman.  M. W. Copeland.  A. tylallalue  A. Healey.  J. Welch.  A. A. Fermoilf.  T. Donnelly.  EJ. Anderton.  A. A. F. Callan.  J. Bousfield.  C. Bayes.  R. Peters.  T. Davis.  T. Ma*reo������L  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  Henry Knox.  Fred Knox.  R. Smart.  S. Finch.  W. Bowman.  E. Chamberlain.  K. Huggaxd.  J. Manro. '..   '^  T. Ssneetosi-      ,i; '.-../v.*'-* ���������  A. William*.  J. McO.ormack.  John Gillen.  Hillifird Boyd.  D. Campbell   "  J. Downie.  Percy Wilson.  Manlius Zeigler  Ed Barrett.  V. Hulton-Harrop.  W. Campbell.  Stewart McGillivray.  E. B, de la Giroday  Jack Parton  H. Skipworth  R. Ramsay  A.  Mitchell.  Peter Pearson.  Geo. Sharp.  F, Beale.  H. Arnold.  . Tom Campbell. .  Robt. Sim.  H. Skipworth.  J. O. Williams,  Ernest Gazley.  Clarence Gazley.  Andy Ellwood.  J. L. Sansom  John Sinclair.  Albert Davenport. ')  Joe. King.  Guthrie King.  Matt Nelson.  Matt Higginson.  The  following  have  recently  enlisted for overseas service:  Robert Gillen  Frank McCallum  Walker Wallace  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  H. McKinnon  Kenneth McGilivray.  H. Green /  A. A. Fermor  UVVV  at are we, who are  adian  to equal the sacrihce oi  for Overseas Service.  left behind, going to conl  und, as our snare,  those who have died or en-  ive a mon THE ABBOTSFORD  POST,  ABBOTSFOItD,  B.  &'  v^^'-fV'1 ���������*���������***  **'  ���������������y.v  ffK.W3TW?!r.i;;.ijnt;.,.'',.vrJ^K!  .h*<il������l.l.W^W, '  J.. G..COPPI  For  Mams,  Bacon,  PIONEER MEAT MARKET  ABBOTSKOM), ii. 0.    .  Labrador Herring and  Smoked  Fish,'  Salt Cod  Choicest .Meats Always on Hand  ^ =  HUnl  battalion,     lie ha.s urrlvod  in J  hln/jland.     lie  has seven  days  leave;j  liaH f;o:ii! to' v:nil his    old    homo  friends  in   Ireland.  iiirs.   VV-illifi    and'    i\>i'cy     Davis  i. for Vancouver Tuesday on piouii-  ���������!')!.,!<  SiOCTOlt  IMMJNOl'.VUIOI)  HIM  OUiTM  NOKMAI; ,  :in  IV'  l< '  u n  ���������   Mr. Sam Smith nuide    a  trip to Vancouver this week.  business  m>,.i^  HOW TO BE A GOOD  TELEPHONIST ' "  crow I'or this  the.   railroad  "Dewdncy's  a,  cii.y.  Tho C. P. U. section  pari; is busy improving  yards   at   this   place,  coming up."  Tho ladies of tho Rod Cross Au.v-  illi'iry Dewdney B.-Q. met at tho  homo ol! Mm. I-J. Watson Wednesday tho 2 1st in honorof Mrs. Dov-  rios who is leaving the locality and  who is one.of tho willing workm-s  Afior (-.ponding an hour in social  chatting and knitting hard tho following address was read by Mrs. II.  J. follows and presentation made  by Mrs. I-r. Johnson':  To  Mrs.   Devries.  Dear   I'Yiond   and  Co-worker:  We (.ho  Cross Auxilliary  which you have  Speak with, your, lips closeoto the moui.Up\eef;.  That is the whole secret of successful telephoning.  When you do so, talking requires less effort and listening  calls for less exertion.  There is no need of voice force when you talk into the telephone. Everything you say is heard plainly and distinctly, when spoken in an ordinary tone.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  SES^\  Y  B2231>i&2fSE  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   aM   Balier  members of the lied  of Dewdncy H. C. ol  been a valued, member, take this opportunity of expressing our regret  at the event of your departure from  our midst. We have always found  you faithful and willing, to do your  part in this great and necessary w,ork  of supplying needs I'or the sick and  wounded soldiers, and it is with deed  regret that wo .must say hood-bye,  but in parting we wisli 'to extend to  you this sinallgit'L, as a token of love  and esteem, from the I ted Cross  members, and as. a bond cementing  your heart with ours in the remembrance)' of tho weekly meetings wo  have   enjoyed   together.  Signed  on  behalf of the' members  of tlie Rod Cross Auxiliary.  Mrs. J. M. HANDY  President  Mrs.   H.   WATSON  In order it is said that people may  not spend their money in unnecessary travelling, but rather be encouraged to invest in war loans, the  C, P. R. announce that the usual holiday rates will be cancelled.this coming Easter. Tlie only classes of the  community who will be granted the  cur-i.omary fare and one-third for the  roi.ul trip arc school teachers and  scholars   and   commercial   travellers  who may wish to go home for  holiday.     Bless the C. P. R.  ASSUMES   SI)\V ' DUTIES  this  .MISSION   CITV   LOCALS  BORN���������To Mr.  tor, on Thursday,  daughter.���������Father  ; The    Okanagan  have appointed a  and   Mrs.   Bannis-  March     29 th,     a  , slowly recovering  United    Growers  new manager.  Council    meet-  the 14th in    the  Tho next Mission  ing will be held on  Council chambers.  Mr. J. B. Hodgins of, Nanamo,  visited Mr. Fred Bannister's Tuesday. He came to meet his daughter, who is coming from the, east.  Mr. J. McLaughlin wishes this  paper to deny the rumor that he has  sold out his business; he has only  changed his manager, and now employs Mr. T.  Foster,  late of Ladner.  Dr. Lang, M. D., of the    Overseas  Mr-dical Staff, was a week-end guest  from  of Mr. J. W. Spencer of Cedar Valley.  He returned to Vancouver Monday.  Mr. J. T. Duff has again left for  the prairies where he will remain for  the summer, lie expects to come  back with all his pockets full of  simoloons���������at least enough to put  him on easy street for the coming  winter.  Mr. and Mrs. H. F . Elsey, who  havo spent tho winter in California  have been tho guests of Mr. and Mrs.  Wakefield, Hatzic, for a few days.  They left on Monday for their home  in Wolesloy, Saslc.  Dewdney Doings  Mr. Chas. Brown and family are  leaving Nicomen Island this week  for Kamloops where they will make  their  future home.  On Thursday afternoon the large  12 room residence of Mr. T. McDonald, now overseas with his regiment, was totally destroyed by fire.  The house which was situated on  the Nicomen slough, near the Dewdney Trading Storo, was not insured  and only a portion of the household  effects were saved by willing neighbors.  The loss is a very heavy, one to  Mrs. McDonald, who has four children going to school. The origin of  the fire is unknown.  Mr. Robert McG-ill and family have  moved to Agassiz to take up employment on the government farm  there.  Misses Winnie and Pearl McDonald loft last Sunday to visit with  their sister in Langley.  'Messrs. Ernest and' Ab. Bothani-  ley from Vancouver are visiting  their brother Chas. Bothamley of  th::s  place. ���������  Mr.  Thos.  McTntcsh    and    family  have moved onto the old Geo. Boako  place on Nicomen Island.    They are  Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs, Fred Forman of  Langley Prairie are here to visit and  help Mrs. McDonald and family  through their misfortune of Tossing  ���������their home by fire.  A fine patriotic programme was  given at Deroche hall last Friday  evening in aid of tho Red Cross society. The programme consisted of  instrumental and vocal besides some  recitations and, speeches^, Bothamley brothers gave some excellent  selections on the violins and "the  piano.  Mrs. Lily, Miss Bell, Mrs. Howard, and Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs took  very good parts in the\ programme,  while Mr. Kelly of Vancouver, a  crack comedian made a big hit with  the audience. A dance was added to  the programme and. a fine supper  was served at midnight. The total  proceeds of the evening amounted to  $39.40  Miss Winnifred Mellish spent the  week-end visiting with friends at  Derohce. ' She took in the concert  there  Mrs. Thos. McDonald has heard  from her husband who left with the  i  Mr. Maxwell Smith, of Doroche, assumed his new duties at Victoria on  Tuesday last as superintendant of  the Agricultural Credits Commission  succeeding Mr. William Manson, resigned.  Congratulations are due Mr.  Smith on the appointment, and amply  repays him for permitting Hon.  John Oliver to steal the nomination  from him last spring, and especialy  so as the appointment carries with It  the magnificent salary of $250  month.  per  PURCHASE J) BEKKY CHOP  Mr. Beach, representing .the King-  Beech Co., of Mission B. C. was in  the valley last week and arranged to  purehaso pracUcallly the entire crop  of strawberries for tlie coming season. The prevailing price offerod  the growers was seven cents ner  pound in bulk.���������Progress.  GOOD   COWS  WORT] I  CHNT  FIFTY PES  The man  familiar with cows may  make a fairly close estimate of what  any one in  a given  herd  will  give,  posibly per  clay,       per    month    or  per year.     Does it follow she is the  "best"   cow?     It   depends  somewhat  on what the owner is after:     he may  look for a large flow    of    milk,  . he  may require plenty    of    cream,    or  wisely,  he  may expect a substantial  profit above the cost of    feed.      So  your cows  as a herd  may    average  6,00.0 pounds of milk and 200 pound  of fat, but is each one earning a good  profit?    Cow  testing,   checking     up  each individual, will answer this and  m;u:y  other  questions.     It  will  also  help, as it has helped    many    dairymen, to add at least fifty per    cent  to their income from the same number of cows, because they keep those  that are known to be efficient. Your  average may be 7,000 pounds, but in  three years perhaps you can make it  over 10,000  pounds, but it won't be  unless each cue is up to a good standard.     Write the Dairy Commissioner,   Ottawa,   for  milk   record   forms.  Your lettter does not need a postage  stamp. .       ,  :S a.  !!���������  wook one of our cill'/ens who  good joke wall'rul up to a  of fellows standing, probab-  ng about tho  weather or tho  d says:- "Havo    yon    heard  Mr.  .1,   Paris  returned  home aflor  few days spent on business in  tlie  lo\  COI'.p I  ly fa  war, a  about  Rhine  "No  the papoi  '' Why, some of  ceivod a fine ham  "ill" I  on  the Canadians  that's the way  was the reply.  ibout it.'  the  the  r eating tho  moat  crossing    the  ii: sounded)  ','NothIng    in  Canadians re-  other day and  -laid  the rind  , 1 ho fact,  automobile  provo (.hat  his horse.  that n man covers up his  in cold weathor does not  he will think  to blanket  io ground and walked over it."  "Hit him," said somohody , but he  was laughing so hard nobody could  bo sure of hitting tho place aimed at.  Medical assistance was summoned,  .later Ihe doctor walking, in quite unaware so as to occasion no surprise,  and thus defeat the end of his visit.  The.joker was pronounced qulto normal, and capable of such another  surprise on his friends.  New   Fruit   Company   IneoporatO'l.  Tho Hatzic Frult-Crowers' Association, with head office at Hatzic  .IS. C, has been incorporated to do  business in (he district of New West- The amount of tho'capital  is $1000, and the liability of each  shareholders is limited (o the amount  unpaid'on the shares held or subscribed for by the shareholder. Tho  nutuber of persons asking for the Incorporation of tho company is forty-  three.  The man who odits !tho average  country newspaper cannot, well avoid  treading on somebody's toes continually; must expect to be censured often for unintentional failures; must  expect to be called a coward because  he does not pitch into everything that  somebody thinks is wrong, and a fool  if he speaks out too plainly on public evils; he must expect to grind other, peoples axes���������and turn the grind  stone himself. Still we think it is one  of the noblest professions on earth;1  the one in which the earnst man can '  do the most good to his fellow man  and in which an honorable man can  wield much power for good.  Don't be afraid )to laugh. It has  often been- remarked that earnest  men excel in humor, finding in it  the needed relaxation from cares  that wear and grind.  "Canadian Woods i'or ' Structural  Timbers" is the title of a bulletin  (No. 59) just issued by the Forestry Branch of tho department of the  Interior. This bulletin shows as  the result of hundreds of tests that  several' of our native woods which  Canadians have be~en~importing for  some years. This is gratifying aiid  satisfactory as regards both home  and foreign trades in timber. At  means much to Canada in war time,  as the development of our resources  enables us to carry on the campaign  effectively. Citizens who ' are interested may receive a copy of this  bulletin free upon application to the  director.of Forestry Branch.  .  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplici  Plscno Connection. Mission City  HUGH McBRIDE  t!  General Blacksmith  And Horsesfioer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  N������xt to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. O.  A lecture on Scottish Wit and Humor, by Mr. A. C. Bruce, architect  of Vancouver will be one of tho  features of an interesting prgramme  to be given, in the Masonic Hall on  Friday, April 13th at 8 p. m. sharp.  Among those who will take part will  be Mr. Mclnnis, Miss Grace Roberts,  Mrs. Bidlow and Mr. Curley of Ab-  boi.sford, while artists from Huntingdon and Clayburn are also expected. Admission 25$ for adults and  15vs for children.    Tickets can be se  cuied at Hill's Store.  LIVERY, AUTO and  FEED STABLES  ������. EMEEY, Proprietor.  TEAMING and DRAYING  WOOD and COAL For Sal������  Orders  Promptly Filled  Auto For Hire.  Give us a call and you will  be used right every time.  ABBOTSFORD, B. G.  T.-.T*  3E  gsnaBBPo  U  !"���������!  OTEL  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly first-class in every respect.    The bar is  ocked with the best of wines, liquor and eigars,  RATES.  $1.50 TO  $2.GO   PER   DAY  u A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  'I  II  A  i  ���������^sssm  EEESESSSi  PR&P0UBT������RSg  exan  ������������������������'"-  asse  YKA,   VERILY  Most females would silent be,  Oft keeping quiet for a week,  If they'd among themselves agree  To always think before they speak  Farmers' and Travelers!  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  [M.  MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON,������   C.  issB^asssssBsammssBBassmR  mssemsuaa  ������JJLt=  SffiEStfta


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