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 V  <.  : 8 ��������� v;-i-.;  "%..��������� 4&T<fr'.":.V'   ^'.->  VICTORIA, ��������� n-   ������>  Provincial Library  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XV., No. 21.  ..._ ���������*_^���������  ABBOTSFORD. B, C,  FRIDAY,   APRIL 5, 1918  '^iM       $1.00 per Year  White Wyandottes  Is Valuable Bird  PERSONALS  White Wyandotte is Valuable bird  An AlM'urptiso    Fowl, Plump   -And  Fit For Tfible At All  Ages  After  Six- Weeks.  Mem hers olthe'pouliry association  will be interested' in the following  paper by Mr.-. A.' S. Fewtriil read at  the Penticton poul^y meeting:  The origin of the Wyandotte does  not appear to have been thought a-  bout until ��������� the -breed became very  popular,' and then it was a difficult  matter to obtain correct information  ���������as so many Avanted the credit, but  as far as could be ascertained, the  breed originated in a parti-colored  bird known as the "Sebright Cochin"  This was a cross-bred bird, bred from  a heavy-weight breed with the "Silver Sebright'.' (not the Bantam of  that name). This cross was' first  made by John P. Ray, of New York  State, who was' afterwards assisted  by L. Whittaker, of Michigan.  The  "Chittagong"   was  a  bird  of  Mt Lehman Notes  Miss Elfie McLean left Thursday  night for her home in East Burna-  by for the holidays. ���������  Mrs. Jas. McLean of Kamloops is  visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Dan   Nicholson.  Mr. and Mrs. George Epperhart  left Friday night for Beaver River  where they will make their home for  a time.  Misses Mary and Christina McLean  of East Burnaby are spending their  Easter holidays with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Nicholson.  On Wednesday evening last the  choir of the church entertained their  friends to a birthday party. All reported as having a very enjoyable  evening. About $25 was collected to  apply to the new organ fund. The  members.of the choir wish to thank  all  who contributed.  Mrs. Woodrow and daughter Joan  of Vancouver are spending the holidays with relatives here.  Miss Mabel Christie of Vancouver  spent the week-end with her parents  Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Christie.  Miss Forrester left Thursday night  to spend her holidays at her home  in Vancouver.  Miss Beatrice Lehman of Vancou  ver is spending the  holidays at her  home here.  Mrs. Ira Reid of New Westminster spent Sunday with her parents  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Dan   Nicholson.  Mrs. (Rev) Mitchell returned Friday night from Vancouver accompanied by her sister, Miss. Sharp, who  has just recovered from a serious  illness.  Miss Carter is holidaying at her  home at Langley Fort.  Miss Lucy Owen of Normal College  is home for Easter holidays.  The pictures on the Life of Christ  shown In the church on Friday night  were greatly enjoyed by those present.  Mr. and Mrs. Jas McEachren and  children of Clayburn were Sunday  visitors at home of Mr. Alex Gillis.  A whist drive in aid of the Red  Cross will be given at.the home of  Mr, and Mrs. Carmlchael on Friday  evening.  Mr.   Hill,   of  Hill's   store,   is   pro-  grossing favorably this nice weather '  and  may be back in the store in a  month   or   so  The Mission City Girls will hold  their dance on Wednesday, April 17  in the skating rink.  Thursday April 11th the sealed envelope will be opened and the lucky  ticket gets the $8.00 at Lee's store.  Are your tickets in?  black and yellow plumage, with a  pea comb, the. "Sebright" being  spangled.  Mr.-Bay crossed the production of  his-first cross again with the Silver  Sebright, - the   bi.-ds   thus   produced  carrying.. three:fburtb/s.-* of-- Sebright  and one-fourth"' of ' the Chittagong.  This  occurred about, the year 1870.  Those  first  birds  were very  mixed;  some being silver-laced, others gold-  laced, some clean and others feather  legged;  some single and some rose-  combed���������the best shaped birds being  those   that   were  silver-legged,   rose  combed, and feather-legged, the fea-  therlegged at a later date being eliminated.  This goes to show that the original  variety of the Wyandottes  were the  Silver Spangled, and these were admitted to the American Standard in  188 0, as "Sebright    Cochin'".      The  name "Wyandotte'' was given to the  breed   at  Worcester,  Mass.,   in Feb7  ruary,  18S3, on the motion of Fred  A. Houdlette, of Boston,but the name  has   nothing  to  do  wiUi  ei'-.her  the  place of origin or the ancestors of the  breed.    At a later meeting the name  was changed to  "Silver Wyandotte"  to distinguish it from the other colors which were then coining nlong.  The first Wyandotte Standard was  adopted by tlie A. P. A. at the above  meeting at Worcester, the qualifications  being.��������� .  '  Birds not matching in the show  pen���������combs other than rose, or falling to either side���������crooked beaks ���������  deformed beaks���������wry tails���������twisted  ieathers in wing or tail���������shanks feathered or in color other than yellow  ���������solid white or yellow, ear lobes.  Weights:���������Cocks, S 1-2 lbs.; cockerels, 7 1-2 lbs.; hens, 6 1-2 lbs.;  pullets, 5 1-2 lbs.; two points per  pound to be deducted for any deficit.  A full description of the require-  ments was given, and is very similar  to the present standard.  The "White Wyandotte" obtained  in 1885 as sports, from the Silvers,  and   Mr.  Houldette is  credited  with  being one of the'originators. It would  appear that there were a good many  practically   pure   white   sports   even  then/and they still appear occasionally  from the Silvers.    The    White  and Golden Wyandottes were admitted to the Standard at the ,13th annual   meeting,   held   at   Indianapolis  in January 1883.    At this meeting a  motion was put to change the spelling of the name to "W Y A N O O T''  but this was  lost in the vote.    Tlie  Blacks  and  Buffs were  admitted  to  the Standard in 1892, at Chicago  For some time there was great dif-  Iculty in breeding a pure white bird  owing to the yellow carcass of the  whole Wyandotte family, caused by  the secretion of a good quantity of  red pigment, and after pure white  specimens were found, the faultiness  took considerable time to breed out.  At the present time there is still a  tendency toward the yellow inner  color showing up in the plumage By  this I do not mean "bra.ssinesf."  which is a surface color, anil caused  mainly,  I  believe,  by the-sun-��������� but J  Mrs. Fen-is was visiting her mother in Vancouver over Easter.  Mr. Shore is. the next to have a  Ford car. Methinks the time is coining when  few will  have to walk.  Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Alex.  Thompson, Saturday and Sunday.  Mrs. Thompson is Mr. McMenemy's  sister.  Mr. Robinson came with Mr. John  McCallum's last week when they  moved to Abbotsford, returning to  his home in'Vancouver on Sunday  evening.  Mr. Jeffs has a position in the mill  in Vancouver where Mr. MoCaliuiu  left. * ���������     ( -  Mrs. Hutchison spent the weekend  in New Westminster.  , Mr. ,J. King spent Sunday in Vancouver.  Miss Christina McPhee who is attending high school in New Westminster is home for the holidays; also Charlie Trethewey woh is attending high school in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs.' P. R. Edwards spent  Saturday and Sunday with Mrs" Edwards' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zeig-  ler.  The Ladies' And meeting is to be  held at the home of Mrs. McMaster  on Wednesday.  Miss Gertie Paine and her brother  -w.eret..,he-guests'-of ,M7-s.  II.- Fraaer  over  <Eater.  Mrs. Stiffens, lna, and Donald Fraser are home for the holiday week.  The  women  are  busy  with  house  cleaning. Pity .the men. Next will be  the gardens.  Pte. Murray Rhodes was the guest  of the Rogers  family on Easter.  Miss Rogers from New Westminster visited with her sisters aiid brothers last week end.  Mrs. Cougan and children have  'been spending a few days in Belling-  ham with Mrs. Elmor Campbell, Mrs.  Coogau'b sister.  Miss Elcnor, who is attending a  college in Vancouver, is home for the  holidays.  Mrs. McDonald of Cloverdale, Mr.  B. B. Smith's neico, is a patient in  the hospital here; also her little  daughter, who was operated on for  appendicitis some days ago. Nurse  Ryan is in atteadance.  Mr. J. Vanetta's friends will be  pleased,to hear he is progressing very  favorably after an operation for appendicitis on Saturday.  Mi.ST  Lax ton  of  Mission  City was  the g,iest of Mrs. Chester this week.  Don't forget the pancake social afternoon and evening at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy on Tuesday  April t)th.     This is Missionary work.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  King,  north of  the  Vye   road   are   rejoicing   over   their  little son born March 25th in the .Abbotsford hospital.  Miss Urquahart and Miss Graham  are spending the 10 days in Vancouver.  Mr. Davenport moved his family to  Po.vc-11 River last week. Mr. Davenport is working in a paper mill there.  ��������� Mrs. J. Godson has been visiting  her sister Mrs. J. Walker at Ladner  for three weeks.  Mrs. Lee and Dorothy visited Vancouver o nThursday.  The dance in.' the Galey hall was  quite a success on Monday night.  There was a large gathering and  danced away into the morning.  Miss Dorothy Parton gave a party  ��������� for her friends last week.  The Oddfellows had their monthly  At Home on Wednesday April .'ird in  the  Masonic hall.  Song service will be held again on  Sunday eevning in the Presbyterian  church at 7 p.m.  Mrs. Baker and daughter of Bell-  ingham were the guests of Mrs.  Thomas over the holiday.  Rev. Kerr of New Westminster was  a visitor at the Manse this week.  The Berry Situation  This Week  (From.Fraser Valley Record)  Last week this paper announced  that the canners had raised tlie price  to 1.1. cents, but in this we were a  little premature, as it was not until  Monday that the new price went into effect.  in conversation with Mr. Beach,  of King-Beach Manufacturing Co., "  on Tuesday he stated that the contracts were being signed up very  quickly and that before the week was  over the firm would have enough  contracts signed to Till the supply  for the coming season.  There was another-matter to tako  into consideration this year and that  was the question of sugar. Tliore  was plenty of sugar��������� in Cuba but it  was a question ��������� of bringing it, into  the country.  The .Japanese have been quick to  see the advantage of the new price  and practically all have signed up  through the secretary of the Association.  - 'Very little 'is  heard'-this';week of  the  Doukhobors  coming  to the district to pick berries, as the growers  do  not wish  to  complicate  matters,  ft would be a serious matter to the  district, and'mean the loss of many,  thousands   of   dollars   to   the   community were the Douks to come and  none of the volunteer help of the Y.  W. C. A.    When the Douk campaign  was started the .Y. W. C.  A. side of  the question was not    thought    of.  The growers were last year very well  satisfied  with  the city help and expressed  themselves as     wanting    it  this year.  Miss Perry visited the district last  week but owing to no phone connection with Hatzic no information  of what was done is at hand.  FROM THE FRONT  the sap. or creamy color which shows  in joung stock, and does not. dry out  pure white as (hoy grow older, as it  should, rt is certain, therefore, that  a fancier should only use white specimens in his breeding pen.  The White Wyandottes started with  an immense boom, and no. unprejudiced observer will deny the claim of  the White Wyandotte of being, n. a  (Continued   on  Page 4)  Lieut. It. N. Brassey of the old  131st is again attached to the 1st  Reserve at Seaford. He looks far better than ho did last summer when he  returned to the 1st Reserve from  France.���������Columbian.  Sergt. J. C. Weatherhead formerly  of  Mission  City,  who  has  been  serving his country in France with  the  ambulance corps is listed among tho  dead.     He   was   in   England   for   a  time  but was not satisfied  with  doing his  bit there so got transferred  to   France.    He  leaves  a  wife,  now  residing at Hollyburn, and two children   to   mourn   his     loss.       Sergt.  Weatherhead  was considered a man  among men and was highly esteemed  by  his   fellow  citizens,     ami     many  have   been   the  expressions   of  sympathy  heard   since  the  news  of   his  death  reached here on Sunday last.  Corpl. Vaughan Webber is now in  Holland   on   his  way     to     England.  At  the first battle of Ypres  he was  taken a   prisoner, April     27,     1915.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C.  Webber of Haney who will   be glad  to  know that he was not missed, in  the  recent exchange of prisoners.  Capt. Jas. McKenzie who left with  with the M. C. It. of Victoria in the  spring of 1915, was among the returned soldiers on Tuesday last. He  was looking well and was warmly  congratulated at the Mission station on his return. He went on to  the coast.  Sergt, Linden was also a passenger  the same day. He went on to Vancouver. PAGE FOUR  THE ABBOTS^ORDPOST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1918  Despite all Iter present troubles Russia is  taking the time to look into the future in the  matter of road construction., A letter from the  highway administration of the Russian. ways  ,oL' communication from Petrograd asking for j  information about the Lincoln Highway in the I  United States has been'received by ihe Lincoln highway Association in Detroit.  Kere in British Columbia we are cut short  on road appropriations on account of the. war.  Evidently in this one matter at least that we  know of our government is not up to snuff  with 'poor Russia'.  Our forefathers went on to the land and  packed their grain to market and brought a  sack  of  flour  back  on  their  back,  walking  many miles;they went1 into  the woods  and  built their own trails;the farmers of the Eraser Valley, coming nearer heme, built many  a mile of first trail then road by means of  statute labor;   but -things are different now.  We have the daily papers reaching the country homes;   we have much  faster means of  locomotion;  we do not use the candles now  on the borders of civilization���������we have the electric light;  we    have    modern    inventions  too numerous to mention,    to   facilitate   all  lines of business, yet the art of roadmaking  inBritish Columbia, judging by    the    actual  highway we travel on, is an art not even e-  qual to the ideas as carried out'in practice by  the ancient Romans. -  lous waters.    No one is  saying  Clemenceau  should be chloroformed, as Osier would put  it.    Chauncey Depew the' great editor is 82;  Cardinal Gibbons is 84, and must be-fairly active.    His utterances are vigorous enough reflection  for  an  active brain.    Andrew  Carnegie is 83.      Charles W- Eliot, president   of  Harvard is 84 and he is not idle..   Henry M.  Alden, one of the greatest of editors is 82.  This province is represented in London    by  a man over 80 and all wish Agent-General  Turner many years to'live. .  John D. Rockefeller is 79; John Wahamak-  er will be 80 in July, and he is still able to  advertise. Adelina Patti is 77.' Sarah Bernhardt, with only one leg, is young at' 73.  Thomas A. Edison is 71 and what would  have happened if somebody had Osle'Wzed him  at 45?     Osier is himself GU and as active as  over he was.  A man is never old until he is dead; but  some are dead and .still wa'lk around-    ���������  tl  The average fakir can take a stand and a  drygoods box on a prominentstreetcorner and  in an hour can talk an audience of-three dozen  people out of $50 to $;L00. The editor of Ui������  home paper might assume    the position and  plead twice as long to twice    the number of  peopie for the price of a year's subscription to  the paper that congratulates a man  on  his  marriage,  that announces    the birth  of his  jhildren, tells whore the neighbors spent the  Sabbath, tells him of whipping his wife, warns  him of trickesters and fakirs, points Inn .out as  a wretch and a scoundrel when he has to go,  lo jail, and bears the great burden of grief  a,nd sympathy of the entire community for a  .vhble week when he dies, and at the same  dine bidding him a successful journey lo "the  happy hunting grounds;" yet the home .paper  is is scarcely recognized .in comparison with  the shekels that await the fakir.���������Ex.  i p-  If the farming "^ustry is the backbmie of  ,,,. countT then that industry is being cu������  orinZte/against when road allawoances  arebeing cut short, even in war umes.  The ICalri.10ops7^^e.ui^l has pub-  lisheu our article on    mis is  vvuat  ford Thinks."    Such is fame.'  We have all read about the big gun that  threw ombs into Paris, 75 miles away; and  ? ew Water we read about ^bigger gun  That the Americans were going to .build but  ad not started, that would thn)washeU 104  miles away. Deeds not words will wm the  war.    ���������     Thownter rights of the province are being  taxedTy the provincial government,accordmg I doing     u ������ ^--;��������� ^       ti       lieads  r^ommtion received,** the tax is being soap sids    obw^bs a ^ 1^ ^  ^nrn^^^ ^^1^^" ass-ion:  IrnLnt S raising Ration, ^ no,wit^all I  A  great  deal  of    unnecessary    growlin  heart-ache, head-ache, back-ache, and many  skinned fingers in this old world could be saved in which  the people���������that is, the  good  peopie���������do not live any too long at the best,  if a national law could be passed forbidding  the renovating of a house more than once a  year.    At house-cleaning time, which rolls ;a-  round all the way from twice to five times  a year according.'to the family code, a man  wants to commit suicide and the woman wants  t.o kill him because he does not. It is a necessary evil that breaks backs and hearts at the  same  time.    It  is  something  man  raises  a  row about doing and a bigger one about hot  doing.    It is contradictory;   it is redolent of  If you have long., distance to make, can you do your  telephoning in the evening? If so, you can get three  times the day period for the same charge, between 7 p. m  and 8 p. m. You may arrange with the Long Distance operator at any time during the day to have the party wanted  dh the wire at a stated hour.  The better rate in the evening is possible because the  lines are used less. Try talking in the evening and you  will find it very satisfactory.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  WHITE  WYANDOTTE IS  VALUABLE BIRD  (Continued From Page One)  not enough is spent on our roads.  the money going?  Ten years from now.perhaps less, there will  It does us all good to get a peep into our  neighbors' homes and lives occasionally, not  for idle curiosity, but for the good it may do    ,us.    Most wives think they are the busiest wo-  be a greater interest in farming. The boys | men in the world, and have more worries than  and girls who are to go out from the cities ^liy other housekeeper. When you feel this  to help this year with the garnering of the >vay> my friend.put on your bonnet and go and  fruits of the soil, will learn, perhaps that the sit with y0Ur neighbor for an hour or so; or  farm life is in a way as pleasant as the city what is stm better, spend the day, eat a meal  farm Hie is iu a, waj ������.o ^   life, if there were a few finishing touches to  the country surroundings. Some of them  may become inhabitants of the country, but  they, will demand better roads for one thing  in order that their social and business life  will be on a par with that of the city.  In the Vancouver morning paper the other  morning we read about the big time that was  being planned for Premier Oliver in order  to get him acquainted with the rank and file  of the Liberal party in Vancouver. The big  time to be given Premier Oliver it was explained was to be a "grand deception." An  "r" does not look like a "d" so we could  hardly make a mistake.  May Premier Oliver enjoy the "grand deception" in Vancouver, turn about will be fair  play.  Over in the United States they are beginning to talk about the 1920 presidental situation. They say the war has tremendous  political potentialities. No one can tell what  the situation will be at election time this fall  If it is a favorable situation the Republicans  will lose thereby, but if it unfavorable the Republicans will gain. This is inevitabiy the  outcome of our system of government by party, however repugnant it may seem to the  people to have war phases used for political  purposes.  it is time for someone to start the Democrat-Republican party right now.  u-jr.imerciai sense,  the most important, of the Wyandotte family,     it was  (and still is)  the most popular fowl  of ail  tne white  domesticated  fowl.  In a live year period preceding 1914  at  \<?w York and Bcston rJ'-iowsj the  entiies   of  White   Wyandottes  lium-  iberel  17 79, the nearest rival  being  Wii::a Rocks with i243 queries.'    At  tin; New York Show in 1.3 0S-������J3-LJiere  weiv  ;i,Sl  White Wyar.dct'..es on  *>.-  hi'o'tioii'.    The    largest    nuMiber    of  While  "Wyandottes    evjr    exhibited  was :u 1904 at the &t.  Louis World's  Fur    where   there   w-jre   S'.'7   spu>  Galley Two  .......  irei'5 White Rocks at tlie same  sUov. ni mbered 447 '.This is not intended to compare the popuiari'iy of  tuofii; two breeds, 'ou: to show il.at  the W. W. boomed itself by its own  m^ii-;  right  from th.3 star1:, and  H  HI-  Funeral Director      |    a  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES g  IK  Phone Connection. Mission City g  away from home.    You will come back    re  freshened in mind and body and feel that you ��������� ...-.. T.ifrht rrmT, ,,,.  would not exchange your burdens for theirs is very necessary that breeders stick  ,no, not even to be rich like them. to U.e true Wyandotte tyi-o if il-.ry  Advertising is the offshoot of inside energy.  If you have no inside energy you will have  no advertising-  THE COST OF PUBLISHING.  An exchange says that the announcement  of an increase in subscription price has just  been made by all the New York daily papers  Some of the newspapers there have been  holding out against the inevitable as long as  they could. But with costs mounting higher  and higher the last one of the objectors had  to .yield. The other alternative was to go out  of business.  PITY THE POOR BLIND  '1 was standing in, front of the Tutwiler  "I   was  bidiiuiuj,.!".'-    --.      ^ ^  uu-^w.*..            - .        ^T        % nnn ._,. wnnri v;nirine for a friend the other day , says JU-  political potentialities    No one can ten w naj ^^^^ lnthe Birmingham Age-Her-  the situation will be at elec longtime   h .  aH juest W  II ^ ^   & ^  The SO-year-olds is a mighty distinguished  class these days.    Let us start with Georges  Clemenceau, the hardly old "tiger" of Prance  At 80 he has charge of tlie L reiich slup of <  state and steers his country through the pen-  nest vv.-nuuac. m ni.*-. j~.*������^ 0  _. w  aid, "and just across the street a number of  pretty girls were waiting for a street car. It  was windy, and there was quite a display of  hosiery. Now, this in itself would not have  been so very unusual, but a fellow standing  by me spied the exhibition, and then saw a  blind man sitting only about a hundred feet  away, with a sign, "Pity the Blind."  "I did not know him, but his sympathies  were aroused, for he turned to me and said,  'I never was so sorry for a blind man in my  life; I am going across and drop a quarter  in his cap,' and he did."  Our sporting editor says there are no blind  in this town that he knows of-  to tue  true Wyandotte  typo if  il-.rylg  wijh to keep it among tlie leaders.  There are  a  few   [auks    m     tue  shape of some strains of this breed  whi li can be easily remedied in the  brcetiini pen, and among them ������u:  Leig.-i too long, breast coo high, narrow back, tail pinched  jr carried too  hiiUi, and at a sharp angle with the  back,    it is always essential m mating to correct on one side the defects  of the other.    A broad back and well  spread   tail   are,  probably,   the   best  points in'the Wyandotte, but in order  to  produce  good  points,  the breeder must know his birds,  and  more  particularly,  must'know  the Standard,  so that he will recognize    the  defects when he sees them, and remedy   them.  The show room is a good educator; showy our birds and although  it is sometimes hard medicine, a  breeder can find out what defects his  birds possess; but do not be one of  those who go to the show rooms and  tell what good birds you have athome  but was too busy to get them ready;  for he is in a peaceful state of ignorance from which he won't wake  until he brings his birds and has  them judged and valued at their true  worth, for then he will find his birds  have defects that he knew nothing  of.  The W. W.'s are a very handsome  breed, being full of curves, and having I'ure white feathers, deep red  comb, wattles and lobes, and bright  yellow legs. They are an all-purpose  fowl, of good size; are plump and  fit for the table at all ages after  six weeks old; are quiet and sociable  and are not fliers; are good motners  will stand confinement well, and as  layers  are  lrst  on   the  list.        Not  "now-and then'' but year after year.  From 'Nov.   1st,   1911,  to  Oct.   31st  191G, .five annual egg-laying contests  .were held at    the    Missiouri    State  Poultry Experiment Station, at Moun  tain Grove, Miss.       How the W. W.  compared with other breeds acknowledged to be high producers of eggs,  is shown i nthe following:  White  Wyandottes     163  ���������Silver'Wyandottes      162  C. White Leghorns  162  S. C. Reds   157  S.  C.   B.   Mlnorcas     155  R.   C.  Reds  ....r   153  Anconas    :  151  White Rocks   -.  148  Barred  Rocks  14 6  White Orpingtons    135  At North American, Penn.  - - -   * -* a 1 cr  1914  W. Wyandottes..l69  White Leghorns 152  Barred Rocks -14 8  S. C. R. I- Reds 138  1915  169  158  148  156  1916  177  165-  163  158  188.7  183.0  163.0  162.8  At Storr's, Conn.  W. Wyandottes ..195 180  White Leghorn 178        17 4  Barred Rocks....l60 147  R. I. Reds  167 147  PLANS BETTER FERRY SERVICE  Asserting that a more up-to-date  ferry service is required at Agassiz  Mr. Walter McGrath, of Chilliwack,  has written to the New Westminster  Automobile    Association    to    enlist  their aid in an application he intends  to   make  to  the  provincial  government to build a scow 22 by 64 feet  long, with steam engine in the centre  to operate it and a driveway on both  sides, which could be run for about  the cost of the present ferry, and it  Avould accommodate twice the number of vehicles.    Mr.' McGrath's idea  is that the ferry should be able to  carry eight big touring cars and it  should have an apron on both ends so  there would be no backing up and  getting stuck in the mud.  Ml  i. >f if  M  to  ���������������  ?j  c   II  ><l ,���������> '���������  V  I*  ������HSsr*  I   \  /  mmm^^mm^^mmmf^  "Interest tlie public in your  goods mid they will willingly  pay you interest^on your expend iture,"says a wise sage.  And to interest   them    you'  must tell them your message.  You must put your message  in the proper place.  And the proper place is the  advertising columns of the  local paper- ���������  THE STEADY ADVERTISER  The steady advertiser garners the  ���������dollars that are cruising and seeking  "a safe harbour where...quality counts  Every community has new people and  even those who live long in' a' community like to be invited'before they  go anywhere to spend their money- ���������  Events transpire rapidly in this  world and the individual with a dollar to spend can afford to be independent. When the merchant takes  these two facts into consideration, if  he consults his own welfare he would  never have his name and his business  out of a newspaper.  A well constructed advertisement  is bound to attract the attention of  many people and of that number  some are bound to buy who would  not do so otherwise. Figuring on  this basis, the expense of advertising  becomes virtually nil.  /. A.BATES  Printer and  Publisher  Phone 520  Mission City, B. C.  TliE ABBOTSFORD POST  Distribution Charge   ���������  Is Too High  PAGE THREW"  Nelson is expecting to be made  ah ofllclal and full-Hledged Dominion  weather-reporting station this spring  The Kelowna Courier has a musical critic who writes a column a week  for that paper.        ;-  Mail order business is so brisk at  Revelstoke that the Dominion Express Company has appointed three  more business houses in that city to  sell these money orders.    .1: pays to  advertise.  Rev. Father A. MacDonnoll, formerly of tho diocese of Victoria under  lit. Rev.    Bishop    MiicDonald,    and  who left the city attached    to    the  G7t.li Battalion, Western Scots, as the  chaplain, has been awarded the Military Cross.   t .      ���������  II took tho    polico    magistrate at  Nelson two days to, dispose of an assault case in which two Do.ikhobors  wore the principals.    It cost the loser a ?1 nno and about $50 ol" court  costs.  Miss Kate Hoffman'of Grand Forks,  has gone to China to accept a lucrative position 'as an instructor : in  tpyowrlting  and   bookkeeping  "If it is a crime to make a coun-  erfelt dollar," said. Abraham Lincoln  once "it is ten thousand times- woise  crime to make a counterfeit man  There seems to-be some counterfeit  men In Qu^e_c1Wh^ade Miem so?  The world is rough, but never mind!  'Keep cheerful as you go,  For if you stop to kick you 11 find  You've only ���������stubbedjrour to.e.    .  ' Don't stlrT^Tong trip without  a full gasoline tank and plenty of oil.  Don* . forget the . r obacco  Fund for the Soldiers  Advertise your business while advertising  is good.   Local paper' is at your service.  CANADA  Military Service Act  Important Announcement to  : Generally  ���������N dealing with the very large number of claims fo^������***  brou������tt forward for consideration in connection with Class 1  ��������� Sr^e Military Service Act, it has occurred as was nestable, that as a result of false ~e^s and d^cu.- puUn^  way of investigation, some individuals. naw. -erne  whose proper place is in the Army.  It is not th, intention of the Government to g������*^^&%������tt***  rnanently their obligation to bear,J^J pa,t.m &   mm     ^ ^  g?S^-1^^^^ W&- 5, men in the second dass  necessarily called out to fill their places.  Exemptions Granted on Faba Grounds  =s,i ������n sz "3i~--r���������i2srr  Act have been ���������tm*cd ^ZeA wcofectXnd returned promptly! under  These questionnaires must be filled up c������"="f a    .  penalty of forfeiture, of exemption for fauuK. to do so.  Exempted Men Who Have Ctenged Mdress���������        ^  It is therefore important in their���������*** interes.^^^ ^o fLe  Lve changed their address since their <������������������������ ^gfnotiry him at once.  return the questionnaire after receipt.  Cltizeais Urged to Assist. _ _  In many instances ^formation has beeri furnished ^member. f^W  which has led to the cancellation of^gxemption    o        . 5^^.    The  leading statements.    Further co-operation of. this c-a t Country,  ^^c^t^d^^ "  CHARLES J. D������HERTYW/wrf^.  Correspondence should be greeted. Rob, S^LennieK.C.. Registrar under  the Military Service Act, Vancouver, l>.^.  gfgfBf1PK������Vfr,lBlf^aBa  .���������eMBSTOA! ������'*  THE ABBOTSFORp POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  HE   YOUR   OWN   CHAUKKIOUR  If you' wan'!, to learn to run your  own car road lJic following and commit it l.o memory before you get tlie  car.' Tlie rules are entitled "Mow to  linn  an  Auto"���������  First���������Blow   the  horn,  ttucuiui���������To shirt,  blow  the horn,  pull  liiv'or,   blow  horn,  (.urn steering  whocsl   t,o   right.,   turn   it to  lof'tsud-  (l<;.ily.     Blow   horn   again.     J'uL   on  brake, take' off brake,  blow horn.   ���������  Third-���������Hlow the horn.  Fourth���������When   meeting   wide   car  .in   narrow   road,   blow   horn   loudly,  depress  starter,   prime  transmission,  back   car,   go   forward,   turn   wheel,  press  foot  oh   top   button   and   blow  horn,  Fifth.��������� Blow Horn. When going  over rough roads blow horn continuously, let on clutch, reverse, push  fof brake, set lever at reverse, go a-  head, blow horn.  Sixth���������To stop the auto, blow the  horn, pull steering wheel, put on  brake,   cut   in   with   muffler,   shove  AMAZING    FORI)   FIGl'iilOS  down some of the brakes  horn.  Seventh���������To gain speed, blow tho  horn first, step hard-on the sparker  hokl out right hand, blow horn a-  gain, release brake, advance starter  extend left hand and  blow horn.  Eighth���������Going down hill, blow  horn continuously, put on emergency-brake, shift to low gear, reverse,  retard transmission; when engine  back-fires,  blow  horn again.  Tenth���������To climb steep grade,  blow horn, give her morj juice,  Blow the horn, speed up accelerator  blow horn, turn wheel to left, to  right, keep your eye in front, blow  horn, watch gauge, look behind,  blow the horn, watch both sides,  keep your eye on your sparker every minute and blow horn very  loudly.  Eleventh���������Use the horn instead  of gasoline���������it is cheaper.  Twelfth���������Blow your horn and  keep off the grass.  The following ligures, will give  some idea of theh magnitude of  tho Ford Motor Company. People  have become so accustomed .to big  things about tho Ford plant that everything is taken as a matter of  courso.. A nilraclo manufacturing  is commonplace, "all in a day's  work."  The   real   largeness   of   cbe   Ford  Motor   Company   may   be   ooncoived  by tho fact that to produce i)0 0,0 00  cars   it   will   reauire    over     400,000  tons of stool for cars, ovor 126,000,-  00  square, feot of material  for  tops  3,GO0.000  each  of wheels  and  tires,  4,500,000  lamps,   15,884,114   feet  of  vanadium  steel  shafting  and  axles,  4,938,000. square feet of  glass,    for  windshields,    -109,484,404     feet    of  copper   tubing   for    radiators,     12,-  9 00,000   pounds   of   steel   ior   mag-  notes,   7,836,593  square feet of galvanized  metal  for gas     tanks,     69,-  959,951  square  feot of  sheet,metal  i'or. fenders  and  guards,   27,940,382  FREIGHT   AND   PASSIOGNIJR  RATIOS GO   Ui'  AI'ilJL  i  and blowjfeef of tubular radius rods, 156,-  54C freight cars full loadod, besides about 79,534,404 pounds of  materials in loss than car lots, to  bring in tho materials and carry  Ford cars to doalors throughout the  country.  CANADA   OWNS  MANY  MOTOIt  CARS  Case of Rev. lien Spence .  Toronto, March 19.���������Rev. Ben  Spence was committed for trial yesterday on' a charge of having in his  possession literature banned by the  Brass Censor, namely, some, hun  dreds of copies of "The Parasite," a  book. Pending trial Mr. Spence is out  on bail of $2 0 0.  Don't express words that pictures  will display. Use the illustrations;  it sinks deeper.  The  number of    automobiles ��������� in  the Dominion of Canada  places her  third in the list of the world's greatest car owners.       The figures show  that   in   1915   Canada  imported   approximately     $7,000"000     worth     of  motor cars and parts, in  1916 over  $9,500,000   worth,     and     in     1917  nearly  ? 15,800,00 0.    The estimates,  which are conservative,    place    the  number "of  cars  in  Canada   at  over  150,000,   with   75,000     in     Ontario,  which     has     2,500,000     population.  The figures further show  that Canada   has   one   automobile   for   every  seven  people,  and  that   7,346   passenger cars, of a value of $4,712,4 33  were   imported  Into   Canada   during  tho   first   six   months   of   1917.     All  but five of these cars came from the  United States.    The imports of automobile parts were valued at $3,184,-  83S.    The estimates state that Canada will purchase 100,000  cars this  year, or an increase of 85  per cent,  over pre-war buying.  Winnipeg, March 15.���������in a despatch the Ottawa correspondent ol  the Manitoba Free Press says.  '���������Official    announcement    will  be  made   probably   tomorrow   (hat   the  railway rate increase of 15 per cent,  on all passenger and freight traffic  in Canada is to go into effect.  It is  understood   that   final   decision   was  reached   by  the  caibnet     this  afternoon   to  allow   the  rate  increase  as  ordered  by the    Board    of Railway  Commissioners   last     January.     The  date on which the rate increase shall  go into effect is as yet not definitely  ascertained, but.it is likely that tho  order-in-council will fix April 1. The  rate  increase  is  granted  as  a  temporary war measure, thus ooviafing  one of the objections raised against  it by the western appelants from the  railway commission's order, namely,  that if the increase .was granted  at  all it should be only' a temporary increase based on war time exigencies,  and not as a permanent Increase endorsed by the railway board  To meet the other main objection  offered by the west, namely," that tho  Canadian Pacific railway could worry along on-present rates aiid would  unnecessarily- profit   by  the  tho   increase in rates to tho extent of from  $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 per year at  the expense of the public, the govern  ment  is  providing a  special  tax  on  railway earnings,    applicable    under  tho conditions, solely to the Canadian  Pacific railway,  which will result in  the returning to  the national treasury and thus,' indirectly to the public,  the Canadian- Pacific railway's extra  profits.  Until the order-in-council is made  public the terms of this special tax  will not be definitely known, but it  is probable that a tax on gross earnings will be' imposed above a certain  amount.  NEW PROPRIETOR FOR  DEROCILR STORE  Don't neglect the lubricant of your  car.    Watch your pressure gauge.  our  in  aper  BECAUSE  THE  RIGHT PEOPLE  ARE  LOOKING FOR  YOUIl AD.  If you COULD (although, OF COURSE, you  can't) stop every man you meet1 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 W 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 pf  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 EOIt SALE)  Tlie general store at Deroche has  again changed ' hands and the new  proprietor will take charge shortly.  Tha store was formerly operated by  Mr. C. J. Cooper, who enlisted with  the first contingent and leased the  business to;-'Mr. and Mrs Murray.  Last year Mr. and Mrs. Murray had  the misfortune to lose their only son  at the front, and also at 'he same  time the store was burned down.  After rebuilding Mrs. Cooper carried  on the store and post office herself,  but has now leased the whole business to Mr. C. F. Chamberlayne, of  the-! Campers' Store, "White Rock.���������  Surrey Gazette.  WHERE  CANADA LEADS  Canad leads the world in her per  capita production of wheat. Our production is 70 1-2 bush2ls per head  of the population. Argentina conies  next with g6 ,:l-3 bushels and the  United States third with 4 5 1-3 bushels.  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly. Modern  M.   MURPHY,   PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B- C.  SEES  T-^wTf  ' ������.j>".'j]iirt w!������"jJm5S  MASONIC VISITING  The Abbotsford Masonic lodge was  honored last Sat -rday by a special  visit from representatives of the  combined lodge3 of New Westminster  Tho party was ! a large one and arrived on a specially chartered B. C.  ID. R. car. Intersting ceremonial  and friendly sociability marked the  occasion.  ABBOTSFORD  DISTRICT BOARD OF  TRAD  President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N: Hill  ,   of Abbotsford, B. C.  Mr. Gernaey, the Nabob King of  the Fraser Valley while in town this  week was receiving the congratulations from friends on the arrival of  a bouncing b  b .    Now you  are wrong it was a beautiful buzz-  wagon���������a new Dodge.  [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  the district, and industries already established.  3=33=  PRINTERS' SERVICE FLAG  v3'  A dead man cannot read hi? tombstone or the lacal paper. If you like  him, say the kind word now.  At the funeral the parson will say  many kind words of the dead, but  why leave It to the parson?  If you think praise is due him, say  it now and save the teardrops.  Don't think that your motor car  conveys to you a privilege of making  people scatter out of the way like a  fZo������k of chickens.  "Our service flag now    has    2271  stars, with many more to be added."  In this sentence a pamphlet issued  by the International Typographical  Union of North America sums up tho  record of the printers in the present war to date.  The list of names, however, is compiled only to February 1 since when  many more members of the union in  Canada and the United States have  joined the forces of the Allies, and  in addition to the 2271 journeymen  printers, 308 apprentices in war service have been reported. Sixty-  Canadian members of: the union  have been killed on the Held-or have  died in the service and the dependents of these have been paid $20,000  by the"organization.  CALL OF BANK CLERKS  On March 15th 834 bank clerks  were called to the service. The  Royal Bank heads the list with 120  the Candian Bank of Commerce  coming next with 112; then it drops  down to 60 for the Merchants Bank  and La Banque D'Hochelaga; then  the Union Bank of Canada with 57  the Bank .of Montreal with 52.  With the beginning of tha month  the services of the game wardens  was dispensed with and their duties taken over by the provnicial  constables.  I  i  '8  m^w^^w^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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