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 Provincial Library  A  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star'  Vol. XV., No. 22.  4BB0TSF0RD. B, C.   FlUDAY,    APRIL 12, 1918  1^>8       $1.00 per Year  As advertised in last issue, the editor of  this paper opened the sealed envelope at  Albert Lee's store containing the number  that would win the  Mr. Kerr and I went carefully over the  winning- number was not there.  If you hold one of five numbers���������the winning number of cour.se^-under ten-the- ���������  There are already four numbers under  ten in the envelopes, so there are only five  numbers missing, and one of these is now  worth $8.00.  If the winning number is not in on Thursday the $8.00 cheque will have to be disposed of some way���������probably go to the number  nearest the lucky number, which is ���������.  Abbotsford I.O.O.F.  The Oddfellows gave a" very enjoyable social and dance In tlie Masonic hall Wednesday night.. A unique and interesting feature on the  programme was the conundrum or  guessing contest, which was yon by  Mrs. Dawkins. Riddles and conundrums which seemed as unanswerable as that ancient query concerning the probable age of! a female  named Ann, or the interrogation  which inquired as to the ideality of  the assailant of Billy Patterson, were  shattered by the scintillating -wit of  .Mrs. Dawkins and others before they  ,had hardly been voiced.  The younger element    enjoyed    a  dance.    Those   who   did   not   dance  played whist.    All partook    o'    the  dainty lunch  provided  consitsing  of  cake, sandwiches  and  coffee.  Among those present were Mr. and  Mrs. Geo. Kerr, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight  Rucker, Mr. and Mrs. William Farris, Mr. and Mrs, J. White, Mr. and  Mrs. Dawkins, Mr. and Mrs. William  Little, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Rucker,  Miss McMaster and Mrs. MeMaBter,  Miss Rucker, Miss Grace Kenendy,  Edgar Chamberlain, J. B. Weir, J.  McEwen, C. McEwen, John Shaw, A.  McCallum, Wm. Kennedy, Jack Ken-  Dedy*    . ..._      ,.!,  ������-.   u..  New Traffic By-Law  The Extraordinary Traffic Bylaw,  which passed its final reading at the  Matsqui council on Saturday provides  for a fine not exceeding $100.00 and  not less than $50.00 for persons  damaging any of the roads or the  bridges in municipality by heavy traffic of an extraordinary nature.after a  notice pf prohibition has ben served  and in default of immediate payment, the party thus infringing the  bylaw becomes liable to six months'  imprisonment, with or without hard  labor. The bylaw reserves the  right of the council to enter into  any agrement with parties whereby  heavy loads may be transported a-  cross  bridges and roads.  Has Sown His Oats  W. Towlan, ex-reeve of ^Matsqui,  finished sowing his oats on Saturday.  It is rumored that the popular sec  retary of the school board at Mt.  Lehman will be one of the principals  in a happy event to take place soon.  A. M. Sharpe, manager of the B.  C. box factory, New Westminster, is  visiting his brother-in-law, the Rev.  A. Mitchell.  The Presbyterian church has put  in a cement foundation at a cost of  116. i.  .SUMAS   COUNCIL  The regular meeting of the Sumas  council was held in the municipal  hall on Saturday last.  W  .0.   Smith,    .representing    the  Land  Settlement  board  was  present  rand tlie question, of dyking and the  Vedcler river question was thoroughly discussed., ^  Mr. Smith stated he was more in  favor, of dyking as he explained by  tire parcel system and diverting the  creeks to the lake to prevent pumping. JHe believed ^.in a thorough investigation to get information as to  the best system.  ���������- He also stated rlhat anything done  by the government in control of the  Vedder  river  at  present   would  not-  prejudice Sumas interests.  After the favorable impression in  his explaining of the ��������� matter as at  present the council passed a motion  earnestly requesting the government  to appoint Mr. W.. C. Smith of the  Land , Settlement Board, Water  Branch, to hold an investigation to  reclaim Sumas distrct by the unit  system, as well as to report to reclaim lake bed and both sides of  Sumas lake in one scheme.  Mr. Smith is now making an assessment in Chilliwack  district  A committee composed of Messrs  Campbell, Straiton, Atkinson,.('btew-  art and others had interviewed'^ the  government re the care of the "Vedder  until it emptied into the Fraser .river  and Mr. ��������� Campbell reported " to '.the  council at this' meeting, the general  result of the interview at'Victoria be  ing that "anything the government  will do will not prejudice Sumas interests."  In this connection Mr. Smith stated that he believed that Chilliwack  was willing to take their moral obligation of the control of the Vedder  river .  Mr. McGillivray.was given permission to move his house along 0. St.  and Vye road provided he accepts all  responsibility and put notices re road  being practically obstructed.  The rock crusher at Mt. Vedder  is idle and the Sumas council asked  permission to use it. There is also  a bin of rock there which apparently  they did not know anything about,  but lhe municipality cannot have it.  The government would however let  the municipality have the use of >.he  rock crusher but the restrictions imposed were so many and so exacting  that it would be almost impossiblg  for the municipality to have anything  to do with it. It would have been  nice if the government has offered to  connect up'and put in running order  for the municipality and told the people to help themselves-���������it would be  assisting production during war time  E. AV. Lunn the municipal constable has resigned.  The usual  letter re the mosquito  pest was read from the government.  Dan Smith  them  also  cousin of  Things Are Different  With  The  Grants  The provincial government has decided in its wisdom not to apportion to,each district of the province  the amount to be spent on the roads  during the coming year but to vote  a lump sum. In this case Dewdney  will not know what money is available for tlie maintenance of Its roads.  Mission City a ward of tlie government will be at a loss too to know  what monies should be spent on the  streets and the building of sidewtUKS.  This would appear to be a matter  that the local board of trade should  take   up   with   the  government.  It is the rights of the.'people of  the province to know how th", menuvs  are tc be epent and in the pait e������ :ii  riding took a certain amount of pride  in knowing what was available for  tho coming year, but it takes a farm  er premie-: to hand to the farmers  and oihoro of the province the hardest nut to crack that was ever presented to the people of this province  Let us hear no more about lawyer premiers after this.  Mrs. Smtih, niece, of Mr.  spent  the  holidays   with  Miss Currie of Vancouver  Mrs.   Smith.  Mr. J.  McEwen spent a few days  in   Vancouver   last   week.  Miss, Louise Bowman was a guest  of Lhe Hill-Tout family last week.  All  are   glad   to. know   that   Miss  Marguerite McGowan is able to go in  crutches now after;ten weeks in bed  Mrs. A. King spent a few days in  Vancouver.  Mr. J. McCallum has moved into  the house formerly occupied by Mr.  Jeffs' family.  Mr. Dodds from Hope has moved  down on the farm recently vacated  by Mr. Maden's family.    ,-. .  Miss Hill spent the holidays.Avith  her brother Mr.' HA B. Hill and family.     -  Mr. B. B. Smith is the-next to get  a Ford car. It will soon be all  a-Ford.  Mrs.  Bob  Shortreed, Jr., and    son  Bobby are visiting with Mr. Bob, snr.  Miss M. Bousfield spent a few days  in Vancouver.  Mr. Sansom moved his. family to  Collingwood this week and leaves for  'the north where ho will act as purser  on a boat.  Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy, Rev. Mr.  Rriberfsou and Mrs. Frazor motored  to Clayburn. on .Monday evening .to  spend 'the'-'evening with Rev. J. L.  and.Mrs. Miller.   ���������<    .'���������  -Mrs;'-Ferris' friend Miss McCorkei  spent-.the holidays with her.  ��������� ���������'���������Mrs. Boyd gave a party on Monday in honor of the Sansom children  before leaving here.  -Evelyn Davenport is staying with  the Little family until school closes  as  it is nearly examination  time.  Apleasant surprise party was given Silvia Murray on Thursday afternoon, April 4th at her home on the  Upper Sumas road, about fifteen  guests were present and all report a  good time.  At the Anglican church here they  held their,Easter services and communion last ���������.-.Sunday as Mr. Rowe  was unable to' attend on Easter Sunday,    --'..- ���������.  Mrs. McMurphy, Mrs. Hart and  Mr. George1 Hart, jr., were over from  Huntingdon to the pancake social on  Tuesday evening.  Mrs. Kirkpatrick of Clayburn was  the guest of Mrs. Zeigler on Tuesday  and also attended the pancake social  Edith McDonald has recovered sufficiently from her operation for appendicitis to be taken home to Mr.  B.   LJ.   Smith.  Miss A. M. Steede returned home  on Wednesday after her prolonged  visit wiLh her brother at Port Al-  berni.  Mr. Arthur Taylor has accepted  a position in Vancouver and has gone  to work.  Read elsewhere about Mr. Sparrow selling his kids.  The Ladies' Aid was held at thc  home of Mrs. McMaster on Wednesday. There was a splendid attendance, it being an ideal day.  The pancake social held at the  home of Mr. and-Mrs. McMenemy on  Tuesday afternoon and evening was  quite a success. It was in aid of tlie  Missionary work, for hospital supplies and to help in the Indian school  at Fort Alberni. Every year Abbotsford Missionary society clothes  one person and send what over else  that may be donated.  Mr. Rucker, Sr., and family left on  Friday for their new home north of  Kamloops, where Mr. Rucker intends ranching more extensively. The  good wishes of the community go  with them. They will be missed very  much as they are one of the old time  families.  THE RED TRIANGLE FUXD  tho  con-  Don't forget that carelessness or  recklessness will get you sooner or  later into trouble, either a smashed  machine, an action for damages, bodily injury, a police court fine, or a  healthy pumelling from some pedestrian whom you have contemptuously desregarded.  Don't forget when coming to a  crowded corner to "Stop, Look and  Listen."  A public meeting of the Y. M. C. A.  Red Triangle Fund was held in the  Presbyterian church on Wednesday  evening, the following being present  Rev. F. W. Kerr, Rev. Robertson,  Messrs Alex. McCallum, J. A. McGowan, Hope Alanson, P. R. Peele,  James Gillen, J. Hart; Mr. and Mrs.  McMenemy, Mr. and Mrs.' Malcolm  McGillivray, Mrs: Kennedy, Mrs. McMurphy, Mrs Parton, Mrs. Martin,  Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. McNeil, Miss Kennedy and Miss Gillen. ���������  Mr.   A.   McCallum   was   appointed  chairman of the meeting.  Rev. ,f*\. W. Kerr who is organizer  for this side of the' Fraser river and  obligated by promise fo raise at least  $L0,000, explained the objects of tho  meeting giving a comprehensive account of the work of the Y. M. C. A.  in France and wherever the Canadian  soldier was on duty, after which the  work of organization for Abbotsford  and district was proceded with.  The following nominations wore  made:  A.  McCallum���������chairman    of  Campaign.  H. Alanson���������chairman    and  veiier of the organization committee.  Prof.  1-lill-Tout���������chairman of  the  educational committee.  P. R. Peele���������Secretary.  ,J. A. McGowan���������Treasurer.  Mesdames Boyd and Parton repres-  enj,ingj. AUbQtafiorcV ���������:.. and-    Mesdames'  Hart and     McMurphy    representing  Huntingdon were placed in charge of  Lhe banquet and public meeting committee.  A hearty invitation was extended  to Rev. F. W. Kerr to attend the proposed banquet, the date of which is  lo be set later.  Upon the suggestion of Rev. Robertson that a special committee be  appointed to look after special Y. M.  C. A. church services to be held in  all the Abbotsford churches on Sunday evening, May 5th 191.8, the  chairman appointed Messrs McMenemy and Peele to form such a committee.  Rev. Mr. Kerr suggested a Novelty committee and the following ladies  constitute such a committee: Miss  Gillen, convener; Miss Kennedy, Miss  Parton, Miss Hutchison, Miss Trethewey, Miss Urquahart, Miss Graham  and Miss Simlett.  At the request of the meeting Rev.  Robertson was to attend the meeting  of the W. I. at Whatcom Road on  Thursday last and speak on the subject of the Red Triangle Fund of the  Y. M.  C.  A.  A hearty vote of thanks was extended to Rev. F. W. Kerr for his  kindness in comin0- to Abbotsford to  attend this meeting and for his valuable assistance in effecting this or-  ganiation.  Thursday Rev. F. W. Kerr made a  trip through Sumas district and met  with much encouragement in Lhe  work of organizing, and when it  comes to May 7, 8 and !)Lh. Abbotsford and district will show by their  giving how much they appreciate the  work of the Y. M. C. A. among the  Canadian  soldiers.  WHIST  DIMVEAXI)  DANCE  The whist drive and dance; in the  Masonic hall on Friday night given  by the Women's Auxiliary, was not  nearly as well attended as anticipated since it had been six weeks from  the last party. Only eleven tables  were played. Mrs. Tchitic won ladies  Irt prize, little china pepper shaker  four gentlemen had to draw for who  would be the winner of the gentle-,  .man's first, Mr. Dandy being successful, the prize being a tin of tobacco^  Unfortunately the prize was of no use  to Mr. Dandy as he does not smoke.  He presented it to Mr. Shaw. Mrs.  Salt was the recipient of the consolation prize, a book of "Bringing up  Father.'' A pleasant evening was  spent but not with as much enthusiasm apparently as when a large gathering.  FOR SALE���������A  small  gora goats.    Apply    to  Feed Store, Abbotsford.  herd of An-  Abbotsford  \Don't fail to tighten up all body  bolts at the end of every 800 or 1000  miles. _        _ ;, ,_,..._^il  l^^mmm^iT^^^wm^mmkw^mm^^  mm&  ^^������^&Mwmwg^&&#&%wmm PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  .published Every FRIDAY  J. A. BATES, Editor arid Proprietor  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1918  ��������� -mriinvi rr i   *- ������������������ u  Aj>art from thc big fight now going on in the  west where Lhe great German army may find  Itself in a pair of the biggest nippers ever  known in history, is the question of What will  happen now that Japan has [Jancled troops on  the Siberian'coast? and Will. Holland ibe invaded by the Germans? ,       '      ,  The people of Holland' and the people of  Switzerland have lived in half terror since the  beginning of the war for fear of invasion by  Germany. Many people of Holland seem to  think now that their fears'will shortly.be  a reality. Time,was, and may be still when  it was considered that if Germany invaded  Holland that while the Dutch would ��������� suffer  much yet the cause of (lie Al-lies would be  helped. But Germany has stood close by with  hands off, and now that she thinks she has  the Allies' efforts all centred on the Western  front would be an opportune time to crush a  weaker nation. Holland could, it is claimed  hold on for about a month���������just long enough  to get. a fair sized army into that country.  Then what would happen? Perhaps it would  compel the Germans to vacate France and  Belgium.  With Japanese troops landed in.. Siberia it  is a short move to a western retreat. There  are people who will claim that if the.Japanese  Avere alloAved. to organize in the east and a  Japanese-Chinese army moving west that tlu  great fear' would be sent home to Germany.  Would it be history repeating itself? That, is  a habit history has..  "Is it true that you Avish -to make a separate  peace?" asked General Smuts of the Austrian  representative, Count Mensdorf-Poully-Diet-  richstein (what an awful name!), when they  met in Switzerland. The old Count started  puckering up his mouth' getting an answer  ready, but the British representative wanted  "Yes or no" and Avhen he did not get the direct reply, said: "Then good-night." 'Tis said  the intervieAv lasted three minutes, owing to  the "bQorish" manner of thc old Transvaal  warrior. Vienna has been shocked ever.since  and well she might be.  Perhaps had there been a few more direct  questions asked years ago���������even if "boorish"  ���������that the present Avar would not have, to have  been fought.  General Smuts evidently thought it Avas no  time' to be beating around the bush and then  after spending possibly hours and even days  arrive at no conclusion after all. It was good  diplomacy-on the part of General Smuts and  it seems a pity there was not more of this  kind of 'Business as usual' throughout the  world.  President Wilson has made another speech  after the country has been at Avar one year.  What would have been the result had President Wilson been a General Smuts���������say Avhen  the Avar first broke out?  A great vocabulory is a great thing if you  are in a position to get people to listen to you.  And after all it means possibly only 'Yes or  no."  Commissions of inquiry have not proven  very fruitful in the past" says Premier Oliver  and he ought to know i'or he has had something to do with commissions since he e M-'-r-  ed public life. Confession, it is said, Is good  for the soul".  Through the press of tho Dominion and from the  )!ps of soldiers returning from overseas Ave learn that  conditions on 'the. home voyage of-the heroes is not  till that' it should be. While we have no definite  1 nowlcdge regarding conditions as they exist on tha  ���������steamships and transports that bring the men home,  i.xcept. from tho statements referred to above, yet the  evidence sooms.to.be conclusive that tho government  in Ottawa should make an immediate investigation  Mid if it is found that the complaints are well-founded  steps should be taken at once to make remedial  changes.  It is stated that privates are crowded into close,  ill-ventilated and filthy steerage, while officers are  ���������provided with state-rooms and ever modern convenience and comfort; also it is said that the privates  are poorly fed and provisioned, while officers live in  luxury and ease. In Canada an officer Is not any  better than a private. It is the private who faces  the great dangers and wins- the battles; it is the  private who undergoes the extreme hardships on the  battlefield, in the trenches and in the camps; it is  the private who receives the smallest pay. By this  we do not intend to minimize the work of the officers they are gallant men and aro doing their duty  for their country, the same as the private, but why 1  make flesh of one and fowl of the other?  Every man who has gone overseas to battle for  the cause of justice and right, be'he oflicor or private,'is .entitled to every ; careful consideration that  can.be bestowed upon him, especially as he is.returning from the scenes of that terrestrial hell thai hangs  jike a pall over civiiization;and is threatening its very  existence.. He should be carod for, in a most considerate manner; lie should receive those comforts upon  his  home  voyage  that  he  has  earned  by  his   Liith-  t ��������� t  ful service. He should not be forced to occupy quarters  .described as being oven worse, than those he was  required to put up with in the European billets and  a government that will not'provide some comparative  comfort and a decent mess for him whilo he n at  jea  is   not  doing  its   duty. (!  Then, too, it has boon stated that the officers and  crews of the stcanmhips and transports carrying soldiers aro not courteous or careful to their wards;  :hat they even demand of them they produco "tips"  pefore any servico is rendered. The steamship companies can put a stop to that ovil, if they will, and  ;ho government should see to it that they do.���������Mer-  'rltt Herald.  Shall Our Girls Attend. College in War Times?  The danger of forgetting tlie future while planning  for the present is not as great today as it was fhroo  .,-eara ago. ��������� The shock of war has given birth to a fln-  jr and broader conception of the true functions of a  .latiqn and that very conception compels a masterly  jurvcy of the future.  The world has not become poorer in spirit during  ���������ho terrible years just passed. Neither must it become poorer in its ability and willingness to plan for  '.he highest welfare of those who will como on fo the  ���������.stage of action tomorrw  ; It is*a wonderful heritage and, withal, an appaling  "V:nts./I hat the proai-m. generation is preparing for tho  .'icxc. and the least we can do for those who are to  inherit our mistakes and our glorious achievements  is to.equip them as well as possible for their responsibilities: Por that .reason we .must plan more wisely  today than ever before for the" education of those who  are to become the men and Avomen of to-morrw.  They cannot think great thoughts and. underatke  great-tasks .unless they have been prepared for those  things through education. What that education shall  be rests, entirely with us.  There is,an impulse, in some quarters, to regard  attendance, at college as a wartime luxury which  should be eliminated in order that the time and  energy demanded for college work may be devoted  to war work. If it can be shown that war work  suffers because our girls attend college then, of  course, some remedy must bo applied. But it must  be a remedy which does not rob the future. The  probability is that some woman who belongs to today  is  not  doing  hor  full  share  of  war  work.  Pacts in the case prove that the' college girl is not  a slacker in war work. More than that s.'i,e performs more war work and better work ' than she  would do away from college. Most important of all  she does this at a distinct gain for herself in character growth and womanlike���������things that are indis-  pensible for the future. This personal gain comes  because the discipline of war work' vitalizes the college work and translates it into terms of actual living in a way that was never true of college work in  the past.  Trained thinkers and disciplined workers are in de-  mand today���������the supply is not-over-abundant. The  demand in the future .will be even greater. Has any  one the right to fail for this demand? An Oxford  ���������woman who speaks with authority says: "The work  of education must go on * * * if we sacrifice  the standards for which we have striven in the past  we are more truly defeated than if they (the Germans) had marched from end to end of our land."  Surely England is qualified to speak the final word on  this subject. She kuows the stress and strain of war-,  the value of war work and the value of an education  Sho has found a way to combine war-work and college training���������to insure sane thoughts and actions in  the future.    Her verdict is "School as usual."  Colege girls have actually replaced men in work  Would they have done this ta home? At both English and Canadian colleges the girls have taken over  the care of the college grounds .thus releasing the  gardeners for military service. They have prepared  planted and tended gardens for soldiers' wives and  by the end of tho termtlme the gardens Were in  shape to require but little attention from the owners.  They have taken over the heavy work of packing and  boxing comforts for shipping overseas sent by various centres. They havo contributed generously to  various funds and have obtained this money from  their own allowances or by voluntary rationing. One  well-known private school for grils in Canada has a-  dopted from six to ten families every year of the war  and has supplied the underfed children with excellent  milk. They have the satisfaction of knowing rthat  children who are now strong and healthy,-would in  all probability have fallen in the struggle against underfeeding. Almost a thousand dollars has been  raised for this particular work.  ,  When yon make long distance calls by telephone,"  tho charge docs not begin until you begin to talk to  the party wanted. You talk direct, get your answer  immediately, and you. pay only for tho actual  time  of conversation.  Did you over see how the time is computed at the  telephone office? Next time you arc. near, drop In  and see tho calcuhigraph. This is a clock and a  stamping machine combined, and the elapsed time is  accounted for by the second. When you see how  this machine is used, you will know that every effort  is  made  to be absolutely  fair.  If at an time you are dissatisfied, give,lis an opportunity to adjust .matters,  t   . -  r,UMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  Appointed Keeper of  Records and Seals  E. A.  Morrisey of Mission  to Have  CJtarge of Roiling Stock  MYtension Of Road May Be  Carried  Out by  Day Labour  Many a mother who knows all about work  'of the missionaries in the interior villages of  the Fiji Islands hasn't the remotest idea what  her seventeen-ye'ir-old son s doing doAvn town  till midnight. What's more , she doesn't seem  to think it her business to know.���������Ex.  Victoria, April 8.���������It has been unofficially announced here that E. A.  Morrisey of Mission has been appointed to take charge of the rolling  stock and equipment on the Pacific  Great Eastern Railway. Mr. Morrisey Avill act as the representative  of the government, his appointment  coming from Premier Oliver. He is  reported to have gone to Squamish  to assume his new duties and will  inspect the line, grade and survey  the route as far as Prince George.  The appointment of Mr. Morrisey  to this position leads to the suggestion in several quarters here that the  government intends later on in the  summer to put him in charge of the  construction of the P. G.--E. between  Clinton and Prince George on the  day labour system.  Hon. John Oliver has been considering three methods of finishing  the line���������day labor, flat contract and  percentage contract. It is assumed  that his choice must fall upon either  day labour or the percentage basis.  Firms now seeking a percentage contract for the.work are. the Northern  Construction, M. P. Cotton and Palmer Bros.   '  If the funds can be obtained from  the balance of the Ten-uiililou-dollar  Loan Bill of 191G, the government  intends to pay for the 20,00*0 -ton  rail contract in the East and to lay  steel north from Clinton during the  summer.  Mr. Morrisey, the new-appointee in.  charge of rolling stock and equipment, is a well-known Liberal of the  Mission district. He is a veteran  railway construction man, and is said  to have excellent qualifications for  the position.  He was a mule skinner with Pat  Welch in the early days, and also  ��������� tad the distinction of buikui..g the  last mile of tho C. P. R, into Vancouver.    When Gen. J. W, Stewart work  ^i)Q(i(gniinnmiP'TTTrT������i.-;  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  1 ed his way north from California  as a deckhand in 18 8 0, he obtained  a job with Morrisey's gang as an axeman. Mr. Morrisey has. sons at. the  front. A brother John Morrisey,  was the defeated Liberal candidate in  a New Brunswick seat in the. recent  federal election, losinb by S3, vote?.  -���������Province.  TALKED TO THE TUNE  OF THE NEEDLES  Victoria, April 8.���������While the  male legislators of the provincial aa-  semblly this afternoon consumed.  much time in debate the occupation  of Mrs. Ralph Smith, the only woman member, was in marked contrast..   She was knitting socks.  Victoria,. April 9.���������Mrs. Ralph  Smith is well advanced on one sock.  Don't contradict peopie    even    if  you are sure that you are right.  GIRLS! LEMON JUICE  '���������':.      IS A SKIN WHITENER  How to make a creamy beauty lotion  "      for a few cents.  The juice of two fresh lemons,strained  into a bottle containing three ounces of  orchard  )vhite makes  a whole quarter  pint of the moat, remarkable lemon skin  beautifier at about the cost one .must .  pay for a small jar of tho ordinary cold  creams.   Care should be taken to strain  the lemon juice, through, a fine cloth so .  no lemon pulp geta in, then this lotion  will   keep   fresh   for   months.     Every,  woman knows that lemon juice, is jused .  to bleach and remove sueh .blamisliea aai ,  freckles,   sallownesB   and   tan   and   iB  the ideal  skin  softener,  whitener . and >  beautifier.  Just  try   it!     Get -three  ounces  of. .  orchard white at any  drug atore and  two lemons from tihe grocer and make up  a quarter pint of this sweetly fragrant;  lemon lotion and massage it daily into  the face, npek, anna and hands.  4  'i  u  ,<i:'I  n  if  M  jTORaafwaugra^^ 7,  V  H  B������������* *���������'>...  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THREE1 '  M.  MATSQUI COUNCIL ���������  Following a discussion at ' the  meeting of the Matsqui council last  Saturday upon the scarcity ol farm  labor, a resolution was passed to  the effect that the clerk should send  a telegram to F. , B. Stacey, M. P.,  at Ottawa, stating that the council  opposed the renewal of the crder-in-  council regarding ' the immigration of unskilled labor into the  province,' as far as/ white labor is  affected, until conditions warrant  such an order again. It was,stated  at the meeting that some Hindus  , were demanding $85 a month as  milkers, and it was in an attempt to  remedy this and other like problems  that the council  passed  the resolut-  ion*' '    j'    -,\  A  letter from the    Frederick'  Singer company, of Vancouver; with  reference lo  tlio station  road at Aldergrove   slated   that   tho   company  would be willing to take euro of one-  tliird   of   tlie  expense   up   to  a.  total  cost  of   .1:200.     The  council   decided  to notify Coun. .].  G.   Howes, of the  Langley council,  which is also interested   in   this   road   that   they   were  prepared   to   go   on   with   (he   work.  Permission  was granted to the  Lyndon Mill & Light company, of. Lyndon  Wash.,   to   use   roads  that  cross   tho  international     boundary     line    into  Matsqui municipality.    The company  enclosed a cheque for $20, being $15'  as a guarantee for the condition    of  tho roads, and the balance for a municipal trades' license.  A letter, from Miss.Mina Johnston  secretary of the New Westminster  branch of the Navy League, stated  hatt the Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss  chapter had., been recently organized  to carry on this work,' and that Mrs.  Nereutsos, organizing secretary and  Mrs. ..R., H.- Scott would shortly visit  the various valley municipalities to  explain the obects of the league.  D. R. Campbell, assistant general  manager of the C. N. R. wrote that  the-matter of changing-the name of  Matsqui station was receiving attention.'  In reply to a question as to whether a man exempted from military service as long as he continues to be a  farmer could be legally employed on  municipal road work, Alex. Cruickshank, a member of the Abbotsford  tribunal, wrote to the council that in  his opinion this could be done. Mr.  Cruickshank thought that, the keeping ;up of roads was an aid to increased production,- and therefore  could be considered practically farm  work.  An offer was received from Ed-  rnard Nasco'u, of Aldergrove to purchase the Ringross estate of 160  acres for the taxes against it, a-  mounting to about $G50. The council decided to call for tenders for this  property.  In reply to a request ���������from E. W.  Patterson, of - the road superintendent's office, New Westminster, the  clerk will'furnish .him with information respecting the mileage of constructed roads and trails in the municipality.  The annual indemnity bylaw was  finally passed at this meeting providing-for $300. for every member of  the council, including the reeve. This  is a raise of $100 all round from the  previous year's figures. The extraordinary traffic bylaw, was also passed which will givet he council power to stop hauling which is doing  damage to the roads. Accounts a-  mounting to nearly $1200 were passed for payment.  PKOPOSM TO RAISE  $100,000 .IN   IJ.  C.  This is Contribution Expected by V.  31. C. A. for tlie Carrying' on of the  Work, Among   Canadian   Soldiers.  The sum of $100,000 will be raised  in British Columbia by the Y. M. C.  A. for the work of the association  among the Canadian soldiers iii Canada, England and France, as part  of Dominion-wide campaign to raise  $2,250,000 and'GL A. Warburton,  general secretary of the Y. M. C. A  in Toronto, accompanied by Capt. J.  M. McKcndrick and VV., 13. McTaggart, is in Vancouver arranging for  the drive for funds in this province.  The money, says Mr. Warburton  will be used for the work among tho  Canadian soldiers wherever thoy are  j stationed, with the exception of  $7n,()()0 which will bo sot aside for  the Y. W. (j. a. which is, conducting  welfare- work among .the girls working on farms and in munition factories.  Tho drive will fake place ali over  Canada on May 7, S and 9, and no  trouble is expected in raising (lie full  amount. Last year $750,000 was  asked I'or and over a, million dollars  was received. Owing to the'enlargement of the Y. M. C. A. work a-  niong the soldiers and the increased  number of men to serve the sum to  be secured for the coming year's  work will be full needed.  Similar work, Mr. Warburton  pointed out, was bein������; carried on  by Great Britain among the Imperial troops and the troops of Australia, New_ Zealand and ' the United  States. >��������� Tlie Canadian and American  Y. M. C. A.'s have united-' to extend  their activities to the Italian front.  'ill Advertise  The Extension  Mt. Lehman Notes  At a meeting of the Matsqui police commission on Saturday the  members found it 'impossible to recommend any one person for the position of police-magistrate, .so it was  decided that the names of the. two  suggested, George Kerr and Walter  Towlan, should be forwarded to the  attorney-general's department for  decision. The magistrate will receive  $10 a year as a retaining fee and $5  a day for every day that that ho  acts.   .  A very successful whist drive and  dance was held on Friday night at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Carmichael, Bradner, when the sum of  $3 6 was realized i'or patriotic purposes. The raffle of a lady's bag  took place and it was won by Mrs.  J.  Catto, of Mount Lehman.  Rev. W. G. W. Fortune, of Vancouver, and A. M. Sharp, of New  Westminster, a brother-in-law .of the  Rev. A. Mitchell, of Mount Lehman  were recent visitors here.  GIFFORD  If was decided by the Matsqui  school board at their last meeting  held here that a raise should be given to all the members, of the old  staff. The raise will be $5 a month  more and will affect all teachers except those of the Dunach, Glenmore  and Peardonville schools. The account of the Abbotsford school board  for tuition for Matsqui pupils, a-  mounting to $684.10 was ordered to  be paid. The total of accounts passed .including teachers' salaries of.  $1125 was $2269.41.  A woman's eyes are never too dim  to detect the paint on another's face.  J. W. Winson was appointed secretary of the Sumas school board a-  gain at its last meeting. Accounts  amounting to $48G were passed for  payment.  Dr. Dalton, Sumas city's enterprising physician, intends to plant 2 00  acres of peas this season. Dr. Dalton now has three farms, all of  which will be planted with peas.  This product has soared skyward in  price now being about $200 a ton.  From $20 to $25 a ton covers all  expenses   of  raising   the  crop.  Mrs. Tapp has purchased a Ford  car.  Mr. McGillivray iu moving a house  from C. Street to property on the  Vye road.  The roads leading from Huntingdon are in excellent condition.  Mrs. and Miss Eiler of Vancouver paid a visit here last weevbgkqj  ver were visitors here this week. Mr.  Eiler works on the C .P. R.  SENATORS  INTRODUCED  Col.   Taylor,  \cw AVcstmir stor, .'inri  G. H. Barnard Take Their Seats  Ottawa, Ont., April 8.���������When the  senate resumed its sitting today,  Senator J.: D. Taylor, of New Westminster; Senator W. B. Willougby, of  Regina, and Senator G. TI. Barnard  of Victoria, were introduced and took  their seats.  Th.e municipal extension on the  Pitt Meadows boundary was' referred  to at the Maple Ridge council oil  Saturday last in a letter from Messrs  Whiteside and Edmonds, municipal  solicitors. The solicitors commend-  od adversely upon the additional expense of re-advertising 'the matter  which appeared unnecessary.  Reeve Ansell  said   they  had   seen  the  premier about it,  but he  would  not  take, "No''  for,an   aiiower.    'MeJ  .also, saw  Reeve Reid  of   Pitt 'Meadows   in   connection   with   it, and   he,  said   the   Pitt  Meadows   council   was  through   with   it and   would   take no  action.     However,' he   had   told   Mr.  Webber  to advertise it and  be done'  with   it.     When   this   is   done,   this,  parcel   of   "no   man's 'land"   will   be  joined to Maple Ridge.  The question of- the, boundary between the two municipalities' is one  of long standing. The former government did not appear to !be able  to take the "bull by flic horns'' aiid  havo dono with it. Premier'.Oliver  last fall visited the district ,to inquire into the mattor, and if is said  wrote to the farmers interested asking the direct question, 'to which of  the two municipalities do you 'wish-  to belong?' and thc answer it is  said in every case, was 'to Maple  Ridge'. It wast hen decided to ad-  vertise the.'matter.and'fix up legislation that 'would make the property  a part 'of Maple Ridge': municipality.  The advertising has been delayed and  now that it looks as though the land  will be' 'no man's land' for another  year, there is likely to be very little  money spent on the.-roads this year.  During the past couple of months this  office has printed and delivered LOOSE  LEAVES " to a number of progressive  business houses in the Fraser Valley--and  giving entire satisfaction.  ���������  How are your Loose Leaves?  irt-uucfafjcnauE  /. A.. BATES, Printer, and Publisher  Hub Square . Mission City, B. C.  WILL NOT ALTER ACT  Victoria April ; 8.���������John Nelson,  president of the "People's Prohibition  association and Rev. J-. S. Henderson  and Cecil'Killam of Vancouver today  conferred, with -Attorney-General  Farris, relative to a movement (6 have  tlie government pass legislation forbidding the sale outside tlie province  'of'.liquor distilled in B. C. Under'  the existing provincial law one may  purchase B. C. liquor,outside the province but the liquor5 never .. really  leaves the province, being; delivered  direct from -the brewery or distillery  to (.he home' of the buyer. The right  of B. C. agents of outside firms to  take orders for liquor is also objected  to by the prohibitionists.  The attorney-general- pointed out  that the federal order-in-council did  ;iway with both conditions complained of till one year after thc war and  intimated that it was not the'intention to alter the present act this ses-  'rjiori,  except as  to administration.  out to get his share for Comox riding  if at all possible. Up there they  require considerable money for roads  and when Mr. Stewart saw no mention of any road appropriation to  c  permit  of   the  tapping  of  the  large  agricultural area in the riding he  suggested that the settlers in that  section should be told that, additional  transportation facilities were not  possible at this tih.e.  Such an intimation, coupled with  a gentle hint to those most concerned to get out would be at least an  honest thing, better than to allow  them to continue buoyed up by the  vain hope that' the long-expected facilities would be forthcoming.  They Don't All Agree  ���������; ;The're are a couple of Liberals in Shortage of cars is the &reatost  :he: fold-of the Oliver government (lifficuIty they have to contend with  who do not always agree with sweep according to a statement of one of  of victory assumed by the Premier. u;e bompany. Their principal mar-  Among these is the member for ket is' the Northwest, and Eastern  Comox,   Mr. ' Hugh   Stewart,   who   is   Canada.  g**"���������"-*���������"*^ msmBmsswzasnrar*  ^ESPITE war conditions, we have not as yet felt the pinch  of hunger in .Canada.' Consequently, it is difficult for us  to realize the.: grave, need for increased food production in  order that others may be fed: At no time is Europe self-supporting  in the matter of food. After nearly four years of war, our Allies  are living from' hand to mouth, depending entirely on the safe  arrival of food ships from across the Atlantic.  Because of our comparative nearness to our Allies; and because  of our wide, fertile areas, this continent must continue to feed  Europe. If we fail, hundreds of thousands of people may starve  and our armies be denied a conclusive victory.  A bumper crop, a record harvest and increased meat production in Canada  will be worth the winning of many battles to the Empire and our Allies at  this critical period.  n  Canada must raise for export at least 250,000,000 bushels of wheat more in  1918 than in 1917, to enable the Allies to maintain even their present  restricted rations.  They shall NOT starve ! :  make  that your slogan.  Plans have been formulated which,'  on the authority of The Director of  Agricultural   Labor,   positively   ensure   that   labor   will   be   provided  when needed, to harvest the maximum crop. Authorities agree that  the world-wide shortage of food will  continue for years . after the^war.  The farmer is assured a ready and  profitable market for all the grain  and meat that he can produce.  The Empire depends on the Canadian Farmer to "carry on."  CANADA FOOD BOARD  Chairman  Ws  mamsmmmsmms  -������Vfc*i* THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B  atgupg/gg:  i'*iw*"iiip^'i'.*[*m"������������^'ui������ij,i^'^ ii ji i"t������'w  Form An Association  A meeting was held at Ciayburn  on Tuesday evening for the purposo  of forming a Poultry Association.  Rev. C. 'McDiarmid and Mr. C. A.  Paton wore present from Mission  City to assist the work of organization.  Mv. McDiarmid addrossed1 the  mooting, pointing out the bonoflts to  bo derived from such an orgalzation  and nftor discussing the matter pro  and con it was moved by Mr. J. Ford  seconded by Mr. Healoy that tho  Clnjburn   Association   bo   formod.-  A committeo consisting of Messrs Sam Young, J. Ford, J Dwyer  and Fred Jloaley was elected to prepare the constitution and bylaws to  be presented to a mooting to be hold  next Tuesday, when tho officers 'are  to be elected. Mr. Plummer acted  as chairman.  Have Plan To   .  Reclaim Land  Germans Returned  Canadian Wounded  In the course of some very hot attacks which were made in the region  south of the Luce the Canadian cavalry brigade particularly distinguished itself, both mounted and dismounted.  At the end of the one day the  Canadians came back into the woods  Not all of them, for some had.been  left behind in that valley where Canada had bitten into a large chunk  of Ilindenburg's offensive. Some of  our wounded, who had advanced too  far and were captured, were brought  in by FL'un stretcher bearers. Tney  told of being well treated-, with good  medical attention. "We Saxons admire brave Canadian fighters,'' was  the message that came ��������� with them.  Not to be outdone, the Canadian dec-  tor loaded up a similar convoy and  sent them back  for value  received.  The dyking of Sumas prairie,  whicii aims at 'reclaiming1 some 30,-  000 acres of land, is now locelving  tho consideration of the B. C: Land  Settlement Hoard. This scheme .is  an iitnbltious ono, and would affect  land on both. sides of Sumas lake,  and also the bottom of the lako itself.  'if the' larger, undertaking Is impractical In tho opinion of tho board  the land owners of Sumas prairie,  have a plan which thoy will submit  for consideration. Tho main road  on Sumas prairie Is needed for five  or six miles during cortain portions  of- the year. The government has  bean gradually elevating tho road,  with little or'no benefit to the settlers. At the present rate of progress, in twenty or thirty years the  road might become ahighwater road.  The land owners of Sumas prairio  therefore, will mako a proposition  to the government that the money  necessary to make a highwater road  of this highway be placed at their  disposal for the purpose of building  a dyke from Sumas mountain to the  Vedder mountains, which will not  only protect the road making any  expenditure on it unnecessary, but  will also reclaim 12,000 acres of  land. The government will not be  asked  to build  the dyke.    The set-  New B. C. Pay Stations  A representative of the B; C. Telephone Company was in town this,  .week making arrangements for the  establishing two more pay ��������� stations in the district. One of htese  will he established at Matsqui andthe  other at Silverdale, both , of which  will prove a great convenience to  the people residing at these points.  Evaporators Buying  Buyers'from the evaporators were  out. over the week-end according to  the coast market commissioner, R. C.  Abbott and the movement is thought  to  have  been  not only  for  the -Dominion Products company and. their;  big plant at New   Westminster,   but'  sorm-  for the  Graham  concerns     in  thc  Okanagan.      The commissioner  also understands that the Chilliwack  evaporators have been in- the market  for  produce  and   one  result  of   the  change in conditions is that a good  many tons of carrots as well as potatoes are leaving the hands of the  growers.1   The growers have, however,  very considerable stocks of carrots on hand  and it is not expected  that they are going to attempt much  holding  up,  at, least so; far as'that  product is concerned.  The orders going to the -New  Westminster plant are declared to be  mainly for stocks already in hand  but the prospects of business are  sufficiently good to start turning tho  wheels there again.'  I.O.O.F."AtHome"  (From Fraser   Valley -Record.)  Fidelity Lodge No. 25, I. O. O. F.  held a whist drive and supper in the  Orange   Hall   on   Monday   night.    A  very pleasant time is reported.  ��������� Miss   G.   Slack   won   ladie3   'first  guarantee a high road and dry all  the year round, and a very substantial increase to the acreage of fertile land in the valley.  A   DISHONEST  IRISH   TAILOR!  Don't imagine that every pedestrian  has acquired nimbleness in getting  out of the way. A few may have  rheumatism or sciatica, and upset  your calculations as to their speed.  How a Dublin firm of military tailors and army contractors  was able  to submit lower tenders for govern-,  ment contracts than other firms was  revealed in .the police court.  Samuel Watkins, manager and  partner of Messrs John' Ireland &.  Son, was .fined ill on each of 36'  summonses... for paying less than  the minimum rate of wages to the  workers. In addition the- maximum  penalty- of ������40 was imposed for failing to display notice setting out the  minimum rates. Defendant was also ordered to pay arrears of wages  amounting   to   ������60.  The magistrate said he-was not  surprised defendanat's firm could  submit lower tenders than those of  firms who paid the minimum rates.  tiers will take all responsibility and.Prize;  and Mr- Tom Stuart won the  gentlemen's  first  prize.  The ladies of the Red Cross provided supper, which was guarantee  enough that it should 'be flrst-siaas  in every respect. ;- :  . The committee in charge of affairs  were Messrs C. Chesney, G. M. Morrison and John Bowie.-.  Those present' were:,;..:- .. ..  Mr. and Mrs. G. > G: Barber, Mr.  and Mrs. A. A. Lane, Mr. and Mrs.  A. McKay, M'r. and;'Mrs. J. Bowie,  Mr. and Mrs. R. T.^Stuart,, Mr. and  Mrs, A. Stephen, Mr: and Mrs. C. A.  **       ' t  Christie, Mr. and Mrs. J-.-, A Tupper,  Mr. and Mrs. F. Ketcheson, Mr. and  Mrs. A. Bidnall, -Mr. .,and Mrs.'. C  Chesney, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Boyes,  Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Paton, Mrs. Jas.  Jascoigne, Mrs. J. Bowyer, Miss L.  Bond, Miss Agnes Morrison, Miss M.  1-Ceeves, Miss G. Slack, Miss N.  Winch, Miss C. Tunbridge, Miss  Chesney, Mr. Fred Plumridge, Mr.  Clark Morrison, Mr.'Carson, Mr. Ek-  ���������ihaw, Mr. G.' Morison, Mr. E. Mcintosh, "Master Merrily Lane and Ian  Bowie.  <������������-������������������������  Your Ad. in This Paper  Rhubarb Will Be Late  fai/pftfsptjjiixmMWHinimMUBa  11  BECAUSE THE RI&HT PEOPLE ABI  LOOKING FOR YOUR AD.  If you COULD (although, OF COURSE, you  can't) stop evary man you meet on the street*  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 "atop" any-  one who didn't waut t������ buy- That's the beauty  of the advertising way of finding a buyer. The  ad. finds th������ buyer through the simple proaoss of  being easily and readily found BY the buy������r-  And if, among the prospective buyers of goods,  there la one to whom your goods would be a bargain, and your ad. ia a convincing one, you'll sell  what you want to sell.  ���������Judging by the 'present appearances verty- little rhubarb will be  shipped from the district much before the last week In this month or  the first in May.  Although last week was beautiful  weather and the present quito fair  there appears to be but little growth  in the ground as yet, and the leaves  are still very short.  Wages For Boers  It was agreed sometime ago that  the wages which the growers were  willing to pay for the women and  girls who came to do hoeing and other labor before the berry-picking  time should receive 20 cents an hour.  Phis was communicated to Mrs Ralph  Smith, M. L. A.,"who superintends  this work on the part of the government, but she did not quite agree  to1 this, and has, It Is- understood  made a ruling that it shall be twenty  we cents on hour for a ten hour day.  It is now reported from one quarter that there is talk of making it  an eight hour day. '  So far as the workers are concerned there should be very little objection to the wages paid, as It is  learn while you work, in most  cases.  The Shearwater Lumber Company  have added a re-saw to their mill,  which will Increase the cut considerably!.  This mill saws about 35,000 feet  per day and with the logging camps  controlled by the company employs  sixty or seventy men.  I have a large and ..splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  A. McCallum  Abbotsford  IJ5SB5  a/J^KUijmia  HfcS  ttm&������  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY,   PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B  C.  X&E&E:  -l..v������^j;  ���������ftf^WHWMK^fWJSnnj,,   l.*.���������V-Ai4JHMtlrMHI������MH  ABBOTSFORD  DISTRICT 80ARD OF   TRAM  35C  zezc  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 regar ding the f-arm and fruit lands'of  tfhe district, and industries already established, m  APPERS  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  1  J  "   t  %  1  imMMWilMJIin^  8BBg3BBM^*flWHKJh


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