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 ���������������'*>���������  %���������,."$>,  "KM.  1/  \  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  sr���������rr.<sr.  'JUS. ~~"  Vol. XV., No. 23.  4BB0TSP0UD.' B, C.   FRIDAY.,   APRIL 19, 1918  $1.00 per Year  ^SiSi  I'LAN CAMPAIGN TO  I IE J./P  TUB  Y. M'.C.  A.  Tho Upper Kumas Women's'Institute met at the home' of Mrs. Pater-  son on Thursday afternoon. , Mesdames Austin,'Campbell Cox, Fadden  J-lart. IVlcGarva. McMurphy, Neles,  Porter, Starr;.Hussell, Winson, York  and T. York were present. The Rev.  W. Kerr and Rev. Mr. Robertson  wore visitors,; the formers outlined  the Y. M. C. 'A. campaign which is  to be brought on on the 7th, 8th and  9 th of May, and asked the co-opera-:  tion of the women of. the institute.  Tlio. Rev. Mr. Robertson also spoke,  on the subject expressing his willingness to attend any gathering and'put  the object- of the campaign before  those present.  Mrs. Winson the secretary of the  institute-is-ito arrange with the  school teachers of the municipality  for a visit at each school by Mr, Robertson. Mesdames McMurphy and  T. York undertook to arrange for a  , speaker at a;ll meetings aiid dances.  Mrs.   Hart,   convener,     Mesdames  McMurphy, Fadden bind Campbell a-  greed to get up a public meting for  Monday May 6 and will hold a com-  .mittee'meeting' before hand.  After these matters -had ben arranged the.sum of $68 was received  from D. A.' Straiton; being the proceeds ofa'.dance, at Straiton, in aid  of the Prisoners of War Fund.  Mrs. Fadden on behalf of the Red  Cross comniitee acknowledged the  receipt of $2 from Mr. Foks, $2 from  Mr. Auty and P. 0. Box ot, cents.  Thirty-seven..pairs of- socks and ten  suits-of pyjamas "-wore- received..;;;,..'-  It was-decided to.ask girls to join  the Institute as associates. Parcels  tor local soldiers are to be sent off  this week this being the second dispatch   since   Christmas.  The gentlemen's comniitte of the  Y. M. C. A. is composed of Messrs  Blatchford, Kickbush, Skinner, A.  Campbell, Owens and McMurphy.  Refreshments were served by Mrs.  Porter, assisted by her mother, Mts.  Russell.  DIED IN NEW JERSEY  DEWDNEY   TRUNK   ROAD  the    coast  problem  to  PERSONALS  ; T-HF/ MOSQjUITQ PEST  '.-At ,t'he.;last meeting 'of ��������� the Mission  ;..touh'ciywhenthe:;'.rate   of    taxation  ' waa'struck'the' question pf providing  ���������for.:;the mosquito pe,st extermination  ������������������was taken, into consideration' and an  extra half mill was it'dded. to the general-rate, and,'the sum of $.600 voted  by. the council "to cope with the mosquito, pest this, season if necessary.  . -The regular rate would be 8 mills  and the-council has the right to set  apart one mill for health purposes,  ������������������but instead/of doing this the council  added one' half mill to the general  rate.t   By doing this it 'saves .much,  extra work.  It will now be up to the people  of Mission to do a little collecting in  order to *db their bit' this year in  the way. of eliminating the mosquitoes,'if-possible. *  The municipalities of Matsqui and  Sumas and Abbotsford have the matter in hand and the big drive should  be made just right at the crucial moment, when all should be in readiness  A lot of good work was done last  year and it is hoped that this year  'will show excellent' results also.  It seems a pity that the provincial  government has such a small appreciation of the bad effects of a big  mosquito drive on the production of  the Fraser Valley that they will not  assist, but by that time the new mm *  ister of agriculture, Mr. Barrow will  be in office, and he is very sensitive  it is understood about the bad effect  of mosquitoes on the milk production  of the Fraser Valley and the people  will have a sympathetic representative in the cabinet who may be able  to do much.  ���������Mr. Hill, manager of the Royal  Bank who broke his ankle some time  age will shortly be on duty again.  Mr. Yenny has resigned his position with the B. C. B. R. and he and  Mrs. Yenny will shortly leave for the  east.  Mr.  McGillivray had on Thursday  reached the Vye road with his house.  Many people attended the sale at  Clifford on Thursday.  John Archibald McRae, son of Mr.  and Mrs. J. M. McRae formerly of  Abbotsford. but now of Mission City  died in a New Jersey town Mr. McRae receiving a telegram to that eL-  fect on Sunday last.  It will be remembered that the deceased boy enlisted with a local battalion for, service at the front and on  arriving in England was found to be  under the military age. After a short  time he was sent back to B. C, arriving last fall. He received his discharge from the Canadian army a  couple of months ago. ���������  On receiving his discharge on the  Canadian side he went over to the  American side and about six or seven  weeks ago he enlisted for service in  the American army. On his way a-  cross the continent he contracted a  cold which ended in his death from  pneumonia.  The funeral will take piace at  Nooksack on the arival of the body  about the' end  of  this  week.  The deceased young soldier would  be eighteen in November. He leaves  to mourn his early death, his father-  er and mother and brothers and sisters, who have the sympathy oi' their  friends in this time of sorrow.  DEATH OF MR. EVAN'S  The funeral of the late W. Evans  of Huntingdon took place today to  the Musselwaite cemetery, the Rev.  Mr. Robertson of Abbotsford end the  Rev. Mr. Newman of Sumas, officiating.  The deceased died suddenly of  heart disease, and leave's.to mourn  his loss a widow, residing at Huntingdon, a daughter in Vancouver, and  Mrs. R.  Williams, wife of Pte. R  Williams, a returned soldier, has ar        ���������..��������� ���������..���������   rived from England to join her bus- | a daughter in Seattle, both married,  band who has ben home for the past J and two sons at the front, who have  eighteen months. Mrs. Wliilams is I the sympathy of all in this a sorrow-  a London girl and has never been in   ing time.  Canada before.  Don't tamper with the carburator  unless you know it is out of adjustment, and not even then unless you  know just what you are doing.  Don't fail to tighten up all springs  and slip nuts at end of 800 to 1000  miles..  Don't attempt to start motor with  any of the transmission gears in  mesh.    Have gear shift in neutral.  The deceased was about'7K years  of age and had charge of the Dominion Government Quarantine barn  at Huntingdon at the time of his  death.  Mr, Hill, of Hill's Store .is progressing favorably these nice days  and after a short trip expects.to be  back at his business again .  The roads in all directions arc now  in fair condition.  The through road to  from Mission City is, a  solve so that it will be passable all  the year round. In the winter of  1916-17 many people preferred the  Dewdney, Trunk road to the Yale  road on the south side of the river.  While the latter was at one time almost impassable the Dewdney Trunk  road was fairly good^--at least one  could get along.  During the past winter the Dewdney Trunk road had become very unpopular and any person going to the  coast from this part preferred the  Yale road; even Jack Tupper, one of  the greatest boosters for the road on  the south side of the river, went back  on it and travelled over the Yele  road several times this winter, which  was. generally considered much better than the north side of the river.  Possibly the most uncertain part  of ..the.-r������ad to Vancouver on the  nor th..'side of the river is the part  'from the red bridge to near Haney,  on what Is known as the river road-  All last summer this road was not  what one" would expect for a :iighway  over which the, province invites its  tourists, and with very little done to  it this year, will be but little better  during'lio"c'6mirig;'summer -and there  is the prospects that it will eventually dwindle down to a par with  some of the side roads of the back  part of our municipalities���������*-a very  sad state of affairs.  The provincial government and  the municipalities through which the  highway passes do some tall thinking  in order to get a good route to the  coast at as least expense as possible.  There are various schemes put forward for the purpose of securing;tho  best results for a good through; road  Thero aro several schemes which,  have received consideration. One of  these was the road through the Steel  Head district by the former government; another has been to a certain extent considered by tho present  government of making a cut off at  Sllverdale to Ruskin to join the River road.  Now comes forward the Mission  municipality with another idea. The  Dewdney Trunk road from Haney to  the Falls. Is-fairly good and with a  little attention could be made a very-  fair road and have the advantage of  tourists visiting one of tlie scenic  parts of the Fraser Valley���������the falls  and the Western Power Company of  Canada plant, which supplies ligl  and power to the city of Vancouver  and across to the state of Washington���������a sight well worth seeing. And  the road from the falls to the red  bridge was put in condition'last year  by the Mission council, at least a  lot of timo and money was spent on  it. The Sllverdale road is having  the attention of.the provincial government this year. But the one big  stumbling block to this being r. good  road is the hill at the falls. Very  few cars can "make" this hill in its  present condition and for various  reasons it Is not considered wise to  spend much money on this hill. In  order to get past this hill the municipal council of Mission has gone to  the expense of having a survey made  for a cut-off from the Stave Falls  road to the Dewdney Trunk road and  have been able to secure a route with  a maximum grade of 8 per cent.  The cut-off on the Stave Falls road  is about 1% miles south of the falls  and would be about one mile across.  This would save, besides the hill at  Mr'Clarence McCallum has moved  out to the ranch formerly occupied  by Mr. Martin across the road from  his father's place and is taking over  his father's place, cattle and everything but the house. He has not had  very good health and thinks likely  the out door work will be better for  him.  Mr. and.Mrs. McMenemy and family  and some little friends motored to  Murrayville on Sunday.  Mrs. Everett Ryall visited, in Abbotsford on Sunday.'  Since Mr. Tapp, Jnr., Huntingdon  got his new Ford they are,enjoying  the Sunday evening services in the  Presbyterian church in Abotsford..  ��������� There is to be a St. George social  in the Presbyterian church 'Huntingdon on the 23rd.  '  The new daylight saving time was .  quite confusing on Sunday morning  One man arrived at church to hear  part of the last hymn.  Ladies Aid to meet at the homo of  Mrs. Thomas on Wednesday next.  Mr. R'. J. McMenemy aud Mr. A.  Bantam' of New'.Westminster attended tho Dollsalle.sale.       ':'  A deal for the purchase of the mill  and timber limits of tho Abbotsford  Timber and Trading Co., by the Tim-  berland Lumber Co. o������ Vancouver  has fallen through after the negotiations were practically completed and  now it rumored that the Trethewey  brothers have bought out all interests in the company  " The funeral took place on Saturday afternon of Mrs. Annie M. Plews  of Edmonds from-. .Murine's mort-  lia'rw chapel to the Oddfellows cenir  etery. Mrs. Plews formerly lived in  Abbotsford. Mr. Plews was killed  on the B. C. E. R. down at the big  tressel of the G. N... . The doceaseu  was a sister of Mrs. J. Milstead, who  with her husband attended the fun-  oral. .  Mrs. McClennagan has been visiting in Vancouver.  Mrs. Campbell of New Westminster spent, a week with her ..sister Mrs.  Mclnnis. ���������:���������  Stanley Parton was kickod in the  knee while playing footba'll in the  school yard on Wednesday and had  to be taken home by the doctor.  Mr. and Mrs. Pickersonof Belling*-  ham have been the guest's of Mr. and  Mrs. McMaster over the week end.'  Miss Margaret Smith,.who is to be  Queen of,., the May, will be 'called  early' oh".Empire Day.   .  At the 'first meeting of .the May-  Day commitee.it wras decided to hold  the May Day festival on Empire Day  May 24 th. The balloting lor May  Queen was held on Friday, April 12.  with the result that Miss Margaret  Smith was unanimously elected as  Queen of the May for 1918. The  maids of honor will be chosen in a  few clays, Miss Margaret .is the the  first May Queen to be born" in Abbotsford. One was an American; two  were Scandanavians and one was . a  P. E. 1. girl.'.  A  FAREWELL IMRTY  A farewell party was given in the  Masonic hall last Thursday for Mr.  and Mrs. Rucker and family who  have gone near Kamloops; to farm.  A large number were present and 'a  merry evening."was spent in the old  time "dances which proved very interesting. Some of the older folk  could show the young people yet how  to dance. Mr. Wm. Kennedy, Mr. J.  J. McPhee and Mr. R. McCrimmon  did some step dancing and it is wonderful how spry the. gentlemen are.  Mr. and Mrs. Rucker were presented  with a beautiful carving set in case  and an address which Mr. J. J. McPhee read. Mr: Rucker answered  very nicely.  FOR SALE���������A small herd of Angora goats. Apply to Abbotsford  Feed Store, Abbotsford.  the falls, about three miles, and land  the driver about a mile and a half  west of the falls. It is 'estimated  that the cost of the building of this  road would be about $1000, and  seems to.be a solution of the through  route to the coast.  The matter is being placed before  the provincial government by the  Mission council for approval. I  PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  FfiASm VALLEY RECORD  Published' Every FRIDAY '.  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1918:  11 ������i irw iw nr*i m  An Jtcvoir, Dear Joseph  And it seems almost incredible that , we  shall not meet again, as we would almost like  to make a ,bet- that the "stormy petrel" of  ' British Columbia politics of other days, should  leave us so unceremoniously. Going to old  "Blighty" to run as a labor candidate. Why  the dear old chap would hardly know what  'labor' was, unless it was 'running'!  But there is one thing we can always be  thankful for, and that is ,that 'Fighting Joe'  gave us 'Honest John' Oliver as a heritage in  British Columbia politics. And if the P. G'. E.  is built without any graft the people of this  province will still have reason to rejoice that  Joe Martin was brought from Winnipeg in  1894 to purify British Columbia politics.  will not long retain the confidence of the people, azid. that is what is right to the mind of  the many thousands who, have votes but are  not returned soldiers. As an organization  ,now .and after; the,,war. the returned soldier  will be a very important factor in. the public  and private life of this province, as well as  in all parts of.Canada and the*United States:  J-Ie should be listened to now, as he will have  to be listened to when the war is over. R.ead  the history of political life in the United Strifes  and see what part the veterans of the civil  war took in public matters as an organization  for many years after, the close of the war. The  politicians had to listen to him.' The returned soldier after the present war, will, not be  the kind of voter to take just what they, get  They will demand and in demanding will havi  right and justice to back them up in their demands.  The little incident at Victoria a few day>.  ago is very regrettable, all the more so as h  does not represent the opinions of this province as a whole. .  IS;THE-.WQR1,P?S BEST CHEW  The members of parliament in the -British  parliament, in some cases at least, we are told  have.returned the indemnity earned for sitting as legislators, yet .at the same time we  read of the expenses of carrying on the government, of the.province of British Columbia  has doubled since the year 1910, and also the  remark in the local house the other day 'it  wasweilworth.it.'  It'was. asserted in the provincial house the  other ay that the premier held a porfoiio for  which  ne received aiid  was given $30.00/as,  .Premier..     With,his sessional Indemnity' oi  $1,600, the Premier then received a total of  $10,600.    Now the Premier received $7500 and  another individual was given'.$6000 for. a .portfolio, with the sessional-:indeinnity of $i600;  a.total.of $15,100 was ' being   paid    where  $10,600. was  paid  before, .during the  'boom'  times', pf B. C, too, by a government pledged  to economy'and retrenchment. ��������� '  And,our Attorney-General said���������"It's worth  it."-  The.real source of all success in advertis*  is using newspaper space, but to keep  that space-working overtime takes a busy  merchant.  ing  It is manufactured  tobacco in its purest  form.  It has a pleasing  flavor. - ������������������  If iV tobacco scientifically   prepared  You have said a.lot about the fellow who  causes two blades of grass to grow where one  has previously grown, but what about Hitman who makes a mile,of good road Lake *!.Ii������  place of half a mile, of hog wallow  r  Drive on!,    Cling on!,  Make- your Business Pay    ,  Strive on!     Sing on! ^  Things will come your way.  Sitting down and whinning" never helps a bit;  Only way. to get there is by keeping up your  grit.. ���������'*. '  ,  There, is .nothing too good for the returned  .soldier���������the.man who has left his comfortable  home and-friends,.and after 'doing his nil" returns, perhaps-a cripple for life. The" politician who.turns down the appeal' of such a man  Het Doesn't Know  It is generally the fellow who doesn't know  any better, who .does .the thing that can't be  done. You see, the poor fool.doesn't.know it  can't be done, so he goes ahead and does it. -.  Home Rule for. Ireland! Did you ever see  an Irishman who did not hav^e Home Rule?  But this Conscription club is not the Irishman's club.  A Gall to- ,the Whole- Dominion for the Utmost  Effort, to.-. Produce.. Food ;for. our  THE TELEPHONE AND  ITS PART  The telephone has its part in the great game of .doing  our utmost in these times. That facility is provided for  every movement, business and otherwise, is due to aJarge  extent to excellent telephone service. The demand for  telephone service in British Columbia today is greater  than ever, and extensions are being made to outsider'plant  and additions to equipment. The telephone is a utility?that  must be ready when it is needed. Not only will yoj& find  your service available at any hour, but daily it4s becoming  of more value to you, because you are able each day to  reach a greater number .of other people than the! day  before.  BRITISH COLUMBIA" TELEPHONEECo.  Limited  THE. DEBT OF B. .C  flyi*,  ^U,H\ ALLIES are desperately short of  food. In the midst of plenty ourselves we  must face the stern reality ,of England on  shorter, rations than she has.-been for- over a  hundred years, and France .with, only three days'  food reserve. Even from their present small  supplies they are saving Italy from collapse  tnrough hunger.  Since shipping, must be concentrated on the shortest  routes, Canada, and..the United States must continue to  be practically the only source of supply.  Canada must provide wheat and meat in increasing  quantities to meet a situation that imperils the issues of  the war.  Men who can be spared for work on the farms must  serve in this way. Those who are obliged to remain in  the city or town can at least raise vegetables in their  gardens or on vacant lots.  Every effort will be made to, see that labor is forthcoming to harvest the maximum crops that farmers can  produce.  An increased spring acreage in wheat and other grain  is vitally needed. .  Stock raisers are asked to provide the- greatest possible  production  of meat,   especially  pork.  Starvation   is   threatening   our   Allies,    Everyone   in  Canada must fight by doing his or her utmost to pro  duce and to conserve food.  CANADA   FOOD   BOARD  British Columbia's estimated  revenue for the fiscal year ending March 31, 191.9, is $9,900.-  055.13, while for the same period the expenditure is $11,611-  G94.0S.    The deficit, therefore,  will be $1,711,638.95, if revenue  anticipations are realized and if  tlie provision made for expenditure is carried out in full. To  meet the deficit there will have  to be a considerable capital expenditure/ A sum of $907,200:  has to be provided for Pacific  Great Eastern account   and'   a  sum of $718,940    for. sinking  funds. ��������� If we include '$208,650-  for public works, these are.the  main expenditures which are to  come out of    capital   account.  There are to be no changes in-  taxation save, that    farm'   improvements are to be exempted.  The new income tax levy, the  surtax on farm lands, the" poll'  tax, amusement tax,   etc,,: will  remain in force.  al account, which is    provided  Tor.contingencies already mentioned, what   will   strike   the  public most in regard |o our expenditure is that it should cost  upwards of $9,500,000>;; to   administer British Columbia.     If  we are not   mistaken '"n Quebec,  with its population of^.over 2,-  000,000 is administered;, for less  Before the war our population  was 400,000.    Today we question if it is more than,. 300,000  and, lbgically^governmental expenditure should have!'|allen In  proportion.   -   We hear a good  deal about retrenchment, but it  is mostly talk or the actual cost  of administration in British Columbia has -shown lit^e if any  decline. - Jt-costs $32 jper head  of our po'pulaton eachjyear for  our. Provincial administration.  ;t.:.is;;t;rue/.wes^r^.at?^ar, but not  a dollar of that money goes in  war expenditure; sin-Quebec the  Provincial-adminifltratiou costs  uriiler'.:$.%#. head, p.f ...the population.;. It ^should be pointed out  that in this estimate-we do not  ;f consider,-any -.expenditures on  The Minister of Finance    in-  his budget speech pointed Wl^T^*"* 'f Jipe.naicur1es ������n  the revenue for the first'riinV^^^^^^^f^^Q  ������������������ ��������� sums >spent * onY-administration^  Director of  Production  VU������4*j*,  Chairman and Director  of Conservation  Director of  Agricultural Labor  W 6  Q^ayaamaaaw*^^  months of the past fiscal year  was $6,794,671.30, that is"up to,  December 31, 1917.     Obviously  it was impossible  for him. to,  give the figures for.the full year  which only closed a few days  ago.    If, however, revenue has  continued to come in   at   t.he  same  rate as  during the first'  nine months the total or .the  year would be somewhat in excess of .$9,000,000.      The   Province during the year   had, to  borrow $2,350,000 to.meet,  obligations which    the   revenue  was insufficient to cover.   Mr.  John Hart pointed but that'the  Government, in framing the.es-s.  timates, was   "animated   with  'the desire to eliminate all unr  necessary expenditures and reduce outlays to the lowest point  consistent with efficient service  and the maintenance of all need  ful operations."  ���������  Deducting from the estimates  In :Gre&t*Brifcain,'. before the war  butaUa :time..when upwards of  $250;0QO,,0,0.0,a year- was being  -expended rcn -the >, navy, and  nearly xas������. muoh on :the army,  the entirei cost.; of, ���������government  ���������administration ;was*t little more  ���������than-, $15; a head;,-: The experiences, of many, other .countries  might be ..quQte<l..to:;-prpve that  our government, administration  costs .out.ofpproportion to benefits reGeived.rr-Golqnis.V  the amount chargeable toicapit-'j ms-1919.  ��������� ' Burettes Nos..3 V<32? 3S}84, 36, 37  38, 40, 41, ..42������ 43,.andv^4,,have Just  been, issued, Joy the .Department of  Agriculture. .  In Britain previous tp the war the  government administration cost $15  a'head*  Quebec is governed..at .$5 a head  and B. 0. at:;?-32 a head. ,  The. debt of B. rC. on .March 31,  19.17 was.,$20,9.46,.9.49,98 an Increase  of ,$4,526,9.37.49 over that of 1916.  The provincial legislature has been  aRk'ed  to vote    $11,611,694.08    for  ^^^^^^mm^m^^^^mmt^^^^^^^m^M^^^^^^^MM^^l^^^^S^^^^^M^^ \  o  tt*frwn���������"���������rft^^i:v.***-^iii]>^--jjaa;n������i  ���������as=*c;  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THREE  afc-*=3s  i?  . Miss . .Connie Hodgson is  spending a .short holiday at her  home. here...Miss Hodgson expects to go overseas1 with the  next draft of nurses that will  be-sent from the Province at an  early date.  Mr.-A. E.   Catchpole has received word that his son Leslie  ,   has been transferred from the  artillery to the    Royal Flying  Cor.ps..Leslie has been with the  C. F. A.i for over three years but  the.fascination    of flying and  ,  also the'fact that his other two  ,\  brothers, Basil    and Desmond,  ar.ejirthe, aerial service,.induced, him to.  enter that" branch  : -, .alsp. .His. many    friends - here  'hope.thafthe best of,luck will  follow him and that he"'be:'as  . ,fqrtunate.'as he has been in the  '.past.:.' ��������� ���������.* ������������������    '  'Pte. Wr'ay McTaggart re turned ..home from Overseas this  week;:.    . ..^4^  Lie.ut. F.'MacKenzie, of New  Westminster,   lately    returned  from the front, was the guest of  Mr. and Mrs. Catchpole on Sunday. ...   .,  Mrs. Frost of Vancouver, is  back in Hatzic for-the-jfruitsea-  sOfl-,.',>. *;.*.;-���������    ' ,..   . '"  .:���������' Mr. .jD;',;Tiiicia>li has-purchased  a fruit. farni;:from..Mr; A. .Brea-'  ley and is back in harness again  Hatzic looks too good to Dave'  to pass up,-and ..he's right, he  surely is, by heck. ' :  ���������  The new owners of;the Hatzic Shingle-Mill 'intend.'to'.build  a new dry-kiln    and will also  add another^ saw to. the present  .. equipment. The mill expects to  ; ..be.ru'ning^befQr.e.t.he end of the  week.  The hew    management  .-.evidently, mean .busines..  ��������� Miss-Kate -McLeod-of Vaiicou  ver has .resumed her position as  book-keeper with the Island  Fruit Farm.;. -.������������������  ,' Mr.  Tooley expects to leave  .'for the.Pi:a.iri.e..this���������week, where  he .will help at t" he"seeding and  . harvesting of the golden wheat  ..     Mr: Bell expects to .move into  .ihis 'newly-.altered., house, in a  couple of days. His family ar-  . rived here from the coast last  week.  With the object   in view of  conserving the -soft- and overripe fruits and also'to take care  of the- 'surplus-   production, a  - company has been organized at  Hatzic under the name of the  Trufruit Products" Manfg. Co.  The personnel of the new company is ..entirely local men who  .are all producers-an'd who represent considerable acreage of  small fruits in-that district.  carpentry these.days.  "Mrs. T. McDonald and family'have  returned to live at Dewdney. ���������  ���������Mr. S. Burton is busy .fixing tlio  ���������tool-box on hia car. Wonder what  happened? ' .    ���������  srsae  Dewdney Doings  . Oh Tuesday, April 9 a'prdminent  citizen !of .Dewdney narrowly escaped  injuring a buggy load of women and  -' children who were proceding on their  way-to-the-'station. The chief participants of this thrilling tragedy,  were a Ford and a democrat and but  for., the clear, forsight of the occupants of the former and the skill of  ., their...chauffffeur the back wheel of  the- venerable ..carriage might have  lo$t fall Jta paint instead or one-half  Moral Keop. all ....children*away  from the switch.  Messrs A. Johnson, F. Buker and  son left this week for the Peace Ri-  '"���������ver country.  On- Friday, April" 12 the boys of  Dowdney enjoyed a stag dinner at  the home of Mr. F. McDonald. A-  mong those present were Messrs J.  Gibson; *F.; McDonald, D. McDonald  M.jHids, F. Newton; H. Newton, R.  Buker, W.  Cla.maoe iLanecof Mission City.  The pleasant evening was brought  to a close by all singing "For Ho's a  Jolly Good Fellow."  Mr! Temple and family of Vancouver have taken up their residence on  the Buker place.  Pte. C. Morrison and Pte. G. Cox  The Food Production Line  There is more urgeur,    need  for food production today���������this  year���������than at any other time in  the history of our nation. ������������������People are starving in Belgium, in  Servia, in  Poland, and in Armenia, and many������ other   quarters of the globe.    The people  of France and Great Britain are  on the verge of starvation, and  are dependent to a certain extent, on the production on the  American continent to relieve  their serious    food    problems.  Owing to transportation conditions, every ton of food stuffs,  grown  in  Canada is worth to  the Motherland two tons grown1  in India or four tons grown in  Australia,   and  if  the  country  does not raise a big crop   this  year, not only will the people of  Canada suffer, but the Mother-  land and her allies will suffer,  and their military power will be  weakened, if not paralyzed.  Realizing the serious situation existing, the "Soldiers of  the Soil" movement was launch  Geddes, Pte. G. Cox and  ed by the Canada Food Board,  mar Of  Miflffinn   Tifv.  1 ._..u. '* j.i: .  ..spent .their, last'week-end  leave  at  aQCi use these boys in    oaring  Dew.dney  Mr.  G  and as a result of the enlistment  campaign conducted, over 25,-  000 older boys have enlisted in  Canada's second line of defence  The farmers are now assured  of this labor and in all parts of  Canada will undoubtedly increase their seeding operations  Morrison is- kept  busy at  ��������� for and harvesting their crops.  In the Province of British Co-  TIIEV   ALL   SAVED   DAYLIGHT  (From   Fraser  Valley  Record.)  -Tho now saving of daylight camu  into effect on Sunday and every person got'into line right away.  ���������There wore a few minor mistakes  and acci'dcnls:  Soino .people reached' the local  churches just in time for tlio collection plate to touch them up, but that  is all righl.  One fniuilyl of four,     no     matter  who, each took it into their head to  save iin   hour.     Kacli   one     put'    the  clock ahead an  hour, dad coming' a-  loh.g lust and lixed-the alarm. Sunday  morn ing dad was in an awful pickle  'Tis said a, young man of Mission  is however in the worst plight of all.  He had  made an appointment, to see  his, young,  lady   ;it   a   eertaitr  hour.'  He arrived on (.he scene according to  the   old   time,   and   just   in' time   to  see a smarter guy,  who  had obeyed  the  government  mandate, -travel  off  with the fair damsel.     No chance to  propose that night!  .  But  the   roads  are   still   good   to  Dewdney and he may have a chance  to see her at Hatzic on the 2������th.  One farmer reported that the cows  had not read the papers as at five  o'clock on Sunday morning they were  not looking pleasant. It .took them  an hour to adjust themselves and the  milktrain had goiie.  The Hub Square barber in order to  obey the law.put the'Clock anead at  the legal hour.  A returned soldier, now a,popular young chauffeur sat up till two  holding hands���������the ha-nds of the  3lock of course," in order to see thai  they were properly moved.  The sporting  editor    missed    his  breakfast Sunday morning,    but1 on  Monday  morning'came  to  work  on (  the  old  time  but  quit  on  the  new  time.  They report that a wedding was  to take place in Vancouver at 11  o'clock in one of -the churches. The  bride was there at the proper time  but the groom not thinking of the  new order of time arrived an hour  late. The young lady had in the  meantime changed her mind and thc  preacher is out tho five spot.  The tide did not back up an hour.  People have talked about C .P. It.  time for years but we notice they  adopted the Borden time Sunday  morning and yet the trains appeal- to  run as usual.  iumbia about .1500 boys have en  listed for farm service and are  ready and anxious to, serve  their country by assisting in  greater food production. Employment has already-been arranged for nearly 500 boys.and  applications are being received  daily.  liivery, farmer in the Province  who will require thc services of  boys���������whether, it be for immediate service or later in the season���������should make application  now. Application forms are being sent out by the Department  ol' Agriculture to all Farmers'  inslidites, Wornens' institutes.,,  Hoard of Trade and Postmasters in .the Province, or may be  procured direct from tiie Department at Victoria.  Arrangements have been com  pleted willr the Education Department whereby boys are permitted to go out for farm service if required, but no boy  ���������..should' 'leave school with the  expectation of being placed until he is actually needed and receives a letter to that' effect  from Mr. James I-J. Bcatty, Associate Provincial Superintendent, Parliament Buildings, Vic  toria.  The entire province has been  divided into districts and capable boys' men, who will give  voluntary service���������ar������ ��������� being  seemed to take charge of ihe  supervision'of the boys iii eacb  district. In addition lo these  supervivoj?.. a local commtifr.e  will be appointed in each centre  to keep in constant touch with  the boys and their employers  =N������'  'lir'mr.'Mt  " J. H. JONES  funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  /i^gkinitrnsn. rxroggimiiinSg!  .-**>-���������  iL7vaJTna'W"inrorMfewR  and to assist in the supervision.  This matter has'been taken up  with the railway authorities  and we expect' to be able to  make definite announcement  regarding special rates for the  "Soldiers of the Soil" very soon  ���������S. O. S. Committee, Vancouver.  Don't let your car stand with head  -lights full on:,  It is unnecessary  m  :a*������ -T  /*y  (V-j  <������SS  ���������> ^  ���������y.i^TJ.tYvX,*;:.  m  $2,250-4  i|H|Pay-7,.'8,  Canada-V^de Appeal  "In thpusands of cases," writes an officer, "it was that first hot  cup of coffee that dragged the man back to life and sanity."  The tremendous helpfulness of the Y.M.C.A. as .an aid to thc  "morale," or fighting spirit, of the soldiers is "everywhere  praised. No wonder the Germans make every effort to smash  the Y.M.C.A. huts out of existence.  The Y.M.C.A. is everywhere. You first met the helpful,  manly. Y.M.C.A. worker in camp, then on train and boat, at  camp in England and in France; close to the firing line. Often  he risks his life to reach you. in the trenches. He has won the  warmest praise from military authorities, statesmen���������the King!  Have you a precious boy at the front? You cannot be "over  there" to guide him away from fierce temptations of camp-and  city. You cannot comfort him in his supreme hour of trial.  Your parcels to him are necessarily few. But the Y.M.C.A.,  thank God, is "over there," going where you cannot go���������doing  the very things you long to do���������doing it for you,and for him.  Will you help? This vast organization of helpfulness needs at  least $2,250,000 from Canada for 1918. For your boy's sake be  GENEROUS!!  Cheer Up and Thanh God for the Y.M.C.A.  VRY to picture yourself in the muddy cold trenches after  exciting days and long nights of mortal danger and intense nervous strain. Rushing "whiz^-bangs" and" screaming "coal boxes" are no respecters of persons. You are'hit!  But despite shock and pain you still can face the long.weary  trudge back to dressing station. Weary, overwrought ��������� and depressed, 3'ou are prey to wild imaginings of 'that other-coming,  ordeal with the surgeon. There are other- "walking wounded,"  . too!   You must wait, wait, wait.    And then---  -, Up comes a cheery Y.M.C.A.,man, the ever-present "big brother"  to the soldier, with words of manly encouragement. Close beside the dressing station the good generous folks at home have  enabled him to set up a canteen. He hands'you'biscuits, and  chocolate or coffee.  War- Work:*  Summary.   '..  There'are: ��������� G  ���������96' branches "of Canadian  Y.M.C.A. in France.  ���������79 branches inUngland.  ���������Dozens of Y.M.C.A. dug-outs  in' forward trenches under fire.  ���������Over ;120 Military Secretaries  overseas. '     ... '.,  ���������300,000letters a day written'in  Y.M.C.A. overseas buildings.  ���������$133,000 needed for athletic  equipment. (Helps morale of  soldiers.)  ���������Y.M.C.A. saved hundreds of  lives at Vimy Ridge by caring  for walking wounded.  ���������Over 100 pianos in England  and;. France, -also 300 gramophones and 27 moving picture  machines.  ���������Y.rM.;C. A. helps , boys in'  hospitals.'  ���������More than 60,000 cups of hot  tea and coffee distributed daily  in 'France���������free. Estimated  cost for 8 months, $48,000.  ���������150,000 magazines distributed  free every month. (Estimated  cost $15,000.)  ���������$125,000 used in 1917 to build.  huts in France. '  ���������Concerts, ' sirig-songs," goodnight service's and personal  interviews energetically conducted. Concerts, lectures,  etc., cost'$5,000 a month.  ���������Thousands" of soldiers decide  for the better life.  ���������Y.M.C.A:fsells' many needful  things -to soldiers for their  convenience.    Profits, if any,  ���������' all spent for benefit of soldiers.  ���������Service to boys, in j Camp  hospitals.* '���������  ���������Red Triangle Clubs forsoldicrs  in" Toronto/ St. John and  Montreal. Centres in Paris and  London for men on leave. :    ,  ���������Out   of  Red  Triangle Fund,  ��������� $75,000 to be contributed- to  the War WorlcoftheY.W.C.'A.  Boys!  Here's your chance to do a fine  stroke in the big war! Help the  Y.M.C.A. to help your big brothers overseas by joining in the  " Earn and Give  Campaign "  Six thousand Canadian older  boys are invited to earn and  give at least Ten Dollars (.?]0) to  the Red Triangle Fund. That  means $00,000 in all I Splendid 1  Five thousand dollars will be  used for boys' work in India and  China; another $5,000' for the  National Boys' Work of Canada,  and $50,000 to help big brothers  in Khaki. Ask your local  Y.M.C.A. representative for information and pledge card.  When you have subscribed one  or more units of Ten Dollars, you  will receive a beautifully engraved certificate.  National Council, Young Men's���������-Christian Association  'Campaign Directors for Western Canada  British Columbia:    J. S. Rankin, fi07 Boa.d of Trade BJd/r., Var.ccurcr  Alberta:    John Kanna, City Hail, Calgary  Saskatchewan: T. D. Pat ton, Y.M.C.A., Regina  Manitoba: J. II. Crocker, llf;G Mc Arthur Bldg., Winnipeg: THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD,  HOW  TO 01ICOW   l'OTATOKS  When' three   hundred   and   thirty-  two years ago. Sir Walter Italoigh introduced tho ])Otato from this continent info Ireland, nobody could have  forseen   or   imagined     the   immense  part  that it would  come  to  play  in  feeding  the  world.It  was  nearly  80  years   before  th  e  Royal   Society  of  England   took   up  the  cultivation   of  the potato as a cheap food in case of  famine. In another' eighty years, famine   in   Scotland   brought   the  potato  into  extensive .notice as a  cheap  article   of   food..   Another   thirty   years  saw Kranee taking notice of its value  ' Mr.' W.   T.   jMacoun,     the   bominion  Horticulturist,     briefly   explains   all  this  in  a  hundred-page  bulletin  recently   issued   by  the  Department of  Agriculture, Ottawa, in which is also  given   complete   and ' comprehensive  information as to the cultivation of  the   potato.   Mr.   Macoun   goes   fully  into.his subject, dealing with the pre  paration of the soil,,of the varieties  of  seeding, of  the  manner and   the  method   of  planting,     of   protection  against insect pests and diseases, of  the  time  to plant,  of the    districts  best suited to the different varieties,  of the care that should be taken during  growth, and of garnering,  storing,   and   shipping.   Particulars   are  also  given of  the results  of experiments and tests made at the Experimental Farms and Stations throughout   the  Dominion.   In  short,   pretty  well everything in the shape of information  that is  of  value     to  potato  growers with many exact and interesting illustrations, is to be found in  this bulletin that can be had free on  addressing the Publications  Branch,  Department of Agriculture,  Ottawa.  Mr^**e**AM*^j^u������iuaLUJi^  b. a  ^r-_t-inr-TnrilT>uu-H UiiIMrirwrMB������������ae������^  Your Ad. in This Paper  BECAUSE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE  LOOKING FOR YOUR AD.  If you COULD (although, OF COURSE, you  can't) stop every man you meet on the streets  asd ask: "Do you want to buy a pair of shoes?".  (Or any other kind of goods) You might findt  half a dozen who would say "Yes." Perhapsnot  one of these, however, would want to buy the  article you want to sell.  If your advertisement, however, were to be  printed in theo������ columns this week, it would  - "stop" EVERY MAN IN TOWN WHO WANTS  TO BUY SHOES, OR CLOTHES, OR ANY  OTHER ARTICLE���������and it wouldn't "stop" anyone who didn't want to buy- That's the beauty  of the advertising way of finding a buyer. -The  ad. finds the buyer through the simple process of  being easily and readily found BY the buyer -  And if, among the prospective buyers of goods,  there is one to whom your goods would be a bargain, and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll sell  what you want to sell.  (THIS SPACE FOR SALE)  rf  46th ANNUAL STATEiEF  of the Result of the Business of the Bank for the  Fifteen Months Ending 28th February, 1918  BOARD    OF    DIRECTORS:  SIR  JOHN  HBNDRIB,  K.C.M.G.,   C.V.O.,  President.  CYRUS A. BIRGE, Vice-President.  C   P DALTON ROBT. HOBSON W. E. PHIN  l pitblad2Nk.c. j. turnbull w. a. WOOD  J. P. BEXiLi, G-eneral Manager.  PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT  Balance at credit of Profit and "Loss Accent, 3WhN^ ill���������81 aC" 5o8 522 04  ���������V^SA%^^^^nS^^^nS^ making provision for bad and doubtful debts ....... ������M_  Appropriated as follows  ^XL^ly DMdend. at tho rate of 12 per cent, per annum  Pension Fund. Annual Assessme,^. ......... ���������;; ������������������ ���������   ������������������������������������^   .% 12  .     10,  106.81  000.00  .?450,000.00  Spec  War Tax on Bonk Note Cirouja-Uon .....  Patriotic. Red Cross a,nd Relief I'-unds ..  Bank Premises Account ���������   Balance of Profits carried forward  Hamilton, 18th Majrch,  1918.  22.106.81  37.500.00  16,050.00  50,000.00  575.656.8L  .$232,421.80  GENERAL  LIABILITIES.  To the Public:    ���������  NoUs of tho Bank in Circulatiori ...........? 5,127.111.00  Deposits  not bearmpr interest. .$16.7<1.669.6*J  Deposits   bearing-   interest,   m-  interest   accruod    to  chiding  date of statement  36,588,311.42  Balances due to other Banks in Canada  Balances due to Banks and Banking Correspondents in tho United IOn-rioni........  Balances due to Banks and Bank in* Correspondents elsewhere than in Canada and  the United Kingdom  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ������������������   Acceptances under Letters  of Credrt   $53,359,981.04  44,154.69  G88.30  1,191,407.61  [       194,917.27  $59,918,059.91  Securities  and  To the Shareholders:  Capital Stock paid in iV-innnonnn  Reserve Fund  ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������.... $3,300,000.00  Balance   of   Profits  carried   for-  ward  ���������      m~,*������i.w  $3,532,421.80  ���������DlMSS?'Sl8   1!5:..PayaW0.--'-'     ' 90.000.00  Former Dividend's unclaimed.... .6.9.9,00  3,000,000.00  3,623,120.80  $66,541,680.71  STATEMENT  ASSETS, .r  Current Coin  V^ln* ���������"* 6 024 95100  Dominion Government Notes   9^nnnncl'no  Deposit in Central Gold Reseryes........ ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� 2(J00,000.00  Deposit with the Miiueter of Finance for the  purposes of the Circulation Fund   ������n'2<non  Notes of other Banks   stin S' 68  Cheques on other Banks  -1',- ^'r^'nv  Balances due by other Banks in Canada 3Jb.f.o9.0/  Balances due by Banks and Banking Cono-  spondents  elsewhere  than  in  Canada.... l.QoJ.b^.n  $13,216,799.57  Dominion and Provincial Government Sccuri-  ties, not exceeding market value . ������������������������������������������������������������������������    3,29o,77&.J<.  Canadian Municipal Securities, and British  Foreign   and   Colonial    run  other  than  Canadian   ..............  Railway and other Bonds,   Debenture  Stocks, not exceeding market value .���������������������������������������������  Call and Short Loans (not exceed in*? thirty  days)   in   Canada,  on  Bonds,   Debentures  and Stocks '������������������ ������������������ ���������;/;:;���������  Call and Short Loans (not exceeding thirty  days) elsawhcrc than in Canada   $29,610,152.20  Other Current T>oana and Discounts In Can- ���������   .  ada (less rebate of interostY /������������������Ii::' 3J*134'198-W  Other Current Loans and Discounts elsewhere than in Canada (loss rebate of interest) ���������'���������������������������.��������� w ��������� ��������� ���������;   Real Estate othex than Bank Promises  ....  Overdue Debts, estimated 103s provided ifor  Bank Promises, at not more than cost, less  amounts written off ...... ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ������������������.���������'-' ���������  Other Assets not lnclude<l in the foregoing..  Liabilities  of   Customers   under   Letters  of        ������  Credit as per contra        i.t<t,ju.,ai  $06,541,680.71  7.541.2S0.23  674,841.02  3,487,456.13  1,400,000.00  575.106,00  407,02S. 84  175,542.30  2,145,455.13  292,590.36  JOHN S. HENDRTE. .  President.  J. P. BE-LI,, ���������  General  Manager.  AUDITORS'   REPORT ���������..,���������.  I��������� nccordxnoo with the provisions of Sub-sections 19 and 20 of Section 56 of the Bank Act, we report to the  Shar W^STvoM������aS the .hove Balance Sheet with the bookSfand ���������**j *t^^^  We have  forundPtha?rthey agreed with thc entries in me or*.**��������� ���������������  ������.-   ���������������"  ^^^atrue and correct view of the state of  the BaSk^ffi'S^AiK *SSS S oK������Ttrn^dS������thaeS SpffijlStoi given us, and as shown by the books  of the Bank C.  S.  SCOTT, | Chartered.Accountants.  K   S   READ  Hamilton, 18th March, 1918.  ion the transactions wnicn nave corne u.nu������*   ������u,  ��������� --- ������~ ~ --- Q     t ,  of the  ���������lhev agreed with thc entries in the books of the   Lank   witn   r*������ q{  Auditors.  ������  If you wish choice Vegetables this season  buy LEE'S SEEDS. We have all kinds of  Package Seeds, Onion Sets, Seed Potatoes,  Early.   All fresh seeds.  We have also a carload of Feed  ALBERT   LIE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  %\ 1  See me now about that Insurance  ���������    0  Etc., Etc  jn^#Wi J*.iM������W*  I have a large and^splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale atHow prices.  Finest  Abbo tsford  BUtJUt*������*K^  C-?Lci  H5SSE3E3  iliim'      _    !',J,J|������L'.^' ��������� '1   inr"-J-        '     ���������"���������.HMLLJIL  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished .  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY.  HUNTINGDON. B5 C.  w  i  : m  ,.  I"  9  m  &BSB8BBasaB3SBBBBBEB&  ES^ffi&E  ABBOTSFORD  DISTRICT 10ARI OF  TSABE  ZZSZ  ���������r.....i.i.iiiiwwriwg  President, Hope Alwon   Secretary, N. Hill  ^i Abbotsfe>rdf B. C.  .-.c ���������./:..?:.���������  -^ .y.;r3t Monday of Each Month  \V������-ue Lhe stcreuaiyTftSrTai^sg manufacturing sit  -A-ith uneyedk.! :��������� hoping fwtiiitioB ������nd eheap power  or information rc&wding tiie ton and fruit lands of  the district, and ifxtastfies already ratab&a&ed.  p'is-vPTI'jw"^  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.        , ���������   >r  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  ���������M/-n?w������.w"(r,'(iiaci2Jiie������r"'  ��������� sfx.W  k^mm^^^m^^^^^^^^m^^mm^^mmMWiM


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