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 I \  ������;>..  vtf  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XL, No. 7.  abbotsford. b,c. Friday,. December 3, 1915  8 $1.00 per Year  - >  DESCRIBES TRIP 'ACROSS  THE ATLANTIC TO CAMP  (From the Fraser Y>lley Record)  Dear Editor:  MOVING  INTO NICE  NEW  HOME   THIS   WIWK  New, fresh Christmas  Groceries now in stock  Christmas  Goods. Are  ''"-"Arriving Daily..:  Abbotsford, B. C.  Your Ad. in This Paper  BECAUSE THE BIGHT PEOPLE ARE  LOOKING FOB 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 find  half a dozen who would say "Yes." Perhaps not  one of these, however, would want to buy the  article you want to sell.  If your advertisement, however, were to be  printed in these columns this week, it would  "stop" EVERY MAN IN TOWN WHO WANTS  TO BUY SHOES, OR CLOTHES, OR ANY  OTHER ARTICLE���������and it wouldn't "stop" anyone who didn't want to buy- That's the beauty  of the advertising way of finding a buyer. The  ad. finds the buyer through the simple process of  being easily, and readily found BY the buyer -  And if, among the prospective buyers of goods,  there is one to whom your goods would be a bargain, and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll sell  what you want to sell.  (THIS SPACE FOR SALE)  I  I am afraid I am lather tardy in  sending tho second part of our trip,  but botwcen having 'good times, and  otherwise,' I have failed to/do so.  But there are two things 1 will men  tion before I continue; first I am  giving a true description of my impressions, and not intentionally making' any false" statements. The second Is on an entirely different subject; often readers on picking up the  local paper, complain there is nothing  of interest therein, but let one and  all. contribute an article now - and  then, and our paper would be the  best in the dear old Fraser Valley.  We left  the boys on a siding on  ttie'butskirts of Montreal in the last  letter, so we will pick'them up where  we left off on the evening of the 30th  During  the njEht,- the train     ran  down alongside the docks.    The boys  all piled off; it was rather cold, but  a   glorious   starlight  night..   Everything was quiet No one was present  save .the  troops"   themselves.       We  were   soon   embarked  on  the   S.   S.  Scandinavian, and' assigned > to    our  state rooms on the.lcwer deck.    The  boys were'tired, and,hastily "rolled  in". As the writer came on deck oii  the next'morning, two tugs were towing -the transfer' from- her- berth," a.-  longside 'the .pier, the. time being a-  bout 7,-a. m.' .- ;' ..��������� '  ���������' .The rtrocps'cheei"ed-lustily,-and, all  the whistles'sounded as .we'-.passed  down the "Ion*; water-front; while  factory.girls waved us, farewell; from  the upstair windows.. Thus our ���������sea  voyage was begun.1  It .was a perfect autumn morning  cool, and .bracing: we passed several,  crafts, and scenery on both banks of  the driver was lovely.'. / The screws  turned very slowly, and it was growing dark' as we aproached Quebec.  We were able to get a good view of  the famous ��������� Quebec Bridge, as it  stands about half completed. A body  of steel workers were busily working  on the structure. It will certainly  be a noble bridge when it is. completed. One cannot Gaze on the gigantic framework rising aloft in the  air, without being overcome with admiration for the men avIio planned  and engineered it. By the time we  were opposite Quebec City it was  quite dark. Torches were waved  from the windows of tho houses on  the water-front, and all the whistles  of! the steamers broke forth in a chorus; one steamer, especially broke  forth in a series of-short blasts sound  ing so comical that' it brought roars  of laughter from the troops. The  boys were all singing, whooping or  cheering. On passing Quebec the  channel became wider and the screws  began to work at full speed, and the  vessel began to glide through water  at a fair rate oh their way across the  pond. Thus passed- the 1st of October, the first day of pur voyage,  Now let us return to our companions and quarters.  The five hundred boys from Vernon did not compose the whole transport load by a long way. There were  drafts from the 74th, 75th and 76th  Battalions respectively, each draft  being two hundred and fifty strong;  also, a company of Army Service  Corps, one hundred strong, making a  total of 1181 officers and men on  board. The ship's crew numbered  two hundred and sixty eight. Our  state rooms were very comfortable  containing from two to six beds. The  dining saloons were managed by  the ship's stewards, who gave us no  cause for complaint.  The morning of October 2 dawned bright and clear; land being plainly visible on both sides. We were  hugging more or less to the south  shore; farms and villages were plainly visible. Towards noon the southern shore became more rugged, and  only small fishing villages appeared.  The Gulf had become much wider,  and the north shore was hardly discernible. As it was growing dark  about 5:30 p. m. Anticosti Island appeared away in the distance to the  north. -  The writer will give you the notes  in   his   diary:   As  a  description   of  Sunday, October 3rd:  Land appears some    distance  f Messrs Hill and Spencer have moved into their nice new store in the  Gazley block and will be able to meet  their customers nearer the centre of  the town now. The corner*-stor,e is  now one' of the best General Scores  outside of the large cities. Being the  picture, of- neatness ..it should entice  buyers'to spend their money there.  ritlSSIiYTKKION   CHUROIff  BAZAAR  " District S. S. Institutes were held  this .week in Chilliwack on Wednes-'  day and in Abbotsford on Thursday  These institutes are under the auspices of the Presbytery's religious  education committee! and presided  over by Rev. J. H. Millar of Cedar  Cottage, who is assisted by leaders  in'S. S. work.    ���������  starboard, and port, on coming on  deck, and remains in sight till noon  Several small islands also sighted.  Cailor sighed to" starboard.and steam  er to port. Services held in the dining saloon in the evening.  On October 4th'we saw the last of  America early "in the morning away  to port. The land was probably  Cape Race. The sea was running  smooth, and the boys played all sorts  of games on the deck.  October 5th: Morning clear and  bright, sea.has more ofi a swell. A-  bout ten per cent became sea sick.  Afternoon becomes cloudy, and wind  rises; steamer .sighted on horizon to  starboard. A "guard of sixty mounted 4 p. m.  The remainder ofi. the voyage was  much/the^same.--- ~One~eu-rious~ fact  I will mention, that sea gulls followed  for, seven days.  -- On the nVoyning of the .ninth we  were;supposed to be in the danger  zone, but no one betrayed signs of  nervousness About five p. .m. we  were'picked-up. by. an escort of two  Destroyers,. ' We had .the satisfaction'" before'going below that night of  seeing the gleam of a lighthouse.  The writer rose at 5:30 a. m. October 10th. The ship-was nearing the  entrance of the harbor at slow speed  Soon a barque named Sir Walter  Raleigh came out and dropped alon-  side.  The S. S. Scandinavian dropped anchor in Plymouth' harbour, and three  barques and a naval tug were soon  alongside. Several wind-jammers  and a troopship were in the harbor.  We had breakfast, then disembarked  on the barques. By the time the  operation was complete, and we were  stau'dinvj safely on the pier it was  9:45 a. m., making it exactly two  weeks to the hour since we left Ver-  ���������ncn.  So long, for the present,  Yours truly,,.  429535.  Good-progress has'been made with  this bazaar to be'held in the Masonic  Hall on December 11th at from 3 to  10 p. nv. The Ladies Aid-will look  after the home cooking stall and also serve light refreshments afternoon  and "evening. The Young People's-  Society are to run the Candy stall  and wiirh'aye a tasty supply of sweet  meats'.       "���������  Many valuable articles have been  presented this week, while the work  party is busy all the time.  . Moderate prices for. everything.will  be the rule. . ���������  Mrs. J. A. McGowan and Mrs. F. A.  Clark are conveners.  AN APPEAL TO WORK  Will all the ladies who can sew  and can spare the time please come  to the Red Cross Rooms on Thursday  afternoons. Work is waiting to be  done and our soldiers are still lighting.  PERSONALS  Mrs.  Millar of  Clayburn   .is  guest at the Manse this week.  the  Tne Ladies' -Aid met this week in  the home of Mrs. Geo.  Kerr.  The Abbotsford Male Quartette is  rehearsing once a week���������Watt till  you hear them.'   ���������  It is reported that there'will, be, no  less than three weddings in,Clayburn in the .near future.  ��������� Mr.  Millar of  Clayburn  preached,  pre-Communion sermon in the Presbyterian church on Friday evening.  On Tuesday next, December 7th at.  three o'clock p .m.,The usual monthly meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be  held in the Presbyterian church. All  members are urgently, requested to  attend.  Among.those registered at the Abbotsford Hotel during the past week  were A .Pollock, New Westminster;  N White, Vancouver; Thos Campbell  r' Worth, S. Conroy, W. R. Wilgress  Vancouver; W. B. Jones, Blaine; R.  Jones, Blaine; J. G. Harkness, Milner  The DainVTea served by Mrs. H.  B Hill at her home on Wednesday  was well atended by the Ladies of  the town and district, and a nice  sum added to the funds of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid. Assisting Mrs.  Hill, were Madam Parton and Madam  McCallum.  We make them and sell them for less  than you can buy the ingredients. They are mao>  from only the freshest and most wholesome goods.  Your Christmas feast will be incomplete without one  Our Fresh Xmas Candies are the best. Ganong's  and Cowan's Chocolates, etc.,  We  are  headquarters for- ALMOND   PASTE for     ���������  icing Christmas Cakes, and a Fresh Stock of Mixed  Peal that has: just arrived from the Old Country.  We Also Have Received a Large Shipment of  All-British-Made Toys.   All Kinds of Novelties  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,        -       -      -    "'���������-      ���������-       -       B-c-  Hulft  Iv '*���������'��������� *&,!���������"���������.*������   VC.T  P* IJi      Sljfc   *���������������������������    -u        ��������� ������������������ tHE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  C.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published livery Friday by The Post  Publishing  Company'.  Abbotsford and district  ipplicaiion  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   agin'   tlie   (Government  J. A. BATES, -       - Editor.and Proprietor  weekly Journal devoted to the interests of  Advertising  rates  nude  known   on  FRIDAY,   DEC ISM BE II-  191!  Right thinking people.have decided  that the "Booster" must go. Probably a true definition of a "Booster" would be one who gets under  something, boosting it high up in  tlie air with nothing under 'A but air;  when he withdraws his support, the  thing  boosted  falls flat to the earth  ��������� and hitting hard in its fall is in a  much worse condition than before it  was boosted. As the antithesis of  this wo have something which wc  wish to call to "Constructive Optimist" one who makes better everything  with which he comos in contact; one  who elevates much,in the manner of  ,a successful house-raiser, who puts a  firm foundation under that,which he  is raising  foot >hy  foot as  the work  progresses.     Having this  firm   foundation, the work of a "Constructive  Opimist" consists in the buildng up  of a community, not through  direct  appeal for. the good of any one industry, but rather through the development of everything good alcng.the  -   lines of educational, rural    interest  and civic life.    The      "Constructive  Optimist" knows thoroughly the main  facts of the life of his city.county.and  territory, and goes out of his way to  give' this information in  a truthful,  direct manner to all with  whom he  may   conic in   contact,   at   the- safe  time making the recipient of the information feel that he is doin.q    ihe  "   "Constructive Optimist" a favor ���������   by  allowing him  to  give this  in forma'-  tion.  Possibly one ol the best examples of  this constructive work in the United  States,  or. perhaps in the world  for  that matter, is found in the campaign  of education which is being carried  .  on   by   Perry   G   Holden,   Industrial  Director of the International Harvester Company, than whom there is no  better  apostle- of   better  agriculture  and better live stock, who has gone  over the United States preaching better  rural  conditions  in  the  schools  and in the homes; better corn, better  alfalfa, better live stock, and during  all of his campaigning on the special  ��������� trains and in other ways, no mention  is ever allowed to be .made "of the  International Harvester Company's  manufactured product.   . j  It   is   told   than   an  International  Harvester  Company's    agent,     who  happened to  be  travelling  with  the  demonstration  train through a section of his territory, began enthusiastically, at a certain gathering, to expiate  on  the  International  Harvest  er  Company's   machines.     Much  his surprise he was immediately called to order by Professor Holden and  when the train left that town the enthusiastic agent was left sanding on  the platform.  While we are holding the funeral  over the "Booster" it might not be  amiss to bury" the "Knocker"; at the  same time in its place we would have  the "Destructive Pessimist," a much  more gloomy and more forbidding-  creature. Some few people do not  mind being "Knockers", but they  would hesitate seriously before having the name "Destructive Pessimist"  attached to them.���������American Exchange.  he certainly underestimates the kind  of stuff that Canadians are made of.  Wonder if Ford will ever be able  to have even a five minute chat wilh  any of the Canadian or British or  French soldiers who defend tho Es-  French soldiers who defend the Es-  Uut then patriotism was always held  lightly by the ordinary citizen of the  Ford class. Patriotism is different  from making autos. '  ��������� Too many young people depend on  their father's money taking them  through this world, and their mother's prayers making everything all  right for the next.    '  The trouble with most young men  is that they ,do not understand the  dignity of manual labor. They -do  not realize that honors and fortune  may be more readily gained outside  of the so-called learned professions  than in,.them; and that it is just as  honorable to swing a hammer or to  hold a plow as it is to make a.speech  in court or to amputate a limb. The  lesson young men should be taught  as early as possible is that it is not  so much what a man does for a living  as how hedoes it, and that manual  labor is  as  honorable as  any other.  Then taking the new condition of  affairs and calling a spade a spade,  that is a "knocker" .a "destructive  pessimist" one has great reason to  believe that the latter has always  been with us and taking a very large  part in the ordinary every day affairs of'the business of any community. The man who will not strain a  point to help a local institution that  is deserving of help is really destroying instead of knocking. It is the  local institutions that build up a town  or a community; and every-man who  makes his living' in a town or community should at all times strive to  help local ,-institutions, where money  has been already, invested.  Every town has its advantages and  should make the most of them    Every town is peculiarly fitted for some  one enterprise  more  than     another,  ami as soon as it is ascertained what  would   be   most   conducive     to     tho  growth  and  prosperity of  the place  the citizens should take hold of| the  matter and push it for all there is in  it.    One  man  cannot make a town.  The newspaper cannot do it. But one  man or a newspaper with the help of  the.wide awake men of the place all  pulling   together   can   make   a  wide  difference  in  a  place.       Every man  whosucceeds in a town is a help to it.  The more money he makes,    if    he  spends it, the better for the community.    The  larger  business  he builds  up, the more he advertises, the more  attention is called to the town.      A  man canno  build  up  an    honorable  business  in a town  without helping  the town.     A town cannot build up  without helping the county. The interest of one  is  the interest of all.  The rivalry that sometimes exists between towns in the same county    is  'J- j short sighted policy. .  To us it loks as though the trade  of the country is so scattered that the  town which puts  forth  the most effort in that direction will eventually  succed in landing farjnore than her  legitimate share of business. At present while time hand's  on  the  hands  of the average  man,  he  takes time  to look around, and then spends his  money where it will go the farthest,  and to us it seems that the merchant  who offers  him ��������� good values  for his  money,  will  eventually  reap  golden  rewards.     This   fact   we   would   impress upon tbe minds of the people  and we would also ask them to aid us  in establishing the fact  that in our  town  can  be  found  uetter  bargains  than in many of the larger cities. If  we once get this idea established our  town will soon be handling far more  trade than rightfully belongs to her.  Let us join hands and make this' so.  When you hear a man sneering at  the local papers, the local hardware;  institutions   you   can   safely   bet   he'  does not spend' his time or his money  making them better:     They who do  not see a  benefit arising to a town  from its local stores, or its newspaper  haven't as much sense as a cove oyster, and are as much value to a town  as a ten-year.-old     delinquent    to  a  newspaper.���������Exchange.  NKWSPIipM'THE TRENCHES  (FronTFraser Valley'Record) ',  'Every week hews is received in  Mission by the friends or relatives of  the boys in the .trenches 'somewhere  in Fance'. ��������� Many, of these'letter's are  ertremely interesting, not particularly always for what-they contain, but  eveyone is glad always to know the  boys whoh ave left, and are takiag  the long."chances' <',for the defence of  the Empire, are getting along well  and' are cheerful. Many more of  these letters should be published for  various reasons.  , One of the great needs of the boys  is socks, .aiid'.niore socks; and rn'ore'  socks, .and yet more socks. ��������� When  the boys write home that a conversation is being held to. discuss the  question of whether it would 'be best  to go fishing' or 'to go boating'- it  gives an idea of what the surroundings are���������it must be wet. ..  Another need of the boys is chewing tobacco. There are many times  when they" cannot smoke and they  find chewing takes the place of smoking. The boys fancies should be considered in this respect. We want to  know that'they are' cneerl'ul and fit.  So if you. have any idea of sending  a present to the boys that you know  or arc interested in, include a couple  of plugs of chewing, and lot it be the  very best. .  '   ���������    ���������  Word   reaches   many  of  the   boys  friends  this week  that they arc  all  feeling, fit  and   fine.    Mr. 'Wharton  has Yeceivcd word that his' son Jim  is well and still takes his turn at the  trenches;  Mr.  Catherwood hears regularly, and Phil is enjoying life in  the trenches, when it comes his turn.  Pte. Chas Bray is well; Pte. 1-1. Hum-  phries who wrote so interestingly a"  short time ago does his little bit as  ���������cheerfully  as   ever.  This paper has been privileged to  quote the following from, a loiter received from Pte. Charles Stokes; to  the  'folks at  home':  "This letter .leaves me    fine    and  dandy but a little dull. We have had  two weeks steady rain and there is  lots  ofi water around  the sandbags.  Phil, Charlie ,Bray and myself were  lucky  this  time,  we  got  a  dug   out  with a fire place in it.    It is fine inside.    We   sure   are   a   hot   looking  bunch of toughs, mud from head to  foot and  have sacks wound around  our legs to keep the mud off. I love  Flanders but the roof of home would  look  good,;sometimes.       Things  are  pretty  quiet  along  here  these  days  you, can not hear a shot.    I'suppose  the Fritzs are in out of the rain "like  ourselves.    I am-glad to hear-that all'  the young fellows are joining now. I  can sit here and look out of the door  and there are two graves of British!  soldiers.    There are hundreds hereabouts.    We are only about 80 yards I  from the German front line, but they  are pretty hard to see.    I have seen  only  two  or.' three  of  them  so  far.  We saw a-British and a German aeroplane  fifth t  the  other   day  and  the  British bought the Hun down in'-our  lines. If you send a parcel put in a  few pair of socks as they are hard to  get   over   here  andv'the  way  things  look we will need thorn this winter.  Another a few days later, says that  they are out of the trenches for a rest  again.   -  all be used for to buy materials for  sawin'-g  work  for  the winter.  A very fine' paper was given by  Mrs. Henry on "Home Industries."  A button hole contest made a little'pleasant change'from the ordinary business of the meeting. Mrs.  Skipper- and Mrs. Henry, carried off  tne prizes. Tlie sewing meeting will  be held every week at Mrs. Hickling's  home instead of, every, other week as  formerly arranged.        '  Deroche   News  A .very enjoyable concert was given'in  the Deroche  Hall  under the  ,able chairmanship of    Mr.    Maxwell  Smith on Friday night .the 26th hist  The lady entertainers were Mrs. Basil' and  Miss Helen    Gardom,    Mrs.-  Ross, (Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. and Miss Pye  Mrs. Lilly and Miss Welcher, and the'  gentlemen  who  took  part, were  Mr. -  Sawyer Mr.^Gibbs and Mr. Creelman  After the concert and refreshments  had been served the visitors indulged in dancing which was kept up until the early hours of morning. Mrs.  C. J. Cooper ,the secretary of the local   Branch   was  able   to  hand  over  to the  Dewdney  Branch of the Red  Cross   Society   the   sum   of,    $2d.b0  realized  from  an  exceptionally    'on- .  joyable night's  entertainment.  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary,.N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regard ing manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  \ftthe district, and industries already established, ,v.  J),  A WASH JS A JOV  when one's bath room is rendered '  luxurious by our ornamental and  open work plumbing. It's an artistic triumph. Have flic bath room  a joy. Let your plumbing arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments of the art will  permit.    We'll show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing; Shop  Old Creamery Bldjr Abbotsford  /fc  Your Photograph^  ^Nothing  will  "add more .-to  the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk  at home. ������-   ������������������.  Some of Abbotsford boys will be  hearing news when they find that at  the present time a prominent American citizen is planning to have all the  boys 'strike' and walk out of the  trenches, thus bringing the war to an  end   before Christmas.    Poor    Ford  Salt added to water in which colored dresses are washed .will prevent  fading. ^  A pinch of salt on-- the tongue, followed by a drink of cold water, will  cure sick headache.  Salt hardens the gums and makes  the teeth white.  DRS. G8L3ERT ��������� HANNA -ANDERSON  British?    Columbia's      Leading        Dentists  hav-  hava  than  WHY PAY BIG DENTAL CHARGES ?  You will more than save your faro to Vancouver.by  ing your dental work done in our Vancouver offices. We  special arrangements TO SAVE YOUR TIME. Not more  two days are required to complete your work.-.  OUR PRICES ARE ABOUT.ONE-HALF THOSE CHARGED BY OTHER DENTISTS.  All work GUARANTEED and performed WITHOUT THE  SLIGHTEST PAIN.  UR. WLBERTS BMNLCSSUS... _ _��������� _  Second Floor, DominionB% ZQlhastinqs St. W. Cot. Camhie_  \/AHCQU\fER  "The country around here is a lot  like Dewdney and Ma'tqui. There are  a few hills but not very hign and not  very much bush. It is a lot like  England with its hedges; and the  roads are very good but very hard to  walk on. The .weather is very  much like B. C weather at this time  of the year���������the sun is out nice today, but it gets pretty cold at nights.  There was white frost last night. I  am going to try to get a pass to-morrow and' go down to see the other  boys. They are in the 7th Battalion  about four miles from us. I do not  know if they are out of the trenches  or not but will take a chance. Charlie  Bray, Phil and myself are all together, but Herbert is in another platoon.  Gordon Catch pole is in B. Company. I.  don't see him very much.  "Some days we "are unable to  smoke and it is a happy soldier who  has a few plugs of McDonald's chewing tobacco among his belongings."  After reading about the life of the  trenches the battlefields do not seem  so far away.  A few days ago Mr. George Hallam  received a letter from a friend saying  that he had seen Pte. Weatherhead in  England.  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B.  C.      :-:  HATZIC WOMEN'S INSTITUTE  See me now about that Insurance  The Hatzic Women's Institute met  the third Thursday of the month as  usual. The weather not being fine  only sixteen members at ten led.  The treasurer's report showed a  sum of $56.97.cleared at the Hallowe'en Festival besides $18.75, the money taken for the picture donated by  Mrs. Fripp. Out of the money collected for the Machine Gun Fund  that was handed over to the Women's  Institute $25.00 has been sent to the  Prisoners of War Fund and $25 to  the Mission District Branch of the  Canadian Patriotic Society. The remainder of the money will probably  o  iHilC.  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  1  Abbotsford  I  H  ���������    "H  Ji  .������* fj  l'f  I  n  it  I  1 ,H  1 THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ntf>  *   ������������������������?(���������  -kW  PRINTING ABILITY  To assure  patrons  of printing a  thoroughly appropriate-and artistic product  . - requires both a theoretical and a practic-  ��������� al knowledge���������in other words a mental  .conception  as well as a practical  one.  Both are at your service.  BATES; The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  OUR PRINTING  Is always good, because it possesses the  , qualities that go to make up good Printing: correct topography, good press work  harmony of color and appropriate stock'  selection���������these are all the earmarks of  Bates'  Printing���������the worth-while kind.  BATES/ The Printer JOB DEPARTMETN  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SERVICE  The shop is equipped with every modern  device necessary for ,the execution of  high-grade Printing, and pur working  facilities are so ample that prompt  service is both a pleasure and a possibility..  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  SB-'.   >  w  PRINTING SATISFACTION  Years of practical knowledge and an" extensive and modern plant equipment assure patrons ..a. service that cannot be'  surpassed.     A telephone call will place  the order.     Our Number is 520.  If busy order by 'phone.    .  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING OE GREAT VARIETY  We are: equipped :to -handle every kind  and quality of Printing���������Business; Fruit  -;'/'"'.Growers, Fruit Lists, Publications���������in  from one to ' four < colors. Satisfaction  . ��������� guaranteed or no charge is made for the  work, which can be returned. *  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  COMMERCIAL PRINTING  Such as Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads, Cards Circulars Statements and  ���������in fact anything in the way of Printing���������will receive intelligent attention-  arid a thorough highgrade production  if left in our care.  BATES, The Printer���������JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  POSTER PRINTING  We print large xand small Posters of all  kinds���������any color of paper or ink." Our  .prices for this kind of work is. cheaper  than in the cities, and the quality .of pa-\  per and .ink is just as:good. No rent to  pay.*is part of the secret:;        ..      ':  BATJES, The Printer^���������JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PUBLICATION PRINTING  We have unrivaled facilities for execu-  ing all kinds of Printing, as is attested  . ^ by the large amount of Printing we have  handled in the last seven years. ��������� Quality  . of work unsurpassed, and delivery in  time assured..       ' ' .  BATES, The Printer IjOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  Hub Square  Publicity - Proves - Profita  Mission City  ������      A.    &#,  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ^ -*���������.���������������..*       C fr ���������- -    - ���������  J*-      'jy-  The Sumas Snows calls us "Our  contemptuous contemporary". Nothing doing, fellow! The Post is no  "contempoary" of any foreign publication, especially any of pro-German  tendencies, who first start calling  names, and getting a dose of his own  medicine calls it purile. Why not  call it Longfellow's putrid Lyniber-  ger at once? Jim Hill knows'all a-  bout it anyhow.  Mr. Robert Gillen of the Royal  Bank was obliged to keep in-doors  on account of a severe cold for part  of this week.  Quarterly communion will be hold  next Sunday in' the Presbyterian  churches at Abbotsford at 11 a. m.  and at Huntingdon at 3 p. m.  ,. Mr. Frank Munroe on receiving  the appointment of. road overseer resigned from,.the reeveship of Sumas  and Mr. Lamson, councillor has been  chosen chairman of the council till  another reeve is elected.  Thursday evening December 9th  at the home of Mr. F. J. Boyd, the  W. A. of Abbotsford will give one of  their popular social evenings. All  invited and made welcome. Come  and have a good time and help along  the funds' of the society. Refreshments and collection.  25 cents, more Tobacco than a private individual can purchase in a retail store and send to the front'for  a dollar.  Sample Package���������The contents are  of good, sound quality and sample  packages can be seen at the office of  any newspaper supporting'the fund,  so that persons desirous ol* inspecting tho. same may know just what is  being sent, to the front.  , Contents of Package-���������Each contribution of 25 cents will supply a  package containing 50 best quality  Canadian manufactured "cigarettes,  one-fifth of a pound of Canadian best  quality manufactured tobacco, a box  of matches and a reply post card.  Reply Post Card���������The object of  the post card is to enable the recipient to. acknowledge the gift. The  subscriber's name and address are  wn'tten on the post card'and the soldier at the front has merely to write  his-1 banks on the back. These post  cards -bring the sender into personal  touch with the receiver and a collection of them' make mostinteresting  war souvenirs.  known henceforth "Our Lady of the  One Hundred ��������� Thqusand Christmas  Presents."  r It, is proverbially a difficult thing  to select Christmas'gifts, but in making their choice, the National Service Committee have the assurance  of Gen. Alderson wlio is. in command  of our forces over seas, that their  present is of the., utmost possible  practical value to the man at the  front.  ��������� Our national Christmas box is a  pocket book or wallet containing  writing paper envelopes and pencils  it will be-suitably inscribed "Christmas greeting to our brave soldiers  from their Canadian Home" and will  be.preserved not only for its utility  but for its value as an historical memento.  It will form part of every soldier's  kit, as an eloquent certificate of the  affection and pride of thee������>eople of  Canada. Going with him, carried on  his person wherever he goes it will  constitute,  aa it ,were  a bodily link  Lying off, in the distance, the warship was satisfied that the tramp was  not "going lame," but was waiting  for something. Having arrived at  that .conclusion,'the neutral was approached in, the usual .way, and an  examination was made. In the mak-  'ing of the examination' the "gullible  and unsuspecting" Britisher- rather  scored. The officer entrusted with  that duty did not spend much time  over it. That- was not necessary. He  was apparetnly satisfied as to'-bona  fide of the tramp when he shouted a  cheery "good-bye" and returned to  the ship. His report .was'- to the  point whilst "looking at nothing"  he. had seen enough to be certain  that the vessol was neither a neutral  nor an innocent tramp steamer with  a defect in the engine-room. The  wars'hip disappeared and the tramp  "limped" along with no more than'  steerage-way on, as before.  A Combination of Lights  Throughout eleven    weary    hours  patient eyes and ready    guns    were  Distribution   of   Packages-  It   is  MUNICIPAL  NOTICE  The Court of Revision for the 191������  Voters' List will be held in the Municipal Hall, Upper Sumas, Friday the  10th day of December, 1915..  OLIVER BLATCHFORI),  Clerk  CANADA'S  TOBACCO FUND  Organized by the Overseas Club  Facts  and details  as to  the  Working of the Fund  The Demand���������There are 70,000  Canadian soldiers on the firing line.  The number is increasing every week.  Tobacco is an essential to these men  best to leave the distribution of the  parcels to the Overseas Club, who,  by a carefully arranged system,plan  the -distribution of the gifts in equal  proportions amongst the various regiments, and if a contributor expresses his wishes in this respect, giving  regimental number and full particulars, every effort will be made to secure delivery. The Overseas Club  are now engaged in making arrangements to increase the efficiency of  this part of- their service.  On Active Service Only���������Packages may be sent to tho British Navy  the British Army or the Belgian Army, but in the case of Belgian soldiers it is impissible to makedelivery  to individuals.  Where To Place the Money���������Mon-  el received for the Tobacco Fund  should be paid in at least twice a  month, to either the Bank of Montreal, the Canadian Bank of Commerce, the Union Bank of Canada,  the Dominion Bank, the Bank of Hamilton,  the  Bank  of Toronto,     the  between our soldier and his country,   turned on that    unsuspecting    merit   .,,;ii   i.���������   ���������   .,..���������i.���������i   ���������r   n ,u     > .'.. . .     ,      , ....  It will be a symbol of Canadian un  ity   more  full  of  meaning than  the  much vaunted Iron Cross.,  The value of those one hundred  thousand presents v/ill 'be, like the  value of all true Christmas' gifts,  their intrinsic, sentimental value.  Their cost in cash will be only $2 5,-  000 representing 1,000,000 quarters  from 100,000 doners or Ics3 than one  third of a cent from each inhabitant  of Canada. This project therefore  should escape criticism on the score  of expense  A  MADE  IN   BRITISH  COLUMBIA  BOOK  with but few exceptions.  The  Supply���������To  fill   the  demand'?an* of Toronto, the Bank of Nova  7 0,000 .packets or more are required  each week. .Not one tenth of this  quantity is being supplied. Each pack  age costs 25 cents. To supply the  demand 70,000' weekly subscribers  are required.  All the Money for Tobacco���������Every  cent contributed is expended in the  purchase of Canadian manufactured  , Tobacco and Cigarettes to be sent to  Canadian soldiers at the front.  a  No Expenses���������The ^ whole of the  organization expenses* are borne by  Overseas Club.  No Duty���������The Canadian, British,  French and Belgian governments  have agreed respectively to the ma-J  nufacture of Tobacco in bond and  that all Customs duties shall be re*,  mitted.  No Freight Charges���������The Steamship Companies have .granted generous concessions in the matter of ocean rates. The British authorities  have undertaken to carry the Tobacco to the men on the firing line free  of any charge.  Maximum Value���������These concess-  sions, together with the special terms  aranged with the manufacturers, viz  The' Imperial Tbacco Company  Canada, and the Tuckett Tobacco  Company Limited, of Hamilton, Ontario, make it possible to supply for  Scotia, the Bank ofi Ottawa or the  Northern Crown Bank, together with  a list of contributors with names and  addresses written legibly in ' order  that the post cards may be correctly  addressed.  Further Information���������Any further  information regarding the Fund will  be gladly given on application to the  Office of the Overseas Club, Room  28, Windsor Hotel Montreal.  FRANCIS R. JONES,  Organizing; Secretary.  Mr. Pollough Pogue, .reviewing the  "Skookum Chuck Fables" in the Van  couver Sun a few days ago, confesses that there is no real live British  Columbia literature,.  "When I open a'new book which  has been entirely made in British  Columbia I dp not expect very much  When I find, as sometimes happens  that there is something'good in it, I  am all the more .agreeably surprised"  But he confesses that, he has fallen  upon one "that would like to travel  on.its own feet into wider markets".  "'The book in which I lately wandered to scoff, but stayed to read, has  a peculiar character; it has some sort  chatman, and at length darkness fell.  Then-there was vouchsafed the watchers that for which they had waited  so long���������the combination of lights  on the neutral. It was a clever combination.,, Having learned all that  she seemed likely to learn by waiting  and being now certain that anything  that was about to happen to the cargo  stea'mor would not bo seen by any  submarines that ihight be about, tbe  warship made a move in' the darkness. During the whole cloven hours  the position of<the suspect had hardly  changed. The extra lights of the combination suddenly vanished on the  tramp as the cruiser bore nearer, and  thatj was the first indication to the  invisible fighting ship that the crew  of the tramp had heard the rumble  of machinery somewhere and were  taking precautions.  Then an astounding thing happened. - On the tramp a section of the'  darkness materialized in the most  startling fashion, arid from it there  poured over the merchant ship a  a crowd of sturdy fellows who dash-,  ed for the bridge and dived for the  engine room and had.the ship in their  hands arid her crew prisoners within  five i "minutes. ��������� The cruiser, slipping  up in the blackness, had laid her long,  slim bows' alongside as sweetly, as  ever she had'laid them along a^ jetty,  overtake a battle cruiser which .was  running at well over thirty miles an  hour, and. to put. the' admiral' .on  board without delay..,  The Attack was "opened out" to  the task, and it maybe questioned  if ever her designers dreamt of the  speed she developed. The ������������������ Princess  Royal was overhauled, but kept on  her furious way, her tuns crashing  out unceasingly. Steadily the Attack worked closer, arid very soon,  with engine-room responding ���������, with  marvellous precision to the demands  of the bridge, she was reduced in  speed to enable her absolutely to  cling to the speeding leviathan ahead  .of her, and with, both vessels' rushing alony at that .terrific pace the'admiral passed from the destroyer to  the battle cruiser and resumed his  place iri the action.  'ROUGH ON RATS" clears out Rats  Mice, etc-. Don't Die in the House.,  ,- 15c'and 25c, at Drug and Country  , Stores. ���������   ���������  Many Uses For Salt  By adding a' little salt to tho water  cut flowers may bo kept frosh much  longer. , ��������� (\  By using very line, dry salt as one  would snuff for colds, hay Cover may  bo relieved.  A shallow teaspoonful of salt-dissolved in a cupful of hot water will  relievo dyspepsia and , Indigestion.  Salt and pineapple juice will cure  mild cases ol' gastritis  Smooth flatirons'by rubbing over  dry salt.  Sprinkle dry salt on'carpots and  rugs before sweeping.  His wife���������This paper says an army  of one hundred thousand men has  wrecked a railroad in Belgiuiri.   '"  Railroad Magnate���������What a waste  of energy! A'board of five directors  could have done it just as thoroughly- ���������    .    ; .    .-  of restlessness, as.-if. .it were not. "con  tent to remain placidly in British Col- and the' landing party assembled'for  umbia but would, like to .travel "and'ward did the rest-    The crew of. the  A National Christmas Present For  Our National Army in Europe  The National Service committee,  the coalition government for war purposes of all the prominent women's  organizations such as the National  Council1 of Women, the Daughters of  the Empire, the United Empire Loyalists, the Wmen's Institutes-and others have initiated a national campaign to carry out a very happy and  ingenious Christmas idea.  On Christmas morning every one  of our national army in Europe is to  receive a national Christmas present  emblematic of the Yuletide good wish  es of every town and city and proof vince of the Dominion. For the occasion, Canada is to become. St. Nicholas on an unprecedented scale.  Our   "Lady  of   the  Snows"   will   be  A  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton,' Jteef, Veal, Pork Sausages,' Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  see life in. other fields."  The compliment on the part of Mr  Pollough Pogue has been very- gratefully received by the author in his  humble quarters iri the dry  belt of  British Columbia... But the "Skookum. Chuck Fables" has already stepped   over  the  boundary line  of the  province, and enquiies have been received from Ontario,    the State    of  Washington, and from New York City  so that the fame of the little Ash-  croft book is reaching  out far and  wide.  "It is., the tales of correctly foreshortened and presented natives of  the Dry Belt that are the strongest  Hard Times Hance and Cultus  Johnny are wild animals we have  all met and they are well done. They  are simple and true and the stories  injvhich they appear have the simple  appeal that a number of tales  in popular magazines lack. The  book is freely splashed with Chinook  and the native speech of the dry belt  Indians. Some of the stories- have humour, and one or two are almost hilarious. The tales, or fiables, as the  author calls them, are good plain  sound British Columbia stuff and deserve   readers."���������Exchange.  CRUISER AND  TRAMP  tramp  had no time to' do.-anything  in 'the way of warning anyone. -....  -. It was smart work, and a valuable  capture. Stores of food, drums of oil  fuel," and spare torpedoes were carried under the sham cargo of the  supply ship'. She was steamed into  port by her prize crew, and' she  steamed very well indeed.. It is'said  she was steamed out of port again riot  long after, and .that on resuming her  uninterrupted duties with a new crew  she exercised a distinctly demoraliz-  in influence upon certain units of  the submarine-service of the enemy.  Fight at Racing Speed  The feat of steamship involved in  laying the cruiser alongside her  quarry so suddenly and so closely in  the darkness was noteworthy, buton  the occasion of the fight at racing  speed between our battle cruisers  and those of-the enemy, off, the Dog^  ger Bank, last January, there was  provided a no less notable example of  the splendid skill with which the  fighting ships are controlled. , -  , It will be remembered that when  the Lion dropped out of action, Admiral Beatty transferred his flag to  the -Princess Royal. The Princess  Royal, steaming at full power, was  using her guns with effect upon the  fleeing enemy, without intermission.  To recall her from that, work in order that the .admiral might get on  board was apparently not thought of  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  ' 'Furnisher of Funeral Supplies -  Phone Connection. Mission City  Df3QE3QOQl3QElHD[3aDOnr3DQ  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshcer  $889:  -CS9<3  ABBOTSFORD, B. C       -  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,'  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.00  PER   DAY  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  exandna  ������GffiSc:  The "barging about the North Eea"  to   which   Rear   Admiral   Sir   David  Beatty recently alluded,, while it has  she" had to De^vertaken^nd recailed*  lacked the one great_ opportunity of a To catch hertlfe Admiral boarded the  smashmg. contest with the    enemy s Attack.-/The destrdyer was-asked,to  feet has included    many    incidents  which, were they known, would   add  to the nation's gratitude Ao the navy.  The Scotsman has been permitted  to lift the veil a little, and an article  by. a  special   correspondent   reveals  two feats of seamanship which sent  a grin round the Fleet end helped to  nerve our sailors  for  the  continual  strain of watching. The writer states  Many of our tars will recall one  such incident which involved quite a  feat of seamanship. ���������   It occurred out  on the North Sea, and possibly a little west of the Long Forties.      Just  about twelve months have gone since  the affair, but it still raises a smile  in certain quarters. A fast,. light  cruiser of our navy on a very dull  morning, after a calm, cold night,  sighted a cargo vessel under a neutral flag, and came to regard her  with" some suspicion. The "tramp"  was kept under observation for a long  time before she" received any evidence  at all of being wa������ched. To outside  appearance, the neutral was in that  condition which brings to his mouth  the heart, of a skipper expectant of  salvage and no doubt more than one  trawler that morning had glanced at  her hopefully, and again and again,  for a signal that she had broken down  and wanted a tow.  Carriage and Repair Work of  -'  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed .  Next to Alexandria Hotel .  HUNTINGDON B; C.  Robson Bros.  Poultry Tonic  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B  C.  I  r-(  -71  .1  1*1  i  i  i  n  :/(l  II


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