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 ���������VI0TO1HA,   R.   cr.  ���������UW''tf}fa!/>ft?Z=*-'=i-  itb which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol, XV., 'No. 6.  4BBOTS-F0UD. B, C.   FRIDAY, "DECEMBER " 14,    1917  ������*98*>8 $1.00 PER Year  HILL'S ST  vol. r.  Our Goods are Uie  u-j������o������  Our Xmas stock of Toys, Dolls, Games, etc.  have just arrived,  assortment.  They are a   dandy  50c*  Grey Union Flannel, per, yard     All wool, good weight English Flannel, per yard . . . .$1.00  HeavyiCotton Shilling per yard ' 3U������  Good strong Bath Towels, per yard, .75$ and  .$1.00  Men's Tweed Caps'with Fur pull-downs, 75^ to . . . .$2.00  Boys' worsted ribbed stockings, a pair, 75^ and $1.00  Women's Cashmere stockings, a pair, 65$ and   S5c������  "Men's Heavy'..Wool., aii^d,union sox, a pair, 25, 35, 40, 500.  and :  ."7'5<*  ZSSXaZHSBUHCBSZS  Men's Heavy Ribbed Undersuits, per garment  Boys'. Penman, Cotton mixture, per garment  Ladies' Waists, each 750 to   S2*25  A splendid Unionist, meeting was  icld in the Cuzloy hall on Suturclaj  evening hist. ' The hail was filled about equally divided ladies  and men. Mrs.' Perry from Vancouver gave an excellent address. Mr.  Ellis of Vancouver spoke also. Mr.  Stacey, the Union candidate gave au  impressive speech.  The main theme carried away with  i he audience was that now was the  (ime to lay aside party politics, as il  was iu ihe interests of the country.  Mr. Stacey said he would deal  with the local situation first. fr  was the outcome of the first Liberal  Abbotsford convention. That convention developod into a union convention. No one moved the customary resolution of confidence in tho  leader of the liberal party. Twice  prior to that Sir Wilfrid. Laurier, had  refused to enter the coalition government and that convention there was a  genuine feeling of sorrow, dissatisfaction and wonder. It was. believed  that Sir Wilfrid had the'opportunity  of his life, and that he could have  done a magnificent service for Canada  by entering into the negotiations preferred by the P-rinie "Minister, Sir Robert Borden. He-did notsee'his way  clear to do so'. No- man rose to denounce him. There was no spirit or  thought of denunciation or hostile  criticism. It was passed over in absolute silence. Neither was there any  criticism allowed of the other politie-  ������������������ <^Mmi    ��������� ��������� ������������������������-:-r- '��������� . '���������  m  ,:������ftK:U   &3%   .,  P. B. STAGEY  Union Candidate  Best and Forest Stock of Groceries  always'osi  "Trade where the Trading is Good"  Gazley Block ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  A Vote for Stacey means you are a war-winner  TKE  TRAIL  OP THE   HUN.  Amongst 'acts in violation of th>j  laws of war proved against Germany  are the following:  Invasion of Belgium.  Savage execution of hostages.  Enormous exactions.  Despoiling of  industries.  Cutting down the'forests.  Exportation of machinery and all  other   resources.  Enslavement  of  peoples.  Raping   of   women.  Destruction of churches and libraries.  Confiscation of works of art.  Pillage in   gross  and   in  detail.  Killing the wounded.  Befouling  and   poisoning  wells.  Imprisoning unoffending non-combatants.  Girdling fruit trees.  Devastating lands and destroying  mines in reteat.  Sinking passenger boats and merchantmen without saving passengers  or crew.  Using poisonous gas and gas shells.  Projecting flames.  Treacherous   surrenders.  Sinking hospital ships. .  Strewing mines indiscriminately in  the high seas.  Killing   non-combatants   in   boatd.,  Drowning non-combatants who are.  escaping from illegally sunk siiips.  Killing non-combatants from the  air.  Bombarding hospitals.  Spreading anthrax rind glanderrs  (officially certified as to    Itoumania,  suspected as to the United States.)  Driving   women   anifl   children   in  front  of  their advancing  troops.  Cutting off thc hands of children  who strove to prevent, the raping of  their mothers.-New.'York Tribnue.  al leader. That was eschewed for  the time being. A resolution was  passed that in their judgment the  time for political dissension in the  Dominion had ceased, especially a-  mong themselves. Charlie Munro  was nominated and when he accepted  he, as the president voiced the sentiment of the convention in words to  this effect. Remember that this convention has entire confidence in you,  we give you the broadest possible  latitude. .We know not what this  nomination may lead you into. You  may have to form new lines, new political associations. Whatever you  do or fail to do, remember we are  not disposed to criticise because we  trust you .and expect you to bend  every possible effort to win this war.  That deliverance was endorsed most  heartily and unanimously by the con  In the course of  rime the  developed   and  Many of our Vernon readers hud  an opportunity last summer of listening to an eloquent addrcs from  Hon. N. W. Howell, and appreciate  his faculty of presenting his views  in a concise and forceful style. A  good example of his ability to state  his position in a few striking words  rout o whon he said :  "You see we have not left the  ���������party, but wo have taken the beat  of the party .with us. If anybody believes that a few unsuspecting Liberals have .been taken in he has only  to look at the sentiment all over the  country. .  "We have not left the party, wo  are the party, the fighting Liberals.  I was never a truer Liberal than. I  am at this hour. Nobody will be allowed to read me out of the party. '  Mr. ..Rowell referred to tho fact,  that among the important portfolios  is shown in a recent,speech at Toil) charge of Liberals were those of  militia and public works, while'Mr.  Ballautyine is in charge of marine  and fisheries and Mr. Gaidar of immigration. Mr. Crerar, an Independent presents agriculture, and Senator Robertson is the representative  of labor in  the  war cabinet.  vention.  situation developed and the Union  government was formed. Sir Robert  deserved all the credit for accomplishing what some people at tho  time deemed impossible. There was  no thought of impugning his motive,  as it was assumed they werepatriotic  and ulterior. He should always think  so of public men until compelled to  do otherwise. Mr. Munro came to  him with his resignation on Friday  and he got in touch with the vice-  president and then with the general  secretary, a gentleman living in Port  Moody. Kc told the secretary of the  resignation on Saturday and that he  should call a meeting for tlie following Thursday to consider it .uul take  some action. He did not. know Dewd-|  noy and he said to the secretary: ' U  want you to advise every liberal as-J  sociation in Dewdney that there is a Thursday at Mission  to consider Mr. Munro's action. He  demurred for a moment and later promised to notify them and ask that  delegates bo appointed. 1 also said the  time was short that if there was not  time to appoint new delegates the  convention would accept tho June  delegation at the Mission convention  on November 1st. There were no  delegates from Dewdney.  The association was not responsible for that failure. Everything  possible was done to have proper representation from tho entire district  The failure was not that of tlie  President or Vice-President much  less of the candidate. It lay at an  another door. The speaker said ha  regretted exceedingly that that part  of the riding was not represented at  Mission convention and then touched  upon his own nomination, telling how  he received it at Abbotsford later. lie  had the pleasure during the past week  or two of addressing several gatherings and it had been au inspiration  to see men on the same platform in  a political contest who five years aj;o  would not have done so.    Now they  are sitting together clothed in their  right minds and after all wcr ethoir  differences   worth   while.    He   questioned   very   much   it   tho   old   lines  would'over again be drawn so tight.  I am not hero," said the speaker iu  defend or condemn the late Borden  or Laurier governments. We arc face  to face with a better state of aifairs.  Let  the past  bury  its dead.       It is  the   all   important   present   that   wo  have to deal with, and the tremendous issues at stakecall for united ac-  | tion. He said that exception had been  taken to Premier Borden being head  of tho Union government,    but    he  maintained  that   being  head   of   tho  former governing party, it was reasonable that he should occupy   a similar position in  the  recently  formpd  administration.    Sir   Robert  had,   in  the face of groat     difficulties,     and  many  obstacles,  accomplished       (lie;  right thing,   the patriotic  thing,     in  bringing about national government.  No matter what his record ao  head  of the late government had been, for  this act he deserved credit and also  praise.    The leading men of the Liberal party who had joined the new'  government,were also being condemn  ed by a certain section of the party.  Some of the men of this wing wore  claiming that the party was cleansed  by  their  becoming  members  of  the  Union  government.     Some    of     the  men referred to he knew personally,  he  said,  and  they   were  citizens  of  ���������outstanding character    and    ability,  and the politicians who were nibbling  at  them  were  not  worthy  to   black  their boots.     Mr. Stacey. in referring  to  the  development  of Union  asked  his Liberal friends to reverse the situation, in which case would they not  expect the Conservatives to do  what  these leading liberals had done, "Lie-  fair, be men", he said.  Tlie present afforded a great oppor  (unity for men with qualities of sla-  (esnianship.said Mr. Stacey, and i!'  (hero appeared a man in the new government, with a clearer vision, grsat-  er ability raid leadership, ilian the  man now in that position in Canada,  lie would undoubtedly get th" job.  "What do we care for the political  fortunes of any man or party when  the lives of thousands of the best  of our fellow citizens arc at titako."  exclaimed the speaker. He was, he  said, in hearty and complete accord  with the Military Service Act and its  enforcement. "Before anyone questions-the principle of the act, he  should first consider the question'behind tho whole matter. Was Great  Britain entering the war?  Was-; she right in going to the defence of weaker nations and in keep  ing her solemn obligations? Where  there is no conviction there, is no action. Tf we are convinced that Gt.  Britain took the right course, conscription of men, resources, everything for honor, home and country,  follows as a consequence. Do 1 defend war? Who wants war? Who  seeks loss of sons, brothers, fathers.  WOULD BE  OUT OF  WAR.  Fuly nine-ttenths of the men registering under the compulsory service  act claim exemption from active service for one cause or another, which  proves beforehand that Sir Wilfrid's  new effort at voluntary enlistment  would be a failure. Should it be a failure he proposes a referendum on conscription.and by the time all this had  happened, presuming the people had  carried a conscription measure.practically a full year would have passed  by with the war in progress and the  Canadian troops, already in urgent  need of reinforcements, still without  any new drafts. In the event uf the  defeat of a conscription referendum.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier has no suggestion  [o make as to any future course of  action; in other words, Canada would  be out of the war.���������Calgary Herald.  'fiends, with the attendant loss, mis-  '-.ry and desolation. In our present  s;������le of civilization war is the only  ������������������.'ll \\u> 10 reaHi a better srato  witliiii tin; range of human possibility, What have we ever gained that  U, worth while without sacrifice? The  lik-Mory oi' mankind is a groping t. >  a. better civilization by way of ihe  battlefield.  lit conclusion Mr. Stacey -soid ho  was a stranger to them. He was-a  fruit grower. He had not found any  one yet who was against helping  those who were fighting and dying  for them in France and Flanders.  How could anyone vote against the  Union Government and conscription  which meant immediate help to th-i  wearied troops in the trenches. He  imagined the boys watching eagerly  ...for news of this election and upou  I.ho return of the Unionist candidates  for Wo.fitminnter shouting, "ft is all  right, boys. Fraser Valley is sound at  heart; we are shortly to get help and  it is welcome."  After the singing of the National  I Anthem the meeting was brought to  ll?  Mrs. McClennagan has gone to  Seattle to visit her son and his wife.  Mr. and. Mrs. Shore and little boy  are away for two weeks' holiday from  the C. P. R. depot. Mr. Pagan is  relieving.  Miss Ruth Murphy from Everett  is visiting Miss Shortreed.  Mrs. Arthur Ward of Vancouver  is staying with Mrs. Ryall at present.  Mr. Alder of Denman Island preened in the Presbyterian church on  Sunday morning. Miss Emily Alder  returned with him for the Christmas  holidays.  The Ladies Aid of the town will  hold their meeting at the home of  Mrs. McMurphy on Wednesday next.  Mrs. Thomas visited in Belling-'  ham last. week.  Mr. Charlie Trethewey was home  last week end.  Mrs. (Dr.) Swift and Mastor Sidney Swiff were in Vancouver last  week.  The memorial service for Pte. J. C. '  Parton was held in the Anglican  church Sunday evening. Tho lJret -  byterians gave over their service for  the evening. The Rev. Mr. Rowe conducted tho impressive ceremony .  Rev. J. L. Campbell was in Abbotsford a few days last week and moved  their furniture to Collingwood East.  '. Mrs. Henry Smith was in Abbotsford last week and has shipped her  household goods to New Westminster  where she expects to live. She will  be missed "in Abbotsford.        - - '..   "  , Mrs. Deagle was a visitor to Van-'  couver last week.  Mr. Jack McLean is back in Abbotsford again for a short while. He  is much better and has gained considerable in flesh. Jack came all the  way to Abbotsford to help in the election as well as to see his friends.  He intends returning shortly again.  BORN���������To  Mr.  and     Mrs.     John  Bates of Whatcom, a son.  .Mrs.  Coogan gave a party on Tuesday afternoon for her little girl Jessie. Twelve little boys and girls were  there and all had a good time.  a close.  mm 1*HE ABBOTSFORD P,OST.' ABBOTSFORD, & O,  jt   i    nlfi  THE .\nUOT.SFOHI> POST  viiii:;..-iiuii    t-vi-f.v    I'l-idiiy    I);.     I hft    1*o:m  |-\������'   -   ".'i|   A wi'OUly Joni ii'.i��������� ���������'-. -".i'ii v'j tin; inloves is 1)1 AlJllUldlOnl illlll Sill -'MldlllAi ili.-.-  i I K I. ' ,  Ail; UiiltiS insult: know, 'll :t|v-  pllciilion.  Uai-Al, AU\'Ki:Tlril.VU���������\'l ouiils iii'i-  Inn' inr lii-si':i. ;iii.I X funis n :in<:  \ur all >:ul)ji'(jiK'.iiL (.'nn   fciillw in .iirl iu:i.-.  O'.ir SliibbJlatli���������No'.tfcev ioi- \\uv u&lu  tlic   Uovorr.jjio.iT..  ~ VuTdA V, ' I) E(' I 'J M I! 10 It   II,   I!) I 7  Tlie Laurier Res who arc re-  1 timed soldiers appear, (::> bo  facing the issue both ways'.    An!  of these words is the word ; ary sense it means a coloration  '���������camouflage". Owing to the' that harmonizes with the land-  human interest of the method j scape, an artistic ecortlo render deceiving the enemy' which' cr  tanks   invisible,  a  gigantic  it signifies, the word has an irresistible appeal. It is not an  ordinary word.     Though heard  ou the boulevards of Paris before  thc   war,   it has  not  yet  found  its  way'in to  a   French  dictionary.    It is the verb form  of  the  word  "camoiiflcl.'",      a  example of the scene painters'  art, set up to doupe the enemy's  airplanes or observation balloons, or any form of sportive  fraud intended to deceive, the  long distance observer. Thc  use of camouflage is extending  Everything at which the binoculars of the enemy are aimed  effort on (hoir-pjirl    is    being! whiff of  smoke blown   in   the is now camouflage. The jirmiei3  made no doubt on iJiuir part to j face as an  affront, or to con-  be sure  winners.       Laurier  is fuse an antagonist in a brawl.  not for conscription. Ih'.v some  of his candidates are. That ir.  .they are riming varicr .false  colors���������the full, colors o\' ih/������  Laurierites and the partial colors of the union governmen'.  Is that what is called "'Camouflage"?  English as she is spok.o suyp.  i'-rows faster than any other  tongue owing to the readiness  with which its speakers adopi  foreign words and incorporate  them with thc language by familiar use. ' The war has mo;.-;"  naturally added many words tc  English.    The most interesting  As a noun camouflage may be  art acknowledged word perpetuated in English dictionaries  before it is endorsed by (hat  highly conservative body, the  Academy .of France, whose  members must certify a woru  before it is admitted to a  French lexicon. On the boulevards before the war to camouflage meant to humbug. Thai  is its meaning at the front today. The word has in a touch  of scorn for an enemy rather  easily imposed upon, according  to popular' supposition. It is  already firmly embedded in the  military glossary.    In  a mil it-  have corps of 'camouflageers  who are daily growing more expert iu the creation of marvellous delusions and mirages.  " v/ KS> -"���������*.-"'������������������ ������*  >.,���������k,*N .*'\_*-'*v->^'*'  TO[nCTmrasffi2Kra.i.-JJSK������JBKr^^^  j.L������ri k '-il.- ���������'C> ���������&. \.-y :��������� i, <j  i 'M* ������T*\ *."���������.>*' '.".-. *rr*.  & >. .i.'f; ;;'i c5j;'  *  1  Fed-  ���������^ 7  eral District m Westminster  Having accepted the unanimous nom-  ate for the House of Commons, I beg to state  briefly ihe ground upon which I solicit your  endorsalion and support.  : The world is engaged in the greatest  and most awful conflict that the human  race has ever -known. As a part of the British nation we are in the struggle in order to  maintain liberty at d truth and honor and a  lasting piiaee among men. Thousands of  our best and bravest Canadian sons have  paid the supreme sacrifice that these principles should not perish from the earth.  Thousands more are counting their lives  not dear unto them so that we and all other  nations may cherish those ideals which are  I the soul and substance of- our civilization.  Stripped of all trimming and verbiage, the  great question before the people of Canada  w is  i us:  vtiad we set aside our petty  & I*,*?]  r ������ (i /������  it?;  w  3  party differences, our affiliations ana our  ambitions, and unite with each other in a  solemn purpose and pledge to be true to our  heroic volunteers in ihe last man and the  j  last dollar?    The Union Government policy  \  is   tremendous  '3  and platform answers  question in ihe affirmative. The Opposition policy does not even suggest such a program.  Let us keep ihe real issue clearly and  constant^ before ?.is and not allow it to be  obscured by part?; or personal appeals. The  late Borden Govarnn-^d is not now on trial,  much- less ,any. act of ihe previous Laurier  administration.  A'Coalition Government has been formed with a new and definite national policy,a  policy of patriotism and progress. The Opposition policy is���������Who can explain or  harmonize it?  I. have the honor to solicit your support  as the Union Government Candidate.  F.B. STACEY,  Chilliwack, B. C.  WHAT THE PRESS SAY:  In the face of a common enemy and I  a common danger to tho empire,  stanch Liberals and stanch Conservatives have forgotten their imaginary differences and have come together to form one strong party that will  have for.its object (.he successful prosecution of the war.���������Ashcroi't .lourn-  nal.  The Toronto Globe says that    the 1  Union   label   in   this   olection ..stands  for a war policy with no shoddy in it.  Believers in Union government do  not. have to endorse members of l.ho  Hordcn cabinot individually. It is  thc cabinet as a whole they are interested in and the big principle that,  brought its individual members together.���������Calgary Herald.  Wo believo that the best and sanest commercial opinion of the province of British Columbia will stand  solidly behind tlie need for supporting to the last man and the last dollar the efforts of our brave soldiers,  some of whom have made die supreme sacrifice, and whose memory  must not be sullied by any departure  by the Canadian nation from the stern  task to which our hand has been sot.  ���������Industrial Progress.  The anti-Union forces as lined up  now in the constituencies, represent  no great principle. * They carry the  banner and -shout the- battle-cry of  scuttle, skodaddle and bolt. , Motives  ABBOTSFORD   DISTRICT BOARD OF   TRADE  ���������^President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting HeldFirst Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and.fruit lands of  uv the district, arid industries already established.        J)  Government stands for but one idea.  Tt stands for'tho winning of the war.  It stands I'or tho elimination of all  factors which would tend-to decrease  the efllciency of the country for that  purpose. It is created that all purely  domestic issues should be subordinated; that supreme attention may be  given to the one great task���������that of  winning the war, in so far as Canada may he able to attain that object.  That is all that Union Government  means to Canada. It has. no other  significance. The man who sinks his  party to support Union Government  is not forsaking that party. He is mer  ely making it possible in the futue to  continue that party's policies without  am not important and  no  questions     _  pro asked Everyone can help-who is ely making it possible in the futue to BIRTH'���������To Rev. and Mrs. J. R.  making for the hole in' the fence.��������� continue that party's policies without Butler of Mission City, on December  Montreal Star. .    '< ������������������    .'" the interference of the German Emp-'lOth at the General Hospital, Vancou-  " Let it be remembered that Union eror.���������Winnipeg Telegram. |ver, a son.  Supporting Sir Wilfrid hiuirier  The only two newspapers In Western Canada���������Tho Edmonton Bulletin  and   the   Calgary   News-Telegram���������-/  that are supporting Sir Wilfrid Laurier in this campaign are purely political mouthpieces. The former is owned by Mr. Frank Oliver, Sir Wilfrid's  chief lieutenant, and the latter is under option to a group of Laurier Liberals. The rest of the press in'the  West is a unit in supporting the army  in Flanders.���������Vancouver Sun.  Liberals and Conservatives are United  The People Must Unite to  1  A Laurier-Bourassa Victory means deserting our boys in the trenches  for over a year, throwing up our hands and quitting! Don't shout  "Kamerad5- under the Referendum proposal. Come out and fight  for Union Government.  4&  IF LAURIER WINS:  (1) Canada will send no more  reinforcements to the front, which  practically means quitting the war and  placing the country in the same class  as 'Russia.  (2) The French-Canadians who hava  shirked their duty in this war will  be the dominating force in the Govern-  merit of the country.  .... -������mmnwM.>.i  m m**Mnmutiu**r*ram*>K!i ������������ww^iit������,jMijKBynp>wwraw������'%*wo'.i'g Trzrsn rcr/rwn h  15  ARE THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE PREPARED  TO STAND FOR THAT ?  It is because the French-Canadians have not done their duty that Conscription  had to be resorted to.  The French-Canadians have made it perfectly clear that they do not like the war  and are against Canada participating in it further. Some of them even go to  the length of saying that the soldiers should be brought back from the front.  The Nationalists are demanding that the men who have been enrolled under the  Military Service Act be disbanded and sent back to their homes. To secure the  Nationalist support Laurier-Liberal candidates in'Quebec have signed the following  pledge:��������� <  "I, the undersigned, candidate in the Federal Elections, undertake by these presents;  if I am elected, to demand the immediate suspension of thc Military Service Act, 1917,  and of all its effects until Canadian electors have pronounced by way of plebiscite; and  should the majority of the electors condemn it, that it be considered as null from its  origin and that in consequence all conscripts be disbanded."  "I also undertake to vote against any Government which should refuse to adopt the  above enunciated policy."  This Advertisement is inserted by The Unionist Party Publicity Committee tf  I  ���������w,liMin������iWM.-������irfi������'''.-rivfVTi>������->������'<*fTw**������/www������m*v������^^Mw>������'irrww^������������i������i-m-  THft ABBOTSFORD  POST,  ABBOTSFORD,  B.  C.  isiiiis^^ .  i.   jj^'^.ji'jaiiHa  W. A. Ferguson, killed.  I-J. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  H. R. Gray, killed.  E. 0. Collinson, killed.  A. Ames, killed.  .. J. F. Green, killed.  Chas. Wooler,  (Killed)  A. Witchell   (Killed)  M. Mallalue (Killed)  R.. Hughes (Killed) - -  H.. Green (Killed)  0. Kidwell, killed.   ���������    ���������  John G illen,. (Killed)  Sergt.  C. T.- McPhee  (KTd)  Geo, Knpx, died���������; pneumonia.  A.- J. Munro, (Prisoner)  L. Trethewey,' (Gassed) -  .Wm. Morgan (Invalided)  ���������������������������&: McPhee (Wounded)  D.  Campbell;  (Wounded)  ' Albert Davenport (Wound'd)  F. Brown, invalided.  Sid Montgomery. (Killed)  J. L. Sansom, (Returned)  Joe Mathers (Killed)  Arthur Croke,, (Prisoner)  .E. A. Chapman (Killed)  T. M. Hutton,   Killed) "m. M.  Stanley Attwood (Killed)  A. C. Dudden (Shell Shock)  M. W. Copeland (Gassed) M.C  A. F. Flumefelt (Killed) '  Robert Gillen (Wounded)  G. N. Gillett (returned)  G. Gough (Gassed)  A. Healey (Returned)  C. I-Iulton-I-Iarrop, M. C.  Fred Knox (Wounded)   .  P. D. McLagan (Killed)  J. C. Parton (Killed)  A. Pegram, (Wounded)  Maj. B. Pottinger (Killed)  B. W. Stithern (Pris. of War)  Walker Wallace (Wounded)  J. Welch (Died of Wounds)  .Percy Wilson, '(Returned)  Manlitis Zeigler (Returned)  A. G. Adams.  E. Anderton.  J. Aitken.  H. Arnold.  F. Beale.  Steve Beebe  G. Bayes.  Hilliard Boyd..  Ed Barrett..  J. Bousfield.  W. Bowmanv '.,  A. A. F. Callan.  J. H. Campbell  . W. Campbell.,"'  Tom Campbell.  E. .Chamberlain.  Alex. Chisholni  Fred Colbourn'e    '  T. Davis.  T. Donnelly.  J. Downie.  Paul Diitase  .-  Andy Ellwood.   ..  Wm. Evans  Norman Evans  Geo. Fadden^  A. A. Fermorir.  J. Fermor  S. Finch.  . J. Fraser,  Clarence Gazley.  D. Geddes.  E. B. de la Giroday  H. Gordon.  H.  Grimley.  J. Hands.  G. E., Hayes.  A. Hicks.  0. Hicks.  Robt. Higginson  Matt Higginson.  A. Hill-Tout.  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  V. Hulton-Harrop.  K. Huggard.  Ed Hunt  Wm. Hunt  II. Johnston.  J. Kirkbride.  S. Knott.  Henry Knox.  W. Laird.  Geo. E. Leary  Roy Mains  David Mathers  T. Mawson.  Frank McCaiium  J. McCormack.  , Kenneth McGilivray.  Stewart McGillivray  II. McKinnon  .' Wm. Mclntyre  Matt Nelsoni'  Peter Pearson. -  ��������� T-. Perks.  . R. Peters.  T. Porter  S. Ramsay  John Rhodes  M. Rhodes.  N. Rucker  Geo. Sharp.  Robt. Sim.  H. Skipworth.  John Sinclair.  R. Smart,.  T. Smeeton.  H. D. Straiton  A. Teng.  W. W. Thaw  T. Usher.  Walker Wallace  Gordon Walters  Harold Walters  Thos. Walters  Andrew Wells  A. Williams.  Jo. Willett  J. 0. Williams.  Percy Wilson.  Warren Welch  &-  <<?/.'  , who are left behind, going to contribute  e e  anadian patriotic rund, as our share,  le '������������������ sacrifice oi  ���������ervice.  ose who  ve  or en-  ive a monthly subscription.  ppwMPfwiPi^^ppi  _F>#4������ ���������^'jiTM THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABB0TSFORD,  M������tHlVW<i������PfVrttf������.',������'������HM^*������tur ��������� ������������W������TM������rwU������***������tt'Ttf/M  M'.unrr' "* ������������������ I J?*ti.**arawr*Am-m*Airf a at *mr ��������� ��������������� mw'Mi'wwiiMi  ta-M������������i>w������japn  .AKl'J  TO   is JO   li'Ol'M)  The Manitoba b'roe Press, which  has Ion;; occupied the position-of the  leading Liberal paper, in tii-'J West,  has this to say rcffardiiif;- the coiupo;  it Ion of'the Union Government:  "Any romofu expectation of vic.lory  that the opponents of Union <<ov(jrii-  menl. may have in' based upon l.lie  hope I hat'by confii.siiiK I ho in.s'.ios and  by skilful misrepresentation, laryn  numbers of tho doctors may be (rapped imo voting ;igai:isl. Ihe A'ovoni-'  monl. despilu a, desire on I, I mi." part-  that, Ganada should not fail Lo do her  full duty to her sous at lliu front and  to her Allies I'or tho remainder ol tlie  war.'  "i\raiurally ono of the prini-j oiiiooU  of th:K strategy is to roiain in (!u  opposition ranks tho lar;;..\-jf possible  number of Liberals. With Hir ^Yilfrk:  Laiiriur, who for thirty .years v."\s the  'unquestioned leader of tiie Liberals  as their leader, the opposition lays  claim to tho title "Liberal" and  makes au appeal to those feelu'iys oi  party loyalty which in the past have  been so powerful..  "To make the appeal sufficiently  effective to attain the object aimed  at, th������.������y find it essential to maintain  the illusion that not only is thc Laur-  ier-Liberal-Nation'alist party of today  identical with the old Liberal party in  personnel, policies and leadership, hut  they, must also make the' people believe that the Unionist movement is  nothing more or less than tho old  Conservative party in a new dress.  "Here they are conirouted by v.  very real 'difficulty, it cannot be denied that the Union government contains some very prominent Liberals ol  Dominion wide reputation; and that  they have the open support of other  Liberals equally prominent and of a  vast number of Liberal electors.  There is only one way 10 face this  situation, and the Laurier-Liberals  electors. There is only ono' way to  face this situation, and the Laurier-  Liberals have taken it. This in. will!  a wave of the hand,, to consign a:l  these Liberals to outer darkness. It is  charged that they all have been  transformed over night info Tories.  They have, it is alleged, become reactionists; they have foresworn their  principles for office; and so forth and  bo on. The Union government It is  charged, is merely the old Borden  government, and all these Liberals  were formerly the most aggressive op-  posents of that government have, so  it is alleged, abandoned their'opposition for reasons which are discreditable to themselves.  "This is,a very tall story, indeed,  and those who purvey it are finding :i  great deal .of trouble in making It  "stick", to, use an expressive eollo-  ' quiaJIsm. ' The ridiculousness .if the  whole contention Is apparent to every  man who has any knowledge of Canadian politics and is capable of thinking consecutively for as much as two  minutes.  "The most truly progressive Liberal governments that Canada has  ever seen are those of the three  prairie provinces. Two of these governments, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  are directly represented'in the Uniua  government. Mr. Caider was 'he originator of the progressibe measures  which have given Saskatchewan distinction among the provinces of Canada; and he was the administrator  who gave effect to them. Mr. Caider  is a member of the Union government  and the progressive Liberals of Saskatchewan are supporting him.  "Arthur L. Sifton, during his seven  yeais' premiership of Alberta, placed  on the statute books progressive  measure after measure.Arthur f-iift&n  was invincible in Alberca, because everyone know him for a raclioai. a democrat, and a progressive. He is o.  member of the Union government.  The farmers' organisations in  Western Canada have been the seed-  plots of progressive thought i'or the  whole Dominion. If Western Canada  Is irretrievably committed to Liberal  and Democratic ideals of government,  and administration, it is due largely  to this progressive propaganda which  has been carried on throughout t;it  length and breadth of the .land by  these agencies. The loaders of :he farmer:)' democratic movement in every  province of Canada are behind Union  movement. T. A. Crerar's integrity of  character and devotion to democratic  principles cannot be challenged. lie is  minister of agriculture in the Union  Manitoba Grain Growers' Association,  It: C. Henders, is the Union government candidate in Macdonald, Manitoba. The president of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, J.  A. Maharg, has already been elected  by acclamation In Maple Creek as a  supporter of the Unio" government.  H. W. Wood, head ot tne United Farmers of Alberta, and likewise president of .the Dominion Council uf Agriculture, :1s actively suporting -the  Union government.  Seven out of the nine Canadian  provinces have Liberal prime ministers.  i'L.\t.\   T! 10 TOUTS  KOR  HONRST  MION  JMclNNES AX DiH'AKTIN  This  election  'flin ismie is,  is a  rcforeiidum.  Klia'.l we put tlie whole forco of this  count!y behind tho war in men, munitions and money.  < Or shall   we put. our further contributions to the war on the Russian tllc p-rGat eastern French-Can-  William Wallace Bruce Mc-  lniK;s lias averred that the jtcss  of Canada was in the pay, of tho  Union Party���������a. dangerous and  wholly untrue statement, but  some of it was not, as'witness  bi  si:  Mr. and Mrs. Joe Holliday wish to  thank all those friends who contributed   Sowers;   and   in  other  ways  expressed   the   many   acts   of   kindness  during  their  recent   bereavement in  the loss of their little son, Vincont.  ..ihIh: Talk, accompanied by a furious papers, one of which was  cramblo lor office. ,      _   l    '        ��������� .  .    .   NT  There nro'individuuis who got pur-j Le Droit���������Stacpoole at, Naillll ���������  pie in i.ho face when fold that this is   mo,  the choice:  they insist that thore are j    ��������� j<jX-Jlldge McIlllies!     Wonder  0,1km; important issues,which will de-      j    fc {d  L    g^t/<Ex': be_  l.onnine Ihe casting of their votes.     I"       ..       ,    -,     ,      ' o  An elector in this frame of mind, fore the Judges name?  can give any reason he chooses to his!      But nobody, believes that Joe  neighbors and his consdeunco for tho' Martin got any money for boost  ballot he casts; but when it is oast it j |ng  Laurier.     you  knpw  years  WllGoingi0ou with tlie.war or getting\ ago  Laurier, turned Joe down,  out of the war: j for reasons that need    not - be  Itemeuiboring   our   troops   in   tho ��������� liere stated.     NOW both are g'et-  lickl or forgetting them u       Q,1(1  and JoG  being a pi3ace-  Kouping  faith   with   the  living,  or!       fa        ������  deporting tho living and dishonoring  the dead.  l'lvory man, evory woman who  marks a ballot in the .coming election will be in one camp or the other.  Whether.thoy arc for tho war or,  against the war; whether they are  for National   Honor or National  Ro-  ful man, wishes to make good  in the eyes of his old-chief tain.  Thus ho woos him.   .  R.F. Green,'at-Kaslo, stated  that he had appealed to Kaslo  audiences before on many oc-  creaney will be determined by the | casioilS. and issues, and U011-  \\'AY TMLY VOTK���������not by the. way I t]]e .)resent occasion he did not  they' talk   nor   by   tho   excuses   H������ey " a]J,jeai. before a Kaalo audleilce  .nay give  This iu not an oioction where a man as a Conservative.    There was  only one issue in the election  and that issue was if Canada  i was going to keep the proud  place that her boys had made  for her on fighting line. Personalities did not count In this  election and throughout the  Dominion Unionism _ was complete with the exception . of.  ���������Quebec'  With  regard  to    the    War  Times Election Act, it was.; the  ,-,ot-,,t.-,     . u a ���������!      ������   same thing as Sir Wilfrid Lauiv  ?REME and overshadowing���������there is j .-        . ������ .  no room for any other consideration j ler had placed in lorce. for-bas-  than that of National Duty in ��������� tho i katchewan and Alberta when.  casting of the vote. J they were made into provinces,-  This election is a matter of .life., t had been provided with .cer-  '-'-.,y tii)   with   his  vote  what lie  wili  ���������oail'orfing himself with the thought.  ���������iat it is not a  matter of !iny  vi'.ai  I'.portanco whether he votes for the  .���������iglit or wrong.  In tho elections in tho old days of  peace men wore influenced by numberless considerations���������party allog-  .anco, personal liking, business . connections,- religious affiliations, ^social  associations. flections theii were  iargoly contests������between persons, mo-  dlfieil by considerations of public poi-.  icy.        , .     -  But today    THE    ISSUE    IS %SU-  The Next Issue-of the Greater Vancouver Telephone -Directory Closes  on December 10 th, 1917  If .you are contemplating new aervice,pr;maklng any  change. in^-OE additions .to your present,service, you .should  send in notification in writings not,later ���������<3,.,apove  date, in order that you may take advantage of the new  directory listings.  Advertisers will find the-telephoiie,.direotory;am excellent medium, covering the whole of the Lower Mainland, .going into every office .and almost every home.-  .  BRITISH-COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  or DM ATM; and,a  BULLET.  Shall your bullet ring.against the  armcr'ofthe obscene beastthat; eni:  ergiug from the lairs of ancient Hun-  do m is tramping the nations-of the  world beneath his swinish.iteet?  Or shall it (by reason of inadvertence, carelessness or ignorance,) find  lodgment in the heart of Canada? '.  There is but one issue; and every  elector by his attitude  be judged by his conscience, by. his  community, by his sons and.daughters, and by posterity.  This is the testing time. -This is'the  Day of Battle. "Quit yourselves like  Men".���������Winnipeg  Free  Press.-  Taking Comfort From -Cuniula  Grieving mothers in the United  States who have-seen .their, boys- away to what seems.,almost  '���������ertain death in war can read the lig-  iires printed about the first Canadian  contingent and be comforted. No; sol-  diors of our country will encounter  greater, risks than have those in this  contingent. It has been'in the Tore-  front of the fighting, as the frequent  ,-itorios of Its brilliant .'achievuirients  have proved. Accounts .of .the daring  of its troops have filled column.}. It  has undoubtedly lost more of its'total  numbers than the average group of  lighting men, yet the statistics, show  ..hat ist total mortality in three years  ;jas been ,2627. Out of the 33,000  .iio went across to Europe in'.'19"1.4,  hero are more than 3 0,000 alive -to.-  day and not only alive but better in  -lealth and better in every way than  ��������� hey would be if they had remained  .t th is wt;ik in which they we.'") em-  olcvt'd at home.���������Detroit Fre-2 1'ivsa.  tain additional safeguards, he  i -:-d. The new  vided' for the enfranchisement.  ���������of women relatives ofr'.soldiero  and was all right. An"d-it,>was  only fair to ask the-aliens;(to  give up their franchise.;under  the existing conditions.1  At the above meeting; ;Rev.  ���������Dr. Calvert made an efficient  chairman, says the Kootenaian  and in opening the ^.meeting-  said :  That his audience ..was- ;no.  more surprised than he .himself  in finding him acting:as,-chairman of a political meeting.vJBut:  he stated he was; openly, in  favor of the Unionist side, -be-.  cause he believed that .politics  should be forgotten at thepret.  ent' time so that every effort  might be put forth in doing.our.  share towards tlie winning . of.  the war.  No Deserters at tlie Front  During one of his recent  :'ne .^rime Minister quoted an mter-  jstir.g passage  rrorn a  report  found  .���������n  one   of   the  German  officers  cap-  '{'-.'d on Vimy Riuge.   ��������� In that document of  the  Joss  of important .portions on the ridge was attributed, to  ..he inability of the Germans to oo-  ai:i information of what was''going  jn in the    Canadian    lines ��������� because  'there are no deserters from the Can:  adian  army.'/  There are no deserters    from    the  Canadian army    at the ���������  front,    but,  days the Victoria Times; this cannot  bo  Haid   of  all   Canadians  at   home.  there are in Canada at this moment  'people  who are advocating thc.t  the  .whole Dominion    shall    desert,    that  the part  of the .population which-is  comfortably established thousands of  lilies from the scene of suffering and  :acrifjce  shot;Id   turn  its  back   upon  .ts soldlt'i-s and  indirectly assist  the  enemy on the plea that "Canada has  done enough in the war."���������Slin.  So long as Laurier lives, he  will have one friend when .-all  others fail. Fred Wade,-k.,; C.;.  for services rendered, .will, always talk of 'Me and Laurier'  or of 'I told Wilf so.' "Fred-has  succeded in  British Columbia; Blessings  on thee, my little man!  Hon. Mackenzie King, a salaried  employee of John D. Rockefeller,- is-  Laurier-Liberal candidate iii North  York. Now, if he wore 'a''candidate  for the Union government, what a  roar would go up to the-heavens a  bout the interference of big business  i':i Dominion politics.���������Winnipeg Free  Prts.  COAL.for-DEI  Aahet^ford FesdStore  Cash   Wkh  Order  ���������f5  I.  '  -fo  Our Groceries   are the Freshest  $8.00,';.CPJBQME ...GlYTEtf AWAY  A number^ is/Slxen... :wlth every  pound.of Malkin;s;,Teft. .-  You migfct,hold,the.lucky; number.  You nedd the pound of tea In any  case. Buy-now from-Aibert itee.  Our  Bread;;%;-.;ithe-:Very Best  imumjwBHimMBffBPffB  ALBERT, '&������������,; -rGrocer .^and  .*  iiHHWiniiM  T=������^N  See me -now afeeut that Insurance  I ">,ili'j,Vr ������ >)���������>'      I-"  I haYe(a;iargercindv splendid supply ;of  RaspbensyiG^ne&ifor salejat low prices.  Finest, quality... /  'm*wm3i5Bfii*ti$Rj^  - v.ty  1 J. H. JONES  |  Funeral Director  Farmers' and Travelers  ���������Newly Furnished  Thorough^ Modern.  A dance in aid of the Overseas  fund of the Y. M. C. A. will be held  in ihe Mission Poller Rink or. Friday, December 28th. Mackness Orchestra. Gentlemen 75������ Ladies 2o������f.  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Pbone Connection. Mission City  M.   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C.


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