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 With which isJnc6rpdrate3:l"The;Him Star"  /       i  Vol. IX., No. 12.  4BB0TSF0RD,   B,' Ci-L^FWDAY::\DE^MBER&^ 1914'' , <s^^S $1.00 PER. YEAR  :.^r,  To the residents of Abbotsford and vicinity:;  I wish to announce that for a short time I am making a Special.. "  Cut on all lines in my Store. The reason is that'I-M^ST havernioney,, \f  as my creditors rae pushing me very hard at presenrt. ,.   ���������*    \\KX~*?. < ~s  In this ad. you will find some prices quoted that, quality-con-' V  sidered, it will be impossible to get under anywhere in B. CS "/'&(* :"-'  * ' <��������� - ;>-'C   -1 %     * *      ';'���������-. '-  BAKING  POWDER���������  Price's   2^ lbs   $1.00  Price's   12   oz    35c  Price's 5 lb  , $2.00  Magic   12   oz    '. 20c  'Magic-2 % lbs  45c  Magic 5  lbs  ...'...83c  Eggo 16 oz ~...~....15c  CEREALS���������  . Quaker Oats, 5lbs   25c  .^;^Quirifer^Oats7"' 5 fesf-'T-'Jl-SSc'  TEAS--- i  B. R. Tea, 3lbs $1.00  Nabob   50c  for    40c  Tetley"s 50c for  40c  Malkin's  Best   ..-. 40c  Braid's" Best    40c  Lipton's  50c for  40c  Canned     Tomatoes,     Corn,  Pear and Beans, per can 10c  - . >i > ��������� -v> i-      - ��������� <��������� -     , - ,  Sugar,.lOOlbs for $7.00 ,  ������-'  'SKr  Bacon  per  lb ��������� :i-./.-..7.:.....v.a&c  Ham,   per   hV f. ..19c '  ,Dry Salt -Porlc per^lb"-L:.''..i6c^  Rolled " Boneless :' Shoulder '  per 'lb '   RAISINS &"  Best* 16. oz" .  /  -i  :18c.  .-CURRANTS .i"v>  >.k.<(>..iia......JLvv    1      ^ *  Carnation Flakes .:.'..v..~.V. 30c  kellog;s corn- flakes ,  " '  Three^f6������;V. ........l.:������.25c *  u - ��������� ' QUAKER" CORN-FLAKES .  ^   . Three*.for ** :..'..?.....r>25ci  .,,  >:. s: w.OBi'scuit e?...::{r:e.:ioc '?  ";B;f'&:-'-KV.NationaL20tt)..$iWo^;  ><    . ^ugar,' oW V������r iT*Vn '  ',.,- B;;'&r-K.\'7 ;Ibs> ^^.^Ob- , i    '. fugw-20fcs for*.. ?MOfv  1'It72:Br/&7 K:':Nat^ ^-c^  - - -;,'Can:^WJ^-FlakeB;r.:������.::..;���������30cl ';;"������������������;  '-*:. Flmi>^P^ **7?5fl$J  ,'. RoyaVstandard, perrbbl$7&0"'  :^ Flour, B. &'K'.;per bbl $7.25  "  "^v^.Beansj^whltejilper' lb .". 5c  v"^ vBeans,v Brown,-:;per  ,Coal Oil .per...i|aJJonrJ./....!..2 5cl'-���������'-  Sweater;-cQqatsya������>..'.'.  .'...COST ^j,s  . -.-. ^3MDBNi'SJ.COJNDERWEARL,Wr  ,j\-"Regular-Jj'I-,25 at.?.v.^r..::.\75c^-' ^  ���������>    '-'   Pnmilo*   *1' K A ' ������V'  ".   } '. IS*   rkff >'     f  lb. .:15c i'  And. other Articles too numerous to mention.  '' I must have the money and am making, this sacrifice  for that purpose only and i tis up to you to take advantage of this  sale. My prices are the same to everybody and I am not enquiring  of you what you pay for a certain article and then quote you a few  cents less. Neither do I tell you that a certain article is sold at  other places for a certain price when it is not and then offer it to  you for less.  Now, in conclusion, I wish to thank my putrons for their bplen-  did support in the past, and wish them a Merry Xmas and a Happy  and Prosperous New Year.  Yours Faithfully,  B. B. SMITH  BEGULAR MEETING OF  .} ��������� ���������;    THE .MATSQUI COUNCIL  *% The .regular meeting of .the  ,the;municipal hall on Saturday  "Municipal council was held in  ^December 5th,' with 'the Reeve  an -the chair and all the members of the council in attendance.  "'\ Communications Received  ' William Ritchie stating that  the bill for cutting the thistles  on his property was in excess  ?of what he considered right.  'Councillor Beaton stating that  trie work was faithfully perform  ed and that the bill was in no  way excessive.  _r V. Lehman, returning his receipt for ^taxes and demanding  a cheque in place thereof. The  clerk ,was instructed to return  the receipt.  Robert Stewart, asking that  he be allowed the rebate on the  taxes for 1913'and 1914 on the  east half of the N. E. 1-4 of S.  22, Tp'. 16, inasmuch as though  he was trie registered owner, he  had never received the assessment notice. .'The council refused tp accede to'his request.  ,-���������; B. W.'Kirig, police magictrate  'beihg^his;-;repdrt" of'c'as'es^tf lecf  (luring trie''year.' ���������/In" connection witli;this report ( tlie', clerk  was- instructed to'-ihforrri -Mr.E.  -W7 King' that he -is" expected" to,  PASSING OF THE  LATE  MRS. MAKIAH CAMPBELL  -v..  ;.*?���������*  'if  tim  S\  DRY GOODS, MILLINERY,   LADIES  AND CHILD*IKN'S UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY, GLOVES, CORSETS, NOTIONS,  FANCY   HANDKERCHIEFS,       NECKWEAR  BLOUSES,     BOYS'   CLOTHING, GENTS'  FURNISHINGS,   ETC., ETC.  A Store of Quality, Moderate Prices, Courteous Treatment and a  Square Deal    to    All.  Magnificent Assortment of Christmas Novelties and Toys  ��������� -        .' ��������� *  SPECIAL NOTICE  Ladies' and Children's Millinery to Clear at Less Than Half Price  Big Reduction in Ladies,' Boys'-and Girls Sweaters,  Children's Muffs, Stoles, and Outer Garments.  i|i������!  tfs  A Grand  instrel Concert  will be given in thc  Alexandria Hall  Wednesday, Dec. 30th,  1914, by the  Abbotsford Minstrel Troupe  Professor Box will give his Ventri-  loquial Entertainment, to be concluded with a laughable sketch by  the troupe, entitled  "The Doctor's Shop"  Dance to Follow the Entertainment  Start 8 p.m.        Dance at 10:30 p.m.  Tickets, Concert 50c,   Children 25c  Dance 25c  ^S  ^  ;for cruelty ;to/ aiihbrse!  v'>��������� Municipal ���������; .solicitors,.; stating  that any one,-who holds\an' unregistered instrument purporting to transfer land or interest  therein cannot be considered to  be an owner, notwithstanding  that he may be on the assess-.  ment roll. Filed. -.;,;- -  v.Prom A. L. Bates, secretary-  treasurer of the Matsqui Agricultural Association acknowledging the receipt of the donation  of $80.00.  From B. C. E. R. stating that  in drawing up the schedule for  the winter months the need of  all the patrons of the road had  to be considered. However, it  might be necessary to change  the schedule owing to tho falling of traffic when the changes  askod for by the council will be  considered.  From A. D. McDonald, stating  that he had done 7 1-2 days'  work on the road leading to the  S. W. 1-4 of S. 34, Tp. 13, for  which he wished credit given  if the work done is found satisfactory.  From W. A. James, re the alleged flooding of Block "A" of  Lot 407, Group 2 by reason of  the opening up of the Bates  road. Thc clerk was instructed to reply that no proof had  been submitted that the opening  up of this road had in any way  diverted the drainage of the adjacent land. Further that the  council denied that diversion  had been effected.  From A. Gillis and A. Mac-  Lean addressed the council as to  a survey recently made of the  road through a portion of the  N. E. 1-4 of S. 14, Tp. 14. The  surveyor had told them that this  It is with regret we have to record  the passing of the late Mrs. Mariah'  Campbell,'of Abbotsford,, who died  with tragic and pathetic suddenness ���������  on Tuesday morning last at 4 o'clock  a. m. following an attack of maemorr-  age.  The deceased" lady who was one of  the prominent and long resident citizens of the town, was the wife of  Mr. William Campbell. In her fiftieth year, she leavs a' husband and  one son, Charles A. Bell to mourn  her loss.  The funeral took place from the  house on Friday at 1:30 p.m. to the  Musselwaite cemetery, .the Rev. Mr.*  Yates officiating in the presence of  a large concourse of friends from  near and  far.  On Monday evening Mrs. Campbell  was selling tickets for the concert  "The Spinster's Return" and returned home about Ave o'clock In the best  of health. Immediately after leaving  her buggy and entering the house she  collapsed. Despite the active medical care of Doctors Swift and' Walker she never regained consciousness.  The deceased lady was born in Auar  tralia, coming to Abbotsford about  twelve years ago. Socially _ she was  very popular, her sunny disposition  and subtle wit coupled with her readiness at all times to extend a helping  hand to any worthy cause, made her  a personality who will'be sadly miss-,  ed. She was a , member.' of the  Church of England  here.  j������-  HAMMOND  HOME- GUTTED  Shortly after .three , o'clock j on  Wednesday afternoon,the fourroomed  .holder of Mr. '1-L -Hammond ^situated  near*the ;Manse'';on^the-liili? was jdes-'  ,$600i*,a'totarioss. . -The.property;and',  furniture' were- insured.through! "the;"''  Dominion. Trust  Company .'for  $500'  sot hat it Is doubtful whether'a claim' '  will^be satisfied.' It was Messrs ;Nel-.  son-& Rucker who were nearby-who   ������  first' noticed ,'the    flames /emerging'  from   ^tlieL.'v rear*''Dart ^pf^'the,home  They, .gave.^the^alarnjr ^andj-.. several  .willing.. jvorkers ��������� of ^the'\tov)\: got on   *  the\scerie ���������quickl^'with? fl?e^ladders'," ,  and buckets b'ut'thej.fl're^hkdttdo Lfirm   ,  a grip-to be,'subdue'd".\Tnere'was1no-    ,  ���������body in the house at "the"'time of the  Are.    After leaving his dinner tp return to town, Mr. Hammond senior  left the stove and heater    burning  slowly and rjafeiy.    It is thought that',  some   misiiap  to  either  one  or  the  other was the case of the flre\ |  Don't forget the Christmas (Tree  and entertainment in the Masonic  Hall on Thursday next at 7 p. m.  i   "  road was not built in accordance with the gazette description. The council assured the  gentlemen the finding of the  surveyor was of no concern of  the Board.  The matter of collecting unpaid taxes was discussed at  length and the collector was instructed to proceed against Mr.  K. Anderson and all others who  had not yet paid.  The clerk was instructed to  write Mr. Cresswell that Mr.  Acorn was ready to proceed  the timber felled by his contractors must be moved from  Mr. Acorn's land.  The council then adjourned  to meet in the Municipal Hall  as a Court of Revision on the  first Monday in Janury'19.15, for  the correction, consideration  and adoption of of the Voters'  List. The Court will sit at the  hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon. THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  TEE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  A -weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertisiing  rates   made  known  on   application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor , agin'   the   Government  WHY WE ARE AT WAU  (Continued from last week).  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 1914.  Naval warfare became a popular science'under the touch of  Admiral Mahan, who has just died, missing what remains of  the spectacle presented by naval warfare, under the influence of  invention of this war.   Admiral Mahan gave an interview at  the outset of the war, in the course of which he claimed that  England's participation in  it was necessary in her own interest, as otherwise she stood to be in the same position as  France. Prussia, which kept out of Napoleon's war with Austria in 1805 and had to fight Napoleon herself in the following year, or France, which kept out of the German war against  Austria in 1866 and had to fight Germany in 1870. We have  here the key to Sir Edward Grey's statement that if England  kept out of..the war she would'be less influential at its close  than if she went into it.    Also to the very remarkable despatch written by Sir Edward Grey on August 1, in which he  said that,  after  the  German Ambassador had offered to respect the neutrality  of Belgium and suggested  chat the  integrity of France and her  colonies  might be' guaranteed  if  England would remain neutral, "I said I felt obliged to refuse  definitely any promise to remain neutral on similar terms, and  I could only say that we must keep our hands free."  There is high significance, also, in the statement of Sir John  French that while the losses of the Allies have been great,  those of the Germans have been three times as great. This  doubtless means that when strong positions are attacked, the  attackers lose three to the defenders' one. Can it.then be inferred that if the Allies are now to take the offensive, and to  drive the Germans back from the Aisne, then back from the  Meuse, then back from the Rhine, the attackers' loss is to be  as three to the defenders' one?  If so, then the German strategy on the Western battlefield  takes on a different aspect from that in which it has been presented to us in the headlines of our newspapers. It is, indeed  conceivable that the German staff, in contemplating the possibility of a war on both frontiers, may have decided long ago on  . trying for something more useful to them than the occupation  of Paris, or of Calais.    Thirty years ago Bismark said Germany would have to be ready for war, even for offensive warfare, on two frontiers whenever it looked as though the Austrian Empire was breaking up.    That time seemed- to be at  hand when the Crown Prince was murdered and the old KTm-  peror looked to be dying, "when the Balkan position had been  'convulsed, and when Russia was looking for a chance to restore the prestige lost in Manchuria.    Many observers expected Germany to hold her western, frontier and attack Russia.  The General Staff, however, may be supposed to have given  *,   more careful thought than the rest of us to the problem of what  holding the western frontier meant, and as. to the best place  to hold it.'. The Champagne country, as-a hundred-campaigns  have proved is the greatest battle ground in Europe. The  Germans have made it their third line of defence. Moreover,  by taking Belgium they have attained a double base from which  to support their line, one on the north of it-as well as' the one  they had on the east of it.    Secondly, we now-see thabthe lfne  along Lorraine and Alsace,  in river and -.mountain  country,  t.    with- fortifications the whole way on both sides, was' not the  ; kind of area in which to get results from the enormous masses  of men to be used in the wars of to-day.    Next, their writers  have pointed out, the flat country from Cologne to Hamburg  would be very hard to defend, once their opponents reached  . it in full- force, as might conceivably have happened. Finally,  they probably foresaw the ruin artillery duels would cause in  the countryside, and elected to have that incidental destruction  manifest itself along the Aisne rather than along the Rhine,  .   if they could so manage.    If this reasoning as to the calculation  of the German'general staff is as correct as it would seem it  might be, 'and if, as is. probable, Sir John French is right in  >   assuming that the battle of Flanders, like the battle of Marne  ���������   and the battle.of Aisne, is over; then we must suppose that for  .; some time to come the main theatre of operations will be on  .-. the Russian frontier, subject,  of course, on the part of the  Germans, to the amount and degree of anxiety they may be  -'  caused by whatever strategy Generals Joffre and French may  adopt in the West, the initiative now being manifestly with  .. the.Allies in that field."���������Beck's Weekly.  Over nineteen hundred years ago was born at Bethlehem in  Judea,    an    infant    of    humble  parentage, and     with  that  ���������"��������������������������� child was born into the world a new civilization, a new Christianity and new hope.    It matters little whether this Child was  human or divine���������whether he was God or God's messenger of  love.    Christian and infidel agree alike that the life He led was  . pure and blameless and the principles He taught have been a  blessing to the whole world.    In commemoration 'of the great  event of the birth of Christ we celebrate Christmas in all the  civilized countries of the world, and have done it for many  many years���������and every year all look forward to that.one day  ���������usually looked upon as a children's day���������but all are children that day, if it is considered in the line of presents���������tokens  ;.to show that the donor wishes the recipient the Xmas-joy?  In. a few short days now we all expect to-be enjoying our  Christmas festivities.    Are we going to make the children as  happy this year as they were last year���������they know nothing  about the war, at least it should not trouble them when looking  ���������for the annual visit if dear Old Santa. Should it?    Are we, are  you making the supreme effort to do nearly as well as you  did last year for the children, for the sake of the happy days  gone by; and for the glory of the many happy days that aree to  be���������after the war? Let us forget the war for one day by  our efforts to make others happy.    It will be a sad, sad heart  that cannot enjoy Christmas.      Let's have Christmas joy as  "usual!  The Case of Belgium  Belgium  was  constituted  "an   independent    and    perfectly    neutral  State" by treaties of 1831-2 and 1839  To those treaties Germany as well as  Great  Britain was a party. ��������� At the  outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War  in   1870, 'the    JSovernment    of  Mr.  Gladstone.proposed a treaty to Prussia and to France, providing that if  the, armies of either    violated    the  neutrality of Belgium, Great Britain  would co-operate with "the other for  its defence.    Both countries assented  To- this action "Mr.  Gladstone .then  and always attached    high    importance".    "We do not think it would  be right," he said, "even if it were  safe, to announce that we would in  any case stand by with folded arms,  and see actions done which would a-  mount to a total extinction of public  right in Europe." "I do not think We  could look on while the sacrifice of  freedom and    independence    was In  course of consummation." "There is  also this further   consideration,    the  force  of  which  we  must  feol  most  deeply, and that is tho common interests against the unmesaured aggrandisement of any power whatever."  The same question confronted Mr.  Asquith's Government in 1914, and  they took the same view of it. On  July 31, Sir Edward Grey���������in view  of existing treaties, asked both  France and Germany "whether they  were prepared to engage to respect  neutrality of Belgium as Iong'as no  other Power violates it." On the  same day he "assumed," in a communication to Belgium, "that the Belgian Government will maintain to the  utmost of her power her neutrality."  Belgium in reply "expects and desires  that other Powers will observe and  uphold her neutrality which she intends to maintain to the utmost of  her power." France immediately gave  Sir Edward Grey the desired assurance.    Germany gave no answer.  On August 3 Germany addressed  an ultimatum to Belgium saying-that-  she would be treated as an enemy  unless she consented to the violation  )f her territory. Belgium "categorically refused", this as a flagrant  violation of the law of nations," and  the King of ������he Belgians appealed in  the folowing terms to King George:  "Remebering'the numerous proofs c-f  your Majesty's friendship and that "of  your predecessor, - and - the friendly  attitude of.England In 1870.and the  proof of friendship you. have just  given us again, I make a supreme appeal to the diplomatic intervention  of your Majesty's Government to safe  guard  the integrity  of Belgium.'.'  On August 4 the British Government adressed an ultimatum to-Germany saying that, unless by midnight she gave a satisfactory .reply  to the question asked on July 31,  "His Majesty's Government feel  bound to take all steps in their power  to uphold the neutrality of Belgium  and the. observance of a treaty to  which Germany is as much a--party  as ourselves." Germany gave no reply  except by the forcible violation of  Blgian territory, and Britain accordingly declared  war.  What We Are Fighting.For. . .  Thus, by an instructive coincidence  a crisis which began by the determin-  atio of Austria (backed by Germany)  to apply brute force against the independence of a small State iniSouth  Eastern Europe came to a head, so  far as Britain is concerned, by the  determination of Germany (in alliance with Austria) to ride roughshod over the neutrality of a small  State - in North-western Europe.  "Gentlemen," said the German Chancellor in the Reichstag (August 4),  we are now in a state of necessity,  and necessity' knows no law. Our  troops have occupied Luxemburg, and  perhaps are already, on Belgian soil,;  Gentlemen this -is contrary to'  the dictates of International  law. Anybody who is threatened, and is fighting for ��������� his  highest possessions, can have  only one thought-���������how he is  to hack his way through.  VENDOKS NOT NUMEROUS  those .who. did venture out,  drove a thriving' trade until,  noon and practically disposed  of their entire stocks at prices  varying but little from that of  last week. Eggs both wholesale and retail, dropped 5^ and  strictly fresh ranch eggs were  offered atT 50^ to, 55^. Wholesale the price ��������� dropped tp~45^.  Butter remained firm at 4&f& lb  Potatoes dropped one dollar on  the ton and will go still lower  according to local prognostications.  Interest in the poultry section  was revived, due to the near approach of the holiday season,  ���������and huge crates of feathered  beauties were disposed readily  at 16# live'weight.    Geese were  BEAT HIS WIFE  Quite a scandal was created a.  few mornings   ago . by one of  our prominent and best-known  citizens beating his wife up. Several of the neighbors claim to  have seen part of the incident.  This paper withholds the' man's  name for he promised.her that.  it would never/happen  again,  and as he is now ashamed of  his actions, he   should   not be  condemned too seriously by other husbands.    It was   at   least  5:30 in the morning and eyewitnesses declare that he   not  only beat his wife up, but actually had the fire going and the  coffee pot on before the surpris  ed lady could get to the kitchen  offered at 15$ and young pigs land fully realize how badly she  varied from $1.50, for the small- j was beaten up.  er porkers up to $4 for heavier  E. O.  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work- in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at practical prices  ones.   '  The. Chinamen swarmed a-  round the poultry stalls and  drove bargains with the farmers with their usual shrewdness  Their rapid fire chatter was the  feature of an otherwise quiet  market. -  , Apples found a ready sale at  '90^ to $1 a box and the fish  and meat stalls did their usual  brisk trade. Flowers were almost a negligible quantity and  the offerings this week were  confined mainly to cut flowers  and pot plants..- .    "���������  - An enterprising candy vendor  did a brisk trade with his home  made brand of taffys and nut  candies. Farther,on an old man  who displayed apples of different varieties in.sacks and boxes  at slightly reduced" rates, did a  soon dfsrosefSorShi#nenare||,,|,������ne Connection, Mission Cit,  stock in trade. I [������fel������l������������������|ri|Hl������lri|g|Klg|g|Hiai*MHMlftlifltt  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  (MMMMSwit  iiiicaQraDociiiiEJEiBDKimra  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Yoiir Photograph^  Nothing will  add ,more rto  the Christmas pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk,  ���������.   ":    -,,-..   .    at home.   -    i   " -     .. V   ���������'  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B. C.      :-:,  :     Let us make it     "Better Christmas than usual". Send the joy  with the gift even if the gift may not be so expensive.  The frosty weather of last  week, which is undoubtedly felt  more throughout the Fraser Val  ley than in New Westminster  is accountable for ��������� the slight  falling oc in number of outsiders who usually exhibit their  wares noticed at the market on  Friday morning last Buyers did  turn out in force however, and  Nice,White Plymouth Rock  Cockerals for breeding purposes. ;������������������ Good stock and- at right  prices.;   r ������: ���������' :���������'���������;  Abbotsford  h* ,S*Sfi AfiBOfSPORD POST, AtiBOfSFORD, B. C.  ���������-������-*4  /  ^4m4mt4Utumta4i  hsb*  3ES:  ������nj������rf������.>���������>tw*u  BTfff  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.        ,  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap, power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  \tihe district, and industries already established,        jj  MILK AND CREAM  COMPETITIONS  THAT   LOOK OP  SATISFACTION  is, in the face of every man  fresh from hiB morning plunge.  But whether the. plunge is a delight, or an unpleasant task to  hurry through, depends on  .your bathroom. We can put in  all the new Improvements and  fixtures, in your bathroom at  most reasonable prices.  WM. ROBERTS  . Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bldjr  Abbotsford  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  PROPRIETORS  Perk, Mutton, }*eef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.    Fish evsry Thursday  The. annual meeting of the  B. C. Dairymen's Association at  Vancouver will be held on Friday, December 22nd.  The following competitions  are made for tlie members of  the Association:  1.. Competition in Milk and  Cream classes is open to producers in British Columbia.  2. Producers may make but  one entry in each class.  3. Entries must be sent to  H. Rive. Secretary, B. C. Dairymen's Association, Department  of Agriculture, Victoria, before  January lst/ 1915,  4. Entries in Milk class con  ��������� sist of two (2) quarts of milk  in quart bottles.  5. Entries in. Cream class  consist of two (2) pints of  cream in pint bottles.  6.' Exhibits after scoring become the property of the B. C.  Dairymen's Association.  7. No exhibitor will be entitled to a prize who does not  answer each question, sign the  declaration and forward if, in  the, envelope, provided, to Vancouver, in the box or package  containing his exhibit.  8. Entries from producers  not.members of the Association  for 1915 must be - accompanied  by the annual subscription fee  of $1.00. . '  Prizes Offered  ���������   Milk���������-1st, $25.00; 2nd,' $20.00  3rd, $15.00; 4th, $10.00.  Cream���������1st,"   $25.00;-     2nd,  $20.00; 3rd, 15.00;  4th, $10.00.  Directions for Shipping  1.. Milk or Creani for competition must be sent by express  or otherwise to the Secretary, B  C. Dairymen's Association, Van  couver B. C, charges prepaid.  2. Bottles should be carefully packed, with caps and sealed  and tops of bottles and caps  should be protected, and where  necessary all covered with  -crushed ice. sufficient .to maint  ain a suitable temperature during transportation.  3. A representative of thc  Association will be in Vancouver to take charge of the exhibits on_ their, arrival, and see  that they are properly cared for  In order that all exhibits may  be of the same age when scored  it is hereby specified that the  milk shall.be drawn on Thursday, January 14th, and shipped  at once. This is necessary for  fair competition.  NEW MAP ISSUED  A'SHOUT SESSION  Sir Richard McBride is to be  congratulated upon having decided in favor of a short session  and no contentious legislation  This is what might have been  expected from so ardent an Imperialist. Fresh from a visit  to the Old Country, where he  enjoyed unusual facilities for  studying the great questions  which are so engrossing the attention of our people in every  part of the Empire; he reealizes  to the full that there is but one  real business in hand, and that  to distract the attention or divide the energies at such a time  would be indefensible. The business of the coming session will  be purely .formal. It will be restricted to the absolute necessities of the moment, and the  Government will be left ' to  struggle as it has been struggling for some months with the  gigantic problem of carrying on  the business of the Province under conditions such as have never existed before, and which  could not have been anticipated  by the most far-seeing statesman. So far they have fulfilled  their task with credit, and will  no doubt emerge from a period  of unprecedented difficulty with  honor for themselves and ad-,  vantage to the Province if they  receive a tithe of the loyal support to which they are justly  entitled.���������The Week.  The loss of the Austrians in the  Servian Victory totals  100,000.  A publication which should  prove of ��������� considerable interest  to the prospective settler has re  ccntly been prepared in,  and is now being issued from  the Vuiilway Lands Branch of  the Departi nent of the Interior  at Ottawa. This interesting publication which is known as the  Peace' River or Northern Alberta homestead map graphically illustrates by a comparatively simple system of coloring  the land situation in this district, including as it does,.complete information with respect  to the disposal of lands, location of timber berths and forest  reserves, nature of the soil, etc.  An interesting feature of the  map is the fact that it enabls  one, to procure at a glance a.,  complete grasp of the present  land situation,not only with regard to those lands which have  been taken during past years,  but also with respect to lands'  previously homesteaded but for  which patents have not as yet  issued. It thus enables a person  to trace the progress during the  comparatively recent year of  settlement in the Peace River  district.  The aim of the preparation  of the map has been to show  ihe land situation up to September of the present year and,  in view of the rapid exhaustion  of free homesteads throughout  the older provinces, the information should prove, of partic-.  ular interest to prospective settlers.  In addition to the information with respect to lands which  have been homesteaded- and  otherwise disposed of, the publication contains complete information regarding the!topography of the country, etc'  Copies may be obtained free  of charge upon application to F  C. G. 'LynclvOttawa.  REDUCED PRICES ON LADIES'  COATS-  $20.00 Coats," now $16.0$  $16.50 Coats now $14.00  $15.00 Coats now $12.95  $10.00 Coats now $.8.85  All Ladies Suits in Stock at Half Price  MILLINERY���������All Trimmed   Hats   at  Half Price.  DRESSES AT LESS* THAN COST  . .$11.00 Dresses now $7.95  $i0.00 Dresses now $6.95  , $ 6.50 Dresses'now " $4.48  $ 6.00 Dresses now $3.98  GIFTS FOR A MAN    ���������  House Coats and    Smoking    Jackets  at from.$5.00 to ...'. $6.00  Bathrobes at from $4.00 to $6.00  Men's Ties, fine Silk Ties, newest patterns, each in box 50^'  Tie Pins, Cuff Buttons, Tie Clasps at  from 35?S to .-; $1.00  Tie Pin and Cuff Button Sets, from  1H to  $1.50  Arm Bands and Hose Supporters at  from 25^ to 50������  UMBRELLAS.  A fine Assortment of Men's and Ladies'  Umbrellas, large variety of Handles at  from $1.25 to  $5.00  COLLAR BOXES  Of fine Leather, Assorted- Colors at  from 89^ to ....v........... .... .$1.50  Any Parcel Packed  for Parcel Post, Free of  Charge.. - !  XMAS HANDKERCHIEFS  A very large line of bith Ladies' and  Men's Handkerchiefs, in Holiday Boxes!  also Initial and   Silk   Handkerchiefs  Boxes priced, 25^, 35^, 50^ and 75<  SUMAS,  SILK HEAD SCARFS  A large variety of Colors and qualities,  at from 65^ to  $2.98';  JEWELRY DEPARTMENT ;  Every Articl ein our Jewelry Depart-!  ment is guarateed. We do not handlej  Cheap Jewelry���������but good Jewelry ati  reasonable prices: <  Bar Pins, 35^ to   $1.25'  Brooches, 25^ to $L00j  Beads, 35<* to    7.5$  Ear Drops; 50$* to 75������  GIFT SUGGESTIONS ]FR0if0UR~!  1LEATHER DEPARTMENT  Practical Gifts may be found in our,  complete Stock of Handbags and novel-  .ties:  Real Leather Hand Bags, Leather and  Moire Silk lined,    the    best    quality  throughotu, $3.50 to $6.00  Other Leather Hand Bags, many Styles  from $r.00 to $2.50  Children's Hand. Bags, like Moother's  at 65^  Travelling Cases, filled with Toilet  Articles, $1.25 to $3.50  ART  GOODS  Lunch Cloths, Dresser Scarfs, in embroidered-designs, 48^ to  .$1.50  Jap Lunch ^Cloths, with Napkins to  match, in six different sizes. Also  Cloths and Napkins sold separately  Ladies' Rest Room  Under the Rear Balcony.  WASH.  =0  ������  WTEmargawwreMBHftaw vnfl    ABBOTSFOftD   POST "ABBOTSFl^D.   8.   O  ;.  AltlSOTSFOKJ) NEWS  ITEMS  See King ,for Turkey i'or Xmas.  BORN���������To Mr. and Mrs. D. Mc-  CJillivruy, on November 26, ,1014, a  son.  The- Cradle Roll Christmas entertainment in tlie Scliool-rooni of tho  Presbyterian Church on Wednesday  afternoon was well attended and  greatly enjoyed by the little folk and  their mothers.  Christmas  services  next    Sunday,)     See King's Fine Turkeys.  20th in our churches at morning and  ���������    . . Tlie passing of the late Mrs. Camp-  evening-services, bell has cast a depression.over, the  town this week.  The Huntingdon St. Paul's Sunday  School Christmas Tree will be enjoyed on Tuesday evening the ,22nd  in .the church at 8 o'clock.  Dr. George Campbell of Toronto  and his aunt, Mrs. S. H. McCoy, oi!  the same city aree expected to spend  Christinas at the Manse, Abbotsford.  ��������� Mr. Campbell of tlie Manse attended a special meeting,of the Presbytery in Vancouver on Sunday when  Rev. J. S. Muldrew of Winnipeg was  inducted into the pastoral charge of  St. Andrews. North Vancouver.  Mr. A.'M. King- announces that ho  will have CHOI OK and PLUMP TURKEYS for the Chrislmas trade.  Owing to the death ot" Mrs. Campbell the concert "The Spinsters' Return" has been postponed to a date  yet to be announced.,  Messrs H. Wl and D. Smith made  round trip on Tuesday to Westminster per auto.  Mr. Frank Munroe of Huntingdon  was in town this week.  Mr. S. J. Bates, customs officer at  Whatcom road was in town on business today.  "   Mr. C. Gough of Clayburn spent a  day in Abbotsford this week.  Mrs.   Jas '.A.   McGowan  "returned  from Vancouver on Tuesday.  Mr. Sam Coleman of Sumas was in  Abbotsford on Wednesday.  At the Poultry show, Vancouver,  held last week, there was an excellent exhibition of a great variety  of B. C. fowl. Mr. Campbell won  second prize in the Golden Wyandotte  class.  The public and high school classes  begin their Christmas vacation on  Friday with closing exercises open  to the public.  The Minstrel Club are' rehearsing  steadily i'or the big entertainment  which they will stage on December  30th .in the Alexandria Hall. There  will  be all  kinds of original  stunts  Read Hill &' Spencer's ad in this  paper. They save yon money on every  purchase.  Mr. B. P. Madge of Clayburn was  in town on Wednesday on business.  To Former Patron's,of Huntingdon Mercantile Company, and others.  I wish to notify the Public that 1 have bought* out the Stock carried by The Huntingdon Mercanti  Company, and  Now Have a Complete Line of Groceries  in Stock.  >See my Fine Window Display of  a most acceptable Christmas Gift.  Japanese   Chinaware.    Makes  Hoping to have a continuance of your patronage,  I remain.  ,    Yours truly,.  '    '   '     <  ' B. COBLEY  Twenty men are busily engaged at  the Kilgard brick plan turning out  large quantity of partition tiles for  Vancouver Constructional Works.  />������������������ :   Special  Stock  ; Reducing Sale  . At Brooke's Old Stand, Abbotsford  afc  These    Prices   are   Good  Until Christmas  Our Xmas Goods are especially Attractive and Cheap  B. C.   Granulated-' sug-ar,   per  sack ,    $1.35  Canada First milk, 3   for   25c  Leslie's Salt, 4 for 25c  English Breakfast Tea, regular  40c lb"., 3 lbs for $1.50.'  Dates, 3 packages for   . .   25c  10c Salmon, 4 tins for, . .   25c  Maggi Soups 3 for ...... 10c  Old Ducch Cleanser,  3 for 25c  Kellog's Toasted Corn  Flakes  -3 packages for.   25c  Canned   Fruits,   strawberries,  raspberries, etc., 2 for   . . 35c  Rowat's Stephen's and   Hous-  .sfbn's Pickles, per bottle . .20c  Buckwheat Flour,. 9 lb. sacks,  for . , 40c  Nabob Baking Soda, 2 for 15c  Eggo, Nabob and Magic Bak.  ing Powder, tin 20c  . Best Jams, in glasses, -regular  25c for . . ". . .  20c  Best   Extracts,     regular  25c,  2 for     35c  All other Groceries at  Closest Prices.  Mr. J. R. Thornton, brother of C.  F. Thornton, of Bradford, Ont., is  visiting friends in Vancouver. C. F.  intends to visit .Victoria and other  coast cities before returnng to Abbotsford   ���������   '  J.  R. Roberson and  brother from  Vancouver were in town on Friday.  Mr.' P. McCulIock went to Vancouver on the evening train and returns  again this week.  Mr. J. Renner visited .Westminster  twice this week on business.  &  A special Christmas service will be  held on Sunday in the Presbyterian  church. '      '        v o  On Tuesday "next the children . 'of  the local Sunday school will hold  annual Christmas treo entertainment.  .Mrs. Hart, who has been sick for  some time may be obliged to undergo  a serious operatin.  A new and skilful local orchestra  has been formed locally, Mr. Charles  Brown,, mandoline and S. Larsen as  violinist are the star artistes.  Miss Elderkin is spending this  week in Vancouver with her sister  who has arrived from China, where  she is engaged in missionary work.  The latter expects to take a trip to  her old home in Nova Scotia fort he  Christmas holidays. ���������  HUNTINGDON NEWS ITEMS  Mr. R. L. Gallinger was a business  visitor to Vancouver on Tuesday.  The local school is holding the .annual Christmas entertainment. The  children have been trained by the  Misses Gillespie arid .Elderkin and  had every chance of having a first-  class concert for themselves and^their-  parents.       ������ \ ::.    ��������� .,,  Miss Lamaie, principal .of Majuba  Hill school' was in Huntingdon this  week purchasing Christmas gifts.  There is a little election, talk, locally, this year. Reeve Munroe is  expected to again run for the reeveship and there is no announcement  of any candidate in opposition to him  Budding councillors have not yet  declared themselves.  A mild sensation was caused a few  days ago when Mr. Gill Cox who went  out hunting did not return ho'me  when he said he would. He said he  would be back on Friday, but he did  not arrive. ��������� Eventually a search party was got together and ��������� was about  to set out when the hunter reached  home fit and sound and full of apologies for the anxiety his, extended  shooting���������and lost trails���������had occasioned.  Miss A. Fadden,.of Vancouver, sister of Mrs. Munroe, wife of our.worthy reeve, will spend her Christmas  vacation in Huntingdon.  , Several.skating devotees have been  enjoying the exhiliarting sport at Mr.  F. C. Brown's place. .  BEAT HIS WIFE  Dry Goods, Men's Underwear, Sox, Neckwear, Gran-  iteware, Crockery,   etc.   selling"  at  Wholesale  Prices.  We have a large stock of goods suitable for Christmas  J. N. Spencer  H. B. Hill  fe  $\  ALEX MAINS Contractor and Builder  P. O. Box 44       Abbotsford, B. C.  Having had many years experience in framing timbers and Carpenter Work of every description, I ask the liberty to figure on  any work you may have, either by day or contract. Drop a postal  card to the above, address and I will call and give full particulars  free.    At present would accept Ha)-or Potatoes in trade for work.  Mr. and Mrs. Winson spent Sunday  with Mr. and- Mrs. F. DeGraw.  Mr. B. T. Malcolm was a business  visitor to Chilliwack early this week.  Dr. Draney was in Huntingdon a-  gain on Tuesday.  Mr. Nascon, of Aldergrove, was in  the town last week on business.  Mrs.  DeGraw was a guest of the  Misses Turnbull on Wednesday.  Alexandria Cafe  HUNTINGDON  Opposite B. C. E. R. Depot  Now Open Under New Management  Proprietress  MRS. JULIA CORBIN  Cafe open  6  a.m. to  8 p.m.  Please  give  us a  call  -Quick Serv  es  /������  HERE WE ARE AGAIN!  See our assortment of Fry's rind Cadbury's Chocolates.  I  Leave Your Orders for Christmas Cakes  NOTE-Have just received a carload of Purity Flour  ALBERT LEE, G  Abbotsford, B. C  Quite a scandal was created a  few mornings ago. by one. of  our prominent and best-known"  citizens beating his wife up. Several of the neighbors claim to  have seen part of the incident.  This paper withholds the man's  name for he promised her that  it -would never happen again,  and as he is now ashamed of  his actions, he should not be  condemned too seriously by other husbands. It was at least  5:30 in the morning and eyewitnesses declare that he not  only beat his wife up, but actually had the fire going and the  coffee pot on before the surprised lady could get to the kitchen  and fully realize how badly she  was beaten up.   *   The German ships which shelled  three English towns have escaped;  a report is current that there is a battle in the Mediterranean Sea.  iABarasgrwiiMin  Good Morning  We Are Introducing  American Silk  American  Cashmere  American  Cotton-Lisle --  HOSIERY  They have stod the test. Oive  real l'oot comfort. No seams to  rip. Never become loose or baggy. The shape is knit-in���������not  pressed in. '  , ,  GUARANTEED  for  fineness  style, superiority   of   material  and   workmanship,   Absolutelyl,  stainless.  Will  wear 6  months  without holes, or new ones free  OUR SPECIAL OFFER' "  to evryone sending us $1.00 in  currency or postal note,-to cov-  , er advertising ��������� and - shipping  charges, we will send post-paid  with written guarantee, backed  '.'by a five million .dollar company,   either1  3 pairs of our 75c. value  American Silk Hosiery,   ��������� -  or 4 pairs of our 50c value .  American Cashmere Hosiery,  -or 4 pairs of our 50c A.iiue.  American Cotton:Lisle Hosiery  or. 6 pairs of Children's Hosiery  -Give the color, size, and  whether Ladies' or Gent's hos-,  iery is desired.   ". " " ...   -  .. .DON'T DELAY���������Offffer ���������' expires when a dealer in your lo-  ��������� cality is selected.   -  The International Hosiery Cfi.  '    P. O. Box 244  DAYTON, OHIO, U. S. A.  ���������   ST. PAUL'S OHUROH  Tne Union Sunday School and Adult  Bible   CL&sss, meet   at 2:15  p.m.  Public Worship at 3:15.  A   hearty    invitation   is   extended to  ali toN attend  these meet-'  ings.  J.  L.  Campbell,  pastor.  CHARLEY'S POOL ROOM  Huntingdon .  Fast Tables Perfect Ciiea  The Place to Meet Your Friends  FIRST   CLASS   BARBER- SERVICE  Laundry Agency in Connection  exan  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished   ���������  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C.  k  n  . t  i   A  fe������!^^������<^^


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