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 With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XL, No, 10.  4BB0TSF0RD, B^.C. FRIDAY,   DECEMBER 24, 1915  $1.00 per Year  PERSONALS   , -������*���������������  We Wish all Our Friends  and Patrons a  erry-. Christmas  and  a  Phone 4  Abbotsford, B. C.  Ad. in This Paper  ���������������*������������������  BECAUSE THE EIGHT PEOPLE AEE  LOOKING FOE YOUR AD.  If you COULD (although, OP 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 FOE SALE)  sg:  Miss Jeannie and Jessie Anderson  are' visiting Uioir sister in Belling-  iiam. ';���������  Tluj Fancy Work Club/met "at tlio  homo of Mrs; McMasler on Tuesd.iy  afternoon. Thj*������so present Avere Mrs.  Ehy, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. McMenemy,  Mrs, Smith, Mrs. King, Mrs. Bert  Clark aud Mrs.,'BarrelI. .  .  Mr. Norman fuller of Salt Lake  City arrived here last Saturday where,  he will spend Christmas with his relatives here.' .  ������ ,    .  Mr. and Mrs. McClanahan expect  their son Ellis* home for the Xmas  holidays. He^-is on the staff of the  Standard Oil Works in Seattle  CLOSING! HXElt'ClSHS AT  rOlMiAR  SCHOOL  To those who remember when this  thriving settlement formed part of  a wilderness reached by blazed trails  the home of tho denizens of the for-  ost���������even to the owls and bats���������last  Friday .evening's scene was indeed a  tranformation.  A large gathering of parents and  friends assembled, the school having  been beautifully decorated for the occasion. The well esteemed pioneer  Mr. John Ball occupied the chair and  in his. opening remarks emphasized  the fact that, "it was almost in the  memory of , the youngest scolar  present when the site of the school  WE  WISH  OUR READERS AND  PATRONS A MERRY CHRISTMAS.  MEETING   AT   VEAlWONVIhJJS  Mr.  and Mr������'.,J.  L.- Campbell  at-  Ju!^inS was a forest but'now is the  tended the Ladies Aid in Huntingdon  on Wednsday."  There is to be a family re-union at  the home ,of Mr. and Mrs. Wooler of  Peardonville on Christmas Day. Mrs.  Campbell of Bellingham is to be hostess. ��������� Mr. and Mrs. Wooler and son  Charles, Mr. and ,Mrs. Coogan and  family, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts and  family, and Mrs. Crooks will all be  present.      -      ;   -  A number-ofi,young people.met at  the manse for the Xmas Tree entertainment which will.be held on Xmas  Eve.    They ,had a very pleasant ev-s  ening and those, who attend the entertainment "will, aloo   have:an -enjoyable time.-'-V'1     .    ���������  -���������. Miss Colleta^Dennison of. Vancouver is spending Christmas with her  sister Mrs. ^McMenemy.  _. ;.Mr., Wdvl' Dasenport, and .his, sister,.  ^Gertrude were visitors to Vancouver  this week.-      ' \  Mr.* and Mrs. Boyd intend spending  Xmas at Vancouver. *  *   Mr. McMaster entertained" his Sunday school' scholars to tea on Wednesday evening.  Mrs. Mitten has returned home  from -Mrs. Bateman's hospital accompanied by'her young son. '  Mr. and Mrs. Vanetta were visitors  to  Sumas on Wednesday..  finished   product   of  an   educational  institution. ���������   ,  ,The music was furnished by the  Duncan Bros orchestra. In the long  programme the > scholars acquitted  themselves most creditably reflecting  the patient and painstaking work of  our tacher Miss. Goodchild, who it  might be said during her term won  the hearts of pupils and parents alike  Mention1 should also be made of  the effective work of Mr. Robt. Higginson an "Ulster Volunteer Drill Instructor" for his well drilled company of boys who appeared fit to take  any trench. Mr. Higginson also gave  ,a splendid exhibition of fire brand  club swin^ng, also Mr. Woolef's Irish  comic songs brought the house down  with rounds of applause". . >  ''in the nich of time.the old friend  Santa* Claus appeared on the scene to  distribute -the many choice' gifts  which loads the time honored Christ-  msa Tree and among others was a  token of appreciation from-the parents and friends to Miss Goodchild all  erpressing great regret that she is being transferred to another scho'ol in  the district.  The singing of "Rule Britannia"  closed the programme of "Poplar's  Best." ' -     -  Residents ^surrounding Peardonville held a meeting in Peardonville  on Monday evening to talk over the  question of connecting the Vye Road  with the International Boundary line  thus forming a part of the road the  people are asking for White Rock.   .  If the road were opened from the  Vye to the boundary at.the Clear-  brook road it would help a lot in  securing   this   International   road.  It will be remembered that some  time pizo the Matsqui Council'met the  commissioners of Whatcom County  at Sumas to talk the matter over, it  being decided to ask for Federal Aid  As a monument of one hundred years  of peace between Canda and-the U.  S. this peace of international highway would prove another tie for another one hundred years of peace between the two countries and prove to  be a great convenience for the travel-  liny public.    Let us boost for it.  THE VOTE ON CHURCH UNION  The vote on church union in this  Presbytery of Westminster, is as follows: <���������  Elders for 188; against 113. >  Communicants   for -   2 643;'    against  1407..             "           ���������       "      ;������������������'������������������  Adherents for 757; against;35,9;.'  Total for 3,588; against-1879:   '     ,' :'  Majority for 1709.       ' ���������   "���������'     "   '  MOUNT   LEHMAN   NEWS  Miss A. L. Garrison, B. A., has  gone .to -Banff to spend Christmas  with her sister.  School closed on Friday firenoon  and most of the Mt. Lehman pupils  went down to Bradner to the school  opening held in the new school  house down there. *  Mrs. A. Nicholson spent a week in  the city.  Miss Margaret Reid, teacher at  Port Haney, is spending her vacation  with friends in Mount Lehman.  Mr. Alex.. Gillis spent Saturday in  the Royal City.  Mr. and Mrs. Norton Carter spent  a day. in the city.  Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Saylor paid a  flying visit to New Westminster.  Mr. Hugh Gillis has returned after  spending four months in Alborta. He  is looking well and. his friends are  all glad to see him back again.  Mr. McPhail, of the Pierce ranch,  is ill in the hospital, but is recovering.  Mr. Earnest McEachren has return  ed from, the east and is spending the  winter with his brother.  Mr. Rod MacLeod, Newton, spent  Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Archie  Nicholson.  Mrs. Wm. Reid is spending a few!  weeks in Vancouver.  A concert and dance are to be given in the municipal hall on Tuesday,  December 21.  A masquerade ball is to be given  in the Orange hall on New Year's  eve.  Reeve Cruickshank declines nomination for next year.  Mr. George Pratt and Mr. Phillip  Jackman are spoken of as candidates  for the office.  The vote on church union taken  in the Presbyterian church here a  short time ago was almost unanimous in favor of union with the Methodist and Congregational denominations in Canada.  Miss Patton has resigned as teacher here and gone to Bradner.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brownell have  moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta.  Miss   Grierson   and   Miss    Patton  have gone east for the Xmas holidays  Mr. James Hay has gone to Montreal.  Mr. John McPhail near Dennison is  very sick at present.  GIFFORD ON  THE  MAP  A card party was held at the home  of Mr. E. White, Sr., on Saturday the  11th inst.,'in aid of the Red Cross,  the sum of $2.50 being realized.  Mrs. White, Sr., donated a homemade rug to be raffled on which 200  tickets were sold, the-lucky ticket being 191, which was held by Mr. Sel-  mer Nelson of Matsqui. The proceeds  of this also went to the same fund  which made a total of $22.50.  This is the third party that has  been held at the home of Mr. White.  The proceeds of the previous ones  beins"* used to purchase* avooI which  the. ladies of the neighborhood are  using to knit socks' 10 send to the  boys at the front.  "-"St; ,Matthew3-Church'' Services  CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES  Holy   Communion   at'8- p.m., , Holy .  Communion Carols    and \Cliristmas  Anthems at 11 a. m.     There will be  no sermon on Xmas morning at Abbotsford. ���������   .  There will be no service at Abbotsford on Sunday December 26th in  the morning- but at the usual time in  the evening. S. S. will also be as  usual on the 26th.  A very successful bazaar was held  in the Masonic Hall on Saturday Dec  11th under the auspices of the ladies'  aid of the Prebyterian church; the  stall of fancy work and the candy  counter presided over by the young  people of the church was the scene  of much interest till a.ll was sold.  The plain sewing counter was well  patronized by the mothers and wives  all who so generously donated mar  terial and time and work are to be  congratulated on their success The  net proceeds amounted to $115.15.  In Abbotsford, now instead of saying: 'Oh you chicken!' the residents  say, 'Let me grab that turkey.'  Your smoker friend will thank you for  a box. We have them in boxes of  ten���������suitable to send as a gift to the  boys at the front.  YOU WILL NEED FRESH FRUIT  for your festive table. Call in and  see our Japanese Oranges, California Grapes and Qther Fresh Fruits.  HIGHER CLASS CANDIES ARE  the only ones handled by us. If  you see them you will buy here.  OUR CAKES ARE MADE BY US  right here, in Abbotsford. There  are none better.   See them today  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and  ABBOTSFORD,        -       -       -       -       -  B. C. THE ABEiOTSFOllD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  i  sa,  -     THE 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  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for  nor  J. A. BATES,     ,  on 'application  agin'   the   Government  Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1915  THE WEKKKKFORK OllKISTMAS  It is week before Xmas. Tlie centre of. Canadian thought  , is divided between the home and the far away trenches 'Somewhere in France' with, the boys who are righting the'Empire's  battles., It glows about father, mother,-sister, the brother and  the soldier brother, either at home or at the front, for it is the  self-centered thought of love. The very air is surcharged with  kindness to the others. All the thoughts of this week will be  about what Mary will be.most pleased with and how happy mother will be when she sees'that nice���������but that's telling and half  the pleasure comes from the concealment. Half of tlie good of  giving comes from keeping the left hand from knowing what the  right hand is doing.- Nobody doubts the pleasure of Christmas  morning but the pleasure of the week before is just as intense  and is longer drawn out. The morning of Christmas day is  rich in its reverence and smiles, but the week before Christmas  is educational to the soul and heart. The heart begins to sprout  at Thanksgiving and its swells until the week before Christmas  when it is ready to burst out into full bloom from the accumulated sap of human kindness by which it has been fed., The week  before Christmas has never had its dues. The brightest week  before Christmas that ever happened was some twenty or thirty  . or.fifty years ago.it,is tedious-to count dates. You remember all  about it. You were a litle thing, but you were never in after life  were quite so important to yourself. There were whisperings  which ceased when you entered the room and when you woke  up about midnight you found the lamp still burning and your  mother still up and working on something that she put under  the chair when you turned over in your bed. The old turkey  gobbler in the pen was gobbling all day long to his former associates on the outside and eating corn with a gluttony which was  to .bring its' own response. You found out for the first time  that the business world had been working overtime all year especially to stock up on Christmas gifts for boys and girls. You  had your own gifts for the others hidden where even one of Poe's  wonderful detectives could not have found them���������in tlie middle  of the woodpile or in the hay in the barn or up in the attic'.  There is never a week before Christmas to equal those that come  then. .. , '  BELGIAN RELIEF STILL URGENT  Letter  From  the Central Executive  Comimttee  Christmas tide has a twofold interest, a material and a spiritual. Some love it because it comes/'but once a-year, and when  it comes it brings good cheer;'" others because it is pre-eminently  the season of universal reconciliation, of "peace on earth aiid  good-will toward men." Families may be scattered during the  rest of the year, but at this time their members strive to 'reunite  and, where this is impossible, the exiled ones turn their faces  longingly towards hearth and home.  All the world keeps Christmas Day. From the land of the  midnight sun to the sunny south of perpetual summer is a far  cry.' But in the long distance'there is no land where Christmas is not kept. Its celebration is a part of the universal history of the human race. Whatever may have been its origin  and whatever peculiarities may have gathered about it in its a-  doption by different people and different circumstances, it is to us  Canadians today a practically national feast.  Every gift which is made-at this time of the year should carry the heart with it. A gift which"-is made to impress some  body with our ability to acord things, or that it is sent out simply  lo offset some gift that may be received, is simply an abuse of the  most gracious custom and the most blessed day. People are turning time back a few centuries and remembering that Christmas  is a day in honor of Him, who went about doing good and that  a real Christmas gift should carry with it the spirit of Him who  gave Himself with every word and deed. This is a check that  has long been needed to an abuse of a custom which keeps the  world perennially, just before, it is too late, that it doesn't matter so much how wealthy we are as how many friends we have  and how well contented we are with our lot, however humble it  may be.  The Emeperor of Germany has announced according to the  despatches that there will be no Christmas celebration for him  at least and he does not wish any of his subjects to have the same  extravagant ideas along this line as in years before the war.  How mean he must feel with himself!  Our' work started at a time when  Canada was suffering from economic  uneasiness felt we may say by everybody. Nevertheless the Canadian  nation, moved by the profound misery in which the;; most sublime of  sacrifices had pi lunged its Belgian  Allies found, in its noble generosity  tho means of assisting the latter in  proportions which the Belgians will  ever rome'mber with the greatest  sonso'of gratitude. Owing to the liberality of the gifts of which we  were the rccipiont, we were fortunate enough laat winter to forward for  distribution in Belgium live full cargoes of relief gooda besides different  separate consignments.  Since that time our shipments remained stationary, our financial resources not,having enabled us to  carry out our anxious wish to fill a  sixth steamer. The gifts received  during the last summer are Insufficient; we need about three times as  much money as Is availablo at present to buy a cargo of wheat, for it  is chiefly bread that is wanted in unfortunate Belgium. We are sorry to  state that in the meantime, far from  diminishing needs in Belgium have  kept increasing! ,  .  To the pillage burning and massacres of the beginning, tho collective  fines, seizure of merchandise and the  thousand exactions from the occupying power, have boon added tho suspension of internal communication  and the stoppinig^of extornal traffic.  No country is more essentially industrial than Bolglum; the- industrial mass represents half of its population, while its agricultural classes scarcely amount to one million and  a quarter of indvduals. Under circumstances, seven tenths of. its industrial production are exported.  That is to say that foreign markets  are absolutely indispensable to the  economic existence of that country  Since she has been placed under the  Teutonic yoke, these markets have  been closed for Belgium, which has  practically been placed in a state of  seige.  ,������ The Belgian nation is bearing this  lot with a patience and resignation  such as can only'-be given by unshaken confidence in, the ultimate triumph  of tTustice and Right.  You, who have been spared the  horrors of invasion, will you once  more, as you. so ..generously did last  winter, giVe a compassionate thought  to the martyr-people, to the nation  which r deliberately sacrificed itself in  the defence of the noble principles  at stake in the gigantic struggle in  which, we are all involved?  , It is bread we, are asking for the  Belgians, the bread, that must help  them live through the anxious expectation of. deliverance.  It is estimated that a bag of flour  costing only $2.50 would make enough bread to feed two Belgians for  a month. Is it asking too much that  you forego a luxury so that a life  may be preserved?  Your cheques or money orders may  be addressed either to the provincial  or local committees of our work or  directly to the central executive committee of the Relief Work for the  victims of the war in Belgium which  will duly acknowledge receipt.  Present Condition of the Egg Market  As we enjoy our Christmas dinner let us not forget to think  of the boys "Somewhere in France" who are having, perhaps  their first Christmas away from home.  When Sir Richard leaves British Columbia he will carry  with him the good wishes of all in B. C, for success in his new  sphere of life.  WHY PAY BIG DENTAL CHARGES?  You will more than save your fare to Vancouver by having  your dental work done in our Vancouver offices. We have  special arrangements TO SAVE YOUR TIME. Not more than  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 j  SLIGTEST PAIN.  IDr. Gilbert's Bwuless bmmt hwlorsi  Second Pfoor, Dominion Bldq. ������07ftasting3 St.W. Cor. Cambie_  For the first time in a number of  years eggs have taken a prominent  place in Canada's export trade. This  is largely due to the unprecedented  demand f,or eggs on the part of the  British market and the fact that British dealers have shown a marked  preference for Canadian eggs over  United States eggs .and a willingness  to pay a distinctly higher price for  them.  So great in fact has been the demand that Canadian    dealers    have  shipped practically all  of the available Canadian storage product to the  Old Country.    As a result there . is  not in Canada at the  present time,  sufficient  eggs  in storage to  supply  home  consumption  until   fresh    receipts in appreciable quantities begin  to come in.  The question has been raised as to  whether the phenominal demand on  the part of the British market for  Canadian eggs will continue. This  depends entirely upon the quality of  Canadian eggs exported. Canada has  tremendous possibilities as an egg  producing country. The poultry industry is. at present but a mere fraction of what it might be. It remains  therefore, for those most interested  in the development' of this trade to  make the best possible use of their  present opportunities, and by careful  supervision of the quality of Canadian eggs going forward to pave the  way for an extensive and profitable  export trade in the future .  PRAIRIE vs B. O. EGGS  Statements  have been made that  eggs produced in this province, par-'  ticularly at the coast, were inferior  to Prairie eggs for cold storage purposes, the writer was authorized' by  the executive of the B C. Poultry As:  sociation to conduct experiments with  both' kinds' of eggs this . past season  to test this. Eggs were- secured  from a government farm on tlio prairies and also from the Cowichan district. Both lots were laid during, the  same period and all were fertile. After being placed in cold .storage in  Vancouver for a period of five and a  half months, they were taken out,  carefully examined by means of candling, and some were given to various persons, who coked and tasted  both kinds.    No information was gi  ven but as to where the eggs were  produced. ��������� The consensus of opinion  was unanimously in favor of the local eggs, as regards flavor, taste and  '.'set-up". - ���������'  ���������'"  The writer considers that there is  no ground whatever for.the assertion  that B. C. eggs are inferior for cold  sto'rago   purposes. ���������  During the ��������� past year- Cranbrook  raised $1,800' for patriotic purposes,  while Ferule raised $2,000 a month  says the Free,.Press. .  . In Chilliwack the curfew bell rings  every, evening at nine, and its pro-  visions*are strictly enforced.,  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  V  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  the district, and industries already established,  J  A WASH IS A JOY  when one's bath room is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental and  open work plumbing. It's an' artistic triumph. Have the 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.Sidg Abbotsford   ^Nothing  will'.  ."���������add more ��������� to  the pleasure, of the friends and kinsfolk,  at home.  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B. C.      :-:  See me now about that Insurance  ������  ���������  0  Etc.  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  I  i  ���������III  'If  ��������� 'it?!  ��������� M  W  4  ���������A  11  m  w  M  mi  1  1  1  f;  #  fil  III  I  8.  i;  ' i*i I  II'  |ffi  It's  l:  s  ?/  s  It  PA  II  w  \{  '  .tBhBbj  ������*'  fl  &5  'fm  0������i ^  ������f  THE ABBOTSF0kt>������POST, ABBOTSFOfct), B.  C.  PRINTING ABILITY  To assure patrons of printing a thoroughly - appropriate and artistic product  requires both a theoretical and a practical 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 6 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, arid our 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  .;>-.  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  and 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 and 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 paper and ink is just as good. No rent to  pay is part of the secret.  BATES, 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 JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  Hub Square  stes  Mission City  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER fl  THE ABBOTSFORD/POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  C.  The  W. A. will give one of their  popular. socials  early  in     the    New  'Year. The exact date to be given later.  ' On Saturday December 11 th Moars Spencer,& Hill hold a sale of the  popular ".Colonial Cakes" to introduce them in the district and gave  the total proceeds���������amounting to  Seven Dollars and Sixty Cents ($7.-  (50).'to the Red Cross Auxiliary.  rate of postage as applies to parcels  Hens,. ; i5u to 1Sf   to indiscriminate eating cf in'digest-  from the.United Kingdom for the ex-   Young birds l8<* to  19<f   ibie- feeds as to an utter neglect    of  Fruit |  .Apples, per box  : 75<* to  $125  Apples, per sack 50<J to $1.00  MISSION CITY ITEMS  peditionary forces on tlie Continent;  that,is:  The treasurer of the Red Cross  Auxiliary 'wishes to acknowledge tiio  receipt of two dolars from Mr. Am-  soy Everett, tho proceeds of a dance  recently held In the Alexander JIall.  Also' live dollars per Mr. David  Blair proceeds of a dance given by  tho Eight-W.  The L. A. of the Presbyterian  church held their annual ' meeting  last Wednesday in the manse and elected the following officers for 1!) 16:  .Honorary President: Mrs. Mcbcrmott  President: Mrs. D. Eraser; Secretary  Mrs. H. Smith, Treasurer': Mrs. McMenemy.  For parcels weighing up to 3 lbs.,  2-1  cents.    ��������� ���������  For parcels weighing over 3 lbs.,  and not more than 7 lbs., 32 cents.  For parcels woighinig 7 lbs., and  not more than :l 1. lbs., 28  cents.  This means a material reduction  on the coat of parcels, and it'is hoped it will be a source of satisfaction  to the Canadian public. This reduction has been brought about by Canada foregoing all postal charges for  the convenience of those parcels in  Canada and on the Atlantic.  The public are reminded, however  that until further notice no parcel  can be. sent weighing over seven  pounds.  any  precautions to adajit their systems   to *the   new   conditions  which  THE MAHKJ2T  SHERIFFS  SALE  OF  LANDS.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  ,   Frank  Munro,  plaintiff.  ���������  R. J. Shortreed, defendant.  Pursuant to the order of Mr. Justice Morrison  dated the first  day  of  November, 1915, and to me directed  I will offer for sale by public auction,  at my office, Court House, New Westminster, on Friday, the 17th day of  December,   1915,  at twelve    o'clock  noon, all the right, title and interest  of the Defendant in and to lot one  ,(1),   block-thirty-one   (31),   of   the  Southwest quarter of section twenty-  two   (22),  township    sixteen     (16)  map number 464A, situated in    the  town of Abbotsford; Size of lot 30 by  120  with   two-storey    frame     store  building 30 by 70, and out buildings.  The above lands are subject to the  following:   Mortgage    to     Bion    B,  Smith for  $2500  with interest at  8  per cent.,  dated  6th of July,   1912,  and registered in the Land Registry  Office at New Westminster, on 17 th  vof February, 1914. .     ,  Mortgage to the Abbotsford Timber & Trading Company Limited for  the sum of $1,200 with'interest at 8  per cent., dated the ,2nd December,  1912, and registered in the Land Registry Office at Ne\y Westminster on  There was a keen demand for turkeys at the New Westminster market  on Friday last and the available supply was soon exhausted at 35^ retail  and 28������ if purchased in crate lots.  One buyer from Vancouver bought 3  crates of the birds at 28<?, but lie refused to resell any of his stock locally, as he was holding them, he said,  i'or Vancouver customers, where the  turkey supply was almost a negligible  quantity.  Many of tho farmers who raise  turkeys, however, have received numerous orders for a Christmas or the  New Year- bird from local purchasers and these will arrive this week to  be on hand for the Christmas market.  The wholesale meat market came  back to its form of a few weeks ago  and every hook was in use, and hung  with choice carcasses of pork and  quarters of valley beef. For the finer lines of'pork, as high as 12 cents  was paid, but the main prices remained unchanged. Some of the veal  Drought 15 cents.  Dressed ducks chickens and geese  featured the individual vendors' sections and the geese'sold readily at  I 30������ a pounl; 25 cents.was asked for  the ducks and chickens. Wholesale  poultry offered the usual varied assortment and prices range dfrom 15 <*  to 20^. - v  The apple supply is rapidly dimin-  Vegetables  Potatoes, per ton $10, to $12  Potatoes,   per sack   60^  Onion, per sack... $1.25  to  $1.50  Carrots, per sack .... 50#  Turnips, per sack  50^  Cabbage, per sack  50tf  Beets, per sack"  60^  Eggs uad Butter  Eggs, retail  '. 501 to 55<*  Eggs, wholesale  47$>  Butter, retail, per lb ....: 35^  Money; per lb. .: 17%  Wholesale Meat  Steer beef, in carcass 10^  Beef,  hindquarters  12<J  Beef,   forequarters ' 8$  Pork, per lb, ...*  Utf to 12^  Veal, No.  1, per lb  13  ffto  15<*  Veal   large  per  lb     8//f   to���������10������  Mutton  12tf to I3tf  Spring lamb  15^  Fish  Cohoes, per lb .*. 12%  Codfish,  por lb    : 12 %tf  Smelts, per lb  10^  Halibut, per lb  15<J  Steeihead,   por  lb   15^  Herring,   3   lbs    25^  THE    TEN    COMMANDMENTS  KJt CHRITSMAS OlVlWt  the 17th of February, 1914  ���������Judgment for the sum of $946.28 j ishing and although the demand is  in favor of the Plaintiff regstered in j reasonable it is confined to the pur-  the Land Registry Office, New West-i chase of good stock, which has been  minster on March 28th, 1914  Terms of sale cash.  T. J. ARMSTRONG,  Sheriff.  The above sale is hereby postponed  until-Thursday the 30th day of- December at the same time and place.  T. J. ARMSTRONG,  Sheriff.  PARCELS KATES ARE ALLOWED  The Hon. T. Chase Casgrain, postmaster-general of Canada, has been  successful, as a result of negotiations  entered into with the Imperial postal authorities, in effecting an arrangement with the British government  whereby parrels from Canada for  Canadian'soldiers in France and in  Flanders will be carried at the same  properly put away and nicely packed  The   price   paid  "for     the     better  grades was $1.25 per box ,and some  ragged stock failed to sell at 75<2.  Ergs although they sold at 55������  are showing signs of a decline and  the wholesalers are chary of overload  ing themselves. The price paid by  local wholesalers was 47 cents.  The potato market showed no  change. One dealer who sold half  a, ton at $6.50 declared that he would  bring no more spuds to the market  until conditions were'more favorable  Quotations   as   follows:  Poultry  Turkeys,  retail   _' 35^  Turkeys, wholesale 28p  Geese, dressed  30������j  Ducks, dressed  25������  Hens, dressed  .- '. 25������  Ducks,   live  weight,   old   16^ to   18������  Ducks, yuong, live weight 20������ to 24������  igsaamaaiiaffis^^:-^^  1. Thou shalt love the giver of  the gift, becausethe gift, because he  lias sent the gift.  2. Thou shalt remember first the  very young and  the very old.  3. Thou shalt buy within thy own  means, remembering the spirit of the  gift and not the value.  4. Thou shalt not become a party  to the mere exchange of gifts. Let  thy heart go with each" and every  greeting or present thou sendest out.  5. Thou shalt make such gifts as  thy skill may warrant, inasmuch as  the work of thy hands-gives added  value to the offering.  6. Thou shalt tie up no bitter remembrances with a gift, but only  peace and good will..  7. Thou shalt have the gifts ready (purchased in B. C.) several days  ' '- - -*>       v .  before the time,of delivery, that the  immediate days., before. Christmas  may be filled with peace and happiness, and not with turmoil and frenzy  8. Thou salt seek the abodes of  the poor and friendless with such  wholesome gifts as may cheer and  nourish their hungry bodies ,. and  hearts. ���������  9. Thou shalt not gush over thy  gifts. Thou shalt show thy gratitude in more sincere r/ays.  10. Thou shalt tat earliest oppor-  .rcign during "the Christmas, holidays  Take* the case of the average, father of a family who leaves all office  work behind. How dees the change  affect him? In the first placo; the  dull monotony of his days is broken  in upon and his brain can relax from  the high pressure of the office. This  much of course, is a change in the  right direction. All work and no  play makes Jack a dull boy physically as well as mentally. At the  same time, however, staying at home  has drawbacks of its own, for it  means less exercise, which--���������* in --its  turn should suggest a cutting down  of the  fod supplied  tot he  body.  Too much food and too little exertion are almost certain to upset tho  digestion and clog up the various organs whose duty it is to separate tho  waste matters from the good in the  food we eat and rid the body of thoso  poisonous products.  The remedy is perl'octly -simple.  There is not need to stint youreslf of  the. good thngs of tho table. , Eat  drink and be merry, within fair moderation of course. However you must  help your digestive organs by taking  plenty of vigorous outdoor exercise.  A two hours' walk before the midday meal, a round of golf, or some  other outdoor game with the children  in the midafternoon, and a brisk two  miile walk in the half-hour before  the evening meal will be found worth  more than any amount of doctor's  prescriptions directed towards relieving the first symptoms of biliouness  the mental irritability, disturbed  sleep, sour taste in the mouth, loss  of -appetite, etc., which are such a  common aftermath of the Christmas  holidays.   * * ' - ��������� ...  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plumridge  have how a liti.le daughter to gladden their home. She arrived last  week..  Miss Baker, principal of tho High  Sihool, is the 'guest of Mr. and Mrs. .  C. I-I. Winslade of Vancouver for the  Christmas holidays.������  Miss Vida Abbot formerly of Mission but now of Vancouver, is'visiting with friends in Mission City this  week.        ,   .  MISSION FERRY SERVICE'  Across Fniser River at Mission  Leave Mission Leave Matsqui  Week Days  p. in  1:00  1:40  2:20  3:00  a. m.  7 i'O 0  7:40  8:20  9:00  9:40  10:20  11:00  11:40  a. m.  9:00  10:00  11:00  11:40  3:40  4:20  5:00  5:40  a. m.  ' 7:20  ' 8:00  8:40  9:20  10:00  10:40  11:20  11:45  Sundays  p. m  1:00  2:00  3:00  4:00  4:30  a. m.  9:30  10:30  11:20  |  11:45  p. m.  1:20  2:00  2:40  3:20  4:00  4:40  5:20  .5:45  p. m.  1:30  2:30  3:30  4:15  . 4:45  FOR SALE���������An absolutely new  McClary Raiige, Four Holes, Warm- *  ing Closet, Ovon Thermometer', Reservoir, etc.,* at $32.50 cash; also a  Double Bed and Mattress, only in use\  6 weeks. Apply Rev. J. C. Mitton,  Abbotsford.  "ROUGH ON RATS" clears out Rats  Mice, etc. Don't. Die in the House.  15c and 25c, at Drug and Country  Stores.  CLOSING EXERCISES OF -  THE PUBLIC SCHOOL  (From the Fraser Valley Record)  The closing exercises of the Mission  Public School will long be remembered by those present, the attendance being much larger than usual.  The seating and standing capacity of  the auditorium of the school was taxed to its utmost with children and  parents, and friends of teachers and  pupils.  An excellent' programme was carried out under the direction of the  principal Mr. D. M. Moore, as follows  in part:  Orchestra, ';0 Canada"; "Maple  Leaf", by the school; Speech by Mr  Apps; Song,  EHhUTmjI  ������������������EJQEHDDEQnS  HlMfa  J. H. JONES  .. Funeral Director. ,  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies;..  Phone Connection. Mission City,  aaQQQQoaaasQcisBG  +���������r,,-f,r   ���������������������������        j** v , l-u    ,      -.,-,  o,    The Best Old Flag on  tunity, give written or verbal thanks, Earth-. by school; Unveiling of Roll  for such kindnesses ras  thy  friends   ���������"*-"*���������* - ..-__._  may  have  bestowed   upon  thee     at  Christmas.  HOLIDAY AILMENTS  BUTCHER  I- Pork, Mutton, Heef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish e /ery Thursday  ^mmMaKaBmBmsMBBmmam^aBggg^sKg^ $&ggg3  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  $2.0O   PER   DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  So many people habitually feel  more or less out-of-sorts for the few  days following Christmas that Christmas ailments have come to be recognized as a necessary aftermath of the  festivities.  Of course the children will always  overeat themselves; if they were not  allowed to eat all sorts of indigestible things,  they would ���������  feel    they  were  being cheated out of half the  joy of the gay Christmas season. AsJ  a matter of fact, it is not the children at all who make up the bulk of  sufferers from Christmas complaints  It   is   the  grownups     who,     simply  through carelessly neglecting to subscribe to one simple rule of health,  frequently find thomselves more or  less unhappy inside, and more tired  and run down physically at the end  of  the  Christmas holidays than before  them.  Of course children do overeat them  selves more often than grown people  They rejoice,   however,  in the  possession of powers    of    recuperation  which grown-ups even in the prime  of life, can only look back on with  envy.    Too much plum pudding, too  many sausages with turkey, too many  sweets between meals, may bring on  a sharp digestive upset, but in a few  hours all traces of it have disappeared, and the one-time sufferer is soon  eager  for  more  of   the  rich   foods  which caused him pain.  With   grown   people,  after-Christmas ailments are not so much due  of Honor and speech by Mr. J. A. Ca  therwood; Heroes, Past and Present,  Division III.; Recitation, Division IV.  Christmas Carol, Division V.; Recitation, Mary Tupper; Recitation by  Fred Dunn; Music by the Orchestra;  Then followed speeches by Messrs  Catchpole,Christie, Lampard, McLean  White (?), Rev. Mr. Conn, closing  with the National Anthem.  The programme was a highly creditable one and both teachers and pupils deserve credit.  The following is the Roll of Honor  list:  R.'Appleby, G. Cade, C. Cade, G.  H. Catchpole, B. E. Catchpole, E.  Catherwood, P. Catherwood, S Campbell, P. Cox, F. Gibbard, A. Gibbard,  E. Hughes, F. Hall, W. Keeves, W.  McTaggart/ Wm. McTaggart, P. Mc-  Taggart, F. Plumridge, C. Stokes, V.  , Solloway, R. Solloway, R. Scott, G.  Thompson, J. Wharton, E. Watkins,  H. Jones.  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria ?Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. C.  Rofoson Bros.  Poultry Tonic  ���������and���������  Lice Powder.  Abbotsford Feed Store  cxu.n  Farmers' arid Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished"  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C.  t L.  ���������ft  -Ml  If  Ml  m  i  f.'l  !'^1  i>]  I hi  w  III  H  m  "i  i  A  ��������� *<&  KM  're  - m  -i  t  1  if  *i  1  m  hi  I  M  nil  ih  P  P  M<"  ii  m'

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