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 r?������y& i I  :,.V'.' ',1  E wish our Customers  and friends a Merry  Christmas  ���������:"o.,^ <-.M.- :L.v.THe-HilL.SipiP0..  $  Mrs. E. Gazley visited Mrs. Gazley  Snr., over the week end.  -viy Mrs. Rev. Campbell was in Abbots  ford on Monday to vote to win the  war.' '  Corpl. Manlius Zeigler is' on duty  again in Vancouver.  The Ladies' Aid was held at the  home of Mrs. McMenemy on Wednesday,^ goodly number being present.  The officers'Were elected for the  coming year.  Mr. Deagle has accepted a position  in Chilliwack. Mrs. Deagle and her  mother epxect to follow in the New  Mr. Frank Wooler and Mrs. Elmer  Campbell of Bellingham were visitors in Abbotsford last-Week.  Miss Lulu Zeigler is visiting her  '        parents for a'week or ten days.  An Xnias tree and programme is  being held in the Presbyterian church  on Xmas eve. The children of the  Sunday School have charge of thy  programme. A good attendance ' is  hoped for. -.  The whist drive given in the Masonic hall by the W..A. last Friday  night was quite a success, fourteen  tables being played and everyone in  seemingly the best of spirits. Mr.  Weir, Snr. won the gentleman's first  prize, Mrs. Elmer Campbell the ladies  first while Mrs. Roberts got the consolation prize again.  Mrs. Rucker's sister Mrs. Lumsden  ���������from Washington   visited    her    last  A dance and card party at Hunting  d'm mlized ?10 for tho Red Cross.  ' Mr. King and Irvine woro visitors  in Vancouver on Thursday.  ' Miss Urquhart has gone east for  her holidays visiting Ottawa, wheru  she formerly li -3d and a s-ste^' in  New York.  Miss f-aele has been visiting tier  cousins in Vancouver for a week.  Miss Dorothy Parton and Miss  Grace Kennedy went to Vancouver on  Saturday returning on Sunday.  Huntingdon had its school concert  on Wednesday night and Musselwhne  theirs on Thursday evening.  Mr. and Mrs. J. McLean of Huntingdon have moved into the house of  Mr. Walter Wells.  Gives the Unionists a Majority of 47���������Many  Candidates Lose Their Deposits���������Two Unionist Ministers\ \ Are\ i)efeated~-Stacey  Elected for Westminster bistrict~All Unionist Candidates Elected in B.C. Except  Skeena, Where for time being Stork Holds  Forth. .     '-'.'{'���������':  JIMMY DOWNIE PROBABLY  LOSES HIS SIGHT  The many friends around Abbotsford of Jimmy.Downie will be sorry  to hear tlie news received in a letter  ���������to J. A. McGowan from his brother  to the effect that Jimmy was liable  to be blind for life. His right eye  is already taken out and the doctor  holds out little hope for the left. Besides the injuries to his eyes Jimmy  received eleven wounds in all including a broken arm. He is now an inmate of the Queen Alexandra Military  Hospital, Millbank, London, England  and would be very glad to hear from  some of his old friends around here.  His address is Pte. Jas. Downie, No.  826331, 2nd C. M. R. at above his-  pital.  The count at the present time is  that the Unionists* have a- maority-  in the House at Ottawa and the Union . government' success ��������� has "proven  that it. was the one act of the old  government���������unity���������which has certainly met with the approval of the  people.  Possibly no more fitting expression  of the greatness of the victory could  be had than that contained  in the  wonderful speech at Unionist headquarters of Colonel Lorne.Mulloy, the  blind trooper, famed throughout Canr  ada as the man who-made the first  concrete move- towards the crowning  igiory' of'-the-election'.on.'Modnay.. '���������.Ir  ^--Inv^ords-ringiirg^thrsifiberlty-SEtf  that will never be forgotten in Vancouver by those'who heard  it, .the  great heartedvsoldier. said: "It is not  in.any spirit of"triu"mph"over the men  who  conscientiously, - or    otherwise,  supported Sir Wilfrid Laurier.    It is  with no feeling of cheap elation over  victory, but it is with a very sincere  pride in_my fellow Canadians that I  stand here and rejoince with you over  the wonderful outcome of the great  issue.    I feel a bigger Canadian and  prouder than ever before.    It is one  thing for the men in  France,  well-  trained and under- orders, to carry on  to victory in the field, and another  thing, and just as great, for an entire citizen body, in the sacred privacy of the polling both with the sord-  did temptation to turn the ballot to  a selfish use, or respond so nobly.  "Thank God for such Canadian  ciizens! They have vindicated our  right to be called a nation."  A noticeable feature of tlie election  was the number of deposits lost by  the candidates, and probably when  the returns are in more will have  lost deposits than in any previous  elections.  Mr. F. B. Stacey has hi no un-  mistakenable terms been elacted for  Westminster district, polling nearly  double that of Major Ramsay.  The following are the returns approximately:  Prince Edward Island���������Unionist. 0  Liberal 4.  Nova Scotia���������Unionist, 5; Liberal  9. Deferred 2 (Halifax)  Now Brunswick���������Unioniut, 7j Liberal  4. <=���������:'  Quebec���������Unionist, 3;  Liberal, C2.  Ontario���������Unionist, 72; Liberal, 10  Manitoba���������Unionist, 13; Liberal,  1. Deferred 1  (Nelson).  Saskatchewan���������Unionist, 16; Liberal 0.  Alberta���������Unionist, 11; Liberal, 1.  British Columbia���������Unionist, 12;  Liberal) 1.  ��������� ! Hon. Albert Sevigny, minister of  inland revenue, has been defeated in  both Westmount-St. Henri and Dorchester.  Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of  labor, has been elected In Elgin West  F. B. McCurdy, parliamentary un-  .der-secretary to the department of  militia, has been elected by acclamation in Colchester, N. S. l  Hon. Hugh Guthrie, solicitor-general, has been elected in Wellington  South.  Hon. J. A.Calder, minister of colonization, has been elected in. Durham.  er'seas' military forces, has been elected'-in? Toronto -Eastr^ ���������"��������� ���������*"" - ��������� " ">���������' -  cC;.Si'r Robert Borden, the Prime.Minister, has been elected in Kings, N.  S.,  .    , ., ���������  Hon Martin Bur'rell, secretary of  state, was elected by acclamation in  Yale.    -  -  General Mewburn, minister of militia, has been elected in Hamilton  East.  Sir Thomas White, minister of .finance, has been elected in Leeds.  Hon. C. C. Ballantyne, minister  of marine and fisheries, has been elected in the. St. Lawrence division of  Montreal.  Hon. C. J. Doherty, minister of justice, has been elected in the St. Anne  division of Montreal.  Hon. F. B. Carvell, minister of puo-  lic works, Avas elected by acclamation  in Carleton, N. B.  Hon. A. L. Sifton, minister of customs, has been elected in Medicine  Hat.  Hon. P. E. Blondin, postmaster-  general, has been defeated in Laur-  ier-Outremont and Champlain.  Sir Edward Kemp, minister of ov-  F. B. STACEY, M. P.  For Westminster District  Mm. Parton Receives Letter Tellintt  Her of Death of Her Son, P^e. ������f.  O. Parton, on November l.OUi.  Pte. Stuart McGillivray, for many  years a resident of Huntingdon, has  been killed in action, according to  news from the front.  How tlie Cabinet Fared.  Sir George E. Foster, minister of  trade and commerce, has been elected  in Toronto north.  Hon. Arthur Meighen, minister of  the interior, has been elected in Portage la Prairie.  Hon. T. A. Crerar, minister of agriculture, has been elected in Marquette by over 6000 of a majority.  WESTMINSTER DISTRICT.  Ten small polls, including Agassiz  yet to hear from':  Poll Stacey  Unionist  Port   Moody    128  Lake Bunten    12  loco    77  Burquitlam    48  Maillardville    51  Port Coquitlam   (3)..257  Pitt Meadows  31  Hammond   ................124  Haney .123  Albion f........... 37  Webster's Corners .... 27  Whonnock  65  Ruskin  16  Stave Falls  32  Siiverdale  ....28  Mission 229  Steeihead     9..  Hatzic  63  Hatzic Prairie  .....    !).  Dewdney  15  Nicomen Island   20  Dcroche -���������-..  13  Harrison  River  22  Popcum '..   16  Rosedale   97  East Chilliwack    59  C.heam      104  Chilliwack City  425     ^  The letter reads as follows:  It is with much regret' that I write  this letter to give you a few particulars about .your son Pte.. J. C. Part-  -on's "death. '-��������� -;.-..'-���������".���������--;;-, j^-t^���������-V5--  No. 46228  Pte. .Bristol, wa&Ynext ;;  to your son in the support'trench'on-,;  the morning of Nov. 10th during the ���������'���������  operations nearPasschendaele,- .and-.  saw;him instantly killed by a piece ox  shrapnel in the head.    He was buried  just in front of the-trench by two  of   his   chums   No.  ,933   Pte.   Shep-  heard and No. 63358- Pte., Restarick.  It may give you some small, comfort to know that death was instantaneous, with no pain or suffering.  His platoon officer was also killed the  same day. But as I had .- been in-  charge of No. 8 platoon for some time  previous, and know all the boys very  well, I thought 1 would write these  i few lines.  " Pte. Parton was No. 1 on his Lewis  Gun Section, and a man whom I had  complet confidence. His soldierly  disposition and cheerfulness at all  times, made him very popular with  all who knew him, and we shall miss  him very much.  It is very hard when one is taken  from us in the prime of life, but he  has cheerfully laid down his life in a  cause that is just, and Passchendaele  will always be a sacred name to Canadians as a memorial of great deeds  a nd brave sacrifices.  -The officers and men of the Company join in sincere sympathy in this  your great loss. (Signed) Sgd. Morris 11. A. Drury, Lieut. No. 2 Co'y, 7th  Battalion Can.  Ramsay  Liberal  78  15  45  34  93  146  28   .  36  42  i)  :  20'  M  9 4  31  92  '      5-.  14  29  34  13  18  21  22  ;     58  9  ;       73  179"  Sardis .'-���������  .236  Lower Sumas  101  Huntingdon    .   25  Abbotsford"  141  Clayburn    99  Mt. Lehman Store .... 49  Mt.  Lehman -Hall ....  21  Matsqui    ,   55  Ruby Creek      3  Douglas         5  \ Harrison Hot Springs 12  Pitt Lake .... "...v... 10  Hope  -  10'  i Total   vote,   Stacey,   2894;  71'  46  18  69  13  29  19  61  9  1  3  4  4  Ramsay,  1538���������-Union majority 1356.  Notes on Election  Laurier was defeated in Ottawa.  Borden was elected in two seats.  The two-aeated candidate In B. <"\  is left without a seat at all, but Bar*?  hk-r. deposit.  Foster was elected by 14,000 of a  mr ijority, and sick abed at that.  Mackenzie King the Rockefeller  ca; idldate of Ontario wag sent to ob-  liii'm again.  ���������,'Sr     .-.,  The age of a great many young  lac lies was found out on election day  Iwbien they went to vote.    Oh! *H12 ABBOTSFORD POST. ABBOTSFORD, B. 0.  Til 18 AmsOTSPOItl) POST  Published    every    I-'iiilay    by    thfi    l-'o.si-  I'.ihll.-iliin;.'  Coinp:'";'.  A wi'i.'My .1 u 11J ;i;i. 'l'.-.-iu- ! u> I lie li.li:r-  e.-'ls ul AmIiiiI -,1'u: .j .j/.iJ .-ju'i. -'Miiluiy ill.--  U'ii't.  -\il vc.M-i iniiii; Kill us made. Unntv.. 'u nf-  0!li::iii''ii  i,l-XiAK Al i\' !;IK'nS|NOr���������12 cents pi-r  llni' fur lir-sl in.'i-i ln;ii, iin-l S ceiil.", a inif.  Mil- ;ill suli i������.'i|iiciii i��������� <��������� 11���������--ecuM \ i- iiisui'iiiins  0*ir Siai<i)ii]ft,is'���������i\:oir,ljoj: ten- nor ixg'ijs',  Itliu   ifuv'oni^-iiunt.  FUIDA V,   m-XJlLvIii  I.! i-i P 10"  !JI7  "ICasl is Fas( ami West is W'es:. '  and noviT i:ior(i distinct ly were l.ha  .liiu'K drawn in Canadian F.luctiorin  i.liuii during I ho. ,')!ocl.ion on IM'ond.'iy  L'lul. Wosl of i lie O'lfawa l.tiver tho  majority is Uuioiiisi. while oast of the  Oil awn it. is I.mirier. This probabiy  forcasts tho I'uturo elections whan  wcaL of Lake Superior will send th:j  most candidates to Ottawa. Then will  ihc  province of Quebec: Inao its grip  forever as the controlling  centre in. Canada.  Tlie election was fought towards  tho last with a vim unprecedented in  Canada, but truly Canadian. The  women did much towards organization and seeing that the electors were  brought out to vote for the Union  candidates. To tlie women the mon  will have to hand the bouquet for  the most thorough way in which  thoy   did   their   work.  It was a glorious victory for patriot ism.     '  political ! tf\vafk  '"'I-  The judgeship would now look bi;^  to Hilly Mclnnis���������who knew just enough to savo his deposit. But then  monoy will be sure to come from  somewhere, .surely. .  Valley  The public, schools closed today for  he holidays.  ,������v  K=>,.  5:  ���������-.���������nwO'er  ^>  \&mmg������^  i]  T: P& I   ISh ira tt fOk $$ B  '<J*'  ^aves itin  A.f  sempiios-o  Mr.  Justice Duff (the Final Court of Appeal) Declares it is Essential that there shall be No ' '''  Diminution in Agricultural Production..  (Published by authority  tree in respect .of. his son,  decision  of Local  refused a clanr? for'^p-rma  w  1  J   ���������  afc'unal.  exaiiipctori.  Ho wn tree, from the  ,  xw 421,  which'  The son was slated to  Ontario,  No.  be an experienced farm hs.nd, who had been working  on-the farm continuov.::!? fos the past seven years, and  ever since leaving school He fives and works with his  father, who owns ,? farm o������ 150 acres' near Weston,'  Ontario. V/iih ?.;:e exception, of a younger brother, he  is the only male help or the father on the -farm. The  father is a man of advanced years.  In granting-  be employed  in agricisiSu  said:  "The  the man exemption "until he ceases to  7}  Mr. Justice Duff  -���������������i.i y  Service Act does not deal with the  subject of the exemption of persons engaged in the agri-  question which it is my duty  applicant   being  and having  cultural industn-; arxd.  to decide is whether th<  been, as above mentioned, habitually and effectively engaged in agriculture and in labor essential to the carrying on of agricultural production, ought to be exempted  under the provisions of the Military Service Act.  "These two propositions are indisputable :  "(1) In order that the military power of the allies  may be adequately sustained, it is essential that in this  country and under the present conditions, there  should be no diminution in agricultural production.  "(2) The supp'ly of competent labor available for  the purpose of agricultural production is not abundant,  but actually is deficient.  "The proper conclusion appears to be that the applicant, a competent person, who had been habitually  and effectively engaged injh\hor essential to such production, ought not to; be withdrawn from it.  "It is perhaps "unnsco3:iary to say that such exemptions are not granted as concessions on account of personal hardship, still less as a favor to a class. The sole  ground of them is that the national interest is the better  served by keeping these men at home. The supreme  necessity (upon the existence of which, as its preamble  shows, this policy of��������� the Military Service Act is founded) that leads the State to take men by compulsion and  put them in the fighting line requires that men shall be  kept at h-fime who are engaged in work essential to enable the State to maintain the full efficiency of the combatant forces, and whose places cannot be taken by  others not within the class called out."  Ottawa, Dec. 8, 1917.  of Director of Public Information,  Ottawa.)    ������������������ . p  Hon. Mr. Justice Dtsff g?ive judgment on December  Gth, in the first test case brotig?;t before him,- as Central  Appeal Judge (the Gnal cour;: of appeal), for the exemption of a farmer. The appeal was made by W. H. Rown-  (From   Fraser  Valley  Record.)  Mrs. Gallil'ord has received the following letter from her son, Gil.to who  is stationed at Halifax; and our readers will indeed be pleased to hoarthat  our young friend is still in the land  of tlie living'and aparently unhurt.  Wo all hope that he will ever bo as  hick. Tho letter reads: '  II. M. C. S. "NIOBE'VHalirax, N.S.  December  Gth,  1917.  To  Mother:  Today is a day that 1 shall never  'never forgot! When-my hair is gray  and I am tottering on the brink of  iho grave, tho scenes 1 have seen this  day will bo as vivid before my ey������s  as they are this evening.  "���������MODE" truly is, as was the  Goddess Niobe, the Lady of Tears.  Let me try and set forth In my  own way, what you will have long  since -heard   o������.  This morning dawned a lovely day  really fresh and brisk and, not too  cold. About 8:'10 wo noticed an  ammunition ship proceeding up the  harbour; she was flying the French  colours; little we figured on what  eventually transpired. An I re-entered  the oflice after doing a small transaction Mr. Carp'jnter asked me if i  had seen the collision; I said that i  had not and at once went to see.  Sure enough, there was a fairly large  Belgian relief ship going full spee-1  astern and piled up against the docks  was the ammunition ship. Fire was  roaring out of the forward part and  dense black smoke was wreathing up  to the sky; occasionally-a giant 'balloon' of oily fire would shoot hundreds of feet in to the air and when  this occurred, and .the noise of  th.e combustion of the gases would  come rumbling to our ears.  At the first intimation of- the fire  I  went  up  onto  the  boat  deck, and  matched it from the'aft signal bridge  and as it appeared to-be geting-worse  and worse,' I' went on to the fo'c'sle  (i<;ck. 1 stood on.the gun platform and  and watched the huge flames ascending and onebyone the engines rushed  i.'Iong the street up on the hillside.-All  at once, without the slightest warning, something like cotton wool flash  ed before my eye; something was lifting, lifting me into the air. Then I hit  "the deck and had the good sense to  stay thee. I huddled down to the deck  and tried to breathe, it was as though  my mouth, was full of soot; my hair  felt funny also and then there came  the most terrific report I  have ever  heard. My ears are still ringing.  All around I could hear heavy particles of something falling; everyone  was shouting and rollng around and  the ship was heaving awful. I looked  over the side, huge fog banks of  smoke were everywhere and I could  see a huge wave surging and heaving all around. It seemed as though  the whole world was rocking.  The Niobe was wrenched away  from the jetty and that too was partially destroyed. All over the harbor  (here was charred pieces of timber  tossing about and soon the crackle  of fire was heard.  I picked myself up off the deck  and tried to find my hat, but in the  geat din and confusion, failed to do  so. As I proceeded back to the office  T had a. chance to see what had really  happened/ All wood superstructure  on board was crashed in; two. of tho  fiinnels had large dents in them and  tho rigging was littered about and  tliore were cries of pain and wounded  ;:ien hurrying to get below. As r went  ixwn the ladder I'-passed Beresford,  ono of the writers. His face was covered   with   blood  and  his  hand   was  ABBOTSFORD  D5STRICT BOARD OF  TRADE  [[President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N. Hill  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  m^J?he district,,and industries already established.  .^^������������������rW^-.  J  bleeding profusely. Writer Cordn-jr  v. as supportng him as he went up the  litckler but I am glad to say I did not  notice anything the mater with him.  I entered our own office. Poor Mr.  Carpenter was streaming with  wounds from his face and head and  also received a nasty one on the inside of his thigh. Brinkman had several wounds in the head and was  bleeding quite a bit.    Mr. Evell was  -jgj-[ pnf ������uin 3in 1V- pjuoq uo iou  low by some miraculous means escaped injury also.  'Clear lower deck' was sounded and  we all mustered in the Port Battery.  1   took  a chase up  to the Sick  Bay  to  see  what things  were like there  and  by  reason  of the  crowd  there,  was unable to assist in any way and  so went aft again.    I saw Mr. Carpenter and procured some bandages  for him but he. would not let me lix  him up;   he said he had heard that,  there were flies, .breaking out in, the  North  Hi-ii  '.viicro he lived an'1 to'.,  askeo lii'n if I should a-. >ip and see  what had become of Mrs. Carpenter.  A fire party had been detailed off to  do the best that they could do and I  joined them.    We had to slide down i  a cable to get ashore but we all did  so without getting in the drink.      I '  hurried off as fast as I could toward  Albert street.       What a desolation!  Telephone poles and tram  line supports all snapped off short and the  wires were a regular mesh work all  .over the  road.  Every house seemed to be on fire  and the heat seemed to dry up my  skin.   ,1 had to pick my way among  the fallen car wires and got off the  Main Street or rather, what was left  of it, and tried to get down to number 99, but it was impossible to do  so that way; so I had to go straight  up the hill and round and when I arrived  at  Mrs.  Carpenter's house all  that was left was a heap of red-hot  embers and one lonesome blackened  bedstead on the tcp of the pile.    Mr.  Vaughan's house, next door, precisely  the same and now, at the close of  the  day,  they are still  fighting  the  ���������flames.       Dear Mrs.    Carpenter, who  was such a good friend to me. I fear  has  gone.    Outside  the  house  next  door, I found Mr. Vaughan in a sort  of a maze and asked him where Mrs.  Vaughan   and   Rene   were;   he  said  "My God, my God, I don't know".  All round us houses were burning  and  those  that  were  not  in  flame?  had collapsed  like a pack of cards  and the smoke was gripping at your  lungs and sparks and bits of charred  embers   were   blowing  all  over  the  shop    As I  was crossing a 'garden'  toward   a   house   that   was  just   beginning to  burn,  I  heard  a  frantic  voice calling,  "Billy Galliford, Billy  Galliford  for the  love of God come  over here and help me.''      I looked  over to the place from whence the  voice came and saw a house that had  been shaved in half like a ;hunk of  cheese;  in what used to be.an upstairs bedroom, among all the broken pictures,  splintered  timbers and  laths and fallen plaster I saw a man  in a white shirt.    Blood was streaming from his head all over the shirt  and he was madly trying to dig some  thing  from   under  the debris 1  climbed up as best I could and recognized the man as    Warrant,   Officer  Brown of the Naval.Transport Office.  '.'She's  in  there,"  he said  "She's  hi  there, my God.    Rose,    my    darling  Rose"    Between us we frantically removed  what  we  could  cf  the  mess  and there we found Mrs. Brown. At  least I suppose it was.    The face was  just smashed in in one bloody mess  and   frothy  bubbles   gently   blowing  from her lips and just a faint echo  of the same "My God, my God." Mr.  Brown raised the poor figure in his  arms  and   smoothed   the   face- with  kisses and all around you could hear  screams and groans.     I saw her bot.-i  ankles were broken and her arm was  also   broken  just   below  the  elbow;  [ there were four    white-livered    'civ-  |ies' standing    in the    back    garden  watching the hundreds and hundreds?  of houses burning, so I went and applied the strongest  language I ever  used  to  them and  chopped  down  a  door  and   between   us   we   managed  to get the poor woman down.    The  last I saw of them  was  these impromptu stretcher bearers walking ov-  the hill top to safety and help with  their gruesome load and    the    poor  frantic husband    walking    alongside  and   all   he  could   say   was,   "Rose,  Rose".  I hurried up to the next house and  found a young man with his face all,  slit open;   on  his  lap  he  was holding   the   white   haired   head   of   his  mother. I put a hastily prepared band  age,   which   I   tore   from   some   bed  sheets, around the old ladys' face and  gave the boy a hunk  to fix himself  up  with.    Further  down   the street '  there was a man laying at full length,  on the ground.    He didn't want anything a man could do for him; so I.  covered his face with his coat sleeve  and hurried on.    Next, I came across  a man- who" was almost insane.    Ho  was   running  round   and   round   his  house and kept saying. "They're in  there, they're in    there,    my    God  they're in there."    What   impressed  me most was that he semed to be a-  ware of the fact that he had been  taught  a   great   lesson,    in   underneath the kitchen I found a poor woman who he said was his Wife. Yoii  couldn't possibly have told whether  she was fifty or eignteen as her face  was ijnjured in several places.      She  was alive.    We laid her on the half  hard snow in the garden.        Then I  found a flaxen-haired boy; he was almost naked and was wrapped up in  a coat.    Pink bubbles were.coming  out of his poor little mouth and when  I passed there again, I found the father  sobbing,  he  said,   "He's  dead,  the darling's dead".    So he was. T.ie  ���������pink bubbles were still. I crossed the  little  blue,   scarred  hands  over  his  (ContlD.ea on Last Page) 0  /  ^  THT<3 ABBOtSFORb POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  C.   '  ^^^&s^m^^im^M^m^^  i$t>i^l^^  r a 1  OTS33EEK  BSQB  ���������otsro  ier sons  istrict  lone magnificently in sendin,  e freedom  mpire an<  s ol  ritisJ  Tlie following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson, killed.  H. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  H. R. Gray, killed.  E. 0. Collihson, 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 Gillen, (Killed).  Sergt. C. T. McPhee (KTd)  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  A. J. Miinro, (Prisoner)  L. Trethewey, (Gassed)  Wm.-Morgan (Invalided)  S. McPhee (Wounded)  D.  Campbell,   (Wounded)  Albert Davenport (Wounded).  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. Hulton-Harrop, M. C.  Fred Knox (Wounded)  P. D. McLagan (Killed)  J. C. Parton (Killed)  A. Pegram, (Wounded)  Maj. B. Pottinger (Killed)  B. W. Suthern (Pris. of War)  Walker Wallace (Wounded)  J. Welch (Died of Wounds)  Percy Wilson, (Returned)  Manlius Zeigler (Returned)  A. G. Adams.'  E. Anderton.  J. Aitken. .  I-I. Arnold.  F. Beale.  Steve Beebe  G. Bayes.  .Billiard Boyd.  Ed Barrett.  J. Boiisfield.  W. Bowman.   ���������  A. A. F.  Callan.  J. H. Campbell  W. Campbell.  Tom Campbell.  E. -Chamberlain.  Alex. Chisholm  Fred Colbburne  T. Davis.  T. Donnelly.  J. Downie.  Paul Dutase  Andy EUwood.  Wm. Evans  Norman Evans  Geo. Fadden  A.. A. Fermour.  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.  O. Hicks.  Robt. Higginson  Matt Pligginscn.  A. Hill-Tout.  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  v 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 McCallum.  J. McCormack.  Kenneth McGilivray.  Stewart McGillivray  H. McKinnon .  Wni.'McIntyre  Matt Nelson.  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  are we, who are left behind, going to contribute  towards  anadian  e sacrifice o  erseas oervice  una, as our share,  ose wno have died or en-  lye a montniy suDscnption  tevs  wmffigl^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  mtiW*miti\rtLi ������������������"  3=  DhSCKIiSKS    li.Vl.SE-Yt.V    DIKASTKK  *       ..^uiiiiiiueci   110in   rage   One)  chest and wiped off the plaster, du>it  and bits of lath from his face. When  1 came that way again, with a Koyu 1  Naval Reservo Uoulonant, the mother had died.  . At this time I learned that many  peoplu had gone down to the Railway  track and tried to get I here* but'a  blinding smoky prevented anyono  from doing so. On the way back to  the hill top whore there wore lots of  bad' wound caf.es, 1 found an old woman; she had a bundle covered up before her, on the ground and to ail  appearances was unable to walk. She  kept saying, "Haynes, l-layucs,  Haynes." "What Haynes"? says J.  "These kiddies are Haynes' kiddies  she told me and just then a returned  soldier came along. He couldn't find  where he used to live but told me  quietly that he thought his I'amilv  had perished. He and 1 took a child  each and left tho woman, who could  walk, to follow us. My, those wee  girls were heavy by the time 1 cgoc  into God's fresh air on die top of  the hill but all the way up, my poor  little mite kept saying, "Glasser was- eyes,  sar."  from a'courageous lady doctor whom  I  found sotting,a man's leg;  "There  has been a.fearful loss of iil'e around  the waterfront works and    a    groat  nii-.ny people, will never be heard of  or sen  again.    A couple ot soldiers  ! and 1  found  what we thought was a  ' iish's eye on the railway track.  I wasn't.  j   .  I im-.t a friend of mine in this mess  :;uul   went,  to his  house   to clear up.  ' His  father has only just lately had  1  the  building  dono  up   and   although  the place was standing, everything inside was damaged.        Plascor fallon  from   (.he     ceilings,     windows    and  franios blown in and a mess beyond  all conception, except to one who sees  >       My -friend and 1 had a" cup of post-  '' urn  and   L  returned to   the ship and  : arrived   back,  at  nearly   five  o'clock  1 to Hud everything under guard.-      1  reported to the doctor and asked per  '; mission to as-sist in the hospital and  'so after having a mouthful of tea 1  i went' ashore   in  the arabuianct1.  and  took a load of people tc<,n\ the hospital to their'homes.    There is hardly  any accommodation in  the hospitals  so many are the injured.    Mastor-at-  anhs Brazil I found his wifo with her  left arm broken and wounded in the  ������jri'wi**"'k'������M*  It is safe to say that nearly every  We left the children to the Urulcr House in Halifax is dismantled and I  carqs of a flock of girls. I term it a 'think Hie great danger to be guarded  flock because it. seems mora appro- Hgainst. is the natural term ot priv-  priate than the term "crowd': 1 shall ation and despair that follows such  never forget the sacred helpless loo'.<s ! an event as this is.  on their poor faces. I  couldn't look  at  Mr.  Carpenter  At this time, our Doctor, Surgeon when I told him of his lady. Of  Irwin and an'American naval doctor! course we do not know whether she  came along and I went with them. We j in alive or dead but as he left her  went across  the hill  down  into  th-3 ! ill in bed, 1 fear that she was pinned  writer, behind mo was choked with  fragments'and Mr. Evill and the boys  say that' I should be thankful. I  most certainly ana. The .Ship's oi'Ocj  boys coped it rottenly. Hereford as 1  fold you, was hurt, Levassuer was cut  or, the wrist and from the crown of  It ! his head to his chin, poor Bradbury  has a'bandage around his lower jaw  and forehead. Lisconic and Burrows  two boys from Winnipeg are hurt,  Biscombo won't be handsome when  when he takes his bandages oil either  Scotty, the messinan, Bobbie Campbell and I came off "scott free.'.  As soon as I returned from ambulance duty tonight I telephoned to  Mrs. Burgess to see how they had  fared. Luckily the 'phone was in  order and Mrs.- Burgess answered.  3ho- knows my voice and the first  words sho said wero, "Oh, Billy,  Thco's dead." 1 may have told you  that Mona's dad was inspector of  tramways and he was in a car almost  directly opposite tho scene of tho explosion. The inotornjan, conductor,  Mr. Burgess and everyone in tho car  wore killed. I couldn't go to moo  these poor folks tonight hut muai try  and go tomorrow. ' I will do all I can  tor them but I am afraid it will be  a small do. ,. ���������  The city is under martial law and  everywhere you hear, "Halt, who goes  there?"  1 am sorry to say that In all the  hurry and scuffle, I have lost my little wallet and all that it contained  money and all but there are lots of  jtoor  souls  who  have  lost infinitely  Hell and helped the poor people, all  we possibly could. Nearly all of  the cases complained of the cold but  I was awfully hot; the doctors au-  ministered a hypdermic injection to  alleviate their pains and bound up  their wounds.  Finally, we found ourselves down  in' what used---, to bo the dockyards.  Bodies, parts of bodies, horses, fish  overturned railway locomotives and  freight car's were mixed everywhere.  We got one poor engineer out of h:s  engine and patched him up as bast  we could with iodine that I secured  down and burned. I hope that she  was killed outright, rather than she  should have suffered as I have seen  some suffer today.  The Writers 'got it m the neck'  as the saying goes. You see, we  work in gun casemates, where the  gun port has been rilled in with a  window and the blast of the explosion blew every window in. Had 1  been sitting in my seat. I hate to  think what might have been the result. My blotting pad was ripped  to shreds, a chart next to my head  was  cut  right across  and  the type-  more than I have.  IT you wish to do so, and if Mr.  Bates thinks this account -might interest some of the readers of the  Fraser Valley Record-, you can let him  have it.  ?������J  :n jQBcs������5SBnD3Jaa������B2Bsct:  aB������Bttwa5Mi������r^JFsaBaE������������ri������iw������rjrj c  >NT  FRIEND,  '���������<-".��������� .i"* w.*. /"���������* pnr'  i<0Rb.E,T  >N CHRIS!  - Wheat is more pleasant than a cheery word on Chiifet-  mas Day?    The telephone enables you   to   extend    oebi  wiles to all your friends.       The telephone gives to the,  message a personal sentiment that is appreciated.  Telephoning to your friends is the same as" a visit.  You need not trouble about the distance���������the telephone  will carry your voice-tones anywhere.  Transmit your message personally on Christmas.    .  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  CTT7r-a*TrgTr-"'. yjga-rr.mp.-jiaara5.ni aassaggmOTSBBttBai-au Jwrnw  W  othe  Lteciorsei toe re  eral District of Westminster.  Permit me to extend my heartiest congratulations to all the friends and supporters of Union Government whose splendid-  work has given such a magnificent majority  in the Fraser Valley for the honor of Canada and the Empire. The victory is not  personal it is national, but in so far as I  have represented the cause, I appreciate beyond measure your whole souled' enthusiasm and devotion, without v/hich success  could not have been achieved.  I interpret your voice on the 17th to mean  the renewed dedication of the men and women of the Fraser Valley to those high  ideals and principles for which hundreds of  our own bravest and best have made the  last supreme sacrifice and which thousands more are now defending.  Let us now unitedly set ourselves to the  great task of securing peace through victory and of caring for those who are now  our real representatives in this awful  struggle. The widow and. the fatherless  must not be forgotten by the nation, and  those who may return home must receive  that practical recognition which their service and sacrifice so fully merits.  F.:B.. STACEY,  Chilliwack, December 18, 1917.  Mrs.  By CISSY  Varden.    Your writing truiy  sh'.j-vs generosity, thank you for the  extra donation, method, energy, force  ..irjde, thoroughness, capacity for sev-  jrity unselfishness, force" observation  '.nitative, ambition, Keen sense of humor and wit.  p. O. Box 77, Ashcroft: Origin-  ti ;md a little inclnied to exaggeration, quite practical, generous to a  ::auit; rather Quixotic, not particularly ambitious, expects good luck to  ������������������oiua unsought; friendly, goodnatur-  od, nnd quite approachable. Easily  discouraged and ratner moody. Progressive and quite imaginative.  The Ashcroft Journal���������Cheerful,  hopeful; -goodnatured .too. Conscien-  and stubborn along certain lines. Acquisitive and believes that "Charity  begins at home". Has a 3light ap-  prehensivenc3S and nervousness but  i calmness that overcomes the nervousness. Not combative; would  sacrifice much for. .the sake of peace  Domestic in tastes.  VAN ANDA, (Van Anda, B. C);  Hm a strong sense of justice, a good  mentality, self-esteem, energy, exe-  cutivenees, determination, aggress-  aess, love of music, and beauty in  nature, independence of thought and  action.  J. E. (Vancouver); A decided gift  of language, logical capacity, insight  discrimination; wit, imitation, ideality, inspiration, rather inclined to  pessisism and very sensitive. A.n  unusually good study of high mentality;  and taient.  Leaves ot" Grass: The writing  allows a very wholesome nature. The  movement shows animation, ambition  hope, cheer, the slope shows great  tenderness. There is firmness, a very  strong, almost arbitary will, great  r>G!isitivenoss and a tendency to pessimism. There is diplomacy in the  lij.'.ais; but other indications in the  writing: contradict it. Originality,  denial strength and cultivation, Iof-  :.inesH of thought and ieda.  CGJIL for DELIVERY  Abbotsford' Feed'Store  Cash   With   Order  Mfi^SMt'iMT^MiM^M������^M������^iW'  J.  1  Fan eral Director  %  1  'Sii  Vi  w  K  tt  K  ������|  [������] _ ___    IK  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phono Connection. Mission City  We extend hearty  CHRISTMAS GREETINGS  To'Our Friends and Patrons  ALBERT' LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  ee me now about that Insurance  e  e  F  0  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbo tsford  Alexandria Hote  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited. ,  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY,   PROPRIET  HUNTINGDON, B: C  r>  P  5  ���������, \������

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