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 With which is incorporate Stay"  n  J       .t\/l,tJ.-  r   ,'  Vol. XL, No. 11.  ABBOTSFORD, B, C.-SPRIDAy), 'DECEMBER 31, 1915  ,        ,-.',,,,VM'.rM;;:'"f 'ft . ^   ),-���������. ''..-'���������      . ���������   .  V  /~  ���������.'���������A  '* 'I.  FERSOS'AES?\fc/  "A'  '4  ^vw<**  aV  : A few odd lines of seasonable  goods to clear at greatly re-  s>      ������. *. duced prices.  ���������     ��������� ���������"'< ������������������  A** * * I  In      ' - t  ���������'.Girls''Bearskin" Muff and Scarf Sets, regular    :'  ,  ������-' * :' $lv50, for $1.00'  GirlsVBearskin Tarns, regular 75c for 40c  . ChifflfeBearskin Muff and Scarf Sets, for... .40c  lipid's -Bearskin Coats, $2.25 and $2.50 for.'$1.75  JXJriildJs 'Bearskin Coats, $4.00 for. , $3.35  V*ZrT'>    $���������'"">   tr " ��������� j   ITT-        i'/-������-  ^-Mr.,and- Mrs. Valletta, and' family  spent '.Christmas in jjAIdergrove'' with  relatives there.',    ">,   "' ^,V "' **'��������� -"���������'���������  ,   Mr.". Weir and his father spent the  -holidays in < Vancouver.    . ,v; t;' 7" J, ilc  '���������' Lesley*;Trethewev t of    Vancouver,  was home on a holiday���������four days,  ,leave.'of, absence. - fcPte. "Trethewey  looks'well. '     1^     ';'/���������*���������'.*  j^-'Mr.'- Huntley Gordon ,of Vancouver  "and ' Mr.'^Wm.   Hilier  of- A'bbotsfod  fsperitOtmas in Bellingham, with Mr.  HilliciVs'parents.   /'       '   ;-/- ' -,'  ";���������, Mr.' Shortreed was a visitor'-to Bel-  'lingham-last Friday.      -��������� V-'f-'/ V-( ;-  ;" MrVahd Mrs: Anderson and';'family  .were?in'cBellinghanrfbr the week end/  ;'.\Mr., Steedo'of Albenii,- B. >C., was  yisitirig'tiis sisters-here on his return  from/Alberta.  '   ' - ',  - ��������� "���������-���������','���������"���������'"���������{ \ ���������-'-,.  MrV'and Mrs. Arthur Lamb-bf Van7"  .couver. spent Xmas-witlrDr.'and Mrs.  Swiff.; ,;��������� ;���������,' ������    '  -,,:  -_ Miss'Selma  Nelson  has'-returned  liome^from Victoria for a1 holiday.';  _>JP.te. George Hayes of New/West-  'minster was a visitor- in town:  -.' Mr.- Charles Wooler was ;over -to  Victoria, for a few.days visitinsjat  the home of Mr. and"Mrs.tSliaw.*.'  ^-The Misses Steede. are'having   'a  vacation" ,aV their ' cottage; at{ White"  Rock-for a'couple of -weeko/f ..-:  THE MASONIC B  $1.00 pee .Year  4s 1    ^.Vil  . r;>''i  ^Japanese^Table Ma'ts (51'na set) per set..... :10c  ..(From the Fraser Valley Record)  , I ThV great event of the'holiday season wfas the Masonic Ball and Sup-  ;per on, Tuesday evening in the Imperial Hall,'given.by the members of  Pacific Lodge"of Mission City.  '-The committee in charge of the annual affair had the hall most handsomely and -.patriotically decorated  for the occasion. '-The ,.trarisf6rma-  tion was  the admiration-, of ���������<thoso  r '   J      'J     r'.'  present. ,     ' ;*"   "-J-> ..  is Next to the excellent music provid-.  ed' by the' Mackness Orchestra, "was;  ;the fine supper "put up for the dancers" by the members of the Red 'Cross  Society of Mission City, wliich ,,was~  highly. praised by all, and added  much to the success of the evening,  and enabled the dancers to continue  their pleasure to an early hour. The  Red Cross were handed as a result  the handsome sum of $50.0thfor the  oxcellent service.  Among those present were noticed  Cthe following:  '- Rev. J. "W. Weatlierdon;  Mr. and  Mrs. ^and  Miss Boi/d;   Mr.    D.    M.  ;Mopre;  Mr. and  Mrs.; J.  A.  Cather-  /w������od; ^Miss .Catherwood; - Mr., and  0iJ������TMisXMcEwe^  Phone 4  Gazley Block ,  Abbotsford, B. C.  Ad. in This Paper  BECAUSE THE EIGHT PEOPLE ABE  LOOKING FOR 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 FOR SALE)-    -  'Mrs.*;; Bert,Clark ^Chri'stmasC Day.  r.1" Miss Vivian^Peelelwas^a' visitor 'to  New Westminster last week.-  Miss' Agnes Gillen,' who is attending the;Normal School in Vancouver  is home for the holidays.""'-";'  Mr.' John McCalluiu of, Vancouver  was home for a few days' last week  and   over  Christmas.  Mr. S. A. Morley of Vancouver was  a visitor in town this week. -  Weddings Bells are again to ring  in Abbotsford soon.  A gay time was spent at one of  the A. T. & T. Co.'s camps last Friday, when about fifty men sat down  to a turkey dinner; about forty of  whom were guests from the mill  and some from town. > A debate was  held as to who ate the most and the  honor fell to Mr. B after a careful discussion by B. L . But all  felt the effects of so many good  things, but were ready for another  dinner like it tomorrow (New Year.)  THIRD SHIPMENT OF      <    -,     ,  RED CROSS SUPPLIES  -Tho third shipment of work from  the Abbotsford Red Cross Society  was made during the past week to  Vancouver. '' ���������  The local society maintains' three  prisoners of war in Germany, as well'  as sending donations  of money    to  other branches of the work. ���������   This  certainly  speaks   volumes    for    the  work done by the ladies of Abbotsford; and they should be well supported in their work for 1916.    Let  all the ladies of Abbotsford make a ,  solemn vow for 1916; and that*vow  to' beTo assist in  all possible ways  the work of the Red Cross of Abbots,  .ford and district during the coming  year They say the war is almost over^ except the shouting;*and' we sincerely7 hope that the Red Cross'will '  'never;again have such an opportunity  "for doing so much    for    humanity.  Now is the time to get busy, as "after  ���������the war -we will all want to 'tell how  we assisted the Empire.'  '    The^following are the articles:  25  pairs -of socks. ��������� .  2 hospital shirts.  ��������� 7 pyamas.  ��������� "  16'towels���������short."      "       "* J  24-hot water baG covers.  '24 tailed bandage's.   ...  '     .,  212 rolls bandages.-,,,.   -  .12.. face-cloths.   "\ "    -,  K-  1  f  I  * r '   f .   .-  *��������������� -A" 'I ,' ~  7J)  Mrs. Weavers was a visitor to Vancouver last week.  Mrs. Stoffans of Chilliwack is visiting her mother Mrs. Fraser.  Mrs. Hornby and family of Ladner  are visiting with Mrs. Starr.  Mr. Bert Clark has. gone to Vancouver to work on an order of saddles for the trenches,- but will be  back for the week ends. In his absence his store will be carefully looked  after  by  Mr.   Dennison.  Miss Margaret O'Farrell is visiting  with  friends in  town.  Miss Lily Campbell is visiting with  friends in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Flumerfelt have moved to North Vancouver. .-  Mrs. Boyd had the St. Matthews'  Xmas Tree at her home on Thursday  afternoon.    Rev. J. Mitton has taken  a  great interest  in  the  Sunday] Mrs. Gascoigne  School and is rebuilding it.  Mr. Howard Manzer of Vancouver  is visiting in town this week.  Mrs. W. Longfellow spent a few  days in Vancouver last week.  ��������� Miss'Mddleton f'Mjs. <-H"V-"M.<Reade;"  Mrs. E. Bush r Mr/and Mrs. E. Osborne;'-Mr. C.' Robinson; Mr. Geo.  Sweeney; Miss Hamerton; Mr. ,Sid.  Wilson;-Mr. and Mrs. and Misses'Mc-  Taggart; Mr. and Mrs. and Miss  Lock; Mr. B. Sollo'way; Mr. J. W.  White; Mr. and Mrs, Barber; Messrs  and Miss Morrison; Mr. G. A. Abbott  Mr. and Mrs. and Miss Shook; Mr.  McLeod; Miss C. Murray; Mr. Davidson; Mr. and Mis. Hallam; Mr.  and Mrs. Saxton; Mr. E. Mcintosh;  Miss Keeves; Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt;  Mr. and Mrs. Munro; Dr. and Mrs.  and Miss Stuart; Mr. and Mrs. Rankin; Mr. and Mrs. Knight; Lt. Bras-  sey; Lt. McKenzie; Pte. Bowden;  The Misses Portsmouth; Pte. Taylor;  Mr. R. Taylor; Mr. and Miss Henry;  Mr. and Mrs. Arnott, Matsqui; Mr.  and Mrs. Wright; Mr. A. Kramer;  Mr. and Miss Fisher; Mr. and Mrs.  and the Misses Manson; Mi. Litchfield; Mr. Miller;Mr. and Mrs. Harvey  Wren; Miss Mitchell; Mr. Baird; Mr.  and Mrs. McGillivray; Mr. Mandate;  Mr. Carson; Miss Carter; Mr. and  Miss Buckerfield; Mr. J. Portsmouth;  Mr. Whistler; Mr. R, A. Abbott; Mr.  and Mrs. C. Murray; Mr. and Mrs.  Stephen; Mr. J. A. Stuart; Mr. and  Mrs. J. A. Tupper; Miss Brown; Misses Tunbridge;' Mrs. 0. Solloway; The  Misses Trethewey; Miss Israel; Miss  Hitch; Mrs. and Miss Butler; Miss A  Robb;   Mrs.  Chasteneauf;   Mr.    and  of'- the "���������Abbotsford*'?Presbyterian'-  church were' held" this' week~on'i>Tuees'  day and Wednesday eveningsvand the';  both' were  well .attended. ^.The .reV*  ports fro'm"tIie various organizations,,  were of an  encouraging    character;  Dr. Geo. A. Wilson-Superintendent of,.  Missions was present at-'the Abbots- -  ford   meeting and  gave  an  address  congratulating  the  congregation   on'  its good  reports and giving helping  hints for their future work.  '"������-  FIRST SOCIAL EVENING  Mr. J. L. Campbell attended an executive meeting ,:of the Presbyterian  Missionary Society in Vancouver on  Wednesday and Mr. Campbell, a special meeting of the Presbytery on Tues  day "also in Vancouver.  Next Sunday January 2nd special  intercessions will be made in the  churches of Abbotsford in common-  with all the churches of the British  Empire for the success of our armies,  and the cessation of the war with the  establishment of righteous peace.  The B. C. Telephone are applying  for a Dominion charter.  The W. A. of St. Matthews church  will give its first social eveninc of the  New Year in the Masonic Hall on  Thursday, January 6th. Everybody  will be made welcome. These social  evenings have become so popular that  you cannot afford to miss one. Cards.  Refreshments and Dancing. Collection.  Oscar Hicks of H. M. S. Rainbow  is home for a few days holiday.  The Christmas tree entertainment  on the eve of Christmas was '"well,  atended and greatly enjoyed notwithstanding the very disagreeable weather.  Mr. McCulIoch who is at the home  of Mrs. Bateman is reported some  better.  Through the kindness and generosity of the pupils of Mrs. Green's  room and also Mrs. W. H. Hill, Mrs.  H. B. Hill, A. Lee and the firm of  Messs Spencer & Hill, quite a large  parcel of toys and Christmas cheer  were sent to the True Blue Orphanage at New Westminster.  And  don't forget that Leap Year  Dance. ,.  Next week is known as the "Week  of Prayer" throughout the Christian  world.  Merchants report' the Christmas  trade as good in spite of the war and  the supposed hard times.  rE take this opportunity  of wishing our many  patrons and friends a Prosperous and Happy New Year  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  /ii&^'-' THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  SmmSS  sta  <.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST^  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company    ,  weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertising  rates  made  known   on  application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor  agin'   the   Government  J. A. BATES, -        - Editor and Proprietor  THE ARGUMENT IN A NUTSHELL  FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 31,  1915  Ere another issue oi" this paper time will have passed from  1915 to 191G. We take this opportunity of wishing our friends,  readers and patrons a "i-lappy New Year, May it be one of happiness and prosperity," and yet in extending the wish ail may have  their misgivings as to the great happiness of our country to  which prosperity in war times may be a mere mockery, notwithstanding our best wishes for each other's welfare for 1916 and  future years.  The war is still with us.    Some of the best and richest blood  that ilows in the veins of true Canadians is stirring manly hearts  at the front, near the front, or preparing for liie front���������the  trenches, to fight the'enemy.    Tne war, apparently, does not  seem to be nearer an end than it did a year ago; yet there are  those who claim 'it is all over except the shouting.'    Were it so!  But it is a great fight, and nothing in the history of the Canadian  country or the British Empire, like this war has ever waged before.    Napoleon's war���������the greatest of modern history, nereto-  fr,re, was a mere infant compared with this war, which has often  been termed Armagadeon (the plains of that ancient battlefield  is not near large enough to accommodate the armies of 1914-15-  16���������7posibly 17).    it is a war of horrors; a war of the utmost  misery; a war of prolonged agony; a war between a great nation  seeking worldwide recognition, and a nation or nations, an empire,-with its individual privileges already established; when the  outer shells have been taken on: it is a war between Imperialism  (German) and Individual Liberty (Britain).    British Individual  Liberty has cost Britain the blood of kings and citizens.  A few weeks ago we all read of the accident to King George  King of the Britisii Empire. The public have ��������� never yet been  appraised of the true facts of the accident which laid low for the  time being the King of all the Britains. But we read very recently that he is almost, recovered. May that be the truth!  Britains! Canadians! look upon the King of Great Britain (including Scotland and Ireland; and the Overseas Empires, as a  figure reared as the result of that strife after freedom, whicli  took definite action at Runneyniede, and saw light in the wars  of the Roses, the religious actions of Queen Elizabeth, the execution of Charles, the Battle of the Boyne, the Act of Union in  Queen Anne's reign, the Abolition of Slavery,the Reform Bill and  the numerous intervening events which gained for the individual  the present day freedom dating from the days of the Feudal  System, when a man could scarcely be found who would rise in  public, and proclaim, 'I am an Englishman'���������to the-present day  when it is the proud boast,.from all quarters of the civilized  world; I am a Britain born! and a Britisher I shall be till I die���������  and many are dying fighting for the rights that are synonymous  with individual freedom and Britain's King. For this we"love;  for this we revere our Majesty, King George���������a devotion on our  .part that is not always realized by any but a Britisher, a Canadian, a New Zealander or an Australian. 'A king to us means  much.  For King; for Liberty���������not the license of Uncle Sam���������our  young men are enlisting for service. Father, mother, brother,  sister, sweetheart and wife are left behind in the one predominating' duty of fighting for our Empire, our King and our individual freedom. Who shall say we shall not win in a righteous  and just cause against that Imperialism of the dark ages synonymous" in British history with the times of the early Plaritagenets  ���������centuries ago. For the present advanced manhood and womanhood then the British Empire is at war.  In private life, in business and in the sterner realities of the  government of our country, we have always with us the man.  who says 'you are acting foolish!' To wit: the Slacker; Lord  Northcliffe, Bouraseau and a few others, Ford, tiie hyphenated  Americans, and the hyphenated Canadians, but that a right  course is being pursued we witness millions of Britishers, and  hundreds of thousands of Overseas Empirites enliisting because  the Empire is in danger.  In face of war however great we will extend to each other  the New Year greetings, but possibly not with as cheerful a  heart as when the victory is ours.  A writer in the University Magazine recently attacked the "Made-in-  Canada" movement in somewhat vigorous  fashion.       After, commenting  on the selfishness of those who are  responsible for it he delves economic  arguments, maintaining that    if    a  country does hot buy it, cannot sell,  and   that' goods   are   exchanged   for  goods.    There.'is a certain measure  of truth in this latter statement, but  the "Made-in-Canada" argument does  not deny this. ,  It Is a practical policy  dictated   by  motives   of  enlightened j  self-interest, based on the theory that  what is good for Canada and Canadians must, in the long run be good  for the British Empire, of which we  form a part.    The "Mado-in-Canada"  argument is simply this:  Canada is a young country, which  although it has one of the most mod-  crate protective  tariffs  in the world I  has built up a great national indust-i  'rial  system.    For a couple of years  the output, of this plant has decreased  because the demand fr manufactured goods has fallen  off, with the  result that many workers are out of  employment and.a great quantity of  unsold goods is stored in warehouses.  Yet we are buying hundreds of millions of dollars  worth  of manufactured goods abroad.    Those who advocate  tho  "Mado-iii-Canada"  policy  say to,Canadian buyers:  'Before you  purchase an Imported article see if  you can find a similar Canadian article . see   if   you   can   find   a  similar  Canadian article which would suit you  You will probably find it and you will  find  probably,  too,  that  the, quality  and price compare favorably with the  quality and price of the imported article.    If you should discover in some  cases that the Canadian article is not  quite as good or quite so cheap as the  imported article, ask yourself if your  patronage will help in time to bring  about  a  stato  of   affairs  where   the  Canadian  article  would 'be equal  or  superior to tile imported article. Possibly,  in view of  the  present extraordinary   situation,   you   might   concede a little in favor of the Canadian  article,   but  we   do  not   ask you   to  make any'considerable sacrifice to do  so.    If thousands  of' Canadian  buyers follow this policy.Canadlan goods  can be produced in such great quantities that their  quality  can' be improved and'their price lowered. Canadian  raw  material will  be utilized  at home; and our foreign obligations  will be reduced."  GOD SAVE  OUR SOLDIERS  (May.be sung to the tune of God  Save tho King.)   .  God  save our soldiers bold,  And give  them  heants  of gold;  Where'er they go.  Lord give them strength to fight,  In battling for the right;  Be Thou their guide and light,  Thyself,to  know.  God   bless  their  families,  And fill their homes with'peace,  Till  war is   o'er'.  And when the war is past;  May peace forever last.  ���������  And joys becloud the past,  For ever more.  God'help  mankind at large  Their duties to discharge   "  Whate'er they be.  May men o, wealth be found ���������  Whose hearts with love abound  To scatter all around,  Their sympathy'.  Lord. May those' tyrants vile.  That would our homes despoil,  Through greed of geld;  May ever) restless be,  Till they can clearly see  That love and' unity  They must uphold.  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, D, 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  l^t'he district, and industries already established,        jj  1  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 tho bath room  a joy. Let your plumbing arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments of tho art will  permit.    We'll -show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  A DOLLAR TALKS  The unmarried men in Canada dearly love life.  Bowser's "Statement" contains reference to almost everything that affects our welfare, except the one all-important matter���������the education of the rising generation of our fair province.  In Dr. Young's hands this might have been overlooked, but���������the  scene has changed.    Further comment is unnecessary.  China is now an Empire���������the Empire upon which the sun  is always setting.  "I am a Dollar!- A little ageworn,  perhaps, but still in circulation.      I  am proud of .'myself for being in circulation.,   lam no tomato-can dollar  ���������not  I.    This, town is  only my a-  dopted homej but I like it and hope  to  remain  permanently.       When    I  came out of the mint I was adopted  into  town like this in another province.  But,  after a time  I was sent  off to a big city, many miles away. I  turned up in a mail-order house. For  several  years I stayed  in that city.  Millionaires  bought'cigars with me.  I didn't like that, for I believe in the  plain people. Finally a traveling man  bruoght me to this town and left me  here.     I was.so glad to ge tback to  a smaller town that I was determined to make a desperate effort to stay.  "One day a citizen of this town was  about to send me back to that big  city. I caught him looking over a  mail-order catalogue. Suddenly I  found my voice and said to him:  'Look here, if you'll let me stay in  this town I'll circulate around and do  you a lot of good. You' buy a big  beefsteak with me, arid "the butcher  will buy groceries, and the grocer  will buy hardware, and the hardware  man will pay the printer, and the  printer will buy wood, and the livery-  stable man who sells the wood will  buy oats to feed his horses from a  farmer and the farmer will buy' a  piece of fresh meat from the butcher  who -will get his horse shod. In the  long run, as you see, I'll be more usb  to you at home than if you sent me  away forever.  Moral: Spend your dollars at home  if possible and they will come back  again.  Old Creamery Bldg  /S5  Abbotsford  Your Photograpl^St&t:  ." ,    . the- pleasure of the, friendsrand kinsfolk \<  .'   -���������'        : '     at home..'-.:���������".:.:; >���������-.������������������.?:. ���������'������������������, J  ��������� n  :  THE ROYAL STUDIO   *6B������TSrFOR������  si  I  J:  i  ���������I  .1  in  Drs. Gilbert ��������� Hanna-A&idersom  .British    Columbia's       Leading        Deptisrs  ���������MMHWCQ  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  SLIGTEST PAIN.  ,-ILBmTS tmJtSS MENTAL MMLOKSI  Sscond floor, Domm<onB% BQlhasttnqs StM Coir. Cambie  In a city boarding house some time  ago the guests were working away  at the evening meal when Mr.John-  son broke through the din of clattering "'knivis and forks. "I was  reading of a new cure this morning,"  he remarked, glancing round the table. "It seems that you take off your  shoes and stockings and walk barefooted���������"      ���������. ���������  "What do .you think of that cure,  Mr. Johnson?" eagerly interrupted  the landlady.; who had also read the  story. "Do you really think that  walking through the grass barefooted  will make one strong and healthy?"  "Well," smiled Mr. Johnson, strenuously trying to cut a piece of meat,  "it seems to have made this beef pret  ty tough."  See me now about that Insurance  ������ ���������  Doctor���������How do you feel, Colonel  when you have actually killed a man?  Colonel���������-Oh, not so bad". How do  you?���������Punch.  J_LAvs* j  I have a large and splendid supply ��������� of  Raspberry Ganes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  w  I  M  If  ;!>  I  ft!  II THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  '<l&  ������������������������IfJpillgjJBFUMMM  rtMl^ri^W^fc.1. ������, fc.|^. ima^.���������  tiwWfrllWi ifi 11   iiriitfimnww  ill...���������rill  PRINTING ABILITY  To assure patrons of printing a thoroughly appropriate and artistic product  requires both a theoretical and a practical knowledger���������in other words a mental  conception as well as a practical one. .  Both are at your service.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  OUR PRINTING  Is always good, because it possesses the  qualities that go to make up good Printing: correct topography, good press work  harmony of color and appropriate stock  selection���������these are all the earmarks of  Bates' Printing���������the worth-while kind.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMETN  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SERVICE  The shop is equipped with every modern  device necessary for the execution of  high-grade Printing, and our. working  facilities are so ample that prompt  service is both a pleasure and a possibility.. l       ��������� '  BATES, The Printer-���������JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  -  7  ���������is  u -  J J  1 v?o  PRINTING SATISFACTION'   \ _  Years of practical knowledge and an/ex-  . tensive 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 OF GREAT VARIETY  .";- 'We; are equipped'; to handle every kind,  and: quality of Printing^Biisiness, Fruit  7    Growers,)Fruit   Lists,   Publications���������in  .    from one,1 to four colors.      Satisfaction  guaranteed; or,rio charge is made for the  work," which can : be returned.  BATES, The Printer���������-JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  ->���������     ���������'.',8  Vi'-'V'I  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. Oiir  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  'roper - Publicity -  Hub Square  Mission City  .?������&  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER  '������������������^%"7������-'7^i^^^^^^^^  -yi'^s^mmmimmm^^m^^^^^^^S^^^^^M ������*,n9t.ti,   rrjt +.rr  6*  P  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFOBD, B. C.  *���������* i>*i        \#  THE PRIME MINISTER AND .MACHINE  GUNS'  After the very definite, almost emphatic statement of the  Prime Minister, at St. John, N. 13., on October 20th no further  money should be diverted from the Patriotic Fund by well meaning but rather thoughtless people who claim that the equipment  of'Canadian Forces is insulliciont. Sir Robert has made it very  plain that the Government is fully prepared to make every  necessary provision for guns, munitions and equipments and he  appeals to the gencrosily of the public only on behalf, of the  Canadian Patriotic Fund, the lied Cross Society and sister associations. We quote below an extract from ,lhe speech m question:���������  "Regarding machine guns, we realized early in the War the  necessity of an abundant supply, and orders have been given  from time to time for a very large number. Those ordered during the first twelve months of the War are now being rapidly  delivered, and they are more than sufficient to uquip two full  army corps up-to,the highest standard of the enemy's forces.  During the past summer the provision of machine guns became a  matter of vital interest to tho Canadian people,    as    reports  through  the press  emphasized  the  necessity  that our  forces  should be adequately supplied with all the machine guns that  could be utilized.    Patriotic individuals  offered  to  contribute  large sums for this distinctive purpose.    The Government    of  Ontario made a similar patriotic proposal, and throughout the  country various communities generously subscribed to funds for  this object.    During my absence in Great Britain my colleagues  endeavored to make it clear to the people that an ample supply  of machine'guns had been ordered and that these would be paid  out of the Canadian Treasury.    The Treasury of Canada ought  properly to bear all the cost of equipping and maintaining our  forces in the field, and that has been our policy.    Nevertheless,  the spirit and impulse which prompted our people could not be  . \ stayed, and, indeed, any attempt to stay it would have been misunderstood.    Up to date the sums thus received by the Government amount to $773,327.95.  . ,     , "In dealing with other needs which will certainly arise, the  Government will not fail to remember that these generous and  freewill contributions have been made.   And in all your splend-  ' id generosity, do not forget the Patriotic Fund'and the Canadian  Red Cross Society.    They have done a great work, but they have  ���������a still greater work to do.    Appeals which assuredly will not fall  on deaf ears must be made in the early future.    See that the response is generous and ample. . When you are making provision  for the Canadian Patriotic Fund, the Canadian Red Cross Society  . the Canadian- War Contingent Association and other like patriotic organizations, you may be assured that the Government  . will not fail to make every necessary provision for guns, munit-  L ',/ipjis and equipments;"���������By request of Dominion Government.  :'!V/:jV-"The ListeningvSKbst" published in the trenches has its column _of "Answers to'Correspondents'', from which the following  is taken: (No-Nine, Med. Detail) No you are wrong; we believe  the health of the German Navy to be much improved since going  to the Kiel Canal.    ���������'"':'���������  (Fruit Grower, Canada) Yes, you are right; The Canadian  Tommy is very fond of apples and they are seldom seen in  France. . The best .way to ship them is in wooden boxes .'holding  about a bushel. They should be plainly addressed to the soldier c/o Military Forwarding Officer, London..They will be appreciated more than I can tell you.  (Eager) Fix your bayonet independently;' Do not wait for  right hand man to take three smart paces in front of trench.  Post Corporal:���������When delivering mail in the trenches it is  not advisable to go out after the listening patrol. Trie most effective way to bring in the L. P. is to "make a noise, like a rum  issue. ,'  Pte. Walter Laxton says he has been made a Scout; and that,  there eight of them whose duty it is to watch the Germans and  their movements.    He says-that they often go within a few feet  of the German lines.    He refers to the night of November 16th  when it was the duty of the Scouts to make a way into the German's line or trench.    He tells how .the trench of the Germans  was bombed in the afternoon and how by,moonlight three bridges were put across a stream, the last bridge being laid about thirty feet from the German lines.    When this was'completed the  barbed wire entanglements were cut.    These led,to tho parapet.  This was'done without the Germans hearing them.    When-finished the Scouts went back to lead out the men, bridge guards,  bomb throwers and bayonet men and got into the German'trench  es before they knew what had happened.    Some prisoners were  taken and others bombed, and only one man of the 7th was lost  and another wounded.    He says, 'there was a terrible racket'.  Signals went.up and their artillery roared in answer to ours, machine guns cracked mingled with rifle fire and the poor fellows  whom we took were frightened to death and were quite willing  to surrender.    It is claimed that the success of the job was due  to the good work of the Scouts.    They were promised five days'  leave and were also mentioned in the despatches; and one corporal said that the Scouts were recommended for the D. C. M.  Says Pte. Laxton, "that is the second time I have been mentioned  in (he despatches"    General Alderson was here today and congratulated, us; he also shook hands with us all and introduced  his friend, who is an officer in the French army.    He also congratulated us.    Pte. Laxton got a few souvenirs, one hat, one  mark, a piece of German barbed wire, a bullet and a cartridge;  also a button.    Arthur was not with us, but wanted to go in the  worst way.   - It was not his fault that he was not in the midst of  it'  Since lhe advent of the Bowser administration and the retiring of Hon.  Thomas Taylor from the Public  Works Department there has been a  little doing in sidewalks in Misson  City. Needed improvements ' have  already been made on Grand Avenue.  May wc now expect more work done  for the same money.  IWIS.  SION FERRY SERVICE  Across Fraser River at Mission  Leave  Mission  Leave  Matsqui  Week Days  a. m.  p. m  a. m.  p. m.  7:00  1:00  7:20  1:20  7:40  1:40   '  8:00  2:00  8:20  2:20  8:40  2:40  9:00  3:00  9:20  3:20  9:40  3:40  10:00  4:00  10:20  4:20  10:40  4:40  -11:00  5:00  11:20  5:20  11:40  '    5:40  11:45  5:45  .  Sundays  a. m.  p. m  a. m.  p; m.  1:00  1:30  9:00  2:00  9:30  2:30  10:00 ���������  3:00  10:30  3:30  11:00  4:00   ��������� |.  11:20  4:15  1 1:40  4:30     |  *  11:45  4": 4 5  WANTKI)  API'IjKS FOR CANNING  Will glvo $12.00 per ton, delivered  ul wiinrf for sliipmont por S. S.  "Sltoena". The King-Boach Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Mission City,  U. 0.  I/Olt SALE���������An absolutely new,  McClary Range,' Four Holes, Warm-'  ing Closet', Oven Thermometer, Roa-  ervoir, etc., at. $32.50 cash; also a  Double Bed and Mattress, only in use  6 weeks. Apply Rev. J: C. Mitton,:  Abbotsford.  MILK,  CREAM AND BUTTER  COMPETITIONS  BRANDS of HigJi-Grade FLOUR  are always kept in stock in our store���������and  the prices  are always consistent with first quality.    There are  no better flours  milled anywhere than ours.    Try a sack.  IS YOUR HOME BAKING A FAILURE this cold weather?   if so, get your bread, or cakes, fresh from our ovens.  Fresh Groceries Flour and Feed  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,        -       -       -       -       -       -       B. C.  mmmm������m8&mmwmsm^im!^m^^&  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, ?teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish e /ery Thursday  IMHHMWmitWhMaBMaiMflgK^^ ~57ttm2ZE������i  Oce������:  :V&<5  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly first-class in every respsct.'  The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.0O   PER   DAY  A.J, HENDERSON 8c SONS  PROPRIETORS  v  The annual meeting'of<'the"B. C.  Dairymen's Association will be held  in New Westminster on Thursday  and Friday January' 27th and -28th  in the  City Hall."  Milk and Cream competitions' are  to be held in connection , with ' the  annual meeting under "the"following  conditions: ���������<���������"'���������'  3. Competition is open to producers in  Brjtish  Columbia.   .  2. Producers may make but one  entry in each division of one class.  3 Entries' must be sent ������o H. Rive  Secretary, B. C. Dairymen's Association, Department of Agriculture, Victoria, before January 1st, 1916.  4. Entries in Milk" divisions  (market or approval) consist of two  (2)  quarts of milk in quart bottles.  5. Entries in Cream division  (market) consist of two (2) pints of  cream in pint bottles.'  G. 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 to  forward it, in the envelope provided,  to New Westminster in the box or  package containing his exhibit. '���������  8. Entries from producers-.--not  members of the Association for 1916  must be accompanied by the annual  subscription fee of $1.  The  following prizes are offered:  Milk���������1st, $20; 2nd, ?15; 3rd,  $10;   4th, ?5.  Cream���������1st, $20; 2nd, $15; 3rd,  $10;  4th, $5.  Approved milk class 1st, $20; 2nd  $15; 3rd, $10; 4th, $5.  The following are the conditions of  shipping:  1. Milk or Cream for competition must be sent by express or otherwise lo the Secretary, B. C. Dairymen's Association, New Westminster,  B. C, charges prepaid.  2. Bottles should be carefully  packed, with caps sealed, and tops of  bottles and caps should be protected  and where necessary all covered with  crrshed ice sufficient to maintain a  suitable temperature during transportation.  3. A representative of the Association will be in New Westminster 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 20th  and shipped  at  once.    This  is  ne'e-  j essary for.fair competition.  1 Butter Competitions  .1.    Creamery Solids, not less than  50-lbs.,  salted. ,  -   ,2..   Creamery Prints, not less than  50   lbs.,   salted.  ���������    Competition is open to British Columbia  buttermakers. c  . 2.    One entry only may -be made  in each division. '  3. Entries sent to H. Rive, secretary of B. C. Dairymen's Association, Department of Agriculture, Victoria,   before   January   1st,   1916.  4. Exhibitors must give explicit  directions as to the disposition of the  butter after the contest, i. e. whether  they cr their agents will call -for it  or whether is should be forwarded, by  the Asssociatibn to some dealer.  :".. Entries from makers not members of the Association for 1910,  must be accompanied by the annual  subscription fee of $1.  The following are the prizes:  Solids���������1st,   $20;   2nd,   $15; .3rd  $10; 4th $5.     .  Prints���������1st,   $20;   2nd,  $15;   3rd,  $10;   4th,  ?5.  A silver medal will be awarded for  the hightest scores obtained in both  divisions. Each exhibitor will' be  forwarded a copy of the score his  entry obtains.  Wm. Duncan of Sandwick, B. C.  is the President and Henry Rive of  the Department of Agriculture, Victoria, is the secretary.  "ROUGH ON RATS',1 clears out Rats  Mice, ale. Don't Dio in the House.,  15c and 25c, at Drug and. Country  Stores. ���������' /-" "  IK  gyHlMfKlKli  mmmzittnnnnttmmmmsi  . EL JONEgg  Funeral Director ������������;'"'  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Connection. Mission City |  SQSBBQOHraaaBfUDSOn  HUGH  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. C.  Robson Bros.  Poultry Tonic  ���������and���������  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  exandna  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern .  M.   MURPHY, PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C.  -,;,. i"  , s.  i  "r "*'���������  ���������       ������������������'V'-:'"..'.   Vl  \\  i!II  J  'jrriMMrtitf**   J*7���������.

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