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 ; <^v.    -���������*-  1  in'"**}*-  ^^hins^a^^^^^i  L.v|,Vor.. XV., No. 14  ^SmT^*,  FEBRU^r8,.1918;  $1.00 per Year  AN, AMlflJUCAN   APPRECIATION  New Vork Tribune'* Comment On  Result of. Recent Election  'of ' the  anxiety  Victoria, Feb. ^-Legislation that  will permit of the completion of the  incomplete portion of the P.G.E. rail  way from the end of steel, sonie 23  miles  north    of  Clinton    to  Prince  George, and thus finish the line  so ;  far as was projected under the con-|  tract between the Province and the  p   G   E   railway company, is likely  to be introduced at the forthcoming  session of the legislature, which wnl  assemble here on Thursday.     -  The>neceslty of bridging trie .pres-  ent^ap north of Clinton and thus  providing a service to a large and important section has been urged upon  the government by residents in that  section and while the legal tangle in  which the line is now involved is  holding matter up, the prediction ��������� s  that the government will take early  action to complete the line.  There are on hand now some. SO Ju  tons of rails available for completing  the road through to   Prince   George  .and there is also standing the order  for 21,000 tons of rails recently    financed by the province, let    to    the  United States Steel Company which  on instructions must commence delivery. .     I  The question too, of the extension ,  of the P.  G. E. line into the Peace,  Kiver Boction a project-strongly  fa-1  -   vored by the commercial Intarests ot ,  the province    and    residents ot that  section and concerning which num  erous representations have been  made to the government, is hem*  given consideration by she government.  Representations have been made  to Sir Robert Borden oy Premier  Brewster to theend that some assistance from the Federal government  may be secured. The provincial government is strongly averse to any  further guarantee to bonds for railway construction but it la hoped that  the Dominion government may con-  As  an   example  manifested in,the United States and  the  appreciation."shown  by   our  allies across the line'oyer the result of  ���������ho"'recent election,    the    following  article  by  Frank  Simonds,  the wen  known war critic and editor of the  New  York  Tribune,  is  worth  quoting.    He says:     ; ���������  '   "Last  April  oh j. the  shell-scarred  slopes   of   Viiny   fidge,   Canada   at  the' front gave proof of her courage,  her devotion, her  .'strength.   ���������    Tne  'Maple Leaf,' planted on one of the  great bulwarks, of, German tyranny,  in  France  was  a final  evidence  oi  tho attitude of one-half    of    North  America to the Boche threat to civilization. '  "Before Vimy the Canadians had  borne their part nobly,    it was soldiers of the Dominion who. broke tho  first weight of the German thrus-: alter the gas attack in the second battle'of Ypres.The British Empire will  ���������always remember gratefully tho sar  rifices  of  the  "little    black devils'  and- the    "Princess    Pats"   on that  blood soaked    ground about It pros,  when the veteran, .army of; Britain  "The    Old" 'Contempublear' ��������� - found,  their glory and, their grave- in October and November,  1914.  "Of the    Canadians    at the front  there was no question. They nad seen  the German thing a sit was.    Their  comrades had been 'gassed and crucified.' Their fellow Canadians nad  fought cleanly and bravely against a  barbarism which expressed itself in  the methods and in the tricks which  were beneath the contempt of wmte  men, and'below the level of savages.  "Canada at .'the front    ::new the  German, but what of Canada benmd  the front,  three thousand  miles  a-  way? Would that line hold too" Well  she has her answer now.  "The politicians doubted. The  weak, the weary, the conquered and  the disloyal spread their iorecasts  and proclimed- the outcome. They  are answered;, so are'doubting politicians and faint-hearted patriots  the world over  The  Anglican  Annual  Report    .  At the annual vestry meeting ' of  St' Matthew.'s church -here, .held: in  the church "with the vicar Rev. ..I*..  E Rowe'in the chair, the Ven*. Archdeacon Heathcote present; a keen interest was- shown in  the annual re-  Mr and Mrs.'Deagle and-Mrs.  Wood have . moved to Vancouver  Where Mr. Deagle hasaccepted a position  better  than   he. had  in  Chi.li  ^M'iss Graham was a-visitor to Van-  ports and the work to, be done during | J-t week^ eM. ^ ^ ^  ors but we believe only for, a short  ��������� while as he will not f������ ���������overseas,  BQRN���������To Mr. and Mrs, k. Johnson, a daughter, Jan. 31st. ���������  , Mr.  Martin was a visitor to Vancouver last week.  Mr   F.  Currie is building a piece  m ���������"Iris house and is having the old  erous,r;U,S"en 'particularly..-by   the r^fremodelled.. We are pleased to  wardens.    Mr.  J.  F.  Boyd  and  Mr. j        improvements. #  wardens.   ^ ^ ^  ^  mem]}eYS j     a gurprise party was given on. Mr  the present year. The vicar in his  address thanked all who had helped  in the-church work during the past  year pointing out that owing to his  non-residence it was, evident.. that  there could not have been, scuh ��������� <-���������  successful, year's work unless he hau  hearty support and assistance Horn  the members which'had been so gon-  .uowoT a   deficit   of   *100   on ���������last*   year's  operations.    This    announce-       d lho corigolaLion prize,  ment however  was made up at the       -Therc wJlB algo a surprise  yen on  meeting by subscriptions.    Archdea-    ,    TrcUlCwey young people last * r i  S,n Heathcote congratulated the of- dfty night> s0 young and old were en-  Gcersupon their success in meet  all   obligations,   including   not   only  the missionary .^P������inftin.?aiBonX  iUo navlng off a sum oi. $.300 on tne  vicarage debt. The following officers  were elected:  Rector's Warden, J. F. Boyd.  People's Warden. P. R. Voelo.  '    Sidesmen. A: M.,King   NT   Uill,H.  Alanson,, J.-Milstead, D. Lovedai and  ��������� S. Batcman.  . ..'���������  ��������� Delegates -to the - ��������� Synod :,' ���������?.-������. Jy  Peele, N. Hill and F. L. Bcechei,,ot  Vancouver.  ��������������������������� , TI    ,.,  Alternates: J. F. Boyd and H. Alanson. _   ,,    ,  Envelope Clerk, P. R. Peele.  Auditor, A.  C. Salt.  "As the American democracy  found itself by re-electing Lnicoln  in 1864, the. Canadian democracy  has justified -democracy and itself  in 1917 oy re-electing _ for tne war-  by accepting the man and the method  which  alone  promised victory.  -It is a stirring thing, this victory of democracy in Canada over  all the forces which make for surrender and"for worse than surrender  -The voice of the first allied electorate to be heard  in.'many,  many  The Girls' Guild of the hospital  are giving a whist drive and dance  Thursday Feb. 14th, proceeds to go  to the hospital fund.  fight Germany proclaimed the doom  of the British empire. She forecasted the dissolution of the great structure, she gambled on the selfishness  of the democracy beyond the seas  that own British allegiance. .  "Australia responded at Gahpoh,  Canada in Flanders, Soutn Africa a-  midst the ruins of German empire in  \friea, and after the army the people  of Canada have by their voice endorsed the action of their sons.  "We in the United States look  with   admiration  and  gratitude    to  m., ~         ������������������..������.-���������- torate  to  mj.u������ai������  >~,   sent to  assist with the same guar., j ^^ ^ sign.������or.all allied states  ahtee'it gave to other railway con- ��������� _ ^ nhBf,rve    and heed.    Canada          . .,       '".ivnen to observe    and heed.    Canada  cerns, namely $12,000 a    mile,   . ������M 8Qnt   400i000   men   to  Europe,  such other asistance or arrangement ^^ ^ ^ more tlmi 125,000  as may result in transportation faci- ^^ ��������� but in the. call. ot ..duty  Ities being , provided for that ncn Canada.B responSO is immodlate and  agricultural district. "  lUDGISpALE "NITS".  No Cordelia, I did not^ C .A. Barber pole drop into Bert Miles barber shop window.  Up in Hat.zic, they Catchpoles.  Funny, the joyriders always tat*e  "run-abouts'' for company. Are they  easier on tires or do they tire easier  F. O. B. Ford .  ,     if   this   rainy  weather   continues  I the dairymen will coon be travellJns  the roads in gondolas singing'"Snail  we  gather at the River,"  'Prohibition Result���������"For now we  see   through   a   glass   "Darkly"   and  find it empty. 1 Cor. XUL���������XII.  unmistakable, it is a ..espouse  which will be noted in Berlin as well  as in London., .It is not too much  to suspect it may even be heard in  Rome.  "The  United  States will congratulate and pay tribute to a neighboring democracy for its decision. In a  time of momentary depression Canada has cheered  all  of  us.    In  an  hour   of     depression     Canada     has  shown the road of courage and victory illuminated    by the    spirit    of  self-sacrifice and devotion.  |     "Shehad  been    faithful    to    her  1 dead.    To those of her sous murdered   as   well  as   those   slain   in   fair  our  northern neighbor.  ."She has  blazed  the  trail  for us  in Europe.    Her sons with    not    a  few of ours enlisted under ner colors  have  carried  the  spirit  of  America  to the battlefields of Europe.    Tardily   but not too late, our own armies are coming up.    In tinu we shall  bear a part in  the great battle  for.  human liberty.    May it be as splen-:  did as Canada's part���������it can not be .  more glorious.  "Meantime, for those at home.  Canada has also pointed a duty and  furnished an example; the people ol  Canada have once more supplied the  proof politicians ..might always expect if thoy had faith. But they  never have faith,  because thoy are  joying themselves. ..,������������������  Mrs. Fraser was visiting in Chilliwack last, week and Ina returned  with her for the week end ���������  Harry Lauder, the omiueut bcoUli  comedian, is expected In Vancouver  next week.  Don't we wish  wo could  all hear him. ' f���������rn;  Rev..Mr. Robertson's car of furniture arrived on Monday evening. The .. .  goods were all put into tiro manse on  I Tuesday    Mrs.   Robertson  ��������� arrived  fronJ Seatlte on the N. P, on -Wednjj-;   -  ! day evening,  she and "her daug  t  having been there since their things  were  shipped  from .Rowland^ Their  daughter, Mrs.  Fraser, will bedieie  Sl,'Theyanniversary of the opening of  the Presbyterian .church will be held  Feb' 2 4th and'25th. "Rev. Mr. Rob-  erlo, nephew of Rev Win. Robert-  son of St. David's church, South ,  Vancouver will exchange pulpits  with' Rev' Wm. Robertson here on  the Sunday, and will/ also stay over  for the Monday night-. '  Rev Wm. Robertson:.will give a  lecture on a four.months^.trip in the  Old Country, the time he was sent  to Sweden as a Sunday Sshoo delegate at the World's .convention. Mis  WW Robertson of Vancouver will  sing that night. The lecture will be  held  in  the  Gazley  Hall  .  The  Ladies  Aid   will  be  held   at  the home of Mrs.  Groat next Wed-  Shl?the Abbotsford private hospital  to Mr  and Mrs. Owen of Bradner, a  daughter. .    , .... vv;'o-  Mrs. Fraser, president of the V\ o  men's Missionary society    and    Miss  A arearot Hutcheson.    president    of  Ibc Girl ��������� Mission Band attended   he  unetingH   held   by   the   WeBtmii.Btc  i presbyferial  at Kernsdale,  Wednts  day and Thursday of this week.  ELECTION   EXPENSES  The expenses of the Unionist Candidate, Mr. F. B. Stacey. M. P.. m  the recent Federal Election were as  follows: .-���������;  Printing  Accounts ---*   ^ *  , ......       ' U.wU  never  have  laitn,. "^"-  -���������-���������'   --, Hall'.Ren    ������������������V"""''""'''        19.00  invariably   unworthy  of   the   people. Telephone and Telegraph ....  whom they represent.    To have won, Travelling  Expenses   Cambrai anl lost Canada would have.  been an allied disaster.      To    have ;  won  Canada and  lost Cambrai is a ,  victorv beyond question and beyond *  dispute.    We did not capture, Rich-j  mond in  1864, but in electing Lincoln   the  north   won  the  civil  war.  This war, like that of half a century  a-'o. can only be lost by those back  of the front, and Canada has demonstrated   that   behind   the   lines   (he  spirit is as unconquered and indomitable  as  in  the   first  line   trenches  of France and Belgium."  ?320.25  J. B. MILLAR. Agent.  Mislon  City,  B.  C, Feby.  2, 1918,  t  A VALLEY DANCE  A   bi^   Valentine   Dance   will.be  given in the Gifford hall-on ^ebruBry  15th under the auspices of lhe Mats  r,u   Teachers' Institute.    The -Mack-  ���������Vss orchestra  will furnish  the music   in   their   inimitable   style,   and  one of  the most enjoyable  evenings  of the season anticipated.    The pro-  ', ceeds will go to patriotic purposes.  IB^MS^^^S'^^^ THE ABBOTSFOiRD POST.  ABBOTSFORD,  B.  v.  ���������"eas-wi  m&miim,  ������Mi  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  ���������Published ' evcr-y":FrldHy    by. the  Post  '. Piilill'j'ibip; Comp*"'"  '     A weekly .lo\ifnt\l\$&wie#.tQ-,thei-\n  r.vts of Abbotsford LttndTWiT --Uiaii.K-  frlct  rer-  Jls-  Advertlalng- Rates made'khov^ -n application.  .LEGAL ADVERTISING���������r2 cents pe;  line for first Insertion, an-1'8'cent.*-* a urn  .tor-all sub.ieciurnt 0(������n.<eciit1ve insertions  "Our./Shibboleth���������Neither for nor agin  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY'S; 1918  ,Did It evor atrike you that even  polltlcaria may have their ideal a-  rnong tho other public or semi-public  mon of tho country?- We have'jus:  come to the conclusion 'that tho .Hon  John Ollvor.'s ideal soared, not a-  , mon.* the politicians of the Dominion or the' provin e, but among the'  great' railway magnates of th������ dominion. And further1 than'this it  needs.but a few words to prove what  we hare said. Now we are unable  to say whether.it was MacKenzie oi  Mann, or probably both lumped together-���������the' ambition to be as hi*  as both. This we, know however  John'Oliver has always been talking  about both these great railway'  mangnates.' No public platform upon  which...he has .addressed 'the people'  for .years but has had to, bear the  burden .of John's, weighty load of1  figure's.- We have'heard hlni' tell all  about roadbeds, curves,-"grades "and  rock cuts so' that many people who  knew him not better began to believe  he knew'��������� something about railway**  Even Premier "Brewster ��������� became imbued with Hon. John "'Oliver's ' big  figures' and made" John Minister '6:'  Railways.  Still he rode his railway bug, nor  quite to death. First he-pried-into'  MacKerizie"ahd Mann's ���������artairs*. but  found "it too hard a ' nut "to crack,  and-then he took something easier���������  Foley I'-' Welch'- and' Stewart; and by  xneans fbf-a p'arlla'meii't'ary Iriveiuiga ���������  tion-.he found out ..pretty'hear aifa-  bout the road-bed, rock.cuts, e't'*.  on tha road,' 'and then he -started  to -Ware'' them -away'' from*- the province'' and' ���������' vvaa fairly* '"sue'ee'ssfiil* loo.*  They.got'so siik' of the'*"name'* of ire*'  Pacific Great; Eastern, tha 1 ,t'or a con-  sideraition-'they. turned "the road -bed  (jra'des;{rock cuts,' :*curv������J3,'* ."bridge.1"*  loose'"rail's and 'a'fr'^over tb'-'the'"goV-  ernmerit! of 'Vhiili'lion. .'Joirb Oliver  la the* Minister of 'railways. T.'ius  >lan,-Jbhri- Oliver become* a gr--������>'.  railway -taafciirite-''under XuVenimem  salary. He \*.ill .have ample -ato'i.e  for --hl's 'ab'illty'a'nd his'.'figures!, in'tho  building to completion 'of the Pacific  Great":Eastern." Future ��������� generation*h  may"''tell"'tlie tale' of }i'ov one of  British Columbia's';cltik'en.j rose from  the -humble position, of!"ari .everyday  farmer to that of a -builder of "railways in B. C.  Great   Eastern   will   be  'i   Brewster-  Oliver white elephant or not.  If there were the same sporting  oloment about the Brewster government' that thero was about tho late  ���������Sir Richard McBride,. the provlhcla-  sovornment would now go to. the  l-eople on their railway policy. But  ���������lit, the bye-elections recently, helc  '.ndlcate'd'Vhat might bo expoeted i.'  ip.. appeal to the country were now  ���������rought  forward.  YOU AND Jl3f  Thomson  tho food  controller is a  .'���������estern  man  and  we may expect a  *'ow  more   wise   regulations   bosides  he  decision   not  to  set .prices  and  ���������nforce the; card system  in Canada.  yho said that in the twentieth cen-  -.ury- that the wise men would come  Vorn  the  west  instead  of from   the  east?  '���������Should'    Understand     Each     Other  ��������� Much Better-���������Help Him He Will  Help You.  Only  a  storekeeper���������that's  all.  Down street,���������yes, in    your ' own  town.  Plain sort of . afellow. Jim���������not  much of a merchant, no. Decent  chap, though, and honest.  When you drop into his store, it's  like  him,  plain.  He calls you 'Bill',' you .calf him  "Jim'';  home folks",'* you'know.   *  He asks y.ou how.,the children are,  and wife;   he knows them, zoo.  He shows you what you .vant to  buy, he tells you if it's ?ood or bad  ���������and names the price.  ;  "Just charge it*.' 'Jim," you nay,  "I'm a little short right now. '  "All right, Bill''.-he says, and he  ������������������/raps 'it up.  ���������He. pays his taxes here; he chips  in all he can to help, along the firo  dpcarthient and police.' the schools*  and  churches.  He sits in lodge with you; he calls  around when you are., sick  He hires home folks to" clerk and  keep his books; he buys bis groceries, moat and clothes, the little furniture at home of neighbor merchants.  .   'Tisn't much, but what il  is, your  town gets all the  benefit;  Your bill comes due and r.Mll  you're short of ready cash. "I'll have  to stand.you off a while,',' you say.  "All right. Bill," says ho. "I know  you'll pay me when you can," ' 'and  neither growls nor grumbles.  Pretty decent sort of' chap, isn't  he"  You know it.  But  what  about  the  catalog  you    keep at home and study nights "and  Camouflage  is a  French word 'of   .Sundays?  .  ttalian-origin   (carnuffare  ,disguise)        You read the sideshow*line-of talk  and   as   used   in' recent   press   dis-   about the stuff, it* lists,  patches  connotes  disguise of  mark-     ��������� Yes, and when you have the coin  '���������ng,  as-artillery,  with*' an  arbor  of   maybe, you' make, an order'for: some*  oayes, built around'a-gun, or as an   things' you think you've" got ��������� lo"*,have-  We may expect one of these days  ;o see the Province cartoonist pro-  luce on the front page a picture  of Hon. John with a railway in the  lollow of his hand, showing Dewd-  ���������.ey -electors how it was done.  The strike in Germany Is iioav  ���������retty well squelched���������hunger or  ���������ficing- the allies was a consideration  v*ith the people.  It is manufactured  tobacco in its purest  form.  It has a pleasing  flavor.  It is tobacco scientifically prepared  for man's use.  Germany sowed the seed of revolution in Russia-and it may be that  Germany will yot reap the whirlwind  ���������bserver on outpost-duty, a ' sharp  .(hooter, etc., with v/hisps of straw  .'0 Imitate 'a shock -or ".-jheave's of  -train'while concealing* his body. The  verd is*pronounced ka-mu-flazh���������the  ;ir3t "a" as "artistic", the "u" as in  "rule,"' the final "a" as in "������.rt" and  the "zh'' as "z" in'"azure"���������Ji*x.  AiB���������TSFORO   DISTRICT BOARD OF   TRADE  President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  ^^���������'^'v.*.^?-.'.. -!,������������^'TO*?a~i"  ������������-������  s*,-rra.-4^^\  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  fl\ t'he district, and industries-already established^  ^^y*���������*������������������-"'���������*-���������'  ���������** ''  ' r^-.~���������~--r*~r-~,---~--r*'~:*-:* -r-     ���������      *������������������-������������������������������������"  know you nor care a tinker's ��������� ujjs a-   OPPOSE LEASING LANDS  bout you, you must' pay before you Tq Tj.Ujj ASIATICS  see or get  the goods.    You-make Jim earn the slender A publjc meeting was held at  profit that he makes on you; you .'chilliwack to discuss th equestion of  make   him   be   your   banker     when j leasing or  selling lands-to  Asiatics  The following resolution  was un-  No a doner' doea- the-report' become  public'*that  Foley'-Welch'aud Stewart-have given up the' P. G. E. :than  we -alko* read   about* the   provincial  government going to' ask  assistance  from * tlie Dominion" to complete the  railway, all' of which' goes to show  that this road in the opinion of the  irovernment -should   be     completed.  Now "a question'for "the"province to  decide - upon  Is' whether-' the  firewater government did' wise In retarding the building'of this railway for  a' year   or-more.*    Perhaps   if , the  minister  of  railways   had   remained  quiet and not raised such a rumpus  the road would have been complet  ed now as far as Fort George.  Less Cane Sugar Used in Canada  The consumption- of cane sugar  in Canada has been reduced -as a result-of the measures taken by the  Food Controller to' control the trade  and' his appeals to. the public to economise.*' Information has been received showing co-operation ��������� of many  women's *-organizations and other  bodies with the Food1 Controller in  promoting such conservation.  Lloyd George and the Agrzculurist  In a recent'address to a deputation  of  English ���������agriculturists,   itt.   Hon.  t,nd with the order'send th'edough;  you buy it sight unseen.  In  time  the'   shipment  '.c'omes-  3'ou'd liate to have Jim know. 'Course  it's none, of his business,but then, he  might feel hurt because you haven't  I-ai'd.him, what you owe.  ' Somehow the plunder that you ,<ret  <ion't seem so wonderful as" the story  t.u' it'read; in fact it isn't what-you*  thought it was.  And if you're stung, as others  often are, you don't put up a holler  and ask your money -back.' Nary!.  . You read the line* of talk. again,'  and, find the chap who wrote it was  a darn sight smoother .. than * yon  thought; he worded' his decsrip-  tions with such clever skill that you  yourself, filled in his artful gaps  and now you're stung, youd' a leetle  rather no one'd ever find  if out. ���������  But Jim, oh, that's-soother'matter, quite. If accidentally you happen to forget to warm the' axe you  bought of him, before you chop,-and  you're short of. funds; you squeeze  poor Jim and jew him down and  otraln the truth co beat the band;  you strew his path with thorns- and  rocks.  And if your neighbors do like you  and send your ready cash away to  swell the sales of those who never  help your< town or you, some, day,  not  very   far  away,   poor  Jim   will  animbusly carried by a standing vote  "That this meeting of Chilliwack  Valley farmers is of the opinion that"  it is.-in the best interests of our agricultural welfare, our community life  and our national life, that we do  not lease or sell lands to Asiatics  for a period of five years, a? specified by the documents in rhe hands  reach the point where ho can't long- . 0(  the   reeve   and   read   this   after-r  er hold the bag and when he closes : noon."  up or moves away, there's one morej  ���������/auant   business room  in  to.vn.  And  real estate is on  the bum���������  The document referred co is in  brief an agreement the signers of  j which pledge themselves r.o not dis-  your town tows backwards; some- ' pese of or lease to Asiatics all or  how taxes keep a climbing up, bu-jany portion of the lands owned by  stores are fewer, business is worse ��������� them, except uncleared "land, for a  and  worse  each year.    The  schools ; period  of five years, directly  or m-  are getting punk, you've got to send  your children to the city for a decent  education���������and for that you must  pay cash.  Why?  Think it over.  David   Lloyd   George   said   that   un  less it were possible to supply with   bust a clean cut semi-circle from its  food the'population behind the lines   edge;   or  if  the  cook  stove  Mandy  The city clerk of North Vancouver  must surely have been rubbing It in  when he'wrote to "the 'Matsqui municipality askln������j,theni to "paii.-i a resolution asking.' the government to give  the same support to "the..stool industry .it is-giving to agriculture".' It  wag certainly unkind of the city  clork. But porluips ho has been  reading-some of the ���������"hlgh-falutlng"  Interviews given in the government  organs. For there'is nothing to it.  Agricultural interests were never in  the.history of the province of British Columbia so neglected.  as woll as the soldiers at .the front,  .the prospects of winning the war-  were remote. "The enemy is not  going to starve us. but* that is not  enough," he declared.' "We have  .got to produce such a quantity of  food  that we'need  not  go  into the  bought of Jim don't somehow suit  her notion 'bout the way it. bakes or  draws, or if the barrel-churn he  sold you slacks because the girls  forget to keep a little water in it���������  Why, you go right back to Jim  and if he doesn't hustle 'around and  directly. The word Asiatic in the  the Chinese race, Japanese race,and  agreement shall mean all persons of  natives of India not born of Anglo-  Saxon  parents.  Practically every owner of land  present signed a copy of the agreement.  In connection with this decision of  the farmers the meeting also passed  SHIPBUILDING  The Dominion government is developing to the utmost the resources  at its command for the building of j the following resolution, which has  modern steel cargo steamers, for j t0 do with another important opin-  whic'h there is a pressing need. Three j lon of this meeting that it would be  types of vessels', ranging fro m3,000 j acting. in"the interests of tnecom-  to 10,000 "tons incapacity, are being j munIty ijfe that, the Indian Depart-  considered. One of the first and great ��������� ment would cease to consent to lease  American'market and snatch the smile and hand you out-iihbther axe,  food out cf th emouths of our Al-' no charge, or send a man to see the  ih-8. If the allies are bliort it is ' s,-0Ve and clean your soot-cloggea  because the farmer ishandlinga rifle chimney out, or 'tighten.''up your  to defend his country, insteadof the fJhurn���������by thunder, you cut loose  plough." i and rip; hini 'up the ���������'back and down  I ftgu  in-���������that's different.  THE V12DDRR PROBLEM  A public meeting called by Mr.  Cresswoll, a member' of the. Sumas  Lake Dyking Commission, for Atch-  elitz hall on Thursday'evening, was.  what  to  do  with -the  Vedder river*  from the sections of the valley more  If the ���������' directly:-interested In the problem of  city clerk of North Vancouver wants : largely attended by prominent men  the steel industry to go on the hike ( Ai'tor a great deal of discussion the  It la up to hiru to got the govern- > mating endorsed the petitions beint-  men: to give it the aame support us \ emulated and signed urging the pro-  Hon. Jcha'.Oliver Is giving agricul-: vlndal government to remove the  'turs���������pri-a'fors^ ink'and hot air���������but���������^-'^ piles from, the course of the  mostly the latter." t-*..*-oain ;*.i*d the undertaking of other  '  ! protection   work ' from   the   Crossing   until you're good and ready to pay  Time will tell whether the Pacific   to Sumas lake.���������Propr<-*sH. ���������while to the stranger, who neither  Yep!  Poor old' Jim!  Only a storekeeper���������that'3 all.  "He can't compete with mail order folks, you say.- he don't know  how to buy; he hasn't the outlet;:  ins prices.are too high .  Listen!  If he can't compete, the fault is  yours as much as his.  You measure by a double standard. You linger over his fiOck,* you  blow your breath on his razor blades  you get his g arantee and then  you stand him off and let him sweat  est dflilcultics to be overcome is the  providing for- a supply of die necessary ship plates and shapes. ��������� At  present builders are experiencing  great difficulty in securing these articles, owing to the export priority regulations enforced in the United  States, the market upon which Canada is largely dependent.    Negotia-  celared Indian Reserve lands to Asiatics. ''���������Progress.  RAILWAY EARNINGS  The gross earnings of the three  railway systems in Canada for the  calendar year aggregated $254,740,-  000 as compared with $234,417,000  tions with    responsible    parties    are (in  1916, and with $184,21^,000 for  now pending,'with the obect of'establishing mills for the rolling of the  necessary material for our maximum  requirements.  During* 1917 there was a remark-  1915. The large increase ir^, the  volume of goods carried Is reninrk-  able, in view of the inability of.v.ie  companies to make "the usual annual  additions to their rblllny ���������jtook, and  able development in shipbuilding at   t'o.:....ma'lntain their "roadbeds  in pro-  many points' in the Dominion,. due  largely to the orders placed .by the  Imperial Munitions Board. At the  close of the year these orders involved an 'outlay of $90,000,000 on  over one hundred steel or wooden  craft with a total carrying capacity  of 350,000 tons. Orders from Norwegian shipping companies have  been placed for twenty-two at eel vessels of 3,500 tons dead weight each  In addition to the foregoing many  smaller vessels are being built for  private account.-���������Monthly Commercial Letter,  Bank of Com lerce.  per condition.  Who Wouldn't Under Circumstances  My Tuesdays are meatless,  My Wednesday's are wheatless,  I'm getting more eatless each day  My home-it is heatless,  . My bed it is sheetless,  They're sent to the Y. M. C. A.  .The barrooms are treatless,  The coffee is* sweetless,  'Each  day I grow thinner    and  wiser.  My stockings are feetless,  My trousers are seatles,1?���������  By heck! but I do hate the kaiser.  ���������St   Louis  Republic,  if  pjf  ���������:'>8  N iP  TH13 ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C,  v  , The following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson., killed.  H. E.. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  "H. R. Gray, killed.  E. O. Collinson, killed.  A. Ames, killed.  J. F, Green, killed.  Chas. Wooler,  (Killed)'  A.  Witchell   (Killed)  ' M. Mallalue (Killed)  R. Hughes (Killed)  H. Green (Killed)  ���������   O. Kidwell, killed.  John Gillen, (Killed)  Sergt: C. T. McPhee  (K'l'd)  Geo".'Knox, died,.pneumonia.  ..A. J. Munro, (Prisoner)  * ���������" L. Trethewey, .(Gassed)  Wm. Morgan (Invalided)   ,  ,'   S. McPhee (Wounded)  D. Campbell, .(Wounded)  Albert-Davenport (Wound'd)  P. -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)  y';G'. Gough (Gassed)  '������������������x;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)  Wm. Hunt (killed)  '   Joe. Willet (wounded)  ,   A. G: Adams..,  E. Anderton,  '.  J. Aitkeii.  H. Arnold.  F. Beale.  Steve Beebe .,*  C. Bayes.  Hiiliard Boyd.  Ed Barrett.      -   .  J. Bousfield.  . VV. Bowman.  ���������   ��������� ������������������ Li  . Wm. Bonar   -  ..   A. A. F;.Callan.  J. H.-Campbell...  W. Campbell. ������������������  Tom Campbell.  . E. Chamberlain.  Alex. Chisholm  B'red Golbourne   .  T. Davis.  T. Donnelly.  J. Downie.  Paul Duta.se  ��������� Andy Ellwood...  Wm. Evans  Norman Evans  -��������� Geo. Fadden  A. A. Ferihour.  J. Fermor  S. Finch.  J. Fraser,  Clarence Gazley.  D. Geddes.  E. B.-de la Giroday  H. Gordon.  H.  Grimley.  J. Hands.  G.. E. Hayes.  A. Hicks.  0. Hicks.  .   Robt. Higginsfcui  Matt Higginscn.  ' ; A. Hill-Tout.  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  J y. HultonrHarrop.  K. Huggard.  Ed Hunt  ! I. Johnston.  J. Kirkbride.  S. Knott.  Henry Knox.  W. Laird.  Geo. E. Leary  Roy Mains  Louis Di Lalli (wounded)  David Mathers  T. Mawson.  Frank McCallum  J. McCormack.  Kenneth McGilivray.  Stewart McGillivray,-...  H. McKinnon  Wm. Mclntyre  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.  J. O. Williams.  Percy Wilson.  Warren Welch  towards  we, wno are le  e Canadian Patriotic Jh un  emncL going to contribute  as ouf share,  e sacrifice ot tnose wno nave  rseas oervice.  or en-  86-  ���������^-ll|*MlllHfiMMIIIIIillill*HII**IIM  vjg^-g  ^JHHHHBHHHHH^HHBB  :iV'-;:.'-.';v'^  -^'4a--------Mt'WH-i-MNHHH^H-------ai  ^*.-;;V {'���������'>--.''.  r^<WBH*gHB*HBaH'-"HH'^H  .;.���������'* .V."*.'.'.-C-'-  ^*flSHHjBH||||HBHH||B  ',';;''"''O?.*'-.  V*v InJnHIHH^Ii^B-a-MNii  '~:'~\'-:'''-^-''%:  ^V^M^^^^fliflHiHIHHHHM  '���������'\.'.i* ?������������������."'  r^t^llllll^HHHHIilHBnsll  '������������������TTfS'-X- ;"���������  U-$mWmWLmmWLmmmmm\WUm\  '3'wV'v^  h?&{Vi  ive a montmy suDscription.  ~&m  ���������"VS*  &&&:+.  SaWSSBKWBSRBSSBH^ .j.'jt.:.<  fiJK.<; ��������� ��������� "���������SB  '    '*!  S&jsste  ���������SBSg  TOE- ADBOTSFOft-t)   FOSt.   'ABR()tSf������Mor������D    B.   ft  '���������-?*w;g**������**''p*?*g*-*i''*K'^^  1J-������ATH OK. MAT8QUI K HItfl>luN'T  Tho funeral of the late Asian  Nelson took ,pliico 'at ;\lat������qui ou  February 5th. He died after a v*ry  brlof Illness.  The deceased'was well known on  the prairie and there wan a very  la rue attendairo at Lli ���������*������ ' funeral to  pay, respects' at the hint sad rites.  Tho service whs hold in the Matsqui  h������U the funeral 'Hormon being conducted by Mr. George Vance, Diblo  Student of Vancouver.  * Tho deceased lef.voH to mourn hiu  demise, four sons and four daughters besides the wife and  mother.  There,were [lowers In -abundance  ���������showing the respect h\ wlincu the de-  <-* eased was held.  Mr. J. J. Jones conducted*the funeral .services, and the pail bearers  were:, Messrs.C. R. Crist, G. O.  Hougon.P. P. Halverson,, L. Hend-  riokson, P. Lee, A. Edlun.  PASSING OF PIONEER  PRIEST OF PROVIDE  Roy. Father Peytavin, O. M.  I., Did  , Valuable Work   Among.. Indians  Pioner priest of British* (.'olumbia  the'Rev. Father Peytavin, _0. M. I.,  last of'the old brigade of Oblate  missionaries," and the first of the  oblatea to be ordained in this province, died at New Westminster on  Sunday morning, after a lingering  illness'.' - His end came peacefully  the aged priest having received the  l'aBt sacraments of his' church, and  being surrounded by many "of'hls  Oblat* brothers; ���������  <; Death took* place' at St.'"'Mary's  Hospital, -whence, later, i.he body  was removed'to  St.  Jeter's  rectory  ' where' It whs . transferred to the  ehurchr'fbr. the pontifleial mass of  "requiem', which* 'was sung on Monday; morning.''Tb.'o body, "in a plain  black caske'C lay in state on a.'bUuk  catafalque fn front of the sanctuary  Inetrment iooi place at Mission City  The late" Father '.Peytavin was  born' In"Algiers' in 1849, his' father  at. the time being secretary of the  French' 'consulate there. His mother  was; a  Belgian" lady. He  studied  theology, and philosophy unler the  shadow- ' of the cathedral of St.  LaareV  ... When speaking of his experiences  in this province. Father Petayvin  'would recall one occasion' when he  and Father Fouquet stood 'behind a  tree/on the banks of the Fraser  watching the Indians eating the  thigh of a dead native. He made  hla .headquarters at Kamloops for  hila work among the Indians and  white" men along the C-. P. R.. six  yearal' work there being followed by  a move to Revelstoke.  After 1906, there having been  some important mores in the meantime, he was selected by his superior  for work at North Vancouver. Two  years ago he had to seek rest in the  'St. Paul's Hospital and this proved  to be the beginning of a fatal ill-  nea8. He now rests at St. Mary's,  aide by side with his old comrades  In, the pioneer work' of  Christianity  ,among the Indians.  w<tam imvifm������mtmvmi:tm,*m\������wa mem u ���������***���������������! *'***' ,'ll-il,'*El%|ffi*!?**!**5  od an enemy trench," ho said, "and , -  'IhoV.erm'an marines.did not wait for  ur to reach them, but came part way  to meet us. Three times wo, were  driv.y.-i back, but on the lourfh try  we cloaned them up. Some of the  prisoners told us that thoy wf-.re sure  Germany would win.- We asked them  why and one said: "Tho English  c.hannol is blocked. You can't got  any more troops Into France. Ail  we have to do is kill olT what are  hove."  "Among -the prmonors we took  was a Gorman boy of about!" years  Ho cried because his brother was  not. captured with him and fold us  his mother fold him and his brother to surrender at the' first opportunity. We never found his brother." ' ���������  Bayes took part in seven attacks  while on rhe western front, three  daring the battle of Somme, three at  Vimy Ridge and one during the  third battle of Ypres. The Prussian  guards and the marines are the  best German soldiers in tho west, he  says, and the Saxons are poor fighters. Many of tho Saxon units, ne  declares, have been split up and distributed among the Prussian regiments in order to mako them fight.  "Put in the paper that the boys  over there need tobacco," Bayes said  "They need cigarettes''as much as  food. It stimulates a fellow's nerves  when lie needs something to brace  h-.iu up. Its surprising what a man  can stand when he has tobacco on  hand. I don't know why 'it is, but  f know because I've been there rny-'  sulf.  "When you are going' forward it  isn't bad, because you are generally  good and 'sore' and don't care what  happens.. When you gain your objective and 'start to con3olidtae and  prepare for a counter attack the  strain is fierce. That's when an occasional cigarette conies in handy.''  Bayes originally enlisted in the  Fifty-first ��������� Canadian   battalion     and  * ���������*.  -,rau transferred to the First Overseas in order' to help fill up the gaps.  ih** First battalion was "gassed' -at  Yp;vs. There is only a handful of  tho original men left, the Whatcom  COAL for DELIVERY'  jbotsford Feed Store  Qwih   With  Order  siMMiw������-^^  U.4WJ  Fudrwi-ftl Director  AOKNT  FOR  HEADSTONES.  ?bm9Xmvm^m. W&rni City  SPECIAL   SUITE  FOR MRS. SMITH  First lnu\y Member of, Legislature  Will Re Provided With Cosy  Quarters.at,  Victoria.   ,  county boy says. The First nas lost  lcs3 prionars than any Canadian battalion, he declares, and when he  left the outfit lt had never lost a  machine gun to the enemy. --American   Reeille,   Bellingham.  MATSQUI COUNCIL.  Mr. C. Rummel of the B. C 1>J R.,  appeared before the Matsqui Council Saturday night, and asksd that  steps be taken to stop the road water  from overflowing his property tit  the corner of White and Mount Lehman roads. The road at this point is  hard against Mr. Rummel-a fence al-  * Victoria, Feb. -5.���������-Parliament  buildings ��������� have again acquired that  pre-sessional activity, when all is  bustling with final preparations for  the Legislative ' Assembly opening  which takes place on Thursday afternoon. Members of the government  are working day and night in their  departmental ofllces and sandwiching in between a number of lengthy  executive council meetings arranging  and completing the" government's  programme, for "the session. The ser-  geant-at-arms with his 'staff of ' returned soldiers, pages and guards  are all busy distributing an-1 placing  supplies and equipment and rue various sessional offices are being renovated for another run' of business.  Several changes in location are  noted'this year and tiie advent of a  lady among the law-makers made it  essential to provide extra -accommodations. -Mrs. Ralph Smith will find  when /she reaches Victorai ' that a  cosy "little suite has been "prepared  tor her adjacent to the magnificently  appointed suite reserved tor the  speaker, Mr. John Keen of Kaslo  These offices last year were occupied  by government stenographers, and  later as storerooms for the evidence  .secured for the P. G. E. investigation  ���������weighing several tons."  .wnxBWXil  BBmBSI|IliBm^^  It provides the facilities to talk anywhere at any time.  It is ready 'for service at any houf���������day or night.  It is never-fail ing in emergency of any kind.  It places you within easy reach of your friends.  Tt gives you quick communication with the place where  jyja deal.  Its service is direct--instant--satisfactory.  It saves travelling. .  It saves writing. .>  It saves money.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  By CISSY  CpUSIN JACK���������Calm, self-complacent, orderly, content, considerate, kind, posseses very good juug-  ways; has ability ,to, observe and  remember shapes, outlines, and configuration generally.  KVERSON   ROY   WHO  HAS FOUGHT HUNS  ENLISTS IN NAVY.  Cecil Bayes, Veteran of Ypres,Somnio  And Vimy Rigdov .Returns- To  i'ltfht in  American  Navy.  , Having taken part In the third  battlo at Ypres and the battle of  tho  Senium  and   Vmiy   Rigde,   Cecil  ��������� Buyes, 17-year-old Everson lad, who  enlisted   in   the   Canadian   overseas  .forces by dec-luring that h.** was of  age and' was* qualified for service In  the Canadian army when he was but  I'd years^pf age, has returned after  being honorably dischargea because  of his youthfulness an drecfntly enlisted as apprentice machinist's mate  Tu the aviation division of the United States navy at the local navy  office. "I've  had  my  lili **,f    the  trenches and so I'm going to try the  ���������aavy,'' said the youthful veteran  .when ha was asked how he iiked  service in the trenches.  At  Spuiiue  the  Everson  boy  saw  hand-to-hand  fighting.    "We  char<j-  lowing no room for a ditch. The  (".cuncil, accompanied by Mr. Rummel, visited the scene during inter-  i:ih:sion'' but no solution of the  irouole was ai-i'vc-d at.  7in-; Canadian Financier*:,' Tr .tt  Company, Vancouver, wroto re tne  (f .-ir!- being made to indue-"! the  Government to amend the Trustee  Act to permit trustees to invest trust  funds in the securities of Britsn  Columbia municipalities, an-1 asking  support from the council The iat-  was orderod  filed.  A letter from the city clerk of  North Vancouvor requesting the  council to pass a resolution asking  ihc; government to give tne same  biipport to the steel ind.idtry It is  ;.;iMng to agriculture, elicited, caustic comment as to just wnat die gov  (���������rument was doing for .agriculture.  Th'j clerk had written a letter favoring the idea in answer: to a previous letter on the subject, and tnis  ���������w������.3 considered sufficient.  'ihe  request of  the auditor  Ken-  \iaii Barr    of Vancouver,    for $.c.0  ���������.his year instead of $100 as formerMessrs Harrison .& Lammond,    of  Vancouver, set out tho  many  excel  IRISH MOLLY, (1)���������There are  two of your name thi sweek, your  writing was in the envelope with  another, and I must also thank you  for the fow extra cents. The other  v.-cs   by   Itself.  Energetic, practical, straightforward, acute, has the rare combination of intuitiveneas and deductive  ijess, economical, proud, fendcr-  hearted ' and' -imaginative.  IRISH-   MOLLY    -,f2)���������Possesses  ���������strength   and   originality   of   mind,  :uental cultivation, ambition, fineaae  liouetration,   effusiveness,   hastiness,  i prudence and  optimism.  j     PIPE���������An aid timer In R. C. was  | u   bettor  poet   than ^*ou.    His   first  ! t.nl  last attempt  was:  ! "Not every man can be a poet,  ".vMot every sheep can be a goat.,1'.  ';     In spite of your bad poetry I must  .-.drnit  you  are gifted  along artistic  .ines,   have  a  great  appreciation  of  ..-oauty,   a  keen   sense  of  form  and  ..oi;.T.  strong emotionalism,  and ue-  ' dried   musical   talent.    In   tompera-  .nent your hopes and dreams are al-  lernately rose-color and  black.   You  , ;ire neat, tidy and very methodical.'  !     FLOWER-���������Quickness, .amounting  .it   times   to   hastiness;   ardor,   self-  .issertion,   fantasy,   cheerfulness,   el  While wishing you a    prosperous  Yetvr, might we also suggest that  LEES BREAD AND GROCERIES  are always fresh and of high quality.  LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  now about that Insurance  !_jLv/*  I have a large-and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at,low prices.  Finest quality..  Abbotsford  lent, qualities of  their     Litha  nave-   usticity, spiritual mindeuness, affect-  aiuit and asked that the uii'nic'.pal-  :ty remember them when giving contacts for this kind, of work The  iei..er was  tiled.  .'.on, kindliness,    sociability,    policy,  impulse, activity and energy.  The postmaster of.Webster's Cor-  .,.     .    . ��������� . . tiers, Mr, J. M. Webster, has recent- ;  'the Bank i.oan    Bylaw    received . ]y returnod from the hospital, and la I  three readings. j now back at his official duties.  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY,   PROPRIETY  HUNTINGDON, B   C.  '. \\


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