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 i  \  (  1- -.1  !r   '*  Vol. XL, No. 18.  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  *^���������* ���������       " "* **"    i  ABBOTSFORD, B, C. FRIDAY,   FEBRUARY 4, 1915  PARLIAMENT  BUILDINGS  ARE DESTROYED  Rev. Felix Kientz Makes .First  Visit to the District  ' Cash, per thousand  Regular price $4.50  Name and address only printed on  Envelopes.  Having secured a big bargain from  the wholesaler, I want my customers to get the benefit. Seize  this opportunity before it is too late  These Envelopes are going like  'hot cakes."  ������       A       DATITQ      PRINTER and  J.    Ao    BAlHd,    PUBLISHER  Mission City   . -----    B. C.  OUR LONDON LETTER  (From Fraser Valley Record)  The following letter was received by a resident of Mission  City this week: -  "I read your cutting from the  Montreal paper. It is like many  another I read; but I've had 30  years of newspapers, and I don t  believe a hundreth part of what  shells (true!   and" that we are  I read iii them.     This particular cutting is  'an    interview-  quite an Americanism in journalism���������and just about as valuable   as   most   Americanisms.  The interview can be served up  to-suit any palate.      But like  many another dish which is all  right when hot, it won't stand  cold analysis.      You ask Why  don't   England   strike?       and  then you ask me to read this  cutting, as it   deals   with   the  point.    I have read. I cannot  find that it deals with the point  at all.    If it went just a little  fartner���������but that little is oh! so  much���������it would   answer   your  question.      This man says we  (true again).    But he does not  finding the men to burn them  are turning   out   millions    of  tell you that if we had as many  shells as on the sea shore they  would be no use without guns.  It takes a long time to produce  a very large number of   guns,  and this is one of. the things;  Germany knew when she start-  ed the war, secure in the poss-'j  ession of    an    overwhelming  reserve store of these weapons,  and overwhelming reserve    of  plant and skilled artillery makers to repair and replace as re  quired. Wherever Germany has  succeeded, it has been by reason of her enormous advantage  in artillery, and corresponding  shortness on the part of her opponents.    ' The     Russian   has  beaten the German whenever  he has been on anything like  equal terms with him in artillery.    The Serbian ditto. What  drove Russia back,  and what  beat Serbia was not the human  Hun, but the Huns'    immense  superiority in the munitions of  war.    So long as that superiority is removed, the end of the  war will be in sight.      When  Germany started    this    war���������  which she has planned and provided for  for years���������she was  greatly superior in all military  departments.    In men, artillery  and projectiles she   was   supreme.    The whole kingdom was  ordered as a gigantic fortress  and honeycombed by strategic  railways, laid down with a view  to moving large bodies of troops  rapidly.    This practically doubled the value of her army numerically. She has been enjoying the fruits of that superiority ever since; but   now - the  thing itself is beginning to vanish'.    In men, notwitkstanding  the advantage her railways give  her, she is "feeling a draught"  for while she has been attack-  Explosion Heard Before the  Outbreak���������Six Lives Supposed to be Lost in Fire.  The parliament buildings at  Ottawa are probably a complete  loss owing.to fife which broke  out Thursday evening in the  House of Commons Reading  ���������Rom; sweeping down the corri-  ,ders with tremendous fury.  Two people are dead and four  are supposed to be buried in the  ruins.  Among the Injured are Hon.  Martin BurrelHqf B. C, who  was badly, burned in.the flame  of fire. '���������.*>������������������  There is supposed to be no  insurance the buildings being  worth $1,500,000:  LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE  The commttee-.in charge' of  the lighting arrangements have  gathered sufficient data to enable them to estimate the cost  of installing the necessary " the  necessary number of lights' to  cover all the main points- in  the townsite.  "The" petition has already  been circulated and many signatures have been.. obtained.  The estimated cost for the current year-works out at. the rate  of 2V4 mills on the dollar, covering initial expenses and the  cost of 17 lights for one year.  If carried into effect the tax to  cover the cost will not be called  for until about the. end of the  present year, so that practically  the taxpayers will get nearly  one year's light before ������being  called upon for payment.  Differing from government  taxes the levying and administration of all moneys is completely in the hands of- the  three commissioners appointed  by the taxpayers.  Signatures may be made at  Mr. H. Alanson's store at any  time where a copy of the assessment roll may be seen.  $1.00 per Year  personals  ENJOYABLE  TIME  AT  THE  PRESBYTERIAN MANSE  ing,  lll&, owing to her-utter disregard of life, she has squandered her human material too freely. She has lost her advantage  in men. In projectiles the advantage is rapidly passing���������if  not already passed���������to us, owing to the gigantic���������but entire-  (Continued on Page Four)  A social evening was given at  the Manse last Friday evening  from 8 p.m. to 12 p. m. A-  mong the many interesting  games played was a guessing  contest. The prizes which were^  a dainty box of note paper and  a box of chocolates won by Mrs.  Everett Ryall and Mr. Clarice  McCallum.  During the evening a song  was sung by the Abbotsford  Male Quartette, a solo by Mrs.  Grott, a recitation by Mrs. Par-  ton, a solo by Mr. Charles Davison, a piano solo by Mrs/ E.  N. Ryall, a recitation by Mrs.  Martin and.a piano solo by Miss  Evelyn McMenemy. Everyone had a splendid time and  were allowed to make any a-  mount of noise which generally donates a good time, and  there was' plenty of that, chiefly in the room where they had  trouble with the telephone.  ��������� Lunch was served on trays by  Mrs. Campbell assisted by sev-  The Catholics of Abbotsford,  Clayburn and surrounding district are much pleased with the  first visit of the Rev. F. Kientz  paid them some few weeks ago.  For practically one year, they  have been left without any Divine service, owing to the scarcity of  priests, but, since the  first day of January, this year  the Rev.  Father Felix Kientz  whose headquarters are at Chilliwack, has been appointed by  Archbishop T Casey of Vancouver, to' take charge of all the  Catholics in the Fraser Valley  from Hope to New Westminster  The Catholics  of    Abbotsford  will.have a   regular   monthly  service on the, second Sunday  ���������of each month, to   start   with  February 13th.    Father will arrive on the previous Saturday  and will" stay until Monday or  longer.    He .will    occupy    the  room at the rear of the church.  Mass will be said or sung on.  Sunday at 10 a.m. followed with  the benediction of    the    most  Blessed Sacrament.        Sunday  School will be conducted at 2: 30  p. m.'    Occasion will be given  for the reception of the sacraments.        All those who have  been baptized in the Catholic  Church, are   kindly   reminded  that the'Roman Pontiff means  to give them to understand the  great honor it is for Catholics  to. have a priest with .them and  also the great obligation they  have to avail themselves of his  services and to assist him and  co-operate with him in all matters that concern   Holy Relig-  ih  Father Kientz is much pleased with his first visit to Abbotsford, accompanied by Mr.  Moret he has paid his respects  to the Reverend Ministers of  the Anglican and Presbyterian  churches and is fully confident  that the best of relations will  exist between them and him.  self. At the next visit he will  continue his visits to the Catholics who reside in the country  ���������Contributed.  Miss Rogers of New    Westminster spent the   week ' end .  with lier brothers and    sisters'  here. ���������  Mrs. F. J. Boyd was a visit- *  or to Vancouver' last week.  Mr. Arthur Cox of Vancouver is Visiting his parents here  in town.  Mrs. Lamb wo has been vis- .;  iting in Vancouver for the past  few weeks has returned to her  daughter Mrs. Swift.  Mr. Colin Fraser has gone to  Huntingdon to work in the C.  P. R. station there.  A sleighing party went to  Clayburn' on Tusday evening  and had a very enjoyable time  at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.  Cruickshank.  Mrs. Ross was visiting in Bel-  lingham last week   for   a few  days. '���������      ' .     .  : .  The new. repair machinery  arrived for the lumber mill and  was hauled from the station on  sleighs. It is now being-put in  , place ready for work when the  mill re-6pehs.       '-:��������� ������������������  A surprise party was taken to  Mr. and Mrs. D. McGillivray's  on Wednesday evening and all  had a merry time playing games  and cards.  Mrs. H. Alanson was hostess  at the W. A. social in the Masonic Hall Thursday evening.  A pancake social will be given in the afternoon and evening at the home of Mrs. McMenemy next \Yednsday in aid  of the Presbyterian church. Tea  and cake will also be served and  a fee of 15^ is asked.  The Great Northern train did  not go through on Wednesday  on account of snow blockades.  Mr. and Mrs. Bell are guests  at the.Russell House in New  Westminster.  Miss Margaret Miller is visiting-her sister Mrs. McKinnon.  Constable Lines has been sick  with the grip since last Saturday.  Mr. Robert Powell was a visitor to Claburn on Sunday.  CONSERVATIVES ELECT  OFFICERS  At the annual meeting of the  Abbotsford Conservative Association the following officers  were elected:  President���������Wm. Taylor.  Vice-Pres.���������C. A. Ryall.  Sec���������C. R. Davison.  Treas ���������N. Hill.  Executive���������A. McCallum, E.  T. Weir, D. C. Blair, J. A. McGowan and Dr. T. A. Swift.  There was a good attendance  at the annual meeting.  ADDITION TO THE FUNDS  The treasurer of the local  Red Cross Auxiliary is pleased  to report a substantial addition  to the funds this month. The  box in post office was the recipient of a cheque from Mr. J.  J Sparrow for $5.00; Abbotsford Lumber Co., $10.00 (m);  Monthly- contributions $14.75,in  small amounts 75^.  The usual $12.00 to prisoners  of war fund has been forwarded to the treasurer at Vancouver  HONOR ROLL  There is an urgent demand  for fuel these days and the  wood cutters are busy and the  coal deliverer is kept on the  move.  eral of the younger set, and  "Jimmie" took charge of the  home made candy, which was  unsurpassable.  Next Sunday evening the Roll  of men who enlisted for overseas service from this district  will be unveiled and read at the  service in the Presbyterian  church. Some fifty men left  these parts or are preparing to  leave. Of those who left soon  after the war begun have been  killed. THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  v.    *  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  i Published Every Friday by The Tout Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and,district  -  Advortisiiug  rates   made   known  on  application ,  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   agin'   tho   Government  .    J. A. BATES, -        - Editor and Proprietor  J������������������  <������������������      l��������� .III I' ' ' ������������������M���������������������������^  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1916  But the wprsf thing about the storm is that the Conservative  Cabinet meeting at Kamloops lias been inerfered with, and here  are all he', Liberals and the -Vancouver Sun awaiting news of  ''what's dbiu' " in the way of general elections, or bye-elections.  It's really' too bad l.o keep us all in suspense in that way and  our opinion is that Premier Bowser should not have gone to  such ah out of the way place as Kamloops anyhow, when he  knew he was to have a cabinet meeting. It was sure shortsightedness on his part. ' The attempt to make Kamloops the  Inland capital has met with failure at the start, it would seem.  The Dominion government are to create another portfolio  ���������Minister of Munitions���������with K. B. Bennet at the head of the  department. Conservatives who know say that he is the right  man in the right place.    Let us hope so.  ' '      .  The Peace, Prohibition and Petticoat parties of the United  States appear to be uniting their efforts for purpose "of putting  up a presidental candidate this fall. With such a combination  there will be no want of choice for a leader���������Even Henry Ford  has been mentioned as leader. In the meantime President Wilson has started on a tour of Preparedness and.America for A-  mericans, which should appeal to a large following.  Our London Letter (Continued)  In Canada we in the West often think that the East does not  do us as much justice in many matters as they should.    The  questions that we sometimes think of great importance the East  pass off lightly, and one of these questions is the Oriental immigration; and then during these war times while the West has  responded more nobly according to population than the East,  there does not appear to be the same generous hand dealing out  war supplies to the western manufacturers that there is in the  east;, and we might if we had time multiply the wrongs so as to  have a long list.    But western Canada is not alone in this matter  of not being treated on a level with the more populous east.  From Los Angelos Chamber of Commerce has been sent a resolution to Washington on the naval and military affairs that is  required for the western States.    It is claimed that is the first  instance in the history of the country where a direct demand  has been made on Congress for the protection of its people, specifying the character of the defense. In the preamble the. resolution sets forth that the United States is at present totally unprepared to defend itself a,gainst any sort of attack, and that  the need for defense may arise at any moment. The cost and consequence of an attack would be far greater than the most elaborate form of preparedness, the report says, and as the United  States government has refused to accept the trained opinions of  ' its general naval board and general staff of the army, it is  high  time  the people  make  known  their  feelings.    Then  it  goes further and says "The Panama Canal is too uncertain a  quantity.    It could be easily blocked or its locks destroyed with  dynamite in advance of war by any nation planning war with  the United States. Unless our navy is kept on the Pacific Ocean  constantly and is at least equal in fighting.power to the combined  navyes of Asia, it would fail as a defense for the Pacific Coast in  the event of war with Asiatic nations.    It would be destroyed unless it sought safety in fortified naval bases or harbors of refuge." And then says that there should be a standing army, fully  equipped of 500,000.men between the mountains and the coast.  In the case of an Asiatic war of course the western coast would  have to bear the first brunt, hence the urgent demand for defense  It would look as vhough somebody was waking up., as there was  to be something doing, perhaps oooner than we can tell.  Ireland is ���������.ii.us?ide the operation of the British Compulsion  Bill.    But what Irishman ever had to be compelled to fight?  It was pleasing to note in the dailies a few days ago that  Col. Taylor really did say that one of Laurier's Dreadnaughts  was of real, service on the Pacific coast at the opening of the  war.    Truth will prevail always.  Roosevelt Starlet! the War.  The following is not from the trenches but from an eastern  exchange, and is really so good that we cannot overlook printing it-  Have you heard tin's story?    The Crown Prince was having  a nice little chat with his fther, the Butcher of Potsdam, and  apropos of nothing said, "Father/"who starteed this war'?'-'  "I know," said the fatheer playfully, "but I won't tell."  ���������Did Cousin. George start it?" persisted the youth .without  a chin.  "No!" said the Father.  "Did Cousin Nicholas?"  "No!" said papa.  "Did Francis-Joseph?"  "No!" sid the Old Man.  "Well, who did then?" o ,.'  "I'll tell you, son! You remember Teddy Roosevelt came out  of Central Africa and called on us several years ago, and I showed him our magnificent army; I showed him our great and glorious navy; I showed him the Zepps and the submarines and the  gas bags, and Teddy, greatly impressed, slapped me on the back  and said:  " 'Bill, my boy, you can lick tlie world'���������And, like a damned  fool, I believed him."  view of the whole- field. Our  battlefields extend for miles and  miles. No commander can view  it all and all' must necessarily  rely upon minor officers.' Blunders���������of curse, there will be  blunders.-And where every private constitutes himself a critic  or a judge, there will be differences as to the extent of the  blunder, and who was responsible'for it. There is another to  this question. An officer may  be a good one, may carry out  many difficult operations in a  very satisfactory manner, and  then at last find hidself up a-  gainst an utter imposibility,. or.  what he honestly thinks one.  He has to decide quickly. He  decides not to risk the.lives of  his men in what he believes to  be a mad venture, or he decides  to chance it and try and win  through. Subsequent information (which the public may get  to know) but which at the time  he could not possibly knowy  shows him to have been wrong  in his choice. Is he to be charged wiht incompetence? No!  the crime is not incompetence,  but failure There's nothing succeeds ike success'.' I-Iindeiiburg  and Mackensen have thrown a-  way hundreds of thousands of  precious lives unnecessarily';  but because "God fights on the  side of the big battalions," they  .won through���������so they are great  generals. - f'Nof one of them, as  strategists, could hold a candle  to the man you are glad lias  given up the command. So far  as competence in generalship  is concerned they . cut very  poor, figures by the side ��������� of the  Russian generals. , As for the  child you speak of in the Mesopotamia ��������� area, I. simply do -not  know* what you are driving at.  The chilU seems to have done  very well. He has been annir  hilated about ten times (according to the., enemy reports but  he and his little force still seem  to' be very much alive, and able  to take care of. themselves and  incidentally of any others they  can find.as well- Don't take so  much notice of that German  propaganda ] and pro-German  liars. -  You object to judging of A-  moricans by'their base-ball. My  dear fellow, it matters not what  the game is. The principle    is  the thing.    If a man cheats-���������  ���������Iocs not play the fair,  clean,  game���������then he is a twister. The  history of Yankee sport   when  in competition with this country is a history of cheating. Not  always, of course, but too frequently not to compel   notice.  The man who will cheat in. a  game willcheat in the game of  life.    The motto of the average  American  sportsman  is  "Win  tie, or wrangle."      And as he  long ago sold his soul to the  Almighty dollar, perhaps I am  only wasting time in discussing  him..   In my opinion, the average Yankee is a wron'un���������  but I am quite aware my opinion does not count for much.  Baseball, cricket, football, walk  ing,: running���������any   sport   you  like.    Show me a fair,  clean  sportsman, and I'll show you a  man,��������� whether he's a   Yank,  j Britisher, Dutchman, or    anything else.    Show me a cheat,  and even if the Angel Gabriel  and all his satellites are walking round him with halos in  their hands,-/ he's none the less  a wrong'un. i  Ibmhsw  TCisint^OKceR������cw������������i tmmzKtxx  rt������  British  Cc-lur^bia's       Leading  WHV PAY ItIG J)E!NTAL OHAKGBS?  You will more than save your fare to Vancouver by'having  your dental work done in our Vancouver ofllces. 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 OTJ-I IfiR DENTISTS. ���������     -  All work GUARANTEED and performed WITHOUT THE  SL1GTI3ST PAIN.. '��������� . ' '  KTSI4WILESSU1 .  Second Floor, Dominion 0(dg. Z07tlastinq$ St W. Cor. Camhie  VANCOUVER  t\  IATSQUI- SOMAS BOARD OF TRADE  r\  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   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  wvt'he district,' and industries already established^,.       m \  y--\  A  WASH IS A JOV  when one's bath room is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental and  open work plumbing. It's "an art-  istictriumph. Have tho bath room  a joy. Let your plumbing arrangements bo as santitary as the ���������  latest developments oC.the art will  permit.-    We'll show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamerv Bldo- Abbotsford  id  I  Your Phdtograp  . ..Nothing  will  add more- to  the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk  at home.  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B.  C.      :-:  I  V  *g)  sum  SEJt3E3QOaQE3aaQE3  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Connection. Mission City  K  n  I  a  a  5  ������  H  a  R  H  See me now about that Insurance  QianpQQaaQEanQoiiiEiEDaEiiDaDa  a    .A WmS o o      fl     a\\. ..������  Jva������  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes .for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  VJI  ���������If  K?JISfB������IP,gjSK?fl^ia,^C#ftlrl?0  sras-araEisasss  "ten*  ^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  <���������     A  PRINTING  ABILITY  To 'assure patrons . of printing, a thoroughly appropriate and artistic product  requires both a theoretical and a practical knowledge���������in other words a mental  conception as well as a practical one.  Both are at your service.  BATES, The Printer���������-JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  OUR PRINTING  Is always good, because it possesses the  qualities that go to make1 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 ,"*bf  high-grade Printing, and our working  facilities are, so ample that prompt  service is both a, pleasure' and a possibility..  BATES, The Printer���������-JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  W     \  PRINTING SATISFACTION -__  Years of practical knowledge and an extensive and modern plant equipment assure patrons a service that cannot be  surpassed. A.telephone call.will place  the order. < Our-Number is 520.  If busy order by'phone.  BATES, The Printer���������^JOB DEPARTMENT  The .Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  i&  PRINTING OF GREAT VARIETY  We are equipped to handle every kind  and quality of Printing���������Business, Fruit  Growers, Fruit Lists, Publications���������in  from one to four colors. Satisfaction  guaranteed.or no charge is made for the  work, which can be returned.  BATES, The Printer- JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  COMMERCIAL PRINTING  Such as Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads, Cards Circulars Statements and  ���������in fact anything in the way of Printing���������will receive intelligent attention  and a th orough highgrade production  if left in our care.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  POSTER PRINTING  We print large and small Posters of all  kinds���������any color of paper or ink. Our  prices for this kind of work is cheaper  than in the cities, and the quality of paper and ink is just as good. No rent to  pay is part of the secret.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PUBLICATION PRINTING  We have unrivaled facilities   for execu-  ing all kinds of Printing, as is attested  by the large amount of Printing we have  handled in the last seven years. Quality  of work unsurpassed, and delivery in  time assured.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  er ���������- Publicity- Proves - Profitable  Hub Square  Mission City  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER  m^^^m^^^w^^^^^^^^^i  Tfc,.rai'W*vjSlia'w:S������E  ^msm^^pm^m^m^^^^mm^^^^mM^m^^^^m Pr-  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORi),' B.  C.  J.iT:, *      - V -*- ���������"^u        ,   ���������-*  r; n o  A GKNT!,H REM IN DIOR  "Lest We Korgol"  Will the ladies of the town  keep.in mind the sowing and  "knitting to be done Tor the comfort of the men al the front and  our, wounded and also the sick  in the hospital'Anyone who desires can have out garments to  make, in  their homes;'  The rooms above the harness  shop are open for work every  Thursday from 2 o'clock.  Mrs. D. Wiiiton  is-a patient  at Clark's hospital, Sumas.,  The Fraser Valley Presbyterian Ministerial Associatin will  meet at the mansemext Monday  afternoon when Mr.'Conn of  Mission City will lead a discussion on: The Church and A-  musenients. r '  Mr. McCullock is waiting for  warm.weather to get around a-  gain.  Mr. Ernest W. Bigelow, lawyer, will visit Abbotsford on  Wednesday next, February 9th,  with the view of opening an office. For the day he will make  his headquarters at the Abbotsford Hotel.   .  The Ladies' Aid met on Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Mc-  Kinno'n.  Mr. Chapman, of the Mill with  will leave on Sunday to join  the boys in khaki:  Rev. Mr. Alder is leaving Al-  dergrove field to take charge of  the Parksville field on Vancouver Island.  The W. C. T. U. met in the  Manse on Tuesday. Owing to  the cold and stormy weather  the attendance was. not large.  On Saturday February 12th  the W. A. of St. Matthews will  hold a Valentine social in the  Masonic Hall in the afternoon  from 3: 30 p. m. Afternoon tea.  Home cooking will be on sale.  In the evening a programme is  to be given and games indulged  in. Valentines on sale. Every  body come and have a gay time  Mr. and Mrs Goodman Harare  and little daughter came over?  in. their auto from Aldergrove  on Monday to visit Mr. and Mrs.  William Walmsley of Abbotsford.  The L .0. L. 1867 held a publics-meeting 'on Friday evening  in the Orange Hall .when ad-,  dresses were delivered by Messrs Whitley and Gamble, organizer and Grand Master for B. C.  "ROUGH ON\ RATS" clears out Rats  Mice, etc. Don't Die in the House.  15c and 25c, at Drug and Country  Stores.  Amount of Custom Fines etc  collected at Abbotsford for* the  fiscal year ending March 31st  1916, was $2GS.35 paid to the  Receiver General. Paid by departmental cheque $417.90.  The customs duties for the  same period was $26,501.70; expenses of collection $11,794.38.  Our London Letter (Continued)  ly.new efforts,put forward to  manufacture such munitions in  this country. In the weapons  to burn these projectiles (as  your cutting tells it)���������in artillery, especially machine guns  and heavy artillery,- we' are  catching up. It will take some  little time yet, but we shall get  there. And then England will  strike! We could have struck  long ago, and might have won  There   is  n o t h / rig  handier for anyone who has to prepare a  hasty meal, or put tip a lunch.   Our Bacon  and Ham is just the thing* for an emergency.  GROCERIES are not at their best unless they are  absolutely fresh. We never "overload" and are  constantly receiving fresh goods.    Try ours once.  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,       -       -       -       -       -'      -       B. 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It  might suit the sensational appetites of some U.S. 'people to  read of millions  of Britishers'  and Franks and others (not forgetting* Canadians) being wiped  out by tse bullets of German engines "of war rather than: wait  for their own weapons   to    be  forged; but history will say oth  erwise.      There  will be quite  enough  sacrifice  of life when  when t hemov.e conies.   We can  ���������easily multiply it if we strike  before we are ready.;   but the  .suggestion comes with very bad  grace from "those   whose   only  action when their own countrymen are deliberately, and ruthlessly murdered is to sit in safe  corners at home and write polite notes about it.  1 note you are glad French is  out of- command.    Well, if that  is so, it only convinces one how  little    is known of true    state  of affairs in your part of the  world.     "He'did nothing".you  say,and that is exactly what the  German papers said. Of course  They representeed   the   spider  and the British force   the    fly.  And the truth is that J. French  was a great deal too "fly"  to  walk into their parlour.    "He  did nothing". Ye gods! If there  is one man more than another  who has saved France and kept  the Huns at bay in the West  while army raising, and-munition making, and all the other  means  of offence and defence  were  organizing,  that man  is  John French.    .Over and over  again  the  Germans  flung  immense masses of troops���������picked regiments and artillery    a-  gainst his small force   in   the  hope of capturing the dominating positions for the Channel  I and France, and every time his  brain    and    dispositions    beat,  them.      It was his little force-  --handled with superb ability,!  and nursed with every protection that strategy could afford���������  that at the outset of the war  held up the German avalanche  on Paris, and made possible the  flinging back of the Germans  from the Marne.    "He did nothing." Ye gods!  Ask Frenchmen who know. They will tell  you that while their countrymen ran away in hundreds of  thousands, of British force, directed by French Smith Dorrien  and Hay, saved France.      You  have been visiting some    poor  wounded  fellows���������the victims  you say of incompetence. Possibly.    But not French's incompetence.    French might    have j  disagreed with some of the bigj  wigs at home about certain details or instructions, and finally have chucked it���������but there  was  never any    incompetence  there.    Ask Von Kluck and several  other    German    generals  who tried to get past him with  ten times the weight of material  and men and then failed.      I  know a great deal more than  ever gets in the papers, and I  am not glad  that French    is  "out of command". As for the  political lies about his neglecting his duty and looking after  his    own    personal      welfare  (these statements were generally directed against headquarters staff, not against French),  the people who fathered   these  in shame for some time past,  canards have held their heads  Looking again    through   your  note the thought strikes one���������  What a lot of scandal-monging  tittle-tattle you do seem to get  hold of:    . Then again    about  French or Hay or anybody else  not having the courage to name  failures  and get    them    sent  home.    Simply because the war  office does    not    publish    the  whole of the reports (much of  which are    confidential)    you  conclude that the writer hasn't  had the courage to say this or  that. In America' you may hang  a man and try him afterwards.  And your people love a sensation and like to try a man by  public opinion.    We don't. We  have court-martialled plenty of  officers.      But until a man  is  found guilty we do not, punish  him.    Names have been mentioned,  and  people have been  cashiered���������when    they   ���������  have  been proved.to have committed  any military'rrime.    Not before  Lynch law, or mob'law, or, unwritten law,  or whatever you  like to style that kind  of so-  called ' "rough  justice"' is  not  onr habit . Incompetence there  is���������there must be.   ' We had only a small army and the vast  majority of our trained officers  fell early in the war..-You have  perhaps'50,000   young   officers  now who have only lately began  to  learn  their duties and you  can bekyour last   dollar   they  will  make "blunders and show  evidences    of      incompetence.  Wellington fought his. battle in  (Continued on Pago Two.)  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After listening carefully  to  his    address the other night, 1 saw in    my  mind's eye his early and furtive entry into the tea room  and  his carefully anointing with vinegar the jugs  , of  cream.    I  pictured  next  another  absent critic  of  the  Administration,  the hon. member for Carleton, N.' B.,  (Mr. Carvell) whose-role, it seems to  me,  would be having- asked permission to dry a small bundle of hay in  one of the stoves ou the premises, to  mix with the hay a noxious perfume  in order that he might make his influence felt on the olfactory nerves of  his audience, if he could not impress  them by any other means.    It seems  to me that the result of the various  performances 'of these absent critics  would    do    anything    but make for  peace   and   harmony   of   a   patriotic  gathering.     Under these circumstances the, threat.if it were'threat���������the  whichever it was���������of the hon. member for Carleton, that Canadians because of  his criticism and the criticism of those like him, should refrain  either from enlisting or from subscrib  ing to the Patriotic Fund, would be  very likelyl to receive some attention  The cream of the present campaign  undoubtedly' had  been  the efficiency  and the overwhelming superiority of  the navy.    Yet the hon. member for  Pictou  puts   this   to   the  acid  touch  of his complaint that Canada has neglected to gild  the refined gold    in  that she has not offered    Avhat    he  thinks should  have been the proper  assistance to the Imperial Navy    in  the shape of strengthening their naval brigade'.    I will deal with his remarks practically in so  far as they  affect conditions on the Pacific Coast  although he had a good deal to say  about,   conditions    at Halifax    also.  Take   first ' the   steamship   Rainbow,  the  protection  bequeathed  to us  by  the late Government. The hon. mem-  uer   informed   this   house   that   that  ship  was  dismantled  and useless  at  the beginning of the campaign.  But  on the contrary, so reckless was the  hon. gentleman in-his assertions and  so   little   cafe   did   he   take   to 'have  ground for the criticism that he levelled  against  the   Government,   that  the fact is quite opposite.    At    the  opening of the war'the Rainbow was  in full commission.    In the spring of  1914, Canada had undertaken to send  a ship to the Behring Sea Patrol to  replace' the Algerine and the Shearwater  of  the  Imperial  Navy,  which  were detained on the Mexican coast  by the trouble arising in that country.      The Rainbow was  fitted    for  this  service,- and  was   prepared     to  leave  when  war  broke     out.      The  shi])  was immediately  placed at  the  disposal   of  the  Admiralty,  and  has  been at such  disposal    ever    since.  The complement of the Rainbow was  completed by the addition of a num-  . ber of Royal Naval-Canadian^ Vplun-  teer  Reserve  ratings  who  had   been  training at Esquimau, and tlie ship  put   to   sea   immediately   to   protect  the  Canadian  coasts.       A  report in  British  Columbia at the time which  caused   great   apprehension,   was   to  the effect that the German ship Leipzig and Nurnberg were off the American  coast.       The  Rainbow    went  south  to  meet  these  ships,  and,  by  so doing, enabled the little Imperial'  ships Shearwater and Algerine to regain Esquimalt in safety;  and    also  deterred the German vessels fron entering  the  Canadian  harbours  without at least a serious conflict.  The hon. gentleman also complains  of   inattention   on   the   part  of   this  government to requests from British  Columbia   for   the   formation  locally  of a branch of the Royal Naval Reserve.     In  this case he is mistaken.  '.������������������'.' During the year before the war the  question of the organization of naval  reserves was taken up by the 'Department of the Naval Service.     In  the  fall of 1913, authority was. given to  organize a company  in Victioria, B.  C,  in   a  preliminary  manner,     and  facilities  were  given  for  drilling in  the Esquimalt  dockyard,  the  direction  of  the  movement  being  undertaken   by the  naval  officers at  that  station.    During the winter of 19.13-  14,  a   scheme   for   organization   was  drawn   up,   which   was   put  into  effect   by   Order   in   Council.    In   the  arrangements    were  Admiralty to obtain  training  of  a  corps  to     be     distributed  ,....���������..D        country.       A   company was organized in Victoria and  another in Vancouver, and the    organization was being perfected when  spring of 1914  made With the  officers for the  of volunteers  throughout   the  war  broke     out.-     The    Admiralty  sf'ited that they were unable to,send  <;ut  the   officers   who   were   to   have  iMidertiiken the training of these bodies.     It   was,   therefore,   necessary  to  postpone the  projected  organization,  but   the  measures   which  were  authorized were utilized for the purpose of enlisting volunteers to serve  for   the   period   of  the  war   on   the  Niobe   nd   Rainbow,   to   man   patrol  vessels   and   to   take   part   in   other  defensive 'measures on the coasts of  Canada.    These  men  have  been'extremely useful  and  have done good  service���������-service  which has been recognized by the Imperial officers who  have been associated with those two  vessels since the outbreak of the war  While the  German vessels were patrolling  the,Pacific,  some   450 .men  were  enlisted   in  the    province     of  British   Columbia  and  were  divided  into   various   patrol   service^   along  the  coast.    After  Admiral  Sturdee's  victory  off  the  Falkland  Islands,' it  was no longer necessary to keep such  a,large number of the volunteers on  service, and all men wishing to join  overseas  forces  were J allowed ' to ' resign,   and   a  number   of, other, men  who wished to rejoin their families  were also allowed to leave the force.  A   number' of   these  volunteers   are  still serving on , the   .Rainbow,'    the  Shearwater and the submarines, and  employed on patrol and other duties  as .well.  ,Tho hon. member for Pictou seems  I to be under a misapprehension as to  I'the  requirements,  if not  the"functions, of the Royal naval brigade. At  the beginning of the war the Admiralty, called out the Royal naval .reserves,  composed of men engaged in  mercantile marine, but trained to a  certain   extent   in   the   Royal   Navy.  When   these  men  responded  to  the  call, the Admiralty found themselves  with a large.body of trained seamen  from  which  they  manned  the "ships  ready to put to sea, and,still had a  considerable number of    men    over!  The  naval  brigade,  thus ' organized)  while formed of reserve seamen,, was  partly officered by naval 'officers and  partly by' army officers.   '  The men  were trained to a military unit and  given the uniform of the.land forces  they   were   armed   and   equipped   in  exactly the same way as the infantry  regiments, and took their places in  the trenches alongside of; the latter.  The point of this is that    as    Canada was already sending land forces  in quite as large number as the Imperial   Government  could  handle, .it  made no  difference to that Government  whether .we  sent those  forces  under the name of naval brigade, as  the  hon.   mem,ber> for' Pictou     suggests we should have done, or' whether, we  enrolled  them ' as  infantry  and sent them over under the name,  as well as to perform the duties, of  land forces.    A feature of the early  part   of   this   debate' was   the   submarine warfare of the hon. member  for St. John city .(Mr. Pugsley)  who  when  taken   to  task  from  this  side  of  the' House,  excused  himself     on  the   ground   that  his  periscope  was  the press of Vancouver and Victoria.  1 am sorry the h'on gentleman is not  present,  because I would have liked  ! in  his  presence to    have    removed  | from him the last vestige of protection  or  excuse  for  having,  with  the  product of the peculiar state of mental exaltation in which he must have  been on his visit to the coast, given  ko inadequate and distorted a report  of what he learned from his perusal of the press of Victoria and Vancouver.. - Since   the   hon.   gentleman  spoke   in  this  House,   I   have  been  looking up the press of Victoria and  Vancouver to  which  he  had  access,  and which, he says he carefully perused/  I   find   that'that   press   contradicts him in every particular, that  there   is   no   manner', 'of   complaint  that he has alleged here and that is  dealt  with  by the evidence , as read J  by the Solicitor General, which' was  not adequately covered by the. press  of  Victoria   and  Vancouver  at  that  time;   and  that there are apt,'.facts  which,   to a  man,'with' any5 interest  in the subject, would not have been  disclosed by the perusal of that' evidence.    I   find  a  statement, by. the  hon.  gentleman,  for instance,    that  there was no explanation of the division  of  the  submarine  money  into  three   drafts.    On  the  contrary,  we  read in the newspapers an exact explanation,   first  by  the  manager  of  the   bank  as  to  the nature  and a-  mounts  of the drafts;   next by  Mr.  Paterson, the agent of the company  as to'why those divisions were made,  and as to what disposition was made  of each draft.    Further, I find that  the  receipts  from-.the recipients  of  those drafts, showing the purpose of  them, were produced before the com  mission,   and   are . oh  file  with   the  other-.'documents. *  I'find' the statement made by the  hon. member for. St. John the rei-tei/  ation' that', he 'was  justified  in  supposing;, that'i Captain, 'Logan   should  have! known' something    about  ' the  price1'of  the   submarines  by  reason  of   the, fact  that,   as  shown'   by   his  bill which f.or'ms part of the, record  presented to this House last session,  he was  engaged for  fifteen  days in  this' business.     On' readingltthe  Victoria press for my own information,  T find that that is most carefully and  thoroughly dealt, with, that Captain  Logan's  evidence  was'to  the  effect  that  his , first   connection  with     the  submarine business   was on  Sunday,  August 2, the declaration of war. being on the 4th, and that the greater  part of the fifteen days, for which he  has put in a bill to the government,  was  taken   up,   not   by  negotiations  for the sale of. those submarines, as  the remarks of the hon member for  ������(.., John  would  lead  this House  to  believe, but,  as plainly    stated     by  Captain   Logan   himself,   in   the   endeavor to secure torpedoes and other supplies for the craft after their  purchase and  delivery to Esquimau  dockyard.    So, Mr. Speaker, we havo  an addition .to our cause for amazement that an hon. gentleman should  have attempted to inform this House  as to the facts of an incident,  facts  which he said reflected .severely, not  only  upon  the  politicians  whom" he  connected with  the  transaction,   but  upon ,a most esteemed retired member   of"'the   judiciary  engaged   as  a  ���������Royal 'Commissioner, and    that     he  .should have presumed to cast reflections, with no warrant at all in fact,  'so  far  as his  own  statements as to  where . he 'procured . these   facts   ad-  ,mit  of  investigation   of  his  allegations'  to  this  House.  Then, again, Mr. Speaker, so far  as the participation of counsel for the  Liberal party in British Columbia is  concerned, I would like to add some  tliingto what has gone upon record,  something"which,' when I was perusing; the press of the coast for the  purposes, intended, 1. ,saw very fully  set' forth. I find that whenv Commissioner Davidson refused the counsel , for the Liberal party the right  to appear as such, on the ground  that one .party could not be represented without the "other, at the same  time he extended to him a most cordial invitation to attend1 at the sessions of the Commission,' and to give  Mr. Thompson','. the; official..counsel,  all the assistance in his power.  Mr.   MEIGHAN:   Did  the' counsel  for the Liberal party stay?  Mr. TAYLOR: No,-- I regret to  answer that the newspaper records  set forth that, counsel thereupon  left the meeting place of'the Commission. I find also that Sir Richard McBride, who.was present, personally urged on the Commissioner  that he h'ad no objection to the attendance of counsel representing the  Liberal praty. ln . fact, it was only  a sense of duty on the part of the  Commisisoner, his sense of what was  regular in the proceedings, and his  conviction that it would be irregular that he refuseed, even when requested by the accused, for Sir Richard McBride "was virtually in that  position, to. allow the-Liberal counsel to appear.  I find, in addition, that not    only  did the commissioner at the  outset  of the investigation  issue; the  most  comprehensive invitation    to    every  person concerned.to attend and give  evidence, but that this invitation was  emphasized at: the close by a, leading  editorial   in   thdi  Victoria   Colonist,  which   called  attention ,to   the   fact  that,   the   commisisori   having   been  sitting for  three  days and being a-  bout   to   adjourn,   no   persons ;from  Victoria had volunteered.to give evidence.    There had been a great deal  Aof rumour in Liberal political circles  in   Victoria,   that   the   local   Liberal  newspaper  had  been .the    vent    of  those rumours, and that the editorials in the newspaper indicated that,  the editor cf the paper believed he  had  warrant f,or .   the    insinuations  which had been printed.    The Colonist pointed out the advisability of any  person  having  any  information    of  that kind at his disposal attending  before the commissioner/or suggesting to him the names of sonic persons who should attend, To all these  invitations there wasLno response,! a  fact which  seems to me Mr. Speaker, can lead to no other conclusion  than  that  there, . was ;  never    any  ground for  the .insinuations of any  graft in connection with the purchase  of the submarines which, so'far as  British ' Columbia    was    concerned,  would   have     been  cheap   at, many  times the price paid for them, which  saved us treasure, if not lives,    and  which would not have,;been secured  but  for  the  outstanding   enterprise;  of the Government of''British Columbia.    I am .indebted;':.to.''my'���������'hon.'  friend the Solicitor General for the  suggestion that the commission not  yet having been dissolveed and the  commissioner  not  having  made  his  report, the invitation is open to any  person,  from  the hon.  member  for  St. John down, who knows anything,  or has any ground for suspicion, to  appear before the commissioner, state  the('grbund and. have it.;ihvestigated.  Before,rclosirig, 1 wish, to,refer, to  only'one ' other . incident of this debate. I..wish/to allufi'e to the . following remarks of tlie hon. member  ,for' r>;orth'Cape Breton -,"(Mr. ��������� Mc-  Kchzic),'to be found on page 321 of  Hansard*.  "1 need not telltyou, Sir-, what has  happended in British Columbia. You  know that the people there arc rising in their might to ���������'havo clean  government and clean administration  and to have back'again the condition  of things which we brought to them  ���������when we put the Conservatives out  of house and home before, and the  time will come when our old grand  chieftain will once more' give clean  government to the people of this  country, and when we shall all rally  around him and the old conditions  will prevail.'"  Mr. Speaker, for the province of  British Columbia, I .wish to say that  there is not the first atom of foundation for any of the insinuations  contained in that paragraph. I am  sorry that the hon. gentleman is not  present, after having made so foul  an accusation against the Government of my provinco and 1 regret  that he should not have remained  in the House until some representative from that province had'had an  opportunity of leasing him the source  .of his information, what detail he  ' had,' and if ho had ,any sense of. responsibility as a jntv.ubuor of this  Mouse when he has ho ground for so  base an insinuation as that-.whlch he  has  put  before  it.'*.  I am- proud -to  say. that graft .is', not indigenous, to  the  soil   or  'climate  of "British  Columbia, ,that*"political scandals are. an  exce'ptoin and that, in so -far as;th.e  Provincial., Goverhrhent is concerned,  during'tW twelve-.years" in., which,.it  has been.in .office, there .has been no  scandal   in   connection' with-it,  . or  the slightest insinuation  . that    one  cent of public money-has been diverted in the way of g'raft.   .1 am proud  to  say  also   that,  as  far as  my information   goes���������and   I   am   pretty  well informed as to Federal affairs in  British Columbia���������I know of no beginning even of 'graft in connection  with  the  Federal" Administration  in  that  province since  the  change ��������� of  Government.  To Fruit Growers���������Wow is  the opportunity to secure your  supply of envelopes for tlie season.    See prices elsewhere.  ���������������d  1 J. H. JONES':  15  **]  ������  H  5]'  Funeral Director    -1  rjjj  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies ; - fa  Phone Connection. Mission City; 1  hTMfMlMlHlBlaiwlalwlHlM^lHlHlBlWlKlwartJHl  A WASH  IS A JOY  when one's bath room is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental and  open work' plumbing. It's an artistic triumph. Have the bath room  a -joy. Let your , plumbing arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments of the art will  permit.   .We'll show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Sld������-     .  Nothing .-will---.  _      _ =add. more .to-;'  the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk :;  at home. .:  Your Photograph=  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B.  C.      :-:  See me now about that Insurance  o       ���������  o      ���������  it(^������9   JLLjIv^  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  I  ^mmmmm^mm Vf  4$  "^5  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  C  IMiiMAfetf^^^  PRINTING  ABILITY  To assure ' patrons .of... printing a ��������� thoroughly appropriate and artistic, product  requires both a theoretical and a practic-  al knowledger���������in other words a .mental  conception as well :as '& practical :one.  , Both:are- at.,your service.  BATES,*Tlio, Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The;Home of Good Printing'at' Suitable Prices'  ''" 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-r-the, worth-while kind.  BATES, Tlie Printer- JOB DEPARTMETN  The Home of Good Printirig-at^Suitable Trices  if-  W  i&m  . PltfNTIN.G, SERVICE ' .  The shop is equipped with every] modern  ' . device, .necessary, for ��������� the - execution ������������������; of  ��������� highrgrade-Printing; and. our.-working  facilities are so ..ample,:.that;-:^prompt  service, is.both a pleasure and a possibility... -  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The, Home of Good PrintingatySuitable Prices  PRINTING SATISFACTION     -'    *��������� ���������   ^ ���������  Years of practical'knowledge and'-an extensive and modern plant; equipment as-  '��������� s.ure patrons a> service ! that -cannot be  '    surpassed, if.A- telephone call* will place  *  the order. r/Our:-Number>isi520.  If busy .order by if phone.*        ���������  BATES, The; Printer-���������-JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good .Printing; at.Suita'ble Prices  PRINTING OF ORE AT VARIETY  ' We' are1 equipped'to;handle every kind  -and quality, of,Printings-Business, Fruit  Growers, Fruit Lists, Publications���������in  from one to four, colors. ' Satisfaction  guaranteed or,no- charge is made-for.the  work,- which can- be returned;  BATES, The Printer-���������JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  COMMERCIAL PRINTING  Such as Letterheads, Envelopes, Bill-  heads, Cards Circulars Statements and  ���������in fact anything in the way of Print-  ing__will receive -intelligent attention  and, a thorough highgrade- production  if left in our. care.  BATES, The Printer���������JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  POSTER PRINTING  We print.large and small Posters of all  kinds���������any color of paper or ink. Our  prices for this kind of work is cheaper  -than in the cities, and the quality of paper, and ink is just as good. No rent to  pay is part of the secret.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PUBLICATION PRINTING  We have unrivaled facilities for execu-  ing all kinds of Printing, as is attested  by the large amount of Printing we have  handled in the last seven years. Quality  of work unsurpassed, and delivery in.  time assured.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  s  r  Hub Square  Mission City  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER  ���������^^^^m^^v^^^^^^^^^^mm^^  mmmm^^^^s^^^m^^m^mmm^^M^Mm THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Mr.  week!  Elliott visited lis  E. A. Chapman  has enlisted  for overseas service.  -  Mrs.'F. Sulhcrby is the guest  of Miss Hunt,of Chilliwack.  Pte. Chas. "VVoolcr is spending a few days with his parent &  Mi-, and Mrs. Mains, brother  of Mr. Alex. Mains, returned  to their home on the Prairie on  Thursday even inc. '  Mr. and Mrs. "Ii. Binns are  happy over the arrival of a  young daughter who arrived on  Thursday of last week.  On Thursday, February 27,  the; W.' A. will hold a social evening in Masonic Hall. Games  refreshments, cards, dancing,  music and Collection.  '  Miss T. McGillivray of Huntingdon* is visiting in Rosedale.  Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Swift arc  ���������rejoicing over the arrival of a  young daughter.  Mr.'and Mrs. Weeaver on Friday evening were surprised by  a number of friends who came  to spend the evening with them  Mr. John Gillen went  to New Westminster to  on  Thursday morning*.  down  enlist  Mr. Alex. McCallum  visitor    to    Westminster  ���������Thursday of this week.  wa's  Mr. Ernest W. Bigelow, solicitor, will be in Abbotsford on  Wednsday,' in the office of Mr.  McCallum, opposite the Royal  Bank.  About forty Masons gathered  at the Masonic hall on Saturday last to spend a pleasant evening. -The first prize in whist  went to Mrs. MacGowan and  Mr. Morley and the consolation  to Mr. G. Blair. .  Mr. Ames Yoeman and family of Straiton are now residents of Huntingdon now.  The Ladies Aid gave a pleasant social evening at the home  of Mrs. McMenemy on Wednesday of this week.  Mr. Boyd left for Winnipeg  on Tuesday evening to see his  son Hilliard who has enlisteed  for overseas service.  Mrs. Campbell,of the,manse  is in Vancouver attending the  annual meeting of the Presbyterian Womens' Missionary Society.  The Roll of Honor of the enlisted men of Abbotsford was  unveiled and read on Sunday  evening last in' the Presbyterian church. Seven of the seventy-two have given their lives  in the cause of the Empire.  On account of weather conditions, the W. A. have postponed their home cooking sale  and afterhon tea until Monday  March 7th.  Mrs. Hutchison and daughter  who have been spending some  months with Mr. James Hutchison left on Tuesday evening for  Scotland going by way of St.  Pauls, Chicago and New Port  News.  Mr. Clarence McCallum who  was operated on for appendicitis last Friday in Sumas Private Hospital is reported doing  very well although he had a  slight relapse on Wednesday.  His many friends wish him a  speedy recovery.  with the regulation material for  the transport and surgical treat  mont of wounded. ������������������  The chief work of,the Portuguese Society has been the establishment, at   Lisbon,    of a  Nurses Training School ,witli a  hospital annex.    This hospital,  wliich bears the name "Casa de  Saude da Crux   Vermelha"   or  "Hospital of the Red Cross/'' is  situated in the suburbs of Lisbon,, near  the Zoological Garden, on the sloops of a hill from  wliich there is an immense and  splendid panorama.    It is surrounded by gardens with an area of over 300,000 square feet,  and has a capacity of 100 beds.  '   Through this and other ways  much has been done to put the  Red Cross work on a firm footing in the republic of Portugal"  There, as elsewhere, it is realized that a country which keeps  out of the world current of Red  Crss activity, is a country which  incurs an extreme national'discredit.  icBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Korseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all' Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  i.  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. O.  Robson Bros.  Poultry Tonic  ���������������������������and���������   r  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  Celebraiee   "Frances   Willard"  ;.  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   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  ^t'he district, and industries already established  -^  There   is  u nothing  handier for anyone who has to prepare a  hasty meal, or put up a lunch.   Our Bacon  and Ham is just the thing for an emergency.  and Coffee arnamong the best  o-iJLift ^^* A v^C sellers in our store. -  lt is simply because we sell only the best grades.  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,        -       -       .       .       _       ���������       g   c<  The W. C. T. U. of Abbotsford purpose celebrating "Frances Willard Day", February 17  by a social tea.and evening, entertainment. Tea will be served in (he S.;SchooJ room of the  Presbyterian church from four  till six o'clock. In the evening  a public, meeting will.be held  consisting of singing and recitations. It is hoped that the  male quartette will sing; also  Miss Duncan of Clayburn and  other's-.' Collection in aid of  World's Missionary Work.  More Money for Red Cross  The treasurer of the .Red,  Cross work is in receipt of. a  cheque of $5.00 . from Messrs  Spencer .& Hill this week. A  post card from Mr. B. Sutherland a prisoner-of war in Germany,, says he is in receipt of  a weekly parcel from the prisoner of war fund for which he  is  thankful.  How About Your  A FIRM IS  OFTEN JUDGED  by its stationery. why  have cheap printing  when when you can  get neat printing done  on good paper at this  office, almost as cheap  as plain paper. bring in  y;ur orders for  9  >els. etc.  Killed in a Mine.  ^mmm&immBsmss^^q^^-'  BUTCHER  Word has reached Abbotsfrd  that James W. Williams    was  killed in an explo sion at the Iron Mask Mine, near Kamloops  on Monday last.    Deceased was  a mining engineei and a resident of Abbostford for six years  He leaves a widow and several i  small children to mourn his loss!  who have the sympathy of the  community in  this   their hour  of bitter sorrow.  Activity of Portugese Red  Cross-  AS THIS PLANT IS THE ONLY UP-TO-DATE PLANT IN  THE DISTRICT ORDERS CAN  BE FILLED WHETHER BIG  OR SMALL, AND AT PRICES  AS REASONABLE AS IN   THE  CITIES JUST AS GOOD AS  WORK TOO. IF YOU HAVE  A LARGE  IT  CAN BE  DONE  AT THIS  OFFICE ON SHORT NOTICE.  HAVE THE FRASER VALLEY RECORD  TO YOUR FRIENDS.    $1.00 Per Year.  SENT  Pork, Mutton, Beef, Veal Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  ZmWm m������mm^ymmmm mimmmmii������a<^  ' miw,���������r���������tni'',BBaiB������'g'^^^  ABBOTSFORD, B.C  Strictly first-class in every respect.    The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50  TO   $2.00  PER   DAY  g A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  11 ���������"'""* ���������*������������������- *WMI ff  The doctrine of unprepared-  ness has few followers even in  the countries which are not actively engaged in hostilities.  Exceedingly cynical indeed  must be any country, which can  calmly contemplate the sufferings of millions of wounded  men, with no thought of organizing medical assistance.  The annual report    of    the  Portugese Red    Cross    shows  that Portugal is conscious of its  obligations    in    this    matter.  Since the outbreak of the war  the. Central Committee' of Lisbon has occupied itself especially with the formation of provincial branches.    The number   of  these is now twenty-five. Their  administration,  as in Canada,  is     completely     autonomous.  Each branch begins its labors  by the formation of a hospital  unit, composed of four doctors  6 trained nurses, 48 litter bearers, and in addition    provided  Printer and Publisher  MISSION CITY, B. C.  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-  MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B? C.  y^  W&


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