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 I  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Sta-r?  /  l .-! LZ,J>  \r  Vol. XVII., -No. 15.  abbotsfoud! b, c. Friday, Feb. 21, 1919  $1.00 per Year.  lb 4 WUIlMmill I f /i 111 HI" I ��������������� i 11". I \H Ui1 JinTVnramn ������ILI, H W ��������� IMIUIW*"* '���������' ���������*r-yMw*"wii ju^mxsuiirtrTrn*c=z?J!iErsvimn**iij������lL  &v  J*  ������  EW'JI  <(& ^  HAS tlies Reputation  for  giving  its customers the very  best: workmanship and a first-class service. We lead and  others follow. Thpse who have dealt with us claim that  our expert mechanic, Frank Brown, is the right man in  the right place.  We have added GASOLINE, TIRES and OILS to our  full line of Ford parts.  See the K. K. Auto Repair expert when you have any  car troubles.  FOR HIRE.  Seven passenger Cadillac  -One short.  15. C.  FiOiis  imiers1  Phono-  ;��������� Distance���������3d.  one long', one short  t j) m���������Residence JPhoiie  ff^^nrcTflTpywJlpl*aWTT^ywtT^ifJ'w''MrT,ffff*ow,IBwy^'ff*T*rttiiaar^^  Our London Leitei  It is sometime now since I wrote  yon anything like a letter. It has noc  not been for want of material, but  rathe because there has been so much  ..material 'that 1' hesitated to berr.n.  Sensation has followed sensation,  with the result that ere one week's  doings or one natch of reports ha;l  been chronicled, for digestion, another  arrived which quite put the potlid  on what had gene before. So much  has happened and in so short a time,  more is happening from day to day  and will continue to happen; again if  is very possible- that before this reach  es you the situation will be in quite a  -different street to what it is now. So  far as actual war news s conncerncd,  or rather news connected with the  position created by tha war, you probably know as much as we do. You  can sense the' direction 'of the current  tho' you may not be able to see quite  so many straws on its surface. We  are' told that the war is over. So far  as actual fighting between the forces  of the Entente and these of the Central Umpires is in question, that is so  Peace, however, is not yet in sight,  i\m\ there are plenty of factors in lh<-  outlook still which may, if not discretely handled, rouse the smouldering embers again to flame. The immediate cause of tho collapse of Germany is due t.o three things; (.1) the  effect of the naval blockade on the  general economic life of our enemies  (2) the very serious defeats inflicted  on Germany's allies and Germany  herself since July last; (3) the fact  that America had thrown her unlimited number of men into the struggle  and looked able and willing to find  any number of men to go on indefinitely till the inevitable decision w;is  readied. A lot has been written in  criticism of our blockade. In the  early days of the war it was not nearly so stringent as it might have been.  The politicians had too much, and the  seadogs too little, to do with it. The  ...question was a delicate one, because  America was not in vvli.li us then, and  in order to hit Germany very hard,  we should have had to hit American  trade very hard, too. When .tho evil  genius of the Kaiser committed the  .LuHitania crime, and not until then,  did America's eyes show signs of opening. But whatever crevices���������from  one cause or another���������tho blockade  armour confessed to, the fact, remains  it imposed upon the. people .of Germany a very great amount of hardship and harrassmeiit, and gradually  forced them into the position of  great economic dilliculfy and disadvantage. While not actually starving them out, it became a growing  nightmare from which they could  never break free. It produced at  length on the manses of their people  a physical condition which fended to.  kill discipline and goad to revolt. So  lone as victories���������real or imaginary   uere vouchsafed  by thr-ir censors, J  foiu;ht, and  well, against    flu.  lliej  effects  failed,  of the  and tho  blockade;   when  these  true military situation  was   borne   in   on   them���������well   they  "busle'd."    Volumes have been-written as    to    where���������militarily���������-Germany  lost    the    war.    The    Crown  Prince claimed that she lost it at the  first battle of the Marne. Later on it  was said that she lest it at "Verdun.  There are many who hold she losc.it  a: Gallipoli���������because there the flower of the Turkish army was destroyed, and if that had not happened our  .chance' of success in the East would  have   been   hopeless,  and   we  should  have been    compelled    to    evacuate  Egypt. Mespot. etc.    1    believe    the  two ends and middle    of    all    these  views   arc   mere   speculation.       The  Germans   would   have   won   the   war  over and over again but for one thing  ���������the  thing ' that  whipped  Napoleon  ���������the   bulldog    tenacity    of  British  blood.    They   had .Russia   beaten���������  they had France    beaten���������they    had  Italy beaten, at different times. They  never had tho British Empire beaten  at all.    They gave us a big shock at  i'ambrai in  March last,  but that was  because  the  politicians   had  insisted  on our taking over ground from the  French, which, in the opinion of our  generals wo had not got the men to  hold.They shoved us back, but it cost  them more than it cost us, and when  tho recoil came later on���������well, some  of the Germans hold that it was that  very push which was re sponsible for  (heir final finishing.     For many years  to come���������perhaps for ever, so far as  we   in   this   world   are   concerned���������  there will be the    two    schools    of  thought; the one holding the war was  won   in the  west;   the other  that  it.  was won in the East.    For myself, I  have always  believed war  would  be  von   in   the   West.    It   appeared   to  ine that the other theatres were more  side-shows, and that if wo concentrated   all   our   fighting   power   on   the  West, Germany would bo overwhelmed.    Russia   was   a   big   card   then.  Tho more fact that Germany tried to  open up all these "side-shows"    and  that with the object of dividing our  striking  force,   was  evidence   to   me  hat Germany feared concentration on  the West,  while  Russia  was still     a  bit? handful     (And' any    rising    in  Egypt, or Mespot, or Persia, etc., etc.  ���������E.  Africa    included-���������could     have  been easily snuffed out whenonce tho  chief criminal was    accounted    for).  That was my opinion, and I still hold  it.     But as  things turned  out,  with  Russia   out   of   it,   and   Turkey   and  Bulgaria, still    keeping    us   engaged,  there, is not much doubt but tliat Allen by's and   Maude's  campaigns  had  a very great bearing on tho collapso.  Their success came at the right time  The Greek episode done with, if Turkey  could   be  eliminated,     Bulgaria  would, have   to   follow;   if   not.   she  would have to fight against the Turks  (who would much rather have had a  go at her than at us.)     Austria was  known to bo in a bad way. With Turkey and  Bulgaria out of it,  Austria  was outflanked, and there could only  bo one result;  Autria would  have to  i>;ivo away, unless  Germany came to  her assistance. As Germany was fully  engaged elsewhere, Austria must give  way.     Which   meant   that   Germany  VALENTINE l'AJtTY  and  the  The Valentine whist drive  'dance given last-Friday under  a imp ices of the Woman's Auxiliary  of l lie-Anglican church was a grand  success, nineteen fables of whist  were played and many more were  present who did not play. Mrs. P.  W. Poole and Mrs. B. B. Smith wore  hostesses; Mrs. Arthur Taylor and  Mr. We'ir, Sni\, were tho winners of  tho. first prize. Mrs. Mathews and  Mi Longfellow received the consolation prizes. Among those present as  visitors were Mrs. Smith, niece of  Mrs. Dan Smith, Miss Laxton the  teacher's sister, Mrs. Jones, the tear  Cher from Peardonviile and Mr. Dunbar from Voncouver. The Tapp orchestra furnished most of the music  for the dance. Mrs. McGowan at  the piano and Mr. Longfellow with  the. cornet relieved the Tapps some.  Reneth   Griffith  is   back   with   his  grandmother,  Mrs.   Gazley.  could then be taken in the rear. That  is how it all panned out: Turkey  went; Bulgaria went; Austria went;  Germany could hold out no longer.  Beaten back badly everywhere in  France, her people verging on revolution owing to economic suffering, and  faced with the probability of a new  campaign from the back door, so to  speak, she had no alternative The  last straw was the Americans. Notwithstanding all the/'boom" in the  press, campaigners in France know  that they never had a really stiff one  London  ietter ' 2  assigned to them, and they had no  oporfunity of doing much. But they  were rapidly getting on the spot, and  the fact that they were, and in such  numbers, put the finishing touches  to the picture. And Germany chucked up the sponge.  Of the lighting in France from the  beginning of August on to tho end  you have probably read. In case you  have not I will send you I-Iaig's dispatch a3 printed in the Times Supplement. The French did some good,  work here and there; the Americans  had a show miles away, lighting  chiefly against divisions which had  been badly mauled in the earlier  pushes of the year and which hud  been sent to "a quiet sector" for rest  About 8 0 per cent, of the real business was done by the 4t!i and Uvd  armies, uirtlcr Rawlinson and Byr-g,  who worked out their own battle  schemes and plans, which were accepted and approved by Foch. These  armies consisted of representatives of  practically all the British Empire  forces, that is to Canadians, Australians, Now Zoalanders, Guard regiments, Scottish, Welsh, London and  English  County regiments. And  when once they got going they never  stopped. They were finally pulled  up by armstice being ignored. Up ta  the other end of the lino the 2nd and  19th corps of British troops, under  Plumer, made practically all tho running. The Belgians started it, but  after a few hours their bolt was shot,  afd all the pushing after the first  day was done by tho 2nd and FJr.h  Corps (2nd army). Harry, who wau  prcaont, described it thus: The Germans withdrew. The Belgians walked, after them. The Germans pulled  'up and showed fight. The Belgians  pulled up and orders were soul to  tho !!)Ui or 2nd corps. Tbd.r. men  arrived and cleared away the obstruction. Tho Germans retreated.  Britishers returned to their units.  Belgians walked after the German:;!  And this wont on for days. And tho  press "boomed" the' brave Belgians!  Harry says, the Belgians fought like  tigers the first day or so. They had  been well oiled. They really astonished tho Britishers who had never  known thorn to fight worth a cent before. "But after that, it was a walking match, Britishers being sent for  inimediately the Germans attempted  a. stand. I don't know what ilaig  says about it, but that's the truth.  Meanwhllo these two corps were push  ing the Germans on their front back  as well. Lille, Douai, Courtrai and  hundreds of other towns were recovery. And then also the armstice, and  they "pulled up short for a breather."  At tho finish the Germans were still  (Continued on Page Three)  IIORXK AVHSUB CROSSING  (From  the' Frascr Valley Reuord)  The president and acting secretary  of the Board of Trade,mot the Railway Oornmisisoners at ��������� Vancouver  last week to insist that arms 'and a  man be stationed at Home Avenue  Crossing.  President Lane had .considerable  daU on hand to show why this crossing should receive better attention  from tho the C.P.R. than if does;, and  thus   avoid   delays   and   accidents.  Tho question of crossing resolved  ���������itself down to one of priority at the  crossing���������whether the C. P. R. or  the roadway or trail were there first  A statement was sent to the Board of  Commissioners his week which ought  to satisfy the commissioners; and at  Victoria Premier Oliver gave personal  evidence that there was a trail from  the rivor across the present tract as  far back as 1877.  ��������� if the railway had been there first  it would have boon up to the provincial government to take caro of the  traffic across the tracks, but now that  it has been established that tho trail  or road was-there first'the C. P. R.  will be responsible.  liOAltn   OF   TRADE  The acting secretary has a vast a-  mounf of correspondence which he  had been attending to, which was  read and acted upon. If referred to  such matters as the Mosquito Bill,  the I-lorne Avenue crossing, the roads  and the dismissal of Constable C. G.  Barber "by'the provincial government.  The president and    secretary '"had  attended  the  sitting  of  the railway  j commission   in   Vancouver   the   pre-  jvious Friday and the president's re-  I port of what had been done, was accepted.    The   final   decision   will   be  given by the Board of Railway Commissioners  later.  After listening to the correspondence in regard to the dimissal of the  constable of Mission the Board was  amazed to see how or why thho command for removal had been given.  A protest was sent to tho government  but undoubtedly will have no effect.  A resolution of condolence was  sent to Mrs. 'Verchere. The late Mr.  Verchere had been an active member of the Board since.its first inception and had filled the position of  secretary for a number of years. The  Beard will miss his kindly advice and  service and it was fitting that at its  first meeting such a resolution should  be sent.  The election of officers was the  next on the pogramme and resulted  with the following officers being elected:  .President���������A. A. Lane.  Vice-President���������W. T. Knight.  Treasurer���������W.  H.  Mathewson.  Secretary���������H.  Beach.  The committees will be appointed  at the next meeting which should be  the second Monday in March.  Georg   Hart   was   home  last  ���������been  Mr. Willie McClugan arrived homo  on Friday evening last a great surprise to his parents as they did not  know he expected to have his discharge so soon.  Mr.  week.  Mr. and Mrs. Parton     have  visiting in Vancouver.  Mrs. Dan Smith is staying in Vancouver and Miss Margaret and Miss  Mable have gone to join hor, and  while down will attend the war exhibit.  The government dyking bill appears to please the farmers of Sumas  Prairie.  Miss Simlett is exepected back on  Monday to take her school an'd Miss  Henry has accepted a school at  Dewdney where she will be near her  home at Hatzic.  Mrs.   Salt and  Mrs.   Webster  will  entertain at the    whist    drive    next  : Friday   night,   the   last   until   after  Lent.  Mr. Bell has taken his wife and  family back to Eburne to their summer home.  An agricultural club is being organized at Huntingdon for the benc-  fh of the surrounding schools. Any  pupil may join for competition in  pigs and poultry.  Mr. P. it. Pecle has boon appointed  Collector of Customs at New Westminster and Mr. Gordon Smith is re-  lieveing here for the present.  WHITCHELO  Canada Food Board Licence.No. 8-19707  i?  iV/V; and Mrs. Bon Young- are rejoicing over their little daughter,  born on the J 4 th of February.  . Mrs. P. R. Edwards is spending a  couple of weeks with her parents.  Mr. and Mrs. Edwards;  .The Ladies Aid met at the homo of  Mrs. McKinnon on Wednesday after-'  noon. There was a large gathering'  It was missionary day and Mrs. Robertson gave an excellent report of  the convention that, was held in New  Westminster two weeks ago, of vhich  she was a delegate.  Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. McCabdo  were visitors  to Sumas  on Tuesday.  Mrs. Alex. Johnson of Vancouver  and formrly '. a respected resident  of Abbotsford, died on Friday, from  effects of flu. A number from Abbotsford attended the funeral on  Monday among those were: Mr. and  Mrs. Dan Smith, Mr. McGowan, Mrs.  Hannah Eraser, Mrs. Gazley, the  Misses Emma and Clarice Trethewey  and Bob Trethewey.  Mrs. Matt Nelson returned homo  on Tuesday after being in the hospital some time.  Tho address given in the Masonic:  flail .on Tuesday evening by E.' A.  Henry D. D., fom Vancouver under  tho auspices of the Presbyterian  church was excel lout and those who  did not. attend missed a treat that  cannot'bo had often in a small town  Evelyn  [\lcMcnemy,     Irvine     King  and Freda Nelson were successful in  passing the examination in grammar  of   music.'      All  received   very  high  '"marks.   " ��������� .   '. ���������  Mr. Steffiins is spending a few days  in Vancouver this week. -  ���������  Mrs. Nixon returned to Vancouver  on Sunday afternoon after a stay hero  with her parents.  l\'lr. nad Mrs. McMillan of Winnipeg are visiting with the McCrim-  mou's.  &S&  &sMi i  PAGE Kp.VR  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  THE ABBOTJSFQrRD POST  Published,Every Friday  J. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY;  FEBRUARY 21,  1919  rxr:  7���������t.i .rfKfciwmrj^������l?ffir.Tlt.iUl>-:i?;fc '���������* wrTt0ii:-;''rT:~V.r,rtr;*Ffa'ir������  The roadu of De'wdney-���������the Dewd-> burning faith in his" country, wen,  ney Trunk road���������are at tho' present llssota which the Dominion can 11.-  lime in a most deplorable condition. j;jf/ord to lose.    All who have follow-  It is time that (.something was planned  tot tho improvement of those roado  during tho coming season. ' If not  they will become impassable by next  winter. When Premivr Oliver wan  campaigning in Dowdney at tho last  election he mated that "too much  money had boon spent on tho roads  of Dewdnoy". He never docs thing:j  the same as tho old government and  in consequence there lias been a very  great dearth of money spent on the  roads of,Dowdney since. Is this a  punishment on the pooplo of this district-for having'elected an outsider  to represent thorn?  inl his career, which in many v/ays h.  perhaps the most remarkable of ti>"..  of any Canadian',1, will bo profoundly  touched' by the knowledt'.'<? he ha:.  1 eon summoned by death, lie ha1  ciod -in harness, as he would hew  wished, for his lifo was devoted to  bio country. What he has done to  j also its prestige and extend its ia:no  will bo borne ample testimony to by  i\'.i who have followed tho growth of  tho Dominion during tho last, quarter  of a century. ' He held office as  Prime Minister during fifteen years  of romarkablo development and thai  i Canada  should   have  prospered   and  ivti.im.' His national reputation da-  fed its'birth, from ,the election cam-  I.u^ii uf JSS7 'ilKr courageous caa-  eov which impirod his u iterance:;,  particularly those with , Which lie  .!.-u;l with th3 .Me Rebellion, caught  tiie popular imagination. Th-3 -ji:i-  p/c-jjion he then'created -.vas iiitou-.,  slt'ied during the campaign of 1891, B  fi. furo leadership'of the Liberal party J |  Luring tho succeeding five years it is IS  no exaggeration to say his oratory! 2  r.d iiis genuineness, coupled with-uu-;-j  \ ual ability and'air outstanding per- | y  ������������������ DcMity, ,took ilio country by storm ! N  ', id paved the way,.for his- return to  power in the election of 1.890. The  eicivity and energy which hacLmark-  RANG]  i[  his career  m  opposition  . w.ore  ..���������nslaiod into a new sphere and nev- jg  faltered.     At on'ce iio' hastened to : -  apple with the probijms that loom  It is often a temptation to call telephone numbers from  memory. , '     ���������  in'a-surprisiiigly great percentage, of, cases this results  in serious Josses'of time, the referring of calls to special  operators, and uiiexplainable annoyance to those called in  error. ���������    - . . '  There is no better insurance on. effective service than the  two following practices:-  v. as  up -in th'e country's politics.     Ho  instrumental in settling  largely  Premier   Oliver's   government   has j ,.rov,-a grcn.t ju  that period  m,  in  diverted  tho traffic oil'  the Dowdney  Trunk Road through the municipality  of   Maple   Ridge.    All   tho   through  ���������traffic goes by way of the Rlvor Road  but this same river road is not treated as a trunk road.    Only a portion  of it is kept up by tho government  while tho municipality is    asked    to  look after the balance of it from I-la-  ney oast to moot (.he government sign.  "End  of  Public  Works  Department"  This is a hard punishment    on     the  people of Maple Ridge ior having" elected an outsider to represent them  in Victoria, and they arc further told  that  they  are  expected   to  keep   up  this  portion  of   the  River road  and  that the government will not lend the  municipality, one red cent.    Is this a  square deal  to  the people of Maple  Ridge?  This also penalises ' the travelling  public for having a "farmer" at the  head of the government. Even the  lawyers did better than that.  Through Mission an agreement was  made with the old government, that,  if the municipality bought the land  to widen the road that the government would build the road. ��������� The  municipality bought some land and  the roa.d was widened; and when the  municipality had more money tlioy  bought the right of way to widen a  hit more of the road, but in tho meantime the government had changed,  and no pledges of this kind were kept  by the new government, and the consequence is that tho road is in the  most horrible condition through Sil-  verdalo district. Is this a just reward for tho peopio electing a "farmer" from Delta to represent them at  Victoria?  John Oliver might have been a  good farmor in the Dolta but there is  not another farmer in the whole of  tiio Eraser Valley who could do worse  if ho tried���������usually they know a  thing or two about roads. Tho exception iias the office now.  When the present government was  Olecfod to power Dowdney had one of  the finest road equipments of any' ot  the ridings of tho province. Our former members were proud of this o-  qulpmant. It cost good money and  consisted of implements that the men  workingqn the road3 built tho good  roads that hypLnotizod John Oliver  to go over them in his 'trusty Ford'  We would make a safe bet that If tho  roads of Dewdnoy in j 91G had noi  boon so good as thc-y 'were' at that  thro John Oliver and'his trusty liitlv.-  Ford would not have soon tho1 parliament buildings at" Victor-fa except  from tho outside. Do you think In-,  should trout us so meanly whon it  comes to road matters'.'  Tho good roads people want a whole  lot of money for roads in LAID���������it is  something about $f>;OCO,000 but our  premier does not think ho can givo  it.Mr. McGreer says if tho premier  won't give if they will go to the  country and put'In a government that  will give it, and he doer; not give a  hang if if is a government with a  grei.tly different sltfulo of politics, ifc. la a pooplo'rs man who is'  Imbued with tho Idea of what tho  pooplo want.  * Jt 1h  reported   that tho  Dominion  government would be willing to lend  the province of British Columbia five |  miilion  for  rondo at- 5 Y,<   per cent., j  but. tho government luin'no official information to this effect, says our pro-1  niier.    The postmans' striko has boon j  settled a long l.inio now and there are  Kovernrnent stonogniphory at tho parliament  building   that  aro  not  over  worked.    Threo minutes of the pro-  nili/i-'f)   timo  .and   threo  ceuts   would  soon bring the information desired.  If it is really true that our premier  "likes tho job and tho wagos" ho  oujvht to look'ahead a minute or two  at Icafit.  What wc want !n FJrftiah Columb!?  hvle'eK politics a.ul more real good  governmont.  measure vouchsafed to few men, a  tribute to tho intense national enthusiasm of Sir Wilfrid and the jeal-  (.���������;isy with which he guarded the  a,;oil name of the country. His vis-  Ion', foresight and statesmanlike con-  o.pfions of these policies which  'vould contribute ��������� to -development  \ ere always at (ho disposal of Canada, and during the time ho led the  government ai Ottawa ho had nghtly  e.irned the title of the greatest states  man of the Outer Empire.  Sir  Wilfrid Laurior  combined  Hie  v.Ie  of  dreamer  with   a  life  of   m-  wcaryhig aciiviiy and energy, ft was j  because of this unusual combination ;  he had the    satisfaction    of    seoing j  many or his dreams come tr.:o. Prove j  the outset of his career dean down in j  h;s mind lay the vision of an harmonious Canada inspired with the spirit  of unity, capable    of    accomplishing  g/eafc things. He realized there must  o.j a singleness of purpose shared by  the two groat races that inhabit tho  ci-untry.    His life's effort, was bent to  b ing this about. That he succeeded  perhaps not altogether, hut. to a remarkable degree, will always bo re-j  -i amberod as one of the outstanding.!  .. Manitoba School Question. Pro-  ���������eufial inula arrangements with  which  marked a not-  t.rcit  Britain,  v;h,  a bio   development   in   the   country's  ��������� i."'.:al policy showed his    ability    to  !��������� ���������^-���������sform a  popular conception into  P aclieal uso.  Always jealous on behalf of Canada's autonomy ho took every occasion to emphasize tho fact that the  '"���������j minion had become a nation wi(h-,���������r  je tho imperial domain. His visits J  i<- Britain came to bo looked forward  fc in (he Motherland as events of ouf-  I    FIRST���������invariably to consult the directory and    call   by  number,'slowly ,ono numeral at a time:  CECOIsD���������to evidence tho name consideration and politeness that is shown by the operator when difficulties arise/regardless of their origin.  BRITISH. COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  n&?7K^lJ&113E^J7tt2TeZXXC?JQiMr?BECtTmiVWSlSKK]tm3GRTtVBBVtUC  f -^-���������������' >^~.  v. anding interest,  ior  his oratory had  c ,>t;\'atod the people there. Me  b earns recognised, net only in  Cd Country,     but    throughout  r.  soon  tho  the  glish-spenkir.g  domain,   as  a  pcr-  ..���������ial  power  of   uausual  significance  , ;.h ideals which wore bound fogen-  v ���������t.o good  for tho human ra<v.   Feu ;  -t-doirion of modern Times, more so.  ..in  tho dead  leader of the Liberal',;  .rfy, fulfilled tho attribute of great ;  ,��������� is"as defined by ICitiorsun when he.j  ;.:d:  "It is easy in tho world to live j  the world's opinion;  it is easy  IV  liievemorits of his caroe:  To flie  honestly  and  31 i  i\ :ioni  ;;".3t, we believe that  steadfastly   ho   pursued   the   goal   i  h id set in view.     If many of his fellow  country had  occasion  t.o  dilLav-  with him in tho methods he employed  there wore none who could ever im-  n.igr. his motives as being unworthy  (";:' tho man and the cause he had 5:0 I  chisely at heart.       French and  Eng-1  !i di-spcakiug Canadians ov-e him    a |  d bt of gratitude and history will pay !  ff    his   memory  tho   tribute   that   he j  vj :hly earned by the efforts he made !  ���������,vth"such   praiseworthy persistency,!  i'   unify the people of the Dominion. ,  In   Canadian   history   of   the   pa-it;  !,--.-(-.Pt.y-flve  years  no  n.vme  occupies;  -1 more commanding place than thai;  iV the dead statesman. For him there j  '��������� is no royal read to political prefer- :  u.eiit.    Ho won his spurs by asaldu-l  oes v.-ork and attention to legislative i    i! ;iios, but was notably aided :'n the t :y  nt of pay}ng for them-,"���������Premier '  ssk by a rare intellect, by high ora - j Q..ver (o tne q00(i R0adn League at I  .cricai ability and by personal mag- | (,. , mceting in Victoria on Monday.   |  in solitude to live after our own; but  the great man is he who in the midst  of tho world -maintains with perfect  :-i-,eefness the independence of soli-  t; de."  Sir  Wilfrid's charm    of    manner,  c��������� itipled with such courageousucss o;'  p '..-"pose  as  ho  possessed  made  him  b. ih a diplomat and an administrator  l-.j  crown  all,  throughout the burly  !--;iy  of  politics  in  a  new. country  oud in the ime of its greatest making  h    led a blameless lifo. both privately and in politics, and in this respect  has   left  a  priceless  example.    Halt'  Canada,  and  sometimes  more    than  half, differed with him in'many of his  I. ''icies  and  viewpoints,  but all  the  t .minion, irrespective of    party    or  .-. :'o.   will  pay  tribute  today  to   his  niory.    A groat statesman, a true  ifleman, an ardent patriot and one  the people of two continents  1 lighted to honour hos gone to his  ���������1 ������������������(. His ideal throughout his career;  ;\ \s  duty  to  his  country,  and  that, [  v.'.pled with the memory of his name ,  v  1   what   ho   achieved   for   Canada, -  r,    l continue to bo an inspiration to  '. b  present and  succoeding  genera- '  ;-/iu of Canadians. j  'If you want good roads you must ;  ucate  public  opinion  up    to     the '  Welding  Shop  the  Tf   you    can't  coiTie to ������;s we  will   come   to  yen  ��������� iftliCii  n / ������������������  A full  line  of  Accessories  Always    on  Hand  Ot:r up-to-dato Machine  and Welding Plant gives us  advantage of making difficult repairs on therpromisos, saving you  tho expense and delay by sending  to town. Wo weld metals of all  kh'Js. Bring your broken machinery to us, we will save you  money.  Our stock of Ford parts and ac-  cacsoi'ics is large.    We 'also    soil ���������  Chrv" olet and Gray Dort gaskets,  Fan 73c'its, etc.  . When your car goes wrong.  Don't walk. ' Ring up Mission  Cava ������3.  FREE AIR AT ALL T.ttlES  *5?     ';������  Eavsjla.'^i'?  V/Aadcbank Bile,      Mislon City       r:  GB^5 -  mat  for  Famous  Jlichcliu  T.ii*e  SHlii  J1!;.  J? J  :S������'  ������������������Iff'  n^s  n**.**.S+ f*r'  ^,/m*.^\r% r+.p*. ^., .  s  .. -J  Dentist  !il  .(Oft  TJ-.JC'IIIV.'^   Q,'"/><->*-    VI'  (Ovji-  C.t'.li.  Tick.   &  T-.l.   Oni.jos)  VAA'CO-UVEit        - .      :j.c.  31 fit always well lo wviti- or jihoiie  Xor  ���������ippoiulr.ii.'iili)  I"!  J'  !i  i  f  t  cik- -  ..V jt.  ;~-t"iu:i .,',0; Ifo :An nnsm s;;7i7fl.-JsrawSa'jW  B  JONE  uneral Director  ���������>3  i  fr  AGEXT   I-'OIt   ILEADGTONES  f'ho-ie Connection. Misciow City I  WX- 3i:   ������-vK  annr.*rcTn[irnniimi,3:.i.,.������.w1  , Usi  my, HuihinxGS mh>: cicowdhi*  Crowded  into  one  of  the  large,-:t  buildings in tho city Cnada's Great  war exhibit fh,o most, romarkablo col-  befion of win" trophies and relics that  I; is boon assembled since tho war, is  now in full swing at Vancouver. It is  Indians in many a hard-fought battle  J aid  at  such  terrible    sacrilces    tell  'more than the    spoken    or    written  word can of the heroism of the Canadians  and  the odds against, which  they fought so gallantly.  The hundreds of photographs  shown, many of .them lifosizo, are of  p"('.Hilar interest  to   British  Columb-  No Lice how the cost  Canada is greatly the poorer by the >  passing of &h' Wilfrid Laurior,wnono '  rlpa  intellect,  directing genius,  and 1  ���������and the  cash value���������of the stamp advances each month until, on the  1st day of January, 1S24, fchr   \  Dominion of Can ad & Is pledged   (  '"'"^IZEOF-  I- 'fn������ shown   uudor  tlie auspices of  .0 Dominion Government and after j inns in that many well-known oflicora  it loaves British .Columbia will be j and men of British Columbia rcgi-  t?.keii to Ottawa there to  be broken   n:cnts  have  been  "snapped"  in  tho  V  a  0  to pay $5.00 for each W-S.S,  \  -^ttCl^'i.-C'MfC^  up for distrubiition to all parts of tho  )oniinion.  Thousands of persons aro attending  lie show daily, including many from  all parts of tho province.    All agree  1 that the display measure:;? .up l.n ������::-  ! puciations.     ft has as much'interest  I lor children as adults and Vancouver  j l\a? arranged that every school, child  ' 1:1 fitt city may nee it.    Nana.!mo is  ii  toretod and  is running t>vo special  t-.:cursloiis so that all vho wish may  l'-.:tvo tho opporturjity. of attending.  Tho five carloads of murderous device which wore'captured by the Can-  h?at of action on the battlelolds,  The entire display gives a very vivid impression of what warfare on  I ho Western Front was and what the  men from Canada accomplished. The  jrhibit will be open until March I,  inclusive.  A  ,POET COQUITLAM  Mr. F. W. Oigclow is at Victoria in  collection with the amendment to tho  city charter act agreed upon between  the" municipality of Coquitlam and tho  city council.  \'<  /  {    m  \  IM  ,M  " 'e  1/4  SET \M  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  m jcEiryrwjRtw'  u**Lia23S35&sOTaaraaczEaac  PACF THRKE  ���������������������������������*"���������������������������* Ar^f>eT  Per THOUSAND, Printed with your  Name  and Address on them  a-  These Envelopes are a Bargain at the  Bove figure, considering ordinary market  prices. Tlie shipment has just been received from the East, and we may not be able to  d uplicate it.   Had we purch ased them from  Vancouver wholesalers we could,. not have  sold them for less than $5.50 per thousand.  We are ordering some paper for Letter  Heads and will be able to give you some bigger bargains in Letter Heads than you have  had since.the war began. Hold your orders  for this shipment of paper, or better still let  us have the order now and be first on the  list.   It will pay you.  man's meat is another man's poison.  i "The  war- is 'over���������Jerry's  beaten���������  'riot's us all go homo" is the view of  the 'majority of tho soldiers.       They  ��������� arc. coming homo now all at tho rate  j of -100 0 0 or more a day, yet the air  lis full of grumbling. The truth is that  j grievance must arise in some cases,  f whatever plan is adopted.    There is  I no use going o:i .turning out inunlt-  j ions of war at high, prices, which will  never be wasted and it takes a'longtime to transform    munitions    plant  and  machinery into industrial.       So  some of the "niunifibneers" have had  to lie discharged.     Although raw materials are scarce, there are still many  {"jobs" going.     Result:   Munitionecrt;  i hitherto working in  the majority of  cases safe jobs, at very high  wages,,  ! aro free to snap up whatsis offering  j'before the real man who has fought  I for it can get a look 'in.     As a largo  'proportion of these gentry only went,  into munitions to sa\ e their skins, the  'situation created by    these    circuin-  'stances affronts one's sense of justice  Yet wo cannot beep millions of men  ���������doing nothing, and wo cannot disband  all flic army���������or even tho major part  of it, oven if transport would allow���������  while the oufiook in Russia and Gor-  ' many remains what it    is.       Again,  .there are employers  who want their  own 'men  bade as "soon  as  (hey  can  got   tliem���������^meu   to   whom   in   many  cases  they  have     made     allowances  ��������� while away.     And  if may cbe for all  sorts of reasons  the men  cannot, lie  released. Then -employers have made  promise, to  keep  jobs open  in numbers of cases, and now, raw matcriar  being scarce, or other things not be-  don'f know :'' you have heard of thii  order,  hut it amounted to this.  "All  risks must now be taken.     Once tht  oncniy is on the run he must be kept  i on the run.    Battalions or companies  : or platoons, or batteries are to keep  ; moving for\, .ud  wherever then can,  j not waiting for supports to come up,  j .even at the r.sk of being surrounded.  ! So' long  as  the  enemy' can   be  kept  ! moving back, all -risks  are pcrm'lss-  'ible."  I     There were "sacrifice guns",  "sa-  | orifice  companies",  etc.,  etc..  whose  duty it,was to go right in and keep  i the   Huns  retreating.     Charlie's gun  London letter -1  .was a  "sacrifice  gun"  and  was  frequently   rushed   up  arid ��������� commenced  firing   (over open  sights)     200     lb.  shells  at one end of a  little  village  of perhaps a dozen houses before.the  Uosche had loft t.iic other end.    They  literally blasted a way through them.  The  gun   weighs  about  J.-l   tons  the  "caterpillar"   and   whole   outfit  and  gun complete is some 2o or 2G tons.  And this lot was frequently within a  i few yards of    the   'German    forces.  'Charlie says the forces in front   ���������  o"  them never counter-attacked once. If  they   had  he  would  have  been done  for    Because the men were pledged  to stand by the gun whatever happened, and so tho whole lot. would have  been killed. They had made lip their  minds   not  to  bo  captured  and  you  cannot run away  with   2 5 tons.     He  supported the Australians and Canadians at Villers Bretonreauc; was one'  of the first big guns'into St. Quentin:  went right  through  the Hindenburg  line between there and Cambrai and  ing equal, they.are not yet ready to   worked   through   the  whole  push   to  7?  A. BA!  MISSION  CITY  PRINTER.  B.C.  Our London Letter  (Continued  From Page One)  a large force, an immense force: but  they were more or less in a state of  demoralization   and   has   brought' a-  l.'cut by two prime factor���������ine suj trior  fighting  qualities  of   the  British  armies, and the situation in tho .Fatherland.    The armstice alone saved  them from an overwhelming military  ciisastn".    Ihey saw it coming    and  "ducked in  time". They  will always  rank as a good military nation, the  greatest this world has yet sson but  1 have always thought and think still  ���������that the actual fighting qualifies of  their material were much overrated.  They accomplished    many    military  l'oais, but never unless Ihey wor.j in  groat superiority of men and material.     Gorman officers of    hi#h    rank  have said  that the finest fighter-* in  tho war was the British Tommy. For  shser dogged scrapping qua'lifies',nono  could   hold  a   candle  to   tho   British  men.     Tho    Guards    regiments,    tho  Colonials, the Scottish and the County regiments simply astonished them.  That is very nice of them, but I seem  to remember that whenever they met  them on equal or anything like equal  terms, the Serbians    thrashed    them  just as well.     And so did others.   It  wasalways the numerical superiority  of I lie Huns in men and artillery that  enabled them to got where they wanted to get-���������not the individual fighting  qu all tie's, of the ranks.    They fought  and planned all  their fights in'thee  mass.    And when that mass had been  ko reduced by attrition to agggrcgato  less than the numbers and material  ranged against thorn, I.hoy soon wont  down.    They  ware  bound  to.    .Tho  British forces are trained on the Individual plan���������tho   Germans    never.  Their organization was very fine'yet'  it should be remembered in this connection   that   they   were   fighting  on  inner lines, with vastly superior railways and strategical transport facilities, -.which: enabled   them   to  convey  numbers  of   men   and   quantities  of  material to tho exact spots they wore  wanted   in   much   shorter   time  than  anything'their opponents    possessed.  Considering' their complete- preparations, and  tho preparedness of thoir  enemy,  they ought-to  have romped  hems  easy   winners.    That they (lid  not is eloquent tosflmdny of tho value  of the "personal  equation" and  tho  inherent power possessed by a righteous cause.    Tho war dogs now beiri"  chained up,  house in order.    The war took over  four   years.    The  peace   may   easily  give rise to questions which' will not  be settled  in   forty.     We  can     only-  hope���������and work���������for the best.    The  job is an immanse one.    Nobody will  gel. exactly  what  they  want.  There  will have to bo give and take,    and  probably   those   who   have  dono   the  least will try to have the biggest say.  I don't fe el very much interested in  the territorial question.      For many  years England has been overrun    by  the scum  of Europe.    "Political  refugees''  they wore called.  Here and  there was a genuine case.    The majority were ordinary individuals who  ran away to escape conscription,    or  came over to this    country    because  ; they thought it offered a better field  than their own to make money.      If  I thought  for one "moment that the  securing of Poland to the Poles, or  Russia to the Russians, would spsll  tho evacuation of London by the generally lousy gentlemen who call them  selves  by  these  names,  I   might  be  very  much interested.    But I don't.  On   tho  contrary,  if   tho  shaking-up  properties of the war result in rousing this country out of her lethargy,  thereby improving conditions of lifo  here, I can see a bigger immigration  than over.     If the peace terms give  to all of them their desires territorially���������tho' how it is to bo dene beats  mo���������there   v.'Ill   still   bo  unrest  and  irievanciis.    1 really believe that    a  lot of the Balkan peoples arc better  out and away from his own country.  That part of the peace conference activities which will interest me is thoir  punishment of (.he criminals and their  securing of reparation for tho crime,  if these two flings aro done properly  tlion"! lie world will have soon tho last  of  wars of  this  description.-If if is  not done properly, then wo shall have  it all  ovor agaLi     later    on.       Out  I hero in. Franco���������and elsewhere-���������lie  the bones of many a loved one whose  lives  will'live in our memories and  affections while our lives remain. II'  we finish  this job up properly they  'wili not have died in    vain.       If    we  don't, then God help usIFor wo are  unworthy their sacrifice.    When    we  have  made  it quite clear  that  wars  don't pay���������wars will end.  Just now tho principal topic is the  demobilization. A scheme���������or rather two or throe schemes���������aro in operation, with tho inevitable result���������  dissatisfaction. There aro so many  interests involved that if would be  quite impossible to device a univer-  ''receive their men-back.       The men  ' tli em selves are  "fed  up",  and  Avant  to get back, and'are nt in'the humour  to wait.    Nearly-every woman wants  to get her man back, and has a grievance -because the impossible doesn't  happen/   -Another"   trouble    is    the  housing question.    Out    in    Mission  the people would laugh at the trouble  and  build  shacks!.   One  can't build  shacks in Fleet Street.     For practically six years there has been no building.    During   all   that   time   people  have been getting married���������the number, of  war  weddings   is   enormous.  Nearly all single .young women were  working at good wages, and as allowances could be claimed    by    getting  married, advantage was taken to "fur  nish at government, expense." Tommy  came   home  on   leave,   got   married  and went back to his unit, girl kept  at work and the "allowance" was put  by to furnish .on,..  Now that the men  are returning, there are no dwellings  available to house them. Various academical    "discussions"  on'     housing  ������schemes  have  been  indulged  in  but  the  a :thorities  are   not  yet  on   the  move.    The evil is growing rapidly,  and if something is not done to provide dwellings whore they are required,   the   government   will   commit   a  groat blunder. The food question long  since ceased to worry. We have been  rationed and some inconvenience has  accrued, but no real hardship.      The  worst phase in that matter has been  the very high prices and the abominable profiteering.    ' The government  has always winked at tho latter; they  were to a certain' extent reaping the  benefit   through   the   Excess   Profits  Tax.    Their view was that the war  must be paid for:���������and- the said  tax  helped to pay it.    Why it should bs  paid for more by one class than another I could never quite fathom. But  that is the effect of profiteering. The  rich  man��������� generally a government  contractor or a Jew���������and the "muni-  tioneers" or ridiculously high wages,  did   not   suffer;' the   skilled   artisan  a:id the man of professional avocation  (the men  of small  but regular, salary) did���������and suffered badly.    Take  my case: My salary rose about Z'i per  cent.     Cost of*"living  rose  over  100  per cent.     In consequence I  have to  report  my  bank, account  reduced   to  4 of them wero  blown up ruring the struggle, and the  other  two   (of  which   Charlie's   was  ono) had the rifling and the barrel?,  .worn out so as to be quite iisloss at  flic finish.  They could not go up  to  Cologne  on     this  account   with   thc-  rest of the 4th army; but had to remain at the rear till a new lot of guns  wero  forthcoming.     Then  they  proceeded  towards    Cologne,    and had-  reacliod  Namur  when  C.'s  ticket  to  bring  him  back  to  civil     life  again  readied him. When  the  Hinderburg  ''tunnel" was taken by a battalion or  so of men swimming across tho canai  Charlie's guns were in front on our  side of canal covering tho operation  He returns     in    "practically   perfect  condition  (so far as we can see). He  has just had a letter'from Harry informing     him   of   the   arrival   of   a  trench cap, sent by yourself. Not being aware     of  his     demobolization.  Harry had sent'the cap on to the battery,- together with  his  letter.     The  letter had been readressed and reached Charlie at home. We are expecting the trench cap will follow. We are  o\' coprse very glad to get him back  safe and sound.   We are concerned,  however lest the result of much exposure shows Itself later on. He says  very  little,   beyond   expressing   surprise that he has    got out of it all  alive, He has been in many a  tight  place, and frequently never expected  to  seo another day.  He  can  hardly  yet roalize that it is all over���������at all  events   for  him.     Harry's     work  at  PI timer's H.  Q.  has  been very hard  ali tlio past yoar, but beyond' being  at times' under long distance fire, and  under the innumerable air raids, and  often rather too near.the exploding  bombs to be pleasant, he has not of  late had  the  dangerous  experience*'  of his elder brother. He does not seem  to   be  in   any  very   great  hurry   to  leave the army.    He has a decently  good job, with fairly good pay, and  as  it'will probably  be  necessary to  have someone In  his position  for a  considerable time yet, he may elect  to stay'.     He is bossing a lot of salvage operations around  Steonvoordc  north Franco, at the.moment, and 1  should also mention that Charlie was  SHI JOHX  WfLLfSOX  A Pioneer Xevrspapei' Man ���������  thing of him.' But he was remaining  in this country so far as I know for  a few weeks more, and as the armstice has since boon signed, he-may  oven have gone back to your s.'.le of  the Atlantic. 1 met also, in the High"  Street of ibis town one of the 20th  Batt: (Vancouver). I invited him to  a cigar with me at home/and ha fold  Mons, finishing up close to there just   JI16 aomo thJngB    regarding    Charley  bcloret he armstice.       Pne , battery   SLokus and PhiI Cathcrwood. I  consisted of G guns,  think  Charley was Quartermaster-Sergt  and Phil was also a man of some honourable rank. They were both friencs  of his, and he promised when he returned (he Avas on leave) to rem either hie to thorn and to assure thorn  of my willingness to help them in any  way in my power should they be  visiting London. I cannot recall his  name, but he came from Westminster  B. C. He only know Mission as a  station he passed through.  HliOUXATLiVG  TIIR  H.  O. OF  L  The oilier morning a picture show  magnate   not   more   than   four   Miles  from  the, weekly dispensary of.public information  was busily engrossed  reading the editorials in a Vancouver  paper when he suddenly looked and  with an unctuous.smile that wreathed his'genial countenance ejaculated:  "Oh shucks, that's nothing" -    When  asked why the sudden exclamation of  contempt, he replied,  "Why this paper is eulogizing ono of our M. P.'s  stating that he always "brings home  the bacon".     "Believe me, old top. its  duck soup for any guy to bring home  the bacon, but take man's most'faithful animal, the dog, whose well known  sticktoitiveness    through    adversity,  ���������the H. C. of L. and other things, has  been  lauded  to  the skies    by     well  knoAvn judges, writers    and    hoboes  from continent to continent. (Thanks  old chap, 1 Avill smoke this after luncheon).    As I was saying how many  dogs are there that can differentiate  between bacon  and    common    bv.e?  stew, especially with' the H. C. .of L.  still in the .ascendent.    I claim, very  fc-Av.    Now I don't want to be egotistical, but I'll state right hero that I  have  a  dog  that  is  accredited  with  doing   this     same     little     thing���������"  bringing home the bacon���������but really,  old  top, I have  not seen the  bacon  as yet.    Still I have been besieged by  "my friends  for the loan  of the dog  for a few days."  HAVK  YOU   F1EK.V  Gil MAT  TO THK  WAR  JRXHIlilT?  zero.      And  1 consider myself jolly  f.elecLed rrom a commission about the  ol  III p.  '! see  oei  C  !!(}'���������'  are  I'X'I.  it remains    to   sot   the yally aaJisiactory plan.    What is one  lucky to got through as I have. Make  no mistake. I have no wish to complain. I have only one bitterness in  my heart���������and that no question  money      can      remove. At  same time I have oyos, and can  around me evidences which com.--  me to say that the action of the  govcrnmenf. concerning profitoe/ing  has I ijon wicked. ,  karlie as 1 have told you /s homo.  i;a������ had wo'.uieiful 'i\k. Thoro  IS left of {he original battery of  He had .18 month:-- as a motor  dispatch rider, "Ask- any returned  Canadian what he thinks of motor  dispatch riding, and be will idvo y'.ui  an-idea of the work; The j.a'U M  months, ho was No. 1 on nn -f< inch  how,;tzor-gun. In the Passchendalo  fighting at the end of-10.17 the battery took a big; part. Late,4 on, in  (ho German push of. April l!)tS, if  was again assigned an import/uit position, and did very well. Then it  was transformed to the 4tb army for  service with the troops concerned in  what was to be tho great .wind. up. It  wont to the roar for a rngjith or so.  to practice a new kind of business altogether. At the end of July if took  up the running again, assisting tho  Fronclrand then, on August 8, came  the new general order from Haig.  I  middlo of October, but'as they wanr-  ed him to "take on." for a long time  and  lie- was anxious  to clear out a."  soon ns the war was over, he ''let  it  .slide",     If ho had accepted the offer  I tho family would have had a record  ! to be proud of in the great war.    It  | would   have   read   fhus:"Four   sons,  ,' all 'volunteered, all joined the ranks.  ! all gained commissions,"    As if was  ���������only three took      t ho. commissionos.  'We'll, well, I  have still  much to bo  i proud of���������and   thankful  for.   Union'..  ' Is O. 0. a camp in the desert, evidently guarding communication and  for-  I wording transport. Ilo has a number  of  Indian  troops under him. as well  Lancashire ���������men.    Ho seems    to  as  get on  he  cln  well with the former, to whom  iclcs "some crumbs  of  Hindu  stani" he has learnt. And he is certainly a favorite with the latter, been use lie is a good sport, and runs  plenty of musical evenings and other  entertainments for their benefit. I  rather expect he will come home before long.  Jack Tunbridge called here one  Saturday night. I had much pleasure in entertaining him but he only  stayed till the next morning when he  had to return to camp before noon.  I gave him a cordial invitation to return again, and may still see sonie-  To those who have soon the great  War Fxhibit now being shown at Van  couvcr under the auspices of the Dominion Government, such expressions  of returned men as "minenwerfer"  "sausages" "rum jars" and "whiz  bangs'' and other odd phrases now  mean something. In th-j life c( every one of the . pr.r.sent generation.  These and G*h.,-r words d'-scriptiveof  the. iniirderouH implements of war of  (lie Huns will alway be used and if  (ho exhibition has dono nothing ols^  'I/has fiilwd :> long-felt -want, in illnri-  ; rat ing in a practical way Ih  :ng of si range words from  'aiico of I ho soldier.  As for (lie hundreds of  rrrnphr; of bat Gefiold scene? they form  in excellent supplement to all one  iinr. over read or been'told about (he  ���������'Urhting in France, especially of Ui<?  Batlle of Vimy Ridge, where the Canadian troops gained such a glorious  victory at such a terrific sacrifice.  The  exhibition  closes  March   1.  e? mean-  he par-  ,.'photo-  Nelson is tho sweetest town in. P..  C. The jam factory in that pl.?.e?  put up 4 00,000 pounds of jam this  last year and now the company is  planning for improvements to ths  plant that will cost S1S.000.~Ex.  Mission City is another "sweet  town"; it is the home or the best jam  in Canada.  .,  ������������&& M  ���������      '    PAGiJ  SIX  ' n,.ml.������.^iin.ua������WBIIiniMMW������������W'^^  THE  ABBOTSFOPD  POST,   ABBOTSFORD.  B.   C.  m^���������.������������.->^������*-i>Mrrt^.^;  r.iirmmrnroimftWi.wMT?1���������111' I|M" r������k^mi  ���������   i,.rs. McCabe of Skyhomish is vis-  ifin.:   her  sister   Mrs.   Thomas.  I ( an-Abbotsl'ord, of course it can,  ! {ft up a quintette of young fellows  i about nineteen or twenty who would  \\,o '".b!o to carry o" the honors in  ' iwiV'iOl Ball. Milner, Mafsqui and :*  Mis .ion appear to be getting awiully    }_  ! it  Farmers       t,  [���������bone  11)09  V\ > '-' ;;'  Abbotso rd,.B.C.  License No. !M2'J23  ^^-.ag^JiJ*^.^ ���������-���������%-"-  ' ���������,.,.- ���������. .������������������ v-������- -."  *T*  ^L^^V^ta-^  "iff     r.FA^P^l^Q  it.  excited over Basket Ball.  "notice  ������.^������������n^m~.������������.������i. wiwregnraMS. JlHlll.'.UKCaPnggaMBaaMilMi.'M r.g.gWJ  uruBBiwmwwtmma  BsanoBacoDSBBni  Ridgedale Notes  Ridgedalo has recently welcomed  homo Flight Lt. Harold Aish, Pie.  Andrew Wells, L.-C. Arthur Townell  and- Cadets Claude Farr, M. M., and  Ernest Hallding  Avere wounded by the same shell and  the former, regardless of his own  pain carried his pall from the hold.  Before going overseas Farr won the  T) C military championship for running' and shortly after he reached  England was presented with a medal  by King  George���������second  prize in  a  ���������"���������-.'A -in mile race.  Lt. Frank Machell, M. C, M. M.,  va; the officer chosen from the 29th  to carry the Colors across tho Rhine  and   into  Germany.  _  :The Saturday Evening Post" ^ for  Farr'and Hallding   ler" .than  five cents a copy,   $2.o0   a  y.v.r. "Th*,Country Gentleman" for  if5i': than four cents a copy. $1.7 5 a  vti.-.r. including^'li.ostase. A. R. Dorais  \.V.l Broadway West, Vancouver, B.C.  Mr. W. J. Creighton of Now Westminster was a visitor io Mission City  today.    Ho is looking well.  In  i he Mutter of the Estate of John  TiJcKwen, Deceased.  .;-OTICE IS HEREBY given that  all persons having any claim or demand against the estate of the above  nar, eel deceased, late of Abbotsrord,'  in 'he Province of British Columbia,  wlrs died on the Oth day,of November  IJ11S, are required to send in particulars' of their claims, properly verified.- to James Adam McGoAvan and  John Franklin Boyd, executors of the  will of said deceased, addressed to  (he said James Adam McGowan, at  Abbofsford, B. C, on or before the  2011' dav of March, 1919, after which  dii'.-.i the aid executors will proceed  (o .'.istributo and deal with the estate.  ha\!ng regard only to such claims as  Kii.-.i have been received on the said  date.  Dated   this   3Oth   day. of   January,  19 19.  HARRIS,   BULL  &   MASON,  Solicitors for the Executors  C7-m22.  f  ^HIS is an important hour for Canada. The  nation is entering on a new era. It is passing  from war to peace. Let us start this new era right.  There are thousands of soldiers returning from overseas. The Government is. doing all in its power to  get these men back to civil life.  It is giving a War Service Gratuity���������more than  any other riatirn���������to keep the soldier going till he  gets a job.  It gives him a pension���������where his usefulness is  impaired ,by his service.  It teaches a man a new trade when his service;  unfits him for his former trade.  It gives hi;n free medical treatment when illness recurs, and supplies free artificial limbs and  surgical appliances.  It is bringing back to Canada at the public  expense the soldiers'' dependents now overseas.  But the Govern lient, however willing, cannyt provide  the personal touch needed in  this work of repatriation.  That must be given by the  people themselves.  The men who went from  these parts to fhgh'.; in .Flanders deserve a, re.-:-l we Iconic  home���������the best v:.~>. can give.  In most towns committees  of citizens have al-roady been  organized to meet the soldiers  and their dependents at the  station, to provide hot meals,  supply, automobiles, afford  temporary accommoclation  when necessary.  In addition, many other  towns are organizing social  gatherings to give public welcome to returned men after  they    have   been    home   a  few    days.  After he has ��������� rested, the  soldier must be orovided with  j.  an opportunity for employment. In tovviis of 10,000  population, Public Employ-  men t'Ofuces have been established to help soldiers, as well  as war-workers, secure good  jobs quickly. Where these  exist, citizens should co-operate. Where they do not exist,  the citizens themselves should  help put the soldier in touch  with employment.  *      *     *  The fighting job is done. It  has cost many a heart-burning. But it has been well  done. The least we can do  is to show our appreciation  in no uncertain manner.  Don't let the welcome die  away with, the cheers.  The Repatriation  Committee  OTTAWA  ' The choice of'a grocer is one oi  the   most   important   factors   in. the  'household economy.      Once Lee's, patron, always Lee's patron. ,  ���������    This is the Pure  Food Grocery of  ' Abbotsford     Our Bread, Butter, leas  Fresh Vegetables and Fggs are without -a peer in Abbotsford.  We deliver the goods and our customers eliminate extra  expenses. '  l,i������������ii������e  No.   8-S3S38  License   No.   5-103S  .  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer- and   BaKer  151  U.     C  aSQ5S5iw>n-^,������sm������������������*^������������������^������^1  ���������:*ee me now a  out  i  lkt .-Insurance  .j  H vr  ���������1  .1 J  1 have a large-and 'splendid supply of  Rfcspberry Cuncs fc t.Ce fit low pHus.  Finest quality.  A.McCailum  ^bbotsfcid.  i dgjssjagKSKS-a^ ?'���������--  IpsasC (,  THE' MAN WHO THINKS'.HE CAN  reach the farmers worth reaching in this  part of the Fraser Valley without advertising in this paper is���������mistaken.  Every Farmer who is worth while and has  money to spend is a subscriber to this  family journal.  CIRCULATION���������almost every home in Mission, Hat-  zic, Sllverdale, Matsqui and other points in the surrounding district:     25<i to 35/; an inch, column width.  lexandna Hotel  Fanners' and Travelers  solicited.  wly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M. MURPHY,   PROPRIETY!'  j HUNriNGDON,  B   C.  i  t    ���������a  \*  w- ./���������..^���������vr',*������"'V"..������s*'-1v _���������'.������������������"������.'*v^'���������,*  "SPTpi  ������  H.,J  ' t ��������� ��������� ii  I'N  tti  Now is th< time to gat your mp^7 <>* ������������1*������ Wwppera for  Bumiaaer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  ������IT1BBr*w*^WWl]iWa"1^'WM*mim'-^^  l*'"linilll'lfflllJIWfimP������^BBf*f

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