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 k  (  I ���������':'���������''  P''.:''-  ri-1'', ���������  1-Jii '���������  A'  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XIII., No. 18  ABBOTSFORD. B, C.  FRIDAY,   FEBRUARY 23,  1917  <b$!������K&8    '  $1.00 per Year  SSB^^SBSESSSSSS^IS  HILL'S STORE NE  _CL  Vol. I.  Our Goods arc the Rest  Men's Tweed Pants, $1.90, $2.25, $3.50^ and  a pair   Boys' Short Pants, Sizes up to 32  At per pair $1.00, $1.25 and'   Men's Overalls Blue, Black & Khaki.$1.2  Carhartt's Stripped Bib Overalls, pr S1-7S  White Flannelette a yd, 15c, 20c and. 25c  A new stock of crochet cotton, Silkine, Mercerized crochet cotton in white, etc., dome  fasteners etc.  '    Ladies Black Cotton Stockings, a prt.  Ladies Summer Vests a pair 25c and .  CANADIAN I'ATUJOTIC FUAO  List of Subscribers from Abliotsford  Timber mid Trading Co., L<<1. from  March,  IS) 10 to .January  1017.  A.  10.  It.  .J.  .1  J  Ltd.  Choice Fresh Groceries always   in   stock.  Golden Loaf Flour makes good Bread.  Our Price is lowest.  Gazley Block ABBOT8FOKD, B. C.  UPPER  SUMAS  WOMEN'S  INSTITUTE  York  were Mrs  At February Meeting Members Agree  Y.M.C.A. Military Work  to Devote Proceeds of' Teas to  The  February meeting of the upper Sumas Women's Institute    took  place on the 8th inst.at the home of  Mrs.  Hart Huntingdon.       the    Mss-  dames    Beebe,    Cameron,    Cambeli,  Cobley, Fraser,    Hart,    McGillivray,  McMurphy, Munroe, Murphy, Porter,  Purvis,   Skinner,    Jay   Star,   Perry  Starr, Tuly,   Winson,    Fraser,  and T.F. York.      Viators  taker.  An address was given by Mr. Whlt-  Bartlett, Mrs. Tapp and Mrs. Whlt-  taker, describing his work with the  Y. M. C. A. in the soldiers' training  camps and the help given by this  organization at the seat of war. He  appealed for funds with which to  carry on this excellent work and it  was moved by Mrs. Cambeli, seconded by Mrs. Tully and Mrs.Cameron  and carried, that the collections-taken'at the teas should for the next few  months be given to the Y. M. C. A..  On this occasion $3.35 was donated,  while the collection for the Prisoners  of War realized    ?2.45  After   Mr.    Whlttaker's  the general business  with.  The secretary announced the coming of Mrs. Chalmers of Thrums, B.  C, on March 12 and 13, to give lectures on Poultry Raising, geese, cows  and pigs on small farms, butter making,    soils    and    their    importance,  feed,  crops,  home    gardens,    home  canning ect..    the Alexanrrla rooms  are lent by Mr. Murphy for the cours  of   lectures.    Public  notice  will  given of the times and subjects later.  A letter was read from the super-  intondaht of Institutes suggesting a  change of membership fee, the government offering a per capita    grant  of one dollar for the first fifty members if a dollar fee    charged,  this letter was not received    by  secretary till  twenty-throe  had joined the Institute at  figure of fifty cents, it  by a vote that this fee should be retained for the  present  year and  the  advisability  of a  change should be  discussed at the next annual meeting.  . The superintendent also announced the discontinuance of the payment of Institute secretaries by the  government.  Letters wero read from the secretary of the Royal Columbian Hos-  ptal and from the Women's Committee of the People's Prohibition  Movement, asking for aid, but as the  Institute funds are very low, no  money could be voted.  A cheque for $2 5 was received  from the Farmers' Institute for the  members' Red Cross work, and it was  moved by Mrs. Porter, seconded by  Mrs. McGillivray and carried, that a  letter of thanks be sent.  The secretary opened the Red  Gross fund box which had been left  at the post office and reported two  monthly subscriptions of one dollar  each from Mr. Fooks and 7 5 cents  in the box as well. This money was  handed Mrs. Porter, who is convenor of the Rod Cross work committee;  a goodly number of pairs   of   socks  WATER NOTICE  Divoraion and Use  TAKE NOTICE that the Abbotsford Timber and Trading Co., Limited  whose address is Abbotsford, B. C,  will apply for a licence to regulate  the level of the water of a lake on  was"proceededipart of Section 16 and 21, in Township 16, east of the Coast Meridian.  The water will be controlled by a  dam at the outlet of the lake to facilitate the floating of logs.  This notice was posted on the  ground on the 10th day of January,  1917.  A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the  "Water Act, .1914" will be filed in  the office of the Water Recorder at  New Westminster, B. C.  Objections to the application may  be filed with the said Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller of Water  Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C., within thirty days after the  first apearance of this notice in a local newspaper.  The date of the first publication of  this notice is January 19th, 1917.  ABBOTSFORD TIMBER AND  TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED  Applicant  Per J. P .BOYD, Secretary.  T. & T. Co  ScoLvoId  .........  A. Trethewey  b\  Boyd  ..'.   MclSwcn  ....  A. McGowan ..  .). A. McLean    W. P. Taylor .���������   CI. E. 1-Iay    D-.J. McISvon   W. J. McCIanahan  W. L. I-Iillier    E. E.   Rix   A. J A.nderson ...  W. Lahenyf;- ...  J.  Teng    W. McCIanahan ...  D. Higginson    W. D. Raven    J.  A.  Caldwell ,...  J. D. Clark    W. "Jeffs    A.   Taylor      J. Shaw    W.   Buker     A.   Mains    .-   A. R. .Gosling   J. Curry   C. Grimley   R. Powell     F. Chester    Gillis    Roy   : ;-..-���������;  Godson"::!...���������'.!'  J. Ayearst    Schluter    Hutchison    W.  Roberts  ..  H. Bateman ..  Lovedar     B. Dawkins ..  A. Dolby   F. Broad      G. Blair    D. Blair    N. W. Fuller    W.  Danks     A. Mclnnis    McBurney    Copperberg   ..  Browne    Tyson   Price    Stewart  ;-  G. Ferris    Grist    Halliday    Bedlov,-      J.  S.  Jv  F.  E.  J.  T.  T.  D.  W.  300.00  (10.00  55.00  5 5.00  5 5.00  55,00  05.00 !  5 1.00  SG.OO  33.00  33.00  30.00  20.00  ii -2.0 0  22.00  22.00  u 2. i) C  22.00  20.00  2 0.00  20.00  10.00  14.00  1.4.00  J. 2.00  'J I.Oil  n.oo  3 1 00  n.oo  11.00  10 oo  ���������j.o.oo  in oo  - ��������� -9:00  6 00  00  .00  The Hatzic W. I.  ieeis  fFrom Fraser Valley Record  On Thursday-Fob. 15th. t.lic Hatzic  VV. .1 held their regular monthly  meeting with Mrs. Manson presiding. A I'tor the usual routine of business was disposed of and various  let tors had been road, Mrs. Ferguson  road an interesting.account of Mrs.  Watt's work in England and Wales,  whore she has been able to help  start several Women's Insitutes on  much the same lines as our own.  ���������'Mrs.Barr followed with some  notes on what she thought might  Ijo considered some of the most important events . during the past  year.  It has been suggested that a  short account of Lhe Patriotic work  carried'on by the Hatzic W. I. during the past year would be of interest  generally.  Tf 210 sticks of stove wood. IS inch  cs long cost ������4.00, how tall will a  iirtree be when it is a hundred years  old.  J.  E.  J.  J.  W.  D.  W.  A.  E.  S.  00  5 0  00  00  50  00  5 0  3.00  3.00  3.00  Staff-Captain, the Chancellor of the  Salvation Army, accompanied by En-  -3'iguvHelaher, will give a verv interst-  ins lecture on the "Wonders and the  Workers of Newfound land" in the  Presbyterian1 church on February 28  at S p.m. There will be upwards of  150 views showing the great ice-bergs  cod and whale fishery,-a monster devil fish and deep sea divers, also  catching seals on the ice fields and a  picture of the last sealing disaster.  Every picture is unique in itself,showing the life and customs of the little  known island. A treat is in store  for all who attend.    Ensign Kelaher  3.00 I who is a lady cornetist will give some  3.00 j selections throughout the service.  2.00/   I'^V     Wn.Tit.p.rl���������Correspondence from all  2.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  1.00  1.00  1.0 0  Wanted���������Correspondence  parts of the district.  were handed in and material for  ing pyjamas was given out.  An   interesting   paper   on  mak-  'The  "i  T.  .J.  N.  T.  Aims of Our Institute,"was read by  Mrs. Murphy and some discussion  followed.  On adjournment all enjoyed delicious refreshments served by Mrs.  Hart.  'T.  a  Lord     McGillivray  Chittick ..,..  Ileii.li    .Jackson    IVIoret   Kolley      Lovedar    Taylor      T.  Truslcr  1.00  1.00  1.00  J.00  1.00 !  1.00 !  loo;  1.00 !  ',0 i  1.00!  1.00 "  $1,250.00  Rev. C. McDiarmid of Mission exchanges with Mr. Campbell next. Sun-'  clay the 2 5ih and will preach the  ninth anniversary sermons of the opening of the Abbotsford Presbyterian  church.  Views -of Newfoundland will ' be  shown by leaders of the 'Salvation  Army on Wednesday tho 28th at 8  o'clock in the Presbyterian church.  Encourage the army in its work.  Quarterly Communion services on  Sabbath March -4th- in-the- Pesbytor-  ian churches here and at Huntingdon.  MAL1RIED���������On Monday February  191.li Miss Molly Gatcnby and- Mr.  Jack Godson were united in marriage  at the bride's father's home. The  young couple are heartily congratulated by their many friends. Mr. and  Mrs. Godson will reside in Abbotsford  Mrs. King is visiting her mother  Mrs. Matthews.  On Friday oveniug last Donald Fraser was very heartily welcomed home  after his prolonged illness by a surprise parly of the, young people.  On   Tuesday   evening   Mrs.   Boyd's  pancake social was a  grand success  as we all  expected when  Mrs.  Boyd  takes   anything   in   hand.     The   pancakes were done to a turn and everyone  enjoyed   them.     After  supper  a  programme by  the  local  talent  was  rendered   after   which   refreshments  were served and a handsome collection  realized.   -The  Thursday  socials  will continue for an  indefinite time  | at Mrs. Boyd's home.  !      T. McPhee is really a sergeant and  ���������;is going to get a medal, so we were  not far wrong after all.  Miss Tannis Reed, a school teacher  in Mt. Lehman and for a long time  tho friend of Mrs. J. F. Boyd recited  at the social Tuesday evening and  everyone will enjoy hearing her at  the Ladies' Aid concert. Don't forget "My Aunt From California."  Abbotsford is gaining many honors lately, soldiers with medals, pro-  molious and important elections.  The people of Abbotsford are both  pleased and proud of the election of  Mrs. J. L. Campbell of the Presbyterian Manse here to the presidency  of the Westminster Presbyterlal,  which office she accepted at the annual meeting held in Vancouver recently. Mrs. Campbell is well known  throughout the district. She is a  sympathetic and able leader. Her  home is open at all times to all peo7  pie of the flit!rid. and always wears  a sniilin;; face. One of Mrs. Campbells two sons is in the Bank of Commerce, Vancouver and the other is a  captain, who after serving for some  time at the front is now doing laboratory work in London, England.  h  address  be  As  the  members  the   old  was decided  ,������;.ase?.is:s-x;  ������^il'������':L;;.  \j  s\  ..& ^.'i..-������,.wV���������  9  tt^skwrtimnantwn.',  THOSE WHO, FROM  TIME  ���������  ���������������   ?AVB  FUNDS   REQUIRING    INVi-SlMENT  MAY   PURCHASE   AT   PAR     .  Ha  m  IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF  Principal repayable 1st October, 1019.  the rate of five per cent per annum  isi October by  ,_,  ___       in  'from the date of purchase.  &  Canada other than an  date security.  '     Proceeds of this stock axe for war purposea only.  A commission of one-quarter of one per cent, will be^aUowcd  inrpcotmirnd bond and stock brokers on allotmenti- made m  ^c^ ^&m for this stock which bear their stamp.  For application forms apply  to the Deputy Minister of  Finance, Ottawa.  c-  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA  OCTOBER 7th, 1916.  ^^^^m^w^mm^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  "���������"2822  m  Mm  ..   m.    '������������������.il-rlfrl .   _  9i������i -k. tttE ABBOTSFOHD POST,  ABBOTSFORD, B.  u.  asas  THE ABBOTSF.QRD POST-    '  .: Published Every  Friday by Tho Post Publishing Company  A weekJ.y-Jonrnal devoted- to the inb'.rests of Abboteford and district  'Advertisiing   rates', made "Known   on   application  Shibbbjoth���������Neither   for   nor   agin'    tho   Government  BATES, -     , - Editor and Proprietor  Our  J. A.  .FRIDAY, FFIIIUJ-ARY 23, .1017  .-The farmers of the province have at last organized and the  organization is to take in'all the various phases of the farming  industry, in these days of co-operation for the purpose of getting the best value out of the product of the labor which the tiller of the soil wishes, no better plan could be devised than that  (halof organizing. It is hoped that the farmers will use every  endeavor now to get every farmer, in all branches, to unite and  a new era of prosperity is assured the province.  Tliere have been various plans devised during the past few  years to induce the farmer to organize, but they have all failed  on the whole, but no doubt all have served the purpose to the  present end. And this paper wishes the new organization all  the success it is possible, and anything we can do to-further the  interests of the new organization will be gladly done.  At the meeting of the fruitgrowers of the province at Victoria  a few days ago a resolution was adopted in regard to taking the  embargo taken off foreign white labor in order that the present  insufficiency might be met. Then that resolution in regard to  .letting in the Chinamen into the country without the head tax  for a specified time. Mission fruitgrowers heard a lot about a  similar resolution'during the past winter, and were called a name  or two by a few labor cranks. There is no more patriotic citizen  than the farmer/and he is more consistent about it too than the  members of labor organizations, and when the farmer asks for  assistance of this kind he has thought the matter out from many  points. Labor to him is required to make the land produce. There  is a scarcity of farm help in Canada, and-particularly in B. C.  and the present war has'made the shortage much more acute. No  matter what happens the soil must be tilled in order, that we shall  live. If the farmer in his wisdom wishes for Chinese labor to  help him along, for a few years, and tries to safeguard the country  by passing another resolution, that the Oriental shall not hold  land, it should not make the labor element, who know nothing  of the farm labor conditions,, act silly. ,  DO YOUR TRADING AT HOME  Many Reasons  Why  You Should Do  All Trading 1" the Home Town  Our town possesses good stores and  for the size of the place compares favorably with those to be found elsewhere . . The stocks of merchandise  carried by our merchants are up to  date and as woll assorted as business  conditions .warrant,-while the prices  charged therefore.are.reasonable.  It would seem, therefore to be.  our Ucst policy, to patronize tho home  merchant.' Not only will they appreciate your trade, but the more ihey  get the more they can give you in  values and the better selection they  will bo ablo to offer you. Patriotism  to our country is a fine thing, there-  Core, why no* patriotism to our own  community. .-  reasons why wo should shop at home:  Tho following are.a    Tow    good  Because it is patriotic.  Because it is a reciprocal duty to  Because the local merchants give  spend your money where you earn it.  employment to our sons and daughter.  Because tho local merchants pay  their proportion of tho local taxes,  which support our local schools and  other public institutions, as well as  build our roads and bridges, and  make lifo in the community a pleasure .  Bocauso home buying makes  for  home  prosperity.  Bocauso the catalogue houses  and city department stores care not  for you b������t your pockotbook, and a  dollar sent to either or them never  returns to build up tho local institution or farm.  *������rt*������.-j.n������^w������wwf..iiM.i������-***J.uJ������������������������**^',������.-**onBO,n,MinfU*r^B*B  No sooner had the fruit grower passed his resolution about  not permitting the Oriental to hold our land, than the labormen  of Vancouver, is meeting assembled pass a resolution saying in  effect that the Oriental should hold land. What utter rot for  a body of intelligent men to sanction  the lands  of our free  One of the delights of living upon  this mundano sphere theso days is  the little matter of practicing economy on.the woodpile. There arc a  number of ways in which this can be  accomplished. Perhaps the most  effective way is to swipe a few sticks  occasionally from the hoard of a  neighbor. By using this method  circumspectly, that is not calling at  any. one wood pile more than once a  week, conservation of one's own stack  of fuel may be quite maked. the  main trouble is to avoid meeting anyone in the alley when making ,the  getaway. Another good way is to  burn no fuel at' all," but the main  drawback to this method is the fact  that the  method  is  liable  to  result  , .  , , ^ , , ., , ,       ,    .       ,    , ,  iu a certain amount    of    discomfort,  country which we hope to make a white man s country, being held; 0ue of the best ways is to   go   and  by other than the white race.    The two races cannot assimilate.-camp at a neighbor's during a cold  ST  AT   THE.   FRONT.  THREE-YEAR  ������t������rivwunuUMM������Ckamvw attmm  e������  mmwrtvwmswar������.vutKKO������\tMwiaKWMnnrm     txmrrwm)**���������  $ 25. OO  50.00  100.00  FOR  a  $21 .50  43.OO  86.00  INDIVIDUAL  PURCHASES LIMITED TO $1503.  FOR FULL PARTICULARS APPLY AT ANY BANK  OR ANY MONEY ORDER POST OFFICE  JAN.  9,  1917  flnanoe   department  Ottawa  ravKumuwiiutMUMi  MU*l(iUMM  ������M*tnvW*Mffei������ri4a *���������  mjiui ������in*imiM>iii>inin iniri*wi Tli'm  A3B0TSF0R8   DISTRICT BOARD, OF   TRADE  !\  President', Hope Alanson    Secretary, N. Hiil  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-reerai-dins,' the farm and fruit lands of  the district,, and industries already established.  And yet there might be a reason behind the labor resolution for  wanting the Chinamen to hold land.  Today, there is a demand from labor unions that the wages  should be much more today than several years ago on account  of the high cost of living. That is a legitimate demand. White  labor is scarce and the farmer cannot get men to do his work,  and when he does it means very high wages. High wages to  the farmer means that he cannot place his goods���������potatoes,.vegetables, etc.,���������on the market and sell them at a profit if he is to  compete with the Oriental vegetable pedlar���������the man whom a  great many city people purchase vegetables from, even labor men,  it may be. Draw your own conclusions why the Vancouver labor  Union passed the resolution advocating the reason that the Oriental should hold land.  spell. It is an easy matter to extend  f.n invitation to oneself to stay at  someone else's place for a few days.  To those who are wresting with  Lhe fuel problem the foregoing plans  are   respectfully   submitted-.���������Ex.  THE   WEEKLY  PAPER  Now that the farmers of the province have organized they  will be able to place their demands before the right people.and  powers that be can judge between a resolution from the farmer  and a resolution from a body or people who can see no further  than the narrow vision that surrounds their own little job, and  how much money they can get for as little work as possible.  There are always two views of every question and we would  like the labor union of Vancouver to be reasonable.  In ancient times the farmer plowed his land with the wooden plowshare; he raised his own sheep and his wife spun the  wool, out of which the family were clothed; he had mutton,  pork, beaf, all raised on the farm; he cradled the grain and  thrashed it with a flail, and carried the grain to the nearest  flour mill to be ground, and then he carried it back, on his back;  he plowed the land, harrowed it, and did other work with his ox  wagon���������but things have changed/and now there is modern machinery on the farm, and some of the farms are only ten acre  fruit farms and some less. But there are the problems to work  out just the same. Yet there are those who say the farmer is  not depending upon himself enough, should he ask the government to help him solve some of those problems.  The weekly newspaper produces  'the interest in the town in which it is  published to such an extent that it  'becomes impossible to place an estimate upon its worth. There is no  enterprise that does so much for the  corporation or the individual citizen  .is the paper. It stands opposed to  the town knocker, the town kicker,  the town fanatic and the town drones.  It stands for progress against stagnation. It is ever ready to conduct  the schemes of visionaries and as  ready to aid the construction plans  of wise  level  headed  citizens. It  is for the upbuilding of the community. The paper has not yet come to  its own, however, because it is never  appreciated to the extent of its worth  by the people at large. Yet when  battles are to be fought for town or  country a rush i3 made to tthe newspaper offce always to find the loyal  editor ready, frequently without hope  of reward. Many other enterprises  are encouraged by a bonus, but rarely is a newspaper offered such help  and still more often not given the  support it is entitled to. Communities frequently lose sight of their  benefactor when they fail to recognize the weekly journal as such, the  editor and his paper stands as bulwarks of defence against the attacks  of evil or designing ' schemes  affecting the good of the individual  or town. For these and other reasons the newspaper, town or country,  should receive the support of the public at large in a very liberal degree,  for it is really the most important  business enterprise of the community.  -���������Chicago Tribune.  &-"' v*& ������*t."-J" 'r*f-'.'"'-:?TV������ '"* V& qfai ���������  __Nothing  will  ""add more to  the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk  at home.  The abolition of slavery brought ..war in the States, but the  "abolition of patronage" in B. C. has its .daily exhibits, which  should make quite a show soon.  The Victoria Colonist says that the venerable Minister of  Agriculture ought to be on "on the ground floor."  Do you think Wilson would like to make it the last president  and the first king. King Woodrow I. sounds all right. Fine  team���������Kaiser Bill and King1 Odro!  Strange how cities grow so fast.    It used to be "Vancouver,  B. C." now it is "Vancouver, Canada."  CONVENTION ON MARCH-J ST  The Annual Convention of the  Conservatives of Westminster riding  will be held in Mission City on the  1st of March, Thursday next.  Delegates will be present from all  parts of Dewdney and ��������� Chilliwack.  Under the new division of districts  this is the first convention to.be held.  nn  ME ROYAL  ABBOTSFORD  :-:      B.   C.      :-:  3nenn4cc������^T^imxiufn������xj^trcuMr������BX7������������KiMiriitvjirtA-A'urK  +���������- ������������������%������������������ /-*_e ������.'*  'v;r~  -vj rCA'MUH" ���������n*^jara*r������*jLr.'nritjrvr,na*rj**+eiv���������Pi,iu ���������������������������*������������������������,��������������� tnrrtmttt  if  It pays to advertise���������the owner of  that mahogany pipe, advertised lost  week is now again enjoying his  smokes.  Jcc  ^PP  me now-'about  nsurance  pmv  i  a      a  rv  JL���������Al.  &ij  I have a large and splendid supply [of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  SKSS  iiiiim 'iiUdmjfe  ^m^^m%^m^^mWp&'MS. '-.'.'><  ilk  TfrE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. ft  ss^*.  LXUd  Let ;the policy of 1917 be a policy  of advertising, and the protection thus secured to your business is well worth.the annual outlay, as it is a guarantee.  Old Customers die or move  way���������they must be replaced.  a-  to  Old Customers'are subject  the influence of temptation���������  they may be induced to divide  their custom���������to do some of  their shopping at a competitor's  place of business.  New Customers to this community will shop with you���������become  regular Customers���������if they .are  invited to do so.  Your competitor's advertising is  an influence which must be offset if you are to maintain your  trade.  Not to advertise regularly to the  readers of the  s  Is to leave your business unprotected.  A WORD TO THE  PUBLIC  It is no sign of weakness to follow the lead of advertising. You  owe it to yourself to get the most  for your money, the best goods  and the best service. And if you  find that your inclination is to  shop where you are invited to  shop rather than continue to be  a customer of the shop which  never Solicits your good will, you  need have no compunction of  conscience.  Alway Shop Where You  Arelnvited To Shop.  Your Trade is Appreciated There  Our London Letter  Dear Jack:  Your cheery letter is on a par with  those I get from tho front. Your  boys have won golden opinions because they have deserved them. The  Empire is proud of the Colonial sons.  You say we are threatened with  greater combing. Well, let it come.'  Every, one of the boys volunteered  and have gone., If.they want the  unci, he will go too. The conscience  I have, 1 havo had all my life; and  I shall not, discover a new one in  live minutes. But 1 am too old, .1  fear.  There is no hue and cry re Haig over here. Nor has there been. That  and the suggestion to evacuate'Sal  onica are probably in the nature of  murmurs which have" been' utilized  to provide reading when ��������� genuine  news was scarce. Tho air here and  on the'other side is always full of  murmurs.  The weather has doubtless hindered operations'in Prance but all.ho'  there has not been anything in the  nature of a big rush lately, trench  raiding (a form of warfaro in which  both the Colonial and British troops  excel) has gone on continuously. I  have interviewed many men on leave  from Prance. They all tell the same  talc. Fritz has still a pretty stiff kick  left in him, but the stomach has gone.  He would probably surrender in much  larger numbers if it were not for the  I lies  told  him   concerning the  "1-lor-  1 f-->  riblc Brutalities'' of the English towards their prisoners! On the other hand our own men frequently complain bitterly that'these same prisoners are treated far too well. Thoy  get much better living and treatment  than most of our own troops in the  fighting area.  As for Wilson���������Well the best thing  America can do with him is to write  him off as a bad debt. The official  reply to his letter dealt very tenderly with his pretensions;while old man  Balfour smothered him logically.. He  was given a good chance to ''bob  down" gracefully. But no���������-he has  butted in again with a lot of idealistic nonsense which, if it were .acted ! country, Sii"';���������has been the saviour  upon, would leave the Huns masters [ of mankind! By the way, the afore-  of the world in a very short time. ! said master criminal, whom. .Wilson  What would become of the Statute of j cynically and insultingly puts us on  Liberty   then?    Is   Wilson   a   crank'a level with, has just struck "a bright  fare of nil aggressive find "conqii'.'r-  ing" nature, from the pages of the  civilization to.come.Ue failed to lake  it. The chance will never recur. If  America came in tomorrow, the verdict of history would afford he'r scant  credit���������for. the omens of victory are  plain for'ail to sec. We have still  some way to go���������but we shall fight  on, and we shall win. And in do'ng  so, \re shall not only save ourselves  but few shall save those people who  were cither (oo proud, or too busy  hunting the Almighty dollar, to suvc  themselves. For it is as certain as  anything can be certain in this world  that if the Militarism of Clormany had  conquered Europe, America and all  its idcMls of freedom, liberty, peace,  etc.���������call them what you like���������would  havo fallen a victim to the same mail'  very shortly afterwards. ' The Criminal of. this ago would have put Uie  lid on America's pot without the  slightest compunction. As a matter  of fact he has -held the handle of  that lid in his grasp for some years  past. . If Wilson would enthuse about  the Mu.nro <Doctrine a little bit less,  and study the history of German-activity in the South Continent a little  bit more, he would have Ii is eyes open  some, lie tells the Senate that .if  the Allies want America's good ofliecs  to clear up the war there must be no  victory! Ye Gods- Germany, aided  by her immense preparations, and the  unpreparcdness of every one else,  overruns and devastates Belgium,  contrary to her pledges, Serbia, 'Poland, Northern Franco, etc., and Wilson says, in effect, we must not push  them back within their own frontiers,  or if we do, we lose America's assistance in clearing up flic mess and  obtaining _guarantees for the future!  Well, I am thinking that, if necessary  we can survive the loss. But, f' am  thinking also, that it will not be  necessary for we mean to get the victory, drive them back, and when- we  do, Wilson, if he is still in evidence,  will come rushing over the hurdles  with all speed to plank his finger in  the settlement pie, to prove to'all end  sundry that "the land of the free and  the home of the brave"���������"God's own  only, o is the hew wife a German, or  what is the matter? Does he for one  moment imagine that if his pal, William II. was successful in this war  his job would go on as usual? He  says in effect that if we forego victory, he |the U. S.) will enter the  lists and guarantee a future peace.  How? The U. .S. was party to the  Hague decisions, and put her name  to the paper; and that is all she has  put. She has been making too much  money out of the business to do anything to upset it. I do not believe  he represents the better side of A-  merican character, but they have reelected him as their official mouthpiece, and they must stand the responsibility of his dishonour. If in the  near future the star-spangled banner  still "waves over the land of the  free" it will be because the blood  of the older nations has been generously spilled to preserve the liberty  of the new; as for the "home of the  brave''���������-the less said about that the  better. The nation which allows it's  women to be murdered wholesale  without striking a blow to avenge or  making the slightest effort to bring  the assassins to justice, is not heroic,  butcraven. The puritanical hypo  crite was never yet devoid of excuses  and no really brave man���������or nation  ���������was ever honestly loo proud to  fight for right and against wrong.  Wilson hadjiis chance to carve an  honourable niche in the history of  the struggle for humanity and national justice���������a niche which would  have redounded to the credit of .himself and his country in the ages yet  unborn. His name might have boon  known to future generations as that  of the great President of the American people, who, though loving  peace, threw all his weight into the  scale on the side of justice and the  rights of small nations to live and  govern themselves according to their  own ideas of freedom and liberty.  He might even" have accomplished Ins-  idea! and succeeded in banishing war-  idea. Having started out to annex  everything and everybody, and to  make the whole world one glorious  German Empire, and having discovered during the ,past thirteen months  that "the tail don't wag the dog,-'  and, is in danger of being.cut off for  the benefit of the major portion of  the earth to inaugurate a' reign of  a Prince of Peace, and proposes to  call a meeting of all the nations of  the earth to niaugurate a reign of  brotherly love and righteousness! All  this awful carnage, all this rapine,  and murder, and butchery, and orgy  of massacre and frightfulness (which  he alone is responsible for) is wrong,  and must be ended (it was right  while it suited his'ends)- "The world  needs a Saviour, a man of noble  courage and morality." And he is  willing to step iuto the breach! Men  may have short memories. - but I  wonder how many will .be found to  take on a bluff of that sort. The  Sword! The Sword! The Sword!  As long as he was the hunter: Peace!  Peace      Peace!.     Now  he  is   being  blood by iluM'r Gorman soldier keepers for fear ihey might prove disloyal  A One meeting il would be. 1 can  imagine some of the "heckling". Who  sowed the broad sea with floating  mines, even before war was declared?  Who sunk the Lusitania? Who introduced poisoned gas? Who crucified  the Canadians? Who  bombarded  open towns? Who sent their airships to murder women and children  in peaceful villages? , Who'put men  and women and children in groups of  hundreds and shot them down? Who  forced, women and children ' to  march at the front of their armies to  take the fire"of the foe? Who turn--  the peaceful sailors of neutral nations  adrift in small boats on the open  sea to starve and perish? And so'on.  and so forth.  And  then  perhaps when  the hubbub had subsided    somewhat,    President. Wilson would take  Kaiser AVil-  liam,  the Peacemaker,  by  the  hand  and .lead hiui to the front of the platform and say'. a few words���������mean-'  while asking the audience kindly to  remember that necessity always was,  and always has ,beon the' mother of  invention!     Oh, yes, a  fine  meeting  it would be!     England would not be  there.     For England���������"the worn out  effete   old   hack   number''���������with   all  her faults has tried to fight a clean  fight.    But enough of this:  The Kaisor Bloke he worries me and'  Wilson drives me mad!  Mission has cause to be proud of her  response to tho call of Empire.    No  doubt you will be pleased to- see all  your boys,when they come back. You  ask after my lads,    Thank God, up to  ���������  the present,   we  have  had  no  ill  re  ports from the front regarding them.  Charlie, tho full private R. F. A., is a  dispatch   rider  and   has   been   doing  good work among the heavy batteries.  Me writes very cheery letters  homo,  both humorous and descriptive.      I-lo  has  on   his   stretch   of   road"; several  corners which he says aro .'taped off  to the yard" by the enemy and sometimes   he   has   to   run   the  gauntlet.  Then he says the pace is like-"hell  in the'night'';, whatever that is-. Get  t here; as quickly as "possible, but get  there!       Harry after six months  in  the shell area,' during which he had  many narrow escapes,  writes to say  that  he  "has  gone  down  the  line,"  and says he feels it quite strange not  to have a shell bursting around now  and again.     Sidney has been relieved  from training duty, and has at last  got his wish with the regiment.       I  think he is a little west of the Somnie  but we don't know.   ��������� Harry conducted on Xmas concert close to the front  lines.     He   wrote  and  arranged   tho  music   for  what  they  called       "the  nearest-to-the-front- line- yet-  been-  held-properly-arranged-aud-organized  -concert." Artists   and   audience  drawn from the R. F. A. The' West  Riding Regiment, the, K. 0. S. .13. and  the East Yorks. Their only ilumin-  ants being two caudles, several whizz-  bangs and an odd bomb explosion.  His only complaint being "the piano  wretchedly out of tune"'.'' Ernest has  passed his final exams and will get his  commission before this reaches you.  THE SOIRKEK  (Published   by  Request)  Strolling down the crowded street  Ailing all the airs of man  Manicured and perfumed sweet  Making all the show he can,   ���������  hunted!  Who will form the audienccj Jingling silver in his jeans  at his meeting?  I might suggest    a f 5 likfe a "/S&er swell  ������ .   ,  . .1 Brains not worth a dozen bonus-  The people of  Belgium, (cruci-  few.  lied, tortured, outraged, starved, murdered,  and   led  away into  slavery);  the hundreds of thousands'of Armenians (massacred by the Turks,    with  the open and public approval of German kulture); representatives of the  Flemings, the    Franks,   the   Alsace-  Lorranians, the Serbs, the Macedonians,  the Montenegrines,  the Poles,  etc., etc., representatives of the Mercantile anvils of    the    world,    who,  while engaged in    peaceful    pursuits  have been murdered on the high seas.  ���������sunk at sight,���������torpedoed, mined,  against all international law and a-  greements, to which all of them were  a party at the Hague;  and possibly  a little room could  be found for representatives,���������if there be any left,  of the thousands of the native races  living under German sovereignty    in  Africa, who were massacred in cold  That's the shirker, mark him well!  Floating round the ballroom brght  Turkey trot and rag time airs  Are his visions of delight.  He no manly pleasure shares.  Got his chance to march with men,  Should feel proud if he but knew  Courage? nix;  the cosy den-  Coward���������that's the trench for you.  Shirker, if I had my way  I would make it warm for you  Ship you off to somewhere, say  Papua,  or Timbuctoo;  Iwould from the calendar  Blot the day you were born  Pest in peace, and coward in war  Bah! too low for brave man's scorn!  Ladies fair, would you be wise  Would you serve your country well?  Cowards do  not recognize;  Never to a shirker sell  Honor, beauty, name for gold,  Better single all your life,  Better sigh o'er valor's mould  Than smile and be a coward's wife.  i** THE ABBOTSPOEt) POST, ABBOTSFOHD, B.  &  s**���������i !���������"--'   '��������� r   -a--.   i>-  iin r������r*SWCT������  For Hams,  Bacon, Smoked Fish, Labrador Herring and  Salt Cod  Choicest Meals Always on Hand  PIONEER MEAT MARKET  AIJB0TSF01U), I?. C.  THE EASIEST WAY TO  e is 06S  THE     MINISTER     OF     FINANCE  REQUESTS  THE    PEOPLE    OF    CANADA,TO  BEGIN NOW  TO   SAVE    MONEY    FOR    THE  NEXT WAR LOAN  JAN. ������.  1917  DEPARTMENT OF MNANCK  OTTAWA  It is important that you speak directly into the telephone.  The natural, conversational tone,- spoken directly into  the mouthpiece, carries clearly to any local telephone, and  to most Long Distance points.  Telephone transmission is a matter of voice direction  not voice force.  BRITISH COLUMBIA ��������� TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  "Sweet Bye and Bye."  Nuts may be advocated as a cheap lunch.    When worried  the present day worries we can sit over our nuts and whine.  Tis-said that the lovers of sweets are looking forward to the  Oily and Gamble, of Port Moody; Mr.  A. Hates of Mt. Lob man and Mr. J.  ihitos of Abbotsford loft on Monday  ^r evening for I'rincofon to attend the  Craud Lodge. Mrs.' J. Bates accompanied hor husband.  Weather conditions in Mission City  this last few days might be all ritjlit  L--.,wn in Manitob?. o." Alberta but in  entirely out of phica *n Mission City  ;-..).-d the Fraser Valley. ''A genuine  b'r/./.ard yesterday afternoon..    Y\ h-wt  People, should practice cheap, economy these days and stop  wearing starched linen���������but nevertheless we must all show a  stiff front to the enemy.  That the oils of Roumania did  not compose the troubled  water's of Germany.  A man in Matsqui who has,trouble in making both ends meet,  is making one end potatoes.  LIBERALS ELECT NEW OFFICERS  again  on  the   first  Wednesday   eve l  The MT. Lehman Liberal Association mot in the Municipal Hall on  Wednesday   ovening.  The following officers were elected: Hon. presidents, Rt. Hon. Sir  Wilfred Laurier and Hon. H. C.  F3rewstor; lion, vice-president, E. D.  Barrow, M.P.P.; president, Walter  Lowland; vice-president John A.  Morrison; secretary-treasurer, Philip  .Tackman; advisory board, Messrs.  John Merryfield; John Dennison and  Chas.   Christonson.  Dan Nicholson, Jr.was elected a  delegate to attend the District Liberal Association meetings, which are  hold  at Abbotsford.  Mrs R. Smith and family have the  sympathy from the officers and  members of this association in their  sad loss by death of a lovng husband and father. The province also  loses a' moBt capable finance min-  iscer.  The meetng adjourned    to    meet  ning of each  month at  hour and place.  the    same  NORTH FJRASEIt COUNTY L.O.L.  The annual meeting of the North  Fraser   County   Lodge  was   held   in'  Mission   City   on   the   10th   of   this'  month, there being delegates present  from all parts of the county.  ���������   The new officers for the year are:  E. Bush, County Master, Mission.  W. Singleton, Deputy County Master,   Agassiz.  With W. T. Jago and ���������. Johnston  as county secretary and treasurer.  The net increase in the membership for the year past was ten per  cent. Thirty percent of the membership are at the front fighting for  king and country: four have already  paid the supremo sacrifice.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  8  Strictly first-class m ������v������sry rsi^aet.    The bar is  stocked with the bast of ivmm, liq������w and riffars,  ' RATES,  91.90  TO   93.������������  PER   DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  w          PROPRIETORS  j:  To Housewives:  The Jolliest and Best-Tempered men are those  who have the  Lee's Groceries are always -Fresh  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  That there is said to be strife between Vancouver and Toronto to see which is the biggest prophet in his own province  That. Wilson is still "too proud to fight".  The meeting took a strong stand points on each of the other classes,  against the exemption of church pro-; First prizes only count. Prize will  perty from taxation, holding that-not be awarded for less than six  it interfered with the liberties of the points.  private citizen.  t-The next meeting will be  held at  Port Moody on June  16th.  Bros. E Bush, S. J. Yeomans and  \W G. Gamble were appointed delegates to the Provincial Grand Lodge  at Princeton this week, and left on  Monday evening.  THINK  TWICE BEFORE  SELLING  Not  Fable  of    the   Man Who   Did  Want to Sell His Farm  A farmer, who had decided to sell  his property listed it with a real  estate dealer who wrote a very good  description of the place. When the  agent read it over to the farmer for  his approval, the old man said, "Road  that again." After the second reading the farmer1 sat for several moments in a thoughtful mood, finally  said, "I don't believe I want to sell  I've been looking io' just such a  place all my life and it never occurred to me that I had it until you described it to me. No I don!t want to  sell out."  This story contains a lesson for  farmers whether tho story is only-  fiction or an actual occurrence.  Many do not appreciate their OAvn  farm until someone points out the  desirable  features.    Again,   real   cs  This offer to be effective must be  published in the society's prize list  according to the wording above, and  prize li3t mailed to us.  Class B., $125.00���������Divided���������Open  to all in the province of Manitoba.  Alberta and British Columbia that  part of Ontario lying west of and including Port Arthur will be included  in Manitoba). .To the exhibitor winning the geatest number of prizes  during the season from Steele Briggs  Garden and Field Seeds, ?50.00.  ��������� A consolation prize of $2 5 will be  awarded to the exhibitor in each of  tho above-mentioned provinces obtaining the greatest number of prizes  during the season from Steele,  Briggs' garden and field seeds���������the  province winning the fifty dollar  prize being, of course, excepted.  All reports to be received at our  office  not  later  than  November   1st,  10 17.    Prize tickets to be called i'o  by us.  do you know abou: that!  . H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Prorb Connection. Mission City ������    w  Hjj^jeBiBBgeBa������tfaai.������KiMti<<aMKWiHi������Blgi  HUGH McBRIDE  General locksmith  And Horsesiioer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Autemchite Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  N������������t to Alexandria Hotel  KUKTUfOBON' B. C.  LIVERY, AUTO  FEED STABLES  MISSION CITY LOCALS  Gunner Slack has been recommend  for the Military, Medal.  uvy���������         ._���������    _-.. Mrs. J. II. Ratcliffe of Vancouver,  tate men have a way of    describing   (_,.MVCning salesman for the Grey Dort  farms or other property, bringing  out tho merits and passing over the  undesirable features in a way to give  the reader a very exaggerated idea  of tho farm, while every statement  about it may be strictly accurate.  car, accompanied by    Mrs.    Ratcliffe  are visiting friends in town.  Messrs Bush, Yeomans, of Mission  1). EMERY, Proprietor.  TEAMING and  DRAYING  WOOD and COAL For Sal*  Orders  Promptly  Filled  Auto  For Hire.  Give us a call and you will  be used right every time;  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Steele Briggs Prizes and Conditions  In order to prevent disputes and  disappointment among competitors  we have been obliged to insist on the  produced if called for by Steele  Briggs' office not later than November 1st, 1917. Prize tickets to he  produced of called for by Steele  Briggs!''  If these requirements are not  followed we cannot make disbursement  .  Class A, ?6 cash contributed to  the prise list of each .and' every Agricultural Society in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British, Columbia, and that part of Ontario lying west of Port Arthur, to be  awarded to the exhibitor obtaining  the moBt points at the District  Fair from the products of Steele,  Briggs' Garden Seeds. In scoring 8  points will be allowed on collection^  exanona  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  n  Newlyj;Furnished  ���������A  mi  ern  M.   MURPHY, .PROPRIETY  HUNTINGDON. 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