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 I*  \    :  1  j  >'  ^^^^amaBM^^ ww������������������������������������  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star  _*���������������__���������������������������-  rrrnsrrr  r-rp  1_UWJ-      -'- ���������      III   ������������������!������������������ ������������������������������������'���������"���������������������������'>���������'��������� '������������������ "-"T*"  Vol. XV., No. 10.  4BBOTSF0KD, B, C.  FRIDAY,   JANUARY 11, ' 1918  4^*8 ,    $1.00 per Year  Uncle   Sam  Not  Paying  Wives  Of Soldiers  Olympia, Wash.,  Jan.   5.���������So  far  as  can  be learned,  Undo  Sam  has  not yet paid to any of the dependents  of  soldiers  the  money  which,  under the federal Jaw, they are to  get   when   an   allotment   of   pay   is  made by the soldier.    The law provides that when a soldier or a sailor  has a wife, $15 goes to the wife, together  with   ?15   from  the  government,   with   an   additional   $10   for  the   first  child  and   $7.50   for  tiia  second; while, if the soldier or sailor has a dependent mother or father  and  sets  aisde  for   them   $15,   the  government gives $10 more, making  a total of $.25.    Thus a   .vife is to  get$30   a  month  and   if   there  are  'two children, $47.50 a month.    Bat  so far the government does not appear to have put this law into operation.  This delay is causing Gov. Lister  to receive letters from ail parts d  the state. Anxious wives and dependent mothers and fathers are writing to ask why this money is not  forthcoming. In some instances  soldiers have been long delayed in  getting any pay, so, the people at  home have been hard pressed. l.i  every section this delay is adding to  the burdens of the relief committees  of the Red Cross. Wives, children  and parents-are being cared for by  the Red Cross when the husband or  son is in the army or navy, when  the families would be able to get.  along if Uncle Sam would pay the  money he has promised. In mont  cases the men in the army are ignorant of the true condition and  think the money is being paid.  While the state authorities are  powerless to act, they are irylng to  get the federal government to attend to this phase of the work.���������  Seattle P.-I.  (From Fraser''Valley Record.) ,  The expenses of' the Mission School  District are to. Hand and have been  passed by the auditor.' As will be  remember the . ' school " estimates  were reduced $800 last'year by'the  school board. They have managed  however on their' rduced appropriation to carry through- the iinancial  year with the sum of $357.50 to the  good.. .  On account ot ;,War Times", the  scarcity "of labor and the high' cost  of material only the most necsesary  repairs and improvements have been  done.    ���������     ' "'''*y^^r.-L'-^  The open dip' well' at^'Silverdale  school "which was dangerous for the  small .children and-liable to contamination from surface water, has been  protected by cement casing, boarded  over and a pump installed. -  At Steelhead'a woodshed has been  ���������built, attached to tthe school and  made large enough for the' pupLs:  to play in, whep<h<\ /weather is unfit for.them in the play'ground.  ���������Some necessary repairs have been  done at Hatzic school and the question of a better water suppily considered.  At Mission High and Publrc  schools a generous supply of orna-:  mental trees, shrubs and plants  which were given by the government  were planted'according to plan arranged by Mr. Gibson, Superintendent of Elementary Agricultural education, causing a great improvement  ���������i?i   tee  environments ot she  schools  'An arrangement was made with  the government, that the- government be allowed to take gravel from  the hill sides in the central school  school grounds on consideration that  they spread the surface doil evenly  over the school play grounds .and  those portions of Welton street and  Vancouver street immediaielly adjoining the school-play grounds, that  they level the playground between  the public school and. the technical  school grounds and' Vancouver - St.  which extend'down the ravine to'the  .stream at the bottom of the ravine.  The government-also  by ,request  of  comes to us with thte highest of recommendation and we have every*  confidence' that she. will give.h<>.r  best efforts to get, as mn'ny of her  pupils as possible passed .into '���������he  High School. The whole staff ol'oor  teachers has been, pfonouced by (,ho  inspectors as '.'exceptionally good."  The Technical schools ha've done  good work and those who will visit  the classes will 1 am sure'be most  surprised by the sign's of progress  made.. The work done by the Manual Training classes has "shown both  practical and fine artistic , development. But it ��������� must -always be remembered that it, is not the value of  the articles made but the develop-'  ment of the faculties of production  observation, proportion, design in  the mind that is -thte purpose ������C  these classes. ' The idea must exist  in the mind before the, article can  be produced from the raw material.  The Domestic Science classes have  proved very instructive lo the girls  and specimens of their,-work can be  seen at the school We are sorry, to  lose Miss Courteim^at this i.ime, she  has proved herscTT^a most careful,  efficient and thrifty teacher, but she  has chosen nursing as her profession  Valid as a good nurse is sometimes  'more valuable than even a goodcojk  the board -Celt 'if Lc be :tkeir .duty  to release her." Miss Coghlan somas  on Thursday to fill the position. She  has the best of references, and as a  good lady cook is more precious than  rubies, we will welcome her advent.  It is not the intention that she pander to epicures, on the contrayr it is  proposed that an afternoon be given  each, week to the making of war  food by the ladies of Mission as a  part of the domestic science classes.  ���������Secretary of the Board.  PHASER STORM COST -  It.   C.   R..B.   $150,000.  FRUIT   GROWERS   MEETING  The twenty-eighth annual meeting of the B.C. Fruit Growers' Association will be held in the Empress  Hotel, Victoria, oa January 16, 17  and 18, under the auspices of the  Provincial Department of Agriculture. -Among other prominent men  Premier Brewster and the Hon  John Oliver minister of -agriculture, will be present and deliver addresses.  Mr. James Gillen, of Abbntsfovd,  who is' attending the Miasio.i CUy  High School, spent the holidays at  Abbotsford with his mother and  sisters.  the school .board built a series of  very substantial steps from Weltori  street near the Presbyterian Kirk to  the schools'. These steps prove not  only a'safe and very convenient way  for the teachers and pupuils passing  to and from school but are most convenient and'of great service to the  general public.  The reports of the school. Inspectors 'have been very satisfactory and  some most useful advice given by  them to the school board and which  has,been'carried into effect.  The board was very sorry to lose  the valuable services of Miss Baker  and Miss MacKenzie. from  the '"High  School,   but  they  are; well  satisfied  that in Miss -Motile and Mr. Gamble  the work is being carried on in the  most efficient and successful 'mannsr  Hatzic  has  again been  unfortunate  in losing Miss Law who resigned fo  go back east to attend on her mother  whose health has given.'way.      The  short time Miss Law was here, she  showed' great vim and a fine teaching system and control.    Her place  has been taken by Miss Watts who I  By CISSY  A friend of the soldier wjio'-baa  ,had experience in GRAPHOLOGY, o -  fers to tell the character of the readers of this paper, from their handwriting.  Specimens are to be written on one  -side of the sheet or unruled paper  and to consist of a quotation, poetical or otherwise, of at least .lour  ������ines It is not necessary lor tie  writers to sign their names. Any  nom de plume, or initial that wi'.  distinguish each one's own delineation will suffice.  With each specimen, we aslc ..or lkl  sm-itH sum of ten cents and all pro-  ,ceWs will be devoted equally between  the.'Patriotic and Prisoners of War  'Funds. Address;:all correspondence  Jo Box 6, Missibn-'-City, B. C.  order'and proportion, patience, artistic perception, stralgntfordward-  nes's, steady determination, large-  heartedness, far-sightedness, cred-  rjneiveuess or receptivity of mind,  sensitiveness,  altruism and  -.-eservo.  M. E. (Vancouver)���������Thank you  tor the extra donation.1 A strong  ������ense of humor, imagination, gregar-  iousness, fine feeling, benevolence,  executive ability, initiative and musical talent  Li M#: b.���������Progressiveness, ambition, energy, perseverance, strong  will, courage, cheer, good humor,  friendliness/tempered with reserve,  mental subtlety, continuity of ideas  and power of'absorption.  The ice in the Fraser River on  Wednesday prevented the ferry from  running.      ,  "Mr. W. H.-.Hayward, of the Western Power Company was in Mission  City on Tuesday. He was inspect-  the storm ruins.  The first estimate'of the' damage,- ,  to tho B. C.'Electric's.Fraser.Valley  line, during the recent storm, placed .  by Mr. W. G. Murrin, assistant general manager of the B. C. Electric- at/  $100,000, is said to  have been..far ,    ,  short of the true damage. Mr. Mnr-  rin, having made'aTcomplet iu^^^  damage at $15.6*000.' ,  ' -. '"  "Although we have, had more than  500 poles pulled down," . he said  "and many miles ,of wire that were  on those poles and others left stand-  ing;.is now useless, must be replaced  ��������� In many places,-where washouts have  occurred, extensive repairs have been  necessary-  "I expect that trains will bo run-   ���������  ning  through  today   (Monday)     to  Chilliwack but in the meantime'It  wiU be considerable time before the  wires arc restrung to allow thte el-  .  ectric trains to make that .distance. :'  . "Our gangs-are busy erecting now.    ,.  poles and stringing    the    telephone  . ':  and high tension and  trolley  wires.  How the cost of these materials has  gone up comes home to us very forcibly now.    Where'as the  high  ten-    (-  sion- poles, cost  us   $2   each .when  the line'"was'built, today" they cost  $3.60   each.    A-. great, deal,...of   the...  copper   trolley  wire   will   not' be  a-   ���������  vailable- for use again, consequently  we  have  to   buy  it  at  the  present  market price which is  37  1-2 cents  a pound compared witht its, price- a  few years ago of 17 cents a pound.  "The high tension line was of 41-  umnium which is not now obtainable  so that we may have to out copper  in its place for stretches which have  been cut up too badily.  "Similarlly all the fittings for replacing the trolley wire, the insulators and so forth- have gone up in  price. Porcelain like copper, has  gone up enormously and we have  to buy all, this material in - the United States, we pay war tax of seven  and a half pe r cent, in addition.  ".When the damage became known  we immediatelyl placed an order for  about $5000 worth of this material  with an Ohio Company and in order  to save , delay from the, congestion  of freight in tho east, had about the  half of this order, sent by express,  the charges on which will amount,  to several hundred dollars. We did  .this in order that the- residents of  tho Fraser Valley should be inconvenienced as  little as.possible.  "Likewise the laij'or used in repairing the track is "at a much higher scale than it was when the line  was built, so that the company will  have to pay heavilly for this storm  It was, of course not possible to insure against such an event, so that  the loss must fall entirely upon  this company.  This is one of the contingencies \  that a transportation company mu?r  be prepared for, It is not sufficient  to pay the actual cost of the service" under ideal conditions but such  eventualitiees must be provided lov  if the road ;is to. remain solvent.  "The enormous loss, which I expect   will   reach   $150,000   for   this  company alone,  will  be    a    severe  drain  upon   its   resources.    Coming  just   at  the  time   when   me     company  has  been  hardest  hit  Dy    increased  expenses  and     competition,  this loss will set us back still further  As all our revenue comes from    our  passengers, it can be imagined how  many  nickels will'go to repair the  damage from this storm.  .���������'-/���������.I  ���������&  m-U.lV������*+������*IM**\*-*l������-TH>*. -M������t^������������fcJ*lffcW M  :-������'  ,^>C      " ���������;,. ffpqw^gjj^gyss^  -IT-l 11-* i<.     J*   ���������l/l,'* J,  ���������i:~:>XZ'"*Z<vW fvife.-.jffivi&w   ^irv.,  TUB AJBBOTSFORW POST  ���������'���������!)'  'I I-  ��������� _  A weekly Journal d������v������l������������ t������ t&������ Intor-  lrl������t. V:V ' '" "'���������'    ''  pllatlton.  l.KOAL, AnVKJlTlSINQ���������U ���������OHt*������W  ||n������ for flrwt lnsortlou, aud S ������������il������ a U������������������  tor all subHoqueut consecuti v������U������������rtion������.  ' Our 8Mbfcol������M���������������2f������lt*i������r lar iimi *gln  ������"a������   ������Jor*rxaa*nt.  The present Is an important time  for tho fruit groworo of the Frasor  Valley and now ia tho time that n  government'through It������ department  of agriculture should s'ond a ropren-  entatlve through the Fraser Valley  to consult with tho growers' aa to  the, best, methods of savins prized  trees and' to 'graft on to; tho old  remains the- most commercial values  There-are-a great .many growers m  tho valley with experience -.-.hat" will  teach them what to' do, but. there  also a lot'of" others,-'new "V settlers,  who look ��������� at' their tree3: -in', dismay,  and pfo'babllyfor'want- of .a-littlo information of the right. kind..concludo  to destroy-"-what- still remains. Of  course this, latter may be'adopted-  .by only a few but these 'are "tha'  days when "tins' cry "is' for 'more' production, and a. few good 'trmu saved  might make a Very" great'&IffGrenee.  . A timely hint comes ���������*fro'Qi"an'- aid'  erman in-New Westminster;'Chat the  department send" out an "Sxpert v'a-  mong the growers, and it hoped'that  the government through-its department of. agriculture,will aotquiokiy  Not,-many days ago arid since" the  fatal storm,..did w������ .not road that  the provincial government sent word  east that all"was beine";donbr-in������th9'  province to assist' agriculture that  was possible? Could not a little more  help be now given the _ Fi-aaor" Valley fruitgrowers.'     ;V;, .,,_.;.  ���������<pg>pi.MtjMifc*|uutMSB<py*������_pjw '*yf*  i'rr*-'r\  .-,; Ii hi''electors    o^Ufkwoh    'Aluniei-  '���������Bal'ity  aiid'.^t'h*"' jjW)������ipc'ctil'jVQ--  oaradii-  .!'(ia.t*������ for if.h������ oPIJcb ���������bt' ilt'efeivb," -Coun^'  uliioW and School 'Truateiei wllphiavo-  lo��������� tik'������   i:i;tb"'ci>h������iderrjtlian������������������ the', now  myiihod rf T<Jitin&���������Proportional-R^p-/  r������.se;jtatifjii, w'h'ich"will''be ('applied alt  ^h.e, rerihiii.-ialn's 'munlci/pal' blocUo'na.  '..'HarelbiPoriB tlio   Reovi  ['and    the  'jvih'ibl'Trui'tc.s   havO' 'libou   elbot-eid  "at  Ins?"���������'ftud   the''Councillors--"'by  vardn."     Bui   nbw"'f,lio"i'Cou.n ell lorn  ������ill also  be elected   "at-largo" and  rflll no longer reprosenl one parllcu-  lf\r  wurd.    Tho electors will  hiivo a  .inanco to  vote- for tho  best -man  no  m;ii:or' in   what   v.xurd  'ho lives.     It  U  relieved 't'hal  this iw'ill eucoursutfo  ���������I'ol-isar   relation 'botweou  all   paints  it the municipality, a.i.ea'ch' councl'l-  tex'r  will" s'^ok'/'s'lipport noit merely in  hi* own localiity but in evc-ry :part-otf  Una 'itiunicljiality.  .' :<v oi'y olcjtor should !*a';n:il'i;vri7e  liMn:-:cl'. wt.-Hi. julie . new 'inpthod o'f  marklnp   the   bolloit.        Instead     of  mu.rklns txa-X 'fori'-lhe' mnn���������.you sup-  poivt, "you -will ''(instead place the  figure''I opposite.:-t)be ikiiio������ of the  malleoli likttibesO;-ihe.u;:igiii'.e..a may  be" placed > opposite tihie naime of  your second', choice; t'he figure 3 oip-  .pbflit'e'-the iiii*rne ^f "v-your -. fhifd  ..choice,-and so. on, martaiag aw many  choice*-as .you-iplaijw. Kaoh voter  .has only, ono rote' for oach-oF the  councillors and trusteees, but he nr.iy  '-.���������press other choice*.  In-order t-o acquadut ,the-clecLo'rajte  of- Mission' wft'h it-ha now .baliml. wo  'print, below *' balloit and wo Invite  our readers to assume'lilwvt'the por-  i-on;j named on it arccandldatos for  1'ho Mission Coiuwil. Mark itho ballot tha way you de.vlro, cut it out  and aciid or d-eluvor the ssuno In ^>������  envelope to this oPDice. The ballots  will be counted vnder t'. R. rules  ?,'.nd' tilie ��������� resii'l.t'j ��������� .a-iwnoiincod next  week. Vote 'cwrryiand olitcn.- illc:i;u  111 i.V dim c.t.1'0 h s ��������� to ��������� U.-h c v o t or s! Fo i: r  are to bo elected. In order to avoid  lota! fooling, wo aro n*in.g ns candi-  datr"3 men and wcrmeii. of naitiional  Interest:      , _ ��������� } '\  VALID BALLOT-Elect Four  * ** n    1  '.' ^ote^'plapno^h^filiire1 "Fm. the 'square opposite'fhg  name of your'firsrch.oice;'"tiie Ti'gurfe Soppo.sife the. name of  vour second choice; the figure-*3 after yoiffWiftf dioicw anH  ;Son!'" :You"^ifey:'"thu'k ;'fexpress* as''many' choices as you  oie^se/''lifyou'"^po1Vffl^ you may   return it to the  Presiding--  officer and obtain another "i'n'ifs pla;ce.;  " 'Mark-'-  Gr'dcr- oF"  Preference  *in 5quar-e*'->~������-  Beiow  1 KannBxwv^uuurwvcuacBu]  So'far as-we'/know .the-represonU-  tivoof D'ewdhe'y -has.'-not the-faintest idea of-what-'has-happened in  the Fraser Valley-���������especially--Dawd-  ney:'1- We1 have nb-t heard-.of::his:'vis-  iting' the district ���������'since;the. storm.;  But  has  he- DeWdney interests at j  heart''or'his1 own*'1 political-"interests? ;  .NAME OF CANDIDATE  Storm King  ICf.*  ,noa'! _  . General Favorite  ���������li iiiiiiiiiirr mnm ���������������������������  * i ( * ������^. t-��������������� / /���������%.  rvirs.  iremxtxaaaaa  ~{\   i%<rVf  !:  B. C Cream- ������������������..'���������  Johnnie on the Spot  aiJMAS WILL HAVTS  CONTEST  -.     , .,.   - FOtt. RE12VB.I  It is expected thatReov.e P..Fook$  and J. L. Atkinson will, tight it out  for the reeveahip of Sumaa'Municipality'for the year 1918. -The present councillors, E. Austin, Dan Mc-  Kenzie,' T.-B; Straiton and L. 0,  Lamaon will again bo in.the field.  According to the. .annual statement which has just, been Issued  . Sumas Municipality,'^, one of the  amallest In hte Fraser Valley, starts  the New Year free'from "'debt  and with-a- balance on hand of a-  59 60. The total"receipts during the  year amounted to ?14,900, whilQ the  diabursments   we're   about. $1.3,960.  Timelly.. Hint  To   Honest   John  AJd.' William '" McAdam' of-: New  Westminster has ' written - to --Hon.  John Oliver, provincial mininster-cf  agriculture, suggesting ' that* an-expert be sent out by the department  to advise fruit growers in iha area  devastated by the ice storm of last  v/eok as to the best methods of  grafting on injured trdes," tha "lie*t  v.-iriotios to uae from a commercial  point of-view, and genoarally to help  ' tiifim  in  making  tha  best of a U;hI  .01).  n'..:-R(.:  ��������� ">:t  lit Jlliaut Record of -Ool.   W.i Fwfrv  Viotoria.'-'"Jftc/ Si-^-Th������.'naw������.Mtkat  ���������Liout'ebi/'W; W;. Fos'terji-'formdn-de-.  puty mlr.hJter-'of ''publie -works has.  been awarded a'-bar to- his D.. SI; O.  was received byJ Victorians ^with-a  filing of: genuine 'pride- for -.all'i tho  citizens' of'tha capital- who-'haT������.dis-  ti).:^uished; themselves at the front  perhaps none--has a^ mora consistent  brilHauf're'c'ord'."-'"  "''''^,"'-"v/   "-iW'-;  s^E^EE  :;:F^!rFr5EFf'^?^^rrrcf������5  I'RJCT BOARD OF  *  ^.President, Hope Alanson"   Secretary, N..Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeling Held First Monday of Ecich Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  : with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit landsof  ,  the district, and industries already established,        jjj  How   About Your  V ...  A FIRM IS OFTEN JUDGED  JBY ITS STATIONERY. WHY  HAVE     CHEAP     PRINTING  Witt: IS* WHEN YOU CAN  GET NEAT FEINTING DONE  ON GOOD PAPER AT THIS  OFFICE, ALMOST AS CHEAP  AS PLAIN PAPER. BRING IN  y;UR ORDERS FOR  AS THIS PLANT IS THE ONLY UP-TO-DATE PLANT IN  THIS DISTRICT ORDERS CAN  BE FILLED WHETHER   BIG  OR SMALL, AND1-AT PRICES  AS REASONABLE AS INT.TH.E  CITIES JUST AS GOOD AS  WORK TOO. IF YOU HAYE  A LARGE  IT 'CAN :'BE'! DONE "AT-THIS  OFFICE ON SHORT-NOTICE.-  HAVE THE FRASER'VALLEY RECORD    SENT  TO YOUR FRIENDS.    $1.00 Per Year.  Printer and Publisher  GTY,  B C  Miss Mitchcel 1, who- has baen- with  tho* B. "C. J Telephone Gompany-for  several years, has resigned and taken  a position in Vancouver with 'oi'-q&nt-  ls!..  ->,!-,--  Her^j^ where we get  our power from to run  ��������� I  ....������;.- ......   .  the  Posts, machinery  vsnstmm^TMJto&lJ^^ .-,.{���������������������������'���������  \:/  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, 'ABBOTSFORD, B.. C. ,  Abbotsford an  ter'sons to  tie nree  Empire  ghihcerit  ana ngnts o  in sending  )  E^M  I  M  The following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson, killed.  H. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  H. R. Gray, killed.  E. 0. Collinson, killed.  A. Ames, killed. ,. c  J. F. Green,-killed.  Chas.' Wooler,  (Killed)  A.' Witchell   (Killed)  M; Mallalue (Killed) .  R.' Hughes (Killed)  H. Green (Killed)  6. Kidwell, killed.  John Gillen, (Killed)  Sergt.. C. T. McPhee  (KT.d)  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  A. J. Munro, (Prisoner)  L. Trethewey, (Gassed)  Wm. Morgan (Invalided)  S. McPhee (Wounded)  D. Campbell, -(Wounded)  Albert Davenport (Wound'd)  F. Brown, invalided.  Sid Montgomery  (Killed)  J. L. Sansom, (Returned)  Joe Mathers (Killed)  Arthur Croke,  (Prisoner)  E. A. Chapman (Killed)  T. M;Hutton, .Killed) M. M.  Stanley Attwood (Killed)  A. C. Dudden (Shell Shock)  M. W. Copeland (Gassed) M.C  A. F. Flumefeit (Killed)  Robert Gillen (Wounded)  G. N. Gillett (returned),,  G. Gough (Gassed)  A. Healey (Returned)  C. Hulton-Harrop, M. C.  Fred, Knox (Wounded)  P..D. McLagan (Killed)'  J. C. Par-ton (Killed)  A. Pegram, (Wounded)  Maj. B.;Pottinger (Killed)  B. W. Suthern (Pris. of War)  Walker Wallace (Wounded)  J, .Welch (Died of Wounds)  Percy Wilson, (Returned)  Manlius Zeigler (Returned)  A.' G. Adams.  E. Ariderton.  JJ Aitken.  H. Arnold.  F. Beale.  Steve Beebe  G. Bayes.  H-illiard Boyd.  Ed Barrett.  J. Bousn'eid.'  W. Bowman.  A. A. F. Callan.  J. H.- Campbell  W., Campbell.  Tom Campbell.  E. ChambefraihT ���������  Alex. .Chisholm  Fred Colboiirne  T. Davis.  T. Donnelly.  J. Downie.  Paul Diitase  Aiidy Ellwbod.  Wm. Evans'  Norman Evans  Geo^ Fadden  A. A. Fermodf.  J. Fernior  S. Finch.  J. Fraser,  Clarence Gazley.  D. G-eddes.  E. B. de.la.Giroday  H. Gordon.  H.  Grimley.  J. Hands.  G. E.-'. Hayes.  A. Hicks.  0,' Hicks.  Robt. Higginson  Matt Higginson.  . A. Hill-Tout.  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  V. Hulton-Harrop.  K. Huggard.  Ed Hunt  Wm. Hunt  at are we, who are  e Canadian  , J I. Johnston.  J. Kirkbride.  S. Knott.  Henry. Knox.  W. Laird.  Geo. E. Leary  Roy Mains  David. Mathers  . T. Mawspn.  Frank McCallum  J. McCormack.  Kenneth McGilivray.  Stewart McGillivray.  H. McKinnon  Wm. McTntyre ���������  Matt Nelson.;  Peter Pearson.  T.' Perks..  R. Peters.  T. Porter  S. Ramsay  John Rhodes  M. Rhodes.   ���������  N. Rucker  Geo. Sharp.  Robt. Sim.  H. Skipworth.  John Sinclair:  R. Smart.  T. Smeeton.'  H. D. Straiton  A. Teng.  W. W. Thaw  T. Usher..  Walker Wallace  Gordon Walters  . Harold Walters  Thos. Walters  Andrew Wells  A. Williams.  Jo. Willett  J.O.Williams.  Percy. Wilson.  Warren Welch  j  Ii  i  ehind, going to contribute  e saenhee or mose wno  rseas service.  atnotic r una, as our share,  en-  scriDtion.  ive a mon  jV^r^r���������^r^^'tfwTTi' ������1^ ABBOTSFORD POST, AR^QTSFt>itl\ B. &  \  PRISONERS   OF   WAR   (aWETING  FOR 11>1������  SS.Wt'migg.'^BBg'!  SflC  THE   STORM  ICING'S  VISIT  "This is just a line to send you  a greeting for 1918 and to than*  you-, tor all you have done,, and "all  that you are going-to do. ,oays Mrs.  Sillitoo to socrotary Red Gross for  support of our prisoners of war Li  Germany.' The number of our men  In tho prison camps is a stoadilly  increasing one'and our efforts must  keep .pace  with'this  increaso..  I.know you will like to hoar that  there-Ms a.special Invalids' Comfort*  Fund'.with headquarter*,, at Hove  near .Brighton, England. By means  'of this fund we can 'send orders for.  medicines and medical comforts  through, the Red Cross Society in  .Lorfdon,. and In thiB.way.we are able  to supplly the men in the prison hospitals -with what they..would otherwise' lack. -  l^.waa doubtful this year whether  it were wise to incur the expense ol  a Now Year's letter, but the following-' communication from Sergoant  Mkclioll,. escaped prisoner, la as  much for you as for the' Conimic-  tee, and, therefore, must be sent  to you.:  .   Dear. Mrs. Sillitoe:  - "As'an escaped prisoner, knowing,  and fullly appreciating, your personal endeavors, and that of the Red  Cross, in so far as it affects prisoners ot war, I wish once more to  convey my sincereat thanks to you  and the patrons of the Prisoners or  War Funr, and I "wish-them all the  very beat wishes for the coming  year. Yours Yery sincerelly, 1C50O  Sergt. Q. F,, Mitchell.'.'  May God' grant? that 19 IS will see  the .end of this awful war and tha*  a wise and honourable pease may be  concluded, but until - thai time  co'mbs'iet us 'continue our endeavors  to be'worthy of what'these men  have done for us and to aiake this  wearisome timQ of imprisonment as  bearable  for  them aa  p'dsfiible.  MT.  LEHSL1N NEWS  Mr. and Mrs. Jaa. McEachren and  ehildren'/of Clay burn, -spent a few  days''W the home of Mr. GUlir dur-  'ini''the::' holidays.'  ,. MiH8 Mabel Christie,. of Vancouver;-who. has been visiting her.patents over the holiday, returned to  town. '  ".. -Mr. and Mrs. D. Waateli, of Vancouver Island, spent New. Year's day  with'' Mrs. Waatoll's slater, Mrs.  (Rev.)   Mitchell.-  Mr. Ernest McBachren, "of H": M.  S. atalnbow, of Eaquimalt, spent a  few: days'with hia uncle, Air".'Alex.  Oillls.v  Mr. and Mrs. ira Roid, Mrs. Frank  Baldwin and son, Frankie, of New  Westminster, were New Year's via-  ��������� Mr." Campbell and daughter, of  Vancouver, are visiting her parents  Mr. and Mrs. Hicks.  Mr;;. John Campbell, of Vancouver  spe'nt;Va few days with Mr.. Lester  Ferguson.  MisB.Eff.le McLean, of Now West-  m'iiistei;, spent New Year'* day with  Mlsa'.-'Flora Gillis. ,  The. annual masquerade ball given  by the local Orangemen was held io  Orange hall here Friday ulght., A  large crowd attended and spent a  ve/y enjoyable evoning. Maokneaa'  orchestra of New Westmiuster, provided the musio.  'iho Loyal Oranae Lodga No;'1868  held its annual meeting and appointed the following officers: W.  M., A. L. Batos; P. M., A. 0. Thomson; recording oflcretary, Peter R.  Keary; director of Qoremonies, Vym  Merryfleld; lecturer, John Croy;  financial secretaary, J. E. Israel;  treasurer, Angus McLgan; committee  Jaaiefl Towlan, W. J, Spallan, R.  Marsh, Wm. Merryileld and Hugh  ���������ttlJlis.  Oh!  Xmas came, a lovely day  The sun Bhone out so bright and gay  Vnd people who had come,to stay.  A. while at Mission  Scarco  lenew  the  word  'twei;e  be������t  to say  Of,, such conditions. ,;  Hut scarcely had the happy smllo, '.  That   makoB   tho   Xmao   tide   worth  v/hllo  A.nd rocomponsos for tho trials  0'   life's  caroor,' ,  Soothed all our hoarts like wine and  ���������oil, '  When dear!    Oh dear!  Down  through  our vale  an  eastern  ���������  brooso  Of only 29 degrees  But cold  enough to mafco it freeze  While rain did dash.  And icicles formed on the troes  Like bars o' glass.  Tho   groaning   trees   could 'scarcelly  bear  Their icebound branches in tho air  When'o'er the hills the wind'would  roar  WT spiteful vim '  And through the-orchard twist and  tear  Them limb from; limb.  The wires o'teiegraph and phone  You'd  hear them h������wl and screech  and moan  And "neath their weight of ice they  groan  riu'.-n crack and smash ,  As  wires and arms and- poles went  down  3r;jsh after crash. .  With  wirx&s all  twisted,   mixed.and  bent  No message o'er them- could be .sent  i"'ho city all in darkness went  N'eath   night's   dark   shroud  ^ave the dull beams the moon it lent  Through drizlling cloud.  The rains    among    the    mountains  Doured  Through rocky glens    the    torrents  roared  And under railway tracks they bored  And played theh devil  Tearing from out the shallow ford  ihe focku and' gravel.   ,  ������������������ ������������������. i,    ���������  Away "up there by Squaknm Lake  Where-'1 devils  dance    and     witches  wake'  And hoodoos come their    plans    to  ' make.'-  \.r.d  reek  their vengeance  Vjwn came the debris o'er the track  And stopped the engines.  All  down' 'the Hatzic mountain side  Great   sheets   of  ice   would, acrooch  and slide  Into  the  creek  called  Suicide'  Wi' noise abhorrant  rhen awoep toward the Fraser's tide  A. raging torrent.  Way down by Haney where the mud  Spreads o'er the tFack at every-flood  ��������� For: all the railway' heads may stud  And tax their brains  For all their men may dig and spud  It stopped, the trains.   '  ���������Wound Chilliwack -'twas    worse   and  worse  The icy winds upon  them.burst     .  Twero hard to tell it forth in verse  Tho orchards slaughtered  While porr old Sumas was immersed  '���������������������������n  icy  coid  waters.  i'he poor fruit' farmers they looked  brown )  To sec their fruit trees all split down  ���������Is though some evil power had  mown  VI' humlike wrath  Soaring alike through trees anu  town  lis hellish swath.  t  was indeed a sickening ���������sight  'o  see   the  havoc' done  that  night  Boughs torn right off to left and  right  As clean as a whistle  Like Dan McCormick or Doc Wright  Reaps   down   tho  thistles.'  However keen the loss he felt  Tiu useless after all to yelp  O'er  things  like  this that  can't  be  helped  So cheer up Mission  And  set  to   work   to  have  it  dealt  Wi'   care  and  vision.  Sweet Fraser! May thou gently glide  Down through thy valley, rich and  wide :  May   fruitful   orchards   by   thy   side  Still bloom and bear  It never may again betide  Like this affair,  J.   A.   LAMPARD.  CROSS REPORT  (From Fraser Valley Record)  '   A box was shipped- to headquarters j  Vancouver on December 18, conta'tu-  ' ^ the. following articles:  ' 30 nianytailed bandages     ���������   ���������  '   2 4 personal property bags  '   12 suits pyjamas .    -��������� ���������    ���������  6  surgical socks '  11 trench caps <-  U4 Btrotchor caps . -  ''  1  bundle old linen  ��������� lg handkerchiefs' '"  Tho Rod Cross ladios are very  gra'tino'd to Mrs. Appleby's clrclo for  tho Bplondid work they are -doing.  The second box received fromUhein  on December 18th containing;   3' pairs pyjamas '��������� '��������� ���������  9' prs.  Socks "    .  ". :jj stretcher caps'"        " .  24 many" tailed bandageB    ���������  waa'Bplondid-and- the work so nicely  done. ,- Wo-'hopc they will be able to  .continue this work: as it is such ,a-,  help in. sendinsr(the -monthly box to  Vancouver.-    - ���������;��������� v-  At the meeting of the 'Red 'Cross  on Tuesday, January 8th a comfort  bag was packed and-' shipped-. ��������� to  Guitto Galliford at Halifax, who was  left without anything after the terT  ribie disaster there. The' bag . contained the following, artlclos .  Writing Tablet .  Envelopes  aiid  poncil ���������        Tooth Brush and" Paste  Comb; towels  '  Shaving  Soap, "Brush,  Razor,  Two Hand Brushes, needles, plus,  Safety 'Pins/Thread, Bachelor Buttons, Wash Rag, 2'prs Socks,  2. Handkerchiefs,'. Washing   Soap,  Talcum Powder,  Gum, '        i  Candy, and  Cigarettes.  The proceeds of the Masonic Slipper' givet1. on December lith was as  r'ollows.  Receipts:  Supper   ...'.j..:..'.'..'."- - ~.?30.D0  Sale  of   Cooking     4-K5  Donations   '.....'.\.r -     6-"'J  Total    '. ���������..���������.-   Expenses:  Meat -   Butter   .' 'C...'.   Dishes   ..A.!...'.'4'.'...:   Mrs.  Thorpe   .,   Balance  ...... 1.  23,������j5  WINTER   TIME  The telephone is of particular'value in winter time.  When weather' conditions are unfavorable to travel, wita -  hand. One simply talks, distance .fcoes not. count.  Through storms temporarily interfere with aery Ice, the  jnen in the field soon restore communication.. Telephone  service., is- continuous���������as continuous us human yowor  short days and  dark  nights,  the telephone is right at  ��������� can  make it.  - ,     ; V  Tho  long distance  telephone  is your  best  friend  in  winter.    Spocial rateso on our lines in the evening.:-;.'  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  While wishing you a    prosperous  Year, .might we also suggest that  LEE'S BREAD AND GROCERIES  are always fresh and of high quality.  '���������>;<  LEE,   Groeer   and   BaKer  2.00  See me now about that Insurance  Total   ..i.'...."..'..Vi...'. ?41.15  The Society Ms very graieful too  for the donation of $1.75 from the  Steelh'ead' school   also   oho  pair  of  Socks. -*-; ���������  Contributions to Patriotic Fund  ,Contributions.-;to.'the Canadian Patriotic Fund, -paid through the Government Agency,- New Westminstor,  B. C, by Provincial Government Employees during the year 1917,-waa-as  follows: ������������������.-.'������������������  Government -Agent's-Office..? .-235.87'  Assessor and Col: Office .;.    173.08  Land  Registry .Office ....,.,..,] ,015.40  Supreme-and County Court     209.43  New  Westminster  GaoL....:.  Boiler Inspectors Office .���������.-���������  Now Westminster-Bridge...:  Mission"Ferry -....-   Pitt River. Bridge ...:.:   Sheriff :....���������::'.-.' r   E. \V. Pattlson    'C. MacKlnnori''f'-V.:./   253.93  ���������739.16  ���������������������������321.&0  116.82  55.32  72.00  27.74  9.00  Ma-:m  Ferffuson  Will  Not Run  Trustee Ferguson wishes_. us to  siny that ho will NOT be a candidate  for school trustee this year, as ha  believes he has done his duty in this  respect and it is some other peraon a  taru. ,   ......... ^^B.  53,229.25'  I have a large and splendid supply, of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low. prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  Emphatically  Denies  The  Rumor  Mr. A. G. Fisher of Hatzie called  at this office this week for the express, purpose of; asking Us to "mo?t  emphatically deny the well-founded  rumor" that ha was to :stand for  school trustee, owing to the hi^h  coot of living and a few other little  (things  too numerous to mention.  COAL for DELIVERY  Abbotsford Feed Store  Cash Wkh Order  **-?"  iSlg&ft'  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Suppliei   .  Phone CofiReetioB. Mission City  .exandna  Farmefs' and Travelersj  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY,  PRQPRIET  HUNTINGDON, B: C.  WBSBSSSSfBBBSBmSS  ^...^^MJ^Msh.l

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