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��� With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Staf^|#^x -
abbotsford! o, c. Friday,' January 14, 191o. ^
$1.00 per Year
inter Goods
Ladies' All Wool "Unilevvesls, lo clear tit, cacii. .$L00
Ladies' Winter Weight Vosis, Lo clear al each .
Men's Wool Mixture Sox, 4 pair for $1.00
Children's Bearskin Mud's, Ruffs and Coats
. Greatly Kedueed hi Price
Children's Long Rubber Boots, sizes 9, 10, 12. and 2
Regular $2.25 and $2.50 for $1.00 a pair
2 only pair,    Boys Long Gum Boots,  -size 1 and 4
Regular- $3.25  for    . ..' $1.90
l.pair Ladies' Long Rubber Boots, size 3 V6 for . .$1.00
Men's Lined Horse Hide Gloves, Special per pair $1.25
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Men's "Wool Mitts per pair
3 lbs India Ceylon Tea for . .
3. rbs Choice Amber Coffee for
Climax Jams, 4's, each	
Mcintosh's Marmalade, Each  .
: $1.00
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Your Ad. in This Paper
LOOKING .li'Olfc Y0U.H Ai>.
If you COULD (although, OF COURSE, you
can't) stop every man you meet on tlie streets
asd ask: "Do you want to buy a pair of shoes?"
(Or any other kind of goods) You-.might find
half a dozen who would say "Yes." Perhaps not
one of these, however, would want to buy the
article you want to sell.
If your advertisement, however, were to be
printed in these columns this week, it would
OTHER ARTICLE���and it wouldn't "stop" my-
one who didn't want to buy- That's the beauty
of the advertising way of finding a buyer. Tho
ad. finds the buyer through the simple process of
being easily and readily found BY the buyer-
And if, among the prospective buyers of goods,
there is one to whom your goods would be a bargain, and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll sell
what you want to sell.
wmuwevr. .'*-<
The, Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian
church will me'-t at Iho home of. Mrs.
Harold iVlclvii!nun oil Wednesday, ol'
January.  I'Mii
The manages of the Frof-I'ytorirui
church met foi their monthly ..meeting ou "Wednesday even mi:'. A full at-
l on dance war- present.
Mni Green psont Hie week end in
air. L'. 0. JJIeiir and son George
were visiting ia Vancouver for a few
days this week.
iVIr. Colin Fraser and" Mr. Robert
Towel I   were  visitor.'-  lo  Sumas.
��� Mr.   Hill-Tout lias  returned   home
attar a short visit to Vancouver.
Coasting is in full blast on Yale
road. Dozens of children take, possession of the hill during the day
and are joined by both men and women in the evening. Many hand
sleighs and about a dozen bob-sleighs
are in constant use.
iVIr. J. ��� \j. ���Campbell attended the
meeting of the "Westminster Presbytery in Vancouver this week.
Mrs. IvicMenemy has been indisposed for a few days, but" no tiling more
serious than'the ���mumps."
I V In
Cupid  Scores  Again
' C.  U. F. '-'J
A very quiet but pretty wedding
was solemnized in'the Presbyterian'
church on Monday, January 10th .at
1:45 p. m. by the Rev. J. E. Campbell when Miss Jessie Elizabeth Case
was united in marriage to William
Alexander Lahenuey, both of Ab-
bolsfbd. .The bride looked pretty in
a blue travelling suit with hat" to.
match and was attended by Miss
Dolly Rowles of Sumas,'while Robert
Powell acted as best man. None but
immediate friends of 1 Lie bride and
"��� groom were present. Mr. and Mrs.
Lahonncy left on the afternoon train
for a short honeymoon to the' coast.
On their return they will reside in a-
partments in  the Authier Block
Mr.- and Mrs. McMastcr's home-
had a very^-narrow escape from fire,
on Wednesday evening about six o'clock. Blazes several feet high
streamed from the chimney for about
five minutes, but large sparks cf fire
fell for a long time afterward and
an occasional /lams. On account of
the snow covering everything no damage was dene around the yard
ber the receipts as well as the expenses And after all the balance is
the tiling. When the war started,
Ih'e "linn was hopelessly in debt
while the opposition concerned had
been piling up heavy reserves for
years. Today, after 10 months, the
conditions arc entirely different. Our
competitors'  reserves are gone,  and
Mr. Joseph King and Miss. Ida
Matthews of Abbotsford were united
in marriage on Monday last in Mission City on Monday last by Rev. Mr.
:Conn. They will reside in Abbotsford.   ' ',   . .   .
;    Some people are said to get their
'.cigars for nothing.
(From Fraser Valley Record)
On Sunday evening last a small fire
was noticed in the basement of the
store of the ?/Iission Hardware Co.s
The alarm was given and willing
hands were soon present to put the
fire out. Not much damage was done
beyond a real good scare, and the loss
has been adjusted by the insurance
brokers Messrs Catherwood and Watson. .
The mystery of how the fire started is unknown.
The town needs a better fire protection. ' Our night watchman was
not present to cur knowledge. Hy
the v��ay whore is our night watchman
anyhow?    One  policeman  cannot be
they are paying dividends out of cun-ioxne^cd to bo on duty night and day
ital���a course which invariably leads i
Battalion of approximately ',,1100
men is beint recruited in the Fraser
Valley. ��� ��� ���    ..
Lieut. Henderson.will be al Abbots
ford every Wednesday until further
notice to receive recruits. Informa-
tiou may be obtained and names left
at the Abbotsford Hotel.
��� A private soldier in the Canadian
Overseas Forces ' receives uniform,'
overcoat, boots, underclGthes ��� and
socks, plenty of-good food and pay of
$1.10 per, clay. If married his" wife
receives $2 0.00 per month from the
Dominion Government -and $i5.00-
per month compulsory assignment
from her husband's regimental pay.
She also receives an average monthly grant of $20.00 from the Canadian
Patriotic Fund where this Association
is working. If there is more than
one child there is a further grant
made by the Government.
Reeve���J. L. Atkinson. '
Councillors, Ward I.���W. Roberts.
Wardll.���E. E. Austin.
'.   Ward III'.���T. B. Straiton. \"'-������'Tr::"\ v
, Ward IV.���L.'O.-Lamsoir-'' ,' '*. ' \[-^r ,;
".  School TruBtees^T^Bfi-StraUan;'eV ' -:':
E. Austin and J": *W. Winsdri^":.^.!S&v ���..-.f ���'
All were elected-;-by>acclamalon-.i;./,^*v
'��� '"Mr  TrethewVy'.is""confinW,to:rthe|^l|
house this week,   r '  ������-';.���*'��'-':-���-���,   ���if;..\A��W':
The Royal Studio is- open-on".Wednesday's and Saturdays.
Mr. Frank Wooler of Pcardonville
was in twn on Thursday.
to the bankruptcy court; the while
we have l��:en improving (on, the
whole) our position, and can soon be
able oven to "lend 'cm a bit" l,ol
us put it int*> ligues. And let us remember in spoaUiii/.: of armies, I hat
eIfecfives which are properly ef|uip:
(���(!'[ in c\t:vy reaped, and .'.aippliod
rt-illi nil ui'uiiliMiir; aud rc(iuii",Miciil:'
of waifaf:, an- the only armies that
count. Merc numbers of men, however enthusiastic aud eager to light,
;;o long a.s they are minus Ihe:/-' nec-
cs'-arieH, are worth nothing.
At the outset the two central Empires were possessed of men and ���munition's for armies numbering 10,-
000,000. These men were perhaps
not all called up, but the eauipment
possessed of men and munitions for
armies numbering less than .0,000,-
0.00: Of course, the Allies had more
men���but no equipment. And tho
ten millions were working''on inside
linos, while the. five were trying to
keep (.hem back. And the .1.0 had
plentiful reserves of. ammunition
and explosives, while the f> had uoii".
The marvel is not that the 5 could
not wipe not the 10, but that, the
1.0 did not break thro' just -whore
they wanted to and wipe out the 5.
TheTi doubtless made mistakes; but
the 10 must have made a great many
more mistakes, or the thing would
have been over Ion;,' ago. These are
the plain  fuels. There aro other
matters in which the Germans had
enormous strategical advantages. Iter
rails were all built willi a view to a
great war. She. can move more cn-
onn.'jiii; masses of men quickly on
t.h.-:He strategical railways to where-
ever she wan is them��� and so an army nominally five millions becomes
equal lo an average army of  10 mil-
(Continued on Page Four)
i From
raser Vailey Record)
The  following  letter  was received
by a resident of M'-siou    City,    and
will   prove   inleresling   to  our  readers: . ,
Tlie map is all right, the concert
v. as all light, but the conduct of
the war is all wmng, is what I glean
|'n-m your lottm*. Well, J do not suppose anybody wlm is concerned in
ihe; holocaust is quite satisfied with
the aspect of things ��� I know Germany .is not. And doubtless every a-
mateur strategist thinks he could do a
great deal betteer. I have met many
���back from the scene of action���
who knew all about it, and where
this ""cneral and that general blundered. And 1 have also run across
other participants, in the same fights
who told, me my previous informants
were���liars, who knew nothing at all
about it, etc., etc. The only course
an outsider like myself can be reasonably safe in taking is to study
principles���and take long looks. I
know this is a method which does
not appeal to the spectacular and the
sensational .palate so redolent of the
average "Amurican," and it certainly
will not help to sell the papers���and
it will probably be voted dead and
dull and essentially British; but I
prefer to abide by it By nature an
optimist, I don't propose to allow
any pessimistic waves to wash me a-
wa.y. We have made "bloomers"���
and wc shall make more. The man
who rarely makes a mistake rarely
makes anything else. But when we
cast up the balance sheet we remem-
Mr. J. Hutchison's mother and sister are preparing to return to Scotland in a few weeks.
Mr. W. Yenny of the B. C. E. R.
is back on he job again feeling a
great deal better thank you.
Mr and Mrs. Lachlan McNeil returned from Vancouver last week and
arc re./'diug with his brother John
A call frcm St. Paul's church, Vancouver was made to Rev. 11. G. Mc-
Bcth, M. A., and he will give his
decision in a few clays.
Mr. Peter McCuloch is steadily
improving in health and strength and
his many friends will be pleased to
see him back to his post when he is
The Presbytery of Westminster
met in Chalmer's church on Tuesday
the l'l.th when a vote on church union was taken, 35 in favor and 10 a-
The Rev. C. McDiarmid will conduct the services next Sunday the 16
in the Presbyterian church while Mr.
Campbell officiates at the Eburne
The explosion at the Abbotsford
Hotel was nothing more than the hot
water boiler seeking relief. It had
nothing to do with the approach of
the return of our beautiful weather
Our cub reporter on his return to
the office fter his rounds of the town
on Thursday reported that Mr. J. J.
Sparrow was not looking well; probably getting the mumps. Of course
the reporter is not a doctor,
$2.50 luiys 1000 printed Envelopes;, $1.75 pays for 500
Envelopes. These prices are
good for balance of this montfii. THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Ppv.i. ���������  t3>.-.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published  Every  i'Viday. l>.v The Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  *    Advor'tisiing   rates   made   known   on   application  ,   Our   Shibboleth-  J. A. BATES,.  -Neither   1'or   nor   agin'   the   Cioverinnent  Editor and Proprietor  MAPLE RIDGE NOMINATIONS  PR I DAY  JAN U All Y   H,  .1916  THK MKSSAG'K TO 8HIK.K.EKS  The following is an extract from an officers letter received by  an eastern,exchange towards the close of the year:  "1 thank God that 1 made the move from Canada when I did  as I have seen how much one man can Help on theffight, and if I  get back safely nothing in the world, could buy or replatttthe  things that-I cherish during this period. If 1 had stayed at  home, and just gone on working I know .that at the end of the  war I could not look a man (or, a would-be man) straight in the  eye. No man has anyidea of what is going on unless he is here  in khaki.     I can tell you that.  One boy not far from us was buried alive by a shell, and the  'next shell that hit unearthed him. This chap is a brother of one  of my. men and it goes to show that miracles are still m existence  I should relate many other things that have happened. In the  "Dug Out" at an observation post, an officer and his man were  stationed, a shell exploded, blew the book to pulp, a piere of the  shell cut this officer's'cigarette case and cigarettes m two, just  over the heart, and then cut his right wrist. The operator had  seven wounds in him and still they would not leave their post  Another mircle and noble hearts. The man was recommended  for the D. C. M. and a D. S. 0. for the officer."  One gratifying result from thc-prescnt state of affiairs upon  this continent, in which Canada is taking the part of an adult  member of the family of nations and accepting the responsibilities attaching thereto, while the United States sits carefully a-  loof and professes complete indifference as to what happens to  the world provded that America is not meddled with, is a notable  diminution of that quality of "bounce" which used to be so prevalent among a certain class of Americans, and which used to  afford so much annoyance to peaceable but self-respecting Canadians     Cultured Amercans have always been chastened and  subdued persons, but there have been times when the uncultured  American was not, especially when in Canada, a country which  it pleased him to regard as being in a status of enslavement from  which he himself had escaped several generations ago.    This is  ��������� all changed.    Every American except Mr. Henry Ford (and ev-  ' en he is beginning to see light) now realizes that this country  while pursuing certain great and important ideals, has grossly  ; neglected and under-estimated certain others, and thus has allowed herself to drift into a position of singular and distressing  "JfflDwerlessness, compared with our own position, even as a non-  ': voting member of the British Empire, is dignified and impressive  It is important to remember that if the United States .went  to war at this late date, with one or other of the Teutonic Empires, she' would do simply as an additional member, and not a  very important one, of the existing coalition.    Her influence upon the ultimate decisions of the war, her voice in the final roun-  sels, her weight in the determination of peace, would be rather  less'than that of, let us say, Roumania���������whose accession at the  present moment would be of much greater military importance.  No matter how stupenclus may be the wrongs done her, to  her dignity as a nation, of the rights of her citizens, to the persons of her sons and daughters.to the majesty of her flag.she cannot resent them, except by placinb herself at the service of the  real avengers, the real Great Powers of the world, Great Britain,  France and Russia, and their strange half-ally, the mysterious  ambitious Japan. The work that they have to do, the vindicating  of Humanity*and Public Law, can be done without her.    They  will, in due time, establish for her her own freedom and safety,  without her having aided in the task in any way.    There was a  time when her fleet could have aided in that very notably, but  she did not then trust herself to move.    Ther eis still a time  when a powerful army, delivered at a vital spot, could earn for  her the right to sit at conquerors' council; but the army does not  exist.    Is it any wonder that President Wilson clings to peace,  and vindicates American rights only wilh (hat industrious pen  which may be mightier than  ihe sword but is also a darned  sight safer?���������Beck's AVeekly.  (From the Fraser Valley Record)  Oh Nomination day Patrick Wiley,  formerly   in  Vancouver,  sought  and  received   nomination  lor   Reeve,     in  opposition to N.  S. Lougheed;  on a  platform of retrenchment;  retrenchment in salaries, in the wiping out of  the   Muiiclual 'Constable's   office,   a  lowering of taxes, with a greater expenditure on roads than ever known  before.    Magistrate  Laity asked  for  an  explanation  of    the    supporting  power of this unique platform,  but  was shown only, more planks which  were to rest on the visionary supports  .    j. Lilly, and Mr. Miller, were new  candidates for .couscilman, while the  old members, Ansell, Bail, Dale anu  Ewing each were in    the    running.  Much was looked from Mr. Miller, as  he   faithfully pVomised    many,    and  great reforms; new a'nd efficient method of roadmaking which would be  guaranteed to please and satisfy every  ratepayer' ki    the    municipality  without, exception,    in   this   he  was  to be aided, if indeed he needed help  in so simple a matter, ,by Mr. Wiley  should the two be returned.     But even  nomination  day has  "a  morning  after;"  and  on Tuesday, Miller and  Wiley  withdrew;   leaving the Reeve  and  Councillors,  in  by  acclamation.  Voting will   take  place on  Saturday  when school, trustees will be elected  from the following candidates:  G. 0  Buchanan,  Robt.   Blake,  Mr.  Platte,  Mr. Andersn of Maple Ridge and Mr.  Biggs.  The reports from the-Royal'Columbian regarding Mrs. Brimacombe's  improvement arc not yet as satisfactory as her friends would like.  A little daughter was born to the  wife of  Samuel Eagle,    Haney,    on  Tuesday morning, the 4th of January  ��������� There is some discussion- amongst  ratepayers,' as to the office of Supervisor  of'Roads;   and  as, the feeling  is unanimous that a genuinely effic7  ient man, one who-understands road-  making   and  construction   in  all   its  phases,   should  be  appointed  to  the  position,   it  is     under     consideratin  that the office be given to Mr. Wiley;  at a salary of fifty dollars a month,  lie   to   provide   an'tl   keep   his   own  horse, necessary for the getting over  the lines of work.   .This is rather a  munificent remuneration    for    such  light and irregular work; but as the  position   is  only   for   six  months   in  tha year, it is felt that a salary perfectly satisfactory to  the gentleman  himself  is  but right.       The matter  has not been  discussed  by  the new  council, but Mr. Wiley's friends feel  certain that they will consider a petition to this effect.  Drs. Gilbert ��������� Hawn^-A^dsrson  British     ColMrrjbifl's' Laadjnq        ~*j!?ll~  WHY PAY IlICi OENTALCHARGES?  You will more than save your fare to Vancouver by having  your dental work done "in our Vancouver offices. \\ e Have  special arrangements TO SAVE YOUR TIME. Not more than  two clays are required to complete your work. ;    ,  OUR PRICES ARE ABOUT ONE:HALF THOSE CHARGED BY OTHER DENTISTS. _  ,A11 work' GUARANTEED and performed WITHOUT THE  SLIGTEST PAIN. '��������� . ,. . ,���������     .  Second Floor, Dominion Bty. ZQ7ttastinq$ St. W. Cor. Gamble  VANCOUVER  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary. Hill  oi Abbotsford, B. C.      o./  Meeting Held First Monday of Eaeh^fonth    ���������  ���������Write the. secretary Tegarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands ot  the district, and industries-already established.       j^  A WASH   IS A ,IOY    .  when one's bath room is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental and  open work plumbing. It's an artistic triumph. Have the bath room  a joy. Let your plumbing arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments ot the art will  permit.    We'll show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery i31dg -  Abbotsford  LIVELY ITEMS PROM STEELHEAD  Nothing  will  add more to"  the pleasure of ihe friends and kinsfolk  at home.  The municipalities of the Fraser Valley, so far as we can  learn are run very economically, both as regards the municipal  work and as regards the schools. Economy and efficiency.go together at all times, or at least should.  There is a tendency to kick about the road making of the  municipalities and we have heard considerable about it. There  are roads in Mission municipality that since we have resided in  district has always been out of .repair, according to some people.  It may be right, yet we can point to some that have each year  had an abundance of money and labor put on them and yet during the wet weather are almost impassable. But when all is  said and done, the roads will compare very favorable with the  roads in some of the older provinces, where more time and labor  has been expended���������but that does not make our roads what they  ought to be, but it shows that road making is an art which not  every man who runs for councillor or reeve understands. The  municipalities do not want to borrow money, and the taxes "collected are not enough to keep the roads in repair and build new  ones.  When the Dominion government assists in the matter of���������  if it ever does���������assist in our road building in the province it is  then may we expect an improvement.  (From Fraser Valley Record)  Two buildings on Mr. F. Judd's  homestead, Steelhead, caved in last  Saturday evening. Five Chinamen  were living iii one of them, but escaped without injury.  There is about 28 inches of snow  covering the Steelhead Valley.  A petition has been circulated a-  niong the residents of the Valley during the past weok for the purpose of  having the post office removed to Mr.  J. C. Bohle's house, on the Dewdney  Trunk road. Everyone to whom it  was presented signed it.  Mr. F. Judd, is now preparing to  deliver the remainder of the bolts  on his homestead on the Cardinal  Road, to the flume.  The Stoltze camp is expected to  resume operations during the coming  week.  There is some talk of a store being  located on the corner of the Cardinal and Dewdney Trunk roads.  Mrs. Melville Bryan went to Vancouver for a couple of weeks' visit on  Monday.  Mr. E. Mernin and Mr. H. Feaseler  are in Butte, Montana.  'SOURDOUGH  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B.  C.      :-:  AUCTION SALE ON THE 29th  Messrs Catherwood & Watson will  hold their next monthly sale on the  2 9th of the present month at he  Matsqui Hotel yards at 1 p. m. Now  and until the day of the sale entries  for auctioning off will be held. Get  the articles listed as early as possible.    See Mr. Watson.  See me now about that Insurance  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  ���������  Abbots  ^  w  isrgjp**?^^ /  <\  1 I  f  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  To assure patrons of printing a thoroughly appropriate and artistic product  requires both a theoretical and a practical knowledge���������in other words a mental  conception as well as a practical one.  Both are at your service.    r  BATES, The'Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING  Is always good, because it possesses the  qualities that go to make up good Printing: correct topography, good press work  harmony of color and appropriate stock  selection���������these are all the earmarks of  Bates'  Printing���������the worth-while  kind.  BATES, The Printer���������-JOB DEPARTMETN  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Price's  PRINTING SERVICE  The shop is equipped with every modern  device necessary for the execution of  . high-grade Printing, and our working  facilities are so ample that prompt  service is both a pleasure and a possibility..  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SATISFACTION  Years of practical knowledge and an extensive and modern plant equipment assure patrons a service that cannot be  surpassed.- A telephone call will place  the order. Our Number is 520.  If busy order by 'phone. ?  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home-of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING OF GREAT VARIETY  We are equipped to handle every kind  and quality of Printing���������Business, Fruit  Growers, Fruit Lists, Publications���������in  from one to four colors. Satisfaction  guaranteed or no charge Is made for the  work, which can be returned.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  COMMERCIAL PRINTING  Such as Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads, Cards Circulars Statements and  ���������in fact anything in the way of Printing���������wni receive intelligent attention  and a thorough highgrade production  if left in our care.  BATES, The Printer, JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  POSTER PRINTING  We print large and small Posters of all  kinds���������any color of paper or ink. Our  prices for this kind of work is cheaper  than in the cities, and the quality of paper and ink is just as good. No rent to  pay is part of the secret.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PUBLICATION PRINTING  We have unrivaled facilities for execu-  ing all kinds of Printing, as is attested  by the large amount of Printing we have  handled in the last seven years. Quality  of work unsurpassed, and delivery in  time assured.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  Proper - Publicity - Proves - Profitable  Hub Square     I    A   0^i.^������ Mission City  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER I'oo-  1   as  in  nar-  ,'(Continued Irom ."ago One)  lions on account of its mobility.  pic   "on   Hie   fringe   of   empire'  you   call    if   really   ninsl    boar  mind   that   our   enemy   was   pr< .  ing   for   this   thing, for   many   yours,  aiid not expect' a country which  has  ��������� novor had or provided for an immense army of millions to got.all its  organization in order and, ovorcum-  in|; the result of these years, of preparation, wipe them up in a few  weeks. Officering lias, in the main,  got nothing to do with if. Fighting-  today is not tlie thing it,was years  ago. Then the human clement was  everything���������an Englishman was always expected to be worth at least  3 of any other breed., Arms 'have  changed"all that: The machine gun  is no respecter of particular nationalities, and can be wforked equally well  bv most breeds. Wc still seem to expect a British olliC3r to take a handful of men and face an enemy of  thousands���������but isn't it rather unchar  itable to blame, him if he fails? -. So  far as there has been any open manoeuvres  in   this  conflict British   ot-  ��������� ficers have shone splendidly. The  greatest test of an officer, is his ability  to' retreat. By all the canons of  strategy Von Kluck, with his immense superiority in numbers, artillery, cavalry, etc., should have entirely smashed the British force and  finished the game for France in the  retreat from Mons, but he came up  against two. or three of the clearest  fighters living���������French, Snufh-l>or-  icn and Haig 'i no French at first  funked it, and ran away in masses.  When they saw how Von Kluck was  being held and delayed, and the big-  fight we were putting up, although a  comparative handful in numbers,  they pulled themselves together, and  ' the lot drove the Huns back to where  they are now. France was saved���������  and Germany lost the war. Trenches  were the only game to play until  such time as we could meet the enemy on equal footing as regarded e-  , quipment.. Since that time there has  been incessant warfare, but very little opportunity for startegy���������'and  that's where officers come in. When  we can meet them with guns and all  other necessaries on hand, let the  'pessimists get ready to climb down.  There" will stlli be blunders���������plenty  of them. The balance is the thing  that counts. Your "Aurican" wiseacres think that we are making a  holy mess of things, etc. etc., ad nauseam,���������but. I notice that the German  mark is still reducing in value at New  ��������� York and the British sovereign is still  it.    Strange, isn't it  is a saying of yours,  Somehow or iinothoi  money gets a very big say for'.'ilsi  liiorican joiirtnilistK in Germany as to  mericau.journalists in Germany os to  how things aro going on  there have  distinctly  altered  in   tone     of    late.  i ii.iigs oo not seem quite so rosy as  I hey  were.     I  expect Germany is retrenching in expenditure on  newspaper iiu-ii. Awful expensive those poo-  j>lo aro.     Have  to  pay  'cm -well,  or  they'll  tell  the' truth. ' I .see one of  the'm   lias  even  had   flic audacity  to  say ihat Germany is getting short of  nie!i!,,!Jroba!)iy the tip lie was promised  didn't come  to  Hand.     It  must  have been a bad loss, for ho goes on  to say that troops to the number of  another 2 00 0 have had to be sent to  Berlin to deal with  food riots.     And  tho German Chancellor says there is  no shortage of food-.Oh that 20 millions  of  pigs!   Fancy ,everybody     in  Mission' going around with a pig each  under   their   arms!,       Joking   apart,  there has'been one or two important  mistakes made in the .conduct of the  war    The Gallipoli business is a case  in point    That  was a gigantic blunder---because  it  failed!     It    was    a  gamble, ami if the gamble had."come  off"  wo should  have hailed -it as    a  masterly   piece   of   strategy���������a   brilliant stroke./ It didn't, and so someone must hang.     If call not have been  the men, as ihey don't direct the business���������it must have been the officers.  The  official  explanation   is   that  the  natural   obstacles   in   tha   way   wore  too i-j-eat. to be-overcome.    At all events" that  was  the opinion  of Kitchener and Munro, who investigated on  the spot and decided upon withdrawal   I'rmn  Suvla and Anzac.   Hamilton  &   Co.' were   sent   over   there   with j  certain men and nmiitions to    do    a i  given job.    They failed.     Why? Sim-j  ply  because  the  force  sent out  was  not sufficient.    There are all sorts of j  other explanations���������the "ifs" and the]  ������������������unci"���������but  'when   all   is   said   and]  done,  that is the rock  bottom  fact.  Had   we   sent   over   there   a  million  men, properly equipped and with full  parks   of  artillery  and  ammunition,  we should have won through.      But'  we didn't.   -Why? Because we hadn't  got them to send.    How many times  ������v/ill   it  be  necessary  to   respect  the  slogan that none ot the Allies were  orepared   and   ready   for   a   gigantic  war?     Men we have now in plenty;  guns���������machine guns, field and heavy  artillery, shell and explosive, we had j  not.     We  arc  getting  them,  slowly,  but with increasiiiig pace,and as I said!  before,   when   wc   get   them,   let  the |  pesimists get' ready  to  climb   down  How About Your  ,>k c  W       ".v- fix />"*2 i-r".v  sT") IC  always kept in stock in our store���������and  always consistent with  first  no better flours' mil led  anywhere  than  IS YOUR HOME BAKING A FAILURE  are  are  quality  curs.  tlie prices  , There are  Try a sack.  this cold weather?  Sfet  ���������if so,  Fresh Groceries  ALBERT LEI  ABBOTSFORD,  vour bread, or cases,  fresh  Irom our ovens.  a ivslll  and. Feed  *T*^  h  (i -i7-  ������-er  j  >*a  13. C.  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JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Connection. Mission City  eeneral Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  ��������� Cirri mho  and  ail  Repair  Kinds  Work of  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTING DON B. C.  HAVE THE FRASER VALLEY RECORD  TO YOUR FRIENDS.    $1.00 Per Year.  SIttiT  Printer and Publisher  CITY, B. C.  There's "nothing succeeds like success' If the Gallipoli stunt had come  off, it would have been a "star turn"  but it didn't���������off with the heads of  theofricers..Anyway, Hamilton was to  blame. He should have realized the  imposibility of winning nd declined  to go on with it! And yet that  course would,not have suited some  people. He would have been branded a coward���������notwithstanding his  life long reputation as a brave officer. As lie preferred to wriggle on  with it, he must take the consequences���������at all events until a perspective  of the whole story is available, and  that won't be just yet. Personally 1  don't blame anybody for the failure  in Galipoli J believe in running  games and cutting losses My only  criticism is that, having proved a-  hortivc, the scheme should have been  abandoned long ago, and the men  shifted to where thoy would have  been more vluablc. As for the bed  engaged there���������well, when you know  the truth about the fleet engaged  there you will laugh You will probably find posterity vote the Ualliji-  oli business a big blunder; but that  sums posterity will tell you that hall'  a dozen such blunders do not total so  much as one or two blunders our  enemies have made And wo shall  have to cashier a lot of oflicers yd  ore we cashier a quaror of what they  have had to, for mistakes and bad  war than most people can grasp,  direction. After all, this is' a biggai  There are hundreds of thousands of  officers alone engaged in it���������all of  them human.  You speak of peace meeting at  Memorial Hall being broken up. You  need' not fear that anything of this  sort is beginning to permeate the  country. The peacemakers are as  few we might almost canonize them.  This little tinpot hole-and-corner affair at Memorial Hall has been ex-  agierated out of all proportion simply bcauac news is scarce and it made  a "good story." The hall is a comparatively small place; no one of importance was present; and the thing-  is not taken seriously. A lot of colonials were up in London on leave  and &aw an opportunity for a little  amusement. That is all. If the thing  could have been staged as a farce  it mi Hit have sold a few seats. When  Germany is literally and absolutely  "busted" avc can talk peace,���������not  before. Don't you fear, the bulldog  will get there. The only people that  cunt, inn ally talk of peace are the  Germans. And their talk has got  louder of late. That's because they  are winning���������I don't think  ���������'ROUGH ON RATS" clears out Rats  Mice, etc. Don't Die in the House,  lac and 2 5c, at Drug and Country  Stores.  sros.  Poultry Tonic  ���������and���������  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  9KM  iiiiiiiiiiii  IMtTOomninii'mmnmiiumillllMlIi  The Fragrant Orchid  ���������breathes again in this delightful'Orchid line  of.Perfume, Toilet Water, Talcum and Cream.  Think of it! The redolence of this daintiest and  rarest of flowers, skillfully extracted and retained  you  in  the  purest  of   all  Toilet  Accessories.  for  Here it indeed a mod  charmlne odor.  , TUB SOVEREIGN  prson's  (perfumes tljoiletRequisites  PERFUMES AmITPD ____mnm^m.,���������.-m,���������m,,nT1���������iiiiiiiiii imiim  Ask your druggist for ���������  dainty 10c. aamplo  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  era  \$$  M-   MURPHY/PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON,  B: C.  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m^^^KW^mm^i


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