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 41  o  >%  m  M  With which is incorporated 'The Huntingdon Star"  \7-  70L..XIX., No. 11  ^rrr  Wf  ABBOTSFORD. Bf G.  FRIDAY, JAN.'23. 1920  $1.00 per Year  PHONES:   B.  C.���������30"      runners'  Krsiiiriicc  Jl DM  MAKK'JT A SUCCESS  A UTOMOMLE   K K PA I US   and   ACCESSORIES  CARS   I'OR  HIRE.  DAY  OB   NIGHT  Abbotsford Requires    A    Ileal     Livo  Board of Trade in Order to  Keep  ,  . * r  The Town on the Map.  FEftSONaLS  C. SPUING, Manager  RXI'ERT MECHANICS * CAKKFIT1.. DRIVERS  Wo-handle���������Oxy-Acctylene Welding, Tires, Gasoline and Oils.  Genuine Ford  Parts and all   Kinds of Kepnirs.  OVERLAND AGENCY AND SERVICE  STATION  koai) HEiNCi itunyr uucause  HE JLOVEl) DEWDNEY SO.  Hastings Highway Needed as Artery  For Vancouver���������Will be Sister  Thoroughfare to Pacific Highway  and Open up Rich Country Along  will add'^materially to  the value oi  North Side of Fraser1���������To' Provide  Beautiful Panoramic View of  Valley.  people on the land in the Fraser  Valley own cars and trucks and the  new provincial highway will be of  most benefit, .to the producers. It  will open a swift and safe route for  the milk trucks.  Opening of the Hastings Highway  Hastings Highway���������a hard surface  motor highway connecting .Vancouver with -Mission and other points inland on the north bank of the Fraser  River. That's the way .the gtiKle  books of the.future may describe a  . provincial trunk road now under construction which when completed, will  be a> blessing to the farmers of the  sunny side .of the Fraser and.a boon  to all motorists.1  Hastings-Highway is in reality'an  ���������extension into the Fraser. .Valley oi  Hastings street, Vancouver, says the  Vancouver World, the organ of Preni--  ier Oliver. - \ -.  It is'the new name for a half dozen lengths of highway which under  the constructive hands' of'th ee'ngin-  eors of the public works department  are being welded into one hard-surfaced  asphaltic whole.  One section which will be merged  into Hastings Highway, is the Port  Moody-Barnet Road of other days a  road made by the pioneers and 'lei'1,  by them to be a terror and abomination to all wheeled traffic, horse and  motor alike. . It was originally a corduroy road and when the logs went  clown out. of sight in the mud the  road was planked. The worst part of  the Port Moody-Barnet road passes  through Burnaby, along the shore of  Burrard Inlet, and ecause Burnaby  had little use- for the road, that municipality refused to keep it up and  cast it cut. to be a charge upon the  government.  When Barnet is passed Hastings  Highway will link up .with several  Tviif.s^of the most excellent hard sur-  faced ribbon to be found anywhere  upon '.ho coast. This is the pride of  tho city of Port Moody, an indusu-ial  centre which will rejoice to learn of  the government's plans with regards  to Hastings Highway.-  From the head of the Inlet to Port  Coquitlam is but three or four miles  This portion of the highway is at  present in fairly' good condition, being a well drained gravel road. But  it is the plan of the public works department to widen and rebuild this  portion, bringing it up to the high  standard of construction which will  be followed throughout the length of  the highway.  Hastings Highway will continue a-  long the bank of the Fraser, touching  Hammond, Port Haney and other  centres on tho north shore. It will  open into the old Dewdney Trunk  road and v/ill follow the route of this  pioneer trail on to Stave River, where  government plans call for the expenditure of some $25,000 on a bridge  over the Stave. The building of this  bridge will mean that some.miles will  be cut off the old traili with a consequent saving to the travelling public. The highway will."be continued  further inland to connect with the  trans-Canada motor route, which will  likely be opened following the construction which the provincial and.  Dominion governments will carry on  during 1920.  Completion of tlve Hastings Highway will mean much to Vancouver. It  will furnish a short cut to Vancouver from the farms and-gardens of  farm larids>in^tWe.;iV.alley. During re  cent years mVny'w^a'^co.uveT business  men took advantagV'^'of-,, reduced  values of agricultural . lands . and  bought1 small areas here and ' there  looking out upon the' 'Fjraser. Just  now these "farrfters" ..difficulty in  reaching their country homes, being  forced to motor round by New Westminster : - But with, the opening, of  Hastings Highway they, are"given a  short, level-road which- will be much  to their advantage.     .-    .  F-ngineers at the department of  public works say that -the-.^pening  of the new.'-highway, was-nec'e'ss'&y in  order to relieve congestioiv-'pf^ifio'lor.  traffic "on "Kingsway." The Hastings'  route V -Jl draw many, -motorists by  way of the Clarke-road from. New  Westminster and .will likely draw,  heavily i. om Mission of traffic which  formerly centred on the'Pacific Highway whi< h found out-'et on Kingsway.  Visiting motorists will find the  Hastings Highway a thoroughfare of  wonderful beauty. Visitors from the  CJnitel .States have heretofore been  forced to travel by New Westminster  and Kingsway. By that vouto very  little of the beauties of Vancouver  proper were enjoyed and the visitor  was givon little opportunity of receiv- ,  ing by way of a first impression some ! bridge is built,  idea of. the industrial and commercial  poslbilities of the city. The American tourist who crosses the Fra&sr at  Mission���������or who comes upon the  Hastings: Highway from Westminster���������after ' travelling for several  hours through an agricultural fairyland, will find suddenly upon reaching Tort Moody, that the broad expanse of Burrard Inlet is exposed to  his view. "And from the head of the  Inlet to Granville street there will bo"  Linioiled before his eyes a moving-  picture which will amaze and delight  Jie traveller.  The new Hastings Highway will bo  the entire north bank of the Fraser  which,, in time, should  reducing living costs.  aid  much in  Most  of  the  a sister trunk highway to the Pacific  Highway  which  strikes  out towards  Blaine:     It.   may   not   be   completed  this year,   but substantial funis    oi  money are  being set aside for  it  ii;  r.he  1920 estimates, and the government engineers have all the plans in  hand to rush the work with the opening up of spring.    The highway wa:  badly needed and inthne would have  been built by any government which  might bo in power. But it might a:  well be known    that    the    Premier  'Honest" John Oliver has mar'e the  building of this trunk .road, rather'fa  matter of personal pride because Ik  represents Dewdney in the provtneia  legislature and the 'Ha a I ings Highwaj  will traverse the entire length .of L'ur  Dewdney district.    And as "Honest'  John is reported to have said recent,^  at a meeting at Mission, "It is up tc  us farmers to pull together."  The next meeting of the Abbots-  ford Board of Trade will be held on  Monday, February 2nd in the G. W.  V. A. rooms, when an election of officers for the coming year will take  place.  The last "meeting of the Board pi  Tradie was ah exceptionally .enthusiastic one and the attendance' was  good.,        . . '  During the war the Board like almost all institutions lay dormant bin  now each towp will have to fight it;  own battles for a place in the Fraser Valley, and in order to do this  where no other organization is, the  Board of Trade seems the only institution to look 'after the interests of  a town like Abbotsford.  The Post is always willing to make  public the minutes of the Board of  Trade or anyjother. meeting and publicity counts a lot these days.  lliere are a number of things that  are now taking place that the opinion,  of the Abbotsford Board of Trade  might help in:boosting along and incidentally help .Abbotsford. One of  these is.the helping to divert the  'tourist traffic by way of Abbotsford  to the coast and incidentally- getting  ���������a good road- to New Westminster.  Here is the situation as it looks to  the Post.    Jijimrly 9000 cars    passed  through Blaine last season    with    a-  bout 35,0"&tppeople in these cars. The  traffic to'1 Canada -will, increase each  {���������/.ear, and now that the'.-road between  'SeHingh'am-and Sumas-City is'in.the  'nest of shape,'or. soon will be.-Sumas  "will be .endeavoring to divert some of  the tourist traffic through their little  town, either coming to Canada or going back to the  United States.    Abbotsford could assist in this probably  Then there is the bridge across tlui  Fraser 'River to connect    the    south  ���������and the north sides of the river, with  a  hard surfaced  road   from  Mission  to   Vancouver���������tho   Hastings   Highway.     The new ferry is to  ue on  uy  .the 1st of March and should the t.ral-  flc demand it the ferry service will be  increased until such    time    as    the  Abbotsford can help  in bringing pressure to bear on tlu.  proper authorities with a    view'   to  having this bridge bulit; and the Mis-  sion-Matsqui    people    have   -decided  that no stone will be  leit unturned  until this bridge is built.      Already  /ery strong pressure from many,sources is having its effect.    The bridge  .vill help Abbotsford.    Just think o.  chree or four thousand or more tour-  sts   cars  going ' through  Abbotsfove  iach year either  on  their  way back  ito ma trip to the upper country oi  jn their way for the tour���������the lines  Sunui.  THE SifiNS. AUK"GOOD  A most enthusiastic meeting . wai  held by the Agricultural Associalior  this week with a good uttendrance.  The officers for the coming yea;  were elected, and if the same inter  est and enthusiasm is taken fron  .low on until fair clay the Abbotsforc  Sumas Agricultural fall fair will l.n  the very best yet. Keep a good tliiiu  moving.  iccident at Kilgarde.  Mrs.  Arthur Ward spent the weel  'lid with her husband at Mrs. Ryall>  Mr.  Ward  is the electrician at Kilgarde.  n. America,    'ihu road    via  ih'd Abbotsford up the Fraser'canyo .  s   the  logical   route   for  o:ic   way ���������  cither coming or going.    People wan.  .o take a diiferent road each tirno i.  possible.     It is worth while .boosting  'ilicre are other local mat tors tha  .he  Board of Trade could  help  cuu  jut  l.hoy arc too  numerous to men  Jon and everyone in Abbotsford ap  predates what bas already noen do:i<-  Jno requirement Is a tony pull and .  strong pull and a pull all  together  Mrs.  MacCuirc  ,'ue.sl.  of  Mr.  and  Whitchelo.  of   Brandon  Mrs.     K.  15  lilt  it  Alvo Alveiislobeu wants to conk  lack to B. C. again, lie Is now ii  tho internment camp at I'ort Douglne  Mrs. Knox from Glacier is visiitng  .villi her sister, Mrs.; J.'A. McGowan  for a few da.������s.        ' .'  Mrs. Barret has had a friend from  Victoria visiting her.  'cMiss Hannam spent the w.eek end  with the Misses Steede.  Miss' Annie' Nelson was home last  .veek end.  Mr. Frank McCaUiim is in Abbots-  .'ord this week.  ��������� Mrs. Clarence McCallum spent last  week in Abbotsford.  Mr. E. Gazley .is 'abte to be out a-  jain after being laid up owing to an  Mrs. Kennedy is spending a week  n Vancouver. Grace was home last  ���������veek end.  Mrs.- Campbell visited her sister,  Mrs. Coogan-and Mrs. Roberts last  week end arid took part in the W. C.  r. U. concert on Monday night.  The Ladies' Aid met at the home  of Mrs.-McMenemy on- Wednesday  afternoon, there being a large attendance.  Listen for' wedding bells in Huntingdon next week���������another bride for  Abbotsford? ? ?  Mr. and Mrs. George have purchased the property formerly owned by  Mr. Man ley and are starting.a chicken ranch.  A Scotch social will'be held at the  home of Mrs. Fraser on Monday evening next under the auspices of .the  Ladies' Aid of ��������� the Presbyterian'  church. A good programme is being prepared: Mr. McGowan will give  a talk on Scotland and Burns. A  collection will be taken.  A concert was given last Monday  night in the Masonic hall under the  auspices of the W. C. T. U. . Mrs.  (Dr.) Gillespie- of Vancouver was the  principal speaker and kept the audience interested for about an hour-  There were other speakers. The s'>ng  part of the programme was grand  and the little tots were boosted for  their cleverness. Mrs. Hunt occupied  the chair. Refreshments were served  by the ladies.  The whist drive last Friday evening was well attended. Fifteen tables  of whist were played and many  did  !!0t play.    Mrs. Barrett and Miss Evil yn McMeiiera/j. furnished the musle  for  the  dancing after  refreshments.  Those from Huntingdon    were    Mrs.  and   Miss   Hart,   Miss     Han,     Messrs  Elector and Edgar Tapp.    There were  i large number of strangers present.  Miss Han  won  ladies' first, a pretty  ohina mustard pot. Miss    M.    Smith,  he consolation prize, a little basket.  Edgar Tapp gentleman's first, a boo'<  A gentleman from the G. N. bridge  carpenters' gang won the-gentlcman's  :onsolation prize.  Mrs.  Swift enter  ained.  DYKlNtt   liONHS   NKKl)   KACKtNtj  Chilliwack, Jan.  21.  -Criticism o  f  the provincial government in regard  to the Sumas dyking scheme and the  provincial land settlement for soldiers was made by Mr. W. J. Bowser, K. O, leader of the opposition,  when speaking at the annual meeting  of the Chilliwack Conservative Association in the K. P. Hall last evening. Mr. Bowser claimed that the  farmers of Sumas should obtain a  better understanding with the govern  ment before anything further was  done with the dyking scheme. At  the bye-election held in Chilliwack in  July 1918, Hon. E. D. Barrow, minister of agriculture, had made promises which had yet failed to materialize. At Huntingdon in December  Hon. John Oliver had made the statement that the government did not  guarantee anything in connection  with the scheme. Mr. Bowser claimed that difficulty, would be encounter,  ed when it"came to selling the bonds  unless these had some backing by ths  government.  In connection with the policy of  the government regarding land settle  ment for soldiers, the leader of the  opposition stated :that in two years'-  time th-sre would not be a returned  soldier on this settlement ��������� they  would all be starved out. The speak-  ed also touched upon the farmers political movement, declaring that he  was opposed to a governing party  compesad eclusively of farmers. It  would be class government and net  representative. He said "Don't got  excited over the catch-word 'farmers'  party.'. Wait and see what happens  a Ontario."  Other speakers were S. L. Howe,  George Black, F. B. Stacey, M. P.,  and S. M. Carson.  At the organization me eting held  u the afternoon Mr. Alex, McCalluiu  of Abbotsford was elected 'president  Olhor officers are: First" vlce-prc;?-  'Jent. Mr. 1-1. D. llipwell, Chilliwack  second vice-president, Mrs. Joseph  3-anks, Sardis; secretary-treasurer  tfr. 9. M. Carson; assistant secretary  VIr. J. A. McGowan. Abbotsford.  Mr. A. McCalium of Abbotsford  a-r3 elected reove of Matsqui on &at-  irdi'J;- last ov-?r his oppenenis. Messrs  rowlan and Melandcr  Mr.   C.   Bell   defeated   both   J.   T.  vish   and   W.   Elliott   for   councillor  aid Mr  Phisiney was defeated by Mr.  Benson.  In  res  as  s  Sumas iminiciaiity ?x-re^vo  ' s 'Meatod Mr. Cooke for the  veship. The residents there may  well let Fooks be r.eeve as long  he wishes for ho can't be beaten.  , ���������$ o G, (3������ o  l!i to  th  B.'C. contributed in ISM.  .000, and in 19 19 $uU,-l L.I.  Victory Loans.  The total in -1918 was for the IX  ninion $095,309,250, and for 191.  {082,032,215.  The  .uo ved  .he G.  iVILL  ban on politics has been ft  by the Dominion executive o  W. V. A...  BEGIN HUlLDINCi OPitlK-  ATIOKS RIGHT A WW  The plans are being prepared fo  .he Cold Storage plant at Hatzic, am  ',s son ay those are completed tin  .endero will be called for, and opera  ;ions for having the plant completer  will be begun.  The plant will bo ready, it is ex  .icct-jd, lor Ih? ft*st fruit tins year.  Balance Ladies' boots, sizes  2   1-2,  4, 5 1-2, reg. good value, $3.25  Boys' Sweater Coats, $1.45  A clean up..of every odd line  Sale ends Saturday night  Dressmaking,   fine   and   plain sewing by. a capable and qualified  dressmaker.���������Inquire   at'  Dry Goods Department.  B.   C.  Phone, .4  "  Farmers'  Phone  tOOT 3!H  PAGE TWO  .'J>V- r:  THE ABBOTSFORD POSf  M^J������W^il������yy     *!���������������������������**  HE ABBOTSFORD POST  'ublished Every Thursday  \. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  * ���������ll    tllllW.lfah.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1920.  Dr.GAPollard  Dentist  The AliHsion-Matsiiiil.Bridge���������   .  it seems like throwing cold water,on the Mission-Matsqu-  bridge across'the Fraser at this .point for the New Westminsie;  Boaul of Trade to deal with ,the matter at the last meeting ii  the way it is reported; and also tor the Columbian to misrepres  cut iii'e scheme in its daily columns.    .It seems to jus that it wouu  be greatly to the advantage of New Westminster Board of Trade  to, iaii right-over themselves and endorse the scheme with shouts  of joy, welcoming anything that will help the communities in tht  central Lower Fraser Valley.    A bridge may mean that the B. C.  E. Ii. would some day connect up Mission City with the city oi  New Westminster.    This rich district could then send some 01  its products to the big day (market day) in New Westminster,  a thing which heretofore and until such time as a bridge, is erect-  edsis quite impossible because it. is inconvenient to ship over the  C. P. r;  Even at that, although Senator Taylor may have been right  in-.his.-contention, Mr. Stacey contradicts it when he says-that  "there'is one case however where assistance has been given, viz:  in.the building oi' a bridge across the Capilano river in N. Vancouver. .' And the argument was of. course that it was not a commercial enterprise'but an accommodation to tourists." If in one  case a reason can be brought forward for establishing a precedent, we see no reason for not bringing forward some other reason to establish another precedent, and build the bridge that the  Mission Board of Trade asks for in its resolution. Why should  Senator Taylor-attempt to throw, cold water on the resolution by  remarking "that the Dominion Government would not contribute  to any but interprovincial bridges"?  "At the June meet ing the Mission Council passed the  following resolution which goes to show that they view a bridge  over the Fraser at this point more than a mere local affair. The  resolution reads as follows: "that the clerk write F. B. Stacey  pointing but the fact that this is really an international road  (referring to the Huntingdon-Riverside road) leading to the  . State of Washington."  Notwithstanding the stand taken by Mr. Stacey and Senator  Taylor, it is hoped that the'Associated Boards of Trade meeting  in Vancouver will endorse the motion of the Mission Board of  Trade at its meeting in Vancouver. The fruit growers and farmers of the district, and every business man is in dead earnest  about the securing of the Missipn-Matsqui bridge and any outsiders who assist in the agitation for a bridge will earn the grati  Uide of the district.  4SO HASTINGS Street, ,W.  (Over C.P.tt.  Tide. f&  Tel.  Ofiioea)  VAKCOU-VEft    -  ^'"li.C.  It in ulwiiys well  to write or phono  for  appointments  ������������  L. DA5HW08D-JONES  l&AttftlSTEIt  and. SOLICITOR  301) Krgsro Illdg. -Vancouver  Coimsol, J. Milton Price.  r'-^lgfinminniumnnnimmciS^li^^nflminninanjj)  J. H. JONES  Funeral   Dire  i  <  AGENT   FOR 'HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  Hew do you answer your telephone? Do you say  "Hello" or do you announce your name or the name of the  firm? If you say "Hello",' do you notice how the person  calling will then ask; "Is that Mr. Blank speaking?"  Why not extend the courtesy of announcing your name  in the first place? It eliminates the necessity of additional enquiry and facilitates your telephone service.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE Co.  For a Good Smoke Try  B.C; & Old Sport  CIGARS  B.   C.   CIGAR    FACTORY  WILBERG & WOLZ,  PNOr-b  W     WESTMINSTER, B.  C.  tones  ���������Pains   in   rig-lit  side,   radiating   io  back, sliouldors, iinclersh'oulder'blade  and across hips. Avoid these-through  the use of Hcpatola     ($f>.o0    treatment).    Information-  on   request.  Solo   Manufacturers  MIIS. GEO.'S. AIiMAS  524  4t.h  Avenue,  Nortb;  Saskatooon  THE HASTINGS: HIGHWAY  A DREAM ON PAPER  Elesewhere we publish a story copied out of the Vancouver World a-  bout a supposed Hastings Highway  t'rem Vancouver to Mission and beyond. This road is to be started this  yjear, but probably not completed until later.  In the meantime people would very  highly .recommend that the present  roads- would be looked after so as to  make them passable. Just at 'the  present timie  the  roads are in  Now is the .proper, time to look  over your stationery for the year and  order.    Paper, is going up in price.  report that Overland 4's.test showed  '25 miles per gallon of gasoline and  12 0.7 miles' per fluart of oil, was most  enthusiastic over the performance of  the new car and the riding comfort  that was obtainable under any and  all conditions.  Wm. Atkinson  General Auctioneer and  Live  Stock   Specialist-3  2'A years anion"- the Stockmen of  the Fraser Valley. Am familar  with the different breeds of live  stock- and their values.  Address all communications to  Box 34 Chilliwack, B. C  TO'Mr  OLD  BLACK  HENT  The town of Abbotsford complains that provincial taxes  are not spent on any but the front streets and that some of the  back streets are not a credit to the community or the government  that collects the taxes. It is a, way however'that governments  have of neglecting the people these days, except when it comes  to gathering ill the shekels. .  A change may come by-and-by.  To   him   who  need* must  eat,   strang-e  thing's  befall  In days of uplift and of sweet fraternity!    "  How little thoug-ht I.  old black hen  of mine  vorv 'Til1   9hould   ever  IW   thee   anxious   court  .     , ,.,. .        ,      iT      ��������� Vfry   And .haunt  each  day  thy humble  littlo shack  Oad  condition  owing  to  the  irost  be- ( A* tho   a simple eg-g- had serious  weig-ht.!  ing in the ground  twice this season  SALES  Not much interest is taken in a community when a mayor  or councillors will< not1 offer themselves for election. Now in  Misison last year the Fraser .Valley Record never made one kick  about the council, just reported the meetings without comment,  and the result was that the council was elected by acclammation.  The paper stirred up a little ecxitement about the school board  with the result that there were all kinds of candidates offering  themselves for the job. Vernon and Sloca-n City should take  a pointer.  Admiral Sims- Rreaks Loose-1-.  There is nothing intrinsically improbable in the story told  by Admiral Sims that his superiors in the navy department,at  Washington warned him not to let the British pull the wool over  his eyes, and that the United'States "would just as soon fight the  British as the Germans."  There was, and still is, a lot of that sort of sentiment a-  mong our neighbors. It is the inevitable result of the silly stun,  they are ta ught at school. Circumstances of late have toned  down their attitude considerably, but the fate of the peace treaty  in the senate shows they have yet a long way to go before tliey  get over their ancient grudge.  Instead of being angry over the matter, Canadians should  reflect that the pot ought not to call the kettle black. French-  speaking Canada and'''English-speaking Canada do not always  exhibit the. kindliest manner towards-each other. England-'arid  France are not free from mutual jealousy. The reluctance of  the British to serve under a French commander-in-chief was  one of the reasons why the war was prolonged. Even t'he  Canadians and the English occassionally make remarks about  each other that are not exactly filled with brotherly love.  Admiral Sims had his own reasons for keeping silence so long  and for breaking silence when he did.    His indignation at the I  distrust of an Ally is not his only motive.    He is getting eVen  for what he regards as personal slights put upon him by the secretary of the navy.-���������Vancouver Sun.  and a general thaw twice, but had  the roads received ��������� the attention for  the past three years that they should  have the present condition would not  have been nearly so bad, as proven  by place's that still keep good where  some workman knew his job.  Paper roads and roads in fairyland  future do not help the present business of the country which in Dewdney  has been suffering for the past two  y.cars or more, on account of utter  neglect by the man who appears to  love Dewdney so���������in dreamland only.  Of course if the Hastings Highway  is ever built by the Oliver government, people in time may forget the  horrible condition of the roads for  che past three years or thereabouts,  but their memory of present conditions will probably last longer than  the regime of the Oliver government  when  I  and  my g-ood  by  HOW IS THIS FOR A TEST?  Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company puts an Overland 4 "Over  the Humps''���������15 Hours a Day, i>  Weeks.  For an independent test of Overland 4, the dealer organization, of  Willy-Overland Limited is indebted  to the Canadian Consolidated Rubber  Co., Limited, which has been conduct  ing a series of experiments at their  Dominion Tire factory at Kitchener.  Three cars were used by the Company,  the Overland  4    being    fitted  With   the   original   set   Of   tires   which'Or hopping- tickets  on  a subway  train!  Days  were,   sweet  hen,  wife  Indulged -in   beefstenk   and   in   kindred  things  That brought great strength to body and soul  But  now such goodly things are but .for him  Who punches tickets on a railroad train,  Or dig-s black diamonds--from the inky earth  Or cuts with saw and plane, or lays red brick,'  So  many in a day. no more,  no less,  With  ever-growing-  wages  for  the   toil!  And  meat,  and all such luxuries,  may be  No_longer  for  such  idle   folks   as   these,  -Professors,   preachers,   banker's  and  the  like,  Who work but ten to sixteen hours a day,  ���������Who  walk  the streets  with soft  white hands  And   decked   too   g-org-eoualy     in ���������    threadbare  clothes!  The   world   was  built  by  hands   and   not  brains,  Great, brawny arms sustain' it in its course.  And why should feeble folk, who do" but think  And   talk,   expect   to   father .pleasant   fruit  1-rom   orchard   trees   they   did   not   plant   nor  prune I  Oh,  g;entle bird!  'Tis thus I como .to thee  In  radiant hope  that,  every day  or do.  Thou wilt produce an egg- for me and mine,  That wo may yet survive, a few .brief,.clay i,  Uni'l we find a way, by careful .thoug-ht,  To readjust us to  these thrilling- time's!  So   lay,   dear  hen,   that   when   thy   summon:;  come,  And I stand o'er thee with the "irlitto'rinir ax������.-.  Then,  be  no. eg-g-   within   thee  yet   unlaid.  Lest Hoover meet thee, just beyond the block.  To  chide thee for  improvidence and  wa^t-i.  And, meantime, I and mine go hungry still!  ,  Tlnu   lay,   g-ood   hen,   and   thy   small,   sweet  career,  Sh'yll end in triumph and 'in fitting1 praise,  And   thou   shalt   flgrure   all   thy   labors   done.  In one"last fragrant an cm���������a chicken l'le,  Such  as Mistress  knoweth  well  to  make!  An.I  then,  wh-jn  naujrht 18 left and  we must  starve,  Or  iro   to  honest  work,   a  place  we  seen  In seme rich union,  where my faithful spouse  May.cam  a  competence as  chamber mold.  And  I, perhaps, grow rich, by shovelling- coal  aoiAHas  Drwry Not Doing' it���������  Premier Drury of Ontario is having a hard time to find a  soft place to sit and the ..Liberal, leader has challenged him to  contest an urban seat "and see what v/ill happen to .him."  the company was testing, the primary  reason lor the test not being to try  the cars (at all. Incidentally, however, complete records-were made as  to all the effects of the rough usage  to which the cars were subjected.  The cars were started out on November 7, when the roads wore .sort  and in bad condition. Different  routes w?re taken from day to day,  and each- car was scheduled for 'fifteen hours' daily driving, running  day and night. Early in Decemtler,  the drivers were going over frozen  ground.  Of the three cars the Overland 4  had the least lost time���������4 days, or  12 shifts. Following the test, Mr.  Oltheiser, of the Canadian .Consolidated/drove the car to the factory in  order to afford the Willys-Overland  engineers an oportunity of going oyer  it to study the effects of the.unusual  dose of "treat 'em rough" it. had ljad  His meter showed 9,893 miles'  his arrival here.  -By  Prof.,  Yalo  Princeton;  LL, D.  M.  A. Ph.  D.,  JF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS,  FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED  J-ook,  Mother I     If tongue Is coated,  cleanse.little bowels with "California Syrup of Figs."  Mothers can rest easy after giving  "California 'Syrup of Figa," because in  a few hours all the clogged-up waste,  ������our bile and fermenting food .getftly  maves out of the bowels, and you hkve  a well, playful child again.  Sick children needn't be coasted' to  take this harmless "fruit laxative."  Millions of mothers keep it handy 'because they know its action'on the'atom-  ack, liver and bowels is prompt and mire.  Ask your druggist for a bottle of  ' on "California Syrup of Figs," which contains directions for- babies, children, o>i  With the purchase of a  Chevrolet car you secure  besides an automobile that  is perfect mechanically the  assurance of prompt, courteous <and;, interested service, so long as you are a  1 Chevrolet owner.  It is our aim and our ambition to make every -customer a friend. We want  to feel that we are as much  interested in their car as  they are. _ We want them  to know that we are always anxious to show them  how to get the utmost in  economical service from  their machine at the least  possible cost for upkeep.   ���������  We appreciate the fact  that the average person  purchases an automobile  for an investment in saving  service. And it is our policy to see that all those  who purchase Chevrolet  cars from us, secure an investment which is long-  lived and profitable. If  you are thinking of buying  an automobile, it will pay  you to investigate the merits of Chevrolet cars and  the service which goes  with them. *  Chevrolet and Dodge Agents  Home Avenue        Mission City  Oltheiser, who corroborated the, all ages and for grown-ups.  1  <--;.  jj>.  si.  \  '\  \r  1 ' r  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THREE  1  .-*!  /���������M  V  >  t  '  r  4  1 t  fc  asssssss  o  Letter  Heads  Bill  Heads  Envelopes  Statements  Posters  Shipping  Tags  Visiting  Cards  J-LtCft    J_ACo  UV%   ���������  n adv. in  The Merchant who advertises his goods thereby shows  his confidence in them. His  advertisement is an invitation to the people to test his  sincerity by testing his goods.  This paper has a bona fide  circulation and an adv. in'it  will reach the man who  spends his money in his own  province.  For job Printing  This office is equipped with  an assortment of type and  paper that will insure a perfect and artistic piece of work.  When next you see a good,  well executed piece of printed  matter, whether it is business  stationery, pamphlet, booklet  or any of the numerous printed articles, examine it carefully and you will invariably  find that it is the product of  this office. The intelligent  Business Men, Farmer and  Fruit Grower ali ke demands  and receives  Dodgers  Loose  Invoices  Price  Lists  nyitatipns  Receipts  Circulars  Meal  Tickets  enus  \taaa  not  c&  ??  -:' Publicity--��������� Proves ���������- Profitable  Hare  Mission City  ri miiUm  mSBSiSm  HSSSSE^.-  DENTIST  Phone 7303.        WILSON BLOCK       ���������   Mission City, B.'C:  .SPECIALTY���������Crown and Bridge 'Work.  Platemaking by Dr. Hall's (of Chicago) method.  Extractions, using Somnoforni  ('French)    system,    instead of. Gas.  Special attention given to Pyorrhoea Cases.  '. OPEN EVENINGS. '      ���������      .  ceasaB  SPECIAL COCKERELSAL E  Of Bradwell's Quality Rhode  Island Reds  I am offering for the' next TEN DAYS 20 splendid early  hatched Cockerels���������large, healthy, vigorous fellows with  lots of pep, color and type, at only $8 each; three for $20. '  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.    Better  from this adv. and save disappointment.  Satisfaction guaranteed on every sale.  order   direct  T. BR AD WELL  MATSQUI HOTEL  >&>  MISSION-CITY  e, pap  The first discovery of natural gas  In the Province of Alberta ol  wi. cij  v/e have record, took  place in :Yiay.  1884, at Alderson, a L.diion  on  uie  main line of the C.F.K.. 36 miles wi.ai  of Medicine  Hat.    The  railway t\;u-  Etructon    gang,    boring   tor    wa.er.  struck a huavy   pocket ot  gas at a  depth.of 1,300 feet.   A little latei in  the same year, gas was also discover-..  ed at Cass-iis,  b miles nirther west.  but while this well soon choked, mat.-  at  Alderson  continued   to  i'iovv   foi,  many years.  Iii 1890. Medicine ;Hat, then but a-  small town, ,sank a well1 aid found a  small supply at 700 feet; [our years  later another attempt was made, and  history "tells how at 'the - eleventh  hour, with money all spent���������facing  bankruptcy���������and de������pai.' and gluJin.  in "the hearts of the mayor and c.ty  council, a sensational flow was uncovered at a depth of twelve to thirteen hundred feet. The cheap, ap-.  parently unlimited fuel' supply, both  for commercial and domestic purposes, is largely accountable for that  city's growth and present prosperous  condition.  There are several known gas fields  in the Province of Alberta, but as yet  only two have boon utilized lor com;  mercial purposes to any considerable  extent, namely, the Medicine Hat and  Bow Island Fields. Bow Island lies  on the railway line about half v. ay  between Mediione Hat and Le:h  bridge. ISO miles south-east of (al-  gary.  In 1012 the supply was piped into  the city of Calgary, as well as distributed en route to the city of Leth-  bridge. Macleod and other towns,  where it is used, for both domett'.c  and commercial purposes.  In the neighborhood of Pelli'-an  Rapids, Athabasca River, gas springs  were known at least a century a^'o.  and travellers going up and down the  river, into the Vcace River Country  have cooked their meals there. Further well-known gas reserves are the  Foremost Field, south of Dow Is'a:id.  the Barnwell Field, midway between  Eow Inland and Letbbridge and the  Viking Field. 83 miles cast of Edmonton, and were it not for the difficulty  of ohtaining adequate piping, it is  probable that this supply would have  been utilized two or II:roe years ago  to furnlBli li.Tht. hrat n-jd power to  Alberta's  cap't-.l.  Prospcrtinz if. now rc'og on in ;br  Monarch Field. 40 miks southwes:  of Calgarv. a-vl at lh" Okoioks Fi^.1  27 miles' south. A!on? the ff.ot-  hMls of'th^ Rocky Moitr'a'ns. ir the  vicinity of the apex of a well defk  nite anticline fini'ar to that one in  the Okotoks Field, there are many  pronounced "trv.s seepages, and !<  p.ee.ms provable thai as in the for"1?'  f<>!d. which had als" a' f-'as scepa-e.  it ������������������������������������'ll he a commercial Producer.  The Imperial Oil Co. has c^v-  rs'-nV^d prof'-jcriln- for pr���������������ir:jn:  alnr.e (he 1^' r^!!n������,yl nntic'inc  and it is .pia'rd.��������� Irt^v's ^ r?r'" ''1'  go-ona p;-npr.������r*!r!r ii nm the Tr.">r-  nafomil    P.^-c'-r-    ti^-tl-war4-    r  F-td.'-O.-i TTor>e on ������Ho ncnro r\'-*r  Th^ pr^dnation oM">r'*h n^troir--  and nit.itrnl-ras womc ?P'"-^r-'e. tmp  comnauy also proposes fiir'W n-^v  ppptivp M oili" na-*������ "-���������'v fr������������������ -h"  mountain*, where it has select^  ermm-ls for nTatJon. T- -^nv  p.nrtp nf the  prrv'rrp  {pi/-?!U:i?   fnr  petroleum. r*������ 1 as_bconXurli ^-  / NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT  Gas Weil at Medicine- Hat,   .:  Alberta.  indications are that there is an immense gas field remaining yet to be  iappf-d, the exact location, size and  probable capacity of which can only  ���������t proven by testing.  According    to  the  report  of    the  "apadian  Bureau of Mines, in  1915,  'jore    was    produced    4.378.047.000  iibie feet valued at $1,037,919. which  :s equivalent to 23.7c.,per thousand  cubic   feet���������the  heat  that  could   bo  blaincd from upwards of two htn-  ircd thousand ions of cool.  The Natural Gas-"* of Alberta are  u-nown as    "wet"  and  "dry."      Tho  "ormer is a profitable source of pas  line,    and    already a ���������'���������considerable  "mount of that,  fluid has been  pro-  ducd.  with  a  probable  greatly in-  rrea:-rd  production   iu  the near  future.    The   Mcd'cine   Hat   aid   Bow  Inland Fields are "dry." but th^re is  no reason to conclude, that much of  tie pas yet to he found will be "dry"  .r-ifinj. the reverse.  f-Tniiym,    a    nnn-oarnbu^Mhle    gas.  ������������������r.rv n'arlv .".s l'sht as hvdrorren and  iTr,���������p,1",^l', for hanoons, has been ex-  ���������rapt"d in considerable quantity from  ��������� '���������p pn-v T.-'nnd  e^t at Cplrary. and  ���������bipr>^d t- O-^nt Brft.a'v. for war pnr-  ,-r,~r^    T^.', 'f>rmins>.*:m ^f '.h*-  TT"'".  i-ne.   ctr\r>n<--d   t"n������    '~arinfqr>ti'-".    "���������'0,.'������- J'AGE FOUR  THE ABBOTSFORD  POST,  ABBOTSFORD,  6.  C.  "\f  THAN THE BEEF,. PORK, VEAL and other Fresh Meats  Purchased from  '2? r*' r* *  */  V,. WHITE&y  Successors to C. Stunner  GIVE US A TLUAL FOR-A MONTH AND BE CONVINCED'  Abbotsford, B.C.  liicc.issc  No.  l)-l!M)'Xi  ������������������ TAVLOe &. HUMPHREY  (Late Henderson & Taylor)  (JIVIL HNGINlQKItS & SURVEYORS  ���������Aux 11 Abbotsford, li. C. Phone 31X  TO    itlDNT���������A   thoroughly   eriuip-.'  pod  small'creamery. - Nominal   Rent-,  Apply   Sparrow's   l^oed     Store,-    Abbotsford, U.  C.  ^  i i  i|  ii  V.:  ('.    Phone   4 1.  Ktirnicrs'  Phono   190')  I  LVjjmBea'jamjt.'.'jmuj.aji'.i rtztr.  axnaxaoaa  WANTED���������A'reliable active man  to contract for the exclusive \oc.L'  selling agency of a well advertise 1  | patented article. Small capital ro-  naa&Jll quired to establish profitable business.' Ruply P. 0. Box 127], Victoria, 3.  C. ii2S  wmrm iiinninuMrir*unff?"|WnWF*)naw'j,1T  V ���������  yp������  1   snouid  j'Mqi JPp  Your   Buildings   against   Fire.     Because   rebuilding   costs   100   per  cent  more  than  a   few   years  ago.    Yet  insurance  rates  have  not  'iifui't;usud.:'"  II. 0. HARTLEY, Abbotsford, 5. C.  Rep resetting  Board Companies Only  fflOHLV IMPORTANT TO ALL  ���������'RKTL'RXRD SOLDIERS HKRH  . -All Returned Soldiers in the District .who were residents of Canada  prior to the outbreak of war and who  served in the Imperial Forces during the war can obtain blank application forms for 'War Service Gratuity  from the secretary of the Misison  City G. V.\ V. A.    .  All returned soldiers in the district  having complaints against the Soldier  Settlement Board will kindly hand  them in writing.and signed into the  secretary of the Mission City branch  of the G. W. V. A. and they will be  taken up by the committee appointed  by the provincial executive of the G.  W. V. A.   '  (1) Name and address, whether  married or single and dependents.  (2( Do you wish to farm under  the present policy of unorganized  settlement of the federal land settlement board, or  (?,) Would you prefer to enter a  government co-operative    settlement  along tho lines of, those already in  operation in British Columbia today.  (4) Do you wish to take.up land  and does the ten per cent on (lis purchase price of land required by the  Soldier Settlement Board prevent you  from taking advantage of ..he Soldier  Sottlemani Act.  (.5) Have you made application  to tiie Soldier Settlement Board for  the purchase of land or for loans under the Soldier Se ttlenient Act, if so,  give date, to whom application ��������� has  b-2'en made, also state if your application has been acted upon and in  what ir:anner. .  AXOT1IRR   PIONEER  PASSES  AWAY ON SUNDAY LAST  (From Fraser Valley Becortl.t  The funreal of the late John Fennel was held on Wednsday afternoon  from his late residence to the Hatzic  cemetery, followed by friends and acquaintances.  The dJeaceased had been quite well  until recently when he was taken to'  the General Hospital at Vancouver  for a serious operation, the reason for  such operation coming on quite,sudr  der.ly. ' The operation was performed  on Friday last and on 'Sunday evening he passed away.  Mr. J. H. Jones of Mission motored  l,o the hospital v on Tuesday and  brought the u'eceased to Mrsison City.  Rev. Mr. Ridland officiated at the  homo and the cemetery.  The pallbearers'were Messrs W. .1.  Manson, J. A. Catherwood, J. B. Cade  T. J. Cox, hi. Bush, and \V. Mc'Gilli-  vray.  A number of floral tokens had been  sent and among these wiere:   Wreath,  family,  Mrs.  Pickering;     Mrs. . Geo.  ftussel;   Mr.  and  Mrs.  Vollnns;   also  some without any name attached.  '1 ho deceased Mr. Fennel was in his  83rd year and had he lived until the  9th of February would have boen 8-1.  Mrs. Fennel died in March; 1917, in  her 8 0th yi=ar, and recently Mr. Fennel moved from the farm and lived  in Mission City.  Among the near relatives of the  deceased are:" Mrs. J. Harris, Mission, Mrs. Geo. Russell, Winnipeg,  Mrs. Duncan, Harrison Mills, Mrs. E.  Pickering, Fraser Mills; and Mrs S.  Fennel!, of Port Coquitlam.  The children and grandchildren of  deceased have th,e sympathy of all in  the death of one who was respected  by all men and women.  I  A HAPPY FAMILY���������' .  is a:;vay.3 found, where Albert Lee's Bread  is delivered daily. Mother has more time to  attend to her other duties, if she don't have  to bake bread twice a week,, and with  the present high price of coal father always smiles when he sees the, ' coal bin  'lasting out/ or not so much wood to pay  for.  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  &a?  ������������������������i ������������������������  Premier Drury of Ontario is to run  in Halton County.    That was one of  the first Scott Act counties in Ontario  twenty-five years ago.  'eer are  stsnace*  \%  ���������������:&  ,'lem.  m*m  6*������  M&m  Listening to the Barking cf Hounds cr. e. Dir>'.:\~'A Island.  :ur.'j :r. Apple From tho Fin-  g'ei-^ oi a Vial tor. ,  The deep muaic of a daorhour.d'a  voice   cams   faintly   dt".v������i   tho   wi:.������.',  shortly it blandcd   with  tho i.h..rpor  voice of a -hunting Airida'.o.       The  scream   of  a  hungry   cougar   Is   no:  more terrifying to the tim.d d.'er of  the British Columbia e.;ast  than th-  Lay   of  the   hounds    on     the     trail  When  they hear it  they get  up and  go���������straight for water.  .    Tho little spike  buck,  born  u  few  seasons     before     o:i     the     nwv.i'd  forest-clad coast of the Pacific province   lifted  his  head.     Ills  eyes  arc!  his ears, his very pose d uplayed the  high tension of his taut  nerves.   Hi.  looked  into  the forest  of the  Island  on which he stood, and he saw nothing alarming.    He turned and stared  across  the  water  toward  Nelson  Island      The   only   thing   that   caught  his  eye   that  did  not  denote  restful  nature in primitive grandeur was a  srrudgo of smoke  that smeared   the  horizon   and   showed   that   a   C.P.I...  coasting steamer was outbound from  Powell River.   Then the boom of the  hound's voice rolled again across.the  waters   from   Nelson   Island.        The  deer   moved    nervously,    looked   all  round    again���������and  calmly bent  his  ho^d to blto a mouthful of gnics  Ho \v?..i ci'.fo. Ilo w:>.3 or. Lard./  Isicnd. .������������������.,.���������  Hardy Iulard is the city of rcfu're  to all  the-deer that  ' n*;w a! out. i:  Three  years ago  it : wa?  good  (ium  iiiu   grounds.    1 o-d.'-.y . It   is  ta:;.;<; ���������[.���������..  men with guns, and It;!! pops. ;.s ������'i.  uaying  goes,  If' men ��������� w'th  both ku-ip  and (\o;m; appear.     It  i?  un a v. tin   t.c  hunt deer  wir.ii (k:r,*  in   British Cnl  umb'.a, but it is still done In certaPi  districts, in rp:tt of hiw.    Two y������������!v  ago.  or  perhaps  slightly  mere' th.-ui  that,  Mr   C.  ,J.   f,eyi;-r:d   of  iO'igla;:;!  .purchased   Hardy   Island,  a   g-'m   r.1  land  situated   just   off  Nohson   l.-ilanr!  at/ the   mouth  of Jervis   Inlet.       R;  bought   it   to   experiment   with   British  frees in the B.C. climate    Tli-re  were  2,500  acres  of rich   lands  and  forests,    and    there    was    a    /:o rl  orchard.    Me    placed    n    watchman.  Torn Brazil, on the ���������propo-tv and d'ri  no   more   toward   development,   preferring  to await the end of tlie war  Brazil,   a   iov������r   of   animals,   caiijr.it  two of the.wild d-.vr that fmrm.-nii  They  i:  on     11.\  turn brought other wild  ....j or thtui had been run  ty d-gs and look refuge  !y. Li,;a..d. There, seeing  0'.. .iii.i;'iatc- th( original tame pair  t'i-.' v.iiu the man who controlled  ::r.,' ��������� ufjii^rds wtiero the luscious  ;i'Pi-\s grew, the wild tiewcomera  ��������� .oi.Mall;, gievv .n iniaie too. To-day,  :: h-.'fd :of th:!-t.\ deer, ntost of thera  i.'orn in wiidiK'.ss, respond to the  .oiec of Tom Brav.;| when he calls.  ikmn- of tlir-in will step forward  ��������� io:.. t!:<> herd when called by name.  7h"\ Live, im. fear at all of man,  when <;u LiO'dy Island. Sometimes'  the> swim io other parts of the  eoar,t, and range about a bit, but  they come back, often fagged from  so'iiu-   fierce   run   and  swim. <  Torn' Urazil s herd is becoming a by-  wurri on the cua.st, but no dog and  no man i\:ive brave what might hap*  pen should he try to hunt on tho  inland of rcfu-e. So the deer ans  fat. are bringing new little Urea  into   the   world,   and  are adding   to  Rwam  ,o  the  Island  froA ^hT'o'h-r | |hpir "'"^n.  by  recruit volunt'eera  nearby     lands.      He   Tamed     thom I  T ^ W"d,   ra"ge8    Where   fiuch  lj.ii.cu    im,.n. j safetj,. js not kn.owu.-L. V. K.  I  See me now about that Insurance  LIFE  n  o      o  i__jLi^������q      I ^Lv^e  I have a large,-and^eplendid supply cf  Raspberry Canes 1:oj- sale at low };akcs.  Finest quality.  .cCallum  Abbotsford  5fffT  .CX3.I1  Farmers, and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY,  PROPRIET^r  HUNTINGDON,  B>  C.  On the claim that it is "Cheaper Advertising" than  newspaper advertising, a good many unnecessary advertising schemes are sold to business men.  The plans for buying are usually made in the home at  the warm fireside, not when the family is on an amusement jaunt.  Supplementary advertising includes all advertising  outside of newspaper advertising.  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  .ii!(  (hem at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  'i  %'. u  ��������� -'X  a< . ��������� v.  ��������� j.'  ���������i ji,  *<    V  '    i  f  \ f  7i  '   # ���������  kt  m  " f  c*i  t'3  i\  f  It'll


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