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 ft  Si:f  fa  ������������������'.if'  5?  I4  ii"  it  |ir'  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. IX., No, 14.  4BBOTSFORD, B, C, FRIDAY, JANUARY (8, 1915  $1.00 per Year  fa  To the Residents of Abbotsford and Vicinity :���������..  I wish to announce that for. a short time I am making a" Special Cut on  all. lines in my store. . The reason-is that I must have money as my creditors  are pushing me hard at present. .      .'  .     In this ad. you will find some prices quoted that,  quality considered, it  will be impossible to get crnder anywhere in B. C. ���������-  BAKING POWDER���������  Price's  2% lbs   $1.00  Price's .12   oz   ....; 35c  Price's 51b ...- :.$2.00  Magic   12 "oz    20c  Magic 2% lbs  :45c  ' Magic 5   lbs' .85c  Eggo 16  oz .'. 15c  - CEREALS���������     -  Quaker Oats; 5 lbs ";.;.;������������������. 25c  Quaker  Oats,'.  5lbs   25c  B. & K. National'201b..$1.0O  B. .& K.- 7   lbs  : 40c  2 B. &. K. National 7lbs 75c  Can.   Wi. Flakes...:. 30o  Carnation .Flakes  30c'  KELLOG'S  CORN FLAKES  Three for   '.*". ���������:....25c  QUAKER CORN FLAKES  Three   for     25c  Malta   Vita    10c  S.   W. Biscuit   10c  TEAS���������-  B. R. Tea, 3lbs.... $1.00  Nabob   50c   for   ���������  40c.  Tetley"s  50c for .: 40c  Malkin's   Best : 40c  Braid's   Best   ...'! 40c  Lipton's- 50c for  .....40c  .Canned " ���������. Tomatoes,.   Corn,  P.eas and Beans/* per can 10c  Sugar, 10.0lbs for ........ $7.00  Sugar, 201bs.for������ $1.50  Sugar,  51bs for  '. 35c  Flour,   Five  Rose   per' bbl.  for   ..:...... :'.    $7.50  Flour,' Purity. per,bbl $7.50"'  Royal Standard-per bbl$7.50'  Flour,,B. & K. per bbl $7.25.  Beans', white,- .per.' lb  5c  Beans," Brown,   per   lb....5c  Bacon, per lb  23c*  Ham,   per   lb   :.' :....19c  Dry Salt Pork per lb  16c  Rolled7   Boneless    Shoulder  ���������per   lb    : ':..' 18c  RAISINS  &     CURRANTS  ;  Best   16* oz    ".:.'.-...'.10c  Coal Oil per gallon ...l:......25c'  Sweater Coats at  ..COST,  MEN'S,.  UNDERWEAR  Regular $1.25 at....-....:... 75c  Regular. $1.50 at  :..$li00--  'MEN   AND "WOMEN'S  Boots and Shoes to clear at  ACTUAL COST.  And other Articles  too numerous to mention.  TJIl<J MINSTREL CONCERT WAS  OUTSTANDING SUCCESS  I must have the money and am making this sacrifice for that purpose  only and if is up to you to take advantage of this sale. My-prices aj-e the  same to everybody and I am not enquiring of you what you pay for a certain  article and then quote you a few cents less. Neither do I tell you that a  certain article.is sold at other places for a certain'price when itis not and then  offer it to you for less.  The sale will close  which date the original  Saturday, Jan. 16th,  after  prices will be resumed.  Yours Faithfully,  B. B. SMITH  A distinctive success was the minstrel entertainment given here by-Mr.  .D. C. Blair's clever darkies 'before a  packed audience which was kepl,a-  niused for two long hours. "With  musica*. items, solos and choruses,  topical ,quips and all kinds' of original stunts, the minstrels were in fiiie  form. One of the features of the  programme-was the banjo and song  renderings of Mr. Pete McMillan. Mr.  Hill-Tout sang "The Boys of the Old  Brigade" Teddy Barrett following  with "The. Old Flag" Mr. Chamberlain was never heard in better trim  C. S. Davison sang "How he wanted  to' gor to Idaho" and, Mr." Morgan  singingly "had the assumption to ask  the married people in the audience  how long they had been married. An  old chicken, Mr. Blair, was ever new  with' his songs and jokes of the  Scotch flavoring. Artistic indeed  was the cello solo of Mr. Ricks. The  very natural looking dummies of Prof  'Box caused roars of laughter. Mr..  Simmons was a popular artiste. In  the sketch, "The Doctor's Shop" Mr.  Pete -McMillan was very humorous.  The choruses were well* sung-though  not as powerful as last year. Some  "sixty dollars' clear was raised--by- the  effort and much credit is due'Orchestra for their fine entertainment:   ,  Mr. J. A. McGowan was a visitor  to Vancouver returning, homo on  Friday. .   '  . The oflicers of the  local  minstrel  club are. Manager D. C. Blair! Secretary C. R. Davison, committee S.  A. Morley,, J. A. McGowan and W.  Morgan. .    -    _  ( All the women of Abbotsford and  district ar einvited. to meet at the  Presbyterian church, Abbotsford, on  Monday next, January 11th at 2:30  p. m. A social will be held under the  auspices of the W. iC. T .U. Mrs.  Street of Chilliwack will give an address as also will Mrs. J. L.' Campbell. Special music and refreshments  will be served.  Messrs A. E. Green of Vancouver  F. P .Parry of Chilliwack, and Sfeye  O'Brien were among the recent arrivals at the Alexandria Hotel.  Mr. and Mrs. Ferris were the surprise hosts of a party given at their  I home last week.  Mr.' J. W. Winson has posted notices calling for nominations of candidates for officers on the Municipal  Council. Monday next is nomination  day. On present indications Reeve  Munroe and the present council will  be returned unopposed for another-  year's service. .  On Thursday 'evening' Mr. "Jaclc JMc"  Lean  invited  several  of his  friends  to meet him at the Masonic Hall for  .a  convival  evening  with whist  and  other diversities.  The many friends of Mr. Robb  Steiss will be glad to hear-that he  is now out of the Sumas hospital.  The'correspondent W. W. is known  It is cheering to hear that at least  one person reads the Post who is hot  on our mailing list. ,     .  I  EEEVE MERRYFIELD MAY NOT RUN THIS YEAR AT ALL  While our correspondent was in Abbotsford the other day.he  was informed on what it was claimed was good authority, that  Mr. Merryfield was not in the field this year for the reeveship.  It seems a loss to the municipality that Mr. "Merryfield should  decide not to enter the contest, as he has served the municipality with credit to himself and the ratepayers for seven or eight  years, and can always be relied upon to do the right thing. But  it is understoodd that Ex-Councillor Aish is in the field with a  winning determination to get there this year.  i . , ^  LANGLEY WILL PROBABLY HAVE ANOTHER HOT TIME  V$:  TfTfti' nv y' 'i ��������� r fi"'-~ri ~* r**irnr-'  "T-gffTT  fe  !"5\  DRY GOODS, MILLINERY,  LADIES   AND CHILDREN'S UN������ER.  '  WEAR,  HOSEBRY, GLOVES, CORSETS, NOTIONS,  FANCY   HANDKERCHIEFS,       NECKWEAR  BLOUSES,     BOYS'   CLOTHING, GENTS'  FURNISHINGS,   ETC., ETC.  A Store of Quality, Moderate Prices,  Courteous Treatment and a  Square Deal    to    All.  loSiranrO X%&������  ������f Me"'S Somen's and .-Children's' Un-  BwmSMsBww   wCBlw dervvear and Heavy Winter  Garments  at a reduction of 25 to 50 per cent, to make room for our New  Spring-Stock which will arrive shortly. The balance of Ladies'  and Children's Millinery at quarter of the' original cost.  See our Windows for Bargain Priced Goods  ~*J)  Residents here recently signed  petitions in support of an application to be made to the government  for the proposed Royal Hotel, a first  class hose with fifty rooms, and to  be situated immediately opposite the  blacksmith's place at the boundary  Mr. S. O'Brien, late of the Savoy  Hotel, Vancouver, is the interested  party and he has obtained practically entire support of tlie community  in his pending aplication for a licence.  The annual meeting of the Women's Institute will be held on Saturday at the Institute rooms at 2:30  The reports for the year will be rearl  Mrs. Fadden will give a talk on j,'Hot  Broths for Cold days".  . Last year Langley had a hot time electing their reeve. It was  finally dragged into court, with the result that one of, the candidates finally declared himself reeve by acclamation wjiile the  other fellow it is said wished he had never come into the contest  Speaking .with a former resident of the municipality a few days  ago he said he wished he was living there again for a few days  as he would like to enjoy the fun.  THE CONTEST WITH SOME OTHERS OE OUR NEIGHBORS  In Sumas Municipality it is reported that the present Reeve,  Mr. Frank Munroe, will have no opposition*at all this year, while  no new names arc mentioned for ,the council than those already serving.  In Maple Ridge to lhe west of us there is the prospects 'of-  having a fine contest, as two of the old council are not going to  run again, but there appear to be a large number willing  to accept the honor of filling the places made vacant by these  two men not running. Reeve Lougheed is again in the field for  the reeveship and is sure of election, as he has rendered valuable  services to the municipality. V  In Pitt Meadows there is talk of electing the whole council as  a body, to complete the good work of the past year. But the  further west one goes the hotter the contests get to be. In Port  Coquitllam they have two choice men running for the mayoralty  and in Coquitlam municipality there are a whole grist if willing  men ready to serve the ratepayers for the coming year; while if  one lands in Vancouver he meets no less than four candidates  willing to put that town on its sound financial basis again. ���������i'Hto ABBOTSFORD  POST,  ABBOTSFORD,. fi.  C,  usa&s  aaatts  THE ABBQTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertisiing  rates  made  known   on  application  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   agin*   the   Government  FRIDAY,  JANUARY  8th,   1915  Now that the..holiday season is past���������we have enjoyed our  Christmas and broken our New Year resolutions, which were  made of course to be self-deceivers���������let us all get down to  business arid after electing our mayors, our reeves, our council  lors and our school trustees, proceed to carry on "business as  usual." ,. ���������  This talking of war, about who is and who is not to blame,  will never make business. So far as some of us are concerned  we have made up our mind that the war will1 not be settled this  year, nor next year, nor probably the following year-^-if then���������  but some time. It is however in the hands of the military experts���������capable hands���������who will see it finished and finished finally with no disadvantage to Great Britain or her colonies, if  at all possible. But, although the war is a most serious business,  none of our talking can ever settle it, but we must have "business  as usual."  Last year all our papers (we published some ourselves) were  full of the good times in store for Canada. We quoted the opinion  and opinions of some of our ablest financiers, that good times  were coming���������were bound to come. Yet we see the close of the  year, and the dawning of another, yet we long for "business as  usual."  ' The war has caused a great deal of suffering throughout the  world���������you dear reader do not fully realize it, and none of us  do who have not seen the war with its train of consequences^  Thousands have been made homeless in several parts -of-  Europe, and the end is not yet, and these need our. sympathy���������  our deepest sympathy���������and what is more some of the comforts  that.our cash���������even though hard-earned���������can buy. If we:are  to each meet this demand individually made we must endeavor  to make "business as usual".  If we are to preserve our freedom of speech, our individual  freedom, that we have enjoyed in the past, and yet some unhappy fellows say weare still slaves���������we must work and earnestly  resolve to help out our Canada, our Britain, our Allies by each  man carrying out that good old saying of one of our most beloved and honored heroes���������-"England expects every man to this  day do his duty" and to do this we must���������no matter what the  difficulties that may arise���������carry on "business as usual".  No matter frpm what point we may view the matter; be it  from sentimental, patriotic, prolonged individual freedom and  future welfare of the Anglo-Saxon race, it must be "business as  usual". Therefore let you and I endeavor each day of the remainder of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen to carry on  "business as usual", thus we will the sooner be able to welcome  the return of the day of "business as usual".  In our humble opinion the above paper should be placed in  the millionaire class���������something.unusual in the newspaper business. Prom what we read not' even the millionaire railway  magnates of B. C.���������McKenzie and Mann���������can boast of more,  probably not as much as having met "all obligations" and having "a bank account of $1.15". If all of our big dailies could  boast of as much some of the lawyers might hang out the sign  "Employment wanted". May the account for 1916 be increased  to $1.1514 and an uncancelled one-cent postage, stamp. ���������  AVE RESOLVE  THK  LOSING SIDE OF THE MAIL  ORDER   TRADING  .As we read the exchanges, that reach our sanctum sanctorum,  on the war, the sayings of editors, of public men on interview  or. public platform (including the pulpit) there is only one conclusion that we must reach, and that is that this war is a most  horrible and serious business to"eaeh*one of us who live'in  the land of the-brave and the free, and our most earnest supplication must be that the Allies should and must win against the  mlitary mad aristocracy of Germany, who, in "order to preserve  their class against democracy, have perverted to the uses of  warfare, for the destruction of life and,property (including ancient cathedrals and national heirlooms) every invention of  modern times. And that the present war, should that military  class win out, would mean that each" of us would lose our individual freedom that our forefathers for the past six or more  hundred years have fought for���������the mailed fist of Germany today would, if it were victorious, deal out to each one of us the  same treatment, with just as much severity as was practised in  days .of yore. Can any of us living under 'the flag that has  for a thousand years braved the battle and the breeze', understand why any nation or' individual in America can remain on  neutral ground. , It's a serious business���������our country's citizens  are fighting for their very existence as a nation with free-born  liberties. In view of this it seems a pity that any man should  ever seize an opportunity to express an opinion, publicly or  privately, that is not consistent with true facts. Upon the  military mad aristocracy of Germany rests the whole cause of  the war���������not upon the morality or immorality of the- British  nation.  There will be danger of war as long as Russia and Germany  by tariffs shut off the grain fields from the factory towns; as  long as Russia cannot get warm water ports on the highways of  the seas to which her ships may come in winter; so long as  Britain would rather trust her own naval strength than to "the  international policeman; so long as it remains worth while for  Russia and Austria-to struggle for the dominant commercial  and political position in Southern Europe; so long as France  and Italy are rivals for pre-eminence in the Mediterranean.-  Beck's Weekly.  A certain farmer in Iowa has discovered that the;- benefits which appear on tlie surface as attaching to  the mail order plan sometimes spell  disaster and has written a very interesting story of his views in a certain  farm paper. Here is a part of his  story.-  "We farmers need awakening to  the fact that we have unmistakably  reached the period where we, must  think and plan. I am one of the  slow farmers that have to be shown,  and I am now giving my experience  that others may profit, for knowledge  isniore expensive now than ten years  ago.  "Twenty-nine years ago I-began my  farm, career. I had an old team and  $50. Our furniture was mostly homemade chairs, cupboard and lounge  made from dry-goods boxes, neatly  covered with ten-cent cretone by my  girl-wife.. We rented eighty acres.  Being a boy of good habits I got all  needed machinery and groceries off  our home merchants on credit, until  the fall crops were sold. The first  year was a wet season and I did not  make enough to pay the creditors. I  went to each on date of promise and  explained conditions, paying as mucli  as possible, and they all,carried the  balance over another year.,They continued to accommodate me until 1  was able to buy a forty-acre piece of  my own. "*  "As soon as I owned , these few  acres mail order houses began sending me catalogues, and gradually I  began to send my loose change to  them, letting my accounts stand in  my own librhe town where I had got-,  ten my accommodation when I most  needed it.  "At that time 'we had one of the  thriftiest little villages in-the State ���������  good business men in all branches,  who were willing to help an honest  fellow over a hard year, and a town  full of people who came twice a  week to trade and visit. Our little  country town supported a library, a~  high schol, band, ball team, and we  had big celebrations "every, year. ���������  "A farni near a live 'town .-soon  doubles in,.value, I- sold my .forty  acres at a big advance and' bought  an eighty "acre farm, .'gradually- adding" to it until'I-had 200'acresof'he  best land in Iowa. -I then felt no  need of asking favors, and'found it  easy to patronize the mail order a-  gents that came almost weekly to our  door. I regret to say that I was the  first in the country to make iip a  neighborhood bill and send it to a  mail order house. Though we got  stung every once in a while, we got  in the habit of sending away for stuff  "Gradually our merchants lessened  their stock of goods���������for lack of patronage. Finally we began to realize that when we needed a bolt quickly for machinery, or clothing for sickness or. death, we had to wait and  send away for it, which wasn't so  pleasant. One by one our merchants  moved to paces where they were appreciated, and men of less energy  moved in.������ Gradually our town has  gone down; our business houses are  "tacky" in appearance, a number are  empty; our schools, churches and our  walks are going down; we have -no  band; no library nor ball team. There  is no business done in the town, and  there are no taxes to keep things up.  The hotel is closed for lack of travel  Go down to the depot when the next  freight pulls in and you will see the  sequel in mail order packages.  "Nine years ago my farm was  worth $195 per acre; today I'd have  a hard matter to sell it at $167 an  acre. It is too far from a live town  so every farmer has said that wants  to buy. He wants a piece near schools  and churches, where his children can  have advantages. I have wakened to  the fact that in helping to pull the  town down, it has cost me $5,000 in  nine years."  were pitiful.' In the trenches was a  quiet chap- of the1 Engineers, who  could stand it no longer. He collected all the water bottles he could' lay  hold of, and said he was going out.  The air was thick with shell and rifle  fire, and to show yourself at alt was  to sign your death-warrant. ��������� That  chap knew it as'well as we did, but  that was not going to stop him. He  got to the first man all right and  gave him a swig from a bottle. No  sooner did he show himself than the  Germans opened fire. After attending to the first man ho crawled along  the ground to others until he was  about a quarter of a mile away from  us. Then he stood'up and zig-zagged  toward another batch of wounded,  but that was the end of him. The  German���������fire got hotter and hotter. Ho  was hit badly, and with just a,slight  upward fling of his arms he dropped  to earth like the hero he was.  Later, he was picked up with the  wounded, but he was as dead aa they  make them out there. The wounded  men for whose sake ho had risked  and lost his life thought a lot-oi' him  and were greatly cut up at his death.  One of them who was hit so hard  that he would never see another Sunday said to me as lie passed the Engineer chap, who lay with"a smile on  his white face and had niore bullets  in him than would set a battalion of  sharpshooters up in business for  themselves, "He was a rare good one,'  he was. It's something worth while  living for to have seen a deed like  that, and now that I have seen it-1  don't care what becomes of me."  That's what we all felt about it.  To keep sweet.'  To,boom business.  To stand by our guns.  To tell half what we know.  To ventiate evil if we get licked  twice, a day. "  To .work for our town,-our .people  and our, country. / '",������������������,  To be moderate in common things  and hasty in few.  .  To pay our debts if our subscribers-  will pay us.  To work���������since we see no way out  of it.  .  To be on time'-and give you the  spicest sheet going.  .   To  meddle, with  no one- and tell  you' about everybody.  ; To give business men the best advertising medium in the country.  E. .0. .Brundage  Painter and Decorator  If you want any artistic work in  Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work at practical price*  Gladys Ave. ��������� - - Abbotsford  @I)^[^������l^miMllalfflMl^^liMSMgg  MM  w  S  1*8  K  H  ������  S  n  K  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  i  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies [J  Phone Connection. Mission City  aaiiifaafaaoQBaaEi^EasBDio^mi^  ; Nothing, will '���������  ~~~*"add more to;;  the holiday pleasure of the friends and. kinsfolk '  at home. " ,c *    '���������,  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD!  :-:     B. C.      :-:;  V$g|i55������35������MZ  M<gga������  LET'S US ALL MIGRATE TO MERIUTT, 15. C.  The Herald has been doing business at the old stand for another year. It had a prosperous year, notwithstanding that  times were quiet in Merritt and dull the world over. The sheriff  never had occasion to call at the palace during the year. All obligations were met, and the paper commences the New Year  with a bank account of $1.15. To those who stood by Meritt's  leading weekly we hope they will live as long as they want and  never want as long as they live. To those who never gave the  Herald a pleasant smile and to the world we wish the very best  the New Year has on its bill of fare.���������Meritt Herald.  LEFT  WITH  A  SMILE   ON  WHITE FACE  HIS  Those whoh ave prophesied that  the European war will so brutalize  and harden men to the thought of  human distress and suffering that the  world's work of charity and reform  will be set back half a century,  should consider such a story as the  following, told by a British soldier  returned from the Aisne, through the  columns of the London Standard. It  is undoubted only representative of  a thousand tales that are never told:  Near our trenches there were a lot  of wounded, and their cries for water  Insure your horses and cattle in  * case of accident or death  Nice White Plymouth Rock  Cockerals for breeding purposes. Good stock and at right  prices.  v  cCa  Abbotsford  ft ,ii\ ..,.'.    :'!-��������� "���������.--  . .'������������������>-  ������������������������  ---  in,  ���������������-.  ft  m  1 v/   .  iS* ''-"'"  r<   '  r  H*  R'  r������'  i^i  P?  ���������  w  m  fe*"  ������tf-  Csi  to  by.  feu  .  1  I1  /  Kl  \'<  \i>     ���������  h  I ���������  '  M  5"^  ei*^-"-^-'f?   $HS AB&6tSP6HD POSt/AfiBbTSFORD, fi. e.  '** ������--ir������u*'������*������v ���������*������������������������  1ATSQUI-SU  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing-sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  the district, and industries already established,        jj  THE COSSACKS���������THK MILITARY  ARISTOCRACY OF EUROPE  THAT   LOOK  OP  SATISFACTION  is in the face of every . man  fresh from his morning plunge.  But,whether the plunge is a delight, or an unpleasant task to  hurry through, depends on  your bathroom. We can put in  all the new. improvements and  fixtures, in your bathroom at  most reasonable prices.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing: Shop_  Old Creamery Sldjr  Abbotsford  We have just received and  placed on our shelves a full  assortment of Men's Women's and Children's Rubbers.  Prices fromr 50c to $1.05.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  v  Strictly first-class in every respect.-   The bar is  stocked with "the best of wines,, liquor and cigars,  RATES, $1.50 TO  $2.00 PER  DAY  PROPRIETORS'!  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  ������6������93������  ss  "      i   ���������"   ���������   . .Ja;  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, Keef, Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners  and lal������gna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  The Cossacks are unique. Their  ways are their own, and their confidence* in their officers jand in themselves is perfect.  The'passionate love of the Cossack  for his horse'makes his'-work a pleasure.    As an all round fighter the Cossack is what the Uhlan  tries to he  Cossacks use a peculiar high uad saddle,  and  ride with the knee almost  vertical and the heel drawn well back  They   never   wear  spurs   and   never  carry a guard .upon their sword.    The  Russian soldier, Cossack - or Mujik  scorns  buttons.    They are' regarded  as a* nuisance,'as  they  have  to  be  cleaned;   they wear away the cloth,  and attract the attention of the enemy.    Ponies ridden by the Cossacks  are quaint little animals, but remarkable   for   their  power  of  endurance  and their willingness to'work.      Tho  Cossack and his mount'-have, been likened to a clever nurse'and a spoiled  child���������each  understands - and  loves  the other, but neither is completely  under control.  Tlie Cossack does not want his  horse to be a slave, and recognizes  perfectly-that horses like children,  have their whims and "' humors, and  must be coaxed -and reasoned with'  but rarely, punished. Most Cossacks  wear whiskers, "and have their hair  cut square across.. Their fur caps'  are stuck jauntly on the head, and  the famous knout is carried at the  end of a strap across the left shoulder.  .The Cossack.population of the Russian empire-comprises about 177,000  men, with 4,2G7 - officers. The -war  office has divided them into 816 squadrons of cavelry, seventy companies  of infantry and forty-nine battalions  for.- special service.- For - strategic  purposes the Cossacks are distributed  along the frontier. Practically every  male Cosaek of eighteen years who is  physically fit, is compelled to serve in  the Czar's army.for a period of twenty years. ���������- Of this term three years  are spent in a probationary stage,  twelve years on active 'duty, and five  with the reserve.- Tliey'are furnished with arms .bythe government,'but  have to supply their own horses, saddles and .uniforms. ;  Cossacks "are the military aristocrats of Russia. Their'organization  dates from the time of the Muscovite  those Czars, who combihd, with the  kings of Poland as safeguard-against  invasion by the hostile "tribes. In  those days the Cossacks had many  unique privileges. They paid no taxes  and no one could pass through" their  territory without permission. It is  much-the same now.     -    "  According to- the popular impression; a-Cossack-;without Et* horse is not  a Cossack,   but this is quite wrong,  for  there-are   among" the   Cossacks  large numbers of. infantry and artill-  ary.       The  cavalry  division   of-the  troops, .undoubtedly forms the-finest  mounted infantry in the world. .'It is  true that their ideas on the subject  of discipline -are primitive" in "the extreme; that "they turn out for parade  in a manner, that would cause a British guardsman to blush with shame;  and.they manoeuvre without the aid  of  a  drill ' book.      In ' other  words,  they are useful rather than ornamental; .    " ���������,  ' ���������  ,,In .'battle the Cossacks' feat of  horsemanship are often disconcerting  to an enemy. ' This 'is due to, the  remarkable sympathy which exists between the man and the horse. When  charging, for instance, the Cossack  frequently leans over the offffside of  his horse, thereby using the animal to  a certan degree as a cover and shelter. .-    '  It is reported that in a recent engagement the Austrians ��������� were amazed  .to see'what they thought was a mass  of riderless horses in a wild stampede  They rushed forward, hoping to capture them, when they were met by  a hail of fire from the riders in their  strange positions. Before the Austrians had time to recover, the Cossacks resumed their normal positions  and, sabres, in "hand, cut them .down  right and-left. As fighting men they  are demons. Their bravery is.of that  reckless character that stops at nothing. They are not the'least perturbed by overwhelming odds.  But the Cossack is not purely and  simply a man of war, as most persons think. He is equally skilled in  the arts of peace. Popular education stands at a higher level among  the Cossacks than in any other part  of Russia, and they are successful  farmers and stock raisers when not  upon the warpath. ,The Cossack  country comprises several territories  along the lower Don, Dnieper, in the  Caucasus mountains, and the plains  of southeastern Russia. Most of the  people belong to the Greek Catholic  church. Some 400,000 are classed as  dissenters. A half million cling to  the Mohammedan faith.  They are a mixed race, a result  of a melting pot where a dozen races  used to meet. Russian, Polish, and  Tartar predominate, with Russian  most noticeable. They are armed  with a magazine rifle, a long curved  sabre, and a short knife. Individuals  carry as many revolvers as they can  afford. The title of Hetman of the  Cossacks is borne by the heir to the  Russian thrcne. All other chiefs  are appointed by the crown.    It is a  rule in Cossack life that officers of  their regimen is shall bo chosen from  famiies whose men have commanded  them in generations past.���������Boston  Journal. ���������      , '  HOW WE GET THE NEWS  Day   before  yesterday  a  perfectly  nice lady called us up and with tear's  in her voice reproved us for not mentioning the fact that she had had a  friend visiting her last week.       We  told her she had not let us know anything about it and that therefore, we  did not know* that she had a visitor.  Then she said. "Well you should have  known.    I thought you were running  a newspaper." Now of course we like  to get the news all the time and are  mighty good guessers in  this office,  but if you have a friend visiting you  or if you are going away, or have returned from a visit out of town,    if  Johnnie falls and breaks his arm, if  your husband  not used to chopping  happens to chop his toe instead of a  stick  of  wood,  if anything  happens  to make you glad,'sad, happy or mad,  call up this office, and tell us all- a-  l)out it if you want it in the paper.  That is absolutely the best'way.  RUSSIAN   WOOING   UP-TO-DATE  A Russian youth loved Russian maid;  AnJ e'er lie, joined iho cavalcade,  Ho told her so how much; and why  In words that end in s-k-i.  And when he found she loved him too  He said at once, without ado,  St. Petersburg has'changed her name  1 pray that you will do the same.  In syllables that end "vitch,"  This winsome little Russian-witch,  Replied with accent shy, but glad,  "1 too,1, dear love, will Petrogard."  IS THIS A  FACT?  The other day we came across the  following: ,  "I refer to the song known familiarly as "Tipperary." Its flippant allusions to Picadilly Circus and Leicester Square are positively harmful  to youth. ' I am given to understand  that these .localities are notorious  centres of debauchery. Sir 1 implore you to "use your well-known  uplift influence in the direction of  the suppression of the offending  lines"  If you want to sell.something, it is easier to- -  have the buyers come-to you.   If you want to buy    "  something you save time and energy if the sellers *-���������  come to you. _ If is quite possible to have your ���������  head save.your heels, to have others come to you  instead of you going after them. '  An'advertisement in the paper will accomplish -  the result'.  Give adequate particulars of just what ���������  your needs are, or what you have to offer and  some.person who wants-what .you have, either  cash or goods, will look you up.  r.'iPVDICJTcn   iimj     i    if.j>a'  ,-ii.n   COPYRIGHTE  _iiL^'iEIii!liaii!is_   ,������^.i-:v3iKu.iC..uiiJ^^jJSw.<iSil!S3fci  ^r*6*- jSjiS t^TliffrnTi7i*mmTffluiTTmi';nTnTTm^^  auSES  SEICI-E   SYNDICATE. ' I ll:  JilliLtHM'lltilllllffiJIMilMilii''  25S3Si22E������S  mmmmm.  ���������When a Lady .  buys Perfume���������  ���������She chooses it with as much discrimination as she does her gowns and hats.  It must be distinctive in character-���������It must breathe  refinement���������and it must be of strictly high quality.  Corson's Toilet Requisitcs'fill all these requirements,  whether in Perfumes, Toilet Waters, Face Creams,  or Talcs.  They are composed of the most expensive materials, carefully compounded by  skilled chemists.  <petfumes S'Joilet^equisiles  Corscms "IDEAL ORCHID" and Corson'a "POMANDER" line of  Perfume, Toilet Water, Talcum Powder, etc., arc particular f.n ori'tci.  Ask your druggist for 10c. sample of the Orchid odor. 1  SOVEREIGN PERFUMES   LIMITED      .      .      TORONTO, ONT.  (Exclusively engaged in the manufacture of Perfumes and Toilet Requisite's)  m- '                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ������������������'��������� M���������������-S!  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Mrs. Yates has to the regret of  many friends, been seriously ill,  threatened with pneumonia.  The recent and successful minstrel  entertainment may be repeated shortly at Aldergrove and Cloverdale.  Dr. R; C. Boyle, and old time friend  ' of  Mr.  J.   J.   Sparrow  was   visiting  here this week.    Dr.  Boyle of Vancouver is one of the most noted medical men in the West.  Mr. Lee states that his Christmas  trade this year was double that' of  1913.  HUNTINGDON NKWS ITEMS  SUMAS FARMERS' INSTITUTE  ���������  The annual meeting of the Farmers  .Institute was held in  the Municipal  ' Hall  on December 28th for the annual businesss and election of officers  The following oflicers were elected  President���������G.  F. W.  Lunn.  Vice-Pres.���������W. Owens.  Secretary-Treasurer���������S. J. BATES  Directorate���������A'. Campbell, W. H..  Fadden, Chas-Beebe, W. Porter, Roy  Serl and J. W. Winson.  A forward policy adopted���������Powder  Magazine to be built by the secretary  and -powder kept on hand for the  .members, W. Porter offering to haul  it from depot to magazine free of  charge.  A   lecture  on   the   importance  of  ,:Agriculture; .Lime  as   fertiizer,  in-  -^vlted'^  ���������'tion adopted to.purchase'car':load "of  "lime."��������� 'W'. H. Fadden offered to put'  up necessary cash if needed.-  A Cow Testing Association was for7  mulated, Secretary .Bates appointed  tester. Several members undertaking to have regular tests made. Details to be worked out later.  The manner in which the Sumas  Institute is going about things would  warrant the the Post in stating that  it is the duty of every farmer in the  municipality to become a member of  this valuable organization. He ought  if he knows the value of organization  to not only the farmer but to all the  business concerns of commrecial life  The farmer is the only man who does  not strive to become thoroughly organized.    It means business.  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Miller   spent   New  Year at Bellinghani.  Mr; and Mrs. Skinner who were  visiting at Chilliwack returned home  on Wednesday.  Miss M. Giroday is visiting at the  Lawrence home.-  Mr. and Mrs. M. Murphy spent New  Year day in New Westminster.  Miss Gillespie spent the holidays  at Vancouver with friends returning  for the opening of the school at the  early part of the week.  Mr. Smith, of Vancouver, was out  from Vancouver on Thursday, in  connection with the winding up. of  the  Mercantile  company's  affairs.  W.infred Fadden-asked the council  about disposition of shingles lying in  the old hall. Reeve appointed _a  committee to' report to next meeting.  Seeing that the royal commission  on Indian affairs would be in the  vicinity shortly it was resolved that  a strong deputation be appointed to  meet it to urge the advisability of  now turning the York Reserve over  to the people for use as a public  park. The following names were  suggested to form the deputation:  Reeve, Clerk and council, Women's  Institute and Farmers' Institute, J. L.  Atkinson, W. Porter, A. Boley, J. J.  Fadden, T. Fraser York.,  The  council   then  adjouned.  Mission   Municipal   Elections  Miss Turnbull and Mr.. M. Murphy  were married in Bellinghani on Tuesday, January nth, returning, home on  Wednesday evening. . The affair was  quite a surprise, and was kept very  quiet. Mr. W. R. Dunn (cousin of  the bride) and Mrs. Dunn being the  only witnesses. Mrs. Murphy will he  at home on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Thursday evenings, January 13th and 14th.  On the arrival of the newly married couple .at Huntingdon several  friends met at the house of Mr. and  j Mrs. Murphy on Second Street to of-  ) fer their felicitations.  SUMAS  MUNICIPAL  COUNCIL  The regular meeting of the Sumas  council was held in the municipal  hall on January 4th all members of  the council present and the Reeve~iu  the chair.      ', .  The minutes of'the previous meeting read and adopted.-  The following bills were presented  for payment.  ';'������������������,. Salaries for.school teachers and the  school' '/expenses';' 1.3.70; *.-; an"d/1-.?.'4 6.2 5)  T.V DeLair"$'8.00;.-''A>-Mun'r6e:--$23:  Clerk $33.15.''  ��������� '      '  Communications were received ��������� as  follows from:  Orion Bowman re barn on Lot 253,  referred to Health Officer.  Canadian Patriotic Fund re change  of treasurer. Filed.  ~ Canadian  Municipal    Journal,  referred to New Council.  Royal Commission on Indian affairs  re having York Reserve being turned  over to the public.  Council then adjourned for Court  of Revison from i.2 to 2 p. m.  Councillor Straiton reported a  jamb ;< the Sumas River at the  York bridge. Clerk to notify Mr.  Porter to relieve it.  ?*5\  ALEX MAINS Contractor and Builder  P. O. Box 44       Abbotsford, B. C.  Having- had many years experience in framing-  timbers  and  Carpenter Work of every description, I ask the   liberty  to   figure   on  any work you may have, either by clay or contract.    Drop a postal  card to the above address and I will call and   give full particulars.  free.    At present would accept Hay or Potatoes in trade for work  ssj^\  "Purity Flour" is Advancing in Price  Get in your stock now and save money.  We have a nice line of Fresh Fruits.   Jap Oranges,  Apples, Bananas, and Grapes.  ALBERT LEE, GROCER AND BAKER  Abbotsford, B. C.  PUBLICNOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Municipality  of the Corporation of Sumas, that  1 require the presence of the said Electors at the Municipal Hall, Sumas  Municipality, on Monday, January  pose of electing persons to represent  them in the Municipal Council as  Reeve, and Councillors and two  ���������School Trustees.  The mode of nomination of Candidates shall be as follows: The Candidate shall be nominated in writing  the ' writing shall be subscribed by  two voters of- the Municipality, as  proposer and seconder, and shall be  delivered' to the Returning Officer at  any time between'the date of the notice and 2 p. m,. of he day of nomination, the said "writing may be in  form numbered. 5 in the Schedule of  this Act and state name, residence  and occupation of "each person proposed in such manner as to sufficiently identify such candidate, and in the  event of a Poll being necessary, such  Poll shall be opened on Saturday,  January 16th, as follows:  At Sumas Municipal Hall,  Sumas Municipality.  School',- Steelhead;..     Portsmouth's  House,. ,'--   -Silverdale     " Hall,       Sil-  verdale;,  Stave'1 Falls   School,   Stave  Falls,- Council Chambers, -Mission City  from  9  a.'.m.  to'7-p. m.,  of which  every  person" is  hereby/required  to  take   notice  and  govern  themselves  accordingly:^ , ..;,'<���������-.;..;. _ -...... ��������� ��������� - -| V- - -  -���������;:<���������%;;:"���������';*QUALIFICATION<\K%<:;."..  - , The qualification'.]!'or Reeve shall be'  his being a male 'British Subject and  having been for -three months next  preceding the day of nomination the  registered owner, in the Land Registry Office, of land or real property  situate within the municipality of \tlie  assessed value, on the last Municipal  or Provincial assessment roll,.of five  hundred dollars ,or more over and  above any registered judgment or  charge, and being otherwise duly  qualified as,a municipal voter.  The Qualification for Councillor  shall be his being "a male British  Subject and having been for three  months next preceding day of his no-  Alexandria Cafe  HUNTINGDON  Opposite B. C. E. R. Depot  Now Open  Under  New  Management  Proprietress   *  MRS. JULIA CORBIN  Cafe open  0 a.m.  to 8  p.m.  Please  give us a call  High class Meal���������Quick Service.  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer,'"������������������'  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. O.  mination the registered owner, in the  Land Registry Office, of land or real-  property situate -within the municipality of the assesed value on the last  Municipal or Provincial assessment  roll, of two hundred and fifty dollars  or more over and above any regist-  tered' judgment or charge; or being  a homesteader, lessee from the Crown  or pre-emptor who has resided- within the Municipality for the space of  one year or more immediately pro-  ceding the day of nomination, and is  assessed for five hundred dollars or  more on the last Municipal or Provincial assessment roll over and a-  bove any registered -judgment or  charge, or being a* homesteader, lessee from the Crown, or pre-emptor  who has resided within the Municipality for a portion of one year immediately preceding the nomination, and  during the remainder of said year  has been the owner of said land, of  which he was formorly a homesteader  lessee from the Crown, or pre-emptor, and is assossod for five hundred  dollars or more on the.last Municipal or Provincial assessment-roll over and above any registered judgment  or charge; and boing otherwise duly  qualified as a municipal voter.  The Qualification for School Trustee shall be any person being a British subject of the full age of twenty-  one years actually residing within  the district, and haying been for the  three months next preceding the clay  of his nomination the registered owner, in the Land Registry Office, of  land' or real property situate within  the Municipality of the assessed value  on the last Municipal or Provincial  asessment roll, of two hundred and  fifty dollars or more over and above  any registered judgment or. charge;  or being a homesteader, lessee from  the Crown; or pre-emptor who has  resided within the Municipality for  the space" of one year or more immediately preceding the. day of nomination, and is assessed for. five hundred dollars or more on last Municipal or Provincial assessment roll  over and above any registered judg:  ment or charge; or being a homesteader, lessee ;fro'm... the Crown; or  pre-emptor^'.who'., has 'residedu'.within-  the/muriicipality'for'.a period ofL one  year immediately preceding" the-nom-.  ina'tion, and during the remainder of  said year has been the. owner of  said land,'of which'he formerly was  a homesteader, lessee from the Crown  or pre-emptor, and is assessed for  five hundred dollars or more on the  last Municipal or Provincial assessment roll., over and' above any registered judgment or charge, and being otherwise qualified by this Act to  vote at an election of. school trustees  in the said district, shall be eligible  to be elected or to serve as a school  trustee in such district municipality  Given under my hand at Huntingdon, B. C, this 31st day of December  1914.  J. H. WINSON,  Returning Officer  WE RESOLVE  - ,To make everyone-that takes this  paper-so glad they'll recommend it to  -their neighbors and send it to their  friends.   ' ,  " To come to you first, to tell you the  most and please you the'best, or in  other words, first for news, best for  home and good for all.  "Dick" McGregor of Morritt was  a caller at the Fraser Valley Record"  office Xmas week, but the editor was  so, busy trying to rush matters'so  that the staff and incidentally the editor, would have a' chance to enjoy  Xmas dinner without the cares' of  getting out "the next issue", that  only a perhaps half-hearted welcome  was extended to our .old-time friend  "Dick'' was just returning from an  extended visit to friends in Undo  Sam's domains, and took the opportunity of viewing the scenery and  prospects,of Mission City on his return trip to the Black Diamond City  of the Interior. Just for instance,'it  looks as though Pock McSwain, Solo-  mon, Bob Clark, Collett, Cleasby and  a few more of the old timers of tho  Nicola Valley must have paved the  road to Easy Street Tor "R.'J." as a  caller at I his office at that tinio afterwards remarked, "Who was your  millionaire-looking n friend, Mr. Editor?" Mr. McGregor returned to  Merritt on tho morning train, whore  it is hoped he will still-wax prosperous during 1915.  Good Morning  We Are Introducing  American Silk  American   Cashmere ���������  American  Cotton-Lisle  HOSIERY  - They have stod the test. Give  real foot comfort. Ne seams to  rip. Never become loose or baggy. The shape is knit- in���������not  pressed in.  GUARANTEED   for   fineness  style, superiority    of    material  and -workmanship.  Absolutelyl .  stainless.  Will wear . 6  months  .without"holes,'or new ones free  OUR SPECIAL OFFER ..- .-���������,  to evryone..sending us $1.00 in '  currency or postal note, to cover advertising, and shipping  charges, we will send post-paid  with written guarantee; backed  by, a  five, million - dollar ,c6m-  ;'panyj,\ either"., !������������������' >;.,,. :-,*/".,;���������������������������-.." '���������':  - u.S.pairs of bur.:75c.' value" . ;-"���������������������������;  '"American -Silk'-Hosiefyy"':    '���������-."  or,4 pairs of bur"50c'value'.";' .b,-.,j\  American Cashmere-"Hosiery, ���������:'���������  or 4 pairs of our 50c".value. -/'f  American  Cotton-Lisle Hosiery  or O paii* of Children's Hosiery ���������  Give the color, size, and  whether Ladies' -or Gent's hosiery is desired.  DON'T, DELAY���������Offffer expires when a dealer in your locality is selected.  The International Hosiery Ch.  P. O. Box 244  DAYTON, OHIO, U. S. A.  CHARLEY'S POOL ROOM  Huntingdon  Fast Tables    - Perfect. Cues  The Place to Meet Your Friends  FIRST   CLASS   BARBER   SERVICE  Laundry Agency in Connection  exandna  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.. MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C.  Y*^4i&0|  r/'-'.'-WA  J

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