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 i'jj  fit  \o1  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  V  ^ror��������� XVII., N0> 12.  *rr~r*r*r.,''<:  4B130TSFORD. B,,C.' FRIDAY,  'JAN,   31, 1919  ���������^ITBMC  <*ifl^8       $1.00 per Year  IIAS^lic Reputation for giving its customers Lhe very  best wdrkmanship and a first-class service. \\ve lead and  others follow. Those who have dealt with us claim-that  our expert mechanic, Frank Brown, is the right man in  the right place.       ' .  We have.added GASOLINE, TIKES and OILS'to our  full line of Ford parts.  See the K. K. Auto Repair expert when you have any  car troubles.  Seven passenger Cadillac FOR HIRE.  Farmers' 1'lioue���������One short, one Jong', one short  J5. C. Long Distance���������3������. 1!> Al���������Residence Phone  TRIBUTE TO C1JAKLES W. MUNRO  Has Prohibition  pome To Stay?  Vv-  By Slcplien Leacock,    Professor  Political Economy, McGill  (Published  by Request;  Unversi'ty  There can be little doubt .that all  of North America���������or all of it that  lies between the Mexicans and the  Esquimaux���������is going dry. In tho  United States* a"few more "legislative  votes need but be passed and  there  v.-iil be effected an amendment to the  constitution making the whole republic bone dry.     From this there is no  return.    The door of the beer cellar  is  locked and the key thrown away.  In Canada eight provinces are at the  actual moment dry, and the remaining one, Quebec, dries up, unless help  is brought to it, early in the spring.  The  legislation  in   Canada   is,   it   is  true, largely war legislation and requires a further vote to make it final.     But there is no sign of organized  oposition,  outside  of  the   interested  trades,  no protests from  tho public,  no delegations to Ottawa, no memorials from our learned societies.  There is every prospect that, wc aro  about to go dry and stay dry.     The  moment  is therefore  fitting  for one  wiio tiiinks we are making a sad error to voice a few words of regret.  Psychology of Moment  To my mind  tiie strange thing a-  boui the prohibition movement is the  queer psychology at  the' back  of  it.  Few people really want it.  But nobody cares to say so.     Politicians ;*.-���������  wait in vain for tiie sign that is not  given.    Judges   on   the   bench   hand  out reluctant    sentences,    wondering  what they will do when the stock of  wine in tlleir own cellars is exhausted  Lawyers, doctors, professors and mor  chants sit tamely by wailing the extinction of their private comfort. The  working man watches ��������� the vanishing  of his glass ot beer and wishes that  he was a man of iniluence with power  Matsqui Council  l-'irst and ������������������{���������Uiilory mooting of 'the  ; now council ior (.lie year 1910 was  i hold on Monday, Jan. .20.  After faking tho usual declaration  bol'orot'hc cl/.vk the following member!*, took (heir seats: Rcovo, Alu.'c-  andor McCallum, chairman; Coiinc.il-  k'is Martin Z. Me land or, Peter Keay  and Mallei S.  Phinney. ���������  Tho reevo appointed the whoie  council as a board of works.        -.���������-.-.  Also the whole council as a finance  committee with Councillor Phinney  a3 chairman.  Moved by Councillor Molandei  onded by Councillor Phinney and car  riorl that the Court of Revision for  the Assessment Roll be held on Saturday, March. 8, 1019, at 10 o'clocic  a.m., in the.Municipal Hall, Mt. Lehman.  Moved by Councillor Phincy. seconded by Councillor Keay and carried  that Councillor Melander be authorized to call for tenders for stumping  and grading a portion of the Hunting  don road by the S. Ey one-quar'or  Section 12,'Tp. 13.  Mawthornthwaite  Sees New Light  PERSONALS  "Traitor"  and  "Judas"  wore ,tho  epithets hurled at Mr. J.    H.    Haw-  tJiornlhwailo,   Socialist   member  for  Newcastle, who, as. the chief speaker  at Sunday night's, meeting    at    the  Columbia Theatre, held under the auspices of the B, C.  Federationist of  (Labor, caused a rift in the local So-  JoJalist ranks.    He, apparently,    for-  juook iiis former stand, in respect of  [the Bolshevik  movement'in Russia,  I and, on the authority of' statements  I he stated had been made to him when  for i h0 on Saturclay last interviewed Madam Catherine Breshko Breshshovsk-  aya, the world-famous "Grandmother  of tho Russian Revolution,:' who arrived here en route to New York, arrayed himself against the regime of  Lcnine and Trotsky, whom he*dubbed  "comunistic anarchists," and a menace  to  the  propagation  of  the  real  Socialistic doctrines, to which, he a-  yerred, he subscribed.  The member for Newcastle's statement created considerable uproar  from that clement of the socialistic-  The Vancouver World has the following   appreciation   of     the     late  of   Chas. Munro, of Chilliwack.  "Few men will' be. mourned in all  the  Fraser Valley, more   than  Chas.  W.  Munro,  who  died  yesterday.  He  was. a constant refutation of ..the libel  that active political life and integrity  do. not go together.    For -years he represented Chilliwack in the Legislature, and--no man who ever sat in that  chamber enjoyed to a greater degree  the confidence of  both sides  of the  House.    He was a member of the old  provincial party and later came under the banner of the oposition when  Sir Richard McBride became its leader.    Ke was highly esteemed by his  leader and would have been one of  his ministers had party lines not wiped out all old alignments  when Sir  Richard took office.  ���������'One of the most modest of men  Mr. Munro rarely spoke, but when  he did his speeches were models or  chaste and effective English w-'th the  argument uoiidoi^sed, and marked  'by a logic that never limped. He has  probably never equalled in tihs province as a master of simple and effective speech, backed by a moral  force which made him persuasive and  0,.- Counemor Me,a,,er b0 ,������.*d | Sc^ rSI^^SS;  ist movement, concerning which the  "ruling   classes"  in   other  countries  an appropriation of $4 0 0 for general  repairs in Ward 1.  Moved by Councillor Melander, sec-  convincing. The present Premier  knows how much he owed in- the old  opposition days to his colleague for  suggestions and arguments and  would be the first to acknowledge the  debt." i    ,  onded by Councillor Keay and carried  that Councillor Keay be allowed $300  for general repairs.  Moved by Councillor Phinnoy, seconded by Councillor Keay and carried  that the bank be requested to consider loans to the municipality am-  jounting to $15,000 for the expenditure  of the year.  The council then adjourned to  meet on Saturday, February 1st,  1919, at 10 o'clock a.m. in the Municipal hall, Mt.  Lehman.  Councillor MacLean reported that i  he had made satisfactory arrange- I  ments with Sergt. Graham of Glen i  Valley for an outlet to his land oa :  one of the cross roads at a cost of  $30, the work to be done by the Sergeant.  The results of the annual election declared by the returning officer was as  follows:  For Roevc, Alexander McCallum,  163;   Walter Tow Ian, 140.  Councillors, Ward 1���������M. 8. Melander,  <H;   A.  Calder,  15.   Ward II.���������  have permitted only such information  to reach the outside world as would  create an unfavorable impression to  the   end   that  control  of  tho  "wage  i slaves",  may be  maintained  by  tho  | "capitalistic classes".      The   censor-  j hip, this element claims, has prevent-  I eel   the  peoples  of  the  world   from  | judging events in Russia at their true  j value and hence ��������� Mr.    Hawlhornth-  I waite's   quotation1 of  Madam Bresh-  | skovskaya's statement found a  con-  aiderablc  portion    of    his     Sunday j  I night's audience disposed    to   .doubt:  I hi3 word.    In fact, some of the more '  heated members'plainly told him they  did not believe his statements.       It  (Continued on Page Three)  CHARLES MUNRO IS DEAD  10,000 Soldiers For  For Fraser Valley  That the Fraser Valley adjacent as  it is to the city of Vaucouvor una  New Westminster and developed to a  considerable extent, is capable of tak-  l'\ B. Keay. 47; A. MacLean, 30.  Ward III.���������H. S. Phinney, 54; A: II.  Frederickson, 35. Ward IV.���������J. T.  Aish, 30; C. R. Crist, 24; Wm. Elliott,  22.  School Trustees���������P. Jackman, 101  H. Barter, 120; Chas. T. Purver, 119  Wm.  Dwyer,  117.  Police Commissioner���������P. Jackman  by acclamation.'  On motion of Councillors MacLean  and Melauder the council for 1918  adjourned sine die.  Mr. Charles W. Munro, formerly a  representative of this riding in the  local house, died at his home in Chil-  Aliss McMaster and Miss Kennedy  spout a week in Vancouver and  report having a very  enjoyabie  .mie.  Mrs.   Shore    has  been  visiting  in  town and returned home.on Monday.  Mrs.   Matt.  Nelson  is  in  (no  hospital. She Avas operated on for-apen-  dicitis.  Mrs. Steffins came from Chilliwack  on Monday to attend, the Scotcn lecture aiid Is spending a few days with  her mother,  Mrs.  Fraser.  Miss Herkms,* one of the teachers,  went to Vancouver last week end,  took sick and was unable' to come  back to school, this week.  Mr. B. B. Smith spent a day in  Cloverdale last week.  Four of the Paton family were  sick last Saturday and Sunday with  to.maine, poisoning.  Huston and Howard Sutherby from  Ladner have been visiting in,Abbotsford.  Mr. Wagslaff spent'last week end'  home. They propose moving next  Tuesday to Vancouver.  Miss Hanuam spoilt last week  end with tho Misses Stcede and has  ,gono now to Fort Langley.as governess to a family.  The Ladies' Aid will meet at tho  home of Mrs. Mclnnis at 3 o'clock  Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5th.  Mrs. Sutherby sr., from Ladner,  is with her son in Abbotsford at present. ' -  Mr. Kravoski has purchased a lot  from Mr. Leo on Essondalc' avenue,  j opposite theAloxander hall where ho  intends building a new garage with  modern fittings.  Mr. Chas. Sumner has moved into  f his  permanent    butcher  shop,   now '  properly fitted and stocked for business.  i     Pto. Kenneth McGillivary, who was  expected   with   the  Emprcs  of   Aisa.  passengers was omitted just at  the'  last moment, much to his disappointment. He went through three years  lighting in  France,  ecaping .without  a scratch or damage of any sort untii  November  Sth  wnen he was gassed  and the armistice was signed  three  days later. The gas attack has robbed  him of his voice which is expected  to be but a temporary loss.  iiwack this week.    He was a man respected and honored by all.  Not many will torget the firm ,  stand . ho took previous lo the last j order  Dominion election. It was a stand  that created a strong influence for  the union government to be, and had  he so decided he would have been  its candidate, and represented this  district at Ottawa. It was "Charlie"  Munro's way of doing it. and it proved the right way.  CISSY.  (Continued on Pa ye Three)  it URNS ..KICH.T.  The Scottish lecture and concert  on Monday night.was a great success.  The- hall was full and all enjoyed the  entertainment very much. Rev. Robertson's lecture was worth hearing,  and the Scotch songs by Scotch singers was a treat. Solos were given by  Mrs. Hutchinson, Mrs. Robertson,  Mrs. Coots and Mr. Ross'. ���������.Others'assisting in choruses were Mrs. McNeil,  Tuts Wreath, Mrs. Jackson 'ana Rev-  Robertson. Mrs. Whitchelo accompanied splendidly on the piano. A-  bout $40 was taken in.  Jack Aiken who used to be at Mr.  Hill-Tout's ana went to the war a-  boul tho time Allan Hill-Tout did,  returned on the Empress of Aisa on  Saturday.  Mr. Kennedy is surveying and fencing Ills properly on Sumas Prairie,  preparing for crop when the dyke is  built. .   ../:?$  Mr. Manlius Zeigler is visiting at  home for a few days.  ing care of about ten thousand returned soldiers who desire lo go on  the land, was the feeling expressed  at the meceting hold in the Board of  Trade rooms on Tuesday afternoon ot  the North Shore Fraser River Municipalities' Soldier Settlement Organization. It was stated that the south  side of the river could accommodate  the majority of the soldiers but that  from three to four thousand could be  located on the north side from Vancouver to Agassiz. The speakers at  this meeting also emphasized tho  need for constructing a hard surface  road from Vancourer to Mission in  order to afford marketing facilities.  G.'.O. Buchanan, chairman of the  meeting said that the Fraser Valley  could absorb ten thousand roturueel  men. A hard surface road Avas needed from Vancouver to Mission, and  this could go through New Westminster, or a road through Port Moody  would be equally acceptable. He referred to tho scheme of the Western  Canada Power company to construct  an electric railway across Pitt River, but which had fallen througn.  Mr. Buchanan hoped-that the Frar-er  Valley would develop to equal tiie  Puyalup Valley, the Niagara and the  Annapolis Valley.  V ith the return of the so'dieis the  (Continued on Page Three)  The last mceMng of the council  was held'in the Municipal hall, Mt.  Lehman, on Monday, January 20,  lUl'J.  The Reeve presided with Councillors Melander, MacLean and Phinney present.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read and on motion adopted  Provincial Secretary's office .will.!  be given notice that Charles Chris-1  tiansou had been appointed police'  magistrate in the place of Walter,  Tov.ian, resigned. His salary will be '  $10 per annum with a fee of $5 per  day or portion thereof while acting  as police  magistrate.  Vincent J. ProsilosM protested  against the piling of logs alongside  the clearing on his property. The  matter was left with Councillor Melander to settle, .tho contractor's  cheque for $99 to be sent to Councillor Melander subject lo the inspection of the work,  Pie. R. Keay tendered his resignation as constable and cemetery  commissioner. He reported one burial at Mt Lehman cemetery (Jesse  Lehman.)  Local members of the Milk Shippers Association had a big meeting  here on Friday afternoon in the Masonic hall, to receive business reports  and find a director lo represent them  for the ensuing year. II. W. Vander-  hof suggested. Retiring directors, H.  T. Page, of Matsqui and J. L. Starr,  of Sumas Prairie.  HAPPY-GO-LUCKY ��������� Precision,  , economy, practicability, intolor  ance, kindness, even-temper, content,  consistency, opinionativeness and con  sclentlous.  BROWN EYES���������Mental activity,  quickness of thought, sensitiveness  of organization, lucidity of, ideas,  ready observance, ideality, extremes  of cheer and depression, fondness of  animals, self-confidence and loquacity  PEBBLE���������Industry, discretion, e-  conomy, timidity in -small matters,  courage in great, veneration, self-  control and conservatism.  GUS���������Constructive, quick in action, slower in thought, firmness,  hope, conscientiousnee, executiveness  caution, prudence and Judgment  character.  of  Mr. J. A. Hargilt of Hargitt Motors  Ltd.. is having a one story building  constructed on Washington St.. Messrs J. Munro and P. Tibbie having the  contract. Glad to see boom days return. .',     ,.������,  THE GREATEST SHOWING OF  Girls Dependable School  IN ABBOTSFORD  These Boots are direct from the '.Eastern' Manufacturer���������  A line that has proven during the past years to be second  to none, so that I have no compunction in saying  "SATISFACTION OR I OUR MONEY BACK"  Owing to my past business relationship in the East. I  am able to buy direct from the Manufacturer and for Cash  THEREBY, FIRST OF ALL giving you a class   of   Merchandise only shown in the larger places and  SECONDLY, at considerable lower price than other stores  have to ask.  We are all from "Missiouri"���������so let me "SHOW YOU."  ALL Sizes, ALL Styles in Infants', Child's, Little Gents'  Youths', Boys'and Misses'.  ���������     Qjr ���������     A -fee  Canada Food Board Licence No. 8-19707  K..J ���������at  m  page two  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  .   Published ..Every Friday  J. A. Baj.es, Editor and Proprietor  ������������������0*.*=--  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1919,  rf.y-.^iKcsz  ��������� Wo do hot hear of tho people of  British Columbia going wild-over the  Model alien Society that was recently  organized in Vancouver.' Moderation  does not got any person anywhere. . .  .-iVloi'.oration in work, in business,  in li**;*llli, In wealth,-in love, in hate,  In roll'-',ion,' in education, in the manner of doing tilings, never got any  .person any where. To make a success, one must be an enthusiast. To  prevent a person from becoming an  enthusiast, it' ho desires to be one,  is just a slow method of killing him.  Do the people of British Columbia  want the sale of light wines and  beer? A few may, but the Society  , has not as yet made much of a stir.  There inay bo a few of those opposed  to'prohibition who want it but there  opinion is again divided, so that it  will be but a small majority of tiie  peopk who desire thu change from  strict prohibition to ihe sale of light  wines and beer.  But what we do want as much as  anything is to have the present act  amended so .that liquor, which sonic  doctor.-- recommend, gotten with more  ease when required for medicine, and  a much better grade at. a cheaper  price,--within the'reach of all, .who  require it.  Tim prohibitionists havo been disappointed, and so have the others,  but not the system but the one man  government is to blame. Let us. with  the suggested amendment���������for med  icinal purposes���������give prohibition  fair trial, and if not satisfactory,  away with if altogether.  a  .do  Elsewhere we publish .'By Request'  the much talked of letter. Not that  wc agree with it, but so many have  asked us to publish it, as they have  never seen it-  There are a few red hot Socialists  in the district who would do well to  read Hawthorn th wake's address as  published- in the Victoria Colonist.  Some of these men are now and have  been talking in favor of Germany.and  against the country which gives them  a living, ever since the war began.  England Ruled \\y Foreigners  A correspondent in tho London  New Witness recently pointed out  that ''England Is suffering from foreign domination." He wrote: "We are  governed by tho Welsh, prayed at by  the Scots and preyed upon by the Irish." From a note in the London  Evening Standard the genuine native-  born English-man does not seem to  have much to say nowadays. It  * writes: "The Versailles Conference  is considering decisions which may  affect tho fate of Great Britain for  generations.  "A correspondent points out that  on this conference our country is represented by:  One Welshman (Mr. Lloyd George)  One Scottish Canadian (Mr. Bouar  Law.)  One Jew  (Lord Reading).  Pour Scotsmen (Mr. Balfour, Sir  Eric Geddcs, Marshal Haig, and Ad1  roirnl Wemyss).  One Englishman  (Lord Milner).  " Is this not,' he asks, 'a humiliating position for the country south of  the Tweed���������the so-called 'predominant partner"? England proper is  said to contribute seventy to eighty  per cent. Navy, and about ninety per  cent, of the British war-expenditure  Yot she has only one Englishman to  make her voice heard at thi3 crisis in  her history."  Oddly enough���������tho The Evening  Standard omits to mention it���������the  one Englishman cited, Lord Milner,  was actually born in Germany and his  father before him, since his grandfather, a physician, settled there,  without losing touch with England  or acquiring Gorman citizenship ���������  Literary Digest.  'War being.instinctive In its origin  '���������eing-kiv expression of man's inhe-'it-  ed nature, it cat; not be reasoned  out of existence. If men's actions  sprung from desires for what, would  in, fact, bring happiness, Bernard  Russell points out in his notable  book, 'Why Men Fight' the purely rational arguments against war would  long ago have put an end to it. What  makes war difficult, lo suppress is  mat if springs from an impulse, rather than from a calculation of the  advantages to be derived from war.  Militarists have long' recognized  this, fact and made the most of it. The  lighting instinct being the strongest  that men possess, militarists think  that if is Utopian to talk of suppressing it. So far as the immediate future is concerned this' is certainly  true. But it is the function of science to take a. long look ahead.  The impulse of war, then, is not  only deeply ingrained in man s inherent nature, but it is far more complex and .firmly entrenched than is  generally suspected, ft is not surprising that many persons have considered war not only natural but. inevitable.  " Given that man has such inherited  impulses', what is he to do with them?  Any disposition that is balked, that  fails to find expression, sets up a  n'u'vous tension and leads to a degenerate condition, it not a neurotic one.  The probioru ol" science is to find a  satisiactory substitute for war; to  furnl.-'h men with (he com oat which  their systems crave, but to make this  combat productive instead of destructive. -  William James pointed this out  cleany in his famous essay on 'The  Moral Equivalent of War.' lie suggested a universal conscription of  youth, not for military training, but j  for a fight with the environment in  the old prehistoric way���������in rcelamat-  io i projects, for example. , At the  same time, the stimuli to war must be  reduced by a more rational system of  education. Major Criie points out  that many of the activities of normal  life give vent to the bellicose disposition. Captain Cannon points out  that modern warfare no longer satis-  .:.;������������������ -.ue emotional nature oi man as  .: oi.'to did. 'lhe exhilaration of a  charge across N-o Mans Lanu is undeniable; but charges nowadays' are  few and far between, and most of war  fare-is of a routine,  mechanical  na-  Maple Ridge  ' . Mr. John Mc:Pa rhino, acting municipal, dork was appointed* as regular  clerk by the now council at their first  meeting. No better appointment could  be made. He has had experience as  councillor .and reve and is thoroughly  conversant with all the work of tho  ofllce and the topography of lhe municipality and-withal'a persona grata  to every ratepayer in tho .municipality, lie is (he right man in the right  place.  A new ollice was created on Monday* last and not.before it was necessary. A general road foreman to seo  to the byways and highways of Maple  Ridge, and not" a''man confined to a  particular beat is a decided improvement on administrative methods. Mr.  Wilihim Webster was chosen for the  job.  At t he school board meeting it was  pointed out that the teachers were  working' for less than'pre-war days.  Tho board docs not expect to retain  the services of its teachers unless  they raise their salaries.  Air. J. Lampard secretary of Mission school board wrote pointing out  that the account for Mision. pupils attending Ruskin school was erroneous  The account was corrected and comment made that the account was for  1SU7 and it. took tho Misisou .board  1.1 months to find out the error.  Ridgedalc Notes  The weekly Hod Cross mooting held  ;il Air. Cage's on Wednesday .afternoon :H)th, was well attended.  Tho gontlemen who canvassed tho  | Matsqui district for Victory War  i Loans, donated' their coin missions to  ���������tho Ridgedalc Itcd Cross Fund. The  ladies feel vavy grateful to these  ! goiitloiiion and wish to thank them,  'namely:  ,'.J. Thos. Aisli  $30.HO  Thos.   Lancaster     IS).27,  Charles   Crist .'  12.00  "  ,��������� The making of oven tho most, or  dinary telephone call involves a partnership  ol" at least three persons.   '  The effectiveness of the service, depends on the degree of teamplay existing between  those three- partners  ���������the person calling,'who co-operates    '..-���������������������������  by .consulting the directory and'calling by number always;  the operator - ���������  . by making the    connection    quickly,, , ���������  courteously and  with  the maximum .  degree of human accuracy;  and.the  person called, by answering promptly  Tho greatest satisfaction of service  is sustained when the second partner --  the operator, is accorded the same  consideration 'and courtesy which  she is always anxious to show tho  other .two members of the partnership.  BRITISH COLUMBIA .TELEPHONE Co.  ���������    ' Limited  tv  i WiiilTwi ' iiinmniui-iK whihiimiiii  fes*^  V^fe  z&  m  :?���������������;  :<9  Al"**.  I?  Z~rLi-\  ���������>*^X  "������-������i-->^-^������ol  ?"  ���������W"  t  $m  W.  $ra  ?m  ami  l������SB  Total  .$6 1.75  lii(  i  MAX, A .FIGHTING CREATURE  r!hr history of Ihe human race: has  left its' mark in every man and woman. Through millions jf years  mcrk.-nd fought Its way upward. Every individual had to light to avoid  becoming the food of some carnivorous boast. He had to fight against  the forces of nature, He had, further, to fight with his own fellows, to  some extent, for food, shelter, and a  mate. Any male who could not and  would not fight when necessary had  small chance of leaving any offspring  It is natural, then, that every human male should still have an.inborn  disposition to war, that, once it has  been aroused by the appropriate  stimuli, "tiie impulse to war is strong  er than the desire to live.' As an  organism, man is probably bettor organized lo fight than to do anything  else.  lure. War as a psychological instrument for giving Tone' to a nation has  been developed too far, he says, and  something else is required. From the  physical point of view, ho thinks  greater extension of competitive athletics would be valuable, and he cites  thb case of the Igorot head-hunters  of the Phillipines, who were turned  from the war-path by the Americans  an i now find an outiet for their energies in sports. From the moral  point of view, he thinks the lighting  spirit ot men should rather be turned against the environment. The  great battle should be against pain,  disease, poverty, and sin, and international warfare of the present kind  should rather be regarded as dissension in the ranks.  Professor Russell's discussion of  the substitutes for war has been more  thoroughgoing .than that of any one  else., The first thought that naturally occurs, he says, is that it would  bo well if men were more under .the  dominion of reason. But it is not by  reason alone that wars can bo prevented, but by a positive life of impulses and passions antagonistic to  those that lead to war. It is the life  of Impulse t.hat needs to be changed,  not only the life of conscious thought  The biologist will not, of course,  make the mistake.of thinking that  there is any one panacea which will  abolish war. Neither universal democracy nor an omnipotent League to  Enforce Peace will sulllco by itself, al  though... both ��������� .these developments  would.be highly desirable.  Tho means for reducing the number of wars in the future may be divided in two classes.. First, there  must be a reduction'in' tho number  of wars in the future may be divided  in two classes. First, there must be  a reduction in.the number and intensity of the stimuli which now stir up  the war-impulse; this requires changed methods in teaching history and  patriotism, and doubtless numerous  changes in the organization of society  Secondly, there must be attempts to  guide the impulse to war into productive channels. Universal conscription, as William James suggested,  would not only aid largely in this,  but would also give the nation an immense army of vigorous young men,  to be called upon at any time when  the backward state of civilization in  other nations made It impossible for  this nation to avoid going to war.���������  Literary Digest.  Lieut. Harold Aish returned home  rom France last Thursday night. He  looks well and his many friends are  pleased to see him home again.  Ridgedale "Rotary ��������� Club" held  their-weekly whist, drive at Airs.  Tteid's on Friday evening last. Everybody had a good time.  Mrs. Clarence Hunter of Britannia  Mines is visiting her parents, Mr. and  Mrs. Joe Smith.  The January    shipment    of    Red  Cross supplies shipped from    Ridgedale, containing .following:-  J S Pairs Socks.  I 0 Suits Pyjamas.  3 Grey Flannel  Day Shirts.  H Stretcher Caps.  2-1 Personal Property Bags.    .    >  3 2  Towels.  J 2 Handkerchiefs.  The Society  also sent  $150.00   to  the Red Cross Campaign now going  on in Vancouver.  ^iiijRfi  afcr  ���������S"X*==--  ���������4  *xy-Acetylene  Welding  Shop  Machine  Tf - you'  can't; '  como to us we  will   come  to  .von  HAVE  YOU  STARTED?  I-Jave you started to use War Savings and Thrift Stamps? If not you  should do so at once. All should save  something, it matters not what their  earning power may be. To argue this  point is hardly necessary.  if Canadians do not. save from now  on it will not bo through lack of a  system that makes saving easy. Nothing could lie better tlmn' the War  Savings Stamp plan. Pour dollars  buys a War Savings Stamp for which  the Government will pay $.7'.00 in  15)2 .������. Twenty-five cents'" buys a  Thrift Stamp. 16 of which may be  exchanged for a war Savings Stamp.  Could anything be easier? This form  of saving is also profitable, paying  i 1-2 per cc-nt. compounded half-yearly.  m  A full line  of  Accessories  Always    on  Hand  Our  up-to-date:*  and Welding Plant gives* us    the  ��������� advantage of making difficult re-  '��������� pairs on the premises, saving you  the expense and delay by sending  to town.    We weld metals of .all  ! kinds.      Bring your broken mach-  -inery  to  us,  we will     save    you  - money.  - -' Our stock of Ford parts and accessories is large. We also sell  Chrevolet and Gray Dort gaskets,  Fan Belts, etc.  -When your car goes wrong.  Don't walk. Ring up Mission  Garage.  FREE AIR AT ALL TIMES  Windebank BR  Mision City      zz  Agents' foi  Famous  Michelin  Tire  [isrp  -*��������� I  '""niiiiiHiiiiim'11"  k. ^.(-s/^r^^^.^^*-,/\.^y j  "Si Hubbard told mo he got a heap  of work out of you when you was  working fer him" said the farmer.  "Wal, I allow he did,'' said the  hired man.  "Yas. Fact, is, I guess he just a-  bout got it all.'  When a store has a bargain to offer���������one that will stand the test of  publicity���������you will learn about it In  that store's advertisement.  end' sf omachTrouble,  GASES OR DYSPEPSIA  -.-Pape'8 Diapepsin" makes sick, sour,  gassy stomachs surely feel fine  in five minutes.  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 amuse-  .ment jaunt.  Supplementary advertising includes  outside of newspaper advertising.  all  advertising  if  TOUT  1-U(1.  sour,  of di  bad  a.-In,  l'.y rr  f-.tcl  what you just ale is flouring on  stomach or Him like a lump of  or   you   belch   gas   and   eructate.  'iir.dig* sited food, or hnvc a fec-lin,'.*  ::.'.'.i;i'.,.*P, heartburn, fullness, nausoa.  ins!i!   in  mouth  and  stomach-Iicat-  yon cm _vt r*.*li:-f  ut-'uii'mj!: aeidirv.  ���������li'-uadi (jisfrt'o-; i'  ''���������.'���������..������������������-evil-, f-ii-i-; < i :  an*-   <1;---''   'tor,'.  five minutes ):��������� :���������: ln-.-'i1  from i-nn.'wti'.v:. :';-.���������.;-,;������������������>.;���������..���������,  -������������������'i -H'-ord. v '.���������;:������������������'> "i '*��������� '"������������������-.^.\  Jue to '.-xco.-:;i\.j >���������.������������������.-!J in a*  iii live ;  Put au  ������-,V  \<y 'vi  Vov: .:-.'.-<.  & it i': i>  .!*i*-:i  end  'J.i-.!������*  "Oh, mamma. -I'm frightened!"  came from little Tommie, in bed.  "What are you frightened about,  my son?"  "I hear somebody on the roof."  "Oh, well, go to sleep, my boy; it's  only your father taking off his shoes  before he sneaks through the scuttle.  He's just got home from the club  in his airship".  "A queer thing is on the cards 'n  Europe.''  "What is that? '  "The deuce is taking all the kings"  :'K(Miiiffl-iuram-imiattG*������������������j^^  J. II. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. F/ijssion City  'M  W  i .'I  LiiiiuMMjjuiuiiiiiaMimmiiHttiwigiMimMiiwiMaB  mamm ri*'*  1ft'  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  * ?E(AflaMn.*ArJrM- <**���������  PAGE THREE  has prionutiTioiv coaiiij to stay  rr������tirt������������w������r������i^KJe������7-| rwwwiV  to protest. The man of Influence*  'wishes that he were but a plain working mam. and might utter a protest  .without fear ol' injury to his interests  Nor is there, so far as I. am awaro,-  a single one of ihe clergy to stand up  and preach a sermon on tho wedding  feast of Cana of Galilee.'  Drunkenness is, of .course, a. very  terrible tiling. It has blotted out  many a .bright young life. It has  slowly broken many a vigorous brain  down to drivelling sensilif.y. It js iV  fruitful source of crime. Jt has desolated many a homo.  short, all the things  If has done, in  that are graphically depicted upon the lantern slides  of the "temperance" lecture.  13 ut  (iruuKounoss  l:  not,  hero is'  the point. The drunkard, alter all,  important (hough ho is, does not (ill  tho wholo .sl-y. It it; a pity to destroy (he comfort of (ho homo and  amenity of social life for the sake of  so miuill and so' worth lows a Fraction  of humanity; the more so *ja tho  drunkard under prohibition,'is apt,  merely"-to 'convorf himself into a  criminal, drinking illicit poison ��������� in  pin on of honest hour and raving hini-  si-!f lo ruin all  Ihe  quicker.  '! ho point that, low people cure to  dwell upon is, in (ho profi.ml crisis,  (.lie comfort and pleasure to ho found  in the ordinary rnliunul use of boor  and wine and upirii.*-: such as is made,  of (hem by !)'.' out u\' every I up p  ph* who line I hem. Thin canVioi  mrami rod in *iu.\ m-ionl il'ic I'ai'liion,  submitted to the proof of a' formula.'  II is a 'matfor ol oxpuriouco. Thus?,  who have never had it are not quail-  means to a sober industrious working  man���������not a picture book drunkard������������������-  after his hours of work, it puts him  for the" brief moment,of his relaxation on an ' equality with kings- and  plutocrats.  it. is no use to say that tobacco'  shortens his life.' Let it. It needs  shortening. It is no use to say that  beer sogs.his oesophagus and loosens"  his-.niotor muscles.-*1. Let It. do so. lie  is better off with loose motor muscles'  and a soggy oesophagus .and a mug of  ale beside him, than in the'cheeriest  .discontent of au. activity jhat knows  only the work oi'lifd and nothing'of  its comforts.  Social   Discontent  The employers of labor havo hitherto, through sheer shortsightedness  been in favor of* prohibition. Thoy  thought that drink less men would  work bettor. So they will in the  short, spiirt of elJicicney that accompanies the change. Uut let the employer waif a year or two and 'thou  sou how social discontent will spread  like a wave in the wake of prohibition. Tho drink loss workman, robbed,  of tho simple comfort of life, will  angrily demand its luxuries., A new  envy will onlor into his heart. Tho  glaring inequality of society will  ������������������land  revealed   (o him  as  never  bo-  HAWT1I0RNTUWAITJ-: -SKKS  MOW   hK.'MT  (Continued   from   Pago   Otto)  ^"*w  \/'^V/  10,000 S()RI;::0R M)R. THI-]   I'll '.SUU   VALL10V  LANDS  (Con!iutied' From Pago One)  .*<���������-  bo  or  lore.    Hoe to it. that ho duos not turn  into a  Uolshevik.  .Loud wore tho plaudits of (ho prohibitionists when  Itussia emptied  its!  Neva   and   declared '  Yet look  at Rustiiu.'  leu,   info   lie  If  bono-dry.  lied to spi-al:  :...*���������' I housaut  vaio opinion,  tpoak it out,  com! oris qf  tho r.ravc, lie  iiy first,  roiiv;  I'm I lioro are count-  Is 01 people whoso pri-  if thoy would only  is that of all (hti minor  liio from ilio cradle to  or and tobacco are eas-  1      .'���������;>'.-.-Mt&'5-.  ���������inia and done thorn  ;n  of Silence  Thero has grown up in this matter  i\ sort of conspiracy of silence. Nobody Fccms to bear witness lo how  widely discussed is habit, of normal  wholesale drinking,..and of rlie great  bono (Us to bo derived from it. The  i*i]ivcr*;i!y '.-.bore I worked for nearly  20 years contains in its faculties a  great number of scholarly, 'industrious men whose life work cannot be  deluded or despised oven by the sai-  11 nod agitator of the prohibition so-  ciei;..      Yer the great    majority    of  ihcm "drink". I use that awful ward  in the full gloomy sense given to it  by the teetotaller. I maan thai if you  ask   these  men   to   dinner  and   offer  them a glass of wine they will take  it.    Some of them will take two.      I  have oven soon them take Scotch and  soda.       During  these  same years   I  have boon privileged to know a great  many of the leading lawyers   whose  brains and energy and service lo the  community 1 cannot too much admire  If there aic- any of them who do not  '"drink"'. 1  cut. only  say  I   nave  not  seen  them.     1  can  bear    the    same  dreadfn!  testimony on behalf of my  friends who are doctors;     and    the  same and even more emphatic, on behalf of  the painters  artist's, and  literal y men with whom 1 have had the  good  fortune  lo be very  closely associated.    Of the   clergy,    I   cannot  speak.     But in the days more cheerful   than  the present  gloomy times,  there were at. least those of tliGni who  I hough t   a   glass   of   porf   no   very  dreadful sin.  And personally 1 can say with all  conviction that .1 had never seen  drunken professors lecturing to inebriated students, or artists in delirium tremens painting the portrait of  intoxicated .senators. Moreover, a-  niong (he class of peoplo of whom 1  speak tho conception of how to make  merry at a christening or a wedding  or a banquet or at (he conclusion of  peace or any such poor occasions of  happiness that mark the milestones  jn the pilgrimage, of life was exactly  (he same���������I say it in all reverence���������-  as that shown by Jesus Christ at the  v odd:Tig feast ol Cana of On til jo.  Tho Working' Man  But these people, ono might object  aro but a class and a small ono at  that. What about the ordinary work  ing man? Surely ho is not to bo  . sacrificed for tho sake of the leisure  hours of tho intellectual classes!  But hero so if seems to'me is where  (ho strongest argument again/it prohibition comes in. Wo live in a world  of appalling inequality, Avhich as yet  neither philanthropy nor legislation  has been able to remove. -The lot of  tho working '.man who begins day labor at'l,hc ago of 16 and ends if at  the age of 70, who ataris. work every  morning while tho rest of us are still  in bed, who has no sleep after his  lunch and no vacation trip to,Florida is ���������inconceivably ' hard. It is a  sober fact that if those of us who are  doctors, lawyers, professors and'merchants .wen? suddenly transferred-by,  some'evil magician to (lie rank of a  working man, we should feel much  pq if wo had been sent to the penitentiary. And if is equally a fact  that we should realize just how much j  a glass  vod  if HO  now. *  Jiut when all h  it; lilflo u so in arguing or p roles ting  against   the now regime.     The thing  is coming.     Wo must objy our masters.     Ho!     then for the merry days  that arc coming;'when the lemonade."'  shall pop at the dry banquet and the  barsaparilhi foam io  the  top of the  ulass, "when two old friends shall sit  down'side by side with a bucket of  .water between them, when emergenr  cy cases will- bet reated with a coi'fpc  bean and wedding guests shall trip'to  th*- merry music of the Victroiia fillr  ed with unfermented'grape juice. "  But what's  the use of  writing- a-  bout it?    None, that I can see.      I  call anybody who has read this article  to  witness  that  its  tone  is  as  fair-minded as .open .daylight and as i  kindly as a* jug of red,wine .under n;  hawthorn  tree.    Yet I know  by experience that it will bring nothing to  the surface except unmeasured condemnation from the. intolerant.    The  editor of this paper will receive perhaps threatening' letters ' from' Mother's Meetings and'  Children's' .Blue  Ribbon societies for daring to print it  And for myself, the lawyers and the'  judges and the doctors, whom 1 havo  quoted will .say that'they never heard'  of me,' and "that they'never took any-^  thing stronger in their lives than rasp  berry vinegar.     'Never mind.     Per-  liaps I  will be able  to get work in  Hayti  or in  Dutch  Borneo  or some  sensible country.  appeared, however, that Newcastle's diiHi wn,s VW oporlupne, he said, to  member had tho. majority of the,moot bro,������ about tho development ot :'u.  ing'with him. ' r'l.ier \ alio;,.    As good an'oporiun-  "I don't care if you boliove-ino or l'-X ^!'>. affoi-ood in this valley n.>-in  not" declared Mr. iia wt horn lb wall o'vi an}' pmco in t, ana da. said IVlr. .!_ i'd.-  "But I givo you Madam' statement .'nan y\ ith pane:* orguinzaHo:), pro-  fo mo." Mo referred to hor long re,- per co-operation and with tlio necess-  cord as a'revolutionary Socialist,, io ary facilities, these men could be  hoi many yours imprisonment,, in Si- placed oh the land and thoy could be  l.ori.i because of her bolic's.' and as- made successful and prosperous. The  sorted, "When a woman like (hat soldiers should not be isolated, lie details me such,.'things I will believe, her dared.,, ,Thu Japanese in the Maple  until I am shown hor statement!' aro ilidgo district was a. problem that  false. I was prepared to support ('lie had to be faced, said Mr. Buchanan,-  Bolshevik regime in Km-sia until I and if the influx of these settlers con-  w.-.f* r-boun (hat if was wroog. Now* | finuccl and fhey went on. securing  I bcliov** I was ini-unl;*.*'*. tUrvcru- land at thu .present rate, tlio place  nn.-ni in that couniry today is siinp.y I would soon bo undesirable for white  ai-aroi.y. The country is 'i e..'king in j men to live inv Tho expropriation of  blood." ir that is so, wc ^ociali'i's ! the land by tho. .government, would  oanfioi support s ic-n a movomont."      I however put a stop to the Japanese  Madam's slalon'oul.    lo Mr.  . Haw- j ���������jotllcmoul.  Ihoi'iiihwnile,   as   ho   reported   it   lo       "1 am  heartily in sympathy  with  the j- e.otmg, was as follow;',. this movement" aid A.,Lucas. There  ���������'UiiNtia must   have adequate ' ro-   wa:* room for four or five thousand,  profcuniutlon at thu'i'oaue Conl'oronre.   extra' families    between    Vancouver  The whole v-������������������.���������Id   must   .���������new* of the [ano. Agassiz on the north sido of the  forrtbh. (.oudi'lior.s which pro-Mil", in : river,  he said," but it was, however,  thai  groat  country.    Help is noedod ' uecosuary to construct a hard surface  . il is uoudeel at (hi** i'lionu-nl. Tho poo- ' road tluough this district. Mr. Lucas-  j plo arc without   lood    and    without .'In referring to the allotment of $25,-.  I clothing.       What  noceacaries  of  bfo j t't'O.OUU by lhe 'Dominion.government  arc   loft   in   (ho  foi.inlry  aro   in   the, to build home, said that us this-was  abti'oluto po:;:;o,H!*ioii of l.eniiui and bin \ to be allocated according to popula-  ! crowd,     t-onine  and   his  gang  cares > tion. Vancouver would'   build   -more  ;not   ''.'ho suffers ko long an they are . homes than in any other part of the  proNidod  for.     Anybody who poc'-.e1'!-; | proviuce, which  the speaker thought  ni'.vlbiiii.';, whodtor bourgooiso or pea- [ -,\ as a  wrong policy. .. It \va a, .great  sant, is inorcilCLsIy stripped of il by ; mistake to  build  homes'around  the  tho criminal baud which encompasses i city'to increase  the. flow  from-the  the Government.     The  largo major- ' country to the. city, .instead . of build-  ify of the peasantry are absolutely il- j jug more out 'in  the rural, districts,;  literate and with very few exceptions ! where increased population-was riced-;  have never soon a map of their own ���������. c([.  country. If they did sec it, scarcely j' }[ the provincial'government orJ  ono ot (horn would know what it j ti1G dominion guVBriunont;.or, whoev-  uieant. They' have no idea of their |ei. |1Pt. the authority, took posisaon  strength or their numliors. Just help-I 0������ all the unoccupied land between  loss in the lianas ol" (ho present bur Vancouver and Agaosiz there would  eaucracy is their horrible plight. If \)Q abundant land for the returned  fhey could only get a leader, a good- soldier, said J. A. Catherwood, of  loader, with one' hundred thousand Mission. This would solve two pro-  determined men, they could sweep I *.iemR. jn would take care of. the  the country and establish a Socialistic | soldiei- settlement and it would'also  .republic that .could take its place a-*gel rld 0r tiie Japanese settlement,  mong the civilized nations ol" tho ; flavor P. D. Roe of Port'Moody; de-  w01"lci-" I dared that tho proposition was a good  When the member for Newcastle J one,and he thought lhe inunicipalit-  ���������completed his address he was the tar-! ics hould be willing to bear one-third  get at which was hurled a volley ot ! of the cost of constructing the road  questions, denials and accusations. \ tjio balance to be divided betweon tho  He declared .Madam had told him ; two governments. It was not fair  when Lehiiie^ and Trotsky came into ' for the municipalities to bear the en-  ���������Russia the country' was flooded with i  tiro "control buil'ding'tru'iik-roads.  K. JO. W. Bidoll, clerk of the municipality of Kent, said that there wore  four thousand acres of an Indian ro-  sorve on Sea bird dsland, near Agassiz .  part of which tlio government was  intending to open up for settlement.  If was first class, land and there was ,  no reason why' tho entire reserve  should not be--thrown open. There  wcro only about half a dozen Indian'  families living on the reserve.    ���������  ���������In'fiv'or six years, at th present  rate of progress, the .-upa.nesc woum  be in control of the Maple Ridge district and the white residents would  have to move out, said Reeve William  II. Ansell, of that' district. There  was no use, he said, in putting the re-*  turned soldier where ho could not  maKe a living, and-(ho solution was  communities, whore thoy /.vould be  close together and whore proper markets would bo afforded.'  While (hero might be a  few venturesome spirits, said Capt.  Ley land  Hornby, a returned soldier of the 1 '\ I  Battalion, the majority of (ho returned soldiers  were not going three or  four hundred miles north    to    fp,rm.  They wanted to he close to school:-:, to  transportation and other modern con  venionces.     He said  he had   farmed  for 30 years in the Fraser Valley .and  in  Washington.       Tt was iiapqsrjible  for a soldier to succeed on five'a���������"���������.res  and the minimum would have to b'e  about 15   or  20  acres.    Tho  Fraser  Valley, the speaker caid, was capable  of ������������������taking care of every returned soldi or that came into British Columbia  and who wanted to take up lam;.    _;  * There were a    number    of    ether  speakers. f  .Filially on motion of Aid Cam:..'bell  seconded by Reeve Ansell, it war*-de-  cided'.that a committee should bo apr  pointed to take up the schema further  with Lieut. Robertson and also to  -write" all the municipalities - iu fife  Fraser Valley, gelling further inior-  f niation on the soldier settlement problem, this information to be submit;  fed'to. a later mooting of the organizf  ation. 'The following committee was  appointed: D. Campbell', J. M.- Dale; ,  * (Maple Ridge ], and. Alex. Lu'cas.' ;���������:  Those present-at. the meeting moulded: If. Wren, It. B. Knight, Mission  R. J. Wilson, Agassiz; H.' Bunet; Geo)  L'Ewing, J. M. Dale,'Maple Ridge;.  13. Goffin. Port Haney; H. Dalton, of  Vancouver; G. *L. Lawson and R. M.-  Tidgar,. Burnaby. Lieut. W,. R. TayW  lor acted, as secretary.  WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE  The National War Savings Commit  tee has organized a committee in  Victoria under the chairmanship of  Mr. A. C. I'Tumerfell. There was a  meeting held in tho Belmont Building  which was attended by the heads of  various organizations' in Victoria and  many school teachers, including the  'Deputy Minister of Education, Dr.  Alexander Robinson. The incidents  of thrift.campaign were explained  and the dlfforonce between the thrift  stamps and the war savings stamps  fully explained. * Mr. Flumorfelt stated that he believed Victoria would  show itself enthusiastic on the question of national thrift.  Mr. Dawson who. is chairman of  the Vancouver Island Committee is  leaving the week after next to tour  the whole of his district and see to  tho appointment of subsidiary committees.  The question has been asked as to  why tho .government should desire to  raise money by.means of thrift cam:  paigns when it turned back to the  people, a. proposition of all the subscriptions over $1,000,000 in tho Victory Loan Campaign is. entirely different to the.Victory Loan Campaigns  in that tho government while.It wishes to raise a certain sum of money  is very concerned with, establishing  a pormanont basis by which everybody in the country can. become a  sharer in production.  By this moans the peoplo in buying  stamps and saving tlioir money apply an individual part In tho prosperity of the country.  "Bertie," said mother sorrowfully, "every time you are .'naughty I  get another gray hair.".  "My word!" replied* Bertie; you'  must have been .a terror. Look at  grandpa!"  "What does she say?"  Says her face is hor fortune."  "Now I ��������� understand what    they  of ale and a pipe of tobacco  mean by involuntary bankruptcy."  ���������German gold and German propaganda j  v   'T believe Lenine is an insane man  today", declared"  Mr,    Hawthornth-  waite,. amid   laughtor,  applause and  general disturbance".    ' The Lenine-  Trotsky"forces"are supported ar.d aided by the'gendarmes of the "old regime, not by  the    working    classes  there.'    A  reaction' is' bound   to  occur and the old regime is hoping for  it."  lie  asserted,'  at tho  same  time  stating   that   "the   old . Czar   is   not  dead;   Nicholas, the Grand Duke, is  not dead," to indicate his belief that  these former powers* are seeking to  get back into control.  "That should satisfy the Allies'-',  came a voice from the gallery amid  laughter.  fdr. llawthornthwailc believed in  a few mouths the veil would be lifted  when the truth would be known-and  he asserted that communistic auarch-  ism, such ,as Madam fold him now  prevailed in Russia, was" not Socialism and would inevitably lead to civil  -war.  "The Allies are wihdrawing their  armies. Why? This woman suggest it is because of a live Czar and a  live Grand Duke are supporting tho  revolution and anticipating to again  gain control," declared Mr. Hawthorn  thwaite amid a fresh oulbureak of  laughter. ���������  "You say Lenine and Trotsky were  financed by German money. Who  paid her way out;" asked a voice;  whilo another suggested that it was  patent the Allied governments need  not be looked to permit an agent of  the present Bolshevik regime to como  out and tell the "true facts" of tho  situation.  Still another irate voice declared  Newcastle's member was inlout upon  sowing dissension among the ranks  of Socialists; that 'ho has boon doing  hi3 host to disrupt tho Revolutionary  Socialist movement in British Columbia.  Mr. llawlhnrnthwaile denied- the  accusation but assorted he v,;.-<j determined when he found the Socialists acting under misapprehension,lo  sot them right. As a scientific Socialist he was strongly averse to anarchistic 'methods'; he favored political revolution. He declared there is  pending a collapse of the industrial  life of  British Columbia. Copper  mines are already shut down; the  men. at Grand Forks, he said, have  already been'notified .to accept a reduction "or get out" and the men at  Anyox arc expecting it The men  oversea are returning, and by Aug  ust next they probably all will ��������� be  back. The position then, he predicted, would be no work, no, wages. ���������  "What are they going .to do? ������������������ I'll  tell you what they can do: They can  call a strike and demand a general  election to permit of a -new. government in which the working class will  b-*i adequately represented. They can  go to' the Lieutenant-Governor and  make this demand and stay. out  "from Fernie to this Coast" until  their demand is conceded. This present Government can't do anything  for us. They don't know how, even  if they were willing."  SOLD WHERE  YOU  Judge-���������"The polico say that you  and your wife..hadsoine words."  Pri3oner-7-"I-had some',.-but didn't  get a chance to use them."  "Why do th'ey sa'yV.'Nobody, loves a'  fat- man'.?-.-.- ��������� ----- ��������� -.���������-,.-.������������������:������������������ .'--v;-.-..-.- <.-- -.  "Thoro'.a a suspicion that anybody;  overweight-just-now is* getting more;  than his share of tho" food."  "Dead men tell no talcs" said the'  Sage. '     .     . :  "Maybe that is the reason why so  many  widows  get  to  marry again"-;  said the wise guy.      > ���������  "Why did you us the expression  'as pale as a door knob'?"  ."Door knobs are in doors so much  -vou know."  SEE THIS SIGN  The Dominion of Canada  offers  at $4.00 each  during this month  And will redeem them for $5 each  on Jan. "1st, 1924  Every dollar will be worth more,  W-S.S. can be registered  against  loss  THRIFT STAMPS  25 cents, eacfi  16 THRIFT STAMPS  exchangeable for one W-S;S.  ������������������*-!���������*��������������� Vf'fJM-.^  .��������� miitm'j i' ---"j-- _  10  ������gy������ hwji.m i, li1 i'j_iwn . i  00 f  ac=  PAGE, SIX  isasc  THE ABBOTSPOJRP  POST,  ABBOTSFORD,  r.'.la*i-Jl!^*lL^-'JJLJ���������S?Jl.   ' J. i.   . "��������� H ���������-���������] Jl" ..mn'..'.       ~f^ ��������� !��������� i     ���������    ..  "  "��������� ������������������'      im.i���������  B.  (V  rjeajv.'a'gK  . .nJ.'..,'.,?.;  UHM������WW|VM  ^"^���������^'nmwtl"lw*?ea'aMa'"nn"*TWW II1THIM  S;^SiSSS!i*f^^&?  les, ury  s, etc,  jr  ������  Here are a few, see the rest  at the Store  Reg. 10o' Old Dutch Cleanser, Sale 3 for 25<������  Reg. 157 Palm Olive, Soap, Sale Price.. tOiji  Reg., o Of'; Packet, Royal Crown Soap, ..24^  Reg. 30<i J/a-lb. .Fry's Cocoa, Sale lb 22$  Reg. $3.00 Five Rose Robin Hood and Standard Flour, Sale Price ������������������ $2.80  No. 1 Japan Rice, Sale price 2 pounds foi'25$  Reg. 75$! lb. Malldns Best Tea, Sale lb. 55$  Reg. $4.25, 11-4 Flannelette Blankets,    White  and Grey, Sale Price $3.25  Keg. $3.70 Lanterns.. Short and Tall Chimney  Sale Price  $1.25  Reg $65 White Sewing Machine, Sale $45*.00  Reg. $2.00 Men's Bib Overalls, Sale . ,$l'.65  $1.25 Men's Underwear, sale price 80$  $1.50 Character Dolls, sale price   '-35$  $5.50 Ladies' Fine Shoes, sale price . .S3 45  Reg. 2'Oj- Odd Rolls Wall Paper, Sale Price*5$  50^ Shaving Brushes 15$  A HIOALTIIFUL STAN OAK I)  OK LIVING  The first requisites with us aro  quality, purity, freshness. We.cater  to those who insist on a healthful  standard of living. Tho best fed peoplo are the happiest and most robust,  No trouble for you to be among the  number. ������  Use LIMA'S FRESH GKOOKIUES.  Llcoimc  No.  8-28S3S  ALBERT   LEE,   Srocer   and   BaKer  ItrH^totto^Mtt^^  See me now about that Insurance  jg^taajgaSSSaiffltfa^^ i n lir'i .���������].' 11 ii&^S^"���������^*^?"* ^\  ft  Etc.. Etc  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sa-le at low prices.  Finest quality.  ������  [cCalli  Abbotsford  11H^*^llG^im&mr*t,?im~~^*k   fmirmmjCkaajm  mmwijP^LBiim^  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE  store  eat IV;  Closes at 1 p.m. Thursdays  In accordance with the "D. C. Early Closing Act"  C. A. SUMNER, Prop.  License No. 0-.13028  i--*"^  B. C. Growers and  Asiatic Peril  J. U. McVety in 13. C. Federationist  The B. C. Fruitgrowers Association  is in favor of legislation to prevent  Japanese and Chinese from owning  bind.  Ono year ago because the Chinese  refused to work ten hours for $2.0 0  per day, the association passed a resolution asking the government to arrange for the importation of 50,000  indentured Chinese    laborers    at    a  wage rato of 5 0 cents per day.    After wiring the resolution to Ottawa,  it was pointed out to the execeutivo  committee has organized labor would  probably   oppose   the   entry   of   tins  class of labor, and It was decided to  consult with t.ho executive ofllcers of  Labor  in  Vancouver,  explaining   imposition of tlio fruit grower and asking for assistance to secure cheap labor for the Okanagan in  particular.  No assistance was expected, it bein���������r  anticipated   that   the   Labor   officers  would admit their inability to supply  labor   and   doing   so,   tie   their   own  hands insofar as opposition to the resolution was concerned.  Before the delegates arrived in Van  couver, a friend of tho writer, who  had .attended the convention in Victoria, '"tipped off" the programme of  tiie fruit-growers' executive, and  when the members of that committee  arrived several mines had been laid  The ceicf/ation was co iipGucd of  "English Gentlemen" who stated  their anxiety, "don't you know ' to  assist in winning the war, by securing  orders for large shipments of evaporated vegetables to be sent to .Eng  land. The Labor situation, speaking  particularly of the Okanagan, was  very bad. Almost all the white  workers had eniiscod, and the Chinese had refused to work for $2.50  : per day of ten hours. ������n fact those  poor deluded Chinese had preferred  to remain .idle or to work on  "rav.-nciics" ownud or leased oy their  own countrymen.  In desperation, a scheme was organized to secure women    from    the  coast cities to prevent the Allies suffering for lack of foodstuffs and as  one of tho delegates admitted, it was  more quickly taken up by the women  by tho Introduction of the patriotic '  note so loudly sounded  by those to  whom the enterprise  was onfrusted.  "Frankly,"  one  delegate admitted  "tho women wore cheaper,"  but not  quite so frankly, the opinion was expressed that so many women would  probably not respond again. The  delegations came, as thoy themselves  said, "looking for advice." "What  wore they to do? Could a supply of  labor be secured?" But not a word  was said about the solution they had  decided upon and a better acted piece  of hypocrisy the writer had never  seen.  Here the delegates came into action. They began by making inquiries wtih reference to the resolution  and casually allowed it to be known  that they were aware that it had been  wired to Ottawa, and that the re-  qiKT.t'fo Labor for assitance was only  a. moiiiod of preventing opposition to  tho project of importing the indentured Chinese or slave labor housed in  compounds. From this point the discussion became general not to overlook a little warmth at times.      The  Labor officers offered 'help if conditions wore improved, and the executive telegraphed rescinding the former  resolution. The experience of California was gone into, but it was evident that the sole object of the fruit  men was cheap labor without consideration even for their own future  welfare. During the last season the  ' Y. W., C. A. and the provincial government filled the gap left through  the inability of the growers to again  j work the patriotic relatives generally.  j During tno month, of July, 1918,  : Mr. A. S. Wells, editor of the Federationist, and the writer, were called  upon by Professor'R. Nagel, who fills  the chair of economics and sociology  at Waseda University, Tokio. A grad-  j uate of Oxford University, he soon  ' showed himself to be an economist  : of no small calibre, being familiar  i with the various schools of political  economy', as well as the different  forms,of industrial organization. He  was on a tour of the principal cities  of America for the purpose of securing information and apparently was  fortified with Japanese government  credentials. Judging by the attention paid him by the consul and other  prominent local Japanese residents.  While intensely national in his conversation on Japanese problems, he  | would, when shown where a proposition   *as  economically  unsound,; immediately abandon the position taken.     For instance, in discussing    the  Japanese problem of providing for excess population, and the necessity of  securing admission  to  less     densely  j populated countries, he admitted that  ; the workers of any country were perfectly justified in resisting an influx  of immigrants with a lower standard  of living and that the Japanese people when compared with the Anglo-  Saxon, came within that class.    Asked whether the Japanese had lowered their standards to that of the Koreans, when they occupied that country,   he   said,  ;'decidedly  not;     the  average of the Koreans,    had    been  gradually raised." He admitted that  inevitably, if the cheaper labor went  into fields of labor now filled by the  whites,  that  their    standard     must  come      down        if      they      stayed  in the industries and competed against the  labor with  a lower and  less  costly standard of living.  "But we are not interested in your  industries," maintained the professor; "we can take care of that end of  Farmers' and Travelers,  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY,   PROPRIETCP  HUNTINGDON, B   C.  the business better in Japan. What  we need is an opportunity to place  our laborers on your vacant lands���������  to clear them up and get cultivation  started. Then you city dwellers and  workers in industry will get cheaper  foodstuffs". "And lower wages?" suj  gesfed the- writer and ho admitted  that would probably be the ultimate  result.  From what the professor stated the  writer gathered that the strain caused   in   California   by   the   influx   of  Japanese would prevent any further  expansion in that direction in the immediate future, and that the unsettled conditions in    Mexico,    coupled  with the similar standards of living  of the two peoples did not make for  progress in that country.       on    the  strength of the aid given the Allies  by the Japaneso.it was expected however,   that   some  arrangement  could  be made by representatives of Japan  for an extension of their emigration  programme, British Columbia    being  favored on account of climatic conditions and ready access to the home  land.    With the Japanese already recognized as one of the great powers  the writer believes   that   the   peace  terms will contain something of   im-  pbrtance on immigration questions as  far as that nation is concerned.  The professor was glad to know  that many labor organizations were  accepting Japanese as members, but  his pleasure was not so great on learn  ing that a lower wage was not permitted, recognizing that this rule nullified any advantage his courtrymen  might gain by securing membership  as except in Isolated cases, the em  ployers, wages being    equal,    would  employ the Anglo-Saxon    in    preference   to   the   Japanese.    Considered  from any standpoint, except that of  tho Japanese, the professor admitted  | th.it with the difficulties of assimlia-  ��������� tion, language and political.handicaps  it  would  be  better  for his countrymen to "settle their own problems in  their own country and in their owu  way."'  From what tho writer has seen of  the fruit growers, they are not a class  deserving of any sympathy.    As long  as they were able to secure a supply  of cheap labor to compete against the  workers of their    own    nationality,  they utilized that labor and exploited it to the fullest extent, but now  that there is a likelihood of the surplus value going to a Chinese or Japanese employer, quite naturally their  British blood boils.       But cheer up.  After the Japanese have secured your  ranch you may be able to beg employment at  the wage you yourself  paid the English or Canadian worker  before he enlisted for overseas, fixed  by the competition of the Asiatic you  were so fond of in years gone by.  (Editor of Fraser Valley Record-  Now Mr. Fruit Grower do you see  the combination between labor and  the Japanese farmer. It is time to  organize against both.)  "She's giving a very elaborate party."  Gotten up solely on my account."  "I thought you two were on the  outs".  We are. And that's the reason  she got up the party."  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