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 o3  - 0v^,A*  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XIV., No. 4.  _..'j ...i..  4BB.0TSF01U), B, C,   FRIDAY,   JULY 13,   1917  $1.00 per Year  tjs&z  ILL'S STO  Vol. I.  Our Goods are lhe Best  ������w  Ladies  Middy  Blouses  each    $1.25  Ladies Dainty Tea Aprons each ': 25d  Ladies Black Italian Silk hose per pair 5()<i  Ladies Black or White Fibre Silk Boot Hose per pr 50^  Ladies Black or White Cotton Hose per pair 35#  20 Pieces Valenciennes Lace per yard 5^  Roller Towelling per yard .12 1-2 and 15������  Mens Strong Work Shirts each . .  Mens Stripe Bib Overalls per pair  $1.00 and $1.25   $1.25  Childrens White Strap Slippers Leather sole  .   Size 8, 9, and 10 per pair . . .$1.35  Size 11 to 2 $1.50  Womens High Button Boots Canvas with leather soles  arid High "Heels"~per pair 77! ~". . . . .\ $2.90  Mosquito in Two Widths in White and Green  per yard 12 l-2������ to 17 l-2������  CHOICE FRESH GROCERIES ALWAYS IJV STOCK  Gazley Block ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  c  reamery  ABBOTSFORD AND MATSQUI  Operated by A. P. Slade & Co.  Vancouver. B. C. - Victoria, B. C.  Feed your Hogs and Chickens Cheap  We have a car of Salvage Grain,Wheat and Oats mixed at:  $2.00 Per 1������0 ll3s whole  $2.05 Per 100 lks ground  Drop in and have a look at it  We can handle all your Fruit on  Consignment.  MISSION BOARD Ol1 TRADE  A representative body from the  Nicomen Island Ratepayers Association was present, and the president  Mr. T. Gourly addressed the board  on the need of protection of the  banks and the regulating of the  channel of the Fraser River, and asking the co-operation of the Mission  City Board of Trade taking up the  matter with the various public bodies  in the Fraser Valley. He told how  '$9.0,000 had been spent by the land  owners; the federal government  had spent $100,000 in work on the  Fraser, and yet today the desired  'protection had not been reached. He  asked that the Board of Trade not  only endorse the resolution of the  Ratepayers, but also pass another  resolution which they might deem  would assist in the hurrying along  of the work of protection so that the  farmers of the island could carry out  the idea of the present day of 'more  production.'  Mr., Mv McLean also spoke emphasizing the remarks of the president  Other members of the delegation  present, Messrs J. H. Gourlay, Richard Gourlay, H. E. Millar, and W. II.  Hill added explanations to the remarks of the presideut.  Tne' following is the resolution cl  the Ratepayers.  At a meeting of the Ratepayers Association of West Nicomen Island  held on June 30th, 1917, the following resolution was unanimously adopted.  "Whereas, the settlers of West,  Nicomen Island have spent $90,000  in building a dyke to protoct their  lands from the annual innundations  of the Fraser river.  "And whereas this dyke has reclaimed some 5000 acres of most  fertlie and productive land.  "And whereas owing to deflections  in the current of the Fraser river the  South bank of West Nicomen Island  is being rapidly washed   away,   and  '       ^^fontin^d'^n^LlisrnPage)      "  The Ladies Aid will be held at the  homo of Mrs. Weaver next week,  Wednesday the 18th. It was to have  been there last week but Mrs. Campbell had them instead.  1-M.e. Frank McCallum wrote-home  from France he had seen ��������� Manilius  Ziegler. Pte.     Manilius     Ziegler  wrote home that he had seen Frank  McCallum, Bob Gillen and Huntll  Gordon.  The Orangemen ..and True Blue  lodges marched from their hall to  the train on Sunday morning to meet  friends and all," inarched to the Presbyterian church, 28 :n all. Every  year Mr. Campbell preaches the 12th  of July 'sermon for theni.  Mr. Frank Wooler was home    for  ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS  the service on-Sunday, he  True Blue.  Master Donald Fraser has been  spending some of his. holidays in Bel-  lingham at Mr McGilivray's home.  Master Orland Ziegiler is spending  two weeks in Vancouver, at his aunts,  Mrs. McMenemy.  Mrs. Wiltie from Seattle is visiting her mother Mrs. Johnson at the  Lake.  Howard Sutherly was operated on,  on Monday for appendicitis in the  Abbotsford hospital by Dr. Swift, Dr.  Patton, of Chilliwack, assisting. The  boy is ��������� doing well"  Nurse McGuire spent a few days  in Silverdale last we'i*:-.' Nurse Strat-  ton went to Vancouver on Tuesday  for a few holidays.  Mrs. J. King and children spent  Sunday at Belrose with her sister.  Pte. Stewart McPhee .was on the  train on Tuesday with other returned  soldiers for Vancouver and Victoria,  but was granted leave for a few days  to visit his parents. He has to report at Victoria in Monday. He is  looking fine. His left arm is very  stiff yet but the wound is nearly  healed. He can use his hand very  well.  Mrs. Ziegler got a cablegram on  Tuesday from Manilius saying he  was in England on leave.  Willie Hill-Tout has had his hand  crushed or broken.  Mrs. McCabe returned to her home  in Skyhomish on Thursday. Clyde  Thomas has gone with her for his  holidays.  Mr. and Mrs. Anderson spent the  4th,of July in Bellingliam with their  daughters. The Misses Jeanie and  Jessie are visiting there for awhile.  Mr. and Mrs. Trethewey have returned after their trip east, Mr. Tre-  .thewey not much improved but Mrs.  Trethewey looking remarkably well.  Mrs.. Arthur Ward of Vancouver  is visiting Mrs. C. A. Ryall.  Miss Florence Parton is , home  from Vancouver and a schol companion with her for the holdiays.  Mrs. Walters has taken her three  litlle girls to Vancouver to her daughters Mrs. E. N. Ryall, to get a-  way from the mosquitoes We have  not seen any yet.  Mrs. Fuller, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Nor-  man Fuller and little Dorothy. Mr.  Alfred Fuller and Mrs. Fuller's  daughter and husband were visitors  to Vancouver on Monday.  The ladies belonging to the Presbyterian missionary society are endeavoring to assist in replacing  clothing for the Indian schools on the  island which were burned this year,  Some of the ladies ^athere d at the  Manse on Tuesday and quilted a  quilt to send with the clothes.  It is reported that George Gillet  was seen in Vancouver, among the  returned soldiers.  A number of Orangemen motored  to the 12th of July celebrations in  North Vancouver.  Mr. Geo. Ziegler dug 60 lbs of potatoes on the 12th of July. They  ranged in size from a hens egg to a  big man's fist.  Mr. J. Campbell and a gentleman friend spent the week, end with  Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell.  Mr. Rowe, wife and family arrived  in Abbotsford on July 12th.  being    a successful  The following is the result of the  Annual examination of the Associated  Board of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London England.'  Preliminary Dnision���������Margaret  Gillen; Gladys Harton (Clayburn);  Fied Taylor;  Elementary Division���������Emily ..AI-  f.uson; Margaret Boulter; Elia Fraser (Huntingdon). Annie McPhee;  Kitty Taylor (Mt. Lehman)  Lower  Division���������Ida       Boulter;  Gwendoline Sumner;  Higher   Division���������Orland   Fraser;  Rudiments of Music���������Edythe Vivian Peele;  Intermediate Grade Harmony���������  Mabel Nelson;  All the pupils presented for examination by the Misses Steede were  COUNCIL WILL REVISE ROLLS  ANOTHER  RECITAL  Another enjoyable recital was  g(iven at Abbotsford on 3rd July at  the home of the Misses Steede. The  music was furnished by the pupils residing in Sumas.  The following took part:  Thelma Davis; Evelyn Garrison;  Maxine and Winnifred Lochbaum;  Lola and Doris Fry; Ethel McGowan;  Edith Hansen; Florence King; Marie  Scotvold.  Mrs. Boyd very kindly presided,  and'Miss. Jackson from. Mission rendered some" violin solos which were  much appreciated. There were  preent: Mrs.   Lochbaum;     Mrs.  Bow-man; Mr. and Mrs. Fry; ,. Mrs.  Davis; Mrs. King; Mrs. Plansen; Mrs.  Scotvold.  AFRAID OF THE TRUTH  "Those Husbands of Ours" was a  grand success only there were not  enough men there. We ,guess they  were afraid of the truth. We all  thought the concert given last spring  was so good that another could not  equal it, but leave it to Abbotsford  for good things.  The proceeds  from     the     concert"  cleared over $40.00.  BELGIUM DAY  On July 21st will be held the National Celebrations of Belgium.  There will be three years that the  resistance of Belgium has permitted  France and England to organize, to  prepare the victory. Belgium made  the sacrifice by herself! But, by  her bravery, what numerous things  has she been obliged to endure  Thanks to the help of the Allies. But  the help given by all must not diminish, for the burden is not only sustaining, but always increasing.'  The 21st of July will be BELGIAN DAY! The organizers had the  thought to permit to all those who  desire to continue their help to the  alleviation of the sufferings resulting from the war, which Belgians  suffer; to this end, subscription lists  are opened in "Pro Belgica," the au-  thorizel organ of the Belgian Relief  Work, to the profit of several works,  amongst which donators choose those  they desire to patronize.  All these works are recommended  by Belgian authorities and all sums  collected will be sent to receiver by  the intermediate of M. Goor, Consul  General of Belgium in Ottawa.  So as to avoid expenses in sending  thousands of receipts, they will be  sent only on demand. As receipt,  subscribers will receive an issue of  "Pro Belgica" containing the list of  subscription and the amount given.  Furthermore, at the occasion of  the Belgian National Celebrations,  "Pro Belgica" will publish a 16 page  illustrated sourvenir number which  will contain numerous articles and  views of Belgium and general information on this country. THIS SOUVENIR NUMBER WILL BE SENT  TO ALL GENEROUS DONATORS  ON THE BELGIAN DAY.  It is to be wished that all will contribute to the Belgian Day, according to their means, to diminish the  unmerited sufferings of the first victims of the German barbarism.  i We will hark to the words of Cardinal Mercier when he said. "If they  were knowning all the extent of our  sufferings, they would not be satisfied with simple protestations."  And those of Cardinal Bourne."Every  Belgian is considerel by the Britisher as a brother who must receive protection, aid and assistance."  ALL GIFTS, AS SMALL AS THEY  MAY BE, WILL BE RECEIVED  "WITH THANKS AND CAN BE SENT  EVEN IN POSTAGS STAMPE, AT  THE ADMINISTRATION OP "PRO-  BELGICA," 32 SUSSEX, AVENUE,  MONTREAL.  Assesmests Are to be Reduced in Sn-  mas in Accordance with Ruling of  Last Year.  It developed at the court of" revision proceeding the regular council  meeting on Saturday that the reeve  and councillors'of' this municipality  have a pretty knotty problem to solve  in, connection will this year's assessment roll, and sooner than have another 3eries of lawsuits, the council  decided.to reconsider the roll, as  brought down by Assessor Keating.  Besides vaany landowners, thers were  representatives of the B.-C. E. R...  the C. N. R., and the G. N'.' R. R in  attendance, all protesting vigorously  against the assessment.  I uf>t year these people appealed to  the supreme court tor a nft.y per cent  reluction and this was granted. This  year Assessor K>at.1ng ignored tins  reduction and consequently the protests .were made.  The delay occasioned by,a revision  of the roll will prevent a, tax rate being bt ruck for some time and places  Sun as in a lather awl.ward position.  At iho regular council meeting the  councillors' indemnities were set 'at  $!<>(������ pi r ye-j.v and Reev^ Fool;a voluntary reduced his trim M 2,o to 51.01  tue same as the councillors; "...  \ letter was received from Inspector of Municipalities BU-d.statinj: that  an investigation by his department  ha a developed the fa';t that'last year s  municipal affairs were handled in a  very lax and unsatisfactory . manner  by the clerk, and tint it is iiuposi:>Jft  to audit the books or get,any (race  of expenditures, >uc. The inspector  expreses confidence in the newly appointed municipal clerk, Mr. Yar-  wood.  The council ecently authorized the  purchase of an up-to-date steel safe  and this has been installed in tho  clerk's  office. It  was  decided  to  allow all the ratepayers of Ward I. to  work out lhaf of their taxes on road  work out half of their taxes on arod  work. This will amount to about  $1000.  Mr Hill, manager of the Royal  Bank, Abbotsford was appointed to  audit the books for 191G; and to report to the council.  The wages for teams was set at $6  and for men at $2.75 for a nine-hour  day. School salaries of $370, general amounts of $201.25 and other.'  accounts of $850 were passed and ordered paid.  The council unanimously endorsed  the petition for a Peace Memorial  Highway between the Do minion of  Canada and the United States of  America. This petition is being extensively circulated in uumas, Matsqui, Langley and Surrey municipalities and is being largely sifned  FEE'S WEEKLY  MARKET LETTER  I will start with an apology for the  delay in our returns. We find it absolutely necessary to have the shipments check with the express company, and they got so busy with the  Fair and things connected with it  that they never brought around the  sheets or collected all week. Our  market has been hungry from Monday on. Some heavy shipments and  one car came from Creston. Those  handling them held the price very  stiff until Saturday, when they cut  loose on them Crestons are not up  to their very high standard;some .are  poor in color; some too green, and  some could be much better filled.  People would not pay the high price,  asked for them and they came down  with a rush Saturday. People are  getting anxious for berries fcr canning and will pay a good price for  really firm well colored medium  sized berries. We look fcr a good  steady market all week and a ver.y  heavy demand. ���������!,'������������������  VERNON   FRUIT   COMPANY;'���������  Per S. J. Fee.  my chance  smart-set  "Do you think there '?, ',  of our breaking into    the  here?  "By smart-set do you m-an highbrow or low-neck." *i  Mfci A3BSdf������^0R������) ������6ST, 'ABBOTStfOftn, B. ,ft  ^Tr'n "^-'i 'iff"1rtrrrf''i'l"*hrt*-���������TV "��������� n  ���������^j^pwy  THE ABMISFORB :?������ST " '  Published Eyeuy Fniduy by  'i'iie JSust  Rubliatung;  Coin pan;-  weekly JlouraaJ devoted to the,interests of A-b"bot>sford and district  Advertiaiiug   rates_jiiade   known   on   application  Our   SKI1>bo^etli���������Neither   lor   nor   agin'   tho   (jiovuriiikiejit  J. A. ,BATES, -        - Bdit������r and Proprietor  FRIDAY  JULY   13,   l!KI7.  "Production and Thrift" are words that are ringing in the  ears'of almost every Canadian at the present time and it is wonderful how the men 'and women who cultivate the land have taken the words to heart. 'They are the. ones who arc, more  'concerned in "Production" these days than' the city 'man.  Might we say that there is no agricultural man or woman  in the,country who is not aiming during the present year to produce more than ever before and with the present bright weather there is every reason to believe that the fanner will produce  more accordingly this year than ever before according to the a-  mount of land under cultivation. Man has done his part, and  nature seemingly is hustling things along.  No doubt much of this is due to the advertisemets in all Canadian papers during the past winter, showing the necessity of  more.production than ever in order to win the.war. The great  army of men who fight at the front need to be well fed, and the  many men and women who-are doing their bit in factories and  ' other places need food��������� the theme is Produce More and Win the  the War.  While the government has brought home to the farmer the  necessity of producing more, it has brought home with.it ma"-ny  difficulties. These difficulties are many���������indeed few who are  not working'on the 'land know ail of them or perhaps a half of  them. The difficulties of berry picking has been pretty well  solved by the good ladies of Vancouver. Each locality is perhaps up against its own difficulties��������� some of them local.  One difficulty that.is hitting this idea of ''Production and  Thrift" in the Fraser Valley is the flooding of the Fraser over  the lands that should be producing. In order to produce land  must not be under water. -Another difficulty is the washing a-  way of good land along the banks of the Fraser. Both of these  difficulties are to be found in the Nicomen Island district, where  the farmers have taken home to themselves the idea of producing  more this year than ever. But the high water has a kind of  knocked, their plans a bit, and will during the coming years unless old Father Fraser is confined to a different channel. lie.is  making straigh for a portion of the bank of the island. Time  will tell its tale unless the course of the Fraser is changed.  The Dominion Government has done work here in the past.  but as it was not completed properly the money spent did not  bring the desired results.  The Dominion Government is willing to look after the bed  of the river, but it appears that the provincial government, notwithstanding the pre-election promises of the candidate of this  district, will not accept their share of the responsibility and half  the expense-of protecting the bank. How then can the provincial Government reconcile themselves to having fulfilled their  duty as a government in aiding the people to "Production and  Thrift?'' It is one thing to promise and another thing,to carry out those promise's; apparently.  The 5000' acres of rich and fertile land of Nicomen is worth  the .attention of the government.,The farmers there have done  their part, and that is all hey can be expeced to do mprdis-ofnoh  their, part and that is all that can be expeced of hem. They are  doing more now. They are starting a movement that will no  doubt unite the governments���������federal and provincial���������and accomplish the desired results. And it should be the duty of every  public body in the province to endorse the scheme laid out by  the Ratepayers Association of Nicomen.  | considers the   .'confiscation    of   her   railways.     .   On the con-  ! trary, the suggestion for nationalization involves an expenditure of $1,000;000,000, which, in the event of such plan    being-  carried out, would mean a heavy burden of taxation on the people as a whole over a period of years.  It ought not to be necessary to write in this obvious vein,  but so many people are gulled by the cry for the1 conscription.of  wealth that it seems necessary to explain the self-evident. The  taxation, or, conscriptinon, of excess profits, is quite a different  thing, and one which inflicts no unnecessary hardships. The  government has already gone to some extent.in this direction.  There is a tax of from 25 to 35 per cent on manufacturers, and  this has been in operation for nearly three years. There is a  tax and super tax on excess profits, and the latter was further  increased by the last Federal Budget.' It is proposed . by the  Dominion Government.to impose an income tax, a method of  taxation which has been hitherto left to Provincial Governments  but which is legally one of the sources of Federal Revenue. So  far, as it is right,.the burden of war taxation has fallen on the  wealthy and by the latest legislation it will fall still more heavily  ltARRACJE BUMPING  LATEST AIH  HAZARD  "Barrage bumping" is a new phase  o air work which has developed with  the  war.  After the British live gained their  ground their artillery opens a furious  barrage Tire against, the territory behind the German lines to prevent reinforcements from coming up for a  counter attack.  Aviators' are sent out to fly over  the German positions and ascertain  their strength. As the' machines are  compelled to fly at a low altitude to  get a good view, they naturally have  to pass through fthells' from ��������� their,  own artillery. .This is known- as  "barrage bumping."  One has to be all man to go  through ma,ny '" barrage bumping"  exploits without losing his nerve. In  addition to the shells of his own guns  tho   German  high   angle  artillery  is  ,.   , . ,    , . , pumping shrapncll at, him as fast as  on that section of the community.   Possibly a graded income tax I u,c gunners can load and fire, and  is the fairest way to reach the individual,.who in the opinion of  his less fortunate fellowmen is inordinately rich.  To conscript capital along these lines suggested by agitators  against the conscription of man power would be the height of  folly and disastrous .to the country.    Such a method of raising  usually he is low enough for the infantry to peck a-way at him with  rifles.  . The'machine is usually kept at an  altitude of about 1)00 feet and it  swaya and .hounds in the "bumps" in  war revenue would have a tendency to create paupers'wholesale,-;' C10.^1" ^"-'sod by the passing pro  and.(he chief sufferers would be all who have little savings invested in industries of the country, it would mean that all who  have any capital to invest and not wish to trust Government  direction of enterprises, would seek foreign countries'where the  operations of private individuals are secured by the law. Obviously the cry for conscription of capital is nothing but an endeavor to distract attention from the need of man-power, for it  jeelilos.  The  noise  is  appalling.    Aviators  say tin! guns sound as    though    they"  were only a .few yards a,way.  is a grandiloquent but impossible solution for tho ills the war  by every means within our power and hedging if round with  the protection afforded by the laws oi" a self respecting community.���������Colonist.  Sonic local merchants have a habit  of bemoaning the large mail order  business done in their district, but  themselves do very little advertising  have made us suffer Confiscate profits above a, certain pcreen-; in .their local papers, it might bo  tage and'the State will "be well within its rights and following a[ wuii to draw the attention of any  course that will prevent any undue monetary advantages being such to the following statement  taken of the war. But to confiscate capital would be killing thoj made recently by the manager of  goose that lays the golden eggs of"prosperity after maturing it; ;l large mail order concern:  "We have a bureaih whose duty it  is'to read the, country newspapers.  There is not a paper of any consequence that we do not get. Tho  bureau looks over these papers and  when we find a town where the mer-  i chants do not advertise in their io-  cal papers or where advertisers do  not change their advertisement regularly, we immediately flood that  section with literature. It always  brings results far in excess of the  same effort put forth in territory  where the local merchants use the  local papers."  WHEN YOU ACT  When you act, bring your thought and your forces to a centre so that you, can feel that your activity is for you the centre';  of all activity in the universe. Do not be sidetracked by comparison with others who may be accomplished greater things. This  work you have to do NOW is to you the one all important thing.  Give it your best attention, the best of your energy. Throw yourself into your work with creative fervor. Forget any reward  you may hope to receive and make the work an expression of  your creative self.      .  In building your successes there are always two important  steps connected with each seperate advance. First there is the  clear outlining, picturing, visualizing of just what you want to  accomplish, which should be backed up with your faith, will,  earnest purpose and affirmative of success. Second the putting  into action of all your forces to bring about the result. Centre  your concentration, your energy, your planning upon carrying  out the processes by which you expect to achieve results. Here  will tenacity, the following down of everything that will show  cumulative effects and carry you forward toward success.���������William E. Towne in July Nautilus.  "Pa, what is luck?"  "Luck is what the antiprepared-  ness people think we should depend  on to keep us out of trouble.  Careful wives who habitually make  up their husbands' minds refine the  process untill they attain the most  satisfactory* results.���������Chicago  News.  The dial of a new bathroom scale  faces upward so that a person standing on it can read his own weight.  CONSCRIPTION OI' WEALTH  It is regrettable that more thought is not exercised by those  who are pleading most loudly for the conscription of wealth. It  is' small wonder that so few are able to explain what they mean,  for the cry is a misnomer, and the demand should be for the conscription of excess profits. The plea in its broadest sense is  one .for State ownership, and there is nothing in the history of  such ownership in Canada which commends itself to publin wisdom.' If we were to accept the motto literally that is as some of.  its advocates intend, it would be a plea for confiscation.  It niust never be forgotten that our conception of State is  that it is a community of human beings organized on the basis of  mutual service. . The law has defined the rights and duties of individuals, one to another, and to the community as a whole. In  all well governed countries the law acknowledges and protects  the legitimate operations of capital, which in itself is the accumulated wealthvof individual acts of production. The State,  if it.is to be permanent must rest on the assumption that the law  is supreme. What he law protects cannot be wrestled from the  individual without adequate compensation, or at. least, we assume that such statement is based on equity. In the last analysis-.the real foundation's of security must be based on the willingness of each individual to, if necessary, lay down his life to  protect independence, unity and laws of the community of which  he is a part. ��������������������������� ���������.-:*"���������  We could give innumerable examples of how the conscription of wealth, if" carried out as some of those who have taken up  the cry would wish, would be nothing better than State piracy.  One will suffice. Take the case of the B. C. Electric Railway,  whose ten thousand shareholders are located in the British Isles.  By seizing the results of a capital expenditure by this company  it is conceivable that widespread suffering would be caused and  among1 those who had invested their savings in this country  on the strength of the stability of our laws, and the security of  our foundations as a people. The same applies to coal mines,  railways, .munition works, etc. Following this process of reasoning how ���������- it is possible to conscript wealth without  ruining our prospects of industrial and commercial development  and driving capital away from the country, perhaps for all time?  We do" not deny the power of the State to conscript wealth,  but are pursuaded that any State which makes the attempt will  be in a fair way towards dissolution. Britain has not conscripted wealth. Even her solution for coping with the liquor  traffic is by Stats purchase, not by confiscation.    Canada never  TOMMY WILL    HUNT    FOR GIRL  WHO GAVE ROSE  London, Out. Saturday July 7th.���������  Only a tiny cluster of red flowers,  torn impulsively from a woman's hat  and tossed to a soldier swinging past  her automobile to entrain for overseas, but it-passed througlh the battles of St. Elio and the third Ypr'es,  anl after travelling more than 6,000  miles,  has been brought safely back  to Canada by the soldier-hero who  treasured it, through the fire and  suffering of battle, the long, weary  months of his convalescence in  French and English hospitals.  When Private Stanely Snelling,  who returned a few days ago to the  central Military hospitals, at London,  Qiu., was leaving for France with  the Eighteenth Western Ontario battalion a little over two years ago, an  unknown woman tossed him .the  flowers from her hat.  "Bring it back to me," she called.  "I will do that," he    promised   as  his battalion moved to the    waiting  trains before he had time to speak or  further ascertain her name.  Private Snelling! has been twice  wounded, the last time so severly  with machine gun fire that he was invalided home to Canada. Now he  wishes to meet the girl for whom,  like knights of old, he carried the  little token.  Announcements published in the  local newspapers have failed to find  a claimant for the flowers. Perhaps  tin, fair one no longer resides in London. Perhaps two years ago she  was only a visitor or tourist here.  But if she is anywhere in America  between Florida and the Yukon territory, Private Snellings states he is j  going to find ;her    and    return ��������� the i  flowers as he promised as soon as he j  is able to leave the hospital'.  A360TSF0R0   DISTRICT BOARD OF   TRADE  President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  ^  Meeting Held First Menday 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  \ft"the district, and industries already established,  *si"������\  See me now about that Insurance  0  Jones is a wonderful lawyer. I've  never come across his equal at cross-  examination.  Oh, he's not so much. You ought  to hear my wife cross examine me  when I come in late at night.  I have a large and^splendid smpply[������of  Raspberry Canes for sale at*low prices.  Finest quality.  Jr\t  vji iwtaaifiim  Abbotsford  585S5S  'm^^^M^^im^^^^^^^^^^^&i 0  t  ���������the ABBOtsfont) pos>i\ abbots-ford, fe. c.  ���������WMOBi  DISTRICT  ���������SEi  otsror  ier sons to fig  istnct  one magnificently in sendin;  e freedom an<  s ol  re and her Allies.  The following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson., killed.  H. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  H. R. Gray, killed.  E. 0. Collinson, killed.  A. Ames, killed.  J. F: Green, killed..  Chas. Wooler,  (Killed)  A. Witchell  (Killed)  M. Mallalue (Killed)  R. Hughes (Killed)  H. Green (Killed)  0. Kidwell, killed.  John Gillen, (Killed)  Sergt. C. T. McPhee (KTd)  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  A. J. Munro, (Prisoner)  Li. Trethewey, (Gassed)  Wm. Morgan (Invalided)  S. McPhee (Wounded)  D. Campbell,  (Wounded) '  Albert Davenport (Wound'd)  F. Brown, invalided.  A. G. Adams.  E. Anderton.  J. Aitken.  Stanley Attwood  H. Arnold.  F. Beale.  Steve Beebe  C. Bayee.  Hilliard Boyd.  Ed Barrett.  J. Bousfield.  W. Bowman.        \  A. A. F. Callan.  D. Campbell  J. H. Campbell  W. Campbell.  Tom Campbell.  E. Chamberlain.  E. A. Chapman.  Alex. Chisholm  Fred Colbourne  M. W. Copelahd.  .r.  T. Davis.                 '���������;���������   /j\K ���������' .J  Roy Mains  ,  T. Donnelly.  T. Mawson.  J. Downie.  ������    Frank McCallum  ���������  A. C.Dudden.  J. MtjCormack.  PauTDutase  Kenneth McGilivray.  Andy Ellwood.  Stewart McGillivray.  Wm. Evans  H. McKinnon  Norman Evans  Wm. Mclntyre  Geo. Fadden  P. D. McLagan  A. A. Fermodr.  Matt Nelson.  A. A. Fermor  Jack Parton  ���������',.'.. ,  S. Finch.  Peter Pearsoli.  A. F. Flummerfelt -  A. Pegram.                ,-'\  ���������;   '��������� '���������, ���������������  J. Fraser,  T. Perks.  Ernest Gazley.  R. Peters.                   '���������:{-.,  * -    ���������   'i  Clarence Gazley.  Major B. Pottinger  ��������� - '���������  D. Geddes.                    / ',,,,  S. Ramsay  ,     .  E. B. de la Giroday  John Rhodes  Robert Gillen  M. Rhodes.  ���������i  G. N. Gillett  Geo. Sharp.  H. Gordon.          ..������;  Robt. Sim.  G. Gough,         ;..,���������-  H. Skipworth.  H. Green          ...  J. L. Sansom  ^  H. Grimley.      r..  John Sinclair.  J. Hands.         ", '���������    ,.:'  R. Smart.  G. E. Hayes.  T. Smeeton.  A. Healey.         f-  B. W. Suthern.      v  .. VI*'  *  A. Hicks.             r ,_ ���������  A. Teng.  0. Hicks.  w. w. Thaw      ...'/;';  Robt. Higginson  L. Trethewey.     .;_  i  MattHigginscn.  T. Usher.  A. Hill-Tout.            ^K:   ...,  Walker Wallace         '',  -  Charles Hill-Tout   "-.".'  Gordon Walters  Willie Hill-Tout                ��������� ' ,  Harold Walters  R.. Hughes.                 ^  Thos. Walters  J. Welch.                       !  T. M. Hutton                '"_.      ",  C. Hulton-Harrop.  A. Williams.  J. 0 Williams.  V. Hulton-Harrop.  K. Huggard.                   'jij: .   j  Percy Wilson.  Frank Wooler  11. Johnston.  Manlius Zeigler  .  J. Kirkbride.                           j  S. Knott.  Fred Knox.  Henry Knox.  W. Laird.  Geo. E. Leary _  re we, who are left behind, going to contribute  towards  anadian  to equal the sacrifice oi  1 listed for Overseas Service.  atnotic rund, as our share,  ose who have died or en-  ive a mon  scnption.  W58������������S THE  ABfiOTSFORD POST,  AB������G*tSFGB������>, &  *&  MMTIUWlIM  AgjieagaaBBgagsa  0  BUY YOUR  l  , HA.,.,  SALT  FISH,  ETC.  From J. G. COPPING, the Pioneer Butcher,  ABBOTS FORI), K. C.  AND SAVE MONEY  by a professional pacifist is no better.  Lot us make the matter clear. The  coming in of the' United States may  save us; or a breakdown in Germany  may save us. But Victory is still  with the enemy. If it continues, and  they wear us down in Europe, 'the  men of Canada, we can be sure, will  become slaves to a German aristocracy; while we cannot be sure that  our people may not be subjected to  tho outniges of Belgium and Poland.  We are sure the . Premier knows,  there is more (ban a responsibility,  that these things happen. To carry  the country with him ho should bring  the facts to  the people.  doubtedly are, then the whole' country is with him and trusts he will  continue to rely upon his own judgement.  MISSION HOARD OF .TRAf>E  CONSCRIPTING   RIG  MEN  Continued   from   page  one.  the existence of the dyke in    several  places is seriously threatened;  "And  whereas the continual erosion  of the South .hank of West Nicomen  Island has seriously widened the Fraser River with a corresponding shoaling of its bed, and this has made navigation   hazerdous   and   difficult   for  steam, boats plying    between    Westminster and Chilliwack.  "Thorefore,   moved  by  .H.   B.  Millar  seconded by Alex. ���������   Worth    that    in  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1917  i     Tho young business women of Mis-  Isios-CiLy intend  giving a ..dance this  I month  in the skating rink'.     This1 is  i t'ne, first time that'the young-   ladies  have altempted, a dance under 'their  ov/n management and judging'by the,  preparations it will be some swell af-:  fair.     They know how it should   .be  done,  the  date' is the  27th.  OREGON & PORTLAND RAILROAD  CO .GRANT LANDS  T-nrt  aKe  Most people are in a hurry;  they have little time to  waste.        When you are in a rush, think how   the    tele  phone will help you.  use is economical.  Jt    reaches    everywhere.  .Its  They say "The more hurry, the less speed," but that  originated in the days before the telephone. Now it is  "The more hurry the greater speed/' for the action of the  telephone is instantaneous.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  The kind that brings joy to your heart  ALBEIT   LEE,   Grocer   and  SSSm  ^njTiitofll ki'iuli  Aafar  *h������m  5E5?  ���������HAmjftupMBj'ffl  AGAINST  CONSCRIPTION  IGNORANCE  TO  BLAME  IjiicJc of Knowledge of the Real Facts  Undoubtedly the  Cause  Our reports from all parts of Canada are not favorable to conscription  These indicate that on a national vote  compulsory service would be defeated���������perhaps overwhelmingly���������without the Quebec vote. If the voters  knew the real facts, the actual dangers confronting us, there would be  no need for conscription. There  would be a rush to enlist.  The Financial Post has made many  statements since the war broke out.,  that were generally classed as absurd, and often condemned by public  men and loading newspapers���������A five  or six-, year war; a 300,000, not 25,-|  000 Canadian fighting army; a nil  lion dollar debt; Russian withdrawal; kicking out the Asquith-Grey-  Churchill crowd; bringing Lloyd-  George in; filling big jobs, not with  party hacks, as in the past, but with  Flavelles, Gordons, Magraths, IJan-  nas.  Our sources of information, on the  great questions before and since the  war, have been fore important, more  reliable than those of any newspaper  in Canada. They had to be, bo-  cause the most important financial  and business interests in Canada relied upon them. They could not rely  upoa Asquith who, cheerfully told  the empire in 1914, not to worry;  the war would be over sooner than  most people expected���������and most people expected it   would    be   over   in  three months. In Canada our Minister of Trade imparted practically  the same advice, and our Minister of  Finance created the same impression  in his speeches on loans and taxation  During all this time THE POST  raised (he only voice, in all Canada,  warning and telling what was coming.  Without excetion, the information  given and the policies advocated, exclusively, in these columns, since the  war began, have been- proven correct.  Therefore, there.is a reason why anything we may say now should receive  at. least careful consideration.  W.TIMWJU niUul*J.HiUXM'~-*r  \,e repeat what we said, very definitely, six weeks ago, that when Mr  Balfour arrived at Washington we  wen-, facing probable defeat. Defeat  would have meant Lhe immediate appearance of the Germans at Quebec.  Halifax and    elsewhere,    with    per-  ' haps half a'million men; and with  probably another enemy knocking on  our Pacific doors. We would be at  t.h-i mercy of the Germans. They  would make the United States pay  the cost of the war.    These sug������;es-  ���������tio.ss were laughed at by politicians.  Last week a United States Cabinet  Minister, in a public address, frankly  "warned the nation, these dangers  were ahead. Another speaker said  the Germans expected to collect a  hundred billion from the States and  to make Canada   a    German    State  So far, no Canadian Minister has  hinted, at any such danger. The  leader of the Opposition says such a  suggestion is absurd. A leading  Liberal paper  of the country edited  Sir Robert Borden, in the terrific  fight he is waging with incompetence  in his own party, and with the ignorance and misinformation that prevail  among his opponents; has succeeded  in conscripting two very able men  for lhe public service.  C A. Magrath, an, engineer, who  has made good is b:g consctruotion  work and iu other fields, has brru  ordered to lake chai'R'3 of the nafion-  alFuel supply; while, Hon. . W. i.  Hanna, has been placed in charge of  Food. Mr. Magrath has been in the  public service almost exclusively for  some years, but Mr. Hanna is second  in command of the Standard Oil interests in Canada. . There, lie has a  magnificent, smooth-running organization, of long standing; and his  job isa well paid, comparatively easy,  one. At the request of the Premier  he, willingly and cheerfully refusing  remuneration whatever, takes up the  one. At the request of the Premier  he willingly takes up the great task  of organizing Canada to produce, conserve and feed our own people and  provide extra for the Allies.  The job is a gigantic one, but  based on his record, Mr. Hanna is the  very best man. There is no other in  sight in his class. ��������� He has shown a  capacity for getting,good men about  him, and by his inspiration, intelligent direction and enthusiasm they  .have accomplished grear. things.  One experience will explain.  When he took charge of the prisons  :!.nd other public institutions of Ontario, he at once proceeded to put  them on a self-supporting basis, by  growing and producing nearly everything they required. He succeeded.  On the prison farms, his men not only  made two or three blades of grass  grow where one grew before, but he  made four and even five blades  grow. Cows that averaged one at a  milking, increaed without any additional cost, to a ratio of three.  With all this, he is modest about  it. He doe not realize he has done  anything. It irritates him to discuss  this phase. He refers ou to his assistants. It makes him angry if you  compliment him. If he reads these  references they will be most dis-  tastseful to him. But they are not  being published to flatter him, but  to confirm what we have so constantly urged that, if called upon, the  great business executives of the  country will respond as cheerfully as  did any private in the ranks of our  corps in France. They are published  to strengthen Sir Robert Borden in  his policy of bringing these men into the National Service. They are  printed to contradict the professional  office holders who are advertising  everlastingly that these men are so  busy making money they will not  join tho public service. .   '  Mr. Manna' has.no easy task a-  iiead. One of his earliest, and hardest jobs, will be to work a complete  change of sentiment among the farmers.  This year, when we should have  5,000,000 more acres under cultivation, they are working actually loss.  We have sympathized with the farmer; have exposed the idiotic policy  of our Departments of Agriculture  and insisted L'nat the farmer shouli  be aided and remuneraed as generously as we have tue trades unionist  and the manufacturer.  His colleagues and followers complain that the Premier i3 keeping his  own counsel. He is not consulting  them or deferring to them as he used  to. if these two appointments, and  of General Currie, to the command of  Canadians in France, are an evidence  of this change of policy, as they un-  Title to;.aame revested in United  States by Act of Congress/dated June  9, 1916.- Two million three hundred thousand Acres ��������� to. be opened  for homesteads and sale. Timber  and Agricultural lands. Containing  some of the best land left in the'  United States. Now is ' the opportune   time.    Large   Map  showing  lands by sections and  description of  view of the clanger to navigation, and|-soiI  climate'rainfall,  elevations, etc  to the existance of the dyke which  has been constructed at a great cost  to the settlers and farmers of West  Nicomen Island, the Ratepayers of  West Nicomen Island in meeting as-  soinblod hereby urge upon the Minister of Public Works, Ottawa, i,u immediately take such steps as may  seem to him most expedient to covi-  finc the channel of lhe Fraser River  opposite West Nicomen Island thus  roleiving the pressure of tin: current of the river upon ils banks' al. the  several places where erosion of the  banks is now taking place." |  After discussion of flic Board as to.  the best method to pursue after hav->  ing thoroughly gone inlo the matter I  as woll as time would permit passed!  the following: i> ���������       I  This board  of Trade heartily    en-,  dorses the resolution of the Nicomen j  Island    Ratepayers    Association    on i  June  30th,   1917,  in  regard  to  urging the Minister of Public Works to  take such steps as are necessary , to  confine the channel    of    thec Fraser  River  opposite  Nicomen   Island  and  protect the banks from being washed  away, and that copies of this resolution be sent to the member at Ottawa  Col. J. D. Taylor. "  Also the  following resolution:  That a committee be appointed to  draft a resolution to be presented to  the Dominion Government asking  them to take steps to have the bed of  the Fraser river deepened and  straightened so as to assist in keeping the Fraser "Valley settled and in  a prosperous and healthy condition.  Post paid one dollar. . Grant Lands  Locating Co. Box 610. Portland, Or-  ogan.  NMTwI������lM'������3M^  R  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  H Phone Connection. Mission City  HUGH McBRIDE  General. Biacksmith  And Horseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. G.  war    has  $15,000,-  It is estimated that the  cost Germany up to date  000,000.  A live monkey is the mascot of  an Allied aviator on the Western  Front.  LIVERY, AUTO and    .  FE.E1 STABLES  I). 3SMERY, Proprietor.  TEAMING and  DRAYING  WOOD and COAL For Sale  Orders  X'roiaptly Filled  Ant-o  For Hire.  Give us a call and you will  be used right every time.  AKSOTSFOKD, B.  G.  *<mmW&*JJil2UHJ4^1iMl^'4^^  E������SD������  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly frr&fc-dass in every respect.    The bar is  &t������&ked with the best ������f wfcies, liquor and cigars,  RATES.   $1.5������   TO   $2.00   PER   DAY  uuurvtznu/oxxsu  A. J. HENDERSON & SUNS  ess}  S'Si-wc������^^wt^;:f.*r������rii%vAw?������������Jw3i'is:  PROPRIETORS  CXSOQilcl  *"������������������������'"''''"  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  L  M.   MURPHY,  PROPRIETY  HUNTINGDON, B   C  /-%  F?

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