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 mmBssmmuw  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XIV., No. 10.  4BB0TSF0FID. B, G.   FRIDAY,   JULY 20,   1917  <b^^8       $1.00 per Year  HILL'S STORE NEWS  Vol. 1.  Our Goods arc the Best  No.  22.  Ladies  Middy Blouses  each    ������1.2,)  Ladies Dainty Tea Aprons each . . , ���������.25������ ���������  Ladies Black Kalian Silk hose per pair 50*  Ladies Black or White Fibre Silk Boot Hose per pr 50*  Ladies Black or White Cotton Hose per pair 35*  20 Pieces Valeticienn.es Lace per yard 5*  Roller Towelling, per yard  12 1-2 and la*  ���������BUHBinwfiTliHiir~i-i        IBM ������������������������������������������������������!��������� i (j_  Mens Strong Work Shirts each $1.00 and $1.25  Mens Stripe Bib Overalls per pair $l������2tJ  FEE'S WEEKLY  MARKET LETTER  Bssea  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  <it������> o.ft  and High Heels per .pair-: .-��������� .���������-.-. ���������-��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� -.-. v*���������-  |B^B^  Mosquito in Two Widths in White and Green  per yard  .12 1-2* to 17 1-2*  CHOICE FRESH GROCERIES ALWAYS IN STOCK  Again an apology for delay in the  returns The express sheets were  not delivered to us. until Saturday  Tas'o cars of Cordon Head's' and one  of Croston's. besides express shipments gave a'fair supply, but still the  market is hungry, and a lot of people  'will go without. Mostly those who  could .not afford to pay a price higher  than .153.25 which is the retail price,  when the retailor is charged $3.00.  Rasps started and ; are most welcome. We hope the coming week  will see them in heavy supply. Black  and red currants also. Somo of the  black were fine and some were quite  steniy with quite a- few green ones. 1  These are hard to sell at any price.  Red currants are always slow and  must be nice.' Cherries are heavy  from Okanagan and" the market is  low on them. It is not advisable for  any to be sent from there to our mar  PERSONALS'  ABBOTSFORD AND HUNTINGDON  On Thursday evening iu St   Pauls    church Huntingdon, a patriotic enter-  Mr. and Mrs Storms are spending   tammentwas Giveh-by    the    Sunday    aiMinrtl   in   mrl   r������f  fhfi   V     M.   (,.   A.   M1II-  ketE  It     will     not     pay.    Prices:  Best Strawberries $3, seconds $2.50,  Best black currants $3, seconds $2.50  Red currants  mainly  $2.50,     Rasps  '$3 > '  VERNON FRUIT CO. Ltd.  Per S. J: Fee.  Gazley Block  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  PRISONERS OF WAR  The first six months of 1917  have passed and I think you will like  to have a half-yearly statement of  what, with our help, the Prisoners of  War Committee has been able to do  for our men in the Prison Camps of  Germany.  As you know we adopted, or . in  other words made ourselves responsible for the parcels of 279 men; the  cost ol' the adoptions which began at  $4 or $5 a month has gradually  gone up to $15 and although none of  the Adopters have boen asked to in-  creaso their subscriptions, a great  many have done so and they and we  have felt in a way responsible for  the full sum which for 279 men at  $15 a month amounts to $1,035 a  week.  Three ten shilling parcels are being1 sent every fortnight, as well as  13 lbs. of bread and 1-2 lb, of tobacco, or 200 clggarettes, but our pledge  does not include the bread, smokes or  even the capture parcel, these being  supplied with money from other or-  ganizations.There is an old saying  that if you aim at the Moon you may  hit the chimney-pot and certainly  pledging ourselves for $1,035 a week  seemed to be aiming pretty high.  But we did aim at the moon and  according to our Treasurer's statement we have succeeded in hiting it,  but with only a narrow    margin    to  spare. .  ,     ..  The receipts from January 1st of  this year have been $29,150. The  pledge called for 26,910 and this  leaves us an apparent balance of  $2-240. In reality it is not so large  as 'this, as in the early part of the  year before the regulations came into effect, orders were sent in from  relations for extra clothing and such  1 We are therefore, left with a small  balance to tide us over the next two  months when no contributions will  be coming from the schools, though  many have paid in advance.  Our expenses during these six  months were $147.17, mostly for  stationery, stamps and typewriting  materials, and for a few cables which  had to be sent to England. $41.80  of this amount was given specially for  a few days in Seattle  Mrs. Gazley and her grandson,  Johnnie Griffith, arc spending holidays in Vancouver.  Mrs. D. Emery visited her friend,  _ Mrs. Nelis, at Whatcom on Sunday,  j Miss Lulu Ziegler is spending her  [holidays with her parents..  Pte. T. Walters and Pte. Gordon  Walters were home for the week.end.  Mr. C A Ryall was home over Sunday.  Miss Steede paid a flying visit to  Abbotsford on Tuesday.  Miss Mabel Nelson spent the week  end with her parents ,| b cmfwyp  end with the Misses Steede at White  Rock.  Pte. Stewart McPhee left on Sunday by C. P. R. for Vancouver, he had  to report in Victoria on Monday.  He has to have another operation on  his arm. There is a .piece of shrapnel there yet also some in his  leg.  Mr. and Mrs. Alanson and family  spent Sunday at Crescent Beach near  White Rock.  Mrs. J. King has her sister visiting  her this week.  The Masonic hall is being painted  by Mr Ziegler and Mr. Rogers.  school in aid of the Y. M. C. A. Military service. At this gathering Mr.  and Mrs. Cobley, who are leaving for  Vancouver,, were surprised' by their  many friends. who presented them  with an appreciative address read.-"by  Mr. -F. Munroe and a valuable eight  day clock by Mrs. F. Tapp and Mrs.  Munroe. -  The Misses Steele will occupy the  ,  home now made vacant by the    removal of Mr. Cobley.  The farmers about here and Whatcom , road are busy harvesting their  their hay which is a good crop.  BORN, To Mr. and Mrs.. Gilbert  Hay; a son.  Mr- McShore, of Ashcroft, has taken the agency of the C. P. R. instead  of Mr. Boulter.  Word was received this week from  Ottawa Records Office that Captain  Geo.'A. Campbell had been wounded  in left hand but he was again /on  duty. Captain Campbell is the eldest  son of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell of the  Manse and is in France with Group" 2  Canadian Heavy Artillery as Medical  Officer.    ,  A number of loggers are ill through  drinking impure water and one, John  McNeil, is in the hospital here under  A social dance will be given in the  Mission City Roller Rink on Friday  night, July 27th.'.-Proceeds in aid of  Red Cross. ���������Refresiiments served".  Music by Mackness 3 piece Orchestra.  Everbody is cordially invited to come  and help make a. good time.  M. Giles, M. French, G. Locke, D.  Cook, K. Appleby, Committee.  CANADIANS SHOULD BE TOLD  expenses and the balance of $105.  87. was met by a grant from the  Woollies Sub-Committee; money  which was earned, the rule of the  Prisoners of War Committee being  that no deductions shall ever be made  (even for expenses) from any subscriptions or donations.  The Woollies have been a tower of  strength to us���������the Sub-Committee  has paid in during these six months  $2,365.41, an average of nearly $96  a week, truly a surprising achievement!  I feel that it is a subject for groat  thankfulness that we have succeeded so far in meeting our pledge and  we are most grateful to you for having made it possible.  At the same time I have to point  out that our responsibilities for tho  Canadian prisoners are increasing!  day by day and that wo must brace  ourselves for still greater effort  The pledge for our 279 men is for  men captured in 1915-16.  What about tho men taken this  year? _i_i_i[  The Casualty Lists sent daily to  our Committo give occasslon for very  serious thought. I cannot tell you  just how many prisoners have been  taken this year. I have written asking to be informed, but it will give  you some idea of how the numbers  are increasing when 1 tell you that  in last week's lists (covering the time  between' June 2 4th and July 1st) 53  men were reported prisoners in Germany. Six of these had died, but  the remaining 47, at the rate of $15  a month will need an expenditure of  $705 a fonth, this for one week's  prisoners and there are besides these  prisoners the other ones taker, during the remaining 25 weeks of the  first half of this year.  The care of all these new prisoners  docs not of course rest with us alone,  it will be shared by the rest of Canada, but it will be our privelege to  take our part in these new respon  sibillties. ,_^  The acknowledgements from the  Prison Camps tell how grateful the  men ore ior what we are doing for  the������i and all exchanged and escaped  prisoners agree that, but for the food  parcels, they would starve.  Mr  J.-Campbell visited his parents   the care of Dr   Swift  this week and returned to Vancouver  on Thursday.  " A FARE \V B LL PARTY  The United States Government States  Frankly That Our Position is  Precarious.  The Financial Post has been urging Sir Robert Borden and his Minister, who know, to tell the country  all about the seriousness of the situation in order that the parliament and  the country may unite on the all-essential questions of preparation. On-  lv a fully enlightened country can be  depended upon to give the complete  measure of support that the new cabinet, which should be formed at once,  will need in grappling with the grim  problems ahead of us���������a cabinet  that must contain our ablest executives.  So far, the Government has followed the old policy of secrecy with  half warnings that have failed altogether to completely rouse the people to the necessity of unity, individual sacrifice and national action,  this policy has failed. It is time  that the Premier told the country the  grave truths that he knows, the facts  about the menace that confront us.  The great mass of Canadians do  not believe there is any danger on  the Atlantic or Pacific coasts. They  see no need for conscription or any  other form of readiness for the serious times ahead  We have been criticized for writing so frankly On the other hand  we have been encouraged with letters from some of the most important men in Canada The fact is that  readers of The Post, having the  heaviest interests at stake in the  country, are being, and will be, more  seriously affected by mismanagement  of our national affairs than any other  group of Canadians. It is our duty  to them to tell the nation of the dangers and to suggest the remedies.  Uncontrolled b, tradition and precedent, they do things.differently in  the States.    We  have just received  a copy of a St. Louis newspaper containing an    address    by    Hon.    Mr.  McAdoo, Minister of Finance in President Wilson's Cabinet,    which    confirms in nearly every particular what  we'have been saying.    St. Louis lias  been a very pro-German city, but Mr.  McAdoo spoke earnestly and fearlessly on a public platform and showed  why the United States had to    enter  the war, and told of the real dangers.  Even  St.   Louis' understands.  Mr. McAdoo said in part:  "German submarines have crossed  the Ocean.    Only last summer one of  them visited the harbor of Newport,  was received hospitably by our people because we were then    at   peace  with Germany, left within ja_J>hort  ''^"'''"TColallm^^  A party was given in the Masonic  hall on Friday evening fo Mr. and  Mrs. Boulter, who have left for Everett. A presentation of a suit case,  was presented to Mr. Boulter. Those  present spent the evening dancingm  present enjoyed cards and dancing  the wee small hours.  Strawberry ad Ice-cream social was  held at the home and grounds of Mr.  Boyd last Thursday afternoon and  evening; not many attended in the afternoon on account of the extreme  heat but a good crowd gathered in  the evening. The house was full-  It was a social evening for everybody.  Our garage is kept busy day and  night attending to the varied neods  of the many autoists who pass  through here.  RECEPTION TENDERED  TO RETURNED SOLDIER  Pte. McPhee Honored by His  Friends in Abbotsford.  Many  ABBOTSFORD, July, 19.���������On Saturday evening a banquet was given  in the Masonic Hall in honor of the  first soldier returned to Abbotsford  from active service in France, Pte.  Stewart McPhee. Seventy-five people sat down to a lovely repast, provided by the True Blue Lodge, . of  which Mrs. McPhee is an active member. After Rev. J. L. Campbell had  said a few opening; words, an address  was read from the Lodge, and the  young soldier was presented with  a  gold "signet Ring, engraved with his _  initials, as a token of    appreciation | inal Mercier. and the  KULTURE'S   NEWEST   CRIME  Restoration of    Slavery   in the 20th  Century.     Is This the Climax?  Under this title Mr. A. J. Bray.  .Doctor of Political and Diplomatic  Sciences of the University of Louyain  at present professor of McGlll University, has just published an interesting  book in seven chapters: Deportations  Belgian appeals and protests. Protests of Allied nations.' Protests -.of  Neutral Countries. The German 'replies. The German lies. Conclusion.  The deportation of the civil population of Belgium has aroused the  indignation of the whole ' civilized  world. All countries allied ajid  neutral, seventeen in number, not including the Vatican, have", protested  agaist these acts of barbarism contrary to the laws and , conventions  between nations. Prof. A. J.'. de  Bray has initiated an extensive petition in Canada, the text of which  appears in the book, protesting a-  gainst these Belgian deportations.  This petition contains more than  100,000 signitures from all parts 'including1 the heads of civil and religious institutions.  His book contains the official text  of almost all the protests namely:  Those of the Belgian Government, the  British Government, the City of Brussels, the Belgian members of Parliament, the Dutch Government, also many touching letters from Card-  replies    from  for the service he had    rendered    in" j Von Bissing, the appeal of    Belgian  ^r BI. Grace Roberts aoing the ������*������... ������- ������,������ JJ.J P-  Pte8'McPhee made a very suitable  man  Government, and  the manifes-  response, expressing his sincere  thanks to all. Then followed a very  happy social evening of songs from  Mr. Frank Wooler, Miss Grace Kennedy and Miss Grace Roberts, instrumental by Miss Marie Scotvold and  Mibs Helen McCallum, volin solo 'by  Miss Thelma Taylor, and several  speechs.  THIS IS NEWS���������PHONE IT  IF ANY ONE  Died,  Eloped.  Married,  Embezlled,  Left town.  Had a fire,  Had a baby,  Had a party,  Sold a farm,  Has been ill,  Got divorced,  Come to town,  Had an operation,  Committed murder,,  Has been arrested, ,  Has bought a home,  Had an auto, smash,  Is sued for breach of promise  THIS  IS NEWS���������Phone all this  The Abbotsford Post.  tations which took place in the principal American cities and Universities  are described. ,"      '  There appears also particulars of  the measures taken by the Americans  in 1863 concerning deportations; one  chapter taken by the bl sj.tfucrafw  chapter is devoted to the German  replies and another exposes all the  senselessness and lies which they contain. The conclusion is brief. The  author begs that the prayer of the  Belgian workers to neutrals for acts,  not svmpathy only, be heard and concludes with the lines of R. W. Johnson in the New Slavery:  Speak, and if the need shall be  Men of Freedom, Strike.  The bjoi. which contains ? cr'.cr-  ed engraving of "Life," "Slavery for  Belgians," is sold for 30c. in aid of  the Belgian Relief Fund.  All communications to be addressed to, the office of "Pro Eelgica", 32  Sussex Ave., Montreal.  to  For tourists' conveniences an English firm is compressing tea into  blocks that resemble plug tobacco.  t  o(  Natives of Peru vise a boat made  entirely out of reeds and straw, even  the sails consisting of straw matting. .. {������  TM ASi&OtS^bRft P6Sf, ABBOTSFORD, B. b.  THE ABMTSFtt^������ P&ST    '  Published  Eyer,y Jfrjtftfy  by The  l&������������t  Wubliatiiug  C'oiiipiui/  weekly J'ouraai dewotod to tke iatewtstB of A-M>oraUlord and district  Advertising  rates .made  k-irown   on   application ' '  Our   SlH1eUoi:eth���������Neither   for'  iior" ug;in''' the1 Goveiniueiit  J. A. 3SAT13B, -/ ���������   - Mtor and Proprietor  EC  FRIDAY, -JULY  20th' J f) 17.  ADVERTISING   PROVES  IMPORTANT ALLY   REDUCES  .    " COST, SAVS FIRESTONE MAN".  so    aviators  publicity "bul  early  Lloyd  once  force  Moral pressure in this war is a vital I'actoi  quently'i'ly over the contending armies dropping  lets" to give the real-facts to (he enemy soldiers.,  President Wilson's great war message (perhaps the ablest  and finest advertisement of America ever penned J was the latest  ammunition used to bombard the enemy on the. western front.  Those in high position at home   who   are   planning   war  moves, also recognize advertising as a vital ally in their work.  At the convention of the Associated Advertising Clubs    of  .   the world���������the first week in June at St. Louis���������J. Murray   Allison of London told in detail how Britain first refused and then  ���������welcomed the all-powerful aid of well -directed publicity.  Munitions were short on the Western front    in    the  ' months.    British generals were calling for men and guns.  George on his appointment as minister of   munitions   at  selected an advertising board which    before   the    office  moved into its quarters, began a campaign to raise a million men  who would mould war materials and explosives into efficient defense machines.  All Britain next day rang with the call for "mechanics. They  came in thousands from cycle shop, machine shops and factories  Another campaign raised a million women to replace the'meu in  their usual vocations. Jn six months munitions and volunteers  ���������raised through advertising���������were flowing into France and  have been ever since.  Here at home advertising is taking its place as one   of   the  great powers which will help win the war for democracy.  In Chicago, early in May, it was desired to secure' 150,000  Red Cross members. The committee was headed by an advertising man. Pie asked Washington headquarters for'$25,000 advertising appropriation and was refused. "All right," he said,  "I'll get some patriotic Chicago business houses to furnish the  advertising space.'' He did. lie got thirty-five full paces' paid  for by Chicago business men. They secured in all 335,o6ovmem-  bers, leading the country. The final figures show that the cost  per member was less in Chicago than in any other city in the  country where advertising was not used, thus demonstrating beyond any question once again that advertising reduces the cost  of distribution, the cost of selling, and should be used more than  it is. .  The great liberty loan was floated largely through the aid  of advertising.  When Secretary McAdoo put the scale of the bonds up to  the federal district banks, the headquarters of the Associated  Clubs wired representative advertising men in each district to  co-operate with the district banks. This they did with the result that the loan has been over subscribed  land from her continental ally  t'iciency stepped- on itself again.  German agents were to invite Egypt  to revolt against British rule.' The  Nile is not yet on fire.  German efficiency decreed that if.  was to he a    short    v/ar.     ' Military  chief's and economists    agreed    that,  with the food supplies already in storage and the material    to    be    drawn  from   conquered   territory  and   from  neutral sources, no German need suffer want until a victorious peace was  made.    But before the war was eighteen months old we heard that German women and children were being  starved to death by the British block  ade.    The1, present submarine    cam  pnign against belligierents and    neu  trals alike is officially represented as  a measure of reprisal called ������*���������):��������� th by  England's policy of starving Germany  The   military  chiefs  and   the  eco'no  mists seem to have failed in efficiency  "once more.  Ireland was to have been invited,  to revolt. India was to have been invited to revolt.All Islam was to have  joined against Great Britain. More  /allures   fortho  efficients.  .America was to have been alter  nately threatened and cajoled into becoming a German tool. This did not  quite succeed. At least, diplomatic  relations with Germany were���������tardily  enough���������severed.  Mexico and Japan were to be united and broug'ht into war against A-  merica. But the efficient intriguers  failed again.  Now England is to be starved by  tho new submarine campaign of rutli-  lessnoss. Various -periods have been  .sot for the consummation of this, object. If. is our opinion that Eng;-  land will not. be starved.  The outstanding feature with    regard to the boasted German efficiency  seems to us to be this:     That, after  planning a war for many years, and  descending to tho very depths of deviltry in its prosecution, the Germans  are going to be defeated in the long  run by the people whom they found  less ready and took by surprise. The  Germans  have  won  many    victories  and   have  performed   many   brilliant  military  feats.     But  we    sometimes  get a little tired of    hearing    them  spoken of as if they were bound.to be  successful in all  their undertakings  It seems worth while to    point    out,  now and then that they    are    really  not more efficient than their enemies .  after all, in spite of the owlish solem-!  nity with which they recite'their own!  claims to superiority.  at the time that the new regulations  ciinic into force the rupture between  the United ��������� States and Germany  should have occured and that the A-  merican Express Company which carried the parcels for Canadians,  should  have  been  affected.  What the committee cannot understand is, that people here and all  over Canada seem to lay the blame  upon the Canadian Rod Cross.  The Canadian Red Gross, like all  other Societies .sending1 parcels -to  prisoners, has to obey orders, and  the War office, the authority issuing these orders, has to consider the  question (that of wining the war) as  a' whole.    ,-���������.    ��������� '  Writing on the 18th of May, Mrs.  Rivers Bulkeley says: "You do understand now,do you not. that no  extra parcels are being sent, therefore  that money contributed by relatives  can only go towards their monthly  parcels and not as iextras? The  prisoners are of course informed to  whom" they arc indebted for flic parcels.  Writing on flic same date she says.  "Certainly, the Canadians have had  cause for complaint over the holdup of the American LOxprcss Company's parcels. I do not cnnr:idor  that flic Company was in any way to  blame, (.he delay was ciiused by cir-  circumstiiuccs over which tlioy had no  control, but many people seem quite  unable to realize that Europe is in  a state of war.  We are not sending an more parcels byr the American Express Company."  SOME WAR FACTS  The United States is the'llth nation to enter the fight against Germany.  it is the loth nation in the war.  America entered the figlht on the  last.day of the 1,5 4th week of (he war  All the oilier wars of the    United  States  have  been  declared  in  April  except the War of IS 12, which started in June.  This is the seventh war of the U-  nitcd States.  If is 19 years this, month since the  United States ' declared Avar upon  Spain.  ��������� , . ,       ���������      ���������  This is flic first war in which A-  merica an Fngland will fight on the  same side.  War followed 0 4 days after Germany's note breaking her pledges to  the United States.  Tho so-called eight "great powers"  are now all at war.  This will be America's first ' war  against a combination of countries.  Tin; United SfafoG has averaged'  oiio war every 2 0 2-7 years. .   '  jr.t Kv^'-t  .^rA'J^%i':.:':^  V^i'AteV^'i.';  ���������'������������������������������������.'-;���������'������������������-':> t&'L  /equal  K  ti  ?sie  Oman  fifs/  IP  iV3  BE A BOOSTER  uo yon know there's lots of people  Settin' round in every town,  Growlin' like a broody chicken  Knockin'"every good thing-down?  Don't  you   be  that   kind  of  grouch  Cause they ain't  ���������,     i^ause tney ain't no use on earth  In Detroit, business men contributed over thirty ful pages to You just be a booster rooster,  ���������,,, ������������������.... .^n , -,        ~,    . -I Pvr.iT   o~/I    V, i.    e ii    -    --  ?T)f1 T1PT*    VrtClOa Thn    On 1-1-1 /->     , r,     i-v..-. ~    -.-     r i i   The same is true in Cleveland;-Chicairand[    Crow and boost'ioran y'ou'r worth  newspaper space  many other cities. ,  Advertising, like America itself, is rousing itself from a bit  of legarthy and when fully in action will contribute immeasurably to the successful outcome of our great struggle.���������Editorial  in July "Firestone"  G RUM AX   '' RF FJCTE JVC V"  PROVED A GREAT I'AILUKR  Twenty     Reasons     AVhy     Teutonic  "Thoroughness"  Did   Not  Work  OUT.  One of the most scathing' arraignments of the Germans and their oo-  call.ed "efficiency" appeared recently  in the columns of the New York Sun  ���������in that terse but vigorous style  used by that publication. Here is  the way the author flayed the Teutons, anl showed.up their features in  a score of counts:  German   diplomacy  was  to   indues  Belgium to give the Teutonic forces  an undisputed passage into    France.  Belgium resisted, holding to her obli  gation, and the plan failed.  German statesmanship was to induce England to remain neutral. Another failure.  German military efficiency was to  carry the Kaiser's armies across  northern France in one dash, and the  fall of Paris was scheduled for the  ...autumn of 19 I 4. Another failure, cles  pite Germany's years of preparation,  and the fact that, she pounced upon  her intended victims with a surprise  attack.  Germany:was to bring Italy Into tho  war as an ally of tho Central Powers,  although, by the terms of the Triple  Alliance. Italy was bound to assist  Austria and Germany only in the  event of their being attacked. The  event that the Central Powers were  attacked. The plan failed and Italy  joined the entente powers.  The German armies wero scheduled to be in Calais on a certain date J  as revealed by German diaries picked  up on the battlefields, and Calais was  to be used as a base for the subjugation of England. German military  efficiency failed aglain.  German military efficiency was to  crush France in one swift campaign,,  and then the kaiser's forces were to  turn and put the Russians out of business before the French could recover from the first staggering blow.  Another failure for the Pan-Efficients  A fleet of Zeppelins was to make  England cry for mercy before she way  well prepared to go into the war on a  grand scale. The Zeppelins hastened English recruiting and had much  l.o do with making England realize  rb.e character oi' the struggle. A failure 'for. th.es up.er-efficients in a'military way and in the realm of psychology.  German   intrigue at  the    Russian  court was to have hampered Russian  military operations, finally resulting  in  a  separate  peace.    A  failure  for  the apostles of. efficiency-uber-alles.  The   pro-German   propaganda     in  America was to have influenced the  American people to depart from the  letter and spirit of neutrality to such  an extent as to refuse to    sell    war  munitions' to  the    entente    powers,  since Germany herself could  not get  any materials from that country ow  iiig to  her comparative  naval  weak  nest:.    The  propaganda  failed  to  do  this.  If'your town needs boostin', boost it  Don't hold back and wait to see  If some other fellow's willin'���������  Sail right in. this country's free.  No one's got a mortgage on it.  It's yours as much as his;  If your town is shy of boosters,  You get in the boostin' biz.  If things just don't seem to suit you,  And the world seems kinder wrong  What's the matter with a boostin'  Just to help the thing along.  'Cause if things should stop a goin'  We'd be in a sorry plight,  You just keep that horn a-bloin'���������  Boogt'er up with all your migflit.  If you know some fellow's failin's  Just: forget 'em, cause you know  That the same chap's got some good  points,  Them's the ones you want to show.  "Cast your loaves upon the waters.  They'll come back," a sayin' true,  Mebbe, too, they'll come back  "buttered"  When some feller boosts for you.  WEEKLY LETTER  . ^ "I have been asked what kind of advertisements  influence me most. Unquestionably, the ones I  read in our own local" paper. I re-ad that paper  when I am at home and thinking about household  affairs. When I am away, my mind is 'fully occupied with other things.  Perhaps I do see bill board and street car advertisements, but I certainly do not remember  them. The advertisements that .attract me most  in the home paper are the ones that give real  news, such as.prices, styles and particulars of  quality."  It pays to advertise intelligently in the home  paper.  ABBOTSFORD  DISTRICT BOARD OF  TRADE  President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Manday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled' shipping facilities and eheap power  |l(  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of |j  w. the district, aad industries already established, jh  The policy of ('rightfulness was to  intimidate enemies'and neutrals alike  It only made the enemies fight the  harlor and alienated the neutrals.  Another failure in efficiency for the  I'an-frighffuls.  German commercial submarines,  in spite of Britain's actual blockade,  wfM'e to .establish regular trade'schedules and take into Germany much-]  'iiooded supplies, such as rubber, copper etc.    Another  failure.  German efficiency advertised in  the neutral press pretty extensively  that it was going through Verdun  like a hot knife through a pound of  lard. The Crown Prince in Wintering in the vicinity of Verdun again  this year.  German submarines wore to interrupt the flow of men and supplies  from Dover to Calais and cut off Eng-  j  During the month of May, new regulations for the sending of Prisoners parcels were Issued to the Canadian Red Cross and these have just  been received by the P. of W. Committee.  Three ten shilling parcels are being sent every fortnight to every Canadian prisoner of War. This under  the new regulations is the maximum  amount that can be sent, and includes  the contributions'from relations.  The Red Cross Society also sends  13 lbs. of bread and 1-2 lb. of tobac  co or 200 cigarettes every fortnight  "The  present  regulations     forbid  private  people sending  to  prisoners  of war any parcels containing Food,  Clothing, Tobacco,    Cigarettes,   anything that might conceal secret writing���������neither may the Red Cross accept any parcels to go forward to Germany."  These regulations apply    to    the  sending of parcels to all prisoners of j  War in Germany  (officers excepted) '  of whatever nationality and  have to  bo observed by all Prisoners of War  Help Societies.  It has been unfortunate that just  ������aiiaaqfoiwiw������*BihnH^iiiwmw&������>ifi������Maair������--^^  See me now about that Insurance  O 9  r-������  ��������� j   JL���������t L V/ ���������  I have a large and^splendid "supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale af������low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  V  i  Jffi  V ok  ite  ,;  in  i I'  ' >/  ll- .  ���������  a-  ��������� ��������� 1  r-  le  ���������   j!  ir  d  1,  I,,   J! IS  t- ���������  'l  J-  f   1  e  I iJ  n  -'   &  ���������TftE ABBOfSfdftti POST, ABBOTfiPOftD. B. ft  ^^^^^^^^^M^^mm^^Mm^^mm^mM^simm  ABBOTSFORD  strict  ^j i i\iv i  Abbotsford and District  ter sons to fight  one  id  e freedom an  mpire an  sendim  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. P. 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)  L. Trethewey, (Gassed)  Wm. Morgan (Invalided)  S. McPhee (Wounded)  D. Campbell,  (Wounded)  Albert Davenport (Wound'd)  P. Brown, invalided.  A. G. Adams.  E. Anderton. **  J. Aitken.  Stanley Attwood  H. Arnold.  P. Beale.  Steve Beebe  G. Bayee.           i  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. Copeland.  . ���������������������  T. Davis.  T. Donnelly.  J. Downie.  A. C. Dudden.  Paul Dutase  Andy Ellwood.  Wm. Evans  Norman Evans  Geo. Fadden  A. A. Fermodr.  A. A. Fermor  S. Finch.    . ���������  -  A. F. Flummerfelt  J. Fraser,   v  .  Ernest Gazley.  Clarence Gazley.  D. Geddes.  E. B. de la Giroday  Robert Gillen  G. N. Gillett.  H. Gordon.  G. Gough, ;"."  H. Green  H.  Grimley.  J. Hands.  G. E. Hayes.        ,"',  A. Healey.  A. Hicks.  O. Hicks.  Robt. Higginson  Matt Higginson.  A. Hill-Tout.  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  R. Hughes.  T. M. Hutton  C. Hulton-Harrop.  V. Hulton-Harrop.  K. Huggard.  1IV Johnston.  J. Kirkbride.  S. Knott.  Fred Knox.  Henry'Knox.  W. Laird.  Geo. E. Leary  ..>..,.  Roy Mains  T. Mawson.  Frank McCallum  J. Mt^Cormack.  Kenneth McGilivray  Stewart McGillivray  H. McKinnon  Wm. Mclntyre  P. D. McLagan  Matt Nelson.  Jack Parton  Peter Pearson.  A. Pegram.  T. Perks.  R. Peters.  Major B. Pottinger  S. Ramsay  John Rhodes  M. Rhodes.  Geo. Sharp.  Robt. Sim.  H. Skipworth.  J. L. Sansom  John Sinclair.  R. Smart.  T. Smeeton.  B. W. Suthern.  A. Teng.  W. W. Thaw  L. Trethewey.  T. Usher.  Walker Wallace  Gordon Walters  Harold Walters  Thos. Walters  J. Welch.  A. Williams.  J. 0; Williams.  Percy Wilson.  Frank Wooler  Manllus Zeigler  at are we, who are left behind, going to contribute  anadian Jratriotie  ���������      ���������  towards  to equal the sacrifice of those who  verseas Service.  ive a mon  as our share,  or en-  suoscriDtion. THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFOUD, B. C.  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1917  ���������szssaxwjer immi'iiMMW  3SCSS  sesssssssaaea  OESSZC  , o miipmik ituu m?$ar*W. * nntx������;  isr:  he:  Do you always use your telephone? Travelling,  even a short distance, takes time. Your telephone saves  minutes and saves energy. It matters not whether the  party you want is a mile or one.hundred miles away, the  telephone takes you in a moment.  Don't travel miles to do business, speak for a few minutes by telephone.        Use the telephone instead of writing;   written communications lack th<j directness of con-  . versation.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  war a little more definitely as January 27, 1018. Here is the way Mr.  Fish works it out:  Most people are more or less familiar with bible prophecies, many of  which scorn to be coming] true at this  time.     Tn Revelations we find:  Revelation xiii. 4: "And . thoy  worshipped the Beast, saying: 'Who  is like unto the Beast?' Who is able  (o make war- with him?' '.'  Revelation viii. 5: "And power  was given unto him - to. make war  forty and two months." ���������  Revelation xiii. J 2: "Here'is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the nurabor of the Beast.'  for it is the number of a man; and  his.number is six hundred and three  score and six."  Now the number  gardeil   as   that  of  Nero, who is said  earth at intervals.  One student of Biblical prophecies  has said that "six hundred three  score and six years is not the age of  a man, but that six hundred three  score and six months aro," equal to  five, and a half years.  lOmporor .William was born in January  27,   1S59      1.���������28���������1850  His ago in    July 10.M   6��������� 0���������   .i5ii-  Begining of tho war 7���������2 7���������.19.1-i  ��������� And "Power was given him to continue forty and two months."  If this refers to the present war, it  indicates that the war will end January 27 19 1.8 (Kaisers birthday) and  forty-two months from beginning of  the war.  (JGO has been re-  the reincarnated  to    reappear    on  ,iKOK<;L<vr-Mio-NOrr  rwiwiiiiuwn  We can also supply you with Vegetables  The kind that brings joy to your heart  WHEN  It is no wonder, perhaps, that a  war whose horrors and heroism have  run the gamut of all the human o-  motions, awakened slumbering passions, and aroused the brute instinct in men, should have revived  superstition and prophecy along with  other primeval propensities and medieval practices. Long forgotten  ghosts are reported by the credulous  as having returned to their old haunt  in the halls and towers of ancient  English homes, and those who, before  the war, would have laughed at these  mystic manifestations are now loading sympathetic ears to visions of  seers and giving willing credence to  weird tales of the supernatural. And  there are some who fancy they find  coincidence in the deft manipulation  of dates and figures, as is noted in  tho following from the Pittsburg  (lazette.  President  Wilson,  born  "1856  Took  office .....1 913  has been in   office , ...       'I ys  has lived ���������....:.<: -      61 >'rs  3S3-1  LOmperor of Japan, born  1879  ascended  throne  ....1912  lias   reigned        5 yrs  has  lived   ."'.       38 yrs  , ;*  383-1  King of Servia, born  1844  ascended throne  19 03.  has  has  reigned  lived    ...  14  73  yrs  yrs  3S34  .L8C5  \ing of Montenegro, born  ..ascended, throne  1910  Ins reigned        7 yrs  has   lived   .      76 yrs  King of Ron mania,  .'.x.i--   office'    'uu.,   joigned      has lived    3834  born  I860   ...1914         3 yrs       52 yrs  3834  King of England,   born  1805  ascended throne  1910  has   reigned           7 J'1"3  has  lived  .........      52  J'rs  President of France,  took   office      has been in office  has   lived      born  3834  ....1858  .....1913  4 yrs  ....     59 yrs  38 34  .1869  King of Italy, born   ascended throne  f 190j)  has   reigned       17 >'rs  has   lived       43 ys  3834  King- of Belgium,   born 1875  ascended throne  1909  has   reigned        8  ITS  3834 ,  It might seem that the equal sum  /thus yielded, by adding the principal  statistics about the presidents and  inonarchs engaged in the war against  the Central Powers, was startling and  significant enough But the wonder  is heightened when we are told that  this sum must be divided because two  hemispheres are-represented by these  rulers, and that one half of 3834 is  1.917!  The prediction based upon these  figures may be anticipated. It is  that the war will come to an end during the present year.  A. J. E. Fish, in the Los Angeles  "Times Magazine," very cleverly  juggles with the date of the Kaiser's  birth, and by combining it with some  Scriptural prophecies which he  thinks are applicable to the case of  the emperor���������and ho undoubtedly  will find many of his view���������he  rives at the date of the   end   of  ft is the good thought of the organizers of the Belgian Day, which  will be held July 21st, which has sur-  named it THE FOR-GET-ME-NOT  DAY. It is the dainty little blue  flower which will be distributed by  the young ladies who have graciously  offered their services for the National Celebration of Belgium, to the generous people who will encourage the  work by giving, as much as they will  be able when solicited. The sympathies I'ov Belgium arn getting n.o'i  profound as the suffering*; of her inhabitants increase under . German  domination, with the thought and  patience which give the certitude of  the victory.  So, evervone, no doubt, will be  seen wearing a FOR-GET-ME-NOT  on that day  If the population holds good, as  we say, up to the present they have  admirably kept but their is a limit  to human indurance. For this in-  dispensible endurance to continue,  Belgium must be' helped. Here we  have suffered from the rear no  doubt.w hat are our sufferings to  compare to those who have suffered  through cold and hunger, who have  seen their country invaded by modern  barbarians worse than those of the  past, who have seen their homes  burnt, their fields ruined, their relations and friends massacred! And  today, the deportation are enslaving  Belgians who are asking the civilized world, their hands tied with  chains, the help for their women and  children to whom they took the living means. No one can be unalarm-  ed"at the sight of those little innocents who are slowly perishing by all  the privations, and that under the  eyes of their mothers who have made  the sacrifice necessary to save them.  The sufferings of the Belgian people are well known! Everyone knows  that they are not merited, it is for  tho respect of their signature! This  is sufficient to obtain the sympathies  of the whole world! The Canadians  will once more show their generosity  on the BELGIAN DAY. The Belgian Works will largely benefit from  gifts on this occassion  From now subscription lists are  opened in the first page of "Pro Bel-  gica" to the profit of the Belgian Day  (sec page 8.) Subscribers can choose  I he works to which they wish to g!ive.  The 16 page illustrated souvenir paper which will be published on July  21st will be sent to subscribers. The  contents and text of illustration will  be published in this issue of the paper. ���������  Send your donations, as small as  thev may be, to the ADMINISTRATION of "PRO BELGICA," 32 SUSSEX AVENUE, MONTREAL.  The opening of these subscription  lists enables all the persons who desire to contribute to diminsh the  innumerable sufferings of Belgium.  Think of it and do our share.  Copy of Pro Belgica sent free on  request.  the  HATZTO INSTITUTE  The members of the Hatzic W. I.  wish to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to Mr and Mrs.  Shook and the Lady Pickers on Mr.  Snook's Ranch. Hatzic Island for the  very handsome donation of $31 towards their Red Cross work. The  proceeds of the entertainment on  Friday last. ,  <   That a  patent has been    granted  for a cap that also is a bag for carrying a woman's bathing suit, the strap  ar-  that passes under the wearers    chin  serving as a handle?  Canadians Should l.to Told  (Continued   From  Page One)  time and sank merchantmen off the  New Fng'land,coast.' .The flying machine has not yet crossed the Atlantic  simply because military necessity has  not required it. .But if "Germany  succeeds in crushing the Allies in 10u-.  rope you will sec flying machines  crossing the Atlantic. The wireless  telegraph has increased the flexibility  and lormidableness of ocean warfare  and is, of itself, an additional peril'to  unarmed nations.  "We have always been an'unarmed  nation, because wo felt that we were  secure.Our love of democracy has  been' so great that Ave did not want  to fake even a chance of militarism.  Wo can no longer delude ourselves.  Do you know what would happen if  Germany should be victorious, as she  would be if she could bring Franco  England to their knees? Sho would  take the entre British and French  fleets, release her own great fleet,  which has been tied up in the Baltic  during the war, and combining these  with the most destructible submarine  on earth���������because sho has 'if-���������alio  would come hero and put tho iron  heel of conqueror upon our shores.  We should have to fall back f.o tho interior, and there is no tolling* . how  long if would fake lo r::cpol the enemy  if,wo ever did.  If  we couldn't, do  if  promptly,  do  you  know  what would  happen  to   A-  nierica?     We   should   hav..<   to   make  the most humiliating furms thai, any  great nation over mado to got peace. |  We should have to pay an indemnify j  (.hat.   would   represent   probably   Imlfj  the wealth of America which is $250,-,  000,000,000,  and  you     would     have1  taxation up to your shoulders to moot  that indemnify for a, century to conn.-.  "I am not frying to alarm you.     It'  is not my purpose to exaggerate.     1 .  would     not     misrepresent.     1     onlyi  want to make you realize, if you  do j  not "already realize,  that you  are in j  the midst of one of the greatest wars]  of all time.    Because you are not actually .contagious to  it in a phisical,  sense as the nations of Europe    are,  do not think that you arc    not    concerned and that your future security  and safety are not immediately invol-  ed.    This is    something    you    must  realize if you would know what to,do  in the present situation."  In speaking of the financial side of  tlie war problem, Mr. McAdoo came  out vigorously for prompt taxation  measures.  "The worst mistake made by the  Federal Government at the outbreak  of the Civil War was its failure to impose taxation vigorously and suffici-  ently.This led to a train of evils, hurt-  full to the credit of the Government,  and resulted in unnecessary sacrifices  of human life and treasure. The  Northern people were not only billing but eager to bear large burdens  of taxation in order to strengthen the  Government's credit and to provide  it with necessary funds for the conduct of the war.    Let us not repeat  ���������that mistake.     Let us profit by that  experience,"  Geologists have discovered large  quantities of underground water in  Egypt and plans are under way for  boring  wells  for use in dry seasons.  To prevent their ashes falling an  'Inventor has patented' a tubular receptacle that slides along a pin to be  thrust info cigars.  That if your-iron becomes ,ove.r  h oaf id it will never again retain the  .heat so well? '  , That, a piece of waxed paper placed  over the meat or fowl in the oven will  prevent its burning?  If is estimated that the war has  cost Germany up to date $15,000,-  000,000.  A live monkey is the mascot of  .'ui'i-AUied aviator on the Western  Front.  OKUftOX Si PORTIjAND railroad  , CO  .GRANT LANDS  Title fo same revested in United  Stales by Act of Congress dated June  9, 19 16. Two million tliroo hundred thousand Acres fo be oponed  Tor homesteads and sale. Timber  and Agricultural lands. Containing  some of the best laud left in the  United States. Now , is the opportune time. Largo Map showing  Jaiuhi by sections and description of  soil climate rainfall, elevations, etc.  Post paid one dollar. Grant Lands  Locating Co. Box'610. Portland, Oroya n.  c>  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  I  1  H  s  It  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies ,  hone Connection. Mission City  gjgSSSlSSSIlliaiBBIOIlSISH^  LIVERY, AUTQ and,  wn iim������   i   i ���������      ��������� rr - - T~      -  FEED STABLES  D. EMERY, Proprietor.  TEAMING and  DRAYING  WOOD .and COAL For Sala  Orders  Promptly Filled  Auto  For  Hire.  Give us a call and you will  be used right every time.  ABBOTSFORD, B.  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