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FlUDAY, JUNE.   6, 1919 ,  ������������������Sgjfo>8  $1.00 per"Tear  WE   HAVE   A  PERSONALS  x  and FENDER WORK  OXY  AOiyiYLElNE  WELBLVG,   BATTERY- CHARGING  FRKE AIR, GASOLINE, TIRES, OILS, aud  Experienced Workmanship  CARS FOR HIRE  Farmers' l'lion���������������One short, one long, one short  DisfcaEce���������36.  j<> M-���������Residence Phone  GOVERNMENT HAS  A    RAID  J0J&&R  wv-  Much business was transacted  by the Matsqui municipal'cou-iry  cil at the regular monthly-meeM  ing of that body held on Moir-V  clay last. '' ��������� v;'*  ' Mrs. Kougen of Matsqui village waited on the council to  enquire if it was nceessary  to employ a surveyor in reference to location of a buildkig  in that town, which she had  recently purchased from the  council, The lady was informed that it was not necessary.  Roy Crist of the same town  asked the council to have certain improvements made to  roads. A delegation of the coun  cil will meet Mr. Crist and inspect the roads spoken of on  Thursday.  P. Conroy headed a deputation which asked for a raise of  pay for the men employed ot.  the municipal roads. The raise  was granted, effective on. Jane  3rd. The new rate is labor 40  cents an hour; man and team  80 cents an hour; man an single  horse G5 cents an hour.  Malcolm Morrison waited on  the council and complained of  t he condition of the Township  Line road near Jackman station. Councillor Keay will investigate the complaint.  A. H. Westcott waited on the  council and asked to have repairs made on the Haverman  road near Dennison. This was  left with Councillor Kaey,  Sullivan Brothers, of Glen  Valley attended the meeting.to  ask if it was the intention of  the council to pay for a strip of  their property it is proposed to  use in a road to be opened adjoining their property. They  were assured that any ground  the council used would be paid  for.  Tenders as follows were opened, for work on the hill on  Larmon road: M. McLean $960  and Wm. Bates $825. The con-  t ract-was awarded to Mr. Bates  Jos. Lehman waited on the  council and complained that the  Bradner Mill Company were  blocking the road at a point  near the Aberdeen road at Bradner. Councillor Keay will visit  the place and have the obstruction removed.  On behalf of the Farmers' In  stitute, Phillip Jackman wrote  asking the council for the use of  t he municipal hall and grounds  on July 1st, for the annual picnic of that insitution; also for  permission-tb^-eH *ce cream and  ;eandie,s in a?^������|ii and for the  '..usual 'munici^^y grant to the  picnic.*- All thrie requests were  granted amount of appropriation being the same as in former years $15.  The Provincial government  appears to employ a humorist  on their staff whose duty it is to  address mirth-provoking leters  lo municipal councils, the latest  joke being to ask these bodies  what they think of a proposition to pay 50 per cent of the  cost of maintaining trunk roads  said fifty per cent to be spent  under government supervision  and requesting the council to  give this their earnest consideration. As the governnienc has  always paid one hundred per  cent of the cost of maitraining  these roads, the council did not  think much of the proposal ami  they thought still less of the  suggestion that their money be  spent by the government. Also  the proposition was so one-sided it did not need or receive  very much consideration, but  the council admit they have  some one to thank for a good  laugh, which everyone was able  to enjoy.  LOOKS BAR FOR GROWERS  Victoria, June 3.���������The strawberry and tomato crop of southern Vancouver Island are threat  ���������ened- with disaster if the big  strike materializes and las is  longer than a week.  Reports from, Gordon Head  district are to the effect that  the strawberries will be moving  in large quantities by June 12,  and if there is a paralysis of the  transportation facilities it will  mean that shipments to the jam  factories in the east will be impossible. So long as it is possible to get the berries as far as  Vancouver, all will be well, for  there are plenty of storage facilities there to take care of  shipments until the strike is over. In Victoria, however, there  are facilities for freezing only  about forty tons.  The water is considerably low  er than it was this time last  year.  Mr. Wellington . Bukcr lias liis  mother and his bod, Frank home for  a i'ew clays. They arc both from Vancouver, Washington  Mrs. Ware wttS a visitor to Vancou-  ���������vcr last week'. '���������r:-  Miss Gallagher from Seattle, former  ly of Huntingdon., spent, last week end  ���������with the Hart family.  .Mr. George Hart, who stays at  Sponees Bridge.;' spent the weekend  at  home  in   Huntingdon.  Mr. J. J. McPhee has been' confined to hos Id eel for sometime with  sciatica.-      '  Mrs. Knox left on Monday for  Kenora where her husband has a  lucrative position. .    .  Mr. and Mrs. McGowan, M.r.s. Knox  'Mr. and Mrs. Barrett motored' to  Belliugham last- Wednesday.,'.  Mr. and Mrs.. Geo. Kerr are rejoicing over the arrival of a young  son;  The new agent", Mr. Bennett of the  B. C. E. R. has moved to Abbotsford  with his family-. ���������  The Ladies Aid society held their  ���������meetng at the home of Mrs. Walters on Wednesday afternoon. There  was a good attendance. A sfrawber-  rysocial was discussed  St. Nicholas new cemetery has recently had a great dead of work  done in the way'iof clearing it up.  Mrs. B. Hill and children visited  in Vancouver lsst week.  Mr. Colin Fraser motored to Vancouver  last  Saturday.  Mr. Joe Sanderson visited Abbots-  -font-last SundajV ������������������  Miss Dennison motored from Vancouver on Tuesday, the holiday,-with  Capt. and Mrs. Hornby.  Mrs. King and Irvine were in Vancouver on' Sunday returning on Monday.   l .; ��������� - '  The fancywork club met at Mrs. M.c  Masters' home on Tuesday.  Mr. Eby was a visitor to Vancou- |  ver on Monday. j  The Misses Steede spent a day in I  Mission City'with the Alanson's. t  The Longfellow family and Isabel- !  la McPhee took in the circus in Bell- j  Ingham   tins   week. !  Mr. Ralph Gilmore took -a trip to !  Vancouver on Tuesday. j  Mrs. Starr and Mrs. York were the ;  guests of Mrs. Thomas on Thursday.  .The Clayburn Sunday School held  their annual picnic at Mt. Lehman  on Tuesday. They went by the B. C.  E. R. and stayed all the glorious day  The May Day committee of Abbotsford wish to thank all those who so  generally helped to make 'the day  a success also for all contributions  received. The total amount of cash  'received was $3G2.00, the expenditures were 212.00 leaving a net gam  of $150.00 which has been forwarded to the True Blue'Orphanage at  'New Westminster.  The True Blue lodge ment on Monday evening and delegates were appointed to the Grand Lodge in New  Westminster at the end of June.  ��������� Those appointed are Mrs. J. J. McPhee, Mrs. Willia mRoberts, Mrs. Dan  Smith, J. S. Bates, Mrs. Waiters, M.  M.; Mrs. J. Vanetta, R. S., and Mrs.  M. McGillivray, the three latter attending by right of ollice.  The Woman's Auxiliary whist  drive held last Friday evenng was a  success. 15 tables of whst were played. It was supposed to be the last  one of the season, but still another is  anticipated. Miss Gloert, frencl of  Miss Annie Trethewey, received the  Ladies 1st prize, Mr. Ralph Gilmore  won the gentleman's 1st which was  a paring knife with a note attachpcl  "for the man who helps his wife",  no wit is up to Ralph. Mus McGil-,  livray received the consolation prize  APPROPRIATIONS FOR  MATSQUI ROADS  The following are the appropriations for the Matsqui.roads  "as" passed", at the last council  meeting:   v  Couu. Phinney's ward���������$100  for Wright Road; $100 for the  Clayburn-Straiton road; $100  for Clayburn road; $100 for the  Marshall road and $50 for the  King road.  Coun. Keay's ward���������$50 for  the "White hill; $100 for the  Bradner road; $300 for gravell  ing the Dennison marsh and the  Lehman roads. .  Coun. Melander's ward���������Barter road, $25; Sinclair , road.  $30;' Mt. Lehman road, $75; aud  t he Huntingdon road $75.  Coun. Aish's ward���������Glenmore  road, $100; Hallert road $150;  Harris road $400; Page ��������� road,  $500; Bell road, $500; Fore rd.  $500; and the Rutluff road $500.  Coun. Phinney was given permission to call for tenders for  grading a portion of the Clear-  brook road south'.  but it was a  sole anyone.  poor sour thiug to con-  Huntingdon  Mr. John Rhodes has lost no  time since his return from overseas to reorganize the Huntingdon Boy's. Club on the lines of  t he brigades and Boy Scouts.  Bikes, Camps and fishing trips  are bright spots on the program  A. Croke, a prisoner of war  in Germany since early in the  war, returned home this  week.  This is the Biggest  . ������������������...-s4. ���������  have had so  far  Remember the prices of most everything- is going up, especially  shoe leather  Sale c!osesTlsiirsday9 June 12  Special reduction  m Men's and Boys,  Hats  Grey and Flannelette Blankets for    $3-95  Prints, Light and Dark Patterns, Regular 40$    a    yard  For 22^and    30<C^  Sheeting at, per yard   85<^  Boys' Cotton School Stockings, Reg. 50.? a pair, 3 for $1  Specials on all White Footwear.  House Dresses,  Special at    $1.85  APRONS, CAPS, OVERALLS, etc, etc.  Corsets at  95()  Childrcns' Dresses and Rompers at 95# ul>  Baby's Bonnets for. $1.1.5  Envelope Chemise at $1.45  made with Belt Loops, strong and serviceable for $2.75  Cotton Sox,a pair at 25^  Boys'Suits at 10 per cent reduction.  Crockery and: Alumniumware at BIG REDCTIONS.  Special Fancy Cups and Saucers at .... ... .$1.50 f������r G  Saanich Clams 1's, 2 for .;. .. . ........  35fV  Clark's Boiled. Beef,  2  for   .... . . ................. 55d  Old Dutch Cleanser, 2 for . . ........ .:... .  -25^  .Dust Bane, Reg. 40? a can for .. .. .. . ..-.. 15*?  .Castile Toilet Soap,    7 for 25#  Canada Food Board Licence No. 8-19707  B.   O.  Phone,  4 Faraaers'  Phone   1007  Butterick Patterns for June \ PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  TEE -ABBOTSFORD 'POST  Published,Every Friday  J. A. BATES, Editor and Eroprietor.  FR1DAV, JUNE 6, 1919  The country is in the throes of what, is  termed a sympathetic strike which has spread  from the, great prairie city to,Toronto ami  from Winnipeg to the Coast, and the end does  not appear yet. Where it will end no one  knows, but it is a matter which concerns most  of ua���������if not now it may later snouid the  slriKe continue to spread from the large  centres to include all unions, it will tie up  the country at a time when it is u.' such vabt  importance that the business ox tne country  should be running along as smoothly as'.a  ' we'll balanced piece of machinery���������that is if  Canada is to prosper, and make the progress  that we all wish.  The' question has been often asked as to  what "collective bargaining"' really meuas. .It  is rather a difficult matter to decide just what  it realy means in this case at Winnipeg. But  the primary object of all unions to strengthen  the economc position of their members. .The  dominant motive of organization is the theory  that "the individual'laborer when bargaining  with the employer1 suffers a strategic disadvantage, owing to the lack of a' n.ierve fund  by the aid of which he cahjioid cut as other  sellers do for their price. The stock-in-trade of  the laborer will novkeep". He mu:;l sell it to  day or sillier ihe ioss d'i today's pw.iOii. 'To  tne employer it is a.^uestion or px-oiiis, to the.  laborer it js a question of life.' To offset this  disability on tne part of the wage-earner, the ,  unions endeavor .(1) to restrict the number of  competitors in the craft and (2) to control a-  icneresis of the workers so that ho whole a-  mount of labor force available in tne trade  . may be handled as a unit. The latter device  is usually denned as "collective baiagaining",  and is considered by authorities oh the matter  as the primary function of trade unionism.  The restriction of the number of competitors in the trade involves the important questions of apprenticeship an dthe regulation' of  the conditions of entrance to the trade. Where  machinery takes the place of working men it  considered in the interests of the laborer that  the operators of .these machines come under  ihe jurisdiction of the unions. We haw an  example cf this in the typographical imicm,  where the operators of imciypes-aiu pail :nore  and work snorter hours than'ihe hand-corn  positors. Other trades have a similar rule for *  the guidance of its union members. It is forbidden that a journeyman's fools be handled  by other than members of tho union. Rules  and regulations to this effect serve to hinder  the 'illegitimate man' who fails to comply with  the apprenticeship requirements from surreptitious,entering that craft. Building trades  plumbers, metal workers, etc., Laze rules pe  culiar to their craft.  The chief reliance of the unions for making  these rules effective is unity of action through  collective bargaining. lif the effective supply,  of workers of a given kind combine for the  .purpose of treating with employers collectively,, individual 'underbidding* for employment is  obviated. Moreover, the disadvantage of the  wage-ea'rn'er arising from the absolute necessity of selling his labor ,today under penalty  of the total ioss of today's "portion is partially if not completely oifset by the support  he receives from his fellow members and the  union funds.  Unified action through collective bargaining involves definite rules as to wages, :iours  and other conditions of employment. These  are embodied in the labor contract or trade  agreement' either written or impr.od, existing  between the union on the one hand ami employers on the other. Strict adherence thereto is demanded of both parties.  Systems of collective bargaining iu Ore it  Britain have been adopted which are either  national in their scope or cover ���������������������������. very considerable portion of the trade. Tne Iron  Moulders' Union, for example, hy means of  occasional conferences with representatives  of employers' associations, negotiates two  general agreements; one with the Stove  Kounders' Defence Association, <:, iveniig the  stove-moulding branch of the in. I ', the oil j or  with theNational Founder*' AssuL'.aj.iou, covering the general foundry and jobbing branch.  Other similar agreements exist.  Collective bargaining frequently implies the  principle of the 'closed' or 'union shop'. A  A trade union can exercise 'little influence  over the conditions of labor if there is in the  craft, working side by side v/.i-.V its' own  members, a largs body of unor,y ai/.ed msn,  who do not join in collective ba^aining.  Collective bargaining would prooably mean  almost anything that would tend to advance  the interests of the union. In the present  case  in Winnipeg the Metal Trades unions  demand recognition of the council of the:r  unions, the Metal Trade Council, which is  composed, of the different crafts, engaged, in  the metal' trade. Each craft is already recognized by the employers, but not, the council,  representative of those crafts.  II OWE-WAS A SMOOTH .POLITICIAN  ��������� ���������  By request we have been, asked to,publish  the following, spcoch of the    Hon.    Joseph  Howe, of Nova Scotia, newspaper man, M..P.  ���������" and premier of that'province in 1863. He said:  After much reflection upon the subject, I  ��������� have not been able to bring my mind to as-  ' sume the responsibility of voting for this bill.  I'would .gladly have.done so, because a very  large and kindly respectable body of my constituents were in favour of it. I had not expressed my sentiments last, winter, because,  during last session, I had occupied much time  with other t opics, and because this had been  debated at great length and with marked-abil-  ��������� ity by gentlemen on both sides. I would glad-,  ly now refrain, but during the eighteen years  1 have sat in this assembly I have never  shrunk from an expression of my opinions  upon any public question. It is due to the  country at large, to. my constituents, to the  men who sit around me, that- 1 should, even  at the risk of offending those whom .1 respect  give-my reasons with my vofe. ��������� I fully admit  'the truthfulness of the. harrowing pictures  of .physical suffering and moral degradation  drawn by the learned ancl honourable member  for Annapolis. T ndmit in all their extent  the evils.of intemperance. 1 .admire ��������� !io self  devotion and earnestness with which largo  bodies of men. have endeavered to eradicate  those evils, I approve of the efforts made by  the temperance societies aud ..wish them success, so'long as thay seek to'reform by persuasion, by argument and by example. When  they attempt'.impossibilities, when (hey sei:  to. coerce the. people into temperance, I conscientiously believe- that they will fail;  I bo-  .lieve that all the good they have done will be  perilled by a resort to harshness and "oercion.  The evils flowing from the excessive use of'  wine I greatly' deplore, as I do. the evils from  over-indulgence of any other passion or propensity. But who can argue from excess of  any kind that the rational enjoyment of God's  gifts is therefore sinful? Who will venture  t o argue that 'because mischief is done by  many of God'.s gifts, they should on that account, be circumscribed or prohibited by hu-  . man laws?. The atmosphere that fans the  cheek of beauty, that invigorates the frame,  that flutters the leaf upon the tree, that dimples the surface, of the lake, that' gives var-  iey and majesty to the ocean, when accumulated in masses lay lies itself into the tempest  ancl strews the shore with wrecks of human  life and property. The learned member standing amidst the wrecks of nayies and the whitening bones of human victims    might    elo-  'quentiy describe the scene; but would he, if  he could, attempt to restrain the eccentricities  of nature, or to forbid to man, by human laws,  the benefit s of navigation? How beautiful  is water! (The temperance man's own element) Yet how dangerous. The rain which  .fertilizes the fields, sweeps away with its excess, bridges, mills and human habitations.  If not drained orf, it sours the land and breeds .  pestilence in cities. The fire that warms our  hearts, that clears our-woodlands, that smelts  our metals, that drives our steamers and locomotives, is not less dangerous. Would he  deny to ��������� man the use of these elements because the casualties by fire and flood are most  disastrous? Would he forbid their use, because people are burned in cities, drowned in  the rivers, because a boiler bursts at sea, or1  ai? engine sometimes runs off the track, or  kills-hundreds by the violence of a collision?  Woman is God's best gift to man. The fascination which she spreads around hei---how  difficult to resist; the passions she inspires���������  how intimately interwoven with all that a-  rouses  to  exertion  and  rewaras us. lor our  toils! Yet, when even love is indulged in to  excess, when reason is overpowered, when  passion hurries on to folly���������how numerous  the victims, how blasting the effects! Yet  who would, reasoning from the perils of indulgence and the dangers of society, deny to  man (he companionship which alone makes  existence to'erabi' ? The learned member for  Annapolis mighi '-raw from the sinks of vice  or even from the agony of a single victim,  some harrowing' pictures; but would he, on  that account, imitate the Turks and lock up all  the women? The victims of indulgence in  opium I have never seen, but even spiritous  liquors do not produce the extent of physical  suffering and moral dislocation that result  from the abuse -< this drug. But would the  learned membe: neiiy to society the use of  that which allays the delirium of fever���������-which  soothes the infant upon the mother's bosom  ancl saves more lives than it ever destroys?  ( Continued on Page Throe)  There's an  obligation  that goes  with, party-line  telephone  service ran  obligation shared by all persons on the  line,  an  obligation which each owes to the others.  Inordinarily long conversations frequently cause annoyance  and even grave^distress. , Some other person on the line may  be trying to call a doctor or make some similarly urgent call.  Perhaps, too,  there's a  most important message,  incoming,  i'or  someone on  the  line perhaps even  for  the   person   who  is  "holding things up."  Think it over! The obligation is one that will appeal to,  all who give consideration to it. .  ���������  BRITISH'COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  Bur rough's Adding  .aenmes  -102 render Street  VANCOUVER, - 12 ���������<-'���������  Easy Terms      Free Trials  The Maple Ridge high school  boys scored a decided   victory  over the Mission    City   high  school beys at the public school  grounds Hammond on Saturday  GIVE "S7RUP OF FIGS"  TO CGI73TIPAT3D CHILD  3s!Icious "Fruit Laxative" can't harm  tender little Stomach, Liver;  ami Bowels.  LDASHWOOD-JONES  BARRISTER,  and   SOLICITOR  ili)9 Rogers IJidjf. Vancouver  Counsel, J. Milton Price.  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  Phone Connection. Mission City  Look at tne tongue, mother! Ii  coated, .your little one's stomach, liver  and bowels need cleansing at once.  When peevish, cross,' listless, doesn't  sleep/ eat or act naturally, or is feverish, stomach sour, breath bad; has soro  throat, diarrhoea, full of ooli, give a  tcfv;poonful 'of "California. Syrup of  F%V and in a few hours all the fcui,  m ;.:uiy;a.i.ed wast*, undigested food and  '.-{. ir bilo gently moves out of its little  bt/.rels without griping, and you have a  \v.:ll, playful child again. Ask your  (ijuggisfc for a bottle of "California.  Syrup of Figs," which contains full  gfreotions for babies, children of all ages  and for grown-irps.  Dr.G.A.PoIlard  Dentist  43(J HASTINGS Street, W.  (Over C.P.ft.  Tick.  & Tel.  OHIcch)  VANCOUVER '--' - 15.0.  It is always well to write or phone  for  uppoiiitmcnta  aBgeaaama  The schools had a holiday on  Tuesday in honor of the King's  birthday.  rajpjjs  m vt  Wi  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THHEE '  HUSSION  CITY,  B.C.  Famous Victoria Phoenix  ~        Beer on Ice  The beer that made Milwaukee jealous  Full line of soft drinks, cigarettes, etc.   J  whose eommon beverage was  wine.' Let his eye range through  the noble gallaries   where   the  IIOWU U'AS'A SMOOTH I'OLmOIAX  (Continued from Page Two)  Take gunpowder, which blasts our rocks,  loosens our plaster, defends our country, kills  our game. ��������� Mark the mischiefs and miseries  it produces when its mysterious power is a-  bused. But who would argue that, because  boys blow themselves up and tryrants use gunpowder for unworthy purposes, its use should  be forbidden? Would the learned, gentlemen  even with the battlefields of Balaclava or In-  kerman before him, attempt to restrain by  human laws, the manufacture and sale of  gunpowder? Who denies that law is the safeguard of our lives and property; that courts  are indispensable institutions; that lawyers  are the fearless advocates, of the innocent and ���������  oppressed? But has not even law been abused? How many pettifoggers defile.the courts  ensnare the ignorant, waste men's estates and  embitter their lives? Walter Scott's Peebles  and Planestanes, and Dickens' pictures of the  Court of Chancery are familiar to- us ��������� all.  These are but sketches illustrative, of the  evils inseparable from the' dispensation of  equity and law by the most perfect tribunals  of civilized countries. How are these evils  to be mitigated or removed? I would say by-  discussion, by exposure, by example, by hon?st  and successful attempts to separate the securities and legitimate practice of law from, its  abuse. The learned advocate of. this bill, to ;  be consistent, should close the''courts," imprison the lawyers, ancl forbid the manufacture of  law or its importation from, foreign countries.  Women,.from her first appearance- on, the  scene of life, has brought sorrow and suffering  with her. In her train came rivalries and  jealousies, and war and strife. Let the learn-,  ed member go into his own countrysw'here the  pretty faces peeping through the appleblos-  soms are lovely to behold. Even there, are  there no broken hearts, no pale faces, no  blighted lives, no dangerous reputations? No  girls  with Burns'  pretty excuse upon their  lips: .  "A dear-loved lad, convenience snug;  A treacherous inclination?"  No youths pleading, in the intonation of passionate repentance, that even���������  "The light that led astray  Was light from' Heaven?"  Yet would the learned gentleman, in view  of all these evils, point to the pretty girls ami  say. "Touch not, taste not, handle not?"  Would he, for fear of mischief, coop them  up like cows in a Belgian barn?  The world has come down to the present  period from the most remote antiquity with  the wine-cup in its hand. David, the man after God's own heart, drank wine. Solomon,  the wisest of monarchs and of human beings,  drank wine. Our Saviour not only drank it  but commanded Christians to drink it "in remembrance of Him". In strong contrast with  our Divine Redeemer's life and practice, we  hear of the Scribes and Pharisees who drank  it not���������who reviled our Saviour as a wine-  bibber, and the companion of publicans and  sinners, who would have voted for the Maine  Liquor Law as unanimously as  they cried  "Crucify Him!"  Such people have lived in all ages of the  world. The desire of human beings to dictate  to each other what they should eat and drink  and wear has been evinced in different countries at different periods. The zealots in the  State of Maine are mere plagarists after ,all.  Sumptuary laws, tried in many countries and  at different periods of the world's history, are  now universally condemned by the good sense  of mankind. Laws restraining drunkenness  in the clergy: and Constantine, King of Scotland (who was a sort of Neal Dow in his day)  punished it with death,  "His laws passed a-,  way as this law will pass, and a good deal of  whiskey has been drunk in Scotland    ince.  In England, in 995, an- effort was made    lo  restrain drinking by .law, but it failed. Taverns  were only introduced in the thirteenth .century.    In the reign of Edward III. there were  only three allowed.in all London;, now there  are thousands.     Edward IV. tried to restrain  them;   forty wrere then allowed in London.  e ight in York,, and but four in Oxford. They  were not licensed till 1752.    The history    of  wine is curious; its invention is attrUnited to  Noah, who ertainly had seen enough of the  evils of water.    The Chinese made wine from  rice 2,000 years before the birth of Christ:  and although it must be allowed that they have  tea enough, they make and drink, it yet. Wine  was little known in England till the Roman  conquest.   We are * told., that it impairs our  strength; yet the people who drank it conquered' those who did not.    It was only sold  by the apothecaries' (as is now proposed a-  gain)  in the thirteenth century.      In    1427,  Henry VI., a sensible king, tried to restrain  its adulteration, and we. read "that 150 butts 1  and pipes were condemned and emptied into ���������  the gutters of London, for being adulterated."  The  Stoics denied themselves  the  use  of  wine, but their sect soondied out.    The puritans tried the experiment of coercing the people into temperance and virtue, but they sig-  ganlly failed.-   I invite the    honorable    and  learned member from Annapolis tp review this  period of English history.    I refer to the time  his followers    dispersed;    when    Cromwell  reigned at Whitehall; when his major-generals held military command of all the countries  'when the maypoles were   struck   down,   the  theatres closed, the taverns shut up;    when  mirth was restrained, and temperance enforc-  . ed by the sword.    Now what was the effect of  all this?   No sooner wras the Protector in his  coffin than the people of England, by a com-,  mon impulse had these restraints3456 now of  mon impulse, threw off a system which they  regarded .as oppressive.   So distasteful   had  these restraintts become that the people re ���������  stored, the Stuarts, forgot their civil wars aud  sacrifices, and re-opene dheir theatres  and  taverns;  and so disgusted were    they    with  Puritan domination that liberty was forgotten  in the general joy which the restoration    of  personal freedom occasioned.     The wine-cup  went round, and fro mthat day  to  this no  attempt has been made to re-establish Cromwell's system.    Now, I fear that the friends  of temperance are about to sacrifice all tho  good they have done, as the Puritans sacrificed all the reforms that they had established  by carrying restraints too far.    This law may  be partially enforced for two or three years',  but it will coerce people into resistance and  occasion a revulsion of feeling to be follower/  by universal license. _J  So far as my reading extends, I may assert  that every king, every statesman, every writer, every warrior who has illustrated the page  of history, drank wine.   The apostles whoae  flights of inspiration still astonish us, we have  every reason to believe drank it.    Cicero and  Demostenes and all the orators of antiquity  ancl of modern times, Indulged in the juice of  the grape.    Who can say how much of the  energy which gave them such power of language was drawn from its inspiration?'   Have  these men been eclipsed by the Dows and the  Kellogs of the platform?   What orators has  the State of Maine sent forth comparable with,  the Pitts, Burkes, Grattans, Foxes ancl Sherid-  ans of the British Islands,-every one of whom  drank   wine?   Let   the   learned   gentleman  glance at the noble structures���������the architectural wonders that embellish Europe.   Who  reared them? Men of gigantic   intellects  sculptors .have left their statutes, where Ihe painters have  hung in ri.-h profusion the noblest works ot ai t. Wine, we are  told, clouds the faculties and  deadens Ihe- imagination. Yet  it was drunk by thb:vo .bene  factors of liieir race; and wc  cannot, with their masterpieces  before us. believe the assertion  till their works have been eclipsed by artist trained up under  this rigorous,legislation. Has  Maine turned out yet a statue  t hat anybody would' look at.  a picture that anybody would  buy? Look at the deliverers of  mankind, the heroic defenders  of nations. Was, Washington a  member of the temperance society? Did' not Wallace drink  the red wine through the helmet barred? Who will'undertake to say that Bruce, on the  morning on which he won the  battle o(f Bannockburn; that  Tell, on the clay on which he  head, had not fiff schrdluup  shot the apple off ' his son's  head, had nt tasted a <rlass of  whiskey, or a stoop of wine?  If, then, Sir, all that is valuable in the past���������if heroism  and architecture, and oratory,  sculpture and painting���������if all  that has bulwarked freedom  and embellished life���������has come  down to us with the juice of the  grape: If no age or nation has  been long without it, I think it  behoves the advocates of this  bill to show us some country  where their system has been  tried, some race ..of men who  drank nothing but cold water.  My honorable colleague and  friend from Cumberland, wiioye  sincerity in this cause I entirely  respect, quoted to us last winter  the passage from Scripture: "If  e ating meat causes my brother  to offend, then will I eat no  more." But would my honorable friend shut up all the butcher shops ancl forbid by lav,'  the sale of meat, for fear some-  bodybody would.eat too much?  Again, he told us, "We have  tried moral suasion, and have  failed." If so, wdio is to blame?  I resist this bill because it is a  violation of the voluntary principle, because it is defended by  the old agreements by which  fanatcis ancl persecutors in all  K  ages have sought to propagate  religious opinions. Hoping to  save men's souls (more precious  than their bodies). 'Catholics  have burnt Protestants, and  Protestants, Catholics. ' The  right of one human being to coerce-others into belief, as it is  now sought to coerce them into '  temperance, has been, tried a  thousand times and has failed ---  as this attempt will fail.  DEMANDS OF T 11 IS  VA5C0UVEK ST.K1KERS  At 11 a.m. on June 3rd the  big strike was declared in Vancouver and many workers in  various trades went out in sympathy with the Winnipeg-strikers. : ���������  ��������� .  The strike is in the hands of  a committee of 15. Athough a  majority of both unions and  workers is neccessary for the  strike no data as to the number has been given to the daily  press for publication.  The Trades and Labor council  unanimously adopted a seven-  point demand, which will form  the basis of their'grievance' if  posible.. These are:  1. Reinstatement of striking  postal workers at Winnipeg.  2. Immediate settlement of  postal workers' grievances.  3. ,, Right of collective bargaining to any labor organiza-  tion:  4. Pensions for soldiers and  their dependent, on a basis to be  laid down by soldier organizations.  5. Minimum recompense'for  overseas service to the extent  of $2000 grant.  6. Nationalization of cold  storage, abbatoirs and elevators  7. Enactment of legislation  effecting a G-hour day in such  industries where unemployment is prevalent.  A rider was' added to the effect that the workers continue  striking until such time the  government recognized' their  demands, or resign and-allow  the questions to go before the  electorate.  ��������� MT. LEHMAN NOTES  There are four new settlers  out by the'old Faber mill site,  and there is quite a boom in real  estate in the district generally.  The hill land does not appeal to  the returned soldier, but he has  the option, on most of the purchasable land elsewhere, tl'fl  ordinary settler has to go. further afield. The soil is good in  this part of he country, and  there is plenty of it.  ������>"'  i ��������� -<������%  \r/J  f*&  r/&  Air  <P  vv> ,  m  &&&*  L ':<J~  -���������fia  .'<���������������,'//,  $$&  Via  m  biivx?  m<  &  <"'������.  "AICE your money work and earn something.  ������������������Sixteen Thrift .Stamps arc exchangeable lor  a $4.00 War Savings Stamp, and for every War  Savings Stamp you accumulate the Dominion of  Canada is pledged to pay you $5.00 in 1924.  j C Invest the interest on your Victory Bonds and  make it work and earn for you.  wnoyAL v.'A.u sa vivos cor-wriTEE  (MrllW.ii   Colciiililn   niriMon)  Vdiif'ijiivpr, H. C.  &&> PAGE SIX  THE ABBaTSPpRp POST,  ABBOTSFOBD, & 6.  BK  u ' - ���������'   ���������  THAN THE BEEF,  afBaaBrmxi/-- wrsasEnnanBBEBi  PORK, VEAL and other  Purchased from  assess  'c������  ���������ajRESSsse  Fresh Meats  L  ��������� WHITE & CART  Successors to C. Sumner    .  GIVE US A TRIAL FOR A MONTH AND BE CONVINCED  U.   G.   Phone   4 1. .  AkKofc^'l     R C  Farmers' Phone 1909 /\DDOlSaiUi,   JL������.^������  License No. 9-1 2923  ~���������"������"iw maiBHi  MATSQUI COUNCIL  VS. THE GO'VJTCJLXaiEIST  COaVJSKTIGB OF TRUSTEES  rphe executive of  In the report of the Matsqui  council appearing elsewhere it  is shown that the government  is attempting to work the same  shabby game on the people of  Matsqui that has been worked  on the Mission ancl Maple Ridge  councils.for the past two years.  Ncgovernment precedent   in  the matter of trunk roads   appears to be of, any consequence  when it comes to piling on to,  a municipality the responsible j  ity for the maintenance of the}  trunk roads.  ' Matsqui had bet - j  ter  be mighty  careful  how  it  answers'   the   mirth-provoking  letter for from that date henceforth the laugh may be the other way.    It was so with Mission  and Maple Ridge.  Of course it was thought that  only such a scheme would be  worked on Mission and Maple  Ridge because they are m the  i ue extjcuuvu ui the Fraser  Valley School'Trustees' Association have arranged a convention to be held at the Board of  Trade Rooms, New Westminster  on June 25th at eleven o'clock ��������� ready for draf  ers schools in im sparing  ter:ns and a committee was appointed to attend to it. The  reeve also t ook part in the consolidation of schools and favored it strongly. "  A proposal to buy old school  pro )&rty, one acre, at the'corner ."of Lilooet and Dewdney  Trunk roads, raised a doubt as  to whether the land was not  originally donated   for   school  L������5W������5353S3SnS3S������kj3Mft iotwSSiat-^f ;m na^M ~.  V.  purposes.    The  investigate.  secretary   will  FROM THE FRONT  Mr. E. Morrisey has received  Avoid from his son who says:'  "Sent our first bunch of patients, 166 in all, to England  yesterday. Have '422 left. Orders came in last night. .May 7)  to have all remaining patients  genda  The following is a partial a-  of the business:  An address will be given on  the Danish School system by a  Burnaby delegate. ;  The following resolutions are  to be considered at the convention :  1. That the high schoi areas  be defined by the provincial  government and that the high  schools be financed and maintained also by the provincial  government.  2. That the , department of  education be asked to appoint  a commisison to enquire into  the present, school system in the  Fraser Valley with0 the object  of bringing into effect the consolidation of   the   schools and  Premier's own riding, and the; . ,  voters deserve any old kind of ^      establishment       oi   L-m  treatment for having   been   so Domestic     Science,       Manual  unwise as to even consider the  candidature of a man like Oliver, but the Dewdney gag is-to  be worked over in Chilliwack  riding too. Is that because the  Hon. Premier is jealous of the  little popularity of the minister  of agriculture, or is it because  the Honest John lias found that  the Dewdney people will submit  to as much of this kind of ill-  treatment, that he intends to  try it elsewhere? ��������� Matsqui is  now beginning to wonder what  kind of a government we have  others have been, wondering for  some lime.  Trunk roads should be maintained by the government as  has been the custom of the past.  or if not the municipalities  should be handed over the auto  licences and the poll tax collected in these districts.  However, all will be different  very shortly���������when Hon. John  and his bunch again seek tho  suffrages of the electors���������it is  not expected it will be long now  so Matsqui need not worry a-  bout its share of the trunk roads  Training and High Sohools in  central locations.  3. The question of free education to Orientals and how faith is should be extended.  ���������1. That the association advocate the training of returned  F-'ildicrs for the teaching pro-  Cession.  H. Re the inspection of the  sv-hools.  The following school districts  are now members of the association: Burnaby, Chilliw'a'-k  Kent, Langley, Maple Ridge,  Matsqui, Mission, Sumas, Surrey, Richmond.  Maple Ridge  The school trustees    rescinded a resolution passed in the  | March meeting to combine the  , two superior schools, Hammond  '.and Haney at    Maple    Ridge.  'Trustee Coffin of Haney claimed his election was due ro that  'issue and converted all but Mr  .Davidson to that    view.      He  asked that the Haney school be  left where it is until the end of  "MAKE PROGRESS AT SUMAS  Victoria, June 2.���������Final engineering plans and specifications in connection with the Sumas reclamation project will  bo ready for consideration by  theprovincial executive within  a fe wweeks, according to a  statement made by Hon. E. D.  Barrow, minister cf agriculture,  this morning. Mr. Barrow and  M. I-I. Nelems, chairman of the  Land Settlement Board, visited  Sumas on Saturday for the purpose of making an inf.meci.ioir  and the minister intimated that  the work was being rushed to  completion and an announcement with regard to calling for  fenders niight be expected with  in the month. In all 32,000 acres  are affected by the reclamation project and as the farms  will average 40 acres in extent.  over 800 new settlers will be  accommodated on the reclaimed  lands, which, in the opinion of  the officials, will become agi-  cultual holdings of. a very superior order.  the year and the three returning trustees could fight the issue  out again at the 1920 election.  An academic discussion to  consolidate the eleven schools  into one big central scholastic  institution was eloquently advocated ancl although the trus-  iQ es were not unanimous as to  the subject of consolidation into fewer and more efficient  schools.' The transportation of  children difficulty was not left  "tit of the discussion but it was  ��������� bought might be overcome and  Chilliwack and Surrey were cited as illustrations of the idea.  Secretary Piatt will obtain information on the subject and  report.  Four teachers resigned���������all  expressed appreciation of their  treatment and the trustees reciprocated.- The resigned teachers are Miss R. V. Hector, of  VVhonnock; Miss Olive Blake  and Miss Orr, Haney, Miss C.  I... McLeod, Alexander Robinson school.  Reeve Ansell appeared arid  discussed sanitation and lack of  water arrangements at Alexander Robinson   and    Webster's  .' by the 12th of  this month. I expect by the  15th the hospital will be cleared tip Then we have to turn  in cur equipment which' will  take from ten clays to two weeks  At all event s we should <be in  England by June 1st.  "Things are looking brighter  every day. If we do not have  to take over another hospital in  England, which at present is  very improbable, we should be  home about July 1st.  We are having a few days  fine weather���������the hirst for a-  bout-a month. France is 'sunny' in name only, that is.  this portion.,.  ''Shall write at least once before leaving the country -and  give you all supposed definite  information."  PA VISE���������LAW  The wedding of Mr. Robert R.  Payne, of the Canadian Fishing-  Co., and Miss Annie Law, elder  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.  I jaw of Silverdale, was solemnised in St. Audrew's church in  Vancouver, on the evening of  the 2nd inst. There was a  large attendance in the church-  to witness the ceremony which  was performed by Rev. Dr.  Dunn, New Westminster, assisted by Rev. Dr. Henderson, Vancouver. Both bride and groom  are deservedly popular in social  circles ancl set out on their married life with the best wishes.of  a host of friends. On their return from their honey-moon,  which will be spent on Vancouver Island, they will reside at  573 Eighteenth avenue west.  Can You Count Them  in a jar? I  LICE SELLS THE B. C.-HOME  BRAND PICKLES.  License TXo.  8-28G38  License  >"o.  5-1088  -ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and  BaKer  See me now about that Insurance  The Hatzic W. I. Power Show  committee are very pleased to,  be able to announce that the  government horticulturist, Mr.  Muuson will co-operate with Mr  Doyle ancl Mr. Nye in judging  the exhibits on June 12th, also  that the reeve has kindly consented to open the show at 2  p.m. They also hope to have  Mrs. Fadden the member of the  Advisory Board of the W. I. representing the Lower Mainland  with them too that day. It is  hoped that the weather will be  propitious and that everybody  will patronize the show.  The young people must not  forget the dance in the evening  which promises to be first class  in every way.    See adv.  A A  Owing to the confusion In mail  orders of this medicine we are advancing the price from $5.20 to $5.50  and paying all charges.' This will  giro our many customers quicker  service.  Sole  Mumifnctnrors  MItS. GEO. S. ALMAS  C2i 4th Avenue, North, Saskutooon  I'AKTKiDGE BANTAM EGGS for  -���������Kile. Birds look like partridges. Good  layers; easy to keep;. 10 eggs for $1  Order by mail. Will be Left in Post  Office Abbotsford. Etta Taylor, Peardonville B., C.  lHiULt-3-',::h. ���������!��������� & '"*"  1 have a largegandgsplendid,' supply of  Raspberry tones for sale; at low p-pices.  Finest quivl  cCallum  Abbotsford  II  On the claim that it is ''Cheaper Advertising" than  newspaper advertising, a good many unnecessary advertising schemes are aold to business men.  8  The plans for buying are usually made in the home at f  the warm fireside, not when the family is on an amuse- ^  ment Jaunt.  Supplementary advertising includes  outside of newspaper advertising.  2  all    advertising t  m  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  Mr   MURPHY,   PROPRI.ET  HUNTINGDON. B> C  V~N|  N������w is ffee fcfeuae fe������ frt your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Gtet.Uiwa at BATHS' PEMPINQ OFFICE.  4  m  w  Hi  11  '4  hi  ifl  ���������M  ;s&  m  wmm


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