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The Abbotsford Post 1916-03-03

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 I?  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XL, No, 22.  ABBOTSFORD, B, C. FRIDAY,   MARCH 3, 1915  ������J*3*_  11*8        $1.00 per Year  The speaker ot the evening', Mr. Nation,, gave a most excellent address regarding the aims and objects, the operations and  the requirements ol! the Canadian Patriotic Fund, saying in part  as follows: .  This fund was organized,at Ottawa in August of 1914 following the Declaration of War by Great Britain and her Allies  for the purpose of rendering the.wives the children  and female dependents .who are in need of assistance and are  resident in .Canada of the soldiers and sailors of the Canadian  Army and Navy, and also of the Reservists of Great Britain and  her Allies. ,  The Canadian Patriotic Fund was incorporated by a special*  Act of Parliament at the War Session in August, 1914. Its powers and limitations are clearly defined. It is given power to collect and disburse monies for the above mentioned purposes. It is  also given power to establish branches throughout the Dominion  for the carrying on of this work.  -  His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught, the Governer  ���������of Canada, is its active Honorary President. The Honorable  W. T. White, Minister of Finance in the Dominion Parliament, is  its Honorary. Treasurer, and all the monies receiveed and paid  out pass through' the hands of the Honorable Mr. White. Sir  Herbert Ames,' member of Parliament and great philanthropist,  is its very active Honorary Secretary. Sir Herbert B. Ames has  for the past fifteen months given.all of his time to. the development and management of the Canadian Patriotic Fund, and the  great success which has.attended his efforts'is deserving of the  : .greatest-thank's of-the people of "Canada'.  In addition the above nameed executive, 'there are' on  ' the Finance and other. Committees such men as Sir Robert L.  Borden,-Pririie Minister of Canada; Sir Wilfrid Laurier, General  Sir Sam Hughes; the Lieutenant Governors of all of the Provinces; Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, President of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Sir B. Walker, president of the Canadian Bank of  Commerce; Sir I-I. S. Holt, President of the Royal Bank of Canada, and many other men of equal ability and standing in the  country. This should be sufficient guarantee to contributors of  the Fund that their money will be honorably and wisely administered. " -  A Branch for the Province of British Columbia was established at Victoria for the purpose of facilitating the work in this  Province. The Executive is composed of His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor; Sir Richard Mc.Bride, the Hanorable T. W.  Patterson, ex-Lieutenant Governor; and Mr. W. J. Goepel, Deputy Minister of Finance in the Provincial Legislature. All of  the branches throughout the Province of British Columbia report through this branch, except Vancouveer which reports direct to Ottawa, owing to the large amount of subscriptions and  dependents.  General Financial Statement  There was contributed for the first year, ending 30th of  September, 1915, $5,230,793. There was earned by interest on  credit balances in the Banks $54,746, making the total receipts  $5,28.5,540. There was disbursed during the same period for assistance to dependents of the soldiers, the sum of $3,192,798.  The management and head office expenses amounted .to $14,428,  and special relief $180, making the total disbursements $3,207,406  leaving a balance at the 30th Septembeer, 1915, of $2,078,133.  This amount on hand at the present rate of disbursement would  he exhausted in between three and four months should subscriptions cease to come in. Homever, this is not contemplated, but  the executive desire to maintaain an amount "equal to this two  millions of dollars on hand, so thaj, when the war is over they  will have su cient money to carry on this work of assistance  during the return of our soldiers and the readjustment which will  be necessary to re-instate them in civilian is estimated  that from thr^e to five months will be required for this purpose  when peace is restored. This proposal has met with the heartiest endorsation at all of the meetings which I have had the  pleasure of addressing, and also throughout all parts of Canada,  and I feel that the men in.your distruct will be the first to see  the justice of such an arrangement.  To show you how the demands of the Fund are mounting up  I will give you the disbursements for several months during the  past year. In September, 1914, we disbursed $10,085. In the following December, three months later, $278,536. In the following March, $386,225; in September,. 1915, the last month of the  fiscal year, $418,706; and in November of 1915, it was about  $550,000, so that the estimated requirements for the current  year beginning 1st October, will be not less than $8,000,000 for  the Dominion of Canada, and for the Province of British Columbia, we shall require, at least, $800,000, or more if the recruiting reaches the 500,000 mark.  The cost of the administration of this great Fund from Halifax to Esquimalt, covering several hundred branches, and including the management of the head office, and also the general  provincial branches in-all of the provinces,' amounted to a  charge on the contributions of the Fund of only % of 1%', leaving 99% cents of every dollar contributed free to go'to the dependents for whom it was intended. This is a record.without  parallell for low cost of management of any Fund, or any business, in this or any other country, and should commend the Fund  to those who are its supporters-. The. cost of. conducting 25  charitable institutions in the United States was recently published in an American magazine which showed that the cost averaged 45 per cent. Compare this with the cost of the Canadian  Patriotic Fund.  Provincial Financial Statement  The total contributions for the first year of the Fund in  British Columbia amounted to, in round figures, $372,000. Victoria City raised $141,000, Vancouver $147;000, and the balance  of the Province, about $84,000. We distributed in the province  last year about $'275,000, while this year we shall require $800,-  000, so that we appeal to those who are residents of this country,  and who are unable to go to the front to come forward liberally  with their contributions to support the wives and children of the  men who can and do go.    - * '    _  The average cost per family to the Canadian Patriotic Fund  in the Province of British' Columbia for the month of October  was between $19 and $20. This will demonstrate the.great care  that the officials of the Fund have exercised in its administration  Pease note that assistance is rendered to the wives and children  of Belgian, Russian, Italian, Serbian, Montenegrin and of'French"  Reservists, who are resident in Canada, the same as it is to the  families of the Canadian and British soldiers.  Every-braneh of ithe.Fund.throughout the,country.has,a Relief or Investigating Committee, whose duty it is to minutely investigate every detail of the family applying for assistance.  Should it be found that any family has sufficient to properly and  comfortably live upon, then no assistance'is rendered from-this.  Fund. ' This is _iecessary in order to conserve the funds for those  who do require assistance. .,      ',"'"''  Be Critics of the Fund  Some people say that there are families who are better off  now than they were before the war.' This may be the case and  for the purpose of argument we will admit it. At the same tinie  we say "Thank God" that they are better off. For this reason,  that if a man before he becomes a soldier happened to be dissipated, lazy or a poor provider for his family, and that family were  not living as they should live, were merely existing, and when  war comes along he offers to fight for his country, goes where'  he is told and when he is told for $1.10 per day, we contend that  this man is reinstated, he has'become a real man, and that his  family should be properly looked after by those who have not  risen to the same height that this man has in offering to fight for  the defence of his country. In any case why penalize the family  for the sins of the man in the past. Upon proper consideration  I venture to say that there is no man who will hesitate to say  that this conclusion is not a proper one.  In regard to excess payments, these statements are made  without proper knowledge of facts. Where there are some thirty thousand families receiving assistance there may be from  time to time an odd case where the family may receive more  than they are entitled to, but so soon as this is discovered, and it  will be discovered, a re-adjustment is made. The management  of this Fund do not claim to be infallible. Any man who is  acquainted with business is well aware that mistakes will occur,  no matter how careful the management, but we do contend that  the low cost of the management of this Fund demonstrates quite  clearly the ability of the executive to properly handle the Fund,  and the low average allowance of between $19 and $20 per  month per family in the Province of British Columbia, and of  about $16 per month in the Eastern Provinces of Canada, will  show very clearly that no extravagance is indulged in in regard  to the assistance rendered.  There are two kinds of critics in reference to this Fund. One  is the ignorant critic and one is .the malicious critic. Many  charges are made by thoughtlessness and ignorance. It is extremely easy for any man to make a statement, but it is frequently very difficult to substantiate such a statement, and criticism of this Fund which have been investigated have, in many  cases, proved to be without foundation or fact. The malicious  critic will say unkind things about the administration and the  management of the Fund which have been investigated have, in  many cases, proved to be without foundation or fact. The  malicious critic will say unkind things about the administration  and the management of the Fund because he does not want to  contribute, and he makes these statements in order to justify  himself in not contributing. He will state at times that there  is not only mismanagement, but graft on the part of the officials.  This is a serious statement for any man to make, because any  unkind thing said, or any damaging charge made against this  Fund would not damage those who are promoting and managing  it, but it would damage seriously and injure seriously the wives,  the children and the widowed-mothers, who are dependent fori  support upon the men who have gone to the front to fight, to'i  suffer, and to die for their country. The best guarantee that the'  Fund, is properly administered is the fact that all of the Banking  (Continued on Page 2.)  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  A meeting of the Canadian Patriotic Fund was held in the Masonic Hall, Abbotsford, B. C. . on; the  evening of the 29th of February,  1916, at which Mr. F. Nation, Secretary- of the Provincial branch, in a  very clear and eoncise manner presented the objects, claims" and administration of the Fund. There were  about 30 present and Mr. J. A. McGowan occupied the chair and introduced, the speaker. After .Mr. Nation's address the Rev. J. L. Campbell spoke, endorsing the Fund and  commending it to the attentionof! the  people' of the district. Mr. Hill also  spoke endorsing the Fund and offered to assist in any .way to give practical effect to the work in the district. The R.ev Mr. J. C. Mitton also spoke. -" .  At the conclusion of Mr. Nation's  address the meeting appointed the  following officers to represent the  Canadian Patriotic Fund for the Ab-  botsford-Sumas-Matsqui district:  President���������J. Av McGowan, Abbotsford!  Vice-Pres.���������rP. R. Peele, Abbotsford.      ,  Sec.-Treas'���������N. Hill, manager, Royal Bank of Canada, Abbotsford. '   '.  .*.- .-Finance. ��������� Gqmmittee-Tr-fPresident,  Vice-President and" Secretary-Treasurer," ex officio; . Dr. Swift, A. .McCallum, J. L. Atkinson, W. Porter, J.  B.   Millar  and ;H. -Alanson. -  -.- Relief ��������� Committee���������. Mrs.-" N. ��������� Hill,  Mrs.��������� B., 13.rS-mithi:-Mrs.-H. J. Fraser,  with power" to tlieir..number. ���������  Canvassers���������Messrs J. E. Vanetta,  F. C. Wiggins, W. S. Hill-Tout, J. F.  Weir, W. Owens, F. Wooler, J. C.  McClure, G.. H. Kerr, W. L. Blatch-  ford, F. Munroe, J. A. McGowan, A.  McCallum, W. Roberts, H. Alanson,  P. R .Peele, Rev. J. L. Campbell, Dr.  T. A. Swift, S. Campbell, W. Porter,  J. J. Plommer, J. B. Millar, T. F. ���������  Seldon, A. Cruickshank, ,R. L. Mc-  Cullock, J. A. Hargitt, J. Pace, I.  Lehman, W. Merryfield, R. Owen, G.  Pratt, J. W. Pennington, P. Jackman  J. Dennison, P. Ross, N.' Hill, C. W.  Wallace, R. D. Gillen, H. Fowlcs.  Another' Month's  Good  Collection  The treasurer of the local Red  Cross branch is pleased to report another good month's collection, in the  box at the post office.  Abbotsfod T. & T. Co ....    $10.00  J.   J.   Sparrow          . 5.00  J.  A.   McGowan  5.00  These were in addition to the usual monthly contribution which made  a total of $31.60 for tho month of  February.  . The branch also made their third  shipment of made-up articles as follows:   ���������  2 9 pair of Sox  28   hospital  stockings  20 "towels'  18 pillow slips.  20 hospital shirts.  12 double T badges.  7 sets pyjamas  7-T bandages.  5 pair hospital slippers.  2 hot water bottle covers.  1  pair mits.  parcel   of   linen.  These articles have been forward-  to Ward 11 Vancouver Branch of the  Red Cross. Work will be continued  every Thursday afternoon at the Red  Cross rooms. Anyone having a sewing machine to loan for work at the  rooms, please make it known. t"  Your Presence Is Required  Everyone please make it a point  to be present next Monday March 6th  at the Masonic Hall, afternoon and  evening, when the ladies of the W.  A. will be At Home to all visitors.  Tea will be served from 3:30 until 5:30 a. m. at a chrge of 15������ each.  Home Cooking and Candy will also  be on sale. In the evening at 7:30  p. m". A short programme of vocal  and instrumental music will be given, after which cards and dancing  will be indulged in. Refreshments  will be served. A charge of 25������ will  be made for evening entertainment.  Payment to be made at the door on  entry. THE - ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD,' B. C.  __���������  T;HE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Piibiifihea 5ve.p^; Friday bi The Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal demoted, to the/interests of Abbotsford and district rates, made known  on  application  -Neither   for   nor   agin'   the   Government  Editor and Proprietor  Our   Shibboleth-  J. A. BATE&  FRIDAYrMARCH 3, 1916  mii. Nation's facts and, figures on pathiotic fund  .    , (iContinueed from Page 1.)  Institutions, the Life Insurance Companies, the Fire Insurance  Companies, and- large- business concerns are the largest contributors the the Fund. As an example, would the Bank of Montreal or the Canadian Pacilc Railway, who are managed" by  our most able business men, contribute sums of $100,000 cash  each to the Canadian Patriotic Fund unless they were well' a-  ware that this money would"be'honorably and. properly administered. These things should be a sufficient guarantee to us, who  line in this country and, comparatively small contributors that  our money will be properly looked after.  Regarding the Government or Muiiicipal Taxation for the  purpose of administering assistance which, the Canadian Patriotic Fund has undertaken to do, no Government could undertake to  discriminate as does the Canadian Patriotic Fund between those  who need and those who do not need assistance. There are  many, thousands of families of soldiers who have gone to the  fr.ont who do not apply for-, and who do not receive assistance  from this Fund,because/they have sufficient income without it,  but if the Government��������� "were-to undertake to render assistance; it  - would be rendered to all.oh an equal'basis, and.the amount required twice that required, by -.the. Canadian Patriotic  Fund. In addition to..that; if the-Government should raise the  money for this purpose, which would .amount to, perhaps, $15,-  000j000, for the year,' they would: have that much less with  which to carry on. the active-operations of. the war, and it is our  duty as individuals to do all we possibly can to discharge. the  solemn obligation placed .upon us in the prosecution of this  great war. If the Government were to raise this money it would  mean by increased duty, oh imports, so. that the men-who. have  made; and will, make contributions; of .from $5,000 to $100,0.00,  would be.relieved,-and,o.nly payr;appi:o.ximately. what. the.poor  man would be forced to pay;.;by.-GQyernment levy. Whereas, by  raising, the money, as '.at. present;-.through- the Canadian Patriotic  Fund, the men of means - supply.- by all''odds. the. largest/portion  ofthe amount, contributed.  This War is Our War  When Great.Britain[declared;kar..against.Austria and.Germany, Canada as a.part pf^the British Empire.became automatically at war, arid;When Canada;is at war every, man, woman, and  child is also at war with.Germany, arid- Austria, and'each and  every m_n, wbnVanahd1 child-has an-equal responsibility with  the soldiers;: t-the front, in the prosecution of this war. Sacrifices  must be.wiilinglyvmadei.' Up to the present time, the only, ones  who have made. any. sacrifice.: are the ::spldiers and the families  who have been left behind/ . Can .we, afford to measure our dollars and cents with,trie"man who. offers, his life for his country?  If every, man. doe's his'.'bit-.In supporting, this-Fund it will be no  hardship ��������� for- any", and/ as there.-, are? ��������� only two - organized sources  through which we .'can- assist in .'the,- prosecution of this war, unless we go to. the front, one' is--the.' Canadian Patriotic Fund and  the other; the Red Crpss: Society; and both are well deserving of  support. The Canadian Patriotic Fund:hbwever requires $5 for  every $1 that does, the Red Cross Society,.- because the Red Cross  Society receives .support* from very:- many channels through  which the Canadian Patriotic Fund-cannot depend'upon for revenue, and our* revenue, must be. a sure and- certain one, as ye  have promised on your .behalf, to. the-soldiers, who have joined  our, army and have gone: to the front-, that their families would  be taken care of-in their. absence.  When you are considering:what you-are able;to give to this  Fund, consider how much you can- give .an.d;.not;hpw little. Do  not forget the calls ;that are constantly-being made from Great  Britain Ior. help. She does not-ask -for our money, but she asks  for men, more, men andistillnior;e. men-, and'the only: way we  that-do not .go* to-the front can. assist in this matter is, by paying  for those who dp go.' Also remember:the troubles-and. calls of  ur. Allies! We....hear from ��������� Russia,,- from ��������� down-stricken  Serbia, from stricken Belgium;; from; .invaded France and from  zeppelin raided England, all callings for our assistance. Shall we,  or shall we hot, re_pond;to the.-ful-l extent of our ability in-assisting this great.waf; and our country-and:Empire, remembering at  all times that iin .doing so we are doing-something-for our brothers and our fellow-citizens who are fighting for us and sacrificing their lives for us in the trenches of Belgium and France.  Bowser has given the prohibitionists their long desire; and  the best of it is that theiquestipn-has.been-taken put of politics.  There should be satisfaction all around-now.-.���������������������������.���������  OUR GIRL GUIDES  "I do not like his;Speechi he.iS'too .pessimistic" was the remark made by one speaker in-the hall the other day about another. It takes a mighty good man-these days to-be optimistic. He  has to have,a lot ql good common sense backed by that, bull-dog  determination which now holds,the Germans from taking London and Paris. There was a-time not long,since when most of  us were so optimistic that if we had a.dollar in our.pockets we  thought nothing of spending it,-, as, we all believed the trick of  replacing;the dollar- when it was;required-was an easy matter.  Now that:d6llar8iappear a-littleharder to.-get and easier to keep,  we should say like the soldieribpys.n''Ar,e'.we downhearted? No!"  If the boys who are .sacrificing everything, fpr us at. the front  are optimistic,' we at home should be imbued with the same spirit  only to a higher degree. ��������� We are not sacrificing as much as they  are, even if we are paying; paying, paying. Good and lucky that  we have .something] to give, and all, of us have a.little to give.  We thank;the;!pwerfor? his: remarks, and wish hinrsuceess  (From Fraser V'.',iley Record)   ���������"  It may not be generally known  that as early, as, last November a  movement was started in Mission under the guidanco of'Miss Lester of  Cedar Valley to organize a company  of "Girl Guides". Miss Lester had  previously clone very successful work  in training Girl Guides in England,  so was eminently, fitted to start the  movement here in Mission, and,' together with the able assistance -of  Miss Lambarde'of Silverdale Road,  has done good work- ever since the  movement started.  ' On Saturday last a meeting was  held and.a committee formed to undertake the business portion of the  movement. The- committee consists  of:  President���������Mrs. Portsmouth.  Vice-President���������Mrs.   (Dr.)  Stuart  Sec.-Treas.���������Miss Lambar'de.  Directors���������Mrs. Manson, Mrs. Appleby and  Mrs.  Morris lleade.  At this meeting it was decided  that Miss Lambardc bo appointed  Captain in the place of Miss Lester  who finds it ^impossible to give her  attention to the management of her  farm and at tiro same Lime undertake the duties pertaining to .the post  of Captain. She has, however, kindly promised to givo what help alio can  in instructing' the Girl Guides in the  subjocta concerned with tire necessary  training.  At the same mooting, Miss Marjor-  ie MacDonncll, who was already a  guide in the Company of Girl Guides  of Victoria, B. C, was elected Llcut-  of tho Mission Company.  This meeting constituted tho local  registration and it is only the matter of a week or so before tire Mission company of Girl Guides will be  properly organized association with  recognition ' and registration by tire  head quarters at Toronto and tho  Guides will then receive their-badges.  The company, will be known as the  "1st Mission Company" (Laura So-  cord.)  All girls between the ages of, 11  and. 18 are eligible and any girl who  wishes, can join on either Saturday  Marih 14th or the following Saturday  March 11 at 2:30 p. ni. by going to  the Women's Institute room at the  Agricultural'' hall, which has been  kindly, lent dor the use of the Girl  Guides. Only one condiion is necessary .and that is that each girl  wishing to join must bring a note  containing, her   parents'   consent.  It-may be interesting to the parents, if not the public, to know a  few of the aims and objects of the  Girl Guides' organization.  In the first place, the main object is to develop good citizenship  among the girls by forming their  character, training them in habits  of usefulness,- obedience and self-  reliaiice -and inculcating loyalty and  thought'fulness fo others.  Their motto is "Be Prepared" and  by their discipline and training they  are prepared to lvslp themselves and  other people.  They promise on their honor:  1.    To  be loyal to  God  and  the  King.  .2.    To help others at all times.  3. ��������� To obey the Guide Law.  ' They are encouraged in every way  to be womanly trustworthy, courteous, kind, cheerful, pure, thrifty  and self-sacrificing, and to grow into  good and useful women, to be in  the words of Kingsley "Worthy  Mothers of England (the Empire's)  sons."  It must not be thought-that this  scheme will make a girl rough or un-  feminine. This, is not the spirit of  the movement at all, neither is there  any risk of placing their lives in  jeopardy in case of war. The sole  object and 'aim of the Girl Guides  movement is to make girls womanly just as the Boy Scout movement is to  make boys  'manly.'  Boy Scouts have of late been usefully employed *by the goyernuent in  many ways, but Girl Guides are not  expected to do such services, but all  the same' opportunities ma arise in  which they too. can help their country, for instance;' in rendering 'First  Aid' should it be required and this  is one of the most important subjects  in which they are trained. It is  hoped that many new recruits will  come forward and join the ranks  and become worthy members of our  "1st Mission Company of Girl  Guides."���������Communicated.  OUR OLD FRIEND   SHOWS HIS  COLORS AMONG  STRANGERS  (From Fraser Valley Record  Rev. Father Victor Rohr, O. M. I.  is a native of Alsace-Lorraine, who  by his recent patriotic speech became  the friend of soldier and citizen,has  sent in through the Premier an application for a miltary chaplaincy in the  army of the Allies. His heart is ever  burning to go and lend a hand in  wrenching his native land from the  grip of the tyrant, and to avenge his  brother's blood.  Meantime, while waiting for a  favorable answer from General Sir  Sam Hughes, Father Rohr will resume his missionary work among the  Indians of Nicola, Lillooet and Douglas. The Indian camp life will be'  for him a fine preparatory training  school for the future military camp  life- hoped  for.    He  will  travel  be  tween the villages of 2,000- Indians.  Knowing their ways, and languages  and how to gain their sympathy  should there be any need, it would bo  easy with his help to raise a little  army of, stalwart red skins, and with  Father Rohr" at their- head ' they  would certainly "lick the kaiser."���������  Kamloops Sentinel.  On Tuesday night there Avas . a  grand patriotic rally in the Opera  House at which the workings of the  National Patriotic Fund were ��������� explained. A musical programme had  been prepared and speeches by- the  different clergymen were interspersed-with  the  musical  items.  The-Opera House was crowded and  after a few reels of pictures had been  run off, the children were requested'  to transfer their patronage to the Em  press theatre where they would be  admitted free. As there was still  quite a crowd outside it was necessary to ask some of the soldiers to  leave, and even then many' people  were obliged, to stand throughout  tlie whole evening.  .Mayor Tyrell was-in the chair and  the premier sot. n most commendable  example by making a very brief  speech. IIo was followed by others  among whom was the Itcv. Father  Victor ltohr, O. M. 1., who was very  llattcringly introduced by the chairman. His ronmrks , were frequently  punctured by outbursts of applause-.  At (he conclusion of his remarks  Father ltohr was heartily welcomed  Lo Kamloops by ills Worship, tho  Mayor, a proceeding which evoked,  more cheering.���������Kamloops Standard  KINDNESS   OF   THE   ENEMY.  /We are an astonishing people. Or  at any rate we possess an astonishing  government. A government' that  still does not understand that this is  a war of tooth and nail. '. A govern-  that, of course, wisnes to beat Germany, but in a refined lady-like way  and without hurting hor too much.  A government that even now does  not realize that in modern warfare  everything counts���������not merely naval  and military strength but commerce  and finance���������and that nothing should  be despised which will damage the  enemy. A government that loves to  dally and temporize and will do any-  'thing rather than come to a decision  or hit out straight from the shoulder.  ���������London Daily Mail.'  $2.50 buys 1000 printed Envelopes; $1.75 pays for 500  Envelopes. These prices arc  good for balance of (his month.  MlffiHlHI^IBrai^^  m  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  | Phone Connection. Mission City  _H__gQ___Q_l_nJ_PTw|wlwlwlwlfflKi������wlwiM|g_  A  WASH IS A _OYr  when one's baLh room is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental and  open work plumbing. It's an artistic triumph. I-Iavo the bath room  a joy. Let your plumbing arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments of the art will  permit.    We'll show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing- Shop  Old Creamery Bldg- Abbotsford  Your Photograpli=  __Nothing will  "add more to  the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk  at home.  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B.  C.      :-:  See me now about that Insurance  e  i  0  Jl___iG������  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  ^  A7  tf  ''-9  s# THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  H U'.'NT  % ******  I      '������es_a*.  PERSONALS  Mrs. Trueman of Kamloops who  has been visiting her parents Mr.  and Mrs. Bolcy, was the guest of Mr.  arrd Mrs. McClanahan for few days  Miss Edna McMaster left last Saturday morning for a trip, down  through the States and will stop at  Bellingham, Seattle, Blaine and the  other coast cities. '   , -      .  Mrs. Alex.' Johnson of Vancouver  ,was visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. L.  Campbell for a few days this week.  Mr. and Mrs. Binns had their little daughter, Lillian Joice, christened  in the Prebyterian church last Sunday.  Pte. E. A. Chapman and Pte. C.  Plumridge spent the week end with  Mr. and Mrs. Trethewey.  Pte. M. Zeigler was home for a  couple of days this week.  Miss J. Young of Vancouver spent  the week-end with Dr. and Mrs.  Swift.  Mr. J .A. McGowan spent the week  end  in  Vancouver.  Miss Agnes Gillen of; Vancouver  was home for the week-end.  Mrs. John Steffens of Chilliwack  was visiting her mothre, Mrs. Fraser  for a couple of days this week.  Mr. John Gillen left Sunday evening to take his place among the  boys-of the 121st Battalion, and Mr.  Roy Maines left Monday morning to  join the',131st Battalion and Mr. E.  Barret left on Thursday.  Mrs. Knox who has been visiting  her sister Mrs. J. A. McGowan left  on Saturday for her home in Idaho.  Mr! and Mrs. McMenemy were the  gueBts of Mr. and Mrs. Barker of  Clayburn on Sunday.  Mr. Munroe of Huntingdon was a  visitor in town this week.  Mrs. M. Ware Copeland and son  returned to New Westminster Monday evening after nursing her friend  Mrs.   Binns   through   illness  Mrs. B.---B. Smith was a visitor to  Vancouver  last  Friday.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Sumner and family who have been living in Alder-  grove have moved to town .and are  residing in the cottage beside the  flour and feed store. Mr. Sumner  has received a position in Lee's store  and Mrs. Sumner is assisting in the  Post offlce. , ,   ,  ,,  - Rev. J. L. Campbell attended the  meeting of,the Westminster presbytery in Vancouver. '. ....  Mrs. .-Harry -Fby was visiting, in  Vancouver with her relatives for a  few clays last week. '  Mrs. (Dr) Swift and little daughter returned home from Vancouver  last Saturday.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Wales of Huntingdon were guests, of Mr. and Mrs.  Bobbie Shortreed on Sunday.  ��������� Mr. F. Currie has" sold out his  share in the livery barn- to his partner  Mr.   D.   Emery  who     has     full  charge now. _   ��������� ,,-  Mrs.  Elmer  Campbell   ofBellmgr  ham was visiting , her    sister     Mrs.  Coogan for a few.days last week.  The  Ladies'  Aid  which   was  held  in the S. S.  room had a very large  attendance last Wednsday.  gins, M. and Mrs. 13. "B. Smith. Mr.  and' Mrs. Currie, Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy, Dr. and Mrs. Swift, Mrs.  Lamb, Mr..and Mrs; Boyd, Miss Ruby  Thomas, Mr. J. MclUwen and Mr. .1.  McLean.  A FAR 10 WE LI i VAKTY  SURPRISE   PARTY  A very enjoyable evening was������  spent at the home of Mr. and. Mrs.  H Alanson when a number of  friends gathered there as a surprise  on Mr. Alanson, as it was his birthday. Progressive whist and other  games were played. Mr. B. B.  Smith, and Mrs.* Wm. Ware won  the first prizes and Mr. Currie received the consolation prize. On  departing for home everyone wished  that Mr. Alanson would have a birth  day at least once a month or often-  er. ,��������� ,  Among those present were Mr. and  Mrs. Peele, Mr. and Mrs. Ware, Mr.  and Mrs. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs.- Wig-  A party was given-in the Alexandria  Hall  Wednesday  evening  as  a  farewell to the boys who have enlisted  recently  for  Overseas.  Addresses  were given   by Rev.  J.  Mitton,   Rev.  J   L. Campbell, Mr. A. Cruickshanks  Mr.  J.   F.  Boyd,   Mr.  A.  Trethewey,  and also the chairman, Mr. J. J. McPhee.    Eight  of   the   boys   were   on  the plaf-torm,  who    were,    Mr.     D.;  Campbell,   Mr.   ISd.   Barrett,   Mr.   J.  Downie, Mr. Percy Wilson, Mr. Man-  ���������lius Zeigler, Mr. Stewart McGillivray  Mr.' Wm. Campbell and Mr. 13. Poole  One   of   the   boys   who   was   missed  from the circle was Mr. Hoy Maines  who was in New  Westminster.  Musical selections were also rendered by tho orchestra; piano duet by  Mrs.- ifl. M. Ryall and Miss Ifilsio  Henderson, a vocal solo by Miss  Grace Kennedy, a song by the male  quartette a recitation- by Mrs. A.  Taylor, and a bag drill by the little  girls. After the program me dancing  commenced and an excelleenf supper  was served. A very largo number ol  people were present and tlie boys cn-  oyed their send off to the fullest  extent, and said they would remember it as we will remember them as  their brave volunteers.  ery dollar wc have above a million.  W.a would feel jolly comfortable    it  there was some plan that would prevent us from never having less than,  say, a tenth of a million.    And yet,  when  we como to   think  the  matter  over,   that  would .not  do  any  good.  If  we all bad-^.1-00,000  a piece,  we  would not all  be alike well  oil:, but  only   all   alike   poor.    Money   would  be  of  no  value if  no   use  could  be  made of it, and what use could any  one make of money if everyone had  as  much  as  he  had  and  could, not  have any more? ������  WAITED���������Cedar Timber or  Shingle Bolts in any -quantity  tributary to the Fraser River  Apply to Munn . & Murphy  Shinge Co., Hatzic, B. C  "ROUGH ON RATS" clears out'Rats  Mice, etc. Don't' Die in the House.  15c and 25c, at Drug and Country  Stores.  HUGH  Gereeral Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Curriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. O.  Ernest W. Bigelbw  Barrister and Solicitor  At A.  McCallum's Office'  Every Wednesday  From 9 a.m. to G p.m.  Counsel S.' S. Taylor, K.C.  Robson Bros.  Poultry Tonic  ���������arid-  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands ot   x  (I  the district, and industries already established.        j)  How About Your  SITICF^Q  f������r *9'6 are going- to be short in many lines.    Give us  ICJLAJ^bJ your order now. ���������   We have the well known assortments  of McKenzies and Steele Briggs.    There are no  better seeds obtainable  A Car of Flour and Feed has Just Arrived  We sell all grades, and our prices are rock bottom.  /T* * Dp not take our word for it, but ask anyone who  Ij&lTOCCOCS deals with us, if our. goods are first class or not.  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,        -���������      -.-������������������-.-       -        B. C.  ���������     Mr. CHAS. SUMNER  Welcome .back to Abbotsford  on behalf of the Post  We need your" boosting ability.  It says "good times" for  Abbotsford  Strictly first-class in every respect.    The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO $2.00  PER  DAY  PROPRIETORS  GIPSY   CONCERT  A  SUCCESS  f.. -  (From Fraser Valley Record  The Gipsy Cantat given in the Imperial hall on Thursday and Saturday nights was a grand success.  The net profits amounted to some  $13 8.60 which will be divided between the Candian Patriotic Fund and  the Red Cross Society. -  HANEY PIONEER IS DEAD  (From Fraser Valley Record  There passed away at his home in  Port Haney on Sunday evening Thos.  Haney,  at  the     age  of  seventy-five  years. .  * Mr. Haney was born in Ontario  of Irish parents; and. in 1876 came  with his wife to make a. home in  this place, which was later named  for him. He was very widely known  and much liked for his kindliness  of heart, his generous disposition,  broad-mindedness and keen quick  wit and humor. A staunch Catholic  he gave'land, and liberally of his  means to his own church; and when  the Presbyterians, years ago, were  struggling to form a church here,  he gave to them, also, their land,  and his support. To Mr. Haney also,  the public school of Port Haney  owes its present site and play  ground. Churches, schools and the  poor have lost a faithful helping  friend in  his  going.  He leaves to mourn him, a widow  two sons and two daughters.  He was buried from the Catholic  church, where service was held at  ten o'clock on "Wednesday morning  and laid to rest by the side of his  daughter Birdie, in the Maple Leaf  cemetery.  A FIRM IS OFTEN JUDGED  BY ITS STATIONERY. WHY  HAVE CHEAP PRINTING  WHEN WHEN YOU CAN  GET NEAT PRINTING DONE  ON GOOD PAPER AT THIS  OFFICE, ALMOST AS CHEAP  AS PLAIN PAPER. BRING IN  Y_UR ORDERS FOR  acts. Envelopes,  A. J, HENDERSON 8c SONS  :e=  'Modern Day Reformers  There are many reformers floating  around the country these days and  anxious to get a chance to curtail by  legislation other people's rights and  privileges; but an American reformer  takes our eye when he wants a law  declaring that no man shall have  more than $1,000,000. He does not  tell us how he proposes to ascertain  when the millionaire gets his 1,000,-  001th dollar, or what is to be done  with it. Many would-be reformers  in other countries than the United  States have proposed to limit individual wealth, but no one has suggested a practical plan for doing so.  These reformers are trying to put  the limit at the wrong end. Most of  us are not worrying lest some one  shall come along and take away ev-  AS THIS PLANT IS THE ONLY UP-TO-DATE PLANT IN  THE DISTRICT ORDERS CAN  BE FILLED WHETHER BIG  OR SMALL, AND AT PRICES  AS REASONABLE AS IN   THE  CITIES JUST AS GOOD AS  WORK TOO. IF YOU HAYE  A LARGE  foster or  IT  CAN BE DONE  AT THIS  OFFICE ON SHORT NOTICE.  HAYE THE FRASER VALLEY RECORD    SENT  TO YOUR FRIENDS.    $1.00 Per Year,  Printer and Publisher  MISSION CITY, B. C  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C.    ?  M  j, ������������������  4\  hi  _ - 1  '*_  ���������"'��������� ��������� '���������    ���������  111


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