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 i .  .*<*  Provi nciaknJi bra r/^5\  if  i1  th which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vor, XV., No,. 18.  A.BBOTSFORD, B,,,:C.   FRIDAY,'   MARCH 8,    1918  <_||gb>8       $1.00 per Year  jsaskwamKUs^mBmBSBm^wssaBss^  mmmimmmmimmmsss^mgm^i^fm^^^s.mmm^i  Ridgedale 'Notes  On Friday evening, March 1st, a  public meeting was held in Ridgedale  Hall to consider the matter of organizing a Sunday School at Ridgedale. This is a need that has long  been felt as many of our children  have no means of access to any other  school  of  this  sort.  It waa decided to open a school  as soon as necessary lesson helps and  books could be procured; the school  is to be run on undenominational  lines, using the Internatioal Course  of Lessos.  Sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m.  in the Ridgedale Hall.  The following officers were appointed: .'���������"���������'��������� L   ,  Superintendent/Mr. John Overstall  Assist.-Supt, Mr. W. Pago.  Sec.-Treas., Mr. Frank Farley.  Teachers: Mrs. Frank Farley, Mrs,.  Wm. Gurney, Mrs. John Reid, Mrs.  John Overstall, Mr. John Overstall  with Miss C. Page, Mrs. L. Beharrel  Mr. Farley and Mrs. E. Farr as substitutes. ���������'.'���������'  Miss Sidney volunteered to donate  ���������$5.00,-.Mr. Overstall $2.00 towards  initial expense. Other .'subscriptions  will be gladly received by Mr. Farley  Secretary-Treasurer.  Mr. Reid promised to supply two  dozen hymn books and Mr. J. Over-  stall and Mr. Farley volunteered to  supply fuel necessary for Immediate  need. ',,,,,  We hope that parents and children will join in making this a real  live Sunday School and a great factor for good fa our community.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Rottluff have lately returned from a three months  visit in North Dakota and other  Western points.  Willie Gurney is confined to his  liome with pneumonia. Dr. Port is in  attendance.  Mrs. J. A. Hargitt of Mission City  spent Wednesday and Thursday of  last week visiting friends in Ridgedale.  Mrs. R. S. Adams has been visiting friends in Sumas.  The weekly meeting of Red Cross  "Willing Workers'' will be held with  Mrs. F.;Farley.       ���������    w  The following supplies were shipped to Red Cross Central Department for the month of' February.  2 4  Pairs Socks.  21 Suits Pyjamas.  25 Personal Property Bags.  2 4   Towels.  6 Face Cloths.  6 Stretcher Caps.  GO Handkerchiefs.  4 Grey Flannel Day Shirts.  A RECEPTION  A very enjoyable, afternoon was  spent at the manse on Wednesday afternoon March 6th when Rev. and  Mrs. Robertson and their daughter  Mrs. Frazer received from 3 to 6 p.  m.,. Mrs. Hannah Fraser helped receive. Mrs. McMenemy poured tea.  Mrs. Bedlow and Miss McMaster served refreshments to the many ladies  and gentlemen who called.  A soft answer occassionally betrays a soft, head.  Don't repeat gossip, even if it does  interest a crowd.  Mr. *Dan-Smith spent last week in  Vancouver.  Inspector Martin visited the public  school-,here  last   week. -  Mr. Angus Campbell, a young,man  from Vancouver, has accepted'a'position-in-the C. P. R. depot here-in  Mr.  Sansom's place.  Mr. Sah'soni lias resigned his position with-the C.\P. R., and is going  us purser on a boat to White Horse.  iMiss Florence McPhee went' to  New Westminster last week and entered the.Columbia Hospital to train  for a nurse. Her friends wish her  success.  Tho juice of th eW. C. P. Co was  turned on this week.  Mr. Chas. Bell is a-visitor to Vancouver and  Victoria  this week.  Mr' Jack McLean has gone' north  again for his health.  Irvine King is ill and home from  school.  George Martin has been confined  to the house fir some time with-bron-  to.the house forborne time with bron  Pte. Walker. Wallace is laid up a-  gain with a sprained ankle. Pte: F.  McCallum expects to have ten days'  leave and anticipates a trip to Glasgow where lie and Walker visited.  Mrs. Trethewey and Mrs. Parton  were-visitor's-to Vancouver on Wedr  nesrlay.  Mrs. Fuller visited in Vancouver  on Tuesday.  The Ladies Aid. will hold their  meeting at the. home of Mrs. Trethewey on Wednesday at 3 p.m., March  13th.     -  -���������- BORN-���������T'-o'Mr:' and Mrs. McGowan  on March 1st," a daughter.  The bank inspector. was here a  short time ago and pronounced Miss  Parton capable of going into the  cage, and Miss Florence Parton who  has been attending business college  in Vancouver is accepting a position  in the bank here, vacated by her sister.  Mr. McMenemy was asked if his  head would swell now, like many  of the people who get new cars, and  his reply was, "if it does I have paper in my hat I can take otu.'' and  then the paper will come in handy  to patch the car with���������that is if  you call.a Ford a car.  The.N. P. passenger train travelled  over this portion of the C.'N. again  on Thursday.  Mrs. A. Clledore was a visitor to  Bellingham last week.  Pte. Dave Campbell has been visiting at Mr. Dan Smith's this week.  .  W. C. T. U. SOCIAL  A very successful social wras held  at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Trethewey last Friday night, March 1st under the auspices of the W. C. T. U.  Mrs. Ferris was appointed to look  after the programme. which she did  successfully, both in quality and in  quantity. The contests started the  programme delightfully, one thing  a whistling .contest by 'the ladies.  ?/Irs.' Art Taylor' won the prize, a  beautiful. vinegar bottle, the other  a button hole making contest for the  men, won by Mr. George Kerr, a tube  of shaving soap. The McCallum women must have a knack of teaching  their, husbands to sew "as Mr. Alex.  McCallum won last year, hemming a  towel. The' famous quartette consisting of Mrs. Hutchison, Mrs. Mc-  Fnnis, Mr. McCallum and Mr. Lang-  ley rendered selections, violin solos  were given by Miss Jessie Coogan  and Thelma Taylor accompanied by  Miss Evelyn McMenemy; recitations  were given by Margaret Hutchison  and Violet Maguire; vocal solos were  by Mrs. Bedlow and Mrs. Hamilton;  six young girls in .chorus gave two  pleasing pieces. These girls who  were trained by Mrs. Hamilton were  Jessie Coogan, Thelma Taylor, Katie  Parton, Isabel McPhee, Dorothy Lee  and Leah Davenport accompanied Evelyn McMenemy, Miss Mabel Nelson  and Miss Kennedy gave excellent  piano solos. Mr. Godson gave selections on the mandolin. Mrs. Parton  and Mrs Trethewey each gave a short  address; also sang a duet. Rev. Mr.  Robertson acted as chairmau. Refresh masts' were served and collections amounting to about $15,00 wore  received by the W. C. T. U.  Premier John Oliver, If You Please1  On Tuesday evening last Hon. John  Oliver was chosen at the Liberal caucus as  Premier of the province of British Columbia. It took three hours voting at the session. The ballot was secret. Five were in  the running at the start������������������Messrs Oliver,  Farris, King, Sloan and McLean. It is understood the cabinet is to remain as at the  present time, but probably later Barrow ot  Chilliwack may be made Minister of Agriculture, but at present it is not considered  safe to open even that constituency.  The vacancy arising in Victoria owing to  the death of Premier Brewster will not be  filled during the present session.  The legislature resumed its sessional  work on Wednesday afternoon. As Hon.  J ohn Oliver has been in close touch with ail  the legislation outlined for the session no  delay is anticipated as:a result of ;the death  of Premier Brewster. The latter, while  Premier did not hold a portfolio, and tiiere-  fore jvas not- necessarily t responsible for  any departmental legislation to the extent  of naving to introduce it to the house.- The  Premier will hold three portfolios which  formerly commanded two salaries���������but  the new premier may draw only one salary.  Permier Oliver was born in Hartingdon,  Derbyshire, England, July 31, 1856. \ He  came to Canada in 1870 and lo-cated in Ontario. He worked on the farm in the summer and in the woods in winter, up to 1877,  in which year he homesteaded in Surrey. J.n  1880 he acquired title to his present farm in  Delta, lie was married in 1886 and is the \  father of eight children.  A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT  A very serious accident occurred  on the G. N. track near Abbotsford  on Monday when the N. P. train  which travels over that road from  Vancouver to Seattle left here on  scheduled time 12:40. There was a  slow order over that portion of the  road as it was dangerous, but seemed in good order but covered with  snow. The track spread and gave a-  Way beneath the engine which lolled  over and landed 30 or 40 feet down  the embankment, a mass of scrap  iron covered -with mud and gravel  The U. S. Railway Mail P. 0. followed the engine, dragging with it the  baggage car. Tlie smoker plunged  slightlyforward, burying (he front  part of the car in tho mud and anchored other two cars on the track.  Directly the accident occurred Geo.  Iladley the brakeman who .was uninjured made his way to Huntingdon when a freight engine was rushed to the scene and removed tlie injured men to Dr. Clark s hospital,  Suinas. Dr. Swift arrived in the  meantime and rendered all the assistance in his power. Fireman J.  E. Humhpries had both legs brokf.n  an was injured internally, dying at  5:55 that evening. J. W. Powers  engineer had a leg broken and Fred  Baker, express messenger received  serious injurise in his head. Conductor E. E. Hamilton and Mr. Bur-  kitt, immigration inspector, were in  the smoker and received a nasty  shaking up. Mr. Burkitt had his  hand and knee hurt.  Mrs. Harry Freeman of New Westminster was the only passenger and  escaped with a-serious shaking up. ���������  The train crew* were all from Sea-  ttle.    This was the-only    time    the  fireman went over the road and was  relieving the regular fireman of Sumas.  MATSQUI   SCHOOL   BOARD  Richard H. Port, M. D., was appointed medical inspector of the Matsqui schools, at a salary of $180 a  year, by the Matsqui School Board  at their regular meeting Saturday.  Tho matter of teachers' salary  was laid over for considertation at  "their next meeting.,.  The secretar ywas instructed to  get in touch with thesecretary of the  Abbotsford School Board in reference to their account of $192.81 and  also the account of the Sumas School  Board for ?69'.*31 for pupils attending  the  Huntingdon  school.  The secretary was instructed to  Mrs. James Gibson in regard to the  care and feed of a horse which the  board proposes to purchase to convey  Mrs. Gibson's children -to Mt. Lehman school. Her children have been  attending Jubilee school, which is  four or five miles further than *Mt.  Lehman.  FROM THE FRONT  (From Fraser    Valley Record.)  Pte. Topper is reported as gassed.  Pte. J.-S. Taylor is suffering from  gun   shock.  Pte.  H. S. Crockett of Abbotsford  is reported "Presumed to hav*\ died.'  !_������������_ H  -������������������&_   ,���������_JSl  W%^_-���������,���������,-.  u^,w���������yj���������'_3_?-^_r-^^^ THE AB&OTSFORB POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. d.  g__a_._._���������.jwul.  m__  SBE  T'H'E A BOOTS FOR1J POST  ���������r  Published    every    Krldiiy    by    lhe    Post  I-'ulilltihiii.v- f1om|)"y.  A, weekly Jounuil ilc.-oiiMt lo the Inler-  e;-.l.y oi Abb'oint'ord and sui. --unJInjf di������-  trlcl.  Ai]v<wti������fa������_ Ratss made know.. 11 ap-  plicarion. ,  1.BQAL, ADVERTISING'���������12 ceuts per  line I'm- first insertion, and 8 coins .a nne  toi- all sub.si-ciuent consecutive insertions.  Our Shibboleth���������Hsitliar for uo* agin'  tlie   &ov eminent.  FRIDAY,   MAItCH   8,   19 18  Premier Brewster  Dies At Calgary  The hand of death has removed  Mr. Harlan'Carey Mrowslor from the  leadership of (he Britisli Columbia  Government. The day���������the affer-  'noon���������before his death sanguine  hopes wore enlt-i'lained that he was  surmounting tho crisis of his' illness,  bin later in tho afternoon he suffered  a relapse, and, gradually sinking,  ho passed away before.midnight. The  people of tho Province have learned  of his death with poignant sorrow for  ho was popular wherever he went,  says the Victoria Colonist. The high  regard in. which lie was held by his  '���������close friends, and in3 cordial'relations which existed between him and  his political opponents, ware a tribute to his personalir.3,, which was an  admirable one from e\rcry standpoint  The late Premier was gifted with  deep feelings, lie sought  the power he possessed to do the  the right thing for the Province he  loved so well, and, while wo differed  with him in a political souse, or at  least, with some cf his actions, we  always entertained (he highest respect for his motives and the energy  with which he devoted his talents to  the good of Britisli. Columbia.  Lukes tiie opportunity ol! congratulating Mr. Oliver to . the  high position to which he has  risen, not because we believe  he. is  in  any  more fitted for   the   office   of  Premier of this great and glorious province, taut owing to the  fact that he is Dewdney's representative���������at least he   was  i elected as such,  how  well he  .has'done the representing   act  ��������� we leave it to prominent men in  kill parts of the riding, some of  whom supported him 'last elec-  ; tion,  but  who  at. the  present  time consider it one of the very  unwise acts. -   <>  Hon. John Oliver first received political birth in the Martin  with ail j election, winning over Speaker  Thos. Foster and Mr. J. W. Berry, in 1900, and represented  that riding or nine years. Later he was styled as leader of  the Liberal party but the. McBride railway policy was much  superior, to the Oliver-'Jar dine  Distribution  Charge Too High  What It costs to got Peacli Jam From  ;   the Local Station to    the    Wage-  Eni-nor's Table.  This paper has already printed two  articles giving exact figures' to show  tho comparative cost of, manufacturing certain foodstuffs, what it costs  to bring them long distances to this  city, and what it' costs to distribute  tl'iCiu in the city. ,  it.is clear that the.third, Item em-  W.ay   particularly 'braces apparently far too large a pro,-  1 portion of the final selling price of.  ���������   It   is   tho   personality   of   Premier        ., ,. -,   T  i       ^,-  Brewster which will .survive longest railway policy and John Oliver-  in   the   memory   of   his   friends.   His  tenure   of   office   as   Prime   Minister  went  was not sufficiently lengthy to enable  judgment to be passed on the legislation which he "was instrumental    in  bringing into existence.     It is a tribute to the man himself to know that  he held the esteem and warm, friendship of  his colleagues in office, and  he had. earned the deep respect    of  those wli'o .opposed him in the Legislature.     Of his hone_cy of    purpose  there was never any doubt.    He was  sincere,   and   when   he   deemed   any  matter a question of    duty,    nothing  cuuld    make    him  course.  ' His fellow ministers looked  up to him and placed strong reliance  on his judgment in matters affecting  administration, and  he leaves a gap  iii the .Liberal uarty it will be difficult  to fill.  There is a tragic aspect to his passing at this time, just as he was returning from Ottawn after attending  a conference of Provincial Premiers,  at which matters of .high import to  our part in the war were discussed.  The people were looking forward to  his arrival as it was expected some  new legislation of a far-reaching  character would have been introduced during the present session. His  death may not interefere with the  measures to be taken, but the fact  -he will no longer be here to father  them, 'will cast a gloom over the  session   of   the  Legislature.    Every  back to the Delta ,to grow  spuds. Several-times he tried  to be elected for the Delta but  Lieut. Frank Mackenzie always  sent John back to grow more  spuds. In 1916, Honest John-  Oliver sought new territory in  Dewdney, where lie thought the  electorate was easy and by bluff  and promises, and the fact that  the 'time for a change' was at  deviate from his J hand, he was elected^  As Premier of this province  Hon. John-Oliver has a-glorious  opportunity to retrieve the past  and make himself the most po-  l pular man at the head of af-  1 fairs in the history- of the pro-  ' vince.    Of course he won't take  ! our advice���������he never did, or he  ; would be   still   following   his  honorable occupation as a farmer, which we understand   he  does know something about.  We hope that the new Premier will see that the roads of  Dewdney are kept in as good  repair as they were before he  tho goods, in this period of war it  is especially desirable to -consider  whether this local charge can be reduced. The food controller at Ottawa has. already taken the Issue under advisement with reference to  milk.  The report of the milk committee  oi' the food controller's department  at Ottawa, was issued on Nov. 24,  ili.17. .The documont /shows evidence of a careful and rulnuto survey  deals with the increased cost of production, and particularly with the  excessive spread in prices between  the producer and the consumer.- This  difference'they refer to (page 6) as  tho "Distributor's Spread," and according to, evidence submitted, varied in different localities from 2.75 to  G.5 0 cents per quart.  The, distributor's spread is attributed to an ..unnecessary overlapping In  delivery and the report comments upon the attendant diversion of a groat  number of men arid horses from productive employment. Tlie Frco Press  In this and preceding articles demonstrates that ,this excessive distributor's spread at the point of consumption is not conflend to milk, but is  equally burdensome to the consumer as far as other necessary commode  itios are concerned.  The milk committee, after reciting  in detail the particulars of this extravagance "distributor's spread"  makes its recommendations, which it  is only fair to assume, will be adopted, in hwole or-in part, and the effect will be t oreduce the price of  milk to the consumer, b yorganizing  the- present wasteful methods cf distribution.  The object in publishing these figures is to draw the attention of the  food controller, and the public to the  facts, in the hope'that some release  from this unnecessary and .burdensome distributor's .spread may be  lifted from the shoulders of the consumer. ..,;���������.   ;  . For years the iexcuse, in the west  for high prices, has been the railway  freight and this excuse, like charity  ha3 served to cover a multitude of  burdensome costs. The figures show  the actual freight costs. The additional expense that burdens the dinner  pail rests with the distributor's  spread.  Canned Beans  Beans, Dominion canners, ma- cents  unfacturers price, Mont. 12 11-12  Railway carriage,' Motreal to  Winnipeg ,1416 miles .... 1 1-12  Cost of distribution,-Winnipeg  car to consumer r.. 6  one who has followed politics in! was elected to represent Dewdney. also assist the farmers and  fruit growers in fighting the  mosquito pest and as much for  the other parts of the province  and if he does this we will overlook .the neglect of the past.  The late Premier Brewster  fought against patronage but  in Dewdney we believe there  was a little running rampant,  and jugding by what we have  seen we believe in this respect  the poliry of. the new Premier  is,   . 'to the victor belongs the  British Columbia will, recall the late  Premier's courageous h>ht against  heavy odds on many political questions of the past. His persistency,  and the endurance of his faith in his  beliefs, were powerful factors in winning for him the adherents ..who subsequently placed him in power. That  his tenure of office should have been  so short is very sad, for.'his. career  was being followed with high interest from one end of the Dominion  to the other.  . British Columbia has. just cause to  .mourn  the loss.of..one who had secured  such  a  high  place in  her regard.     He had a staunch and enduring faith in the future greatness of  t.-e Province, and  believed, with all  t.iat courage, which was an outstand- j spoils.'  ing characteristic of ; his,    that    he i  would  have' been able to do    something to increase prosperity and promote the moral  uplift, of the people  whose affairs he conducted.  He was  a Christian, but he dicUnot parade his  Christianity,   and   for     this     reason'  people  believed all  the more In  his \  sincerity.    His death  leaves a great!  .void in. the political-, life of the Pro-1  vince  and   a   vacant  place  in   many-  hearts. .  The new premier of the province hales from the Delta and  ���������was'at the last provincial election elected to represent Dewdney, having to seek a constituency where he was not familiarly known, not the Delta  ���������where he had resided for so  many years and was familiarly  known.  The   Fraser   Valley   Record  Don't be inquisitive ���������oout the affairs of even your moat intimate  friends.  ���������  Any community can endure a coward who is afraid to do wrong.  ABBOTSFORD   DISTRICT . BOARD OF ' TRADE  =__K=_2C_=  President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N: Hill  of Abbotsford, B.C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regard ing manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping" facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  ijl the district, and industries already established.        Jj}  Retail cost at Winnipeg 20  Percentage  Manufacturers  cost   , 64.58  Railway  frieght   '.   5.42  Cost of distribution ..................30.00  We do hot laugh enough.  There is nothing more pleasant  to the ear than the- merry  laugh of the happy, joyous person, and nothing drives away  gloom and care like' a-good  hearty laugh. Laughter and'  good humor make a happy  pieasant home and a cheerful  bright home is the greatest safe  guards against temptations, for  the young. Parents should  guard against this and spare no  pains to make home a cheerful  spot;  100  Peach Jam  Jam, peach, Dominion canners cents  manufacturing price,    -Montreal   .". '. 18     , 1-3  Railway carriage, Mon.t o  Winnipeg 1416 miles ........ 71.-100  Cost of    distribution,    Win.  nipeg car to consumer 10  287-300  Retail!..cost at Winnipeg 30  Percentage  Manufacturers   cost............ ..61.11  Railway  freight     2.37  Cost  of  distribution' .......36.52  100  ���������Raspberry Jam  Jam,, black raspberry also  black currant, Dominion  canners manufacturers  price,   Montreal 20       5-12  Railway carriage         71-100  Cost of distribution, Winnipeg car to consumer....8   131-150  Retail  cost at Winnipeg....30  Percentage  Manufacturers cost ..'. ,:���������......68.05  Railway freight  2.37  Cost of. distribution ......'............2 9.58  .100  A special car of Portage la Prairie  farmers, bound on a sight-seeing trip  to the Coast, were in the Okanagan  last week. The Manitoba farmers  are presumably inspecting orchard  lands with a view of making purchases.  ow-' About Y-oiir  The woman who has    ceased    to  weep is no longer young.  A. FIRM IS'OFTEN JUDGED  BY ITS STATIONERY. WHY  1IA V K      C H E AP     PRINTING  WHEN -WHEN YOU CAN-'  GET NEAT PRINTING DONE  ON GOOD PAPER AT THIS  OFFICE, ALMOST AS CHEAP  A S PLAIN" PAPER. BRING IN  YCUtt ORDERS FOR  \  s. etc.  AS THIS PLANT IS THE ONV  LY UP-TO-DATE PLANT EN  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 HAVE  A LARGE  IT  CAN BE DONE  AT THIS  OFFICE ON SHORT NOTICE.  HAVE THE ERASER VALLEY RECORD    SENT  TO YOUR FRIENDS.   $1.00 Per Year. .-���������'  lITO1   Printer amJ Publisher  IftllO   MOSSIONCTY, BC  ror������]mBm_������:a������w������_mHi_a_.__r.a_i^^  ar*_.:_w,_>_Mr^re������..������*,TO*ra������TO  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  (I  WI_IMIUJtm������MmMTMUItM^ r  I  t  ___M������__MBi  rpr  -f  AtmOTSFORT>  P0PJ11.   ABfeOTStfOftD, B. C.  _.. .!'_  ��������� ������rt ��������� __-wn'.*'  *������������������  V1" 7;4^?fc^',\y5lPo5J?ostPa5i?f  ���������Mi!������*������^  ���������i*i^fMx^^M'*^^fe!^  BW"  fflMAMMM  otsro  her sons to  one magni  in sendm:  e freedom  s- ol  The following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson, killed.  H. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  H. R. Gray, killed.  E. 0. Collinson, killed.  A. Ames, killed.  J. F. Green, killed.  Chas. Wooler,  (Killed)  A. Witchell   (Killed)  M. Mallalue (Killed)  R. Hughes (Killed)  H. Green (Killed)  0. Kidwell, killed.  John Gillen, (Killed)  Sergt. C. T. McPhee  (Kid)  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  A. J. Munro, (Prisoner)  L. Trethewey, (Gassed)  Wm. Morgan (Invalided)  S  McPhee (Wounded)  D. Campbell,  (Wounded)  Albert Davenport (Wound'd)  F. Brown, invalided.  Sid Montgomery  (Killed)  J. L. Sansom, (Returned)  Joe-Mathers (Killed)  Arthur Croke,  (Prisoner)  E. A. Chapman (Killed)     ,  T. M. Hutton, .Killed) M. M.  Stanley Attwood (Killed)  A. C. Dudden (Shell Shock)  M. W. Copeland (Gassed) M.(  A. F. Flumefelt (Killed)  Robert Gillen (Wounded)  G. N. Gillett (returned)  G. Gough (Gassed)  A.Healey (Returned)  C. Hulton-Harrop, M. C.  Fred Knox (Wounded)  P. D. McLagan (Killed)  J. C. Parton (Killed)  A. Pegram, (Wounded)  Maj. B. Pottinger (Killed)  B W. Suthern (Pris. of War)  Walker Wallace (Wounded)  J. Welch (Died of Wounds)  Percy Wilson, (Returned)  Manlius Zeigler (Returned)  Wm. Hunt (killed)  Joe. Willet (wounded)  'AvG.'-AdamBv  E. Anderton.  J. Aitken.  " H. Arnold.  F. Beale.  Steve. Beebe  <_.- Bayes.  Hilliard Boyd.  Ed. Barrett.  ���������"J.-Bousfield.  W. Bowman.  Wm. Bonar  A. A. F. Callan.  J. Ii; Campbell    .  W. Campbell.  Tom Campbell.  E. Chamberlain.  .  Alex. Chisholm  Fred Colbourne  T. Davis.  T. Donnelly.  J. Downie.  Paul Dutase  Andy Ellwood.  Wm. Evans  Norman Evans  Geo. Fadden  A. A: Fermour.  J. Fermor  S- Finch.  J. Fraser,  Clarence Gazley.  D: G-eddes.  E. B. de la Giroday  H. Gordon.  H. Grimley.  J. Hands.  ;    G. E. Hayes.  A. Hicks.  0. Hicks.  Robt:. Higginson  Matt Higginson.  A. Hill-Tout.  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  V. Hulton-Harrop.  are we, who are le  anadian  e sacrifice oi  lervice  K. Huggard.  Ed Hunt  11. Johnston.  J. Kirkbride. /,.,..  S. Knott.  Henry Knox.      .;,,:..,;  W. Laird. ���������������������������������������������._.:������������������...,.  Geo. E. Leary  Roy Mains  ���������Louis Di Lalli (wounded)  David Mathers  T. Mawson.  Frank McCallum .,,....  J. McCormack.  Kenneth McGilivray.  ��������� Stewart McGillivray  . H. McKinnon  Wm. Mclntyre  Matt. Nelson.  Peter Pearson.  T. Perks. .;:-.  R. Peters. i.#:.:!'-''������������������'_  T. Porter .; V ..  ��������� S. Ramsay : ���������-..-  John Rhodes  M. Rhodes.  N. Rucker ..'.;:,.  Geo. Sharp. L-;...  : -Robt. Sim. ,,.,. .-���������  H. Skipworth.   .    :.  -.;   -  John Sinclair.  R. Smart. ';:,!,,  T. Smeeton. .������;:':  H."D. Straiton     ;-;^'/  A. Teng. ��������� '���������';.-.'  W. W. Thaw  T. Usher. V.    -.  - Walker Wallace    '\;.,;.- -  Gordon Walters  Harold Walters  Thos. Walters  ���������Andrew Wells  A.J Williams,  J. 0. Williams.  Percy Wilson.  Warren Welch ._..-  Mi  I' ".  oing to contribute  , as our share,  ave  or en-  Wi^^iffl^MM-vsMfi: ���������I  THE  ABBOTSFORD  POST,   Al-MOTflFOHD,   B.   0  ' InpvwMK n"n������ufwjm<m ������ rranrtt wtr,* inwe r**T*ri  WtTVTtWWMI\V^W^M \WJBm.iMW  S''-_  CO  ���������_^itr_jr^__B/wCT_rat^;y1c^������iwr������������������-������*<i������rn*^w'������l*.'>trtT^_tT*vy.-w *������*.v  :ii.*'T.'i:;i':���������-n.i.i-i*r^r-������.T.:LTiT.iir _iJ*rii>(x*.tXH.vflM*irff av-nrvrr rr������H,m*.Mw:flrvirr,if',ni'.'!rn'ii'<fW*! *  ���������r^wwev*  r>trwTrMf.*������7i*T-tfi  u^miriT(g7n;fnyjTnrl-rr--rrnsfiU_A_a_a_r^^  ft^.^fS^t^_? i'SI-a^sr: _ .������._a;_4������* _*1 _iT.--i.iS;'a_;__  uer's  Wife Expresses "Gratitude"  A grateful, tribute to the splendid work  being done by the Canadian Patriotic  Fund in-Vancouver is contained, in the  following Fletter;and there are many women throughout Canada who can say as  much for other branches, and you would  have to travel.no further than Mission:  "'Dear Sir���������-As one of the many wives.of  soldiers, allow me to ex-press my deepest  gratitude for the great and noble work  that is being done by the Canadian Patriotic, Fund here in this city. I, a beneficiary, am especially grateful,for though  the government would sometimes heedless  ly make' mistakes, causing much inconvenience and discomfort,' not so with the Canadian Patriotic .Fund, whose cheque can be  relied upon to arrive promptly and without  fail on the stated date.  "Perhaps the citizens of Vancouver do not  realize what this means to the woman left  behind amongst strangers, with children to  provide and care for. Sometimes the soldier's wife is criticised for looking smart  and well dressed, but should she be blamed  if through care and a certain cleverness  with her needle she is able to present an appearance'approaching that which she had  when her husband left a good position to go  overseas?  "Anything we receive from the Fund  brings comfort to the wives and children  during the absence of the loved ones at the  front, and we are truly grateful."  4i  "CI  '���������'i  u  at  Br  J". H; JONES  Funeral Director'  A G ������<L\ T FOI t 11 li AI hSTO_i MS  '���������nras__a_nxt_a_iat;:  x������Ix__i___c_:jt_2ti;*_i:a^s2Btrj^;'- ii-,w-j3x_ca_,_a_in__z  ,sli_!ie f/onuectian. ffei.n  i i:^IslTlfji_^_-'_>!_ li^^;^^_i?T .l������"J.__-T^ii?/i^f^i^^^ri-i,!]^*u:  displayed a faculty of gelling at tlie  essentials of any- question before the  Legislature, and was a koen and ablo  critic when in  opposition.  He brought to tho consideration of  political issue.'-'and the affairs ol! tho  country tho s:������ino ordinary business  principles by the following of which  l.e had made a success of li is own  i.hairs, 1-1 is high sense of personal  pad commercial honesty and honor,  hit- frankness and candor showed  nun to be a man eminently fitted for  tho post lie had  attained.  The late Premier was of  list faith and a member of  Baptist church. He wasaiso  her of tho Masonic fraternity  ilits  1'acilie (Jlub.  The Into Premier Brewster, whose  wife predeceased him by live years,  leaves to mourn his loss four children. The eldest, his son Raymond,  is now on active service overscan,  leaving here in    July    last. Of  i:in thrco daughters, Edna is attending Rio u I ton College, Toronto, and  the other two Marjory and Anno,both  young, have-been at home. Ue left  two brothers and a sister.  if* '   "���������]  ft .'.  !  is  /���������  ������1  s   I eiepao  the Uap-  tlie First  a mein-  and of  ��������� Action is.the essence of the contract these days. Action  means speed. We see it every day in the steady increase  in the number of motor cars in use. ^People want to  move, quickly, to ..settle matters promptly. ,��������� ���������  . All the more should the telephone be appreciated.  Nothing is more satisfactory for it delivers the message  and returns the answer immediately. ��������� The motor may be  quick, but theh telephone is- much quicker.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  I)  hi  [  (i  ji*-_j  I! I!  ll H  <>-:���������_  ""���������Mir  __Ku_i_jj__aai__i_t_  ./"^.  _-s.  x*--  Late  Premier's  Career  Hon. Marian Carey Brewster  scvcntceiitli premier of British  lu labia ro hoid ornee since the  vjr.ee entered Confeueiatio'n in  ,  the  Co-  prc-  3 S 7 l.  born n the seaport town of I-iar-  in the Coi'iH.v of .-���������lberc as a  province of New Brunswick, on November 10, .1870, tiio son of v'ii'upi-t  and Amelia Brewsjt'.'.r. he was there  fore in his 4 3th year at the time of  his death. His father was for many  years collector of customs of the a-  was  vt-,y.  md  was a shipbuilder anu J  ������r:i  m-others  hove port i  owner; liis mother was a member  the Wells lamily, one of hi  beisg   liie   late   Professor   James   'li.  Wells, of  McMaster   University  Toronto.'   The   late   premier's   ancestry  was Scotch and English. He completed   his  boyhood   education     in     the  schools of -his native cown and later  he  finished  his  scholastic   education  in liostori.     Jn his early manhood he  left   his   home   town   and   went   to  Boston, where for some time he was  engaged  at  the  trade  o\'  printer  on  one   of   the   newspapers   there.     He  was always proud of the fact that as  a prcatioul    saiior he qualified     ror  mate's papers as a doepsea navigator  The late  premier came  to British  Columbia oyer twenty-five years ago  an   entered   the   employ   of   the   old  Canadian  Pcaific    .Navigation    Company as purser  in  which   highly  responsible position  he gained the respect and confidence of the company,  his fellow officers and the travelling  pubiic.      He aiso served    on    some  other  vessels  in   the  same  capacity.  Then he was for a considerable time  in   the employ   of   the   late  Thomas  Earle, M.  P.  for Victoria,  as a sort  of physician'to sick business.*:     Mr.  Harle,  as   no  old-timer  need  be  reminded, had one of the largest trad-  iag connections on the north Pacific  Coast, and it was a part of Mr. Brewster's duties to audit the affairs    of  the coast trading    posts,    straighten  -out'the tangles  which  some of  the  traders got   into   and   generally     -a  waken new life in their business. In  this he was eminently successful.  From this he went north  to take  what so many claimed when he started   was  an  impossible task,  that oi  eliminating the Oriental both in fishing   and   canning,   and   he   had   the  ! proud   distinction   of   being  the   first  j canner whose output *was caught and  j handled entirely by white and Indian  j labor.    He was the first to introduce  j what is known as the sanitary systen-i  j in   which   the  cans  are  soldered  by  machinery instead of the old stylo of  soldering by Chinese and Japanese.  It was in 19 07  that Mr. Brewster  entered   public   life   as   a   legislator,  when he was elected for Alberni over  Hon.   William  Manson.     In  1909  he  was re-elected, being the only Liberal elected to the legislature when Sir  Richard   McBride went to  the country  on  his  railway  policy.       At  the  general election in 1912  he was not  again   a   candidate   in   Albsrnl.     He  contested a .seat in Victoria with. R.  T. Elliott, K. C. as a running mate.  v< At the provincial  .Liberal convention  held in Revelstoke in 1913  Mr.  Brewster was unanimously elected as  the  leader of  the party,  and  he at  once   set  about   its     reorganization.  The.result  of  his   work  and   of  the  confidence of the public in him as a.  man was his succession to the position of premier.       When Mr. Bowser  made up his mind lo challenge an expression, of the opinion of the elector-  ' ate here by taking Mr. Flumerfelt in-  j to iiis cabinet, necessitating a bye-ei-  i ecfioii to fill the vacancy left by the  I resignation  of  Sir  Richard  McBrido  j the Liberals of the city unanimously  ! selected  their  leader  to  contest  the  I election.    At that time he was one of  the  four  candidates  in   the  field   in  : the   interests   of   the -party   for   the  j general  election  whenever it should  .'come.     Pie secured a large majority  ; over   Mr.   Flumerfelt,   and   with   his  j confrere, Mr. M. A. Macdonald, who  1 had been elected a short time before  j at. the by election in Vancouver, he  j sat in the 19lu session of the Legis-  ! lature, the last of the old administration.     The result of the general elec-  ��������� tions held  on September  14 of that  'year  are still  fresh  in  the  memory  J of   the  people of   the  province.    At  the  head  of  the  Liberal  forces  Mr.  Brewster swept the country, his par-  Regret Expressed  By Leaders  Hon. John Oliver, acting Premier  when the news of the late Premier's  death reached-him, expressed his  sense of loss in feeling terms. "1,  with other members of the Cabine  have been severely shaken by the  ne>'>s tonight. I can scarcely realize  that Premier Brewster is gone. We  have had clcse personal and political  relationships for years, and what, 1  may say, were more than close relations since he entered the Leaisla-  cure. I feel as if I mid lost a brtoh-  er. When we got the news it was all  the more shocking because it- was  so unexpected. We had been led to  uelieve, from messages we had received earlier in the day, that the  Premier had passed the crisis and  was on the fair road to recovery and  return, to the. Province. Kence it is  -.hat i can hardly yet appreciate the  fact that wo.have lost him."  Opposition leader, Mr. Bowser  pays the following tribute to the late  premier: Personally J have always  regarded him as a fine type of citizen  ani while v,'e have been politically  opposed, 1 have always regarded him  as easeiiliallly a man cf fairness in  criticism, a strenuous opponent, but  always straightforward, and a man  whose personality everywhere won  tor him friends. Every member of  the Opposition regarded the-Premier  most highly, and despite political  differences, looked upon him as a  personal friend. H is loss at ��������� this  juncture will certainly be severely  leiu, not alone by his confreres and  party, but by. the whole province. It  it is all the more regrettable, because  the late Premier was just in the  prime cf life and there appeared to  iie before him many more years of  useful work for this province. The  sympathy ��������� of every one will go out  to his family in their bereavement."  HATZIC Vv. i: AND  H'ATZIO  FKUIT GROWERS  (.From Fraser    Valley Record.j  ty   being  returned   to   power   by   an  charge of a salmon   cannery on  the j overwhleming majority, the first occasion on which a Liberal administ-  Skeena river, where his management  speedily made itself felt.,He had a  great deal to do there as well as in  other parts of the province, in stim  ulating the development of the province, especially in the fishing industry. Then he became one of the  .owners and manager of the Clayo-  cjuot Sound Canning Company, Ltd.,  the plant of which, is situated on  Kennedy river, on the west coast of  Vancouver Island.    He accomplished  ration was returned since th eiucept-  ion of party government in British  Columbia in 1903. The government  took cilice on November 191G, and  since then Hon. Mr. Brewster directed its affairs in a manner which had  gained him the confidence of the people of the province. Of his career  in office little need be said, as his  record has in the past fifteen months  is  known  to  all.    In   the House  he  A meeting of the above associations was held in^the Hatzic Hali on  I'.farch Dth when Miss Perry, National Service Secretary came to discuss  .the question of Fruit Pickers, in  the unavoidable absence of both the  President and the Vice-President of  the W. 1., Mr. Moody was voted to  Lhe chair and ably presided.  After some discussion re prices for  1918 compared with those for 1917  and hearing some suggestions from  Miss Perry with regard to plans being formulated, the following resolutions were passed:  RIoved by Mr. McTaggart and seconded by Rlrs. Henry, That Miss Perry urge the Government to undertake to form registration bureau for  the Fruit Pickers in all districts, the  government to assume all financial  obligations   connected  with  same.  That the Fruit Growers will do  all they can to help the Pickers on  their side and that the price suggested per crate is the best they can  give.    Carried  unanimously.  Moved by Mrs. Noble and seconded  by Mrs. Fripp, That Miss Perry, be  asked to come back to Hatzic after  her visit' to Victoria, to report progress.    Carried.  Moved by Mrs. Noble and seconded  by Mr. McTaggart, That a vote of  thanks be given to Miss Perry and  the W. W. C. A. for their efforts on  behalf of the fruit growers.    Carried  IMMUJIU���������MlUUfU


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