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The Abbotsford Post 1918-03-22

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 ������������������/" ;->������  i^  With which h incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XV., No. 20.  JVBBOTSFORD. B, a, FRIDAY,   MARCH 22, 1918  Registration Bureau  "To Open-On April 1.  Provincial Government Co-OpornMiitf  With-tlio V. \V. ('. A. lo Get  Women to Help on (lie l-and  Suggests Tax To  Fight The Pest  Premier's Solution ol' Problem of  MnKlieuUng Mosquito Pest���������Cannot Make Any Grant.   T  Tlie provincial government tliroiigli  the Labor Department,is undertaking  ��������� tho work ol' securing girls for assistance on the land in the coming'Summer Miss I'erry, National Secretary  ot tho Y. \V. C. A., who has been  visiting in the ProvJiico for soino  weeks past, and who has just returned from a tour ol' Lhe Okana^nn, Fraser River Valley and Vancouver Island agricultural districts, reports on  the progress made, and states thai  an arrangement has been come to between Lhe Government and the Association which she represents in con-  nection with this matter of employment of women on the farms.  "The  Government has    requested  ��������� the Y. W. C. A. to co-operate in this  movement to arrange for the girls for  harvesting fruit" she said. "We will  undertake the registration, placing  and' general supervision of all- who  are sent out to do this work. We  will have three different registration  bureaus,  one in Victoria,     one    in  . Vancouver and one in New Westminster.    Each bureau will have its head  at the Y. W. C. A. building.''  ';'������������������ -:- Beginning April 1-  "Registration of the girls will begin the first of April and will go on  until the end of the month," armounc  ed Miss Perry, who stated that it  was estimated that at least 2,00 0  girls would be required. Already  there had been many demands from  the farmers for women assistants and  from one district alone had come a  request for no less than 1100 girls.  The movement to place women in  the agricultural districts to help the  country out at this time in a crisis  brought about by the war is to be  known-in this Province as "The B. C.  National Service Girls," the idea being to give tho thing a title corresponding in diguity to the "Soldiers  of the Soil'' movement for boys.  "The Government has given us  ���������permission to call oif any other organized bodies to assist us so as to  make the movement one of nationwide significance and one to which  all can give help," she explained.  Among the centres at which Miss  Perry addressed meetings in the interests of this movement during the  last few weeks have been Vernon,  Summerland, Kelowna, Mission and  (on .the Island) Gordon Head^ -At  \ anion the meeting was held under  the auspices of the Board of Trade  and the Farmers' Institute jointly.  All women or girls who are willing  and anxious to help are requested to  ���������register as soon as the bureaus are  opened.  Gifford, March IS.���������Premier Oliver advis'od tho delegation'from the  Fraser Valley, who. Interviewed him  last week relative *t.o securing a  grant to help h'vht the mosquito pest  to rhavo the torritory affected divided into districts and a tax imposed  for the purpose by the municipalities, and promised the government  would tax the residents of government-controlled territory in the  same way. He was unable to make  a-direct-grant owing to the low' ebb  of provincial finances at the present  time.  This was the gist of the reports  given by Councillors Aish and Melander, the Matsqui delegates, to the  Council   Saturday.  The Matsqui Extraordinary Traffic  Regulation  Bylaw     received     three  readings.  F. W. E. Burnham wrote the council in the interests ��������� of the Serbian  and Montenegrin War Hospital fund,  The letter was filed.  A letter, from W. E. Scott deputy-  minister of, agriculture, exhorted the  virtues of whale' $72 per.  toii'f. o. b. Victoria. Coun. Melander  thought the price too high for the  farmer but it might be all right.for  the proprietor of a vacant lot in the  City. He didn't consider-it a perfect  fertilizer as there was no potash in  it.  The F. M. Singer Co. offered to  give $50 in cash or work towards repairing the Station road to Alder-  grove. This company uses this road  extensively and their offer was considered very generous. Matsqui'and  Langley will provide the balance  needed to do the work,  "FARM OR FIGHT9  ���������PERSONALS  A number of jourig people went to  Vancouver on'.Friday to attend the  rink ' on Saturday as- it closed that  night for the,Reason.      ���������_ .   ;  ' Mrs. Kirkpatrick, and son Master  Gordon were over from Clayburn to  St 'Patrick social on Monday night.  Mr. John McCallum of Vancouver  spent Sunday* with- his parents Mr.  and Mrs. Alex McCallum.   .  Mr. j! A. McGowan returned home  on Sunday after a week in the local  hospital with, a very severe attack,of  quinsy.   ' ���������  Mrs. Stiff ins, and Ina Fraser were  down from Chilliwack for the St.  Patrick social-on Monday night.  Miss Anna McCallum has been visiting with her. brother Mr. J. McCallum in Vancouver.  Miss Bell of Mt. Lehman was the  guest.of Mrs. Martin this week.  ������ .    .       TTIll.���������      V  Fill Out And File  Income Tax Forms  Income   War   Tax   Forms   Must   Bo  Filed ��������� Before March  3.1st  'It is inevitable that an income war  tax law should have been placed on  the statute books. The growing,, demands made upon Canada, as one  of the free nations of the world, engaged in the life and death battle  with the forces of barbarism, and  the necessity of distributing the  burden as equitably as possible'made  the imposition of a tax, based upon  ability tp pay, merely a matter of  form.  All the great nations engaged in  gg^>8      $1.0)0 per Year  Can Charge As  You May Please  Matsqui Council Will Permit Mission  Company to Make Own Charge.  Gifford, March 18.���������The Matsqui  council at their meeting'Saturday in  the Agricultural Hall cancelled .sec-  Lion five fo their agreement with the  Mission Telephone Company entered  into in 1911, which fixed the rate  to be charged by the company to'its  subscribers at $1.25 from Mt. Lehman and other places relatively. The  rate to be charged was left open to  be settled by the'company and the  people affected.  This was done in response to an  application made by A: A. Lane and  All tne ������ieui  nanuna   _li_.vo~~  ���������������- j appuuai.iuii. i..u.~.^ ~j  -��������� ���������   -  tho conflict have found it necessary - E>  Blign   two  directors of  the Mis  to make the income tax one of theii  principal sources of revenue. Among  *��������� *" -- .*. - .   C        4-1, A  est of Mrs. Martin this week. the more striking evidences' of the  The chimney on Mr.-Hill's house 1    m t0 winin these times of sacrifice  was "burning out and. Mr. - Hill  wasj ,_  tl,��������� ;,���������i���������������-  ,,,,-n-,   wM/*h  thfi'neonle  ascending a ladder to quench the fire'  and slipped, unfortunately breking  his leg. A new manager has charge  of the bank' in the meantime.  Mr. Camberlain has been discharged from the army and has returned  from Vernon, .where he has been on  guard. Returned soldiers who are  able are being placed there.  .Mr. H. B. Kill who has been sick  for some. time, has apparently had a  ��������� ��������� ���������     ���������* * ���������.���������ii iw.  is the spirit with which the people  of Great Britain���������upon whose shoulders rests the major portion of the  war's financial burden���������are going  about the work of suplying the sinews of war. The people of France  and the United States are as. cheerfully, doing their. part and it is a  foregone conclusion thjat the people of Canada; already inured to  sacrifice, will make of the income  war tax an oppotunity to' serve the  slight relapse, which all hope will be   holiest'cause which has ever engaged  of  short duration. | the attention of  mankind.  Mrs.--J."King and children left last  Under the auspices of the Ladies'  Aid of the Clayburn Presbyterian  church, a potato pie. supper will be  given in the church on Fci te.y evening. March 22.  . Mr. and Mrs. A. Davis of Claburn  are receiving-the congratulations of  th^ir friends upon the arrival of a  bi-by daughter.  On Monday evening the residents  of Clayburn, to the number of over  forty,   paid   a   surprise  visit   to   the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Cruick-  shanks   at ��������� Maple   Grove.    The   purpose of the visit was to extend  to  Sergt. Wallace Cruickshank and Pte.  Ewen Gillies a hearty welcome home  and to voice the great appreciation  felt by the people of Clayburn at the  splendid record of devotion to duty  held by'these two young men. Sergt.  Cruickshank was so badly wounded  in the mouth and jaw that he had  to  be  fed  through  a tube  for  over  a  year,  during a  great part of  the  time   suffering  intense    pain     from  toothache,which could not be alleviated.  A  very  pleasant  time was  spent  at  the  home  of Mr.   C.  T.   Purvijr,  when   a   surprise   party   was   held  There were about 2 5 present at the  gathering,   which   was  in   honor   of  Mr. Eaton, representing the Y.' M.  C. A., of Vancouver, was in Mission  City on Tuesday of this week interesting the boys and others in the  Soldiers of the Soil movement.  He visited our high and public  school   explaining   the , movement.  In conversation with Mr. Eaton he  pointed out how last year in Ontario  6000 boys, under the supervision of  sixteen men, placed in charge-by the  national council of the Y. M.  C. A.  had   worked   upon   the   farms.    So  satisfactorily   had   been  that     work  that   this  year  the  farmers  of   Ontario, had asked for the services ot  12,000   boys.    Upon  the  request  of  the food controller the Y.  M.  C. A.  had agreed to organize a similar system throughout all the provinces. In  British Columbia they had obtained  the co-operation of the education department and of the department of  agriculture,  the latter attending to  the applications from farmers in this  province, the    former    placing    the  scheme before the boys and affording  them every facility for entering into' it.  Every high school in the province  has been visited with a view to interesting the boys in the work and  it is believed that many of the boys  will offer themselves for work on  the farms this year. The movement  is noattempt to exploit the boys for  the benefit of the farmer. The farmers were in urgent need of help  and the boys, besides being paid a  fair wage for their work, Avould receive an invaluable education in certain  of. the practical  essentials    of  farming.  It is the opinion of many that every boy able to work upon the farm  ought to do so for at least two  months of the year. This war would  eventually resolve itself into an economic struggle and the new slogan  "Farm or Fight'' should be adopted  by everyone. For the boys this  movement is the nation's call to service and imposed upon them a solemn national obligation. They  were to take their places in the second line of defence and "carry on"  with  grim  determination.,  All farmers who read  this  paper  should write the Y. M. C. A. at Van-  JLUIO.U.    i^u0    ������������������_        week for'Onegpn."', Mrs. King intends  making-- an" extended visit at home  of Mr. King, Snr.  The St. Patrick social at the homo  of Mrs. Fraser was a great success.  The house was well filled and. all enjoyed a very social evening.    A good  programme was rendered.      In    the  Irish  contest- the winners were, Mr.  Alex.   McCallum and    Mrs.  Thomas  The prizes were real Irish too, Mr.  McCallum's being a Paddy green box  with a clay pipe decorated with green  ribbon   while  Mrs.  Thomas  received  an Irish apple cored and filled with  chocolates.'   Tapp's  orchestra  favored  the gathering with a number of  selections, the famous quartette rendered two selections; piano solos by  'Miss''.Helen-McCallum and Miss Evelyn McMenemy; vocal solos by Mrs.  Groat,.Mrs. Bedlow, Miss Bell of Mt.  Lehman, Miss Kennedy and Mr. Jack  Kennedy,   readings   by   Mrs.   Ferris  and Mr. Colin Fraser and lecitation  by Mrs. Parton and Miss Laura Mc-  Kimion.    Refreshments were served  and among the good things were Irish scons, buttermilk and praty salads.    Rev. Mr. Robertson ably filled  the chair and was quite Irish for the  evening.  The ladies of St. Paul church, of  Huntingdon held a reception at the  home-of Mrs. F. Tapp on Friday evening March .15th to welcome Rev.'  Robertson and Mrs. 'Robertson and  Mrs. Frazer. A few Abbotsford people .received invitations. All report a  pleasant evening. -  ; Mrs. Dawkins gave a tea to some  friends last Friday. Her mother Mrs.  Mirril from Burnaby is visiting her.  Miss Grace Kennedy visited, Mrs.  Mains, of'Craig-over the week end.  Like the Fathers of the American  Revolution, the free peoples of the  earth have dedicated their lives,  their fortunes and their sacred honor to the'cause v/hich. they espouse.  The call upon the fortunes of the  people of Canada is to take the form  sion Telephone Company, who stated  they could no longer operate at the  old rates owing to the increased  cost of material and the high price of.  labor.' They asked that tho rate b$  raised to $2 per month within a iwV  mile radius of the C. P. R. bridge.  Tlie council disposed of tho matter by cancelling tho old ratoB and  allowing the company to make their  own   charge.  ���������n���������*> 4������ ��������� ���������������������������* ������������������' ���������   ��������� .������ ���������-- ��������� ii ��������� t. im  More Instructions  About, Parcels  I The German authorities have is-  i sued -a memorandum, -to the effect  that parcels for Prisoners of War  interned in Germany must be addressed to the "parent" (or main)  camps to which the Prisoners belong  and must not bear the names of  any branch or working camps or of  ���������*   ��������� -1-    i-������.~    Ti~.S--.-n_  people of Canada is to take the form       * _ tQ whicn the Prison  of a graduated tax on all incomes ot | ������*   . detailed for special ser-  $1,500  and over enjoyed by all un-   er n������b  married persons, or widows and wid-   V1^-  -  -. 1 _ -    A. .1.    !1   rl-rtAM II]  owers without dependant children,  and of $3,000 and over, enjoyed by  all other persons, as well as by all  corporations and joint stock companies.  The Departmtnt of Finance is now  calling for the filling of the necessary forms,. filled out as required,  before the 31st of March. While penalties for failure to carry out the requirements of the act are provided,  It is confidently expected that the  people o"f Canada, jealous of their  right to play a major role in Lhe  conflict,, will-respond to this latest  call in a spirit of  quiet patriotism.  Wearfs Criticism  the  birthdays   of  Mr.  .Purver,  Miss j couver should they require help such  Purver aafl M. Virtue. las the boys are willing to give.  Mrs. T. J. Tapp held a reception  in honor of the Rev. W. Robertson  the new pastor at her home on  Friday.  Edgar Tapp has gone to Seattle to  enter the G. N. R. shops to train for  an engineer. '  Thursday last at the home of Mrs.  Fraser York. An address was given  by Mrs. J. W. Wilson on "Our Feathered, Allies". A collection was  taken up in aid of-the prisoners of  war.  The work of erecting the new pea  mill will cost about $8,000 and the  building will be south of the Northern Pacific station. The mill will  will be uder the supervision of Mr.  H. R. George, of Bellingham. It  will be completed about September  and will be ready to handle next  season's crop. ._._.���������_  peas is grown locally and which now  command a very high price. This  mill be able to handle a thousand  tons, drying, cleaning and-splitting  them.  , Tn a letter to a daily paper in Vancouver, Mr. J.'W. WearL, M. L. A.,  has the following to say:  "British Columbia is suffering today from the lack of population. No  true balance exists. There is no population on the farms to purchase  the wares of the manufacturer, to  feed the city dweller, the miner or  the lumberman. The freight rates  and duty on imports increase. the  cost of living, is there a remedy?  The answer is, population, more population, the agriculturist.  "The mineral industry has a responsible minister to look after its  special needs. So has education; so  .has the' finance department, so has  the department of justice and the de-  ���������partment of works, lands, water  rights and timber. Three very important branches are under one head  agriculture, horticulture, live stock,  and all kindred activities are coupled with railways under one departmental head, who also adminsters  the Land Settlement Act. Are any  of these more important than  land  settlement?  No matter what ability    a    man  ; The memorandum states that the  Prisoners who have been detailed  for services outside the "parent"  camps have been enjoined by the  German authorities from the very  first, to inform in this sense any  relations or other persons from  whom they expect to receive postal  parcels. Parcels for Prisoners of  War in hospitals also come within  the meaning of these regulations.  | In the interests of the Prisoners it  lis therefore essential that these regulations should be strictly adhered  to as otherwise the German authorities will not deliver the parcels to  Lhe Prisoners of War for which they  are intended,,and it is suggested that  persons in Canada when writing to  Prisoners in Germany should ascertain definitely the name of Lhe "parent" (or main) camp so that they  can comply with the regulations of  Lhe German authorities in addressing  parcels to Prisoners.  R.  M. COULTER, Deputy Postmaster  General.  How Capt. Martyn  Won His Decoration  The London Gazette gives the following particulars of the manner in  which Capt. D. B. Martyn, of Maple  Ridge won his Military Cross:  "Capt. Donald Martyn led his com  pany for seven hours in the midst of  desperate fighting, twice finding himself the only survivor.''  Capt.  Martyn was a    member of  the Maple Ridge Council when  the  war broke out.    He immediately enlisted  in   the   104th  Regiment,  and  went overseas with one of the first  drafts   of   the   47th   Battalion;   was  severly   wounded   at     Festubert   in  April, 1916. He spent a few months  convalescing  in     England  and   was  ^"NTmatter what ability    a    man J panted leave of absence long enough  may have, no matter how speedy he 15������ r?tu��������� t0 RlPley* Ontario, his boy-  may be to grasp and dispose of work j hood home, ._where he was married,  there is a limit to his capacity.'' ***""  Are They Pro-German  The disloyalty of the Finns in  Maple Ridge to the Allies and their  pronounced pro-German proclivities  seem to call for action. Councillor  McArthur declared recently that one  ady to nantut* ubai. ��������� fellow' (from the suffix-to his name,  A large quantity of | "ski," evidently not a Finn)   would  'not be employed  by his consent.  Don't be a spasmodic advertiser,  Its constant dripping of water thaL  wears the stone away.  GIFFORD NOTES  George McCallum was operated on  ���������in the hospital at Sumas for hernia  and is reported to be doing nicely.  Dr. Dalton performed the operation.  Police Commisisoner Satchel who  has been ill with pleurisy for over a  month was able to be out and attend the meeting of the police commission.  Coun. Phiney is confined to the  house with  an attach  of la  grippe.  A whist drive was held at Dennison on Fridaly evening last which  realized $27 for patriotic purposes.  vs_^Br:t___mwrJ_MiiiL._ -a-raftyMfcV'iWWftjtli^^ THE AB^OTSFXmD POST. ABBOTSFORD, B.  o.  jt3L'������HMu.|iterw������  m."j. i'iiiLi������i"*'-*-'wj>i>"������i������'  TIIJK ABBOTSFORD POST  ���������Published   'uvery    Ki-lduy    by    Uie    Post  PubUtlilnif CoinpjMiy.  A, weekly .Jout.-mil devoted to tlie Intor-  uidlutr dbi-  e.--LM of ALiljotsiWd unii aut  trio I.  Advertising Bates made knaw^ Ti np-  plioitlou.  L.BGA.L ADVliiKTlSlNQ���������12 cuntu par  line for first ln.y������rUon, iind d ceiics uiinc  tor ull subMCiquejii conwecuiive Insertions,  Q*ir Shibboleth���������iTeltlier for nor sarin1  blio   Gtovsxniaont.  FRIDAY,  MARCH 22, 1918  :t S1III Pays To Advertise  ��������� A few days ago' 37 sacks of  uiiaicji'ii department store catalogues arrived in Trail, (not  Mission City) and evidently it  pays to advertise in this way.  Therein is a . moral i'or the  small town merchant, which is  . tersely commented on as follows by the Kamloops inland-  Sentinel::  "The spring edition of the  Canadian Bible printed in Toronto, is. being distributed  throughout, the city. It is larger  than ever. The appearance of  this book each quarter is the  best evidence in the word thai  it pays to advertise. Tlie Toronto department stores have  . offered the Standard-Sentinel  two and three times its regular  advertising rates to accept announcements from them, but  the management lias invaribly  turned them down.  "They keep on advertising  by catalogue and- newspapers  in other towns, and they.continue fo get business because  they do advertise. If they cut  out advertising for three  months, .there would not be a  dollar of Kamloops money go  to the department houses in the  east, and yet there are business  people in Kamloops and other  towns in.British Columbia who  say it does not pay to aaver:ise  in small towns, and at the  same time, kick on the people  sending their money down east  "There is no question about  the pulling influence of advertising in the local paper. It  beats any other method of advertising on earth, for several  reasons, which we need not enumerate here. A man running  a peanut stand can make money  by advertising. If he advertises that he has got the most palatable peanuts' that can be purchased, and if he stands, back  of his advertising with the  quality of his goods, he will  sell bushels of peanuts where  he sold pecks before. It pays  to advertise and it pays to advertise in the local paper of  your town."  'man  of that place  converted,  (the immediate payment of their  (back    subscriptions    was    the  .first step to be taken. towards  ?;he desired end.    That's a good  (practical suggestion.    When a  \mun walks into a printing office and planks' clown the cash  ���������for  ten   or  fifteen- years  back  'subscription  he's got genuine  'lycd-iu-the-wool  religion,  and  ��������� t makes a profound impression  on the editor.���������Oshawa Times.  When a man is nearly frozen  from a ten mile drive on a cold  winter clay, he will hardly stop  to read a plank advertisement.  But at home in his arm chair  with his legs crossed before a  cheerful fire he reads his local  aper, and while he is feeling  good and has plenty of time,  picks out the live business men  of the town from the advertisements in the paper and makes  up his mind where he will trade  on his nert trip to. town.  If there is any dog in a man  it is pretty apt to growl whew  his food is not to his taste.  ROAD MAKING  Among the many good things  which help to make up the happiness of the homes of this district, are the weekly visits of  this paper.  An eastern catalogue house  has written this paper again  asking us for our advertising rates. The firm states,  "Upon inquiry we find that no  other advertising medium does  roach the people of your district  the same as the Fraser Valley  Record does." We have not  yut sent the rates, although  we may do so.  Who is the greatest woman  in all history? One hundred  and fifty school teachers recently answered the question,  and with enthusiasm and unanimity the judges awarded the  prize to the one who made this"  reply: "The wife of a farmer  of moderate means who does  her own cooking, washing, ironing, sewing, brings up a family of boys and girls tp be  useful members of society and  has time for intellectual improvement."  It is said than an evangelist  recently told the people of a  neighboring town that if they  wished to see   the   newspaper  There are many miles of road  which must be maintained by some  neans, more or less inexpensively.  On the Dominion Experimental  '"arms, the-Split-Log Drag is found  :,o be one of 'he most useful implements for this purpose. It is now  'n use in many localities and an increasing mileage of the rural highways of this country is being kept  .n repair economically by the use of  h's simple implement.  A dry sound cedar log is the  best material for a drag, 'the hard  voods being usually too heuvy for  .his purpose. The log should be  mm seven to eight feet long and  ,'rom ten to twelve inches in diameter and carefully sawn down the  -ni.irlle. The heaviest and best slab  -.iionid be selected for the centre,  ���������::'.) !" ;' sides to the front and set  , ���������;������������������':.���������. -��������� L::-ity inches apart, giving  '-ii-* I..-..- :��������� ;*.'.!' a s<2t-back of sixteen  ���������virjhtp^n inches al the right end so  b-K. vliei the drag is drawn along  it an angle parallel to the ditch on  i*e right side of Hie road, the end  -���������i the back half will b>-> directly behind the front half,-as o:'i:*r., ise th  I' end of the rear slab woulu*  :U������ out past the ditch end. oi the  front slab, crowding into 'he bank  and Interfering with the proper work  ing of the drag.  . Two cross-pieces are wedged in  two-inch holes bored through the  ���������Jabs and on the right hand side a  ;>i-*ce of scantling is inserted between theh ends of the slabs. This  is of great value in strengthening  and stiffening the end of tlie front  slab.  Th" working a clay or gumbo road  it is advisable to put iron on the  J over edge of both flat sides. Handles  nr-'.y be attached to a piece of iron  similar to a piece of wagon tire, the  Ircns to be hinged to the back of  each end of the front slab. By  pressing tiie handles the drag could  he'".uV'fl. ihuu di.:positing a load of  dirt which is desired to fill a hollow  or increase the crown at some particular  spot.  A platform of inch boards held together by threo cleats should be  jtliicod on tho stakes between the  slabs. These boards should be spaced at least an inch apart to allow  any earth that may heap up and fall  over the front of the slab to alft  through upon the road again. The  end cleats should be placed so that  they will not rest upon the cross  stakes, but drop inside them. These  chjats should extend about, an inch  beyond the finished width of the  platform. An extra weight may be  added if necessary but it ia seldom  needed.  To use the drag, attach a chain to  the left cross piece which is behind  the front slab, running the other end  of the chain through the hole in the  front slab near the right end. It is  a mistake to hook the chain over the  front slab as in the case of the other  end  for  when  the    drag  strikes  a  end of Lhe chain drawn through tho  hole In Lhe ..slab as suggested, this  danger is entirely obviated.  The operation of the drag iS'very  simple though there are many fino  points that mal' be, learned by experience. l*"or ordinary smoothing purposes,tho drag may be drawn up and  down the road one or two rounds  commencing aL tho edge and working towards the centre Usually it is  drawn at an angle of 4f> degrees. For  tho last stroke or two the drag may  bo drawn backwurds'with tho round  side of tho slab to (.he front and with  comparatively iil.tlo angle.  There are two stages when roads  will drug and''one when, you cannot  do a Job satisfactorily. ,The -first  stage is when they are. in a very  sloppy condition in tho spring or in  other seasons after a heavy rain. A  road may then be shaped up woiulor-  L'uly well; and after the surl'aco has  a chance to dry a little, before It is  cut-up with traffic, it will mako a  smooth lino road. Dragging al. this  stage (Ills ruts an,d sends wafer to  the ditches. After this soft, stage,  comes a sticky stage when tho mud  will"roll up under the drag and the  road cannot be reduced to a satisfactory condition."After this again when  the surface approaches a crumbly  mixturo, the drag may bo used very  successfully .  gFF  ____  ���������fflS3S2SE*^v  . After The Surtax  Eighteen hundred farmers residing  in the unorganized districts of the  Province signed, tho pofifiou which  was presented to the Provincial Legislature, in which the Government  is requested to remit and abolish the  sur-tax brought into being last year  and by which taxation on the lands  hi urorgaiiized districts was doubled  to value the lands for assessment  pin-poses in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Agriculture by abolishing  the tax on improvements on farm  lands; to provide that Courtis of Revision appointed under the Taxation  Act be composed' of a County Court  Judge assisted by two. competent assessors residing in the district for  which the Court of Revision is held  and to take such other remedial  measures for the amelioration of the  condition of agriculturists' in unorganized districts as may-seem necessary.  While the petition was so largely-  signed, the fact, is that those signatures secured we're' obtained within  ten days and those responsible for  largely increased the petition claim  that had more time been at the disposal the number of . signatures  would have been very largely increased.  ABB0TSF6K0   DISTRICT BOARD OF   TRADE  r,czz  ^President, Hope Alanson   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  iMeeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Wi'ite the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled, shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the'farm and fruit lands of  ������ the district, and industries already established,.        m  The Farmers' Petition  By CISSY  had experience in"GRAPHOLOGY, offers to tell the character of 'th* readers of this paper,  from  their handwriting.  Specimens are to be written on one  side of the sheet of unruled paper  and to consist of a quotation, poetical or otherwise, of at least four  lines. It is not necessary for t\o  writers to sign their names. Any  nom de.plume, or initial that wi'l  distinguish each one's own .delineation will suffice.  With each specimen, we ask for the  small sum of ten cents and all proceeds will be devoted equally between  the Patriotic'and Prisoners of War  Funds. Address all correspondence  to Box 6, Mission City, B. C.  TEXADA��������� (Van Anda)��������� Ambitious, buoyant, humorous, canny, en-  orgGtic, direct, agreeable, adaptable,   conscientious  and  hopeful.  PORK &���������(Peardonville)���������:Has  sense of form; is adaptable, but  has lost initiative. " In spite of that  loves to rule and dominate where  possible; also has independence of  spirit. Is conscientious, . approba-  tive and practical.  INVESTIGATOR���������Acute,   opinion-  ative, industrious, acquisitive, forc������-  fui,  economical,  courageous,  reserv-  i ed,   single-minded,   easily   ��������� discouraged or saddened.  VANCOUVER CITY FARM  An experimental farm and open-  air agricultural college is planned hv  Superintendent George D. Ireland of  the city relief department, acting in  conjunction, with the Agricultural  College at the B. C. University, for  the old courthouse square.  (Enough should be raised on this  site to feed the city of Vancouver,  and have some to spare, if the gale  blows the right way.  Three pure bred Holstein Friesian  dairy cows were recently bought by  a Chehalis farmer for $2000, the  purchaser being a Mr. M. P. Frame,  stone or snag there is great danger j who paid respectively $1000, $700  of toppling forward. With the right ��������� and $3 00 for the animals.  Not once but many times we have  pointed  to the undesirability of the  surtax which  last year was imposed  on- farm lands in unorganized districts of the Province, says the Victoria Colonist. The farmers themselves are a unit in recognizing the  iniquity of this measure at a time  when they are being asked to produce more. The nature of the petition presented to the Legislature  gives an excellent impression of their  views, and we sincerely hope it will  carry weight with the Government.  The Provincial exchequer requires a  larger ^revenue but we know of no  reason why the funds should be  swelled up at the expense of such  farming operations as are conducted  in this Province. Very many of the  farmers affected are only living from  hand to mouth. We have no figures  available but venture to say a considerable proportion were unable to  pay their surtax. If ever there was  a tax in war times which should be  remitted and abolished it is. that  which was imposed on the farmers  in this Province last year without  any legitimate excuse save that the  Provincial exchequer needed the money.  As long as the surtax prevails on  farming   lands   in  British   Columbia  we venture to say that the admonition about increased production will  be received with considerable incredulity.    In reality the tax is one on  production and is distributed among  farmers, the great bulk of whom are  only operating in a small way. We  would  like, to  see  our  Government  take a more business-like view of the  development   of  agriculture   in   this  Province.     It  is  the  farmers  themselves who could be called into consultation on the subject and special  attention should be paid to >ne different classes of land, the configuration   of  the  country,  the  difficutiea  regarding   markets  and  transportation, and other aspects which prevail  elsewhere are largely worthless when  applied in this Province.    Somo time  ago the Province had a 'R'oyal Commission on Agriculture, which made  some exhaustive investigations. Some  of the recommendations it advanced  were'of considerable value ,but the  Government does not appear to have  availed itslef of these, despite the expense  involved  in  the  work of the  Commission.       In  British  Columbia  it is essential that agriculture should  be aided to a greater extent *than at  the present if it is ever to,.-become  a  great  industry.    Instead  of  casting about for suitable and practical  ways and means the Government, in  one instance,has adopted the reverse  attitude, namely:   by putting' a surtax on  farming  lands.    As  an evidence of its good faith in the matter  of greater production it should give  ear to the farmers'  plea and remit  and abolish the surtax imposed last  yea.  Doukhobors Buy  Hatzic Berries  (From Fraser    Valley Record.)  The Kootenay-Columbia Jam Co., a  fruit canning and jam company located at Brilliant, B. C, and owned  and- operated by Doukhobors, have  accepted the Hatic Fruit Growers  price of 6^ per lb. for the raspberries on the bush. Mr. T. Cafherr  wood, secretary of the Hatzic Fruit  Growers Association, who has been  negotiating with the Doukhooors for  some time, in regards to jam berries,  received word recently to this effect.  Over 40 acres will be contracted  for in this way, in order to make up  the necessary 100 tons that are required.  Doukhobors to the number of 300  will be sent from the Kootenay to  the Hatzic district in order to' pick  the   fruit.  It is generally recognized throughout the Hatzic district that this large  contract will ease off the labor situation to quite an extent, as it will  relieve the growers of the responsibility of securing the help to pick  this acreage, which in these days of  labor scarcity and high wrages, is  the most serious problem that confronts the small fruit grower. Moreover it will mean that less boxes will  have to be bought. Berry crates  have increased about v 50 per cent,  more than last year and a little box  economy, practicised here^and there  will mean quite a saving at the end  of  the year.  This Brilliant concern bought 4 0  tons of raspberries in the Hatzic  district last year and were so well  satisfied with the quality of the fruit  that they have more than doubled  their requirements for this year.-  The contract that is being entered  into with the Doukhobors will take  care of about 30 per cent, of the  total acreage in the district. About  20 percent, is still available for jam  and the balance will be shipped to  the eastern markets.  Local jam plants have been offering 9c. f.o.b. factory in pails but  have made very few contracts as the  growers through their associations  have been holding out for lie.  . The contract price of 6c on the  bush is equal to lie. f.o.b. factory  In pails.  Don't use dirty water in your radiator.  PICKING UP SOME  "Good morning, Mrs. McCarthy,"  said Mrs. Ryan, as the friends met  at the market. "How's all the folks  getting along?" "They be all doing  well,'' replied Mrs. McCarthy, "except my old man. He's been enjoyin'  poor health for some time, but this  mornin' he complained of feelin' better.''  Don't use the same funnel for filling your radiator and your gasoline  tank.    Disaster is sure to follow.  Don't fail to advertise if you have  something to advertise.  >:;.c.'gA,''^*g!iH������J.vJ^W'^''^fev'f^..j''^J--^ *r  TTT"- ABBOTSFORD POST. ABBOTSFORD, 6. C.  '1  5)  raa<^MJijjaniaBiu,imau������a  mmmm  nmsmm  r������ fAmf ivnrt."Ni  srt  Mar-,9te.~stgfvM^tCc������X"*^������*-0  er sons to fight  as aone magnifacenfly in -sendin:  e Freedom an<  s -oi  m  The following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson, killed.  1-1. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  H. R. Gray, killed.  E. 0. Collinson, killed.  A. Ame-?, killed.  J. P. Green, killed.  Chas. Wooler,  (Killed)  A.  Witchell   (Killed)  M. Mallalue (Killed)  " R. Hughes (Killed) '  H. Green (Killed)  0. Kidwell, killed.  John Gillen, (Killed)  Sergt. C. T. McPhee  (KTd)  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  A. J. Munro, (Prisoner)  L. Trethewey, (Gassed)  Wm. Morgan (Invalided)  S. McPhee (Wounded)  D. Campbell,  (Wounded)  Albert Davenport (Wound'd)  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)  A. G. Adams.  E. Anderton.  J. Aitken.  H. Arnold.  F. Beale.  Steve Beebe  C.'-������ayes.       ,   .  Hilliard Boyd.  Ed Barrett.  J. Bousfield,  W. Bowman.  Wm. Bonar  A. A. iv Callan.  J. H. 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. Fermofir.  J. Fermor  S. Finch.  J. Fraser,  Clarence Gazley.  D. Geddes.  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.  K. Huggard.  Ed Hunt  ii: 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..  T. Porter  S. Ramsay  John Rhodes  M. Rhodes.  N. Rucker  Geo. Sharp.  Robt. Sim.  H. Skipworth.  John Sinclair.  R. Smart.  T. Smeeton.  H. D. Straiton  A. Teng.  W. W. Thaw  T. Usher.  Walker Wallace  Gordon Walters  Harold Walters  Thos. Walters  Andrew Wells  A. Williams.  J. O. Williams.  Perpy Wilson.  Warren Welch  W  are we, who are left behind, going to contribute  towards  anadian  e sacrifice or tnose wno  und, as our share,  verseas oervice  ive a mon  or en-  scnption. -.���������>���������  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,, ABBOTSFORD, B. C,  ABBOTSFORD  The bridge gang of tha Great  Northern railway, who have' been at  work for three months repairing tho  , bridge near the town hav-j about  corni'leted their work and wil* leave  shortly. Members of the bridge  crow .have been Isolated of late by  the local health officer, Or. T. A.  Swift,  owing' to  chicken-pox.  - Rev. ''Williiim Robertson ��������� was a  visitor to Lad nor this week in connection with Iho incUH'Uor. services  there of Rev. C.  II.  Daly.  itecvo McCallum' hns received a  letter from his son, Rte. ['"'rank Mc-  . Galium, who is enjoying his first  leave sinoa going overseas with the  231st Battalion a year ago. Tie and  Pt(!. Hutchison are visiting the hitter's home In Glasgow. James Hutchison, carpenter at, the mill here, is  a brother of Pte.. Mutchison. After  seeing Glasgow they will .visit Edinburgh  and   other  cities.  Miss Vivian Peele, who is a student at a,Vancouver business college  spent- the week end at her home.'  Mrs. J., F. Boyd gavo a party in  honor of her neice, Miss Mary Boyd  of Winnipeg, this week. A very  enjoyable   evening  was  spent.  The W. C. T. LI.- held their usual  monthly meeting last Tuesday evening in the Presbyterian church and  went on record as deeply mourning  the death of the late premier, who  was always so willing to' advance  'any cause advocated by women.  James Barr, of  De Lair,, who has  Sigr''icnyw?ju'W!i,.'gMB&������ags5*^yr2CT'^^  BASKET BALL.  (From  Fraser  Valley  Record.)  In what was supposed to-be  a game of basket ball;, but  which at times had the aspects  of water polo on account of the  penetrating powers of the rain,  the Millionaires triumphed over the King-Beach Mfg. Co.'s  team'on, Friday last by, the  score of 10 to 1.2.  The game had many flashes of  combination' and' speed, but the  shooting powers of b.oth teams  were out for the evening and  many good shots were missed.  The Millionaires started off  with a rush and before the  K-B knew where    they    were,.  i their opponents had a lead of  eight points. Then it settled :  down to rushes with honors,  even. The sceond half started ���������  off with both teams mixing j  hard, but the Millionaires I  soon dropped to the defensive, j  and successfully held their i  lead rto the .finish of the game. |  The last few   minutes   were  featured by end to end rushes j  but neither  side  could  score,  and the whistle put an end to  it all.  A return match will be held  l?Mi_yl_.Wll!L-UM\!^^:\Mi^[_^iiW  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  A������Ki\T" "'"OR iJMAf'STON13 S.  i'-lwne CcfiiseG^cn. Mission  City |  to start with and only ended  .up'with 10; while if the Miliion  aires had not put the lock 'on  /they might have been. ' going  -yet.  been receiving treatment at the Van- , ���������, . , .. nn , , ,  couver General hospital for heart !'on Friday the 22nd and the K.-  troubie, is progressing favorably. \B. are out for a revenge so it  Mr. Barr's agent has sold his ranch {should be a good game.'  to a Dewdney man for $16,000.  APPOINTED   CONSTABLES  The line up was:  Millionaires  Guards  P.  Keary A.  Gladwell and   W.  J  Gwyer( if he will act) were appoint- '  ed ..constables for the municipality of i  Matsqui by the police commission on I  Saturday. ��������� Their salary  will   be  H \ COX  for each day they work. j,  In reference to recommending  some person for the position of police magistrate it was decided tp  write the government to ascertain  whether the council or government  makes the appointment. Walter  Towlan ex-reeve of Mat3qui and G.  Kerr of Abbotsford were mentioned  :Jn connection with this, appointment.  Galliford  I Hughes'  Centre  Forwards  K.-B.  t      *  c Scott  , Dozen  Rankin  Women to Ilo Nationalized  Women voters of New   York who  are interested in making nationality  ay permanent for women as it is for  : men should write their congressmen  , urging   favorable   action   on   Rankin  .bill,  says  an exchange.  I     Present  conditions  malco    a . wo-  I man's nationality dependent on    the  most  thing   in   world;  the mating instinct', and penalize her  I tor lotting love stray across tho bouiv  Idarios of nationality. A woman quite  'ofton is compelled to choose between  love of country und  lovo oi! a   mere  man.    If  sho choscs  patriotism  her  heart must suffer always, and if she  sacrifices her cifi/.onship through love  sho must feel bitterly to the injustice   which   compels   her   to- forswear  her flag.  Under the law which Representative Rankin seeks to set aside, a woman is assumed to be a sort of-international chameleon, whose patriotism has no tint of its own, but takes--  on the color of the'man she marries.  Every credit is being given the telephone for the part  i. '���������  it plays in great emergencies which take place every day  in the field of action. Particularly is this the case' in  the great.war areas, but there are other fields of action in  every community. Wherever activity is, the telephone  is needed; wherever the telephone is, people appreciate its  usefulness.  You use the telephone?       Do you use it all the time,  every time you might?   .    The greater the occasion, the  r  better utility you will find it.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE' Co.  Limited  Don't drive fast on slippery streets.  Don't fail to, inspect the level of  liquid in the storage battery every  two weeks.   -  Lock Wilson  Bowyer Northcote  Referee: A. Plumridge. ;  Scorer: J. Northcote.  Both teams wish to thank  Mr. Northcote for kindly lend-  < ing his services as' door keeper.  jl .Our sporting editor on read-  : ing over the above score says  jit was sure-a funny game any-  i how as the K.-B.'s had a dozen  T.t is reported that a member of par  liament down in Quebec has offered  to resign his seat and give it to Hon.  Frank Oliver who was defeated in  the recent general. election. No  doubt the Hon Frank Oliver,,, would  feel more at home down there now.  'jf������������>frea*m!<ii!i'*-to^^ ^������^l'���������*<*i'~Tmrnm^'  To permit paper drinking cups to  be passed without collapsing is the  purpose of a recently patented metal  holder.  When  defeated  received  purse.  the  late  John  L.   Sullivan j,  John Donaldson in 1880 he  just $58. for his end of the  Don't drive with your feet on  clutch or brake pedals.  to the Store the number taken off Malkin's  Teat Packages before the end of March, as  by that time we expect to have the tea all ���������,-.  sold. You may be the lucky person. The  number is still in the sealed envelope which  will not be opened until Tuesday, April 1st.  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer,   and   BaKer  CANAS&  Are   now   available  Returns must be filed on or before 31st March  THE Dominion Income War Tax Act requires you to fill in one or more of  the five special Forms provided before 31st March, 1918. In order to  assist the public to understand just what is required of them, information  on each Form is given below. Fead carefully, then get three copies of the  form that fits your case and fill them in. Answer all questions fully and  accurately. For making false statements, a penalty of $19,600 or six- months'  imprisonment,, or both, is provided.  Individuals.���������All persons unmarried, and all widows or widowers without dependent children;  whose income is $1500 a year or more, must fill in Form Tl. All other persons whose income ie  $3000 or more, use the same Form. Where any income is derived from dividends, list amounts  received from Canadian and Foreign securities separarely. Fill in pages 1, 2 avid 3 only. Do not  mark on page 4. Partnerships, as such need not file returns, but the individuals forming the partnerships must.  Corporations and Joint Stock Companies, no matter how created or organized, shall pay the  normal tax on income exceeding $3000. Use Form T2���������giving particulars of income. Also  attach a financial statement. Under Deductions, show in detail amounts paid to Patriotic Fund  and Canadian Red Cross or other approved War Funds.  Trustees, Executors, Administrators of Estates and Assignees use Form T3. Full particulars  of the distribution of income from all estates handled must be shown as wall as details of amounts  distributed.    A separate Form must be filled in for each estate..  Employers must use Form T4 to give names and amounts of salaries, bonuses, commissions ancl  other remuneration paid to all employees during 1917 where such remuneration amounted in the  aggregate to $1000 or over.  Corporation Lists of Shareholders.���������On Form T5 corporations shall give a statement of all  bonuses, and dividends paid to Shareholders residing in Canada during 1917 stating to whom paid,  and the amounts.  Figures in every case are to coyer 1917 income���������all Forms mu3t be filed by 31st March. For  neglect, a fine of $100 for each day of default may be imposed.  In the case of Forms Tl and T2, keep one copy of the filled in Form and file the other two with  the Inspector of Taxation for your District.    In the case of T3, T4 and T5, keep one copy and file  the other two, with the Commissioner of Taxation, Dept. of Finance, Ottawa.  Forms may be obtained from the District Inspectors of Taxation and from the Postmasters at ail Beading centres.  Postage must be paid cm all letters  and documents Jonvarded by mail  lo Inspector of Taxation.  ������  Department of Finance,  Ollazva, Canada  See me now about that Insurance  l__ji*Li^������9  JL-^Lv'o  I have a large and .-.splendid supplyv;of  Raspberry Canes for sale at-low prices.,  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  exanana  A. G. McCANDLESS,   v.-  Molsons Bank Building,  Inspector of Taxation  Vancouver, B. C.  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B< C.


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