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 gaaaBBggwnmwi  /  ^  ith which is incorpbrattea^^TbeHiantmgdon Star"  : j..*, it j.j." "j ;  Vol. XIII., No. 20  4BB0TSF0HD. B, C.  FRIDAY,   MARCH'30 1917  <*ig5fc8 : ���������   $1.00 per Year  f,  HILL'S STORE  .~4  Vol. I.  Our Goods are the Best  'of Men's Cotton   Sox  per pair 25c  Ladies' Cotton and Silk   Lisle   Stockings  i  Per Pair 20c, 35c and .5^  25 Dozen Pair  Black and Greys  Sl'MAS l>VKIX(j'������ NEW PKOSriOCT  Commissioners Asked to Hetire and  S<'eHmiV Cross With Member Who  Sii<������\vod  Folly of Their Contract.  a pair  A lower  Men's Pants, $2.90 and ...... -.S3,  Garden Seeds an*  In great variety.,, All the leading brands,  McKenzie's, Ferry's Steele Brigg8 and  Rennie's. (Dutch Sets and Shallots)  A new start seehns likely Lo he  mado soon on tho Suinaa dyking  .scheme which ��������� will dry .some thirty  thousand acres now'tho subject to.an-  naul flood. Progess" has been made  wlih a request to the provincial government to hack the undertaking, to  .'���������iuch extent that at a-meeting of interested land owners' held at Upper  Sumas on Saturday ,the dyking commissioners were requested by resolution to eliminate themselves from  the undertaking so that the government may have a free hand.  While there has been unanimous  desire on the part of the landowners,  for many years, to have this reclamation work carried out, the com-  misioiiers always have been a bone of  contention, objections being taken to  the personnel of successive boards.  Though these commissioners were  elected by the landowners, there  always remained a minority who  were not satifsieel with the choice,  and aprehensive that some    of    the  lUiss fna' Eraser with her sister,  Mrc Slel'fau of Chilliwack spent a  few days in town this week.  Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter arc visit-(  ing in town, with Mrs. Carpenter's |  parents Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Anderson  NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR  WAR  Zeigler and Mrs. D.  are all glad to hear,  from their recent  small holders  were being'  sacrificed  interests.    It    is    felt  Complete Stock of choice Fresh Groceries  always on hand at popular prices.  Gazley Block ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Liberal Convention  At Mission City  Liberals of Dewdney Pass  Resolution; Mr. Maxwell  is  Elected  President.  Strong  Smith  From all points in the famous  Dowdeny riding, once the stronghold  ������ Sir Richard Mcbride and now the  constituency of Hon. John Oliver,  Liberals gathered on March 22 in  annual  convention.  Men who voted for Sir Richard  McBride when first that politician  first made his bow to the public  years ago, as a non-party canidate,  strongly supporting a resolution  brought up at the convention by Mr.  Allister Thompson, of Nicomen island, to have the present agent-general recalled from his London position-. Old-timers remember Liiat  when ������;ir Richard first came out,  one of ; :'s sponsors was Honost  J.din 1.'. vscif. So. at yesterday's  gathering they reviled the political  hero of other days and addressed a  resolution of confidence and good  will to the honorable the minister  of  railways   and   agriculturo.  in a heated contest for the Dewdney Liberal Association, Mr. Maxwell Smith, supported by the organizations of Mission, Port Haney,  Whon.nock and other points towards tho eastern end of the riding, was successful over Mr, Goorgo  ' M. Murry,. president of the loco and  Snnnyside Liberal association, who  went to the convention with almost  a solid support from Port Moody,  loco and Sunnysido, Millardvllo and  Port Coquitlarn . Later Mr. Murray-  was voted to thc office of vice-president, while Mr. John Martyn, of  ?ort Haney, was elected to the position of secretary over Mr. H inter of  Port Coquitlarn, who put up a keen  right for the office.  Mr. Maxwell Smith made a splendid address on the principles of  Liberalism, outlined the programme  for the coming year and reported  upon the work.of the past year  when, as vice-president, in the r absence of Reeve Marmont, president,  he directed the efforts of the asso  ciation toward victory.  Confidence   in   15.C.   Government.  Votes of thanks were passed to  Mr. Croke, the retiring secretary,  and the other officers of last year.  A vote of confidence in the policies  of Mr. Brewster and his government was passed and a veto expressing great pleasure at tho work to  date of the Hon. John Oliver was  also passed unanimously.  Mr. Alfred Parr spoke during  the afternoon on the question of  government assistance to private  enterprises unless the government  was amply protected for every cent  put up.  During the afternoon, a delegation of ladies representing the various temperance societies of the district, came forward and requested  that the Liberals forward to the  government, in their behalf, a petition praying the government to  close up all thc bars in British Columbia from now until .the end of  the war and for two years after.  Secretary Martyn was instructed  to forward to the family of the  Ralph   Smith  the  condol-  to the larger  that      under     government     confroll  this feeling will disappear.  , - A report received    this    morning  'states that at the meeting on Saturday, Mr.-Cresswell of. Vancouver, who  is  one of  the    commissioners    who  have been asked    to    retire,    spoke  slightingly of the    atitude    of    Col.  Taylor, the federal member for    the  district,   in.     connection    -with     the  scheme, and that Secretary Eckert of  the commission ���������.joined in the attack.  On the subject 'of this    letter,    Coh  Taylor states' that it is only    a    few  days   since  the   commissioners  were  in his office, seemingly as    friendly  as they have always been, to    ascertain the standing of the negotiations j  between the two    governments    and  showing him a letter of    application!  to  Ottawa  proposed  to  be made  by  Victoria.     They  expressed  no grievance then nor have they..at any time,  and  gave  no indication    that    they  would have any criticism to offer at  the   public   meeting.    His     services  always have been at the disposal of  the commissioners, and  he ��������� has procured for them everything for which  they have asked, except unconditional title to the lands, which he has always told them they should not have.  The Rice contract confirmed him in  his opinion, as under it the landowners were without any security,  and might have been ruined of the at  tempt at reclamation failed. He supposed that the gentlemen named  were peeved that the foolishness they  had arranged with Rice had not been  carried out, and wished to divert attention from themselves by blaming  him.���������Columbian.  Miss Mill is visiting    relatives    in  Vancouver.   ,  Mis Roselda  Smith are,  we  rapidly-recovering  operations.  The^ social given for the Red Cross  in die Masonic hall realized an excellent amount for that very worthy  cause. All are heartily thanked for  their nikd assisstance.- '  Mr. and Mrs. D. Cowan have  to the Prairies.  jone  ��������� Mr. and Mrs. Joseph King ' have  the congratulations of their irieiuhi  on the birth, of a daughter,' Josephine May.  , Mr. Frank Ayearst is welcomed  back to Abbotsford after a prolonged  business trip to Chilliwack. He will  work in the mill here.  We regret to learn that Mr. Mc-  Nabb and family are leaving shortly  for the east where they will make  their new home. They have been  good citizens of Abbotsford for a  considerable  time.  Mrs. Boyd hekLone of    her  ular  evenings  on Thursday,  will   be.    discontinued     until  Easter.  Mrs. Martin and son have  to  Clayburn.    They -will be  by their many friends.  pop-  They  after  moved  MT.   LEHMAN   NEWS  'Suspended"     which  of    Dewdney.  was    passed  late  Hon  onces  of  the  liberals  A similar     resolution  when the death of Mr. John Duncan,1,  a valued  worker  in  the Liberal association  in  the     district   was    announced,  Mr. Thompson's resolution, asking the government to recall the  former idol of Dewdney, contained  a reference to Sir Richard's activities  in connection with' the taking of  the soldier vote in England.  President Smith was instructed to  call a conference of Liberal Leaders  in Yale and Chilliwack, with a view  to bringing about the organization  of a federal body for Westminster  riding, in this connection, a resolution was forwarded to Sir Wilfred Laurier, urging that he use  his best efforts to force Sir Robert  Borden's government Lo the country  at an  earlv  date.  Passing of A Pioneer  The death of Michael Cleary on  Thursday last at his home in Hatzic  chronicles the passing of one of the  first settlers of the districts.  The late Michael Cleary was  born at West River, P. E. I. in the  year 1846. After leaving P. E.T. he  resided "in the state of Minnesota  for a few years and finally settled  on the property here in 188,4. At  that time there were no roads and  all the supplies had to bo packed  over a rough trail through the woods  He is survived by four children  Wm. Cleary of Boston Mass. , P.  Cleaary Mission, Mrs. H. Siebel of  Spokane and Mrs. J. Boyer, Mission.  His wife pre-deceased him eight  years ago. The funeral and service  took place on Saturady last at the  O. M. I. interment in the O. M. I.  cemetery. The pall beares were A.  R. Knight, M. Murphy, J. Murphy,  J. O'Neil, A. C. Fisher and J. Boyer.  Annie���������-Do  yon   like  his  dancing'.'  Fannie���������-Yes;hut  I wish he would  not tread on my toes so often!  Annie���������What size shoe    do    you  wear?  Two college students were arraigned before the magistrate, charged  with hurdling the low spots in the  road in their motor car.  "Have you a lawyer?" asked the  W'gifjtrate. -  "We're not going Lo have any lawyer," answered the elder of the students. "We've decided to tell the  truth."  The playet  I scored such a success at Bradner    a  ;' short time ago,  was again rendered  ; by the senior room of the Mt. ' Leh-  ! man school on Friday evening to a  record attendance,    in    the    Orange  hall, in aid of the funds of the local  Reel Cross, and the manner in which  each one did their part reflects    the  greatest credit to both scholars and  their popular teacher,  Miss Reid, of  the Royal City.  A hearty vote of thanks, followed  by God Save the King, brought that  part of the programme to a  and the floor being cleared, dancing  was in order until 12:15 A. M. whsn  a bountiful supper, provided by the  ladies, who never fail when anything  of a patriotic or benevolent nature is  the  object,  was  served.  Dancing was then resumed, the  home-waltz at 4:30 a.m. bringing to  a close a most enjoyable entorain-  ment, the local Red Cross funds being richer by $4 0. It is urgently requested by the officers that as many-  ladies as possible can do so call on  Miss K. Lehman and get goods to  work up, as there is every prospect  of there being during the next few  months a greater demand for Red  Cross goods than at any time during  the war. The thanks of thc ladies  are hereby tendered to the chairman,  Councillor Owen, and all those who  helped make the affair a success.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown and  babe with Mrs. Capt. Jack DeGreaves  and babe, all of Vancouver, arc  spending a few days with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. White, Sr. All  are pleased to hear that the gallant captain who was severely  wounded "somewhere in France"  and is now in hospital in England is  progressing very favorable.  HIGH WATER FOR 1917  There is probably not much chance  of high waier for tho coming season  if reports'.be correct that there is not  much snow in the upper country.  Old timers of the Cariboo, it is reported look for a water shortage for  the coming summer on account of  the light fall of snow.  J  Porter���������Do I know if thc Rooshuns  has really come through England?  Well sir. if this don't    prove    it.    I  don't know what do. A train went  through here full, and when it came  back I know'd there'd bin Rooshuns  in it, cause the cushions and floors  was covered with snow.  Hy"Stephen  Leacock.  ,  Tho months through which we are  now passing are critical for the fale  of Ihe British Empire.    The war has  lasted nearly two years and   a    half.  There is no sign of an end.    Our enemies have devasled Belgian and enslaved its people.    They have    over-.',  run Poland and Laken Lo    themselves  its vast resources in corn and    food.  The iron of Lorraine, the. salt mines  of Galicia, and'the oil fields of Rou-  mania are   in ' their   hands.      They  stand firmly entrenched on the westr  crn front from the sea to Switzerland..  Their own coast line from-Holland to  Denmark has thus far proved impregnable).'  As against Lhis.we have done much  German commerce.is driven from the  sea.- -Tho German colonies are conquered. Franco has placed in tho  field one-sixth of her population.  England has raise.d an army of five  million men. From overseas a steady  stream of transports tr crowdod with  our troops'moves towards the heart  of the Empire. The whole of tho  neutral world is under contributions  to our arms, its factories are turned to arsenals. British wealth that  represented' before thc war some  twenty billion dollars In Its foreign  investments is being traded for the  munitions of war.  In the    moral    sense    the . Allied  peoples have,done still more.'     Belgium's defiance of tyranny, the grim  devotion of those people/whom    we  used to call the light-hearted people  of France, and the cheerful gayety of  missed  the    "stoiid"    English���������the    nation  that will not retaliate, that still plays  fair when murder    and    piracy    are  turned against it, that    buries    with  niilitray ceremony even the    raiders  who have slaughtered    its    children,  that hurls its bombs in Flanders as a  new form of criket.and even turns it's  dangers and heroisms into a form of  sport���������these are the things that have  called forth the admiration'   of    the  world.  As against this the German brow  is dark with the shame of-the'tortur-  er and murderer. . There arc cries  that echo to us.from tho wastes of  the Atlantic, and that..will echo still  through centuries of time.  But we only deceive ourselves if wo  closc.j hide tho fact that the fate of the war  ���������and with it all that is best in the  'world���������hangs in the balance.  What arc we to do?  Our soldiers in the field have done  and are doing-, all that horoism can  inspire and all that endurance can  fulfil. Are we doing our share at  home? We go about our tranquil  lives scarcely disturbed. Here and  (.here, the swift dart of death, that  strikes "somewhero In France,"  reaches, with its double point, some.  "whore' in Canada, a mother's heart.  We pause a moment in our sympathy  and pass on. To and fro we go  about our business. We pay our  oasy taxes, and subscribe to our so-  called patriotic loan, so issued that  tho hungriest money-lender in New  York is glad to clamor for a share,of  it. We eat and drink and are merry,  or at least, not sad, professing a new  philosophy of life as our sympathies  grow dull to the pain and suffering  that we do not share.  Are we, the people of Canada who  are at home, doing our proper part lo  help win the war?  If a war were conducted with the  full strengh of a nation, it would  mean that every part of the fighting  [lowor, the labor and the resources of  the country were-bein'? used towards  a single end. Each man would  oither be fighting or engaged In providing materials of war, food, clothes  and transport for those that were  fighting, with such extra food and  "uch few clothes as were needed for  themselves while engaged in the task.  This is a war economy. This is  the fashion in whicii the energies of  a nation would be directed if some  omniscient despot directed them and  controlled the life and activity of  every man.  A. nation so organized, if it were  oossible, would be multiplied as ten  -o one.  In place of it look about us. Thousands, tens of thousands, millions    of  (Continued   on   page  two)  ^������www^^w^^MMaw^a^iW^������aiiaM THE ABBOTSFORD POST. ABBOTSFORD, B, US.  t*3&ttE  BfflBTO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Vu lilts lied    ��������������� very    Friday    by    the    Post  Publishing Company'.  A weekly Journal devoted to tlie Internals of Abbotaford and huu %>>ndlne district.,  Advertlsiut: Ra.tea made know- 11 application.  LEGAL ADVERTISING���������12 cents per  lino for llr.Mt iiiHertion; mid H cents a line  Vor all HubcitiQuoiit cons'JcuUvc insertions.  Our Shibboleth���������Woltlior lor nor agin'  thu   OoTcnuuoat.  THURSDAY, MARCH,  30,  19 J 7  zs^mOuasm  NATIONAL  ORGANIZATION  WAR  FOR  (Continued from rago One)  f,  ABBOTSFORD   DISTRICT BOARD OF   TRADE  President, Hope Alanson   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 of  A the district, and industries already established, m  /&.  our men, women and    children ' arc  ��������� engaged in silly    and    idle    services  or in production that is for mere luxuries and comforts   and   that   helps  nothing in the conduct of    the    war.  They are    making    pianos, . gramophones, motor cars, jewellery, books,  pictures, clothes in millions of yards  and millions of dollars, that arc mere  needless     luxuries,     furniture     that  could be    waited    for,    new    houses  where old ones would still    do,    new  railroads that lead nowhere���������in short  a multitude of things that    have    no  bearing .whatever in tho great fight  for life and death which is going   on  - in the world without. _ Such    people,  though they work fourteen hours    a  day, are' but mere drones in tho hivo  as far as the war is concerned. Every  crippled soldier that comes home and  looks upon our so-called busy streets  feels this by    instinct,    with    something, perhaps, like    hatred    in    his  heart,  These workers pay their taxes, it is  said.     By levying taxes on what they  made we get the .revenue that'  helps  to pay for the war.    Quite   true,    as  far as it goes.    But follow thiB   poor  argument in its tracks and you    will  see that it goes an inch or   two    and \ v^^o  then falls.  It springs out of the pet-  ual confusion that-arises in people's  minds by mixing up the movement of  money to and fro which they see and  think they understand, .with the move  ment. and  direction  of  tho  nation's  production which they do not.    The  so-called War-Tax is but a small part  of a man's earnings; .let us say,    for  111ft .sake    of    argument,    one-tenth.  This means thai nine-tenths of   the  man's work is directed to his own use  and only onertenth for the war.    Or  let us put the case in   the   concrete.  Let us suppose that'the man in question makes pianos.    The net    result  of his work is as if he gave one-tenth  of his   pianos   to   the   government,  with that tenth there is no    quarrel.  The government can exchange it for  foreign,gunpowder; this is the same,  at one remove, as if the piano    made  gunpowder.    But    the    other    nine-  tenths is all astray,    This the piano  man.exchanges for wheat, vegetables,  meat .clothes, and so on; thus, as far  as this nine-tenths of the man's work  goes he is a mere drone or    parasite  feeding himself and    clothing    him-,  but not helping to fight tho war at all  Worse than that.    The farmer    who  raised the food is   a   parasite,    too.  For although food is a-war material,  this particular peace of food is    not.  The farmer who raises food and   exchanges it for pianos, pianolas, vic-  trolas, trotting buggies, books mov-  pictures, pleasure cars, and so on, is  Just as much a war drone as the man  who made them.  in other words, the -further we look  See me now about that Insurance  F|DC  JLJL \ a,...J        ���������    o  tic,  1 have a large andjjsplendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Ao McCallum  Abbotsford  tatios of it. It is as if as industrious farmer and his family had worked hard for generations and amassed  flocks and herds, barns and buildings, and stores of provisions and  grain; then, in a moment of insanity,  had set to work to burn the buildings,  and in the. warm light of the flames  kill and devour the animals, and  gorge themselves with the grain and  fodder, throwing the rest away. In  this mad orgy one son of the family,  more idiotic than the rest, rubs his  silly hands before the burning homo  and leers: "Father, it is warmer  and nicer here, and there Is more to  eat, than in the old days when wo  worked hard and had. little food.  Father we are prosperous. We have  done a good thing." Then presently the fire burns into ashes and  the night comes and the dark. And  where the grain onco stood and the  meadows smiled in the sun, the  wolves shall howl again in the gloom  of the. forest. And where the homestead was, there will be graves. Such  is the interpretation of war.  The farmer and the family are  the nation, and the idiotic son lugh-  ing beside the fire is the T,-ar theorist talking of the boom of trade.  But people either do not, or will  not, know this They still-want their  industry and its inflated gains, arid  War Prosperity with the flush on its  hectic face and War Pleasure with its  strident  laugh,  dancing    away    the  Thus can a nation stand grim and  terrible, ,its back against the wall,  till it goes down, all In one heap,  glorious. In the wild onslaughts of  the great conquests of the past, nations have died like this.  But for us, here and now, and in  the short time we have, this is not  possible. Otuside invasion could  force, us to it, in a jumbled wreck,  with no choice of our own.    But to  iContln . ed on Last Page)  EGGS A LARGE FACTOR.  ^ midnight hours. In and through it  into the case the worse it gets. Since.all moves smug hypocrisy, suggeat-  food is a war material we might have ing the little    words    and    phrases  supposed at first sight, that our vast  agricultural population was realy employed in working to win the war.  Indeed a lot of nonsense to this effect has been spoken and printed during the past few years. If all our  farmers were working directly for th  Government, if all that they produced  were handed over to the Government, and if they .themselves received out of it only-enough food and  clothes to keep them..going, then indeed they would be doing war work.  For thc Government could either use  the food to feed tho soldiers or sell it  to tho foreigners for the munitions.  But this is not the case.  Exactly tho same argument applies  to the export trado. It is often  thought that if such and such a  thing is manufactured in Canada  and sold abroad, then since this  brings money into the country with  whlcliwc can buy war materia", to  pay soldiers. Tho export trade is a  direct contribution'towards-th war.  .Sheer fallacy and confusion, if not  worse. FOxport in private hands pays  only its tax to tho govornmont, not  its product. The oxport workers ox-  change their nine-tenths of what  they make for their own consumption'  Here, again, drone trades with drone  and the country profits��������� apart form  its little tax-���������nothing.  The truth is that in all these things  individual greed and selfishness obscure the issue. War brings with it  the peculiar phenonmenon of war  prosperity.    This,   economically,     is  that are to salve the soul; teaching  tho manufacturer to call himself pat  riot as he pockets his gains, and to  shout for trade, more trade, that he  may cram his pockets the fuller;  teaching the farmer that his own fat,  easy industry is war itself, and that  he may count his fatted cattle in^the  light of his stable lantern and go' to  bud a patriot; teaching all the drones  and parasites, the lawyers, the professors, the chefs and the piano players, the actors and the buffoons that  in going on with their business they  are aiding in tho conduct of the war.  "Business as usual," shouted some  especial idiot at tho outset of the war  The cry was like ruin to us.  What were wo to do? By what  means can wo chango from an economy of effort and National Sacrifice? , '���������  There are two ways in which this  can bo done, one is the  heroic and impossible, another that  lies easy to our hand.  The first method that nations  adopt only. In their despair, only in  the last agonies of. foreign-conquest,  as when Richmond fell, or when the  Boers fought on in grim desparatlon  across tho naked veldt. Hero national production ends, save only for necessary food and war supplies, private  Industry is gone. Luxury is dead.  All of the nation's innn arc gathered  into a single band. They do as they  are told. They fight, they work,  they die. Its women are in the fields  or they are making   bandages;   they  one of tho most    distressing    things tend the sick;  they pray beside the  conceivable.    Here is the    interpre-  dying.  At the present time ��������� when our  cvry energy and effort is being put  forward to increase the production  of food products and make Canada  more than ever before a large factor  in the winning of the war. one's  attention naturally turns to the iood  stocks available, and the waste evidenced in their handling With no  commodity is waste so apparent as  it is in the handling of eggs.  During the past few years special  endeavor has been made to bring  this matter to the attention of producers and the wholesale trade.  This appeal, however, is addressed  more particularly to retailers, many  of whom do not seem to realize the  extreme perishability of eggs.  It is common practice at this season of the year for many retailers to  advertise the increasing egg supply  ancl the rapidly falling prices, by  displaying piles of eggs in then-  store windows. The eggs thus exposed in many cases come under the  direct rays of the sun, and are subjected to a temperature behind the  plate glass window of about 100 degrees. The excessive heat resulting cause serious deterioration  through evaporation accompanied by-  loss of flavor. Further at this time  of the year a large percentage of the  eggs marketed are fertlized, and as  it is common knowledge that a temperature of 70 degrees is sufficient  to start incubation, the possibility  of serious deterioration will readily  be seen.  It is good business to advertise,  but window displays of eggs defeat  the aim of the advertiser, in that thc  resulting deterioration of the eggs  causes dissatisfaction among consumers, and so retards consumption.  Eggs should be kept in the cleanest,  coolest, driest place in tho store, removed from mustiness, foul odors,  or other sources of contamination.  The food value of eggs,their freedom from waste, the saving in time,  labor and fuel in their preparation,  and the favorable way they compare  in price with other articles of food  places them in an important place  in the diet of our people. Now, as  never before in the history of the  Dominioin, the conservation of food  supplies must be one of our important considerations, and the  waste now apparent in the handling  of eggs, that can be eliminated by  careful and more up-to-date methods  is a consideration that will appeal to  every citizen who has at heart the  best interests of his fellow citizens,  his country, and the Empire as a  whole.  M  . ABMSsaft &������*.���������/; 'Uitij^^ULrs^^MStfiBSW  O  iVk      j/   Vita-..*-    f.  fi  y  ���������!��������� "     ^ /f m  "',     try 0 m  ty   H " ��������� F  %Jsr<-&/? \ jf%  H    ��������� ^   <������������������   P.ti  m  1^ VERY ONE" CAN do  some tiling for his  ���������country  1  Some cnu bear arms'  Some can produce food  Rome can make munitions  Sonic enn give money  // is the privilege of all to help.  U CAN SERVE by  Fighting���������'Working���������  Saving���������Giving  This is NATIONAL SERVICE .  Are YOU doing your part ?  UX EYES turn now to  the Canadian Farmer,  for he cm render the  Empire  SPECIAL  SERVICE  sternest year of the  kil    a. I  nis  war,  ���������But���������our farms are badly undermanned���������25,000 men are needed on  the land.  With insufficient help, the Man on  thc Land lights an uphill fight to  meet the pressing need for Food.  <$,  c&n lie  Municipal Councils, Churches and  Schools, and other organizations,  both of men and women, can render  National Service by directing all  available labour to the Land.  Far.Yters themselves can exchange  labour.    School boys can assist.  Were you raised on a farm ? Can you  drive a team? Can you handle fork  or hoc? If you can't light, you can  produce. Spend the Summer working on the Farm.  Let every man, woman and child in  the Dominion who has access to  Land, no matter how small the plot,  make it produce Food in 1917.  I'or  information 0:1 any subject relating to  the Farm and Garden write:���������  INFORMATION  BUREAU  DEP  ARTMENT    OF   AGRICULTURE  OTTAWA     ���������.;.' DOMINION  Lk.i A0 * ft^-ft \ hi Hun  OTTAWA,   CANADA  HON.  MA/VT!N   BURREL!.,  MINISTER.  U*?ra5^;a-.::i^^^  .1'.  /.J  ii  if!  ^  <:'  T  r  iVi  i  il'  Kismamamm 7^  it;.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, fi. C.  ���������MDinrrrm ti i ii  n ���������*���������*nmm  ������i^������^^  ^^^M^M^MM  otsfo  h  er sons  ias done magnificently 'in sending  e freedom and rights of the Britis  i���������'  Lmpire and her  Alii  iUVUe  C-:  1  BOLL 01' H0K0K  f!  '������  ���������'���������I  v cS  &���������/  '  r^8  Wv/  - ''fi  Bl  1  &}  . ���������'��������� .111  iF  Unveiled With the   Barnes   of  More Than Seventy Names  February 6th, 191C.  Rev. J. L. Campbell . of the  Presbyterian Church on Sunday  February 6th. unveiled a roll of  honor in respect and memory to  the volunteers and soldiers who  have gone to the front from  Abbotsford' and district. The  text from which he spoke was  "Greater love hath no man  than this, that, he lay down his  life for his friend/' and as an illustration the famous ��������� painting  "The Great Sacrifice" was used.  The roll contains over seventy  names, the first seven named  having already given their lives  for 'King and Country.'  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.  F. Brown, invalided.  TI.. Grimley.  A. Teng.  A. Hill-Tout.  L. Trethewey.  J. Fraser,  C. T. McPhee.  S. McPhee.  C. Hulton-Harrop.  G. E. Hayes.  M. Rhodes.  A. Hicks.  O. Hicks.  Chas. Wooler.  G. Gough,  A. R. Fluinmerfelt.  J. Kirkbride.  A. C. Duddeii.  T). Geddes.  II. Johnston.  P. J. McLagan.  J. Hands.  S. Knott.  W. Laird.  H. Gordon.   '  A. G. Adams.  G. N. Gillett:':  J. Aitken.  0. Kidwell, killed.  R. Hughes. ......'.-:  T. Usher.  T. Perks.  A. Pegram.  B. Pottinger.l  B. W. Suthern.  E. A." Chapman.  M. W. Copelsnd.  A. Mallalue  A. Healey.  J. Welch.  A. A. Fermortr.  T. Donnelly.  E. Anderton.  A. A. F. Callan,  J. Bousfield.  C. Bayes.  R. Peters.  T. Davis.  T. Mawson.  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  Henry Knox.  Fred Knox.  R. Smart.  S. Finch.  W. Bowman.  E. Chamberlain.  K. Huggard.  X Munro.  T. Smeeton.     -.,,-:' ��������� ��������� .   '���������',.  w  A. Williams.  J. McCormack  John Gillen.  Hi Mard Boyd.  D. Campbell  J. Downie.  Percy Wilson.1^  ' Manlius Zeigler  Ed Barrett.  V. Hulton-Harrop.  W. Campbell.  Stewart McGillivray.  E. B. de la Giroday  Jack Parton  H. Skipworth  R. Ramsay  A.  Mitchell.  Peter Pearson.  Geo. Sharp. ,    <  F. Beale.  ,. H. Arnold.  Tom Campbell.  Robt. Sim.  H. Skipworth.  J. 0. Williams.  Ernest Gazley. '  Clarence Gazley.  Andy Ellwood.  J. L. Sansom  John Sinclair.  Albert Davenport.  Joe. King.  Guthrie King.  Matt Nelson.  Matt Higginscn.  The  following  have  recently   enlisted for overseas service:  Robert Gillen  Frank McCallum  Walker Wallace  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  H. McKinnon  Kenneth McGilivray.  H. Green  A. A. Fermor  we, who are  ds the Canadian  left behind, going to contribute  th  e saenhee 01  verseas service.  atnotic rund, as our share,  those who have died or en-  iye'-a monthly subscription.  mwww^wwmmsmMWV^m ��������� Il      I  ii   <ilii  j 11 I   i i 111 [li    i*   ���������������������������   -*- ���������"  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  iMWt'mWiM���������IWIBMWWr **"5!*1"*-'  ������mA������������|MI"'1"*'^'  ���������  ���������   /*-i������\iW/fl W"^wq������^*w  BRING YOUR FRIEND CLOSE' BY  ���������    TALKING DIRECTLY INTO'  . THE TELEPHONE   ''  and  new sidewalkH, new (.own    lmllHjMr.  O'Noil'H H.i'fuli'K li:iy,, ,i���������L    ������������������,.. i... ii vunva  i iii (ho wm' ia done,  in  l;i.:r!i  wii.li  Iiik nuui'Vo.-,  Supposing you are talking face-to-face with a friend.  You would not go to the .far side of the room and talk  loudly.,  When you telephone, do you place your lips close to  the mouthpiece and talk easily, or do you have them six  ..inches away and almost shout?  Every part of an inch you are away from the tele-  hone when speaking places the called party miles distant.  One inch from the telephone'lengthens the line six miles;  two inches, ten miles; three inches, sixteen miles, etc.  There is less exertion in talking, and less effort in  hearing, when each speaks into the telephone properly.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  c  Limited  To Husbands:--  No woman can keep house except wii:h Pure  Lee's Groceries are always Fresh  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  iiik! now railways, till the war Is do no  !,c>(- us walk in out- old IiooLm on tin1,  old botmlK, 'jr.iiriotH all, with dollar  j)io.";i; jingling in onr ]>pcl<o(n tulri-  in'tf ui) to iw'enty-l'ive 1'or I.ho 1 alt;Lit.  patriotic  loan.  Lot us do this, and there will'  pour into tho. hands of tins government such it cascade of money that  the aouhd of it Bhall he hoard nil  tho  way .to PctKdam.  And here enters tho lsmt stop to he  taken under National Thrift to convert ourselves into - war economy.  Thc government' goes with its money  lo tho nianui'acturora and interrogates -Lliem. What can you make,  and you. and you? You have a  plant, that mado buggies and fancy  caniagos. Thoso our pooplo will  not buy bocause they now, walk,  you turn yourselves Lo making truck  wagons? You that mado boots and  agoriB? You that nmdo boots and  have lost half your trade, what  about a, hundred. thouHiind boots for  tho army? You, that made clothes,  what about doing the whole thing  over in khaki?  The needs of a War Government  are boundless, ondlesB. Tho list of  ilti wants is as tho whole range of  our manufactures. Tho adjustment  Is difficult. Not a doubt of It. Jt  cannot bo done in a day. . Out with  each successive month the process  would go on till wo would find our  HOlhos,while working apparently each  for himsoir, altore'd into a nation of  war workers, ovory man, in his  humble sense, at the front and taking  his part.  Meantime we at  home are    doing  nothing or next to it, for thc war.  V.'hilo we go about our business as  usual, men aro -breathing out    their  lhrus Tor us in  Franco.  What  shall   we  do?  NATIONAL  ORGANIZATION  WAR  FOR  (Continv* i >n Page Two)  accomplish this at a word of command inside our present complex industrial syBtem is not possible. It is  too intricate, too complicated, to be  done by command from above. To  enlist every man and woman In an  industrial army, to direct their work  and assign their rations���������in other  wordB, to create an ideal national  war machine���������is a task beyond tho  power of a government. Years of  preparation   would  be  needed.  What we do must be done from bo-  low, using, as best we can, the only  driving force wo know���������^-the will of  the individual. We must find a  means that will begin to twist and  distort our national industry out of  its present shape till it begins to  take on the form of national organization  for  war.  To do this we must exchange war  prosperity for war adversity, self imposed  and in deadly earnest.  The key to the situation, as far as  we can unlock it, lies in the individual  thrift and  individual    sacrifice.  At first sight, a manufacturer read  ing such an article as    this,    turns  j pale with indignation and contempt.  I Let him wait. Let us follow the  money that is saved >.a little further  and see what happens to it.  Every cent of the money that can  bo gathered by national thrift  should be absorbed by national taxes  and national loans. Our present  taxes are, for war time , ridiculously  low as far as all people of comfortable or even decent, means are concerned. And they are made with  ono eye on the supposed benefit to  industry. We need a blast of taxation���������real taxation, income tax and  all, that should strike us like a wave  of German gas. As things are, we  should go down before it. Armed  with the new helmet of national  thrift we could breathe it easily  enough and laugh behind our goggles  Over above the taxes we need    a  THK   TALE   O^  TEN.  Ten little merchants in a certain line  .One didn't advertise, and then there  were  nine.  Nine little merchants  buying by the  crate  One bought a carload and then there  were eight  Eight little merchants    might    have  gone to heaven;  But one skinned his customers    and  then there were seven.  Seven little merchants    listening    to  kicks;  One lost his temper and then    there  were  six.  Six little merchants seemed at    last  to thrive;  One fell behind the times and    then  there were five.  Five little merchants prospered    all  the more ;  One got the big    head,    then    there  were four.  Four little merchants, busy as could  bo;  One    trusted    recklessly   and    then  there were three.  Three little    merchants    with    more  .than they could do;  One left it to the clerks,    and    then  there were two.  Two little    merchants had    an even  run;  Tu'i one ran for Oii'ice and then there  was one.  Ono little merchant���������but    now    the  story's done;  He retired   with    plenty   and    then  there was  none.  Free   Milk   Record   Forms.  Let there be no more    luxuries,    no  ��������� twonty five dollars, with, a dollar a  year as interest.  The poople, one says, will not sub-  wasted" work, "n~o drones to keep, out j scribe. Then if not let us perish;  of the national production. we do not deserve to win the war.  Every  man,  today,  who consumes'     But they will subscribe  Two   five-year-old   cows   in a dairy  .���������..,.     ���������       -  ---- iierc]  where cow testing is practiced  succession   of   Government   patriotic. made  tw0  wideiy   divergent  records  loans,  not  money lender's loans    ������t   in m6      0ne gave 6,610 pounds of  market and  super-market  rates, but | mi,k and 2Q4 pounds    of  patriotic loans in the real sense, at j  a low rate of interest,    lot    us    say'  four per cent., and issued in bonds of  any article or employs any service  not absolutely necessary, aimB a  blow at his country.  Save every cent. Live plainly.  Do without everything. Rise early  and  work  hard.and    content    your-  If, under the auspices of our government, a national campaign for  thrift and investment is sot on.-foot;  if we give to the ideas all the publicity that our business brains can  devise, if  wo advertise it    as    com-  self with a bare living.     The    mau>merco advertises its healing oils and  who does this���������if he uses the money  properly���������is doing war work for his  country. He may wrap his last years  coat about him and eat hi8 broad  and cheese and foel that he, too, Is  doing something to show the kind of  stuff still left in it.  Llut he must use his savings properly. That is the essence of the  matter.  Let us soe what this implies. If  idea of National Thrift were really  to spread among ub, there would be  no more purchases of more luxuries,  or things that could be done without  no more motors, no more theatres  (save where work is voluntary and  the money for tho war), no new  clothes���������they would become a badge  of shame���������no new carpets, no Yic-  trolas, and for our children no new  toys save such as can be made by  the affectionate industry of a father  working over time with bits of stick  and  cardboard.  Such a programme would threaten to wipe out manufacturers and  knock down dividends like nin^'ns  fit-right boots and its Aphrodite corsets, then people will subscribe, tumultously, roaringly, overwhelmingly.  If not���������if that is tho kind of a  nation we are ���������lc������i us call our so.I-  diers home from the western front.  They are fighting under a misunderstanding. The homes that they are  saving are not worth the sacrifice.  Cut first let the government���������of  the dominions, the provinces, the  cities and the towns���������Itself begin  the  campaign of thrift  fat, the  , other gave 8,347 pounds of milk  i and 288 pounds of fat. This means  '< twenty-seven dollars difference in income between the two. The owner  did not expect to find such a difference .Yet who but the man among  his cows all the time should best  know their possibilities? Is there as  much difference as. that between  two cows in your herd? Cow testing will help you to know, and will  help you to save time labor and feed.  For if you retain only the best cows,  you keep those that you are sure will  repay you handsomely for all you  expend on them. A request to the  Dairy Commissioner, Ottawa, for  milk record forms should state  whether you want those for daily or  three days weights per month: they  are free for asking.  WhafsDoin' At  Delightful Dewdney  Leo Boucher killed a big panther  last Friday while riding on the public highway near Durieur post office  At present vast sums of monoy are! on  Upper Hatzic prairie.  so-called  the  public  being    wasted    in  works, railways in  cement sidewalks in the streets,  post offices in the towns���������millions  and millions that drain away are  economic strength. In time of peace  these are excellent. For war unless  they have a war purpose they are  worse than useless. The work of  the men who labor at them is of no  value, and the food and clothes they  consume must be made by other men.  Let us be done with new    streets  t        Dave Boucher has been hauling a  wilderness,   fine lot oi lumber from his mill    on  ''Hatzic   Prairie   to   the     Government  works at Mission City.  Frank O'Neil passed avay very  suddenly last Thursday morning at  his home here. Mr. O'Neil has resided here for the past ten years he  was a prominent rancher in this place  and was liked by all who knew him.  He was 72 years of age and has always been a strong and healthy man.  The people who are looking after  l,-i.:i'!i  with  lil:-; nduf'v'-.  ���������.ir:.- i.-v.l/ iiia l':-U;nihi i:i  to !i:ruir:i  his deal h.  ] .afjt Sunday v.'iih i he  Nearly ail the ������������������''on:!-, hi .ihiw (ort of  Uu; Fnisc-r .Valley were out enjoying  u ,.;ood -day's run,  y.,.iv.'!  I'll':!���������<���������'  \Icinily  .c /on!:-,  '.'r.ifthl  il'n'il  .���������..i:i;:;ur  J A. Gather wood, Mr. A. R.  and JVL". A; 1VI. Verchero-'alii mooting of tho Consumers  in Vancouver this week.  M.IKH!ON   CJTV    HAli!������HN!?i'<iS  Suti'.nkiy wuh Tag D'uv for l!i������; Mil-:  ilarv  Hospital  which  the  lied Cross  of  fusion   City   are   putting   into   l.hej  Uoyal   Columbian   Hospital  :;t    Now  Westminster.  As a  result  of  the tag  $100  was  taken In which will pay for two bods  On Monday evening, the last trip  on the Mission-Matsqui ferry an accident happened while landing thai  caused some excitement for ii short,  liir.e. Dr. Darby and. a friend vel-,i  orhiary from Vancouver .driving a i  team of horses lo u light buggy were  precipitated Into tho water. Owing  lo tho Herculean strength of Mr. J.  A. 'Tupper, Dr. Darby, who was go-  lug down for tlie third time,- was  saved.' The friend received some injury about tho head. One borne was  lost, while tho buggy slightly damaged was recovered as wan also (Ir-. oilier   horse.  A Calico l'.all will  ho given In the  Imperial   Hall.   Mission  City, on   Friday   evening,   April    llith.     Proceeds  for  the .Hod Cross.  Good Music:  Good  Floor:   Good Kup-  per.  Only washing frocks and morning  dross allowed; transgressors of this  rule will be fined, and tiio fines added  t.o the proceeds.  For further information soe poster;-;.  l\Ir. Lockic Beaton who" is in tho  General Hospital, Vancouver, where  he underwent an operation, is reported as getting along as well as could  be expected.  Mr. J. A. Hargitt has ordered another car of Fords which will arrive  shortly.  Mr. A. M. Verchore was the successful winner of the set'of dishes  ra/Tlod by the Red Cross.  Immigration Officer Christie took  a deserter from the 23 1st to Vancouver on Tuesday morning.  " J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  -  PliORS Connection. Mission City  v  HUGH - McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  J.  Oitrriago mid Repair Work of  nil'Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction CJmiriintccd '  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON ��������������� c-  Iit-j-JoT-'ini .r'"f"'���������*������������������'  LIVERY, AUTO and  FEED STABLES   ,  I)..EMERY, Proprietor.  TEAMING and   DRAYINQ  ./WOOD and COAL For Sal������  Orders Promptly  Filled  Auto  For  Hire.  Give us a call and you will  be used right every time.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  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  A.J. HENDERSON  *������i.w3i0M������Twr������!iinrrw������.K,.������J=ie������i  v,-.r ->m  PROPRIETORS  uexanana  Fanners' and Travelers  solicited  Newly Furnish  Qi  'GUgillJ  v  Modern.  M  MURPHY,   PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON. B   C.  PIONEER MEAT MARKET  :    ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  For Hams, Bacon, Smoked Fish, Labrador Herring and  Salt Cod  Choicest Meats Always on Hand  'i  I  ��������� <I


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