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The Abbotsford Post 1916-03-31

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 '/  /J  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XL, No.  ABBOTSF.ORD, B, C. FRIDAY, - MARCH 31, 1915  <n^gx 8  $1.C0 ferYear  ��������� gnmtmmxnsaxnmanw  .*5XE5!2E!E2E?2S^ <>������!���������   Jtcpoi-hst'  iH.'.'ikcs  ;i.   Mistake  -*    ^-TMjroa'JratKMKMwamnmiiJnMra  It will  Pay You (o advertise your  Ilusiiicss in the Abbotsford 1'  a,  I  The little party iie'kl at tho home  of Air. and Airs. Danks-i and reported  in our last issue npoars to liavo boon  ii nihili'.ko���������-the. roportor being misinformed. The truth of tho matter as  sent us by Mrs.. Danlcs is as follows:  i'.'A few friends gave a surprise  party in. honor of Mrs. Dank a and  IVirs. I'orloy whose birthdays arc the  17th and, I 8th respectively. Charlotte  Hanlis who assisted in serving the  refresh moil Is was dressed in a very  plain'white dross in- halkin stylo  not in silk  chiffon and pearls."  We are pleased to know that'Airs.  Danks is a reader of the Abbotsford  Post. '  Mut 1 will write a few observations.  The hand-writing on the wall appear  olh there for the Bowccr government.  ������������������' *" * * *The fact that some ministers of.thc gospel have gone into  print there with ,.various charges a-  gainst thc government is best explained by two reasons: the evident  alliance cf the Methodist and Presbyterian churches with-the Grit party  is even more open in its expression  there than here in Manitoba; and thc  further fact, told me by a Methodist  minister there, that the gentleman  whose name first, appears - on that  pamphlet ."The .CrisLV^i.-think Jt,.is  called, was an unsuccessful'"applicant  for'a position in the University recently.    He is  also president of the  PERSONALS  Mr. .'iohn McOallnni of Vancouver  spent the weekend with his parents  Mr. and  Mrs. Alex. McCallum.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mutton who  live  near St.     Nicholas    sub-station  wore.the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.  McRay in Sumas last Sunday.  "Jimmie" loft Sunday evening for  Victoria where ho will join the Bantams.  Pte. Wm. Campbell was home for  tho weak-end.  Jack Parton was accepted and left  Sunday night for New Westminster.  Mr. Wm. 1-lillier-was home to Bel-  lingham for over Sunday.  Mr. 13. N. Ryall is in-Vancouver on  a business trip.  Mrs. Lamb of Granby, Que., who  has been with her daughter Mrs.  (Dr.) T. A.- Swift left Sunday evening for Vancouver to visit her son  Mr. Arthur Lamb becore returning  to   the  east.  Aliss Edna McMastcr has returned  from her trip down' through Washington  State.  Mrs. W. W. Green,' teacher of Div.  I.1J. in the school left tor her home  in - Warhoop Thursday morning on  account of illness. Miss Tt. A. Zeigler taugh her room Thursday and  Friday. '  . All thc towns are. very much alike  in these war times, and so it was un-  -t/il some one .jumped up ��������� and .said,.  "Lef'o play tip the fruit basket!"  and everyone or several moved. Mr.  Bobbie Shrotreed moved to Hunting-  OlTJi SCHOOLS AMONG THE BKST  i^j^iiaMf^vHsmtwnca^^'miin'MiaiiiiJMiBi^^.'ASTri  tj^^MSM-jiizir-.vimsHsszi&axMJX'rtzrwxL  .������J.3j-S^SS������]3K..gegBJM5a^.q^ V������i\J  GLIMPSE OF B. C. BY  MANITOBA EDITOR  Mr. Walter L. Belton, editor of th'j  Ncepawa Register, paid a flying visit  to B. C. this last winter, about the  end of the cold spell and in his  tour he took in Mission City and a  part of the district. "When he reached home he wrote his impressions of  his trip. . He-appears to have gone a-  way a booster even if he did visit us  during our most unfavorable weather  If he saw us as we will look in a  month from now after we have some  sunshine he might be able to say  much nicer things about B. C. He  says in part:  We mot a Chinook at Calgary.  The sun was shining and the snow  was thawing. I felt no more cold  after that till I got to Manitoba  I cannot say that I somewhat disappointed with the Mountains. I believe the fault was not in  myself; and certainly tho moun-  'tain grandeur; but in the descriptions written of them,read beforehand  at intervals of years, by different  writers. For instance: "Their colossal grandeur is beyond the power of  human mind to describe or pen to  depict." "They rise height upon  height until the very skies receive  them, and the vision of man fails."  The former is overdrawn; the latter is  not true. 1 often wonder whether  anything merely physical, is worthy of  such extravagant description as has  been lavished on the Rockies, and  what certain 'writers, would do for  vocabulary were they called upon to  describe soniethin   really beautiful in  the world of higher things���������thc  sphere of the intellect end the soul.  But I hope I am not dead to natural  beauty, and the Rockies are grand.  In the Rockies it was snowing,  and there appeared to be about six  feet of the "beautiful" there. But on  the western slopes snow changed to  rain and at Vancouver the first business was to buy an umbrella. They  had some snow though it was going  in all directions'when f was there,  and it had been down around zero  for a few days. Say, you would  think they had been enduring 5 0 below. My but they were cross with  the weather man. As for me, I was  walking around without ��������� overcoat,  and enjoying the warm rain. Warm  rain on the 14th and 15th of February is something I had not known  before. So 1 saw nothing to kick a-  bout. I had read about green' grass  and ivy in winter and f went that  15 00 miles or so partly to see just  that for myself. There it was, for  sure, green as in June here, and 0!  that beautiful holly and ivy! And  they really do have roses outside for  Christmas there.-'. That is fine, surely-   .  That is a dandy little ocean voyage  from Vancouver to Victoria. It was  not so pleasant before the Leipzig was  sent below by John Bull's navy. The  boat I crossed on was within IS miles  of the German raider once. That  was close enough.  Be   it   understood   I   was   in   the  Province of B. C. one short live days  Therefore  1 ' do   not  claim  to   have  swallowed the whole situation there  politically,     commercially,     socially.  and Mrs. A. Johnson moved into the  Wm. Campbell's house, Mr. and Airs.  D. Emery moved into Johnson's', and  Air. and Mrs. Towton moved into the  old vicarage, Air. and Mrs. Chas.  Davison moved, to Huntingdon, Mr.  and Mrs., W. Baker of Aldergrove  moved into Davison's houso and Mr.  Wilson Morgan moved into Jimmie's  house, but moved back again as it  was not big enough, but then he is  a bigger man.  Mrs. Fraser on Wednesday. There  was a goodly attendance of the members and a number of visitors. Tho  Society decided to paper several of  thc rooms in the manse and to have  the work done without delay.  Mr. Percy Wilson who has been  adopted as a recruit and who had to  undergo a slight oporalic-n is home  for a short vacation.  Mr. Copeland left last m :.nfh for  the front and Mrs. Copeland and her  son George r-.rc residing in " New  Wosi minster.  don, Air. and Mrs. Wm. McClanahan  Methodist conference this year, andi^oyed jnto   Shortreed's:  house,- Mr.  his influence  will no doubt be used  weightily in  the avenging    of    the  wrong  he feels  is  done  him.   1  can  not personally .vouch for "this, statement   but  it - surely  is   safe   coming  from one o'f the' ministers occupying  a  Methodist  pulpit    every    Sunday.  But I am not spporting or defending  the Bowser  government   :    *   * Incidentally,   1   have   often   wondered  oven at this distance why thc government there has not given more serious  and  practical  attention  to  the  development   of   the   fruit   industry,  and   especially   to   tho   question     of  markets.    Thc   Federal   Government  is doing better work, the recent protection  for  apples being  very  much  needed  and  very  much  appreciated.  1  spent   two   days   or   thereabout  in the Chilliwack Valley. *  :::  *   *  Let me illustrate the optiimism  of the settler. I walked two miles  straight up the mountain from Mission City, west, (it should be north)  It was evening, and the scene from  the mountain was worth the effort  (He walked up Grand Avenue) Mt.  Baker, nearly .100 miles south, in  Washington State, looked just a few  miles off. 1 imagined I could have  picked a wolf off the peak with a  rifle, so clear was the outline and so  near the view. The Valley below thc  town of Mission was also a fine view  The land rises in natural terraces���������  "benches" they call them, and its fertility is as perfect as are those wonderful natural terraces. 1 passed a  'quarter acre on which a man named.  La Plante last year raised 6 tons of  onions, and within a mile of where  another man had sold IS cars of raspberries off 2 0 acres. I walked on  through primeval forest, near the end  of the journey, with trees ever so  high, and arrived at thc farm I was  in search of, cJS acres cleared out of  the forest, at heaven knows what  cost in time and money. The family  had been there for eight years.  They had a house and other buildings  of a kind, i met two nice boys���������the  father was ill. Development was  but started on that farm, but I will  never foryet the' enthusiasm -of the  older boy as ho talked about that  farm, and its. intrinsic value. Throe  hundred dollars an; acre he wanted  for part of it; $225 if one took the  whole 'place. I said: "You wish to  trade for my quarter section in Maui  toba; that quarter produced throe  carrj of grain last year and I onl "  ask $40 an acre for it. What did  vour farm produce to make it worth  Thc following is the annual school  report for the district which covers  a large inspectorate, No. 5:  Inspector DeLong in addressing  the Superintendent of Education at  Victoria says:  "I beg to submit the following report of, Inspectorate No. 5 for the  year ending June 30th, 1915:���������     ��������� ���������''  Thc boundaries of this district  were the same as last year.  As compared with last-year there  has been a slight' decrease in the  public school population of the cities  but a considerable increase in that of  the rural districts. Tho following table gives this in detail:  Cities, 1914-15, 1125': 1913-14,'1223  decrease 97. Rural municipalities,  "1914-15, 2,102, 1913-14," 1,939, increase 1G3; Rural and Assisted 1 9.14-.  15 1,230, 1913-14 LOSS, increase of  LIS; Total for 1914-15, 4,4 03, for  1.9 1.3-14,   4,249;   net  increase   .214.  Now schools were cstaoltahed at  Silver Valley in Coquitlarn Munici]H,  alityand at Steelhoad Valley in Mission Municipality. The increased enrolment demanded tho opening of another -division in the Ruskin, Lynn  Valley, Britannia Beach and Powell  P:-'er Schols. Assisted scnools \vrr?  opened at loco, Pender Harbour,  Nimpkish, Savary Island, and Refuge  Cove. The schools at Stave Falls and  Harbledown Island were closed and  the Hatzic Prairie School was rc-op-  ened. Powell River. wras raised to  the status of a regularly organized  district.  There has been considerable building activity during the year.      In N.  Vancouver   thc   Queen   Alary   Scliool  The Ladies' Aid mot in the homo of I was completed and will  be formally  Mr. and Mrs. McKinnon a:wd family  and Mr. and Mrs. Ruling and family  are moving to Qualicum Bay, V. I.  Messrs Ryall, father and son have  taken the agency for the Overland  Motors and will open a garage on the  lot belonging to Mr. Alanson, opposite  the  Royal   Bank.  Mr. Napier is in charge of the  restaurant formerly managed by Mr.  and Airs.  Firlott.  Mrs.   Fraser,  Miss   McAIastor  opened next term. This building is  most modern in every respect and  possesses great architectural beauty.  This city is not surpassed by any in  the Province in regard to the. excellence of its schols accommodation  Port Coquitlarn City deserves credit  for its excellent school buildings.  Duriug the year a four-room school  was built in the southern end of this  city.  During the year the Provincial  Government built four-room schools  at Matsqui and Lower Squamish  and two-room schools at Ruskin and  Keith Lynn. A two room school at  Capalino and additions to the Whon-  nock and Bradner Schols are under  construction. Coquitlarn Municipal-  iy with the assistance of a grant  from the government, built a very  creditable school at Silver Valley.    The majority of tho teachers avc  Campbell    and' putting   their   best   into   the   work,  Airs.  attended  the  Chilli-  and in most cases are obtaining bct-  wack S. S. convention on Tuesday of,     . j      th       last We  lay  this week. Mr. I. Vv. Williamson who j  has   boon   thc  efficient  secretary  for I much stress on organized knowledge  this province is giving up this .work   and thoughtful  method, and  rightly  and moving to Nova Scotia where ho  will fill a similar position in connection with the Baptist Association.  Mr. Clarence McCallum is steadily  gaining in health and strength.  Gardeners in the town are busy  getting their land in shape tor vegetables and flowers.  so; but to be truly successful a teacher needs to be lifted into enthusiastic and inspirational teaching.  Many teachers have not mastered the  seat work problem. They do not al-t  ways give seat-work which is worthy  of the child's intelligence. Busy work  should instruct and interest as well  as afford relaxation.  Teachers are not changing as frequently as formerly. This is partly  dub to the fact that they find it increasingly difficult to obtain new  schools as the number of teachers  increases. About half of the teach-  (Contlnued on Page Two.)  ������ j., I,.,..   that   quarter   produced   throe and   rubbish   and   each   householder quently as formerly.    rl his is partly  Klcrstood   I   was   in   the  car3'of grain   hist year  and   I  only should  fool sufficiently interested  to dtr6 to the ract that thev find it in-  ,->   r,  ���������,,     . . (.������������������   -,,,,,���������     ,���������,. 'c. -,-.  ,.,,   ���������,,,.���������  <-m. ii      What   did make his own surrounding pretty and ���������  B.C. one short five days. | ask  ^,40  an  aue lm  it.     nnat uu Some tumble    down    shacks creasingly difficult    to    obtain    new  > , ;    1  ���������      .     , vour farm produce to make it worth n~ai.    auillt-  iuuujic     uowu     biiauvb  do   not   claim   to   have ��������� > ������^ '^ a(irc?"   For answer  he  re- should be removed or burned up. Let schools   as  the   number   of   teachers  he whole situation there! m������Uulpd me 01' the 20 acres already us have a spring cleaning    of    the jncreaseSi    About half of the teach-  ... ... streets  and   vacant   lots   and   make  commercially,     socially.! (Continued on Last Page) the town a thing of beauty and joy. (Continued on Page Two.)  -   . ;.: ���������   ������������������.      '���������'���������   Vi  ��������� '������������������'-���������"���������'-.?���������.    I THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  .j:.: 11  ��������� ..      THE.. ABBOTSFOiRD POST  <  I'lihlishe-d   Kvory  Friday  by  The  Post  Publishing  Company  weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advortisiing  rales   made  known   on   application '  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor'  a^'in'   tho   Cioveriiinent  J. A. BATES, -       - Hditor and Proprietor  ���������FKIDAY,' M AUG 11 iil., J 916.  Shall'the Fruit Growers organize?'  In union there is strength; Capital realizes this, thus the  jsts; or shall we- say the companies; tradesmen recognize this;  lis tlie trade unions; poiitcians recognize; thus'the two great  ���������ties oi' Conservatives and Liberals; everybody recognizes that  [co-operate and unite "in a body is tlie sum and substance of  engtli, except it be the man. who tills the soil, who must resize it but fails Lo act.    For his own protection and his own  Isperity there should be one grand'union of the fruit interests  \i the farm interests.    To'the fruit growers,; who are the pre-  ninant agriculturists in  this district, we would say get toiler and organize, under one grand head, which may have  (inches at other points, as L-lat/Jc,,Matsqui, Abbotsford, I-Iunt-  Ijdon,' Haney Hammond or any other point in the Fraser Val-  |, that may be necessary.  Mission City is in the opinion of many the logical centre or  |-xdquarters. It is a central point; there is already an organ-  Ition. incorporated under the laws of the province; and Hatzic  ;l Mission who have been and are to work together again this  ir, represents at the present time the greatest number of fruit  hwers in any one community of the Fraser Valley; and there  J3 undoubtedly other reasons for Mission City being the central  |tributing centre, known to fruit growers.  The growers will have to overlook tlie little faults they sec  leach other; unite and sink all differences, having some recog-  :ed rules to go by and let all other matters be dropped. ( The  e and only main thing that we can see is to GET THE  )NEY FOR THE FRUIT, AND THE HIGHEST MARKET  [LICE, AND WITH AS LITTLE TROUBLE AS POSSIBLE. ,  The worry of the fruit grower should not be to get his money  \- his fruit; it should be to grow' enough to supply the market,  ider proper organization this should be his one and only worry  ter the fruit grower has a bank account sufficiently large to  like.him smile he will start in, and as a result of his labors  is district will rival any other in the province. But first get  l'31'oughly organized and look to the future.  Some of the growers of the district last year did a lot of  riling;   they belonged to the Fraser Valley Growers and got  h cash for their berries. ���������,'.  It is not a question of which party shall govern the province  B. C.    It is the suestion of t'hich party will give us the best  jvernment. We want good straight honest government no  itter. whether it be Liberal or Conservative, in our opinion  th parties need organizing, and as the ��������� Socialist would  y get all, or nearly all, the lawyers out of politics. There are  od men on .both sides, who believe in giving the people good  vvs.    Let us pick these out and relegate the others to private  ]e. Now is the time to thoroughly organize and pick out the  SAL GOOD MEN.  The Bowser government it is reported has borrowed one  lillion dollars which will be let out  under  the Agricultural  ���������edits Act at a little, over G per cent.    The money has been bor-  Iwed at something over 5 per cent, and it is, claimed that in  hw Zealand it costs 1 per cent for the government to handle  e money, and of course our government thinks it cannot han-  Je it for less.    Money on the proposed plan should be a boon  the farmers and fruit growers of the  province if  rightly  lanaged.  A preacher on Sunday last from the pulpit in the middle  Jsst said something not very complimentary about the kind of  jeat given the soldiers of the three prairie provinces, and at  j.e same time said .there was graft from Halifax in horses to  ictoria in submarines. We thought that the B. C. submarines  fere all right���������so the commission said���������but then it is hard for  .ese political preachers to get such tilings hammered into their  bodies.    A minister should keep out of politics or out of the  ilpit���������either one thing or the other. Politics and preaching  j) not go hand in hand. Preaching the word of God is too sacred  matter to be mixed up with politics. Some of our very best  l.inisters apart from exercising the rights of citizenship never  ive anything to do with politics. Their reform lies in another  lrection.    They say politics will corrupt even a lawyer.  OUK" SCHOOLS AMONG! TJilO  15I0ST  (Continued from iJage One)'  ers  engaged  in  this    district    have  spent  at   least  two   years   with   the  School   Hoard   under  which they arc  now serving.  ��������� A summary of the length of service of teachers in-their present districts is given below:  Five years or upwards 10 teachers; four years, 5 teachers; three yrs.  22 teachers; two years, 38 teachers;  one.year or leas 78 teachers.,,  Of the 158 teachers engaged, 106  have signified their intention of returning to the same schols next term  ��������� Physical training now has a permanent place on the time tables of  these teachers , who have taken the  course. ��������� Fifty-two' of the teachers  employed in this district last year arc  without Slrathcona Trust certificates;  but twenty of these- have taken a  similar course in tho Old Country. I  believe the committee in charge of  this fund would be well advised to issue certificates ,to those who can present satisfactory proof that lliey have  completed the prescribed course, in  order that such teachers may bo eligible for thc prizes which arc being  presented from year to year. Prizes  last year were awrded as follows: ���������  First���������Miss Georgia Maclvcnzie,  Division 3, Port Moody;  Second���������Miss Sarah McKnight, Division 2, Britannia Beach;  Third���������Miss Annie Stiven, Division  1, Powell Ilivor.  One hundred and seventy-one pupils from the schools of this district  animation. In exceptional cases it is  passed the High School Entrance Bx-  uhfair to judge a teacher's work by  her success with her ontrance pupils;,  but in long-established districts thc  proportion which the number of successful Entrance candidates passed  from year to year pears to the whole  school population ought to be a fair  criterion of the1 efficiency of the work  being done in the'schools. It is surely not unreasonable to expect..teachers (1) to so conduct their schools  that a considerable number of the pupils will evince a desire to finish their  .school course, and (2) to so present  the different subjects that their pupils will b.e able to pass a reasonable  test. Thc following taple gives interesting information regarding the  recent examination: ���������  and the generous grants offered by j ftlul)k! or /iou'or Sardens. Several  the Government have done much to! teachers and-School Board are plan-  stimulate an interest in ' agriculture  among thc people generally, and to  encourage the formation of school-  gardens and thc improvement of the  school grounds. Very creditable  school gardens were in operation at  James Park and'Central Schools in  Port Coquitlarn, at Kilgard School in  Sumas Municipality, and at, Valdez  Island School. While these'arc thc  only gardens which are up to the  standard, upwards of thirty other  teachers have done more or less extensive work in connection with veg-  ning regulation school-gardens for  next year. Thc value of the school-  garden properlc used in the instruction of the pupils cannot be overestimated.  IMlffiahJ^V-hlii]'^  . H.. JONES  Funeral Director .  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Phone Conne.ction. Misskn City  f(ii[^������������IM'^iElwM^!il$.t������lEi������iiIlE������  n  %  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  ^  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month '  Write tlie 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.  J  A WASHES A JOY  when one's, bath room is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental and  open work plumbing. It's an art- .  istic triumph. Have thc bath room  a joy. Let' your plumbing arrangements bo as santitary as the  latest developments of the art will  permit.     We'll show you thc Avay.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bld^ Abbotsford  O  o  a  fc  *���������1  a  O  P-i  o  *-*  V  o  m  Z  830  57  m  G)  o  t^nwTngreiT^���������^w'���������^CT"OT^*"rj"l',"'n'':'^^  Your Photograph^SfmL'S  the pleasure of the.friends and kinsfolk  '   ��������� '       at home.  A few days ago we heard a nicely dressed young lady refer  ai this paper as 'the rag', and again we heard a man say there  |as 'nothing in it,and never was' but it did not make the editor  id extra bad as the very same thing was said about one  \: our city dailies of eighteen pages by tlie same person. There  Jill probably never be an ideal newspaper until the archangels  mtrol the press; and the reason is based on a few questions  Ike these:  Has anybody ever seen or heard of an ideal minister?  Has anybody ever seen or heard of an ideal college presi-  hnt?   :.'. '  Has anybody ever seen or heard of an ideal doctor?  Has anybody ever seen or heard of an ideal lawyer?  Has anybody ever seen or heard of an ideal telephone?  Has aybody evere seen or heard of an ideal reader of a  japer?  Has anybody ever'heard or seen of an ideal business of any  lind?  Why?  Because (he representative of (he callings are all human.  ���������ith the usual number of virtues and faults.    And editors, being  Juman, are in the same class.   'Therefore when the world is peo-  Iled by angels and the newspapers are control"-*' by archanp;.<W.  ���������q shall see the ideal newspaper.  Of course this was copied from an exchange and if we had J  !ot copied it, some other fellow would have.  10  12  41  22  39  13  4  3.  6  2  17  37  6  o  53  51  10  5  25  20  17  7  3  3  2  1  11  14  2  District  Cities  North Vancouver   Port   Moody    168  Port Coquitlarn  127  Rural Municipalities  Maple  Ridge    453  Mission   364  Matsqui  444  North Vancouver  3 65  West Vancouver 114  Sumas  118  Coquitlarn    181  Pitt Meadows    63  Abbotsford  (rural)    154  Outlying  districts     Private    Matsqui, Port Moody and Hatzic  Schools deserve special mention.  These schools presented all candidates  that could be reasonably expected  and made a perfect pass.  It is highly satisfactory to note  that the teachers of this district take  advantage of every opportunity to  equip- themselves for egective work  in their schools. Fifty-seven are now  in attendance at tlie summer school,  aportioned among the different courses as follows: Rural science, 24;  art, 10; vocal music and elocution, 10  literature and Krench, 4; household  economics, 4; nmtiual arts, 4; manual  training, I. As a considerable number attended the session held in 'the  summer or 19 14, more than half the  teachers of this district have been in  .'cfom'lance at one or more sessions  "f tin- schcjl.  The  efforts  of Mr.  J.   W.  Gibson,  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:      B.   C.      :-:  ^i  Supervisor of Agricultural Education  See me now about that Insurance  8  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  J^is  ffl  If  If  i  i  'I  &  t-i -. (i.:;  iwnnmnfmn���������  !>  ���������-  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD/ B,  C.  Abbotsford an  her sons to fight for  istnct nas aone magnincen  e freedom and rights o  mpire and her Allies.  in sending  ritisl  e  \,  ROLL OF HONOR  ���������������������>'  Unveiled With the   Names   of  More Than Seventy Names  February 6th, 191(>.  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 liatlrno 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.  H.  Grimley.  A. Teng.  A. Hill-Tout.  L. Trethewey.  J. Fraser,  C. L. McPhee.  S. McPhee.  C. Hulton-Harrop.  A. Hulton-Harrop.  G. E. Hayes.  M. Rhodes.  A. Hicks.  0. Hicks.  Chas. Wooler.  .  G. Go ugh,  A. R. Flummerfel't.  J. Kirkbride.  A. C. Dudden.  D. Geddes.  .11. Johnston.  P. J. McLagan".  J. Hands.  S. Knott.  N. Laird.  H. Gordon.  A. G. Adams.  G. N. Gillett.  J. Aitken.  0. Kidwell.  R. Hughes.  T. Ushaw.  T. Perks.  A. Pegram.  B. Pottinger.  B. W. Suthern.  E. A. Chapman.  M. W. Copeland.  A. Mallalue  A. Healey.  J. Welch.  A. A., Fermoor.  T. Donnelly.  E. Anderton.  A. A. F. Callan.  J. Bousfield.  C. Bayes.  R. Peters.  T. Davis.      c;  T. Mawson.  A. Knox.  B. Knox.  R. Smart.  S. Finch.  W. Bowman.  E. Chamberlain.  K. Huggard.  D. Huggard.  J. Munro.  T. Smeeton.  A. -Williams.  J. Hanns.  J. McCormack.  John Gillen.  Hilliard Boyd.  Tho   following   have  recently  enlisted 1'or overseas service:  D. Campbell  J. Downie.  Percy Wilson.  Manlius Zeigler  Ed Barrett.  Roy Maines.  W. Campbell.  Dan. McGillivray  E. B. de la Giroday  Jack Parton  I-I. Skipworth  "   R. Ramsay j  are we, who are left behind, going to contribute  towards the Canadian  >  rund, as our share  ��������� /**  to equal the sacrifice or those who have died or en-  or  ���������""Hi   ���������  verseas oervice.    \jive a monthly subscription.  ������*���������+]  ^f*|  My*l   4c "V"t tfy ffjiiMMmiwmjuLUJi^^  SHSSSKSS^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C;  H U N T  jjirausjj,  ���������w^  surrtfixn  <V  (���������limpse   of   It.   (.'.   Manitoba   lOditor  , (Continued from Pajce Ono)'  referred to, within a mile of where  wc stood, on which last, year grow  18 carloads of raspberries. "That  land", ho said, is worth $1,000 an  acre easy." ' And my conscience was  tolling; mc apout that man, La  Plahto and his six tons of onions.  Ho also said, ''Why right across the  fence there, in that forest, a..Jap paid  $100 cash for an .acre yesterday.  Don't you think ours already cleared, if not highly developed' is worth  $225 an acre? Great boy that: I  like him.- He Is the kind that 'will  make that place truly prosperous. He  has faith,and, what ��������� is more, it is  justified. He said' there were .."reasons" why ho would prefer' not to  soil and mpvo to Manitoba, i sa.,  one great big reason right in his  honost eyes, and was wicked enough  to suggest It. * * * + So it is; the  actual settlor there has confidence,  and optimism, just as the pioneer always aha. And it is right and reasonable.  As I walked back to Mission City,  down those "benches"    Mt.    Baker.  (Hooded  with  moonlight-now)   leading me on, and tho prospect of beefsteak at  the holel  urging  me on,   1  suddenly remembered that once upon a time I had seen a pamphlet issued   by  the  Mission   City   Board  oi  Trade.    I  wanted  to  meet the  man  who wrote it, but was unable,to locate him.    1 wanted to shake hands  with  him  and compliment hint.       1  wondered   how   many   blind. persons  had called him a liar because. he������had  the correct vision they lacked, to see  the  real   worth  and   beauty  of  that  district.    1 wondered how many Mission City knockers���������they are everywhere-���������told .him   it  was     no     use;  would  do  no  good:     Mission     City  would never be anything more than  a hamlet.    Curse the pessimist, and  blessings on the man of vision.    All  that was wrong about that pamphlet  about Mission City district was that  its prophecies are sooner to be realized  than  possibly  even   the  author  dared believe.    And 1 determined to  write  that  boy   that   his   farm   was  well  worth  thc  money.  1. J gave this cup to be competed for by football teams in' f'lio second division of the Mainland'Football League (Association Rules) No  team oast of Chilliwalk or west of  Co(|iiilla,ni lo compote. Now there-  is no'second division club in. this  area and Coquitlarn have held this  cup for a numbci" of years although  they were first division team and'  champions of B. C.  2. Any club holding tlie aforesaid  cup anid disbanding the cup was to  be returned to the trustees. Coquiti-  lam have now disbanded and joined  in with the New Westminster club. (.  For both of these reasons 1 think  the trustees should ask  for thc  return of thc cup.  1 gave  try  to work up amateur  and around Mission City  Coquitlarn club being allowed to hold  the cup'this object has been defeated  1 would suggest that the trustees  should turn the cup into one for com- the procession and also a view of  petition amongst the High Schools of  thc Valley and 1 think that this  would bring about the end for which  thc cup was donated. Yours truly,  F.   IS.   PAKI3NHAM,  Thc trustees of the Pakenham  Football  cup are  thc  President   Mission   City   Board   of  Trade;  President Labor Day Sports;  President of Agricultural Society, and  the   Secretary   of   the     Labor     Day  Sports; also G. A. Watson.     F. E. P.  the cup to  football in  but by the  FUNERAL OF CHARLIE BLAKE  CORRESPONDENCE  (From Fraser Valley Record)  J. A. Bates,  Trustee Pakenham Football Cup,  Dear Sir:  As the giver of the Pakenham Cup  I beg to call your attention to thc.  rules under which I gave this  and which the trustees are not  forcing.  cup  en-  (From Fraser Valley Record)  Pte. John A. Pope, who ia now with  the 4 7th at Bramshott, Hants, writes  interestingly to his parents about the  death of Charlie Blake.  He says:  Dear Dad and Mother.  We are out of quarantine at last  I just got out in time to go to the  funeral of' Charley Blake, Lieut. Martyn asked me if I was going, and said  as many as ciuld get off ought to go,  so Justin Anderson and I went, and  the chaplain- and Lieut. Martyn looked after us on the way up, paid our  railway fares and our meals, gave us  papers,   chocolates  and  cigarettes.  The funeral was held from the isolation hospital at Aldershot, to the  military cemetery a few hundred  yards away. It was a'double funeral, a man from the 46th dying from  tho same dread disease, at the same  time. ' Tho collins wore placed on  gun carriages drawn by horses. The  pall bearers ' marched two in front  of the carriage, two at the sides,  and two at the end. ll'modiately  behind them came I ho friends of tho  deceased. The procession was headed by the military band playing the  "Dead March" The step was very  slow and measured, and although  the cemetery was only a short distance away, il, took quite some' time  to get there; it was a sorrowful  scene, the first military funeral I  have ever been at. , On reaching tho  cemetery gates the coffin was taken  by the'six pall bearers on their  shoulders, the "slow" march being  resumed to thc graveside;. The deceased's . hat, belt and side arms  were laid on the coflin and draped  with tho Union Jack, before leaving  the hospital. Tho service was -read  at, the grave side'by our chaplain,  Major Osborne, and tho chaplain of  the 'ICtli, After flic service a volley  was lircd over the grave by a li'ring  parly from tlie |{. A. M. C.'s and a  bugler sounded the "Last Post".  Limit., Martyn   secured  a   picture  of  Ihe  grave after everybody had left. Tho  chaplain gave a lovely wren Hi with a  card on it marked "From the O Mi tiers, N. C.1 O's and men of (ho -17th  Battalion. Wo' Maple Kidge boys collected a s"in, which Lieut. Martin  nearly doubled, and bought u nice'  wreathof white lillies and green fern,  with the words "Maple Ridge" a-  cross it in blue 'card. A card with  the words "From the men of Maplf  Ridge," was attached. Charley wns  was liked by everyone in thc battalion who knew him, and his loss is  keenly   felt.  Wc are going to be quarantined to  morrow again. Jack Colo was taken to the hospital for measles and  we arc to bo "interned" for another  six days. I have been'attending a  bombing school learning all the different bombs, seeing the real ones  thrown, and throwing dummies myself, 1 will write again in a week and  let you know how we arc making out  Until then dear parents, Good. bye.  Your loving son Johnnie."  Developing the Boy and the Girl  Y  OUR ORDER,  no matter how large or how small, will  receive the best of attention at���������  Highest Quality  Lowest Prices  Your Patronage. Invited  Ouick Delivery  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and  ABBOTSFORD,        -       -       -       -       -  ������a.  B. C.  !������ua^)taiL^ratCT.aiiiiJMiniBCTrajflw^^  aB^assBBgraasf^^  BUTCHER  Perk, Muttpn, ?teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  SSMSiSSa;  ������������a������s:  I  ��������� ffiBS������  m^tsmaxmsBwatmiasaiawasiaagmaB*  QBBB8BSBBBQI  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,%  FOR SAI/E���������1   Pure Holstcin Bull  Milk and Butter Prince 3rd Registered No. 12339, sire Milk and Butter  Prince Nn. 9702, Dam Augusta of  Lulu No. -G871, J. M. Staves Herd,  Lulu Island. Can be seen at Wm.  Porter's farm on Whatcom Road.  Wm. Porter, Huntingdon, B. C.  Of the activities encouraged and  promoted by fun'ds provided under  The Agricultural Instruction Act of  the Dominion none is more worthy  than the improved means which have  been made possible for the development of thc juvenile mind. There  is but one way that the boys and  girls can be rivetted to the soil and  that is by strengthening' their attachment for it. This can only be  accomplished by the inculcation , of  knowledge presented not altogether  in utility fashion but in a manner  that will emphasize thc brightness,  the wonder and the attractiveness of  the works of nature. This the boys'  and girls' clubs are doing; this the  school fairs are doing. This the  nature study classes in the public  schools are doing; this the school  gardens are doing. They encourage  association and sociability in the first  instance,- a desire for emulation in  the second, .a favorable disposition  for the outdoor life in the third and  an appreciation not only of the  marvels, but also of- the beauties, of  creation in in the fourth. All four  divisions of the work receive substantial support in every province from  the grants derived under the Agri-  Cultural Instruction Act.  Hi Prince Edward Island, the sum  devoted to these purposes in 1913-14,  the first year the Act was in force  was $5,529; in the third year or in  1915-16 it is $10,050. In New Brunswick in the first year it Avas $1,500  In the third year it is $10,000. In  Quebec the first year it was $3,000.  in the third year it. was $8,000. In  Ontario it was $10,000, it is now  $20,000. In Manitoba it was $2,-  000 it is this year $5,200. In Saskatchewan it is $2,100. In British  Columbia $1,000 was so used in 19 1.3  14, but this year for boys' and girls'  competitions, fairs, etc., and instruction in puplic schools, $17,000 is to  be spent from the grants. It must  be understood that while in some  l'y employed for the purposes set  of the provinces the money is direct-  forth, in others it is used in other  ways and the sums required for  school fairs, school gardens, and so  on, are received from provincial and  municipal sources. The figures, however, are in themselves abundant indication of the far-reaching benefits  coiueired by the Act.  A club consists of ten and there is  an effort being put .forward at tho  present time to. have one or more  clubs started  in Mission centre.  WANTKI)���������Cedar  .Timber    or  Shingle Bolls in any quantity  tributary to the Fraser Iliver  Apply to Munn & Murphy,  Shinge'Co., Halzic, B. C.  FOSI  SAL30���������1   Good   Horse,  with  harness:! and wagon, and sleigh, all  for $90.00, or would trade for good  cow. Apply A.'Mains, about one  mile wr.'sL cf Abbotsford.  WANTED���������Situation as cool:, housekeeper, on farm. Good cook and all  rouhcLjha'ha'gc^  AJmptsfortyvB/..^  fir*.  :;;;AtSV.;:Mceal^  ;*.--; Every,; ^  rl 1 ?ron v: ip ai-'i' G-\n'in):fyi  Counsel S.:jS.; Taylor,;:K:;G.I  'ROUGH ON-HATS" clears out Rats  Mice, etc. Don't Die in the House.  15c and 2 5c, at Drug and Country  Stores.  HUGH McBRIDE  era! Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  ': Satisfaction CJuaranteccl  ;; Next to Alexandria Hotel 'f,,  'JiUNTINC)DON."V.;:.';v::":'-:JJ.::0.:  A bbotsfore! Feed Store  tamaamaammmannam  ���������-������������������������rrrr:  ���������AFFIRM,IS---OFTENJUDGED  ���������: RYv ITS'STATIONERY.    WHY  ?:W31EN;:':'-;1YHEN;v^  VO.^y&O OD;::: PAPER-:: AT- THIS  ���������OE?XGE,vA:LMOST:^S^CHEAP.  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