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 ���������7  "i  II  "���������������  With which is incorporated "The- Huntingdon Stair"  ^rrr  Vol. XIII., No; 25  Abbotsford, b, c. Friday, May 4-1917  'iii$$iMa> 0  Q  fi������>"  ~^ZL.  wsstmwMMwmmmE  HILL'S STORE NE  Vol. 1.  Our Cloudy are the Best  No. '22  iclQlCS  ouses  A new line just opened  up to-day.  The newest styles: the lowest prices  Prices  -  $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2, $2.25 and $2.50 ea    g   Peardon of this placo were united  Rubber Soled  Canvas Footwear  For Children, Misses, Youths, Men and Women, Good  Styles.   No advance in prices from last year.  I From 90c up  Our Stock of Garden Seeds is  most complete. All packages tested for 1917.   Make your selection now.  1 Dutch Sets.'...   ���������  -.      -       -       -   .     25c a  ������  in Ab-  wook.  ist on  I.soon  thoso  auto-  Mr, and Mrs, Campbell wcro  bo Is To nl I'o i' a row days ,Uiis  Mrs. Campbell loaves for, the c  Saturday IHh. Mr. Campbell wi  resume   his  duties   lici'o.  ���������Mr. Henderson lias Joined  who nre privileged���������with an  mobile  The public school inspector visited  Abbolsford on Thursday.  About thirty attended the���������social-'at  Mrs. Boyd's on Thursday evening.  The church concert at'Huntingdon  on Friday'last netted $3.;'J. The programme was a good one.  ,, Mr. 0. Robb will conduct, tlie services of the Presbyterian church on  Sunday. t.  Mr. Walter Baines and Miss Mabel  placo  in  ' Local and.Personal  Mrs. Crist and son, Hoy, of Belli h ghani formally ol! Matsqui, have  been visiting Mr. and Mrs, l.i. Nelson.  Mr, I.). I'imory was a visitor (o Vancouver lust week and purchased ii  new Maxwell car. Mr. Furlott has  a, new Ford car, nlso Mr. J. (I. .Copping.  1 Jr. Swift was a visitor to Chilliwack last Saturday to assist on a  case there.  Mr. .lames Donnison who has been  in Vancouver for some time is back  to town again.  Miss Rogers of New Westminster  spent the week end with her brothers  and sisters here.  Mr. John Clark was homo for the  woek������ond.  Miss Annie and Ma bio Nelson were  visitors-to Vancouver this week.  .    ,.    - .  .     .. ���������.,   . .     Miss Margaret Hutchison returned  ^V]^Q}!]IanC0^e^onAvn\2}S^home last Saturday after a visit    to  Vancouver. . '  $1.00 I'kr'Yeah .  Ridgedale No ies  A report of tho ItedCross for April  will appear next JSitiu.  We are all glad lo soe Wyvera  Page home again from Vancouver  hospital, where lie has been conlined  for some months as a result of an  accident. '   .  Mrs. Joe Smith is visiting Airs.  Wells in Mission City.  Mr. Jones ��������� lias invested in a new  Ford car. Look out ladies! Who is  the lucky one? (7'  and. to celebrate the happy event a  party' of  friends  and  neighbors  ga-|  thered.in Peardonville last Saturday!  evening  to  trip   the  light  fantastic, j  The earlier part oi! the evening    was i  devoted   to   whist,   eighteen  couples |  caking part in the game    The ladies j  prize was won  by^ Miss Alma Lind-  strom, Mr. Archie "Peardon being tho  lucky gentleman;   the    booby    prize  was  awarded  to  Mrs.  J.   Duncan,  at 11:30 a dainty supper was served  most of the young..ladies reserving a  piece, of the wedding cake (which of  course had been drawn through the  wedding ring)   to  place under  their  pillow. *���������-���������-���������  Tt must not be forgotten to mention for the benefit of the lady readers, who would not forgive the omission, that the bride' looked most  charming in a costume of pale rose  color with large handmade collar of  a deeper shade and was tho recipient of many beautiful and useful  presents.  The festivities were brought to a  THE HUMUS PROBLEM IN A SEMt-  ARID DISTRICT  The most economical and practical method' of supplying humus to the  soil has been made an important feature in inaugurating the experimental work at the Invemere Experimental Station in the Upper Columbia Valley.  In the prairie provinces, we often  find that soil moisture is the limiting factor in crop production, here  in the semi-arid region where irrigation is posible humus becomes the limiting factor in' crop production.  Under mixed farming conditions  each year there is a certain supply of  farm manure to haul on to the land  and no better form of humus can be  obtained, but the amount available is  usually far short of the annual soil  requirements. It is due to these facts  that we have to look for other means  of supplying this much needed element.  The soil at the Experimental Station consists of a light sandy detritus with a gravelly morainic subsoil, totally void of humus and typical of the district.  Thi lack of humus was therefore  one of tho main factors to be considered in arranging the following  crop  rotation.  Four year: Wheat, 0at3, and  Roots. Five year: Wheat, Roots,  Oats,  (seeded to clover)  Clover and  Clover.  In the four year rotation the pea  crop is ploughed under, when the  pods are just forming. Farm manure at the rate of ten tons per acre ia  applied on the oat stubble in preparation  for roots.  Thus in two years out of four humus is supplied in some form. It is  a practice that can be recommended  commercially.  In the five year rotation the soil  obtains the benefit from two years  supply of vegetable matter in thc  clover roots,but no crop is ploughed  under. Farm manure at the rate of  ten tons per acre is applied on the  wheat stubble in preparation for  roots. This rotation involves a more  economical outlay. The statistics  published annually in the government reports will supply the crop1  yielcs each, year.  In order to demonstrate how far  it is possible to grow a profitable  crop without the addition of humus.  An adjoining plot is laid out with  oats and summer fallow alternately.  On the four years rotation an ex-  uv't recount of the amount of irrigation water is recorded. With l.he  increase of humus less water sliould  be required.  With the addition of humus the  soil rapidly darkens and this should  prove an important factor in the ripening of crops, as the darker soil  the more heat is absorbed and the  temperature of the soil is raised.  Mrs. ..Eric Scotvold  and  Marie re-'  turned    home    on    Saturday    after  spending thc    winter    in    California  and visiting at Seattle and' Spokane  on there way home.  Mr. Hunter who is well known  hero, and who has been studying the  Ministry since last I'ali took charge  ol! the services morning and evening  in the Prestbyterian church last Sunday.  Mrs. Swift and Sydcny were visitors to Vancouver this week for the  carnival.  Mis Helen McCallum is assisting  i Mr. 'Wiggins .in hisoffi'ce'at the B. C.  j Electric.  Mr. Jack Kennedy was a visitor to  .Vancouver this week.  Mrs. Crawford of Gifford has been  visiting- Mrs. Fraser  ! A new loading platform has been  erected near the B. C. E. R. Station,  so that stock shipping can ��������� be done  by B. C. E. R. as well as C. P. R.  Mr and Mrs. DeLancy have gone to  close with music and songs and the! the prairies and are at present in Al-  guests departed for their homes after j berta. " ���������  COADIISSONERS FOR AFFIDA.V1 TS  The following people are entitled  to take affidavits for registration of  votes, and all applications should be  filled out and sent away before the  .! 'I th of May.  .J. A. MctJowii, Abnot.sl'onl.  Hoove  McC'ilium,  Abbotsford. '  Mrs.   Parton,  Abbotsford.  v\ C. Wiggins, A1) hols ford.  A.Ci'iiic.siinnk.s,   iSJatsqui.  It.  McCriiiunon,   Abbotsford.  P>.  !5.  Smith,  Abbotsford.  CJco.   I-!.  Kerr,  Abbotsford  H;   Shortreed,   Abbotsford.  .J.   .J.   JVIc.Pliee,   Abbotsford.  Mrs. C A. Sumner, Abbotsford.  Eraser  York, Hunlin^'don.  E. St. G. Yavwood, Huntingdon.   ���������  A supply,.of these forms are,  should be kept on hand by each  thc above.  Thc  Drug store  or  B. B.  Smith's  is a'handy place so wc arc Informed.  or  of  POLITICAL ADDRESS  wishing the bride and groom happy  anniversaries.  Mr. Lewis Gephart is leaving for  Ohio.  Mr. Robert Butler has received  word of the death of his brother Mr.  .3rian Harper Butler.  Mr. James Butler returned to  Langley on Wednesday after a,few  days with friends here.  Mr.- and Mrs. Campbell are spending a short holiday in Vancouver.  Mr. Edward Baines is on-the sick  list.  Miss Salmon is spending a few-  days in Vancouver.  Mrs. C. C. Gardner is under hospital treatment in Sumas. She is improving.  MAY   DAY  full of pleasure is planned  18th   when   Evelyn  Nelson  May  Fra-  The Inquest  The inquest to inquire into the  death of the late George A. Watson  was held on Monday last with the  following verdict:  "We the undersigned coroner Jury  find that George A. Watson came to  his death accidentally through the  overturning of his automobile;  And we wish to express as a rider  that the attention of the govenment  be drawn to the dangerous nature of  the road between Hatzic and Dewdney owing to its extreme narrow-  nes."  (Signed): A. A. Lane, foreman;  J. A. Lampard, R. P. King, A. Forsyth, A. Beharrell and M. Macdonald.  A day  for  May  will be crowned Queen of the  for Abbotsford and the central  scr Valley. The retiring Queen Miss  Marie Scotvold accompanied by her  mother has returned from an extended visit to California and Washington and are very tglad to welcome  home again.  Tf weather conditions are favorable the programme planned will be  fully carried out. During the forenoon a ball game may be played between the Abbotsford and Sumas  high school boys, but no definite arrangements have been made.  Everyone is doing their utmost to  help with May Day and with this  spirit prevailing success is assured.  Mr. Bates, our local editor has very  generously donated the printed programmes, and it is the privilege of  the business men of Abbotsford to  help him out. and by so doing assist  with   Abbotsford's  chief  holiday.  Prizes will be given for the best  decorated building, the best decorated auto placed in the parade and  the best lady knitter in thc knitting  contest. Further particulars will  follow next issue.���������Contributed by  May Day Press Correspondent.  Mr. Dave Copping is home again  after being down in the States for  some time. ���������  Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Peele and family wore visitors to Westminster this  week to the May Day celebration  there, and also Vancouver.  Mr. Eric Weir was a visitor to Vancouver.  Mr. Jas. I-Iigginson has moved from  his old residence to his big now home  on the Yale road beyond the Abbots-  i*-.-,i * i, : n  I Ol U    11111.  The Great Northern intend running their trains through to Hope  commencing June  1st.  Miss Rosilda Zeigler lias returned  to  Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Trethewey left  last week for a trip to the Eastern  States for Mr. Trethcwey's health.  and  Boyd  her  are  Dan  her  J. J. Sparrow reports that business  was never better during the past two  vears than it is now with him.  A report of Clayburn Contributors  to Canadian Patriotic Fund will ap-  peaer in next issue.  Mr. Boyd's sister-in-law  daughter Miss Kathleen  visiting here for a while.  Tlie  many     friends  of  Mrs.  Smith   will  be  pleased  to    see  home again after her long illness in  the  Vancouver General  hospital.  Mr. Alex Mains who hurt his arm  sometime ago is now in the Vancouver General-hospital.  Mrs. Martain and sou have returned to Abbotsford from Clayburn  wheret hey have'been living for a  short time.  People are delighted with thc service now given by the post office,  which is open for boxholders up until 10 o'clock each evening. This is  the best postal service ever given  Abbotsford.  in  CYCLIST PLATOON C. E. V  (Lieut. II. L. E. Priestnian)  Recruiting is still being carried on  for the above unit, and men of fine  type are offering themselves for enlistment to Lieut. Priestman, at his  Vancouver B.  C.  Men who are interested in Cyclist  work would do well to write or call  at that address when full particulars  will be supplied.  Cyclists are being used extensively  at Headquarters in France as despatch riders and signallers, and the  training i.3 a useful asset to men in  A public meeting was held in the.  Gazley i-lall on Tuesday evening  when Mrs. McConkey of Vancouver  addressed a fairly large audience in  which ' the ladies predominated.  Mrs. J. L. Campbell occupied thc  chair and in a neat opening speech  introduced the speaker and her subject.  Mrs. McConkey is a clear and  fluent speaker and showed quite a  grasp of the present political situation. She urged the women now  the vote was granted them, to see  that everyone took advantage of  their opportunity and pointed out to  I hem that in future, should there be  bad government by either party, the  responsibility would have to be  borne by them as well as the men.  She said (licit tho electors themselves  were to blame for thc present state  of affairs as tlie majority of the men  seemed content to stay out of any  of the party organizations and allow  th em to run mostly by those who had  selfish interests to serve or by those  who were seeking their own advancement. She strongly advised co-operation among the different wonmen's  societies in the Province and point-  pel out many different-ways in which  women could help to make political  life purer. She was also greatly in  favor of proportional representation  fuel showed the advantages of this  method of election.  Mr.- J. A. McGowan and Rev. J. L.  Campbell briefly addressed the meeting complimenting Mrs. McConkey on  her work and on the motion of these'  gentlemen a hearty vote of thanks -  ..as extended to her.  Commissioners   for   taking   affida-  werc present and at the close quite  :i  few names were-taken.  r.fte life, including as it does tele-  .".rnpliy. signalling and despatch  riding. The uniform is the same as  .he Artillery, and the new badge  have been received from Toronto.  The badges bear the inscription  'Divisional Cyclist- Overseas," and  !  ok very neat.  Smart,  men   have   the   opportunity  <���������!" qualifying themselves for N. C. O.  rank, and promotions to that    rank  './ill  be  made according  to  merit.  Lieut  Priestman     joined     tne     last  f'yclist platoon as a private, and .-was  made sergent in  it afterwards being  promoted to command the new Platoon.    This is an example of the    opportunity arising  in  this  interesting  branch of service.  'ft  O  S������X  {���������*������������������������ *TiJ-*i������*A*.Ji tK'PhJM-'W- " fiCT^-^.^&'iiHfafiv. tTBr*"w,1i������ *J w* *--������������m.������i i jffiiiv^fl ifrfcr-vif/i t ^vffe*M^4^riX^F^i.V&fciHyt������������Pa*,j> ^^f^p.^'^.V'\i.vh\^*b\,W^-ii^tSSiii,^j\ iL.+tti l-Mfi> >-Afip;i'.tfe'M ������^^\Y������g'^������w3V'RiWvtt T������-"i?J K<- Vwt Vi^ffW^m"ii*W>������ Jvf������-ifftH m  3 ABBOTSFORD POST. ABBQTSFORI1 B.  sy.S*  I  M^-A'dA'oru8liuA't'!rat.6'sWiiia/dV.'-Kinown   on ���������afcplicatebn      ,!H  Our   Siilbboleth���������'Xeither l'bi|!:;,m';r\agin'   lh6'Xiuj'cf'iiineur  J. A. BATES,-,*..- -, -;,'���������(-, -r-!'L,,E(lil-,9M^' ^'oiirietcir  '('\   ��������� *-,  -\(f  W/iSlllll^YiiMAY -I,   10.17  The session al, Victoriaappears Lo soon close���������possibly in.  a couple oi' weeks���������and among the Acts Huil wi'U co.ne into force  will be the new Poll Tax law, whereby those who do not pay  taxes will be called upon to pay the Poll Tax.  ' c ���������  ��������� A few years ago when this method of,taxing for tiie poll  tax was mentioned we heard someone say thai 'Unit would be  class legislation'; but the new Act appears to meet with popular  approval. The Brewster government are to be commended for  'bringing such an. Act into force. It will bring many a dollar  from the bird of passage and the Oriental, that would not otherwise7 reach the government coffers. No man should be allowed  ,i.o remain in our country without contributing to thc protection  and freedom he receives.  |W?fc  IK  WW  ,   The present prospects for a good fruit crop this season look  !good even if a litt'le late and the fanners and fruit growers, are  as busy as can be.  With good prospects in sight let tlie growers put the final  touches on co-operation to their own advantage. 'No other  class of men would let the opportunity pass by. Get this fruit  business down to a business basis and the district will prosper.  To be highly appreciated an article must rise in the market  ���������''���������'to a high value.    A few years ago potatoes went begging at  , as 'low as twenty-five cents a barrel.    The market was always  glutted.    The country could not consume the supply and prices  dropped to a figure tooilow..to cover the cost of shipment, much  less culture.  As a consequence the whole section has since fought shy of  the uncertain tuber.    But if agriculture were even a half-way  organized industry, such situations, would be impossible.      No  one part of the Continent is familiar with the activities of other  crop-bearng territories and, as a result, farming is such a blind  gamble that we regularly experience enormous v/aste of laud  and energy.    The Granges, where in existence, h&ve done much  to promote co-operation in the disposal of products, but, however beneficial sane administration has proved in this quarter,  ( far more may be accomplished for producer and community if a  ^sensible regulation of planting were inaugurated and a greater  . equalization of food supplies secured.    Discretion is the better  ���������'..���������part of agriculture, too.  Every community is cursed by a class of people who make it  their business to attend to everybody's business but their own.  ������������������'Such people are the meanest specimens of depraved humanity,  -'".-.fiays an exchange, which the all-wise Providence permits to ex-  ..'-'ist.on this green earth.    It is well known that almost every per-  d Ti,f| rf&B#? toft?   SiH3*������   or'  iVrfosiiuifoes in flils pari of the country '  and they have habits as well defined as thoso of different kinds of  birds or-oilier animals. If is convenient however to group them into  three large classes: 1. the swamp  and woods mosquito; 2. those of the  jjall. marshes, and Ii. the domestic or  i'ain   barrel  mosquitoes.- '  The swM.mp and woodland mosquitoes emerge early in April; they  are' due now. They rarely' enter  houses, but are a source of great annoyance in- the evening out of doors.  There are two kind of salt marsh  mosquitoes common in this -neighborhood,and both bite at all hours of  the day aiid night. One of thorn is  brown with narrow white bands on  it's feet, fife other has a white band  across its beak, -white bands ' on its  feet, and, a yellowish streak along its  back.  The only way of golfing ri I of  these mosquitoes are draining, (he,  marshes, filling in 'and sprinkling  with crude oil evey two weeks.  About !)0 per cent, of tho mosquitoes that bother us indoors are of  ihe variety known as house i.ios-  quitoes. They bite from Ihe. '"Lvil  twilight fill sunrise.  They are strongly attracted by  light.  enter houses at every opportunity  and enter houses at every opporfun-  Thcy breed in any receptacle conain-  ing standing wafer, and, as ������(hey  travel only short distances, can generally be traced to breeding places  on or close to thc premises. Common danger spots are rain pools, gutters, tin cans, rain barrels, tubs, cesspools  and   obstructed   drains.  No tubs, pails, kegs, buckets, bottles, old cans or empty boxes should  allowed to stand where they may collect water. The roof gutter should  be regularly looked after to see that  it is not obstructed. In factories,  hotels, theatres and public buildings fire pails should be regularly  inspected and filled with clean water  at least every two weeks. All rain  barrels should be carefully screened,  cesspools tightly covered and the  vent   scieened.  At least two diseases are known to  be  spread   by.   mosquitoes���������namely,  Bte=  Your Ad. in This Paper  '.'SJjffir.flrCJQHfflUEBQOTjIQSMMI  -Si  I  'son is sometimes disposed to speak evil of others; and say mean j in^iaria and Yellow fever  things that are without foundation, just to make the- person, feel  small, but this continual knocking of. each other.    Fortunately  there are but few here who keep up this knock, knock everything  a neighbor lias, because they see that it does not. he1!') any and  j ^  u  is not for the best interests of the town. When the person  knock most dies, you will say a good work of him, why not say  it when he can hear it, and help to make his life perhaps a little  race pleasant. The same exchange say:-;, say a pleasant word  to a man whom you do not like, maybe you will never regret it.  It has been proved that malaria is  transmitted only by a certain kind of  mosquitoes, anopheles. These are  common house mosquitoes of this vicinity, and should, by all means, be  exterminated. Remember, no stagnant water, no mosquitoes, no mosquitoes no malaria.  Yellow fever is now known to be  transmitted only by,a certain kind of  mosquito known as stegomyia   (now  Everywhere we go these days we are given to understand.'called  Aedes).     Fortunately,    this  that "business is better" than it used to be.    People have been so: kind of mosquito   does   not   occur  used to poor business this last few years that if an extra dollar, naturally in this part of the country,  hoves in sight some day their spirits go away up. '" ! but on]y in more southern regions.  ;   ; ,.,.   |      Mosquitoes breed only in  ' water.  : With the pleasant weather the roads are becoming better  again. The sun dries out the mud holes. Now is the time to  put the work on the roads so we all have the benefit of the  improved road before the fall rains come along.  i:    ,    GET IN ON TIME  First-mosquitoes are Hatching' now;  This is the Time to Take retention'.     :  Mosquitoes  breed  only in    water,  ���������and generally require from    one  three-weeks in  hot weather to  ai; least a week old. Males die in  a few days; females may live a  month or longer, or until they have  a chance to lay eggs, and those that  hibernate (winter sleep in the adult  to ajrc may live from September of one  cie. year to June of the next.  velop ;frorii- eggs to  winged  insects;;      Mosquitoes   may   bite   every   sec-  , ci  iii cool weather the period is longer,  ond or third day, but when the cold  Females may begin to lay eggs three  weather comes the    mosquitoes    be-  ' ' i  days.after deveolpment,    but    as    a'come dormant or sluggish and rare-  rule they;'do not stay until they are' ly  feed  before  the  following spring.  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  sv tiie district, and industries already established,       jij  They do not breed in the grass, or in  shrubs or bushes, but rank growths  of grass or weeds or shrubs may conceal small breeding places. Moreover, mosquitoes seek damp grass  and other shady place to rest during  the day and to escape the hot rays of  the sun.  A teacup of water standing ten  days is enough to breed over two hundred mosquitoes. A bucket of water  may breed enough to infest a community.  Some species of mosquitoes lay  their eggs on the water, others lay  them in the water, and still others  lay them in the marsh mud. All the  eggs out first into "Wrigglers"  and then they turn into what are  called "pupae"'. The grown mosquitoes finally emerge from the pupae  and fly into the air. Both wrigglers  and pupae are readily seen with the  naked eye.  Don't waste time swatting mosquitoes. Prevent thdir breeding by  draining or filling in ponds and puddles, or, if near the sea shore, by connecting the marshes with tidal water,  by emptying cr screening rain barrels, removing all old tins, boxes,  tubs, pails, bottles, broken crockery  and other things which collect water.  TColnTilrTueX"^  BECAUSE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE  LOOKING EOR YOUB Al).  If you COULD (although, OP COURSE, you  can't) stop every mail you meet'on the streets  asd ask: "Do you want to buy a pair of shoes?"  (Or any other kind of goods) You might find  half a dozen who would say "Yes." Perhaps not  one of these, however, would want to buy the  article you want to sell.  Jf your advertisement, however, were to be  printed in these columns this week, it would  "stop" EVERY MAN IN TOWN WHO WANTS  TO BUY SHOES, OR CLOTHES, OR ANY  OTHER ARTICLE���������and it wouldn't "stop"'anyone who didn't want to buy- That's the beauty  of the advertising way of finding a buyer. The  ad. finds the buyer through the simple process of  being easily and readily found BY the buyer -  And if, among the prospective buyers of goods,  there Is one to whom your goods would be a bargain, and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll sell  what you want to sell.  (THIS SPACE FOR SALE)  =���������������  ate*  itmiftiirflCMacm  ft  See me now about that Insurance  The road to successful business may not be so  easy as the well worn road to failure, but the trail  has been well marked by those who have passed  that way. They never heeded any brakes on the  road to success, but often required a whip, particularly at the rough places. The whip they invariably used was newspaper advertising. If you  will think of the most successful merchants or  manufacturers you know of, you will find they  were liberal users of newspaper advertising.  They began as small advertisers, and grew to be  large ones, as a natural consequence.  Will you, Mr.  Merchant, profit by their  experience ?  UuUl  Ml m  icf.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFORD, ��������� R.  C. <���������  L*iKUrt*i'l*tk  vww^tiw wvrf1 >  'nvv*i#A^*+*:<x-*nmerJ>mtMwM',tn-\-ti������w*Mi ������wm���������i i mi T.'uiitt.*"  fffririf*- ������������������������   ���������      | IIIMMi|M|LW,  *nnwmwfT"  ���������������*������>��������� ililWWH.- ,*������i^iiw* |   r  "vn*WrtofioiiM������ii<iiwrM ������������������  ������������������*��������� *mimmm tVit ���������&'$������$  <.*������������������  ffpvrm������i������i������iM-������nw wim  -rTW^iT~iri~w������������������-'OTi^i������^rar;.rM������^  The Red-'Cross will have full charge of all the Booths on the Grounds  '&}  ajirjeiae������nu-������ijai������.ijiLajj'. uiuaamiiminMiiu  KKJ������uj^������i^AUUU/^aa  CBUJHmiTim;ifliritLBi  ������  ������  Ll 17 C    AFTERNOON ANi  S23EHS  *Sk  ���������nae% "SK  :CI  >e  HWWfJMMT !U������H n������u��������� ���������������������������������.���������...  i ..  ������<w������y..niM;ii������������nw������w������m������  ���������mmwiwHrMHLumumt  miiim.jL.iii..., .i.-iii���������^-n^-i  BMWailiril-cmiBllljj jjumhhjiumjh,, , nj^J.J������Jim  ^���������Faiwfa^JUUBIBSBBBBfcMXMh^MMUfc M'l  M  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. <3.  ^  .���������w-tf.-.a  IV������W liVVOMM ���������WDtt^flV  w wi/M-wnnr'HWW www  www**������������������^ipr ^na*^x^rp?S!^i,*,���������!r??*  nMH������MiiMtrii������M(lMlV>l>>>'Ma  EXK  ������������M������i������������M.m������������������WI  /*~  m| M^.M'^������������MU������*rtlfc������i%Wt>MU<Ml(������WlilWMU>^������<rK������tfl*������W ������  '  m  TRY  J  jTWSftj   J.  PIONEER MEAT MARKET  " ABBOTSFORD, ��������������� C.  For Hams,  Labrador Herring and  Choicest Moots Always on Maud  ,  Bacon,, Smoked ������Fisl:  Salt Cod  lil'n heartily Tor the work he Is doing  Thanks aro dlso duo to Mr., 0������'.ui-  iih.ter who kindly lent, l.he theatre  for I hat evening and gave up na on-'  ga foment in order to bo present.  The remaining five dollars have  be-m'contributed by" a generous but  anonymous  friend ���������Contributed.  Last Sad Rites  YOU TELEPHONE  IS OF GREATER VALUE  ��������� EVERY DAY  The funeral of the late Goorgc  Walson was. hold' Torn All Saints  church on Friday last followed-by a  large concourse of friends    and-   ac-  wo'indod or ��������� otherwise invalided  mo iit lis'ago, have sufficiently recovered' in England to ho sent .home  for the completion of their euro in  Canada.  Nearly all the recent arrivals., have  Iwcn convalescents. The Canadian  medical authorities in' England have  not yet found it practicable to 'send  over'any lam-e number of "bed  cases."  One object of such transference  would be (.0 inako more room la over-  sen hospitals for, men falling in    the  ciualnta'nces who assembled    at   tliej J,^ mI1Itftry 01)crations of the pro  The more telephones there are the more value your  telephone is. If you could reach everyone by telephone  your telephone would be at its maximum, value. This,  however, is not probable.   ,  The number of telephone users is increasing every  day. ' It means that in British Columbia the telephone  subscriber is able to reach '300 more subscribers each  month.  No other commodity gives such good value as your  telephone, service.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  church to pay their last respects - to  our once esteemed  townsman.    Thoj  mombors of Urn Board' of   Trade attended the church service in a body.  Tho'funeral'service was conducted  by the-Rev. J. W. Wcatlicrdon, vicar  of All, Saints, "who spoke of the .deceased in kind and- respectful words  that will long bo remembered by  tiiose pesenf, Ho also stated that  (licensed would be greatly missed a  mong tho business men of the community.  The  floral  decorations  were most  beautiful,  Ing, land by sections and description  of soil, climates, rainfall, elevations,  etc:, Postpaid one dollar. Grant  Lands Locating Co. Box - 010 Portland,  Oregon.  NOT I CIO  To   Whom'it May Concern"  Is Now Secretary   ���������  And Manager  Mr. A. M. Verchere ha ' been appointed secretary and manager for  the Eraser Valley Growers for the  ���������coming season, and can he seen at  his' office during all business hours.  The appointment will undoubtedly bo  .a popular ono and will guaranteo the  very best of' service for the season.  The fruit business is not new to Mr.  Verchere.  University Battalion  it  The Biggest Dollar7;  Worth in the Fraser Valley  Sixteen  14-oz Loaves  For     sangsei  ALBERT   LEE,   Groesr   and   BaKer  sunt, year. Happily our casualties in  the new campaign so far have beon  less heavy than had been feared���������  this being largely the result'of the efforts of munition workers both horo  and in -the motherland. Every .extra sholl turnodhas meant the saving  of   Canadian  lives.  The number of wounded, of course  must now bo oxpocfed to rise, as tho  fighting goes on. But tho medical  force in lOngland In better able to deal  with them than it ever way, The  shipment, of thousands of convalescents to Canada, and the return of increasing percentage of cured men to  to (he front liavo reduced..the number  of Canadian invalids i ntOnglaiid from  520,U5H on October 20, 11) 1������, to H,-  5J5 on March JfO, H>>7. The 'Uifost  total is made up thus: In Canadian  hospitals, 8,920, showing a reduction  of 2(il.; in sanatoria for consumptives, 92, a reduction of 13; in British hospitals, ,5527, a reduction of  5,4 37.  This unit will    be    composed,    in  part, of students and alumni of the      University, but it will be open also to   loacl will De g^ uy the time they'ar  rive if Mr. Hargitt can close the con  CARS NKAIUiY ALL GONE AGAIN1  Mr. J. A. Hargitt received another car of Fords from the east  this week.and expects another car in  a .few days. The first, cars are  all sold and a number of the coming  TAKE NOTICE that the partnership heretofore existing between T.  A. Swift and C. A. Rya.II under the  firm-name of. Abbotsford Garage Co.  at the town of Abbotsford, in the  Province- of British Columbia has  this day by mutual consent been dissolved.  The business will be carried on by  the undersigned to whom' all accounts owing to tho said firm should  be paid.  Dated  at Abbotsford;  13. C.    this  2 9th day of March, A. D.  1917.  ���������T.     A.   SWIFT  J. H. JONES "  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  Piione Connection. Mission City.  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Rspair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. O.  \5$r������j  The War Address  JJy Private T. A. Barnard.  On Sunday evening last in the Victor theatre, with Reeve Catherwood  in the chair, an attentive audience  listened while Pte. Barnard���������a . returned soldier of the 47th Battalion,  gave a vivid picture of life at the  front". In simple but yirgorous and  telling language, he described    inci  when he was wounded, related how  the men fighting for hours surged  five times desperately back and forth  to regain their ground; how the  wounded men heaped around them,  dying but unbroken, urged them on  with cries of 'Lusitania!" "The Persia!" "The Arabic!" and in death  called their comrades with courage  to go on.  j Private Barnard related a very  i brave deed.    He was with seven oth-  deats humorous and tragical; and in' ers scouting at night under the corn-  formed his hearers plainly of the  brutality treachery, and savagery  displayed by the Huns.     He begged  mand of Lieutenant Owen, son of  the Rev. Mr. Owen,of Christ church  Vancouver;     they    suddenly    found  his audience to realize what the boys ��������� themselves cut off, a light played on  at the front were doing; that they j thorn from the German lines, and  wore enduring unimaginable things'heavy firing started. To shield  and giving their lives to keep wo-' tho.melves they at once dropped to  men and children safe from German | the ground, and Lieutenant Owen or-  other men who "are willing to make  sacrifices and fight    for    principles.  No tempting plums are    offered    in  the  way of commissions.    The only  lieutenancy in the platoon is held by  Captain E.  E. Jordon, although two  sergents  and  two  corporals  are  yet  to  be appointed.    However the platoon docs make special    appeal    on  several    grounds:   (1.)   It    promises  congenial     companionshrip     during  the voyage overseas and the period of  training in England.     (2.) Arrived at  the battalion base, the    new    men  will be given opportunity of specializing in different branches such    as  musketry,   sniping, ���������  machine     gun,  bombing or bayonet work.       (3.) As  the reinforcements are supposed    to  gc lorward toward the end of April,  and as the facilities for rapid    and  efficient  training at Bramshot    are  especially good, recruits    may    feel  sure of getting to the front    in    the1  shortest possible time and so    doing  their share  to  hasten  the    end     of  the struggle and'to assure    the    decisive triumph of the    Allied    Cause  and   the   ideals   it  represents.     (4.)  The policy of the University is to recommend as many men as possible for  some training at the Royal    School  of instruction, Work Point Barracks,  before the reinforcements are ordered  overseas.    This privilege can be continued for only a week or two longer  Those  who  are  interested  should  make  personal  application  or write  immediately to Lieut. E. E. Jordon,  University of B.  C, or  to Professor  Mack   Eastman,   835   Tenth   Avenue  West.  tracts by that time,  sell Ford cars.  'Joe" can sure  Oregon & California Railroad Co.  Grant Lands. Title to same revested  in United States by Act of Congress  dated June 9, 1916. Two million  three hundred thousand acres to be  opened for Homesteads and sale.  Agricultural and Timber lands.  Cc.iservative estimate forty billion  feet of commercial lumber. Containing some of the best land left in  Uuited   States.    Large  map    show-  LIVERY, AUTO and  FEED STABLES  I). EMERY, Proprietor.  TEAMING and  DRAYING  WOOD and COAL For Sale  Orders  Promptly Filled  Auto  For  Hire.  Give us a call and you will  be used right every time.  ABBOTSFOIiD, B. G.  ABBOTSFORD, B.C  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of. wines, liqtrar-aad cigars,  RATES.   $1.50  TO   $2.������������   P&R   ������AY  fiiSSB  A.J. HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  zzrzrsc,  !������a>������  violence, and.to make it impossible in  futue among civilized nations' such  atrocities and barabarities as have  boon endured by the people of Belgium and Northern France at tho  hands of the Germans. He urged  them also to realize that a continual  supply of men was needed; that no  man in any way fit to servo his  country should be content to let those  others, fatigued and wounded though  ���������'unbroken,maintain for all the burden  of defence and protection.  The speaker, who is a citizen of  New Westminster, was for ten  months in the trenches and has been  wounded nine times; he has served  with some of our Mission boys. He  paid a glowing tribute to the work of  the late Scout Authur Laxton at the  front;  was    with    Joe    McLaughlin  der his men to return with all possible speed to their trench.. While  they escaped he stood up and by fir  inr; his revolver repeatedly .drew the  Herman fire upon himself to save nis  men. Ho fell with nine shots  through, him , giving his life to save  the men entrusted to his care.  At the close of the address the  speaker stated his aim was to raise  fifty dollars for the three war funds;  thc collection falling some dollars  short, various members of the audience promised contributions, leaving  ACCOMMODATION  FOR   RETURNED   SOLDIERS  Building for the Wounded Returned  invalids   Doubled  Since Christmas  More than twice as many disabled  Canadian soldiers are now being  cared for by the Military Hospitals  Commission as were on the roils at  New Year.  A year ago the total was about  1,5:30. By December 2 the figure  had risen to 2,634. Then came a  slight ebb. to    2,4 0 4    at    Christmas.  The tide has been flowing strongly,  a balance of five dollars still short! since then, and high-water mark was  of the fifty. These remaining five j reached on April 15 witli a total of  we hope to raise, during the coining j 5,077, in spite of the hundreds dis-  wcek. Private Barnard, who was. en-J charged in the meanwhile,  tertained by Mr. Plumridge, refused! Of course, this influx is not the ef-  to accept more than his train fare as! feet of recent fighting. It means  his share of the expenses.,We thank  that a large number of    Canadians,  ncX  r%  1/  note  Farmers7 and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly .Furnished;...  Thoroughly Modern  M-   MURPHY.   PROPRIET^P  HUNTINGDON,  B:l C.  wmiair  ;'ff  'Mt.  wimgsm/gsmmimm

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