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 ?'>.  1/ '  0  .   ''!���������  w-  With which is incorporated "The'Huntingdon Star"  Vol.  XV.  No. 62.  4.BBOTSF0UD, B, C.   FRIDAY,   MAY '24, 1918  <������$pfc>8       $1.00 per Year  At the meeting pi' the Matsqui council held .';*<; Clifford on  Saturday last the clerk was instructed to write ilie Hon. John  Oliver asking for the boundaries] of the "mosquito district"  he proposed to establish.   '  The Ross Road contract was  gvc'ii to Robert Duncan at $210,  wth a provision, that in the e-  vent of Duncan not being able  to do it, Robert Butler's figure  of $240 would be' accepted.  The contract for painting the  municipal hall at'Gifford was a-  warded to Nels Olund at.$200.  A grant of $100 was voted towards the completion of the  drainage ditch on the Bates  road. W. A. James appeared  on behalf of the residents affected and stated the entire  cost would likely exceed $600.  He "was personally giving $100  as was Mr. Hawkins, and the  other people interested, were  expected to do their part to pay  for this necessary work'.  Albert Healey complained  that the road, in front of his  home was some distance east of  the;/proper lir/p,,^r-.utting off a-  boiit two acres'of his best land,  and asked that the- road ::be., put  on the correct line. This will  be loked into.  PERSONALS  With the weather man on his good  behavior, today, Friday, was an ideal  day for Ahbotsford's May Day fete,  and from morning till the conclusion  of the dance in the evening, one and  all thoroughly enjoyed themselves  | Being essentially a day for the children, they were present in hundreds  but the grown-ups were by no means  few in numbers. Visitors were on  hand not only from near by centres  but also from New Westminster, Mission City and Chilliwack, the majority of whom motored there.  The races held on the school  grounds in the morning for tlie children were in charge of Mr. Mouldy,  and proved a source of enjoyment to  all. In the afternoon a' football  match was played between the Abbots  ford and Mission City boys, but owing to ah accident to the fotbail a-  bout half time, the game was declared off, although the score' stood then  3 to 0 in favor of the Mission City  boys.  The feature .event of the day was,  of course the  crowning of the May  queen   elect, ��������� Miss   Margaret   Smith,  Avhich took place in  the. Alexandria  Hall.       Long before the commence- i  'menVof-the programme the large hall  was filled and by the time that -it  .started, standing room was at a premium. Rev. William Robertson acted as chairman, and .in his opening  The Smith-Hutchison    Lum- r������������������k* p0"11^ ?ut ,th^ on such, a  ^_    _,        ,     ^ _   day it was the duty ot all to ne glad.  the  .iVi 1 .  THAT THK REAL  REASON?  Today while tlie children were disr,  ensuing May Day events the grownups were discussing the weather. Several prominent Liberals were gathered in one corner discussing tlie premier.  First Liberal: They sr.y John is at  Ottawa waiting for a title vvhen tlie  new bit is defeated.  Second Liberel: Yes, and lie is  in line for one too.  New Westminster Liberal. I know  of.' no man better entitled to a title  than-Premier. Oliver���������Sir John Oliver would-be'.fitting and  proper.  PROPOSED   REVISION   OF  Dl'KIXti PLANS  A complete revision of the plans  prepared for the drainage of the  Sumas dyking area with a view to  ascertaining the best method o!'  bringing thc 32,00 0 acres now held  out. of production in to service is  proposed by the provincial government. By' order-in-council the prosecution of this preliminary work by  the Land Settlement board has been  authorized. Under tlie order $10,-  A card containing the following 00������ has'been appropriated ior the  has been received by the Abbotsfod j engineering features of (.lie work .-','c  lied Cros:  "British Prisoner of War interned  in Holland, Hotel de Galeries, Scher-  ^jiiigen, 24-3-1 S. Ladies: (God Bies..'  you). Please cense sending parcels  to nio as 1 am now. in Holland recup- j  crating at tlie seaside having arrived I  here last night. How I thank you for  your kindness and will write when  settled, Ber. Sutherns, 7th Canadians."  Miss Christina McPhee is home for  the  week   end.  WANTED���������A Girl for Housework.  Good home and wages at !'K?.0 per  month to a reliable girl. Apply to  Mrs. R. J. Fellows, Dewdney, B. C.  lis  proposed  that  tlie  scheme  to   bo  | evolved will be followed out and the  large tract of excellent land, will'bo  rendered available for cultivation.  Another matter which the land  Settlement Board will be in. a position to deal with now that the federal  govemnent has expressed its willingness to co-operate is the Nicomen Island dyking situation.  ber Co. wrote concerning  condition of road between  Tilley's place and the bridge a-  bout a mile south'of Bradner,  Councillor McLean will investigate and report.  Permission was given the  Shearwater Lumber Company  to construct a crossing on the  Clayburn-Straiton road for a  logging- railroad. A deposit of  $15 will be required.  The lease of the gravel pit  containing 99 acres, to the Clay  burn Company was signed.  An offer from Alfred Ashby  of $725 for the Kingrose place  of 160 acres 'was received  action was taken.  Tenders will be called for the  purchase of the whole of the N.  E. 1-2 section 5.  The Abbotsford Timber and  Trading Co., will be asked to  spread oil-for the mosquitoes  on the lake.  Councillor Melander was authorized to spend $125 on the'  Glenmpre road north from the  Whte road, and also $300 on the  Huntngdon. road.  He also referred to May Day, which  heralded tlie arrival of spring, as  having a historical significance. It  was a celebration that dated back  into the mythological days. Immediately preceding tlie coronation tlie  maids of honor sang a welcome song  Miss Evelyn Nelson, the retiring May  queen expressed sincere thanks to all  whom she had ruled over during the  past year. Her reign, she said, had  been greatly saddened owing tc the  war, but she was glad to know that  the men of the district had responded  noblv to the call of king and country. I  Queen Margaret, in accepting the I  honor conferred upon her, extended !  thanks to the members of the com- j  mittee and to her subjects through- | Pies by ten an   church   went  IiOl'S ARE AVAILABLE  NETTED .LARGE AMOUNT  DRESSMAKING   and   SEWlXfl   of  any kind. Apply to Mrs. Stewart,  Weatherliead Cottage, corner of  Washington and Stave Lake Road,  Mission City, B. C.  The amount, netted at the recent  concert and dance of the Mt, Lehman  Red Cross was $47.4n. Tlie ladies of  tlie society wish to thank all those  who helped to make the concert: a  success, especially tlie soldiers of tka  One-thousand- British Columbia  boys, between the ages of fifteen and  nineteen years of age, are available  to assist you to increase production.  Thcr.2 boys are anxious to do their  little bit. in order to help you produce your crop. There arc numerous complaints about.a'shortage of  labour.     Here is a source of supply.  Application forms are in every  post office, or may be had from Mr.  James H. Beatty, "S. O. S."' office,  Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  Food will help in winning the. war.  out the valley. Miss Evelyn Nelson's  mauls of honor were: Misses Willena  N/O McPhee, Eva Ware, Marguerite".- McDonald and Dorothy Dawkins, while  those attending Miss Margaret Smith  were- Gladys Taylor, Vera Bedlow  Alice Rucker and Kathleen Vannetta  The two little' boys who acted as  page3 w-ere Walter Mclnnes and  Perry Ducker.  The May Pole dance that followed  was prettily carried out by seven  boys and girls, while this was followed by a song by the children from  Miss Simlett's room. A Japanese  song in costume was effectively given  by four girls. Annie McPhee, F^nol  Little, Evelyn Davenport and Violet  McGuire, while further songs were  sung by children from Mis A. Gillen's  room and Miss R. Graham's room.  Two song selections were rendered by  Miss Pearl Williams, of Vacnouver,  while Mrs. E. Campbell, of Belnng-  liam also contributed a vocal solo to  the programme. A violin solo played by Miss Thelma Taylor was much  appreciated, while "Sweet and Low"  was sung by two Utile girls, Clara  and Dora Walters.  Mr. and Mrs. Alex Matheson, Miss  Beatrice Matheson and Pte.A. G.  Matheson and wife, of New Westminster, motored to Abbotsford on Friday to attend the May Day celebration.  Mr  first depot    battalion,    who    helped j Mr  with the musical part of tlie program l mountains  for a  te nursery and fruit grounds of  David Nelson has been sold to  Miller who has come across tho  better climate.  The concluding number was a pretty (lag drill by several young girls  four of the girls being arrayed to  represent Miss Britannia, Miss Canada, Miss France and Miss Columbia  In connection with this numuer tlie  national airs of these countries were  sung, Miss M. Nelson acted as accompanist. The ' hall ��������� was apropriately  decorated for the occasion: with Hags  of the Allies, while' on the stage was  erected a flowery bower which served  as a canopy for the queens.  The concert was followed by the  children's cotillion until 7 o'clock  and later by the dance for the young  people and grown-ups. Tlie proceeds of this celebration will be given to aid the True Blue orphanage  in New Westminster..      The chair-  Mrs.   Henry  Smith  of New  West-,  minster, formerly of Abbotsford, was  a visitor to Abbotsford last week.  Mrs. Wiggins, Miss Winnie and  Miss Smith were week-end visitors  to Vancouver.  Tho Women's Auxiliary whist party was held as usual on Thursday  evening. $4.25 -was collected.  Mr. R. Thornton's sister, Mrs.  Brackenridgc from California is visiting him. They have not seen each  other for years.  The bride and groom Mr. arid Mrs.  Taggart, (nee Miss Grace Alder)  were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bed-  low over' the week end. Mrs. Taggart and Mrs. Bedlow are sisters.  Mr. and Mrs. Alder have been visiting with'Mr. and Mrs. Bedlow.  Mrs. McKinnon's mother, Mrs, Miller has been visiting with t'riends on  Matsqui for two weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were visitors to Bellingham on Wednesday.  Tlie concert at Mt. Lehman on  Tuesday evening was splendid. Nino  from  Abbotsford  motored  down.   '  Tlie Ladies' Aid  was held  at the  Manse ou Wednesday afternoon.      A  \ fair attendance was present.  1 -'  It was Missionary Day and thc del-  " cgates- Mrs.  Robertson and Mrs.  Mc-  Menemy  gave  their   report  of     the  meeting in Vancouver recent ly. Tho  reports were well received  .  Mr. W. Ferris who was kicked on  the knee by a horse at the-mill was  taken to the hospital,   i-  Miss Clark, formerly telephone operator here was.a visitorjiiii Abbotsford on Sunday., ' ;-.  Mr. and Mrs. HiJlman who were  injured in that auto accident, near  here returned to Vancouver on Sunday evening after a stay in the local  hospital tor a week. Mrs. T-lillmau  had to be carried to the train as she  was not able to walk.  L'te. Charles Fuller was home for a  few days. Me expects to go cast,  shortly. He donned the khaki on  Monday.  Mrs. Johnson, Miss Shorireod and  their mother went to San Francisco  last week for a. visit.  Pte. Farnk Gordon was home over  the week end.  Mrs. Nixon from Vancouver is visiting with her parents Mr. and Mrs.  Ben Nelson.  Miss Suggett wast he guest of Mrs.  B. B. Smith last week end.  Friday evening the    men    of the  to the  clii-rcli in the evening to repcir tlie  steps. The ladies provided a banquet  forth em.  Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ryall spent  a few days in Abbotsford and now  have gone to Edmonton, Alr.a., for  the summer.  Mr. Colin Fraser has taken a three  months' vacation from the C. P. R.  depot at Huntingdon to do his bit  towards relieving the food shortage  by helping to put in the crop in Alberta.  Mr. Eric Weir was tlie winner of  the cushion raffled for the Red Cross  and which brought ,in the sum of  $23.(55. The cushion was donated  to the committee by Mrs.  Ferris.  Mr. N. Hill returned this week to  Abbotsford to take up his duties as  manager .of the local branch of the  Royal  Bank.  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McCallum  are rejoicing overt he arrival of.a.  baby girl on Freday evening last.  Mrs. Percy Wilson has gone to  Harrison Lake with her husband who  is   fire  warden.  Mr, Authier has generously given  a horse to the committee of the \.  M. C. A. and Red Cross winch they  are arranging to dispose of bv raffle.  Miss Simlet is spending the holiday  in Vancouver.  Mr. McMillan is again in Abbotsford as foreman of the C. P. R. section returning here from North Bend.  man of tlie various committees, to  whom much of the credit is due for  the success of the celebration are:  programme, Mrs. J. Vanette;; the  sports. E. W. Mouldey; decarotions,  Mrs. H. Gazley; refreshments. Mrs. J  J. McPhee; printing, Mrs. A. Taylor: Mrs. T. H. Walters wras convener  of the general committee, while Mrs.  Vannetta was secretary and Mrs. McPhee, treasurer.  ���������"'."���������pic;  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m^^m^M^ PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Thursday ���������  J. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  ���������j^. ^.���������tu.^ij^^.'.Tj.a^jji'rgttMn'jij.MiajfiLJiiie  FRIDAY, MAY 24,  1918  It is with a great deal of reluctance that we assume the responsibility oi' criticising any  religious body, or the actions of  the ministers thereof, but it  does seem to us that the Aleth-  oaist conference failed this  week to measure up in full to  'their oportunity when'they by a  - majority vote recommended the  doing away with -the present  voluntary system of raising the  Canadian Patriotic Fund and  asking that the people be taxed  instead.  A discussion of the present  method of raising the Canadian  Patriotic Fund can be argued  pro and con for hours ami yet  bo no further ahead than when  one started. There is no getting away from the fact that it  is the method adopted by the  government of Canada for keeping the Fund going, and if it  has failings it has also its merits. But like every good sys-  em imperfection creeps in, but  we believe we are safe in saying  that no means of helping to win  this war bring  results with as little expense of  administration as does the Canadian Patriotic Fund. But just  how. it could be carried out by  the -government assessing -the  people for the money and the  administration of- the Fund remaining the -same as at present  we fail to see.    It is voluntary  The Good Book from which  the ministers quote often in  asking donations. for money  says, "The Lord loves a cheerful giver." It is voluntary giving that carries on the church  work not compulsory. A compulsory giver cannot be a cheerful giver. We should rather be  of opinion that it would be more  in keeping with the rules of the  Methodist church to encourage  in the cheerful giving.  One day when this matter  was up for discussion at a public meeting a good old soul remarked, 'If it were not for the  Patriotic Fund I would not have  the privilege of contributing towards helping to win the war,  as I am not a taxpayer/ Are  there not thousands and thousand of good people residing  in Canada who pay not taxes,  and are proud to give voluntarily to a fund that when first inaugurated enabled the people  at home to show their appreciation of the voluntary giving  of their lives for the freedom of  the British Empire.  It seems a pity that the conference should make the recommendation that it has as it will  no doubt influence many in the  church and the Fund suffer  in consequence���������and the soldier's wife and little children  wiil be the important sufferers.  the same size when motoring in  Canada.  The same rule would appear  to hold good with Canadians in.  the United States. How many  of us think of it? But the  Canadian is never as prominent  with his flag.  U'iL  URiTAIN  TRADE  GIBRALTAR  Great Bitain give up Gibraltar as  tlie price of Spain, joining the allies  in overcoming Germany and her allies? ...  impossible, you say. But nothing  is impossible. There are indications  that Spain is wiling'to barfor. What  Great Britain will do is anothor  question. France, and Italy, too,  must be consulted.'  Suirendcr of Gibraltar," with il.s  control of commorco through tlie  Mediterranean sea to the Barbarry  states, to Egypt, through tho Suez  caval and to the Near East ,would be  a staggering ' prico to pay, but this  world war is a grapplo of giants to  the death.- Never in all tho a^.os has  Britain been' pressed as sho is today.  Never before has she had to draw  upon -power,put lior s'.rengfh  to tho supremo test, put every talent  every resource and every dollar into  &s such excellent | the scale.  Great Britain,������������������ fighting for the freedom of the seas, for-the freedom of  mankind,-may have ��������� to surrender  some of her own control; but whether sho will barter Gibraltar, is doubted by statesmen.  Spain,- admttedly hasn't.-much to  offer in-exchange, but--that little-may  be-sumcient. ��������� Belgium'balked-Germany's great plan of whipping  France before England -was ready to  fight and ' winning -the ��������� war in ��������� thirty  days.  In-1915, the last .--year---for which  reliable figures are available,- Spain  had an army of a mililon men, with  an additional three-quarters of a mil-  !io?i available for service.  YviiiU v.ouid two million reserves  bi; ��������� >',..Hi to ih;-; ailies on- tiie West  front- today? Would Gen. Haig say  Ihe surrender of Gibraltar is too high  a price for two million men-on the  battle front? Spain's army may'today include a full two million though  prnhably not fully equipped.  Spain's navy is negligible. When  the war .began Spain didn't have but  Lhree'rnodern battleships, one old  battleship and thrty-nine smaller vessels, including torpedo boat destroyers.  King Alfonso XIII. has been wobbling in his neutrality. For a long  time his sympathies were believed to  be with tho kaiser, and but recently  Gen. Pershing has had difficulty in  obtaining food supplies from south of  the Pyrennes.       The army  class  in  one of Spain7's strongest .statesmen  and leader of the Catholic "party "in  the most Catholic of nations, is attributed the ambition-to .win bade Gibraltar for Spain.  Maura has dropped several suggestions of sympathy with the allied  cause and these' feelers have stirred  ���������up much speculation.  Whether, the influence of Germany  and Austria will actually be thrown  against   the   consummation   of  such  trade between Spain and Great Brit-  i ain may even be doubted.  Paradoxical as it may seem, Germany does not appear to fear additions to the armies of her enemies,  but is persistently striving for the  weakening,. commercially and fhian-  ���������.iially, of- Great Bnain, as well as  strikng her hardest blows against  British troops'." Surrender of Gibral-  .ar would- unquestionably be a  .ous blow to Great Britain's control  jf the seas.  At best Spain's damand would be  exceedingly awkward for the allies.  It would be another complcai.ion and  one tlie far-reaching of which is easily apparout.���������-l-ialscy R. Watson.  'Key to tho Mediterranean"  Gibraltar, "key to the Mediterranean" known to tho ancionts as'one  of tho Pilars of Hercules, stands  sentncl over the commerce Mowing  between Europe and Africa.  "The Rock" received its nnnie  from Tarak Ibh Zayad, after whom if  was called .Jabal al Tarik who took  it from.; the Visigoths in 7 11 A. D.  If was** rota ken in 1309, and not finally wrested from the Moors until  1503. In 1704 it was taken by the  English, and sustained several sieges  by the French and Spanish between  1704 and 1779. In the latter'ycar  the memorable'siege wlich continued  for.r years was begun. This ended  with the repulse of tho combined  Meets of Spain and France by tlie garrison under Gen. Elliott.  "The Rock of Gibraltar" has become a symbol' of strength. Gibraltar is considered absolutely impregnable. But little is known of the fortifications which Great Bitain lias  provided and in modern times no enemy has drawn Gibraltar's fire.  "The Rock" the name by which  the British speak of Gibraltar, is in  the shape of a lioness coucho.iu,4.hi>  extreme easterly end of the Rock,  facing the sea, being ��������� known as  Europ'a point. On this rocky promontory is Europa. light', wrell known  to travellers. The rocky, formation  has been tunneled and mined by the  British-until honeycombed with sub-  toranean corridors, passageways and  galleries, in which are mounted  heavy-caliber guns ' and where are  stored supplies which would probaly  enable the garrison to stand a siege  as long as that of a century and a'  half ago.  Morocco, 'on,the southern shore of  the strait, is controlled by the .French  ���������American Ex.  f<3  T1E;J������������SE������  It is manufactured  tobacco in its purest  form.'  It   has  flavor.  a   pleasing  It is tobacco scicn-  tifically prepared  for man's use.  jwit^uULrfBaCTwrrorrOTrramrx.rantCTfiox^TO  WORK TOGETH  er  Real, helpful, rmi  ator gives  TVl '  ?hc  ���������!e service is what the telephone op-  s trained to her work,  ment is made instinctively as  her every move-  .he result of constant prac  tise.  He  )r efforts are always directed toward  vice; it becomes habit.    To do otherwise,  to derange her daily course of action.   '  sh(  giving ser-  would have  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  i  as  of  MILK IN THE HOG RATION  Spain, headed by none    other    than  - This week will be celebrated  throughout the Dominion by a  great many people in honor of  Britain's queen who ruled the  British Empire so successfully  so many years. We do not appear'to be able to forgel the  24(h of May somehow.  While the other provincial  premiers have returned home  after'interviewing the Ottawa  government, our own still lingers longer  An exchange says: "With A-  merica and Canada as comrades  in arms against the common  enemy of humanity, the question of international etiquette  on the part of motorists going  into Canada is of paramount  importance."  The same paper recommends  all Americans to fly two flags of  Gen. Weyler has, and very naturally, favored the Teutons. Gen. Weyler may bo a bit jealoi.13 of Hinden-  berg's "efficiency" in butchering ba-  bieso, etc.,.but lie doubtless admires  him.  On tlie other hand the sympathies  of tlie Spanish peoplo has unoeust-  ionably been with the allies. They  arc bound by many ties to the French  with whom they have lived as good  neighbors.  Maintaining neutrality atthe pres-  oni time is becoming increasingly difficult, and as the kaiser persists in  sinking a Spanish ship every time he  gets a chance, even the army faction in Spain cannot be expected to  continue' forever forgiving.  As for King Alfonso hi-meslf, he  is not cursed with a Teuton queen,  as are several others upon v/honi tlie  crown ueasily rests just at the pres-  icnt time. Neither is he bound very  closely by  blood ties  to England.  Tlie Spanish royal family is ��������� Bourbon, descendants of King Louis XIV.  of France. King Alfonso's mother,  Maria Christina, laan Austrian prin-  m"-".i:. I.'o mar:ip,1 Victoria i.-bigenio  davghter of Prince Henry of Laten-  ber--: and Princess Beatrice, daughter  of Queen Victoria���������English, but no'  overly much so, for it willbe recalled  that Prince Henry has a German  tithj and was subjected to-merciless  criticism and forced from the British  admiralty and privy council.  It has been pretty well understood  however that the sympathes of Queen  Eim, as she is populrarly known, are  with England.  Spain has had its share of cabinet  crises. Recently "Tiger" Maura,  who left the premiership when Fer-  ror was shot In 1909, has been recalled to power, and he has brought  to his aid several of his old enemies.  How long the combination will last  no one can  foretell,-but'to  Maura,  In order to raise and finish, all'.the  extra pigs that will  be farrowed' in  Canada this year as a result, of the  campaign for increased production,'it  will be necessary to exercise the utmost economy in the use of concentrated foods.    Pig raisers  who have  access to dairy by-products have    a  groat advantage over    others.      Experiments   have   proven   that   when  meal is worth ?40 a ton unit is worth  more than  $8  for an  equal  weight,  that is. pron-i'-d it is feci ecom;u-.irw', -  !y.    K.vpemnents  carried   on  at  the  Pouiinion   "'"ixperimental   Tarms   and  Stations show that for growing bogs  60 lbs. and over, 400 lbs of skim milk  [produced results equal to .100 !);s of  ' mixed meal.     Buttermilk fed fresh is  i equal to 100 lbs of mixed meal.  But-  I termilk   fed  fresh  is  skim  ' mlk.    Whey is not so valuable. One  'hundred pounds of whey was proved  equal   to   19.2   lbs; of   milk,   that  is.  provided  it is  fed  in   not  too  large  quantities and  before it lias soured.  A study of experiments with skim  milk show that for young pig:  of milk fed with 2 1-2 or it  meal gives best results. For. larger  hogs less milk may bo used. - For  hogs over 10 0 lbs in weight not  more than o lbs of skim miln daily  should be fed in order to get tiie  greatest value from  the milk.  At the Nova Scotia Agricultural  College it Avas shown that the best  gains Avere made by feeding a lot  of pig ration composed of 148 lbs  of grain, 900 lbs of skim .milk, and  110%lbs of mangels. At the Ontario  Agricultural College the best results  were obtained Avhere the p-oporton  of milk to meal Avas 2.5 to 1. In  one trial in which this ' proportion  w^s used, 3 65 lbs of skim milk Avcre  equal to 100 lbs of ���������meal.-.' This a-  grees fairly closely Avith tlie results  obtained at the Ottawa and Branch  Farms.  In a series of articles that appear  in the May number of thc Agricultural Gazette, both the Ottawa and the  Guolph authorities agree that it does  -, not do to change the diet from SAvcet  to sour milk. For young pigs tlie  sweet milk is preferred.- For Jar er  pigs it seems to make little difference  Avhether or not it is fed s-.v<--ot or  moderately sour, provided whatever  condition favoured is uniformly kept  up, that is to say, if the milk cannot be obtained always sweet, then it  should be fed sour as a rule.  TOKACCO AT POPULAR  i������RiCKS  Canadan troops in Britain are well  pleased with the opportunity now afforded them of buying tobacco and  cigarettes at less than half I he-price  now charged by the army cam eon for  tiie  same  class  of  goods. This   new  scheme allows a soldier to indent for  four ounces of smoking tobacco and  100  cigarettes per week.   While one  soldior can get both tobacco and cigarettes (o tlie amount above stated,  lie cannot get eight ounces of tobacco and no cigarettes, nor 2 0 cigarettes, nay 20 cgarcttes and no tobacco  i But just Avatch  the artful  one3 get  ! around that limit, as a pipe smoker  and cigarette lover get together and  each indents for the limit.    After the  1 Q. ?,I. sergeant has made the general  distribution the real    distribution is  s:artcd. and the fag fiends get tlieir  2 00 fags (if they want them) and the  pipe smokers get eight ounces of tobacco.    A Canadian tobacco that retails  at.  about  Vive cents  per  ounce  in  C������-.:ada and is better  than many  English tobaccos that retaili at from  '������������������"i-mi   cents   to   twenty   dents   per  ounce, can now be bought by Canadian soldiers in   Britain for six cents  an runce, or four ounces for a shilling.       1 his  particular  brand  of  tobacco   is   a   favorfie   with   Canadian  soldiers and could rarely be bought  in Ungland or France.  A new stunt is being pu'iled .off  by the Canadians n France. While  only a couple of units have been engaged in the task of mussing up the  Kf.iter's minions, the rest of the  Maple Leaf boys are kept informed  of tlieir comrades' doings along the  battle line by means of letter bulletins that are read out to each company in every battalion, and it maeks  good  reading.  Scrgt. Iii. O. Carter and former  Corp. If. McTaggarl of Mission have  gone to France. They had been on  the musketry staff of the First Re-  servo at' Seaford.���������-Columbian.  TBJXjK, glossy hair  FREE FROM DANDRUFF  Girls! Try it! Hair gets soft, fluffy and  .beautiful���������Get a small bottle  of Danderine.  Back  from the  mouth of Hell  in P'rance'these Avounded men on arriving in London, preached "Carry on" and "We ain't doAvn 'earted!"  if tou caro for heavy hair that glistens Atfitli beauty and - is radiant Avifch  life J has an incomparable softness and  is flu.'i'y and lustrous, try Danderine.  Just one application doubles the  beauty of your hair, besides it immediately dissolves every particle of  dandruff'. You can not have nice heavy,  healthy hair if you have dandruff. This  destructive scurf robs the hair of its  lustre, its strength and its \*ery life,  and if not overcome it produces a fever-  islmess and itching of the scalp; tho  hair roots famish, looson and' die; then  tlie Jiair. falls out fast. Surely get a  small bottle of Knowlion's Danderine  from any drug store and just try it. fl', \  CfO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGI3 Tl-IRKJK  m I-"  w.  PI-  ���������O  Mr. R. II. Ball of Burlington. Wash  arrived here Wednesday with four  lino racehorses. After passing gov-  j eminent veterinary inspection suc-  j cssufully, Mr. Ball, went out on the  i next train Avith his' trotters, his goal  J being the. Calgary races.  The parents and children of the  ; iunidngdon school are arranging for  l picnic on May 24. A pastoral play  vvill' be presented by the scholars in  ���������die grove behind tho school. Sports  xnd ganies will make up the remain-  dor of. the afternoon's entertainment  ABBOTSFORD ItMU CROSS  ..UiHSESB  Mrs. .1. 1.1. Parton, as secretary of  the local Hod Cross committee, has  just shipped away a <parccl of work  to the Ward Two Red Cross headquarters in Vancouver. This parcel  consisted of 24 suits of pyjamas and  fj(i peairs of socks. The pevious  slipmcnt contained 28 suits and' 70'  pairs of socks. Mr. lOric Weir was  .the win nor of the cushion raffled for  (lie Red Cross, and which brought in  tiie sum of $215.(it). The cushon  was donated to the1 committee by  Mrs. A.  Ferris.  Tho  World's Greatest Mine Field    Embraces   121,782   square   miles.  MATSQUI'   FARMERS'   INSTITUTE.  A meeting of the board of directors  of tlie Matsqui Farmers' Institute  Avas held in tlie municipal hail, Mt.  Lehman, on Friday evening, J 7th,  with the president, Mr. Jno. A. Morrison, presiding, who called tlie  meeting to order at S.3 0 o'clo(-:--c. The  minutes of the previous meeting wore  on motion adopted as react.  Communications Avere from tlie department of agriculture, which hr-ci  formed the institutes of flic provhue  into  district institutes. A confer  ence of Ihesc insttutcs will be Vdd at  Cloverdale" municipal hall ou June,  0th. The secretary, Mv. Phil .rack-  man Avas elected a delegate to the  conference.  It Avas decided to hold a crop competition for oats and potatoes, offering five prizes for each crop. 1st $10  2nd $8, 3rd $6, -lth $4, 5th $2 An  entry fee of $1 is to be charged for  each entry. Those Avishing to compete are requested to send parti.hilars along with the entry fee to the  secretary on or before June 10 when  the entries close.  On motion it Avas decided to purchase an improved Chester while  pure bred hog for breeding purposes.  The annual basket picnic and the  dance for July lst avBI be held on  the municipal hall grounds. Mt. Lehman. The ladies of the Mt. Lehman  R. C. branch Avill have full charge  and control. The object is to raise a  tidy sum of money' for the noble  work. A meeting of those interested in the annual celebration Avill be  held in the municipal hall, Mt Lehman, on Saturday evening, June 8th.  COUNCIL HAiUPFRMl) BY  , A FINANCIAL SHORTAGE  Thc Goquitldm council are short  of money for the roads as the taxes  are not' being paid and there is interest on bonded indebtedness.  At the last meeting Reeve Mar-  mont mentioned tlie intersting tact  that they Avere up against a proposition of having to pay $2250 interest  o n June 1, altogether they had to  meet $4010 with $3000. He agreed  Avith Coun. Whiting that is was poor  policy to let their roads go to ruin  but what could they do if ths people  Avouirl not pay their taxes. The interest on their bonded indebtedness  must be paid and. they could not  shut up their schools.  Coun. Whiting said that an example should be made of some of  those delinquents to payti Avho Avould  not. It Avas not right for tiie small  men to pay their taxes for the up  keep of the big fellows.  FOB CIJILLIWACK FAIR  Seventy-two entries in the pig  clubs and fifty entries in the poultry  contest by children of this district  is the report of Mr. J. C. Readcy, district supervisor-of agricultural education. t Some fifty-two boys in the  district have also taken'pari, in the  seed production .Avork by engagng to  grow mangel seed. ' These-children  all have the double incentive of competing in the contests arranged by  tho department of agriculture, and in  the school fair.  Nanaimo Board of Trade is inquiring into how the Nanaimo council runs the business of the town  There are a lot of other questions  that the Nanaimo council could get  busy on for the good of tlie province  generally, and one avouUI imagine  fhiev neld of inquiry would be very  extended.  Red Cross Sale June  6th.  ECONOMY IN NAMES  COW REFUSES TO OBEY  DAYLIGHT SAVING LAW  ARE YOU THISKISG OF ���������  THE NEXT FALL FAUU  While seed time is on are the  fanners and 'fruit grov/ors of  our district -thinking of the  next fall fair to be held in Mission in September next, and are  planting some extra seeds of all  kinds to be grown for exhibition on that day.  The advantages of a fail fair  cannot be overestimated in a  great many ways of value to a  community and' all should endeavor to help a little, to make  a success of the fair.  The management is partially  changed for this year and with  the adven.t'of new energy, coupled with that of former years it  should make for a bigger and a  better fair than ever.  Plan now to have something  to exhibit.  Sacramento, Calif., April 2 7.���������Because the family coav has refused to  obey the daylight saving law, but instead adheres strictly to sun time and  causes school children, ��������� especially  those in the country districts to be  late for class, the state board of education, according to Will C. Wood,  commissioner of secondary education  is considering a readjustment of  school hours. A flexible rule permitting schols in the country districts to  adjust their hours .to the requirements of farm life is being considered as a solution to the problem, Commissioner Wood has announced.  (Tlie Avin-the-Avar coavs of the Fraser Valley are adjusting themselves  to the new daylight saving laAV.���������  Ed.)  One of our readers wishes us lo  ask through the columns ot tin's paper the following:  If it took 0 00 Americans such :is  shipbuilders to capture one supposed  to be German spy, how many American soldiers would it take to captiuv;  one German soldier?  10 CENT "CASCARETS7''  ���������FbR.Ll.VER AND BOWELS  The governor of Missouri, searching the alphabet from A to ?.. ha? finally setled upon Xenophon V. Wilfley  as his choice for United States senator to succeed the lamented Bill  Stone, i If you get the full shock of  this as I do, doubtless you will feel  that Mr. Xenophon, or perhaps Ave  shoulh say Mr. WTfley, has got to go  exceedngly strong in the senate to  overcome it.  Poets have remarked that there is  nothing in a name; that's a mis'.ake.  pure and simple.; there is much in h  name. Here is Monte Carter, who  has been carrying around the name  of Moses Montsliore Carcass, like a  concealed Aveapon, finds much a  burden that he gets the court to relieve him of it. Then dOAvn in California the Germans are-finding their  names so burdensome that they are  applying to the courts to have their  names changed so that it Avill appear  in the same class as a Avhite man's;  then loo, when you ask a German A-  Even ministers of the Gor;p?l cannot agree. The other day at tho Methodist conference a 5 0-5 0 vote raised an aAvful row and the dispute is  to be carried to higher authorities  of the church,  Cure   Sick    Headache,   Constipation,  Biliousness, Sour Stomach, Batf  Breath���������Candy Cathartic.  No odds TiOAV bad your liver, stomem  or bovrels; how much your head aches.,  how miserable you are from constipation, indigestion, biliousness and sluggish bowels���������you always get relief Avith  Oascarets. They immediately cleanse  and- regulate the stomach, remove the  sour, fermenting food and foul gases;  lake the excess bile from the liver and  carry off the constipated Avasfce matter  and poison from tlie - intestines and  bowels. A 10-ceni box from your druggist Avill your liver and boAVc'i-i  3lean: stomach sweet and head clear Cor  nionfcln).   Thfcy, AVcrk while you sleep.  W. H. SHARPE ,of Manitoba  would be delighted to see legislation  giving Avomen the vote; but this bill  proposes to go too far. Alien avo-  meri should not have the vote on the  same terms as tlie Canadian women.  The attitude of aliens in the West,  and tlieir numbers, is not appreciated  by persons living in other parts of  Canada.  "We  mend   everything; but  Broken Hearts  "We have the best equipped Repair  Shop in the Fraser Valley, including a    : .K-al  1IATTBKY CHARGING AEACHlNfi  i  When in trouble give us a call  Yon Avill bo assured of Courtesy  and square Dealing by our skilled  workmen.  Free-  Air  At  AIL   Times  Illiifei!iih3t  '"hhhhhhii  Don' forget  Fund for  ;ta  e  Tobacco  oldiers  merican his name down in the sunny south he gives his first mini; instead of his surname if he wauls to  stand in white with you.  Nothing in a name!     What-  Just imagine Avalkiiig into a restaurant as saying Mr. William Adol-  ph s Lancelot Napoleon Augustus,  Wellington Klllquck give me some of  your soup?  How-much business do you suppose a la,AV firm of "Haversack, Wha-  ley, ShoAvermau, Dill, McPherson &  McWhirter" loses every month on account of the potential fatigue in the  firm name?  Many doting parents pass out of  life and leave their offspring nothing  but a name, and ye gods, Avhat names  some of them have.  1 remember a girl whose name was  Rosetta Caroline Ketche Elizabeth  Wetloafer, but she r< n away from  home at fourteen and married Ira  Hay shortly after dying of hay fever.  Willie Avas almost named Abelard because his mother thought lie had  such lovely hair, but l said, quick  and impulsive like: "No. don t load  the poor kid down.    My goodness, he  J. H. 'JONES "  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  "(���������''������������������'  Phone Connection. Mission City  Bsaa  ���������*&���������  I  SjSMiggsansataanaigga:?^.  t&sa  will have a hard enough time anyway; give .him a chance.'" So now  they call him Bill, and it's better  isn't it?  It. is better to bequeath a boy $2  and the name of Jack than $10,000.  and a name like Illesandro Wiliidilli-  ged Kaliikrates, and the S2 and the  abort name Avill go further in the  long run.  When you name baby, if you  love  the clear creature, don't take advantage of the helplessness of the  little  one; give him or her a.chance;  give  ���������I a name short but useful.���������-Ex. 7!  THE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFOJftD, B.  C.  l^>-*ry<������������j|������i������  ���������MEnn^ ���������*���������[��������������������� T^jf**  ���������WMnarwirtwy i^ut w���������"���������  ���������yw^^pOTffpy^yg'3^^ "������'' '  /J"^^*!!^^5  aMnMiw^iMWA   v*  y^m^^tmmksutMMMU'dam^^  Your Ad. in This. Paper  4.JL  iOpi  5k     ^Yf,  Trainer  "Tommy"   Duly.  Formerly of the'180th Battalion  BIG BANQUET COBIOGI  While Premier Oliver id lingering at Ottawa to complete a  little business in the interests  of the province, some ol! his ad-  ���������mirers are planning a'banquet  for him to take place at Mission  City, because they 'honor and  respect him'. It is to be a provincial affair and it is expected  that Liberals from1 all parts of  the province will be present,  and it is intimated that it not  to be altogether a partisan affair as some prominent Conservatives and the leading Socialists are to have on invitation.  The reason that Mission City  is chosen instead of a larger  centre is that his admirers waul  to banquet binv"in his own riding of Dewdney."  The Red Cross will be asked  to supply the spread.  I'VIiM  Ai'POJNTHS)  Thc provincial cahinet has appointed George F. Pyke, a returned ?;oldier  to the post of secretary of the returned soldiers' aid commission in  British Columbia.  Oi'5'OSK VOLUNTARY  rATiUOTIC  J'TWl)  11. V. MeMuxHsl Conference 3;������ch>.ros  Government Should . Assess the  E'ublic.  At the Melhodist conference now  being held in Vancouver a large m?���������-  jority voted in favor of the adoption  of a-paragraph report of the committee on social service and evangelism  recommending thai the present voluntary sysccm of raising ihe Canadian Patriotic Fund should be abolished, and that the fund should be  rased by tho government by assessing  the people, but thai the administration of the fund r.hou'd remain, the  same as in the pa:?!.. Tin's v.-.T: adopted after considerable discussion,  many of the members being in favor  of the volutary system.  i'ev. Dr. T. Albert .Moore denounced raffles as a m':aun of raising patriotic funds and several of those who  took part in the discussion declared  tint the present method Avas demoralising the public. Some were in favor of a combination of r.he voluntary  and the taxation methods.  The conference approved of" I ho  oilier clauses of Lhe report which  laid emphasis upon the necessity of  improved child welfare methods and  givaler conservation of child life,  grrator activity i.i evangelism, the  establishment of .social centres i;:  ru'al districts, social reeoiUlrucLioi!  and oilier progressive steps in social  service.  Mr. H. Akinson has sold his business to Mr. Knoll of the prairies and  will take a holiday for the benefit of  liis health.  While bringing some of Nicomen  wild cattle l.o Abbotsford.- tne other  day Mr. Walter Wells avIio Avas assisting Mr. Copping, met with, a painful little accident. One animal hit  a fence and drove it ahead of him.  Walter happened to be-on the other  side, but only the nail���������not the  board went through Walter's ear.  Fairly lucky again.  Mr. Knox has purchased tlie Hicks  place and a house ami lot in town.  Mr. Barr has purchased two lots  next to Mr. ID by and intends building  BECAUSE'THE   RIGHT PEOPLE  ARE  lookoo ion youb ad.  If you "COULD (although,. OF COURSE,'you  can't) stop every man 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.  If 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- Tkat's the binut-y  of the advertising way of finding a'buyer. Tho  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 on������ to whom your goods would b������ a bargain, and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll sell  what you want to sell.' -. ���������_  (THIS SPACE FOB SALE)  imaarjin-'minnirirr,<jm*,y'F"  mum mmrriT ~^-^i^^Mn^rasiaaxuuL. i ramm  If you wish choice Vegetables;this season;  buy LEE'S SEEDS.   'We have alh:Mi|d������o|  Package Seeds, Onion Sets, Seed potatoes,:  Early.   All fresh seeds..   , ������������������iMMM^B  We have also a-carload of Feei  LEE,   Grocer   and   BaHer  1  ��������� '-���������;-j?j  ���������'-���������*-. If  ^ ...iv^jgagSj^  t>'<  LET'S ALL KEEL' ULINS  We are threatened with a meat  famine���������in fact, it is actually, upon  us, for all but the wealthy. And in  the midst of it all the average Canadian goes right on overlooking the  one best bet in the way of supplying  a quick-growing, wholesome meat. I  refer to poultry and eggs.  ' Tiie average family, for some reason not wholly clear, would rather  grow flowers in the back'yard, which,  granted, are good to look upon, but  not worth a cent from a food standpoint or as a help to winning the war  Some families will shiftlessly allow  the back yard to grow up in weeds,  which not only are unsightly but not  good to eat and really an absolute  menace, rather than go to a little  trouble and the imaginary humiliation of having a few hens and growing  chicks.  There is a wasteful tondency to  throw table scraps into the garbage  cans, rather than feed them to a  ilock of laying hens in the bock yard  The argument has been raised that  poultry consumes gooa grain that  should be used in making bread,etc.  While chickens will, of course, eat  the best grade of grains and feed  they do not demand it, thriving  quite well on the poorer quality ot  grains and seeds, table scraps and  meat scraps from the butcher shops,  articles of food that would otherwise  bo wasted. The hen will take these  poorer grades of feeds and seeds  and turn them into the 'queen of  breakfast foods,' the fresh egg.  Fresh eggs are practically sure to  sell for ?1 per dozen the coming winter. Why? Not especially because  of the high price of grains, but because, as in many other cases, wo  have left the supply to such a limited  number of producers to produce, ln  other words, the eaters are away out.  of proportion to tlie producers. This  should -nut be. You can't keep a  hog in the backyard, or a stocr, or a  dock of sheep, but 'you can and  should keep a few hens.  Some people may claim that it  does not pay with prices of grain,  etc., as high as at present. At a  Government' Dept. Agricultru.o farm  an extensive, test covering an entire  year, during which time feed prices  were way up, showed that the cost,  of feed per dozen eggs produced by  Leghorns averaged about 13 cents  and for the larger breeds or general  purpose  fowls,  t averaged  17  cents.  Have prices of eggs been low enough at any time during the year to  admit of any doubt as to the profitableness of poultry when authorities  like the Dept. of Agriculture prove  that the cost of producing a dozen  eggs does not exceed the figures given above?  So fall ln line���������keep as many hens  as your space will allow���������help to  win the war���������and at the same time  help to put Mr. 'High Cost of Living'  out of business.  TOO MUCH FAT ON THE BRAIN  "Our delay in getting    into    this  conflict has given' us the proud and  proper privilege of financing the entire war from now out at quadruple  expense in money and lives ,that  might have been had we had the  courage of, pur convictions. Uut .we  did not have convictions. That was  the trouble'. We had a sort of subconscious 'going on which was the  e\oiulion'of three natural normal  cheers that we give ourselves occasionally." Job E. Pledges, in an address delivered in September last before' tho American 'Bar Association in  the Middle States.  A Memphis paper'goe^ on to comment: Mr. Hedges truly says that we  do not have any convictions. Lack  of convictions is one of the weaknesses of the American people.  Typewriters stenographers, adding  machines,, telephones, case law and  printed co'oking recipes have brought  about a condition which makes us  ku-.y in using mental processes that  will enable us to reach a conclusion.  We are content to stop short 01 a  conviction. We are willing to stand  upon a first impulse or a prejudice.  We accept a wave of enthusasm as.a  fixed principle and use it as a platform and are willing to stand upon  it without investigating its soundness  We expect a genius to invent a machine that will do our thinking for  us after we have stated the problem.  At the outset of the war, winning  it at the expense of blood did not appeal to us. We were waiting for an  invention by Mr. Edison or by young  Mr. Hammond that would enable Mr.  Wilson to sit in his office in Washington and blow the whole German  army and the kaiser out of the  trenches and  into  hell.  And not yet will we sit down and  soberly think of the cost of winning  this war. We don't like to think on  unpleasant things.  All of our picture allows have nice  endings, and tiie circulation of the  weekly short story papers grows because at tlie close ot the story thc  hoy is always a millionaire ruid the  giri marries tho man of her choice.  Tin' capitalists, the managers and  1 ho laborers arc taking half to .'in  hour every day to discuss the prospect of peace following thc ppeech of  Mr. Wilson.  We have not a conviction yet that  If we. don't win this war Ave are go-  ..;.;���������, Co bo enslaved, humiliated and  ricicuiod.  Too much money too much ease,  to j much rest, too much milk and  water literature, too much molly cod-  die preacinn-, too much mollycoddle  teaching have all but broken 'down  that stern fiber in our makeup which  characterised (lie men and women of  both'sides in the struggle fifty years  ago. No,, we have no convictions.  There is yet too much fat in our  brain colls to permit hard, keen  thinking.  Hit  ��������� hI  '���������fat  ������������������������������������?>]  : 4,!.!  '-���������'��������������������������� ui  Farmers" and Travelers;  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modem  M-   MURPHY,   FROPRIETCP  HUNTINGDON,  B   C.  gnnasacBsms  ���������nssssaoBtr.  Ensrxrsseara!  BgBanssmBanasgaaaaEans  b������,>4,i,i^^.*V*������'ic^i'������.i3..  SiSESESEHlS  mm  DISTRICT BOA  ,^fj..,l Hi        *  President, Hope Akmsou   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B.C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regar<feg manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping faei'&tiies and eheap power  ..   or iinf oawnation regarding the fesn and fe-uit lands of  k the district, and industries already established.       J)  Mr. ��������� E.    Morrissey    has    lefurnecl  from a trip over the P. G. E.  a^n^S^-fjli^^fi^riams^^tm^SiSM^Mi^y  TT  Now is the time to get your'sug ply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  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