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 .'-.V'  11  VI  It'-  I  < ������������������" iy      J.(?Jlo  A'-'U  VICTORIA  41  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  scr*;  ������.���������������-.������. i* ..i  =r ���������-.������������������������������ ^^'^JUL.'.��������� a.^-1.1 ������ ���������gfigiijKL. jL.-ar  Vol.. XV., No. 27.  ABBOTSFORD. B, C.   FRIDAY,   MAY 3b*,''l9l8 "'".;>  -^^^8      $1.00 per Year  itfn    ir r''1*--   - -1 J*n ��������������������������� n -     I i  immsmmmmmmmm^MmmffmmsmsmMMsm  Pirsoners of War  letter has  Vancouver  ��������� vtf  oei this interest yon  Printer  SBtilSiTO^^  c/ssr  SHIELA: Methodical, ingenuous,  practical, matter of fact, rather precise and fond of detail, exact, conventional, positive; as tho writing or  writer devolops these indications  may change or vary.  REGINALD: High aspirations,  firmness, decision oi. purpose, openness, pride, magnanimity, frankness  resolution, independence, daring and  courage.  S.O.S.: Patient, acquisitive,- lacking in initiative'-or-'promptness, prudent, direct In judgments,-'cautious,  tender-hearted, competent in a practical way and active.  MARION. Pride, love of harmony  and proportion, patience, attentive  and accurate habits, generosity,.kindliness,'good 3ense, calmness, moderation and determination.  COLONY FARM ELK  FOR THE ISLANDS  Thc few remaining elk at tlie Colony Farm, Essondale, will be shipped  next week to thc Queen Charlotte islands, where they will be turned  loose, this arrangement having been  made by the game department of tho  provneial government. Most of thc  elk that were at Essondale were shipped to Oakalla some time ago, and  they too will go to the Charlottes,  along with some Australian red deer  that the government has.    -  UNIFORMS MAV BE GREY  Although grey is the eolqr of the  German soldiers' field uniform there  is'a posibility that tho policemen of  New Westminster may bo clothed in  grey in future, or at least that some  other color than the time honored  blue will be adopted. The reason of  course is that blue serge is scarce  and dear, and likely to be more so  as time goes on.  Tenders for, uniform were opened  by the council last evening. They  ran all the way from $45.00 to $54  per suit.���������Columbian.  It is about time that New. Westminster did away with the "blues"  and adopted a more lively color. How  would sombre black do?  Editor McDougal of the Penticton  Herald has purchased tho Penticton  Star and in the future will operate  both papers. Mr. McDougal is one  of the coming journalists of British  Columbia and is tho kind of man who  is an asset to any section of tiie province, comments the Kamloops Standard.  FOR SALE���������A Ford Runabout in  good condition. Apply Abbotsford  Feed Store:  zi x m r.i -130J 0005)���������anvs uo.'i  in used Fir Lumber in sound condition. }n length from !) to 17 feet at  $1.0.00 per thousand. Apply A. McCallum, Abbotsford , B. C.  DRESSMAKING  and  SEWING  of  any kind. Apply to Mrs. Stewart,  Weatherhead Cottage, corner of  Waohiastoa and S'.avc L:vl".c Eciu,  Mission City, B. C.  ���������'    The  following circular  ben sent out from    the  branch:  Six months have passed since 1 sent  my. last circular letter giving you our  Prisoners of War report and I now  have the pleasure *of- submitting the  Treasurer's Seur.:Annual Statement  which -I-think you ;'may!like.to see. iV  Statement of Accounts���������Oct. lst  1917 to 31st March'1918:-.  Receipts���������Balance in' Canadian  Bank of Commerce at lst Oct. 1917  was $739.69, Collections from all  sources $41,518.01, total $42,257.70:  Disbursements���������Payments to C. R.  X., Vancouver Branch $41,650.00,  Payment to C.R. X. Victoria branch  $G.50, Invalid Comforts Fund-$20.00  Expenses $143.52, Balance in Canadian Bank of Commerce at 31st of  March $427.68, total $42,257.70.  You. have subscribed durnig these  months, in one way or another over  $42,000 and this seems to be a very  large sum, but when we think of it,  as compared with what is ncded, it  does not appear to be nearly so big.  Early in 19 1.7 the estimated cost  of providing for our prisoners was  ?"d.> 000. since then the number of  prisoners has increased very considerably and the L R. X, has also been  asked io provide for all the Canadian  members ol the crews of torpedoed  steamers and the price of food keeps  going up and up.  We have been made very happy over the fact that some of our men  have been exchanged to Switzerland  and Holland, while others have made  successful escapes.  In my hist circular letter I gave  the number of our adoptions as 299.  This time it is rather less which looks  as if we had made practcally no advance. This is not so, the decrease  in adoptions is owing to the fact  that the men recently exchanged into  Holland have not yet been replaced.  The Woollies still continue to he of  the greatest assistance and the flower sales have begun again. ' Each  month two Home-cooking Sales are  held in aid of our funds, and this enables clever cooks to give in kind,  when they could not give much money. ���������[ would like again to draw your  atention    to    the    expense    account  AUTO  TURNS   TURTLE  An auto accident which might easily' have   proved   fata'/   occurred   on  Wednesday evening on the Huntingdon road.    Mr. George Hart jnr. was  the only one in the car and he was  on  his  way  fo  Abbotsford  to   bring  his mother home.    According to witnesses  the  car turned  over  two   or  three times with Hart inside.      The  car was'badly wrecked one wheel being smashed, and  the radiator, in a  similar condition, and even the cover  was demolished.  Hart was badly, shaven, up. Dr. T.  Swift coming along took the injured  man to his home in Huntingdon, and  George may be around-.in a few days  feeling but little the worse.-.  ANNUAL PICNIC  The annual Farmers' Institute basket picnic and the dance for July lst  will be held on the municipal hall  grounds, Mt. Lehman ' The ladies of  the Mt. Lohman R. C. branch will  have , full, charge and' control. A  meeting of those interested in the  annual celebration -was held on the  8th in ��������� the hall, and a programme  decided upon.  Capt. Douglas Kerr Commissioner o(  was  in  PHONE IS WORKING AGAIN  The system of the Chilliwack Telephone Co., which was so badly damaged by the sleet- and ice storm of  last December, is now in full working  commission again. Mr. Geo. ;H. Do-  bie, manager of the Okanagan Telephone- Co.-,- undertook-the reconstruc-  ton'work and has now turned the line  over to the company -in a complete  and first class working order,' though  the difficulties, especially in regard to  new material, were very great.  Dominion   Police,   Ottawa,  gasuod  and  wounded  in   Yprvs  1J)17. Under his regime the Dominion  polico organized  in   Febmnry  1918, have investigated i:>t2,'?'JH  cases, apprehended .112,27-1 ami has  turned over 0,-1-17 to the Military  authorities.  PERSONALS  Capt. and Mrs. MacKeiyjie and Mr.  id  Mrs.   Grant,'    of".''Mission''CityJ  which works out at about a third of  one per cent., and even this.small a-  mount is met in a great measure by  donations for expenses so that nothing whatever is deducted from what  you give. $106.97 was given specially for expenses, leaving only $36.55  to he otherwise provided for. I  would like to appeal lor an occasion-  and  motorod" to  Abbotsford  one evening  recently.  Mrs. Hannah Fraser and her  daughter, Mrs. Steffins, \vnve visitors to Vancouver last week.  Miss Florence McPhee was home  from New Westminster on Victoria  Day for the celebration.  . Mrs. Elmer Campbell and Miss  ���������leanne Anderson were up from Bellingham for tho May Day celebration.  Mrs, R. Unsworth, Miss Caroline  Unsworth , of Vancouver and Miss  Vivian Peele, who is at present in  Vancouver, were visitors at Mr. and  donation   to   the   Expense j Mrs. P. R. Peele's a few days last  al   small  Fund.    Quite a considerable portion j week  of our funds come  from  friends in >  in  America and I am glad of this opportunity to acknowledge most gratefully the help given by our Ally.  The help, too, given by the schools,  both public and private, has been invaluable. Mrs. Rivers Bulkeley, the  head of the Prisoners of War Department of the C. R. X. in London Avrit.es  as follows:  "Will you please convey to the  children of the schools who have so  regularly and so generously contributed to the Prisoners of War, the  sincere admriation and appreciation  of this Department for all they have  done. I am sure they must realize,  when they hear of the pleasure which  their parcels give, the sacrifices they  have made are well worth while, and  I feel certain that they will always  look back' with gratitude and pleas-  they were able to do  lot of the Prisoners  ure to the work  to alleviate the  of War."  In conclusion I would like to congratulate you upon what you have  done during these last six months for  our Canadian Prisoners of War in  Germany.  On behalf of the Committee, Sincerely yours, Violet E. Sillitoe, '  Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thompson, of  Murrayville, were the guests of Mr.  and Mrs.  McMenemy- for May Day.  Mrs. J. McCallum, who has been in  the hospital for two weeks, returned  to her home on Friday, May 2-1 th.  Mr. and Mrs. Dave Campbell were  the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Smith  last  week.  Miss Urquhart had her sister and  niece to visit her last week.  Mr. J.  Campbell motored to Van- .  couver on  Sunday taking Mr.   Hays  as  far as  New  Westminster  to  vist  his wife and family who moved there  a few weeks ago.  Mrs.. Montee from the States is  here at present vsiting her mother,  Mrs. Fuller, and to see her brother.  Pte. Alfred, before he went away. Alf  put on the colors on Monday and was  home on Friday May 24th.  Mr. S. A. Morlcy who at one time  was manager of the Royal Bank of  Canada in Abbotsford went from here  fo Cuba is now at New Waterford.  Nova Scota.  Miss   Marion   Jukes   of 'Vancouver-,  was a visitor to.Abbotsford last week  sb the guest of  Mr.  and  Mrs. J.   F.  Boyd.  i  ir/^S-ig-reagMMt*****-^^   _,. ,_ .���������, ���������  Tlie Battle for tlie Ridges*        v>;  This chain of heights, stretching back from Wystchaeto  (on right)   towards the sea.  forms  the backbone  of the British defence of the Channel ports.    The hills rise about 450 feet above the plain.  SOTSraSS  ^^^^CT^^^S^^^^^l^^^ PAGE TWO  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE ABBWSFOR&POST  -    Publi'shed'-Every Friday  J. A. BATES, Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY, MAY 31, li)lS  The long threatened ship-strike has taken  place in tiie shipbuilding centres of this  province and the work has been temporarily  suspended, thus halting Lhe .production of  ships, which are needed to win the war.  ��������� it seems"a pity that men of such unpatriotic  principle should be.allowed to roam at large  in Cannda during a time of war,.and during a  time when the production of ships on this  coast is required so much. Can it be that in'  the secret recesses of their hearts the men. responsible for such a want of good common  sense, are really men who would like to see  the Germans come out victorious, it is the  belief of all right-thinking people that the  man or woman who stands in the' way of  production these days are really acting in the  interests of the enemy. Yet it is dene without  a blush of shame.  Our hand goes out to the returned soldier  who after having helped to save his country  from the enemy on the bloodstained battlefields of France and Belgium, is spared to  come back to, British Columbia; and, again  extend his helping hand in Victoria to again  save his country "by increasing the production  of ships. All honor to the returned soldiers  of Victoria who acted as strike breakers. -Men  such as these are the the flower of the country, and we should* ill'be proud of them.  If the 'demands' of the men were at all within reason we should not like to see the soldiers  offer help, but to ask for the same wages as  in Seattle and with less hours���������44 hoars instead of 48. Aiiy-man who contracts to work  48 hour's a week���������8 hours a day���������ia not working and loh'ger" than he should. And we believe that a ship-builders' constitution would  stand that length of time of service, in patriotic work..  The government has sent a man to help  settle the strike. Our candid opinion is that  two or three -recruiting officers ��������� should be  placed at his disposal and be told to act very  quickly���������every kicker"made to don khaki and  be sent where kicking is good.  It is so delighfiil that the Vancouver trustees have withdrawn -their request that certain teachers should resign. The trustees have  thus placed themselves among the class of  men known the world over as reasonable men.  It used to be the idea in this province to  place upon the school board some of the most  unreasonable men of the district as school  trustees in order to hold tiie big club'over the  teacher���������male or female. And in many cases  they have done so with the result that- the  teacher was fired when-Johnny-or Jennie, who  perhaps had no more brains than the law allowed them and 'were lazy into the bargain,  did not pass the examination. These kind of  trustees always forget that it is not the business of the teacher to endow a child with  brains,- but to-develop what little his parents  bestowed upon him. We have lived long enough now to see'that such trustees may even  dominate tlie teachers of a large city as well  as a country district.  The great convention of farmers and others  having the interests of the Prase* Valley at  heart was held in Vancouver yescerday, and  will result in a- better community spirit from  now on. it is the same old idea at the Fraser  Valley Development League only possibly on a  larger scale. And there was no modern institution that did more to'stir up interest in  the Fraser Valley than that same league, although jealousy killed it.  Now that the city of Vancouver has taken  the initiative we look fdr bigger and better  results, our one wish being in regaj d to yesterday's meeting that it was made interesting  and instructive enough to tempt these same  delegates from the country with their friends  to attend another meeting of a similar nature  and twelve times a year would not !>o too often  When he day arrives that tho. cij.y will help  the country and the country distric,!r.;'1stand'by'  the cities, that day will bring more and more  prosperity to the Fraser Valley and the coast  cities.  The proposal to double the present revenues to  th*3 government from taxation is one to take the  breath away. The rasifdng of ?8,000,0������jO,000 by dir-  ec.-c and indirect taxation ia a financial feat that has as  yet never been dreamed of by any nation, and it is  doubtful  .if   any   nation   in   the   world   outside  thje  ! United- States, says tlie Seattle P. I., could stand so  ! .great a strain, in most countries the proposal would  ! be equivalent to a declaration of confiscation-of prill vato  property..  ! *  i' Whether we- can stand so heavy- an .assessment  will have to be determined by the financiers of thc  nation. The nation can no doubt pur. ,$8,000,000,000  into the federal treasury, but whether it can do so  Without results in the subsequent course of buKincsb  ���������(hat would be serious is another matter that wil'  call   for- the   closest   scrutiny.     Business   canuol,   do  ' business without profits any more than a riveter can  drive rivets without food.  Nevertheless it is the part of* wisdom to. pay at  much of our war cos;, as possible by taxation: Then,  cannot be any argument on that question, because  the les}s oiuy:*debt is after 'the,- war the sooner we  will'recover from ..the loses of the war. Ii. is the  same simple policy-that should guide thc individual  io pay as he goo:.. L'ngland realized this from Ihe  start and has t.-.xed business to' the full y'mount  business could stand and continue. Germany adopted  lhe other policy of raising her, war funds by loans,  and tho difference is clearly shown in the financial  standing of the pound sterling and the mark today.  Germany has already borrowed beyond her ability  to pay the interest on- her debt from taxaton. Germany now pays her interest on her loans by issuing  new loans, and tho. old scheme of the gof-rioh-quick  financiers, and the result is that the German marl-  has no standing today. Germany can continue this  system perhaps as long as the war lasts, for Germany is virtually confiscating the properly of her  people, giving them v. orfhless paper in return. But  when Germany come.-; to do business with the world,  again it will be as a bankrupt, without any credit.  The German people will then have to pay taxes at a  time when their ability to do so will be red need fo  a minimum. Only a gigantic, indemnity . can save  Germany financially.  England, on the ether hand, will have a staggering debt, but one that she can carry. ' She will bo  able to pay her interest from her ���������revenues. And  the United States, following the same practice of  paying as much as possible from revenue, will be  in the same position. The only danger is' that of  overdoing it 1 v putting so great a strain on business  that it cannot survive. The maximum amount of  taxation assuring the maximum amount of business  efficiency should be the rule.  THE . OPERATOR AND  3ir  Conscription in Ireland should be a success  It takes a good fighting man in France these School 6oard 1)oes the Kight Thing-^  days���������one heavy on camouflage  Real, helpful, animate service is what the telephone operator gives, Flu: is trained fo her work, her every movement is made instinctively as the result of constant practise. Her efforts are always directed toward giving ser-  vice; it becomes habit. To do otherwise, she would have  to derange her daily course of' action.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  It looks a.v.  K2o .=^3^=> : ������X  thoup-h 'Vieve are numerous ideal men there i The World congratulates the city  who would become expert'-in the art of camou- fd'ooi board on its reinstatement of  v  .   . L ���������      the  nine teachers   ol  the  King Ed-  flaging.  ward High School whose resignations  it had previously demanded upon unfair and inadequate grounds. Not  only has the School Board made the  amende honorable to the teachers but  When* the "Neighbor Day" idea becomes establish  ed in this province, there are many fathers who wil  sure   have   trouble.    Empire  day,  Thanksgiving   day  Mothers"  day  and a few  other days are possibly  all   tJiem-. to make a recommendation for  right but Neighbor Day is sure to make many a man   the  supervising principalship  of the  '.'it   has   gone   the   length   on   asking  pr  ijn  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTONES  "\me Connection. Mission Citv  stutter when asked to fulfill the requirmeents. The  idea is to be human and sociable with your neighbors- during the first' seven days of every June.  Father may appear somewhat ..stiff-necked and  acidulated, at the first blush, having no elasticity of  temperament. Ne either likes it or he doesn't like  it; and is very plain about it. He 'is inclined to shy  at new things, like a skittish horse, but in time he  settles down all right.  Next door to Father's home lives a neighbor who  says "Mornin' " to Father, and nothing more, and  Father says "Do'', just like that, meaning the "how-  cydo" that sticks in his throat whenever he thinks  of the line fence that is supposed to be one and cne-  iialf inches over our line.  Then there is the matter of the stray dogs of the  town, some with an all-night golden baritone voice,  who travel over Mot'.icr's "arden driving the seeds a-  way down so as never to come up, and generally fussing about so that all .^others' work, that she has taken  such pride in doing, and Mother has been moaning  about the two pie-tins, two spoonfuls of sugar and the  decorated plate that -Mrs. Neighbor borrowed and for,-  got to return, .vis.) the neighbor's cat raised her  kittens in our baseiu-nl without securing permission.  All this is of no pa**titular consequence, but Father  was-raised hard;--whoa he was a boy nobody wore undershirts, and ii:V'-trie-ration seem to have .trouble  getting used to' itr. ean-'-rjoing world.  TUit, not.witlm*V'!K!i",.g Neigbor Days might be all  right. Our neighbor.1;, generally, are pretty much like  ourselves; we all ruisie and fret loo.much about trill ess  school.  The board, it must be said, .has I 2 he lias his arm straight out, indica-1'  been misled hitherto in regard to ting he is going to turn to the left,  conditions in the city schools. Some \ In No. .3 he has his arm pointed  of the members have relied wholly _ downward, ndicating he is going to  upon reports furnished them by an ' slow down. If one is operating a car  ollicial who has admitted he made' that has a right wheel drive, the  them   without   proper   inspecaoa   or   same signals apply exeactly.  that  we ought  Neighbor Day.--  I.o   IY  SiU'.h  is  flii  mission  u:  nr.  Au'nric'Kl   lie?  I Ii"   A iiier.'.'-::'.:-;  is commanded by a Dritt'.h ad-  ivmy by a French goii'.-ra!. tin*  American'aircraft board by an Irish captain of industry, but German professors no longer teach 'kultur' in  American universitiea.  Subscribe for tiie Fraser Valley Record now.  Don't send to the large mail order houses for any  of your goods. Help the local merchants to win tho  war and pay their way.  adequate warrant, it was not until  the teachers complained of this official's personal animosity and the ��������� en-  eral Prussianistic methods of the provincial school system and until this  newspaper took up the matter that  the majority of the School Trustees  began to realize that they owed a  duty to the public and to the teachers alike to find out the truth.  They have now got the truth. Having got it they must go a step further if a new injustice is not to be  perpetrated at the expense oi: (lie  teachers at some future time.  The board must consider how it is  in future to be kept informed of con-  dtions in the schools and how it may  guard against being misled again.  Already it has by resolution asked  the teachers to make representations  to it upon any question that may a-  rise. Why should this innovation be  given a permanent, if unofficial, character and an advisory body of experienced teachers created upon  ',-,'110111 the board could r-rly lor information as to tho working of the  school system?  Tlie board would be in no .worse.'  position by having such a consultative body at call than it is now when  if is dependent upon information it  has found to be unreliable.���������Vancouver World.  It  is   a -god   idea  and   should   he  .cstcd along especially in the cities.  MORE "GAS"  Shortage   or   No   Shortage,   There  Seems to Me a Little Fuel  Left Somewhere  Production of gasoline during 1917  was 67,831,437 gallons more than in  1936. the total- production during  1.917 being 2,729,712,033 gallons.  Theaverage daily production, through  out 1916 was 5,625,357 gallons, as  against 7,478,663 in 1917, an-average daily increase of 1,853,306.  Stocks of gasoline on hand December 31 amounted to 412,256,833 a-  gainst 287,758,562 on hand September 30. In other words, available  stocks of gasoline increased 124,098,-  271 gallons during the last three  months of the year.  These figures have been made public by the United States bureau o*.  mines. > J   '...,..-   .  tmeTofFd/K  hair stops-falling.  Save your Hair!- Get a small bottle  of Danderine right now���������Also  stops itching scalp.  SUGGESTION  TO   AUTO   DIM VERS  An American exchange says that at  present the familiar "arm-out" signal indicates driver, is going to do  one of three things���������he is going to  turn to the right or to the left, or he  is. merely going to slow-down. But  which one of these thrte things he's  going to do other drivers and pedest-  rians have no way of knowing.  The suggestion colls for three distinct signals. No. 1 asks the-driver to  raise his arm, indicating that the is  going to turn to the "riight.    In No.  Thin, brittle, colorless and ������������������ scrag/ry  ha'u* is mute evidence of a neglected  3culp; of dandruff���������that awful scurf.  There is nothing so destructive to  the hair m dandruff. It robs the hair  of its lustre, its strength and**'its very  life; eventually producing, a jfeverish-  ness and itching of the scalp, which if  not remedied causes the hair roots to  shrink. loosen and die���������-then the hair  falls out fast. A little' Danderine tonight���������now���������any time���������will'surely save  your hair.  Get a small bottle of Knowlton's  Banderjne from any drug store. You  surely can have beautiful liair and lots  of it if you will just try a little Danderine.    Save your hair!    Try it! f  SV  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE THREE  11  MT ATMABA5CA  mt lye: L L.'  MT FRESWFIELP  MT ROB5-OM  MTALBERTA  e  MT COLUMBIA  MT FAIRWEATMER ^ag&  NT LOOA.N  11 -860 ft  .11*900  12-O00  12000'  13068-  1$'50O-  14000-  ���������SSEU^  ^3 MILES  ������..w p,%0or,t!s,.'h^vuir ^.^"^r^'sf";, rr-" ",,s ta>'"'������"'"������1"* ���������������������������������������������*��������������� or .7.  mountains in Canada. ' ' '  more than   the combined height of the 9 largest  Jwinctit.v of Contracts  *'J-  P  ���������������'-  8'?  I  In   fheso  troublesome   times   when  contracts between employers and employees -aro  being  lightly   broken   by  certain labor- unions in '..heir Biipporf  of flic, "sympathetic slrike" ph:n, it is  noujworlhy   that     Lhu     liifonuifional  Typographical   Union' is standing out.  for flio sanctify of agreements. This  is  not  due  lo any  base  alliance     of  < workmen printers with employers,but  to si. clear recognition of the relation  of Ihe  printing- craft to democracy's  bulwark, an untrammelled ,as well as  mi enlightened   press.       For (.he   International   Union   regards   (.he   rehir  tions of the members of a Typographical Union and tho newspapers as es-  senlifilly   dependent   on   each   other,  and independent of party actions,political or economic.     That is, they are  not bound by them from the very nature of their being.    Newspapers are  essentially of public value and being  so co-operation of their producers in  all departments is absolute necessary  Thus when the Typographical Union  makes a contract it sticks to it. The  bargain  may' be made under stress,  both   s'des   endeavoring   to   get   the  best of the negotiations,    but    when  once  mailo adherence to a "scrap  of  paper" is not. regarded as something  u������   no   lightly  thrown  aside   for  outside  convenience.    "If   has   ooon  said  that  no one  would  expect street car  employees   lo   go   on' a   sympathetic  strike because of a difference of opinion in a, neu-spapei- ollice..    In  fact  if   the   working  printers   were   (o   be  swayed   by  uvery  passing opinion   or  difference in the body economic what  position would the pixss of a country  mo in.     If   would   bo the creature of  certain selfish interests.    usingr   that  i word, i'n  its- economic sense, and the  people would turn elsewhere  for en-  lightinent on the affairs of the state  or the events of the day.    Thus the  press would lose its value as a democratic  force completely.    , Recognizing  *this   the Typographical    Unions  are determined to preserve tlieir autonomy and freedom of action, and in  past times the American  Federation  of  Labor  has  been   brought  sharply  up against this wise decision of the  printers and has accepted its view of  contractual obligations.���������British Col-  AN  NXCIOLl/UiYT ItUCKUITHIl  There is a man over in   Montana  who will probably go through life bo-  wailing   (he   injustice   of   the, draff  board  that certified  him  for service  .despite the fact that be presented  a  letter .-written by his. wife to prove lie  had independent, family.     Hero is the  letter:   "Dear  United States  Army���������  iVIybusband ast me-to rite'a ���������rcckom-  mend that he supports his .family. 1-Je  cannot read  so  don't  tell  him.  Just  take him.     He ain't no good to me.  ,1-le ainf dbne,not.hin.' but'.play a fid-,  idle and drink lommcn essence since 1  married him eight years, ago, and  I  got to' feed seven :k������ds of his.    Maybe you can git him to carry a gun.'  He's good on squirrels and eatiri. Just  fake  him  and  welcum.   , I  need   the  grub and his bed. for the.kiddies   So  dont tell him this but take him.  umbiaii  Increased busines activity.in Abbotsford is evidenced by the fact that'  the freight receipts of the local C.P.  R. depot for last month amounted to  $124,000. These figures are the high-  eat for some years.-  pUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, by  the effect of the regulations of the Governor General of Canada in Council of the 20th  of April, 1918, and the Proclamation of 4th  May, 1918, recently published, every male  British subject resident in Canada, born on or  since the 13th of October, 1897, who has  attained or shall attain the age of 19 years and  who is unmarried or a widower without children  must, (unless he is within one of the classes of  persons mentioned in the schedule of Exceptions to the Military Service Act) report as  hereinafter directed on or before the lst day of  June, 1918,' or within ten days after his 19th  birthday, whichever date shall be the latter.  Such report must be in writing and must give his  name in full, the date of his birth and his place of residence and also his usual post office address.  The report must be addressed to the. Registrar or  Deputy Registrar under the Military Service Act of the  Registration District in which.he resides (see below) and  shall be sent by registered post, for which no Canada  postage is required.  Young men so reporting.will not be"placed on active  service till further notice. They must, however, notify  the appropriate Registrar or Deputy. Registrar of any  change of residence or address.  On receipt of thc report an identification card will be  forwarded by the Registrar which, will protect the bearer  from arrest.  Punctual compliance with these requirements is of  great importance to those affected. Failure to report,  within the time limited will expose the delinquent to severe  penalties and will in addition render him liable to  immediate apprehension for Military Service.  ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF.JUSTICE,  MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH, this 15th day of May,  1918.  =   BATTERY CHARGING MACHINE     j=  S When in  trouble give  us  a  call ~  ~ You will be assured of Courtesy =  ~ and square Dealing by our skilled :=  =S. workmen. ���������������������������  Free Air At All , Times ~ ==  ������������������viiiill,,,.  Siniiiiiiiiii "  THE PERMrERS REPLY  Replying-to a petition trom the  people of Nanaimo asking the Dominion government to take drastic action  with regard to .enemy aliens, Sir Robert Borden has handed J.. C-. Mcintosh, M. P., a memorandum in ro-  piy.  The' Premier believes that conscription  of enemy aliens  for  labor  capitalization and flaking the samo  rate ot profit on tho' Canadian sido  would have to pay a war ta.v ot  $24,750. This-was delberately handicapping Canadian firms for competition in the' future.  Canadian companies,although busy  with their sales well in advance, are,  in many cases, working into a "narrowed compass by reason of the war  order priority.    The  non-war  busin-  purposesand appropriation "of their loss Js 1)0Jng uartiGr pressed. The cost  NOTE  The men required to report should address their reports as follows:  ONTARIO���������To the Deputy Registrar under the Military  Service Act, 1917, London, if they reside in the  County of Essex, Kent, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex,  Oxford, Waterloo, Wellington, Perth, Huron, or  Bruce.  To the Registrar under the Military Service  Act, 1917, Toronto, if they reside in the County of  Lincoln,, Welland, Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant,  Wentworth, Halton, Peel, York, Ontario, Grey,  Dufferin, Simcoe, or in the Districts of Muskoka,  Parry Sound, Algoma and Nipissing north of thc  Mattawa and French rivers (including the Townships of Ferris and Bonficld.)  To the Deputy Registrar under the Military  Service Act, 1917, Kingston, if they reside in the  County of Durham, Northumberland, Victoria,  Peterborough, Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox,  Addington, Frontenac, Haliburton, Carleton, Dun-  das, Glengarry, Renfrew, Russell,-Stormont, Gren-  villc, Lanark, Leeds, Prescott, or the District of  Nipissing south of Mattawa river (exclusive of the  Townships of Ferris and Bonfield.)  To the Registrar under the Military Service Act,  1917, Winnipeg, if they reside in the Districts of  Kenora, Rainy River, or Thunder Bay.  QUEBEC���������-To the Registrar under the Military Service  Act, 1917, Montreal, if they reside in the County of  Jacques    Carrier,    Hochelaga,    Laval,    Vaudreuil,  Soulanges, Napierville, Beauharnois,  Chateauguay,  Huntington, Laprairie, Argcnteuii, Terrebonne, Two ,  Mountains, Montcalm, L'Assomption, Joliette, Ber-/  thier, Maskinonge, St. Maurice, Three Rivers, St.  Johns, Iberville, Missisquoi, Brome, Shefford, Rou-  ville,  Chambly,  Vercheres,  St.   Hyacinthe,   Bagot,  Drummond,  'Richelieu,   Yamaska,   Nicolet,   Artha-  baska, Sherbrooke, and Stanstead.  earnings by the state would Instantly provoke reprisals or harsh form,  not only upon- Canadians but all  British ��������� subjects held ' in enemy  countries.  "We neither desire, nor expect to  compete successfully-with the enemy  in:.barbarity,J replied', the. Prehrer  stating- that the ��������� government fully  appreciates the feeling of irritation  upon this question,but realizes . at  the- same time -that- direct and..substantial .'detriment to the national, interests would follow such drastic  courses as proposed. Even if these  people are unfriendly, the Premier's  message concludes the. present conditions which find the enemy alien at  his greatest productive power, simply  mean that he is working and producing.in our interests, against these of  his own country.  EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS  To the Deputy Registrar under the Military Service  Act, 1917, Quebec, if they reside in the County of  . Wolfe, Richmond, Compton, Beauce, Bellechasse,  Bonaventure, Dorchester, Gasp6, Kamouraska, Levis,  L'Islet, Champlain, Charlevoix, Chicoutimi, Montmorency, Quebec, Portneuf, Saguenay, Lotbiniere,  Montmagny, Matane. M6gantic, Rimouski and  T6miscouata.  To the Deputy Registrar under the Military Service  Act,  1917, Hull, if they reside in the County of  Timiskaming, Pontiac, Ottawa and Labelle.  NOVA SCOTIA���������To the Registrar under the Military  Service Act,   1917; Halifax,  if they reside  in  the  Province of Nova Scotia.  NEW   BRUNSWICK���������To   the   Registrar   under   the  Military Service Act, 1917, St. John, if they reoide in  the Province of New Brunswick.  PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND���������To the Registrar under  the Military Service Act, 1917, Charlottetown, if they  reside in the Province of Prince Edward Island.  BRITISH COLUMBIA���������To  the  Registrar  under  the  Military Service Act, 1917, Vancouver, if they reside  in the Province of British Columbia.  SASKATCHEWANr-To the Registrar under the Military  Service Act,   1917, Regina,  if they reside  in the  Province of Saskatchewan.  ALBERTA���������To the Registrar under the Military Service  Act, 1917, Caligary, if they reside in thc Province of  Alberta.  MANITOBA���������To   the   Registrar   under   the   Military  Service Act, 1817, Winnipeg, if they reside in the  Province of Manitoba.  YUKON���������To the Registrar under the Military Service  Act,   1917,   EJawson,  if they reside  in  the  Yukon  Territory.  London, May 25.���������British cabinet  ministers are considering the question of a general exchange of prson-  ers. An announcement on the subject is expected soon.  The government has   received  in-  of material, high now, is showing no  signs  of '  decreasing,     while    labor  changes continue to. >ncrease. Under  such conditions it is felt that Canadian concerns should  be placed on a  level   with   United   -States   firms   regarding   the   amount   levied   by   the  Government in the shape of war taxes  With -the imposition of added taxation there is a growing feeling, perhaps not very clearly expressed yet,  that  the  best  men   in  the   business  world of this country shoul dbe called by the government co advise in the  regulations   that   are   being   passed  governing the operations and earning  restrctions of their several concerns  Business men state that they would  feel far more secure were they certain that the regulations shaped concerning tlieir particular line were the  | work of men who knew all the de-  ��������� tails  in   connection   with  the  enterprise.     They point out that tiiis has  not been done in the past, except in  some few instances.  Railroad men are arso beginning  to feel that they should have more  representation.in the matters coming  under tlieir hand. Contention is  made bv them that many of the Ira:  formation from prisoners wlio escap-jportaUon   tie.ups   ure   i,1(J   ^sxlU   oL*  ed from German prison camps since  March 12, confirming the report that  British prisoners cf war aer employed immediately behind the German  lines.  WANT EXPERTS   NOV/  From the, Financial Post.  Following tho first criticism of the  new taxation there has been ' a disposition on the part of business men  to foliow tlie matter up-quietly 'in  order to sec exactly what ha;*Impp-.m-  ed. Last week the Financial'-Post  stated that it had it on good authority that the now business .tax ��������� "/as  much heavier on a Canadian firm  * ban the tax iha't is now applied to an  American firm with whicn the forui-  I er has to compete for business that  enables it to pay the'war'tax.1 A few  days ago in the House at Ottawa Sir  Herbert Ames made reference to the  same matter, bearing out the view-  that was advanced before, riir Herbert protested against the rate of  (axation on business profits. It placed Canadian businesses at a disadvantage as compared with American  concerns. A firm of ?300,0u0 capitalization on the American side of the  Detroit River making 25 per cent,  profit, Sir Herbert said, would pav a  tax of $12,150  jhalf-measures, and that were the  shipping business of the century,  under regulation, placed in the hands  of real railroad men. better wulls  would be secured, and that -^pvidily  Matters of short-rourmg, priority to  essential shipments, etc., they clai::;.  are not receiving the attention t.bey.  should.  TO CONSTIPATED CHILD  Delicious "Fruit Laxative''' can't harm  tender little Stomach, Liver  and Bowels.  Look at the tongue, mother! If  coaled, your little one's stomach J liver  and bowels need cleansing at once.  When peevish, cross, listless, doesn't  sleep, eat or act naturally, or is feverish, stomach sour, breath bad; has sore  throat, diarrlicua, full of cold, give a  teaspoonful of "California Syrup of  Figs," and in a few hours all the foul,  constipated waste, undigested food and  sour bilo gently moves out of its little  bowels without griping, and you have a  well, playful child again. Ask your  druggist for a bottle of "California  Syrup of Figs," which contains full  directions for babies, children of all ages  A firm of the same   and for grown-ups. assa:  THE ABBOTSFORD'POST,'ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  zszts^stzs?  What Is Necessary to Make Seeing  Over the Telephone I'raL'tii'ablo  Car.  sa?  Numerous inventors have busied  themselves frying lo invent an apparatus or machine whereby it would bo  possible forone person to see another while talking'on the telephone,  but so far nothing practical has resulted, writes 11. Greenback in the  Electrical - Fjxpcritnentor. Th.-i future  intirumenf on which the name "Teb-:-  phoi." (from the Greek telefar, photo's-light) has been settled, is supposedly an apparatus attachable t.)  our rrppent telephone system, so that  when wc speak u- our distant friend  .we, may see his likeness ������xcatly a**,  wo see our own image when  loOKirg  . into a mirror. In other words, (be  apparatus must lailhfully follow every inuvemeut of our ( distant friend  whor.hcr he is oi.ly live ������������������blocks i way  or one thousand miles.  If the telephot. is ever to be a success, it must be possible (o attach it  fo the present-day telephone lines.  Thai'means that the instrument must  of necessity work in conjunction with  the telephone without necessitating  any more wires than are now used.  In most of the schemes offered by  inventors heretofore, a plurality of  wires was necessary; in sonic cases  several thousand pairs of wires. No  matter how well such an instrument  might work, this alone would doom it  lo certain failure.    Another point is  ��������� that the future telephot. must not be  a cumbersome machine requiring motors and all kinds of other cumbersome machinery, difficult fo operate  by the layman.  The future instrument must work  the same as the telephone, in other  words, all the subscriber has fo do is  ��������� to^ lift, the receiver off the hook and  will immediately see his friend just  as if lie were talking fo him in the  ' same room.  The writer also ventures to s.ay  that no telephot will ever amount to  anything that necessitates the use of  selenium.  The animal eye is the most marvelous television aparatus ever invented  Moreover it is non-electrical. If we  look at an object the latter is thrown  into our eye, which is nothing but a  marvelously efficient camera, bin instead of a photographic plate, the impulses are thrown up on the retina  which records the object, not only in  black and white, as does the photographic plate, but the picture is recorded in its natural colors on the  retina. From here numerous fine  nerve in turn connects with the occipital lobes of the brain, translating  the various light impulses (stimuli),  with their component colors into a  "picture," which is then' -'seen'' in  our mind.  Thc telephot will be an instrument  attachable to our present telephone.  The face of the distant speaker will  probably be recorded on some sort of  a fluorescent screen or plates. In  order to show the picture to advantage, the frame around , the outside  must be more or less deep, otherwise  the sun or other light at the receiving end would interfere with the received picture. In other words the  picture  would   set  back  an  inch   or  more.  The present mouthpiece will be dis  carded. The speaker's picture will  be transmitted to his friend by means  of lens mounted in front of the telephot. The lens is nothing but a  photgraphic camera arrangement and  in the back ot this camera thc face  K or picture will be thrown just as a  "'picture is formed on our ye's retina.  Mere the optical impulses are translated into electrical impulses which  are now sent over the line along with  tho voice impulses.  In order thai, the distant person  may see the speaker's face, it is, of  course, necessary that the hitter's  face be illuminated. For this reason  it -will be necessary to provide a lamp  at the top of the telephot whft:h lamp  throws.its rays on the speaker's  face; from here the light rays are  thrown on to the lens, I hence to be  transmitted to the distant station. It  goes without, saying that he ideal ele-  phol. should transmit the picture in  its naturalcolors, although this may  perhaps be asking a little too much  or our inventors at first. Nevertheless  the writer thinks it will bo acconi-  pliseh in time; the human eyedoes it;  don't forget this.  Your Ad. in This Paper  BECAUSE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE  LOOKING FOR YOUR AD.  If you COULD (although, OP 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  ''stod"-EVERY MAN IN TOWN WHO WANTS  TO BUY SHOES, OR CLOTHES, OR ANY  OTHER ARTICLE���������and it wouldn't "stop" anyone who didn't waist to buy- That's the beauty  of the advertising way of finding a buyer. The  ad. finds the buyer through the simple process of  b������iB������ easily and readily found BY the buyer -  And if, among the prospective buyers of goods,  th������rs is on������ 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 TOE SALE)  ^^gg^g^sB^^g^sggsass  'If you wish choice Vegetables this season  buy LEE'S SEEDS. We have all kinds_of  Package Seeds, Onion Sets, Seed Potatoes,  Early.   All fresh seeds.  We have also a carload of Feed  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  See me now about that Insurance  SMMKS TO KNOW  FARMERS' .NEEDS  CALLS OUT MEN OK U>  ..ON  THE  KIK4ST.  A proclamation calling out raon of  19 yoars of ago has been iBStiod and  ���������is published in this issue. If requires that on or before June 1 every  man to whom this proclamation applies shall report in writing to the  registrar under the Military Service  Act, who, in the case of British Co.  lurnbia, is Mr. R. S. Lennie, Vancouver. The proclamation applies to all  men not in the list'of exemptions to  the Military Service Act, who havo  attained the ago of 19 years and were  born on or since October 13, 1897.  Mr. M. D. Ross who has been acting as manager at the' bank during  the absence of Mr. N. Hill .expects  to leave the beginning ot June.  Mr. and Mrs. Ellis McClennagan of  Seattle are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Mc-  Ciennagan Sr., in Abbotsford.  Mr. Victor Eby has enlisted as a  soldier of the soil and is starting  farm duties in Monday at Mr. Everett's.  Mr. and Mrs. King and Mr. and  Mrs. Eby motored to Bellingham on  May 24th.  Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hill returned  on Saturday after a month's stay in  Vancouver. Mr. Hill s feeling some  better.  - Mr. and Mrs. H. Rankin and Mr.  and Mrs. F. Butterfleld of Vancouver  were week end visitors to Abbotsford  The May Day dance was quite a  success $137.00 was taken at the  door $70.00 taken in at the concert  and wHh the ice cream. ������L46 was  cleared up.  Among some of the visitors in Abbotsford on Victoria Day were the  Misses McPhee Miss McDonald of  Langley Prairie, Mr. and Mrs. Brem-  ner of" Sardis, Mr. and Mrs. Dan  Win ton.  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Smith -spent  Tuesday and tWednesday in Vancouver.  Miss Bessie Taylor who has been  in Abbotsford for some time is visiting in Vancouver and intends taking  a position in New 'Westminster.  BORN���������To Mr. and Mrs. Schluter,  a daughter.  Mrs. McMaster spent a few days in  Bellingham last week.  Mrs. Thomas visited at her mother's in Bellingham Sunday and .Monday. Her sister Mrs. McCabe from  Skykomish has been visiting there too  and returned to Abbotsford with Mrs  Thomas for a few days.  Thc pupils of the Abbotsford public school contributed $l9.2o toward  tin: Ovor:*eas Tobat >:o fund- during  kiKt week ;m Honor Roll wu*, fo be  given to tlie room giving the most.  Wis. R. Graham's room secured the  ! si   roll of honor.  ,  Mr. and Mrs. Lumsden and fau'ily  and some friends were the guests e'.  Mia. Bukor hint week. Mrs. f.iims-  don is Mrs. Buker's sister.  Mr. and Mrs. Knoll are-moving info'  the house formerly occupied by Mr.  Salt and family.  The Rev. Mulgrew of North Vancouver exchanged pu'pits with tiie  Rev. Mr.  Robertson on Sunday last.  Edgar Tapp who recently went" to  Seattle to learn engineering has returned home for a holiday.  On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. McMenemy with Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison  while on the Chilliwack road met a  greenhorn from the American side  who inistited on keeping the wrong  sid:j of the road. Mr. McMenemy's  car was somewhat damaged but no  .further injury  '.'..'if' dou:.  Speaking of the purpose of his recent trip through the Okanagan to  the Okanagan Commoner, Hon. W. J.  Bowser, leader of the opposition in  the provincial legislature, said that  he was'.anxious to know how to act  best in; the interests of the people,  and particularly the farmers, as he  believed upon the shoulders of the  men on the land the greater responsibility in the crisis of the 'world  food shortage now rests. He wanted  to see less paper legislation and more  practical help given by the legislature.  Speaking casually of the efforts of  the government to raise revenue for  "carrying on" Mr. Bowser said that  he found the people of the province  were beginning to ask questions���������  and serious'ones for the government  to answer. They wished to know  why it is now costing one million  nine hundred thousand dollars more  to run the government than it did  during the most expensive year of  the McBride administration.  The great outcry against the McBride government and against him,  when he was leader, Mr. Bowser said,  was because of the patronage system  and the great promise made to the  people by the present government in  the elecetion campaign was that the  patronage system would be abolished. But, he said, instead of abolishing it,- the present government  has built up a patronage system of  enormous capacity, as reference to  the official records will show.  e      o  (���������J  c,      o  Etc., Etc.  I have a large and,-splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale atjow prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  J3> qgjgaJgrig^lM^iiMgrf  HUNTINGDON   TELEPHONE   CO.  A meeting in the customs offices at  Huntingdon of the Rural Telephone  Company was held on Wednesday  last, President W. H. Fadden occupying the chair.  Mr. R. S. Shortreed, secretary-  treasurer, submitted a financial statement showing the position of the  company to December 31, 1917.  This statement was the result of  an audit of the books decided upon  at the last meeting. Mr. C. R. Davison ha examined the accounts and  issued a balance sheet showing that  the assets of the company exceeded  the liabilities of $2,207, stock being  valued in accordance with the provisions of the Rural Telephone Act.  The dale of the annual meeting  was fixed for June .'50 at 8 o'clock  in tiie evening; when election of offices!* will take place, the new directors commencing office ou July lst.  This will hT.rr.icn.x'.c. with tlie government's suggestion that t he annual statement mat*} on December  31, be allowed to cover the two periods of office.  Mrs. Knox is going to Winnipeg  next week to where Mr. Knox has a  position. i. .*/jai-r'"  .V.K-KU  Mr.   Joe Trethewey was a visitor  in Abbotsford last week.  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly. Modern  M.   MURPHY,   PROPRIETOi  HUNTINGDON, B   C.  I  AIB0TSF0RD   BiSTRICT B0ARB OF   TRAB  IIIIUI.WMJII-'  ������    >'W  T^'-     ���������������  "������������������"-''-  -������������������^.������, ...mum. ������--������������������'���������. .Jlijh.1   ���������mw.^.LJmaj.lV*!- -'.i..-*  President, Hope Aiamson   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abfo^tsferel, B. C.  Me^kig Held First Mrautey of E-ztsh Month  Wrke the secretary reg&w&B^ manufaeturiag sites  with iserexGelled ahqppinff foofltttas and etap p@wer  or if-cmriation n^rding tb& Jferm and ifarait kmds of  I fcfoe dsstffset, a������d ia&ctetries already <^talaMa������-d, M  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING- OFFICE.  %  Ift*" ���������^������������������^������������������������������������'^ra^qT^^


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