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 I)  I  v  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XL, No. 4.  4BB0TSF0RD, B, C, FRIDAY,   NOVEMBER 5,   1915  $1.00 per Year  9  en s neavy ruDDe  ool Underwear '  Special Values at, per suit $2.50 and $3.00  ��������� Men's Heavy Wool Sox, 4 pairs for $1.00  Men's Heavy Wool Sox, 3 pairs for $1.00  Men's Heavy Wool Top Shirts, each, $1.00, .  $1.25, $1.50'and -.' .'..$2.00  j .  t  Men's Tan Kip Blucher Boots  as made by Canada's largest shoe  manufacturers  for the French soldiers, per pair. . $4.50  Men's Urus Calf Bluchers, per pair $3.85  Men's Split Tan Bluchers, per pair $2.90  ' Men's Fine Calf Bluchers, per pair;  .$4.00  GROCERY SPECIALS  We carry the best makes of Flour, from $1.45 up  10c Salmon, our price 4 tins for............. . .... .... .25c  Amber Goffee, Vhole-or ground,'".3'lbs'for. .'."��������� :"."..?."."���������".'���������-'.'$ 1".00"~  Lipton's Tea, per lb 40c  Sunlight Soap, 6 bars for - : 25c'  Fels Naphta Soap, 4 bars for ��������� 25c  Case Eggs, per'dozen. . .' . . . 35c  Hampton and Pinchin's bread, extra choice, per loaf 5c  LETTER  FROM   PTE   K1RKBRIDE  Abbotsford, B. C.  WILL ABBOTSFORD BE  -     IN DARKNESS SOON? ? ? ?  LETTER FROM THE TRENCHES  If our memory serves us correct  the contract for the lighting of. the  town expires on the 10th of this  month and there is a possibility of  the town being in darkness unless  the contract is renewed or the W. C.  P. Company wishes to give the light  for nothing, which is extremely unlikely.  Since the contract was made a bill  has passed parliament at Victoria  and become law by which unorganized districts can assess themselves  for the purposes of lifchting the town  There is no reason why the scheme  should not be put into force in Abbotsford. It is in force in Mission  City at the present time. The beauty of the act is that it is workable.  It costs but'very little.  '���������*. However", to ��������� have it in force it  would be advisable for the Board of  Trade to get busy and appoint its  secretary in place of Mr. Morley and  then commissioners (three) can be  recommended to the government who  appoint them. It will be the duty  then of the commissioners to take  the valuation of the lots within the  townsite same as the provincial government does for school taxes. Then  after estimating what it would cost  to light the town and other lltle in-  cidenals levy a certain rate on tho  property and collect it. Simple is it  not?  HOLE IN THE RIVEHSIDE ROAD  Automobile drivers have a real  grievance against the Matsqui municipality on account of the rotten condition of the Riverside road near the  Mission ferry. It was partly fixed  up this summer but the balance of  the road should be put into good conditio It is no backwods road now  and should be kept in repair by the  councillor of that ward.  A letter was received from Murray  Rhodes by an Abbotsford resident a-  bout two weeks ago. The Post hopes  it was incorrect in reporting of hia  death.  Pte. Jas. H. Humphries writes-interestingly  from   "The  Trenches"  "After almost ten months of tedious and sometimes severe-training  the 29th Battalion eventually finds  itself in Flanders and incdentally occupying (the censor gets his work in  here) portion of the British line. Already we have tasted the hardships  and awfulness of war and unfortunately not without casualties���������but as  yet all the boys from Mission, in  whom your readers no .doubt will be  most interested, continue to keep  good health and the'best of spirits,"'  The fact that we are within 80 to  100 yards of the Germans does not  seem very alarming and as you see.  one can write letters (and even shave  and wash) without serious interruption. "Fritz" occasionally hits the  sandbag parapet in front and probably scatters a shower of dirt into  the trench. Just as I am writing we  are being treated to a most remarkable exhibition by a British airman,  who having completed his observations of the German lines (without  regard to the perfect sea of shrapnel  bursting around him) is proceeding  to further annoy the enemy by "diving" and "looping the loop" within  rifle and maclilne gun range of the  enemy's trenches and he seems to be  hit and drops his machine like a  stone, but the manoeuvre develops into a graceful spiral and now ho is  steadily sailing towards our rear. I  understand they call him the ''Mad  Major"���������and no wonder-  During the daytime comparative  quiet reigns in the trenches but to  show one's self above the parapet invites trouble, but as dusk comes on  the whole line seems to throb and  hum like a hive of bees. Under cover of darkness working parties can be  sent out. rations brought in and rifle  and machine gun fire is carried on  until daybreak. Sometimes a party  goes out to patrol between the lines  and at intervals along the trench a  tunnel is run out and men are detailed to go out towards the enemy's  line on listening post. While lying  perfectly quiet one must listen for  any movement or noise on the part  We have been asked to publish the  following interesting letter:  It was in. deed a pleasure to receive  your letter yesterday      I am afraid  you will think me very mean for not  writing before ".this I    would    that I  could have been present at the annual  banquet,   but perhaps  if it  is  God's will I may be spared to attend  the next one ���������  I don't think the war  will last another year  .After,I left  Abbotsford I joined the St. Andrews  C.   E.   and   I  ihave  received   letters  .from varipus:members I am bery sorry  to   say  that   cne   of   imp   fellow  members has  been killed    out here  and another'wounded.      I am very  sorry to mention .that. Mr. Lloyd and  Mr. Ferguson-have been killed. Both  were well,known in Abbotsford and  district I an sorry to hear that Prof.  Pidgeon   has  left the  Pacific  coast.  John Gillen sends me a few- lines oc-  ���������cassionally.    He mentioned'that you  had gone east for a- few' weeks      I  trust you benefitted by doing so. .  I had the good fortune last week to  meetQsie Kidwell, who is in the- 7th  Battalion having come out in a draft  some few weeks ago.   .He was quite  well.    He informed me. that    Jack  Hand and Tom Perks' were in the 2 9  .Battalion.    As the 29th had just ar:  rived  out here  and  camped   : about  50 yards from our camp I was quite  overjoyed at the .prospect of "meeting  :tw,o���������.mqre..of, my .work.,chums.of\. Ab-t  .botsford."I sought the two boys:and  we had; a great time recalling, past  events that had occurred 6000 miles  away.    When   you  met   chums    out  here there is something different    a-  bout the meeting than what there is  about the'meetings of. friends under  different circumstances. You can talk  of things'in no way connected with,  this-ghastly war and thereby forget  for a'time the horrors of it.    It is  only, for a time though then it all  comes back with*a rush. I-have seen  sufficient now to last me a life time!  While in England I visited my people  twice I was fortunate to be home for  Christmas.,Also  two of my brothers  managed   to   get   home   so   we   had  quite a family reunion.    The Canadian   Division   left   England   in   February, afjter having spent a miserable  four months in various camps,    on  Salisbury Plains. We certainly had a  rough time of it, but I am inclineed  to believe, that Salisbury Plains picked out weakest, and left the fittest  to come over here and make a name  for Canada.    We    left. -Avonmoutb  and landed at St. Nazaire after an un  eventful trip. Wo were packed like  sardines in the troopship No. 26. We  wore allotted a place amidships, near  the funnels so we had a warm place  in which' to sleep. The steel plates  don't make a very comfortable bed  I can assure you. I shall never forget our first night in France. We  disembarked about 10 a m. and moved to near a siding.to await our train  We waited until 6 or ,7 o'clock but  none came. In the meantime we  ware each issued with a fur coat,  muffler, and cloves, so of course we  had to- try them on to see what we  looked like I need not describe the  scene sufficient to say we drew a  crowd of some hundred people'who  threw fruit, biscuits and cigarettes to  us It reminded me of being in  Stanley Park, Vancouver, throwing  peanuts to the bears. We passed the  time away in singing and playing  mouthorgans, etc. About 7 p. m. we  were told to-go*back on to the transport for the night. We did so and  lay down for the night as we thought  about  10 o'clock p.  m. Wo were a-  on those fateful .days. The first intimation that anything was occurring  out of the ordinary, was the sight of  two German earoplanes .overhead  dropping rockets as signals to their  artillery. Shortly afterwards refugees  began to arrive from Ypres. Old men  women both young and'old and children were struggling along.with as  much of their belongings \'as they  could carry tied up in sheets'. The  more fortunate had little cars pulled  by a team of dogs. I saw one., poor  old woman leading a cow along by a.;  rope tied around its neck. It was'-a  pitiful sight.v,ery soon the French Algerian troops who had given way under the gas attack came pouring into our hospital crying ' "Svac" and.  "asphixy" at the same time, clutching  at their throats Some gun teams  came through with the traces cut. For  some hours this state of affairs lasted  Our officers called for volunteers to  go out and do what we could. Every  available man went out, but at first  we could do very little as we didn't  know the position of the enemy. Very  wakened and ordered to "Fall in" on ' very soon we got down to the busi-  of the Germans and communicate by  pulling a wire to the trench behind.  This post fell to me only last night  and to be out on "no man's land" as  human feelers to the camp behind is  rather a peculiar experience, with  one's nerves so silent and strained  even the scuttling of, a rat seems a  very important event. Such things  have several times been the cause  of our more timid "listeners" running back' to report that "Germans  are cutting the entanglements!" or  "Snipers laying in grass to the right"  etc.    etc.  This morning the Baches exhibited  a placard reading "Belgrade is ours"  to which we promptly ran.up our  shingle "Ostend is ours" None of  us had the slightest faith in either  statement. On our left they asked  'for "bully" beef inexchange for cigarettes and also endeavored to a-  muse our boys by singing "My little  Grey House in the West" On the  right they thew over a tin of "bully"  yesterday which was promptly returned with a note saying "We can  eat what we can. You can eat what  eat what we can. You learn to eat  what you can!"  Trench life has a serious pathetic  side also behind is littered with  small crosses marking the graves of  fallen comrades. Sometimes the  name and regiment is recorded but  more often "In memory of an unknown British soldier" is the only  epitaph.  Those men of the 47th are now attached to the 7th Battalion who-hold  the line at.** ** a few miles to our  right ..���������.���������'.-  The boys of Mission do not forget  their homes. They think of them  continually and only hope and trust  that fortune will be kind and bring  them back to B. C. safely once more.  Yours faithfully,  JAS. H. HUMPHRIES ....  the wharf.    We did  so, then,  were  marched  into   the  Fish  Market  for  the  night.-   We  laid   down  en    the  marble slabs and tried to. snatch a  few hours sleep but nothing doing it  was  so  cold.    We  had no   blankets  but wc had our great coa'.-,  furcoat  muffler and gloves.    Everyone    was  muffled up to the eyes but still we  were,cold- ,. We afterwaWls discovered that we had been- trying to sleep  on top of the refrigerators    To make  about  1 a. m. and as half the roof  was open  we  got our  share of  the  elements.    About 3 a m. we could endure the cold no longer so we tore  down a bigv'um shrdlu cfwyp shrdu  down  and had a big  bonfire goinig.  We boiled some water and had tea  about 4 a. m.    Tea never tasted better or as good as that morning.  It  warmed us up and then    we    were  quite cheerful so we had a, singsong  around   the   fire.    The     rain     quit,  then as soon as the cafes opened a  feAv who were lucky to slip the guard  went and had a hot breakfast.    We  entrained about noon in box cars, 15  iii-a car. ,.;.The infantry had 40 in a  camp. I guess they stood up all the  way.    We managed to get somestraw  to lie on.    The noise and rattle    of  the train didn't keep us awake that  night.    We  had splendid receptions  all the length of our journey which  lasted   48  hours.    We  lived  on biscuits and.bully beef1 on the boat and  train.     There was great speculation  as to our ultimate destination. Eventually we arrived at Hazebruck where  we were told Ave had reached the end  of our train journey.  We marched from Hazebruck to a  village called Caestre. On our way it  commenced to snow and made marching miserable.    Arriving at Caestre a  bout 4 p. m. we were billetted in the  school much to-the satisfaction of the  children who were sent home for a  holiday.    The tent sub-division opened up a    hospital.    The    stretcher-  bearer division were taken from the  school  and  billetted in a big barn.  It was quite comfortable-as we had  Jots   of1-  hay   to   lie   on.    We   were  joined in Caeste by our Brigade the  3rd.    The division was scattered a-  round the villages. The division was  broken up in the trench warfare brigade by brigade    near    Armentiers.  Leaving Caeste we moved to Lailly  and had our first experience of collecting wounded from the rerjimental  Aid Posts.    We were billetted about  a  mile   behind   the   firing   line,   the  first night, then each section A.  B.  and C. were given different work. A  ran the hospital in the village B had  an advanced dressing station and C  had a convalescent hospital in a big  chateau.    Each section had a week in  each place then we all moved to Ss-  taires and ran a big hospital.   From  there we moved to St. Marie Cappel  near Cassel f,or a short rest. After a  few days   in that place ,we moved to  Steenvoord.      At Steenvoord we got  on motor busses and arrived in Belgium at L'Abeele.    There was much  done by the boys when we crossed the  frontier posts.    We rode to Vlamert-  inghe and opened up a hospital.    We  little thought when we arrived there  that thousands  of our    brave  lads  were to be sacrificed to the blood lust  of the Kaiser. What pen can describe  the pitiful sights that we witnessed  ness and we were working at pressure for  4 days and  4  nights as we  were the only field ambulance in the.  district, at the time. We were busy in  the-field  at night and  then'gave a  help in the hospital  during the day  dressing wounds.    The road we went  up and down was subjected to heavy  bombardments all the time from both'  sides.,_ It was marvellous,    that the  casualties of the 3rd Field AT were so  small.    We had 30 wounded 1 killed  and 5 men and 2 motor ambulances  captured.    Everyone of, the 230 ambulance men did their utmost* Thursday Friday and Saturday No. 3 F. A.  were alone.    On Saturday night No.  2 cot to work alongside us in" a big  house.    No. 1 and 2,were shelled out  of Ypres at the commencement    of  the attack.    The Sunday night was  the worst for us I think.,. We went  up about 8 pm. to-a small farm between Wieltje and St. -Jullem We were  told $here were some wounded in a  certain  place so  out  we went after  them.    The dead were lying.,there in  hundreds and we had^to use corpses  as a bridge to get the wounded, over  a creek    We got all the wounded out  and put them in a farm house near  the roadway for the ambulance to col  lect.    Half  of   us  stretcher   bearers  were sent back to the hospital'.while  the others had to stay and load the  ambulances when they "arrived. Shells  were flying all the time and we had  to run the gauntlet.    We would run  a little  way then when we heard a  shell ccmjng we would jump into the  ditch which fortunately runs alongside all the roads out here. They are  deep which is another good thing The  smell of the gas was hanging round  the village fjo Wieltje through which  we had to pass.    Luckily it was not  there in large quantities    but   there"  was enough to make our eyes water  and our throats parched.    We got to  St.  Jean  and there the shells were  just raining in. In one place 2 motor ambulances were standing wrecked and another one almost burned up  and bodies strewn in all directions.  A big shell had dropped/in front of  the dressing station where a convoy  of motor ambulances were being loaded up with wounded.    All along the  road dead horses, and wagons   were  lying.    We had to pass through a cor  ner of Ypres, then across the canal  bridge.    The Germans were    tryiug  to  hit that bridge to stop the supplies and  reinforcements back.      I  don't know how we got across.   We  had to lay behind a thick wall until  It got a little quieter and then make  a dash across At one time we thought  the ambulances would not be aule to  get up to the men we had  brought  out, and left in  the farm, but they  made It alright.    Those motor drivers deserve credit for the work they  did then.     ; On the Sunday night    a  division of Territorials marched up.  They had  left  England on  the previous  Monday.   They  went past the  hospital about 7:30 quite full of what  they were going to do to the Germans  Poor lads, some of them never even  saw a German as shells were dropped  in among them before they were with  in a couple of miles of the front line  We had some in the hospital by a-  buot nine 'oclock and lots of them  would   be   in- England   by   Monday  night.    One poor lad asked where he  (Continued on Page Four) THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B.  C  hwiMfffiri  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  weekly Journal devoted to tlie interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertising  rates  made  known  on  application ���������  Our   Shibboleth���������Neither' for   nor   ngin'   the   Goveif0   -������ut  J. A. BATES,  Editor and Proprietor  FRIDAY,   NOVEMBER  5,   1915  ten^goolTMasons  Why You Should Subscribe to tlte Canadian Patriotic Fund to  The Extent of Your Ability.  1. You owe to your country, and to the Empire of which we  are a part, either to light yourself or help to make it possible for  others to fight in this supreme struggle.  2. As a Canadian you have enjoyed the protection and the  privileges of British citizenship and have never yet been called  upon' in defence of the Empire.  3. The Mother Country has for years practically borne the  burden of your protection alone.  4. In this hour of trial we desire Great Britain to realize that  every Canadian is supporting and upholding her Cause.  5. The war in which we are engaged is a righteous cause; a  struggle for Truth, Liberty and for the Sacredness of Treaties  and the given word. ���������        ,  6. If you can't go yourself you can help to make it possible  for others to go by guaranteeing that their families will be provided for in their absence.  7. . The object of the Canadian Patriotic Fund is to make provision for ALd>families cf soldiers going from Canada to take  part in the present war.  8. Those who have gone to the front are-making greater  sacrifices than anything we can do at home.  9. An unparallelled crisis in the world's history calls for supreme sacrifice on  our part.We must do our duty���������Fight or Pay  10. Because of the following appeal from your King:  "To my people:���������At this grave moment in the struggle between my people and the highly organized enemy who have  transgressed the laws of nations and changed the ordinance that  binds civilized Europe together, I appeal to you.  "I rejoice in my Empire's effort and I feel pride in the voluntary responses from my subjects all over the world who have  sacrificed home and fortune and life itself in order that another  may not inherit the free Empire which their ancestors and mine  have built. I ask you to make good these sacrifices. The end is  not in sight. More men and yet more are wanted to keep my  armies in the field and through them to secure victory and an enduring peace.  "In ancient days the darkest moment has ever produced in  men of our race the sternest resolve. 1 ask you men of all classes  to come forward voluntarily and take your share in these fights."  In freely responding to my appeal you will be giving your- support to our brothers who for long months have nobly upheld  Great Britain's past traditions and the glory of her arms."  "FIGHT OR PAY"  "GOD SAVE THE KING"  WHAT LYDDITE IS  Made From Piric Acid, and Is a Coal  Tar Product  The most famous modern high explosive and one of, the most powerful a's lyddite, which is very similar  to the French melinite and the Japanese shimose. Lyddite is simply  piric acid melted with a little vaseline substance largely used as a yellow dye and also very serviceable  ���������in medicine for the treatment of  burns. It is intensely poisonous and  a powerful explosive.  Attention to its value as an explosive was first drawn in J'lv.land  by the destruction of a Lancashire  factory where it was Dein^ manufactured. About the same date it  was independently studied in France  and early in the nineties of last century it was adopted there for use  in shells.  Piric acid is prepared from coal  tar���������������������������the refuse of gas manufactured  When the heavy oil of coal tar is  belled and chemically treated phenol,  or carbolic acid," separate from it.  The carbolic acid is taken', boiled  in strong sulphuric acid, and into  the evil-smelling liquid strong and  pure nitric acid is carefully poured.  The resultant is piric acid.  It has great virtues as an explo-  sice, but, also some vices. Its vix-  tue is that it is not easily exploded  when pure and dry, that it can be  clrepped or even thrown about, and  that it does not act violently when  lighted. To make it explosive it needs  a powerful detonator, which usually  contains fulminate of mercury and  tetryl.  The chief fault is that it"is intensely acid, and when moisture is present; attacks lead and many other substances, forming exceedingly explosive compound", which go off quite  unexpectedly.  AOTES   FROM   UUHY  HATZIC  The entertainment given by the  Women's Institute in the hall here on  Friday night last was a successful  event The Hallowe'en festivities on  this' evening were enjoyed by a very  large gathering from Hatzic and district and Mission City Quite noticeable were to be seen witches and  ghosts and black cats and pretty  girls arrayed in colors of various hue  Pumpkin pies and home-made candy  were in abundance Everything imaginable characteristic of All Hallowe'en could be found at Hatzic Hall  on Friday night Owinfc to the various excitement tob e found at this  entertainment and weather conditions outside, that small boy found it  quite necessary to suspend all pranks  until Sunday evening.  The hall was tastily decorated in  autumnal   colors  with  Union  Jacks.  Dps. Gilbert ��������� Hanna* Anderson 1  British    Columbia's       Leading        Deofrisfra  SAVE MONEY liY HAVING YOUR  DENTAL WORK  DONE IN VANCOUVER  Our prtices are about HALF those charged by other dentists  Our work is of the VERY BEST. ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN  OR  INCONVENIENCE.  Crowns, Plates and Bridgework a Specialty. When you  come to Vancouver be sure to come in for a FREE EXAMINATION AND CONSULTATION.    AH Work Guaranteed.  This was some decoration and bespoke, much preparation in arrangement and it seems a pity that it  could not have been appreciated  throughout the evening but allowances must be made for hobblin gobbling whose visits .are electrically modern you know"; The festivities for the  early part of the' evening comprised  guessing contests of different descrip  tion. One of these which by the way  was'quite a novelty, was the exhibition of portraits of prominent members of the Institute, the negatives  having been taken several years  hence. Each contestant was provided with a list of names as a key to  the puzzle. All portraits were numbered. Although the photography  was somewhat out of date, but not  in the tin-type era. mind you, the  display was a veritable beauty gallery  Thus the guessing was comparatively  easy and the likeness quite discernible, (all donations will be forward.-  ed to the red cross fund) The results  of this contest ended in a draw. The  winner being Miss Dorothy Manson  There were other Hallowe'en games  too numerous to mention in which  both old and young alike were attracted. The candy booths and the  fancy-work stalls displayed wares  both toothsome and artistic  A set of whist was played in the  early part of the evening  At nine o'clock a dainty lunch was  provided by the ladies The lunch,  tables in the basement were tastefully decorated in hallowe'en style and  judging by the individuality of each  table of arrangement and abundance  and variety of viands thereon, considerable rivalry must have surely" existed amongst the ladies in prepar-  ng and attending their respective festive boards Needless to say ample  justice was done to this appetizing  spread and considering the avidity  that some bachelors displayed in after hours in quest of pumpkin pies  that wereoffered for ^ sale, no other  recommendation of the quality of said  pies  is  necessary  Along about 10 o'clock an electrical display on Main Street attracted  the attention of those present    and  immediately afterwards, the  hall illumination   flickered,   flared   up   . a-  gain and after a few conscious - moments  of  darkness  there were  suggestions of spooks and such like but  these wierd and uncanny forebodings  soon lost their spell in the glare of  hastily lighted lanterns.      The lantern was  indeed,  truly a friend    in  need and knowing that the brilliancy  of the light would not be impaired  by' newspaper  patches  on the  globe  or unsightly cracks which invariably  cause -a <smoky  glass,  as    most    of  these lamps were insured acainst a  nuisance   by having  the non-breakable    chimney     attachment    added  thereto, therefore a great sign of relief-went forth from all those present  The outlook for those who   danced  at this  juncture  was  anything (but  encouraging    However with  the arrival of candles   and other appliancts  of the oil-burning type the situation  improved   wonderfully   and   a   most  enjoyable dance was held.      Several  raffles were held throughout the evening,  the  most  important  being  a  painting  in water color by Mr.    T.  Fripp*.    This painting valued at $50  was  won" by  Miss  Lucy Draper  on  ticket No. 56.  The palmistry and fortune telling  booth,in charge of Mr. Lindrech  proved quite popular and was well  patronized by the fair sex.  Barring the- tormy weather and the  inconvenience caused by providing  lighting arrangements, the evening  was enjoyed by all. The total proceeds . which will be given towards  paying off the indebtedness of the  htll amounted to $75. Those who assisted are to'be congratulated and  to whom much praise is due for labor and expense unselfishly contribut  ed.  Tiio lo'bk on tho face of the, gate  owafer when he want to look after his  captured bike tlie next morning I  can not give you;, as there was-no  artist present.  llKallilllUl  Mr. C. M. Bates, who has been in  B. C.. since last April returned to  his home in Calgary on Saturday evening last, almost fully recovered and  able to take his old job as engineer  on the C. P. R. Under the skilful  treatment of Dr. Sutherland and Dr.  Doherty of Port Coquitlam, he is  nearly his old selfi agan, and has a  great many words of praise for the  Port Coq-'itlam physicians.'  IQBBDE3E3QDDE]  asm  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supp! ^  Phone Connection, fission City  fiIalwl������|HlwlMlHiai������iMmfingf*i{a>7������������Ml������IWKl  ' For the best job printing patronize the Abbotsforl Post. It is the only paper published for Abbotsford.,  f,  SUMAS B  TRADE  ?l  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  \j\ the district, and industries already established.  r  'J  Hammond       Haney       Maple Ridge  c    AfBmT5VAIHLE5mEhmLPmL0R5  Second Pfoor, Dominion Bldg. ZQ7ftastinq$ St. W. Cor. Cambk  VANCOUVER  Halowe'en is a hard night on flaring tempers; but there are two sides  to every question���������it is also a hard  "morning afjter" to the boys.      But  how one boy in  Haney dodged his  "morning   after" .is   a  fcood   joke:  With a bunch he removed a neighbor's gatt, jumping from his biccycle  to assist them in laying it tenderly  away far from  its home. Returning  for his bike, they stood exulting over the capture  of the  gate  in low  tones;   but  six  or seven low  tones  make  quite  a loud  noise;   and the  gate-owner crept upon    theni    unawares.    Suddenly a    lantern    flash  full upon them, and loud angry upbraiding,  scattered the  boys  to the  four quarters of" the compass causing  a complete forgetfulness of the bike.  Then was heard floating on the still  night air the awful edict.  "I  shall  keep  this   bike  till  you  bring  that  gate back, grr-grrrr-grrr-r!"  Silence;  closed door;  waiting.  Then a shadow which may ha ve  been a boy, was, or rather wasn't but  might have been seen creeping from  the bushes along a lone country road  through the place where   the    gate  should have been    and    round    the  house. Still hunt followed by a find;  a gentle removing from under a table  on -a  back   porch   and   the shadow  might have been  seen flying swxftlv  toward fresh fieldd on ���������A BIKE-  A WASH IS A JOY  when one's bath room is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental and  open-work plumbing. It's an art-  istic't'riumph. Have the bath room  a joy. Let your ��������� plumbing " arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments of tho art will -  permit.    We'll show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bldg- Abbotsford  Your Photograph  _Nothing  will  ~add more to  the pleasure, of the friends and kinsfolk.'  at home.  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  S\  See me now about that Insurance  9  l  O  l  0  Etc.  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  cGaUum;  Abbotsford  Ban  '*,  fc  M  I  a  I  1  I  T  It  ������'i  4  m  l A,  f  ft  .V,  J.iV-1  p  IBs  i  I  1  it  m  mm  !2s  -:&  3������e  ���������'K&S  ii  I  ������Wi"jj  4'itfM  tiV IB-  *��������������������������������� 'Aim-!* tr    THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  -a*  PRINTING  ABILITY  To assure patrons of printing a thoroughly appropriate and artistic product  requires both a' theoretical and a practical knowledge���������in other words a mental  conception as well as, a practical one.  . Both are at your service.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  QUIt PRINTING  Is always good, because it',possesses the  qualities that go to make up good Printing.: correct topography, good press work  harmony of color and appropriate stock  selection���������these are all the earmarks of  Bates'  Printing���������the "worth-while kind.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMETN  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SERVICE  The shop is equipped with every modern  device necessary for the execution    of  high-grade Printing, and our working'  .    facilities are    so   ample   that   prompt  ��������� service is both a pleasure and a possi- ,  bility.. , ''.*'"  BATES, The Printer- JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of. Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SATISFACTION    -        "7Z_  ''"  Years of practical knowledge and Tin extensive and modern plant equipment assure patrons a service that cannot be  surpassed. A telephone call will place  the order. Our Number is 520.  If busy order by 'phone.  BATES, The Printer- JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING OF GREAT VARIETY  We are equipped to handle every kind  and quality of Printing���������Business, Fruit  Growers, Fruit Lists, Publications���������in-  from one to four colors. Satisfaction  guaranteed or no charge is made for the  work, which can- be returned.  BATES, The Printer���������r-JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  COMMERCIAL PRINTING  73  Such as Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads, Cards. Circulars Statements and  ���������-in fact anything in the way of Printing���������will receive intelligent attention  and a thorough highgrade production  if "left in our care.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  POSTER PRINTING  We print large and small Posters of all  kinds���������any color of paper or ink. Our  prices for this kind of work is cheaper  than in the cities, and the quality of paper and ink is just as good. No rent to  pay is part of the secret.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PUBLICATION PRINTING ^-v^:  "  We have unrivaled facilities   for execu-  ing all kinds of Printing, as is attested  ^     by the large amount of Printing we have.  $t   . handled in the last seven years. Quality  of work unsurpassed, and   delivery    in  time assured.  BATES, The Printer- JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  ������&  Hub Square  Mission City  ri������l  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER  \ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ������4t      ���������  v ���������     '**��������������� a*  A grand masquerade ball was given by the 8 W. Club on Monday. A  number of the costumes were grand  Miss Ida Matthews dressed as an Indian Girl secured the l'rst prize and  Joe Williams as Sir Walter Raloit'h  secured the, gents' first prize The  booby prize went to Sumas/  - Lieut D <McLagan has "die to Victoria to join the 88th which is being  formed there It is an infantry regiment  Report has it that Miss Yates formerly of Abbotsford is married and  will reside in Banff as Mrs. Collins.  Sergt. A. G. Adams who lived in  Abbotsford goes with the 29th this  week to the front.  "��������� Our attention has been called to  a scurrilous article in the Sumas  Snews���������The Whatcom County Joke  Sheet���������regarding some of our youn  lads who went to Vancouver to enlist Such remarks from a paper circulated on the Canadian side is sure  to make it "a popular one but of  the. Abbotsford correspondent who  wrote it, tar and feathers is not too  good and another effort,like the one  ' referred to should bring the application.'A~ foreigner living in this coun  PULLING   THROUGH  The Canadian Courier, , a paper  that is steadily advancing to a high  lications, has in a recent issue an art-  Iilatidns, has in a recent issue an ant-  icle entitled "Will We Pull through?"  The purport of the question is as to  the ability of Canada to come out  triumphantly from the difficult conditions arising from the war., The  Courier answers this in the affirmative and says that the country has  stood the.strain well; but to say this  would not be very material if our  contemporary had hot told how, in its  opinion, the "pulling, through" process is going to be made successful.  It advances nothdng new in pinciple  as the same thought has been, advanced by others.   . This thought is, that  as a people we must become more  ~ 'productive; we must apply our capital and our labor to the resource  of the country and convert them into  wealth. When the members of the  first contingent left the priovince for  Valcartier it was said that the duty  of those of) us who were left behind  to see to it that the country, for  which our young friends had gone  forth to fight, was made proseprous  try should not get too fresh.    In his   so that when they ��������� returned    they  Dakota  he  would   be   lynched,   probably.  On Friday Nevecber 12th a whist  drive and Informal dance will be  held in t"\3 Masonic Hall under the  auspices of the W A. Supper will be  served  at   8   o'clock.  might find the wheels of industry revolving and places ready for them in  which theu could find profitable em-  LETTERF ROM  PTE.  KIRKBRIDE  (Corttinued from Page One)  would be sent -so'"we told him England, "Why" he said "people will not  believe I have been to the front, as  it is only a week since we" left there"  That battle was something to try the  nerves of seasoned troops never mind  lads who had' had no experience.    On  the  Monday  the  Germans  began  to  shell the village that our hospital was  in ko we had to evacuate pretty slick  All the patients were   moved' ai.out  hi:.ir a mile  out cf the villi*"} to,a  farm and any cases that came to the  hospital after that came to the farm.  The ambulance man, who was killed  or died of Avounds to be correct-was  hit during the shelling of the village  Shells dropped all around the hospital until Thursday, then    two    came  through the. roof.    There were only  3 orderlies in at the time and fortunately they' were in a different room  to where the shells dropped The colonel then decided it was time to move  so  we  went  a  few  miles  back  and  had a rest as there were 2 or 3 F.;A.  working up there by then | We the 3  F. A. handled 5,200^British and Canadians and we do not know how many  Algerians we didn't keep    track    of  them, but I guess at the last we had  800    We were afterwards    told    by  General Jones that we had broken all  records for the British Army.      We  moved to a place called Bailleuland  WATER ACT, 1014  The Red Cross Society meets every  Thursday in their roonis and there is  room for more workers.  A series of ten cent teas will be  given by the ladies of the Presbyterian church. The first will be on Wednesday next November 10th from  three to six at the home of Mrsi  Bert, Clark, given by Mrs. Fraser,  Mrs. McMaster and Mrs. Clark. ,  ployment.  , They have gone* and oth-  then ��������� to  Steenwerck and were there  ers have followed to give their lives,' about 3 weeks on a month running a  PEARDONVILLE   NOTES  Mrs. J.-Stafford is visiting her daughter in Ever son.  ���������'A very pleasant surprise party was  given Mr. Melander the 29th of Oct.  in honor of his birthday. Plates were  laid for 2,6 persons. All enjoyed  themselves very much and would be  glad if Mr. Melander would have a  birthday once a week.  A dance will be given in the Peardonville Hall on the evening of November 6 Remember the- call come  one come all and we will see that you  have a good  itme.  if need be, to defend our country; it  is the duty of; us who stay at home to  make this country tlie better worth  their sacrifice. No one who stays at  home is fulfilling his duty who does  not do so.  The dhty of the "Stay at Homes,"  whatever may be their reason for not  engaging in active service under arms  is to engage is active industry in the  at work before the war and enlisted  hospital After that we went to Cal-  onne Sur-la-Lys and rested 5 days.  From.there we went to Hinges That  wss where we were when tho Canadian Scottish charged'and captured  the orchard. No. 1, 2 and 3 all  wosked together. We had 2 stretcher bearers killed and two injured.  Tho two who wore killed were"cIjurns  various departments of industry. All  men cannot go to the front. All  ought not to be expected to. But  all can do something to maintain  business prosperity at home, and this  every person ought to do. To take  the position, ars some do. that is is  wise policy to wait until the war is  over before engaging in any new industry, is a serious mistake. When  peace comes, all the competition,  with which we in Canada were confronted before the war, will face us  again This is the time to lay the  future prosperity. 'As the Courier  says: We will pull through, but we  ought to do something more than  that.    We ought to pull ourselves up  to a firmer basis of; prosperity than  that which contented us in the piping  ofi peace.���������Ex.  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, ?teef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  -as������������  ABBOTSFORD, B.  C  Strictly first-class in every" respect.   The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES.  $1.50 TO $2.00  PER  DAY  A.J, HENDERSON & SONS  i  PROPRIETORS  PANTRY QUEEN, Royal Standard  and Five Roses are three of Canada's  leading brands and if you order your  next sack from us you will find both quality and prices right.  GROCERIESboa?ht in-this store wi"always  be found fresh.     No old  goods.  Don't forget our Confectionery and Bread���������They are the best  ALBERT LEE, Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,        -       -       -       -       -       -       B. C.  together and kept together all  throughout and then were killed together and are buried about two  miles apart We had stones put up  over both their grases. Some of the  Canadian battalions lost heavier at  Festubert than r.hey did at Ypvos _  Fu-m  there  we  moved to  Gomie-  hcmi and then to Verdih'ahd^Bewvry.  From Bewvry we went out to the ad  vanced dressing "fta'iqh  behind  Giv-  enchy. . I was often in Givenchy at  the Rcgt. Aid Pos'.s there. I saw the  place where Sergi. O'Leary won his  V. C From there wa'moved' back to  Gonnehem..    We stayed there a few  weelis and then m'arelicU to Bailleul  siayuig one night nt-Estaires. We ran  a big hospital in lhe town and a ccm-  v;-. <rf,eent    hospitil    in a field for w  month.'   Then we mo'ed to oar pres-  oni  ji'ace where wc have been for b  weeks.   One section can "manage all  tlu'i*.  is  to  do  iiwso  we  take   lo  days each.    We rin a in������u' dressing  station and an' advanced D. S. From  the advanced we go cut to tlu������ Regimental And Post to collect the wounded and sick eich night; Four men  fctay-up there 24 hours and bring out  any serious cases during the night.  'l?he first  time  we^ were  up at  this  particular advanced ��������� D.' S.  we  were  shelled.    Somewhere about -10 shells  were sent over but the only damage  done was 1 cow sailed and a horse  ambulanc wagon wrecked.    I was hit  by.a piece of spent shrapnel but it  djdn't break the skin.,  When we go  up to the R. A. P. the bullets flyV  bout.      You can hear the "ping" as  they go past.    None of; our boys have  been.hit with rifle bullets    in .this  place but one was slightly wounded  by shrapnel. ..The Germans are shell  ing' the'village  today;/ I  don't  see  their objective  in  wasting so  many  shells on the village, as there is nothing but ruins there-now.  We are  living 'in ''bivouacs" made by lacing  two or three rubber ground sheets to  gether    We have lived"in this way  for five months now, but we will have  ot have huts or. something like that  if we are here all winter.    The weather has been very good on the whole  until about a week ago'.'and we have  had rain every day since.    It is rather cold also    I am afraid this is some  what of a long letter and may "bore"  you reading it.    We have two chaplains, with our unit.    Capt. McCrea,  Church of England and Dr. Pringle  non conformist      Both are fine good  men  Dr.  Pringle is  an old pioneer  of the Yukon and he tells us great  stories about that country with fine  Christian   morals.    Capt   McCrea is  from Toronto.    He is a fine speaker  and also takes great interest in our  sports.    He is  at  the head  of  our  minstrel troupe and although newlj  formed have already a great reputation.    I play with the football team  occasionally.    Well  I think it is a-  bout time I came to a conclusion with  this letter, so with kind regards to  yourself I will does.     ���������  Sept 28th.  ..Bcforet he Board of Investigators..  In the matter of all streams draining from the north into the Fraser  River between the mouth of Ruby  Creek and the City of. New Westmin-.,  ster.and of all other streams in the  Municipalities of Coquitlam, Kent,  Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows;  And in the matter of all streams  draining into the East side of the  North Arm of Burrard Inlet and of  all streams draining into the North  side of Burrard Inlet, east of the said  North Arm.  A meeting of the Board of Investigation will be held at the Court  House in New Westminster on the  16th day of December, 1915, at ten  o'clock in, the forenoon."  In the matter of all streams draining from"the south into Fraser River  below the mouth of Ruby Creek and  of all other streams in the Municipalities of Chilliwack, Delta, Lanfcley,  Matsqui, Richmond, Sumas and Surrey.  A meeting of the said board will  be held at the Court House in New  Westminster on the' 17th day of December, 1915, at ten o'clock in the  forenoon.  - At these meetings all statements of  claim to water privileges under Acts  passed before the 12 th day of March  1909, on those respective streams, all  objections thereto, and the plans  prepared for the use of the - said  Board will then be open for inspection.  AH persons interested are entitled  to examine these, and to file objections thereto in writing if they deem  fit.  Objections will be heard forthwith  if the party objected to has received  sufficient notice of the objection  The Board at the said meetings  will determine the quantity of water  which may be used under each record  the further works which are necessary for such use, and will set dates  for the filing of plans of!, such works  and for the commencement and completion of such works  And whereas there may be persons  who, before the 12th day of March  1909 were entitled to Water Rights  in the said streams and yet have not  filed statements of their claims with  the Board of Investigation, such persons are required to file on or before  the 27th. day of Nevember 1915, a  statement as required by section 294  of the "Water Act, .1914" or section  28 of the "Water Acts" as amended  in 1913. The forms (No. 50 for irrigation and-No. 51 for other purposes) may be obtained from any  Government Agent in the Province.  ��������� Dated at Victoria," B.  C, the 2nd  day of November,   1915.  For the Board of Investigation,  J. F. ARMSTRONG,  Chairman.  If you are rooking .'or a situation  a ClaeBlnvd'Want Ad. lo the key  which will unlock tho door to the  private office of the business inan.  He Is too busy , to Interview all  promiscuous callers, but you cart  catch his attention and secure  an appointment by ��������� "Situation  Wanted" ad.  OwrritkM mi br > tl. ������������������c.rtt  VOli SALE���������One of the best  Business Sites in the busy  city of Abbotsford. Apply to  II. C. FRASJHJR, Suswap Ave.,  Salmon Ann, B. C.  "ROUGH ON RATS'' clears.out Rats  Mice, etc. Don't Die in the House.  ICc and'25c, at Drug and Country  Stores.  LIQUOR ACT, 1910  (Section 41)  GOTT STRAFFE AMERICA  Notice is hereby given that  on. the first day of December  next, application will be made  to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal of the  hotel licence to sell liquor by  retail in the hotel known as  the Abbotsford Hotel, situate at  Abbotsford, in the Province of  Vritish Columbia.  ���������  Dated this 17th day of September, 1915.  A. J. HENDERSON,  Applicant.  For Rent-  -A   five roomed  house. Apply to Mrs. Milstead.  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Dr. Liddle in writng home says:  "We are making successes all along  the line and if we can only continue  as we have begun it will not be long  before the war is over. But it is all  a case of guns and ammunition.  The Germans cannot hold us if we  only have those two things. Their  shells' are not nearly so good as formerly. Many of them coming down  blind    That means not exploding.  We are using some of the American made shells and they are doing  their work so well that if Kaiser  Bill gets to know about it, it will be  (Gott Straffe America.)  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to. Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON   . B. O.  Pte. Fred Plumridge writes home  that the English beg as souvenirs  from the soldiers a Canadian copper.  It would take a great many coppers  to go the rounds, but it shows tliat  some of them have either been in or  have friends in the "cent belt"  Robson Bros,  Poultry Tonic  ���������and���������  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  exan  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished.     \  Thoroughly Modern  j������  Miss E. M. Praeger, certificated  Maternity Nurse from "Queen  Charlotte's Hospital",    London, England.    Address General Delivery, Mission City.  M-  MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B  C/  As?.  n  mi


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