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 -i' .  sis'  g.jw.������ai>���������������gpaflffw*^^ ������������������������������������������������������  With which is incorporated "Tits'Huntingdon  Ififfi^  Star"  7/  Vox, XVI., No, 23.  ABBOTSFORD, B, C.   FRIDAY,   OCT. 11, 1918  /  -^ffi^S       $1.00 per Year  u  V I  \\i  mmmmmimms5im^Bm������2  By the barrel  MATSOU  COUNCIs^  By the ton By the ton  We also buy Eggs and Poultry  E^SBEHSaS  otsior  tore  Ciiniidn   l''()(ul   Board   License  No. -9-1820  gsgsgsaagB^^  S. Kravoski wishes to announce that he has opened up  the K. K. Auto Repair Shop in connection with his  business, and has employed J. E. King, well known in  Abbotsford, to look after that end of the business.  A full line of Ford parts and the best of  workmaaship is at your service.  Try us for your next order.  Seven Passenger Cadillac for hire  At (lie Malstiui. council iiKoting mi  Saturday the bridges near'-' Gilford  were ordered gravelled unci ihc contract was given to Mv. I./iL 'nbergor  at $ 1,7">  per load.  iVI i'.   Iiiindstr'uiii  asked  I.hat a pnr-  lion of Ilallolroad near Uic Uivorside  road ho opened up bul as there wmo ���������'  no funds available the work-'was loft i  over.  -The clerk was instructed fo,info.;ui  ic \'i.;(l. I'llectrio Kail way -thai the  c rosiiiiij;' (hey lind-built ou the Gatcti-  by roti 1 was not- wide enough. Already a hoi so had fallen over the  side ol' the hill and Avas drowned be-  I'ore it could be released. This crossing is constructed with a.jog in it  that is unnecessary if the proper  width is given, agreeing With' the  work of the municipality -on both  sides  of flic track. ��������� ,  Councillo r Phiuney, avIio, , Avith  Councillor McLean, had attended the  U. B. C. M. convention at -Penticton  gave a detailed report of that gathering. He protested against the remarks of the inspector of municipalities as reported that all municipalities were in a ruinous condition.  Several rural municipalitiea had no  bonded indebtedness at'allVaul were  perfectly, solvent. .".''"  A communication was ��������� received  from the solicitors of the -estate of  Captain McAr-teney. 'This hero had  been through the Boer War. and had  volunteered for the present-conflict  in its beginning, leaving his property  of some forty acres unprotected, in  his absence. ��������� He was kiilo-d in "action and the family find thac.the property Avas-newly assessed'hist year,  classed as wild land. inare.:.';ing. th^  taxes- threefold.' Paying t'he&u'"Tuxeft'  under protest, the solicitiors asked  for the merciful intercession of. the  council for refund, and Councillors  Melander and Aish gladly undertook  to work for that end.  MATSQUI HOLDS ITS  A?J XI; A Si  FALL' FAT \l  THE BOYD'S FAREWELL  SUMAS COUNCIL  W. J. Fraser reported at the last  meeting of the council that the B. ('.!.  Telephone Company's poles along C  street extension had been re-erected  by the company, but the damage done  to the ditches by forcing in the banks  had not been repaired. Consequently the drainage of adjacent lands had  been interrupted. The clerk Avas instructed to inform the company of  this condition and ask them to clean  up.  A committee composed of- the  Reeve. Councilors Austin and Strait-  on were appointed to interview landowners of the road leading to the  lakes, lands and ridges for the purpose of allowing trafiic through these  places for sportsmen and  others.  rt Avas resolved to pay Dr. Swift,  medical health officer, the sum of  $100 as a retaining fee only, for this  year, in place of $50 as previously  passed. ,  Mr. John Farmer's appeal to have  his road on the Straiton hill widened  and straightened for easier passage  was favorably received, Councillors  Straiton and Lamson being appointed-  a committee to look it over.  The arrangements made at the last  meeting for the repair of the What  com road were found to be insufficient, more tile was required for the  culvert, and Mr. Porter was authorized to spread sixty loads of gravel.  Accounts passed for painent on  roadw.ork, etc., amounted to $800,  schol salaries  $474, and  incidentals  $148.96.  The position of the new school at  -Whatcom road was finally fixed by  the council and board en Saturday,  it will face the Vye road forty feet  back from the road and forty feet  from the hall.  The Kilgard road came up for dis  cussion again. The reeve dicered in  view from the majority of the council. He stated that" this road is on  the  Indian  reserve,   is   not  gazetted  and should not be proceeded Avith  until assistance is offered by the  Kilgard Works, the Indian department and possibly the G. N. Railway.  The councillors consider that the  need for construction is Imperative  and the municipality should pay for  it as it takes the place of an impracticable road that .is .in the municipality. The reeve objected to putting  the motion-"-that the bills for work  already done be paid." so the council  passed it over his veto. Councillors  Straiton, Lamson and Austin voted  for the motion, Councillor DeLair refusing the responsibility, as he has  not sat in the council during the early part of the year.  NEW AUTO REPAIR SHOP  Mr. S. Kravoski announces elsewhere that he has opened up the K.  K. Auto Repair Shop in connection  with his busienss and has employed.  J. E. King, who is well known here.  He worked for the Abbotsford Garage for some time and by his courteous attention to business Avon many  friends who will undoubtedly consult  him Avhen they have auto repair  Avork to do, knowing that they will  have the best of Avorkmanship and  courteous  treatment.  A seven-passenger Cadillas for hire  is at the service of those who wish  to make a quick trip; or for those  who wish to take in dances.  Kravoski Blacksmith shop is situated in a convenient place and lie  ted in a convenient place and he  will undoubtedly be patronized by  Abbotsford autoista aad th'j surrounding district.  What proved to be one of the most  successful and enjoyable functions of  its kind ever held in Abbotsford was  the   reception   tendered   to   Mr.   and  Mrs. J. F. Boyd at the Masonic Hall  on Monday evening, Oct. 7th .  The Red Cross Society, Prisoners of  War, the W.C.T.U. and the W. A. of  St. Matthew's church   will especially  regret their departure.    Their home  has been throAvn open  to the social  life of the town.     Willi  these happy  remembrances  uppermost    in    their  minds their many friends turned oul  ���������en   masse   to  do   them   honor.    The  proceedings at the hall were opened  with  progressive  whist  at which  l/ho  players occupied 20 fables and many  more enjoyed the scene as on lookers.  The winners avcvc Mrs. .1. A. Mc Cowan and Mr. Tcng. while the  boob:-:-:;  went to Mrs. Chas. Hill-Tout and Mr.  Geo.-Kerr.     Light refreshments woiv  then served by the ladios inimedial' ly  followed by a short, musical program  consisting of    "Tannhauser"     piano  duet by the Misses Slcede. "The Rosary"  with  encore Avas sung  by Mrs.  John McCallum. a piano solo by Mrs.  Harold Hill-Tout and a song by Mr.  Longfellow.      Then  followed  the '.'.-  vent of the evening,  which  had  everybody up to their toes, so (o speak.  This consisted of a presentation of a  vcrv handsome and suitably engruv-  Iho  The  aiiua]   fair  oft Matsqui  was ho id at Gilford ou Thursday and Friday last���������Friday being-   .visitors'   day���������and   large  crowds wore there from all' the  surrounding district.    The exhibition -will-be greatly improved next year as there will probably be more competition bc-  ween tlie highland and the lowland.    The highland apparently carried off the most of the  prizes this year.      Several    of  the directors not   being   quite  satisfied with results this year  said, "Just watch this fair next  year. Ave are going to put the  Matsqui municipality    on    the  map next year more forcibly".  There was however a good and  varied showing of   fruits   and  vegetables of excellent, quality.  The horses and cattle were not  as good.    The children's   work  from the various   schools   "fell  clown a bit" but Ridgedale' did  itself, proud by   the   excellent  display.  Considerable attention was  paid.to the farming' models,  shown and explained by Capt.  W. S. More, of the Agassiz Experimental Farm which had  .���������be.f;.?\,fipr-:f--;3lj.y'..sent.. by- .thc.-T)o-  minion government for instruction purposes. Critics studied  the silo, poultry houses, dry  mash hoppers and corn and clover ensilage with evident interest.  Anoter feature was the manual (.raining exhibit of pupils  instructed at the Mission centre  by Mr. C. Illingsworth. Premier  Oliver at Mission fair specially  referred to it; and the Misison  Board are to be congratulated  on their wisdom in sending it.  Matsquischools do not take up  manual training and the opinion has been expressed that it  would just'be the proper thing  for the boys on the "farm, who  would appreciate the high value  of such instruction.- Many favorable comments were made  by parents, and the space .:n  front of the exhibit was ail after  iiooii occupied by those parents  who would like that their boys  i-ici girls should have the privilege of such excellent instrue-  Jon.  PERSONALS  A CORRECTION  Mr. Purver, jnr., called at our office yesterday and asked us to contradict the statement in last weeks  paper that Mr. Cox and Miss.Purver  were married. The news item Ava-.i  accepted in good faith and published  however Ave gladly make the correction. Consider that you'never saAv the  item at all, dear reader.  Special Thanksgiving song service  will bo held in the Presbyterian  'church on Sunday evening instead  of the regular preaching service.  Mrs. Young, bnr. is visiting her sou  and family, Mr Young, agent of B.  C. 13. R.  Mrs. Butferfield of Vancouver, is  visiting her daughter.  . Miss Jean Kirkpatrick avIio is at  Vancouver has been operated on for  appendicitis. He mother was with  her.' '  Miss Alice Steede has been appoint  od president of the W. A. and, Miss  Stoede her assistant. Mrs. Dr. SAvift  is secretary-treasurer.  Mr. and Mrs. J. McLean visited Mr.  McLean's sister at Noosksack over  the week end.  Miss Peele has finished, her coursa  at business college and,is'at home.  Mr. Alex. McCallum- has received  word....that Pfo. McCalliiin'.is getting  along well. Ho had been wounded in  both knees, his right hand, chest and  right -car.  Mr. and Mrs. Percy Wilson huyo  re-turned to Abbostford after their  summer in Harrison where Mr .'.Wilson Avas tire Avardcn.  ��������� Mrs. McKinuon's mother, Mrs. Millar, is viyiH'.ii' in; Vancouver.'. -... , .  " Miss Clarence, Trethe.wey has returned home v" from ��������� the Okanagau  where she has been picking fruit.  Mrs. Dwight Rucker and children  are home'after a, month's pleasant  visit with Mr. and Mrs. Rucker, Sr.  and family at Kainloops.  Mrs. Hannah Fraser had four cows  killed on the track on Sunday night  and one very badly hurt.  The Ladies' And met at the homo  of Mrs.  Thomas on Wednesday.  Capt. and Mrs. Mclvenzie and Mr.  and Mrs. Grant of Mission visited Mr.  and  Mrs.  McMenemy on Sunday.  Miss Clicord of Collingwood, Out.,  tario is visiting her sister Mrs. H. 1'..  Hill; also visited a sister at Princs  Rupert.  Ridgedale Notes  good  Wfaat there was of the dairy  produce was excellent. There  were nine entries ol butter aad  Phil Jack man took away the  honors.. Tlie ladies appeared  to be enthusiastic about fancy  ed silver tea tray to the guests of I lie j work   which   v/as   a   very  evening. This pleasant duty was p-..:r- ; (  formed by Mr. J. A.' McGowan in his j ;  usual  inimitable  sfyh.\   in   which   he  briefly reviewed the many activities  and pleasant associations or Mr. and  Mrs. Boyd during their residence ia  Abbotsford.     Mr.   Boyd   made a happy response on behalf of himself and  his estimable wife.  Then followed a clearing away ol'  the tables, chairs and tea things ami  the  light  fantastic  indulged   in   for |  an hour after which the proceedings la-little more pull together.  were brought to a close by the sing-!    Messrs Cooper & Scldon had  ing of A.uld Lang Sync. Mr. and Mrs. |an cxceHei,(, exhibit of furniture  etc.  The agricultural exhibits had  individual specimens of much  merit, and deserving of mention  are the exhibits of Mrs. Christian son .'who won with her small  exhibit; of vegetable collection.  1-lcr onions grown from home  grown seed being of especially  iKp,-ay.  The ladies of Mt. Lehman  were in charge of the Red Cross  lunch .tent and tagging for soldiers' comforts was the order of  tlie day. The large attendance  and the merit of the exhibition  prove that Matsqui fair can be  made one of the very best with  The Ridgedale Sunday School  organized last March,and which  has run very successfully since,  held its first annual Harvtst  festival on Sunday afternoon.  The hall was prettily decorated,  by the members with fine specimens of local fruit and vegetables, etc., later to be sold in  aid of the Red Cross Society. A  good address was given by (he  Rev. A. Nanthrop, who is shortly leaving the district much to  the regret of his congregation  at Matsqui. Hymns were sung  by the scholars and a solo rendered by Miss Cloodchild of  Matsqui.  The meeting was well attended and a collection amounting  to $.1.1.40 is to be expended cm  furnishings for Sunday School.  Boyd left for Vancouver, their future  home, on Wednesday morning.  The new Rod Cross room is very  bright and cheery; also very roomy  and convenient.  Mr. R.J. McMenemy of New Westminster spent two days in Abbotsford and vicinity.  Mr. Young has moved to Mr. Dan  ._.,_ [Smith's cottage.  The Mosquito bill is now .''being  drafted by Mr. Lucas, one of' Van cot i.-"  vcr'y lawyers, and will be present.:;!  Iji good shape to the legislature. Mapi  are being prepared and the commlr.ej  are in a position to report excellent  progress.  good quality, and .'Mrs. Solloway  :;f Mission came second.  Other onion growers were P.  Conroy, C. A. Purver, and J. T.  Aish. Tomatoes ' were shown  by J. T. Aish and W. \V. Groat.  P. Jackmau had some fine  pears and Mrs. Millar some excellent grapes and strawberries  massnasmpii.  l*J-KB9T%-rR.( Page Two  ��������� ~ -t ii        I,  THE 'ABBOTSFORD' POST  J. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  Published Every Friday  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918  The Miles ani.areiiUy will refuse the Central powers , the  .vrese. r-o< e������t or peace What's the use ot considering peace  with ' na on U,al alreacly deems itself eon.iuo.-or, thus not sincere i is "quest? The Wood of our Canadian boys have, flowed  so freely 0.X battlefields of France that in order to prevent a  fur her ,.e un-ence of such need it is hoped that no peace WU ue  co shlereu until such time as there is a promise that the Central,  Powers have given up the idea of a world conquest.  The riehls or tlie people are not being looked after property  bv the Oliver government when they hold a tax sa.e anu yuuhsn  he list in a small weekly paper that but few have ever heard or  and does not circulate in the district where the property is to  bCThodse.who own land should have some consideration even if'  he is delinquent with his taxes.  The cry of the Oliver government that there is no money  for the sidewalks of Mission City looks as though it was a mere  pretense of holding the money over for election campaign as  Sere are only forty small parcels in the whole townsite ������ verged for sale and the amount of delinquent taxes iota s less tha i  WOO The townsite includes about 960 acres, with most oi it  ciedMotown lots. The amount of taxes paid.eacn year  should pay for a few plank and have some left over. We can t.  think that our representative is really sincere.  ' Our province is this weekbetag honored by the visit of some  five ministers of the government at Ottawa. PreBU������ ^  enticing climate of the Pacific Slope is the cause. We cannot  think of any other reason. During the past twenty-live years  one could almost count on his fingers the visits of Ottawa cabinet  ministers to the coast province. Unduobtedly it will act greatly  to the benefit of the ministers to know that we have such a fine  climate and such prospects of development out here in the neck  of the woods in the "sea'of mountains.'.' ^  Since the war began we are proud of the number of sqldieis  sent overseas; proud of the way they have upheld the loyalty of  the province to the Empire; we are proud of the way our women  have worked during the war; and the only thing that should  make us blush while these cabinet ministers are critically sur-  ��������� veying our province, is tlie number of strikes we have had during war time.  We hope that these men of politics will leave us having  obtained a true estimate of the possibilities of this fair province  and the west generally.  There is no doubt but that greater support should be given  our local fairs. They are about over for this year and while a  great many have acted as though it was their absolute duty to  help make the local fairs a success, there are others for various  reasons who have stood by surveying critically the exhibits.  To our mind there is nothing that tends tb'uplift an agricultural community so much as the comparing of products, cattle,  and other work shown at a country fair. We all wish to succeed  and perhaps excel in some particular line of work. New ideas  may be secured by comparison and discussion. This tends to  success. Let all boost with the determination to help niore next  vear.  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  THE, MUNICIPAL ACT  It is apparent from the perusal of the reports of the convention of B. C. Municipalities  held last week at Penticton,that  a very large proportion of the  delegates are prepared to give  assent to the principle that the  Government shall in future be  given more direct control over  the activities of municipal councils than has hitherto obtained.  The convention appears to have  committeed itself to a system  whereby a   Local   Government  Board will be appointed which  will be, given'rather sweeping  and comprehensive powers. \V  have listened to all. the   arguments advanced in favor of this  idea, and while we shall endeavor to keep an open mind regarding tins subject,   we   feel  that.it is of such importance as  to warrant a very searching inquiry before it becomes embodied in.the   provincial   statutes.  While we do not see any ne  Thursday, OctoljerlOth, 1918  Nothing is more difficult to  understand over a telephone  wire than a number containing  sounds  three or four digits  "5"  like "0" an.! ."2"'is often mistaken for "3"; transposing nu- ��������� ,  merals is a frequent error.  ' That's why the telephone op-  . erator must hava ; our mrmbevs  slowly, one digit zX a time. She  must "be sure and you alone can  help. it's that kind of help  that' makes for " satisfactory  telephone service.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co..  . Limited  cessity    for    granting    greater  powers to municipalities   than  they already    possess���������powers  which might easily be extended  so as to permit a council board  to indulge   in   whimsies   that  would prove vexatious and oppressive���������still we can hardly a-  gree off-hand to any principle  of centralization of    authority  that  might just as  easily  restrict such powers to a degree  that would prove anything buz  .satisfactory.- This is emphatically democratic age, and people  may be excused for looking ask  ance at any movement calculated to place undue .-power and  privilege     in the hands of   a  Board over which they have no  direct control.      Appointments  to such a Board would, of course  be subject to political influence  and it is not improbable that  just about the time the members  were getting a grasp  of their  work a new government might  change the  personnel  of  this  executive.      This is too big a  question to be decided without  very mature consideration,and  we trust that the committee appointed by the association will  carefully view it from all angles  before committing the country  to such a drastic change.���������Vernon News.  KET'XHll ROADS ARE SOUGHT  ANNOUNCEMENT  TUN  I'KlNTKtCS AUK  NOW  AT WORK  ON  Wrigley's   .  British Columbia Directory  IN FIVE MAIN SECTIONS  Compiled  .������������������, ,,.,,,,,.1    in    lWliM,C������h,ml,i,.-U...lo���������.-    W    B. C.    ttP������������������'  ������������"������������% r:;,J ���������.,.. : ��������������� ���������*��������� ��������������� ���������  fully tho development In British Columbia. ��������� ,        .  .,���������,! by what lines, synopsis of local resource, population, etc.  -t���������s ���������:r rzrssr. ran  article. ,   .  rw. x.���������������i^a   u-n tk\DE AURKS���������A list of .popular "trade .name* nlnlinbet-  TKA     l^r K Jo������ Ui  t Know the manufacturer or -Uln* w* of .  trade-name article, look up this action.  ivroi'i-OKVrSB CITIES-All gazetteer  Information  In the Directory of the ln-  1 corponUcd   citU,   of. the   Province   will   be   prepared   by   either   the   (My  Council or the Board of Trade, thereby ethical.  viiVFnTISlXG  BRITISH  COLUMBIA���������It  is   necessary  to  continue  to  adverts  AmE"S������; Gambia outside of the province   in order that tourists^nI .������������.  will continue to come.    With thl. aim  in view, a copy of  the Directory  be placed  Inlcadiu, Libraries and  Board, of Trade throughout the  tonudtan  rrairle,. Eastern Canada, the  United State, and abroad.       The  Wrcctory  will  be used by  prospective  tourists and settler* as  an  official  guide of the Province.       , ���������  The Subscription price of the Directory is $10.00. express paid.  &;:-::1V0^  Newspaper advertising has  demonstrated its efficiency in  election campaigns and government bond sales the past few  years. This is a new field but  a legitimate one. If this be  true in. these lines how much  truer it must be with the everyday merchant who has something  THW   LILT  OF  I've toiled with men  the world has  blessed  As I've toiled with men who failed,  I've toiilcd with men who strove with  zest,  And   L've  toiled   with    men    who  wailed,  And this is the tale my sold would tell  As it drifts over the habor bar���������  Arestminster, Oct.. '5.���������An in-  i crease in the license fee of auomo-  ! biles on the Lower Mainland of    $5  per   year  to   provide   funds   for  the  paving of the Pacific Highway from  New Westminster to Blaine was the  concrete suggestion made at a' special  meeting of the Board of Trade last  evening by Mr. David Whmifeside, M.  L. A.    Alter lengthy discussion- the  board of trade approved of the principle  of an  increase in  license  fees  to provide permanent roadways did  not in this resolution designate spec-  iall  the  Pacific  Highwas.  Tho   meeting   was   called   for   the  consideration of    permanent    roads.  210-312   METROPOLITAN', BLDG.  VANCOUVER  to  sell   to  the  people six .The sound of a sigh doesn't carry well  daysln the week.    And it might'  be" p.dded right here  that  the  But the lilt of a laugh rings far.  same principles   apply   to   the  f.amo extent in the smaller town  as well as in the larger city. In  the city it is thoroughly understood.    In the smaller town only a few fully appreciate    the  (rue  value  of  advertising    a-  long the proper lines,    it is a  inatier of education    so    that  the worth is fully appreciated,  tha*.  it  means more  people in  the store every day, and in con-  'sequence, 'more sales.      When  that  is  thoroughly  understood  there will be no question about,  the results.    There is an exception to this rule.      There    are  some business men    that    will  never get over the idea that "it  dors not pay to advertise." That  is v,'here the man who believes  in advertising has the great opportunity.  Oh,  the men   who'   were    near    the  grumbler's side,  They heard  not the word that lie  said:  But the sound of a song rang far and  wide,  And they listened to that instead,  Its tones were as sweet as the tales  they tell  Of the rise ���������of the Christmas star.  Mr.  ���������.... Whiteside said there were 7297  autmobile licenses issued this year in  Vancouver, New Westminster and this  immediate district. Next year there  would probably be 8000. He proposed asking the Provincial Government  to Increase the automobile license to  ������li>. -Then the whole of the fee  might be applied for two years to  paying for the hard surfacing of the  Pacific Highway to Blaine, Wash., or  the extra $5 might be used for ten  years to pay the interest and sinking  Of the rise of the c;nr.se. i������     < ,   { ch ��������� for thlB work.  The s( uud of a sigh    doesn L   cimj.j ,������������������.,, Rlirraco rcmd botw  well  But tho lilt of a laugh rings  ar.  The Turhish cabinet lias resigned.  Surrender of Turkey within the next  forty-cikht hours will not be surprising.  If you would be heard at all, my lad,  Keep a laugh  In  your  heart and  throat;  For those who are deaf to accents sad  Are alert to the cheerful note,  Ke ep hold of the cord of laughter's  bell,  Keep aloof  from  the moans  that  mar���������  Tlie sound  of a  sigh  doesn't  carry  well  But the lilt of a laugh rings far.  ���������John Stafford.  A hard-surface road between New  Westminster and B.aine with a concrete base would cost $300,000, according to engineering figures submitted by Mr. Whiteside. Eight  thousand automobile licenses at $15  eacli would provide an annual revenue of $120,000." Hard surfacing on  the Pacific Highway according to a  scheme proposed by City Engineer  Harry Btewardson would cost $200,-  ges to be collected at the Fraser River bridge. The majority of the  board members while recognizing the  merits of the scheme were opposed  on principle to reviving toll charges  and a resolution endorsing this proposal was defeated.'  Senator J. D. Taylor drew the attention of the board to an act passed  by the Federal Government providing  aid in building permanent roads in  Canada. No appropriation had yet  been made under this act. He suggested that now is a good time to  seek this aid, and to ask the Provincial Government to press for it.  The board seized upon this and appointed Senator Taylor, W. G. Mc-  Quarrie, M. P., and W. J. Whiteside  M. L. A., a committee to approach  Hon. Martin Burrell, and ask for Do-*  minion aid in building permanent  roads in this district.  Another resolution passed by the  meeting endorsed the principle suggested by Mr. Whiteside of increasing the tax on automobiles to provide funds for permanent road building. A committee will be appointed  to bring these suggestions before tlie  Provincial Government, Vancouver  Board of Trade and automobile associations of Vancouver and New  Westminster.���������Province.  J. H. 'JONES"  Funeral Director  AGENT " FOR' HEAD'ST^NES*  Phone Connection. Mission City  ���������'----^^i&a.  <������  I'M A US  000.  Mr. L. B. Lushby again advocated  paying for the cost of this paying by  I means ,'of a graded toll on motor  | trucks, automobiles and baby carria-1  There is a good demand in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, particularly in Winnipeg, for pears. Vancouver Island has some real choice pears  to ship, but the organization for assembling them in sutticient quantity  for car shipment is imperfect.���������Bulletin, Calgary.  '&%&>L   SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS  Coal Mlniinr Rights of tho Dominion 5 in  Manitoba., Saskatchewan. mid . Alberta, ��������� ,the  Yukon Territory ana la a pbrtiou ol the  Province of British Columbia, may be leased  for a. torm of twenty-one years at an.annual  rental of St per awe.. Not ^ore than 2500  acres will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease.must be made, by  the applicant in. person to the. Ag-ent, or. Sub-  Agent of the dlsti-ict in which the rifhta ap-  pMcd for 'iir'u situated.  In surveyed . territory. the ��������� land-; must bo. described by sections, or lofal 8ub-dlvision3,  and in urisurveyed territory tho * tract applied  for shall bo staked out by tho applicant himself. :    - ....  Each application must be .accompanied."by  a feo of 55 'which will be refunded li the  rinhts applied for nro.not available,.,but ..not  otherwise. A royalty shall bo paid ou the  merchantable outnut of the mine nt the rate  The pnrsou oporatinif the mine shall furnish thtt apont with sworn returuB. accounting  for tho lull quautity of merchantable :coal  mined and pay. the royalty thereon. If.the  ooul uiLniiif Kifhts are not belnir operated,  such roturus shall be furnished at least once  n year. .....  The Ipase will inalude tho coal-- mining  rlifhta oaly, but the leBseeo may^bo nerrnttted  t������'pur������hwi������.'-wuat8Yer available.<jurfaee .riRhto  may be wusldoreil necessary .for. ,th������ working  el  ^he min������ at,.tho. rata ef 810.00 per acre.  Fq.r fuU infonaaUQ* ajspliuation ehoud^be  mud* to the Secretary of the Dpportmen.t of  tho Interior,.Ottawa, or to any airent" or sub-  atrout of Dominion Lauds.  Deputy. Minister of Interior.  N. B.���������-Unauthorized publication ' of this  advertisement .will  not  bo  paid  for.���������f>8782.  Sir Thomas White is to open the  Victory drive at a monster mass  meeting at Vancouver next Tuesday.  WiM������ll������������^ u  THE ABBOTSFOliD POST  ,<  PAGE THREU  IIJfilIlfIIII������*,,|,J  PROWCi.YL  AVASTM  JiV ISIG KAUNEKS  Wiir Prosperity  Has  Led  to  Injudic  ious Spending.  Lean Years Ahead.  ������\o  ThoughL  of  Side by side with a good deal of  thrift,there is a good deal of thrift-  lessness among us, just now. In the  writer's immediate neighborhood in  the East end of -Toronto, and no  doubt it is the same in other places  unthrift is quite as much in evidence  as is thrift.  It is surprisinbg that this should  be the case in this neighborhood, for  it is one in which, only the year before the first year of the war, the  people, very many of them, experienced the pinch of dire poverty. Work  was scarce. Many who had bought  their houses could not keep up the  instalments, or pay the taxes due on  them. Many who had lived in rented  houses could not pay their rent. Yet,  although this was only between four  and five years ago, many of the people who suffered most have,already  forgotten that then they went hungry  and, in most cases, almost starving  They don't realize that what then  was may be again. They don't believe it. They think that the present  boom���������for wages are quite abnormal  ly high���������will last for ever.  Here is a concrete case. A certain  man who, four or five years ago,  lacked food and all the necessaries  of life, is today making big -money at  munitions. He is not putting by a  cent. In the three years and more  during which he has been working  on munitions, he has bought himself  two cars. His first car didn't last  long, lie gave the poor thing no  rest. When it was "all in" he bought  another. Yet this man will cadge for  clothes for his children, and send his  childron to the school district.  Now when the call is for economy  many women, whose husbands aru  making big money, are outrageously  extravagant in clothes, One of them  in ih!3 Game, locality is so in love  with Hue clothes that she was seen  wearing a silk dress when scrubbing  the floor. Until her husband got his  present %50 a week job, they had  never more than $20 a week-to get  along on. Thoy have nothing saved  (as she admits) and if tlie man was  out of a job tomorrow, all they would  have to show as resultant from their  present prosperity would be a quantity ct partly-worn fine clothes.  'Many families are literally eating  up  their   big  earnings.  One  that    I  know will give $9.50 for a leg oi  lamb for Sunday dinner. The fatlie,*  takes to work for his lunch, sliced  ham cooked at a store, Tor "which  a big price is paid. The butcher  who serves them says he could not  begin to afford the expensive food  .hey consume in large quantities.  War time prosperity is just giving'  bei.i a good time���������for a time. What  ���������f the "lean years" that, may be a-  hcad? In the cases mentioned, and  they are typical of very'many in this  one neighborhood, no provision what  ever is being made for them.  MY AUTO 'TIS OF THEE  (  Author  still  at  large.)  My auto 'tis of thee,  Short cut to poverty,  Of thee I chant.  I blew a'pile of dough,  And now you refuse to go,  Or  won't or can't.  To thee old rattle box,  Came many blimps and'knocks,  For thee I grieve.  Badly thy top is torn,���������  Frayed are thy seats and worn,  Whooping cough has thy horn,  I do believe.  Through town and country-side,  You  were my hope and pride,  A happy  day.  I loved thy gaudy hue  Thy nice, white tires, so new,  But  down and out are you,  In every way.  Thy perfumes scent the breeze,  While good folks choke and sneeze,  As we pass by.  I paid for thee a price,  'TwouId buy a mansion twice,  Now  everybody's yelling "ice"  I wonder why.  Thy motor has the grippe,  'Thy spark plugs have the pip,  And woo is thine.  /, too, have Buffered chills,  Ague and kindred ills,  Trying  to  pay  my  bills,  Since thou wert mine.  Gone is my bankroll now  No more 'twould choke a cow,  As onco before.  Yes, if I had the inoif,  So help nie John, Amen,  I'd  buy a car again,  And speed along.  (Please don't blame our sporting  editor'for'this''poetry).  ai.ure, I ho Thurston Count},- Uo  Ito:u!s Associa ;o;i is enlisting the ai 1  of all agencies of public cpiniun in  Uic0CarJyon $30,000,000 motor revenue bonding plan' for paving tho  2,000-mile system of arterial highways  in  Washington.  Highway and good roads associations all over the state, editors, corn-  twenty years. Uy the states' lending  spirited citizens are asked to study  the proposed plan and give it their  backing. It is put froward as one oJ  the means of solving the problem of  what to do with the returned soldiers  The system is to be built within six  years from the end of the war and  without calling upon flic general tax  levy for one cent.  Sponsored by Dr. P. -II. Carlyon of  Olympia   one   of  tho  foremost   good  roads and taxation  experts    of    the  state, the plan provides for payment  of tho huge paving project out of the  savings that such a system will effect  in the operation of automobiles over j  it.    It is proposed to bond the moloi  vehicle license fees for a period    oJ  twenty ears.    By the state's lending  its credit; the money can be obtained  at once, or as needed, and the benefits can be enjoyed in the    meant imp.  Figures and estimates taken from  official records show that by increasing the present sliding scale of motor  vehicle  license   fees  an  average     ci  $7.d0 a year, enough money can  be  realized   to  retire  the  bonds  in   the  twenty-year period, pay the expenses  of the motor vehicle department and  leave a surplus for further road extensions.  Automobolists estimto that (he  paving of 2000 miles of the main  travelled highways would result in a  saving of at least $1:3 a year a oar  in gasoline and tires alone, wilhoiM  counting in the lonber Hie of the cvt  itself, better time possible. iiu-rorxseii  ioads and many otlur br-mfils that  come with good roads.  Farmers, realestale owners .vm  others favor the project Ivenii!  while it costs them not a cut of r .-  tra taxes ii brings to,their buds :��������� ;  the beneiils of good reals and I- '; ���������  then, cut (he est i,f (.���������.,:is;,e:\ .i . n  for resident a nil products ol (1. I."  districts.  Tho measure will bo >,u'.unified .:.���������  tho next Legislature for c���������������������������.-.r^lv.-nylon, as a referendum will be required  to make the bonding feature elusive.  ement  juarles  v^^';'/.;-:f^^  / - ....... .-. ..-sx&kft  '   ���������     -.'.  V...--V..-\-'.v..V.i:.,A  v. ���������-���������./���������.?-w<!$.&mlMm  ^l Mil  5Ai}i  ���������P  Big "Kelly" tho provincial:\  govern in on l truck capable olr  carrying over 4 ton oil-rock h;vo  left the.Nicomen -Island work  and is now hauiin'g crushed  rock to the Misison City parLjjt  the Cedar Valley road.  "Tlie Municipal Joke" hits oho ff  John Oliver's old standby':;, Vwv.i-r  Mills, which gave'him.au excellent  vote last election.  CHARLES   DICKENS   is  one "of   the  world's great teachers.     Here is what  he has to say in one of his books:  "My other piece of advice, Copperfield/' said  Mr. Micawbcr, "you know. Annual income-^20,  annual expenditure ������19.19.6���������result, happiness.  Annual income ������20, annual expenditure ������20.0.6���������  result, misery. The blossom is blighted, the-Jeaf is  withered, the Cod of Day goes down upon the  dreary scene, and���������and in short, you are forever  floored.    As I am."  The saving of a part of one's income was always a  good policy.  Prudent men and women have always maintained a  margin of saving.  But to-day we must go farther ia our efforts to save  than ever before.  To-day it is a ma'tlcr cf the gravest importance t^at  each Canadian seek ways and means to economize  by cuffing down expenditures for unnecessary things,  saving tho money he spends on things he cotdd do  without, go that when the Nation needs to borrow  moiivjy i;c will be in a portion to do his full duty.  There is war-?hortcning work waiting for every dollar  that can be saved.  '] F Charles Dickens were writing to Cana-  -- dians to-day he would probably give us  advice to this effect.  "My other piece of ���������advice, Canadians, you.know.  No matter wiiat percentage of your annual income  you have previously saved, your efforts to-day  should be to 6ave more. The advantage of so  doing is threefold: By the practice of economy  you conserve the material and labor which must  be devoted to the grim task before us; you cultivate  the priceless habit of thrift; you gather more and  more money to lend to the Nation for the prosecution of the war to a 'quick and certain Victory."  Published under the authority of the  Minister of Finance of Canada  22  ' i>  jfaFgitimwBEr'wrarammEam^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFOKD, B. C.  3^  ^���������<7������i;.������wf*^Mi^|^^TCr^>yCT>^M  3P*RWWK*������Se������3Pffl!e *C35WE5ESSSBSffi  wpi^grywyq; :'witw J"^^tt?^)^^-?^,^ay:w;gT^?y^"/.'y'  ���������^gQig. ****-���������*���������* ^gm  ���������ttfj*^  CT/SSI"  ���������"he prisoners' loaves of bread  ���������e'n'ot'in'one envelope, but we will  late the amount for the sake ot  . delaying the delineations. We  knowledge with thanks the receipt  apples contribution since last writ-  SOME  PLAC 10  IN    FRANCE���������Af-  :lion,  sociability, a    tendency     to  ignil'y   the   importance   ol" things  d to give attention to detail, humor  prceiation  of  beauty,     good     will  wer, kindliness ami good sense.  PRINCESS���������Sense of humor, gcu-  [osity,  tendency   to  moods  of  mel-  |icholy,  gentleness,   lack   of  ability  |i the port or the writer to stick up  r himself or assert'his just claims,  liblimity,   constructivcness,   dignity,  I id independence. ' ���������  L'\ 3\r." T.���������Tact,'finesse, originality  Itiulncss in thought and act,.courage  kergy, executive capacity, sustenat-  ]e.power, benevolence, conscientious  ess, ideality and imagination.  MATSQUI PitLZE LIST  are some    of  FootUali, Mission, vs Bnidncr  the  The following  rize Avinners:  Best  loaf  of  war broad,   Mrs.  A.  |iates  (and special), Mrs.  W. Bates.  Best loaf of    graham    or    whole  vheat bread���������Mrs. A. Bates, Miss R.  Dwen.  Best loaf of rye bread���������Miss R.  |}\ven.   .  Best corn bread���������Miss R. Owen.  Best layer cake;���������Miss R. Owen.  Best half dozen cookies���������Miss R.  jOwen,- Mrs. W. Bates.  Best half dozen oatmeal cookies���������  |M'iss R. Owen, Mrs. A. Bates.  Best apple pie���������Miss R. Owen.  Ladies AVork  Best patch on cotton cloth.���������Miss  I Ham.  Best patch on woolen cloth���������Mrs.  !A. Bates, Miss Ham.  Best half dozen buttonholes on  linen���������Miss  Ham, Mary  Conroy.  Best pair of men's socks���������Miss  Ham.  Best knitted baby's jacket���������Mrs.  Hastie.  ������������������ Best piece of  hemstitching-���������Mrs.  C.  Conroy.  Best oinbroidered centrepiece in  white���������Miss Ham, Miss Bruskey of  Aldergrove.  Best embroidered centrepiece colors���������Mrs. J. Olson, Mrs. Solloway.  Best embroidered runner in colors  ���������Mrs. Olsen.  Best embroidered tea cosy���������Mrs.  Solloway,  Mrs.  M'.  Conroy.  Best embroidered corset cover-  Mrs. Solloway.  Best embroidered nightgown���������  Mrs. Solloway.  Pest embroidered towels���������Miss  Ham, Mrs. Groat.  .Jest embroidered pillow cases���������  Miss Hum, Miss Brskey.  Best hand-embroidered cushion top  ���������Mrs.   Purver, Mrs.  Solloway.  Best hand-painted cushion top���������  Mrs. Jf.rdiner, Mrs. Solloway.    .  Best set crocheted table mats, 3  pieces���������Mrs. Olsen.  ���������:est    hand-embroidered  Mrs. Croat.  Best  Kitchn   apron���������Mrs.  way.  fancy made apron���������Mrs.  apron���������  Sollo-  Sol-  13 o g  loway.  Best carnation braid work���������Mrs.  Sollovay.  Specials  P,y Jehn Olson Gifford. for tho  best  loaf of  white war  bread���������Mrs.  A.    P.Ut.M.  By Maikin & Co.," Vancouver, for  the best collection ot field products���������  Mrs. Christlanson.  ' One of the h.est games of football by junior teams was staged  at the, Matsqui Agricultural fair  with Bradner and Mission contesting. Mission had the advantage in having a team who  knew each others play while  Bradner had a team that had  no I'.'played together before. During the first part of the game  the play was very even.Mission  having slight advantage which  might have turned to good account but for high and , wild  shooting on goal. Mission  scored first with a very neat  goal and shortly after the Bradner team by a piece of ,good  combination play placed the  ball between the posts. The, referee, however, .disallowed this  as the ball had gone- out of play-  before being scored. The second goal was scored from a  penalty hick awarded as many  of the spectators thought for a  violation arising from ignorance ,of the game on the part  of one of the Bradner defence  men and therefore too severely  punished by awarding a penalty  The players however accepted  the decision of the referee and  play was continued without any  change in the, score till half  time.  After resuming play, lack of  condition became evident and  in spite of strenuous e'Torts .on  the part of tne Bradner captain  and ethers defeat could not be  averted. Mission had settled  down 1o strong aggressive ohiy.  and Mould, not be denied and  the Bradner defensive were kept  working overtime. All the Mission forwards were playing well  Cox being especially deserving  of mention but there was a  strong tendency to selfish individual play and long kicks followed up in the hope that speed  would get tlie forwards to the  ball before the opponents' backs  could reach it. There was an  almost entire absence of short  passes and team play which a-  lone can win in a close match,  and against strong defense. Roy  Crate was the star of the Mission defence.  With practice and more experience of the game Bradner  will make a team to be recken--  ed with. Individually they are  as good as Mission and the final  score of 6 to 0 does not represent the respective merits of the  teams. Had they been in condition they might at least have  counted en a draw, but however  good individuals may.be it is  the team and the team in condition that wins.  The game was a good one and  such play between junior teams  ought to be encouraged. The  writer of these notes would suggest the formation of a league  with say four teams, Matsqui,  Bradner, Mission schools and  Mission City.  Has some one else a better  suggestion? And who will  start this up?  SWiTZEItLANi) Sf������Xl>S N.OT10  TO PRESIDENT WILSON  Amsterdam, Oct. 7.���������The text of  the note forwarded by the Imperial  German government Chancellor,  Princ Maxiinillian, to' President Wilson, through- the Swiss . government  follows:  "Tho German government requests  the President of the United States to  take in hand Ihe restoration of peace  acquaint all the belligerent states of  this rquest and invite them to send  plenipotentiaries for the purpose of  opening negotiations. ;  it accepts the programme set forth  by the President of the United States  in his mesage to Congress on January  8, and his latest pronouncements, especially his speech.of September 27  as   basis of  peace negotiation.  "With a view to avoiding further  bloodshed the German government  requests the immediate conclusion of  an armstice on land and water and in  the air." '  It was announced that Turkey will  take a similar step.  President Wilson's fourteen'propos  itions, outlined in his message to  Congress on January S last, are:  '.Covenants of peace must be readied in the open.  Freedom of the seas, in peace or  wa r.  Elimination of economic barriers  among nations associated to maintain peace.  Guarantees of armament reduction  Adjustment of colonial claims, impartially based on popular rights.  Evacuation of Belgium.  Evacuation of Russia.  Evacuation of French territory and  righting of Alsace-Loraine wrongs.  Readjustment of Italian frontiers  on basis of nationalities'.  Free oportunity for- Austro-Hun-  garian nationalities for autonomous  development.  Evacuation of Serbia Roumania  and Montenegro, with guarantees for  all Balkan states.  Sovereignty for Turkish portion  of the Ottoman Empire, with autonomy for other nationalities.  Independence of Poland; with outlet to seas.  Association of-nations for mutual  guarantees of independence and territorial integrity for nations both  large and small.  GOOD  IROCER1E3  Three    Graces  .GOOD-BREAD  and ' THRIFT are the  which contribute to our, customers'  happiness. The Thrifty Housekeeper  is our ideal customer. If thrifty ' and  not already buying our Broad and Groceries give us a Trial Order today.  We deliver to your house. .   ,  License  Xo.   S-2S538  License  No.   5-1088  ALBERT   LEE,   Grocer  ,and  jmij^^^Mt^imiwgjrti^WaiWBJMa  ;@5Sggggw.^i<TiM������������������������������tii^������^^  Save Gasoline  See me now about that Insurance  I have a large and? splendid supply, of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.   ���������  Abbots foid  N   h I mdfcjpi-J-iMfiUnwjytortffl  B. C. GKAI'KS  We notice a une lot of grapes,  whit'j and black varieties, coming  from Olcanagan Valley in four basket  crates. This is the recognized California container, but not as popular  in the prairies'as the six-quart Ontario brisket, where the crop is limited as in the case in B. C. The six-  quart basket should be used. It is  the b-st container we know of for  prairie requirements and would urge  its general use.���������Bulletin.  ������ijj*.    J; i:  BOYS"OVER  BY NA.VIXG GAS  The    Allies    need    gasoline.  Mr. Alex iVIatheson, of New Westminster, was in town on Wednesday.  Waste none of it on Sunday motoring' for pleasure. He who  uses it for this purpose stint?  those who are fighting our hat-  tics, it is the duty of all motor  car owners to comply with the  Fuel Controller's request to  save "gas".  The safety of the State being  the supreme law, personal enjoyment'must give place to national necessity during war  time. To save gasoline is to  save money. It will also ensure a more adequate supply of  'gas' for the needs of our war  machine, which must lack no  essential. To comply with the  Fuel Con toller's request will  save $150,000 on a single Sunday. In gasoline it will also  save hundreds of thousands of  gallons. A word to the wise  motor car owner is sufficient.  The public is particularly requested to discontinue the use of motor-  driven vehicles on Sundays, with the  following exceptions: Tractors and  moior trucks employed. on actual  transportation of freight; vehicles of  physicians used in performance of  professional duties ambulances; fire  equipment; police wagons; undertakers' wagons and conveyances used  for funerals; railway equipment using gasoline; repair outfits employed  by telephone and public service companies and motor vehicles on errands  of necessity in rural communities  where transportation by steam or electricity is not available.  In regard to economy in handling  it has been estimated that strict observance of the following rules would  conserve one and a halt million gallons of gasoline daily in the United  States In Canada the saving would be  proportionately  equal.  ].    Aviod  spilling  gasoline.  Don"t permit leaks.  Bse no  gasoline for washing  Do   not   leave   tanks   or  cans  Fanners' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  -oughly Modem  M-   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B  C.  2.  9  4.  open  Wasto no lubricating oil.  APPLES  The apple deal is beginning to take  form. Prices for Washington C  grade have all been withdrawn, excepting in a few isolated cases. Prices  from now on are expected to range  from $l.r>0 to $1.55. per box for C  grade f.o.b. shipping point,  creased ....S....hpl,aano    eb  The increased demand and the decreased estimates of crop are responsible for this condition.  President, Hope Alanson    Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fouit lands of  | the district, and industries already established,       ,Jj  Mr. D. C. Webber, municipal clerk  of Maple Itidge has resigned and Mr.  John McFarlane has taken the clerkship temporarily.  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  -^m^^msj&is^ji^s!ssm.f^^^  4  .)


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