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 Provincial .U^J;^^  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  sae  "-*S5  Vol. XVI.,' No. 24.  ABBOTSFORD. B, C.' FRIDAY,''OCT.   18, 1918   . -      \  <*ill^8 '     $1.00 per' Year  S. Kravoski wishes to niiiiounce that lie lias opened up the  K. K. Auio JJepjiii* Shop in connection with his business,  and has employed Frank Brown, an expert mechanic, to  look after that end of the business.  A full line  of Ford parts and the  best  c  workmanship is at your service.  Try us for your next order.  Seven Passenger Cadillac for hire  THE PROVINCIAL  TAX SAIjK OK LAXt)  Itossland Paper Says the Printing of  (he List is itcitig "Farmed Out"���������  Taxpayers Kept in Dark.  For some Lime it lias been known  that a tax sale would be held soon  of lands upon which taxes are owing  to the provincial government, government agents everywhere being busy  of late in arranging the lists for publication.  It now appears that tha government is to play a sneaking trick en  the property owners and' Vslip one  over on 'em."  Take Rossland for instance. How  many Itossland property owners will  know whether or not their lands  are offered-for sale. The .publication'  of the Rossland list has been farmed  out-' to a paper Avhich we venture to  say has not even a dozen readers in  this section, and which is not published in this'district.  The Daily Miner never as much as  expended a postage stampjFin an endeavor to secure this business.      The  list  properly  belonged   to  the  paper  published in the district and in justice to the taxpayers should have been  published in the Daily Miner, which  is  generally  read,  not only  because  the taxpayers would have been in a  position to protect their interests, but  also because the government would  have  had  that  publicity of  the  list  which would have brought them the  returns which an advertiser most desires���������if   they   desired   this.     But   it  they do not want the proper-  FLYANCJXO  OUR  WAJi  owx  FROM  POCKETS  Canada's Splendid Record���������The Success of (he Four Preceding War  Floatations  i . .-  During the first, year of-' the war  Canada was content to-secure needed  money, elsewhere, but as the conflict  lengthened and other nations felt the  financial pitch the dictates of nece-  sity, as well as self-respect, demanded the floafion of loans at home. The  business of raising war loans since  then has been of increasing importance. The first domestic war loan, issued in November, 1915, was immediately successful, resulting in bank  subscriptions of $25,000,000 and  public subscriptions of $78,729,500  or. a total of $ J 13,729,500. This in  face of an objective of but $50,00.0-,-"  OOO/was'inost gratifying. ,"':  The Second and Third Loan's.' ''���������������������������'  By the following summer another,  domestic loan was needed and a call  .for $ LOO,00,000 brought in $20l,-  444,S00 of which $60,000,000 was  from tho banks and the balance from  the public. It will thus be seen that  the part played by the public greatly  increased in eacli new issue.  -The greatest success was in November, 19l7i-'when tlie fourth loan  was triumphantly floated. The request again ��������� was for $150,000,00 0  and all from the public, but the sub-  scriutions amounted to $4 f 9,2S9,000  Thesintercst cf the public was demonstrated in remarkable degree for  while there were 24,862  subscribers  This French Official Photograph shows a crater produced by the terrific  fire of (he French artillery. Sign above shows way to a fjcrnian kitchen.  B. C .POTATOES  . ..Demand in Calgary and prairie  points increasing. Mostly for winter storage.  Reports from B. ,C. state that 40,-  000 tons were cleaned up there in  the last ten days at prices ranging  .from $32 to $34.  Quotations now $35.00 f.o.b. shipping point for No. 1 stock. Sharp incline in prices expected.  Shipping point information from  U. S.:  Stockton, Cal., fancy grade, medium size, selected, $2.05, to $2.20,  extra fancy $1.75 to $1.90, choice  $1.55 to $1.75.  Note the values for the different  grades. Select stuff commands top  prices.  So mo B. C. growers are inclined to  sack up all large and medium sized  potatoes in tho same sack. Shapeless  and oversized potatoes should not be  included in fancy or extra fancy  grades. We see some very rough,  unshapely spuds coming here from  Ashcroft, specimens of which if enlarged would resemble Indian Totem poles.  Manitoba has a 10,000,000 bushel  | crop. Saskatchewan and Alberta  were badly frozen in many potato  growing  sections.  Reports from Maritime Provinces  tell of a good crop. Ontario will import from Manitoba this year.  The reports from U. S. points show  a slip in prices due to Idaho's offering at $1.40 a cwt. f.o.b. shipping  point.  t.y owners to know what is going on.  No other object can be figured out of  the manipulation, except it may be  political trading.  Ic appears also that the plan is  general that the government is struggling hard' in manipulating matters  that they may hold on in the general  election, which is forecasted to be  held next spring before the soldiers  overseas can return and assert themselves in their determination to run  affairs of state as they desire tli2fn  to. be run after they have made the  sacrifices they have in protecting  their homes and the Dominion against greed. l  It can be said that tlie Daily Miner is disappointed in not publishing  the business. We know if there was  any possible hocus-pocus by which  the manipulators could keep the business away from this paper it would  L-e done, but we are calling the attention of the people to tlie rank injustice of tlie matter which is so  vastly important to everyone, especially those property and mine claim  owners, who aro absent- from the  city at prcsenr, who have intoreois  hereabouts, may be engaged in mining or prospecting, but who take the  home paper whilet hey are away that  they may know what is going on here  and that they may know what to do  to protect their interests when such  matters arise.  Ask yourself if the square deal  which was promised everyone when  the politicians were casting about  for votes is forthcoming. The Daily  Miner has no fight with the government,, but when it does those things  which demand that the taxpayers  shall be warned, this paper will criticise, and when anything is undertaken in the interests of the people this  to the first loan. 3 4,52 0 to the second and 40,800 to the third. In the  fourth no fswer than S20,035 subscribers were registered, or one in  every 9.82 of tlie population of the  Dominion.  Ontario Subscribed About Half  Ontario headed the list of the provinces, as was natural with her large  population. Her 3 63.000 subscribers were responsible for $204,185,400  compared with $94,287,250 from  126,534 subscribers in Quebec, $32.-  326,600 from 78,850 subscribers in  Manitoba; $2 1,777,050 from 73,675'  subscribers in Saskatchewan, $18,-  814,700 from 50.563 subscribers in  British Columbia, $LS,5SS,150 from  37,521 subscribers in Nova Scotia,  $16,515,150 from 56,117 subscribers  in Alberta, $10,463,350 from 26,469  subscribers in New Brunswick and  $2,331,350' from 5,300 subscribers in  Island. Manitoba  a subscription from  0113. in every 7 people in the Province.  Prince Edward  slightly led with  The song servvce in the Presbyterian church on Sunday was very enjoyable. Some splendid solos were  sung by Air. and Mrs. Groat and ?vii\  Longfellow; duets by Mrs. Bedlow,  -Mrs. Coots. Miss C. Trelhewey and  Mr. Longfellow; violin solo by Mr.  Wilms; 'splendid chorusas by the  choir. The church was beautifully  decorated for Thanksgiving. The attendance was large.  Rev. Mr. Wright held a Bible Society meeting on Monday night in the  Presbyterian church.  paper will as readily give the government credit for the same.  Our advice to the taxpayers of the  itossland .district is to make enquiry  of tiie government agent as to the  status of their holdings lest this  scheming should result disastrously  for them and their property, be lost,  or that they will be put to unnecessary expense at a time when few  can afford to have additional burdens placed upon them.���������Rossland  Daily   Miner.  It is the way they advertise that  draws the trade to big stores in distant cities, if they knew how, and  would advertise extensively country  merchants could keep a vast amount  of trade from going to the mailorder houses.���������Ledge.  Mrs Thomas and Mrs. McM'enemy  were visitors to Mission City on  Thursday.,  The Ladies are to meet at Mrs.  McMenemy's on Tuesday to do,quilting for the bazaar. All. are welcome  who wish to help. Many hands make  light work.  Mrs. Steffins of Chilliwack, is  spending a week with her mother,  Mrs. Fraser.  Mr. and Mrs. Ryall returned to Abbotsford on Monday after spending  the summor on the prairie near Edmonton, 'Alia.  The four teachers went to Vancouver on Friday to stay "over the holidays..        ��������� c    ���������  Mrs. Parton spent n few days in  Vancouver, returning home on Tuesday evening.  Misses   Ina   Fraser  and   Christina  'McPhee were homo over the holiday. ���������  Miss  Florence  McPhee was  home  a  few hours on Saturday.  Mr. i-f. Alanson visited Abbotsford  last week.  Mr. and. Mrs. Skinner visited' Abbotsford on Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. Dallcins and .children  spent the week-end  in Vancouver.  Mr. Clou Thomas lias been home  from Stave Falls for a low clays.  ,. Mr. .and Mrs. John McCallum spent  the holidays in Vancouver. Mrs. McCallum returned on Tuesday evening.  Mr. and Mrs. King spent Monday  in   Bellingham.  Mr.  and  Mrs. Perry Starr are  rejoicing  over   the  arrival   of  a   sou.  i      Miss Lulu Zeigler, Mrs.   V.  Ii. Ed-  awards.  Miss  La Favc and  Pte.  Man-  . iius Zeigler spent the week end and  'holiday   with   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Zeigler.  BORN���������To  Mr.     and     Mru.     Dob  Bousfield on Monday the 7th a dau.-;n-  ter.  Mrs. Henry Smith from-Nov,' Westminster has been visiting Mrs. Porter  I on the prairie.  Mr. Roub Thorton had a birthday  on Sunday. On  Saturday evening  his  sister  Mrs.   Brcck'enridge   had   a  few in to spend the evening.  Rev. Mr. Grant of Murrayville is  to exchange pulpits on Sunday with  Rev. Robertson.  Mrs. P. Crool.s of Port Angeles.  ; Wash., is vising her sister, Mrs.  !Coogan.  j      Mrs. Eby visited Mrs. Conner, Ma-  I pie Falls,  Wash., last week end.  !_    The Misses Steede spent the holi-  i'days in White Rock and had a very  ! enjoyable holiday.  ! Mr. and Mrs. A. Lamb were the  guests of Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Lamb  Sr. over the holidays. Mrs. Lamb  returned on Wednesday.  Harold Cobley has been visiting  with tho Hart family also made tiu  Misses Steede a short visit.  Mr. and Mrs. Nixon and children  spent the holidays with Mrs. Nixon s  father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ben  Nelson. All motored to Bellingham.  Lieut. Copoland has returned home  from  the seat of war.  Mr. and Mrs. Alder are living i.i  Vancouver. Mr. and Airs. Brunell are  in  Alberta.  GUANOES HIS  FOREMAN  Mr. Frank Brown of the O. Iv.  Garage Sumas has accepted a position with Mr. S. Kravo.ski, 'Mr. King  having left. Mr. Brown is not unknown to the people of Abbotsford  arid has the distinction of knowka.-j  how to fix a car so as to make it nm  like new. Mr. Kravoski is lucky indeed to be able to get such an excellent workman.  Mr. Sparrow who has had an adv.  in the Post for some time has secured so much business through the advertisement that he has asked us to  take it out, as if he kept it in lie  would not be able to handle all his  business.  Joe Martin is on  B. C.  his way homo to  New Westminster is closed up tight  There are fifty cases of Influenza.  ������������������US I  ';*;>'��������� Page Two  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  j'H.-w vm ', ��������� m   ���������     .u        ������'���������'-���������!.' -gr.       JJ������'  m# ABBOTSFORD'POST  Published 'Every Friday  J. A. Bates; Editor and Proprietor,  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1918  ARE   WE   GOING   "P.AOK  TO   THF  LAND?"  other, professing sound principles but  betraying constantly a conviction that-  material wealth, and station, and luxurious surroundings arc to be sought  above contentment, plain living, the  rewards of work upon the soil, they  will disregard what, wo are saying and  do as we are doing. Government  and schools���������the schools most of our  children attend���������appear to think,  rightly or wrongly���������and, wc think,  wrongly���������that they have nothing to  do with a. proper philosophy of life.  There is little or no national or provincial provision for instructing the  young as to the meaning of life, at-  to what constitutes real success, oi  reasonable contentment. The children 'everywhere see materialism  ramp. The examples set them lcau  them to embrace any occupation  which promises an escape from manual labor, and particularly, it would  seem, from that for'hfoC labor to  which their parents were accustomed. The race would die out unless  thcro  were -enterprise and ambition,  the     rewards  '"thick fo the land," says an exchange is a sentence that has been  written large before the eyes of a  host of Canadians for several years  past. Into some features of the  agricultural movement an increasing-  amount of energy, of money, of preparatory education has been thrown  and in a general way the amount of  capital and intelligence applied to-  agricultural production is being steadily increased. But if "back to the  land" is to be a great and successful  movement, exerting a large'influence  upon our national activities and our j and a striving attci  national well-being in years to come,  there must be ^carried forward in  Canada a great missionary work intended to change our national philosophy of life. At the present time  too great a proportion of our people  \.ant "the other people" to do their'  farming for them. That is to say  they know that greater agricultural  production, the elevation ot agriculture to its proper place, is a sound  and necessary movement if our na-  tionariife is to be well rounded and  harmonious, but as yet far too great  a proportion of our people have in  their inner minds a conscious or subconscious idea that people- other than  themselves and their children ought  to undertake the actual work of farm  ing.  At   the  moment   it  would   appear  that  "back  to  the  land"  needs  one  treat thing in addition to the money  iiii'l the education now being applied  to l he movement, and that one great  tiling   is   a   change   in   our   national  pnilosophy of life, a lessening of our  materialistic outlook, of our admiration for mere money success, of oar  cesire   for   luxury   and   ease,   of   our  ru-uggle to gain advantages which it  is Hurriedly and mistakenly supposed  \, ill bring happiness, contentment, or  t:u; satisfaction    or    having    striven  (..ivnestly for things  worth while.   It  is iiUile possible to place on the land  a great many people who are unfit-  tod   by   training   and   previous   sur-  io.mdings   fo   mak.3   for   themselvos  ar.y  :nore  than a   oare  existence  by  i.irming, and whose children will bo  tjo likely to embrace the first opportunity  to     escape     from    conditions  \ h:ch they regard as dull and oppres-  i..-.'.     It is  possible,  on     the    other  Land, slowly but sureiy to do some-  i.i.ng  to check and to change those  currents which hitherto have irresistibly   drawn   so   many   young  people  n-om the country to the ci'tiese,' and  tc  modify that training, that undcr-  sianding of life and those false ideals  v.hich have chained so many people  t.j a mere existence in the cities and  have   committed   their  children   to  a  similar   existence.     There   arc   those  \.lio say that these currents and aspirations are too strong to be controlled,  but  to  admit  that  they  are  would be to admit that a real "back  to   the  land  movement"  is  artificial  i.ud hopeless.    And it is not so.  We shall not long keep an increasing   number   of   our   people   on   the  farms unless they, and  particularlly  their children, are    persuaded    that  they arc better off there;    And they  will not be so persuaded, or most of  them will not; so long as a false and  materialistic philosophy controls the  national mind.    The hope of a great  change lies in the education and the  example,  in  our schools and  in  our  daily  life,  given  to  the children.   If  they continue to find their elders professing one thing but embracing an-  Capt. A. Roy Urown, of Carlton jMacB  who brought down Baron you  Kichfhofen, (Iu; famous (Jcrmnii  aviator. FJe is 25 years old  CiOO!)   A2>VFirnSE.VO  WHY' inh  To mako sure ilim die has heard correctly,;the operator  repeats alter you, telephone number asked for. If you hear'  this repetition and advise the operator, one of themost  troublesome difficulties in, telephone operating -will he  eliminated and your service benefitted accordingly.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limi  which this life affords; but Cue nation  needs a new understanding ot tho  goa'.s for which enterprise and ambition should he aiming.  'In spite of a considerable increase  in the money and in the study devoted  to agriculture there still exists a  great   gr.h   of   misunderstanding   be  tween the people of the farm's and the  people of the cities.    That gulf must  be   bridged,    instead   of   a   sharper  division  between these classes ther-J  is needed a, greater    knowledge    by  each of the work, and of the deserts  and the net earnings, and of the expenses of the other.    By people who  do not know, the farmer is charged  with profits which he- does not make  and   sentiments  which   lie   does   not  hold;   and   by  many  in  the  country  districts the industrial    classes    and  the city population generally are similarly misunderstood.     All this is an  obstacle   equally   to   satisfactory   de  velopment in the country and the city  The  war has upset many price conditions, and has thrown our national  life  out  of  proportion.       These  abnormal conditions will    not    quickly  vanish, but as they go the need for  mutual understanding and respect a-  mon;.? the people of Canada win  the greater; for the period of reconstruction will be one of heavy difficulty.    Men accustomed to  war profits  and   war wages  will not readily  relinquish them.      The national scale  of  living  will have to  be  modified,  and only leadership of the first order  will suffice to carry us through that  time of transition.  "Back to the land-' is a great move  meat, immensely important, worthy  of support, and demanding careful  study by all earnestly interested in  the future of this nation. We must  make it more than a phrase. We must  put more than money into it. The  greatest impetus the movement could  have, looking to the future, would be  a betterment of the national philosophy of life, the setting before our  growing children cf sounder ideals,  coinniitting an ever increasing number of them to pursuit of the things  which really matter. "Back to the  land" should be made a much greater and deeper movement than it is.  To make it so and to give il permanent force and promise, we must plan  to give it a grip upon the children,  and in order that it may grip them,  and justifiably, the movement must  have that union of vision, and leadership and knowledge that will give the  national thought and the national  philosophy of life a sounder trend.  ' Boycs of 1.1. C. Apples are en display in all prairie cities. Wo would  aide" thoso who assort the 11. C. grade  No. 1 apples are only equal ' to A-  nierican  C. grade lo  inspect f,hem.  No. f fancy Skookiim apples from  Washington arc also on exhibition \\\  some places. Wc think that box for  box tlie O.K. brand of appk-s is equal  to the Skookum brand.  Iloth companies use a beautiful  colored lithograph on end of box  which is their symbol of quality. Only  the choice apples are placed in boxes  so branded as. the firm's reputation  goes with the brand. We notice ilia;  (ho-O. K. brand fruit, is not wrapped  in a distinctive wrapper. A. Stewart  of Sunmicrlan'd, Pcul.ict.on and Kerc-  niecs has a fine wrapper on his fancy  apples which attracts attention; and  all passcrsby read it.  We highly commend this kind fn  a distinction when goods endorsed  merit it as they do in this case. All  Okanagan brands and wrappers  should feature Okanagan apples.���������  Market Bulletin.  10 CENT "-CASCARETS"-  FOR LIVER AND BOWELS-  Cure   Sick    HoacTajhe,   Constipat'ors,  Biliousness; Sour Stomach, BaO  Breath���������Candy Cathartic.  i<To odds how bad your liver, stomr.^1)  oi; bowels; how much your head aches.,  how miserable you are from constipation, indigestion,, biliousness and sluggish bowels���������you always get relief with  Casearets. They immediately cleanso  and regulate' the stomach, remove the  sour, fermenting food and foul gases;  take the excess bile from the liver and  carry off tlie constipated waste matter  and poison from the intestines an-i  bowels. A 10-ccnt box from your druggist; will I.eep your liver and bowoh  clem; stomach sweet and head cloar for  months.    They vrc7k while you sleep,  asnaacmrra������J������ginwirra!������ei^^^  A NNOUNCEMENT  Tin-: i'!:i,N"i'i-:!!K auk xow it wo������k on  w neley s  ' British Columbia Directory--  IN FIVE MAIN SECTIONS      '  ComplU-il    and  JViiilCMl     in     llrlll: li Columbia- -KudorHod   ��������� by     li. O.    Oover.-unont  Hoards <>r Trade, iManitlm'tiiivrs' Association iiiul oilier bodies  lll'.mSH  t'(M.i'.-\:".!.\  YUM!  ISOilK���������One, hundred  pa^es of ofllclul du*t������, coverlnfj  .  Ae.rieiiliure,  Lands    Timber,      THinins,',     fisheries, Shipbuilding and  VuUlw  Work-*.  prj-parcd  !>���������������  (he various   Drparlinr.nlH. TIiih section   will  cover  fully (ha development  '"  'ti'illsli  Columbia.  (iA'/.HTTKE-IN. '.Icsrrlbiiijr over 1001) cities, towns, villains and settlements within  fin- I'rovinee, shov.-inif loenl'mn, distance f.-om linger points, how reached  and by wlmt   lines, synopsis of local resources,  population, etc.  AU'HAr.KTU'AL   DlttlX'TOKY   of  nil   business   and     professional  men,, runners, '  Stock  Kaisers, l-'ruil, Growers, etc., in all  towns and districts.  CLASSIFIED DIUF.CTOUY of Manufacturers, Retailers, Producers, Dealers, and  Consumers, listiiitf ail products from the raw material to the iinisbed  article.  TKADK XAJIKS AM) TRA������K :.1AKKS���������A list of popular trade nninefl alphabet-'  i,.;lHy. if you  want  to know the manufacturer or selling Hjjent of a  trnde-nnnic article, look up (his section.  INCOKrOKATKl) CITIES���������All gazetteer information in the Directory of the incorporated cities of the Province will be prepared by either the City  Council or the liosirtl of Trade, thereby olliical.  ADVERTISING   BRITISH   COI.CMIUA-^-it is  necessary  to'continue'to-Bayer������Se:-s-  British Columbia outside of the Province, in order -Unit tourists ^nnff s^ttle'rs^'  will  continue to  come.     With   this aim   in  view,  a copy" of  tho MreCtWy**;^ '  will be placed  in  lending Libraries and Boards" of  Traded throiiijlionti th'^.^ ���������  Canadian  r.rairies,  Eastern Canada, the United-States'"and abrdfidi-?" ThV-f-',  Directory will be used  by prospective'tourists^ aud settlers' as- au-'offlcta'^y '  guide of tho Province.  The Subscription price of the Directory is 510.00,' express paidj  WRIGLEY DfRECTOEIES^Ltcfof>  ���������n  ���������:>.v>  ;?*  ������������������si'}  If  Si  z/*j^^j^iirjiiicgnzin,iii5i(*:  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  AGENT   FOR   HEADSTOX15S  Phone Connection. Mission City   r_.-^sJS____   ������~U  v^  ^..������������������3\.%'--Ci^S^c  ���������SA'rV  As an ideal of a successful man  taught in our schools v/e emulate a  Carnegie, a Rockeri'eller, a Shaugh-  enassy, an Edison���������men strangers to  agricultural life, and pointing to a  successful man being a man who has  accumulated wealth.  SYI70PSIS OF COAL MfMNG REGULATIONS  Co.il   Mining-   Rights   of   the    Dominion    in  Munilobii.,    Siislc;itcviu-.viui    and    Albc-rta.    tlie  VukOJi   Territory    and    in    a   portion    of    the  ! Province  of   British   Columbia,   may  bi-   leased  'lor  a   li rm   of  lwonl.v-o.ic-  years  at  an  aiinuil  ivikul of  51  per  acre.    >-"ot more Ihan  ~j00  aen s will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by  the applicant in person to tlie Asrcnt or Sub-  Ajreni of the district in which the rights ap--  Iiiied toe aro situated.  In S'.i.-vc-yed territory the land must be ile-  serlbod by sections, or leyal sub-divisions,  iino in u ii surveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be stidsud out by tlie applicant him-  Each application must be accoaiiiiinlftd by  a Via oi' $o whieJi will be refunded if the  rlfcrhtu applied for are not available, but nut  olhf.-rwirfe. A royalty shall be paid on tho  rnoreJmiiUbiw' output of  the mine at the rate  The pernun operatiinr tlie mine ahali furnish the airent with sworn returns' accountinc  for tlie lull Quantity* of merehaulable coal  iniuwi and nay the royalty thereon.- If the  cowl minimr riirhts arc not boms' oiierated.  such returns shall  be furnished at least  once  11 Tho' lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but the lesscee may be permitted  to purchase whatever available surface��������� rights  rn.-v be considered necessary for the worKiiis  of 'the  mine  at  the  rate  of  ������10.00  pc-r  a-.Te.  For full informatioji application. shoud be  made lo the Secretary or the Department of  tb.������ Interior,'Ottawa, or to any agent or sub-  fisent of Dominion Lands-.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of Interior.  K. B.���������Unauthorized publication of Uds  advertisement   will   not  be  paid   for.���������u8/fc������.  = We have the best equipped Repair -  Shop in the Fraser Valley, including a  =   BATTERY OBABGING MACHINE  ~ ��������� Wlien in  trouble give us  a  caUU::  You will be -'assured of Courtesy'������������������<���������'���������  =j   and square Dealing by our "skilled"'  workmen.  Free Air  At All  Tixues  "iiiiiiiiiii l"  ���������1  vn.  if THE ABBOTSFORD POST  PAGE TrinEA  7 "jmiw t.~nttr ������t  ^  PROVINCIAL TAX SAL10  h  XJ  The British Columbia government  Is about to hold a sale of provincial  land in arrears of taxes. J3uf marvelous to relate, the notice advertising, the lands in arrears in this district is to be published in a paper  that  does  not circulate ,in  this  dis-  , trict. In fact, the publication selected is not a newspaper at all, but  a society periodical published ' at  Fernie by the^ Miners' Union for circulation among the miners only and  whose circulation is principally in  Alberta.- The money to be paid for  the advertisement' might as well, be  thrown into the Fernie coke ovens-,  and  burnt  up.  It is a political job, a deliberate  robbery, a looting of the.treasury oi  the people and it is believed to have  been done for the sole purpose 61  saving,  if  possible,   the  Fernie  seat  .for the'goverriment.-  ( A. I. Fisher, who was returned al  ; the last election as an" independent-  but who sold himself body and soul  to the government, has been accused  : of putting over this foul deed for the  purposo of obtaining the iniluonco ol  the miners' organ for the next campaign. Jt has been put up to him in  this way. Mr. I'Msher, the man who  would give $2f<00'of the public fund:*  to an organ whoso chief business if \v-  to carry on a l.lolshoviki prodeganda,  is a damn traitor, and thou art the  man. The language'in strong, bul.  not too slrong lo designate (.ho crime  committed  against   the  public. II  would not bo I (jo slrong if a, little  word of three loiters-t hat'has been  popularized by frniuent use in every  pulpit in Christendom were placed before the wf;rd "damn."  What (locs.il, mean? Nothing less  than that the government lias decided to sell out the farmers in this dis;-  trict without:even giving (.hem an opportunity of knowing that their property is up for sale. It means that  the unfortunate farmer is to be put  to sloe]) with a billy, and when he  wakes up find that he has been robbed of his property. The least that  the government could do would be to  notify him in the same way that the  government insists that a city corporation shrill ��������� notify all tho property  ht.hlors within its jurisdictions siiali  be notified that their property ifc lo  be put up for sale by advertising the  fact in a paper-published in and circulating within the limits of the corporation. But in this instance nothing of the kind is being done. Not  one farmer in a hundred in this district will ever see he advertisement.  This is a gross injustice to the  farmers of this community. The sale  in the first place should never have  been held at this time. It is the  hardest time in the history of the  British Columbia farmer to make his  living and raise money to "pay taxes.  But the government must have the  money even if it has to kill the goose  that lays the golden egg in order to  get it. Why does the government  need the money? Because of its extravagance. Therewas to be a curtailment of expenditure in order to  equalize the revenue of the provincial  administration, but the late administration was only a kindergarten in  the art of spending the public money  when compared with the present aggregation of spendthrifts.  The Liberals were horrified because Bowser had loaned the Pacific  Great Eastern $6,000,0 0 0 out of the  provincial treasury in-order to complete their undertaking. But when  the Liberals got into power they appointed a commission to investigate  the affaire' cf the company and when  they discovered that their owi  friends were involved and stood to  prof.t they cancelled that great debt  on payment by the company of one  mM? on .dollars instead of six. If  they needed the morey so badly, why  go after the fawner and sell him out  o." house and home for a paltry tax  account and give minions to a bunch  of grafters who were already gorged  with the people's money.  They were going-to reduce expenditures by cutting out special officers  and commisisons, removing all the  unnecessary commissions. Had they  reduced the staffs as they promised  to do and cut off all the useless and  iF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS,  FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED  iv  Look,  Mother!     If tongue Is coated,  cleanse little bowels with "California Syrup of Flge."  Mothers can rest'easy aftor-giving  "California' Syrap of Figs," because in  a few hoursall the clogged-up waste,  eour bile and fermenting food gently  moves oufe of the bowels, and you have  a well, playful child again.  Sick ebildrcn needn't be coaxed to  take this harmless "fruit laialivc."  Millions of snothers keep it handy because they know its action'on tlie stom-  oda, liver and bowels ia prompt and sure.  Ask your druggist for a bottle of  "California %rup- of Fige," which contains-directions for babies, children, of  all ages and for grown-ups.  expensive commissions, there would  have been no need to take such drastic measures with the farmer. There,  would have been no need lor a surtax that increased the farmer's, burdens beyond his ability- to carry them,  to be followed by confiscation, as the  tax sale is in reality.  . Patronage, the bane of British Co-  lumhia public life, was l,o have been  abolished, destroyed root and"branch.  But it -lias , flourished under tlie  present administration like a green  bay tree and the farmer is to be destroyed instead. They are going  ku-  UHiu  sv-i'.'  after him bag    and    biigga'-u'  slock and   barrel,  horns, '  hoof     am  tail, and, if. was the Intention oi'  I h<  government thai the should <iol.  a   thing   about   it.   until   I hoy  scotched.  Many  oi'   lion.   Dr.   KingV  s:iy  thai, surely   U10     genial  would   not   lend   hiiuseil'   Lo  gross   in.iufil.ice,   and   In  I'oughI. against it.  I rioud!) ,  doctor-j  such   n j  may   have  Jul. he is trawling in a vicioiw-ar.fl his \n\\wr judg-  111  iit   rnav   have   boon   overcome   by  1i!b   unscrupulous   colleagues,   or   ������n  unholy ambition.may have turned his  head. AVh'atovor ha.5 been the reason, In1 (.rt.iiuly has com ton Led lo  1 he  handing out, of a  Tory  raw  deal  ( 0    ll:.S   OMIKlilllOllls.  ii  Js  had uiiough  lo rob a   man  of  ni:; ii'ropm l>,  but why not. do it. in a  >d uihiiminly   way  {���������-Id.  Oanbrook   llor-  ttOMrt LATK U'ASt NNWM  Many Nun troops are dying from  lack' ol' enough food., Hat ions arc;  brought, only within s-'.-'c distance of  lino and  tho  front  line  men  do  nui.  gc I it..    The troops are refusing    to  ' li;iit.  i Most significant of all reports is  1 i.he report, from Holland by way of  .London that (lorniany will imniedia-  j lol.v reply 10,1'residonL Wilson accept-  I ing-   all ��������� his   terms   and   asking   only  guarantees  lor  (.lie interests of Ger-  ' many and the Herman people. There  is nothing oliicial thai, the Kaiser has  abdicated.  The British arc closing in on Lille  Fishing   f;Mn      tli.e  b     ,u      ....^       surrounding  [ streams is reported good.  Because Canada has" put her hand  to the plow and will not turn back:���������  ���������our country is in the war on the  side of liberty and justice and will stay  in it till complete victory is won and  the unspeakable Hun is smashed and  beaten to the ground;  ~a nation at war must make tremendous expenditures iri cash to keep  up her armies and supply them with  munitions, food and clothing*  ������������������Canada must finance many millions of dollars of export trade in food,  munitions and supplies which Britain  and our allies must have on credit;  ���������for these purposes Canada must  borrow hundreds of millions of  dollars���������  And, this money must be borrowed  from the people of Canada:���������  Therefore, Canada will presently  come to her people for a new Victory  Loan to carry on.  +  +  Canadians will loan the money by  again buying Victory Bonds.  The' national safety, the national  honor and the national well-being  5:^aTiire that each and every Canadian  shall do his duty by lending to the  nation every cent he can spare for this  purpose.  e r  country  u fee call conae^ to: see-your'  :>udh in Sts great war work. .  Issued by Canada's Victory'' Loan Committee  in co-operation with the Mi. ijstcr-ot finance  of the Dominion of   Canada  106  ��������� ���������Uhjwmjm p< 1 iw ������������������ n iii -<iiir������ m r  f.-;i.,t*"i4-;.*",cawv   P  --������7;r tr>r?*"  r^.;.���������^--^V-&'  lfctl>J..Ji,. tiwW������^-''-J-  '~rK~et,���������'*''*'*>*'*  L*V������.***fc-������i  JeSsS  i^^i!^^^/^^f:^w^^msw^^^^m fi*E  ABBOTSFORD   POST,   ADDOTSFOil.D,   B.  C  FROM THE FRONT  (From  the 1-Yascr  Valley Reronl)    ,  Word was received from France on  Sunday evening, that Arthur Gibbard  hud succumbed to the wounds received, word of which had reached  Mission Citv a few days before.  Arthur  Gib hard  was  tho youngest  Bon but one, of Mr. George Gibbard,  Snr., one of Mission's real  pioneers,  and was in his twenty-third year. Me  'joined the 72.id Highlanders at Vancouver about  three, years ago,  leaving later for France, and saw much  lighting.     Previous  fo     getting    his  fatal   wounds,   later   having   his   leg  amputated,   he  spent   leave  In .England and had come back to the lighting line fresh from an excellent holiday,     lie has two brothers, Fred and  Charlie, in the fighting line in-Franco  He was-one of. the promising young  men  of   Mission  City where  he  had  made many friends before voluntarily  accepting the responsibility of going  to fight for his country, and his father and brothers will have the sympathy of the community.  Captain Basil Catchpole. M. C, has  been awarded the D. F. C. (Distinguished Flying Cross).  'Word was received this week from  the front that "Dud" Bryant is well  and on his way to Berlin.  -   ���������  ���������    Archie    Lampard,    writing    from  Somewhere  in   France,   previous   to  being wounded, writes home and says  "Dear Dad���������1 guess you will know  by the time this reaches you that I  ��������� landed in France about a month ago  (letter is dated Sept 12).  I should  have written to you   before but    I  could not seem to get down to it. 1  have just come safely out of a big  push. We are out for a while but will  likely  be  in  something   else  pretty  soon!    It was quite a scrap; tell the  boys I did not need the wheelbarrow  thev   used  to   talk   about.    Our   artillery  put up  a barrage  for us;   it  was sure some fireworks. I don't see  how anything could possibly live under it.     We were told to stand too,  just before dawn, was very cold and  I began to wonder what lay ahead ot  us   but  once  we got started  I  felt  all right.    It as sort of nerve getting  for the  artillery to start  their barrage  so that we could jump oif. The  worst thing was the enemy machine  gun-fire;  it was pretty bad in places,  Our  company  got  quite a bit of  it.  There was not much  chance to  use  the bayonet. Fritz don't like to come  to  hand  to hand  fighting.  We  took  quite a number of prisoners:   many  ofthnm seemed just lads, not much  i:gh! in them.    They seemed only too  giad   to   be   taken   prisoners.       One  thinr I saw impressed me very much.  A   Plane   caught  on   fire   just   above  yiid behind the trench we had taken  unci  wore holding,  bcf.i      occupuiics  fell  out,- and  came  down sometimes  head   first and sometimes  feet  first.  Tlu-y  must have fallen at least  8 00  to :>"<!0  feet.      The    machine    came  dov-n like a bird with a clipped wing,  it w������s a distressing sight.      I  have  bod   all   my   mail   forwarded   to   me  from Seaford.    You can tell the girls  to spud me all the stuff they want to,  put in anything they like.    It is not  v,-i'---> to send tobacco in very big tins  ps v:p are on the move a large part  of ������������������'���������������������������o  lime and we have net much  room  to pack stuff;   cake and  dried  fry'l is trood stuff to send.     A tin of  rn!c syrup would go good but there  ������s o-:o rhing that would be most ac-  r.v-ni>le of all, and that would     be  soin-j  good  Scotch  whiskey.     I   have  had a   jolt or two of rum, .but it is a  li'isl*  rich  for my  blood.     It nearly  tool"  mv breath away, the first time  i   took:  a drink of It.     A little of it  eo��������� a long way, but it is surely good  snifC to  warm    you  up  when    you  Your Ad. in This Paper  i  I  BECAUSE THE BI6XT PEOPLE ABE  LOOKING FOB YOUR AD.  If you COULD' (although, OF COURSE, you  oan't) stop every man you meet on' the streets  asd ask: <lDo you want to buy.a pair of shoes?'  (Or any other kind of goods) You might find  half a dozen who would Bay "Yes." Perhajws not  one of these, however, would want to buy the  article you want to sell.    .  If your advertisement, however, were to be  printed in these columns this week, it would  "stop" EVERY MAN IN TOWN WHO WANTS  TO BUY SHOES, OR CLOTHES, OR ANY  OTHER ARTICLE���������and it wouldn't "stop" anyone who didn't want to buy- That's the beauty  of tlie advertising way of findiag a fewyer. The  ad. finds the buyer through the staple proeatsis of  'being easily and readily found BY the taqwr-  ' And if, .amoag the prospective buyers of goods,  there is one to .whom your goods would be a bargain., and your ad. is a convincing one, you'll, sell  what you want to sell.  (THIS SPACE FOIfc SALE).     -  1HJY  OUB VICTORY BREAD  Deliciously line war bread, cakes and  roils and many forms of pastry leave  ��������� our ovens, fresh every morning.      No  need for you to fuss around a stove  with home baking.    Our Victory Loaf  ' is just as good as ever.  GROCERIES that are just as good as  the best on the market are, delivered  with our bread.  Having two good things in the house  BUY A VICTORY BOND and help to  win tlie war.  lltwime  No.  8-28038  LEE,   Groeer   and   BaKer  Llcenio  No.   B-1088  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  -1      -."8  Thoroughly Modern  ON'T  FORGET  THK  "SMOKES  V Oil TJfE  IJOVS  "OVER  THERE'  aro wet and cold. Thauk-thhe Lord  tlie'.���������prohibitionists have not been able  to do away with it. I don't mind  this life too bad; onet hing they feed  you pretty fair. Of course it is not  homo cooking by any means, but you  can get along on it all right.  "But .the'���������sleeping'part ..is not so  good.     When you are in the line, you  sleep sometimes in dugouts and some  times  in a cubbyhole in the side of  the trench, and sometimes we have  nowhere to lay our head, so it's cold  cold ground for him then.    You only  tako   your   ground   sheet   with   you  (.when you go Into a push, so you are  not liable to be too warm at night.  "I have, of course, met Arthur, we  had several great    chats    over    old  times;  he looks as good as the day  Iiq let homo;  lie is away in England  now on fourteen days leave. He is 0.  'C.'s groom,  but our 0.  C.  has been  promoted  and  Arthur  may  go  with  him   when, lie  comes   back.    .1   also  met Basil Topper.    He wished to be  remembered  to you.    I  was  talking  to Arthur one day when who sliould  come  up but Walter  Plumrldge. He  looks as hard as nails. Young Dona-  telli came to us on the last draft. He  is sitting beside me reading a letter  from  home.    The place we are in is  a pleasant little village; lots of trees  and a few ordchards.    A few of the  French people have returned to their  homes most of them keep little stores  DON  in the ruins of their homes and sell  egg3 and sundries lo the troops. One  thing that strikes me is that most of  these people are fair, some real  blondes and r was under the impression that the majority ot French people were dark.  "I was -iorry to hear of Mrs. Man-  zer's death. She was indeed a grand  type of good Scots  womanhood.  "With best love to you all at home  and kind remembrances to all my old  friends, ARCHIE."  Mission City Methodist church returned honra from England. He did  not get to France but did yeoman  service in England.  M-   MURPHY,   PROFRlETCr  HUNTINGDON.  B   C.  ORGANIZE IN DISTRICTS  WATLER SHARP AND E. JUDD  AMONG RETURNED  SOLDIERS  On Thanksgiving afternoon Walter  Sharpe returned homo to Mission  City after being away about three  years, lighting in France, where ho  was seriously wounded In the left  leg and walks with the aid of a stick  Otherwise "Walter" looks well and  ^'uela well. He was in the hospital  for a good many months, and will be  home for about fourteen days, after  which he will report at the coast. He  is delighted to be.home.  On Wednesday noon F. Judd who  has seen much lighting in France returned home feeling and looking  quite well. He was wounded in the  head but hopes that with the excellent medical aid he will soon be all  right again.  Rev. Mr. Scott, formerly    of    the  We notice every day the handicap  unorganized growers are up against.  When jobbers receive quotations  from individual shippers they seldom  accept them without the "Jew act"  or come back with a lower price.  This is often done when the quotations are a little under the market.  Jobbers know the hearts of the individual shipper. He knows they aro  trying to save the overload charges  of tlie Union and he usually bids for  this amount or more-���������and often he  gets it. We have no fault to find.with  the jobber, but the multitude of the  individual quotations is the lever  placo in the jobbers' hands^by unorganized growers, that upsets* the market, often without cause. The potato situation this fall is one of the  examples.���������Bulletin.  ABilTSFORO   DISTRICT BOARD OF  TRADE i  President, Hope Aianson   Secretary, N. Kill  -    of Abbotiiford, B. C.  Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  T* .',*T".T" r������"������ "-*-i- CIZ  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and feiit lands of  the district, and industries already established.  Hon. J. D. McLean, provincial secretary states that the provincial authorities may intervene in Vancouver���������all depends on the next few  days how the epidemic spreads.  The ladies should not smoke cigarettes these days of war. Give  them to the soldiers and use corncob pipes.���������Greenwod Ledge.  supply of mtop? Wrapgars for  Now is the time to g&t yow  summer moatfes. ���������     ������������������  Get tkem at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  *      ���������^:;T>-c������y^v-1.,,..-.-rr������ ..,  ���������**.!������:  tr\1-  .!-./,

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