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 ^  tf  V^^^7>  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Stair"  Vol. XL, No. 1.  ABBOTSFORD. B, C. FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 15,   1915  $1.00 per Year  NONE MORE DESERVING  THAN THE- ;  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  Last'week we published a long report of a speech in Victoria  delivered in the interests of the Canadian Patriotic Fund, but  from comments heard one would be led to believe'that for some  reason there seems.to be a great deal of misunderstanding with  reference to, the Patriotic Fund by ,many people, and an even  greater coldness and hostility. This should not be, for neither  Red Cross, Machine Gun, nor any other fund, no matter how important or worthy, deserves- the support that the Patriotic Fund  does. *   ,  ^ The object of the Canadian Patriotic Fund is simple and clear  It is to implement and increase the government separation allowance so that the wives and the children of the enlisted men  will not suffer during the absence of the bread-winner. The importance of maintaining and enthusiastically suporting this fund  " lies in the fact that because of this fund recruiting has been  arid will be to the end of the war stimulated and accelerated because'of it. When men have an assurance that their wives and  ��������� children are going to be comfortably preserved and kept in their  absence they, do not hesitate in the same way that they would  otherwise do.  If you assist the Patriotic Fund you are helping as a recruiting" officer. ' That.is why this fund is more important than other  funds���������your m&ney helps to put a- man in the field, it induces him  to recruit,, often.,it is the deciding straw that makes him enlist.  Therefore you are not merely giving of your money something  to maintain dependents, but you are directly and vitally assisting  in keeping up a fund which has had a larger bearing than aught  else in keeping up the lists of recruits. ���������"'"  -��������� ;-.The:fundds-in no wise opposed to the laudable "work; being  done by the I. O. D. E. and other laudable work, and it is not  necessary nor is it desired by any person trying to work for the  \ Patriotic Fund in Canada, that the women of Canada should  curtail for a single instant the work they are trying to. do for  Red Cross and other aims. The Patriotic Fund is most essentially up to the men of this and every other district. I  It has been said by many that the work being done by the  Patriotic Fund was a work that should be done by the government alone; that those who would not fight should be forced to  pay. If this be true of the Patriotic Fund it must be even truer  of the Red Cross, motor ambulance and machine gun funds.  Surely if it is the duty of the government, and the government  alone, to look after the wounded on the field and their comfort  and even more truly the duty of the government to see that the  men fighting are provided with.the necessary implements of war.  Yet the men who criticise the Patriotic Fund on this score are  loud in their approval of Red Cross and machine guns. If you  have no duty towards the support of. the Patriotic Fund, then  you can have no duty towards Red Cross or other funds. As a  matter of, fact there is a distinct duty on every loyal Canadian  to all these funds..      -   ,    '    \  If it is right and desirable that the money for this necessary  work should beCprovided by the government alone, that is, by  , financial conscription, it must be equally right and desirable that  the raising of the armies for the war should be also done by the  government by force. Those who will not pay, you say, should  be made to pay, so likewise the same reasoning holds good that  those who will not enlist should be forced to enlist. . That is  good Prussian doctrine,and when you talk that way you are talking good sound Prussianism. ' .  .  The Patriotic Fund is well founded on the British volunteer  system. That system is one of the chief things for which we are  fighting in this war. It is'the principle of individual liberty and  freedom from the oppression of our own country and state, as  well as freedom from,foreign yoke. And when you talk of the  government shouldering the responsibility for the maintenance  of the dependent wives and children, you are talking financial  conscription, and you are in line with Von Bernhardi and the  other apostles of Prussian militiarism, and should go the whole  way and in season and out preach that those who will not enlist  must be. drafted by the government.  If, on the contrary, you believe in the virtue and truth of that  supremest feature of British national" life���������the freedom of the  individual from the tyranny of the state, in the volunteer principle���������then you cannot dp otherwise than support the Patriotic  Fund and all it represents.  Locally, large contributions are not expected and are not necessary but what is needed is that you consent to contribute as  much as you can in regular monthly payments so that those who  have to worry out finances for this work will be able to rely upon  a steady income to pay off the steadily mounting claims for assistance that are coming in to them. In some cases these subscriptions should be at least $2 or $3 a month, in other cases all  that can- be expected would -be a dollar or even 50?S or 25# a  month. But there is ho question that all can without feeling it  in the slightest contribute regularly each month some stated a-  mount. A i  COMPLIMENTARY BANQUET  ,   ���������   One of. the most successful  events yetr'held in Abbotsford  was the c'omplmentry banquet  tendered to- Mr. ,S. -A.: Morley,  the bank manager "of������;the Royal  Bank on his]receiving promotion to,, Vancouver. , -; Professor  Hill-Tout qccupie'd the * chair,  and among'the guests were Mr.  and Mrs.;J. B: Miller of Clayburn, Reeye Munroe, Huntingdon; Mrs.VMcNeill, Mr. N. Robinson, Miss McLaren Mr. S. McLean and Mr. W. H. Williams  all of Vancouver. , A splendid  programme was rendered including piano duet by Mrs. Mc-  Gowan and'Mrs. Barrett; songs  by Mrs. McNeill Miss McLaren,  Mr. D. Blair, and Mr; E. A. Barrett. Recitations by Mrs. McNeill arid Mr. Noel Robinson.  Mrs. Barrett and Mr. D. C. Blair  were efficient accompanists.  During the evening Mr. Morley was the recipient of a handsome, nuggett pin and engraved  cuff inks. Speeches were made  by Prof. .Hill-Tout, Mrs. J. F.  Boyd, Messrs J. B. Miller; R. A:  Tretheweyjjj.. F.'Boyd, Reeve  Munroe,,: Hf-|^lanspn. Eighty  in; all sat "down" to: an excellent  supper purveyed by Mrs Firlotte  Mr. Morley has now been five  years in Abbotsford and all the  esteem in which he was held  in public affairs, and the high  esteem inw hich he- was held  was' acknowledged in the various speeches and by the enthus  iastic manner in which the com  plimentary banquet was taken  up.  PEARDONVILLLE*    NOTES  Mr. I. Stafford and Miss Lib  bie Whipple .both of , Everson  spent Sunday with the former's,  mother Mrs.;'J.?Stafford.  ,_ Mr. .Upton . of'.'Vancouver  spent the week-end with Mr. H.  Skip worth. ".���������''"���������".,     ,  A whist party was, given in  the Peardonville Hali by- Miss  Mable Peardon and Mrs. W. W.  Stafford, Saturday evening, Cct.  9th.. The guests present were:  , -Mr. and-Mrs. H. Llewellyn,  Mr. and Mrs: Skip worth, Mrs..  H. Hamre; Mrs. Butler; Miss G  Robertson;'Miss Shaw; Miss  Burrill, Miss Letitia Wampler,  ,Miss������ Salmon, Miss Evans; Mr.  C.-Wooler; Mr. Evans; Mr. Upton of Vancouver; Mr. Corning  Mr. F. Baines; Mr. .Gardner;  Mr. Joe Banas, Mr. H. Gardner  Mr. L. Wampler, Mr. Jack Banas; Mr. A. Peardon; Mr. W.  Welch; Mr. H. Peardon; Mrs. E  Welch; Mr. G. Peardon; Mr. B.  Robertson; Mr. E. Robertson;  Mr. A. Mundell; Mr.. W: W.  Stafford'  The first prize was won by Mr  E. Robertson of South   Alder-  SHALL IT DIE DEAD?  The secretary of the Board of  Trade has left our midst, his duties calling him to another town  and the Board���������or what .remained of it���������is now without a  ���������secretary. Shall we appoint a  hew secretary or let the board  go into the historical archives  of the once prosperous town of  Abbotsford on the map in the  done good service in the past,  and although some people,,may  think that its day of usefulness -  is,past, yet there will come lip  some work for a good live board  of trade in the future in this  town of Abbotsford. After, the  war is over and the reconstruction days come as they are sure  to come, a good live board will  be'of invaluable service to the  business men of the town. Everything will shortly take on a  new appearance after the Prussians have been told exactly  where they get off at, and the  Allies tell us to go ahead and  live the true life of an Anglo-  Saxon in peace days. The men  who compose our board then  may be different men but it is up  grove and the booby prize was, to,the present-residents to keep  wnri   riv-nVir" TT "<T������SW1nor - ';-7~TAlShntfcfrvrrT*nri  >Vfp' -Trin ri~iTi Hh f".~'  HUNTINGDON  -, Miss McMurphy is about a  week old and dad is still smiling  The regular monthly meeting  of the W. C. T. U. of Abbotsford  and district was held in St.  Paul's church Huntingdon on  Tuesday the 12th with a good  attendance.  The annual Thanksgiving offering' of the Auxiliary ' Women's Missionary-Society was  held in the Presbyterian church  Abbotsford on Wednesday 13th  when Mrs. A. Lamb of New  Westminster gave an interesting address on Missions in  which women are engaged in  Canada and in foreign lands.  Next Sunday at the morning  service in the Presbyterian  church the delegates to the recent S. S. convention will give  reports.  Miss E. M. Praeger, certificated  Maternity Nurse from "Queen  Charlotte's Hospital", London, England. Address General Delivery, Mission City.  Miss Maude Heatherington  was a visitor to New Westminster this week.   ������������������  won by \Mr." H.' Gardner  All enjoyed themselves    immensely.      Refreshments were  served and the guests finished  the ^evening dancing. '  Peardonville Hall is small,  But it's the best place of all.  To go to a ball.. j  Come one, come all,  At the very first call.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Thompson, a  daughter Emma, also- a niece,  Theliiia Stafford, all of Vancouver spent a few days with Mr.  and Mrs. C. C. Gardner.  Mr. Winfield Stafford of Al-  dergrove spent Sunday in Peardonville with his daughter Thel  ma from Vancouver.  Mr. H. Ryder of Mt. Lehman  was a visitor at the Peardon  home Sunday Oct. 10th.,  K \ Atofrotsf or 3:jbri.: lite' :mapT inthe:  meantime and a real live board ���������  is one of the best methods the  Post knows of.    Think it over  dear citizen and get Jbusy.;,  '' SCHOOL' MEETING-";'' ���������..  APPOINTED    ROAD  SUPT  .Reeve Munroe of Sumas has  been appointed road Superintendent of Chilliwack district.  A meeting of the Abbotsford  schol district will be held in the  school on October 23rd for the  purpose of electing two trustees  in place of Trustees Parton and  Trethewey who have resigned.  You know why they resigned  and now it will be up to the actual voter to put in two men to  assist the secretary* to look after the affairs of the school.  HELD DYKING MEETING  In accordance with the appeal made by the president of  the British Red Cross Society  that on Thursday October 21st  Trafalgar Day a special effort  be made in aid of the Red Cross  funds. The local branch asks  that any and all who can -will  contribute on that day and that  the money be sent to the treasurer, Mrs. Parton or the president, Mrs. Boyd to be forwarded to the Lieut-Governor of B.  C.  Mrs. Gazley is expected to re-  tarn home this week.     ,  The Telephone Company has  moved into their new quarters.  As the old school book verse says: ���������  "It's only a drop in the bucket,  But every-drop will tell,  The bucket would soon be empty,  Without a drop in the well."  Be a man, drop the German idea of conscript money and grasp  the idea that you are living in a free country, and that it is that  free and voluntary principle that is at stake, and then you will  understand why the Patriotic Fund is, and why it is not a, forced  government measure.    If you do understand that, there can be  no question but that you will support the funds just as far as  your own finances permit.  "FIGHT OR PAY" '"  "GOD SAVE THE KING."  It is interesting to note that  that His Dyking Commission:  ers held a meeting this week,  but Canadian soil was not the  place, of meeting. They just  simply went over to the Swail  Hotel, < Sumas, Washington, U.  S. A., where the ozone (?) is  said to-be more recuperative.  It is understood that the result of the meeting is that the  commisison will interview the  government to see if they can  got assistance in their dykin.?  scheme.  ANNUAL BAG SOCIAL  The Women's Auxiliary of St.  Matthews church will hold the  fifth anniversary social in the  Masonic hall on Friday evening  October 22nd at eight o'clock.  This will be a Bag Social and  a very cordial invitation is extended to all. Come and .have  a social evening and secure a  bag and help the W. A. in their  work. Remember the place and  date.    \  The Abbotsford Red Cross  branch has moved to rooms in  the Fraser "block, Mrs. Fraser  generously giving the rooms  free.  Mrs. Dan Smith gave a house  party on Thanksgiving to a  number of her friends. Among  those present were Mr. and Mrs.  W. Porter of Langley Fort, Mrs  J. Smith, Miss Porter of Murry-  ville. :  ^WMS^^ THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFOBD, B. C.  =9tes&s=  i--ar  mttl  THE ABBOTSFORD POST. ,  Published Every Friday by Tho Post Publishing Company  A weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Advertisiing  rates made  known  Our- Shibboleth���������Neither  J'. A. BATES,  on  application  for   nor   agin'   the   Government  Editor and Proprietor  RED CROSS APPEAL  FRIDAY, OCTOBER  15, 191.5  The submarine iiin.uiry has completed its wo^k. in-this province, and the commission has gone east; and may probably take  evidence in the east from the Electric Boat Company of New  Jersey, provided the company, will consent to send a representative to Canada.  To us the reading of the evidence of the various witnesses was  a rather tame affair and like ourselves there are no doubt many  people who did not know just what to make of it, and .for that  reason we have quoted several opinions from some of our coast-  papers which would seem to indicate that Sir Richard McBride  can now rest with a clear conscience, not having been proven  guilty of the graft that was imputed against him by hints from  those who were in opposition to him in politics. Personally we  never did believe it, but having heard it so often we began to  think that probably Sir Richard had fallen by the. wayside. It  is a relief to know that there is apparently 'nothing to it.'  The Vancouver World has the following to-say:  "There is no doubt there was an "emergency" on this coast  twelve months ago; and it was an emergency that simply had to  be met. One or two of the enemy's ships in the North Pacific  within easy reach of Victoria altered even the public taste, for  dollars. Protection was essential; for a few shells from German  warships thrown into Victoria would have been more expensive  than half-a-dozen submarines. '  "The public mind in Victoria too, was exercised���������in fact it is  not top much to say it was panicky. There were scores of. self-  constituted "field marshalls" and "admirals" in those days whose  activity varied inversely as their wisdom or efficiency. These  men niade life miserable for everyone in responsible office by  their divided counsels, unnecessary advice and unilluminative  criticism. They broke the health of a dockyard official. In conditions such as these it- must be admitted Sir Richard McBride  kept his head, worked with precision and despatch and when invited by the naval authorities gave his endeavors to meet an admittedly difficult situation. He met it, we think, adequately on  the whole���������more capable than any of his critics. And the evidence 'at the inquiry brought out no fact that touched his personal honor. - There is no gainsaying this and we can point to  it with all the greater force because we have no political views  to uphold and no brief wherefrom to speak on behalf of the Premier." ,  Then comes the Victorian���������the editor a life-long Liberal���������  with the following: ,  .,. "The submarine question is settled. Sir Richard McBride occupies today the same position in the estimation of the people  that he did before the submarines were purchased, with one exception. He has to a greater extent the confidence of the people  since it has been shown before an impartial tribunal that he had  . the courage to act upon his judgment, even if he did not have  the immediate support of the Ottawa government at the. time  that he made such an important move for the best interests of  the Canadian government as a whole, and the Canadian people,  living in the Western Coast Province. There are two phases that  should be imprinted upon the minds of every individual in British Columbia and Canada, phrases that should make an indelible impression unless the judgment and sense of justice is warped beyond the point of fairness. One was uttered by Sir Richard  McBride at the end of his conversation with Hon. Martin Burrell  Minister of Agriculture, and in consequence a member of Premier, Borden's cabinet, when Mr. Burrell expressed the opinion  that he thought the purchase of the submarines advisable but  that he of course could not guarantee the support of the Ottawa  government in the purchase. Sir Richard said, with characteristic promptness, "Then I will accept the responsibility myself."  The other was the statement made by Sir Charles Davidson, the  Royal Commissioner, in his preliminary remarks at the. opening of the proceedings, in explaining -the object of the Commission: "We are seeking the truth." Those who have known that  honorable gentleman in the past and those who met him here  and watched his method of procedure as Commissioner, will understand the full force of that statement. Politics, political  pull, prestige of individuals, power of place, all were as naught  to Sir Charles and his able assistant Mr. John Thompson, K. C."  Special Appeal Will Bee Made On  October  21st  Next.'  The  publication  of the following  letter will explain itself to our readers; . '.'  " London, Eng., Sept 29, 1915  Via Toronto Int., Sept 29-  His Honor the1 Lieutenant Governor  of the Province'of B; C.   .   '-,  ��������� Victoria,,  B.  C."'; T- '. -,.'���������' , .'<.  T beg to inform you' that- the ,-Bfitr;  ish' Red Cross Society and'the Order  of St. ~John in view of the great, demands upon their resources both in  France and the Near East have.decid-  ed to make an appeal throughout the  Empire by street and other, collections upon the twenty-first of October  next the money received  from  this  appear will be devoted entirely to-relieving the sufierings of our wound:  ed  soldiers  and  sailors  from  home  and overseas at tlie various seats   of  war from all parts of the Kings Domains we have already received generous assistance in    our    work    but  with the increase of British and Overseas Forces at the Front there is a  conrespondiing  increase   in   our     expenditure  and  we  shall     be    truly  gratedul-to you if you yill help us by  organinzing  an ^appeal  and  sending  the proceeds to  us for the objects  which I have named I shall be greatly  obliged  if you  will .kindly  coni-  munilate the. foregoing to pour Government.  Their Majesties the King and, the  Queen and Her. Majesty Queen Alexandria are giving us their gracious  patronage and I trust that you will  also be able ot see your way to help  ' . LANSDOWNE,  President of the British Red Cross  Society. .  83 Pall Mall London.  ferences, or had anything to do with  the negotiations. On the afternoon  of the 4till, ��������� Mr. Burrill was leaving  for the East. He had been in telegraphic communication with Ottawa,  and the Naval, authorities' had been in  ,cable. communication with the Admiralty.,- The latter had approved  of th>3 purchase, subject to the concurrence of ^Ottawa, but-up to the  time of leaving', jMr.-Bua-rill had not  received/, the necessary endorsation-,  although he supported andT'strongly^  'urged -the- purchase. At th'fs. stage  Sir Richard McBride "took the stand'  that in view of the defenceless   con  (Continued on Page Four)   ,  lgfg^l������(MlM!M  1  ���������QQEDE1E3DQQE1  smm  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral'Supplies  Phona Connection. Mission City |  si  " For the best job printing patronize the Abbotsforl Post. It is the only paper published for Abbotsford.  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B.*C  *     Meeting Held First Monday of Each Month  Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping, facilities and cheap power  or information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  \w the district, and industries already established,. .  'J  The people who appreciate the purchase of the submarine are  the residents of Vancouver and Victoria more than any other  residents of the province or dominion.  |[Drs. Gilbert ��������� Hanna-Anderson ������������������~k  ||  British    Columbia's      Leading       Dentists   18       ���������������  Batata  SAVE MONEY BY HAVING YOUR  DENTAL WORK DONE IN VANCOUVER  Our prices are about HALF those charged by other dentists  Our work is of the VERY BE"ST. ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN  OR  INCONVENIENCE.  Crowns, Plates and Bridgework a Specialty. When you  come to Vancouver be sure to come in for a FREE EXAMINATION AND CONSULTATION.    All Work Guaranteed.  Dr. Gilbert's RmisstkmAL Parlors  Second floor, {Dominion 8% ZQlhastinqs 5t. W. Cor. Cambie_  THE SUBMARINE INQUIRY  The following from the Victoria  Week will be interesting to our readers no matter what may be their politics. The fact that.an inquiry was  necessary, is of. vital interest to every citizen of the province, and comments will always be rlead with interest no matter whether one agrees  with the said comment or not, It  seems too' bad that the purchase of  two submarines for the protection cf  the Pacific Coast should be dragged  so far into politics, and without the  lullest and most thorough inquiry  being made, especially when it reaches the inquiry stage. The article  reads as follows:  "On August 4th, 1914, war was de-  clared between Germany and    England.    In- the early.,morning of August 5th,  1914, two .submarines    arrived in Victoria to, supplement    our  ���������coast defences..   . These    submarines  were purchased by the Dominion government'from  Mr.-'J. V.   Patterson,  President of the Satfcle Construction  and Dry Dock Company.    Their purchase has been the subject of investigation during the present week by a  Royal.Commission, ;Sir Charles -Peers  Davidson, of Montreal, when the following facts were elicited.      The purchase was first mooted to Sir Richard   McBride   by     Captain     Logan,  Lloyd's  Agent in Victoria.    Captain  Logan. had been informed at .an interview   with   Mr.   Patterson  at  the  Union'Club at which several of our  most  prominent citizens;    including  the     present     Lieutenant-Governor  were present., and at which the inadequacy of our. coast defences was  discussed, that there' were two submarines m Seattle, built for the Chilean Government, which might .bo a-  vailable for Canada.      No price was  mentioned.    A day or two later, the  Hon. Martin Burrill, Dominion Minister of Agriculture, -.vas in town, and  the matter was at once    taken    up  with him by Mi\ G. H. Barnard, M.  I., and the Naval Authorities at Es-  quimauit.    At this time.there was no  Admiral there, Ca.irain Hose was absent on a cruise, and the Chief Of-;  ficer was Lieut. Pilcher, R. N.    Consultations were held    hurriedly    in  which the Federal Minister took part  and at the urgent request of Lieut.  Pilcher,  steps were taken to secure  the submarines. .    In the Naval Office at. Esquimalt, in the presence of  Mr1. Burrill and Mr.  Barnard, Captain Logan telephoned to Mr. Patterson in Seattle, asking ,if the submarines were available,.and their price.  He got the reply that they could be  purchased   for   $1,150,000.    He   expressed surprdse, and the price was  verified over the telephone ^ by    Mr.  Burrill.    Suspicion was subsequently  aroused  in the office of the Victoria  Times because Captain Logan    had  ventured the opinion that the boats  might be acquired for $750,000. But  at  the  investigation  he sworle  that  this was only a guess. As he was fully corroborated on; this point,    the  explanation must be" accepted,    and  need not be pursued further. Lieut.  Pilcher.   representing the Navy, had  called Sir Richard McBride ,the Prte-  mier of the Province, into the various consultations which were held  and had urged him to render his val-  took any part whatever in the ���������'con-  uable assistance.      It was not until  request was made, that Sir Richairtd  A WASH IS A JOY  when one's bath room, is rendered  luxurious by our ornamental 'and  open work plumbing. It's'an .artistic triumph. Have the bath room  a joy. Let your plumbing arrangements be as santitary as the  latest developments of the art will  permit.    We'll show you the way.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery ������ldg\  Abbotsford  fe  gr   Nothing will  add more to  the pleasure of the friends an:d kinsfolk  at home.  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  R    C  taaafj  See me now about that Insurance  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  A.- McCallum  Abbotsford \^.  w  T.     THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  ' 'J-  PRINTING ABILITY  To assure patrons, of-printing a thoroughly appropriate and artistic product  requires both a theoretical and a practical knowledge���������in other words a mental  conception as well as a practical one.  Both are at your service,     j. . :" !/  BATES, The Printer���������JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  CUE -PRINTING  Is always good, because it possesses the  qualities that go to make up good Printing: correct topography, good press work  harmony of color and appropriate stock  selection���������these are all the earmarks of  Bates'  Printing���������the worth-while kind.  BATES, The Printer -JOB DEPARTMETN  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SERVICE  The shop is equipped, with every modern  device necessary for the execution of  ' high-grade Printing, and our working  , ; facilities are so ample that r prompt  service is. both a pleasure and a possibility..  BATES, The Printer; JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING SATISFACTION    /      ;;:"     __   '.  Years of practical, knowledge1 and an extensive and modern plant equipment assure  patrons a service that cannot be  surpassed.     A telephone call will place,  the order.     Our Number is 520."  If busy order by'phone.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PRINTING OF GREAT VARIETY  We are equipped to handle every kind  and quality of .Printing���������Business, Fruit  Growers; Fruit Lists, Publications���������in  from one to four.colors. Satisfaction  guaranteed or no charge is made for the  work, which can be returned.  BATES, The- Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  COMMERCIAL  PRINTING "'  .Such as Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads, Cards Circulars Statements and  ���������in fact anything in'the way of Printing���������will receive intelligent attention  and a thorough highgrade production  if left in our care.. ,  BATES; The Printer-���������JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good" Printing at Suitable Prices  POSTER PRINTING <  We. print large and small Posters of all  kinds���������any color of paper or ink. Our  prices for this kind of work is cheaper  than in the cities, and the quality of pa-  . per and ink is just as good. No rent to  *    pay is part of the secret.  BATES, The Printer������������������JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  PUBLICATION  PRINTING "^w\  i  We have unrivaled facilities for executing all kinds of Printing, as is attested  by the large amount of Printing we have  handled in the last seven years. Quality  of work unsurpassed, and delivery in  time assured.  BATES, The Printer JOB DEPARTMENT  The Home of Good Printing at Suitable Prices  |������     e,  j  Hub Square  'roves - Profitable  ���������, Mission City  PRINTER AND PUBLISHER  m  fSS  AS THE,.ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD/ B.C.  ..-������������������*-*   ,- .���������*. c,'  h'-  Mr. .Hill successor to Mr Morley in. the Royal Bank is at his  post in the bank here.  The Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian- church will hold their  third annual Hallawe'en dinner  in the Gazley block, Saturday  October 30lh from 5 to 8 p.m.  Home Cooking Sale in connection.  Admision to supper 25^  SUMMAKINJK   JXQUIKY  (Contined from Pape 2)  dition of tlie const, and the urgent  request of the Naval Authorities, ho  should proceed to purchase the sub-  , marines on behalf of the Province  whether    the    transportation     were  consummated by Ottawa or not. To  ensure this being clone, he procured  the necessary order from lieutenant  Governor Patterson, and made every  preparation to consummate the deal.  Captain Logan was S'snt.to Seattle  and- on the night ol" tlie 4th the sub-  . marines were brought to the International Boundary lino  there examined  by'Commander Jones, R. N. R., accepted, paid for by Provincial Government cheque, and brought into  Esquimalt harbor. It -is not necessary to traverse all the evidence, but  it is especially necessary to have a  concise clean-cut statement of tlie  manner in which the boats were acquired. The Week does not propose to discuss the question of the  necessity for acquiring them; that is  sufficiently demonstrated by three  circumstances: The question of the  Naval authorities, the panic-stricken  condition of tlie inhabitants as shown  in the evidence given by our leading  bankers and ' merchants, and the  known inefficiency of our defences. It  will be nlore profitable to glance at  the attitude of the Victoria Times  and the Liberal Association towards  the transaction. Realizing the .invaluable service rendered to British  Columbia through the prompt' and  courageous action of Sir Richard McBride. and fearing its influence, the  Times and its advisers conceived the  idea of turning the incident to political account; and proceeded to do so  in the most approved style of political banditts.    A plan was hatcheed to  liscredit the Premier. Two Ameri:  can detectives were engaged, not to  ascertain the facts, but to secure the  same kind of paid-for evidence as the  German spies have been delivering  to their master. These detectives  way-laid workmen of the Seattle Con-  structioji Company with a view to  bolstering up a cas'a against the quality and calibre of the submarines.  Officers of tlie local Liberal Association communicated their slanderous  .suggestions and innuendoes, for they  never had tlie manliness "to make'a  definile charge, to ihe Toronto. Globe-,  to the Hon. William Pugsley, of saw  dust and dredging fame and to-other  discredited politicians "at. Ottawa,  who' wore capable Of sharing their delight at the prospect of smirching  the fame .of the man who had kept  tlieni in the cold shades of opposition  .for -thirteen  yqars,  and  looked  like  keeping them there .for another thirteen. The Toronto Globe and the.Ottawa politicians made a lot of fuss  ���������in the capital, and Mr. Pugsley distinguished himself on the iloor of the  House. -   The aid of-tho-Auditor-General was invoked and-he was induced  to cast a doubt on the financial! aspects of the transaction, but anyone  who   saw   him   in   court  at  Victoria  must realize that the poor old gentleman is more to be pitied than blamed  and.that he was simply made a tool  of by designing meiii.    For a year or  more the Victoria Times has continued to cast reflections on the connection  of the .Prem/ler with  this transaction.    The reflections have always  been .innuendoes,  but they have al-  ways been sufficiently pointed to include the suggestion of graft.    Now  that the enquiry is over, The Times  shirks the issue;  neither it nor the  Liberal  Association has the courage  to  stand   by fits guns.,They  put  forward no witnesses, and they failed to  accept the invitation  twice .given by  the  Commissioner  to   come  forward  themselves.    They evade the responsibility of answering    the    evidence  submitted by'suggesting that the enquiry is not yet concluded, which a-  niounts to adopting a subterfuge on a  technical point, when the main issue  has already been covered.'    The criticism offered in the columns of The  Times raised two 'issues:  An alleged  defect in the submarines themselves,  and the paying of too big a price. On  the first pO'int. we have the conclusive evidence of    Commander    Jones,  Lieut. Keyes and Admiral Storey that  the submarines have never developed  any defect, and that they are in perfect condition.    On the second point  it only remains to be said that while  they   we're   originally   built   for   the  Chilean   Government   on   a   contract  price of $750,000; they were sold to  Canada for $150,000 less than agents  of the German' Government were prepared to give.    The Electric Boat Co.  of New Jersey insisted that Mr. Patterson should get this price ($1,300,-  000), but for reasons which need not  How About Your  A FIRM IS OFTEN JUDGED  BY ITS STATIONERY. WHY  HAVE CHEAP PRINTING  WHEN WHEN YOU CAN  GET NEAT PRINTING DONE  ON GOOD PAPER AT THIS  OFFICE, ALMOST AS CHEAP  AS PLAIN PAPER, BRING IN  Y; OR-ORDERS FOR  Letter Heads, Envelopes,  Heads, Statements,  Invoices, Labels, etc.  AS THIS PLANT IS THE ONLY UP-TO-DATE PLANT IN  THE DISTRICT ORDERS CAN  BE FILLED WHETHER BIG  OR SMALL, AND AT PRICES  AS REASONABLE AS IN   THE  CITIES JUST AS GOOD AS  WORK TOO. IF YOU HAVE  A LARGE  Poster or Dodger  IT  CAN BE DONE  AT  THIS  OFFICE ON SHORT NOTICE.  HAVE THE FRASER VALLEY RECORD    SENT  TO YOUR FRIENDS.   $1.00 Per Year.  Printer and Publisher  MISSION GIT Y,B. C.  If you are looking .or a situation  a Claoslfl������.d; Want Ad. la tho key  whloh will unlock the door to tho  prlvato office of the bualnosa rnan.  Ho is too busy to Interview all  promiscuous callors, but you can  catch his attention and secure  an appolntmont by a "Situation  Wanted" ad. .  ��������� G . ' 1,5  FOR SALE���������One of   the   best  -.Business  Sites in  the  busy  cily of Abbotsford. Apply to  II. C. FRASER, Suswap Ave.,  Salmon Arm, 11. C.  "ROUGH ON It ATS" clears out Rats  .Mice, etc. Don't Dio in the House.  ��������� 3 5c and 25c, at Drug and Country  Stores.  LIQUOR ACT, 1910  (Section 41)  Notice is hereby given tha,t  on the first day of December  next, application will be made  to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal of the  hotel licence to sell liquor by  retail in the hotel known as  the Abbotsford Hotel, situate'at  Abbotsford, in the Province of  Vritish Columbia.  Dated this 17th' day of September, 1915.  '       A. J. HENDERSON,  Applicant.  For Rent A ������five roomed  house. Apply to Mrs. Milstead:  BUTCHER  Pork, Mutton, ?kef, Veal, Pork Sausages,   Wieners  and Balogna always on hand.     Fish every Thursday  aBajragraiWMttiaiTOimMtiwwi^^ vumjumwrrto  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly first-class in every respect.    The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES.  $1.50  TO $2.00  PER.DAY  | A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  be questioned, he preferred to .close  the transaction with the Canadian  Government and to secure a aura  which covered all liabilities on the  boats and left him an apparent margin of $40,000. ��������� That $40,000 represented the.sole commisison or profit on the transaction. Mr. Patterson jswore that no one shared it with  him' and that out of it he paid  all the expenses which amounted to  no inconsideable item. In fairness  to Mr. Patterson it should be stated  that he produced in Court sworn  statements which accounted for every dollar of the money except the  $40,000. Possibly, even the Victoria Times will consider, on reflection,  PRIVATE GREETING CARDS  FOR CHRISTMAS  ��������� -I-  Fresh Groceries and Fresh Bread  ��������� Our stock of groceries are always   fresh  from  the  wholesaler.    Our bread is delivered  right from the'  baker's oven.     That's the reason our business   is  being built up with satisfied customers.  When you want Flour, Groceries or Bread,  see :  ALBERT LEE, .Grocer and Baker  ABBOTSFORD,       -       -    ......    _       -  B. C.  A pleasant and "inexpensive  way to remember your circle of  friends and acquaintances" at  the Christmas season is to"mail  them Private Christmas Greeting Cards.    We have some  Magnificent Samples  at this office to choose from.  The price is no-.more than you  would pay for the ordinary  Christmas Cards and in addition to this you have your-choice  of the wording and also your  name printed "on the card as  well.  Call at the Fraser Valley Record Office at any time and look  over these samples and note  the reasonable prices.  Last year we did quite a business, and a great many pleased,  customers sent out their own  Private Greeting Cards. ���������  It is desired that all orders  be received as quickly as possible in order to insure early and  prompt delivery. .."��������� Now is a  good time.  All English made Cards.  FRASER VALLEY RECORD  Hub Square     -     Mission ;City  that' there' was not enough left to  "buy" any big public man, certainly  not if the price of Libera] grafters in  "house of. cards" falls to the ground  and once more Victoria Times and  and once more he Victoria Times and  the leaders of the Liberal Party in  Victoria stand discredited by themost  disreputable conspiracy with which  even they have been associated. No  fair- minded man. will deny that the  transaction is fully and satisfactorily  accounted for. and that Sir Richard  McBride emerges from the enquiry  with the utmost credit and distinction. This is no time to moralize, or  much might be said of tho lesson  which the whole incident teaches, but  this much must be said���������that the  (sound sense, the judgment, and tiifi  patriotism of the Premier were never  better exemplified than when he had  both the courage and the sagacity to  push through a transaction which undoubtedly saved Victoria from disaster. Sir Richard has emerged from  disaster. Sir Richard has emerged  from one"tribunal with honor; whenever he "cares to appeal to the widf.r  tribunal of the Electorate, the^e in  little doubt that the Libeial Party  Avill realize to a far greater extent  than would have been posa'thle how  greatly their leaders have blundered."  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  Carriage and Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  HUNTINGDON B. C.  Robson Bros.  Poultry Tonic  ���������and���������  Lice Powder  Abbotsford Feed Store  exandna  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  .Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C  ii  m  I  lit  {���������������S%i3.


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