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 IV-   ���������������  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  aasaum  Vol. IX., No. 3.  4BB0TSF0RD, B, C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1914  8  $1.00 per Year  SB  r  :%  That's what you pay for and that's what you get   by  dealing with us.    We will   always make, it  a point to secure the best the market    can   supply    us   in  Groceries,. Fruits, Canned  . Vegetables  and  Boots  Prompt and careful delivery service  to all  parts of town.  We are ALSO Sole Agents for Purity Flour; We also  ,ndle Five Roses, Royal, Standard and B. and K; Flours  MATSQUI COUNCIL MEETING  L  loneer- otore  i  j;  J  A reivular meeting of tho Matsqui  council was h'elci in the agricultural  hall at Gilford on Saturday, October  10th, with the reeve in the chair and  all members of the council iu attendance.  The collector and treasurer present  ed a statement of the receipts and  expenditures as follows: <���������  Total taxes collected, including interest $16,501.8*9; Miscellaneous receipts   $954.01;   total   $17,92G.90.  Total expenditures $27,926.29.'  ���������   Loans    from    Bank    $16,500.00;  Loans paid to,Bank $6,500.'00; Balance due' Bank $10,000.00.  Loans made to school board in '14'  $3,050.00; Loans'of 1913 still unpaid  $i;500.00; Total' amount due from  school board $4,550.00.  . Outstanding appropriation contracts and estimated .expenditures to  the end of"1914 .$3,302.00; Balance  in  Bank  $1,029.61.  .  Communications Received  From' Vancouver General Hospital  asking' payment of hospital charges  alleged due against Thomas Thompson of Mt. Lehman amounting to  $48.00   Laid 'over.  From-Clayburn Company Limited  re pipe for' ditch' from the south end'  of the Bell road to the Slough. Laid  over.  Resolutions  Melander-Beaton, that the following, persons .be appointed Municipal  Police Officers, Jan McPherson, John  Croy, Henry 'Frederickson and Fred  Hansen.    Carried.  Melander-McCallum,. that   Mr.   J.  LeFeuvre be engaged to prepare the.  Voters' List in accordance with the  amended Municipal Elections Act, he  to be'paid $3.25  per day.     Carried.  MATSQUI SCHOOL fiOARD MEETS  The regular meeting of the Matsqui school board was held in the agri  cultural hall at Giffordon Wednesday  evening/ October 7th,  1914.  All members of the board were  present with the chairman presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read and on motion approved.  Communication was read from Mr.  James Gibson, treasurer, stating total  of school taxes 'collected to date was  $4 811.00. Filed.  , From Smith, Davidson & Wright  quoting prices of school supplies, etc.  Filed.  From Miss Gimlett and Miss Frances Trethewey re matters in reference to the schools they are in charge  of and which will, be arranged for  by  the  board.    Filed,  Mr. DeLong, inspector of schools  was present at the meeting and objected to the board considering his  report as unfair in reference to the  request that a high school of one  room be opened- at Matsqui village.  ' Mr.. Cruickshanks, chairman,- replied that. that he would speak on  the matter for the board and challenged .that the report could not be  proven other than unfair, as in- the  inspector's- report that an .attendance  if this high school were opened,  would be only about<��������� ten pupils and  which proved that the request was  not properly investigated, the residents of Matsqui village were of the  same opinion as.the trustees and had.  voluntarily subscribed the .necessary  money -to. carry- 'on'-the High -School-  classes until the Education'Department recognized the right of Matsqui  village claim for a High School, as  he daily attendance was not less than  22 pupils, eligible for High School attendance. The chairman advised the  inspector to now go and,.find the ac  COMING ENTERTAINMENT  A Patriotic concert will be given  in the Alexandria Hail on Friday ev-r  ening the 23rd in aid of the Belgians  The concert ought0 to be well patronr  ized as there is great and urgent  need among the brave Belgians of  whom many have taken refuge in  London.  A conference on Missions will be  held in the Presbyterian church on  Thursday the 22nd at 11:30 a.m. and  3 and 7:30 p.m. Principal MacKay;  D; D., of Vancouver is to be present  at the evening r>3ting.  The  Westminster  Presbytery  will  hold its next regular meeting in the.  Presbyterian  church  here  on  Tuesday Nov.'10th.'  ANOTHER PATRIOTIC CONCERT  There will be an invasion of talent,  notable in musical realms at ������������������Abbotsford next Friday when Vancouver  and New Westminster artistes of distinction arrive to contribute .to,the  first class programme being arranged  by those responsible for the, Patriotic concert. The proceeds ��������� will be  sent to ,a fund for the relief'Of the  gallant'Belgians.. All resident.*! at  the district should be present.  ANNOUNCEMENT' OF '  PRUNING SCHOOLS  During the spring of 1914.'the.Horticultural Branch of the Department  of ��������� Agriculture conducted-' -pruning  schools, 25 in number at a number of  points in the province. - As > these,  schools provel to be very helpful  to ;tlie fruitgrowers, the Department  has decided to offer them again.  The  Department    of-   Agriculture  will  provide   a   competent   instuctor  ._ _  , ,   , .   . , ��������� . and pay his.expenses.,   The local ad-  !St 5    ,    I J������*e.d'"nay'  be\ng  tual attendance at the Matsqui village  minisiration Gf the pruning schools  SSEOaazaSaSSBSEBBBOBBBBBBZ  ��������� mm wwmw  "jjHr -w',1 ,mmni-.'.f  NO SHOOTING ON MATSQUI  Notices are being posted up in the  - Matsqui municipality that no shoot-  ��������� ing or hunting will be,allowed within  the municipality on the Sabbath day  .The notice also states that all par-  ties found committing such deeds on  .Sunday will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  The municipality has secured the  right from the Attorney-General to  prosecute for the breaking, of the  Sunday Act, and being backed up by  the powers at the command of the  government,-it may prove - a- costly  day's sport for the fellow who is  caught.  It. is the general opinion of the  residents of the country districts  that this act should be enforced It  is very often found that this Sunday  shooting proves a very costly thing  to ��������� some of the farmers,' as it has  happened in several cases that cows  have been shot; besides the way some  of the city guys who come out -with  a gun and a bottle of joy is a very  dangerous thing to the people who  wish to be present at a church service  of any kind; or wish to visit a neigh  bor. It has probably get to that  stage when it is unsafe to be outside  on Sunday. It is worse than having  the mad Uhlans of the Grman Emperor abroad,,for some of the city guys,  con hit something sometimes.  The same law is in effect- on the  Sumas prairie.  The recklessness of a few has cost  the pleasures of many to be put a  stop to.  PERSONALS  A letter regarding Hollowe'en- has  been received, but as no name is attached we cannot publish it. Send  the name along.  oposed-to the wages being paid,, sta-  school and-if his report was hot.cor-  The B. C. Provincial Sunday school  met in Victoria on the 14th and 15th  and 16th of this month. Mrs. J. L.  Campbell and Miss Grace Kennedy  are delegates .from the Presbyterian  Sunday School of Abbotsford.  Mrs.  Ben Nelson is visiting  daughter in- Victoria this wreek.  her  The Fraser Valley Ministerial. Association- met oh Monday last in the  Manse here.' Messrs Conn, McDiar-  mid, Millar and Alder were present.  An interesting discussion on the book  of Revelations was led by Mr, Campbell.  Mr. Keen representing the Kent  Pianolo of Vancouver was in town  this week.  Miss Lockerby of Vancouver spent  the week end at the Manse.  The Board of Trade dicided to take  in the Patriotic Relief Fund and any  persons wishing to contribute may do  so by having their contributions left  with Mr. Morley of the Royal Bank.  Local baseball fans, their friends  and ladies had a fine time at the  dance on the evening of Thanksgiving Day:  Wedding bells are to ring on Saturday of this week, for a prominent  citizen, of the town.  The B. C. E. R. have been doing  good business in the sale of locally  manufactured shingles, large shipments having been despatched to the  States and Eastern Canada.  That Mr. Tim Mcllroy has a warm  regard for the neat appearance of  the town has been emphasized during  the past few days at the site of the  recently burned Commercial Hotel.  The place is being cleared and levelled off, and generally made presentable, and later will be put under  cultivation.  ting that he considered that $3.00  was sufficient for such ��������� work, with  Which the reeve agreed.)  McCallum-Melander, that on receipt of sufficient funds realized from  the loans made to .the .school board  the sum of $1,000.00 be paid to the  Bank of Montreal as part payment of  the -loans made under authority of  the ."Temporary-Loan By-Law, 1914"  Carried.'  Satchell-Melander, that Coun. Beaton be authorized to expend in repairs: $10 on the Page road; $40 on  the Rottluff road; and $200 on the-  Rottluff road. ���������    Carried .  Melander-McCallum, that the Patriotic Ball and Concert be -postponed  from October 16 to October 30th, and  that the Patriotic Committee arrange  the program and price of admission  Carried.  Mr.. E. Wilmann addressed the  council on the necessity of enlarging  the box drain on the Riverside road  He was informed .that the council  could consider the drainage of the  road only and further that there was  no money available for any work  other than repairs actually necessary  It was feared that the council would  go out of office owing the Bank  $9,000.  Bills Presented for Payment  Henderson & Taylor, surveying the  Ross road $46.10, Mercer road $55.-  95, Total $102.05.  . Waiter Towlan cutting the thistles  on the Towlan road 3.00; F. Wooler  cleaning ditches on the Peardonville  road $7.75.  King road, Ward I.���������C. Chittick,  $20.00; George Hancock $12.00; C.  B. Hill-Tout $35.00; P. Flond, $9;  W. Mouldy $13.00; R. Higginson $11  Total $100.00  Pemberton road, Ward 2.-���������R.  Brough $10.30; N. Brough $10.29;  total $20.59.  Olaf Nelson, contract on the Bell  road $18.00; The Columbian Company, advertising $6.30; James Gib-  rected it would be necessary to ask  that another inspector make an examination for the department of the  actual work now going on in reference to  High School instruction.  A motion was passed instructing  that. the- secretary should visit the  Jubilee school and arrange "for the  necessary repairs to buildings and the  grounds; also that a reward of $25  be offered for information of the party or parties guilty of improper' writing on the school buildings at Peardonville.  That the minutes cf the previous  meetings be adopted as read.  That accounts as read be passed  for , payment.  The meeting then adjourned to the  call of the chairman when the next  meeting would be held.  PERSONALS  Thrashing has been carried- on extensively during the last few days  Unusual activity in this work is noticed at ranches in the Yale road  vicinity and Matsqui.  This week a G. N. R. gang was  busily engaged ballasting the road  bed between this town and Coldbrook  Fire Warden J. Vanetta has removed to one of the homes owned by Mr.  James Higginson, on Hazel Street.  The W. A. of St. Matthews' church  held . their regular bi-monthly "At  Home" on Thursday at the residence  of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Boyd.  son, bounties paid $4.55; underpayment on cheque No. 3149, $1.00;  postage $2.25; expenses re audit $6.-  45; exchange paid on cheques $2.80  F. H. Randolph, in lieu of cheque  No. 3011 cancelled $3,75.  Melander-McCallum, that the bills  be passed for payment and cheques  be issued therefor.    Carried.  The council then adjourned to  meet in the municipal hall Saturday  November 10th at 10 o'clock in the  forenoon.  will  be placed  in  the  hands of responsible local body;such as.the Farmers' Institute,..the Fruitgrowers As-  socition, or the Board of Trade;*who  will :be responsible for'the-guarantee  of a minimum- of eight pupils,'- (but  not morethan  12)   with the. proper  qualifications, at.a-fee of $2 each, to  take  ten - lessons- of  three  hours  a  lesson, the schqoliextending'oyer five  days'.      Where the number of.pupils  in adistrict    justifies,    two    pruning  schools  may  be  arranged    for,    in  which the minimum guarantee will  be sixteen pupils, and not over twenty  four    The local organization will also provide an orchard or orchards,  where the instructor may hold the  pruning classes, and a hall or room  where the classes may- be held.  Besides the actual .practice in the  orchard of which the' course will consist chiefly, where the pupils will  prune trees under the supervision of  the instructor, there will be lectures  on the theory, of pruning as-related  to the formation of fruit buds,, and  to plant growth, also the subject of  top grafting undesirable varieties  will be dealt with, along with many  other points of interest.  The pupils will provide their own  pruning schols, the necessary tools be  ing a palr(of pruning shears, a .saw  and a pocket whetstone. A pruning  pole and a light ladder may also be  necessary for large trees.  The Department expects that the  instructor will be met on his arrival  by some responsible person, who can  provide him with all the necessary  information, so as to get the school  under way without loss of time.  It hardly seems necessary to present to you the important advantages  to be gained from a pruning school  Pruning is one of the Important operations in the porduction of first-  class fruit, and one on which the or-  chardlst cannot have too much information.  W. E. SCOTT  Dep. Min.  R. M. WINSLOW  Prov. Horticulturist  'i-^'.:.'K-mT.;������.CT3fivX'^;y,^;:^^^^  MJi-lJi.  py?  JfiS THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. &  'rWTr  ,r^i������g.r.-r������r:....f/n.���������.  ������^ac  -Brnmrwy  THE ABBOTSFORD POST.  Published Every Friday by The Post Publishing Company  A .weekly Journal devoted to the interests of Abbotsford and district  Our  Advertising  rates  made  known   on  application  Shibboleth���������Neither   for   nor   agin'   the   Government  FRIDAY, OCTOBER ICth, 1914  Antwerp is "one of- the bent/fortified cities of  Europe and is- situated on the right bank of the  lower Scheldt River, 27 miles by rail from Brussels, and is tlie main military bulwark of Belgium.  Tho docks and quays stretch along tlie river front  and are principally at the north end of the city,  in 1899 the Belgian government voted 20,000,000  francs for the extension of the quays to 9 3-4 miles  The river bed has been dredged so as to give a  widtli of 1,150, feet and a minimum depth of 26 ^4  feet right up to the quays. Vessels with a tonnage  of nine million visit the port annually, and, an  addition of some S\vq million tons reach the city  from the interior by river and canal, it is situated.  about '40 miles from the sea.  'Antwerp is-also quite a manufacturing centre,  being engaged in diamond-cutting, ��������� wool-washing,  sulphur-refining, tho manufacture of candels, waxcloth, thread, etc., brewing, distilling and shipbuilding. The present prosperity of Antwerp dates  back as far as 18 63, when Antwerp brought back  from the Netherlands the right to levy Scheldt tolls,  and declared,.the navigation of the river free to all  nations. The annual trade amounts to over five  million dollars, of which approximately two-thirds  are imports. ,  Napoleon thought Antwerp would be'.a great  naval base; now' Emperor William thinks it a  great zepplin base to fight "Merry Old England"  80% of the population of Canada are native born.  ' Mr. Joseph Martin has returned to the Liberal  fold, so he says,' and produces a letter from Sir  Wilfrid' to that effect. Once upon a time Joseph  produced a leter to the people of British Columbia  purporting to be from Sir Wilfrid. That one was  a frost, aril fooled some people in B. C, who gave  the then Premier Martin support. What is the  object of this letter during a time of truce?  There is no English nation. When speaking of  the people of England as a nation it would be well  to say the British nation. This will include the  English, the Scotch and the Welsh. The other day  ���������we read-an article which spoke of -the English  Highlanders. . It may sound nice, but it is not correct. :   Remember history.  - As everyone knows, the British Empire is a union  of free nations, over which floats the Union Jack,  ���������recognized the world over as the emblem of liberty  and freedom, and it is very galling to the other  members of the Union when speakers or newspapers situated in one particular part of the Empire  arrogate to themselves the distinctive name of the  forces of the Empire, the Army and Navy. ' In  official Communication the term British is invariably'  used, and [the example should be" scrupulously fol'-'  lowed both in public and in private conversation  when the reference intended is ^o. be.,the British---  EmpireVor, the" British isles "as a whole:    -  .  ? DIVIDING THE  SPOILS  , By Dr. Frank Crane, in New York Globe  ' When the kill is over the dividing of the spoils  will come. Already there are intimations of what  the several conquerors will demand, all assuming  that Germany is to be defeated.  )��������� Among the suggestions there is one' that deserves especial mention, as it brings out a vital  point in the whole matter. It is that Germany shall  be lismembered, each of the victorious Allies taking  its share of Germany territory:  Whilethis preposterous proposition will not even  be considered by the nations, yet it represents a'  dangerous and vicious principle.  '   That principle is that the people of one language  and of one blood should be governed by an alien  nation' or state.  The possession by" one nation of etrritory inhabited by people of. another race has always been a  mistake. = It.has caused unceasing trouble, and has-  been frequently provocative of war.  ; The only sane and just rule is that the people of  one race, breed, language and customs be grouped  into one state.  To parcel Europe out rationally, therefore, all  Germans should be under German government, the  Poles under Polish, Russians under Russian government, and so on. '  ��������� Even more important than this is the principle  that every state should say for itself how and under  whom it shall be governed.  i It may be right to wrest Alsace-Lorraine and  German Poland from Germany, but the German  fatherland should remain intact. . The Germans  . are among the foremost races of earth, and freed  from the curse of militarism will become again  leaders in the world's advance in culture and commerce.  .- The dismemberment of Poland was a crime a-  gainst humanity, and at the close of this war that  country should once more be given auotonomy and  Independence. No more magnificent acf of independence could be done by the allies than this.  -, Among the Balkan states each nationality should  have its independence.  ��������� The small states of Europe are of the utmost  value.  The real battle between nations is' a battle of  fecundity, of out populating power, of racial enterprise, and toughness of stock. >  Eliminate the armaments, cease deciding matters by cannon, and this silent battle of the survival  of the fittest will go on, a peacefuul, normal, helpful conflict, where the victory goes to those who are  tlie most helpful, capably, aud just, and not to  those who are the most brutal fighters.  If the final treaty of peace arranges the territory of Europe with justice to the people them-  A teacher in one of the public  schools asked the teacher to write a  sentence which would introduce the  word "anonymous" explaining to  them the word meant - "without a  name" When the papers were handed  in this startling sentence met' her eye  "On my way to school this morning  1 saw an anonymous cow."  selves, shutting out all claims of fretful .dynasties,  the-arrangement will  stand..   But  if  peoples  are"  again to be made pawns of royal houses, the prizes  of in/lamed national ambitions, sooner or later the  whole issue will have to be fought out again.'  Antwerp has been taken by the Germans in'a  much shorter time than many of us supposed. It  may not make much for the Germans in the present war but there is no doubt it will have the impetus of strengthening the German military authorities with the populace of that country. The  Germans had to conquer some part of the country  where the war is raging and now that Brussels  and Antwerp have botli' been taken, paying large ���������  war indemnities, the German people in the midst  of their dilemna will have something to rejoice o\ er',  ���������having as it were from a Gorman standpoint  defeated the Allies the German (press will be able  to place the people on tlie pinnacles of joy for a  while.  ��������� Napoleon, during his war in which he was after  "the nation of shopkeepers" thought at first that  Antwerp would' be a good base from which to keep  a pointed pistol at the British nation, but later he  abandoned that idea as impractical; so will the  Prussians,  after a little thought.  EASTERN HUMORIST LETS LOOSE ON WAIt  The European war is like unto the Magazine  story���������is continued in our next. The slaughter of  the "Innocents" still goes on. . When will be the  enl; and what shall the* issue be? Echo answers  "When  and Where?"  "Man's inhumanity to man niakes countless  thousands mourn" (This is. not from the Germans) Every engine of destruction; every monster  of murder, which the ingenuity-of man can suggest and the omnipresence "of' the devil utilize, is  working full time, with fatal effect, day and night  in the sky, on the earth, and in the other place  as well. Satan seems to have had'his chain lengthened by some links and is playing "gclf" like himself,, getting the world generally into a hole.  History repeats itself with very much accuracy.  Sacred history teaches us that the "Art of War"  must have been practised extensively in the days of  yore. They had not the improved methods of  manslaughter now' in use, but did very well with  the bow and arrow, sword and-spear, stone- and  sling. What we now need is the plowshare and  the   pruning  hook. ... .   ... ..   '.    ���������'���������'" ;.  ���������David was an expert, a sharpshooter, Goliath'  'underestimated David and was probably much surprised when that pebble hit him. ^Su'eh- a thing had  not occured to his mind, or entered his head before  Now ff Goliath had been a baseball player and had  seen David getting that curve on^ he would have  clucked and made ah ome run but it was the fortune of war, and he lost his head. David had  heaps of trouble afterwards, but he became King  David, lived to a good old age, metered the Book  of Psalms, numbered the people, an did many other,  good Acts.      "And, he died" Selah.  King David had a friend whose name was Hushai ���������  It was Hushai who said unto Absalom, "God save  the King" "God save the King"���������so'say we all.  We don't need the Kaiser, ."Whom the gods  would destroy��������� they first make mad." Mohamet  and the Kaiser were (or are) similarly afflicted  ���������a sort of- King's' evil and a special variety of  swelled head "made in Germany" The Kaiser had  a very bad attack lately, and is more likely to retreat than recover. When he dies' he will be a  . nice ornament to somewhere and it may not be.  heaven. Perhaps the Mental Hospital at Coquitlam.  It was' King James the second who said that  he could make a duke or a knight, but that it  took the Lord Mimself to make a gentleman.  The whole world, as well as Germany could dispense with the present (Mad Mullah. Germany  has had some good emeperors. ' Charles the Fifth  was one. In striking contrast was his career to that '  of the present Kaiser. .Charles the Fifth was a  good ruler. All Europe was surprised when he ���������  'handed in his resignation and named his son-Philip  as his successor. It would have ,done the Kaiser  much, good if he had read the address of resignation of Charles���������given at the Council of Flanders  It was full of good sense and good wishes toward  Germany and the world at large. He was 56  years of age when he retired. He fitted up a nice  little place in Spain, a six-roomed'-house, "neat but  not gaudy." There was a garden annexed where, if  so disposed, he could raise his own cabbage and  German-iums. We would add  chrysanthemums  but might "tangoed" up in our orthography. He  retired with an annual pension, of a hundred  thousand crowns,, which was better than the one  crown which is said to "murder sleep" or at least  produce uneasiness in the head.  What about the man in public theoe days who  lias the temerity to say that the Belgians ana" the  British has themselves to thank for the present  suffering?  Have you seen our Christmas Card  Samples. Best ever shown in Mission  TliJfl KAISER'S THREAT  (From John Bull)  God -of the' Germans,  I  am  grieved  (Forgive me if I'm blunt) -  To say that 1 have just received  Some bad news from the front.  My armies, which I thought would be  In'Paris days ago,-  Are cheated of their victory'   , -���������'  And flee before the foe!  The British force, which I felt sure  Would be wiped out by now,  , ,  It seems  has managed to  endure���������  The  French,  whom  I  had hoped to  crush.  Within a week or two,  Defy my Uhlans' fiercest rush,  And then-, in turn, pursue!  The  Belgians still my power defy,  Though like'so'many ghoul.*,  My  brave  and   faithful   soldiers  fry  To terrorize their souls!  While in the east the Russian horde  Advances day by day���������  In short, things look unhealthy. Lord  What are1 you up;to pray?  You know.I've always understood  That you were on my side,  That  Germany triumph  would,  Fill you and hoaven with pride!  You know 1 always (though 'Us true,  As a mere act of grace i,  When mentioning myself an-1 you,  Give you the second" place.  You know that I, by- right divine,  Wear the Imperial crown,      '  And that I cherish a design  To rule the world  alone'  You know all this, yet you allow  My foes to baulk My aim!      '   ,  Well, let Me ask you, hero and now,  WHAT is your little game.  Am I not regular at church?  Do I not loudly pray?  Then why, God, leave me in the Kirch  Especially on "Tho Day"'  I've waited years and years for this,  And now "The Day" has come,  The help I hoped from you I miss ���������  I tell you, God. it's rum!  For years I've( told My people, Lord.  That you were oh my sido,  And  Wolff has wired the news    a-  broad, - .,  Don't let them think I lied!  Exe rt your might on my behalf,  Or else (this is no cod).  ���������������������������  I and My' military Staff   ���������  Will choose another God! .  RETLAW  OBEYING  THE  PRESIDENT  He had been locked up for disturbing the peace, and when,brought into  the court the' officer whose case if  was.testified that the prisoner had engaged in several fight's within an  hour's ,time.  "Well' asked the judge as he turn  ed to the delinquent.  "I was advised to do it by the  President,, your honor," was the reply. .  "How advised?"  "Didn't he tell us some weeks ago  to remain strictly neutral?"  j     ,"Yes" :  "And  not  favor  one  nation  oyer  'another?'  "Yes, but it seems that you assaulted several different men."  "But didn't 1 have to obey the  president?"  "1 don't see that you did."  "Then  1  will show you,  sir.      A  German was bragging of what great,  fighters his nation was, and I turned  to and licked him."  "Ah!",  "Then I met a Frenchman, and he  bragged and I licked him. Then I  took a Belgian and an Englishman,  and a Rusian, and I was after a  Servian when the cop pulled me in.  Haven't I got to serve all alike to be  neutral?"  Sentonc'e suspended.  Two Irishmen had just met and  after introducing themselves,one said  to the other, "So your name is Riley  it? Aro you any relation to Barney Riley of'lower town?"  "A very distant one" replied the  other "Oi was me mother's first child  and Barney was her thirteenth."  The cost of fighting to Great Britain is estimated at $35 per second.  J~~~S22S^^3^ES  SSSEES^v  3SBXZL  President, Chas. Hill-Tout   Secretary, S. A. Morley  of Abbotsford, B. C.  ".,."i .'ii^as  Meeting Held First Mcmday of Each Month  ������ Write the secretary regarding manufacturing sites  with unexcelled shipping facilities and cheap power  ������r information regarding the farm and fruit lands of  the district, and industries already established.        jj)  tf~  Abbotsford  Livery, Feed and Sales Stables  When you require a comfortable rig;  one that feels good and looks good;  ring up  CURRIE & EMEREY  ^������fr  &  insurance  VS  Insure your horses and cattle in  case of accident or death  A valuable Mare is worth insuring, so are  the other farm stock.   See me as to cost  of this kind of insurance,  which is. very  -..reasonable..  ,C.^<EtllllIIl  Abbotsford tP~y*r  *HB ABBOTSFORD POST; ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  if    ' h-  jtrniii-M>i ^riftrfiiinfiiiiiiti "i Hbbii minnti  tjwmgm  RUSSIA CATHERINE II.  ��������� Catherine was a woman with ideas  much in advance .of her time. In one  of her leters she wrote:, "The nation  is not for the sovereign, but the sovereign for .the nation. Equality consists in the ibedience of the citizens  to the law alone; liberty is the right  to do all that is not forbidden by law.  It is better to spare .ten guilty men  than ��������� to put one innocent. man to  deaih.Torture is an admirable means  ' for convicting an innocent but weakly man and for saving a stout fellow  even when he is guilty" In another  public declaration she leclared herself utterly opposed to religious intolerance. She called a great council to deliberate on a code of laws  but did not allow it to enact any  contenting herself with saying, as  she dismissed it, that she had learned  what was necessary and would pro-  THAT  LOOK  OF  SATISFACTION  is in the face of every man  fresh from his morning plunge.  But whether the plunge is a de'-  light, or an unpleasant task' to  hurry through, depends on  your bathroom. We can put in  all the new' improvements and  fixtures, in your baUiroom at  most reasonable prices.  WM. ROBERTS  Plumbing Shop  Old Creamery Bldg- AbboUford  ceed to do it herself. With all her  liberality and fairness, she was a  thorough autocrat. She was the determined foe of corrnptiou and put  a stop to most of it. She reformed  She reformed the1 whole judicial system, and endeavored as best she  could, to see that the courts meted  out equal justice to all.  Catherine encouraged, the . settlement of, foreigners on the vacant  areas of her vast' domains and many  persons, particularly Germans, occupied fertile -lands along the Volga.  She established no less than two hundred new towns,' none - of, which became, great, although many, of them  attained very considerable prosperity She secularized the vast'estates  of the church and after providing liberally for the pay and maintenance  of the clergy, devoted the surplus.to  the establishment of the schools and  We hav^ just received and  placed on our shelves a full  assortment of Men's Women's and Children's Rubbers.*  Prices from 50c to $1.05.  Abbotsford  >������8������ig2S55Sg25sSE  :<E������������  ABBOTSFORD, B. C  Strictly first-class in every respect.   The bar is  stacked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,  $1.50 TO  $2.O0  PER  DAY  A. J, HENDERSON & SONS  PROPRIETORS  the maintenance of/homes for indiv-  idauls and hospiatals. During her  reign the population of Russia increased to 40,000,000. ��������� In the hope  of stimulating this increase she did  everything in her power to decrease  infant mortality.  The Empress was devoted to the  cause ,of education. She declared that  an educated middle class was the  great need .of the country, and we  iincl her saying: "To triumph, over  superstition to give a new education  an.1 in one sense a new life to the  people, is a work , demanding inr  credible toil, and of which posterity  alcne will reap the-fruits." She advocated and promoted the education  of women, and one of- her finest, a-  chievements was to found the Vos-  pitatelnyi Dom at Moscow'; where, dining her reign nearly" 40,000 young  girls were ��������� cared for and . educated.  If a serf married one of these girls,  forthwith became a free man. She  herself was of no mean literary'ability. Many'of her laws' were written  by herself and among her composition was a series of books for children  In addition to these works, she. wrote  several dramas of very considerable  merit. She fixed the rules of the orthography, grammar and prosody of  the Russian language and compiled  a dictionary containing 43,257 words  She not only'herself engaged in. literary 'pursuits, but also gave very  great encouragement to similar efforts on the part of others. Though  a German by birth her tastes were  moulded according to French ideas;  one of her- favorite correspondents  was Voltaire.- Yet she was exceedingly loyal to her adopted country, anl  oh one occasion asked in' jest her  physician to bleed her of the last  drop of German blood.    .  But it was nt only in domestic  affairs that Catherine displayed the  qualities of" greatness. Her mind was  dominant in European affairs in' the  decade' immediately preceding the  French Revolution. She extinguished  the final remnant of Tartar influence  within her .domains "and won from  the Sultan the inlependence of Crimea. ' She proposed the erection of a  buffer- state between Russia, Austria  Dacia, would have , done, which  and Turkey, therby anticipating events by a,century.' Roumania has now  for some years played such a role,  though not to quite.the same extent  as Catherine's proposed Kingdom of  have been extended far enough north  to separate Austria' and Russia. She  also proposed-that the Turks shoull  be driven out of Europe, and a Greek  Empire should have been set up with  Constantinople as its capital. Under  proposed arrangement Austria    was  to receive Servia, Bosnia and Tlcrz-  govnia and a part of Dalmatia. The.  Republic of Venice was to receive the  Morea, Candia and Cyprus in exchange for Dalmatia, and the remainder of the Sultan's domains were  to be divided between England, and  Prance and Spain. This'far reaching scheme was defeated owing to  the opposition of England.' Prussia  and Sweden, and the lukewarmness  of France.' At a critical moment  Turkey declared war. Russia was  unprepared and alarm seized her and  Catherine wrote her favorfite Commander in chief: "I- implore you to  take courage and reflect., With courage all can be repaired, even a disaster" Sweden ��������� took , advantage of  Catherine's complications with Turkey to attack .'Russia on the Baltic  frontier, and Prussia assumed a hostile attitude.' Austria also took the  offensive against the Empress. But  Catherine was equal to all emeregen-  cies.- To folow the details' of the  struggle that was precipitated would  involve their treatment at ��������� too great  a length for this,article. Russia emerged from them with new territory  and. enhanced prestige. The blot upon the career of,the Empress was her  assent to the final dismemberment'of  Polanl, a crime against a great "and'  heroic people, for which Europe today is paying the price   '    ���������������������������  Catherine died on November 17,  179G, at the age of 67 years. ��������� She  was undoubtedly the greatest ruler  Russia ever had. Her conquests e-  qualled those of Ivan the Terrible;  the sagacity, of her domestic administration surpassed that of Peter the  Great. She was more progressive in  her ideas than any of her predecessors. ��������� ��������� Her portraits showed her to  have been a woman of by no means,  unattractive appearance. Her eyes  were larges and her eyebrows . high  and arched" Her face shows intelli-  .gence and firmness. Her private life  was patterned upon lines of her own  choosing. That she was indirectly  responsible for the death of her husband, if riot directly so, is beyond a  doubt, but historians haye in regard  to this incident, .ollowed the suggestion of Voltaire and treated it as a  family matter into which.it is unnecessary to inquire. It may be said of  Catherine that, she made Russia one  of the world's great powers.  THE MEAT SITUATION IN CANADA  Yfr  The following conies from Seattle-  Experts who have been studying  the meat situation in Canada and the  United States express the opinion that  the Canadian farmers who are fortunate enough to have' on hand next  spring a lot of,well fed cattle will  receive for them the greatest price  in the history of Canada. The-explanation for this is the partial.fail-,  ure of this year's crop in the United  States and the determination of- the  American farmers not to hold their  stock but to feed them up as fast as  possible and rush,them to market  in order that they will not have to  carry them over the ..winter.  While last year's corn crop was  short the one of two years ago was  heavy and the farmers had enough-  feed on hand to help out in wintering last year's stock. But'that condition does not exist this year. The  farmers' have none of last year's  short crop on, hand and if they-attempted to carry their stock over this  winter they :would nave to depend,  solely on this year's crop, which is  not sufficient. With the American  farmers rushing their stock to market there can,only be .one result and  tlie United States next spring. ��������� And  while his shortage will probably work  some hardship on the American consumer it is the best thing that has  occured iri' the interest of the- Canadian cattle raiser for a good many  months. Information which comes  to the United States from Canada  is to- the effect that- the Canadian-  cattle raisers are well aware of the  shortage in the American- corn market and the- consequent promised  shortage of cattle in the spring, and  they will bold on to their cattle, this  winter feed them well and have them  in prime condition for the .spring  trade in. the United States. From  present indications the Canadian cattle raiser who follows the policy will  reap a small fortune on his stock  with the aproach . of the , spring  months. ���������-..'���������  BUTCHER  P������rk, Mutton, Heef; Veal, Pork Sausages,  Wieners  and Balegna always on hand.    Fish every Thursday  Have you seen our Christmas Card  Samples.-Best ever shown in Mission  Have you seen our Christmas. Card  Samples. Best ever shown in Mission  "Did you see any sharks when you  were crossing the Atlantic, Mr.-.But-  tick?" asked Miss Mills.     "Yes," replied' Buttrick; sadly,' "I  played cards with a couple!"  Painter and Decorator  If you want .any artistic work  in  Painting,  Paperhanging and Decorating give us a call.  Practical work  at 'practical  prices  Gladys Ave.  Abbotsford  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies  ram CoiMBBtian. Mission City  Dry Goods, Groceries, Men's Wear; Shoes  Rubbers and Oil Clothing  This Stock" will "be sold for the Next Ten  Days at  SLAUGHTER PRICES  See our Posters for Prices  Buy Now and Save Money  ABBOTSFORD  J. M. SPENCER < H. B. HILL  Absence riiakes the heart  grow fonder, we're told, but a  good portrait of the absent one  will keep the recollection much  more vivid���������and comfort many  a lonely hour of separation.  We make a specialty of portraiture and our studio is exceptionally equipped for fine  portrait work.  The Royal Studio  Every reader of the "Post* may  have a War Map Free. ,  A Map 3 1-3x2 1-2 feet, showing clearly every boundary, every  city, every town, village, hamlet and river in the whole European  War area.    Each map in a neat folder of convenient size.  The.Family Herald and Weekly Star of Montreal has secured  exclusive rights for the War Map prepared by the celebrated Map  Firm of G. W." Bacon & Co., Ltd., of London, Eng. It is beyond  question the most comprehensive map printed.  The Abbotsford Post has completed arrangements by which.  our readers can secure a copy of this excellent map free of charge.  Here is Our Offer Good For Thirty  Days Only.  The price of the Family Herald' and Weekly Star, Canada's  Greatest Newspaper, is one dollar a year.  The price of the Post is one dollar a year.  We now offer both papers for one year each, including a copy  of the Family Herald's War Map, size 30 x 40 inches, in a neat folder  of convenient size for only $1.50.  This offer applies to all subscribers, nerw or renewal, who pay  for the two papers inside the next 30 days t'i'om this date.  To follow the war situation intelligently The Family Herald  War Map is necessary.    It should be in ever;y Canadian Home.  ORDER'AT ONCE. .   ���������'i  J. A.  im** ^-rtAWtfrfr^^ ti-Mrff^Ti^'Xi  ; :.;;^^ *> V;M^.'/j ^^ .rffl    ABBOTSFORD   POST    ABBOTSFORD.   B.   O. .  PATH IOTIC   CONCEI IT  The highly creditable sum of sixty  dollars was realized as a result of the  splendid patriotic concert held in  the dance hall on Friday under the  auspices of the Presbyterian church  A galaxy of high class artistes contributed many entertaining items including vocal and instrumental numbers, recitations, sketches and other  diversions. Mr. Charlie Brown, the  ventriloquist, with his wonderful  talking Doll, "Joe" caused a furore  of excitement. 'Scoutmaster Rhodes  with Patrol Leader R. Harris and  Scouts Leo and Noel Harris, E. Sas-  seville and Harold Cobley were well  applauded for their interesting  sketch on camp life. Other artistes  included Mrs. Winson, Mrs. Von Knob  lick, the Misses Morse and Elderkin  with Messrs Lunn, Birrell, Elderkin,  Maakstead, C. Brown and H. Williamson.  Not all the men who wear pheasants' feathers in their hats are expert  with thf? gun, according to a local  worthy.  TIPPKKAKY  '   Mr.'T.  B.  Malcolm  was a visitor  to Chilliwack on Wednesday.  PAINFUL  ACCIDENT  While working on the C. P. R.  track near here on Wednesday John  Rhodes, who is well known locally  had his right hand badly smashed  by a -pick used by a colleague in the  section gang. He had to have seven  stitches put in the wound by Dr. T.  A. Swift and now is making rapid  progress towards recovery.  "I'll ��������� soon move him, big or  little" was the remark of the enraged  Mr. Murphy, mine host, of the local  hostelry on Thursday when informed that a drunken man was lying at  ease on Mr. Murphy's feather bed.  The person to be moved proved  small���������it was a ventriloqaial doll���������  placed there by some practical jokr  er.  Registered at the Alexandria Hotel  during the past week were, among  others j, E. White, A. Laird, H. W.  Mustard, E. C. Purdy and S. L. Cob-  ley of Vancouver, and.Dorah A. ln-  galls of Wlnsconsin.  .    ��������� ABBOTSFORD PERSONALS  Inspector of Customs, Munn and  Assistant Inspector Lennie are this  week visiting Huntingdon insepecting  the local office of the Canadian Customs Service.  PERSONALS  Mr. W. D Mustard, the well known  veterinary surgeon of Vancouver, was  ���������a visitor to the town this week on  business in collection with the Sumas  fair.  Huntingdon received quite a large  share of the visitors to Sumas from  outside points on Tuesday.  The Quehec Bank' here is to close  at the end of the month. All balances  will be transferred to Vancouver.  The Abbotsford Timber and Trad  ing Company plant is running full  blast . with "a full crew. The firm  have sufficient orders on hand to  keep the mill running for a considerable time.'  Dr. Drainey spent last week end  and Thanksgiving Day as the guest  of his brother at Vancouver  . Mr.   M.  Murphy  was  a  visitor to Vancouver."  week  end  Mr. G. D. Russell, the local bank  manager/ who strained himself recently while cranking his automobile  is almost recovered in health.  Mr. Charlie Brown was the Huntingdon star performer at the concert  held on Thursday -following the fair.  Customs' Officer Blatchford wants  all the pheasants that locate on. his  ranch and has posted a notice on  his property to warn shooting men of  his feelings in this regard. '  Road Superintendent Cruickshank  has affected a noteworthy improvement on the Chilliwack road. ��������� The  surface has been raised in certain  points on Sumas Prairie, while widening has been effected between the  prairie and the B. C. E. R. substation where the road skirts the  mountains.  Hearty 'and. inspiring Harvest  Thanksgiving services were held at  St. Matthews' Episcopal on Sunday  last.. The Rev. C. F. ��������� Yates officiated. The church was very artistically decorated with- beautiful blooms  and maple leaves of cheerful tints.  LIQUOR ACT,  1910  (Section 42.)  Notice is hereby, given that on the  first day of December next, application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal  of the hotel license to sell liquor by  retail in the hotel known as the Abbotsford Hotel, situate in Abbotsford,  B. C. in the Province of British .Columbia.  Dated   this   16th   day. of   October,  1914.  A. J. HENDERSON,.  Applicant.  We publish by general request the  words of the, British marching song  "Tipperary". Nobody seems to know  exactly how this song came to be a-  dopted by Tommy Atkins to beguile  the long hours of, his weary marches  but "Tipperary" it is; ��������� so learn the  words. , You will need them perhaps  often within the next six months.  Up to mighty London came an Irish-  '���������  man today, -  As, the streets are paved with, gold,  sure  everyone  was gay:  Singing songs of Piccadilly,  Strand  and Leicester Spuare,  Till Paddy got excited, then heshout-  ed to them there;  Chorus  It's a long way to Tipperary,  It's a long way to go,  It's a long way to Tipperary,  To the sweetest girl I know,  ;Goodbye Piccadilly, farewell Leicester Spuare;.,  It's a long way to Tipperary,    ���������  But my heart's right there.  Paddy   wroce   a  letter   to   his   Irish  Molly 0  Saying/'Should' you   not   receive   it  write and'let me know:  "If I make mistakes in spelling, Molly dear," said he,  "Remember, it's the pen that's bad;  don't lay the blame on me."  Chorus���������It's a long way to etc.  Molly  wrote   a  neat  reply  to  Irish  Paddy 0,    ... .  Saying, "Mike Maloney wans to mar-  . ry me, and so  "Leave the Strand and Picadilly or  you'll be to'blame,  "For love has fairly drove me silly,  hoping you're the. same."  ANOTHER  SCRAP OF PAPER  In a passage occurring in- Sir William Fraser's "Words on Wellington"  ���������.s .a r.iessage whiub strike.-) one as  being curiously up-to-date for its  five score years:  "Before the battle of Orthez, the  bridge over the Gave de Pau had  been passed by the French army:  Duke of Wellington sent a note to  Marshall Soult saying that a battle  would, of course, take place on. the  following day, but.-that, as it was  desirable in. the interests of the inhabitants of' Orthez not to destroy  the bridge, he promised that if Marshall'''Soult .would abstain from blowing it up no soldier of the British  army should cross it. Soult trusted  him, and the bridge is tolay intact.'.'  Goods, Millinery, Ladies' and Children's  Ready to wear and Gents' Furnishings.  '   Opting Announcement  October 1st, James Ross & Co., Gazley Block, Abbotsford,  have opened to the public of Abbotsford and surrounding- district, a  brand new, well assorted stock of the above lines. Every article  strictly serviceable and up to date, at rock bottom prices consistent with quality. Values which-will compare with those obtainable in any of the larger centres. Ah inspection of our stock will  satisfy you as to the merits of our merchandise.  Any special article in our line which we have sold out   of  can  be procured for you within twenty-four hours.  "Service and courteous treatment is our motto"  We are here to stay and desire your co-operation and the honor  of well serving this community will be our privilege and ambition.  The circulation of your money in this community enhances the  prosperity of the entire surrounding country.  By dealing with us will mean dollars saved and time well spent.  We., cordially invite your inspection and patronage.  ALL ROADS LEAD TO ABBOTSFORD:  James Ross & Company,  GAZLEY   BLOCK,   ABBOTSFORD,  B.  C.  Eftffni������mWi(lifflwiffiMti������iihinHii'iiiiiH m  At the last meeting, of the Abbotsford Board of Trade it was decided to  donate $25 to the Fraser Valley Development League.  HORRORS OF WAR  . What is the war about? Few know  or understand. Our book "The Nations of Europe" gives the. causes and  issues of the greatest of all. wars,  magnificently illustrated. Everybody  wants to know why industry, commerce, finance, shipping, mails and  every activity, has been instantly  stopped. Agents send 15 cents cost  of mailing outfit. Retails $1.50. Big  comissions. Home Publishing House  Box 9-1, St. John.N. B.  /fe  While devoting considerable attention  to  our  Grecery  Business  we are not overlooking our Bakery.    Bread,   Cakes   and  Pastry equal to none.       Leave your order for  anything- in this or   the   Grocery   line.  All orders delivered prompt.  ALBERT LEE, GROCER AND BAKER  SUMAS  MUNICIPALITY  Road   By-Law,   No.   134  The Corporation of the District  of Sumas enacts as follows:.  A road is hereby gazetted .thirty  three feet on either side of the  following described line:  Commencing at a point where the  east line of- the south west quarter  of section 4, township 19, intercepts  the International' Boundary line,  thence due north one mile to the  north boundary line of section 9,  township 19 ���������  Passed first, second and third  reading.  July  3rd,  1914.  Reconsidered, adopted and finally  passed  5th  September,   .1914.  J,   W.  WINSON    FRANK MUNRO  Clerk Reeve.  Certfied a true copy,     t  J.. W.,WINSON  C. M. C  HUNTINGDON  UNION  .  SUNDAY SCHOOL  The    Huntingdon      Union     Sunday  School meets    every   Sunday, in     tho.  new School House  at 2.30., p.m.-  All are cordially invited.. .  A.  E. SKINNER, Sec.-TreaOi  ST. PAUL'S OHURCH  Tne Union Sunday School. and. .Adult  Bible   Class "meet   at  2:15  p.m..  Public Worship at 3:15.  ���������    A   hearty    invitation,, ist,extend-!  ed to   all to   attend  these ineet-  ��������� iu������s- ' . .      '  J.   L.  Campbell,  pastor.'  CHARLEY'S POOL ROOM  Huntingdon  ���������  Fast Tables . Perfect Cues  The Place to Meet Your Frienda  FIRST   CLASS   BARBER  SERVICE  Ask for-our Special Cigar at.5c Each;  ing  fast  and  Some of  country.  e and well as-  ������������������������3W!������MMHg������WBBBH!!lM^^  Huntingdon  exan  -������'��������������� '���������  "li '      '*!'       'tli  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly' Modern  M-   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON, B   C.  f \i  I  I  1  Wgsss^^

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