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 -6  which is incorporated "The Huantingdosi hb  Vox, XIV., No. 22.  ; ABBOTSFORD. B, C.   FRIDAY,   SlOPTrMI.TJ:    2ft 1917  <^4,;.a-8       $1.00 per. Year  EMi3't5B^S2!^^  p-cra   ,*-v   -BrMx  TT"^  Vol. T.  Our Goods arc the Best  No. 30  ,s  "Mr.   si it cl   Mrs.    Boyd   and   friends  motored l.o Ho'llinghain on Sunday.     |  VViJH.V TUM A 5,UK?) NAVE MS  l>!(/ 'VUM OEJUiAXS Ol'"!  ,I list   now   when   sentiment  in   the  I        MOWS   FROM "MT:  LEHMAN  * Mrs.- Donaldson, Miss Daisy Don-  j aldsr.'ii, ol Vancouver; Miss K. Mc-  i Que, ol' New Westminster. Mrs. Hut-  ton, ol' Calgary, were visitors at Mr  llOlOllid    I.O   ISOlllll^mim   <JM   oiunnij. | ;  luii,    u'    ^'b1-';-     .,,.,. ~    .   iVIr. Frank Ayorosl. luis le.l'l. Abbots-   uavios'of tho United States and Groat; uilM .Nicholson's on Sunday,  ord, going l.o a hank  in  Mew   York.' Britiiin'is mounting in favor of ppcr-'      Mrs.- Hatch and" Miss Abbi  ' ' .. , ,, II  r '���������   _ ,���������    i'       n ,,,        \.U.-,r.l. umrc  MEN'S   WINTER   SOX  A  pair.... 25c,  35c,  40c,  50  and  75c  Men's Ribbed Wool Underwear SI.(JO  Men's   Extra   Heavy   Fleeced   Underwear,  a  suit  ,- $2.30  iiirm.iKits  "Ladies', Men's, Misses' and Children's  Rubbers for wearing over  Boots.  Men's Hip Rubbers, Men's Knee Rubbers.  Men's "Buckle  Rubbers,   Men's  Lace  Rubbers.  CKOICE FRESH GROCERIES always  on hand at closest prices..  "j>uy where the buying is good"  Avers Siberia Richest Country  In  the  Whole WorM  New York, Sept. 24.���������Siberia is  lestined one day to become the richest country in the world, for it has  a natural wealth so diversified and  yet untouched that it has no rival in  the old world, accordirg to A. Rammer, who has investigated its vast  territory.  Before the Avar Siberia was producing from 1,000,000 to 1,300,000  toiu of flour a year. As a grazing  it has no limits and it exports large  quantities of leather, tallow and butter. Its forests are almost inexhaustible and it supplies furs to all the  world..  Its mineral wealth can only be  guessed at, for the greater part of  the country has never been prospected. But there are several enormous  //!"���������'. deposits of oil, that of Kouznet, embracing about 20,000 square miles  and estimated to contain 920,000,000  tons ofoil; that of Irkutsk, estimated  to contain 250,000,000 tons, and  those of the laniaseisk and Siamital-  atinek. Some of these have as yet  scarcely been touched.'  IheKouznetz basin possesses also  great deposits of iron ore, estimated  to contain 1G,500,000 tons. Iron occurs in large quantities in many other  regions.  Other metals that promis wealth to  their exploiters are copper (5,600  'tons of which were mined in 191.3J,  gold, leal, zinc, manganese, wolfram  tin, cinnibar, mercury, sulphur, saltpetre, graphite, naphtha, quartz, sulphide and suphate of soda, white  clay and common salt.  Its rivers are full of fish as those  of British Columbia. Much (lax, cotton and many cereals are grown and  can be grown to a virtually limitless  extent.  TAX DANCE HALLS  Hon. John Hart, minister of finance, has ruled that dance halls come  within the scope of the new amuse  ment tax act and he will make provision for the collection of the tax  on lines similar to those to be made  effective on October 1 in theatres and  other public amusement places governed by the act.  PEACHES  AND   PLUMS  B. C. peaches, Elbertas and Italian  prunes are now rolling. ��������� Many of the  big wholesale men have stocked up  with Washington goods of this cla33  and now a battle royal is due. B. C.  must sell on this market and so it  is just possible that the Washington  speculators will find themselves  crawling out from under on their  peach and plum deal.  B.'C. peaches are a little late, but  the stock is line.  They are wholesaling at 90 cents  for 17 pound baskets and $1.2;> for  20-lb crate. The smaller wholesale  houses are handling the bulk of them  and they are rapidly being distributed  in the surrounding towns. They are  equal to the best Washington importations and have a shade on them on  price.  Some dealers in these fruits have  an annual story to their customers  that. B.C. peaches are fro/en and  .they better g<,t the other while they  last.  Mr  e Gillis  ���������Mr. and Mrs. Uoyil gave a, farewell i .l( jonK .lKainst Ulo German bases on'-of Van Buren, Wash., were Sunday  nar'v   for  him   on   Saturday  night, a, " ��������� ..  .."visitors at   Mr.   Sandy   Gnus,  ver; enjoyable evening was spent.     | <-������<* North sea, a book appears which J     Mr    Lome Campbell   made a visit  Mrs. Jackson died on Sunday   audi gives the public quite an extraordin-; to Vancouver on Friday.  ' ury  amount  of detailed  information;      Miss Kate Lehman is visiting with  bearing  on   the "seriousness   of   that! friends in Vancouver.  ,   ,    ,       ,,   .        ,.,,   ,   ��������� -n, i     Capt Sharp,  ot    Vancouver,    who  proposed  task. .11,  is entitled      Be-, ^ been vlsiting his daughter, Mrs.  hind thc German Veil" published by j (Rev- )  Mitchell, has returned to his  an  American   firm   and     written    by, home.  '  Count  von   Mourisk   de   Beaufort,   a|      Mrs.  Murddock  McLean,    of    the  ,,,- ���������(.��������������� to, AmeHcan a���������a\l^^k.'V,S"SSi" ""*.  English newspapers who succeded iuj      MiBg Lan1g Reidi of New Weslinin-  visiting the principal German sea for-; s(,cri alld Miss Daisy Jones," of Mats-  was to be buried on Friday. Rev  Howe conducted thc services.  Mrs. Isabella de la Giroday was the  guest of Mrs. Boyd on Tuesday. J-ler  friends will be pleased to hear that  she is able to go without .the assistance of a cane.,      r  Mrs. Knox was a visitor to Vancouver on Saturday.  Mrs. Coogan spent the week end in  New Westminster. -  Miss Erquart's sister spent/ thc  week end with her in Ahbostl'ord  tifications, including, the bases at. Wil-! qui, were week end visitors with Miss  trl Mi*. '��������������� !KE3r"r6m| ie.���������i.*;n. B^.r.morhav.n and Cux-  the cast.     It was a uying visit.      -G [ haven, and in supplying maps to ac  Mrs.  King and   Irene visited Van  couver   last  week  Miss Jessie Anderson gave a birthday party last Saturday evenisg. She  entertained about twenty-Jive. All  had a fine time and were sorry to go  home at twelve.  The Whist parties given by the  Women's Auxiliary Society have started again this fall. The one given in  the Masonic hall last Thursday evening by Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Swift was  quite successful. Eleven tables were  played. Miss Hill-Tout and Mr. .'Jim  Hill-Tout -were the-'winders .of. the  first prizes. Miss Percival received the  gentleman's consolation prize. A number of the ladies-have to play the  part of gentlemen as the gentlemen  seem to be scarce ��������� at times. Miss  Jeane Anderson won cue ladies consolation  prize.  Mr. and Mrs. Will Campbell are  residing at Cedar Cottage. He has  not been discharged yet.  Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Shortreed jr.,  have gone to Seattle to live and Miss  Maggie Shortreed is visiting in Bell-  ingham.  The work of repanring the school  is progressing fine since they have  the cement'machine running proper-  Mr. and Mrs. Sutherby may return  to Ladner to  live.  company  the  record   of   his  observations.  For this reason Count de Bcau-  I'ort'ss book- is perhaps, thc most  Illuminating  and   importaut of     any  Jessie Bell.  Mr. Jas. McEachren and daughter  Christina, of Clayburn; Mr. Ernest  McEachren, of Beaver River, and Mr.  Walter Robertson, of-Blue River, Alia., were visitors at Mr. Sandy Gillis' over Sunday. f.  A number from here attended tho  concert  in   Matsqui     last     Saturday  published   on   the   subject  since   the! night. The proceeds    amounted    to  ,                 *���������������������������<���������          i  <���������,,: ninety dollars   and   will  be  given   to  war began.     Avo uling the red lapoi -r  -  regulations  applied   to  other  corros  BODY FOUND AT HANEY  The body of Gottfried Johnson was  found in the Fraser river at Haney  on Saturday last and was moved to  the morgue at Mission City, after being identified.  The ladies ot the Presbyterian  church will hold a bazaar in the Masonic hall on Saturday October 2 7th  and are all now busy on various  kinds of work.  Soldiers' boxes, wrapped and  stamped, ready for sending, with only the address to put on and name of.  sender, filled with home-made cake  and candy and chewing gum and cigarettes, will be sold at practically  cost price. Boxes will be made to  your order if so desired, but you had  best order at once and so save disappointment. Orders will be taken by  any of the ladies or at Hill's store.  There will be the usual fine display  of fancy work, home-cooking, candy,  etc.  You'll remember the date?  A Thanksgiving meting of the W.  C. T. U. will be held by the Abbotsford union in the Presbyterian church  on Monday October 1st to celebrate  Prohibition in B. C.  In the Presbyterian church on  Thursday, September 27 Dr. T. .11.  Wilson spoke in vivid language on  the outlook in Canada after the war  and the church's relationship to it.  The deceased disappeared ou Sept  8, having been seen in Mission City  up to a late hour that night. It is  presumed that after leaving for horn-.  pondents by the German government  thc author, having a thorough understanding of the German language and  2 G or mail., customs, pursued his investigations independently, gaining his entree through personal letters of introduction to Hindenburg and others in  ' high authority. ' Wherever he encountered thc warning "verboten"  (forgotten), he relates amusingly  that he proceeded with full confidence  well knowing that every authority-  repecting native observing his presence within the forbidden precints  would asume, as a matter of course,  that he had legitimate German business there  Count do Beaufort writes that he  inspected the whole course of the  Kcil canal without serious interference���������that fortress lined superhaven  of* the German Heel, whose North sea  entranre is guarded, first, by the fortified island of Heligoland and then  by the groat fortresses already mon-  a   worthy   family,   the   father  having  )oen ill for a long time. .  tionod. There is centred the chief  part of the task of the allied navies  in "digging out" the kaiser's warships and putting a stop to the U-  boat toll. .Bearing on the nature of  this task are the following excerpts  from "Behind the German Veili":  "From what I gathered during  those trips. I believe there is not another defense system in the world  that can be compared with Germany's  2 00-mile coast, lino on the North sea.  I realize 1 have by no means discovered all the forts and batteries. Ger-  a1s. Thus "Emden, on the extreme  west, is connected with M'emel, in the  east, almost, in sight of Russia. The  heart and'brains of this great web are  at the Kiel.  "The main submarine stations on  the North sea are at Wilhelmhaven  and Heligoland, with substations at  Gulden, Cuxhaven and one or two  other points.  "The German coast defense system  so everyone will assure you, is, first  of all, an offensive defense,. effected  through . submarines and torpedo  boats, using the coast fortifications  as a base. Furthermore if I am to  believe some of my informants,those  people who think the German fleet  lies inactive in the Kiel canal are entirely wrong. It is continually on the  watch and its ships are day and  night in the North sea, often as far  out as a hundred miles. It is guarding Germany's coast, and here follows  a description of how it done:  "Draw a line with Heligoland as  its centre, the circumference passing  throught he Island of Sylt off the  Schlcswig-Holstein coast and Bork-  um off that of Friesland. The outer ���������  seineircle. having a radius of about  I sixty miles, is patrolled by torpedo  j boats, wb.ich are on guard day and  night; uud they will report at once  any enemy warships that may venture near. B.diind this line of patrols  comes a cordon of fast cruisers, lo  give the '(bin black line' a firm background.     Finally thc third line of ric-  mauy  possesses on   her    North     sea   ^^ .^ ^.^ ]jy   armorcd eruisers  border .the   natural   advantages     ol ;  shallow waters and a sandy, Hat coast  which in themselves afford a valuable  safeguard against    offensive    operations.  "The harbors are limited to those  which as reserve and support for the  cruisers and torpedo boats.  "The object of these three lines ot  defense is to engage and hold back  any atacking enemy, until the grand  battle fleet���������which naturally must re-  on the Elbe, the Weser, the Jade and j majn H.H> jn harbor, protected from  the Ems. They are approached by j su|.,marine attacks���������base had time to  three narrow and tourtuous channels  ���������        r, ��������� ������������������,. t���������.i,i,,n.i,n' rr.ii   impossible to navigate without a pilot  across the Fraser river bridge lie. loll . ,      -  in which accounts for the cut in his  head, which would probably hit the  side of the bridge.  An inquest will be held as soon as  the witnesses who saw him that evening are brought forward.  or  expert   knowledge  of  the  charts  That is  what  nature has  done    for  Germany. Science and art have done  still more.  "Th  appear on the scene. In addition to  these offensive lines of defense, every  channel leading to the various harbors is protected by mines and submarines.  "We may next examine the immob-  German   coast   defense   sys-j ile and less elusive lines of German  tern  North   sea  and  the  Baltic  divisions,  each  under the command of a vice-  ,, ., 'admiral,  with  headquarters, respect-  of the  past couple of months a lot-  i iveii  unit o  is  divided  into  two  parts���������the j defense,   namely,  its   coast   batteries  During the nice long dry weather!  ,        ,...,.,       .   , ivelv, at \\ llhelmhaven and Iveil. Ev-  of  people  thought  it  did  not  know, .,,.,, ,. :,  .,,.,.        , i crv unit ol   the entire system���������i. c,  how to rain again but all such were,     - .  , ,        ! every harbor, dockyard, fort, battery,  dispelled   this  week,  when   we  have; .     .  1 nay  had some real good old-time showers  It is a happy mothei  her own daughter's temperament  I   believe,   almost   every   single  j large gun���������is collected with the ot.h-  who knows! ers  h>'  a  s(''^t(;yk"'11  ''ailroad  and,in,  a smaller degree, by a system of can-L  and forts. The Jade bay, with Wil-  heirhshaven, is protected by thirteen  or fourteen almost impregnable forts  The surrounding country is marshy  and fiat, and no attempt has been  made in most cases to mask the forts.  Wilhelmshavon is a veritable fortress  in itslef, surrounded by smaller forts  and supporting by smaller forts and  ( Continued on Page Two) *fiffi ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD,. B. d.  fes  sasset  IBfBMWIMCTIN miMI'L' I1M  ;,i'iiJi.'lwi..lJta  PublisJUea Etawv 'BBftteyifey .'"fife������ li*<wrt ."RjitottsWng ;Gam������*uj  A ;we6kiy.JtoU������iiaAi&MX������;fctt# 'to.-ttu������:--i*������i������ttesjs of A"twbotstarri.iand district  ���������A4:^ex?^iteS B*vtAP mjv&a jkuwmk*  on  a&a&caifcteja  ������ur   Slatlttfloftufck���������Stefctokfia-   ft*1" i*"**, ������^a'   *'���������   C^jMuworant    -  J. A. .BATHft',      *   - -        -      ' -;B8BftW!':aaa,i ������������������pjmjarM&ar  FRl DAY, SEPTEMBER X    ? 917  The Brewster government mem- come in. saddened. France. But that  bers of thc cabinet took a -holdiay] we should take ourselves so seriously  jaunt up into the northern parts of  Uie province and column after col-  uin\ litis appeared in our daily papers  or w\at Premier Brewster and his  party thought of the north and its  future prospects.  We are pleased that they have received such a good impression of tho  northern part of the province; but  another different kind of impression  would have been imprinted on their  memories if they had taken a holdiay  jaunt into the unorganized districts  in the more settled parts of the province to inquire the people's opinion  of the surtax the government imposed on the'unorganized districts of thc  province.  But the Oliver Brewster government are wise to a certain extent    in  i their day-and', generation. They-imposed this tax on the defenseless part  'of the province, and after, doing so  kept  as   far  as  possible . away,' from  . the part of British Columbia most affected as. they could^going up in the  wilds.  There, are  parts  of  the'province  ..that the minister of agriculture keeps  . as . far , away from now . as . possible,  but watch andjwait.  We are told that the next dominion  ..election.will now be fought-on strictly, party lines and..that the election  will-probably be all over by the Xmas  holidays. It means much hard work  for" somebody before that date-as the  voters' list to be complete will require much painstaking work to.have  it complete.  The Eskimos, according to; explorer McMillan, when they:, think : the  chief man of their 'tribe is assuming  too much power, hold a council and  oust him with a harpoon. If this  were the custom in-British Columbia  there are some people'who-.would be  thinking of a new election instead of  paying the surtax.  as to asume that we shall-be able to  do one-tenth of what the British and  French have clone in;, tho last throe  years; a'superhuman risistancc beginning with the battle of the Manic  against the greatet-!. ������01ce-in-history  which has put him permanently upon  flic defensive, and made his defeat  merely a matter of time with or without cur army, is unfortunate to say  tho least.,It may sow the seeds of  permanent antagonism, founded upon  good-natured contempt, instead of  furthering the permanent alliance between ,the two great republics which  .all thinking Americans ardontly hope  to consummate."  Mrs. Atherton licit l.ved abroad and  perhaps knows France and Great Britain as well as she. knows California,  so that her Indictment of the American .people is somewhat disturbing.  What tends to give emphasis to her  statements is that occasionally an  Amorican newspaper assumes that  the. United States already is running  the wholo show, which attitude calls  forth a polite, remonstrance from the  Canadian press. If those ill-mannered civilians, now in France continue  lo get us in bad abroad we shall  have to fall back on the statement  that there are more' than 100,000  people in the United States, and they  refuse- to be judged by a few hundred.���������Seattle "P.-I.  A Question of Tact  Are Americans as a nation lacking  in tact?    Are we deficient    in    gooi  maners and-so destitute of those lit  tie social graces which .tend to male  friendships permanent? The. quostior  has been raised-by the deportment o  the 'American  civilians  employed  iii  France, in Red Cross work, in the Y  M. C. A. and in various lines.of en  deavor. connected >with  the -military  expedition. ;The statement is,made by  Gertrude Atherton, a well-known writer, in a letter to the New York Times'  that the cocksureness of the Amerl  cans, their exalted idea of their im  portance and their evident desire to  take hold of the management of th'  war .anl-to' run it without reference  to the French or British have made  a bad impression.    Being a polite nation,   the   French   say   nothing,   but  that there are heartburnings Mrs. .A-  therton avers is true.  From various sources comes theTn-  formation that Gen. Pershing's soldiers have given offense. They have  been attentive and respectful to their  French instructors in trench warfare  and have amazed and pleased their  teachers. The ambulanco drivers and  the Lafayette cscadrillo also are exempt from Mrs. Atherton's accusation  of boorlshness, so that almost everybody is eliminated save the RedCroes  officials, the Y. M. C. A. workers and  the nurses.      Mrs. Atherton says:  "The extreme politeness of the  ���������French has led us to believe that A-  merican forces in France are of; the  extremest importance, whereas.it is  not men they want so much as :what  the men who remain at home can  make for them, to say nothing of our  embargo against neutral nations, and  our millions. And of course the sight  of our splendid-looking troops,;full  of American high spirits, is very wel-  In a few -days-the;United States,  after five months-of'war, wilkhave a  greater military . establishment - than  it ever had at any- one = time during  all-the years of the civil war.. It will  have the-greatest- armies ever raised  on American soil,.and-what is no-less  impressive, it will have -the best e-  quipped, the best trained, the best officered and most truly democratic-armies iri its -whole history.  Few persons adequately apperciate  the enormous work that, the government has already done in this war.  A country- that had not been seriously  disturbed by armed-conflict for more  than fifty years had to be put .on a  war basis at once. The;.machinery  ���������did- not-, exist. It had to- be created,  and created it-, was,-with astonishingly  little-. .conf.uaion and , astonishingly  brilliant.-:results,:-as all- foreign observers.-testify.  If .th.ere; are- skeptics .who .do :not  ���������believe that;the.American;people.are  serious in the great- task to which  they have set .their hand, let them  study the ���������. record . of the last, five  months. Everyv war-measure of the  government,: including. ��������� conscription,  has received ,an" overwhelming ,meas-  ure of public support that swept down  all opposition.; No appeal from Washington to the, American ;people has  been denied, and; the country is going  ���������ahead in the spirit.- of its soldiers. It  is going to finish the job and-finish it  for ail time;andi the men -who. marched ���������yesterday* are the living evidence  of its unyielding - determination.���������  New York World.  separate' and strongly-armed fort.'  "The ordnance of Germany's coast  defense system consists of the heaviest.Krupp armament, as well as of  lighter .guns, thc calibers ranging  from 17-inch to 4.7-inch. The 'Grh-  :son plate' protected cupolas and turrets areja fromidable and interesting  feature of Germany's coast defense  system. Experiments with this armour plate have shown (hut it is  practically impervious to gun-fire.  "The average German naval officer  is, aii'ardent admirer and student of,  the late Admiral Mahan's dictrines.  His writings are frequently quoted,  especially when the possibilities of a  British attack are discussed. Oj; the  strength of'-his conclusions they insist that no ship has any chance a-  gainst a modern fort.  "1 was in Germany when thc first  attempt to force the Dardanelles was  made.' Naturally thc whole plan was  dismissed as incapable of execution.  Every naval and military oilicer with  whom I talked was convinced the  Narrows could never be forced by a  naval attack. I was fold that shortly alrer Turkey entered the war one  of 'he first' things Germany saw (o  was that the batteries of tho Narrows  foils, werc-strcngthened ani proieoto-.l  by (Jrurson armor plates Whether  this-assertion is true or not 1 have nol  boen ubla to ascertain; but if true, it  partly explains tho comparatively  small-damage caused by the bombarding fleets.  ' "In.naval and other-well-informed  German.circles they arc convinced  that tl'.ijr.o is not. British admiral iiv-  ing who would risk .his ships against  such, batteries.  "1 aiso lcarncl of some marvelous  performances of tho German coapl.  battery personnel. 1 noticed,at various  points ialnog the coast, fairly high  towers, and managed to pay a visit to  oneof .them. In-each of them are  stationed two naval officers, who,  armed v/ith.powerful telescopes and  with' numerous charts and maps  .watch day after day for any enemy  vessels that may have eluded the  three fold ,line of. guard ships. As  ���������soon as; an-.enemy ship is discovered  the observing officer,-by means o" his  chart,-ruled into many square, and  angles,. immediately calculates its  position,and, the angle of Jirs for the  respective batteries he serves.  ."The result of the calculation is at  once .telephoned to. the different commanders in charge, and, although the  men. at the guns are unable tc see  their target, they open. .tire. Gun  practices held with this system of indirect fire showed that a target nine  miles out at -sea was struct seven  times out of ten. Now we know���������  as they doin Germany���������why the British fleet keeps at a safe distance  from these gunnery experts  .pended on the construction of large  moles, harbors, sea walls, etc., in order to protect the island from the  ravages of the storms, and, at the  same, to offer some shelter to ships.  "On the southeastern side two  moles have been built, one ot nearly  2,000 feet, and another of l.HOO feet  in length. In this way something over seventy acres of land have been  reclaimed. The new harbor surface  extends to over eighty acres, and is  divided into the north and south  harbors. The former is the smaller.  The latter has a' large number of  short piers'for submarines and torpedo ,boats. Their depth is about  twenty-three  feet. .  "The armament of Heligoland consists of five batteries (four guns  each), divided into two direct-lire  batteries ot twelve-inch caliber andj  three howitzer balleries, placed on  f  I  A fleet; of aeroplanes could do an 'immense' amount of damage on that  strip of land���������a mile long, and from  a quarter to a third of a mile widev  From the map I have seen, it seems''  that there are few spots in which a  bomb could 'fall without doing considerable damage.       - ,  "J believe it would be simpler' for  a soldier to pass in khaki through  Belgium and J'Jrusels than for a spy  to get within sight of the Kiel canal. There is hardly a yard of land  or wafer along the canal or near its  approaches that is not guarded night  and day.- Even if you have a pass,  you are not allowed to enter the zone  without being' accompanied by a  soldier. From every village and town  which lies in the proximity of the canal every' foreigner, whether naturalized or not, has been expelled! ft!von  Germans whoso reputations wevo not  ,      ,    ,   i   ���������   i i    .. i oi>  i pot ess had to go, loo.  ho upper level at he.ghts Ironi  IS) .ONCt,)Uons'    arc    pra<  o 220 loot above tho sea, wM. ord-| (.on[Uw{ U) allch ���������,,���������,,,,, shij)S ,  tfcaliy  as car  ol'  from  eleven  to ^seventeen-; ry "nrm.|Hj0���������s for (he army" or navy,  j or are supplying Germany with food-  nance  inch.    They are able  to'  lire  in'   'iilij  directions, which���������so if is claimed -{ kiuITh.IIui in all cases the captains of  excludes the possibility of an attack j (ll(1(.(1 nau(rili shi|l8 imI8l U(J ���������0rB0���������a|-  ly known l.o the German authorities,  a ml a largo bond must, bo put for  ihi'iu either by their employers or by  themselves.  "Willi great dilliculty I managed lo  ):-(:( a, passage on one of these neutral  slcninei'M.     To all intents and purpos-  i <:������   uiv mil ionalifv   was  the  same as  l.or.l  Charles  Her- ;���������,,,.,, ()|. Mu, V0HH(_,| ol| wUu;h ( aa\im\m \  spralc German quite fluently, which  was,of cuur.su, of groat additional as-  Mi'sianre. ��������� I joined the little (!00-ton  steamer, of Kiudeii. Germany's most  western port. ' We proceodol on t,ho  inside, that, is, through J.he hhns-.lado  canal, l.o Wilhelmshavon, and thence  by Ciixhnvon through the Kiel canal  lo  Kiel.  Although   tho   actual   distance   wc,  travelled is  well under 200  miles, it  gun   is .protected   by j took us the best part of five days. It  or cupolas,  all  builfjwas not  what you   might call a joy  ou the entrances of the l.'Jlbi) and  W'oscr mouths, or the Kiel canal,  and also makes a close blockade of  those harbors   impossible.  "The plunging lire which the elevation of these batteries makes it  possible to direct would prove destructive to oven tho heaviest 1x1)1.1  of armour plate.  csfoi d is 1'requeiH.ly quoted, in connection with Heligoland's defenses,  as having .said that, no commander  would dare lo expose his ships to a  lire of this kind. lOvon if, by some  miracle, an ' enemy' ship .should succeed in reaching the island, it would  be a practical impossibility lo carry  it. by storm, owing to flib almost perpendicular steepness  of  the cliffs.  "From   tho  outside   not  a   gun   is  visible.     Fvory  Gurson   turrets  ride, but, nevertheless, f would not  have missed it for a good deal, for f  learned more about, the German fleet  in those live days than 1 had in,all  the weeks 1 spent in Germany."  on the disappearing principle. Thc  emplacements have ben cut into solid,  rock, and so have the ammunition  depots and bomb-proof shelters.  Krupp anti-aircraft guns arc stationed at points of vantage, and it is  claimed that thoy are able to tiro  close to three miles high. Provisions  and  ammunition  of" all     kinds-   are        vi      anQ iL is plain rcading. Here  stored in the various depots, enough;0;  to last a year, while an ample num-1 JL lS-  ber of sailors, calculated "for all] 1 have stated before, and I repeat,  eventualities," as the official phrase��������� lik1l my attitude today, on the 1st of  runs, are garrisoned in the fortres.     | Va      J m7   tcnvard lhe war is the  "The lighthouse situated near fhci  southwestcorner of the island, is tho  Sir Wilfrid Banner has defined his  attitude- towards,compulsory military  'highest   on   the   North     sea     coast  (!;t-6  feet).'its apex,  well over  4 50.  feet above sea level, serves as an excellent observation point. The lighthouse guards have surrendered their  station to naval officers.    An elabor-  "Heligolandforms, with. Wilhelms- ate wireless system, one of the most  haven and-Kiel, the nucleus  of the [Powerful of its  kind,  is continually  German coast-defense system.     It is 1 in touch  with the other stations on  WHEN THE. ALLIED NAVIES  DIG THE GERMANS OUT  (Continued  from Page  One)  supporting batteries. Across the bay  tho four guns of the battery at Eck-  warden, show their heavy muzzles,  while still further east, in the very  centre of the mouth of the- Weser, lie  the twin forts, Langlutjen Nos. 1 and  2. Bremerhaven, agaln>- is a .large  fortress, supported by the batteries of  Forts Gestemunde and Lebe, and several forts along the channel.  "There are a number of forts from  Lehe. along the coast as far as Cux-  haven, which is another important  defensive centre. At thi3 point the  Elbe-fortifications "begin; and as in  the case of Jade, both sides of the bay  are dotted with batteries and forts,  from Cuxhaven to Stade, and from  Gluckstadt to Plattenbronne, J3r.uns-#  buttel, about one-and a half mIlesT1a&l fGur or five years over 30,000,000  west of the Kiel canah entrance is a  situated about forty miles from the  mainland and equidistant from the  Weser and Elbe mouths. At the beginning- of. histilities every inhabitant, man, woman and child, not in  some way connected with-the navy  and. the defense of the island was  packed off.,Most of them were sent to  Hamburg,where I met several of  them. ,  "The subject of Heligoland is one  that today is very near the heart of  every,'German but especially of those  are iaany way connected    with    the.  navy.     Heligoland has    become    the  very apple of their eye, and I am cer-!  tain  the  Germans -would  sooner return Alsace and Lorraine to morrow-;  than give up that, mile-long piece- of j  rock. ' j  ".Heligoland must, and shall always'  remain German soil,' so.everybody in'  Germany will assure you. All the.  ��������� money; in; the world, I believe, could  not buy back Heligoland today. As a  prominent .German naval authority  expressed himself:. "If Heligoland belonged to England today we should  be like rats in a trap.'  "It is futile to try to get anywhere  near Heligoland.      None but accredited German ships are allowed nearer  than, about ten miles.    The. nearest I  got to Heligoland  (in 1916)  was a-  bout two miles, by air, about the only  way, I think, to get that,far.     From  the   high   altitude  we   were   at  the  little triangular piece of land seemed i  hardly more than a large rock.      Itj  was a clear day.    The rays  of the I  sun, thrown against the steep reddish j  cliffs, were reflected in the water, and |  seemed to form a kind of halo along;  southwestern side of  the island.   Jti  was a most fascinating sight.  "Iniediately after taking possession of the island the Germans proceeded to make it the Gibraltar of  the North sea. Its armaments, defenses, positions, etc., are secrets  which have been most jealously guarded.  "While the importance of Heligoland as a protective harbor of refuge for German warships is of course  slight.,as compared to the safety of  the Kiel canal, its value as a coaling  station and submarine and torpedo  boatbase is-incalculable.-During the  same as it was on the 19th of August, .191-1. I am in this war to the  end, but I am in this war not upon  coupulsion, but upon the voluntary-  principle'of enlistment.���������Hansard Official Report, Aug. 1.  thc  North   sea and any  ships  which  may  be outside.  "At present I  think   that   Heligoland is only vulnerable by air attack 1������ elfect  The time table on the C. P. R.  changes on Sunday and it is likely  the usual winter time-table with a  few changes for the better will go in-  j-gnrm-i ^     i^-iir him iirr   n ---������--v ���������- - ������f---=s?.T :u . .    - .--������ .     .  ASI0TSF0R0   liSTRICT BOARD OF   TR  ^^>V3BJtttTO;U-^W^.-;W.J./r,V;l^.������^^i^ttaA^^^  President,/ Hope Alanson   Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbotsford, B. C.  Meeting.Held First Msnday of Each Month  .Write tjue secretary regarding manufacturing sites  witfc unexcelled.shipping facilities and cheap power  ������r inf(3i'Dsai.tion rogaa'di-ug' the farm and fruit lands of  Mae distriefc, &nd industries already established.  I"ZMrt*^t WMfWiglJij \  III  gfejflflfrfcffi  marks  ($7,500,000)  have been    ex-  /  M  See me now about that Insurance  1E"tlWi !)/;;���������  <������������*������.'������.  221=  I have a large and splendid supply^of  Raspberry Canes for sale atlow prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsford  \$j :ajfatt^|M<Tiiri^������WiijiOitti&<fc������������^giMj  i  m  ���������') 1/\f  rr   rpujj -ABBOl'SS'Oto Post, 'ABBOtfttfOttfi, ft C.  i������ki..<iim������>..;ii������ kmkti'i  ^i^isi^  immmiimnj jyjjjiaCTmroijm^������^'������ra^^  Abbotsford and District has done  ier sons  e tree  ������������������KMMWMBMIIfflBWI)^^  in senam  di  i  "3VJ  The following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson, killed.  I-I. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  I-L R. Gray, killed.  E. 0. Collinson, killed.  A. Ames, killed.  J. F. Green, killed.  Chas. Wooler,  (Killed)  A. Witch ell   (Killed)  M. Mallalue (Killed)  R. Hughes (Killed)  I-T. Green (Killed)  0. Kidwell, killed.  John Gillen, (Killed)  Sergt. C.  T. McPhee  (KTd)  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  A. J. Munro, (Prisoner)  L. Trethewey, (Gassed)  Win. Morgan (Invalided)  S. McPhee (Wounded)  D. Campbell,   (Wounded)  Albert Davenport (Wound'd)  F. Brown, invalided.  A. G. Adams.  E. Anderton.  J. Aitken.  . Stanley Attwood  H. Arnold.  F. Beale.  Steve Beebe  C. Bayes.  Hilliard Boyd.  Ed Barrett.  J. Bousfield.  W. Bowman.  A. A. F. Callan.  D. Campbell  J. H. Campbell  W. Campbell.  Tom Campbell.  E. Chamberlain.  E. A. Chapman.  Alex. Chisholm  Fred Colbourne  M. W. Copeland.  T. Davis. '.���������  T. Donnelly.  J. Downie.  A. C. Dudden.  Paul Dutase  Andy Ellwood.  Wm. Evans -  Norman Evans  Geo. Fadden  A. A. Fermoitr.  A. A. Fermor  S. Finch.   .  A. F. Flummerfelt  J. Fraser,  Ernest Gazley.  ���������Clarence Gazley.  i). G-eddes.  , E.: B. de la- Giroday  ���������Robert Gillen  G,, N. Gillett.  H. Gordon.  G. GougtL,  H. Green  H.  Grimley.  J. Hands.  G. E. Hayes.  A. Healey.  A. Hicks.  0. Hicks.  Robt. Higginson  Matt Higginson.  A. Hill-Tout.  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  R. Hughes.  T. M. Hutton  C. Hulton-Harrop.  V. Hulton-LIarrop.  K. Huggard.  J I. Johnston.  J. Kirkbride.  S. Knott.  Fred Knox.  Henry Knox.  W. Laird.  Geo. E. Leary  Roy Mains  T. Mawson.  Frank McCallum  J. McCormack.  Kenneth McGilivray.  Stewart McGillivray.  Ii. McKinnon  Wm. Mclntyre  P. D. McLagan  Matt Nelson.  Jack Parton  Peter Pearson.  A. Pegram.  T. Perks.  R. Peters.  Major B. Pottinger  S. Ramsay  John Rhodes  M. Rhodes.  Geo. Sharp.  Robt. Sim.  H. Skipworth. ~  -  J. L. Sarisom  John Sinclair.  R. Smart.  T. Smeeton.  B. W. Suthern.  A. Teng.  W. W. Thaw  L. Trethewey.  T. Usher.  Walker Wallace  Gordon Walters  Harold Walters  Thos. Walters,  J. Welch.  A. Williams.  J. 0. Williams.  Percy Wilson.  Frank Wooler  Manlius Zeigler  Hi  ���������:iJxM  .M.'S.B  we, who are left behind, going to contribute  Canadian Patriotic r und, as our share,  or en-  scnption.  e sacrifice or those who  verseas Service.  ive a mon  %^mm^m^m^^wmw^^^^^^^^^^^ ttuOTrtoM'UJMiv MrmwraMa  <..������t'm.7aiaBWW.HtB' & w^ufcMfc>r-.iL. ���������*������ai^_^' tXJt'!f^':"^*l*?!?.'',":a^?^ "^A^-  THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  and  ?200  for general repairs. (\ "i!.'3 ft JU'li-"*  iM'ttTSyUI   CO UNCI! j  .. ��������� i  BUY YOUR  HAM   I APn  HSf  'mw*' ���������  VJ&,  ITS  f  aoiaesr ������i,a'������C������'<i������r  ^���������^������������������3'itPii  ABKOTSFOKJi'. S3.* C. '   '  SAVEMONEY  "������^-\. *N.<"I% ���������*.*-J'N. "���������-'*���������������**  L#  ������^%/'.'"V\ "  .M,^..A.^jjm-n-i"���������=mtn-TiM^^ !  ������  irtise.  .v'Tu- monthly .nieefingof the coun-  j oil was hold in tho Agricultural hall  ] C'.'Vord station, o.] Saturday, SViilerr.-  j bor   15.  !   'i'he rcevo preside 1 and all members  ; of tho council  were present.  Sumas council wrote stating! that  an appropriation had been made to  repair the .Huntingdon road near Mr.  Brown's place.       Filed.  \Vof-tern Canada Power Company  wrote, explaining the .costs of installing, tho power, required on different  ���������������������������cut'.-:., The committee appointed  rcuoi'Led on their interview with the  '; manager, and further time was giv-  ! en so aw to arrive at an understand-  i i:'.g -.*-11.11 Unit company regarding ll.o  ! fulfilment of its agremont.  j Tho _' Smith-Hutchison ��������� Lumber  _ i Company wrote enclosing a cheque  i for SSO  as  a  bond  for crossings  on  ������  To advertise successfully you want a medium with wide  circulation which is widely read. The telephone directory  is in every office and almost every home between Chilliwack and'the sea. Its circulation is a daily circulation, fur  everybody refers to it constantly. Of the September issue ,  33,500 were.printed; no waste copies.  By advertising in the telephone directory you reach everybody.���������the office man and the householder. Who else are  purchasers?  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co,  Limited  .M'inan   rid    Morrison roads.  ������; s o  tat-  Iiav  I'M led.  Coun.   Owen     reported   that     the  company   had   made   good   crossings  nudalso that th"; Cr,ng-Taylor Com-  j pauy had left, the road in good shape  j The assignee of "the Fcrnridge  ���������.Lumber Company Limited asked for  I a   crosing   on   the   Lo   Keuvre   road,  sK^rrKrriatmima-rmi'r ii-w * uniaaa  jaffiaraaaffffi^^  $8.00   CHKQUJ3   GIVEN  A WAV  A number is given with every  pound of Malkin's Tea.  You might hold the lucky number.  You need the pound of tea in any  case. Buy now from Albert Lee.  ������swar  S'li!  meaBaitsiBasBisHssissiisa wagg^aasaistseg'jjss  ; one mile north of the Yale road, for  j a narrow gauge track for'the hauling  ! of shingle bolts Avith horses, giving  ; assurance that said crossing would bo  i constructed so as not to interfere  ' with traffic. The request was granted, subject to the usual $15 bond.  Mrs. E. E. "Welch reported on the  work being done by the Peardonville  Red'Cross Society and stated that a  shipment valued at ?50 was being  forwarded.    Filed.  A petition was received by John  Olson and 15 others, urging the repair of the James, Nelson and Al-  verson bridges in Ward II. Coun.  Owen reported that the repair- of  these bridges was receiving his attention and consideration.  Aish-Melander and    carried    that  Ward   II.   have  an   appropriation  of  ?3 00 for general bridge repairs.  Owen- Phinney and carried    that  j each ward's estimate for the year be  increased  by 50 per cent of  the arrears of taxes paid-up to October J.  and   that   the   resolution   passed   on  Sept. I  referring to apropriations of  5 0 per cent of tax arrears collected  be rescinded.  Melander-Aish and carried that  the contract on the Mt. Lehman road  north of the Municipal Hall be a-  warded tc D. Combs and E. W.  Ivloudey for the sum of $225.  Phinney-Aish and carried that  Ccun. Melander be authorized to expend ?75 on the White and Glenmore  roads. S7-" on the Aberdeen road; $30  on the Aldergrove station cut-off road  Coun. Melander was authorized to  call I'or tenders for cuffing down the  Pihl Hill on the Lo Feus-re road, and  also on:; for work on the Hunting-[  don road east from the Township  line road.  Henry Frederick-son was allowed  $-10 for fencing his lot on thc east  side ot the Bates road when completed.  Coun.'' Owen was allowed an appropriation of $110 for grading and fixing  the cemetery at Mi.   Lehman.  Coun'. Aish was granted $100 for  repairing tho Pago road and $100 for  general repairs.  - Coun. Aish was voted $200 on the  Boharrcll road and $70 for gravel  on  the  Hayton-Kclligher  road.  Coun. Phinney was allowed to call  for tenders for building a culvert  and  puffing in a Jill  on  the  Downes  road. ���������     ' ���������'. ���������'<*���������;/!������'$|j  The clerk was instructed to- write'  the government asking ou what, date  and who built the crossings on tho  Aish and Walter road, and also I ho  south crossing over the Malsqui dyke  also what date said roads were registered or gazetted.  Mrs. Shman 'y.as allowed a grant  ,of $20 for tho pn\soiil. month and  $.1.0 per month wi'il the end of iho  year.  'The reeve and clerk were appointed a commiUce to decide on the newspaper thc tax sale should be advertised in and award the contract.  The reeve and thc collector wore  empowered to negotiate the transfer o'f the Frac. W. 1-2 of th- N. I.\  1-4 Sec. 22, Tp. lfi. and .-\ F. I-l  (of the S E. 1-4 Sec. 11, Tp. 'IS at the  upset tax sale price.  Moved by Coun. Melander. -.wended by Coun. Owen that Section 20 i  of Chapter 52, Municipal Stvc-:ic:s,  1014, be amended by adding aiv.tr  the word "altogether" on the sixth  line, "that farm la:-id imprr.vements  be exempted fromtaxation." The  clerk..was instructed to forward a  copy of this resolution to'tin secretary of the U. B. C. M.  The council then adjourned to  meet on Saturday, October 6, at 10  a. m., in the Municipal Hall, ?vft. Leli ���������  man.  T5V CISSY  A  friend of  the soldiers who has  had experience in Graphology, offers  to tell tho character of readers of the  irrasov valley    Record,    from    their  handwriting.'  Snocimens are to be written on.one.  side of the sheet of unruled paper,  and to consist of a quotation, poetical or'otherwise, of at' least four  linos. It is not necessary for the  writers to sign their names. Any  noiu do plume, or initial that will  distinguish each one's own delineation will suffice."  Willi each specimen, we ask Tor the  small sum .of ten cents; and all proceeds will be divided equally between  tho Patriotic and Prisoners of vrar  Funds. Address corrcspondonco to  Li ox G Mission City.  K.���������ICnferprising,  lovely, observing,  possessing    good  cheerful,  penetrat-  infuitive  Pte. Randolph Appleby has sent a  Hun helmet to his mother here, which  is on exhibition, Mr. Bannisters window.    This is the first to reach Mission City.  L N.  hopeful  ivo'and  judgment.  i'lah��������� -A very nice even temper,  artistic tastes, capabilities, howover,  follow a more practical live, high-  minded, also broad minded; very patient and 'devout.  (.1. L. C.���������Also agreeable >������ disposition, but more easily discouraged;  is a. good judge of character, candid,  independent, yet. sensitive and digni-  fod.  Al. C. T.���������Courageous, capable, a-  miablo, witty and generous, penetrative, energetic, original and strong-  willed. ,  G. lil. Li. .1.���������Industrious, capable,  witty, generous, brave, firm, active-  con Id undertake something new and  carry if through successfully.  Dearie���������Unselfish, affectionate, a  little despondent or melancholy, energetic, candid, high-minded; brave  yielding, neat, orderly and clever.  fssichor���������Am sorry you overlooked the donation but will pay it to  save .time. You are bright, clevsr,  particularly in repartee, calm, imgi-  native, proud, independent,, idealistic  forceful, determined and generous.  (Five dollars,please, when we meet).  Vivian���������Hopeful and persevering'  enough to win much success. Your i-  deals are good, also your judgment.  You are kind in deed and in thought;  also blessed with a keen sense of humor. . ,  Tom���������Keen, determined, quicktempered.active, affectionate, father  vain: l-:eps his own counsel, scheming  in business matters.      ,  ii-saia  0������a  9  OittlCOX & PORTLAND RAILHOAD  j CO  .GRANT LANDS  f     Titla to cama revested    in    United  j States by Act of Congress dated June  9,   1916.     Two   million   throo   hundred   thousand   Acres   to   be   opened  for  homesteads  and  8������.le.       Timber  ami Agricultural  lands.    Containing  some of the beat land left    in    the  <p    United   States.    Now ' is     the     op-  fl   portune   time.    Large  Map   showing  t"TO'*% /$**$ I "lands by sections and description of  f% $1   1} '��������� soii climate rainfall,  elevations, etc.  ���������Ski. *<&i?i&. ( pt.ac paid one dollar.    Grant Lands  Locating Co. Box 610. Portland, Or-  Ogifl.    m  '��������� %  ��������� m  I  lOTSFORD,  C  ift's^-daes m evasy respect.    Tke bar is  st������������&������d wifch -felie best ������������ v/ines, liquor and cigaara,  RATBS,   $1.SO   TO  $'2.0O   PER   DAY  PROPRIETORS  nTJs.w..v~-. ST^onrnsra  A. J, HENaEKS������N a St>NS  J. H. JONES  Ftmeml Director  Furr.iahar of Funeral Supplies  ?feone Eonaffcticn. Missien City  ]4  I   tvy.  Delivery made on Thursdays if desired  Or sent by express'     16 cents per pound  es.  M  ������ECT, AUTQ aad  wmm STABLES  ������.'."KUaftY, Proprietor.  TEAMING and  DRAYING  WOOD and COAL For Sale  ������rgars  ?roitiptiy Filled  Auio  For  Mire.  Give us a call and you will  be used right evory time.  ABSOTSFO^������,  B.  G.  Fanners' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly -Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY,  PROPRIETOR  HUNTINGDON,  B   C.  t:\  %\  i  ���������ii  T,fl  1  ;\  J������  ^m^^,&:^<mi<M^^mmmmm^

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