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 -Ci"  ... ..*��� ^VATiVfi   i^-J*,  THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    Of    MERRITT    RND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol". X No 20  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   APRIL   17,   1914  Price 5 Cent  Secretary's Report  To Committee  Preparations for Proposed Militia  Visit to Valley.���Offi.ers  Want to Camp Here  f ** ���*** ^'CTC-'- *���*-�����  A meeting of the business men's committee appointed'last week wus held in  the City hall on Tuesday afternoon, to  consider the report of the secretary,  Mr. 0. Phillips, who had been sent to  the Coast to interview the commanding  officers of the Infantry units in Vancouver, New Westminster and North Vancouver. Mr. G. B. Armstrong, the  chairman, ��� called on the secretary to  read the minutes of the previous meeting which were adopted. Mr. Armstrong  then asked the secretary to give his report, which was asfollows :  ���. "To the chairman and memLers of the  Citizens committee.  Gentlemen.���With reference to my  visit to the Coast on business pertaining  to the Militia Camp in the Nicola Valley,  I beg to report as follows :  i I left Merritt on Wednesdays train  ���for Vancouver. On Thursday I 'inter-,  viewed Col. Leckie of 72nd Seaforth  Highlander.; Col. Hulme of 6th Duke of  Connaughts Own Rifles, Brigadier Duff-  Stuart, and Major M. J. Crehan of the  -Irish Fusiliers. To each of these gentlemen I explained what I had been sent  down for, but made in clear that'.'.the  things I mentioned were only in a- formative stage and;tliat nothing definitely  would;be settled till after submitting  my report, to you.  Col. Hulme of the 6th, ->yhich is the  premier regiment of Vancouver,, stated  that through all his camping experience  in B.C.', no place had ever gone to thc  trouble that Merritt proposed doing.  The Colonel also stated that directly  any thing: .was arranged would I write  "him, so that he may announce arrangements' to his'officers and men on parade.  , Col." Leckie thought the idea of a  train to and from csmp was an excellent Vne. " He "explained that the men  ���*���*��� would- be"workiftg>*>iard during the^day'  and the train would save any further  exertion in the evening. He also stated  that anything the citizens of Merritt  did to make matters comfortable, his  officers and men would be delighted.  \ Brigadier Duff-Stuart,swho will be in  charge of the Infantry Brigade, was of  the opinion that the proposed plans as  outlined to-him, were excellent, he  wished to be kept informed of our definite arrangements.  Major M. J. Crehan, second in command of the Iiish Fusiliers, stated that  .bo sure were the Irish of going into  camp in the Nicola .Valley that the officers had made arrangements fora local  man to supply the mess. The Major  was positive that his.CO., brother officers and men would be delighted to visit  the Valley, in fact Mr. Crehan said that  the regiment would go into camp at no  other place. -'  ; On Good Friday, I went to New West-;  minster and had a talk to Col. JV D.  Taylor, M.P., officer commanding the  104th reg. of that city.' The_ Colonel  "hlaa=th^^ighfbefoWiafriv��d"fr*^Otra"-  wa, and tho he had not said anything  to the Minister "of Militia, he understood that the Valley was the place  chosen for the 1914 camp. The Colonel  requested me to keep in touch with  Major C E. Doherty and tell him of  our plans.        "  On Saturday I interviewed Major M.  Moore, A,S.C, and Mr. Boase, Assist.  Gen. Pass. Agent, C.P.R. Major Moore  stated that tenders would be called for  locally for supplying the camp with all  the goods required.  Mr. Boase stated that he could not  give a rate on the special train till,he  knew just what equipment the militia  would require, then he could tell what  carriages and engines they could leave  at the cam p.' While I was in his office  ���he gave instructions-to one of his.meh  ���,to find out immediately what.equipment  <would be necessaiy, and then write-me  ������to"*-.' '���'.'::.::������'���  I' trust that .my report meets with  your approval.       ���   - ��� ������  Respectfully submitted  ���....,:     '������..'"*      Oliver Phillips. "  The committee were of the opinion  that the secretary had done very wel]  and on motion of Messrs. Strickland  and Cleasby the report was received  and the thanks of the meetingextended  to the secretary for his very good report. Various matters were then discussed and the meeting stood adjourned  the next meeting being at the call of  the chair.    r  .Word was received yesterday that  the Militia camp was going to  be held  in Kamloops,  and the local  business  (Continued on page 4)  Distressing Fatality  At Canford Mill  Mill Man at Nicola Valley Pine  & Lumber Company Falls  Over Dam  A very distressing accident happened  to D. Marcelini at Canford last Sunday  From the evidence submitted to thc  jury called to decide on the cause of  the death, it was stated that the affair  was a pure accident. The full text of  the verdict rendered by the jury under  foreman W. K. Heslop is as  follows:  "We the jury impanelled  to consider  the circumstances attending the death  of Dajostini   Marcelini,   find  that  the  deceased met is death by  falling, over  the dam at the mill of the.Nicol.t Valley Pine and  Lumber Co.   on  Sunday  April  12th  the  fall resulting _ in the  injuries in accordance with the medical  evidence, and resulting in death.   We  findthat the deceased met his death  through an anavoidable accident,  and  no  blame "attaches  to  any person. "  From the evidence of James Cummings Jr,   the deceased,  who  was a  married man,"an Italian,Iw.i.th a family  in Italy, had finished the raising of the  dam; with the help of witness and another man.   The three  men  then  got  into  the boat.     Cummings  took   the  oars, and deceased the piice'pole,  Marcelini stuck the pole into "the dam  to  hold the boat off.   After a little while  the deceased attempted toTget another  hold with his pole,;;and inidping so, the  boat swerved toward   the" dam,  and  started going over.   Cummings shouted-to the men   to-'get  out.    Petrinski  the other man, and witness got out on  to the dam,   theie  was  not sufficient  water  coming over the dam that a  good foothold could  not be obtained.  Deceased started to get out of the boat  and put one foot on the darn, and he'd  on the boat with his left > hand,  then  the poor fellow seemed to loose his  balance, as the boat weiii',over, ' and  _de.ceasecL.andJ_ oat Jio'th.^von t^S>ver". -  Witness "stated���that there would  be  about 10 to 16 feet of water; at the  foot of the dam,   and he did  all  that  was  possible  to   save  the   man.    He  entered the water but (he swift current  swept the deceased  ahead of him by  over fifteen feet.   Witness  considered  that the boat was perfectly sound, and  not by any means dangerous,   and  if  the man had  held  on  a  little  longer  with his pole, he would have been able  to nose  the boat upstream with  his  oars.   By   the Coroner:   If the man  had jumped when  Petrinski  and himself had done the accident would  not  have happened.   Ed F. O'Connor gave  evidence and stated that he  had seen  the accident from the bank and corroborated Cummings' evidence.   Truman^  Wilson and Peter Backs told how they  recovered the body about 2 miles down  the stream at the back of a tree' root.  Dr. G. H. Tutill M.D. the Coroner  stated that the real cause of death was  a-broken neck. The jury who rendered  the verdict as stated above was as foi-  ��       _ ,_  lows:^Wl=Kl^HeslojE)"~fd.eTnftri7"~ahd  Messrs Frase, Ross, Campbell, Anderson, Barwick, and Gionbatta Dean.  Western Freight  Rates.  How B, C. is Affected  Passenger Tariffs for British Columbia Unchanged���No Mention  of Freight Rates as to Coal; Rates from Vancouver  to Interior Reduced  Government Drafts  New Regulations  Half Section will be Maximum  of Ranching Land that can  be Leased,  The main readjustment deals with  the fixing of a standard scale of maximum freight rate3 for the prairie section, the British Columbia lake section  and the Pacific Ccast section. The  lowest scale in the West, namely the  Manitoba standard tariff, will apply to  the other two prairie provinces and the  British Columbia lake section. A somewhat higher but decreased standard is  to apply to the Pacific section. By  this readjustment Manitoba retains  her present standard tariff, and' the  other provinces benefit by a substantial reduction. ���  *"���- Special Tariff-*.  ��� Special distributing tariffs to apply  to all the cities of the West which do  a jobbing business" are put into force  on a practical equality with those.now  enjoyed by Winnipeg.  Through rates from Eastern .'to  Western Canada are to be based: on  the rates from the head of the lakes.  It is estimated that this will mean, a  reduction of from 5 to 12 per cent.  Local rates on grain and flour are to  be:reduced by a direct reduction of  from 20 to 30 per cent and by a-provision that the local rate shall npit be  greater than the- furtherance rate on  grain going to the head of the lakes.  No reduction is ordered on livestock  rates, on cement rates, or on sugar  rates from Vancouver.  Effective In September  The judgment involving the new tariffs will come into effect on September  1 next. .  The judgment covers some two-hundred' Pages,, andfldeal s^with^each -*,con-.  Those changes result in substantial  reductions from the present standard  maximum scales in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.  Special distributing tariffs on a  lower basis are advised from recognized distributing centres, the reduction from the standard tariff of each  territory being 15 per cent, of the  prairie standard scale. The following  first-class rate examples indicate the  character of the reduction,, the other  class being proportionately scaled.  The first-class rate from Winnipeg to  Regina is reduced by 8 cents, to Swift  Current by 9, Calgary 12, Revelstoke  15, Saskatoon 13, Edmonton 16 arid  'Lethbridge 10 cents per 100 pounds.  From Regina the first-class rate is  reduced to Broadview by 3, to Swift  Current 6, Medicine Hat 7, Colonsay  13, Saskatoon 6 and Wilkie 18 cents  per 100 pounds.  From Saskatoon the first-class is  reduced to Hardisty by 7, Wynward 4  and Davidson 4 cents per 100 pounds.  From Calgary to Regina 10, to MacLeod 3, Edmonton 4, Lethbridge 3,  Cardston 4 and Fernie 8 cents per  100,pounds. i -"'"  From Edmonton to Saskatoon 4, to  Camrose 6, Wetaskiwin 6, 'Calgary 4,  High River 7 and Lethbridge 9 cents  per 100 pounds. Similar reductions  are made from other prairie jobbing  centres.  From Vancouver to Ashcroft 4  cents, Kamloops 20, Revelstoke 26,  Nelson 15 andCalgary 7 cents per 100  pounds. Through rates from Eastern  to Western Canada are'based on those  charged^frbm* Port 'Afthuir*"or1 Fort  to the report of the boards-* of traffic | Wfl"am* /\ter clUng ��*���**�� al-  offlcer and attaches his examples of |\eady T , by order of the board in  reductions ordered. |the re^ionaI rate case, further reduc  tions are made and a more uniform  basis adopted.   Examples of the new  Hospital Ball  Successful  One of the most enjoyable social  social functions ever held in the City  was the Hospital Ball on Easter Monday. The Central hall was. gaily decorated by the Ladies Auxilary of the hospital, and for. over six-hours about  seventy-five Couples danced to their  hearts content to the very good music  supplied by Prices Orchestra. Great  credit is due to the following officers  of the Auxilary for their untiring efforts in making such a time so pleasant.  President, Mrs. G..F. Ransom; vice-  president, Mrs. F. Gay; secretary, Mrs.  P. Boyd, and treasurer Mrs.: A. W.  Strictland. Among' the many people  noticed were Mesdames Phillips, Marshall, Barwick, Welfare, Patterson,  Collett, Bryden, Mr. and Mrs. J. P.  Boyd, Grimmett, Blair Reid, Kennedy,  Strachan, Darknell, Boothroyd; Devonshire, Keown, and Gay. The Misses  McPherson, Seaton, Tripp, and Sherwood, Messrs Costigan, Daniel, Gem-  inell, Solomon, Grant, Collinson, Eddy;  Sutcliff and many others.  Every lady in the,city, with the interest of the Nicola Valley' General  Hospital at heart, should make a point  of attending the next meeting of the  Ladies Auxiliary which will be held in  the City hall March the 12th at .3 p.m.  After reciting the resolution of, the  Winnipeg board of trade and the application of the Vancouver board the  judgment refers to what is termed an  unfortunate misunderstanding as to  the real issue of the case, and refutes  the often repeated statements of Eastern Canada benefitting from alleged  extortionate tolls in the West and of  alleged financial sacrifices made by  Eastern Canada for railway development in the West.  The finding of the board is that  while discrimination exists between  the rates charged east and west of  Port Arthur, the discrimination is  justified under the railway act and previous decisions of the board and is  not undue or unjust.  The necessity for more railway,  ���mileage in the West is mentioned and  figures are quoted showing that 39  per cent, of the arable acreage of  Saskatchewan^i^5nt8ide^f~Oen^mTle  wagon haul to a railway and that 48  per cent, of the acreage of Alberta is  still unprovided for. Many recently  constructed branches, according to the  evidence, are unremunerative.  Three Sections  The territory west ' of the Great  Lakes" is divided into three sections.  The first is called the.prairie section,  extending from the Great Lakes to the  Mountains; the second the Pacific section, including mainland rail lines in  British Columbia, and third, the British Columbia lake section, including  the inland-navigable waters in that  province. .'���"���. -i������-  , A standard scale of maximum  freight rates is fixed for'each section.  The lowest scale in the West, now  known as the Manitoba standard, has  been, amplified to show rates up to  2000 and 100 miles and will apply  throughout the entire prairie section  and on the British Columbia lakes,  abolishing the higher scale now  charged in Saskatchewan and Alberta.  What will be known as; the Pacific  scale is on a somewhat higher basis  and  will govern in Pacific  territory.  rates from the lake terminals are  given below, those to other points being similarly scaled.  B. C. Vegetables  The special rates on fruits and vegetables frcm British. Columbia which  have been revised and reduced since  the complaint against them was  launched by the united farmers of  Alberta are left unchanged.  Lumber and joiners' work from  British Columbia to prairie destinations have been already reduced following the board's order in July, 1913.  A; table showing some of the reductions accompanies the judgment.  The rates on sugar from Vancouver  remain unchanged, the complaint of  the British Columbia sugar refinery  not being sustained.  Rates on ores, concentrates and  smelter-productsHn=andiifromiiBritish-  Columbia are found to constitute a  large percentage of the traffic of that  province and are found remunerative  only in the sense of contributing to the  general prosperity.  A review of the judgment shows  that the whole structure of western  rates, starting from the standard maximum mileage scale, the class tariffs  from Lake Superoir and Pacific Coast  terminals, the class distributing rates,  commodity "tariffs, applying on grain,  coal, livestock, cement, fruit,. vegetables, brick, sandstone, lumber, dairy  products, etc., have been closely inspected and definite decision given in  connection with each. ���  The board has considered the question of local passenger rates in British Columbia very carefully. It finds  that the local passenger business is at  present being conducted at a loss; it  therefore "_does not. feel, justified in  directing any.change until the board  is afforded an opportunity of seeing  jwhat improvement in passenger revenues will result from the improvements in; railway ; grades, and operating facilities which the railway is at  present making, ."���'-.������  For years the grout ranching industry of the West has been greatly handicapped by obsolete regulations. This  great industry wns being wiped out,  and the West is suffering in consequence of the decreased production of  horses, cattle and sheep. When the  government came into power a commission was appointed to investigate  the industry.' Insecurity of tenure of  leases was one of the greatest drawbacks to the development of the stock  industry. .After carefully revising the  recommendations of the commission,  and consulting with the best authorities on this subject, Hon. Dr. Roche,  minister of interior, drafted new regulations.  Half Section the Maximum  In future the maximum areas granted under lease to any one person will  be a half-section. No particular part  of the provinces is set aside for ranching, but the regulations apply to the  whole of the three. , Applications for  grazing leases on any land will only,  be-granted after inspection to determine : whether the land in question is  grazing or agricultural land. : Where  the farmers adjoining grazing land express their desire that this be retained  as.a commons for all to use for. their  stock, no lease will be granted. Less:  ees must fence the area they obtain  under lease. Leases will be granted  for ten years, but existing leases will  not be disturbed until their expiration  West of the Calgary-Edmonton and  Calgary-McLeod railways, what is  known as the foothill country, is now  nearly all 'under lease and in -very  large blocks. Here the lessees of these  great areas have signified their intention of giving up a part"of their graz-  ing IbBSb as soon as the farmers acquire Stock. These areas will likely  be held as commons, and will be for  the usfe of all the farmers engaged in  stock raising.  Lessees will be required to have one  head of horse or cattle or five sheep  for every thirty acres. Where the inspectors believe that the land will not  carry that amount of stock they will  fix the number they consider should  be grazed on each area. Thirty-three  per cent, of the required stock must  be placed the first year on each leased  area granted. At least twenty-five per  cent. ' of the stock must always be  breeding stock.  It is expected that under these new  provisions the West will again take  its place as one of the great stock-  raising countries of the world. The  development of this-industry will add  to the prosperity and permanency of  the We8tern settler. The farmer who  wishes grazing privileges is protected,  the agriculturist _has_still_access_to all  arable land, and the rancher is given a  permanency of tenure  that  will  en-  Want Post Office  Building Started  Council of Board of Trade Transacts Important Business-  Separate Train Service  courage him to develop his industry.  Where Will the Militia Camp  be Held? Merritt vs. Kamloops  Telegrams have been sent from Merritt, Nicola and Lower Nicola to Ottawa, urging the claims of the Valley.     .'"'.������.-..  ; As we go to press nothing definite has been heard from Ottawa  as to the place of the 1914 camp except th'.. telegram from Col.  Sam Hughes found on page 4.    .....''���'.  _'���'' .     .  Important Bill  Introduced  In the Dominion House of Commons  last week, Hon. Martin Burrell moved  the second reading of the bill to regulate the manufacture and sale of dairy,  products and to prohibit the manufacture or sale of butter substitutes. The  Minister said that 'dishonest dealers,  particularly in Montreal were making  "process " renovated butter-that had  as much as 40 per cent of water in it,  but,.;because the present act required  proof that acid was used to put this  water in the butter, convictions had  been refused in Montreal. A fraud was  being perpetrated on the public, and  legislation wbs needed to stop it. The  bill was given its second reading and  referred to the agricultural committee,  as was also Hon. Mr. Nantel's bill to  amend the Adulteration Act by providing that only pure maple syrup maybe  so labelled.  If> you don't see this city's advantages, how do you expect a stranger to  do so? ..'-:���.  The village band makes sweet music  but it isn't in it with the village carpenter.  When you write a letter, tell how  well the city is looking. It is as important as the stamp.  The council of the Merritt Board of  Trade met in (he City hall on Tuesday  afternoon to discuss several important  matters.   President H.   S. Cleasby occupied the chair, and called on secretary  Wulker  to  read    a  letter "from  Heatons Ltd Toionto,  with  reference  to booklets oidered by   the old  Board,  to the effect  ihat  1,000 booklets had  been printed, 700  of which  had  been  sent to the C. P. R. for distributing and  the balance sent to the secretary. With  the letter was an account for $140.76.  The members of  the  council   thought  that this advertising was the best way  to get at people at a distance,   and  on  motion of Messrs Strictland  and Ward  the secretary was requested  to write  Heatons Ltd, that the old  board was  defunct, and  that  the  present board  was under the process of reorganization. ^ In about 30 or 40 days the Board  .would be able to give  them every consideration.  ,The Standard of the Empire wrote  offering to insert in their paper which  is published in London Eng. any item  of interest with reference to the city  free of charge. The paper also sent  their advertising rate card, and asked  an advertisement from the Board. It  was decided lo ask the secretary to  send hews items to the paper, and  write the:Standard of the Empire that  the advertising may come later."  Mr. Strictland brought to the attention of the council, the fact that nothing yet had been done on the new federal building, which will house the  post office department etc. The secretary was requested to write * Hon Martin Burrell to hurry the matter along.  Another important matter on > which  the action of the. Board,of Trade'*was  thoughfr.advi^rSS^i'-h^^  the C.P.R, asking that they "have different trains for the passengers' and  freight service between 'Spencers  Bridge and this city. Mr. Walker was  requested to attend to this.  As the drill hall for the B. C. Horse  had not yet been started, the Minister  of(Militia Col. Sam Hughes will be  asked when-this building will be "started. The council also discussed the  question of watering the streets, during the summer months and Mayor  Jackson and Aid. McGoran stated that  they would bring this to the attention  of the City Council on Monday evening  The following members were present:  President, H. S. Cleasby. Secretary  Walker and Messrs Jackson, Strict-  land, Rogers, Ward, Reid, Cranna and  McGoran. -  To Celebrate  Empire Day  A meeting of. the citizens of the City  was called to discuss the Empire Day  celebrations on Thursday evening of  last week. Mayor A. Jackson occupied,  the chair, and A. E. Howse was appointed secrenary. Owing to the 24th  coming on Sunday it was decided to  hold the holiday on Monday theMfith.  On account of the small attendamsethe  meeting decided that no committees  should be appointed that evening and  the meeting stood adjourned till Tuesday evening. When the meeting came  to order on that date the following  committees were appointed : Finance-  Sup t. of each mine and Messrs. Armstrong and Rogers ;. baseball and- lacrosse���Messrs. Gay, Gissing and Gill-  ispie; horse racing���Messrs. Armstrong,  Laws and Cameron ; football���Messrs.  Ovington, Fairley and A. N. Other ;  program���Messrs. Bunt and' Phillips;  grounds���one from each committee with  power to,add/.  We are given to understand that Mr.  Malcolm McKenzie secretary-treasurer,  'of the 1913 sports committee, left a  balance of $55,95 in the local bank.  This amount,*it is presumed, will be  available forthe 1914 celebrations. ���  There seems to be a little misunderstanding with some of the residents of  the city as to the celebrations. The  visit of the Militia camp has nothing  whatever to-do with the citizens avents  on the 25th May. The money collected  by the finance committee appointed on  Tuesday evening will not go towards  the entertainment of the militia, but  wholly for the enjoyment of the people  of Merritt. ; No doubt, there could be  some events thrown open to the "soldier  boys", but the majority would be strictly for the local boys to fight out between themselves���(Ed.) 2  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, April 17, 1914  THE   NICLOA   VALLEY   NEWS  Published Every Friday  Subscriptions, payable in advance,  ?2.00  per year in  Canada.  Britain, United States and Foreign Countries, ?2.50.     ���  Great  ROBT.   W.   HULBERT  Proprietor and Editor  ADVERTISING   RATES:  Twenty-five  cents  an  inch for  regular advertising,  notices $7.00 for 60 days.   .'-.5.00 for 30 days.  Land  and  Water  Classified advertising 10 cents a line ; extra words 2 cents.  Legal advertising 10 cents a line ; 0 cents repeat.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  EIGHT HOUil DAY FOX CITY EMPLOYEES  The action of the City Coiindl ;1 their lust ine_tiii_- in establishing an eight hour day for city v.x-l-men is one of the best acts of  municipal legislature enacted by the present regime. The day has  now passed when men worked long hours for a mere pittance, and,  by their actions in the future the eity employees should see to.it  that the present Council or those that are to follow have no cause  to regret tlie unanimous vote of the City Fathers on April 6th, 1914.  # *        #  EMPIRE DAY  As May 24th -falls on a Sunday, no doubt the Empire Day celebrations will be held on Monday, the 25th. Wherever Britishers  live, the day will be one of great rejoicing, and the Union Jack will  be honored. North, East, South or West, the grand old Flag will  wave proudly as the emblem of the greatest nation the world lias  ever known, and on which the sun never sets. The citizens of Merritt will join with co'untless thousands in praying that the British  Empire may long continue to use its wonderful powers to the  furtherance of peace and justice to all men, and in honoring the  memory of Victoria the Good. ���  # - #       #  PREJUDICE.  Easy to create, it is hard to destroy. Sinister of wit, it is weak  of wisdom. Its perceptions are false. It sees in darkness; it is blind  in the light. It nutures lies and reje&ts truth. Breeding hatred, it  blasts sympathy. It rules those who give it life. - It is conjured  Frankenstein, dominating millions of men. It sits beside the gates  of life and takes toll of all 'that pass.  It is tlie conservator of all that reason would destroy, the destroyer of the works of justice. It is the hand-maiden of error, the  Nemesis of knowledge.' It feeds fear and poisons hope. It lives  by the law of the dead. It thrives upon the meat of yesterday. It  sickens on the sustenance of .today.  It is tbe anarchist of the heart. It smohers faith. It gives love-  to the torch. It bemeans benevolence and shuns communion. It  stills the sound of- music and palsies the hand of art. It betrays  belief and sets suspicion on a throne. It rejoices in tears. Its mirth  is in misery.  It is the monster of the mind. It pollutes thought, serves despair and ravishes-right. It offends against fact and is a stranger  to logic. Its soothing is in sophistry. It divines the unreal and  walks in the way of phantoms. It drains the potions brewed by  witches of the brain.   It is a thing of charms and amulets.  It  is Prejudice!���Ex. '- <.  A QUIET EASTER  The Easter Holidays passed off  very quietly in the City and district. At each church special  services were held on Easter  Sunday and the various, pastors  dwelt on the prevailing subject,  "The Resurrection."  On Good Friday afternoon baseball fans attended in force at  Voght Park to witness the first  game of ball of the season, when  " the fat and heavy ones " met  " the lean and hungry ones."  A team from the High School  met the Merritt Cubs in a base-  ball game on Good Friday morn-  ^ing7^TbVgame^ended"ih^^"wih  for the Cubs by 19 to 11.  CANFORD  ANNIVERSARY SERVICES  at the Methodist Chuich  The Methodist Church will hold  their anniversary services next  Sunday and Monday, April 19th  and 20th; Rev. J. W. Hedley,  M.A..B.D., a former pa3tor will  preach both morning and evening on the Sunday, and will give  an address on Monday night on  "The Strike Situation on Vancouver Island." The ladies of  the church will give a supper in  the League room commencing at  6 p.m. and the concert and address will begin at 8 p.m. A  hearty invitation is given to all  to attend-these anniversary services. The price of admission  to the supper and concert will be  35c.  Mr. and Mrs. R. G. S. Anthony  have left theWillow Grange farm,  for Vancouver where they intend  to reside.  Miss Manson who had some  300 day old chicks recently reports that they are doing fine.  Mrs. T. R. Hardiman left for  the [coast cities on Friday last  where she intends spending a  month or so.  Mr. Fraser, of Vancouver, has  bought out Percy McKenna's  place and will make his home  here.  ���Eloughing^and seeding^-is-the  order of the day, the farmers  look for a good all round crop  this year.  Mr. and Mrs. Roberson are  camping near Canford, Mr. Roberson will be taking up the horse  and cattle business.  Mr. H. T. Shelton left for the��  coast on Friday.  Mrs. Brenten has taken up her  residence on her chicken ranch  near here. She has a very good  stock.  Some one remarked the other  day to a gentleman in Canford :  stop your hens laying a little,  why, because they are too cheap.  On Monday evening next the  City Council will hold its regular  meeting at 8. p.m., when several  important matters will come up  for consideration, among them  being the report of the police  commission, with reference to the  night watchman,and the acceptance of the assessment roll. Undoubtedly the question of the  continuance of the "chain gang"  will also be on the tapis. All  these matters were laid over at  the last meeting.  DELIGHTFUL  Are now being shown by new process  and with  LIFE-LIKE REALITY  Pictures changed  THREE  Times Weekly  Music a Specialty  Sunshine Trio���Beautiful Combination of Flute, Piano and Violin  Plays on Mondays and Thursdays  Sunshine  Orchestra of Five Performers plays popular  music  every Saturday  CONTINUOUS   SHOW  From 7 to 10  Prices: Children 10c, Adults 25c.  I?/ "D" \%  ��� RITISK COLUMBIA HODSE^  Merritt. B.C.,  April 17, 1914 j  Regimental Order No. 5, by Lieut.  Co!.   C.   L,   Flick,   commanding  31st.Regiment British Columbia  Horse.  Promotions, Appointments and  Retirements  Captain G. Hotimie takes over  the command of " A " Squadron,  vice Provisional Major H. T. Wilson, who has applied for transfer  to the Corps Reserve, to date  from date of last squadron in- [  spection.. Capt. ,F. C. Turner,  D.S.O. takes over the command  of "D" Squadron vice Major H.  H. Matthews, promoted.  Camp Transport  Squadron leaders will, on arrival  in camp this year handover their  transport wagons, teams and  drivers to the Quartermaster for  duty until end.of training. The  Quartermaster-will, if necessary,  make supply arrangements with  the Army Service Corps.  C. Tyner, Lieut.  Acting Adjutant  It was rumored on the street  corner the other day, that* Host  M. -'Men tyre of the Coldwater  hotel was thinking of buying "another flag, to take the place of a  portion of one flying from the  pole of the hotel, It is wonderful how rumors fly these days.  .  Mr. Code, operating expert of  the Mutual Film Company has  been overhauling the machine at  the Sunshine Theatre this week.  A special apparatus has been installed which will give the pictures a beautiful radiance that  hitherto has not been attainable.  The Merritt - Tulameen and  Coalmont mail stage has been  transferred from N. Peterson to  Joe Collett.  Maj7"Smith~affd  Squadron Quar. Mast. Osmond  will instruct recruits at the Skating Rink on Tuesdays and Fridays  at 7 p.m.  It is hoped that all recruits,  and as many members of the  squadron as possible, will avail  themselves of these drills, prior  to going into camp.  All members of the Squadron  may attend ih civilian clothes.  F. Cecil Turner, Capt. D.S.O.  O.C. 'D' Squadron 31st  Reg. B.C. Horse.  The  "News"  Sports Column  At the usual meeting of the  >.V.F.A held on Saturday a  motion was put through on the  minutes rescinding a resolution  passed a few weeks ago, wit-h  referer\c*e to the referees. The  CoalhilT representatives wanted  one man to rule the roost, as  far as refereeing games in the  v Gay " shield competition was  concerned, and succeeded in passing the following motion, "that  one referee be appointed by the  association to referee all games."  The motion was declared carried.  : On Sunday next .Coalhill will  meet Merritt on Diamond Vale  grounds at 2.30 p.m. with referee CMngton in charge. On the  following Sunday at the same  grounds the "Cubs" will endeavour to beat the Hubs with  referee Fairley in charge.  The moving picture machine  of Mr. Commons Theatre is now  on view in the windows of the  Merritt Hardware and Sporting  Goods Co. on Quilchena ave.  The writer was very fortunate  to see, while on a visit to the  coast, the final of the Mainland  Cup between Coquitlam and Kit-  islano. These teams met the previous Saturdav and after fighting for 2 hours the match ended  in a draw. On Saturday last the  teams=wer<rordered^toHight-=to  the finish, and after battling for  3 hours Coquitlam scored the  winning goal 10 seconds before  time, We should be pleased to  hear if any of our readers have  ever seen or heard of a football  game extending over such a  period.  In,a very well contested game  between Diamond Vale Rangers  and the Zig Zags, in the Darknell cup series ended in a' draw  both sides scoring once. At this  time the Rangers head the table  with a lead of two points.  The action of the Football association at their meeting held  on Mondav, in doing away with  the old system of refereeing does  not commend itself to a great  number of supporters of the  game. If the new. idea is put  into force, it will mean that one  man will practically have the  control of the game in his own  hands. Wherever association  football is played, never has it  boen known where one man is  appointed to referee all the games  in a competition, and it is a great  pity that their are one or two  mien, who consider that they  know more about the game they  the authorities in the Oid Country, who have never yet suggest-  edsthe advisibi ity of one man  dominating a league or cup competition. At the next meeting  this question wi'l undoubtedly  come up for consideration again.  ________w*gas-*ww yiSrVMtifmvsa^mvJiemm^mtBmjm^  BANK  OF  MONTREAL  J   Established 1817 ���[  $16,000,000.00  16,000,000,00  1,046,217,80  242,263,219.60  Capital   Paid   Up  Rest      ...        ...  Undivided Profits        ...  Total Assets (October 1913)      -  BOARD OF DIRECTORS  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Royal, G.. C. M. G., G. C. V. 0., Hon" President,  H. V. Meridith, Esq., President.  E. B. Greenshields, Esq. Fir William McDonald.  Sir Thomas ShaughnesBy, K.C.V.O. David Morrice, Esq.  A. Baumg-artcn, Esq. O. B. Gordon, Esq.  D. Forbes Angus, Esq. Win. McMaster, Esq.  Sir FREDERICK WILLIAMS-TAYLOR, General Manager.  Bankers In Canada and London, England, for Dominion Government.  Branches ostnblielm* throuchout Canada and  Newfoundland; also in London England:  New S"ork, Chicago. Spokane and Mexico City.  Saving Department ntnll Branches.   Deposits of from $1.00 upwards received, and  interest allowed nt current rates.  A general banking business transacted.  MERRITT BRANCH NICOLA BRANCH  A. W. STRICKLAND, Mana_er  ?0_K5__B_B______________B  R. B. Angus, Esq,,  Hon. Robt. Mackay.  C. R. Hosmer, Esq,  H. R. Drummond Esq  cut .;  GLASS  No household that makes any pretension to conducting its establishment according to the standard of  its friends can afford to overlook its  requirements in the matter of Cut Glass. At the present time  we are in a particularly advantageous position to give you a  little more than ordinary value     -^.  in. that line, we invite Simpson and:  YQU TO TAKE A LOOK        7 X n  at our Window of Cut Glass dfaiina  Only  3   minutes  from   Depot  Coldwater Hotel  Th-* o- lyho'c!  in Merril.  with Rcoms  with ! a h  ���tscl*.eJ  Pivi larQC.  Steam heated  Sample R 'Oinc_  60  Bedrooms  Hot and  fold Water  Reach  run in  connection  with Hotel  GIVE   US   A  -Atrial  M.   MclNTYRE  Proprietor  THE  erritt Meat Market  JOS. CASTILOU, Prop.        L. ANDERSON, Manager  The kind and generous support accorded our  new Meat Market by the people of Merritt  - merits our heartiest thanks-but we desire to see  more of the citizens visit us as we are confident  that we can please the most fastidious our service being of the best and our Meats of high  quality.    Call in and see us.  Fresh Meats, Fish, Vegetables, etc.  Phone 56  NiCOLA^VALLEY"���^  MEAT  MARKET  Wholesale   and   Retail   dealers   in  Fresh and  Cured   Meats,  Poultry, fish, Vegetables  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in   connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone 36  MERRITT,   B. C.  JUST ARRIVED...  CARLOAD  OF  Also a large supply of    ...  SEED POTATOES  THE  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread Daily.   Biscuits and  Cakes '���"  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Dcddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  Promp  Attention  to  all  Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING   on  Nicola Avenue Friday, April 17, 1914  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  NO  AR  But an awful drop in prices that will break them all to bits  y '������'"���  Diamond Vale Store  TO BE SOLD OUT  And along with the CREAM  of the MERCANTILE STOCK  This opportunity cannot be overlooked by those who wish to take advantage of the quiet  times to make their dollars bring in big returns.  Everything  for Ladies,   Gent's,   and   Children's  Wear  *  Suits, Hats, Shoes, Gloves, Underwear, Shirts, Collars, Ties, &c.  The Sale is at one store only, The Old  any'sStore  and is of Limited Duration, so come early and avoid the  rush which is sure to be  Nothing Reserved���Every thing MUST GO.   This is positively our last sale this year and we  will never again be able to duplicate our prices in this sale.  WA  I Friday, April 17, 1914  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  T*  __ssTA.m..i!*nEn xsso  BANK ofTORONTO  A Sound Progressive Bark  ���handles customers'deposit accounts with care and accuracy  ���discounts drafts and notes  ��� gives its customers required accommodation  ���collects customers' accounts  ��� transfers money by draft, telegraph or cable  ���buys, and sells domestic and foreign exchange  ���issues Letters of Credit for Travellers ;md Importers  ���and in other ways serves those who employ its facilities  PAID   UP   CAPITAL - -         $5.000,*>00.00      c  RESERVED   FUNDS - -         $6,176,378.00  TOTAL   ASSETS -                   $b0,925,164-00  MERRITT BRANCH             - -             A.   N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  The staff at the  ROSE  MARCHE are over  whelmed-with the Season's Orders for        ..  LLINERY  am. are working overtime to keep up with the"  demand ..".'.'' ~   .  Have you placed your order  0\Ve have some nice Hats;left, and if we hav'nt  the one you want we will make it    ..  THE   ROSE   MARCHE  ^  -J  FIRE   OR   LIFE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  Herbert Grant  uptta'tohttt for  mxm or(��rgait  For Arrangements and Terms write to  Coldwater Hotel, Merritt.  Ask us how we'd  buy Lumber and see  if we don't put a new as-  pecton this high cost talk.  Sure, some lumber is high  priced, but in building a  "house^you^don't^-have^to  specify "'clear" throughout.  There's more than one  grade of lumber and there's  many kinds of wood., All  you need to insure you full  value for your money is a  suggestion here and there  from some one who knows  lumber. We believe we can  qualify in that respect.  We've been handling lumber for a good] many years  and have watched its wearing qualities under different  conditions. Most all lumber  is everlasting when properly used and cared for, biit  right there is where ��� you  need discriminating judgment. If you're^.figuring  close to get the biggest  value for your money we'd  like to talk over this question of lumber with you.  Come in.  HOTEL  Andrew  Long, propiietor  First  Cass Accommodation  Rates $1.50 per day and up  Special Rates to  Steady Boarders  Granite Avenue,7 Merritt, B.C.  There's a  Photographer  in  Your  Town  MOTHER should be photographed, but��� Mother only  thinks of her children when  she thinks of Photographs.  Chas. T. Hooper  Opp. Schools  Merritt  ' There's No Place Like Home'  LUMBER GOT  MERRITT,  B. C.  J. E. Walker, Manager.  The Place to go for a Good Time���the  WEEKLY   DANCE  GIVEN   BY   THE  MERRITT ORCHESTRA  In the CENTRAL HALL on  WEDNESDAY    EVENINGS,  At 3 p.m.  Fine Music       -       Large Orchestra  Instructor in Attendance  For Terms apply L. J. PRICE  SECRETARY'S REPORT  TO   COMMITTEE  (Continued from Pago One.)  men have been burning the wires with  telegrams to Ottawa, asking for definite information. Mr. II. S. Cleasby  Presidentof the Merritt Board of Trade  received word from Col. Sam Hughes,  Minister of Militia as follows: " Nothing finally decided. Superior merits of  Nicola Valley ire Elresidy well known  to the Department", Any day now  word should be received from Ottawa  announcing definitely where the camp  will be held.  Literary Society Concludes Winter Session  This society concluded a very interesting and helpful series of weekly  meetings on Wedneseay evening last.  The closing'meeting took the form of  a social and musical entertainment.  Refreshments were served by the ladies  present which consisted of many delicacies. After a sumptions repast, a  musical program of marked ability was  rendered by members of the society  present. Songs, recitations, readings  and addresses being.the order of thc  evening. At the conclusion votes of  thanks were given -to those who provided so bountiful to the wants of the  inner, man, and also to the artists who  entertained' so ably those who were  privileged to be present.    .  These meetings proved very helpful  during the winter to all who took part  in them. One and all voted them a great  success and expressed the hope that  next winter would see an even larger  organization and if possible a livilier  interest taken in the debates.  The society :wishes to extend" its  thanks to any outsiders who may have  contributed in any way towards the  success of the society.  Pythian".Sisters' Hold  Whist Drive and Social  Close on 100 ladies and gentlemen availed themselves of the  opportunity to attend the Whist  Drive held in the K. P. hall last  evening by the Pythian Sisters.;  ivlrs. P. Reid won the ladies prize  with a high total of 99, Mr. T.  Clark carried off the gentlemans  prize with 94 points. After the  cards had been put away, the  company set down to a very excellent supper served" by the  Sisters. Then the tables and  chairs were cleared from the floor  and dancing was inJulged in, to  the music of the Knights Orchestra led by Mr. H. Grant. The  officers present were most excellent Chief Mrs. T. Clark, Ex  Senior Mrs. . Cumberland, Ex  Junior Mrs. Bathersby, Manager  Mrs. Carter, secretary Mrs. .11.  Jones, Treasurer Mrs. F, A. Reid  and Past Chief Mrs Cranna. The  order is open to the" wives and  sisters.of the Knights of Pythias.  At the next meeting 7 candidates  are expected to join. Tonight, a  little party will be held in the  hall in honor of Mrs. Carter who  leaves for the Coast in a day br  two.  Jottings  William RUey has taken over  the Merritt Bakery next to the  Rink on Nicola Avenue. Mr.  Riley invites everyone to give  him a trial order,  An interesting meeting was  held in the Methodist Church on  Monday nip-ht last when the  topic "Lessons from the life of  Rev. Thus. Crosby, p.D." was  discussed. D. Dodding, Jr., introduced the subject.  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  have bought the stock of the  Diamond Vale SLore on Quilchena  Avenue, and are now busy getting everything in shape for a  Spring Dry-good9 Sale which  will open tomorrow. It will be  worth while for our readers^ to  consult the.company's advertisement on page three.  The many friends of Dr. G. H-  Tutill, and they are legion, will  be pleased to hear that the gallant Doctor has been gazetted to  a captaincy in the-Army Medical  Corps. The ' appoi ntment dates  from 7th June 1913.  The tennis court in the grounds  of the Bank of Montreal will, it  is expected, be ready for playing  on Sunday nexrt. Mr. Keown  states that the court will be very  fast, and expects many enjoyable  times with racquet and ball. .  The Saturday evening dance  will be continued tomorrow evening.  . Startling   Announcement.  Everyone purchasing a SUIT from us  between March 27th and June 15th, 1914  will be entitled to a ���  Free Draw for a Fall and Winter Suit  The drawing will take place on Saturday, June 20th. at 8 p.m.  This offer is to introduce our extensive line of our New Patterns and Suits  The CITY TAILORS,  Personal  The following is the sample of  what is discovered by the simple  weighing of milk and testing of  samples. A four year old cow  gave in one month 920 pounds of  Ynilk"cbhtaining"35 pounds of fatr  In the same herd a five year old  gave only 330 pounds of milk  and .19 pounds of fat.  This further fact is interesting,  this particular cow was sold by  a man absolutely ignorant of her  value of dairy capacity. The  present owner, through keeping  individual records, knows here  better and would not sell her for  less than thirty dollars more than  he paid for her.  Another fact is worth careful  attention: the total of the herd  yield for a day or a month will  never reveal these good individuals. What the owner needs to  know for certain is obtained only  from a record of each cow he  keeps. .You can save labor at d  good feed by bestowing them on  cows that you know are worth  keeping; vou will then be in a  position to keep your best cows,  and will not lose money by selling good cows' cheap.    .  Word has been -received that  Mr. R. W. Hulbert is still confined to his bed. The presentation  of the prizes won at the recent  contest will be held over till his  arrival.  Mr. M. L. Grimmett left on  Thursdays train on a,vi?it to,the  coast.  Mrs." A. Dorer arrived in the  city on Mondays train. -_,>*���*������ ,  Mr. and Mrs. Sbrensen arrived  in the city on Mondays train.  Mrs. \V. White of Lacombe  Alta, is on a visit to her daughter  Mrs. G.iB:; Armstrong.  40urlfriehd the 'stork " visited  the- home of Mr. and Mrs." W.  Kennedy of Collettville last week,  leaving a fine baby daughter.  Both mother and child are doing  well states Dr. Tutill who is in  attendance,    _        -  Dr. McCarter is.leavingtomorrow for Seattle to take up a post  graduate course in connection  with; his profession,, he will b-  gone for four or five weeks. Mrs  McCarter is accompaning the  doctor.  The ADELPHI HOTEL  "The House of Merit" in  MERRITT, - -  B.C.  iEunnttatt flttn  OUR  i  SERVICE  - -      BE  AND   CUSINE  EXCELLED     .  J. E. WALSH  CANNOT  Proprietor  M.L GRIMMETT; LL. B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR     .  NOTARY   PUBLIO,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  '"   MERRITT h <    ���       NICOLA7  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto  Dr. McCARTER,  ���   DENTIST ���  JACKSON BLOCK  Over Post Office, MERRtTT  Madame C. Beatrice Watson  SOLO FLAUTIST;.  Teacher of  Pianoforte, Violin anel Singing  Soloist at London and English Provincial  Concerts  For terms etc., address Box 205, P.O. Merritt  AUTOMOBILE  AND  CYCLE REPAIR SHOP  Agency for Russell Automobiles,  and  The Massey-Harris and  Sterling Cycles  THE MERRITT GARAGE &  CYCLE WORKS  Cor. Granite Avenue and Voght Street  W.   H.   CAPP  HELLO!  WHAT?  HARRY FAIRLEY has taken  over  THE NEW YORK CAFE  And -will guarantee to -give you  '��� -satisfaction >nd an  excellent  mea' at the right price.   Give  him a trial. Quality and Cleanliness a specialty.  SATURDAY SPECIALS: HOT PIES AND  ii7     SOFT DRINKS  NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF  ilESERVE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a  Reserve, notice bf which appeared in  the B. C. Gazette on the 27th day of  December, 1907, is cancelled in so far  as it relates to expired timber licenses,  Nos. 24128. 24129 and 24130.  -.-:    R. A. RENWICK,-  Deputy Minister of Lands  Lands Department,  Victoria, B.C.,  ���-���-'-April- 6th,-1814���===-���  WANTED  For the  Merritt Industrial Cc-operative Society  A MANAGER  Applications to be in by Tuesday  April 2_st, stating Salary  required.  F. J. Hogg, Secretary  Office Phone 26 A Residence Phone 26 B  N. J.  BARWICK  FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND  EMBALMER  Granite Avenue Merritt, B.C.  Capt JA,XL. WARRANT  F.Bjc.v.s. Lend., p.r.v.c, M.A., Lond. .:���;  ���'M.R.'sah.l.,.Ensr.-'���-'.':''���'-���'..-'���'���  Late Veterinary Surgeon Koyal Horse  Artillery  VETERINARY  NICOLA, B.C.  SURGEON  Phone 6  MISS EMMA JARVIS  Gold JXCedallist  For (Sloculion  i:*^���^IlOT_6n="ic��de'my"of"Musie;====^  Is prepared to receive pupils for  Correct Breathing, Voice Develop-  -  ment, Dramatic Reading,  Expression, etc.  Special attention lo the Correction  of Speech'Defects  Interviews at the English Church  Parish Room on Monday and Tuesday, April 20th and 21st, from 4  to 6 p.m., or by appointment.  I have taken the Agency for the Nicola  Valley of  PATTERSON & CHANDLER'S  MONUMENTS  AND  Grave Stones  Also FENCES of all descriptions  The Prices are very reasonable  ���   and the work is of the very best.  Prices and particulars on application to  N. J. BARWICK,  BRANITMYENUE MERRITT, B. C.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. O.F.  eets in K. of P. H all every 1st and'  4th Friday.  .^is^ing Brethren cordially invited.  S. GAY  C. R.  H. T. WALTERS.  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  Nicola Valley General Hospital  NEWS Office for Job Printing  Avery satisfactory examination was held in the hiprh school  last Sunday in connection with  the Merritt Ambulance class by  Dr. Gillies. The work of Messrs  M. McKibbon, T. Archibald and  W. btone was considered excellent by the examiner. Besides  the above gentlemen the doctor  passed for certificates Messrs G.  Maxwell, J. Sharp, J. Jack, G.  Archibald, J. Geater, G. F'azeley,  W. Bennett, J. McStay, L. Dickie, and A. Hobson.  WantedU-a Matron  For. the Nicola Valley General  Hospital. Duties to commence  1st June.   Salary $75 per month.  Applications stating age, experience and references to the  Secretary, N.V.G.H., Merritt.  ;  Wagon   Repairing  AND  Blacksmith Shop  Good Work        Reasonable Price;  elville Baillie  NICOLA  FOR  SALE  EGGS FOR HATCHING-A limited number of settings from  my prize winning Rose Comb  Brown Leghorns for sale, local-  . ly: at $3.00 per setting;; also a  few settings of White Wyandottes at same price. Orders  should be placed early,    Rey.  * C. F. Connor, Merritt.  MAMMOTH BRONZE TURKEYS. Settings from Hardy  Imported Stock can now- be  had at $4 for nine. All orders  sent out in rotation, first come  first served. Also a few M. B.  Turkey Hens, rising two years  at $3 each. Hardiman's Turkey Farm, P.O. Canford, P.C.  EGGS FOR HATCHING from  White Leghorns originated  from the best trap-nested stock  on the Coast, with Pullet year  records of 295 and 261. $10  per 100 (90 per cent fertility,)  Baby Chicks and stock on Sale.  John Stevens,  Box 424, Nanaimo, B. C,  J. Solomon,  W.M.  W.  Regular Meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. second Tuesday in each month  at8 p.m.   ���  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  R. Langstaff,;  Secretary  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valiey Lodge; No. 46  Meets in K. P.Halll  .every Wednesday-  at 7.30.  Vi siting brethren;  cordially   invited..  J. A.  J. T.  Simpson,, v'.:-  C. c.  Eggleshaw,  K. it. s.  CORRESPONDENCE  We have received a letter from  a reader signed "A Subscriber"  Will the writer please send his  name and address.  A letter has also been received,  from Mr. J. Aiken for publication, but owing to same being too  late for this weeks issue, it will,  appear in our next issue.

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