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 zr*ttj  ��*���  '*$  :**  Gf afti^al! Exhibition next Tues  ept. 15.    Excellent Eiitri  .:-:T^-;id&,---o.-'?��Ki-_  ���--' - " XAxmm  ���������'���$i.-:i*i&A&.  ������ 1    ... -JP^r^ .  THE   HOME PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY   ,OP    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 4, No 42  MERRITT,   B.C.,* FRIDAY,    SEPTEMBER   11,   1914  Price 5 Cents  British Capture 15,000 Germans and a large number of Maxim Guns  Belgians drive Germans back to Brussels. French recapture Mulhausen  Council Postpone  Land Tax Sale  Fire Brigade requests Considered.     No Telephone for  Chief's residence  General routine business occupied the  attention of the City Council at a regular meeting held in the City Hall on  Monday. Present: Mayor A. Jackson  Alderman McGoran, Greig and McFarlane, with City Clerk H. Priest.  .-' The minutes of the previous meeting  was adopted on motion of Aids. McGoran and McFarlane.  . There were no communications or  accounts to consider, and the first business taken up was the report of the  Fire and Police committee relative to a  "' meeting of' that committee and the  Brigade on Friday evening of last  week. ;. -  Aid! McGoran:. " The committee comprising Aid. McFarlane and myself met  the members- of the Volunteer Fire  Brigade, and beg to report as follows:  The committee recommend that an  extention bell be connected from the  telephone in the boiler house at the  City Power plant to, the adjoining  room. That electric light be installed  in the tower. That water be installed  in Fire Hall.   Re appointing members  :; of the brigade as special policemen.- The  ^committee are of the opinion that  the Council recommend to the Chief of  Police; .so'that the affair with occured  ? at the last fire will not duplicated. We  understand that the Fire Bell has now  been fixed, and that the Brigade will  ^.���4ajrfibe'fdre^;the-Cominittee*''the 'cost'~-of  insuring, the'firemen, when they have  made inquiries.  With reference to the application for  a telephone to be installed in the Fire  Chief's house, the committee beg to  ask the Council to decide upon this  question.  Aid. McFarlane concurred.  On motion of Aids. Greig and McFarlane the leport of the Fire and Police  Committee was accepted.  Then the question of the telephone  was discussed  Aid. McFarlane could not see how  anyone would benefit by this instrument  being installed. Aid, Greig moved that  the matter stand in obeyance. This  was seconded by Alderman McFarlane  and carried.  Tax Sale Extension Bylaw 1914  The above bylaw was then introduced  by Aid. Greig, the same provides for  the extension of time for the levy of  --taxes-due the City for-the year-1912,=  by the sale of [ands being extended to  1915. The bylaw passed the committee  stages, and given its reading on motion  of Aids. McGoran and McFarlane, This  bylaw will come up for its final reading  reading at the next regular meeting.  In several places in the City the sidewalk is showing signs of wear and tear.  The City Scavenger will see that new  pieces of timber are put in to replace  those broken. The sidewalk in front  of the Merritt Motor and Cycle Works  was reported to be broken through  heavy trucks passing over, and it was  decided that the City Clerk shou'd  write the owner Mr. R. Clark, requested that same be repaired.  Just before the meeting adjourned  Alderman  McGoran asked for permis-  . sion construct a sidewalk from Cold-  water Avenue to his home.    On motion  :of Aids. McFarlane and Grefg the  request, was granted. The meeting  then adjourned of motion of Aids Greig  and McFarlane.  Get Your  Horses Ready  British Government Official will  visit the Valley on Thursday  ' to buy Houses  The attention to every horse breeder  in the Nicola Valley is drawn to the  fact that Captain R. L. Heygate of the  British Army, is expected to arrive in  the Valley on Thursday next, Sept.  -7th, for the purpose of buying suitable  horses for cavalry and artillery work,  A. W. Strickland, who is attending to  the affairs ef the Major H. H. Matthews while the latter is away, is in  receipt of a letter from this officer,  asking that suitable horses that meet  with the Following Requirments should  Le concentrated in different districts.'  Mr. Strickland asks us to announce  that Capt. Heygate will be in Lower  Nicola, Merritt, Nicola and Quilchena,  during the day, and suggests that the  horses be gathered in euitable.places. '-.  Specifications for Horaes and Cobs  Example: For active service���height  (without shoes) :���  Class A���15.l-2hands to 15.3hands.'  "    B-14.3       ���'      " 15.  Age���5 years to 9 years.  Riding cobs (not ponies), gelding and  mares   (not in foal)  in  fair flesh  and  condition, ablt to carry 210 lbs, under  active service conditions.  Sound inaction, wind, eyes; practically sound otherwise.  Strong, active, and sufficiently fast.  Fair riding shoulders, strong quarters  and loins.  :,jGpod constitution.X ..... y.  ~'Sho7t7" weli-slTaped back; and legs!  Roomy, well ribbed.  Good, clear, straight action.  Strong, clean legs and feet, properly  shapped and placed.  Quiet, without vice, well broken and  mouthed.  Teeth  complete,   well   shaped,   not  tampered with.  Color, not very light gray or white.  The remount officer is the sole judge  as to suitable.  Grounds for Rejecting any horse, no  matter what his other conformation may  be:  a   Small, weak quarters  b   Flat sides (having due regard, however, to the country in which they  are bought.)  c   Long, weak, bending pasterns  d   Split up and leggy, or both  e   Small joints  (Continued on page 6)  V3G*&*  LATEST WAR NEWS  > *     **  t y > ��� ...,;��� -.���  Vancouver, Sept. 11, 3.30 p.m.,Special to N. V. News.  British Captured 15,000 German prisoners and large  number of Maxim guns.  British troops drive Germans  further back. Germans have  now been driven back over  37 miles. Official message  from Berlin admits defeat,  and states enemy captured  many guns and prisoners.  Decisive results not expected  for few days.  ians now resume offensive  hive driven Germans  ,��';_W'-��'4*"_5^^ - ������   -    to Brussels.  Guild Will Hold  Concert Sept. 22.  Ladies getting down to Busines:  Will do Their part in  Relieving Distress  Objects of St.  John's Ambulance  Local   Secretary   Will    Accept  names of any intending  to join Association  The meeting of the Nicola Valley  Patriotic Guild held in the City Hall of  this city on Tuesday afternoon was very  well attended. Mrs. T. Willgoose, acting as Secretary, pro. tern, read the  minutes of the previous meeting which  were adopJ-g-k_-  " "TKequestion of holding a concert andJ when the nation is at war.  dance in aid of the funds of the Guild      T,. ������>���������.��� owl .   .   . u ������ \ a -a .  ... ,       , ., , . .      i ��� Its objects are to teach First.Aid to  to aZ* ntTTu' ^ WaS:'eddfd the injued, home nursing home^ygi-  to appoint tne following committees toJene, Sanitation and generally the relfef  look ,���to various matters, ^interview of-suffering of the sick and^njured  in  time of peace and war.",Where centres  are  already organized in cities,  etc.,  The executive committee of the  British Columbia council of the St.  John Ambulance Association desires to  announce that its organization is very  complete throughout this Province and  :is; therefore in a position to efficiently  {render assistance at the  present time  -*-,-.*it. ���_?;- i'ri^A^-?:vA^i^'t&i&'?~*  We are very sorry to hear on Wednesday that Mr. James Blair of this  City, who, met with an accident while  out shooting, was compelled to go under an operation at Vancouver���whither  the local doctors had sent him��� to have  his right eye removed. The many friends  of Mr. Blair who is a fire boss at the  N. V. C.-& C. Co., mines, will sympathize with him in this unfortunate accident. We understand Ihat Mrs. Blair  is at present at. home in the " Old  Land " on vacation.  Large-Number���  Attend Dance  Good time Experienced.    Pity  Hospital will not be helped.  Expenses were heavy  Dancing dreamy waltzes, bright two-  -���teps and the stately minuet, a large  crowd stayed to the finish of the dance  held in the Central Hajl on Labor Day,  given by the young men of Merritt in  aid of the funds of the Nicola Valley  General Hospital.  Quite a large number were on hand  but not sufficient to pay the expenses,  so the funds of the Hospital were not  helped, This must not be marked down  to the discredit of those promoting the  dance, because they saw to it that  avery one who attended were thoroughly looked after, but rather to the inclement weather.  Sharp at 9.30 Floor Manager, A.  Davidson called the first walz. Then  followed various dances till close on  midnight, when the " Supper Waltz "  was announced. A committee of ladies  :ommenced cutting the many lovely  :akes which had been provided by the  ladies. After the supper dance concluded, the young men waited on the  quests. When the dishes had been  ���leared away, the dances again took  he floor..,  The floor was in excellent condition  and the music supplied by the orchestra  was everything that could be desired.  Russia continues to advance  and has routed the Austrian  Army.  Russians now bombarding the  Forts of Koenigsburg  British Navy will be increased  by fifteen Cruisers this year.  the proprietors of the Central Hall for.  the use of the hall for the concert:  Mrs. J. B. Radcliffe ; to make arrangements for an orchestra: Mesdames  Strickland, Keown and Hyland. These  committees will report'to a meeting:  which "was to be held today to make  final arrangements.  It was decided that the concert and  dance will take place on Tuesday, Sept.  22nd. The tickets will lie 50c for the  concert and 25c for the dance. These  prices were so arranged that same  would be within the means of everyone.  Mrs. Lodwick read a clipping from a  Vancouver payer that the Vancouver  Knitting Co, had promised that they  would sell yarn at a very low cost, and  the secretary was requested to write  this company, asking if they would supply the Guild with material at cheap  prices. - ;'���'������  During th-_.meeting_the question of  'providing*-:f_|r*s(^n_ ^families, resident  in Merritt who are not blessed with  sufficient'of this world's goods, with  the necessities of life, was discussed.  It would appear that only one family  in the Valley has lost its breadwinner,  volunteering for the front. The Guild  will do its part in taking care of this  family.  Another case mentioned, and this  shows the spirit of the ladies of the  Valley, was a case where a woman,  who is a subject of one of the countries  against which Great Britain is now at  war, was in want. A lady in the meeting���we know she would not like us to  mention her name���stated that it was  her intention to go round to one of the  provision stores and order some of the  staple things of life to be sent to the  ���unfortunate woman.  The fees received by the Treasurer  Mrs. H. Priest amounted to $2.80  Vancouver, Sept.* I1th, 2 p.m.    Special to the N. V. News  German force of 400 which entered  Nyassaland driven off at the point of  the bayonet by British column.  On left wing British and French troops  have crossed Marne between LaFerte  Sons Jourre Charley and Chateau  Thierry, pursuing enemy who are  in retreat. The British forces capturing a number of prisoners.  Good^umber  of Entries  A message from Amsterdam states  that the Belgians brought down large  German aeroplane and captured  three officers, well known Krupp  experts, who delivered guns to new  Belgian forts few months ago.  Annurl Fair will Compare favorably with previous years,  says Official  "The President, directors and members of the Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Aasociution wish you  to sttend the Annual Fall Exhibition  to be held in the Rink building Merritt  B, C. atl p.m. sharp on Tuesday Sept.  15th."  The invitation is extended to all, and  it is hoped that every resident in the  Valley will see his or her way clear to  attend. The Directors, knowing full  well that money is not quite so plentiful just now as usual, have decided to  cut the admission prices in half, viz  Adults 25 cents. Children 10 cents.  Now, these are attractive prices for an  attractive show.  Secretary H. S. Cleasby interviewed  today stated that the exhibition would  be a very good one, the entries were  coming in fast, and he would judge  that the whole exhibition would compare most favorably with previous  ���/ears, The. show will open promp ly  it one o'clock all judging except the  iorses will be completed at that time.  U 1.30 p.m. the children of the public  schools will parade at theschool grounds  .nd march to the Rink, Every child  ii the parade would be admitted free  jf charge.  it is, recommended  that the  heads' bf,  municipalties    and   our    organization.""  co-operate, and in the others that steps-  be taken to organize.     We  afik  your  co-operation   and    assistance    in   the  prosecution of  the   work  of   the   St.  John Ambulance association.;  A knowledge of First Aid and the  elementary principles of Home Nursing  Hygiene, and sanitation, must be "of  material benefit to humanity, and  should have a beneficial influence on  both our individual and national  ife. .  . The Association,carries on its- woik  from purely philanthropic and humani-  tirian motives,     ,.'-J-i. .''?:"������ :;���..'. ~. r XX  -Those who hold certificates in first  Aid, or, Home Nursing,.-. will find it  advantageous: to  form  an  ambulance  .'and. n'ui'sing^'divjsioris j/t$$accordance  with   St.   John    Ambulance -Brigade  overseas Regulations !  Membership in this association shall  consist of the followingnamely.  1. Ordinary, any person may become  an ordinary member on payment of an  annual fee of $2.00  2. Life, any person may become a  life member by paying $25.00 or upwards.  Physicians may become life members  by giving four courses of lectures  gratuitously. Payments may be made  to a local centre, or be paid direct to  the Britith Columbia council of the "  St. John Ambulance association where  there is no centre.  Voluntary Aid  The St. John Ambulance association  may be instrumental in  relieving distress due directly  to  the war in  the  following ways.  1. Monies  may  be  collected;  this  may be used local lyy_orJt^jraa*y^ejsent^-.__  "forwardTo be used as directed by the  individual or centre giving it.  2. Clothing may be  made and  collected.   This would probably be suitable    ���  for use at the front.     Advice will  be  given as to what to make.  3. Monies, not needed locally, and  clothing will be received by the British  Columbia council from individuals or  centres and disposed of as indicated by,  the donors.  Monias forwarded tn the Provincial  Council should be by cheque or money  ordjr, and made payable to the Hon.  Secretary of the British Columbia  Council of the St. John Ambulance  association.���Major F. C. Tavish,  215 Vancouver Block, Vamouver,  B. C,  For further information apply- to  Mit-hael Willis, Sec. Merritt1 Centre.  We understand that at the present  time two gentlemen of Merritt hold the  Society's Medalion, two hold second  class, and fifteen hold third class certificates. This is certainly a creditable  number to have recognised by the St.  John's Ambulance Society, as being;  worthy to hold its diploma.  Next Tuesday Afternoon  Declared Public Holiday  Owing to Tuesday being a day set  for the Annual Fall Exhibition, Mayor  A. Jackson has proclaimed Tuesday  afternoon as a general holiday. This  will enable the clerks and assistants  employed at the stores, a chance to  take in the show.  ~*��H  -��?���:��� THE NTCOT.A VALLEY NEWS.  Friday. September 11. 1'914  Toilet Lotions and Creams  For Sun, Wind, Tan and Dust  ^ Witch   Hazel,   Honey   and  Almond,   Cucumber  and Witch  Cream  Haze!, Nyal's Face  Cream,  Varnishing  A. F. RANKINE  Druggist  Boiacava  Cop as Used  in the S. African War  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  MERRITT, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Phone 25.  Published Every Friday  Subscriptions,  payable  in advance,  $2.00  per year  in  Canada.  Britain. United States and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  OLIVER  PHILLIPS  ADVERTISING   RATI  Twenty-five  cents  an  inch  for  regular  adv  notices $7.00 for 60 days.    .*?5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 cents a line  Legal advertising 10 cents a line  Editor and Manager  tising.     Land  and  Water  extra   .ords 2 cents.  6 cents repeat.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Mkuritt, B.C.  Alderman  McGoran's   Proposal  The public spiritedness of Alderman A. McGoran, Chairman of the  Finance Committee, is deserving of more than passing comment. On  Monday's meeting of the City Council the Alderman asked permission  to construct a sidewalk to his house from Coldwater Avenue. " I do  not promise that this sidewalk will be an elaborate one" said Mr.  McGoran, " but 1 need one badly and very well know that the Council  cannot afford to construct one, so will pay the cost myself." Would  that there were more of Mr. McGoran's calibre in our City.  As everyone is aware, the finances of any City or Municipality in  Canada today, have to be conserved to the fullest extent. Merritt is  by no manner of means behind other Cities in having a first class business man at the head of its Finance. Committee, and Alderman  McGoran is deserving of great credit for the very able manner in which  he has looked after the Cities welfare financially.  B. C.'s Gift to the Motherland  After the various Provinces of this'vast F ��� minion have announced  what their donation to the British forces shall consist of, Sir Richard  McBride on behalf of our Province has aske I the Motherland to accept  1,200,000 tins of B. C. Salmon.  Foodstuffs are most precious these days, especially in far away Britain  and the gifts of the Provinces of the Dominion of Canada is another  proof that we are determined to do our duty as one of the Colonies of  our magnificent Empire.  Less Flag-waving���More Action  Just now the flag waver has a steady job in Canada. You find  him in every town throwing hot air in large gusts at the Germans, and  begging someone to hold his coat until he wades in and cleans up the  enemy of the British flag. That is as far as he goes, for when it comes  to putting up money and blood in defense of his Empire he is non est.  Every Sword that is drawn against Germany now is a Sword drawn  for Peace.  Last week we published the  directions for making- "Bilaclava  H-lmets." The following are  considered better directions for  making this m ire th.in useful  arlicle.  Cist on 72 st"'c!i._ and knit in  ribs, three plain and thrcj purl  for 35 rows.  Knit 57 stitches, still in-ribs.  then turn and knit 42.  Th- re will now be 15 stitches  left unknitted at each end of the  needle, which can be slipped on  to two spare needles.  Continue straight on in ribs for  36 rows. Then proceed to shape  the headpiece.  Knit in ribs 39 stitches, leaving  three stitches at the end.  Turn and knit 36 stitches, leaving three at the end.  Turn and knit 33, leaving six  at the end.  Turn and knit 30, leaving six  at the end.  Turn and knit 27, leaving nine  at the end.  Turn and knit 24, leaving nine  at the end.  Turn and knit 21, leaving  twelve at the end.  Turn and knit ]8, leaving  twelve at the end.  Turn and knit 15, leaving 15 at  the end.  Tfirn and knit 12, leaving 15 at  the end.  Turn and knit nine, leaving 18  at the end.  Turn and knit six, leaving IS  at the end.  Next row knit in ribs to the  end, and pick up 18 stitches down  the side of the headpiece as in  the heel of a stocking.  Turn and knit in ribs, beginning with three purl to the end ;  pick up 18 stitches at the opposite side of the headpiece. Turn  and knit as in previous row, beginning with ^tliree purl, but proceed as in shaping the head, leaving three stitches at the end for  two rows, then leaving six stitches at the ends, and so on until  18 stitches are left at the end of  each needle. Then turn an.d knit  to the end and pick up the fifteen  stitches left on the spare needle.  Turn again and knit to the end  picking up theother 15 stitches  left on the other spare needle.  There will be now 108 stitches  knit 24 rows.  Cast off and sew the sides of  the knitting together.  The above directions were published in the London Daily Mail  at the time of the South African  war, and the cap was found very  satisfactory at that time.  Ssock Brands Act for  Province of B. C.  Bank Boys Go  Grouse Hunting  No man complains ihat his wife's mustard plasters are not as strong  as those his mother used to make.  A philosopher is the man who sees the funny  side  of  his  own  troubles.  NO   SHOOTING  No Shooting will be allowed on any  of the Douglas Lake Cattle Company's Property. Anyone found  trespassing will be prosecuted.  By Order  The Douglas Lake Cattle  Company Ltd.  We have a minature association of our midst, which we term  the���^Bankers���Association���of  Merritt." The members of this  association made up a party to  go shooting last week end  returning wilh lots of birds.  Those in the party were Messrs  Eddy, Methven and Larcombe of  the Bank of Toronto staff and  Messrs Keown, Round, Bevan,  Leitch and Ruddock of the Bank  of Montreal staff. If any one  had a more enjoyable time than  the other."-, that one was Mr,  Bevan of the Montreal Bank.  This gentleman while endeavour-  to make closer acquaintance with  Mr. Grouse, somehow fell down  the side of a bluff, with the  result that theother day it looked  as if a Hindoo or Mohammedan  had been appointed as Teller at  this well known bank, for Mr.  Be vans head was very much  bandaged.  A new Act respecting Stock  Brands in the Province of  British Columbia was passed dated  March 4, 1914.  Brands as Evidence of Ownership.  The presi nee of a recorded  brand on any hoise or head of  cattle is " prima facie " evidence  of exclusive right of ownership  which is valid only for the period  of tenure for which such brand  is allotted.  Penalties  Any person who brands or assists in branding any stock with  an unrecorded brand, or who  brands with his own brand any  stock of which he is not the  owner, without the authority of  the owner, or blotches, defaces,  or alters any brand, renders himself liable to a penalty of two  hundred dollars.  Record Office  After June, 1914, the work of  recording brands for the whole  Province ofBritish Columbia will  be in the hands of the Recorder  of Brands, Victoria. B. C, to  whom application for registration  should be made on the proper  Forms, accompanied by the prescribed fees.  Cattle Brands  Brands for cattle should consist of not less than two characters, and the position of the b.-ar.d  on the animal should be st. ted.  Where the same brand is used  for both horses and cattle, it  must be registered as two distinct brands.  The fee for recording a cattle  brand is one dollar.  Horse Brands  Any horse brand selected by  the applicant may be registered  provided that it do.s not conflict  witn brands already recorded.  The position on the animal must  be indicated.  The fee for recording a horse  brand is one dollar.  Duration of Brands  Registration of.a brand under  this Actprovides legj.1 ownership  for a term of four years for   the  last day of December, 1914.  Cancellation by tlie Minister  If any two or more owners of  stock have the same or coi flict-  ing brands recorded, lh_ Minister may, if he deems it advisable  authorize the cancellation of the  brand last recorded, or (with the  sanction of the owner) of any  brand previously recorded, and  may allot another in lieu thereof  without charge.  Secretary H. S. Cleasby of the  Nicola Stockbreeders' Association has written to Recorder of  Brands W. T. McDonald for a  number of application forms for  the registering of brands under  the new "Stock Brands Act."  When these are received they  will be sent out to the members  aum  of the Association.  Numerous Week-end  Hunting Parties  On Wednesday the tracklaying  ?ang had the steel laid 13 miles  out from Coalmont, leaving about  the same distance yet to be laid  o close up the gap and connect  with the line already built from  Merritt.  There will be a Baby Show at  the Fair on Tuesday.  Shooting parties galore were  out last week the majority  returning with good bags. Dr.  C. Williams, A. F. Rankine and  L. E. Morrisey returned with the  Doctors car loaded with duck and  grouse.  Messrs Reid, Greig, Harrison,  Stephenson, Wilkinson and Bell  in another part, were out to  Summer Range on Sunday,  returning in the evening with 2  geese and numerous duck.  On Monday this same party  were out to Aspen Grove coming  back with twenty seven grouse  and a number of rabbits.  Mr. G. B. Armstrong took out  several gentlemen in his "' Over  land "including Messrs Priest,  Rogers and Ransom. They also  returned with good bags.  a  mmiz  ma  %  PRACTICAL  GIFTS  {Beautifully  Inlaid  //    III     With  iff   Pure  Silver  Call and see our display of  "DEPOS-ATIT  WATIE"  &_  impsmt & (drauua, iferntt, 1LGL p  DC  3   ���   C  mm  We understand that the Committee which arranged the dance  on Labor Day intend to organize  anotner in the near future.  NOTICE  The BANK of MONTREAL  beg to announce that after  the 15th instant its  Nicola Sob-Agency will be  CLOSED  Only  3   minutes  from   Depot  Coldwater Hotel  Th*o* ly holel,  in Men i\\  with Rcoms  will) Oii h  ���il!**clic<l  Pive large  Slcam heated  Sample Ronis ���  "��*,;    x>*i ">*"���-��� ">>.<?,-;-.-  ���'J   ;  4> \  "2$  60 Bedrooms  Hot and  Cold Water  Ranch   run  in  connection  with Hotel  GIVE   US   A  TRIAL  M.   MclNTYRE  Proprietor  VICTORIA ROOMS, MTC,TT  Hot and Cold Baths. Modern Toilets Electric Light  Steam Heated Throughout.  P.O. Box 208, Phone 46. -- Mr. and Mrs. B. PLUMB  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.  EVERYBODY   KNOWS  that the real effective methed of Cleaning* Coal is to Wash it that is why  all true economists insist on having  RSiDDLESBOBG  WASHED NUT COAL  ONE TON LOAD  TWO TON LOAD  Delivered in Merritt  $4.25 per ton  $4.00 per ton  Terms: C. O. D.  Specially prepared by our Up-to-date Plant for Domestic use.  Greatest Heat Most Economical  NICOLA VALLEY GOAL & COKE COMPANY, LTD.  Phone 15 Friday, September 11, .1914  the nicola: vallbt news.  Hig'_   Class . .  SUITS and OVERCOATS  Our Exquisite'Fall Pattern Books   are full of the 'Latest'  in Fall and Winter Suitings  FREE   September   OFFER  we will Press Free  Of charge for SIX MONTHS all Suite Purchased from us  during the month of September.  STEPHENSON & EWART  THE MONEY SAVING TAILORS  Town and District Jottings  a *  Labor Day was spent very  quietly by thn majority of the  residents of 1 he City.  R.S.M. Thos. Smith paid a visit  to his family in this,city during  the week, coming over from  Kamloops with Trooper P. Hooper  The general meeting of the  Board of Trade did not materialize on Wednesday evening.  This has been the fourth attempt  to hold a general meeting since  May.  Mr. and Mrs. G. Lodwick,  of  Nicola were in the City on Tues-  flay.     Fi--*.   Lodwick  attending  ihe meeting of the jN. V. Patri  otic Guild.  Dr. G. H. Tutill is expected  back from Valcartier in a week  or so.  The ADELPHI HOTEL  MERRITT,  cU/>e House of ^Teril in  B.C.  We have one of ihe best thought of and most talked  ofHctels in B. C.  TEA   SERVED   EVERY  AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER    PARTIES    OUR  Jupitus Pluvis dampened the  ardor of tho many hunters on  Monday.  W. C. Cranna and P. McLean  met with veiy good luck in their  few days vacation shooting  grouse and duck.  I. Eastwood entered the local  hospital on Tuesday to undergo  an operation, which took place  successfully on Wednesday.  The Vaudeville show put on at  the Rex on Monday was exceedingly well attended.    Mr.   Common  deserves  great credit for.  bringing to Merritt such a classy j  duo.  and   DINNER    PARTIES  SPECIALTY  European Plan  J. E. WALSH  I  T. Willgoose of our City Police  Force is spending a few days at  Vancouver.  It was very pleasing to see so  many ladies at the N. V. Patriotic Guild's meeting on Tuesday  afternoon. The ladies of the  Valley have a very good reputa-im na , ������ .  for the way they help deservingC '!" * T'"^ ^ admiss-��n  - fa P'ices to the Fall Fair, but any  The Dance held on Labor Day  was very well patronizeJ by the  residents considering all things,  but we are sorry to learn that  the Young Men who arranged  the affair have had to dig down  to meet the deficit of about $18.  The total receipts were $54.00  while the expenses were $72.00.  Adults 25 cents and children  No Shooting Allowed  Take Notice any person found Shooting  or Trespassing on the Dodding Ranch,  Lower Nicola, will be prosecuted.  D. Dodding.  No Shooting Allowed  Take Notice any person found Shooting  or Trespassing on the Beaver Ranch  will be prosecuted.  Joseph Guichon.  cases, as instanced in the meetings and work of the Ladies Auxiliary in connection with the N. V.  General Hospital.  Milk  Produced in the West  The Fraser River Valley, with its green grass practically the year round, is one of the finest dairy districts in the World, and produces milk that is much  superior to Eastern milk, both in richness and flavor.  Buy B.C.. Milk because it has the natural flavor of  pure, rich, fresh Cream. The Government test shows  it to be of the highest standard.  We are pleased to state that  from the latest reports received  from the local hospital, Mrs. G.  Devonshire, Senr., who underwent a severe operation on Wednesday is doing as well as can be  expected. The operation was  performed by Dr. C. Williams of  Merritt and Dr. Burr is of  Kamloops.  ��� w  children parading at the school  and marching to the Rink will be  allowed to enter free. Refreshments will be provided at - the  annual Fair on Tuesday, by Wm.  Riley.  No Shooting Allowed  Take Notice all persons found Shooting  or Trespassing on the Clark Property,  or Clapperton Ranch, Nicola District,  will be prosecuted.  Robt. Clark.  Mr. and Mis. Grimmett and  family are expected home from  Vancouver on" to-morro w ?s train,  where they have been visiting  I'rier.ds.  %  HE  I.ST^VIJMSnj."*.    lSoG  BANK ofTORONTO  A Sound Progressive Bank  ���handles customers' deposit accounts with care arid 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 and Importers  ���and in other ways serves those who employ its facilities  PAID   UP   CAPITAL - -         $5,000,f>00.00  RESERVED   FUNDS - ���          $6,307,272.00  TOTAL   ASSETS -                   $60,925,164-00    .  MERRITT BRANCH              - -             A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  The   constitution   of   Merritl  Chapter 14 of the Order of tht  Eastern Star, took place in  the  Masonic Hall on  Friday of last  week.   Amout the out of town  ladies helping in the ceremonies  were Mrs. Alice Roberts, Worthy  Grand Matron, and Mrs. F. W.  Jones,   Grand Secretary.     Mrs.  Ruark of Spences Bridge attended. After the meeting adjourned  the ladies assembled at the Cold-  water hotel, where a stfpper had  been prepared.  Once again. Don't forget the  Annual Fall Exhibition which  will be held in Merritt- on Tuesday.  No Shooting Allowed  Take Notice all persons Shooting or  Trespassing on the Winny Property,  Nicola District, will be prosecuted.  CM. Winny.  Mrs. W. C. Cranna and family  are spending a holiday at Victoria.  Mr. and Mrs.  returned home  train.  Joseph  Collett  on    Monday's  HORSES WANTED  ^The   "iVews " ^Print Shb^fdTTaite  McLEAJV &  CORP  Arrijtlnlis nnb (Httntmttot&  BUSINESS   BLOCKS,  HOUSES, COTTAGES,  BUNGAEOWS,   IN   STONE,   BRICK,   WOOD,  OR   CEMENT  President D. Dodding Senr is  very busy looking after arrangements for the fair on Tuesday.  ^In Brincetonrprices"onTobac-  cos and liquors have not been  raised���Similkameen Star.  E. G. Walker of the Coldwater  Valley visited Merritt during the  week.  Suitable for Cavalry and Artillery Units  of the British Forces  Let us figure on your next fob  McLEAN & GORP  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  Mr. and Mrs. A. Limb left on  Tuesday for a short stay at Vancouver.  Every precaution should be  taken against thedreaded ''Summer complaint" that is now  prevalent in this district.  HEIGHT, Without Shoes  Class A.      15.1-2 hands to 15.3 hands  * ��� ���  Class B.       14.3 hands to  15 hands  Read Specifications in article on Page One of this issue.  M. A. Durland of Nicola is a  frequent visitor to Merritt these  days.  FIRE   OR   LIFE  Nicola Valley crabapples now|  on sale at the Nicola Valley Meat  Market.  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  The windows of Armstrong's  departmental store have been  attracting quite a lot of attention  this week. " H. M. S. Merritt "  is deserving of the highest praise.  The majory of the merchants  of the city have discontinued  el'jsing.their stores on Thursday  afternoons.  Captain R. L. HEYGATE Will oe at the following  Concentrating Points on THURSDAY, Sept. 1.7th,  Lower Nicola,  Merritt, Nicola^and (Juilehena  ' .',; v .���':'     -C' '.������' -A".1-1'. -Jl7'-';:', '"".,  For Further information apply to : : ;"  A. W. S^IGKfcAND,  Manager. Bank of Montreal, Merritt, B.C.  I  I  I  I  I  I rri.A*}, September 11, 1914  TTTE NTCOTiA VALLEY NEWS.  Civil Committee Meet  Fire Brigade Members  A joint meeting of the Fire  and Police committee and the  Fire Brigade was held in the  City Hall on Friday of last week  when the fire brigade laid before  the civic committee various wants  Aid. McGoran and McFarlane  listened to the requests and promised to lay before the council  their recommendations. Among  the most important matters discussed was the question of appointing the members of the  brigade special police men, while  a fire was in progress. Aid. McGoran pointed out to the members the difficulties liable to crop  up, and said that if the police  department did its work properly  no trouble should arise.  Another matter, in which the  committee looked into was the  idea of siren at the Power house  giving different signals, so as to  donate in what part of the city,  a fire may be. A system will be  worked out, which is promised  not to be too complicated.  Secretary Slater was requested  to look into the rate charged for  insuring the firemen. When he  has received this he will turn  same over to the committee, who  will report on the question to the  council.  After the business of the evening had been completed, the firemen gathered around and had a  good time on the expense of G,  B. Armstrong, who. had shown  his appreciation of the efforts of  the brigade at the last fire by  sending a little liquid refreshment.  Special  Prizes Offered at  Annual  Fair  To The Editor,  Nicola Valley News,  Sir,���In last week's issue of  the Merritt Herald, it states that  ''the Victoria K. P.s will keep in  good standing all members who  have gone to the front" and  then finishes off with the words  " come on Merritt."  The Herald in its usual way,  goes at things like a bull at a  gate.   Why did not the Editor  of this paper ask the officials of  the local  branch   of the K. P  order what they had done in this  regard,   before   casting  a   slur  against our good name,    Ihe K.  P.'s of this City are always prepared to do their duty, to each  other and the world at large, and  we had already provided for our  brothers who are with the Militia  long before. the slur was cast  against us in thepaper mentioned.  In future the  " Herald " had  better refrain from printing any  news  with reference to the K.  of P's of this city.   Thanking  you for your valuable space.  I remain, Yours truthfully,  David Coupeland  Press correspondent  Nicola Valley Lodge No. 46 K.P.  ���- MrrAv-Wr-Stricklandreturned  from the Coast on Wednesday's  train, after interviewing Dr.  Esson Young, Provincial secretary in Victoria on matters pertaining to the N. V. General  Hospital. Mr. Strickland stated  to a 'News' man yesterday that  he had submitted a" written  report on affairs, and that when  he received the Doctors answer  he would ask the President of  the Hospital Board to call a  meeting to discuss same. While  in Vancouver Mr. Strickland  said that he was unable to see  Mr. F. Peters General Supt C.  P. R. on matters relative to the  Board of Trade.  Get your Horses Ready  (Continued from Page One.)  f   Closr hocks or action  g   Legs not being well placed  h Any mark of brushing which is not  clearly due to bad shoeing,  i    Any indication of weak constitution  j    Very straight pasterus  k   Small or uneven feet  1    Vice of any kind  "m Evidence of vistulous withers  n Evidence ot any operation in the  teeth  o   Bad condition  p   Parrot mouth or undershot  q   Capped elbows  r Marks of whip or spur, not done under the eye of the Inspector, or undue sweating, being properly indicative of vice or bad manners.  S   Very short docks  District Exhibit.   Basis of Judging by points :  Fruits (fresh and preserved)  Grains and Agricultural Seeds  Forage Plants  Roots and Vegetables (table)  (stock) a  Dairy Products  Poultry  Arrangement  500  200  300  250  250  500  250  250  By Rev. C. F. Connor, one setting of White Wyandotte eggs for  best male bird in st>ow.  By Rev. C. F. Connor, one setting of R.C. Brown Leghorn eggs  for the best Female Bir 1 in show.  Cup c.  tables c :  rots 6. )  red by A. Lucas Esq, M.P.P. for best exhibit of Vege-  he following. Potatoes 50 lbs, Table Turnips 6, Carts 6, Cabbage 6, Onions 6.  By Rev. C. F. Connor, one setting of R.C. Brown Leghorn eggs  for best pen 1914 Cockerel and pullet, raised and shown by boy  or girl under 16 years of age.  Cup c ���*.:red by President and Secretary for the best group of 3  heavy d d't grades, by one sire, three years and under, to be property o:: ad bred by exhibitor. Cup to be won twice in succession or    rae times in all before becoming property of winner.  Army ���.-.re Cup. For Best Dairy Cow at Show. Cup to be  won twice in succession, or three times in all before coming  property of winner.  By Aid. A. McGoran  Class 1   Best Dressed Doll        .. p-ize: Doll's House  Class 2   Bast mending on Cotton prize: Doll's House  Class 3   Best Laundried Cotton Dress       prize: Doll's 11 .use  All entrants to be under 14 vears of age  By the School Trustees. For the best essay on the present  European War, its causes and possible effects. First prize]$4.50  Second prize, $2, Third prize, $1. Open only to High.School  pupils.  What have YOU done ?  Have YOU Subscribed?]  All exhibits for special prizes must be entered for those prizes  and in the case of Live Stock, except poultry, a fee of $1.00 paid.  In all other divisions a fee of 50 cents.  KEEPING DOWN  FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR CUSTOMERS  This Action on our part at this critical time is  being greatly  appreciated  by  pur numerous Customers, who by taking  advantage of our offerings indicate to us their highest approval.     Join with the masses anfl  TRADE WHERE YOUR CASH GIVES YOU THE GREATEST VALUE  and where treatment is of the highest to every individual patron.  Butter,  Children's Coats  Lily Brand Creamery, regular 40c. per lb.  Saturday Only, 2 lbs for 75c  For all years ; an assortment cut to  ridiculously low prices to dear  Pickles,  Feed Wheat  Stanfield's Underwear  C. & B., Mixed, Walnuts, Chow, per bot.  30c  For  Medium   weights for Fall, at prices  to please every uocket  Vinegar,  Extra Strength for pickling, per gallon,  75c  Spices,  An assortment of all kinds for pickling  season at low prices  Jelly Glasses  - doz. 50c  Chickens and  Fowl  Per 100 lb. Sacks  $2.75  Boys' Suits  A  full range of styles  and sizes,  Prices cut low to enable us to dispose  before replacing with Fall stock now  en route  Men's Overalls  Bulldog Brand, heavy Denim, regular  $1.25, Our Special $1.10  Men's Hats  Lemon Extract  A full window display at prices re  R _;ular 25c bottles, our special 15c each  duced from 25 per cent, to 35 per cent  to clear  WE   SERVE   YOU   BEST        -       -        WE   CHARGE  YOU   LESS  ���^  LjTTLE   MORE   PGR-A   LBTTLE   LESS -      ���  The staffs of the local banks \  have received an appeal from the  Associated Bank Clerks of Canada, for contributions to the Red  Cross fund. Accompanying the  appeal is a poem, entitled : "Did  you see the Cross ? which we reprint on this page. The poem  was written by Mr. J. P. Blusch-  kn^a. member of the association.  Everyone of the local bank  clerks have contributed their  mite to this fund.  Every person resident in the  Valley should do something of  this nature, thereby obtaining a  personal interest, in such excellent work. Perhaps you would  not feel disposed to contribute to  an outside body, then do something, and support the Nicola  Valley Patriotic Guild. You can  do this in different ways���by attending various attractions arranged for by the Guild, such as  dances, concerts or such like. At  all events, do something. We  are sure tho officials of the Guild,  Mrs. F, Hyland, Mrs. H. Priest,  and Mrs. H. M. Phillips, would  be only too pleased to aceept  YOUR donation, however small.  Think it over.  Bengeworth,  Wellingborough,  England.  27th Aug. 1914  To the Editor,  Nicola Valley News  Dear Sir,  Mrs. Laycock, myself, and all  the members of our family, desire  through the medium of your valuable paper, to express our very  sincere thanks to you, and also  to the Rev. R. O'Brien, and all  the numerous friends of our departed son Herbert, for all the  very kind expressions of sympathy in our great sorrow, and  all the kindness shown to our  dear daughter during his illness.  The tragic end of such a noble  and self sacrificing life came  as a great shock, and more so on  account of the great pleasure we  were looking forward to, of a  visit home next month. Our dear  boy was a great favorite here before leaving for Canada.  Again expressing our best  thanks, I am,  Yours faithfully,  Thomas Laycock  <&  The MERRITT CASH STORE  Canford Jottings  Carpenters are busy in the  empty store of the Eastwood  block, preparing it for Messrs  Stephenson & Ewart, the go-ahead City tailors.who will remove  to these new premises the first  of next month.  The joint number July-August  of the "Canadian Co-operator "  is to hand. The member of the  local Co-operative Society should  obtain copies at the store on  Quilchena avenue.  CENTRAL   HALL  f npx&wc Satire  Eoery Saturday at 9.45 to  12 p.m.  Admission, Ladies 25c, Gentlemen 50c  Did you see the Cross?  Did you read an early "extra " at your breakfast, Mr. Brown ?  And your coffee���did you like it: did it pleasantly go down ?  Did you think, above your bacon, of your peaceful, happy lot;  Ay, and joke about the figures on your china coffee-pot ?  When your children came around you and your wife beside you sat  Did you throw away the " extra," saying : " Foolish business  that !" ?  When the women called upon you for the wounded and their wives  Wearing crosses on their bosoms, asking aid for shattered lives,  Did you think about your children, safe at home in luxury,  Or the children of the heroes who are dying hourly ?  Did you think about your business and that treasured bit of gold,  Or the business of the Empire and its duties manifold ?  To the Crimson Cross before you were your eyes awake or blind?  Did you bless the cause it symbolized, or poor excuses find !  Did you make a lying promise and put on a sorry face,  Or fulfil your obligations���like the Anglo-Saxon race ?  The   "News"   Print Shop for Taste  H. Fairly of the New York  Cafe announces that only white  help is employed in his restaurant.  I. Eastwood, who is confined  to his bed at the local hospital is  fast recovering from an operation  performed during the week.  The first snow of the year was  seen on the mountains West of  Merritt, on Tue��dayof this week,  Sept. 8th.  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howse of  Nicola, received word from thoir  son Charles, now at Valcartier,  to the effect that all the locals  are in fine shape.  A. W. Strickland, who went to  the Coast on Saturday last, on  matters pertaining to the local  Hospital and Board of Trade returned   home    on  Wednesday.  Rev. J, Thompson of Nicola  accompanied by Mr. Young were  welcome visitors to Canford on  Monday.  W. W, H. Cooper is making a  fine showing on his ranch, he  intends to erect a good substantial bungalow shortly.  i-=-MissiiMason-has-disolved=part���  nership with Mrs. Brenton, and  intends residing nearer the station.  Miss B. Curnow of Spences  Bridge, is visiting Mr. and Mrs.  L.slie Curnow at their ranch  near Canford.  Mr. and Mrs, R. A. Robertson  returned from the coast on Monday last.  Mr. T. H. Shelton is visiting  the coast.  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Langley  and family have returned from  an enjoyable auto tour, through  tne Similkameen and kanOagan  valleys.  The Canfordians very much  appreciate the "Nicola Valley  News" war bulletins each day  outside the P. O. The enterprise  and patriotism shown by the  "Nicola Valley News " in this  respect is more than gratifying  and should at least command  subscribers, if we do not wish to  be numbered among the eleemosynary.  Mr. and Mr. Ross of Alder  Grove are visiting Mr. and Mrs.  G. Ross at their ranch on Spious  Creek, .  - ���.        --.' '-.^xv "'���i-____ff''"';v^-->-.A-;%r?*:  yp* y-rf&%<*i  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,September ll.r-19l4  ISP  M. L GRIMMETT, LL S.  ��� BARRISTER.   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for thc Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Odico Next Rank of Toronto  Dr. McCARTER,  ���   DENTIST  ���  JACKSON BLOCK  over po.si orncc, MEBRiTT  Madame C. Beatrice Watson  SOLO FLAUTIST;    Teacher of  Pianoforte,  Violin and  Singing  Soloist at London nnd English Provincial  Concerts  For terms etc., address Box 205, P.O. Merritt  The   "News"  Sports Column  The V, A. C. wound up their  lacrosse season on Saturday at  Athletic Park Vancouver, with a  convincing win at the expense of  Victoria and wi h the Mam Cur,  theirs to defend for yet another  season. Their victory by eight  goals to none did not exaggerate  Ihe superiority of the V. A. C.  ar Jottings  Interesting Items  Office Phone 26 A Residence Phono 26 B  N. J.   BARWICK  FUNER/SL DIRECTOR AND  EMBALMER  Granite Avenue Merritt, B.C.  H.  O.   BOLTON  Chartered    ACCOUNTANT  (England and Wales)  Auditing, Accounting, Real Estate  Insurance  MERRITT - - B. C.  A few weeks ago Jimmy Duffy  Canada's champion longdistance  runner and W. Plow of Montreal  an.A. A. U. official, had a falling  out because of the former's suspension for alleged professionalism. Jimmy threatened all  kinds of trouble when he ran  across Plow. And just last week  the pair, both enlisted for foreign  service, occupied the same train"  on the journey to Va/cartier.  Needless to say with more serious  business on hard 'sport was a  secondary consideration and  peace was declared.  C. J, Griffin of California and  G. M. Church of Princeton, won  their matches in the singles at  the international lawn tennis  championship at Niagara on the  Lake Ontario on Saturday last.  Griffin beat Robert Baird of Canada 6-0, 6-2. Church beat T. Y.  Sherwell, the Canadian champion  6-3, 6-2.  S.  DORER  Quilchena Ave. Merritt, B.C.  uFljp  iftlraritral   Watcl)n\nUn  mxb 3frnu*l?r  Repair Work a Speciality  Joe Lally, chairman of the  Board of Mann Cup trustees,  announces that, there wil! be no  further games for the trophy  this season. The Ninetieth club  of Winnipeg has decided to wait  until next season before challenging.  Following is the protocol signed  by representatives of Great Britain, France a*;d R'is.ia.  "The undersigned, duly authorised thereto by their respective gove-nmenfs, hereby declare  as follows :  ' The B:i i.*h, French and Rus-  s'an governments mutually engage not to c .ncludo peace separately during the pres.nt w.ir.  The three .-overnments agree  that when the terms ot peace  come to be discussed, no one of  the allies will decand conditions  of peace without the previous  agreement of each.of thc other  allies.'  'In faith, whereof, the undersigned have signed this declaration and have affixed their sea's.'  ' Done at London in triplicate,  this fifth day of September, nineteen hundred and fourteen.  Signed,  E. Gre_, BritishS crctary  for Foreign Affairs.  Paul   Camcon,   French  Ambassador to Great  Britain.  Benckendorff,  Ambassador  Britain."  Russian  to Great  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. OF.  S. GAY  C. R.  Meets in K. of P.  all evejy 3s_ and  4tli Friday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  H. T. WALTERS.  Secretary  the great Yorkshire handicap,  one thousand pounds, run over  the mile and six furlongs of the  St. Leger course, at Don caster  on Monday was won by V, T.  Thompson's bay five year old  horse Redwood, who started at  10 to 1. Lord Derby's three year  old Marianne, 100 to 6, was second and Boots, three year old, 6  to 1, third.  The first instalment of Canada's flour arrived at British ports  on Saturday last, and the necessary documents for its transfer  were promptly handed over to  the British Government by the  High Commissioner's office at  London.  , A Havas Agency dispatch from  Athens says that the Bulgarian  minister to Greece has assured  the government that Bulgaria  has decided to maintain the strictest neutrality until the egd of  the war,  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  S. J. Solomon,  W.M.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave._ second Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren  are cordially invited to at-  "*" tendr--""-**"**"*"'  W. R. Langstaff,  Secretary  If it be true that the Germans  have started training* for the  next Olympiad we may expect to  see the list of entries as follows:  Putting the shot 3.440,000 aspirants; long distance run (rjady  for it in 1916, if not before),  2,637,319; other events, no entries  to date.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  Meets in K. P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 8.  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. A  J  Simpson,  c. C.  T. Eggleshaw  K. R. s.  From the way things look it  appears that Ritchie figures on  going either to Milwaukee or  New York for a 10 round bout in  October. Ritchie says frankly  that if he meets White in Milwaukee, he expects the decision  of the newspapers would go  against.-him,-but-says-he-isisure  that in the event of a twenty  round encounter, he would be  able to show himself the master.  Prize money in the British  Navy has been abolished by an  act which has just been hurriedly passed by Parliament.,; Thus  effect.has been given affcer~the  actual outbreak of war to the decision which the Admiralty  reached at (he end of last year.  Tho First Lord declared last  spring that there was a slrong  feeling among naval officers that  the private enrichment of individuals by acts of warfare was  not compatible with the highest,  conception of the naval and military profession.  '  LO. L,  1701  Seventeen victories and one  defeat during the season was the  record established by the Nationals of Montreal, and yet no challenge ever went forth for the  Minto Cup. This gives an idea  of the status of pro. lacrosse in  the Dominion today. Two seasons  ago a team with the National's  record would have challenged in  jig time, and the series would  have attracted attention the  world over.  Aliens in Canada have been  forbidden, says an Ottawa message, the possession of arms- or  explosives. Natives of countries  at war with Britain who have  arms or explosives must surrender them to the Goyernment  by the fifteenth of September.  The sale of arms or explosives j��  suclralre'hls^i��^forbi3aerr"'under  penalty of $500 fine or three  months' imprisonment.  Motor cyclists are required for  the army at $9 per week, all  found,"  Merritt Lodge  '-'raiiSi.ltll  Regular  meetings  in the Odd.eHows'  Hall on the first and third  Sundays in  each month  at 3  n.m.    The  Scarlets  meeton the ] _th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  J. Fairclough. W.M.  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  You   should   Subscribe   for  THE  NICOLA VALLEY  NEWS  All the News.     $2pr. Yearin advance \ lesque.  Eastern sporting nien are trying to induce Jess Wil'ard to meet  Jack Johnson if the colored  gentleman survives the European  war." Although lackingail qualifications, with the possible exception of size, Wil lard really  believes he has a chance with  the black champion. Those who  have followed Johnson's performances since he acquired the  title advise the'��� white--man lo  keep away. They know that it  wculd be a repetition of the  Johrison-Moran go, which, according to all accounts was a   bur-  The population of Austria-Hungary is approximately 51,000,000  .-.ud tnat of Servia 3,000,000.  Warships taking refuge in a  neutral port are liable to be dis-  srmed after twenty-four hours.  A French decree provides for  ayment of daily subsidies to  'oreigners whose breadwinners  .re serving with the allied forces.  __U  NICOLA   VALLEY  AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL  ASSOCIATION  Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1.914  To be held in the  RIM BUILDING, MERRITT  BABY SHOW  CHILDREN'S  SPORTS  TUG -O'- WAR  For furfliW ParHailars of Amusements See Special Amusement  Program  ERRITT CITY BAND  Will be in attendance  M. Andre Michelin, the famcus  .Yench tyre manufacturer, ;who  has already done much for the  levelopment of military aviation  -���' as written to the President of  ihe Republic, offering the sum of  1,000,000... for thf se-aviators,  civil or military, who -.hall have  performed the most .splendid deed  of daring in the course of the  was. Should tho aviators themselves perish, the money will, of  course go to th ir wiiows and  children.  SHFfflTS AT MODERATE PRICES  PROVIDED BY WM. RILEY  TS 25*- ��� GHILGREN W  D. Dodding, Senr.,  President  H. S. Cleasby,  Secretaiy Friday, September 11, 1914  THE NTCOT-A VALLEY NEWS.  Canada's  Premier  Piano  The GERHARD HEINTZMAN  WHEN making your choice of .->  be sure that .vou get tlie very  best instrument you (jet the best ti  best time, quality ami mechanism,  cide this for yourself, by thorough1-  before makingyour purchase.     Wi  your musical frieuds to our store, :  this instrument for yen.     They w*  Hointzman   Piano,   while fully pn  climatic conditions of   British   Co!-, i  that  pure,   rich   full  tone  that  I*  throughout Canada.     Remember *.*.  will suit all  piano ; you must  best, for with the  ���vice as well as the  You can best detesting tho piano  vite you to bring  i have them  test  15ml the Gerhard  .���.ted against ihe  iihia  still  retains  : made it famous  ��� make terms that  H. S. DARKNELL & Co.  MEBEITT,    13. C.  News from Far  and Near  Broomhall gives the total shipments (f gsain for North America last week as: Wheat, 10.017.  300 bushels; corn. S.G.000 bushels;  oats, 536,000 bushels. Of the  total;', Canada shipped 4,.04.0f0  bushels of wheat and 248,000  bushels of cats. The consumption of wheat, corn and rye in  Germany last year amounted to  592,000,000 bushels.  AUTOMOBILE  AND LIVERY  HIRE  New " Overland " Car with expert  Chauffeur for hire at very  reasonable rates  MERRITT LIVERY & FEED STABLES  PHONE 34 -   A. J. CDUTLEY, PROP.  THE  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread Daily.   Biscuits and  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings 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  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  NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF  RESERVE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a  Reserve, notice of 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.  Nicola Valley News  FOR  Printing  Printing  Printing  Printing  Printing  Printing  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of-** the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by tlie applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton. .       ,  The person operating the mine shah  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  ave not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  " For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. b7^It ii aTfth~dri  this  advertisement  will  not be  paid  for.���58782.  An important order-in-council  of vital interest to the city of  ���Vancouver was passed by the  cabinet today. The order-in-  council is the contract for a subsidy with the Amalgamated Engineering Works Ltd., of British  Columbia for the contruction of  modern drydocks at Vancouver  to cost six and a haif million dollars. It is understood that the  financing was completed in London before the war broke out so  that as soon as a few details are  completed work can be started  without delay.  The Government of the Sudan  has equipped a shallow draft boat  as a floating laboratory for the  study of tropical diseases' where  they occur.  HOUSE   TO   RENT  Plastered and well finished, on  Nicola Avenue. Apply to Chas.  Brown, Merritt.  WANTED  Respectable person to occupy  Two Rooms at rear of Parish Hall  and to act as Caretaker of St.  Michaels Church. Apply to Dr.  Tutill or W. R. Langstaff, churchwardens.  A despatch to the London Express from Stockholm says that  the name of the German emperor  has been stricken from the list  of nominations for the next Nobel  peace prize.  Despite a combination of adverse conditions altogether un-  axpected when the shipping  season opened, there is still reason to hope that the market  returns to the fruit growers of  the Vernon ^district will not be  so bad as some have feared.  Distribution as been well arranged, and it looks as if the total  output, which is an unusually  large one, will be disposed of,  though the prices will not by any  meams, run as those which it  was hoped would be secured.  (Mr. Robertson to Vernon fruit  union.)  The incorporation of a brigade  of football players into Lord  Kitchener's new army is the  latest proposal to be made in  England. Both the war office  and football association have received it with considerable  enthusiasm. The football association, has a membership of 7000  trained athletis, who. it is suggested, might be bettter employed  in charging the Germans on the  battlefield than in charging each  other on the football field. The  council of the association is to  hold a meeting to decide if the  7000 men shall be released from  tHeir'pfesent"engagements^and  and the football fields turned into  drill giounds.  Russia is the chief source of  the petrol supply.  It is doubtful if any bulbs will  be had this year, the chief  sources of supply, France and  Holland, being at present in a  state which puts all thoughts of  gardening in the background.  A trial shipment of two cars of  pedigree stock will be made to  this Province next month by the  Eominion Holstein-Friesian Breeders' Association. The stock wiil  be sold shortly after the close of  the Dominion Exhibition.  Among the duties which the  Boy Scouts of Great Britain are  prepared to carry out are the establishment of communications  as despatch riders, signallers,  and wireless operators, guarding  bridges, culverts, and telegraph  lines against damage by individual spies.  In deciding to iesue ��1 notes,  the Bank of England is simply  reviving what was once part of  the currency of the rea'm. It is  now about, ninety years since  their issue was discontinued in  England, in deference to a popular agitation. The fact is that  forgeries had become extremely  common, and, the penalty for the  offence being death, msny a  wretched criminal suffered for it  on the gallows.  King George has granted pardons to all men of the Navy and  Marines who were deserters before August 5th and who rejoined  before September 5th.  To Ranchers and  Stockbreeders  Bnshels of Money in Hogs  There's bushels of money in  hogs, says a'writer in tha Calgary  Albertan, who prophesies that  the time is not far distant when  there would be more hogs raised  in Alberta than in any province  or state on the contiment. In the  opinion of several American hog  experts, the profits of the business of hog raising should amount  to more than 100 per cent. The  figures given in the article are  interesting, and the result of the  calculations ought to ;be encouraging to would-be hog raisers in  British Columbia. Suppose, the  article goes on to say, that a man  who knows about porkers should  start the business of hog raising  with ten sows in September of  this year, and had only an average amount of luck, this is what  would happen : His ten sows  should each present him with a  litter of five pigs round about the  New Year. This would be 50  pigs, half of'which vvould be  sows and the others hoars, for  the sexes are generally fairly  well balanced as to numbers.  Sows that are provided with proper farrowing buildings will produce two litters of pigs annually.  A year should elapse before  young sows are allowed to breed.  Given these facts it is easy to  figure out the rate of increase.  In September, 1915, the man who  started out with ten sows just a  year before would have 10 breeding sows, 25 sows and 25 boars,  each seven or eight months old,  und 25 young pigs and an equal  number of young boars.  A year later, in September,  1916, the hog raiser could boast  of having 60 breeding sows, 25  sows seven or eight months old,  85 young sows, and a total of 160  boars. In September, 1917, his  stock would have increased to 170  breeding sows, 150 sows seven or  eight months old, and 322 boars.  And now as to the cost of reaving hogs. It takes on an average  eight months to get a hog in fit  condition for the market���that is  to bring it up to the two hundred  pound mark, and get $15 for it.  A liberal estimate o!: the expenditure involved, including feed  and proper housing, is $7.50 per  hog. Supplied with this information, it is simply a question of  a little sum in arithmetic to [ar-j  rive at the profits made in three |  years by the man who started  out with ten sows. The sum and  total would vary, of course, in  different cases, according to how  ihe man sold or kept his stock.  But the total va'ue of the full  sized adimals raised at the end of  three years would be approximately $9,500, and the cost of  reari ng j usT half "thatTamoun _ r  And there would be left, calculating on the basis given, 212  young sows and an equal number  of young boil's.  In other words, at the very  lowest estimate, the profits of  this business of hog raising  amounts to 100 per cent.  WIR IS RAGIWG    - New York Cafe  The First Class Cafe  of the City  RISE MEDIATELY  BUY NOW  Just Received        . .  F  D  ES' LTD  Tasty,   Daintily Served   Meals.  TRY our ICE CREAM  The Finest Made, Dish 10c, Cones 5c  II. Fairley, Prop.  WATER   ACT  USB   AND   STORAGE  TAKE NOTICE that Charles August  Sapandowski whose address is Mammette Lake, B.C., will apply for a  licence to take and use 100 acre feet  and to store an 100 acre feet of water  out of an unnamed creek having its  source in unnamed lake about two miles  N.W. of Lot 148S, Group 1, Kamloops  Division of Yale District and lying  west of Ten Mile Creek, which flows  southeasterly and sinks on Lot 1488.  The storage dam will be located at  the southerly end of above lake.  The capacity of the reservoir to be  created is about 80 acre feet and it wiil  flood about five acres of land. The  w^ter will be diverted (1) from the  stream at a point about 20 chains up  stream from tbe N. W. corner of Lot  3376, and (2] at or near the N.W. corner of Lot 14S8 and used for irrigation  purposes on 25 acres in the N.W. corner of said Lot 1488.  This no ice was posted on the ground  on the 20th d��y of August, 1914.  A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the 'Water  Act 1914" will be filed in the office of  the Water Recorder at Nicola, B.C.  Objections to tbe application may be  filed with the said Water Recorder, or  with the Comptroller of Water Rights,  Parliament Building?, Victoria, B. C,  within 30. days after the first appearance of this notice in a local newspaper.  The date of the first publication of this  notice is August 21st, 1914.  Charles August Sapandowski  Applicant  I have taken the Agency for the Nicola  Valley of  PATTERSON & CHANDLER'S  M O N XJ MENTS  AND  Grave  Stones  Also FENCES of all descriptions  The Prices are very reasonable  and thc work is of the very best.  Prices and particulars on application t0  U. J. BARWICK,  GRANITE AVENUE MERRITT, B. G.  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. O, Box 10.  WATER ACT  Five-gallon oil cans are used  for making hen's nests at the  Oregon Poultry Station. They  are cheap, easily mad-, sanitary  and satisfactory to the hen. One  end is cut out, leaving three ins.  at the bottom to hold the nest  matterial in the nest. The top  side may be taken off to make the  nest more roomy, The cans are  then arranged on a platform two  few high, open ends toward the  wall and eight inches from it,  leaving a narrow alley wav along  which the hens can walk to the  nest. If the tops are removed a  sloping board is fastened above  the nests to give seclusion and  prevent other hens from standing on the nests. One nest is  provided for every Sve or six  hens. These nests are easily  cleaned and sprayed, and offer  little chance for mites and insects  to find hiding places in.  Application for a License to take and  use water will be made under the  "Water Act" of British Columbia, as  follows:  1. Tho name of the applicant is  John Hector.  2. The address of the applicant is  708 Ifelmsken St., Vancouver, B.C.  3. The name of the stream is unnamed stream. The stream has its  source in watershed, East of Ten Mile  Creek, flows in a Westerly direction,  and empties into Ten ivlile creek at  high water, at low water looses itself  in ground.  4. Thc water is to be diverted fi'om  t_e stream on both sides, about centre  of lot 1448, Nicola District.  5. The purpose for which the water  will be used is domestic and irrigation.  The land on which the water is to be  used is described as follows : lot 1488,  Nicola'District;-'-"^---'-^*--"-"��� ���^~=-  7. The quantity of water applied for  is as follows : one cubin foot per second  8. This notice was, posted on the  ground the 3rd day of August, 1914.  9. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the  requirements of the " Water Act" will  he filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Nicola. Objections may be  filed with the said Water Recorder, or  with thc Comptroller of Water Rights.  Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  JOHN HECTOR,  per his Agent  Charles August Sapandowski  There's a  Photographer  in  Your  Town  Have your  PRETTY GARDEN AND  HOME   Photographed  Before Winter's   Frost  Appear  Chas. P. Hooper  Opp. Schools  Merritt  CHURCH   SERVICES  Anglican Church���  Merritt���11 a.m.  Nicola���7.30 p.m  Rev. J. Thompson,  Vicar  Catholic Church���The 3rd' Sunday of the month. Mass 10  a.m. Bible History and Cate-  1 chism 2.30 p.m. Rosary and  Benediction 7.30 p.m. Mass  Monday 8 a.m.  A SQUARE PEG  in a Round Hole  You may be alright, but if  you are in the wrong position  you are like a square peg in a  round hole. You want a position where you fit.  This paper is read by intelligent business men, and a  Want Ad. in our classified,  columns will reach them.  0*���rl|kM4 IWJ fc, B W MaOuO  Rev.  Jos. Wagner, O.M.I.  Pastor  Gospel   Hall,   Granite  Avenue,  each'Lord' s^Day'  11 a.m, Service to remember the  Lord  2 p.m. Sunday School for children  3 p.m. Ministry of the Word  7 p.m. Gospel meeting  Methodist Church���  Merritt:  Sunday���  11.0 a.m. Service  2 30 p.m. Sunday School  7.30 p.m. Service  Monday���7.30 p.m. Epworth  League  Nicola :  Every other Sunday at li a,m,  Union Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.  Lower Nicola:  Sunday 2 p.m. Sunday School  3 p,m. Preaching service  Rev. C. F. Connor, M.A.,B.D.  Pastor  Presbyterian Church.   Sundays:  Merritt:  2.30 p.m  Sunday School  7.30 p.m. Evening Service,  preacher,  Choir practice Friday 8 p.m.  Next Tuesday is Merritt's annual "red letter" day. This  year's Fair will be a "hummer."


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