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Array /D  �� Xy.       ^- <  -'<....  THE   HOME PAPER   TOR    THE    CITY    OP    MERRITT    AND  Vol. 4. No 16  MERRITT,   B.C.,   -FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1914  City  Fathers  In  Session  Interested Citizens Listen to Ani-  a   mated Debate on Board of ��� ;  Works Report  Future Program  of The'���" News  ft  ;  Considerable work was accomplished  at the  regular1 Council meeting held  oh Monday night last. The session was  a protracted one, and the ^proceedings,  were watched.by_a large nurnber of the  citizens}'. At-times the debate was qui te  lively?but oh theVwhole  the meeting  was fairly harmonious. All the aldermen  were; present,' Mayor Jackson presiding.*  After, the, matter of, the^ sale of the  bonds'had .been;,disposed : of,  a letter  was read from ���DueCane Dutcher & CM,  reiteratiiYg'the firms'willingness to give-  any assistance;ppssib;le; gi^^  to   the 'economical * operation;, of J the  . Power and Light.plant. They* asked for  twelve operating reports as soon as  possible, so that they might be guided  in-their operations.   On motion of "Ald-  ihen] Ewart" and Fairclough the  complaint of Niel McMillan regarding the  condition of the road in  front of his  property at the east end of Nicola Ave.,  there being a big hollow,   where  the  water lies in flood time,  was referred  to the Board of Works with power to  act.   The application of 'D.-McCauley  fpr* a-street light-at the-coiner  of  Douglas  Avenue  and Thomas  Stieet  was referred to the Water and "Light  Committee.   -    ~  I Permission granted lo use Park  > An application -from Principal Mor-  risey for the use, in the evenings of the  Park by the High School Athletic Club,  was granted on the motion of Aldermen  McGoran and Fairclough.  i -       Cartier, Centennary  j A circular letter" from the Cartier  Centennary Committee , was read,. in  which the City was invited to subscribe  to the proposedmonument to be erected  to   celebrate   the    100th   anniversay  of   Jacques Cartier.    On   a   motion  of Aldermen. Ewart and,, Fairclough  the letter was<received andfyled.  Water and Light Committee Report  Jhe^eport'submitted _t*y; the  W.ater  and Lightcommittee was accepted and  approved." The committee recommended  that instead of a ditch, they considered  a well would meet the purposes jmuch  better.  '      Board of'Works Report    i  The'report of the 'Board of Works  was then submitted and after being  read was* considered clausVby clause.  Some of the clauses caused considerable  discussion,"and when thequestion of  the purchase of a team of horses was  up for discussion the debate was somewhat heated. Tha report is as fo.'lows:  1. Re Wm. Capp garage approach  on Granite and Voght, the Board bf  Works Committee recommend that  50'per cent cost of drawing gravel to  level approach to said garage be borne  by^the City and other 50 percent *by  Wm. Capp. '   , --"���**'*'*;  ���'  2. We also recommend that the City  purchase a team of horses and harness  for"the purpose of road making and  improvements to City roads "or for* any  -work��that-may-present=itself=from,t!me.  to "time thatfwill come* under jtherjuris-  dicition of^Ke"|loard of| Works.*! Our  reason,foi_thisiexptenditure' is; that we  feel that the present team will be employed daily and have all it can do to  comply   with   the^ present - sanitation'  Interesting*" Features That Will  Appear.���Will publish; on  ���       .Thursdays Shortly ;  ��� During the past week we have been  gratified at receiving many expressions'  of1 appreciation from our readers and  subscribejrs ;���at. .qui^efforts;; tozprodu"-.  ,a,,clean and live papei;,giying tlie.news  'of'the Valley in/geiieral. .JlTo^ge*. an  . old_> paper restarted; after' beingjmori-  'blind foP'some5" time^ls *noi*easy';task  and wehaW'ih'et' with^manr difficulties'  out;so fer(ihaye,ibeen^able..:tp -overcome  .thbm^'We.^ our  subscription, .contest^ is ^proving r sue-  -es^fjil andj;.as a^consetiuence.jWe are  "securingfi^'ny^ new.flubscr.iptipns, and  jiefo'rej'the^contest- is ended we have  no hesitation^ in saying that.,.we will  fiTO .?r" SPpy..?f tlie TNEW,S going into  every,'home "in the "yalley. Theie is  also e/erv Jndication^thata large-number of copies will go out each week  theieby telling" broadcas_"what Mer  ritt is doing arid'showing to'the world  Miss  Miranda  Sherwood  Leads at Close of First Period  Sunday"Scliool^ y-<Mews From the  Workers Visit  Miss Helen Hyland  is Second-Miss  Belle Clark  Third-Deci.  dedly Close Race���Second  Period Starts Today  Hustle!  Hustle!!  Hustle!!!  '. Thursday, Evening marked the closing  Monthly for the same number of years  of the "first in the "News" $1,100 prize you will then be receiving, full amount  Rev. I. Williamson and Miss S.  E.  Spencer Address Six  Meetings in District  at large that Meiritt'Js a live, bustling  city.'"A local* paper Js' often the inde\  of tlie charactei of a 'community    By  it investo'is guage  the-situation "and  are "induced  either' to" continue* theii  investments or- to---make"new "ones  Othei s are also interested thereby and  great good accrues through the publicity, healthly publicity, which is given  the City through the local newspaper it  it be alive and serving faithfully the interests of the" whole community.   It is,  thereforeVto your interests to see that  the NEWS is distributed as widely "as  I possible and you should subscribe for  I your friends at a distance /or get those  who are* or might become interested in  the Valley to subscribe on their 'own  behalf.   In-^ view of the increasing advertising'patronage which we'are se  curing 'and which we know will come  with the betterment of business con  ditions,  we^are  planning 'many  new  features for the NEWS and as soon as  it is possible to complete our arrange  ments this paper ivill be increased to  S pages.   For some^thne^we havejieen  making arrangements to this end and  with" tKeiF"completioT*r"we' hope* to be  .issuing a paper~that}^iHTcover most,  if not all, of the interests of the Valley  In general   'For the ladies we^intend  jjlving'.'fashion,'-liotne'''andiother) notes  of particularjnterest'to them ; For-'the  children we will devote space _to bedtime stories, etc J FoiT the fanner-agri  cultural notes will be provided.   The  merchant,,th'e worlungman! and others  will,also be taken care of^so far as it  ,is possible to do so in the space at our  disposal and" providing the patronage  accorded us-justifies.the effort.   Short  and'Serial stories will also be run    It  will take, a little time to bring all this  about and  to mature  our  plans,  but  they are so far advanced now that- we  feel justified' in" taking vou^into our  confidence and letting vou know just  .what we are.contemplating-foi-.yoii:-"-  __,.Whilst.this^paper.is privately--owned  we want you to understand that you  campaign. Each contestant was anxious to'secure every available subscription in order to receive the maximum  ;amount of votes: allowed during thefirst  'period. ...,..- . ...   ���,.....,,...., .  Today's vote standing is replete with  [surprise*. Miss M iranda Sherwood now  hbldi the premier position. Miss Helen  'Hyland ''stands "second.' Miss Belle  Clarke holds third position^ !:" 7 '  i iPerhaps-the surprise of the standing  today is the remarkable gain made by  Miss Fisher. Miss Fisher shows that  she will be a leal contender.  Lack of space prevents the mentioning of the remaining candidates, but  their votes speak for themselves.  Peihaps never befoie in a competition  of this calibie has theie been such a  close race' for honois.' The "standing  shows to-day that the seventh candidate  can take the lead with two "five year"  subsciiptions," whicli goes to show how  close the race\vill be at theJfinish, and  also goes to prove that the woik done  during the next two weeks will determine who will be the fortunate young  lady to cairy oft the $850.00 Stanley  Player Piano. Every candidate is'doing  her work well^ and as they stand at  the present time, theie is not one candidate who is not strictly in the running  for top honors. In contests of this  nature, one usually sees one contestant  out-run the remainder and attain a big  lead, but so far it hasn't developed in  the News Campaign.'  Maximum Votes i , r  Contestants are.all aware that the  second period piovides for a decrease  in the vote^scheduleJtt-'the-exUnfc-.'S'f  twenty per cent, that is, a year's subscription before ���March |, 19th, earned  2000 votes, while now it only earns 1500  Contestants should study the combination schedule, which does not provide  ifor a decrease. By having your friendb  subscribe, for the News  and   Canada  of votes. It is the beacon light that  lights the road to success,., and those  who take advantage of this schedule will  be making their subscriptions earn their  full power. :  ,  Vote Getting  Candidates who  have  received  subscriptions for one year and can  solicit  another year or two'years, will receive  tlie difference in votes.   That is<ajpayment of two years i on , a -former payment of one year would earn 8000 votes  Two Weeks, More  Only two weeks more in which candidates   may   hustle   votes   in   the   big  campaign     Eveiy d^y will count fiom  now until the close, and the contestants  who   aie   desiious   of  being  winners  should make each day count, Opportunity is knocking on   the door of ea.h  candidate in the campaign to-day.   The  vote standing show's that it is  a  close  race, and will be a close race  at  the  finish.   Next week's  publication  may  spring many sui prises.   Those who are  tail-endeis may be top notcheis. It sifts  down to the fact that the busy contestants duiing the next two weeks, will be  the successful candidates on the night of  Apul 2nd   so  HUSTLE!    HUSTLE!  HUSTLE!  Support  That the campaign is meeting the  approval of the public is demonstrated  'daily by the number of subscribers who  call at the contest oflice and pay their  subscriptions and give their votes to  their favorite candidate. This is unexpected suppoit but should be great  encouragement for the fortunate contestants. ''  .*"��* ��� ., *Y��_e Standing  Miss Miranda Sherwood ~ 171,"500  Miss Helen Hyland ' .. 166,000  Miss Belle Clark v 159,500  Miss Aileen'Fisher . 157,500  Miss Chrisie Aitken .'. 11'9,000  Miss Mary Smith .. -.6,000  Miss Bessie McMillan   .. 11,500  Byflaw  must';* hay e*Mhe support!' and^goodwiH  ofall Iri* the community. It must be  considered the medium through which  the,,public gains a knowledge of what  is, transpiring in the community and  Waterworks, Electric Light  ahd Sidewalk Bonds Sold  City Council Accepts'Good Offer from Canada Bond Corporation  Result of Sale  Nets City $77,107.00  ! Out of $80,000.00       ' '  , The Citizens of the City will be glad  to learn that the bonds which have been  on the market for sale for some time  have been sold at last, and at such a  good figure as will > wipe out all the  g[oaUng.jndeMednessj^^tj^_City^and  ���    -nr     , . j������^j  iU-���i( ,���i;__:lmust.ibeja, leader in thoughtvand ideas  3.   We also recommend that when ������",','     . "��� ���      ,    t     - ,* '     ,,  helping, to disseminate and provide all  the aforementioned team*is purchased,'  that tenders be called for ai' teamster,1  to be employ.d at a'morithiy'wage'/ * :  4l We also recommend that'the City  Solicitor be advi8edi'-to'''im'mediately'  take steps as the law provides'to com-  peliJames Aitken to remove.a chicken  wire fence with poles, from the lane at  the-rear of his lot 6, Block 143, D.L. 13.  Bi We<als6'irec6mmend that Conklin  Bros, be notified to protect an irrigation  ditch that-crosses-Voght-Street-at-the  comer of Merritt Avenue,-, unless, they,  coyer the said ditch with 3 inch planlc-  . ngi within 14 days, and make lJhe"said  ditch safe for publi. travel, thaf-'th'e  City after that date fill in the said ditch.  wi th earth or gravel or as they deehi'  'best, the present state of the said ditch-  is now a menace and unsafe for public  traveler'   'Xi'5Mi"?X���'>"   Xiihl.Xyi  6.   We:also..i-,epommendt that a 4'foot  ���sidewalk beiconstructed*'on 'Coldwater  "'Avenue commencing from Voght Street  and through^tb\Bfjdge^St;reetvon VjOght  "Reserve,    approximate  length   about  259i feet,; approximate cost iucluding  lumber, liardware( and haiis 25c�� per  foot* total cost ��647,; also; \ye recQm-,  mend that the sidewalk be extended on  Quiichena Avenue to Gilmour Street a  distance of_200,feei approximate cost  L_a-....^<C!onUnue(U6n. page, 5) _,. .;..^..v>-  .that.Js.t good .and iiefetSfoi-'the' cifizeh-.  :It;shpuldno.t,be made thevmediuin for  .perpetuating,petty quarrels "or promoting ;selfish,:priva,te .iriteresfsjibutiibe  r*jn.,yyjth'1(t_.e object of bringing about  and continuing harmony and good will  (Continued on page 2)  Of. g7*     H._l*��__*��/     -A.-  banitary Conditions  0\  U  ���*����� "V W ������ *?*'--   sdlp  ���3 ^Sanitary^matterp" engaged^ consider*  able attention of the council on Monday  ;nignt5 thTe' chief amongst1*'which ^as  withil-egardi;tolthe e^nitarj^. cojiiveni-:  ences of the Walters block.   Aid. Greig  sajd,the conditions.of. the sanitary con-  ?',Vz        -i'.'X ;.��.����ft vr. ;     tj i  veniences were disgraceful.    He spoke  yery-strongly-'onf the^ ff|atter and said  that suc'h hdi-rible'and deplorable conditions should'- tiotj heftoleratcd. He,  togethey'with'^ld_.'-Mc*lLean and McFarlane hfid visited the premises com-  plained��iof,i,iand a)l 3w?e|e agreed EjSjt^  the need for immediate improvement.  The'rej-wereiinymerous'sJenants in the  block, which returned a good revenue,  and the landlord should be'required l<  put in up-to-date toilet converiife'n'cfe^,5-  .,��.. ������"-���'��� (Gontinued-'on- poffe-2)'~-***'  give .a small^margin over.  \ ;Ever'since the;'present Council came  into 'power arrangements have-beeh gb-  , ing forward with a'view-;to, disposing  of the bonds'and'wha't were cbhsfdered'  good offers^at1 the time were  turned  down7 as it was felt that :with the  improving m'arket there: was ; an   opportunity, by waiting a little while-to sell  themat'an  even'better flgur(s::"--The'  council was induced to take this atti tude  largely'by the fact that' it' desired' to so  dispose of the bonds-that it would  be  able*to meet- the/tity's floating; indebt-  e*;-iness at least;5 'and' if possible,"give  .them ��� something 'over to 'work :orii   Iri  viewi.o'f this, it'was decided riot to sell  a't;less than*95!cerits on- the' 'dollar,*.al-  tho the temptation to sell was'gi-eat, in  view of- the' urgent 'need ��� of' the: ci ty to  cleah'Up'its financialpositiom It will be  remembered th'at'some 'six weeks 'ago  an; option was given-at over'93 but this  not: resulting '-'.''satisfactorily 'tenders  wrere called for and-Monday night the  AldermenTagreed'losell  at 96:38 '' and  three-eighth.cents on the' dollar"which  Will net the Council somewhere* "about  $77,107 for; the $80,000 ��� of bonds which  itjhas for:disposalj'*losing':br paying a  premium of less than $3,000 ori the deal,  a remarkably good'deal in -view of -the;  state bfithe'money: market during the  past;year>   :'MtfTH::C..ii'.'!-    :::';"     .*;;::;'   >���!  jThe:minutes'of the" last meeting'hav-  : ni*: been read andconfirme'd, this matter  jame up under the reading of commun-  jatioiis.1 Three offers were read 'and  ..wo'bptibhsr'were   iiske'd 'for.' '*; The  jlter 'from' the "'Canada' Bond Corporation, of Toronto, was the first, the,  On Sunday and Monday Ir.st Merritt  wns favored by a visit of Miss S. ID.  Spencer, Superintendent or the primary  work of the Sunday School Association or B. C, and.tho Itcv. I. VVilliam-  son, GenerarSiiperiritendent of the As-,  sociation. The visit made'was in con-  jiiection with the promotion of Sunday  ^School work and effort in the City and  District and services.and conventions  jwere held. in the Presbyterian and  pethodist Churches of', the City, Nicola  and Lower NicoTa* for; tliat purpose.  ��� Great -interest was evinced in the  Work of these two weli-known worker's  in this department'of Churoh work and  large audiences .greeted, them at every  point and meeting., ,-....  ' On. Sunday morning the ,Rev. Williamson preached a very; eloquent sermon in the_ Methodist Church', Merritt;  in which he particularly dwelt upon  the influences brought to bear upon  the childien through the conduct ot  the, parent. He said that it'was impossible for the Sundav' School to take  the place of the home and that unless  the mecopts of the Chnstia'n leligion  weie cairied out in,the. home there,  wis small' chance "of" tbe ^children in'  such homes giowing up'to be good and  useful  citizens. -���  '  ! lie also referred to the present social  and industrial unrest stating that it  \yas a Tact that this unrest was more  ljartlculaily pronounced in the coal  mining' towns of the piovince than in  a|ny others, this being particularly'due  t'o the nature ot the work and the conditions under which the men labored.  He stated, however, that no changes  for the better could be brought aboiit  until the men themselves looked at  and considered the questions in a  bound and just manner.. The.difficulties could only be .overcome,,by the  men themselves becoming changed and  approaching * their 'problems in ' the  light of the life'of Jesus''Christ. '  j In the afternoon Miss Spencer addressed .the Sunday School scholars at  both the Methodist and Presbyterian  Churches. In the evening she spoke  in simple but direct and understandable fashion to the children particu-  laily on the question of "character."  Capital   City  Complimentary Letters to Minisr  ter of Lands on British Col-   ,  umbia Royalty Bill  offer being as already stated. Then  followed one from N. Wolverton &Co., j  Vancouver with an offer of practically  $92.08, James Stimson, Toronto, offered  $90.05 and Wood, Grundy and Co. asked  fbi*.an.option_foi*^two^weeks.^at^95^and  Brent Knox ;and Co., an, option: for a  month.at.96. ���., yy-.-AX-.-.y.-. -'������������:  ' iThe; bonds. jSold,, being: those ^w-hich  were: authorised:-by,by-laws, passed last  year,: being,;.$45,06p for, waterworks,  $25,000, for.electric light, and: $10,000  for sidewalks at 6 per. cent.interest running,'forth jrty years on the waterworks  and..electric light, systems and: ten  years on  the   sidewalks.   The.. inter- <  est for;...the   year   that   has   passed.)    ,        ���                    , ,�� ���ki, ~,.-( ����  ,..������.,    j                      I     ���           (speaker was listened to with great at-  will revert to the city,   and  will meet,   *'   .  'ii.-----.--i-      . iv  t,      ,            .,        ii, ���  ten tion, and as someone was head to  the interest that has been paid on;, the1    j ,    u _t iV_ ���, ,, ���Tt  loans,.negotiated,:,with  the- Bank   of  Montreal, and f for which  these bonds  The children, of which a laige number  were present, much enjoyed the discourse as did also the adults who were  there.  j On Sunday morning Miss Spencer  also spoke particularly to the children  at Nicola, at the service held there,  ni the same entertaining and instructive manner. , f  'At Lower Nicola the Rev. Williamson preached to a large attendance in  the afternoon, his discoure being much  appreciated and enjoyed by those present, r  Iii the evening, Rev. Williamson occupied the pulpit at the Piesbyterian  Church and gave a well-reasoned dis-  'course,���taking- for���his--subject- the  words:, "What Think 'Ye of Christ"!  The reverend gentleman. divided his  address;'ihto four parts.' "What Think'  Ye of the Life Hb Led; 'His WorkV'His  beath aiid-His 'Resurrection;*' In "matter of fact, plain language, he asked  tub large congregation present to think  foi* themseives. r.It wns not what somebody else thought ol: Christ, the question asked for a personal answer.'  The  fSppclaltn the Nicola Valley News.)  VICTORIA,   13: C,  March 17th.���Although   it   will   not   until";next 'year  he a factor; in Provincial- legislation',  the report of the Hoyal Commission on  Labor, presented to the    House . just  prior to prorogation,    unquestionably  proved the, incst interesting-feature of  the closing week in the 1914 term of  Parliament.: , The report, like/ that of  the Royal Commission on Agriculture;  bespeaks thoiough, exhaustive and sincere work on the part of the commis-.  sionei-s,- Messrs'/'H: G^Fafson,- A;."M.  Harper, John, Jardirie,! J: 'A'.-. McKel'vie'  and. R., A Stpney, and:. goes jfar ��� to'jus- ,  tify  the ,Ayisdoni...of  investigation '^by-  such tribunals as a- precedent to,.,the'  formulation*'and' adoption" of'' prbgres-'  sive legislation 'of * special'-7 or'' ^jass";  character. -No issues which'the'-Com-1  mission might be expected" to concern'  itselt with have been, evaded .and the,-  conclusions reached and recommenda-,  tions made are stated in direct'fa'shion,  whicli will paiticularly commend ?itself"'  to the workers' of British    Columbia"  who are chiefly concerned therewith.  To refer reminiscently to the late session as a whole aside from the measures  expressing the further development of the McBride railway'policy,'  its inteiest centred largely in the actf  for  the  creation  of a  Municipal  Af-.  fairs Depaitment (based also upon an'  exhaustive Commission enquiry    into'  matters  municipal)i and i measures 'of-  an  eminently , business-like .character,  l elating to the administration of'the  public domain  and the    natural    resources   of   the   Province���a worthy  field for progressive statesmanship.'"'  As anticipated, there -was"no" lack '  of unanimity on the part of the^House1  in adopting the, resolution , of ,the;  Prime Minister in the,,matter,;of sen,-  Tite representation for'British Colum-,  bia, which resolution reads a_' follows: \  ��� "Resolved, that His'Honor'thecLieu--'--  tenant-Governor be 'requested to'- for-ls  ward through the proper, channels to *  the.Dominion Government the,prayerr  of this House that the number of sen-f  ators for the Province of British Columbia be increased to six,'' so ' as to *  give British' Columbia 'equal' standing^  in the Upper House with the ��� other-,-  Western Provinces." (li ���,,;; ,  -, [  ,.       r        .,i (  Many are the compliments received .-  by the Hon. William R. Ross, Minister  of Lands, for the Timber Royalty Bill *  in which the 'principle of profit-shar- .  ing in the timber*resources,was a fea-.v  ture.' Prominent Canadianss|and, resi- -  dents of the United State's, including,  members of the Cabinet of thai coun-  were hypothecated.. It will,take some,  two or7 three fvyeeks. for * the deal, to, be  completed; as; legal technicali ties wil 1  'have, (to be tak.encare of, but as there  is ho;question; as-to< the legality; of;the  bonds,-.there should be.no hitch and the  the money-should soon.be.to the deposit  of jthe city. The Council -will then -be  able to c|ean up the outstanding accounts and tliecity make a fresh stai't.  No discussion'follbwedlthe.re'ading-bf-  the "offers','* andf'Aldei-many MtGoi*an".  Chairman7 of the ^Finance" Committee  arose and moved the acceptance of | the  offer "of the Cana_a7'.Bond '.Corpbra'tioii  th'is 'beihg seconded and ' the,:motibn  was quietly p"ass'ed,-:thus; ah' event. of  more thaiv ordinary importahbe to the  city'at this stage of /its history passed  ihto;'effect:; without'; any7 flourish',1 of  t.���iimpsts'or; rhetbribal fire-works*.- It  was noticed liowevertjiatthe Aidermen  wore a;very:relieved expression'yh'en  the rn|ot.ibh!was passed, Hhei.r-Dui-ab^ of.  office" ha"virig; .appiirehtly.' 'assumed J.'a;  lighter weight^"���"!'v-J-���-'���*-  remark coming out of the Church  was good to be there"  ; (Continued on paRe C)  It  Yale Conservatives  in Annual Session  /What was probably the most successful enthusiastic meeting' ever held in  .the histoiy of the Yale Conservative  'Association, took place at Lytton on  Tuesday night last, when over 40 delegate-*, icprcsenting all parts of the  constituency were present. The Hon.  C. "3 Semlin was voted to the chair,  and in'-his opening 'address1 exhorted  'thbse present not to be stampeded vb'y  tlie Liberal .assertions that: they ��� :were  goingtp be successful at the next gen.T  eral election, as.there was absolutely  nothing '��� to 'warrant'��� such:'Assertions;  especially havingin vibw the excellent  leadership,* both Provincial and'Federal;  which IheCpnse.i-ya.tives were enjoying. \  IJhe Liberals were viVtually without  -'"���< (Continued on page <>)  try, have sent letters    warmly! 'com- '  mending the new Act. '     *J  �� '-���'"  Hon. Clifford Sifton, president of fthe ���  Canadian Commission of Conservation, <���  writes congratulating the Minister of .  Lands and says:    "I have repeatedly^  'saidTuring tiren^st^'^r'"tliat,'Britlsh~~  Columbia was th'e most 'advanced Pro-?*���  vince; in the-Dominion ;so far.as'attett-.i"  tion to, the, question ;pf,.forest jprotecv!;  tion was concerned,- .and .1.may,,, now,,;  say the same thign In. regard to the.  question' of disposition of timb'er'be-''t  longing to-the Province."'   ''"-'  '-���'i'-:','-i  : Henry S. Graves. Chief Forester of ''  the  United: States,, writes: <��� ,"I>-taave-j.?  just; learned .of, the/recent;! action^by/o;  British  Columbia with    reference  to  the royalty on public timber.   I want  to express mv pleasure at the"'great  progiess  which  has ibeen    made ' In "  your country and to extend my,hearti:t.i  est congratulations.    The recognition  of the right of the public to share in  the^i'ncreasmg value of public timber  is, in my opinion, a vital one"    "'* *  The Secretary of theDepartmentrofl!t  Agiiculture" of the * United' 'States/!**  wntes* "The plan of readjusting )>  stumpage values of timber at stated j,  intei\als m sales from public landsj^^  wheieby the public4will derive a fair  share of the increase in lumber'values T  is one with which I am iD.lheartyjarc-'''!  cord. ,You will doubtless be^nterested, i*  in. leaining that, a provision of thiSj ,  character is'included by this Depart-;.,.  ���j.,M-.v   -��-- .* s: j ->.-j �����* J%.-  '<-.'liT'j'!    -ij''-:    >'.   lUOi.t  ment .in .all contracts for sales of tlm-,:  ;    i r::: i;;!ut-. irii'. TiVfi't   !;>:!     ; ')   V'i.'.i'.        ;   :  ber from National Forest lands where.;: ,.  ;   ;;-:;.;-,|-   >-,.'i:!   i.''tt'fJ:��S;.''r-:n;t   f.i>'-S*^.jl.*;-fi  the period of contract is in excess of.  i -|-*o,-; ������; -���-.;it- ii'���,"������ -.S'lia-i'K--i.��i'iS-,i Kl-O'rlt-.  five years, and that it has, "  Been- ac-v  -,.   iy   <v-:;/i   I'fV   i.-n>;r.'.-.i-}j��V��   ���)^<iiit   i!R  cepted  as  equitable by -timber pper-  .-..(;:v< ������������-.- ������<���-.������ ���t-iri-Jyyjit iiU  VJUV) I). A]1H2  ators.   1 feel that you are to be nearti- ������  ���'���^������inh Oil  ::''������*-; t-r��i^!*.'H:->M!i'io.v>M y'U  ly  congratulated ' on  this  progressive  . *!*:)��� ji-.P'.l-a',)..!.   "Ji.ii  legislation.'/...... ,.,..���,.'   ,yA.,.^0^ '-������  '���**_  ���Ml  ���iyii  '<���'���"': I %  THE NICOLA VALLEY -MEWS.  Friday, March 20, 1914  THE  NICOiA   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.  Classified advertising 10 cents a line ; extra words 2 cents.  Legal advertising-10 cents a line ; 6 cents repeat.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Land and Water  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  NICOLA VALLEY POULTRY ASSOCIATION.  The formation of an association to take care of the interests  of the poultry raisers of the Nicola Valley, is a good move and  should be welcomed and supported by all those that are interested  in poultry keeping. Much can be accomplished by a combined  <jffort to solve local problems, and a higher standard of stock will  no doubt be bred with the various interested members coming together and exchanging notes thereon. The Nicola Valley, in many  ways, offers exceptional opportunity for successful poultry farming, the climate being exceedingly propitious, if the successes of  those already in the business is any criterion. At the present time  the supply of eggs and poultry for the local market falls far below  the local demand, with the consequence that much money goes out  of the Valley for the importation of foreign eggs, even Chinese eggs  being sold locally at big prices. There is lots of land adjacent to  the City of Merritt that might well be cut up into small acreage for  poultry raising, and such an industry would help to add to the  prosperity and development, not only of the Valley, but more particularly to the city. As the Association progresses in its organization no doubt steps will be taken looking toward co-operative marketing, thereby ensuring to both the merchant and the consumer a  sure supply of absolutely fresh eggs of good quality. Co-operative  buying will no doubt also come, and this need not be detrimental  to the local merchant, but be of considerable value to him in many  ways. It is to be hoped, therefore, that poultry raisers in particular  will give the Association every support, and that the merchants and  citizens generally will give every aid possible to make of this movement the success it should be.  #       #       #       #       #  REPORT OF THE AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION.  The report of the Agricultural Commission published last week  is one that will be read by every citizen with considerable interest  becav*se of the fact that Agriculture, being the basic or fundamental  industry of all nations and the backbone of continued national prosperity, especially in Canada, touches everyone no matter what the  line of occupation may be.   If our agricultural resources are neglected, then the cost of living becomes high and those things which  we should look upon as necessities become luxuries.   The problem of  successful agriculture, in this province has been much debated during  the past few years, especially in view of the fact that millions of  dollars of agricultural produce has been steadily imported, with  the result that money that might well have been spent within the  province amongst our own people has been sent out, to the loss of  every citizen, because it is an incontrovertable fact that every dollar  that, is sent away from a community, province, state or country, is  lost to the benefit of the citizens, while every dollar that is retained  at home is beneficial in a greater or less degree to all, as it circulates  continually and all inevitably secure some direct or indirect benefit.  It is timely, therefore, that the British Columbia government should  haye considered this very important question, especially in view of  the fact that during the past 18 months this province, in common  with the rest of the world, has been feeling the effects of the worldwide money stringency.    This would not have been so potently felt  had this province been more self-supporting not* alone in agricultural  products but also in manufactures as well.   Millions of dollars have  been poured out in one great stream during the past five years, for  all kinds of purposes.   So long as money was coming in to take the ���  place of that sent out it was not felt but so soon as the money supply  was cut off, then the reckoning came.    The quiet times have had  the tendency to turn the thoughts of the best men of the province to  the agricultural question as it is a well-known fact that any country  with a prosperous agricultural population at its back can more easily  withstand the pressure of hard times.   For this reason the report  has been awaited with particular interest and its recommendations  will be keenly scanned and criticised.   The report is so important   arid covers such a wide range that it would be impossible to _deal_  with it except section by section. Great pains have been taken by  the: Commission to get all the available information'possible arid  the reportiis the result of some very close and. laboriotis study of  the whole agricultural situation as it especially affects this Province  in particular. We believe that the recommendations made will be  welcomed by all as being along right lines and as the report will be  before the people for a whole year before being acted upon and  embodied into law, there will be every opportunity given for those interested to make any further suggestions or criticism with a view to  bettering the agricultural conditions of the province.  It will be remembered that Mr. Alex. Lucas, the local member,  ".'I::'-.'     -. '-���   :���*'. ...'P.'        '. ���:        '.- , .--; ���   ��� -,  who has,always taken a keen interest in this .subject, was a member  of the Commission and was sent to Australasia to secure, at first hand  information upon which to base this report.  ���       ���       #  i    ' ,    ,  , LABOR COMMISSION'S1 REPORT.  The report of the Labor Commission has been completed and  the report of that body has been turned over to the Government,  and) proves not only to be a very voluminous document, but also  deals'with a surprisingly large number of economic' problem's of the  da^' Ijt is satisfactory to find that the Commissioners.were.unanimous.'in their^^^ ���findings, as; thereby greater weight it to be attached  to their,recommendations. The result of the enquiry proves beyond  doubt .that the Commission was indeed composed of a/very impartial set of rneh, arid the-recommendatibris turned in to the Government are such that the workingmen could; not have expected more  from a. body of men appointed solely by themselves.  Many of the recommendations appear radical, and if adopted  will have far-reachirig effect upon the economic situation as it affects this Province. As the report is to be printed and distributed,  all those interested will have an opportunity of studying it' with  care qunngithe next twelve months and before the Act, in which  the'recommendations will no doubt be embodied, is introduced in  jthe" Legislature. ,: '-'-....'"  The report shows that the Commissioners did not seek to avoid  any of the controversial problems brought before them, and have  apparently approached and handled them in a broad-minded and  fair manner. The point of view from the viewpoints of capital and  labor have been exhaustively set out, followed by the conclusions  of the Commissioners, and it is noticeable that the Commission; has  adopted a very sympathetic attitude toward labor. In view of the  animus displayed and statements madeby the opposition press and  the Liberal leaders, the report of the Commission will be welcomed,  dispelling as it does effectively the cry that it was a biased body and  unsympathetic toward labor and which would be compelled to bring  in recommendations inimicable to the cause of labor. "When it was  formed it was stated by the Government that the appointment of  the Commission was with the object of securing information wherewith to base effective legislation particularly dealing with the labor  and industrial problems in general. It has been proven conclusively  that this body had a free hand and approached its task with.an  open mind, and the McBride Government is to be congratulated  upon the steps taken in this regard, and the Province at large will  await with interest the introduction of the necessary legislation at  the next session whereby the recommendations may be given effect.  The study of the various problems at issue and the passing of the  necessary legislation to give effect to the recommendations will tend  to assist in solving the problems of capital and labor and be of  benefit to both.  Tlie chief recommendations of the Commission are those relating  to the establishment of a system of compulsory state insurance  against accidents to workmen; a weekly half holiday for shop employees; the establishment of a fortnightly pay day; the regulation  of sub-contracting on railroad construction work, and the control  of time checks. No doubt many will be surprised at the Commission finding against the proposed minimum wage law, but there will  be no doubt that the conclusion come to, that the question of an  eight-hour day law should be a Dominion and not a Provincial  measure is correct. It would be a good idea if all those interested  in the report���and who is not ?���would get a copy and study it carefully, as it is well worth the consideration of all.  FUTURE PROGRAM  Ol5 THE "NEWS"  amongst all so that prosperity and development may be secured for all. To  this end the NEWS will always work.  We do not expect to be perfect or be  ible to avoid mistakes but we can  issure all that our efforts will always  be on the side of and available to  chose who are striving to promote the  public welfare and the development  ind prosperity of the community as a  whole. By this .we do not mean that  we will not promote the interests of  ndividuals and sections as this will be  Jone whenever we deem it advisable  always bearing in mind, however, that  in so doing we are advancing the interests of all in the final analysis.  To this end we are publishing a  series of articles dealing with the varU  ous industries of the City and Valley.  The possibilities and opportunities of  the Valley and City will also be ex-  uloited in every legitimate manner and  irrangements are now underway for  he illustrating of such articles and  itories. We believe that the possi-  ���illties and opportunities awaiting development here have but to be made  'cnown in an interesting and truthful  ���nanner to be taken hold of and to this  2nd we will assist, as far as we can,  'n this way seconding the work that  ���nay be done in the future by the  3oard of Trade and other bodies. As  we have already said, subscriptions  'aken on behalf of friends, etc, at a  listance, will benefit the City and-District and with such arrangements un-  ler way, we trust that the citizens will  -espond, as far as they are able, and  so assist us in this work of making  known to the world at large what we  ire doing and what we can do here.  As is well understood the whole of  ���he foregoing, "as outlined, cannot be  carried out in a week or a month.   It  BUSINESSTALKS  THE    MERRITT    HARDWARE   AND  SPORTING GOODS CO., LTD.  J. C. Gay, Manager.  's~a^^ainSitious"~pfogranr but we feel  ible to carry it out successfully if our  efforts are seconded by the citizens  vnd merchants by the 'giving" of the  support which they merit and in due  time it will be accomplished, together  with further and more ambitious ones  xs we will always plan for the future'  believing in the-future' of the Valley  which we feel'will prove to be a very  bright'and'prosperous one.  We also beg to announce that, as  olanned from the start, our publishing  lay: will be changed to Thursday' as  soon as the present subscription contest is ended.' By this means we hope  to make our advertisements of greater  value by reason of the fact that those  living outside of the city, will thereby  get their papers earlier and so be able  to shop in the city on Saturdays, being attracted, we hope, by the offerings  made'through our advertising' columns  by the local merchants.-  AUTO STAGE TO PRINCETON  TO RESTART NEXT MONTH  Commencing next month Harold Grieg will put his new "Winton" 6 1914 model car; on Ihe  Merritt-Princeton stage route.  The auto will be in charge of a  most capable chauffeur, and will  leave Merritt on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, returning  the same day.     On Wednesday  The "News" man was walking down  Quilchena Avenue the other day, when  he noticed a sure sign of Spring in  the window of the above company's  store. On view were displayed all  kinds of sporting goods that suggested  the good times in store for the sporting element of the city and district,  such as footballs, ' tennis ' racquets,  baseball mitts, fishing rods, golf clubs,  in fact anything and everything that  delights the male population young or  old.  The newspaper man, interested as  .he is in various athletic pastimes,  Thought it would be a good thing to  ;iv��r the readers "of the "News" 'an  idea of the sporting goods that can  be purchased in the city, so walking  into the store met the genial manager  of the company, Mr. J. C. Gay.  "Quite a good town for sports?''  lueried the "News" man. "Yes, 'we  have football, baseball, tennis, golf  and gun clubs in the city," came the  '���eply. The manager then described  the various grades of sporting goods,  but, without being told, the newspaper  man could see for himself that the  company only stock the best in, the  market. In himself, Mr. Gay, as befits  his business, is a real good sport, and  don't let our readers be * confounded  with the word "sport," there are  sports "and sports, and Mr. Gay be-  ongs to the best class. He rightly  i-hinks that all work and no play  -nakes anyone, whether his name be  Tom,' Dick, Harry or Jack, a dull boy,  and, to ensure good healthy competition, Mr. Gay informed the writer that  he is donating a silver shield to the  local Football Association that controls���what- some -of��� us-consider-the  "King of Games,'' in the Valley. He  \vill,also;put up for competition a cup  tq be given to the.., winners of the  Junior Baseball League.;  But to get .back to our, story. The  company, besides stocking goods In  the sporting line for the male portion,  also takes care of the gentler sex.  Facing the doorway, on the day of^our  visit; was a .magnificent "Moffat"  range, of.which the company have, the  exclusive selling, rights in the Valley.  It certainly was a,, dandy; and: for a  moment, the scribe fancied himself in  a; big white pyerall;, cooking, 'all the  fancy dishes-, that he. so; much, likes,  but , is "at'jpresent, :denied. On ; the  shelves,, at; the ,- side, were pots and  pans, of all; kinds,; shapes and sizes.  On the opposite side were showcases,  displaying, knives large and small,  pdarl or;bpne-haridled. Quite an array  of ; pocket knives were: also- noticed,  suitable ;for the man :in the: mine, or  the man at- the: desk.:... yAyy.:::  The Gun and: Ammunition Depart-;  mpnt -was,, then .: inspected,������!; and it  seemed as - if the . company stock  enough of these goods to arm the 31st  B. C. Horse. ,The iguns and rifles in  this store,; though,: are not meant for  soldiers, y. but.-, the more: peaceably inclined, who like hunting, or practising  at the traps. The ammuniton shelves  are so arranged that a customer re-  qurlng any special kind can be instantly supplied. The "News" man,; having  thoroughly  inspected   the. stock,  BANK OF MONTREAL  3   Established 1817   C  Capital   Paid   Up       ���'"'   - *  Rest      ���       >       -    " -  Undivided Profit*        -       -  Total A����et�� (October 1913)  $16,000,000.00  16,000,000,00  1,046,217,80  242,263,219.60  BOARD OF DIRECTORS  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Royal, G.. C. M. G., G. C. V. O.. Hon President.  R. B. Angus, Esq.,  Hon. Robt Mackay.  C. R. Hosmer, Esq,  H. R. Drummond Esq.  :.   H. V. Meridlth, Esq.. President  E. B. Greenshields, Esq.  Sir Thomas Shauighncssy. K.C.V.O.  A. Baumearten, Esq.  D. Forbes Angus, Esq.  Sir William McDonald.  David Horrice, Esq.  C. B. Gordon, Esq.  Wm. McMaster, Esq.  Sir FREDERICK WILLIAMS-TAYLOR, General Manager.  Bankers in Canada and London. England, for Dominion Govert ment.. .  Branches established throughout Canada and Newfoundland; also in London England;  New York, Chicago, Spokane and Mexlc* City.  Saving Departments at all Branches. Deposits of from $1.00 upwards received, ahd  interest allowed st current rates.  A general banking business transacted.  : .,i;i  MERRITT BRANCH NICOLA BRANCH       ,,  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager  Now that Spring is approaching, the time for the annual  Spring Cleaning alto comes round, entailing much extra'  work and worry on the housewife. There are CARPETS,  RUGS, PORTIERES and CURTAINS to be Cleaned,  making a lot of real hard work. t Much of this work  and worry may be avoided.  Send your Carpets, Rugs or Portieres  to the Nicola Valley Steam Laundry ::  Who will guarantee to thoroughly renovate them. Give  us a trial, and let us demonstrate to you how we can save  you work and worry at prices that will astonish you by  their reasonableness. Our Van will caU and collect ell  work.     A trial order solicited.  The   Nicola   Valley   Steam   Laundry  QUALITY  SILVER  You have often read < about  various kinds   of  Silver* but'"  have you seen our Stock', it is ,  the  best that  can   be   had.  SIMPSON    ;  ���'and      -   >    -,-.>i  CRANNA    *  THE  LEADING JEWELERS  THE  Merritt 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 ser- '', *  vice being of the best and our Meats of high  quality.   Call in and see us.  Fresh Meats, Fish, Vegetables, etc.  <,,      ' Phone 56 ;   '    '���'  ADELPHI   HOTEL  The  House of Merit  in  MERRITT,  6. C.  J.   WALSH  We specialise in catering to the public.   The  quality of our goods,  our service and cuisine,  cannot be excelled.    Our private safe deposit  boxes in our latest fire and burglar proof safe  are at the disposal of our guests and patrons at ;  all times.   We serve afternoon tea with cakes  in our tea room every day.     Our private Club  Room is at the disposal of the public. _       ,      , ,  Bookings made to Coalmont, Princeton and -  District. ,    ���     *  Proprietor  L.  only: the   Car will   run   thru   to, left the store with the impression that  Princeton,    the   Other   days    to this company could supply the most  Tulameen arid Coalmont. [fastidious buyer.  NICOLA  VALLEY  MEAT MARKET  Wholesale   and    Retail   dealers   in  Fresh and  Cured   Meats,  Poultry, Pish, Vegetables  ��� * *  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in   connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone 36  MERRITT,   B. C Friday, March 20, 1914  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  You have only TWELVE more days in which to help your  favourite candidate in the big contest. Pay your subscription today and vote for the one, you want to win  A Chance of a Lifetime  RULES OF THE CONTEST  Any young woman (married or single), whose residence is within the circulation zone of the "News "  may enter the contest.  No employee of the " News " is eligible.  Contestants may nominate themselves or be nominated by a friend.  The name of a person who places a contestant in  nominatiori will not be divulged.  Contestants may secure subscriptions anywhere.  Any payment made by a person now taking the  "News" extends the subscription from the date to  which subscriber has paid.   Old subscribers, as well,  as new, by paying in advance or by paying past due  accounts may help the candidates.  Subscribers or candidates may order as many subscriptions as they desire, either in their own name or  the name of a friend.  The " News " reserves the right to alter any contest  rule or condition except that the value of the prizes  shall not be reduced.  Candidates must turn in subscriptions as soon as  received.  In entering the contest candidates signify their intention to be governed by the above rules.  Contest Closes April 2nd,  THE PRIZE SCHEDULE  GRAND   PRIZE  $550 Player Piano  For the Candidate who secures the most votes in the Contest  SECOND   PRIZE  $100 in Gold  For the Candidates who stands Second in the Contest  THIRD   PRIZE  Solitaire Diamond  Ring  fi ve Gold Watches  The candidates who-finish 4th, 5th��� 6th,, 7th, and 8th in  Contest will receive a Waltham or Elgin Gold Watch  20 per cent Cash Commission  All Candidates who continue actively in' the Contest to the  end and do not win one of the prizes, .will be paid a Cash  Commission of 20 per cent, on the money they collect.  NOMINATION BLANK  ���Nratla lallnj Jfatmi  $1,100 Voting Contest  1,000  VOTES  1914  I desire to make the following nomination:  Name ..  Address  Nominated by.  Addi  ress  NOTE���This nomination blank is good for 1,000 free  votes. 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CO 12000 votes  SECOND  PERIOD  From March 19th to April 2nd  NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  One year.... $2.00 1500 votes  Two years... 4.00 4500 votes  ,    , Three years.. 6.00 10000 votes ���  Four years... 8.00 20000 votes  Five years. ..10.00 32000 votes  CANADA MONTHLY MAGAZINE  One year....$1.50 1200 votes                     f  Two years... 3,00 3200 votes  Three years.. 4.50 4000 votes              ���  Four years... 6.00 10000 votes            '������ - ������  COMBINATION  SCHEDULE  When the "Nicola Valley News " and " Canada Monthly " are,  ordered for the same name and address votes will be allowed as' '  follows : One year. .$3.50 5,000 votes      Two years. .$7.00  20,000'* '  votes.       Three years..$10.50 40,000  , ..><,<  Contest opened , February 23th,  and closes April 2nd.  ***!"  Address oil communications to  NICOLA VALJEY NEWS  CONTEST MANAGER  0 NEXT TO MORGAN'S STORE/QUILCHENA AVENUE  Contest under direction of Canadian Circulation Co. P.O. Drawer 'L' 4  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, March 20, 1914  3rd International  _|Egg-laying Contest  ��� Third International Egg-Laying Con  test, held under supervision of Provin  cial Department or Agriculture, at the  Exhibition   grounds,   Victoria,   15.   C,  ��� from Oct. 2S, 1913, to. Sept. 27; 1914���  tli-. months.  Total Eggs laid from October 2Sth,  1913, to Feb. 26th, 1914.  CLASS I.���Non-weight varieties, six  birds to a pen.  No. of  Pen.        Owner. Breed.     Eggs.  1. Rariguiru  Egg   Itaiicl*.,   Otaki,  New Zealand; White Leghorns 419  10. A. Easton, Duncan, B.C.; White  Leghorns     3S3  G. Tom Barron, Catforth, Preston,  Lane, Eng.;  White Leghorns.. 315  9. R. W. Chalmers, Thrums, West;  Kootenay;  White Leghorns...... 302  4. E. Soole, Cowichan Station, B.  C;  White Leghorns  270  20. V. T. Price, Cowichan, B. C;  X- White leghorns ......;.. 267  12; 6. P. Stamer, Cowichari,'B.C.;-'',...''  -������ ������-'������ Aiiconas -.'..: -~.... :....:....  265  14. P. B. Darnell, Royal Oak, V. I.;  White Leghorns   256  17. J. J. Dougan, Cobble Hill, B.C.;  '    White Leghorns  254  16. A.  Unsworth,   Sardis,. B.   C. ;���-.-'..,  White Leghorns .......... *  236  13. G. Bird, Ry M. D. No. 1, Royal '���''  \    Oak, V. I.; White Leghorns.... 226  5. Colonel   Medley,  Duncans,   B.  f   C;   Silver  Campines  225  15. L. F. Solly, Westholm.e, B. C.;  I    White Leghorns;...........:.:...s.X... 201;  S. T. H. Lambert, Cortez Island,   ��  ��� B. C.; HviiitefLe^hprns.,..��� ---197  18. J.; McMullen, Box 77. Port Han--'-  [    ey',~ b7(5.;" White Leghorns........ 1S2  7. Seymour Greene, Box 66, Dun-  ���:    can, B. C; White Leghorns..:. 159  2. A. <Price & Son, Cowichan Sta-    , .  \   tion, B. C; White Leghorns.... 143  1..-J. Amsden,  Deerholme P. ��� .0.,'  T V. I.; White Leghorns...:............ 127  3. W.  J.  Gibbons,  Penticton,' B.      '  j   C; White Leghorns.....  Ill  11. L.   G.   Wilkinson,   Chemainus,  ��� B. C:; Silver Campines............:.:. 103  | CLASS   II.���Weight   varieties,    six  birds to a pen.  32. Tom Barron, Catforth, Preston,  !   Lane, Eng.; White Wyandottes 379  23. DeanBros., Heating's P.O., V.  \ I.;  White Wyandottes.-..,......:.;...-360  35. S. Percival, Port Washington,  j.B. C; White Wyandottes .... 3_9:  ' Hall & Clark, 213 Mills Road,  Fowl Bay, Victoria; White Orpingtons..  355  E. :.D.'i Redid,.'. Duncan, >:B...C:;'7?  White ^}^dottes.^:.!::Ij^:: 353  J. H. Cruttenden, 237 Princess  St.i-nNew,: Westminster;;: Buff  J X  Wyandottes  ............:.....!  349  21. H. O. Bales, 2232 5th Ave. W.,  '-.Vancouver;,.Barred. Rocks........ 262  40. D. Gibbard, Mission City, B.C.;  Barred Rocks  245  29. M. L. Calvert, R. M."D. No 4,.  r-Victoria, .B.C:; Rhode*' Is;*'Reds 222  36*. C. W. Robbins, Chilliwack, B.  jC; BuffsOi^wigtpns-';:.-;;.;:.:^*.:;^210  30. Will Barron, Bartle;'nearrpfes-^  ton, La'nc, Epg.;" White Wyah-'  Class 1. top scorers���Pens 10 (100),  1 and 9 (��.6)( 16 (SS), 12 (SO), 18 and  20 "(81 eg��s each). Sisters of Pen. 10  are also holding second place in the  .Missouri Contest. _   .-A  Moulting (1 or more birds)���Pens 4,  6, 11, 17 una 19.; y-yy  In ClaM..II., quite a rew changes  take,place. Pen 23 are displaced for  the flrst time. Pen 32.now leads. Pen  3S, through moulting similar to Pen  23, drops down to sixth position. 'Pen  31 are attempting to restore the reputation of the White Orpington contest  ants iu last year's contest. This month  they outlaid any of the pens in either  class. By producing 121 eggs, the.v  mount up from sixth to fourth position. Pen 32 get into their stride by  producing 107 during last, month..Pen  36 alsbpftss the century mark.  Top scorers, Class II���Pens 81 (121),  ���12 (107), 30 (103), 29 (90), 30 (84),  34' (S3), and 40  (79).   '.- .'���������  Broodies���Pens 22  (2), 28 :(i), arid  37 (1).  Moulting���Pens 23, 27, 34, and 35.  .This month the records are being  compiled a day sooner, on account of  Secretary leaving for Short Course  work.  Last __��nth the percentage of beef-  scrap was increased (to" fifteen .per  cent, in the dry and wet mash. In; addition to-mangolds,/6tbie_- green stuff  has been fed.  So far there has been an exceptionally small number of 'double-yolked  eggs laid. v  The mouth's Class Productions:-  Class r I.   ..' '. 1,450 eggs'  ;   Class II. ..: -....: 1,402 eggs*  Total for month....2,852 eggs  Total to date 9,167 eggs':  Heaviest jlay's.yield.-fo-tlast month,  141 eggs.-;      ;X'r.iyiXXXA      \;  W; H. STROYAN, J. R. TERR^  ���^Poultryman.v   .���    :.. "..-Director.  High School Athletic  Club.  31.  .,'  J.  34.  *-  "5  38.  i  t  < dottes   .................T .....,.:....:... 1S3  37. J. Wood, 1153 Caledonia^Ave., ��� -;  ^Victoria;  Buff Orpingtons!':.:.: 183  25. Reid  &  Greenwood, Box. 928,    A.  I Victoria, B.C.; S. C. R..I.,Reds ,177  22. H. E. Waby, Enderby, B. C;   ......  | Buff Orpingtons'Xy......���...  176  t^STMrsr^Ef^McCr^Mottiey^Kam^T^  loops, B.C.; S. C. R. I. Reds.... 153  ��. Adams, P. 0. Box 840, Vic- ,���'.'  s  27.  i  26.  {  33.  toria, B.C.; White Wyandottes 137  A. E. Smith, May wood P.  0.;  Victoria, B.C.; S. C. R:I. Reds 137  P.  S. Lampman, Law  Courts,  ! Victoria, B.C.; S. C. R. I. Reds 134  39. R. B. Butler, Box 896, Victoria,  ;  B. C; White Orpingtons  101  24. Mrs.   A.   Cooper,   Treesbank,  ]  Manitoba;  Barred Rocks    48  ���Average price per dozen, 40c. >  (Temperatures���Highest, 60 degrees;  lowest, 23 degrees; mean, 44.4 degrees.  ]The month started out with a dull,  cold day, snow falling on the flrst day  of the month. Snow fell on the 3rd,  and on the 5th the minimum temperature was lowest for the month, 23 degrees. Cold and rainy, weather continued till the llth.. Lastmiontli's record showed that the windy days affected Class I.'s egg-yield -.. more ' than  the wet weather. This month, Class  I./ with" the exception of a few pens  mentioned later, were seriously affected by the snow and;cold. In Class II.,  but- one or ��two pens were affected;  The majority of those dropping back  did so through false moulting.  j'In-ClassI." the "five leading pens  last   month   still   retain   their   posi-  The formation of the above  club, which comprises scholars  attending the high schooLof Merritt, is'going along' at 'a gbod  pace. Principal Morrisey, who  is the leading spirit of tne club,  informs1 us that the boys are now  practising baseball with a view  to competingin.the junior baseball .league, and -in'a short while  other branches of sport will^be  taken care of. At the present  time about twenty boys have  stated their willingness to join  the club, and more will come  along. The. parents should see  that their boys become interested  in this movement, as it means  that by, participatingjin out-dbor  exericisea it tends.to fit .them for  the streauous life'that 'this west-  ern/icoftntry calls!.cthem..to bie a  part of.-    ' -: .--,     ':��"��� ,       ?  In the Court ottheXadi  If Chftrlie Olson keeps up his  present taode of living the City  will ma^'sbm'e'easy"'moheyr>[On  Saturda^ last Olson made ihis  secpnd^bbw to ^Magistrate J.'.S.  Morgan in a week. | This time  his Worihip gave^him a severe  wigging, and plastered a $25 and  costs fine on his shoulders.     ,i  ���  _-*'j  v.     T. *   ���  '  a- In the Erovincial Court house  on Tuesday morning Magistrate  J. S. Morgan stated that it was  contrary to all law that a person  should,:shoot'any^dog_without the,  permission* of the court. The  reason for' these remarks was  caused by a local man appearing before'his Worship charged  with shooting a neighbours  dog. Both parties appeared.  When the case was called it was  stated that the matter had been  settled, the defendent paying the  costs of the court.  tions this month.    Few changes take  place id��rin& ihe'month. 7 X��� .-.  i Feather-eating broke out in Pens 2  ahd;, 11, the Campines being-the worst  offenders. Bitter aloes and lard was  smeared * on: '.the : feathers, with satisfactory results.  From a dog killing case in the  Provincial Court house on Tuesday, Magistrate Morgan sat in  the City police court on Wednesday to hear a dog stealing case.  Both parties applied for an adjournment, which his Worship  allowed till 'Wednesday cf next  week at 2 p.m. !  Character  In Printing  Mr, Ai- Lucas to Tour  Co^ --'j.  A. Lucas, M.L.A., for,: Yale,  has; announced his infentionj of  making an extended tour of his  constituency in the very near  future. Since his return - from  Australia he has been continuously engaged with the agricultural committee and the legislature. ..,     ..,..;'-.     ..-..,.,.  Parents, ;don't forget to send  your boys to the Baden-Powell-  Boy Scout* on Tuesday evenings.  Scoutmaster McLean will tell you  of the benefits the boys will; derive from being associated with  J this-wor-Id wide movement.-  It's easy enough to get your printing done  just " any old way, that any old printer  thinks  is   good   enough.''  But the business-man-of today is coming  to know the importance and value of good  printing���printing that will be a credit to  himself and reflect favorably upon his bu'si-  1 ness. ' That's the kind of printing we .are  doing, and that's the kind we' will, do'for  you. Come in and talk it over. We are  ready to help you in any way possible-  Anyway,, let's  have  a  talk.  Nicola Valley  News  Job Printing Dept.  Phone No.-25  Out-of-town orders receive our prompt attention.  H-  The  "News"  Sports Column  Secretary Ovington of the Nicola Valley Football Association  has sent out notices for a meeting  of the association-to be held in  the "Hub" Poolrooms on Monday evening at 8 p.m.; Every  club i? requested to have delegates on hand.  With the weather now brightening up,the local football teams  should soon be'gettinginto training for the Trorey cup competition. We understand four teams  will take the fieldin this series.  The "Hub," Middlesbro, Coalhill  and Merritt F.C. Each team will  play home and.home games, and  the club with the most points  when the schedule is completed  will hold the silver-ware till next  year.'":: />.-7 . :'���;: :;'-, : -;.;v:;.;; ^ :.y.  i At -'/the7 present time^two  trophies are put up for competition in the district, one in the  fall and the other in the. spring.  Do nop the local officials think it  would'be better if one.of these  trophies took;with it the championship of the *- Nicola 'Valley ?  for this reason, if at any time  the winners of one of these cups  was iri'a mind to challenge the  holders of the Premier McBride  shield, which-is emblematic of the  championship of Bri t ish Coium bia;:  what is tb hindertliewihriers of  theother trophy from saying we  are just as much the champions  of the valley as theother fellows  with the certain result that the  trustees of the shield would say  that the clubs in the Nicola valley do not know themselves who  are the champions of their district, how are we to know ?. Now  to avoid anything like this arising the clubs should organize a  league., ,each club appoint .two  members to act as delegates to  that league--, then elect the necessary officials. ' This plan has  worked out the, best of any \et  seen, and is the- sianda.'d which  the controlling bodies of association!; football adopt wheieever,the  game is played.      ��� ,   ,,  There was a gieat meeting-of  athletes atK*-Ti.-*ns City last, week  no less than 200 men'competing  in the different events, compris-  ing.the bestmen on the continent.  Among those participating were  H. 'Kolehmaincd \iho celebrated  Finn andx Melvih 'Shepherd' of  Nejv York.  Bombardier Wells is endeavouring 1o show to old country  sports that he is still to.be reckoned with'. Theother day, atLo'h-  don, the big fellow put Bandsman  Blake (another "white hope ").  to sleep in the-fourth round. *��� -  All the teams in the North-  Western Baseball league are pre-  paring"for the' coming season,  and while a number��of last yeai's  players have been sold to the  major leagues.' I the various  managers are "jcojifident that a"  superior brand of ball will be  put up for the fans.  B. P. Schwengers, . the noted  Victoria tennis expert, is endeavouring to have Australia meet  Canadafin the ;qualifying, round!  of the DayM'.gu'Bll.OHllh.-l. 'cojisk  The trustees " informed the  countries interested some little  while ago that they would have  to meet by( July 25th.. The winners will meet ^Germany in. the  semi-fini*.!.''1'' ,'1 <���  ��� "     ���-'������'���'   ���'  Residents On  Voght Reserve  Requested for More Signatures  For C.P.R. Crossing Petition. -  Lively Discussion  i'  It is rather startling to notice  that the Scottish selection committee went across the border  for.no less than,five members of  their International teamt-to play  against England next Saturday.  Does thistmean thatthe English  league teams are getting tho besL  of the "Scotties.^ ,;:;;,.?7;  .;!ll;  Ritchie and Wolgast met last  week in a ten round battle at  Milwalkeo, the first named,  getting the: newspaper decision.  There is no ,-..loye lost betv een  these, bo'^s^as^evinccd'byl (hp'fr  tactics*' though in justicp to  Ritchieihe;Michiga n W Wild Cat?'  appeared the chief offender.  ������ a       ���   '��� .  By being defeated by Kilmarnock on SaturJay week last the  " Hearts.!!.., ...were,.,,.,practically  knocked out of the running of  the Scottish league champior.ship.  Toronto" defeated; Victoria'' in  the first of the series of games  l;Qr;the;ice|hock|y ch!ampio.��vship.  df'GanaUa-'at- Toronto last Saturday;  ,' It lif'annouii'ced thai, itlie t��-*o'  'teams^qualiryihg for the final cif  the English cup will tour Canada  and the "States next year,  7 A petition sent in by a number  of the residents on Voght estate  caused some verbal fireworks,.  Aid. McGoran especially seeming  to take some exception to warmth  of acivocacy tor the convenience  as voiced by Aid, Greig, The  petition asked for a crossing over  the C. P. R. in the centre of tho  estate, at Cleasby street, rather  than the bridge where one is  contemplated and for which  application has been made to  the railway commission. This  crossing, the petition claimed  would be in the extreme west of  the reserve and would not serve  the interests of the residents  there as well as a central crossing.  Mayor Jackson said that some  time ago the C. P. R. stated that  they -would give a crossing if? it  did riot interfere with their work.  .The,matter had-come before'vthe\  old council arid the application  made to the Dominion Railway  commission,; was ..the ��� result of  their efforts, but nothing had as  yet resulted. He did not think  :that theiC. P; R. wbu)digive a  sfecpn d I crossing ;7and ItHat they  would strongly oppose it, T  City Solicitor Grimmett stated  that a similar petition to the one  before the council was presented  to last year's council and after  some negotiations it was agreed  with the1 executors of the Voght  estate to ask for a, "crossing at  the bridge the estate promising  to make a subsidy of $500 toward  the cost of the erection of the  bridge.  Aid. Greig did1 not know why  ihe crossing asked fori had not  been . ecured. If the people or  council-had'agitated enough it  ���vould havctbeeivgranted as the  railway' commission, would not  'grant anything that it thought  the people\iid - not want.'' The  petition before them should command respectand not be passed  over lightly. They should tak.e  into 'consideration' 'the large  number of people affected/ -       \  Aid. McGoran said that .three  of the petitioners had come to  'him .that'-day and stated that  they did not .thoroughly .understand just what they were,signing. In view of the fact' that  the council 'was' contemplating*  building a sidewalk*-from Eastr  woods residence to Voght street  which'would, to''a' large' extent  do, away with the need for a  crossing in the centre they were  not keen on what was-asked-for  in the petition. He did not think  that they could get the two crossings and the one they could get  should go to the lower end if the  residents could get to the centre  of the city ,by the way of the  new sidewalk. " j  ..Aid..Greig said that":owing to  the limited number of nsmes on  the petition he suggested that an  expression of opinion begot from  the whole of the residents therei0  He said that he would rot vote  one way or the other seeing that  hei:wa's-.interested.largely' in the'  matter. Bu t J a t er on Aid. Greig-_^  made an earnest plea'for,-more  signatures and consideration of  the petition, finally making a  motion, seconded by Aid. Mc-j  Farlane, to ask the people of the;  Voght "reserve to send in another  petition signed by all. the;.resi-;  dents there: ': "'  ;;:<'-"    :"        \  Wisconsin  has prohibited ne4  groes^and .white fighters/mixing*  in the squared circle.1 *  ��� ���   \  " The official draw for the semi-;:  final (Of the English cup. isj.as f ol-IJ  lows .'Astori'Villa'vs. Liverpool ;[  Manchester City .,or, , Sheffield?  United vs.Suhd_rland'or Burnley.!  The games will be played  March 2Stli On neutral, grounds  on!  /!; j  CAN  .t-stov ,  'THEIR CLOTHES  WITH  aThs Dye that colors ANY KIND!*  ��� of Cloth Perfectly, with the  ;     SAME DYE.  a  No Chanco of Mistakes.  Clean nnd Simple.  7 S_k ?��_ r Dr*Jgfti��t or Dcoltr. Send lor Booklet.  TnoJohnson.RJchardson Co. Limited, Moatxcal Friday, March 20, 1914  V THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS:  IHE  ]_STA.1.I__.U1___.>    1S55  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 and Importers^  ��� and in other ways serves those who employ its facilities  PAID   UP   CAPITAL - ."     ' $5.000,''00.00  RESERVED   FUNDS - - $6,176,57^.00 *  TOTAL   ASSETS - $60,925,164-00  A.   N.   B.   ROGERS, Manager  MERRITT BRANCH  CITY'-FATHERS  IN   SESSION  it was decided to put in only  18  feet, and when necessary to put    i�� an aulitioi a! 18 feet.     Tney  I t.hoii��hi others, on the same road  $50, ��� Iso we recommend that a 4 foot should be made to cover tht-ir  sidewalk be constructed from the j ditches also. City clerk H. Priest  corner of Coldwater Avenue along stau d that permission was gran t-  Blair Street to Clapperton Avenue to led for the work last year. No  Smith Stieet, approximate distance j time limit or protection of the  1160 feet, approximate cost $290. {ditch was specified  ATTENTION!!  J  The staff at the ROSE MARCHE are over  whelmed  with the Season's Orders for,  ant. are working overtime to keep up with the  demand "' -  Have you placed your order  We have some nice Hats left, and if we hav'nt '  the one you want  we  will make it    ..  THE   ROSE   MARCHE  .^  FIRE   OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  j. b; radcliffe   - -   merritt  Herbert Grant  |Jupilx taken for  ;patt0 xir ODttjau  mm���mwmmi^m���ma���m^~ws*e^���mm*^B���^���m^mmM  For Arrangements and Terms write to  Coldwater Hotel, Merritt;  Talk About Raising  . .       the       . ���  Moral Standards  ' byequal distribution of sunshine is giving the-home-  buildingtalk we've indulged  in for some time about the  strongest   endorsement   it  could get.   Why, of course,  |-~ sunshine���will-raise���man's  morality, just the same as it  will raise   pumpkins,   but  ithere aredifferent meanings"  conveyed by the word "sunshine."    Whether literally  or figuratively applied sun-,  I'i.,shine will help, biit the man  who gets its benefits both  -.) ways is the fellow who owns  .'and-lives in a good.frame  .house. , Here the sun gets  to him from all sides and  not only brightens his life  from the outside,   but by  giving his family more san-  itary.suiToundingsbrightens  it from the inside.   That's  why it has  been said our  homes "are the backbone of  the Nation.     Let "us help  , you figureout the cost of a  '. good frame house and prepare .to get your share of  this great blessing��� " sunshine.*'  ROYAL  HOTEL  Andrew Long, Proprietor  First  Cass Accommodation  Rates $1.50 per day and up  Special Rates to  Steady Boarders  Granite Avenue, Merritt, B.C.  There's a  Photographer  ������in^   Town  MOTHER should be photographed,   but���Mother   only  thinks   of her children when  she thinks of Photographs.  Chas. P. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  Young Ladies!  Get Busy oh Grand Contest  ��     - See Page 3  ' There's No PlaceUike Home'  LUMBER GO  MERRITT, B. C.  'J; "E.J Walker, Manager.  The Place to go for a Good Time���the  WEEKLY  DANCE  GIVTN   BY   THE  MERRITT ORCHESTRA  In the .CENTRAL HALL on  WEDNESDAY    EVENINGS.  ',   At 8 p.m.    ,  i Fine Music   ���"'-������     Large; Orchestra  Instructor in Attendance  For Terms apply L. J. PRICE  7. We also recommend that no vehicles of any d-jscription be allowed to  use Voght Park as a thorofare and that  notices be posted np, that any persons  in charge of vehicles trespassing on the  said park will^be prosecuted, also that  the Chief of "Police "be instructed to  locate party or parlies who have been  stealing parts of Ihe fencing in the  said park and have same prosecuted.  S. The Committee ask for an appropriation for 1914 of $4,000  Clause one was ad jpled  with-  out comment. Clause two. caused  considerable discussion.    iYlsijor  Jackson wanted  to know  what]  tlie team was wanted for, as for  six months of the year it would  be idle    Aid. Greig   "It  would  cost the city $7.00 per day to hire  a team and man, and by the end  of the season we would have paid  enough (o buy two teams. I think  we can find some work for0the  team in winter, and oven if we  have the team in the stable all  the winter we   will   be ahead.  Under the Sanitary By-law., .at  this time,: the present team is  engaged all the time and is  unable to do any road work."In fact  it will be unable to cope wilh the  sanitary w,ork,   which   is    now  behind 1,000 per cent, and it will  take two or three months to catch  up." Mayor Jackson said that he  did not agree.    Much more work  could be gotten out of the team.  In his opinion the team had never  done a hard day's   work since  purchased by the city. The horses  were too fat.  More help should  be employed as one man could  not keep the  team  going as  it  should. Aldermari McGoran moved, seconded by Alderman Ewc-rt  that the matter be left over for  consideration   until   the   city's  finances had been gone intothoro ���  ly. Alderman McFarlane wanted  to know how the work was going  to be done, as the team was now  working night and day.   It was  a shame how the present team  was   being  worked.   Alderman  Greig said that the recommendations were subject to the money  being available. They would have  to get the team sometime,  and  might as well pass the clause now,  I and not wait until later. Answering the mayor, he heatedly stated,  that Scavenger Welfare reported  that he had.some eight bosses,  and was therefore unable to do  his best. There was the Board of  Works,    Sanitation   Committee,  Chief of Police and Mayor. If the  Board of Works has a team and  man under its control,   it could  get something done.   The mayor  cook exception to the remarks of  Alderman Greig, and stated that,  excepting in the case of having  his 0A*n septic tank cleaned .out,  he had not given any orders to  the scavenger. As he was paying  for the work, he had a right to  give orders in that case.  Alderman Greig. "There are  too miny bossses that's sure."  Heatedly, "If the council doesn't  want the city improved, why,  turn the clause right down."  Alderman McGoran.      "You  should-not-take-lhat-view._We  all want to see the work   done,  but we haven't the cash.   We  should also get the old accounts  squared off first The streets need  attention without question,   and  (pointedly)   as much in Voght  reserve, no doubt as elsewhere.  There-are none worse than near  my place, in fact,  I haven't a  road into my residence at all."  , Further discussion ensued, but  finally    Aldermen   Greig    and  Fairclough moved an amendment  "That the clause be adopted,"  which was:carried by four votes  to three.  After Mayor Jackson had asked  if it was wise to call for tenders  for a teamster, in  view of the  possibility of the job being  captured by an outsider,   and  had  been answered that the  lowest  tender   need   not   be   accepted,  clause three was adopted, on the  motion   of   Aldermen   McLean  and McFarlane.  With regard to  clause four Alderman Greigslated  that the fence was in   the lane  and obstructed the scavenger in  liis work. Mr. Aitken  had  been  notified to move the fence,   but  had ignored the order, Aldermen  Ewart and McGoran moved the  adoption of the report.  Before clause five was adopted  the Conklin Bros., who were present, being asked to spoak,  claimed that the time limit was  short owing* to the frost in the  ground. When the ditch and  crossing were put in last summer,'  ^Alderman    McFarlane   said  that the   ditch   was   only   half  covered, and it was dangerous,  and there was not room for two  teams to pass.    He moved  the  adoption   of   the clause,  which  was seconded by Alderman Greig  and  adopted.    Clause  six   was  adopted on the motions of Aldermen McLean and McGoran, the  work to be proceeded with as  soon as funds are available. The  next clause*, seven, was adopted,  wilh tho amendment "except as  | such times as the council decide to  | suspend the rukv"Mayor Jackson  wanted to know what the $4000  in clause eight was for. Alderman  Greig   stated   Ihat it   was   the  usual appropriation for the season's work.    On the motions of  Aldermen McGoran and McLean  the clause was not adopted, being  left over till later.  ;     Police Commissi!, n Report  On  the  motion  of Aldermen  ;McLsan   and   McFarlane,    the  Police Commissioners report,  as  given   in   our  last  issue,   was  adopted.  Sanitary By-Law Amrndmer.t  The   Public   Health   by-law  amendment was finally read and  passed,  and is  now: law.      It  was decided to appoint Crehan,  Martin & Co., auditors of Vancouver for the year, at a yearly  fee of $150;-   A quarterly audit  will be made thi's year.  Building By-law  The building by-law was read  a first and second time,  and on  the motions of Aldermen Ewart  and McGoran, it will be considered in   committee  at   a  special  meeting.  New Sanitary Dump Cart  Mr. Mclntyre appeared before  the council, asking if the city  would furnish the necessary  equipment to empty his septic  tank, which he claimed could not  be emptied with the present  equipment. Two attempts had  been made to do the work, but  the efforts failed, and the tank  was in bad condition. Mayor  ("Jackson said that the city had a  suitable pump, but a new. wagon  was needed, and after some considerable discussion as to the  best wagon to get, it was moved  by Aldermen Greig and Fairclough that the sanitary com-,  mittee be authorised to have a  suitable,wagon made.  City will Provide  Mayor Jackson brought to the  attention of the council the case  of Mrs. Gus Bierman, wife of the  man who was sent to the asylum  at New Westminster.; last week.  It was stated tnat the family  was entirely destitute, and that  the mayor and neighbours had  been providing for the necessities  of the "woman since her husband  went away. After a report had  baen received by the chief of  police, it was decided, on the  motion of Aldermen McLean  and McFarlane to have the Chief  of Police see that the woman's  necessities are provided for out of  the civic funds.J^i_���~ -���^-���-  CLEANING  PRESSING  in  Have you   seen   our  new  patterns  SPRING & SUMMER SUITINGS?  If you want to be Smart and Neat as  well as right in the  Fashion SEE  US,  rtJ  5_��___g��S STEPHENSON & EWART  ��� ���WW-MaWMmBM-MI H��M��MBM��MMBHaBM��MM^HHiNNVN��aBH-��*_��M,WM>_l_!**HMMHn  Only 3   minutes  from   Depot  Coldwater Hotel  The or.ly holel  in Merritt  -with Rooms  with 15 ah  attached  Five large  Steam heated  Sample Rooms  GO  Bedrooms  Hot and  Cold Water  Ranch  run in  connection  wilh Hotel  GIVE   US  TRIAL  A  MclNTYRE  Proprietor  JM.L GRIMMETT, LL. B.  ���BAHRISTEH,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT.; NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for tlie Bank of Toronto  Voght   Stueet, Merritt  Oflice Next Bank ot Toronto  I  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  Dr. McCARTER,  ���  DENTIST  ���  Temporary offices JACKSON BLOCK  MERRITT  Over Posl Office.  Madame C. Beatrice Watson  SOLO FLAUTIST;   Teacher of  Pianoforte,  Violin and  Singing  Soloist at London and English Provincial  > Concerts  For terras etc., adHrcss Box.205;P.O. Merritt  CLASSIFIED ADS.  FOR RENT  ~r.  One,   three roomed house; one"  four roomed house; one five  roomed   house,    Water  'arid'.  Light.    Apply Menzie's lower !  Store.  Office Phone 26 A ���.,    .:  Residence Phone 26 B  IN. J.  BARWICK  FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND  EMBALMER  Granite Avenue Merritt, B.C.  WANTED f;'.  Wanted��� lOOlbs.  of 8pt. -newsrl  type.. Must be in Rood,con. )  dition and  reasonably* cheap^  State price, etc.  Nicola Valley';  News. ,  ,  , g -, r  Wanted���To rent   or   purchase  a comfortable five room house1"  in a good part of City.   Must '  be reasonable. State particulars -  to Box 10, Nicola Valley News': ^  PI re Escapes for the Adelphi Hotel  Mayor Jackson brought up the  the question of fire escapes for  the Adelphi Hotel,  stating that  Mr. Hogan had! approached him,  to find out which provision the  council   would   require   him   to  make. The matter was discussed  with a view to arriving at some  conclusion, but in  view of the  fact that tho Provincial Govern-  jment  passed   a  new   act   last  session regarding fire escapes for  hotels and public buildings,   the  question was left with the police  and fire committee, on the motion  of Aldermen Gz-eigand McGoran  with power to act.  ,  The Council then adjourned, it |  being a few minutes to midnight.  License Commissioners Meet  HELLO!  WHAT?  HARRY FAIRLEY has  taken  over  the NEW YORK GAFE  And will guarantee to give you  satisfaction and an excellent  mea'at the right price. Give  him a trial. Quality and Cleanliness a specialty.  SATURDAY SPEClAtSrHOT PIES AND  SOFT DRINKS  Grave  I have taken the Agency for the Nicola  Valley of  PATTERSON & CHANDLER'S  M OIV UMENTS  AND  rave  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,  GRANITE AVENUE .       MERRITT, B.C  FOR  SALE ,  TWO ROOMED HOUSE, and-?  two Lots, each 50ft. x 150,ft.,  in "Me-ritt Gardens "-$500. '  Easy terms can be arranged.: <".  Apply R. A. Smith, Drawer':  "O.K.," Merritt.  EGGS FOR HATCHING-A Iim-'*  iled number of settings 'from.'  my prize winning Rose Comb"f  Brown Leghorns for sale, local-'l  ly at $3.00 per setting ; also a",  few settings of White Wyan-*'  dottes at same price. ��� Orders" **  _ should be placed_early, *���Rev^~  C. F. Connor, Merritt.  FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE  Nine room modern well built*  house at Port Coquitlam. Situ- *  ate on two lots in centre of,;'  city, hot water heating and ,\  every convenience. Price and ;  terms reasonable. What do  you offer ?-Box "A," Nicola- ;  Valley News. ''  NEWS Office for Job Printing.  The regular quarterly meeting of  the License Commissioners, was. held  in the City: Hall on Wednesday afternoon, Commissioners Captain Stephenson, in the chair and Aid. Fairclough  being- present. Mayor Jackson, hy  reason of being- interested in one of  tlie local''licenses' 'Will be unable to  act, and it is . expected that he will  appoint another alderman to; act in  Ufa pla.ee.���'.-. The only business to come  before the Commissioners was the applications made last year for wholesale loouor licenses. It was decided  that, at the present'time, the Commission was. not warranted * in . granting  such licenses, and they were consequently dismissed.  'SGQXJTS:  Does your Boy belong to the Scouts ?  If Not, Why Not  Classes in FIRST AID, LIFE-SAVING,  SIGNALLING, PHYSICAL DRILL,  GAMES, etc.  Headquarters : Above  the  MERRITT  MEAT MARKET, VOGHT _���_.  Recuits seen Wednesday Evenings, 7 to  to 7.30 p.m.   Boys from the,ages of 11  to 18 are eligible.  Regular  Meetings  Tuesday Evenings  ; at 7.30 p.m. :  Apply II. McLEAN,  '    Scoutmaster  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  Meets in Reid's Hall every 1st arid  4th Friday.  Visiting Brethren cordially invited..  P. S. GAY        W. R. langstaff;  C. R. Secretary       ,J  You  for  Should   Subscribe  THE  NICOLA VALLEY  NEWS  All the News.     $2 pr. Year in advance  NIGOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  Regular Meet-,  ings in Masonic  Hall, Granits  ave. second Tuesr  day in each month'  "��� at 8 p.m.  Sojourning bre-'  thrcn are ^cordially invited to ats-  tend. ;    ,  W. R. Langstaff,  S. J. Solomon,  W.M.  Secretary 1  THE NICOLA. VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, March 20, 1914  BURN  COAL   OIL  35c.   per Gallon.  FOR  Stoves, Ranges, Granite and Enamelled Ware,  Nails,  Wire,  and  all  Sporting  Goods  SEE  Merritt Hardware & Sporting  Goods Co.* Ltd.  Jottings  Yale  Conservatives  In Annual Session  leaders and were not a cohesive  party, and were not even represented in the Provincial house.  What, therefore, had the conservative party done to cause such a  revolution as is claimed by the  liberals will take place at the  next general election.. It is our.  duty then, to insist that there is,  and. will beno;change. There is no  chance for Sir Wilfred Laurier,  as his attitude on Canadian and  Imperial questions must condemn  him in the eyes of all Britishers.  Sir Wilfred thinks he is British,  but he is not. No doubt he is sincere in his protestations but his  attitude is the reverse to that  desired by all loyal citizens of the  Empire. Mr. Semlin then spoke  of Sir Wilfred's attitude during  the Boer war, and the need for  conservatives to calmly review  the situation as it now exists, and  to retain confidence in their  leaders and the policies of the  party, which were for the good  of the country as a whole.  (applause.) ���i  The  Treasurer's  report  was  him continuing his able repre-  sestation of us at Ottawa."  "That this association expresses its confidence in the member  in the Provincial house, Mr. A.  Lucas, and extends to him its  loyal support in his duties as representing this constituency in  support of the Premier, and his  colleague-*."  Mr. A-lex. Lucas thanked the  meeting for the resolutions passed, especially those referring to  his leader, Sir..Richard McBride  and himself. He said that he  would liked to have been able to  give a resume of his work during  the last four years, but time  would ROt permit. It was his  intention however,; to make a  tour of the whole constituency  shortly,- and he would visit all  the local associations^ and render  an account of his stewardship,  telling what he had accomplished  as their representative.  ���The following resolution was  then passed unanimously,  "That this association desires  to express its appreciation to tlie  Postmaster General, of the  establishment of the parcel post  system."  Considerable  discussion   then  The "Pleasant Sunday'Afternoon" services were inaugarated  last Sunday at the Presbyterian  Church. Mr. J. Walters, the  president occupied the chair, and  M..R.W. Hulbert of the "News"  spoke on "The Investment of  influence."  The Merritt Golf Club held its  annual meeting on Wednesday  evening last.  The K. P. Sisters held their  first anniversary^ on Wednesday  evening last, when about 80  persons spent an enjoyable time.  The Literary Society of the  St. Andrew's Church held its  usual meeting on Wednesday  evening last. Mr. R. Armstrong  being the speaker. A cordial invitation is extended to all, to  attend these weekly gatherings.  Some of the leading stores  made a very pretty display of  St. Patricks colors this week.  Perhaps the most noticable being  P. A. Reid and Co.'s window.  The dinner and the smoker of  "D" Squadron. B. C. Horse will  be held at the Coldwater Hotel  on Saturday, 21st March at8 p.m.  All officers N.C.O.'s and men  nre requested to attend. F. Cecil  Turner, Officer Commanding.  A most enjoyable whist party  was given by Mr. and Mrs. Blair  Reid at their residence la��t Wednesday evening at which some 25  lady and gentlemen' friends had  been invited. Miss E. Lenner  won the ladies prize, while Mr.  Shore carried off the prize for  the gents. The booby prizp fell  to the lot, of M. Shore and W. R.  Langstaff  Athletic Meeting Held.  Meet Again Thursday  About 30 sporting enthusiasts,  who represented all- kinds of  sport, gathered together at the  City Hall last evening, to discuss  the formation of an athletic association. J.C. Gay was appointed  chairman and 0. Phillips secretary pro. tern. The chairman  explained th*; objects of the  meeting, but owing to one of the  speakers stating that there was  already ap athletic body in the  city, tho practically defunct, the  meeting elected an executive com-  mittee of five, comprising Messrs  Morrisey, Williams, Thomas, Gay  and Mearon to look into this  question and report back to another meeting which will beheld  in the city, hall next Thursday at  8 p.m. sharp. The question of  election of officers was laid over.  Personal  then submitted,  and showed a followed  with   regard   to   the  healthy balance, and was adopted  It was decided to put into  force a resolution passed at the  last annual meeting, providing  for the payment of $5.00 per year  for each delegate entitled to be  sent by the local associations, and  $2.00 for each additional delegate.  The following officials were  then elected:���  Hon. Presidents, Rt. Hon. R. L.  Borden, Hon. Martin Burrell,  Mr, Alex. Lucas, m.l.a. and the  Hon.-C.S. Semlin; First Hon.  Vice-Pres., John McRae, Agassiz;  President, A.;Jackson,'Merritt;  First Vice-Pres.7 Major H.'H.  Matthews, Nicola; Second Vice-  Pres., Harry Fookes, Agassiz;  Sec'y-Treasurer, Walter Keeble,  Lytton;    Executive  Committee,  _A.LH. Todd,_Agassiz;���A._ B, For  rest, St. Elmo; F. j. arnaby, Hope;  Wm. Dodd, Yale; Alan Urquhart,  Spuzzum; .Thos..Flan, Camp 16;  T. Abrey, North Bend; Wm.  Clark, Keefers; John McKay,  Lytton: Wm. Cane, McGiliivarys;  T. Curnow, Spences Bridge; F.  Elliott, Ashcroft; W. H. Snell,  Walhachin; T. Jackson, Dot; J.  Cleasby, Canford; Capt.C. Tyner,  Lr. Nicola; S.J.Soloman, Coutlee;  A. Goodison; Mammette Lake:  H. S. Cleasby, Middlesboro;  A. B. Kennedy, Merritt; R. L.  Clarke, Nicola; Capt.F.C. Turner.  Aspen Grove; S/ Kirby, McCul  lough's; T.G. Thynne, Thynne's;  E. ,G. Walker, Coldwater ; H.  Parke, Cache Creek,  The following resolutions'were  then unanimously passed amid  great enthusiasisrn.  "That this associati on ex presses its entire confidence in the  Rt. Hon. R. L. Borden, and his  administration at Ottawa, and  pledges its support to him in the  carrying out of the policies of the  party.".  ".That this meeting desires to  go on record as continuing its  confidence in Sir. R. McBride and  his government at Victoria, assure him of its loyal support in  the: carrying: out of his progressive policies for the openingupand  development of the province."  "'That this association expresses its entire confidence in theHon.  Martin Burrell, and trusts that  the provisions of the new Redistribution .Act will nofc prevent,  bringing in of resolutions at the  B. C. Central Association's annual meeting. The general concensus of opinion was, that an  opportasity should be given the  local associations, to become  acquainted with the important  resolutions to be submitted, so  that they may instruct their  delegates accordingly. A suggestion was put forward, that  the B. 0. C. A. be asked to send  copies of such resolutions to the  secretary of each local association,  but finally a resolution was passed leaving the question with the  Execu ti ve epmmittee of the Yale  Central Conservative Association  for consideration and action.  A resolution urging the Dominion government to link up the  .Govern n3ent=Telephone=Systems  of the interior with the coast  telephone lines was passed, and  will be forwarded to Ottawa.  Questions relating to anglers licences, and a mounted police force  were also discussed, but no resolutions were passed thereon.  The question of the transfer of  the Thompson and Shuswap  Indians from the jurisdiction of  the Lytton agent to that of the  Kamloops agency was discussed,  and it was decided to instruct the  secretary to write the Hon.  Martin Burrell requesting full  details oi the change, and expressing the opinion of theasspciation,  that the change made was not  in the best interests of the Indians  Quite a spirited contest took  place oyer next year's meeting  place but Merritt won out by securing 20 votes to 9 votes over Agassiz the other place nominated.  The converitiou then closed  with votes of thanks being passed to the retiring President and  the Chairman of   the  evening1.  A. C. Warner and R. T. Power of Toronto are registered at  the Coldwater.  J. McAuley of Banff is a visitor to the city, and is registered  at the Co-dwater hotel.  J. Graham of the Nicola Valley  Coal & Coke Company Ltd., has  returned from a visit to the  coast.  J. A. Maughan, the local solicitor left last Tuesday week for  a.trip on the main line returning  on Saturday night's train.    ,   ,  T. S. Williams of Quilchena  visited Merritt on Wednesday. r  I Williamson the secretary of  the B. C. Sunday school association was the guest of Mr. and  Mrs D. Dodding, Lower Nicola.  Miss Spencer wss the guest of  Rev. C. F. Mrs. Connor at the  Methodist Parsonage.  H. Tyler of Toronto, is registered at the Adelphi.  A. G. Worlsey of Nicola was  a visitor to the city, on Wednesday registering at the Adelphi  hotel.  J. Walford of Canford was a  business visitor to the city this  week.  Capt. C. F. Turner D.S.'O. of  Aspen Grove was in the city on  Monday.  ' The many friends of Mrs Le-  pitre will be glad to hear that  she has practically recovered  from her recent indisposition.  ���Dr,=GiIlies=has=returned-from  his home town in Prince Edward  Island, where he has been  spending- the last two or three  months.  H. Meeker of Canford was a  business visitor to the city this  week. Mr. Meeker registered  at the Coldwater hotel.  Mr. and Mrs. Hardiman, the  pioneers of Canford, were in the  city during the week.  J. E. Shiyel of Lower Nicola  was in town on Wednesday.  St. Patrick's Concert  A veiy interesting concert was  held in the Sunshine theatre on  St. Patricks evening, by the  Ladies-altar society of the Catholic church. The theatre kindly  lent for the occasion by the  owner, Mrs. Lepitre, was packed  to the doors at both the 7 o'clock  and 9 o'clock shows.  During the evening a beautiful cushion, made by Miss D.  Quinville, was raffled, Mrs.  Bernard being the holder of the  lucky ticket. Perhaps the finest  item on the very good program,  was a fancy drill, rendered by  seven girls under the tuition of  Mrs. Carpenter. Other items  on the program were vocal solos  rendered by Mrs. S. Plumb, Mrs  B. Reid, and Mr. Gaeter, violin  solo by Mrs. Langstaff, recitation by Mr. Allan. Mis3 Fairley  was heartily applauded for her  beautiful dancing. Mr. and Mrs.  H. Watson officiated at the piano,  The "PALM  Jf-  NICOLA  Melville Baillie  Having taken over the  Blacksmith Shop  formerly run by WM.  RILEY71 shall be pleased  to see anyone wanting  good work at reasonable  chafes. j  "Clearing up "is the order of  the day in this district. Wi th  the advent of spring, the sun is  frowning on all the dark places  and the folks are clearing up  backyards. Before the week is  out, old tin cans and waste paper  will be at a premium.  Contractor J. Layfield has a  large force of men at work on the  new ProvincialGovernment building,  The interior of the Nicola hotel  has been completely renovated by  W. Murray, the contractor.  R. Davis has received a contract from A. E. Howse & Co.,  Ltd,, for the building of a large  wagon and machinery warehouse.  We understand that a carload of  farming implements are en route.  Messrs, R. Clark, S. Kirby and  Major H. H. Matthews attended  the Couservative Convention at  Lytton on Wednesday.  The Palm  The proprietors of this well  known store are certainly wide  awake to the wants of the city  in the ice cream and candy line.  The ice cream parlor at the back  of the store has recently been  fixed up very cosy and natty for  the comfort of their customers.  Throughout the whole store is  decorated with lovely palms from  which the place derives its name.  Fresh ice cream,' soft drinks and  candies are stocked in great  assortment.  IF YOU LIKE ICE CREAM  Get it at THE PALM  WE KNOW YOU LOVE CANDIES  Get them at THE PALM  YOU  SMOKE   TOBACCOS  AND   CIGARETTES  Get them at THE PALM  Ice Cream    ���     .    Candies  Tobaccos   and   Cigarettes  We have arranged our ICE CREAM PARLORS very  nicely for your benefit and look for your patronage  during  the Summer  THE   "PALM"  QUILCHENA AVENUE  MERRITT  ���YALE  DISTRICT  Sanitary Conditions at Walters Block  He said that a building of Ihe  size and magnitudeit was, should  have a septic tank, as it was  there were practically no sanitary conveniences of any kind.  The Ci ty Clerk said that the Chief  of Police had notified Mr. Walters.  Chief of Police Eggleshaw stated  that he had notified Mr. Walters  to clean up the premises and had  been told that such would be  done. The landlord had stated  that he understood that there  was aseptictank.Hisplanscalled  for such a convenience, and as  there were pipes in the building  for the purpose he naturally  thought such was the case. Last  fall complaints were made regarding this block but nothing  was done in the matter. He had  impressedupon Mr. Walters the  need for immediate attention,and  had been promised Jhat something would be done as soon as  he could get the necessary labor.  , Mayor Jackson suggested that  Mr. Walters be asked to put in a  septic tank. Others had almost  been forced to make such provision though their buildings  were not so large as the Walters  block. He was sure no such provision had been made for the  building. Aid. McFarlane suggested that time be given to  March 30th, to provide a septic  tank and to put the premises in  proper sanitary condition.  Aid. McLean said that the only  provision was a cesspool! If a  proper septic tank was built there  shbuid be no trouble.. These  should be built according to plans  laid down by the city, ind the  building bylaw would provide for  this. Conditions that were existent at the Walters block should  not be tolerated there or anywhere else. If proper earth  closets were provided they could  not object, as there was no law  governing the matter.  A!d. Greig said that accoiding  to the Municipal Clauses Act the  matter could be dealt with as a  public nuisance. After further  discussion and condemnation of  the conditions it was finally left  with the Sanitary Committee and  Health Officer to attend to, wi'h  a recommendation that immediate steps be taken to have the  evil abated.  Ferry, Fraser River, at Yale  In accordance with chapter85, R.s.B.C.  1U11, "Ferries Act" the Governmemt  of British Columbia invite applications  for a charter for a ferry to ply across  the Fraser River at Yale.  Applications, endorsed "Tender for  Ferry, Fraser River, at Yale," will be  received by the Hon. Minister of Public  Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Tuesday,  the 31st March, 1914.  The limits of thc above ferry, shall  extend for a distance of two miles above  and two miles below said point.  The charter-will cover a peiiod expiring on 1.1st March, 1915  The ferry shall meet all passenger  trains (both w��ys) of the Canadian  Pacific Railway, and shall cross passengers whenever signaled and required  l-etweenthe hours of 7 a.m and 8p.m.  (Sundays excepted).  Applicants shall give a description of  the vessel it is proposed to use, the  method of operation, and the vessel  must conform in all respects to the  "Canada Shipping Act" and amending  Act.  All children who are travelling to and  from school shall be carried free of  charge.  Applicants shall state the tolls they  propose to ask for���  .Foot passengers (Adults) each  Foot Passengers, children under thirteen years.  Passenger with saddle horse.  Passenger with horse and buggy.  Driver wiih two horses  and  wagon,  loaded or unloaded.  Driver with four horses  and  wagon,  loaded or unloaded,  Cattle and horses, per head.  Sheep, per head.  Hogs, perhead.  Calves and colts under one year old,  per head,  Freight, perishable, per 1001b.  Freight, unperishable, per'lOOIb.  To the successful applicant the Government of British Columbia will pay  at the expiration of every three months'  ofisatisfactory"serv*ice'the"rsum*iof"$250r7  The Government of British Columbi a  is not necessarily bound to accept the  lowest or any application submitted.  J. E. GRIFFITH,  Deputy-Minister a'jd  Public Works Engineea*.  Department of Put lie: Works,  Victoria, B, C., 12th March, 1914    mh!9  Nicola Valley  Farmers'  Institute.  A Consignment Of  STUMPING  POWDER  Will be brought in shortly for the  above Institute members.   The  price laid down at stations in the  .Valley will be  $6.10 per box of 50lbs.  payable in advance,  Orders will be received up till  March 31st, by the undersigned,  WM. B. JACKSON  ,  Lower Nicola  AUCTION  SALE  To be  Sold  by  PUBLIC   AUCTION  On APRIL 1st,  1914  26   Young  Horses  and  Brood   Mares  This stock is all well bred and  the property of the late John  Clapperton, and must be sold  on the above date.  Sale  commence  to  1ERMS  1.30  CASH  p.m.  FOR SALE OR RENT  Large Furnished  Shack, and Fenced  120 x  50ft. lot,  Shack has brick   chimney and;  outside- V jointed and^  Furnished; with  paintei  papered inside  new iincleum on floor, stove, bed,  table, etc.  $350   buys  this  or $8 per month in advance rents it  Sunday School Workers Visit Merritt  On Monday afternoon, in the Presbyterian Church, a number of the Sunday  School Workers of the city , met in  convention when Miss Spencer outlined  some of the organization work in connection with the elementary department  of the Sunday School Association of  B. C. She outlined the various grades,  and made various valuable* suggestions  regarding the carrying on' of Sunday  School work in general. She also in a  very interesting fashion taught a lesson  as would be given to" tha beginners  class.  Later Rev.. Williamson outlined the  work that is now being done for boys  in their teens showing that the Churches  are now beginning ..to .recognise tl.e  necessity for work along the lines, of  dealing with and developing a normal  boy and girl. He states thatthe present  day work looks to the developing physical,'mental, spiritual and social sides  and that, the efforts in this direction  were meeting with great success. Many  questions were asked and answered and  much interest'-yyas evinced by those  present in the problems of Sunday-  School work. , ,  On Monday evening Mri I. Williamson gave a resume of the World's S. S.  Convention held inZurich, Switzerland,  last year, which was listened to by a  packed meeting in the Methodist church*  The visit of Mr. Williamson and Mtss  Spencer was of a very instructive na-  fure all thru, and their visit will long  be remembered jn the Nicola Valley.  Corner Lot, toeing City  Park, fenced. $ 150 cash  or what "offers.  Apply-Box .128,  Merritt, B.C.  SPEND A PLEASANT HOUR  WITH THE CHILDREN ..  ft GRAND  I    CONCERT  ' Will be held in  THE CENTRAL HALL  On Thursday  April 2, 1914  At 7.30 p.m,  The -whole Program will be rendered,   by   Children,   consisting of  Action and Part Songs, etc.  lAt&nissioa by Program, 50c. & 25c.  In Aicl of Methodist Trust Fund  I

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