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Array THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 5, No. 41  MERRITT,   B. C,   FRIDAY,   SEPTEMBER   3,   1915  Price 5 Cents  Twenty-Seven Robust Recruits Leave for Training Camps.    Local  Miners Nobly Respond to No. 5 Hospital Fund.  Three Fire Outbreaks  Is Busiest Mill  In the Interior  Heavy Loss at  * Harvest Fire  Canford Plant Working Overtime. Many Orders on hand  for Eastern States  "The busiest mill in the Interior",  was the description applied by a Government official recently to the mill of  the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Co.  Although   some   eighty  hands   are  steadily   engaged   working  overtime,  run ling the mill to its fullest possible  capacity and shipping^fifteen cars of  fsrime finished pine  lumber weekly to  the Eastern States, yet the mill people  have large batches^of orders waiting  - execution and others arriving daily.  With the precision of clockwork   the  thoroughly    equipped   and  up-to-date  plant  is  receiving the dripping logs  from the creek and expert sawers are  cutting 65.000 feet per day. /  . By the methodical arrangement of  expensive conveying machinery. the  -logs are passed through the cutting  machines sawn-into various dimensions  planned and distributed, all with remarkable expedition.  Since the new dry kiln was installed  lumber which previously required some  five or six weeks to, dry naturally, in  stacks in the_yar_s Ms now thoroughly  dried'in five "or ten days in the hot air  kiln.  The kiln, patented by E. A Hallan,  of Portland, Ore, has stout cement  .walls, and has: four chambers erch 85ft.  long, lift. 6in. wide and 18ft. high.  Each chamber has capacity for five cars  of lumber.  In esch chamber is 6000 feet of piping  from which the hot air is distributed  under, tbe load. Under the Hallam  process, a certain'pressure Of steam "~is  used to wet the lumber and prevent it  from cracking while drying,���paradoxical, maybe but true.  Nearly all the output is being shipped  to New York where Nicola Valey pine  despite transportation charges on a  three thousand mile trip, is successfully  competing with the Eastern States  products.  Mr. H. O. Meeker general manager,  the live wire of the industry, has a  capable staff. They reflect their chief's  energy in their own work.  $3,000 Uninsured   Crops Destroyed at Loeal Ranch.  ���Other Fires  $3,000 damage resulted from a disastrous fire which destroyed five stacks  of newly harvested grain at the Garcia  ranch here on Monday.  Said by many to have been caught  alight:by a spark from the engine of  the threshing machine then being used  the fire got such a grip that despite the  assiduous efforts of the fire brigade  (Chief W. Aitken) and some threescore  of helpers who worked untiringly for  the best part of the day the stacks  could not be saved from destruction.  The damage is not covered by, insurance.   '   '        ������'..;  -As soon as fire alarm was sounded  M. A. Durland with his car was at the  fire hall to assist in taking the equipment to the fire. It having been proved  that the chemical engine was unequal  to the task the many helpers worked  hard with buckets. Hose jets-also were  applied, the water being pumped from  the river'Ty. the threshing engine,'  Oats, rye, 200 tons of hay,barley,and  wheat straw were consumed but the  wheat was saved.  At 145 on Monday morning, the brigade turned out to a small grass fire'  at the C. P. R. tracks near McGorans  lumber yard ; and which threatened to  be dangerous. Constable Wilgoose,  and others who live close by' kept the*  fire down pending the arrival of the  brigade who soon removed further  danger.  Shortly after this fire an outbreak  was reported at the City Hotel.; A  mysterious-'-affair. --Long' -.'Superficial  flames were noticed at the, lower outside part of one side of the building  but little damage was done.  Nicola Officer's Experiences  in Second Battle at Ypres   1���0- .   The Fierceness of Modern Warfare Graphically Portrayed in Detai  ,by Major Harold Matthews, D.S.O.    Canadians Heroic Stand .  '  Against German Hoades and Loathsome Practices.  '<��>  Property Owners  Faith  in  Have  the City  J. S. Morgan, registrar for  marriages, on Wednesday issued  a marriage license to Sarah Lind-  ley, of Lower Nicola, and Wm.  John Burns rancher of Barriere,  fifty miles north * of Kamloops  The attention of resident taxpayers  and property owners living,outside the  City is drawn to the announcement  that Friday next, September 10, is the  last day for accepting 1912 and 191  taxes without adding the Tax Sale  costs, and the cash must be in the  City Hall oh that day,   .  It is stated that the additional period  granted delinquent tax payers was.well  justified ��� as some $1000. has come in  during the period of postponement.  The intimation that the large property owners are remitting their taxes  is considered to be ample  evidence of  Under the heading "An account of  the Second Battle of Ypres, being . the  Experiences of a Company Commander  prior to and during the fighting," Maj.  H. Harold Matthews, D.S.O., of Nicola,  has contributed a most interesting and  thr"lling narrative of the famous fight  in which the Canadians won everlasting  glory.  While written at length and in detail  the story is comprehe sively and graphically told in excellent literary form, and  is a pen picture by an eye witness of  two months of critical fighting in the  most crucial area* of the western European war zone.  The engagements referred to having  taken place in April and May the narrative has in a general way been broadly  expressed by other pens, so that from  the bulky manuscripts we have eliminated even very: interesting portions  dealing with preliminary operations and  give: below extracts which should interest interest the many friends of a very  gallant soldier end gentleman.  . Majpi* Matthews, who left with the  local contingent of the B.C. Horse,saw  service until wounded, as commander of  No. 2 company. 8th Canadians (90th  Winnipeg Rifles) in the 26th regiment  of the line.  In the course Of a description of his  experiences he writes:  ^ " Dawn broke on Saturday warm and  with a cloudless sky, " "A very gentle  N.E. breeze drifted from the German  lines to.us. In fact it was a perfect  spring morning; nature was so calm and  still it would have been quite impossible  to imagine the sun could rise on'the  awful tragedies so soon; to be enacted.  Knowing as we did something of the  The couple contemplate residing the faith they have in the future of the  there after their marriage. city.  SHOOTING   SEASON  Open for Deer and Duck September 1st, for Grouse September 15th.  We carry a heavy line in TenU, blankets,  Cooking Utensil*,  Knock-down  Stoves, Cots, Rifles and Ammunition.  Inspect our lines and prices before purchasluar your season's requirements  TENTS  8 x 10, Wedge, Drill, reg 9.00. 6.50  8 x 10, 3-ft. Wall, 8-oz. duck, reg. 12.00 9.75  10 x 12, 3-ft. Wall, 8-oz. duck, reg. 15.00, 12.75  A full range of sizes to choose from  All tents are of the beat quality of Drill or  Heavy Duck and complete with ropes, etc.  All  RIFLES  .32 Remington, reg 30.00  .25-36 Winchester ree 21.00  .82 Winchester raff 21.00  .361 Winchester Automatic reg 29.00  .80 Winchester res 85.00  .280 Ross * ���'������.,'  24.90  18.75  19.00  25.00  26.80  55,00  sizes U. M. C AMMUNITION Lowest prices  REGULAR   DELIVERY   HOURS  ,        Delivery Leaves EverX) Day for      ��� '  Middlesboro and Collettville           .... 1.30 p.m.  City Delivories'               .;..                       10.30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Diamond Vale Flat and Outlying Section 4 p.m.  Pickling  Requirements  The Season is now in full swing for Pickling and Preserving Fruits,  etc.    To ensure prompt deliveries and satisfactory goods place your  order with us.     We carry a full line of  FRUITS���Peaches, Plunis, Pears and Apples  VINEGAR-Bottles and Bulk  FRUIT JARS-All Styles  EXTRA TOPS AND RINGS-AU Styles  PAROWAX-For Sealing Purposes  SUGAR-Per lOO.lbs. $8.50  WATCH  FOR  OUR  PAY-DAY  SPECIALS  tactical .situation' on our left as it had  'developed during the previous two days  w.3 fully expected a determined attack  on our positions. The men manning the  parapet hoping and almost praying for  the Germans to come on and gixe them  a chance to use the cold steel. >  Between 3.30 and 4 a.m. it was so  light that we began to think nothing  would happen after all. It was only  the calm';before- the storm, for the  greenish haze we had noticed on the  previous Thursday evening over the  French lines suddenly rose in front of  the 3rd Brigade, and gradually extending to our right it began to come slowly  over us like a fog bank.  In expectation that we might be gassed dixies of water had been placed at  intervals along the trench,handkerchiefs  and empty bandoliers had been wetted  hoping that by keeping something damp  over-our-iriouths=and=noses"the-ef-ectB  of the poisonous gas would be nullified  to some extent. It is to this precaution that I attribute the fact that the  company suffered as little as it did.  This wall of vapor appeared to me to  be at least fifteen feet in height, white  on top, the remainder being of a greenish yellow color.  Although the, breeze was of the  lightest it advanced with great rapidity  and was on us in less than three minutes. It is impossible for me to give a  real idea of the terror aud horror spread  among us all by this filthy loathsome  pestilence.  Not, I think, the fear of death or  anything supernatural but the.great!  dread that we could hot stand the fearful suffocation sufficiently to be each ih  pur proper places and able to resist to  the uttermost the attack which we felt  sure must follow, and so hang on at all  costs to the trench that we had been  ordered to\hold.    ���.     ���'���;'��� *r:-;:;'.'X'.X  I can truthfully say. there' was not _a;  single officer or man who did not do his  duty by manfully fighting down to the  best of his ability the awful choking  sensation and trying to stick tohispost.  Many of course were absolutely overcome and callapsed on the ground, but  the majority succeeded in manning the  parapet as determinedly as their physical condition would permit.  To such good effect in fact that as  the fumes cleared away an attempt to  attack our left was met by so rapid a  machine gun and rifle fire that fifty or  sixty Germans were killed and the at  tack absolutely collapsed.  They were really too easily beaten  off, ths men wanted to kill and go on  killing andit was hard to prevent them  climbing out of the trench and making  an attack on the enemy.  ��� When the fumes were full" on us  breathing became most difficult. It was  hard to resist the temptation to tear  away the damp rags from our mouths  in the struggle for air. ,      -  .  The trench presented a weird spectacle,, men^ were coughing, spitting,  cursing, grovelling on the ground and  trying to be sick.  I don't suppose the worst of it lasted  more than ten minutes, but we could  not have not stood it much longer.  After the excitement was over the  symptoms chiefly noticed were coldness  of the hands and feet and great weakness,, the lungs seeming to refuse to do  their duty.  When I say that the men's bayonets  looked as.though they had been dipped  in a solution of copper it is possible to  realise to some extent what the effect  on human beings would be.  Many of the men lay down at once  and went into a deep sleep. Very few  were fit for sentry duty but those that  were travely stuck to their posts. The  majority of them gradually recovered  and were fairly fit again by noon. The  worst cases, however,' were just as'bad  twelve hours after, and it was,.very  difficult to"get" them back from the  trench, the least exertion * bringing on  choking fits almost like convulsions.  Many of the physically strongest men  were more'affected than their apparently weaker comrades.  Our.appetites,were completely gone  and hardly anyone managed to eat any  Met Many Mining  Friends in France  Pte. Ed. McAdam in Thick  Fighting.���Three Wounds.  Not on- Cook Wagon  of  Twenty-Seven  Don the Kharki  Further Batches of Recruits for  Overseas Leave for Camp.  More Wanted  <  "Well I have met a few of my old  friends from the Nicola Valley, most of  them miners well known in Merritt,  Dave Pryde, John Crichton and P.  Black and others from Broxburn,''  writes Prte. Ed. McAdam to the News  from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where  he is still nursing three shot and shrapnel wounds he received in action at  Festubert on May 23,  Ed. says Scotty Bain was off his base  when he gave out the news that he.  (McAdam) was cworking on a cook  wagon away behind the firing line.  Instead of being behind the trenches  Ed. has been right on the parapet, as  it were, *'I have been on the Machine  Gun section find their is nothing easy  about that'' he says.  . Before going into action at .Festubert  he met Harry Nicol "he is a good soldier every inch of him."  I was close.-to young Collinson when  he was wounded but could not go to his  aid as I was myself suffering, greatly  from gas poisoning, I also' saw poor  Beams from Princeton killed at Floru-  baise while looking over the parapet  for snipers.  In conclusion he says Dan Shearer and  R. Smith, of Collettville are good cooks  and are on the cook wagon and have a  warm corner for their Nicola Valley  p'Is when any dainties, are on hand.  After stating that he had ��� ot seen  anything of Scotty McBain he sends  kind' regards and rememberances to  .Thomas Brydenf-Doctor -Rankine and  the boys of CotflhiH.  To Burn Rubbish  At Logging Camp  Seventeen recruits for .the nrmy,  enlisted by the energetic Recruiting  Sergt. J. Leitch, twelve for overseas  and five for the active militia, left on  Wednesday's train for Kamloops to  report to the oflicer commanding the  102'nd Rocky Mountain Rangers.  Several of the number are attached  to the Methodist Church. The Kev. G,  H. Kinney offered him��elf but did not  pass the rigid test.  The boys were given a rousing send-  off by a large concourse of citizens who  raised a lusty cheer as the train pulled  out.  Those who left are,���  For overseas service; Lorison Mul-  holland, Jos. Clark (married); Wm.  Berkley, Robt. Robson, John Harrower,  SteDhen Reed, Wm. Mayne, James  Moffatt, Richard Bordley, Thomas  Little, Sam Mooney., Harry Riley���  single.  For Active Militia1 (Home Defence);  John Snaddon (married); D. Campbell,  John Wilson, John McStay, James  Berkley���single.  In addition to the seventeen recruits  who left for camp on Wednesday, the  following who since enrolled for Overseas service left today for Kamloops to  report and to be designated to the different regiments training for service at  the front: William Baxter. Robert Anderson, married ; William Grieve, David  Grieve, John Connor, James Moyes,  Wm. Hay,,Martia-LarsojiHRobert-Fer*--  guson and Ted Rilejr, si��ifeIe��-->' ''   -    *  Hearty Response \  of Local Miners  any breakfast.  The men who gave way to the gas  most easily suffered more in proportion  as unlike smoke or ordinary vapour  this beastly gas seemed to be heavier  than air and settled to the ground all  the time, leaving a fine sediment on  everything in its wake. Consequently  anyone lying on the ground would be  much more seriously affected than  others standing up or manning the  parapet. It was owing to my having  to be continually on the move exhorting  the men to stick to it that I got off as  lightly as I did.  The gas did not spread much beyond  the right of No. 2 Company. No. 4  Company only got the after effects of  it on its left and the Sth Battalion on  their left again escaped almost entirely.  Unfortunately the attack on the 15th  Battalion (48th Canadian Highlanders)  was successfulfthey-suffered-very-severely from the gas, were driven out of  their trenches and were never able to  recover them.  The Germans pushed in when the line  broke, by St. Julien they were gallantly  checked by a counter attack of the 7th  Battalion and reserve companies.  We were subjected immediately to a  very heavy bombardment   No. 1 company bad been hard hit by the gas and i  its casualties of the day before, and [  was reinforced by two platoons of No. fends.  3 company.  The retirement of the 15th |  Battalion created a very critical situation, our left flank being absolutely "in  the air."  The pressure gradually increased during the morning the main German attack being continued on the line of the  3rd Brigade and our left. Movements  of enemy troops from the trenches in  our front could be detected. They even  attempted to cross the open by two's  and three's from opposite our left towards their right, from the same part  of the trench we had noticed them com-  ing.out the previous evening.  What Major Matthews witnessed as  he passed through Ypres���"a veritable  hellupoh earth and almost unrecognisable"���will be published exclusively in  next Friday's "News."  Tree Tops and Branches will be | Handsome   Donations to Fund  for   Assisting   Wounded  Destroyed.   Many Wardens  Will Control Fire  Acting Forester G. P. Melrose,  with headquarters at Vernon,  was in the City on Saturday accompanied : by District Fire  Ranger H. H. Thomas, of Princeton.',-  On Sunday they visted Alriek  and Heves logging camps up the  Coldwater valley,  Both officials reported a dearth  of fires which is remarkable, con-  sidering the dryness of the season. This is accounted for, to-  some extent, said Mr. Melrose,  by the unusually heavy early  summerrairis^  growth in the forests as protection against fires among the dry  undergrowth.  Next week probably the fire  wardens wiil be called to the  logging camps, it having been  decided as a preventative measure against forest fire, to burn  up all the rubbish and odds and  Canadian Soldiers  - It is expected that $300 will be  sent to the head-quarters of the  Red Gross Society and St. John  Ambulance Association as a Nicola-Valley contribution to the  fund in support of the No. 5 Can-  adian General Hospital at the  front, as the result of the " Tag  Day " collections taken by the  local branches of these kindred  associations.  At the meeting of the local Red  Cross Society held in the City  Hall yesterday afternoon the following figures-were-announced-:���  Collected by St. John Ambulance members $208.20  Collected   by  Red  Cross  Branch 88.00  Total  $296.20  Dr. G. H. Tutill, M.D., has received notice of his appointment  as a Government representative  on the Board of Directors of the  Nicola Valley General Hospital.  iThe appointment is dated from  1st September,  .  Middlesboro Mines  Open Coast Depot  With the plan of selling their  coal from the mine to the consumer in Vancouver and the  mainland direct, at a price less  the middleman's profit, the Middlesboro Collieries Limited on  Wednesday began a new policy  in Vancouver by opening a new  sales depot at 1440 Granville  Street.,  Under the management of Mr.  Hugh Cameron, one of the most  old established and prominently  successful coal man connected  with the coal industry at the  Coast, the Company.has already  been assured of a large share of  the Vancouver winter domestic  trade.  Individual donations received  by Ambulance Association were :  Inland Coal & Coke Co.'s workmen $109.35, Middlesboro, Collieries workmen $95.00, collected  by W. Welfare $2.70, collected by  Geo. Maxwell $1.15.  The $88 collected by Red.Cross  members comprised from Nicola  Valley ��62.40, from Aspen Grove  district $25.60,  At yesterday's meeting the arrangements for the forthcoming  whist drive and dance were advanced, and it was decided to  change the date to September  22nd, one week later than previously scheduled.  Resolutions were also passed  thanking donors for their help on  August 28th, and since that date,  and to the gentlemen who gave  their services and loaned their  cars for the occasion.  With fifty places in B. C. still  to hear from, the B. C. Base Hospital fund has already ireached  $16,897 towards the. $25,000 aspired for. ��� Friday, Sept. 3, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  This Drying and Trying Wind is  Hard on the Complexion  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals,   Na-Dru-Co,   Murriilo  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Hazel, Hinds Ho^ey  and Alum  A.   F.   RANKINE, DRUGGIST  Guests Were Given  Cordial Welcome  THE   N1C0L��  VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday-  ADVERTISING  RATES  ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable ln advance, $2.00 per year ln Canada.   Great  Britain, United States and Foreign Countries, $2.60.  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer .��_,,��� Merritt, B.C.  PROHIBITION  While the deliberate and decisive action taken by our neighboring Western Provinces has largely awakened the people of British  Columbia to an earnest and serious consideration of the appeal of  Temperance people for prohibition we rightly or wrongly trace  the source of the present moral whirlwind to the wide plains and  war ravaged valleys ot Europe.  Through the tremendous noise and turmoil of the war among  nations, with Empires at stake, and social conditions changed  almost beyond conception and recognition, is the Hand of Providence silently working for ends yet unknown,' yet unseen.  The war has, by the material necessities of the opposing nations  compelled a revolutionary change in the social and living habits  of the peoples drawn into the cockpit. We early read of Russia  and its Vodka traffic; of Britain by ironclad restrictions curtailing  the grave evils of the strong drink traffic ; of irreligious men  attaching themselves to the higher duties of life. National  systems and firmly rooted habits have been and are being  changed. The better, deeper self of mankind has asserted itself  and has proved its desire to shake off old shackles. The people  of Merritt as elsewhere have been thinking of higher things, they  have turned their minds to loftier conceptions. The sweeping  wind of reform and morality has swept over the mountains and  valleys of B. C���and the people have realized its refreshing  powers and responded to the call.  The News, as a factor in the'life of Nicola. Valley, has done its  humble part in promoting the well being, advancement and prosperity of the community. Since the war started this paper has  originated and stimulated patriotic movements which indirectly  have helped the European battles of the British and her Allies in  their effort to free a peaceful country from the clutches of a strong  foe.  With the same principals in view this paper will how fearlessly  and unflinchingly support the policy of the supporters of prohibition for B.C.���a home battle���so long as the proposals for enact*  ment ih the laws of. the Province do not allow' for' .he loop hole  which fosters secret drinking, and grants compensation where  compensation is considered to be legitimately due to licensed  liquor sellers whose license being taken away brings hardship and  unemployment. Equity is the essence of good government' and  in the coming campaign calm and studious attention should be  given to the views of those with convictions opposed to ours.  ���   ���   ���  Under the headline "Prohibition," our contemporary last week  stated:  " This (Prohibition) is not a political issue and should be kept  '' clear of party politics, for both Liberals and Conservatives  "are to be found as strong workers on either side." ���  At the end of the article was  "In this province we are asked to close our eyes, open our  " mouths, and see what God)will send us. We have already  " had too much of that kind-of legislation in British Columbia.  The voice is the voice of Jacob but the'hand is the hand of Esau  ���of the Hub���who, through the medium of our contemporary is  still fondling the forlorn hope of going to Victoria as Yale's representative,  Last week the " Herald " editorially wrote in condemnation of  the government road policy as it applies locally. In the course of  a virulent tissue of partisan misstatements launched for political  purposes against the Government it was stated that honesty and  efficiency have no meaning in the Public Works Department! The  ncharge'of "dishonesty^is^hefleathTfort temptr^' '"Oldrti tprirtell =us  that not fifty per cent of the money appropriated to roads has been  put into the jobs specified." Who are the old timers, and what  practical qualifications have they for estimating the cost of the  road work done, and " the tremendous waste."  Again, the Liberal organ states that "some few days ago the  roadmen were notified that "Your king and country heed you,  we don't."  We challenge our contemporary to name one solitary individual  who received such notice !  If the lawfully granted appropriation for specified roadwork has  been spent is it bad economically to stop such work until a supplementary appropriation has been made ? '  A party of twenty friends  raided the home, of Mr. and Mrs.  Joseph Collett last Tuesday evening, the occasion being a " surprise send-off party " in honor of  Mrs. Collett's sister, Mrs. Fuerst,  who has been spending an extended holiday here.  - Though taken unawares the  genial host and hostess were not  lacking in making the company  heartily welcome, and a most enjoyable time was spent by all.  Progressive Whist was the  order of the evening, there being  keen competition for the 'booby'  prizes especially, which eventually fell to the lot of Mrs. M.  Shore and Mr. Grundy, the presentation of which was the cause  of much merriment.  The high score prizes were  gained by Mrs. Mclntyre and Mr.  Langstaff. Mrs. Fuerst with  little Rosamond left for her home  in Toronto, today.  CORRESPONDENCE  We welcome correspondence on public matters  from our readers. Br publishing; correspondence  lt does not mean that we agree or disagree with  the contents. In all cases the persons signature  must accompany correspondence���not necessarily  for publication.   Ed.  To the Editor,    x  Nicola Valley News.  Sir.���I should be glad if you  would correct a statement which  appeared in your last week's  publication, to the effect that I  had been\ away three weeks  bringing cattle over from Vernon  for Mr. Adamson of Aspen Grove.  I was not away three weeks or  even two, nor did I go to Vernon.  I should not have troubled you  about this if I had not since received a copy of your paper sent  anonymously I need hardly say,  with this particular paragraph  marked and "How about that  Game Warden's "business,"  scrawled underneath.  I do not consider that it is anybody's business but my own how  I choose to spend my leave, duly  applied for and granted, which  is allowed by the Government.  Yours truly,  Geoffry Lodwick  Nicola, B.C.  [The news item referred-to waf  sent in by a contributor ahd waf  accepted as being correct anc>  written in good faith.���Ed.]  Wedding Bells  JOHN - SERLE  On Monday evening there returned to this city from Winnipeg Mr. and Mrs, Howell John  and there were happy celebrations soon afterwards at their  home in honor of the great event  which took place in the Manitoba  city.  On.August 21st. at Emmanuel  Baptist Church, the Rev. S. J.  Arthurs officiated at the marriage  of Howell John, of Merritt, B.C.,  and Gertrude M. Serle, of Swansea, South Wales. Attending as  witnesses were Miss Arthurs and  Mr. and Mrs. Jones.  Following a brief stay in Win<  nipeg, Banff the famous and picturesque Rocky Mountain tourist  centre was visited, while a short  sojourn was also made at Kamloops.  Mr. John has'resided in the  Valley for several years and has  considerable interests in our city.  He is well known as the superintendent of the Pacific Coast Colliery.  The bride, who recently arrived  from her home in Swansea, had  a safe and uneventful voyage on  the Allan liner "Corsican."  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  _i_i__��__$i  Hot and Cold  Water.      *7Joomj   with  : Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  J';X% Traveling Public.    .  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  L.  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  Some eighty licenses have beer  issued to date by Deputy Game  Warden G. F. Ransom, After  the fifteenth, when grouse can  be shot, many more licenses are  expected to be taken out. So  far the-number issued shows a  big decrease on last year, this  largely being-due to the fact that  many who were shooting birds  last year are now potting the  bigger grey coated game in  Europe.  Bill Fairley and the Rev. Kinney in a fishing match at Nicola  Lake on Wednesday had little  mercy on the finny ones, the  catches being large, Billy just  winning,  CANFORD   NOTES  Archdeacon Pugh will preach  at the church here on Sunday  next.  Mr. and Mrs.- Trail of Canford  were in Merritt on Thursday on  business.  Lower Nicola and Canford Conservatives met at Lower Nicola  on Wednesday evening.  Mrs. Geo. Murray, of Vancouver, formerly of Nicola, has ar-  rived=Jn=the~city-^to,attend-the  funeral of her brother, the late  Mr. W. Ritchie MacDonald, and  is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. F.  F. E. Henderson. ��� Kamloops  Sentinal.  Archdeacon Pugh, of Lytton  was a visitor to Chulus Hospital  last week end. where Mrs. Pugh  is spending a vacation as guest  of Miss' Brown. He returned to  Lytton on Monday morning.  Fifteen cars of prime pine lumber are leaving the spur weekly  for the,Eastern States.  Work on the construction of  the substantial hew boiler house  at the mill will start this week  end.  ~ . <>  Postmaster H. T. Shelton was  a visitor to Nicola on Monday returning next day. Howard McLean took charge of the store  temporarily.  Canford is very much on the  map these days. The mill is running full capacity, on overtime,  and is the busiest plant in the  Interior.  G. A. Longbotham, rancher,  who left in June on the White  Star liner Arabic, for England,  has been granted a commission  in the Home Garrison Artillery.  Nicola Valley Meat Market  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  CAULirLOWER, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN  ONIONS,  -       RADISHES       -  Nicola Valley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in    connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone 36 MERRITT,   B.C.  The Adelphi hotel  "Uhe .House of SiCerii in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We haoe one of the best thought of and most talked  ���    "       of Hotels in B. C.  TEA  SERVED  EVERY  AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER    PARTIES    OUR  SPECIALTY ���_  European Plan -        ANDREW HOGGAN  1  FIRE   OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  HUGH   LEITGH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your, next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed "  jP.   O.     OX' 219,   MERRITT,  .    C.  ~Wit_rthelnany~fa^tOTieTin~tKe  States busily engaged on war  orders there is likely to be a  strong demand for first quality  pine for pattern making for a  long time to come.  At Canford on Sunday midnight  the mountains south of the village in the far distance were at  times brilliantly lighted by the  reflection from a big forest fire.  Successful Ice Cream Social  The Methodist Church was  crowded on Monday evening on  the occasion' of the Ice Cream  social held under Ep worthLeague  auspices. Games and music were  enjoyed by a merry throng of  young people. The Rev. George  Kinney presided. The proceeds  from the sale of refreshments  were handed to the Ladies Aid  funds.  Government Mining Expert  W. M. Brewer, mining expert  for the Provincial Govertment,  left on Tuesday for the Highland  Valley to inspect Stuart Henderson's copper claims. Mr. Henderson is shipping regularly via  Ashcroft, cars of ore for lacoma  s melter. On his way to the Valley Mr. Brewer examined Bob  Henderson's prospects in Coutlee  district.  "'������' ���������- '-���%' ��� .. x ��� ''.���"- "-v. \   '    '���    *  THE, SEMJ-:  British Fabrics  Tailored by Specialists  Fitted and Finished  By the Best Experts  ARE CANADA'S BEST  Semi-Ready Glothes are tailored and finished to your order.     Here you get  no  rude  awakening; you see what's most becoming as a Suit before you order.   No danger of later      ADSOlUte   rlt   anCl   ri-llSIl  disappointment, for if you or your wife should not like it after you get home, will gladly  exchange it.    Every garment tailored superbly. -   .  It is easy to fit the " hard to fit "���there is no such person as the " hard to fit " with the  Semi-ready physique type system.    Stout or slender, tall or short��� every conceivable kind .  of build is provided for in our types.  SUITS FROM  $18  TO   $35.  Guaranteed.   Prices  Low.   All  " Union Jack " Make  Pressing and Cleaning       -      ANJ3Y   EWART       -       The City Tailor  t Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  ���J*  ^^^������^���������/���������^^^������.���������������^���������^^������������������:*-  Workingmen  , ��F you can save each week even a small amount you  are invited to open a Savings Account- with The  Bank of Toronto. Small depositors are as well cared  for as large ones. A dollar will start a Savings Account  and interest is added to Savings Balances half-yearly.  Ihe:  BANK  MERRITT BRANCH  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $61,000,000  :    $5,000,000  $6,402,810  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  ��� .      THE     ...  Merritt Bakery  7 WM. RILEY  Biscuits and  Fresh Bread Daily.  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  M. L. GRIMMETT, LLB.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR "  NOTARY   PUBLIC.   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A- MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto X-  Voght   Street,- Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto  Prompt Attention  to  all Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue'  LODGES-  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. O.F.  Have  Photo  Now  'Bab's  Taken  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  In years to come you  will regret that .vou  have not a photo of  your baby boy or girl.  Hunk'it over,-and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. T. Hooper  Opp. Schools " e rritt  Capt,  STEPHENSON  C. R.  R,  HEBRON  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53.  At   r*  &  A.   In.  F. S. Gay,  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  Secretary  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High,'Grade  BicyclemteiwithRolierChain,  New Departure Coaster Brake  and Hubs, Detachable Tires,  high grade equipment,Including Mudguards, tfOO Cn  Pump, and TooU *W**.��W  WBEE1915 Catalogue,  70 pages of Bicycles, Sundries,  and Repair Material. You can,  buy your lupplles from us at  Wholesale Price..  T.W.BOYD & SON,  ��HotreDuaeSI.WMt,-lMtrciL  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. 0, Box 10.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valky Lodge, No. 46  Meet* In K.P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, C.C.  W. Cranna,  . K. of R. & s  Week by week the Episodes  will be published in the "News."  EPISODE NO. 4[.  In the fourth episode of the  Universal Special Feature serial.  " The Black Box, ? MacDougals  dead body is found ; Quest escapes from a railroad signal tower  after a desperate fight, by jumping to a moving freight train ;  and returns home to find that a  Salvation Army girl and the secretary   have    been    murdered.  Quest himself becomes the object  of Inspector French's suspicion.  The story of the lastest, episode  is as follows :  Quest receives a report from  the police informing him that no  trace of Ian MacDougal has been  found since he jumped from the  train while on his way to the prison.    The police scout Lenora's  theory that MacDougal had  a  hand in the Rheinholdt robbery.  The girl's fear of. MacDougal is  so very real that Quest decides  to find MacDougal at all costs.  He sends Laura disguised as a  man, to see what she can find,  and.tells Lenora that they will  follow at once.   Leaving a check  for the Salvation Army girl and  taking with him the aniahldyte,  which experience has taught him  is    an    invaluable   companion.  Quest leaves the house, leaving  word with his secretary that he  will return before noon to keep  an appointment with Mrs. Rheinholdt, who is coming with Inspector French to  identify,, her  jewels which are in Quest's office,  Laura.has made friends with  the section boss and paved the  way for Quest and Lenora when  they meet her at the railroad.  The section boss takes them .to  the spot where MacDougal, jumped* from the train.     From this  point they begin their search. .  A man at the section house  recognizes Quest as the man who  sent him to the penitentiary for  five years. He determines to be  even with the detective and gets  the aid of his -pal. Armed with  a revolver and rifle, . they lie in  wait.  The engine passes the window.  Without an instant's delay the  detectives swing3 from tne window on to the signal arm and  drops to; the last car.   >- .  At the foot of the tower the  operator tackles the two thugs.  With sharp blows he downs them  both and runs out for aid. But  Red pulls his gun and fires after  the fleeing figure. His aim is  is good. The operator clutches  his throat wildly, staggers and  falls to the ground. I  "You've done for him Red.  Let's jump into Quests auto! I  can fix the tire in a minute and  and we'll get out of the state."  Ten minutes later "the tire has  been put on the two thugs are  speeding for parts unknown. -  While Quest, on top of the  freight, nears, the city, the  chauffeur recovers consciousness,  but not sanity. The blow on the  head has driven from his mfnd  for the time being, all knowledge  of his name, position of life and  all past events. Dazed and suffering, he staggers away to a  house where the kind farmer  takes him in and attends his  injuries.  Meanwhile, events are shaping  rapidly in theeity. The Professor  and his servant go to Quest's  house, arriving, at the same, time  as the pretty Salvation Army  girl, who comes for her check.  After some, time the. Professor  says he must keep an appointment  and leaves with Craig. Shortly,  after their departure the girl decides that she, too, must go, and  tells the secretary she will return  some other day. to. thank. Mr.  Quest. The secretary is charmed  by thegirl's appearance and engages her in conversation.  Mrs. Rheinholdt-stops at Inspector French's office to take  that gentleman to their appointment at Quests. They drive to  the door. Their ring ia unanswered and the Inspector- enters  with his pass-key.  Quest's study- is'* a charnel-  house.- . The secretary- lies dead  on the floor. Stretched on the  table, her torn garments stained  with blood, is the body of the  Salvation Army girl.  Quest upon reaching- home is  I staggered by  the  horror  that  Friday, Sept. 3, 1915  Corporation of the  City   of   Merritt  TAX   SALE,   1915  THE   COUNCIL   HAVE   DECIDED   TO  Postpone the Safe of Land for  1912  and   1913   Taxes   until  October 14th, 1915.  This decision was arrived at to give Owners an  additional opportunity to pay their Tax Arrears  without incurring the costs of advertising for sale.  The last day for accepting 1912 and 1913  Taxes without adding the Sale costs is  SEPTEMBER 10, 1915  the cash must be at the City Hall  on that date, otherwise it will be too late.      '  A full list of arrears can be seen at the City  Hall, and any help in locating owners who have  moved away or who have sold their property without notifying this office, will be greatly appreciated.  Dated this Sth day ot August, 1915.  Harry Priest,  Collector.  Mclean & corp  WE HAVE PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  Prom A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods ot Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  Qnilcliena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  1  Meanwhile Quest,and his party awaits him.    The Professor, too  hmm.   rf^.^A      *U��     J-.-J     1-- J-  ���������-*  have  found  the dead body of  L.O.L,  1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular, meetings in the 'Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m.   The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially, invited  Andrew Paten, W.M,  Geo. Slater,'Recording Sec.  No Shooting will be allowed on any  of the Douglas Lake Cattle Company's Holdings. Anybody found  trespassing will be prosecuted.  BIT ORDER,   :  The Douglas Lake Cattle Co, Ltd.  MacDougal in a cave near the  railway/ His fall and the exposure have been too much for the  criminal, - Lenora cannot help  but be glad that this fiend is dead  even though he was her husband.  She asks permission .to remain  and see that his body is properly  cared for.    Quest grants this,  but must himself return to the  city to keep his appointment with  Mrs. Rheinholdt.    He goes back  to his car and is starting for the  city when; a pistol shot punctures  a tire.  Quest sees that the blowout has come from a rifle bullet  and draws hig gun to guard himself.  Thei Red Cross  Mary Roberts ���Ririeh&rt in the  Saturday Evening Post says:  "The Red Cross is that great  army of mercy which is of no  nation but of all; nations, of no  creed but of all faiths, of one  flag for all the world and that  flag the banner of the Crusaders.  , VThe Red Cross is the wounded  soldier's last defence. Worn as  a brassard on the, left arm of its  .._ __ ...V.V..1UIU vi i id I me uie merci  volunteers,  it conveys a higher J obtain mercy.  message than the Victoria Cross  of England, the Cross of the  Legion of Honor of France, or  the Iron Cross of Germany."  " 11 is exceedingly'greater than  cannon, greater than hate,greater than bloodlust, greater than  vengeance. It triumphs over  wrath as good triumphs over evil.  Direct des endant of the Cross of  the Christian faith, it carries  on to every battlefield the word*  of the Man of Peace : ' Blessed | che operator,  are the merciful, for they shall  ��� But Red Gallagher, the roan  with the grudge, covers the detective and he is disarmed. The  chauffeur is knocked unconscious  with a heavy blow on the head,  and Quest is dragged off to the  handcar house nearby. The thugp  lock him in and go for oil and  waste to burn the shack.  But Quest igoequipped with his  faithful aniahlydte and a well  placed charge wrecks one side of  the handcar house. The detective steps out unarmed and makes  his way to the signal tower  ta liave the operator- stop the  freight, which is due. 7  The thugs have seen -Quest's  escape ��� < anjd: run to the; tower.  Covering the operator with a gun  they fore; him from the signal  room. At last Red thinks that  he has Quest in his uower,. but  the detective is not worsted yet.  Kicking the gun from Red's  hand, Quest slams a good right  fist into Gallagher's face. Down  the steel stairs of the tower  house in a wild tangle of legs  and arms go the two chugs and  expresses the greatest, concern.  Craig withdraws strangely to one  side, of the room, seemingly in  great terror.  Lenora and Laura return to the  house. Lenora notices Craig's  peculiar expression and, ignoring  the rest of the scene, watches  every haunted look of the man's  face. Once Craig seems almost  about to confess, but draws back,  still guarding his secret.  The Inspector finds, close to the  Secretary's body- a bloody paperweight which bearsQuest's name.  On the floor nearby is the clock,  which stopped at 11.15. Theli  Inspector asks Quest where hell  was-atfthat -time and=-the^ detect''  tive answers, annoyed.  .  "At 11:15,1 was in the No. 10  signal tower, five miles away.  Ask the operator. Why, Inspector French, you don't suspect  me of this terrible deed. ?"  The puzzled Inspector hesitates.  Episode No. 4 will be shown at the  Rex on Monday and Tuesday next.  The Fifth Instalment of the  "Black Box" will be published  in our next week's issue.  The BANK of TORONTO  Desire* to announce that they .  HAVE  REMOVED  To Larger, More Commodious and Central Premises in the    *  Walters Block  Next to J. B. Radcliffe's Office. Quilchena Avenue  Patrons are requested to kindly note the change  ,, of address  Wit from* Punch'  "The distance from Constantinople to Kabul as the crow flies  is a little over 500 miles,"���Star.  From, other estimates of the  distance we gather that the crow  after he had done flying would  have to walk about two thousand  miles more.  We hear that one result of  possible further raids by Zeppelins is a boom in the fancy pyja-  ma trade in London.  The Rossland camp produces  more than half of the lode gold  mined in B.C.  Notice of Dissolution of  Partnership  ��>�����  Quest; runs, tq nthe signal lever  to stop the freight.  i.Too.late 1  This is to certify that the partnership  sxistin-r between Captain Stephenson  and Andrew Ewart, carrying on business as Tailors in the City of Merritt is  dissolved from the undermentioned date.  All accounts owing to the said firm  must now be made payable to Andrew  Ewart. and all debts owing by the said  firm are now chargeable to Andrew  Ewart.  Dated this first day of Sept. 1915.  Signed, J  Andrew Ewart  Capt. Stephenson  ��� The Grouse; Bill, which had  been taken over by the Government, was also passed.  So now, let us hope, the  grousers will be satisfied.  "Lord Nuhbunholme states  that'1 the blowing of the alarm  'buzzers' is.not of necessity an  indication of danger and there is  nd urgent need why people should  leave their moses in order to seek  security in the country."   . - ���  While he was about it, his  lordship might have told people  what to, do with Moses when the  lights go out.  A silly Ass writes to point out  that, however hard up the Germans may be for cotton, Wolff's  Agency will be able to supply the  yarns.  u  The  First  ��  "Barking  V.    C."-Evening  Standard. ;>  i   One of the bull-dog breed,,  The dawn of September the  first arrived with rain, dull and  grey skies and a decidedly cold  snap of Autumn weather.  Panamas and whites gave   way   to  sweater coats and umbrellas and  warmer clothing, and many of  the sportsmen who trudged, rode  or drove, gun  in hand, to the  watery abodes of  the   bashful  ducks expressed regret that they  had taken seriously Dolph Fyle's  forecast of a long spell of con tiri-  ued hot weather and neglected  the "sportman's hip."   Quite a  few ducks will qua'kno more,  following the collision with the  pellets.  J Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Sept. 3, 1915  YOUR KING AND COUNTRY  NEED  RECRUITS  WANTED  For Canada's Oversea's  Regiments, Cavalry  or Infantry  Recruits will be inspected and medically examined at  The Armory,  MERRITT,  On any evening between  7 and 5 p.m.  G. TYNER,  o.c. 'P* Squad 31st B.C. Horse  Personal Column  Birth���August 31, to Mr. and  virs. T. Dale, of Lower Nicola���  a son.  Birth���To Mr. and Mrs. Chart-  rand, of Mamette Lake, August  28, a son (stillborn).  Fire Warden R. Hazlehurst, of  Mamette Lake, was a visitor here  on Saturday on official business,  Mrs. Wesley Jones left on Monday for Kamloops where she will  spend a short vacation.  Miss Olive Quinville, Mamette  Lake, left on Monday for Vancouver, Washington.  Road Foreman Rhodes  teams left on Monday by  and trail for Lytton.  with  road  Business Changes  The announcement is made  that as from September 1st last  the partnership existing between  Captain Stephenson and Andrew  Ewart, carrying on business as  the City Tailors, has been dissolved and that Mr. Andrew  Ewart will in future alone carry  on this well known and old established business.  Mr. Ewart has had an extensive jpractical experience of the  tailoring business and he respectfully solicits that the large measure of support accorded the firm  in the past will be continued.  The best service only as before  will be given to the firms many  customers.  Collecting Boxes  At the. meeting of the Red  Cross Society held yesterday it  was decided to place collection  boxes in prominent positions  about the City and district for  receipt of donations to be sent to  the Prisoners War Department  of tae Society.  The appeal is chiefly made on  behalf of prisoners of war who  have no friends to supply their  needs.  Parcels of food and other  necessaries will be despatched to  the imprisoned soldiers, as conclusive evidenee has been received that in many cases the  men are suffering from an insufficiency of food.  GOD  SAVE  THE   KING  FOR  SALE  Stanley Kirby, of Nicola, was  a visitor to Kamloops on Monday  travelling by auto.  Dr. Gill, who has been prac-  tisng. dentistry in the city for  several months, left on Thursdays  train for Vancouver.  W. R. Mayne, section foreman  on K.V.R. visited the Armory on  Saturday and has been accepted  for overseas.  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years ojd respectively. Gelding go6ti roadster.   Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, " News " Office.  What i* the matter with that  watch of yours ?: Yo_ do not  know? Well take it to DORERS'  the expert watch and  clock repairer.  ���3m��-mJm�������� *$��������������$������������������������������� �������� ���J***-J<  iC* ���** *J**5* *5"  '���"*"*"*V  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  Hot Pies every Saturday.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor.  Miss Webster,- who has been  visiting with Solicitor Grimmett  and family left last week end for  her home at Aggasiz.  Postmaster W. R. Langstaff  visited Canford on Monday, calling upon Postmoster Shelton and  visiting the mill.  Two sons of Mr. and Mrs.  Quinville Mamette Lake, left on  Mondays train for Providence  Convent School, New Westminster.  ���.������.���X*****H~X**K*<~>*X**H��****^^^  I    GROCERIES    I  Local Jottings .  Mrs. Drybrough, proprietress  of the New York Cafe, has retired from business.  The Methodist Sunday School  picnic will be held in Voght park  on Monday next, Labor Day.  A few days' weather like Wednesday's and people would be installing the heaters in their  homes.  Mr. Silk, of Chulus, returned  from a vacation to Penticton last  week and preached at the St.  Michaels Church here on Sutiday  evening.  NOTICE.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE  LOST.  Pendant,  the " News  Pearl set Sunburst Neck  Reward for Finder at  Office.  a$*^*^^*St^<^^-^^*V*-^^*^*^*��*^^*,t,a^I'('^**S**'***S^'  8YN0P8IS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  .Territories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term=of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.   Application for a lease must^be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and In unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of ?5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, .such returns  should be furnished at least once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  Bt the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  Bhould be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   oj  this advertisement  will not be paty  for.���58782.  The death took place on Wednesday morning of Annie," the  three year old child of James  and Mrs. Logan of Lower Nicola  who passed away after a short  illness from pneumonia. The  funeral took place yesterday at  Lower Nicola, Mr. D. Dodding  officiating.  FINE CREAMERY BUTTER  St. Charles MILK, 20-oz. tins  "Nabob" TEA  "Nabob" COFFEE  CHOICE SEEDED RAISINS,  NEW ORLEANS MOLASSES,  PUFFED RICE,  SAGO,  Ramsay's SODA BISCUIT^  "Nabob" JELLY POWDERS  Heinz" PEANUT BUTTER,  PURE TOMATO CAT8UP,  CORN STARCH,  LAUNDRY STARCH,  PURE SPICES,  Our price per lb. ,38  per tin .10  per lb. ,45  per lb. ,45  2-lbs. for .25  2-lb. tins, 2 for ,25  per packet.,17  2-lbs.for J5  .   pes pkt. ,17  3 pkts- for .23  in glass jars, each ,30  per bot. ,25  per pkt. .10  per pkt. .10  per tin ,10  Dr. G. H. Tutill has been ap  pointed on the City of Merritt  Police Commission, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation  of A. B. Kennedy.  ' 'The Boys'" Labor Day dance  will be held as announced and  promises to be an interesting affair. The refreshments will be  undertaken by the Patriotic Guild  and the proceeds will go to the  patriotic Guild fund.  Qne lone duck was the bag of  Capt. Stephenson and Fred Read  who sallied out early on the first  to catch " Mr. Duck " before he  had realised his days were numbered. Try again, a good shot  was'nt made in a day.  Notice is hereby given that a sitting  of the County Court bf Yale will be  held at MERRITT, on  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 1915  at 10.00 in tti_ forenoon.  By Order,  J. S. MORGAN.  Deputy Registrar of the County  Court of Yale holden at Merritt.  Dated this 13th day of August, 1915.  No Shooting  Any Person or Persons  found Trespassing on the  Dodding Ranch  Lower Nicola  will be Prosecuted.  D. PODDING & SONS  1 tin each, CORN, PEAS, TOMATOES, lot for .37  Mrs. Fuerst, and daughter  Rosamund, who have been staying for an extended period as  guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph  Collett, . left for their home in  Toronto, today.  Three more local miners, attracted by the business of the  mines in New Mexico, left here  on Monday's train to Vancouver  en route to their new destination. They are Joseph Wass, E.  Tredwin and Tom Wallace.  What We Hear  That the hale and hearty old  sportsman, William .Rogers, of  Lytton, was again among the  first arrivals on the eve of the  "glorious first."  That the need of telephonic  connection with Mamette Lake  district was again evidenced last  week when in a case of critical  illness a resident had to ride on  horseback through the night to  summon a doctor in this city.  That W. Cranna, who with his  wife ahd family has been on an  extended trip to Scotland, and  who has not enjoyed the best of  health while away, .is expected  back to the Valley, accompanied  by his family, about the end of  this month.  1  That G. W. B. Daniels, surveyor at Middlesboro Collieries will  leave next week to take up a  position at a mine at Coleman,  1 Alberta, .' and that he intends  raffling his motor-cycle, thefunds  of which, it is whispered, will  be donated to some patriotic  fund.  CHINAWARE  DINNER PLATE8,  PIE PLATES,  PORRIDGE PLATES,  PUDDING DISHES,  VEGETABLE DISHES,  ODD PLATES AND DISHE8,  full size, half-doz. for ,75  half-doz. for ,50  half-doz. for ,50  at 10. and .20  large size 2 f��r .35  6 for .25  THE   MERRITT  ^^.{..:.^.^.>^^^{.^4m^^m{~^^^^.}{m^.^4.^^^{^^.^.^.{.^.^.^..2.{.{^.^.^.{.^.{^.^.  Tonight at the Rex, the romantic comedy ' 'Such a Little Queen"  Famous Player Film.  Mrs. Pope, Miss Phyllis Pope  and Mr. Joe Small left on todays  train for the Coast where they  wiirspen_T��r"vacatidhT���"���"^  Sergt. Jack Leitch is filling the  bill as recruiting officer in high-  class style, as only a son pf Ould  Ireland could be expected to do.  He is deservedly complimented  on the despatch with which he  has got his recruits passed thru  and. away.  H. R. Plommer, secretary\of  Middlesboro Colleries left last  night on a business trip to the  Coast.  Misses M. Strickland and N.  Grimmett will leave on Monday  to attend^collegeat^Vancouver;  Mr, Howell John and wife returned from Winnipeg on Monday.  Howell howled with laughter  when Lan Munro kept the auto  buzzer buzzing, and the youngsters chased behind with improvised musical instruments in celebration of the great event.  LADIES  You will find a nice lelection of  HATS at the ROSE MARCHE  Panama Hats Cleaned and  Repaired  Feathers Recurled etc.  For using forbidden words  from his lurid and ornamental  vocabulary on the public highways in the City of Merritt Oily  Olson was on. Thursday ordered  by Magistrate Morgan to leave  $5.00 and costs as a penalty.  Mr. A. S. Howes has been requested by the mother of the late  Pte J. Birch, in England, to sell  the carpenter tools which were  left here by the soldier prior "to  his leaving for the front.  The equipment consists of a  full set of tools, in chest, and  the lot can be purchased at a  reasonable figure.  Mrs. Graham, wife of Charles  Graham, late manager of the  Middlesboro Colleries, now man  ager of Corbin Colleries, arrived  in town last Tuesday, travelling  by the K. V. R. and will spend a  six week vacation as the guest  of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kay.  Mr. Graham will visit here in a  few weeks time on his way to  | coast.  The Rev. A. H. Plummer and  Mrs. Plummer returned to town  last Wednesday, after spending  ten days in the Aspen Grove  country.  Alrick and Hayes logging  camps up the Coldwater which  have been operating since the  spring have closed down for the  season. Several teams were  moved to Salmon Arm this week.  Patrons of the Mercantile Company are requested to take special  notice of the announcement in  their advertisement on front page  giving the schedule of their regular' goods delivery scheme for  their patrons in Merritt and District.'. ���'.-   - ���  Many jolly farewell parties  have been held during the week  in honor of different soldier boys  who have since left for Kamloops.  Last night a farewell gathering  was held at the Middlesboro  Club ih honor of several members  who, had enlisted, and left on  today's train.  Fifty-eight of the Indians from  Chulus and other reserves left on  Monday morning for the hop-  picking at Aggasiz, the majority  entraining at Merritt, the remainder at Coutlee and Lower Nicola  and other stations towards the  Bridge.  Jackie Roberts, light weight  champion at the Vernon Camp,  one of Merritt's most popular and  athletic young soldiers, came over  from Vernon Camp on Wednesday on a week's furlough from  his regiment the'ilthC.Mrl^'s���^  which he has delighted by his  clever and gentlemanly boxing.  No Shooting  Take Notice any person or  persons   found   Shooting  or  Trespassing on the  Beaver Ranch  Or any of my Property will  be Prosecuted.  JOSEPH  GUICHON  A brother of Ernie Rhodes, now  sergeant-major in the King's  Own Royal Lancaster regiment,  a young man who made rapid  promotion by distinguished services, is at present lying wounded  at the hospital at the residence  of Lady Amphtill, Bedfordshire,  England. He is recovering from  his injuries.  October 10 is the date fixed for <  the annual meeting of the local  branch of the St John Ambulance  Association, Arrangements will  be made for the winter "program  and any persons who desire taking the first aid course are invited  to send in their names to the  President, W. Welfare, at the  City Hall; r  Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General  Hospital are asked to note that a  meeting will be held in the City  Hall on Tuesday afternoon next  at 3 o'clock. This session will  mark the resumption of thej  auxiliary's work. ~  WANTED  A Secretary for  the Nicola Valley  General Hospital  Salary $15 per month  Applications to be in by  September llth, and addressed to M. L. Grimmett,  Honorary Secretary, Merritt  Thinks Demand  For Local Coal  Will Keep> Up  Interviewed by the "News"  prior to his leaving for Vancouver last week end, Vice President W. L. Nicol, of the Inland  Coal and Coke Company, said he  and Mr. G. I. Wilson, president,  had visited Merritt in connection  with the management of the  mine. They had made a thorough inspection of the whole of  the operations.  As to the mining prospects for  the future, Mr. Nicol was of the  the opinion that the demand for  coal from the Valley would hold"  up during the winter months and  he expected to see to see a large  domestic business from the Coast  coming to Merritt  In conversation with our representative respecting the tests  being made by the Pacific Coast  Steamship'Company in utilizing  pulverized coal as fuel for marine  boilers, Mr. Nicol said he with  others, closely connected with  coalmining, was closely interested  in, and advised others to follow  the experiments which may lead  to pulverised coal becoming a  (strong competitor of fuel oil.  ���i*.

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