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Array E  Vol. 5. No. 46  THE   HOME PAPER    POR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND    THE  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,'  OCTOBER   8,   1915  NICOLA    VALLEY  Price 5 Cents  ���    ,   x       ���        ' -     ������������*���-���*��        *��-��| 4._/_LcJ  Now Three CanffidateTon Cariboo TraiPtoOftawI   Police Com  mission's Recommendations.    Archbishop Coming Next Week.  Recommendations of Pblice  Commission  Discussed  Question of Raising Licence for Boxing Contests within the City.  Local Application of Curfew Act to be Further Considered  i��� J7u�� rec.Tme"dat''ons- �� e advocat-f Aid. Ransom who strongIy OJ)posed  .ng hera13.ngof the license fee for carrying out the recommendation, and  holding boxing matches in the city lim-' A'J   " "  ��� ��� -"    ����w   ^.VJ   IHIl-  . its, Ihe other advocating civic control  of children on the streets at night by  the "ringing of the curfew bell", at a  , certain hour, both submitted by City  Police Commissioners were not adopted  by the City Council in session on Monday. The latter recommendation will  come up for consideration at the next  meeting of the Council  The recommendation regarding the  boxing contests was as follows:���  -, In view of boxing contests having  been held "here against the wishes of  the Police Commission who knew at the  time they'could not legally stop" them  we recommend you as a City Council to  consider a resolution asking you to raise  the license fee of boxing contests to  $20.00 and that contests be permitted  to take placejinder certain reasonable  conditions approved of by the'police  commission and chief of policed   -  '" -  'During the discussion a point around  which centred a lengthy argument was  that the license of $2& quarterly paid  by the proprietor of the,Rex Theatre,  where the last contest was held,covered  boxing contests without requiring any  . additional license fee." '  ��� Replying to a query oy Mayor Walters. ���- Solicitor Grimmett said the Council had no power, to stop^by, bylaw the  staging of boxing contests as long as  such contests .were legitimate sport. _  ^/'ThePMayor'saKriione coul3"~fin_"1_ny-  thing wrong with the manner in which  < the last-contestTyaa held.   If a match  r developed into a prize fight the pblice  could step in  Aid. McGoran moved that the reeom  mendation' be received and filed.  The second recom mendation of the  police commissioners was that the  Council put .the curfew act into effect  locally so th t children under a certain  age, unaccompanied by their parents  or a guardian, should not te allowed  about the city streets after a certain  hour at night, the hour to be regulated  by the sounding of a bell or similar  warning. In its enforcement the police  would assist by taking children^home  if found on the streets after the'hour  decided upon, the parents being liable  toa fine.  Mayor Walters quoted from thevact  in reference and'said possibly the Council would want Jto act in the matter  He thought the matter not serious  enough yet for such severe notion.  Aid. McFarlane a police commissioner, said reports had been received of  costly damage done to property by  children late at night and- the curfew  idea would be beneficial here as it' had  proved to be in other places. Commissioner Tutill strongly favored action by  the Council,   j   " '   *"  The chairman,*Mayor Walters, rintimated that all the Commissioners we're  agreed on the point. " Aid. McGoran  supported the idea while Aid. ^McLean  felt that perhaps police, warnings to  children found on_the Jstreets.iktelpt  night, such as was noticed on the main  thoroughfare, would ha\ e the necessary  results.    - -     ,      I  Eventually it was decided .that _fhe  matter be left oyer until the nextmeeti  To Organize for  Winter Session  Annual Mieting of St. John Ambulance next Sunday morning at City Hall  The election of officers and the consideration of plans for the winter work  also the fixing of a date for the presen-  Hope Cut-off Done  by December 1st  to  Only   Five   Miles of Track  ,   Lay.   Good Progress of  important Work  Kettle Valley track layers have just  5.2 miles of track to lay on' the, Hope  -���._..- U..WV. ,ui ine (jreaen-'i Mountain cut-off line from Brodie to  tation of certificates and medalions to Hope, according to information received  successful members, will comprise the- by the "News."  principal business at the annual meet-' This five mile stretch must wait how-  ing of Merritt centre, St John Ambul- ever until the completion of certain  ance Association, to be held ir the City bridges, which Chief Engineer McCul-  Hall on Sunday next at 10 a.m. -    lough thinks will be about the middle  In view of the  approaching opening of November,  of the winter session the members of,- The new cut-off. Jin*', it is believed,  the Association would be glad to hear | will be ready for operation by the first  -J*��� ���    ���-. -     - ^.e'T\ :.i   *       ...  - - 7 quainted with'a sick room, "and nothing I as fast as 'possible, .but of course by  ^-.v =��=!��� in. , matter be left over until the next meet-  lg sa(yer than the feeling" of helpless-1 reason of the^fact that material cannot  * vAldf McFarlane'said the police com- ing. the aldermen to '���th'nk thetmatter riess experienced by the untaught, when I be supplied to more than one at a time,  missioned Jooked   to   the. Council to over" in the interim.-     r      ._   ���    ���      d.siwus of easing; the patients pain, L������ ���__ ._  ,    - ���      -  support'them in their attitude. "If on. -  missioned Jooked   to   the.Council to  suppprrthem in their attitude. "If one I -   man says he is going to defy the city L -   ,      7;        : :  '   .  authorities, and treats them_with con- Further Honor for Our Member  tempt, let him pay for it " *  *    A ��� J a.-    w '  _   _   _~bi..~.      m     "Ml  of any citizens who are desirious of enrolling to take up instruction in first  aid work, home nursing, hygiene etc.  Persons wishing,to join; can hand in  their names to any of * the following  committeemen, W. Welfare, W. C.  Stone, A. McKendrick, Robt. Strachan  and Geo. Maxwell.  The needless suffering so frequently  caused by the ignorance of unskilled  persons is as undoubted as it is deplorable. ,  By rough handling, or even the mere  want of "the slightest knowledge of how  ro support an injured  limb,   a simple  fracture has been made compound,  or  even   complicated.     The   methods of  arresting bleeding from  an artery" is  quite easy, yet .thousands of lives have  been lost, the very life blood ebbing  away in the presence of sorrowing spectators perfectly helpless because  none  among them had been taught one of  the first rudiments of instruction of un  ambulance pupil���the application of an  extemporized tourniquet.   Again, how  lurequent is.the loss of life by drowning,  yet how few persons, comparatively,  understood the way to treat properly'  the apparently drowned.  Scarcely-anyone c.n be found unacquainted, with a sick room, .and, nothing  is sadder than the feeling" of helpless  0 ,.���.*....��.  !of December at the latest. If is not  generally expected, however .until the  spring.  Brodie is the pojnt where the Hope  'line leaves the K. V. R. line to Merritt  From Brodie, formerly ���called. Coldwater Junction, to the junction with the  main line near Hope, it is approximately 53 miles.  The track laying to Coquihalla Sum-  mitt, 13.3 miles west of Brodie, was  finished some time ago. At the summit  known as Mile 0, the miles are numbered westward on the new cut-off line.  Steel has been laid from Mile 0, the  summit, to Mi e 14.8, at which place  there is a bridge over a snowslide yet  to be built. At Mile 9 there is another  bridge ov<��r Slide Creek not yet completed, although it is in use.  From Mile 14.8 to Mile 20 at Ladner  Creek there are three timber trestles  not yet finished. ��� These will take about  two weeks each. The big bridge at  Ladners Creek wjll also take six weeks  "As soon as these bridges are finished  steel Can then be laid on the_remaining  rortion of the grade between Mile 14 8  and Mile 20.        .   t   *-  Work is being rushed on these bridges  as fast as "possible, .but of course by  Crushing Denunciation of  Joseph Martin by Leading  Interior Liberal Newspaper   _��� 0   Choice of Negligent member for St. Pancras Hotly Condemned in most  ��� Influential Liberal paper in Riding���"Is equivalent to dashing the  Liberal hopes of Victory in the Cariboo Division���' Joe ' like U-99  Submarine let loose���Stales he should not be in the list at all���Cariboo Liberals have Hewed a path for ' Professional Politician.'"���  States the Kamloops Sentinel editorially under date of Monday, Oct.  4, and reproduced in part.  "It would be idle to affect satisfaction over the result of the  nomination at Ashcroft on Saturday, and as far as can - be  judged  it is equivalent to dashing the  L'beral   hopes   of victory  in  the Cariboo division.    Even if  the Convention had been con- uiauy s  ducted on open genuine lines, energies  and swayed by men of the best  type, and had then in an Jion-  est and spontaneous  manner  selected Mr. Joseph Martin as  candidate, the fact would still  remain that the decision would  be out of harmony "with a large  volume'of public feeling.  It was not so, however, for the  methods followed,* of which there  was a foretaste at the previous  abortive gathering,  savour.- too  much of what would have been  acceptable a few-years'ago.  There, was a well engineered  movement to have Mr. Martin  out any-steering gear. His uncertain dives were relieved by  irequent attempts to torpedo  various units of the B. C. Liberal  fleet. Our leaders and their policy were aimed at seriatum, and  the Evening Journal "-which  was execrably managed and nat-  ufa11^. short-lived-expended its  " " encouraging    the  in  enemy.  Even Dr. McKay, an invaluable  asset to any political party with  right ambitions, was irresponsibly attacked.  Our view is  ������- that if any politician comes into the'field and demonstrates  in* a variety of ways that he  cares little what he does except  fight for his~"bwn  hand,  then  he has outlived his usefulness  in_any_sphere ,jv.here unity-is,  desired.   And- when -^his own  procedure and poiicylonly create'  cause for mirth, arid are far from  T\     '  J,;  -.1 v  cksirous of easing * the patient's pain,  adding to his comfort, or carrying, out  the doctor's instructions.  one has to  be   completed before   the  builders can go on with the next.  'Aid. McLean felt that if, as was  obvious, boxing contests would in future be.held at the Rex they should-act  with the power they had and raise - the  theatre license. They would not penalise the theatre proprietor as he., would  see thefee was collected from the promoters of tfje fights.   ",    -    >  Aid. McFarlane felt strongly on the  matter, believing that at present, especially, boxing contests were not desirable in the City and to its best  interests  Alex Lucas,  M.L.A.  has   been accorded a further high hono    by the  leading -agriculturists' of  California,'  whom he.addressed by special invitation  'a.few"weeks ago. x    -  The. member for Yale has received  from Elwood Mead. Professor,of Kural  Instruction'-br the State,Jand a mem-'  ber of the Land Settlement and Rural  Credit Commission of California, a request for a copy of the, brilliant address  he delivered before the Irrigation Congress at Sacramento and "authority to  have the speech printed and circulated  throughout California as an educational  document.  Sundry Business at  Council Session  For  Tax Sale Bylaw.     Lights  X��� Granite' Avenue   Hast.  ���   Mayor's Report  Tax Sale bylaw number fifty  post-  Im  erritt Mercantile Company  HUGE CASH VALUES  October 9th ONE WEEK October 15th  Archbishop Here  Next Week End  Prelate of the^ Roman Catholic  Church Will Conduct Masses  in Merritt  poning the sale of property for 1912 and !      *! *^ h 1S< beip2 Iooked for-  1913   taxes to 1916 passed   its"third  p Wlth Pleasurab'e anticination in  rea'ding at the regular meeting of the I Tr��man .Catho'i-- circles in the Nicola  City Council held on Mohday'night Aid.  McFarlane took no part in the voting.  A petition signed by David Crawford  and several owners of property and  residents on'Granite Avenue east for  street lights was supported by Aid  Mcrarlane who intimated that such  Jacilities_were promised  nominated, and the costly and, being a laudable example, why  laborious effort has succeeded, j should<h'e expect the"followers of  We do not express any opinion as those he attacks and vainly  to Mr. Martin's knowledge of the attempts to discredit to accept  procedure, but I him with open arms ?.  -  '    m*~- -    "���" ' " needs are  ROYAL CROWN CLEANSER,  ���_    _." MERCO"   BUTTEK  "MERCO"   TEA  "PRIDE OP MERRITT'  per pkt; .05  TEA  I COFFFE, Chaie and Sanborn, Seal Brand,  per lb.  per lb.  per lb.  __)  several months  ago.   The petition was granted unani-1 r ",    ----vr-rj"> ��"�������<��� via-mm  mously on  a motion moved by Aids    ��    e ~     ce'ebrate Mass in theSacied  y     a '' Heart Church at 8 a.m.  Valley is the impending visit of His  Grace Timothy Casey, Bishop of Vancouver, who will arrive in Merritt on  the evening of Friday next, October 15  Accompanied by- the Rev. Father Lc  Jeune, he will spend the week end in  the city in company with the Rev.  Father Wagner.           ,    During the three days of his visit His  _>ans\ '-**_tl' __._.-_l. i       i��  .40  .40  .5<f  Special 2-lb. tin;' .85  Sunlight Soap  Lilac Rote Glycerine Soap  Royal Crown Soap  Lux  Ramsay'* Soda Biscuits  'Ogilvie Rolled Oats '  Potato Flour,'for Puddings  ^'���jbars y.ao'L  pec cake "-.lO '  n  6,J.ars^ .25  Per pkt'.    .10i  Japan Rice, Best Quality  Jelly Powders  Arrowroot Biscuits  I  WHEAT, For Feed, Local -  per sack  10-lbs.  POTATOES  ONIONS  WANTED       ��   Local Ranch Eggs   ��       WANTED  ,   Must be strictly fresh ^%   . We pay highe��jt prices> *  I McFarlane and Ransom.   A similar re  quest from Mr. Srpwart who wished a  street light at the junction of Coldwater bridge and Voght Street was also  granted, this on the mofion of Aids,  McGoran and Jackson.  -Various   accounts  were   passed for  payment when funds are available; an  account of the Nicola Valley Publishing  Company for work done in connection  With the ' advertising of the tax sale  called off at the eleventh hour was laid  over the clerk being requested  to endeavor to get a reduction.  Mayor Walters reported on his visit  as city delegate to the convention of  B. C. Municipalities held at Chilliwack  -He told how the delegates were in favor  of municipal councils having more power over school boards. He told also  how the school trustees also in conven-  tion-at Chilliwack the same week were  equally in favor of being provided with  more power over municipal councils.  Regarding sections 195 and 134, deal  ing with the financial powers of municipalities, and of peculiar interests to  the City of Merritt just.now, he said  the Union solicitor would give a ruling  on his interpretation of the sections  On Sunday, the 17th inst, after celebrating Mass .at 10 o'clock a.m. the  Archbishop will administer the- sacrament of confirmation to the candidates  presenting themselves and will deliver  an allocution on scriptual truth and the  importance and significance of the sacrament.  At the Sunday evening service, at  7.30, after receiving ah address of  welcome from the congregation the  Archbishop will preach on one of the  leading questions of the day.  On Monday, October 18th, the dis-  tinquished visitor will.visit Quilchena,  and next day will travel y automobile  to Kamloops. |  one sideof it he was bound to  be familiar with, and so pre-  surriably he is is not averse to  the real old-fashioned tactics  of his most active supporters.  The plain fact is that there is  no reason why Mr. Joseph Martin should-have been in the  lists here at all.   It is simply a  case of finding an opening for  a professional politician,  and the scheme being fathered  by lesser men of the same genus,  owing to their oldstanding affiliations and interests elsewhere.   Mr. Martin, whose  force of character and capacity  are_ recognised- generally;��� was  soon acting as if he was the latest  _. i ��� ��� -- - -  The conditions and  ��� MB  outside his'rangeof knowledge.'  His concerns are all elsewhere.  -That   coulu   be- remedied\no-  doubt. But meanwhile the fact  is that he is just a politician '-  after a seat, and *a little section  here for months have worked  the machine tactics to ensure  it-being. Kamloops, or rather  the new Cariboo division.  ��� ��� .   It is difficult to believe  that any good cause need crooked  weapons, and the renaissance of  Liberalism will never be furthered by them.   Their sponsors are  of an obsolete school, a few years  fast type of U-99 let loose with-j a leopard  Was Honored by  His Many Friends  Wm. Bradley Leaves to Join  ' the Colors  out of. date, but no more susceptible to change than the spots of  After three years  the owner could  redeem   his property on  reimbursing  the  buyer with  th** amount of taxes  paid by him plus ten  per cent interest  per annum.   It was felt that in  large  cities where  property had  a greater  potential value than in  smaller places  the ten per cent inducement would be  attractive to investors and that certificates could be  sold with comparative  ease.  In honor of William Bradley,  storekeeper and purchasing agent  for the Middlesboro Collieries,  a faithful and valuable employee  for over five years, a young man  enjoying considerable popularity  Merritt Mercantile Company  . r .���..��* i,.w ocbuuna. Under t e scheme cities would always  Mt was resolved by the conventionale  have  funds 'sufficient for running ex-  , said,  that all municipalities should be penses  ' empowered to borrow against the  full  IJ amount of delinquent taxes. A scheme  that appealed particularly to the Coast  (Cities was to the effect ,that any per-  ' son might purchase a certificate on pay-  ��� ing1 tax arrears on nrniicwv  .Jl,- ing tax arrears on property.  throughout  the "city,  and who  left to enlist for service in the nope  tnat  when" peace   again  trenches, a delightful dance was reigned he would be again among  held in the K. P. hall last night, Jhfs many friends here  the  eve  of his   departure  for'  dance, attended by some forty  persons drawn frdm all spheres  of ^business and social life,  was  very entertaining;   To the tuneful and brisk. strains' of music  rendered by Mirs.   (Dr.) Tutill  and Mrs. Langstaff and with the  able floor management of H. R.  Plommer, a varied and attractive  program   was. carried   through  with a fine swing,  all present  obviously- enjoying themselves.  At about midnight refreshments  were served, when the guest of  the evening feelingly   thanked  the company for their generous  hospitality  and   expressed  the  hope  that  when" peace   again    ��W��ffr*&   VU1V J.   _/J  Kamloops where he will be designated to an overseas contingent.  Mr. Bradley was given a rousing send off by, a large number  of friends assembled at the depot  today and was the recipient of a  handsome wrist watch as a token  'of  regard  and  remembereice.  Accidentally Killed at Snowsheds  Following the "death on Tues-  .day of Donald McPherson who  fell from a K.V.R. bridge;comes  the report that yesterday Jo? n  i awton, carpenter, employed hy  -the A.   Guthrie  Co.  .     ���vw..x.v, ,..v/i/.,   on snow-  ���   . a      a u snet^ constrtlc^on near the camp  Piesent at the session were, Mayor ot re��ara and rememoereice. Was struck* by a heavy timber  ���Walters, Aldermen McGoran, Jackson, j Three cheers and a *tiger' buist f,n(_ killed. Coroner (Dr) G. H.  MjFarlane, Ransom, McLean; Solicit r forth as the train pulled out for Tutill and Provincial Constable  M. L. Grimmett and City Clerk Harry j Kamloops. Bell left  for the scene  of  the  Priest. - J With informality in feature, the j accident this morning.  >--*y*;x<U$-  l*rt5**^*?*tS";  xsSa&si  :ii^iiMS^l Friday, Oct. 8, 1915  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  This Drying and  Trying Wind is  ~ Hard on the Complexion  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals,   Na-Dru-Co,   Murrillo  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Hazel, Hinds Honey  and Alum  Fell to his Death     (Joseph Martin  From K. V. R.  Bridge.���Inquest  A.   F.   RANKINE, DRUGGIST  THE  NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable ln advance, $2.00 per year ln Canada.  Britain. United Stores and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address :   The N'cola Valley Newj. P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  THE MAIL SERVICE  Representations have once again been made to this paper to urge  upon the residents and business men of the Nicola Valley the need of  taking strong and definite steps to obtain an improved mail delivery from  the West. As is well known to many people inside and outside the  Valley the present delivery of inward mails is a slight on the standing  and importance of the community and a hindrance to business. Merritt  today is conceded to be one of the busiest places of its size in the Province yet its mail service���one of the most vital appendages of business  ���is such that the place might be a distant depopulated village on the  very fringes of civilization.  As~the people are doubtless aware, the City Council here has taken  the matter up, by letter, with the authorities who allege that the great  obstacle to bringing about an improved condition is the inflexible local  railway arrangements which are directly affected by the main line  schedule.. Nevertheless,' as the first schedule of the Kettle Valley  Railway,which connects with the branch line service on the C.P.R. to  Spences Bridge was but an experiment, surely it is not beyond hope  that some mail improvement can be accomplished. This will not be  done, however, until the citizens as a body weightily back up the City  Council in whatever steps they take. As the winter schedule of the  railways will be compiled shortly the time appears opportune for renewed action.  ��� - ���   ��� "       **  THE MEMBER FOR ST. PANCRAS  John T. Robinson, of Kamloops, Conservative candidate elect for  Cariboo riding is now known to have two liberal political aspirants, for  the seat he seeks. One is Josepfi Martin, of Vancouver, and M. P.  of the British House,of Commons; the other, John P. McConnell, late  Liberal Candidate of the Provincial riding of Yale, also late .editor of  the Vancouver VSun." - The latter is only too well known as a political  adventurer, with a past such that even Cariboo Liberals respectfully are  doing without his services as official candidate. Mr. Joseph' Martin is  a personage widely acknowledged as an extremely able man, a clever  lawyer, powerful speaker and ready debater, but'a complete' failure in J  politics. " ' ]  Distrusted and disowned by many of his own party, and unrecognised  by the Liberal leaders of the Province, Mr. Martin is a professional  politician whose notorious characteristic is egoism. He has yet to explain to the loyal minded and patriotic people of the Cariboo why-he is  not occupying his seat in the Imperial'House of Commons at Westminster helping in the-vital deliberations of the representatives of, the Empire when its very existence is at stake! "'_  , ���   ���   ���  Those sufferingvfrom insomina should read the Yale Liberal Candi-  dates's political editorials. If taken a few minutes before retiring, they  will prove invaluable as sleeping tabloids. ���    '  To Provide More  Markets for B.C.  Agriculturists  ~~~   "The~only proper way for a farmer  to  successfully  market his produce  was for the Government to establish  a Commercial   Department   to   look  after this end of the Agricultural  business.   This the government weie  going to  do  and  then   the   farmers  would be in a better position to reap  the benefits of their labor by a wider  range of markets,   said   Mr.   Alex  LUCAS m.p.p., in the course of an able  speech delivered last week at Armstrong  when   Yale's   popular  representative  once more demonstratedjhis invaluable  knowledge   of   agricultural   questions  affecting the rural life "of his constituents.  Speaking interestingly of his recent  trip to California, Mr.  Lucas said he  had the privilege of being at the meeting of International Dry Farming Congress held at San   Francisco.    It  was  the unanimous opinion of all those p> es-  ent, that mixed farming was the one  and  only way to make a success of J  agriculture.   Though in some sections  they raised nothing but fruit, yet they  would find mixed farming was the best.  At the Congress the Delegates advocated a Central Selling agency so as to  cut out the middleman's profits.     At  the present time it took two men to sell  the farmers produce which meant,that  the farmer was supporting two men  besides himself on the proceeds of his  labor.  This should not be and the Commercial i)epartment which the Government  at Victoria will establish will obilerate  one man anyway. It would take considerable money to run this Department  but in the end it will pay well.  Guild Members  Busy Preparing  Winter Comforts  ' ThePatrioticGuiId^ilIhold~a  whist drive and dance or Moiday  October 18th, in the K. P. hall,  commencing at 8 p.m. To be  followed by a dance, refreshments will be served while admission is 50 cents. Citizens are  asked to bear this engagement in  mind. A good time will be given  those attending and the proceeds  will go to providing comforts far  Canadian soldiers.  The regular meeting was held  on Monday. In future the roll  will be called at each meeting.  The membership fee is, it should  be stated, 10 cents, per month,  At the session four new members  were enrolled and Mrs. Welfare  served tea. The members are  now busy knitting sox and wristlets. W(ith the -winter fast approaching all the ladies in the  city who can spare a little time  from their household duties,  should consider how they could  render some assistance to .the  boys in the trenches during the  long cold winter months.  "That Donald McPherson came  to his death on October 5th, by  accidentally falling from bridge  number 13. two miies ease of  camp eight on the Kettle Valley  Railway" wat the verdict of Dr.  G. H. Tutill M. D. coroner, and a  jury (foreman W. Graham) which  on Wednesday investigated the  circumstances surrounding the  death of the late timekeeper of  Volberg and Carlson, contractors',  who was found on the rocks  beneath a ravine bridge forty  feet high. McPherson, who was  about 28 years of age, is not  known outside his colleagues  here.  Any persons who can give information as to the whereabouts  of the relatives of the deceased  are requested to communicate  with the Provincial Police at  Merritt.  Deceased was unmarried. His  fiance, it is believed, resides in  Vancouver, and the couple contemplated marriage shortly.  W. Vernon in evidence told  how he picked up McPherson on  his caboose shortly after 7.30 on  Tuesday morning. He was cheerful quite sober and apparently ih  good health. \ There was snow  and sleet about at the time.   -  H. Percival gave similar evidence remarking that deceased  carried a parcel. He was popular with the men. "   ���  A. T. Pierce told how he went  to photograph the- bridge. He  was in company with W. Hirdt  and happening to look down saw  tbe man, apparently asleep. On  examination he was found dead  having fallen face downwards.'  With his companion he thought  he had,slipped over an iron truss  of the-bridge. -- -c  - Wm Bennet also gav evidence.  The, jury came td^thej opinion  that the death Vose through a  pure accident and .brought in the  verdict as stated. On the jury  were W. Graham (foreman), R.  P. Gallart, N.J. Barwick, R. H.  Dougan, Fred , Nicholl, * A. E.  Barge. The body now lies at the  parlors of N. J. Barwick, undertaker of this city, awaiting burial  instructions from,the relatives  who are now being traced.  Provincial Constable Bell had  charge of the case for the police.  Gets Nomination  of the Liberals  Slick Indian Lasooes a " .  Coyote-Claims Bounty  Lasooing a coyote witlra rope,  a'slick handed Indian named Sic-  amen brought his prize, on the  tether, along the'road from Coutlee on Sunday and claimed the  Government $3.00 bounty from  Dr, G.JH. Tutill, JJP. By strange  irony of fate the coyote died in  the home of the doctor.  Police Report For  Month of September  Despite the close and assiduous attention of the medical and  nursing staff of the General Hospital, during the ten days he was  in the hospital, JLouis McLeod,an  Indian boy, aged about twelve,  from Quilchena, who suffered  from serious head and bodily  wounds sustained In a collision  with an automobile, died on Wed-��  nesday morning. Indians from  Aid.  A.  McGoran was a pas-" Quilchena district arrived during  senger on the C, P. R. train last, the day and took the body away  night for Vancouver, being on a for burial.  business trip, ���  The report of Chief of Police  A. Grundy for September as  accepted by the City Council  follows:���  Cases fined and paid 9, cases  dismissed/2; police court fines  and cost- $184.76; work done by  prisoners 50 days at $1.50, $75.00  meals supplied to prisoners 186  at 25 cents, $46.50; meals paid  for by prisoners $ .75  With 79 votes against 25 secured by H.  Go wen,  of North  Bend, and 18 by George Tunstall  of Vancouver and Savona, Joseph  Martin���K.C. of Vancouver, M.P.  of England���secured the nomination as Liberal candidate elect  for Cariboo riding at the nomina-  .ting convention held in .Ashcroft  on Saturday.   Capt. Worsnop, of  Kamloops,  withdrew  his name  and refused to stand for election.  At the convention, attended by  Joseph Walters, M. L. Grimmet.,  and John Collett from Merritt,  were ovor 100 delegates.   Mr. D.  B. Johnstone presided.  After the candidates had spoken  and the result ot the ballot announced the nomination was made  unanimous, Mr. Martin promising  to give due support to the provincial Liberal leaders.  The conduct of the proceedings  swayed by the vigorous elbowing  of Joseph and friends, 'was such  as to astound even a strong liberal paper. '.  States the Liberal "Sentinel"  of Kamloops :  Credentials and Proxies  Capt.  Worsnop, as Secretary-  Treasurer, claimed that he should  be on this committee, ex-officio,  having been so advised by the  Central Association,  and being  obviously one of the most competent persons to verify "delegates'  credentials and proxies.   Mr. D.  B. Johnstone,the chairman,however did not appear to appreciate  the value of the Secretary-Treasurer's familiar services in this  work, and emphatically opposed  his giving his assistance, * " Not  on your tin-tacks, you won't go  on," said the chairman in an  oratorical flight, and it was said  there would have to be "proof"  of the ruling given at Vancouver.,  Many of the delegates were opposed to this peculiar-action, and  it_ was-'suggested'the point  be  settled by vote,' but the chairman  then made it a question of privi-  Jege that the -ruling of theun-  elected chairman ought"tcbe upheld, and not refer to the will of  the delegates.   "Hypnotised;by  this novel democratic notion; the  majority subsided into agreement.  The_ vote was taken with the  aforementioned result.        ��� K- '  - It was decided" to allow/the  chairman of the committee Ito receive all the proxies used, and for  him to have tliem destroyed.*The  Secretary; Caper-Worsnop, lex-*  pressed surprise at this'course,  and wished them 13 remain'in his  careV accompanying" the report of  the Credentials Committee, and  be retained for reference pending  the consummation of the election  arrangements.    The^ Secretary-  Treasurer-tendered his resignation, but this was not accepted.  All things considered! the'pro-  ceedings~were~conducive~to-ma_Tr  ing the convention a memorable  one, and the outcome was viewed  with mixed feelings by a number  of the delegates."  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot and Cold Water.      "Rooms   with  Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  '   - Traveling Public.  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream usedtn the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  I  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  Nicola Valley Meat Market  t .  Nicola Valley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Fresh  Fruit, Butter and Eggs  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in    connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone $6  MERRITT,   B.C.  *���**&���  i  9*��.  FIRE  OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B, RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  '       "   ��� Contractor, :-:;..,  ^,  *V-i> ' * t> �����   . *       ~     ,���?"-������-   ,���*���*���".>      -    *  �����  z      Let me figure on your next job���no matter how ^emall  - - - - a ,.,;>rX. or how large." <_>���- Satisfaction'Giiaranteed ",      "'   f��  r--^fQ:- B02b':2_LQ, JMERRITTT,   B.  CT  Succumbed to Wounds  Independent to  Oppose " Joseph "  Vancouver, Oct. 4.-On receipt  of the news that Mr. Joseph  Martin, K. C.,_was the candidate  selected by the Cariboo nominating convention on Saturday,Mr.  J. P. McConnell, former,editor  of the "Sun." announced'that  he will enter the lists in that  constituency as an "Independent  Liberal in support of Sir Wilfred  Laurier" and in opposition to Mr.  Martin. As both gentlemen have  a large command -of picturesque  diction, an interesting campaign  is promised for the Cariboo' vct-  ers.  Mr. McConnell said he had  been approached some time ago  by a large number of electors of  that ridining and asked to be. a  candidate in the event of Mr.  Martin receiving the party nomination. He agreed and inten. s  to make good his promise.  : ^ R. GARRINGTON,    ;  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  ���^,_ -.  ~ Liverpobland.London*  ��� ..  c. "and-Globe    \JT: *  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America^of -t  "- -    Toronto  Life & Accident  '    -   B.'C;: Life   '\  ���* i,        ����� *f     _* ,.-.-*        5      ,  "* " iC i. *���"**  - ' i -<'-<     ��� ' ���*  r" * ***��� * "-j7 -*    ^*  Globe Indemnity of. .  ,���li-.    'Canada'  ���v   ---  DP? GlLllEBT * MANNA . J^NBSRSON  ___*_!____ Columbia's      Leading       D_n.i_-_  m  SAVE  MONEY  BY HAVING. YOUR  DENTAL  WORKT'DONE IN  VANCOUVER  Our prices'are about H ALK' those charged Jby other dentists. ���  ^��rTXSrJ!_,IS of the VERY BEST.   , ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN-  OR INCONVENIENCE.     ~ ' -     -  Crowns, Plates and Bridgework   a -Speciality.     When yea-  Si's?.*0 Vancouver be sure to. come in for a FREE EXAMINA->  -TION AND.CONSULTATION.-   AH'Work Guaranteed.  0R.GiLBm5PAitiLL55DmALPA^L0^  Second floor, Oom.'-wiBMg. ZLVhaytim^3tW. Cor. Cambit,  v/AMcooven  _��  Cupid Scores AgoiQ,  ��� HARVEY-PEACOCK  The marriage took place.quietly  at Nicola Anglican Church on  Wednesday last, October. 6th, of  Miss Peacock, formerly of England, and Mr. A^ Dobbie.Harvey,  rancher,'of Nicola. The Rev. A.'  H. Plummer,* vicar, officiated at  the interesting ceremony; MJss  McPhail a'.Mr. H, G. Hooper  attending as- witnesses. ..The  happy couple will take up" residence at the ranch of the bridegroom at Nicola,  Mile  And d  Half- V  Snowsheds  ��� GuthrierMcDougall&'Co., who' -  are building, the Kettle ��� Valley  Railway snowsheds in the vicini- - :  ty of Mile 6 and Mile 11 are tak>J  ing in about,15 carloads of timber,. " ,  etc.. per day.-      -���    '  In one day they handled 250,- _.  000 feet board measure of timber.-  These snowsheds, numbering  15, and,measuring in length if  placed end to end about a mile  and a half, will be finished about  the first of December. Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  **H^*J'**-K*-M~f'H��<!">'  t  *  Friday, Oct. 8, 1915  ������H��. *��*������***���*���  Workingmen  - jF y��u can save ej-ch 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.  The  Local Jottings  At Next Monday's Epworth  league meeting, Miss McKibbin  will give a paper, subject: "Career." An interesting discussion  will follow.  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $61,000,000  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  IBANKofTORONTO  ; MERRITT BRANCH  ���5* .J.^��^.^.^.^..J.4**Jt*5,*2^**J**.*"*^**,*'***t**I,,J"*J**'t4 >J****'*5"J  A. N. B.   ROGERS, Manager     J.  v  On the suggestion of Aid. McFarlane the City Clerk was instructed at Monday's Council  meeting to remind T. J. Smith to  have Gilmore street re-opened  now that the crops have been  harvested.  Religious Mania  Cause of Death  ��� .       THE       . . -  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Biscuits and  Fresh Bread Daily.  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.L.3.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   E1C.    '  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  *��  ' IV n��i  Prompt Attention  ~ ' -      74 &$%?>$[  to  all  Orders.  Next to lUNk-BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  - -  on  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  While out hunting in the Hastings ranch district last week end  Hector Ransom and Leonard Kle-  mola shot a couple of bear, besides duck and geese. If they'd  missed the bruins we guess they'd  have ran some.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,  Have 'Bab's'  Photo   Taken  Now   -.  <-**- i        - -  -*���      3  __ In" years to come you  c    will. regret-~4hat,kVou  r have-not a photo of  ;~your_imby~bpy*orjrfjrI.   t  yS. flV >    '  Think it over, and then call and.  ,Vfe  .see samples'at the City, Studio.  ifi> ���  -'.V  Qi&si4f. Hopper  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  Capt. STEPHENSON  C. R.  R.- HEBRON  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. r. tt A. Mi  F. S. Gay,  \.-W*M.' -  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, ���  The City School Board met in  the City Hall on Friday, Chairman of Trustees H. S. Cleasby  presiding. Routine matters were  discussed but little business of  importance was transacted.  _  Coldwater Hotel arrivals this  week included A. C. Lochead, of  Vancouver, J. A. Fundy. of North  Bend, N. Walden of-Canfordr-E.  A. Richardson, representing  "'Mack and Mack-" and J. F.  Bowman (Kelly Douglas) both  of Vancouver.  ���M��4^<^-M,***-***-M'*-5">*M'***S��>*  t  *  %  !  Pitiable in the extreme was  the death of the late Rev. Gillam  of Princeton Presbyterian Church  who, as _tated in these columns,  was found ill near Hope with  self-inflicted throat wounds.  Since the occurrence at Ladner  Creek he had been a patient at  Chilliwack hospital. Tt now appears that the unfortunate man  made a second attempt to end  his life by drowning in a bathtub, but was discovered in time  by an attendant. A few minutes  later however, he seized abottle  containing spirits of a mmonia  drank the contents, and expired  in agony. Religious mania had  affected his mind.  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  Hot Pies every Saturday.'  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  ������������*****>H**:��**>*>**-J��'M>*-J��**>-H*  The telegraph wiring'being  carried on by J. S, Dunn at the  Kettle .Valley cut off is nearing  completion. Contractor Hatch  is working on the section houseB  and water tanks. l    - -  Opp.', Schools 1  Merritt-  |GET THIS. CATALOGUE  SAVE MONEY  The Best Ever���  issued; Skates,Skating*  Boots, Hockey Sweaters, Uniforms, ands  Complete Outfits,  Snowshoes, Moccasins,  Skis, Toboggan*.  We want every Man  interested in Sports  of any kind to get  our  large  Free  Catalogue.   Prices  right and satisfaction **  guaranteed.     -     -rw  .   Immense   Stock    S  ^prompt, shipment.^  tou can save  money  by  getting  Catalogue to-day.  T.W. BOYD & SON i  Notre DameSt.West ]  MONTREAL  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  . Nicola Valley Lodge; No. 46  '  Meets in K. P.Hall  every' Wednesday  at 7.30 '  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, c.C.  J. Simpson,  - K. of R. & S.  Grand Chancellor Steele, of the  K. P. Order will be in Merritt oh  Saturday evening on his way from'  Nelson to .Vancouver. During his  short stay here he will meet the  officers *and members of the local  K.P. branch. -, . * -. \ -  _ V     -"*    ���     iy    J- ' - ���>   l       --,  -*Wm, ^Heslop, proprietor of the  Merritt Meat- Market, has been  appointed as manager of the  Merritt Co-operative Society's  store, in place of A. Sowerby resigned; Mr. Heslop will continue  in the butchery business.  Gifts to Hospital  Acknowledged  The following gifts, donated to  the Nicola Valley General Hospital during the months of August  and September are herewith  gratefully acknowledged.  Anglican Church���Eggs, bread,  flowers, vegetables.  Ladies Aid���26 tea towels, 6 pair  sox,  2 pair slippers, 6 roller  towels, 12 sheets. 1 draw steel,  21 pillow slips.  Rev.Geo. Kinney-Fish and flowers.  Mr. Garcia���Fruit.  Mrs. Skimmings���Fruit and jelly  Presbyterian Church- Flowers,  vegetables, fruit, magazines.  D. A. QUINVILLE,  Acting-Matron  #*mH*ai_ij afotfnnmj  To buy or not to buy���that's  not the question.  Have you seen our new  Semi-ready Suit and Overcoat pattenrs? Much more to,  the point.  Welcome you are to just  come and post, yourself on  "what's new."  Clothes never were so  smart and beautiful���so  plentiful in desirability;  After you see them, go and  compare the values with any  other first-class make as to  style, fit, fabric and price���  the four essentials.  You'll come back here.  ANDREW  EWART  CITY TAILOR  MERRITT  Police Commissioners  Met in Long Session  ��� The City Police Commissioners  met in the City Hall on Monday  afternoon when, after a lengthy  sitting, recommendations respecting the raising of the license fee  for boxing contests and the institution of the Curfew act were  decided upon for submission to  the Council. These are "referred  rojin pur City'Council reports. *  The Commission comprises:���  ���Mayor Walters (chairman),Commissioners J. McFarlane and G.  H. Tutill.  Lucas' Fine Work  For the Farmers  l  L. 0.L, 1701  _      Merritt Lodge  Bfift  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 Paton, W.M,  ; Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  A certificate of registration  iias been granted by the Provincial Government to a syndicate  known, as the Highland Vallej  Mining and. Development Co.,  with head office at Ashcroft, B.C.,  and which is to_develop copper  and other mines at Highland  Valley.       ,    -    ,  A Wise Investment. There is  no worry, doubt or disappointment -when you invest your  money in a Savings Account in  the Bank of Toronto. You get  interest twice a year, and can  add or withdraw at any, time.  Corporation of the City  of  Merritt  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  , SALE  Apply-Dr.G.'H. TUTILL,   *  P. 0. Box 10. i  Mclean & cor_p  ', : fV WE H^VE PURCHASED W  The Stock :of Electric Lighting  Supplies, :an<r Electrical \Fittings  ./ Prom A. BroKennedy, Electrical Engineer;- .*  il  Attention! I have just received  a nice selection of Velvet Hats for  Fal LandjWinter, also_a good_as^  sortment ot the latest novelties  in Gold and Silver trimmings and  hand-made Flowers, Girls' Hats,  Infants Bonnets and Caps. See  our showing of Sweater Coat Sets.  Sole Agent for Merritt & District  pf the famous Dekanek���ten  collars in one���Sweater. Knit to  fit. Come and see them at the  Rose-Marche.  u  All  Goods, at Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  *  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  The Forward Adult Bible Clas.  ofthe Methodist Church meets  every Sunday afternoon at 2.30  The service is made brief, bright  and breezy.' Mr. F. Thompson is  the leader and extends a hearty  invitation to any adults to attend.  Next Sunday ' afternoon Miss  Dorothy Devonshire will give a  paper, subject: "MosesChoice."  MUNICIPAL VOTERS  LIST, 1916  $2.00  a Year  In  Advance  "��� With ticket number 66 out of  eighty tickets sold, L. Thompson  of Middlesboro, won the chest of  carpenter's tools owned by thc  late Pte. J. E. Birch, killed ir  action,, in the draw made las*  Saturday   night.    About   fortj  dollars has been netted from th<  draw. , The money will be sen  to the -'mother of the soldier a-  Manchester,   England.     Ever,  ticket,wes sold.     The draw wa?  arranged by Mrs. A. S. Howes.  Any male or female being a  British subject of the full age of  21 years, who has paid all the  rates,   taxes   and  assessments  which are not chargeable on land,  and are due by them to the Municipality for the current year to  an amount of not less than two  dollars���exclusive of Water and  Electric Light rates or taxes and  license fees for dogs,  and has  continuously resided within the  Municipality since the first day  January, 1915 and who is a householder or licence holder within  the Municipality, may registeras  a voter for the year 1916 if the  necessary declaration is deposited  in this office on or before October  31st next.  Persons qualifying as Licence  Holders, who are not property  owners, must attend to registration of their names on the list.  Persons who have become property owners within the Municipality since December 31st, 1914,  are requested to inform the undersigned.  Harry Priest, cm.c.  City Clerk's Office,  Merritt, B.C.  Dated this 6th day of Oct. 1916.  Loud and continued applause  was a fitting culmination to an  excellent speech made by Alex  Lucas, M.L.A. for Yale in opening  on behalf of the Provincial Government, the fourteenth annual  fall fair of the Spallumcheen  Agricultural Society at Armstrong  on Tuesday of last week, according to a local newspaper description of the event.  Addressing the farmers and  agriculturalists assembled, Mr.  Lucas referred to the Agricultural Credit Bill, introduced by  theMcBrideGoyernment, (largely  owing to his personal energy and  ability),and now on the statute?,  although not operative owing to  the exceptional conditions occasioned by the war,-with -money  both scarce ahd dear. J  Farmers Loans  What they proposed to do, he  said, was to borrow money at a  cheap rate of interest and lend it  to the "farmer at one per cent,  more than it cost'them. This  one per cent, would pay the operation of the department. With  due deference to modesty, Mr.  Lucas could say that in connection with this Bill he had been  warmly���congratulated.  Tribute to Lucas  At the Congress he had attended in California, Governor,  Johnson of that State was so interested in the act that he had  appointed a commission to investigate its-working-with a-view-to  having the same placed on the  statute book in his State.  To put the meaning of the Bill  in a concise form, he would liken  the Government to a large loaning company, run on similar lines,  only that the terms will be very  much better and the money be  had very much cheaper than in  ordinary channels.     ihe loans  would be jn three classes���long,  intermediate and seasonal loans.  Boon to Farmers  If a man wanted to borrow on  his land he would simply fill in  the necessary form, send it into  the Government and when the  loan   was granted   the  farmer  would < give his note for the required amount^ the money would  then be at once available on any  any immediate part of the loan  that the farmer required.   If he  did not want it all at once he  could leave the balance on deposit to draw upon from time to  time.  It is hoped by the means of  this Act, that more land will be  brought under cultivation, industry increased, labor-saving machinery purchased and not the  least, to provide modern conveniences in the farmers' homes,  YOUR KING AND COUNTRY  NEED YOU  RECRUITS  WANTED  Ebr Canada's-Oversea's 4  Regiments, Cavalry  or Infantry  Recruits will be inspected and med-* *':  ically,examined'���at   ' <-"  The Armory,  MERRITT,  On any evening between  7 and 5 p.m.  C. TYNER,  o.c. ' D' Squad. 31st B.C. Horse  GOD  SAVE  THE   KING  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  The Singer Sewing Machine sings  from shore to shore.' N. J. BARWICK  is sole Agent in Merritt and thc Nicola  Valley for these world famous Sewing  Machines. See the new models at my  store, Granite Avenue.  Out of every wage some portion should be banked regularly,  either as security against the proverbial rainy day or as a foundation to future prosperity. $1.00  will open an account in the Bank  pf Toronto, an(j interest is added^  half-yearly to the balances on deposit,   _'  "*     ' i. ?  ___________!'  #<���  .-'.''   i Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Oct. 8, 1915  r___.er.:  8  ATTENflON!  Horse Owners of  the Nicola Valley  Military Notes  of Local Interest  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.   Beat workmanship and fair prices  MY SPECIALTY  Have your horses shod  at strictly regular intervals. It pays you and  is a duty you owe to  your horses  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  J. L. DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  Pri. Sam Pool, of the C.M.R's  is in the City this week.  Pri. Scotty Bain is now in the  Canadian Engineers, miningsec-  tion.  Pri. Robt. Stackhouse has been  awarded his first stripe. He is  at the Sicamous internment  camp.  Training Soldiers  in Home Towns  Trooper. Andrew Dickie**of the  30th B. C. Horse is home from  camp on ten days leave of absence.  Trooper Geo. Mitchell of the  Internment Camp guard at Sicamous, is in the city visiting his  wife who is ill.  What We Hear  That owing to the prospective  bride being not older than 17 and  the bridegroom but 19 years of  age J. S. Morgan, registrar of  marriages, this week refused a  couple a marriage licence, the  law requiring parental consent  to a marriage when the contracting parties are under 21 years.  That the Greenwood Ledge  states that J. B. Daniel, of the  Prince George Herald, brother  of Mr. Daniels recently^ of this  City, and who joined the naval  aviation corps, may soon--be an  angel with real wings.  SAVE MONEY!  Don't Burn Your  Stoves Out!  The shades of night are falling  fast, ���   -  Prepare for Winter's chilly blast.  By Having Your  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  put into' first class shape-now  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Trooper Leslie Dickie, who was  a Guard at the alien internment  camp at Vernon,has now enlisted  with the 72nd Highlanders for  overseas service.  Pri. W. R. Mayne and Pri. J.  Moyes, who are in the City on  leave of absence, are now attached to the Pioneer Corps for  overseas service. >  In addition to 'those whose  names have already app"ared in  this paper, Ernest Haynes, Tom  Charters and Edward Smith left  for Kamloops on Saturday to join  for overseas service.  Harold Walters and Otto Busc,  recent recruits for oversens.have  signed up respectively with the  Pioneer Corps and the 54th Battalion. The Pioneers expect to  leave any day now for the East,  en route to England and France.  Sergt-Major H. Nichol writing  from Belgium on September 16,  tells of witnessing a thrilling  fight in the air between' British  and German aviators. Mr. Hun's  machine was brought., to,, the  ground, one of the occupants  being killed the other badly  .wounded.  The citizens of Merritt will  doubtless ^-be interested in an  article which appeared in the  Toronto Globe of recent date outlining the proposals of the Militia  Department in regerd to the  mobilization of the next draft of  soldiers for overseas. Instructors are now being trained, the  Globe informs,: to qualify them  for training men who enlist in  rural communities in;1 their own  towns or villages. The scheme  has been formulated on past experiences. The first 150.000 men  were largely signed up in and  about the large cities, to which  places many recruits had travelled at considerable personal expense, some to be declared unfit.  In future, if a community with  a population of 1000 produces  fifty recruits the men will be  trained in their own town" by a  specially trained instructor. In  places with over 1,00(T but less  than 4000 population, 100 recruits  are necessary to qualify for home  training facilities; over 400, 200  men.  It is feit locally that with the  closing down of the railroad construction esmps in this neighborhood there will be a rapid increase  in recruiting, so that our public  representatives would seem to  now have an opportunity of  stemming the migration of men  leaving the Valley to be trained  ih other parts. ,  Personal Column  Leaving on the coast train; today were L. E. Morrissey and  Andy Hoggan, who are on week  end trips.  There will be no morning service at 11 o'clock next Sunday in  St. Michaels Church. There will  be evening service at 7.30, The  Vicar will hold service at Nicola  in the morning. '  Mrs. C. M. Winny was in town  on Monday on business.  ���Birth���To Mr, Harry and Mrs.  Rogers, October 7, a son.  Birth���To Mr. and Mrs. Wm,  Common, at Nicola Valley Hospital, Sunday, October 3; a son.  Birth���To Mr. and Mrs. Ron-  oldi, at Canford, October 6th, a  daughter. ;,.; -   7     -*v v  Notice of  Cancellation of Reserve  Following an adjournment of a  hearing before Magistrate Morgan last night, F. L. Dubois,  timber cruiser of Fernie, today  withdrew the "charge against  Martin Kerrigan, of stealing $70  or $75 here yesterday morning. J  Word has been received that  the late Donald McPherson was  I a native of Dunoon, Scotland. -  . Miss B. Munro, of Nicola!  spent a few days in the city this  week.    Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson, of '"S X" ranch were in  town on Tuesday.  R. Whittaker, of Lower Nicola  was a business visitor in town on  Tuesday.  J. W. Langley, of Willow  Grange Farm, Canford was a  business visitor in the City on  Tuesday.  ���I***^* *��5^**^* *^�� *^* *��5* ���$��� ��J* -^* *J* *^�� *^**2* ^J�� *5* ��� J* *5* *��J* *^* �������� ^ *2* *2* *I* 'J* ���1*^* ^* ^* *I* ^* ^*^* *^* *I**5**I# *2*^* ���J**** *I* *** *5**I* *���*������* *** -^ *-  I    GROCERIES     !  READ THE  PRIGES CAREFULLY  Repair Work of AH Kinds  Engineers Examination  Provincial Boiler Inspector G.  C. McGowan opened at the Provincial Court House yesterday an  examination of engineers for  certificates of competency under  the 'B.C. Boiler Inspection^Act.'  Some half dozen candidates presented themselves at the opening  of the examination; others will  write today and tomorrow.  On_Sa^rday,_Octob_er__3_0) _a  Linen shower will be held under  the auspibes of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hospital. The^decision was -made at Tuesday's  meeting when there was a good  attendance of Members. Mrs.  Welfare and Mrs. Ray served tea.  Mr. and Mrs. William Cranna  8re expecteJ to arrive from  Scotland tonight.  I  FOB SALE.  , Two Span  of  Working Horses  Sik to eleven years of age  1,300 to 1,500 lbs.  Used to Logging  J.   G.   THYNNE,  Otter Flat       -       B. C.  1  Magistrate J. S. Morgan has  received a letter dated September  12 and mailed from France by  Corporal Charlie Howse in which  he states that "as it'is .pay day  we are busy. All the Merritt  boys are O. K., and some of us  are hoping to leave very soon for  a holiday and rest in England.  Sergt. Alec McKay, who has  been visiting relatives in Coupar  Angus, Perthshire, writes to J.  S. Morgan acknowledging fetters  and gifts. He has heard, he  says, from "Jim and Andy Paton  P. McLean and Ted BulIock"and  asks to be remembered to 'Tim'  Laws. Sergt. McKay, who was  'gassed,' returned to the trenches, this time to be wounded by  shrapnel. He only remembers a  fla"sh"of"wind and  fire when  shrapnel burst over him.  the  New Members for  The Red Cross  Six new members enrolled with  the Red Cross Branch at the  regular meeting yesterday afternoon. They were Mrs. Moyes,  Mrs. Irvine, Mrs. Rogers, Misses  Doris McGoran,- Z. Ha we, V.  Lawson.  Various committees were formed to take care of the preparation  of material to be' made into hospital and surgical" bandages,  dressings and other articles. A  considerable qVantity of linen  and similar material has been  purchased and is being transformed for use "at Red Cross  hospitals. ��� ���*--  As surgical dressings must  conform strictly to the requirements of the authorities these  will be made only at the Red  Cross rooms, at the old building  of the Bank of Toronto.  o t A meeting will be held each  <mt>' and every Thursday at 3 oclock.  *  *  f  G0C0ANUT  SAGO  TAPIOCA  QUICK PUDDINGS  BIRD'S CUSTARD POWDERS  PINEAPPLE  LOBSTER,  SALMON  Blue Label KETCHUP X      '  SWEET P.CKLES  "Eagle Brand" MILK ?'  "ButterCup"   MILK '-*  JAM) Gooseberry and Dams an  BUTTER; best value in town  FLOUR, Royal Household     .  LIFEBUOY SOAP  11 BLUE RIBBON'I TEA!  per lb. .24  .30  .30  4 lbs  4 lbs  2 pkts. for .25  * per pkt. .17  2 large tin for .35  per tin ,30  " 2 ��ns for .23  ,      -per bot. ^32  -   _per bor. .30  *'  perjin .17'  per tall tin .10  4 lb. tins each ,65  3 lbs. for M0  0. /  98-lb. sack 3.50  per cake ,05  per pkt. ;40  i  *  i  *  -I  V  *��  *  Enquire our prices on all Groceries;  t  t ���  f  The careful Housewife buys at  THE  MERRITT  V  *.  *  *  *  ���  ���  i  I  I  i  Mr. and Mrs. A. Ford ,and  children, of Coalmont, registered  at the Coldwater Hotel last  night.  r'G. B. Armstrong was a visitor  to the ranch of Mr J. G. Thynne,  Otter Valley, at the beginning of  the week.  R. Boyden and Gus-Brolin, of  Seattle, returned to Merritt this  Week on a visit to the home of  their parents.  Leslie Cook, miner, who was  injured a few days ago by a fall  of coal left the General Hospital  on Wednesday. ���  Mr. J. Graham, of the Inland  Coal & Coke Company,"; returned  to the city on ,Tuesday "after  spending ��� several weeks at the  coast.        " *   *  "Sergt.-^Butcher Tom Heslop,  30'th B. C? Horse, arrived in .the  -City.ron Monday, night from Vernon alien internment camp, being  ori leave of absence.. j  .Miss Dash wood-Jones, of.New  Westminster, sister of _Mrs.- M.  Shore left here, on 'Wednesday  morning after spending a, vacation with her sister..  Mr. and. Mrs.- A. Smith and  daughter, who have lived in the  city, for several years, .left on  Monday's^C.P.R. train en route  '���o Detroit,,Michigan, where they  will reside Jn-future.*    '    _ -"  *  t  Fire Dangers from  Domestic Stoves  As the season is fast approaching, when cool evenings will demand the starting of fires in our  homes, and as the month of  October is known to firemen as  a month -when chimneys and  flues cause the most trouble the  following practical suggestions  taken from a bulletin of the  Commission of Conservation will  if, properly followed, help to  prevent damage to property and  loss of life:  ��� STOVES-Place a metal'stove  board on the wood -floor under  the stove, and extending at least  twelve inches in front.of the ash  pit door. Protect all walls and  partitions-within two feet of any  stove with a metal shield ahd  ���the wall. Leave no kindling or  other wood in the oven over  night. Do not hang clothes too  near thevstove or stovepipes." ���     i  PIPES-lyee that the lengths  of stovepipe are well fitted together, free.from rust holes and  parted seams, wired firmly and  fitted perfectly into the chimney.  Stovepipes passing through partitions, walls, floors, attics and  roofs are dangerous at best.  Where these must pass through  partitions, walls or floors always  use a double thimble. You should  examine the. stovepipes in the  attic. They may come apart or  rust. Fluff and spider webs are  likely to gather on and around  them, to be set on fire when you  least expect-it.  The loggers of Alrick "& Hayes  camp have donated $32150 to the  Commemoration Day Fund. '   "_  "Who needs the- money."  We do, but still can pay cash,  even when people don't, do the  same to us. Any more bets in  sight. Let's have $20.00 on  the ledgers ! Talk is cheap.  Mr. W. Cartwrighr, one*of the  {oca!, miners who some time ago  tried pastures new in New Mexico found that Merritt is not such  a bad place after all and returned  here this week.  Chief Constable Colin Cameron, Provincial Poice.-with-head-  quarters at Ashcroft, arrived in  the City on Monday night, being  over on'a trip of inspection of  hotels in the district, visiting  Coutlee, Nicola, and other points.  . William Bradley, of the office  staff of Middlesboro Collieries  has enlisted for overseas service  and he left today for Kamloops  where he will be designated to a  regiment chosen by him. Mr.  Bradley will leave with the best  wishes of his many friends.  Alex Lucas M. L. A.,~is in the  Nicola Valley attending tovarious  matters affecting the welfare of  hi_ constituents. He "has just  completed a trip of the Interior,  during which he .opened Armstrong fall fair. He arrived^ in  Merritt last night.    v ''- ' ' ~  NOTICE IS-HEREBY GIVEN that  the Reserve existing on- certain lands '  in  the vicinity  of Canford, B.C., and  forme Iy covered by  Timber Licence  No. 37581, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette,  on 'tiieZlih' of December, I907,7is cancelled.     The said lands will be opened-  to entry by pre-emption at 9Va.m., on-*  .vlonday the 6th day of December, 1915,  at the office of the Government Agent,  at Nicola. - '  R.-A. RENWICK,  Deputy Minister of Lands  Department of Lands,   >  Victoria, B.C..  Sept.'24, 1915  NOTICE  S. Dorer, Jeweler, having left  Merritt, be_rs~ to inform those  customers who failed to call for,  their Watch Repairs that same  can be had from A. SORENSON  Jeweler, PRINCETON.  MAIL CONTRACT  . SEALED TENDERS, addressed to  the~Postmaster General, will be received  at Ottawa until noon, on Pr"day, the\  29th October, 1915, for the conveyance  of His Majesty's Mails, on a proposed  Contract for four years, six times per  week on the route between the MERRITT POST OFFICE and KETTLE-  VALLEY STATION from the Postmaster General's pleasure.  ���Printed notices containing further information as to conditions of proposed-  Contract jnay be seen and blank "forms  of Tender may be obtained at the Post  Office of Merritt/and at,the office of'the Post Office Inspector.:       -       *    '  JOHN R. GREENFiELD, ^  __, ~      *      . Post Office Inspector.  . Post Office. Inspector's Office, Van-.  couver, B.C.,-17th Sep��� 1915.     -*-i���    -  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU<  " L'ATIONS.  Mr. Youngman, of Lauder's  ranch, who was seriously injured  several weeks ago in an accident  when riding his horse which ran  away dragging him with it, left  the hospital here on Wednesday,  being taken home in Mr.Lauder's  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 tp '.  one applicant.' ���' ' - .     -  '  Application for a lease must be made *  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the,district ln 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 inust be accompanied by a fee of-$5, which__will_be_r^-l  funded 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.    v  The person ^operating the mine shall  furnish the'Agent .with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity'of mer< '  chantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If tbe coal mining rights  are 'not being operated, such, returns  should be furnished at least once a  year. .  The lease will include the coal mining rightsvonly, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine ,  at the rajte of ?10.00 an ac're.v "  ��� For    full- ^information.^application -  should be made to.the Secretary of the.  Department of this*Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent "or Sub-Agent or Dominion Lands.    -,,'-"*.?    .     "  "l "' -     " ,.   -W. W. CORY,     \  - Deputy Minister of the Interior,  ��� -N.B.���Unauthorized publication o|  this advertisement will'not-be patf  for.���58782.    ..       ' '      '"  Ex-Mayor Archie Jackson left  at the beginning of the week on  the Kettle. Valley Railway for  Penticton. and Midway. * With  his brother he is spending a few   days  at various   points in  the  car practically"returnedI to normal i Boundary country.   He is eypec-  healtH.       '  ~ 1te" h��me on Tuesday.  <\  "1  v  M

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