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 if.  I  Iff  Vol. 5, No. 45  THE   HOME  PAPER    POR    THE    CITY    tip    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   OCTOBER   1,   1915  Price 5 Cents  Price 5 Cents  Government's Splendid Work for Advanced Education.---Prominent  Visitors to Merritt.~Rev. Harold Plummer Resigns.~Patriotic Nicola  7       . j~_��� ��-���  Merritt's Vicar  to Leave Parish  Rev. A. H. Plummer to Talcs Up  Indian Mission Work at  Chulus Reserve  Prohibitionists  ElecJ: Officers  lX  The Rev. A. H. Plummer, vicar of  St. Michaels Anglican Church, in this  City, has announced that he has accepted a call to take up Indian work at  Chulus Reserve, adjoining the parish,  and will leave on arrangements being  made for a successor to him.  The announcement was made following the harvest service held in the  Church on Wednesday evening. The  retiring Vicar expects to take up his  duties in about a month. '  After thanking the people for.-**their  eplendid work in decorating the church  and for their gifts he said. "I have a  statement to make. I am goiifg to leave  the parish. I have had an offer from  Archdeacon Pugh to take up work at  the Indian Mission at Chulus.. The offer was made to me three months ago.  I did not consider it seriously until a  few weeks, ago, 11 have taken counsel  of the Bishop and have, asked for his  advice in the matter, a The Bishop told  me to make a decesion.  After a great deal of thought and  prayer I decided-it is my absolute  ,duty to go to minister to the Indians.  Therefore as soon as the Bishop relieves  me I shall leave you. hoping to gO from  better to better in serving Him."  He concluded by hoping that the  work of the church-would prove-more  fruitful. ,,  ',_ The Rev. A. Harold Plummer came  to St Michael's last March, from Lum-  Jby, near Vernon.,succeeding the Rev.  James Thompson who left the parish to  enter the diocese of the Bishop of  Algona at Sault St Bfarie.  Small Attendance at Meeting-  Will Arrange for Big Mass  Meeting  Patriotic Coal Miners  At the first public meeting held in  support of the Provincial prohibition  movement in Merritt on Tuesday evening���and which was poorly attended  plainly owing to lack of proper" advertising of the meeting���the business done  consisted solely of the election of officers and a committee.  Mr. D. Dodding, of Lower Nicol a, was  elected chairman of the meeting.  The election of officers resulted as follows : President B. G. Stewart, of Nicola ; vice-president D. Dodding; secretary-treasurer A. R. Carrington; committee : for Merritt District���P. Bond,  P. McLean. Howell John, T. R. Laws.  J. S. Morgan, L. K. Morrissey, Rev. J.  Hyde, Mr. Berkley (Collettville), E. B.  Mayon.  Canford district: H. C. Meeker, S.  Lytham ; Lower Nicola : R. Whittaker,  J. Smith ; Nicola: A. E. Howse, Thos.  Telfer ; Aspen Grove : P. W. Crowder;  Coldwater Valley: Wm. Thompson.  When the election of committee members took place the opinion was expressed that a strong and generallyiap-  proved point made at the prohibition  meeting held in Vancouver was that no  offence should in the slightest degree  be given to hotelmen or their businesses.  All supporters of prohibition were working for a principle and several were  closely attached to the liquor traffic.  Some of the best workers, too, were  among those who habitually took strong  drink.  _It.was. stated that the_next step to be  taken locally would be the" arranging of  a large meeting to be held in Merritt  when addresses would be delivered by  prominent sneakers from Vancouver  and elsewhere.  Present at the meeting were Revs  J. Hyde and G. Kinney, Messrs. Berkley, D. Dodding, M. L. Grimmett, Jos.  . F. Bond, P.  Thompson, M. Mclntyre, A. R. Carrington, T. McStay.  Lecture Given on Educative  Value of School Gardens  Mr. J. W. Gibson tells in Interesting way of Progress of Elementary Agricultural Scheme in Provincial Schools  . Grants for Schools  A Year Full of  Patriotic Work)  The Nicola Branch of the Patriotic Guild Shows Fine  Record for Year  Speaking interestingly and convincingly to an audience composed largely  of teachers in the public schools, school  trustees,  adult scholars and parents,  present at the city hall on Tuesday  evening, Mr. J. W. Gibson,  Provincial  Director of elementary agricultural education,  told of the  success  of  the  movement instituted by th<! Government  for the better education of the children  by bringing nature-study into the curriculum of the schools. >*'  Illustrating,  with excellent lantern  step in the scheme started here largely  through the efforts of Miss V. Lawson,  bf the public school staff,  Mr.   Gibson  remarking that in this case he would  allow a Government grant of 100 cents  to the dollar on the cost of. the work asi  would be done in similar development  at the schoolground of the larger school.  'British Columbia being.a province  largely dependent.upon its natural resources���mining, fishing, lumbering and  agriculture, it was vitally im ortant.  declared Mr.   Gibson,    that   children  ���i;j������    .. ,      .      .    ���  1���.-�����;��.  ax,.   vnuBun,    mac   cnudren  slides,  the good results of the school'should learn more of nature's product-  The very excellent tesults obtained  by the energetic ladies of the Nicola  Branch of the Nicola Valley Patriolic  Guild during  the first year of their  work in collecting and making comforts  for Canadian soldiers at the front is  shown by the itemized summary reproduced below.   It will be seen that Nicola ladies have faithfully carried out an  "mportant work in a manner worthy of  high commendation.  Alf. Sowerby has  Left for England  ���������. (.1  Departure of Late Manager of  Co-operative Society  Regretted  gardening movement firmly instituted  a year ago by the Provincial Government, by portraying pictures of school-  grounds transformed from ugly eyesores to scenes of beauty abounding  with beautiful flowers and' products of  the soil, and laying constant emphasis  on the aesthetic value of school .training allied to nature, his advice was followed closely for well over an hour.  As well as to show what had been  accomplished by schools in other parts  of B. C.. the lecture was anticipatory  to a scheme proposed to be undertaken  in Merritt for the development of the  School gardening idea;.    A  Numerous pictures were thrown on  the screen depicting children at work  in school gardens at the Coast and; in  the Interior, as well as plans of their  design, also pictures of the school  grounds showing the various stages of.  the juvenile work during the transition  from the ugly wooded and  " stony "|  while they were being fitted by educa  tion for a career. When-there were  but 20 per cent instead of, as there  should be, 50 per cent of the population  of the province engaged in agricultural  persuits all would realize the importance  of the instruction the Department were  adopting.  A few of the comments expressed by  the lecturer were -  " Children should be taught to live  better in the'making of a living."  '"Childrenneed to be brought into  direct touch with agriculture. Acquaintance with it.leads to their exercising  greater appreciation and control."  '��� Gardening is the controlling of fo -  ees of nature for or against us. Nature  | _tudyis invaluable tothe fuller development of the child mind."  .f H. S. Cleasby, chairman of the School  Board; ~ presided at .the lecture, and introduced the. speaker. Principal E. L.  Morrissey ably officiated at the lantern.  Because approximately a "quar- ,---��� ��� -�����""���  ter of a million mine workers in |^erfl:_K..,.l,,*taker'  Great Britain  have joined the  army two representatives of mining interests  Mr.   Richardson,  Labor M.P., and Mr. Baird, one  of the great mine owners, are  now in Canada en quiring into  the possibility of getting1 unemployed Canadian miners to work  in-the British mines.   After a  sojourn   in the East they will  visit  British  Columbia  mining  centres.       \    -         ,j      .uui.ijsoe.y amy outdated at tneiante  ground to the tilled and productive gar- Others present included Trustee F. S  den. Gay,, Dr. G. H. Tutill, Medical Inspec  Highly praiseworthy references were tor of Schools, and CitySolicitor M. L  made during the lecture, to the initial  Grimmett. -    .  Handkerchiefs  Socks  Cakes Soap  Bandages  Hospital Shirts  Dressing Gowns  Cholera Belts  Men's Sweaters  Wristlets  Hot Water Bottle Covers  Flannel Shirts  Men's Undervests  Men's Underdrawers  Tooth Brushes  Towels  Pillow Slips  Table Napkins  Safety Pins  Bed Socks  Wash Rags  'Sheets  Cards  Absorbent Gauge  Absorbent Cotten  Absorbent Lint  Bundles of Old Linen  . One, ..each���_ Nurse_sl. A prop, ��� pair  Men's Bedroom Slippers; Blanket,  Roller Towel, Counterpane, pa.ket  Boracic Acid, pot Vaseline, bottle  Florida Water. Total number of  articles 1,152.  380  pairs 150  180  129  36  23  38  ^   13  pairs 18  24  11  12  .    12  20  25  16  12  dozen 7  6  6  5  6  6  3  2  4  pkts.  rolls  rolls  rolls  Alfred Sowerby,  manager of  the Co-operative Society's store  in Merritt, at one time president  and a popular business man resident in the City for several years,  recently  resigned   hia   position  with the society and on Wednesday left by the C.P.R. transcontinental for the East en route to  England where his wife  is now  located.  ihat the departure of Mr.  Sowerby from the eommunity  is widely regretted was evidenced at the station when several friends were present to wish  him Godspeed on his journey.  Popularly recognized as ayoung  man with high ideals! of exemplary character and a quiet yet  strong force, in the promotion of  anything tending towards the  uplifting and better living of  young men, he was too a staunch  worker in the various organizations attached to the Methodist  Church where his conscientious  endeavers wiil be missed.    -  Innumerable friends and acquaintances of Mr. Sowerby will  wish him even greater prosperity  in whatever-sphere - of -business-; .  aiid socialactivity the future has  destined for him.  Miner Receives Injury  On. Wednesday afternoon shortly  2.00, Leslie Cook, a miner, employed  by Middlesboro Collieries, was hurt  while working in No. 7 mine, a fall .of  coal crushing him to the ground, the  unfortunate man Sustaining serious  wounds on the head and back,, necessitating his being removed to .the Hospital, where he received the attention  'of Dr. Gillis.  Many Applications  Received for  Vacant Post  re-  Over twenty applications were  ceived by the committee of the Cooperative Society for the position of  manager in succession to A. Sowerby,  resigned. Four of the applicants reside in the City, the remainder being( _ B.���... B1 vuu.uu us. me ocnooi  from Vancouver and other points at I towards the cost of fencing and laying  the Coast.   After careful consideration J out nf tha aciinni ����^���� ���-���:-J  ���*���  | Promises Grant  Towards School  Gardening Work  Mr. J. W. Gibson, director of elementary education for the Department  of Enucat.ion, informed Chairman H.  S.' Cleasby of the City School Board  this week that he would be pleased to  make a grant of $60. On to the School  .,       -,-��� .    Yesterday - closed   the   best  Matenai on hand to the value of ?45.75 month the local mines have ex-  2_Vr__rh-    . s"^*���--��� ��� -S-"'  2Mb., of Field Comfort. o,������-.ttog'5H"*"3 * "* " �����"���������>���  tobacco, writing materials, etc., have f  been despatched.  Through an agency in England hampers  are being sent to the Nicola Boys  the list was reduced to three.  Merritt Mercantile Company  ^^-^GA5H-^^UES-----^  October 2nd 0ME WEEK October Sth  STOVE POLISH, "Gipsy'  2 tint for .10  "MERCO"   BUTTER  "MERCO"   TEA  "PRIDE OF MERRITT'  ]  enquiries will be made .for consideration and a decision at the meeting of  the committee to be held next Tuesday.  At present Pete Moyes,is managing  the store.  out of the school garden carried out  Further I through the enterprise of Miss Lawson  Wedding Bells  CLIPPE - GOVETT  He a)so promised a grant for the  school garden and playground improvements proposed to be done next spring  by the' co-operation of the Trustees  and the teachers of the school.  TEA  per lb. .40  per lb. .40  per lb. .SO  | COFFFE, Chase and Sanborai, Seal Brand, Special 2-lb. tin  Milk; B. C., Hotel size, large,  Milk, Buttercup or St. Charles  [^FLOUR, Royal Household,        49-lb sacks  per case  per tin  4.65  .10  1.75  Buckwheat Flour,' 10-lb. sacks, reg. .55,      .40  Oatmeal, Standard Ground, reg. .60, 45  Rolled Oats    ��� ��� ..        . 20-lb.-ck, $1.*00  U  Artistic Harvest  Decorations at  Nicola Church  OLD DUTCH CLEANSER,  3 tins, .25  Grapes, Concord and other varieties, per 101b bkt  Pears for Preserving per box '  Lemons .������_������ , ���_ -  t, ���-,: per doz.  Bananas _������ .  per doz.  j WHEAT, For Feed, Local  .65  1.35  .35  .40  per 100-lbs.     2.00  3  POTATOES per sack   ".75  ONIONS, 10-lbs. .25  WANTED       ��   Local Ranch Eggs   --       WANTED  '���'.���        Must be strictly fresh .        - We pay highest prices.  The Harvest Festival service held at  Nicola Anglican Church on Tuesday  evening was attended by some forty  parishioners who listened with rapt attention to an impressive sermon by the  Rev. Wilfrid Sandilands . on - the text  ' Behold the Sower went forth to sow.'  Assisting in the devotions were the  Rev. A. H; Plummer, vicar, and Mr.  C. W. Silk.   ,Mrs.   Plummer presided  Merritt Mercantile Company  Prominent Visitors  Visit Merritt  and Nicola Lake  Mr. Jonathan Rogers president  of Vancouver Board of'. Trade,  accompanied  by. Mrs.   Rogers,  also Mr.  H. A. Stone,  of Gait  Bros.,  the drygoods firm,   and  Mrs. Stone and chaffeur, arrived  in the city on* Monday night on  the C. P. R., their large automobile also being entrained.   The, .    party left here next day on a |at the 01*gan with her customary ability.  tour which will take in Spokane i sPecial harvest hymns were sung-  and various points in Washington  State, including Seattle.  After leaving Merritt the automobile jJarfcy travelled to Nicola  where they were entertained to  lunch at the hospitable home of  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howse.  Interviewed on the progress of  the prohibition movement of  which he is Provincial leader,  Jonathan Rogers said that from  remarkable evidences already reported from all corners of the  Province prohibition would carry  as a conquering wave.  The marriage  took place on  Monday   morning   last  at  the  Anglican Church by the Rev. A.  H. Plummer,  of, Florence Marguerite Govett and Joseph Byron  Cliffe,  both of Kamloops.   The  parents of the bride were wit-  nesses-of^the^interestijig^ce're"  mony,   T.ie wedding party came  over by automobile.   The bridegroom is a well known stationer  in our neighboring city.  "Joe"  Due to the efforts of Churchwarden  G. Lodwick.and the ladies of the parish,  the interior of the edifice was most effectively decorated   with   seasonable  evergreens and flowers, artistic design  rather than over embellishment being  the keynote of the decorations,    From  among a bevy of beautiful flowers of  tender tints towered tall   cornstalks,  while the altar rail was literally covered with clusters of tiiyr crab apples.  Red autumnal leaves were a dominating  feature of the decorative products of  the farm and garden, offered as a symbol of thanksgiving.^  'Following the service Mrs. Mickle  kindly entertained the out of town  visitors,  Joe Martin, M.P., for St. Pancras���,  who has been away from his seat in thej  Imperial Parliament, owing to the  "complete absence of really important  business since the war started (!) " is  due in Merritt tonig t from Kamloops  to confer with local Liberals. -  Tomorrow is the date of the Liberal  Federal nominating convention, which  will take, place at Ashcroft, when  Joseph will be one of the most powerful  boosters for his old friend���Joe  Valley Soldiers left  For Coast Camps  Sergt.   Leitch's  Recruits   Leave  Kamloops for Vancouver  and Victoria  Between thirty-five and forty of the  Nicola Valley boys enlisted by Sergt J.  Leitch, who left in batches during the  past several  weeks for Kamloops for,  overseas service left there on Monday  for the Coast to report to the camps of v  the va- ious regiments to which  they-  have been designated. Several of them  have   got attached to both  the  72'nd  ^Highlanders.and.the-Canadian^Mounted^"  Rifles and will do their winter training  at Hastings Park or Victoria.  The recruits, who wore civilian dress  ���they will don the khaki on reaching  the Coast camps���were given  an  enthusiastic send off by the citizens present at  the station,   an  Italian  band  playing them away with vivacious airs.  Among those who saw them leaving  were Capt. C. Tyner of Lower Nicola,  and Provincial Constable Bell who says  the Merritt boys, especially the Scotch  miners "stuck together like leeches"  all being in high  spirits and sending  messages of regard to their friends in  the Valley.  Four More for Kamloops  Four husky recruits, including  John and Charles Nelson, twin  brothers, with George Andrews  and Albert Stirling have been  signed up by Recruiting Sergeant  Leitch and will leave for Kamloops tomorrow to join for overseas. Since his appointment  Sergt. Leitch has now signed up  and sent away 39 Vecruits���in 37  uays.  A receipt for $207.00, donated  by the local St John Ambulance  and Red Cross  branch  to, the  Provincial fund in support of the  No 5 Canadian General Hospital  at the base in France, and raised  on the tag day of August, 4, has  been received by  President W.  Welfare from Mr. xC- 'G. Pennock,  treasurer of the fund,  who also  acknowledges a separate donation  of $95 from the miners at Middlesboro Collieries.  The donation from the Coalhill  and Pacific mines is included in  the $207.00 item.  Accompanying the receipts is  , a,warm letter of thanks to all the  j workers and donors,  "  .������.���.-.���'<��� Friday, Oct. 1, 1915  THE 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  A.   F.   RANKINE, DRUGGIST  THE  NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable In advance, $2.00 per year in Canada.  Britain. United Sta*es and Foreign Countries, ?2.B0.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley Ne.vs, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  LET'S BE OPTIMISTIC!  Although the war has changed local conditions in many directions  the people have several reasons for looking forward to the coming winter with optimistic thoughts and anticipations. With constructional  work on the Kettle Valley Railway likely to continue until well into  the winter; the largely increased demand for Merritt coal known to be  assured for some months to come; the successful harvesting under ideal  conditions of excellent yields of crops in all parts of the Valley: the activity of the Canford Mills, all these conditions directly or indirectly  affect the state of prosperity to be expected here during the coming six  months or more.  Further, the large and profitable shipments of beef catde delivered  and yet to be delivered to markets near and far are significant of activity  on the ranges where herds were this year fed in places where grass was  never known to grow before. When rain was needed in the Spring it  fell abundantly in the Nicola Valley, when sun was wanted for the  ripening of the hay and grain and the harvesting of it, it shone in all its  splendor. Other products of the land have Jaeen equally blessed, our  railways have been kept busy with passing traffic in freight and passengers. This year for the first time carloads of delicious Okanagan fruit  picked in the morning have been on dishes on our supper tables the  same evening, to remind us that Merritt is now in direct connection  with the famous Okanagan. Our hotels and stores have felt the opening up of a new source of passenger and tourist traffic, many people  from far and near visiting the Valley over the direct route from Penticton instead of passing down the main line. Add to this the fact that  there may be an influx of soldiers here for a winter camp we see there  is every ground for the people of Merritt and the Valley being staunch  optimists rather than pale faced pessimists. Must not these factors be  helpful in drawing the bashful dollars from their lairs.?  ��� ���'���."��� .'.���.'  The efforts made by the City School Trustees in interesting the elementary agricultural branch of the Department of Education in the local  schools have borne fruit and a further step has been accomplished in  the arrangements being made for the completion of a school gardening  scheme for the benefit of the scholars. It is generally conceded that  the present state of the public schoolground is hardly a credit to the  City. Now it is definitely known ��� that the director of elementary  agricultural education, will make a grant towards the scheme in prospect  for next summer and will lend his assistance in providing school gardens  and lawns for the benefit of the practical and aesthetic training of the  scholars under an advanced educational system the citizens can look  forward to the large school ground becoming next year a place of  beauty and possibly "a joy for ever."  Visited Merritt to  Inspect Armory  Sergt-Major Charles, warrant  officer, and Corporal Taylor, of  the Army Service Corps, who are  touring military centres throughout the Province and inspecting  stores at armories and drill halls  were in Merritt this week, spending some time at the Armory in  connection with their duties.  Reports were taken and requisitions noted by the army men  during their visit. They left on  the C. P. R. Coast trairuon Wednesday morning.  Local Jottings  Herbert Wigmore, of this city,  left on Monday by the C.P.R.  train for Montreal en route���to the  Old Country.  Mr. Frank Bond will be the  speaker at next Monday night's  Epworth League meeting,subject  " The field of action."  Whist Drive and Dance  to be held of li.P. Hall  On Monday, October 18, in the  K. P. Hall the Patriotic Guild  will hold a whist drive and dance  to raise funds for carrying on the  patriotic work of the guild for  the benefit of soldiers at the  front in the provision of articles  of comfort and necessaries. The  decision was made at the regular  meeting of the guild held on  Monday afternoon at the home  of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Howes  who cordially welcomed and entertained the ladies present. It  was reported that Mrs. Camamile  had contributed two dollars as a  donation to the Guild work.  Mrs. Cumberland entertained  the members of the Pythian  Sister lodge to tea on Thursday  at her home.  Don't forget '' Damon and Pythias" at the Rex tonight, and  the serial "The Black Box," on  Monday and Tuesday.  Mayor Joseph Walters returned  at the week end after attending  as local civic delegate the convention of B. C. Municipalities held  at Chilliwack last week.  Ticket No. 45 won the picture  painted by D. Wallace of this  city, and raffled on Tuesday last.  Postmaster Langstaff was the  lucky winner of the prize.  The Rev* Kinney crushingly  defeated Billy Fairley in a fishing  contest at Nicola Lake on Friday.  One fish the reverend' gentleman  landed was just over two feet  long and weighed over 6-lbs.  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT   'x  B. C.  Hot and Cold  Water.      TJoonw   With  Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed  Hotel that meets the requirements  Traveling Public. ,,  _f the  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  B. C. Mines Will Boom  Says P. A. OTarrell  The curfew bell will be rung in New. Westminster hall every evening at 8 o'clock as a warning to all and sundry under 15 years of age  that it is time to make for home. This action was taken by the council  on the request of the Council of Women.  Drs. Gilbert ��� Manna ��� Anderson  British    Columbia's       _.��-a_ii*) _        D��nfci___  SAVE^MONEY  BY  HAVING^YOUR"^^"^"  DENTAL   WORK  DONE  IN];VANCOUVER  Our prices^are about HALK those charged by other dentists.  Our work is of the VERY BEST. ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN  OR INCONVENIENCE.  Crowns, Plates and  Bridgework   a   Speciality.     When  you  come to Vancouver be sure to come in for a FREE EXAMINA-,  TION AND CONSULTATION.    All Work Guaranteed.  Dr. Gilbert's PamlessDwitalParlors  Second Floor, Dominion Bf_g. ZQffhastinqs 5t.W. Cor. Camb'te  " ���  VAHCOOVEW _ "  P, A. O'Farrell, a well known  mining authority and writer, recently made a trip through B.C.  and gives his impressions in the  Spokesman-Review, as follows:  'British Columbia mines will  boom as never before.  'Canada is determined to foster  every branch of the metal mining  industry. ;y;  'Great Britain has given the  Trail smelter contracts for7 all  the zinc, lead and copper���.: it can  produce in two years at eminent:,  ly satisfactory prices.  'The Canadian Pacific railway  has decided to make Trail smelter  the equal of the greatest reduction works on the American  continent.'  J. Corbett, of Princeton Road,  who is numbered among Aspen  Grove's prosperous ranchers, was  in town on Wednesday on business. Mr. Corbett, says the  early rains of the spring produced  excellent results on the ranches  and that those Aspen Grove way  have no kick' to register as regards crops.  Mr. J. L. G^ Abbott, son of the  late Mr; H. B. Abbott of Vancou ���  ver and Dot, and a well known  barrister in Vancouver, where he  was in partnership with the late  Col. Hart McHarg. left on Tuesday evening's train from Merritt  for the Coast after visiting various points in the Valley. Mrs.  Abbott and son Harry accompanied Mr. Abbott.  Nicolo Valley Meat Market  Nicola Valley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Fresh  Fruit, Buffer and Eggs  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in    connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone 36  MERRITT,   B.C.  FIRE  OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  ARCHDEACON  AT  HISTORIC SYNOD  Archdeacon Pugh, of Lytton,  attended the seventh session of  the Anglican Synod held at Ottawa and which prorogued on Tues-  aay.   -:~  Historic in the annals of the  .church, prorogation day was featured by rejoicing and thanksgiving for the Allied victories in  France and Russia, the Primate,  Archbishop Matheson eloquently  expressing the spirit of the Synod  in a prayer in which he characterized theAllied victories as a  triumph for the forces of right  and truth.  With the arrival of cold snaps  and-occasional night frosts, to  say nothing of the chilly winds,  Pope and Smali are now busy  taking orders for repairs to stoves  and heaters, and getting them  ready for use at a moments notice  This well known and old established Merritt firm of plumbers  and tinsmiths is noted for high  class work. A figure on a job is  readily obtainable.  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how cmaU r-  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P.  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   IB.  C.  C. Huston, late of the local  Garage, who has recently been  staying at Golden, was a passenger on the C.P.R. main line train'  on Wednesday, travelling to Portland, Ore., to visit his brother  there.  Miss Mabel Mason, whose marriage in Alberta has just been  announced, spent some years in  extensive travelling. Her home  was in Canterbury, Eng. She  was a member of the household  of-the-Archbishop of-Ganterbury  as private tutor, spent six years  residing in Paris, and has visited  most of the interesting places of  the world. For a considerable  time she lived in Panama and  witnessed the final stages of the  construction of that engineering  wonder of the world, the.Panama  Canal, on a portion of the bed of  which she walked���before they  ' flung wide the gates/ of course.  ,    A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and C-tlqbe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe I-idemnity of  Canada  The Forward Adult Bible Class  of the Methodist Church meets  every Sunday aftern.on at 2.30.  The service is made brief, bright  and-breezy-r^MrrF.^Thpmpson is:  the leader and extends a hearty  invitation to any adults to attend.  Next Sunday afternoon Bro. Geo.  Slater will give the paper "Jesus  baptised by John."  J. W. Gibson, director of elementary .agricultural education  to the Provincial Government returned to the Coast on Wednesday  morning,  Joe Upston, who works a preemption at Tulameen was in town  last week end. In the course of  his stay in Merritt he left a boost  f or-his districtatevery-block^ as-  he renewed acquaintances with  his many old friends. Joe is  emphatic in declaring that Aspen  Grove and the Tulameen are too  heavily weighted with copper  and good cattle ranges for his  section ever to slip 'off the map.'  Last Tuesday morning ice was  noticed in many places where  "Jack Frost" could get a hold.  THE SEMI-READY SUITS are canada^-best.1  British Fabrics  Tailored by Specialists  Fitted and Finished  By the Best Experts  Pressing and Cleaning  Semi-Ready Clothes 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      rYDSOlUte '1*11   and   1*1-11SI1  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   $35.   ;  'f.  ANDY EWART  Guaranteed.   Prices  Low,   All  " Union Jack " Make  The City Tailor  ��L^mH^-H--H--H^-H-***$*K^^ Three  2**"***H***-H"H"H^  *  f  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  *  Workingmen  |F you can save each week even a small amount you  are invited to open a Savings Account with The  s   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:  Chamber Applications at the  County Court  TOTAL  ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $61,000,000  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  BANK ofTORONTO  | MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager     *i  ���^���������^������������^���^������������������������!~I^''I,*!',I**!**J*,i  . .      THE      . .  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread Daily;  Cakes  Biscuits and  M. L GRIMMETT, LL.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   KTC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  N   Our Specialty  Prompt Attention  to all  Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nkola Avenue  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  The following Chamber Applications were made before Judg(  Swanson as' the final business  before the Yale County Court  which concluded its autumnal  session on Friday:  Re late Pte J. E. Birch, killed  in France on May 24. Application  for probate. Granted to W. H.  Cowen, blacksmith, executer  under the will.  Re late Donald McAuley.   Ap-  plication for appointment of offic  ial administrator.  Granted to H.  B. Christy, of Ashcroft, B. C.  Re Nicola Valley Meat Market,  vs. Andrew Long. Application'  for substitutional service re suit  to recover judgement.  Solicitor M. L. Grimmett represented applicants.  Wedding Bells  CARTLIDGE - MASON  Friday, Oct.  The marriage took place on  Wednesday, September 22, at  Christ Church, Nanton, Alberta,-,  of Miss Mabel Mason late of  Merritt and Canford and formerly  of Canterbury, Eng., arid the  Rev. Mr.-> Cartlidge, of Christ  Church, Nanton.  The newly married couple have  taken up residence in Nanton,  where the bridegroom is vicar.  Many friends of the bride in  the Nicola Valley will extend  their congratulations to the lady  who is well known in different  spheres in the district. During  her residence in Merrittt she was  a member of the choir of the  Anglican Church.  MCLEAN &  CORP  WE HAVE PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical fittings  from A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Mclean & corp  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  A Few Hints on  Red Cross Work  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  Have >Bab's  Photo  Taken  Now  In years to come -you  will regret that vou  have not a photo of  your baby boy or girl.  T_ink it over, and __��n call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. P. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. O.F.  Meets in __.��� of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  Capt. STEPHENSON   R* HEBRON  C. K. Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  F. S. Gay,  WM.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  tnJ)a*n1>WlS*Bwa��iiouU  ��� 'NOSVOAOa'AVi  �����*IUd =IES3'01JM.  }n sn tqcuj ssii-dns jno_ jCnq  UTOI10.X, yvutiojirutvfrifpuD  'aupuntr eap/big }6 sa_sd OZ  _��_������_��_'* ��I����x P"��b ���onm-I  US) 669 'spJunSpnw Sai  ���piipai'iDsni-inbs spuSq^iq  'OAht e;ttn/3Dt?(T 'sonff. puo  ffojff Jtjwoj ?.4nfjv&ct'.*���*���_-  ���Miryj^/,��yin*'Wp=-*g3p<fc>!a  , apuo qsjH s}up-o*-ati av  S-TOAOIH 2_MVH  r   HOUSE FOR RENT  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. 0, Box 10  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  Secretary  Interesting observations ou  matters affecting offences under  the Indian Act were made at the  session by Judge Swanson and  Dominion Constable Dallin.  "To my mind the system ap-:  pears pernicious" said Judge  Swanson from the County Court  bench on Tuesday in reference to  the prevailing system by which  Dominion police officers receive  moieties from fines in convictions  they secure in the discharge 'of  their duties.  The comment arose, through a  (criticism by Lawyer Grimmett  that it produced the tendency of  officers  to   seek   offenders   by  questionable methods and to put  before the main duty of maintenance of law and order securing  of fines in which they participate.  The system does not exist in the  Provincial  police  service.   The  judge was glad the Attorney General refused to allow the practice.  The fact, in&tanced by evidence  in the Indian case in reference,  that the police officers motored  in a large car, that would make  considerable noise, right to the  Indian house   instead of using  Cariboo Pioneer  Dies at Vancouver  Michael J. McCarty, 'Cariboo pioneer,  sporting enthusiast well known thruout the province and particularly around  Ashcroft and the Nicola Valley died on  Sept. 17th, of pleuro-pueumonia at St  Pauls Hospital, Vancouver, after an  illness lasting but three days.  Mr. McCarty was one of the leading  figures in connection with the arrangements for the boxing contest held, in  Menzies Hall a few weeks ago, doing  more than one man's part in financing!  The Cowichan Leader, published at Duncan, Vancouver Island  prints the following respecting  Red Cross work.  One of the great difficulties in  connection with Red Gross work  is to persuade the workers to  keep to the instructions issued  for the work.     More than half  of the ladies who work have some  little device that is either shorter  or very much better than that  issued  by headquarters,  which  some insist on following.  Another tendency is to blame  YOUR KIN6 AND COUNTRY  NEED YOU  good woman-  the expenses of the light WinoT* go.oawoman-not from Cowichan  for Vancouver where htsttedunt:  T1.8 Baid t0 have bought back a  for Vancouver where he stayed up to  the time of his call. A great booster  for Merritt in all athletic spheres the  deceased was a popular figure in local  sporting circles, and many will mourn  his loss.     *   ��� ��� .  Always In robust health, Mr. McCarthy's sudden death comes as a distinct shock to his many friends. He  had been staying at the Bnrrard Hotel  Vancouver for several weeks.  Mr. McCarty was born July 4, 1859,  at St. John, N. B., and at the age of  13 started for the west by way of sailing ship around the Horn. He landed  in 1862 at Victoria, and later he went  to Lillooet, where he established a  trading post in the early days.  Following this he went to the 173  Mile post of the Cariboo- road, and a*  this point he became possessed of a  ranch of about 2000 acres,  and went  Meets in K. P. Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.30.  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, c.c.  J. Simpson.  ��.��.����.   uuuoe   luuieaa  or using ranch of about 2om �������� 1  quieter and more 'covered' meth* U the faring S^V? C  Ods brought from the  defending "ale for those  days.     He had made  barrister the point that it looked ftp,ace h,s h��i��e continuously  as if one person only was sought I ����- .ye8rs'    -  as other people.in the house were  the patterns for everything. One pop Cana(|a>s  Oversea'S  *-*���-"-��� ���not from Cowichan  inw h*���^* !--���-        Regiments, Cavalry  or Infantry  Recruits will be inspected and medically examined at  The Armory,  MERRITT,  On any evening between  7 and 3 p.m.  C. TYNER,  o.c. ' D ��� Squad. 31 st B. G. Horse  shirt. She had sewed up the  sides and put one sleeve into the  neck, She said: "I find this  garment to.be exceedingly badly  cut. I have put one sleeve in  but I cannot find any. place for  theother."  Surgery in military hospitals  in time of war differs considerably from surgery in a well-  equipped civil hospital in time of  peace. Dressings which are perfectly, satisfactory when made  within a few hours and a few  yards of time and place of using  are not satisfactory when subjected' to thousands of miles of  travel and the energency work  of an improvised military hospit-  K. of R. & s.  -^1  1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular meeting, 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.  No Shooting will be allowed on any  of the Douglas Lake Cattle Company's Holdings. Anybody found  trespassing will be prosecuted.  BY  ORDER,  The Douglas Lake Cattle Co, Ltd.  given ample opportunity to es  cape, while the half breed woman  who was .seen ru nhi ng away was  not followed although'the police  admitted they saw her;  The Judge also argued greater  discretion in effecting, arrests so  they would be effected 'quietly as  possible. Unless a man was  I hostile he should be treated with  every consideration suitable to  the circumstances,  During the same session Dominion Constable Da.llin, addressing the  court,   spoke   of  the  importance of preventing liquor  traffic among Indians.    He told  how Indians suffered long terms  in ^ail^ttempte^andjBommitted  suicide, and even were hung, all]  as a result of being supplied with  liquor.   In only one out of 25  cases can we find and convict the  supplier, he said.  al.  for|   A Red Cross bulletin states;���  h> fpAVflB n i,,��� *�����-i    t "When we ask our workers to  .  tie leaves a large family, four sons,        .     .,   . .. ,.  Leonard, Leslie, Augustus and Terrance  make their supplies according to  and five daughters. the directions we give, it is not  Mrs. McCarty, whose maiden name because we think that there are  was Anna Feiker, died many years ago. not many equally excellent ways  She   who   fe��.~   -i. �� ��� �����"��� .        J . ,    .".   .*���  I of preparing dressings, but simply because this particular way is  the one which is approved by  those at the head of the Medical  Department at the front, and we  cannot afford to risk wasting  valuable materials by trying experiments which may be failures.  We, therefore, call our readers'  special attention to the detailed ]  instructions given,"  GOD  SAVE   THE   KINO  She was born at Laramie while, her  parents were crossing the plains,  The funeral of Mr. McCarty' took  place at Williams Lake, B. C, in the  family burial plot.  We^ve Looked bur  Last at Canada���  CANADA'S PREMIER  MAY VISIT KAMLOOPS  We hear on good authority that  J; T- Robinson, of Kamloops, the  Conservative nominee for Cariboo, has, through the Hon Martin  Burrell M. P., extended at invitation to Sir Robert Borden to visit  Kamloops during his'proposed  trip west In October or November  ahd to deliver one of his patriotic  addresses.  The Kamloops Standard says :  Some lumber companies in East  Kootenay report a shortage of  labor, and may have to close  down for lack of men.  Sergt. Alex. McKay  Back to the Trenches  Through the kind interest of  Postmaster A. Lazenby, of Port  Hammond, B. C, whose sister is  engaged in nursing at Babworth  Hall,   Retford,   Notts,    where  Sergt. Alex McKay, of this City  lay wounded, we are informed  that   the  Sergt.   who  suffered  great agonies as a victim of Ger-  man gas made a splendid recovery. He left the institution some  two br three months ago, presumedly returning to the firing  line.  The bright news will be welcomed by the many friends oi  The following lines, received  by a lady friend of the writer, in  Merritt. were written by Pte  Donald Grant, aged 19, of Kil  donen, who enlisted with the  9Jth^anadian^Rifles,-and=left  Manitoba for France.  The verses were composed  while the young soldier was en  route to the European battlefields.  As his death as a hero has since  been recorded the sad thought,  expressed in verse "We've looked  our last at Canada" has proven  to be true in fact.  Farewell, farewell Dear Canada,  We're out across the seas,  We've looked our last at Canada,  We inhale the ocean breeze. ,  Many will sniff the canon breath,  The shell will burst for some,  But we'll do our best for Canada,  What ever else may come.  Palace Bakery  -Bread,~Cake8ir Pas tryr^etcf  ���Hot Pies every Saturday.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  f  ���ij*��^����j��^��^^-��j��^��^��^��-j��^����j*^��*j��^��*j-'^��^����5��*j��^^��^^����j��  H. H. Stevens, M.P.  To Tour Interior  No Shooting  Any Person or Persons  found Trespassing on the  Dodding Ranch  Lower Nicola  will be Prosecuted.   -  D. DODDING & SONS  I  Fernie claims to have alreadv  supplied over 900 men for the I ��"'T ��� \ria many Trienas 0:  0verSeas con        gu McKa^ specially L.O.L.  overseas con I members.   The local lodge is the  various Canadian  tingents.  The value of the food crops in  the United States this year is  j $5,300,000,000.  sergeant's next of kin.  Then let the war notes clarion  forth,  The brazen trumpet sound,   ���  We'll all be proud,of Canada  -  Wherever we are bound.  The Homeland, the Homeland,  The far spread towns we know.  The broad Dominion claims us  yet  Where ever we may go,  The Fernie scnools employ 20  teachers and have an enrollment  at the present time of 793pupil..  IT  O, welcome to the outer seas  That Britain's might retains,  For madly yet the Britains blood  Goes coursing thru our veins.  The hot blood surging strongly  now  Soon stains the battle field,  For Britain and her kharki men  Will never never yield.  Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P., for  Vancouver in the DominionHouse  was in the city on Monday.  Mr. Stevens, it is not generally  known, is a brother to Superintendent Stevens of the local Government service, with headquarters at Kamloops.  On a tour of the Okanagan and  Similkameen districts, the live  M.P.'. proposes to deliver addresses at Kelowna. Penticton.  Vernon, Princeton and other interior points on ''The War and  Industrial Conditions."  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  FOR SALE  'Potato crops are being garnered from the gardens around  the city. Good crops are obtaining.    .  Crawford Bay has contributed  22 men for overseas service,seven  of whom have received commissions.  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Gelding good roadster.   Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, " News " Office.  : Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. stock  took a jump of $9 a share in a  single day recently at the Toron-  l to Stock Exchange. Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Oct. 1, 1915  I  Horse Owners of  j the Nicola Valley  BLACKSMITHING  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.   Best workman-,  ship and fair prices  HORSESHOEING  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. lTdunlop  S     Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  ___s__________�� ��_����������� ���_____���__������������<  Endorsed and thoroughly and  enthusiastically approved by over  750.000 Knights of Pythian, as  well as many educational and  historical societies," the great Aim  of the greatest story of universal  friendship in the history of man  ���Damon and Pythias���will be  shown at the Rex Theatre tonight  only. With the scene* laid in  Greece when she was in the  height of her pomp and glory,  colossal groupings, classic dances,  games and battles on, land and  sea are shown.. As an admirer  commented "Every Pythian,  every Minister, every believer in  staunchly maintaining the sanctity of the home should see this  photo play that will never die."  Personal Column  Pete  Marquet autoed to town  on Thursday on business.  Birth���to Mr. and Mrs. David  Fairley a son on Sunday last,  Sept. 26th.       ..  C, L. Betterton, of Brookmere  left on Saturday for Seattle on a  business trip. -  Judge Swanson returned by  Saturday's train to Kamloops  after spending the week presiding over Yale County Court here.  Several friends of Mr. and  Mrs. Welfare enjoyed a pleasant  evening at "The Hall" on Friday  evening.  Provincial Constable W. Bell  left here Monday for Kamloops  on official business, returning on  Wednesday evening.  George McGowan, Provincial  Boiler Inspector, was in the City  early this week on an official  visit of inspection.  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  Repair Work of All Kinds  Pte. Tom Dryborough, of the  llth C. M. R's, was in the City  this week on leave of absence  from camp.  Mrs. and Miss Pope returned  at the week end after spending  a vacation with friends at Vancouver. ^  Mrs, G. B. Armstrong returned  home , on Monday night after  spending several weeks vacation  wilh relatives near Calgary.  LOST.-Drop Ear Ring, set  with Blue Stones and Pearls.  Reward for finder at the !News'  office.  Ed Riley, who has joined the  ambulance corps, and Harry  Hogg, came over by auto from  Kamloops on Saturday and returned next day.  Kier Hardie, the S. Wales LL.  P. leader died the early part of  this week.  Mr. Ernest Waterman, manager of the Princeton Land & Coal  Co. was in town on Thursday  en route to the coast.  Harold Walters and Otto Busk  who left last week fpr Kamloops  to enlist have signed up with the  72'nd Highlanders' for overseas  service.        -'-    ,"  '.  N. F. "Tunford and Mrs. Tun-  ford, of Pentiction, spent the  week end in Merritt. Mr. Tunford is well known as a solicitor  in Penticton.  J. T. and Miss Smith left here  en route to Nanaimo where they  will spend the winter, Mr. Smith  having obtained a position at the  coal mines there.  Among the numerous guests  registering daily at the Coldwater  Hotel this week were D. F.  Br own, of Hedley, T, F. Ryan and  children,_of Spokane.  B,  Stum-  blers, of Winnipeg, A. McMaster  of Summitt, R. B. Berks, of Victoria. J. B. Cliffe and Mrs. and  Miss Covett of Kamloops.  The sidewalk alongside the  Coldwater Hotel. has been improved considerably this week.  A new cream cheese factory is  being started at Chilliwack.  I  I  9m  FOR SALE.  Two Span  of  Working Horses  Six to eleven years of age  1,300 to 1,500 lbs.  Used to Logging  The Singer Sewing Machine tings  from shore to shore. N. J. BARWICK  is sole Agent in-Merritt and the Nicola  Valley for these world famous Sewing  Machines. See the new models at my  store, Granite Avenue.  Wm. Rogers, who has been, in  the city from Lytton for a month  returned to that place oh Wednesday. During his stay here  Mr. Rogers'was-theguest6f:Mrr  Sam Hyland.  Attention! I have just received  a nice selection of Velvet Hats for  Fall and Winter, also a good assortment of 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  of the famous Dekanbk���ten  collars in one���Sweater. Knit to  fit. Come arid see them at the  Rose Marche.  Mr. W. C. Ditmars, of Vancouver, and his son., accompanied by  Mr. William Astley, of Rossland.  spent a few hours in the city on  Saturday, being:} passengers on  the*K. V. train from the Okanagan where Mr. Ditmars spent a  couple of weeks on his ranch and  touring the district.  J.   G.   THYNNE,  Otter Flat       -       B.C.  Old Country People will soon  appreciate the convenience of a  Savings Account in The Bank bf  Toronto. You can start with as  low as a dollar, and add whenever you are able. Interest is  paid twice a year, and Assets of  $60,000,000 assure the absolute  safety of your money.  Thanksgiving and  Praise for Harvest Blessings  For the first time in the history,  of St. Michaels Church, the Harvest Thanksgiving service was  held iu midweek, on Wednesday  evening last, when there was a  fairly large congregation present.  The celebrations will'be continued  on Sunday.  The church was very prettily  adorned with flowers, fruit and  seasonable leaves of varied tints,  pink asters being conspicuous.  The window decorations were of  particularly neat design. On the  font at the rear of the church  was an especially large loaf, presented by Mr. W. Riley.  The Rev. Wilfred Sandilands,  of Ashcroft, preached the special  sermon ; the vicar, the Rev. A;  H. Plummer and Mr. C. W. Silk  also taking part in the service.  Special harvest hymns were  sung, also an anthem setting of  the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis  while the choir rendered the anthem '' Fear not O Land."  The sermon, based on the miracle of the feeding, of the five  thousand on the banks of the Sea  of Galilee, spoke of similarity of  Galileans waiting to be fed from  the two barley loaves and five  small fishes to mankind dependent on the seasons from springtime to harvest. The same hand  that fed the multitudes in Galilee,  today produced the countless  fields of grain from the few seeds.  At his word the wonders of nature were performed in many  ways for which they should be  abundantly thankful. In passing  the course of a normal day, he  said, the people were inclined to  forget their absolute dependance  on the springtime and the harvest, and the rising and the set'  ting of the sun,' by God's hand  and at His word.  What We Hear  That there are now 150 Chinamen resident in Merritt, according to information tendered by a  local Oriental.  1     -GROCERIES     '  FLOUR, Royal Household  BUTTER, best value in town  49-lb. sack 1.75  3 lbs. for 1.10  BACK BACON, our usual good quality per lb. .24  t  PURE LARD a  WHEAT FLAKES,        "Canadian  "BLUE RIBBON'' TEA  "BUTTER GUP" MILK'  5-lb. pails each ,85  per pkt. .42  per pkt. ,40  try it and you try  the best        per tin  RICE, large grain and best obtainable  CHEESE  MOLASSES  SARDINES, "Norwegian "  SALMON  GOLDEN SYRUP  FAIRY SOAP  COAL OIL  BRAN  SHORTS  .10  25  3-lbs. for ,  per lb. .23  2 tins (or .25  2 tins for ,25  2 tins for ,23  5-lb. tins each' .42  3 cakes for ,27  per tin 1.50  per 100-lbs. 1.55  per 100 lbs. 1.65  That Aspen Grove people are  displaying considerable interest  in the proposed change in their  mail dsiivery service.  That according to J. W. Gibson  who was in the City this week,  there are 1900 teachers engaged  in public schools throughout this  wide province.  That the announcement of Gen.  Sir Sam Hughes that places with  armories and drill halls will be  made the headquarters of military  camps during the.winter should  be of interest to the citizens here.  That a few of the miners who  donated ��� and paid ��� amounts  from their earnings to the Commemoration Day Fund would like  to hear if all the amounts promised by subscribers have now  been paid in to the treasurer.  That to detect gas in mines  there has been invented apparatus wherein a' rat operates a  treadmill to furnish power for a  small incandescent lamp, the  dimming of the light indicating  that the rat is aff efcted by gas.  That Judging by the increased  work being enjoyed at the local  mines and the much brighter  outlook for the winter some of  our citizens will now be able to  somewhat relax their grip on  their wads.  Enquire our prices on all Groceries,  The careful Housewife buys at  THE  MERRITT  ������^���^���^���^���^^^^������'$m^-^.5��^^#^-*-5-^^  J4u___o____M^ntyre__l^i_dn^_.ah"  auto trip to Aspen Grove today.  The local meat markets  at 6 o'clock evenings now.  close  Interior improvements have  been carried out at the Rex this  week by McLean & Corp.  Mr. Adamson, rancher, Aspen  Grove, was in town yesterday oh  his way to Mamette Lake where  he went to arrange for the shipr  ping in of a herd of cattle.  Persons on . the look-out for,  pre-emptions should read ; the  Provincial Government's --announcement on,page 4, re land to  be thrown open-to preempters on  December 6th,:     -W        ���X'-Xx  : -   . :      ~B.    ;..--X.j ." ... x:  Monday next is the last date,  when applications-for voters;XtQ  be,placed on the voters list must  be in the hands of the Registrar  at Ashcroft. Communicate with  Dr. G. H. Tutill, secretary of the  local Conservative Association,  and sign an application before  five o'clock tomorrow. Make  sure you are on the list.  Mr.   and  Mrs.",__ Harryl Priest  visited Mr. and Mrs. B. Forsyth  at Quilchena yesterday.       '. .X  A large band of Chulus Indians  arrived back in town yesterday  from the Agassiz hop picking  fields. .�����.-.  ; There arrived in Nicola on  Wednesday night Miss Peacock  who travelled from England to  complete a matrimonial engagement with Mr. A. D. Harvey,  rancher, whose place is north of  the village. The marriage will  take place next week.  That many Merritt people think  that with the cheering war news  received this week, the improvement in the demand for Merritt  coal, also remembering that many  of the farmers in the Valley have  had a record reason, there .is  every ground for the citizens to  be optimistic as to the approaching winter.  ��� That one of the most amusing  titbits that enlivened the proceeding of the commercial case  heard in the .County Court last  week was read from a letter produced in evidence in which the  writer stated '/^Merritt is cursed  with many businesss curios" and  that everyone in court looked  curiously at everyone else.  That the lecture given by Director Gibson, of the Department  of Education of Victoria, was  very instructive, and that while  most persons directly interested  in the subject discoursed upon  were present the size of the  audience was disproportionate  compared with the instructive  value of the lecture.  Notice of  Cancellation of Reserve  That most business people in  the City will take to heart the  opinions of-Judge Swanson on the  importance of cashiers in business places requiring . signed  vouchers instead of memorandum  slips from even their colleagues  in business when money intended  for any purpose whatever is  taken from the cash draw���even  by one superior in rank.  Miss Helen Hyland     \  Leaves for the Coast  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  the Reserve existing on certain lands  in the vicinity of Canford. B.C., and  formerly covered by Timber Licence  No. 37581, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette  on the 27th of December, 1907, is cancelled. Tbe said Iands will be opened  to entry by pre-emption at 9 a.m.. on  Monday the 6th day of December, 1915,  at the ofiice of the Government Agent,  at Kamloops.  R. A. RENWICK,  Deputy Mi ister of Lands  Department of Lands, .,  ��'  Victoria, B.C..  Sept. 24, 1915  NOTICE  S. Dorer, Jeweler, having left  Merritt, begs 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 Friday, 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 may be seen and blank forms  of Tender may be obtained at the Post  Office of Merritt, and at the ofiice of  the Post Ofiice Inspector:  JOHN R. GREENFiELD,  * Post Ofiice Inspector.  Post Office Inspector's Office, .Vancouver, B.C.j 17th Sept.,1916.,���..-,-_, r   ���"-  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGUi  LATIONS.  : It is requested that, all persons  having accounts against the Nicola Valley General Hospital to  September 30th, will send them  in at once in order that the annual statement can be prepared.  * Household Banking Accounts  in The Bank of Toronto have  been found by many to be a great  convenience. The accounts may  be opened in the names of husband or wife, and either may  deposit or withdraw money.  Interest is paid on these accounts  twice a year.  Miss Helen Hyland, who has  resided in this city for several  years with her parents Mr. and  Mrs. Fred Hyland, left on Wednesday morning for Vancouvor  en route to New Westminster to.  take up a nursing course at< the  Royal Columbian Hospital. Many  friends, of the" younger fraternity  were present; to see her off. A  farewell dance given in her honor by several young friends was  held in the Armory on Tuesday  evening when s>me twenty-five  couples were present, the music  being provided by Miss McPherson and Mr. Reg. .Morrison. A  happy time was spent. On Monday evening Miss Hyland was the  principal figure in a surprise party accorded her by some of her  young lady friends.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alber-"  ta, 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 lie leased to|  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to tbe 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* iinsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  _Each_a_pllcationmust_be accompany  led by a fee of $5, which will be re-^  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.  The person operating the mine shalK  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. It the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished 'at least once a  year...  The lease will include the coal min.  ing rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working, of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the-Interior,. Ottawa, cir-  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  '." Deputy Minister of the Interior,  N.B.���Unauthorized publication a|  this. advertisement will not be pafl  for.--58782'" <     '"'.  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.


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