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 THE    HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY  &A'<}--  MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 5. No. 37  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,    AUGUST   6,   1915  Price 5 Gents  At the Most  Declared  ressive  ves  ectaae witnessed in Valley, People  ire to Last Dollar and Last Man  Final Opportunity  For Taxpayers  Tax Sale Finally Fixed by City  Council for October  14th.  Ore Exhibition  Phone Advantages  Up the Coldwater  Bowser Replies  Pamphlet  To  City Council will Take This Im-  Matter Up  with  portant  > Dominion Authorities'  Wt. ���*  R ��:��'  ���f  So as to give all property owners  who have not paid up their arrears of  back taxes a last opportunity of doing  so the City Council on Monday decided  to fix the Tax Sale for October 14. The  resolution previously passed calling for  the holding of the tax sale on an earlier  date was accordingly rescinded.  Mayor Walters, presiding,  said cir-  . cumstances of benefit to the  treasury  had arisen which impelled the Council  " to decide to'further'extend the date of  the  sale.     In', this action the whole  Council agreed?' " "'  City Clerk Priest said the last possible day for holding the sale was October'16, whereupon.  Aid.   McFarlane  moved   and   Aid.  Hansom seconded the resolution recind-  ing the previous motion and calling for  ths tax pale to be held on October 14.  Ore Exhibition  Mayor Walters reported'having been  asked if the Council could  render fin  ancial assistance to the effort to be  made by William McNeill, prospector  for the exhibition of samples of or**s  from   local claims at the. Vanconver  ~ Fall Exhibition which would take place  from August 13���21, in the hope that  the rich resources of the Valley could  * be given wider publicity" and displayed  so as to attract the attentions of inves-  - jting public and capitalists.  E^^tTh'^AJayor'^ajd he*was in favor of  ^���^''{fiie proposal'and of the suggestion of  :~ ���-��--��''laying ���_ .'cabinet5' showcase, to /contain  specimens'of local products, placed' on  the C. P. R. depot..  Addressing the'Council, Mr. McNeill  said there was urgent.need of this rich  mineral section being opened and commercially developed and thought an  exhibition at Vancouver exhibition  would be healthful publicity. He mentioned that lecently ten- American  capitalists had been shown over claims  in other parts. If he could get the  Councils assistance he would undertake  to go to Vancouver and see the samples  of ores properly displayed.  At the present-time he was. he said,  collecting two samples of ores from  every~local exhibit, the other for the  proposed local exhibit.  Aid. Ransom arid Aid. McFarlane  cordially supported the idea referring  to the financial difficulties in the way  of granting the request.  Aid. McFarlane strongly urged Council's support. If the City did not help  the prospectors there was not much  chance "of people outside knowing of  the Valley's rich resources. The prospectors should be encouraged and  helped in every possible way as the  whole Valley would reap the benefits  of any-opening up "that might result.   Itwas suggested the-board- of-trade  might take the matter up.   But "it is  nearly dead", said the Mayor.  Replying to a query, Mr. McNeill  said he would gladly take samples of  coal, too, if an exhibit to the Exhibition could be arranged. '..  Aid. JPhilip McLean strongly urged  the Council assisting the establishment  of a local exhibition, such as station  In an endeavor, to bring about the  establishment of a telephone service between Merritt and points in the Cold-  water district for the benefit of ranchers  and logging firms there and merchants  in this city, Superintendent Stevens of  the Government Telephone Service,  and the Hon. Martin Burrell, M.P., are  to be communicated with by the City  authorities.  The idea originated with Aid. George  Ransom and was explained by him at  the City Council meeting on Monday.  He said the Telephone people already  had equipment in the vicinity, and he  thought the management of the Kettle  Valley Railway and the Dominion Government might come to some arrange-  by which the railway company's poles  might be used for stringing the necessary telephone wires.  The sugestion made by Aid/ Ransom  was generally commended by the Council and his motion that the two gentlemen named be written to with a request  that they consider the scheme suggested, was seconded by Aid. McFarlane  and unanimously carried.  It is generally felt that if telephonic  facilities "between the City and the  Coldwater were provided a further  step, in the development" of that important logging and farming district would  result. ' "**  Places Indisputable Facts against  Misleading: Statements.���Big  Meeting at Vancouver  Ready Response  To Fund Appeal  Canford   Mills Noble Response.  - Whole Valley Subscribing  Loyally  showcase for displaying thes ores and  other products of the Valley to passing  travellers. "-��� ���  - Eventually, on the motion of Aid-  Ransom and McLean, it was resolved  that'Mr..McNeill's application be referred to the consideration of the finance  committee.  ,     General Buiineis  The finance committee were given  power; to act in deciding whether the  City should be represented at the forthcoming convention of B.C. Municipalities to be held at Chilliwack early iti  .September.''- '-v. ''��� "���;.'������ '���' r;:;. :;  A plea for some street; lights being  placed on Quilchena Avenue East, in  the vicinity of the principal sidewalk  accrpss the fields, was made by Aid.  McFarlane, member for east ward. It  was decided to refer the matter to the  water and light committee with, power  to act.  The Mayor suggested that the sanitary engineer have his prisoners fix up  bad places on the sidewalks, this in the  interest of public safety. In the  neighborhood of the Coldwater Hotel  and Armstrongs store repairs were  badly needed.  Very shortly after the subscription  list'appeared���it* was announced on  Wednesday���some $1250 had been received or promised for the August 4  Commemoration Day fund for machine  guns or other necessaries for the soldier  at,the front.  The early subscriptions, comprised  $700 from people of Merritt, excluding  the mines; $300 from Canford Mill,  including $78 donated by 'Japs; $160  from Nicola; $80 from Lower Nicola.  The objects of the .fund speak fat  themselves, whatever the choice of the  general committee.  The detailed subscriptions with additions will be published in due course.  As Mr. Howse declared, in making the  announcement on behalf of the finance  committee, "Canford has done nobly,  and it is hoped the other communities  will do as well."  It is probable that at least a further  $100,_realized_by__the_Patrio_tic__Guild_  and the A>mory concert on August 4,  will be added to the fund.  Nicola People  Pledge Support  "That, on this anniversary of the  declaration of a righteous war. this  meeting of the Citizens , of Nicola records its inflexible 'determination- to  continue to a victorious end the struggle in maintenance of those Ideals of  Liberty and Justice, which are the  common and sacred cause of the  Allies." Moved by, W.'N. Rolfe, seconded by A. E. Howse and unanimously  carriedat a Patriotic meeting Held at  Nicola.    ,.'���'���;'-.. ���  70 signatures were attached to the  resolution.    -' ' ''���yX..'A-A:x  Aid. McLean "said in many places  new planking; was needed.  :'���' The Mayor suggested that Voght  Park be fenced ,in. He did not see the  sense of feeding other' peoples cattle  free when the Council was buying feed  for their own team.'  Several accounts were passed for  payment when funds are available. %  The July report of Chief of Police  A. Grundy was received and ordered  filed.  Dr. Williams resignation as medical  health officer was received, and accepted with regret, with an expressio \ of  appreciation for his past services.  In his important speech in Vancouver  last week the Attorney-General, the  Hon. W J. Bowser, replied caustically  in detail, lo'the pamphlet "The Crisis  in B. C." The following extracts taken  from the "News Advertiser" deal  largely with attacks made by the Rev.  Cooke while speaking recently in Merritt.  Early in his speech Mr. Bowser quote-  paragraphs 1 and 2 of the pamphlet to  the effect that " the facts here set forth  are not given in any partisan spirit,"  and to the effect that these facts are  " not only the result of the investigations conducted by Mr. Cotsworth, but  we have ourselves made the strictest  examination."  "But what do we find when these  gentlemen are''compelled to give evidence in court in an action brought by  Mr. Alexander' Lucas on ;the ground  that the report stated he had been dismissed as assessor as the result of Mr.  Cotsworth's report. It was stated he  had received $15,000 in connection with  certain lumber deals.  " When Mr. Lucas had the writ issued  in his behalf the defsndants in the case  were named as the Revs. Harkness,  Cooke, Stillman, Henderson, Crux and  O'Donnell. In the course of the suit  they were examined for the purpose of  affidavits of discovery. On that occasion the court records show that Mr.  Harkness bas. d his knowledge on nothing but the statements of ' Mr. Cotsworth." Here Mr. Bowser read from  the records of affidavits for'discovery.  In the evidence of the Rev. Mr. Cooke  in the examination for discovery, the  question was asked : " Is it correct to  say you made the allegations with respect to Mr. Lucas' connection With the  timber deals on the authority of Mr.  I Cotsworth's statement ?" <���  Mr. Cooke���Yes.  "Then on page 5 of the pamphlet  there is a long list of lands which were  held and ' purchased from the Crown.  The section is entitled1" Land Grabbers  and Their Booty." In that list is mentioned one purchase of Bonthorne &  Leonard, in care of Bowser, Reid &  Wallbridge. Their evident - purpose  was to connect the firm of which I am  a member. And yet they say it was  made in no partisan spirit.  ��� In this pamphlet they say that the  act was amended in 1907 by the Government so that thf* land grabbers would  be given a chance. It was Mr. Fulton  who amended the Land Act, and it was  made clear then that Iands could be  located by other persons.  The same rule prevails in other acts,  such as mining, timber and the like. It  ���vas never intended that personal infection was absolutely necessary:���It  .vas the course followed by the Government previous to the , present administration taking office.  Moses Cotsworth . declares this is  fraud, perpetuated by us to stand in  with the.land grabbers.  Why did not some of the. men who  are now making so much noise object  vvhen the act was before the Legislature?" ��� g   ������������������������      -f  His opponents should be fair and  remember conditions as they were.   The  amendment to the Land Act was passed  in 1907 and the land boom began in 1909.  In 1914-the land  sales fell  to. 45.000  acres, while the land taken up.by, pre-  emptors  amounted  in  the  last three  years, to   1-300.0.0 acres.;   -Arid  still,  they said we had no land for the settler!  When they made those statements, the  preachers   could    not   have   travelled  through the province.   No denial had'  ever been made to the public aririouce-  ment by the Minister of Lands that wV  had 90,o'00,000 acres  of public lands  under reserve for the. pre-empter arid  that 4.500,000 acres was  within  three  miles of a railway. .   In  December oj  last year alone there were reserved an.  surveyed 2,394,000 acres for pre-empt  ion.    Since 1904 only 2,000,000 acres oi  lands  in, this  immsnse  province   har  been Crown  granted,  while 1.300,001  acres had been pre-empted within tht  last three years alone.  Refutes Figures on Farming Land  Taking up  another  passage  in  the  pamphlet Hon., Mr. Bowser also wen}  (Continued on page 2)  NICOLA VALLEY CITIZENS IN SPIRIT OF  CONSECRATION PLEDGE UNFLINCHING SUPPORT TO MOTHERLAND  of  of  ���" That on this Anniversary of the Declaration of the European War, this meeting of the Citizens  Merritt records its inflexible determination to continue to a victorious end the struggle in maintenance  Ihose ideals of Liberty and Justice which are the common  and sacred cause of the Allies."-Resolution  moved by H. S. Cleasby, seconded by M. L. Grimmett, and supported by Mayor Walters, A. E. Howse  d B. G. Stewart, at Nicola Valley Commemoration Day Proceedings, August 4th, 1915.  am  I  Then  With a blue and cloudless sky  aSjjthe canopy and majestic mountains as towering' walls protecting the city, August 4th was  celebrated in Merritt by residents of the Nicola Valley in a  fitting manner. The peaceful  nature of the ceremonies, emphasised by the geographical situation of the district in its isolation,  added a natural solemnity to the  proceedings momentous in the  history cf the, Valley.  ���Young and old, from practically every home within reasonable distance, formed a gathering of several hundreds concentrated in one place, and with one  mind and heart sent across the  vast oceans to Premier H. As-  quit'the silent message that the  Nicola Valley would be '-'right  there" with men, guns and  money necessary to save civilization from being relegated to  the dark ages.  Iri the procession of citizens  from the Armory to Voght Park; the parade  at the very impressive   divine  service and assembly when people spoke on patriotism in stirring  speeches; or in the Armory in  the,evening when patriotic renderings by able singers swayed  the emotions of a packed auditory  throughout all  these functions  was the   keynote   of   goodwill  among men who   forgot small  personal differences to take up  che higher natural duties with  unity, and determination.  The Procession  Shortly before two o'clock  some hundreds of citizens assembled at the Armory When a  procession comprising representatives of all shades of activity  in the Valley was lined up.  An   animated   and   inspiring  came in hurried steps over f dark days he was an optimistic  scene was presented as the procession started its parade of the  principal streets, to the park.  With Chief of Police A. Grundy  as Marshall, followed by the  local band, under the leadership  of T. Rowbottom came members  of the Home Guard, with Acting  Lieutenant C. Croly in command.  Old soldiers in Sergt-Major S.  Howes, Q.M.S. Osmond, with  Sergeants J. Leitch, C. Stephenson and R. Larcombe formed the  front rank.  Accompanying Marshal A.  Grundy was a boy, John Bond,  who carried the Union Jack which  floated gaily in the breeze.  To the strains of the martial  tirs and "the tap of the drum"  chere  next  followed   in   slow  narching step the Home Guard,  n column' of sections.     In  the  ���ear ranks were youths and men  athers and sons,   bankers and  niners, employers and employees  Irawn from the City and valley.  Side by side, shoulder to shoulder, step by step with the general public were Mayor Walters,  several Aldermen and City officials, with a good sprinkling of  Orangemen.  100 children dressed in spotless  white, tiny tots proudly leading  this juvenile corps, accompanied  by Mrs. Willgoose, Mrs, Priest  and Mrs. Tutill as Marshalls.  The presence of the tiny children behind grey headed men,  some in the autumn of their days  added a soul stirring touch of  solemnity to the proceedings  Finally marched President Mrs.  G. Slater and members of the  Ladies Patriotic Guild which untiringly and self sacrificingly is  doing noble work for the  Tommies in the trenches.  The route .of the procession  was: from the Armory past McGoran's' lumber yard to Voght  Street over the C. P. R. crossing  along Quilchena Avenue, to the  Adelphi Hotel. Here the procession turned and passed along  Quilchena A vena to" the Armory.  Arriving at -   '  The Park  was photographed.  Here was a large assembly of  ladies and children gathered  around the bandstand which  formed the rostrum for the clergy  and united choir from the local  churches,  Sheltered from the heat of the  sun amid the trees was the out-  doDr congregation of several  hundred people, which followed  intently the unique devotions.  Led by members of the band  and the united choir of some  forty choristers from the differ-  ant denominations, under* the  ^onductorship of Mr. C. F. Hooper, the religious service opened  with a spirited rendering of the  hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers."  _ Prayers for the King and Em-  pire, the soldiers on the battlefield and the sailors on the seas,  and for the wounded of our army  and of the enemy, were offered  by the Rev. A. H. Plummer (vicar  St. Michaels Anglican Church.)  Next followed the singing of  the hymn ' Fight the good fight.'  Having read the scripture lesson  the Rev. G. Kinney (Methodist)  passed a few observations urging  his audience to realize the high  principles at stake in this war  and of the necessity of every  available dollar, man, national  asset and resource being offered  in the determined endeavor to  protect their homes and hearths  of the people in the beautiful  Nicola Valley from the ravages  of a strong enemy. The war is  in Europe but the soldiers are  defending pur homes here, he  said.  ' ' '������"  Speaking to a familiar text,  the Rev. J. Hyde (Presbyterian)  discoursed on the coming of the  day when "they shall beat their  swords into plowshares and their  spears into pruning hooks."  In  Rev.  christian. He saw through the  clouds a coming dawn, a brighter  outlook in contrast to the bloodshed, lust and greed of today.  God's whole energies were centred in one thing���human life.  He placed His people in a beau:  tiful garden to live in peace, but  His plan had been reversed.  While they thought of the sad  desolation brought about by war  he urged all to remember the end  which God had in view, when  the swords would be beaten back  into plowshares and the spears  into pruning hooks.  The implements he likened to  two great forces, but only the  plow and pruning hook stood for  peace and harmony and goodwill  among men and nations.  They yearned, he said, for. the  day when~ruIers~of nations who  forced"men into a life' that they  desired not shall cease to exist.  History shows that there had  always been a great conflict between the "sword and the plow. "  The mighty are still ruling the  universe,      They still say might  means right, but that will be re-  [ versed, for we do not know how  soon the Lord will say  "beat  those swords back  into  plow- -  shares  and  those  spears   into  pruning hooks."  History tod, has decided that  might is not right. Let all remember the carnage that followed in the wake of  Alexander the Great, the Caesers,  Napoleon���and the Kaiser.   ' ���  Like locusts, the Kaiser's hosts*'  have come upon   the  peaceful  toilers.     They have conserved  products of fche toilers, the peaceful peasantry, and having sucked  the_yital_s_out_of_the peasantJife   they have laufached all against  the world.  Britain must not only free  themselves, he continued with  great power of eloquence and  feeling, but they must free the  German masses from the peril  of tyranny by their own rulers.  Having commented on the  astounding indifference of the  people of the district to their  religious observances and the  woeful lack of churchgomg in  Merritt he said the people must  realize their higher duties.  Christ must not be rejected  and despised. There was need  of a great repentance if people  were to enter into the Kingdom  of God.  The devotions closed with the  singing of "O God our Help in  Ages past" and the National  Anthem.  Speeches  At the conclusion of the divine  service, Mayor Walters invited  Mr. H. S. Cleasby to move a resolution expressing the people's  t confidence and determination to  his vigorous  address  the j unflinchingly carry on the war  Hyde said although they|tQ a successful  issue  for  the  were passing through dark, yes'    ���       (Continue- on page z, FaiDAr, Aug. 6, 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 ln Canada.    Great  ��-SrItain, United States and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer *L,' Merritt, B.C.  AN EMPIRE'S SOUL  If only those millions of solemn messages of burning loyalty and determination which made the cables from the British Colonies to the  Motherland hum on August 4th could have been switched direct to the  ears of Kaiser William he would have had sad recollections of "The  Day."  A year ago last Wednesday Kaiser William was patiently waiting  for the crumbling up of Britain's Colonies into confusion and internal  dissensions. His apostles of kultur had in their wisdom unanimously  declared that our colonies were disintegrated forces waiting to seize the  opportunity of throwing off the Imperial yoke.  Since August, 1914, he has found dusky skinned British subjects  from India's coral strand standing alongside of Canucks and mien from  the Australian bush in British trenches.  The Kaiser and his Imperial Government have in this period learned  more about Langemarcke and Ypres than they ever knew before.  If our Germanic war lords are adept in pounding down an enemy's  forts they still have to learn how to crush an Empire's soul. Bonds of  liberty and justice are firmer than bonds of tyranny dictated by misguided philosophy and militarism.  Nicola Valley Citizens in  Spirit of Consecration  Pledge Unflinching Support  BOWSER REPLIES  TO  PAMPHLET  (Continued from Page One.)  at length into the question of the  agricultural land in the Province, compared the figures quoted by the pamphlet and the comment made on them. He  said the statement was made that when  the assessors made their returns to the  Agricultural   Commission   they   were  asked a certain number of questions with regard to the amonnt  of agricultural land in the Province, that was within 20 miles of  a wagon road.  It was stated in the pamphlet  .that 20 out of 29 assessors had  said that there was no land within 20 miles of a railroad or wagon  road.  What would the audience think  of such men allowing their signatures to be attached to such a  statement, when he could show  them that only three out of the  29 assessors had made statements  approaching the declaration attributed to the 20 by the Ministerial Association in its pamphlet?  The three government agents he  referred to were those, at Ashcroft, Barkerville and Comox.  Since then   20  records  have  been issued at Ashcroft for 3,200  acres ; since the 1913 assessment  rolls were made up in Barker-  ville 3,275 records have been issued covering 520,000 acres and  since 1913 549 records issued at  Comox representing 87,000 acres.  Just 40 per cent Erroneous  Another  statement  made  in  "TheCrisis" was that only 10  per cent of the agricultural land  in the province was open  for  settlement.  In sarcastic strain he referred  to the protestations made in the  foreword of the pamphlet; utterances which read strangely when  the real,truth was brought to the  light of day, especially with regard to this particular statement.  .' No less than 50 per cent of the  lands in this province, still belongs, to the government, he said,  notwithstanding the absolutely  unqualified mis-statement made  in "The Crisis."  Local Society will  Support Hospital  At a meeting of St. John Ambulance  Association held on Sunday it was  resolved that,, commencing August 14,  the members shall collect subscriptions  in aid of a local contribution to the Fifth  hospital of the Canadian Expeditionary  Forces which has the combined support  of the Association and the Red Cross  Society, i  Following is the committee which  will make the necessary arrangements  W. Welfare (president) R. Strachan,  G. Maxwell,.A. McKendrick, J. Nicol,  W. Stone. M. McKibbin. The members  will meet again on Monday evening  next.  Disapproval of the attitude of  the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company in discriminating  against British Columbia in favor  of Eastern Canada and the western States in the matter of encouraging farm labor to the  Canadian prairies, was expressed  recently by Vancouver city council in the form of a strongly  worded resolution.  C. F. Hooper is selling splendid  photographs of the herd of 500  Nicola Valley cattle which left  Merritt last week end for Europe.  (Continued from Page One.)  Allies. In doing so he spoke  strongly on the splendid ��� work  done by men and women for the  alleviation of suffering through  the war and of the need of continuing the noble work without  wavering.  Mayor Walters said that day  was being taken as an opportunity for the people to give spontaneous expression to their feeling of determination in carrying  through the war to a successful  issue. They owed that duty to  the gallant Belgians who had  faced the German foes a year  ago. Today after a year of war  they found the Union Jack on  eyery sea and ocean in the world,  thanks to the services of the  British sailors. They were proud  of that achievement as they were  for the righteous fight they were  making for the new civilization  that would follow the Allies victory in the war.  "As an old timer I was today  proud to walk as one of the Home  Guard. I am proud of my citizenship of the British Empire,  and it is good to feel the pride of  it" said Mr. A. E. Howse. Illus  trating by examples in domestic  life the firmness by which the  German masses are ruled by their  governors even in small things  he said they must fully realize  what war meant when they were  face to face with a great and  powerful nation. They should  also the more fully realize what  liberty meant. He told how the  German Press was tied down by  the governing authorities, and of  the vehemance which the enemy's  Press regarded the British newspapers. One of their newspapers  stating that one the first things  to be done when the Germans  reachedLondon was to burn down  the "Punch "-office. He referred  to the magnificent work done' by  women of all classes since the  war started and of tbe belief .that  they had merited by their results  universal suffrage.  Continuing Mr. Howse urged  young eligible men to go to the  front and for their relatives and  friends to urge them to fall in  the ranks. He strongly favored  the providing of a badge by  which men who had offered their  services but were, not accepted  could be distinguished from those  who could but had not done so.,  Concluding his speech, which  was punctuated with applause,  Mr. Howse said, "If we are  citizens of an Empire worth Hv.  ing for that Empire is worth  dying for."  , Mr, M. L. Grimmett said he  felt proud to stand as a citizen of  Canada on that solemn day. ' A7  year ago they heard academic  discussions as to whether Canada  was at war because Britain was  at war;- But",~Canada,s"sohs~did  not wait for the call pf Britain!  No, no, they went voluntarily.  The world witnessed a sight it  had never before witnessed, he  declared with rising feeling. The  children of ths colonies immediately went to the assistance of,  the Motherland. I say "Thank  God for such a spectacle."  What else has happened in the  last year ?  Well, one year ago today Germany had the second largest  navy in the world. '' Where is  it today'?" he asked. To very  many that anniversary was a  solemn day. They mourned as  they looked at vacant chairs and  thought of dear ones in graves  in the sands of Flanders.  After urging mourners to take  comfort in Lincoln's famos letter  to a woman bereaved in the Civil  War, he referred to the glorious  feat of the Canadians at Langemarcke which should be called  " Landmark " as a momument to  their great fight for freedom  (hear hear). If, as many thought  there was nothing to rejoice  about that day, there was, at  lesst, much to be thankful for.  Was it not General French who  said that the Canadians "saved  the situation." And, did not  that mean that the Germans were  kept out of Calais. What a tribute! Yes. they have done gallant service, which a neutral person who can speak with responsibility claims entitles them to  the description of being the finest  soldiers in the world.  At this point a number of  school children sang lustily ''The  Maple Leaf."  Mr. B. G. Stewart, of Nicola,  told how when in the Cariboo,a  year ago he saw many controversial and political questions dropped and the whole mind and  thought focussed on how they  could best assist the Empire in  the crisis.  Never had he heard a single  criticism of the Empire's action  last August. When the Belgians  found the German masses cross  their beloved country Britons  han no other honorable alternative but to take off their coats'  and fight. Little Britain had  before proved the stumbling  block,, as in the days of Kiug  Philip of Spain.  The Kaiser, this time, in his  mad plunge for the position of  Emperor of a world empire found  Britain in his path. "If ever  there was a time in the history  of this Dominion when man  should be serious and realize his  great responsibilities that time  was the present." I call upon  young men who love their country to go to the front and protect  their native land. God has given  us a beautiful country. Are we  going to stand still when we can  defend it ? "  The proceedings closed with  Tipperary " by the children.  Recognition!  To show their appreciation of  the services of the late Sergt.  Davidson, who died in the fight  for freedom and the protection  of those at home, Mrs. George  Osmond and Mrs. Neil Mcmillan  with kindly spirit and prompt  action enlisted the interest of the  businessmen of "Merritt_ irTMfsT  Davidson's pending departure  for Scotland. As a result $39.00  subscribed by the citizens, is  being devoted towards Mrs. Davidson's expenses to the Old Land.  The list of subscribers lies in the  ."News" office and is open to  inspection to subscribers who are  asked to accept the official acknowledgement through the medium of the local press.  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT B.C.  L.  Hot and Cold  Water.      %ooms  with  Baths.'   Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  Traveling Public.  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Holel are daily from our Ranch  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  MURDOCH  McINTYRE . Proprietor  .J  Nicola Valley Meat Market  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  CAULIFLOWER, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN   ONIONS,  -RADISHES       -  Nicolo Valley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in   connection  Leave your orders for ice here  Phone 36 MERRITT,   B.C.  The ADELPHI HOTEL  MERRITT,  Tjhc House of 3iXeril in  B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked  of Hotels in B. C.  TEA  SERVED. EVERY AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER   PARTIES   OUR  SPECIALTY  European Plan .  ANDREW HOGGAN  .-!  FIRE   OR   LIFE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  Dr.   GILL, Dentist,  (Of Vancouver),  Has Opened Rooms in the JACKSON BLOCK,  over the Post Office  And will be glad to receive clients of Merritt and the surrounding communities.  Special appointments by arrangement  _The_Patronage_of-the-Public-is-SoIicited.  HUGH  LEITCH,   Carpenter  and  Contractor, '  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction. Guaranteed-  P.  G.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   B.  OV  THE SEMI-READY SUITS are Canada s best  British Fabrics  Tailored by Specialists  Fitted and Finished  By the Best Experts  Economy is writ in capital letters in these'stressful days.    Semi-ready  Clothes  were  founded on the wish for economy without loss rof efficiency in these four essentials of  Good Clothes���Style, Fit, Fabric, Price.  And the last shall be first in our national mood for retrenchment in the,cost of high living.  Semi-ready Suits at $15 to $35. You select the cloth from 300 [patterns of brand-new  fabrics imported from England. See our plate models for styles. Our Suits are Tailored  by expert specialists who have made "Semi-ready" famous, fitted and finished free of  extra'charge; Satisfaction or your money backjcheerfully.  Absolute Fit and Finish  Guaranteed.   Prices  Low.   All  " Union Jack " Make I  STEPHENSON & EWART, The City Tailors, Cleaners and Pressers IHREE  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.'' -���-*1*  Friday, Aug. 6, 1915  T-  he:  KSTABUSHBD   1S5S  or  A Sound Progretiive Bank  ���handlea' customers'/deposit accounts with care and accuracy  -discounts drafts and "notes  ���gives its customers required accommodation  ���collects customers'accounts  ���transfers money by draft, telegraph or cable  ���buys and sells domestic arid foreign exchange  ���issues Letters of Credit for Travellers and Importers  ���and in other ways serves those who employ its facilities  PAID   UP  CAPITAL ���        -        ��5.000.'*��0.00  RESERVED   FUNDS - -        $6,307,272.00  TOTAL   ASSETS - *60.925.1644)0  MERRITT BRANCH - - A. N. B.   ROGERS, Manager  . .        THE        . .  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread Daily.   Biscuits and  "Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  Prompt Attention to all Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING on  Nicola Avenue  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT  NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,:  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.  Think it over, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. r. Hooper  Opp. Schools ' Merritt  HAWK BICYCLES  An iiB-toldate High Grade  Sicycle&ttedwithRollerCnain,  New Departure Coaster Brake  and Hubs, Detachable Tires,  high grade equipment, including Mudguards,' #99 K(\  Pump, and TooU V*4**3"  �����"  70  am , _..    ---  buy your supplies frcza us at  Wholesale Prices.  T.W.BOYD & SON.  S7 HoteeDuneSL W��t.SI��-trnI.  'FREE 1915 Catalogue,  pages of Bicycles, Sundries,  {RepairMaterial.   You can  HUTTON  C. R.  Meets in K. of P,  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  RALPH HEBRON  Secretary  Nicola Valley Officer Now Adjutant  Capt. H. G. Forster, of Nicola,  formerly Captain and Adjutant  in the 31st Regiment B.C. Horse  who left about a week ago for  Vernon to offer himself forjover-  seas service, is an officer of high  capabilities and experience. W-  are glad to note, and his friends  will congratulate Capt. Foster  upon his appointment on the  strength of the 47th Battalion as  Adjutant.  Capt. Bodwell, who proceeded  to Vernon in that capacity, returns to the active command of  the "C" company.  Capt. Foster is an officer with  wide experience both on active  service and at home, and there  is no doubt he will carry out his  responsible duties with credit to  the regiment to which he has  been appointed, and maintain the  reputation established by other  local officers sind men already  fighting at the front. He distinguished himself during the South  African campaign, and we feel  sure he will add to his laurels in  his present undertaking.  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A.   i.  w  A.   m*  F. S. Gay,  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite'  ave. second Tues-  dayin each month  at8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially-invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  '      Secretary  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. 0, Box 10. I  KNIGHT8 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  W. Cranna,  K. of R. & S  Nicola Valley  Mining Statistics  Splendid Work by  Patriotic Guild  It is expected that there will  be $100 nett to be added to the  Commemoration Day fund as a  result of the miniature flags  sold as "tags" and from refreshments sold by the Patriotic Guild  both at Voght Park and at the  concert in the Armory.  . $54.40-was taken by the refreshment booth in the park;  $8.30 at the close of the concert  in the'Armory, making a total  of $62.70, or including $3.00  donated for refreshments $65.70.  The busy ladies at the tent in  the park and who assisted again  at the Armory booth are, Mrs.  Geo. Slater (President); Mrs.  Kay (Secretary), Mesdames Jackson, Limb, Hyland, Priest, and  Battersby. Aid. P. McLean and  Aid. R, Jackson lent valuable  assistance to the ladies, at the  park.  The ladies of the Guild proved  very successful in "tagging"  the citizens for the benefit of the  fund, the result proving to be as  follows: Mrs. Welfare $27.25;  Mrs. Hyland, $20.46 ;Miss Helen  Hyland $20.35, total $68.06.  Issued Friday, the annual report of the Minister of Mine.  for the year ending December  81, 1914, states that in that year  Merritt mines produced approximately 113,500 tons. Statistics  given under the head Nicola  Mining Division show 43 locations  recorded; 104 free miners certi-  cates granted; 92 certificates of  work; 9 bills of sale. W. N.  Rolfe of Nicola, is Mining Recorder for this Division.  Dr. Williams Will  Go to Rossland  L.O.L., 1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular  Hall on the first  meeting? in the Oddfellows'  and third Fridays in  each month at 7.S0 p.m.   The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited  Andrew Paten, W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  K. V. R. is now  Fully Ballasted  The Kettle Valley Railway is  now fully ballasted and completed between Merritt and Midway.  A through standard sleeper is  operated between Spences Bridge  Merritt, Princeton and Pentic^  ton, connecting eastbound with  Canadian Pacific No. 14 (leaving  Vancouver 14.45K Sundays,  Tuesdays and Tnursdays).  A buffet-parlor car is operating  between Penticton and Nelson  (leaving Penticton 6:30K Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays  and arriving Nelson evening of  same day, leaving Nelson 7;40__  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arriving Penticton evening of same; day).  Special summer rates ow in  effect, good!X going via Kettle  Valley Railway to���'��� Nelson .and  returning via Arrow .Lakes and  Revelstoke or vice-versa. Tickets  on sale at any Canadian Pacific  Railway office.  There is splendid boating, bathing, fishing and motoring at  Penticton, the hub of the sunny  Okanagan.'  Propose to Form  Red Cross Branch  A number of ladies of Merritt  are arranging a public meeting  of citizens, to be held in the  Council Chamber, City Hall, on  Tuesday afternoon next, at 3  p.m, when steps will be taken  with a view to the establishment  of a Red Cross branch for the  Valley, The Mayor (J. Walters)  will preside, and a special invitation is extended to all citizens  interested in the noble work  being done by this great Society  to be present.  At the last meeting of the City  Council a letter was read from  Medical Health Officer Dr. Williams M.D., resigning his appointment  with  the  Council.     Dr.  Williams is shortly leaving for  Rossland to reside.  < On the motion of Aid. Ransom  and Aid. Jackson the resignation  was accepted, and the clerk was  instructed to send a letter expressive of the Council's appreciation of Dr. Williams services  as medical officer and of regret  at his pending departure from  the City,  Tragic Death  of Aged Citizen  The miners of Nanaimo have  already responded to their country's call in such numbers as to  form one company for overseas  service. Additional recruits arc  offering themselves so that it is  quite probable that a second  company will also be formed.  This is highly creditable, and we  suppose there is not another in-  dusty in British Columbia thai  can point to a similar record.  Kamloops Knights of Pythias  will hold a decoration service on  Have  you  planned any im-   esson is:   Grow a leguminout  August 8, after which they wil  provements for. your farm yet.   :rop in the rotation, as all other proceed to the cemetary for the  Corn crops are looking healthy After the harvest is a good time crops, save the legumes, leave [purpose of decorating the graves  but the growth has been slow,     to carry them out. ] the soil poorer for their growth.] of their deceased brethren.  Who Wants a  Cub Bear ? ?  The cub bear and coyote, popular pets oh exhibition at the rear  of the Coldwater Hotel, are to  be raffled-in aid- of-the-Nicola  Valley Commemoration Fund.  Murdock Mclntyre is getting  tickets out ahd all who wish to  start a zoo for the entertainment  of their children, or storekeepers  who desire to possess a good advertising medium are urged to  buy one or more of the tickets.  The bear is quite tame; the  coj ote Iqoks it.;  July Police Report  A. Grundy, Chief of Police;  reporte that in July fines-were  levied and paid in1' six cases ;  police court fines and costs tptalr  led$62.75 ; work 'done by prisoners aggregated 107 days at  $1.50 per day, total $160.50; 409  meals were served to prisoners.  ,The report was received and  approved by the City Council oh  Monday.  Investigation has proven the  ligh manurial value of clover,  alfalfa and other legumes. Th<  esson is: Grow a leguminout  :rop in the rotation, as all other  crops, save' the legumes,  Died from a gunshot wound in the  head, self inflicted whilst temporarily'  deranged. This was in effect the verdict of the jury which sat with Coroner  Dr. G. H. Tuttil in the City Police  Court on Wednesday to investigate the  circumstances surrounding the tragic  death of Donald McAuley.  Aged about 68, living apart from his  wife, alone in his shack near the C. P.  R. track close to the power house, the  deceased was discovered on Tuesday  evening lying in a crouching position  on the floor in ia pool of blood.' The  whole of the right upper portion of the  head was blown away. Alongside of  the pitiable object found by R. A.  Smith, a neighbor, who missed the old  man, was a gun.  ' 'For'some time past the neighbors,  aware of decased's lonliness and weakness following a recent illness which  compelled him to enter the hospital  here, had looked after him.   They said  he had plenty of food < and' apparently  did all possible for him in his despondency.   Mrs. Martha Ruddock and Mrs..  Taylor testified  they noticed during  the past week he was Btrange in his  actions.   He was afraid to stay alone.  Mr. R. A. Smith and his wife also  gave evidence,   Mr.   Smith' declaring  that the deceased had domestic troubles  which weighed on his mind, while he  was also acutely feeling that he was  was going to lose his home through  pressure by his morgagee, this proving  to. be imagination,   quite devoid  of  foundation.  In conjunction with some interested  citizens he was at the time of his death  in correspondence with the Provincial  Secretary respecting his entry into the  Old Mans Home. This affected his  spirits as he felt by going there the  City would have to bear the burden of  cost of his maintenance.  Dr. Gillis told how in the absence of  Dr. Williams he had attended the sick  man on Sunday, and found him strange  in his manner. While sitting up in  bed he said he felt he was going crazy  and the doctor had given him a powder  to help to cure the sleeplessness of  which he complained. He promised to  'call at the doctor's offlce next day tut  did notdoso.  N. J. Barwick in evidence related  how he had tried to'cheer McAuley  up, how he had held his gun to try and  sell it for him, and how McAuley came  and asked for it shortly before he died.  He told Mr. Barwick he suspected the  latter thought he,(McAuley) was going  to take away his own life, remarking  ' T want to live as long as I can."  Dr.Tutill M.D. presented the medical  report., .  Chief of Police Grundy who had  charge of the investigation, gave evi-  ence, of the. finding of the body stating  that no person heard the report of the  guri.  On deceased was $4.10 in silver, e  letter addressed to his wife  ' 'Mrs. E.  A. .McAuley, Sumas,  Wash," a cartridge, "and sundry letters.  Comprising the jury were J, W.  Sadler foreman C. Croly, P. McLean,  R. )\ Barrett, C.  Stephenson and E.  B. Mayon.  Corporation of the  City   of   Merritt  TAX   SALE,   1915  THE  COUNCIL  HAVE  DECIDED  TO  Postpone the Sale of Land for  1912  and   1913   Taxes   until  October 14th, 1915.  This decision was arrived at to give Owners an  additional opportunity to pay their Tax Arrears  without incurring the costs of advertising for sale.  The last day for accepting 1912 and 1913  Taxes Without adding the Sale costs is SEPT.  10th, 1915, the cash must be at the City Hall  on that date, otherwise it will be too late.  A full list of arrears can be seeii at the City  Hall, arid any help in locating owners who have  moved away or who have sold their property without notifying this office, will be greatly appreciated.  Dated this Sth day ot August, 19IS.  Harry Priest,  Collector.  RANCHERS   MUST   USE  PRINTED  According'to th'e Dairy Industry Act, 1914, "No  person shall cut or pack Dairy Butter into blocks,  squares or prints and wrap such blocks, squares or  prints in parchment paper unless the said parchment paper is printed or branded with the words  'DairyButter,'" The word "Choice" may be  used in addition;'  f  T  T  T  T  T  t  T  T  T  T  T  t  T  T  T  t  T  T  T  T  *-r  e*  ~t_r  &  I  _  r  e  i  A  6  "o  U  -c  ���s  ���a  CO  I  Cfl  i  ��  f  T  T  f  t  f  y.  z ���  Te.  ?"  ���������_  h  T  t  t  x ���  We Print Butter Papers in large or small Quantities���Prices Right  Merritt "News" Office  Mclean & corp  BUSINESS   BLOCKS, HOUSES, COTTAGES,  BUNGALOWS, IN  STONE,  BRICK,  WOOD,  OR CEMENT  Let us figure on your next fob  McLEAN & CORP  Qtiilc-'enaAve., opp. Coldwater Hotel Foira  THE NtCOLA VALLEY NEWS.  ���Pr.dA��, Ate- 6, 1&15  t  TENDERS FOR  HAY  CONTRAST  * Tender's will be received un-  i til August 15th, 1915, for  ���J*  % the supply of  I FIFTY (50) TONS OF  BEST HAY  .a.  *!* to  be  supplied  as   required  * between September 1st, 1915  | ihd May 31st, 1916. Price  $ to cover delivery to our barn,  f etc., without further cost  to  ***  *_���  .;��� us.  t MIDDLESBORO COLLIERIES  ���>  * Limited,  '):       Middlesboro, B. C.  i <  Personal Column  Mrs. Strachan and family returned last week end from the  Coast after spending' an enjoyable vacation.  Capt.  Chas.  Tyner left this  week on a business trip to Van  couver.  ���>��X-'H��**  $100  Reward  Birth-Friday, July 30, to Mr.  and Mrs, Alec Hogg, of Collettville a son.  H. N.. Watkins returned to the  City on Monday after two weeks  holiday spent at Harrison Hot  Springs.  Mr. and Mrs. Lodwick, accompanied bv Mr. and Mrs. Harbord  drove into town on Wednesday,  and were interested participants  in the demonstration.  H. G. Shelton, of Canford, was  in town on Commemoration day,  and was an enthusiastic demonstrator.  A Reward of $100.00 will  be paid for information leading to conviction of any person for Killing or Stealirg  Cattle or Horses belonging to  any Member of the Interior  Stock Raisers' Association of  B.C,  S. C. BURTON,  . Secretary \  %  ���������������������������^���������������������������������������^���������H*  FOR  SALE  CABINET   GRAND   PIANO  No Reasonable  Cash  Offer Refused  Instrument little used, and is in sound  condition.     As good as new.  Can be seen at the home of Mrs. Grimes  Nicola Avenue.  THOS. HARTLEY,   P. O.  Box  93  H. C. Meeker of Canford, was  an enthusiastic visitor at Wednesday's demonstration.  Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Meikle  of Nicola, were patriotic visitors  to Merritt on Wednesday.  Scoutmaster Howard McLean  (Canford) was iri the city on  Wednesday taking a keen interest in the commemoration functions.  Mr. and Mrs. D. '��� Dodding, Sr.  of Lower Nicola, took an enthusiastic interest in the commemoration day observances.  Born���To Mr. and Mrs.  Riley, of Nicola, a son.  Ed.  T. F. Brenton, a pianoforte  tuner well known to many in the  Valley was a visitor during the  week.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  Mr. A. E. Howse occompanied  by Mrs. Howse, "motored to  Merritt on Wednesday for the  patriotic observances and made  one of the most powerful speeches  of the day.  Mrs. C. Croly and children,  who have been spending an extended holiday back East, are  expected to arrive in town next  Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Croly  and family will reside in the  beautiful house on Yoght Street,  vacated by Mr. and Mrs. A. B.  Kennedy..  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in. Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province o�� 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^wilLbeilease'l^to.  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 must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton. ��� "  The person operating the mine shall  -furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon; If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  "'��� should be furnished at least once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted: to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For. full    information    application  '. should be made to'the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  Ion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorized  this advertisement ��� will  not  for.���68782.  "Dad" Johnson is on a visit  to the city. Mr. Johnson who  makes his home in Trail, says the  old mining towns of theBoundry  country haye taken a new vigorous lease of life. The pay-rolls  are^fat'and^busiriessgoodr���=====  Will Make Cigars  and Calabashes  Purchasing a plant that was used at  Kelowna, Jack Fish,, of Nicola; who  has had wide experience in the manufacture of cigars and tobacco is establishing a factory in the Barwick block,  Nicola.  The dry climate of the Valley it is  expected will be specially adapted to  cigar-making, ensuring quick drying.  Mr. Fish also , has procured from  Paradena, California, seeds for the  growing of gourd the familiar plant  of the morrow and melon species, used  in making Calabash pipes. He will  experiment with the seeds. .Pipes -c  made from the same class of seed are  on view at Nicola.  Fitting Close to  Anniversary  j  Plucky and Quick Action  of W. Huston Saves Garage  Government Agent Rolfe of  Nicola was a disappointed man  on Wednesday; Owing to a  breakdown in the engine of his  boat he was unable to get home  in time to visit the Commemoration Day proceedings to which  he had looked forward to observing.  What We Hear  That Dr. G. H. Tutill has purchased the fine residence of Dr.  Williams who shortly will leave  Merritt for Rossland and that  Dr. and Mrs. Tutill will take up  their new nome about the tenth  of this month.  That at the recent bailiff distraint sale at a local real estate  office a book entitled "How to  sell real estate at a profit" cwas  sold for fifteen cents,  and that  the purchaser wore an optimistic  look despite the circumstances  which led to the real estate man's  publication oj j ^ide going "beneath the ham  jmer," ,  A Ford car which was being  filled with gasoline at the loeal  garage on Wednesday night  caught fire. Owned by O. B. N.  Wilkie, surveyor the car was  rushed in the street by W. Huston, of the garage Co., who sev-  erly burned his hands and arms  in doing so. The estimated damage to the car is $225.  H. R. Plommer, Secretary of  Middlesboro Collieries, was a  business visitor to the Coast on  Thursday.  ��� Geo. Wright, llth C. M. R's of  Vernon, is visiting friends in  Merritt this week, this being his  last visit before leaving for the  front.  Before   a   packed   and. enthusiastic  audience, the concert in  the Armory  was featured by aNielightful program  of patriotic songs that were sung with  great spirit and animation.     Arranged  through the indefatigable public spirit  of Mrs, Tutill, the individual and  concerted items were excellently rendered  and encores were frequent.     Mayor  Walters presided. "The hall  was  embellished by artistically arranged flags.  $89 was taken at the door.  Program���  God Save the King  Song and Chorus "O Canada!'  E. B. Mayon  Solo ��� ��� \ The Pride of the Navy''  A. Sowerby  Recitation        ~ "Homesick"  Miss Fairley  Song and Chorus    "The Call of Motherland "        J.   Leitch  and  Home  Guftd I -  Solo  *. " Empress of the Seas "  J. Geater  Instrumental Selection      Members of  Band, F.  Reid, T. Rowbottom, A.  Limb, J. Grant  Song "Sons of the British  Empire"       Children  Solo " Angus McDonald "  Mrs. Corkle  Song and Chorus      " Take me back to  Canada" Dr. Tutill  Recitation "The old Martini"'  J. Leitch  Middy Girls' Chorus        "Sons of the  Sea"    Mrs.   Tutill,  Misses Doris '  arid Irene McGoran,  P.  Pope. M.  Stephenson, H.   Hyland,   G. Ransom, E. Staton  Solo " The Song of the Allies"  C. Croly  Song " Tommy Atkins "  ' Miss Patchet  Song " Soldier and the man "  Mr. Brenton  Allies  National   Anthems���   Solos by  Mrs. Tutill, Miss Patchett, Dr. Tutill.  Accompanists,   Mrs.   Tuttill,    Mrs.  Corkle. Mr. R. Morrison.   .'  t  *  *-**  *  ���5*  Convincing Values  In Groceries and Dry Goods  *  t  t  *  t  t  t  t  t  T  *  .%  !  *  ���>  t  aROCERJES  NEW POTATOES,  "CURLEW" BUTTER,  ROLLED OATS,  SAGO,  SEMOLINA, makes delicious puddings  per sack 1.45  2-lJw.for.75'  8-lbs (or .40  4-lbs. (or .30  per lb. .23  PEANUT BUTTER, for making dainty sand  wiches  SALAD DRESSING,  OLIVE OIL, for Salads  JELLY POWDERS, Assorted Flavors  LEMONS, nne and juicy  BANANAS,  PEACHES,  per jar, .30  ,   per bot. ,17  per bot. .25  3 pkts. (or .25  per doz. ,35  per doz. ,40  per crate, 1.10  *  *  ���  ���>  %  ���  %  ���  X  DRY   GOODS  MENS   KHARKI   SHIRTS, well made        each 1.25  MEN'S PRINT DRESS SHIRTS,  special to clear, each ,75  MEN^S CANVAS^SHOES^^Jfe^paatsJefL^  LARGE WHITE TURKISH TOWELS,     each .40  |  PILLOW SLIPS, Extra Value each  20    f  CURTAINETTE, neat pattern, special price per yard .22    ���  LARGE ASSORTMENT OF USEFUL REMNANTS  I  At "GIVE AWAY" Prices J  ���'���    - -������    ���     ��� i  THE merritt 1  T  7  be paijf,  .- -J  AU is Ready for  C.P.R. Crossing  -���'��� The plans and data necessary  in connection with the application which the City will make for  a new crossing of the C.P.R.- at  Voght Reserve are now prepared.  The application will be drafted  by City Solioitor. Grimmett and  will be placed before the Dominion Board of Railway Commissioners. The C.P.R. have intimated ��hey will offer no objection  to the granting of the order for  the crossing sought.  Wellwishes to  Wellfarers  Anxious for the welfare and  happiness of Mr. and Mrs. W.  Welfare, some fifteen young  friends f_om the Methodist  Church "surprised" their host  and hostess. As befits their  name Mr. and Mrs. Welfare saw  their guests fared well and cards  games and dancing were enjoyed.  One of the guests who figured  on staying a few hours packed  an ice cream freezer. Cool, eh.  Local Jottings  Dr.   Williams is a visitor in  Vancouver this week.  T. J. Smith bf Vancouver was  a business visitor in the City  early this week. ~  A. W. A. business meeting  will be held at the Vicarage on  Wednesday afternoon next at  3 o'clock.  The Patriotic Guild will meet  in the City Hall to-day, when the  result of the "Sox Day" effort  will be finally'known.  The Clydesdale  Stallion  Mr. and Mrs. Mason Pye, of  Coutlee, have taken over the  ranch owned by George Howarth,  at Iron Mountain, and took up  residence there this week.  Allen Barge, who was hurt  while working as brakesman on  K.V.R. train fell during shunting  operations on Wednesday,, sustaining a severely sprainedankle.  He was removed to the hospital  and attend by Dr. Gillis.  $25 and costs was the cold  douch that was given Coldwater  Sampson, an Indian, on Teusdav  for killing a deer. The Indian  with a chilly name pleaded he  was hungry. The evidence did  not corroborate this. Provincial  Constable Bell prosecuted the  case.  Although he pleaded guilty to  a charge of being drunk and  incayable on the public highways  Richard Bordley was on Tuesday  allowed to go with a caution,  Defendant said he -came into  Merritt to join the army for  overseas services. .  I invite you to look at my hats  I won't tell you that I have  the best hats in" the world. I  haven't. Lots of others are as  good. But I do believe- that I  sell hats cheaper than many  others. Come in and see them  you will be under no obligations  to buy at  the ROSE MARCHE.  A Flower service will be held  at the Anglican Church on Sunday evening next at 7.30 p.m.  Members of the congregation  are invited to bring flowers, home  made bread or eggs. The flowers  will later be sent to the hospital  and to adorn the graves at the  cemetery. The bread and eggs  will be donated to the hospital.  "For we're allied one to another" are the words of a song  rendered at the patriotic concert  on Wednesday in the Armory.  In the police court, the day before, two allies the' German,  Fritz Osthoff, and an Austrian,  Dan Mikulitch, were arraigned  before Magistrate'Morgan. Ost-  off having struck his ally "Mik"  such ay nasjy tap that* he was  "bound^verWk=e^th^p^W=fof'  twelve months.  Palace Bakery |  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc %  Hot Pies every Saturday.  * W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor. I  1* *���*���  The city authorities having had  frequent complaints as to the  manner in which Poundkeeper  Clark carried out his duties of  impounding cattle, he was requested to send in his resignation. This came before the City  Council on Monday and on the  motion of Aldermen Ransom and  Jackson was accepted.  \  "Victor Hugo"  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam:Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Dam : Lndy Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  The Rev. Matthew White and  Mrs. White, of La combe, Alberta,  where the Rev. White is Presbyterian minister, are in Merritt  visiting their daughter, Mrs. G.  B. Armstrong. This is the Rev.  White's first visit into.the Nicola  Valley and he is very impressed  with it in every direction. Coming here over the main line route  they will return via the K.V.R.  Commencing May 5th, Will Stand  as follows:  EVERY WEDNESDAY  AT      :;.; ���   -'- ;  E>. Munro's Stables  MERRITT  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,  AND'  During the rest of the Week  at my Ranch at Lower Nicola  TERMS : For Season with return -  privilege $12.00 payable at end  of.Season.    To insure with Foal,  $18.00  For further particulars apply to  D. DODDING (Owner), o  Lower Nicola - B. C.  Funeral Today of the..  .  Late' Mr. Donald McAulay  The funeral of the late Donald  McAuley took take place today  (Friday) at Merritt cemetery, at  2.45 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Hyde  officiating. The pall-bearers were  Messrs. Geo, Irvine, P. McLean,  W. Sherwood and R. A. Smith.  The chief mourner was' Mrs. E.  A. McAuley, of Sumas, Wash.,  the widow. N. J, Barwick was  the undertaker.  Draw for Fruit at Okanagan  Valley Fruit Company's Store  The free drawing for fruit at  the Okanagan Valley Fruit  Company's store will take place  tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 p. m.  Mrs. J. Smith and her little  brother Willie Sherwood, left on  Tuesday's train for Vernon.  The many friends of Mr.  and  Mrs. Johnson will be glad to hear.  their little child ��� who has  been  critically ill is showing a decided  improvement, s  . Hay is wanted and tenders for  supply by contract are invited  by the Middlesboro Colleries.  See their ad. on this page. '  In connection with; the admirable scheme by which the Cutlers  Company of Sheffield, England,  will resharpen and put into shape-  old and discarded razors, and  send them to the soldiers at tlie  front, and which scheme Wood,  Vallance & Leggat, of Vancouver  are assisting, it should be stated  that the Merritt Mercantile Co.,  here are still receiving contributions of razors. Up to June 7th  the Cutlers Company had collected 70,000.  What is the matter with that  watch of yours?    Yoa do not  'know? Well take it to DORERS'  the expert watch and  clock repairer.  ^J


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