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 Vol. 5. No. 47  ews  THE   HOME PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    Of=^MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  MERRITT,   B. C,   FRIDAY,    OCTOBER   15,   1915  Price 5 Cents  .,��� .  ..   .        ;. " ��� ��� ' xrice o L-ents  Remarkable Yields at Experiment Farm���Local Chan^s^RaiC  iwi-'-Merriifs Payroll Maintained.    Ore Mining Notes  way  Archbishop Here  This Week End  Prelate of the Roman Catholic  Church Will Conduct Masses  X    in Merritt  An event which has been looked for  ward to with pleasurable anticipation in  Funeral of Late  Mrs. G. Mitchell  Wife of a Merritt Trooper Laid  to Rest    Many repressions  of Sympathy  The funeral of the late Robina M.  Mitchell, wife of Trooper George Mit-  Excellent Success of Dry  Farming at Quilchena  Experimental Cry Farm  Roman  Catholic circles in the Nicola chell,   on   Home   Defence   with    the  Valley is the impending visit of His  Grace Timothy Casey, Bishop of Vancouver, who will arrive in Merritt on  the C.P.R. train at 6.15 tonight. Accompanied by the Rev. Father LeJeune,  lie will spend the week end in the city  in company with the Rev. Father  Wagner.  During the three days of his visit His  Grace will celebrate Mass in the Sacred  Heart Church at 8 a.m.  On Sunday, the 17th inst, after celebrating Mass at 10 o'clock a.m. the  Archbishop will administer the sacrament of confirmation to the candidates  presenting themselves and will deliver  an allocution on scriptural truth and the  importance and significance of the sac-  "rament. The sacrament of confirmation is expected to be beautifully im-j  pressive; Mrs. Gemmill will be godmother and Dr. J. J. Gillis godfather to  the candidates presented.   :  At the Sunday evening service, at  7.30, after receiving an address of  welcome from the congregation the  Archbishop will'preach on one of'the  leading questions of the day.  On Monday,  October 18th; the distinguished visitor will visit Quilchena,  and next day will travel by automobile  *to Kamloops  SOth B.C. Horse, stationed at Sycamous  internment camp but resident of the  City, and who died on Saturday, Oct.  9th, at Nicola Valley. General Hbspital,  following a brief llness, took place at  the City Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon last, in the presence of many  friends of the deceased lady who had  been a resident in the district for some  years.  The cortege of mourners and pallbearers assembled at the undertaking  p r ors of N. J. Barwick, and at about  2.30 p m., the procession proceeded to  St. Andrews Presbyterian Church wheie  the Rev. J. Hyde delivered a short but  impressive   address,   and   appropriate  hymns were sung.  At the cemetery the  husband, Trooper G. Mitchell and Mrs.  William Capp, of Seattle, sister of deceased, were  the principal mourners.  Some beautiful floral tributes rested on  the casket and there was a large sprinkling of citizens in attendance  both  at  the church and graveside  That facts and figures are more convincing than finely polished words is an  old truth that might with justice apply  to the higgjy creditable report furnished  by the director of the Provincial Government Experimental Dry-Farm -at  Quilchena, relating in concise form the  eesults of this seasons work.in farming  at this typical dry belt point.  Incidentally it might be stated that  the work of tha farm is directly under  the supervision of the Department of  the Agriculture,���-with^ its many  able officials - and has had the  close attention and assistance of Mr.  Alert. Lucas, m.l.a., Yale's untiring  representative.  That Dry Farming can be carried out  with undoubted success is clearly and  potently shown by the accomplishments  at Quilchena by Mr, Blookland at the  Quilchena Experimental Farm where  the agricultural potentialities of a Dry  Belt have been tested  by fair experi-  irients along correct lines with conclusively successful results.  ' In Siudying the yields noted below it  should be remembered that the-attainments  are   not due   to   the  increased  rainfall this year overprevious .-'year's.  Au a matter of fact the increased precipitation only amounted to two inches.*  The following figures and yields speak  -for themselves and should be carefully  digested by those persons anxious  to  take up dry farming in the Dry Belt.  Twenty acres under cultivation:  Two load .Chevalier Barley yielded 76  bushels to the acre.  White hulless Barley yielded 70 bushels to the acre.  Mensuary Bailey yielded  84 bushels  to the acre.  ��� i  * Red Fyfe Wheat yielded 49 bushels to  the adre.  Oats yielded 91 bushels to the acre  Total yield 27 tons 4 cwt. 42 lbs.  Tragic Death of  Late Mrs. J. Clark  Pc the tic Evidence Given to Coroner's Jury.   Funeral was  Largely Attended  Busy Ladies at  Old Bank Building  ;*#s  V Payroll Over $18,000  -Hb.    : - r" - -^   _������_  " The payroll of the Merritt i-lneTto-  ; morrow'will total well over $18.0007  which is a ove that of Se tember. The  biggest portion'-is to be'paid .by the  - Middlesboro Colleries Ltd.L, ^their payroll having increasecTby $2,000 over  that paid out by them last month,  Interior humming dai y. ~-s..  - "|e"ort to aid the society.s funds  Special ^meetings to transact  Some" twenty members' were  present at the Red Cross sewing  meeting held' yesterday after-  noon..u_ "scti^io- *-.- _L* L  It was.decided that owing, to  the branch being newly formed  and the present work taxing the  capacities of-the memhers to the  full limit no steps wouldl)e taken  officially .with regard to the Octr  21st - (Trafalgar ^Day)   special  K. V. R. to Operate C. P. R.  Branch to Spences Bridge  ~���; o-1-,   Announcement by Official ^Penticton.   K. V. R. Trains  Will Run Between Penticton and Bridge.- �� No Stop-  .. :     ~   X   -       Oyer at Merritt  ���    ,>. *��� *r*,       '  A-'Announcement hasIbeeir made that  on October 31st, the Kettle Valley Railway company will take over from the  C. P. R. the forty mile branch 'of the  C. P/R.'from Spences Bridge to Merritt, and also the seven mile s ur from  Merritt to Nicola. After the end of  thismonth these two lines will be operated by the K.V.R. as part of the system from Midway to Spences Bridge  Mr. ^Williamt Clarke,, representing  English investors -��� in the Be'tterton  Fraser enterprise at Hastings Ranch,  Brookmere," arrived in Merritt early  this week'coming'direct from London,  England. Met here by Mr. C. R. Betterton, he proceeded to tbe big ran h to  inspect the extensive operations on the  ranges there, also the new sawmill, and  to discuss various matters affecting the  Jai-ge business done at the ranch. '*  ,:      , -"-   --     1    When the new autumn timetable of  business Will not be called it has the C.P.R. goes into effect on October  V. J--.J-J       _���       _     .. aiaf- it i�� lit,..!., il.x x,      ,-   ���    _  been decided, any routine matters  will be brought up as necessary,  at the Thursday sewing meetings.  By a clerical error the name of  Airs. I.  Eastwood was omitted  from the list of new members  .furnished to us and published  last week.   We have pleasure in  recording the correction.'  \  li-  Merritt Mercantile Company  ^PA��^DAr^_.UES  Saturday, Monday, Tuesday/ October 16, 18, and 19.  31st it is likely that the K. V. R. time  table will be changed to some slight degree to conform to the operation of  trains on the main line. K.V.R. trains  in future instead of losing their identity  at Merritt where the K.V.R. line ends,  will continue under the control of this I  company until touching the main line at  Spences Bridge.'  To a Penticton Herald representative  Traffic Manager O. E. Usher did not.  care to announce any particulars regard- J  ing the-winter time table on K.V.R. as  details are not yet fixed.  -"It is understood that the two Soo  trains will be taken off the C. P. R.  main' line for the  winter.    The east-  bound Soo  out of Vancouver is the  train which at present gives connection  at Sp?nces Bridge and Merritt with the  eastbound K.V.R.      L    <-*-,*>  In view of the fact that the Hope cutoff line will probably be ballasted before  heavy winter sets in this year, most  people look for the operation of trains  on this line early next Spring- in fact  just as soon as operation is at all practicable.    At that time,  if conditions  warrant it, daily trains  will  probably  be operated through from Vancouver to  Nelson via Hope without change of cars,  & connecting service being afforded at  Brodie by means of a branch line train  running from Spences Bridge  through  Merritt to Brodie, which is where the  Hope line leaves the present road from  here to Merritt.  In the City Hall, on Saturday,  Cor-  onev  (Dr.) G. fl.   Tutill M.D.,  and a  jury conducted nn inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of  the late Mrs. Alice Clarke age 32, who  was found dead in a  chicken   house  in  the vicinity of her home  at  Diamond  Vale Flat early that morning.     Alongside the. body was her six months old  baby,   which  was   unharmed,   despite  exposure arid inattendion for, presumably, eighteen hours.  The jury (R. C, Croly. foreman)"  brought in the verdict' that; deceased  came to her death from haemorrage  and sufforeation by her throat being  cut, in the opinion of the jury, self inflicted while suffering from temporary  depression.  William Halloran feelingly told how  on Saturday morning he was on his way  to work at the mine and had reached  the chicken coop near the Diamond  Vale boarding house. "I heard something crying" he said, "and I halted  and listened. I lighted my pipe and was  about to walk away again when I heard  the cry once more." Witness then told  how, knowing of the search the previous night for the missing lady, he had  a presentiment of something untoward  within the shed. The door was open,  and he went in." Describing - how  deceased was lying _face downwards he  then stated how he" found the baby  three feet away. "I lifted the child  nnd carried her to my wife in bed." He  explained how"the husband and brother  were sent_for. Peter Smith' and I Vent  in again. We'passed an humble opinion  and asked God to have mercy on her.  Replying to the coroner, witness stated  deceased had her right hand over her  brow.^ .  Mrs/W  Miners to Return  To Great Britain  Only Half a Dozen From Local  Mines Anxious Ito Leave  for Old Country  That Merritt miners are well  content    with   conditions   here  which are good considering the  general economic situation and  the state of affairs in other coal  mining camps in the Province,  and that they feel Merritt mined  coal is still in strong demand even  in these unsettled days, has been  strongly evidenced during   the  past week.  Mr." Robt. Foster, of Nanaimo,  one of the national organizers of  the   United   Mine   Workers   of  America, is assisting Mr. Robert  Baird,   secretary  of   the   Coal  Owners'  Association   of   Great  Britain,  and Mr. Tom Richard-.  son M.P. for Whitehaven.   Eng.,  who constitute an official" commission and are on -the mission  of interviewing B.C. miners who  desire to return to the Old Country to take advantage  of  the  steady work available there under good conditions.  Mr. Foster told the  " News "  that so few minershere want to '  return to Great Britain it would -  not be necessary  for the two ,  Commissioners, who are in Van- -  couver, to visit Merritt.     So far  as is known not -more than >��� six -  may  avail  themselves   of  the "  scheme.   ..  Resident Engineer  of C.P.R. Spent  Week-end Here  Rice, Bait Quality    ,_*  Sunlight Soap " -  Royal Crown Soap  r Stove Polish,  ���   *  Potato Flour, for Puddings  Blue Ribbon T��*_  I       ROYAL CROWN CLEANSER,  10 lb. lack  6 bara  '6 bara  ,   2 tina  per pkt.  -per pkt.*  .50  .30  .26  .10  .15  .40  POTATOES  ONIONS  WHEAT  per pkt. .05  Our "MERCO" Brand vr  Guarantee of Quality  MERCO Butter per lb'.40  MERCO Emm per doz. .55  MERCO Tea _erlb..40  " PRIDE OF MERRITT Tea per lb. .50  per sack  10-lbs.  100-lbs.  -'SUGAR.   ' '     '  "'FRY'S COCOA *   ,/  TOMATO KETCHUP, Heinze  ,V .SWEET PICKLES, Heinze,     -s  "SHAKER SALT*      -..      .    .  D  CORN STARCH -      8 pktfl. .25  ROBIN STARCH '    *       2pkts.'.25  CANADIAN WHEAT FLAKES per-pfct.'.40  APRICOTS In tins ' \'-each.20"  ROMAN MEAL '**      pkt.-.35  CANNED SALMON. half-lb. tins, ".IS  .100-lbs. 8.10  per tin, .25  <   bot. .35  '���    bot .85  ,-" tin, .15  POCKET   FLASHLIGHTS '.  A complete ranee of all Bizoaand "price-  ranging from 1.00 to 3.50 each ,  Spare Batteries and Electric Bulb, to fit  any lamp. >-  Bring in your Fl_.hli.ht lo be refitted for  ���   the Winter's use.  _        JUST  ARRIVED       '-A''  MEN'S CASHMERE SOCKS,     8prs.l.0O  WOMEN'S CASHMERETTE  STOCKINGS,    8 prs. 1.00  MEN'S Heavy Grey Wool Socks. 3 prs. 1.00  MEN'S, LADIES. AND CHILDREN'S  SWEATER COATS, 1.50 to 12.00  CHILDREN'S KNIT SUITS WITH CAP  TO MATCH,   Navy, Brown, and  <jag1'nal 2 50 to 8 00  All prices not listed here are as low and in most cases even better  than you can obtain elsewhere  Mr. H. B. Walkem, resident engineer  for the C. P. R. with headquarters at  Nelson, for several years and who has  spent the best part of his life as an  honored official of the company, arrived  in Merritt In a special -car attached  to  j Saturday's K, V. R. train and spent  ' the week end here before proceeding  to Vancouver where he has taken up a  position as resident engineer, for the  company and where he and his faihily  will reside in future.  Mr. Walkem is a brother of the late I  Judge Walkem and a member of the'  family so honorably associated with the  early pioneering and development of  Canadar, .Accompanying Mr. Walkem  were his wife^and daughter. ?  - Mr." Walkem commented very favor-.  ably on his trip over the Kettle Valley |  Startling Railway  Changes are   Foreshadowed  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays connections will be made at Spences Bridge with the Kettle Valley Railway which will give access to the Okanagan, Kootenay and Boundary districts.  Trains will arrive on the return journey  on -Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays  at Spences Bridge. "���States the preliminary official announcement respecting the winter schedules of the C.P. R.  which will become effective on October  3 st.  Published today, the times of the  I trains on the K.' V. R. are not given.  "Sufficient is known," states a prominent business man, " for the people of  the Valley to rise up in indignation and  urge by strong action a less isolating  and damaging service to the Nicola j  Valley  In an interview,  Mr. Foster  n   .    *    !_        .      "      said he wished! to emphatically  came ^e^JT^^:^^ T ."��* the Commissioner, *  -  renocJOck|did not wish to, and would not -  under any circumstances, influ- '-  erice working miners to leave for  Britain.     Their object  was * to'  provide any unemployed workmen   with   the   opportunity   of- ,  going across the seas to fill the  places of those who had joined  the military forces.     He stated  that some 150 men had been se-   -  cured   from  Vancouver  Island  camps.   These with any other  enrolled would entrain on October  28th and sail from Montreal on  November 3rd.  " How are the existing conditions in the coal mining industry in Great- Britain at present,  and what could miners going  there-expect?"ournfepresenta^  tive asked. '-' Well," replied Mr.  Foster,   "in  the first place the  and she asked Mrs. Clark where' she  was going. She said she was going for  a little walk and when I asked her  where to. She replied "I don't know"  When I pressed her to say what she  meant she said; "I feel like committing  suicide, and today at that." She complained of her feet, of not being able to  eat, and of being unable to move about  as she used to do.  Answering the coroner, witness said  deceased had previously threatened to  her that she would commit suicide. She  complained  often  of headaches,  sore  feet and pains in her sides.  Her neighbors tried to cheer her up.  _ John Clark, husband,  said his wife  had not been well for six months.   She  had her feet frozen  three years ago,  which bothered her.     When  she came  back from Mrs. Dryboroughs she  took  the baby from him  an J  said she  wac  going_forj��_walk up the back lane.- -He    . ���- ���">-.- -"<=  told how she was missed arid of a search  being made until late at night but he  I did not see her again.   In reply to the  ' coroner, he said she had never mentioned anything about suicide to him. He  knew no reason why she should have  committed the act. They had never  quarrelled in .their married life.   She  I had not been drinking at all during the  I week.  Alec Lownie, brother,  spoke of his  sister being in bad health and how she  was missed when'he came home to dinner.    At 5.30 in the morning she made  his breakfast; that was  the last time  he saw ber alive.    -When she did hot  turn up they searched the. river'banks  and  when looking around   the house  for any note or meosage they noticed a  razor was missing.    Some months ago  she stayed at the hospital  one  or  two  nights, during the sickness of the baby  The coroner submitted  route,* spoke highly of the magnificent J call a meeting of business men to take  engineering feats accomplished in se-! the-matter up without a moment's de-  curing a good grade also being greatly  impressed with the scenic, attractions  of the line from Penticton' to Merritt  and convinced of its attractions  tourist traffic. He also looked forward  he said, to the .day when the K. V. R.  would follow the route as o iginally  surveyed which would, incidentally, be  a boom to the Aspen Grove section. On  Sunday _ Mr. Walkem and daughter  were taken on a i automobile trip to  Quilchena and other points in the Valley, as guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. B  Armstrong,  - --  the medical  I look to our City Council to | reP��rt:       ... , . .    t,  '. The jury then brought in the verdict  as stated. Comprising the jury were.  R. C. Croly (foreman), J. B. Plumb,  P. M. Warner, H. Campbell, P. Thompson, E. B. Mayon.  The funeral  took p'ace on  Monday  aftei noon from N. J. Barwick's undertaking  parlors.     The Rev.  J.   Hyde  (Presbyterian) officiated at the graveside, and the pallbearers were Messrs  A.    S.   Howes.   W.   Dry borough,   T.  Matherson, Alex Ewart, J. Limb, and  Mr. McPhee.   The floral  tributes received were from  the neighbors and  Mrs. Dryborough and family.    There  was    a representative attendance of  citizens present at the  cemetery,   the  principal mourners being Mr. J. Clark,  busband,   and A.  Lownie,  brother of  (deceased.  lay.-"  !��� _______  Mr. W. H. Armstrong well known  for i hero owing to his connection with the  Middlesboro Collieries came over from  his ranch at Keremeos this Week and  while here pa'd a visit to the mine.  He left today for Vancouver  Secretary F.  A: Reid, of   the Commemoration  Day   Fund,   has received  from the Treasurer of the British Red  Cross Society in London nn official acK-1  nowledgement of the $50��00 donated |  by the people of the Nicola Valley.  advance in wages paid takes care  of the increase in the cost of  living. In some parts the minimum wage paid is 8s. 66. per day;  in others 7s. 3d. Men working  on contract are making 9s. upper  day.  Under the scheme the Commissioners arrange to advance  the transportation expenses of  idle miners to the Old Country,  on landing they can locate in  any part they choose, the ex-v  penses advanced being .returned  after the men are working at the  rate at* 10s. ($2.50) per week.  In urging, emphatically, that  only unemployed and reliable  miners are wanted Mr. Foster  intimated that any further  particulars could be obtained  from Mr. lom Richardson, m.p., s  2735 Second Ave. West, Vancouver.  Murdoch Mclntyre and G. F.  Ransom made a flying trip in Mr  Mclntyre's automobile to Lillooet  last-week end, Reaving Friday,  morning and arriving back on  Saturday afternoon.  II Friday, Oct. 15, 1915  THE NICOLA' VALLEY NEWS.  Twd  ������"������--���t*-**" r  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  (^frtfirary  Lati Donald McPherson  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, 52.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley New3. P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  A REFLECTION  Last week was a sad one for many people in Merritt and its environs  In five days five persons, all in the spring of their days, were struck  down by the scythe in the Hand of Death. Four of those who passed  into the Great Beyond met their end with tragic suddenness. One was  a poor Indian boy, but twelve years of age, the others of ages ranging  between the narrow margins of 28 to 35 years.- Providence proved  once again that amid the peaceful occupations of daily life at home  Death sometimes claims its sons and daughters in a manner as sad and  terrible as any tragedy on the great battlefields. And when home  circles are suddenly bereft of loved ones our emotions are stirred to a  depth which compels us better to comprehend the true meaningof the  phrase "Think of the Tommies in the Trenches" where tragedies are  common place and none knows whom the next will claim.  ���   ���   ���  VISIT OF DISTINGUISHED PRELATES  Merritt is being well favored these days with visits from high prelates  of the churches. His Grace Archbishop Casey of ^Vancouver will  hold masses and special devotions at the Catnolic Church this week  end, while the Anglican Bishop of Vancouver, the Right Rev. A. U,  De Pencier, is expected to visit St. Michaels Church very shortly,  Both ecclesiastics are personages of high' theological attainments, gifted  with rare eloquence and great personalities. It is confidently expected  that the people will take full advantage of the visits. Perhaps if visits  by such powerful divines were more frequent there would be a stimula  ting effect produced in the churches and, besides, less reason for the  complaints of local church leaders of the decadence of church life  Merritt and the apathy shown by church going people.  The funeral of the late Donald  McPherson, who was kiiled last  week by falling through a Kettle  Valley Railway bridge, took place  on Sunday afternoon. The Rev.  J. Hyde officiated and the pallbearers were Superintendent A.  T. Stokes and colleagues of de-  and Carlson, contractors.  Jury Bring in a  Recommendation  That deceased came to his  death.by falling on the cribbing  at~No. 3 snowshed on the K.V.R.  and was accidentally killed, and  that there was no blame attached  to anybody, was the verdict of  the jury which last week end inquired into the circumctances of  the death of John F. Lawton who  ceased   employed  by  Voisberg^as/k1ill^d ��"^ ^r8,day at .?mp  Late John F. Lawton  The funeral took place at the  cemetery here on Tuesday afternoon of the late John P. Lawton,  who was accidentally killed at  the snowshed constru.tion, the  Rev. J. Hyde officiating at the  committal service. The pallbearers were Thomas Garaston (from  the A. Guthrie Co, camp) L. Le-  point, M. Mclntyre, Lu Price,  D. L. Munro and N. J. Barwick.  N. J. Barwick, of Merritt undertaking parlors had charge of the  arrangements.  Patriotic Dance to  Be Held on Monday  in  ;When the war is ovef and the moratorium is raised it thay possibly  be opportune for heraldic editorial writers in our steam-ng cbhtempbrafy  if the publisher of the organ is still clinging to the threads held by in  diligent tradespeople-���to discuss with this journal, which pays for1 what  it gets, which of the two " Needs the Money."    In the meantime we  are looking after our own business.       Hysterical convulsions' are* bad  symptoms.  ���   ���   "���  Editor Lowery, the well known and experienced-B. C. newspaperman wisely acts on the principle of publishing one page ' packed with  real, live news, instead of doing as some do, publishing more pages  mostly composed of padded stuff printed merely for bluff and to'deceive  those outside the office as to the actual business they are doing.  _ _   f-  .More Recruits Wanted  Recruiting Sergeant J. Leitch has just received word from military  headquarters at Kamloops that further recruits are needed for both  Overseas and Home Defence. " Full 'particulars can i>e obtained from  him any evening at the Armory, Merritt, between 7 and 8 p.m.  !. $.^^.^.H<***$$$-M'***<X^  An Knitifattan  The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General Hospital  request your presence at an  At Sfflme att& \t\txm fb^vrnv  in the Red Cross Room (Old Bant of Toronto Building),  Merritt, on Saturday, October 30th, 1915,  from 3 to 6 p.m.  The following is a list of the most needed articles :    J  SHEETS���Width 2yds.,  length  2 3-4yds., vwhich allows for hems  1 l-4in. top, l-4in. at bottom. \  CROSS SHEETS-45in.  both ends.  PILLOW COVERS-40,  hem.  unbleached cotton, 2yds.  long lin.  hem at  white cotton folded 1yd. long, allows'1 l-4in".  TOWELS���Small, Large and Rollers.   Any material given can bo  made up by the Ladies Auxiliary.  The Ladies' Auxiliary will be glad'to receive, any outgrown or partially worn articles of Infants' Wearing Apparel. Blankets or anything which can be used as on outside wrap are especially acceptable  for the Infant's Ward.  Should you not be able to favor us with your presence all  parcels addressed to Mrs. Geo. F. Ransom, President of the  Guild, Merritt, B. C, will be duly acknowledged.  Three new members, Mrs. Mcintosh and Mrs. and Miss-Pope  were preBent at'the meeting of  the Patriotic Guild held in the  Council Chamber on "Monday  afternoon. Routine business was  discussed and arrangements advanced for the whist drive and  dance to be given in the K.- P.  hall on Monday evening next:  The admission charge if fifty  cents. Messrs Reg: Morrison and  John Fairley, will provide the  music. Refreshments will be  served. The proceeds of the  event will go for providing comforts for soldiers' in the -firing  line.    -  Engineers Examined '*-  ���    ~ i * *  Certificates of competency un  der the B. C. Boiler Inspection,  Act were obtained by the following candidates as a result of the  examination of engineers held at  the Provincial Court House last^  week end :���  Third Class papers���David For-  sythe, John Nichol and S. Nichol.,  Fourth Class  papers���Robert  McMillan and M. McFarlane  Provincial Boiler Inspector" G.  C. McGowan was examiner.  K. -V. R.  ��� According to information re:  c'eived by the Star at Princeton,  the Hope cut-off oh the Kettle  Valley Railway will be finished  in December, and that it is not  likely there will be much change  in the' train service until next  June. By that time, it is stated,  the C.P.R/and Great Northern  will_be_running_from two_to_four  passenger trains daily through  Princeton, one of which will be  the "flyer" between St. Paul  and Vancouver.  .Bishop de Pencier  Is Coming Soon  No word has been received as  to the date of the visit of the  Right Rev. A. U. de Pencier.  Bishop of Vancouver, to Merritt.  He is expected here shortly to  hold a confirmation service at St.  Michaels Church. It is probable  this will be held on a week night.  A harvest thanksgiving service  was held at the Methodist Church  here on Sunday when special  music was rendered and a large  congregation was present.' The  pastor, the Rev. G. H. -Kinney,  delivered a powerful permon on  the law of getting and giving,  sowing and reaping and " Measure for measure."  % tain Day for the  Pay Day for the miners is Bat  housewives at.  20, (A. Guthrie Co.) Coquihalla  The jury added a rider recommending, that in face of the dangers of the work being performed  "there should be a fully qualified  practitioner within a reasonable  distance."  ���7  Deceased, who was aged 35,  belonged to the "Eagles" fraternity at Portland, "Ore.  . Coroner G. H. Tutill, M.D., conducted the inquest and the following comprised the jury: Frank  Taylor, N. J. Barwick, C. H.  Bothamley, F. Flight, K. Beaton,  T. Kennedy.  Tom Murray, a colleague, told  how about 1 o'clock on Thursday  when he was waiting to resume  work after the dinner hour he  heard a noise like falling rock  and found deceased at the snowshed lying doubled on his back.  He was unconscious, and breathing heavily. He thought he was  climbing the timbers when he  fell.  W. Bennett deposed how every  possible attention.and care was  shown-to the injured man who  did not regain consciousness.  C. F. Briggs, foreman, said the  doctor was notified of the accident. Deceased was a good workman.  S. Sutherland said a ladder provided at'the cribbing might help  to prevent similar accidents in  future. "  J. Letts gave as his opinion  that no person was to blame for  the occurrence which was a re-  gretable' arid unfortunate accident.  ,  ,- W. "Vernon", conductor of. the  work train, said the injured man  was hurried to the camp hospital  with all possible speed.  Provincial Constable W.- Bell  was present at the inquiry.  aSkhssk  _ia__^i_____ii��  _55_��__?��-3^7SE*-t-'  l!l_ll_ll_i*��  ��gs*p  _j-__fi_iiiiiP  (**K2gStfiSrtlK^:yV'lJ  Ijim-M"lV i"' iii 'i��   'i  T?Bfcfc5_W-_^i*tt?_7  ^^3^*^_3_S__^iSr^'  -SIliBiM  mi^mi  &:^^^TXX^^r^X^^-s^j\  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot and Cold Water.     I&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 Hotel are dally from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  .J  To Worthily Honor  Trafalgar  Day  Mr. V. Harbord Harbord, pf  Nicola, has received from" the  Provincial-Secretary, the Hon.  H. E. Young a copy of a letter  he has received from Lord Lg,nds-  d.wn, president, of the British  Red Cross Society.  It���has been decided, thie letter  states, that October 21, Trafalgar  Day, shall be made the occasion  for an Empire wide appeal" for  furi"ds~to"be devoted entirely to  aiding wounded * soldiers and  sailors from home and overseas  at the Various Beats of war.  It is hoped that the people of  the_NicoIa~Valley^wilI "worthily  respond to anv efforts made on  October 21th by members of the  local branches of the Red Cross  or St. John Ambulance societies  as the great increase of British  and Overseas Forces at the front  'has necessitated a corresponding  increase in funds to take care of  the larger expenditures.  Nicola Valley Meat Market  *- ->  Nicola Valley Fresh Killed Porfc  and Beef  Fresh  Fruit, Butter and Eggs  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in   connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phoite 36  MERRITT,   B.C.  FIRE OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpehter   and  Contractor, /  v Let me figure on your next job���no matter how email/  or how large.*-      Satisfaction Guarantee-!      \   --  :p: 6. box 219, merritt, b. o.  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Fire  1 Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng."  British America of  Toronto-  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe I-idemhity-bf  Canada     -~%' '-rs*  ti  ;*������  -i  i  ��� il  4  fel  w  Nicola Methouists celebrated a  bountiful harvest by a' beautiful  thanksgiving service on Sunday  when the church was prettily  decorated and appropriate music  was rendered and hymns heartily  sung. The Rev. G. H. Kinney  preached an impressive sermon  in a well filled church.  a   HINKLEY,  &tgn Writer  ^Workshop Opposite Sunshine  Theatre.  Let me give you a figure on Painting your Carriage or Automobile.  Reasonable Charges. First class'Work.  Drs. Gilbert ��� Manna'Anderson  British- Columbia'-      Uaa_l*.g. ^-__eirHs.s  SAVE  MONEY  BY  HAVING  YOUR ���  DENTAL  WORK1! DONE  IN  VANCOUVER  Our prices'are about HALF 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 belsure to come in'for a 'FREE EXAMINA-"  TION ANDSCONSULTATION. ��� All Work.Guarantaed. v , -  DR. GfL_��ftfS Pdffl-fSSDEAraLRWLORS  S��coi*Jr^r,Domini_��_5%._^nQ5f<r^55t.w.Cc*Camw��  V/AHCOOV-SH  A.   I*  "l -  Kicked by a horse and sustaining a dislocated jaw, a boy named-  Tom Nelson of Diamond Vale  Flat was taken* to the hospital at  the beginning of the week. He  is getting better. . "-' '  The many-friends of Mrs. N.  Boyden, will be pleased to hear  of a slight improvement in her  health since being in the hospital.  Thanksgiving Day was quietly  observed in Merritt. The majority  of the stores were closed. Several  parties were out with rod and  gun.  wH. W; Brodie, general passen-*  ger agent of the C. K R. for-the  B.,C., Division,' passed -"through;  Merritt last week end en route to'  Penticton, where he? conferred '  with K.V.R. officials before pro- .  ceeding on the up-the-lake boat. >  Next Monday evening is the  date  of  the   regular- monthly*-  meeting of the directors of the  Hospital.    Time eight - o'clock,  sharp. The meeting should have-  been held on  Monday last but'  being a public holiday several of  the directors were out of town.  r- I ThSEEI:  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.'  4*h^~:-4i��h��h-h-*W'<��<��':~>.:-'  ���:~M'��>��**-H^*****-H<***_I  ���    .   ��  rkingfmen  JF you can save each week even a "small amount you  are invited to open a Sayings Account- with; The  Bank of Toronto. Small depositors are.as well cared  for as large ones. A dollar will start a Savings Account  and interest is added to Savings Balances half-yearly.  I' To Start Lectiires  on "First Aid"  Work Sunday  Friday,  I  Ihe:  TOTAL  ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  961,000,000  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  OF  i  I  i  i  ���MERRITT BRANCH. - . A. N. B.  ROGERS, Manager     $  **W��*Hr2��*^-H"H'-M^��*^^^  ���.       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  M.L GRIMMETT, LLB.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the. Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  The first lecture to be given  under the auspices of the Merritt  Centre, St. John Ambulance Association,   for the session now  commencing will be given in the  City   Hall on Sunday morning  next at 10 a.m., by Dr.  G.  ft  Tutill md, who has-kindly consented   to give   a course   each  week   on   first aid and similar  topics.   The lectures will also be  featured by demonstrations of a  very instructive and interesting  kind.   *A cordial welcome is extended to any persons desirious  of taking up the course.   '  The first lecture, is given in  synopsis below,���  Preliminary remarks, objects  Coroner Enquired  Into Tragic Death  at Quilchena  Coroner G. H. Tu'tiil m.d. visited  Quilchena   on   Wednesday  and  conducted an investigation into  the circumstances attending the  death of the Indian  boy,  Louis  McLeod,  who  passed   away at  Nicola Valley Hospital last week  from the effects of a fall from a  horse on the road at Quilchena  some two weeks ago.   Accompanied   by  Constable   Parr, of  Nicola, the Coroner inquired at  length into the details of tlie occurrence and interviewed various  people in regard to circumstances  of the death.  The coronor will report to the  Attorney General's department  on his findings.  Prom evidence gleaned from  *Mm-ratf-jj. tailoring  Piompt Attention  to all Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  J. A. MAUGHAN  -j  Solicitor Notary Public-  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  of instruction, a brief description LrLTJ^ 'T"? from  of the human   skeleton,  bones ,w,tnesses.,t appeared that the  joints, and the muscular system.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,  on  Have  Photo  NOW;  ' Bafc's'  Taken  In-years to come you  will regret, that vou.  have-^npt .-a -photo'of"  your baby boy or girl.  ,\ Hunk it over, and then call and  x- see samples at the City Shidio.  Cftas. F* Hooper  dpjp. Schools ^    ��� '     '   Merritt *  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at .8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.'  STEPHENSON  C. R.  R.  HEBRON  Secretary  NICOLA L0D6E, NO. 53,  A.  r* & A. M.  P. S. Gay,  ��� ' WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.   -  W. A. Heslop.  Secretary  Signs symptoms, and- treatment  of fractures, dislocations,sprains  and strains, the triangular bandage and i��s application."  At the annual meeting held on  Sunday Mr. W. Welfare was  elected president and Geo. Maxwell secretary-treasurer of the  branch. Other officers will be-  elected later. Reports of the  past years work,were" submitted  and it was announced that Dr.  Tutill had consented to give a  course of five lectures.  During", the - meeting Thomas  Archibald and George Maxwell  were awarded third year, medal-  ions; James Dunnigan, certificate.  As a .token of appreciation of  his services as lecturer Dr. Gillis  has been presented with a satchel  of surgical instruments. A suitable gift was also handed to Dr.  Willicms, prior to his departure for Rossland. Any members  who won certificates and have  not had tbem will be awarded  them at the lecture next Sunday/  boy was riding the horse which  was not well broken at a good  pace and when on a curve in the  road the horse was scared at the  approach of the automobile driven  by J.   Guichon the rider being  precipitated to the rocky ground.  The boy was hurried to the hospital in Mr. Guichon's car but  despite the closest attention of  the medical and nursing staff he  succumbed to his injuries,  To buy or not to buy-that's  not the question.  Have you seen our new  Semirready Suit and Overcoat pattenrs? Much more to  the point.  Welcome you are to just  come and post yourself on  what's new."  Clothes never were so  smart and . beautiful���so  plentiful in desirability.  After you see them.go and  compare the values with any  other first-class make as to  style, fit, fabric and price���  the four essentials.  You'll come, back'here.  ANDREW' EWART  CITY TAILOR  91  New Vicar May   _  Take Up Duties  Early NextMonth  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge*, No. 46 ,  *'��w3��___i_i'j|  Meets in K. P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.30: ���  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, c.C.  J.,Simpson,-  K. of K.AS  Progress Made  with Electrical  ' Wiring on K. V.  Mr..J.  J.  'i The Rev. A. H. Plummer, vicar  of St. Michaels Anglican Church  who is to take up the Indian  work at Chulus which was temporary in charge of C. W. Silk,  who has returned to St. Marks  College, Vancouver, will leave  the Merritt parish at the end of  the month.  The.Bishop De. Pencier-- it is  understood, has - in hand the  matter of appointing a successor  to the retiring vicar to St. Michaels but to date nothing has been  definitely arranged. It is known  however that the Rev. .Franklyn  Watson who. has .a charge on  Vancouver Island and'has minis  Aspen Grove  Claims Attract  Mining People  YOUR KING AND COUNTRY  NEED YOU  n i.    ���    ���    *     j-      . . ������uiiuu.ffl��re , -iSKea as. to, tne reported  Dunn   who is  in tered in mining, camps has- been developmentotia Iai��e scile of  L-s_,_  ifauedj Skatet, Skating  Boots, Hockey Sweatee*, Uniform*, and  Complete Outfits,  Snbwihoei, Moccasin*, '  Ski*, Toboggan*.  We want every Man  .Interested ��� in-Sports  :of '���any kind to get  JZir,/^s/^f^g'm�����r  large* Free -  -Catalogue. - Prices  right and satisfaction  guaranteed.  *-' Immense '* Stock  ?rompt shipment,  'ou can save  �����JP��"'y--��y .-getting���!  ���   Catalogue to-day,  T.W. BOYD & SON,  27 Notre DameSt. West  MONTREAL  Regular'meetings ...  iTlon the first and  ti v.���x,���V���"' m 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  HOUSE FOR RENT  SALE  Apply Dr. G: H. TUTILL,  "P. 0, Box 10.  OR  Mclean & corp  WE HAVE PURCHASED  Tlfe Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  Prom A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  charge.of the K. V. E. electrical  line construction work, started a  gang last week on a new metallic  circuit for telephone dispatching.  The extra wire is being strung  from Penticton to Merritt. Later  a metallic circuit will be estab.  lished throughout the whole K.  V. R.,system.  The newly built telephone line  on the Hope cut-off which Mr.  Dunn  erected  under  contract,  will also be changed over from a  ground circuit to a metallic <cir-  cut.   As it is well understood by  those familiar with telephony a  metallic- circuit which involves  two wires is much superior to  the single wire ground system in  the matter of "acousticsr^Tele-  phone dispatching has been in  vogue on the K. V. R. ever since  service  was inaugurated; it is  believed that-the metallic circuit  improvement will add greatly to  the e_.se with which train dispatching on the line may be carried on.,.. ,  Returning from a prospecting  trip to his claims at Aspen Grove  William McNeill this week informed the.News that consider- J  able progress was being made  along development lines at the  Copper Star properties. He re-,  ports that with every shot they,  are turning up native copper in  quartzite and that they are expecting to be, in calcacite soon.  Mr. McNeill has been .showing  some excellent, samples during  his sojourn at the Coldwater  Hotel during the past few. days  and says that what has always  interested prospectors here js  beginningto interest mining men i  from,, outside .points more, and j- v  nipre. . Asked as .to- the repprted I Recruits will be inspected and reed-  for Canada's Oversea's  Regiments, Cavalry  , or Infantry  under consideration.  vWhen a decision is made:as to  the new vicar it will doubtless be  arranged that he will take up his  new duties here on .the first Sunday in November.  Among. Monday !s visitors in  the City were H. J. Peck, and F,  Downes of Vancouver.  Corporation of the City  Merritt  of  MUNICIPAL VOTERS  LIST, 1916  Any  - ���(  All Goods at ,L6west Prices  McLElAN & CORP  '      Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  $2.00  "a Year  Several  outside  mining men  tyave   been   inspecting   copper  claims in the Aspen Grove district and the trips of some of  tjhem  are  becoming   frequent,  jfhey however judiciously guard  jtjieir.conversation as to the real  object of their mission,     "Is he  iironi Tacoma  or Trail?" is a  question  frequently   whispered  sfmong*prospectors, but judging  by the sphinx-like attitude  oi  ���some of these men one would be  ijteve they came from the J_anr  tf the Pyramids.  Advance  The announcement of the Mer  can tile company on our fron-  page shows to our readers wha'  (advantages there are in payinp  cash for goods. First class goodt  j first class Bervice, bottom prices  i can be had at this store.  male or female being a  British subject of the full age of  21 years,  who has paid all the  rates,   taxes   and  assessments  which are not chargeable on land,  and are due by them to the Municipality for the current year to  an,amount of not less than two  dollars���exclusive of Water and  Electric Light rates or taxes and  license fees for dogs,  and has  continuously resided within the  Municipality since the first day  January, 1915 and who is a house- j  holder or licence holder within  the Municipality, may register as  a voter for the year 1916 if the  necessary declaration is deposited  in this office on or before October  31st next.  Persons qualifying as Licence  Holders, who are not property  owners, must attend to registration of their names on the list.  Persons who have become property owners within the Municipality since December 31st, 1914,  are requested to inform the undersigned. -  Harry Priest, c.m.c*  City Clerk's Office,  Merritt, B.C.  Dated this 6th day of Oct. 1915.  Copper Mountain properties he  says that, the Aspen Grove claims  show an average of 13 per, cent  copper.against the 1.1-4 per cent  shown at the claims Ao be developed.   He is gratified, however,  at the  evidences -of increased i  interest being taken by mining  capitalists  in  minerals in this  section, ef the province.   He was  informed, he said, that at Highland Valley two tons of copper  ore is being shipped away ,daily  to the smelters at a net profit of  $119 per- ton.  Regarding the stir in mining  at the Caine Valley camp he said  a big lead of silver had been  found_ and__was _showing__ the  brightest possible indications  both as to grade and quantity.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  of the Methodist Church meets  every Sunday afternoon at 2.30.  The service is made brief, bright  and breezy. Mr. F. Thompson is  the leader and extends a hearty  invitation to any adults to attend.  Next Sunday afternoon a paper,  subject: "Tha Founder of the  Christian Religion,'.' will be given  by a scholar.  ically examined at  The Armory,  MERRITT,  On any evening between  7 and 5 p.m.  C TYNER,  p.c. ��D' Squad. 31st B. C. Horse  h  GOD SAVE  THE  KING  CAPT. STEPHENSON  (LATE CITY TAILOR)  WILL OPEN  the Store in the Sunshine Theatre  Block, Tomorrow, Saturday  October 16th.  TAILORING,  No Shooting  Take Notice any person or  persons   found   Shooting  or  Trespassing on the  Beaver Ranch  Or any of my Property will *  be Prosecuted.  JOSEPH  GUICHON  The Singer Sewing Machine 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.  PRESSING^  CLEANING.  ALL   ORDERS , DONE  TO   TIME.  Out of every wage some portion should be .banked regularly,  either as security against the proverbial rainy .day or as afounda-  tion to future prosperity. $1.00  will open an account in the Bank  of Toronto, and interest is added -  half-yearly to the balances on deposit. Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Oct. 15, 1915  ���\i  Horse Owners of  the Nicola Valley  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.   Best workmanship and fair prices  �� MY SPECIALTY  Have your horses shod  at strictly regular intervals. It pays you and  is a duty you owe to  your horses  f SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  j. lTdunlop  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  AT THE REX  Tonight and Tomorrow��� A Famous  Player Film : "Gretna Green." A"  romantic comedy.    Four reels.  Coming shortly���The world famous film  "John Barleycorn."  Coming shortly���A realistic film of the  Lusitania Disaster.  G. Hinkley, Jate of Edmonton,  who' has had extensive experiene  as a sign 'writer, automobile and  carriage painter, "has * opened ,a  shop opposite the Sunshine Theat  re and purposes locating permanently in the City. His charges  are reasonable. He , solicits a  trial and guarantees careful attention to all orders entrusted  to him.  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 AU Kinds  " William Case: Father of Indian Mission," is the subject of  a paper to be given by Miss Dorothy Devonshire at next week's  Epworth League meeting.  Octobe. 16 next is Children's  Sunday as St Michaels Church.  FOR SALE.  Two Span  of  Working Horses  Six to eleven years of age^  .   1,300 to 1,500 lbs.  Used to Logging  1  J.   G.   THYNNE,  -Otter Flat       -       B. C. g  tcw_J����iin��i����i "ii" ���������!������'������ ���  What We Hear  That there will be no boxing  here on Saturday. Andy Sterling  being "Out" at the "Inn." .  That a most remarkable film  depicting tlie Lusitania disaster  will be shown at tbe Rex Theatre  shortly and that this is one of the  most wonderful pictures ever  produced.  That Peck McSwain is in Vernon, working on a book entitled  "Prohibition," according to the  "Victorian" of October 11.  That the Victoria "Victorian"  is wondering whether Sir Wilfred  Laurier will support "Joe " Martin and thinks that "if he does  he will swallow a mighty bitter  pill.".  That last January 42,000 tons  of copper ore were shipped from  the Granby mine to Grand Forks  smelter > and that last month,  September,- no less than 93,245  tons wei*e shipped. In-the nine  months 761,694 tons were delivered.  That the new winter schedule  of trains running between Penticton and Spences Bridge on and  after October 31st may be run  as determined for one month as  an experiment and then may be  revised in some details.    ��  With the Colors  Trooper R. McBeth, of the  30th B. C. Horse, is in the City  visiting friends.  Pte. H. Walters left on Monday for Vancouver to rejoin the  Pioneers after being on leave of  absence here.      <  According to coast papers the  Pioneer Corps will leave Vancouver this week end. They are due  to arrive at Shorncliffe during  next month.  Privates J. Moyes and J.May ne  of the Pioneer regiment, who  have been in the city on leave,  left on Monday's train for the  Coast.'  Tpr. Ralph Hebron is on leave  visiting his wife and son. Tpr.  Hebron is stationed at Sicamous  and is'orderly to the Camp Commandant.  Lance Corporal John Mayne  and Trooper James Bond, who  are stationed with the Home Defence at Sycamous, are in the  City this week on. leave of  absence.  Tpr. Thomas Watt, "who has  seen service in other places in  the years of long ago, and who  is now wearing the kharki again  as one of the Home Defence  stationed at_Vernon,_returned to  Merritt, accompanied by Mrs  Watt on Saturday,  NIG0LA VALLEY  GENERAL HOSPITAL  The Annual  General Meeting  of the above will be held  in the'  CITY HALL  On Friday, Oct. 22,  At 8 p.m. sharp  -BUSINESS;  Election of Officers,  ��� Receiving Annual Statement,  And to consider any other matters in connection with the Institution.  Mr. and Mrs. Cranna  Return From Trip  Mr. and Mrs. W. Cranna and  their two children arrived back  in Merritt on Monday after spending five months on a trip to  Scotland.  On their way across the Atlantic in the steamer Scandinavian  the party, although passing thru  the war zone, saw no indications  of a world war being in progress  nor experienced any untoward  incidents. Mr. Cranna states  that Britishers at home are now  roused to the gravity of the war  and are manifesting in many  ways their absolute will and determination to carry it through  to a successful and complete termination. Two cousins of Mr.  Cranna have laid down their  lives on the battlefield.  Mr. and Mrs Cranna and family spent a few days at Montreal  and Winnipeg on their way across  the continent.  Wm. Bradley left Kamloops on  Thursday afternoon for Vancouver. He has joined the 72nd  Highlanders.   Good luck, Bill!  H. S. Cleasby is on a visit to  Kamloops. He is expected back  on Saturday afternoon.  Local Jottings  The sympathy of many people,  in the Valley will go out to Mrs.  Wm. Riley, of Nicola, who is under medical treatment for a  broken rib sustained by a fall on  Wednesday. Mrs. Riley is one  of the pioneer residents in the  Valley.  Captain Stephenson announces  that he will open a store in the  Sunshine Theatre Block tomorrow, Saturday, October 16. and  solicits a share of the patronage  of the residents of the City and  Valley for tailoring, repairing  pressing and cleaning. All orders  done to time.  D. McRae proprietor of the  Dominion Hotel, Tulameen, was  in the city yesterday on business  iater proceeding by the evening  train to the Coast.  Ladies! I have still a very  nice selection of velvet Hats,  Children's Bonnets and Caps.  Agent for the famous Dekanek  Sweater Coats, Caps, Scarfs, etc.  Knit to fit and to measure. Rose  Marche. *  F. B. Ward, of Douglas Lake,  motored in**o Merritt yesterday.  1 PAY-DAY  I  j    GROCERIES     j  i"^���������-^-^-^-^-^���-���������M����M____-____________��M_______M_MM^HMaH^MMM^MMMa|Ma A  Flour, Royal Household 49-lb sack 1.75  %   Sugar, 20-1 b. sack 1.70;     100-lbs. 8.10  |    Rolled Oats ; 8-lbs:\4S  J    Milk, " Butter Cup,^' or " St. Charles'" per tin .10  %   Butter, Finest Creamery,- ~ Our Special, 3-lbs. 1.10  f    Coffee Beans, Finest Roasted     - .    - ,per lb. .35  w* " **  Jam, Black Current, Raspberry, Greengage, Plum,  Apricot and Damson, per tin .65  Currants, Choice Cleaned- r      per pkt. .10  Raisins, Large Seeded         ��� -                   2-lbs. .25  Not-a-Seed Raisins, '        2 *.kts. .27  Rlue Ribbon Tea               .- - per pkt. .40  Braid's-?Ideal" Tea   _      : ��,         _per pkt. 40  Rice,              ,      ,                  ' '   ��_ ���           '  \  5-lbs. .25  Corn Flakes  , ,,    "        3* pkts. .25  Wheat Flakes,                        " "per pkt. .4Q  Sardines, 2 tins for .25  Beet Pack Herring in Tomato Sauce 'per tin .20  Finest Chocolates, assorted'-' -" per lb. .40  Pure Sugar Candies ~                  2-lbs. .35  Onions              ~l(Mtw,..264/, Potatoes 100-lb. sack .'75  Shorts, 1.65;                 Bran. 1.55; Wheat 2.00  Children's Shoes        to clear at per pair 1.00 and 1.25  Boys' Suits at Half Price..-'* A few good Bargains in  Men's Suits to be sold at Cost Price  Enquire our prices on all Groceries,  The careful Housewife buys at     |  THE  MERRITT |  CASH STORE j  ��� ������X* ��5* *I* *5**^J* *���* ���$**���* *Z* ���������* ���**"��� *5* *������ *5**J.* ���$��� * J* *���** *S* *5* ���S*4-E**$- *** ���<* ���$��� **��������� *5* *J* *S* **��� ���5* ^*H* *5* ���^������J* ���$**J**5*1^* *5**3* ���S* *5**^* ���$��� ^ *5* *���*  THE RED CROSS  What have you got to you credit to plead on Judgement Day ?  Not much-that is pretty well certain, and bluffing will not pay.  Have you ever done a reaily kind act, when there was nothing to  gain ? '* ���  When it was'nt for graft or because of your craft, but to ease a  poor fellow's pain ?  ��� ���      *.  Now here is your chance right before you, the British Red Cross  is in need - ' .'  Of your help for the sick and wounded, t'is your chance to do  one good deed > -  It is sure you can't live for ever and you wont miss the money  you give  And your heart will be filled full of pleasure when you ijeel you've  help'd a man live ' <.  Who'd have died in angu'sh and misery'if it had not have been  for you,  And your soul won't face God quite naked.���He'll remember the  good deed too. f, ,  * ,���>.    *  On the twenty first of October���good old Trafalgar Day,  You are given a chance like Nelson of doing a deed that will stay,  He faced man and did his duty and lives in our hearts to-day,  Now face God and settle your debt, while you have the chance to  Justin Wilson, (Nicola)  Personal Column  Joe Upston, of Aspen Grove,  is in town this week.  William Birch, of Kelowna, is  on a business visit to the city.  F. W. Crowder was a visitor  in the City from Aspen Grove on  Tuesday.  A. E. D. Timmins, "left last  night for Ottawa to take up a  position there.  Road Foreman Rhodes, of  Canford, was a visitor in the  City on Wednesday.  D. Dodding, of Lower Nicola,  was a visitor to Kamloops at the  beginning of the week.  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hebron  entertained a few friends at their  home on Voght estate on Tuesday evening.  Ex-Mayor Archie Jackson returned home at the week end  after spending a few days in the  Midway country.  Alex. Lucas, M.L.A., returned  to the Coast on Saturday night's  C.P.R. westbound train, after  visiting many friends at different  points in the Valley.  Jack Minor, bf this city, left  on the C. P. R, train on Monday  morning for Detroit, Michigan  where he will reside in future.  Mr. and-Mrs. A. N. B. Rogers  were visitors to the hospitable  home of Mr. and Mrs. Adanison,  at Aspen Grove, on Sunday.  E. Darney and City Engineer  Howes left this week on a weekF  hunting and camping trip in thf  hills of Tulameen. They're aftei  big game.  Several friends of .Captain and  Mrs. "Stephenson"were"pre*}e"ht al  a- "house-warming" at their  Riverside home- on -Thursday  evening. '���   -;   --   '*" -  -<��� Coldwater Hotel arrivals during  tW week-included M. Olson/ ,W.  E.-Alrick. of Coldwater .Valley,  and J. H. Thompson, of Vancouver.   " -" '  ;  Confirmation    Wreath's j and  Veils, at the Rose Marche. -'    -  , * Grand Jurors G. B.- Armstrong  of * Merritt, F." W.- Lauder, of  Quilchena, and W. H. Sutcliffe  left this week-for Kamloops', for  the opening of the assizes, _  ��� Archdeacon Pugli will arrive  here this week end and will probably spend several days at Chulus. He will take charge, of the  harvest" service at Canford on  Sunday.  - .Mrs. A. H. Plummer.resigned  as president of the W. A; of the  Anglican_Church__at__a_meeting  held on Wednesday. The election  of a successor was deferred for  the present.  D. G. Sutherland, road superintendent for the" district, came  over from Lytton last weekend  in his automobile, returning later  via Mamette Lake and Highland  Valley..        ,"    . _ ���-    -  Mrs. Thomas, mother of Roy  Thomas, of the Mercantile Co's  staff,-returned to her home at  Revelstoke this week after spending an extended vacation in the  City.    **- **  .      -      ~  Capt - and" Mrs.   Tyner  came  over from. Kamloops on-Friday  when " Mrs.  Tyner returned to  their ranch" home at Lower Nicola  the Captain latter leaving ^again  for     Kamloops   where    he   is  stationed.  Palace Bakery |  j Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc \  |    Hot Pies every Saturday.  I W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor.  -*���^���^���>���^#���fr������^���������^���^���^���^*���������K���������^���*���w���  Notice of     *  Cancellation of Reserve  NOTICE IS HEREBy GIVEN that  the Reserve existing on certain lands  in the vicinity of Canford. B.C., and  forme ly covered by Timber Licence  No. 37581, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette  on the 27th of December, 1907, ia cancelled. The said lands will be opened  to entry by pre-emption at 9 a.m., on  Monday the 6th day of December, 1915,  at the office of the Government Agent, ,  at Nicola.  R. A. RENWICK,  Deputy Minister of Lands  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B.C.,  Sept. 24, 1915  H  * r  "'I  1>_  i  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, s'ix times per  week onthe 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  Contracfmay be seen and blank forms  of Tender may^be obtained at the Post  Office of Merritt, and at the office "of  the Post Office Inspector/  JOHN R. GREENFiELD,    ���*'  Post Office Inspector.  Post Office Inspector's Office, Vancouver, B.Cr, 17th Sept. 1915.      t   \ _  "1  A  I  '   <{  - I  hi  /;  -It  * n  -..'I  '   -I  ^__  i*1  xl  6YMOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGUi  -  --*" J"^-viATI0N8.-,   J*:~,*-     ���*-:'���  Coal mining"rights of-the Dominion,^  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alber-,  la, tire Yukon Territory, the Northwest_," j*,. -t :/\|  Territories 'and In- a< portion of the '    *    "������* '���'-'  Province of Britisli Columbia,-, may; be ~���  leased for a,term-of tw'enty-onej years  at an annual rentaLof .l'an'acre. Not  more" than 2,560 acres will be leased to '  one applicant. ""���*--; -   *  Application for a lease must be made' "  by the applicant in person to the Agent*,  or Sub-Agent of the district in whichl  the rights applied for" are situated."  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections,.or legal subdivisions of sections, and in urisurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of ?57 which* will'be"refunded if the rights applied for are'not  available, but riot otherwlse.-v."A royalty, shall be paid on tbe merchantable  output of the,mlneat";the rate of five  cents per ton.    "    v , ������"    " - 1~ '  The person operating the mine shalt  furnish-the-Agent wlth^sworn return* "  accounting for the full quantity-of mer-"  chantable.coal'mined find pay the'royalty thereon.' If the coal mining rights   *  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at" least once �� *  yearr-^���-*_: ���"-1- ���~'~������   -*~" '","* ���   ~~\ ���  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 r  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 Domta-,^  ion Lands..        - "<'*���-- v_  w. w."cqRT/__;;,  Deputy Minuter of the~Interlor,  'N.B.���Unauthorized,'publication  of   -  this advertisement will not be pay  -  for.���68782. . ' .  Trooper".Geo. .Mitchfell desires  through. ,the   mediumJ of   the ,.  "News" to tender his heartfelt':,  thanks to all friends and acquain- >  tances who conveyed kind roes-/*  sages and in other ways tendered  sympathy' to him - in r his   sad'  bereavment.  Mr. 'Mullett,.the newly appoin- ���*'  ted manager of the Co-operative .  Society store is expected to arrive  in the City* from Vancouver to- "  night.  Government Agent Rolfe was  a, passenger on "today's westbound train.

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