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 Vol. 5, No. 48  THE   HOME PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OP    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,    OCTOBER   22,   1915'  Price 5 Cents  a _i        _fi �� ��� Jtirice 5 Cents  Annual Meeting at Hospital Tonight���Activity ro L^dMnW  Camps.���New Train and Mail Service-School Board Finances  City Council and School Trustees'  Arrange for Financing of City  Public Schools for Rest of Year  ������������������������^������      .-  Claims on Delinquent School Taxes Relinquished���Main Street Crossing���Order Arrives from Railway Commission  Large Congregation  Attended Masses  Archbishop Casey well Received  on First Official Visitation  to Merritt "���>.  ;*$_-'  At the City Council meeting held on  Monday Mayor Walters reported on a  conference between  the  finance committee and the school trustees to consider to school finances,     The trustees  asked the Council, he said to relinquish  -    their claini on the delinquent taxes for  1913 and 1914 for the outside school  district so that the trustees would be  enabled  to ~getj govenment   grants,  which would be paid once ,the Government officials saw that the money would  be  devoted  to only school purposes.  The Council were not now indebted to  the bank for the $793 delinquent taxes  for 1913, this amount had been paid off.  With regard to the ?1126 representing  delinquent taxes for 1914,  the bank at  the request of the finance committee,  had agreed to relinquish their claim on  the amount.   It was hoped in this way  to finance the schools' for the lest of  the year, as the sums stated with the  Government grants will suffice to take  care^rf the necessary expenses.   On  the motion of Alderman McLean and  Jackson the action of the finance" committee was endorsed.  "The Nicola Valley News" wrote,  stating that owing to the extraordinary.  I carry out their contract with the city.  Aid.  McGoran said if an order was  giyen. under the contract, for four publications he was quite satisfied., and  would witkdraw his amendment.   The  motion approving the account was then  ~put and carried without dissent.  City Soli itor Grimmett reported that  the order from the Dominion Board of  Railway Commissioners authorising the  provision of Main Street crossing on the  C.P.R., hacTbeen received.   Under the  order the city would have to bear the  cost of putting in the crossing and its  maintenance which must conform with  the railway regulations.  On the motion  of Alderman McGoran1 it was decided  that the matter of arranging for the  erection of the'crossing be left to the  Board of Works to consider and report  back to the Council.  Mayor Walters reported having been  in communication with Superintendent  Peters of the C. P. R. and Traffic" Manager Fisher, of the K. V. R., re proposed new winter train schedule. Mr.  Fisher had informed him that he would  be in Merritt this week and the Mayor  expected to see him.  Large congregations were present at  the Roman Catholic C urch on Sunday,  on the occasion of the first visitation of  His Grace Archbishop T. Casey!of Van-,  couver, to the church which 'was^estab-  lished here four years ago.      i  The visitation of so high a personage  naturally w s made the occasion of  special preparation by the members of  the faith in the city and district.  At 10 a.m., the Archbishop with, the  Rev. -Father Wagner, local priest, and  the Rev. Father LeJeune, of Kamloops  and of the Indian Missions, celebrated  floiy Mass and administered the Blessed  Sacrament of Confirmation to some  thirty candidates from the parish and  its envitons, some coming from Coal  Are Investigating  Copper Claims  Tacoma Smelter Officals Take  90* days Option on Mamette  Lake Property  A ninety days option to purchase copper claims at Mamette  lake, belonging to Martin Bresnik  of this city, with the privilege of  working them during the term  of the option was agreed upon  1 this week on terms not divulged,  ' between Mr. Bresnik and Mr. T.  J. Corwin.a representative of the  Tacoma Smelter.  Mr. Bresnik has prospected cop-  [per ore of excellent grade and  high assay, and some time ago  shipped to Tacoma a ear of ore  [���which brought him a net profit  of several hundred dollars,  v It is expected that the claims  at Mamette Lake���but 25 miles  Hospital Directors Hear Pleasing  Financial Statements by President  of Year's Work at the Institution  UabilirieSuSubstantially Reduced-Annual Meeting of Institution to be  ��� ��� Held Tonight at City Hall Council Chamber, 8 p.m.  circumstances attending the" abandon' f    A�� *�� th! 'nternment camp,-the May-  ment of the tax saleItthiL 1        I or reP��rted *�� had taken up the matter  More t^ ��"? TZT232 ���"** **�� *���*"��� ** "*�� Rid*e  publication of the tax sale list they  would moke * reduction of $20.00 in the  account flrst presented for typesetting  _3*t_��r rlftlln        *_..--_       __"       *   - " r ��  ���*e*W|i**i  etc;; done, .thus  now, $185.08.  making, the  account  <��� "j 0  s p>  "Aid.'"McLean arid Aid.'Jackson moved  ;~a^n_oh*ttn��^atthe��crountJ_c passed,  vAldr McLean stating that he believed  j practically all the work had been done  and that'the, amount charged was fair.  . "Aid.  McGoran   was given to under-  ' stand from an Alderman not present  that the tax sale work wast just included in the general tender.    He-moved  an.amendment that the account be left  over,until the other Aldermen-were  present. "       ^~       ,    r>    - ���  City Clerk,' Priest stated in reply to  Aid. McGoran that the work was in accordance with the yearly contract and  that an order for publishing in, four issues of the paper was given'by him in  tbe usual routine with the instructions  for the advertising. The. order was  withdrawn at the last moment,  i City Solicitor Grimmett said the newspaper was strictly entitled to payment, i  The publishers were quite prepared to J  way Wilson, of Victoria and had also  secured the assistance of other persons  in laying,the claims of .the City as a  centre for-such a camp^before the  military authorities. -" ����� *   j��->*> -- -  A communication from Crehan Martin and Co., civic auditors, enclosing  statement of the city-accounts for the  _.��� ���.. r��� ,ai iviamette Lake���but 25 miles  mont and Tulameen.   Interspesed were from   Merritt���will    shortly   be  appropriate hymns, the singing being -yorked'by engineers and others  very ably led by Miss1 Mary Bresnik,  sent���in,by the Tacoma people.*  ���j  A high executive official of the  same  American   concern,   Mr.  Lininsaler arrived in   ihe City  last  ev-ening. and   immediately  ["proceeded by automobile to Aspen  'Grove to thoroughly inspect the  copper claims prospected by.J.E.  Bate and other well known prospectors, and which were closely  examined by Mr. Corwin earlier  in the week. Mr. Lininsaler will  (remain in the camp until tomor-  [rpw and with him will rest the  i decision as to whether financial  Mrs. Nichols presiding at the-organ., ,  Most impressive was'the confirmation  ceremony conducted by. His Grace and  the priests, Mrs. Gemmell, as god-moth-,  er, and Dr. Gillis as godfather- attend^  ing the candidates-who included severaf  young girls whose attire was adorned  with white wreathes and veils, the ser-'  vice being significent of the confirming  of the vows and promises made for them  as infants by their godparent!-.'-   _ .,������-'  Archbishop Casey in his address spoke-  of the pleasure of visiting,", his people  at Merritt. Being his. first visitation he  wished to speak briefly on  The last regular meeting of the present Board of Directors of the  Nicola  Valley General Hospital was held in the  Board room at the hospital on Monday  last.   President A. W. Strickland presided,  supported  by vice-president A.  N. B. Kogers and Directors A; F.: Rankine, G. B. Armstrong,  G.   H.  Tutill,  P. S. Gay and M. L., Grimmett,  with  Secretary A. R. Carrington.  .  The minutes of the previous meeting  having been readahd confirmed, several  minor matters of correspondence were  quickly disposed of and filed.  Relative to the absense of Matron  Miss C. Gibson, the president reported  that he had wired and . written:; to the  Vancouver General Hospital respecting  their matron, and replies had been re  [tinuing the President said:  "taking  everything into consideration the Board  should be congratulated that notwithstanding the lack  of regular employment at the mines and  the  general financial condition of the Valley not being  of the best, they had been able to meet  all current expenses of the year,' and _  reduce theu* liabilities by over one half.  Insurance covering three years had been  paid,  and no accounts of the present.  year would be left'unpaid."  During the absence ox the-matron  owing to sickness, Nurse Quinville had '  acted���on the authority of the President���as deputy. She had been very,  very careful and conscientous in undertaking her responsible duties, and had  carried out her work in a very satisfac- *   r..*._ ..__ _ .en xo-1 carried out ner work in a vary satisfac-  ceived from the Medical Superintendent tory manner, and the President, consid '  reporting thnt   M"co  /iiwi���  l-j '  six months ending June 30 was'ordered !_"?? 1TaB.?0.tithe ^ ��a��-We in the  I world, he said,  nor was it the. first  ...,._ many.matj arrangements shall beentertained  ters which he cou'.d not, by reason .of ^h the 0^ner8'0f the claims to  the   limitation;of,'time, -.develop.,.;.A  -^���   *' ������   '  question that would bear consideration  was why the mass was spoken in Latin  instead of .English.   The English Ian  to be received and filed.  In the items of deferred business was  further consideration of the adoption  of tho curfew act. It was informally  decided not to take any action in the  matter. ' - -    '  The tax sale extension bylaw No 60  was given a final reading.    -   l   ���  On motion of Aldermen Jackson and  McLean,' Murdoch Mclntyre, proprietor  of the Coldwater Hotel, was granted  permission to~do necessary excavations  in connection with remedying defective  drainage at the septic tank at the rear  of the hotel. -      -  Present at the meeting were, Mayor  Joseph Walters, Aldermen P. McLean,  R. Jackson, A. McGoran, Solicitor M.  L. Grimmett and City Clerk H. Priest.  "iAwIJTu ""V", "* L"e ��i����ms to t-unianaa-een purchased for the orderlv  reporting that Miss Gibson had contracted rheumatism following an operation, and would rot be able to return to  Merritt until the first of November.  ' Director G. B. Armstrong (House  committee) reported on several matters  undertaken by his committee. They  recommended that the lady help to the  cook be retained in the service of the  hospital, good reports having been given  of her Ability by the acting matron and  by the hospital cook. It was also reported that some needed improvements  had been made "to the sanitary arrangements at the hospital; and that uniform  coats had been purchased for the orderly  ,pf   accounts   totalling  the   payment  $637.13.  The President in speaking of finances  regretted that they had been unable to  _..---    - -- -,.������. 4    I*.--,,*!. -*,--   -    ������-. inndtne balance sheet, as presented at  Their church was for all the world  I?-?et,?er wer<; through the Aspen   *"e last annual meeting.     It would be  and was built as>uch by Christ's twelve hr��7e-fJ_ mP thls week enquiring "ecessaryfor the members of the board  Apostles.   Latin, a language unchang-'       tO-tlie >>_>rOflnppta   n-f' eran-i^r.] to mpp. n unu. �����.���: __,-,..    ��� .  ing by the passing of years and generations; and not subject to changes in the  meaning of words, as with English,was  used in the masses. Christ came to save  as well as English-speaking, people,  Italians, French, German,1 Belgiums,  Spaniardsrall nations.   Catholics could  ered that the Board should fittingly  recompense Miss Quinville.  Director Rankine:   "In all fairness  we should vote her the Matron's salary.  Directors Armstrong and  Grimmett ,  moved and it-was resolved that during  the Matron's absence the acting-matron  be paid the same salary as the matron. .,  Twenty-five dollars was voted Secre- ,  tary'Carrington for"extra services ren- '  dered the Institution since his appointment.    _",  Directors -Grimmett and Rankine  moved "That no further action be  taken by the Board in the matter of an  account rendered to Dr. Gillis for meals  received'at" the"* hospital." /* The "motion.  was carried. " By this resolution the  Board has settled a vexed,question, and *  one that has taken up*considerable of  the Board's'time.  by-expert engineers especialiy  se"* over from Tacoma:; ...    .  H. D   Quinby,, B. C   Copper  u>���- at  Greenwood_.and TV S  SSl?". of Copper Mountain,"  I til.    IflRf- snnnal  M��_4.- %-. .".   -   "J  TONIGHT      -- , , *���  ,.  *�����!,-"*"   'T",-i';*��u",l,K|:' '���* ���**" "'"-'mDersortiieboardH m.      ���      , -..-       *- "  as  to tne ^prospects   of getting t�� meet a little earlier on Friday'(to I"   rh^ annuaI meeting of the, Hospital'  oreshipped to the TrailsmelterJn-gnO to consider and pass the annual H" be held  tonight  (Friday)  in-the   | financial statement, previous to it being Council Chamber at the City Hall, "at  submitted to the annual meeting.   Con- 8 p.m. " "*"...-,  *m  Supt. Cottrell Inspects Line  Merritt Mercantile Company  _Z',_Z 1 SWEATER, COAJS. 1-t-l-^   The season is now with us for Sweater Coats and we have prepared for.  the usual heavy demand by stocking the best lines we could obtain in quality and style.   In Men's, Ladies, and Children's sizes we can show a range  *-      ~" "~      *12.00. which are ejri����nHnnoi n��in���� -4 �������� ���  District Supt. S. A. Cottrell of the  C. P. R. is in M.rritt today a d will  ---���-���.- --"*|mieetTraffic Manager O. E. Fisher of  celebrate mass in Merritt just the same'the* K; V. R., this afternoon. The  as they could in London,' Madrid, Paris. / party will inspect the Merritt���Nicola  Berlin or Pekin exactly as they' did in 8pnr< jater travelling, for purposes of  their own church here. ^ Latin was un- inspecting the line to Spences Bridge,  like thex English .language .which was afjer which the branch and spur will be  changing everyjay-some ot those nr<>- informally handed over to the K. V. R.  . .. ��� ���v... 0, u��iii��, anu i>nuaren s sizes we can show a range  from $1.50 to $12.00, which are exceptional values at tbe prices owing to the  fact that they were bought previous to the last heavy advances in woollens.  We give you the benefit of our early buying.  |   .VAN H0UTEN'S;-C0C0A, halfllb. tin,.  reg. .60, special .50  - POCKET   FLASHLIGHTS  A complete wi_e o. all alze> and prices  *     imnrfn* from 1.00 to 3.50 eacfi  Spar* BatUriet and Electric Bulbt to fit  any lamp.  Brfa_ in your -_u____t to be refitted for  tbe Winter'* use.  ."BRAID'S BEST"  -�������  ...  ~    ���      >  lib. and 3-lb. tin*  Coffch,,        i. ,.,b Hm,  Spi����s *,-    quarter-lb. and 1-lb tint  Extract. 3-oz.,4-o��.,8-��w.  < All at popular price*  Soda Biscuit*,  Wheat Flake*.  n     **    *���   * U"  Roman Meal  Canned Apricot*  Porridge Oat*, round pkt*  Onion*, .  in 2-lb tin*, .30  pkt. .45  " Pkt. .35  .  tin'.20  each .30  8-lb*. .25  Oui^MERCO" Brand a ,  rc      Guarantee of Quality  MERCO Batter per lb .40  MERCO Egsa per doz .-60  MERCO Tea per lb .40  PRIDE OF MERRITT Tea per lb. .60  MARKET   NOTES -  ^ULte���%^^^ pricesWailing in  SVG%rt^Ttfo^T] 8,ight "Chan*ea ��*��� in 1�� few  LARD -Advances in past week of approx. four cento per pound.  HAMS AND BACONS-very steady and higher prices can be looked for.  EGGS-Strickly new laid bringing high prices on all markets.  Merritt Mercantile Company  changing every day;'some ot those pre  sent'could remember the difference in  the English words used now and say  forty years ago.   Latin unlike English  was not subject to variances of a changing and passing language.  |    His Grace next dwelt on the uses and  significance of the altar, of the various  vessels and vestments used in the masses and of the meaning of confirmation.  Tl_s holy sacrament helps, he proceeded,  to make strong and perfect the soldiers  of Jesus Christ.   Treating the subject  of the sacrament as a visible sign His  Grace quoted familiar, Bible miracles  performed by Christ during.his iife  upon earth.   ,    '   '.��  -,_*.-.**"    '.  Following the confirmation the Archbishop addressed impressively those  just confirmed, urging them to attend  mass frequently,-and to obey Christ's  commands and "Watch and Pray."  Thsy would then be better prepared to  withstand the great temptations presented by the evils of the world, the  flesh and the devil���the snares encountered in daily life. <  Evening Benediction  At 7.S0 p.m. the Rosary was recited.  After- the rendering of the Litany of  the Blessed-Virgin the Archbishop delivered    an    inspiring    sermon    followed by the Benediction of the Blessed  Sacrament the choral renderings comprising  *iO Salutaris,*'  "Ave   Maria  3tej:a,"><,-Tantum Ergo," and "Laudato."- ~ "  '     -'     ��� "     s  .. The -evening-sermon of His Grace  was based on   the Biblical parable of  the man who,  forgiven a debt of ten  thousand talents due to his master,cast  into prison his brother who  owed him  but one hundred pence.     The Archbis-  lopdrew a parallel as to the unforgiving  spirit shown i y the man who forgiven  by hl3 master showed no mercy for his  debtor and the infinite mercy and forgiving spirit of God to His'children. He  (Continued on page 3) ,  "There will be no change in the woik  ing' arrangements on Oct 31st said Mr.  Cottrell ia an interview to the "News"  in his private car.     As to the train  schedule on the'K. V. R., this will al  ways be regulated by the main line  train connections.   Speaking on local  conditions he was watching with gratification the-success of'the Middlesboro  Collieries in increasing their sales a i  the Coast by direct selling.  Kettle Valley Railway  SCHEDULE  OPERATIVE OCTOBER 31st, 1915  PEHTICTON ��� MERRITT - 8PENGE8 BRIDGE  Tnes. Thiira  Sat.  11.30  11.37  11.50  ���12:05  12.35  13.10  13.45  Read Down  Tues. Thurs.  Sat.  ' 8.30  ar. 16.00  1 v. 17.00  17.06  17.14  ���17:32~  Read Up  18.00  18.30  19.00  Penticton.  MERRITT  Coutlee  Coyle  " Canford     ~~  Dot  Clappertoh  Spences Bridge  Mon. Wed.  Fri.  16i30  Iv.   9.00  ar.  8.00  7.55  7.45  7.30  7.00  6.30  6.00  Tuos. Thura.  Sat.  19.05  19.00  _18^50_  18.30  18.00  17.10  16.40  Read Up  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  11.25 20.00  11.05 19.40  MERRITT   -   NICOLA  Pedigree Stock  Purchased by  Nicola Rancher  Mr. S. Kirby, of Nicola, who  has brought upwards of 500 head  of choice cattle, into the Nicola M%. _,_i.  Valley this year, returned fromi.,, , ���   ""      ,    *.-'"       ,",',.  the Coast this week after pur- The postmaster gives the follow- that that service will be available  chasing a car load of high grade ling tentative particulars of the later in the year.  HolStsin-Frifisi-m Vloirv onmii I  Merritt  Nicola  Read Down  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  10.40 19.20  11.00 19.40  THE  NEW  MAIL  SERVICE  Holstein-Friesien dairy cows.      j mail service under the new K.V.  Notable inhisrecentpurchases|R. schedule operative on the 1st  is th'e Holstein-Friesien bull calf,  calved October 15, 1916, dam:  "Teake Tensen" 29260, calved  March 22, 19x3, sold at New Westminster Oct. 13, 1915, for $325 ;  sire : " Francy.. 3rd Hartog "  17538, whose dam: "Francy 3rd"  has'a record of 29.15 lbs. butter  in seven days, and whose sires  dam: "Royalton De Kol Fern  has a record of 34.60 lbs. butter  in seven days and 116 lbs. milk  in one day.  Mr. Kirby has gained quite a  high reputation for the excellent  grade of cattle he has introduced  into the Nicola Valley and his  last purchases have further improved his splendid herds at the  Tamerton ranch,  November.   The schedule, prob  ably, is liable to change in some  slight degree.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and  Fridays mail is due to arrive at  Merritt post office at 8.15 a.m.,  and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays it is due at 7.15 p.m.  Mail will be despatched from  Merritt post office on Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays only���  twice each day���at 11.15" a.m.  and at 4.45 p.m. to Spences  and the main line.  No mail will be carried on the  K. V. train to Penticton at the  present time, but it is expected  The latest time for mailing letters for despatch as above will  be 10.45 a.m. and 415 p.m. on  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays only. Registered mail must  be handed in 15 minutes earlier.  Cupid Scores Again  WALLACE - WATT  -������ ��� ��� /  The marriage took   place on  Saturday afternoon by Archdea- -  con Pugh at Chulus of Miss Elsie  Watt, daughter of Tro)per and-  Mrs. Thomas Watt, and Samuel  Wallace, both of Collettville.  The couple have taken up their  residence here. Friday, Oct. 22, 1915  THE rNICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Twd  I.  _;  ]&'-������  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        ' -X  Publisher: Edward C. Bell .-'-       Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance, $2.00 per year in Canada.  Britain. United St3*��s and Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  COMMENTS ARE TIMELY  The comments of our contemporary last week on-the untidy state of  the local cemetary are timely and will doubtless meet with the general  approval of all residenis of the Valley who have had the misfortune to  observe the existing conditions. What with sinking graves and headstones, holy mounds almost indistinguishable from the level ground and  general signs of neglect and inattention the cemetery in many parts is a  picture of sad desolation. Owned by private interests and outside civic  control any action taken' to improve the lamentable -tate of affairs might  be promoted by some public-spirited friends or relatives of those " At  Rest" in the sacred plots. The suggestion that a civic Cemetery  board or committee be established is worthy of consideration. ' Local  control would be desirable as, in many cases, the relatives of the -revered dead are now far away from the Jistrict and unable to give the  plots the individual attention they would doubtless have received. It  should not be difficult for persons directly interested to devise some  scheme by which the beautifully situated cemethry will be restored to a  tidy and proper condition and kept so.  ���       ���       ���  The increased interest being shown by representatives,of smelting  concerns in copper and other claims in the district will be welcomed by  all who have a stake in the~ City, as well as those prospectors]directly  interested in the fuller development- of the workings. It is -to be hoped  that in any negotiations transpiring with a view to the getting out of  ores in marketable quantities prospectors will forget the old,blood thirst  for fortune by " Get-rich-quick-Wallingford " methods. Foresight and  'wisdom should be exercised in any bargaining, and prospectors would  do well to remember that there is plenty of copper in'British Columbia  outside of the environs of Merritt, .If owners of claims-do -not show  businesslike judgement by asking only reasonable terms for their holdings, that-large smelter-that we hope to see established in Merritt will  be as far off being erected as if capitalists had never trodden the ground  Vivid Description  of Trench Charge  "A long white wall,  the top  flashing and glowing with  rifle  fire, a long tongue of flame betraying a machine gun!.. .That  was our goal, three hundred yard-  ahead !..... .it was in . the light  of early morn when we swept.oh,  not hesitating not pausing,  into the. jaws of death,  into the  mouth of Hell" we ran.... Our  best par fell on our left, another  on our right....but this was not  the place for parting.tableaux.  yonder was our goal .yonder  the Hun that slew my pal."  Thus graphically writes Pte  Thomas R. Kinney of the l'st  Canadian Contingent from the  front to his brother the Rev Geo  Kinney, of Merritt. He is describing a charge.  Continuing he writes, "You  take short gasps, stoop lower,  run a little faster, grasp your  rifle tighter, fearing not the  snap of bullets, the crack of the  rifle, the incessant roar and bang  of bursting bombs Then, you  hear a cheer and your blood  boiling with excitement you see  your comrades climbing into the  German trench you follow  and you cheer and presently you  are climbing up the parapet and  dropping inside God, but the  bombs have done their work and  what remains of the enemy are  still for ever Such is the  strain ofevents that makes our,  Merritt aiid the  Mining Activity  The Snowstorm mine in the  Highland Valley, and which Mr.-  Stuart Henderson, ex-M.L.A., is  the owner, is a regular shipper  of high grade bornite ore to "the  Tacoma smelter.        "  The group belonging to Messrs  Chattaway, Ward and .Dr. Sanson has recently been bonded  and development work is expected to start immediately.  Another old group, the "Glos-  sie" in .the same vicinity, has  been bonded by Contractor  Carlson of the Kettle Valley  Railway and associates, and a  crew of about twenty men are at  work building winter quarters  and developing the ore bodies.  THE  SOinWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT- B. G  Hot and Cold Water.     "Rooms  ieilh  ~Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms  Merritt's Payroll is  Steadily Growing  The healthy payroll distributed  last Saturday in-Merritt by the  local mines, aggregating over  $18,000 for "the month ending  October 16, was reflected in .the  busy appearance of the streets  and stores and general indications  of returning prosperity. The  payroll surpassing that of a  month ago, coupled with the fact  that the mines are working almost steadily is creating among  the miners a feeling of firmer  confidence and optimism in the  prospects for the coming winter.  Another ��ffirst Aid"  Lecture on Sunday  Dr. G. H. Tutill, M.D. gave the  first of his winter series of lectures on first aid treatment of  wounded at the*meeting of members .of St John Ambulance  Association-held in the City Hall  on .Sunday morning. Some eighteen persons were present including a good sprinkling of boys of  the fire brigade ahe other new  members. Dr, Tutill will continue  his lecture next" Sunday at the  City Hall at 10 a.m. states Sec.  Maxwell and a warm welcome is  extended to any prospective  members to be present.  hair turn grey We fall in   we learn "the cost.. then we  celebrated our victory at (deleted  by the censor)."  Five Years for  Cattle Thieving  The property contains a network of veins, all carrying high  grade bornite ore, in some specimens free gold being plainly  visible. The develpment work  has been desultory, consisting of  open cuts, and one shaft down  about 40 feet. There are at least  three parallel leads, with a number of cross fissues, running from  six inches to eight feet in width,  but all showing the same charac-  tsr of ore.  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  /      Traveling Public.  Alt Vegetables. Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  'X  The people who have the bond  on this property have close railway connections, and have given  youn"g soldieralookTold and to��|���* ***'? "? Pf0^^ a ral1  ra_d will be built into the  in the near future.  camp  ::  ��#.>a^**JmH'#*.K'*#**M-****^  f_ - - i _, , , i ,   An 3ttiritatfam  The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General Hospital  request your presence at an  At Bum* unb SIttmt ftpriwr  in the Red Cross Room (Old Bank of Toronto Building),  Merritt, on Saturday, October 30th, 1915,  from 3 to 6 p.m.  Stockbreeders and .cattle owners of  the Nicola Valley will read with a certain amount of satisfaction the remarks  delivered by Mr. Justice Murphy at the1  conclusion of the recent case Rex vs.,  Dow. at Kamloops when the prisoner inj  a cattle stealing case was found .guilty  and sentenced to' five years imprisonment:  -  The judge stated:  " Unfortunately I have to regard not  only you but the general public. . This  cattle stealing in the Interior has in the  public mind assumed veiy large proportions. It is a very difficult thing to be  proved and when a conviction is obtained I have to act on the jury's finding  that cat'le stealing did actually, take,  place, and I may say in regard to this  particular case, I quite agree' with the  jury. Cattle stealing means a man is  a studied criminal. He has got to plan  it out. It also means if the law is notf  enforced properly and sternly it is likely to lead to murder. Consequently  although of course it is a serious .thing  for your family a man should think of  that before he enters upon tht criminal  path. I have to keep in mind what  this crime is; how important it is that  people in this country should know that  nothing will be more strictly dealt  with in the courts than cattle stealing  or stealing of stock at all. As far as I  am personally concerned I dislike very  much heavy sentences. You are liable  at least to fourteen years in the penitentiary: ThT^Bentence_df~tire~Cou"rris  that you be imprisoned in the penitentiary for five years. "  ��� ��� ��� ���  This willl come from Merritt,  where" some extensive coal  measures are opened up, and  mining men expect that in the  near future, if the railroad spur  becomes a fact, there will be a  smelter built, in Merritt, with  fuel coming in the form of coke  from the Merritt mines.  Nicola Valley Meat Market  Nicola Valley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Fresh  Fruit, Butter and Eggs  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in  Leave your orders for Ice  connection,  here  Phone 36  MERRITT,   B.C.  *_���>->  FIRE  OR   LIFE  More Comforts -j;  (or Jack Canuck  Well Known Rancher  Kickexi by his Horse  The following is a list of the most needed articles :  SHEETS;-Width 2yds���  length  2 3-4yds���  which allows for hems  1 _-4in. top, l-4in. at bottom.  CROSS SHEETS-45in. unbleached cotton, 2yds.  long lin.  hem at  .both ends.  PILLOW COVERS-M0.'white cotton folded 1yd. long, allows 1 l-4in.  hem. '  TOWELS-Small, Large and Rollers,  made up by the Ladies Auxiliary.  Any material given can be  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 an 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. G, will be duly acknowledged.  lff*H**H,*H***#��H>****H**fr*^^  F. W. Lauder, the well known  rancher, of Aspen Grove, has  left the Nicola Valley Hospital  where he had been a patient for  some days receiving medical  trea'meit for a fractured leg  sustained on Sunday when rounding up cattle at Courtnay Lake.  The accident occurred when,  Mr. Lauder, on horseback, was  acting the role of peacemaker  between two hefty steers that  were fighting with the agilify of  Ghurkas. In the scramble V-Mr.  Lauder's horse fell carrying its  rider with it and as it rose kicked  Mr. Lauder breaking the small  bone in one leg. His numerous  friends Nwill be glad to hear he  has recovered sufficiently tp enable him return home.  Twenty-five dollars.was netted  as a result of the very enjoyable  whist drive and dance held in the  K. of P. Hall on Monday night,  under the auspices of. the local  Patriotic Guild. The money will  be devoted .to providing more  comforts for soldiers in the firing  line.  Ten tables were occupied for  .the. whist games.-, . Miss Nellie  Wright and Mr. J. Paton carry-  ng off the first prizes, a fruit  bowl and necktie, respectively,  the "boobies" going into the  receptive hands of Mrs. Battersby,  and Mr. Kemp. Messrs. J. Paton,  W. R. Langstaff and Joe' Small  tied for the gentleman's first  prize with equal Doints, ' Jimmie's  winning, the draw of the trio.  President of the Guild Mrs. Jackson presented the prizes to the  winners^      ' ;  By the time the card tables  were cleared the attendance had  Iargejy'increased. Messrs. Reg.  Morrison aiid John Fairley very,  ably contributed the instrumental  accompaniement to the dancing,  an attractive program being carried through under the supervision of Floor-manager R. McMillan. Refreshments were served by the members of the Guild.  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let ine figure on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _p, o. box 219, :merri_ct, _b. c.  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London '-  and Globe --  Phoenix,of London;Eng.  British America of '  -. -Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C: Life    ���   J  x. -'k  Globe Indemnity of  Canada ���?  F^  Drs. Gilbert ��� Hanna ��� Anderson  ____________CetuHTbia,_~���_,aadii.a 'B��nti��.-  Matron's Monthly Report of the Hospital  ' The following report for Sept.  was presented to the Hospital  Board of Directors by Acting  Matron D. A. ~ Quinville at the  imeeting on Monday evening last:  - Patients admitted ' * '22  ;' Patients, discharged 21  '   Operations ���' 5  Births 4  Number of hospital days 492  1   Average per day 16  The report  was accepted as  read. ^  Bob" Barrett, was in from J'    the Coldwater on Tuesday doing f   Good Program at the Rex to-  business, night���Vaudeville and Pictures.  SAVE  MONEY  BY  HAVING  YOUR  DENTAL  WQRKffjDONE  IN  VANCOUVER  *    Our prices "are about HALF those charged by other dentists.  Sb^n^oVve^eVb^ BEST-   absolutely no pai*  -Crowns, Plates and Bridgework 'a   Speciality.     When  you"  PR.G{L6fRT5r^lrtL_:55D^WLR.RLO��5  Second Floor, Dominion BUg. 2C7tta_ting5 SttV. Cor. 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Del King and his daughter  were in town at the week end  leaving for Kingville their home  on the Monday morning's train  Road Superintendent D. - G-  Sutherland passed through the  City en route to Lvtton on Tuesday after a trip to Otter Valley. -  m.'Mwmramv^p^. -T-_BE_T  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS. > "  Friday, Oct. 22, 1915  :<Miij^.;��j.4^^^..5^.j..5.^..:..:..j..^j..j..j..t..:..  -.���:������������-  ������:��*-^-M^**'M',H***l;*H{*��M��4��  ingmen  ~��F you can save each week even a small amount you  are invited to open a Savings Account with The  Bank of Toronto. Small depositors are as well careidl  for as large ones. A dollar will start ai Savings Account  and interest is added to Savings Balances 'half-yeafly.  ThI:  TOTAL  ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $61,000,009  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  OF  ; MERRITT BRANCH -   v   s   - A.��� N. B. ' ROGERS; Managisr  '��� ��  pH--J-4*!^-M**5"fr*-K��***^  Peck McSwain  Filled 4he Church  : ��� ��� ���   " XHE *    .-������!'  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread DaUy.   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  Nicola Avenue  on  M. L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC.   BTC.  -  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal \  MERRITT NICOLA.  v   J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor fgr the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  Have ' Bab's'  Photo Taken  Now  In years to come you  .willi regret that vpu  , > have, not a photo of -  ".  your baby boy or girl. i  0 ���**        r-    i *  -.think Hover, and thencall anil *"  , c i     ^  " '  , see samples at theXity Studio.  ..' .       -  d *       , -        -  Chas. P. Hooper  Opp: Schools ,."*".   , Merritt  [GET THIS CATALOGUE  SAVE MONEY  The Best Ever  issued J Skates, Skating  Boots, Hockey Sweaters, Uniforms, and  Complete Outfits,  Snowshoes, Moccasins,  Skis, Toboggans.  , We want every Man  interested in Sports  of any kind to get  our  large Free  Catalogue.    Prices  right and satisfaction  guaranteed.  Immense   Stock  ?rompt shipment,  'du can save  ��� saoncy-by-getting--"  Catalogue to-aay.~a  T.W. BOYD & SON j  Notre DsmeSt. West]  MONTREAL  ��  Meets in K. of F.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  Capt. STEPHENSON   R. HEBRON  C. Ri Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  - Ai Ft & Ai' Mi  F. S. Gay,  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuea-  day in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  '. Secretary  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  Meets in K. P.Hall  every Wednesday,  at 7.30 .  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, c.C.  J. Simpson,  K. of R. 4 s.  Rev. J. Richmond Craig, the;  pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, has trodden  stony paths since his arrival some  years ago iri B. C. The story is  related to an accident which occurred during Mr. Craig's incum  bancy at Princeton, B. C.     -  Mr. Craig was holding services  in the Town Hal), and Sunday  after Sunday he was faced with  a very small congregation.  Princeton'in those days was not  inclined.sti-ongly towards serious  things and Mr. Craig was a trifle  down-hearted.  Jim Wright was at that time  editor of the "Princeton Star,"  and Mr. Peck McSwain was superintendent of the mechanical  department Mr. Craig called  at'the "Star" office one day and  told the editor and Mr, McSwain  what his "troubles were.  Peck sat upon a stool setting  type, chewing tobacco and smoking a cigarette. He .turned to  Mr. Craig and. said, "Parson, you  don't advertise, that is what is  wrong," then Peck told him how  he could fill the'church every  Sunday if he wished through"the  medium of the advertising col-,  umnsof the "Star."  Mr. Craig'seized; the suggestion. He and-Peck drew up a wonderful advertisement next week  setting fourth the following Sunday the hew pastor would preach  on Princeton's peculiar people  and tell them what he knew  about the truth.  The advertisement took up  nearly;apage in the "Star" and  was of a highly sensational  character. Ihe paper was issued  quite1 a'sensation was caused  through the Similkameen.  The following Sunday at both  services the church was packed  'to the door, men being present  who had never darkened the door  of a church in years���and Brother  Craig was sent on his way to  fame and one of the leading ministers in B, C.~ - .   * -  local Jottings  Several visitors from Quilchena  Tulameen and Coalmont were ih  the city last week end.  F.W.Ward, of the Douglas  Lake Cattle Company Was in the  city on Wednesday.  *;" The many friends of Mrs. Wm.  Riley will be glad to hear she is  rapidly recovering from the effects of her recent fall.  Three ducks brought down with  one shot is the latest achievement  of Constable Willgoose... Some  shot.  On Saturday, October SO, a  Linen shower will be held under  the auspices of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hospital.  The subject at the Epworth  League meeting next Monday  evening will be "The Home and  Nation Building," by a member.  itatf-readg}' ��aUimttg  Excuse too Childish  Mrs. F. W. Lauder and Miss  Lauder, accompanied by William  Hammond, drove in from Quilchena on Wednesday, visiting  Mr. Lauder who was a patient in  the hospital.  The pick of the best British woollens.  Cloth bought by one of the  principals of theSemi-ready  house, with headquarters in  the heart of England's woollen district.  Semi-ready patterns are  confined to us,'because our  consumption'iis so great that  makers are glad to do special  work for^Semi-ready.  Suits and Overcoats made  to your measure at $18,00  to $40.00.  Dress suits.$30.00and up.  -The Patriotic Guild did not  meet on Monday this week but  there was a strong turn out of  members at the whist'drive and  dance held in the K.' P. hall tlie  same evening.  ANDREW  EWART  CITY TAILOR  MERRITT,  -Miners and other subscribers  to the Nicola Valley General Hospital are reminded of the annual  meeting of the Institution, which  will be held tonight (Friday) at  the City Hall at 8 p.m.  i ������  - ��� 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. ���  'During his visit in the city  Traffic/Manager 0. E. Fisher of  the K.V.R. called at the City Hall  and conferred with city officials  (regarding the new train arrangements to come into effect at the  encl of the month.'   -,  L.O.L., 1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in the-Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and^ tntfd Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet~6n the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  " Andrew Paton, W.M,  Geo. Slater, -Recording Sec.  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  ^ Apply Dr. G.\ H. TUTILL,  P. .0, Box 10.  McLEAjN &  CORP  : .WE HAVE PURCHASED V  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  v % Prom A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer _  * ____________o___-______��__-__-_��---_--------_-----___-_---____i  All Goods at Lowest Prices    -  McLEAN & CORP.       :  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  $2.00  a Year  tfttttf  ,     In  Advance  The West Yale Review, pub  lishedat Hope, states: "The ever  delightful ' Merritt Herald' has  condescended to notice our kindly  remarks on its sportsmanlike  campaign against the provincial  government and its employees.  Incidentally it entirely ignores  our perfectly well-meant suggestion that it should make good on  its offer to bet or withdraw and  apologize for its charge that Mr.  D. G. Sutherland told his road  crew 'Tour king�� and country  need you; we don't.", The statement.was not true and the answer that "he might just as well  have done" is too childish for  discussion. But then.-wbat should  be expected from a paper that  devotes about two colnmns���one  of them editorial���and double-  column head lines to the fact that  the city council delayed the payment of a contemporary's advertising account.  All things cousidered, Mr  Sutherland and the government  are to be congratulated. As an  enemy the Herald is harmless ;as  a .friend it might be dangerous.  Corporation of the City  of  Merritt  J. B. Plumb who has conducted  the Victoria Rooming House and  has been connected with the local  mercantile firms during the past  three and a half years left on  Wednesday morning for Victoria.  Accompanied by his son Linton,  they will join. Mrs. Plumb and  take up residence' in the Capital  city. The Victoria Rooms have  been taken over by Leo Traversy.  This excerpt taken from an  admirable sermon preached in  Merritt on Sunday��� >  "That infant Babe in'the manger shivering, and with teeth  chattering "   suggests something like a good  Irish "bull" when we recollect���  as the preacher apparently forgot  momentarily���that the Holy Babe  even, must have been too young  to have teeth to chatter.  Visiting Orangemen  Are Invited  Under the auspices of theL.O.  L., a smoker, will be held in the  lodge rooms on Friday, November 5, (Guy Fawkes' Day.)  . Visiting Orangemen and Old  Country brethren are given s  cordial invitation to be present  with local members of the lodge.  Brother A. Paton is Worshipful  Master.  .  The Singer Sewing Machine sings  from shore to shore. N. J. BARWICK  is sole Agent in Merritt and the Nicola  Valley for these world famous Sewing  i Machines.   See the new models at my  ]��tore, Granite Avenue.  *'-  Mr. Jack Butterworth has received a photograph of his brother Arthur, late of Merritt, who  was badly wounded in both legs  by shrapnel when serving in  France. T' e picture depicts him  in a London hospital. Although  he has -been in bed for three  months he is improving steadily  and is cheerful and in good spirits  hoping soon to be able to move  about as of old.  MUNICIPAL VOTERS]  LIST, 19T6  'Any male or female being a  British subject of the full age of  21 years, who has paid all the  rates, taxes and assessments  which are not chargeable on land,  and are due by them to the Municipality for4he current-year'to  an amount of not less than two  dollars���exclusive of Water and  Electric Light rates or taxes and  license fees for dogs, and has  continuously -resided within, the  Municipality since the first day  January, 1915 and who is a householder or'licence; holder within  the Municipality, may register as  a woter for the year 1916 if - the  necessary'declaration is'deposited  in this office on or before October  31st next. c  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.mc.  City Clerk's Office,  'Merritt, B:C.  Dated this 6th day of Oct. 1915.  YOUR KING AND COUNTRY  NEED YOU  The Forward Adult Bible Class  of the Methodist Church meets  every Sunday^afternoonat 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: "Ben Hur" by Miss  A. Brown.  for Canada's Oversea's  Regiments, Cavalry  or Infantry  Recruits will fc*e ins*_ected and medically examined at    v" ~ _  The Armory,  MERRITT,  On any evening between  7 and 5 p.m.  C. TYNER,  o.c.' D * Squad. '31 st B. C. Horse  GOD  SAVE  THE  KING  Large Congregation  Attended Masses  H. S. Cleasby, J.P., of Coutlee,-  spent Saturday in Kamloops. Besides being a prominent old-timer  of the Merritt district Mr. Cleasby  takes a leading part in politics,  and at present is President of the  Cariboo Federal Conservative  Association and a member of the  executive of the B. C. Conservative Union. He is also prominently connected with the Live  Stock Association.��� Kamloops  Standard.  The first snow this fall on the  Prairies fell at Regina on Sept.  16th.  Get Your  Tailoring,Repairirig  Cleaning and  Pressing  DOME  BY  CAPT. STEPHENSON  (LATE CITY TAILOR)  AT THE  SUNSHINE THEATRE  BLOCK,  ALL   ORDERS   DONE  TO  TIME.  fContlnued from Page One.)  supported his arguments by picturesquely worded descriptions of scenes  of Christ's wonderful miracles and  quoted in phrases, simple yet graphic,  Bible incidents where God proved His  infinite mercy for sinners who confessed  their sins.  At the conclusion of the sermon, Mr.  A. McGoran, on behalf of members of  the church and'Catholics in the district  read from the altar steps a message of  welcome to the Archbishop on his first  visit to Merritt. Eulogistic of the  great esteem in which he is held by  local Catholics as elsewhere, the sentiment was expressed that the visitation  would rouse the people to even greater  interest in the church work.  - The Archbishop in reply stated that  the gracious words of welcome would  sink deep into his heart. He was much  itn ressed with his visit and insight in-,'*  to their work. He felt sure too that  their beautiful city of Merritt, with its '  signs of growing industry would one  tlay be the large and prosperous city  they wished it to be.  '- Through the assiduous efforts of the  Ladies Altar Society the altar and  sanctuary looked very 'pleasing while  'Mr. McGoran was responsible for the  erection of the imposing throne.  In the congregation, both morning  and evening, was a large sprinkling of.  non-Catholics from the city, while several Catholics from the outlying districts  came to the city specially for the  masses.  4 Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS."  **-*.  Horse Owners of  the Nicola Valley  BLAGKSMITHING  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  Have your horses shod  at strictly regular intervals. It pays you and  is a duty you owe to  your horses  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  j. lTdunlop  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  Winter Schedule  Now Announced  T. J. Corwin, of Seattle, representing important mining and  smelting interests, registered at  the Coldwater on Sunday, making  the hotel his headquarters during  his prolonged stay here..  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  Mr. and Mrs. L. Guichon and  family of Quilchena were visiting  in the City at the week end,  registering at the Coldwater  Hotel.  Under the new Kettle Valley  Railway schedule which becomes  operative on Sunday, October 31,  Merritt will have trains arriving  from Spences Bridge the connecting point on the C. P. R. main  line once each day of the week  except Sundays; while two trains  one in the morning and one in  the early evening, will leave  Merritt on Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday of each week,^ but  none on the remaining days.  From Spences Bridge: trains  will arrive at Merritt at 8 a.m.  oh Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. 7.05 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.  To Spences Bridge: trains will  depart from Merritt at 11.30 a.m.  and 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays,  Saturdays only.  Nicola Branch: trains will leave  Merritt for Nicola every Tuesday  Thursday and Saturday only each  week at 10.40 a.m. and 7-20 p.m.  and will arrive here from Nicola  the same days 11.25 a.m. and  8p.m.- .. '7; ���/:'   "yXx ''.XXA  The effect the news service  will likely have on the mails is  better in that' we will probably  receive mail and newspapers  once each of the six weekly days  from the Coast and main line  points.  Postmaster Langstaff has received no official intimation as to  the mail changes that.will be  necessitated by the incoming  train schedule. Here is a comparison, ���  NOW,��� we receive from the  Coast and main line points two  mails on three days each week  (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)  and can despatch mail to the  same places once every day  but Sunday.  AFTER OCTOBER 31st,- it is  expected, we shall receive one  mail on each' of the six week  days and despatch mail to the  same places twice each of three  alternate days, (Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays.)  Friday, Oct. 22, 1915  To Send Supplies  Early Next Month  The local branch of the Red  Cross Society now has 34 members. Mrs. Tom Clarke and Miss  Jennie Thompson joined the organization at yesterdays meeting.  Considerable progress has been  made in making surgical dress,-  inge, hospital supplies, socks and  other articles. ��� Secretary Mrsi  Boyd reports that the members  expect to ship their first consignment to headquarters early  next month.  Presentation Made  to Bro. J. Main  Members of the Co-operative  Society are reminded that the  next quarterly meeting of the  society will be held at the society  premises on Thursday next, Oct.  28th at 7.30 p.m. The new manager af the business, Mr. Mullet  took charge last week end.  Rounding.up of the large number of cattle in the Aspen Grove.  district  commenced last week^  end. ,  Some twenty members of the  True Blue Association, the sister  lodge of the L. O. L��� 1701, assembled   on   Wednesday night  last when a social was held in  honor of Lance-Corporal "Jock"  Main,  a  member  who  intends  enlisting for Overseas service. A.  happy time was spent.   During  an interval Worshipful Mistress  Mrs. Geo. Osmond on behalf of  the lodge handed the soldier a  gold ring as a token of esteem  and remembrance, the recipient  suitably replying to the sentiments expsessed.  Personal Column  Bob Clarke of Nicola, was in  the city the first of the week.   .  Mrs. Stokes and Mrs. Chandler  of the Coquihalla, were in town  on Saturday.  FOR  SALE  Mrs. Wm. Capp and children  left the city on Saturday for their  home in Seattle.  Birth���On Thursday, Oct. 21,  to Mr. and Mrs. Neil McMillan,  a daughter.  'Mrs. Joseph. Walters, entertained the Pythian Sisters to tea  at her home yesterday. ~* _  Wanted���a typewriter, in good  working condition, cheap for cash  Box **N " Nicola Valley News.  GROCERIES  Flour, Royal Hoiueholdl ., 49-lb sack 1.75  Butter�� Our Special, per^lb. .38  Rlue Ribbon Tea per lb. .40  Braids "-Ideal" Tea      Have you tried it ?    per lb. .40  Pete Moyes has resigned as  teamster at the Co-operative  store, Howard McLean has been  appointed as his successor.  Saturday's out of town visitors  to Merritt included J. W. Langley  of Canford, and R. Whittaker.of  Lower Nicola.  Mr. and Mrs. W. _H. Cowen  returned this morning from their  wedding trip spent in San .Fran  cisco and at the Coast cities.  "M: * L. Grimmett and H. &  Cleasby. of this City registered at  the Leland Hotel, Kamloops last  week end.   -  F. -H. Latimer, .government  surveyor, who is surveying the  right of way on a part of the K.  V.R. was in the city on Friday.  of Choice Grade  Holstien - Friesien  Milk Cows  ,  (All Government Tested)  Newly Calved or due to Calve  within the next few weeks  -   Apply��� "  TAMERTON RANCH,  or  NICOLA HOTEL, NICOLA  Fall Rye  i  Oscar Lachund. general manager of the B. C. Copper Co-  passed through the City on  Tuesday night being en route by  the westbound train to the Coast  $45.00 PER TON  F.O.B. Canford, B.C.  - &  FOR SALE.  Two Span  of  Working Horses  Six to eleven years of age  1,300 to 1,500 lbs.  Used to Logging  With the Colors  Coffee, Fresfaly Ground  Salmon, Finest Quality7  Sardines,  Lobster,  French Peas,  Mushroom*,  Campbell's Soups,  Pork and Beans,  Jelly Powders,  Fency Tea Biscuits  Shorts, 1.65;'  Bran, 1:85,;'  DRY  GOODS  per lb. .35  2 tins for .23  2 tins for .25  per tin .30  per tin .15  per tin .23  3 tins for .40  per tin .10  7 pkts. for .50  per pkt. .10-  Wheat 2.00  J.   G.  THYNNE,  Otter Flat       -       B. C.  W. K. Hyslop, well known 'in  this city, has been made a sergeant in the 47th���' Western Scots'  now training at Victoria.  per yd. .15  .15  Roberty Moody, another of this  city's robust young men left today to don the colors in the Home  Guard.  Lance-Corp. J. Main, who has  been on furlough visiting friends  here left today to report at the  Sycamous Camp.  Indian Agent J. F.   Smith,  of  Kamloops,    registered    at   the  Coldwatel hotel during the week,  "stayirigseverardays^  Trooper Hebron left on Saturday's train for the Sycamous  Internment camp, after a ten  days furlough spent here with  his family.  36-in. Stripe Flannelette, extra good value  36-in.. Plain, Pink or White Flannelette,  good value, per yd  28-in. Oxford Shirting, suitable! for Men's  -   ,   '      Strong Shirts, per yd,  Pillow Slips, ready hemmed       V eacn 2o  Men's Hes, large assortment of good patterns, "each .15  Men's Black Cashmere Socks   "-' 3 pair for 1.00  Gearing Line of Men's AU Wool Undershirts, Very Cheap  I Government Agent Hugh Hunter  of Princeton, passed through  Merritt on Tuesday on his way  to Vancouver, reporting everything o. k. in the royal city.  H. R. Currie, of Aspen Grove,  was a business visitor in town  last Monday, and was a patriotic  guest at the whist drive to provide comforts for the soldiers.  ' Mrs.,A. J. Coutlie left on Saturday for, a.vacation which she is  spending with her relatives, Mr. Lfonne>1  and Mrs.-Thornton, lateVof thisfNo 37581, by  J. W. Langley  X. -���.'-- ���.   *  Notice of *  Cancellation of Reserve  city, at Amity, Oregon, being; a  passenger ^ on. the C.T. R. \ westbound train.:  .22  Enquire our prides on all Groceries/  The careful Housewife buys at  THE  MERRITT  NICOLA VALLEY  GENERAL HOSPITAL  The Annual  General Meeting  of the above will be held  in the  CITY HALL  TONIGHT  At 8 p.m. sharp  Major Conant, who is looking  much"improved -since~hisnreturrr  from the trenches, was in Merritt  on Tuesday returning to his home  at Dot by the evening train.  j^H^H^^  Trooper Thos. Watt, who has  been on leave of absence,  returned to the Home Defence at  I Vernon camp   the  first of the  week.  Regimental-butcher Tom Heslop who has had an extended  leave of absence, returns on Saturday to the Vernon Internment  camp.  .     BUSINESS;  Election of Officers,  Receiving Annual Statement,  And to consider any other matters'in connection with the Institution.  Trooper J. Bond, son of Mr.  and Mrs. Frank Bond of this city  has been home on furlough from  the internment camp at Sycamous. He returned to camp today.  Farewell Party to  Two Local Soldiers  ��� Lance-Corpl. J. Main and-Tpr.  James Bond, of the 30th B. C.  Horse, who have been in Merritt  on leave of absence left thip  morning for the Internment camp  at Sycamous. They intend trans-  ferring to an Overseas regiment,'  probably the 72nd Highlanders:  In honor of the two soldiers,  who enjoy considerable popularity here, a delightfull party was  given by Mr. and Mrs.  Bond at  Organization of  Local Prohibitionists  . .President B. G. Stewart presided over a meeting of the executive of the Peoples Prohibition  movement of the Nicola Valley  held last night when organization  arrangements were advanced. A  finance committee was formed,  and constitution established. The  Secretary A. R. Carrington was  instructed to communicate with  the central office with the view  J. Manning, of Dot; was ir  I town on Tuesday, in .'company  with D. Dodding.of Lower Nicola. Mr. Manning has no kick on  the crop return in his' district  which he is now- beginning to  know, having lived and prospered  there for some eighteen years, i  '-���> "   ���*���������:  Get your Confirmation Wreaths  and Veils at the Rose Marche. -  t '  On the arrival,of Matron- Miss  Gibson at the hospital from the  Coast, in about a week, Miss  Quinville, who has been Acting-  matron will take a vacation which  she. will spend at her home at  Mamette Lake.    ~"  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  . .'"reason.of a notice'published in the British Columbia Gazetta  on the 27th"of December, 1907, is can-'  celled. The-said lands will be opened,  to entry by pre-emption at 9 a.m.t on  itfonday'the 6th day of December, 1915,  at the office of the GovernmentAgent,-  at Nicola. ' >.  *   R.- Ai RENWICK,    ���' - -  ~ Deputy Minister of Lands  Department of Lands,        '"  - Victoria, B."C. . -���  Sept. 24,1916 *     - ,  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU��  LATION8.  Traffic Manager O, E.Fisher  of the K. V. R., accompanied by  Roadmaster Green, Trainmaster  Hopwood- and-Chief -Mechanic  McLean arrived ih the city in' a  special K. V.- R. car on Monday  night on business affecting the  arrangements fa* the winter  schedule, and other business  brought about .by the proposed  change.  their home here last night when I of getting a. special speaker to  ___-_**_*��    4-Vil _���_>.*    _*_...________ JL      __ I ���      ���". ����� ���_       ._   __ _  I Palace Bakery  l Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  i.    Hot Pies every Saturday.  some thirty guests spent a very  happy time with music, games  and dancing.    "  To-morrow night at ,the Re'_f  Theatre in addition to the- usQal  films, the Kingston Comedy Trio'  will vary their fine entertain-,  ment considerably. Mr. King-?  ston will perform the great HindiT  Cross escape, in which he is'  bound by the head, hands and  feet to a cross, and makes his es->  cape at the shot of a gun, in'  sight of the audience, and with-'  out the aid of cabinet or curtains  Saturday Night  at the Rex Theatre  KINGSTON'S  COMEDY COMPANY .  viait the- Valley. Preliminary  steps were taken with the object  stimulating the temperance move  ment throughout'the^whoie^Val-  ley.-       .        -     j i-    -.-. *  ���  V W   FA1R1 FY   Pmnnofn, f "P1 t]ie 8,cl of c8binet orcurtains.  J  w. r*AlKL__Y, Proprietor | Miss Mabelle  will  appear  in a  ���ww*********#ww*4*^*W'ugieat thought reading act.  A party of sportsmen, comprising Max Ewart,'D. A. Lewis,  Art Thompson and Joe Markle.of  Penticton, A. C. Cetchill^. of  Kamloops with J. G. Thynne of  Otter Valley, registered at the  Coldwater early this week, later  proceeding otf a hunting trip in  the Quilchena country.  2  BIG FEATURES:  Kingston in the Great Hindoo  ; Cross Escape. -  Miss Mabelle in a mind Readirig  ���    _' Act'       ,  1 Hooloo Booloo Black Face "Act  Comedy Sketch: ."little Willie  6,000-ft. LatestThoto Play  Admission���  .15 and .35  JDoors open at 7,  commence at 8.tt_J}Jj;  Coal mining rightoof the* Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest,  Territories and ln a portion of" the  Province of British Columbia, may be-  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of SI an acre. Not,  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to'  one applicant. " ���   -        '���  ���Application for a lease must-be mada~  by the applicant in person to the Agenc  or Sub-Agent of the district in whfehi  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory, the land musC  be described by. sections, or legal sub-'  divisions of sections, and In unsurvey-7  ed territory the tract applied for shall"  be staked out by the applicant himself."  Each application must,be accompan-'  led by, a fee of $6, which will be re-,  funded If the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. _\A royal-'  ty shall be paid on tbe merchantable .  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton. - ��� -     ��  The person operating Ute mine shall.,  furnish the Agent with sworn returns ���-  accounting for the full quantity of mer- ��� -  chantable coal mined and pay.the.roy- . ���  alty thereon. If tbe coal mining rights %  are not being operated, such returns '  should be furnished at least once �� |  year. . ^y   .  The lease will Include_the coal min- -;  Ing rights only, but the lessee may be *  permitted to_purctia_e whatever avail,  able surface rights may, be 'considered '  necessary for the working of the mine \  -it 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 Dominion Lands. ��� "*���  , W. W. CORY,' v  - Deputy Minister of the Interior,  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   o|  this advertisement will not be patf  -        ".    - j   '  ,  ..f  ���  %

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