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Array *&J4~2  tst+tk &&**<**���  THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY. OP    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol- 5. No. 39*  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   AUGUST   20,   1915  Price 5 Cents  Two Brave Nicola Officers now Share Great Distinction of Bringing  Honoi'���Unique in Whole Dominion���to the Nicola Valley.  Transacting the  City's Business  City Council and Local Improvements.   New Lights.   Cold-  water Telephones  At Monday's meeting of the' City  Council a communication was read from  Superintendent Stevens of the Govern-  'ment Telephone Service informing of  the steps he had taken' in. furtherance  of the application being made locally  for the establishment of, telephonic  facilities for the Coldwater district.  The postal authorities at Ottawa and  the Hon. Martin Burrell had knowledge  bf the request, he stated.     '";  Under the signature of T. E. Clarke,  secretary, the Volunteer Fire Brigade  f.of twenty-one members, submitted a  requisition for a sum of one dollar per  hour or part of an hour while on duty  at fires as a recompense for injury to  clothes etc., as was being paid in other  towns in B. C. After a brief discussion  the petition was referred to the fire  and police committee for consideration  and a report.  On the motion of Aid. Ewart and Aid.  McFarlane, it was decided to accept  the recommendation of the electric  light committee for the extension of  the straight lighting series' system  along Quilchena Avenue to Eastwood  Street and to do away with the present  goose neck fixtures, at a cost of not  more than $200.  A recommendation by Aid. Jackson  and Aid. McLean for "goose neck"  street lighting facilities on Voght  Reserve was adopted, Aid. Ewart,  chairman of the electric light committee  and the City Engineer having power to  carry out the work. . .-���,. , ,:^:,-.'.  ~' 'U' having"' been . .'resoived^ffiat''the  membership fee of $30 be paid to the  Union of B. C. Municipalities, Solicitor  . Grimmett and Aid. McGoran were delegated to attend the next convention on  September 9-10 at Chilliwack, with  Mayor Walters as alternative in either  * case. Recommendations respecting  suggested amendments to sections of  the Municipal Act relative to the borrowing powers of municipalities will b'e  placed before the convention.  Aid. Jackson and McLean brought  the attention of the Council to the need  of repairs to planking of roads and  bridges in the City area.  A refund of $2 pound fees were  ordered to be paid to Mr. Marr.  The City Clerk was instructed to  write Mr. Hindmarsh thanking him for  bringing to their knowledge a sidewalk  defect near the school" which was responsible for injuries to his wife and  child last Saturday evening-    ,  Position of M.H.O.  Must be Filled  Health Act Demands it.    Tenders Invited.   Post Vacated  by Dr. Williams  The question of appointiug a medical  health officer in succession to Dr. Williams, resigned, was considered at the  meeting of the City Council held on  Monday when it was resolved that  applications be invited locally for the  post.  Dr. G. H. Tutill had put in an application for the vacancy, and when it was  read Solicitor G-iimmett in reply to. the  qiiery_by Mayor Walters said that under  the Health Act.the City had to fill the  position.    .-',,-.  Aid. McFarlane moved and Aid.  McGoran seconded, that "JDr - Tuttil be  appointed M. H. O.,  The Mayor: Should not the vacancy  be advertised ?  City Solicitor; If you wish. The  appointment is at the discretion of the  Council.  Aid. McGoron was not in "favor of  paying $100 per year under present conditions. There was already a school  inspector to take care of health condit-  while tqe sanitary  after sanitary  conditions in back yards etc.  Aid. McFarlane speaking of the importance of a M. H. O. should epidemics arise thought it little enough salary considering the medical fees that  would otherwise have to be met.  Mayor Walters thought the other  doctor, Dr. Gillis, should have the  opportunity of applying too.  It was eventually decided that the  Clerk invite-'tenders from both local  doctors for- the . position, .stating the  Salary Required," *��� it being' left to'.the  sanitary committee . to make the 'appointment, the motion being moved by  Aldermen Jackson and McFarlane. and  unanimously carried.  Another Brave Son of Nicola  Secures the Coveted D. S. O.  .-0-  Captain Jack Nash Displayed Remarkable Bravery and Saved his  Battalion from Complete Annihilation.     Nicola Justly  Proud of Her, Heroes  ions at the schools  inspector was looking  Change  of Location  An honor of high "mportance, unequalled in the wide Dominion of Canada  and probably unsurpassed by any community of similar size throughout the  British Empire, has fallen to the picturesque farming community of Nicola.  Nicola now possesses two sons who,  in this war, have gained the high'distinction, the' D.S.O., a decoration of  rarity and bestowed o"nly for the most  distinguished service and gallantry on  the field. ;'  The "News" has received word that  Captain Jack Nash now shares the  honor with his friend Major Harold H.  Matthews of having won the Distinguished. Service Order medal. Captain  Nash,  who left with the, first Nicola  Valley contingent on August 15th, 1914,  was ah .expert in signalling..  His decoration was recommended for  distinguished, bravery on Whit Monday  when he saved the "situation for his  battalion from complete annihilation.  Out of the full battalion sixteen officers  and 365 men were killed, Captain Nash  however, coming through the fierce and  terrible fighting untouched and by his  fearlessness and great gallantry and  skill savingthe battered remnant of his  battalion.  /Nicola is to be congratulated on the  above news which has been received by  Mr. V. H. Harbord from the "wife of  Capt. Nash who is now residing in England.  Year's Work Is  Very Creditable  What.the Patriotic Guild has  Accomplished Since the  War Started  Merritt - Montreal  By Automobile  Hooter Coughed itself Hoarse as  Car Left on Transcontinental Trip  Merritt Public Schools Will  Re-open on /Monday Next   , _ o���~   Staff now Complete.     Four New -Teachers.     Latest Appointment.  Record Number- bf Scholars Expected  Announcement is made in another  column of the impending removal of  the Bank of Toronto from their present  location to larger,' more commodious  and more central premises in the Walters btock, next to Radcliffe's office, on  Quilchena avenue.    .  On Monday next, August 23, the bank  will transact business in the new quarters. Business will be conducted as  usual at the present location tomorrow  Saturday. The attention of patrons of  this popular bank ia drawn, to the*  change of location necessitated by the  rapid expansion of the business done by  the bank, especially among the miners.  Merritt Mercantile Company  ^eiy^ay^GashnSpecialsr  August 21, to August 27.  Monday next is school opening day  when children are a little sad and  mothers are glad and when fathers re-  turn to bucking their own wood. . The  youngsters alway. display a; certain  amount of curiosity as to the changes  that have been going on during vacations. They miss the presence of last  term teachers and make the acquaintance of-the new ones.  There will be quite a few changes in  the teaching staff when the doors reopen on Monday, when Chairman H.'S.  Cleasby and the School Trustees attend  to encourage the teachers and children  in commencing their work for the autumnal term. ,  The latest of the four new teachers  to be appointed to the staff is Miss Ruth  Gregg, of New Westminster, who will  take   charge   of  the  entrance   class.  Other new teachers (which have previously been announced in the "News ")  are Mrs. L. M. Freeman, of Vancouver,  .Senior Third ; Miss Jennie Thompson,  >3r" Howe Sound- 'Junior Third ; Miss  Zella Hawe, of Vancouver, who will  succeed Miss -Whitworth, resigned.  The four teachers engaged last term  who will continue their work are Mr.  L. E. Morrissey, of the Superior school,  who will take charge of High School  work and be principal of the ordinary  schools; Miss McPherson, Miss Lawson  and Miss Patchett. There are thus  eight teachers as last term, four new  ones and four continuing their work at  the schools.  Parents are specially requested to  take notice of the announcement on  page three regarding the age at which  new pupils will be admitted.  As the war was one year old on Aug.  4, last we took it upon ourselves to  ascertain exactly what had been accomplished by the members of the Patriotic  Guild during the period.  Between  November   30,    1S14 and  August 9, 1915. the following donations  and comforts have been sent in  aid of  the soldiers and to help the cause.  Articles of Comfort.���total 1,211  Bandages  400  Belts..    1  ' Blankets.. .3  Cholera Belts..............    1  Handkerchiefs   .... 136  Mits, (prs) -2  Nightshirts    9  Pillow slips.........  40  Wristlets................... 24  Scarves    9  Shirts ��� 64  Sheets  22  ,  Sleeping Caps .'    7  ,   Socks, (pairs) 429  Tobacco plugs 30  Gum, (packets)  30  Playing cards, (packets)'...   4  Cash Donation*,���Total $259.00  Nov. 13. 1914. Cash Xmas presents  for Nicola Valley soldiers $ 20  June 8,  1915.   Donation   to   Red  Cross Fund (Eng.) $139  Aug. 'I,  1915.  N.-V. Commemora-' .  * tion Fnnd $100  The Guild meets every Monday afternoon at the City Hall.  Eloquent Sermon  At St, Andrews  Will Advocate for Increased  ___ ������    _  Legal Borrowing Powers  pTBA, " Pride ot Merritt" excells  all others        . per lb.  .50  " Merco "the bent value on        .     i'Vv  the market, a high-grade blend   >*��U  JAPANESE  MATTING  i  SQUARES,  9-_c. xS-ft  .  dainty designs  Regular 3.00  This week  1.90  HAY FORKS  Strong, well-made Implements; straight  bandies, plain ferrules, reg. 1.00. to clear.  .65!      '  . Preserving Fruits  Leave your orders now to ensure delivery  Freestone Peaches, - box -90  PLUMS. Choicest Varieties box .90  PEARS, 40 lb box "1.95  TOMATOES, ripe, per box 1-5��  TOMATOES, ripe, per basket -35  CUCUMBERS, Fresh, 8 for ���!<>  CABBAGE, 2-lb* for "-03,  ,  LANTERNS  Coldblftst  reg 1.00    '  .75  Tru Lite  reg 1.00  .75  Dash Board'  reg 1.50  .95  Bamboo Roll Shades  Excellent for Verandah Shades  4-f t lengths, reg. 1.25, .70  '6-ft lengths; reg. 1.60,   .     .95  10-ft lengths,' reg.2.00,      1.60  SUNLIGHT SOAP, 5 for '25  WHITE SWAN SOAP, 6for .. ���������25  OLD DUTCH CLEANSER, tin .10  LILAC ROSE SOAP, per cake"  , ;    -lp  .SHOOTING   SEASON  Opening Soon.  We carry a heavy line in Tents, blankets,  Cooking* Utensils,  Knock-down  Stoves, Cots, Rifles ahd Ammunition. '  Inspect our lines and prices before purchasing your season's requirements  -���7'<;     ���-. /TENTS ���' ���  8 x 10, Wedge, Drill, reg 9.00, 6.50  8 x 10. 3-f t, Wall, 8-oz. duck, *eg. 12.00.    9.75  10 X12, 8-ft. Wall, 8-oz. duck, reg. 15.00, 12.75  A full range of sizes to choose from  All tents are of the best quality of Drill or  Heavy Duck and complete with ropes, etc. ,  AifsizesXJ. M. C. AMMUNITION Lowest price.  RIFLES  .82 Remington, reg 30.00  .25-35 Winchester reg 21.00  ".32 Winchester." reg21.00  .851 Winchester Automatic reg 29.00  .30-30 Savage Carvine reg 23.75  .80 Winchester reg 35.00  .2S0Ross .....  24.90  18.7S  19.00  25.00  21.00  26.80  55.00  City Delegates Appointed to Attend Convention of Union of  Municipalities to be held at Chilliwack in September  B.C.  Rev. G. W. Wilson, Superinten.  dent of B. C. Home Missions  Visits Merritt  :  With Merritt as the starting: point  and Montreal, three thousand miles  away, the destination Mr. and Mrs. A.  B. Kennedy, accompanied by Mr. and  Mrs. Robert Wilkinson, all of this City  left here on Monday last at 1,25 p.m.  in the 1914 Winton Six automobile  owned and driven by Mr. Kennedy,  who was a electrician in this City.  Given an enthusiastic farewell by  their numerous friends in the City the  car hooted itself nearly hoarse in response.  Fully equipped with tenting and  cooking necessaries the party left for  Princeton with a big load. They will  pass through Princeton, ��� Hedley and  Keremoes to Spokane thence along the  broad and splendid American "Pacific  Highway" which leads to Minneapolos,  St Paul, Chicago, and Detroit. Toronto  and other leading Eastern cities will be  passed through ere reaching Montreal.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson are -proceeding by this novel route to England.  They will thus "take with them' vivid  recollections of the many varied beauties  and scenic attractions of the different  American states through which they  traverse by auto but could not by rail.  Unrestricted by fixed time schedules,  the party will   enjoy short stays  at.  various points of outstanding interest-  en route, and expect to be on the road  between four and six weeks.  The elimination.of the proviso at the  end of'section 184 of the Municipal Act  that deals with the borrowing powers  of municipalities will be advocated by  delegates of the City of Merritt at the  forthcoming convention of the Union of  B. C. Municipalities to be held at  Chilliwack in September.  In short, the City desires legal power  to borrow on 100 per cent, of the taxes  .'n arrears.  The proviso objected to by the city  authorities here, with others throughout the Province, limits the borrowing  powers of one year to the amount of  the previous year's levy less the amount  of the loan that has not been repaid.  Taking the situation this year, the  levy-made for all municipal requirements  in expenditures aggregated $23,000  against which, as the act stands, the  City is only legally empowerad to borrow $9,300, an amount barely.sufficient  to meet sinking, fnnd and debenture  interest charges, arid leaving nothing  for  other  standing  charges .such as  jappertains__to.-_the.nl aintenance-of=-the  schools, police and civic institutions.  The opinion of local municipal  officials is that if a municipal authority is legally empowered to make a  levy sufficient to care for its estimated  maintenance expenses then it should be  able legally to borrow a sufficient sum  to meet those expenditures carrying  legal endorsation.  .  I The difficulties of financing, of course,  have arisen through the extreme difficulty in securing the payment of arrears of taxes to repay bank loans.  Local municipal authorities also claim  that section 134 and section 195 are  contradictory in that section 195 authorises' borrowing powers in addition to  those limited in section 134.  These matters, with suggestions respecting the establishment of a better  system of government affecting school  boards'and. their .work, will also be introduced by. the lo.al delegates. .These  are Alderman McGoran and City Solicitor Grimmett. .  One of the most powerful and  eloquent sermons delivered in  the City was, in the opinion of  many, that by the Rev. G. W.  A. Wilson, superintendent of B.  C. Home Missions of the Presbyterian Connexion, preached in  the Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening last.  Basing his well reasoned remarks on the text, Peter 1; 2c;  17,"Fear God and Honor the  King" his discpurse was. lucid  and vigorous, with* a stirring  patriotic theme predominant, as  he-spoke on aspects of Christi-  n nity^during_the_war.4_________-=^  The Rev, Mr. Wilson, who was  deputising for the Rev. J. Hyde,  during his vacation, arrived in  the City on Friday and returned  home on Sunday.  Mrs. George Ransom and Mrs.  Hugh Leitch sang feelingly the  sacred duet "And must I go  Empty-Handed."  Can Enlist Here  For R.M. Rangers  Recruiting Facilities Provided in  Merritt    Terms of    "  Enlistment  Canford Ranchers  and Irrigation  First Canford School Will Open Monday  Canford's first school, a Government  assisted school, was completed today  by Contractor Hugh' Leitch. and will  oe opened.on Monday next with Miss  Foy, of Victoria, as principal, and  some dozen scholars enrolled. Situated  half a mile north of the mill, it ,.is a  frame building with a substantial brick  base, the latter being constructed by  W. Schmock of Merritt.  Previously, Canford children were  obliged to go to Lower Nicola School  but, through the energetic efforts of  the local School Board, of which H. C.  Meeker is chairman and E. J. Rhodes,  secretary, and Alec LUCAS M. P. P.  local member. Canford now has its  own school.  A number of ranchers and owners of  property in the Sunshine Valley, of  Canford, are considering the advisability of making an earnest endeavor to  'get the section irrigated from Petite  Creek, under the. plan by which the  Government authorities bear the cost  of the installation of the system and"  the property owners; as an irrigation  municipality, pay for the cost in taxes.  The Sunshine Valley possesses fine  farming land' and by irrigation ��� its  productiveness could be very largely  increased. Messrs Longbotham, Tyner  The Lytham Bros, and Walford and  Mrs. Brenton are amongst those "with  property in. the district proposed to be  irrigated.  Solicitor J. A. Maujghan is on a visit  to the Coast cities.  Through the public spirited efforts of'  Aid. Dobson," of Kamloops.  who while  in Merritt last week end, was informed  through an article in the "News "  of .  the lack of recruiting facilities in this  Valley, arrangements have now been  made by which Mayor Walters  has '  been authorised by the Adjutant of the '  102nd Regiment at Kamloops to swear  in recruits for enlistment in the Rocky ���  Mountain Rangers.  After recruits have been sworn in  and medically passed by Captain G. H.  Tutill, M.D., they will receive 75 cents  per day. Free transportation will be -  arranged to the training camp of the  regirfient, and on arrival at camp the "  men will receive the full rate of $1.10  per day.  __ The Maypr,_who_can be seen at_his   office in the Walters Block, facing the  Coldwater hotel, has attestation forms  ready for signature.  To minimize the inconveniences of indirect rail transportation the authorities  would be well advised to consider ar- .  ranging for the recruits being conveyed  direct to the Vernon Camp by auto  stage. The journey would be shorter,  no stop-overs, and the cost would be  much the same as by rail.  Rebeccahs Honor  One of Fraternity  In honor of Mr. and Mrs. J.  Paton (nee. Grimes) a surprise  party of twenty sisters of the  local Rebeccah lodge visited their  home, Nicola Avenue, on Monday  evening. After congratulating  the newly married couple on  their recent marriage, Mrs. W.  Kemp, Noble Grand, on behalf  of the lodge/presented their  sister with a handsome set of  table silverware as a token of  affection and esteem for their  financial secretary.. Music and  games were enjoyed and supper  served, a very pleasant evening  terminating shortly after midnight.     : ... Friday, Aug. 20, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Twq  This Drying and Trying Wind is  Hard on the Complexion  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals,   Na-Dru-Co,   Murrillo  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Hazel, Hinds Honey  and Alum  A.   F.   RANKINE, DRUGGIST  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable In advance, ?2.00 per year In Canada.    Great  ���Britain. United States and Foreign Countries, $2.60.  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  Will Machine Gun  Funds be Pooled  A YEAR AGO  One year ago last week end���August 15 is the actual date���the  Nicola Valley soldiers of the B. C. Horse left Merritt for Kamloops en  route to the front. Some have since fallen and sleep beneath the  ravaged lands of Flanders, others have survived the terrific strain of  warfare, some to gain high military distinctions forbravery, all gaining  glory and honor as comrades in that husky body of of Canadians who  have given prominence to the word " Langemarcke" for the lasting  memory of all peoples of the civilized world���many yet unborn.   .  ONE FOR US  A remarkabW example of the value of live newspaper publicity expediting the solution of local problems has come to light. Following  an editorial in last Friday's " News" on the lack of recruiting facilities  in Merritt, read by military visitors from Kamloops the same evening*  steps we're immediately taken to provide the facilities required. Now  recruits can be medically examined and enlisted in Merritt for the  Rocky Mountain Rangers.     Does Advertising Pay ?  CHEAP NOTORIETY  We have neither time nor space nor inclination to give G. W. Ruddock the cheap notoriety he seeks by replying at length to his inspired  attack on the staff of the News last week. His sweeping untruths can  be negatived by a glance at the receipts in our office and others at the  Nicola Valley Laundry, by Paul Meacham, also by a professional  gentleman we can name. Mr. Ruddock, janitor, dont try to stir a dust  in public.    Our advertising rates can be had on application.  Wedding Bells  BROWN - STEPHENS.  The marriage took place recently at Vancouver between  Miss Roberta M. Stephens, late  of the teaching staff of Merritt  Public Schools, and Mr. A. W.  Brown,M.A..Principal of Agassiz  school.  The bride who was at Merritt  but one school term was formerly  engaged in teaching at Chase,  B.C. Her many friends and acquaintances in this district will  congratulate the bride on her  marri&ge. The couple are now  in residence at Aggasiz.  Red Gross Society  And Tobacco  A China Shower  In honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. R.  Paton and their recent marriage  a number of friends called at  their home on Wednesday night  to give them a "China Showei."  "A ^appy^ time"was^ spentr"the  donors being Mr. and Mrs. H.  Priest, Mrs. Joe Collett, Mrs. M.  Mclntyre, Mrs. Langstaff, Mrs.  Cumberland, Mrs. Fuerst, Miss  McKenzie and Messrs. W, Bell  and A. Grundy.  There are five banks in Prince  Rupert, and each of them pays  $200 a year to the city for a  license.  The headquarters of the Red  Cross Society have requested  that no letters, packets or cigarettes will in future be packed  with the socks as there is a duty  on tobacco, and all such packets  are removed before the articles  are sent awav.    :  All who are donating these  "First National Banks" for the  soldiers are urged, therefore, to  watch the nature of the deposits.  An Ottawa despatch states  that all money subscribed by  public spirited citizens for machine guns in various cities of the  Dominion will probably be pooled  and one Dominion fund created.  Trustees of funds from New  Brunswick as far west as Vancouver have written the Military  authorities at Ottawa asking, how  to go about the purchase of machine guns with the money already in hand.  The donations in most cases  were for guns for battalions recruited in the province in which  subscriptions were received, but  the military authorities point out  that if the requests of the trustees of all the funds were acceded  to, certain battalions would have  a great many more machine guns  than others. Letters have therefore been sent to trustees of various funds suggesting * that all  donations be pooled so that all  battalions may receive their fair  share of guns.  Letters sent out explain that  the demand for machine guns has  been so large that some battalions  would not be equipped before  November.  Clark Beats Burns  In Clean Contest  Methodist Minister  Goes to the Front  The reception and farewell  meeting organised on Friday  night in honor of Rev. G. O.  Fallis (Kamloops Methodist Pastor), was a striking tribute to  the hold he has gained on the  public, and his own congregation  in particular, and also to the popular, and also to the popularity  which attends any movement in  the direction of leaving for service with the Empire's forces' in  the great struggle for Right and  Democracy against* Might and  Militarism. ���Kamloops Sentinel.,  NOTICE.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE  Notice is hereby given that a sitting  of the County Court of Yale will be  held at MERRITT, on  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ht, 1915  at 10.00 in the forenoon.  By Order,  J. S. MORGAN.  Deputy Registrar of the County  Court of Yale holden at Merritt.  Dated this 13th day of August, 1915.  Explanatory  The following is copy of a letter which has been handed to us  with a request that it be published, has reference to an exchange of views between the  promoters of the RedCrossSociety  then about to be formed .and  officials of the Patriotic Guild; It  is self-explanatory.  Patriotic Guild,  Merritt, B. C.  Dear Mrs.- Sadler. ���In answer to  your interview with our Vice-  president (Mrs. R. Jackson), I  beg to inform you that our President (Mrs. G. Slater), would  rather, the Guild remain under  the name of the Patriotic Guild  and work under the same conditions as we are now. I am also  requested to extend a welcome  invitation to anyone who wishes  tb'aBsist^^ ih'the^good^causer^"  Thanking you for your kind  offer.  I am, yours truly,  . Anna Kay,  After a spirited yet clean contest lasting the full scheduled  twenty rounds, Jimmie Clark at  Menzies Hall on Saturday evening  won out against "Roughouse  Burns" in the contest staged by  Andy Stirling.* He secured the  victory on points.  Although Burns showed good  points at spasmodic intervals,  Clark with scientific work, deftness, and finesse maintained the  superiority throughout. Only  about the fourteenth round was  Burns really dangerons, when he  drove a powerful jab in the  stomach, and was following up  with another when Clark was  saved by the gong.  Dr. Gillis and M. M. Shore  were judges, Tommy Bryden  referee.  $75 was taken at the door. The  contest was not a financial success.  Progress on K.V.  Wire System  - Work on the wire line of the  K. V. R. between Princeton and  I >p e will probably be done about  the end of September, says J. J.  Dunn, who has the contract for  the construction of the system  between Penticton and Hope.  Wires have been extended about  twenty miles west of Brodie,  formerly known as Coldwater  Junction, on the Hope cut-off.  Gangs are now working east  from the Hope end and exp-ct to  finish the section there by the  end of this month.  Owing to the lack of bridges  over several canyons it is impossible to proceed straight ahead  with the line conbtruction. The  unfinished gaps probably total  about 30 to 35 miles.  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT B. C.  Hot and Cold  Water.      9Joo*iw   wilh  Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that, meets the requirements of the  Traveling Public.  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Holel are daily from our Ranch  I  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays,, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  MURDOCH   McINTYRE . Proprietor  Sec-Treas.  July 19, 1915.  At the battle of Ypres more  men were killed than in the entire Civil War in the United  States 50 years ago.  Are You My Daddy?  "Are you my daddy ? "  This was the tender and plaintive appeal of the tiny child of  Mrs. Davidson,, wife of Sergt.  Davidson, to a kharki clad soldier  at Spences Bridge last week. -  Mrs. Davidson, the sorrowing  widow of a hero who fell at  Langemarcke, was on the depot  waiting to embark on the transcontinental which would take her  back to Scotland, when the pathetic,question was asked.  The swiftness and unexpect-  ancy of the remark of the child,  as his eyes sparkled with innocent delight, and its poignant  significance produced a painful  incident, which will be memorable to the small party present.  Won the Case  Nicolo Valley Meat Market  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  CAULIFLOWER, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN   ONIONS,  -       RADISHES   ;���-  Nicola Valley fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in    connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone 36 MERRITT,   B.C.  The ADELPHI HOTEL  "Che House of ��XCerit in  MERRITT, - - B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked  of Hotels in B. C.  TEA  SERVED  EVERY AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER    PARTIES    OUR  SPECIALTY  European Plan ���-.   - '    ANDREW HOGGAN  I  FIRE  OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE    -   -    MERRITT  ==With-ticket-number^28rCyril  Walters,-son of Mayor Walters  of Merritt, and Liberal candidate  for Yale riding, won .the 30 h.-p.  Case automobile owned by the  local garage and raffled on Saturday last, the little son of Station  Agent Shore drawing the lucky  pasteboard signifying the winner.  Penticton is to have a new  hospital.  Dr.   GILL, Dentist,  (Of Vancouver),  Has Opened Rooms in the JACKSON BLOCK,  ���  over the Pott Office  And will be glad to receiye clients of Merritt and the surrounding communities.  Special appointments by arrangement  The Patronage of the Publjcjs Solicited.  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   aiid  Contractor,  i  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how email  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P.  Oi.   BOX   219^ MERRITT,   B.  C.  THE SEMI-READY SUITS are canapes best  Semi-Ready Clothes are tailored and finished to your order. Here you get no rude  awakening; you see what's most becoming as a Suit before you order. No danger of later  disappointment, for if you or your wife should not like it after you get home, will gladly  exchange it. , Every garment tailored superbly. *���  It is easy to fit the "hard to fit"���there is no such person as the "hard to fit " with the  Semi-ready physique type system. Stout or slender, tall or short--- every conceivable kind  of build is provided for in our types.  SUITS From $18 to $35.  STEPHENSON & EWART, The City Tailors, Cleaners and Pressers  ^mH,-H^^^^^^^^**}***{*-5<-H,*J'**,!,,I*  <*��^-frfr^*fr��H''frfr'H,*fr,M''fr^  British Fabrics  Tailored by Specialists  Fitted and Finished  By the Best Experts  Absolute Fit and Finish  Guaranteed.   Prices  Low.   All  " Union Jack " Make  'SI  hi  #  -'-.Ml  \vi ;,?c__^.^.a^\HVT-^^ Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Aug. 20, 1915  * Workingmen        j  IF you can save each week even a small amount you       |  are invited to opeii a Savings Account with The  Bank of Toronto. Small depositors are as well cared  for as large ones. A dollar will start a Savings Account  and interest is added to Savings Balances half-yearly.  f  TOTAL  ASSETS  PAID   UP  CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  t  1_FJ"____T  BANK of  961,000.000  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  TORONTO  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N. B.   ROGERS, Manager  U:~>X"H"H<.M*.;..H-*********^  Local Jottings  Mr. Downes, representing Pat  Burns was in the city this week.  Birth���To Mr. and Mrs. Wm.  Oakes of Vancouver, formerly of  Merritt, a son."  Mr. Timmins, of Armstrong's  Department Store, left on Tuesday's train for the main line.  At Nanaimo on Monday next,  the annual Convention of the  Ancient Order of Foresters of  British Columbia will be opened.  ..      THE      ..  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread Daily.   Biscuits and  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  fry 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  Prompt Attention to  all Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  on  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto  Miss Reid, of the nursing staff  of the Nicola Valley Hospital,  left for her summer vacation on  Tuesday, travelling to Vancouver  Mr. Eddy, late accountant of  the Bank of Toronto in this City,  who went to Vancouver office  some two months ago, has been  transferred to Winnipeg branch.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. OF.  Attorney-General I. B. Lucas  of Ontario, with Mrs. Lucas and  two sons are visiting Mr. Alex.  LUCAS, m.l.a. for Yale, at his  home ih Vancouver.  What We Hear  That the better crops here this  year will mean better conditions  financially next.  vi _______  That the Mayor and Aldermen  were glad to see Aid. Ewart at  the council table on Monday.  That a young lady elocutionist  of no mean ability was unearthed  at the Epworth League debate  on Monday.  That the new street lights proposed to be installed at Voght  Reserve will be welcomed by the  residents in that locality.  That Alec LUCAS, M.P.P. will  visit the Valley next week on  business affecting the welfare of  his constituency.  Have  ' Bab's'  Photo   Taken  Now  In years to come you  will regret that vou  have not a photo of  your baby boy or girl.  ~ Think it oyer, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  HUTTON  C'R.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  0  RALPH HEBRON  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. ft A. M.  F. S. Gay,-  w m;  _ Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. second Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  Secretary  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIA8  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  A. B. Young, of Kamloops, has  been appointed as' permanent  telegraph operator at the local C.  P. R. depot and has taken up his  duties.  That the people of Nicola of  today and the future will ever  cherish the association of Major  Matthews and Captain Nash,  two D. ii. 0, 's, as residents of  their community.  That a visitor just arrived from  up the Kettle Valley line states  that mail will probably be carried  on trains passing over that line  at an early date.  Capt. Worsnop, ..Alderman  Robson and Police Magistrate  McMillan, all of Kamloops, were  in Merritt last week end, en  route to the Okanagan.  Jimmy Clark, the electric-jab-  connector has accepted a position  with a survey party up the K.V.  " Rough-house " Burns returned  to the .Coast the first of the week.  Miss Dorer, daughter of S. P.  Dorer, left on Wednesday for  Bradner, in the Feaser. Valley, to  resume her duties on the teaching staff at the school there.  HAWK BICYCLES  Ah up-to-date High Grade  Bicycle-ttcdwlth/to/Av-Cftaui,  New Departure Coaster Brake  and Hubs, Detachable Tires,  highgrade equipment,including Mudguards, too EA  Pump, and Tools S��A*.OV��  WREE1915 Catalogue,  70 pages of Bicycles, Sundries,  and Repair Material. You can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T.W.BOYD & SON.  27 Notre DuieSL Wed, lUnlreal.  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  '"��� P. O, Box 10.  Meets in K.P.Hall  every' Wednesday  at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, C.C  W. Cranna,  K. of K. & s  "Purity " will be the subject  dealt with by a lady, at the Meth-  Bible Class which, will meet in  the Church on Sunday next at  2.30 p.m.    ���  ���:', That there will be some inter-:  eating appeal cases up for hearing by Judge Swanson at the  approaching session of the Yale  County Court.  That there is no truth in the  rumour that the earthquake  shocks felt locally this week were  the result of the editorial ih last  weeks great family journal announcing its fall from the political fence.  That the text preached upon  in a local church last Sunday  "Be ye steadfast. Halt ye not  between two opinions" should be  food for thought for the Liberal  candidate for the division.  L.O.L., 1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular meeting, in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first arid third Fridays in  each month .at 7.30p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  Andrew Paten, W.M,  -:���  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Loving our Enemies  Daily papers state;��� * ��� .  ' Oh August 9th the C.P.R. paid  its usual dividend of 2 per cent  ��� on preferred stock for half  year and 2 1-2 per cent on the  . common stock for the quarter  , ending June SOth.  , A Spences Bridge report to the  "News" states,-A C. P. R. servant who worked for the C. P. R.  some time past has just received  his cheque* with a slip "Your^l  King and Country need you; we  don't."  . Irony is added to the company's  patriotism by the fact that, the  -dismissed man worked alongside  of 7 Austirians whoare still being  employed.  Anglican Church  NOTICES  Tom Bailey, of Lytton, was a  visitor in the city this week,  calling upon Chief of Police  Grundy, whom he knew���quite  unofficially of course���when Mr.  Grundy wes engaged at Lytton.  The snowshed work on the  Goquihalla section of the Kettle  Valley railway will be finished  late this coming autumn. In the  work 900 carload- of material  will be used, and 200 workmen  are engaged.  Only one mine in British Columbia has produced molybdenite  ore of export standard and that  is at Lost Creek, in'the Nelson  district. The price is at present  about $27 per unit for 90 per cent,  ore delivered in England. Several  prospects carrying molybdenite  are being opened up, but whether  they will produce ore of shipping  .grade remains to be proved.  Tlie following changes in the  services at the Anglican Church  are due to the Vicar's absence on  missionary work in the Aspen  Grove district.  Sunday, August 22nd, 1915  Hoiy Communion     <        8 a.m.  Morning Prayer and  Holy Communion      11 a.m.  No evening service,  Sunday^ August 29th.  No services at 8 or 11 a.m.  Evening Prayer at 7.30 p.m.  There will be no Intercessiox  service on Tuesday, August 24tb,  but the usual service will be held  on Tuesday, August 31st, at 430  p.m.  Tbe Sunday School of St. Mich  ael's will re-open on Sunday,  Sept. 5th, at 10 a.m.  The popular opinion in Victori.  declares that the Provincial elec-  lipn will be held not later than  October next. '  The late Donald MacAuley was  an old soldier connected with  noted Scotch regiments. He was  Pipe Major in his early days, in  the__78__=Seaforth__-Highlanders  (Rosshire Buffs, as they 'are  called). He was a veteran of  both the Egyptian and Ashantee  campaigns. He was a masterly  exponent of military bagpipe  playing.  David Wallace, artist, with his  wife and seven children,   whc  have been camping one mile from  Merritt, for the last few weeks,  during which period Mr. Wallace  has pointed many local scenes,  will leave shortly probably for  the Interior.   They have a ranch  near Kamloops.      During -tht  summer they traverround in tht  caravan style, moving their tenl  like   the   Arabs   and   silently  stealing away to other pictures  que spots.   In this way the fam-  ly has lived an outdoor life for  long periods at a time and \m  visited most parts of Canada anc  che United States, both east anr  west.   The youngsters have at  tended more than a few school*  ,h their time.  That Nat Barwick���quite a  singer himself���has been appointed local agent for the Singer  Sewing Machine���a world famous  production to be-found in the  majority of well furnished  homes.  .That the Nicola Valley Meat  Market finds its many customers  throughout the City and Valley  are, practically without exception  active supporters of their ' 'strictly cash" business system.  I  That the report of director  Gay's stand against the hospital  compromising in a settlement of  theLyon account, published in last  weeks News���only, was widely  commented upon, generally favorably, by the thinking public.  "That if large sellers of cattle  during the war would keep their  16ca!TaW^o��t��dW^traimcti6ns  the famous Nicola Valley would  get wider and more valuable  publicity. Publicity is the life  of development, and what appears in the 'News' is frequently  quoted in the leading Journals of  the Province.  Princeton and District will senr  i machine gun to the front. More  than1 the required $1,000 is now  in the hands of the committee,  That the Bank of Toronto having decided to move to one of the  best business locations in the  city will increase its operations  even more than it has done in  past,; and that its expansion will  be welcomed by- the many miners  and others who transact business  with this popular bank.  That many people who haveheard  )f Christian Scientists actively-  working for Red Cross Societies  ire puzzling their minds in en-  lea voring to find out how the  icientists who firmly believe in  he curing of physical sickness  tnd; desabilities only by the  tower of. will and faith can in  justice to their convictions provide money and labor for ensur-  ng medical and surgical comtort.  Corporation of the  City   of   Merritt  TAX   SALE,   1915  THE   COUNCIL   HAVE   DECIDED  TO  Postpone the Sale of Land for  1912  and   1913   Taxes   until  October 14th, 1915.  This decision was arrived at to give Owners an  additional opportunity to pay their Tax Arrears  without incurring the costs of advertising for sale.  The last day for accepting 1912 and 1913  Taxes without adding the Sale costs is SEPT.  10th, 1915, the cash must be at the City Hall  on that date, otherwise it will be too late.  A full list of arrears can be seen at the City  Hall, and any help in locating owners who have  moved away or who have sold their property without notifying this office, will be greatly appreciated.  Dated this 5th day ot August, 1915.  Harry Priest,  Collector.  MCLEAN &  CORP  WE HAVE PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  From A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods ot Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  NOTIGE'  The Merritt Public Schools  WILL  RE-OPEN  On Monday, August 23rd, at 9 a.m.  Parents please see that your children attend the opening Session.  All children to go to their old rooms.  RECEIVING  CLASS  New pupils only admitted if SIX (6) years old now or before  end of 1915. Pupils will not be admitted to this class after the  first two weeks of the term.  HARRY PRIEST,       _  Secretary  The BANK of TORONTO  Desires to announce that they  WILL  REMOVE  To Larger, More Commodious and Central Premises in the  Walters Block  Next to J. B. Radcliffe's Office, Quilchena Avenue  And Will be Open for Business  There on Monday Next, Aug. 23rd.  Patrons are requested to kindly note the change  of address  Penticton   may . donate three  machine guns to the government.  Belgium had the first railway  in the world. The state owns the  railways and carried workmen  ,free before the war.    For 700  and necessaries for the wounded | years  it  has been the battle-  soldiers during the war.  I ground of empires.  Penticton's cannery payroll is  averaging about $2,000 weekly.  The quick and forceful way in  which the Canadians jumped into  the present war was very pleasing to Roosevelt. It almost made  him regret that, he was not a  Canadian.  .X,<MAA-iA\  j;^:;f^ty.XiA A--r ���'��� .  $&Mi________   ViViV Pour  fHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Aug. 20, ldl5  \0?S  FAMOUS PLAYERS SERIES  AT   THE   REX  FRIDAY and SATURDAY  [To-night and Tomorrow Night,]"  August 20th and 21st,  EDITH  TALIAFERRO in  The Young Romance  FOUR REELS  One of the Most Fascinating Productions in  the "Movie World"  NEXT WEEK: "FACING THE ENEMY  GREAT EUROPEAN WAR PICTURE.    '  ����  FOR  SALE  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Gelding good roadster.   Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, "News" Office.  Personal Column  12 White Leghorn Hens,  and a Rooster  Hatched 1914.   -   Good Laying  Strain  Cheap for Cash  At-ply Mrs. A J. Hogg, Collett-  --ville- or write to P. O. Box 110,  '���'.*.     Merritt, B.C.  What is the matter with that  wat-h of yours ? Yoa do not  know? Well take it to DORERS'  the expert watch and  clock repairer.  Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Rowen, of  Dot, were on a visit to the city  on Tuesday.  Mrs Lu Price left here on Monday for New Westminster where  she will spend a vacation.  C. R. Betterton was among  among the arrivals on the train  from the Coast on Monday.  Mr. Silk, of Chulus Indian  Reserve, left this week for Penticton, to spend a vacation at  the home of his mother.  Dr. Williams left early this  week for Rossland, B. C. to take  up his new practice. ^  .  Capt. Chas Tyner left this  week for a business trip to the  Coast, ^connection with mining  propositions in the Valley.  Road Improvements ia the Valley  Red Cross to Hold Whist Drive  The Red Cross Society in meeting  yesterday decided to hold a whist drive  and dance on Wednesday September  15, in the Armory, admission 50 cents  refreshments free, to raise funds for  materia] to be used for Red Cross purposes. "    ���**- ���������  Mrs. Shore, Mrs. Strickland, Miss  Beamish were enrolled as new members.  A resolution was passed that each  member endeavor to obtain new members for the branch.  The next meeting will be held on  Thursday September 2.  Arrangements were advanced for ths  joint effort to be made with St. John  Ambulance Association in connection  with the August 28 Tag Day.  Mrs. A.(H: Plummer presided over a  good attendance of members.  Local Provincial road foremen this  week were instructed to give preference  in work to married men as against  single men eligible for service as  soldiers.     ���       \  ^ Foreman E. J.,Rhodes and his gang  have finished the repair work done from  Voght Bridge to Coalhill mine. They  are now doing genera] repairs in Col-  letville and will build a new road that  will come out near J. Collett's ranch.  Foreman Dundas' gang is making  progress with the new cut-off from the  main Princeton Road to Coldwater  Road in place of that passing through  the T. J. Smith acreage.  Foreman F. Steward and gang are  doing repair work on main Nicola road.  Alec Lucas m.p.p. will inspect the road  improvements next week.  ^..x^K-������^���>���5������^���^���H^���^*������^���^������^<^���^���^���^���^���H, w>**w44***,m^h,*w*'W,*,h^  I     GROCERIES  FLOUR, Royal Household per 49*. sack 2.10  BUTTER, " CURLEW " CREAMERY,     per lb. ,38  TEA,  "MERCO" Brand .���     Special per lb. .40  MARMALADE, 5-lb- tins, per tin .50  HERRING IN TOMATO SAUCE, pfertfa .15  THE BLACK BOX  LOBSTER, Finest Quality  VINEGAR, White Wine or Malt  OLIVE OIL,  WORCESTER SAUCE,  SWEET MIXED PICKLES,  HONEY,  SEMOLINA,  PORK AND BEANS,  FANCY TEA BISCUITS,  ST. CHARLES MILK, Tall tins  per tin ,30  2 bottles for ,35  per bot. ,25  2 bottles for   ,25  per bot. ,28  pet bot. ,30  per pkt. 23,  3 tins for ,27  per pkt. .10  per tin ,1Q  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Tukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in' a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may, be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased 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 which  the rights applied for are situated.,  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompan-  =ied-by-=a^-ee=ot-?5,=whic_.--will=be=re-.  funded if the rights applied for 'are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine Bhali  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity ot'mer-  chantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If tho coal mining rights  aro not being operated, such returns  Bhould be furnished at least once a  year.  The lease will include the coal min  Jng rights only, but the lessee may he  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For .full information application  Bhould 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,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   at  this advertisement will  not be pa|f  for���B8782. I  Paul Meacham left on Mondays  train for the Coast. x He will  visit the Exposition before taking  up residence in Gregan.     ,.  Tom Meldrum, a resident of  Merritt for four years, left on  Wednesday for New Mexico,- to  take up a position there at the  mines,  Mrs. F. B. Ward, of Douglas  Lake, was a visitor to the Coast  on Mondays train, registering on  arrival at the Hotel Vancouver.  Mrs. N. J. Barwick and children left on Monday for Princeton  where they will spend a short  vacation with thfeir relatives Mr.  and Mrs. Gibson^  ^.^.^.^.^.^.<.^.<..:.<..;.^^..:..:..:..:.^.:..s..:��:..i^'  Palace Bakery |  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  &  Hot Pies every Saturday.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor.  %  LADIES I have still a few Hats  to dispose of at a reduced price  to clear, also some of the latest  Noveltiea in-Tami. etc., and  Infant* Bonnet*  which I am selling very reasonable.     Call at the Ro��e Marche  and see them  Ralph E. Pope, who is engaged  on*, tunnel construction, work  near Glacier, arrived in Merritt  last week end to spend a vacation  with his wife and daughter.  Miss Sutherland, daughter of  Road Superintendent D. G. Sutherland, passed through the city  on Tuesday on her way home to  Lytton. after spending a vacation  at Penticton.  Miss Lawson, of the teaching  staff at the City schools, arrived  home on Wednesday evening  from a holiday spent at Victoria  and other points on the Coast.  X  X  V  Miss Chrissie Aitken, late of  Merritt Postoffice. a Lusitania  survivor, now resident in Mid  lothian, Scotland, has, we are  glad to record, sufficiently recov-  ed from the illness and shock  occasioned by her terrible experiences, to enable her to take  up a position as assistant at a  sub postoffice one mile from  Davidson Mains.  DRY GOODS SPECIALS  Ladies CAMBRIC HANDKERCHIEFS, Hem.  stitched 3 ^ .20  Ladies SILK VE8T8 reg. 1.25 values for ,60  36-in |DIAN  HEAD,    '    reg. .35 per yard, special at .24  72-in LINEN TABLE  CLOTH, reg. 1.10 per yd.  Special at ,70  LINEN APRON CHECK, p�� yd. Special at ,23  Ladies EMBROIDERED COLLARS, all sizes, each ,08  THE  MERETTT  News of the District  Nicola Lake  Geo. Lodwick visited the metropolis of the Valley on Thurs-:  day.  A. E. Howse paid a visit to the  Coast this week returning this  morning.  Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Ewart and  familyof^Merrittrwereseen'pic-  nicing by the side of the lake on  Saturday.   . '      *  ���  The Rev. A. H. Plummer will  hold a service at Nicola Church  on Sunday evening next.  Canford and District  the hot summer weather. The  outbreaks have been persistently  combated and while some damage  was done good came out of the  evil in much useless bush and  undergrowth being consumed.  Lower Nicola  Dr: Stewart was a visitor to  the city yesterday.   ,  Record crops are to be seen in  this district in all directions.  Mrs. A. N. B. Rogers visited  friends here on Wednesday. ,  H. C. Meeker has purchased  the Ford car formerly owned by  Dr. Williams. -  Mr. Schmock has shipped in  cars of bricks for use in the construction of the new builerhouse  at the mill.  Congratulations are being  freely bestowed upon Mr. and  Mrs. Langley, of Canford, on the  safe arrival of a fine son at their  home last week. Mr. Langley is  one of the most enthusiastic  young ranchers in the Valley and  with his wife enjoys a wide circle  of friends.     s  Canford has been visited vby  the fire fiend who pops up during!  Mr. James Smith has rented  the proper ty near the station  from a Vancouver party. It is  good ranch land.  Aspen Grove 'Notes  School resumes on Monday the  23rd inst.  Haying is nearly over on most  of the ranches.  The Rev. Plummer, of Merritt,  will be in this district for twelve  days on missionary work, commencing Sunday, Aug. 22nd. -  H..W. Adamson was recently  the recipient of some 70 fine pure  bred cattle from Vernon. Geo.  Lodwick of Nicola was ably acting  as head cow-boy, the journey  taking some three weeks to complete. They came in through  Fish Lake, Chateron Lake and  Douglas Lake. During his stay  at the'above mentioned place, Mr.  Lodwick was the guest of Mr. F.  B. Ward of Douglas Lake.  that deep and inpenetrable  mystery "The Black Box " now  being shown at the Rex has  sprung into instant favor with  the picture-loving public.  Week by week the Episodes  will be published ih the. "News."  EPISODE NO. 1  Iri "The Black Box" being  shown at the Rex a marvelousiy  adept criminal pits forces against  a world-famous criminologist,  Stanford Quest. Back and forth  rages the battle until���but that  is the story,  The first installment entitled  "The Apartment House Case,"  introduces Lord John Ashleigh  of Hamblin house, Dorset England. In compliance with the  advice of her teacher, Lord and  Lady Ashleigh have decided to  send their only child Eila to New  York, for the season. The girl's  one ambition in life is to study  music and such a marvelous  program has been arranged for  the Metropolitan Opera that the  Ashleighs^ old friends, Mr. and  Mrs. Cecil Raleigh, have agreed  to chaperone tha girl in the  American metropolis.;  As a final gift, Lord Ashleigh  presents his daughter ��� with the  famous Ashleigh diamond necklace. As Lord and Lady Ashleigh  cannot leave England at the present time, they send Lenora,  Ella's personal attendant, and  the maid's husband, Ian Mac-  Dougal, butler at Humblin house,  to accompany the giri to New  York.  MacDougal lived in New York  during his earlier service and  Lord Ashieigh thinks his knowledge of the country and customs  will serve Ella well. Six months  pass delightfully for the young  Englishwoman. At last she is  having her fill of music^ She  returns from the Opera one night  happier than she has ever been  in her life, saying good-night  happily to the.Raleigh, who have  apartments at the same hotel.  Next morning the hotel is  aroused by Lenora's wild shrieks  of alarm. The hallman, rushing  in, finds Ella's body upon the  floor and the famous diamonds  missing. Tne maid is hysterical.  Inspector French, of the-police  detectives, is called but can make  nothing of the affair. He calls  in the services of Stanford Quest.  The criminologist sizes up the  situation. Then, :by a clever  trick, he traps the maid into an  expression of terror and imforms  her that she must go to his office.  She tries to communicate with  MacDougal, but Quest interferes.  By means of hypnotism Quest  draws from the girl a confession  that the crime was committed by  MacDougal, that he took the  jewelry and that she was to meet  himr-'and-escape^with^him���to  South America. Satisfied by her  story and manner that, she is  merely a tool of the stronger-  minded MacDougal, Quest turns  the girl loose, after commanding  her to return to his study with  the jewels at 7 o'clock that night.  She joins MacEougal in their  rendezvous, an apparently deserted house.Quest has tracked  her and, by means of a trap is  thrown by MacDougal into a cellar. Then the villain turns on a  poisonous gas to stifle the criminologist. Gloating; oyer his  prisoner, the ex-butler leaves  Lenora alone. His eyes suddenly  fall on the clock hands which  point to seven. The power of  Quest's suggestions^ comes over  the receptive mind. Dazed, hat-  less, she mechanically obeys his  order, takes up the jewels and  leaves the rendezvous, going  straight to his study.  MacDougal has discovered her  absence and that of vthe jewels.  He suspects that he has been  .double-crossed ahd swears he will  get her yet, since Quest is done  for. But Quest is nd't done for.  He has a little instrument in his  Latest Donations to  Commemoration fund  Total to Aug.. 13, published in  last week's News $1403.00  Since received:  Merritt Mercantile Staff 50 00  W. F. Kimble, Voght.Valley       5.00  Proceeds Aug. 4, Concert per  C. Croly 89.00  Total to date  $1,547.00  August 4, Commemoration Day General Committee will meet in the City  Hall on Tuesday afternoon next at 3.30.  The disposal of the Commemoration  Day Fund will again be discussed, and  if possible a decision made.  Beneficial Organisation  The Nicola Valley Men's Social and  Recreation Club, a new institution,non-  political, undenominational, open to all  young men and others who desire  to support a movement for the healthful advancement of the community, is  being finally inaugurated.  A canvas is being made for members  at an entrance fee of fifty cents, and  monthly membership fee of fifty cents,  and is meeting with encouraging success.       ,  A general meeting of prospective  members wiil be held at the " Hub "  on Friday next, August 27, when the  Club will be formally inaugurated and  officers elected.  Bishop of Indiana  The Right Rev. Bishop J. A. Baynton  (Anglican) of Huntingdon. . Indiana,  was a visitor to the City on Tuesday on  his way home after spending "a trip  taking In the leading Cities of the Pacific Coast both in B. C. and the States.  He was particularly impressed with  the   picturesqueness   of  the   country  about Merritt and the signs of mining ,  and stock raising activity to be seen in  this section. *���  Birth���Today, to Mr. and Mrs. Martin  Bresnik, a son.  Mrs. Murdoch Mclntyre and daughter  Muriel left on Wednesdays train to  spend a holiday at Vancover.  In honor of Mr. Ralph- Pope who  leaves on Monday for Glacier, Mr. and  Mi's.7 Pope entertained several friends  very hospitably at their home last  night.  Two young women employed at the  Nicola Valley Laundry will open a  Laundry in the Sunshine Block next  week'.  B. G. Stewart .who proved his eloquence in Voght Park on August 4, will  preach at the Presbyterian Church on  Sunday evening at 7.30.  hand attached to wires to capsules of Anishyldite, the latest  explosive known to science.  By aid of this explosive Quest  escapes and returns to his office  to find Lenora already there.,,  'A paper thin steel band is fitted  around her temples; This band  is connected through a series of  coils with a mirror by a fine  wire, through which run. a high  charge of electricity. The hypnosis induces perfect mental  concentration.  "Lenora send your mind out  to find MacDougal and see what  he is doing," Quest orders. *,  The girl quivers slightly at the  command. Her eyes dilate then  close.   Her .body stiff ens rigidly.,  Anxiously  Quest  watches   the  mirror.  The  experiment  is   finished.  Lenora has proven herself a won-'  derful subject and the electro-  thought transference a proven  success.  "A fine wife, you" he mutters  bringing a heavy blackjack down  upon the head of the figure. The  next instant the lights flash up.  MacDougal is handcuffed and  Lenora, frightened and trembling, is led in from another;  room.  McDougal stares* at her, his ���  throat contracting. Then he looks  toward the table. A detectives,  is picking up the dummy figure.',  The black wig drops to the floor.;  A steel rod shows above the ,  dummy hand. MacDougal, the*  clever criminal, has been caught  by a trick.  Lord Ashleigh arrives to find /  his daughter's slayer in the law's '  hands.  Then follows a brilliantly executed episode introducing the  "Black Box." .What is in the  "Black Box," what mystery  does ithide, what crime does 'it  con ceal ? /       ���  No. 2 Episode of "The Black Box"  will be shown at the Rex on Monday  and Tuesday Next.  ������i

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