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 THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR   THE    CITY    Of5    MERR.TT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 5. No. 50  MERRITT,   B-CFRIDA^7 NOVEMBER   5,   1915  Price 5 Cents  Another Nicola Soldier Promoted.���IVIajor Conant Returns to the  Firing Line.���Quilchena Horse Salle a Surprise to Local Ranchers  Capt.G.H Forster  Promoted to Major  Nicola Officer with Brilliant Record Going Overseas with  the "47th"  I  *-V���.  Captain G. H. Forster. Adjutant,  ' of Nicolaj who was in the Nicola Valley  this week on final leave of absence before leaving New Westminster this  coming week end with the 47th Overseas Battalion, and who left last night  by the K.V.R. train for the Coast, has  just been further promoted.  Now holding the rank of Major in the  47tb, he is a soldier who has won the  responsible position he fills on merit, for  he has had wide and varied military experience, and has served his King and  Country in many active service engagements.  Major Forster has been a resident of  the Valley for some four years, conducting a ranch near Nicola. He was  at one-time stipendary magistrate at  Edmonton and has experienced some  exciting times as a J. P. in the Yukon  regions. In the important duties that  lie before him on the * battlefields of  Europe, it is anticipated, he will gain  further distinctions, and his numerous  friends in the Nicola Valley will wish  him Godspeed wherever the exigencies  of war take him. ,  ��� Major Forster is a clean cut Englishman; with a good square jaw, which indicates strenght-of character, and his  general bearing displays great executive  ability!. .    , ~   ~ - >.  Some particulars of his military record pro vejnteresting. *He was a member of the Tees Vplunteerbivision Sub-  "; marine miner R.E. 1895-6-7-8, Including  v special detachment detailed for, Dia;  -mon,d Jubilee Celeb~ratiqn,'Lond'on^l897^  ~" ^Wit���";the 1st batt. Imperial Yeomanry  (Wiltshire) in South Africa'. Operations  lin Orange River -.Colony. ^Actions-at  -Bethlehem, Wittedbergen, .Ladybrand,  - and ,Caledoh -River." ".He wears the  Quuen'sWdal with four clasps.  He was a lieutenant in the Indepen-  , dent Squadron & M. R. at Edmonton,  1906-7," lieutenant and adjutant, of the  19th:Alberta mounted rifles, Edmonton,  1808-9.    Captain and Adjutant of the  31st regt. .B. C.   Horse,   1912-13.   He  aisy holds a Cavalry certificate from  the Royal School of instruction  1908,  and Field Officers certificate, 1912.  Merritt and an  Internment Camp  - ���������_____���*���  Communication Received from  Mr. J. T. Robinson, Public  work done by Prisoners  Ambulance Class  Two new- members joined St. John  Ambulance Society on Sunday when  fourteen members were present The  lectures and demonstrations on preliminary instruction in first aid work will  be continued by Dr. Tutill next Sunday  at t&e City Hall at 16 a.m.  A resolution pressing the claims of  Merritt as" the location for a internment  camp on the authorities and moved  by Aid. Ransom and seconded by Aid.  McGoran, was unanimously passed at  the regular meeting of the City Council  held on Monday evening under the  presidency of Mayor Walters and the  resolution will be forwarded to the  right governmental quarters.  The resolution was in accordance  with a request by J. T. Robinson, of  Kamloops, Conse> vative nominee for  Cariboo riding, who apparently has  been working firmly yet quietly to secure a camp for Merritt.  The matter was introduced by a  communication received fror S cretary  Tutill of the Merrittt and Middlesboro  Conservative Association which outlined the steps already taken by Mr,  Robinson. The latter, it appeared, had  endeavored to get camps, for both  Salmon Arm and Merritt and had been  in communication with Attorney-General Bowser respecting same. Mr.  Bowser pointed out however that "they  had been surprised at the large number  of demands that had been made for  camps from all parts of the province"  and stated that there was quite a large  expense attached to the establishment  of the camps and the equipment of the  prisoners. ���> Only public works and improvements that were most needed and  justifiable could he undertaken _ by  means of prisoners of internment camps  aud such works could only be financed  :by. special orders from -ihe^Lieu_:Gov-  ernorr Mr. Bowser felt there v/a. but  little 'chance of Merritt and -Salmon  Arm having their desires fulfilled. . In  his covering letter Mr. Robinson urges  that,the City^Council and Board pf  Trade both give their strong .support  to him in the steps he is pursuing with  a view to Merritt getting due consideration from the authorities when intern  ed prisoners are being placed.  The many friends of Mr. Mclntyre  Snr, father of Murdoch Mc ntyre proprietor of the Coldwater Hotel, will be  glad to hear he is recovering satisfactorily from his recent attack of- heart  trouble.  Dr. J. J. Gillis has left for a business  trip to Nelson and during his absence  Dr. Lamont, as his locum tenens, will  take charge of Dr. Gillis practice.  Road Supt. Sutherland is in the city  today on business.  Premier Asquith Speaks for  the Empire  London, Nov. 2���In his" address before the House of Commons this afternoon; Premier ,Asquith stated that Field  Marshall Sir John French, commander of the British forces  on the Franco-Belgian front, was now in command of nearly  one million men. ., ���  Mr. Asquith said thetofal casualties in France and Flanders  amounted to 377,000. He'asserted the Germans had not  made a net gain of a feet of ground since April;        ;       ,  Reviewing the work of British1 submarines in the Turkish  campaign, the premier said that in the Sea of Marmora-they  had sunk or disabled two battleships, five gunboats, one torpedo boat, eight transports and 197 supply ships.  Mr. Asquith said there was full agreement between Great  Britain and France to maintain independence of Serbia and  not let her "become the prey of the sinister and nefarious  combination of Germany, Austria and Bulgaria."  ,The premier asserted the financial situation of Great Britain was serious and that the nation must be prepared to  make far better sacrifices than it had yet done to enable to  sustain the burden imposed by the war.       . <.  Premier Asquith said hejstrorigjy believed the recruiting  plan of the Earl of Derby, would 'succeed and that compulsion  would be unnecessary. '     C  The premier added, however, that the war must be won  and that rather than not win, he would have no hesitation  about making tr sh proposals to the house involving some  sort of legaPobligation.  Mr, Asquith asserted he was as confident as ever that the  Allies were going to carry their righteous cause to a triumphant issue; and he was not going_to shift the burden from his  shouldiers until satisfied he was unable to bear it. He would  not surrender the task as long as he enjoyed health and the  confidence of the King and the_country. - . .  The announcement was made*'* by Premier" Asquith that'  former Premier Venizelos of Greece, wtiose. advocacy of intervention in the.war.on- the 8ideao��theiEetente, Allies led to  his resignation, fcsked France arid Great Britain on September"  21 for 150,000 men with the express understanding that  Greece would mobilize. ^       -   ' x  _ -- The premier accepted his full share of "the responsibity'for-'  ', the firsf attack on the Dardanells which tesulted in failure,"  with the Io3s of several ships.'   He said his attack was made  after full investigation and consultation with "naval experts ^  and that it was sanctioned by the government, notwithstanding some doubts in the mind of the government's principal  advisers. s  In referring to the situation at the Dardanelles Mr. Asquith  pointed out that the Allied forces were holding up 200,000  Turks and added:  ' " The situation in the Dardanelles is receiving the most  anxious*consideration of the government, not as an isolated  thing but as part of the larger stategical question raised by  reason of developments in the Balkans."- '  Horsemen Were  Very Disappointed  "One   was   Taken��� the   other  Left."   Many Horses Presented. Few Sales Recorded  City Council Hold   ,  A Brief Session  Merritt Mercantile Company  APPLES  APPLES  Fifty bozei jiut bought way below market price*, theie applet are not  wrapped, but are good firm fruit, suitable for eating and cooking,      . ,.  while" they last���a few bozet left-  per box  SYMINGTONS SOUPS, in Packets. per pkt. .05  Tomato, Pea, Lentil, Vegetable, Union.  Trafalgar Day  Patriotic Fund  List of Contributions from Nicola  and Douglas Lake.   Money  Sent to Headquarters  R  Eggs, New Laid  Eggs, Eastern fresh  Soap, special toilet  Jap Rice,  Robin Starch,  per doz. .65  ' per doz.. 50  6 for .25  3 lb. sack .25  per pkt. .15  Roof Paint  Elastic paint for roofing purposes, will, withstand all weather  conditions, will; not blister-or  crack or peel. Fix your roof up  now before winter weather comes  on. . per gal. 1.00  Infant's Wear  BONNETS  BOOTEES  - INFANTEES  CAPS  All at popular prices,  see our  window display.    "Pride of Merritt.  Tea"  Blended * specially by,-ourselves to  meet the tastes of' fastidious Tea  Drinkers who demand the daintiest,  brand procurable.       -    per lb. .50  COFFEE, finest whole roasted  per lb. .35  BUTTER CROCKS, with covers  - 4 gal. size 1.50  STOVES and RANGES,      r      -  see onr Lines before Baying  QUALITY " MERCO" SERVICE  Look out for our Next Week's Pay-Day List of Specials  Below we give the individual donations subscribed to the Trafalgar Day  Red CroBR fund, on October 21st, by  residents of Nicola and surrounding  districts.  The list tabulated denotes a loyal response to the special appeal of Lord  Lansdowne, president of the British  Red Cross Society, and will go towards  swelling the funds of the parent society,  whose resources are being sorely taxed  by the needs of the workers at the  front whose numbers are increasing  correspondingly with the increa.ed units  irriving at the bases from Great Britain and the Colonies.  The subscribers represent the following communities���Nicola, Douglas Lake  Quilchena,  Otter Valley,   Mill Creek,  Minnie Lake, Mamette Lake.  NICOLA' LIST  $50.00   Mrs. I. R. Mackintosh  ' 16.00   J. Thynne  10.00   Harold Hooper  .' 6.50   Ivan Mackintosh  5.00   A. E. Howse. R  Record Year for  Ore Shipments  Estimated that BritishCoIumbia's  Mineral Production will soon  reach 2.0,000 tons a day  . An impenetrable mystery seemed to  envelop Quilchena on Monday, when the  French Remount Commissioners met  horseraisers ahd ranchers from all parts  of the Valley, for although there was  some 250 to 300 horses of high grade  available at' reasonable selling price?  only 21 hend were purchased. Of these  some were of the artillery and the remainder the cavalry class and the prices  paid in practically all cases were $130  for the heavier type and $110 for horses  for cavalry purposes. In one case it is  stated $145 was paid for a horse foi  artillery use.  ������r. As ��� stated the attendance of sellers  was large and the company included  horseowners whose names and reputations are valued throughout the Interior. Lalrge bunches were offered from  the Guichon 'and Douglas Lake ranches,  but only a few sales were recorded.  While Mr. Bob Clarke of.NicoIa, disposed of four out of five head trotted  before the Government buyers,Guichoni  only recorded sales in three or four instances out of some forty to fifty goor  stock offered. A few also were sold bj  the Douglas Lake Cattle Co., out of t-  big batch specially ronnded up and driv  en in by the cowboys. Splendid looking  beasts, sound in limb and apparent 1*.  filling the requirements stipulated beforehand in every detail, were submit  ted to the Inspectors repeatedly with  out success until the manager of thc  firm in desperation indignantly withdrew his men and unexamined horse.1  from the ring. - ". ~" * ^ ' ,. - -  ' \While those present will -, agree thai  the buying was conducted systematically, with firmness and impartiality  still' many consider that when horse?  obviously as good as others purchased  were refused the owners were entitled  to be told of the deficiences, defects o\  any potent reason why " one should be  taken and the other left."  As some of the large owners had incurred considerable expenses in rounding up and breaking- to halter and  bringing in their stock it is little wonder that grievences were aired all round  and loudly expressed. In the opi ion  of some old horsemen the French Government's buyers must have expected  to uy horses as gentle as when reared  for Europsan city us < ge and did not  understand the class of horses familiar  to the ranges of western Canada^which  while possibly lacking in polished appearance have the hardiness and stam-  ia unsurpassed anywhere.  Amongst those who sold horses were  D. L. Munro, of Merritt, 2; Bob Clarke  of Nicola, 4; an Indian at Chulus. 2;  Messrs Guichon, Douglas Lake Cattle  Co7'Ltdr,~J.-Turher, of Min~nie_7ak<r  800.000 cavalry and  artillery horses  Extension of License to  R.  Smith Deferred.���Other  Business  A.  The City Council met in regular session at the City Hall on Monday evening. Mayor Walters presiding, also  presentbeing Aldermen P. McLean, A.  iWcGoran, R. Jackson, G. F. Ransom,  City Solicitor Grimmett and City Clerk  Priest.  Mr. R. A. Smith wrote tp the Council  to the effect that as he had rented from  the Diamond Vale Townsite Company  their unsold lots in lot '22 for the 1916 *  season and arranged with private owners in the'vicinity for the cultivation of  their lots, which.were now included in  his field, he wished an extension of his  agreement with the Council regarding  the use of unopened streets. The existing license expires/on November 15,  1915, and Mr. Smith wants it extending  for another period.  Mayo��^Walters*reportedVhaving had _'  this matter in hand and" after seeing  various interested parties he could find  no real objection to the granting of .the  request.  Aid. Ransom felt they should be assured there was no objection by tha -  other property owners before granting  in extension, and it was eventually resolved that the City Clerk write to Mr.  Smith advising him to get up a etition  of the property owners in the neighbor- _  hood to support his application and to  present it to the Council.  Aln. Ransom said he wished to bring  up a  matter  which  he  considered  of  importance to local business.   The railway company he asserted were charg- .  ing a freight" rate of forty cents' "a" ton  for bringing coal from Middlesboro to  the depot here, a distance of but half  a mile.   He suggested  the  time was  now opportune when* action* should be    *  taken with a view to getting a reduction '���,  on this charge which   was  thought  by ���  those affected to^be far too high.      * ' '  In a brief discussion it was mentioned ,  that  a  smaller   figure   for   switching  would be more reasonable, and  it  was  eventually decided on  the motion of  Aldermen Ransom  and  McGoran, that     '  the clerk :ommunicate with President  Warren, of the K. V. R., asking that  the rate be reduced at least to switching charges.  Aid.   McLean reported chat Section  Foreman  Geo.   Slater of the K. V. R.  had not yet received any intimation '  from the officials of the company respecting the erection "of  the  the new  crossing at Bridge street.    Alderman *���  McLean believed there would be considerable filling to be done in making the  approaches,     lt was dec ded that the  Clerk communicate with the K. V. R.  in the matter.  Aid. Jackson reported that lighting  . Pollard  Mrs. Batten, Ca; t. J. F. P. Nash,  D.S.O.. R. Pollard (2nd), R.  Bairsto (Douglas Lake)  2.60   W.  Compton,  G. Lodwick, V. Harbord-Harbord  2.00 Robt. Clark, Two C.P.R.  Friends, D. Fraser, W. Hammond  J. Guichon, A. Farr, W. Munro,  Harry Kobayaski  1.50   Ivan Mackintosh  1.25   A. O. Harvey  1,00   D. G. Murray, S. Drink-  (Contlnuod on page 8)  The present year'shquld constitute a  record in the mineral production of the  province.* Rossland is producing about  30 per *-cent more ore than last year.  While the Slocan mines did not ship  much ore in the first half of the year  they are doing well at the present time,  the shipments of silver lead ores aggregating about 2000 tons a month. Then  there are the zinc shipments to be taken  into consideration. Trail smelter alone  has treated about 400,000 tons of ore so  far this year. The Granby company  has'treated about 800,000 tons of ore at  its Grand Forks plant and the Anyox  plant has handled about 300,000 tons.  The British Columbia Copper Company  is handling about 25,000 tons a month,  and the Britapnia company a similar  amount. The stamp mills are treating  about 5,000 tons a month of gold ores.  The mineral production ofBritish Col-  15.00 umbia at the present time is about 11,-  10.00 000 tons a day, and the completion of  6.60 new plants under construction will bring  this output up to 20,000 tons a day.or a  production from the metal mines of the  Province aggregating about $30,000,000  a year. The Boundry is the largest producing district, with an output of about,  30,000 tons a week. Rossland ran next  with an output of between 7,01)0 and  8,000 tons a week. East Kootenay  comes next with a production of from  1000 to 2000 tons ; and Slocan follows  with an output of about 1000 tons per  week.   The ores of the  Slocan   are,  ihowever, much the highest in average  value,  i  have been shipped from England to the  various seats of war by the British  army transport officials since the beginning of the war, stated Premier H. H.  Asquith in the British Parliament.  Articles Donated  to Linen Shower  List of Contributions to Hospital  by Merritt Ladies  40.00  30.00  7.60  16.00  1.60  1.25  Veryvpleasing results are reported by  the Ladies Auxiliary of .Nicola Valley  Gene al Hospital following the "At  Home and Linen Shower " held in the  Red Cross Rooms on Saturday afternoon wlien there was a large attendance  of ladies from the City. During the  afternoon tea was served, while the  proceedings were enlivened by selection,  from the gramaphone loaned by Mrs.  Welfare.  The articles donated comprise 3 sheets,  42 pillow slips, 2 dresser runners, 2  table cloths, 2 roller towels," 181-2 yds.,  5 yds. and 3 yards towelling, 6 face  ���towels, 6 bath towels, 1 glass towel, 4  baby blankets, 5 babies frocks, safety  pins, 3 babies komonas, 2 slips, 1 box of  thread, 8 shirts, 5 rollers, 1 jacket, 1  bootees ; also $5.00 donation. 5  At the regular business meeting of  the Auxiliary held on Tuesday afternoon  Mrs. R. Pope was received as a new  member.  The .next meeting will  be held  Tuesday, December 7th,  on  facilities were fequi^dlrTth��neighbor^  hood of property belonging to Mr.  Osborne and Mr. Bevis and the question  as to the advisability of granting the  extention now was, on the motion of  Aid. Ransom and McLean referred to  the water and light committee.  Major Conant to  Return to France  To Return to Firing Line  Extended Leave  After  'Returning from the peaceful environment of his home in the Nicola Valley  to.the trenches in Flanders after being  on an extended furlough recovering  from the effects of the.fighting at  Langemarcke, Major Eric W. Conant,  of the 20th Hussars'left by the K.V.R.  morning train on Thursday. Proceeding  to the Coast he will spend a few days  in Vancouver with his many friends  there before boarding the transco ti-  nental train for the East,'en route to"  Europe.   He sails on November 26th.  The Major who met seve'ral friends  from this city at the depot yesterday,  and who assembled to wish him Godspeed, is looking very fit. His disabilities comprised internal injuries and  shattered nerves caused by a shell exploding immediately in front of him in  the firing line.0 It was Major Consnt's  regiment which came to tie assistance  of the Canadians in the, now historic  battle at Lmigemareke when in the  words of Field Marshall Sir John French  the lads of the Maple Leaf "saved the  situation,"  -��_5________  :��xt��i Friday, NovembSb S, i9i5  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  This Drying and Trying Wind is  Hard on the Complexion  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals,   Na-Dru-Co,   Murrillo  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Hazel, Hinds Honey  and Alum  A.   F.   RANKINE, DRUGGIST  Coalmont Investors  ' Unite to Take  Strong Action  Invite Offerings to  Soldiers Shower  THE  NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING  RATES  ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance,  $2.00 per year in Canada.  Britain. United Stages and Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  THE SHORT CUT  The Coquahalla division of the Kettle Valley Railway, between  Hope and Brodie Siding, is all complete with the exception of building  one steel bridge over Ladner Creek and two wooden bridgers and the  laying of approximately four miles of steel states Mr. C. R. Shinn  Superintendent for the Guthrie McDugall Co. on the work of constructing the snowsheds along the line. In an interview recently he stated  the work of erecting the snowsheds would be completed about the  middle of next month and that the line would in ail probability be completed by the first of January.  In all there are about one and-half miles of snowsheds extending  over about four miles of track. In the erection of these breastworks  against the snow some .3,000,000 feet of lumber will be used and  about 600,000 pounds of sleel. The lumber is being supplied by mills  at Vancouver, no lees than fifteen mills being engaged on the contract  The lumber in itself will cost in the neighborhood of $25,000.  The Coquahalla division is 50 miles in length and when completed  will mean a big.saving in mileage in the route to the Coast. At the  present time it is necessary to go to Spence's ^Bridge, which is a comparatively roundabout way. Guthrie, McDugall Co. have had 400  men at work on the snowsheds since August last.  ���     ���      *      ���  SEASONABLE HINT  Within a few weeks now huge consignments of parcels and seasonable mail containing Christmas gifts for soldiers overseas will be leaving  Canada for destinations in Europe. Thousands ot gifts will be directed  and mailed to the trenches, to hospitals! and other places far distant  where soldiers are stationed. _ As the post office and military authorities  are this year obliged to demand that congestion shall.be lessened'by the  delivery of the Christmas traffic overseas over an extended period, and  that much longer than the usual two or three weeks must.- elapse 'between the date of sending the mail and Christines Day it is important  ihat both the storekeepers who sell the goods and the customers -who  buy them should keep these requirements iri mind.-,  ���      #      ���      ���       *  Twelve months ago Monday the only German naval victory of the  war was won by Count von Spee against Sir Christopher Craddock's  much-inferior fleet off the Chilean coast. iThat defeat has been avenged  not only by the destruction of Count von Spee's squadron, but by the  imprisonment in its harbors of the entire; German navy.  The engineers on the German fleet in the. Kiel* Canal, have, to go  through another examination. "They were qualified as naval engineers,  but now they have to qualify as stationary engineers. -  ���      ���      ���  London has quit holding Sunday evening services, fearing Zeppelin  raids, but the theatres are still open and well attended.     Gaby Deslys  took $67,000 out of London in six weeks.    Gaby did not need, the  money half as much as some of the war sufferers.  German readiness to hear peace proposals might be interesting if  there were any signs that the Allies would make them.  ��� ���   ���  We observe that the Krupps have subscribed another $10,000,000  from their right hand pocket to their left hand pocket.  ��� ���   ���  Ah! and Dr   Koo is the new Chinese Minister to Mexico, -, It  sounds as though the peace dove has arrived at last.  ���   ���   ���  Newspapers that expose rascals have plenty of opposition. A spineless press is of little use to any community.  Almost everything is beginning to  stantinople.  show signs of fall except Con:  CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR LONELY SOLDIERS  Christmas gifts are wanted for Lonely {Soldiers���for tbe war scarred  ' and dauntless men in kharki standing behind the rifles in the trenches  and the big guns at their rear. Gifts of tobacco, cigarettes, and other  comforts that sageest themselves, are being collected by the local ladies  of the Red Cross Society and as many, asipossible of the citizens will  be asked today to make a contribution.  Tomorrow, Saturday, a large hamper of goods will be made np by  the Society and will be despatched to Vancouver for shipment with a  large consignment to Europe for delivery to lonely Canadian soldiers���  those who do not enjoy the close ties of kith .and kin���on Christmas  Day.  Decide and donate now���the parcel mustjbe in Vancouver next  Wednesday.  Of paramount importance to  all investors and property owners  interested in Coalmont is the  rumour that several owners of  lots purchased some few years  ago from Messrs Bette3 and J. T.  Johnson, the registered owners  of Coalmont townsite, will shortly combine in taking legal proceedings for the recovery of certain monies paid on property  under an agreement in which the  townsite was to be developed by  the erection of a coal mining  plant and coking ovens to cost  some hundreds of thousands of  dollars but which has not yet  materialized anything like what  they alleged was promised by the  owners of the townsite.  It will be  remembered  that  much money  was  invested  in  Coalmont on tbe strength of the  rosy prospects of the' place, foi  lowing the  discovery  of  good  looking coal seams, and that after  a short lived activity in developing the coal area a working bond  was taken out by Mr. Arthur E.  McEvoy, the well-known Vancouver solicitor and other people,  the syndicate spending considerable capital in development work.  Investors who have paid in much  money on lot purchases on the  strength of the alleged promises  of the erection of a costly coal  and coke producing ��� plant with  the resultant big payroll, now are  uniting to obtain by legal measures the return of their monies,  claiming they state,  that they  were deceived  and  defrauded.  Some who have paid up their  liabilities on their purchases state  they-cannot get the deeds, others  are suspicious of the fact that the  townsite company have riot press-  ed-their clients for .monies due.  Such' matters have produced- a  state of: mind where.the ht owners claim they will make the company sit> up and take notice!- Indignation meetings  have, been  held in Coalmont and advice, obtained from leading counsel in  Province, while depositions have  been taken from investors in all  parts of the Interior. On present  indications the test case which is  to be  heard  during  the  next  month or two will be of immense  financial importance to the original vendors and the investors and  the parties .who hold the working  bond.  Twelve members were present  and President Mrs. Jackson presided,   at  the regular, Monday  session   of  the Patriotic Guild  held x this week when arrange  ments   were  advanced for the  "Soldiers Shower" which is to  be held in the K. P. hall on Saturday,  November 13.    On this  occasion  those extending their  patronage to the  "Shower" in  the afternoon and the dance in  the  evening  are  requested  to  bring goodwill offerings for the  soldiers in the trenches.    Tlie  articles   needed   for   Tommy's  comfort during the winter months  are so well known as not to require repetition here.  At the dance, an admission  charge of 25 cents each will be  made. The music will be kindly  provided by Mrs. (Dr) Tutill and  Mrs., Langstaff.  THE  OOLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot and Cold Water.     liooms  with  Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements  Traveling Public.  if thc  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream usedln the Holel are dally from our Ranch  I  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  Date of Hearing  Has Been Set  Mr. Justice McDonald in Vancouver's Supreme Court Chambers on Monday made an order on  an application by C. M. Wood-  worth, octing for Rev. A. E. Cooke  and the Ministerial Union of the  Lower Mainland, for the libel suit  instituted by Mr. Alex Lucas, m.  L. A., to be set down for trial  within ten days for the first available date.  Mr. Woodworth applied for the  dismissal of the .action, but his  lordship allowed the ten "days in  which to set the trial down for  hearing. E. A. Lucas appeared  for his father, Alex. Lucasr*  Snow Covered.  Merritt Tuesday  K.V.R. Schedule . -  In Operation  The new schedule of the Kettle'  Valley railway came, into, operation last Monday morning, the  first train'being some thirty five  minutes late.  - On -Monday, -Wednesday- and  Friday mornings, the train  arriving at Merritt proceeds to  Penticton, thus*leaving Nicola  without a service. In-order to  provide Nicola with the mail from  the main line without delay a  courier service has Jbeen put ,on,  to convey the Nicola-mail from  the train here to Nicola Post  Office, immediately after the  arrival of the train, D. L. Munro  having secured the contract for  same.  Nicola will thus be served with  mail on each day as at Merritt,  by'courier on three days in the  morning and by train on- the  other days in the evening.". The  mail from Merritt will be sent to  Nicola- each morning���Monday,  Wednesday and Friday at eight  a.m., and Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday at 10 a.m.    ���  ' A mantle bf snow covered Mer.  ritt-and district for the first time  cihis winter on Tuesday morning.  As -the' day^ progressed- snow  softened by drizzling rain* fell  intermittently and heavy snowy  clouds and a misty haze so completely obscured the surrounding  mountains from human vision  that in the.afternoon .only the  .foothills could be--barely seen.  The preliminary falling of " winter's white robe" was the reason  of the hurried visit' of many  citizens to the Mercantile Co's  stores to get rubbers and snow-  shoes���They keep the best in<  town.  Nicolo Valley Meat Market  Medio 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  j: b. radcliffe  MERRITT  HOC,H   UEITCH;. Carpenter: *____  .-~VV-'J:. ^vC^ntractor,'*'":7^ --A >y  <���      - \    s    ��� J    I n-     >   -\    -        '-I   '     ���'"   -*>   ?f    _���.<���-  o Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small' ,v  ,.7,C:-'.    *or how large. .���'-, Satisfaction .Guaranteed _"  p.^o:: box 21954_:erritt, _b_ c.  X  Court of Revision  on December 10  ' The City of ^Merritt -Court of  Revision for the civic-voters .list  .will be held in thejjCity_.HaU_on  Friday,  December 10;.  Mayor Walters, with Aldermen  P. McLean and A. Ewart ...will  c.institute the court.:  ;The Municipal'Act calls for  the appointment of two repre-  sentatiyes,pf the City'Council, to  act withtthe Mayor as, a court of  revision,and the aldermen named  were elected by resolution at the  City Council session held on  .Monday evening.  A- RvCARRINaTON,  Insurance: Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and'London,  and Globe; -  Phoenix of London, Eng.  - ��� British America of  -   Toronto J~  _  Life & Accident  ������-,  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of  Caqtada.  Out of every wage some .poi-  tion should be banked regularly,  either as security against the proverbial rainy day or as a foundation to future prosperity. $1.00  will open an account in the Bank  of Toronto, and interest is .added  half-yearly to the balances on deposit.  I  Police Report  For October  $231.25 for police court' fines  and costs was paid into, the coffers of the City police department  by ten cases during October,* an  average fine of $23.02 each- conviction, f according, to the report  of-Chief of Police A. Grundy  which was accepted by the City  Council on Monday evening.  Other information given is that  work was done by prisoners, representing 43 days. Meals 'supplied to prisoners aggregated 165  at 25 cents, total $41.25; meals  paid' for by prisoners, 7at 25cts.  .1.76.  Get "More Money" for your Foxes  i Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver,-Lynx, Wolves,-.  Marten and other Fur bearers collected ia your icotlom,  snip TOUR FURS DIRECT la'SBUBERT"Ihe iarteatr  boose In tbe World dealing exclusively in NORTH JUIEBICAN RIWTVHS  a reliable���responsible���a ate Fur House with an unblemished reputation existing- for' more than a third of acenturv." a Ion i? successful record of sending Fur bhippers prompi .SATIS FACTORY-  AND PROFITABLE returns.   Write for"<Etie AtnitCTtMtoxr.".-"  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published. .  * Write for M���NOW���it'm FREE  A_ B-SHUt-FRT Inr 25-27 WEST austinavij.-  *%. D. _7rZU-3__I.l, inc. Dopt C93 CHICAGO,U.S.A.  ..1      '  Mr.* Geo. Devenshire Snr. and  Miss-Dorothy Devonshire expect  to leave Merritt next week' 'end  en route -for^ the Old Country.  Mr Devonshire is well known in  the district having been employed  at' the ' Middlesboro mines for  several years until he resigned a  few weeks ago.7 He is an active,  Squire1 Laverick, who has-  worked- at the local mines here  forsome considerable time, left-  Merritt" yesterday^ morning -for  the1 East' en route,, to. the j'Ofd  Country.' He is one" of the few.  miners in the city tatake advant-,  age of the special facilities provided by the British mine owners*  worker at St 'Michael's ���' Church J to* enable Canadian miners whose  employment has not been, steady  to leave for England to work  the busy mines there.  where, he is a' sidesman.    His  departure will be much regretted.  Eleven" thoroughbred mares  and one splendid pedigreed stallion, together with an Irish Kerry  cow,arrived in the city this week  from Vancouver en route" to the  Fraser-Betterton ranch at Brooks  merej' having been purchased  recently by Mr. Betterton.  in  W. Welfare, president of the  local centre St John Ambulance"  Association was elected a member of the Provincial Council of  the association at the fifth annual  meeting held at Victoria on Saturday. Three  THE NICOLA VALLBT NEWS.  ������^^���������������h~h��*��~^'>'X'*W'*:'*'-x*'5*':-  I  Workingmen  ��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 cared  for as large ones. A dollar will start a Savings Account  and interest is added to Savings Balances half-yearly.  The:  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAD.   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  "161.000.000  $5,000,000  $6,402,310 ���  BANK ofTORONTO.  MERRITT BRANCH  ���->*****-;��*t'**:��'��'��M'-H*'i'*'>":,****-:-*{~J'':  A.  N. B.   ROGERS, Manager     T  North America  Raw Fur Trade  . .      THE      .~.  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread DaUy.   Biscuits and  o       * Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Dodding- Ranch at  Lower Nicola  Try our NOTED PORK-PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes *  Our Specialty  M. L GRIMMETT, L.LB.  i BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  I NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  I   MERRITT NICOLA  Prompt Attention  to all jOrders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  on  I  _T-' -^  m'.    **  ^  % : X  Have  Photo  Now? -  'BahV  Taken  - Im years ^to come you  will regret1 that-'vou    '  T  have; no,t a photo of -* l^  -l your'baby boy,or girl  ��� >" v v *���    " -"''' ***     " i~  ��� -,t~~   __     ���     "*- - -v _ ���* ^_       , iy *.   ,  " .Think it overhand tien call and  , see samples at tlVCity.Stadio. '  ^has/FvHdpper  Opp. Schools  Merritt  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  0     LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  \A.0.F.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m. ��  ��� Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.-  Capt.  GET THIS CATALOGUE 1  pi  ���ft��� -*-  SAVE MONEY  -t      r*V*    jr   w     -    - ^t,^ ^    -  The Best Ever"  issued f Skates, Ska-ng;  Boots, Hockey Swea-  i ter��, -Uniform*, and   <  Complete Outfit*,  Snowahoe*, Moccasins,   ��,  J"   Skis, Toboggans,   i  We want every Man  "i  interested in Sports  of, any kind-to' get'  7*b       our  large Free  /C 1_      Catalogue.' Prices  L\'-i_L*   right and satisfaction t  ^*^_b\    guaranteed.    -        .  ^FSl^"* '-Immense   Stock__J  ?rompt- shipment,  'ou ca^uvs   _  money by ..getting ' t  Catalogue to-day.  T. W. BOYD & SON  27 Notre DameSt, West  MONTREAL  STEPHENSON  C. R.  HEBRON  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  As. Ps Mr As  Ms  P/S. Gay,  '   WM?���  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave.. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend. - ' *~  'W.' A. Heslop,  ^Secretary-'--  IKNIGHT8 OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  Meetain K.P.Hall  . every Wednesday  ' at 7.80 "���  Visitingbrethren  '<��� cordially - invited.  * J. Fairfonl, c.c.  J/Simpson,-*  '. K.iOf E. AS.  Li C: 1701  v  In the past it was thought an  impossibility,    "a   fool's    pipe  dream," that the collection of  North Ameri jan Raw Furs could  be sold in America.   It has been  demonstrated to the World that  the collection could be sold on  this side of the pond, for American    buyers    have    practically  cleared the Market of the entire  collection of 19 ��� 4 15 and the great  bulk of the surplus stock carried  over from the catch of ls.13-14,  If you should put the question���  What percentage of Raw Furs  are exported ?���to any dealer or  exporter one year ago, he would  say 75 per cent.     Did we export  that amount or was it a wild  guess at figures, or is it a fact  that the big part of the cpllection  of North  American   raw  furs  that have been shipped to London to be sold in auction houses  of that city or shipped to the  commission houses of   Leipzig.'  have found  their .way back to  America,   either i dressed   and  dyed or raw ?  A. B. Shubert, president of A.  B.. Shubert, Inc., Chicago, U: S."  A. the largest house in the world  dealing exclusively in American  raw furs, in a letter to the News  says in part, as follows:  "Ths house of A. B. Shubert,  Inc., up~to the time of the European war, exported-about 75 per  cent of their entire collection of  American raw furs. It was apparent to me, when practically  every country on the continent  of Europe, "blew out a cylinder  head" that we would have to  look up "green fields and pastures  new" for the sale of our merchandise. No doubt,' all the dealers in furs thought the same. .  -The low-price of American  raw furs, together with the  difficulty of. importing foreign  furs, materially helped tke sale  of our American good's, but back  of,all this, ..was Jhe ���push and  energy of,- the American, merchant, it looked like a ground  hog case "to him. It was something that had to be done. He  did it. He satisfied himself and  proved to the World "that the  collection of American raw furs  could be sold in America.  Personal Column  ^^^H^c^^t������^^^-H4������^^H���^^*^���^���^^M���������^���>H�����^������^���^^���^  Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barrett wen  visitors here last weekend.  Birth���on Monday, to Mr. and  Mrs. Geo. Walker, a" son.  - J. T.  Ryan of the Coalmont  Hotel was in Merritt on Thursday.  Hugh Gillespie, of Clayburn,  was in the city this week.  D. Dodding, Sr. of Lower Nicola was on his usual visit fo the  city on Tuesday.  B, G. Stewart, of Nicola, was  a business visitor to the city op  Tuesday.  Book November 15th, the date  of the Jbervice of Song at the  Methodist Church.  Birth���on Monday to Mr. and  Mrs. Geo. McGruther, a baby  girl.  Jack Gillespie, of Stump Lake,  was a week end visitor to our  city.  J. W. Langley, of Canford, was  a'business visitor in the'1 City on  Wednesday.  ��� Mrs. (Dr.) T. C. Campbell, of  Princeton, was a visitdr'here on  Saturday.  liaMrs. Gladwin of Aspen Grove,  is spending a vacation as" a guest  of Mr. and Mrs. I. Eastwood.  ��� Mr. Fred Lauder of Aspen  Grove was a business visitor1 in  the city at the beginning,of the  week.  -iMr. T. G. Baker, of Toronto,  representing an Eastern firm' of  booksellers, was a visitor, to our  city on Saturday.    ,  Merritt Lodge7  Regular^ meetings, in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and' third Fridays < in  each month at J.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month. _  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  Andrew Paton, W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  ���    _^        ~r-  house for rent or  sAle(;  Apply Dr.* G. H. TUTILL,  'P. 0, Box IO.7-     - ,  i>> -  Rf Cl^AN &  GORP  _ .WE HAVE PURCHASED        .  Tlie Stock of Efectric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  -,-���'    c   . ~ *        , ^ i  .   Prom A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer.  All" Goods xit Lowest Prices*'  McLEAN & CORP  > Qnilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  ft Suggestion for  Patriotic Societies  An idea .expounded by Mr.  Henry Pearce at Oak Bay, Victoria, recently should appeal to  the consideration of members of  Red Cross7 and other Patriotic  societies. It calls for the holding  of what are termed " Superflui  ties " sales, the proceeds being  used to'swell patriotic fuhds.  In broad outline the scheme is  that members of a patriotic soci-  ety-by personal canvas,-teIephone  or in other obvious ways solicit  gifts of superfluous articles for a  patriotic saler 'Pictures, books,  toys, jewellery and other sundry  articles would be obtained and on  an appointed date, well advertised, they would be ��� publicly  auctioned. The scheme is "catching-On" at Victoria. '-  TL; Thompson of " S>X~" ranch  is, now sporting a Ford, which  though fast is not much faster  than his fine team of roadsters.  Chief of Police A. Grundy, left  oii Tuesday's train forVancouver.  He will spend a few days vacation at the Coast cities.'  Friday, Nov. 5, 1915  AA.'...-1  tmx-tmb$ Slafluring  Canadian  Ulsters  ��rttu-rrttfta Wtxilateb  ^ Equal in warmth to fur���  far more healthy���The body  must breathe freely.  *5f We show fine Ulsters,with  the Semi-ready label in the  pocket, at $!8, $20 and $25  t  ��_���.���  *'  J-'  ���  t  ���_f Special  measure in  shops.  orders  four  tailored to  days at the  ANDREW   EWART  TAILOR  MERRITT.   B. C.  *  *  X  <r  *  ���  ���  *  *��HmH��*H,*K*-H**<K'*H,****H-*^  TRAFALGAR DAY  PATRIOTIC FUND  (Continued from Page One.)  water, W. E. Potter, Yon Yong  (Tom Shaughnessy), Ching Cock-  sum, Mrs. Wainwright, R. Presh-  er. F. M. Keeling, J. A. Guichon,  John* Clark,- S. "Kirby, P. Mar-  quart, C. B. Porritt, Miss Curry,  W. J. Pooley, W. Johnson, Frank  Jackson, R. Bond  75c.   Mrs. Wylie  60c.   J.  Turner.  M.  Bresnik,  Mrs. Roberts,'-W.  Brant;  Fang'  Gong, Miss Batten, G. Mi Brash, �����  Ai Grimshire ���,  ;- 25c. John Neale.L. Gallagher, -  D; Lodwick, Pat, Harbord, Alice  Harbord, Justin Harbord, J.Zuic,.  T.i Hunter, -Miss , Hunter, R.  Oavies, A* Friend (Quilchena),'  Mrs:-Riley,"Mrs:* Friend,"Mrs.  'Cole; Muriel Wylie. G.-Wi Cave*,*  18.00  .75  4.00  4.00  YOUR KING AND COUNTRY  NEED YOU  $164.50  $2.00  a Year  In  Advance  What are the Skookum  .   Chuck  Fables  ^ They are short' stories, the  scenes of which are laid in Central British Columbia. They are  about people you know and places  where you have been* They are  pictures of unprecedented domes  tic difficulties humorously told  and agreeably adjusted.  , .Skookum Chuck Fables is different from any book ydu have in  you library. It is local. It is full  of fun. It is written in a light  strain. It's purpose is to create  mirth. It wiil take your mind  away temporarly, from * the  horrors of the' war. They are  spiced with the vernacular pecul-  {iar to British Columbia and more  especially the central interior.  Price; f 1.00;  C. L. Betterton of Brook mere,  was a passenger on the KlVi R.  train to Vancouver on Tuesday  morning.-  _ Alec Lownie was a passenger  on tyesterday's westbound train  to Vancouver where he will spend  a few days on holiday.  Geo. Gemmillr accountant at  the Nicola Valley Meat Market,  visited-Rossland > this week' on  business".  J. J. Lane and R. S. Sweeting,  of the C.-P. R.-auditing depart*  ment were in the city during the  last few davs being on a periodical visit of inspection.  Chief Mechanic W. J. McLean  of the Kettle Valley Railway was  in-the city at. the week end registering as usual at the Coldwater  Hotel. ^           Mrs. W. Dryborough and her  daughters, Nellie and Mrs. Paterson, left this week for Vancouver -where they will take up  residence for the future.  Mrs. Forster, wife of Major  Forster, of Nicola, who has been'  in residence at Vernon during  her husband's sojourn in camp  returned to Nicola last week end.  Major G. H. Forster has leased  his ranch at Mill Creek to Mr.  Keshner- of -Vancouver. The  lessee has been resident on the  ran chf during the summer.  DOUGLAS LAKE LIST  $10.00'" F. B. Pemberton  5.00   G. P.'Bearsto,  G.   H.*  Leith;F.>B. Ward-''  1.00   F. O'Keeefe, J: H. Clayton  50cts.   Jas. McVeigh  ,. 25cts.   Frank Studkie  10.00  15.00  2.00  .50  .25  $27.25  The Stump Lake total was reported  in last week's issue.  Do not dry wood in the stove.  Keep the wood-box where sparks  cannot fall into it.  WATER NOTICE  Diversion and Use  i  I  FOR CASH  ONLY  Geo. McDonald, Shoemaker & Repairer  wishes to announce that after the appearance of this notice his business will  be conducted only on cash terms. Good  workmanship on all orders. Satisfaction  guaranteed.  TAKE NOTICE that' WILLIAM W. H.  COOPER, whose address is Canford, B. C. will  apply for a licence to take and use sufficient water  to irrigate GO acres oat of overflow water, also  known h Drainage of Sunshine Valley, which  flows westward and drains into Speous Creek in  a westerly direction from Indian Reservation No  JB. The water will be diverted from the stream at  a point about 200 yards west from Captain Tyner's  dwelling house situated in Sunshine Valley, and  will be used for irrigation purpose upon the land  described as L.S. 8-4-6 aqd 6 of Sec. 1-14-28-6 and  L.S. IS and 14 of See. SS-18-2S.6.  Commencing with Headgate situated about 200  yards west from Captain Tyner's dwelling house,  then by flume and ditch through Tyner's land to  boundary of J. Cummings-Iand, thence through  Cummins's land by flume and ditch to above described property.  This notice was posted on the ground on the  22nd day of October, 1915. A copy of this notice  and an application pursuant thereto and to the  "Water Act, 1914," will be filed in theofficeof the  Water Recorder at Nicola, B.C.  Objections to the application may be filed with  the said Water Recorder ot with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  B C , within thirty days after thefiratappearance  of this notice in a local newspaper.  The date of the first publication of this notice is  October 29,1915.  WM. W. H. COOPER,  Applicant.  for Canada's pvei*sea's  , Regiments, Cavalry  or Infantry  Recruits will be inspected vand med- ���  ically examined at  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  Old Country - People > will soon  appreciate the convenience of a  Savings Account in The Bank' of  Toronto. You can start -with as  low as a dollar, and add whenever you are able. Interest is  paid twice a year,-and Assets of  $60,000,000 assure the absolute  fety of your n > i jy .  The Forward Adult Bible Class  of the Methodist Church meets*  every Sunday afternoon at 2.30.  The service is made brief, bright  and breezy.   Mr. P. Thompson is  the leader and extends a hearty  invitation to any adults to attend.  Next Sunday afternoon a paper, -  subject:   "Honoring God" by  John Dodding.  Get Your  Tai_oring,Repairiiig  Cleaning and  "   Pressing  DONE   BY  CAPT. STEPHENSON  (LATE CITY TAILOR)  AT THE  SUNSHINE THEATRE  BLOCK,  ALL   ORDERS   DONE  TO   TIME,  &-_________��_ Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Nov.* 5, 1915  ATTENTION!  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. L. DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  The Newsy Pars  J. R. Mclntyre, of Lillooet, is  a private guest at the Coldwater.  J,. G. Thynne, of Aspen Grove  arrived in the City last night.  Get your Confirmation Wreaths  and Veils at the Rose Marche.  Mine Shareholder  of Eighty Years of  Age Visits Merritt  Recently 48 Italians left Trail  to join the army in Italy.  Frank  Mansfield,  of Granite  Creek was in town this week.        e  Mr. Gilchrist, of Aspen Grove,  was a passenger on the Coast-  bound train yesterday morning.  Mr, and Mrs. F. Lynch, of  Vancouver, were in the city this  week.  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  Some of the best Italian regiments march 60 miles a day.  Olive oil and macaroni must be  good for the legs.  There ase 200 cases of measles  in Vancouver, mostly among children between the ages of six and  ten.  Mr. Cook, who had worked at  the mines in this city for. pome  time past, left on Saturday for  Durham, England.  Eighty years of age, hale and  hearty and still happily possessing an abundance of energy,���-Mr.  T. H. Dam, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, one of the largest shareholders in the Pacific Coast Cplr  lierieshere, visited the mine on  Saturday in company with manager Howell John. Accompanied  by his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Dam  were en route to San ..Francisco  exposition-and a tour of the  southern states. Before leaving  Merritt they expressed themselves as .being higbly pleased  with the picturesqueness of the  Valley and the. signs of development and growth apparent in  many directions.  Wood Carving Class  for Junior Guild  Has Been Started  Since recruiting began 515 men  have presented themselves for  medical examination at Cranbrook.  Dr. Lamont of Vancouver is  in the city this week, the guest  of Dr. J. J. Gillis.  The Junior Guild, which was  organised some months ago,  opened their winter sessions recently. Through the kindness of  Mr. Corp, a wood carving class  .is one .of the most interesting  features of the guild, that gentleman undertaking the ' task of  teaching the children. Though  only a few lessons have been  taken the pupils are already  showing themselves very adept.  Last Saturday, being Hallow-  'Een, the young people decided  upon a surprise. They assembled  at the parish hall armed with  edibles of all kinds, and with  Mrs. Willgoose their . Sunday  school supt. proceeded to the  home of Mrs. Jos. Collett to surprise Charlie Armstrong. A most  enjoyable and lovely evening was  'spent until quite a late hour.  The Newsy Pars  It is a short  tin cans.  lane that has  The Sunday boat en Okanagan  lake has "been cancelled.  Thursday, November 25th will  be American Thanksgiving Day.  American mining experts are  thick in the Hope Mountains.  The Free Press claims there  are no idle miners in Fernie.  It is rumored that Banff will  be the "great internmeC. camp  for the Dominion this winter.     ,  Next Mondays Epworth League  session will take the form of a  Social evening. ���  of Choice Grade  Holstieii - Friesien  (All Government Tested)  Newly Calved or due to Calve  within the next few weeks  .. Apply��� :    0-  TAMERTON RANCH,  or  NICOLA HOTEL, NICOLA  Since January 1st, the number  of telephones in Vancouver has  decreased 1,357.  ���^������������������J-'^.J***^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^..;..:  GROCERIES  FOR SALE.  Two Span  of  Working Horses  Six to eleven years of age  1,300 to 1,500 lbs.  Used to Logging  J.  G.  THYNNE,  Otter Flat       -       B. C.  1  Birth���at Nicola Valley General hospital on Friday, to Mr. and  Mrs. L. P. Guichon, of Quilchena,  a daughter.  Sisters J. Lunan and F. Bond  entertained several of the Pythian Sisters to tea at the home of  Sister Lunan . yesterday afternoon.  Freight traffic is increasing on  the Kettle  Valiey   and doi*ble  headers are frequently used on  the grades out of Princeton, Pen  ticton and Merritt.  f  - Mr. V. Harbord-Harbord wishes  us to state that it was due to the  zealous patriotism of Mr.McBride  1 and not any initiative from himself that the handsome contribution of seven Stump ��� Lake residents was made, while any part  be took in assisting the Nicola  collection was in accordance with  instructions he received from  Government  Agent  Rolfe,   for  _whom-he-was-locumtenens during Mr. Rolfe's absence from  home.  Heavy rain and snow at points  up the K. V. R. have been reported this week. Two work  trains oh the Hope section were  held up for some considerable  time owing to bad slides and  men could be seen packing coal  on their backs. Heavy snow is  usual at this time of the year in  the district. The line to Penticton over which massive snowsheds have been erected in places  contigious to the towering mountain sides is well protected from  snow and rock slides and the  passenger and freight traffic between Penticton and Merritt is  being carried on remarkably free  from interruption.  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  Murdoch Mclntyre, proprietor  of Merritt's leading hotel, is about  again after being laid aside for a  few days with an attack of la  grippe."  Butter,  Cri-co  Salt Pork  Brown or White Beans  Rice, Large and Clean  Fancy Tea Baiscuits  Scotch Marmalade  ''Imperial" Cheese  Rolled Oats  Wheat Flakes,  Corn Flakes,  Dry Green Peas  Salt,  Salmon,  Golden Syrup  Vineger  Coal Oil, *  Our. usual good value, .3-lbs. 1.10  per tin .33  per lb. .20  4-lbs. for .30  3-lbs. for .25  "���   * per pkt. .10  in jars, each .23  per jar .33  per sack, .45'  per pkt. .40  3pkts. for.25  3-lbs. for .25  4 bags for .30  ; 2 tins for .23  per 2-lb. tin, .18  , "���"  -    t   per quart bottle .20  -���������  "���- '"        '!'-'��� per tin 1.  This year 60,000,000 tons of  potatoes were raised in Germany.  This is seven hundred times more  then was raised in B. C.  In Canada this winter some  men will not light the fire in the  morning, except through con-"  scription. ���>,  Harry Gravenor, well known  here, is in the employ of .the  Granby Mining" Company at  Anyox.  .50  t  DRY  GOODS  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.  John Stanton, Roy Worthing-  ton, and John B. Graves left on  Tuesday night's K.V.R. train for  Kamloops., They'were recruited  by Sergt. J. Leitch and have enlisted for Overseas.  En route to Great Britain, Mrs.  Watson and family left here on  Saturday's C.P.R. train, joining  Mr r~ Watson-at~ Medicirie~~Hat  where he had gone a few days  previously in connection with  his property interests there.  Stanfield's Wool Underwear,  advanced fifty per cent.  Heavy Make Black Socks  Strong Work Gloves  Children's House Slippers,   '  Chintz Comforters  Our pricestill per suit3.00  ���    - per pair .25.  at .50, .75, 1.00  reg, 1.35, for .95  each 1.85  The Transvaal mine in High-  rand Valley, near Ashcroft, ��� will  be reopened by G. No vack'of Rossland.  Notice of  Cancellation of Reserve  Before the hard cold weather  sets in see that chimneys, fireplaces, stoves, furnaces, and pipes  are in good order, and the latter  are properly supported.    ' -  . Mrs. Andrew/Dickie left on  Thursdays train for Vancouver  on a visit to her. son- Leslie  Dickie, who will 'shortly leave  for the' front.- ...  Everybody will, be rearing chicken next Spring. Ih consequence  of {tie* high price- of feed this  Spring'many chicken got it in the  neck���thus the high price of eggs-  thisFall. .   .        '  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  the Reserve existing on certain, lands  in the vicinity' of Canford. B.C., and  formetly covered by Timber Licence  No. 37581, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette  on the 27th of December, 1907, is cancelled. The'said lands will be opened  to entry by pre-emption at 9 a.m., on '  ivlonday the 6th day of December, 1915,  at the office of .the"Government Agent,  at Nicola.  R. A. RENWICK,  Deputy Minister of Lands  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B.C.,  Sept. 24, 1915   '    ,  SYNOPSIS OF COAL.MINING REGU.  -   * "   LATIONS.  Enquire our prices on all Groceries,  I The careful Housewife buys at     |  I THE   Mid]R_RITT             J  I CASH STORE  ��� -                                         A  The Merritt Red Cross .Society  at a well attended session yesterday decided, enthusiastically, to  do all possible to augment by a  handsome local contribution the  shipment of Christmas gifts  which will leave Vancouver next  week en route to France, and intended for lonely Canadians.  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac-  chine in good order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone call to 26-A, will  bring him to your door.   Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones. J.f  .See the new models at my store,Granite [  Avenue.  William Field, of Calgary, who  has made large purchases in the  Nicola Valley at different times  was at Quilchena this week and  bought privately some fifty.head  of horseo from the Guichons ata  straight'price of $50.00 per head,  besides some from Indians and  others in the district. These will  be shipped to Calgary. ->  Lovers of music-and singing  will doubtless be interested in the  announcement, on another page,  of the Service of Song, entitled :  "The River Singers," which is  to be given under the auspices of  the Methodist choir in the church'  on Monday, November 15, commencing at 8 p.m. sharp.  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes,- Pastry, etc-  Hot Pies every Saturday.  .The-Rev. A. H. and Mrs.  Plummer are- spending" a few  days at the Shulus Hospital,  pending the completion of repairs  and decoration to the residence  at the Reservation Messrs McLean and Corp are. building a  stable there this week Mr.  Plummer commenced his new,  duties of ministering-to the  Indians on the first of the month.  $15.00 and costs was a fine  imposed by Magistrate Morgan  on David Lindley on Monday on  a charge of' being drunk and  using obscene language on the  public highways on Saturday  evening. Constable Willgoose  made the arrest. Lindley was  interdicted fQr six months.  Hallowe'en passed;off without  anythingvery great or misehiey-  ious being done. The frolicsome  boys are being blamed for many  things the rough wind was responsible for last week end.  A Hallow'een party was held  at tlie home of " Sandy " Fairley  "the first of the week when a happy little party spent several enjoyable hours with old time  games, music and other diversions, ihe spearing of apples in  a bath tub with a fork and the  capturing of treacle - covered  scones on an elevated line���with  the month! were among the most  mirth provoking interludes.  A special meeting of "directors  of Nicola ValleV Hospital will be  held at the institution on Monday  even ing "next when the applications received for the .post of  matron, in. succession to Miss  Cecilia Gibson will be considered  and an appointment made.   .   ���   v  The members of St" Michaels  Women's~Xuxiliary"spent~a"niosT  enjoyable afternoon on Wednesday last at the home of Mr. and  Mrs. H. S. Cleasby, Coutlee,  Mrs. Cleasby is one of thestaun-  chest members of the guild,  and her invitation to the members  is always eagerly accepted. "��� <  Commemoration Day Fund  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  A meeting of the Committee will be held in the City Hall on  Wednesday Next at 3 p.m. to transact business and deal "with the  balance of the fund. All those 'who promised subscriptions and  have not yet handed in the amount to the treasurer are specially-  asked to do so before Wednesday.  JOSEPH WALTERS, Mayor  A Service  of Song  -'Entitled:   ���  THE  RIVER SINGERS  1 Will be given under the auspices of >  the Methodise Choir, in the  METHODIST CHURCH  1 -   - on  ��� *  Monday, Nov. 15th,  commencing at 8 p.m. sharp.  Tickets:   Adults   25   cents;  Children 15 cents  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  In Manitoba,,Saskatchewan-and "Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories^'ahd. in a' portion-of -the  Province of British Columbia,* may *be  leased for a term7 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 he accompanied by a fee of |5, which will,be "refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at'the rate of five  cents per ton". .'   -        V- (  -The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the-full Quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the. royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights*  are not being operated, such''returns  should' be furnished at least once' a  year." **���  ��� TKe~lea.se wiirinclude'the"coal___In~  Jng rightB only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working' of the mine  at the rate of % 10.00 an,acre. \  For full Information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W.vCORY,  -  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  ,  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   Of  this  advertisement will not be -pa|*"  fnr.���587R2.  Owing to the increased consumption of electric light from  the ��� city power plant the city  power and light committee have*  under consideration '.a request  submitted by City Engineer  Howe3 for the provision of two  new transformer, for the power  house.  There-will be service^ in St.  tvlichael's Church next Sunday  evening at 7.30 o'c'ock, but not  in the morning. The intercession  service on "behalf of the soldiers  in Hie war was held as usual last  Tuesday and will continue to be  held every Tuesday at 4.30 in the  I afternoon. - - >


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