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 THE   HOME PAPER    EOR   THE   CITY   OP    MERRITT   AND   THE    NICOU.    VALLEY  Vol. 5, No. 49  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRI^f,   OCTOBER   29,. 1915  Price 5 Cents  Government Free Seed Grain arid Potatoes Available to Farmers.  French Remount Commissioners at Quilchena on Monday  Patriotic Nicola  and Stump Lake  Trafalgar Day Commemoration  Gifts to British Red Cross  Appeal  The residents of Nicola subscribed $155.00, and seven residents of Stump Lake district the  handsome sum of $154.00, in response to the empire wide appeal  made by the British Red Cross  Society on October 21, Trafalgar  Day.  The effort was made in reply  to the special appeal of Lord  Landsdowne,transmitted through  Provincial Secretary H.E.Young,  inviting funds to be defrayed'in  giving aid to wounded soldiers  and sailors from home and overseas units in the various seats of  war, further large sums being required to keep up with the increasing forces arriving at the  front from all parts of the British  Empire.  The size and spontaneity of the  donations from Nicola and Stump  ~ Lake communities bf limited populations,  is considered to be a  plendid tribute of loyalty, self  sacrifice and devotion to the Em  pire's cause for right against  might and the protection of civilization against militarism and  ��� barbarism.- "<"','  .   The Stump Lake contribution  ���* was secured throughi;he enthusi-:  ^-tttic-v efforts' of Mr.~ McBride; a  real ^patriot,. and^prompted'. by  the .initiative of Mr.,.V.-Harbord-  Harbprdwho was also largely instrumental in interesting Nicola  people in the endeavor so Success-  fully, -completed.;',!1 Efforts .were  made by the same source to interest lother communities jn the Valley, but only the few residents  at Stump Lake and the people  of Nicola showed their patriotism  in a tangible, form by commemorating one of " Britain's Greatest Days'" and giving-succour to  the wounded.      * -  Free Seed Grain  and Potatoes  Colliery Directors  Visit Merritt  Dominion Minister of Agriculture Issues Instructions for  Free Distribution  By instructions of the Hon Minister  of Agriculture a free distribution of  superior sorts of grain and potatoes  will be made during the coming winter  and spring to Canadian farmers. The  samples will consist of spring wheat  (about 51bs.). white oats (about 4 lbs )  and field peas (about 5 lbs.) These will  be sent out from Ottawa.  A distribution of potatoes (in 3 lbs.  samples) will be carried on from several  of the Experimental Farms, the Central  Farm at Ottawa supplying only the  provinces of Ontario and Quebec.  Each application must be separate  and must be signed by the applicant.  Only one sample of "grain and one of  potatoes can be sent to each farm.   If |  Middlesboro Coal in Good  mand says President  Hamber  De-  Mr. Eric W. Hamber, chairman  of directors of the Middlesboro  Collieries Ltd, with Mr. _ Alex  McLaren, who accompanied him,  who are the principal shareholders, was in the City from Vancouver this week.  Interviewed after spending a  day at the mine workings. President Hamber appeared highly  with the conditions existing there  and wore a smile that was suggestive even though he had little  news to give out for publication.  Asked as to the probable demand  Merritt Aviator  Left for England  George Thorn Takes up Wings  ' to Join War Squadron  ���Ten Others Leave  /���-  both samples are asked for in the same | for Merritt COaI,during the coming winter he said the" question  was .difficult to answer as orders  were not placed long ahead but  with the coast selling depot now  in full swing a large volume of  Vancouver and mainland trade  had already been assured, despite  severe competition. They werej  leaving nothing undone that  would enable the mine to maintain and increase its payroll by  increasing the sources for the  sale' of the coal. Mr. Hamber  spoke also of the success of the  experiments .of* prominent /ail-,  roads   in   the   Eastern   States  letter only one will be sent. Applica  tions on any kind of printed form cannot be accepted.  The destruction by fire of the cereal  building at Ottawa, which contained  grain-cleaning machinery and a large  stock' of seed grain for distribution, may  make it necessary to curtail the distribution to a certain extent. We shall  All as many as possible of the applications which conform to the ruleB; but  requests received after the end of December will probably be too late. Samples cannot be sent in response to  applications (no matter when received)  which fail to state clearly the needs of  the applicant, his experiences in crop-  raising,.and the character of the soil on  which heintends to sow the seed  You will be made very welcome  at theAt Home and Linen Shower  of the Hospital W. A.���Saturday.  and Quebec for 'potatoes) should - be  addressed, to the Dominion Csrealist,  Central-Experimental* Farm, Ottawa.  Such applications require no postage.  If otherwise addressed, delay and disappointment may occur. ,  - Applications for potatoes from farmers in any other province should be  addressed [postage prepaid] to' the  Superintendent of "the heorest branch  Experimental Farm in that proyin e.  _ The many friends pf Mr. Geo.  M;.Thorn, who is well known in  the district, will be pleased to  learn that he has been successful  in-his training and has passed the  severe tests for enrollment in the  Aviation Corps.  Sub-Lieut. George M. Thorn,  R.N. A.S., as he is now designated, left last week for England,  with ten other aviators and in  due course will play his part in  crushing the Huns.  He will have with him the good  wishes of <tll who know him and  who will hope for him the best  of- luck in his important and  hazardous work.  Four New Directors Elected to  Nicola Valley Hospital Board  at Well Attended Annual Meeting  Record Attendance of Subscribers���Improved  Financial  First Meeting of New Board  Stand'  .ing���  f   NEW CITIZENS  "���? ��� ���    ���   ���*-  .'Birth.-To Mr. and Mrs. Sam  Gerard, on Saturday, October 23,  a daughter.  All applications for grain (and appli-1    ,. .   -  cattons-fronTthe" 'provinces on-Ontanop^^^^wnK-PUlyerised-COal  ���for fuelon locomotives-an experiment which coal mining people  were-watching closely. .  ^ Birth.-To Mr. and Mrs. Joe  Galitzk, on Sunday, October 24,  * baby girl.  Mrs. Graham, wife of Mr.  Charles Graham, superintendent  of the coal mines at Corbin. B.C.  and who has been staying as  guest of .Mr. and Mrs A. Kay  fpr two months, returned to her  home at Corbin on Wednesday  morning, travelling via the K.V.  route,,  On Wednesday, Mr. Alex. McLaren in company with Stuart  Henderson, and others in a party  which included Wm. Archibald,  of Trail Smelter, visited the copper ore claims at HighlandValley. I Harbord.  ���j Birth.���Monday, October. 25th,  at Nicola, to Mr. and Mrs. Robt.  Clarke, a daughter.  A ���*_   v-      r  J BirtfrFMonday; October 25, at  Nicola Valley General Hospital,  to Mr.and Mrs., William McPar  lanfe, agon.*.  Baptism.���At Nicola Anglican  Church, on Sunday, October 24,  by the Rev. A. H. Plummer, vicar,  Justin Victor .Harbord-Harb.rd,  son of __fr. and Mrs. V. Harbord-  Our Chat with District Superintendent  S: A. Cottrell of the C. P. R.  Merritt Mercantile Company  ^APPLES -^^A_P_RI_,ES���  Fifty boxes' just bought way below market prices, these apples are not  wrapped, but are good firm fruit, suitable for eating and cooking,      ...  while they last  per box  VAN HOUTEN'S COCOA, half-lb. tint,     reg. .60, special .50  Tomato Catsup, Heinze  .86  Canned Appricots,  per tin  .20  Merco Tea  . per lb.'  .40  Merco Butter  per lb.  .40  Shamrock Butter  per lb.  .45  Pineapple, Bliced   ���*���  2 tins  .35  Oiympia pancake flour  per pkt.  .35  Koyal Household flour  per sk. 1.75  POCKET   FLASHUGHTS  A complete range of sll.sizes ��md prices  ranging from 1.00 to 3.50 each  Spare Batteries _n_ Electric Bulbe: to fit  may lamp.   -  Bting in jroorFluhllght to be refitted for  . tbe Winter'��� iue.  ~ - MEN'S AND LADIES  ,   SWEATER COATS_  AU Sixes'and Styles,   __ l.SO to 12.00  Bora* Wool Jenejri, button shoulders  ���  ���     ~.     ,75 to 1.25   -  Bor*fffeney Suits, wit- Cop to match'  -   '      2.50 to 3.00.  Moa's Heavy Grey Wool Sox,    '   *  ��*_ for 1.00-  ' "Pride of Merritt  *���- , . ,_ Tea"- v , > --  Blended specially by ourselves to  meet the tastes of fastidious -Tea  Drinkers who demand the daintiest  brand procurable."   -  .' - per lb. .50  Soda Biscuits,  Wheat Flakes.  in 2-lb tins,  - . "   Pkt.  3<r  45  SUGAR,  100-lb. Sucks, 8.00  COFFEE :     ^  We hare the finest blend of whole roasted Coffee in town for the money  Give it a trial.   Special value                              ' per lb      35 ���  CANNED  PEAS  Special value, few cases only    , per tin     10  Comfortably seated in an easy chair  in one corner of an elaborately upholstered special railway car that was  temporarily standing on the then C.P.  R. and now Kettle Valley tracks, near  the local depot, our representative found  Mr. S. A. Cottrell. district superinten-  eent of the C. P. R. last Friday morning. This rrominent railway official  who by hard work," grit and natural or-  ganizing   and  managerial abiljty has  he told that according to the best estimates available tbe yield, when threshed  would s how over three hundred million  bushels,a factor which he thought must  have'a tremendous bearing on tbe ad  justment of general trade conditions ir  Western Canada.  climb~ed~the Iteps to a position of responsibility and influence appeared  quite at home in his "homeon wheels."  - Visiting Merritt( to meet Traffic  Manager 0. E. Fisher of the K. V. R.  and to inspect the Spences Bridge  branch and Nicola spur prior to handing  the, management pf the line to Kettle  officials, Supt Cottrell was.waiting the  arrival of Mr. Fisher when the News  man apologised for disturbing him in  his solitude.  Merritt Mercantile Company  The subject of these passing notes,  with his customary courtesy, received  the ubiquitous scribe with a warm  handshake and sunny smile of welcome  and displaying the anticipation usual to  those persons who are- accustomed to  being interviewed, Mr. Cottrell voluntarily explained the nature of his visit.  Chatting interestingly on local conditions so closely connected with the passing volume of railway, business, Mr.  Cottrell remarked how he had been, and  still was watching the latest successful  enterprise of the Middlesboro Collieries  in selling-direct to the Vancouver consumers, and smiled knowingly as he  recollected the past aggressive advocacy  of the local mines fora reduced freight  rate on coal to the Coast.  Following are the directors of the  Nicola Valley General Hospital for the  ensuing year, as elected at the well-  attended annual meeting of subscribers  and others interested in the Institution,  and held in the City Hall on Friday  evening.  Ten persons were nominated for six  vacancies and the list of successful directors appears in the order of their  standing at the counting of the ballot  by.   the   scrutineers���Messrs. .Howell  John and J. McFarlane.  Philip McLean  A. F. Rankine  George Slater  M. L. Grimmett  D. Crawford       0  James Paton  These directors with President A. W.  Strickland,  Vice-preRi'dent F. S. Gay,  and Dr. G. H. Tutill, Government represent tive,  comprise  the full board.  The new directors are Messrs. P. McLean, G. Slater, D. Crawford and J.  Paton,   Also nominated as  directors,  but not elected : R. C. Croly, J. W.  Ellis, G. F, Ransom  and G.  B.  Armstrong.  Frank Bond, a retiring director, and  one who has rendered valuable services  to the Institution, was one of the first  persons nominated for re-election. He  emphatically declined nomination, remarking "I've had my eyes opened  during the last six months."  ,On the motion of G.^H. .Tutill and G.  B. Armstrong the appointment of an  honorary prea'dent in the place of the  late J. B. Greaves, was left to the incoming directorate.  The election of a president occasioned  I an interesting ballot Mr. A. W. Strick-  I land being re-elected for another term. \  For this office, F. S. Gay moved the  re-election of^Mr. Strickland, while J.  Paton moved the name of Mr. A. N. B.  Rogers, vice-president. Mr. Strickland  secured 29 votes, Mr. Rogers 18.  For vice-president: Messrs Grimmett  and Armstrong moved the election of  A. N. B. Rogers; J. W. Ellis moved  tba name of F. S. Gay. Mr. Rogers  stated that he wished to withdraw his  name as he felt there was need for new  blood on-the board and on amotion that  nominations be closed being put, Mr.  Gay was declared elected as Vice-President of the institution. He returned  thanks for;the confidence reposed in  him and stated his intention, to carry  out duties to the best of his ability.  President Strickland, in thanking the  audience for bis re-election promised to  do everything in his power in the best  interests of the hospital and hoped that  at the next annual meeting the reports  X Asked as to the general conditions as  hfe* found them the superintendent referred to the main line traffic during  the season just expired. "We had 35  per cent mor*- freight business passing  over the line this season against last,"  tie intimated "as well as a splendid  passenger traffic, with an exceptionally  fine class of people travelling."  Informing that the large increase in  freight business was largely due to the  improvement in the iumber trade he  .vas gratified to learn there was a good  lemand for B. C. shingles, in the Mid-  He States particularly, at better prices.  <*��-��  Discussing the prairie crop prospects J  The busy Canford mill so successfully  managed by Mr. H. C. Meeker was also  touched upon by Mr. Cottrell during  thisr* conversation, the railway official  paying a high tribute to the ability of  Mr.; Meeker. "There is a very large  demand for the fine, clear pine they run  through "their mill," he said, and it is  a fact of value to know that so much  of the output can be shipped rig t  across the continent to New York and  compete successfully with the States  woods."  would show an even better state of  affairs than this.year.  Dr. Tutill moved and it was unanimously carried that the public appreciation of the benefactions of the late J.  B. Greaves be recorded in the official  minutes of the beard.  On the motion of W. R. Langstaff a  being advanced on the security of a  written promise by the trustees of the  late J. B. Greaves estate to set aside  funds for the purpose, when the loan  would be repaid. The-.other items he  likewise explained in detail.  Having given a resume of the years  financial working, (he president commented on the large attendance at'the  meeting���seventy persons, the majority  being mine workers which ndicated the  amount of interest being taken in their  work. The past year had, too, been  marked by the loss, by death of a staunch  friend and supporter of the hospital in  the late Mr. J. B. Greaves. As to the  staff they-had been fqrtunate'in having  a very capable matron for the major  portion of the financial year (Mrs. W.  H.-Cowan, whose good management  was reflected in the financial statement  and for whose work the directors had  the highest praise. He also referred  to the fact that through unsteady working conditions at the mines the income  from that source had been reduced by  half, while their management expenses  could not be corresspondingly reduced.  Despite the handicaps the institution  was now in splendid shape and he  doubted if there was in B. O. a similar  institution showing as good a record.  He also wished to acknowledge the  work and co-operation of the board of  directors.  New Directors' First Meeting  At the melting of the new Directorate'  held following the annual meeting only  preliminary business was taken up.  A.  R.��� Carrington,   secretary,   was  formally appointed secretary-treasurer  for the year at a, salary of $20.00 per ~,  month, an increase of $5.00 per month.- -  1 Director Grimmett thought $20.00 was7"  little enough for the work that had ' to  be done, while Director Rankine   felt  that in view of the importance of at- '  tending to the collections the salary  should not I e less chan $20.00.'  He seconded Mr. Grimmett's motion,  which  was unanimously carried.  The appointment ot the committees  was the next business and on the mo-,  tion of Director: Rankine  these were  named by the president.   The committees are as follows:  Finance Committee .'Directors Grimmett, Slater, Paton.  ?House Committee : Directors Rankine  Crawford, McLean.  :7*Prior'to the appointment of the committees a breeze arose when Director  Tutill,. government representative on  the board, inquired whether he should,  by virtue of his position, sit on all committees. He wished to know his standing as at the last mecting-when he first^ -  sat he felt he was treated coolly and  was there on sufferance of the board.  He had received from the Government  the.'official notification of his appointment,, which also had been announced  in the B. C. Gazette. That appeared  definite to him, even if the Board had  hot received direct notification of the  appointment.   He wished to have the  vote,of thanks was passed to the retiring directos for 'their woHc during the j permission of the Board to take a copy  The inestimable value of production,  spelt with a capital P, to the prosperity  ox British Columbia, is what Mr. Cottrell drives home to the people on every  available opportunity. The clearing of  land, the cultivation of it, the good  hard and honest digging of coal from  the bowels of the earth "from whence  cometh all riches," raising of beef cattle, the development of the rich resources of the province by Igitimate  means ;all who work for the development of the country along these lines  are instantly warm friends of Mr. Cottrell. Hard it would be indeed, to find  a prominent man more enthusiastic in  ~- (Continued on page i)  year.  A similar vote was moved by  A. N. B. Rogers to the Ladies Auxil  iary.    ,  -    President's Statemen t  On the reading of the financial statement for the year, which was adopted  on the motion of G. F. Ransom and  Capt Stephenson, President Strickland  agreed with Mr. Grimmett that - an  amount should be; written' off . for depreciation on the hospital buildings and  equipment. No such depreciation had  been written off in the, accounts since  the hospital was opened.   _  Mr. T. Hartley was of the opinion  that in future the annual balance sheet  should be printed.and circulated a few  weeks.before the annual meeting to  allow those interested to more fully  consider thehospital finances.  Mr. Grimmett agreed with the suggestion and requested the president to  explain the accounts item by item. -  Complying, the president gave a resume of the finances shown. He explained how the Bank of Montreal had  advanced $3,600 as a loan to enable  the board to liquidate all the outstanding accounts at the hospital, the money j by them.  of thb minute, recording his reception  Mr. [by the Board, which he would send to  the Government. Directors Rankine  and Grimmett regretted that Director  Tutill should not "feel at home " as  no action they had taken meant to show  disrespect to him.  The president mentioned the matter .  of inviting tenders for groceries and  such supplies and of the discussion by  the old board as to the advisability of  contracting for a longer period than 3 L  months, lt was generally agreed he  said, that the invitation for tenders  should be advertised in the local press,  Director Rankine remarking that this  was in the public-interest and gave  every firm an opportunity of submitting  prices.  Director Geo. Slater favored inviting  tenders for supplies covering each six  months of the, year.  As the present contra :ts expire  on  October 31st it was decided by a motion  iri'the   name  of Dr.   Tutill  that the   '  present contractors be requested by the   -.  house committee to continue delivering  under   the   existing    contracts   until  November 30,  the  committee in the  meantime to advertise for new tenders ^  for supplies to be delivered for three or.  six months from December 1, the-dur-'  *  ation of the new contracts to be decided v ' Friday, Oct. 29, 1519  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TVO  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  Financial Statement of Hospital  for the past Year  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 Sto'es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  NICOLA VALLEY IS PRODUCING  The Nicola Valley is prominent in the eyes of many people right  now and it is our duty and pleasure to record the fact for public consumption outside our borders. Perhaps even some people in our very  midst do not realise how the Nicola Valley is a place on which many  eyes are focussed. 'Tis said one sometimes does not see the forest for  wood I' At a time when many places in different parts of the Province  are paying the penalty of experiencing the serious reaction and depression  from wild real estate speculation instead of stimulating the production of  coin from idle wealth in natural resources, the Nicola Valley is producing  more than ever was done before.  The first large shipment of prime beef cattle to make the long journey from British Columbia ranges to European markets- was gathered  from ranches in the Nicola Valley and hundreds of head of fine "cattle  with "Nicola Valley "brands have stepped ashore in France. This is  significant in itself; the greater significance lies in that the first step1 has  been taken to provide an immense new market for the cattle in European  countries.  Further, the French Remount Commissioners, who are buying first  grade horses in Canada for artillery and cavalry requirementson leaving  Alberta decided to visit Kamloops and Quilchena, both places in the  same belt, as their only purchasing centres in British Columbia. Our  horse raising reputation has been further enhanced.  Add to these the truths that Merritt coal is strongly to the fore all  over the Province; that considerably more interest is being taken in  copper claims in this section, and that the farmers have had a record  crop this year, it is then strikingly apparent that the Nicola Valley must  increase many fold in prosperity. We are also forced to remember  what i-~only too easy to forget and that is that the land is the source"of  all lasting wealth and will impart of its richness in proportion to the industry applied by man.  ���      ���      ���  Statement of Assets and Liabilities  as at September 30,  1915  ASSETS  Building account  $21693.85  Equipment account  3992.48  Office equipment  114.25  Ground Improvement  227.00  Prov. Gov. Grant in Aid  858.25  Accounts receivable'  2092.10  Cash in hand  '    2.50  Cash in bank  618.32  Unexpired insurance  385.42  Imbibing Indian  Reached 'JBase'  On a Barrow  ?29984.17  $24485.88  3500.00  662.58  261.50  1074.21  LIABILITIES  Donations, Grants., etc."  Bank of Mo treal loan  Accounts Payable  Pay Roll account  Surplus  $29984.17  Profit and Loss Account  INCOME  Hospital earnings $3665.54  Contract contributions 1613.25  Government Grant in Aid 3222.45  Discount on purchases 4.48  Correction account (representing-  items of adjustment for pre  vious year)  783.48  $9289.20  EXPENDITURE  Hospital salaries  3867.75  Maintenance          ?  3794.91  Sundry expenses and Repairs  381.40  Interest and exchange  93.85  Insu> ance expired  "77.08  Surplus                 ,  1074.21  $9289.20  Statement shows a surplus of $1074.21  the amount of Correction account $783.  48 must be deducted as this pertains  only to items of previous year. When  this is done it will show a nett profit of  $280.73. -v  v.  NICOLA  The residents of " Patriotic Nicola," it is noted,' continue to give  zealously and self-sacrificingly of their time and money in the furtherance of worthy causes of the Empire. When one recollects the extent  of the sacrifice made by the Nicola people in giving men for the army,  some of whom have earned high distinctions for gallant services���probably unsurpassed in Canada for such a small community���the substantial subscriptions sent in response to patriotic appeals and the largo  quantities of comforts and necessaries despatched to the fighting and  wounded soldiers, the opinion forces itself upon us that. Nicola .could  scarcely do more for the British Empire than it has done, and is doing.  The first concern in British Columbia to install fuel oil burners was  the B. C. Sugar Refinaries. The people of Canada love the sugar  industry so well that it is taffied with a tariff which gives-it a monopoly  of local trade. American oil, however, looks good to the sugar people  if Canadian coal miners are idle.���The Chinook.  An Jttintaium  I   !  I  i:  I  '4  V  T  j  i  T  J  T  T  The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General Hospital  request your presence at an  At Sum? mb Eton 8>h[tiMt  in the Red Cross Room (Old Bank of Toronto Building),  Merritt, on Saturday, October 30th, 1915,  from 3 to 6 p.m.  \  The following is a list of the most needed articles :  SHEETS���Width 2yds.,  length   2 3-4yds.,  which  allows  fcj hems  1 l-4in. top, l-4in. at bottom.  CROSS SHEETS���45in. unbleached cotton,  both ends.  PILLOW COVERS-40.  hem.  2yds.  long lin.  hem at  white cotton folded 1yd. long, allows 1 l-4irh  Any material given  can  bo  TOWELS���Small, Large and Rollers,  made up by the Ladies Auxiliary.  * *  The Ladies'. Auxiliary will be glad to receive any outgrown or par- (_  tially worn articles of Infants' ,Wearing Apparel.    Blankets or anything which can be used as an outside wrap are especially acceptable  for the Infant's Ward.  Should you not be able to favor us with your presence all  parcels addressed to Mrs. Geo. F. Ransom, President oi the  Guild, Merritt, B. C, will be duly acknowledged.  f  ��� l  f  ��  " Soldiers' Shower "  by Patriotic Guild  Mits and milk, chocolote, sox  and shirts, cigarettes and chewing gum, playing cards, mouth  organs and other similar comforts  for Canadian soldiersat the front  are needed by the Patriotic Guild.  A "Soldiers' Shower," when  donations of these articles wil] be  thankfully acknowledged, will be  held on Saturday, November 13,c  in the K. P. hall, commencing at  3 p.m. Refreshments will be  provided by the ladies. * The  "shower" will be followed by  a dance.    Admission 25cts.  At the List meeting of the  Guild a motion of thanks was  tendered to Mrs. iutill and Mrs.  Langstaff for a donation of $5.00  an emolument received for playing at a recent dance. Fourteen  members were present.  Circling round Constable Willgoose and interested bystanders  after the manner of a circus horse  the steed of an Indian named  Andrew James tried valiantly to  k.ep its master, who/was noisy  from the effects of excessive  doses of "firewater," from too  close contact with the guardians  of the law, on Nicola Avenue on  Friday night. Eventually the  brass buttoned fnfantry outflanked the cavalry ahd the Indian  "drunk" was made a prisoner  and taken to the base camp, being  transported part of the way on a  barrow. .  A sequel to the arrest was seen  in the police court when Magistrate Morgan fined the Indian $5  and costs and meted out a heavy  penalty on the supplier. The  latter, William Kleninbacher, a  German found guilty of the  offence, was fined $50 and costs,  $53.50 altogether, the fine being  paid. Accused, it transpired,  had been previously in trouble  for a similar offence against the  Indian Act being fined on that  occasion $75 and costs Chief A.  Grundy acting on information  prompty obtained, arrested the  German.  T  THE  TER  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot end Cold Water.      1{poms   with  Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel thet meets the requirements of  Traveling Public.  the  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  Presentation to  . Late Matron at  a Private Parly  Work at Hospital  During the Year  The report of Acting Matron  D. A. Quinville on cases at Nicola  Valley General Hospital during  the year ending September 30th,  .915 includes the figures given  below:  203 patients, 114 males and 89  females, received treatment dur-  ing-the-year- ?   13 births and 6 deaths took  place.  13 patients was the average  per hospital day.  Total hospital days 4,710.  At the annual meeting the report was accepted by a resolution  moved by Dr. Totill and A.  Jackson.  No Bulgarians  are in fierrilt  . There are no Bulgarians in the  City of Merritt, according to the  Chief of Police of the city. As  an aftermath of Bulgaria's entry  into the war as ally to Germany,  Austria and Turkey, Bulgarian  subjects who are not naturalized  now com_^ under the same*, category as subjects of the other  Teutonic allies, and must report  at stated intervals to the chief  of police and hand over any firearms they possess. -  Chief Grundy has received intimation to this effect from the  Chief Commissioner of Dominion  Police, Mr. A. P. Sherwood, of  Ottawa.  A little function delightful in  its informality and significance  was held at Nicola Valley General  Hospital on Tuesday evening  when Acting-Matron D. A. Quinville and the staff privately entertained Mr. and Mrs.:W. H.  Cowen in the nui ses dining room,  Mr. and Mrs. Cowen (nee Miss  C. M. Beamish) recently returned  from their wedding trip spent  at San Francisco Exposition and  Pacific"Coast points." and the staff  took the early opportunity. of  honoring their late colleague and  matron by tendering their ���'c6n-  gratulations^ to Mr. and Mrs.  Cowen on' their marriage.  Mrs/Cowen was very popular  at the institution, her services  being esteemed by the nurses ahd  directors alike. Her great managerial ability and tact were appreciated in full measure. During  an interval in the social diversions  ofthe evening Mrs. Cowen was  presented ,with a handsome  brown '' Betty " - tea set -as . a  token of esteem and remembrance from the staff, felicitous  speeches being delivered, to which  _Ir. Cowen replied in well chosen  words.-  Nicola Valley Meat Market  Nicola Valley Presh Killed Pork  and Beef  Fresh  Fruit, Butter and Eggs  Modern  Cold  Leave  Storage   Plant   in  your orders for Ice  connection  here  Phone 36  MERRITT,   B.C.  FIRE  OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE    -   -    MERRITT  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor, v  -.   Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  ;EVO.  5BOX   219,   MERRITT,B.  C.  Peck  McSwain,  is Back  Again  Peck McSwain, old timer.  ie_/ejred_by_old.and young/ printer,  and "zoologist," with friends  and acquaintances in every nook  and corner of the Province which  he has rambled over for many,  many years; Peck who gets the  warm handshake in the homes  of cabinet ministers, the offices  of merchant princes, the cabins  of lonely settlers in th'e secluded  spots and in all mining camps,  returned to Merritt on Monday  morning after a��� few months  absence. Peck, during his little  trip, renewed acquaintances with  his old tiilicums iri Vancouver,  and the Fraser Valley, 'some in  Sumas, theboys in Blaine, others  in Oregon, for he .visited Portland, several in Seattle as well as  countless other * friends- around  Ly ttonway. While away he was  troubled with an attack of asthma  but the Nicola Valley air is already proving its recuperative^  qualities.on him.  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of-  Toronto "  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada r    ,  Several Italians were put under  arrest by Cpnstable Stewart at  Lytton," B. C. this week charged  with stealing largeNjuantities of  construction camp supplies from  C. N. R. warehouses.  Drs. Gilbert ��� HamwA'Ansbrson  -British���CcLt-fflbis's t��g<___rcg  ���Pgr?.i_-yr  SAVE  MONEY  BY  HAVING  YOUR  DENTAL WORK  PONE  IN  VANCOUVER  Our'pricoa nre about HALK those charged by other dentists.  Our work is of the VERY BEST. ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN  OR INCONVENIENCE. -   ,  Crowns, Plates and Bridgework   a  Speciality.     When you,  come to Vancouver be sure to come in for a FREE EXAMINA-  . TION AND_CONSULTATION.   All Work.GuAranteed.  QR.QLmfsPmLES%Bm��LPmLQR$  Secant Floor, Dominion Stag. ZQ'/ftctfnqs St. W. Cor. Cambie  VmCQUVFM   ___  __a-___Pfr_jo__NCM*--_--,-wwa-fan-tv__�� -9 *> >jih;_��_J  ?-_^ggE^er5^i^Tcz,^^_a_gm^^   ~_-A*_a__c-_-_-_4-_a_jr^  !���!   ������ ���!������__���____��� ���!��� Illll ���Will iWlllllll    II J  it/ wSvTVf        I    .��    ���-?��$  m-  Get "More Money" for your "Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, BeavciyLynx,-Wolves,  Martea a:id other Far bearers collected in your section  SHIP YOUR FUH*. *OI**."GCT ia "<*!30nEfl -"the largrsr  house In thc World dcillr.g cuin-ve'.y la K05f :i ILSISSKV! RtW _U_S.  a reliable���respoiisiolc���safe Furlion.se with an unblemished reputation existing; for "more than a third or a century," aloiisr sio-  cessful record of sendinfrKur Shippers pmraoi, SATIS FACTORY  ANU PROFITABLE reuvns. Write for "E'jc S&uliert jfcfifjptr,"'.  tlie ouly reliable, arcur.ite market report and ]��r ce hat published.  Write for It���NOTY���lf* VSE1&  A R SHUBF.RT f ���*���*._��� 2b-::7u*t;_t Austin ave..  _-_. ��>. .JAAUJOi^-Va, SilC. E)epl.CB3 CHICAGO, U.S.A.  C. L.'Betterton, who has been  a patient in-tlie Hospital for several days, returned to his home  at Hastings Ranch on Wednesday.'  W. E. Alrick and W, J. Hayep,  logging contractors at Coldwater  Valley, were business visitors in  Menitt on Wednesday.  .  - tl Three"  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  *  V*.  ���  I  *-  r  ������*������  .*  ���*  ���**_���  >.j..;.^  ki  '.AA.  ���vv  IF you can save, each week eyena small amount you  are invited to open a Savings Account with The  Bank of Toronto. Small depositors are as well cared  for as large dries. A dollar will start a Savings Account  and interest is added; to Savings Balances half-yearly.  T*  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP  CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $61,000,000  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  <-  ���*  i  *  i  *.  ���*>  *  Horse Buyers  At Quilchena  MERRITT BRANCH  *'X-**K'**********'  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  ������_���_._���_���_���_._._._._  ������A.'..*..*..*..*..*.*  '������".������'. .      THE      . . _  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Biscuits and  Fresh-Bread Daily.  7    Cakes  FRESH: BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola-  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  *   Prompt Attention  to  all  Orders.  ���; L. GRIfilMETT, L.LB.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal j  MERRITT NICOLA    I  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  on  , LODGES  CGORT UNITY, NO.  A. 0. F.  9205,  Have  'BabV  Photo   Taken  Now  In years to come you  will .regret; that vou-  have, not .a photoof  _-   your baby; boy or girl.    ���  'So. .     J  .Think it over,- and then call and.  see samples at the City Studio.  Ch&s. IS Hopper  Opp. Schools fe-- Merritt'  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  All interiestedin horsebreeding  ih the Nicola Valley and persons  with horses suitable, in their  opinion, for military uses, and in  conformity with the descriptions  enumerated below, are advised  that on Monday next, November  1st, inspectors representing the  French Government wiil visit  Quilchena Hotel to examine and  purchase horses for the war.  It is urged that everybody interested in the horsebreeding  industry should do all in their  power to have a numerous and  choice * collection of horses at  Quilchena, as if Mondays sale is  a success this visit will doubt-  less-be followed by other buyers,  to the advantage of the local  horsemen.  As the French officers are particularly anxious to secure cavalry  horses, and this class has been  practically untouched by former  buyers, there should be many  that would suit their ��� requirements. The animals should conform the following description:  Cavalry Horses���15 hands high  5 years and over up to 9; mares  or geldings; weighing from 950  lbs. upward; solid colors;" no  greys allowed.  Artillery Horses���5 to 9 years;  weighing from,1150 lbs upwards;  greys allowed; no objection to  stripes or bald faces.  All horses must be ridden before the inspectors. ���  Friday, Oct. 29, 1915  No Fatalities  In this Section  According to an official statement.just issued by the Hon. Sir  Richard McBride, Minister of  Mines, andcompiled by Deputy  Minister E. P. Tolmie,  Two men were killed in or  about B. C. coalmines in the period July, August, September 1915  against 5 in the corresponding  period last year.  During the nine months from  January 1st to September 30th of  this year 47 men were killed  against 13 during the same period  of 1914.  The increase is due largely to  the loss, of nineteen lives at the  Pacific  Coast  mines   at  South  Wellington,  in one accident in  February, when all were drowned  by inundation of water from an  adjoining  abandoned  property;  also to an accident at the Western  Fuel Co's mine at Nanaimo when  22 lives were lost by a gas explosion.  Of the 47 deaths in and about  coal mines in B. C. during 1915,  45 were the result ot accidents  underground, and 2 "on the  surface.''  None of the Nicola Valley mines  appear in the list of fatalities a  copy of which was kindly handed  to us by Mine Inspector R.  Strachan, of this city.  &mt-r*atoj GJatfmiug  v  Capt.  STEPHENSON  C. R.  R,  HEBRON  Secretary  fiiCOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  " F. 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. HnsLor,  Secretary  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  . Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  Cupid Scores Again  This Time at Canford  CHARLES - FISHER  JGEFTHIS; CATALOGUE I  SAVE MONEY  'THe Best Ever  iiiued; Skates, Skating.  Boots, Hockey Sweaters, Uniforms,  aud  Complete Outfits,  Snowshoe*, Moccasins,  Skis, Toboggans.  We want every Man  interested in Sports  of any kind to get  our   largo- Free  Catalogue.    Prices ,  right and satisfaction '  guaranteed.  Immense   Stock  ?rompt shipment,  ou can savo  monoy by "getting  Catalogue to-day  T.W. BOYD & SON,  Noire Dame St. West  MONTREAL  Meets in K. P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Pairfoul, o.c.  J. Simpson,  , K. of R. & s.  L.O.L, 1701  Merritt Lodge  ��  igular meetings in_the Oddfellows-  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m." The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  .   -      Andrew Paton, W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  The marriage took place at  Canford Mission Chapel on Monday, Oct .ber 18, of Miss Aileen  Fisher, and Herbert Brewer  Charles, son of Mr.- and Mrs.  Charles, of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, England.  Both the contracting parties  are residents of Canford.  The ceremony, which had been  looked forward to by the many  | friends of the parties with pleasurable anticipation, was conducted by, the Rev. Archdeacon  Pugh of Lytton, B. C. in, the  presence of several friends of the  bride.and bridegroom. The bride  who was pleasingly attired in a  blue suit of effective design, was  accompanied by'her father and  mother,, who were present as  witnesses.  After receiving the felicitations  of their friends the happy couple  left by the C.P.R. westbound  train.to spend their wedding trip  at Vancouver, Victoria and other  points of attraction on the mainland and island. They will take  up their residence at the ranch  home of Mr. Charles at Canford.  Much Interest Taken  in Ambulance Lectures  The pick of the best British woollens.  Cloth bought by one of the  principals of the Semi-ready  house, with headquarters in  the heart of England's woollen district.  Semi-ready patterns are  confined to us, because our  consumption is so great that  makers are glad to do special  work for Semi-ready.  Suits and Overcoats made  to your measure at $18.00  to $40.00.-  Dress suits $30.00 and up.  ANDREW   EWART  CITY TAILOR  91  Corporation of the City  Merritt  of  , Four new members were irr" the  gathering of some twenty persons  who attended Sunday's lecture  on "First Aid" and Ambulance  work, delivered by Dr. G. H.  Tutill, m D , under the auspices  of Merritt centre of the St. John  Association.  - The lectures are proving exceedingly instructive and interesting. Following the words of  instruction by tha lecturer, the  members practise the correct application of bandages and other  exercises.  Any persons desirous of taking  up this valuable work are invited  MUNICIPAL VOTERS  LIST, 1916  Any male or female being a  British subject of the full age of  21 years, who has paid all the)  rates, taxes and assessments  which are not chargeable on land,  and are due by them to the Municipality for the current year to  an amount of not less than two  dollars���exclusive of Water and  Electric Light rates or taxes and  license fees for dogs, and has  continuously resided within, the  Municipality since the first day  January, 1915 and who is a house-  Holder or licence holder  VOUR KING AP10 S3UNTR.  I VOI  in  Next" Sunday's lecture will  include; treatment of'fractures  and details of treatment; dislocations,* sprains, strains���signs,  symptoms,-and treatment; heart  and blood vessels, the circulation  of the blood; haemorrage and  wounds���general rules for treatment;- the triangular bandage  and its application.  Membership Roll  Is Still Increasing  For Canada's Oversea's  Regiments, Cavalry  to attend nextSuuday's. Lecture J "��ia^r "-. ,i��nce ho,der .within or Infantry  which will be held in the City T^Municipality, may register as  Hall at 10 a.m.     *    " - *|a*voter forthe year 1916 if the Recruits will beinspected andmed-  necessary declaration is deposited    "  ih this office on or before October,!." lca''y examined at  31st next.  Persons qualifying as Licence  Holders, who are not property  owners, must attend to registration of their names on the list.  Persons who have become property owners within the Municipality since December 31st, 1914,  are requested to inform the undersigned.  Harry Priest, cm c.  City Clerk's Office,  Merritt, B.C  Dated this.6th day of Oct. 1915.  .V  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. O, Box 10.  Proper Enforcement   of   Brand  Act  Mclean & gorp  WE HAVE PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  From A.B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods at Lowest- Prices  Mclean & corp.  Quilchena Ave., opp.' Coldwater Hotel  $2.00  i.  a- Year  In  Advance  The following suggestion respecting the measures officially  taken to curtail cattle stealing  in the Interior was incorported  in-the address presented by  Grand Jurors to -Judge* Murphy  at Kamloops assizes which concluded recently.   It is stated:  "As one of the cases before  your Lordship is for cattle steal-  ingand as this crime is becoming  very prevalent in this part of the  province devoted to cattle raising  w'e��� would-respectfully suggest  that-competent officials be employed "at adequate salary for the  proper enforcement of the 'Brand  Act' Under present arrangements, Brand Inspectors are only  paid for the time they are antu-  ally employed which often only  entitles them to a few dollars  ���enumeration per month."  The recently formed local centre of the Red Cross Society has  now reached a membersnip of 40,  five new members being enrolled  at the weekly sewing meeting  held- yesterday-af ternoon-when  there was an attendance of 22.  The new members are  Mesdames    Hamilton,     Archibald.  Thomap,  Moore and  Miss  McGoran.    The society wishes to  gratefully acknowledge a donation of $5.00 from Mrs. Langstaff  and Mrs. Tutill,  half their fee  received for playing dance music  at a farewell dance, a like sum  having been donated to the Patriotic Guild.   The money will be  devoted to providing articles for  Christmas presents for soldiers.  The plans for this branch of the  work are not as yet definitely arranged..  WATER NOTICE  -Diversioirand-Use"  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  The C.P.R. made a record  ourist travel tliis year.  for  Have You Your City Vote  ��� ��� /  Tomorrow, Saturday, is the  last day when license holders and  householders, who are of the full  ige of 21 years, who have con-  inuously residrd in the City since  ihe first day of January, 1915,  ind are in other ways eligible,  oan  register as civic voters for  he year 1916, by filling in the  necessary declaration  forms al  he office of City Clerk H. Priest  TAKE NOTICE that WILLIAM W. H.  COOPER, whoso address is Canford, B. C, will  imply fora licence to takennd use sufficient water  to irrigate CO acres out of overflow wntcr, also  known as Drainage of Sunshino Valley, which  flows westward and drains into Spcous Creek in  a westerly direction from Indian Reservation No  8. Tho water will bo diverted from thc stream at  a point about 200yards west from Captain Tyncr's  dwelling house situated in Sunshine Valley, and  will be used for irrigation purpose upon the land I  described as L.S. 3-4-5 and C of Sec. 1-14-23-G nnd  L S. 13 and I. of Sec. 3G-13-2S.G.  Commencing with Headgatc situated nbout 200  yards wes' from Captain Tyner's dwelling house,  then by flume and ditch through Tyncr's land to  boundary of J. Cummings land, thence through  Cumming'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 theofliceof the  Water Recorder at Nicola, B.C.  Objections to thc application may bo filed with  ihe said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights. Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  B.C., within thirty days after thefirstappearance  of this notice in a local newspaper.  Thc date of the first publication of this notice is  October 29,1916.  '' WM. W. H. COOPER,  Applicant.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  of the_ Methodist J_hurch__meets_  every Sunday afternoon at 2.30.  The service is made brief, bright  and breezy. Mr. F. Thompson is  ihe leader and extends a hearty  invitation to any adults to attend.  Next Sunday afternoon a paper,  subject: "Tongue " discussion  by the class.  The Canadian soldier gets $1.10  a day, the British 28 cents, the  Germans five cents, and the  French two cents.  Get Your  0!d 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  oaid twice a "year, and Assets of  Ta_loring,Repairing  Cleaning and  Pressing  DONE* BY  Recently 25 Austrians arrived  I m Cranbrock, to take the places   ��� ~..��� ~��� -..   ua-��j twice a year, ana Assets ot  of some white men who are leav-���Up to Thursday morningonly two $60,000,000 assure the absolute  ing for the.war. I such applications were made.,       safety of your money  (LATE CITY TAILOR)  AT THE  SUNSHINE THEATRE  ALL   ORDERS   DONE   TO   TIME.  / , Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  .-    5  1/ <  li  IU  Horse Owners of  ____M____M-H^____a_________^__^HI^^B^Hi  the Nicola Valley  BLACKSMITHING  In its various branches  neatly   and , promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  Have your horses shod  at strictly regular intervals. It pays you and  is a duty you owe to  your horses  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  j. lTdunlop  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  =f***_  Local Jottings  The Coldwater river has risen  several inches this week.  The subject at the Epworth  League meeting next Monday  evening will be " A young Christian at home," by the Rev. Geo.  Kinney.  Friday, Oct. 29, 1915  Presentation to  Retiring President  Wiil  Advertise  For New  Matron  Visitors in town yesterday  from outside points included W.  Archibald, of Rossland, and  Stuart Henderson, ex M.L.A., of  Victoria and Highland Valley.  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 All Kinds  Business men and storekeepers  in the Nicola Valley should ask  at the News office for a Free  Blotter stating t'ie new K. V. R.  train schedule and mail service.  Reports from Lytton state that  there have been good crops of  apples and beans at better prices  than usual. Few of the green  paper beans are noticeable in the  town.  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 tp measure. Rose  Marche.  An interesting feature of Wednesday's session of the W. A. of  St. Michael's Anglican Church,  at  the residence of Mrs.  Tom  Clarke, was the presentation ?of  an address and China trinket set  to Mrs. A. H. Plummer, wife of  the vicar of St.   Michaels, and  president   of the society,  as a  token of remembrance and esteem  for her services to the Auxiliary.  Mrs. Plummer, with the Rev.  A. H. Plummer, leaves the parish  at the coming week end.   They  will take up their residence at  Chulus Reserve, where the Rev.-  Plummer  will   take   charge of  Indian mission work.     He will  preach his farewell sermon as  vicar on Sunday evening next.  The presentation to the retiring president was made by vice-  president Mrs. Tutill, on behalf  of the members, Mrs. Plummer  acknowledging the gracious gift  in suitable terms. There was a  good muster of ladies present  The election of a successor has  been deferred for a few weeks.  Owing to Miss Cecilia Gibson,  matron of the Nicola Valley General Hospital,  becoming ill but  five days after taking up her appointment at the institution early  in   September,   and   having  to  undergo an operation at Vancouver hospital where she was formerly   engaged,     now   advising  that  she   would  be  unable to  resume her duties here' at least  before January first next, having  now contracted rheumatism the  board  of   directors   in  special  meeting last night  decided  to  advertise for a new matron in  Miss Gibson's place, the concensus of opinion being that it was  imperative   that    the   hospital  should have a  fully  appointed  matron in authority .with  the  least possible delay. <?  During Miss Gibson's absence  Miss Quinville has been acting-  matron and the board recently  expressed their satisfaction with  her work by placing her on full  matron's salary.  Personal Column  Get your Confirmation Wreaths  and Veils at the Rose Marche.  Mr. and Mrs. L. Quinville, of  Mamette Lake, were visitors in  the city on Tuesday.  Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, of  the "SX" Ranch were visitors  in Merritt on Tuesday.  Thomas Stewart, placer miner  of Granite Creek, registered at  the Coldwater on Wednesday.  FOR   SALE  Mr. McBride of Stump Lake,  was a business visitor in the city  on Wednesday.  A. Parkins, of the K. V. R.  work train staff, has been transferred to Penticton.  J. G. Thynne of- Otter Valley,  and a party of hunting friends  registered at the ColdwaterlSun-  day. How woulfy -u like a round  at the boxes at Longleat, Jack ?  of Choice Grade  Holstien - Friesien  ilk Cows  (All Government Tested)  Newly Calved or due to Calve  within the next' few weeks  Apply���  TAMERTON RANCH,  or  NICOLA HOTEL, NICOLA  I  FOR SALE.  Two Span  of  Working Horses  Six to eleven years of age   I   1,300 to 1,500 lbs.  Used to Logging  J.   G.  THYNNE,  Otter Flat       -       B. C.  I  Our Chat with District  Superintendent Cottrell of the C. P. R.  (���Continued from Page One.)  t advocating wise movements  which have in view the conversion of latent natural resources  into hard coin of the realm.  1 It is only natural therefore that  - Supt. Cottrell should show an insatiable desire to learn  more of  ��� the mining activity intheNicola  Valley, of "this talk of a smelter  for Merritt," of the cattle shipments to Europe.     He referred  particularly to the large shipment  of prime beef cattle raised on  Quilchena,   Douglas  Lake  and  other ranches in this section, to  Europe.     It  is   nol   generally  known, perhaps, that,the shipment consigned to the French  Government was the first shipment ever to leave B.  C.  for  Europe.   The transportation  by  rail and sea for over two weeks  of many hundreds of heads of  valuable cattle was an enterprise  of such importance that Supt.  Cottrell was,   he said,   making  special enquiries to find out just  how the cattle stood the long  journey to France and in what  condition they arrived.    "If the  results are what we hope and  expect" he continued  "the -war  will provide an opportunity for  the establishment of a permanent J  market for B. C. cattle in Europe.'.'   In the profits resulting  from  such  Remember the At Home and  Linen Shower to be held in the  Red Cross Room (old building of  Bank of Toronto), under Hospital  Auxiliary auspices, tomorrow  Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m.  Simpson & Cranna, jewelers,  are leaving their present location  opposite the Coldwater Hotel and  will shortly move their stock into  a building purchased from Messrs  Conklin, and .which is being moved from Voght street to Simpson  & Cranna's lot adjoining the bank  of Toronto.   "  % Mr. R. Armstrong, of the well  known firm Armstrong & Morrison public works contractors,who  built the Government highway  bridge accross the Pitt River at  Port  Coquitlam  and important  railway   structures   throughout  the Province,' was in the City on  Wednesday, accompanied by Mrs;  Armstrong, later proceeding out  with Mr. McBride to Stump Lake  for a shooting vacation.  Under the headline "Using the  Big Stick " Editor Walker of the  " Enderby Press," states editorially that because he voiced in  the columns of his paper some of  the complaints of the public  against the Canadian banking  system the advertising he carried  for the Bank of Montreal and the  Union Bank of Canada has been  withdrawn by the banks' advertising agents in Montreal.-  |^-K��.*-H'-H***H****^  GROCERIES  Flour, Royal Household  Potatoes  Apples,      Splendid Cookers  Onions,      Dry and Solid  ���,.<���-;>..  "Buttercup" Milk  Butter,  Black Currant Jam,  Pineapple,      Large tins *  "Magic" Baking Powder  Rabins,~    Large Seeded  Oatmeal Soap,  , .  Palm Olive Soap,' ", very dainty  . Coffee, Freshly Ground _ Our special  ~ .. " -? . -Why pay a, higher price  King Oscar Sardines " .  v_"    '"'  1 J^* ^ r    s  Asparagus,        Try it, on toast  49-lb sack 1.75  per sack .75  per box 1.35  _8-lbs. for .2?  Have you tried it, tall tins, each .10  _* J   *, Our usual good value, 3-lbs. 1.10  4-1 b. tins .75  each .20  per tin .22  2-lbs. for .25'  8 cakes .25  2 cakes for .25  per lh. .35  Week end visistors at the Cold-  water Hotel included D.H.Lewis  of Minnie Lake, Jas. Ritchie of  West Summerland, C Skeams of  Princeton, J. Markle pf Princeton.  Chief Engineer McCullough of  the K.V.-R." ^accompanied by Mrs.  McCullough, registered" at the  Coldwater Hotel on Wednesday,  being en route from Penticton to  the Coast,  *-H"5-:-!-*.��.:..:..:..:.<..>.>.>.x.>j.^��:.^MH"{"i<  JFall Rye!  Ifor sale,!  Price:  3 tins for .40  - per tin .40  DRY  GOODS  Men's Winter Weight Underwear  Men's Heavy Wool Sox,  Men's Black Sox, heavy and strong  Blue Shirting, Extra strong  Pink and White Flannelette, 36-in. wide  -   per suit 2^50.  3 pairs for 1.00  _ < "      " "-���   *"  .per pair .25  per yd. .25  per yd, .15"  35,000 Tons of Ice  for G. N. and N. P.  Enquire our prices on all Groceries,  The careful Housewife buys at  THE  Mli_RR__TT  . Call at the News office for a  free desk blotter, giving the new  Kettle Valley Railway schedule  and local mail > arrangements-  indispensible for, ^purposes* of  daily reference.  J. A. .Maughan, solicitor of this  City, was'a passenger on the  westbound train on Monday,  travelling -to Lytton where.- he  has numerous legal clients. Away  on professional business, returned home Wednesday morning.  MissJeatf Clarke, daughter, of  Walter Clarke, of Bbwden, Alta.  who hasfbeen attending Nicola  school for some years and has  been living with her grandmother  Mrs. William Riley, ait Nicolai  returned home oii Wednesday's  C. P. R. train. /  Mr. Pemberton, of. Victoria, a  trustee of the estate of the- late  Mr. .Greaves/ 'accompanied by  Mrs. and -Miss J��emberton and  Miss Jones left'Merritt on Monday morning on the Coast, train,  returning home after spending a  couple of weeks in the Valley.  Mr. F. B. Ward of Douglas Lake,  their host,' was present at the  depot to see them off.  $45.00 PER TON  F.O.B. Canford, B. C.  J. W. Langley  Notice of  Cancellation of Reserve  NOTICE .IS-HEREBY GIVEN that  the Reserve existing on certain lands  iri the vicinity of 'Canford; B.C., and  '  formerly ^covered by'Timber Licence  No!' 3758l'?*by-reason,!of _a notice piib^\  lished ih the' British_Columbia Gazette,  on the 27th'of December, 1907, is.can{~'  celled. . .The said lands will be opened ".  to entry by pre-emption at_9fa.nw on "-  ulonday the 6th day of December, 1915^ "  at the office of the Government Agent,   -"  at Nicola: '>'."'    ;   J        ' v "*  _,   '   .      R. A. RENWICK,- ' :\ -*  Deputy Minister of Lands'"  Department of Lands,      ."���      *���    ���,     "  -  ��� Victoria, B.C.*   /  : ,  ,     .       Sept. 24,1915; ���'-.  ,     - *    ���  /* '^1  6YNOP8IS_OF CQA'L-MINiNQ REGIH  LATION8.     '  ���35,000 tonsof ice will becutat  Otter Lake,  Tulameen,  during  the approaching winter, for delivery to the Great Northern and  NorthernPacific railways. Chutes  and other shipping facilities, as  well as sheds and bunkhouses are  to be erected immediately, and it  is expected that sixty men will  eventually be given employment.  J.  H.  Pifer, who was in the  city this week, coming from Lor-  rimore proceeded to Tulameen to  take charge of the installation of  the shipping equipment.  The ice  will be drawn from the lake to  the G. N. R. tracks by endless  chain and will pass direct from  chutes into the^ railroad cars.  The opening up of .this new  source ef employment will be  welcomed in Tulameen coming  when mining and other works  are shut down for the season.  *r**t*-K��***-X��**+-H��*^  Caught by Constable Willgoose  in the act of handing a bottle of  rum to an Indian near the old  Bank   of   Toionto  building  on  Tuesday night, James McVeigh  was arrested. and next day arraigned before the magistrate.  Pleading guilty he was fined $75  and costs.   The fine was paid.  The Indian, observing the approach of the Constable, galloped  away on his horse' taking the  liquor with him.  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  Hot Pies every Saturday.  Harold Greig will move on  Monday from the Costilllbu block  to the premises previously known  as "Joe's Cafe" next to the Rex  Theatre, where he will carry on1  as before a fruit business, with'  a few "additions to the stock iii  other lines.  With the Colors  . This week's recruits enlisted  by Sergt J. Leitch and despatched to KamloopB' comprise M.  Moody, John Walker, Jn. James,  Wm. Netherton and Reg. Eagles,  who signed for Home Defence  and left on Monday.  City Clerk Harry Priest"and  Constable Willgoose* bagged 25  duck and one goose when hunting last _ week end out at the  Hamilton kraals. Three other  duck they hit but which fell.on a  lake and could not be retrieved  s R. J. R. Lawson and 'Tommy'  Ward, who contemplate going  overseas left for Kamloops camp  on Thursday night   "  Eddy Jones, has signed up for  Overseas and. is expected to leave  the Sycamous internment camp  for Vancouver this week end.   '  the  Nicola   Valley |X  would  participate,   all   to  the | W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  common good of the residents.   |**-h^*h-***h-^*H'**-5��*******I  The hotel proprietors and the  postmasters will hardly weep at  the news that the, train which  now arrives from the Bridge at  1.15 a.m. will shortly keep better  hours.  We learn that severaLmarried  men stationed at the Internment  Camps may soon return to* their  homes.  at the time were later shot again  and promptly confiscated���so it  is reported���by a party of unlucky  sportsmen in Messrs. Strachan,  McKendrick, Lawes, and Jobling  who were unaware of the success  of the first party in first, bringing  the birds down. A goose also  answered to the call of Jack Job-  ling's gun.   '  The Right Rev. A. U. Dr  Pencier, Lord Bishop of New  Westminster, announces today  his intention of visiting Merritt  at the beginning of November to  conduct a confirmation service.  Steps are Being taken to fill the  incumbency vacant at St Michaels  but as yet nothing definites has  been decided.' V/ ''  - Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in-Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alber-  ta, the Yukon Territory, "the Northwest ���  Territories and in-a portion of the  Province, of British-Columbia, may be'  leased for 'a-term of twenty-one yearn  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Jimmy Clunie .has enlisted for  Overseas and left on Thursday's  I train for Kamloops,  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  At the Sewing Season it approaching  jet N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent pat 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.  See the new models at my store,Granite  Avenue.  -Application for a lease muatTbe made  by the applicant ln person to the Agent)  or Sub-Agent of the district in whlett  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- '  led by a fee of f���, which will be re*  funded if the rights applied for are nob  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton. r���  ' The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full .Quantity of mer- .  chantable coal mined and pay the roy> --:  alty thereon.^ If the coal mining rights  are not, being operated, such returns -  should be furnished at least once a"  year. , *~ " - '-_j *y  The lease will include the coal min.  >  ing rights only, but the lessee may^ba. *  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.^CORY. _  Deputy Minister of the interior  N.B.���Unauthorized publication "a!  this advertisement will not be palf  for.���58782.        - .-   * :,  ~~      - :    ~     -       -       . --_i


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