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 THE    HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OE    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6, No. 2  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,    DECEMBER   3,   1915  Price 5 Cents  g-v  Former Editor of "News" Killed in Action.���Deatl  Rancher.���Snipers'  ispatched.���Rev. Collins Declines  n.  Passing of Well  Known Rancher  With regret we announce the'  sudden death of Mr. Alexander  D.v Adamson, manager of the  Duke of Portland ranch at Aspen  Grove, who passed away at the  ranch home on Wednesday night,  aged 52.  The deceased gentleman only  two days previously had left the  Nicola Valley Hospital, where he  had been receiving treatment for  an internal trouble, feeling much  better and with medical advice  that he take things easily on his  return home.  Mr. Adamson, it appears, had  been attending to some horses in  the-barnyard, and going into the  house remarking, '-' there's something; wrong," sat down in a  chair, and expired immediately.  His wife hurried to get assistance  but the respected rancher had  .passed away before she returned.  A native of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, A. D. Adamson  responded to the call of the free  life of Amerrfca when seventeen  years old. For some thirty years  he lived in different parts of the  StateB, managing several important cattle ranches.  During his residence in B. G.  he settled for some years in the  Summerland'district^where he'  _, owned _two.rfine^orchard-1 *ujT'to  ?.:.   -Jithe time.-of his"death.*r Eeaving  ')K P^, CtKe Okarfagan'fhe^came toiAspen  >T*M^X*Sroye'; 8ome/n four���"years ^ago'-to  ClJf Th-"decease"d leaves a ^Widqw.  -'who also .came/priginally'-from  Scotland, and-two'children,a boy  and~a girl.    ~  I - y ���*- <*���_;=- %-��� ������1  City Hall Meetings  for Next Week  City Council and Other Boards  will Meet.���Court' of  *   Revision  l��  t  '���*���>��  Next week will be a busy one at the  City Hall as regards the number of  meetings to be held.  On Monday evening at 8 p.m. the  City Council will meet in regular session  when various routine-matteis will be  discussed, including some business held  over and which should have come up  two weeks ago when the Council could  not proceed with tho civic business  owing to lack of a quorum.  The Police Commissioners, Major  Walters, Commissioners J. McFarlane  and Dr. G. H. Tutill, will also meet on  Monday to transact regular monthly  business.  On Wednesday Jhe .Board of License  Commissioners will meet in the City  Hall at 10 a.m., when formal application will be received f��r the renewal of  licenses for the sale of liquor at the  four hotels. The Board comprises  Mayor Walters with Commissioners P.  McLean and F. Hyland.  Next Friday, December 10, at 10 a  m. the Court of Revision for the Civic  Voters list will be held when the list  will be revised, corrected and * applications for any alterations in the list determined;-J On the Court of Revision  are Mayor Walters and Alderman A  Ewart and P,J_cLean.   ���  ' ~A~ straightforward' and able  business" man, the late.jvlr. Adamson will fbe-sorely ^missed.-in  Merritt -Vwhere^'he, had,.'several  business interests and^was a  free.ue'nt visitor, j ', " ���~ii'\  ^-ThVfuneral corlegewill leave  Ni.' J/" ^.Barwickfs , undertaking,  parlors oh G^ariite^^Ave "at' ��15;  p. m. '���- tomorrow,-' Satu rtt ay, Jf or j  interment^ at' Nicola ceme'ervat  2.30 the Rev. J. Hyde officiating.'  '.'3- ~      .        - / -      -   ���     , i" '  Lieut. Croly was  Honored Monday  In honor of Lieut Chris. Croly, wht  left yesterday for Ottawa to take u*.  active service duty, Ms. and Mrs. A.  E. Howse entertained thc members ol  the staff of the Mercantile and A. E.  Howse Co and their wives at the,i  Nicola home on Monday night. Pte  C. J. E. Scrim and Pte. Hatton whc  recently returned fiom the front wounded, were also guests.  During the evening, whe,!? fthe host  and hostess most hospitably entertained  their guestev whist was played and  music enjoyed, while Trooper Scrim, a  former membei of the staff of the  Mercantile Company and Pte Hatton  related some of their experiences on  the battlefields.  Mr. Howse, who has presented Lieut  Croly with a Colt revolver, took the  opportunity of making a few remarks  on the pending departure of the firm's  accountant for overseas service. That  gathering was, he said, indicative of  the good relations existing mong'the  members of the staff and the happy  feeling between them all. Every man  in their firm was a commercial business  expert,- he declared,'and knows how to  do his duty to his firm and the public  he selves. In their accountant, Lieut.  Croly was a fine type _ of man who  stiongly feels that it is his duty to his  country to leave Merritt to take up  more serious work in the army^_-.He  could not wish him more than that after,  doing his part he would return home  looking as fit as (he two friends'among"  them, These had told him"of the great  expei iences they had gained as soldier;  at the front, of the honor they enjdye'd  of*Yaving*."done.their bit" and how.  they-were now doubly proud of, being  British subjects. V  Those present besides Mr.'-and-Mrs ,  End Miss Howse were Lieut. C. -Croly,  31st B. C. Horse and Mrs. Croly,  Troopefrs C. J. E.-Scripn and A.'Hatton"  Mr. and-Mrs. M. A.* Durland, Mr., and  Mis.^H.^BootHroyd. Mr:~"and Mrs.- W"  Aitken, Mi.' and 'Mrs. "Rny "Thomas.  Messrs Hugh D.- Martin,' Barry.' Reid,  Lu Trice, and Harry^Kobeyaski        ms  Experiences of one olF the "Fighting  Fifth " Home from the Trenches  Thrilling Incidents Descnbed by Trooper Scrim.~-The Dying Major's  Last Words.���Memorable Scenes  Tluilling experiences uf Nicola Valley  and Fiance,  soldieis graphically told by Troopers C.  J. E. Scrim ami Arthur Hatton  now  recuperating from wounds received on  fields of carnage and desolation. .  Silting comfortably among many  friends of Merritt and Nicola in a cosy  room, looking fit and strong and unaf  fected by the hardships through which  he has passed during the. last twelve  months, Trooper C. J. E. Scrim related  on Monday at Nicola some of his ex er-  iences since joining the "colors as a re  Scrim tells how it took  them seven days to cioss the English  Channel.    He also explains why  Landed at the French port the long  files of hardened lecruits in kharki,  representative of the cities and prairies  find mountain valleys of Western Canada, were huddled into cattle trucks  and limited accommodation allowed  them but squeesing space." "For  four days and four nights," continued  Trooper Scrim, " we remained packed  close together until suddenly the train  stopped and we reached  the  front."  Former Editor  Killed in Action  Lieut. Coffee  wss. Able  Newspaperman.        Was Popular  Figure in tne Valley  cruit,   through  several  months in the I ^ou can imagine our burning curiosity  firing line in France, and in the period I ne said> to Set right there,   being now  i,  Meiritt Mercantile Company  T  T  T  f  t  t  T  &~ be able to economize as well by buying here.  .    Christmas Cheer :  Everybody is, looking for a. lew extra niceties and dainties in their bill of fare during the  Christmas Season.  .The careful house'wjfe will begin early to prepare for the, occasion and will  Mince Meat -  Heinzes Best,   in bulk, lb.  Wc,supply pailsjfree._  Heinzes, in tins,,        each  Wethys, in pkgs.        each  'Plum Pudding  Heinze, in tins,       >���- each  Comb Honey  Comb ' each  25  30  15  ,40  25  .;.   ^ - .J.  i Are you  Making :|:  J-Your Christmas     s  sr  T  ���t  T  T  ?  T  f  t  t  f  T  ?  t  t  t  _n  Apples  No. 1 Grades.all best varieties  - wrapped, per box,      1.75  - r    Butter  "Merco" ~      per lb. .40  . " Pride of Merritt"  ,       -    ��� per lb. .45"  - Salmon  "Nabob" per tin, .25  Salmon; half-lb. tin, .15  -��� Tea and Coffee  -,  " Braid's'" Best  "Merco"' "Pride of Merritt"  !  FRUIT CAKES and  PLUM PUDDINGSr  We  are  Htad-quarters for all  Htad-quarters for  'Ingredients-r  '   ,���       per sk.  the  Flour,  Sugar, ' -,   :���; per ik.  Batter, "Merco" lb.  Eggi, ��� " doz.  Raisins, Seeded' .16-oz. pkt.  { Raisins, Sultanas "" lb.  \%'X Raisins, Not-a-Seed / pkt.  j* Currants, ��� " ��� pkt.  '.{. Mixed Peel, '-* cut Mb. boxes  ���' ��' Spices, all kinds tin  Almonds, Shelled '   lb.  Walnuts, '     '   .r . lb.  And to enture the proper flavor  USE  BRAID'S BEST EXTRACTS  t  x  I  5  1.75  1.75  .40  .50  .15  .20  .15  .15  .30  .10  .55  .50  T  i  t  '?  t  !  ?  :i:  t  t  SPECIAL  Round or Square four storey Cake  Tins.       Set .60  X  t  *  *  Bring the .Children to see  -;   selection  CHIN A WARE  AT  REDUCED  PRICES  We have a large assortment of all kinds and styles of Chinawaie which < we are offering at  special reduced prices. From the smallest Bon-bon dishes to' a complete Dinner* Set we are  'sure to be able to please you for your Christmas requirements. ' *".    \ "  GIVE QJJR STOCK AN INSPECTIOM BEFORE BUYING  AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW. PRIGES DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS  ���;**$<r-*$M$M$>V^  :���  J  T  T  t  T  t  t  T  T  ?  T  T  t  T  T  T  t  t  t  t  t  t  ?  T  t  t  T  t  t  T  Y  i  T  T  f  Y  O Cedar Mops  Triangle Shape  -A new lot; received to retail at-  each 1.00  O Cedar Polish.    �� *'  bot '.50  Wizard - ���        bot. .50  Liquid Veneer bot. .25  Children's Sleighs  1 10,   1.25,   2.00      *-  - Lanterns  Reg. 1.00,   SPECIAL .85  Skates,  Hockey Shoes.  , and Accessories  ;     AU at Popular Prices  Batteries  & Bulbs.  For Flashlights  All kinds and sizes  Toys  our  pnoi to his return to British Columbia,  Scfrim's narrative is typical of what  would be told by nearly all the " boys"  who left the Nicola Valley, by young  men enjoying the free and open life of  the Canadian West who offered themselves, body and soul, to their king and  eountiy to endure the stern discipline  seivice in the army entails, with its  horrois and dangers, risks and stern  realities of a modern conflict by armed  nations means.  Trooper Scrim, so far as we are aware  did not biing home any relics of the  war zone in the shape of badges or buttons from Hun's greycoats, or even >a  spiked helmet. A souvenir he did bring  back and which he carries on his right  leg, instead of on his belt, is one which  he will not lose for a long time. It is a  six'inch long shrapnel wound. ^ Above  his right ear is another stopover place  for a piece of German shrapnel. ,  v The events ^leading up ;to the time  I when'Scrim,' who clainis he is the small-  I est man iorthe/Fif th. Battalion, make  interesting reading. When -the^'B. C.  Horse left Merritt, he says, we .were a |  happy bunch, and in ways did we have  a fine time at Valcartier camp. "Do  you know" he says proudly, "That  the B. C. Hort,e was the only unit to  reach Valcartier overstrenghc."  Telling of the life of the bays of the  5th in canftp in England and the hardships in the wet environment of Salisbury Plains he says they got quite a  little Irish stuffed into their body and  soul by being fed everyday, at one  period, with the butchers delight or  necessity commonly known as Mulligan.  "It was in February when the fifth  battalion, after a long and dreary period of waiting suddenly got orders to  prepare to leave their English camp  for a certain Port to join a transport  ship for France. All were as delighted  as boys rushing out of school, for they  were' nearerseeing the,gratification of  their-burning desiies to get at grips  witbrthe Germansr The_soldiers were  however to be given a taste of military  strategy before they alighted on the  shores of France as on leaving camp  and entraining they were taken to port  different to that they were told they  would go to.  Anyway they did eventually 'set  sail; and so excited were they the men  just liad one thought. They wanted to  cross the streak lying between England  so close In our march we had early  evidences of the lightness of heart of  the British Tommy, for we had to wall-  up a road, the war name for which is  "Plug Street." It is so named because  of the extreme danger of the locality.  One of our firstlduties in the firing  line was started at night when darkness  had arrived. We were ordered to put  up some lines of barbed wire entanglements. Not until dawn arrived however did we know that we had been  working in " No man's land," between  ours and the German trenches  The extreme curiosity of men in the  trenches to peep across the parapet "to  the German trenches and the wonderful vigilance and deadly aim of the  watching snipers was told interestingly  by the returned soldier. He instanced  how anrold warrior who had been thru  the Mons fighting and several critical  engagements without the slightest injury succumbed to the curiosity of his  mind,* peeped over the top, and was instantly shot through* the head. That  man had in his r deket his pass authorising leave" of absence in'England.'    In-  | It is with deep regret we announce  the passing in action on the field of  bultle in Gallipoli of Lieut. Trank  Coffee, of t\e Auslialian Expeditionary  Foice. a late editorof *!*:* Nicola Valley  News, and one of tlie best known and  capable newspapermen in B, C.  The sad news was conveyed in a telegram received in Vancouvei on Monday  fiom Mi. Fiank Coffee, of Sydney,  New South Wales, fathei of the journalist, and briefly stating, without more  enlightening details, that Lieut Coffee  was killed on November 18th.  The news of the death of Lieut.  Coffee will be received with particular  sorrow by a numbei of intimate fi lends  in Vancouver Mi Coffee lived on the  coast for seveial yeais, and made a  ho��.t of warm fuends, which included  practically every newspaper man in the  c ties of Vancouver and Victoria. In  1908 he became associated wilh the  World, and in 1910 became the first  mayoial secietary to be appointed in  Vancouvei. After holding this position  for some six months he returned to  newspapei woik, and was at difteienc  times with both the Victoria Colonist  and Times. Subsequent.y he was appointed secretaiy to the Provincial  Agricultural Commission Some two  yeais ago he telurned to Australia and  when wai broke out, immediately took  up a course of training to fit him for  the senous work to which the Empue  was calling all its able-bodied young  men.  "Lieut Coffee had the genial tem-  I perament and the" *sunny -disposition  which are heritages of the lush race."  states the Vancouver World in its reference to the death, r "He was generous to a fault and always ready to  dnide his last penny with "anotbei."  Those who knew him wil'readily deduce"  that he must have been a dashing leader >  and jdst the  man Jo  head  i  gallant-  stead of enjoying a well earned holiday  charge against a difficult position  he lies buried " somewhere ,in France." I    In  Gallipoli   the pi opoi tion of killed  among the troops fiom the sister Dominion has been greater peihaps than  on any other fiont on which the war is  being waged. Very many have gone  down to soldiers' graves in the full  vigor of manhood Yet there is something of the majestic and of the sublime'  in giving one's best self, as it were,  foi one's country and fo"r one's ideals.  And, were the soldier who falls in a  battl? gianted a fleatingmoment before  consciousness finally passed away, one  f< els that that moment would be filled  with an infinite satisfaction which woul 1  have power even over the last  of dissolution.  pains  Beams, of Princeton, was one of our  first casualties says Scrim. We were  sorry to lose him '' he was a fine fellow."  The scenes around Neuve Chapelle  were graphically described by the subject of these notes,. It was at Ypres  where the Fifth met the "Pats" for  the fiist time. Then, the town was  busy, plenty of Belgians were about  tfee��streets, stores doing business, the  architectural lines of the magnificent  buildings showed up to the best effect.  The town was of course full of soldiers  ���British, French and Belgians.  ��� Respecting the "gassing" of the  Canadians and French he stated that  the French described the scene as "hell  let loose."- Vividly he describes the  charges so well known and recorded,  and recollects how aconvoy of the Fifth  atone time found itself attacked on  three sides I y Germans. The Trooper  speaks v highly of the bravery of the  higher commanders, and lelates how in  one critical attack an old major insisted  on going into the trenches himself despite the urgent demands of the men  that he should  not so expose himself. J thoroughly    tested    bv    experts  He went but did not returivalive for he an(j approved by a military auth-  Snipers' Rifles on  Way to Trenches  The committee of the NicoJa  Valley patriotic fund has slashed  through red tape by filling an immediate need at the fmnt by  donating snipers rifles to a Winnipeg Battalion from funds primarily intended for machine guns.  Pour B. S. A. rifles for snipers  use. costing altogether $26110,  (Continued ok page 4)  Two, Probationers  For the Hospital  There aie vacancies for two probationers on the staff of the Nicola Valley  General Hospital and applications are  ��� nvited from young ladies desirous of  ^taduating as nurses.  Applications should be mlde lo the  mat'on. >  The,decision of the Board to appoint  two new probationers" to the staff is  piompted by the circumstance that next  year two of the present staff will become senior nurses having completed  'heir graduation course, and by having  AeiT prospective successors in training  without delay the efficiency ot the nur-  mg staffwill not be impaired.  Rev. A. W. Collins Declines  Word has just been received frorr  Bishop of New Westminster that thi  Rev A. W. Collins of Whonnock, has  declined the offer of the incumbency of  St, Michaels Merritt.  Yale's Member in  Merritt Today  Mr. Alec Lucas, M.L.A. for Yale,  who is in the city today states that he  has been deluged with congi atulatory  messages on the result of his libel action, including several from the minist-  eas and prominent Liberals. He says  the Liberal cause has had a serious set  back following the explosion and withdrawal of the pamphlet which they so.  lovingly fa'hered The Conservative  outlook in Yale is most piomising, he  says.  In the cornor store of the Walters  B-ock opposite the,Coldwater hotel on  Saturday December 18th the Women's  Auxiliary of the Anglican Church will  hold a sale of aprons', cakes, home made  candy and articles suitable for Christmas gifts. Commencing at three oc ock  afternoon tea will be served. The patronage of the public is lequested at  this endeavor in aid of church funds.  ority on rifle manufacture, and  whijh are being sent to Acting  L;eut-Col. H H Matthews D.S.O.  a Nicola officer in charge of the  8th (Winnipeg) Battalion at the  front, have been shipped to  England.  The actual charge of the guns  on the fund is only the exact cost"  of the rifles  with the freight���  $274 65.  No charges incidental to the  purchasing or the expert inspection and examination will be  made against the fund. Tisdalls  Ltd. of Vancouver, who supplied  the rifles, state in a letter that  their head gunsmith spent twenty  four hours "of high priced time"  in fitrihg the telescope sights and  testing them at the targets as to  efficiency and accuracy. Bv not  charging for these exaotine tests  Messrs Tisdalls have doratfd  handsomely to the cost of the  rifles The firm writes, in part,  "it is some satisfaction to know  that th��v are absolutely right and  can bp -^ependpd upon to place  v*-Ull-*-ts jus where they ere intended to go.  N5-*-  M       I'  -*-    *��� Friday, Dec. 8, 1Q15  EBSKtflCQLA VALLEY -NEWS.  Two  THE  NICOLA, VALLEY; fNE^'S  Published EV3RY Friday  Publisher : Edward C.Bell - Editor:.Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICA.TIQN  Subscriptions, payable In advance, $2.00 per- year In Canada.  Britain. United Sta'es and Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News. P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  THE LATE LIEUT. FRANK CpfFEE  His many friends throughout the Nicola Valley /wijjj read with deep  regret the sad news of the death of Lieutenant Frank Coffee who fell  whilst nobly assisting in the Empire's struggle for right, as an officer :in  the Australian Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles.     While no  details of the action in which he met his death are available,  all   who  knew him will feel sure that he would be in the forefront when anything very stirring was going on, that being one of his well-known  traits    The genial Frank Coffee was well and favorably known to  most people in the Valley when he edited the News,in the time of T-  J. Smith's ownership of the paper.    Possessing a most genial temperament he was, too, generous to the extreme, as many who have good  reason to remember.    Few strangers came to the town who did not  meet with hospitable treatment at his hands, and to them he always had  information to impart regarding the district of which he had obtained a  very thorough knowledge.  Before coming to Merritt and since he left, he had served in his  journalistic capacity on many of the daily newspapers, of Vancouver  and Victoria. Coming'from Australia, he was on the World staff for  a couple of years, which position he relinquished to become secretary  to Mayor Taylor, of Vancouver, being the first to occupy that position.  After six months he returned to his own profession and occupied positions on both the Colonist and Times at Victoria, subsequently" being  secretary to the Provincial Agricultural-Commission,  Whilst in Merritt, Lieut. Coffee was associated with, every movement  for the good of the community. He acted as secretary, to the Board  of Trade and also of the local Conservative Asspciktion. Always  fond of a good time, there were few social functions complete , without  the renowned Coffee, and his knowledge of the world gained by travel  and reading enabled him to always have a good story Ic tell. Many  people in the district will join with the News in expressing true sympathy with Lieut. Coffee's father, on the loss of a^ nqjble minded son.  Mr. Coffee sen., was also known here, having met many of the residents  on the occasion of a visit to his son.  IN .WAR AND POLITICS- '.,  Forecasts from Ottawa reported that Sir Charles Davidson's commission which investigated the purchase of the Chilean .submarines will  exonerate Sir Richard McBride and his associates from " wrong-doing,  neglect and extravagence."  A special jury yesterday gave Mr. Alex. Lucas, M/. P.-P.' damages  in a libel suit brought by him against the Ministerial*t?nion ,ot B. C.  '.and Mr. Moses Cotsworth arising from attacks on the Government and  on Government officials in the pamphlet entitled " Xhk'Crisis in B. C"  AH of which goes to show that it is a good maxim<,in politics as well  as in war to make sure of the" terrain before you deploy for the attack-  Vancouver World. .  Major Conant to ���  Return to the  Firing Line  Major Eric W. Conant, of; the  Nicola.Valley, who.served with  the: 20th Hussars in the.*historic  engagement at Langemarcke and  "who, returned-. home from, the  front some time ago to recuperate  from wounds received on," the  battlefields, is among several officers who returned wounded -to  the West who-will go. pn active  duty again. Major Conant, it is  announced, has been officially attached to the 102nd (Northern  'British * Columbian) Battalion.  Capt. George Rothuie,of the 31a.  B.C. Horse, and late. Chief of  Police of Kamloops, has also been  accepted for overseas service with  the same battalion.  Rates on Parcels  From Canada  to the Front  Local Soldiers'  Amusing Stories  If rural merchants knew now- to advertise, and" would, the howl  about mail order houses getting business would soon be no louder than  a frozen whisper.  Experiences of One of  the  "Fighting Fifth"  i ���  (Continued from Page One.  -was, shot through the head. Temporarily hard pressed by the  Germans just then the troops fell  back. The major, beloved by all,-  was surrounded by men who  would give their lives for him.  As his life ebbed away he gasped  "Never mind me boys, retire  and leave me.^ But no^ power  ~ inTthe world~could at that time  have made us retire, says Scrim.  In the fierce fighting in which  the "fifth" figured Trooper  Scrim and Trooper Hatton with  several others got detached from  the main body. For two days  and nights, half clothed, almost  entirely without food, exposed to  ���the rigors of the changing weather they laid in a ditch.  A stirring experience, says  Scrim, was to hear brave British  soldiers shouting ''Are we downhearted " in the thick of a hand  fight. It thrilled one. - He tells,  too, how he found Ypres desolate  and in ruins on his return visit  to the town and how the warworn men in kharki walked in  single line instinctively feeling  their way beneath the cover of  the ruined buildings in search of  imaginary shelter from the big  exploiding shells from the German guns.  Both Troopers Scrim and Hatton relate how once they were  together on guard duty on the  banks of the Yser Canal under  very heavy shell fire and how although the heavy firing was of  more than usually terrific intens  ity the cows, and^ horses nearby  moved about as if all .was .quiet.  Both men pay high tribute* to  Major General, Currie, who before a charge at Festubert,  endeavored to shake hands with  every man he. ��� could, , He tells  how the men "yelled Jn theji;  temporary war madness as-they  rushed in the faceof the death  dealing machine gun fire' "Arthur  (Hatton) was on/my right.and  poor Jack-Birch on my left in the  charge. Jack,,got in the-head  and Arthur in the lung," he  continued.  Trooper Scrim' received his  injury from a shell which killed  six men near hirnandas he was  being carried from the trenches  Corporal Charlie," Howse (son of  his present host and hostess)  gave him his water bottle.  "Forty-eight hpurs after I was  hit I.was in bed'iri, a hospital in  England. It is Wonderful what  skill the British and-Canadian  doctors and nurses and the, Red  Cross .people sfrbj^- If a wounded  man can only get;picked up and  into a hospital they will make  something of liim even if ,to alj.  appearances heis smashed beyond repair."  The members,of the Methodist  Ladies Aid will, hoid a Sale of  Work on December 21st.    ,  Supt. A. MacBermid, of the  Dominion Bridge Co.,.and Mrs.  MacDermid returned this week  to Merritt after a trip to Interior  points . on bridge Construction  business.  How some of the soldiers of  the fifth battalion "traded", the  singing of Tipperary for a rendering of Wacht der Rhine' by  Germans in the trench opposite  them is described by ���Trooper  Scrim, just returned to Merritt  from the front. "We like your  singing" was the remark ^hat  flashed across No Man's Land  and" prompted the temporary  respite in fighting. "Ybunoshobt  we no shoot" *was another request that was accepted,.while  soldiers of the "fifth'! also  traded with the Germans with  jam and cigarettes. Eventually  the informal armistice expired,  by order of the company officers.  Trooper A. Hatton tells a good  story. While in.hospital in Rouen,  being treated for a bullet .wound  in one of his lungs, he made-repeated requests, he says, to be  sent over to England. The doctor  was firm in his refusal of. the  request,for, a long time butiulti^  jnately said.that if Hatton-would]  solemnlyjxromise not.to be.vsea-i  sick���a condition tnat would be  serious owing tohis lung trouble  ���he would allow him .to,proceed  to England. , Delighted, at ,the  prospect' of crossing the .channel  the Nicola soldier firmly resolved  in his own mind to keep away  from the malady.' All was going  well until a new; orderly on the  ship made a mistake. Instead of  handing Hatton a drink of pure  water he gave him salt water !  ��� The Post office Department  is in receipt of applications to  havo parcels, addressed to our  soldiers, jn France sent fr.ee or at  .reduced rates of postage, there  evidently being an impression  that the Department has control  of these rates and could do as it  wished, but this is not so, as the  question of postage is fixed by  international agreement, so that  it.is riot within-the power of the  Canadian Post Office department  to undertake-to carry the parcels  free.- or at a reduced, rate of  postage.  Under International law, -provision is made for the free transmission of parcels for prisoners  of war, but this privilege, does  not extend to parcels for troops  engaged in active service, nor is  it within the power of the Department to so extend it.  The rate of postage required on  parcels addressed to the troops  depends upon the location of the  addressee. If the addressee is in  England, the rate on parcels for  England applies, which is twelve  cents per pound ; whilst, if he is  in France,the parcels,are subject  to the rates applicable to parcels  for-France, which are as follows  l-lb. 32c; 2-lbs. 40c; 3-lbs. 48c.  4 lbs. 64c; 5 lbs. 72c; 6-lb. 80c;  7-lbs. 88c; 8-Ibs. 1.02f9-ib.l.l0;  10-lb. 1.18; 11-lb. 1.26/   "^  These are exactly the salme"  charges" which.existe'd for yeais  between Canada. England and  France before the war, and are  the result of an agreement or  convention made between these  countries and Canada, and as  these countries have not agreed  to'lower their rates between Eng-  lapd and France,, Canada has to  Day to_them.,the same "rates as before the war and must.jcharge  the same, postage. \j~ -T ,-\ "  *'In ail^ca'ses parcels "'for ithe  troops must * be "addressed. c o.  Army Post Office, London, England,' but this" does not in any  jjvay, affect, the- rate of postage  whicH$epends.entirely upon the  location of the addressee.  XaM  ^��^*5��5gt_  KC_ffiK!_��_t^_,**_  i��!lii_!_|ji_^  4_*_?w.'ft*&*" *-.  ill  m_m��  **<^*Jfe$|Sir��  tt_____����_.-7.j'w  ______r��Sri  _ft__**��_3  Tt"a3^t__S$sT^,i  _i-____E  _____S__i__!  *MM  Nv_��t|l_  i!_-fli_li  ._U__  M->_l  f��jg_^Efr��  ^y_t?3~__E  5S__B_*^r*  "-"���?"5  tw ^R,ff^-k**f *  THE  0OLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot and Cold  Water.      Rooms  with  Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms   ,  A well appointed Hotel that rrieets the requirements of the  Traveling Public.  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used In the Hotel are dally from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  ;_.!  Officers-Elect of ��  Local Oddfellows  At a meeting of. the I.O. O.F.  Pettiko Lodge,No. 13 held in the  lodge rooms on Tuesday night  the following were decided uppn  as officers-elect for installation.on  the . first. Tuesday in January,i  whenihe appointive officers- will  also"be named;  Noble Grand      Chas. Mcintosh  Vice Grand John Leese  Recording Sec.       Wm. Houston  Financial Sec. Wm. Kemp  Treasurer H. Tredwin  Grand Master P. W. Dempster  Grand Lodge B. C. will pay an.  official visit to the lodge on  Thursday the 18th inst.  The patriotic * spij-it of . the  brethren haa been evidenced  stronger i than ever lately, the  lodge having subscribed for a  substantial black of war loan  bonds, while the lodge has sent  a Christmas box to members of  their local fraternity now at the  front.  , The annuahdinner of the hospital Aid of Penticton hospital  held recently realised approximately $160.00, states the PenT  ticton Herald.'   v. *  The choosing of officers-ele<-t of  the L.O.L. 1?01, will take place'  at a lodge meeting to be held-tonight. The Worshipful Master  of the lodge, Bro. A. Paton recently joined an overseas regiment.  ���'v * .;    i"* .;'  First Aid Exam.  On Sunday Next  , An examination of-members  of St John Ambulance Association  who have been taking the course  of lectures on,"First Aid", work  given, during recent weeks by  Dr.' G. a*Tutill will be .held in  the Council-Chamber of the City  Hall oh .Sunday nextat 1.30 p.m.  Dr. J. J. Gillis will be examiner.  ' A regular practical class will  be held as usual on Sunday morning next, but will commence at  9.30 sharp instead of the usual  hour,     - '���  Canford Lands  for - Pre-emption  "At 9 o'clock on 'Monday morn.  ing next, December 6th, at the  'office of Goyernment Agetft W.  N. Rolfe, at Nicola, certain lands  in the vicinity of Canford will be  open to entry for pre-emption.  1 The particular lands to be  thrown op��p were formerly reserved by Timber License'No.  37581, but this reserve was can-  bel|ed.by notice pu Wished j in the  B.\C. Gazette on December 27th,  1907.  Lance-Corpl. W.^ C. Aynsley,  of Nicola; who served with the  Strathcona Horse in the war and  recently returned to" Vancouver  having been-wounded.-by the accidental discharge of a gun which  smashed the toe _ of one foot,* arrived home atn Dot on Saturday  might, and on 'Tuesday went to  spend a short time with his brother at Nicola.  Penticton City will invest $18,  500 from the sinking in the War  Loan. '  '  ,  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 I-idemnity of  Canada  *A  Nicola Valley Meat Market  4 **'  Niicola Vialley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Fresh   Fruit, Butter and Eggs  Modern" Cold   Storage   Plant   in    connection.  Leave,your orders for Ice here  Phone 36  .<  MERRITT,   B.C.  X Will be[,given       . - "   .- .    -  Jtt nib it:% Seft OIV01.0 fttfirtg,-  At % X?x.31?Wi!r?  On Friday, December  10th,; 1915  By Pupils of the School, assisted by Friends.  &0IUJ0, Arttott i&iwjH, ��>tH0ttt_j <&on\t0, >tr., fnllnwrir be  ONE ACT PLAY: "BETWEEN TWO FIRES"  Doors open at 7.30, Commence at 8 sharp  Admission   by  Program:   25c, and  50c.  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter  and  ' Contractor,  Let me figure on your, next job���no matter how small.  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P.  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,-. B., O.  On Saturday, December 18th, 1915  The Women's Auxiliary* of the    \  Anglican Church,  Will hold a Cake and Apron.Sale intheCorner,  Store opposite Coldwater Hotel  Sale bf Aprons, Cakes, Home-made  Candy, and Fancy Goods suitable  for Christmas Gifts.. '  ' Afternoon Tea will be served  Commence at 3 o'clock.  Hearty invitation to all  i  ��. i  ___��� Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY.:NEWS.  p-- *"������--���-  t j  t  i    <  fi?  ��**V-'V.--''li .'-. ���->"���;"--"���t-frl [  sss-sas-ssss  .Friday, Dec. 3, 1915  ...-.*. -  Wprkingmeii  TF. you can save each week even a small amount you  .are invited toopen 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  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $61,000,000  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  Wet Feet Wcrse ^  A       Than Bullets  "TT  OF  MERRITT BRANCH  A. N. B.   ROGERS, Manager.  ����� ****"K��***K**,!^,M"M:-X-'^  } Tailoring,Repairing  Cleaning and  Pressing  DONE 'BY  CAPT. STEPHENSON  (LATE CITY TAILOR)  AT THE  SUNSHINE THEATRE  .     BLOCK,  ALL,ORDERS. DONE  TO   TIME.'  M. L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER;  SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC.   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  ;  J. A. MAUGHAN  ��  Solicitor /Notary Public  Solicitor for Ihe Bank? of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  Xmas  GREETING  Cards  Nothing: so pleasing to your  friends as a photo Greeting"  Card       '     *  $1.00 a Dozen  �����~ -" *-��� ?*    i      >' *"  *  Think it over/ and t_en'c_ll and  r - *    ,      '���       '     '  -    i. -  '��� tee camples at the City Stndio^  Chas. T. Hooper  Opp.Schoola   -     " ��� Merritt  .,  Capt.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  STEPHENSON   R. HEBRON  C. R. Secretary  [GET THIS CATALOGUE  SAVE MONEY  The Best Ever  issued; Skates, Skating  Boot*, Hockey Sweaters, Y Uniforms, and  "Complete Outfits,  _ Snowihou^ Moccasins,  Skis, Toboggans.  We want every Man  interested in Sports  of any kind to get  our  large Free  Catalogue.   Prices  right and satisfaction  guaranteed.  Immense  Stock  prompt shipment.  Vou ��an save  '  money by~ getting^,  Catalogue to-day.  T.W. BOYD'& SON  27 Notre PsmeSt. West  MONTREAL  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  As   r��  ot, As. Ins  F. S. Gay,  -   WM.    '  jugular meetings in Masonic-  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren' are cordially invited to attend*._'      t  fW.A. Heslop,  'Secretary  ���  KNIGHT8 OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 4S  Meet-in K.P.Hall  every {Wednesday  at 7.30 jj7   ft  ~ 'Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  j. Fairfoul, O.C.  J. Simpson,'  K. of R. a s.  In -response to an invitation,  extended in these columns, t��  ladies of Merritt and district to  lend us letters they have received  from the front in acknowledgment of gifts, more letters have  reached this office. _ 7 , 7  In a letter to Mrs. A; Limb, of  the Patriotic Guild, Pte W. Turner, of the 18'lh Battalion,second  Canadian contingent, states after  expressing heartfelt thanks for  a pair of warm woolen socks  "received in a form of an army  issue,��� I am sure if any  of the boy* who have received  sox have not written they nevertheless must appreciate them as  well as I'do.- Dry warm''sox are  most necessary to us���wet feet  are, to me, more unpleasant than  bullets.:.. well, I'll have to "quit  lam writing this letter- on tlie  parapet and occasionally I have  to look over to watch "Fritz" he  concludes.  "The real, good pair of box  which I have just rf ceiv d from  you, has come just at the right  time (October 23) as it is now  beginning to get co-d." writes  Gonner Charles E. Cuthbert;12th  Battery. 3rd Brigade, C. F. A,  in a letter to Mrs. Limb.   .  A. G. -Kerr, lieutenant .of the  18th battalion,.writes for his men  acknowledging sox from Mrs,' N.  Battersby, stating "if you' arid"  the other members of yoqrpplen-  did guild had heard xthe expressions bf our men or seen the looks  of pleasure on their faces-on getting warm dry sox after standing  for four days in the trenches, you  would all havefelt>ou had been  amply repaid for your labors."  Gunner J. Aitken of the i2th,  Battery, 3rd Brigade, after ex-  pressinghis thanks for a pair of  sox informs Mrs. Battersby that  that .their are some Nicola Valley  men in proximity, to him and he  would like to hear If any Merritt  men I Mrs, ".battersby knows are^  in his battery,  Great Send-off fo*j  Lieut. R. G. Croly  ,**^**M"********.h--^^  mi-wa^ afatioruiij  Regular meeting, 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.  L. 0. L, 1701  .. ���...  ��� ;  Merritt Lodge  HOUSE-FOR RENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  '   P. '��>.* Box 10.  MCLEAN &  , 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  'Sew Officers of   ^  ;K. P. Lodge  *' r-- * \���  < At a meeting of the Knights  of Pythias, Nicola Valley Lodge  No. 46 held Wednesday evening  J. Eevis was elected as C. G-  Elect in succession to J. Fairfoul  C. G. * At the first lodge meeting  in January the following other  officers-elect will be installed, V.  C, L. Clark;'Prelate'J. McGrath;  M. of W. J. Fairfoul; -K. of R.  and S. J. A. Simpson; M. of^F.  T_ E. Clarke; M. of E. Joe Hut-  ton; M and A Neil McMillan,  Inner,Guard W. Neilson; Outer  Guard J. Ross.  " The general popularity and  esteem in which. Lieut R. C.  Groly is held in Merritt was amply demonstrated yesterday  mtfrning when a Iargejcrowd rep-  resentive of all spheres of city  life was present at-the local  depot!to bid Godspeed to the  young Lieutenant who left for  ;Ottawa to take up his appointment in the signalling section of  the Canadian Engineers.   .  As accountant of the Merritt  Mercantile Company, and a lead  ing figure in most all the social  organizations'^ the City, Lieut  Croly is well and favorably  known. A young business man  of ihe strictest integrity and of  unusual allround ability he is extremely popular in business circles and while he has been obliged  by the dictates of duty'to leave  for more serious work in the  army his departure from Merritt  will be regretted.  Lieut. Croly, who served in the  Boer war, and has seen service  in India with a regiment of  Hussars, is an expert in signalling. He comes of a fighting  stock, his relatives for more than  fifty years having been members  of* the army or navy.  ��� Lieut, and Mrs. Croly and  family were accorded deafening  cheers las the train pulled out,  They -will 'travel together-as far  as Sudbury when Mrs. Croly and  children will proceed to Beayer-  ton, near Toronto, where they  will reside for the present, while  Lieut. Croly will go on to Ottawa  to join the Canadian Engineers,  at whose camp he expects -to  stay a short time before going  overseas. Last week end Lieut.  Croly went to Vancouver jto visit,  bis father and mother.  >, Trooper C. J. E. Scrim was a  passenger on the same train,  travelling to his home in Vancouver after spending a few days as  theguestof-Mr.vand.Mrs. A. E.  Howse, at Nicola.  ���~ ".V  THE VALUE OF A NAME  Old Prospector  " Passed_Away_  ' The next meeting of the West-  em Irrigation Congress will be  held at Kamloops, in November  1916.^ This year's convention,  held'at Calgary*was the greatest  in the history of the association.  Mrs. Marshall of Brookmere.  was a visitor here the first of the  week,  The Forward Adult Bible Clas.  of the Methodist Church meets  every Sunday afternoon at"2.30  The service is made brief, bright  and breezy. Mr..F. Thompson is  the leader and extends a heart.,  invitation to any adults to attend.  Next Sunday afternoon a paper,  subject: " l}oing my Httle.Bit."  LiscusBion by the class/  Jack Lucy, one of,the old brigade of prospectors in Rossland  and Boundry Camps is dead.. He  died at Greenwood last week) and  ���before crossing the line he remarked, "Boys' it's all off with  these diggings. I'm just going  prospecting on the silvery sands  of yonder fair, celestial shore."  Jack Lucy was in the Granite  Creek excitement of '85 - 86, and  many'old timers of the Nicola  who will remember his smiling  countenance .will sincerely regret  ihe passing of* their,.old friend.  Yale County Court,  Opens Wednesday  The winter sitting of the Yale  County Court will he held at the  Provincial Courthouse in this city  on. Wednesday next, December 8,  at 10 a.m.  His honor Judge Swanson will  preside over the court. J. S.  ���Morgan is deputy registrar.   ,  There will be a small docket.  An interesting - naturalization  'casef is expected when Albert  Ahhn- will' apply as a Servian  seeking naturalization as a Brit-  isltsubject. The case has previously occupied the attention of  legal-and official minds here.  S: A. Menzies is sueing W.  Schmock for $9.00 in connection  with goods ordered-and-refused  by buyer. Local lawyers are  expected to represent the parties  in the suit.  The first thimble was called  a thumb-bell, and salemak-  ers: still wear the bell on  their thumbs when piercing  the thick cloth with a needle.  The .first Semi-ready suit  was proclaimed a reform in  fitting. Many people call  the ready - made clothes  semi-ready," thouj>h the  methods of tailoring are as  different as chalk is from  cheese.  Semi-ready" applies to  the product of one particular  house���the largest makers  ofhigh-class tailored clothes  in Canada, and the name is  registered in the United  States and Great Britain.  Every year small manufac-  rers and unirtel'igent  merchants trv to play upon  the word made famous thru  the last quarter century.  ANDREW   EWART  CITY TAILOR  3  ���  *  $  X  t  ���  *  P.O.  BOX 91  i  ,*��5"H^"H":'*<��**-:��;��:*-j��:":":��j��!-:-*>w-  MERRITT.   B. C.  "^���������������>*��M"M��H~>-S��  i  TRY  IT!  CANADA'S  HOME FLOUR  CR.WN, IN CANADA  MILLED IN CANADA -  FOR EVERY HOME  0GILYl��S7,M <    , AsJi your Groc*rf��r  ROYAL  HOUSEHOLD  -$  Auto Party Arrives  At Cleveland, Ohio  -'One striking sentence in a  sermon preached by Archdeacon  H'.-T. Heathcote at Christ Church  Hope, on November 14, was "no  one really wants prohibition but  all serious people earnest!} wish  to see the ..expenditure for intoxicants' greatly reduced," states  the Hope Review.  > Steel has__been laid on the P.  G.E. to within eighteen miles of  Clinton Or 148 miles from Squa  mish. A service will be inaug,-  urated to Clinton as soqn as the,  line is completed.  Mr. ��nd Mrs. A. B. Kennedy  and Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilkinson,  the ocean to ocean autoists from  Merritt, arrived at Cleveland,  Ohio, about the 15th November,  and have decided to stay at this  place for a while.  The party,' so far, has had a  pleasant* journey. Very little  mechanical trouble was experienced. On several occasions the  heavily laden Winton Six had to  be dug out of the bad roads, and  although the party took three  months to travel from Merritt to  Clevedon, more than half of this  time was taken up in sight seeing  and stop-overs.  W. Fowler and Albert Quinville  both well know n here are residing  at Cleveland.  Get "More-Jiff onqy" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected In your section  SHIP TOUR FDR9 DIRFCr <o"SHUBERT"the largest  bouse In the World dealing exclusively In NORTH AMERICAN RAW FU_S  areliable���responsible���sale 1 ur House w ith nn unblemished reputation etistins for more than a third of acentu-v a Ions: successful record ofiendingr Fur Shippers prompt S \TlSFACTORY  AND PROriTABUE returns'* Write for 'Cljt i&ftuli-rt fijhlputr,"  the only reliable accurate market report and price list published  Writo for it-NOW���ii's FR TE  ���A R SHIIRERT Inr 25-27 wf_t Austin Avt.  /_. D. OnUDLI. t, inc. Dept c jj CHICAGO, USA.  NOTICE.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE  Mrs. W. Fairley will be the  'eader of the Epworth League  on Mohday, with the subject:  "Be Ready !"     ���  -���  Notice is hereby given that a sitting  of the County Court of Yale will be  held at MERRITT, on  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 1915  at 10.00 in the forenoon  By Order,  ' J. S. MORGAN.  Deputy Registrar of the County  Court of Yale hiliii a1- erritt.  \  Dated this 12th day of Nov. 1915. -  Wedding Bells  WELCH - STEPHENS  Corporation of the. City of  Merritt.  COURT OF REVISION  VOTERS' L1STT1916���  On Wednesday, December 1st,  at Kitsilano Methodist l'arsonage  Vancouver, the marriage took  place between Mr, J. Langford  T. Welch and Miss Rose Stephens  both of Nanaimo. The Rev. Mr.  Brown officiated. After a brief  weddinpr trip the couple will reside in Nanaimo. The biide is  known to-several people in Merritt and the "Nicola Valley, visiting Merritt a year ago^while her  sister ^Mary" E. Stephens was  teaching, school at Aspen GroVe.  Notice is hereby given that  pursuant to Sec. 15, sub-Sec. B of  the^Municipal Elections Act and  Amending Acts a Court of Revision will be held at the  City Hall, Menitr, B. C.  on Friday, the Tenth day of  December, 1915, at ten  o'clock* a.m.,  for^the purpose of correcting and  revising the List of Voters for the  year, 1916.  At the time and place above  mentioned the Court will hear  and determine upon any ,and all  applications made thereat to alter  the said list.  Dated the 17th day of Nov.  1915.  v   (Signed)-Harry Priest,  City Clerk.  Some, Merritt boys and girls  think that the activity of their,  mothers in knitting sox for, soldiers is quite permissable so long  as-they don't forget";to keep a ,  good big pair in resei ve for hang-(  mgr-on their bedpost at Christmas.      -     -    '  *:  -i.tA I 1  Pour  THE) NICOLA' VALLEY NEWS.  YOUR HORSES FEET  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well  shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY ���  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  s  I  Hospital Notes-  A new semi-private maternity  ward, of three beds, is being  established at Nipola Valley Hos  pital. It will be newly furnished  and will be replete with everything conducive to the comfort of  mothers and their babies.  .. - Friday, Dec. 3, 1915  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  -The "spring cleaning" in the  '������fall" which is being completed  under the supervision of Miss  Leitch, the matron, has produced  a spic and span appearance in  vaerv nook and corner of the institution.  King Albert's.  Fete Day Fund  $33.00 was collected from the citizens  of Merritt and Nicola on King Alberts  Fete Day (Nov. 15th,) and has been  sent to the Provincial Secretary to  augment the aid given to distressed  Belgians by'the people of the Province.  Only small subscriptions were .invited.  Still  Busy at*  Guild  Meeting  J. L. DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.   Near .City Hall  ��� *  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Nurse D. A. Quinville who has  been spending a vacation at  Quilchena. is enjoying the; remainder ox her recess at her  home at Mamette Lake.  Of $27.oO generously donated by certain citizens to Sergt Leitch during the  past few days $25.00 has been disbursed  for hotel board of a returned wounded  soldier. The balance of $2.00 was used  to defray, part expenses of a recruit  who -Was compelled, owing to unusual  circumstances, to stay over in Merritt.  ^  Miss Mary Dunnigan, left  Thursday on a visit to the coast  cities and will be absent about  ten days.  While there have been comparatively few new cases admit-. ��� ���  ted duri.-ig the last few weeks | last  the staff "have been busy taking  the opportunity of the temporary  quiet spell to renovate the furnishings of the hospital.  The Hon. W. E. Scot., Deputy  The Patriotice' Guild met in  regular session on Monday afternoon. Amongst other business,  the resignation of Mrs. W. Welfare, vicepresident, whotesigned  owing to ill health, was received  and accepted with regret.  Two new members, Misses  F. Bond and M. Fairley, joined  the Guild on Monday.  A considerable portion of the  time was devoted to knitting.1  The Guild will send still another  shipment of sox to the front.  The Newsy Pars  John'McLeod, of Aspen Grove  ^was in town this week.'  There is plenty of good skating  to be enjoyed at Nicola.  The snow plow crew spent Sunday in town.  Corporation of the City of  Merritt  Donald McRae and William  May- who were recruited last  week left on Saturday night for  Kamloop3 to be designated to an  overseas unit.    May, who, is a  . .-.-�������� j miner  recently arrived   in. the  Minister of Agriculture,   came cjty from the States and who  into Merritt on the K.V.R.- train (originally Jived at Wigan, . Eng.,.  **,  Recruited by Sergeant Leitch  Charles Victor Harper left town  on Thursday morning~ for Kamloops camp.  Several " drummers " were in  the city this week, and report  good orders from Merritt's up-.to-  date merchants."  --"Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  _ put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  _KJn^-_-_-W*_____________-__-i  Repair Work of AH Kinds  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .      r  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  i     _    cor. Yates and Douglas      ;.���>*���  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of-Merritt/*V  A high clan hotel with reasonable rate*  centrally located���ten minute* from C.  P.R   Wharf.    50c, 75c ,$1.00.   *-'  Remember the BRUNSWICK!  Write ahead for reservations.  Miss Tripp, a former and; very  J efficient matron of the institution,  is now on war service with Canadian troops at the Dardanelles.   \_  '.The driest place in the whole  of. America will beNewfoundland  after the beginning of the yean  The law provides that spirituous  liquors cannot be imported, manufactured or sold in that colony.  The ladies of Nicola recently  despatched to the front a number  of attractive parcels containing  Christmas gifts for Nicola soldiers at the front. The parcels'  contain articles that should prove  botti " remindful" and comforting to the boys of Nicola who, in  the words of a local patriot,  "have their backs to Belgium  and ttheir rifles turned towards  Berlin."      ^- *^ " '  night, - being  en route to  I Victoria after attending the irrigation congress in Calgary and  travelling through the southern  interior of B. C. for the first time.  John A.  Levi,  a recruit for  has seen considerable service  with ��� the colors and!belonged t<5  the Lancashire Fusiliers also:the  Marines;  The W. A; of the '^Anglican  church met on Wednesday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. W.  Heslop, 'Granite Avenue.  Christmas cards. $1.50...per dir-z  printed with your own name and  greetings, suitable, for home or  overseas, "at t^^EWS office;  G. P. Myren, the well known  stockman and farmer of Otter  overseas enlisted by Sergeant Valley, was transacting business  Leitch, left for Kamloops on yes- in the city the beginning of the  terday morning's train. week.  %  :..^.5.^.<..:.*^.<.^.^.4.^..:.^.j..>^..;..:.^..:..k��  t  GROCERIES  The^-Board of School Trustees  wilhmeet in regular .'session;-^  night7 in .the p  p.rp;:rx^'.-:f^  :;^us^\.%d^;iiENT^|;Fi^  roomedytiwb storey house on Coutlee Avenue.7 ���'.;'Ligh i-;fancl V "'.watery  AddressTBoxl^^  VOTERS' LIST, 1916  *r '  Notice is hereby given.that in  accordance with the amendments  to the Municipal Elections Act  when the assessed owner is the  ho'der of tLe last Agreement of  Sale  to, purchase  land   or   real  property such asse sed owner before having his name entered on  the Voters' list shall have filed  with the Clerk or Assessorof the  City  before the closing of the  Voters' list on November* 30th,.:  .1,91.5,   a' :statutory   declaration-  proving that he, she or it (in the  case of 'a Company.) is the holder/  of the last agreement'to purchase  said Iaiid,:or. is tlie last, assignee  thereof  by the terms of'which  such holder is liable to pay the  taxes iand .has paidXthc c'urrerit  ypar'a taxefAX  .1  \]  1  * l��  x \<  '������V  Dated the Seventeenth day of  November;;i9_5,-4;; ���   XXXy':X-.'":'  iJ-'X:-a 7Harr^;Priest,���; -r:V 7..���  ��������::..:'''*'''-. .Xy.ixx^ PiXCityiGlorkA/  ;J  To  the Members of; the  ���   Farmer*' Iastitote  Nicola  Flour, Royal Household 49-lb. sack 1.75  A general advance in Flour and Sugar all oyer  we still sell at the same. -  :Small arid inexpensive  z  I  *  t  *  :������$���*���:���  ������>-W**fr*#-J��H-*  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc*  Hot Pies every Saturday.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  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.  See the new" models at my store,Granite  Avenue.  ANNUAL  THE  Meeting  of the  Nicola Farmers*  Institute  Will be held in the CITY HALL,  MERRITT,  On Monday, December 13th, 1915,  To commence at the conclusion  of the Agricultural and Horticultural Association Meeting.  BUSINESS:- *-:  Secretary-Treas. Report  Election of Officers and Directors for 1916.  Robt. Podding,  Sec.-Treas.  The Junior Hockey team aroused by the opinions expressed on  the ice last week-end by the  "Cubs" wishes here to challenge  the " Cubs " to a .match in the  Rink at the earlifst available  date. It being understood that X  only " fully fledged " cubs play *  SEED FOR SALE  Distribution of Registered Seed to -Institute Members by ttie.Department  of-Agriculture ��� > -   " "*"  _ '  Registered Marquis or Red Fife Wheat  not more than four, bushels to      *  one member at per lb. .03  Banner Oats .'  not more than six bushels to one  member at _     per lb. .02 1-2  Sludgstrop Mangel Seed  not more than five pounds to one   >"  member at     , ,. per lb. .30  Alfalfa Seed  Northern  grown.     Not more  five pounds to one member at  per lb. .20  Registered Seed will be offered for  General  Seeding in larger quantities  than the above at  Wheat 3c. per pound,  Oats 2 l-2c. and  3cl per pound, Corn 6c per pound, Man  gels 30c.  per pound,   Alfalfa 30c. per  pound  All applications for seed must be delivered to the-undersigned-Secretary by  December 7th, 1916.  . Cath mutt accompany order  Robt. Dodding,  Secretary  Rolled Oats,  Corn Meal,  Brown or White Beans,  Milk,,    , .  Hams,  Salt Pork,  Butter,    _/^"*-    *"  "Merco "Tea"  Walnuts,' New stock  t        I    '       -  Almonds," * r-  -- "-    ~  -   .    ���*- - i>     .   ���   '       /  ' Icing Sugar, extra fine in Cartons.  Jelly Powders,    ' Assorted" **' 4'  -     _-<���  Golden Syrup,  Molasses,  Pork and Beans,  -Coarse Salt , *  8 lb. .45, 20-lb. .85  10-lbs. .50  -<\   ���   12 lb. .90  X MrAy.Jq|y GraKjmi,*J;di rector^of  th^Ihla^^oal;^^bl^Ct**J �� is?in  "the'cjty ;lhisfweeki;iarr|vm  Vancquy^r^n- Tu^da^^^ht;^;;  'tiMis^Kiab^Hpw^  an ^au|o*h bhi le; ^i^j:Nicoia7? tq  Mei-r'i ttyon^^^^nesd^  coyote-atoh^t^  _ideTr$ble'--di!-ta!nce.7^  :'<V  tall tins, 4,for'.45  per lb. .19  ���JA.\-.,.{''��Per lb. .20~  Our usuaf good valuef3-lB_."l. 15  ������ V -'- *- ��� - v~r*'i-~-'- '  " -o- *       'i * -'  Per lb'/.40r  ���       "   I     ���     -_ ^ '       '-*   T<*i'j    _';"*���  ..Special"price per lb.'.50  ,~ ';, ',   per lb. 55,  c I 2 Ibp.^jfor .25  7 pkts. for .'50^  2-lb. tin, each .18  2-lb. tins, i for .25  *       1 r  .,,:     per tin .10  per 100-ibs.-1.25 -  -a  . *  i  |=|��s^||^]ipn^  us^s|iprjBp^^;^t||!:^^  n-u^er|oi$u^  ���|n^s||vi||wig|^^  ���*lS^f/^^^l||Qii:llpqnS|^  .-viMlsliylSi}^^  BfrSna^'h^^fisW^I^^Sfin  MM^iM$&*0^  ^yCaric^ '���'*  th&]^se.-^?iMisting;bn::cert_jri^^  an!i^ef;yi-ynii^vqf. .Ganfpf-i'iUCl^and7^7^  ^forme^Ii-.7:cbyered?b^;Timb^;Lic^ceJ 7  iNo.'iSTOSl.^ijy'ye  llished ^7tHe^Brii^j^:(^lumW  tin; the -27 th 7bf 3Deceml^r; -1907,^ is^caiv-;;: i&.  eelled^JSThe;said lands^will7;be bpeiiied XyX  lb^entrjrby ;pr^iemptibin^t2*9);aVm^, ioni7*/-:  Albnday7tiie':6^  ���V V Wa-'^'fR nk y^e'.'t w��: in^��^_'-'._.--*'~^' ���' * <-X- XS': ���'.���  m  Ss��@^^^S^^^^P^S!%^^^S^JSftl  ����� ���--_ ._^__s_x. sf&j^v'-i&ir-1  :.  Bran, pe?lbo-lbs.$i.50rShorts,,.�� 1.60;   Oats,^ $1.75_  Wheat; $2.00; get bur price for half-ton and ton lots  ^/e!$i^  y l^S^iHy ^^s;55^rap|^ildt*en  a ^^6^reai|fgra^]^h^  Tw|0l|}i^  LukSCi |sqji;|qf ^rinbe|Mi^Born'  in^nnis|iljing|'!(^i^  fagh*:I-eland��^  i n|thje;early7 sixties-aM^rmed'ih-;  OnijaLr}o]tf^  cameiwesfcjandlp^  Moil orders  carefully Pilled and Shipped  with Promptness. ���  We only stock Standard Quality in all goods  THE   MERRITT  **  I  LADIES!      I  We have a nice.selection of  Children's, Apparel  also attractive and useful articles  suitable for Ladies such as  SILK BOUDOIR CAPS,  TEA APRONS,  HAND EMBROIDERED  CUSHION TOPS,  ETC., ETC.  all at reasonable prices.  ^..^.{.^.{.^..���^..;.{.{.^.{..;.{..;��>.>'.*..>-!'-X'  Mr. T. J. Smith, of Vancouver  has been in the City this week  on business. ���>���   .  Birth--- On Monday- to Mr. and  Mrs. Wm. Voght, a daughter  Monday's and Thursday's' are  Seriarnights at the.Rex..  Mine'Inspector R,   Strachan  left yesterday for Kamloops on  official business.  YCUR KING AND COUNTRY  ^b^y^fng^r^t^f7tliirDominion^ ^  tel^o&itb^^Sasltatch^anyjina^^  Iai*the J Y^icb_^^i*rkb^  ! ^err&ries^^VinS^pbrWbtf J pj_ XtiasAyXr,  Prqyinc^-pr BrWsriSCplumW^  leased-"fbr:a^  at;an iann^ni-Mftl"^"^l''a_Jacre. -Nqifc i5,j;  mOT_7th_nfi,^^cre_^iil^be^aB^  ^ri^i^^icimt:Xi'':yXXX:X-XXi^  'J.(-'!i'nj^Hcatlpn?f^  o^the^pnca^lffiperBon^p^  or :Sub^gen^fc:t^;;dlsirict ln|*whlc_i^ ���' ''"  lieTlghterapplied for are^situate^.#7*5Ji^���]  '.��. in /surveyed ^territory 7tlw,land>must7i;v:>':  [be d^ribed;tiy^ectlb^  :_i*/i_lpns5 bf ^ectlqhs;' andi^  ed^tprrUbryithe;trictap^^tb^Bballj-^'v L  .be staked-but by tieappll^  ' Each application must be a.cc6mpa_S*y>'vv'  | led by a';feeXpt ^5,; whlchowillibe^re7^ '   "***  ^^r*~^funded"lf|tirevrl^  _il  j Pri. J. Lester of the Overseas  A.M.C. is" on a few days furlough  visiting friends here.  Why Pay Big Dental Charges  '-'_^^r/f6j|B^^^_^rt3^on/  Sole Agent for the Famous  Dekanek 10 ��<���������� Sweaters  Aviation Caps and Scarfs  Made by the Selkirk Garment  , Co. of Vancouver. Y  > < V  See these before deciding on your �����  Xmas Present, at the ^      *\*  Rose Marche    f  There will service at the Anglican Church on Sunday next al  7 30 p.m. There will be no ser;  vice in the morning.  in the match.  u^*+*+*****************+  Birth���on Monday last, to Mr.  and Mrs. Bert Fraser, a son.  M. Brownrigg of Canford-,' is  oh a business trip to the coast. -  Dan Sutherlandrof Lytfon  visitinf. the-city today.  Vou will more than save your faro to  Vancouver by having-yourdentol work  done in our Vancouver offices Wo  have ppecial arrang-emtnts to tavo  your tim�� Not more than two days  are required to complete your work  Our charges are about one-lialf those  charged by other Dentists  Painless DentaT^Arlors  207: HASTINGS SJA  J  All  work guaranteed and   performed  without the slightest pain.  WANTED  Por Canada's ;OV<rsea's  Regiments,, Cayalry  :  ;  or J nf ah try     "   .  2      ' *  Recruits will be inspected and medically examined at    ,    "  The Nicola Valley  * News Office,*  MERRITT,  pn any evening between  7.30 and S.30 p.m.  -     C. TYNERr     -    -  o.c. ' D 'Squad. 31st B. C. Horse  available, jbu_;ntii;ot_^mi8e^^^  ,ty- shall rbeTpaid-:pn���'.^^tho ������ inerchantabiai;  output ofilie 'mineat therate: of flVe  I cents per ton. ^       -  , , *  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 *  Bhould_ be 'furnished at least once h _ "  year.       'j* ������ C  Tbe lease will Include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may hei  permitted to pufchase'whatever available surface1 rights may be considered! ~  necessary for tho "working of the mlnei  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For " full information application!  should be ma'de to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, onto atajr^Agent or Sub-Agent of Domlm-  ion liaTnds. '       ~-  W. W. CORY  Deputy Minister of the Tntenior-  N.B���-Unauthorized   publication   of  this  advertisement  will  not- be   patf    "  for.���58782.  GOD  SAVE  THE   KINO  Household Banking Accounts  'n The Bank of Toronto have>  been found by many to be a great  convenience. The*accounts may  be opened in the names* of husband or wife, and either may  deposit or withdraw money.  Interest is paid on these accounts  twice a year. *  -**":;���*''  A   -,  >v  .>���-���;������  "isff.fe*  m

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