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 Vol. 6, No. 8  I^^EJ^EJ2LJE^1^.J^^1^^    THE .'.NICOLff   VALLEY  Recruits ta be muete  Dead���Civic  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   JANUARY  erritt in  New Development,  on Copper Claims  E.   C.   Johnson   Interest   Start  Men and Teams Working  at Coutlee  icoia  -?-Xwo Aldermen  MERRITT AUTHORISED  TO BILLET HERE ALL  OVERSEAS RECRUITS  Captain Dr. Tutill today received word from Major Wolfendon.  senior major of the new Cariboo  Rangers overseas battalion that  from now on any recruits attested and duly accepted for service  This'week the E. C. Johnson  mining interests started develop- ^-uuuv*-! epieu ior service  _ wm. work on the Bendery and StT^lSnfi'^Stf  , Ovington copper claims near the     "*>������   -  west side of the Nicola River at  r  *  ���    - ��� wot    ���*���><��� f vi       Mi-  Coutlee, Wd within about three  miles of Merritt. ���  "From samples taken and as-  - sayed returns on ore from this  - property the indications of there  being lai;ge quantities of marketable -grade copper have always  _  been considered-bright.   In fact  the claims are looked upon by old  ". time mining inen and prospectors  x ss possessing very good indica-  " tions.* -'      "  \    Bob Henderson, Matt. Ovington*  ; and-some half dozen other miners  .. under The superintendence of Mr.  T/JV Corwin,  started jn on the  ;. work this. week, and yeaterday;  ' Dick flfordy,' who will freight the  * ore-to Coyle 'depot for shipment  ^ *to' Tacoma,- arrived from ,Tula-  -! meen with his outfit. ��The main  *- surface lead can, it is stated, be  - traced for six thousand feet.  The result of the expert devel-  * opment work is being looked for-  * ward'to locally with' keen inter-  Three men have already promised to enlist for training her*  and a drill sergeant will be sent  when more have enlisted.  While belated,-' the news will  be. received with satisfaction.  Ihe privilege obtained 'was the  direct result-of the consistent  and persistent advocacy of the  | local Conservative Association,  of .which Capt, Dr. Tutill is secretary, in co-operation with John  1 T..'Robinson of Kamloops.    *  Further particulars can be had  at the recruiting office.^  SMALL ATTENDANCE  ATWOSPITALIiSEET-  1KB SRIALL AGENDA  Early Pioneer  Wed Thursday  Passing of Jesus Garcia Removes  Familiar   Figifre   From  Valley  N  With Director Geo. Slater lying iir in I  an adjoining ward, vice-President F.S.  Gay present at the meeting reclining in  an invalid's chair, and  other  members   of the Board aVay from   the  city, the ^   Jusus  Garcia,   Cariboo   pioneer and  regular monthly session of the director-   trail blazer', one of the first white sett-  e of Nicola Valley  General   Hosnitnl  lers in the Nicola Valley and  a promi-  fe  &ife(BBt}  mk*xd  - * - ��� yci.  Ald.^Malcolm  McBeath.  has  W^&'&r?',r.^u"n  ���CBeath.   has  ^��^3ft^a Mayor of Vancouver  I1 ">* -ffiSS22t.of 1*ws governing  ! ^ ' 2l?n?r--t,f*ffic^and.~moraiity also  < ?he licensing otbahks. " -  . Mayor-elect A. JACKSON  ' Elected by ac<fimation to two offices]  ^^     as Mayor and School Trustee.   '  Owing to  the  Stockbreeders  being very busy caring for their  stock during^ the present very  cold weather and to the difficulties of transportation from outside ranches the adjourned annual-meeting of 'Nicola Stockbreeders' Association scheduled  for .Wednesday last at Nicola, did  [���not A.akd place, and* has   been  postponed until Wednesday, -January 26. '  Archibald Jackson  "      is Mayor-Elect  j ��� -.  Mayor rnd Council go in  . Acclamation���Two Ald-  ��� _���* ermen Shy   **���  ate:of ;Nicola Valley- Genera.l  Hospital  held on Monday evening was of an unusual character.   Those present were���  ���The President, .and  Directors  JM.   L.  Grimmett, P.-McLean, F. S.'Gay, Jas.  Patton and Secretary A. R, Carrington.  ThVeven tenor of the /financial  way  of the institution'showed signs' of becoming disturbed  when the  president  6bservh*g that bills had.been passed foi'  $48(5 for supplies in December and that  I the salary account was $280, together  'witfrthe fact that things were qniet at  the hospital and the " earnings " were  small, urged the greatest care  being  exercised in .'expenditures otherwise at  the endof the present month  the  fin-  ' Aichibald Jackson, pioneer merchant  an ex-Mayor and one of the oldest residents *of the Nicola Valley, was elected  by acclamation as Mayoi of Merritt on  Monday.   ,  Also elected by acclamation were,  for aldermatic'seats. Andrevv McGoran  Richaid Jackson, Harold Grieg, for  west sward, George F. Ransom, for  eastward. *  ,- r  Elected by acclamation for the school  tewdy* A^ Jackson, Phillip McLean.  '    The new" Mayor "and council will te  ~..h  Alderman ANDREW McGjDR^AN  Re-elected by acclamation rtoHl  Owing to the extreme cold  weather this week, andf^the'iow  temperature previiling*in port;  ions of the. city sehoob building  owing to a defect ip th�� furnace  children in charge of Miss Gregg first meeting of-the boarffto be'heidoif1  and  Principal   L.  E.  Morrfssey,   M<>n-% eveningSiext'at eight O-lock*'" '  3 '-CityCouncil.  ernft  1 respectively moved across to the  City Hall yesterday morning';  .        j  -^ -        ���  s  I Mjsri^tt Mercantile Company I  ���3>"~<.5i ���-W .i*.-____.       _��..... - =       ���!���  T  T  T  T  i  t  T  X  T  f  T  ���;���  f  T  t'  T  t *-  T '  f  ���f  | MERCO ��*��* Co^bined^^o^PRICES  BOY  Are  Inducements  for  Buying your  entire.' Requirements"  from the QUALITY   HOUSE  A  few lines  which  SKATES  Underwear and Shirts  pay day  we  wish   to. clear  helW   ��nr^Mn^      for  sale on  Pay-Day  at  to. clear  before  stock-taking:  v -   greatjy   Reduced   Prices  SEE   OTJR   WINDOW  Mens or Boya model D,           C,  6 00  5 00  Arctic '1 76  Yukon 1 25  3 00  2.25  1 75  Ladies Auto  " Cycle  "^   Pleasure  ,  _   SPKCIAL  Acme Skates, to clear .50  SPECIALS  Always keen, these glass-  hard blades with toughened  core. So light, thoy never tire.  ��o*.lron| w�� guarantee them  not to break.       Dances'Lighter  "���Tpits Stronger  HOCKEY  Perfection, ���  Mic-Mac, reg.   75, special   *  0    price to clear   ^ 50  Hockey Pucks,    , .   each   35  Skate Staps, per pr.   15 & .25  T  f  t  _&  X  STICKS     X  t  T  I  f  ��� 1915 Cou cil, but who did not wish  to  J^ stand again.owing to the exigencies of  �� his work at the "mine _ preventing him  t attendmg,;regHlarly, the regjilar meet-  f fn^s'of the board, will be invited to be-  ���> come a co-operative alderman. *>He-is  ��������� | able to attendjcommitteeli and transact  When" the new aldernhen assemble at Lv-^^^^^^^^^^!.^-*^^  the Council-table 'it Skill be* observedk~. 'Tkustee^PHILLIP McLEAN^  that^there will be two 'empty chairs' to Re-elected   by"acclamal  '     '    '  be filled.- " ,  -   -    (    ^.-   ^./[-   "      ���^.-"School Board  Two moie/represtntatives "ares re.' "'  qufred for east ward.- - -",.*���  It is expected fthat Ex-Alderman  Alexander Ewart who very ably filled  the important position of chairman of  the water arid light comrrittee on  the  each  75  Special 10 per cent Dis-    ��.  count  off all Skates in  our present stock  '  SPECIALS  T  T  T  T  T  ?  T  T  T  f  t  t  T  T  Canned Peas,  Canned Corn,  " Canned -Beans,  Canned Tomatoes  Milk, any brand, ..  Coffee, Braid's,  i Coffee, Whole roast.  Tea, Merco,  Tea, Pride of Merritt,  Lux,^  Sunlight koap,  Molasses,       " ,       ,  .MERCO  PAY DAY CASH ITEMS  T  f  T  f  'M  2 tfns for  2 tins for  2 tins'foi  ' ''pei ��tin  2 tins for  25  25  25/  15  25'"  5 lb tins 2 00  pei lb .35  per lb 40  per lb  .50 _  Pei pkg .10 '  5 bais  25  2 tins foi   25  Apples, (Special)  Apples,  Potatoes,   . '  Ouions,       __-      - ^  Butter, Shamiock,  Lard, Pure,  Bacon, Smok/ad, small pieces  Salt Pork,  Bacon, Local rolled, sliced  Kippers,  Olives,  bulk,  5 lb. for 25  pei box 1 75  per sack 1 .'0  8 1b.  25  per lb.  5 tb. pail  per lb  ^   per lb.  per ,b  2 lb.  per lb  ^-^ ^^^ 0        ' per iu     dU  . _     ECONOMIZE     merco Y,  t  t  -T  f  t  T  T  i  the' business necessary to 'the proper  fulfillment of his position. *    ^    ���  i So far as can  be gleaned' it is not  I known wh,o will be the other tepresent-  ' stiv3 to be-asked to sit on  the board  for East Ward.    The names <ff Robert  Taylor, H. Treaflwin, W Aitken and  W.", Cranna have been mentioned.  . As regards the School Board, it ap-  pears to be > admitted, that in_H._S.  Cleasby," Mayor-elect Jackson  and P.  McLean as trustees, is an  able  aggregation well fitted to vtake care of the  administration of the school affairs dur-  ing the present difficult tihies. The first  regular meeting of this board-, will be  held'on Friday, February 4th.  ."-      THE   NOMINATIONS    '  For Mayor ^  Jackson. Archibald. Merchant. Pro  poser Isaac .Eastwood, seconder C  M. Gemmill.  For Aldermen���West Ward  (Three Seats)  McGorJn, Andrew.   Lumber Merchant.  Proposer  Joseph  Walters,  secondei  Ed. C. Bell.   ~  Jackson, Richard. -Timbeiman.    Proposer Joseph Walters, seconder Isaac  Eastwood.  Greig, "Harold.    Merchant.    Proposer  -John   Dennison,   seconder Christina  Hoggan.  , ' East Ward "(Three Seats)  Ransom,, George F.  Accountant.   Proposer Joseph Walters, seconderG. M.  Gemmill.   ,  For School Trustees. (Two-'Seats)  McLean, Philip, Contiactor. Pioposei  Walter R. Langstaff, seconder C A.,  Bigney.  Jackson, Archibald "Merchant. Proposer M. L. Grimmett, secondei Isaac  Eastwood. s  anclng of the institution on an even  basis would be up for serious consideration.*.  Before passing them, tiadesmen's  accounts were closely examined and  comparisons were made with past  periods.  A Christmas donation of ?10.00 .from  M-r'sI.F. B." Ward, Douglas Lake, was  accepfed_with .thanks.  -A letter trom David Crawford, resigning his seat on the Board was re-  cened with regret, 'while later vice-  president F S Gay personally tender  ed his resignation. These are referred  to elsewhere. -,  Alaric & Heyes, logging contractors,  who asked that arrangements be made  for"the treatment of their employees oh .  the usual contiact basis, the campbeingj  willing to contribute fiom January 1st,  rt was decided byj esolution that*the���re-  guest be complied with, the arrangements to date from January 1st last.  The monthly report of Supt. Miss J,.  Leitch was accepted and oidered filed  It was reported that Miss Bond, of  Nicola, has be.g_utaken on -the staff as  probationer.  It was decided to write to the Russian Consul in Vancouvei respecting one  Chas Amber who has been a patient of  the institution foi three years but is  now��welI enough to be ptaced under the  care of other guardians  It was decided that the house committer ai range to have a reducei valve  installed on the city water engine in  the basement of the institution. At  the present state of the weathei ovei  half a ton of coal per day is being used  in the'furnace.  mm  Alfred" Grundy, ���- ex-Chief oi  Police.of Memtt who has been  appointed as'provisional lieuten  ant has in the meantime joined  the 102nd (Northern B. C.) regi  ment as private and iV stationed  at Comox.  Acting Chiel of Police J. T  Willgoose-can now be obtainec  by pl;one at the City Police offic-  any hour of the night, which th-  citizens would do well to remember in cases of tore or other mat  A small chimney fire occured  in iSliss Thompson's room at thel w<-1 ,"y*-��w'co <jj- ��ie i��r orner mat-  City school this morning but little ters requiring immediate" atten-  j damage was done. - tion ty city officials. -     -  nent.link with the old days of the trails  and pack trains, is dead  Aged over 80, Jesus Garcia's"passing  marks the'removal of one who bore  hardships and surmounted difficulties  that read like fiction evena to thosfe  countel among (he ordinary old timers  and to whom the term is colloquially  applied. ���-  It was about the year '58. when old  Mi. Garcia, as he was familiarly called, *  and.who was of Mexican birth, arrived /  in B. G. Coming overland from California 'on long and^ dangerous trails  when, pack-trains were the^means of  transportation by ^oad and canoes by  water  At that time Vancouver was not everi  thought of,   railroads  were unknown,  settlement was sparse,   white_ settlers  few, Indians living under crude conditions, all experiencing hardships of in-  1 tensity known only (o pioneers. Following the occupation of packing, many a  long journey did he take with the pack  trains,from old Foit Yale to Fort'Fra-  ser,   Soda Creek  and   Barkecville.   A"  dream to those who heard the late Mr.  Garcia tell of his life in the days of the   **  Cariboo mining excitement his experi- m  ences vvere stern'realities to him. Born  in the saddle he starttd packing^when ��� v  but thu teen years old. ^ ~    , .  When   the   season's   packmg    was  through Mr.   Garcia with others UBed  to bring their mules to the Nicola" Valley where as he used to- tell   "the  rye   J "  grass,grew,jasjjjgh as.thejr backs." ~ '    ,���  i*;lt Would be.aboutSra-73 when Jesus>, V  Garcia'first'se'ttied in. the Valley to Igos?Z*~  in for sfockfaising.'   His first ���ranch^'v-*  the J land be bought from old Geordie Moore s^ y*  I for a,few hundred dollars, and-his " first "'^ ,s  house was a short distance^east "of  where  the   Merritt   City ���> powerhouse"  now stands., By hacd work and infur-  therance of a natural ambition his stock  gradually began to assume large numbers.  "At the time of his  death his} ranch  properties must have, totalled in the  neighborhood  of five thousand acres.  On his home ranch uuthis district was  1,500 acres; extending over Hami ton  Hill was another 1,500, while at Courtney Lake and bdyond he owned probably another 1,500 acres.   With the coming of the railroads and the white sett-  Jers through the passing years and the  inevitable development, Mr. Garcia increasingly prospered until  he had the  satisfaction of knowing that the extensive ranch lands on which had fed many{  thousands of head of cattle had reward-  ed'him'for his hard years of labor' and  hardships by increasing in value~many ���  fold.  *- Of "a kindly disposition and very hospitable, he was, in the words of an old-  time friend " one of the best citizens  in; the,Valley, who had scarcely a fault  and n(i enemies. A.better'neighbor one  could.notrwish'to find."  The ; late Mr.iGarcia only a few days  before his death, drove in the saddle a  bunch, of beef cattle to Coutlee Station.  Last-week .he was about Merritt apparently in his usual good health until he  complained of his old trouble rheumatics.  This became worse until Monday when  he was removed by Dr. Lamont to the  tospital. Despite every attention by  the medical and nursing staff he passed*  away at about 12 30 a.m. on Thursday j  morning,"death resulting from heart  trouble. - __ ,  The Rev  Father Wagner,   who was  called from Kamloops on  Mi. Garcia's (  conditio^ becoming critical, arrived after  a ten "hour-sleigh and auto trip, in time -  to  comfort the old gentleman by his .  ministrations. .  Deceased leaves a widow, who  came  Spuzzum.two sons John and Tiank.and  thiee daughters, Mrs. Benard of Cold-v ���>  water Valley, Mrs. Del King of Kings- ^  \ ille, and Mrs  Burns of Kamloops.  The  funeral  takes, place tomorrow, *  Saturday,   at the  Catholic Cemetery,,  Coldwater Valley.   The funeral service'  will be held at the Catholic Church here  at'lO a m.  A  fesir'*-  5MW-.1  mM  s.  ttpii  mm  Wi  A  Hbwarth was in town from  Iron Mountain today on business. &&w, .u*A i,4, im  JBOgi VX&Ll SAXJJ_J.M93&  TWQ  THE  NS COLA  VALLEY' NEWS  Published Every Friday  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B.'Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION    -  Subscriptions, payable ln advance,- ?2 00 per year In Canada.  Britain. United Sta'es ard Foreign Countries, ?2 50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer ' L,'Merritt, B. C.  OLD AND NEW  Eloquent Tribute to  Late Lieut. Coffee  ~r��� <���     ��� *������  Former Teacher of Young Australian Officer writes Vejry,  Touching Article   ' x ->  A graceful tribute is paid to the late  Lieut Frank Coffee-of the Australian  Expeditionary force, one time editor of  the "Nicpla Valley News," who was  killed in action a few weeks ago in the  severe fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The tribute is from the pen of a professor of the State University of Kentucky, whence Lieut Coffee graduated  some years ago. The late Lieut Coffee  was well known throughout British  Columbia. We print the tribute in full.  It appeared in the Vancouver World,  reprinted-from the Lexington Herald :  "When the shadow of war, like a  heavy.mist, creptover more' than half  of the civilized globe, it caught Frank  Coffee, one of the most attractive lads  who ever matriculated at the State  University of Kentucky. Looking over  the register of the Department of English I-find thajiin September,  1SJ02,  he  :-?:*>:M  While ex-Mayor Joseph Walters' occup&ncy of the ofiice of mayor  of Merritt for 1915. was not responsible for any outstanding achievements for the benefit .of the citizens nor for the promob.on_.or comgletion  of any works by which his mayoralty will be remembered with particular satisfaction yet even his keenest critics admit that he conscientously'  spared neither iime nor energy in carrying through a policy which he  with his councillors at the table felt was in the best interests of the city.  Sitting at the head of the Council table as mayor and being a candidate  ������'.,     for higher political honors it is not unnatural, undesirable though it undoubtedly is, that he should have had an eye turned to the political ef-  ��� \'~  fects of his municipal efforts.  * His occupancy of the dual positions ob-  ��� viously curbed any initiative powers he might possess 'and  oftentimes  ��� -.-, jj ,7was responsible for inhesitancy.of action, when a prompt and aggressiveI entered the department as a freshman,  stand was essential. "'With conditions as they are financially, and have his average for, the year being 13 out of  beenjor the past yeair,: little progressive work could be expected in the  ax,way of.public improvements, that great bone of contention. ,Still we  Ay.seeno .special. T^swv'why Mr. Wallers shouldjake special .satisfaction  i^:,tx and pleasure in itKaiact that the unanimity of the Board was disturbed  '.-y ^ut once by a negative vote.     As competition.helps^trerck so.,does ag-  i gressiori, stir_and controversy generally conduce-to healthy progress.  ";,���:.. Nor .do wetake much account of the boast that Mayor Walters council  x-i \left office ^hout owing a cent to the bank when under the (special  . 'X    jdrcuinstarices7e_asting'the It is not unusual  ,��� v/.to.;"coyer ">with the bank and still leave undischarged other liabilities  ^.^coptf^ ���v j  ^^;7 Ex-Mayor W  ���'r ;d^essdrs,raiidf although we arerj6litically<dp  ������r-'ix. ���"���'.-' :'V"''"V --'������.'    '"'"'.i-^-' .V*"'~.,'v '���"-*' ���'.".   * ���' - ty/..*-'"? -.'' ��� ^Jv~"V-'iiJ-'ii.i-v-j?^.t'r' ^')i-i..:.:''a . t"'\' -/.-''������' ������''''-������'      ���"' -C--"* ���ti*--'. -il  .(. '���������;'  r t___f_a : _rri*Ta'   kim ��� wi'rW'nh '"Xn*.A^>lif- ' .i>A.4kin !__��� ' ��*��r'-"__J_i*__^'��� t>'��v.  Uiha '.���'������-'     I.'A', ��� ��� :���..���;���; K' _ ���.?.?'���* .���--^- ;   ���: '���'��� _   .'��� ���������'i: -.*-  Coroners Jury  Gave Verdict  &$~$M��&y  rS.r;-;..:. .'���.  ���w��$ye;him:^  *:.::������ a, 'Ih; Mayor-Elect A. Jacksbii;7 Mbf rittaia^al.civic^KeidsWno nasjf nai  1; ^^^?I��stmum  ���v.. ���;^.;*;."-.'-;.   "-���...v,i..'i-''''". '.'.''.-s[* " ''���'������ a- -':'*-'." *���-"���" v.;,-����; >t_-J-.'.-*"*v;~*.-; :.-Xi,$'\:>'l*-''U3 $^.~.-. .*;/.-*a-4v.i;^''^iv-^- <,. ���  ^;! ^yjth  ^e'sfe77 spot. ^  XXXy:xX;;. ���|;��psted^^  ;:7;'; ^attention ^bf the; cm  ���   .. -V-.-   ; ���_ .-������������A.'     ���"!��'' -1. ' ���__ _!_.. ��� mil  ' -'JL"_ __ .-_-: ''I 111 ______.'"-*#*_:._.___.*_ *1 :��.li-"ll" ��� '.i^L. '������-___��.--_''. *_'__I ____.y____._________.J"'-C,'_ ' J _.*f ^JLtl t_L, ._.~iL-  a possible 15 units. This clearly indicates that Frank was -more- intelligent  than nwst of h��Cclassvmates,.-and his  achievements after he left Kentucky  bore]out the promise of his'youth. '  '_ His father encouraged his eldest son  to teke a trip around the/world. vfvAf ter  a home stay in the beautiful seaport of  Sydney, the young Australian went to  Vancouver. British Columhia, as a jour,-'  nalist.   Soon lie became "secretary of  the Royal British Agricultural Commis-  ,sion._    At "the outbreak of the war  Franlf was in newspaper work at Melbourne, i He enlisted as a lieutenant in  the "24th Battalion, A. E. F,.     V  ���iv^ranfc&^e^  riflei.onSb$e7fiB^  the'sitiiof^  liyA'XX  ^^���'ii^erYftfanb'  3|:||^^^y^r.'he  "a:W ;; ^jtfepiiblic adyari  His services are still ne  --/���'���'y~^y"��AA'y0^.XA+  AXUXi  ............ ..^.,......v..: ,. ,.  .,-..-. ...    ..        '-*X:xA:*:...... _,  iiiiiAXxiWe^  ii&iMf^  *���}  '���|_^eiAv^kslB^^o)^^emB^^  h^roic'yoMg^t^raiilfi^^  ia^nidleique^^ir^^  This$li^p!a.Mrelati^^  No Blame Attached to any one  [in Fatality at Coldwater  Vallejr,,  That deceased-" met'his 'death  by being crushed between- two  logs while at work at Alaric and  Heyes logging camp, Coldwater  Valley, on December29, andthat  in the opinion of the jury the  accident was unforseen, was in  effect the finding of Coroner.Dr.  Tutill and the-jury which inquired into the circumstances surr  rounding the death of the late  Robert-White, teamster, aged 37.  The inquest was concluded on  Friday last at th^ scene of .the  accident at thev logging camp.  Witnesses explained/Verbally and  by practical demonstration? how  the unloading of logs was being  proceeded with when - deceased  who was standing . alongide of  hisjeam was struckjby a falling  log and jamned between this  and j^Iog behind him. ^ Evidence  wasaleogiven to show that before the eq uipment holding* the  logs was released customary  warning signals were given, 'and^  that th,ere was.no negligence,. by  the-wbrkmen\ " X ��.  -Comprising the jury were," H.  W..Sutcliffe.. (foreman), D. L..  Munro. R. 'S. Jerrison,, N. J.  Barwick, A. MeMaster, J. Capps.  Tie Coldwater Hotel  r  '   "It's.Jill Comfort."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men. >        ^  Merritt is the gateway'to the rich Copper Gold"properties of Aspen  ^ Grove, Mamettf? Lake and Highland .Valleyl _       '  i ^ ^Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class hotel  of Merritt. __2 '   "  Hot and Cold Wateri fiooms  with Baths. Five large Sarrple Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are doily from our Ranch  ���MURDOCH  JMclNTYRE  Proprietor  A. R; CARRINGTON,!  _ -t i '-V ^L"        1    '      --*   -   ^ "~" **"*      "        '  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Life & Accident  Liverpool an'd.London  ���and Globe  -  ^Phoenix* of London, Eng.  "   'British* America of  >.' -" s^ ^Toronto.- -  B.C.  Life,  Globe Indemnity of  .  vCanada  .-AT DAN MUNRO'S (OFFICE  Presentations  SX7  wm  for ^whom^Kex^f all    ,..���-..,  &e"Brit^  -���-,��;��� ���.:-���_���,*.���-���.>--->-^t>-ii->."7.,,',-ei-'v-.-^-.���'-��',"-*I-:-"i-'."v*?!.*���.'.'-j-.-ii:-'* .  ^.-2x.l J ���_*_s.i.-_eri_',_.___'T_���V. ____.<]. ; flliinnli-ir'.' Kiir  X&*  ��� f'&i-l*'-'  1 2.tyy.%.y  xAiXXAXy -"havilng-'.been given to'ithe7cohtractdr  |^.;|::��||.||T^i|^  ��PS^^ft^vGany  ;p^1&Iil**5^  i::XXii$X&< ::Sufely',tke7-Departm'ent--m^  X^A&iAW^&^^  *��-i.-*r*> ti". ��:?>  ��'7&if' 7l'~We.w6ul^  I 'it-X$ ySii^&^^i ^?Re^ -Qf"?Ye> from- ;.Merritt.7. j;l]|ysif'jo^  ":rS|Fiflwithourdif_rcult^  %Xi':%XX$ht carrier service ftorn Canyon\.Ho^e".fo^A^eniiiG^  '���X-'-X^XXXw:-.decideid\to;.establish the Canyoin jHouje^p^^office,^  '- ;   ��� Xr ^sufficient fo .serve the residents ih:.tna&;i#d:ii_ip^  -. There are probably qrie hundred'people;fo  '���;;;7^��������� ���'��� no;.such.service is 'provided...;'C.yX;- ,xxyyJ ��� ?X.X-i��� ';X:X;J'H  "X~.i\  Guild Members  1 -xXxruIn the absentbf EresidehtMlrii  ;''-: >wr;Ij^.^ksb^  : ���   -e. Vice-I'resident;7i pr^i|^^t.;;;j.he  7^-i-^i: ^ekl y.Tri^^  .iix-XxXr-Cuild ?heid;^>A^day^^erabpn  -:7;3^��in ,;the;Coupci^  :7"^5^:^Jhe|r^sKi^ent;^  ;vS'|St>;'tGan|idiari soldiersvrai; :.the7^iront^  ���|^|iS^ri<37to1;'ship  iii g;?|:^^,7memters .���and:7^d.rr^|ri.en.ids'  "M��� W-^ate'.Jasked to send;in iari y sox:tli^y  ;^KrV/;#;:haye-.ready,': by.that7day.:\7^3!7.;|;:;.j  S'^f ;0y^^At.:the!'��� big-'skating/Ca^niysi'^to  :Hf^*^0|bi^:held in the^Rink herebjn'^ed-  S��^?onesday;next7 tlie ladies -of\ 'the  ���^|i^j(Juii47'7wiH-:''hky^  'XxXixXiv/stantl full of food things* hot and  i^:^ ^appetising.   The: proceeds' frgva  ^^^tiie;'^eV;will. go to thkt "most  W^^^-^orth^y-ihstiiutJoh-'' The Prison-  ^AyX'iXX-'xXX-Xx.A::X;X\:~~A:. X x -:^x A,-4  WS^^c^n^I'ipf^7��^-: 0a^  l^ay vthevzerb vTOa^i-cot^ihjie  ^he-lp\yerrtthe^ m^rcury^^Qrops  higher wiil be the financial result  of the effort and the_greater ijthe  benefits' ^for ... those - imprisoned  Caniadiaii^dldibira in?Germahy^ ;  -���J^rr'X^X-X  Hospital Report  .-#  i&m  $f��?$.t?��.  ~'-T&0r\-&yy?X*X  A^0vcmg-0je[ imcmtfrQiR^mber  3 2 patients .wjerdadmitted to jhe  ^icola77Valjey ^enerir^pi^itaj^  according to the.report of Siiper-  i^endent^Mi^i^it^^^  ;n'imher^-^  male, ;8:patierits were psbliargeci. ���,  There were ho ���birinssand^  OtJhi.ted.Stat^s.i^  ^ttte!feijv(��^Hfc^^ej^a^ forts;  by^e.;te^|e^ri3^11^  "deeds^inQredibieii^  5^alUfedfl^��eiroi^^-7p^  |^3^.^(^p|^ke^bif^|!^^     |s:  now resting where :.^the ^windirig^^iJirK-.  >Lfie'o^aie'^j^e'^e_5a^  ;Episi^r|^pfj?S^^  .'STOiiffitemRt^tolhiplf'fa^  jWljotloyiedj^^^  H^^^^;*Ufe^a^gS^ji^'|Hn^  gpatjad^ehturetcfe  wnf.lVememBferJJt^fbugtesu'M  ram^th^ugl^Medyti^g^^  'ttiat7:Frank-Gdffee^'fiis  ;t^k^.i3^har6;in;tte"^  jffi^fo^&e^^aling^j^l^n^  'S^j^ire^arelith^e^va^  trr-r*Jf��  -y.f.'^?.r:  Me^irecl^^te^  "appJ5int*eert_fpTftNIieQ^  hot^yet been^filled while the'6\ir-.  oi��fn��i-nftw hara-to ap point '/tWO.  ect6M_-nowj  ;fi;eyf!?iai peic^or^i|i ir^ pi ace;, jbf:7 7F>j:riS_g  fe^i^^A^^ay^hfc  p^idwitiof itHe3board;jSn 4���t; -1-'  he has served as *a rhiner/s TepV  ���^il^^||^|||t^^!fc^||e|l��w^  ^cniiti^ilBe^bS^lTu^  Company^jtiJiinadiaTK^Engineers?  for-^Galgaryemobiliza^  Jl^iE^aliif^aypfier^  of interesting pre'sentatiqns; h'eid;  under ���, the auspices 'of the True  fBlues-jbh^Enday 'eyeing;? %����&S|  ���}, % At^^^Lpt^de^ndMp.^^  38ticta^i^^i^^5TKS|Bfi^s^a^  .Qi;an^emen,^prsm^  '^^��^^fi&0^l'^f^Mtf^:  th'e?-True/l';Blues,j7presehted-'-'the;  .t^^ibldie^Si^itliSa^ea  j^^,;iRWril^i^it]fe^ble^^  I he Association-tokens of remem-;  :0^n^5Q^^r|as|^siioMf^i^  ___iiprt'rtrt'-^--*��f.iaH*__iiQTji--P^  Lieii&IMcDbni^  ;nehngj;Gompany^referred!it6��the|  -h1gh;^rcentagesofemarned5)Mni  'the^|it^^|(|iHfp|i  ^or|wh^Ku^f^icl^^^^m  :|^^;t]b^^land(:|ru^^  l^s^ttii^meg^  left-a'good position jitthe^Coal-"  *.-��',-.1 v*"3!^.":. ���"������ ���'-*;;,.��� ,'!_-**'������'*/ ���|>;*_i%i"j->i-V".vi"(V"v_*^7*"\***ri1^);*'"  hill ^ihei^iferye^isiflS^^iii^  ^ay^a;toeJ:acco^^f>Misgmilig  has. joined; the No;2, Tunneling  Go, Canadian Engineers and will  leavei shortly for'^Calgary^  v7Mr   ^jGxawfi^rdi'-wholoiil^  jpinedijthe4^^^a|;'_^    weeks;  ^ag% has^left^he^Cityfi- ^  ;^^rt^>'^^ii^(:^;di^^tOTf|;  ^d^-|M(��^a  ;S^^y^��||bUajjy^Sd^^  Crawford: in:.writing;78ubmitted  the|.r-si^griations;^^  :r^rei|^re;v i^M^^I&E^ii^Ia^  ���menjKon|5^^n^e|b|^  able:seryice:of;M-;7Gay'9ind Hopes;  iv?6r|||xp^se^^a^fe^  ^ift^*^^iy|i$jfo  ���when *.���a^ seat- :Miouidi?^aihSKbe  |^^|OT^m^nf^b^d^|*|il  |^A:i;;si^lpie^m?f^j|^  ;ppinted; tp|?oj^in|^  ifhe retiring'���:^^^L^$i':~'l-^--'''':''<t;r:'    .no ^    deaths dunng:;the5mbnife  total;: riumber-of'hospital \days]ahd.c  was 195 and the average'patients  perday,6.29.  ter by attending;ihe*Ice 'Carhiyjjl  at the: rink;^-Wednesday.^ "Xr-yy  ^^a^p^iehces^bKlUding^  wishing that more urien.cunabe'red  single, men would accompany the'.  fn^iSed-mi^^  fdr^GSli^y&kWc t^d^p^ ^ &^��" ��'S>  4^or:9hii^t>taSt^EMiWarren?  ^jtMprgM'lwere^aj^^  :'Wtt6;.^pk^^^he^.%6^r^  ?tli|Ji(^mhg^M;i^^h^  ^hwnj^th^njp^  '"^^^t^l^$^t^^^i^fi^^.  "ects to  w^l^jmiiB'i^^m&MM  JR^^II^^^j'win^b^E^  'several months.agb- and:-'-fongYii  vspm^tir^jf^engage^  .a:;;S^tli||^^^dshir^regi^^  jtmSEu^Dpl^nib^t!^^^  ^i^s^|bsiljy?^ish^ei^d^  Jwdf^l^a^utafed  ^iij^^jlj^terflrecei^  ?Mr.fJoM^Wilsph'Jlie ^staites^^tKat;  i^^rtificiaI;Hmb^e^npvpus^  :^p^er_5ill^:heii)fu^  "npy^se^  de|tne.si JffHe^pxpieete  ;tp7Cah��u3a.spbn;ahi^ill7be. seen  againvin :tKe\N^cpja /VaUey^^vr^-^v  I ��-*l-*t)i!?K����ift*Sf"^  Mi  .X%:r-lr?��  ^^f^lsMv^J0e^^MfrA^B^��^M:'M  -U "/MW,**^-niVCi"S��*i'-''.r;-";  WPGJ4%LEITCH> ^^efit^ and  lit "i:  Built for Wear, 5tyle^^6_ofOTt  ���^-^-^r^^^\^^^.  (["C^^vV,-  *,��Tftirj.  Stipp[i^s,^h*C��ectricar fillings  i  ^1  -:*;$s-f^5^��^Jfi.V'��-.  .   _.    ,  .   '^^i^^^^^^xyf^P.  7I|M i|fio^ls��|i| j^^esl|1> K ce^f  ...Hpjs, ..���.  A^:  MWEffi&Mii$  ���im&y  -Sf-A..  - Quilchena Ave., opp.Coldwater Hold ���*'���'   J ' _/.'l��K >��� /   f".ti'i_K���.-;.-  JBHB HICCM. VALLEY NEW?.  * ��� ����� ��.   _. ��      _ * ���     ���  I ^A/_^ T^1^i��-^"_^_����^_-6 _^*b^ ;    *  Wo r kingmen  IF you caji save each week even a small amount you '  are invited tq open a Savings Account .with The  Bank of Toronto.     Small depositors are as well-cared '  for as large ones. * A dollar will start a Savings Account '  and interest is added to Savings Balances half-yearly. 1  Friday, Jan.-14.-19M  bpecjal Preacher  - At St.  Michaels  TOTAL, ASSETS  PAip^ UP'CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS    ��.  S61.000.000 -J  (5,000,000 j  $6,402,810  lH_e  BANK okTORONTO  MERRITT BRANCH  ��� ���  A. N. B.  ROGERS,'Manager  N  L '-       -v       -   *       . * -       ��� 1 *  |*-H~W*H**!^*fr****>*'J,*5*,I,*>*'5'*!,*>H-'-H- -^^^���������������*-H-*'H~:****-H***M'*H *  -  13.  i  f  ?  fi.   .������-,.,��_.,  tiSixMi  ' xm  'Photographs  of the Best  fifllf  No Timejike the presegt  j>^nayi^f^u^  ^l& ���s^-iS-*-^--^  i;'i=" ^t^Tn^um^itJD^ei^^M  ���^-*ee sMples at the C^  iiAfiAii  :^p^'iMi6b^l;^.l^^^eriHtt?r��  .f ������������*���-^*-g3^ri;;^p^^&.i^*S.iiisfi:  M. L. GfllMMETT, L.L.B.  ,     '-    BARRISTER, ISoLIClTOR      '  NOTARY  PUMJC,   ETC      <  Solicitor for ifie Bank of Montreal  <���- ���      - ��� -*.   .  MERRITT          NICOLA"'  [.���-'.;,*..-.*; ���-;. "Z; -- i1-****. - *>':��� tai^^BMVM^.^MHMMH*-N__ia-_R_M____HS -  iyx^yy%Xx.y-A:y;XAAyX&  ^:BX0iiiXi^;-?MXiCXXX,XA,  |5^;   ^#11^  fHISlCAJALCJGllK  /&>^-^_^^*��^  -��i*'^i ��_?  ^ J. A.-MAUGHAN u  ' Solicitor*" v "V '- Npfary Public"  *    _      "*      i'i ���"-��� j1*��� iT ! -~"  m^SollcWf^rthe-Bank 'ofr.T6rontS-'"-i  ;Vft57^.77'':-*9��^^'^  At the request of the Bishop  of the Diocese, the Rev. Havelock  B^acham, vicar of Holy Trinity  Church, * Vancouver, and foi  many, years secretary of" the  Synod of New Westminster, will  visit Merritt this-week end and  hold services in, St. Michael's  Anglican Church. The reverend*  gentleman is well known v as an  eloquent speaker, and all who  can should avail themselves of  the opportunity of attending the  services.on Sunday. The services  will be as follows:  .. 8.00. a.m., Holy Communion,  11.00 a.m., Morning prayer  , .., and sermon.  7,30 p.m., Evensong and  ' sermon.  1 The choir will render the Anthem "0 Taste and See" at the  evening service, and Burnett'^  "..Magnificat" and.NuncTtomitis*  will be sung. The Sunday School  'scholars will atten'd the morning  Merritt gdt Home  With Eas^ Win  servicer  ft fServiiies^^Ka^ Ween ^tMd t'Gn.  ���M^M^i^__^^0^MW^  f!^L':'^^0i^^-1^0��Xi?i  i^&Xr^$miX0iXX  ^^ialilag^vetbteia  ;b^;^r|S^^liKS*tp|dy^  $|the:memi&^  ||||n|ji^  ^^>^^^^^hp^liwr|^|^n^  gregations; will attend to^welcome  :th^^J^Be^h^otfS^a^#  ���__*.__ i.:___*.f���.- J".' _'-:* -*_-".-" .'���'j.r-ri..-"-���'-'."-"- rr-^-- - 'v(r;ta-!:rr*^i-.j .���*���. ."  Although Cecil Kirby caused a  sensation by scoring' a goal for  Nicola.in the first thirty seconds  of the'-'7hockey match between  Merritt ahd7Nicbla at the rink  here on Friday the .point proved  to be but a teaser; 'as ^Merritt  players from that'time bri warmed to their;work", got into a steady  gait and with ma'chine^gun like  regularity piled up the goals uhtil  the final score read-Merritt.17;"'  Nicola 2. ���'/;...,  In the Merritt goaPDarkneil  had plenty of * time to" read, his  Homer.or, he even- might have  bijen provided with an easy "chair.  Merritt ^ere immeasurably :sup-  perior throughout,'-although' at  times the Nicolibpys-jpu'tiri-some  really interesting [i#jneffectiye  play;*^ercy^sureJ:rah5s6me,,as[  he ribtfched !%6itie *?hihe*{#', ten  goals,-V^Ss/febtar-qu^tette! and  McKibbin fctria'^^gganf left  behind^ a'l-sihgie'-^mple.:-?The.  Kirby brothers were-responsible  f or' muchr ^dbd;^orkN. f brt "tlfe  losers'-whil^ ^he^inaividualistic:  ^rts:^7Gafn^^ri;TaHS^  point j bf ten^cbmpelii^^p^  H'xxx  i>-^\ ���&%'���?��**'-���  Sno>v��hV^^Mocca��iniV  l^iWojWant every Man-: fS r  -,*^*^��^��_nvSp.��rtii2:  :.Caty,ogue;i-sP-icei-'i'iJ  SwiriSrtwte^^^^i;OJ,:  'il* ImnienSeiSjS tSbfc^|  &;*^OTplj1^Kipmeiitj^if'(.  w^ inon^j^.b^ietting^  27iN6VreD��m*St7Weit  feBW^^^bra^ly?;i^ite(i^  Bings)iri7Ma'soiiic  ���iHailpsGrfUjjfite'  ^ve.tsJthijd.-TueB-  jdayineachmohth:  *��Sojoaihaingbre,-,  , iAhren��'Me'1cordi-:  x>. .f/ally, invited to at-  ^:?^teni^i^��0Xp^  ^o|^ft^t^iSit.ii^_wl^^  -^^^es||dat^ppMible5l^  ||^vii^^ilj^iiB^eld|i^^,  ^^a^^i^hoSn5S|SsliSSi.  ?^e}welcome'coftc��poh'SencM  Irom our readers.   By publiahingcorreapondenifc  Itdoes not mean that we agree or.dls%(rree;Vlth  ,1*f_f�� contentJB^'In'all cases the persona 'signature  *niliAt ._n_Btf* Ant v\ flfiiv _vwiuiAvu%��i_lH��Ani _��.__^*.'*__h__^______*'_.M��__i_*  Hospital Censorship  !-���*���.'. _.i��?_��f*r. ���.v��:!>:iw-nri-.r.' ��� t-.-r'.-A-.: -���. _C_i  l-*<s 8r -' :a" *_��-i.-*'.:il:.S->..i->-  I V^i^-"t*ft.'��^iSfea;-'i w-"' 5  l^yisijbiigp^mTen;  'i.���. '-AAiuJanllw T* i' **��na f-_A_n *'  ^rllffi^i;  A^grandi Masqttwadev Ic| 'jc^rc  ^al'iTOvlf'l^'lviij'iWf-iii- 'vi__.__i.-_-. '-.''���'  i 5et ^Mor��Money" ioc"yb'ri'r Foxfcs  _ Muskrat, White Weasel, BeaverV Lynx, Wolvee,  Marten, and other Fur bearers oollcoicd in your seoiioa,  SHIP TOUR F&KSD3.1ECT ia "<?IIOREKT." Ihe l_.n_.ct  I"SS&Sl W��M d'-S!tag 'X?���^ 1" N0ErilAHEKICMR4w3?S  *4ittehfejH^7",?-le_sa*t1-urH_?!1^  Titation existing fori more than a third of a century " a Ionir suc-  "ssful r_fcord of sending Fur Shippers prompt SATJS FACTO RV  ^?XRSfIJArIjEretums;'Write fo���^^  :N0TICEv  Jfi'tLe.Matt^  McPherson, deceased, XiyX.���%������  ':;vi.v^'-r-'n^  .    .-^;-wibsi_attractiyftCR^^  ^vill be p^yided;ai_a ^clilliBuici  result in a^erFes^nw^p^^  *lWMi^&'^  ii^$^  qiier^iie7^riz^H-ill^he; :aw;aide.d  f ��^'^P^i'lla!*"?es!fancj^ iebsltum^  B^gladi^'c^  ^tlemeiw^(^^um(��^^i;  ^^��Wem^h^c^i<��^^iiQ^3^  vtume^fi ;Spectacuia:^__^^iBarrei  NOTIOE;;^ Hereby'gfven^ ihisxiAbyi an*  ord<E!i^pf ^HiiT"Honour i F.1 yy7 :HowSj%'  aa^tiie��l5th^^-^;N^iybfeiv^  -HarbIdP^Ghristie^sq;^ci^dmih-  jsftatorj^Vthe^Electoral DwtrictViofJ  .X?!S'i and ��� Iiillobet, wasiap;biiiteoV*Ad^  ininistratoivof. ALL.' AND: SINGUlMR  .tte; .EstateHof.Donald-' cPhersori;; ide^  '(^B^d^X.XiXXXXyyiXX iX'^y''] XXiXr �����;:?���*.���  ^;%tice^js^^byp^li��;ygi^ftH^  ^Il:pej.sbris b_aymg?aii3^ claims^againait  t^e\saidiEstaJ��jire ;hei-eby7:required to  send in the^|��a^ticulars of their claims  :^^*?i;*???d"A4wnJst^  :?CGii*oh!;br fipfore:tlie'20th' day bi;Jan-  ���&r^lg6^^^hi6hd^th<V^inm;  isteator^-wiUSprbceed :to? dispute; the  isMta^-ithg^^cl^Med^^i^  pff OR: ki k is! A HIJ^ C WllSiY:   ^liilfi��||  :For;?;Ca-^aaars^dvers^lM^  ^gjp^nts^-CayQlry  :iori\ nfan t rvi|��.,, , ,-,,^f,.  ^������--������'"���������������������������-������'���^A:-^-^  einsDected;and;meJ v'^   ���"7"/l  ^^|y^nBd|��sd^ J^era^jlHn^fpyin^  lo^ceptihg^ "  *''ffi'*^&\'if-*'K'ft"'m*-->*.'-t��>\J.U'^ -'���I'-p'X  Aa-rv\i��_QaiiA_r^iniMwa;;.-:- ���,***--,-'t"\**��� ^.^.;<;''��� ::.c,::i-";  ithe'Editprot'tte News,w9s:hpt  viewSpexpressed in at leastTone  thathewiasrespbhsible for cut^  ting-out much that waBVwritten.  fbr a long-time, and I would like  ifi^^^^rapuhrtion^  ;iniir;8p|?fa3l.^nfa^  l^,thatgi^|0|^vi|^  ifiWItHejj^aiiSr^^  thS^bra.Ye an^d /'iridependentV  ^a_toi^of;toerH^raldicheaply.in^  Summit.,-...*���-.- v  "fl��*i_3li^,_l'l^ftV,_,_AW^<-l_A'i��Af-*i__ '^o'^'-lnitlVA  ;b_rM^.is>;iiion^  ^^i^yo^^^M^iiaa^  ^^f^^t^^MiJt^h^P^^  tence giving the directors carte  blanchetQ-runVtl^e^qspitaj with!.  ^i^tiwtiQi.!^;in;cam^^  M��i^l?^l^Kciln8^tijlp  ,8h(5u)d^de^ i|  selyM:ahatthe_pub!ic*w^ttiwSf  ���'- '���'���-*".������:?!_'-';-*���-"���    ���----������������'���- '���-   ���������������������- "������-���  '$X^$��XXax?s^?5^^��^  -pLg a^game^thitheipIa^fiaM^  evenly matched the Bankers 'de'-  |eait&i|0^m@^of^s^  ���Menrlast^ught^at-the^Rihk7 br  ^^s^botfilicSi^:^ ^the  |%ilt|rs^z|rd^ :;B;  itud^k;wh(0:wa:s -in -wonderful  fform^showjng,;; the .speed���'���,of a  ^cS^^an^pirbiiettih^  ^-^l|^!bffthfe;play^si Rogers  ^^tricklMd wer^ivlng^ little  W^^^&X^rW^^i  tner^whilethe Rev.'Kinneyj^yas  s^g^^^'y^aitih^'g game/  'Maiiy%ere shocked ^itojse^ "him  ^loTgetja; /jkkte). on^^Uiams  fbrtWej^rbfeilsw^^  Ri^a7oivirov^ow_4'"*1K��**f1KMn^^''��^',V_i4.U��-^^^  illiiiisr;  ys&'i.'l  xim  :iiiisl  ;!iiEplip|;i|  Nifi*iirig|  .. immiBi  yi^Sr  ^xm  ^;;Ktt  ^���^^SA^ffrHe^K^  '-.'lv'v'-  .with stern decision. ���'���' Jack Leitch  v^l^justified ;his;% selection j by,  acclamation:as: offi'dial- rooter for  JheS_3dni_ers. '-X :-Xx: .aX-    -:X Xa,  ��� Mer^t^AA^AAA^m^myi^.-iX:M  -^i w-^ysh; thw :^<^s|pndeniC|;  ~|^|KrougEj0(iiCT^pt_cs-.  :|0jdr[teh:   -���:-.T". ��� ���k.-Zi-v.'*  '_^_i_\_\_\_\_\  ;iigp|teiiiifiMiipe  ^.*w��:"';^:n''ik-_^:-:*;��r^  which meals wiil be, served at 6  ���G^bi<jck;.ii��^  sogers ^s^^bu^  at^bipn^S^ssengeirs on ealt-  #1^., ,v^..,.,..,,,... ., ,.,.-.w  ^Sa^wljc^ai^^ii^^  ceived on this matter-were, it is  :j|*|e3je|8j'a^f^jp  Jcahi^'prpyl^t^  pni^lf;J!^t|i8?o^  ^^��s^*^tj'MK^-'���-.^���-f.^-ra^v \j.-r.','.'^ txxx-xX'-xx  /i^hipmej^rfi^^  the Princeton Coal '&,Land Cpm-  ^ny"^|froffi^x;;ip':6^  ^;0rKa|^^fekly;S,It :is expeci  ||||he^i|tpi_^|w  ^;|(feo^^ton?;^  heixt monthjpr jsi^weieks    "  .. Jrm^bhvtlie Merritt^firice  |pjpii^cKey; ^meTat^ Princeton,  j^fStar^tatej}:,.--7';;;^;;/^-;^ tii'X  ���||^en^th(^ll;gbajs" scored: by  ���Prinp^t^::wei-e.���':;-made.,'.--by: Hierfe  ^ilfj^j|$^^  '0Ak<&fiy goals' for;, Merritt,: dftari^  .-^orb jfjqqrJB^ one;'? jlckibbin Sbne  ;^d^OTJKSwa_^;kickedr7,in;-^  J^^^l^layer^ Wass lanai  iB^irkneir wrerthe stars for j jthe  Jyisi^r?;;^rid- Neill,:i Waddelliknd  -Murchif.for thelhqme team. 7The  best^bf^feelihjg prevailed Und  theM WaS only bhe^pehally. ;; IL'-*  Xi:X^'-lWtoii& 2^xi'i'H 'iX:x-  WHEIi YOU^VISlt   7 .  ^VICTORIA  StMhi THE  ,-;���_���.'  'mm  S]v;f!:7;V^'^  AduIt;-S_:ateri:-:;':;;w:;^7^r^  Spectator^;;,;  "<26c:  ..-.��� ���������*���-...'., cor^Yates and Douglas   . .,-  Under the.managemeritbf Mrl'andMrs".  '     J. B. Plumb,; late of Merritt.^  A high.data hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minutes.from C;  7P.Rv Wharf.    50c, 75cM $1.00;   -X,-.  Remember th^ BRUNSWICK!  XX. -/Write ahea'dfor-reservations;.  6hil3reh?Skaters;i  -:0xMm  '^���S^^M^i^MMiM.  Ghiidre^;undeiv 14^ ���7 ���.;���  vV7:pv7^  Tickets xan   be  obtained :iirbm  giThg ,H;7 Ay^rygayethe test of s^ti_3v  * W\ -^^ J^ ;:^;:��: b^ thi  |.V7;;/-|wti()iiM;TCferee,;'7:'        ^X>_.  |W. 3chmockiOr at-the BbxGftice; ^i^  ;. The Porward-Aault BibleXJlass^:  of the���;Meth^list;;' Churcli"?meetB'::iXX  every ^Sunday; aftern'opnj to:&30i? Xix1  ^^,seryice7is\i^^;bi[^'  .and;;breezy; ^Mr^l^oi^oiai  the.leader and ^tends a'^srty7?7^  iriyitation to any^djaiteji^^nid^l-  Next: Sun day afternoon .a paper^; S>  .subject;; '^ifts;^r;;jvvill;^^iyOTl|7|  ���hy^lrfrs. "Young.7: Xyy- 'KAixXxxXX^XXXiXi  ^'JJhder^ tlieV:tprb visibiis Soif������;: .tfie^*K^ll  f:';faxati<m-;Act^*^-:i^Tli^  :lic:;:Schboii3|Acti^^^bW  vi si bri; M AX A -iipealifor ���|^Ni^la-;||.; ,.. ���.  Assessment7Districtih?rei^ebt:^  :tKe:Asses'^ent'Rqfl7^:^  ibe;heid atTthe'Xip^ramen^bffice^;iS^||  ^Nicplai. ohjPriday-f he'xr^^nuar^::^'S?ilij  :21^; at :.10.3p; a.m^MrJ|(^|$||^:'|?'  Bdrton,' of;.^K^mloo^:yiSf|^ygel:0^7^  p^the.Court^f'Revision ,andiAp|��  7;P,;I  ^X.:St   i^j::  y?i.y-SAi_Z;^  i&S^^ F.QUR
Friday, Jan. 14, 1916
["Uhe House of <5XCeril in
MERRITT,     -.,..-'"'■    -
B. C.
We haoe one of the hesl thought of and most talked of Hct'els.in B.C.    j
'•''■' -    EUROPEAN  PLAN..;       '"V
Banquets and Pinner Parties a
■■■"'*■       Specialty
D.' A. Costigan.'Mgr. .     ' A. Hoggan, Prop.
Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by
always having "your horses
well  shod.
In its various branches
neatly   and    promptly
done.   Best workmanship and fair prices
Nicola Ave.    Near City Hall
The Newsy Pars
Birth—To Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Sherwood, on January113, a son.
: S. Pearl left on a visit to Kamloops this, .week and will return
home tomorrow.
Andy Garcia, of Aspen Grove,
left last week end for Kamloops
to join an overseas regiment.
John Wilson, of the Lazy ' L'
ranch, at Mamette lake.has been
attested for overseas service.
Mr. Geo. McGruther's thoughtful gift to the local firemen a few
days ago found mady a good
home,    i -   ""
Qet our-prices and estimates
r -on any or all branches of the
Plumbing Business
put into first class shape
> RepairrWork of AU Kinds
I Bread, Cakes, Pjastry, etc|
*    Hof Pies every Saturday.    *
• I Palace: Bakery
:: W. -FAIRLEY, Proprietor %
As the Sewing Season is approaching
let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing
Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac:
chine in good~ordeT~for the Fali 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. .]
Special Services for
Sunday, January 16
S"K~K"X'**K»:"I">    i
Havelock Beacham,
Vicar of Holy Trinity Church,
Vancouvei,   Secretaiy  of  Synod,
will conduct'services as follows—
8.00 a.m.,'Holy Communion?
UTOOa.m^, Morning prayer
and sermon.
7.30 p.m., Evensong and
The choir'will Tender, the Anthem "0 Taste and See'\at the
evening service, and Burnett's
"Magnificat" and Nunc Dimitis
will be sung.      -   *
Everybody Welcome
Frank Jackson, who has been
a patient in Kamloops Hospital
returned to his home -at Nicola
on Wednesday morning's train.
In zero weather Merritt people
have the"advantage "of being able
to get coal direct from the mines
on the spot.
G. F. Hooper, the well known
local snapshot artist, left on
Thursday morning on a Business
visit to Vancouver and Victoria.
40 Below Zero
Throughout Valley
Merritt and district was caught
in a -very cold snap on Monday
and* during the early .hours of
Tuesday the mercury registered
40 degrees below zero in tlie
vicinity of Nicola bridge, a similar temperature being recorded
at_Nicola and Coutlee. Reports
from Aspen Grove intimate' that
in parts of that section no*'less
than 57 below was registered.
."Down the sloppy slope" at
Vancouver, New, Westminster
and other points on the Mainland
the people began to shivver with
the temperature a half dozen
points above zero. According to
Hugh Cameron, sales manager
of the Middlesboro Collieries
Coast Depot; there was quite a
rush for coal, the stocks being
rapidly depleted and replenished
as cellars were-filled in a hurry.
The suddenly increased demand
for coal for domestic uses ,added
quite an impetus to the demand
for the " black diamonds " from
here. ' .   -
Murdoch' . Mclntyre, whose
noted Coldwater Hotel has resumed its activity as a meeting
place for all connected with mining, took a business trip to Vancouver last week end, returning
on Tuesday night. *
Rousing Send-off
to Recruits
A rousing send-off was given
by a large assembly of. the local
public to the contingent that left
Merritt on Saturday morning for
Calgary where the'No, 2 Tunneling Co., Canadian Engineers, are
As the party, whose names
were given last week, with the
exception of J. S.- Jerrison who
was attested after we went to
press, and Paul Labell, of Nicola,
stepped on board the morning
train they were' enthusiastically
cheered. The platform was
packed with people. It is stated
that Lieut: McDonald who- was
in charge of the recruiting here
for the company signed up a further batch of miners and engineers at Kamloops 'and Sycamous
after leaving,Merritt.  .. ^
Letters received from Calgary
intima'te that the Merritt men arrived in the Albertan city fit and
sound after a pleasant journey,
being billeted in private houses".
At Calgary they found'the temperature i 26 below. \ The same
night in Merri'tt- the "mercury
dropped to 40. below zero.
Tpr." M. Willis is home on- furlough from Vernon visiting his
wife and family.   -
«      "*■ *
/ 4   .>
" A. F. Rankine, proprietor of
the well known drug store in this
City, returned from a visit to the
Coast on Tuesday.
Owing to" the activity -in recruiting lately in the City several
of .the local fraternal societies
aud lodges have had their official
boards disorganized.     ' -
. At the"first<meeting of the 1916
Council to be held on Monday
next -the business will include
the naming by Mayor Jackson of
committees to act during the
current year.    *
A short biography of Matthew
Richey, Samuel Nelles and Geo,'
Douglas, college presidents, will
be given by- a comrade" at the
Monday next JSpworth \ League
Mayor-elect Jackson L" (at the
time plain "Archie") handed
the Merritt Boys who left for
Calgary on Saturday a bdx of
appreciated.        ,   .-    -
Alfred H. Harrington,of Nicola
left on Thursday, for Kamloops,
being a recriiit for service with
the newly formed Cariboo,Rangers training for overseas.      '
Tomorrow, Alfred Limb, director of the Methodist choir in this
city, accompanied by John Grant,
will leave for Vancouver to join
the band of the 102nd Regiment.
Capt C. Tyner,passed through
Merritt on Friday morning proceeding to the Similkameen on a
recruiting mission in the interests of the Cariboo Rangers now
mobilizing at Kamloops.
'While on a recent visit to' the
Coast the editor of this paper
heard Reeve Edward Gold give
the electors one of his vigorous
election addresses. Illustrating
the intensity of the opposition of
the 1915 .Council in South Vancouver to his method the reeve
ejaculate J'The more you hammei
Gold the brighter and purerw it
ClisCO. r
Cftmble's Soups,
V , .
Tomatoes, Grown in B.C. large tins .15
Peas, Corn ahd Beans . ' 2 tins.for .25.
RiceV s   '" *        -. " A    V        5 lbs: for .25
Golden Syrup, 2 lb. tins .18, 5 lb. tins each .42
Maple Syrup Mixture, in bottles, only a few left each .25
*   ','-    - -    " each .33
-Magic Baking Powder,
Corn Starch, '!"'"''
Old" Dutch Cleanser, -
Malt or White Vinegar "   -.
Apples, eating and cooking,
Onions, - _ >
Potatoes, ""
Pure Lard, -
Smoked Bacon,
Royal Household Flour,
Wheat, 2.00.A
3 tins for .40
s: -.-" ._ -2^ tins for .25"
/per.tin .22
00 +t
,     *    ' \      ' per pkt. .10
-- 3 tins for/X2&
„     'per bot:>~20
5 lbs!'for, .25,  per box" 1.75
"'       * "-"   8 lbs. for .25
_J    100 lbs. sack KO'd
*    ,5 lb. .90' 1 10 lb. 1.80
Sjnall pieces      per'lb. ,20>
', .1        49 lb. sabk, 1.90.
Bran 1.50.
Short* 1.60
.;..;„;,.^;^^.,'..^.^.'.^.j„^^.^,^.j.^.^,.-^„^ •
For  Up-to-date
And Seasonable  Goods
At Most Reasonable Prices
" •   •      •       - *■
GO TO '   ,
I ' • ' '■ ."'
T -   " ' ^ '
I The  Children's  Outfitters
•_♦ / ^s A
Special Reduction^ in Prices on all
. \  / Dry' Goods;   -   " /
.Men's Hand-Knit Wool Mitts, T ,' • per pair .35
Men's Heavy Wool Underwear per suit 2.50 and 3.00
Men's Pit Boots, heavy nailed - - * .per pair 3.50
Men's Extra Strong Work Boots        *        per pair 4..25
^ *     ■
Baby's Shoes, new selection all sizes -   . from .9,0 to 3.00
*. " 'r     <- * ,      *
JH? B. Wool Blankets, in-Red.f_.Grey and Fawn,   *    u *><
"— reduced/from 0.00 to 7^0,
^rHrBr Wool Blankets, jn Red? Groyand Fawn, "-'^      r~~~ •-
reduaed from'10.50 to 8.50.   *
Fancy Qhintz Comforters,
reduced to each 1.50 "'j
THE  M-IDRRHT'      ;
The "News" for Paying Ads.
The Merritt Recreation Club
«  «
1 • 1
formerly the Hub Billiard and Pool Hall is now
open under new management. The reading and
writing'room is well supplied "with »magazines,,
writing material and alUhe l6adin'g newspapers.
The management extend to all who care to make
the Club their.headquarters a hearty* ^.welcome.
t Coal .mining rights of tbe Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan'and Alber
ta, the Yukon Territory, the^North^es.
Territories' and in a portion of-the
Province oftBritisb Columbia, may be'
leased for a term* of twenty one years
at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not
more than 2,660 .acres will be lease"d'to
,pne applicant. _• * , v , ' r
■ Application for a lease' must be made,
by the applicant in ^erson'to^tiie Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district ln "which
the rights applied for are sttaate'd.
In surveyed territory thevlandt.must
be described by sections, qMegal sub
divisions of sections, and in unsurVev,
ed territory the"tract applied for shall
be staked out by the applicant liimseU
. Each application'must Se accompan
led by a'-fee'of"?5, v.hichkwill be re
funded if the rights applied for kre not
available,' butjiot otherwise '-A royal
ty shall'be paid on the merchantablr
output of the mme"at the rate of five
cents person.   " * *   ' ,  \
' sThe person operatin'g the mine shall
furnish the Agent with" sworn returns
accosting for the full quantity of mei
chantable coal mine'd'and payjthe roy"
alty thereon.^ If the coal mining rlghtt
are not being operated, such return*
should' be' furnished af ,least ^once '«
year. -" ' ," s -J     „ /"
"The lease will include'the coal min
Jng rights only, but the lessee may b«
permitted to purchase, whatever ajrail
ab'le surface Ugh'ts may be considered
necessary, for "the working of the min<-
at'the'rate'of $10.00 an. acre." »   ^
For  ,.fjull    information    applicatlot)
should be made to the Secret ary'of tht
Department of the^Interlor, Ottawa, 01'
to any*Agent,or Sub-Agent ot-Domin
Ion Xands.-7 . - 0      r- **
*,  "X      • * -1 "• W.^W. CORY,    "t(
1 * Deputy Minister or "the Interlb/f
N-B.—Unauthorized   pubflcationr a|
this advertisement will' not be pal/
for.—68782.  .    ,- ~*0
Nicola „ Assessment District
accordance with the Statutes, that all
assessed taxes, income and school tax,
assessed and levied under the Taxation
Act and amendments, are due and payable oa the 2nd day of January, 1916.
'All taxes collectable for theJNlCOLA
=Ag§E'SSMENT DISTRICT are due "and
payable" atr my office, situated in the
Court House, Nicola,B C.l.^v, ,
-'This'notice, in terms oMaw.'is equivalent to a personal demand by me upon
all persons liable for taxes.", .
~ Dated at Nicola, B.C^, this 3rd3ay'of
J tnuary, 1916. /
• -     X      ^ W. N. ROLFE,\v -n -y
..  ~ ~      Assessor and'Collector.. - -
*  " " ''Nicola Assessment District^
I      - ^     .sK
District /
- Pie. Arthur Hatton,-of Nicola,,
whosreturned from thetf ront wKitK
lung injuries, and who-has been
spending a ^vacation^ with His
companion, Pte. Scrim'at'Van-,
couver.is expected backet Nicola
shortly and will be a guest of Mr.
and'Mrs. A..E,cHowse^- A—*'—.
Corpl. R. Hogg and Tpr. Frank
Hogg returned tq' Vernon - on
ThursJay" after', speri ding .ten
days furlough .here with their
friends.^   ■
Car nival
- At the'Rink   v
Next Wednesday,
January 19th;
>, NOTICE JB hereby given that a Court
of Revision and Appeal ander<. the provisions of the ^Taxation Act", and the
"Public Schools Act" for'the Nicola
Assessment District in respect of the
Assessment Roll for tfie yeSr 1916. -will
be held at»the~Government Offlce,Nico-v
ia, B. C.1 oh Fi iday January 21st, 1816
aV 10.30 oclock a m. ->■'*
Lt--^ Judge of the Court of_'Revision
~t*'s     A. ■>    and-AppeaP-. <• .^
_   *.*!
*- *-*        ~'\7**>-t        y'
'Coal Mines Regulation Act"
Board, of Examiners
• ,"
, > 0
Rink open at 7 o'clock]"    ^
Admission:   "*   ' Adults   .25,
Children tinder 12, .15
TJiNotice is hereby given-that-the-foll-
owing constitute the Board of Examiners i,f or the undermentioned collieries
during the year 1916 : - • "5
I    . . Nicola Collieries *
Appointed  by the Owners—Leonard
Warburton.        _
4 Alternates—Thomas Brace, John Mc.
Appointed by the Lieutenant-Gover-
nor"in Council—Geo. Hudson.   j .    -<
'1 Elected by the Miners -George Walker. t r
Alternates—James   Geater,    JameB
McGrath.      /   _
All persons interested mpy obtain full
information by applying to_the Secretary of the Board,„Geo. Hudson, J/[er
ritt, B.C." , "        '
Note."—Alternates act as members of _
the Boatd in the absence, of 'those/reg-*" 'v
ularly appointed or elected to act there- %
on.   .'  » •     ' t    •    -
"rated the 30th day of December, 1915 ,
s-   '^ -'.Lorne^A. Cam>bell,*'     '   V
"""    " .     ^.'Minister of Mineff   '
Cs Thd. riame-J "Cari 600 Rangers"
and "John T. Robinson'' will be -
synonymous when the public of
the Interior ot British Columbia
realize that the ceaseless activity
expended  by  the Conservative
Candidate-elect for   Cariboo, in"
the Federal House was principally
instrumental in getting the new
Cariboo overseas'regiment auth- ,
orized by the military authorities,.
tr ^w*wr-n*^v^^,**^'^rKt^"*wr" y""
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