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 THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6. No/10  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   JANUARY   28,   1916  Price_5 Cents  Telephone line to Mamette Lake���Week  Transportation���Recruiting for Cariboo  Rangers Forging Ahead  Grandson of Riel the Rebel  Killed by Hun Shell Fire  Deadly   Sniper,  Chosen  to  Dies  use  a  on the   o���  Nicola Valley  Battlefield  Snipers'  Rifle,  0  In our issue of last week we printed  a story telling how a .grandson of the  noted Louis Riel, of Riel Rebellion  fame had been chosen by Acting Lieut-  Colonel H. H. Matthews D.S.O., of  Nicola, and o.c the 8th Winnipeg Battalion, to receive one of the four snipers  rifles donated by the residents of the  Nico.la Valley, through the medium of  the Commemoration Day Fund.  Since this information, which was  conveyed by the Nicola officer from  France, appeared in the News, exclusively, the sad intimation has been received that Sniper Patrick Riel has  been killed by shell fire.  Lon-  The official re, ort cabled from  don states,���  "Sniper Patrick Riel, of our 8th bat-  tallion (Winnipeg Rifles), was killed by  shell fire on January 14. He was one  of the best snipers of our second infantry brigade, and had been with the 8th  battalion since its formation in August  1914. He had 29 Germans to his credit.  Riel was a relative of the. famous rebel  Louis Riel, and came from Port Arthur  Ont.  The above' states 29 Germans had  been accounted for by Riel, whereas  the o.c states in a letter that 35 Germans fell to Kiel's deadly-aim.  Blind Indian of 85 Years  of Age Crosses the Barrier  , "Old Moon," a blind Indian,  aged 85, who had been ailing for  a long time past, and who was a  familiar figure in the district, died  at Chulus Reservation on Wednesday. Yesterday^, his Indian  friends were" in Merritt buying  lumber for what they called "his  box," the old man later .being  'reverently laid to rest at the reservation cemetery.  K. V. Brakesman Gets  Badly Damaged Hand  Recruiting is Up  to Expectation  New Cariboo Rangers Battalion  Receives Many Local  Recruits  - "-^a<-'Ex-Provincial Constable Robt.  ,-:~ _4j^V^t<$ar&;of Ifrinceton.who was  - r*;-^~j*jnrtowri-lastTSaTurday onTiis way  - to Kamloops to join'the Cariboo  Rangers "arrived back here last  .  night wearing kharki- and sport-  -  "   ing a stripe on his tunic. ��� Quick'  promotion for Bob;-eh ! -'  _ George Bailey,- a brakesman of  the K. V. R. received serious injuries to his right hand on Saturday afternoon when his hand got  caught in the brake of a car during shunting operations. He was  brought to the General Hospital,  suffering great pain. On first  examination Dr. Lamont was of  the opinion .that amputation  would become necessary: but yesterday the Doctor informed the  ".News," that the fingers could  be saved without this operation.  s On the Henderson claims work  of a progressive nature "will: be  commenced -as -soon --as -zero  weather has eased a little. The  supplies necessary -are being  shipped to the mine in readiness.  An impression has gained ground in  the Nicola Valley to the effect that  under the billeting scheme authorized  for the City, recruits enlisted in Merritt  from now on must stay in Merritt .to be  trained. This is wrong. Any and all  recruits who sign up have the free  choice of being trained in Merritt or  being sent to Kamloops for drafting into  the regiment they choose to serve, in.  A man has the choice of joining whatever regiment he wants to join,provided  of course, there are vacancies'.  According to reports from Kamloops  and other centers recruiting for the  Cariboo Rangers, ia brisk. Major Wol-  fenden, the live man at the head of recruiting is kept busy every minute' of  the day. The major is exceedingly popular and judging by the reports one  hears from Merritt recruits who meet  MajorWolfenden say they would soonei*  serve under the major in the Caribdo  Rangers than unde_r any officer in any  other regiment. 5  Valley Cut Off    .  From the Outside  Severe Snow Storms Disorgan-  "   ized Transportation.���The  Mails  Staff Changes at the Hospital  At a special meeting of ths  Nicola Valley General Hospital  held in the institution on Friday  evening resignations were Received from Miss Reed and Miss  Steffens, graduate nurses on the  staff. The resignations having  been-* accepted .it was- resolved  on the''recommendation of Superintendent' Miss', Leitch ^that  steps "be-taken"to obtain a graduate nurse and a probationer for  the nursing staff. -  The residents of the Nicola Valley  vith other places have felt strongly the  effects of severe weather and the loss  of ordinary railway facilities during the  past week. Owing to the heavy snowfall and blocking of the railroad at  points between Merritt and Penticton  on the K.V.R. and in the neighboihood  of North Bend and Yale on C.P.R. the  Valley has been without any of,the  much devoured newspapers with war  hews, while the outgoing mail was held  up from Saturday morning to the following Wednesday evening. The first mail  arriving since Saturday evening reached here on Thursday night.  Several people in "Merritt and other  points in the Valley have been imprisoned heie, travelers to Vancouver, including Mra. J, Welters, wife of ex-Mayor  Walters, who left with her children on  Saturday's train for the Coast, did not  'get past North Bend owing to a block  on the line.^ In consequence she, with  others, was a guest of the C. P. R. at  the hotel there until Wednesday when  the main tracks wrre cleared, and trains  for east and west resumed' something  approaching normal running.  Owing to several feet of snow on the  tracks in the Brookmere and Tulameen  districts, which kept snowplow crews  busy for many hours on end, the endurance of the gangs having teen veil  tested by long hours spent with hard  work,and much belated meals, _  i '���The feeling of isolation which Nicola  Valley people have' experienced  this  A Neutral's Impressions of a  Personal Tour in England  An Awakened Great Britain Presents Striking Example of National  Energy, Directed and Consolidated  (From The London Times)  I have just crossed Great Britain  from one end to the other, and I have  visited innumerable towns and cities.  Britain at last, after more than a years  delay,is mobilized for war. Her achievement to-day far surpasses the wildest  German idea of the ' 'kolossal." I have  seen factory after factory, working  .steadily 24 hours a day seven day_a  week, employing thousands of men and  women, making shells, shells, shells !  I have seen factory after factory pnak-  ing airplanes; I have seen guns being  forced under hydraulic pressure o'f 12,-  000 tons; howitzers forged out of the  stoutest steel, which requires 16 hours  in a blast furnace to heat,  I have seen motor lorries. They had  come across England under their own  power and stood ready, waiting to be  Bent to the front. I have seen dull'  brown-coloured, specially constructed  staff automobiles, lined np ready for  shipment; not luxuriously upholstered  limousines of peace times, bnt, like  part of a true soldier's kit. they ere  fitted with hard seat cushions of plain  leather, and steady, small, collapsible  tables, I have seen row after row of  motor-ambulances of the same brown  color not Improvised in construction,  but especially devised to save the  wounded all possible discomfort.  I have seen shell cases, pressed out  of the living ingottpt- in leas than five  minutes, and shells forged at a Bpeed  w^ltgwmg to the customary means of j three times ss great. I have seen  tafcqfritailw aiidtumuiuHkaUunbeing famdlsrriglto-^i-i-tty the Ifep���iidea-  cut,off was. accepted with philosophic, turned, omthe latba.by. yt>ung^girifl~16  :���*��������!���  T  Y  'Y  T  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y-  Y  T-  Y  Y  Y  Y  ?-  Y  Y  Y  ' Y  ���t  Y  Y  yf  Y  T  ���? ���  ���T  -���a ,-  ' t*  Y  - t--  Y  ;Y  Y -  Y  Y  Y  Y  .?  T-  Y  $  Merritt Mercantile Company  Headquarters for  _sui  HARDWARE  Builders' Hardware, Iron and  Steel, Paints and Brushes, Tools  all kinds, Tinware, Enamelled  Ware, Sporting Goods, Cutlery,  Ammunition, Sundry Hardware.  I  Y  Y  HOUSE FURNISHINGS  i.      .-"���-._ -. ���   -��� -    -     -  Ranges and-Heaters, Linoleums  and Oil Cloths, Rugs, Iron Beds  and Mattresses, Furniture, Cook-  Y  ing Utensils, Crockery, Window  Shades, Curtains, etc., etc.  calmness the people aaa rule- realizing  that the K. V. R. gangs were doing  their utmost, under the unprecedented  conditions'prevailing, to cope with the  diffl ulties of the situation locally.  For the last several days residents in  the Valley have had a taste of the inconveniences of life of half a century  ago.  Rise and Fall in  Civic Finances  T  ?  T  T  ���I*  We  Maintain  The  Highest  Standard  Of  Quality  In All  Of Our  Goods  GROCERIES  Smoked Bacort, small pieces'      'per lb. .20  Eggs, per doz.  , .50 and .65  Canned Apricots,.   ', ~,,.v,. ,.���,reg. .35 now v25. *  Canned Peaches, small'tins,       * . ,    2 for 35,'  Apples, best grades,'guaranteed free  from frost, per box 1.75  Onions, ,6 lbs, .25 _.  Flour,'.Royal Household *���     sack 2.00  "Potatoes, Free from Rot or Frost,      sack 1.50  Special  Prices  ^n        ���  Case ti :*'���  ������- Lots - ��'v >"-  And  Larger .,   ,  Quantities  For Camp  Trade '  DRY GOODS  tr m ^  All lines of Dry Goods in Stock   v  Ladies & Childrens Furnishings.  ,    Mens Furnishings���Shirts,    ^  Collars, Ties, Underwear, Gloves  Mitts, etc, etc.  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  Y  ���������  "f  T  T  T  T  f  T  T  Boots, Shoes, Rubbers 4  ~A Complete Range of  Men's  Ladies,  and Children's  Y  Y  Y  Y  Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Slippers,   V  etc.; in Latest Style  and   best >|  Quality Goods..  20fh Century Clothing  ORDER   YOUR   SPRING   SUIT   NOW-YOU   WIllL   BE   PLEASED  "���According;^ the .1915 Civic Accounts  the loss to the city on operating the  electric light and water system has increased fiom $198.15 in 1914'to |527.74.  In the police, department it is found  that while the total revenue in 1914 waB  $2,542.70,. contributed principally by  fines and costs, the total expenditure  for that year was $4617.30, leaving  $2*074.00 to be provided, by the city.  Last year the total revenue was $8195.  94 ) total expenditure $4091.75; leaving  the sum of $895.81 as~the"���cost to-the  city.  The less the crime and police court  convictions the less is the financial revenue derived from police fines and costs.  During 1915 about $100 more than in  Y 1914 was received from this source.  ,-!*-�������};'< At the last day of 1916 the bank overdraft on the current account was  $7,981.36 against $6607.80 at the corresponding date in 1914���an increased indebtedness of $1,373.56.  The auditor reports that the 1916  taxes collected amounted to 29.12 per  cent of the total levy, against 18.61 per  cent collected in 1914 and 57 90 percent  in 1913.  --Other comparisons show that the total  of taxes in arrear, with interest was,at  Dec". 31st, 1916, $37,007.34, Dec. 31st  1914 $29,038.76, an increase during 1915  of $7,968.58  Electric light rates in arrear at Dec.  31st, 1915 were $1,515 against .$765 at  the corresponding period in 1914; water  rate arrears 533.78 against $290.60.  The following gives an idea of the  present position in relation to outstand-  ing;city taxes for 1912, 1913, 1914*-  Ta. arrears at Dec. 31, 1914  '1912 1913      "    1914  -    $1116.00   $10,744.00   $16,077.00  Tax.arrears at i^ec, 31, 1915  1912 1913 1914  '      $856.00     $4,335.00     $12,953,00  The auditors in their official statement under date of January 8th last,  comment, in part���"The sinking fund  is short hy $4,639.01 but we point  out that the surplus of liquid assets  amounts to $7,684.57."  oc.18 yean of age,; many, of, them, frail  alight girls for whom it was difficult to  lift the heavy metal, yet the shells are  piled up in pyramids about > them on  every available space, and the pyramids  are growing, growing.   At one plant,  gaily decorated with flags of the Allies  I saw young girls turning out fuses of  aluminium and brass.    Steadily they  worked, without looking op from their  lathes.   Many, while working, hum a  low, crooning tune that seems to mark  time with the burrowing note of the  knite-edged tool as it cuts deep into  the yellow metal.  I have seen men working at great  forges,   where  gun  parte  are   cast,  straining every nerve and muscle to  accomplish their difficult tasks; handling  vast lumps of red-hot metal with lightning dexterity. I have seen machine  guns by the hundred, and rifles by the  thousand, all of most careful workmanship and finish.  I have seen mile upon mile of khaki  cloth being reemed off by the looms,  and thousands of yards of specially prepared white woolen cloth for wrapping  propelling charges; hundreds of pairs  of knit khaki puttees patterned by a  single cut of the knife. This list might  be extended indefinitely.  The whole North country has been  turned into one vast arsenal The  deep pall of fog and smoke that hangs  low over the great industrial centres of  the Midlands, deeper, denser than it  has been for some years past, means  that England has at last turned with  full energy to the mighty tast.. The  achievement is the more remarkable  when it is appreciated that all' this  work is merely a beginning.  To-day nearly the entire industrial  output of Great Britain is under Government control. It is not, as in Germany, the transformation of industr'y;s  such as a factory which in peace time  had made lead pencils and was mobilized  to make shrapnel or other even more  startling changes with which Germany  Germany dazzled the world in the early *  stages of the war.  ^Herein Knglang-I^find, all the.,oId^  plants at work on their usual products;  while guns and shells, and airplanes;  and all other necessities of war in many.  [ cases being made in new factories that  have sprung up with mushroom growth  all over the country.  No more striking example of national  energy, directed, consolidated, and centralized under direct Government control, san be found. The master mind  behind this gigantic -enterprise haa  created a compulsory industrial  system, stronger and more powerful  than any hitherto devised, even in  Germany. Employer and employe have  beeh merged into servants of the State.  Great Britain awake has chosen the  path to victory.  Many Men  Make Merritt  Mining Mecca  J. J. Hayes and F. Mansfield  Hawkfes, mining men from Seat-  tle, arrived in the Citv last night  from the Coast and registered at  the Adelphi Hotel. They are  interested in the copper claims  at Stump Lake where some two  thousand tons are on the dump  ready for sacking and shipment,  and will proceed there as soon  as weather conditions permit to  investigate with a view to working the property. Parties repre?  senting the same interests recently visited Stump Lake and  after several days stay returned  to'Seattle with several sacks of  samples of healthy indication.  Oscar Lachmund, of the B. C.  Copper Gp. who is in the City  today\conferred with E. C. Johnson and X. J. Corwin of the  Aberdeen Mine relative to the  shipping of local ore to Greenwood.  . Two cars of Aberdeen Mine  copper left recently for the  smelters, one to Tacoma, the  other to Greenwood.  Mamette Lake and  Telephone Line  Superintendent W. H. Stevens  of the Dominion Telegraph Service, in the appropriation he has  asken for, for the ensuing year���  includes the sum of $9,300 for  the installation of a telephone  line between Merritt, Mamette  Lake and Savona.  Supt. Stevens says the new  work will be put into operation  immediately provision is made by  Parliament at Ottawa.  The proposed telephonic -connection between Merritt and  Mamette Lake will be a great  boon to the increasing number of  ranchers in that section which  is fast developing. J. T. Robinson, of Kamloops, has long been  a strong advocate of'the Merritt,  Mamette Lake, Sav.ona line.  C. F. Hooper the photographer  returned from a visit to Victoria  I on Thursday night  Another shipment of 100 pairs  of 'sox for the Canadian soldiers  will be despatched at an early  date and all who have any to  donate or are now knitting t em  are requested to send them in as  soon as possible. It was reported to the last meeting of the  Patriotic Guild that $8.10 was  netted at the last ice carnival  for the prisoners uf war fund  and it was arranged that at the  next carnival refreshments will  again be sold for Patriotic purposes. w,w>m* 4fot-% xe^e  riV  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.,��  TWO  MOST CENTRALLY LOSATED HALL  In the City of Merritt  THE    K.P.  ;'TH^LLr_  _._���.... Has seating, accommodation- for 300 persons and is open for rent-  Public Meetings $4.00 per night.    Dances, Entertainments, etc., $7.00  The foregoing rates include use of Piano, Light and Fuel.  Special Rates to Lodges  For further information apply to Jas. McGrath, B. Staton or W. Cranna  K.P. Lodge meets every Wednes .ay"at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  ~     meet Second and i^ourHi'1thursd��iys at S p.ni.V    X  THE  NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday ���  Publisher : Edward C. Bell  EJ.-tor. :��� Ernest B. Mayo'iS  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   A  Subscriptions, payable In advance, 52.00 i  Britain, United Stages and-Foreign Countries,  -"LIGATION     '  - year ln Canada.  50.    ' ..������  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News. P. O. I   -wer 'L,'Merritt, B. C  ro  -���re presented Jan. '12th  its are in a more liquid  The vice-president,  BANK OF TOROI  The shareholders of the Bank of Toronto  with a strong statement for the year.    The ;  form," and naturally the profits were a trifle  Mr. W. G. Gooderham, made a convincing i optimistic address on  the outlook, while the general manager, Mr. <nmas F. How, reviewed the position of the bank. The quick ass "of-the1 bank,', such as  cash, bank balances, marketable securities, e1.. , are placed at $20,653-  994, equal to over 37 per cent of the amow' >wing the public. The  deposits show an increase of $3,844,786 ov , 'n'st .year, , A. striking  feature of the statements is an increase of ' v'35,153 in loans and  ��� investments which total $48,074,186. Aim ��� all this large sum is  loaned to Canadian business men and farmer, or invested in Canadian  securities. The total assets are given as $66,767,203, and increase  for the year of $4,837,840. The rest of flu- !>ank which is, $6,000,-  000, which with profits-carried forward/mo1 total reserve funds "of  $6,439,382, this with the paid-up capital of V?00,00,b, making a total  protection of $6,439,382 to the public. ,r"iie bank's contributions  to. patriotic,reIief and hospital funds totalled $21,000. The subscription to the Canadian War Loan was $979,710. The net profits for  the year were $663,074. ��� .  The new director elected was Mr. Paul j "vlyler, vice-president of  ' the Canadian Westinghouse Company, Limited, of Hamilton. ,     . -  .   The local branch of the Bank pays about $200 a year to the town  in taxes.    In other ways the management ha. shown that the interests  of the community is their first consideration.    ���  Wo hope that the strength of the bank as shown in every annual  -statement will continue to increase. *  OVERWORKING  DIGNITY.  What Happened When the Minister  Gave the Bridegroom a Timely Hint.  A minister was recounting some of  his amusing; experiences in. marrying  people. "There's an old custom," said  he, ;/that tne bridegroom shall kiss tbe  bride immediately after the marriage  .ceremony is over. It's a good,' -practical custom, for It serves more linudily  than anything else that 1 know of to  dissipate tbe awkward pause tliut al  most always follows a simple. Informal  ceremony. For this, reason I keep the  custom alive.  .. "One day a man whom I shall call  Smith came to the parsonage to be  married. Wr. Smith was a pompous,  consequential little man. , The,prospec  tive Mrs. Smith was a flue, -winsome  girl. - After*-the.; ceremony Mr. Smith,  ln spite of his pouip6-_ity,;did not seem  to know just what was tife.nejtttblng  to do, so, as Is my practice in such  emergencies, I said, 'My dear sir. It la  ;your privilege to sftlute the bride.' He  turned around and, extending his band  formally, said, 'Mrs. Smith. 1 congrat  ulate you.' "���Now "York Times.  x^xx  At if He Didn't Know It.  President Rogers  Wins at Curling  Ihe President (A.NrB'Rogers)  versus Vice-President (G.F.Ransom) Curling Competition reached  its finalstsges this week,, result-,  ing in a win for President Rogers1  iX roarers " .with a margin of 20  points, the scores beinj? 117 to 97.  The games were well contested  throughout.7 -7  ,' ������": Rinks:    -   s    -  ' He���You must admit you have en  couraged me! - >'  ; She ��� Kucpui n^t-d you i Why,- you  huveujt been able tu feiire a-dollar  since you met me!-Chicago Newsj  f,i  _   AT ALL TIMES  For the " News " having recorded in war vime that two Conservatives in Dr. Tutill and J. T. Robinson we e. largely .responsible, for  Merritt obtaining the authority to billet locall enlisted.recruits Jn the  City, our local contemporary raised a little ki k.' The accuracy of the  statements we made was not .-questioned. O .r; critics, simply, had to  admit the truth because they' had free accrc -; to the correspondence  and other data relative to the matter, and could not do, otherwise.  , They would do well to remember���or learn for the first time���that .the  truth at all times shall prevail and shall from age to age endure.     '  . ���   ���   ���  .  . .     -        -   , SUCCESS  He has achieved success who has lived long, laughed often "and  ..loved much; who has gained the trust of pur   women, the respect of  intelligent men, and the love of little children* who has-filled his-niche  ��� and .accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found  it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, cpi a rescued soul;  ... who has never, lacked appreciatipn ofjearthjs beauty.nor failed to express  < it: who has always looted for the best in other? and'given tfie best he  had; whose life was an inspiration, whose memory a benediction.  From Fsther to Son.      , .  "Well, Boblij." said tb'e minister to  the small sou of one' of bis deacons,  '���^'what is the news?"  ' "Popper's  got   a   new  set  of  false  ,, teeth." -  "Indeed!" said the minister, restrain  Ing a desire to: laugh. "And what will  he do with the old set?" '    ���  , ."Oh,1 1 .suppose," replied Bobby,  ^theylll cut,'em down, and make me'  wear 'em."���Kansas City Star       ,   ,  .     - -���< , ���*.,  ,-" Cautious.    (    -   .  '  "Want to'take a little'ride ln_my  automobIle?"'asked'Mr. Chugging.,-    -  "Where 'are you going?" asked,.tbe  habitual lngrate.   ������ i.  "Anywhere you say." , ,j   ,  "Welirctake me some place where 1'  can look at a new building or a monu  ment   I've seen all tbe garages and  repair shops in  tbe district"���Wash  lngton Star.  Rogers (S)  Darknell  Thorn      ix? *.'  Johnson  . "'?  Ransom (S)  .Costigan  V Round   ';. '   -  "Jno. Collett  Boyd (S) ������������������--'���-���  Gay .. X.a-:'<:.-:  Cranna  ;   Ellis (S).  Kinney  Leitch  Clark  Grimmett (S)  Mclntyre  Durlrnd  Shore ,.,  Strickland (S)  McLean  Fai.rley  Jobbling  Results gf Games  1st Game ���  Rogers 14          . Ramsom 6  Boyd 18                Ellis 7.  Grimmett 13 -       Strickland ��3  2nd Game  Rogers 9               Eilis 14  Grimmett 15         Ransom'8    .  Boyd 14         '    . Strickland 7  3rd Game  Rdgers 8                Strickland 17  Grimmett 20        -Ellis 7  Boyd 6                  Ransom 8  \ ^XltyM Comfort"  Headquarters of  GbnimerdaI,Men    -  A-   ''���'������ "**    ���'' *       . {f; . '       _-���; ' '     '     ' '    -].  Merritt is the gateway Jo the-rich Copper Gold properties 4of Aspen  "Grove/Mamette Lake and.Highland Valley. ���  ' Reliable information relative to the minirg and .ranching  industry's freely-gjven,; If you want to find a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class' holel  of Merritt. .;.  ;���     -���.-���. _ ���'��� - ��� '-- .j.,..���  Hot and Cold..Watcr.X 5Jooms   with Baths.        :. Fice large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  '.  ������.' /.Toronto,    . ,    .  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of  x   Canada  AT DAN MUNRO'S OFFICE  _e_T_�� ,' ���e-  Senator Choquette of Quebec told the Senate last.week that even  if Germany won the war, Canada could not be, conquered . because  the United States woulJ protect us. The,necessity for the reform of  the Upper House of the Canadian Parliament was never more distressingly evident. s        . .    ,\   -   .    -  ��� ' ���   ���   -  ' r / *r * ;        r .  k  . It is objected that the new Minister ofsMi les is too'deeply interested  in mining. _ Mr. Bowser ought tc have select->d a mjin-millinjsr.for that  important post if he wished to please the Opposition..' ,.. ���   ,   _ . ,  Cause For Curieaity.     _  "How did you like my latest-poem?"  Inquired Tenuy&on 'J. Daft, tbe versatile versiflcatlonUt, angling tor a compliment' - ',  "Wbat  was It about?"  returned 3._  Fuller Gloom, tbe deservedly unpopu  lar mlsantbrope.  "Wby, didn't you lead It?"  "Ob, yes! That is wbat aroused my1  ourlosfty.'VJudge. ' v  "''* -'   ���-         ih-jj  .    ���       -.   -. To�� Late.. i ,jr  '��� "T_ thought" safd the Indignant anv  swerer  ot  an .advertisement' aa  tie  looked about an 'empty  room,  "that  this "was advertised aa a 'going concern?* " ��-i , -_  "It sure was," said*.the Janitor'as  he wrung his mop, "but .tha't was laat*-  week.   It's gone now."���Chicago Post.-*;  t Pa Dared Him. -,  - /J'  She���I told pa you wanted'to see him*  the next time you'called. . ,v  He���What'did he say?--        '        I  She^He said for yob_to come on; he-  wasn't afraid or you.���Hoston Trans*  cript . ,*.  J PRACTICAL HEALTH HINT.  ���A*  >  CANADIAN    PATRiGtSC   if^UNtf  NICOLA  VALLEY  BRANCH,     :  *'-   The Nicola* Valley-has do'rie heroically -.or sacrifice of nien ,���  'and treasure fbfher king '$&& country,' eVc .^'ing freelylher full  prpportiori,, and yet the demand for both I ^eis as great as ever.  Tlie^ ^Patriotic Fund, -yvhich is bringing :H timely aid -t6 the"-  families ot* the soldiers gone to the front, is *i  receiving ' most  ^hearty-support from the Valley.     It woul -my facilitate this ~  great cause if the subscfiptioVlists"could mpleted by th'e/,  end of the present month.  Hon.. I ..C.PJF... '     '   *  .  -                      - - EO. KINNEY.  I  '".'.��� H'"'"  >  i     '-   Varicose Vein*. ' I  ��� As Is generally known/a vari-  . cose vein Is one which Is,pathologically . and   perpiaae^tiy   enlarged.    Usually* this condition  occurs, ln the .veins 'of the legs,  though any vein may be affected  in this way.   Not only are varicose veins enlarged In width, but  they are also enlarged ln length,  with tbe result that thoy assume  ���very tortuous or sinuous courses.  -The symptoms of varlx are usually relieved by raising the limb.  The superficially enlarged veins  'are' readily recognized.   One of  .the worstVeffeeta Is hemorrhage  froin tbfe bursting of an affected I  vein.' Tbe treatment of "this $c-'  cldent Is most simplfe.yet through  ignorance many Uvea a re'lost In  this ,way.   The patient itkrald at  once r-lle  do.wn.  and  the- limb  should, be raised. /A. pad should  be Axed over the wounded .vein  by a��� bandage or handkerchief)  fln^  the  limb  should  ttien  be  bandaged from the toes upwaitL  As to'ihe' treatment of varicose  Interesting Review  of B:C:Mming  . j,.   ������.��� ., _  The -Nelson News recently  published as a..special mining  number.a voluminous yet comprehensive review of the" mining  operations and developments ,of  the .whole Kootenay country.  Incorporated in it is a wealth of  valuable, information for all in  any way.interestcd in the mineral  ore, bearing fields of the Kootenay  Slocan-and Eastern British Columbia section. JThe reader and  student of the data in.this special  number is,giyen an Jnsight, into  the vast potentialities of a famous  mining territory,, gets an idea ol  the, immense investments of capital represented inv plants thruout that large section, and is told  of the.-tremendous amount of  latent mineral wealth being converted into coin of the realm and  the greater quantities still.untouched.  , r. , ,-,'.__.  The many pages of well written  mining articles are chock, full Jof  facts and figures which^give  those. who read them a  fresh  t       **i<iA___*.^�����-*f __.��-_4��    **.w    I    *    ��7> i      J 'tt -i  glow of optimism^ in ,the future  of British- .Columbia., and. the  feeling tl^at mining must always  constitute the backbone of its  stability. All ,whoiare interested  in mining in British *Columbia  should send to-the Nelson News  foc-^tcqpy.^ Th��J iNews^as excelled itself and has, besides,  shown its firm faith in the coun  try~it"sef ves7m~~     I ^  Only Prime Goods  PRIME   BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACON AND MS  FRESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE     >  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs, Cranberries and Jap Oranges  .    'Prices Lowest . "    Qualily'Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter Kow small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  F, O.   BOX   219,  MERRITT,   R  C.  I (leckie shoes  j"!=?.?J'i?r   -(*-    .'f>        >1,'1*  Whenu.tlie^riercury  Drops .Below Zero  geon la the most satisfactory.  Milder cases should be .treated  by supporting the' reins by a  well fitting elastic stocking or  properly applied rubber bandage.  ; When it drops to 20 ] below  zero the<first.nig:ht. it's a. joke.  When it does it the second night  it is a novelty. When it comes  back again the fourth, and, fifth  andsixth night, it gets beyond a  joke, anqvelty,;an unusual oc-  c-ur e c anda'l,therestofit,'and  ordinary men begin to, speak in  undertones and., use improper  signs. But when the "days are  extended into one week, "two  weeks and three weeks,-anil'.the  water pipes bust, the range coils  blow up, and.the wood pile fades  away, like ice cream on a maiden.  lips," then we begin'to, realize  what the preacher., means when'  he talks in whispers of aJ certain  plaee. -    ,   ~     <   . ���  YOU'can. serve your own best interests and those of British  Columbia when you purchase LECKIE BOOTS and SHOES, J  Every "dollar paid for LECKIE'S remains' right' Mere at home to  build and develop _our own Province. "       -���  -Leckie Boots  are"rn'adJ8of_very_be8tlandImost-  BETTER BOOTS AND SHOES ARE NOT MADE.'   When'you  buy LECKIE'S* you pay no duty���you buy shoes���absolutely.  LECKIE'S are made for men .and boys. See them at your "dealers: Look for-the name "LECKIE " plainly stamped on every-  pafr of the genuine. '.'.,������.  ��� At your Shoe 'Dealers ���-  h��  -.'..-_.  I j Built for \V~ar, Styk & Comfort J I  -���~n��m  G. N. Murphy, of the K. V. R.*  veins^there Is no doubt that to B1 8Uryey ^ang,   came down from  alf-tfad cases excision by a sur-   ^ I the Ccquahalla Summit on Tues-  . ��JTTVTTV7T Wr***TV. WTOyTTt  JP. Mc-Phersor, K. y. R. registered at the Adelphi Hotel on  Tuesday.  'SffaLBAN-A  COR1*  WE HAVE PURCHASED  Tl\e Stock of Electric Liglitsng  Supplies, and Eleclriccil Pitting^  r  Prom A. B. Kennedy, ElecfricaS Engineer .  All Goods ot Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel TitRBEl  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  !*��-***Wr^  *  ��� .�����>  *  . *.  f  *.  ���>  3  t  '���?���  A National Watchword---'  BE ecbnbmical.    Be thrifty;   Be Saving;    And encourage ii |  ���  >   three by.depositingyour savings in a Bank of Toronto Savings f  Account. * Your account will sooi%ow into attractive'propoi^i  tions.    Interest is added twice a year. ������+���?*''*' *'��� :-;M|  The  1 ktt^of  *'��"g"l''��_i't'4-!l��J��J.��%T. M">**ft<iiyfr_Hbfr4'  TOTAL.   ASSETS  . PiUD.  UP,'dApiTAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $66,767,203  .$5,000,000  ~$6|439,382  1  GiM^ihatioh Test  .''������.^or^S^yGrain'  ;t Farmers^ should -^satisfy trienv.  selves before- iSee'dirg time next  spring that-mr seed grain is of-, ... -~���^^^^.^^  he best quality.'; This can onl^SHEFP A o^^ZI.lll  be;dohe by; a termination  tes^  *���* * PAYWG INVESTMENT  Friday, Jan. 28, 19IS  The:Farm;|  MERRITT BRANCH  ****+**t<^^  Photographs  of the Best  eohduc'ted.either "at homav or at  ....   he I)ominioh| Seed Laboratory in  | Calgary.- Samples'up to twehty-  ���* five in number-win' be. tested a-  the' Seed   Laboratory'- froe    oi  yhafg'e f or any individual or company in one year'.   Above .'thi*  number' twenty .-five cents, per  cest is charged.    '  r Samples.from Manitoba, Saslt-  atchewan, 'Alberta and  British  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  M, L. GRIMMETT, LL>B.  BARRISTER.   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.    "  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  p.,      XX-  '       r '      nrlUBD   turn th,  Columbia for test should be ad-   farm tr,  h-"  Think it over, and then call and  tee samples at tbe City Studio.  Chas. f\ Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt   -  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  '���_    Solicitor for the^Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  ���<  - LODGES  COURTLUHITY, NO. *205,  il. O.F.  JGET THIS CATALOGUE!  The Best Ever  JMUed; Sfcatei, Skating  Boots, Hockey Sweater*,  Uniforms, -and  Complete Outfits,  Snowshoes, Moccasins,  ?��r   "' ToboB*l_ran��.  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.'  Of ou can cave  money  by  getting  -Catalogue to-day.  T.W.BOYD & SON,'  Noire DameSt.  M0NT3EAL  frank; bond,  0. R.    '  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th'Monday at i  p.m.  -  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  J. HUTTON,  Secretarj  NICOLA LODGE, NO.  A. F. & A. M.  53,-  A. F. Rankine  -W*M.  -(Regular meetT  ingp in Masonii  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuefc  dayineachmonth  at 8 p.m.      '     ������>  'Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to at  tend.     "  . R. CaRRINGTOI*.  Secretary"  dressed to the Dominion  Seec'  Laboratory,  Box 1684, Calgary,  Alberta, and postage paid by the  sender. It is unnecessary to send  stamps for return postage.    Fo>  wheat, oats, barley and seed ol  similar sfce, about half a teacup-  r'ul should be sent for test; foi  seeds of smaller size such as flax  red clover,   timothy,- etc., hai J  chis quantity is sufficient.,    Ii  more than Tone sample of  the  sa'me kind of seed is sent for test  they should Bear some distinguishing mark or number.  -As one of the flrst essentials  for a good crop of any kind is,  good seed, it is important, that  only'seed with "strong germination energy and a' high- percent-  Age of germinable seeds should  be used. The germination energi"  of a sample is inJicated by the  percentage of seeds which ger-'  minate-during the .first four or  fi ve days bf the .test.    The pre--  liminary count therefore is an  index of the germination energy.  Farmers. Are   Advised-   to    Establish  ���Small Flocks In the Fall.  Prepared by United States department of ���  ...    agriculture.]  .Farmers will do well, according to  the United States department of agrl  culture, to establish a small flock of  sheep on their farms In the fall. Twen  ty-flve or thirty ewes purchased in; the  fall at the beginning of the breeding  season can be maintained through, the  winter with proper care and'attention  at comparatively little expense.   In return they will do' much to* keep I tlie  ee from weeds,- willprovide a "���  welcome supply of excellent and whole-  Bome food for tbe farm table aud by  their mutton and wool add considers  bly to the farm Income.   In the farm  states the department of agriculture  recommends, however, that wool 'be re  garded strictly as a byproduct ?  Ac  cording to the advice of the govern  ment experts,  farmers should direct  SSSS  get"More Money" for your Foxe*  SHIP TOUR ��mf�� ����� J^  aferS C��llcBted ,n y<����-����tio.  ntation ex.stms fcr!'������� than atoKh " unbl�����''l����lrep-  cessful record of sendini- -a,,-ti: atlllrd ofaccntur\ " alone- ____��.  AND PROPITAT? w ,?_Fur-ah'pPers prompt.S \TISPACTOPV  A. B. SHUBERT, Inc. R587W^T AUSTIN AVE          " ��"" DeptC93 CHICAGO, UAaI  Appreciation of  Mayor Wplfenden  fcCOKOMIOAl, DTOLOSDKB FOB PABM FLOCK.  their principal attention to ��he production of lambs aud to the sale of mutton for the table.'  ��� At the present time ewes can be purchased at pilces'ranglng-from $3 each  for the common Inferior sorts to $7 for  fairly well bred animals. A good ram  w, of course, more expensive, vbut It  never pays to use any but purely bred  and strong, vigorous,bucks. For.farm  purposes a Shropshire, Southdown or  Household Banking Accounts  'in The Bank of Toronto have  . ,qeen found by many to be a great  convenience.   The accounts^may  be opened in the names of husband or wife,- and' either m^y  - depdsrt   or    withdraw   money;  Interest is paid on these accounts  atwice a year. "��_,.', l  KNJGHT8 OF PYTHIAS  * Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  'Out of every wage some portion should be banked regularly,  the ir as security against the.pro-  verbial rainy day or-as afou'nda-  tiqn to future pros peri ty._-_$ L 00  "will open an account in the Bank  of Toronto,' and interest is added  half-yearly to the balances on deposit.  Meets in K*"P. Hal.  ' every Wednesd.n  at 7.30 "    y-  -'  Visitingbrethrer  cordially invited.  \-    <- f .  J. Fairfoul, C.c.  J.'-Simpaon,* '.<  '' K. of K. & s.  An item of considerable inter.  __. , . ���-'"���"uc**��i'��c nicer-1 f-'iiuoct a ouropsnire, Southdown or  est appeared in-the press Of-re-   Hampshire ram is recommendeiL These  cent date, states the Armstrong ,cos* trom *8 ��������*�����- Taey sire excel-  Advertiser    This was to thee*feS^SSSS^ ^-practice to  feet that Major Wolfenden had bv the t ewes in tip mi. ffiSa Sen  received the appointment of sec- JLIr "I11 tbe ,ambs ,n tte ����ree-o*-t_e  fi*" -rr&'j* 0ve���ea8 ���=!��s ez-S3SZ��  Uott.   ot  the 102nd Regiment���   t00 cl08ely- the ewes can be carried on"  _�����,_, n���:u��� n  wheat and rye fields or else on'clover  hay, with the addition of some-roots  and a little Unseed meaL   Corn fodder  I CLEAN  I PRESS  I REPAIR  B NEVER DYE  YOUR KING AND COUNTRY  NEED YOU  ANDREW ifWflRT  The  Citv Tailor,  f 9  Phc?k   ��3  LO, L,  17M  Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in-the Oddfellows'  ,Hall.on the first and, third Fiidays tt  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month. . .  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  - J. G. Warrenv W.M, '-:> '  Geo. Slajer,, Recording Sec.  Ia sometimes substituted as roughage  for clover hay, but It should always be  aupplemented with bran or linseed  meaL It is well to have the'lambs  come early, and they should be tanght  te eat as soon as they can do so.' They  will do this more quickly If .they are  given free access to corn and the ewea  prevented from following 'them. 'A  convenient  method  is  to  provide, a  HOUSE-FORRENT-OR  ''���  ���*��� ~:  'SALE  Apply Dr. a H. TUTILL,  *-i P.-0, Box.JO.     " f  Yale Member  and Better Roads  In an article on the proposed  ^scenic highway from -Vancouver  Jto Hope the current issue:of "the  ' Western-Canadian Motoris\ states  that "the petition of the'electors  of Yale district in, the various  communities from-Harrison Mills  to -Hope to the Provincial Govern-'  ' menrprays for the'public works  department being given authority to, and make provision'for1,  the construction bf a connecting  . road along the North Shore 'of  the Fraser River from-'ti&rrisoii  Mills to Hdpe:.:.: The petiti6n  reeites'how the* Jones Hill improvements were carried through  ... .for which'by ths way much  credit is due to Mr. Alex Lucat  M P.p...:. arid the going" made  easy by motor right to-Hope.*'  A Diamond Ring  ;     Frfeb to Patrons  Sin connection-with that faispi&a-  ting..and ,attractive -serial flfm  " The.. Diampnd .from -the Sky "  ,which has .eqmmanded so^ mdeh  attention ,^rom. ^picture theatre  patrons in andaboutMerritt.and'  which, is running ��t-the Rex, Mr *  W. ,Comm.on intends' presehtine-  a diamond rin^r to the person  ,who hand? in the^'greates.t^num*  ber,of coupons at-the en^Af^th^  serial.,   Every person Wvho. -visits  the Rex to see. ;the episodes" oi'  ^the Diamond from thfe Sky wilj  from now on receive at the b6i'  office a special coupon.   These  should^be carefully collected and  .kept.    ...  the Cariboo Rangers.  , The worthy Major will, we feel  sure, make a name for himself at  the front and his military career  will be followed with great interest;,-. He has identified himself  with military-matters for some  /(far** and  has  always   shown  i?re,a.t aptitude in that-branch of  t-ie service/   Armstrong owes  fiim-much.   He formed a local  company of militia in this city  some years ago and devoted much  time and patience in the training  of that body.   How well he succeeded is we" known' and manj  men now holding'g-ood - position's  in the*service, owe their advance-  iH^iiO-i his_good, and_ careful  training?' i "' ,   V       - -    '; ;  Major. Wolfenden also 'has  taken an active' interest in city  dffair3 since its incorporation,  haying been a member of the  firsfr-cbuhdil ancf re-elected"' by  acclamation.j focthp; ne"xt term.'  Armstrong also owes* xo: MTajor  Wolfenden *fl*energy.the erection ��yei.8ive rorm or inciosure has been  Of ajfh^e'drilhhall which assisted des,��ne*;' hy the United States forest  verx.materially in 'Wnincr �����' fnT^hJ���r ,use lD the^e8t to protoct*  ing sneep from coyotes and wolves,  *��(ii.thls wilt be'-fpund equally useful  PUBLIC  MERRIT  - DI8T  Children ove* years of age  who have not p - usly attended  any School wii admitted to  the Merritt Pul.lu- School* during  creep, through which the Iamb* may"   thV first fn���r a ��� Q ;��� v u  pass, bnt which will halt the ewee.        I'   7      Bt f0ur ?ciJS in February  In establishing his flock the termer  ���hould be careful to avoid the purchase  of-any. ewes with a' "broken month"���  that Is, with" teeth* that have been broken off or lost   Ordinarily a"sheep one  year old has one. pair of permanent Incisor teeth.   At two years of age lt has  two .-pairs,-at; three years three'pairs  ��nd at three and on��half to four years  four pairs or a full mouth. If the teeth  are-ln-good-condltlon-a-full mouthed  ��we will breed satisfactorily, although'  she may be five-years old.   Tn, buying  ewes care should also be taken to se;  leet those that stand well on their feet'  and have good straight back's.   Black  faced animals are the most popular on  the farm, but,, good results are often  obtained from white faced ones.  .The two great difficulties' that eon-  front the sheep raiser on a small scale  are dogs and stomach "worms. A,n In-,  expensive form of Inciosure has been  only  Parents are niq.jfsted to hand  in the names of new pupils to the  Principal before February  1st  1916. '  HARRY-PRIEST,  Secretary  for Canada's Oversea's  Regiments, Cavalry  or Infantry  I Recruits will beinspected andined-  ���0 ��� ICE ���    '       ica,,y exam,ne4 at  rThe Nicola Valley  News Office,  MERRITT,  On any evening between  7.30 and 5.30 p.m.  - C TYNER,  o.c. * D * Squad. 31st B. C. Horse  CHOOL  JT  ' *  ver^ .materially in keeping up  thefciffere#' iii-matters military  beforeMhe'war and-in conse-'  <!".?-"?$ has helped to swell the  ranks of those volunteering foi  active service.,.  -v Maj&LWqlfeiiden'is known'- to  many .people from Aferritt, as  Mvfng Jbeen in charge of recruit-  ingin the Interior, and stationed'  at Kataic$$.��r  *T- :  -J  S  ���R.-i'-iQlarjce^pf-Nicola, was a  visitor in the City on Wednesday.'  ���ft*/!  ^ Ten inches of snow fell in Merritt last Saturday night.  A, consoling-sign these days?  when the^ mercury'reads thirty'  below is that the days Jaregettihg.  longer.*'   ..   .    . '   '  Inere.are now about 130 hands  employed "at- the Evaporation  'plants'of 'tHe Graham-Company  iri-Vernon.' ''  1 ���'- ��� * 7''^y ������   j *.'  'No wbrd'hls'yet been received  from'thg Bishop of Westminster  '-annbufi'cingtfte prospective .new.  incumfe^nt at'St. Michael's  on' tt��e farm    Su5h an Indlosure con  sists  flrst' of  all  of  a   barbed  wire  stretched flnt along the" surface of tbe  grpund from post to'post.   Three Inches'above this a panel of close woven  w.ire thirty-pi*-inches high should be  pldced, "and lobore   this   again   two  strands of ordlunry barbed wire. ���It IS  Important   to  see  thnt   there  lire   no  openings left between, the ground und  the bottom strand of wlie    Into this"4  ^Inciosure the sheep may be turned nt  night without, fean of raids ��� by -do>rs  '"Since most oMhe'-damnge from dogs Is  done at night this inciosure, which Iv  inexpensive andreasy to mate, should-  Drwlde ample protection. ' i >  ^Sloqiach worms me a more difficult  problem 'The eggs of these worms'nre  deposited  by  mature sheep,  aifd' tlie  worms   when,  hatched ��� attach, themselves to grass which the .voting Inmhs  eat.   It is, therefore, desirable to Iseep'  young lambs as much ns possible atfu.v  from the mature sheep }i|id fo.let tlienii  run on lajid which hni^ not,been \>.\s  tured by the ewes  Witb^hese simple precautions <tlior<-'  1s every reason nL.v smnll farm il<,. k��i  should prove a sntlsfnot&i-j ln\estni-at  All interested.- ��� the arrangement of', danepp, pritertainments  public meetings an J, other events  are asked to not^ fhat the K. P.  hall can be rented it reasonable  rates, with spc-al rates for J  lodges.- With a-; /t:ng'capacity  of 300 persons, v -hallos centrally located, ��� St- the advert on  page two. <  GOD  SAVE  THE   KING  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  '"ievision  and  the Taxation  The  Court of  Appeal held und*.   ��������� *��,*��M���U  Act and Public S- '.iobls Act for  Nicola Assessm-  held on Friday If  ernment  offices  Burton, of Kam  the Court pf R. \  Some four appea  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas ��  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  , _^ t   A high daw hotel-with reasonable rates  centrally located-ten minutes from C.  PR   Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember theJBRUNSWICK!  Write ahead for reservations.  which reductions were made.  %, Last Thursday' the local Re-  bbec^hs and their friends spent  a very pleasant evening with a  socjal  when  mus.ie and- cards  were on the program.   ' In, the  whist   drive, "which   produced  some keen contests,  the prize  winners were, first ladies Mrs.  R. Hebron, first gents W. Johnson, ladies booby Mrs. J. Sharp,  gentlemens booby .Mrs JVAitken  (played as gentleman).  The Forward Adult Bible Class  tv 4. ��� _. **the Methodist Church meets  District was Lyery Sunday afternoon at 2.30.  at the Gov- The 8ervice ig made brjef> brjght  and breezy. Mr. F.-Thompson is  the leader and extends a hearty  invitation to any adults to attend.  Next Sunday afternoon a-paper,  subject "Gifts," will be given  b^ Mrs. Young.  Jicola, S.' C.  os. Judge of  on presiding,  -were heard in  O. B. N.-Wilkie',' who ,is*well'  known in the Valley, waselected  fo the board of management of  the< Victoria" British Columbia  Land Surveyors" at the annual  meeting held in Victoria last  ;week.    '  v % There is just as much kicking  when it is eighty above zerp as  when it is thirty below. $Q(JB  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS,  Fbiday, Jam. M, 1919  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  .���[ 'Che House of Jaterit in  MERRITT, - - B.C.  We have one of the best thought ofand ntost talked ofHctels in B.C.  EUROPEAN  PLAN "''������ -Wi---  ���_____li____BSS_____BS______SS_____-_S_MHS______________HS__l   '_  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. A. Hoggan, Prop.  .-!  Save!  YOUR HORSES FEET  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  BLACKSMITHING  In its various branches ^  neatly ��� and    promptly   *  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  J. L DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  mmtt  Healthy Balance  Sheet Presented  The seventeenth quarterly  meeting of Merritt Co-operative  Society was. held last night when  a healthy balance sheet, indicative of progress, was presented  and considered. Copies of the  financial statement, available to  mem be s are at the store.  J. Li ib (re-elected) and Neil  McMillan were elected auditors,  the latter succeeding A. R. Car*  rington.  The c -nmitlee is the same as  before, vith the exception of J.  McFaih oe, Neil Sharp and Hugh  Osborne and whose places the  commits *> has power to fill.  Middlesboro Wins  at Hockey���6-3  An exciting finish and vigorous play marked ;the hockey  match played last night between  a team from Middlesboro Collieries and Merritt Merchants when  the former ran out winners by  six goals to three. After considerable ragged and uneventful  play extending over the greater  part of the first two periods the  last period was a transformation,  being full of exciting episodes,  briskness in attack and stubbornness in defence being seen on  both- sides. The scorers of the  points for the winners were T.  Clark (3) and McKibbin (3) ;  Merchants���Boyd (2), Reid (1).  Percy Ransom was referee. .  There , was considerable controversial argument between, the  players and rooters'.of the two  teams justprjor to the commencement of the^gamei - The point in  dispute was whether Geo.-Wass,  a .compositor, employed:at the  ���" News " office should rightfully  be included in the Merchants'  team. The player eventually  left the ice and the game proceeded.  Line up of the teams���  Middlesboro Merchants  H. Boyden Goal Darknell  Holdsworth Point , Aitken  Dunnigan Cover * Reid  N. Boyden     Rover Boyd  Clark Centre- ,  Simpson  Plommer right wing Williams  McKibbin   left wing Slater  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  .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  , Repair Work of All Kinds  <M^H^HH�����M���*������^������H������^*���H���*���H^MH^���5,*  | Palace Bakery  ���������������������-  '.: Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  ;l I    Hot Pies every Saturday.  i: W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  "W^   Q." What is it?-Wait  and see.  683 m v. are now on the roll of  the Cariboo Rangers.  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent pot your Sewing Mac-  dpne in good order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone call to 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machine*  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my $tore,Granite  ��� Avtnne.  B. G. Stewart, of Nicola, was  a visitor in the City on Wednesday. - .  .  Mrs. F. Jordison.of Vancouver,  arrived in the city on last night's  train, registering at the Cold-  water Hotel.  Pte.-Fred Gulliford," of the  Cariboo Rangers,* arrived in the  city on Thursday night from  Kamlooks. _   - '  "The Farm and Nation building," will be the paper for discussion at the Ep worth League  on Monday evening.  The young daughter of Mr.and  Mrs. Lodwick, of Nicola, who has  been in the hospital for some  time past is improving steadily.  Pte. Wm. Laddsburg .arrived  in Merritt yesterday from Vancouver for the funeral of his  wife, wlich will take place at  Coldwater Cemetery on Sunday.  sHoward Ransom, the young  son of Aid. G. F. and Mrs. Ransom who was seriously ill in hospital with pneumonia is now recovering rapidly_and is_expected  to be soon in normal health again.  Second Carnival  Next Wednesday  On Wednesday next the second  Ice Carnival of the 1916 season  will be held in the rink, and the  affair promises to be even more  successful than the first one. _  Prizes will be offered for. the  best and most comical costumes,  respectively, each for ladies, gentlemen and girls and boys. Special  prizes will be offered for. "community representation" costumes,' that is costumes representative of the villages in the  Valley from which the competitors come. It is hoped that Merritt, Nicola, Lower Nicola Quilchena and Canford will be represented, one prize being offered  for each community.,.   .  .The judging wil) like place at  9p.m.^aha until this'is over none  but skaters-ih costume will be  allowed on the ice. Ladies and  gentlemen's prizes will only be'  awarded * respectively to ladies  and gentlemen.  For the convenience and comfort of visitors to the carnival a  refreshment room has been ar  ranged for and will be in charge  of the members of the Patriotic  Guild. Thevproceeds will go to  patriotic purposes.  Dr. Gillis is expected back in  the city this week end.  =353  ���X>*frH��H^1'H"I"M'��,H'fr'fr-H^*<^  * ' ��� %  1 For Up-to-date |  And Seasonable Goods    1  At Most Reasonable Prices  GO TO  The ROSE MARCHE     I  The Ladies and Children's l  Outfitters  %  ?<H**H'-M'-H*��-H*-?***K-*<^  '.Jm��.Sm^^.^.^.^.h****��H,<>K-'H'*M-^  GROCERIES     f  F. S. Gay, vice-president of  the General Hospital, left Merritt on Saturday for Calgary to  join the No. 2.Tunneling Company of the Canadian Engineers  which already has in its complement several Merritt men, .who  left here on January 8.  The Junior Puckchasers have  challenged the Seniors for a  battle. In all probability ,the  match will be staged during the  coming week. Watch for the  announcements. Root for the  kids.  On Friday evening last several  friends of Mrs. Walters, wife of  ex-Mayor Walters, members of  the Pythian Sisters, surprised her  at her home when a social evening was spent with music, games  and other diversions. Next day  Mrs. Walters and younger children left for Vancouver where  she will stay with friends.  Play is now proceeding for the  " Strickland " Cup at the Curling  rinks. Our tip is "Dad" will  win.  ��� Hon. Dj. Beland, former Postmaster-General of Canada, is now  imprisoned in Germany.  Pro/s Put Bee in  .  Bankers Bonnet  The Bankers vs. Professional  hockey match played at the rink  on Monday night was a very tame  affair. The only time -the puck  entered the net was when Dr.  Lamont for the Professionals put  the finishing'touch on a breakaway, the goal arriving in the  second period.  The game was tame'from a  spectators point of view. Some  of the scrubs-.showed improved  form, this being about the only  redeeming feature of a match  which while enjoyable to the  players provided little to enthuse  the "crowd." _  Rolled Oats, ,  Corn Meal, <  %��� Wheat Granules,  Cornflakes,  8 lb. sack .45, 20 lb. sack .90  10 lb. sack .50  , 6 lb. sack .40  per pkt. .10"!  --i"    <r   '{.  3(31'   *> rt  ;;   Coffee,.   f7 We grind it fresh for you      per lb. .35  '<���   "Merco" Tea,  '   Braid's, Spices, assorted  4  1 ,.    "  V.   Lemon Extract,  Icing Sugar,  Molasses,  ii    Manilla Drips,  ;    Golden Syrup, ���  White Figs,  * ��  Evaporated Peaches,  Ingersol Cheese,  4   1 *  ;   Salmon,  �� ��  ;   Strawberry Jam,  <_ ���  Macaroni  ;    String Beans,  ;;    King Oscar Sardines,. ', - -    .       ; _ Per tin *lS-  ';���   Apples,        " \ N In excellebt-condition '-,  per box 1.75  *. *  '        ���       "it".     ?V **���_ j  per lb. .40 %  " ' -"    per tin".10 4.  small bottles, each .15 X  2 lb., cartons, "each .25 |  2 lb: tins', 2 for .25 ?  per tin .30 ��  per tin .18 ��  ~ per lb. .10 I  per lb. .10 I  per pkt. .17 ?  ; 2 tins for .23  in bottles, each .25  ':''. ^ ' 2 pkts. for .25 , ���  2 tins tor-.25 . $  The Newsy Pars  c_. _______________  Birth���On.Wednesday, Jan. 26,  to Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown, of  Collettville, a daughter.  Hugh Martin, of the Cash Store  has been laid up this' week with  the grippe.  Not even the most hard to  please can kick at the service  being given at the rink by Lessee  W. Schmock.  " Despite the ..weather. Joe Collett's horse mail stageis running  as usual to and from Tulameen  and Coalmont.    '"  Reserve next Wednesday for  the second Carnival at the rink.  Prospects are the second will be  even better than the first.   ,<r  a_���mw 0  John Clarke, brother of Robt.  Clarke, of Nicola, who has .been  illrfor some,time'in. the hospital,  is improving steadily.%  v ,  . f        f* '.  I    Dan Shearer, known to all here  is in the best of health,," some  where in  France,"  so says a  letter received by,his,friend W.  Aitken.  Mrs. J. Clarke, of Voght Re-,  serve, returned from Victoria on  Saturday's train, .after spending  a few daysr with, her husband,  Pte, J. Clarke, of the Western  Scots. r , -  Potatoes, Free from Frost and Rot  per sack 1.50��� %  SEE  OUR  WINDOW  FOR   SPECIAL:  PRICES    .  _��� _ -^ON-���^tt   |   Wool   Caps,   Mits,   Boots   and    |  Underwear  TAX  NOTICE  Nicola Assessment District  i '  r '  Z  " u>  *" *        i ��� -* ^  2i,'ifil1'_L.    "y  "l, ;  ���>jMHHf-H'*H^****M-*:'^>**-M***W">*^HM^^  The " News " for Paying Ads.  The Merritt Recreation Club  formerly the>Hub-Billiard-and Pool Hall.is now  open under ne'w'ananagementjnThe feadingand(  writing "roomys"well suppled -with;, maga^mes,  ' writing materiaKapd all the leading newspapers!  The managementrextepd to.all who care,tbmake  "the Club their headquarters a hearty welcome.  MEET ME AT THE CLUB  To the delight of his many  friends in and about the City,  Mr. George Slater, section foreman of the K. V. R. has left the  hospital for his home here and  is regaining normal health "and  strength.  ^Despite the unusually severe  zero weather not a thing in our  store lias been touched by frost,  says M. jftt.Durland.of the Merritt Mercantile store. Even very  tender���flowering-^ and ���foliage  plants have not been set back  owing to the frost.  . :*The severe weather has played  havoc with last year's splendid  crop of i potatoes. v As one local  merchant says fifty per cent of  of the potatoes in B. C. mupt  have been frozen, and potatoes  selling a few weeks ago at 75 ct.  per sack in two weeks time will  be $2.50 per sack.  A guest at the Coldwater Hotel this week was a young man  who .came from Vancouver oh the  last train to arriye here last Saturday and who was en route to  Penticton. Owing to the-jnter-  ruption to the train? service he  was a prisoner in Merritt from  Saturday until today.  On Saturday last, Dr, Tutill  brought Henry Lindley to the  General Hospital suffering from  a serious stroke. Aged 85 years  Mr. Lindley is one of the- oldest  pioneers of'the Nicola Valley. He  resided at the time of the stroke  at Lower Nicola. He is progressing as well, as can be expected  considering his advanced age.  8YNOPSJ8 OF. COAL MINING REQU-  LATIONS.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  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 the NICOLA  ASSESSMENT DISTRICT are due and  payable at my oflice, situated in the  Court House, Nicola, B.C.  This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a personal demand by me upon,  all persons'linble for taxes.  Dated at Nicola, B.C., Ihis 3rdday of  J nuary, 1916.  W. N. ROLFE,  Assessor and Collector  Nicola A sseasment District  Coal mining rights of the ^Dominion,  In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories  and in" a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be        jfl  leased for a term ot twenty-one,, years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more;than 2^560 acreB will be leased to  one applicant.      r ,     ?,  ~' Application for a lease must be made      <  by the applicant In person to the Agent     .'"  or Sub-Agent of the district-in which     >  the rights applied for are situated.. i  - In. surveyed territory the land must  be described by-sections, or .legal subdivisions of sections, and in >unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompatt- X$\  ied by a fee of $5, which wilf be re* '"'  funded If the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise., A royalty shall be paid onvjthe merchantable  output "of the-mine at the rite of five  cents per ton. ��� ���  --The person operating the mine shall ivf  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 *  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever avail*   jl  able surface rights may be considered   )\  necessary for the working of the mine   j  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.    ' /  For^. full    information   application {  should be made to the Secretary of the   ^  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion LandB.  W. W. CORY,       . i  Deputy Minister of the Interior,  |  N.B.���Unauthorized publication of f  this advertisement' will not be pa|f 'i  for.���58782. - -1  ======== ^  On Tuesday, January 25th, %at  Nicola Valley General Hospital,"']  the death occurred of Mrs. 'Lenajj  Lundberg, wife of Pte. Lundbergl  who is with,a regiment of-the  Canadian forces stationed in Van-/,.  eouver.   Aged 25 years,deceased'!  leaves a husband and a'two weeksil  old child.    Mr.  N.  J.  Ba'rwickj'  had charge of the undertaking!  arrangements, the funeral will be j  held at the Coldwater Cemetery)  on Sunday.

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