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 fiVi-    i A..1-  >-t.B X  Vol. 6, No. 12  THE   HOME PAFERPOJ?    THE    CITY    OFj MERRITT   AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  MERRITT,   B.&.FBI^ar,   FEBRUARY   11,   1916  Mayor Jaekson Alleges Politics in Gty Council Business.  ions.--  Price 5 Cents  ���-School  Fund Statement.---Local Coal Boosted  Politics First, Schools Last was the  Method of ex-Mayor J. Walters  During His Tenure of Office  Charged Mayor Archie Jackson'at Council Session.���Snatched Oppor-  %      tunity Presented to Forcibly Speak his Mind   o .  I suggest that the Council work in  harmony, with' the School Board in 1916.  The schools are among the best institutions in the.City, and in many ways are  - the least thought of. Itappears to me  that last year some on the Council did  not do what they might have done for  school affairs.  The remarks were in effect the sentiments of Mayor Jackson and expressed  at the City Council meeting on Monday  night and after their deliverance.  L\t��**AId. McGoran rose to remark that  "the remarks of your worship appear  to strike very close to me," adding  that he had always done what was to  his judgement, right in regard to school  . matters, He had a personal interest  In the schools having children attending them and would  always do as he  * had done what he thought was in  the  best interest of the schools.  Mayor Jackson, rising again, "Lhad  - no reference whatever to Mr. McGoran  but he now gives me the opening of  naming who I meant. I had reference  to Ex-Mayor Joseph Walters. and^I am  not ashamed to say it. I believe some  of the members of the Council will bear  me out when I say that for politics he  did his best to appose' the' school Board  in  every  possible  way,  and   certain  . members of the press in Merritt helped  him along. The same newspaper also  asked whether I should be on both  the  * Council and the School Board..I served  ",'the City^'Council for_ three -years and  * ~the School Board" for' five years,  and  although all are' liable to make mistakes  'I do not- know  that theie was much  that-1 did that Awas wrong.   I do not  - ste that if ia up to the-.'press to ask  " why?I am on both boards''-'    X      a ��� -  - Ald-lGrieg speaking as he" said iii the  view of the man in the street, said, the  letter of Aid. McGoran in the press  some time ago was to the point. He  regretted that Ex-Mayor Walters  should have forgotten that he was acting for the City and let politics come  in.  Committee* for 1916  Committees for 1916,named by Mayor  .1 a'ckson, are as follows, the first; named  in each case being chairman of the committee.  Finance���McGoran, Ransom, !_.ranna.  Water and Light���Ewart, McGoran,  and Jackson.  Nicola Valley Goal  is in Demand  Vancouver People Buying Coal  From Interior at Lower  Prices  Will Vancouver consumers begin to look  inland for. their supply of coal as the  result of the recent advance in  price ?  School Promotions  Are Announced  ,ulm ui iuc it.i_t.iu auvance in  price 7   lance  at the  Merritt Public Scl  Coal purchased through  retailers was   ivhich have taken effect. The lists  ���*  Board  of   Works���Ransom,  Cranna  arid Greig.  Sanitation���Jackson, Greig Ewart.  Fire and Police���Greig,  Ewart and  Jackson.  Transportation and;New Industries���  Cranna and McGoran.'  An application by R_ J.'Vanhear for  a reduction of his poolroom > license of  $70 per year.which he considered " was  out of all proportion to the business being done " in present times was considered, and referred to the finance  committee for a report to be handed in  at the n��xt regular meeting. The concensus of opinion among the aldermen  was that if a reduction was made in  this case there would have to be a reduction alround the city, and that it  would be bad precedent to reduce . the  license fees decided nnder bylaws just  because,there had been a temporary  falling off-in business.    ^  In compliance with a request made by  Mr. Baird, Inspector of Municipalities,  it was le'ft with-Aid. "McGoran to procure information and totals respecting  patriotic gifts anti-donations made' by  the' citizens since the^war started, the  . . (Continued on page 4),  quoted at 7.50 a ton within a certain  zone, and at a higher rate outside that  zone, while in some places it could not  be secured at all.  This asks the Vancouver Advertiser  in an article.dealing with the advanced  prices asked for coal in Vancouver tu  which the residents are raising strong  objection and which question has been  under the. consideration .of the civic  industries committee.  Point Grey, however, had bought a  carload of Nicola Valley coal, says the  newspaper and is selling it from the'  car at Kerrisdale at $5.80 a ton, Nobody, can have more than 1800 pounds,  so that it might last. The C. P. R. is  retailing its store of locomotive coal-to  householders who are 'needy enough" to  come and get it, and this too is a product from the interior. -_. - -  Of interest in- this connection ��� is a  letter received by Mayor McBeath from  the manager of Yale mines, claiming  that it had been shipments from this  district to the Coast that had driven  the price down to $6.50 a'ton last year.  The letter claimed' that the Interior  mines had been able to compete with  Vancouver Island mines, notwithstanding the difference between rail and  water freight rates.  Children's School Work   Inter-  f ered with by the Severe  Weather  Following are the individual lists of  class promotions of children in atten-  iance at the  Merritt Public Schools,  were  E.  Philip McLean Unanimously Elected  President of Local Conservative  Association at Annual Meeting  Officers  for   1916.���Votes of Confidence   Passed   to   Conservative  Leaders in Province and Dominion  ���o-  Dr. Lamont is at Guelph,. Ontario, visiting relatives before  going to London to take up a'  position as a House Surgeon at  the Great Northern' hospital' ih  the English capital.      ���'   '  jf**~**H~*~fr***H^  Merritt Mercantile CoriiDany  SNAPS AND COOKIES  A WINDOW  FULL  TO  CLEAR) AT per lb. .10  ?  T  T  Y  Y  Y  ���>  compiled for the local press by L.  Morrissey, Principal of the Schools.  Regarding the promotions it ia noted  that some of the pupils have been promoted "on trial." To hold their places  they must be abte to keep up with their  work. On account of the cold and the  bad weather generally the attendance  has been very poor, and as a result not  as many children as was expected received promotions, and several pupils  made littls advancement in January,  consequently several may be demoted.  y:"-j Promoted to First Primer  Nat Beavis, Vera Darney, John Dunlop, ,i Martha Gaeter, Lizzie Gaeter,  Rosina McStay, Margaret Richardson,  Tom���Slater, Kong Sing, Willie Scott,  Agnes Lowe, Dick .Wallace, Peggy  Young.  , _' Promoted from  First Primer to Second. Primer  , Annie Chervate, Bernice Carrington,  Marcella Dunnigan, Margaret. Ewart,  Johh Hooper, Irene Hytienr Lily Jacques. Marguerite Johnson, Gretta Kay,  Jiip Menzies, John Nisbit, Charlie Pay,  Isabel Pryde, Nan Smith, Aqjiie Thomson:  Promoted from  Second Primer to First Reider  Mfrg>* Annand, Willie Archibald, Bert  Dobie, Jean Fairley, Hannah Foray the,  Kenneth" Hardy,- Alice Howes, "Jean  Hynds, Edward Kadlec; Dorothy Limb,  Marie Lobginger,. Mary Sharp,  Smith; John Walker.    _  Promoted From  The election of officers for the ensuing J We regret exceedingly the catastrophe  year, the passing of reports, together j which within the past few days has des-  with the unanimous adoption of resolu- troyed the historic Capital Buildings of  tions of confidence in the Federal and j Canada, and fear that with them were  Provincial Conservative leaders,marked j destroyed manv valuable records, arid  the maior business- f_-or.oo/.^j -' ���*'���-  ---'���'  the major business' transacted at the  annual meeling of the Merritt, Middlesboro and District Conservative .Association held iri'lhe'K. P. hall on Tuesday  night. .  ��� Mr. Phillip McLean was unanimously  and enthusiastically elevated from the  office of vice-president to that of president of the~Association,'and in thanking  wish to express regret at the same."  Sympathy Tendered to Federal  Member  "We,-the members of the Merritt,  Middlesboro and ���.��� istrict Conservative  Association at our annual meeting beg  to tender to our member the Hon. Martin Burrell their heartfelt sympathy in  his sufferings as a result of the terrible  __._f ��� ,,, ������alJlw���K ....�� uuiic.iugo aa a. result oi trie terrible  the members for the high honor accord- j confligration which destroyed the Cap-  ed him, he said he would promise them - ital Buildings last week.    We wish also  that he would do all in his power to ad- | to express our gratification at his nar-  vance the best interests of the great  cause of Conservatism. With the assistance of the members of their local  association he would do his utmost to  carry out successfully the functions of  the office to Which he had been elected.  "I. am willing and ready, to work hard,''  he concluded.  Officers elected were Hon. Presidents,  Sir R.L. Borden, Hon, W. J. Bowser,  Hon Vice-presidents, Hon. Martin-Bur-'  rell,M-P.Alex. Lucas, h.l.a., and j" T.  Robinson,' of Kamloops.'   President:  Phillio McLean, Vice-president Geo. F.  Ransom,  Secretary-Treasurer Dr. -G.  H. Tutill, Executive, H. S, Cleasby,A.  Jackson, J. Paton, T. Clark, F.A.Reid  and Ed.. C. Bell.  In the .general business the ���.financial  report submitted by  Secretary-Treas.  Dr. Tutill was accepted; new members  were 'received,    while minor  amend  row escape from a-frightful death, and  trust that he will soon be restored to  health and activity."  Sir Richard McBride  "We, the.members of this Association in annual meeting assembled wish  to express our'regret at the severance  of the ties which have existed so long  between Sir Richard McBride and the  Conservatives of British Columbia; We  ���desire also to wish Sir Richard every  success in his new sphere of action,  where it will be in his power  to do so  greatest-  much for the Province whose  native son he is.",  Confidence in Present Provincial  Administration  "That this Association in annual  meeting affirms its confidence in the  "present Provincial administrafon headed by the Hon.  W. J. Bowser and sincerely trusts that be and they may long.  Ben I ments in tbe constitution weie adopted.  J�� "Pared Jo gu'de the destinies of th.s  '   The resolutions passed, .which follow P">v^nce-  in   detail,   were . as   follows :���to  the!      Confidence in Provincial Member  first Reader to Second Reader       ��'gh* Hon" Sir R- L- Borden: the Hon.  Andrew Dickie, Peter Gorilon.Louisa  p-T^   S^1'   MP'   the   Hon*   sir  Gilderdale,  Harry Hoggan,   Matthew ���rd   ^Bride;   the   Hoi,.   W.   J.  Bowser and the Provincial Government-  Alex Lucas M.L.A.. J. T. Robinson, of  CO   S  ���0>  ^���h**>**-^^*->*****^*^^<.^^^..x.<..:-^m^.^_^^^^.>^^^_^^  PAY-DAY  CASH SPECIALS  5?  n  a  "i.*  V:   ^ ���.������sy^l  ��� ^^^====- ��� ^  -^-. -s|��  - Ramsay's Sodas," tins, each .30  |  Holbrook's Worcester Sauce bot. .40  $  Coffee, whole roasted, specially fine blend *  - -     -=: _3-ib._J.oo I  Molasses, t -'--" " -���2"jg; tinSp 2"for".25  J  Canned Salmon, half lb. tins, .15   t  Currant Jelly, eld country make in 1 lb.   ,    .     $  tins, Reg. .35, for .25 .?  Jam, in 7 lb', tins, - Reg. 1.25 for .90  |  Jam, in 5 lb. tins; plum only,    Reg. .85 for .70  |  Heintz Dill Pickles, per tin .20   f *  Gherkins, sweet mixed and walnut pickles , ���*  in bottles, old country-goods,   per bot. .15   f  Canned Apricots,' in tins,        "Reg. .35 for .25   &  each .35   *  '    2 pkt: .35  I  per cake .10  .>  2 for -.25; ���  6 for .25  3 for .25  r  9-  u  a*  3  a.  O  ST  f  sr  a    w  a  ..fit  3.  ��    *^-*  ��  2-  ��   a  GO  So  CO  Kennedy, Robei t Marr, Hasel Moore,  Joe Mitchell, John Neilson, Jimmie  Strachan, Janet Thompson, Douglas  Tutill, Sidney Wade.  Promoted From  Junior Second to Senior Second  Ina  Bevis,   Maggie  Brown,   David  Cartwrlght, Lionel Crawford, Margar-  ��� . et-,Gr&wfoJd, Pay Gay, Dorothy Lang-  -��. staff,. Roderick Munro, Nellie Ma'druifi,  ** I Nellie McMillan, Gwendoline Ruddock,  Howard   Ransom,'  Willie   Sherwood,  Made] Smith,  Gladys Wade,  Richard  Jacqups, Harold' Hardy.  .   Promoted From i  Senior Second to Junior Third '  George Bevis, Gertrude Clark, Oliver  Carrington, Lillian Collett, Charley  Collett, Harry Fairley, James Fairley,  Harold���Grimmett,���Willie���Grimes,  George Jacques, Harold Jamieson,  Mary Kabljec, Eino Klemola, Cyril  Limb, Jack McGrath, Helen Nisbett,  DoriS;Neaves, Robert Service, Teddy  Staton; .Agnes Sharp,  Isabal Taylor, |  J  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ?  ���!���  Kamloops, candidate-elect for the new  Cariboo Federal Riding; ex-President  James Fairclough, now on active service'with the colors and other members  of the Association -or citizens he may  meet at the front.  -Confidence in Sir R. L. Borden  "That this- Association in annual  meeting assembled reaffirm their confidence in the Hon. R. L. Borden and his  government and heartily ^endorse their  actions in respect to the terrible conflict  jn which our Empire Is now engaged.    1  "We, the members of the Merritt,  -Middlesboro and District Conservative  Association desire .at this our annual  meeting reaffirm our confidence in our  member Alex. Lucas, m.l.a. and to  express the hope that he may long be  spared to represent us."  > John T. Robinson,: Federal Candidate  , Elect  "The members of this Association  at their annual meeting wish to reaffirm '  their confidence  in John T." Robinson,  nominee-elect for Cariboo and "pledges  its undivided support for his  election -  should a Federal contest be: called.  We  SIso desire to express our sincere thanks  to Mr. Robinson for tl'e very able and  energetic manner he has  attended  to  business of  this section  entrusted to  him since his nomination."  u**  P  r  tu  O-,  Graham Wafers, large tins.  Biscuits, old country,  Glycerine Soap, Lilac Rose,  ��� Palm Olive Soap,  Royal Crown Soap,'  Fels Naptha Soap  1  sr  9  o-a  3-  o  o  _i ^a *2*^�� ^* ��^* ^�� *2* ^�� ^�� ��^* ��j�� *j����j* ���$���*{��� ��J�� ^�� �����*���!-��� *I* ^J* *S* ��5�� ^* ��-x�� ���** ���^���^�� "J**?*4^ *5* �������� **������ ^* *^* ���iJ**5* *5 *I*  I  ^  ���5"  ZSm  ��_.  o  m  to  CO  O  I  ���a  o  5?  o  O  $  Ui  o  GET   OUR   PRICES   ON *-  FLOUR, - FEED, - SUGAR, - LARD - MEATS  f  ���  f  "t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Sodie  W^at  Walkie,   David  Wallace.  City Council WilS  Enforce Bylaw  Snow Must be Removed from  Sidewalks in the Business  Section  Towards the end of the City Council I  Over Half Amount  Now Subscribed  Position   of   Patriotic   Fund  Date.���Payment of  -   Instalments  to  License and Police  .'Commissioners for 1916  Aid.: Geo. F. Ransom and ��� Dr. G. H.  Tutill.have received appointments from  the Provincial Secretary as members of  the*Police Commission for the City of  Merritt for 1916.  Appointment as License Commissioners have been received by Aid. W.Cranna and Mr. Phillip McLean.  Mayor A. Jackson is chairman of  each commission by virtue of his office  as mayor.  Dons j session on Monday evening, Mayor  Jackson asked :  "Any new business 1"  Aid. Greig: What about the snow on  the sidewalks ?  Mayor Jackson: There's a bylaw  dealing with it.  Aid. - Greig accordingly moved   and  According to the lists received by.  Treasurer Strickland of theNicola  Valley Branch of the Canadian  Patriotic fund a total of $4,536  has been donated in subscriptions  to date. Lists have not yet been  received from the two local mines  ��� _, - ��� ��� icv-civcu Hum Lue two local mines  Aid. Ransom seconded a resolution that from Canford or Douglas Lake,  the chief of police instruct property ���   >ir Turner Second in  Command of Strathcona's  Better known to many people in the  - Nicola Valley as Major Turner, D.S.O.  of "D". Squadron, 31st B. C. Horse,  this well known officer, formerly of  Aspen Grove,now holds the important  post of second in command of the  ���I*�� j Strathcona Horse, according to advices  t     F0R QUAUTY TRY "MERCO" FO* serV,ce     %  ���T�� (received here from England.  t  A party of young people will .1 ave  the City about seven oclock tonight as  ajsleigh party with Nicola as their  destination.  holders in the business, section of the  City that a bylaw exists requiring that  they shall forthwith have removed the  snow from the sidewalkiin the sidewalk  in front of the premises they occupy.  Next morning shovels were in great  demand and the sidewalks soon began  to assume a more tidy appearance and  more comfortable to traverse .In the  block: next to the News office one party  had laboriously cleared the sidewalk of  considerable, snow when  his neighbor  unaware of his applied energy started  having his roof cleared; the snow dropping a litttle faster than the proverbial  "rain from heaven '.' on the dry place  beneath.   As the parties referred  to  are,' respectively,   a   lawyer  and -an  undertaker we are for obvious reasons  obliged.to withold details of the conflict  of applied energy prompted,  perhaps,  by the pending enforcement  of   the  bylaw.  Mr. Moreside, of Saskatchewan, arrived ia the City last night to fulfil an  important engagement,   Get it !  While the promised subscriptions  are in most cases to be paid  monthly, which should mean an  averiage payment monthly of $378  to the treasurer, only $235 was  sent in in: January. The committee of the fund are anxious  t at this average shall be improved in future and would urge  all who have given subscriptions  te pay in their instalments as  near to the first day jn each  month as.possible.  The sum of $271 has been received as sundry donations in  cash by people who preferred  contributing this way instead of  over an.extended period. Solicitation is still being carried on by  sub-committees of the fund and  it is hoped gradually to raise the  total subscribed from $4,536 to  the aspired amount of $7,500 for  the y6ar. Friday. Feb, 11. 1916  THH NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  -   Published Every Fjiiday  Publisher: Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in advance,  $2.00  per year in Canada.    Great  Britain, United Stages and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Address :   The Nicola Valley New3, P. O. Drawer 'L,'Merritt, B. C.  ABRAHAM LINCOLN  Tomorrow, February 12th, 1916, is the 107th anniversary of the  birth of one of America's greatest spns. It is a 107 years tomorrow  since Abraham Lincoln entered the world, in an humble environment,  to rise step by step to the presidency of the United States, the -uppermost pinnacle of American fame.  The sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was  born in Hardin County, Kentucky, February 12,1809, being the son  of Thomas Lincoln began life as a laboring farmer. While he was  still a boy his father moved to Illinois: there Lincoln began life as a  laborer in the bush, building rail fences a circumstance which gained  for him in after years the designation of "the rail-splitter"���also working  as a common sailor on the flat boats which navigated the Mississippi  River. While thus employed he picked up a little learning, and gave  all his spare time to reading what books came -his way.  He served as Captain of militia during the Indian trouble in the  Northwest and in 1834 was elected to the Illinois Legislature? Three  years later he was admitted to the bar, and met with much success as  an advocate. In 1847 he was elected to Congress, where he supported  the Whig Party, and became conspicuous as an opponent of slavery.  The Whig Party was broken up after the Presidential Election of 1852,  and two years later he appeared as a leader of the Party. He made  several nnsuccessful attemps to obtain a seat in the Senate. In 1860,  however, he was raised to the highest office in the Republic.  The National Republican Convention met at Chicago in June of  that year, and up to the eleventh hour it was supposed that Mr. Chase,  of the state of Ohio, and Mr. Bates, of Missouri, would divide the  votes of the western delegation; but they were suddenly abandoned  and Mr. Lincoln was brought forward in their stead. The local pressure was so great that he carried the nomination over Mr, Seward, and  was elected President in November, 1860.  The result of the election was tremendous. Nearly all the Southern  States seceded from the Union before the new President was inaugurated. Then came the attack on Fort Sumter and the terrible Civil  War, which for four long years devastated the Southern 'States of. the  Union. Lincoln's tact and services during these four years are .too  well .known to be recounted.  At the expiration of his term of office he '.was re-elected to the  Presidency, and lived to see the ultimate success of the Federal arms,  and the surrender of Richmond and the army cf General Robert E.  Lee. While on a visit to the Ford Theatre Washington, April 14  1865. Abraham Lincoln was shot through the head by an actor named  John Wilkes Booth; he passed away on the following morning.  Merritt's Public  Building Vote  The principal votes for Public  Buildings in British Columbia  tabled, in the main estimates for  the fiscal year and brought down  by Sir Thomas White, Minister  of Finance on Thursday afternoon  in the House of Commons are  given below.  There are no new items for  public, works and undertakings,  except for necessary repairs and  it is understood that the policy  announced at the outbreak of the  war will be. continued and that  only-work under contract or indispensably necessary in the  publicinterestwillbe'proceeded  with.  The items include .for public  building at���  Merritt $ 25,000-  Ashcroft 25,000  Kamloops ''        104,000  Penticton 15,000  Revelstoke 50,000  Trail 20,000  .  Bank Accountant  To Go East  Robert,Methven, accountantof  the Bank of Toronto in this city,  has resigned his position and will  leave the first week in March for  Connellsville, Penna., where,he  expects' to take up a similar position to that he holds here.  Mr. Methven,- who enjoys general popularity both in business  and private, circles, entered the  bank as junior on the staff of Mr.  A. N. Rogers, the manager, foiir  years ago.'  A young business man of marked promise. Mr. Methven's many  friends will wish him further success in whatever new sphere of  activity he enters.  Refrigerator Car.  Ablaze on Sunday  A C.P.R. refrigerator, car filled  with groceries and other iner-  ch'andise shippedfrom Vancouver to Greenwood, Rossland and  Boundary, points caught fire  whilst in the local, station yards  last Sunday afternoon. Originating probably from some' mishap  in connection with the stoves  heating the car, both ends of the  car .were badly burned. '(  It is said that possibly $300  damage was done to the car,  while several'hundreds of dollars  damage was done to the contents  by fire and water. After the K.  V.R7 officials" andmeh" uhassistedr  had endeavored unsuccessfully  to put the fire out the City' Volunteer Fire Brigade men with  a strong jet eventually got the  blaze subdued. Some trouble  was experienced owing to the  flames getting between the  boards of the double roof. Owing to the deep and binding snow  on the streets a horse had to. be  obtained'to haul the hose reel to  the railway tracks near ; the  garage.  Small Attendance  at Guild Meeting  Owing to the severity of the  weather and some of the members being laid up with colds  there was little business trans*,  acted at the meeting of the  Patriotic Guild held .on Monday  afternoon,,when it was reported  that the sum of $6.50 was netted  from the sale of refreshments ai  the recent ice carnival. The  money will go to the prisoners.oi  war fund. " Another large box  of sox for the soldiers at the!  front is about ready for shipping.  JVWady'8  Mirror  The Business Woman's Toilet.  The business woniiin liiis.uo timo foi  morning prinking. Asuae young woni  an puts it, "Before I go to bet] sit  night I hsiTe to be dressed fpr the next  day." She does not spend mbre Hum  an hour in the evening over her toilet,  but in addition she spends nn lumr  once a week ut a lirst class benut,\  parlor. Ono" week she has a sli.tuipon  und scalp treatment, another facial  massage and mank-iire treat incut; <m  another visit her feet are put in order-  aud so on..  She takes her warm, cleansing hath  at uiglit.'lmt before tills'.sho cleanses  her face and neck thoroughly with in  good cleansing cream, then anoints il  with  massage cream,   which   for tin-  moment she leaves on the face.,  Grooming the Hair.  She lets down . her hair, brushes li  thoroughly  and   leaves  it  pinned-up  lightly, but su/Iicff-utty high to escape  a wetting In tin* bath.    Then she Ii!i_i-  her nails and jumps iu her bath, ulnrli  Is soft nnd fragrant with soap powdei  She does not allow the water to touch  her face or neck, but Mie uses a ti.��*li  brush  vigorously  over  her  body  nnd  scrubs her linger nails and toe null-.  before slie empties the tub and rinx".  oft" well wilh a line spray.   This spra}  or thorough  nn.se is absolutely ucces  Kiiry.   for,  aftei   Ihe so,ip\   water  ha.*-  done  its  cleansing  purpose.  It  should  be well rinsed oil the skin  Massaginj the Face.,  When she returns to tier toilet tabic  'the heal of the italh has started a mild  pcispiratKiii on scalp and luce, and  the massage cieani that she has lefi  on her face has been largely absoibcd  She gives hci.si'.ilp u live minute mas  sage, and, slightly wetting her hair  she rolls tbe locks about the face ami  nape of the neck over kid rollers for  the night -The skin of the face beim*  now well lubricated, a -few minutes'  facial massage cpifte removes the tired  liuos of tlie day. nnd slie finishes wilh  a brisk douche ot cold water  Caring For the Nails.  The skin about the anils has been  softened in tile lialh and a few min  utes' work with a nail stick, followed  by n,little'polishing, i.s siiliicient to put  them in good condition Nails that are  never neglected' are' not difficult to  beep in order  If. any artificial bnlr.ls worn this is  the .moment to brush it and arrange it  for , the morning ��f there are auy  changes to be made'in ��� the dress���a,  stitch to take, a tresh collar to be udil  ed���do it now. Lay qui clean clothes.  put soiled'ones,Into the laundry bag  The,' few extra minutes this will take  nre largely compensated for. by the'  i eat fulness of going to bed in a tidy  room and the consciousness that there  need be no rush or-disturbance in the  morning.  How to Wash thc  Hands,  There is a right and wrong way of  doing everything, and this maxim ap  piles us much to washing the hands as  to anything else  Choose your soap carefully. It must  be good and.pure and not too highly  scented. A little borax or ammonia in  (ho "water will serve the double pur-,  pose of softening it nnd assisting to re  move stains.  Every time you wash your hands1  wash them thoroughly, taking care  (.hat the lines on the palm-are perfectly  cleansed. If this is neglected tbe lines  will became coarser and deeper, whit h  Is Just what we are most anxious to  avoid.  Tt Is very Important indeed thnt the  hands should be thoroughly dried and  that ^hey should not be exposed eithei  to cold or the heat of the fire Inline  dlntely after being washed.  ���If-they-are left-with-a-little-dampness on them you are encouraging tin  formation of chaps, and roughness and  redness are sure to folios?.  , Foot Ease.  Nothing-is more trying to the temper  than a corn. If the corn is n hard otic  nnd very bad bind a ulice of lemon  over lt every night till It is less pain  fill.  If you have soft corns between the  afflicted "-toes put pads of absorbent  cotton saturated with boraclc powder  Use. a fresh .pndievery day. It is won  derful how quickly this.treatment re  Ueves the pain.  If your feet get tender and blister  easily when walking you should always wear woolen stockings, and be  fore pulling them on your feet should  be well dusted over witli boraclc pow  der..  Beautiful White Hands.  -   To whiten hands that have become  browned through exposure the follow-  ing Is an excellent mixture:  Take a wiiieglnssful each of honey,  lemon juice and eau de cologne,'  Mix well together, pour into a china  Jar and keep closely corked. Apply  night and morning after washing and'  drying, rubbing the mixture well Into'  the bands.  The Powder Puff.  Instead of powder puffs requiring  frequent cleansing there .are now 'offered tiny balls of absorbent cotton  tied with pink, blue, yellow or mauve  ribbons to match the toilet table color.  These are to be used once and discarded: They should be kept in a wide  mouthed Jar or pv*.     "���        ".  Oratorio, "The  Crucifixion " to  he Rendered  In Easter week th.e first oratorio ever given in the. Nicola  Valley will be sung by a choir of  over thirty voices, singers selected from the church choirp in the  City and others interested in the  higher branches of choral music.  On Sunday last at the Anglican  Church the first rehearsal of the  sacred work chosen '"The Crucifixion," the masterpiece of Sir  John Stainer, was held, under  the conductorship and direction  of i Mr. C. F. Hooper who is promoting the rendering.  " The Crucifixion " is really a  meditation in sublime music of  the last hours of Christ on earth.  The recitatives and solos are  written for a tenor and bass,  there are - splendid choruses,  while beautiful hymns are inter-,  spersed for congregational singing.  Opening with a recitative .passage by the tenor soloist ''And  they came to a place called  Getbsemane," this is followed  Jby The Agqrty commencing  "Could ye not watch with Me  one brief hour" sung by the"bass  and the full choir with the impressive, chorus which stafts  "Jesu, LordJesu, bowed in bitter  anguish-" The grandeur of Sir  John Stainer's composition is  next seen in '"The Processional  to Calvary" the swelling organ  introduction whose, conclusion  marks the opening in double  forte of the full chorus "piling  wide the Gates" which is vigorous, difficult, and majestic in  effect. In contra distinction to  this loud and full toned chorus  follows the tcno solo opening  quietly with the' tender words-  "How, sweet is the Grace of His  sacred Face." ��� "The Alajcsty-of  the Divine Humiliation" opened  by the tenor soloist'with the  words "King ever Glorious" is  probably the -finest solo in the  oratorio. Then, comes . a ; bass  recitative introducing that well  known and exquisite quartett  "God so loved the work," succeeded shortly afterwards by the  duet "So Thou lifted Thy Divine  Petition" The Sufferings of  Christ on the' Cross in Body and  Soul are poignantly portrayed  in the final chorus "The Appeal  of the"* Crucified," the whole  oratorio reaching its conclusion  with six bars of what is considered by noted musical men to be  harmony unexcelled. The words  sung by first and second tenors  and first and second basses, very  slowly and softly being,  It is   finished!   Father,   into  Thy   hands   I   commend   My  Spirit.  The next rehearsal for the full  choir will be held, on Sunday  afternoon next in the Methodist  Ch urch"at~4"d'cIock7 sharpT-THe"  members of the choir have taken  up their work with remarkable  enthusiasm.  The  ' "It's jUlComfoft."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  - Reliable.information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find a friend you 11  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class ho'el  of Merritt. ���.'.'������ .<?  Hot and Cold  Water. "Rooms   with Baths. Floe large Sample Rocms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Holel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor.  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Fire  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of *  Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  AT DAN MUNRO'S OFFICE  Only Prime Goods  PRIR5E   BEEF, MUTTON  AND  PORK  ^ PREMIUM BACON AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE  *.  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs, Cranberries and Jap Oranges  'Prices Lowest  Quality Highest ���   v  Nicola Valley Meat Market  .p.-ji  Funeral of Late  Mrs. McGarvie  The funeral of the late Mra.  Elizabeth McGarvieof this City  took place at the, local cemetery  on Saturday afternoon, in the  presence of several relatives and  fiiendi?. Mr. Andrew McGoran  officiated. The pallbearei s were,  W. Aflahy, J. Skimmings, Richard  Clark, J. Leitch, W. Hoggan and  J. Dunn,  Local Soldiers  Meet in London  ", G. A. Longbotham, of Canford,  who has obtained a commission  as lieutenant in an artillery company in England has written to a  friend in the" Nicola Valley informing that he met Colonel C.  L, Flick, of Lower Nicola, in  London. Col. Flick had just returned fiom the Dardanelles,  slightly wounded.  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and;  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next'job���no matter how small-'  or how.large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  P, O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   B.  C.  MCLEAN &  CORF  WE HAVE  PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  Prom A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  Air Goods at Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  .        **-  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  Branch organizations have a double dutv to perform. They are expected to do all in their power  to increase the resources of the common fund and.  to. see that soldiers' dependents residing in, the  district under their control are not in want. In  the first, the exparience of th^ pmt fifteen months  has shown that they may ��� expect the ready and  generous support of the Cinadian public. Private  individuals, business houses, societies, schools,  clubs.-municipal, town and country council's are  all co-operating to provide an adequate fund: for  the support of soldiers families.  OF S0LDIIBS IN THE TREE.0HES  AND  THE HIG9LA VALLEY  V Three  1MB NICOLX VALLEY NWS  Friday, Feb.  **K��K-^->##-^****->*-:��^^  *  A National Watchword���      J  THRIFT j  ��� ..���- . *  7r$E economical..   Be thrifty.    Be savings   And encourage all J;  three by depositing your savings in a Bank of Toronto Savings ��  : Account.    Your account will soon grow into attractive propor- *  tions.    Interest is-added twice a year. *  Letters Limi ted to  Four Lines Only  TOTAL  ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $66,'767,203  $5,000,000  $6,439,382  BANK ofTORONTO  !  merritt branch  *.x.**��>.k��->***-k*->*  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  ���:������:��:���>:������:������:���  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,. ETC.'  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J.-A.  Solicitor  MAUGHAN  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  i  Voght   Stkebt, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel       .,  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGO  LATIONS.   -  LODGES  ^COURT UNITY, NO.  9205,  A. 0. F.  FRANK BOND,  C. R.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  ,J. HUTTON,-  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  F. Rankine'  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren; are-cordially invited to at-  '   tend.  A. K. Carrington  Secretary  L.O.L., 1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows'  flail on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet.on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  *    J. G.'Warren. W.M.  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Photographs  of the Best  No_Time_!ike the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call and  ���ee samples at the City Studio.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  Coal mining rights of tbe Dominion  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alber  ta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwesi  Territories and in a portion of tbe  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one yearf  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Nol  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in "which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land musl  be described by sections, or legal sub  divisions of sections, and in unsurvey  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompan  led by a fee of $5, which will be re  funded if the rights applied for are nol  available, but not otherwise. A royal  ty shall be paid on the-merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of uier  chantable coal mined and-pay the.roy  alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once n  year. . t  The lease will include the coal min  fng rights 'only, but the lessee may -be  permitted to purchase whatever' avail  able surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full < Information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,, oi  to any 'Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  ion Lands.  W. W. CO.RY,  Deputy Minister'of the Interior.  " N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   of  this  advertisement will not be' pa If  for.���B8782.   ,  . The Canadian Government has  received noti .<* from London that  the Secretary of State for For  eign Affairs has-been informed  by the United States Ambassador  that the Turkish Government desire that in future reruittancesof  money not exceeding five pounds  from private persons for British  Prisoners of War in Turkey  should be despatched to the International Red Cross Committee  at Geneva for transmission to the  the Oltaman Red Crecent Society  atConstantinople by whom payment to the recipients will be effected and a receipt returned to  the International Committee at  Geneva.  Letters and parcels should also  be sent to the International Red  Cross Committee at Geneva for  transmission. Such letters and  parcels are post free. Money  should be remitted by International Money Order which can be  obtained at any post office and  which should be made payable to  the International RedCro3s Committee at Geneva and sent on  with full name, numberand regiment of the Prisoner of War to  whom the money is to be paid.  Information has also been^ received from the, United States  Ambassador that Prisoners of  War in Turkey are now allowed  to-write-only one letter a week  limited to four lines and that this  regulation applies also-to letters  addressed to them. Letters* of  greater length will not be.deliv-  ered.  Got "More Money" for your Foxes  Moskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  reiS collected la your section  SMTP TOITH T-UKS I)!!tKCT to "'*-HJI5EI!T"tIiP larflest  house In the IVorW eca!:ng eicluviiclv In K!>__..fU A.'.lfclUCANRAW FUHS  a reliable���respo-i -il.!e���s,a__c l*m Ilmiveui.ti .inunLleimMiedrep-  ut nion c\i_,t'_.j_r ��i r 'more th.-i.i ,11 ..rcl of r. oeiili'rv." a Ionic sm>  ce^s-ul record of' Jndinpr l'"ur .SlupDer-. prnaipi. SATISFACTORY  A_\D PROI'I r/i.'Li: returns. Write for * C'fcr S-ljn'orrt g?i)ipvtr,"  tne only reliable..- (-curate market report and line e list publii'ied  Wiite for St���NOW���it's FItliE  A. B. SHUSERT Ir��c' ��5-27 v'rsT Austin ave.  n. u. .JAiV^J-SijiYAj, iilt.. Dept C 93 CHICAGO, U.S.A.  OEKB  DLC7E VELVET WI1AP  This elaborate e\eiiiiig wrap Is of  peacock blue vehet embioiUeied In  gold, with ball tiiuiming of pea code  blue and gold It has a wide, stialgUt  collar witL sl._c\ es lire_i,.b effect  TIDY ATTICS.  What's in a Name?  Say the Juniors  ���* V *i* V %' VV V VVVVv VVVVV yyvW*  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry,, etc  'Hot Pies every Saturday.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  4  f.  ���M-****M'***-M��M-************  IMPORTANT to housewives  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac-  chine in good order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone call to 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my ��tore,Granite  Avenue.  Household Banking Accounts  in The Bank of 'Toronto .have  qeen found byimany to be a great  convenience. The accounts may  be opened in the names of husband or wife,' and either ,may  deposit or withdraw money.  Interest is paid on these accounts  twice a year. ���  Cougers are causing trouble to  the deer near Penticton and coyotes are also a nuisance.  Ry- ten goals to seven, after a  fast and exciting game, Merritt  Juniors defeated Merritt Seniors"  in the hockey game played at the  local rink on Friday night. Several of thespe'etators'assert that  the game was a finer exhibition  than the, Princeton match with  the seniors," played a few weeks  previously.  The goalscorers were, for the  winners, Norman (firimmett 5,  Hector Kansom 2,  Roy Carrington 1;  Percy- Ransom 5,  Kibbin 1. '  Good individual and combined  play was seen on both sides.  , The line-up was���  Seniors ,  Darknell Goal  Barrett Point'  Morrissey-    C.-Point  Boyd Rover  McKibbin Centre  Ransom L.-Wjng  Hoggan      R.-Wing  Referee���M. A. Durland.  On Wednesday next, the local  SeniorsandiJuniors"will'meet~in  a return hockey match af'the  rink .when it is expected the  Seniors will do their utmost to  avenge the defeat their team received at the hanJs of "the  kids" la3t week. The game  will start at eight o'clock sharp.  Geo. Wass 2,  for the losers  Boyd 1,  Mc-  Juniors  Collett  Brolin  Grimmett  Ransom  Grimmett  Carrington  Wass  They Are Evidences of Thrift and Neatness on the Housewife's Part.  1 Maiiy garrets are regarded as the  natural dumping ground Tor the castoir  furnishings of nil the other rooms iu  the house. Pictures und bric-a-brac  which have fallen into disuse find their  way there until some promised day  when they will he thrown away Often  tills day never conies, and each cleaning day the general rilTralC of a household is dusted und then put back into  place.  This Is a mistake und adds but extra  care aud 'trouble for the housewife.  And, as to old letters, they accumulate  so 'quickly thut there is no staying  tbem unless one has tbe strength of  mind, to destroy most of them at once  before they flud-their way into boxes  and tlience to the garret, where they  remain to gather the dust of ages and  perhaps become the prey of prying  eyes. One cannot'bear to sever all  the links that recall pleasant associations of the past, but the boarding,of  material things���scattered and broken  ���Is but catering to a sentimentality  which is neither.-wholesome nor wise.  CHEER UP!  Spring will soon be here. But  don't forget to bring me your  Clothes early so as to avoid the  Spring Cleaning  Rush  Kaslo women have sent one ton  of jam to Red Cross headquarters  at Toronto, valued at $400.  Out��of every wage ��� some portion should be banked regularly,  their -as security against the proverbial rainy day or as a foundation to future prosperity. $1.00  will open an account in the Bank  of Toronto,* and interest is added  half-yearly to the balances on deposit.  At Prince George, H. Yewdall  of Winnipeg," >as fined $20 for  attempting to ship furs out of  this-province without a permit.  The total receipts for the second year of the NeIsonJand district patriotic fund to , date  amount to $5,227.90, according to  the report of the treasurer.  It was decided by the unanimous, vote of the Nelson City  Council to make an immediate  grant of $100 to the 102nd Battalion company fund.  Quiet Month for  the City Police  '���.Chief of Police Willgoose presented the police report for January to the City Council on Monday last., The "month^of new  resolutions " was a quiet one ����� s  it affected the guardians of the  law. There were but five cases,  in which fines were ordered-and  paid.' One case was dismissed.  The total police court fines and  costs! for the month aggregated  $77.50.  Economical Salads.  Vegetable salad for luncheon may be  made of left over vegetables found in  the refrigerator, any combination of  vegetables being acceptable.  Potatoes and beets, with or without  tbe addition of cucumbers, string  beans,' cold baked beans, all afford delicious material for a salad.   ~  These salads find a natural complement, both ln food value and flavor, ln  cheese, and this may be served ln  sandwiches for variety.  When Welsh rabbit or cheese pudding is made' the left over portion  should be put in a cup and set away In  a refrigerator, to be used later as a  sandwich filling, and this Is particularly good. with the addition of a few  drops of Worcestershire sauce.  Tf you are thinking of getting a  New  Spring Suit  Call round and'inspect the values  1 have to offer and-you will cer-  ;      tainly leave your Suit  I ,        money with me.  J  ANDREW EWART  The City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  YGUH Klf'G/IfJO CuUNTRY  Grimmett; Wins  Curiing Cup  - Wheni_Boillng P<*aih_   ���When- boiling green peas add a lettuce leaf and tablespoonful of sugar  nnd they will retain their color and  have a much better flavor.  ' Nonrusting Hook*,  If you boll books and eyes in strong  soda water before sewing them on  garments lt will prevent their Iron-  molding in tbe wash.  Among the guests registered  at the Coldwater Hotel dufing  ;he early part of the week were,  T. J. Corwin, who had just re-  urncd from a trip to Greenwood  on mining lu&'nesF, A.V. Ihomp-,  son, of the K.V.R., and N. Swar ���  son of Spokane.  .��   -t--��.-��--*--��,-t_t--t���t-   w.   ���  NOVELTIES   IN   STYLE.  Dyed laces are to be used.  A new idea Is tbe combination  of bluck satin and plaid serge.  Frocks of net, arranged in  plaits or ruffles are favorites.  Skirts are made entirely of ro-  man stripes.  Extreme suppleness of tissue  und shot metal effects will lead  iu'silks and velvets. ��  Flounces and ruffles share the X  interest with tunic and plents.   ' *f  Many of the new suits are $  trimmed-with bands of velvet      ��  A pretty new fashion is thnt X  of "the court panel" of velvet T  worn with the afternoon or J  evening frock of different ma T  terial. . -f  Cheeked materials with rough I  surfaces, such as zlbeline, ve- ��  lours de laiue and duvetyii.'nre A  . numbered among the smartest "j*  fabrics for topcoats. For a school- A  girl there is oue of checked blue T  and green woolen velours.  ' A  ���i* \ A  j^-[-j_;.^_;..j���j..j_j_j_j..I^j^.^^^j_j^_j_j.  .Most of us would rather preach than  practice anyway.  By fourteen to seven after a  very interesting and keenly contested game M. L. Grimmett's  rink defeated A. W. Strickland's  aggregation in the final of the  Strickland Curling Cup competition at the Rink on Wednesday  night, Tliere was quite a large  sprinkling of spectators who  followed the rocks with interest  until the end, approaching eleven  oclock. The score stood 11 7 in  favor of Grimmett when Skip  Strickland fired his last shot  which instead of evening up the  points_gave_Skip_Grimmett -a  further lead.  The players were, M.L Grimmett, skip, with M. Mclntyre,  E. C. Johnson and M. A. Durland; A. W. Strickland, skip,  with P. McL'-an, W. Fairley, J.  R. Joblmg.  The cup was presented by Mr.  Strickland two years ago, in j 914  Mr. Grimmett winning the trophy  that season. In 1915 Messrs  Ransom and Strickland were in  for the final when veiy mild  weather intervened and the possession of the cup for that season  was not decided.  The curlers are intent upon  taking full advantage of the  remainder of the winter season.  Another competition i.s now being  arranged.  For Canada's Oversea's  Regiments, Cavalry  or Infantry :  Recruits will be inspected and riied-'  ically examined at  The Nicola Valley:  News Office,  merritt;  On any evening between  7.30 and 5.30 p.m.  C. TYNER,  o.c. ' D' Squad. 31 st B. C. Horse  GOD  SSVE   THE   KING  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .   VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BHUHSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under  J.  the management of Mr. and Mrs.  Ii. Plumb, late of Merritt.  Do you  know the war cry of  the High School hockey  team.  Here it is:'  Ringle-jingle ally go saykns,  We're from ihe.High School.  How do you,like us ?  Ringle-jingle ally go bell.  If you don't like us  You need'nt yell.  A high clti��s hotel with reasonable rate*  centrally located���ten minutes from C,  P.R. Whn'rf.    50c, 75c,s$ 1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK!  Write ahead for reservations.  Jimmy Clark to  Fight Germans  Jimmy  Clarke, ,the able boxer t *  who has given a 'couple of exhi^,  bi tions in Merritt during the'past  year and who made himself pop-"  ular in (he district by" his clean  and scientific boxing.has enlisted.v  for overseas service.   On Friday-'  last he joined the'strength of the..  158sh  Battalion,   known-as-thev'  Duke ol Connaught's Own, now-  mobilizing in  Vancouver.   Jim-' ���  my's art should stand him- in ���_  good stead if he -'should'happen-,  to drop his  rifle when 'jn close ���  contact with the Germans.  Greenwood ��� council  is buying i  the city's wood supply at $1.75 a  Customs house business is so'  heavy at Trail that another clerk  rick.'  1 has been added to the staff. Equk  am mmx jtalley news..  Friday, Feb. 11, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  yUhe House of JllZeril in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We haoe one of the best thought of and most talked of Hotels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. A. Hoggan, Prop.  Save!  YOUR HORSES FEET  Keep away from costly ac- |  cidents on the bad roads by I  always having your horses I  well  shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY "  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  BLACKSNHTHING  In its various branches  neatly   ar.d    promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  J. L. DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  Platoon Organised  at Little Lytton  To date there are 25 men  signed up in Lytton as the  nucleus of a platoon of the Cariboo Rangers. The men are billeted in a comfortable barrack  room, with dining room and  sleeping quarters. More recruits  are wanted.  A grand concert will be held  in Lytton on Friday. February  18, the proceeds to be devoted to  that worthy institution the Red  Cross Society. An energetic  committee is completing details  of the arrangements for the  program. Several musical friends  from Kamloops have promised to  assist.  "11 Tunneling Go.  Now in England  F. S. Gay, who left Merritt>a  few weeks age expectingto-catch  up to the local batch of recruit^  which joined the No. 2 Tunneling  Co, stationed at Calgary^ and  which left a week ahead of tiini,  has passed a preliminary ���' examination at Winnipeg for enlistment with the Canadian Engineers and oh arriving at Ottawa  he had to undergo another qualifying examination.   ���  The Merritt and district men  in the No. 2 Tunneling Co. arrived in England oh Fridajj,  February 3, according to a cable  despatch. C. Stephenson, -who  joined the Company as its tailor  has been given the rank of Sergeant. There were over three  hundred officers and men in the  contingent, which sailed to England on the Missenabie.  Valentine Whist  Drive and Dance  Mrs. Howell John was admitted to membership of the Red  jCross Society at. the meeting  held yesterday afternoon. Arrangements were completed for  the St. Valentine Whist Drive  and Dance to be held; on Monday  evening next, in the K. P. .Hall.'  Whist will commence at 8,30,  dancing at 10 Refreshments  will be served.      V  Monday is Valentine's Day.  I  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  Cheer up! the  higher every day.  sun is rising  The Cash Store, whose motto  "More for Ees3" is always evident in the price list published  every week, are this week offering specials in Jams and Canned  Fruits. Read their ad. on this  page.  Approximately $18,000 will be  paid out by the two local coal  mines on the next monthly^pay-  days. Owing to the temporary  disorganization of the accounting  end of the business of the Middlesboro Colleries through the  loss of office data and -interruption to the business through the  recent'fire, that mine will pay  on Wednesday, February , 16.  .'Die Coalhill mine will pay on  Saturday, next. ,  For  Up-to-date  And  Seasonable  Goods  At Most Reasonable Prices  The condition of Mrs. Alex  Coutlie is still very grave. Much  sympathy is being extended to  the family ln their trouble.  Recruits who enlisted with  Sergt. Leitch on Monday, for  overseas service with the Cariboo  Rangers were John McDonald  and Peter Duncan, both of Quilchena. Trooper T. Watt has been  transferred from the 30th B. C.  Horse���Home Defence���to the  same unit. All three are being  billeted in Merrittr  ROSE MARCHE  7        '     ' 7;CrQ��5^  The Ladies  and Children's  Outfitters  t  t  ���  ���_*  ���  I  .%������  ���t  t  V  ���I*  *  *  V  t  X  .���**.x~:~>******_x..:<-^  Merritt Soldier    ,  Wants Letters  Stanley Kirby and B. G. Stewart of Nicola,- were business  visitors to the city this week.  . ��H,*-H^**H'**H*+**S**M,**H,��H^  GROCERIES  Birth. On Wednesday,  8th, to Mr. and Mrs. 6. B.  strong, a daughter.  Feb,  Arm-  A. N. B. Rogers, manager of  Bank of Toronto here, was a  visitor to Nicola the first of the  week.  Repair Work of All Kinds  Dr. Gillis Returns  From the East  Owing to the all round activity  in executing war orders there is  a pronounced boom in business  "right through the East. There is  plenty of work in most spheres.  As regards recruiting this is proceeding in a manner quite diffei-  ent to how we find it in the West,  saidDrr JrJr-Gillis whoreturned  to Merritt last week end after  spending a month at his home in  PrinceEdward Island and visiting  the  leading  Eastern   Canadian  cities. Recruiting, I found, largelj  undertaken along systematic lines  on the sound principle that men  who could best serve their country at the front were urged to  enlist while those who could do  more valuable home service such  as  doing  necessary   work    on  farms,    or     supporting   ~aged  parents or widowed mothers were  told they should not enlist and  'were refused attestation privileges.    In most communities the  clergy are most active in enlisting men to the colors, the names  of those who should go and those  who ought not to, being systematically recorded. ,  Dr. Gillis visited the House of  Commons on the Monday previous  "to the devastating fire and'has a  ticket to" the Visitors Gallery as  an interesting souvenir..  From conversations he had  with medical men and others  just returned from Europe he  found that Great Britain was at  last fully, awake to its responsibilities and profound dangers.  MALE HELP WANTED-  Boy about 13 or 14, to go to school  and do light chores around house.  Small family. Good home. Apply  Box 55, Lillooet, B.C.  Mine Inspector R.. Strachan  left yesterday for Kamloops in  response to a report received by  him of an accident at the Iron  Mask mine.  NOTICE.-THe Nicola Valley  Meat Market will operate their  ice plant this coming year, $s in  the past, despite rumors to the  contrary. .We respectfully solicit  your patronage and guarantee  you pure un contaminated ice.  The Nicola Valley Meat-Market.  Flour, Royal Household  Rolled Oats    .  Wheat Flakes  Corn Flakes  Corn Starch  Finest Creamery Butter  Pure Lard,   V'  " -   / 49-lb. sack 1.90  8-lb. .45,      20-lb. .90  ��� -   per pkt, .40  3 pkts. for .25  per pkt. .10  per lb." .40  S-lb. tins, each .90 -  Prunes,' very wholesome at this season'..- 3 -lbs? for .35  Prunes, extra quality, in sealed 5-lb. cartons ' - each .70  White Figs, '. .   2 lbs. for .25  Jam, in 4-lb. tins. Damson, Greengage,  <, and Gooseberry,       '_ -  Plum  .    Special at  Homer Darknell and H. W.  Sutcliffe earned the gratitude of  the residents using Voght Street  on Wednesday. With commendable public spirit they cleared a  fine footwalk on the sidewalk  from the postoffice corner to Nicola Bridge, a distance of several  blocks,  On Tuesday, night the High  School seven will play the Cubs  at the rink.   The line up is,  High School Cubs  65  Apples, our stock in perfect condition per box 1.75  Onions, good and solid ' _        6 lbs. for .25  Rice, choice Japanese grade __     ��� , 13-lbs., for .25  Our Coffee Beans, once used, .always.used -   . per lb. .35  Eagle Milk, r> !    .f'    . \ 2 tins .35  Eggs, extra select P?r, dozv.50  Special in Canned Fruits, Plum, Gooseberry,���  '.\ ' regular price .35. each .23  -,.-. - ��� 'i* ,    . ���    ��� r  Fancy Tea Biscuits, Why pay more ^   v per pkt. .10  Blue Mottled Soap,        heSvy'bars each .30  1 * i  Raisins, Large Seeded 3 pkts. for .35  Will any persons with a kindly  ihought for the local soldiers  who are prisoners of war in an  enemy land send an occasional  letter to Private L. Collinson  whose address is given below ?  Pte. Collinson went out as a  member of the 31st B. C. Horse,'  in , the first contingent, was  wounded and captured and has  been a'prisoner .for many months  ih Germany. * He now writes to  his-friend Mr. Round saying that  ^vhile, he, is restricted as to" the  number of letters-he; can send  out, letters from his friends and  acquaintances in the Nicola Valley are very cheering, and all  sent will be delivered He has  completely recovered from his  severe wounds and as;far as circumstances will allow is in the  best of health and spirits.  His address is,"    ��� : * ",  Pte. JuX Collinson, - T  , No. 8265.    Regt. No. 13,330r  '5th Battalion Canadians,  ,    r No. 8 CompKSerine 3,  Staumuhle Serinelager   -  . -r- Westfalia, Germany.    ..  Before going to the front- Pte.  Collinson was on the staff of the  local ' branch of the Bank bf  Montreal. '        .���'"-'  .The-Provincial Legislature will  meet the first Thursday in March.  Miss Cameron, of Lazy L ranch  registered at the Adelphrhotel  this week.'' .  Black Velveteen, good quality, Special Cut Price %  \   ~    _              - i .    ��� per yard, .50    X  _, _-      __ -_ _  Pink, White, end Blue Blouse Silk.  Special Cut  i'rice, per yard .25  Irish Embroidered Waists, reg. price 3.75, Special at 2.25  White Honeycomb Shawls, reg, price 2.50, Special at 1.75  Birth." 6n~Wednesday, to Mr.  ahd Mrs: John Ovington, of Collettville, a daughter,  Superintendent Miss Leitch  acknowledges the gift to the  Hospital of a box of apples, by  Mrs. Lodwick, of Nicola.  Netherton  goal         Collett  Brolin  point          Clark  McGoran  cover point   Hoggan  Ransom  Rover       Boyden  Grimmett  Centre   McKibbin  Ransom  L Wing Carrington  Grimmett  RWing          Wass  | THE  MKRHHT  ICASHSTORE  ^��<H^*t--fr*M***WH">'M-��-M"^  The " News " for Paying Ads.  " There will b^a SociarEvenitig  at the Methodist Church on Monday evening, held under the auspices of the.Epworth League.  Politics First, School Last i  Method of ex-Mayor  *      -     �����~~���~~  "(Continued iiom Page One.}  total being required in an effort to find  just how much British'  Columbia as a  whole has given'for patriotic purpose's.  Various matters affecting the financing of the city were discussed, following the receipt of a communication from  the bank requesting the introduction of  a bylaw authorising that certain ��� taxes  urder a schedule in the Mnnicipal Act  be set aside against- the * $7,200 loan.  Aid. Greig and Jackson moved.acceptance of a notice of motion to introduce  a bylaw authorising the borrowing of  money from the bank in anticipation of  1916 taxes. A formal resolution" was  also passed.'"  Mayor   Jackson ��� named   the finance  committee as the committee which will  *  confer- with the School Board on matters  affecting the'estimates submitted  and    '  the financing of the schools during the  ensuing year. '    ,  City Clerk   Priest laid   on the  table an application received by  the 1915-Council and deferred to  the present Council in which application   the    Diamond"   Vale,  Supply Co. Messrs Conklin,   etc:,  petition for the next assessment -  being made by an.independent  .;  commission  and   in/accordance   -  with the actual cash value of the  '  property. -  "���       -- -"'     . *  . Aid. Greig, felt that if' they .  "were to live up to-the requirements of the Municipal "Act the'  assessment on'property throughout the whole City must come  down. ' '  ,Ald.1 Cranna; Whatever the assessment, so much in taxes^ has  to be raised for revenue, anyway.  Solicitor    Grimmett    advised  that in South Vancouver the as- ""*  sessment had been reduced too.'  so much.so that* the Council could r  not levy necessary rates.   They*    *  should guard against that.  Aid. Greig favored the appoint   -  ment of an absolutely independ-'  ent  commission   of  say    three  men qualified to correctly .assess   >  property." -.     ."  They should in  his opinion be  men from outside the City", who  BICYCLE FOR SALE-Three-  speed gear, Coaster brake. Full  equipment. Cheap. Apply E.  B. Ruddock, Bank of Montreal.  'A brother of Miss Jamieson,of  Armstrong's Store, in Mr. Adam  Jamieson, of North Burnaby, was  the victim in a serious accident  on Saturday.   Sliding from the  roof of his home while clearing  it of snow he struck his neck  against an upright stick on the  ground with the result that he  received a serious flesh wound.  He is still receiving medical attention for his painful injury,  several stitches having been inserted.  The Merritt Recreation Club  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 all tlie leading newspapers.  The management extend-to all who care to make  the Club their headquarters a hearty welcome.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  of the Methodist Church meets  every Sunday afternoon at 2.30.  The service is made brief, bright  and breezy.  Phoenix is without a mayor or  a council. At the recent nominations not a citizen would1 standi,  for the position of ma\ or and  only two would offer for the  aldermanic vacancies.  Capt. C. _ Tyner,- was in_ the  Valley last week end visiting his  ranch at Lower Nicola. The  officer has been appointed as  officer commanding a company of  the Cariboo Rangers for overseas  service for which unit he has recently been recruiting at many  I points throughout the Southern  Interior.  where quite disinterested and  fully qualified. He -u suggested  there were able and'experienced  appraisers connected with the  large Vancouver mortgage firms  who could put the assessment  here on a proper -basis.  City Clerk Priest reported that  there would be an average of not  more than three��� persons of all  the property owners who had appealed against past assessments.  One large property owner, - had,  however, always objected.  Eventually a motion was passed on the motion of Alderman  Greig and Ransom, that the clerk  write to the assessor of Kamloops  and two appraisors of the leading" mortgage corporations in.  Vancouver requesting figures fordoing the assessment here. '  Mayor Jackson, Any. chance'  for the Dominion Trust?  Aid. Greig, What about Alvo>  Alvensleben?  , Aid. McGoran;  The're rather  hard to get at.  Present at the Council-meeting  were, Mayor Jackson, Aldermen  A. McGoran, ,G. F. Ransom, It.  Jackson, H. Greig, and W.  Cranns, the latter being sworn  into office just prior to the meeting, also Solicitor Grimmett and -  | City Clerk Priest.  I  *'��  ���a  ',.1  ���iL

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