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 THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. -6. No. 1  MERRITT,   B..C,   FRIDAY,   NOVEMBER ���. 26, " 1915  Price 5 Cents  erritt Invests $5,000 in  ���Lucas Wins Libel Suit.  efits in Interest  ���  Qidiers.���5cho  nances.  Quiet Wedding  at Vancouver  Local Couple ��� United in Matrimony.���Will Reside at  Rossland  WILLIAMS-SEATON  A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends here and elsewhere took  place on Friday evening November  19th, at the home of Mrs. ���'}���*.��� P.  Paterson. 2300 Second avenue west  Vancouver when Miss Isabel Seaton,  daughter of Mrs. G. A. Kerr of Merritt  was united in marriage to Dr. Cyril  Stanley Williams, for years a resident  of the Nicola Valley, but how of Rossland.  *- .Rev. R. J. Douglas, performed the  ceremony. The wedding was veiy quiet  and only a small circle of intimate  friends present.  Palms and flowers formed a charming  setting and the small number present  tended to lend a note of sincerity to  the scene. The Misses Marjorie and  _ Dorothy Patterson attended the guests  " upon their arrival.' The bride who was  attended by her sister, Miss "Marjorie  Seaton, was given away by Dr. T. W.  Nicholson, while Dr. a. W7 Hunter  was the best man.' The bride was  gowned in blue chiffon velvet. The  rooms were artistically decorated, the  living-room being arranged with yellow  chrysanthemums and-palms and the  dining-room with pink carnations and  similax.  . Following the ceremony a wedding  supper Was served and later-the bridal  couple departed on the Seattls boat.  The bride went" away in a travelling  suit of brown trimmed with white fox  fur. "After, spendinga "few days in the  Sound cities*they left for Dr. Williams  -.home in Rossland. .Following the  - wedding ceremony," ReV. R. J. -Douglas  officiated ^at another interesting ceremony,-when the infant son "of Mrs. F.  P. Patterson w,as " baptised. ~ He was  named Frank Porter after his father,.  Capt. Dr. F. P. Patterson, who is now  serving at the front.      '' ,  Car on Track  Hit by Train  Peculiar Accident at Local Railroad Crossing Last  Saturday  Mr. Alex Coutlie, the well known  livery man and rancher of thjs City  was the unfortunate victim of a peculiar  automobile accident on Saturday night.  His car was badly damaged but Mr.  Coutlie happily sustained no physical  injury. Driving to Spences Bridge to  meet a party of mining men who were  coming. to Merritt' Mr. Coutlie had  reached a point where the road crosses  the K. V. R. track some fifteen miles  from his destination,'. Having crossed  the intersection he was climbing a hill  when he ���'killed" his engine. Allowing  his car to. run slowly down the grade  with the intention of restarting it on  the level the car stopped right on the  track.  For some time Mr.. Coutlie was vainly  trying to crank his machine and. continued doing so1 until the. westbound  train wus within six feet of him. The  engineer apparently expected Mr  Coutlie to drive his car off the tracks  at any moment and slowed down. The  boJy of the car was badly smashed and  an axle bent. On hearing of the accident, Mr. D. L. 'Munro immediately  information was at hand motored off  and brought Mr. Coutlie to Merritt.  ' Crisis' Pamphlet  Is Punctured  Lucas Easily Wins his Libel Suit  -$200 and Costs Judgment. Awarded ���  Merritt Invests  In War Loan  " I give verdict for- the plaintiff with  a judgment of $200 with costs."���  Mr. Justice Morrison ih the Supreme  Court on Thursday.  Trooper R. Hebron, E. Staton,  J. Battersby,' T. McKeating arid  A.* Jacques of the Home-Defence  at Vernon and"Sycamous arrived  in the City.the-morning.   "   -, -  Birth.-To Mr. and Mrs. Bert  Newcomb, of Voght Reserve, on  Saturday, November 20, a daughter.  Birth,-To Mr, and Mrs. Frank  Stewart, of Coutlee, November  22rid, a son.  Birth���On Wednesday, Nov.  ��4tb, to Mr. and Mrs. Jamieson,  of Colletville, a son.  Mr. Mclntyre Snr. father' of  Murdock Mclntyre, mine host of  the Coidwater Hotel, is, improving-in health nicely and his sunny  countenance is once again seen  in the lounge of the hotel. -  Nine of the fifteen "snowsheds  planned, have been completed by  the contractor., on the Hope  section of'the K.V.R..work on  which has now practically 'dosed  down for the winter. Work on  the remaining snowsheds will be  resumed -next spring, as soon as'  climatic conditions will allow.  Happiness!  A cosy room, with pretty views,  A good cigar, the Merritt News.  Merritt Mercantile Company  Flour  Bran  Shorts  Oat*  Wheat  HOCKEY - SKATING  Skates, all sizes and styles, .50 to $6  per* pair  Hockey Shoes for Boys', Girls', Ladies  and Men       -       2.25 to 5.00  Ankle Supports per pair .35  Hockey Sticks  We fix Skates on Shoes Free of  charge when purchased from us.  Alfalfa Meal  Meat Scraps  Oyster Shell  Crushed  Barley.  SPECIALS!  PASTRY FLOUR, 49-Ib. sacks                reg. 1 75  Special 1.50  WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, 10-lb. sacks    reg.    50  Special   .35  RYE FLOUR, 10-lb. sacks                      reg.   .60,  Special   .45  COMB HONEY  lb.  .30  GRAPES.  ' ���  lb.  .20  APPLES, No. 1,  Wrapped,  box 1.75  KIPPERED HERRING,   lb.  HEINZ Mince Meat          lb.  .10  .25  ORANGES  doz.  .40  BUTTER, "Merco"  lb.  .40  BUTTER, "Shamrock"  lb.  .45  EGGS, new laid,       per  doz.  ..70  EGGS, Eastern Fresh  .50  SALT PORK  lb.  .22  BACON, Best Sliced    '  lb.  .35  We have a Fresh  Stock of Raisins,  Curran ts.Sultanas  Not-a-Seeds, Maraschino Cherries,  Silver-Dragees.  TOYS  Our assortment is confined to  strictly high doss articles of  substantial make. Nothing  Shoddy. Prices marked down  to lowest possible.  Flavor your Xmas  Puddings & Cakes  witlr Braid's Best  Extracts,  .25, .40, .75 sizes  Icing Sugar, 2-lbs  L .25  Boots and Shoes, Overshoes, Rubbers, Hockey Shoes, marked at lowest  prices possible with good quality guaranteed.   FRESH GOODS.  The long looked fov libel suit in  which Alex Lucas M.L.AJ for Yale is  plaintiff and the Ministerial Union of  the Lower mainland, who published the  well known pamphlet "The Crisis in B,  C" are defendants opened in Vancouver  Supreme Court on Tuesday before .a  laige attendance of the, public, a large  array of counsel, and many noted  politicians.  "The Conservative member for Yale  with an eminent Liberal counsel, sat at  the solicitors' table along side- Rev. A.  E. Cooke and Mr. Moses Cotsworth,  stated the Province, while their counsel  a former president of the Vancouver  Conservative Association, argued their  defence before the jury.. Seated together like a pair of old friends in the  well of the court and frequently .wh'sp-  ering their comments on the case to  each other, were Sir Richard McBride  and Mr, M. A. MacDonald one of the  Liberal candidates for the city of Vancouver. "  The statement which Mr. Lucas took  exception to is one which alleged that  Mr. Lucas had been compelled to resign  from the position as assessor for the  Nelson district by the Civil Service  Commission on account of neglect of  duties and a timber deal whereby he  pocketed a profi t of ten thousand dollars.  Mr.-Gotsworth,' compiler bf the'pamph"-'  let and former chairman of the Civic  Service Commission, was added as a  defendant to the suit.  Premier' Sir - Richard McBride was  among the ..witnesses present. Ju,dge  Morrison presided over the court; ErP.  Davis K. C. is counsel for Mr. Lucas.  At the outset counsel for both sides  exhorted the jurors.to dismiss political  bias from their minds while before the  lunch recess Mr^ Davis K.C." announced  that he' withdrew all accusations of  malice set up in the pleadings, did^ not  ask for a penny of damages, -but was  fighting the case solely to clear his  client from suggestions of impropriety.  ���The trial had nothing to,do with anything else in the phamphlet. The defendants haying set up a plea of fair  comment as their defence, must prove  four points namely:���  That Mr. Lucas had been compelled  to resign ; that he had neglected his  duties in such a manner as to force his  resignation -'that he* had taken part in  a profitable timber deal which it was  improper for him to engage in ; and  that he had left his office to put the  deaI_through_inrface_of_repeated_refu-  sais of leave. -  Mr. Davis read some twenty questions  and answers taken from , Mr. pots-  worth's examination; for discovery.  These were to the effect that Mr. Cotsworth was not the author of the Crisis  in B.���<_., that he had supnlied the in-  formatian in regard toMr. Lucas to the  Rev. A. E. Cooke, and that the pamphlet had been published by the com-,  mittee of the Ministerial Union. His  answers stated that he had got the information in regard fo Mr. Lucas from  his diary when chairman of the Civil  Service Commission in which is an entry  in regard to Mr. Lucas's evidence before  the commission.   .  '������ At the end of the session Mr.' Wood-  worth in his address to the jury pleaded  fair, comment and substantial correctness iii the statements complained of  and called Mr. "Cotsworth who gave  evidence .tanding amid a sheaf of  papers and documents.  On* the resumption on Wednesday  emphatic denials of the statement  made iii the pamphlet were made by  Mr. Lucas, who took the witness,  stand. He denied that he had been  absent from his position as timber recorder at Kaslo during .1908 and 1909,  without leave, that he had put;through  a "timber deal" or obtained any commission therefrom, or that he Had taken  ���any part in politics during his whole  <erm of service with the government  covering nine years.  The Rev.' Cooke and o'thers,  as  well  as Mr. Lucas took the stand theminis-  ter saying the pamphlet was  his language written largely on data supplied  (Continued, ok page .)  $5000 from Sinking Fund to be  Invested.    Substantial  Benefits -  Discussed City  School Finances  Today, at noon, Merritt City-  Council in special session unami--  mously decided to' invest ,$5,000  civic sinking fund assets in the  War Lc an.   ��� ^    -.  This money, now lying; in the  bank, draws but 3 per-cent, interest. The war loan being offered  at 97 1-2, at 5 per cent, the interest to.be received will be  actually $5. 12 1-2 per cent.  An increased interest earning  of $2. 12 .1-2 per cent will thus be  received during the terra of the  war loan���ten years-and at simple interest computation alone  the City will benefit to the extent  of $1,062.50.  Aldeiman A. McGoran, chairman of the finance" committee  presided over the Board, in the  absence of Mayor Walters who is  at Vancouver.  Conference Between the School  Trustees, Teachers and  Inspectors , ���   .  Want Soldiers  Quartered Here  Business  Men  Discuss Military  Camp Scheme for  Merritt  Farewell Party  to Lieut. Croly  Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Dili-land  entertained the staff of the'M erritt Mercantile Co.,,and Merritt  Cash Stare, at their home on  ���Wednesday Evening . The party  being comprised exclusively of  tfye staff and their wives, took  the lt form of a Military Whist  Party in ' honor of Lieut. R. C.  Croly who will, in a few days,  sever his" connection with the  Mercantile Company and leave  with his wife and family for the  East where he will be attached  to an Engineers' Corps at Ottawa prior to his departure for the  front.    "  The spirit of good-will existing  amongst members of the staff  was aptly demonstrated in this  social gathering and showed as  well the high esteem with whicn  Lieut. Croly is held amongst the  "bunch."  After a pleasant evening spent  at cards and light refreshments  having been enjoyed,Mr. Aitken,  on behalf of the staff presented  Lieut. Croly with a handsome  wrist watch ���a necessary part of  an officer's equipment, and with  it the best tokens of friendship  possible for any one gathering tc  convey. Together with numerous other duties entailed upon  him by the " boys "he was asked  to^personallyconvey to~thbse of  the staff whom-he might meetal  the- front, .the best wishes, of  those present. Lieut. Croly is  the fourth of the staff to enlist  for active service.  School Inspector Martin, the local  school trustees and the teachers of the  public schools held a coeference on  Wednesday evening when various mat-  rers affecting the finances of the schools  were discussed.  It appears that the teachers recently  have made further representations to  the Department of Education at Victoria with a view to getting an improvement in the' financi 1 situation at the  schools and the payment of arrears in  s laries.to the teachers and staff and  Inspector Martin's visit was made by  request of Supt. Alexander Robinson.  At present there is some $1000' outstanding taxes due from property out-  sjde the city limits but within the area  of the School Board. Respecting the  cnrrent.year's school revenue, the esti-  Whereas thc citizens of Merritt and  district are desirious ot having a billeting camp established  in   their midst,  and whereas it is the   opinion   of  this  meeting that such is not feasible unless  the recruits are granted the usual full  pay from the date of their enlistment.  Therefore be it resolved that application  be made for such a camp and that all  men recruited receive pay and subsistence from the date of enlistment until  the required numberflhas been obtained  under  the. billeting system   for  such  camp to be established,   and  that  Dr.  Tutill communicate, with   the  proper  authorities.  The foregoing is a resolution moved  by W. R. Langstaff and N. J. Barwick  and unanimously passed at a meeting  mates^choofexpenditure"*"'requested 'of Merritt business men, called by Dr.  by the Board,- and accepted by the  Council early in the year, was some  $7,000, but as only some $1500 taxis  had.been received against that-amount  the financing of the schools has become  a serious problem. Its solution is too  made more difficult because by a proviso  under section 134 of the Municipal'Act  which governs the borrowing powers of  municipalities the City Council,' as  treasurers of the school board, are unable to borrow on the security of the  outstanding taxes for this year���$5.C��')0  The situation will it is expected be  temporarily relieved by the Government  Supt. Alexander Robinson having requested the Finance Minister to advance  $1000 on the-security of the 1914 outside  taxes receivable by the City.  Several aspects of the situation were  freely discussed by those present at the  informal meeting with the inspector,  I thc teachers evidently being tired of  waiting for their arrears in salaries.'  The concensus of opinion anparently  among them is that the City Fathers  had not done all they might have done  in the collection of city taxes. - The  postponement of the. tax sale, the  teachers allege in example, was an instance; where the city aflicials might  have eased the local financial situation  in civic affairs, including the schools.  Aid. McGoran, chairman of the City  finance committee, attended and lucidly  explained t e position of the City  Council in the matter,  Tutill, and held in the Uty Hall on  Wednesday afternoon. Some sixteen  persons were present. y:.r.  Dr. Tutill said that Capt Tyner, . of  Kamloops, had intimated that if fifteen  or twenty five men were recruited in  Merritt they could e quartered, bille'.g  ed^and trained in the City. Other communications were put in by the doctor  to the effect that under the regulations  governing the billeting scheme subsistence pay was not payable to recruits,  until the number stipulated had been*  signed on. As Sergt Leitch had just  enlisted a reciuit, who would.in the  ordinary course be sent to Kamloops  camp, the question to be decided was  whether the business, men who would  benefit by the establishment of a camp  in the city would make themselves responsible for the subsistence of the recruits until "say 25 were 'obtained and-  the usual subsistence pay qualified  for. ' Several  present supported the idea but felt that  fully authorised and official orders.'shouid  be received* and arrangements made.  After a full discussion the resolution  reported above was possed. Nothing  was done to hold the recruit, regarding  whose disposition the meeting was  called.  At Kelowna the billeting scheme is in  successful operation'and and is proving  helpful to the city as a wholeT  Local Liberals  Elect Officers  For the Year  A. N. B. Rogers was unanimously elected president of tht"  Curling Club at the annual meet ���  ing held last night. Other officer*  are, Hon. President Joseph Graham; Vice president G. F. Ransom; sec-treasurer J. P. Boyd;  executive F. A. Reid, P. McLean,  A. W. Strickland, J. W." Ellis,  and D. A. Costigan.  The membership fee has been  reduced to $5.00. Missis Bond  and Costigan are a committee to  secure members. It was resolved  to offer the lessee of the ri;.k all  membership fees, or not less than  $100.00 for the use of the two  sheets of ice, accomodation etc.  Ten out of twenty seven last  year members have left the district. "  Trooper Arthur Hatton, of  Nicola, arrived in Merritt today  from Vernon having recently returned from the front. He was  warmly and fittingly received by  several citizens who assembled  on the depot and im mediately  after vigorous handshaking exercises drove in Mr. AiE- Howse'  automobile to Nicola. He is a  guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harbord.   Merritt and-District-Liberals^met- in  annua) session on Friday evening when  some thirty five persons attended.  Resolutions-of confidence in Mr. H.  C. Brewster, the ��� Provincial Liberal  Leader, were passed, and addresses  were given by Messrs. B. G. Stewart,  (Nicola), M. L. Grimmett, and Joseph  Walters, Literal Candidate for Yale.  Officials for honorary offices are���  H. C. Brewster, hon. President; J. H.  Collett and J. Walters, hon. vice-Presi-  dents; President, I. Eastwood; vice-  President, J. A. Maughan ; sec.-treas.,  G. M. Gemmill; The executive for the  ensuing year is���Messrs. A. McGoran,  Geo. Maxwell, Wm. Aitken, D. Fyall,  R.Jackson, D.Crawford, A. F. Rankine. A. R. Carrington, M. L. Grimmett, A. Ewart, Harvey Hall, J. W.  Ellis, Mr. Robson, Canford ; L. 'Quinville, Mamette Lake ; J. Bates, Aspen  Grove ; R. Whittaker, Lower Nicola ;  M. Olson, Coldwater'; H. Leitch.  Another Nicola  _--  Soldier Arrives  Lance Corporal W. C." Aynsley, of  Nicola, who left thc Valley in the early  stages of the war and has served in the  trenches as one of the StrathconaiHorse  arrived in Vancouver on Tuesday." He  was one of the draft of about 800 wounded who left Shornciiffe on November  4th, and sailed from Liverpool on the  Metegama on November 5th. Nearly  all of them were wounded at the front  and most of them spent several months  in hospital in England.  Contracts Given  For Supplies  Fcr Hospital  Contracts for supplies for Nicola  -Valley- Genei-aP-Hospital-for "delivery-  during the period December 1, 1915 to  February 29, 1916, were awarded at a  special meeting of directors held in the  institution on Wednesday evening.  G. B. Armstrong was awarded the  contract for groceries. No other tender  was submitted.  Nicola Valley Meat Market, were  given the contract for meat etc. Wm.  Fairly and W. J. Riley were awarded  the contract for the supply of bread,  their tenders being equal.  O. Schmidt and R. Marr were given  the contract for supplying milk, their  prices being the_same.  The next regular meeting of the  board will be held on Monday December 13, at 8 p.m.  Farmers Should  Apply for Seeds  The Members of the Nicola Parmers'  Institute are advised to peruse the adr  vertisement appearing in another column res ecting the 1916 Seed sale and  distribution under the auspices' of the  Provincial Department of Agriculture.  In order that the Department can ar-  rrnge to secure a sufficiency of high-  grade seed before tne available supply,  is exhausted, members are advised to  rotify Secretary Robt. Dodding, of  Lower Nicola, of the seed they' would  desire, before December 7th.  Ragistered Mai quis or Red Fife wheat  Banner or Garton's No. 22 Oats, Sludg-  strop Mangel seed, Alfalfa seed. For  prices see advertisement on another  page. Friday, November 26, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  THE  NICOLA  VALLEY  NEWS  Published Ev::i;y Fjuday  Publisher: Edw'akd C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in  advance,  $2.00  per year In  Canada.  "Britain. United Stofes and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer *L,' Merritt, B.C.  THE ARMORY  The war is now fifteen months old and still the substantial and new  brick Armory here is looking for a job. Except for being the venue of  occasional patriotic concerts and for a few vyeeks the quarters of the  now defunct Home Guard the Armory stands there lonely, barred and  locked, as isolated as a sphinx. A victim of Governmental red tape  before the war and since, the hall would not be missed if it suddenly  vanished like the wind, or ascended on an EKjaan chariot.  But, that same armory could be made the centre of activity. Men  in kharki could have every facility for being trained. The hall could  be used, as it was intended to be used, for practical military purposes,  not merely patriotic concerts' and dances. The Armory was erected  in times of peace primarily as a training depot for soldiers who would  be prepared in case of war. If the Armory is not to be used now  when the Empire is engaged in a life or death struggle why was it ever  built.  BILLETING   AT   KELOWNA  Recruiting in Kelowna is still going on apace, and the number sworn  in who have passed the medical inspection has increased from   18 last  Thursday to 29 today There now appears to be little  doubt but that Kelowna will be made a drill centre for a large district,  . as Col. Sergt. Finch has received word from Major Wolfenden that  assistance is to be sent lo him in the form of a drill sergeant instructor  and that later on an officer will also be sept here to take charge. The  men are receiving five hours manual and physical drill every day, and  in addition they can also drill with the Volunteer Reserve. In addition  to this there are signalling and other military classes so both men and  instructor are kept busy.���Kelowna Courier.  How to Pack  Soldiers Parcels  Scrambled Eggs  and Tinned Goods  Thin cardboard boxes, such as  shoe boxes, and thin, wooden  boxes, should not be used for  sending Christmas presents tol  the troops, nor does a single  sheet of ordinary brown paper  afford sufficient protection. The  following forms of packing are  recommended, ��� Strong double  cardboard boxes, preferably  those made of corrugated cardboard, and having lids which  completely enclose the sides of  the boxes; or strong wooden  boxes; several folds of stout  packing paper, additional security  is afforded by an outer covering  of linen, calico or canvas, which  should be securely sewn up,  The address of the  should be written in ink on the  cover preferably in two places.  The address of the sender of the  parcel should also be stated in  order that it may be returned if  undeliverable. . The contents of  the parcel should be stated  writing on the cover.  The common Onion is holding  great sway in the Okanagan.  There was an impromtu spread  of scrambled eggs and  canned  goods in the vicin'ty of the Nicola Valley Meat Market on Wednesday morning. Ateam and rig  laden with 1500 lbs of groceries  from the Mercantile store and  about to leave for Canford was.  loaded at the rear of the store,  Roy Thomas temporarily leaving  them unattended.   Believing the  time for leaving under the delivery  schedule  had' arrived   the  horses made off down the passage  gave a-meat rig. a jab in the ribs,  and reaching a "telephone pole  nearby the conscientious steeds  apparently were uncertain as to  whether their barn or a Canford  parcel I r"P was preferable,     Anyway  they eventually skirted the pole  which unfortunately had no direction sign board on it to guide  them and during the circling on  the outer edge much of the produce toppled to -mother earth,  eggs scrambling  among  themselves in the milky way.   A wag  states that-with eggs at 56 cents  that's about the only way to get  a "drop in them."  in  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT  b:c.  Hot and Cold  Water. ���    *R*oomj   with  *. ���. y - '  Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that meets the require ments_- of the  Traveling Public. '..--.'  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk "nd Cream used in-thc 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 I-idemnity of  Canada  Concert in Aid of  Red Cross Funds  What promises to be one of the  . most entertaining concerts ever  given in Merritt will be held at  the Rex Theatre on the evening  of Friday, December 10 th.  Arranged under Red Cross  Society auspices, the nature-of  the program will appeal to both  young and old alike.  Some sixty children of the junior grade of the City Schools  are now busy rehearsing action  songs, and concerted choruses,  while four young people will enact a scene from "Alice in Wonderland."  For the enjoyment of adults  the second portion of the program will be devoted to a one-act  play entitled: "Between Two  Fires." The plot is crammed  full of "humour and interesting  situations and from start to finish  should be " one long laugh."  Miss V. Lawson is in charge of  the rehearsals and arrangements  for the concert which is expected  to be one of the most enjoyable  functions of the Christmas season.  Many Attend  Limelight Lecture  "The Beauty Spots of Ireland"  was the subject of a very interesting limelight lecture given by  the Rev. J. Hyde in the Presbyterian Church on Friday evening.  Arranged under the auspices of  Girls and Boys Club, there was  a good attendance, largely young  people, and $13.00 was netted to  augment the club funds. Mr. P.  McLean officiated at the lantern.  The pictures thrown on the  screen were much enjoyed and  the lectn'-or told entertainingly  much of interest concerning the  lovely scenic spots-of Erin's Isle.  During the evening musical  and reci'alive items were contributed by Mrs. Tutill and Mrs.  Paton (vocalists) and Mrs. H.  John and Miss Mabel Smith (elocutionist*-), while refreshments  weie also served.  f  Y  T  ���t  Y  <__-  Premier has Promised  Puddings for Prisoners  WiT.7  Schmock has ^   Leased the Rink  At a meeting of directors of  the Rink held in the Commercial  Club on Tuesday afternoon two  applications were considered  from prospective lessees of the  building for the winter season,  It was decided to grant a lease  to Wm. Schmock on percentage  terms of 55 cents to the lessee  and 45 cents to the company.^  Preliminary arrangements will  be made by Mr. Schmock with a  view to having the rink ready  for flooding as soon as the climatic conditions permit.  No less than six mining men  registered at the Coldwater hotel  from Saturday to Monday last  week end, all being from outside  points, this being considered indicative of the increased interest  being taken by outside mining  men in the mineral lands of this  section.  Sir Richard McBride cabled  Hon. J. H.J-'urner, agent General  in London, instructing him to  make.arrangements to _see _that  suitable gifts shalt-be forwarded  from London to those British  Columbia soldiers who are imprisoned in Germany. Plum  puddings and other seasonable  dainties will be forwarded by the  Agent-General, who has been  also told to augument the food  supply of the men by an ample  quantity of good British Columbia  canned salmon.  Returning to Merritt last week  end after spending a successful  two weeks prospecting and hunting trip in the regions lying be  tween Coquahalla and Hope,  Henry Costillou brought back  with him many samples of good  looking copper, molybdenum,  gold bearing iron ores/ and por-  phorywith free milling gold.  The Toronto Star advises us to  first capture - the Crown Prince  and then Bagdad.  Three thousand chauffeurs from  Canada are wanted by the British  War Office for service at the  front.  There will be no service in tht  morning of Sunday at the Angli-  epn Church, but there will be  evening service at 7.30 p.m.,  when the Rev. A. H. Plummer J  will officiate at the request of the  Bishop.  t  t  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  f  T  ?  T  f  f  Y  Y  ?  Y  t  Y  Y  t  t  ?  ?  t  t  T  Y  t  t  Y  ?  t  Y  *  f  r  Y  Y  Y  t  t  Y  t  Y  f  f  WAR   LOAN  DOMINION   OF   CANADA  Issue of $50,000,000 5 per cent. Bonds Maturing 1st Dec, 1925  REPAYABLE   AT   PAR   AT  Ottawa, Halifax, St. John, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina,  Calgary and Victoria  Interest Payable Half-Yearly���1st June,  1st  December.   ,  ISSUE   PRICE  971  A   FULL   HALF-YEAR'S   INTKREST   WILL   BE   PAID. ON .lit  JUNE.   1916  THE   PROCEEDS   OF   THE   LOAN   WILL   BE   USED   FOR   WAR   PURPOSES   ONLY.  'In the event-of future issues (other than issues made abroad) being made by the Government, for the purpose of carrying on the war, bonds of this issue will be accepted at the issue price, 971-2, plus accru.d interest,  as the equivalent of cash' for"the purpose of subscriptions to such issues. "  THE  MINISTER  OF 'FINANCE  offers herewith on behalf of the Government the above named  ' Bonds for subscription at 97 1-2 payable as follows,���  10      per cent on application, r  Delivery ot scrip certificates and of bonds will  made through the chartered banks.  be  7-1-2  20  20  20  20  3rd January, 1916,  1st February, 1916,  1st March, 4916,'  1st April, 1916,  1st May, 1916.   .  The instalments may be paid in full on and after  the 3rd day of January, 1916, under discount at the rate  of four per cent per annum1 _A11 payments are to_be  "made to a chartered bank for the credit of the Minister of Finance. Failure to pay any instalment when  due will render previous payments liable to forfeiture  and the allotment to cancellation.   '  Applications, accompanied by a deposit of ten per  cent of the amount subscribed, must be forwarded  through the medium of a chartered bank. The bank  will issue a provisional receipt.  This loan is authorised under Act of the Parliament of Canada and both principal and interest will  be a charge upon the Consolidated Revenue Fund.  Forms of application may be obtained from any  branch of any chartered bank in Canada, and at the  office of any Assistant Receiver-General in Canada.  Subscriptions must be for even hundreds of dollars  In case of partial allotments the surplus deposit  will be applied towards payment of the amount due  on the January instalment.  Scrip certificates payable to bearer will be issued,  after allotment, in exchange for the provisional receipts. " ,   ���  When the s rip certificates have been paid in full  and payment endorsed thereon by the bank receiving  the money, they may be exchanged for bonds .with  coupons attached, payable to bearer or registered as  to principal, or for fully registered - bonds without  coupons.  The interest on the fully registered bonds will  be paid by cheque, -which will be remitted by post.  Interest on bonds with coupons will be paid on surrender of* coupons. Both cheques and coupons will  be payable free of exchange at any- branch of any  chartered,bank in Canada.  Holders of fully registered bonds without coupons  will have the right to convert into bonds with coupons,  _payable_to_bearer_pr_regis_ter_ed, _without_ payment .of  any fee, and holders of bonds with coupons will have  the right to convert, without'fee, into fully registered  bonds without coupons at any time on- application in  writing to the Minister of Finance.   .  The issue will be exempt from ��� taxes���including  any income tax���imposed in pursuance of legislation  enacted by the Parliament of Canada.  The bonds .with coupons will be issued in denominations of $100, $500, $1, COO. Fully registered bonds  without coupons will be issued in demomina'tions of  $1,000, $5,000 or any authorized multiple of $5,000.  Application, will be made in due course for the  listing of the issue on the Montreal and Toronto Stock.  Exchanges.  The loan will bi repaid at maturity at par at the  office of the Minister of Finance and Receiver General  at Ottawa, or at the office of the Assistant Receiver  General at Halifax, St. John, Charlottetown, Montreal,  Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary or Victoria.  The books of the loan will be kept at the Department of Finance, Ottawa.  Recognized bond and stock brokers will be allowed  a commission of one-quarter of one per cent on allotments made in respect of applications which bear  their stamp.  f  f  T  T'  r  T  -f  f  f  Y  f >  T -  T  ���:���  t  r  Y  f- *  Y  t  f  t  T  Y  T  t  T  Y  T  T_  T  T  t  Y  t  T  _______  ���  1  Subscription Lists -will close on or before 30th November, 1915  Finance Department, Ottawa, 22nd November, 1915  f  Y  t  t  t  t  t  Y  T  Y  T  T  f  Y  T  Y  T  t Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Nov. 26, 1915  f*******  =5=  ..>.._*������**������*���������* 2  *  TF you -can .save each weekeyttn a. small amount you  are-invited to open a Savings Account with The  Bank of Toronto, Small depositors_are~as well cared  for as large ones. A dollar will start a Savings Account  and interest is added to Savings-Balances half-yearly.  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $61,000,000  $5,000,000  ,$6,402,810  *t "*\r    -   " ' 0   '���  IBANK ofTORONTO !  t  %  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.   B.   ROGERS, Manager  "���"���"*"���"  Tailoring,Repairing  Cleaning and.  Pressing  CONE   BY  CAPT. STEPHENSON  (LATE CITY TAILOR)  AT THE  SUNSHINE THEATRE  BLOCK,  ALL   ORDERS   DONE   TO   TIME;  Xmas  GREETING  Cards  Nothing so pleasing to your  friends as a photo Greeting  / Card    "     ,  $1.00 a Dozen  -Think it over, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. T. Hooper  Opp. Schools / "     Merritt  GET THIS CATALOGUE  SAVE MONEY  The Best Ever  issued; Skates,Skating  Boots, Hockey Sweaters, Uniforms, and  Complete Outfits,-  Snowshoes, Moccasins,  Skis, Toboggans.  We want every Man  interested in Sports  of any kind to get  our large Free  Catalogue. Prices  right and satisfaction  guaranteed.  Immense Stock'  prompt  shipment.   V,au,CEB-iav e  money   by   getting  Catalogue to-day.  T.W. BOYD & SON  27 Notre Dair.eSt. West  MONTREAL  Eft. L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER.   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for'the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor- Notary Public  Solicitor for ihe Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street," Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  MailEarJy!  The public are recommended  to mail: their Xmas parcels and  letters without further delay. To  ensure any degree of certainty of  delivery on time, it is absolutely  necessary to send parcels during  the coming week at the latest for  destination in Great Britain and  France. To facilitate the handling of the increased mail in the  local post office, the public are  urged to mail their letters and  parcels as much before the time  for closing the mail as possible,  as pressure at the last moment is  liable to cause disappointment.  Business people are specially  requested to mail the bulk of  their mail as it is ready.and only  leave to the last what is absolutely necessary.  The parcel post weight limit  for parcels to Great Britain and  France is 11 lbs; to M-editeraneau  points 7.1bs..-  " First Aiders "  As Instructors  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  Capt. STEPHENSON  C. R.  R.  HEBRON  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  ,   A. F. & A. M.  -F. S. Gay,  -W M.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially-invited to attend.   - -  W. A. Heslop,  ,    Secretary  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  Meets in K. P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J.Fairfoul, C.c.  J: Simpson,  K. of R. & S.  L.O.L,  1701  Merritt Lodge  __  *��    -^_V_�� V T  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month. - -  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  Andrew Paton, W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  HOUSE TORRENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. 0, Box io.  MCLEAN &  CORP  WE HAVE PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  From A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods at Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  A report of the Hon. the Min.  ister of Lands, just published,  states in part,��� .'"..;'  . The NicolaValleyPineLumber  Company intends: to log between  two and three million feet from  the Coldwater, operations to begin as soon as the snow offers  facilities for hauling, while the  Betterton mill will log in pre-*  paration for cutting in the spring.  The contracts for six million  feet of snowshed timber, far use  on the Coquahalla Branch of the  K.V.R. have been'recently let,  Any members of the St. John  Ambulance Association who can  qualify and are wishful of join-  ng the militia as first aid iristruc-  o-s for duty (not overseas) with  the-units of the C. E. F. now in  training are invited to communi-  <ate with President Welfare or  Secretary Maxwell of the local  centre.  .Applicants, who must be graduate "first aiders." will be attached to military districts where  troops are training, and will be  given the rank, pay and subsistence of sergeants in the militia.  Under the scheme a man will be  sent to every place where a unit  is being trained. The appointments will be made by the Provincial councils of the associations  arid as the instructors will be selected as soon as r.ecommenda  tions have been received from  local centres all interested are  urged to see President Welfare  or; Secretary Maxwell without  delay.  *.X*-H,->-^**H,-H,-!��;"S��H"  %  %  ������X'-:��:��H��x��*-K'**-_'  J&mt-rcatoj SaUnruuj  :.  "In the Spring many prospectors and mining men will flock  to the new copper-cold camp near  Merritt. B.C." states a recent is*  sue of the California Mining Review. As the "News" always  claimed and still claims with increased certainty that Merritt  would some day be a great mining and smelting centre it looks  as if the finger of realization is  already pointing this* way.' The  proven goods are here.  - $9,000 has been subscribed and  acknowledged to date in connection with the B.C. effort on .behalf of the" Red Cross Soeiety on  October 21. Among the donations are : Victoria $5,102, Grand  Forks Red Cross Society $350,  Lillooet $179.05, Clinton $194.80,  Cranbrook $160.11, Qiiesnel $38.80  Salmon Arm $158, Nicola $1.2.  25, New Westminster $273.55.  Jean Duluth Pear on a Minnesota farm has established a new  world's, reeord for Red Pole cattle  in the 1915 club contest by scoring more than 700 pounds of butter fat in one season.. Pear,  mother of Jean Duluth Pear, formerly held the world's record for  the breed with scores of 603 and  619.  Mr. and Mrs. A. N. B. Rogers  were-week-end -visitors-to -the  hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.  J. W. Langley, Willow Grange  Ranch, Canford.  "Joy " is the subject at next  week's meeting of ,the Epworth  League.  "Merritt and Nicola Valley people who wish to take advantage  of the opportunity of subscribing  to the War Loan are advised that  subscriptions are now being  taken locally. The Bank of Toronto we understand, has been  authorized to receive applications  for the 5 per cent bonds which  are offered at $97 1-2 i. e., $100.-  00 bonds for $97.50 cash. Particulars as to the instalments and  dates payable are to be obtained  from the local manager of the  Bank of Toronto,  R. A. Lambert, of the Golden  Gate Mining Companion Granite  Creek, was in the city on Saturday, en route to Vancouver. The  result of this season's clean-up  was most encouraging. If any  one deserves the best that the  gravels of the Creek can give up  it is Mr. Lambert, who has worked hard and spent hundreds of  dollars every season for the past  fifteen years.  T. J. Corwin and three other  mining men connected with the  Tacoma smelter interests arrived  in town at the week end and on  Sunday went up to the Mamette  Lake copper claims belonging" to  Martin Bresnik and on which the  Tacoma company has an option.  After an inspection of the claims  the party returned the same day  to the Coast.  The hills and dales around  Merritt are now thinly carpeted  with snow, which reminds the  "News " chained poet that���  The snow, the snow the beautiful  snow,  It fills your boots where'er you go;  It catches on skirte of venture-  ��� some girls,   And through the atmosphere  blows'and whirls. \  Well, let'er go-  Beautiful, beautiful snow.  Canadian  Ulsters  ^tnit-rra_i{i ufatlnrrai  f-j Equal in warmth to fur���  far more healthy���The body  must breathe freely.  ^ We show fine Ulsters.with  the Semi-ready label in the  pocket, at $18, $20 and $25  *  *  *  ���A|||r__.     -f Special  measure in  shops.  orders  four  tailored to  days at the  t  ANDREW   EWART  CITY TAILOR  BOX  91  ���*-H-**->*->-5~:~:">*-i">��H--{'-{~H"  MERRITT.   B. C.  Nicola Valley Meat Market  Nicola Valley fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Fresh  Fruit, Buffer and Eggs  Modern ��� Cold   Storage   Plant   in   connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone 36  MERRITT,   B.C.  IT!  CANADA'S  HOME FLOUR  GROWN IN CANADA  MILLED IN CANADA  FOR EVERY HOME  Ask your Qrocer for  ROYAL  HOUSEHOLD  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next j^b���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P,  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   IB.  O.  WATER NOTICE  Diversion and Use  TAKE NOTICE that WILLIAM W. H. I  COOPER, whose address Is Canford, B. C, will,  apply fora licence to take and use sufficient water  to irrigate SO acres out of overflow water, also  known as Drainage of Sunshine Valley, which  flows westward and drains into Speous Creek in  a westerly direction from Indian Reservation No  8. The water will be diverted from the stream at  a point about 200 yards west from Captain Tyner's  dwelling house situated in Sunshine Valley, and  will be used for irrigation purpose upon the land  described as L.S. 3-4-E and 6 of Sec. 1-14-23-6 and  L.S. 13 and 14 of Sec. 36-13-23.5.  Commencing with Headgate Bituatcd about 200  yards wesi from Captain Tyner's dwelling- house,  then by flume and ditch through Tyncr's land to  boundary of J. Cummings land, thence through  .Cumming's land by flume and ditch to abovo described property.  This notice was posted on the ground on the  22nd day of October, 1916. A copy of this notice  and an application pursuant thereto and to the  " Water Act, 1914," will be filed in theofficeof the  Water Recorder at Nicola, B.C. '���  Objections to the application may be filed with  he said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller  >f Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  B.C., within thirty days after thefirstappoarance  of this notice in a local newspaper.  The date of the" first publication of this notice is  October 29,1915.  WM. W. H. COOPER,  Applicant.  ��he steel on the Summitt-Hope  section of the K. V. R. is almost  complete. Finishing work has  to be done to two of the remaining bridges, when this is completed the new cut-off will be  ready for .he Spring opening of  the line.  NOTICE.  COUNTY COURT OF  YALE  Notice is hereby given that a sitting  of the County Court of Yale will be  held at MERRITT, on  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8tb, 1915  at 10.00 in the forenoon.  By Order,  J. S. MORGAN.  Deputy Registrar of the Count>  Court of Yale holden at Merritt.  Dated this 12 th day of Nov. 1915.  Get "More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in your section  SHIP YOUR FURS DIRECT <o"SilUIJERT** the largest  bouse In the World dealing exclusively In NORTH AMERICAN RAW FURS  a reliable���responsible���bate Kur House ��lib an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century." a lonjr successful record of ���seiidinsrl'iir Shippers prompt, SATJSP ACTOR Y  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "*EI>e ��(jubert i&fopwr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and pricelist published.  Write for it���_JOMr�����*�� FREE  A IR SHMRFRT Fnr 25-27 west austin ave.  _-_.��). .nUDLIVl, inc. Dept.C93 CHICAGO, U.S.A.  Corporation of the City of  Merritt.  COURT OF REVISION  VOTERS' LIST, 1916  Notice is hereby given that  pursuant to See. 15, sub-Sec. B of  the Municipal Elections Act and  Amending Acts a Court of Revision will be held at the  City Hali, Menitt, B. C.  on Friday, the Tenth day pf  December, 1915, at ten  o'clock a.m.,  for the purpose of correcting and  revising the List of Voters for the  year, 1916.  At the time and place above  mentioned -the Court will hear  and determine upon any and all  applications made thereat to alter  the said list.  Dated the 17th day of Nov.  1915.  (Signed) - Harry Priest,  City Clerk.  "Can I go to the front ? " was  the question plaintively addressed  to Recruiting Sergeant J. Leitch  by a youth fiftepn -years of age,  this week. "I want-to go and  fight those German, '*' he said. Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Nov. 26, 1915  1  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well  shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  8  _�����  Nicola Ave.    Near City Hall  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  New Rex Serials  Two aov'ml pictures which will  comprise SO reels and occupy 15  weeks will be shown, for the first  time, at the Rex Theatre next  week.  On Monday, "The- Broken  Coin," a gripping story of romance, adventure and love will  be screened. In this GraceCunard  and Francis Ford will play leading parts.  On Thursday, "The Diamond  from the Sky," a picturized romantic novel that has met.with  success far in excess of the highest expectations of the producers  will be commenced, and will be  shown also on Friday nights.  As both these serials are expensive productions it is hoped by  the management of the Rex that  the peop! o of the district will give  their pa ronage in full measure  to the Theatre.    >  The 'Forward Adult Bible Class  of the M .-thodist Church meets  every Sunday afternoon at 2.30.  The service is made brief, bright  and breezy. Mr. F. Thompson is  the leador and extends a hearty  invitation to any adults toattend.  Next Suiiday afternoon a paper,  subject: "Power." The discussion will be opened by Bro. Bond,  Repair Work of All Kinds  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt;  A high clan hotel with reasonable rate��  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK!  Write ahead for reservations.  Ihe loi'.al Patriotic Guild met  as usual in session this week.  Wool for use in making sox, mitts  and other comforts for the soldiers can now be obtained by the  members-from the City Hall���the  Guild's head-quarters.  We are busy booking orders for  private Christmas Cards printed  in your home town with your own  greetings for $1.50 a dozen. All  samples the same price. See the  samples.  The W. A. of the Anglican  Church met at the home of' Mrs.  Tutill on Wednesday afternoon.  To the  Members of the   Nicola  Farmers' Institute  | Palace Bakery f  t Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc. %  %    Hot'Pies every Saturday. ; $  I W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor |  * ..'.:���  ..������:��>'K��;��:��:-.:��>-:-:��:��:��:��x��:��:��:��:��:��:��:��:-  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 calHo 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my sto_e,Granite  Avenue.  CRISIS PAMPHLET PUNCTURED  (Continued from Paso One.)  by Mr. Cotsworth.  In the course of his evidence  Premier McBride said he found  the services of Mr'. Lucas as  assessor 'eminently satisfactory'  and was "thoroughly competent  in his work."  Mr. Lucas denied ever having  wilfully absented himself from  his post of duty in face of a refusal to grant, him leave of absence and indignantly denied in  toto that he was acting as a timber broker while Government  assessor. He had never had one  private dealing with any person  regarding a timber deal;  While Mr. Cotsworth was on  ,the stand, Mr.' Davis, for Mr.  Lucas, asked "Do you feel confident enough of your facts to say  to the court that Mr. Lucas came  to Vancouver to put through a  timber deal while Assessor for  the Government ? " Mr. Cots-  worth replied "J believe so."  Pressed for a definite answer  the witness refused to suppli-  ment his previous reply.  SEED FOR SALE  Distribution of Registered Seed to  Institute Members by the Department  of Agriculture, ~:  Registered Marquis or Red Fife Wheat  not more than four bushels to  one._member at per lb...03.  Banner Oats  not more than sixbushels to one  membsr at per lb. .0.2 1-2  1       Sludgstrop Mangel Seed  not more than five pounds to one  member at per lb. .30  Alfalfa Seed  Northern  grown.  - Not -more  five pounds to one member at  per lb. .20  Registered  Seed will   be   offered   for  General  Seeding in larger quantities  than the above at  Wheat 3c. per pound,  Oats 2 l-2c. and  3c. per pound, Corn 6c. per pound, Man-,  gels 30c.  per. pound,   Alfalfa 30c. per  pound  All applications for seed must be deliv-  ered to the underBJgned^Secretary^by,  December 7th, 1915.  Cash muat accompany order  Robt. Dodding:,  Secretary  LADIES!      I  ' __        ��� %  We have a nice selection of *  Children's Apparel j;  also attractive and useful articles j*  suitable for Ladies such as 3-  SILK BOUDOIR GAPS, |  TEA APRONS,  I  HAND EMBROIDERED 1  CUSHION TOPS,  I  ETC., ETC. *  ' ���, *.'  all at reasonable prices.-       '.���>  ��� -5-  Miss Nellie Hunter, of Nicola,  was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. W.  Heslojp this week.  ���j.       Sole Agent for the Famous  t Dekanek 10��,i,a" Sweaters ?  t Aviation Caps and Scarfs *  * Made by the Selkirk Garment *  t Co. of Vancouver. X  .% -*���  ���f See these before deciding on your v  * Xmas Present, at the       __ ���!-  Rose Marche    I  .. 4-  The slides which recently delayed bridge work on the K.V.R.  have now been cleared and the  finishing stages of the work are  proceeding. Several of the Dominion Bridge construction gang  left last Saturday on the westbound train. Several journey^  to Edmonton district to start .on  new bridge work.  "Believe me you will see the  biggest smelter in B. C. in Merritt. Why should'nt we have it.  We have the coal that cokes and  the mineral nearby that will require treating " states one who  has passed through some of. the  most fascinating and profitable  mining excitements of the years  gone by.  A J. Woodburn, the electric  wizard, of the Government Telephone Service, was in the city  this week on an inspection trip.  Norman Shore, the " star ' ^  Hockey player, brother of Station  Agent Shore, was in Merritt this  week leaving this morning for  Ityssland where he will be given  a place in the hockey team of  that city. Last winter Mr. Shore  played with a Portland professional team.    .  Hugh McGuire, who is proprietor of Lytton's up to date hotel  was a visitor the early part of  the'week. An old/timer of the  Boundary and Yale, Mr. McGuire  at one time owned considerable  mining and realty interests' in  the Aspen Grove.       0  Circular letters have been  forwarded front Ottawa to all  commanding officers throughout  the Eominion instructing them  to give preference to all returned  soldiers for home guard or any  light military duties. ���  ^.;.S..;.^..;..;..;..;..;..;..:..;..;.^..?.;.^,^...,j..;.^...,  ...:; I  The Newsy Pars  Geo. Lodwick of Nicola'was in  the city on Tuesday on business.  ��� December 13th, is the date  fixed for the annual meeting of  the Nicola Farmers' Institute.  G. H. Croly, of Princeton, was  in the City this week visiting his  brother Lieut. C. Croly.  A new recruit for overseas in  Donald McRae was signed up by  Recruiting Sergeant Leitch this  week.  Merchants who have Christmas  stock for sale would do well to  advertise in THE NEWS. The  paper that covers the Valley.  Corporation of the Cily cf  Merritt  _ Christmas cards. $1.50 per doz  printed with your own name and  greetings, suitable for home  overseas, at the NEWS office  or  GROCERIES  " Merco " Tea, undoubtedly extra good  Flour, buy while it is cheap  Butter,  per lb. .40  49-lb. sack 1.75  Our usual good value, 3-lbs. 1.15  *  ��  1  Icing Sugar, extra fine in Cartons  Scotch Marmalade, in jars,  Fry's Cocoa, .   t        ���       ���  Empress Cocoa, in. 1-2-lb. tins, reg. .25,  Pine Apple,  Manilla Drips, choice table syrup, 1-2 gal  Oatmeal Soap,  Palm Olive Soap,:  Fancy Tea Buiscuits, excellent quality  Campbell's Soups  Herring in Tomato Sauce  Sunlight Soap,  Bran, -  Shorts,  Wheat,  2-lbe. for .25  per jar .23  . " per tin .25.  per tin .20  2 tins for .25  tins,   each .42  8 cakes for .25  2 cakes for .25  per pkt. .10  3 tins for .40  per tin .20  5 cakes for .25  per 100-lbs. $1.50  per 100-lbs. $1.60  per 100-lbs. $2.00  DRY  GOODS  ���  *  Stanfield's Wool Underwear  Heavy Wool Undershirts  Men's Heavy Grey Socks  Red and Grey Blankets, extra good value,  5.00,7.50,9.00,10.50  White Table Oil Cloth '    per yard .35  per suit 3.00  each 1.25  3 peirs 1.00  \ THE   M��Ll_R_RITT  [GASH STORE  ;.*-:.^.H..:..:..x..'..:~:..x..x..:..:..>^..:..x�� .:-:..:..>^..:..:��:..^.:"t<��<:.-j��->^-t">-H"S">-;"t'**:"  Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Estey. of  Grand Falls, North Dakota, were  guests_,at__the_iColdwater-Hotel  on Monday.  No less than twenty four  triansient guests registered at  the Coldwater Hotel on Tuesday  night, which goes to show that  the Coldwater is as popular and  well known as ever.  W. L. Nicol, who came over  from Vancouver last week on a  brief business-visit here,returned  to the coast on the K.V. R. train  last Saturday morning.  Mrs. A. .D. Adamson. Aspen  Grove, was in town this week  visiting her husband who is a  patient at the Hospital but who  is happily improving in health.  A <&nmft (tttmttxt  Will be given  Jtt mb of % i&tb (Emms ^flrirtu,  At tlte 8fe* 8B?*ato   ,"  On Friday, December  10th, 1915  By Pupils of'the-School, assisted by Friends.  ��mtj5B, Arfton Auisb, ^iugittg (Barnes, rtr., frllmiMft be  ONE ACT PLAY: "BETWEEN TWO FIRES"  Doors open at 7.30, Commence at 8 sharp  Admission  by  Program:  25c.  and  50c.  Trooper Dave Campbell, who  has been in the city for several  days on leave on absence returned to camp at Kamloops on  Tuesday. .    -  ' The Ladies Aid of the Presby  terian Church will give a tea at  the home of Mrs. G., Phillips on  Granite .Ave.   Friday December  3rd from 3.30. to 6 p.m.  Lieut. C. Croly and Mrs. Croly  and Mr. and Mrs. H.'T. Booth-  royd were guests of Mr. I and  Mrs^W. Thompson, at the " S.  X" Ranch for Thanksgiving  Dinner yesterday.  Pte. Greaves and Pte. Mulhol-  land left Tuesday night for Victoria after spending a few days  vacation here with their friends  to rejoin their regimont theWest-  ern Scots.  VOTERS LIST, 1916  Notice is hereby given that in  accordance with the amendments  to the Municipal Elections"Act  when the assessed owner is the  holder of t!.e last Agreement of  Sale to- purchase land or real  property such assessed owner before having his name entered on  the Voters' list shall have fi'ed  with the Clerk or Assessor of the  tp   ���  City before the closing of the  Voters' list on November 30th,  1915,, a statutory declaration  proving that he, she or it (in the  case of a Company) is the holder  of the last agreement to purchase  said land or is (he last assignee  thereof by the terms of which  such holder is liable to pay the  taxes and has paid the current  ������illllll III KM��� ���_������_������__��� _n__M__M______pl_____M__  ���  y<*ar'3 taxes.  Dated the Seventeenth day of  November, 1915.  ���   .  Harry Priest,  City Clerk.  Notice of  .Cancellation of Reserve  The annual meeting of Nicola  Valley Horticultural and Agricultural Association will be held in  the City Hall on Monday, Dec.  13th, at 2 p.m. Will members  kindly nota this preliminary announcement. The Nicola Farmers  Institute wiil meet also at the  City Hal! the same afternoon.' "  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tbat  the Reserve existing on certain Iands  in'' the vicinity of Canford. B.C., and  forme ly covered by Timber Licence  No. 37581, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette  on the 27th of December, 1907, is cancelled. The said Iands will be opened  to entry by pre-emption at 9 a.m., on  Monday the 6th day of December, 1915,  at the office of the Government Agent,  at Nicola.  R. A. RENWICK,  Deputy Minister of Lands  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B.C..    .  Sept. 24, 1915  With ticket number 54, J. McKinnon of~the K. V. R. snowsheds  construction camp has won tlie  six-months old' cub bear raffled  by Murdock Mclntyre/ The new  owner will ship it 4o. an officer  friend in Vancouver and if allowable the bear will go to the front  as a mascot for an overseas  battalion.  UU KING AND COUNTRY  NEED YOU  RECRUITS  WANTED  For Canada's Oversea's  Regiments, Cavalry  or Infantry  Recruits will be inspected and medically 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..31st B. C. Horse  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU-  LATIONS.    -*  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 bo'  leased'for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of f 1 an acre. Not  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 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 accompanied by a fee of ?5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  availablerbut-nototherwlser ~A royalty 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 merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once 4  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the .lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever avail-  nble surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  .it 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  ;o any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  "    "  Deputy Minister of the Interior;  ��� N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   of  this advertisement will not' be  i>a|f -  'nr.���58782. v  II  GOD  SAVE  THE   I.INO  Household Banking Accounts  n The Bank of Toronto have"  been found by many to be a great  :onvehience. 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.  M  fl  H

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