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 -<:\y.  THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    GiTY    Of  THE    NICOLA    VSLLEY  Vol. 6,-No.'7^ ���  .MERRITT,   BxC.lx FRIDAY,    JANUARY   7,   1916  Price 5 Cents  " Great  War Veterans Join Colors ta be ill at  Battalion Authorized with Headquarters at Kamloops  Cariboo  Enlisting Miners  for the Engineers    . i  Mary War Veterans will Leave  Tomorrow for Calgary.  To Join Engineers  Nicola Officer's  Gallant Services  "-Pah", Battalion  For Central B. C.  Lieut. C. R.-McDonald, arrived  in the city from Victoria on Tuesday night torecruit miners wish-  ing to sign attestation papers for  "the No.  2 Tunneling Company,  Canadian Engineers, whose headquarters are at Calgary.-*  The Corps expects to leave for  "England  about   February   1st,  ' Major.��oul.th$rd,o.c. of the Corps  hopes to visit'Merritt shortly..  Lieut." MacDonald stated on ar-  ' rival that -some fifty men were  ��� required to complete the strength  , and that "he hoped to' get the  number at Merritt and Kamloops^  'Only those men "who can qualify  as engineers and as miners are  needed. -   -  \. * The men who have signed up  and who will leave on Saturday  morning's train include four well  known Nbn-Com's of-the 31 st R..  C. Horse, three of whom saw active service in' South Africa���  Tleg...Sergt,-Maj. T. Smith, Sergt  Maj. S. Howes.^Quar-Mas. Sergt.  .Geo. Osmond, sind Sergt.-Tailor  s -C. Stephenson." Others enlisting  are 37Wilcox ,4late Corporal -of  the Royaf Engineers)"/ Jas.' Faiiv~  clough (President of the  Conservative Association),-Fred  Captain Jack Nash Mentioned  in Sir John French's Recent  Despatch  According to information received  from Condon on January^lst, the name  of Captain Jack Nash appears in the  list of Canadians mentioned in Sir John  Trench's recent despatch'for gallant  and distinguished service. --7  Captain Nash, whose home is at Nicola, left on the outbieak of the war as  chief of the signalling section of the  31st B. C. Horse. An old/warrior'he  has seen considerable service and was  in the South Afiican war. Advices .of  the valuable services performed by Capt  Nash with the .fifth battalion, in the  capacity of signalling officer in which  branch he is specially proficient, had  bee'n received for some time through  private s'ources: The announcement of  the recognition of the Majors distin-  quished services while pleasing to the  many friends " of the Major in* the  Valley is hardly a surprise.      /  Kstablishment Authorized, Kam-  . loops is Headquarters���  Recruits'Wanted ���.-,  CONTEMPTABLE  A local young man who has  had one brother killed in the war  and another twice wounded, and  who is assisting the prosecution  of the war by paying .instead of  fighting has, received a contemptible " white feather.^ letter asking'why heroes not enlist. The  letter, addressed from IVTerrilt,  Paige (for several years, i.n business here as a'blacksmith and  is a certificated Vet.), J. Sharp,'  Leslie Cook, andR. C. Singleton.,  handwriting���the self-confessed  local j coward's signature���but- as jthe  writer was nob clever ejioiigh to  complete the' disguise we state  that unless an explanation is immediately sept exposure in these  Official intimation - that Mr. \ J. T.  Robinson, of Kamloops, had been- successful in his efforts to get the military  authorities at Ottawa, t6 sanction the  establishment of an overseas battalion  in Kamloops, (o Le distinctively composed of the young manhood of Cential  British Columbia, reached Merritt on  Mew Years Day, Recrui'ing Sergeant  John "���Leitch having receh ed a wire  from the recruiting authorities at Kamloops infoiming him of .the 'proposed  ne\y battalion and urging him W secure  Merritt men to join it.   ,  The new infantry battalion will it is  nnderstood, bear the historic name  "Cariboo" aa a part of its official designation. ,  The new authorized battalion will be  mobilized and trained at Kamloops,.  where already four hundred men' are. in  training, and will form the neuclus of  the-corps.  From the date of firsf' mobilization  Kamloops has beei^ an exceedingly  active recruiting centre andover twenty  three-hundred men have been enlisted  by Col. VicarsT"as Officer Commanding  the Rocky��� Mountain ..Rangers- The  majority of these are now serving in  Overseas battalions intox which they  have been drafted f Am the Kamloops  Centre. Some eight or nine hundred of  the British Columbia -Horse have'alflo  gone lo the front from the-~district  which is'to >be,,drawn upon-for 'the  i-*Car'iboo" battalion,,  These too, have  Few Aspirants for  Council Honors  Nominations Will be Taken on  .    Monday���Election, if any,  on Thursday  nbt   Flanders!,    is* in   disguised, fcPen drafted into various corps and/?in  consequence have lost identity as unit,  The feeling had arisen that Central  Central British Columbia/ by reason of  the lack of a distinctively local Overseas  _ .On Monda��.hext, January 10, "ait the  City Hall, between the hours of noon  and 2 p.m. the voters' of the City of  Menitt will have the opportunity of  nominating candidates for nine civic  offices, for the year, 1916.  Nine out of ten offices have to be  filled.  - -    -  A mayor, six aldermen-and tyvo school  h ustees are required and the election,  if any, will be held on Thursday next,  January 13, at the City Hall. ' Returning officer Harry Priest will preside and  the pplling station will be open from -9  a.m. to 7 p.m.       ��� '       ,  This year veiy little interest appears  "to de taken in the elections. Although  there are nine vacancies only three candidates are known to be definitely in  "the field.N Aldermen Ransom'and Jack-"  son fpr East and West Ward, respectively, ..are wiling to serve the rate-  fiayers.again as Aldermen, and Trustee  P. McLean will seek re-election to the  School Board  ,, For mayor, it is understood Mayor  -Walters will not seek re-election, naturally desiring-'to be free to give his  time to promoting his interests as Liberal candidate for Yale. Who will succeed Mayor Walters is doubtful.'' Aid.  Andrew McGoran, who is generally conceded to be the most valuable and able  legislator on Jthe*present council, has  been freely spokerf of asj.the logical  successor to Mayor Walters. Responsible-citizens affirm * that .if he would  accept nomination as mayor he would  be elected with-acclamation, ,-  '. As Alderman McFarlane is now- with  the- Home  Guard at   Kamloops,   and  Rags and Tatters  at Firemen's Dance  Some Amusing Costumes.    List  of Winners   and   Prize  /      Subscribers  Some two ,hundred persons were present at the Hard Time dance given by  the Volanteer Fire Brigade in, the Armory on New Year's Eve and which  was n ot attended by as many costumed  dancers'as were present last year was  nevertheless a great success. Fire-  chi^f Aitken and Fireman J, McGrath  .w^re efficient floor managers for the  dancing which was accompanied by Reg.  Morrison (piano) and Jack Fail ley (\io-  lin) in bright style. The judging of  the hard-time costumes and suits was  carried out by R. Strachan, W. Nelson,  and A. S. Howes, while hardwoiking  committees of firemen attended with  success to other details of the event.  Refreshments were sei ved and following its conclusion the New Year was  heralded in-with a Leap Year Waltz.  No person more pathetic looking could  be imagined than Mrs. F. Barnes, who,  as a blind woman, with blue spectacles,  drab clothes, a lame walk, goirfirst  prize. Jimmy Paton who got first honors in the hobo^class would put a dago  organ grinder to shame. Mrs. Hystein,  second prize winner was a natural haid  Last Session of  1915 Council  Votes of Thanks to Mayor and Others -  Were Passed.    Appreciative  ���'"..' v.  / Speeches  The-completion of a few minor  items o'f routine business and the  passing of'votes of thanks to the'  mayor,' aldermen and civic officials and staff marked^, the final  regular meeting of the 3915 City,  Council Tie/d in the Council chamber on Mon dey evening.  Prior to the putting of the mo- -  tion to adjourn, his worship^ack-  nowledged the assistance he had  received during the j ear'from  the Aldermen,, the city 'officials  and the local press, all of whom  had co-operated with him in carrying out the business of the city  during his term of office.*    .-  City Engineer, Howes, having  reported that if a quantity of  asbestos was bought by the City  for the covering of pipes at the  powerhouse a considerable saving  in working expenses would result  it was decided on motion of Ald^  n  times-figure, while Billy Fairley even'if j  he is among the dough all day~and hal'f McGoran and   Jackson, that the  the night  apparently  had'nt enough' suggestion   be  referred   to "the  dough left to buy himself a new suit so  early in the New Year. Mrs. A. Kay  wore'old rags 'with a new cut and a  pleasant smile. Adorned nta very much  tattered rag suit Jimmy Fairfoul reminded, one of an object sfcruckTby- exploding shTap'nel. ' Miss Gavelin cwas a  tall mass'of hair and ribbons, of many  coldifs,-her brother Fred "-suggesting, if J  faintly, a water'lily. ���_ks regards Rog-  consideration of the power -arid  light committee with power to -  act.        0  A batch of accounts were pre-,  sented bj^the City-Clerk.-and>  were passed for payment ^.when*  funds are available/' "; *'-V"<'  , -Various financial matters Xre-7.  * "P  -vl  v]  X':  * -'��<��_ .  battalion, was not receiving the recog-  Aldermen'McGoran, Ewart and McLean  ers it-looked as i>Bob had- been bablyjlating to the investment   o"f ,theV:V,V -^  nition due to the efforts  and sacrifices  columns Will be made in scathing 0f the people of the district or the ready  terms. , | (Continued on page 3)-  I  :���-*��������__  %r4%rffr4%r4fr%r4^^  ���I*  ii Mejrritt Mercantile Company I  ��������� "      .. ���       - !_S _ " ���������  i  T  ?  T  T  t  t  T  T  T  T  T  T  t  I  t  f  T  T  T  f  T  t  t  m  m  m  Tx  T  J  ^^^^.  /  Uj  ea  1  ���> /  X  ���*.  0\  o-  s  ���^  -  '��  'W  1  J  <  h-  >,  ____j  i__a  19  U  BE WISE  Follow up that New Year Resolution by buying where PRICES,  .QUALITY AND- SERVICE are al! combined and perfected  for your particular satisfaction^     ' ���  ;   ECONOMIZE  By trading where business conditions are studied closely, and. all  markets are watched for every possible value'which we can take  advantage of in our customers interests.  Our System is one of Practical ...  CO-OPERATION  ~ with .thefCprisum'er .whereby any special advantages which we ^clin  secure are shared with those whose patronage assists us ih maintaining  p . *       *��� ������  .the volume of business necessary for low prices. > ~ "* ' '-  ^ Special 10 per cent Reduction on all Skates  In  our present  Stock in order to reduce as much- as possible before Stock-taking,  ''      WE ARE3  TOR ������������    ��_.>..���__��____.'___���_��____.     ' Ft>R  Skating Supplies HEAD   QUARTERS    . Hockey Supplies  I  ?  t  f  -f  t  ��� t  r  t  t  T  t  t  "T  -T  t  T  T  *T  T  T  It  t  T  f  T  t  'f  t  +1+  will not seek re-election it is possible  that four newaldermen will be seen at  the Council.table during, the coming  year.'.*- Who the new Aldermen^will be  is an oipen^questioA ,"  As regarJs_ the School Board, Chairman Cleasby remains in offlce and  Trustees Gay. and McLean retire. Aid.  iMcLean, as stated above, will'seek reelection, but no person is known to be  seeking the seat J:o be vacated by  Trustee Gay.  Developments at  the Copper Mine  _.  ��   . -    Samples, of Ore from Aberdeen Group  -   Sent to the Coast for Assay.  _i^j_i ,Bright Outlook  Y x . -   - '    s . -   ..     .        " -  '      Y  Development work is progressing very, satisfactorily at the  Aberdeen Group of copper claims  at Mamette Lake, states Mr. E.  C'.'Johnson. The first car of 45  tons of copper left at the weekend for Tacoma smelter and large  quantities of sacks are .being  rapidiy filled ready for another  shipment.    .. /  l\Ir. Riley, the mining engineer  who is interested in the p'roperty.  has had two hundred pounds of  sample ore sent down to the  Coast for assay purposes by the  capitalists "own experts and the  result of the'examination is look-  e_d forward to by local mining  men with keen anticipation.  Arrangements are still proceeding with a view to improvements  and extensions at Aberdeen road,'  by��� co-operation between the developing company and the gov-^  eminent, and once the road work  necessary for the better hauling  of the ore to the railroad is done,  some fifteen more men will be  added to the crew, says Mr.  Johnson.  bombed.    Maggie .Stephenson- looked sinking,fund in the Canadian wan  loan were considered.  After dis-.  cussion'it was decided to recind ���  the resolution passed at the last-  meeting for, the early payment  of a sum against the investment-  to secure the discount an; 8ntici-_  pated loan not having been obtained   and  a   new   resolution .  authorising the treasurer to make  a payment for the war loan in  full on the next due date, February 1, was*unanimously passed.  ' A   comniunication   from  the  bank respecting the application'  for a loan was accepted and or-'  dered fyled.-  ��� Mayor Walters, acknowledging  the assistance of the aldermen  lovely in ragged skirt "with curtain'lace  collar and cuffs. Jack Aitken would  pass for a Chink, while'Printer Mr*.  Bell who said he went- disguised as a  hobo locked little diffeient to how we  often'see him on publishing day.k  Ladies:--Mrs. F.v Barnes, leg^of mutton, presented by "Heslop's Me=it Market; second. Mrs. Otto Hytein, side of  bacon, by Nicola Valley Meat" Market;  third, Miss Hallinan, five lbs coffee,  Merritt Mercantile Co; fourth, Miss E.  Gavelin, basket of fruit, -by H. Grieg;  fifth; Mrs. A. Kay, photo fiame, by  G. B. ArmstroTig; sixth, Mrs. Kemp,  photo album by A. F. Rankine."  Gents: -first, J. Paton, bottle of  whisky, presented by Adelphi Hotel;  second, William Fairley, box of cigars,  presented by A. Jackson; third, J. Fairfoul, box of cigars, by J.- Vanhear;  fourth,,Ed, C. Bell,*cuff links and stick  pinJn case.by F."~AT~Reidrfifth7"FFed  Gavelin, pair of gloves, by J.. S. Morgan; sixth E, Darney. pipe, by H. S.  Darknell; seventh, Rf Rogers, set cuff  buttons, by Simpson & Cranna; eighth,  John Dunnigan, flask of whisky, by  Grand Hotel.   ;������'���.'  't ^   4  ���'A  Aldermen James McFarlane,  left tfie City op New Years- Day  for Kamloops having been attested for, the' Home Defence.  Funeral of the Late Robt. White  The funeral of the late Robert White  who was killed at Alaric & Heyes logging camp at Coldwater Valley last  week, took place at Merritt cemetery  on Monday afternoon last. N. J. Barwick had charge of the funeral arrangements, -s  The adjourned inquiry into the accident will be conducted by Coroner Or.  T&till and a jury today at the scene of  the accident." At the funeral James  White, a brother of deceased from  Saskatchewan, and H. Wellband, a  bro^her-fn-Iaw, from Alberta, were the  principal mourners. The Rev. George  Kinney conducted the service in the  presence o'f several old friends of the  deceased. The pallbearers were I.  Eastwood, D. L. Munro, M. Mclntyre,  W. Alaric, W". Fairley and W. Hunter  Quite a large number of deceased's  friends followed the cortege^ .to the  cemetery, in expression'of their respect  to his memory. -        ���     "',  The late Robert-White was born in  1878 in the County of Gray Ontario,  came west in 1892 arid settled in the  Nic.la Valley atJoUt*six years ago. He  leaves five brothers aqd two sisters to  mourn his loss.  Merritt vs, Nicola tonight at the Rink.  and citjTbfficials paid a high tribute to the work of City Clerk  Priest. Although little in the  way of pubiic improvements had  necessarily been done the City  had been carried on economically  and well during"difficult financial  circumstances, which had affected  many other municipalities worse  than Merritt. Their Council had  the pleasure of knowing that they  finished the year without contracting any debt to the bank.  In moving a vote of thanks to  the mayor, Aid. McGoran said the  Council had always acted as they  thought in the best interests ojf  the city.    Any mistakes, they  made were mistakes of the head  and nojt of the heart   He hoped -"*���  that  the   next   year's   council  would be a-good one, able to well .  look after the, city's affairs.   He ,  would Be glad at all times to render, the new. council any assist- -t  ance he could.  Aid*   Ransom   supported'- the,-  sentiments in appropriate^terms.  On  the call of Aid. McGoran  the mayor was the subject of the "i  rendering of" He's a jolly good  fellosv " sung standing,   by all -  present." /   - .  Solicitor Grimmett Jett -that  after a j ear, the most momentous  (Continued on i/tige 3j  >"���*,i"\.  <*���** RKe  fal&AY. J_AKtIABX 7.' IgU  THB WIOOLA EALLEY NEWS.  TWO  THe  Published Evtiny Friday "���  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - Editor : Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION >  Subscriptions, payable in advance, ?2.00 per year in Canada.  Britain, United Sta'ea and Foreign Countries, ?2 60. '  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,'Merritt, B. C.  THE CARIBOO BATTALION   .  The historic name " Cariboo " is to figure in the final chapter of th'e  story which is now being written in letters of blood and fire on the fields  of Flanders and France, and it will be on the badges of a battalion recruited, mobilized and trained in that central section of British Columbia  of which the original district of Cariboo forms so important a part.'  The District of Cariboo, as it now figures in the Dominion parliamentary map, is the largest in Canada, but one of the most sparsely settled.  It stretches from the Peace River Country o>_ the north to the Similkameen on the South and from all parts of this .splendid district it is hoped  to bring the men who will form a battalion worthy of the country and  its historic name. The first " Cariboo-" contingent came from all parts  of the world, guided by the lure of wealth���and its reward was found  in the red gold rung from nature's treasure vaults. The " Cariboo "  contingent which is now be enrolled, will come from all parts of the old  district���at the call of the Empire���and its reward will be won on the  blood red fields of battle. The Arggonauts of '62 faced- unknown  dangers and privations and added to the stores of national wealth r the  volunteers of '16 will face unknown dangers and surmount equal difficulties to add another page to theTecord of* an Empire's Glory.       x ���  That there will be anv difficulty, in securing the 1,200 men required-  to complete the war strength of the " Cariboo " Battalion is' not 'to be  considered. Every man of military age, and phyricslly able-to pass the  medical officers, should offer himself without delay' and thus help, to  prove that the spirit of '62 still lives and abides in the-district. .The  " fact that the corp will be mobilized as a unit, should be an aid to speedy  recruiting. Friends will be able to remain together from the time of  attestation, during preliminary training in British Columbia and final  training in England and when the period of probation is 'over will -be  -comrades in the trenches and shoulder in the wild rush of the iron game.  That the suggestion made by Mr. J. T. Robinson has been, adopted  by the rnilitary authorities is due to the realization of the fact that territorial units will rapidly fill up. One volunteer influences his neighbour  and one district at once becomes anxious to outdo in numberand quality the efforts of another section of the country. The-result7 of ^ this  friendly rivalry cannot but be beneficial to the quality of the entire Canadian force* now in training, or.shortly to be recruited^for oyerseas service,  in the cause of the Empire. ; ;     , - c  " Every person in British Colnmbia, yes, in Canada, will be interested  " in the formation and the welfare of a coip which will * cany the- .name  of Cariboo into the battlefields of 'Europe, ��� but those' who7 knoVf the  district and the quality of its'men, will rest confidenHhat giveri the op,-  portunity, the volunteers enlisted in'Golden Cariboo _willJ' quit "themselves as Men.' ��� ""  Merritt's Engineer  Joins the Colors  ��� Another Merritt City official  has temporarily left his civil i ah  duties to get in the "big push"  in France.  Following the- departure of  Chief of Police Grundy for the  coast���he is a provisionai lieutenant and has become attached  to the No 2 Tunneling Co, Cana-  * dian Enginees���City Engineer A".  S. Howes has enlisted in the  same corps and will leave tomorrow for Calgary.  At a meeting of the water and  light committee held yesterday  the City Engineer was on his  request granted indefinite, leave  of absence as well as being informally congratulated on the  step he had taken. While be is  away the first"assistant engineer  D* Forsyth who is fully qualified  will take his place. J. Meldrum  has been taken on the powerhouse staff..  New Officers  Of ItT. Lodge  Deputy Grand .Chancellor Tom  Clarke'r^talled the new officers  of the K-ught of '^.Pythian* lodge  at a^weli attended meeting in the  K.P; hall on Wednesday evening.'  They v\e,'  C.C.  V.C.  Prelate  m.d;w:  M.O.F.  M.O.E.  M.A. A.  I.G.  O.G.  Jas. Bevis  L. Clark  J. McGrath  J. Fairfoul  T. Clarke  J. Hutton  N. McMillan  W.-Neilabn  J': Rosfr  Samual Cuddy left on Tuesday  for Kamloops to join an overseas  regiment. *  *  Committees:���hall- committee,-.  J. McGrath and J. .Grant; finance  committee, N. McMillan,*^ J; Fairfoul; J. Ross; Grand-Lodge rep*  resentative T. Clarke. -'  After the installation, the  newly installed officers .made  brief speeches.  The adjourned annual meeting  of the Nicola Stockbreeders' Association will be held next Wednesday at Nicola. Important  business-is on the agenda,-"including the election of officers.  ELECTION   OF   ALDERMEN  FOR  WEST  WARD  CJH^IC  ELECTIONS,   1916  -*- I wish to thank the electors of West Ward and' the citizens  generally for the support accorded me as a representative on  the City Council in 1915 and to announce that I have acceded*  to the requests of several ratepayers to allow ray natne'to be <  submitted for re-election as alderman.  -In soliciting the continued support of ��� the voters at" the"  " election next week I wish to state that I shall endeavor at' all  times to conscientously carry out my duties jn protection of  the best interests of West Ward and the advancement of* the r  City as a whole.  Richard Jackson,  Candidate for Alderman for Weat Ward  I   Me^itt<School district  Election of School  Trustees, J916  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby  given to the Electors of the Merritt Schooi District that I require  the presence of the Electors at  the City Hall,1 Merritt B. C, on  the 10th day of January. 1916 at  twelve o'clock noon for the purpose of electing two Trustees to  represent them on the Board of  School Trustees/ x  ,The mode of nomination of  candidates shall be as follows;  The candidates shall be nominated in writing; the writing  shall be subscribed by two voters  of Merritt School 'District as proposer and seconder and'shall be  delivered to the Returning Officer  at any time between the date of  the notice and'two o'clock p.m.,  of the day of .nomination; the  said writing may be in the form  numbered five in the schedule of  the Municipal Elections Act and  shall state,the names, residence  and occupation or description of  each person < proposed*, in such  manner as sufficiently to identify  'suclrcandidate; arid iri the event  of'a'poll being , necessary puch  poll will be opened' on the 13th  day-of January.1916 at > the City  Hall, -Merritt, B. C, -from"-nine  o'clock a.m.,_to"seven" o'clock .p.  m. for the'whole' School district  bf which everyvperson is hereby  required to-take-notice .and govern himself accordingly. '  The persons" qualified to" be  nominated for and" elected as-  Trustees shall be such persons as  are British Subjects of the.full  age of twenty.'one years and who  are not'-disqualified Junder "any  law andvhave "been i for * the six  months next preceeding the day,  of . nomination the-j registered  owner in-therLand Reglstry~Office  of >land< or real'propfert^'in-the  .School>1DJstfict"/of,'Jther assessed  value Von " the.', last fiJunicipal  Assessment Roll or-the Provincial^  Aaeessment,-RoH -fori that-portion  of the Merritt' School- District  situate"out8ideJef ,-the limits of  thte Corporation oi 'the'iCity of  Merritt of Five hundred. dollars  or more over and above any Registered judgement or charge arid  who are'btherwise duly ..qualified  as voters at an election :of School  Trustees.   _  ' Given under my hand at Merritt this twenty-eighth daycof  December/1915.-  HARRY'PRIEST  V  Returning Officer.  " Erb f * was Prince?  of the Puckchasers  Ten out of the' eleven goals  which gave Princeton Hockey  team the victory against Merritt  in a score^of eleven to seven on  Saturday at Princeton were obtained by that brilliant exponent  Erb Neai. the idol of hockey devotees in the Boundary country.  For the losers McKibbin and  Wass each got three points and  Boyd one. Six-a-side hockey was  played owing to thesmaH rink.  The return match will be playN-  ed at the local rink next Tuesday,*  face off at 8 DJtn., and ah interesting encounter is anticipated.  .Friday^ match showed the  sides to be well matched the  play being more or less even until  ten minutes from the.jend when  Princeton forged ahead and put  in three goals.  Line-up: goal, H. S. Darknell,  point R. Barrett, cover point, J.  P. Boyd, centre H. McKibbin,  left wing P.* Ransom, right wing  G. Wass.    R. Carrington, spare.  The visiting team were'shown  every kindness and consideration  by-'the Princeton., players "and  public and were the guests "at a  very enjoyable New Years Eve  masquerade dance.     .    '  Counter Jjumpers\  Whack Bankers  New ��fficersof  ^ The Oddfellows  *- District"Deputy.Grand1! Master  bf the I. O.O. * W. ,H.; Cowen assisted by Deputy. Grand Marshal,  Bro Singleton, ,��� Deputy Grand  Warden'BrorlJeilsoh.Dep^Grand  Guardian Bro. A. S. Howes, Dep,  Grand Secretary Bro. W. Lakey  conducted the new officers pf the  1.0.0! F. local lodge Tnto tri'eir  chairs, at the installation -ceremony ,held on Tuesday night.  The new officers are, ���  Noble Grand C. Mcintosh  Vice Grand J. Leese  Recording Sec. ' W. Aitken  Financial Sec. .   W.Kemp  Treasurer R. Tredwin  Warden W. McCreat  Conductor ' J. W; Ellis  R.S.N.G. ,    C. Singleton  L.S.N.G. - ,, J. Jobling  R. S. N. G. _ Thos. Archibald,  L.S.V.G.' Jas. Fairclough.  R.S.S. C      .Leslie Cook  L.S.S.        '   ' James Sharp  O.G. *  '    ' E. Darney  I,G. George Archibald  Chaplain Robt. Taylor  '-After the- installation ceremonies were concluded several  sisters of the Rebeccah lodge  called in and the remainder of  the evening was spent with social  diversions. -  -  , By three-goals to one the Mercantile Company's staff defeated  an aggregation from thfe two local  banks .on New. Year's Day when  an interesting and well contested  friendly" hockeyr matcji ^was -enjoyed/  ��� The scorers of the points,, v^ere  for thke Bankers, N���r��rman Brownfj  for the Mercantile, ,Roy Thomas  one, M. A. Durland two..  For the winners 'Roy Thomas  and W."Aitken w.ere.con6picuous  with^clever play.;,-while M,' A.  Durland" was' pjaying $, useful  game -until -he, was. injured by  being^Btruck on the-forehead.*A.  Nv B. Rogers-and^AI W.,Strick;  land stood thej>ace well for the,  losers?' A.-E. J.-Round was at  times-clever in goal. - ���  -��The players were : Mercantile,  staff���Boothrpyd, Aitken,Thomas  -Walters, Durldnd, Martin,,Reid ;  r/Bankers��� Round," Strickland;  Rogers,. -Ruddock, < Larcombe,"  Methveu, Brown. _;". - _  ," .   . > ��� r-^  n. Don't forget the-Merritt versus  Nicola hockey match at'the Tink  tonight.    Game called for 8 p.m.c  [The local line up is as follows :  Darknell, Hoggan, Ransom, H.,  Carrington, - Wass,    McKibbon;  Ransom, J?.   Referee M. Shore.  ��� Coldwater Hotel*  "It's Jill Comfort."*  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  - Merritt is tbe gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  Reliable information relative torthe mining and ranching  industry's freely "given. If you want to find a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable fitst-class ho'el  of Merrift. __; - -   \Hot and-sCold  Water^ - Ifaomswlth Baths. Ftoc large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream-used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON, _  Insurance .Agent and Notary Public  Fire :  M_B__^^^^M  <r Liverpool and Londonf  and GlbBe  Phoenix of-London, Eng.  British'America of  ., Toronto-      >x>  Life & Accident  ��� rr ���~-*���-������ti  B. C.  Life  .  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  '        " ^ o "  AT DAN MUNRO'S, OFFICE  Princeton.  Tuesday.  at the  rink,  next  Teachers Take  ~Up_Their Duties  'Merritt public schools reopened  after 'the Christmas and New  Year recess on Monday morning  last, the opening, not being attended with any ceremonies. H.  S. Cleasby,' chairman- .of the  School Board, was present���Mrs.  Nunnely and Miss Currie the new  teachers took up their positions  on the_staff.,_"  There are few"net~changes in  th"e-number on the roll"\:ompared  with last^term or, the corresponding "date last year..  '-     "_    .,  THE;  BEST   SEASON'S   GREETINGS  - .    _     c ;~*- .  To-our.manjf; customers and friends >of the Nicola Valley  PRIME   BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PORK:  , PREMIUM BACOH, AND HAM8: /^ -  FflESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE  . -        ..    r J * t -  ��-**.._-., -  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs, Cranberries and Jap Oranges-  'Prices Lowest -   .' C Quality Highest  Nicola Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   aiid  " \ r -   :'\  Contractor, -^      -  -  Letme figurcon your next job���nq-matter-how,email,  or how large. .. : Satisfaction Guaranteed 7       ' j .  ^,0.i6x   219.   kERBITT,;B!  O.',  Y�� -       - \     -  OU' can serve your own best interests andi*those"-of British^  / . Coluinbia when you purchase LECKIE "BOOTS AND SHOES;  Every-doll&r paid "for LECKIE'S remains right here ,at home to.  build and'idevelop our'own Province.V        -   --  ���-���  Twenty-six degrees below zero  was the reading of the mercury  in several parts of the city early  on Tuesday morning. ,  ' 'Several citizens and~f amiles as  well,as other private parties patronised the special New Yearns  Day dinner at<"the Adelphi Hotel  on'Saturday night^when a most  attiactive and appetising menu  was presented by the management of this well appointed hotel.  Quickly and daintily served the  dinner was highly^-commented  upon, and praiseworthy and'Congratulatory remarks weTe tendered to the management by several  of the guests. -  Ranchers D. Dodding and W.  ��L Pooley Were visitors to the city  n Wednesday.  are made of very best and most substantial leather obtainable. -  BETTER BOOTS AND SHOES ARE NOT MADE.     When" you  buy *-LECKIE'S you pay-no duty���you buy shoes���absolutely.    . ,  LECKIE'S are made for men and boys. See them at. your dealers. Look for the name "LECKIE" plainly stamped on "every*,  pair- of the genuine. _ -   ."        '  --.**���T-At your Shoe Dealers ---  J |;Built for Wear,Style& Comfort | B  ^l^l._____l_____^__^^_^^_P ^____^_______^I^^_-F *^__P ^____H_l_^K_li_i^P ^IV ^__H___^^^^>.^_^BI |^.B_^________I^__^____^__V ^  ^r^i.*:  JWTGliEk^ 6i^ORP  WE. HAVE PURCHASED ~*"':  ���_- ' ^ ^ .^  The Stock of Electrrc Lighting  Supplies, antfElectriCQlTittihgs  '- *- . "V     *���   " \ '  Prom A. B; Kennedy, Electrical Engineer   _  "^.  >���  .  ^  ;  4  All Goods at  Lowest  Prices  Mclean & gorp    _  - Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  *J^**t-^,j*,i"j"i<  ���    *  Workingmen  IF you can save each week even a small amount you  . > are invited to open a Savings -.Account with-The  Bank of Toronto, Sipall* depositors" are as well cared  for as large"ohes.- A dollar will start a Savings Aqcbunt -  and interest is added to Savings Balances half-yearly. -  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID -UP   CAPITAL*  RESERVED   RjNDS  BANK of  $61,000,000'  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  t  -*  __*  Corporation of the City of  �� Merritt  Municipal Elections  TORONTO  *���:��� I  A.  N. B.  ROGERS, Manager  MERRITT BRANCH  "      $  ^���������<~>**->��K,**H*'****>*K,��fr-i^  Get Your  n  ���**\  TailoringjRepairing  Cleaning and  Pressing  '      " DONE  BY ;  CAPT. STEPHENSON  (LATE CITY TAILOR)  - ^    "      -       AT THE  SUK5HINE THEATRE  .-..-   BLOCK,  ALL   ORDERS. DONE   TO   TIME.  M. i. GRIMMETT, LLB.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR *  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT      ' NICOLA  J. A: MAUGHAN ��  Solicitor     -.       Notary. Public  ,- SoUcilor "for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,  Photographs  of the Best  L-  Meets in.K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at ?  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  ,- cordially invited.  No Time^like, the present  rtd have your-Photo taken  /  v.'j.'�� XX   \    ,        -���.,,-  ': Think it over, and then call and  s  ������ see samples at the City Studio^  Chas? P. Hooper  Opp. Schools., - ��> Merritt *  Capt.- STEPHENSON  C. R.  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53;  A. r."w A. HI.  P. S. Gay,  WM.  i-  GET.JHIS CATALOGUE  SAVEMONEY  I The Best Ever  issued; Skates,Skating  , .Boots, Hockey Sweater!, Uniforms, and  -   Complete'Outfits,  Snowshoes,- Moccasins,  Skis, Toboggan*.  We want every Man  interested ~in Sports  of any kind to get  our   large  Fj-ee  Catalogue.    Prices  right and satisfaction  guaranteed.    ' J  Immense   Stock...*f  prompt shipment.  You can save  ���mon <Sy -by-getting���  Catalogue to-day, *���  T.W. BOYD & SON  27 Notre DameSt.Wctt  MONTREAL  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No/ 46  Meets in K.P. Hall  .  every"Wednesdaye  at 7.30   * -'    *  Visiting brethren  , cordially   invited.^  J. Fairfoul, C.C.  J. Simpson, "���  Ifcfof R.-& S,  -**  L.O.L., 1701  > Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings.in the Oddfellows'  Hall on*the* first andjthird Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meetton the 14th of each month. v  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  Andrew Paton, W-.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  HOUSE^FOR-RENT-OR  *  .       SALE "*  Apply Dr. G. H.^TUTILL,  P,_0, Box 10.  ?! PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby  ttgiven to the erectors of the" Municipality of tho Corporation of the  City, of Merritt that I require the"  presence of'the Electors at the  [City Hall,,Merritt, B. C.^ on tKe  10th day of January, .1916. at  twelve o'clock"noon for the purpose of electing persons to repre^  sent them in the Municipal Coun-  ciras.'Mayor and Aldermen.  The mode of nomination of can-  didatea��shall be as follows:  The candidates shall be nominated, in  writing:   the  writing  shall be subscribed by two voters  of the municipality as propose]  and seconder and shall be delivered to the Returning- officer at  afly time between  the date of  the "notice and two o'clock p.m.  of the day of nomination; the  said" writing may be in the form  numbered five in the schedule  of  the Municipal Election Act  and shall state the names, residence and occupation pr "description of each", person" proposed in  such  manner, as sufficiently to  identify such candidate;, and in  the event of a poll'being necessary such poll,will Jbe~opened^ on  the 13th day of January; 1916 at  the ,City,Hall,  Merritt, B. C,  from nine o'clock a.m. to seven  o'clock p.m. for both tbe East  atid-Vyest Wards of the said'City  of which ^every person "is" hereby  R. HEBRON  require^ toNtake notice and goy-  Secretary fern himself accordingly. -   '<*',',  The  persons  qualified ~to  he  nominated,- foriand  elected  as  Mayor.shall be any person who  is.i male British' subject of: thi  full age'of 21 years, not disqualified under any law andhasfor.the  6>.months next preceding the day  of nomination been .the register  ed owner in .the Land Registry  Office of land or-.reaI_ property in  tHe city of the' assessed value bn  the Ia��t . municipal Assessment  RoH of one, thousand ^dollars or  more over and above any registered judgement or charge arid  who is otherwise duly qalified as  av municipal voter.^ ,- -  The persons" qualified to be  nominated for, and -1 elected * as  Aldermeh���shall be "such persons  as .are maler British subjects of-  the full age of twenty-one" years  and who are .not disqualified under any Jaw and have been^for  the six months next proceeding  the_day, of nomination 'the registered owners,in the Land Registry ..Office'of land or real property  in the City of the assessed value  pn the last Municipal Assessment  Roll of five hundred dollars or  more oyer and above any. registered judgment.or charge and  who are~btherwise duly qualified  as'municipaLvoters.  Friday, Jan.  K.P.'s  i. Year'sk patfeerl ng  Many K.-' P's- and  Pythian- Sister?  were present at the whist drive  and  dance held-.in  theJL P. hall on New-  Years Night when a happy and sociable  time was spent.  In the whist drive,.of  which Bro. J.   Fairfoul  was director,  some   twenty tables 7were filled, .the  winners proving to be as follows: Ladfes  first prize Doris Neaves, booby 'Kiddoj  McGrath (played gslady); gentleman's  first prize Wv Cranna, booby J. Fairley j  As Mr. Cianna presented  the pipe he  won on points it was raffled,and brought  in   $4.15      After  cards,   supper  was'  appetisingly served.' Then followed e  musical program.     "Life's Dream  i>  O'er" was contributed as a duet by Mi  and   Mrs.   Staton;   Mr.   Staton   sang  "The last Milestone"; while Miss  D.  Carrington  and   Alf.   Limb   (cornet)  rendered a duet.     For the dancing,  Reg Moinson and J.'Fairley contributed the  instrumental accompaniament,  J. Bevis proving himself to be an active  "M.  C.    An unrehearsed feature was  the   touching    demonstration   of   the  bunny hug dance by James McGrath  and   James Simpson   who were  well  matchedin individual skill  but not in  bodily height.  'Pals'-Battalion for Central B. C  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third-Tuesday in each month  at8,p.nu '  ��� Sojourning brethren, are cordially invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  *    Secretary  il       fContlnued^from Page One.)  ���iesponse of Its young men to  the call  for volunteers.   Many, and deep, have  been the complaints against the~depart-  mental   requirements^ which rendered  necessary or advisable, the removal of  troops recruited in this district to fill  gaps in the ranks of corps mobilized at  the coast or even in the ranks  of' the  Kootenay battalion. J  ��� Continuous as the_ .response  of the  men of central British Columbia has  been to the demands of the situation  there  is^no* donbt   that ^the impetus  which will be given to local recruiting  at various centres in"��he district by the  fact that a regiment 1b   to, go to the  front under a distinctive, and historically known name, will bring' the battalion to its full strength with little delay.  i The suggestion tdat the name" of the  district which first put British.Columh,ia  on the map, as far as the general public  was concerned, should" be linked with  Canada's contribution of men to the  Imperial forces came from J. T. Robinson,   the   conservative", candidate  tor  Cariboo mding,  in thej next Federal  elections.   The suggettion, which was  submitted to General Hughes early in  December;   was._ supported  Get  More Money" for yonr ^ i^ca  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, L-,nx, Wolves  Marten and ochcr Fur bearers ��, .cud .-,Vo.r.e��,i��  .SHIP TOUR Fo'RS DIREf rio'SP'-iTriT- ��.��� i. .   .  A.JB. SHUBERT, ln^ Kyc*2S��TO��-  ltM--^M-M--^--^--^--^--^M*-TIMBMMn~Tir-rr____M___i_____Mi___Mi ��� ___ *    I  Donald  Jn the Matter of the Estate of  McPherson, deceased,        _  and in the Matter of the ''Administration Act."  YOUR KING AND COUNTRY  NEED  NOTICE is herebvgiven that by an  order of His Honour y; W. Howay,  dated the 16th day of November, 1915,  'Harold P. Christie Esq.,Official Administrator for .the Electoral Districts of  Yale and Lillooet, was appointed Administrator of ALL AND SINGULAR  the Estate of Donald McPherson, deceased.  Notice is hereby further given that  all persons having any claims against  the said^Estate are hereby required to  send in the pa< ticulars of their claims  to the said Administrator at Ashcroft,  B.C., on or before the 20th day of January, 1916, after which date the Admin-  i��:u   by   good  ist5Stor w��?! Proceed to djstribute the  reasons, for itsjadoption and anr urgent I asse!f of'the said deceased among tlie  request for its immediate consideration. part,eB entitled thereto, having-regard  The result was that "on the 21st,,General Ion,y to toe c,aims ��^ ->     *  Hughes wired to Mr. Robinson his will"- |I.B7?~h/d "��tice and rthat he w,-** not. **> Recruits wiH be inspected and rrtri  m_rnP.�� tn mH,^.l fi,., m��wn,_.f.v�� At liable'for the assets or anv Dart ther^f    vct,u"*- *"-' oe inspected and ired  WANTED  Por Canada's Oversea's  Regiments, Cavalry^  or Infantry  Straight Tips #  For Prospectors  We cull the following comments  *   or'-" straight jtips" for prospectors and holdersjof mining rights  in mineral lands from a-recent  issue-of V-The Monetary Times."  A'gentleaian who has.an inti-  " mate., knowledge of-the mining  industry and mining .'promotion,  says that  the proposals-^placed  before capital by prospectors are  v��� sujiprising. " Itnmediately a little  /.gold or silver,is seen, prospectora  claim to have a mine.   _ - , ~  . \n regard to the fully -develop  ed mine, when one goes, to buy  that, 'onejfinds-that.,the .other  fellow knows about as much in  regard to. ft. as the proposed  purchaser.- -*;  ���Given under my hand at Merritt this "twenty-eighth day of  December, 1915.-  HARRY PRIEST,, "  Returning Officer.  Hughi  mgness to authorize the mobilization of  the Cariboo Rangers and on the Slst,,'  Col. -Vicars received' instructions to  proceed.wlth the recruiting of the battalion to be mobilized and trained at  famloops��� i        *    '    /    n  An active campaign to cover^the en-  tire^district from Peace River to Princ-  ton*will be at once inaugurated for the  purpose of securing recruits for the new  unit which, it is intended, wil/be representative of the very best youpg  manhood ox' Central British Columbia,  Ar  ically examined at  At^St Andrews Presbyterian  Church on New Year's Eve the  marriage-took place of Miss  Wally Schmidt, formerly of the  staff of the^ Adelphi Hotel, and  Alexander "Herbert McMillan,  both residents of the City.^The  Rev. J. Hyde officiated.  1 ���* .j i  v Out of-every wage some portion should be banked regularly,  either as security against the proverbial rainy day or as a foundation to future prosperity.    $1.00  liable'for the assets or any part thereof  so distributed";to any person of whose]  claim he shall not then .have had notice, f  *STD��$^B-<a,���lThe Nicola Valley:  HAROLD P. CHRISTfE,  Official Administrator  Styles for Stout  Men  How the Semi-ready Designers  Tailor Suits for Heavyweights  Many"a stout ,man in tho best of  health and spirits has been greeted with  t" you are not as stout as you were."  , This is a tribute to his tailor, very  often, rln the Semi-ready Book of Style  the designers show how a stout man  can dress so that he will appear well  proportioned.- M613erNo7~328Thow^a  stout man's English walking coat, and  in plates No.'s 313 and 314 are shown  the proper style of business sack which  i stout man should wear.  When properly cut and the right pat-  :ern is chosen the Semi^ready physique  News Office,  MERRITT,  On any evening between  7.30 and S.30 p.m.  C. TYNER,  p.c. ' D' Squad. 31st B. C. Horse,.  GOD  SAVE   THE   KING  jA-Promotion for.  Nicola Officer  ���ii . .    ..     n    i Item is chosen the Semi-ready physique  will open an account in the Bank i^ patterna are desig-ed toyIepsgye Jhe  of Toronto,.and interest is added  half-yearly ,to the balances on de  posit.  a  There is���-as much money spent  .      ... -        ' , , ,   , , xirey   worn, w ocu^uii iu��   UHtnt  in hunting for gold and develop- ^ having a real mine while thej  inn.-1    QO        AY 7 _��__��!*        AAM.AH        <\iii ��.-_?       A.1  - _    . _  mgJ as ever  ground."  .comes out of the  These are. the opinions of ..  practical man who^has giyen this  matteCcareful consideration" for"  years.^ .        -  ' _.'      :        "y  if ��-* ^____.^___��a_M_*  * If capitalists are requested'tc  become interested \n a partially  developed property the price  people ask isgenerally out of all  proportion-to what they have t(  show.   ' \  *-��� " '  Thev want to'sell^on ihe basjf  The only reason why  he' is  ready to sell is that he thinks ke  " will turn it into cash more quickly  by  selling   than   he would   by  working ore out of the ground.  only have something that mayor  may. not turu out to be"a paying  proposition.  Tonight at the Eink, commen-  ding.at 8 o'clock, the membeis  of the local hockey club will meet  ,i he puckchasers from Nicola.  Capt. H, G, Forster^ of Nicola,  who is>itlrthe 47thiBattalior,  now in, England,  has been pro^  moted'v to; Major;_and, now";his  command;of B comparij^. aJccord-  ing:to an cfficial^announcement  justjeceivedl)ver"th'ercables. .,  ��� In the same company is-Eieut.  D. B.'-Martyn1. whoVesigned Kis  seat as alderman,on Maple_Ridge  Council to take his ccrcmissiori"  and who, ������ although still in t tne  early, twenties^'gave Mr. ..John  Oliver a hot chase for. the Liberal  nomination of Dtwdcey, riding  at the next Provincial* EJIection."  oo-stoutjppearance.  Local   Dealer:   Andrew Ewart, The  City Tailor.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA ���  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the managoment of Mi. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  Eerley tyc��her$qn was in .town  on Wednesday, returning to  penticton ihe follcwirg daj.  President|Oscar Lachmund and  P. A. Norcross, of the B.C. Copper Company, of Greenwood, were  in the-city at the beginning oi  thfe ' week,^ registering at the  -Adelphi;1 and proceeding later tc  the copper,,claims in the Aspen  Grove district.y  It is expected that the K.V.R.  mail service 'between Merritt,  Tulameen and Coalmont will  come into operation on April 1st  next The existing contract between Mr. Joseph Collett and the  postoffice authorities for the carrying of the mail by stage will  'terminate-by mutual consent or  March 31st.  There is eight feef of unow ,at  .the Summit camp.    -  Miss McPherson,  recently of  he teaching staif of the public  ..chools, v left  on Thursday  f<r  Vancouver to takej up a course  at Normal School.  The Rink  OPEN  Every Day  General Admission  Adult Skaters .20c.  Spectators ��� 5c.  Children Skaters. 1 Oc.  SEASON TICKETS ' /  A high class hotel with reasonable rate*  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P R. Wharf     5foc, 75c , $1^ 00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK!  Write ahead for reseivations.  Weekly Meeting  of Red Cross  Gents, over 14 Years $4.00  Ladies ^ $2.50  Children under 14, -    $1.75  Tickets  can   be  obtained    from  W. Schmock, orat the Box Office  At a meeting of the Red Cross  Society held yesterday afternoon  hearty vote of thanks (were passed to Mies Violet Lawson and  Miss Zella Hawe for the splendid  services they rendered recently '  in arranging a highly successful'  concert in aid of the funds of the >  Branch. A similar vote of tnanks^  was accorded Mrs. J. S. Morgan  for the gift pf turkeys. '  Through the kindness of Mrs.  Phillies a whist drive will beheld  at her home on Wednesday, Jan.  26tb, from 2-5 p.m., admission  25c. The proceeds will go to the  Branch funds.  <"t_J ,E<wr  xm mcauA 7mm- ww&  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  ��� 'Uhe House of 3XCcrW in  MERRITT, ' - - B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked ofHctels in B.C.  -���;.���'���"- EUROPEAN' PLAN    .  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  .,  D.A. Costigan, Mgr. **���������;���������'  A. Hoggan, Prop.  |^AYvJa?J. % 1010  .-!  f  YOUR HORSES FEET  ���-���(.���������       x + ��������� ^       .."  Keep away from .costly accidents on the. bad roads by j  always having" your horSes  well ������.$iciod.X'.'X,r.:-*.yyi-  HORSESHOEING  - ��� MY SPECIALTY:    ;;  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  The Newsy Pars  '���;��� Pro. Constable Farr of Nicola,  was in town on Wednesday.  BLAOKSMITHlNG ��  In its various branches  neatly   and f promptly  done_ ���   Bests workman-.  ship and fair-prices    v  XL  Nicola Ave, vNearCityjHair  Corph R. Hogg, 30th B. C.  Horse, is7 'in * the city on a few  days furlough. *  r The brothers Sidney, William  and Ernest Lakey signed up with  the Honie Defence this week.  All construction work at the  K. V. R. has closed down until  the departure of the snow in the  spring when there will be considerable work to complete. Some  new bridges and ,snowsheds as  well as finishing work on the line  towards Hope will keep many  construction men and^mechanics  busy next summer. \  ^ H. R. Plommer, secretary of  the Middlesboro Collieries is-this  week oh a visit to the Coast;'  Many wouldlitte to see a lady  nominated to fill one of the vacant seats.on the* School Board.  Mr: i-AU ^.Rankine  Thursday-morning on,' a  Vancouver, x. ���*7-7  left-  trip  ��� ,v-:  HIGHGRADE  Tpr. 'Frank Hpgg^a on/a ten  days leave ofiabsence from the  VerriomHoiri'e Defence Camp.7* ;  manager^pf  a;7visi|  v An exceedingly beautiful ornamental cake' measuring twenty  inches square at the base and  two feet high, and designed in  Chinese.Pagoda style, is on "view  at the Adelphi Hotel dining room  Very finely executed in a manner  betraying great skill it is delicately tinted with pink and blue  sweet .meat and took the, best  part^of a month to build.  Mr.andvMrs. William Aitken  entertained a'number of friends'  at their home on Diamond Vale  Flat on New Year's Eve when a  very' happy time'.w&js spent.  Scotch songs were sung, stories  told, and an appetising dinner  served. *; ���'    -'., ."  A dozen members were'preseht  at the regular Monday afternoon  meeting' of the Patriotic Guild  held this week when.pnly rbufine  business.was transacted. A donation of $^1;50 from the Com7  mercial Club was acknowledged;  being half the proceeds of the  auction of a Christmas hamper  raffled under their- auspices and  won by G. M. Gemmill. The  other half went to the Red Cross  branch. It. was requestesd tha|  fthe money 4>e used for-the Pris--  oners of War .fund, a wish that  was readily complied with.  ' With ticket number 5i Andy  Ewart won the turkeypresented  by Mrs. J. Sy Morgan and raffled  by the Patriotic Guild fer.patriotic, purposes'on Saturday even-,  ing. $12.00 was realized as a  result ofv the passing7 of-lthis-  turkey*-d -death where7 is thy  sting."' " ������"   XXyy'X \X-'<XyyXXXy  The adjourned inquest, on -the  late Robt. White is being - held  today, Dr. G. H. Tutill presiding.  ...     ...        ��� - ���     ��� ��� ..-'-'��� . _-'���-.'#'���._. ,���-.  And  Seasonable  Goods  TO  ROSE MARCHE  llle ^ftiliireii'is Outfittesrs  te*^**^****?^^ -  ���>**s��:��**.:<4  -:;$-$$$-H"H-*M"i-^*-K��>^^^  -���������N'..  z : D.;Al7'G03 tigainy;  the Adelphi'Hotel,,is on  ;to7Cpast:'cities..ffi^.S:^7':  ;Mrs;  W^inch^pi^rietyess ;pf:the  >R^^Mairc^  Coast on business and will return  fi*A;tit��;;ffie^^^  ^.lubtheld ffiiswieekjth^kipsifor  3jSK_��^KS^'*!"'"-^*^A*',*'"��   ���-    --"-,����� ** "Vjttrfi'WJIi'-        *    -***'  -H9^!UgpBER84:TMjllTHr  "iS^S'^Repair Work of All Kinds  I-*;.:;      **'  ���**  ���%"."��"."."  ..'.....'..:.<.A.r.A  I Palace Bakery  Bread,'Cakes,- Pastry, etc  Hot Pies every Saturday.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  *^^.^^.><..;.^.:..>.:.^.>.:..:..:..:..:..:..:..h-.:  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  As th<r Se^iny 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 yonr door. Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my stbre,Granite  Avenue.  There will be service in the St.  Michael's Church at 7.30 p.m.,  on Sunday next, as usual. There  will be no sermon. The vacancy  in the vicarage has not yet been  filled, but it is hoped that an announcement will be made shortly,  The anthem "Praise the Lord"  "will be rendered at the Sunday  evening service.  Barwick, returned to.Victoria today to resume.his training.  The turkey - won "By Master  Douglas Tutill in the Nicola Valley. "Meat Market guessing" competition was kindly presented to  the hospital.  Rolled Oats, ��� -  Quaker Oats,   . -/  Butter,.-- s. Xi'ix '..;.���'\  Soda Biscuits,       ^  ���  *, ;-  ��� ���' -        *v '..''- ���- -'0-'  .fancy Tea Biscuits,   .  , ,*;,  Barley, Split Peas, Green. Peas,  Tomatoes,*',      Grown in B.C.  Pure Jam, \ V 4-lb,  Pure Orange Marmalade,  Manilla Drips, v       ; j      '  $0  20.1b..bags, each'  / per pkt.' .30  -     3-lbsVfpr L15--  X:;ax  -;-;;per:tinv30':'  per"pkt. .10  3-lbs. for.25-  '���'.-   large tins>l5^  tins, reg, .75, spiecial at^65  ..71 '.':' ���.-;.iri jars .23 ;  ..-���:r'/pfertin^3by'  Afy'Hwey^Shbuld^  t|^vRawins^v.^ncy/la^  ^^Poikiinjift i|^h^^i^omati)i Sau^-.^\^j|:-^^^^^  ^re^Spiceii^gg|y7all;km '  Men's  SYNOPSIS OF:COAU';MININGvREGU;  ^X''A-XXAXi^xii^-i(^^A--yyS:Ai  y���:_Coal^imlhlngirlglits ;ot?the Dominion;  In,;Mankoba;7S^atcl^waii:an^^  ta; the\Y-gkoh?Territory; the Northwest  Territories 7;ana^.ln'a"-..pbrtioc'oit 7the  ^oyincie ^ot. BrjtlsfcdojumW  'leased fojpatter^  at an,aimua.i7rei_iai7pf;ip]|&facre.>-N6t  ���fc-iSr.-  Nicola Assessment District  ��x-' y-y, ..;.;!--.'. :v;u--;^-.-^-:x.Ar-< -r*"^.v -  ���''������ A:T-<���'-. '-'X'.AX-X'^": '       "~^ ��� '':3~''A'L:���  'k NOJICK7^&|Hi!REBY ^GIVEi*?;7 'inV^  ���^oi-da^iwithjtheviStatutesi^th^  JMsessed7^  assessed aiul; levieii^Sncler tK.e.TaxatJi0ii  -'^-.  more ttait 2,^(^wi^-*wili;bWleased to |A*r* ^^.^^^rV^k<i^!"'d.-ie:and^pay;.]5;-Sf;'.tr  ;6ne7ap^cimt;^^*^S-';��*l-|^^ lable^odiih^^n^a^of^anuwy7^  ''A -____. ^_L 1# ���'*___. Jit^A-l'^A -_."    ^_   _ ��� . *-. -.1..   _    ���''���.-���**-  -���-.��� ".      T' :,--AI1  .^t**rr\n ' 0ml 1^^ a'4 ��_UT_.^+Ab' ^.1^ '*. - ^T I _^^^TJ<* ��� '    .*.**-_.'  Appliciaticfn^fora lease must be made  by; the ^plican1.'jn; pJEsreb^tbtli^ Agent:  oi^^^A^^^iie-^i^ridta  the' rightsjappliedv loi'':are.isituatedl yfxy  irln. Burveyedittr'ritor^>^  b^described; by ^^tibns,Jbr;^iBgfaiI:sub^  divisions Vol siectibnsiV^  ���id'  be  rfTEach  ied  All tia'xes cblleciable^orthe;NlCOlSi:  ^SSESSME^-piSTRipT^:d^  jpayab^|t|my^ffic.bSjsituat-dM  '���Gb^rtHqusetf^  rf-v ThiR;iioti j__e,Vi^Wnn_Toi iawVisbquiv^tf 7J  ' alent ;to5a ^rS^Sl^emaii&:by - me .upon'S^f  ���,'^pet1ipn&y|ft,bie^6r?|i^  Mb^ed*ai.7Nic6iai-.B;fe^h^^ :i  fe^uc��?pu|hef andiPorrid^  per pair .60  Heavy Lined Wool Mitts,  Men'a Fine Silk Lined Kid Gloves, peg. 2.00, special 1.45  Sfanfield's .Underwear per suit 3.00  Mrs. Giimmett kindly entertained several of the elder children of the Anglican Sunday  School and Guild members at her  home on-New Year's night, foi  lowing a skating party.  Thomas Carson and John Ryan  who, signed' attestation papers  _wJ.th_S_ergtJL_eitch last_w_eek__efid  left on Saturday night for Kamloops for attachment'to an over  seas, battalion.  Miss Carr arrived from the  -Coast at the beginning pf the  --' week and took up her. new duties.  'as principal of the school at  Lower Nicola in succession to  Mrs.  Nunnely,   who is now a't  -   Merritt,  Why?  It is stated that construction  men who have just finished work  up the K.V.R. for the season  were transported free of charge  to Penticton and those who-wish-  ed to spend the winter in Merritf  had to" pay their own fare down.  Only a few construction mer.  have arrived in Merritt. Think  it over, Mr. Business Man.  * F. S. Gay, Vice-President oi  the N. V. Hospital, is the latest  recruit for~the Tunneling Overseas Company.  Clearing line in Men's Fancy Stripe Shirts,  Ladies H. S.- Handkerchiefs, reg. 10c, each,  Come in and See our  Neat Line of Baby's Shoes  See our Windows fcr Values in Boots and Shoes  in all sizes. ���  each . 75  3 for .20  'lyi'shaHJbeTpa^^^^^  'bwtputLqf't^mitoo!^^  cents l:V^iixx^0XXiiWiiS^X^i^^0^Xi  ^Tlievpersbritbperatiii^  furniBhithei^  PM^&M:'?M~X-.  ;X0&M&��X&fX''  itliifiip;.  \.  THE   MERRITT   .  CASH STORE}  t  ���   _   _���__ __ _ __ __  ������*�����*�����  ���������>^.;-����;*��;-.��;.^<��>.;����>��j..;-i.j.^*;��^.;..X��  Chief of Police A. Grundy left  on the morning^train on Saturday for Vancouver for the purpose of joinmg'an overseas unit.  His appointment as provisional  lieutenant was officially gazetted  a few weeks ago.  James White, of Saskatchewan  and H. Wallband, of Medicine  Hat, who were in (he City this  week attending the funeral of  the late Robert White, were  guests at the Adelphi Hotel.  (Earii nf QHjanita  '     '     The Lato.Robert White  Mr. James White, o'n behalf of  the family circle of tht.'late Robert  White, desires to take this opportunity of expressing sincere and heartfelt thanks to all those friends, colleagues and acquaintances, who sent  messages of condolence and in other  ways expressedetheir sympathy with  the family in their bereavement.  Solicitor J.-A.- Maughan returned this week after several  days spent on a professional trip  to Lytton, Lillooet and other  pla-ces nprth. He states-that  many ranchers and Indians made  Considerable money during the  past year from the sale of taane,  having taken v advantage of the  high prices Which prevailed.  At a recent-surprise party a  lady who had promised to bring  a plum pudding'placed a lard pail  on'the stove and the informal  guests waited a couple of hours  while the delicacy was being  cooked. -The time having arrived  for inspection of the contents the  lid of the'pail was lified carefuUy  exposing a full pail of> boiling  lard. The "moral is fhat too many  lard pails on' a Bhelf may spoil  any party ! ���>  The last monthly report to* be  submittedby.Ex-Chief of Police  A. Grundy to the City Council  and accepted on Monday hight  shows that during December  there were eight cases before  the court, the total fines and  costs amounting to $110.00.  The many friends of Mr. Geo.  Slater," section foreman of the  K. -V. R. will regret to hear of  his sudden illness which ncccesi-  tated him being taken to th<?  hospital at the early part of this  week. He has been unwell- for  some time, although he had been  about as usual, apparently in his  usual good health..       .       "  The lease  Jngrljghts  permitted to purchase whatever "'avail  able 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^oi  lo any Agent or Sub-Agent'of Dominion Lands. ' C    ^        -1 ���.  W. W. CORY,'  - Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized publication o|  this advertisement will not be -pal/  for.���58782. ' ^   -  ��^&r*  WM  -H "* -^- 3.   "-��� ~*   li 1>  "���M��?;  x^t^m^mmcT^  WitS'M  _-. _ J)'*--., vr,  ^.��-ti/i-S'-  >-  Last Session of 1915 Council  (Continued from Page One )  in the' history^of the Empire,  our city was in as,good shape as            *    ...     .1*1. '   a. ...  S^OTICS ffherel)y,Kir(8n.tTiara.Courts  of Revision and;Appeal uiider the pro-  visiofis"bf. tlie' ^Ta'xatibV'Act;'*' and the  !"Eublic Schools' Act'.'-rfor _the Nicola  Assessment District in respect ot the  Assessment Rotf for the year 1916. will  be,held*at tfie Goyernment Gffice.Nico-  la/B.-C. on Friday January 21st, 1816  atl0.30.oclocka'.m."_,. s \   ,,  S. C? BURTON-.  /   Judge of the CourtD? Revisiom  ' _��� *   .   -      .1- ana" Appeal,  -- \,  .The Misses J. Thompson, Z.  Hawe, V. Lawson and R. Gregg,  all members of the teaching staff  at the City schools, who spent  Christmas .with friends at the  Coast cities, arrived back in the  City on Monday morning for thp  school reopening. Incidentally  they also started batching in the  many municipalities. ' ihe .citi  zens had much to be thankful  for, even though conditions financially were not as good as they  w^uld like. He was sure-that  Mayor Walters had the best interests of the City at heart". , ,  F. M. Warner (Herald).and E.  B, Mayon (Nicola Valley News)  acknowledged references by the  mayor to tire work of the "0ress  at the council meetings.  DEPARTMENT OF MINES  \.  ' Coal'Mines Regulation Act'  Board of Examiners  Postoffice block that day  early got initiated into  mysteries of mulligan.  the  Three Cent Stamps  Issued by Department  In response to the demand of  the public, the post, office department has issued a stamp of the  value of three cents. It is the  ordinary two cent design with'  ���he surcharge "Itc" (one cent  tax) printed thereon.  These stamps will be on sa)e  at the post office next week.  The .ordinary one and two cent  .tamps and war tax stamps may  still be used either for prepayment of postage or the war tax.  . Inland Revenue stamps of any  denomination must not be used  and Lon letters, postal notes or money  orders.   The new stamp will fill  a much felt want,  Notice is hereby given that the following constitute the Board of Examin-".  ers for the . undermentioned collieries  during the year 19i6 :      - '        -' -.  -    Nicola Co'llieribs  Appointed by, the Owners���Leonard  Warburton *      .      ,. '   -,    -  Alternates���Thomas Brace,,John Mc.  Donald. "���*"'       ^  Appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council���Geo. Hudson.  Elected by the" Miners -George Walker.       �� _. _. >"  Alternates���James .Geater, James.  McGrath.     i ���  ���'AH persons interested may obtain full!  informationby'applying to th6\ Secretary of the Board, Geo. Hudson, 'Merritt, B.6. __._  , -     " '   '  "Note. ���Alternates act as members of  the Boaid in the absence bf those'reg-  ularly appointed or elected to act thereon.       .; -      .    - '  Dated the SOth day of December, 1915  Lorne A. CampSell, .'  Minister of Mines  J. S. Methven. brother of l-*ob  "Methven,Bank of Toronto staff,'  who has been timekeeper at the-  Kettle Valley construction-camp  up the Coquihalla during the.  summer, arrived in the City on  Saturday and will remain_.here=v.  for the winter.  " , 'a-A-v,*1'  J. 'i'iHS88B


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