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Array THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND    THE    N8COLA    VALLEY  JVol. 6, No. 18  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   MARCH   24,   1916  Price 5 Cents  Canford Mill To Run Day and Night.���Teachers and Patriotic Fund.  C.P.R* Officials Announcement re Hope Cut Off.-"Council Meeting  Canford. Auxiliary of Red Cross. .  Gave Splendid Entertainment  People Respond Excellently'to ���Aid^ Effort for Patriotic Purposes.-*  Hospitality at the Mi}l.---Many Visitors from Merritt  - "God Bless our King and Queen" on  a banner tlie width of tbe room, the all  inspiring and thrilling flags pf'.the  British Empire effectively set about the  walls, the, all significant Bed Crosu  standing out prominently above the  platform, with energetic lady helpers  dressed in snow, white linen dresses and  caps busily attending to details" of the  evening's* entertainment, all in a room,-  on the small side but with the -aadience  occupying every inch of seating room,  ihis waB the scene presented Ijo a visit-  'oi-tothe patriotic, entertainment arranged by JJrs. H.C. Meeker, and other  ladies of Canford and held at "the mill  on Saturday evening. .  ' As a^result of the'effort "some' $25.00  - was realized for the use of the Red  Cross Society, several Canford ladies  having informally organized themselves  - as a district-auxiliary of^the Merritt  Branch-     *���'  '  Among those present from Merritt to  lend their aid to' this, the first effort of  ' its kind -organized -in ��� Canford;   were  Mrs.   J. P.   Boyd,   secretary  of  the  ' - local branch,- and Mr. Boyd, Mrs. W.R.  Langstaff, Miss Irene McGoran,  Miss  Z. Hawe, Mrs. Nunnerley,  Mrs. Freeman, J. B. Upston, and E, B. Mayon.'.  The proceedings opened with "a -very  enjoyable   and versatile  concert.. In  view of the St. Patrick's Day, season,  -Irish numbers were in favorT   Following .the concert a most' appetising. arid  dainty sup er wafserved'inforhially by  jthe* ladies, headed-? by-Mrs? Meeker  'Then^camejryefx. enjpyable darjce,- tlie  'music being ably contributed by- Miss  ~ Irene McGoran and-Mrs. WI R.  Lang-'  'staff,' Mr. H.C. 'Meeker,--acting thei  * role of Master of Ceremonies  During the. evening  Mrs.   Meeker,  . "gave an interesting summary of objects  and accomplishments of the Red Cross  Society during the war, told how quite  a helpful quantity of articles had been  made up and sent in by the Canford  ladies as welLas a cash donation. She  mentioned "tfiat there were now 484  branches of the Society in Canada, and  very many auxiliaries like theirs at  Canford,  The visitors from outside points,were  most hospitably received cheers being  given.for them at the close, these  being followed by three more lusty ones  for Mr. and Mrs. Meeker, 'and the  ladies and others who had done so much  to make {he entertainment so strikingly successful. 4 i  The program was as follows :  Opening with a vigorous rendering by  all of" Tipperary," Cissie Rhodes next  contiibuted cleverly a recitation entitled  ���' The Pxide of Batte'ry B.'' Following  a particularly. interesting reading by  Miss Foy,JMi8B Irene McGoran and Mrs.  W. R. Langstaff rendered a vivaciouiv  selection of Irish. Airs, as a piano .and  violin duet. Percy Boyd was in strong  demand for his fine baritone pumpers,.  while Mr. Ransome betrayed asplendid  memory in his recitation of a character  poem. Miss Hawe .was a popular artiste for her humorous recitations. '���''An  Irish Philosopher," a recitation by Mr.  Freeman compelled much laughter, but  not as much as the, songs, antics and  quip3 of "McKenna and r Munro/' as  Pat and Mike*,' ���wo extra*. aganilyrat>  tired characters,, t Local hits, were made  galore, mill oflice officials, the mill managers car,'and ."a servant sefving'to provide pegs on-which to hang jokes, which  in their telling made the room rock with  laughter, , The Concert concluded With  interesting tableaux *���' on Red Cross  work. l " "*  '  Grant Hall and  Opening of New  Hope Short-cut  Extending his tpur to the Coast after  conducting an inspection of the lines in  the Kootenay and a trip over the Kettl-*  ���Valley Railway, Grant Hall, vice-president and general manager of C. P. R.  lines in Western Canada, arrived in  Vancouver the early part of this week.  Intimation was given by Mr. Hall that  arrangements aie being made for inaugurating daily passenger service between Vancouver and Nelson over the  Kettle 'Valley route around by Hope  and over -the Coquahalla mountains  when the summer time tables are put  into effect. The company intends to  commence its augmented service on.the  flrst Sunday in June.  The opei*ation?of trains via the 'new  railway wi 1 furnish a short route between the coast and the Similkameen,  Okanagan, Boundary and Kootenay  districts. The- trains will leave Vancouver in the evening and arrive at Nelson  the following evening; departing from  Vancouver in the mornipg and getting  to Nelson the following morning. At  present it takes practically two days to  make the trip Via.*Arrowhead, Nakusp  and .the Arrowhead ^nd ^ Slocan Lakes  to'Nelson.,    .   ...  Tipperary Tea  a Novelty and  Very Successful  fv>me $20,00 was netted for the Presbyterian Church funds as a result of  the very successful "Tipperary" tea  served und ir the auspices of Mrs. Roy  Thomas and young ladies connected  with the church, at the Walters' Block  on Satuiday afternoon and evening.  Surrounded with Shamrocks and emblems as green as the grass of Ould  Ireland the room was. too, attractively  laid our, several young ladies energetically waiting upon the large number of  the public who patronized the endeavor  So busy were they at times they had  to ^"keep a move on" handing out" the  cookies and tea.  Talented Artistes Contribute to  Success of Comedy at the Rex  Nearly $90.00 Netted as Result of Successful Effort by Ladies Altar  Society.     Theatre Packed to the Doors.  m  Capt. Nash Slightly Wounded  -T^VWnle engaged with his men in loading a wagon at a place seven miles be-  hird tne firing lirte in France Captain  Jack._.Nash, of Nicola, who holds high  rank as an expert signaller, was wounded in the hand by fragments of an exploding shell which killed three or four  men in the party. Following his injury  he,was granted five days leave of absence which was spent in England.  Few Questions of Importance  -���'���    Tabled for Discussion at Last  Monday's. City Council Meeting  .The City Council^ met in regu-  lar bi-monthly sessioiron Monday  night,, *" * -r . " \ .��.,-'  ' **City- Clerk 'and Collector Priest  having reported' that if it was  decided- later to hold a tax sale  for delinquent taxes this year  notices of delinquency should be  t  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ��&  SPRING RENOVATING  Everybody is doing it now���-cleaning, Jjouse, beating carpets, painting floors and walls; putting  up new curtains and repairing in different ways the wear of a strenuous winter.    , -   '   <_  ' Ensure for yourself the most, satisfaction by buying your requirements from us.  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���������  Alabastine  A shipment of 500 lbs,  just received.   A full range of,shades to_chobse_from   per package        '-        ------     ��� .SO  .   -Lime for whitewash in any quantity.  Whitewash  Brushes, 3  or  " choose from  4' kinds  to  Paints  For outside or inside use.���Guaranteed of   best quality, will cover more surface and will  C wear longer and better.  I  - '   White Lcedand Oils are'worth considerably more today than they were a year  ago, ��  but we can give you the advantage of prices ���������  secured before the big advance. V  X  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ?  T  Y  Y  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  SEEDS  x  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y   :  Tf'  | Merritt Mercantile Company |  '   '   s    . '   "-        iUE HOUSE OF THE "'      *  QUALITY     MERCO     SERVICE  "V     - - Y  ���><~J*m.*~*<m$^^  GROCERY  ITEMS  Potatoes, every one guaranteed  .  per sack      -      -     .1.50  ButterpMerco        .per lb.   .45'  Butter/Alberta ' per lb.   .40  Coffee, Ground, 5-lb.tins 2.00  Pride of Merritt Tea per lb. . 50  WATER GLASS  For Preterving Eggs .  Two'Sizes     ' ���  Ladies Attention,   .  We have just received a complete  line of .styles and sizes in v  Corsets.  made by the , "Warney" .Company.,  We can guarantee the latest styles and  jjivite inspection. __    /  On display in our window.   -  Prices are also an inducement  A wonderful assortment to  chooae_from -all  fresh stock  and bought at  prices. ,wjhich\  enable us to sell at a very low  figure.      .        *    :  Garden Seeds  '"*  Grass Seeds  Clover Seeds  Root Seeds  Seeds of All Kinds  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  sent' out soon, it was decided by  resolution moved- by Aldermen  McGoran^ and, Greig, tha.t ,the  Collector issue the notices in accordance with the legal procedure. Tax arrears aggregate  $37,000. -  .   '  Monday, April 17th, 1916, was  'set as'the date for the return by  Assessor Loewen of the.property  assessment roll for 1916.  The Council received the report of the Board of Works recommending that the agreement  between the city and R.A.Smith  which authorizes Mr. Smith to  cultivate certain unimproved  roads berenewedthis year,which  was unanimously accepted.'  <Qn "the finance committee reporting on the appointment of  Mr.-.Loewen as assessor,  Alderman Greig objected to the acceptance of the report declaring that  the committee had to report back  and did not have power to act.  The' minutes having been read  recording explicitly that the committee did have power to act and  the movers of   the   resolution  agreeing they were true. Aid.  Greig produced a copy of the  '"Herald " which he stated gave  an exact report of the minute as  he understood it,  and showing  that thelfinance -committee had  not .full power to appoint the "assessor  After further discussion,  Aid, Ransom stated, that as the  resolution  was altered   on   the  clerk'remarking on the urgency  of getting an assessor-appointed,  and it was eventually moved on  the' motion of Aldermen Greig  and Jackson   that  the  finance  committee's report be accepted.  This was carried without dissent.  By a motion of Aid. Greig and  Jackson the date for introducing  the^'bank bylaw was extended  until next regular meeting.  Aid. Greig was granted an extension*^ his notice of motion  under-which he was to introduce  an amended trades license bylaw  at that meeting, The notice was  extended for introduction at the.  pext regular meeting. Ald.Greig  intimated that the terms of the  bylaw do not call for its operat-  (Continued on page 2)  Under the auspices- of the local  Catholic Ladies Alter Society, a pleasing entertainment was presented by  'ocal amateur talent at the Rex Theatre  on St, Patrick's Day.  Nearly $90.00 was netted from the  concert, after all expenses had been  paid.  The theatre was packed from end  to end by an appreciative audience,  which appeared to thoroughly enjoy the  play, which was the largest of its kind  so far attempted by local amateurs  "Just for Fun" is an up to date comedy  play, in three acts by Eleanor Maude  Crane, the scene being laid in a New  York drawing room and the time the  present.  The dramatis personae follows:  Mrs. Fitzgerald Mandeville de Smythe,  A   would-be   Society   leader.    Miss  Bertha McGoran.  Miss Edith Morton, her neice, A Western Heiress.   Miss Zella Hawe.  Miss Mabel   West,   a friend  of   Miss  Morton,    Mrs. ti. M. Gemmell.  Jane McCary, an Irish  Servant,   Miss  Mary Bresnick.  Cord Chelsea,   An English Nobleman,  L. E. Morrissey.  Jack Eail,   His  friend,  A  happy-go  lucky fellow,   E.R. Williams.  The opening of the scene depicts  Mrs. Mandeville de Smythe opening  letters and contemplating the success  of her "AtHome," at.which she will  have the pride of presenting her heiress  nei<_.e to Lord Chelsea, Miss Morton  and her friend Miss West arrive, when  the latter is welcomed as the heiress by  Mrs. de Smythe," who refuses to-listen  to explanations of the mistake. Left  together, Miss Morton and her friend  In the second act by the observance  of the Irish maid Servant, the deception is detected and Mrs. de Smythe  hears the revelation.  The third act straightens matters out,  the real Lord Chelsea and Miss   Morton .  having  in  the  meantime  fallen  head  over ears in love.  Un3er the able direction and stage  management of Miss Zella Hawe, the  play was excellently presented. Each  of the performers showed much skill in  their respective parts.  Miss McGoran, as the ambitious society lady, carried her part in good  style, while Miss Bresnik, as the Irish  maid servant, was in her element,  though perhaps her "'brogue" was a  little extravagant. Miss Hawe, in her  difficult part left litt'e to be desired,  while Mrsr Gemmill also played well.  The male members of the company sustained their parts from start to finish,  Mr. Morrissey showing himself a devoted lover, while Mr. Williams added  to his laurels by his happy-go-lucky  manner.  The costumes were very gorgeous,  especially in the third act, when Miss  Morton, Miss West, Lord Chelsea and  Jack Earl appeared attired as 'for a  masquerade ball.  The company arejto be congratulated  on the success of their undertaking,  their performance showing that much  time and trouble must have been taken  up in rehearsals.  "Theplay,  extending well over   two  hours,  might have- been--expeeteds to-.,  drag at tim��>s, but this  did not  occur,  there scarcely  being  a  dull, moment  agree   to   the misunderstanding    and J twin the curtain rising to the close..  change places. Lord Chelsea and his  friend, Jack Earl, arriving before they  are expected, also agree upon a similar  course, and in the assumed characters  they are duly presented.  In the intervals between- the acts,  selectionsof bright music were rendered by Mrs. Langstaff and Miss Irene  McGoran on the violin and piano, and  were much appreciated by the'audience.  Double Shifts to  Be Worked at  Canford Mills  The Canford mills of the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Co,, have an extraordinary successful season in prospect  an abundance of orders of large dimensions being in hand and assured. These  will tax the capacity of the mill to such  an extent that a night shift will be put  on almost immediately, Mr. Meeker  expects the mill will be kept running  day and night during the next six  months arrangements having been  made to cut twenty million feet.  - With-the-activity-at-the-mSU-will  follow briskness in the logging camps  in the district which furnish tbe pine.  Hugh Leitch, the local contractor has  received orders to build immediately  seven detached bunk houses for the  extra labor to be employed.  Teachers Donate  One Days Pay  Each Month  The Japs at Canford mill had a great  celebration in the form of a gorgeous  supper and sing song on Saturday evening, neither money nor edibles nor  lung power being spared by them in  giving vent to their regard for their  chief T. Soga, the number one Jap,  who was about to leave for a two  months trip to Japan. Food of every  imaginable and unimaginable description was artistically laid out on two long  tables in the mill boarding house. And  while the majority were eating some  half dozen in a line kicked their feet  and clapped their hands and stretched  their throats with the liveliness and  gaiety of the life of the land of the  MidnightSun. T. Soga is a very*'white"  Jap, well known to business men in  Merritt.  The school teachers at the public  schools have offered, it is said, to donate one day's pay per month for patriotic purposes. The total monthly salary  bill of the local staff of eight teachers  is $615.00. The monthly contribution is  expected to approximate $20.00. At a  meeting of the teachers and school  trustees held yesterday, Secretary Rev.  G. H. Kinney of the Nicola Valley  branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund  addressed the meeting and it is practically certain that this fund will"benefit���  by the teachers' self sacrifice.  After a conference with the school  board the local teachers decided yesterday to take up the school garden scheme  A start will be made with the plots  very shortly.  Many Slides and Washouts  Receiving Prompt Attention  An attendance smaller than usual  was noticeable at the Red Cross Society  meeting held yesterday afternoon, the  wintry weather doubtless having  something to do wilh it. The members  nevertheless are still keeping busy and  at next Thursday's meeting a further  consignment of articles for the front  will be packed ready*for shipment. As  an advance in the price of wool is expected at the beginning of next month  . a quantity is to be orderel forthwith.  The inconveniences given the public  by washouts and mudslides on the  roads around Merritt and Lower Nicola  and Canford districts during the past  few weeks have been considerably minimized by the energetic action of Road  Foreman Jack Rhodes. At the beginning of last week there was a big mud  sliae on the Sunshine Valley road at  Canford, many tons of dirt blocking the  road and bringing down a portion of  the telephone wire connecting the main  line with the mill.  After prompt repairs had been effected the road was again quickly passabl e  to users of the road. Washouts on the  Indian Reserve at tjiulus have been  fixed up,' while Foreman Dundas got  his gang busy fixing up a washout' on  the road near the Hunter place at  Nicola.  Thursday April 6, is the date, the  K.P. hall the venue, and a good sociable time the object of the Basket  Social now being arranged by the Pythian Risters. A whist drive, 'of fifteen  games, will be a feature of the program.  3       '       X' 'k* '"* _. * W '^  t��.     I   -���      ....���     ��� ,       _". -i.l  !*'   *'.^* '.* I... ���.,'  jj_iJS:.i  '   '     -\ Friday. Mae. 24. 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  11  -..'(I  Two  MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED HALL  ���    '   -.       y' . In the City of Merritt   .  THE    Kl   P.    HALL  Has seating accommodation for 300 persons and is open for rent  Public Meetings $4.00 per night.    Dances, Entertainments, etc., $7.00  The foregoing rates include use of Piano, Light and Fuel.  Special Rates tp Lodges   ��� ���  For further information apply to Jas. McGrath,,E. Staton or W. Cranna  K.P. Lodge meets every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meet Second and Fourlh Thursdays at S p.m.  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Friday  'Publisher: Edward C. Bell .   -.    - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in  advance. $2.00  per year In  Canada.  "-Miliiin. United Sta'es and Foreign Countries, 52.50.  .-Colonel Matthews Testifies  To Value of Snipers' Rifles'  Great  Address :   The 1\ticola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,'Merritt, B. C.  CARING FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS  Still nothing has been done locally to form a committee to receive,  advise, assist, find employment for, or otherwise help any Nicola Valley  soldiers who may at any time return home from the front. The need  of having some officially elected and fully responsible association established on working lines to receive returned heroes and by systematic  arrangements ready to assist them in again taking up places in civilian  life was clearly emphasized when the first Nicola Valley soldier arrived  in Merritt. Must it be left to generous and patriotically minded hotel  proprietors and individuals who chance to see a returned soldierin need  of a friend to advise him, or shall we, as a community get into line with  the hundreds of other places throughout Canada and prepare to carry  out a home duty with thoroughness fitting the need ? Ex-Mayor Walters some time ago called a meeting of citizens to take up the matter but  nothing definite was done.  ���       ���   ���   ���  SNIPERS' RIFLES IN ACTION  It is good news for the residents of the Valley to read that the four  snipers rifles sent by them to the front have more than fulfilled the  highest expectations. In cold words" the rifles have done a small but  important part in killing German soldiers and so possibly saving hundreds  of Canadian soldiers from death at the hands of silent snipers. Lieut.-  Colonel Matthews,' D.S.O. informs us that there are many " notches "  on those snipers rifles, each mark signifying a dead German. Varnished  words are not used in war time, and those who " notched " their names  to the Commemoration Day subscription lists should get considerable  satisfaction out of Lieut.-Colonel Matthew's interesting communication.  ���   ���   ���  - Although they were acting " Just for Fun " those who took part in  the comedy at the Rex on Friday had the satisfaction of seeing the  citizens pay over a hundred dollars to'see how they did it!  An interesting letter received  by Mr. A. W. Strickland from  Lieut-Col. H,H. Mathews D.S.O.  of Nicola, who now enjoys, the  high command of the 8'th Canadian Infantry Battalion (90th  Rifles) is published below. It  refers to the gift by the residents  of the Nicola Valley of four snipers rifles purchased by money  from the August .4, commemoration Day Fund, and entrusted to  Lieut-Colonel Mathews.  It -will be recollected that this  means of using money donated  to the Commemoration Day Fund  was firmly advocated by Mr. A,  E. Howse who favored the purchase of snipers rifles  for the  reason that they could be immediately procured while machine  guns could not be the time,  and  could be sent right into the firing  line without delay for the most  immediate    and    effective  use  necessary to the cause of the  Canadian Army.   Further,  the  rifles were bought, tested as regards sights and general proficiency by an expert in Vancouver,  free of cost, and were forwarded  to Lieut-Colonel Matthews   who  eompleted the work . by  having  the rifles placed in capable hands  in the first line trenches occupied  by the90'th Winnipeg Rifles.  In  carrying out the decision,  which  was warmly endorsed  by  Ex-  Mayor Walters,  chairman,  and  other-menbers of the committee  of the Commemoration Day Fund  it is satisfactory to note that not  a cent was used for any purposed  other than the actual buying of  the rifles, other necessary charges  having been borne by gratituous  and patriotic self sacrifice.  "The/our sniping rifles have  now all safely arrived at Battalion  headquarters, the letter states.  ' They reached the Hon. J. H.  Turner's office when ��� I was on  leave in England towards the end  of January, and I carried one of  them back with me at the time.  As the cases, were more or less  damaged Mr: Turner very kindly  bad the remaining three repacked  by the Wilkinson Sword Co., and  forwarded to me through the  Military Forwarding Officer at  Southampton. '  ^ ��� '���. ;  Mr. Turner was most courteous and obliging and spared no  pains in obtaining the necessary  permission from the' War Office  before they could be shipped to  France. -  On behalf of the Battalion, I  desire to ask you to extend to the  subscribers our thanks for this  splendid gift which is really of  the rriost practical value.  ��� Messrs. Tisdail have��� made a  first class job of fitting the sights  which are so far superior to any  of the Government issue we have  as not to be in the same class.  General Lipsett, commanding  the Brigade, happened to be at  my head-quarters when they  were unpacked and he was so  pleased with them that he asked  me to bring one to the next Brigade conference so that the other  Battalion commanders can see it,  and, if possible, get some more  like it.  One of them had a much heavier barrel than the others and  my chief sniper thinks its extra  weight will make it' more accurate than the light ones at longer  ranges, as the service ammunition has such a high muzzle  velocity.  The one I brought over with  me has "several notches" on  the stock already, ���if every rifle  on the British and French Front  had the same record, the war  would have been over before now,  ivould'nt it ?  ' Words quite fail me *o express  our appreciation of your generosity and the way the forwarding  has been managed. Some'day,'  )erhaps, it may be my privilege  o'express my thanks in person."  ���* ������r  HeaS^uar^  : ���.���-;   (Joi^eiir^ia! Men   -;; .7  Merritt is the gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley,  Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching .  industry's f redly given.- If-you want to find a friend you'll"  find,him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class hotel  of Merritt.  Hot and Cold Water. -TJoonu   totlh Baths. Fioe large Sample Rooms  . All Vegetables, Eggs. Milk and Cream used tn the Hotel are dally from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE      '    . - Proprietor  ���\  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Life & Accident  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng..  British America of  Toronto  B.C; Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  ���  . v.  i ;  )���  Few Questions of Importance  at City Council Meeting  (Continued from page One.)  ion until July 15. The drafting  was not completed. Solicitor  Grimmett reported that the Alderman's view-giving the definit-  on of a pool table as expressed at  last meeting was right.  Tenders for city advertising  for the ensuing year were received from both local printing offices  the prices being five cents, per  line per insertionby *he Nicola  Valley News and one cent per  line by the Herald. After due  consideration and discussion it  was decided that the matter be  deferred until the next meeting,  the "Herald", in the meantime,  to be requested to put in a  straight tender, that is without  proviso. . L _  When the tenders ' were read,  Aid. Cranna moved that the  Council only consider the tender  of the "News", as the other contained a proviso, and was. not a  tender at all.  A'd. Greig objected to the proviso tco, favoring, a man being  paid in accordance with the work  he does. 1 cent a line was a  price that could not pay the tenderer. If a man will work for  me for two bits a day I don't  wantjiim, he said.  Aid McGoran said, they could  not question why very low prices  were put in. they had to make  the best terms for the public. _  Aid Ransom, I move the tender of  the Herald   be  accepted.-  Aid, McGoran seconded.  ' In reply to Aid. Cranna,  Solicitor Grimmett said they could  only accept the  "Herald" offer  excepting jfche proviso.   A tenderer had the right to include an j  explanation  that  if there  was  only one newspaper  printed in  the district that paper would get  the city advertising without tender, in accordance with the requirements of the act,  A voice: (in a tone that none  could fail tounderstand), "Yes,  and that would * apply if the  'Herald' went out of business."  Aldermen Ransom and McGoran moved that the Merritt Herald tender be accepted, subject  to taking out the proviso.  Aid. Greig and Cranna moved  that the tender .of the Nicola  Valley News be accepted, as the  other tender was not as asked  for. the "News" tender being  the only legitimate one received.  Eventually agreement was  reached by the unanimous passing of a resolution, in the names  of Aldermen Ransom and Cranna  that the Clerk call for new tenders for the city advertising,  without any proviso.  Aid. Cranna: It is hard on the  one that already has a straight  tender-in. ���  The tender turned down, carefully composed in measured legal  phraseology, was as-follows,���  In reply to the call of your  city clerk for tenders for the city  advertising for the year ending  February 15, 1917. we will agree  to do such advertising during  that period for one cent a line,  providing the Herald has an opposition in the city during that  entire period. In making this  proviso we might state that some  two years ago the city allowed  an opposition to tender for city  advertising, who had not been  established for six months prior  to the" tenders being awarded,  therefore, if the city does not  respect the rights of an established paper it is no more than just  that that paper protect itself by  a proviso.  be collected on the "easy money  plan." After these diff^rentand  varying experiences had been  related, amid such laughter, all  agreed that there was as much  trouble each season from horses  and cattle kept within the city  limits as from range cattle from  without the city-gates, and, further, that the pound bylaw must  be enforced or deleted.'  A well attended and most enjoyable. Basket Social was given  under the auspices of the young  ladies of the Methodist Church  on Wednesday night. All spent  a good time with music and  games anda substantial sum was  raised for the church funds.  The Lighter Side  of Council Meeting  The dull proceedings at the  City Council session on Monday  night were temporarily enlivened  by a bright and breezy debate  on the efficacy of the existing  pound bylaw preventing damage  to property by straying horses  and cattle. Quite a budget:of  humorous wordy tit bits were  contributed before the council  decided to have the fire" and  police committee arrange to meet  the Nicola Stockbreeders Association representatives to discuss  what steps might mutually be  taken to prevent the nuisance of  range cattle damaging local property.  Afteran-alderman" had complained that' last year a horse of  very vegetarian habits had demolished 75 head of cabbage  from his garden, Aid. Greig said  he could go one better. While  with the present chief of police  he had suffered the pain of seeing  Constable Willgoose's horse  chewing up one of his chesnut  trees. Mayor Jackson had been  told by one person that be believed three horses had been  driven across the river, two of  which were impounded, the other  had not been seen since (voice: If  ihe other had been in the pound  the owner would at least have  known where'it was)'. Aid. McGoran, too, had seen cows on  Diamond Vale Fields complying  with the technicalities of the bylaw by being staked���and dragging four feet long posts where-  ever their fancy took them. It  was also advanced that certa:n  people who have horses stabled  in the city limits affirm with all  sincerity    that    their    faithfnl  steeds have more than orce been Dan Docksteader, from Tula-  taken from their stalls in the meen, spent a few days iri town  barn and promptly rushed to the J this week being a passenger on  pound so that pound fees could j Tuesday's train.        *  Only Prime Goods  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACON AND HAMS  FRE8H PURE PORK SAUSAGE  " *"\  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  ^Prices Lowest , , Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  Many Cattle  Change Hands  H.S. Cleasby, of Coutlee and  Mason Pye of Iron Mountain  have each purchased 29 head of  good conditioned cattle mostly  Shorthorns from the E. G. Walker ranch,_.Coldwater 'Valley,  amToiTTuesday the cattle purchased J_y Mr. Pye were driven  to the Iron Mountain ranch, Mr.  Pye, A. HowarthandJoe Upstorf  with an Indian being - in charge  of the drive.  Mr.1 Pye's herd is now eighty  strong. At the ,neighboring  ranch*, A. Howarth's is quite a  good looking herd of Hereford  stock, all in excellent condition.  These two ranches lie low  down in the fine farming valley  immediately at tne Southern  slope of Iron Mountain, immediately joining the city limits.  HUGH  LEITCH,   Carpenter   arid  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how. email  br how large.    -.'Satisfaction Guaranteed   '  _P,  O.   BOX   219,  MERRITT,  B. O.  <s  te  Road Superintendent. D. G.  Sutherland arrived in the city on  Wednesday morning from Lytton  and'proceeded to Nicola to transact business in ��� connection- with  road repair work necessitated by  the recent washouts and slides.  He reports a large number of  washouts throughout the whole  section between Hope and Merritt.  McLEA^ &  CORP  WE HAVE PURCHASED'  '  ./  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical fittings  Prom A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods at Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  ���  Quilchena Ave., opp; Coldwater Hotel  Vhe Quality goes IN before  the Name goes ON���that's  A   LECKIE  SHOE  Demand LECKIE Shoes  ���See that you get the genuine  I ECKIE SHOES are made in Western Canada's  ���*-��� largest boot and shoe manufacturing institution.  : Only the very best materials���very finest leather  ���highest grade workmanship goes into every pair.  -LECKIE Boots and Shoes are made for the climatic  conditiohsof Western Canada���to^give absolute comfort and satisfaction. -  eC/ie name LECKIE is plainly  -' pair  stamped on every  At  Leading  Shoe Stores  Do not accept substitutes.   Every penny you pay-  for LECKIE Shoes is for SHOES���not for'duty.  Besides getting most for. your money you -do your,  part in keeping. Canadian money at home���when you  wear LECKIE-**,.   .  "Built for Wear, Style and Comfort" Three ������  TTTn NTCOLA VALLEY NEWS.  >**************.:..x  tl      7 ���**-B**4****?<^ -.-���--. --.--:  *������   I A  Natiorial Watchworcl���  BE economical.    Be thrifty.    Be having.-   And encourage all  three by depositing your savings in a Bank of Toronto Savings  Account.    Your account will soon grow into attractive proper-  ; bons..   Interestis added twice a year;   " :\    ���  News of Nicola Valley Soldiers  At Home and Over the Ocean  Friday. Mar. 24, 1916  TRY  IT!  U  HE  TOTAL   ASSETS  pXid   UP  CAPITAL  HESERVED   FUND$  $66,767,203  $3,000,000  $6,439,382 '  OF  MERRITT BRANCH  Im.L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  ' "  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT '    - NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor ** -Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  6YNOPSIS OF,COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  1.     LODGES  4 COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. O.F.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited."  J. HUTTpN^  'Secretary  FRANK BOND,  C. R.  NICOLA LODGE, NO.  A. F. & A. M.  53,  A. P. Rankine  -WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall,. Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m'. .  . Sojourningjtife-  ~-thren',-~are cordi-,  ally invited to attend. -,   ' '  A. K. Carrington  .  ,_   -Secretary*  'M$>M'  ���LY.Q.-L.Y  17.01  ' Merritt.' Lodge  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall onthe first*-and third Fiidays in'  each month at 7.30 p.m.   The Scarlets  meet.on the 14th .of each month.  Visiting Brethren are'Cordially invited  "J. G. Warren. W.M,  -Geo. Slater,-Recording Sec.  Coal mining rights-of the Dominion;  lu Manitoba,'Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon'Terrltory, the Northwest  Territories and" in a, portion of the  Province of British .Columbia, may .be  _ leased for g term of twenty-one years  ��� I at an annual rental of ?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'lAge'Et  .or. Sub-Agent of the' district, in which  the rights applied for are situated. *  ��� In surveyed, territory the land musl  be described by sections, or legal .sub  divisions of section's, and-iir-unsurvey-  ed teirltory 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 re  funded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise.   A royal  ty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents' per ton.  ���The. person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn, refiirus  accounting for the full quantity of mer  charitable coal mined and pay^the'.roy  alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not 'being operated, such .returns  should be furnished at least once 0  year. ,   , ,     t,      ^     -'   .  The" lease will" include" the coal min  ing rights only, biit the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever avail  able surface rights" may be considered  necessary, for the working bf,the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For    full    information    application  Bhould be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, 01  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  Ion Lands. ^ -    ' ' ,  W. W. CORY,  Deputy* Minister of the Interior  ' N.B.���Unauthorized   publication - of  this advertisement  will  not be  pay  for.���58782. '  That Pte. A. Paton, of itferntt,  who is with the No. 2 Tunneli-ri;*  Co., ; Canadian Engineer.0, inEng^  land had been spending leave of  ab'sence in Edinburgh, Scotland,  there met Mr. Joe Fairley,   late  of this City, and visited Pte "Ed"-  McAdams, also of Merritt,  who  lay in hospital badly wounded in  the legs and body from shrapnel  fragments, i.s news contained in  a letter received during the past  few days by friends of Mr. Paton  here.'  fThe re-union - of the Merritt  boys, seven thousand miles away  from the peaceful Nicola Valley,  was memorable nnd- acted as-.f  restorative to "Ed" who was in  a condition such as to require  the best of cheer in conversatioi'  and companionship.  Writing' to J. S. Morgan,  Andy" says "It is a life sight  mEnglandilonlyloseethecon-'the  102'nd Regiment  on  home  Otto fcus', who went with a  rai'ror.d construction parly from  Vancouver  lo Northern Russia  some six months ago and was engaged on building a new railroad there returned  to Merritl  last week end, having completed  the period of his contract.   Ted  Riley who was with him has arrived in Vancouver but has nol  yet reached   Merritt.    Otto relates some interesting and some  unfortunate experiences he had  while in Russia.    Ha got a firs'f  glimpse of the famous Cossacks  and his store of knowledge of tho  world has been greatly added to.  He will go to Ihe front, with thf  33i'st   Regiment, and leaves on  Tuesday    morning's/train   foi  Vancouver to rejoin his regiment.  Ex-Alderman   James   McFar  lane, who is' now a trooper in  tinuous coming and going of sol  diers inskhaki."  He also conveys kind remembrances to his brethren in L.-O.  L. 1701 of which he was Worehip-  ful Master. Appended to his  letter are the signatures of John  Wilcox, James Fairclough and  and George Osmond,all very well  known here.  defence duty at Kamloops, arriv  ed in the city at the week end  oh leave of absence which he is  spending with his .family-. "Jimmy" has taken on a new lease of  life, looks younger, and feels  better as a result of the change  from work in the mine to duty  oh top."   _.,,.;,_|1.^^wbpJ:^*?>f-#lfelM?^^*^'  ^Ipiil Get "More Money" for your Foxes'  fi^^!: sl Muskrat, *VVhite Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bbarers collected iu yoorsection  SHIP YOUK WUS blHECT to "SlIiJBKRT"thc lamest  house In llic World <i.:a!!ii(? exclusively In msXil AliZBiCMt K.1W I'l/US  11 reli.-ible���rt-s|.o-._.ib:e���safe Kur House with an unblemished rep-  utaiionexist:nfrfi.i-"inore lhan n third of a century," alonprsuo- ���  cessful record of sst.-idinpFur Shippers prompr, SATISFACTORY-  AND PKOKITAIIUJ returns. Write for"iC6e&i.ulicrti&OiDPcr," -:  the only reliable, ,-.;-ct_r_nc.jnarI-et'report and price list published..','  Wriio for il-NOW-il's F11EE   ���  A. B. SHUBERT, Inc. ������ItZi^JXEV*- Ay*  Pte. Harold Walters,   of the  first battalion Canadian Pioneers,  who has been   in   England   for  some time training for service at  the front has been  badly disap-  pointeJ.   It is reported that in a  final test made on the eve of the  departure to France "Harold failed to pass the eyesight test and  will remain, for the '.present at  any rate, at the English base.  Corporal John Wilcox,   of the  'No. 2.Tunneling Co.,   Canadian  Engineers   has   written to   his  friend, Alayor Archie Jackson,  jn which he tells  that his company are drilling^ hard   "on  the  double" and getting into perfect  fitness ready for the impending  journey across the English Chan:  nel.    The Merritt boys, with^he  others were very keen to get into-the fighting zone,  he says.  Asking to be remembered to "my  many   friends -and   old   timers  whose kindness I-will never'forget", mentioning particularly D.  Munro and A.. P.   Rankine,  he  also remarks how .impressed^ he-  was by the remarkably changed  conditions in  England.   Nearly  every home has been affected by  the war, he-says," and many .... i^m^w luwuny, was. on  minds are constantly-on those Wednesday examined and attest-  long* filled chairs now vacant,       ed for overseas service,  and  he  ���    '���.��� hopes to do his bit as a member  - Mr. James Geater has signed of the ^rmy Medical Corp  up for the Home Guard and will -       Ed. M. Scott of Lethbridge,  registered at the Coldwater on  Tuesday.  A short circuit caused the delay in turning on the city electric  light on Sunday evening last.  City engineer Forsythe soon  remedied the fault and little inconvenience, if any, was caused  to users. ���  WHEN YOU VISIT  * Pte. Joseph Chambers, of Merritt, who is with the First- Canadian Pioneers in the trenches,  has written an interesting and  newsy letter to Sam Jackson in  which he tells that there is . no  place like-Merritt,' and conveys  kind remembrances to all his  friends here.  W.-Kemp, of this City, was on  Mrs. Croly, of Princeton, who  is known to several people in  this city, has lei't with her children for Greenwood to join Mr.  Croly who has a position at the  Mother Lode mine. -Mr. Croly  is a brother of Lieut Chris Croly  who gave up his pppition as accountant at the Merritt Mercantile Company's store to join the  Canadian Engineers for service  overseas. He is at present stationed at Ottawa.  STAY AT THE  BHUNSWICX HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under- the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of .Merritt.  A high class hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c.,'$1.00.  [ Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade  . -BicycleriUed \\ hh/lotlet C/iatn,  New Depot lute or Net rules  1 Coaster Brake and Hubs, Detachable Tttes, high grade equipment, i-_c'.-K.i__gMud- Mn ci,  R-iinrds. Pinup,*. Tools wtt.uu  Sr0"^ FREE 1916 Gafafogus,  GO paires of Bic-i clcs, Sundries  att(tAlcjiatr.Matrnal. Yoiica.i  buy your'supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T. W.BOYD & SON,     -  27 Noire Dame St. West. Montreal.  ���Jm3  ���������.���������M��>.X  Photographs  1 *  of the Best  Palacie Bakery  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  % Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc.  *��    Hot Pies every Saturday.  !.* W.' FAIRLEY. Proprietor  .>4.4.^.^.^..j..5.^.^..;.^..j.^.^.^..j..;.^..;._.j..;..>��;��;��t�� |  leave shortly for Kamloops. Mr.  Geater, who is the possessor of a  fine baritone voice, will be missed  in musical circles here.  A Mr. Cooper of Canford signed up this week for overseas service with the Cariboo Rangers.  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  Think it over, and then call and,  ��� "��� -^'  . ue samples at the City- Studio.  Ghas. P. Hooper  Opp.* Schools Merritt  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent-put your Sewing Mac-  chine fit good order for the Fall Work.  A' card or telephone call to 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in- part payment for new "ones.  See the new.inqdelsatmystorejGranite  Avenue.,.   _ ���.   .  ��� ��� '-' ���-  *���*  Methodist Manse A  Veriiable Flower Show  CARD 6.F THANKS  The managers of the Presbyterian Church wish to convey to  Mrs. Roy Thomas their sincere  thanks and appreciation of .the  effioientand exemplary" manner  in which she carried out to a  successful issue the "Tipperary  Tea" under her management and  for the material aid given to the  managers thereby.  Offices Opened in  Coldwater Block  The Aberdeen Mine interests  have opened offices in the Cold-  water Hotel block right  in the  heart of the' city,, from ��� which  premises the many business matters connected with the develop-  ments of- their'miriing properties  in the'district will be transacted.  Considerable progress has been  made with the development work  at the Aberdeen mine, and in the  early future extensive^' developments arts expected to be put  under way at the Henderson property, west of the city,  Conservatives are  ! Very^ptimistic  Ata well attended annuaKmeet  ing of Lower Nicola and Canford "Conservative Association  held at Lower Nicola on Saturday evening, under the chairman  shiV;of James Smith, several  matters   of    importance    were  f  t  t  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  J  ^*^^J*hJm^J**J**Jm**��Jm5mJ*  ���JhJmJmJmJ^  RECRUITS  FOR   THE  $16,321 was required for the  upkeep of Grand .Forks-' schools  in, 1915.  The Methodist manse presents  a picture of indoor floral beauty,  the Rev. G.   H.   Kinney having  gathered together and  nurtured  a most,-fascinating and prolific  collection of plants and' flowers  with as many tints as there are  colors in a rainbow.    Having an  insatiable love for nature and its  products it is only natural  that  j he should have a hobby bf using,  'nature's best flowers as an asset  m bringing.brightness and cheer on February 10^h  t0hl3home- J over $112,000  The Indians at Stuart Lake are  subscribing to the Canadian Pat-  aioticFund.  No Increase in Price  In spite of the extraordinary  shortage conditions in the British  Woollen markets I am in a position to show you a. surprising assortment of  Tweed, Serge and  Worsted Suitings in  CHECKS, STRIPES and  PLAIN COLORS.  The same high standard of value  prevails at the usual prices.  Suits to measure from $18 up  ' to $40.00  Come and see my samples while  ihe^selection is good, ycu will be  .    ' astonished.  brought up and decided upon.  THe officers elected for the ensuing year were, ���,  President, James Smith; First  Vice-President, H. T. Shelton;  Second Vice-President, H." B.  Charles; Secretary, W.F. Corkle;  Dr.,J. C. Stuart and E. H.  Rhodes were elected members of  the executive, and with the president, ' first vice-president and  the secretary will constitute the  committee. /  A feeling of r onfid nee and of  optimism in a victory of conservatism at the coming general  election prevailed and the vaiious  routine and committee matters  taken up were enthusiastically  attended to.  I 'FightingCariboos'  The Merritt Mercantile manager (M. A. Durland) reports  that last Saturday was the best  day their store had experienced  for a very considerable time.  'Merco' service is bringing "grist  to the mill."  ANDREW EWART  The total pay at Trail smelter TSl���     City    TQilGP,  was   slightlyf Phone 23  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  f  T  -T  f  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  v  f  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���<&  t  f  f  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  "f"  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  Y -  ���>  The hills around .Merritt were  capped with snow Thursday  morning.  Remember the old  winter leaves when the  appear without an "R."  adace:  months  f  t  t  Y  Y  RECRUITING SERGEANT J. LEITCH  Will beat the  Nicola Valley News Office  EVERY EVENING (except Sundays)  Froni 7.30. to 8.30  To Sign up Recruits for above ���!���  f  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  X  Y  Y  Y  X  Regiment  Persons desiring can be attested  for any Regiment now mobilizing  in British Columbia  iome sfeviee  WMTEO  GOD  SAVE THE JilNO  ?  Y  Y  ���>^  ���    ��� . ���;���  ';Mim _Xj�� ���kgT__JO.\i_.*pU.     Jt_mnJ     j.   ��� ^r^i  Four  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Mar. 24, 1916  'THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Ghe House of tfiterit in  MERRITT,  B.C  We have one of the best thought of and most talked ofHctela in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. A. Hoggan, Prop.  J  Save  1  YOUR HORSES FEET  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  8LACKSHITHING  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  J. L. DUNLOP  Nicola-Ave.   Near City Hall  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  Miss D. Carrington was a passenger on Saturday's outward  train, going to Kamloops to spend  a vacation with friends.  Mrs. John Leitch and child  were^ passengers on Tuesday's  morning train for Vancouver,  where they will spend a short  vacation.  The Newsy Pars  All roads will lead to the Lake  Oii Sunday���the opening day of  the fishing season.  Andrew Hoggan, proprietor of  the Adelphi Hotel, left on Tuesday on a business trip to the  coast.  Ascriptural discussion will take  place at next Sunday's Forward  Adult Bible Class meeting at the  Methodist church.  Both the Tulameen and Similkameen rivers at Princeton are  now clear of ice and -are quite  high.  Tonigh't, a conveyance will  leave Merritt post office corner at  7 o'clock to take local people to  Nicola to attend the Patriotic  Guild Whist Drive. Price for the  return trip 35c.  The Patriotic Guild met as  usual on Monday afternoon. A  large consignment of wool has  now arrived and is available to  memhers and their friends for  knitting into socks.  R.Boyden returned to his.home  here from Seattle on Saturday.  Robert has been busy overhauling  his ^father's car ready for the  fishing season opening.        >   i  Rcruiting Sergt.. J. Leitch  is calling for recruits for the  102nd (Home"Defence) regiment.  Intending recruits should seethe  sergeant at the office of this  paper any evening from 7.30 to  8.30 p.m.  Wm. D. Ronald has been attested on the strength of the  131st regiment for overseas service. Pte. Otto Busk who belongs to the 131st, hopes to take  a few more recruits with him to  New Westminster early next  week.  NOTICE  SEED GRAIN FOR SALE  The public is hereby notified that a limited quantity of Tested  Seed Grain grown on the Experimental Dry Farm at Quilchena is for  sale at the following prices: ���-  "Official Ger- -    '  Variety ��� initiation Test Price per lb.  Red Pyte Wheat 98%    per cent 3%c per lb.  Marquis Wheat    99 % per cent   3 W per lb^'  Prelude Wheat 97      per cent 3 V4�� per lb.  Kubanka  Wheat    94% per cent 3% per lb.  Prussian Blue Peas -.93      per cent-: 5 Per lD*  Canadian Beauty Peas 94 % per cent - 5 per lb.  2 Rowed Chevalier Barley .... 100      per cent 3 per lb.  Mensury Barley ��� 97     per cent ....' 3 per lb.  White Hulless Barley 9?.% per cent .... .^..'...." .3 per lb.  Smyrna Barley 86      per cent ^ .3 per lb.  Garton No. 22 Oats :%T\3 -per cent   2% per lb.  O.A.C. No. 72 Oats -. .-. ........99% per cent    c 2% per lb.  Abundance Oat    98 '   per cent   2% per lb.  Sixty Day Oat '..' < .7 99.     per cent ^..*. 2% per lb.  Banner Oat   ...A.., '. i 99% per cent ".".'.���.;'"....' 2% per lb.  Sacks will be supplied but will be charged for at actual cost/  TERMS: Cash with the order  Address all enquiries tb:        - -    ��� .  T E.; BROOKLAND, Manager    ..  Experimental Dry Farm, Quilchena, B. C.  The Ladies.Altar Society of the  Catholic Church, .desire to thank  all'those who kindly loaned'decorative materials used at thefen-t  tert^inment at the Rex.Theatre  on Friday, and to all others who  in any way contributed to the  splendid success of the concert,  H. C. Brewster, Liberal leader-  is an uncle of H. A. Turner, road  superintendent of Princeton district;  r The developments in the cdpper'b'ear-  ing propert es near Stump Lake^ an  likely to assume important proportions.  ���5***k-*-w**:��5"5"S-<-**'>*'>^^��:>��x��:~:��  ���^������������-m*-!*-:'^****^*^*1^**^?;  4-  Cheaper and Better  Good; can be purchased for Cash.   -.Our running  expense Js kept down to the "very lowest margin,  and in consequence we can .sell cheaper  . _���.-   ...��  Flour "'*--- BoyarHou*-ehold  Butter Our Usual Good Value  Pure Lard ��� -   3 Hit .60?-.   5 lb. .95,  Peas, Corn and ��Bearis"'"'"- Best Brands  Dry Green Peas "   " ~ -' /    *  Campbell's Soups   '     A.11 Flavors  Shaker Salt  49 lb. sack 1.90,  3 lbs. 1.15  10 lb. 1.9Q  2 tins for .25  3-lbs. for .25  , per tin .15  The very finest for Table use  - -'���   "        -  .2-lb. .tins, 2  SEED POTATOES  FOR SALE  Imported " EARLY ROSE"  Suited to the soil and climate of  the Nicola Valley, having been  grown with big results,  Price $3.00 per Sack  Apply Coldwater Hotel,, Merritt  Mr. Thacker, of Dot, was doing  business in the city the first of  the week.  Ranchers Dodding, Langley  and Whittaker were in from the  west end the early part of the  week, bringing in their supplies  to the storekeepers.  JackThynne, the Otter Flat  rancher, was in town Tuesday,  leaving again Wednesday morning.  T, H, Keown, late of Merritt,  now at Haney in the Fraser Valley, is* honorary secretary and  acting scoutmaster of the Port  Haney Boy Scout Association and  is__doing_splendi_d_work_ampng  the scouts there, according to a  Vancouver newspaper report.  Mrs. G. A. Kennedy, mother  of Mrs. F. B. Ward, and who haB  been spending an extended vacation at the fine ranch of theDoug-  las Lake Cattle Co., left Merritt  on iuesday ea route, to .McLepd,  Alberta, accompanied by 'a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Ward who  were on the depot to see them off.  Nicola Valley   -  Farmers' Institute  NOTICE   fo~WEMBER8  ��� Owing to war conditions the price  . of Powder supplied  through the  above Institute has risen and is now  $7.00 per case in 100-lb. lots.  R. Dodding, Sec.  Lower Nicola, B.C.  There will be no service at St.  Michael's Anglican Church next  Sunday evening. The vicar, the  Rev. N. J. Thompson, will visit  Nicola church, and, in response  tp a kind invitation from Nicola  friends the St. Michael's choir  will accompany him and assist in  the service.  Corn Starch  Jelly Powders  H. P. Sauce  Golden Syrup  Granulated Oatmeal  Rolled Oats  Pure Castile Soap,".  Palm Olive Soap," .  Very Fragrant  Sunlight or Lifebuoy Soap  Seeded Raisins  - Very Fresh  Nabob Tea  * f  Nacob Coffee  Coffee Beans  Assorted Flavors !._  ^  Very Piquant    _���  "-"���������*     . 2 lb. tins  Heavy Bars  Onions  Potatoes   Our Popular Blencf, ,  Carefully Picked, and Solid  tins .25  per pkt -..10  ���"j 3 pkt���_i.".25  per bot. .24  20, 5 lbs. .45  10-lb. bags .50  20 lb. bags .90  '��� each .30  2 cakes for .25,  5 cakes for .25  2 pkts. for .25  per lb. .45  per lb. .45  per lb. .35  6-lbs. .25  per sack 1.50  l,-H^^'H"W,<^H'+OT'>*>,H^->*Kn'***'>'MWWW,I**->  t  MILLINERY  You will find-a nice selection of  Silk, Braid,  and Panama Hats  i  ���  t  *  z  *  ���*��� _1  �� And a beautiful collection of    '                         'X  t '                                                                                   '                j  I: ��� AT   THE   I ROSE MARCHE  J   HATS   TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES  J  I s ���        '^WTHIN THE REACH OF ALL $  *-*,        i ---���--...- *��� *  The Merritt Mercantile���the  people's providers���has a full,  stock of fishermen's supplies,'  Fishing season opens on Sunday.  A village wit at Lower Nicola  has caustically written in chalk  outside a local store " the bounty  on coyotes has been razed  to  zero.'  It is rumoured locally that  word Has been received from  England announcing that Captain* Jack Nash,' of Nicola, has  been promoted to Colonel. ���  Bro. A. R. Carrington will be  the speaker at'next week's. Ep-  worth League meeting. Subject:  "The Emigrants and Nation  Building." .���  '  Princeton has sent nearly 50  samples of ore; weighing between  three and. four hundred pounds  for exhibition at the Northwestern Mining , Congress held at  Spokane this_week. _ **  Born ���Mardh 20th, to Mr.~arid  Mrs. Alex. Young, a daughter.^  ��� Mr. and Mrs, James Logan, of ^  Lower Nicola, were last week receiving the   congratulations  of  their many friends on the arrival  of a baby girl at their home.  Deputy Game' .Warpen G. F.  Ransom desires to give publicity  to the annouhcement that owing  to the poor season,'the closing of  the trapping, season has been extended fromMarch31,to April 30.  - There was a good attendance  at the dance given by a committee of young men in the Armory  last night, the event being in aid  of the Patriotic Guild Funds."  Mr. McMillan was floor manager,  and Messis Mor iion and Farley supplied the music. _Ladies  of the Guild served refreshments."  The.Hon."Wartin Burrell M.P.",  minister of agriculture and mt nailer for Yale Cariboo, who' was  severely burned, about the head  and arms in the parliament build-  ngs fire has left Ottawa for the  south, the doctors having ordered him several weeks complete  rest.  SPECIAL   CLEARANCE  SALE  of Bread-Butter, Dinner, and Soup Plates, and  Vegetable Dishe's.J  ' Seeour Windows'  THE   MERRITT  3>.��gMM**'H*4,*'H***H-*'^^  Provincial Constable W. Bell  returned to the city on Tuesday  night after a ten days trip.spent  in Vancouver and Victoria. While  at the foot of the sloppy slope the  genial constable .visited his late  companion ex:Chief of Police  Grundy of this eity who is now  with the machine gun section of  the 102nd regt. at Comox. While  at the Capitol he attended ihe  Legislature and heard a debate.  The Merritt Recreation Olub  formerly the Hub'Billiard and Pool Hall ir now  open under new management. The reading-and  writing room is welpsupplied, with magazines,  writing material and ��11 the leading newspapers.  The management extend to all who care to make  the Club their headquarters~a hearty welcome.  Dave Chapman, of the Aberdeen mine has been spending the  last few days in the city, being  registered at the Adelphi Hotel.  He has a valuable collection of  pictures of construction scenes  on the K.V.R.; where he executed ��� important bridge/,building  work.- - ���    ~ ���.    .    _.  The aggregation ot local young  people who acted the comedy "Just for  Fun" may repeat the performance at  Kamloops if transportation and other  arrangements can be completed. The  Red Cross branches at Kamloops and  here to jointly benefit.'  Miss Nellie Hunter, of Nicola,  who has. been staying in Vancouver -left' on Saturday for New  Westminster , where " she _ will  spend a month's vacatipn visiting  her, sister, Mrs] H. Walmsby. '.  Indian Agent Smith, of Kamloops, was in the city at the early  part of the week, having buoiness  with the Indians at the local reserves, He says that. Dominion  Constable Dallon who prosecuted  some Indian liquor serving cases  here some time ago, is now in  the army.        ���     -~ '  .Constable-Walter-Bell, has re-*  ceived a letter-from Corporal  "Scotty'^ Bain, who is now with  a Tunneling- Co., - of the Can.  adian Engineers1" at the front,  He says all the-Merritt boys he is  in touch with are well and.wishes to be remembered to all his  friends and acquaintances in  Merritt.  I Hlottntate^ring in  t (ftanaMan Harki?*'  tif  LECTURE  BY  Rev. GEORGE KINNEY  Jlhurtratefc fag ont huttdoft  tevptxh (Hohirsb Vhntem^ <  ,J_*  In the REX THEATRE  ,. ON WEDNESDAY,  April15th,  Commencing at 8 p.m.  'Prices of Admission: Reserved %'  - ��� a  " Seats 50c, General Admission   y  .25, Children. 15 I  <.^^i^.K.*K"H**;-***H"H**^  ."-, i


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