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Array THE   HOME  PAPER   TOR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6. No. 21  MERRITT,   B. C,   FRIDAY,   APRIL 14, 1916  Price 5 Cents  atron Appointed to General Hospital.���Improvement in Civic  Finances.���Great Workmen's Compensation Bill for Province  Bank Will Advance Loan  on Security of City Taxes  Agreement with   Bank of Montreal Understood to Hcve Been  Reached by City Finance Committee.���  Proposed Tax Sale  State Insurance  for B.C. Workmen  Province will have Finest Scheme  in Existence After 1st  January Next  It is understood that an agreement has been arrived at between the finance committee of  the City Council and the bank respecting borrowing on the security of taxes, and that at the next  meeting of the City Council, to  be held on Monday night, the  cummittee will make an important recommendation for the approval of the Council.  ' It is believed that the stressful financial situation of the City,  - arising chiefly through the difficulties of tax collections will be  considerably.relieved, and that  funds will soon be available for  the liquidation of considerable of  the civic liabilities both in the  City and outside it.  The divergent views of the  city officials, the bank, and bank  advisers regarding the legalized  borrowing powers of municipalities as stipulated in tlie financial  sections of the Municipal Act and  clauses of which have been given  /different interpretations throughout the province generally Have  been' factors in contributing" to  the difficult situation the city has  . found itself in for some time. J  Now, it is understood, the bank'  are look:ng favorably on, a "proposition preyiously'made.by the  finance committee. This calls for  the bank agreeing to loan up to  $16,000���the full borrowing capacity allowed under the Municipal Act���on the security of 19i6  taxes and all arrears, excepting  1915 and 1��16 school taxes (not  affected), the bank stipulating  as a condition of the financial arrangements that a tax sale be  held this jear. The taxes made  over to the bank also cover the  $7000 unpaid balance of the 1914  loan.  Middlesboro Coal  To the Front  A picture of the mine buildings at the  up-to-date plant of .the Middlesboro Collieries, and local references to the importance'of their industry are to be  found in the current number of "Industrial Progress and Commercial Record,"  the official organ of the Manufactuiers  Association of British Columbia, just to  hand.  In an article on the coal industry.it is  stated that of the total mineral production of the Province up to and including 1914, coal and coke account for  150 million dollars out of the total - 480  million, or nearly one third.  As to the disposition of the output it  is stated that about 60 per cent of the  coal produced in B. C. is consumed  within the Province, the remaining 40  per cent being exported to the United  States, including Alaska.  British Columbia will have the  most complete system of state  insurance in the world after January 1st mext, according to the  provisions of the Workmen's  Compensation bill introduced into the House Wednesday afternoon by Premier Bowser.  The fund for the payment of  compensation to injured workmen will be raised by assessments  on companies, beginning next  October, and the scheme will itself go into effect at the beginning of next vear. To what are  considered the best features of  the Ontario Act, hitherto believed to be the finest on the continent, the British Columbia  measure has added a system of  medical aid to workmen and a  plan of accident prevention,  which has not been incorporated  in the Eastern bill.  This is one of the most import  ant measures cof its kind ever  brought forward ,in the province  and in generally regarded as a  very advanced piece of proposed  legislation.  The bill provides for the adopt-,  ion of the state insurance principle by which all employers of industry labor must contribute,  according to classification, to a  state .fund  administered   by a  (Continued on page i) r  Oratorio Will Be  Musical Treat  Choir to Render  " Crucifixion "  on Wednesday Evening Next '  '.,   at Anglican Church  Residents of the Nicola Valley will  next Wednesday be provided with the  opportunity of hearing for the first  time in the Valley the rendering of :.ri  oratorio "The Crucifixion" and of appreciating the exquisite symphonies of  one of tne world's greatest composers  of religious works -Sir John Stainer. .  To be held at St. Michaels Church,  the choir will comprise some forty  voices. The performan e will start at  8 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 7.30, and owing to the sacred  nature of the rendering the congregat.  ion are specially requested to be in their  seats before eight o'clock so that the  opening so'os will not be disturbed. It  is considered necessary to advise that  only, children accompanied by guardians  will lie admitted.  Books of words will be provided, and  although the rendering was taken up  by those taking part for the love of the  mqsic an offertory will be taken and  will be given to the Canadian Patriotic  Fund.  Promoted by Mr. C,F. Hooper.choir  master, of St. Michaels Church, those  taking part have worked hard iormany  week rehearsing the difficult yet beautiful work, which probably will qnly be  the forerunner of others. At the ren��  dition w II be an accompaniment by two  organs, in charge of Mrs. Nicholls and  the Rev. N. Thompson.  ...... 1-.  Appointment of Matron and  Financial Matters Discussed  Hospital   Directors   Reached   Deadlock on  Ballot Vote.���Four  Hour*' Sitting."���Financial Situation Causing Uneasiness.  ���Miss" Fish  Promoted   to  Matronship  ��� i  " Merritt Mercantile Company  FISHING TACKLE^-All Kinds  We carry the different lines of Fishing Tackle best adapted for local use.      Fly Hooks and  Trolling Baits in the most alluring patterns, and tackle best suited to the conditions prevailing jn  ' the district  OUTFIT   WITH   US   FOR   A   GOOD   DAY'S   SPORT  ALUMINIUM WARE  ���A shipment just-received-of-tho heaviest-maks-  known which will give all kinds of service and the  most satisfaction obtainable from^any.kind of kitchen wares.  The new prices are competitive with other wares  and the service to be secured will prove Aluminium  Ware a saving investment  IsSia  SP83I  .T_0��ON  IT0'  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ~T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  Y  t  Y  hass!^    BICYCLES  '. As all lovers of ^classical music are  aware ''The Crucifixion "is a recitative  and choral narrative set to deeply "impressive music and is a description in  ^^ music of the final hours of Christ upon  earthjit includes tho dramatic "Proces-  sional to Calvary" and the impressive  unaccompanied quartette " God So  Loved the World."  The majestic instrumental lead for  the organs in the "Processional to  Calvary" is considered one of the finest  pieces of musical composition extant,  and on (he full choir taking up the  words "Fling Wide the Gates,' the  majestic rythm of a sacred procession  should be pronounced.  But the great dramatic situation- of  the oratorio arrives with the final chori  us when the angry scenes and violent  commotion and excitement of the mob  at the foot of the Cross are given telling emphasis by the shrieks "Crucify"  taken up quickly by sopranos, altos,  tenors and bass with a vigor of e^er  deepening intensity, .   We carry two-lines,-^   MASSEY and IMPERIAL  both made by the largest Bicycle manufacturers in Canada  and of highest grade materials  We are quoting close prices  . and invite your inspection.  Seeds!  OUR RANGE IS NEW AND COMPLETE  FIELD AND GARDEN SEEDS  fl ��][   OUR   PRICES   ARE   RIGHT   fl fl  Seeds!  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Note the Pi ices 0/\,i O  ����������!������:  ^J^mJ^mJmJmJmJmJ.^*  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  t  t  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  A deadlock in the voting on  the  appointment of a matron to succeed Miss  Leitch, resigned, together with a long  discussion on financial matters resulted  in a further long session of the  Board  of Directors of Nicola Valley General  Hospital on Monday,  the meeting extending from'8.15..p.m.   to 12.20 a.m.  Some seventeen applications were received for the post of matron/including  one from Miss M. B. McElhoes, acting-  matron, who incidentally gave up her  position  next  day   and   left   for   the  Coast.   This lady wasa strong favorite  for the appointment, but it having been  ascertained from her that she had an  application in for a nursing p'osition at  the front and the duration of her stay  here thus beinguh'certaih,consideration  of her application was dropped, by general consent.   After, the several letters  and testimonials had been read the list  was reduced to two,Miss Jessie Stobart  and Miss De? Brisay, the latter of whom  was in the running for the  matronship  at the time when Miss" Leitch received  the appointment.  After a jocular reference had been  made to a previous discussion on the  voting v privileges of the chairman, it  was suggested th.it President Strickland be allowed a vote as a director.  No serious objection was raised and he  took part in the voting on the tw.o applications. This resulted in a tie, - four  votes for ea h.  The Board now found itself in the  predicament of not being able to make  further progress with the the appointment, as the majority of, the members  strongly opposed, the suggestion bf Di  rector Grimmett  that ithe -President  advanced frjom $32.50 to $35.00 and the  chairman of the finance committee was  authorised to see him regarding further increases.  Some seventeen long outstanding accounts due to the Institution by patients  and representing over $500.00 were, on  the recommendation of the finance  committee, handed over to Solicitor  Grimmett for collection. The Board  agreed with the finance committee that  the time had arrived when it was absolutely necessary for the debtors to  be pressed for payment. Individual delinquent accounts were discussed and  commented upon.  The House Committee having reported that the sceptic tank,on which some  sixty dollars had been 'expended last  fall in an effort to make it completely  satisfactory, was again giving trouble,  the committee was authorized to give  the matter attention.  The House Committee also reported  that the X Ray apparatus was out of  condition and that steps had been taken  with a view to getting it put into shape  as early as passible.  Director Bond was anxious to know  just when it went out of'order, the reply being that it had been out of condition for over a year, but only just  notified.  Director Taylor : I am informed, but  cannot say whether it is a fact,that the  apparatus was put out of condition  while Dr. Lamont was Here. The matter then dropped.  The financial report, submitted by the  financial committee, showedJ aii^ overdraft, at the  bank  on March 31st, o'f  7  Dies-In-Auto-On���=  Way To Hospital  Quilchena Farm Laborer Passes  Away Near Merritt  on  Monday.  While being hurried from Qnilchena  to the Hospital at Merritt on Monday in  the automobile owned and driven by J.  Guichon Jnr., Matthew Cochrane, a  laborer, threw up his hands in the car  and expired from the effects of heart  trouble.  Deceased who was aged 61, had been  ailing for some time past and had been  a patient in the hospital. He suffered  great pain while in the automobile.  Having asked Mr. Guichon "How many  miles is it to Merritt now?" and answered ."about two" he passed quietly  away.  A native of Peterboro, Ontario, deceased had recently been employed  plowing at the Guichon ranch. Formerly he was engaged at the Shapron  Lake ranch of the Douglas Lake Cattle  Co. Ltd.   He was unmarried.  The remains were quietly and re er-  ently laid to rest at Merritt Cemetery  on Tuesday afternoon at 4.30, the Rev.1  J. Hyde, Presbyterian Ministerofficiat-  ing. Mr. N. J. Barwick had charge of  the funeral arrangements.  The local schools will be dismissed for the Easter recess next  Thursday, April 20,  having -already voted as '.a director  should now be allowed to cast another  vote as chairman of the Board and  meeting. This,, he contended he could  do, under the hospital'bylaws. Directors McLean,Tutill and Bond vigorously  appealed for "one man one vote" proceedure. The perplexing situation was  solved, in the meantime, by the decision  to hav? the secretary write both the  ladies referred to and find out if either  contemplates going to the front.  (At a special meeting held since���on  Wednesday night���Miss Fish was promoted to the matronship.)   ;  Letters from Miss Steffens and Miss  Jonke'r, who were until recently on the  nursing staff, were received, requesting  that when vacancies arise they ohall  have the opportunity of returning to  the institution to complete their course  of training, were ordered to be laid on  the, table until the coming special meet-  ing-when=8taff^appointments^will "be  considered. It was also resolved that  the secretary shall open a "waiting  list" on which all applications for positions will in future be recorded.  After discussing a complaint by the  acting-matron respecting certain supplies as to quality, and prior to the  house committee being given power to  act in the matter, Director Taylor, a  new member of the Board, complained  that although he was elected a member  of the house committee he had not been  approached as to any business done by  that committee. I  Director McLean urged that stricter  impartiality be shown by: the staff to  those supplying milk under contracts.  Regarding milk supplies, Director  Bond later stated that $25.00 expenditure for milk in a month which showed  an average of only six patients a day  was highly excessive.  Director Tutill late in the evening  said he had come to the conclusion that  in his opinion it would be to the interest of the management of the hospital  if the matron were permitted to be  present at the board meetings. After  giving his reasons for advocating such  a departure, it was decided by general  consent that a decision be deferred for  the present, in the meantime information will be obtained as to the ' experience of other hospitals in this regard.  It was reported thatMiss Whitmore  had taken up her duties on the staff, to  complete her training.  In accordance with the promise of the  directors the salary of the orderly was  $171.10.-Evidence of'the quiet situation  in the number of patients at the-hospital was provided when the figure  $89.84, as the total received from, patients and on accounts during the month.  Salaries for March amounted to $260.08.  The aggregate of accounts receivable  from patients to date was given as  $2,170.00.  A letter from the Bank of Montreal  asking what was being done to make a  payment on account of the loan of  $3 500 made by the bank in July.  At the request of Director Bond,who  wished the information for the benefit  of new members of the Board, the president stated how the loan was made on  the strength of an anticipated legacy  from the Greaves estate. A sharp  passage of arms took place between  Director Bond 'and the President followed but as there was no motion the  matter there ended.  Director Slater, chairman of the Finance-Committee referred to-his-com���  mittee's interview with the bank respecting the loan proposed at the previous meeting and that an arrangement  had been made to cover salaries due.  New Matron for  General Hospital  Mis_s Fish, for the past few  months a member of the nursing-  staff of the Nicola Valley General Hospital has been promoted to  the position of matron, in succession to Bliss J. Leitch, the appointment being made at a special meeting of the Board held  on Wednesday evening.  Miss Fish desired to apply for  the position last week but generously refrained in deference to  her senior colleague, Miss McElhoes, then acting matron, who  was also applying for the post.  The new matron graduated at  Vancouver General Hospital in  May 1912, and her application  for the appointment she has secured was accompanied by high  testimonials from both local doc^  tors.  The ballot resulted io six votes  for Miss Fish to two for a Vancouver applicant. Friday. April 14. 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  THE   NICOLA   VRLLEY  NEWS  Published Evkry Friday  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - Editor.- Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES  ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in advance.  ?2.00  per year In  Canada.    Greai  Britain. United Stages and Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  MAIL ORDER ENTERPRISE  The city mail order " octopus " continues to push its grabbing tentacles into the legitimate field of the up-country merchants. And in  most country towns the merchants are so busily engaged in competition  among themselves they have neither time nor spirit to arouse themselves  unitedly to fight the foe, combat its evils and its effects on the stability  of the community in which they have invested their wealth.  And yet, during the past few weeks a new long tentacle or" business  sucker " has been thrust into many homes in the Nicola Valley and  probably throughout the whole interior. The newborn and long arm  of the octopus arrives in the form of a circular. A Vancouver wholesale Stationery house which, from the information contained on the letterhead, supplies loose leaf systems, school books, office equipment, sur  veyors' instruments, and does all kinds of lithographing and printing,  now informs that its Mail Order Department, besides peddling seeds,  will gladly ship along a pair of trousers with a loose leaf binder or a  suit of clothes .with account books. The third paragraph in the circular  placed in our hands, and distributed by this firm of Commercial Station  ers and Office Outfitters reads:       vj: ���  "Who are to Blame?"  !      [CONTRIBUTED]   0 :   " On account of the difficulty our customers up-country have in  the way of facilities for obtaining their supplies of all kinds, including Clothing, we have made arrangements whereby these can be  taken care of at keenest city prices."  Now, in this.land of liberty no thinking man can logically condemn  a city business house, or .any other, for extending its business operations  in any direction and by any means it thinks fit to adopt. Commendation instead of condemnation is the reward due to those who apply fertile brains to profitable ends. When those ends are, however, the  increased prosperity of Vancouver, Winnipeg or Toronto, and in part  directly produced by the circulation of dollars paid out on Merritt payrolls���to the corresponding impoverishment of Merritt���then it is for  those who first suffer by the decay of a community to endeavor to protect that community.  To our mind what is most needed is a strong local " Buy ot Home"  campaign along educational lines. If, as Merritt merchants declare, the  residents do not gain by buying at outside departmental stores, then let  them give solid concrete comparisons in the largest type the local print  shops can provide.  Is the present and future of this City with its most valuable potentialities to be jeopodised when its very foundations are being sapped from  the east and west.  Let our merchants and storekeepers bestir themselves to action.   Let  them bring out a retaliatory weapon before their oranges are sucked dry  and the skins flung in their faces.    Let the buying public know some  ' facts  on the methods   of departmental stores in catching the distant  dollar.  Mr. J. H. McVety, the leading labor representative in B. C. in an  interview stated, that if the new B. C. Workmen's Compensation Bill  is enacted as law without amendment the measure will favorably compare with any such legislation in existence.  The vital question asked today  by many of our merchants in  small towns is "How do the large  Mail Order Houses pluck the best  and ripest plums from our pay  rolls," and why cannot this d;-  vertion of currency be stopped.  The reply to this briefly is���Progressive Co-operation, Specializing and Concentration.  Merchandising today is not  what it was some twenty years  ago. Today the merchant must  study the individual requirements  of his customers, and further he  must find out the reasons why  his customers patronize the mail  order houses. .  To illustrate my point���every  community has a number of live  wire business men, but the majority i3 usually against them. They  are powerless to improve conditions. The majority will not take  the initiative and will often place  obstacles in the way to prevent  co-operation.  In the firstplace the stocks of  many merchants ih small towns  are too variecl. . The merchant  may start put with an exclusive  dry goods or,grocery store,but in  a short time.watchihg other business men closely, he sees someone doing fairly well with some  line that is entirely foreign to his  field. He adds that line to his  own, and before long is dabbling  iii every other man's line... ���  What is the result ? With his  limited capital and store space,  the merchant has not been able  to keep up his original stock and  adds the others. In time he has  a larger stock and more money  invested than he should have,and  still he does not have a complete  line of any one thing. Instead  of having a dry goods or grocery  store, as he originally intended  to, he has a general store, with  bits from many lines, and no one  complete line,  When a lady asks for something  in dry goods;that he should have  but has not, owing to his capital  being scattered,  the  merchant  blames the customer if she trans  fers her purchase into, the hands  of the postmaster, to be forward  ed to the mail order house. The  latter can fill her order, and she  can get what she,wants with a  better selection. -  In this eity, there are merchants  rK^-s.^TO-^.<ff>^  Rand  " /~*ANADA from her abundance can help supply-the Empire's needs,  ^^    and this must be a comforting thought for those upon whom the  ��� heavy-buiilen of-directi_r_3 thc Empire's effairs has been laid. Gain_or   no gain the course before the farmers of Canada is as clear as it was  last year���they must produce abundantly in order to meet the demands  that may be made and I believe this to be especially true in regard to  live stock, the world's .Mppiy of which must be particularly affected in  this vast struggle. Stress end strain may yet be in store for us all  before this tragic conflict is over, but not one of us doubts the issue,  and Canadians will do their duty in thc highest sense of that great  word."���HON. MARTIN BURRELL, ���Minister of Agriculture.  MODERN war io made by resources, by money, by foodstuffs, as  well as by men and by munitions. While war is our first business, it is the imperative duty of every man in Canada to produce all  that he can, to work doubly hard while our soldiers are in the trenches,  in order that the resources of the country may not only be conserved, but  increased, for the great struggle that lies before us. ' Work and Save'.  isa good motto for War-time."���SIR THOMAS WHITE, Minister  of Finance.  THE CALL OF EMPIRE COMES AGAIN IN 1916  TO CANADIAN FARMERS, DAIRYMEN, FRUIT GROWERS, GARDENERS  WHAT IS NEEDED? these in particular���  WHEAT, OATS, HAY,  BEEF, PORK, BACON,  CHEESE, EGGS, BUTTER, POULTRY,  CANNED FRUITS, FRUIT JAMS,  SUGAR, HONEY, WOOL, FLAX FIBRE,  BEANS, PtAS, DRIED VEGETABLES  We must feed ourselves, feed our soldiers, and help feed the Allies.    The need is greater in  1916 than it was in 1915.    The difficulties are greater, the task is heavier, the  need is more urgent, the call lo patriotism is louder���therefore be  thrifty and produce to tho limit.  "THE   AGRICULTURAL   WAR    BOOK   FOR   1916" is now in  the press.   To be had from  The Publications Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa. ���  THE   GOVERNMENT   OF  CANADA 2  THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THE DEPARTMENT .OF  FINANCE  who originally started out to  handle exclusive lines of merchandise, now they have added  numerous other lines���take for  instance carpets, rugs,draperies,  ready-to-wear garments, ladies  boots and shoes, etc., etc. Fully  50 per cent, of the business in  these lines is going out of. town,  simply because there isn't a complete stock of any one of these  lines in the city. Then "WHO  IS TO BLAME?"  Had one of these merchants confined himself to dry goods,  another to ready-to-wear garments such as suits and coats and  the third man to carpets, rugs,  draperies, crockery and furni ture,  and had the shoe lines been turned over to the shoe store, there  would have been complete^stocks  in these lines. Each man could  have devoted his entire capital  and attention to one line, they  would have all increased*, their  businesses, would have had less  dead stock with odds and ends  from several different lines. In  addition their purchasing power  would have been grea'er, they  would have been fusing more  goods in their special lines, and  naturally they could have bought  at closer prices, which in turn  would have placed them in a position to cope with the business  that was finding its way into the  hands,oI: the mail order house.  By specializing,a businessman's  energy i3 devoted to one line,  keeping track of customers wants  and trying to supply them. It is  physchologically true that businessmen in al! smpll towns, comm-  unicate their own dissatisfaction  to every or.e in iYe community,  customers cannot heip but feel it,  and many prefer to do their buying elsewhere, where'they do nol  come in contacJLwith this feeling.  With modern transportation  facilities such as we have in this  district, merchants should wisel>  avoid quantity purchases. Ir. iV  quite easy to get in now supplies  and in this'way avoid the risk oi  over-stocking, and of burdening  themselves with "Stickers" thai  will have to be moved at greatl\  reduced prices, Further.'a greater variety of goods in one lint  can be carried and more tastes  satisfied, which in turn will go a  long ways to capturing the business that now treks its way thru  the post office department. ���  Wedding Bells  NELLIES  RINTOUL  The marriage took place on  Monday, at the home of the Kev.  J. Hyde, Presbyterian Minister,  of Miss Maggie Rintoul, of Diamond Vale Flat, and Mr. Sebastian, Nellies,jof3_eax_C_r^k.JR,og-  ers Pass. Both were formerly  of Scotland.  ihe bride was daintily attired  in a dress of white silk. Witnesses at the interesting event  were Mrs. Baxter and Mr.Joseph  Rintoul.  The happy couple left the city  next day for Glacier, B.C,  Methodist Anniversary  Services Next Sunday  The Methodist Church of the  Nicola Valley will hold their sixth  anniversary services on Sunday  next, when the Rev. B. G..Stewart, of Nicola, will preach at all  the services, The times of-the  services are, Merritt 11 a.m. and  7.30 p.m; Lower Nicola 3 p.m.'  " Representative Men of Canadian Methodism���Editors E. H.  Dewart and W. H. Withrow."  The foregoing is the subject for  discussicn at next week's Epworth League meeting.  James Simpson of Simpson &  Cranna,   returned  to   town   on  Saturday after a business trip  I spent in Vancouver,  "It's Jill Comfort."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find ;i friend you'll  find him at the Coldwatei���ihe old reliable first-class ho el  of Merritt.    Hot and Cold  Water. liooms   with Balhs. Five large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. .'CARRINGTON,.  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life &. Accident  B.C.  Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  Only Prime Goods  PRIME   BEEF,  HUTTON  AND  PORK  -  PREMIUM BAGS?! AKD HAMS  FRESH PU8E PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch F.gge. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest  Quality Highest  Nicola Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  . Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.        Satisfaction Guaranteed  IP,  O.   BOX    219,   MERRITT,   B.  C.  PHILIP    MCLEAN,  CONTRffiCTiOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittinqs  AirGoodsatLowest Prices  Store and Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  .���;.****..���***..���.��������;.**���;..;.*.  X"X"X"X"X-*>X"X-*x,**<>***#��X"J"K*'  ��� -!  Sir John Stainer's Oratorio:        *  t*  ��fj? (ftntrtfixiim  ff  Will be rendered in  St. Michael's Church,  By a Choir of 40 voices, on  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19,  1916  At 8 p.m. prompt.        Doors open at 7.30  QHfrdart! tutU bn gteu to % Gkttaotatt  fafnuitr 3\x\\h  BOOKS   OF   WORDS   WILL   BE   PROVIDED  ���  X  '(,   N.B.���It is specially requested that the congregation will take their seats  %  ;.. before eight o'clock so as not to interfere with the opening solos. !C Threi  TITE NICOLA' VALLET NEWS.  A-  Friday,   April 14, 1916  4^^5.^..j..>.j.^5.^^^.<.^.^.^^..j^..:..:.^.<..j<���:..:.  ���*****^***^*********  *  *  ���  *  t  i  A  National Watchword���    1  THRIFT I  - ���!���  ��������������������� .}  3E economical.    Be thrifty.    Be saving.    And encourage all ������;  three by depositing your savings in a Bank of Toronto Savings ��  Account.    Your account will soon grow into attractive propor- Z  tions.    Interest is added twice a year. ' .      *  Ihe  Military Notes  of Local Interest  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  966,767,203  $5,000,000  $6,439,382  BANK ofTORONTO  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager    g  ���������x��***^��X'*+**<��w****':":'**X"X��*��:����*  M. L GRIMMETT, LLB.  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  Soldier's dependents of the Nicola  Valley who are receiving allowances  from the Canadian Patriotic Fund  and desire any information whatsoever regarding' same are cordially  invited to communicate with the  Secretary the Rev. Geo, Kinney.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  , LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. 0. F.  9205,  Meets in K. oft.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of every  month at 8���p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  FRANK BOND,  C. R.  J.  HUTTON,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  A.  F. Rankine  .WM.  - Regular meet-  . ings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m. ' ,,  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to at-  ���  tend.  A. K.- CARRINGTON  Secretary  L.O.L., 1701  Merritt Lodge  . ~ '  Regular, meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  J. G. Warren. W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec,  *  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc*  EHot Pies every Saturday. 1  t W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor %  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one yeari?  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Nol  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land mus/  be described by sections, or legal sub  divisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself,  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of ?5, which will be re  funded if the rights applied for are hoi  available, but not otherwise. A royal  ty shall be paid on tbe merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  " The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay thc roy  alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a  year.  The lease .will include the coal min  ing rights only, but th'e lessee may be  permitted to. purchase whatever avail  able surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  -For- full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior,' Ottawa, or  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 pal/  for.'���68782. |  The. local depot was thronged  with residents on Tuesday morning when several kilties of the  72nd Highlanders and others returned to camp at the Coast and  elsewhere, after spending what  may be their last leave of absence before travelling overseas.  William Cartwright left to don  the khaki, with the 172nd Regt.  Cariboo Rargers, for overseas.  For the 102nd Regt., J. Paton,  P.- Corp, J. Dunn and A. Fairley.  Unlike some judges, His Honor Judge Swanson does not carry  his. judicial, demeanour, oii the  '���bench" into privite life. An  instance of this was seen last  week when His Honor presided  at the mountaineering lecture at  Lhe Rex Theatre.  /Robert Baxter; has just received word from Pte. Andy Paton.  who is at the front, in which he  says that all the Merritt boys in  his company.are well and in excellent spirits. ,  In the court the judge is in appearance and in his methods  characteristic of the majority o  (hose whose high attainments in  legal practice lead them to the  high responsibility of defending  the majesty of the law of the  land,  ; Bugle Major Leonard, of the  Cariboo Rangers, writes to the  News to express his appreciation  of the-prompt way in which  Mayor' Jackson and the City  Council opened a list and ensured  that Merritt would be represented by a drum, from local funds  in the band ot the Cariboos. He  states, too, "we are well aware  that Merritt has done right loyally in meeting other demands on  their generosity in the same patriotic spirit."  Tall, of clean cut figure,   his  face   thin   and   of   pronounced  sharpness, his eyes are of the  penetrating   kind  that betoken  the hard thinkiogbrain.and to the  bewilderment of pleading lawyers  in their. finals to the bench those  eyes remain calmand inexpressive of any legal mind���conjuring  working within;    In speech he is  quite legal, cool and spontaneous  in  his comments   or queries, a  splendid linguist, an apt phrase  coiner,   inhesitant.   To  fit  the  needs of the situation he can be  crushingly    trenchant    in    his  denunciation   of  what  has not  pleased him or humanely sympathetic, tender and helpful. ���  Get "More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers cc._Iot.ied in yonr section  Snip TOUR FURS DIRECT <o "SHUKEItT'Mln. larncst  Douse in the World dealing exclusively in NORTH AKLBICAN HAW FUSS  ����reliablerfrcsponsible'T-safeKur House with an unblei-iishetl rcp-  utntion existing for   more than a third of a een turv." a Ions' suc-  &.E,FROi*I,JABLB-returns-   Write-for "Efe &l!U-itrt fefciupcr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published. .  .'������'  ���.   ��� Write for it���NOW-it's FBEE  A. B. SHUBERT. Inc &s-27 west austin ave. I  J. S. Morgan has received a  letter from a brother, a lieutenant at the front, who states that  no matter what the past of some  of the men now in the, trenches,  all standing: shoulder lo shoulder  there have proved themselves by  their great sacrifice to be men of  the right type and that they now  start with a "deanslate."  J. R. Wade, formerly of this  City and whose wife and^family  still reside here',, recently left the  prairies for'the Coast and signed  up, with the Cariboo Rangers for  overseas service.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  - ' J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac-  chine in good order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone call to 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my itore,Granite  Avenue.  A high class hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.    S0c, 75c, $1.00.    f  Remember the BRUNSWICK   Write-ahead for reservations.���  James Paton, who signed this  week for the 102nd Regiment,  and left for Kamloops oh Tuesday morning was one of'the first  local.,volunteers for service in  France. In fact, as a member  of the 31st B.C. Horse he went  to ^Valcartier with the first local  contingent just after war broke  out, but had to return owing to a  physical disability. His brother  "Andy" in in the fighting line.  The Easter Vestry meeting of  St. Michaels Parish Church !will  be iheld in the Parish Hall on  Wednesday evening April 26th.  Alaric and Hayes are advertising for one hundred men for their  logging camps at Coldwater Valley. Loggers, Swampers and  Teamsters are wanted at once.  The Right Rev. A. U. DePer-  eier, Chaplain to His Majesty's  forces, and Bishop of New Westminster, arrived safely in England yesterday,'  HAWK BICYCLES  ~^An up-to-date High Grade  Bicyclefittcdwith.AfW/W-cy-a.w,  New Depotlure or Hercules  Coaster Brake and Hubs, Detachable Tires, high grade equip.  tnent.iiicluditigMud- Ann en  guards,Pump.&Tools tlZ.au  CTREE 1916Catalogue,'  60 pages of Bicycles, Sundries  ana Repair Material. Yon can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T. W. BOYD & SON,'  V Noire Dame SI. West. Montreal.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  Sergt. Tailor Cap. Stephenson  writes that he is very, comfortable in his quarters in France.  He does [the stitching for his  company in the kitchen of a farm  house. He has witnessed several aeroplane fights^ and saysthe  French farmers not far from the  front line trenches are busy putting ih their crops, so opt'mistfc  are they that the allies will keep  back che foe.  But catch Judge Swanson away  from the legal atmosphere, in  private life, and you have a totally different personality. Leaving  his precise legal phraseology behind, we found him the other  night telling stories and using  colloquialisms and slang so familiar to the man'in the street. He  told us how morally the fair Pro  vince was improving. "Black  jack" was becoming a thing of  the past since we had lost all our  money in real estate and were  about to go on the "waterwagon"  ���In his introductory remarks he  showed that he was conversant  with David Harem. The old Bib-  Heal law said that we should do  unto our neighbors"as, wesrwould  have them do unto us,quoted tie  judge, but it is the practice now  adays . for many people to want  to "do" their neighbor first!  Illustrating his remarks with  a story Judge Swanson drove  home a certain point in* convincing fashion. He was referring  to the fact that although the people of B.C. were surrounded by  the4 finest mountains in the world  yet very little did they "know"  them. A generous husband had  given his wife a check, he related. Not being well acquainted  with banking methods she asked  "will thoy give me the money,  they don't know me ?" "If they  know you half as well as I do  they would'nt give you a cent,"  was the answer.  T  Pte. Leslie Dickie, of the Seaforth Highlanders, arrived in  town on Monday for a few days  leave with his friends.  Among the new arrivals at the  / Adelphi Hotel  this week were,  Mrs. A. J. Rear, Mrs. Geo.  and  E. Clapperton. of Kamloops,   A.  ,   D.Ogston, Coquahalla Summit,  F. W. Evans, of Vancouver,  W.  - J.- Craig, of Montreal, and J. J.  Dunn, K.V.R. Penticton.  Notice ia hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the  undersigned as Building Contractors,  Real Estate and Insurance, under the  firm name of McLean & Corp, of Merritt, B.C., has been this daw dissolved  by mutual consent.  All debts due to the said partnership  are to be paid to Philip McLean, Mer-  litt, B.C., and all partnership debts  will be paid by him.  Philip McLean  '  Frank R. Corp  Merritt, B. C.  April 5th, 1916.  Among the guests registering  at the Coldvi ater Hotel this week  were J. D. Paxton, of Kamloops,  M. Hughes, of Aggasiz, H. H.  Thomas, of Princeton, Geo.Bra-  Jy, of Victoria, and R. J. Veale,  of Yarrow, P. C.  Recruiting Sergeant J. Leitch,  wishes it to be made known thai  he is prepared to accept recruits  for the first company B.C. Pioneers Reinforcements. MeJical  examination, attestation and transportation arrangements can be  completed without delay, so that  men can be sent to the mobilization centre at Vancouver at once.  Shortly after noon on Tuesday  a hailstorm broke over Merritt  and in less than an hour a stretch  of several miles of the mountain  side was covered with a mantle  of snow.  SAY!  i  Corporal G. Bain, better known  here as " Scotty " sent to Magistrate Morgan one of the first let:  ters received since the heav,\  fighting at Verdun, ar.d in it he  says that the men at the front  are firmly against peace nowanr  will not return to Canada until  victory-is won. All the Merritt  soldiers with whom he is in toucfr  are in splendid health.     \  Are you looking for Clothes that  will really stand some hard wear?  I have got just what you want in  imported English whipcords and  corduroys. Made to measure at  the following prices:  Three-piece Sack Suits from $25 up  Three-piece Norfolk Suits from $28 up  Two-piece Norfolk Suits from $25 up  Riding Breeches with plain facings from  $8 up  Riding Breeches with leather facings  from $10 up  Plain Trousers from $6 up  Two-piece  Norfolk   Suit   with   plain  Breeches from $27 up  Two-piece Norfolk Suit with Breeches,  leather faced, from $29 up.  Suitable for all outdoor workers and  sportsmen  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  i T  I f  Y  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -t-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  RECRUITS  FOR   THE  ' FightingCariboos'  WANTED  -ip  RECRUITING SERGEANT J. LEITCH  *   -':    .,. .       Will be at the  Nicola \^lifey5NewsQffice  EVERY EVENING, (except Sundays)  From 7.30 to 8.30  To Sign up Recruits for above  Regiment  t  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  Y  Y.~  Y'  Y  Y  Y  Persons desiring can be attested  for any Regiment now mobilizing  in British Columbia  HOME SERVICE MEN_  WAITED  GOD  SAVE THE KING  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  Y  Y  X  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ^^^^^^^���^^^^^^^���������^^^^^^^������������������^  $250.���� REWARD  The above Reward will be paid to anyone giving information which will lead  to the conviction of any person or  persons Stealing or Killing any Cattle  belonging to the 13. C. Fruit Lands,  Limited.  By Order,  B. C. FRUIT LANDS LIMITED  Henry r\ Mitten, Director.  J. Veale, of Dot, has sold his  stock and has left the Valley for  the Prairies, his ranch at Dot  having been taken over by his  brother, William Veale.  Nicola celebrities nol iced in  town on Thursday were T. Hunter, S. Kirby and R. L. Clark,  Mr, Kirby taking the evening  ior the Coast.  \\i{Afr��U��if��ix* w '  n: Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   April 14, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Che House of JXCerit in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We haoe one of the best thought of and most talked of Hctels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. A. Hoggan, Prop.  nsroittCE  SEED GRAIN FOR SALE  Save  !  YOUR HORSES FEET  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well  shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  BLACKSMITHING  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.   (Best workmanship and if air prices  i_  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 LREPAIRED  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  Birth���At Chulus hospital, on  Sunday, April 9, to Mr. and Mrs.  T. Williams, a son.  J.H.Collett Elected  Hospital Director  Mr. John H. Collett, the well known  local rancher, was elected to a seat on  the directorate of the Nicola Valley  General Hospital at the monthly meeting held on Monday night. He succeeds  Mr. James Paton who submitted his  resignation owing to his joining the  102nd regiment and leaving the City for  Kamloops.  After the resignation had been-read  a resolution moved by Directors Tutill  and Bond was unanimously passed, expressive of regret at the departure of  Mr. Paton from the Board, and thanking him for his valued services during  his brief tenure of the office, and wish,  ing him success in his military duties,  i. Prior to the adoption of the resolution  invitirg Mr. 'Collett to a seat on the  Board the president remarked on the  circumstance that there'was no representative of the farming community of  the Valley on the directorate.^  State Insurance for B. C. Workmen  Birth���to Mr. and Mrs. A. L.  Patchett, of Coldwater Valley,  on April 7th, a daughter,  Birth���To Mr. and Mrs. Fred  Gilderdale, of Collettville, today,  April 14th, a bouncing son of  eleven pounds,     (  The many friends of Mr. and  -MrSi-J-C.-Stewart-of-this-City  will be sorry to hear of the serious illness of their little girl, who  is suffering f ram broncho-pneumonia, and hope for a turn for  improvement in her condition.  Mrs. Lu. Price, Mrs. Coady  and Mrs. Royds were new members welcomed as the Red Cross  Society meeting held yesterday  afternoon. It was decided to  hold a grand Empire Day dance  at the Armory on the evening of  May 24th.    I  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  (Continued from Page One.)  board. In case of injury of employees compensation will be paid  by the board and thus the employee will never be forced to  take action in court against the  employer of a liability company  nor will an employer be forced at  any time to pay heavy sums for  damages in the event of workmen being injuied,  A medical fund is provided for  in the bill which also covers the  payment of compensation for industrial diseases .contracted by  workmen. The bill is to come into effect at the first of next-year-  There will be three commisiori-  erson the board, appointed for  eight, nine and ten years respectively. The chairmans salary will  be five thousand and with four  thousand for the other two members, salaries will be paid by the  government which will also give  uy to $50,000 per year towards  the reserve compensation fund.  In addition to paying a levy  for the accident and compensation funds all employers must also  pay one per cent per day per  workman for a medical attendance^ fund. The compensation  paid by the board in the event of  death by injury or the permanent  total disability of an employee  will run from twenty to forty  dollars per month to the depehd-  eritsfin case "of "the-"workmans  death, and fifty five percent of  his average earnings to the workman in event of permanent total  disability. Payments for permanent partial disability and  temporary total disability are in  proportion,  Taken at large the bill is considered to be excellent legislation  and a measure which will be eminently satisfactory to the industrial employees in mines, mills,  factories, etc., and at the same  time a project which will not  impose unnecessary burdens upon  employers, the cost being distributed on the insurance principal.  The bill provides that employees  are riot to be levied upon by employers for the compensation insurance tax. Employers must  pay out of their own pockets.  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- ��� ��� ' n.  Variety mination Test Price per lb.  Red Fyfe Wheat 98%    per cent :. . .3%c per lb.  Marquis "Wheat   .. 99% per cent ..' 3%<   per.lb.  Prelude Wheat  .97      per cent 3%<   per lb.  Kubanka Wheat   .94% per cent 3%    per lb.  Prussian Blue Peas 93      per cent 5       per lb.  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 97% percent ...... 3       per lb.  Smyrna Barley  86      per cent 3        per lb.  Garton No. 22 Oats .....;.. . .97" ' per cent 2%   per lb.  O.A.C. No. 72 Oats 99%  per cent   ............2%   per lb.  Abundance  Oat   ....' ...98      per cent .2%   per lb.  Sixty Day Oat  ... 99      per cent 2%   per lb.  Banner  Oat  99% per cent    .:' -2%   per lb.  Sacks will be supplied but will be charged for a.t actual cost.  TERMS: Cash with the order  '���-���'���'    Address all enquiries to :  E.   BROOKLAND, Manager  Experimental Dry Farm, Quilchena, B. C.  Chief Aitken and men of the  Fire Department turned out to a  small fire at Simm's barn on Nicola Avenue last Wednesday night  A quantity of hay in the building  was found alight and was quickly extinguished. The damage  was small.  . Mr. E.'.C. Johnson, of the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate, accompanied by Mrs. Johnson and  their daughter, arrived in the  City on Saturday evening from  Seattle, to take up residence at  their new home at Lower Nicola  rented from Capt. C. Tyner.  ..;..;.^..;..;..;..;..;..>.;..;.^..;.^.^..j..;,^..;.^..;..;..  Seeds-Seeds-Seeds  We stock Rennies and Ferrys Tested and  Tried Garden Seeds.  Flour, '  Quaker Oats  Wheat Flakes  Corn Flakes  C. & B. Jams  "Royal Household  per sack 1  per pkt.  per pkt.  3 pkts. for  FOR SALE-GASOLINE PUMP  AND ENGINE  Can be inspected at the Nicola Valley General  Hospital,  Merritt, B. C.  Damson, Creengage  Apricot and Plum  large and juicy fruit  in new sealed carton  4 lb. tin  per lb.  5 lbs. for  finest California fruit   large tins  Hunts verylbesCpack  Prunes  Peaches  Apricots  Cherries  Dates  Large Seeded Raisins  .  Marmalade      new. and.delicious brand  Manila Drips 1-2 gal. tin .45  Molasses special value  Tomatoes, finest pack Urge tins  Pork and Beans  Bacon      prime cured etrip or back  Ham good buying now at .  o  Devilled Ham   very handy for lunch basket    3 for  Corn Starch      . per lb. pkt.  Soda Biscuits    the best quality obtainable    per tin  Short Bread Biscuits       special value -per pkt.  each  fa;h.  2 pkt3. for  2 pkts for  each.  lgal.  ' 2tins for  each  per tin  per lb.  per lb.  90  .40  .40  .25  .75  117  .60  .33  35  .25  .25  .25  .85  .25  .15  .10  ,29  .20  .25  .10  .35  10  S  i  ��  Ladies White Underskirts, Swiss Embro. reg. 1.75; at 1.05"  Ladies White Skirts ..     at 1.00 and 1.25  White Quilts single reg. 1 50, for .95  Pillow Slips full size ti. S. each .20  Children's Summer Coats, reg. values up to 3.75,  7    at 1.50, 2.00, 2.25  Jap Silk, in pink, pale blue, and white per yd. .25  Check Ginghams,       good washers per yd. .17  THE   MJ_m:RITT  T  ������������������������������������^���������������^������.^X** >^  MEET ME AT THE CLUB  The Merritt Recreation Club  formerly the Hub Billiard arid Pool Hall' is now  , open under new management. The reading1 and  writing room is well supplied with magazines,  writing material and all the leading newspapers.  The management extend to all who care to make  the Club their headquarters a hearty welcome.  �����-������. ...  MILLINERY  |   You will find a nice selection of  t  and Panama  % ��� ���                            And a beautiful collection of ��  %                  =___===    AT   THE ��� i  ROSE MARCHE I  * - '������ ���:���  ��� _  .;.  |   HATS   TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES   $  t                  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL \         |  ' \ -  --  Progressive Firm's  Successful Tender  The A...E. Howse Co, Ltd., the  oldest established business in the  Nicola Valley was this week  successful in securing the sto^k,  fixtures, etc., of Chreelman and  Lyall, general merchants, at  Hedley.  The firm was, in existence  about four years and, carried a  high class and thoroughly up to  date stock.  The A. E. Howse Co., in Hedley will move into the now store  which is more centrally located  than their old one, ar.d is replete with extensive fixtures.  That the thinking public appreciates first class service and  recognizes by increasing" support  the c >mbination "Service and  Quality," the keynote of success  of this'rapidly expanding firm.  is apparent from the announcement���unusual in hard times���of  an up country firm making, an  important addition to its interest  when most of them are content  co ''hold their own." ���  Miss Quinville, of. Mamette  Lake, is visiting her si3ter, Mrs.-  H. R. Plommer at Middlesboro.  Thoroughbred Brown Leghorn  and Plymouth Rock Eggs for  Sale. $1.00.per sitting. Apply  Miss Wells, near City Hall.  Mrs. P. Moyes" and children,  accompanied by her mother, Mrs.  Smith, were passengers on last  evening's train,en route, to Kamloops.           j  ' Word was received at Nicola  on Friday that Mr. Chap. Howse  who is at the front with the  Strathcona Horse, had been promoted from corporal to sergeant.  A regular meeting of members  of Merritt Volunteer Fire Depart-  ment was arranged for Monday  last but owing to the poor attendance the meeting was deferred  to a later da'e.  Several hundred head of sheep  were driven through the City on  Thursday, coming from W. J.  Pooley's well known ranch at  Coyote Valley and being taken  to a neighboring range for a season.  Mr. H. R. Plommer, secretary  of the Middlesboro Collieries,'. returned home on Saturday evening's train after,his business trip  spent at Vancouver and main line  points.  MEET ME AT THE CLUB  . __������������_���       ..    ���MM^M^HaMMH^HH^Hsawa��H_H_____aHaB��.BHa_HMi_^Hi______i___i__MBa____^^  So f��r nothing has been heard  in the city of celebrating May 24,  this year. Last year,, the Firemen held sports, etc., but we are  informed the brigade will not take  the matter up this year.  Hon. Thomas Taylor announced on Wednesday that the cost  of the Hope-Princeton^'highway  was $177,767 to date. 22 miles is  completed, 4.miles half finished,  leaving 72 miles unfinished, requiring an expenditure of $130,-  000,  a  Ripping" Time  Much Enjoyed  Attired in ali kinds of tattered  and torn and odd colored dresses  and suits, some wearing big hats  and carrying small parasols, and  all very much of the hobo type;  two dozen friends of Mr. and  Mrs. Langstaff surprised them  at their home on Tuesday night;  The masquerade was perfectly  arranged and a splendid time  was spent by all with whist.music  and other ripping diversions.  Among the surprises of the supper interval were ginger candies  and paper wafer and mustard  sandwiches. The whist winners  turned out as follows,,ladies first  Mis=! V, Lawson, consolation Mrs.  Phillip?;'" gents, first, M-. M.  Shore, consolation Walter Bell.  Mrs. Cleasby was a. pass nger  on Saturday's train to the Coast.  J. Manning, rancher, of ,-Dot,  was in the'City on Monday, accompanied by Mr. Thatcher.,  Mrs. Warren, sisterof Mrs. A.  W. Strickland, returned to, the:  City on Saturday evening,   after  an extended visit to the Coast,  Mrs. E. B. Newcombe of this  city, with har children, intends  leaving on- Monday next for  Phoenix to join her husband. . ,  Owing to a freight car getting  derailed near the Liamond Vale  mine on Thursday morning, the  passenger train , to the Bridge  was six hours late in eaving  Merritt.  Although only early in tne  potato setting season Murdock  Mclntyre's stock of early Rose  seed potatoes is diminishing rapidly. These potatoes are Nicola  Valley climate tested.  ���Two-hundred-and fifty_dollars,  reward is offered by the B. C.  Fruit Lands Ltd., of Kamloops,  to any person giving information  which will lead to the conviction  of any person or persons stealing  or killing any cattle belonging, to  the company.  The hospital report for Mar'h,  submitted by Miss M. B. McEJ-  hoes, acting matron, shows that  during the month 9 patients were  admitted, 5 males, 4 females.-8  patients were discharged. There  were 2 births, no deaths. Total  hospital days 207, average per  day 6.67.  The British Columbia Gazette  announces the incorporation under the Companies Act of the  Callopy-Holland Advertising Co.  Ltd., of Vancouver. The title of  the new firm brings into prominence Messrs. Callopy and Holland two of the most reliable and  experienced, advertising experts  on the Pacific Coast, and the  "News" will join with other  business friends up country in  Wishing for the, firm a continuance of prosperity during the  coming years...���

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