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Array w  THE   HOME PAPER    FOR   THE    CITY   Of    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6. No. 16  MERRITT,   B. C,; FRIDAY,    MARCH   10,   1916  Price 5 Cents  Merritt City  oad Tax.  any ratnotic  of Discharged Soldiers  Pretty Wedding  at Middlesboro  Popular Young Bride and  ' Husband Leave for  Saskatchewan  her  Patriotic Event  at Nicola Soon  "the marriage took place' yesterday.  March 9, at Middlesboro B. C, of Miss  Charlotte McKibben, daughter of Mr.  ' and Mrs. M. McKibben of Midclesboro,  and George Allan Moreside,-of Tugaske  Saskatchewan.  The interesting ceremony was conducted at the home of thebride by the  Rev. G. H. Kinney. In "attendance as  witnesses were Miss Bella Clark' who  attended on the bride, and Hugh McKibben, who was best man.  6 Following the nuptials,  which took  splace'at 9.30 a. m.f an elabor te wedding breakfast was served and attend  ed by the wedding party and thelf anyly.  The bride looked very well indeed in  a handsome gown of Crepe de chene,  and wearing a long trailing veil. Her  bridesmaii looked pleasing, dressed in  white silk. .  The happy couple later left' on the  11.30 a.m. train for Saskatchewan, to  make their home at Tugaske, where  Mr. Moreside is in business as "a contractor.  At the station they were' showered  with rice and good wishes from a large  assembly of the young friends-of the  bride. The wedding gifts included a  handsome set of fish carvers from the  'staff of Armstrong's store where the  bride until recently held a clerical  position.  Nicola Patriotic Guild to Hold  Whist Drive.   Arrangements  for Merritt Participants  Friends of Mr. Arthur Ash, late of  Nicola, and who is with' an overseas  unit,' will regrettoleani that a brother *  J. C. Ash, of the Strathcona Horse,  was named in the casuality list published last week as having been found dead.  [ He was one of/six brothers, with: the  colors. ~-The home of the Ash family is  at Hampstead,.London,-England,  The ladies of  the  Nicola  Patriotic  Guild are making arrangements to hold  a whist  drive   at Nicola  on   Friday,  March 24; and judging by the enthusiastic manner in which the Guild  mem  bers are attending to the necessary de  tails, the event promises to be one of  the most enjoyable and financialy  successful patriotic endeavors ever pro  moted in the Nicola Valley.  Thorough arrangements are being  made to ensure success and it is expected that patronage ot the whist drive  will be extended not only from the immediate vicinity of Nicola but from  residents for miles around.  For the conven ence of people from  Merritt and the neighborhood, arrangements will also bo made for an automobile service between Merritt and Nicola  on the evening of Mirch 24,  Mark the date in your diary Friday  March 24, 1916 at Nicola.  Vicar Takes Up  His New Duties  Rev. N. J. Thompson Conducted  Services  at Merritt and  Nicola on Sunday  Melville Baillie, who joined as a munitions worker, several months ago,  went East end missed the' boat to the  Old Country, is back in the Valley  and at present is ..visiting at Nicola.  Travelling overseas on'a transport, on  arrival in England he was not allowed  to join his company. Mr. Baillie returned to Canada and stayed for a time -in  Nova Scotia. On his return trip the  boat he was on was held up by a submarine which fired shells on the vessel  killing the captain and others of 'the  'crew.'' * Before-Hheir^Bhip'-'Jwas'C sent  under, the passengers and crew who  escaped took to small boats and floated  many miles experiencing severe privar  tions before being picked up five hundred miles from Queenstown, at the  south of Ireland. "��� .     .  The Rev. Norman J. Thompson, late  of Lynn Valley, North Vancouver,  preached his first sermons as Vicar of  Merritt and Nicola at local churches on  Sunday.  In the morning Holy Communion was  celebrated~at 8 o'clock", morning service  at 11 a.m. In the afternoon at 3.30  service was held in the Nicola Church,  while in the evening at seven-thirty  evensong was held at St. Michaels.  At Nicola, the church was well filled  and the new vicar was listened to with  very responsive attention, the sermon  being based on the text *' Faith, Hope  and Charity." Mrs. G. Lodwick presided at the organ and familiar hymns  weie sung. After the service the new  vicar was introduced to and conferred  with the congregation and steps were  taken to arrange for services in the  future and the work in general at Nicola end of the parish. Accompanied by  Churchwarden W. R. Langstaff the  vicar was abie to meet several of his  church workers at the hospitable home  of Churchwarden G. Lodwick and Mrs.  Lodwick.. t  At St. Michael's in the evening the  preacher d scourged ably on the necessity of christian love, unanimity and  unity of purpose in the promotion of the  of the church's work. The Magnificat  and Nunc Dimittis as well as the anthem " 6 Seek ye the Lord " (J. Varley  Roberts) were sung.  ' During the.week the Rev.Mr.Thompson has been busy making the acquaintance of his parishioners;" '*' -"   mT"V  Unique Feature  at Variety Concert  Presentation of Family Album���  ' Fifteen Living Portraits.  Pleasing Success  Mr.and Mrs.-H, R. Plommer, arrived  fromJVancouver'on this morning's train  and received congratulations on'" their  marriage from their many friends here.  Merritt Mercantile Company  SEEDS!      SEEDS!!      SEEDS!!!  Bought in heavy quantities last.Fall from two Seed Houses for Spring delivery have nowarrived  in fine shape.' We give"our customers the benefit of our early buying at'the low prices  ���    _-'-"'"*-\ --   -   -      '',--, ��� ���    / ���?���  ?  Y  Y  Y  Y  7  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  REN^nES  SEEDS  Brought out this year in a larger and daintier package, these seeds are up to the same  standard as in past years. -They need no  introduction. All prices regulated by the     _  seed house.  .05,  .10,  .15  per Package  FERRY'S   SEEDS  Thousands of packages, of garden seeds,  vegetable and flower, in neat lithographed  package. Strictly new stock received from  the East a few days ago. All prices regulated by the seed house.  .05, .10, .15, per Package  A COMPLETE AND HEAVY STOCK OF GRASS SEEDS  Timothy  Broom Grass  Sainfoin  LAWN GRASS SEED  Special Mixture for this District  1-lb. packages  Alfalfa Clover  Alsike Clover >  Red Mammoth Clover  t  ���I*  $ SPADES,  | FORKS,  | RAKES,  | SHOVELS,  f . :   Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t-  Y  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  SPRING CLEANING  Lime unslaked, for whitewash,  any quantity.  Whitewash Brushes,  .50    ' .75       1.00  Old Dutch Cleanser  per tjn .10  Concentrated Lye  _ .per tin .10  Brooms'all grades  Mops  ' Scrub Pails  Scrub Brushes  several styles    each   .25  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -$���  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  T  Y  T  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  The concert given under Presbyterian  Ladies Aid auspices in the K.' P. hall on  Friday night was one of the most versatile and all round entertaining events  given in the city this winter. What is  more encouraging still, the attendance  was worthy of the merit of the program  presented, every seat in the hall being  filled. As a result of the concert some  $50 has been netted for the Church  funds and well merited congratulations  go out to the Ladies Aid and the  friends gathered around them on the  excellence and variety of the program,  the other arrangements made, and on  the substantial zeturn from the endeavour.  Opening with a quartette "Bonny  Wee Thing," by Mrs. Battersty, Mrs.  H. Leitch,Hugh Leitch and J.Simpson,  this was followed by an entertaining  item in "a* song "The Angel's Serenade"  by Miss V. Lawson, to the dual aecom-  paniament of Mrs. Tutill (piano) and  Mrs. Langstaff (violin obligato). The  clever little Kennedy children having  once more shown their ability with  Highland dancing, Mr. P��rcy Boyd rendered ably "Two Eyes of Grey," and  "Just a weary'in for you." Mrs. H.  John was well received with recitations,  Mrs. J: Patton with "Down the Vale,"  while Master Douglas Tutill blew off  the safety valve of his thorax in a parody on "My little grey home in the  West.,',' Miss V. Lawson and J. L.  Butterworth were in favor by their fine  rendering of-the duet "_ Awake/^Mrs.  Tutill was,accompanist-", " '   ^  ���  The program concluded with an exhibition of fifteen living portraits in a  laughable "sketch entitled "The Family  Album." This was presented by Miss  Zella Hawe, who, in the character of  Miss Almira Pease of Hockanum, displayed her fine elocutionary powers for  some three quarters of an hour.   ,  The subtle humour of the book in its  description of the ancient family characters compelled one long laugh from  the audience who showed in no' unmis-  takeahle fashion their appreciation of  Miss Hawe's ability. The fifteen living  portraits, exhibited in turn in a stage  setting representing a large' Family  Album, and erected by and under the  supervision of Mr. P. McLean, were  enacted as follows : .  Mother Mrs. J. Paton  Father N. J. Barwick  Little " Me " Maisie Leitch  Eben, the husband  W. Cranna  The Bride  Dorothy Ransom  Twins Myrtle & Irene Kennedy  Parson Hugh Leitch  Parson's wife : Mrs. Kay  Parson's boy W. Grimes  Sister Jane Higgs ��� Mrs. Rankine  Deacon Jabez Higgs W.R. Langstaff   Sophelia-_ May_Armstrong^  Ann Eliza Miss Strachan  Village Beauty Vera Armstrong  Gran'pa Hobbs M. L. Grimmett  City Council Will Enforce Bylaw  For Collection of the Road Taxes  Raise in Salary for Chief of Police.���" What is Pool ? " was Question  Debated.���Council and Straying Cattle, Action' Taken  to Prevent Nuisance  This year all males between the ages  of twenty-one and sixty residing in the  City of Merrit for any period over two  weeks and not paying property taxes  shall be required to pay the statutoiy  road tax of two dollars per head.  Power to collect this tax is authorized  by a city bylaw which was not enforced  however last year. When last operative  the city revenue was augmented by  some $344 for the year from road taxes.  As it behoves the city authorities not to  leave untapped any possible sourse of  income to meet necessary expenditures  during the stringent times, when ord n-  ary rates and taxes are '' backward at  coming forward" the City Council, on  Monday night, decided by resolution'  moved by Aids. Cranna and McGoran  and unanimously passed, to enforce the  bylaw.  City Clerk Priest repoited that the  Police Commission had met that afternoon and recommended that the salary  of Constable J. T. Willgoose be raised,  by an amount unstated.  Mayor Jackson said the raise suggested was but right. Before Chief A  Grundy went away the city was paying  two men for police services, now Constable Willgoose was doing the work of  two men at a smaller salary.  Aid. Greig and Ransom moved that  the Constable be officially declared as  Chief of Police and that his salary be  raised from $85.00 to ?100.00. The resolution was passed unanimously.  Aid. Greig occasionedaflut'ter of delight in the breasts of the news aper  men present when he reported that no  loan be deferred to the next meeting.  The president of the hospital   having  personally   requested   the   Council   to.  again grant fiee water and light to the"  institution on the terms hitherto exis-  ing, and which calls for the free admission to the hospital of indigent patients.  Aid. Ransom moved that the grant be *  renewed.  Aid.Greig moved an amendment that  the grant be renewed, subject to the  meetings of the hospital board being  fully open to the local press.  At the invitation of the alderman,  the "News" representative intimated  that the meetings were open to the  press representatives but that there  was still on the minutes of the Board a  resolution declaring that if the names  of directors, or matteis other than ac-  actual results of the discussions, were  published the offender would be excluded from the meetings. After this explanation the amendment was withdrawn and the motion agreeing to the  grant being renewed to the hospital was,  ^passed without dissent.  Introduced as business leferred to the  present Council by the 1915 Board, the  aldermen agreed to the suggestion of  Mayor Jackson that the Board of Works  consider and report upon the applica- ,  tion of R. A. Smith for a renewal of  the right to, cultivate unimproved  streets in the Diamond Vale district.  It was resolved that the clerk write  to the secretary of the Nicola S*ock-  breeders' "Association requestlng'that  the Association arrange for a meeting  of its representatives with, the Council  less than 24 foolscap sheets would be re [to discuss  what "steps  shall be taken  GARDEN TOOLS:  TROWELS, SPRAYERS,  WEEDERS,  AU 8UHDRY 8MALL WARES  KEPT IN STOCK  GARDEN HOSE,  NOZZLES,  SPRINKLERS  Entertainment By  Canford Ladies  PRIDE   OF   MERRITT  ,.'-    .TEA  ��� Our special blend which has stood the  test of years and is growing in demand  every day. We sell more tea of this  blend then of any other blend. ALL  TEAS have increased ' enormously in  price owing to the war taxes, excessive  freight rates and scarcity of labor, but  we were able to foresee cenditions in  time to purchase heavy quantities for  cash on the old price for your protection.  Onr price remains .50 cents per lb.  i.  and���quality remains unequalled.  LENTEM SEASON  _ A Few Dainties for  -     the Table  Kippers                     '  21b.  .25  Kippered Salmon         lb'  .20  Halibut Smoked           lb.  .20  Haddie Fillet                lb.  .20  Codfish in 21b bricks ea.  .40  Salmon best Sockeye   ea-  .25  Herring in torn, sauce tin.  20  Beeti, Carrots, Turnips  assorted 8 lbs.  Cabbage  large firm heads  6 lbs.  .25  .25  Members of the Canford  branch of the local Red Cross  Society and the public in that  district generally, are working  hard to ensure success for the  St. - Patrick's entertainment  which will-be held on Saturday,  March 18, in the dining room at  the mill, commencing al 8 p. m.  Several ladies, headed by the  president of the Canford branch,  Mrs. H. C, Meeker, are working  assiduously on the arrangements  for the-evening. The program  will include musical items, a supper, games and dancing.  It is hoped that residents ol  other* parts of the Valley who  have automobiles will assist the  endeavor by taking parties ou*  to Canford that day to bestow  their patronage on the entertainment and so support the ladies ot  Canford in their efforts on behalf of the Ked Cross Society.  Admission 50 cents; ladies free.  quired to hold the revised trades license  bylaw which he was going to mtrodncs  but which was not yet" complete. Before asking permission that his notice  of motion to amend the existing bylaw  be deferred until the next meeting, he  wished to raise a point. ' He gavg his  opinion that c'ause seven of Section 270  of the Municipal Act stated���" from any  person" keeping a hotel or building  where a building table is used for hire  or profit the fee shall be not exceeding  Ten Dollars for every six months."  The position of poolrooms, the Van-  hear rooms in particular, was discussed  in its relation to the clause, after which  Solicitor Grimmett mled thatunder the  exact legal defination " pool is only a  variety of billiards," although there  was a big contrast between the two  games. On the motion of Aldermer  Greig and McGoian consideration of the  proposed amended trades license bylaw  was. left' over until the next regular  meeting of the Council.  ^Ifrwas^also^moved-by-Aldermen^Mc-^  Goran and Cranna. that the introduction  of the bylaw to authorize the setting  aside of 1916 taxes to secure the 1914  this coming season  to  prevent  range  cattle straying within the city limits.  It was  resolved,   on   the  motion  of ,  Aldermen  Cranna4 and ' Ransom,   that  tenders be iuvitecL-from the local newspapers for city hall advertising for the  current year.  By a resolution of Aldermen Ci anna  and McGoran the local representative  of the Government Telephone Service-  Mr. Royds, was granted permission to  put in new telephone "poles on Granite  Avenue, between Voght and Chapel  streets.  A batch of accounts was ordered  passed for payment when funds are  available.  Present at the meeting were, Mayor  Jackson, Aldermen A.* McGoran, G. P.  Ransom, H. Greig and W. Cranna ; Solicitor M. L. Grimmett, City Clerk H.  Priest, and Auditor Martin, of the fhm  of city auditors. The latter paid one  dollar for the honor of sitting in the  solemn conclave, a patriotic list having  been-passed roundHhetabler^He^was���  also jocularly warned by an alderman  that he may soon be liable to be "hit  up " for a road tax of two dollars.  Wedding Bells  PLOMMER  .-" QUINVILLE  At Vancouver, B. C, March 3, 1916,  the marriage of Miss Diana Alyce Quinville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis  Quinville, Mamette Lake, and Mr. Harry Reginald Plommer, pf Middlesboro,  B.C., and Vancouver, was solemnized.  Attending the interesting ceremony as  witnesses were Miss Clarissa Heffron,  in attendance on the bride, and Mr.  Oscar Plommer, brother of the bridegroom.- As stated in our issue of last  week both parties are well known  throughout the Nicola Valley. The  wedding trip was spent at various  points on the Coast, and the happy  couple will this week end take up their  residence at Middlesboro.'  Church Parade of Local Oddfellows  Brethren of the T. O. 0. F. Pittitiko  Lodge No. 13 of which Charles Mcintosh is Noble Grand, will celebrate  the anniversary of their lodge about  the end of April. Arrangements have  been made also whereby the Rev. G.  H. Kinney will conduct a special Oddfellows Anniversary Service at the  Methodist Church on Surday, April 30.  The service will follow a parade 'of  brethren of the lodge.  Hospital Ball on  Easter Monday  On the evening of Easter Monday, April 24t,h, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General Hospital will hold their annual  ball in the Armory. The decision  was made at a meeting of the  Auxiliary held on Wednesday.  At the next meeting on Tuesday, April 4., committees will be  elected lo put the necessary arrangements for the ball in hand.  Mrs. Norman Brown was elected as new member. Mrs. Shore  and Mrs. Irving were appointed  as the visiting committee for the  next three months.  It was, reported that during  the past month twelve shirts and  one operating gown were supplied by the Auxiliary to the  institution. The meeting was  well attended.  Dr. Cameron, of Princeton, passed  thru the City yesterday on his way to  Vancouver where he will take up an  appointment in the 67'th Battalion fcr  overseas service. ' c3X!  Friday. Mar. 10, 1916  THI NICODA VAliEEY NEWS.  Two  MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED HALL  In the City of Merritt  THE    K. i*.    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.  .  v. Special Rates to 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 aad Fourth 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 ln Canada.    Great  ���-trUain. United Sto'es and Foreign Countries, J2.60.  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,'Merritt, B. C.  ACCURATE REPORTS  If the other local paper would send a representative to the hospital  meetings and report what takes place and allow the public who support  th'e institution to draw their own conclusion from the published facts  they would be doing useful service for the benefit of the community.  For a newspaper that publishes a wilfully inaccurate and rambling  string of words, inspired from outside, to comment in headlines on the  actions of one director present and one newspaper represented, who  ought to know the facts, is really humorous. The "News" is not  anxious to ".rule "or ruin " the hospital and has no particular desire to  lend Dr. Tutill its " aid." The reports .of hospital meetings in this  paper have never been criticised as incorrect by the directors but on  the contrary we have been complimented for their accuracy. What  right has the Herald to throw such a slighting insinuation on the Board  to say that one man is out to " rule or ruin." We have such confidence  in the present Board that no one man ever wants to, or ever will be  allowed to "rule or ruin'' the Hospital.. The way to "ruin" an fti-  stitution in the eyes of the outside public is for a paper to catch snatches  of partisan news on the street corners instead of attending the meetings  and reporting the different business as it is transacted.  ���       ���       ���  Everyone hopes that no hindrance will be put in the way of the  gentleman who wants to cultivate the large track of land at the East  end of the city. Surely growing grain is preferable to stubble and  a- barren waste.  <��_���������  The teachers wore a happy smileahis week���checks to date: How  conflicting and " disappointing " to some people.  Meiritt District  To Provide Drum  "To the tap of thi drum use march  along  With a left and a right and a cheerful  song."  To raise thirty dollars to de-.  fray the cost of a drum for the  172'nd Regiment (Cariboo Rangers) is the object of a subscription list received by Mayor Jackson from Major Leonard, of the  regiment, and which was opened  by the mayor and aldermen by a  round-the-table subscription at  Monday's session.  Eight drums are required for  the band which will eheer the  "Fighting Cariboos" on their  overseas- *and - overland trip to  Berlin, and it is hoped that a;  further link in the co-operative  scheme by which the Cariboos  are being, organized will be  strengthened by the gift of drums  from the different sections.of the  district.  There are some twenty or more  Nieola Valley soldiers wearing  the colors of the Cariboo Rangers  and with this knowledge it is  confidently anticipated that the  people of; the Valley will respond  to the call for 'small; subscriptions, without solicitation, to ensure a Nicola Valley drum being  donated to the Cariboo Rangers  band.  Capturing All  Whist Honors  The City Council meeting called for 8 p. m. on Monday' evening did not open until forty-five  minutes after that" time, owing  to the difficulty in getting a  quorum. One alderman, Aid. H.  Greig. and both press representatives were in their places on the  stroke of eight and their solitude  was., not disturbed'nor their  punctuality ' recognized until  thirty minutes, after*'schedule  time for. starting-the''meeting.  There's a moral!  On Tuesday flight, the hospit-  [able home of Dr.-and Mrs. Tutill  was thrown open to members of  the Anglican Church choir and  their friends, to the number of  approaching thirty, when a very  pleasant evening was spent with  whist and music. The whist  winners were, ladies, first Mrs.  Tom Clark, booby, Mrs. H. S.  Cleasby; . gentlemens, George  Devonshire Snr., booby, C. F.  Hooper. At a similar whist drive  held two weeks previously at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Langstaff,-  C. E. Hooper won the first prize  and Mrs. Tom. Clarke the ladies  booby-prize.  As the precise young lady said  "one never knows what ore can  do,'does one?"  Some months ago some alterations were made to the chancel  in the church, the choir having  undertaken to provide the funds  to pay the cost of same. It was  decided that the best means,vof  carrying out their undertaking  was to hold a series of social  gatherings among themselves  andfriends, with the excellent  result that the second social of  the series accomplished the object, $26.50 being realized, that  being the cost of the material  and part of the labor. The members of the choir, with the superintendence and assistance of Mr.  Corp and Mr Tredwin, had voluntarily given their services in  completing .the work.  St. Andrews Presbyterian Church  Stonmrial Statemmt, $��tr wiiHttg iw. 31,1315  Receipts  By Contributions, Merritt District      $304.30  ' Loose cellections " 212_39  '   Subscription and Loose Collections, Nicola x 77.96  '   Manse Fund, Nicola 25.00  '   Subscription and Loose Col-  .  lections, Lower Nicola 44.95  '   St. Andrews Ladies Aid 50.00  Sunday School 25.00  Boys' & Girls' Club     30.00  '    Mission Collection (Congregation)     5.45  (Sunday School)   6.05  (Rev. J. Hyde)    10 00  V Special Collection, Jan. 1915 173.50  '   1914 arrears on Subscriptions 5.50  27.21  Cash on hand Jan. 1st, 1915  $997.31  Disbursements -  Rev. J. Hyde, salary  Rev. J. Hyde, salary, arrears 1914  City of Merritt, water and light  Mr. J. Berkley; manse rent  Mr. J. G. Warren, manse rent  Mr. D. L. Munro, coal  Voght Estate, Interest-on Mortgage;; 1913  Fencing Church Property  Nicola Valley News, printing   -  Insurance Premium  Messrs.. Pope & Small  Presbyterian. Publishing Co.  Home Mission Fund  Mr. G. B. Armstrong  Postages and War Stamps  To Balance  $600.00  75.00  39.23  90.00  24.00  5.50  70.00  14.50'  10.00  26.00'  4.90  3.50  22.00  6.70  2.20  993.53  3.78  _$9S___31_  �� Liabilities  Church Mortgage  Interest on same,-1914-15  Rev. Rowland, salary;  CanadianlBible Society  City of Merritt, taxes  $1000.00  140.00  43.00  15.50  43.92  $1242.42  SUNDAY   SCHOOL   REPORT  Receipts  Cash on hand. Jan. 1st, 1915  Receipts, 1915  29.53  121.00  $150.53  Disbursements  David C. Cook, supplies, 1916-16  Presbyterian Publishing Co, 1915  Presbyterian Publishing Co, 1916  Sunday School Times, 1915-15  Presbyterian Pub. Co.. Hymn books  X '������;;.;,,  -   .and maps ��� ���'���. 'X-  Home Mission fund        ..'->���  B. C. Sunday School Association  Donation to Bo&rd of Managers  Mr.G.B.Armstrong,Christmas Goods  Balance  BOYS' AND GIRLS' CLUB  Receipts  Cash in hand Nov. 1st, 1915  9.05  Concert Receipts  33.60  Dues  10.25  $52.90  ' i Disbursements  Donation to Board of Managers  Miscellaneous Item's  Balance  37.42  17.17  13.50  13.15  ":'-' 9.00  6.05  2.50  25.00  ;-.,   8.30  132.09  $18.44  30.00  12.30  42.30  $10.60  PHILIP  McLEAN,      -,  .  Treasurer Board of Managers  Work for Willing  Hands To Do  ihe Patriotic Guild decided', at  their weekly meeting on Monday  afternoon to send Ten Dollars of  the amount of Seventeen Dollars  proceeds from the raffle for the  collar and cuff set and the sale  of refreshments' at recent ice  carnivals, to MissC. Polly, of the  Prisoners of War Funn, Vancouver.  It was reported that $45 had  been netted from the Leap Year  Dance. A further Isrge consignment of wool for the use of mem-  bers-and friends has been ordered.  There was a good attendance  of members at the meeting' and  considerable business was transacted. The secretary was instructed to request the local press  to publicly thank all those who  ih any way assisted by their services in making the Leap Year  dance'so successful.  The-Guild officials" would- be  glad to get in touch with the  owner of raffle ticket number 99,  this being the winner of the collar and cuff set presented by  Mrs. Barwick. The set has- not  yetbeen claimedrand^he~~identi-  ty of the purchaser of the winning ticket is unknown,  Pythian Sisters  Social Event  V '  The Merritt Pythian Sisters  will celebrate the third anniversary of'their local lodge next  Thursday, March 16, when a supper and social will be given in  the K, P. Hall.  The fraternity is actively completing ' arrangements" for the  event which according to present  indications promises to be a noteworthy one.   .  Law and Order  in February  Ghief of Police Willgoose reported.to the last meeting of the City  Council that during February  there were six cases befora the  court in which fines were ordered and paid; one prisoner was  given six months as one of His  Majesty's guests. One case was  dismissed. $84.50 was received  from police court fines and costs.  The  "It's Jll 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 a friend you'll  -find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class ho'.el  of Merritt. ���        ���     '"'; ��� . .    a ���   ���  Hot and Cold  Water. *7��ooms   with Baths. 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  ***i��.��nj mra �����M^it��>M_PK_*****M_��_________-,MB__________W_-____*i  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  AT DAN- MUNRO'S OFFICE  I  Only Prime Goods  H   BEEF,   MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACON AND HAMS  FBESH-PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs, Cranberries and Jap Oranges  'Paces Lowest  Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your nexl job���no matter how small '  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  IP, O.  BOX   219,   MERRITT,   B. C:  MCLEAN&  GORP  WE HAVE PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  From A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods at Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  Quilchena Ave., 6pp. Coldwater Hotel  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  Branch organizations have a double dutv to perform.' .They are expected to do" all in their power  to increase the resources .of the common fund and  to see that soldiers'-dependents residing in'the  district under their control are not in want. In-  the first, the experience of ths past fifteen months  has shown that'they may expect the ready and  generous support pf the Canadian public. Private  individuals, business houses, societies, schools,  clubs, municipal, town and country council's are  all co-operating to provide an adequate fund for  the support of soldiers families.  SOLDIERS IN THE  AND  SUPPORT TKE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  ���} Three;  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Mar. 10, 1916  *fr*fc:,h,W^'&4,"������'5~$^"S,*3'*}M^fr">,^'"j^  f A National Watchword--    J  Employment of  Returned Soldiers  ?  ���  %  %  *  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- ���>  tions.    Interest is added twice a year. %  Ihe:  TOTAL   ASSETS ���  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $66,767,203  $5,000,000  56.439,382  BANK orTORONTO  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N. B.   ROGERS, Manager  ���*-.*&.;~>*^H~>*!.^**fr**fr*fr*-^**������>^  M.L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER.   SOLICIT06  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  j MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  ' Opposite Coldwater Hotel.  LODGES  -COURT UNITY, NO.  A. 0. F.  9205,  Meets .in K. of P.  Hall on the^fourth  Monday of every  month at 8_p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  FRANK BOND,  C. R.  J.  HUTTON,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. ii S A. HI.  A. F. Rankine  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  , Sojourning brethren.are. cordially invited to attend.  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. SO 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.  To Keep Children  Off the Streets  Mayor Jackson with G. F. Ransom and Dr. G. H. Tuttill, City  Board of Police Commissioners,  held their monthly meeting on  Monday afternoon.  ' It was decided to recommend  _tp_thejCitj_ CounciLthat the_ salary of Chief Willgoose be raised  by an amount to be decided, by  the Council.  It was resolved also that 1 p. m.  to 12 p.m. be the fixed hours  when the chief shall be on duty,  except in cases of emergency.  It was decided to instruct the  Chief of Police to take stronger  measures against persons found  drunk in the public streets.  With the idea of discouraging  tha growing practice of children  of tender years playing around  the streets at late hours, it was  resolved that steps be tsken by  the police to ensure that all  children unaccompanied by parents or guardians .shall be kept  off the streets after specific hours  9 p.m. in winter and 9.30 in the  summer months.  Coal mining rights ot the Dominion,  ln 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 years  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 ln person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in whicli  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee .of $ 5, which -will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise.^ A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a  year.  The lease will Include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at tbe rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full Information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, oi  to any Agent or' Sub-Agent of Domin  ion Lands.  W. W. COR^.  Deputy Minister of the Interior,  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   of  this advertisement will not be palf  for.���58782. |  s -   ���> A  Palace Bakery J  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc- &  Hot Pies every Saturday,   t.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor $  v  *****-J_��***H��<**-K^'***5-*5*-H*^**!*'**5'  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  ���As the Sewing Seaton i* approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer'* 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 store,Granite  Avenue.7';  LENTEN  SERVICES  ��lr. William Field, of Calgary,  who is well known as an extensive buyer of horses from this  section, is in the City again, registered at the.Coldwater-HStel.  Provincial Constable Walter  Bell left on Tuesday's morning  traift for Vancouver where he  will: spend a few days before  leaving for_Victora where he will  attend to" business connected  with his official duties.''  The Lenten services at St.  Michaels church are as follows:  Sunday March 12, first Sunday  in Lent. Holy Communion at  8 a.m., Evensong and Sermon  at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday March  15, and every Wednesday during  Lent, short Evensong and Sermon at 8 p.m. Friday March 17,  Holy Communionat 9 a.m., with  special prayer for the war.  Nicola-church.- Sunday, March  12, Matins and Holy Communion at il a.m. ,        >  The second lecture by Dr.  Tutill to the St. John Ambulance  Association members, on first aid  work, was given last Sunday  evening in the City Hall. There  was a satisfactory attendance,  including several members who  have already passed through the  first year course this winter,  Although Ex-Mayor Walters  some time ago called a meeting  of the citizens to decide upon  what steps should be taken to  provide for the needs of returned  soldiers he, unfortunately, received little support and no plans  were made. A3 a result there is  no official and responsible public  body elected locaHy to take up  this most important matter.  Most districts in B. C. have  their local committees of the  Provincial . Returned Soldiers  Commission, whose headquarters  are at Victoria, but in the Nicola  Valley there is nosuh committee  to which a soldier returning from  the front can turn for advice and  assistance in gaining his desire  to return to civilian life in jobs  suitable to his qualifications- and  physical condition.  There seems, therefore to be  an urgent need of definite steps  being taken, and now,- only this  week an enquiry came through  to the Government Office at  Nicola intimating that a lumber  mill would commence extensive  operations shortly at Golden B.C.  and that particulars would be  welcomed - from any returned  soldiers who desired work in that  line.  When a returned soldier passes  through the Discharge Depot he  is to be given a card of identification to the Secretary of the  local Committte nearest his destination. At the same'time the  central ofiice is advised ' by telegram of his leaving for the Province. This office in turn,  a dvises by telegram the' Secretary of the local committee to  which he has been given a card,  and also forward him a copy of  the man's report which is supplied from the Eischarge Depot.  Information cards referring to  the different classes of returned  me,n have been supplied to ..the  various "committees from the  central office.  When a man reports to a local  committee the particulars of his  case should beTfilled in" on one  of these and the card mailed  immediately .to us. These cards  are arranged to cover the cases  of the men in the .different  classes as follows:  Class 1���Able-bodied���is capable of work and if emp'oyment  can be found for him by his local  committee his case,is pretty well  disposed of. If employment is  not available and central office  are so advised, they will endeavour to find an opening for him.  Class 2���Convalescent���Provision is made for these men at the  Convalescent Home and they are  under the ' jurisdiction of the  Military Medical Department.  Class^-Permanently Disabled  ���Many-of-the-men-in-this-class  who are unable to follow their  former occupation will be able to  work again if they receive some  technical training which will fit  them to take up new forms of  employment. Their wishes in  this regard should be ascertained  and the information given us.  Plans.are under way for the provision of such training to be  given free of charge to those  men expressing a desire for  same.  Class 4���Incurable invalids who  will be unable to do anything for  themselves. Hospital accommodation for these cases will be provided by the Military Hospitals  Hockey Matches  At the Rink  Local hockey enthusiasts luckily managed to get in three matches during the past week, the  last, on Tuesday night, being  played simultaneously with the  arrival of the warm Chinook  breezes.  On Saturday the younger element of hockey fans rooted their  throats raw when (he .high  School aggregation defeated the  Cubs by the odd goal in nine,  after a fast, close, and evenly  contested game with little advantage showing up on either  side. The 5-4 score was a fair  reflex of the play enjoyed by the  good crowd present on the stands  The ice was in fine condition.  "Doc" Gillis was referee.  On Monday night, Middlesboro  and Merritt Merchants got to  grips again, the former winning  by, six goals to four. The first  two periods showed the teams on  the level, the play being more or  less even' little superiority showing on either side. In the last  period the boys from the hill put  on special pressure and hy dashing play notched a couple-of  goals after strong individual and  combined work. ��� The Merchants  waned as the game proceeded,  unable as they were to keep up  the pace set by the boys from  the mine.   Dr. Gillis refered.  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By publishing correspondence  it does not mean that we agree or disagree with  the contents. . In all cares the persons signature  must accompany correspondence���not necessarily  for publication.   Ed.  I notice in your paper of last  week that it was reported that  at the last meeting of directors  of the hospital the matron, Miss  Leitch, took objection to a director referring to "the rapidity  with which the members of the  staff had been quitting, Miss  Leitch stating thatin every case  in... reference���, the".. .Board, had  ordered the resignations" This  statement suggests that" my  resignation is one referred to.  To this I take strong exception.  The ;Board did not order, my  resignation and I wish the public  in general to clearly understand  that my let ter of resignation was  purely voluntary.  Will you please favor me by  giving this statement prominence  thanking you fn anticipation for  the space,  : Yours etc.,-  I. L. REED.  Merritt, B. C.  March 4th, 1916.  Commission.  The young ladies of the Presbyterian church will hold a "Tip-  erary Tea" in the Walters' Block  on Saturday, March 18th from  7 to 10 p.m.  The Rev. Geo. Kinney, of thc  Methodist Church, has consented  to give his well known lecture  on his mountaineering experiences in the Rockies and elsewhere." The lecture which 7wi 1  be illustrated will be given durinp  the next month.  To the Editor,  Nicola Valley News  Reading your issue of March 3,  I read with some surprise the  statement made by the matron,  Miss Leitch, concerning'the resignations of the former nursing  staff. I suppose that is what  she refers"to~The"board"did not  order the resignations, and the  enclosed letter from the board of  directors to my "daughter will  certify her statement as untrue.  My daughter was ill, and'the  matron informed her she was not  fit for duty for two months. She  requested leave of absence for  one month.' The matron and Dr.  Lamont refused to grant it, and  there was no other course but  for her to resign. I may say the  gentlemen on the board treated  my daughter with every consideration and kindness.  Hoping, you will find space to  publish this, statement also the  letter from the board of directors.  Yours etc..  Mrs. S.Steffens.  Mame<t. Lake Read  March 8, 1916.  January 21, 1916  Dear Miss Steffens  Re your resignation.  The following motion has been  passed by the board "It is the  wish of the Directors assembled  to enquire if you would care to  interview one or two Directors  or the full Roard to hear anything you might have to say in  reference to your resignation.  Yours truly  v: A. R. Carrington  ; ;.,.���'., ���;.������- Secretary  P.'.'-S.   An answer is requested  forthwith.  CHEER UP!  Spring will soon be here. But  don't forget to bring me your  Clothes early so as to avoid the  Spring Cleaning  Rush  'WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mra.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  If you are thinking of getting a  New  Spring Suit  Call round and inspect the values  1 have to offer and you will certainly leave your Suit  ' v   money with me.  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  A high clai* hotel with reaionable rate*  centrally located���ten minute* from C.  P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK!  Write ahead for reservations.  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade  Bicyclei3ttedn.ithA'o/&rCAa/n,  JVttv Depatture or Hercules  Coaster Brake and Hvbs, Detachable Tires, high grade equipment, including Mud- .|)nr��  guards,Piimp.&Tools *ILW  ^FREE I916 Cataloguer  60 pages of Bicycles, Sundries  andJiefairAfa/ertal. You can  buy your supplies from us at  .Wholesale Prices.     o  T. W.BOYD 4 SON,-  27 Notre Dame Si. West.Montreal.  To Saint Jeanne D'arc  Poem composed and written in the trenches by a Nicola  Boy of the Princess Patricias  Maid of Orleans ! who, when France lay a-bleeding  Hopeless, and crushed by the weight of our sword,  Heard her great voice for deliverance pleading  Answered the cail in the name of the Lord,  Flung out your standard that true men might rally,  Fired every soul with the flame in your breast,  Smote us and drove us from town and from valley,  Triumphed and suffered and passed to your rest.  Soldier and Saint and sublime martyr-maiden  Look from your tomb, see your conquest complete!  ���England and-France-with distress-overladen,  Pray for your help, where they join at your feet.  Greatly wewronged you ; (for little we knew you)  Vile was the vengeance of tyrannous pride ;.  See now the soldiers whose forefathers slew you  Sworn to the cause for whose glory you died !  Christ-like in sanctity ! you have forgiven us  Yet for our infamy penance was due :  England's best sons (have our sufferings shiven us ?)  Face fiery torment for France and for you :  Heart of great pity that throbbed with compassion  O'er France's griefs, yet would.fain spare the .foe,  Bid us remember our hearts evil fashion  Ere we had learned what you first made us know.  Long bow of England, nor long-ranging rifle  Genius of Harry nor cunning of Krupp,  Dungeon nor torture nor gibbet can stifle  Souls of the nation that Christward look up !  Well have we learned what our foes now are learning ;  Grimly we grapple with tyranny's greed,  Still we shall strive coward compromise spurning  TilLthe wronged nations of Europe are freed!  When on the blackest of black nights of history  Two beaten armies were rallied agairj,  Charged hopeless odds, and, (unsearchable mystery)  Swept the Hun horde from the Marne to the Aisne,  Dying eyes saw you, with free standard streaming  On your white horse, leading down towards earth  Patriot���martyrs in battle���ranks gleaming  Wallace and Winkelbried gripping your girth !  Bitter and long shows the strife yet before us,  Stubborn and cruel and crafty the foe ;  Yet, with your presence still hovering o'er us,  Could our most faint think of faltering ? No!  Pledged to your service, we hie to the trenches,  ,    Guide us we pray, with your conquering hand,  Horrors await us ; yet which of us blenches,  Sure of a place in your glorious band ! Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Mar. 10, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Che House of <Z%Ceril in  MERRITT, - - B.C.  I  We hade 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.  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 fair prices  J. L DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  s    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  The Epworth League will meet  as usual next Monday. Mrs. W.  Fairley wilt open the subject of  "The Holy Spirit."  During the absence of Constable W. Bell at the Coast Sam  Jackson will act as Provincial  Constable for the district.  Pte. Andy Garcia,- who joined  the Cariboo Rangers a short time  -agoHs=in=the=city-on4eave=of=ab-  sence.      ���**  ��� The Young People connected  with the Methodist Church are  arranging to hold a Basket  Social on Wednesday March 22,  1916.  C. J. Loewen, of Lazy L Ranch  Mammette Lake, arrived in the  City on Wednesday to meet City  Hall official.*! respecting the proposal to have an independent assessment of City property made  this year.  Owing to the indisposion of  Miss Thompson and Miss Lawton  of the teaching staff at the City  schools, Mrs, Gemmill and Mrs.  Willgoose, both ex-teachers, respectively performed substitute  work during the past week.  To date, four residents of Merritt and who'suppose themselves  citizens of the country, have refused to donate one brown cent  to the local Patriotic Fund which  ensures that, while Nicola Valley  soldiers are facing death daily in  the trenches for their protection,  the wives of these Nicola Valley  soldiers shall be adequately supported.  What We Hear  That several residents in the  neighborhood of Coutlee Ave.,  intend make iig application for  the provision of a railway  crossing at the Avenue���K.V.R  intersection.  That to enable Noah Boyden to  get to the Nicola Lake before  '.?Mr. Trout" is awake,  this  " well known local fisherman has  purchased an auto. Billy Fair-  ley look to your laurels.  That quite a few residents in this  city and vicinity contemplate  joining the ranks of motor en  - thusiasts during the next few  months.  That most right thinking Liberals and Conservatives in the  Vallev are united in condemning the person who used the  columns of a Vancouver paper  <=' to attack without reason government officials in this district.  That reports of the likelihood of  a smelter being erected in the  Nicola Valley at a not far distant date are interesting from  the fact that in two instances,  at least, the despatches have  emanated directly from Seattle  and Spokane.  That few residents of the Nicola  Valley regret the advent of the  Chinook wind at the beginning  of the week.  That this great natural element  swept away the snow quickar  than an army of men with  -shovels could do.  That Mr. Common, of the Rex  Theatre, is a strong believer in  the saying that "it is an ill  wind that blows nobody any  good," and   That Wm. Schmock, of the ice  rink, was a firm believer in  Foster's weather prophecies  until the " Chinook " came and  moistened his ice.  That "Bob" Clark, of Nicola,  figures on bringing back with,  him from -Ontario. .some_ fine  pedigree breeding cattle, which  will be valuable additions to  his splendid herds.  That strong protests have been  made lately against the frequency with which K. V. R.  cars are left for considerable  periods at the Garcia street  intersection, to the. great inconvenience of the public who  daily use the crossing.  That Alaric and Hayes expect tp  open up their logging camp at  Coldwater Valley shortly for  the season.  That work will be available for  some fifty men, and that owing  to the conditions raised by the  war it may not be easy to get  them in the Valley.  That the logging camp people  expect to be very busy getting  out pine for Canford mills  which are likely to have a -record cut this year.  That acting on instructions received, Chief Willgoose this  week took samples of whisky  on sale at thf- hotel bars in the  City. He carried the samples  away in bottles, of course.  Enquiry for  Smelter Site  Mayor Jackson this week received through the medium of a  local prospector an enquiry from  a party in the States who is seeking information as to whether  sites are available in Merritt  suitable for a smelter.  -The Mayor has sent through  some general information as to  locations and advising the enquiring party to. visit the City  and look over conditions for himself.  On Tuesday night, in the return game between the High  School and the Cubs, the former  seven won by 4-3. There was  plenty of water on the ice during  this game owing to the mildness  in the weather occasioned by the  Chinook wind.  The Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian  Church wish to thank all who assisted  in the program and helped to make  their concert on March 3, a conspicuous  success. ;  Keep in mind the St. Patrick's Day  concert to be given at the Rex Theatre  next Friday evening when the three  actocomedy " Just for Fun''' will be  ���taged. Those who will take part have  been rehearsing for many, weeks past  and will do justice to. this applause  compelling, tare dispelling comedy.  A treat is in store for all patrons of the  entertainment.  Fishing Season  Will Open Soon  The local fishing season opens  on Sunday March 26, when Nicola  Lake and neighboring trout  streams and rivers will again be  the mecca of the devotees of the  "rod and line.  Since ihe passing of the zero  to more normal winter weather,  followed this week by warm  Chinook winds, the ice bound  lake at isicola and rivers in the  district have been and are being  gradually transformed from icy  tracts to moving water. Owing  to the severity of the winter,  with the unusually lew temperature and considerable snow, it  is not likely that the enthusiasts'  of Isaac Walton's art will take  to the water before towards the  end of April. ���   -  President R. Whittaker, of the  Nicola Farmers Institute, left  Lower Nicola on Saturday for  Victora to attend as local delegate the annual convention of  Farmers Institutes of B. C. held  this week.  Benjamin Lindley has signed  attestation papers with Sergt.  Leitch, and will leave tomorrow  for Kamloops to join the Cariboo  Rangers.  Copper has risen 12 cents per  lb during the past 12 months.  Quality-Purity-Price j  Three Necessary Essentials always  Vindicated at our Store ���!'  Crisco, Try it for your Cakes  Butter " - .    .  Lunch Tongue  Minced Clams, Choice pack  Sardines  Ginger Snaps  Fancy Tea Biscuits  Large Seeded Ra>sins .  Figs, Large Clean Fruit  Cocoa  Oatmeal  Rolled Oats  Wheat Flakes  Fairy Soap,  Oatmeal-Soap'  Palm Olive Soap  Onions'  Bran, 100-lbs. $1.50, Shorts,  Oats, 100-lbs. 1.7S, Wheat,  per tin .331  per lb. .40  per tin .23  2 tins for .25  2 tins .25  -'   per lb. .10  per pkt. .10  2 pkts. .25  -  per lb. .15  per tin .20  10-lbs. .50  8-lbs. .45  per pkt. .40  2 cakes for. 18  8 cakes for .25  2 "cakes for .25  6-lbs. .25  100-lbs. $1.60  100-lbs. $2.00  ��EE^OKR^^INDOW  FOR  CLEARING LINES IN  SPECIAL  BARGAINS   t  I  THE  MMRHT  ^������������������^���2**j��.*����j������j��t��#����^ <M^^-^��^��^^.^^.^*^4**-*^-^��^{����^^^*^^**��^^^^��  The "News" for Paying Ads.  MEET ME AT THE CLUB  The Merritt Recreation Club  formerly the Hub Billiard and Pool Hall is now  . open under new management.. The reading and  writing room is well supplied with magazines,  writing material and all the leading newspapers.  The management extend to all who care to make  the Club their headquarters a hearty welcome.  MEET ME AT  THE  CLUB  .-..;..;..^.%.;..;..;..X,.H..%^.*~*��X..X.^  ���J*  + m SW   Tt    TtYb*, T V^ Vl_ "-H 7 %  :_  MILLINERY  _You will find a nice selection of  %  ���tlk,!nttlx  nnh Panama If ata  -    And a beautiful collection of |;  ijattfc-maib? Mmnz & Stealer Untmte |  ���  *  AT   THE  ROSE MARCHE  t  HATS   TRIMMED to  each individuals .taste at PRICES  $  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL. |  ."CVie Quality goes IN before^  the Name goes ON���that's  A   LECKIE 'SHOE  Demand LECKIE Shoes  ���See that you get the genuine  At  Leading   .  Shoe Stores  �� ECKIE SHOES are made in Western Canada's  -*-*-1 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  conditions of Western Canada��� to give absolute comfort and satisfaction.  cCAe   name  LECKIE  is  plainly  stamped^ on every  ; pair -     ���  Do not accept substitutes.    Every penny you pay  - for LECKIE  Shoes is for SHOES-not- for-7duty.  Besides getting most for-your money you-do your  part in keeping Canadian money at home���when you  wear LECKIE'S.    -    - -  - ' - ���*���   ''.  "Built for Wear, Style and Comfort"  For the latest New York styles  n millinery visit the Rose Marche  J.-E.-W. Whiting, and wife of  Ashcroft, registered at'the Cold-  water Hotel on Tuesday.  J. and F. W. Steffens. of  -Uamette Lake,- were week end  visitors in the City.  E. J. Rhodes, of Canford, was  a guest at the Coldvyater' Hotel  last week end.  MrsT H. Tredwin and son, also  Mrs. Sadler were visitors to  Lower Nicola on Tuesday. -  Pte. Tom. Watt, of the Cariboo Rangers, left on Tuesday for  Kamloops, after spending leave  of absence' in the City.  Mrs. E. Wallace left on Tuesday's train for Vernon, to join  her husband, who is in the 30th  B. C. Horse (Home Defence). *  ~ The subject of Rev. J: Hyde's  sermon for ntxt'Sunday will he  ."TheJVfotherhood of Jesus."  Interesting to all Presbyterians  in the Valley is the-financial  statement printed -in another  column.  Mr. T- J. Cowin, of the Aberdeen Mining,Syndicate,  was a  passenger on Tuesday morning's  train leaving on a business trip -  to Seattle.  The directors  of  the" Nicola  Valley   General. Hospital    will  meet in regular monthly session'  on Monday evening next at eight  o'clock.    "    -  Mr. and Mrs. W. Cartwright  and family returned to Merritt  on Saturday after spending a few  months at Princeton.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Isitt and  family have returned to Merritt  from Princeton where they< were  residing for some months past.  ****h*^��>*-w-m***-*->-:��x��*��:��--:---:"M~  ��  The forward Adult Bible Class  of the Methodist -Church meets  everySunday"afternoon_at~2.30._  The service is made brief, bright  and breezy.  Mrs. M. L. Grimmett left on  yesterday's morning train, for  Vancouver where she will spend  a short vacation-  The Nicola Patriotic Guild desire to extend .their thanks to  Messrs Marquart and Neale for  their kindness in donating the  proceeds of the recent whist  diive to the Guild. ..  ^������x~x��^*"��*-X'*��h****->****-:->*  *  ���5*  i  t  ST. PATRICKS DAY, MARCH 17.  The 'Allar Society of the Catholic Church  wil! hold their' -";  ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT  On the above date   , - *  in the rex theatre.  >.  64  A Side-Splitting Comedy:  Just for .Fun."  [In Three Acts] will be given, the Actsv will be  interspersed with Instrumental Music  ADMISSION: ADULTS���.50, .25, CHILDREN .15  To Commence at 8 o'clock.   &


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