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 THE   HOME  PAPER    POR    THE    CITY    OP    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6.' No. 22  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   APRIL  21,  1916  Price 5 Cei..s  J. W. Langley Has Narrow Escape!���City Council and the Tax Sale  Large and Appreciative Assembly at " The Crucifixion/'  Popular Rancher's  Narrow Escape  It was reported this morning that  Mr. Langley successfully underwent  an opperation yesterday and last  nignjt paased a fairly comfortable  night, considered satisfactory by  those in attendance on him.  More Cattle for  Rancher Cleasby  Ccal is Used at the  Standard Oil Plant  For the fifth time in his young life J.  W. Langley,  of Canford, one of  the  Nicola Valley's most respected and pro.  gressive   ranchers   on  Tuesday   came  near to meeting a tragic end  when he  was badly wounded  about   the  head  through being kicked by a horse which  he-was breaking in at his ranch.   The  young horse, which luckily for its master was not wearing shoes,   was  going  around on the lines when it suddenly  kicked out,   striking  Mr.   Langley on  the forehead, with its  both  hind feet  breaking a bone  above  the  rose and  causing other injuries. Weakening quickly fram loss of blood medical  aid was  summoned and Dr. Gillis hurried in his  .'car to  Canford.   After "rendering  all  attention - possible    the  unfortunate  .rancher was carried aboard  the  train  due at Merritt at  seven   o'clock,  the  ' train being specially   stopped   at the  ranch. ,.  On arrival here he was moved to the  hospital where he' was attended by  Doctors Gillis and Tutill.  Among Mr. Langley's other narrow  escapes was his terrible experience as  a passenger on the ill fated Empress of  Ireland when he escaped through a  porthole as the liner sank to the bed of  the St. Lawrence; he was once'badly  injured in a motor cycling accident,  and while, resident in Ireland was twice  shot at during the' heat of a religious  agitation in his native county.  The Nicola Valley News ~joins with  many other friends of" Mr. an'd Mrs.  Langlejr in conveying" its sympathy  with Mr: Langley in .his1 painful accident and hopes for, him an early re-  . coyery from his wounds.  - Mrs, Langley is residing at the hospital for.the present.  Car of Cattle Delivered at Coutlee Ranch from Salmon  Arm  On his return from his trip to  the Coast Mr. H. S. Cleasby, the  well known Nicola Valley stockbreeder, of Coutlee, visited Salmon Arm where he purchased a  car of twenty-seven beef cattle  from E. A. Palmer and Co, and  which have been delivered to his  ranch to further improve his already fine herds.  Mr. M. Olson expects to purchase a quantity of cattle from  the same firm and left for Salmon Arm this week with tha<  purpose in view.  While in Salmon Arm, , Mr.  Cleasby renewed acquaintance  with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Richards and Mr. and Mrs. Frank  Slough formerly of this district,  who enquired after their many  friends here.  Coal   Used   to   Obtain   Steam  Power at Their Famous  Refinery  Oratorio Was Proposed Loan on Taxes Led fo an  Brilliant Success  Easter Holidays  At the Postoffice  Good Friday's mail, will be distributed on arrival and the wicket open one hour only, 9 a.m." to  10 a.m: ~  Saturdayrwicket-open-10-a.'rfl'-:  to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to. 4 p.m  Mails despatched as usual.   ���  Easter Monday': mail will' be  distributed' on arrival and the  wicket open"9.30a.m.1 to 10.30 a.m.  In the current issue of the American  magazine."Power" is a well illustrated  article descriptive of the plant at thc  Standard Oil Company's huge operations at Whiting, Indiana, wheie the  refinery turns out the immense quantity  of forty thousand gallons of crude oil  daily besides many kinds of bi-products  Of compelling interest to all connected  in any way with the prosperity of the  coal mining industry and the protect  ion and widening'of its markets, is the  portion of the article dealing with the  furnishing of power for the plant.  Remarkable as it seems to those unacquainted with the actual conditions  in the famous Indiana oil centre, is the  information that in connection with the  hugh plant are two separate plants,  .respectively of 3000 and 6000 h.p. cap  acity, whose steam power is derived  from O'gara and mine run coal of some  12.000 B.T.U. This is about equivalent  ty the standard of coal at Middlesboro  mine here. (  By an unique and "slick" system of  engineering construction the coal is  conveyed direct from the railroad cars  along conveyors to an elevation, passes  through hoppers and into the furnaces,  beneath which are empty cars continually being filled with ashes for remov-  al elsewhere. By the marvellous system the plant eats up its thousands of  tons of coal fuel without the assistance  of scarcely a human hand.  For the greatest oil producers in thc  ���world to resort to coal fuel is surely an  indicBtion-'tha1r����ith-.the---increa8ed^-use.  of crude oil as fuel and the rapid prospective diminution of oil supplies  throughout the world the "best brains"  of the great oil combine are convinced  that crude oil'is too'valuable to be used  up for power purposes when there is so  limitlessa market for its bi-products.  " The Crucifixion" Created Deep  Impression to Appreciative  Congregation  I Merritt Mercantile Company I  That the musical people of the Nic-  ola^Valley can achieve creditable attain  ments when given an opportunity of The total assessment for the City of  demonstrating their talents, especially Merritt for 1916, as returned by Assessor Loewen, an independent assessor,is  $706,248 on land and $620,913 on improvements, against, respectively,  $715,798 and $622,753 last year. This  shows a reduction of but $11,390 on the  total 1915 assessment, a reduction of  $9,550 on land and $1,840 on improvements.  This reduction is considered neglig-  able as regards its effect on the taxation to be imposed when the. assessment has been revised and the tax rate  is struck.  Whether the City Council will or will  not hold a tax'sale this year has yet to  be decided. A decision will likely be  reached at the next meeting of the  Council two weeks hence.  It w s'decided that the Conrt-of Revision for the assessment roll be he'd  at the City^Hall on^Monday May 29th,  at 10 a.m. On the motion of Aldermen  Cranna and McGoran, the Court of Revision will consist of Mayor Jackson,  Aldermen McGoran, Ewart, Ransom  and Greig,  At the regular bi-monthly meeting  of the Council held on Monday night  the Aldermen' informally expressed  themselves as of the opinion that a tax  sale would be a necessity for the reason  that such had been postponed for the  past couple of years and that the time  now had arrived when in the best financial interests ��f'the"Cfty"they"should  take stock of the large amount of ac-'  cumulated and "undetermined assets,  in tax arrears, on their books. " '���  In the sentiment of the old comic'  song'Alderman McGoran felt that uri-  Interesting Debate at Council Meeting  Assessment Figures Announced.���No Appreciable Difference to That  of Last Year.���Court of Revision to be Held May 29th. '  Tax Sale Not Yet Decided  in the vocal line, was demonstrated on  Wednesday evening, when a choir ot  thirty-five voices drawn from local  choirs, gave a rendering of the difficult  oratorio ������ The Crucifixion, " by Sir  John Stainer, at St. Michaels Church.  Considering that'this classical composition presents many very difficult  passages in recitative, solo and chorus,  and that to the majority of the choir  the rendition of an oratorio was a new  experience it can be truthfully said  that the interpretation given on Wednesday was remarkably successful.  Over 300 people were present, representative of all parts of the Valley,  and it was necessary to fill the aisles  with seats, the church being packed to  the doors.  , Too much credit cannot be sincerely  tendered to Mr. C. F. Hooper, who organized, and has conducted the choir  in the work of rehearsing the oratorio  for the past couple of, months. The  feeling of the members was given  spontaneous expression at the close of  the'performance when Mr. Hooper was  heartily thanked for, his indefatigable  vefforts"in preparing the choir for the  rendering, Mr. Grimmett voicing the  feeling of all.  Mrs. G. Nichols and the' Rev.  N. J.  Thompson ably presided at the organs,  two organs being used to take full ad-  Varitige of the-impressive instrumental  accompaniament aet to the work, the  organ ..from "��� the Presbyterian Church  being kindly lent for the occasion.  1 Written, for tenor and bass solos and  full and semi-chpruses ^'The _ Crucifix- j  ion" is a musical description of .')The  Agony" of the last hours of Christ upon earth.   The solos and choruses generally were contributed with .fine expression and 'soulful feeling,  and the  majestic impressiveness of the sacred  work was brought out to such  an ex-  | Bank of Toronto could offer better  terms. The other bank was practically  dictating to them to hold a tax sale  Continuing, he felt the holding of a t.ix  sale under present condilions would be  disastrous and w^uld damage Ibe credii  of the city should they wMi lo fl.jat  bonds in the futuie.  Mayor Jackson : Are we to holda tax  sale or are'we not is the leal question?  A motion will be in older. What d.i ihe  other aldermen tli'nk about it ?  Aid. Ewart : We have now ;���<_"- ���< i ��ii  the sale for a couple of \ears. While  none of us like holding tax sal^s, they  have to come sooner or later.  Aid. Cranna as a member of the finance committee concuned in the views  expressed by his chairm n.  Aid. Jackson: Tbe longer we postpone  it the worse it will be for the owners  themselves. If people don't pay up  two years arrears', how can we expect  them to pay taxes when th^ee years  behind. At this stage it should be stated there was no seconder of the motion of Aid. Greig that the Bank^of  Toronto be interviewed iti the matter_  of financing on the strength of the outstanding taxes, arid Mayor Jackson calling without effect for a motion for or  against a tax sale being held, it was  eventually moved on the motion of Aid.  ermen McGoran and Ewart that the  decision be deferred until the next  meeting. ' Eventually, af ter^more discussion, on the motion~of 'Aids: Greig ���  and Cranna the finance committee were  requested to interview the Bank of  Toronto regarding the loan required  against taxes and arrears, and to re-,  port'at the next regular meeting.    In ���  i  ���i  'T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  tN  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y.  .Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���>  CHILDREN'S ���'  EASTER BONNETS  Children! Straw Hats  .    .35 to 1.50  Infants Wash Hats  .30 to 1.50  Infants White Silk Hats  .50 to 1.50  Infants Bonnets                 ''  -" ~-      all prices  AU patterns are of the latest styles  ,  ���t  I  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -We carry-a full-line of MenYFittings;including Underwear.-Socks,-Ties,Gollars.Shoes,-etciretc.�����  SPECIAL:  SHIRTS An extra complete range .75 to 2.00 each  NEW LINE OF  HOUSE FURNISHINGS  Wicker Chairs and Rockers  Childrens Reed Rockers  Botan Rugs,, - assorted shades 1.25  Bath Mats, , each   .35  MEN'S OUTTITTINGS  use Royal Household Flour por results  Field Seeds  AH kinds of Government tested seeds at  prices  lowest  Garden Seeds  Oar assortment is complete and genuine  stock.  .   6 pkgs. for       .25  fresh  Rhubarb, California, Saturday Special,   3 lb. .25  Apples,  red firm fruit  per box -  2.50  Onions,  ,'   prr lb".  .05  Potatoes  i  per sack  1.25  Lemons  \per doz.  .'35  Oranges  _.  per  doz.    .30   .35  .40  Marmalade Oranges  per doz.  .40  Cheese,   Finest Canadian              per lb. .30  Coffee,   Braids best or Seal brand    lb. .50  Coffee,   'Western special     5 lb. tin each 2.00  Tea, Pride, of Merritt                   per lb. .50  Dates,     ' fresh                                pkg. .15  Salt-Pork   Dry                            per lb. .23  Try our " MERCO "  Brand,   every   Egg  Guaranteed  EASTER EGGS  Collected  Ranches  from   Local  doz. .35  STORE   CLOSED   OjST   GOOD   FRIDAY  :<M>>0*T<M>1^I<M>I<M*M>I^T^^  T^-r^-w^w4frv^-r^r-r^ne^r^rv^w^rw^rw^f w^i  ^^^^���^���������������������J1  T  Y  Y  Y  f  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  >���������������������  tent as to compel the earnest and reverent attention of the large and appreciative congregation throughout.  The difficult and unaccompanied quartette- "God So Loved the World" by  Miss'.V. .Lawson, soprano; Mrs. H.  Leitch', alto; E. B. Mayon, tenor; and  J. L. Butterworth, bass; was a feature  greatly admired  The soloists were, soprano Miss V.  Lawson; alto Mrs. H. Leitch, tenors E.  B. Mayon and E. R.Williams; basses J.  L. Butterwjorth and E.'W. Rhodes.  The rendition opened>and closed with  prayers by thc Rev. N. Thompson and  the National Anthem. A prayer was  offered "For our men at the front and  on Active Service."  An offertory was talten in behalf of  _the_Canadian Patriotic Fund.       The following persons constituted the  choir : Sopranos���Mrs. Archibald, Miss  Bresnik, Miss Bond, Mrs. T. Clark,  Mrs. Dobie, Mrs. Gay, Mrs. Hooper,  Mrs. Kay, Miss Lawson, Mrs. Limb,  Mrs. Paton, Mrs. Ransom, Miss Stephenson, Mrs. Willgoose.  Contraltos��� Mrs. Common, Mrs.  Grimmett, Miss Hawe, Mrs. H. Johns,  Mrs. H. Leitch, Mrs. Langstaff, Miss  Ransom, Miss Sherwood, Miss Staton.  Tenorsi-M, L, Grimmett, H. Leitch,  E. B. Mayon, H. Piiest, J. Staton, G.  H. Tutill, E. R. Williams.  Bassos���J. L. Butterworth, E. C.  Beil, R. Jackson, J. Leitch, E. W.  Rhodis.  til itisdpne."We,dunnowhereweare."Jseconding the  motion  of .Aid.   Greig,  The tax sale discussion arose.on %the " ���  reading of the recommendation of 'the  finance committee that an arrangement  be made with the Bank" of Montreal  under which J9J6 taxes and all arrears,  excepting 1915 and 1916 school - taxes,  be signed over to the  bank,   the  bank  on this security to advance $16,670���  the full borrowing'capacity allowed under section 134 of the Municipal Act���  the bank  stipulating as' a  condition  of the agreement that a tax sale be  held this year.  The taxes made over to the bank will  also cover the $7,000 unpaid balance of  the 1914 loan.  Aid. McGoran, chairman of the Finance committee, said theclosingof the  agreement would mean centralising all  the civic liabilities to the bank instead  of as now to a number of creditors,  while the tax sale, if held, would likely  cover the loan.  Aid. Greig felt that as the Council  was there to get the best terms possible  for the public he advised seeing if_the_  which was passed, Aid. Cranna, said he  would, r&tber^have' seen,, some 'other.  Alderman'second the motion, as he was  a member of the finance committee.  By a resolution in the names of Aldermen Cranna and Greig, Aid rtnan  McGoran, as chairman of \\w finiuw"  committee, was given pfrmi-siori fo  give notice of his intention to intiodnce  a bylaw to borrow $16,670 under section  134 of the Municipal Act, in anticipat-  ���on of current revenue.  1 It was decided that the Council have  th<> Fire Hall roof repaired, where  necessary.  The sanitary committee were deputed  to consider a sagges?tion by--Mayor  Jackson thitthe city empty the sceptic  tank at the hospital free of charge.  The board of works were given power  to act in attending to the cumplaint of  Del King, manager of the Garcia estate  ranch, respecting the alleged nuisance  of people throwing refuse into the irri-  gation_ditch at the_pi operty   Government Road  Gangs Commence  V>-  Nicola War Hero  Home Again  Private R. M. Bond, of Nicola  who has been serving with the  2nd C.M.R.'8 at the front arrived home last week end. He came  through, from Esquimalt where  he reported and was given his  discharge the soldier having suf-  feied injuries occasioned by the  fall   of a  wall   in   an   explosion      Allan Inkerman Shuttlewoith, of As  when he had two ribs broken and pen Grova, who enlisted with recruit  a leg hurt, beside internal injur-  ing Sergeant J. Leitch, on  Friday for  ies. overseas service and whose birthday ar  Pte. Bond, who is now resting rives on the fifth of November -Guy  quietly at the ranch home of the Fawkes Day���is anxious to get to the  family at Nicola, Can tell some , front as early as possible so as to be in  interesting stories of his experi-! at the big gunpowder plot which will  ences, J announce the allies drive towards Berlin.  Road Superintendent D.G.Sutherland  was in the city at the week end coming  over from Lytton to arrange for the  starting of Nicola Valley road gangs  for the season. ���  On Tuesday, Road Foreman Rhodes,  with a erew of some eight men,started  on repair work on the road from Coutlee to Spences Bridge on which road  improvements will be carried outfitting  to the demands of the ti affic passing  over it.  In continuation of the government's  declared policy of assisting, wherever  possible, mining development in the  Province, roads to local mining pioper-  ties will receive attention, as well as the  improvement of facilities of transprr-  tation for outside ranchers in various  parts of the Valley.  Methodists Hold  Sixth Anniversary  Nicola Valley Methodists observed the  sixth anniversary services of the church  on Sunday with special services at Merritt and Lower Nicola. All the services were well attended, The Rev.  B.'G. Stewart, of Nicola, occupied the  pulpit on each occasion and delivered  strong, impiessive and able discourses  suitable to the times.  Bright music was rendered, and at  Merritt in the evening the choir rendered the anthem "Nearer Home"  while Mrs. F. S. Gay, sang with effect  the sacred number " Be Thou Nigh. "  The pastor, the Rev. Geoige Kinney,  assisted at the seivices, here and at  Lower Nicola.  Trooper A. J. Hogg, of this'City,  who has been serving in the Home Defence at Mara Lake Interment Camp,  Sycamous, arrived in the City at the  week end on leave of absence. He has  transferied to the Cariboo Rangers for  overseas.  Birth���Apiil 18lh,   to  Mr. and  Mrs.  William Foster, Aspen Grove, a son.  Pte. A. Giundy, is expected in  Meruit on Monday for a few days leave 1  ���  'rV^  ..'- T,^,',*:��lTWS_''"i8  .i_Me.'iil-_l Friday April 21, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  Publisher  THE  NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  Edward C. Bell -        EJitior: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance. J2.00 per year in Canada.    Great  Britain. United Sta'es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Address :   The Nicola Valley News. P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  THE PENDULUM REVERSES  Confessedly a life long Liberal, ex-Mayor Baxter of Vancouver, says  he has such faith in Premier Bowser being the right man in the' right  place as head of the government he will vote and. work for the Conservative party for the first time. This week the vicious liberal weekly  " Chinook " announces its own passing and that in its place will appear  an independent newspaper called the " Standard." Place these happenings alongside the well known fact that the probe of Brewster and  Macdonald into the Governments past actions has revealed nothing to  support the wild shrieks of the liberals during the bye-elections, but,  instead has knocked an abundance of spots out of the " Sun " charges  of maladministration, and we up-country, can appreciate how the  political wind is veering al the Coast.  The pendulum has commenced to swing !  Brewster and Macdonald were sent by the people of Vancouver and  Victoria to produce results from their trenchant criticisms of the government ; Premier Bowser lending them every assistance to prove their  charges. The same two men have been so woefully unsuccessful they  are now to be seen in Victoria so lacking in much of their election fire  and sting as to occasion general comment.  Their cry of graft and maladministration was so persistent at the  elections that electors suffering under the stress of Dominion-wide dull  times voted to have an opposition^to probe Provincial matters and to  allow these office seekers chance to prove the charges. The electors  trusted these two gentlemen���the brains and shining lights of the Provincial Liberal party���to produce the goods, but so far they have only  oiled the political pendulum to veer to its old trusty position.  ���      ���      ���  British Columbia imports every year oyer a million dollars' worth of  sheep and ���mutton that could and should be raised within the Province.  All over the vast Interior, ranges of thousands bf acres well adapted for  sheep lie vacant. Not far from Okanagan Lake; there lie thousands of  acres of fairly open bunch grass land eminently suitable for sheep. This  is only one of many similar districts.~rS. H. Hopkins, Assistant Live  Stock Commissioner.  *       ���      ���  BOOST  Boost, and the world boosts with you;  Knock, and you're on the shelf; y  For the world gets sick of the one who kicks,  \ ' 'And wishes he'd kick himself.  Boost  when  the  sun  is  shining,  . Boost  when it  starts' to  rain ;  If you happen to fall don't lie there arid bawl,  But get .up  and  boost again.  Boost for the town's  advancement,  Boost for the   things  sublime;  For the chap that's found on the topmost round  Is  the, booster every  time.  Easter Services  At the Churches  Anglican Church  Merritt :  Good Friday���Service at 11 a.m.  Saturday���Service at 10 a.m.  Easter Sunday���11 a.m. Service  and Holy Communion.  '3 p.m. Children's Service at  which the Lenten boxes will be  collected.  7.30 p.m. Evensong and Sermon. Fully choral, ihe choir  will render the anthem "'They  have taken away my Lord"  (Stainer.)  Nicola:  Easter   Sunday��� 8  Communion.  a.m.   Holy  Del Irvine Was  Hockey Star  Catholic Church  Good Friday���Adoration of the  Cross at 8 a.m.  3 p.m. Choir Practice  7.30 p.m. Stations of the Cross  Holy Saturday���Blessing of fhe  Easter Candle and Mass at 8  a.m.  3 p.m. Choir Practice  Easter Sunday���10 a.m. Mass  7.30  p. m.   Rosary,    Sermon,  Benediction  Monday and Tuesday��� 8 a.m.  Mass.  Jas. Wagner, O.M.I.  Methodist Church  Easter Sunday���li a.m. and 7.30  p.m., the Rev. Geo. Kinney  will conduct the services and  special Easter music will' be  rendered.  Presbyterien Church  ' Merritt  Easter Sunday���Service at 7.30  p.m., subject: "The, Resurrection." '  Lower Nicola        ' .  Easter Sunday���Service at3p.m.  subject:' "The Resurrection."  The rendering of the oratorio  "The Crucifixion" at St. Michaels  Church on Wednesday opened  with the singing of a verses oi  the National Anthem, it being  a new verse, in the following simple and impressive words, ��� '--  God save our, splendid men  Sehd-the'm safe home again,   '  God save our men.  Send them victorious  Patient and chivalrous,  They are so dear to us,  God save our men.  Del Irvine, the star point player of the Portland "Rosebuds,"  Pacific Coast Hockey League  champions, throughout the past  season, who died at Garfield Hospital, Chicago, on Friday evening  last of pneumonia, is a nephew  of Mr. George Irvine, a respected old timer of the NicolaValley  and a resident of Merritt.  Leceased, who was but '24  years old, lived at Winnipeg,  nis father, and his wife, married  a little over a year ago, left with  the little baby girl born a few  months ago for Chicago and were  at the bedside when the late Mr.  Irvine passed away.  Born in Manitoba, Irvine, for  three years was a defence player  on the "Monarohs," former  holders of the Allan Cup.emblem-  atic of the amateur championship  of Canada.  Presentation To  Mrs. Newcombe  At a remarkably well attended  gathering of sisters of the Rebecca lodge held on Saturday  evening a veay sociable time was  spent. In honor of Mrs. Newcombe, who left on Monday to  reside atPhoenix, a bright and  attractive program was carried  through to a successful conclusion, the evening being devoted  to whist, games and dancing.  The whist drive winners proved  to be, ladies; Mrs, Mcintosh,  gentlemen Jack Aitken; consolation,' Mrs. W��� Aitken and Tom.  Smith. As a^ token of remembrance of her happy association  as a member of the local lodge,  Mrs. Newcombe was presented  with a cut glass sugar basin ano  cream jag, Noble Grand Mrs. R.  Strachan makipg the presentation on behalf of the fraternity.  Hospital Dance  Easter Monday  WWTm^KVra.Ei;  ��*  I  \  " 'T*0 win the war with the decisiveness which will ensure lasting peace, the Empire  ���*.     will require to put forth its full 'collective power in men end in money.  From  this viewpoint it is our true policy to augment our financial strength by multiplying our  '.productive exertions and by exercising rigid economy, which reduces to the minimum  ���rflexpen(_Uturesuponluxuries and.non-essentials. 'Only in thisi way shall we be alle  ^^to^mafcegbod the loss caused by thewithc^awalofso^manyofour workers from indus-��� -  trial activities, repair the wastage of the war, and find the funds for its continuance.   It  cannot be too frequently or too earnestly impressed upon our people that the heaviest  bvirdens of the conflict still lie before us, and that industry and thrift are, for thece  who   remain at home, supreme patriotic   duties upon whose faithful fulfilment  our success,  and consequently our national   safety,  may ultimately depend."���  SIR THOMAS WHITE, Minister of Finance.  PRODUCE  MORE, SAVE MORE.  MAKE  LABOUR  EFFICIENT.  SAVE MATERIALS FROM WASTE.  SPEND  MONEY WISELY.  LET  US  PRODUCE AND SAVE���      ',-  The war is now turning on a contest of all forces  and resources���men;, munitions, food, money. -The  call to all is to produce more and more. It may be  necessary to work harder. The place of those who  enlist; must be taken by those at .home, men and  women, old and young. The more we produce the  more we can save... Produce more on the farms and  in the gardens.'  Save more and help to win the war. :  LET  US  NOT WASTE OUR LABOUR���    .  In this war-time all labour should be directly productive or should be assisting in production. Make it  as efficient as possible. If your labour is on something  that can be postponed, put it off Jill after the War and  make your labour tell now. '. Making war is the first  business of all Canadians. Efficiency in labour is as  important as efficiency in fighting.  LET US NOT WASTE MATERIALS���  Begin'at home. The larger portion of salaries  and wages is spent on the home���food, fuel, light,  ' clothing. Are any of these things being wastc-d ?  S20.00 a year; saved from waste in every home in  Canada will more than pay the intcrc&t-on a war debl.  of $500,000,000.  J-ET US SPEND OUR MONEY   WISELY���  ���: ���'���'���"��� Are'you spending your money to the best advantage? What do you think of extravagance in war  time ? ;. Tens of thousands of Canadians are daily  risking their lives for us at home. Is it not our duty  to be careful and economical ? Canadian dollars are  an important part'of the war equipment. Make them  tell. Have a War Savings Account. Buy a War  Bond.  THE   GOVERNMENT   OF  CANADA 3  THE  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE  ' On the evening of E��ster Mori-  day will be held, the dance arranged under the auspices of the  Ladies Auxiliary of the Nicola  Valley General Hospital. Always  one of the most attractive events  of the dance season, this year's  function promises to be quite as  successful as those held in years  gon- by.  The dance program is being  carefully arranged by the ladies,  while bright and tuneful music  is assured,' a three piece orchestra having, been secured for the  occasion. A charge of fifty cents  each will be made, and no tickets  will be,on sale before the dance. ���  That the most generous patronage of the public should be bestowed upon the'dance is indicated  by the fact that the proceeds will  be devoted to -the needs of the  Auxiliary in their laudable work  of ensuring for our hospital an  ample supply of linen and other  articles used in the Institution'.  Quarterly Statement  ' of Mine  Fatalities  During the three months January to March this year five men  were killed in and-about the coal  mines of B.C., against twenty-  two in the corresponding quarter  of 1915,. according to the . statement just issued by the Department of Mines, and compiled  from reports received from the,  district inspectors of mines.  -, Mr. Robert Strachan is the inspector for Nicola Valley section.  .No   fatalities    are    recorded  against local mines.  Four of the five deaths reported in the bulletin occurred at  Vancouver Island mines, the  other being at the Crows Nest  Pass., All five were underground  fatalities, three from falls of coal,  one by a fall of rock.one by mine  cars and haulage.  The  Coldwater Hotel,  "It's M 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.  Hot and Cold  Water. 1%ooms   with Baths. Fice large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Holel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Fire  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C.  Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  Only Prime Goods  -,-1- ^.  PRIME   BEEF,   MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BAGCN AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Loaiest  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  T\  O.   BOX   219,  MERRITT,   B.  C.  PHILIP    MCLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind pf Building Work  ' No Job Too Small  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Store and Office: Opposite 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 the past fifteen months  has shown that they may 'expect the ready and  generous support of the Canadian public. Private  individuals, business rJaouses, societies, schools,  clubs, municipal, town and country council's are  all co-operating to provide an adequate fund for  the support of soldiers families.  REMEMBER THE WIVES AND FAMILIES  OF SOLDIERS IN THE TRENCHES  AND  SUPPORT THE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  ' i Thrus  TTTE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   April 21, 1916  4~{.-J..;.^.^..j>j.^.^..;..j..j...,  "*  *  A  National Watchword--     l!    of Local Interest  THRIFT  jpE economical.    Be thrifty.    Be saving;    And encourage all J;  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. ; i  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  The:  BANK of  $66,767,203  $5,000,000  $6,439,382  MERRITT BRANCH  �������� �����������?�����*��� ����������**���*����������� ���J����J*��J����  A.  N. ��� B.   ROGERS, Manager    ��  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.l.R.  BARRISTEK,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.   '  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  Soldier's dependents in the Ki-'ola  Valley who are. receiving allowances  from the Canadian Patriotic Eund  and desire any information whatsoever regarding same are cordially  invited to communicate' with the  Secretary the Rev. Geo. Kinney.  Life Long Liberal  Out for Bowser  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU  LATIONS.  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.  FRANK BOND,  C. R.  J.  HUTTON,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO.  A. F. & A. M.  53,  Pr 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. >,> r \i  . K. Carrington  ���;' Secretary,  L. 0. 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. >u/  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited  J. G. Warren. W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes,'Pastry, etc.  SiHot Pies every Saturday..  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor 4  Coal mining rights- of the Dominion  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwes*  Territories and.. ln a portion o'f thr  Province of British Columbia, may br  leased for a "term of twenty-one year?  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 mado  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal 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 accompan  led by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royal  ty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  Th'e person operating the,'mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of mer  chantable coal mined and pay the roy  alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a  year. , >  The lease will include the coal min  ing rights only, but'the leBsee_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 Domln;  ion Landa.  f ,    W. W. CORT,  Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   q|  this, advertisement  will  not  be pay  for.���'68782.;' '-   "|  '.; Being en route to points in the  Boundary country for the purpose of recruiting men for his  company, Lieut Kinghorn, of the  1st Company Canadian Pioneers  Reinforcements^of which Capt.  P. F. Scharschmidt is officer commanding, passed through the city  last week end.  Miners, bridgemen and other  tradesmen are wanted. All recruits are assured of a quick departure to the front.  Recruiting Sergeant J. Leitch,  wishes it to be made known that  he is prepared to accept recruits  for the first company B.C. Pioneers Reinforcements. JMellical  examination,attestation and transportation arrangements can be  completed without delay, so that  men can be sent to the mobilization centre at Vancouver at once;*'  In the list of Canadian casualties in the recent heavy fighting  on the Western front, published  last  week   end.   appeared   the  name of Lieut. Angus G. Mercer,  of the 29th Battalion,   A brother  of Major A, A. Mercer, who was  formerly associated partner with  Capt.  C.  Tyner,  in the  realty  firm  of   Mercer and Tyner of  Port  Coquitlam, Lfeut.  Mercer  rose from the ranks, having enlisted as a private.   The young  lieutenant, who is wounded, ib  recognized by a large circle of  friends, as one of the finest type  of English gentlemen.  Persons when sending parcels  to soldiers and others at the front  or in Great Britian are advised  to take special care in observing  the military regulations,- which  provide that" such parcels addressed to France must not exceed  seven pounds jn weight, and to  Great Britain not more than  eleven - .pounds. ��� - Careful observance of the rules is urged to  prevent disappointment to those  sending parcels�� over these  weights and to those to whom  such are addressed.  ' I stand tonight for the first  time on a Conservative platforn  at a Conservative" meeting, anc  at the next election, I will, foi  the first time, vote the full Conservative ticket," declared ex-  Mayor Baxter, Vancouver, who  delivered a stirring address at a  Conservative rally held in Vancouver.      "  Continuing, Mr. Baxter said he  had been a liberal all his life,but  he had to protest, he declared,  against unjust criticisms levelled  against the government.  Liberals , had denounced thi  conservative government foi  graft of all kinds, yet, although  the liberal opposition received  every facility to probe for graft,  they failed to find a single instance of it. The speaker refuted  the liberal charges levelled  against the government regarding the purchase of theKitsilano  Indian reserve, the Dominion  Trust.failure, and alleged specu-.  lations in land.  ':":, He intended to vote conservative for rnany reasons,'������'and the  greatest of all, he declared, was  because of his unbounded faith  in Premier Bowser. He had never before voted for him.  but,  while mayor of Vancouver, he,  the speaker, had many opportunities of   becoming  acquainted  with hi{p.     Mr- Bowser had not  alway�� agreed with the speaker's  views, but he admired the Premier for his frank and fearless  statements,  Mr. Baxter in concluding his  speech declared Premier Bowser  was the right man in the right  place today in British Columbia.  IT!  CANADA'S  mm FLOUR  OROWK IN CANADA  MILLED IN CANADA  FOR EVERY HOME  Ask your Qrocerfor  HOUSEHOLD  FMxijjsim  Get More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver. Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected inyoor��ctlon  ^^^^^&��I^S_SfcSJte  ntatton^��1n^SS��e_8a��lFurHousewith anunblemished11ep-  A.B. SHUBERT, Inc. te^BS^SP.AySf-  Conservatives  of B. C. United  WHEN 40U VJSIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  A high dais hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minuses from C.  P.R. Wharf.   50c., 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.  As the Sewing Seaton 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 store,Granite  Avenue.  Photographs  of the Best  'No Time like! the present  to have your Photo taken  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade!  BicyclefiUedwlth-/?fl//<r. Cham,  New Departure or Hercules  Coaster Brake and Hubs, Deta-  citable Tn es, high grade equip-  ment. including Mud- *nq cn  gunrds, Pump,& Tools ������.0U  ^o*^1 FREE 1916 Cafalogue,  00 pones'of Bicycles, Sundries  ana Repair Material. ��0110011  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T. W.BOYD A SONt  27 Noire Dame SI. West.Moqtrtsl.  Mrs. Baxter, Mrs, Dickie and  other relatives arid friends of  Nicola Valley soldiers who went  East with the 72nd Highlanders  last Sunday afternoon travelled  to'.Spences Bridge to give the  bojsasendoff worthy of their  memorable trip.''  Pte. Lesiie Dickie, of the 72nd  C. E. F. returned to Vancouver  on last Saturday's train after  spending a few day's leave ii)  Merritt. Pte. Dickie is a clean  cut and smart set-up young man  and many friends were on the  depot to wish him every success,.  "I  found  the   conservatives  present' both united and confident in-the success of the Conservative administration at the  next  election"   said  Mr. H. S.  Cleasby, pf Coutlee, in an interview on his arrival backVfrom  Vancouver last week end.   He  was referring to the meeting of  the executive of the B. C.  Conservative Association which he  had been attending.   Questioned  on the political outlook, Mr. Cleasby- said he found political conditions at the Coast were becoming .more and more favorable - to  Premier  Bowser'* Government  and the party.   As to general  conditions, he was glad to notice  an unmistakeable all round improvement in business and signs  of greater activity everywhere.  Privates John Taylor and Wm.  McFarlane of the 102nd Regi-  ment, who have been in the City  on leave of absence returned to  camp at Sycamous on Tuesday  evening's train.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  ,, Think it over, and then call and  ���$  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas, P. Hooper  Merritt  Notice is 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 day, "dissolved  by mutual consent, '  , All debts due to the said partnership  are to be paid lo Philip McLean, Mer-  litt, B.C., and all partnership debts  will be paid by'him. .1  Philip McLean  Frank R. Corp  Merritt, B. C. ~ X  'April 5th, 1916.  Tpr.Ralph Hebron of the 102nd  regiment arrived in' town on  Tuesday's train to spend a few  daj s leave with his family here.  The annual Easter vestry meeting of St. Michaels Parish will  be held in the Church on Wednesday evening next, commencing at~8 ~o'clock'~wheh���the~busi-  ness will include the election of  vicar's and people's wardens,  sidesmen and lay representatives  to Synod.  The members of Merritt and  District Industrial Co-operative  Society should bear in mind that  (he eighteenth quarterly meeting  of the society will be held \r.ext  Thursday, April 27th, at 7.30.  ''Field Crop Competitions,"  is the title of the latest bulletin  issued by the Department of  Agriculture at Victoria. It deals  with the competitions to be carried on by the Department this  year, as well es the results of last  year's events.' It is profusely  illustrated, and appeals to the  farmer as very few bulletins do.  H. O. English,Provincial Soil and  Crop Instructor, is the writer.  Copies may be had, post free, by  addressing the Department of  Agriculture, Victoria, B. C.  Premier Bowser intends making  a tour of the Province as soon as j  the present session is over. J  SAY!  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)  f  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  T  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  RECRUITS  FOR * THE  'Fighting Cariboos'  WANTED  RECRUITING SERGEANT J. LEITCH  Will be at the  Nicola Valley News Office  EVERY EVENING (Except Suita����)       V  From 7.30 to 8.30  To Sign up Recruits for above  Regiment  Persons desiring can be attested  for any Regiment now mobilizing  in British Columbia  Home service men   WANTED   js  t  "���I  T  Y  Y  ���Y  X  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  YK  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  T  Y  Y-  GOD  SAVE THE KING  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  $250.00 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 B. C. Emit Lands,  Limited.  By Order,  B. G. FRUIT LANDS LIMITED  Henry P. Mitten, Director.  Constable H. J. Mansell, at  Princeton, has purchased an automobile.  Monday, April 10th, was payday at Trail and close to $120,000  was disbursed.  The Rev. Mr. Beacham, of  Vancouver, who preached at St.  Michaels Church some time ago  has been appointed vicar' of  Langley in the Fraser Valley.  m Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   Arai/"21, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  Ijhe House of 3iCeril in '  MERRITT, "���!        - BiC.  L.  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,  i  Save!  YOUR HORSES FEET  Keep away from costly .accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  ���   well shod. '.'..'  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  "MM__.____B_______B_^���m^^  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  8LACKSMITHING  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.   Best workmanship and fair prices  I  J. L DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  T. Cleasby, of Dot, was in town'  on Saturday, driving his new  auto.  Mrs.  Andrew Bryden was a  ��� passenger to the Coast on Saturday morning's train. , -   ,  Aid. A. McGoran was a business visitor to Tulameen at the  week end.  Mr. Joe. Graham, was a passenger on Tuesday evening's  train for ihe Coast.  Birth���On Sunday April 16th  to Corporal and Mrs. J. Smith a  son."  Easter Program  At Rex Theatre  The managerhejit of the Rex  Theatre have arranged for i?  specially-attractive Easter program which Should draw largo  audiences during the' holiday  season. ' .  On Good Friday, at the usual  time, will be presented a special  five reel film entitled "Third  Degree" which has an abundance of dramatic and exciting  episodes in every reel.  On Saturday next will be  shown another interesting instalment of the series of picturea  entitled "Hazards of Helen."  On Easter Monday evening  will be shown the final episode of  the "Broken Coin" which will  donbtless prove exceptionally interesting to all who have followed this serial; also a fine five  reel holiday film. .On Friday of  next week will be shown a star  film "Capt. Kleinschmidt's Arctic Hunt."  Choral Society  Is Suggested  To the Editor  - Nicola Valley News  Sir-You woujd add another favor  to the many you have conferred  by allowing me to use the medium of your columns for tendering my warmest thanks to all  those who so cheerfully, generously and efficiently assisted in  one way or another to make  "The Crucifixion" on Wednesday  i the gratifying success it proved  to be.  It is proposed to form a Choral  Society at an early date and an  announcement to this effect will  be made. Anyone interested  will be very warmly welcomed.  I thank you for the great help  your valuable paper lias given  me.   Yours etc.,  Charles F. Hooper.  Preparations Made  for Opening Camp  R., Kramer, paymaster of the  Guthrie. McDougall Co., arrived  in the City this week from the  head office of the firm at Portland, Oregon, and proceeded up  the K.V.R. to make preparations  for the resumption of the work  of constructing snowsheds under  the contracts awarded to  the firm. Dave Chapman also  left today to arrange for the  opening'up of the camp, Considerable work has still to be done  in the way of snowshed and  bridge construction and it is expected that large crews of construction men will be given employment by contractors during  the next few weeks.  "*"���"���"*"  _->**.  MILLINERY  Mr, and Mrs. J. Marshall, of  Lower Nicola, were visitors in  the City "Wednesday,  r, Flowering and foliage plants  adorn and brighten any home.  Wait until May 3rd and attend  the Ladies Aid Sale of plants at  the Methodist Parsonage.  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  GetTour prices and'esti mates  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  F. W. Crowder, rancher, of  Aspen Grove was a visitor in the  City at the beginning of the week.  Some good catches were taken  at the Nicola Lake last weekend.  The case/'Rex vs. Cameron  and Gottfridsen," cattle" stealing  at Douglas Lake, which was prosecuted by the Nicola Stockbreeders' Association, and was sent up  for hearing at the Assizes will be  heard at Kamloops Spring Assizes-early ih May."  The Patriotic Guild met in  weekly session on Monday afternoon last. An enthusiastic.nun>  ber of members was present.  The Ladies Aid of the  Methodist Church  Will hold  A Plant Sale  Wednesday, May 3,  At the Methodist Parsonage  Tea will be served on the lawn in the  Afternoon, weather permitting.  Mrs. Tom Clarke entertained  several of the Pythian Sisters  at her home yesterday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Durland  and'family expect to take up  residence at their new home on  Nicola Avenue this week end.  T. McStay returned to the city  on Saturday after spending an  enjoyable vacation at the capitol  city.  This spring Merrick & Thompson will instal a 10 stamp mill at  their freehold claims, on Ladner  creek in the Hope district.  .;.^.-J.^.^._5.^.^..;.^.^..j.^.^.^..j..j..j..j..j..5.;j.^..j..  -x^..:.*****.:.************'  *  Seeds-Seeds-Seeds  We stock Rennies and Ferrys Tested and  Tried Garden Seeds.  B. C. Fruit  Special brand  Very Mellow  in glass, each .25  per bot. .27  o  per bot. .23  per bot. .25  in quart bot. each .27  " -   '    ~  ^perv lb. .27.  .   _. 2-lbs. for .25  special value at 4 lbs. for .25  Mrs. and Miss Masu ret" left  Merritt on Tuesday last en route  to Anyox in the ^Prince Rupert  district, where they will join Mr.  Masuret. The Masuret- family  have been in Merritt for many  yearsi Mr. Masuret having been  formerly engaged in the Commissariat for the construction of the  Kettle Valley Railway.  Oh the prosecution-of Provincial Constable Bell, Indian Charlie Steva, was fined Ten dollars  and costs for being drunk, the  case being heard by Magistrate  Morgan in the Provincial Courthouse on Monday.' A tillieum,  whom Steva is supposed to have  supplied with liquor was named  Bob Luckey. His luck was out  to the extent of five dollars and  costs.  "Dad" Johnson, father of William Johnson, barber, left. on  Wednesday's K.V.R. train for  Trail.  WANTED-Strong Girl for Cooking and Housework. Apply���  The Matron, Shulus Hospital,  Lower Nicola Post Office.  < N. S. Frslselj.late dispatcher,  now traim.master of the K.V.R.  >was a passenger on Wednesday's  train to'Pehticton.  The bright sunny days of April  are an inducement for the housefly to appear'.' An early start in  destroying these pests should be  .made on the first fly seen, ahd  the good work should, be consistently and effectively carried on.  The destruction >oi< the early fly  will mean the saving of valuable  lives, as there is no more persistent carrier and distributor of  disease than the house fly.  -Mr. T. J. Corwin, of the Aberdeen Mining Syndicate, with Mrs.  Corwin and children, arrived in  the city on Tuesday evening,arid  have taken up their residence at  the fine, home owned by F. A,  Reid on Nicola Avenue.  SETTIHG EGGS FOR SALE  Mammoth Bronze Turkey Eggs  for'Setting at Nine for ip4.00  Imported Hatfdy Manitoba Strain  Strawberry Jam  Pure Honey  Peanut Butter  Marmalade  Malt Vinegar  Cheese  Macaroni  Rice  Choice Tea Biscuits  Ginger Snaps  Ingersol Cheese  Herring in Tomato Sauce  Lunch Tongue  Shaker Salt  Quaker Corn Meal  Oatmeal Toilet Soap ���  Old Dutch Cleanser  Cream of Wheat, makes tasty .breakfast food  Red Lentils  You will find a nice selection of  ->,./  And a beautiful collection of  l|mt&-mafo jFlminu-B Sc Mraiipr Mounts       AT   THE       ROSE MARCHE  7.  HATS   TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL  ���:������;-:������:������:������:���  Sixty Four Years  In Coal Mines  Old Country mail recently  brought interesting details of a  public celebration at. the Masonic  Hall, Cambuslang. Scotland, oi  the diamond wedding of Mr. and  Mrs. William Aiton, grand-  parents'of Mr?. Neil McMillan,  and parents of Mrs. Houldsworth  of this City, whose families represent three generations. Mr.  and Mrs. Aiton, who are respect-'  ively aged 80 and 79, on March  7th last celebrated sixty years oi  happo married life. There wert  twelve children of the marriage  eight of whom are alive, tht  grandchildren number 46, 'anr  there are also 48 great grand  children. The old gentleman,  Mr. Aiton, only retired from his-  work of mining when To, aftei  working in the coal mines sinc<  he was nine yeais old. The ol<.  couple yrjov PXfel lent health,'  ���.- assorted  .Very Crispy  per lb. .15  per lb. .10  per cake .17  per tin .15  per tin .25  2-lb. cartons 2 for .25  in,pkts. each .18  8 cakes for .25  , v per tin .10  pkt. .25  per lb. .17  Special Ghirardelli Chocolate  1-lb. tins each .45  Ladies White Underskirts, Swiss Embro. reg. 1.75, at 1.05  Ladies White Skirts at 1.00 and 1.25  |__WhiteJQuilts single reg. l_50,_for_._9_S_  Pillow Slips full size H. S. each .20  Children's Summer Coats, reg. values up to 3.75,    .  at 1.50, 2.00, 2.25  ' Crepe, in good washing and serviceable colors   per yd. .25  Check Ginghams,      good washers per yd. .17  t  t  t  t  X  V  v  THE  MERRITT ?  CASH STORE !  Black Orpingtons       -v  Settings  of  Fifteen fpr   $1.50  From Prize stock.   Cook's  strain  and  imported from Scotch Plains.  N. J. Hardiman, Canford, B.C.  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  tvfrs.-P. A. R->id"l9l_t on Saturday evening's train for the EasC  and will spend, ihe summer ai'  her old- home -at Roxtbn, New  .Brunswick.  W.N.Rolfe, Government agent  at Nicola_has-been a patient it  the Nicola Valley General Hospital this week. (suffering from s  ..severe cold. ' o.  A ' splendid trout, weighing  nine pounds eight ounces, caught  by G. Casey,���at Nicola Lake on  Friday, was on view at the store  of William Fairley, baker and  fisherman.  Production and  Thrift Campaign  There appears in this issue of  the N��ws an advertisement  headed hy the caption ''Produc!- '  ion ani Thrift." It is the second  of a series of suggestions to  Canadians for increased production and for conservation of all "  his resources.  Publicity is being given .thru-^  out,the whole Dominion  to this  ���  particular-phase"of -our national " -  activities because it is by far the   ,,.  most important, and the foundation upon which  will be built '  our credit, our progress and our    " '  prosperity.        " _ ��� '__  The .Departments of  Finance    <  and Agriculture in  undertaking'  this campaign are probably inspired  by  the splendid results  that   followed "the '"Patriotism  and Production" series of adver-,  tisements Vthat; were given  so '  much publicity ' last-'year/  Th�� ��  immense crop of'grain;'harvested  in 1915', as \yel las- the ( enormous   ;" s  i  increaseji?i,,'stoclt and ^dairy ^vro-'y^X'y J  duce that was "marketed,^ wW a A'1";  satisfactory answer "tq -the gov- '  *  ernment's appeal.-' Let" the-in- :.'  crease; be    proportionately   as    *  great this year.   The resources' '  of our" country, ;are   unlimited,'  ���'  the' possibilities   wonderful   to  contemplate.,  Let us not spend  too'much time in contemplation,  however, ."but 'wrest" from  the  generous soil ��� those riches that  will in a most substantial way  help ourselves,-our country, anfl.  above all, the cause of liberty and-  justice.      ' v" '   . ��� y I  Robert Farquarson left on  Wednesday's train for the Coqui-  halla, having obtained a "position  with the Guthrie. McDougal Co.,  who are about to open their camp  for the work -of finishing the  snowsheds to be constructed  there.  EASTER FEATURES  AT THE REX  GOOD FRIDAY,  A Five Reel Attractive Film���  'The Third Degree'  SATURDAY, April 22,  ' Hazards of Helen'  This is one of tKe best of a series  of films under the same title shown  every Saturday.   Full of mirth and  a wonder production.  Road Superintendent Dan. G.  Sutherland -'has" been instructed  by tne government to investigate  and report on the feasibility of  providing road /,communication  from Spatsom'to Highland Valley  for the accommodation of those  parties who 'intend operating  mines in that vicinity. __At_pres:_  enl the rock is shipped to Ashcroft, but if .the road facilities  asked are-provided the distance  for hauling to the C. P. R. would,  be reduced mor,e than half, on  an all down grade to the shipping  point.        "*  ' ' /  EASTER   MONDAY  The Closing Films of that thrilling  Sen  ia:  The Broken Coin. ,  Extra:   Special   Five    Reel  -    Holiday Film  ���J Watch for extra Special Feature  on Friday, April 29, entitled :  ' CaptKleinschmidt's Arctic Hunt'  At the recent convention of  British Columbia Stockbreeders'  held at Victoria, President F. B,  Ward; of the Nicola Valley Stockbreeders Association, said ranchers in> this country must feed  every animal every winter. At  his company's big ranch at Douglas Lake they marketed nearly  all their cattle at three years old  and sold, before Christmas.  ' - -    -  There are 141   telephones in  Trail, and 245 in Rossland.  SEED POTATOES  FOR SALE  Imported "EARLY ROSE"  Suited to the "oil and i-limate of  the Nicola Valley, having been  grown with big rebul's,  Price $3.00 per Sack  Apply Coldwater Hotel, Merritt  Ta?fttim?r^.^i&w.^.^**^^^ <���*����*��*�� *���-


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