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 THE    HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OP    MERRITT     AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6. No. 17  MERRITT,'���������'B."C.,J FRIDA%,    MARCH   17,   1916  Price 5 Cents  Pythian Sisters  Lake Copper Pro  ���  lospita  ���Activity at Stump  eeting���Freedom of the Press  Hospital Meetings Once More  Wide Open to the Public Press  Director Bond's  Motion Passed.���" Nicola Valley News" Defence  of Press and Public Wins Out.���Severe Rebuke to  the   " Merritt Herald.-"  The action of the Nicola Valley News  supported by a large  majority of the  local pubblic, in its stand for the right  of reporting the meetings  of directors  of the Nicola Valley General Hospital,  free from restricted rules' was endorsed emphatically   on   Monday   evening  - last when  a notice of motion, introduc-  ' ed by Director Frank   Bond,   was immediately discussed  with with the  result that a resolution was passed.)  That the motion recently passed by  this Board that the press be restricted from publishing names or  import-  *    ant business or be otherwise restricted be rescinded and that I move that  the press be  allowed to report the  .        full'transactions of  business of_the  meetings if they wish to do so;  Director Grimmett said the  resolut-  ' ion previously passed had to his mind  had a'misconstruction put on it. Director Bond said ther "News" had openly  disregarded the res trie ton as to the  publishing of names. " _ .  Director Grimmett believed neither  paper had observed the resolution,  and  "asked   corroboration   of the   "News"  -representative.  The latter said"the "News" had never  acknowledged the restricted resolution  on,the grounds that the hospital was a  . public institution, the meetings public  meetings, and that it' was up to the  newspapers to decide what they con-  - sidered to be matters of public interest  and concern. The "News" which was  doing its utmost Jo give, accurate."re-,  ports ���the correctness of their reports  ' had not been questioned��� would firmly  stand by its policy:"; ' -.  After the passing of the -resolution,  President Strickland, rose to state that  . the "N.1W3" had misreported ."him  eome time"ago when mines contributions were considered that had done him  Development of  Copper Property  at Stump Lake  A party of mining men and  engineers interested in the development of the copper properties at Stump Lake visited by  Mr. Frank M. Hawkes, of Seattle  recently when samples of ore for  assay were taken away,   left to  as much harm as other reports did to  Dr. Tutill. Continuing he said he  wsuld have nothing to do with  the  ac-  counts of the hospital unless they went I T'TL^L^wL?7*"thoV0o��  �����*����� ��.- p�������i ��.,_. r^^J* H,.fc!day by automobile for that sec  i tion and will make preliminary  arrangements for the big developments expected   to   be   made  Local Liberals  Hold Rally at  K. of P. Hall  before the Board, and complained that;  there had been more unnecessary things  brought before the meetings and appearing in the press during the last six  months than in all the years before  when business of real-importance concerning the establishing and financing  of the hospital were under way. He  stated the meetings during the last six  or seven months had been far from enjoyable to him.  The "News" representative at this  was. granted the privilage of asking the  president where in the specific inst mee  he referred^ to his remarks had been  misreported, claiming that every word,  letter and comma was absolutely accurate.  The president made no reply.  - During the meeting a lively breeze  arose when Dr. Tutill took strong objection to what had appeared in the  "Merritt Herald" of recent issues. He  claimed that credit for a resolution of  his had b.een swung from himself to  Mr, Grimmett, that it had been published that Mr. Grimmett had been unanimously elected vice-president whereas  he got the office by the casting vote of  the chairman! and scored the "Herald"  representative for suggesting by scare  headlines that the doctoi\was out "to  rule or ruin the,hospital."  - Following a lively exchange the  "Herald" manvadmitted onel~ih'3take  which *was purely personal and inadvert-  ant, and refused point blank to divulge  the*source of his information in the re-  ���ports of the meetings "at which his  paper was not represented. - He refus-  ' (Continued on page 4)    '  there this summer. The extensive plant and machinery at the  claims will be overhauled and  necessary work done in putting  the old shafts into shape immediately. A few men will be engaged for the purpose. The ore  taken from the property at the  end of January shows excellent  indications of a merchantable  grade of copper, it is said. Arriving -from Seattle with Mr.  Hawkes last night were Thos. J.  Donohoe, an engineer, Harold  Stern and Jas McKiernan. Tents  and camp supplies were taken  out by the party this morning.  T. J. Corwin, of the-Aberdeen  Copper Mine returned to the City  last night, from Seattle, where  lie was advancing arrangements  for the increased development of  local mining properties.  Assessment of City Property  - Started by Mr. -Loewen '  " Mr. C. J.-Loeweri, of "Mamette  take arrived iii the City on Wednesday and comniehced'his work  as assessor*for the City for the  1916 assessment, which is gener-  aly expected to be made on a  batis corresponding to the actual  values.  ���*������:  Y  Y-  "Y  -f  Y  Y  Y  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y~  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  Y  Y  Y-  t ���  Y  Y  Y  T-  T  Y  Y  Y  *���  Y  t  t  Y  Y    .  Y  Y  Merritt Mercantile Conipany "  SEEDS!      SEEDS!!      SEEDS!!!  Bought in heavy quantities last Fall from Wo. Seed Houses fot Spring delivery have now arrived  \    in fine shape. ��� We give our customers'the benefit of our, early" buying at the low prices  ferry! ' -05, .10, .15, per pkg.Z  HEAVY STOCK OF GRASS 8EEDS  GARDEN' SEEDS,  A COMPLETE AND'  Timothy _  Broom Grass  Sainfoin-.. .   LAWN GRASS SEED  Special Mixture for this District  1-lb. packages  Alfalfa Clover  Alsike Clover  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���I*  ; At a rally of local liberals held  in the K. P. hall on Tuesday night  therb was a good attendance of  the public who accepted the invitation of the Merritt and District  Liberal   Association,    the  meeting being advertised as open  to "every Liberal and sympathizer regardless of whether they  have previously identified themselves with the party or not."  - There being no show at the  Rex that night quite a healthy  number   regardless   of  politics  dropped in to spend the evening.  -Joseph Walters, Liberal candidate for Yale,  A. McGoran.  M.  L. Grimmett, J. H. Collett, J. A.  Crawford, of Middlesboro,  Rev.  George Kinney and Arthur R,  Carrington   were    among    the  speakers.   Five minute speeches  were made, all being condemnatory of the Provincial government, its actions, in the past and  present and its aspirations for  .the future, and eulogistic of the  Liberal leaders, the Liberal party  and policies.  - To Arthur R. Carrington was  entrusted the honor of moving a  resolution of congratulation, to  and in'support of Messrs. H- C.  Brewster, M.L A., and M. A.MacDonald, M.L.A., while other stal-  Jwarts-moved a vote of confidence  in the Liberal candidate, which  was carried unanimously.  Mr. Isaac Eastwood, president  of the association, presided over  the meeting.  Matron Resigns Hospital to go  On Nursing Service at the Front  Staff Changes.���No More Orientals to be Emplojed.���Dr. Williams'  Letter Treated with Contempt.���rjinancies and Outstanding  Accounts.���Four Hour Sitting   o '���  A tegular meeting  of  directors  of j in collecting the outstanding accounts,  Pythian Sisters  Celebrate Their  3rd Anniversary  MEN'S  Spring ��>uit0  "20th Century Brand "-  The best  tailored   garment'  in   Canada  today.   We take  your measuie and guarantee a  perfect fit. ,  ��� Inspect the fine display, of.  samples in  our   window   and  order your suit early.    -       --  fferfwt Styles atiiK ifltt  PRIDE   OF   MERRITT  TEA  Our special blend which has stood the  test of years and is growing in demand  every'doy. We sell more tea of this  blend .than .of any. other blend. ALL  TEAS have' increased enormously in  pi ice owing to the war taxes, excessive  freight rates and scarcity of labor, but  we were able to foresee conditions in  time to purchase heavy quantities for  cash onthe old price for your protection.  Our price remains .50 cents per'lb.  -and quality remains unequalled.  For Spring and  Summer  Just arrived from the East  Complete     assortment    in  every line.   Willjbe on display  early next week at some very  . SPECIAL PRICES  3fo tit % i#asl!uttt--mtrja  are Hmf SlateBt  c/3  w  h-  8.   ���  O  *-f'    0m  OS    C  u  68  (O  ���________���_���  -��.   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In an attendance of over a hundred, were  some fifty brothers of the K. P.  and their wives.  A minature army  of  Sisters  was. kept busy  at  the -supper  d"j"V��w""li_. ���     '    Y i tables, and the substantial .and  RedMammpth_C_lover__^^  *$* and well served.  *** Following the supper a bright  and Interesting program of vocal  and recitative items was rendered to the evident enjoyment of  all the guests. Mrs. Neil McMillan, _ Most Excellent Chief, very  ably presided over the proceedings and announced the items on  the program. Very topical was  the concerted number '"TheDear  Little Shamrock" by nine girls  dressed in white frocks and wearing Irish'emblems, "The Red  White and Blue" also being sung  to receive enthusiastic applause.  "'Lifes Dream is O'er" was contributed by Miss and Mr. Staton.  ' Miss Pope sang sweetly "Just  a wearying for you," Mrs. Willgoose " My Pretty Lulu," Mr. E.  Staton^ "Somewhere," Doris  Neaves sang a song, while, little  Gretta Kay gave delight with  " When you were a tulip," The  MissesDobbie and NelliaMcMillan  recited, Mrs. Dobbie singing the  sentimental war song "Angus  McDonald." A laughable feature  was"a sketch "Woman's Rights"  in which seven ladies and gentlemen took part. Mrs. A, Limb,  oresided over the assembly of  weird antiquated spinsters. Mrs,  T. Clarke and Mrs. Gerrard accompanied the singers. * R. Morrison and J. Fairley for the dance  which followed the musical items.  N cola Valley General Hospital was held  on Monday night. There was a full attendance, and the session lassed . from  eight o'clock to twelve.  By a resolution in the names of Dr.  Tutill and Director Paton, Directors P.  Bond and Robt. Taylor, the new members, were formally welcomed to the  Board. The subjects of the courtesy  replied, Director Bond stating that he  would work and vote for the good of  the hospital and the best interests of  the people of the Nicola Valley independent of anyone. Mr. Taylor, replied  along similar lines.  It was reported that Dr. C. S. Wil  liams, of Rossland, formerly of Merritt  had in response to legal pressure, sent  a cheque for $20.00 in settlement of the  much disputed account which the hospital had against him. Accompanying  the remittance was a letter couched in  angry, sarcastic -and unprofessional  terms, such that a resolution was passed ''permitting the press to publish the  communication received from Dr. Williams," and which was ordered to be  received and filed. ' [The News has no  space to spare for the publication of  such a communication. ���Ed.]  A letter of resignation was received  from the matron, Miss J. Leitch, who  wished her resignation to take effect on  March 18, as she had been appointed to  a position on the Queen Alexandra.  Special Hospital staff, Royal Army  Medical Corps, and may be required to  leave for Engiand at short notice. ��� It  was moved by Directors Bond and Tutill  and carried, that the resignation be accepted, that thanks , be extended to  Miss Leitch for her endeavors on behalf  of the hospital, and with good wishes  for her safe return from the front.  To fill the vacancy in the meantime  it was decided to ask Miss MacEIhoes.to  assume the position of acting matron  at a salary of $70.00 per month', and  that the Secretary be inst- ucted to advertise in a Vancouver paper for applications for the post vacateJ by Miss  Leitch.    -  Prior to the passing of the motion,  several directors had urged that the  position be advertised in the' public  press. Director Bond, supported by  Directors Paton and Taylor stating there  was considerable feeling among the  working class at the recent cleaning  out of the staff of the institution. It  was always best to advertise and to  throw everything wide open to the  public.  Recommendations by the matron that  Miss Fish, late of Vancouver, be appointed head nurse; that Miss Bond be  received as pupil nurse from the first  bSEthe-monthwereendorsedr^Thecom-  pletion of the agreement as to the engagement of Miss Chambers was reported. -    ��� ���  Miss Whitmore, formerly of the hospital staff, and who has four months to  complete her training before taking her  diploma, was accepted on the staff,  salary $20 per month.  The finance committee submitted in  their report accounts for goods purchased during the past month and which  several of the directors thought very  heavy. Items were closely examined  and after considerable discussion it was  resolved that in future all things required for the hospital and not covered  by contracts shall be sanctioned by the  house committee before purchase, except in cases of emergency, a copy of  the motion to be sent to the matron.  Discussing the financial situation,  Director Grimmett, chairman of the  Finance committee said in February  the receipts and expenditure were about  even, providing all the money receivable  from patients was collected. He agreed  that considering the average number of  patients in the institution was but nine  per day during the month the expenses  appeared to him to be high. The question of outstanding accounts was discussed in relation to the necessity of  getting revenue to take care of current  expenditures, it being remarked that, a  loan would be required now. After considerable debating it'was unanimously  agreed, on the motion of Directors  Tutill and Bond, that President Strickland be requested to do what he could  the president informing that at no 1 imo  had charges been made by the bank for  collecting hospital accounts.  A recommendation of the finance  committee that they be empowered to  obtain a loan of $400 in anticipation of  the government grant was endorsed.  Under the head of general business  Director Grimmett, who at the last  meeting was*elected vice-PresHent, accordingly submitted his resignation as  a member of the finance committee of  which he was chairman, The resignation was accepted with regret, the president nominating I irector Slater as his  successor. Director Taylorjvas named  as a member of the House Committee.  The committees now comprise���Finance'  Directors Slater (chairman), Paton and  Bond; House(committee,Directo*;s Rankine (chairman),'McLean and Taylor.  The House committee reported ihat  necessary repairs had.been dont during  the month ; the committee advised the  provision of a jacket and tank in the  kitchen at a cost of some $50 to obtain  hot water during the summer months,  the cost of inst Ilation would be soon  repaid by a saving in tuel. The com-  m ttee had,too, enquired into the hiring  of a Chinaman to do work in the base-'  ment. They found, said the chairman,  that the matron had the opinion that a  white man could not be procured locally  to do the work, which was kalsoming  and whitewashing, and varnishing the  floor, she always having been accustomed to having such work done by  Chinamen. The course was- followed  without malice.  Directors   Bond   and    Paton    spoke -  strongly against the employment of any  Orientals, eliciting the information that ���  some $7 had been paid to this  one  for  three days work,  It was resolved on the motion of Dir- __ ���  ectors Tutill and Paton that all work at  the hospital shall in future be done preferably by white men, the former stating that while he, himself, employed an  Oriental at his home the job was open  at any time for any white boy who  wanted it.  A communication from the matron  respecting the bread and milk supplies  .was considered, and it was decided that  the secretary take steps to ensure that  all persons desiring to tender for the  supply of milk shall have the necessiuy  tender forms. The tenders for theie  commodities and the groceries were  ordered to stand over for consideration  at a special meeting for the purpose.  A letter was received from the City  Clerk, -H. Priest, formally intimating  that the Council had been pleased to  renew the agreement of 1915 between  the eounciland;the=Board under-which=  the hospital would receive free City  light and water in 1916, the hospital not  to charge for the treatment of indigent  patients.  It was decided to leave to thc House .  Committee the matter of disposing of  the pumping plant, engine tank etc.,  and which was now useless to the institution, and if necessary to advertise  the plant for sale.  Son and Heir Born to  Mr. & Mrs. A.N. B. Rogers  A son and heir having been  born to Mr. and Mrs. A. N. B.  Rogers on Sunday, the popu'ar  manager of the Bank of loronto  and his wife have this week been  receiving the hearty- congratulations of their many- friends in  the City and district.  County Court at Merritt  Is Postponed to April 5th  The Yale County Court, which  should have been held on the 21st  inst. has again been postponed,  following a communication received by Registrar Morgan from  His Honor Judge-Swanson. The  new date has been set for Wednesday , April 5:h. Friday. Mar. 17, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  OST 0ENTRALLY LOCATED HALL  In the City of Merritt  THE    K.- P.    HALL  Has seating accommodation for 300 persons and is open for rent  Public Meetings $4.00 per night.   Dances, Entertainments, etc., $7.00  The foregoing rates include use of Piano, Light and Fuel.  ��� Special Rates to Lodges  For further information apply to Jas. McGrath, E. Staton of W. Cranna  H.P. Lodge meets every Wedneslay at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meet Second and Pourlh Thursdays at 5 p.m.  Publisher  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  Edward C. Bell. -        Editor: Ernest 6. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION     *  Siibsci-ljjtioiis." payable in advance, ?2.00  per year in  Canada.  "ritiiiii.  United SI a'us and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  COAL AND FUEL OIL .  The importation of fuel oil into.this province increased from 5,000,-  000 gallons in 1910 to 1 10,000,000 in 1914, with a much larger  importation iu 1915. This imported fuel displaced an equivalent  quantity of native coal. A ton of coal is displaced by 1 50 gallons of  oil used in its place, so ihat, while five years ago oil fuel took the place  of only 30,000 tons of coal, in 1914, it was a substitute for 700,000  tons. Thc provincial mineralogist in'his annual report gave this as the  principal reason for the decrease of 1,000,000 tons in the coal production.  Comparing the quantities of oil and coal used for fuel in this province in 1910 one per cent of fuel was oil and ninety-nine per cent  coal: whereas in 1914 the ratio was 24 to 76. The reduced output  represents a loss of employment to two thousand mine workers and a  loss lo the province of $ 1 00,000 a year in royalties. Displacement of  coal by oil competition accounts for 1400 men and $70,000 of the  revenue.  The figures are by Mr. Jas. Ashworth, and the News- Advertiser  commenting on them states:  It is nol clear how far tbe situation- will be affected, by the new  federal war lax of half a cent a gallon on fuel oil. This gives a" protection of 70 cents per ton to local coal as against oil competition. But  oil is used in engines specially constructed for this kind of fuel and it is  not likely that the many railway companies, ship owners, or proprietors  of stationary plants will change them to escape the duty of half a cent  per gallon. If it is regarded as a permanent tariff the duty may have  an effect on the purchase of new plant.. Meanwhile, if the province  loses $70,000 a year on royalties on coal displaced in this province the  Dominion treasury gains five hundred thousand dollars a year by the  oil duty.- .The oil duty is equal to 70 cents per ton on coal, and the  coal royalty is only ten cents per ton.  *       *       ���  Financiers should feel at home iri the Air Service, where a good  balance is secured by careful training.  ��� The Kaiser employs several men to impersonate him, so that his real  'whereabouts are unknown.      When things get too hot for him, he  " doubles " and " quits."  The day is coming, say the Germans, when there will be "one flock  and one shepherd���Germany."    And all the sheep black.  Plurality of wives is mentioned as a possible after consequence of  the war. Evidently it is expected th|.t the display of heroism will have  become a habit.  Strong for Lucas  Down At. Hope  The large attendance, perfect  unanimity and enthusiasm that  ruarked the annual meeting; of  the Conservative Association of  Hope reflected the ^determination of conservatives throughout  the province to maintain in office  ond in power the party that restored the credit of the province  and has given stable, efficient  and progressive government for  thirteen years. '���'-.;!  The Secretary, R. J. Clark,  read a telegram; "Express to  meeting my best wishes and urge  preparation for general election.  A. Lucas." The work of the  meeting was the answer.  The election of offi ;ers, all by  acclamation, resulted as follows:  Hon. Pres., Rt. Hon, Sir Robert  Borden and Hon. W. J. Bowser;  Hon. vice-pres., ^ol. J. D. Taylor  AI. P., and A. Lucas, M. L, 'A.;  pres,, T. L. Thacker; vice-pres.,  R. Duckering and W. Grey; sec,  R. J. Clark; treas., A. E. Raah;  Executive Com., W. H. Lucas.  D. P. Campbell, R. H. Wardle,  T. E. Scott. P. A. Patten and M.  ^Alvarez".  What We; Hear  That the rendering of the famous  oratorio "The Crucifixion,"  will probably be given during  the week immediately preced-  ; ing Easter Sunday.        ,      ���  That the soldiers in  the Strath-  ���   cona Horse at. the ��front are  writing home in very jubilant  strains,  having at last   been  granted their horses.  DOING HER BIT-  Belinda's beating bosches in a bus-conductors togs;  Sophronia brings ihe morning milk, and Jean is chopping logs;  Rosalba's seized a hoe and started working on the land���  And Freda's strafing Wagner on a Bechstein Baby Grand.  Dear Mabel at a kiss per man's made listing all the rage  (I'd join a hundred thousand times if   I were but the age).  "Mifawny spends the day and night in stitching bags for sand���  Ane Freda'a strafing Wagner on a Bechstein Baby Grand.  And when I'm roused at early dawn by sounds that might  mean "Zeps"; ���".*''  Or else a bronchial giraffe who hasn't any Peps.  And wonder if our gallant fleet has let the blighters land���  It's Freda strafing Wagner on a Bechstein Baby. Grand'.  Mail Arrangements on  K.V. Starts April 1st  ' Starting April 1, the K. V. R.  will carry mails to and from  Merritt and Penticton and beyond  and that simultaneously with the  innouation a stage will be run  once a week between Merritt and  Aspen Grove postoffices, making:  the return trip on the same-dayy  the actual day yet to be decided  by the postoffice authorities.   ... -  Busy Needles at  Red Cross Meeting  Now is the time to get jour  spring Plat.  The 'Rose. Marche is-  -well equipped to supply you with  the very latest mode?.  Secretary of Nicola Valley  Farmers' Institute R. Dodding of  Xiower Nicola, was in'the city on  business on Tuesday,  Fifteen dollars were added to  the -funds of the Merritt Red  Cross Society at yesterday'_���  meeting by the receiving of a,  donation from the Canford ladies  working in conjunction with the  ladies here. xxx'a.  The goods arid materials needed  for making Red7 Gross supplies  are sent to Canford from Merritt  and monies received as donations  etc., by the Canford society are  handed over to the Merritt funds.  ������;��� A good attendance was present  at yesterday's sewing meeting,  one ..new member joining in Mrs.  R. Strachen.  Cases Before the  Local Magistrate  Chief of Police J. T. Willgoose  prosecuted three cases ' before  Magistrate Morgan in the City,  Police Court on Monday.  Harry Charters, a half breed,  was penalized $5.00 and costs for  being drunk* and causing a disturbance on Quilchena Avenue,  the fine being paid.  Jimmie Mbses.an Indian,found  drunk at the weekend, was fined  $15.00 and costs.. The fine was  paid.  John Shelleen, who was fined  $25 and costs on a charge of  "incommoding a .peaceful passenger" on the sidewalk on  Quilchena Avenue on Saturday  night, did not raise the money  necessary and was sent.to jail  for a month in default. _  The Police Commissioners last  week decided to take strong steps  toward stopping the nuisance of  drunken persons being ,on the  public streets.  That owing to ice jams at local  bridges over the Coldwater  River on Sunday there was  much blasting going on. It is  suspected there was quite a  little too from certain persons  whose Sunday morning sleep  was interrupted by the noise.  That ex-Chief of Police Grundy  has joined the machine gun  section of the 7^i h regiment  stationed at Comox.  "It's Jl11Comfort."  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 hoel  of Merritt.   Hot and Cold Water. Ilooms   with Baths.' Five large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  That there aro 1966 public school  teachers in the Province of B. C.  That according to the Sunday  Pictorial published in England,  Joe Martin has wired his constituents in St.Pancras that he  ��� intends to resume his duties as  their member' in the British-  House of Commons.  There is no truth in the rumour  that a local business house  contemplates putting on an ail  night shift in order not to miss  any s of .the voluminous trade  offering during the night,  / ~:���  That the entertainment to bt-  given by the people of Canford  at the mill tomorrow promises  to be a huge success.  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  _Life& Accident  B.C.  Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  AT DAN MUNRO'S OFFICE  That local fishing devotees art'  busy getting their tackle into  shape for the opening of'the-  season at NicoUi Lake on Sunday, iviarch 26, and thatjf the  opening day is any criterioi.  there should bo sum-j  "goou"  ' fishing this year.  Spent a Holiday  Then Enlisted  Robert H. Farquharson, of J.  H. Greenwood's engineering staff  on the K.V. construction, returned to town last Tuesday evening.  With T. E. Beveridge, he left s  few weeks ago on a holiday trip  through Eastern cities. Tominy  Beveridge wound up his holidaj  in Winnipeg, where he has joined  the 59th Battery Field Artillery,  being always eager to have a  whack at*the Huns.  ���Bob.-Farquharsoni~owing-toa  frozen toe, was unable to pass  the test for the same battery,but  he is contemplating getting into  the Army Service Corps at an  early date. ���  HOSPITAL   REPORT  FOR FEBRUARY  Patients admitted  15  Male ���   1J  Female 4  Discharged  11  Births     3  Deaths     0  Hospital Days 259  Average Number of Patients    9  /Oscar Lochmund, of the B. C.  Copper .Co., came over from  Greenwood at the beginning of  the week, registering at the  Coldwater Hotel on Tuesday. He  conferred with-E. C. Johnson of  the Aberdeen mine respecting  the shipment of copper ore to the  Greenwood smelter, and left lor  home next day.  That steps are being taken to reorganize th'e local troop'of Boj  Scouts, that Howard McL ���&;>.  will again take charge   <>.   u��-  .   SCOUtS, andth.i'   1- lo rM'A-'H (..,���.;  the use of the Armory   on out.  ���day each week can be obtaineu  ' for drill-purposes.   '  -  That the Rev. J. Hyde is  working hard to arrange a fitting  local celebration of the Shake-  ,   speare   Tercentenary,    in    a  >   dramatic presentation o'f ex-  -cerpts from one of the plays of  ''the great dramatist'who was  '' born on April 23, St. George's  day 1564, and died on the same  day in 1616, which will be three  hundred   years   next  Easter  ' -Sunday.  That Germany's declaration of  war on Portugal is the twenty-  "sixthrdeclaration since-July $8,  1914; when Austria began hostilities against Serbie.  That Germany is now officially at  war    with    Britain,   France,  . Russia, Japan, Relgium, Serbia, Montenegro, and Portugal  and still technically at peace  with Il%.  That in the window of a second  hand dealer in town .is the  notice "going out of business,  must sell"  etc.,  alongside of  .   which is a notice that he 3tili  - "Pays highest prices" for ail  sorts of things he wants to  buy.    Rather unusual  to pay  ' h'gh prices for new junk v��hen  slashing the prices on  the old,  " eh.'  That punch says that as soap has  been officially declared as con-  '. traband it is now certain that1  ���Germany cannot come but of  . the war with clean hands.  The. Tacoma   smelter   raised  wages five per cent this month.  "Just for Fun" at the Rex  Theatre tonight. Just fun and  laughter from beginning to end.  That the new vicar of Merritt and  Nicola has made a distinctly  favorable* impression among  those of his parishioners he has  been able to visit,  Only Prime Goods  , muttsn AND PORK  premium bacon and hams  fuesh pure pork sausage    -.-���  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest Quality Highest  Nicola Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH;   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���i>o matter how email  .or.how large.   .   Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P.  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   B.  C.  McLEAN &  CORP  WE HAVE  PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supplies, and Electrical Fittings  Prom A. B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods at Lowest Prices  McLEAN& CORP���   Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  Branch organizations have a double dutv^to per-  . form.   They are expected to do all in theirvpower  _.tG increase the resources of.the common fund and  to see that soldiers' dependents' residing ,in the-  district under their control are hot in want.    In  /     the first, the experience-ol: the past fifteen months  has shown that they may  expect the ready and  generous support o'f 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.  REMEMBER THE WIVES AND FAMILIES  OF SOLDIERS IN.THE TRENCHES  AND  SUPPORT THE NIG0LA VALLEY FUND  I:  /  ���i  t j  vj  i  g^r^^<7^gB5s*i_��w��y^.-'< Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Mar. 17, 1916  ! A National Watchword���  1 THRIFT I  f V  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 proportions.    Interest is added twice, a year." . m-  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $66,767,203  $5,000,000 '  $6,439,382  BANK ofTORONTO  5:  MERRITT BRANCH  ���vv-vvv  ���vvvvw*  _    .     " J,  <��� A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager    .;.  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  'BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Toronto  Voght   Stheet,. Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  6YNOP8IS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  FRANK BOND, -  C. R.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  J. HUTTON,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. &A. M.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave..third Tuesday in-each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially. invited to at-  ' ��� tend.' "    .  "  A. K. Carrington  Secretary  F. Rankine  W M;  L.O. L, 1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular- meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and .third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  J. G. Warren. W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the-present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  Coal mining rights of the'Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may b'e  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 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 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 min  ing rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to-purchase1 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, oi  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  ion Lands..  .  W. W. CORY,  v  Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized publication o|  this advertisement will not be palf  for.���58782.  .  Is of Interest To  All Farmers  A bright and newsy publication, concisely yritten and attractively made up is the first issue  of the Agricukural'Journal which  is being issued by the Provincial  department of agriculture and a  copy bf which is to hand. The  Journal should prove to be of  considerable interest and of great  help to a'l farmersand ranchers  inth9.Provir.ce. Edited by W.  E. McTaggart, who was formerly Market Commissioner for the  Provincial Government on the  Praries, any farmer who wishes copies can obtain same regular,  ly by sending his name to the department.  The journal was strongly advocated by Alex Lucas M. L. A.  who, it will be remembered, explained its objects to the annual  meeting of the Nicola Farmers  Institute held here in December,  Met  in  First  Line Trenches  Boosting Special  By the Chinook  A copy of the special Boundary  to Coast supplement, issued by  the Saturday Chinook, under date  of .March 1st, has been received  by us. The lay-out of the publication is anything but a work of  art. It is replete with pictures  of industrial and rural scenes in  in the district now directly served  by the Kettle Valley Railway,the  edition also contains considerable  readable matter descriptive "of  the Nicola Valley, Southern Okanagan, and Boundary section.  '  Edited by Pat Emery,' who  toured the country a short time  ago, there are several references  to the -Nicola Valley, which, in  consequence will receive valuable  publicity in spheres far beyond  /its borders.  Mining Activity  Around Tulameen  I Palace Bakery f  *     -       :��� *  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc-,?  Hot Pies every Saturday.    |  W.  FAIRLEY, Proprietor |  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  ', Mrs. H. T. Boothroyd and children, and Mr. Alec Coutlee, returned home on Tuesday night  from a visit to Tacoma.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barrett  have taken up residence at tlie  -house owned by-W. Schmock." on  Nicola Avenue.  Mrs. Andrew Dickie and family  returned to the city the first of  the week after" spending a few  months at the Coast cities.  The 1st, 2nd and 3rd contingents o? Canadian Pioneers are  reported to bein France. Several local" lads are in the first contingent of the Pioneers.  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let*-N.-;J^Barwick, the Singer'i 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 machine*  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my store,Granite  Avenue. ,  Lytton Soldiers  Go To Camp  Lytton's complement of thirty  recruits to the 172nd Regiment  entrained this afternoon for their  headquarters at Kamloops amidst great enthusiasm, all the inhabitants of the historic old town  by the Fraser River turning out  to bid them farewell. The party  were in charge of Sergent Mcintosh, who had been drilling  the men at their quarters in Lyt-  toii, where they had been billet-  ted for the past six weeks. The  men were in splendid fettle, and  all ready and anxious to do their  bit for the Empire in the great  war.  Trail school teachers are giving  a day's pay each per month to  (be Patriotic fund."   The total  j will run to almost $300 for 1916.  C..E. Stokes, partner in ihe  Lurky Todd Mining Co., was in  town at the beginning of the  week.  He reports that development  on the Tulameen claims /will be  pushed energetically this Spring  and large shipments will be sent  to the smelter.  Mr. Stokes is very optimistic as  to the success of the venture, especially as there are thousands of  dollars of ore in sight.  All Should Visit  Nicola Friday  If you desire to spend a happv  time, and show your encouragement of the patriotic Guild, form  a party of yDur friends and take  in the-whist drive to be held at  Nicola on Friday next-March^  A right royal time is assured for  all who patronize this effort of  the Guild.  The incoming train from Penticton last Saturday was delayed  twenty-four hours owing to slides  near Princeton.  No Increase in Price  I have seen a few interesting  sights since I have been out here  but I think the most thrilling  were two air fijjhts. On both occasions the German machines  were brought down. I witnessed  the brilliant fight for which Robt.  Loraine.the English actor-aviator  won the Military Cross. In was  a clean, sporting fight, just one  machine against another.  So writes Bro. "Sandy" Strang  of Merritt, in a letter from the  trenches to the Pythian Sisters,  of which he was a member as  well as of the kindred lodge, the  K.P.'s. The letter was addressed  to Sister Mrs. Tom Clark, was  dated January 7, and acknow-  leJged a parcel of tobacco' sent  by the Sisters as a Christmas  ffift.  In his reference to the air fight  in which Robert Loraine figured  successfully, he says, "Fritz was  flying over our lines, a target for  our guns. He suddenly stopped.  One of our machines came on the  scene and the German tried to  beat it back but was too late for  our man just seemed to swoop  down upon him like a hawk.  Rap ! rap !! rap !!.' went his machine gun ahd the German mac  hine started to plane down to  earth, while our aviator circled  round and watched him drop  within our lines. One of the  Germans aboard was killed by  the machine gun fire, tbe other  was unin j ured except for shock  The writer* mentions having  met Charlie Howse-in the first  line trenches. " Charlie was in  charge of a working party of the  Strathcona's," he says, "and he  hunted me up in my dug-out. We  talked about the Nicola Valley  for an hour. I'm afraid I was  hot very hospitable to him, but  you see our dug-out only held  two, and three made it awkward. It was uncomfortoble.  When one turned we all turned."  Hospital Meetings Once  More Wide Open -  To the Public  Press  {Continued from Page One.)  ed to defend the criticism he made  against the doctor in editorials, under  his name as editor, as he was merely  an employee of Mr, Ellis, who he said  might give any information desired at  the office,  The newspaper man then left the  room with the statement "I do not wish  to be the subject of trouble and attack"  While the doctor was laying his complaints against the misleading rep'o'its,  the president intervened to,stop the  speaker.  After a further warm exchange of  arguments on a parlimentary procedure  the ruling of the chair was challenged  and by resolution was not sustained.  Supporting the latter resolution, Director Bond, challenged the member of  the board who gave out the "report"  to declare himself by saying "It was  me." '.   by  In spite of the extraordinary  shortage conditions in the British  Woollen markets I am in a position to show you a surprising assortment of  Tweed, Serge and  Worsted Suitings in  CHECKS, STRIPES and  PLAIN COLORS.  The'same high standard of value  "prevails at the usual, prices. ���  Suits to measure from $18 up  to $40.00  Come and see my samples whilt  the selection is good, you will b-  astonished.  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  Phone 23  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  The incident ended thus���moved  Directors Tutill and Slater-  " That whereas the Merritt Herald  has published untrue reports of the  directors' meetings of Nioola Valley  General Hospital in their issues of  . February 18th and March 3rd, 1916,  no doubt owing to there being no  Merritt Herald reporter present, there  fore be it resolved that this board of  directors heartily deprecates the misleading reports given out to the public _ and requests that hereafter the  Merritt Herald sends its reporter to  attend these meetings and try in future to give more accurate reports of  its proceedings, and further that the  Merritt Herald be sent a copy of this  resolution- to be published in its  paper."  For the motion��� Directors Bond,  Slater, Tutill, McLean, Pa',on ; not voting Directors Grimmett, Rankine and  Taylor. The latter stated he disagreed  with the personal attack on an employee  who was responsible to his employer.  Mi". Whiting, of Ashcroft. wh<  recently took up a position at  Armstrong's' Store left at th-  beginning of the week for Regina,  where he will .make his heme.  L. Price, who was in the hard  Ware department for the pasf  several weeks has returned tt.  the position formerly held by hin.  in D. L. Munros livery and transfer business.  TRY  IT!  ^ii^kril GRCViN ,N CANADA  MILLED IN! CANADA  '^JSM.'    '   "for every home  Ask your Grocer for  Get "More Money" for your Poxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers co_.cc.cd in your section  SHIP TOUR FU��S DIRECT to "SIKUItERT" the lamest  liouse In the World dealing exclusively in NORTH JUILKICAN RAW TUBS  a reliable���responsible���safe Fur House with an unblemished reputation etistinff for "more than a third ot a centurv," a lontr suc-  cesvul record of sending Fur Shippers promp'. SATISFACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "Ehe feiuiliert (Sfjipprr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  " Write for it���NOW���it's FREE  AR   SHURERT   Inr   2S-27 WEST AUSTIN A V��.  . ��>. jnUDblV 1, IDC. De t c 93 CHICAGO. U.S.A.  BUY AT HOME  You don't plant oats upon a hill  A hundred miles away ^  And somewhere eise your corn  to drill  You know would never pay,  You plant at home to get th,e  yield  Whatever crops are grown,  For planting in some other field  Will never help your own.  And it's the same with dollars, *  For dollars too, are seed,  The cash today you send away  Tomorrow you will need  Don't send your cash  afar to  roam  But, wiser, learn to sow;  Just plant your dollar here at  '' home  And watch your dollars grow.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb,* late of Merritt.  A high class hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember > the BRUNSWICK!  Write ahead for reservations.  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade"  Bicyclefittedwith.ffo-'-W-CAniK,  .New Departure or Hercules  Coaster Brake and Hubs, Deta-.  citable Tites, high grade equip,  ment, including Mud- *qn rn  guards, Piitup.&Tools *��'0l)  S^d FREE 1916 Catalogue,  CO pages of Bicycles, Sundries  ana Repair Material. You can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  ' T.W.BOYD4SON,  27 Notre Dame SI. West. Montreal. ,  RECRUITS  FOR   THE  t  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  Y  Y  'Fighting Cariboos'   WANTED   RECRUITING SERGEANT J. LEITCH  Will Le al the  Nicola Valley News Office  EVERY EVENING (except Sundays)  From 7.30 to* 8.30  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y.  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -*-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Regiment  ��������� To Sign up Recruits for above  T  t  T  t  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Persons desiring can be attested  for any Regiment now mobilizing  in British Columbia  HOME SERVICE  WANTED  MEN  t  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  X  Y  Y  Y  t  Y  = ���    ' t  'Y  Y  GOD   SAVE THE  KING Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Mar. 17, 1916  'THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  "Uhe House of tffCerit in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked of Hotels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr.  A. Hoggan, Prop.   |  I  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY.:  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  J. L. DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.    Near City Hall  The Newsy Pars  Mrs. Fred Lauder, of Quilchena  was in the city on Wednesday.  Mr. and Mrs. Lillicoe, of Lower Nicola, were In the city dn  Saturday.  The Rev. Father Wagner will  conduct services at the Catholic  church this week end.  Surprise to Mr.  and Mrs. G. Irvine  Some two dozen friends of Mr.  and Mrs. George Irvine spent a  very enjoyable time on Monday  evening when they visited their  home for a surprise party.  It proved a.complete surprise  but the merry company were  most hospitably received". Whist  and music were enjoyed, the  winners of the whist drive being  first ladies, Mrs. George Irvine ;  first gent, 's, M. Shore; consolation prizes were ably won by  ,Mrs. John Collett and Mr. George  Irvine.  Public Matters  of Much Benefit  Word was received here yesterday from Kamloops* that Tpr. D.  Campbell, of the 102nd regt. had  suddenly been taken seriously ill,  an operation being necessary..  The young soldiers father left on  last evening's train for Kamloops'  The Rev. N. J. T. Thompson  spent the day yesterday visiting  his parishioners in Nicola.  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices and estimates-  on any or all tranches 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  Mrs. Howell John will lead the  subject at Next Monday's Ep-  worth League meeting.  Mr. T. R. Hardiman, of Canford, was among the out of town  visitors in the City on Monday.  G. Lodwick, and daughter  Daphne were in the city on  Thursday.  Nicola Valley  Farmers' Institute  Just to band a full line of  Childrens Wash Linen and Straw  Hats, at the Rose Marche.  Mr. M. A. Durland, manager  of the Merritt Mercantile Co..  has purchased the residence opposite the post office from Mr. L.  Lobsinger.  Received Offer for  Overseas Service  Dr. G. H. Tutill M.- D. this  -week received a communication  from Capt. G. A. B. Hill,' .Assistant Director of Medical Services  offering him a medical appointment with an. overseas unit in  response to his application of a.  few weeks ago.  The doctor, who is anxious to  go overseas,- and who offered his  services a considerable t;me ago,,  -will���we-understand-ticceptKthe  offer if he can* make necessary  arrangements for- someone to take  over his professional work in the  Valley during his absence.  R. Whittaker, of Lower Nicola  who returned recently from Victoria where he was attending the  annual convention of B. C. Farmer' Institutes, was in the city  on business on Wednesday.  F. B. Ward, President of the  Nicola Stockbreeders'Association  has been made a vice-president  of the B. C. Stockbreeders.  N. S. Fraser, train despatcher,  K.V.R., Penticton was a business  visitor in the City on Tuesday,  registering at the Coldwater  Hotel.  Manitoba, by a vote of over  two to one decided this week for  prohibition. The act takes effect  1st June this year.  Mr. and Mrs. George Rankine  left Thursday to reside at Sullivan. Mrs. Rankine will be much  missed as a chorister and worker  in the Presbyterian church.  NOTICE   TO   MEMBERS  Owing to war conditions the price  of Powder supplied  through the  above Institute has risen and is now  $7.00 per case in 100-lb. lots.  R. Dodding, Sec.  Lower Nicola, B.C. __    ��-  At a meeting of the executive  of the Merritt, Middlesboro and  district Conservative Association  held on Tuesday night a communication was read from Supt.  W. H. Stevens, of the Dominion  Telephone Service, intimating  that he was strongly urging* the  provision in the estimates of  funds for the proposed extension  of a telephone line from Merritt  through Mamette Lake to Savo-  na. The need of the work had  been put forward2to departmental officials also to the Hon. Martin Burrell. -~  The proposal for the establishment of telephonic connections  between Merritt and the Cold-  water Valley district by stringing  the wires on K. V. R. poles was  also receiving close attention, he  wrote.  A letter was also received from  the secretary* to the Hon. Martin  Burrell, M.P.,���the latter is stiil  indisposed-���stating that the wire  received from the local Conservative Association would be placed  before the member.  The wire read: "Great satisfaction expressed by all parties  here at imposition of duty on fuel  oil. Recognition like .this is"  most encouraging to your supporters who have been led to  believe there was little chance  of this- fulfilment. Please see  that opposition to tax does not  succeed."  ���:~>*-k--:��>**-:~>->a**k  wvwvv  ..t..*..*.....  W'r.V."^?*.,,l,VV,.H.,rt'Wvv  MILLINERY  !  t   You will,find a nice selection of  ���ilk, Irat  att& ffattmtta  t  i  t  t  I  t,  And a beautiful collection of  ^tmb-mnte Muvmvb $c 3Fra%r i$tf tmf0  %  *  AT   THE  ROSE MARCHE  HATS   TRIMMED to  each, individuals taste at PRICES  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL  *  :_  ������:���*���*���**������****���  ���������:���*****���*���������*������:������*  "C/ie Quality goes IN before  the Name goes ON���'hat's  A   LECKIE   SHOE  Demand LECKIE Shoes  ������See that you get the genuine  .���***********.5"H,******'>-K***^  t  *  *  Quality Seeds  . FULL VARIETY OF '  RENNIES AND FERRYS  GARDEN  SEEDS  Flour  Butter  New Laid Egg*  Cooking Eggs  Pure Lard  Milk  Royal Household  Our Good Value  3 lb. .60;     5 lb. .95,  Alex,  Lucas, member for this  division in the Provincial House,  has been made chairman of the"  committee for Agriculture during  the present session.  " Lieut. C. Tyner, of Lower Nicola, who is attached to the Cariboo Rangers, stationed at Kamloops is laid up with tonsilitis,  according to a message received  here.  This, week's guests at the  Coldwater Hotel included W. J.  Heyes. of Coldwater Valley. W.  Ii. Heighton,-of-Vancouver, -also  T. G. Hastie and' H. F. Front-  hold G.N.R. officials.  Services at St. Michaels Church  on Sunday, are Holy Communion  at 8 a.m,, matins and holy communion at 11 a.m., evensong and  sermon at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday  short evensong and sermon at 8  D.m. Friday, holy communion  at 9 a.m.'with special prayers for  the war.  For Sale.   Cocker Spaniel male  Puppy.   Apply H. Priest  Next Thursday at 9.p'clock,a committee   of  young  men -will  hold  ADANCE  in the Armory in aid of the funds  of the Patriotic Guild.   Admission  $1 a couple, extra lady Xlb.  Refreshments Provided. All Come  '.' The Christian Athlete," will  be the subject of Rev J. Hyde's  sei-moh to the young men of  Merritt next Sunday evening at  the1 Presbyterian Church.  At the Forward Adult Bible  Class next Sunday afternoon at  2.30, a scriptural discussion will  take place,  SEED POTATOES  FOR SALE  Imported "EARLY ROSE"  Suited to the soil and climate of  the Nicola Valley, having been  grown with big results,  Price $3.00 per Sack  Apply Coldwater Hotel, jMerritt  Good Value"'"  All Good and Solid  Large Seeded  Large Juicy -Fruit  49 lb. sack 1.90  3 lbsf. LIS  per doz. .35  per doz. .20  10 lb; 1.90  2 tins .25  at per lb. .20  6-lbs. .25  2 pkts. .25  per lb. .17  Ham  Onion's .  Ra>sins  Prunes -  Prunes in hew 5-lb. cartons, each .70  Evaporated Peaches* in'.new 5-lb. cartons, each .60  Salmon Tall tins;" each .15  Salmon Best Grade " each .25  Quick Custard or Tapioca .For Puddings 2 pkts. for .25  Macaroni "   "   "-----��� * 2 pkts. for.25  Cheese Very mellow,Flavor  Rolled Oats .8 lb. .45,  Oatmeal  Carnation Wheat Flakes  Corn Flakes v  V  per lb.  20 1b.  10-lbs.  per pkt.  3 pkts.  .28  .90  .50  .42"  .25  SPECIAL   CLEARANCE  SALE  of Bread-Butter, Dinner, and Soup'Plates, and  Vegetable Dishes.      See our Windows  THE   MERRITT  ������x��5vK��->****->**-k��^  The " News " for Paying Ads.  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.  Themanagement extend.to all who care to make  the Club their headquarters a- hearty welcome.  MEET ME AT THE  ���.  At  Leading  Shoe Stores  I ECKIE SHOES are made in Western Canada's  *~* largest boot and shoe manufacturing institution  Only the very best materials���very finest leather  ���highest grade workmanship goes into every pair.  LECKIE Boots and Shoes are made' for the climatic  conditions of Western Canada���to give absolute com-'  fort and satisfaction.  ''Che  name  LECKIE  is  plainly  stamped on every  * t  pair    *       ' _ _    - ' -���      * _  Do not accept substitutes.* Every penny you pay  for LECKIE Shoes is ..for SHOES-not for duty.-  Besides getting most for jour money you do-.your  part in keeping Canadian"money at home���when you  wear LECKIE!*..    - '  Built for Wear, Style and Comfort"  "Billy" Fairley Was  Left Standing and ...  A peculiar accident which  might have had very serious con ���  sequences   occurred   yesterday.  While delivering bread in the  Diamond Vale district W. Fairley  pulled his van up'to the sidewalk.  Standing between the wheels and  bending over to reach inside the  van his horse Was suddenly  startled by the rustling of apiece  of paper. .Springing -wildly for-  warJ it broke its way out of the  shafts as quickly as a dart flies  from an arrow. The van did not  move an inch.  - Bill was so surprised, ye ken,  he-muttered in his best-Scotch  7xx !! qpoxx ...2z3s sS?  Tenders Let for Supplies to Hospital  - At a special meeting of directors'of Nicola   Valley -General,  Hospital held on Wednesday last  the business before,the Board  was j expeditiously   transacted.  Vice-President M. L.  Grimmett,  in the-unavoidable absence of the"  president, presided. Tenders for  supplies were opened and examined and three months contracts  were awarded as follows :   -  Groceries���       G. B. Armstrong  Milk��� R.'Marr and W, Schmidt  Bread, table butter and  potatoes���   -"        , W. Riley  Bread���    ' W. Fairley  Meats���        N. V. Meat Market  The board has insisted that the  contracts let for the supply of  ^e_wLnMrAi^^e_whistdrive milk-and-bread-shalL be_divided_  at the Rebeccahs social held last between   ihe   contractors   with  night, and which was wellatten  ded, "were : ladies first Mrs.Cook,  consolation, Mrs. A. Subject;  gent.'s first) Wm. McCreight,  booby, Wm. Fairley���who won a  Winton Six car.  At the Basket Social which the  young peoole connected with the  Methodist Church have arranged  for Wednesdaynexttwo sketches t  will be given., They are entitled  "'An Irish School-teacher'"and a  'Summer Episode.'-' "  ���t'*-:��****.H5.w*.x..x..:..:..:..:..x..x..:.<..  strict impartiality.  The Patriotic Guild met in regular weekly session at the City  Hall "on Monday afternoon, when  ic was decided that if the owner  of winning ticket number 99,does  not claim the 'ollar and cuff set  recently rf filed by tomorrow.Sat-  urday, March 18, another draw  will be made from the tickets  sold.  *  *  -t  ���j*  X'^.:��:��:'<.:��:��:":":'^.:":��:.0"X*^,t'****,!**5***H":*'>'>  tonight:      1  The Altar Society of the Catholic Church ,_       ��  will hold their .. '",-*'       -   , f.  ENTERTAINMENT  ANNUAL  On the above date  IN   THE   REX   THEATRE.  U  A Side-Splitting Comedy:  Jtjst for Fun"  f  t .  ���  i  " [In Three Acts] will be given, the Acts will be ��  ; interspersed with Instrumental Music ���{-  ADMISSION: ADULTS���.50, .25, CHILDREN 15 |  To Commence at 8 o'clock. 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