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 s  THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    Of    MERRITT  THE    NICOLft    VALLEY  Vol. 6i No. 20  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   APRIL 7,   1916  Price 5 Cents  House  oiise to  ined."  entative of Mail Order  ers' Institute Lectures.���County Com  City Council and  Trades Bylaw  Wilt be Strictly Enforced in Fu-  ture.    City  Advertising  Tenders  That a Vancouver firm of wholesale  stationers had extended its mail order  business by circularising people in the  Interior, including Merritt, by offering  to fill "orders for clothing at the closest  Vancouver" prices" was information  tendered by Aid. Greig at the City  Council meeting, when it was decided  to leave to the Mayor to instruct the  Chief of Polic*1 to keep a close watch  on representatives of mail order and  Coast firms who were solicitingbusiness  from local "residents. He said thafrMr.  Eagles, who was in the audience,would  confirm that a representative of a large  departmental store in Vancouver had  solicited business at his home.  Alter discussion as to the protection  the city bylaws gave-to local merchants  who had to combat outside competition  Solicitor Grimmett ruled that any, person soliciting business for the benefit  of firms outside the municipality was  liable to a license fee of not exceeding  $50.00 for every six months and that  such person soliciting without a license'  was liable to a fine up to $250 as well  as being required to take out the  license.  The contract for the City advertising  for the ensuing year' was awarded to  the Herald at a price of 3 cents per line  against 5 cents submitted by the Nicola  Valley News.  In its tender the "News" commented  on the fact that as in their or inion their  tender was the only, legitimate tender  submitted when tenders were first called they .considered it a bad precedent  for thc council' to give tenderers of illegitimate.tenders a second opportunity  of tendering. , ,  ' -"  The previous two tenders having been  hunted up, Solicitor Grimmett, in reply  ' to a query, said the Nicola'.ValleyNews  ,   "(Continued on page 2) ,  Farmers'Lectures  Are Very Helpful  Encouraging Attendance at the  Nicola Farmers' Institute  Gatherings  Representative of  Mail Order Firm  At one of the best meetings held under the auspices of the Nicola Farmers'  Institute since its inaugaration.both as  regards attendance and from the view  point of the helpful advice given by  speakers, lectures of interest to farmers were given in the Council Chamber  of the City Hall on Tuesday night.  In the absence of the president, ,.R.  Whittaker, of Lower Nicola, Director  H. S. Cleasby, who is always to the  front if he can do a pari in improving  agricultural conditions in the Nicola  V.afle^, presided over a gathering of  some thirty farmers and others interested in agi iculture or dairying. A few  ladies were also noticed in the audience.  Robt. Dodding is secretary of the Institute. " K  T. A. Wiancko, who gave an interesting talk on dairy farming and dairy  tppics in general, confined a large part  of his address to advice onthe selection  of breeds and handling of herds to secure the best economic results. .  H. O. English dealt with pointers on  forage crops and seeds for the feeding  of livestock, advocated the production  of seeds of all crops locally, and made  a strong appeal for the Earmers' Insf-  }ute or other local body or an individual  to organize a boys' and girls' club as  was being done in other parts of the  Province.  On Wednesday, at Lower Nicola, the  lectures were continued, while a milk  testing demonstration was also given.  Heavily Fined for   Breaking   of  Trades  License  Bylaw���  $60 and Costs  The Red Cross held- a regular  business meeting yesterday after-  day-.'afternoon. Mostly routine  business was transacted*. The  members .acknowledged with  thanks a donation of $5.00~ from  Mr: A. .Howarth, of IronMnount-  ain.      "       '      .  <  The City of Merritt successfully pi-osecuted a case in the City  Police Court on Thursday which  will doubtless prove of considerable interest to home merchants,  and departmental stores which  do a mail order business.  A fine of $60 00 and costs was  imposed on .Thomas Fleming, an  employee of-Wood wards Departmental Store, Vancouver, on a  charge of soliciting orders for  the sale of goods by retail to be  supplied by a firm doing business  outside the municipality, without  having the license required by  the City of Merritt Trades License Bylaw 1911.  The license fee under the ' bylaw is $50, fcr every six months,  and the maximum ^penalty for  contravention of the bylaw is  $250. and the license fee, $300  altogether.  Magistrate Morgan informed  the defendant -he could appeal  the judgment within ten days.  City Solicitor M. L. Grimmett  and Chief Willgoose prosecuted"  the case.  Witnesses, in Mrs. R. Hebron,  Mrs. J. Sadler, and the Rev. J.  Hyde.alLtestified that on Monday  last' defendant called at' their  respective homes and while he  generally asked if they had had  a copy of Woodwards,, catalogue  '(Continued on page 21   Superb Beauty  Of the Rockies  Judge Swanson was  Chairman  at Rev. Kinney's Lecture  :*" at the Rex  | Merritt Mercantile Company  j.    I BICYCLES!!  X We are agents in the Nic-  *��� ola Valley for tha bicycles  manufactured by the Canada Cycle and Motor Co.,  9 Canadian concern manufacturing in Canada.  Their gcods are well  known for quality. A  shipment has arrived and  and we shall he glad _ to  demonstrate these Cycles  ^1o" aiiy"intenditrg"pufcha_s;_^"  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ^ ers.  i BICYCLES!!  T  T  ���  t  ?  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  BICYCLES!!  Are coming into more  general use every day as  a necessity in business of  all kinds. You avoid the  high cost of operating  found in other means of  conveyance and for short  distance work have a  quick means of travelling  with a minimum of effort  which resolves into anin-  vigorating exercise:   BICYCLES!!  MENS 0UTFITTINGS  A new line juit received including  Underwear Tiea  Hoiiery - Collars  Shoes Caps  Shirts Overalls  Our line of Caps is complete in' latest  and at moderate prices..  tyles  We have a complete line of Spring  REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HOME  Screen Doors, all sizes;  Screen Windows, adjustable;  Screen Wirei all widths  Moiquilo Netting  CHICKEN WIRE, all widths  Garden Tools: Rakes, Field Hoes,   Spades, Shovels  Dutch Hoes, Forks,  SPRAYERS  SEEDS!       SEEDS!       SEEDS!  We have in stock the following Seeds'and can supply immediately in any quantity from stock  - ,       Timothy ���  JBroom Grass  Red Clover Sainfoin  Alsike-Clover     , Alfalfa  White Dutch Clover       Red- Top  Sweet White Clover  Package Seeds of all kinds, Rennie and   Perrv.  5c,   Ioc,   15c  Lawn Grass  Field Peas  Onion Sets  ,_ Shallotts  Western Rye Sundry  and   Ferny,   5c,   I Oc,  Alobasfine  Per large  Groceries  .QUALITY is our frit consideration and  with  PRICES makes a  combination  on  which   we  making good against all competition.  our  aie  . complete range of Shades,  package      -      .50  *T fl fl We will pay a Good Price for Good Second - hand Sacks.  %  Y  ?  ?  ?  T  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ?  ?  ?  ?  Y  Y  Y  Y  ?  Y  Y  t  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  An audience of nearly three hundred  persons was present at the Rex Theatre  on Wednesday night when, under the  chairmanship of His Honor Judge Swanson, the Rev. Geo. Kinney, B. A., delivered a most interesting andinstructive  lecture on "Mountaineeringin the Can-  : dian.Rockies." Most realistically illustrated wilh fine photographs taken  by the lecturer duiing his Alpine tours  the Rev. Kinney's narrative of his ex-  perifcnee in B. C.'s famous mountains  was closely listened to and the pictures  thrown on the screen were greatly admired.  By verbal description and in i icture  the wonderful mountain scenery, with  its-glaciers and precipices, waterfalls  and lake, and river and forest wealth,  the lecturer gave his audience a glimpse  too fir. to the great hazards taken by  mountaineers in scaling the dangerous  snowbound peaks of the Rockies highest  mountains. The views and the relation  ofthe experiences of the Rev. Kinney  in his "captu're" of the famous Mount  Robson provided an outstanding feature  of the lectute.  C. F. Hooper, ably manipulated the  lantern.  In his bright and breezy introductory remarks, Judge Swanson said the  mountains were B. C.'s most valuable  asset,-yet very little did the people  kno\v of them. They were, too, nailed  down so hard and - fast he said, amid  loud laughter.that speculators and grafters could not take them away. They  presented such great wonders and mysteries the people of the Province  could nat learn too much about them.  Those who studied the life, habits  and characteristifs of peoples of mountain covin tries-could, perceive that' the  great mountains formed traits- in- the  national character. In mountainous  countries the people'we're warmly home  loving and patriotic, he instanced Switzerland, where the love of the homeland was so strong that when regiments  were sent away from their country the  army rules forbad the playing of airs  that would remind the soldiers of their  homes. -The intense love of the homeland of the Scottish people was noteworthy, while the same applied to the  Hebrew and the Holy Land.  B. C. was getting less and less aland  of pilgrims who made money' and then  left the country. The people- were becoming more of a mountain dwelling  people' who had a great love of their  homeland. As time goes on the spirit  will become stronger with the increasing of home dwelling trades.  Canadian Patriotic Fund,  The Nicola Valley Branch  List of Subscriptions and Finance Committee's Report for Three months  ending March 31st, 1916.    Middlesboro Mines Subscription  Merritt School Teachers' Monthly Donation  Council Vacancy  _     _ for Alderman  Alderman Alex.Ewart, EastWard  .     , Resigns Seat.  A vacancy for an alderman on Merritt  City Council will exist during the next  couple of weeks, Aid. Alex Ewart, for  .East ward, chairman of the power and  flight committee, and who is generally  conceded as a valuable member in that  capacity particularly, having tendered  his resignation to the City Couucil at  the regular meeting held on Monday.  Owing to the exigencies of his work  at a local mine the Alderman cannot  find time to attend the .Council meetings, which he consideis essential tc  efficient committee work.  To meet the situation, the Council on  the advice of Solicitor Grimmett, deci  ded to lay the letter of resignation oi  the. table in the meantime. DuringApri  J three months from the date when Aid  Ewart was co-opted a member of thi  Board, the seat will be declared vacant,  owing to.the alderman having not beei  present at the meetings, as required bj  statute. This course was felt to be thi  best to suit the desires of the retiring  alderman.  Who wil! succeed Aid. Ewait. is no  known yet. At the last city elections  in January, it wiil be remembered, i  difficulty was found in filling the civi<  offices, four aldermen only, out of six  required, and Mayor Jackson, being  elected by acclamation. Later the  Council exercised its legal privilege of  co-opting Alex Ewart and William Cranna to fill the two vacancies.  Name  Armstrong, G. B  Anderson, L.  Aitken, Wm  Aberdeen, M'g Sy'n  Employees  Ades, F  Aynsley, O. A  Brown, N. J. H  Boyd, J. P  "Butterworth, J. L  Boothroyd, W. H  Barwick, N. J  Bodin, F  Batten, T. J  C. J.  Clark, R. L  Collett. J. H  Common, W  Carr, Nena M  Cowley, John  Corple, W. F  Costigan, D. A  '.joutlie, A. J   i    '  Clarke, T. E  Chapman, J. A  Chapman, James  Currie, Duncan  Cassidy, Mike  Cleasby,. H-. S  Collett Joseph.  Cowan, W. A  Darknell, H. T  Dodding and Sons  Durland, M. A  Dennison, John  Dunlop, J.IL' '  Ewart,- Andrew.  Eastwood,1 Isaac. . .  Ellis, J. W  5���������''.-  Fun, Chow  Forsythe, W.J    ���  Forsythe, H. E  Fairley, Wm  Forschner, Louis  Grimmett, M. L  Gemmill, G. M  Gardner, James  Goodisson, A  Gerrard, S  Graham, Jos  Gordon, A. J  Gillis, Dr. J  Hall, A. T  Hammond, S. J  Howse, A. E  Hardy, Dick  Hooper, H. G  Harbord, V. H  Hunter, John  Harvey, A. D -  Hing, Leong  Hammond, W. J  ���Hansen��IGeo_^ ;���_.  Amount  Subscribed  for 1916  * $  120  24  ��� 24  Hutton, Jos  Hoggan, A  Heslop, W. A  Hoggan, Mro. A  Hooper, C. F  Hunter, Mrs. W  Inland Coal & Coke  Employees  Jackson, H,  Johnston, P  Johnston, Mrs. R  Jackson, W. B    .  Jackson, W. A  Johnson, E. C  Johnson, W. E  Jackson, A  Kay. A  Kamigochi, T  (left country)  King,D;'  Kinney, Geo  Kirby, S  Lodwick, G. H  Larcombe, R. F  (enlisted)  Loewen, C. J  Langstaff, W. R  Lauder, W, M  Lauder, F. D  Lyons, Geo  Leitch, Jack  Lillicoe, J  Leitch, H  Langley, J. W  Morgan, J. S  Martin, H. D  Methuen, R  Millar, F.W  Marshal), J  Mackintosh, I. R  12  25  48  60  25  24  36  12  80  100  60  12  24 -  12  24  48  60  24   -  24'  24  12  12  120  60  12  18  120  48 >  12  24 ���  12,  24  12 X  6  24  60  36  60  120  30  12  24  12 '  120  60  60  10  120  12  24  60  24  24  6  24  24  12  60  12  60  12  12  12  12  3  12  30  60  12  60  12  Amount  Received  to date  $  30  6  6  15"  3f  12  7 *  6  7.50  2  25  10  5  2     .  5  5  6  2  8  3  30  30  12  12  4  4  S*  1'  6  10  30  7.50  2  6  2  20  15  15  1  1  30  6  15  4  6  1.50  6  6  15  2  -. 1  107,  2  ��2  50  .50  .50  10  3  12  1  24  ,.  12  6  50  5  60  15  12  2  60  10  48  12  25  28  60  15  24  6  60  15  24  8  12  �� i  50  120  20  24  6  12  2  24  4  12  .2  60  10  Name  Amount       Amount  Subscribed     Received  Madden, James  Mullett, H  Morrissey, L. E  Maughan, J. A  for 1916  $  24  24  12  12  McDonald, J (enlisted)   24  Mclntyre, M 60  McStay, T 12  Mcintosh, C 12  McGoran, A 60  McLean, P 12  McKay, W. A 12  McLean, H 12  Nicola Valley News 24  Orme, J. L 36  Okata, L 12  Pollard, R 60  Paterson, J 24  Palmer, Mrs. J 60  Priest, H,=- 24  Price, L. J 12  Pearl, S 12  Proctor, W 12  Plummer, Rev. A. H      12 '  Rogers, A. N. B 60  Round, A. J. M 30  Ransom. G. F     . 60  Rankine, A. F 60  Royle, J 12  Rolfe, W. N 78  Reid, R. B 24  Khodes, E. W 24  Reid. F. A 30  Royds, M.. B   _,.   -       12*;  Ransom, H. D  Strickland, A. W 120  Simpson & Cr nna. 24  Smith, A. W 12  Smith, James". 12  Smith, Mrs. L'    / - 3 '  Smith, Wm-   '-  ���  .    . ������    2  Smallett, J 25  Small, J 24  Schmock & Spowart 12  Straohan, R 75  Sadler, J. W . 24  Thomas, R. L 24  Tutill, Dr 100  Vanhear, R. J' 24  Wilson, J 24  Ward, H. H 24  Williams, E. R 12  Whittaker, R 36  Woodward, R. M 24  Wickham, Lew 12  Woodward F J2  Woodward, Marcus 12  Winny. C. M 24  Wilson, D. C 60  Welfare, Wm r 12  Willgoose, J. S' 12  Winch, H. 12  Yamaguchi, Sad  (left Country) 12  to date  9  6  6  3  2  2  10  5  10  6  6'  ;  3  15-  6  10*  .  8  3  1  1  3  15  7.50  15  1  13  6  -1  1-  -30  3  2'  . 3  '7.  6  13  2  6  25  4  2  2  6  2  5  15  3  3  .25  $5194     $1125.75  Sundry Cash Donations  Cash  Donations  1  1  McAvoy, J  Fish. Jim  T. C  Gillespie, John  Beairsts, R. P  Mar, Leong  Hang, Ah  Guichon, L. T  Guichon, J. A.  Guichon, J. F  Guichon Jas. Sr  Clarkson,  Grote, A. W  Hyde, Rev.  McKendrick, A  Harry (Jap) Nicola  Ward, F. B  Douglas Lake Employees  Charles, H. B  Presher, F. R  Howarth, Geo  Fisher, W. M  McBride, T  .25  1 1  12.47  2  2  50  60  50  100  1  1  5  10  5  150  34.25  .5  1  5  10  10  ?506,97  (Continued on page 3)  Mr. E. C. Johnson, of the Ad-  erdeen Mine Syndicate, with his  wife and family,1 will arrive from  Seattle tomorrow to take up permanent res-'dence at Lower Nic,  ola,  - r   .������f-a^-JT. Friday. Apeil 7, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  FOR SALE���GASOLENE PUMP  AND ENGINE  Can be inspected at the Nicola Valley General  Hospital,  Merritt, B.C.  THE   NICOLR  VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  Publisher: Edward C. Bell -        Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  U  I   FORGOT"  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in advance,  $2.00 per year in  Canada.  Britain, United Sta*es and Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News. P.O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  MAIL  ORDER   HOUSES  The successful prosecution by the civic authorities of a mail order  representative of a Vancouver Departmental Store, who was heavily  fined for contravening the Trades License Bylaw by soliciting for a  firm outside the city, without taking out the license required, shoulJ be  welcomed by the business section of the community. Mail order  houses generally, are thus told in vigorous, plain and convincing language  that if business conditions in Vancouver are so bad that outside orders  must be solicited from the legitimate field of the country town merchants  then Merritt is a poor place to send to.  Local merchants will be glad to see that the bylaw which protects  their businesses from unfair outside competition is not a mere scrap of  paper lying unopened in a dusty docket.  If this City is to progress and prosper to the extent its potentialities  promise then no steps should be left untrodden in the direction of protecting those who are heavily invested and doing legitimate business in  the City. We must conserve our resources if we wish to build up a  City financially stable and capable of self development. When the  time comes that we shall see the proprietors of the big departmental  stores "carrying" Merritt's idle workmen through hard times,subscribing  to our churches, patriotic and social endeavors.and paying rent.and rates  and taxes into our city treasury, then will be the time for us to show  them more consideration.  In the meantime we trust that our City officials will continue to exercise their powers to the full extent in protecting our legitimate business  interests.  IMPROVING CONDITIONS  The commerce and industry of British Columbia seem, by all the  signs and imports, to have passed the point of low ebb, and the' tide is  once more on the flow. The betterment of conditions is not yet so  strong that everyone feels the full effect, but even the most cursory examination of the position will show that the improvement is definite and  encouraging.���Industrial Progress and Commercial Record.  ���       ���       ���  From a perusal of the financial statement of the local Patriotic Fund  for the three months ending March 31 st it appears that although $5,194  was subscribed, and over $ 1600 in cash sent in to the treasurer, the  only expense on the fund was $2.00 for stationery. Surely a gratifying return.  Can't I touch your hearts with  Pity,  Can't I make you see the right,  Ye that dwell in town and city,  Safe and sound both day and  Can't I make you feel the> terror.  That the Belgian peasant knew?  Can't I make you see your error,  Can't I make you pay your due?  Every month you are forgetting,  Those who suffer now for you,  Sacrifices you are letting  .Pass unnoticed from your view.  Surely you'are not so cruel,  That I cannot touch your heart?  Well I know you're smouldering  fuel,  Needing breeze to make it start.  If a little selfish only,  Just a little blind 'to pain,  Think you of his wife so lonely,  Whom he may noi see again.  You have got your children round  you.  And your wife sits by your side,  What of him, who's fighting for  you. . -,  That your home may still abide?  Had he shrirked; you know the  German,  Would have crucified your soul,  As he did to gallant Serbian,  Or in Belgium took his toll.  You forgot! you mean to tell me,  You forgot! how much you owe?  You forgot! ah, well it may be,  You'll remember as times go.  You'll remember, when in anguish  You are praying to forget,  How ycu let his poor wife lan-  quish, .  Stranger things have happened  yet- ."  One day you  must  face   your  Maker, . .   ������  When the'tide of life shallfall,  Leaving bare behind each breaker  Your forgetfulness to all.  Then your shame willbe uncovered,  God's sad eyes shall gaze on  you,  All your selfishness discovered,  And your foolish meanness too.  Let the flame now catch the lumber,  Warm your hearts'with new  . delight,  You forgot but in your slumber,  Now awake! you'll do the right.  "Justin" Wi'lson, "  Nicola.  Representative of Mail  Order Firm Pined  (Continued, from Pase One.)  he did not solicit any business.  Another witness, Mrs. Eagles,  said defendant asked her if she  had a catalogue. She said no,  but would like one. She told of  a past experience with the firm  arid of a difference over a tent  purchase, also that defendant  asked "if there was anything-you  would like this morning."  Questioned by accused, witness  was not sure if he had really  solicited an m-der, but she had  that impression.  Defendant said he was employ  ed by the Vancouver house to revise their mail order catalog list  and prevent losses by catalogs  being sent to addresses but not  delivered. He had riot the slightest intention of soliciting business  arid did not solicit any orders in  the city;  Solicitor Grimmett argued that  defendants action in personally  introducing the firm's catalogs to  residents in the city and his e��i  quiries as to business .transacted  with his firm made-defendant  liable under the bylaw, as the  presentation of catalogs on which  goods were sold in their mail or  der business, was for no.other  purpose than to solicit business  and could not be construed to  mean anything else.  E. B. Euddock, late of this  city, left his home at New Westminster on Thursday, of last  week for Kamloops to become  attached to the 172nd Battalion.  City Council and  Trades' Bylaw  (Continued from Page One.)  original tender was the only .unconditional one received, and that the tender  of the "Herald," with the proviso attached, could only have been accepted  unconditionally.  Aid. McGoran took exception to the  News "criticising" the action of the  Councirjn their tender,;, although he  would not mind the criticism appearing  in the newspaper.  Aid. Greig~inf6rmed"that he"moved  that the News be given the contract  for the reason that the Herald's proviso���"provided the Herald'has no, opposition in the city during, thel entire  period" was a nasty, sarcastic slur. He  could not agree'with the News comment  on the Council's action, at the same  time the Council should consider that  objectionable slur and accordingly respect the "News" tender, even though  the price" was two cents higher.  Eventually, Aid. McGoran and Jackson moved that the Herald be given|the  contract. The only other aldermen  present, Aldermen Greig and Cranna  did not vote.  The water and light committee were  given power to act in an application by  L..E. Morrissey, J. A. Simpson and E.  R. Williams for an electric light extension to the tent used by thero .'near  the Coldwater River.  A communication from the Canada  Generul Electric Company respecting  an account was left to the finance com  mittee tb'deal with while a batch' of  accounts were passed for payment- when  funds were available. .        ,  The board of works was delegated to  consider, and if necessary, act Tn the  suggestion of City Clerk Priest tha!  the Voght Park te fenced in. ;Thework  could be done by prisoners.  A property plan submitted by P. McLean was reported to be in order and  approved.  By general consent the introduction  of the finance and trades licanse bylaws  was again deferred.  Reserve Judgment  on Co-op. Issue  Judge Swanson and Repayment  of Share Capital to Members  Judge Swanson in the County  Court this week gave judgment  for the Merritt and District Industrial Co-operative Society in  its claini against William Young  for $39.00 for goods supplied, and  reserved his judgment in a  counter .claim for the return of  $43.'00 share money held by defendant in the Society.  The judge ruled that the  amendment to the Society's rules  to prevent withdrawal of share  money was illegal, the proceed-,  ings having been irregular. As  to whether or not the defendant  had debarred himself from claiming payment of his share money  by his ."conduct, in acting as a  member of the committee after  the alleged amendment was made  will be stated in the written  judgment which will be transmitted to Registrar Morgan  shortly. The judgment is being  looked forward to' with interest.  For plaintiff : M. L. Grimmett;  for defendant: J. A. Maughan.  The case, A.McGoran vs. Gillis,  for $27.00 for lumber sold and  delivered in 1912 was adjourned  until the next session here, the  application of AttorneyClayton,  of Pentieton, for the defendant,  having been granted by His  Honor on payment of the costs of  the day. For the plaintiff: J. A.  Maughan.  - -Among-the- applications���for.  naturalization granted were those  of F. W. Crowder,' rancher, of  Aspen Grove, and George Step-  Hens, also some half dozen Japs.  Patriotic Fund  Steadily Rising  Committee  Decided to  Publish  List to March 31st.  Epworth League  Officers Elected  1 Following are the officers of  the Epworth League elected at  the, annual meeting held on Monday night. President", Mrs. H.  Johns; vice-presidents,F. Thompson, John Dodding, Miss Fairley.  Miss Clunie; secretary, Mrs.  Young; treasurer, Miss S. Dobbie.  Rather than hazard the risk of giving  the slightest offence to subscribers who  through'inp fault'^of their own have allowed their subscriptions to the local  branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund  to become in arrears .the general executive in meeting ;on Tuesday deciied  to expunge the previously passed resolution calling for the. publication of the  full lish of promises and arrears. Instead it was decided to publish a list,  compiled up to March 31st, showing the  amounts subscribed and paid in, as--an  official acknowledgement of receipts  for the first quarter of the year.  President M. L. Grimmett presided  over the meeting. There was a" small  attendance.  The treasurer's report showed* that  there was but $380 in arrfears for the  quarter. .-Before the^above "mentioned  resolution was passed he suggested thai  after the quarterly list was published  notices of delinquency might be issued  giving'thirty days notice 10 subscribers,  then to publish the individual amountb  in arrears to Mar:h 31st.  "This isa fund to fill a crying need,"  stated Secretary Kinney in urging that  subscribers pav their instalments as  early as possible. Mr. A. E. Howse  -also appealed for greater promptness  by subscribeos in carrying out; their  great duty of prov ding for the dependents of those fightirg at the front}  ���. A' communication was received- from  F. Nation, Secretary of the Provincial  Fund, stating his willingness' to again  address a meeting in Merritt in support  of the effort to awaken the people of  the Nicola Valley to the ~ importan ,e,of  maintaining.a steady flow of money, to  the fund on which so many families of  soldiers- depend for sustenance while  their wage earners are>t the. front.  The financial reports showed that  some"$8^700"had been"subs"c~rib"e"d'on"the  lists including $56.502for January j arid  $51.50 for'February from; the Coalhill  mine. At Canford the list would be  taken round shortly when a donaaion  was expected from every man in both  the day and night shifts. At the mill  $G00 odd had been promised by two or  three of the management. Besides they  could.iook for substantial subscriptions  from, both the Alaric & Hay t>s and Patchett logging camps. The railroad men  and Provincial police, it should not be  forgotten, ��� were subscribing through  their headquarters.  Work Resumed on  Hope Cut-off  A crew has already been put  to work on the completion of construction of the Hope section of  the K.V.R., and it is expected  that a start will be made from  this end of the line towards the  end of the month.  The evensong of the frogs is  once more heard around the city.  Six Candidates  Pass Examination  ' All six candidates who entered  were successful at the, examination in' first aid work conducted  by Dr. J. J. Gillis on Sunday under the auspices of the St. John  Ambulance Association. In his  report the doctor states, that all  the candidates showed very good  knowledge particularly in artifi  cial respiration, stretcher work,  and hand seating.of injured. M.  McKibbon and W. C. Stone have  won the medallion, E. Hallinan,  the second voucher, G. Walker,  Robert Brown and J. F, Brown,  first year certificates.  er  "It's M Comfort."  9  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 hotel  of Merritt. ������������'.   " _.'  Hot and Cold  Water. Tifioms   wilh Baths. Fioe large Sample Rooms��  Alt Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C.  Life  "Globe Indemnity of  Canada  Only Prime Goods  PRIME   BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACON 'AND HAMS-i  FRESH 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���no matter, how small  -  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  IP, O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   IB.  G.  PHILIP    McLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates.given on any kind of 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  vthe 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 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. .    ,  REMEMBERTHE WIVES AND FAMILIES  OF SOLDIERS IN THE TRENCHES  AND  SUPPORT THE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  J Three"  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   April 7, 1916  I A National Watchword���    !  THRIFT  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.  V  ���  f  i  Ti  H_e  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $66,767,203  $5,000,000  $6,439,382  BANK ofTORONTO  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  ,j.,j,.X'*��K*****4*********^  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.LB.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   rUBLlC.   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J-  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor ,     Notary Public  Solicitor for ihe Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  ��� * Opposite Coldwater Hotel  ti va  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A, 0. F.  FRANK BOND,  ,    C.-R.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall on the^fourth  Monday of every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  j/HUTTON,'  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  ~    A. F. �� A. M.  i  A'. P. Rankine  .    ,W M.  Regular meetings- in Masonic  Hall, ' Granite  : ave. third Tuesday in each month  "at8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to at-  - tend. -  A. R. Carrington  Secretary  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU-  t  LATIONS.  Military Notes  of Local Interest  Soldier's dependents of the Nicola  Valley who are receiving allowances  from the Canadian Patriotic Fund  .and desire any information whatso- j  ever regarding same are cordially  invited to communicate with the  Secretary the Rev. Geo. Kinney.  Thos. L. Wallace.of Collettville  has enlisted-for Overseas.  miniag i  L.O.L.,  1701  t Merritt Lodge  , Regular meeting? in the Oddfellows'  f- Hall on the first and ''third Fridays in  k each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  j' meet on the l'4th of each month.  B; Visiting Brethren are cordially.invited.  J. G. Warren. W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  ���.;.$.K**$**#*>H>*4**$#^IK"K'/:'  I Palace Bakery |  & Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc |  * ��� Hot Pies every Saturday,    ij.  �� W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor |  IMP0RTANTJ0H0USEWIVES-  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories ' and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of ?1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant 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 accompanied by a fee of ?5, which will be re  funded if the rights applied for are nol  available, but not otherwise. A royal  ty shall be paid on the merchantablf  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 mer  chantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least -once' 'n  year. '   ,        *      -   ^\ !',  The lease will include the^coal min.,  Ing rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever avail  able surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at' the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department'of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dbmin  Ion Lands."  W. W. CORY, .  Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B.���.Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not he pay  for.���58782. ;     '  J. Gray, who was working on  K.V.R. construction, has joined  the Pioneers for Overseas service.  Otto Laux, of this city, who  has been working on the local  section of the K. V. R., enlisted  yesterday for the Pioneers.  R. Hogg has transferred from  the 30th B. C. Horse to the 72nd  Highlanders (new battalion) now  being" mobilized.  ** _____ ___  Another of Merritt's respected  citizens in Wm. D. Cartwright  has signed attestation papers for  the 172nd C.E.F.  financial Statement of  Patriotic Fund from  January to March  (Continued fr"m Pase One.)  FINANCIAL   STATEMENT  i As at March 31, 1916  RECEIPTS  Amount paid in subscriptions  as above $1125.75  Cash donations as above 506.97  Printing and Stationery  donated by local papers  , "Herald'''. 5.00  /   "News" 3.0fi  Bank Interest 4.10  7 $1644.82  EXPENDITURE  Remittance to Provincial Headquarters $1,600.00  Printing.and Stationery 10.00  Balance on hand                             34.82  $1,644.82  SUPPLEMENTARY  Joseph Coutlie, Jr. and Robt.  Chsrters, two cow-boys from  Douglas Lake, have signed up  with Sergt. Leitch for the Cariboo regiment.  Merritt and district members  af the 172nd Battalion, C.E.F..'  (The Fighting Cariboos) who  arrived in the city last week end  included Privates J. McDonald,  Peter Duncan, M. Ovington, T.  Watt, A. Carrington, J. McStay,  J. McFarlane and J. Hobson.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BR0NSWICK HOTEL  1        v cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  Jr B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac-  bhine in good order for the Fall Work.  card or telephone call to 26-A; will  ring him to your door. Old machines  ;aken in part payment for new ones.  S'ee the new models at my store,Granite  .venue.  i  f  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.  .has. P. Hooper  'pp. Schools Merritt  A high clan hotel with reaionable ratei  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  PR. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember__the- BRUNSWICK -  Write ahead for reservations.  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade  Bicycleiittctl with Kottei Chain,  New Detail ute or Hercules  Coaster Brake and Hubs, Detachable Tit es, high grade ��jui]v  ment, including Mud- *nn en  gii-irus,rump,-(Tools idi.Ou  Se,,d FREE i 916 Catalogue,  'for  60 prices of Jlicyctes, Sundries  anaHefiair Material. You can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T. W. BOYD & SON.  27 noire Dame SI. West, Montreal.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  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 Meiritt, B.C., has been this day dissolved  by mutual consent.  All debts due to the said partnership  are to be paid to Philip McLean, Mer-  _itt, B.C., arid all partnership debts  will be paid'by him.  fl Philip McLean  ' Frank R. Corp  Merritt, B. C.  April 5th, 1916.  Eight strapping- and kilted  members of the 72'nd Highlanders arrived in the [City at the  beginning of the week to spend  seven days leave of absence with  their- families and frien.ds. These  overseas men, who looked particularly fit, are W. Baxter, J. Sco-  bie. R. Ferguson, W. L.~ Hay,  W. Berkley,. S. Reed, H. Riley  and H. Hogg.'  Lieut. McMurray,, of Vi;toria  who, was in the district last week  end recruiting for the l'st Canadian Pioneers left on Monday  for Princeton. He wiil visit  Keremeos, Okanagan points and  tour the Interior. He is looking  for carpenters, miners, bridge-  men and other tradesmen. AH  signed up are assured of leaving  at an early date for > England.  Those who signed from 'Merritt.  were the brothers George and  Anthony Jacques.  College graduates, undergraduates, advanced High School and  Normal School pupils, law students and others of similar education, tastes and interests, are  wanted for the 196th (Western  Universities) for overseas battalion C.E.F., which is at present  being organized in Manitoba,  Saskatchewan, _Alberta and_Brit__.  ish Columbia. B.C. will furnish  one company whose headquarters  is at the University of British  Columbia, Vancouver, Sergeant  Leitch, of this City, has application forms for' those wishing to  enlist,  Be'ow is given a supp'ementery list  of subscriptions received by the treasurer since March 31st, and up to four  o'clock yesterday afternoon.  Rankine A. P.  Howse A. E..  Lodwick G.  Maughan J. A.  Bodin F.  Morgan J. S.  Plummer Rev,  Rhodes E.  - Welfare Wm.  Macintosh I.  A. H.  R.  $15  10  5  1  3  10  1  1  12  5  $68  Teachers'   Subscriptions  As forecasted in the "News" of two  weeks ago, the school teachers at Merritt public schools have offered to do-  nate'one days pay each per month to  the local brandh of the Patriotic Fund.  Principal L. E. Morrissey yesterday  informed treasurer Strickland that the  staff of eight teachers would, beginning  April 1, subscribe in a body the^sum  of $20 monthly to the fund.  Subscriptions From Middles-  ' boro Miners  $146.75 was the donation of the Middlesboro Collieries for the month of  February. ,At the express wish of the  subscribers the cheque was sent direct  to the Secretary of the Provincial Fund  at Victoria, ;who'has written to the  local fund secretary-intimating that  the sum will be credited to the Nicola  Valley.  " What North America owes to  South America," is the topic for  consideration at next week's Epworth League  meeting.   Topic)  leader, Mrs. Young.,        , 'j  \.<i ���  The name of Lieut C. R. McDonald. Landing, Saskatchewan,  appears under the heading "Severely Wounded" in the casualtj  list announced this week. Licuf  McDonald was in Merritt earlj  in January, coming over from  Victoria to recruit local miners,  bridgemen and others for the  No. 2 Tunneling Co., Canadian  Engineers. He obtained some  half dozen or so recruits >whc  quickly entrained for Calgarj  camp, eventually proceeding to  England and France. After leaving the City and before going to  Calgary the Lieut nant visiter1  Kamloops and other neighboring  places. A man of fine physique,  being well over six feet in height,  and ,proportionally built, th(  many citizens who met Lieut McDonald here will wish that his  splendid constitution will bring  for him an early recovery - frorr  his injuries. *       '  Pedigree Bulls for  Local Ranchers  R. L, Clarke, the well known  Nicola rancher arrived home on  Tuesday after a trip to Ontario  where he purchased for ranches  in Nicola district 40 head of fine  bulls. 39are Durhams of remarkably fine breed and condition.  "Bob" was assisted in hisselect-  ion by the owner of some of the  best pedigree cattle in Ontario.  The purchasers are the Guichons  at Quilchena, Douglas Lake Cattle Co., W. -M. Lauder and Mr.  Clarke himself.  After workirighardinthegar-  den���clearing the land, tilling the  soil, sowing the seed���nothing is  mor aggravating or disheartening than to find the seed sown  was no good���old and infertile.  Save yourself this trouble by buying your seed from the Merritt  Mercantile,    iried and tested.  No Increase in Price  In spite of the ��� extraordinary  shortage conditions in the British  Woollen markets I am in a position^ show you a surprising assortment of  Tweed, Serge and  Worsted Suitings in  CHECKS, STRIPES and  PLAIN COLORS.  The same high standard of value  prevails at the usual prices.  Suits to measure from $18 up  to $40.00  Come and see my samples while  the selection is good, you will be  astonished.  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  Phone 23  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  Get "More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in your section  SHIP YOTJIt FPKS D1KIXT <o "SHUKEllT-tlic largest  liotibc in the World dcillng exclusive^ in KOSKI MILRICAN RXVI FUKS  a rcl-able���rospon-'blo���bale 1 ur lloiis-e v.,in n:i unblemished reputation existing foi more than a third ofacenturv." alone suc-  I'vVJ?1 r,ecn.rd"C'.e .dinir I?urShippersni-.>mr>..SATlSFACTORY  AND IJK01ITABLE returns. Wpte for "Clie i&fjuiitrt fSfjipptr,"  the only reliable, arairute market report and price list published.  WHIb for it���NOW���it's FBKE  A B SHUBERT Jnr 25-27 w^taustin ave.  _��.. a. onuDciv 1, jinc. Dept c 93 Chicago, u.s.a.  ���^������^���<M$��^*<M$M^  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  RECRUITS  FOR   THE  'FightingCariboos'}  WANTED  RECRUITING SERGEANT, J. LEITCH  tn ,-.  "i..5V')rfW_.  f  T  Y  Nicola Valley Newis Office  EVERY EVENING (except Sundays)  From 7.30 to 8.30  ��������� To Sigh up Recruits for above  * Regiment  f ��� ���  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  ��� Y  Y  Y  X  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y.  ���Y'  ���t"  ���>  f  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���>  Persons desiring can be attested  for any Regiment now mobilizing %  in British Columbia X  Y  z  HOME- SERVICE- MEN  WANTED  GOD  SAVE THE KING  t  ���f  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  *5^^*^^^^^^^^^^^***4**^^^^^^^^^I*  $250.00 REWARD  The al)ove Reward will be paid fo anyone giving information which will lead  to tlxz conviction of any person or  persons Stealing or Hilling any Cattle  belonging to the B. C. Pruit Lands,  Limited.  By Order,  Henry F. Mitten, Director.  Provincial Constable W. Bell,  accompanied by Constable Farr  of Nicola and P. McLean of this  city drove out to Quilchena in his  new car on Sunday afternoon.  One of the largest fish ever  seen in our city was on view at  the N. V. Meat market the first  of the week���a salmon weighing  forty pounds,  \ .-^-���'XrK'X       'Xf   x :��� THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  >   Friday,   April 7, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  ''Che House of Merit in  MERRITT,  B. C.  I  We have one of the best thought of and most talked of Hctels in B.C.  R1IROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  A   a   r   s        M���r A- Hoggan, Prop.  D. A. Costigan, Mgr.  >  I  SEED  Notice :  FOR  SALE  You will find a nice selection of  The public is hereby notified that a limited RUantity of T<*M  Seed G��in grown on the Experimental Dr, Farm at Qmkhena > for  sale at the following prices:  Official Ger  Save  !  YOUR HORSES FEET  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  " SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  BLACKSMITHING  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices   \  j. lTdunlof  Nicola Ave.    Near City Hall  HIGH GRADE  Plurtibing  N Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRER. '  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape'  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS ft TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  Police Report  for March  Charged With  Cattle Stealing  . On the prosecution of the Nicola Stockbreeders Association,  Phil Cameron and Nqyembei  Gottfriedson were sent for trial  by Magistaate Rolfe at Nicola on  Monday, on a charge of stealing  a calf, owned by the Douglas  Lake Cattle Co,, last fall. The  trial will likely take place at  Kamloops next month. M. L.  Grimmett, barrister,. is acting  for the Stockbreeders Association  and the accused have retained  Mr. Mclntyre, of Kamloops.  W. Mclntyre. of Lillooet, arrived in the City last night, on a  visit to his baother Murdock, pro-  piietor of the Coldwater Hotel.  Mrs. Thompson, wife .of the  new vicar of St. Michaels arrived  in the,City last night from North  Vancouver, and has taken t up  permanent residence here.  Flour, this week,' took a leap  in price, 30c. per barrel. Sugar  too is steadily increasing in price  If you read the.'Cash! Store ad:  you will find the prices for these  staple articles are the same as  before; They purchased when. .  the market, was low, and their v  customers get the benefit.  ���"��� Mr.~ and Mrs. H. Forsythe, accompanied by Mr. "'and Mrs.  .Wilson and infant son, -of Quil-  ;cHena, drove to the city last Sun-  day*,mbrning. In the.afternoon  the child wafi christened by the  Rev. N. J. Thompson in.the Anglican church, after .which the  party returned to Quilchena.  W. J. Hayes left yesterday for'  Camloops. The Alaric and Hayes  logging camp will start for the  summer work in about a week,  with some fifteen men employed |    at the start, and more as soon as  Chief of Police Willgoose in his the camp is ready fon them. "A  monthly report, for March, shows busy and profitable season,rstt the  that during'the month there were Coldwater camp is anticipated,  seven cases before the court in from which Merritt w.ill largely  ���which fines were imposed and!benefit.  paid.   One unfortunate was ser  Variety  Red Fyfe Wheat   Marquis Wheat   ........  Prelude Wheat .........  Kubanka Wheat   .......  Prussian Blue Peas .....  Canadian Beauty Peas . ..  2 Kowed Chevalier Barley  Mensury Barley  White Hulless Barley  Smyrna Barley   Gar ton No. 22 Oats   O.A.CNo.,72 Oats   Abundance Oat. ;'...���. ... ...... 98  Sixty Day Oat : : . . . . :.". . .99  _ initiation Test  .98%    per cent  .  . .99% per cent  .  ..97      per cent  .  . .94% per cent  .  ...93      per cent .  ..94% percent .  .100 '   per cent .  1.97    'per cent .  .. .97% per cent .  .86      per cent .  .97      Per cent  99% per cent  per cent  per cent  Price per lb.  .3%c per lb.  .3%'   per lb.  per lb.  per lb.  per lb.  per lb.  per lb.  per lb.  per lb.  per lb.  per, lb  ..3%i  ..3%  . .''&.  ..5  ..3  ..3  ������3,  ..3  ..2%  .2%  .2%  .2%  .2%  per- lb.  per, lb.  per lb.  per lb.  i        And a beautiful collection cf .��  ���=    AT   THE ' &  ROSE MARCHE i  T  ��� ��� ���>  HATS   TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL  t.  ���>  %  *������  .;..;..X"S"*"H"&**  n���t ..99 % per cent      Banner Oat    ,���;   " '*       -  Sacks will be supplied but will be charged for at actual cost.  TERMS: Cash with the order  Address all enquiries to :  E.  BROOKLAND, Manager  Experimental Dry Farm, Quilchena, B. C.  Miss Betty Munro, of' Nicola,  was visiting in the city on Saturday last.  Hugh Leitch, . contractor, is  kept hustling these days, having  several jobs in hand throughout  the Vailey.  Miss Myrtle Rees, and Miss A.  Douglas, of Vancouver, arrived  in the city last night to,attend a  session of the Eastern Star lodge.  T, McStay, night clerk at the  Adelphi hotel, left on Saturday  to spend a vacation in Victoria  *  *  -^^^^^..^������***-x��:"  *  %  Seeds-Seeds-Seeds  We stock Rennies and Ferrys Jested and.  Tried Garden Seeds;  Machinery for  Aberdeen Mine  A four drill compressor, hoist,  two pumps and a 50 h. p, boiler  arrived in the City this week for  the Aberdeen Mining' Syndicate  and are being hauled to the mine  and will be installed at the property within three weeks,' when  the new road being constructed  is expected to be ready and ore  shipping will be resumed. More  men were hired yesterday and  left fpr the mine.  Mr. and Mrs. Lodwick were in  town on Tuesday from Nicola.  His Honor, Judge Swanson,  returned to Kamloops on yesterday morning's train.  Flour,  Butter,  Pure Lard,  Sugar,  Royal Household ... ,/  Better Value than Ever  ~vingthirty- days.���Police_court  fines'and costs collected aggregated $120.50 and $57 was earned  for work done by prisoners. The  cost of meals supplied was $37.25.  SEED POTATOES  FOR SALE  Imported "EARLY ROSE"  Suited to the soil and climate of  the Nicola Valley, having been  grown with big results,  Price $3.00 per Sack  Apply Coldwater Hotel, Merritt  A few fishermen and a few  "who" are-very-leniently -inclined  towards trout early in the season  were at Nicola Lake on Sunday.  W. Fairley, by hook or by luck  | gathered in a dozen and a half,  the Eraser  Brothers nine.    T.  Casey,  who,  a la Pied Piper of  Hamelin, charms the juicy ones  with his melodious singing netted  nine.   William Cole got five, one  a five-pounder.  City Clerk Priest  and Editor Mayon left their ji>eds  at six o'clock a.m., motored nine  miles,  rowed six,  and got one  and a half fish apiece.  per sack 190  3 lbs. 1.15  5 lb. tins, each .95  . Steadily becoming Dearer.     >'      . R0  Our price per 18 lb. sack l.��o  Yoi.      i .   "      ��� 1 lb. tins each .45  Ground Chocolate  '"' . per tin .25  Frys' Cocoa  .     ���.,      t per lb. .40  Blue Ribbon Tea  Coffee Beans    -   We Grind them for you  Evaporated Milk     '    Tall Tins - '   ;  Quaker Peas,  Tomatoe.,   ,      Large full Pack tins  Corn ._..', ,i  "Nabob" Salmon  Corn Starch  Sardines Imported Norwegian  "Sun Maid "Raisins, 1 lb. pkt,, 3 for .40  Persian Dates, Fresh and moist 2 pkts .Z5  ���     ,   ���.     .. per pkt. .10  Cream Soda Biscuits F  Splendid Assortment      per, pkt. .10  Potatoes,'  per lb. .35  2 tins for .25  2 tins for .25  each .15  2 tins .25  per tin .25  per lb. pkt. .10  2 tins for .25  Several improvements are being made at the Johnson - ice  Cream Parlor on Voght street.  . K. C. Brown, so'icitor, of Princeton, .is spending a vacation  with his-sister Mrs, N. J. Brown,  oThe Patriotic Guild met in usual  weekly session on Monday afternoon when routine business was  transacted. "' >  H. R. Plommer, secretary_of  the Middlesboro Collieries,1 went  down tothe Coast last Tuesday  afternoon.>  Mr. and Mrs. W. F, Lauder,  motored - into town yesterday  yesterday,. returning to Quilchena in the afternoon.  %.     WANTED. -Competent Wom-  |  an COOk AND GENERAL for  Ranch.   Apply by letter, stating  wages and references to Box X,  Merritt, B.C.  Lucas* Name Is  Freely Mentioned  A  great" deal   of interest  is  being   manifested   in   who .are  going to be appointed to the Agfi-_  cultural Credits Association, the  appointments    being   due   very  soon now that the government,  has floated its loan, states a Vic-.  toria despatch to the Vancouver  World.  It is unlikely that a permanent  chairman of the commission-will  be appointed at the present, but  the temporary chairman may be  named any d<iy. The" permanent  chairman will not be appointed  until after the election is understood; The rumors connecting  the name of Alex.Lucasrmember'  , for Yale, wUh-the position/ fit in  | well with this theory. '  t  *  *  *  *  t  *  *  *  -%���TeaBiscuits  T "  I  *  *  per sack 1.25  *  ?  t  We. have just received a nice assortment of  Prints,  Ginghams and  Crepe*s  All neat patterns and splendid value  THE  MERRITT  X  ���  z  ���  .5*  On Tuesday, before Magistrate  Morgan, a half breed was - fined  $50.00 or six months for giving  liquor to an Indian woman nam  ed Matilda who .was in turn fined  $10.00 for being under the influence   of  liquor  she consumed,  while the proprietor of the Chinese restaurant on Quilchena Avenue parted with $50.00 and costs  on the charge of conniving in  supplying the liquor.  The Chink  pleaded guilty to the offence.  Mr. Anderson, of Anderson _&  Warden, mining and civil engineers of Vancouver, was apasseng-  eron Tuesday's train from Nelson. He spent the stop-over time  visiting friends in the city.  3  *  Mrs. Cumberland and Neil'McMil-  l'an won the first prizes, and Mrs.  F. Bodin and Tom Clark the  ''complimentary"- awards, at  the whist drive held at the Pythian Sisters basket social.last  night. A happy time was spent.  All the baskets were sold, Mr.  Bevis being the auctioneer.-  Murdoch Mclntyre returned  last night from a trip to Grand  Forks. He reports the smelter  running at full capacity. He also  brings back the news that Pat.  Emery who compiled the special  Kettle Valley edition of the  "'Chinook" has started action  against the proprietor of, the  Yale Hotel at Grand Forks, for  assault arising out of a write-up  which the hotelman took exception to.  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.  . The Hospital Auxiliary met on  Tuesday afternoon when arrange  ments ' were advanced for the  annual ball which will be held at  the Armory, on _Easter_Mon'day,  April 24th. .       ".    .  On Saturday a large number of  men used to sawmill work arrived  at Canford from points on the  main line and the Coast to work  at the mill. On Monday of this  week the'day and night shifts,  which will keep the machinery  buzzing the forty-eight hours  round, started.  Frank Corp, of the building  and contracting firm, McLean  and Corp, ba3 enlisted in the  102'nd Regiment, and will leave  for camp at Kamloops early next  week His valued tervi'ces at the  Anglican church where he is a  sidesman and as director of the  young peoples carving class will  be much missed.  Miss Nellie Heslop, with ticket  number 33, claimed and obtained  the collar an J cuff set presented  by Mrs. Barwick to the Patriotic  Guild. When the popular young  telephoue operator was asked  "Number please" and presented  <her winning ticket, she murmured "Hello" on being informed  of her good fortune in winning  the^handsome prize.  Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brown--  motored to Quilchena on Sunday.  Mrs. J. P. Boyd returned, this  week after spending a brief vacation at Vancouver.        ' >   . _, -  _^__��� *\  _.1  The brothers -Ernie and Jack '  Rhodes- spent last week end in    ���  Lytton. ' .  Mrs,  Thompson,  of the well,  known S X ranch, was a visitor  in the city last week" end. ,  The scriptural discussion will   _  be  continued   at  the  Forward -  Adult Bible Class next Sunday   -  afternoon. , - ,  Thoroughbred Brown Leghorn  and Plymouth.Rock Eggs' for  Srfb. $L00 per sitting. ,Apply  Miss. Wells, near City Hall..-.  Mrs. W. Baxter, wife of Pte.  .W.Baxter, of the 72'nd Highlanders, accompanied her husband who arrived in the City from  Vancouver on Tuesday.  Alec.  Roberts, who has been  working-for-Contractor- Hugh-  L-jitch for some time past,   lett  on Saturday morning's train for  the coast. - He has secured a season's work at the Granby Bay  mine. k  Lewis Anderson, who was formerly employed at the Nicola-  Valley Meat market, came in from  Quilchena last Tuesday morning,  and left on the afternoon train  for Vancouver.en route to Alaska  where he proposes to settle.  .GeorgeThorn, late of this City,  who,has been completing his flying courses in England is now a  fully-fledged flying man. with  the rank of lieutenant and expects to leave at any moment .to  partake of some of the thrilling,  war adventures in the air over  France:  Taking advantage to the full]  of the ideal spring weather of>J  Sunday when the warm sun was!|  tempered by. the crisp air h3omejf  twenty young of Nicola enjoyed]  a horseback ride en masse from'  Nicola  to   ivlerritt, temporarily!  giving the Nicola road the appearance of a ''Rotton Row."


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