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Array -'��* &  ?A V  THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR  CITY    Of    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6, No. 19  Provincial Estimates  Limited Supply of  Grain for Sale  TheQuilcfiena Experimental Dry  Farm Offers Tested Seed  to Ranchers  V  Of interest to all farmers in the Nicola Valley and elsewhere is the advertisement .on page four of this issue  containing particulars of seed grain for  sale. Grown and tested at the Provincial Government Experimental Dry  Farm at Qtilchena, of which Mr. E.  Brook land, is the able manager, seed  wheat, barley, oats and peas are offered at inducive prices.  A few pointers in connection with the  seed grain offered should interest prospective purchasers. From records of  wheat grown in 1915 and carefully tab  ulftted it was proved that only three of  the many varieties' of _, wheat grown  showed yields of less than 42 bushels to  _^the acre. Two varieties gave yields of  \J48, -which is noteworthy for a dry farming section. Barley'showed yields' .of  65'io 84 bushels to the acre ane oats 75  to 91. All the seed for the U915 crops  was jnost carefully selected by experts  from the best seed'procurable throughout Canada and the United States.  The seed having proved its qualities  in the yields, Nicola Valley,.farmers  would do well to take advantage now  of the opportunity o? getting really-reliable seed^ grain for their land.  Whist Drive Nets  $55 for Guild fund  * /  Nicola Patriotic Guild Held Successful Whist Drive Last  Friday Night  Duke of Portland and  c __. ����� *    ** *-  y Stump Lake Ranch  The Duke of(--.Portland, -through his  - .solicitors, Lwas\ yesterday granted by  Mr.tJustice Macdonald*a foreclosure  order on 1500 acres at Stump Lake own-  '"fed by K^ran'cher named Murray,-arid on  which the duke hsi a $15,000 moi tgage.  Mr. "Murray is gip��n.'six- months tb re-  deem'. Las^ year the place was denuded  of stock by creditors holding judgments;  The case was heard in Vancouver. -    ' -  Some $55.00 was netted as a result of  the whist drive arranged by the Nicola  Patriotic Guild and giv^n, in aid of  their funds at the Pooley Hall on Friday night.  Over sixty people patronized the  event, some two dozen tables accomodating the whist players. The prize  winners were, ladies first Miss Booth,  booby Mrs. Fred Riley, gentlemens  first Geo. Devonshire, ' booby Dave  Chapman.  An energetic committee of ladies of  the Guild served refreshments .which  were much enjoyed, the program con-  clud ng with a brief and informal dance.  In the assembly was quite a health}  sprinkling of friends from Merritt. An  unfortunate breakdown in the transportation arrangements prevented some  -people from Merritt attending. Disappointment was occasioned bath at Nicola and Merritt.  But, as the carpenter said after he  had slipped through a ga-i in the scaffolding of a building on which he was  working "Life is full of misunderstandings."  Scenic Views of  B C/s  Rockies  Rev. G. Kinney "Will Lecture on  " Mountaineering in  the  Canadian Rockies"  The Nicola Valley Garage were  busy yesterday afternoon unloading two four seater Fords at the  local siding.  Miss "A. L. Lauder, a , native  daughter of Quilchena, is ,ndw  with the 5th. Canadian'General  Hospital at Saloniki. Miss Lauder graduated at ths Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal.  To day the Rev. N. J; Thompson , is, movi rig.into* the. residence  recently-occupied- by'-Ex-mayor  Walters.' .       - . * *--  "Mountaineeiing -in the !_,anadi n  Rockies'* is the fascinating title of the  lecture to be given by the Rev. G. Kin-  ner B. A , at the Rev Theatre on Wednesday evening next.  Illustrated by one hundred superb,  colored lantern slides, all pioduced re-,  gardless of cost by the best lantern  slide manufacturers in New York for  special publicity woik for two great  transcontinental lines, the pictures depict many of the world's grandest wonders of the Rockies mountain peaks,  lakes and glaciers, as well as many  -mountain spots hitherto'untrodden by  human feet.  To the credit of the Rev. Kinney lies  the high distinction of capturing Mount  Robson in company with a sole companion, after many skilled climbers had  repeatedly failed in the task. So tremendous were the difficulties and so  valuable the results of this climb the  lecturer-minister was showered with  honors by the leading mountaineering  and geographic societies of the world.  The lecture to be given on Wednesday has been given by the Rev. Kinney  on two occasions before the National  Geographic Society of Washington,  the largest geographic society in the  world. Judge Swanson, of Kamloops,  is expected to preside.  Patriotic Fund Committee  A meeting of the Patriotic  Fund committee has been called  for Tuesday afternoon next, April  4, "in the City Hall at 3 o'clock..  The new city assessment has  now been practically completed  and' according fo reports there  will be at least one surprise^ in  the assessment of certain acreage  f  Y  Y  Y  * Y  Y  Y  -   Y  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -4-  T  Y  Y  Merritt Mercantile Company "  Alabastine  A - shipment of 500 lbs.  just received. .  A full range of'shades to choose from  per package - -        - ' .50  Lime for whitewash in any quantity.  Whitewash  Brushes, 3  or  '   choose from  4   kinds  to  Paints  For outside or inside use.���-Guaranteed of  ��� best quality, will cover more surface and will  wear longer and better.  White Lead and Oils are worth considerably more today than they were a year ago,  but we can give you the advantage of prices  secured before the big advance.  | BICYCLES!!  ���I*  Y  Y  T  t  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  't  Y  Y  ���Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  Y  Y  We are agents in the Nicola Valley for the bicycles  manufactured by the Canada Cycle and Motor Co., -  a Canadian concern manufacturing in Canada.  Their    gcods    aie   well   ~~  known for quality,' We  have a shipment on  the  way and will he glad  to  demonstrate  next week  to any intending purchasers/  BICYCLES!!  i  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  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 woik have a  quick means of travelling  with a minimum of effort  which resolves into an invigorating exercise.  BICYCLES!!  Y  Y  Y  t  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  GROCERY  ITEMS ,   "  Potatoes, every one guaranteed  per sack       -     "-       1.50  Butter, Merco        per lb.   .45  Butter, Alberta      per lb.   .40  Coffee,,Ground, 5-lb.tins 2.60  Pride of Merritt Tea per lb. .50  SPECIAL  Kippers 31bs." .25  FARM WAGONS  AND BUGGIES  The Old Reliable STUDBAKER  Manufactar e  ._. We have a few of these on hand which"  we intend to sacrifice in order -to dispose  ot them this season.  It will pay you to investigate for  SOME   BIG   BARGAINS  SEEDS  A wonderful assortment to  choose from -all fiesh stock  and bought Ot prices which  enable us to sell at a veiy low  figure.  Garden Seeds  Grass Seeds  Clover Seeds  Root Seeds  Seeds of All Kinds  ?  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  v  f  t  Will Store Clerks  Get Half-Holiday  Premier   Bowser   to   Introduce  .Legislation This Session is  Latest Report  \  At a mass joint meeting of members of  the Clerks Association of British Columbia and Representatives of Vancouver merchants held in Vaucouver on  Monday n/ght it was unanimously decided to petition' the Government to  enact a law providing for a weekly half  holiday for stores, the meeting expressing itself as favoring the holiday  being on Sauurday.  600 advocates of the holiday were  present and several hundred were turned'away. Representatives of the managements and employees of the leading  stores spoke and the meeting had the  support of the Women's Council. u  <Alr. H. T. Lockyer, general manager  of the Hudson Bay stores moved the  resolution in favor of a Saturday half-  holiday and Mr. Bishop manager of  David Spencers Limited, announced  that his ffrm was heartily in favor of a  half holiday but would oppose any other  day except Saturday.  As Merritt has a population of less  than three thousand the proposals if  enacted will not affect this City unless  sixty per cent of all the merchants petition for the holiday when such may be  established and be applicable to all  stores.  A ccording to enquiries made by the  News there would probably be a vote  of ten to one in favor of a weekly half  holiday for Merritt stores, if a ballot  were taken, and that, unlike at Vancouver, Wednesday rather than Saturday would be the popular day for the  hplida.Y._ Qwing to, the mines paying  wages on Saturdays and the firmly established custom of ranchers from outside" doing their business in the City at  the week end1!, together with the city  being a centre peculiarly attractive for  week end transients .from neighboring  construction and railroad camps, the  merchants here are unanimously against a Saturday half holiday.* That such  would be a detriment even most of the  clerks admit.  Mr. A. E. Howse, who is Hon. President of the Retail Merchants Associ-  atioe of B. C, and controlling five retail stores in the interior strongly  favors the compulsory weekly half holiday for a day other than Saturday. On  the grounds of health and better service for employers and employees he  supports the idea aa a commendable  one. It should be stated that the Mer-  ri ^Industrial Co-operative Society has  since its inception closed its store  every Wednesday afternoon the year  round.  A retail store to be designated as any  place where merchandise of any kind is  offered.   Ctherpropo als,  The act to apply to the following lines  of trade :_Grocers, fish handlers,poultry  dealers, clothing.houses.gmts' furnishings, secondhand stores, furniture dealers, bakers, confectioners, butchers,  fruit and vegetable dealers, hardwa e  stores, tea and coffee houses, boot ar.d  shoe dealers, drygoods, variety stores,  cigar stands, fancy goods, milliners,  florists.  In the case of drug stores, medicines  only to be sold on the holiday.  Votes to be taken by all merchauts  affected in the day desired by the holiday.  All merchants in the province be compelled to legister, paying a fee of $2 a  \ear, such fee to form a fund tor the  enforcement of the act and expenses of  aclion in cases of infraction.  Government Will  Send Engineer  Proposed Irrigation Scheme At  Canford Will  Benifit At  Least 1000 Acres  At a well attended meeting of mem-  btis of Cmifoid Farmers Inslifute he d  at Shelton's store en Monday night the  principal question up for discussion was  the proposed irrigation scheme foe the  distiict. Mr. S. G. Lytham presided  over a gatheiing which included some  fifteen residents who are directly inter-  ed in the land improvement scheme  which the settlers hope to see fulfilled,  with the assistance of the Government.  The scheme calls for the excavation  of a ditch some eight or nine miles long,  to run north from Petit Creek, and so  provide irrigation facilities for several  settlers, ard to benefit probably over a  thousand acres.  The scheme 'n prospect is to be put  in hand jointly ty the residents affected and the Government, the former  having agreed to furnish the expenses  of an engineer who will' be sent in by  the Government to size up the whole  situation and advise how the scheme  desired can best be worked out, and  give the estimated cos.t of its completion. The engineer is expected at an  earlt date.  B.C/s Budget-  Appropriations  Land Speculators Must Pay Up.  Plebiscite  on  Votes  for  Women  Yale Liberals  Elect Officers  Annual Meeting of Yale Riding  Liberal Association Held  at Spences Bridge  The annual meetlngof the-Yale Liberal Association was held at Spences  Bridge on Tuesday night. There was a  good and " representative ..attendance  from all points of the riding.  The election of officers foi* the ensuing  year and speeches by the candidate for  the Provincial House, and others', occupied much'of the session.  Present from the Nicola Valley were:  Joseph Walters, liberal candidate-elect,  M. L. Grimmett, J. H. Collett, G. M.  Gemmill, W. Fairley, J. Ellis, Merritt;  R. Whittaker, Lower Nicola;' B. G.  Stewart and P. Marquart, Nicola.  A. C. Webster, of Agassiz, was elected president of the Association in "succession to J. H. Collett; J. Weaver, of  Hope, was elected-vice-president, while  A. Kilby of Harrison Mills,:,was elected  secretary-treasurer in succession to J.  F. Hamilton of North Bend. Resolution  and credential committees were also  elected, along with a large executive.*  Speeches were made by the candidate,  James Murphy, J. Weaver,' J. H. Collett, M. L.Grimmett, and B.G.Stewart.  ' Resolutions of confidence in the candidate, Mr. Joseph Walters, and in the  Liberal leaders in the legislature were  also-accorded"! ^���_���.~     ~  Aberdeen Copper Mine  Offices Handsomely Fitted  ONE MAIL EACH WEEK  TO ASPEN GROVE P. O.  The Aberdeen Copper Mine Co., have  this week had their new offices in the  Coldwater Hotel block handsomely fitted  and furnished. Situated right in the  heart of the business section, the oflice  could scarcely be more conveniently  located.  "Mr. E. C. Johnson who,' with Supt.  T. J. Corwin, has charge of the important local copper mining developm. nts,  has rented the fine residence owned and  until recently occupied by Capt. Tyner,  at Lower Nicola. He will move his  family there shortly. Mr. Corwin and  family will shortly take up residence in  the fine home on Nicola Avenue, owned  by Mr. Fred Reid.  The estimates  of Revenue   and  Expenditure  for   (lie riovince   for  1916-  1917 were   tabled   in   the    House %this  week by  Finance   Minister   Campbell.  The estimated Revenue of (he Province  in round figures for the fiscal year, ending March 31st,   1917,   is $6,000,000.00,  with an estimated expenditure of ij.ll,-  300,000.  In view of the fact  that the  fixed charges of the  Province  amount  to $3,800,000 it is seen thatit is difficult  for the Government to make  further  reductions.   Approximately   $3,000,600  has been provided for Public Works, of  which $2,500,000 is for Roads, Streets,  Bridges and  Wharves.   The  vote for  the maintenance of Public Institutions  has been increased slightly,  while that  for Hospitals and Charities has been increased $150,000. Administration, other  than  salaries, has  been  decreased  by  $70,000,'that for education by  $50,000, ���  ond the vote for agriculture by-$3O,O0O  The cost of transport has  dropped by  $40,000 a saving of $100,000  his ' been  made in miscellaneous items.  The district appropriations include  the sum of $51,000 for roads,' streets  and bridges in Yale district, being about  the same amount as the appropriation  for last year. This is a highly credit-"  able amount and the people of Yale  will view with much satisfaction the  assiduous claims which must have been  put forward by their membei, Alex-  Lucas. for the greater development and  opening up of this very important riding.'  One of the most interesting items in  the estimates for 1916-1917 "is the "sum  of $24,000 for Fie'd Work in mining.  Hon. Mr. Campbell, announces that it  is proposed this year to send out engineers all through the mineral areas  in British Columbia for 'the purpose of  making preliminary observations. Fo'-  lowing upon 'their reports the "Dominion Government will be asked to carry  out geological surveys in sections favorably reported on by those provincial  officials. These engineers will also "do  whatever possible to aid prospectors in  giving information regarding claims etc.  A Victoria correspondent states���It  is understood that the government will .  shortly bring down a bill giving land  speculators who are in arrears on payments due to the Crown six months in  which to pay up. Failing which the  government will probably take back the  land sold them, allowing them amount  of land in proportion to sums already  paid administration. Proposed act will  not of course apply to bona-fide settlers  who may be in arrears. It is said that  there is about nine m;lhoi s ow ing government on land sales and a large  amount of  this  represents   payments  .which.are ir_arrears .���  It is stated that at time  of general  election the government  submit a plebiscite to  Votes for Women.  will probably  the people on  Sunday next at 2 p.m. Dr. J.J.  Gillis will be present at the Citv  Hall to hold an examination of  members of the-St. John Ambulance Association in First Aid  work, a series of winter lectures  given by Dr. Tutill having been  concluded.  Mrs. Smith, of Kamloops, is  spending a vacation in the city  with her daughters���Mrs. T.  Clark and Mrs. P. Moyes.  ��� Commencing tomorrow, April 1, mail  will be carried to and from Merritt and  Princeton Penticton and Okanagan  points over the Kettle Valley Railwaj  mstead of hitherto ,by stage tq Coalmont and rail from there east.  Simultaneously with this changed arrangement and in consequence of it the  road stage which has run for so lor g '  between Merritt, Tulameen and Coalmont will be discontinued forthwith,  but to suit the convenience of the many,  residents in Aspan Grove and district  a stage will run between Merritt and  Aspgn Grove postoffices, leaving Merritt at 7.30 every Friday morning, re-  turning'the same day. A. J. Coutlee  has been awarded the contract.  Nicolo Volley Broneh of Canadian Patriotic  Fund  The special fihance committee of the Nicola Valley Branch of the  Canadian Patriotic Fund which has charge of the preparation of a list to  date of all promises and subscriptions to the fund, for publication "in the  local press, met on Monday night, A." N. B. Rogers, chairman, presiding.  The list, which will be printed in the press next week will be compiled  up to today, and will specify the individual amounts promised and the  amounts in arrears. From March 31st on, the r-osilion of the fund wilh  be published in detail in the first issues of the local papers in each month.  Both local newspapers have cordially and readily agreed to co-operate  with the fund committee in an endeavor to reduce the present wide gap*  between the total of donations promised and that paid in, and, in every  way possible, to make the fund substantially worthy of the community  supporting it. . oaajBajgeay^aragag^a^^ 1  Friday. Mar. 31, 1916  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED HALL  In the City of Merritt  THE    K. J?.    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 or W. Cranna  K.P. Lodge meets every Wedneslay at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meet Second and Fourth Thursdays at S p.m.  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  Publisher: Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable  in advance,  52.00  per year in  Canada.  ���Britain. United Sto'es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,'Merritt, B. C  SPECULATORS TO PAY OR QUIT  ��� According to a Victoria despatch *the Government contemplates  bringing in a bill to deal with speculators wKo hold large tracts of land  but are in arrears with their legitimate payments to the Crown. The  measure is timely, if not belated, and the nine millian dollars said to" be  due or even a part of it can be well used for the benefit of the Province as a whole. It is proposed to let these large holders retain land  in proportion to the payments they have made on their liabilities! It  is to be hoped that the authorities responsible will, if the intentions  become law, observe close scrutiny in ensuring that the land taken .back  by the Government shall be worth having and not what the land speculators don't want and would like to thrust upon them.  The law governing the acquisition of Crown land has been sufficiently abused by speculators, and these belong to all political parties. Now  they are to be told to ' pay up or get off' let our legislators be careful  to ensure that when framing the act in prospect no loophole will be left  which will allow the land speculators to take the. cream. God gave  the land for the people���not a few of them.  *       ��� .    ���  SOLDIERS FROM THE FRONT  And still Merritt has-no publicly elected committee to welcome and  assist Nicola Valley soldiers^on their return from the front. Shakespeare  wrote that there is " nothing so'base as man's ingratitude."    How long  are the residents in this Valley going to  realize that we are at war/  that war exacts a heavy toll, and that the' most painful result is the  physical wrecks it leaves in its wake.     Unless something is done by  our leading public men to remedy the present deplorable state of affairs  this city is going to find itself publicly disgraced throughout the Province.  It is not difficult to picture a Nicola Valley hero returning  from  the  front maimed or lamed, and finding himself on the depot, unexpected,  without a friend to meet or greet him or-give him a true British hand  shake and " well done."    Unless we in this district get formed some  kind of a committee to assume such a presssng duty of citizenship we  are liable at any moment to witness a lonely battle scarred warrior return, cursing the people he was fighting for.  (% Wtorla i^amt Soil  "A Nicola .Honor Roll, containing the names of men now on  service or returned home from the front has been prepared  and will shortly be placed in an honorable position in the  Anglican Church at Nicola;  A glance at the list below will show that Nicola and its  immediate environs have contributed 32 war heroes, three of;  whom have the coveted D. S. 0. distinction after their name.  Any additions to this list, inadvertently omitted, will be  welcomed by this paper.  Miss A. L. Lauder 5th Can. Gen. Hospital, Saloniki  Lieut. Mary M..Moore       Duke of Connaughts Hospital,  Cliveden, Eng.  Private A. Ash  Private A. Ash       ; .  Lce.-Corpl. W. C. Aynsley  Private G. Boardley  Private R. M. Bond  Private L. M. Bond  Lieut. D.. P. Broome  Private A. H. Carrington  Private W. Charlton  Private Percy Cooper  Private C. A. Douglas  Major Forster  Private L. Gowing  Trooper G. Gowing  Trooper T. S. Guthrie  Lieut. Godley  Private" Grimshire  Private A. J. Hatton  Corporal C. A. Howse  Sergeant T. Heslop  Private E. Irvine  Lieut. Col. Matthews, D.S.O.  Lieut. McDonald, m.c "  Private G. L. Murray  Captain Nash, D.s.o.  Sergeant B. Prior  Private F. Raspberry      -  --'  Private A. Shuttlewofth  Major F. C. Turner, D.s.o.  Private S, Warburton  Private K. Thompson  Private W. Coehenour  47th Battalion  2nd C. & R.  Returned. Soldier  67th Battalion  Wounded _.  2nd C. M. R.  Returned Soldier  Cariboo Rangers  Royal Canadian Dragoons  62nd Battalion  2ndC. M. R.  47th Battalion  Garrison Artillery  2nd Lancers  King Edward's Horse  llth C. M. R.  llth C. M. R.  Returned Soldier -  Strathcona Horse  Internment Camp  48 th Highlanders  Sth Battalion  Strathcona Horse -'  Army Service Corps  5th Battalion  Returned Soldier  1st Pioneers  2nd C. M. R.  Strathcona Horse  Strathcona Horse  Ambulance Corps  101st Battalion  The  Coldwater Hotel,  "It's Jll Comfort."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the*gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.   -  ."'Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class hotel  of Merritt.    Hot and (xld Water. TJooms   with Baths. Five large Sample Rooms  All, Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our. Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  "VI  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  Nicola Nurse and  Popular Officer  EARLY CLOSING-COMING  The remarkable unanimity with which merchants and store clerks in  Vancouver have agreed upon the decision to endeavor to get the Government to" establish a compulsory weekly half holiday Jor stores must  surely be a sign of the times. Merchants have "cast their visions beyond the glitter of the shining dollar and have realized that the brighter  conditions are made, the more interest employees will take in the work  from which they and their employers benefit.  ���   *   #  Despite strong and determined opposition by the railway and steamship companies of British Columbia-the Dominion Government stuck  to their Oil Tax proposals and same is now on the statute book.    '  t\\t dattaMatt WckUi  LECTURE  BY  Rev. GEORGE KINNEY  s. Jl-  JllUuiintlr-ri b\s mte Ituudri.il  &upn-b (Saliua'd 8jatrti.ni  ��>lxhrs  In the  ON  REX THEATRE  WEDNESDAY,  April 5th,  Commencing at 8 p.m.  . Miss Moore, late of the Beaver  ranch at Nicola, of which place  she is a native daughter, is gaining valuable experience in  ttie  Connaught Canadian. Hospital at  London! England.    She is on the  nursing staff. "Miss Moore, who  spent several  years  at  Mount  Sinai Hospital, has been engaged  in military nursing since the, outbreak of the war and for a time  was attached to the staff, of the  Canadian No." five Base Hospital  at Rouen, France.   Miss Moore,  states that she has met several  members of the eighth Canadian  Infantry Battalion, the Winnipeg  unit now commanded by Lieut-  Colonel Matthews D.SiO., ~and  all pay. exceedingly high tributes  to - the splendid work done by  "H.H." in the war, to his great  soldierly attainments, and his all  found popularity among his men.  Judge Swanson will Preside  ���  t  ���  ���i*  i  ���3"��"5-^'J"!'^*5''5***S"l,*5**5,^*-J"5"5��  'Prices of Admission: Tfeserved  Seals 50c, General JJdmission  .25, Children. 15  Few. Fish Caught  On Opening Day  Few local devotees of the rod  and line took advantage of the  opening of the fishing season on  Sunday. As far as can be gleaned from some of the ever veracious throng of which Isaac Walton was a member, Mr. Harry  Priest made the first catch of  the season at Nicola.' William  Fairley made his horse's hoofs  glitter in the early morning sun  as he sped away towards Nicola  at lightning pace .ut���-not a bite  .ill day. Sunday was of course  merely a day for inspection. The  early birds found the fish jumping to see if the baker's hcrse  was in sight or whether a certain  priest was going to ramble along  in his car, as in past seasons.  All signs of ice had gone. .Being  cold, and rain starting to fall  about mid-day, conditions were  poor for fishing. It will be towards the end of next, month  probably before fishing at the  local lake and streams can b-  .said to be in full swing. At ar y  i; te, this will be the excuse probably of the disappointed fisherman who make light catches  during the next few weeks.  Francis O'Keefe  Dies at Kamloops  Pte. Francis Joseph"O'Keefe,  of Douglas Lake, who a-short  time ago came "to Merrilt to en-  Lst.for overseas", "is dead. 'He"  passed away- at" Kamloops -'on  Wednesday of last week after a  short illness of/'pneumonia, - following measles.  <Pie. O'Keefe, when in Merritt  was examined as to physical fitness for the army but owing to  eye weakness had to- be refused  attestation papers by" Recruiting  Sergt. Leitch, His death marks  the second death'within a week  in the ranks of the 172'nd Regiment (The Cariboos) of which  Pte. O'Keefe had been a member, for about a month.  _. Aged thirty-three.'he was the  son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelious  O'Keefe, of Vernon, and was  well known as a rancher in the  Okanagan. The remains were  shipped to Vernon for interment.  "B" Company, of which deceased  was a member, formed a guard  to the station at Kamloops, on  Wednesday-evenirig;~as ^"brotfi7  erly token of respect to his memory.  Only Prime Goods  AND  PORK  PREKSUM BACON AND HAMS  EftESH'PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  . PrtceiLowest '      , Quality Highest^' ' "  Nicola Valley Meat Market  <>.  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter ;>|id  /       Contractor:,^  ��� _ Let me figure on your next job���no matter how email  or howlarge.,-    Satisfaction Guaranteed  P,  O.  BOX   219,  MERK_1T,':B.  C.  Indians Pulled for  , Imbibing Liquor  Four cowboys who came into  town with a bunch of cattle, last  week end signalized the safe delivery ,of the herd by having  what to them was "a good time"  at Chulus, where the dark skin-  ed cow punchers provided a gocd  home for quite a few bottles of  lonely liquor. The sequel was  seen in the Provincial Courthouse  on "Tuesday morning'when, all  four men, arrested.on charges of  being jntoxicate ', pleaded guilty.  Provincial Constable W._ Bell,  I prosecuted the . cases, before  Magistrate Morgan.  1 Johnny McCauley, Billy and  Bob Charters were each fined  $15,00 and costs, or two month.0,  and Indian -Spokane $10.00 and  costs or two months.  MCLEAN &  CORP  WE HAVE  PURCHASED  The Stock of Electric Lighting  Supp>|ies9 and Electrical Pittings  From A..B. Kennedy, Electrical Engineer  All Goods ot Lowest Prices  McLEAN & CORP  _. Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel���j  "Che Quality goesJN before  the Name goes ON���that's  A   LECKIE SHOE  Demand LECKIE Shoes  ���See that you get the genuine  | 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 comfort and satisfaction.- -      -  F. Downes, of Vanconver, was  among Tuesday's registiations  at the Adelphi Hotel-  TZhe  name LECKIE  is ^plainly  -   pair  stamped,on ^every  At  Leading  Shoe Stores  Do" not accept substitutes;   Every penny you pay '"  .for LECKIE Shoes is for SHOES-not for duty. .  Besides getting most for your money you do your  part in keeping Canadian money at home���when you  wear LECKIE'b.  "Built for Wear, Style and Comfort"  N i  A?*7 Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  *  I  .���������5-i"  H'*****^*****-K~H-  A -National Watchword���  THRIFT  - V  3E economical.    Be thrifty.    Be saving.    And encourage all *  Friday, Mar.  m  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.  'i.  f  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  BANK of  $66,767,203  $5,000,000  $6,439,382  TORONTO  The Coming of the New Age "  Sermon by Rev. N. J. Thompson at Nicola   ���  Sunday Evening March 26..'  '}.  MERRITT BRANCH  ..;..���.  i..'.A.'.  *<-:  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager     ��  �����*��� ��j* ���*�� �����*���{* ��J�� ���*���> ���!������*���������*�� �������� *j# ���*��� ��J�� ���$��� ��j�� ��� J�� �������� ��J**5* ���J����J�� ��J* ���J* *'**5# ���*��� *J**J**  M. L GRIMMETT, LL.8,  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  KOTARYi.PUBLIC,- ETC  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT ^       NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor. Notary Public  ' Solicitor' for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  .Opposite Coldwater Hotel.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU  "     LATIONS.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,  \mxx  I  FRANK BOND,  C. R. -  Meets in. K. of P.  Hall on the^fourth  Monday of, every  month at 8 p.m.  if- .  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  J. HUTTON,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  F. Rankine  w M.r  Regular meetings ,iri Masonic  Hall,   Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning bre-  - thren -are cordi-  *���* ally invited to attend.   *..  A". R. Carrington  ��� _ Secretary   -  L.0.L,  1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows'���  Hall on the first and' third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m.   The Scarlets  meet.on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  ';  "J.'G. Warren. W.M,     '  .       Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  I Palace, Bakery  %. Bread,, Cakes, Pastry, etc  .g. i���Hot Pies every Saturday.  -%  I* W: FAIRLEY, Proprietor 1  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories _ and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,660 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 musf  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-  fundetl-If'the rights applied for are not  available,- but not otherwise. A royal  ty shall be paid on' the merchantable  output of the mine at the ratie of-five  cents-per ton. X  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  fng, rights'only/biitftheileasge.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," of  to any'Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  ion, Lands.        ~  ,-    ''.-__"--  - " _     '.   -^   ���   AW. W.CORY,  - Deputy Minister of'the Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized, publication   cf  this, advertisement will  not be palf  for.���68782.   "        -'  Our age demands for the lead-  dership of its higher life a man  who must "be a . missionary at  heart, with a martyr's courage,  the Francisian simplicity and  close touch with nature, the free  spirit of the Reformation, the  passion of the great evangelists,  and to all this the element of  social vision,"  ���stated the Rev. N. J. Thompson in an eloquent discourse at  Nicola on Sunday, Basing his remarks on the words "He endured  as seeing Him who is invisible.''  Hebrews lie, 27v.  We are living at the beginning  of anew era of social reconstruction, he said, a new age is ready  to be born. In the years immediately ahead we shall require to  turn our energies to problems of  social order, of industrial unrest,,  the eradication of bribery and |  fldence. From now on it must bf  a more practical Christianity, &  solid moving force glowing with  enthusiasm.  . In the new age, men  will asl-  ' What about the human product  of my business, what" is the social  effect of my business on my em  ployees ?   School   teachers  will  strive to equip boys and girls for  the stern realities of their after  school life ; the lawyer will givp  earnest   thought   to   the   effec'  legislation will have on the lives  of mankind, and will seek not so  much to vindicate the law in the  courts as to vindicate the majestj  of humanity ; and the physician  will be as much interested in thf  souls and minds of his patients  as in their .bodies.  As every age in the history of  the world has had its great leaders, since the days when Moses  .,   ���iw��.>, oinv-o me unys wnen Mosei  corruption in high places and in I the Deliverer recounted to Pha  our own individual lives  In  this new age we must cut  away the piops that bolster up  political grafters, who squander  public funds.     Christians as a  united   church   will,   too,   turn  their minds and endeavors in the  direction   of  problems of over  work and under pay, grading of  workers in unions, the lessening  of evils, the increasing of morality.  ' Christianity has lost its grip,'  the preacher state J with increased emphasis. ''It must seek by  sane methods, to re-establish con-  roh the wages, the hours of labor  and the living conditions of hie  Hebrew slaves, so today is being  developed the type of leader best  fitted to its need3.   The man  of  the coming Age will believe in  the life which "means intensely  and means well."      He going  out to grapple with the great  social evils of the day must have  the clear vision of God,  a full  comprehension of eternal meaning and high destinies, as a back  ground of comfort and courage.  "He will endure as seeing Him  who is invisible."  | Gef'More Money" for your _Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in yoursccn'on  SHIP TOUR FOBS DIRECT tn "SiruKEUT'Mlie larjcst  house in tbe World dealing exclusively In NORTH AMEKICAN RAW FURS  a reliable���responsible���safe l-'urlrlo.iso whh tin unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century.*': a Ions: successful record of sendin srl'ur Shippers prom p'. SATIS FACTOR V  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for"Clie S>!jiiliert j&fj.Dp'rr,"  the only reliabte. accurate market report and price list published.  Wile for il-NOW-il'�� FBEE  A R SHIIRFRT fn<- 25-27 west austwavk.  /*._��>. gnupen 1 f inc. Dcpt c g3 Chicago, u.s.a.  Educational Films  Shown at Rex  Hymns for Soldiers   IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES^  At the Sewing Season is approaching  let^N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac-  chine in good order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone call to 26-A, will  . bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in part payment for. new' ones.  See the new models at my store,Granite  Avenue.  Tomorrow is  ware!.  April 1st.���Be-  G. M. Brash, of Nicola,  was a  visitor in the City this week.  , Miss Junker, late, of the hos  pital staff, is iii the" city visiting  her many friends."       -  fi. 30 Reveille:   Christians, awake!  6,45 liouse Parade. * Art thou  weary.'  7.00 Breakfast.  Meekly wait and  murmur not. ������  8.15 Company Officers' Parade.  ,- When he cometh.  &45 Manoeuvres." Fight the good  '  fight.. ,  11:15" Swedish Drill':   Here" we  suffer grief and pain.  1.00 Dinner.   Come ye thankful-  people come.  2.15 Rifle Drill.   Go labor on.  3.15 Lecture by Officer.   Tell me  the old, old story. -  4.30 Dismiss. 'Praise God from  ..���.whonv-all blessings flow."' ' *'  5.00,Tea.   What means thise'ager  anxious throng ? -    -  6.00 Free for the night.  O Lord,'  how happy should we be.  10.00 Last Post."   All are safely  gathered in.   - .-  10.15 Lights Out. -' Peace, perfect  .peace.  10.30 Inspection of Guards. Sleep  on. beloved.  Exceptionally interesting was  the passion play shown at the  Rex on Friday under the title  From Nazareth to the Cross and  portraying outstanding scenes  and incidents of the life of Christ  upon earth, Significant of the  fact that the public will support  a management that provides high  class educational films was the  attendance, the hall being well  filled.      * -  .The representations' of, Christ  and His disc'ples performing miracles, mingling amongst the multitudes,,the scenes of His persecution, and other Biblical events  leading to the Crucifixion were  remarkable tributes to those connected with the cinematographic  art. * The, picture evidently pro-  duced.a deep impression among  the audience. If was'a graphic  sermon.    "'���*'-  Meiritt Anglican  Choir at Nicola  W.* D. Ronald, who was employed as an engineer at Middlesboro mine,answered his country's  call and left on Tuesday to sign  up with the 131st regiment-at  New Westminster. He was ac-  c6mpaniedby~PterOr~Busk���who  went to.rejoin his regiment after  spending a week's furlough here  with his parents,  Travelling in three automobiles  the "Anglican Church choir accompanied the vicar, the Rev. N.  J. Thompson to Nicola on Sunday .evening,  and assisted  the  church friends at that end of the  parish at the evensong devotions.  I,_ The service was ch.ral, Lenten  hymns were sung, while the anthem "O seek ye the Lord" was'  rendered, the tenor solo being  taken   by  E. B.  Mayon.    The*  vicar in a powerful and able discourse dwelt convincingly on the  great responsibilities of Christianity in its need of dealing with  the many problems to arise with  the coming of the  "New Age"  which would arrive with the passing of the war and the readjustment of economic and social conditions.    Following the service  the visitors from Merritt were  hospitably   entertained "at the  homes  of   Mesdames   Harbord,  Lodwick and Howse. * "  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  Branch organizations have a double dutv to perform. They are expected to do all in their power  to increase the resources of the common fund and  to see that soldiers' dependents residing in the  district under their control are not in want. In  the first, the experience of the past fifteen months  has shown that they may expect the ready and  generous support of the Canadian public. Private  individuals, business 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 NICOLA VALLEY FUND  If You've 33 You  Collar the Set  Drum from Merritt  For the Cariboos  Recruiting Today for  1st Canadian Pioneers  The scriptural discussion will  be continued* at the Forward  Adult Bible Class next Sunday  afternoon.  No Increase in Price  Mr. -Johnson, better known' as  " Dad'" is in the city visiting-his  son.     '    _    - ~        , .a  .  F. B.-JWard,  Douglas Lake  jyas a   visitor  Thursday.   ���  manager of'the  Cattle Cov Ltd.,  in   the  City   on  The B. C. Gazette, dated 20th'  inst., contains the announcement  that " His Honor the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council has been  pleased to accept "the resignation  of W. N. Rolfe, of Nicola, as an  official member of the .Board of  Directors of the Nicola Vallej  General Hospital."  According to advices received  the No*. 2 Tunneling Company is  now Somewhere in France. A  number of well known citizens  belong to this company.  Road Foreman E. J. Rhodes  will leave tomorrow on a business  trip to Lytton.  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 while  the selection is good, you will be  astonished.'  ANDREW EWART  A message has been received  in Merritt from Bugle-Major J.  F. Leonard of the 172nd Battalion  C. E. F.   (Cariboo  Rangers)  at  Kamloopn, expressive of appreciation of the support of Mayor  Jackson and other subscribers to  the movement on behalf of the  bugle band.    $30.00 has been donated on the list in the hands of  the Mayor and the gift of a drum  from this city has thus been guaranteed. The full band equipment  is to consist of twenty bugles, one  bass drum, two tenor and eight  snare drums.   .  The owner of ticket number 33  has won the collar and cuff set  drawn by the Patriotic Guild for  the second time.   At the previ-    x  _,.   ���.^u  ous draw 99 was the winner, but | ray of Victoria,  the owner not claiming the prize  and his or her identity being unknown a re-draw was made yesterday afternoon.  The fortunate holder of .ticket  33 can claim-the beautiful set by  presenting card at the Rose  Marche.  Miss Tripp Now  At Saloniki  The  City Tailor,  A bocial will take place at next Phone 23  week's Epworth League meeting. I    (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  Miss Tripp, at one time matron  of Nicola Valley General Hospital, who is engaged in hospitd'  work at' Saloniki, the British and  French Base in Greece, has written to friends in the Valley telling interestingly of a recent trif  spent at Cairo. Aniong the European points visited by Mis?  Tripp since the war began an  France, Malta, Saloniki and I  several Mediterranean ports of  interest.  For neglecting to apply for a  chaffeur's license, as required by  the Motor Regulations Act, an  employee of the Nicola Valley  Garage was fined ten dollars and  costs by Magistrate Rolfe at the  Provincial Courthouse at Nicola  on   Monday.  . Constable   Farr  prosecuted the case.   Defendant  was asked to exhibit his license  on Friday night at Nicola after  taking a number of passengers  from Merritt to a whist drive  there,  Miners, bridgemen, carpenters  and other tradesmen desiring to  go overseas quickly can be signed  up today.   Lieut. J, D. M<M_.r-  arrived in  the  ^���ity last night,   and today and  tomorrow will recruit in  behalf  of the 1st Pioneers. After being  medically examined and attested  recruits can leave  immediately  for camp"at~VictoriaTand are as-  sured of leaving  for   England  within a month or so.  A pleasing improvement is  noted at the home of Mr. and  Mrs. W. ri. Cowen, on Nicola  Avenue, where a garden is being  put in and ah artistic fence erected around the property.  Pte. Dave Campbell, of the  Cariboo Rangers, who recently  underwent an operation for appendicitis at the "Royal Inland    Hospital at Kamloops, is. making Remember the BRUNSWICK  an   excellent   recovery.    He   ar- Write ahead for reservations.  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.  rived~in town on  train.  last  evening's  Wednesday evening, April' 19,  has been set as the date for the  rendering of Stainer's oratorio  "The Crucifixion" by a massed  choir of about 35 local singers.  Mr. Frank Corp was a visitor  to Nicola on Sunday last.    -  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade  Bicycleiittcd with-RWAtrCfazin,  New Drpattute or Hetcttles  Coaster Brake and Hub*, Detachable Tires, high (jradeequiiv  incut, including Mud- aaa rn  fr-inrds.Pump.x.Tools Wt.OU  to'rd FREE 1916 Catalogue,  ��� GO'pages of JJtevc/rsi Sundries  ana Repair Ufa ten al. You can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Price&.  T. W. BOYD & SON,  27 Notre Dime St. West, Montreal, Four:  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Mar. 31, 1916  ..?���:;  i  v.-^  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  *&he House of ��%Ceril in  MERRITT, - - B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked of Hctels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLANL  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. A. Hoggan, Prop.  NOTICE  ���i *>K">>x-X'*v*******-:">*-  ">*>��M~K*'5"2"-."2,,S,"ii,>,S��!MS" �����������'>%���������������/���  MILLINERY  SEED GRAIN FOR SALE  The public is hereby notified ihat a limited quantity of Tested  Seed Grain grown on the Experimental Dry Farm at Quilchena is for  sale at the following prices:  s  e  tu��\  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well  shod.  War Hero Expected Home  This Week End  HORSI  MY SPECIALTY  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.    Beat workmanship and fair prices  I  ���i  J. LI  Nicola Ave.  Near City Hall     a  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business ".  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AHD SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  Private R. M. Bond, of "Nicola,  who has been serving at the  front with the 2nd C.M.R.'s is  expected to arrive home this  week end and' his arrival is  awaited by his family with joyful anticipation.  Pte. Bond, who is a brother of  Miss Bond, of the nursing staff  of tbe Nicola Valley General  Hospital, has had stirring experiences during the war. He was  wounded by rifle fire and later  was badly crushed, through the  falling of a wall after an explosion.  The "Toronto Globe" announces his arrival at Halifax,  N.S. on Thursday of last week.  Variety  Red Pyfe Wheat.  Official Germination Test  .98%    per cent  Price per lb.  . 3%c per lb.  Marquis Wheat  ..99 %  Prelude Wheat .'.97  Kubanka  Wheat  94 %  Prussian Blue Peas .......... 93  Canadian Beauty Peas .... '.".'.'.94%  2 Rowed Chevalier "Barley . . . .100   '  Mensury. Barley 97  White Hulless Barley -.97 %  Smyrna "Barley 86  Garton No. 22 Oats 97  O.A.C. No. 72 Oats 99 %  Abundance  Oat    , . . 98  Sixty Day Oat    ', 99  Banner  Oat  . 99 y2  per cent 3 %i per lb.  per cent ............ .3%. per lb.  per cent  3 % per lb.  per cent  5 per lb.  per cent 5 per lb.  per cent- 3 per lb.  per cent 3 per lb.  per cent 3 per lb.  per cent 3 per lb.  per cent   2 % per lb.  per cent    2 % per lb.  per cent    2 % per lb.  per cent   2 % per lb.  per. cent    2 % per lb.  i.  You will find a nice selection of  And a beautiful collection of   ���VAT   THE   ====������'���''���  ROSE MARCHE  HATS   TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL  ���**���:������  t  ���T-  i  f  T  Y  _���*  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.  Ernest Williams left on Tuesday morning's train for the main  line,  Two Lectures to  Farmers Interest  Under the auspices of Nicola  Farmers Institute two lectures  will be given at the City Hall on  Tuesday next, April 4, commencing at eight o'clock.  Mr. T. A. F. Wianco. will give  an address on Dairying topics,  while   Mr. 'H.   0. English,   will  lecture  on   Forage   Crops   and  -Seeds.- --  A large attendance of all interested is urged. No charge for  admission. ,  H. D. Kelley left the city on  Til'esday for Kamloops, having  enlisted with the 102nd R.M.R.'s.  Mason Pye, the rancher of Iron  Mountain, was in the city at the  beginning of the week. (  Mr. Hardiman was in the city  from Canford at. the beginning  of the week, on business.  Mrs. W. G. Mabbitt, has arrived in Kamloops from Merritt, to  take up residence,, her husband  being on the local C.P.R. staff..  Joe Hutton, who has been unwell for some weeks past,- left on  Tuesday morning's train for Harrison Hot Springs where he will  spend a week or so recuperating.  James Simpson^ of Simpson &  Cranna, was a passenger on  Tuesday mornings train,going on  a business trip to Vancouver.  On Thursday of last week, J.  R. Jackson, m.p.P. of Greenwood,  and brother of Mayor Archie  Jackson, of this city, celebrated  his 57th birthday. Still hale and  hearty, Greenwood's member is  a popular personality, well known  to many people here.-  The City Council will meet in  regular session on Monday evening next at eight o'clock.  J. Sharp, who enlisted in the  .No. 2 Tunneling Company as a  private' has been promoted to  sergeant.  4.^.^.^.^.^.^..J.^.^..J..>^.^..J..;..��.^..:..:..;..:..:..:..;.  ���  %  ���  %  X  %  ���������������������^������������������**>*>*I**J,,5"5'�����"�����������  Seeds-Seeds-Seeds  We stock Rennies and Ferrys Tested and   -  Tried Garden Seeds.  *  Prunes,      Delicious Cookers,, extra large      . per lb.  " Sun Maid" Raisins, the Standard of Excellence  .17  Have you paid your subscription to the Canadian Patriotic  Fund ? Lists will be published  next week.  All members of the Epworth  League are specially asked to attend next Monday's meeting.  The election of officers will take  placed ���     :      '     "  E. W. Hutton and Abe Leo, of  Vancouver, were guests at" the  .Adelphi Hotel this week.  Next Thursday, April 6, is the  date of the Basket Social .to be  given under the auspices of the  Pythian Sisters in the K.P. Hall,  An enjoyable time is assured for  all.  Wm. Cooper, who .for several  months dispensed revivers at the  Coldwater Hotel bar, left ihe city  on Monday -morning's train for  Keremeos. Bill is an old-timer  in the Province,he worked on the  first bridge swung across the  ��� Fraser.  Rsx Theatre. We are giving  special features every two weeks.  The first of these special series  commences Friday, April 7th,  entitled "My Official Wife." Five  reel play. Also a comedy. Now  don't miss these.  Spreads like Butter  %  %  V  %  i  *  *  t  Fine Shipment of Fresh Dates,  Marmalade,  Peanut Butter,  Ingersol Cheese,  Limberger Cheese  "Macaroni - * -  Jap Rice, Large and Clean Grain  Lima Beans  Pancake Flour Self Raising  3 pkts. for .40-  2 pkts. for .25  ,   in'Rlsss jars ._     .  ',.    each..23  makes Dainty Sandwiches " ' bot^.23  per cake,. 17  per lb. .40  2 lbs. fcr .25  "3 lbs.'for .25  per lb. .09  per pkt.  .35  Red Cross Supplies  To Be Shipped  . Mrs. M. A. Durland and Mr.-'.  G. M. Gemmill..were received as  as new members at the Red  Cross meeting held yesterday. ���  Along with a large parcel of  linen and other articles for hospital use sent in by the Red Cross  Auxiliary at Canford, a ship-"  ment containing the following  goods waspacked and delivered  to,the depot last night for shipment* overseas., 18 enteric shirts  7 nightshirts, 4 pairs bed boots,  30 T bandages, 110 hospital handkerchiefs, 6 eye bandages, 5  many tailed bandag s, 6 pairs bed  Yale County Court  Opens Wednesday  Afier the date having been  twice postponed, the Yale County  Court will open on Wednesday  ntx-, April 5, at the Provincial  Courthouse, His honor Judge  Swanson presiding.  An interesting case will be  that of Merritt and District Industrial Co-operative Society are,  suing for $39 00 for good3 supplied to defendant, a member,  while the latter will put in a  counter claim fors $43.00 share  money lie holds in the Society.  The legality of an amended clause  governing   the   paying   out   of  pyjama suits, 35 daj "socks' 5  pair laparopony stockings. Surgical Dressings ���50 small pads,  60 compressors, t40 pads (large),  500 mouth wipes.  Our stock of Groceries is always turning which ensures  for our customers everything of the freshest'and best  procurable, and always up-to-date.    No stale' goods.  Self Raising  per pkt. .35  45  Buckwheat Flour,  Rogers'^Teble Syrup 5-lb. tins, each  Manila Drips, ���    an Excellent Maple Flavored Syrup  half-gals. .45, 1-gals.  Wheat Granules,      A Very Choice Breakfast Food  6-lbs.  Semolina,, Makes Tasty,Puddings per 1-lb. pkt.  Minced Clams, 2 tins .25  Herring in Tomato Sauce/ per large tin .15  .85  .40  .23  *  socks,'11 knitted wash cloths, 5 j share money on demand will be  the bone of legal con ten tion,.and  which will - doubtless * prove" of  considerable interest to members'  of the Society.  For the plaintiffs: M.,L. Grimmett ; for defendant J. A." Maug-;  han. -    ���  Another case', A.'- McGoran vs.  A.- Gillis, of Penticton; is one in-  whichthe plaintiff is suing for :  the sum of  $27.00 ior  lumber-,  sold and delivered iii i'912...-  For the plaintiff; J. A. Maughan; fur defendant W. Clayton  of Penticton,        . ......  Ocher court' business includes  the consideration of two chamber  application, also four applications'  for certificates cf naturalization  as British subjects, one of which  is on behalf of F. W. Crowder,  an American, the well known  rancher of Aspen Grove.  C. 'M. Winny, "Nicola, .was a  visitor ih -the city on Tuesday.  Birth-On March 28, to Mr-  and .Mrs. David-Forsy the, a son.  Birth���Today, to Mr. and Mrs.  Harvey Hall, of Tulameen, a  daughter.  Mrs. J. P. Boyd," left on Tuesday to spend a vacation "in Van  couver.  The weekly meeting of the  Patriotic Guild was held in the  Council Chamber at the City hall  on Monday afternoon. There  was a good; attendance Another  consignment of wool for making into comforts by the members has been ordered. Mrs. A.  Subject was welcomed as a new  member.  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  Incubator for Sale  $5.00 Prize Cycle Incubator, 58  capacity, with THREE BROODERS  and Thermometer complete. Condition as new. Apply W. Sherwood  opposite City Power House.  Laying Chickens  FOR SALE  Apply:  ���FRANK BOND, Granite Ave.  !  I  i  t ���  -%  Blue Point Oysters,  Ham,  Back or Side Bacon,  Very Choice Onions,  Sugar Cured  per tin  per lb.  per lb.  6-lbs.  .23  .20  .29  .25  THE  MEHHITT  The Merritt.Recreation Club  forrtierly the Hub Billiard and Pool Hall is now  open under new management. The reading and  writing rogrn 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.  Miss Whitmore, of Kamloop?,"  has taken .up a position on the  nursing staff of the hospital. '  Mr. Joe. Small, of Pope and  Small, was a business visitor to  Lower Niccla at the beginning of  the week.  Mr. and Mrs. Grimmett, entertained the members of theyouni?  peoples carving class connected  with the Anglican Sunday School  at their-residence last night.  Kf ml jops Private.  Killed In Action  WANTED.-Competent Woman COOK AND GENERAL for  Ranch. Apply by letter, stating  wages and references to Box X,  Merritt, B. C.  Among this week's early arrivals at the Cold vater Hotel were  A. C.Dunn, of Glacier; Charles  Ttiompson, or Vancouver ; E. G.  Walker, of Glen Walker ; and N.  S. Fraser, K.V.R. Penticton.    '  .The, Kamloops Sentinel announces with regret that word  was'received on Tuesday morning of the death al the front of  Sydney Job nstone, only son of  Aid. and Mrs. D. B. Johnstone,"  of Kamloops.   The private , was  killed in action on the 17th inst  while serving with the 1st,Pioneers,. with whom he only quite  recently crossed to France. Mai y  friends of Aid. Johnstone in  Merritt wiil join in tenderirg  sincere sympathy with the family  in .their irreparable loss.  MEET ME AT  THE  The members of the Anglican  choir desire to i h nk Mr. H. S.  Cleasbyfor his kindness in loaning his car for' the journey to  Nicola on Sunday, also to Mr.  Rnodes for arranging for another automobile "used on that occasion.   .  Road Foreman Rhodes and gang  returned yesterday from a trip  up Mamette Lake road which had  suffered washouts and other  damage in consequence of the  seasonable weather and the heavier than usual traffic which has  passed over the road since the  opening up of the Aberdeen  copper mine. The road is now  in good passable condition for  traffic.  Bill Murray Writes  In Usual Happy Vein  Lance-Corporal  Wm, Murray  of Merritt. who is with the' fifth  Battalion in France, has written  to N. J. Barwick to tell him .and  any other localfriends th&t he is  in the best of health and looking  forward    anxiously   to getting  back to the   "'good .old  N"cola  Valley." I could live on top of a .  mountain after this experience"  of snqw and wet he states.    A  member  of  the. local   Masonic-  lodge and Eastern Star, he sends .  fraternal greetings to brethren  here.  William Thompson and Robt.  Fairley, both well known in" the  city, have, this week been attested for service. The former for  overseas and- the latter in the  102nd R. M. R.'s.-  M  ���^AfrTOtwsgvy^-gv-.

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