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 <H3fe-  THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    Of    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  MERRITT,   B.C..   FRIDAY,   APRIL  28,  1916  Price 5 Cents  Kola Valley Sustains  m  Loss-^-i  -New Offices  From Premier R. L.  or Middlesboro Mines  ���.:i:'W  [eviS��ffices for  SStMitfdlesboro Mines  Ni^^^Mtical7;;Optii__ii5in Displayed  ���&o��>  riGo'al Mines  |js^;The.e^to8tnictfon of new and thorough.  -*-��� ^^__^^__^^^ft^^*���^l''commodious offices to  K^jife^r^aw^t^se'fdestroyed by. fire.some  �� ....... ......_  commenced by the  here, immediate-  planned and 'built  minute lines,  and  ^l^jpuHrj^mOTy'wi^/the; progressive  fcl^|j^d^iiterr.ri8irig spiritof the,: m nage,  f.';KiH_.;.-.''.-_  enterprisingspirito  r��.j'-.'vf.v^':f>,v_{..--:   ...    -.i-1'   .-f.  jnaent��a_��reflected throughout all their  f, *'S^tie^eci^ary7bf ;Jlra ^company, ��� VMr.J H..  _/#T^V^PiomineriSthero��� will ,'beain addition  t^js^su^veyorsfroomsvand^  tS:1&��&0b^'teamf Wea^^^'.^aV'tnost ^reliable  ;��gft:*;0;>,<&n^  }f'���'";-��� leadirig.to the 'Aberdeen, Copper Mine  '^$I&&Trii_^  Wedding Bells  MACLEAN  LEESE  The marriage took place at Shulus on  Wednesday, April 26th, of Miss Eleanor  Mary Leese, of Shulus, formerly of  Nova Scotia, and Howard Maclean, of  Merritt, and formerly of Chilcompton,  Somersetshire, England. The wedding  was solemnized by the Rev. A. H  Plummer, Mrs. Plummer and Mr. Jajk  Grimmett'being the witnesses. Both  the contracting parties are .well known  in-the district. The bridegroom is employed |at the \ Co-operative.. Society  store and has been for a long time actively associated. With the boy scouts  'movement,' .being scoutmaster of the  local .;organization. '; The., couple., who  jiave_been: receiving the congratulations  of their, many, friends,, have taken up  residence'inthe Walters Block. ���  KOSGliS- ^   DE LAGIROOAY  r^Qn^-Easfer;:.Moriday\at-;-the-'Catholic  Chur.ch^the7Rev.vFather Wagner'unit-  edijhjrnarriage Mdlle Madeline De; [La-  GirOday ;ahd ;j.;Koscis, both of Abbots^  bride'sl;family;*h��is"St^  many?.yearsV,;VJ,Tbe^  deriiE��:^  qbt^ned^wpositioh^  'Among.tho^^^  >^regatioh^hicfri^  ^pinyiwastjtoey^^  'came^  wpekj'endi-and >.retuhied^6'm'eV'6n":.Taes-;  illpff..,.,,,,,.^.,, ..l....^  Premier Borden Conveys Sympathy  V^Premier.K6Bett.F6rden.thi's;afterri66n  '^.^������.a^aate.isKS*i_SS___s8fi  Capt. Jack Nash, D;S.O. Lays Down  His Life for Empire's Cause  Brilliant Career of Brave Nicola Soldier Nobly Ended  Capt, Jack Nash; D.S.O. of Nicola, has been killed in action. The  sad, brief intimation was received in an official wire from Ottawa this  morning by Mr.'V. Harbord-Harbordi his" brother-in-law, in the absence in England of the gallant officer's wife. 'Neither the,date-nor.  details as to how Nicola's hero, fell are at hand but it is known that  .as a signalling officer on the staff of the Fifth Battalion he was in  the midst of some of the fiercest fighting on the western front.  ?Wides read and profound sorrow at'the passing of a fearless warrior envelops the homes of Nicola and the entire district today, for  ���',' Jack " was everybody's Jack.    Happy-go-lucky, typical of the nonchalant Englishman living the free life of the Westerner, he was so  full of iifewecan hardly bring upon oui selves to realize that he has  answered the trumpet call of the last-rally.   Aged about fifty, .Capt.  Nash was the essence of manliness, genial, careless-and fearless.  ��� Everyone was his friend ; he had no-enemies, lest it be the German  that would despoil the freedom of his country and his empire. '-'XX ���'  A soldier born, a patriot by instinct, he was inhesitant in '.^obeying  the impulses of the red blood iri'his;VeinB when a tyrant is at the gate,  'The British'Empire had declared wartbut eleven days when, on Aug.  ; 15, 1914, Capt. Nash left with the.first Nicola Valley contingent for  the front;   A South African veteran;': he made rapid  progress  as  a  skilled officer in this the world's greatest war.   On Whit Monday of ;  last year he gained his D.S.O; by-"saying the situation  for his bat-  .   talion, and saving them from complete7 annihilation by  his .fearless- -  '  hes's and great gallantry"���,as stated; in; the official despatch.  ;���).' Born.in England, he was educated;vat ...King Williams College, .Isle  ��� /of Man.A-resident of.the .Nicola'-yalleyVfor several years he was  :  firewarden for'Aspen Grove district.��,.Hemarried just before. leav-H  X ing for thesfront Miss'Eleanor^Wilsph, sister of Mrs. V. H. Harbord,  ���;:;whq'>re.sided^at;Nicpla^'^utnow;'-is'^in1/Engiahd.':^':He'leaves nb/family-  To.: the relatives.here .arid to^thel;. sorrowing wife in . England/the :  ;: NewsYjoiris. with: many others in. extending its sincere sympathy,'  Holiday Dance  Well Supported  Some sixty dollars h s been netted  for the funds of the Ladies Auxiliary of  the Nicola Valley General Hospital as  the result of the Easter Monday evening dance held at the Armory, when  sixty-five couples spent; several happy  hours dancing to music supplied by  Messrs R. Morrison (piano), J. Fairley  O'iolin), and J. Halliman (drums), the  accompaniaments being brightly rendered. Mr. McMillan was floor manager,  while to the ladies of the Auxiliary was  entrusted the arrangements for the  preparation and serving of the appetising refreshments enjoyed about midnight.  Mrs. G. F. Ransom, president, and  Mrs. J. P. Boyd, secretary, wrth other  energetic officials, did much towaids  ensuring success to the annual event.  Anglican Church  Easter Vestry  Wardens Re-elected.���Finances  Well Maintained for the  Year  Unable to Get  A Substitute  Heayy  m  s  mJv B.fAitkeh,.rancher of Salmon Arm;  arnyed-in the .'city at -the/beginning ;6f.  -the iweek with.twelve horses belonging  :tb partiesjin his^districtfor use/in-the  extensive logging camps to bt operated  Jiy^ai.ic.&;Haye^3iup^;jthe,;"Coldwatei;  fduririg^theVseasonnow-opening.'.;. -aXXAX  P.��he��.|bbrs&.-jfu^  ^iridlratf^obked^^^  JuniJer^tai^lanb.the^ batch> of ^horses  .^rbffi^fiet��'sa^'e&;coHn  ihasKffff4airy-Sr��nPty|jLthe  sei ^iiews|  Hi; \ Op. Pr^ibition  'ReviXW.'; Henderson  Spoke at  Well Attended Public Meeting  9:.<\. x .'-.^y ���������'-.  |;SAt; a 'well attended meeting of citizens  iigjid an?the|:Rex ^heatMi^otf S TueMay;  evening under the auspices; of the local  ^mmitteeg^i^be^ProW  mer^R^^^i^^ife^i^n^^  m  m  m  w  m  Yx  Yx  W  ���ff.v. ,--'���-' . -".:.f;j;i>;_;. ;���'���.:,; ...f-vj. :ff....f'-Wv'; i." ^f..... ;^ :������-.���'���- ^.--.  ]iiy(Xs  l^^^iiiii^rt^^^Sl^i^S  mxY.  w0i0m^m��m:QytM  ^OtlilSGelnturyl^  comprehenaivejwaj  ed;thei,wide aspect  ionTof_.the.hour,frombuie$i>icv(i,Fi  movement.\2>TneHwaF_now,:bemgi waged  !���'���''��� y-'i ^Vg^/.'JCf���^/J;Y./-./.^v^^-^.?/.i_;���^J.?^^c^^*l.w ^��."-'T-.m.->.^*-���'>���-  .nt 1 tn ^'inTA*___ifir   lnTfTf _Lt#^��a^��*%^%.X% ��ij_r4 '_r4_rv**^%,>nvl%h^ &  Owing to thela'rge number, of medical  men from the West serving the colors  in various capacities- and the present  dearth of doctors Dr. Tutill, of this cityj  ���who has.in offer from^Capt.-G; "A;.:i B'.'  'Hill, Assistant Director of Medical Services, pf an appointment'ivith an 6yer-;  seas'unit, fWillbe unable;,to accept the  ;offer.':..The doctor;in /his attempt to  secure a locum tenens endeavored with-  out'success through the registrar of the  profession in B.^CiTand^^ by.-;communication;with btHer" professional friends7to  get someone;to look7after his;medical,  intfirests.:>The^itsld iniwhich DrTTutill:  and';Dr. .Gillis.:;practice'j8itoo;Wide in  ^territory for. one man;;  ;���&!%&#?*$  ^��teii*!S  ment  The Easter Vestry of St. Michaels  Anglican Church was held in the parish  hall on Wednesday evening, the vicar,  the Rev. N. J. Thompson presiding.  The attendance was discouraging being  small and not fully representative.  Accounts and reports were received and  officers elected for the year.  The financial statements submitted  by Churchwarden Langstaff and accepted subject tojhe audit,were considered  as gratifying.indicating that during the  year, which generally was a difficult  one, the church had more than held its  own financially the general revenue being $97 more than in the-previous year;  the account showing a,balance in hand  at date of $22.06 ; while the debton the -  buildirg fund had been reduced by some  ,$263w: ���  The general account showed that  $25VQ3 was brought forward from the  1915 vestry/ account 'and wi th-^GTS. 24  sundry receipts the-totav revenue aggregated '$763.27, to take care of total  expenses of $681.21, leaving a balance  in hand of $22.06. J'  yf'Asvstated'ab6ve"-;-'tbe'- building fund  debt;has been reduced; by $263, in pay  merit of .a loan; interest, and other liabilities, the total liability; ori. this  ao-Y  count now being $2,445,, "against which  are;possible assets in putstandirig donation's; proiriised, of $412.50.'.���'...': . :;  ��Miv;H;S. Cleasby cptnp'iniented the  wardeiisontheirrrepprtfand was sure  all cpuldlook; forward  to;_ the coming  ^^r^th,fj^li^^fi^^e;%fl^ 'i .  glowingftribiite to "the^^workdorie.by the  choir! irivthfc services.:-7 XyX' .AyAA.-.  Vi'In bis/.Easterivestry;;rniBssage^pi the  parishoners;;tli^'fyicar;rep6rf^ .onSthe    ���  ^pij^ipj^p^this^hwchfV^kv^  ^er^Ib^cKp^jii^riW^ingS^t^  Sii^(ay|scb()bi;wisjbeiri^put^n^tgoodc' "���  (^xiXXxxxyyxxy--  toD^Thoma3;McKMting^  i.^uhn^Wiliiain^Tlw  IL  #Men!Mlotnih&I^,  ^'7f:��g;7f!^  777 T^Ml6fed7l^wurvSpecial"T!' A  xXXX;X'XryxMea$uieX.XX;X^:.  '* v*4^"*"'V'  VifVr)ii  U^  Satisfaction  7he4pqu^rt:ers7  0X0^rf^ictWX. 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K'   J'  .Standard-Goods  ''���&<  Urhubarb^  potatoes^  ardr.Goodsh:. u....-;���  >yfi1_X2T>y>r. ;vte ���,-. t -x '  ~*,^���Ay>,  ''it  yx;,  ^;;^'.;^f.,r..v  31b*^2S  1-25  BACON, BactyCbbicetfmbkea..71 Ib.ii30 :���  doz. .40  i:o6  25  MARMALADE ORANGES,  ���^'';'-^v\;v:^��:K?PBVl��lii'i'^':-''.';^^;V.i;  PRIDE OP MERRITT;  i The best value on the  i ;njarket. Bought by us  ^inflarge; quantities be-  ;.fore 'the..���-; advance  in  prices arid is being sold  ���at: thev;'same ;��� prices  ;,y^hich. we have obtain-.  edxiot:years.' '.:  /i.^iri^'"*"'?''''"^'"^'*'' J~y:-yy,^:-  'ii^i per lb.  50c^     ;  m  ���Yx  our  B��mMmmm:m^xm  en Seeds  arei^the^most-^li^le ^n7:the.riiarket'atid tliat weX-Cdtaygiye-lyou^Satisf  '::':'':k*"x/&-yiiix^  sfaclion with pur compl  lete  &&&  i  xY  "Y  ���Y  xf  Y  Y  Y  4  4  Y  Y  f  T  ���T  -Y  Y  >Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  xf  Y  -Y  'Y  :Y  <Y-  ty  ty  ty  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  >pb$0*^^  jthe jfebple^to';?theijdeeper arid'.loftier  .things lri7lifev IHe.iristariced^he.-twip'  jrig put;6f the yodka-trafflc.: ih^Russiti  by'"a'stroke of;the^peo":;as;'. H^';;said^  ^'Russia realized tfie'grayity ofvthe;sjti  jBatiori in her sbldiefaffacingVJhe'..'most'  jscientiftcaliy and highly trained soldiers  !in the.^'world'; ^Sh'e'retoeriibere.itthatit  was vodka thati^^lost' herv the ��� war.with  Japan,'"';"-X_X.' X-XyXXX. -'.)ixXXi X. Xy:-.  '.. Tbe; speaker; for; a considerable . time  dealt with the dangers of all and-'f the  evils",of;spin'e of'the open bars arid was  surprised.that hotelmen in- theirvowri  interests, had not protected their*busi.  ness-against them.���':   ������".'���" -  Thegrowtb of the prohibition movement and individual references to the  stepsitekeriiin^other^proyinceit^ajLd^Jn  the States were dealt with in the ad-  "dr'essr;'During'his-interesting talk Rev.  Henderson entertained with shafts of  ���wit and; epigrams that compelled fre-  quantlaughter. "PlentyZof wet goods  :���no dry goods ; money for booze, none  for shoes" were among his ejaculations.  Another related to one " Sandy " who  besides keeping the " Sawbath " kept  eve ytl.ing he.co'uld lay his hands on.  The. speaker, gave his reasons for be  ing opposed to compensation as an after  result:^ji[-'^ip^^it>n'io_a'.''' >The .power to  licerisej'implies.itherpowerIto prohibit, he  conte"nded-in his^ arguirients,    ���  On the"cali;f6i.rquestions, Mr.'George'  Irvine rose, and was inyitedto the. plat  form by Rev:-flendersori, After Mr,  Irvine h^d congratulated the speaker  on the moderate; language he had'used,  spoke ot reforms made in domestic hab-  i ts since 'bis early. days .when young men  either >v'eiit;tp.;the church or the tav.--  em. i He did-ribt'believ'e that effectual  good had been or could be obtained by  trying to make people sober by Act,of  Parliament, using the ' instance .������ of; In-  dians and liqjidr ^trouble's and interdicts^  as examples; ^jRather he favored improving the'nation by moral persuasion  along educational lines. . :-.. ;;;;>,  -��� The views of !Mrv Iryine were closely  listened to and applause in equal mea-  snre to that accorded Mr. Henderson  was noted ait the clos����� of.;his ��������� informal  ispeech. The7, singing- of the National  Anthem closed the meetingi.  trarisfeir^itb^tt^;! Pj.6riee.rsv jfor<qverj  seas service.'-A. All':yut^e''aye^marti^  and;are;among Mprrit^^  edcitiaeria. xXy y. yX-XxyXX&iRzXXix  :��� X tapt night;;John)Hawiciris^;.an:d|:^m'?'  ;H^iners,V��f:Nicola, ^  ^HsK;of.iJ5ui|cheha^ihe?iat^  years'^irtillery experience ,-?-sipiedVpap-  ers with^Sergt^ Leitch^Salioi'for. the  Piprieers,"r^;;W;..;'f'i':7^v,7;^>S.:;i,7^;^  Colonel ; Vicars, officer; com-  manding^thei-i72nd^Battalion,  Can*bop , Rangers, stationed at  Karalpops has. accepted the offer  of Murdock Mclntyre, proprietor  of the Coldwater Hotel, to present a "twelve months old cub  bear aa' a mascot for the battalion,, to be taken overseas. There  was .quite a little excitement  around the hotel yesterday when  the bear had to be coaxed into  the box in which he left on the  morning train for his military  home at Kamloops. If all goes  well the cub later should form an  interesting connecting link between the battlefields of France  and the Nicola; Valley besides  being a booster of '" Merri tt." ''*.���  irilereistafo^pei^ril^^i^lw^  5!bit!^r^(^stand^rouse;.'^nplea8^  ;mV|eelingfe" ;��stibul^  Chris tian;spirlt_of;'uriit^]^ff;U;|{  .viWe-must;-*ll',aim'tt"-.hay^  brptheriy: lovij7 uperinoist; and- ^  against the  temptation  to bring;'; into7  pur,church relationships business "and'v  social  frictions. ;,;There;is;ro-snrer  foundation upon which to build up and  J develop the church, of Christ than true  unity in spirit;ahd^action among-the  members-pf. the. church: AxyXiX  ;-���-. As.'all are not'made alike bo neither,.  carijirseelalike^'statesthejficar.ther'e^i:  lit  '-':K  Have you paid your April  subscription to the Local  Branch of ihe   Canadian  X i. \.Patriotic;-'JFunfd:^' ^x-XX  Amounts can be paid';at;any time-at:  either>of. the local...banks where  special forms' can be-bad on "application by those who wish to have.their,  subscriptions transferredifrom;their  accounts to the fund at the end of  ���������';'-~'r-X. 'each';month;'::   ���.',.,_"  fore>let the; spirit of give and take; and;; ;  let live prevail. As bur souls are7of ;the .,  same value in  tlie eyes of God any;'.,  changes created through different social  atmospheres, should not be allowed tor  produce.any antagonistic feeling or an- ���  imosity.    All meet upon the one social  platform in the Church.'  In conclusion the vicar states that the  parishioners should strive at all times  to keep the highest principles  before  them.   While occasions would doubtless  arise when they would not see eye to ���;  eye he would >ith  God's help try to .  guide the people along the lines which.X-  to him seemed most helpful and edify-;/:  ing.    If all go forward in the Power of V  God's Holy Spirit there is not the least;"  doubt that St. Michaels church will be ���  a wonderfiii: power for ;good '. in  this-  Vineyard;df;the Lord;''   ',';���"���������.;���'.; 'Xi ���'' :xi:A  The; following -church  biRcers wefe';*���  elected, ���vicar's 'warden,-. Dr.   G;^H;^  Tutill; peoples warden,'. W<R. 'LarigrA7  staffjilay. delegates,  H. S.Vciea_3by^A.2^^;S;t:.Sj  W;"Strickland,7 A.;;E.,��� J^'Round;7:f:G^5S/fj:SJ?|]  Pevon3h:re,C-P-fHoojpen.church"; sec;  retary;  A. E. J.^ Round; ;,,audit6rs^;:Wi  Heslop; and ^A. ��� E. .J.: Round XX 'XXAX^iXi^xMAi^iM  .'���& -X'ty-X,  x-M  .;i'^-r  yti  X"rS'jH-riM  l;..ff*v5;_?;'  '";Pte:;'A.'.Oarririgton;;Nicbl^has|^  transferred/ from   the''';;.VvMib'bb'-;:-''''v;"':','"-i':;'!*l!l  ^yxyXv[!?x;-Xi'?$$:'?^  -.a '."��� * \k.j-r��.:f-*.^">jv?ro'<y^tng3ifiK]^ itWi'di'ii'i iii'i"iiii*'i''iriT '" *��� 1' r'i 1 ij'r - ri'rii 'r''  Raiigers- tp-the ^Piorieerfl,'*,which7ir;<7S^^;  ���ibmpany, has Ie ft f or ��� the f rbhU X ^.^^fe  -.,������'���'���'���' .f--f.::>   ���-.���.''. "���       '; "������; ,���';'.; X^X^iKr--X.Xsy.:yX0If-'  X-A.-i'-'X-y;- x . x: ��� ���. A-,y-i-.'-- x:;--^ypfXX- xXXfitft  '���'������':x.y- X- -    :������'.'-X':x ���yi*-:':Xxx.y$yxxfXi��M  '���������     - ��� ...'.'.'���',-;   . y.ii?.' X ���'.���'-���?:������;'f'fe!v.^^  y$$i  ytf-r*'.'-. Friday April 28. 1916  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Tv/O  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Friday  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - Editor : Ernest B. Mayon  LET'S ALL GET BUSY  Has not the time arrived for the ciiy officials to prepare for a general clean-up around the city. The snow has gone, exposing to view on  some of our streets and lanes, vacant lots and yards the accumulated  refuse of the winter months.  Favored, as we in this section are, with a covering mantle of snow  during several moDths, are we not as a consequence inclined to be  somewhat careless of sanitary conditions. Obviously, we are now on  the eve of warmer weather and with its arrival this neglect becomes a  source of great danger, and unless prompt action is taken may give rise  to serious epidemics. Yesterday was the day set apart at Kelowna  for a general "Clean-up Day." The afternoon was proclained a civic  holiday to enable all owners and occupants of property to assist in a  general cleaning up of the city. Teams for moving the garbage and  rubbish were provided by the city, scavenger and the cost of teaming  was born by the occupants. In short, the provisions of the Health By  law were strictly enforced.  Residents of Merritt, and visitors too, are well aware of the many  unsightly, unhealthy and untidy places even in the heart of the business  section. 0  Our city, beautifully cradled as it is in a healthy valley with air of  unrivalled purity should be cleansed of the germ-ridden rubbish to be  seen on every side. The beautifying of our home town should be  made an incentive for energetic individual and concentrated effort.  Those of our city aldermen who have been deputed to safeguard the  civic health and see that its health bylaws are enforced might with advantage give the matter of a " civic clean-up " their earnest attention.  Now would appear to be an opportune time for us all to get busy.  WHEN WILL THE ELECTIONS COME?  "When will the elections take place ? is the question most often asked by political students. R. J. McDouga], editor of the Penticton  Herald, who attends the sessions of legislature and looks down from  the press gallery into the political chess board and watches the moves  with a keen eye, sizes up the situation, as an impartial observer, ln the  columns of the Herald thus:  "No one appears to have any clear idea of when the elections will  take place, but it is a fair guess that they will come some time in July  probably rather early in the month. If the voters' lists revised at the  May court of revision are to be used, and that is fairly certain, the  elections cannot be held before the end of June. Many people expect  that they will be delayed until September, or some other fall month;  but such a course on the part of the government is rather doubtful, and  it would seem at present as if July was the best guess.  If the liberals prolong the sitting of the House' the Legislature will  not be dissolved much before the end of May. although in so far as  actual legislative business is concerned, it might as well be brought to a  close at the end of April."  Local Jewelers  Purchase Auto  JamesiSimpson, of Simpson &  Cranna, had an unfortunate  time last week when driving his  firm's new auto from Vancouver.  He figured on bringing the car  to Merritt by road via Washington and when at Everitt was inr  formed by the secretary of the  automobile club there that he  would be unable to get into B.C.  owing to the bad state of the  roads. Instead of going to Spokane he started to return Coast-  wards. Making a wrong turn  he got on a by-road and found  himself held fast in thick mud.  With the aid of much work the  car was extricated and the party  eventually reached Vancauver,  from which place the auto will  be shipped to Metritt by train.  He was accompanied in the car  by Cyril Walters.  Vpile at the Coast, Mr. Simpson "secured the agency for the  Edison Diamond Disc Grama-  phone records. Expert Demonstrators on the machines and records will be visiting Merritt  next week.  Collection Given  to Patriotic Fund  Lawyer J. A. Maughan spent  the week-end at main line points  on professional business.  Ed. Tingley, of Tulameen, was  a visitor in the City at the beginning of the week.  Why should two aldermen be singled out for a personal newspaper  attack for moving a resolution which the whole council passed without  a single negative vote. That ill mannered' comment of them being  "crazy with the heat*' is a nasty slur on the whole City -Council,  and an insinuation which a public board cannot very, well ignore  and still preserve its dignity. j  Thos. Somerville, of Lytton,  has been gazetted as deputy  mining recorder for the Ashcroft  mining division,- with sub recording office at Lytton.  David Dodding, son of Mr.and  Mrs. Dodding, of Lower "Nicola,  who has- been attending the  Agricultural College at Guelph,  Ontario, returned home on Tuesday.  Mr. and Mrs. Glen Campbell  and Mr. and Mrs. -Jones, of Canford Mill were visitors in thc  City on'Easter Monday and attended'the hospital dance in the  Armory that evening.  Although the rendition of the  oratorio "The Crucifixion " was  prepared and given solely for the  love of the music and without  any thought to financial results,  the sum of $39.90, the balance of  the offertory, after expenses had  been paid, has been handed to  the, Nicola Valley Branch of the  Canadian Patriotic fund. A  check for the amount was deposited with Treasurer Strickland on  April 20th, the day following the  rendering at St. Michael's church.  Receipts  Copies of music paid for  by members of choir  Offertory at Church  $ 9.50  55.60  Eisbursements  Music and words of Oratorio and postage on  same  Printing and Advertising  (N. V. News    and  Herald)  C.   Mcintosh��� Hauling  '    organ and chairs  Balance paid to Nicola  Valley Branch Canadian Patriotic fund  $65.10  $19.20  4.00  2.00  39.90  $65.10  J. L., Butterworth, left yesterday for Tulameen, and will go on  his ranch there. J. Upston, who  has-been a resident in the City  during the past few months also  left for Tulameen yesterday.  t ___UM4I. J MiJMKJWWMFMI^  CANADA'S CALL  FOR SERVICE AT HOME  Produce More and Save More  The Empire needs food. If you are not in the fighting line you may be in the producing line. Labour  is limited-���all the more reason to do more than ever  before. Grow food for the men who are fighting for you. The Allies need all the food that  you can produce. Every little helps. You are responsible for your own work. If you  cannot produce as much as you would like, produce all you can. Work with the right  spirit. Put fighting energy into your effort and produce now when it counts. The more  you produce the more you can save.    Producing and saving are war-service.  Make Your Labour Efficient  In war-time do not waste time and energy on unimportant and unprofitable work. Economize labour.  Put off unproductive work till after the war, and, if  possible, help in producing something needed now. Let us not waste labour. Canada  needs it all. If possible help to feed the Allies. Make your backyard a productive garden.  Cultivate it with a will.    Make your labour count for as much as possible.  Do Not Waste Materials  There should be no waste in war-time.    Canada could  pay the annual interest on her war expenditure out  of what we waste on our farms, in our factories, ir.  Every pound of food saved, from waste is as good as a pound of increased  The way for a nation to save is for every individual to save.    France is strong  The men'and women of Great Eritain are not  our homes.  production.  to-day. because of thrift in time of peace  only "doing " but are learning to "do without  Spend Your Money Wisely  Practise economy in the home by eliminating luxuries. Wasting our dollars here weakens our strength  at.the Front.     Your.savings   will help Canada to  finance the war.    Save your.money for the.next .Dominion-War issue.    There can be no  better investment.  THE   GOVERNMENT   OF   CANADA 5  THE  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE  i*WtS��"J������*'��..J19Kf*.,=��''*��-*��J��^*J-v*k ������.  Easter Day at  Anglican Church  Beautiful lilies and daffodils  were prominent in the Easter  decorations at St. Michaels Anglican church last week-end. The  floral display on the altar and  other parts of the church brightened the edifice for the occasion  of the great festival of the  Christian church. The real  charm of the adornment, lay ���in  its simplicity.  The vicar the Rev. N. J.  Thompson, conducted - all the  Eastertide services, which generally were fairly well attended.  On Easter Day Matins and Evensong- with celebrations of the  Holy Communion were observed,  the vicar also visiting the church  at Nicola in the morning. The  sermons preached were- upon  subjects incidental to the Resurrection and the Imrnor-<_...n.y of  Christ. In the evening, at Merritt, the ,anthem "They have  taken away my Lord" (Stainer)  was rendered by the choir, Miss  Violet Lawson singing impressively the solo.  Secretary Mrs. J. P. Boyd, of  the local branch of the Red  Cross Society is requesting that  all members and others who are  preparing articles for the next  shipment to be sent to the- front  will have same delivered by the  meeting on Thursday afternoon  next, when the goods will be  prcked and sent to headquarters.  Thursdays meeting will be a  business session when arrangements for the dance proposed to  .be.held_it_-the:Armory,oh,May_.24,_  will be discussed.  It was reported at yesterday's  gathering that Mrs. Joseph Guichon Snr. had kindly donated a  beautiful centerpiece embroidered by herself. This will be drawn  for, the proceeds to go to the'  local branch funds. The centrepiece is on show at the Rose  Marche. The gift was gratefully  acknowledged.  On Tuesday, Mr. M.A.Durland  manager of the Merritt Mercantile Company, moved into his new  home near the post office. Besides having a new kitchen and  bathroom added, the new owner  has spent considerable money on  other improvements, Mr.Durland  sparing no expense in getting his  residence- up-to:date in -every  way.7: v..".; 7   - :  Of importance to ranchers in  the Nicola Valley is the announcement froin the Dodding ranch at,  Lower Nicola, which will be  found in our advertising columns.  The Dodding ranch is noted  throughout B. C. and the West  for its splendid breed of Clydesdale horses.  Tie Coldwater Hotel,  0 " It'syjLR Cornfort."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men    *  Merritt is the gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find'a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class ho'el  of Merritt. '  Hot and Cold  Water. Tloams   With Balhs.        .   Five lafge Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Egg:', Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  .J  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  FRESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  o  'Prices Lowest  Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  i'i     Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no .matter how small  ,   or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed .' _ '  P. O.  BOX   219,  MERRITT, ,_b7c.  PHILIP MCLEAIV,  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 conl roi are hot in want. In  the first, the experience of the past fifteen months  has shown that they may expeet 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  1    ��� AND ' '.'"���-.'���  SUPPORT THE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  ���T*f  - 4  - j.  mg'.-ymW.'HK-i-f^^ Three  TBE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,  April 28, 1916  .**.%*��:��*************':'*��:~:��:''***'M  ���X��H*,J'*5"J"i"H"  >*********% Military Notes  A  National Watchword���     !     of Local Interest  THRIFT  3E economical.    Be thrifty.    Be saving.    And encourage all *|.  three by depositing your savings in a Bank of Toronto Savings g  Account.    Your account will soon grow into attractive propor- .{���  tions.    Interest is added twice a year. *  The:  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $66,767,203  $5,000,000  $6,439,382  BANK of  I MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager    g  M. L GRIMMETT, L.LB.  BARRISTER.   SOLICITOR   o  NOTARY   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  8YNOPSI8 OP COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,  Meets in K. of P.  ���Hall.on the fourth  Monday of  every  month at 8'p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  FRANK BOND,  C. R.    '  J.  HUTTON,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO.  A. F. & A. M.  53,  P.. Rankine  W M.--  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  A. K. CARRINGTON  V  ''. 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 ieach month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  _ J.-CL Warren. W.M, ���  Geo. Slater, Recording. Sec.  Palace Bakery  %  1 Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc?!  Hot Pies every Saturday.  W.  i  FAIRLEY, Proprietor |  ^.<.^..:..:.-3.-j..:..>^.>^..:.^..:..>^..:..:-^^-:��M^-K'  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 bf twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Nol  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  . Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to tbe Agent  or Sub-Agent of tbe district in whicb  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land ,musl  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 refunded if the rights applied for are .nol  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on tha merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of mer  chantable coal mined and pay the roy  alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least' once h  year. - .  The lease will include the coal min  Jng 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 Domin  Ion Lands. ���  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B'.���Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be pay  for.���58782.  Corp). J. Main and L.rCorpl.J.  Bond are in town on leave visiting their frieisds. Both belong  to the 102nd. '  Bennie Barnes is blowing a  bugle in the band of the Bantams  at Victoria. He used to live in  Merritt. .  Tpr. R. Hebron of the 102nd,  returned to his post at Albert  Canyon onTuesday morning after  spending a week's leave here  with his family.  Allan Shuttleworth, who recently was accepted here for  overseas service, left on Saturday for Kamloops to become designated to a regiment.  From latest Ottawa reports it  appears that all troops training  at .Victoria, Vancouver, New  Westminster and Kamloops will  have to go to Vernon for their  summer training,  Presentation to  Choir Member  Ernest Hampton, of Hedley,B.  C, arrived in town on Saturday  to enlist. Having been duly attested by Sergt. Leitch he left  later on the Coast train to join  the Pioneer Reinforcements now  completing mobilization at Vancouver.  Sergeant Busk is the rank of a  popular local young soldier, who  after spending six months on  railroad construction work in  Northern Russia, joined the 131st  regim nt in New Westminster,  and has been given the rank of  sergeant. He is engaged on recruiting work for his regiment.  As a token of appreciation  of  liis   services    to   St.   Michael's  choir during the  last  couple of  years and in    acknowledgment  of his musical and other services,  Mr. ;J. L. Butterworth was the  guest of honor at an enjoyable  choir soc ial held on Tuesday evening at the fine residence of Dr.  and Mrs. Tutill.    During an interval in the social diversions the  Rev. N. J. Thompson, after passing a few remarka expressive  of the  sentiment of the choii  askeJ the departing member to  accept the gift of a gold mounted  fountain pen in  case, as a memento of his association wilh the  choir and church.   The recipient  taken by complete surprise, suitably replied.   After a jolly evening had been spent with whist,  music and games, hearty thanks  were extended to Dr. and Mrs.  Tutill   for  their  generosity   in  ���again placing the hospitality of  .���������heir home at the disposal of the  choir, of which Dr; Tutill is an  enthusiastic member.  NOTICE  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  In the Estate of  CHARLES WILLIAM  RINGLER THOMSON, Deceased,  Late of Victoria, B. C.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having  any claims or demands against the Es<-  tate of Charles William Ringley-Thom-  son, late of Victoria, B. C, who died  on or about the 29th day of January,  1916, whose will and codicils were proved in the Supreme Court of British  Columbia,  Victoria   Regietiy,  en  tbe  ed to send in particulars of their claims  or  As the Sewing Season is approaching J 19th day of Aprili 1916) ly the Execu-  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer s Sewing, tors therein nsmed, are hereby requir-  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 ypur door. Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my s��ore,Granite  Avenue.  More Stock for.  Local Ranchers  A further shipment of rattle  for ranchersNin the Nicola Valley  district arrived at the early part  of the week from Salmon Arm,  Mr. M. Olson, the "well known  rancher of Coldwater Valley  bringing in a car of beef cattle  purchased by him on his- trip1 to  the main line, E. A. Palmer & Co.  being the vendors. Half-of the  shipment was for Mr. Olson's  own .ranch, the remainder for  Mr. R. Hazelhurst at M mette  Lake.  The heavy buying of cattle by  local ranchers, at a time when  they are in strong demand at high  prices is considered to be an excellent sign of the stability and  prosperity of the Btockbreedii.g  industry of the district.  j duly veiified to tbe undertigned_on  before the 20lh day of July, 1916.  And notice is hereby -given that  after that date the said Executors will  proceed to distribute the assets of the  deceased among the parties entitled  thereto having regard only to the  claims of .which tie said 'Executors  shall then have notice, ar.d that the  said Executors will not Le liable for the  assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of whose debt'or  claim they shall not then have had  notice.  DATED  this ��0th day of April,  A.D. 1916.  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B.C  F15-7        Soliciters fcr the Executors  James Fairclough, until recently the president of the Merritt,  Middlesboro and District Conservative Association and now on  active service with the Cansdian'  Engineers in France-writes, to^  Dr. Tutill, secretary of the association, acknowledging with appreciative feelings the wishes  extended' to local soldiers on  active service, as accorded, ih a  resolution passed at the annual  meeting of the association. He'  mentions that he is at present in  touch with W. Ross, of Middlesboro and City Engineer Howe's  "Jimmy" says the life is dandy.'  Easter Day service was well  attended at the Methodist Church  The church  was' pleasingly  de-.  corated with seasonable flowers  and plants. The pastor, the Rev.  G. H. Kinney, preached on Immortality, while the Easter music  rendered included an anthem by  the choir and an effectively rendered duet by Miss and Mr. Staton.   In the morning, Mr. David  Dodding conducted the service,  and in the afternoon the Rev.  Mr. Kinney visited Nicola.  , Rev. J. S. Henderson, of Van.  couver, who has been,addressing  prohibition meetings in the Valley this week was a guest of Mr.  and Mrs. Dodding at Lower Nicola. At a fairly well attended  meeting at Lower Nicola on Monday evening Mr. Henderson gave  a stirring and interesting address  on Prohibition in B. C. and elsewhere.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  Notice'is hereby given that the partnership heretqfoie existing between the  undersigned as Building Contractor,  Real Estate and Insurance, under" the  film r.anre of McLean & Corp, of Mer-  litt, B.C., has been this day dissolved  ty mutual consent.  All debts due to the said partnership  are to te paid to Philip McLean, Mer-  litt, B.C.', and all partnethhip debts  will be paid by him.  Philip McLean  Frank R. Corp  Merritt, B. C.  April 5th, 1916.  Pte. A. Grundy, late chief of  police of Merritt, who is one of  the most enthusiastic members  of the machine gun section of  the 102nd Regiment stationed at  Comox, and ever has a good  word for the 102nd, arrived jn  the City on Monday, and is spend,  ing a twelve days leave of absence as guest of Provincial Constable Bell. Looking particularly well, physically and in appearance generally, Pte. Grundy,  looks a typical soldier in his khaki  uniform. Pte. A. Limb, a mem-  ber-of the-band-of���the-same  regiment, also arrived on Monday to spend a few .days at liis  home here.  Soldiers at the  Alien Intern-,  ment Camp at Mara Lake, near  Sycamous, where several Nicola  Valley men are on defence duty,  held a smoking concert on Wednesday, April 19th, according to  information    received    by   the  "News."   The program was o  versatile  one.   including  songs  and choruses, recitations.dances,  handbell selections and drill exhibitions.   Among the most popular   artists   were   Corporal   J.  Main, who contributed a sword  dance and a Highland fling and  songs., and   Lance-Corporal   J.  Bond, who displayed his vocal  powers with good effect.   Judging from the length of the program it would appear that the  Mara Lake boys  are  a  clever  bunch in the entertainirg line  The chair was taken by Capt. J  R. Mitchell.  Among the guests who registered at -the Adelphi Hotel at  faster week-end, .from Saturday  to Monday, were.F. E.: and-sMrs_  Stokes, of Tiilameen, M. H. Mc-  Kibbon, Miss C. Patchett,  Charles C. Prior, of Hedley, J.  H. Greenwood and T. J. Behan,  of- Summit, E. and F. Hampton,  and G. McGregor, of Vancouver.  ,-7Kettle Valley Railway, employees donated $354.30 to the Can-  adian Patriotic Fund for the  month of March and a similar  amount has been promised' for  the month of May, August and  November. The K.V.R. men in  every department are* very enthusiastic in their support of this  ahd other patriotic movements.  ''The man who gets mad at what  the newspapers say of him  should return thanks three or  more times a day for what the  newspaper knows about him and  has suppressed.  Mrs. A. Bryden returned from  the Coast last night.  SAY!  Are you looking for Clothes that  will really stand some hard wear ?  I have got just what you want in  imported English whipcords and  corduroys. Made to measure at  the following prices:  Three-piece Sack Suits from $25 up  Three-piece Norfolk Suits from $28 up  Two-piece Norfolk Suits from $2fi up  Riding Breeches with plain facings from  $8 up  Riding Breeches with leather facings  from $10 up  Plain Trousers from $6 up  Two-piece Norfolk   Suit   with   plain  Breeches from $27 up  Two-piece Norfolk Suit with Breeches,  leather faced, from $29 up.  Suitable for alloutdoor workers and  sportsmen  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  IT!  CANADA'S  HOKE FLOUR  GROWN IN CANADA  MILLED IN CANADA  Ask  FOR EVERY HOME  your Qroctr for  t  Y  T  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  RECRUITS  FOR   THE  'Fighting Cariboos'  WANTED  t  7  Y  Y  "7  Y  Y  ' Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  7  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  7  Y  Y  t  7  7  7  7  7  7  t-  7  <ty  RECRUITING SERGEANT J. LEITCH  Will be at the '  Nicola Valley News Office  EVERY EVENING (except Sundays)  From 7.30 to 8.30  To Sign up Recruits for  above  Regiment  f  7  7  7  Y  7  7  7  7  Y  Y  7  7  Y-  Y  7  7  7  Y  7  7  7  Y  Y  Persons desiring) can be attested  for any Regiment now mobilizing  in British Columbia  HOME SERVICE M:  WANTED  GOD   SAVE THE KING  i  Y  r  Y  V  Y  $250.00 REWARD  The above Reward will be paid to anv-  one giving jnf^majjoi^^  to the conviction. of any person-or  persons Stealing or Killing any Cattle  belonging to the B. C.  Pruit  Lands,  Limited.  By Order,  B. C. FRUIT L4NDS LIMITED  Henry F. Mytten, Director.  Special Easter masses were  celebrated by the Rev. Father  Wagner, at the Catholic Church  last week-end in the presence of  good congregations.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  which meets at the Methodist  Church every Sunday afternoon  at 2 p.m. will continue the scrip-  tuoal study next Sunday.  Keop in mind the plant sa'o lo  be held at the Methodist Parsonage on Wednesday next, May 3,  when tea will be served on the  lawn if the weather permits. A  fine collection of plants' and  flower?, all in splendid condition,  will be on sale.  The city tailor's emporium has  been much improved this week  by several interior changes.  Miss Catherwood, formerly of  the reaching staff of the Merritt  public schools and now at V<-rt.  Hammond school in the Fraser  Valley, arrived in th�� city at the  week end to spend the Easter vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Shore.  Some big catches of -rout wove  recorded at Nicoia last week ond  when several local devotees of  the rowboat and trolling line took  to the placid waters, some staying over Sunday night as guests  of the "lord of the  " Brashville."  manor" at ..,^^^^1  *yA0i'X": '-X' -: Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TFriday, -April 28, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  Special Announcement!  SUNDAY EVENING NEXT,  6 p.m. -    to    - 8 p.m.  A program of Splendid Vocal and Instru-N  mental numbers by world famous artistes  *' will be given in the Hotel Dining Room,  repeating the finest shadings in tone���on the  Diamond Disc Cabinet Phonograph  ���j[ ^f  SUNDAY EVENING NEXT,  D. A. Costigan, Mgr.  A. Hoggan, Prop.  Save!  YOUR HORSES FEET  Keep away from costly accidents on the bad roads by  always having your horses  well shod.  HORSESHOEING  MY SPECIALTY  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  BLACKSMITHING  In its various branches  neatly   and    promptly  done.    Best workmanship and fair prices  I  J. L DUNLOP  Nicola Ave.   Near City Hall  The Newsy Pars  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jackson  of Nicola, autoed to town on Wednesday.  A. T. Hubbard,of Aspen Grove  registered at the Adelphi Hotel  on Wednesday.  Principal L. E. Morrissey of  the teaching staff of the local  schools spent the Easter vacation  at Seattle.  Proposed Choral  Society Social  All the choristers who took  part in the rendering of the  "Crucifixion" will be interested  to hear that a selection of musical works is expected to arrive  during the next few days when  it will be teniatiyely decided  what oratorio or other works  shall be taken up by the choral  society which will likely, be organized at an early date.  When the music arrives a  social will be held in the K. P.  Hall and a choice of the music to  be rehearsed will be made. Any  persons who feel themselves  capable and are desirous of taking part in high class choral work  of the nature of "The Crucifixion" are invited to communicate  with Mr. C. F. Hooper. The  proposed social may be held early  next week. A definite announcement of the date will be made,  very shortly.  Commemoration  of Great Battle  Road Foreman J. Rhodes and  his crew of six men have been  busily engaged this week widening and improving the road entering Coutlee.  John Shuter, an employee of  the Douglas Lake Cattle Company, was brought into the hospital here on Saturday, haying  been rolled by a Clyde horse.  The unfortunate man was rushed  by auto to the hospital where it  was found he had two ribs broken  and hip wounds.  Mr. Ruark, who until recently  was, telegraph'operator at the  local depot, revisited Merritt on  Tuesday, coming in by auto from  Kamloops. After leaving our city  Mr. Ruark spent many months  in California,later going to Kamloops as an "extra " at the C.P.  K, depot,  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  VICTOR HUGO  AND  HECTOR HUGO  Mrs. J. C. Freeman is spending the school Easter vacation at  Canford where her husband is  employed with the N. V. Pine  Lumber Co.  Miss Ruth Gregg, of the teaching staff of the local schools, left  last week end for the Coast,  where she spent the Easter vacation with her relatives.  F. Keefer, a mining engineer,  is now at Ashcroft, superintending the construction of a concentrator on the Highland Valley  Copper Company's property  there.  "VICTOR HUGO"  ���       Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo. 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Dam: Lady Bel! 8997, by Darnley  222.  Commencing May 3, " VICTOR  HUGO " will stand  Every Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,  MERRITT,  From 10 a.m. to 5.p.m., and  During the rest of the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  "HECTOR   HUGO"  Will Stand daily  at  the   Ranch  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  Misses M. Strickland and N.  Grimmett arrived from Vancouver on Thursday evening to  spend their Easter recess from  college with their parents here.  The production and. thrift advertisements now appearing in  the Nicola Valley News are  timely warnings to the farmers  and others and the advice given  should be closely followed by  every one.  Joe Hutton returned last night  from a trip to Harrison Hot  Springs and Victoria, and is looking much improved in health.  While in the Capital city he stay-  at the Hotel Brunswick which is  successfully conducted by J. B.  Plumb, formerly of this city. He  also met the brothers Anthony  and George Jacques and "Section " Gray who.are in the Pioneers, which company has since  left for the front. .        7  Last week-end the flags of the  public buildings in the City were  floating in the breeze in accordance with an official proclamation and in honor of the first anniversary of the heroic fight put  up by the Canadian soldiers at  Ypres and Hill 60. The capture  of the latter was affected on  April 23rd last year. On this  date Pte. W. Eagles with other  local boys was wounded. Eagles  was for a long time in hospital at  Dublin Castle but gradually improved in health sufficient for  him to take up lighter duties at  the base at Shorncliffe. Word received from him by his father  last week intimated that he had  passed through the school of  cookery at Colchester, He is  now attached to the 31st battalion at Risborough Barracks as a  cook. He mentions that he met  casually Pte. Harold Walters in  a street in Shorncliffe.  Several new employees .for  Canford mill arrived from the  Coast last night.  Local* Oddfellows will hold a  church parade and special anniversary service at the Methodist  church on Sunday evening next  when the Rev. George Kinney  will preach, the special sermon  and music suited to the occasion  will be rendered.  ���*^^:^*<~.r***^*<~>*^>****-H��>-^  MILLINERY  You will find a nice selection of  Silk, Braid,  and Panama Hats  And a beautiful collection of  ��� AT'THE    -  ROSE MARCHE  i  X  HATS   TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL  ������>*���*���<���*��������������� ���***<-H��X'*'  ���:������:������:������:������:������:������:���.!.*  The Newsy Pars  WANTED-Strong Girl for Cooking and Housework. Apply���  The Matron, Shulus Hospital,  Lower Nicola Post Office.  Mr. F. Thompson will open the  subject: "Philip the Personal  Worker," at next Monday's Epworth League meeting.  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  ���j����j* *J#*I* *J* *J* *J* ���!������ *5* ****5* *5* **��� ���J* *I* *v* ���**���*���* *3**I* **��� %*  *     - ���'  ���������������������'���:-  ���  ���:~M~u*************'***.****  [������*������ O*!**1  Seeds-Seeds-Seeds  6  PKTS.  FOR .25  **���>  *  t  *  *  *  *  Lunch Tongue  Herring in Tomato Sauce  Pork and Beans  Sardines, Norwegian  Braid's Tea  Evaporated Milk  "Eagle" Brand Milk  Ground Rice        For Delicious Puddings  Puffed Rice ',.    '���.'���; '.  Grape Nuts ���-  Special 3-lb.  tall tins'  ''i^t*  per tin .25  per tin .15  per tin .10  2 tins .25 .  tins, each 1.10  2 for .25  3 tins for .50  per pkt. .15  perpkt.  per pkt.  The Spring Assizes of the Supreme Court will open in Kamloops on May 18th. according to  an announcement in the B. C.  Gazette. The Douglas Lake cattle stealing case is in the list of  cases to be heard.  N. J. H. Brown, accountant at  he Bank of Montreal here, left  >ri this morning's train"for Princeton. Mr. Brown will deputise  jfo^he^mg^geji^ajLithe^ban k's  branch there in the two week's  absence of the manager.  On Friday, May 5th. in the  Presbyterian church at 8 p. m.,  Wr. Carson, of the Edison Lab-  ratory, New Jersey, will give a  recital on Edison's pet invention  "Diamond Disc Phonograph."  All lovers of music should embrace this opportunity of 'hearing music re-created.   Tea 15c.!!  Bank's Action  Much Appreciated  For further information apply to  D.  DODDING, (Owner)  Lower Nicola        . - B.C.  Owing to the checks of the  Coalhill mines not arriving in the  mail  before the closing of the  banks for the Easter holidays,  the Bank of Toronto opened their  office specially on Saturday evening foi a short time to meet the  convenience   of   their   patrons  from the mines.    The action of  the bank officials in voluntarily  foregoing part of their holiday-  in order to oblige the public in  the   unusual   situation    created  considerable favorable comment.  .17  A  .17  Cream of Wheat, makes tasty ..breakfast food       pkt. .23  Maple Syrup   Pride of Canada pure     half-gal. tins 1.10  in pkts. each .18  2-lb. cartons 2 for .25  Corn Meal '  Shaker Salt  Soda Biscuits  Soda Biscuits  Prunes  Apples  Coffee Beans  Pure Malt Vinegar  Peaches.  Sunlight or Lifebuoy Soap  Bacon Prime Cured  Extra Choice. '  Choice Fresh Fruit  All Solid  2 lb.  tins each .35  in pkts- each .10  , 3-lbs. for .35  '    4-lbs. .25  "   per lb. ~:35.  in quart bot. each .20.  2 tins for .35  5 bars for .25  per lb. .29  __Men!s^Ties-i,=  Men's Socks  Fancy Check Ginghams  Plain and Stripe Crepes  =SpeciaUValue=   ���eaeh-.15  4 pairs for 1.00  ,        per yd. .17  nice colors"        per yd. .25  v  THE  MERRITT  ��� ���j*��j* ��j�� *j�� ���j* ��^�� ���j* <^�� ���j*^-* *j* ^�� ��2* ^�� *j�� ���j* ��j-�� *j�� *j�� ��J* ��j* *j* ��� j�� ���������* ��j# *j* ���j*^* ���  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.  Miss Nellie Wright was a passenger on Wednesday morning's  train'for Princeton, having accepted a position in that town.  The Rev.  J.  Hyde   preached  special Easter sermons   at   St.  Andrews, church and at  Nicola on Sunday  last,  were good congregations.  Lower  There  Mr. and Mrs. Dundon, who are  returning to their home after extensive travelling in, the Eastern  States, were < he guests this wee��  of Mr. and Mrs. N.71 oyden/ '' -  Several of the elders children  of St. Michaels^Sunda^VSchoq.l'  accompanied,Mrs. Willgoose to  Nicola 'On , Thursday," and77all  spent a happy timepicriicing by  the Lake.' '  ' -   ~ <~ lX c"  Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Lauder,  accompanied, byy Mr. and Mrs.  Bert Forsythe, motored in from  Quilchena last Sunday morning  to attend Easter service at the  Anglican church.  J. L. G. Abbott, barrister, of  Vancouver, accompanied by Mrs.  Abbott, arrived in the Valley on  Tuesday night and will spend a  few weeks at the Abbott ranch  at Dot.  LOST���on Monday rrioming, a  - black Cocker Spaniel Dog, answering to the name of ' 'Captain." Finder bringing the  dog to Mr. Wm. Cumberland,  Merritt will be rewarded. Any  person holding same after this  notice will be prosecuted.  Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of AH Kinds  Jtt  The Ladies Aid of the  Methodist Church  Wi)] hold  A RlWnt?Sale  'arsonage''  'Tea-will be,served on the lawn in the  "Afternoon, weather permitting.;"  vfe't'��!^3  NOTICE  In the Estate of  JOSEPH BLACKBURN GREAVES  Deceased.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having  any claims or demands against the Estate of Joseph Blackburn Greaves,  late of Douglas'Lake and Victoria,  British Columbia, who died on or  about-the thirteenth day of June,  1915, whose will and codicils were proved in the Supreme Court of. British  Columbia, Victoria Registry, on th*.  2nd day of September 1915,by the Executors therein named, are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims  duly verified to the .undersigned on or  before the 31st day of July, 1916. ���  And notice is hereby giveii that  after that date the said Executors will  proceed t<. distribute the assets of-the  deceased among the parties entitled  thereto having regard only to the  claims of which the .said Executors  shall then have notice, and that the  said-Executors will not be liable for the  assets or any part thereof so distributed' to any person of whose p>bt or  claim they shalU-not then have had  notice.  ���DATED  this 25th day of April,  A.D, 1916.  CKEASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B.C.  F-15-7 -       Solicitors for the Executors  SEED POTATOES  FOR :5ALE  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  SETTING EGGS FOR SALE  .    Mammoth Bronze Turkey Eggs  for Setting at Nine for $4.00  Imported Hardy Manitoba Strain  Black Orpingtons ���  Settings   of   Fifteen  for ( $1.50  From Prize stock.   Cook's  strain  and  imported from Scotch Plains.  N. J. Hardiman, Canford, B.C.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mr*.  J. ii. Plumb, late of Merritt.  A high clais hotel with reaoonable rates  centrally located.���ten minute* from C.  PR. Wharf.    SOc, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write,ahead for. reservations.  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade  Bicyclefittcdwith.S'o/.W'CAa.M,  Nettt Dcpat tute or Hercules  Coaster Brake and Hubs, Detachable Tues, high grade equip,  ment, including Mud- Ann r-n  g-.nrds.Pump.&Tools 9ii.9\3  stZa FREE 1916 Catalogue,  CO pages of Bicycles, Sundries  anaRepair���Material. Youcan  buy your supplies from lis at  Wholesale Prices.  T. W.BOYD & SON.  27 Noire Dame St. Wesl.MonlreaL  Harry Priest, was one of the  most successful disciples of lscac  Walton last week-end, when he  succeeded in relieving the NicoU'  Lake of about 28 of its abundant  store of speckled beauties,  ^^7,r.Y.Tr;:y.r.->ftwriraTV.^  rxr^rTTrra? orraaytawwr.rri.'^fe;  ���u vi^z^sSi^^^^^^^^^r

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