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 m  Vol. 6. No. 42  THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  MERRITT,   B. C.,   FRIDAY,    SEPTE M BER 8,  1916  VOTE FOR LUCAS and Make the CoirrinTCo^ervativelac  Dedsive.���Compare the Candidates Then Cast  Price 5 Cents  ifTW  ::���>>  Well Known Local  Couple Married  Last Sunday  The marriage took" place on Sunday,  September 3rd,   at Victoria, B. C, of  Miss Violet Clara Lawson, daughter of  Mr. I. Lawson, of London, England, and  formerly of Merritt,- and Mr. John L.  Butterworth, late of Merritt, and formerly of Southport, England. The ceremony took place at St. John's Church,  the Rev. F. A. P. Chadwick officiating.  The bride, who was given  away  by  Mr. James Vaughan,  looked charming  in  a Copenhagan blue silk  suit  and  white silk hat. - After the ceremony a  reception was held at the home of Mr.  and   Mrs.   James   Vaughan,   Queen's  Avenue,  where  the^happy couple received    the    congratula'tions of their  friends.    Among  those present were  Mrs, and Miss Pierce, Mrs, Dai Thomas, Misses Eunice and Peggy and Mas I  ter A. Thomas, Miss Firth, of Belfast.'  Later in the day the couple left amid  a shower of confetti and rice  along  a  flower strewn path for the wharf, joining the boat for Seattle where the wedding trip will be spent.  Mr. and Mrs. Butterworth will "make  their home in Victoria.  Many people In Merritt and throughout the Nicola Valley .will join in the  congratulations extended to the couple.  The bride until recently was on the  teaching staff of Merritt schools, while ,  she was well known as an accomplished'  7rausician and.vocalist, popular on con-  Veer tT-Dlatfornnu    or")   '��    ��U��-  t.        ���  Rev.N. J.Thompson  New Secretary of  Patriotic Fund  At a special meeting of the executive  of the Niccla Valley branch of the  Canadian Patriotic Fund held on Wednesday, President M. L. Grimmett,  presiding, , the  Rev, N. J. ��� Thompson,  Brand Question  Discussed by  Local Stockmen  Professor. W. T. McDonald.  Livestock Commissioner for B.C.  and Dr. Paxton,Dominion Veter-  inarySurgeon.were in Nicola yes  Heated Discussion  at Council Meet-  ..      ing Over Flag  was elected secretary in succession to terday, and addressed a meeting'  the Rev. (Ip.nrcra Ifimian   mhA   l^ti   t���      -/����������� ����������      ��� ���  the Rev. George Kinney, who left to  day for Vancouver to join the Army  Medical Corp.  ���With genuine regret the resignation  of the Rev. Kinney was accepted, his  valuable services to the fund being eu  logised by the members of the committee . As a token of recognition of his  work, the retiring secretary' was on  Thursday informally presented w th a  wrist watch by President M. L. Grimmett and Mr. A. N. B.   Rogers,  chaii  man of the finance^ committee,  on be  half of the local members of  cutive.  the   exe-  Michaels  ,  ; Ex Chief of Poiice;A.   Grundy  is in ehurge of a machine, gun in  , the first line trenches.'    '  Epworth League  Hold   Pleasant  Picnic at Nicola Lake on  Labor Day  On Monday some forty members of  the Epworth League diove in rigs and  other conveyances to, Nicola where a  happy time was spent in picnic fashion  at the lakeside. Games and strolls  were enjoyed  and  on   the   return   to  Merritt the day's program concluded on stockowners to vaccinate with'  with a social evening in the Methodist .. ,. ��� - j ��� fi their calves and'  Church;jvhen the soldiers ^tiojecently, P^S*. .^T^ ���-^jWi\fv  gbined;tnV,S:ore'stefs,forV overseas^Ver? yearlings,otfce*a,:vear. and ,rh��r  t.yicerWere^jjueBt85orJhonor.,'B'Appropmi  ateixefeiepces ,werofmade>to>the{public'  spjrit��diactionoff.the;:meniin-*leaving  civilian life to join the colors, ^remarks'  embracing' the pastor - of the church,  the Rev.  George -Kinney B. -A. .,who  of   the   Nicola   Stockbreeders  Association.     Professor McDonald gave an interesting and instructive talk on the Brand Act,  while Dr. Paxton imparted some  valuable information in ah address on the blackleg disease in  cattle.  Vice-President T." G. McBride presided  over an attendance comprising Jos.  Guichon,  L. P. Guichon, F. B. Ward. R.L.  Clark, J. H. Collett, C. R. Better-  ton and Secretary H. S. Cleasby.  After discussion resolutions to'  the following effect were unanimously passed :  "'That the Provincial Government should at once take up wtih  the FederalGovernmpnt the question of compelling all Indians to  register brands."  "That in the opinion of the  meeting it'should be compulsory  on stockowners to vaccinate with  The regular bi-monthly meeting of  the City Council was held, on Tuesday  evening in the Council Chamber at the  City Hal). Mayor A. Jackson presided  over an attendance consisting of Aldermen A, McGoran, bG. F. Ransom, H,  Greig,. W. Cranna, Solicitor M. L,  Gnmmett and City Clerk H, Priest.  A letter was received from A. W.  Strickland applying for water connections to Lot K, D. L. 124.: Referred to  the water and light committee.  Quotations were received from  two  Vancouver firms for water servicejboxes.  The council on" motion  of Aldermen  Greig and McGoran endorsed a resolu-  iori passed by.the City ot Niagara'Falls  Council urging that officers and pri- "c ""'"ess, and political ignorance  vates who receive pensions for wounds together with the lack of a proper con-  should be treated on an absolute equal- structive policy by the Liberal party,  ity as regards the amount of the pen- cannot y'eId the harvest of votes neces-  LUCAS WINNING ALL ALONG  THE LINE.���LIBERALS  FACE CERTAIN DEFEAT  Remarkably enthusiastic receptions' Life-long Liberal Supports the Con-  ive been  accorded Mr.  Alex.   Lucas ���     V> j r* ���  rain dunnir the na*r ������t .-ni- *---   '      servahve rarty and Uives a  Rousing Speech  have ......   wu,    xiuaai  again during the past week while tour  ing the riding in support of his candidature as standard bearer of the Conservative party.  That Mr. Lucas is going to win is the  popular opinion conceded by all prominent business men and agriculturists  who are approached on the question.  Even through the political prejudice of  several Liberals can be observed, the  hidden feeling that Mr. Walters abso  lute unfitness, and - political  will serve in the Army Medical Corps.  Vote for Lucas and" Provincial  Progress.' *        ; '  Stock'rajsersVassociatiohfofthei'r  endorsation.   -���  At the close of the meeting a  cordial vote of thanks was passed  to the experts for their valuable  addresses.  sions to be paid to them,  A breeze arose during the reading of  accounts by the City Clerk,  respecting  an account of the Armstrong Department Store for the flag purchased by  the city for use on the city hall flag  pole.   Aid. Ransom protested strongly  against the City Clerk reducing  the  account as rendered by the Armstrong  Store.   The City Clerk explained the  reason the account was altered was that  the-price quoted by G.  B. Armstrong j  was $4.50,  but the price charged by  |:Uiat,'firttr was $7.00.,'  XiTo 'explain, the City plerk was authorized to obtain,prices for a <woolIen'flag  suitable for. the city, hall; and.asked for  prices froin>-tbe ��Mprritf.�����������������������*"���'��� ���'-  ter s pricey-given; verbally/ being' the  lowest tender, was accepted,. and -the'  flag delivered.. Between  the time of  sary.to compare for one moment with  the assured support certain to go to  Mr. Lucas and the Bowser governmen t  on September 14th.  An impartial critic who has attended  several    meetings  addressed  by Mr  Lucas and Mr. Walters states that the  greates t impression left by the  meetings was that Mr.  Lucas dealt with  public   questions    and problems in a  practical and business like manner, betraying a close knowledge and experience of matters of   moment   to   his  constituents and convincing hia hearers  that he; could be trusted to continue  faithfully,, hia  'work   far   .Yale..   Mr.  Walters on therbther hand, 7 he stated,  presented a niti��hi<�� ��<-���--�� -* -  In probably the most brilliant,  logical, and convincing speech of  the local political campaign, Ex-  mayor T. S. Baxter,of Vancouver  the   prominent Liberal,   told   a-  large audience at the Rex Theatre  last night that he would cast"the  first Conservative vote of his life  for 'Premier W.  J,  Bowser on  September 14th,   Ke had com- '  plete confidence in the Premier,  "the man of his word," who  had put more valuable legislation  on the statutes in one year, tnan  any other leader of any province  had ever done in longer periods.  Introducing himself as neither  a hidebound Liberal nor a hidebound Conservative, Mr. Baxter  said if there had been anything  approaching   the   irregularities  which Liberals complained had  taken place, Brewster,  the old  parliamentarian, and M. A. M��c- ,  |:donaId, the astuteflawyer should,  ���!������:  7  I Merritt Mercantile Company I  *    Sportsmen!!    DAINTY   GROCERIES  m8n;^ho;talk^-7^.titud^;.ign  or^ueshons with which; be dealt, and whenPremierBowser threw wide  could not enjoy the true confidence < of  i .,  -      ...  - .    -  either Liberals or others. '   ?Pen tne Publlc accounts for any  ������   v -a       a~:L~"a ,""' "T*r    Atmeetinis held at Nicola ori Tues- period to which these gentlemen  calling tenders and the delivery of the day and it ^^ Nicolk  on Wednes.  w'ished to penetrate in   their  in-.  J^^ZSiZSuZ ^-efortytonfty residents  were  ve3tigationP8. What did they find, '  Store.found themselves supplymg^ag J^-^ TeoSSZl �� SS he afked  nothing    With amuse-  \ju cMt or below, 8nd thought fit to add md tbe        DTamt were passed>        ment he heard of the- wails res-  to thejr tendered price; r *J ' ������  ' The Clerk reported that the price Meeting at Nicola      v  At Nicola Mr. Lucas dealt with  the I  well known questions of the day, spoke i  of the agricultural and other policies in j  a masterly manne r evidently apprecia-  ?  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ,r    u the price  charged was in excess of the quotation  of the Merritt Mercantile Co.,  whose  tender was submitted in writing.  Aid. Ransom said the price quoted by amasterly manner  I the Armstrong Store was 50?cents per ted by all present.   Mr.oV.   Harbord  I foot,    thereabout,    and   seeing   the Harboard was voted to the chair,  and  quotation was only given verbally was at tj,e close one of the movers of the  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y*  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  You can best insure a good day's  enjoyment by getting your supplies  from us.     We have a full line of  ,     supplies including:  TENTS,  BLANKETS,    *  .��� ���     Kettles.  Aluminium Cooking Utensils  RIPLES,  SHOT GUN SHELLS  10,   12,   16.  20, 24  gauge  RIFLE CARTRIDGES  ail sizes  Reloading Tools,  Shot,  Black   Powder,   Smokeless Powder,  Shot Gun Wads,  Primers,  Rifle Cleaners,  Duck Carriers,Duck Calls  Percussion Caps, ,  Nitro Solvent Oil,  Winchester Gun Grease,  Thermos Bottles  Shell Extractors  Heinzes 57 Varieties  the quickest way to an appetizing meal  Baked Beans, in Tomato Sauce  Baked Pork and Beans, [oven baked]  Baked Kidney Beans  Baked Spaghetti  Dill Pickles   ~'      ~~^  India Relish  Beef Steak Sauce  Chili Sauce  ��� Peahut"Butter  Prepared Mustard  Tomato Catsup   ���  Soups; assorted^  OIives,~plain  Olives, stuffed     '  Sweet Mustard Pickles  Sweet Gherkins-  tin  not binding  The City Clerk explained the transaction and with emnhasis said that Mr.  Armstrong quoted him 50 cents per  foot, no mention being made of  "thereabout," Also that afternoon  Mr.' Armstrong never disputed that the  alteration was not correct. "If he disputes it, I atn prepared to pay the difference out of my own pocket," said the  clerk.  Aid. Greig : "If the price quoted was  50 cents, the Armstrong Store cannot  expect: more.^If-^the-prices^for-sueh  material had risen that was their look  out."  Aid. McGoran : "If, as Aid. Ransom  says the price quoted by his firm' was  50 cents there or about,they had aright  to consideration, but if itwasastraight  SO cents quotation they cannot expect  more."  After further discussion Aldn. Ransom i  and McGoran moved that the accounts \  resolution of thanks said that after  nearing Mr. Lucas he was sure the  Nicola people would know how to vote.  Meeting at Lower Nicola  Equally enthusiastic was the reception accorded to the father of the agricultural credits bill at the Lower Nicola  gathering presided over by Mr, James  Smith, the prominent local rancher.  The Conservative candidate, in a frank  and free resume of the agricultural  credits bill and the government's railway policy - showed_how"the"two~~big  questions were connected.   He assured  pectmg the public debt, which  was 20 million dollars. The City  ofVancouver debt-one city alone  ���was thirty-three million.  A  rousing  reception greeted  Mr. Lucas.   At 'the outset he replied to Mr. Walters' statements  that he left the Premier's meeting to avoid Mr. Ralph Smith,  whereas Mr.  Walters was fully  acquainted   with   the  arrangements   made   -for   the    meeting before it started.   He said  Mr.  Walters  had   been   telling  meetings at main line points that  if elected he would get a tax put  on petroleum oil, despite the fact  that Messrs. Brewster and Mac-  donad-had-told Mr.-Walters���  plainly that such was outside the  ae assurea f *  "*** ����^" wao wuiaiue in*  his"he"we"rs';hatTadCthT'bold railway ''jurisdiction of theProvincial Gov.  ���,.   ������������. i.     ,      t. j    u     ���.. ��� _ ernmenr    Mr Tii/.���""���j���j  POUCV not DfiMl IBiinohort   i���t.����.    .i- iw����  policy not been launched when it was  the construction and completion of railway lines tb open up farming sections  would have been long deferred, owing  to the huge economic difficulties present in the channels of finance today,  The speaker told how the government  had done much  to assist coal mining  P 1 Jr ���* ������payn,ent' excepting the I ane quarte mining industries and spoke  one of G. B. Armstrong, this to be de '"* "��� *-   -   ���   -      -  LADIES  SILK  SWEATER GOATS  We  are   showing  a  few of fhese tn neat striped patterns  the latest creations  SPecial " - - each 10.00  FOLDING  Aluminum PRY Pans  Special for Camping  Our Price        EACH   2.25  MEN'S  SHIRTS  Special  Big values  shades and weights for the season  .75,   1.00,   1.25,-2.00  Big Snaps  ���|��     " ��� ��   I     p       r"  |    ���������  ferred for further consideration.  The Police report for August, Submitted by Chief Willgoose was unanimously adopted. The report showed  .that during the month ten persons were  convicted and paid their fines, one case  serving six months, another fifty'days.  Fines and costs amounted to $100.  The value of work done by prisoners  amounted to $30.75, meals costing $33.  meals paid for by prisoners'$7.25.  Mayor Jackson again.brought up the  matter of the encroaching of the Cold-  water river on property of ratepayers  living in the neighborhood of the City  Powerhouse, saying that the persons  affected had asked him for the Councils  assistance, they being willing to pay  part of the cost.  Aid. Ransom said that he made a  thorough inspection of the place last  spring and was of the opinion that considerable money would have to be spent  to be of any good.  Other Aldermen were of the opinion  that seeing so many ratepayers had  property adjoining the Coldwater river  that it would not be policy, to help one  without helping ethers. As no resolution was forthcoming the question was  dropped.  ernmenr. Mr. Lucas poured ridicule on the Liberal candidate's  promise to have legislation (o authorize financial assistance for  crearueries which might be very  suitably located at Lower Nicola.  He informed Mr. Walters that an  act with such powers had been  on the statutes of B. C. for five  ��..��. 4UBiiz Hiinmg.inaustries and spoke u" "��e statutes Of.,B. (J for five  of the governments efforts for further years, and that $300,000 had been  co-operation among farmers by the loaned out already. It was no  institution of selling agencies which wonder farmers sat back and  would mean higher returns for the smiled at his opponents ignor-  producer and less prices for consumers. | ance.    He was advocating legis  Meeting at Canford  At Canford last night Mr. Lucas addressed a meeting which voted itsunan-  imovs confidence in the Government and  the Conservative , candidate.; Major  Shelton presided.  ,a��on,already the law of the land.  Philip McLean presided.  The death took place at Nicola  Valley General Hospital on Saturday of the seven month's old  child of Mr. and Mrs. W. Sherwood. The funeral took place at  the local cemetery on Monday  afternoon. Sympathy is extended  to Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood in  their loss.  Mr. H. C. Meeker, manager of  the Canford Mills, left a few  days ago on a business trip to  Alberta.  CANADIAN WAR LOAN  The Local Branch of  THE,BANK OF TORONTO  will be pleaied to receive application* from those wishing to invest  in the New Dominion War Loan.  Final official announcement of the  Loan"will be made in the course  of a few days.  A. N.B. Rogers,  Manager  . xy^-^^ii����MX^^rmii m  mx Friday, Sept. 8, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  MOST CENTRALLY LOIATED HALL  In the City of Merritt  P.    HALL  Has seating accommodation for 300 persons and is open for rent  Public Meetings $4.00 per night.    Dances, Entertainments, etc., $7.00  The foregoingjates 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 Wednesiay at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meet Second and PourHi Thursdays.'at 5 p.m.  Horses Killed by  Cougars near  Mamette Lake  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  c Published Every Friday  Publisher: Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in  advance,  $2.00  per year in  Canada.  Britain. United Sta*es aud Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  VOTE   FOR   LUCAS,   WHY?  Alex. Lucas has done more for Yale Riding than any of his predecessors in the parliamentary representation of the district.  He has given several years of his life to devising a means whereby the farmer and agriculturalist in B. C. will be given finanrial  assistance at the most critical period of the life of the farm.  The Agricultural Credits Act contains all the best features of  similar measures throughout the world. Liberals in B. C. dare no��  condemn it; agricultural experts and practical farmers in other  Canadian provinces, in Washington, and California praise it lavishly  Alex. Lucas advocated the Act and was primarily responsible for  putting it on the statutes.  Mr. Lucas possesses the ability and energy to help to advance the  best economic interests of the farming and ranching community.  The farmers know him, trust him, and will support him. It would  be vital to their individual and collective interests to do other than  support him to the fullest extent. He knows their needs, they appreciate his worth.  Mr. Lucas supports the policy of Mr. Bowser, which is wholly  constructional and up-to-date, and stands for the stimulation of the  industries of the country and increased prosperity allround,against  the Liberal policy of seeking power by abusing Government leaders  and having no platform to offer to those who have votes fo cast.  Those whose means and energies are wrapped up in the coal mining industry realize by now the fatal step they must take by supposing a candidate without qualifications or experience necessary  to advance the industry in the' slightest degree. They are aware  that the Provincial Government and Mr. Lucas have done as much  to protect the industry as it is possible for any Provincial party or  Government to do.  The copper mining and other quartz mining developments have  ,  been'given close attention and assistance by Mr. Lucas.  Has   Mr.   Walters   any   complaints  to a'make  regarding   the  -.excellent roads in the Yale riding, do they not compare better with  the roads of most other districts of similar, condition and environ-1  ;". ment in the Province. 7 ^Can -he advance any-logical reason1 why he  is better fitted to represent Yale and advance Yale's welfare than'  Mr. Lucas ? " .      <��� - " -  r Can the electors, knowing, the qualifications of Mr. Lucas, con��  .vince themselves that Yale or the Province will  be better off in1  ' future with Mr. Walters.  o -     '      ���     '  ���   ���   ���  A   LYING   SCANDAL   NAILED ;  Liberal newspapers that have no reputation for veracity to  lose have fruitlessly endeavored to scare up a scandal by making  out that Premier Bowser was financially interested in and profited  by the Wallace Shipyards which concern is to come under the  scheme by which the shipbuilding industry in B.C. will be stimulated. '  The Herald last week labored through considerable space in  expounding the Liberal platform of trying to besmirch the integ-  ' rity of the Premier by his firms past association with the Wallace  Shipyards and the measure to assist* the shipbuilding industry generally., ���  .So that our readers may know thewhole truth we would state  what the Herald carefully omitted to publish, that is, on August  28th, 1916, Alfred Wallace, of North Vancouver, head of Wallace  Shipyards Limited, made an affidavit before Douglas Armour, a  Commissioner for taking oaths, which affidavit makes"it clear beyond the slightest question���   that-Premier-Bowser-never-has-reeeivedjior is-he- entitled -to  receive one dollar profit from the concern and neither he nor  the firm of Bowser, Reid & Wallbridge is their solicitor nor  have they been since before the time that the Shipping Bill was  _   considered.  The original affidavit was in our office at the time of writing.  ���       ���       ���  VOTES FOR WOMEN  At the elections to be held thioughout the Province next Thursday all voters will have the opportunity of marking a referendum  paper to express their feelings on the Women's Suffrage question.  In the light of past events in Canada and south of the line also in  Great Britain one would be led to believe that public sentiment in  B. C. will recordjtself strongly in favor of giving women equal  rights with men.;.- ,The world wide war had not long been started  before the women of the Empire in thousands of ways demonstrated their unique usefulness, splendid adaptability, and keen perception of the requirements'of the age along the devious lines necessary to victory for the^AMies. "By their work ye shall know  them," stated their leaders in effect, and none can denv that the  prophecies have proved correct. The women's work in the war is  surrounded by a halo of brilliant success.  Attacks by cougars on horses  in the Mamette Lake district are  reported from theSteffens ranch.  During the. last few weeks two  mares, both with foal at foot,  were found as victims of cougars,  having had portions ol the head  and shoulder and their tongues  eaten out. The horses belonged  to Fred. Baker who lives beyond  the Steffens place and he places  the loss at $500,  The reason for the mutilation  of the mares was ascertained by  the discovery of cougar tracks.  A case was reported some weeks  back that a horse belonging to an  Indian at Canford had been  found with its tongue cut out and  portions of its nose and shoulder  missing and Provincial Constable  Bell was kept busy for a time investigating the matter. By a  comparison of the wounds sustained by Mr. Baker's animals  and- those found on the Indian's  hocse it has now been practically  established that a cougar was responsible for the death of the  horse at Canford.  Labor Day Was  Quietly Spent  the  Valley  T. J, Donohoe, of Seattle, of  the Donohoe Mines Syndicate,  registered at the Coldwater hotel  this week.  Jas. McFarlane has returned  to the.'city for a few days, Jimmy  is woi'king on the ferry that  crosses from Voncouver to  North Vancouver.  The winter schedule of. the  Kettle Valley Railway will come  into force early in October. Details of the schedule are not yet  known, but a change of considerable interest to Nicola may be  looked for.  in  Lador Day holiday was spent  in good weather in the Nicola  Valley. Many were out after  duck in hunting parties, while  owners of automobiles sped away  with their friends to outside  points to enjoy the unsurpassed  scenery and environment of this  section.  - Residents of, or visitors to Merritt had the pleasure of enjoying  a spirited baseball game at Voght  Park when Merritt and. Canford  nines fought hard in a friendly  encounter which the homesters  won by sixteen to seven. The  teams were fairly well matched  and fine play was seen"from both  sides, the losers accepting their  defeat in a true sporting spirit,.  There was a fair crowd of spectators!  In the evening at the Armory  someseveity people took part in  a dance. Messrs, J. Fairley?and  R. Morrison contributed the music, Mr. W. J. Pearce was floor  manager. An interesting program was carried through briskly and at midnight refreshments  were served;  Kamloops Automobile  Destroyed by Fire  Near Stump Lake  While returning home from a  hunting trip to, Stump Lake on  Sunday evening the big Cadillac  automobile owned by D. J. Macdonald of-Kamloopsrcaught���fire  and was totally destroyed,. the  occupants of the car having barely timo to save,their guns and  blankets before the big car was  in flames. The party in the car  had spent the day amongst the  lakes in the vicinity of Stump  Lake and were a short distance  from Knutsford, when on turning out of the road to allow  another car to pass, the driver  informed them that their car was  afire.  Several mining men have been  in town this week.  Anglican services on Sunday :  Merritt���8 a.m. Holy Communion  11 a.m. Matins, 3 p.m. Sunday  School; Nicola��� 7.30 p.m. evensong. Every Tuesday evening a  special short service will be held  in Merritt church from 7.80 to 8  consisting of Litany and War Intercessions, no sermon. Friday,  8 p.m. adult Bible Class at the  Vicarage, a cordial invitation is  extended.  John J. O'Dwyer, of the Guichon Home Ranch, at Quilchena,  was attested by Recruiting Sergt.  J. Leitch on Monday for service  overseas with the Army Medical  Corps.  Artillery Horse  Buyers to Visit  the Valley Soon  The French Horse Commission  which is touring in. Canada for  the purpose of purchasing horses  for the French Government will  ba in Quilchena, Sept. 29th-30th,  1916, and is desirous of purchasing horses of the following  classes:���'  JLight artillery horses, weighing  1100 to 1250 pounds-$130.00.  Heavy-artillery horses, weighing 1250 pounds and upwards���  $140.00.  The Commission wants horses  fifteen hands high and upwards,  and wants them sound and gentle  and broken to either saddle or  harness. ' In age the horses  should be between five and ten  years old. The animals need not  be of any'particular colour, and  either mares or fgeldings will be  acceptable. Horse owners are  advised.not to be too particular  with regard to minor faults providing the horse is not injured in  any way that prevents it from  doing all that is expected o�� it in  the matter of work. Just because  a horse has a slight wire scratch  it does not necessarily mean that  it will be useless to the army.  Oregon Mining  Man Inspecting  At Aspen Grove  Representing mining capitalists  in Oregon, Mr. A. Simons is busl  ily engaged inspecting properties  in Aspen Grove and neighboring  districts. He is,settling down to  an exhaustive examination oi  showings at the many copper and  other properties lying in the extensive mountainous'territory between Hope and Tulameen, with  a view to negotiating working  borid3." ^ '     -  " ,  v Mr. Simons finds that in numerous instances' prospectors  with promising claims :givo up  'heir development work at a stage  where it should be carried, thiu  with increased vigor, reiterating  the old truth that many people  still ask thousands of dollars from  capitalists for the privilege of the  latter ascertaining what the property is worth.  Nicolo Ladies will  Secure " Britain  Prepared " Films  At a special meeting of the  local Red Cross, Society held last  Saturday evening it was decided  not to entertain the proposal that  the society guarantee the cost of  bringing the picture "Britain  Prepared," to Merritt. The ladies  of the Nicola Patriotic Guild got  busy-and in a few hours got a  few residents of the lake town to  guarantee the $100 needed to procure the picture. One patriotic  gentleman offered to go bond for  the whole amount.  The money over and above the  guarantee will go to the Nicola  Patriotic Guild,      �� i'  '' Britain Prepared' is an educative set of ten films,illustrating  Britain's great and marvellous  victory making war machine.  The ladies of Nicola are to be congratulated and the residents of  the whole Valley, it is expected,  will show their appreciation by  attending in large numbers. The  actual date will be announced  later.  Lucas supports a capable government, vote for him and show  your faith in the men who have  faith in the province.  With rod and gun many sporting enthusiasts sallied forth last  week end with the intention of  putting finis to many a poor innocent duck. The ducks either  smelt the powder and fled or  their numbers are very few for  nobody appears to have ' seen  many,  The  ������"������': X "It's j4UComf6rt.r y  rieadquarters of Mining Men and  Co^  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. ������   7''7-   ��� '������-'' 7   .    X<x  Hot and Cold  Water. .   Rooms   with Baths. Five large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto .  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  Only Prime Goods  PRIME  PORK  BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PREMIUM BACON AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs.   . Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest i      Quality*Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  ..I / ���/  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any Kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small , *  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  All Goods at; Lowest Prices  1 >   i v        i '~ '  Store and Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  1 -c" .-v^r.'.  The quality goes IN  before the name goes  on���that's a LECKIE  JXCade in  British Columbia  NO other shoe made is superior to the genuine  ���LECKIE^-.--Pay-no attention to the statement "as good as a LECKIE," because the  superiority of LECKIE BOOTS AND SHOES  have long since been firmly -established -and  have stood the test of the very haidesf<use  possible.       '  The farmer, the miner, the boys in khaki in  the trenches have found LECKIE BOOTS th��  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.  LECKIE  BOOTS  are the " economical-in-the-long-run " boots for  the business and professional man as well as the  farmer or miner. There is a LECKIE for every  purpose���for every^use.".  AT  LEADING  DEALERS  ty Built for Wear, Style & Comfort  Pure  White Vegetable Parchment  Does not Darken Butter.      Printed with Ink that will not mark  v   through.    Makes your Butter more saleable  NICOLA VALLEY NEWS JOB OPPICE  fe.  ������-.rtrc'"'"i'fl'<"rT"'i L-^rrT*  4-  j  \  i 'ThreIe  THB NICOLA" VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Sept. 8. 1916  BANKING BUSINESS  INVITED  WE invite the banking accounts of merchants, manufacturers, societies and  individuals. We offer the  modern Banking service of  a progressive Bank, possessing ample resources, extensive connections and  complete facilities.  All customers of The Bank  of Toronto are assured every  courtesy and attention.  Incorporated 18S5  Assets       $61,000,000  The:  A. N. B. ROGERS, Manager  (Merritt Branch)  BANK ofTORONTO-  M. L. GRfitiMETT, L.L.B.  IIAKKJSTEK,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   THC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT -      NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Colduatcr Hotel  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  The Newsy Pars  Vote for Lucas   and   success,  not for Walteis and stagnation.  Miss Fair'ey, of Quilchena,  spent a few days in the city tho  beginning of the week.  Miss D. Sutherland is visiting  the city from Lytton, the guest  of Miss Stokes,  Miss Lilian Quinville and brother William were in town on  Saturday.  There is room in Merritt for a  tailor, presser and cleaner. Complete equipment can be procured.  The coal mines in the Nicola  Valley are working seven days a  week.  SYNOPSIS OP COAL MINING REGU  LATIONS.  L 0. F.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of every  month at 8 p.m.  i  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  A. EWART,   W. R. LANGSTAFF,  C. R. ,      Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  -. Regular meetings in -Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m'. * ,'  'Sojourning brethren are cordi-  ally,invited to* attend. ' ���  A. R. Carrington  '.   "  Secretary  A. F. Rankine  -7    W M.,  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.  Photographs  of the Best  -No���Time :Hke~the~present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call andj  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools  Merritt  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albep  ta, the Yulton Territory, the Northwest  Territories and tn a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by tbe 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 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,  Bach application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royal  ty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine, at the rate of five  cents per ton. l    ,  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal"mined'and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being - operated,, such returns  should be furnished at Jeast once n  year. ,7    - .,-., , ,  Tbe lease will include the coal mln-  ���    :-   s      v -  '-    -'  ing rights only, prescinded Jby' Chap. 27  of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th June,  19147 .''"_< f "  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. - '  \    X       W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of tbe Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized publication ,cxi  this advertisement will' not be paif  for.-83575.  The Douglas Lake Cattle Company  Limited,  Are the Owners of the following des-  scribed Stock :  Cattle branded  III  left or right hip,  vented when sold bar under brand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, vented  when sold bar over brand.  Horses branded 111 left or right shoulder  ' i  Horses branded ^ left or right'shoulder  Vent for horses when sold is bar over  brand.' There is a Reward of $150.00  offered for information that will lead  Jojconviction of-anybody-Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  F. F. Ward, Manager  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  For Rent  Hall   over the   "Nicola  Valley News " Office  Suitable for Lodge Meetings  LOW RENT  Apply fl. N. B. ROGERS  For Sale  Good Ranch 1 earn  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Geld-  . ing good roadster.'   Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, "News" Office,  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J: Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent pnt 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. ,  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and airs'.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  A high cla���� hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  .    P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  which meets at the Methodist  Church every Sunday afternoor,  invites your presence. Scriptural  lesson next Sunday.  The Misses Thompson, Greig1,  and Currie, of the teaching staff  spent the week end at Canford,  the guests of Mrs. Freeman.  The Newsy Pars  Vote for Lucas and provincial  progress.  Dr. J. J. Gillis and N. J.  Brown autoed to Vernon on  Sunday, relurring the next day.  T. G. McBride, the Stump Lake  rancher, was a business visitor to  the city on Tuesday.  Card of Thanks  Mr. W. P. Ragsdale wishes to  thank Miss Fish (Matron) and  the nurses at Ihe Nicola Valley  General Hospital for the kind  treatment and attention given  him while an inmate at the institution,  Born.���At the Nicola Valley  General Hospital, on Sunday,  September 3rd, to Mr. and Mrs.  Malcolm Olson, a son.  Mr. and Mrs. T. Bryden and  party autoed to the sandy beach  at Quilchena on Labor Day and  enjoyed a good day picnicing.  The many friends of Alderman  and Mrs. Cranna will be glad to  learn that their two little boj s  who have bf en suddenly and dangerously ill are now on the high  road to complete recovery.  I MILLINERY f  V    ���'     ��� -   - ��� ���      - ���  ���  '.' .;.  ���:��� LADIES ! we are now receiving our ��  I jail #torfe^nf MUUmW  ���>       Direct from France, which we shall be pleased to show you      *  �� Our Stock consists of the very latest creations of  ! larfjs anxi 2faiu f ink Mabelz  ��                 Also an exquisite collection of Flowers, Feathers,  |! Mounts,-   etc ���  Collars, Vestees, etc.,  ;���    We have a fine collection of the very latest styles at prices that  �� will please you  j*   Agent for the  Pan-Co.-Vesfa Dyers  and  Cleaners  ���c "  _  I THE   ROSE   MARCHE  The adage that "If you can't  boost don't knock '' has been reversed by the Liberals. Their  blue ruin speeches of belittling  narrowness have dimmed their  own vision until they are beginning to believe themselves that  what they say is correct.  To blame the shells is usually  the excuse of a poor shot. But  so far this year one hears of  many complaints of the poor quality of the ammunition. Ihe  Merritt Merco Store are only  stocking shells of repute, and  shells that do the mischief.'  On Tuesday, Contractor J \ McLean completed the construction  of the new roof on the city powerhouse, necessitated following  damage occasioned during a wind  storm some weeks ago.  Another rancher from the Nicola district in the person of J. N.  Harvey has enlisted forservice  overseas. Mr. Harvey has joined  the engineers and left the Valley  for battalion's headquarters on  Wednesday. Mrs. Harvey will  reside at the Coa��t for the pre  sent.  Any person whose name is on  the voters list can vote. He can  vote at any polling station in the  Yale Riding. A voter resident  in Middlesboro can vote in Merritt or Aggassiz or anv other  place in Yale, and a North Bend  or Ashcroft voter could vote at  Coutled or Coldwater Valley.  <^t^AAAA Att_ifA aTaaVA A?* a#> ata a^j, AAA ^tt A A aTi <y^jyAiyA *?a  ��� �� ���'  ion  Corporation of the City of Merritt  PUBLIC   NOTICE  Is hereby given that the Council have decided to hold  fi  TAX SALE  On Friday, October 13th, 1916,  This will affect any property on which there  are Arrears of Taxes up to and including the  Year, 1914  Unless these Taxes are paid on or before  September 22nd, the cost of Advertising must  be added.  PLEASE NOTE THAT  September 22nd is positively the last day for Accepting Delinquent Taxes without Adding Costs.  Dated this 24th day of August, 1916.  HARRY PRIEST, Collector  EN  Condemns Itself  It Will Dot Prohibit.      Read clause 57  It is ClaSS Legislation.      Read clauses 3 and 57  It is Un-British.      Read clauses 28, 40 and 48  In will Increase Taxation.  Read clauses 58--60  It will send enormous sums of money  out_of_the_Prpvince^and throw thousands of persons out of employment.  READ THE ACT.   VOTE " NO"  Specimen Ballot on the  Act:  ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF  BRINGING  THE   "BRITISH  COLUMBIA     PROHIBITION  ACT" INTO FORCE  Yes  No  x  j  Eleven Million Dollars  Per Annum Are   Wasted   In  British Columbia  oh  Account  of the Liquor Traffic.  Just stop and consider the magnitude of this gigantic loss  for one single moment !  THE WHISKY COMBINE in their attempt to' save the  saloon and the dive continue to freely spend from their  gigantic '"boodle" barrel in an endeavor to confuse and  mislead the people. In not a single one of their costly advertisements have they made any attempt to defend the  traffic in which they are engaged.  In 1914 the people of British Columbia expended $11,000-  000.00 for liquor, and it is for a continuation of this that  the Whisky Combine is fighting. The Liquor Interests  know that the British Columbia Prohibition Act DOES  prohibit���that the British Coluinbia J?rohjbition.Ac,t is-the   -   -BEST-Prohibitiori7A.cTin all Canada.    That is the: reason  they have opened their gigantic "boodle" barrel to defeat  it-  Here is the approximate  cost  of  "booze" in  British'.  Columbia cities:  Vancouver  Victoria  New Westminster  Nanaimo  Nelson  North Vancouver  $4,500,000  2,000,000  450,000  300,000  300,000  200,000  $7,650,000  DON'T SPOIL YOUR BALLOT. MARK IT HERE |  BffimM-UMtjUHAk^  X  REMEMBER���The jQuestion to be  Voted upon is not the Question of  Prohibition but the Adoption or Rejection of the B. C. Prohibition Act.  Other cities and towns, including Prince Rupert  Kamloops,    Fernie,    Rossland,    Vernon   and  Kevelstoke .. .. .. 1,440,000  Other towns not included above���at least   ..   1,910,000  $11,000,000  That means a "booze" expenditure of $202.10 per capita  family of five;  This ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS spent to fatten  the bank accounts of the Whisky Combine would provide  the necessities of life > for more than 12,000 families, or  60,000 people, for an entire year.  VOTE  "YES"  Are you in  favour  of bringing the  " British Columbia  Prohibition   'Act"  ' into force ?  YES  X  NO  NOTE  NOTE���This space is paid for from a fund made up of voluntary contributions  of men and women who believe in the abolition of the degrading liquor traffic.  1  41  \''Pi  '&��  N. Feus  THB NICOLA 7ALLBT NEWS.  Friday, Sept. 8, 1916  T.  JL<i  >h  LPHI   HOTEL,  Vlie House of SK'Ceril in  7 W.N. Rolfe was  Thursday.  in  town  on  M��8RSTT,  B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked of Hctels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets  Dinner Parties a  Specialty  A. Hoggan, Prop.  After September 10th,  the prices of NUT and LUMP Coal at the Tipple will be  NUT COAL,       -       $350 per ton  MP COAL,    -       $4.50 per ton  NIDDLE8B0R0 OOLLIERIES LIMITED  The polling will take place in  the Provincial Court House from  8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  -Indiatv Agent John F.  was iri town this week.  Smith,  A good number of people turned out to bid adieu cto the dozen  recruits who left the local depot  for training quarters last Tuesday,. ,  A man who takes up politics  for the benefit of his country is  to be admired. Canadian politics  is not all that could be desired,  too many men going into politics  as a means for finding a soft  snap.  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  AND  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Lu. Price end Percy Ransom  started from Merritt early on  Sunday morning for a auto-cycle  trip to Kamloops and the Okanagan. Encountering heavy rains  around the Nicola Lake and  Quilchena their cycles began to  slip and slide in a dangerous  fashion and the two cycleists  turned round about face for Merritt.  After voting go to the Red  Cross Rooms and patronize the  ladies refreshment booth. Proceeds for local Prisoners of .War.  By special invitation, Lieut.-  Colonel H.TH. Matthews, D.S.O.  visited Vernon on Tuesday, to  address officers at the camp there  on military work and requirements at the front,  FOR SALE.-A Snap. Four  roomed house, 24x24, 2 chicken  houses 10x12, 1 wood shed and  feed house. Good well. A little  over 1 acre land all cleared.  $550.00 cash. Apply to A. R.  Carrington.  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 All Kinds  "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9898)  (15031)  Sire : Sir Plugo, 10924 j  1st Dam: Fan Maid 18355, by Mareellus  31110.      -  2nd Dam : Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  '     222  ConaEMwng May 3,-" VICTOR  i.L^GO " will stand  Every  Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,  MERRITT,  Prom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and  During the rest of the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  t Palace; Bakery'.: J  % Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc t  *     Hot Pies every Saturday.    X  | W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor |  The Rev. George Kinney, B.A.  who has been the Methodist  minister here for-some fourteen  months, left yesterday for the  training depot of the overseas  A. M. C. Many friends were at  the depot tovbid him adieu and to  wish him success. The Rev. Mr.  Kinney has acted as honorary  secretary to the local committee  of the Canadian Patriotic fund, a  position he has held with great  satisfaction to all concerned.  Foreman R. T. Royds, of the  local office of the Government  Telegraph Service, and a gang  have been busy during the last  few days setting new poles on  Princeton road in the Tulameen  district.  The Patriotic Guild met in  usual session on Tuesday afternoon at the City Hall. The business transacted was of a routine  nature,-the ladies keeping with  their knitting. It was decided  to present Rev. Geo. Kinney,  with two pairs of hand knitted  wool socks as a token of appreciation of that gentleman's interest  in patriotic organizations of the  city. The Rev. Mr. Kinney  recently enlisted for service overseas with -the Army Medical  Corp.  Pure Groceries  X  *  r  ��� ������K^'*'X-*******************  Persons on Yale Register Can Vote at any  of Following Places  Agassiz, Oddfellows hall v  Hope, court house  Yale, court house  North Bend, court house  Lytton, court house  Ashcroft, court house  Cache Creek, post office  Canford, post office  Coutlie, Solomon's store  Middlesboro, Coal Co. ofiice  Nicola, Government office  Brookmere, post office  Harrison Mills, public hall  McGillivrays, McGillivray's house  Harrison Hot Springs, post ofiice  Quilchena, Guichon's store  St. Elmo, public hall  Camn   6, C.P.R. station  Keefers, C.P.R. station  Spence's Bridge, Government building  Walhachin, Snells office  Dot, Abbott's house  Coyle Station, public hall  Mammette Lake, post office  Merritt, court house  Aspen Grove, post office  Thynne's, J. G. Thynne's house  'Coldwater, Olson's house  Stump Lake.jnines office  Douglas Lake, D. L. Cattle Co. store  Upper Hat Creek, post office  Ruby Creek, Inkman's store  Popcum/Damaskey & Hall office  Boston Bar, Abray's store  Port Douglas, Purcil's store  Spuzzum, post office store,  Highland Valley, O. K. Mines Office.  Aberdeen Mines, Aberdeen Mines Office  Red Cross Will Open  Refreshment Booth .  on Election  Day  Mrs. W. Lauder, of Quilchena, was  -elected a member of the local Red Cross  Society at thu weekly meeting held yesterday afternoon. Twenty three members were present.  It was decided that on Thursday next  the members shall hold a " Tag ay,"  and serve refreshments in the Red Cross  rooms. The proceeds of'the sale of  tags will go to the Red Cross funds and  for sending necessaries and comforts to  local soldiers who arejprisoners of war.  It was als-o decided; to participate in  the effortjto be madev throughout the  Empire on October 19, " Our Day."  Mrs. Sadler-reporting on the work  of the Junior Branch states that the  Pranch now has 34 members. $12 has  been received for fees and dues, and  handed over to the treasurer of the  society.  Mrs. E. C. Johnson is  ing a vacation at Seattle.  spend-  Oscar Schmidt, and family  took up residence at Nicola this  week.  It is " reported that Sandy  Strang has been seriously wounded at the front. -    >  Several friends of Mr. and  Mrs. Joseph Collett paid their  hospitable home a, "surprise"  visit on Wednesday evening and  spent several happy hours with  whist and music. The winners  of the whist drive were, ladies;  first, Mr?. Moore, consolation  Mrs. Paton; gentlemen, first, W.  R. Langstaff, consolation Charles  Collett.  Raspberry and Strawberry" Jelly, Empress Brands, ���,  '- "-->v    "!;  .- _   ;'; ,7  5 lb. tins, each  Cooice Table Syrup I  *. A   '���"-*    . iv'1,rv ~."  '  Pure Maple Syrup >'.  ' V ���  Libby's Vienna Sausage.   ���  Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce  85  per tin .30  X quart'bot. .65.'half:^al: 1.15,,X&  ��� -       ~ ���   ��� ��������� ! --��� - ������**,.'  *���  pertiiC  30  Very handy for  ,    Quick Meal'  "-   7: .�� '  2 tins .25  " MAJOR  Will Stand  daily  HUGO"  at  the   Ranch  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For fui ther information apply to  _ D^ D0BDING,JOwner)  Lower Nicola  B.C.  Mines for Sa!e  I have been prospecting in the  Aspen Grove and Nicola Country  for ten years and have the following properties for sale:  Copper, Iron, Mica,  Asbestos,  Gypsum.  Private reports on mines.and Assessment work and Prospecting  undertaken for companies. I  have a complete outfit and will  take contracts in mines. Corres  pondenco invited.  Wm. McNeill, Merritt, B.C.  Are wanted for the  Home Service  Overseas Battalions  Notice of Cancellation  Reserve  of  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  the reserve existing on lands formerly  covered by expired Timber Licences  Nos. 24104, 24107, 24112, 24116, 42749,  42750, 42751 and 42756, by reason of a  notice published in the British Columbia  Gazette on the 27th of December, 1907,  is cancelled.  R. A. RENWICK,  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  VictoriarBTCT: '  August 16th, 1916.  ..;..;..;..;,.j.^..;..;..;..;..;.^..  ���7.��  FOR SALE  Aberdeen   Augus  BuhY  AND   i  Hampshire Down  Rams  All Prize Winners at Vancouvei  Fail-  Full particulars can be obtained  from Sergt. J. Leitch, at the  Nicola Valley News Office, any  evening (except Sundays) from  i 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  DEEP   CREEK   FARM  Langley Port, B. C.  The Rose Marche has now  taken up the agency for th<  Pan-Co-Vesta Cleaners ��� and  Dyers of Vancouver, All business  entrusted to us will receive  prompt attention. Price list on  application.  Small size  Ready lunch  Dry pack  small tin .23,  small tin .23,  1 lb. .45,  Lunch Tongue  Veal Loaf  Barataria Shrimps  Eagle Brand Lobsters  Blue Point Oysters,  Nabob Tea,  Braids Best Tea,  Frys Cocoa  Nabob Coffee,  Coffee Beans,   freshly Ground for you  Pineapple,  Pears,  Japan Rice,  Pure Lard,  Worcester Seuce Special Value  f;���Finch's Fly���Tape���_reg. price.. 5_each Special_3_for_.5  Wilson Fly Poison Pads per carton .10  Canned  Large Clean Grain  each .25  per tin .20  per tin .23  med. size .30  med. size .45  per lb.   .40  3 lb, tin 1.35  per tin .25  per lb.   .45  per lb.   ,35  2 tins for .25  2 tins for .35  3 lbs. for .25  3 lb. tin .60  2 bottles .25/  . *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  X  X  *  X  Mrs. M. Shore, of Kamloops,  until recently a resident of Merritt, expects to leave shortly tor  a trip to the East.  Old Residents, of Yale, ' whe  remeiiiber former ntgl^ct of.this  district, will nor. foiget the trans���-  forming developments oi the  last fivey ears.   .   '  Postmaster W. R. Langstaff,"  E W.~ Rhodes of the Coldwater  Hotel staff/and E. B., Mayon of  the Nicola Valley News,returned  on Wednesday after enjoying a  five days automobile tour. The  party, equipped with a camping  outfit traveled via Stump Lake,  Kamloops and Grand Prairie to  Vernon, returning through the  Okanagan,!via Kelowna and Penticton, thence through Keremeos,  Hedley'and Princeton to Merritt.  Some 350 miles were covered during the,trip which was negotiated'  without a mishap. . The party;  found a marked improvement in_  business generally and a decidedly healthy andvOptimistic feeling  among business men inalKthe  places'tbey visited:    *   --'-V 'O'."  Men's Grey Flannel Shirts each 2.00  Men's Fancy Stripe Print Shirts all sizes .75  Boys Stockings,        Strong rib from .25 per pair up  Girls White Stockings   "7'       sizes 7, 8, 9, per pair .25  Ladies Saoes all sizes from 3.50 to 5.50  | THE   MERRITT  CASH STORE *  i .   - t  R.  B.  Berks,   drummer   and  pianist, was in town this week o<'\  a periodical visit. J;  HESLOFS MEAT MARKET  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON,   PORK  AND  FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  EXTRA   SPECIAL   SHIPMENT   OF  Cherries,Plums, Tomatoes, Cucumbers  LOCAL  MUTTON  CRUSHED  BONE, makes excellent Chicken Feed, 5-lbs. .25  "STORE   OF   QUALITY"  Our Motto  the Whisky Combine  The British Columbia Prohibition Act DOES prohibit.     That is,,  why the Liquor Interests have opened their " boodle " barrel in an  attempt to defeat it.  ""The Liquor Interests are entering the last two weeks of thejr  fight against Prohibition. Up to the present they have waged" a  malicious and unscrupulous fight to deceive and confuse the people  of British Columbia concerning the effectiveness of tne British  Columbia Prohibition Act. - They have gone so far as to insult the  intelligence ot British Columbia voters by suggesting that they���  the Whisky Combine���are in favor of Total Prohibition ; but that  the British Columbia Prohibition Act does not Prohibit.  All who investigate the British Columbia Prohibition Act know  this is merely the last wall of the Whisky Combine���a ruse to  avoid the real issues of the campaign.  -TheJWhisky_Com_bine_Make NoAttemirtto J_ ^  Defend Their Traffic  They decline to defend the charge that " booze " is the chief  weapon of crime. ,  They refuse to defend the charge that they are attempting to  save the saloon and dive:  If the saloon is a good thing for British Columbia, why do not  the Liquor interests say so ?  There is no sane defence for the saloon and dive, and the  Whisky Combine make no deience. They have opened the  " boodle" barrel in a wild endeavor to confuse the electors as to  the merits of the bill. '  The British Columbia Prohibition Act is the best Prohibition Act  in Canada. ���> It is better than either the Alberta or Manitoba Acts,  which have been declared the best legislation ever enacted in those  Provinces.  The Combine knows the only chance they have to defeat the British  Columbia Prohibition Act is to maliciously attack the bill���to deceive "  and confuse the people.  4  VOTE  "YES"  Are you in  favour  of bringing the  " British Columbia  Prohibition    Act"  into force?  YES  X  NO  NOTE ,  NOTE���This space is paid for from a fund made up of voluntaiy contributions  of men and women who believe in the abolition of the degrading liquor traffic.  �����nip��<=?j  mstw^j (f-��ff^rJi��^srTO*-'-'WR*P!,?!*Mf ?  Ki;r.,^,vrj*i~.Vc.'i'  -- ^:7?i��/fWr-W!ri:"ti  ./������;��� jnrv^.��w5 tvrtyrr  iv nrwawPWWJO taiwrwtmxn.'en.-D.-mrvif'-.

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