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 *��� 1  THEllHOME PAPE^IM CITY    OF    MERRITT  ^^SPpl?pp77;:/vxgmxMXrA$yxyy X- <*x%.&  THCiiiyiEOLA  , VALLEY  Vol. 6. No.*- 4~$< W0i$X  MERRITT,   B. C.,   FRIDAY,    SEPTEMBER 2^^^  Price 5 Cents  City (Slfti^ Tax  I3th,  City Tfe^i^^^Itt^lJpii'; L6an>-^Eiiiir' Local Casualties At the Front  ^M  Merritt City Council to  Invest $2000.00  *  '     <'':?X~XX.  ���-'.'      ���' ���        J*      ' '77fi7;\  Canadian War Lo>an  j&\  in  -"^ !$��{** ^ ;w��s mat autnonzing tne uity Treau-  |fpr^fj(C/Vj!? Brer to ,nveat $2,000 from the city sink-  r^^S^^Ss* 'j?* *unc' in the one "hundred million  '�����}��}$$$&& Jirvr loan issue oflered by the  Minister  ^>7s  striking fund bul;  augumented considerably shortly,  and  s i*r sufficient time for,the war loan in-  K  ���**-&#  stalments to b<> met with ease.  ' JSVhenCity Treasurer Priest intimated  that application forms had been received, the idea  of purchasing war loan  - - i   - a.-*.     .bonds was taken  up  enthusiastically,  7 V^V^Mf'v-��g such an investment, it was consider-  Vv t i^i ' ���**��� wou'd nave absolutely "gilt edged"  %V7 ^ v. security,  and  having , a  fifteen,   year  'J 'X >^J^v/maturity the bonds were realizable  in  '      7T7J7*,npl��! tlme t0 meet the demands on  X r- -K}/^the7civic treasury wheir.the city's own  ^"'{^$ bonds reached maturity.��  There would  ,v Ai,<be'_ good financial- return,  while the  city .would again be^shbwing its desire  %^^'^^yM*'*"was unanimously passed, a formal  '$".V*^Hs��'resolution ordering the investment to  1 yTA��*' **������-  V '*.  yi-y-ffaiu^wSa ���>ade'.*   ,> ^ v<���  -    ^    v      ,   ���        .  f��^f^rAB'the bonfcare?off*re<l ��t W. 1:2���  ^^^VTrt^wlir^ufe ^6b0-*bon_, for  " \      'J' $1,950 cash. , They pay five per-cent  ,.-     nnd both principal and interest are a  y    charge upon the Consolidated Revenue  .-Fund.     -        ' > -\ y -  At the request of the School Trustees  ' voiced by Secretary Priest, the Council  I considered the advisability of securing  a bank loan against outstanding school  taxes, and it was resolved that the finance committee interview the bank in  the matter. Alderman Cranna, a member of the finance committee, in the  absence of Chairman A. McGoran, gave  notice of his intention to introduce at tbe  next regular meeting a bylaw to authorize a loan as desired by the School  Board.  Regarding water extensions, it was  reported that the water and light committee had considered the question of  extending city water facilities to block  K owned by the Bank of Montreal and  where the bank residence stands. They  found it would cost' some four o* five  hundred dollars to, extend the pipe line  to this property and as the revenue to  be expected would be so small as to be  out of all proportion to the expense that  would be incurred, it was resolved on  the motion of Aldermen Cranna and  Greig, that the clerk ascertain what  proposition Mr. Strickland would be inclined to make in the circumstancs.  The nine foot flag which caused a  flutter and breeze at the lastNsession,  owing to the price charged for it being  in excess of that tendered by Mr. G.B.  Armstrong, had slight mention. When  the account was again, submitted the  matter was rapidly dismissed, Aldermen Cranna and Greig moving, that'the  bill be paid to G.B. Armstrong in accordance with his tender. _.' r_<- _ ���  ' 'An application for an electric light  extension to "Hugh Osborne's 'property  across the 'track was > referred '"to the  water and light committee with power  to act, or% as r Alderman Greig. slated,  with power to " erect or reject."  'There was but a bare quorum'of mem-  Residents of Stump Lake District  Subscribe Handsomely to     '  Red Cross Funds  Thanks to the public spirited activity  by Mr. T. G. McBride and the generosity of people in Stump Lake district  $233 has been despatched by Mr. McBride to the material fund of the Canadian Red Cross Society's-headquarters  at Vancouver. The subscribers are :  $50   T. G. McBride " $50.00  $25   JohnWhiteford, John Morrison, John Bulman $75 00  $15   W. Hollis                             $15 00  $10   John Gillispie, Miss Miller,  Mrs.  J.   Burns,     George  Fraser                                   $40.00  $5   T. Walters, Warner Wilcox.  A.Garrett, A Jonston.W.  Matthews, '  Dren Bro, James Madden,  W. Cooper,  Rodwell Mc-  -     Donald, (Teamster)            $45.00  $2.50   H. Stevens, K Bing     i  $ 5iOP  $1   Albert Hack,M. Lynch, John  Fraser    ~-  Returns of Yale  Voting Incomplete  Soldiers Vote  not Expected to  Make any Material Change  in Result  TAX SALE MUST  BE HELD  $ 3.00  $283.00  Mrs. A.  McKendrick Wins  Beautiful  Boudoir  and  Slipper Set  the  " A special meeting of Nicola Patriotic  Guild was held on Tuesday afternoon in  Pooley Hall for the purpose of drawing  the handsome budoir cap and slippers,  so kindly and generously donated by the  Misses Guichon, of Quilchena? $28.70  was collected,and the Nicol a ladies take  much pleasure in thanking all those  who so enthusiastically gave their  "two bits.",. Mrs. A. McKendrick. of  Coalhill, with ticket number 37 proved  to_be fche lucky;winner��� andras^snehif  the envy pf all the ladles who made  bid for these handsome articles.  Following are"'the approximate figures in the returns of the different polling stations as given previous to the  official and finaIi,counting which commenced at Agassiz yesterday, under  the direction of Returning Officer J.  McRae. Prohibition and Woman's  Franchise referendums have received  decisive and favorable majorities and  the detailed returns are being looked  forward to with keen anticipation by  the respective supporters.  Walters  bers present at the meeting which lasted-less than an hour. ' Present were,  Mayor Jackson, Aldermen Jackson.  Greig and Cranna, City Solicitor Grimmett and City Clerk Priest.  Y '" -.- "   -~ Y  I Merritt Mercantile Company I  ���I*     ; '       I    <_��  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -T-  T  T  ?���  Y  Y  Y  t  t  T  T  T  'T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  J  Y  Y  Y  T  T  T  ATVIVOUNCEMENT  a kull: range, of  %abi��B ^dl 1&mtB unb (EautB  ' Have just been received and are on Display fo'r��ne Week Only  These are all tailored garments of best quality materials and latest designs, and are sure to  please in every detail.    We "are also prepared to take ipecial_prders_for_Suits or Coats from-  -the~stock-whiciTwe"are~showing, but we guarantee not to sell more than one Suit of any  one pattern in Merritt  Every Garment is Big Value at our Prices  ���i*  ^        Mr. Rancher  We Can Interest You  On Prices of  t  New Grain Sacks  ", '-\ Second Hand Sacks  ,  -  Sacking Twine  Separator Oil  Seed for Pall Planting-  \   '' Etc.   Etc.   Etc.  ,!  Try  " MERCO "  HONEY  The newest thing on the market.  Strictly a  Nicola Valley Product  and guaranteed by us to1 be absolutely pure  Per Jar .30  that  EN'S  WEAR  We car/take your measure and give you a  20th Century Suit  fill please   in  quality   and, fit  at  Popular Prices  Our^ange of Shirts, T��es,  Collcrs, Etc.  very complete.  is  Soots and Shoes, of latest Style and Make  Mining and Logging  Supplies  We are in a position to cater to this class  '' ^ of trade in  0 SERVICE  QUALITY AND  PRICES  POWDER, Just received  in carload lot,  enables us to make advantageous prices.'  ��������>������'  %"i~x~X"i*&*&+~&^  >*j  T  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  ���  f  ?  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  T  t  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  !  ?  Agassiz, 56  Hope, 45  Yale, 9  North Bend, 39  Lytton, 40  Ashcroft, 93  Cache Creek, 1  Canford, W  Coutlie, 3  Middlesboro, 68  Nicola, 23  Brookmere, 4  Harrison Mills, 13  McGillivrays,  Harrison Hot Springs  Quilchena,  St. Elmo,  CamD.,6, C.P.R.  Reefers,  Spence'B Bridge,  Walhachin,  ,Dot7  Coyle Station,,   <-.  Mamette Lake,  Merritt,  Aspen Grove,  Thynne's,  Coldwater,  Stump Lake,  Douglas Lake,  Upper Hat Creek,  Ruby Creek,  Popoum,  Boston Bar,  Port Douglas,  Spuzzum, <      1  Highland Valley, 4  Aberdeen Mines, 7  Lucas  66  42  13  25  40  42t j  3  16  3   <���  1 >'  ���   18'   '  ' 2>'  4  i   7  ���5;  2  1   5 -  10  10.  2  3"  1  12  24,  8  12  2&>  1  ~^3 '  , i��Ju_   sl8_-  i  2  131  ,  1$  17  8  10  5  �� -.=  6  4  4'  2  7  7  5  2  1     4  11  4  2  1  The City ConocuVat a special  and important meeting held this  afternoon"' decided 'positively to  *' hold a Tax Sale which is proposed  f to be held on Friday, October 13.  X Today was"the last day f or.1 the  X receipt"of tax arrears without  * adding tax sale costs, and the res- f  X ponse of the ratepayers has been |  f such that the Council felt a sale *  |; cannot be now avoided. ��  Major Foster, Privates H. Riley,  and H. Hogg, and Pioneer  W. Maine ^Wounded  Inquest on Late   -  Mrs. Gravenor  .iffofEf  .;' * J?I  v4.1  Jury Passed a Rider Commenting.  Careless   Way  of  Handling Powder  on  Yesterday Mrs.' Foster of Nicola received an > official message  from Ottawa that her husband,"  Major H. G. Foster, had been  wounded by shrapnel in action at  the front.       ->    o  The parents of Harry S. Riley  and Harry Hogg received official  wires froniiLOttawa oh Tuesday  intimating that their sons had  been wounded iri action on Sept.  9th. Full details^ are .not' yet  available.' - Harry'- RileyJ was  wounded in the lower part of the  body ahd is in hospital. /Private  Hogg was wounded ih the foot.  know^ere at^Bil!  ihejK. V.".a!so appeared in the  casualty, lists this week, receiving  a wound in the leg.  ��  On the Firing Line  With French and  British Soldiers"  $31 80 was netted by the local Red  Cross Society as. their proceeds of the  illustrated war lecture entitled "On  tbe Firing Line with French and British  Armies," given by Mons G. Marcel  Andre, of Paris, at the Rex Theatre on  Tuesday evenIng.^.The2'hall was well  filled.  Having resided in London, Eng. for  eleven years, the lecturer spoke excellent English, related some entertaining stories of army life, and held the  close attention of his audience by his  delightful vivacity, so characteristic of  the French. '  Slides reproducing drawings of noted  engagements in which the Canadian  troops figured so bravely and successfully, as well as actual photographs of  troops in the firing line amid bursting  shells, were shown. Mons Andre described the scenes in France before and  dur ng the war and compelled a remarkable outburst of enthusiastic applanse  when he said that the British Empire  entered the war because^their p'edged  word to Belgium was as good as their  bond, and French people knew it. During the lecture patriotic songs were  contributed by Mrs. Tutill and Mrs,  Paton, the audience joining in the choruses, while Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Langstaff, on piano and violin, respectively,  also rendered valuable service.  The lecture closed with the singing of  two verses of the National Anthem, including the new war lines commencing  " God save our splendid men; bring  them safe home again."  Mr. F. Nation, Secretary of Pro  vincial Patriotic Fund Will Visit  -   Jvlerritt on October 2.      ?  Mr. F. Nation, Secretary of  tee "Provincial Branch of the  Canadian Patriotic Fund will  visit Merritt on Monday. October  2nd and will address a mass  meeting of the residents of the  Nicola Valley on the work of the  Fund to date.  Mr." Nation will visit the city  while en route to Fernie to meet  Sir Herbert Ames, M. P. and also  hopes to visit Princeton, Hedley  and Creston.  While here Mr. Nation will tell  of the imm ense responsibilities  of the people of British Columbia  to their patriotic fund, how the  demands on its resources have in  creased with heavier enlistments,  and hopes to show_why_ every  British " Columbian should ir>  some way, large or small, be a  subscriber to the fund that cares  for dependants of our heroic  soldiers.  Mr. Ration is a "very 'attractive speaker with a flowing delivery and from the oratorical viewpoint abne should be heard by  all who can attend.  That the late Mrs. Clara Gravenor,  aged 22, came to her death by an explosion of powder was the verdict passed by the coroner's juiy which investigated the tragic occurrence at Cobble  Hill. Van<ouver Island. The inquest  was held on Monday, and the jury in  addition to the verdict passed a rider  commenting on the careless way of  thawing powder,' as described in the  evidence given.  '' Mr. Henry Castillon, of Meiritt,  brother of the deceased lady, who  formerly lived here, identified the remains and attended_ tne iuquiry The  funeral took place amid impressive  scenes, at St. Mary's Somenos, on  Tuesday afternoon of last week, the  Rev. F. G. Christmas conducting the  services.  Mr.' Gravenor, said that he had bean  at home all that day thawing out" powder.   He had done two boxes and had  150 sticks  around'the  kitchen  stove,  laid out on cordwood.   He had 15 sticks  primed and ready, for use and a box of  caps and fuse was in  the  room,  while  underneath the house there  were  four  boxes of dynamite. ^ He  and  his  wife  had bought the property on which they  lived some four months ago,   and  he  was clearing the land.   Mrs. Gravenor  was accustomed tp'powder.   The'house  is some two miles "south of Cobble, Hill *  on the oW^rank nj^^and on Saturday >"  aB^0^y^��i��r��^B^^B%_m^hpme^b6ut-:  ?~ il_"  6.45 p.m.   She had been  attending a   C  meeting in preparation for the fete afd ,".  was tired. ' She set about making  tea'  and went to the creek where  the milk  was   usually 'kept.     She    asked   her ���  husband to go to Mr. Cheeke's for milk  Mr. Gravenor had gone about a quarter  of a mile when a terrific explosion occurred.   He hurried   back   home   and   .  was found   lying   on   the   ground    by  neighbors drawn to  the  scene  by the  noise of  the detonation.   Dr.   Dykes  and    Provincial   Constable  Keir were  speedily on the spot, and Mr. Gravenor  was taken to Duncan Hospital,  utterly  broken   down   with   grief.     The  only  theory as to how the accident occurred  is that Mrs. Gravenor may have been    >  putting more wood on the fire and had  used a fork they had for lifting the  rings    The fork may have slipped, and  thus the ring may have fallen on  the  powder.   Mr. Henry Costillou, of Merritt, brother of the unfortunate lady,  identified   the   remains.-Dr. H. F. D.  Stephens, k.N,, conducted the inquest.  Mrs. Gravenor was only 22 years "'of  age.   She went with her husband from  Merritt to Cobble Hill.   Mr.   Gravenor  has.been in the-Yukon and subsequent   Iy had been in police work at Hope and  elsewhere.  sl  I     'I  " Lieut-Col. H. H. Matthews,  D.S.O. is expected to arrive ii>  the Valley today to spend a week  end among his friends before  returning to the front.  Mr. Coke, telegraph operator  at the K.V.R- Depot left on  Wednesday for Penticton to take  up the position of despatcher  there. He has been succeeded  here by Mr. Boiling of Brookmere.  CANADIAN WAR LOAN  The Local Branch of  THE  BANK  OF.  TORONTO  will be pleated to receive applications from thoae within; to invest  in the New Dominion War Loan.  Application Forroi^and full particulars from  t  A. N. B. Rogers,  Manager  \  Teachers and Scholars of St. Michaels Sunday School  Held  Picnic at Quilchena  Last Saturday afternoon, the teachers and children of St. Michael's Anglican Church Sunday School were favored  with delightful weather, when they held  their annual summer treat. By the  kindness of Messrs. H. S. Cleasby, G.  H. Tutill, W. R. Langstaff, M.L.Grimmett, H. Priest, and G. B. Armstrong,  motor cars Vere available to take the  children and their teachers to the Lake  Beach a few miles beyond Quilchena,  when bathing and games were indulged  in to the delight of'the young peoplh.  Ample justice was done to all the  good things provided when picnic tea  had been prepared, and on their return  the party reached^Merritt without incident. At the invitation of Mr. Cleasby  the party were entertained in the evening at the picture show. The Rev. N.  J. Thompson, Mrs. Willgoose, Mrs.  Nicholls, Mrs. Fred Hardy and Mrs.  Stewart were indefatigable in making  the day enjoyable for all concerned.  Miss Dav,of Princeton, is visit*  ing at the home of Air. and Mrs,  W. Heslop. '    '  Mrs.    Marshall,   returned' to  Coyle today after^eing a guest'  for several days' of Mr. Alex*  Gordon arid Miss Philips, 7>:  i- -1,:  ~*7.i  Wtl  v<��'  X."  i'-'KA'''  )  v   I*  iw T  f'1"  ffaiDAY, Sept. 22, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  Has seating accommodation for 301) persons and is^open for rent ;  Public Meetings $4.00 per night.    Dances, Entertainments, etc., $7.00  The foragoing rates include use of Piano, Light and Fuel,  ,  Special Rates to Lodges       X-..A' ..������',-.'  Forfurther information apply to Jas. McGrath, E. Staton orW. Cranna  K.P. Lodge meets every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meef Second and Fourth Thursdays at 5 p.m. '  THE  Publisher  NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Fkiday.  'Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in  advance, $2.00  per year in Canada.    Great  Britain. United Sta*cs and Foreign Countries, $2.60.  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer ' L,' Merritt, B. C.  EXIT BOWSER  ��The 'will"of the people of British Columbia has prevailed. The  great majority of the electors felt a change of administration was  necessary and have voted the Liberals into office by a decisive  majority. While the soldier's vote abroad may to some extent  increase the number of Conservative members it cannot affect  the issue. All have to look forward to five years of Liberal administration. Now that Mr. Brewster, the Premier-elect is to  assume very high political responsibility the people will look to  him, and with absolute confidence in'his integrity, to extract the  whole truth of the plugging scandal and present the true facts to  them. They will look for proof in support of the charges ofl'cor-  ruption'levelled against the Bowser administration. They will  watch'for the abolition of patronage and for the appointment and  promotion of civil servants on ability irrespective of "pull" and  politics. The people will expect to see "public' developments in  the way of road construction and similar works carried on ina  manner which will ensure the adoption of policies for the public  welfare, where the welfare of the community as a whole and not  the welfare of those who have votes to cast will be kept foremost.  Mr. Brewster has smashed "machine policies" it is to be hoped  for all time, and for all parties. But the victory of Mr. Brewster and his assoeiates'cannot be taken to indicate that Mr. Macdonald has been cleared of the stigma hanging to him. Now that  Mr. Brewster will assume the power which a week or so ago was  held bv Mr. Bowser it is his clear duty in the interests of the  purity "of public life to insist that the whole plugging question be  thrashed out in the courts,  The land and timber policy of the'late Government came in for  trenchant criticism. Mr. Brewster claimed before the election  that the Government had squandered the resources of the Province and alienated them to speculators. It will now be "up tb"  Mr. Brewster to,show how, when and where, and to .replace his  , statements w with "figures and facts from Parliament Buildings  \'records. ..-   i.   -      >'$     -��� -r ���      .���     ' ���-    ^    ���*  The electorate apparently"accepted Liberal leaders' statements  that hitherto they had been unable to have time to make good  their.charges of^maladministration  aiid wrongdoing.    With five  years possible rule before them the Liberals will now have a free  -hand and plenty of time to produce their substantiations.  In his pre-election speeches Mr. Brewster told audiences all over  the Province Lhat-the credit of B. C. had been shattered in the  eyes of Eastern and Old Country capitalists^ Will Mr Brewster  stick to'this opinion when the Province requires loans and its cre-  dit'is^of paramount importance ?  Locally Joseph Walters def eated^Alex..Lucas wi th a. _ maj ority  which the soldiers', vote cannot ,vitally affect. "The majority of  the people of Yale supported Mr. Walters not through personal  love of the'eandidate but as a protest against the return of the  Bowser Government and in support of a change. /        '*    _,  In the heat of the election campaign^this paper opposed Joseph  Walters as aspirant for the representation of, Yale. Today he is  no longer an opponent but is instead member-elect. In congratulating him on his clean fight we "would express our hope that in  the interest of the province in general and Yale in particular, Mr.  Walters in his work as member will receive" the support of all  ,, shades of political opinion and business activity. As much will  be expected of him he can as justly expect the generous co-operation of those he will represent.  THE WORLD  '  The splendid work carried on *by the Vancouver World for the  affirmatives in theiProhibition campaign is deserving of the many  expressions of credit that journal is receiving. It required a bold  decision for a newspaper in the early stages or reorganization in  times none to prosperous to ignore the glitter and tingling of the  thousands of dollars it could have taken for anti-prohibition ad  vertising and to steadfastly refuse to accepf'such money, even  when by the ethics of newspaper management it might legitimately have done the opposite, and still pursued its editorial policy  in favor of prohibition. Since the World took its firm stand on  one of the'most vital questions of,the day its list of supporters  and subscribers must have gone through a refining process to the  ultimate advantage of the paper.  ALEX. LUCAS  <-lf, as looks probable, Mr. Alex. Lucas has to"give way to Mr  Walters as member for Yale, many people will feel the loss as a  personal one. It is generally acknowledged that Mr. Lucas1 has  done more for Yale than any of his predecessors and has always  had the best interests of the constituency at heart. If the vote  had been a personal one instead'of one on public issues there can  be no doubt that Mr. Lucas would have been returned by a handsome majority, Many Liberals and Conservatives, too, who desired to see a change of administration regretted to have to custa  vote against the local Conservative candidate.  ��� �� *  William Aitken, of the Merritt Mercantile Co., who has enlisted  for overseas service, has three specially dear lives to avenge, lives  ,Iost by hellish murder by the Kaiser's sea pirates. It was on May  7, 1915 that Mr. Aitken's revered father at the ripe old age of 68  was lost in the Lusitania crime, the same tragic end being destined for his brother Jarvie, aged 33, and the latter's two year old  boy, Jerry, aged 2.  CHARGE OF THE LIGHT  BRIGADE  (New York Sun)  Half an inch, half an inch,  Half an inch shorter,  Whether the skirts are for  Mother or daughter.  Briefer the dresses grow,  Fuller the ripples now,  While whisking glimpses show  More than they oughter.  Forward the dress parade.  Is there a man dismayed ?  No���from the sight displayed,  None could be sundered.  Theirs not to make remark.  Clergyman, clubman, clerk,  Gaping from noon till dark  At the Four Hundred.  Short skirts to right of them.  Shorter to left of them.  Shorter in front of them,  Flaunted and flirted���  In hose of stripes and plaid,  Hued most exceeding glad,  Sporting in spats run mad,  Come the short skirted.  Flashed'afl their ankles there,  Flashed as they turned in air���  What will not woman dare ?  " Though the exhibits show  Some of them blundered."  All sorts ot shapes and pegs,  Broomsticks, piano legs,  Here and there- fairy shapes,  Just built to walk on eggs,  Come by the hundred.  When can their glory fade,  O���the wild show they made,  All the world wondered.  Grand dame and demoiselle,  Shop erirl and Bowery Belle-  Four Hundred, H'm, Oh well,  Any old hundred. '  Bank of Toronto  and War Loan  Subscription    Lists    Will   Close  On, Or Be.fore September  23rd, 1916.  Andrew Hoggan, of the Adelphi Hotel, spent a few days last  week at Otter Valley at' the Jack  Thynne ranch.  The Bank of Toionto, in continuation  of its adveriisement in our last issue,  is now prepaied to. negotiate for the  investing public applications for five  per cent war loan bonds of the $100,000-  000 issue offered by the Minister of  F'nance on behalf of the Canadian  Government.  The bonds are offered at the subscription price of   97 1-2,   that  is,   $100   in  bonds   can    be   purchased for  $97.50  cash,  . . ���   7  Conditions of purchase are,'  10 per cent on application   ',''-���.  30 "'   '   16th October 1916 a  30 7   '   15th November, 1916  27 1-2'   �����  15th December, 1916  'The instalments may be paid  in full  on the 16th day of October next,  or on  any installment due   date,   under  discount at the rate of four per cent per  annum.      _ .  The proceeds of the loan will be used  for war purposes only. The bonds will  matute October 1st. 1931, with interest payable half yearly, 1st April  and 1st October. Principal and interest  aie payable in gold, A full half year's  interest will be paid on April 1st 1917.  The loan is issued under the security  of the Dominion of Canada, both principal and interest to be a charge upon  the Consolidated Revenue Fund. The  issue, it is important to note, will be  exempt from taxes-including any income tax-imposed by legislation.  <  Forms of application can be obtained  from Mi. A. N. B. Rogeis, manager,  of the Bank of Toionto, Merritt, B. C.  Subsetiption lists will close on or before September 23rd next. -  ���e Coldwater Hotel,  .     "It's Jill Comfort."     '  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the1 gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater--the old reliable first-class hotel  of Merritt.  Hot and Cold   Water. lifloms   with Baths. Five large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  /..  E. C. Johnson was, a visitor to  the Coast last week end.  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent ahd Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  o  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B. C.  Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada -v  ��L  H  Pure  White Vegetable Parchment  Does not Darken Butter.      Printed with Ink that will not mark  through. ' Makes your Butler more saleab le  NICOLA VALLEY  NEWS JOB OFFICE  |i!ill!l!?M!:m^^  |   '������   '   '. WAR LOAN '  - w|r  |.-- ; -.dominion^ op;qa^  1  "     Issue,of $100,000,000 5% Bonds Maturing 1st October; 19.311 *'>V:i.:  '7,-.   X',*.:) ���    X .'.  *  '     ' - ' '       PAYABLE-" AT PAR  AT ;  '     ',       '   "'  OTTAWA', HALIFAX,  ST. JOHN, CHARLOTTETOWN, MONTREAL, TORONTO, - WINNIPEG,'  REGINA, CALGARY, VICTORIA".'     ' ' "',���'"  ' INTEREST-PAYABLE HALF-YEARLY, 1st APRIL, lst^ OCTOBER^- ���    ^  '  PRINCIPAL AND   INTEREST PAYABLE IN GOLD.   V,   /"     '  -���>-~T0.9*m  issue miQE mh  '   A FULL" HALF-YEAR'S INTEREST WILL BE PAID ON 1st APRIL, 1917.  THE PROCEEDS OF THE LOAN WILL BE USED FOR WAR- PURPOSES ONLY.,  The Minister of Finance offers herewith, on behalf of  the Government, thc above named Bonds for subscription  at 97|, payable as follows:��� ,.    '  JO per cent on application;  30      '.' "   loth October, 1916;  30    '"-       "   15th November, 1916;  -  27'  lotli December, 1916.  The total allotment of bonds of this issue'will be limited  to one hundred million clollais exclusive of the amount  (if any) paid for by the surrender bf bonds as the equivalent of cash under the terms of the War Loan prospectus  of 22nd November, 1915.  The instalments may be .paid in fujlon the 16th day  of Octobei, 19f6, oi on aiiy'instalmeTit due dale theieaftci,  undei discount at the late of four pei cent per annum.  All payments aie to be made to a chattelcd bank foi the  ciedit of the Mini&tet of Finance. Failure to pay any  instalment when due will icndci previous payments liable ^  to foifeituie and thc allotment to cancellation.  Subsci iptions, accompanied by a deposit of ten per cent  of the amount subscnbed, must be forwaided through  the medium ot a chaitoied bank/ Any bianch in Canada  of any chatteied bank will lcceivc subsetiptions and issue  piovifaional tccetpts.  This loan is authoiizcd under Act of the Parliament of  Canada, and-both piinctpal and mleicst will be\ chatge  upon thc Consolidated Revenue Fund.  Forms of application may be obtained fi om any branch  in Canada of any chartered bank and at the office oi\any..  Assistant Receiver General m Canada. c        m  Subset iptions must be for even hundreds of dollars, ft  ;.'��  In case of partial allotments the surplus deposit) w;Il#be  applied towat ds payment of the amount due on the October  instalment        , ��� ^U 1^  Scrip certificates, non-negotiable or payable to bearer inf  accordance with,the choice of the-apphcant for tegisser^d;.  or bearei bonds, will be issued, after allotment, in exch4nge,$<  i.        ji. _    l   , .*... t.!** ,iy<r.  ss    for. the piovisional tcceipts.  i\r\j  When the scttp cettificatcs have been paid in full^id';,;  payment  cndoisccl  thoieon  by  the  bank  leceivingjt'he'  money, they may be exchanged for bonds, when prepared, j,  with coupons attached, payable to beatei or registe^Ojd^a-^",  to principal, or for fully legistored bonds/when prepared,   ,j  without coupons, in accordance with the application.     (        j  Delivery^'of scrip certificates and of bonds will be made  - ���  through' the chattered banks.        *'->._ :  The issue v ill-,bo --exempt from taxes���including any j  'income tare���imposed in pursuance -of legislation enacted :  by the Parliament of Canada. X->   '.- _       ,    < ' \  .-' The bonds Avith coupons will'be issued in denominations '���  ' of S100, S500, 81,000.    Fully registered bonds without-.- :  coupons will be issued in denominations of $1,000, S5,000    :  or any authorized multiple of $5,000., -        :  ���i-���-The bonds will be-paid at-matuiity-at-par-at-the office���:  of the Mmistei of Finance and Receiver .General at Ottawa,    :  , or at the oflice of the Assistant Receiver General at Halifax, jj  St. John, Chailottetown, Montreal, Toionto, Winnipeg, |  Regina, Calgary, oi Victotia.      , ; * 5  The inteicst on thc fully tegisteied bonds will be paid    i  by cheque, which will be iemitted by post.     Intciest'on  bonds with coupons'will be paid on suiiendei of coupons.  Both cheques and coupons will be payable free 'of exchange "_  at anybianch in Canndu of any chaiteicd bank,  Subject to the payment of Lwcnty-fi\e cents for each  new bond issued, holclcts ol fully icgistPted bonds without .  coupons will liave the ngjit to conveit into bo'ndfa of the  denomination of 31,000 with coupons, and holdets of bonds  with coupons will have  the Hfdit   to convert into'fully-'  c icgisteted   bonds  of   authonzcd   denominations  without -  coupons at any time on application to the Minister of  , Finance. . '  -' ���  ,    The books of the loan will be kept at the Depattment  of Finance, Ottawa. ' v      '  >, - (  Application will be made in due'course for the listing of  the issue on the iI.ontical aiid Toronto Stock Exchanges  Recognized bond and stock Jnokeis will be affbwed a  ^ commission of onc-quartei of on'e pet cent oh allotments  made  in   icspect   of   applications   bearing  theit .  piovided, howevct, that no commission 'will 'bo\a')T!��wed  m ie=pect of the imount of any allotment paid forjbjl the -  i  sunendet of bonds issued undei, the Wai Loan prospectus  \ of 22nd Novembei," 1915.    No commission will be allowed  \' in lespect of applications on forms which have iiot{bVcn  Sprinted by the King's Punter.    ' <  amp,    ss  <<&  -L_/_  5= Subscription Lists will cJdse an or'before 23rd September, 1916. ^ V<*  ss    Department or Finance, Ottawa, Septembet 1211}., 4916. w ,t  llMllllllllliliHIl!!^  Iff  ���a  ~JL.  _j>J!��S_    L.  V  i h 2>^��  Three  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, Sept. 22, 1916  m-X\  Incorporated 185S  BANKING BUSINESS  INVITED  WE invite the banking accounts of merchants, manufacturers,     societies     and  individuals.     We offer the    Wt��.,y>^��sr&s3fe-��.��^iu^^^>fflyiiaii  modern Banking service of   A^^^^^^fegffe  a progressive Bank, possess-   ^^g^^Sls3^��^-S��  ing   ample   resources,  extensive    connections    and  complete facilities.  All customers of The Bank  of Toronto are assured every  courtesy and attention.  The;  BANK ofTORONTO  SffiSg-  Assets       $61,000,000  A. N. B. Rogers, Manager  (Meruit Bianch)  The Newsy Pars  Pte. J, B& tiers by spent a few  days at his home here this week.  t ���       -    -  Miss Dorothy Canirgron of  Kamloops spent last week end Et  her home in Merritt.  Mrs. King Dodd was visiting  in the Valley last week end irom  Kamloops.  Manager A. N. B. Rogers, of  the Bank of Toionto, was a week  end visitor to Vancouver on business.  Seven Recruits  Join the 143rd  ���:L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARV   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A.'. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  ' Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght  JStrbbt, Merritt  Opposite, Coldwater Hotel  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU  LATJONS.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  /____W__z^^_  |  , Meets in K. of P.  ���,r Hall on the fourth  L Monday of every  w month at 8 p.m.  v*KB5aE8Wr!vi  */  .   Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  A. EWART,  C. R.  W.  R. LANGSTAFF,  '              Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53.  A. F. & A. M.  li s'X >  y  A. F. Rankine  W.M. ,  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tues-  dayineachmonth  at 8 p.m.v     ' ��  Sojourning Bre^  thren are cordially invited to at;  �� tend. ^ " ���>  A. R. Carrington  , Secretary  L.O.L, 1701  Merritt' Lodge  Regular meeting? 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,  ������    Gepv Slater,, Recording Sec.  '��;  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the~ present  to have your Photo taken  Thiol/jit over, and then call and]  *ee fUrapIes at the City Studio.  i  Chas. E. Hooper  ,Opp. Schools ��� Merritt  For Rent"  Hall- over the  ''Nicola  Valley News" Office  Suitable for, Lo^ge Meetings  X'   LOWyilENT  "   Apply A. N.B.' ROGERS  For .Sale  , Good Ranch, Team  ��'"'   Mare and/Gelding, 7 and 10  v   years old respectively. Geld-  Coal mining rights ot the Dominion  In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albei  ta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and-in a portion of flip  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. 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 the A gen'  or Sub Agent of the district in whicli  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed temtory the land must  be described by1 sections, or legal sub  divisions of sections, and m unsurvej  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself  Each application must be accompan  led by a fee of ?5, which will be refunded Jf 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. ��� v ,_  The person operating^the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the roy'  alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should r be furnished at least once > a  year. ~vC'  iThe lease will include the coal min-  ing rights only, rescinded by Chap. - 27  of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th June,  1914. '  For    full    Information t 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. cour,  'Deputy Minister of ihe Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   o|  this advertisement will not be'palf  for.-83575.  Mr. nnd Mis. J. W. Langley  entertained several friends at au  enjoyable dance held at their  ranch home at Canford on Friday.  G. F, Hansom left on Mondjy  for a camping and hunting vacation which he will spend at Mir.-  ny Luke.  Quite a few people are looking  for the scalp of the wag who  said that "Alex. Lucus met his  Wa(l)ter(s.)!oo" last Thursday.  Flowers were sent last week  from the School gaidens of Divisions 3 and 4 of the Public school  to the Nicola Valley Geneial  Hospital.  Jubilant Liberals showed their  delight at their overwhelming  victoiies at the polls by merrily  taking part in an automobile procession, illuminated with flaring  torches.  Colin Cameron, chief of provincial Police for Yale District,  with headquarters at Ashcroft,  anived in the city on Monday  having official business to transact here.  City-Treasurer H. Priest has  been kept busy during tlie past  few days receiving taxes and  arrears, which have'been coming  in at a highly encouraging rate.  Old taxes have been paid in far  in excess of anticipation.    "-   .a.  The Douglas Lake Cattle"' Company  4   Limited!    ���  -  Are the Owners of the following des'-  scribed Stock :   ~*  Cattle branded -| 11�� left or right hip,  vented when sold -bar under brand,  t  Cattle brapded GS right ribs, ventei  �� '   when sold-bar7over brand.  Horses branded 111 left or light shoulder'  Horses branded y left or right shoulder  vVend for horses when sold is bar over  brand., There is a Reward of $150.00  offered for information that;will_lead  to~convictioiT of', anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  F. F. Ward, Manager  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  Ai the Sewing Seaton �� approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac-  chine in good order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone cal) to 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my ��tore,Granite  Avenue. ''  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .     ,  VICTORIA 7  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  > cor. Yates and Douglas    ,  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt..  A high class hotel with reasonable ratet  -centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.    S0c, 75c , $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  ,   Write ahead for resei vations.  , Apply  2,300 lbs. j  The Forward Adult Bible Class-  which meets at the* Methodist  ing good roadster;   f Weight    fOhurch^every,Sjinday'afternoon  R.ann Ihs. , *   .       '��� 'jViyites youc presence./Scriptural  In'honor bf Mr. Ralph Pope,  who came down from the chilly  slopes of the Rockies to spend a  few days at his home here, Mrs.  and Miss Pope entertained several friends at their home on Wednesday evening, all spending a  happy time.  Lieut. Robert F. Ely has been  recruiting for his battalion���the  143rd Battalion, C.E F.-in Merritt for the last lew days and has  succeeded in enlisting the following local men :  Robei t Boyden, William Aitken,  Michael Lawlor, James Stewart,  Arthur Wheeler, Charles McCoy,  Jacob Zinc.  Lieut. Ely states that the batt  alion is now well on its way to  strength, lcquning only a few  moie men to complete the establishment of 1025 men, and is well  advanced in its tiaining. Prospects indicate that the battalion  will be sent foiward in the very  near futuie to take its part in the  fighting iorces of the Empire at  the front  The 143rd Battalion was fdrmed  a little over six months ago and  has been trained at Beacon Hill  Paik and at Sidney. It has been  lecruited at the rate of five men  per day throughout June and  July, and four per day in August  during which month enlistments  have been less throughout the  Dominion. It is expecfed, however, duiing the next few weeks  when the demand for harvesters  in the Northwest grow less, that  the men will come in much faster.  Lieut -Col. A. Bruce Powley,  the commanding officer of , the  143rd, is a soldier who achieved  considerable fame when serving  with the noted 7th Battalion in  France. He was one of the  majors of that unit, and was  twice wounded while in the firing  line. Other officers who ha\e  served in France and who are  with this battalion now are Capt.  G. E. Shaw and Capt. F. Wollas-  ton. who were with the 7th Battalion, and Capt. J. M. Reid and  Lieut. R. E. Meredith, who were  with the 16th Battalion.  (Sergt. Jack" Leitch of Merritt  has all/particulars about this unit  and wiH sign up any men~desiring  to enlist.  rime  Goods  ,   BEEF,  PREMIUM BACON AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PGRK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butler, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  i.\  N  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any hind of Building Work  No Job Too Mil all  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Store and Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  Meeting of St,  John Ambulance  Saturday, 30th  Dame Rumour states that few  of the present directorate of the  hospital will seek re-election at  the annual meeting to be held  next month, when the election oi  officers will take-place and ac-,  counts and-reports "for ,the past  financial year will be submitted.-  Joseph Walteis, Yale's newly  elected Provincial representative  was a passenger on Tuesday's  train bound for Agassiz at which  place he has been invited to open  the Agricultural Fall Fair. After  the-ceremony_MrT WalteriTwill  proceed to Vancouver.  Auditor Martin, of the firm of  Crehan, Martin & Co.; municipal  accountants, or Vancouver, accompanied by Mrs. Martin, arrived in the city on Monday night  registering at the Coldwater  Hotel. Mr. Martin is conducting  a regular audit of the civic-  accounts. '  '��� Close to'midnight on Thursday  Atayor 'Archie Jackson 'in the  presence of a small company of  citizens publicly thanked Harold  Greig for his efforts in posting  the election results from all parts  of the province immediately after  their arrival by*special wire. Mr.  Greig Vas > kejpt' busy for many  hoursi inscribinjg_,_the significant  '/writing on the wall." ' The  bulletins were watched by a large  crowd of citizens until a late hour.  - Out of every wage' some por  tion should be banked regularly,  either as security tgainst the proverbial rainy day or,as afounda  tion to future prosperity., $1 0(  will "open an account in-the Bank  of Toronto, ariU interest is added  half-yearly to the balances on de-;  posit.   -'X, ',.',*% ' -   -X\  A regular meeting of directors  of the Hospital will be held on  Monday evening next at 8 o'clock  The following meeting will be  held on October >Jth which will  be the last session before the  annual meeting, scheduled for  Friday October 27th.  .  Mrs. W. Common has joined  the Patriotic Guild. A meeting  was held as usual on t Monday  afternoon.    The, attendance'was  j  disappointing. A full turnout of  members' is 'requested for next  Monday's session.  The annual meeting of Merritt  Centre of Sr, John's Ambulance  Association will be held in the  City Hall on Saturday evening,  September 30th, at 7 'o'clock.  Secretary George Maxwell in no  tifying the members of this  meeting earnestly requests all  member's who can do so to be  present.  Arrangements will be discussed and-decided in respect to the  coming'winter lectures on' first  aid work, Prospective "participants in, the courses, and new  members, are requested to communicate with the secretary be-  Another "Merco "  Employee Joins  For Overseas  It is a well recognized   and  generally conceded fact that the  Merritt Mercantile Company wi'h  kindred concerns have proved the '  patriotism of its staff to the limit,  and by the response of its members to the call of the colors in'  the fight for the life of civilization easily leads any^eontribution"'  from any other   business house  in the Nicola Valley and far beyond it.  During the pastfew^day^Mr, ,_  William Aitken, manager o'f th^v  dr3 goods department of the Mercantile Co., gave up his lucrative^  ^ ���>  " t-,1-  ''    ?.  *   ��*-  . : ^*l  J  position which he has fiN^d   so  foie the meeting. "He will gladly'ably for a long time, also the  ~y  furnish any information,  William Huston, engineer at  the Donohoe mines at Stump  Lake, and formerly of the local  garage, has been appointed engineer at the plant of the Princeton Land and Coal Co.,at Princeton. Mr. Huston left on Tuesday to take over his new duties.  His many friends in the Valley  will wish him every success in his  new sphere of activity.  comforts of home, 'having enlisted in the ranks ot the 143rd Battalion for service overseas.  Mr. Aitken enjoys the esteem  and confidence of his directois  and colleagues in the firm, He  is one of the most popular young  business men in the Valley. His  departure will also compel a  vacancy in the Volunteer Fire  Brigade, of which he is the able  chief, and for which he has done  much valued work.  The Boys at the Front Delight to Smoke.   Subscribe to the  Overseas Tobacco Fund  Subscription Lists are open at the Post Office, Bank of ^rcmto^and^ankj^Montreal   T - -  ^&��\S///////  ,-^c  M  .���-"i  Ac'  V  ��� \  w? jig <-,. vVi-' t't*.~\<n%x  l/iy^k^y^M,* > 'r  i<-it ii. T  Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, ��ept. 22, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  cCheK House of JXCeril in  MERRITT, -  B. C.  L.  We have one of the best thought ofand most talked of Hotels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  A. Hoggan, Prop #  Choral Union Members Urged to  Attend Practice at   Presbyterian Church Tonight  COAL  After September 10th,  the prices of NUT and LUMP Coal at the Tipple will be  NUT COAL,       -       $3.50 per ton  LUMP COAL,    -       $4.50 per ton  MIDDLESBORO COLLIERIES LIMITED  Tonight, Friday, the Merritt  Choral Union will hold a practice  in the Presbyterian Church at  8.45 sharp. As it is the intention of the conductor and committee to give the rendering of  the Eoly City and other works  early in October the attendance  of all members at tonight's and  the remaining practices is strongly urged. Considerable progress  is being made by the Union with  the beautiful choruses being rehearsed. Any singers who would  like to join in the rendering  scheduled for next month should  communicate. with Mr. Hooper  without delay. He will be glad  to welcome new members at tonight's practice.  Presentations  Made   to   Pythian  Sisters Who Have Left  the District  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  VICTOR HUGO  AND  MAJOR HUGO  Chinese Fined for Lighting a Fire  in Contravention of City  Bylaw  j &*�����*< -<  j; <>*  >.-4l  '"'A w  'U-i  X "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9898) (15031) '    "  - Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924-  lst Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  r 01110.  ' 2nd Dam: Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  GommencJng May 3, " VICTOR  '  .'   "  KLGO-" will stand  Every Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,   ^  MERRITT,  From 10,a.m. to 5 p.m., and, w ,>  During the rest of the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  " MAJOR  Will Stand daily  HUGO"  at the   Ranch  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For further information apply to  _D._D0DDING, (Owner)  Lower Nicola  B.C.  Mines for Sale  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. Correspondence invited.    -  Wm. McNeill, Merritt, B.C.  Recruits  Are wanted for the  Home Service and  Overseas Battalions  The proprietor of the Chinese  restaurant on Quilchena Avenue  was fined at the beginning of the  week for4 starting a fire of rubbish, at the rear of his premises,  which are situated within the  city limits, in contravention of a  civic bylaw passed for' the protection of congested buildings.  The. case was brought as a warning and a nominal fine-of one  dollar and costs only was imposed  The Chinaman claimed he "had  seen similar fires on property in  the vicinity and was unaware of  the fact that by�� thus disposing  of garbage he was doing an illegal act.  I ., ~':''  '"'  'i *.  Mrs. Singleton and Mrs. R. A.  Smith joined the local Red Cross  society at yesterday's meeting, s  Mrs. Gregg, of New Westmin-:!  ster, is in the city visiting her  daughter, Miss R. Gregg of the  local school staff.  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the -  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED   -  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS ft TINSMITHS     Repair Work of All Kinds  Palace Bakery   I  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  Hot Pies every Saturday.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor,  'S  Notice of Cancellation of  Reserve  ���L  Full particulars can be obtained  ��� from Sergt.   J.  Leitch,  at the  Nicola Valley News Office, any  ^'evening (except Sundays) from J  ' , C-   7.30 p.m, to 8.30 p.m.  ��� A bevy of bewildered babies  belonging to the "Cradle Roll "  attached to the W. A. of the Anglican Church attended an interesting reunion of mothers at the  vicarage on Wednesday afternoon  when the baby of Rev. and Mrs.  Thompson was presented "with a  five dollar gold piece on the occasion of its first birthday. Several members of the Auxiliary  and other friends were present  and were most hospitably entertained. ,  The death tobkTplace;Ton 'Sun--  day at Nicolaf Valleyy; General  Hospital of Malcolm' R.7'Neville7  aged .68. A; resident of the Nicola  Valley for the7past7;six7 yearis^  comihg7:]Kerefefrom7lrelaihd. he  workedfa/preijempti^  Mile7Grfiet;iih7MametteS7Lake  T>istiictixx:'XXxyxxyxxxxxyxxxx:y  At a social given by the Pythian  Sisters on Thursday evening following the lodge meeting, Mrs.  F. Bodin (Most Excellent Chief)  on behalf of the fraternity made  presentations to departing members. As tokens of esteem for  their happy associations with the  lodge and in recognition of their  efforts to promote its welfare.  Past Chief Mrs. Neil McMillan  was presented with a handsome  handbag and Past Chief pin, Mrs.  Bevis being the recipient of a  Pythian Sister pin. Mrs. McMillan has moved to Nanaimo and  Mrs. Bevis to Princeton. In the  course of the social, supper was  served, a musical program carried through and a dance held,  Miss Carrington and R. Morrison  contributing the accompaniament  for the latter.  Mr. and Mrs. A. N. B. Rogers  left on Thursday's train for-Der-  rick; Sask. Mr. Rogers had been  summoned to the bed.side of his  aged fatherwho had been taken  suddenly ill at his-home Much  sympathy will be extended to Mr.  and Mrs. Rogers, with the hope  that Mr. Rogers, Snr.,. will soon  recover from his serious illness.  7 Storey(;& ;Campbeil.~announce  thedeath'oiXW;EdwinBriadwin  who sold th^ir7!eathej^:ahd7hai^!  aess for the-past; fift<een7 years7  Formerly" of^hevGreat West' Sad-;  dleryi7G6,v7Mri;^Bradwin; made  f reqiient ,yisits7 to ^Merritt; ;iwas  here ;t wo-moiiith s i ago^'i and 7 :was  highly esteemed by old timers  eispecially��:r7^  f77ii^��siiji^i  tM  *ISS^pf^|Sj^^^^SS^$1l?^iS^^��fl  XA:fo^Z!X~fXX^:r��*xxX-X.XrXfX!,.'S,fc  IfBtfti^^  f.f!&o^Bl*cw&I^  ? SjImpWted:; Heimg:;^  *^BOarM^^  ?%V?!pjr��es!&^  JkaspDerry^J^^ "''  McLaren'  ;&%?B.'Pickles,; \yKi^On|oM^Gwkihs;  jgSour./:!^^  17 ��� Tea^Braid VBesj; ~WpyXl0iix%; ��� 'i^l^^^i^^^M^  ^������y^'myXx:^  �� ������ ^:Brani|v7 7peri00;i^  I^J^p^RoyalG^^  -J^ea^abob^d^lde^  x xxy  ���M_7.��.7ck'_'���^ w^u  '..."��� ���y-y  %    Fine A$iortment of Men's Strong Work Glove*  "V-'.r':  ^vbllottfolues7^  IxiXAim^yyxxxxi.  X    Boy's Boots, sizes 2, 37 4,l;5;7extra strong  X-XX^XxXiXXX:: "'i :':' '^':y'XXAX'x%^  ���J. -ryy ���.:.'.':������ ..��������� -;.;;. ,- ;..,"  yy:y .':.   ' XXWXTS ><�� ''���' \ ���^r.yr~>,yrr ���:^.��Ki:AJfliy:X'<r:-^ 'W ���:*S  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  tbe 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,  Victoria, B.C.. )  I August 16th, 1916.   '  HiSLOrfSSWAS  ~~'K<$ii ;%'^'.: 'QpXJT-  ���&HM  PRIME  m  EXTR^  ^felif^^Si^E^  xxxxxyxy'-'mmx  Cherrie^s,Plums,T6m^toesyGucumpft  I MILLINJBRYI  f ^ ~~ : ^-\���;���  t-' ^       ' - LADIES ! we are now receiving our -  I Ml #tttrft nf  ..s  %   Direct from Manufacturers, which we shall be pleased to show  ;;  Our Stock consists of the very latest creations of  JJarus wxb N?tu f ark] MabtlB  Also an exquisite collection of Flowers.Feathers,  Mounts,   etc.����� 5 '.���  ::./  ::  a  NEW    IDEA"   PATTERNS J  We carry a full line of patterns of tbe latest styles.   All our  Patterns are SEAM ALLOWING thus making them early to follow  Collars, Vestees/ etc., -     ft, ���  We have a fine collection of the very latest styles at. prices that" ; I  , wil! please you - -.  Just to hand a nice line of Shawl Collars    '  %., Agent for the Pan-Cb.-Vesta Dyers and Cleaners <  I THE   ROSE   MARCHE jj  : 'M^..  K  WAR  *3s]I Place your ,]War Loan Invest-   _���  ments with me.' Application fornis -  ;:'77.;777;^^full^  I  City Engineer DaviH Forsyth Has  ed7to^'I^rnain-vih7F7|7  s  (%^fter^?h^ri^?^7c^  ^itn'jMef^atl'r^M  '^ifct��lw.ri'^6fferfe^  ';friidu'cern^.n!ts^  ^vyic^serwc^!^  Forsyth has consented toconUnue  (ife^^'^slsnt^p^ityfal^n  :rteiidih1g7;-_._  ;i;ea'di^gp>the^niete^  :^fe^|an^f;|igfiff<^^  probably have' some  recommendations to make at the hex* -meet-  :in'i^f|t![i^:;counci^  ^^th^pffeifcof;ai!^  gineering appointment at'Prjn'ce-  '^M^^0Mx0lx^^^^^^  Local7'Red-' Cross  Society Have  iTCeh^MwlSiiccessM-in^fsfi-  l^steEewlDaysjBISl^  MAAX  g��T^||i^ies|6��|��^  Society were .conspicuously buc:  ^(M^ul.!i^^iMng;||^^^  |h)e3|aslt?eigKit;iaay^^  of the sale of Red Cross tags and  refreshment on election day, and  as^a-^res^^  giyen^by Mons'Andre'at the Rex  ;last?Ta"es'daY^nbs|eM^  was collected, after all expenses  jiacfc $&$jiii^^  ^^^^Ij^day^ft^ra^^^if  sjb^^nsiderableSlgr^^  was given the members after the  reports of recent activities w.ere  ;Bubmit0d;\i7;;Itri^7^  that the Branch shall help specially the three Merritt men who  are prisoners oft-jwi^';jn^xHe;.iii;  Germany^ ^He^ajsjpec  tion of $5 was ordered to be sent  in'vreiponse: i^i^Xwp^^^fMk  prisoners pi war*ipxcAyX^'XaX-XxX  'yXM'iMXXX.  t'i.��1'.*'lV" >"���*���*  ���_������- ���'.i-'.'V;��  :.'    ���*ST- :''">' iff.  fSfc  S?:--:-:&-.'3��v  iAiAlf^X  xm  ?<{,'t.*V. -'JVC  A/tiArA*.  e^  :V Wt-S&S- s\1 :f-i "S  ;suffenrjg��borne^^  ^tfii87ci^jr^ss^;away^astev^^  ��� *v,>i r*�����������&*  esoh. foot to preach the  Slfti  himv2^y^^jaio^Keinow7ba^two^i^_  'dauihters;and^tw^3onsftd;moOT  bis^bsslSMrsKGfiariesIsittifMisf""  ��S?:|��ii(|  -Anhig^ar^righ^*^hd^m^^  ^nd3^1bei^;���a^rigKt^pUtare:^^  ^well7knb wfr;and;hiKhlyJresiiecte"d|��'  'citizenj|6&M��rritt-a^  ;p^tH^^ill?b^exr��nide1iitoft^^  jrfctlwi^hoji^lpnal^  ���Suhday7jMternp6h^^Aw^^  ���Mb-  seryice&s^,  .wiUJbetheldJat^the^housefa^  thlgijrlr^gei^yii^^ V  terylar^o^clock^MrJR^ulliforcl^  .x^aaXXMX^  ���    xm$m  Mrs. Jean Eggleshaw, late of Mer  ;C;s77ritt7Dies^;ui^KamooM^H^^  Jean  JHISMTALOGUE  SAVE MONEY  m  i-������ -������;-t-\!--i���������-��� -,-- :���;.':-'���.-���." * -���<C  ;iiiued; Skatet, Skating   ''  :��-Booti;-i Hricfcoy^iSwea^  .Ji'tojrii-7Uniform��/7and5?Lv  WXC^mpVe%^Xintt^i)iiXx4.  77We': want eypiy^Mani'' ' ViA<:  rintexetlai ixi'SporU  "'!6tXinyXkini'}.iti'git  ;ou:fc::la r'g��.>.' rji'.djs.;  ��at^pgueig7Pricei  rishtand (atiifaction  L-v gjwr��nteedi7^77ri. ,^.,,. -.  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