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 **,"-<w*H��  THE    HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CSTY    OP    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6. No. 40  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   AUGUST 25,  1916  Price 5 Cents  Premier W. J. Bowser, Alex. Lucas and  Massive Political  w*��n w <ew <��*> <4* ^ia,  h -i  H P -I��.  Profoundly Favorable Impression Created  by Premier Bowser at the Rex Last Night  Studded with Facts the Delivery Compelled Thoughtful  Attention of Large Audience.  Charges Confounded  New Compensation  Act Explained  Leading Vancouver Labor Man  Explains   Benefical   and  Democratic Act  After traveling 72 miles by automobile in one day in an oppressive heat the Hon. W. J. Bowser, Premier, addressed a meeting in the Rex Theatre, which was packed to overflowing by several hundreds" of  people who had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Ralph Smith, one of his most distinguished and bitterest opponents describe his oratory as " a most magnificent speech.'*  As at his previous meetings' the Premier was subject to heckling at the start but as he unfolded striking  facts1 on the deeds and policies of the Government he quickly wore down his opposition and compelled the  close attention of his audience. The organizers of the .meeting were evidently generous to the Liberals,  Mr..Ralph Smith and Mr. Walters being on the platform. Time did not permit Mr. Walters to have the  opportunity of addressing of addressing the audience but Mr. Ralph Smith was given a good hearing. He  -praised Mr. Bowser's magnificent speech and said he would leave until a meeting on Saturday his full  attack on the Government. " I believe there were irregularities committed by Mr. Scott in Vancouver  bye-election,'' said Mr. Smith. He did not think that Mr. Macdonald had the slightest knowledge of what  was going on, but that Liberals had done all possible to have the stain removed from the Liberal party. If  he, Mr. Smith, were Attorney-Generarhe would remove any obstacles to Scott's return to B.C., Mr.  Bowser having declared that if he crossed the border he could be arrested for infraction of the elections act,  for perjury and for bigamy. Plugging' took up much of the time of the speakers and the Premier.in his  speech said that'Scott evidently felt freer beneath the Stars and Stripes than under the Union Jack of B.  C., intimating that he could return at any time if innocent of the charges against, him in B. C.  Kv_iy^c  Philip McLean, President of the Merritt, Middlesboro and district Conservative Association Association, introduced  , \ the first speaker,' Mr. Lucas,' and invi-  : ''" ted Mr. Ralph,Smith, a veteran Liberal  '     leader, and Mr. Joseph Walters, to;the  i4  platform.   ,'Mr.   Alex!, Lucas _review-  7 ��d his-work as father of the Agricultural  7., Credits"Act7 Its value ,was pronounced  ^v��6J��i��d<that^:e.*ad accept'ed-'an invita1-  A - tion </> apeak* at California, < toT explain  ���' * trie.B.iC.^Act^and only a few days ago  ���vwas invited togo as far^as^ Texas" on a  -   7 similar mission.. It'was based on Acts  in force successfully in. New Zealand  ,   and Australia' and there it had caused  almost a revolution for progress in the  Australian Commonwealth, be replied  to statement that Agricultural Credits  Act was stolen from principles in Lib"  eral platform. He found however that  the'Liberals mentioned sam�� two years  later than he hadthe big reform'under  wayljf.The 'Agricultural'Credits question was among his pledges, he said, six  years'ago'Fa'nd tifif pledge had.been fill*-1  filled.7^ -j   v-.? .7-  <��� ,Xf-     4~  "' Referring to Mr.r- Walters' criticism  that the Credits Act should be a'dminis-  tered by'an'independent commission the  speaker .would inform the Liberal- candidate that oh page two of'the' Act he  would find provisions for the Act being  administered by responsible men independent of the legislature, who would  be as impartial as judgea. Any semblance of political influence being used  was carefully guarded against.  <?As to the/protection and advancement of thecdal mining industry; MK*  Lucas Veferred.to^Mr.1 Macdonald'a ad-  misBJ(on^titrecent-tneeting'in:Merritt  that'tlie imposition'of duties on' crude  petroleum as a protective tariff lay absolutely ,with-the* Federal Government,"  instead of with the Provincial, Government asrMr. Walters tried to lead them  1 _ " ���   '    (Continued or. page 4)  I Merritt Mercantile Company I  ���*��� 7���-l��� -7-= ���^_^ x  4fRfc r- I r. 1  T  t  f  t  ?  T  T  ���I*  Sportsmen!  Open Season: ��-,  Deer, Duck arid Geese,. September 1st,  Grouse, September 15th.,  Be  prepared  for  a good season's sport by  ensuring yourself that your Ammunition is new  " ' and reliable  JWE_HAVE JJUST_RECEIVED-  i^    i-      'r  , a complete line or   ~  %  SHOT   GUN   SHELLS  in the famous  SOVEREIGN,   REGAL,   CANUCK,  Dominion Brands  The quality,of which has been brought up in  ���2> - recent years to a standard competitive  with  V        ii ^     *n* 'mPorte(^ ma^e  ���!��� New Shell Stock     '  By placing our orders a year ago we have  protected you on the enormous advances in f J  prices, and our new stock will  School Days  Be prepared at the opening of school  with a complete outfit in order that you  can at once take up the work in a proper  spirit for a successful season in your class.  We are  showing  a  complete   line   of  School Bogs  Scribblers  Drawing Books  Rulers  T  t  Ink      -      Pencils  Compasses  Erasers   -   Penholders  Writing Pads  | Ladies'  %      Silk Sweater Coats  *     We have just received a further ship-  ���> ment of silk sweater coats from the factory  A^.,Tehy  comprise    the  latest  creations  in  I* stripes, and cannot fail to please in quality  tf For a few days       each      10.00  ���*  k  X     ammunition pnees, and our new  %. ensure for you iresh loaded shells1 with which 8 Prepare dainty dishes for hot  ,&    you Will enjoy your Season's Shooting trip.      XX daVS With a minimum of COOking  {   Prepare Early for tne Season If' 1 OVer a hot stove'  f--        -    ,   ^Opening,     \<   ".       rff f'  i  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y-  Y  Y  We have now 'received a shipment -of  Glass Milk Bottles  with    Paper    Caps,    the   most  sanitary  method of selling milk.  ��;..r.  vv  vv  finest Ontario  Pork & Beans, Heintz  Boiled Ham, neatly sliced  Spaghetti, in tins  Sardines,   %  Tomato Cstsup  Quick Tapioca  Custard Powder  Chocolate Puddinsr  pkte.  .25  lb.    ,  .30  tin .15 and  .25  lb.  .45  each  .15  per tin  .15  botlte  .35  2 pkts.   ,  .25  2 pkg.  .25  2 pkgs.  .25  Buy a STUDEBAKEIl WAGON at our Special Price  T  T  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  4  ���  f  ?  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  Y  Y  Y  J. H, McVety, chairman of the  Vancouver Trades and Labor  Council and leading labor representative of Vancouver, explained  to a meeting of some fifty residents the provisions of the new  Workmen's Compen sationAct.at  the bunshine Theatre on Sunday  afternoon. The meeting was arranged for Saturday evening, but  owing to the late arrival of the  Coast train Mr. McVety was unable to get here in time to address  the meeting that night.  In lucid, simple and direct  terms, the labor leader referred  to the principles an J provisions  "of the Act which it is claimed is  "' the most advanced Compensation Act in America with sixteen  additional advantages over the  Ontario Act said previously to be  th' finest of its kind.'  He told how following an exhaustive investigation and report  of a Royal Commission the bill  was introduced into the legislature in 1915 by the Attorney-  Ceneral.  Briefly, the new Act, McVety  stated, cuts' away a lot of red  tape. < For the first time in the  history of compensation legislation it covers workers engaged  iri rescue work.in the coal mining  industry. The Act pays after a  period of threejdays disablement  iBBtead-pf one,or.,two -wjeaks.las  in the'majority of'Acts^ "Injured  workmen are to receive unlimited  medical aid. >��� Practically every  line,of work is covered. ��� An important provision is that the Act  shall be administered by three  commissioners, and from the  decision of the Commissioners  there is no appeal, the courts and  lawyers thus being entirely eliminated. There is a premium  payment for widows of $20 per  month for life, further payments  to children under -sixteen; while  there is payment to disabled  workmen for life instead of a  maximum of three years wages  of $1500.  Mr. Sam Nichol proved a capable chairman. The audience  appeared to be deeply interested  in Mr. MeVety's remarks. Only  two questions were asked.  October 13th Fixed by City  Council to Hold Tax Sale���  r  for Taxes Due to Dec. 1914  The City of Merritt will hold a tax sale on Friday, October 13th, at  the City Hall at 10 a.m.  On this date Collector H. Priest will offer for sale pioperty against  which are delinquent taxes for the years up to December 31st, 1914.  Friday, September 22, is the last date on which the Collector will  be legally able to accept tax arrears without adding tax sale costs.  The complete list of properties to be offered for sale by the Collector in legal enforcement of the peyment of delinquent taxes will he  published locally and in the B. C. Gazette between the dates, Sept.  29th and October 6th. '  So as to give all owners of property a final opportunity of paying  their arrears without having tax sale costs added it was decided by  the City Council to give wide publicity to the tax sale arrangements  by displayed advertising in both local newspapers.  The above decisions represent the  most important items of business transacted at the City Council meeting on  Monday evening when Mayor Archie  Jackson presided.  Present at the meeting were Aldermen A. McGoran, G. F. Ransom, R.  Jackson, W. Cranna, H. Greig, City  Solicitor M. L. Grimmett and City Clerk  H. Priest.  After the Collector had formerly read  a legal declaration of his intention to  enforce the collection of tax arrears,  the Council, after due consideration,  unanimously passed resolutions governing the procedure. During the discussion it was reported that under a new  amendment to the Municipal Act the  Council this year could not include 19J5  arrears for collection by the-proposed  tax sale.', s  ^Poundkeeper. Blankinship^ submitted  aletter resigning his position as City-  poundkeeper, and on the motion of.  Aldermen Ransom- and McGoran the  resignation was accepted.  The council confirmed th'e action of  the Water and Light Committee in letting to P.  McLean the contract for  building a new roof at the eity powerhouse, at a price of $325. The only  other tender was $49o.  Alderman Ransom having brought to  the-attention of his colleagues that  there was considerable waste of city  water at certain property on Quilchena  Avenue, a dis:ussion ensued, resulting  in a resolution by Alderman Ransom  and Cranna that the Clerk be instructed  to ascertain the price of pipes for disconnecting water at individual properties with a view to having these installed instead of box pipes, now used.  Respecting the reduction in the salary  of the magistrate -from ?40 to $30-tbe  Clerk reported that it had been ascer- ^  tained that the salary was fixed ,by ''  order of the Lieut -Governor and could  not be reduced except by him.    It was ; ',  decided to rescind the previous motion    -  and.that the old salary.be con^inued.^T^  Sidewalk  repairs "sugges'ted by Aid.  R. Jackson, Mayor Jackson and others, * '  on Quilchena avenue and near the Cold-  .-"  water, bridge , were   rererr, d " to> the "'  Poard of Works, who .were given pcSwer    '  to act. - , , ir ���   ���  -y^i  City Welcomes  Return of Lieut.-  . Colonel Matthews  Brookmere Hotel Publicly  'Opened Last Friday  The new Brookmere Hotel, erected  by the Betterton-Fraser interests at the  K.V.R. junction, twenty-eight miles  from_Merritt,_was formally, opened on  Friday evenng laBt with a most enjoyable supper and dance. Mr. and Mrs.  C. R. Betterton and family made all the  guests very welcome and a splendid  time was enjoyed by all.  Mr. W. Pearce was floor manager at  the dance, Mr. R. Morrison and others  contributing the music. In the company  were several friends from Meriitt who  returned next morning enthusiastic over  the happy time provided by Mr. and  Mrs. Betterton.  Under the auspices of the  Pythian Sisters, a treat to soldiers wives and children was  held on Wednesday afternoon at  Voght Park. The guests met at  the K. P. Hall and on arrival at  the Park childrens pports were  enjoyed and refreshments served  Telegraph Supt. Stevens today  aopointed Miss Hyland and Miss  Edna Stephenson as operators in  the Merritt telegraffh office,tsk-  i ng the pieces of the Misses D.  and I. McGoran, resigned.  A Liberal Leader Ralph Smith,  accompanied by J. Walters, Liberal candidate addressed a meet  inp; of miners at Middle?boro or  Wednesday night, Mr,. Crawford  in the chair.  The home of Alderman Ewart  was brightened yesterday by thc  arrival of a son.  ',\  ' ? '"���  i'i  Svmpathv is extended  to Mr.  , and Mrs J. L. Dunlop whose in-  J f ant chi Id passed away yesterday. Jdialitv 8nd enthusiasm,  The local dejtet was packed on Saturday evening when a large crowd of cit  izens gathered to welcome Lieut.-Col.  Harold H. Matthews, D.S.O, on his return from the front on leave. . -;  The Nicola Officer had proved his  sterling qualities on the battlefields and  his value to the army had received fitting recognition.  Leaving Merritt with the first local  contingent of the B.C. Horse just after  war broke out, then holding the rank of  Major, "Harold," as he is popularly  known, made rapid strides to higher  commands for his fine work in the  memorable battles around-Ypreswhen  the Canadians earned lasting fame.  For his brilliant work, pluck, utter  disregard of personal danger and capable and inspiring leadership of his men  In a critical situation he was awarded  the D.S.O., receiving the high distinction direct from the hands of His Majesty King George at Buckingham Palace  on July 12th last year. He now commands the 8th Battalion, Winnipeg  Rifles, but after being wounded twice  is now enjoying a well earned rest on  leave in his home Valley.  On the arrival of the belated train,  tne Lieut.-Colonel who had been spending a few days with his sister, Mrs.  Hardy, at Metchosin, Vancouver Island,  was greeted with one huge, deafening  round of cheers. In his honor, Private  Malcolm Macauley, who fought alongside of the officer's battalion in France,  and several other soldiers who were in  the city, were lined up, the officer addressing a few kindly words and enquiries to each. A bouquet of pretty  flowers, daintily arranged, was informally presented to the Lieut.-Colonel by  Little Clara Osmond, daughter of Pte.  George Osmond, an old warrior and  friend now with the overseas forces,  and after receiving the cordiAl hand  shakes of Mayor Jackson, public officials and innumerable personal friends  he emerged once again successfully  through an engagement, this time on  civilian soil.  At Nicola, where his ranch home is  situated, and throughout the district  the officer was received with equal cor  Rev. Geo. Kinney  Enlists in Army  '     Medical Corps  After trying many times since war  broke out to enlist for overseas service  and making special journeys on several  occasions to the Coast recruiting depots,  the Rev. George B Kinney, B A., Methodist Minister of the Nicola, Valley Circuit, was accepted last week end and  within the next couple of weeks he will  relinquish his charge here to join the  ranks of the Army Medical Corps.  The reverend gentleman some months  ago suffered the bereavement of the  loss of a brother killed in action at the  front, while serving with an Eastern  battalion.  _ The Revr-Kinney's step "marks the-  second enlistment by a local minister in  two months, the Rev. J. Hyde, Presbyterian Minister of St. Andrew's chnrch,  having joined the Army Medical Corps  at the end of June.  ,-ff  The Rev. George Kinney has been in  charge of Methodist church work here  since June last year. He has served  some sixteen years in the Methodist  ministry in B.C , being largely engaged  in missionary work in scattered agricultural and mining sections ef the Province. His spheres of labor included  Phoenix, Field, Golden and Vancouver.  For several years he enjoyed unique  experiences as a mountaineer, explorer  and lecturer. In his travels he has  reached the most difficult regions of the  Canadian Rockies. His most notable  feat was his disdovery of MotfhtRobson  which gained for him fame among geo-'  graphical societies of the world. '  At the time of writing itisnotknown  locally who will succeed the Rev7Kin*  ney in the Methodist work here,  y,iM_W_MMyxy>Xyy  Wy   7^ i  ��.'   i.    i  -j-r  1 Friday, Aug.' .25, i9jL6  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  <  THE  NICOLA  VSLLPY NEWS  '       __ ' Published Ev^ky Friday  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - EJi tor : Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable ln advance,  ?2.00  per year in Canada'.    Great  Britain. United Sto*es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Address :   The Nicola Valley News. P,- 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt. B.  C..~  PREMIER BOWSER IS A MAN OF HIS WORD4-  When on December 15th, the leadership of the government of  British Columbia passed from the hands'of Sir Richard McBride into  those of the Hon. W. J. Bowser, Attorney General, the new Premier  issued a manifesto to the electors. In that manifesto he outlined his  conception of the responsibility which had been placed upon his shoulders, and announced the policy which he intended to pursue in fulfilling  that obligation. That policy he has in one legislative session completely  carried out.  The Workers of British Columbia have been given the most advanced Compensation Act in America. Industrial accidents will no  longer keep a portion of the population in poverty and anxiety  while costly litigation runs its uncertain course.  A million dollars has been placed at the disposal of the tillers of  the soil, who for the want of capital have been unable to obtain the  maximum production from their land. For the first time in the  history of the province a separate portfolio of agriculture has been  created with a minister, whose sole responsibility is the development and protection of the agricultural industry.  Production of wealth from the ground has been given a stimulus  by the appropriation of $200,000 for the sole purpose of building  and impi Dving roads and trails to convey British Columbia's mining output to market. Prospecting for new treasures has been  encouraged by the granting of. further privileges and rights to the  hardy adventurers who follow that occupation.  The McBride railway policy, which brought development and  prosperity to the province until the strings of the money bags were  drawn tight a couple of years ago in anticipation of the inevitable  European war, has been taken in hand once more. The Pacific  Great Eastern has been set to work under strict government superintendence at the finishing of its all-important line. Pressure has  also been brought to bear on the Canadian Northern, with the result  that steel has already been laid over a good portion of the Island  line, and ferries and wharves are in course of construction for the  Georgian car-ferry service. Work has also been resumed on the  construction of the branch line from Kamloops to Vernon aid  Kelowna.  An outlet for British Columbia's enormous timber production is  being provided by the building of ten cargo-bearing ships, whose  construction under a system of government aid has proved a boon  to the sea-ports. Applications for aid for more of these ships are  in hand. The advertising campaign of the merits of British Columbia lumber has been extended in several new fields.  Twelve separate acts have been passed to preserve all the interests of the absent soldiers, and to provide opportunity for their once  more entering upon valuable productive occupations at'the end of  the war.  'Provision, for the care of.the maimed ones is also given  N under a commission appointed to deal with the question.  1  These determined efforts to improve conditions in the province  have met with recognition oh the money markets.   Since Mr.  Bowser assumed office, British Columbia'has floated'two loans at a  lower rate of interest than the same market, the United States,  granted to the combined governments of Great Britain and France  a few months before.  The provision of public markets is being inquired into by the new  minister of agriculture, and the colonization policy ispartlyloutlined  inthe Homestead Act'of the recent session. This act provides for  ruuch elaboration of its provisions by administrative means.  Premier Bowser promised a business administration. His prompt  fulfilment of his pledges is one indication that he has already given  it in the few months he has been in power. The invitation to his  council board of men of the type of his new ministers demonstrates  that a sound business policy will continueto befollowed.  Public Schools  Re-open Next  Monday at  9  After being closed since June  30th for the summer vecation,  "the city sehools will re-open for  the fall term on Monday morning  next.  There will be two changes in  the teaching staff.     ^~  Miss Elizabeth M. Brett, of  Armstrong, and formerly of  North Bend, will succeed Miss  Violet Lawson in division three,  while Miss Helen P. Fraser, of  Hedley, formerly of Okanagan  Landing school, will succeed Mrs.  Freeman^ in the intermediate  grade.  Regarding the latter appointment it should be stated that  Miss K. B. Currie of Gibson's  Landing, was originally selected  by the school trustees to succeed  Mrs. Freeman, but owing to illness (Miss Currie advised the  Board) she was unable to tak<s  up the position she had accepted.  Prohibition  Organizer Visit  The Valley  Local Young Lady  Graduates at St.  ,     Paul's  Hospital  Miss Katherine McKeating,  daughter of Pte. Thomas McKeating, of the Pioneers, and  Mrs. McKeating, of Merritt, was  one of thirteen successful candidates who were presented with  diplomas as graduated nurses at  St. Pauls Hospital, Vancouver,  when graduating exercises were  held at an interesting function  attended by the hospital staff  and their friends. "  Miss McKeating is well known  and popular in the city and her  success after three years dilli-  gent training will give -pleasure  to her many friends here.  Mr. and Mrs. Cumberland returned to the city this"week aftei.  spending a vacation at the Coast.  While at the exhibition Mr. Cum-,  berland bought the third prize  winner in. the milk cow class-at  the Vancouver Exhibition.  The Rev. D. E.  Hatt,  an organizer on behalf of'the People's  Prohibition   Movement  was~ in  the city arid district last week  end conferring with local Prohibitionists with a view to furthering the   movement, in   the  district  along  organized lines.  On Sunday   morning,   at   the  Methodist  Church,  he  gave  a  forceful temperance address on  "Bar  Rooms and boys in the  Nicola Valley," in the afternoon  at Lower  Nicola  he  spoke  at  length on   "The Liquor Traffic  and the Ten Commandments."  Following the evening service,  the  speaker  addressed   a  full  church on prohibition matters,  taking as his keynote'"the Sure  Sign of Victory," in. which he  criticized the liquor men's opposition   to  Prohibition   proposals,  their press advertising, and the  points raised  by them in   con-  demnih'g  the N Prohibition   Act.  He dwelt at length on-the morale _of  the  Prohibitionists and  the vitaKimportance of the cause  they    supported.    Mr.     David  Dodding,    vice-president,    was  chairman of the afternoon- and  evening meetings, at the latter  in place of Mr.  B.   G.  Stewart,  of Nicola, who was in Armstrong  on business.   As a result of. the  meetings, the $100 pledged to be  raised in the Nicola Valley has  now been obtained.  ���e Coldwater Hotel,  "It's Jll Comfort."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the .'rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  "���" Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you,want to find a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class ho'el  of Merritt.  Hot and Cold   Water. Tiooms   wtjfi Baths. Floe Icrge Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  r  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Life & Accident  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  B.C.  Life  Globe Indemnity of,  Canada  Liberal Leader Brewster, is the only man contesting two seats at  the coming election���Victoria and Alberni. At Alberni Mr.  Brewster is opposing the return of a soldier candidate who happens  to be at the front.  SAVE  YOUR  MONEY  FOR THE  Dominion War Loan  TO BE ISSUED IN SEPTEMBER.  I  By purchasing a bond you will help  to WIN THE WAR and obtain for  yourself an investment of the highest  class yielding a most attractive rate  of interest.  Mrs. Hyde, wife of the Rev. J.  Hyde, who has joined the overseas forces and is now in camp  at Vernon, returned to town - the  beginning of, this week, after  spending a. vacation with her relatives at Cloverdale. She intends  to reside ,here during her husband's absence at the front.  The Rev. Norman J. Thompson  vicar of St. Michael's' Church  left on Monday's train for North  Vancouver, where he will join  his wife,-who has been spending  a vacation with her mother since  the begining of the month. They  will return together about th��  first of the month. In the absence of the vicar, the Rev., A.  H. Plummer will hold morning  service_.at_St���Michael's -next  Sunday at 11, this being the only  service on that date. On Sunday  week the services will be as  usual, at 8 a.m., 11a.m. and  7.30 p, m., when the vicar will  be in charge.  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE  OTTAWA. .  Wedding Bells  The marriage took place quietly at the Methodist Parsonage,  Merritt B.C., on Monday morning last of Miss Grace Olson,  of  Merritt, and formerly of Lillooet  B. VC,  and  Joseph Upston,  of  Pike Mountain and   Tulameen.  The Rev. George Kinney officiated, the witnesses^ being Miss K.  Brown and Mr. E. B. Mayon.  ', After the ceremony the happy  couple received the congratulat-  icns of their friends at the home  of Mr. and Mis.   Gulliford  on  Nicola Avenue, later proceeding  to Otter Valley. The bridegroom  is well known in Merritt and the  Tulameen, having a pre-emption  in the latter section.    He is .an  old soldier, having seen service  in Egypt and South Africa a&  well   as   other   parts   of  the!  Empiie.  Popular Secretary  of Patriotic Guild  Resigns Position  Mrs. Andrew Kay resigned tht  office of secretary of the Patriotic  puild at the regular session'held  on Monday afternoon. Mrs. W.-  Neilson was unanimously choseii  as her successor and'will hold the  dual offices of secretary and treasurer. ..Keen regret is expressed  by members, and others at tht  resignation of Mrs. .Kay,-who  will shortly leave to'take up residence at Corbin. She has held  office since the; inauguration 'oi  the Guild, being one of the most  ardent and popular workers.  Mrs. Kay, it might be statf d  with advantage, reslized the value  of(publicity in the'local press in  advancing the good works of the  Guild, and week in and week out  methodically kept the newspapers  posted on all matters appertaining to the work of the Guild.  The next meeting of the" Guild  is fixed for Tuesday afternoon,  September 5th.  Ed. Staton met with a' rather  serious accident on . Monday,  whilst following his employment  at the Coal Hill mines, through  being jammed_by_a-runaway- car.  He sustained nasty wounds on  the head and had several teeth  knocked out. We are glad to  state that he is progressing satisfactorily.  Only Prime Goods  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACOH AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PORK SAU8A6E ���  Creamery Butter, Rarch Eg cs. Lettuce, Celery, etc/  ���  'Prices Lowest      ,   '     - *   Quality Highest'  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  i  - 4  i      -.*  ^VU^��v    ���* >- .  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small *'.:",  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  ::1  ��� *.i  -i  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Store and Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LECKIE SHOES  Mr. P. E. Stokes, expects to  leave shortly for China as foreman of a railroad .construction  crew which will build some fifteen  hundred miles of railway.  S AL E  OF  Flowering & Foliage  Plants  The Rev. George Kinney, who is  leaving the neighborhood,  will  sell his fine collection of Flowering and Foliage and Window Box  Plants'at'the   /  Methodist Parsonage,  Wednesday, August 30,1916  Sale to commence at 2.30.  " r~~ '|W'0'other"shoe-made_is"8upefior~to'tBe genuine-  * ' LECKIE. Pay no attention to the statement "as Rood as a LECKIE,".because the  superiority of LECKIE BOOTS AND SHOES  The  aualitu  bom   IN   have long since .been firm|y established and  i ��e   quatuy   goes   U\    haye 8tood:the  teat of the  yery haldegt fi��#  before the name goes,  possible.  on���that's a LECKIE       The farmer> the miner, the boys in,khaki in'        the trenches have found sLEgKIE' 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 tha  farmer or. miner. . There is a LECFClfi for every  puipose���for every (use.    '  <.��'<  .oHl ft'  tfflCade in  British Columbia  AT   LEADING   DEALERS  /  for Wear, Style & Comfort j j  Glass Cabinet for Sale,  Suitable for China Closet.    Can be in  epscted.   No children will allowed in to  the sale  Pure White Vegetable Parchment  FOR BUTTER WRAPPERS  Does not Darken Butter.      Printed with Ink that will not mark  through.    Makes your Butter more'saleable ��  NICOLA VALLEY NEWS JOB OFFICE    , Three  THE NICOLA VALLET NEWS.  Friday; August 25, 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 1855  Assets       $61,000,000  A.N. B., Rogers, Manager  (Merritt Branch)   ���  ,  M. L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC.   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT  NICOLA  \   J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU  LATIONS.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  V'  EWART,  C. R.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of) every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited:  . LANGSTAFF,'  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53.  A. F..& A. M.  F. Rankine  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. thiitLTues-  day in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordial ally invited to at-  s tend. *,  A. K. Carrington  Secretary  1.0. L, 1701  Merritt Lodge  ..Regular meetings  .-Hall on the first and  in the Oddfellows'  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 like the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it overhand then call) and  tee sample* at the City Studio.  t  Chas. Jr. Hooper  Opp. Schools  Merritt  Coal mining rights of the Dominion  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alber  ta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,660 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land musf  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  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 If the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royal  ty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of tbe mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating tbe'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  Bhould be ^furnished at least once ��  year? -"," ' r    ._.  The,lease w!U,'include the coal mining rights' only, rescinded by Chap. 27  of 4-5 George V.assented to 12th June,  1914. -'���',.     ' . *   ^      ',  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 Donua  ion Lands. "  '.      W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be pay  for.-83575.  Prohibition  Orator Bishop   du  Vernet  Makes Many False  Statements  Winnipeg Labor Leader .Em-  . phatically Denies Statements Made by W.  ���B. Bayley  and the B. C. Prohibition Act  The Douglas Lake Cattle Conipany  ' , Limited  Are the Owners of the following des-  scribed Stock :  Cattle branded ||| left or right hip,  vented when sold bar under brand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, ventel  - when sold bar over brand. .  Horses branded 111 left or right shoulder .     ,    4  Horses branded perpendicular bar over  V left or right shoulder.  Vent for horses when sold is bar over  brand. There is a Reward of $150.00  offered for informatidn~that~"will 'lead  to conviction of anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  F. F. Ward, Manager  For Rent  Hall ,over  the   "Nicola  Valley News " Office  Suitable for. Lodge Meetings  LOW RENT  Apply A. N. B. ROGERS  For Sale  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Gelding good roadster.    Weight .  Apply Box M, " New* " Office] lesson-next Sunday.  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  A* the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac  chine in good order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone call to 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones,  See the new models at my store,Granite  Avenue.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  A high class hotel wilh reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minutes from C,  P.R. Whoif.   50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  which meets at .the Methodist  Church every<Sunday afternoon  invites your presence,' Scriptural  Real Meaning of   Prohibition  Act to. Organized Labor  Many false statements were  made by Air. W. D. Bayley, a so-  called Labor Leader of Winnipeg;  during his recent tour of the  Province in behalf of the People's  Prohibition Party. A denial was  not entered to these statements  at the time because it was  thought desirable to nail these  falsehoods in such a convincing  manner, as to show the working-  men of British Columbia in s  conclusive manner that the campaign oratory and literature of  Mr. Bayley was not trustworthy.  This evidence is now at hand,  and should be read by every  workingman ofBritish Columbia.  It outlines in a convincing man*  ner the lengths of which Prohibition orators and writers have  gone in an effort to swing the  workingmen's vote of British  Columbia in favor of the Prohibition. Act.  The campaign of falsehood and  misleading statements which has  been carried on among the workingmen of British Columbia by  the Prohibitionists can only be  excused by the fact that they  realize that the condemnation of  the B. C. Prohibition Act by  such strong labor organization  as the Trades and f abor Councils  of Vancouver, Victoria, New  Westminster and Prince Rupert  outlines a position which it is  difficult to attack by fair methods)  One of. Mr. Bayley's state-  ments, made from the platform  while on the Coast, and now  framed in literature which is  being circulated by Prohibionists,  is to the effect that he personally  offered to help the, agent" of ,the  Bartender's Union, in .Winnipeg  to find employment' after Manitoba went dry.' He was' told* that  the bartenders were all fixed,and  that the agent of the Union had  gone back to his job with the  Bartenders' Union., The bartenders were ,the only trade that  were really affected by the Prohibition Act, and all of them had  gone to work at other trades.  .- A copy of this statement and  the Prohibition carn'paign literature was sent to Mr. F. W. McGill, Business Agent for the Bartenders' Union at Winnipeg. Immediately upon this receipt Mr.  McGill sent a reply which brands  the statement as absolutely false.  In direct denial of Mr. Bayley's  statement his letter read as follows :  "I am only too pleased to ge.t  ' at one of them fakers who are  all the time trying to exploit the  labor man when they think  they can 'get away with it.  ��� The statement of Mr. Bayley  that he offered to assist me in  getting a job is untrue, as is  his statement that I am working' for the Barber's Union.  I have not worked since I lost   my_position as Business Agent-  ofHhe Bartenders' Union June  1st. In regard to the bartenders of Winnipeg all getting jobs  there are fourteen working  that ware working when the  Manitoba TemperanceAct came  into effect June 1st, the balance  of two hundred and eighty two  being placed out of employment."  With reference to the attitude  of Manitoba Prohibitionists toward men employed in the liquor  trade, Mr. Gill says that during  the Prohibition campaign the  Social Service Council laid great  stress on the handsome manner  in which they-would provide employment for this class of labor,  should the workingmen support  the Prohibition Act. After the  Prohibition Act passed, however,  the members of the Council evidently forgot all about their  promises, for they have done absolutely nothing to assist these  men in securing work. The situation with reference to these  men Mr. McGill describes as deplorable. Over five hundred  clerks were thrown out of work  when the Manitoba liquor stores  were closed, and with all these  men looking for employment the  position of the bartender was  such as placed him at a decided  disadvantage.  With reference to Mr.Bavley's  statement that he was a Labor  candidate for the Manitoba L>g-  When such a powerful and  weli organized body as the liquor  trade spends vast sums of money  in advertising in order to retain  a most profitable monopoly there  must be something alarming to  tbem about the Prohibition Act  which will be submitted to the  people of this province on September 14. No more convincing  proof of the efficacy of this a��t  could be given than this.  The great posters proclaiming  thut there is nothing in this act  which wiil deprive the individual  of his right to purchase liquor is  an argument in its favor with  men of moderation.  The licensed bar, with its treating system and the sale of liquor  stimulated by the greed of gain  on the part of tht huge monopoly  has had a fair trial and has been  found wanting.    Everywhere I  go in this province I hear the  same remark;   "The liquor men  have brought this on themselves"  The people of this province are  thoroughly   convinced    that   a  change is necessary.    Whatever  defects there may be in the Pro  hibition Act it will at least open  the way. for a better order of  things.   Never again should we  allow the private gain of the few  to control the liquor trade of the  country and dominate provincial  politics.   The right to drink  a  glass of beer is not the main  issue in the coming contest.    We  refuse to be shut up to the alter,  native���absolute  Prohibition or  the present system.   Every vote  cast for the Prohibition Act on  Sept. 14, is a blow against the  tyranny of a devastating monopoly which we.have endured too  long.' ��� We have -nothing to say  against the men in the trade. We  condemn the system.    It may  have served its purpose as a step  to b'etter'things, but it must be  changed before we are enslaved.  This is a fight for freedom,  ' . ' Advt.  ^������M"W--i">'S";'v*-K-��-:-  ww***��*********��  A...  FOR UP-TO-DATE  Haft?* $C  ALL MILL!  iUDED  i  >��*4��*..*..*��**.��2.*2l.|��  Cement Sidewalks,  Mentioned at  Council Meeting  Mayor Jackson at the City  Council meeting on Monday evening intimated that the time  might shortly arrive to decide  whether the Council in conjunction with���the property owners and  business men'on Quilchena Avenue���the main business street of  the city���should not consider the  laying of cement sidewalks in  the business part of this thoro-  fare. He reminded his colleagues that several business  men at different times had offered to assist in bearing the extra  expense~that~ceme~nt~would~ en-  tail over the renewal of the pre.  sent planked sidewalks which  are badly worn and in need of  attention,  The suggestion did not advance  beyond the discussion stage but  will doubtless lead to further  consideration by the business  men and the aldermen, as to  when the desired improvement  can be putintp '"concrete" form.  ^Special Show at the Rex Tonight.   "jLhe Pitfall."  tslature, Mr. McGill says that he  was the only person that recognized himself as a Labor candidate. There were three Trade  Unionists on his committee, but  when he placed Prohibition in his  platform they told him they could  not serve. As a result he slipped  the Prohibition plank off his platform, and never mentioned the  subject during his campaign.  Mr. McGill's letter contains  other criticisms of Mr. Bayley's  statements as made 9a the Coast  these being of the same character  as the above denial. In view oi  the above direct statement ii  would be well for the working  men ofBritish Columbia to weigh  Mr. Bayley's campaign oratory  and literature in behalf of the B.  C. Prohibition Act at its true  value.     ' Advt,  Corporation of the City of Merritt.  NOTICE  ���������*r'���-!.��� ^ii u:  Attention of the Ratepayers of the City of Merritt is called to a  provision contained in the 1916 Amendments to the Municipal  Act.^and a resolution of the Council passed thereunder instructing the Collector to take payments on account of taxes due.  Any Ratepayer Unable to  Pay Taxes in Full may now  make a Payment on Account.  Partial payment of any years taxes that are delinquent will not  however free any piece of poverty from the liability of Sale for'  / Taxes  Dated this 10th day of August, 1916.  ,.      ..       '        HARRY PRIEST, Collector.  "    Corporation of the City of Merritt  ��� ���-��� , y  PUBLIC   NOTICE  Is hereby given that the Council have decided fo hold  A  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 lost day for Accepting Delinquent Taxes without Adding Costs.  Dated this 24th day of August, 1916.  HARRY PRIEST,jCoUector_  k ml  '( > .  Kettle Valley Railway Schedule  OPENING OF NEW LINE VIA HOPE  SCHEDULE  OPERATIVE JULY 31st, 1916 -.  7.40  21.40  21.50  1.30  2.01  3.04  / NELSON  1 PENTICTON  Princeton  Coalmont  a 21.10  /  7.30  a  7.20  3.25  2.51  1.32  /  8.30'  8 45  3.09  3-21  �� Brooitmere  a BRODIE  a  I  1 27  1.15  19.45  19.28  8.45  10.00  / BRODIE  a MERRITT  a  I  19.28  18.00  1  10.46  11.00  / NICOLA    -  a MERRITT  a  I  ���  10.30  10.10  -  11.10 -  11.45  13.30  / MERRITT            a  Canford  aSPENCES BRIDGE/  17.55  17.20  15.45  X  /���leave,   a-  *      3.21  4.20  6.30  6.50  10.40  -arrive.  /BRODIE a  1,15  Coquahalla 24.36  ?H0PE        iaio  a VANCOUVER      /18.00  Trains Nelson, Brodie and Vancouver run daily  Trains Brookmere, Brodie. Menitt, Spences Bridge, daily except  Sundays.  -���'!,w'<{S  , .  -i 4lX* ���',    ���' \' *]       '. '      I   ' T  Four  THE NICOEA TALLEY NEWS.  Friday, August 25.-1916  ���i  li'  *-'  |,i"7"  |i"  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Zf/ie House of ZMXeril in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked of Hotels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. A. Hoggan, Prop  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  VICTOR HUGO  AND  MAJOR HUGO  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pump  "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Darn: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  mio.  2nd Dam: Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  222 *  Commencing'May 3, "VICTOR  H^GO" will stand  Every Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,  MERRITT,  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and  During the rest of the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  _ S  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  "MAJOR  Will Stand daily  HUGO"  at  the  Ranch  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For further information apply to  D.  DODDING, (Owner)  Lower Nicola - B. C.  Come and See  My selection of  New Fall and Winter  Suitings   \  just arrived. In spite of difficulties experienced in securing  Cloths from the English manufacturers, the S ami-ready Tailoring Conipany has been able to  maintain its reputation for widely  varied selection and unequalled  values.  Come while the selection is a  its best.  ..:  'Suits from $18 to $40 '  ' A herd of-fourteen milk cows  and a bull were driven into the  city pound on Monday by a local  farmer who found them doing  damage by roaming amongst liis  grain. They belong to Mr. John  Blackwell and got away during  the absence of Oscar Scnmidt  who has been leasing the Black-  well ranch, and who was out of  town at the time.  WHAT OFFERS.- For East  and West half Lot 1, Blk. 7. D.L.  181, Merritt. Sale or Exchange  for anything. Deed. W. J. Hol-  dom, Vancouver Heights P. 0.,  Vancouver, B. C.  Herbert Watson, of Foul Bay,  Victoria, formerly assistant city  clerk of Merritt, and at one time  lessee of the Sunshine Theatre,  has enlisted for overseas service.  M. L. Grimmett will give the  address at the Epworth League  on Monday evening next, oh the  legal aspects of the B. C. Prohibition Act.  Mrs. W. A. Heslop and family  returned home this week after  spending an enjoyable holiday in  Vancoever.  Miss Ina Ransom was a pas-  sanger on the K.V.R. outward  bound train on Wednesday evening,  Oscar. Schmidt, who leased the  Blackwell dairy ranch and' conducted a milk business in the  city for some considerable time,  is giving up the business to go  prospecting on some promising  claims ih which he is interested.  It is understood that Robert M.  Marr is negotiating for the lease  of the ranch.  Ladies I have just received a  few advanced styles in Fall  Millinery which I shall be pleased  to show you, The Rose Marche.  Alfred P. Morris, of Kamloops,  who is a provincial Government  weed inspector, arrived in" the  city on Wednesday night. He is  taking a husiness trip, throughout the Nicola Valley and surrounding districts.  Profoundly Favorable Impression Created by  Premier Bowser at the Rex Last Night  Mr. and Mrs. Docksteader, of  Midway, are guests of Mr: and  Mrs. M urdock Mclntyre - at the  Coldwater Hotel. Mr. Docksteader who is a brother of Mrs.  Mclntyre, is provincial constable  at Midway.    -  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,-MerrittrB.C^���  Merritt School District  School Opens Monday, Aug.  28th, 1916  Please take notice that Children who have not previously  attended any School will only be  admitted to the Primary Grade  during the first two weeks of the  term.  Dated this 23rd day of August  1916.  Harry Priest,  Secretary.  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  H. Winch, of the Rose Marche  returned home from Vancouver  at the beginning of the week,  after a successful business trip.  Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Morrissey  returned the first of the week  from Seattle and California and  received tht congratulations of  their many friends on rtheir recent  marriage. They will take up  residence at Voght Reserve.  Mrs. Mclntyre and daughter,  Mrs. Fuerist and Miss McKenzie  returned home this wef-k after  holidaying at Coast points.  Fire ranger Veale of Dot, was  a visitor to Coldwater Valley on  Wednesday.  Visit the Rose Marche for all  kinds of up-to-date Ladies and  Childrens wear.  Okanagan Valley Fruit Co. will  sell Peaches tomorrow for .75  per crate. See advt. on this page  Mrs.  friends  week.  Busk has been visiting  at Spences Bridge this  I   Pure Groceries  X  Nabob Tea, - x s v     *   .  Nabob Coffee.      "     ������    ,  Braids Best Tea     V  ''' ���,    1' lb tins'   _"..  Braids Best Tea " ' *' ~" { '3rlb. tins' "V",'  Blue Ribbon Tea ���  Coffee Beans   freshly ground as you like it  40  45  Palace Bakery   |  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc ��  Hot Pies every Saturday.   %  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor %  ^*^^^^*^*!**3**3* *{**��**��*'3**3**2'*3**3**��* *��**$**��* *2**$|*$**S**3*  Notice of Cancellation of  Reserve  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  the reserve existing on-lands-formerly  covered' by expired Timber Licences  Nos. 24104, 24107, 24112, 24116, 42749,  42750, 427.il 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..  , August 16th, 1916.  I have secured the local agency for the  , Cascade Laundry Co.  of Vancouver. All linen must be handed in by Monday Evening if delivery in  wanted Saturday evening of the same  week.   Price list on application.  ANDREW EWART, The City Tailor.  PEACHES PEACHES PEACHES  The Okanagan Valley Fruit Co.  will sell 50 crates of Peaches on Saturday,   August 26th, for  C. PER CRATE  75  Kindly note that we make no deliveries and buy in large quantities  thus we are able to give you prices that cannot be duplicated.  THE  STORE WHERE GASH COUNTS  Every Saturday from this on and during the Fruit Canning season  we will have exceptional bargains for you for Peaches.  Reindear Milk  -       ���     - h:. ,  St. Charles and Canada First   '   tall tins  Cooking Molassis       2 lb. tins v<  Special Raspberry'Jam   4 lb. tin,  Nabob Salmon  Sardines in Tomato Sauce'��� ~  Ingersol Cheese  Sun Maid Raisins  Not-a-Seed Raisins  I - Jelly Powders "Nabob" the purest 3 for  Mineral Waters   ass. kinds for family use per doz.  Fresh Butter  Pure Vinegar  Cream of Wheat  from a local ranch  Nabob brand  a light wholesome  breakfast food  per lb.  per lb.  .40  .35  .50  .25  .25  .65  .25  .15  .50  .35^  .15  .25  1.35  .40  .25  *  *  (Continued from Page One )  to believe at the same meeting. He  told how the Yale Central Conservative  Association first took definite steps in  the matter of urging a duty on oil. * A  strong impression evidently was made  by the reading of a letter from Mr. E.  Hamber, of the directorate of tha Middlesboro Collies to Mr. Lucas, in which  warm thanks were conveyed to Mr.  Lucas for his assistance to the company  at a critical period when there was a  i ossibility of the mine closing down. In  regard to quartz mining,'he said that  the Government by granting $1,500 to-  waras the cost of the new Aberdeen  Mine road had done all it promised to do  and the money was paid promptly after  the road was completed Jand approved.  " Messrs. Corwin and Johnson are prepared to substantiate this statement,"  he added. Touching on the Liberals  cry of blue ruin in B. C. he quoted an  official, blue-book Ho prove by figures,  which he challenged any expert actuary  to dispute, and published in a 1915 report, that on the basis Jof population  the majority of the industries of the  Province were in as healthy or healthier  condition than other similar industries  in other parts of the bominion.  Expressing his firm conviction that  the electors of Yale would roll up a  good round majority for him on Sept,  14, he concluded by jocularly referring  to Walters' credulity in taking benoualy  a remark by a member of the Conservative executive who said Mr. Walieis  was "too square and honest to go to  Victoria." He had nothing against his  opponent personally. The Liberals had  chosen a goat for sacrifice, one without blot or blemish.  Rising to a deafening outburst  at applause which put into insignificance the voices ot dissentients, the Hon. ��� Mr. Bowser said  he was glad to address them ,,as  leader ol the Conservative party  and to lay the policy ot the Conservatives belore Yale electors.  In a passing reference to his  tour ot the Province; he spoke of  the big muring acrivity in the  Kootenays.  Replviug to a heckler who asked why the C. N. weie using Alberta coal, he intimated he Had  been-intormed that once connecting tracks and switches were put  in to allow cars being-transferred  from the C.P>Rv.Whe C. N. the  company, >vouldo be-able to buy  'Merritt; coal."T-? As t6.the general,  ���policy-tof *-the'* Government -,he  per lb.  per lb.  3 tins for  2 tins for  i<   2 tins for  special price ea  per tin  per tin  3 cakes for  3 pkts for  per pkt.  per lb.  per bot.  Corn Fldkes  t    Soap ^  per pkt.  3 for  .23  .25  Royal .Crown _Brand 7_bars_for_.25  :-���*?��-.$-  Mens Shirts   all sizes      Reg.1.50 and 1.25 value at   ..75  Mens Socks .15,   .25,   .35,   .60  Mens ties choice new patterns ��� - -  wide ends   Special at ' - .35  Cotton Underwear   fine'and light      per su't   ..75,'1.00  Boys' School Boots,      strong   at per pr. 3.50, and 3.75  ���X**5*"I**^^^"^^*^X*^*^**^*^^*,^*^*^*^*5*"5-*5**5**'***5*"S**I**5* ���2**5��*$*^**3**5**I��,5**5*^-*"I"*��**5**$*^*^**5**$**5**5*-5**5**S*#5**5��*J*  THE  MliJRMITT  HESLOP'S MEAT MARKET  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON,  PORK  AND  FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  EXTR4   SPECIAL   SHIPMENT   OF1  Cherries, Plums, Tomatoes, Cucumbers  LOCAL  MUTTON  CRUSHED  BONE, makes excellent Chicken Feed, O'lbs. .25  "STORE   OP   QUALITY"  Our Motto  mentioned' how he rand his-ad  visers had iearlessly adopted a  policy to'help the country tomeei  the timesof depression  by furthering increased home production: .$60,000 of .the.$1,000,000  raised inj; aid of agriculturists,  pre-emptors and small farmers  was already giving great benefits,  the lowest,individual loan being  $1000 and the highest $4000. Re-  garding the shipbuilding scheme,  Mr. Bowser assailed  Mr.  Brew,  ster's criticisms regarding ships  to be built. Mr., Brewster did not  have one good' word to say for  them.    He would tell Mr. Brewster than, ten wooden ships and  one steel one were under construction, and that the material  to be used,  and -the plans and  specifications had been classed  A-l  at_ Lloyds  for  13   years.  Speaking of the soldiers and legislation introduced for their projection, Mr. Bowser said politics  should not enter into such matters.   He brought applause by  saying that over 13,000 or one-  thirteenth of the population of B.  C. had Joined the colors, a higher  percentage than any other province.   Soldier's legislation enacted includes protection of soldiers  and   their dependents  against  suits and foreclosures, measures  for placing soldiers on the land  on their return from the front  and assistance in procuring farm  implements and stock.  The mining industry was receiving attention, said the Premier. The Government, aware  of the opportunity provided, by  the present high price of copper  and the probability of .remaining  at high level for considerable  time were assisting the development of prospects with healthy  showings by. the Prospectors Aid  Bill. _ihe Department of Mines  was "in charge of Hon, Lome  Campbell, whose appointment  many Liberals and Liberal newspapers, alike- commendtd. The  bill was valuable in authorizing  assistance towards building roads  essential to economical shipping.  After explaining the advantages of the new workman's compensation Act which Mr. Parker  Williams the governments bitterest opponent praised lavishly  in the House, Mr. Bowser compelled loud applause by stating,  In my manifesto on December  15th and the King's Speech of  March _ 2nd I made certain  promises of legislation.   Today'  I can say all those promises  have been carried out and are  on the Statutep of British Col-J  umbia.  _In reply to a heckler the premier saiu the Nanaimo coal strike  v as a regre table conflict between capital-and labor. In carrying out his oath of office as Attorney-General he did his duty  in restoring order and any Liberal Attorney-General would have  done the s?rae. One who signed  the document putting the militia  act into force at the strike was a  prominent Liberal, Mayor John  Shaw. Latelv he had observed  with unusual interest, that a certain man, who the local miners  would know, signed the nomination paper of the candidate-  William Sloan���and he^worked  through the strike.  Coming to the "public farce"  or the Brewster writ respecting  the life ot the-3parliament," the  Premier was glad his friend Mr.  Ralph Smith, a leading Liberal  was not a party to the proceed- ���  ings. Mr. Brewster had two and  a half months in the legislature to  press his contentions but refused  to do so. Although Mr. Brew,-  ��ter wished to make the beneficial legislative sets passed by  the Government illegal by the  constitutional efflux'on of time he  did not consider it illegal to .  draw, sessional _ indemnities  amounting to $3100.  The speaker took Mr. Brewster  severly   to task for his  "blue  ruin" speeches, and the the absence of a  construction   policy.  The charges of corruption had  yet to be proved, even after an  exhaustive examination facilitated by the Government.  ,Mr, Bowser took objection to  <ritics  introducing   "postmortems." mentioning particularly^  present   day   criticisms of acts  performed oy   the   Government ���  in past years,   when conditions  were  very healthy,  and which'  then had the support of public  opinion.   In this connection hev,  instanced the C. N. R.  financial  arrangements "behind which the,,'  Province.had tlie protection, of'the Dominion, Government;/^s^>> .l y*^4$  - Treating.'the^VancouverVpijugr #"^4il  ging-seandal'iiif tones. of #isHnK#^&f \  ing the.crimefblacker than ever!  He gave'the' he" direct to ' the  statement   that    he   had   been';  visited by Sullivan while on'a  health'trip, to Kamloops and condemned  as   contemptable  Mr.  Brewster'sr action in  trying to'  reflect on his personal character  by reading a letter/whose authority he would notexpose so that he _  might rop'y.'  The people could  draw thei r own conclusions from  that. , He gave the flat denial to  reports that he had been a'partner in a hotel business, and J described reports that > he was interested in certain property hv a  restricted area as deliberate lies,,  and wilfully false .stories.   Because he had the courage to express his honest convictions he  was likened to the Czar, Napole-  an ahd the Kaiser/The Premier  wanted to know; when referring  to the notorious Scott, why Macdonald should go to Seattle to  get a lawyer to sit by. his side  during the plugging enquiry' in  Victoria, and why that_lawyer  should be Jerrv, L.  Finch who"  was  and   is  S 'ott's  defender,  'which made'a convincing .point  with the audience,  also/giving  the official records of the voluminous  telephone   calls "between  Mr. Macdonald and Scott.7 He.  urged the electors to return':Mr.  Lucas to Victoria t<Trender' him,  valuable counsel along the lines  in which'he is so ' well, qualified  and to return^ the1 Conservative  government with'a big'majority.  During the speech heckling at  the outset was worn down ��� by '  stages as the Premier in his masterly delivery unfolded 'striking  facts crushing' to  interrupters..  One heckler, was invited to speak  facing the audience and he reach <  ed the platform in time for the  audience"to witness him shame- '.  facedly bow"his head-when  Wr.  Bowser replied to a remark that v  Canadian   soldiers had enlisted   .  because they were starving. .  - An interjection in a squeaky  voice'from a form too diminutive '  to distinguish with certainty  compelled the stinging retort by  the Premier that His views possibly >will not convince all the  people of the Province of British  Columbia.  - A vote of thanks to Mr.  Bow-   -  ser for his address was passed  on the motion of H. S.  Cleasby  and A. Jackson and warmly ac-  corded.


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