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 ��  *'**,  THE    HOHlE  PAPER   TOR    THE    CITY    Of3    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. .6, No. 41  MERRITT,   B. C,   FRIDAY,    SEPTEMBER 1,  1916  Price 5 Cents  Vancouver Exhibition Judges Award Two Diplomas for Local Ores.  Many Local Recruits for Foresters Battalion.���Loca]  Enthusiastic Speech by Ralph  Smith.���Lame Effort by  Yale  Liberal  Candidate  After being introduced by Chairman  M. L. Grimmett as a politician of great  sagacity, Mr. Ralph Smith at the Rex  on Saturday night treated his audience  ^ to an exhaustive review of the Liberal  Bibe of B. C. politics along wholly constructive lines, proving his sagacity by  going into detail on many of the questions of the day, but shivvering on the  bank of the troublous waters of the  great plugging scandal without taking  a chance of wetting his feet.-. Mr.  Smith made a clever speech. In the  course of his remarks his fairness to  political opponents was demonstrated  when he rose above the dignity of the  "Sun "to say that In knew Agent  General Sir Richard McBride sufficient-  1 well to make him believe with absolute certainty that Sir Richard would  do nothing but what is right in connection with the taking of the soldier's  vote. ���>  Following a cut and dried, ready-made  ���peech,  full of blue ruin platitudes,  gramaphonically expounded from the  Brewster talking machine, Joseph Walters, Liberal candidate, damned the  record of the Government. He had not  a word to say as to what those Liberals  who he would'like to see on the treasury benches at Victoria were prepared  to do for the benefit of the Province.  The best reply he could make to the  Middlesboro Collieries directorate's appreciation of Mr. Lucas, expressed in a  letter from Mr. Hamber, was "as I,  too, knew Mr. Hamber in Calgary nine  years ago, when he was in the' Dominion Bank, I think 1 could get a testimonial from him, too."  "Let's have Ralph Smith/; "Ralph  Smith," and other complimentary remarks by Liberals commenced to volley  through the air like shrapnel bullets,  causing the candidate to rapidly retreat  to his seat on the platform amid considerable machine and some genuine applause. -  C.P.R. Lands Commissioner From  Winnipeg Pays Visit to Merritt  Visiting Mr. T. J. Corwin  Tipple Nearly, Completed  The substantial new ore tipple being  erected by the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate at Coyle Station,' seven miles west  of Merritt, is nearing completion.  The  xxxxmymta&x<^��m&^  by the company's own employees, the  new tipple will save the sacking of ore  at the mine. -In future the teams will  bring the ore to the railroad in bulk and  in "loading it will be .transferred by  gravity from the bins to the cars.  J. W. Gibson, who has charge  of the school gardening .scheme  launched by the department, of  Education, was in town on Saturday morning? leaving later in  the day. s rWhile here he, visited  the lo^l'achboljffai^ebs^in^cbm'  pany^with Chairman^ Gleasby^of  Mr. F. W. Russell, who holds the important office of Lands Commissioner  for the C.P.R. with head-quarters at  Winnipeg, was a guest of his brother-  in-law, Mr. T. J. Corwin in Merritt last  week' end. He was accompanied by  Mrs. Russell, Mr. Corwin's sister; Miss  Corwin, Mrs. O'Connor, and two sons  of Mr. and Mrs. Russell with their  wives.  Mr. Russell, who travels very extensively throughout the Dominion was  lavish in his praise of the Nicola Valley  its admirable scenery and business op  portunities. During their visit the party visited the Aberdeen Mine, and on  Tuesday morning left for the main line  en route to Banff to enjoy a summer  stay in the heart of the Rockies.  Mr. Corwin had not met his brother*  in-law for over twelve years, Mr. Rus-  \ sell knew Mr. Corwin was on the Pacific Coast, but was not sure just where.  While at a Vancouver hotel last week  he chanced tq notice Mr. Corwin's name  on a back page of the hotel register and  thinking the signature was that of his  relative he wired to Merritt, His guess  was correct and Mr. Corwin left for  Vancouver to bring the party to the  Nicola Valley to show them just how  live a community it is.  Farewell Social to Private (Rev.)  J. Hyde at Presbyterian Church  Last Evening  ager of the Adelphi Hotel, left  pn'Wednesday morning's train  for Vernon to join the>��� camp^of  the Armv Medical Corps. ���  Mrs. Alex Lucas has received a  lett r from Elwood Mead, of the  Cajifornian State Commission on  Rural Credits, earnestly request-  ihg^im to visit El Pasco rn,Octo-  berTand speaki'tojthe ^Irrigation  British Columbia, scheme repre  sented by the Agricultural Cre-  dits Act at Sacremento last year  had great influence in this /country last year,",  Last night at the Presbyterian church  the Rev. J. Hyde, minister of the  church, who has joined the Army Medical Corps for service overseas, was the  guest of honor at an interesting and enjoyable social made the occasion for all  bidding Godspeed to the minister.  The Rev. Johnston presided over a  large attendance of church workers and  others. Speeches along patriotic lines  were delivered by the chairman, the  Rev. George Kinney, who also contemplates going overseas with the A.M.C,  and Pte. (Rev.) Hyde.  Pte. Hyde gave an interesting description of his early experiences of  camp life at Vernon, told how: even  those of the ministerial profession soon  could accustom themselves to ��� peeling  potatoes and sleeping on beds without  feathers. He commented on the inspiring, truly patriotic spirit betrayed by  the civilians who had become soldiers  for the fight overseas in defence of national and individual liberties and the  freedom of civilization. He made a  strong appeal to eligible men who could  to enlist, remarking that the Army  Medioal Corps, which cares-for the fallen warriors, sorely needs men.  During the evening bright vocal selections were contributed by Dr. Tutill  and' Master Tutill a Diamond Disc  Gramaphone kindly lent by J. G. Warren'gave considerable pleasure, while  refreshments so well served by the  ladies, occupied an important place on  the program. ,  ' .Towards the close of, the proceedings  a very, cordial vote of thanks was accorded, to all who had whelped' to, make  the evening so, enjoyable^ onthe motion  Of Philip McLean abd, Wm-Riley, alj  .'(tispcrti.^i'fiir theeihgicgor the^ impressive hymn-"God he with you 'till  we meet again." '  Local Mineral Exhibits at  Vancouver Exhibition  Take  Two  Diplomas  Designated in the prize list as " The  City of Merritt " exhibit, collections of  ore from Aspen Grove, Mamette Lake,  Tulameen and other mining properties  in the environs of Merritt obtained first  prizes in the minerals section at the  Vancouver Ezhibition. The first diploma was secured in both the general exhibit and exhibit of ores ��� classes, the  Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co.  taking second in the latter class.  The announcement of the ��success of  tdis section has given much pleasure to  mining men-7 and prospectors in the  camps and the publicity given to the  distinction is considered valuable to the  further progress and development,^  the mining industry here. - i  Exhibition awards, Mineral diplomas:  Exhibition coal, F. K. Frank.  General exhibit, City of Merritt  Chalcosite,  Exhibit of ores, 1, City of Merritt; 2  Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.  Lead or silver-lead ores, Consolidated  Mining & Smelting Co.  Copped or copper-gold, Gold King  mine.  Zinc ores, Lynn Creek Zinc Mining Co.  Haematite ores, 1 Gold &Camp, Kitchener; 2, Tutlayoco Lake.  Any other ore, Molybdenum Mining  Co.-  Best exhibit showing treatment,  Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.  The collection were gathered together  and arranged through the public 'spirited efforts of Wm. McNeill, and Mayor  Jackson kindly defrayed the cost of  sending the ore to the CoaBt.  Ore samples from Aspen Grove and  Nicola Valley districts,   represented  in  Grey Copper,  Copper Ore,  Bornite,  Copper .Ore,  Copper Ore,  the mining exhibit:  from Copper Star mine, Aspen Grove Wm. McNeill  from Aberdeen mine, Ten-mile creek, Messrs. Corwin & Johnson  from R,ose Bud mine, Lower Nicola  from Henderson mine. Merritt  from Luckey Todd mine, Tulameen  from Master Key mine, Aspen Grove  Bornite, gold and silver ore,        from Hunter mine. Ni ola  Copper Ore, from Sugar Loaf mine, Merritt  Bornite, from Gold King mine, Skookum Creek  Iron Ore, from Coldwater mine, Merritt  Gold-bearing Quartz, from Rosemore mine, Quilchena'  Asbestos Shale,  _   -from White Star group, Douglas Lake  H. Stumbles  Robt. Henderson  F. E, Stokes  C. A. Bigney  T. Hunter  Wm. McNeill  Wm.  Wm.  Wm.  McNeill  McNeill  McNeil1  The, Red Gross  ^-BifehchrShipy  Merritt Mercantile Company  LABOR  DAY HOLIDAY  GROCERIES  for  Sportsmen  You can best insure a good day's  enjoyment by getting your supplies  from us.     We have a full line of  supplies including:   TENTS,   Heinzes 57 Varieties  ,  provide dainty lunches with a minimum of exertion  i  Baked Beans, in Tomato Sauce ��� tin ,15  Baked Pork and Beans, [oven baked] tin . 15  Baked Kidney Beans tin. 15  T  T  ?  T  T  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  BLANKETS,  Kettles.  Aluminium Cooking Utensils  RIFLES,  SHOT GUN SHELLS  10,   12,   16.  20, 24 gouge  RIFLE CARTRIDGES  all sizes  Reloading Tools,  Shot,  Black   Powder/  Smokeless Powder,  Shot Gun Wads,  Primers,  Rifle Cleaners,  Duck Carriers,Duck qalls  ' Percussion Cops,  Nitro Solvent Oii,  Winchester Gun Grease,  Thermos Bottles  Shell Extractors  Baked Spaghetti  Dill Pickles  -India Relish  Beef Steak Sauce  Chili Sauce  Peanut Butter  Prepared Mustard  Tomato. Catsup  Soups, assorted  Olives, plain  Olives, stuffed  Sweet Mustard Pickles  'Sweet Gherkins  tin  .15  tin  .25  bot.  .35  bot.  .35  bot.  .35  jar  .35  jar  .25  bot.  35  tin  .15  bot.  .25  bot.  .35  bot.  .35  bot.  .35  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���I*  Slight Decrease in the Number of  Scholars Attending Merritt's  Public Schools  finish the Lunch Basket wilh  Apples,   Oranges,   Peaches,   Tomatoes,  Bananas, Pears, Plums  qq   Grape Juice makes a Fine Drink  ' FOLDING  Aluminum PRY Pans  Special for Camping  Our Price        EACH   2.25  MEN'S  SHIRTS  Special shades and.weights (or the season.  Big values     .75,   1.00,   1.25,2.00    " Big Snaps  Mr. H. D. Martin, manager, of  the Cash store, and Mrs, Martin  are spending their summer va-  y      . - y cation at Mr. H. T.  Boothroyd-'s  V ���J^~J~$~^$m$m$m^ ���*���, ranch at Courtenay Lake.  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  The city schools reopened after the  summer vacation, on Monday morning  with Principal L. E. Morrissey in charge  and the teaching staff complete with  one exception. The attendance' of  scholars was slightly below the number  present at the corresponding date last  year, but as young children especially  were enrolled during the following days  it is expected that the enrollment will  be maintained.  Miss E. Wilson, of New Westminster  has been appointed to the vacancy occasioned by the resignation (by wire on  Saturday) of Mrs. Nunneley, who asked to be relieved of her post owing to  suffering from eye troubles while back  East.  -- Miss E.-Mi=Brett,-of Armstrong,who  succeeds Miss Lawson in division three,  and Miss Helen P. Fraser, formerly of  Okanagan Landing school, who succeeds  Mrs. Freeman ' in the' intermediate  grade, represent other changes in the  teaching staff since before the vacation.  Tax Sale Date Should be Remembered by Ratepayers.���Taxes  by Instalments  AU owners of property on which there  are arrears of taxes up to and including  the year 1914, are urged to remember  that a tax sale will be held on Friday,  October 13.  , Unless the taxes referred to are paid  on or before Friday,-. September-22nd,  the cost of advertising must be added,  that date positively being the last for  a:cepting delinquent taxes without adding costs.  The City Collector also desires to give  pub.icity to the fact that the city council has instructed him 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, fret  anv piece of property from the liability  of sale for taxes.  .     More Supplies  Mrs. VV. H. Cowen has been  elected secretary of the local Red  Cross Society in succession to  Mrs. J. P. Boyd..  At yesterday's meeting the  members gratefully acknowledged a donation of $5.00 from Mrs.  Potter,, of Nicola,: which will go  to/swell the society's funds.  Thft ladies were kept busy during the afternoon, packing a further consignment of articles for  shipment overseas. The shipment comprises, from the Junior  Branch���8 pairs grey wool day  socks, 1 pair white wool bed  socks. Prom the Red Cross  Society���12 pairs grey wool socks,  7 suits pyjamas, 8 night shirts,  ^entejrtc_sMrta^  wool bed socks.  Many Recruits  .*-!.,.,_ ."'ft l-jfV ,  f-^ariist^iir;aier  Foresters:  Red Cross Branch Trying to Procure " Britain Prepared " in aid  of Prisioners Fund  "Britain Prepared." the famous  British war film, consisting of ten reels  and taking four hours to show from  start to finish, may be put ��� on at the  Rex Theatre at an early date.  The local Red' .Cross Society in conduction with Proprietor W. Common of  the Rex are making efforts to have the  picture shown in Merritt. ���  . The fee for producing the picture is  $100 and the proposition is that the residents of the Nicola Valley be urged to  do all in their power to support this  3pecial production, if the picture can be  secured. The Red Cross members are  making themselves responsible for the  $100, monies over and above that will  go to the local fund for. providing nec-  cessaries. and comforts for local prison-  ars; of war in Germany.  7"Britain Prepared" is a film of official pictures, remarkable in every way.  it shows wonderful scenes of the British army and navy in their multitudin  >us activities and truthfully conveys to  che minds of all who can. see it the im-  nensejBritish military machine as it is  if ter a brief two years of splendid organization on a treihendous scale.  WATCH. FOR THE DATE.  Private N. R. Watkins, who  but a coupiepf weeks ago enlisted with the 242nd (Foresters)  Battalion, arrived' back in the  city last"week end on a recruiting  mission aud with the assistance  of Recruiting Sergeunt J. Leitch  has been exceptionally successful, fourteen recruits having-attested. -  The following have been duly  put on the strength of Hi9 Majesty !d forces: George Riley, Hugh  McKendrick, George Wass, Geo.  Jepson, Charles Lafek, P. King,  John R. Jobling, Jacob Zink, J,  Hutchinson, Fred King, Edward  H. McMillan, Andrew Ewart, A.  Zrzan, Jarosia Tsoyanck.   All are well known here, nearly  all being single men. George  Riley, is son of William Riley,  baker, and joined immediately on  attaininghis eighteenth birthday.  He already has two brothers in  khaki.  HI  Surprise Party in Honor of Late  Secretary of Merritt Branch  -   Patriotic Guild  A surprise party arranged by  members of the Patriotic Guild  was given at the home of Mrs. A.  Kay on Friday, when the late  secretary of the Guild was the  guest of honor, Songs and recitations and the usual cheery cup  of tea were among the attendant'  pleasures of the evening. Regrets  were expressed at the pending  departure of Mrs. Kay for Corbin-  As a token of remembrance of  her happy association with the  Guild and in recognition of her  most valuable services Mrs. Kay  was made the recipient of a  pretty tray cloth presented by  President Mrs. Jackson.  Today, born   to  Private  and  Patronize Home Industry-read the Ads. Mrs. John Paul, a daughter. Friday, Sept, 1, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  In the City of Merritt  THE    K. P.    HALL  Has seating accommodation for 300 persons and is open for rent  Public Meetings $4.00 per night.    Dances, Entertainments, etc., $7.00  The foregoing rates include use of Piano, Light and Fuel.  Special Rates to Lodges  For further information apply to Jas. McGrath, E. Staton or W. Cranna  K.P. Lodge meets every Wedneslay at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meet Second and Fourth Thursdays at S p.m.  THE  NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Friday  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - Editor : Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance,  ?2.00 ��� per year ln Canada.    Great  Britain, United Sto'es and Foreign Crnntries, ?2.50. /  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  QUALIFICATIONS  Local electors who took advantage during the past few weeks of  listening to the party leaders and candidates for both the Conservative and Liberal causes must have been struck by the contrast  evidenced by the speeches. Liberals even are admitting that the  Premier delivered one of the best speeches of his career, worthy of  a statesman, convincing throughout.  The leader of the Conservative party in B. C. gave a clean cut  and clear exposition of the legislation put on .the Statutes since. he  entered the dignified office of Premier. , He told his audience that  every pledge he made at that time had been fulfilled in full. measure by himself and his advisors and supporters. Wild and misleading criticisms or arguments advanced by the opposition were  met firmly with hard facts. This was evidenced when he replied  crushingly to Mr. Brewster's comment that the ships being built  under the new shipbuilding act would soon be rotten, with the cold  hard truth that these very ships had been officially rated in material,  plans and specifications at A-l for thirteen years. Mr. Bowser had  launched a constructive policy and wished the people to return his  government that they might continue and complete their legislative  program destined to promote apd keep pace with devel jpment  throughout the Province.  Messrs. Brewster and Macdonald, on the other hand, preached  blue ruin in speeches framed in deepvblack mourning borders. They  endeavored to tell the people that the industries of the Province  were in a dreadful state despite the figures to the contrary in offie  ial blue books, and asked to be given such a big majority that they  would occupy the treasury seats. Without a.policy they wished the  voters to place them in the seats of those carrying one out with  success.  As to the local candidates.     Is there any logical reason why  Walters should take the place of Lucas ?   Has he any qualifications  to compare in the slightest way with those possessed by Mr. Lucas.  ��� Is there any reason why agriculturalists and farmers should wish  Mr. Walters to handle their questions and.problems of which he has  but an elementary knowledge, when Mr. Lucas by his notable sue-  ��� cess has proved;his/st<erlirig worth -by seeing the admirable Agricul-  . tural Credits Bill, so long advocated by him, placed on the Statutes,  and which Mr. Walters dare not condemn.  Is Mr. Walters opposed  to the i'rospectors' Aid Bill which is stimulating, mining develop  ment in this and other districts.   Will Mr. Walters tell the electors  what the Liberal party, and he himself in particular,  promises to  do for prospectors in a manner more helpful than what the Govern-  has been doing for some time past.    Why should Prospectors vote  for Mr. Walters or the Liberal party ? ��� ���    -  And now the business men. Can the comprehensive well drafted  measures like the Agricultural Credits Bill, the Shipbuilding Aid  Act, Prospectors' Aid Bill, among many others fail to appeal to the  ommon sense judgment of business men and merchants, when  they observe that Liberals pay the legislation the compliment of  mild criticism, promises of amendment in an odd one or two of  many clauses in the Acts or by claiming that the legislation was  " stolen from the program of the Liberals."  What have the Liberals promised to do for .the thousands of  valiant men who have donned the khaki to fight the nation's battles?  Has Mr. Walters any qualifications for a -seat in the Provincial  House ?   A vote for him is a leap in the dark.  The Newsy Pars  Mr. and Mrs.  Neil Sharp are  on a visit to the Coast. ijgS����7^  Mrs. James Paton and son  have returned after spending a  happy holiday at Coast points.  Miss Bessie Grimmett, neice  of M. L. Grimmett, arrived in  the city from the Coast on Tuesday,  -Provincial Constable W. Bell  returned to Merritt on Saturday  from a business trip to New  Westminster.  M  SAVE  *r\',-?.r  ��� \t'ff  YOUR  MONEY  FOR THE  Dominion War Loan  TO BE ISSUED IN SEPTEMBER.  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.  Mr. and Mrs. Langley, of Canford, arrived back from the  Coast on Tuesday evening's  train after spending an enjoyable  vacation,  After spending her summer  vacation^ at Gibson's Landing  Miss Currie, of the city schools  teaching staff, arrived home in  Mertitt on Saturday evening.  Pte. (Rev.) John Hyde arrived  in the city on Monday evening  being on leave of absence ^from  his unit, the Army Medical Corps  in camp at Vernon.  Lieut.-Colonel H. H. Matthews  D.s.o. left on Monday evening  for the Coast and wtll visit the  Nicola Valley again before  turning to the front.  re-  Mrs. Jackson, wife of Mayor  A. Jackson, accompanied by her  little son, returned to Merritt on  Saturday after spending a vacation at Kitsilano the guest of  Mrs. ond Miss Hawe-  G. B. Armstrong and the  Misses May and Vera Armstrong  his daughters, left on Saturday  morning's train for the Coast,  where the young ladies' will attend college.  A sale of plants and flowers  was held by the Rev. George  Kinney at the Methodist Parsonage on Wednesday/ During the  afternoon the Ladies Aid served'  tea and; refreshments.  An unusually brilliant display  of the aurora borealis, or Northern lights, was observed from  the Nicola Valley on Saturday  evening, the phenomenon being  greatly admired by eye witneses.  That the Freeman ranch at  Stump Lake will harvest 1500 to  1600 tons of hay this year is the  news brought to town at the  week end by J. Gillespie, a great  booster for the Stump Lake  country.  Mrs. N. J. ' Barwick arrived  home on Monday ��� morning after  spending a ( vacation with relatives at Chilliwack. Chilliwack  is never other than prosperous  and is a fine place to spend a  holiday.   .  The judge of the Baby Show  at Vancouver claims that infantile paralysis is caused by the  kissing of babies by politicians,  according to Editor Bates, of the  Fraser Valley Record, published  at Mission, the home of the "Big  Red Strawberry," The scribe  claims.on first hand information  that Brewster kissed one in Victoria and John Oliver one in  Vancouver and J, W. . one at  Spences Beidge.  Recently W. H. McLelland  was fined.$75.00 and costs or six  months, by Magistrate Morgan  in the City Police Court, on a  charge of supplying and Indian  with liquor. He was caught in  the act by Chief Willgoose. A  furthur charge were preferred'  against him last week at the  Provincial Court House by Provincial Constable Bell. He was  found gulty and fined $100 and  costs or seven months, both sen-  sentences to run concurrently.  The fines were not paid and Constable Bell took the' prisoner to  New Westminster to be a quest  of the authorities. >  WHAT!  A  Saskatchewan   Alderman  Says About Prohibition  in that Province  Read this Signed Statement of Aid.  Knowles of Turtleford, Sask.,  Giving in Detail the Real  Facts of the Case  This statement is republished  from the chilliwack Progress of  August 24th.  Mr. Geo. B. Knowles, jeweller  of Turtleford, Sask., has been  visiting Chilliwack, with a view  to locating here.  While discussing prohibition,  Mr. Knowles, who is an alderman  in his own town and therefore in  a position to speak with authority  on the subject, states that since  the bars were closed by Premier  Scott,, drunkenness has increased  25 p.c. The government dispensary for his district is North Battleford. about 60 miles south of  Turtleford, and one day when  Mr. Knowles happened to be at  the station, he counted 37 parcels of whiskv coming into that  town, which has a population of  only 210.  Before the bars were closed a  man could go into a bar and get  one glass of whisky, now the  least he can buy is one quart.  And where one glass of whisky  had no effect on a man, oue quart  will make' him intoxicated. In  Saskatchewan one' can buy one  gallon of whisky and either four  gallons of beer or four gallons of  wine per day, which causes more  drunkenness than ever before.  The North Battleford dispensary  is as large as a departmental  store, and isckept -busy all day.  Christmas eve, the manager  closed the dispensary promptly  on time, thereby turning away at  least one hundred people, who  were naturally annoyed,and a report of this having been sent to  the authorities, the manager lo&l  his position, and a new manager  installed, who was notso.strict.  North Battleford business men  are all complaining that business  has fallen off 25 p.c. since the  bars were closed.  In passing through Edmonton,  where one can get no whiskey,  and where there are large lumber and coal concerns, business  men told me that - the working"  man gets a big stake, and then  leaves the province for a place  where he can have a' better tim*  for his money, thereby taking a  good sum of 'money out of the  province. - -     ,  . Formerly a man in Saskatchewan bought a glass of whiskey,  and then went about his business  today he can-buy. nothing less  than a quart, ' which leads to  greater indulgence.  Mr. Knowles states that1 Prohibition is not a success, and although a prohibitionist himself,  he has no desire to come to a  province that is dry, for he has  already had all that he wants of  that state of affairs.  The sale of liquor brings no  revenue into the city, the license  from hotel keepers and wholesale  men helped the upkeep of the  city, but under the new regulations in Saskatchewan, there is  more drunkenness than ever and  no money coming into the city  treasury to help keep order, etc.  as there was in the days of  licenses..  ,   Signed���Geo. B. Knowles.  Advt. v  J. L. Butterworth left Hope  this week for the Coast.  Miss Doris McGoran, left on  ivfonday for Seattle where she  will train for nursing. ,  Monday Next being Labor Day  public holiday the City Council  will not meet that evening.  Melville Bailey was in Lower  Nicola at the beginning of the  week on Business,  On Wednesday Collector H.  Priest took in t- over $600 taxes  from property owners who took  advantage of the discount obtainable to August 31st.  Miss C. E. Rummley, who has  been teaching school near Kamloops, arrived at Lower Nicola,  last week end to take up the  position of principal of'the school  there in place of Miss Carr who I  resigned to go to Cloverdale  school.  The  Coldwater Hotel,  "It's Jill Comfort."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the 'rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lakeand'fiTghland 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. *?Joonn*, wilh Baths.    , .    Fioe large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Holel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  Only Prime Goods  PRIME   BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACON AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest     * *    Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  PHILIP   ���Me-tBANf  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Store and Office:, Opposite Coldwater Hotel  hi.., ���_  < \  LECKIE SHOES  N  O othershoe made is superior to the genuine  LECKIE.     Pay no attention to the state-  The quality goes IN  before the name goes  en���that's a LECKIE  JXCade^ in  British Columbia.  ment "as good as a LECKIE," because the  superiority of LECKIE BOOTS AND SHOES  have long since been' firmly established and  have stood the test of the very haideat use  possible.  The farmer, the miner, the boys in khaki in  the trenches have found LECKIE BOOTS the  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.  LECKIE  BOOTS  are the " economical-in-the-long-run " boots for'  the business and,professional man as well as the  farmer or miner. There is a LECKIK for every  puipo'se���for every use.      - - * /  AT   LEADING   DEALERS  I! BuiIt for Wear, Style & Comfort  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  V" Three  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Sept. 1, 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       $81,000,000  A.  Ihe:  N. B. Rogers, Manager  (Merritt Branch)  ofTORONTO-  B.C. Prohibition Act  'Steadily Losing  Ground  Some of the Reasons Why the Act  Is Not Meeting With.  Public Favor  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 of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGIT  LATIONS.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,  Meets in K. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  . LANGSTAFF,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO.  A. F. & A. M.  53,  F. Rankine  ���whi.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tues-:  day in each month  at 8 p.m.       '  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to at-  tend.  A. R. Carrington  - Secretary  L. 0. L., 1701  , jL   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,  1      Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call and  tee samples at the City Studio.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan andAlber  ta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and ln a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be mado  by the applicant ln person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district In which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory th'e. tract applied for shall  be staked out'by the applicant himself.  Each application'must be accompanied by a fee of $6, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at tbe rate of five  cents per ton. c  The person operating the mine shah  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns'  should be furnished at least once a  year. ���   J.  The lease will include the coal min-  iiig rights only, rescinded-byv.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 Domin  Ion Lands.  W. W. CORY, ,  Deputy Minister of tbe Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized publication a|  this advertisement will' not be pa?  for.-83575.  The Douglas Lake Cattle Company  Limited  Are the Owners of, the following des-  scribed Stock :  Cattle  branded , 111  left or right hip,  vented when sold bar under brand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, ventel  ���fwhen sold bar over brand.  Horses branded 111 left or right shoulder  Horses branded ^ left or right shoulder  Vent for horses when sold is bar over  brand. There is a Reward of $150.00'  offered-forinformation that_will~Iead  to conviction of anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  F.- F. Ward, Manager  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  For Rent  Hall  over the   "Nicolo  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. Geld-  ,   ing pood roadster.     Weight  2,300 lbs. '  Vpply Box M, " New* " Office  As 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 dais hotel with reasonable ratel  centrally located���ten minute* from C;  P.R. Wharf.    SOc, 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  lesson next Sunday.  Wherever the B. C. Prohibition  Act has been discussed or studied, the measure has steadily  lost in favor since the latter part  of May, when it was formally  passed by the Legislature without one word from any member  of the House in favor of the gen-  8  eral principle or  the   details of  J  the Ac\  The reason for this condition  of affairs is that the Act is, on  its face, of such a counterfeit  nature, and its teims so absolut-  ly contradictory to the general  meaning of the word "Prohibition," that the public has come  to see that the Act will not accomplish the ends sought for by  Prohibitionists, and that, on the  other nand, the passage of the  measure would really be detrimental to the best interests of  the province from any standpoint.  The parties who are promoting  the fight against the passage of  the Act are following out a line  of campaign which is unique On  this continent. Anti-Prohibition  campaigns are generally waged  on the broad question of the advantage or the disadvantage of  Prohibition. In British Columbia the Anti-Prohibition organization 'throws entirely to one  side all the facts and figures  usually used in prohibition campaigns, and simply asks the  electors of the province to "Read  the Act,"  Let the reader glance over a  few of the principles enunciated  in the Prohibition Aft and see  why the passage would not be  for the advantage of the province.  1. The Act does not prohibit,  although it is called a Prohibition  Act, it provides for the expenditure of just as much money for  liquor by the citizens of British  Columbia as is now the case and  also permits this liquor to be consumed within ��� the province.  Clause 57 is.a " wide open " sec.  tion, as in permits any citizen to  import liquor from any point outside the province, the orders being .'placed, for any amount and  as frequently as the person may  desire,all tl is being done without  any control' by the authorities  Under this clause a, man may  place a standing order for a flask  of whisky per day, or a barrel of  beer per week, and have delivery  of such shipments made regularly  to him, just as long as he pays  the bills,  2. The Act will send enormous  amounts of money out of the  Province. Clause 57 provides, as  noted above, for "wide open"  importation of liquor." The Prohibition legislation of Washington and Oregon provides for the  importation of limited amounts  of liquor, only one such ' permit  for each month to be granted to  any one individual, Even with  this limited importation enormous  amounts of money are now being  daily sent for liquor from these  States to California. If this is  _the_case_where_ limited, importation only is allowed, what would  be the case in British Columbia,  where'the right to import is absolutely unlimited, unrestricted  and uncontrolled ?  3. The Act ia Class Legislation. The importation clause  makes it easy for the man with  money to get liquor, and the Act  means absolutely nothing to him.  The workingman or man of moderate means, accustomed to buy  his beer by the glass, is the man  who has not the means to import  liquor in quantity, and the Act  would indirectly deprive him of  something he desires to enjoy.  The Act is class legislation also,  in that it provides that a man  who is a boarder or a lodger can  not have liquor in his possession,  and, further, that liquor may nol  be kept in a house where there  are boarders, where more than  three lodgers are kept, or where  tho rooms occupied are in the  same building as a store pr business premises. Provisions such  as the above strike at the workingman or the man of moderate  means and are class legislation,  pure and simple.  4. The Act is un-British^��� It  provides that a constable may, at  any hour of the day or night, for-  cibly enter the private home of  any citizen on the mere suspicion  that he has liquor in his possession.    Having entered, the con-  of thchouse, pry open any chest,  etc., in his search for liquor. |  Another clause of the Act per-l  mits "sneak'" informers to state  toa constable their suspicion that  a man has liquor in his possession.  The constable lays an information  in his own name, and the name  of the informer will never be disclosed . Again, should liquor be  found in a man's possession,he is  deemed guilty of violating the  Act until he has proved that he  came into the possession of the  liquor legally. All these phases  of the Act are distinctly opposed  to/'British traditions and custom?.  5. The passage of the Act  will cause great Unemployment.  'Pk~  licensed, liquor industry in  The  British Columbia directly employs  nearly four thousand men, upon  whom there are depending for  support over six thousand persons. All these will be thrown  out of work should the Act pass.  The Act also indirectly means a  decrease of business in very many  allied trades, which now derive a  part of their prosperity because  of the business coming from licensed premises.  _ 6. The Act Increases Taxation. At present every city, mu>  nicipality and, in the unorganized districts, provincial authorities, derive a revenue for the  licensing of the liquor trade. If  the Prohibition Act passes, this  source of revenue will be entirely  eliminated, and the decrease  must be made up by general  saxes, which means an increase  in the tax rate. 7    7 .   . :  The above brief outline, covering a few clauses of the Act,  should cause every reader to read  this Act thoroughly before Sept.  14th, in order that he may understand the real provisions which  it contains.  This referendum-.'question"'is  not one which should be voted  upon because the mere say-so of  this, that, or the other person,  no matter who they may be, or  what their position. Let the  debtor "READ THE ACT"  and "VOTE NO." Advt.  The Newsy Pars  Aid. G. P. Ransom and P.  Moyes enjoyed an automibile  trip to Princeton on Sunday,  ^- Miss Zella Hawe,'of th.ePtearh.-~  ing staff of the local schools, returned to the city from Vancouver on Saturday evening,  John Manning, of Dot, was in  the city on Tuesday transacting  business, and wearing a smile  suggestive of growing prosperity  and sweet content,  Mr. John Blackwell is expected to again return to the local  retail milk trade, in succession  to Oscar Schmidt who isturning  his attention to mining.  R. M. Marr, the local dairyman  and milk dealer, contemplates  adopting the hygienic bottle system in connection with his extensive retail business in the city  and is now taking steps to procure a complete equipment.  Splendid crops of hay are being  gathered in at the Otter Valley  ranches. At Myron's and Jack  Thynne's there have been lively  scenes while large forces of men  "made hay while the sun was  shining," In some parts of the  section second crops are expected  Mrs. Freeman, who recently  resigned a position on the staff  of the, Merritt schools and moved  to Canford where Mr. Freeman  is in charge of the Canford mill  store, has been appointed to succeed Miss Foy as teacher at Canford school. Miss' Foy has moved  to the Coast.  *  I ROSE  ^X-*-VW*<">W"',W-��HK<��^^W*WW4*  CHE  ��  all millineryit  *  ���>  X  ���i-  Corporation of the City of Merritt.  NOTICE  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 property from'the liability of Sale for  Taxes  ���   Dated this 1 Oth day of August, 1916.  HARRY  PRIEST, Collector.  Why is the Whisky Combine  So Anxious to Defeat the  British Columbia Prohibition  Act ?  Do you suppose, for one moment, they have opened the gigantic  " boodle " barrel to defeat the bill if the bill did NOT prohibit?  WHOEVER heard of a Liquor crowd advocating a Prohibition  Act ? Still, the Whisky Combine in British Columbia would  have YOU believe that;* They brazenly tell you that Prohibition is all right, but that the British Columbia Prohibition  Act does NOT prohibit. In substance they say: "We, the*.  Whisky Interests, believe in Prohibition, but we want an  Act, which WILL prohibit���not the present British Columbia  Prohibition Act,''   Think of that for one moment !  Imagine the Whisky Combine spending their " boodle " barrel to secure an Act for British Columbia which DOES prohibit.  The Whisky Combine evidently considers the people of British Columbia are brainless, unthinking fools.  The British Columbia Prohibition Act DOES prohibit.    It is  the BEST prohibition act in all Canada.*  healthy bodies, and cleaner minds.  The adoption of the British Columbia  Prohibition  Act   will  be   the  stable may break into any room  J. G. Thynne will have four  hundred tbns of hay, and a  second crop in places, at his fine  ranch at Otter Valley. Haying  has been in full swing for some  time past, but the dearth of  labor has retarded operations.  During hie recent visit Premier  Bowser visited the haymakers  in the fields and with Mr. Alex.  Lucas and others was photographed by Mr. Thynne at the  haystack, The Premier and his  party were guests to lunch at the  Thynne ranch home.  The Whisky Combine KNOWS it.  The people of British Columbia  KNOW it.  The placing in force of the British  Columbia Prohibition Act means  the elimination of British Columbia's greatest waste. It means  more prosperity for every man,  woman and child within our borders.     It   means  happy  homes,  death-blow to bar rooms, saloons,  and houses of ill fame.  The adoption of the British Columbia Prohibition Act will mean a  saving to the people of Vancouver  alone of nearly $5,000,000.00 per  annum.  Don't allow the Whisky Combine to confuse you! Vote FOR  the Act, and share in the prosperity which will follow its adoption.  Mark Your Paper Thus:  VOTE  "YES"  Are you in  favour  of bringing the  "British Columbia  Prohibition    Act"  into force ?  YES  X  NO  NOTE���This space is paid for from a fund made up of voluntary contributions  of men and women who believe in the abolition of the degrading liquor traffic.  >f  j i  il  'J^i>'\y 4&>^y' ��4' h' ���PBS NICOLA TALLET NEWS.  Friday, Sept. 1, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  "Che House of S&eril in  MERRITT, - " B<c  We have one of the best thought ofand most talked of Hctels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  ���  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  A. Hoggan, Prop  Alex. Lucas on Final Tour of Riding;  Main Line will Poll Strong Vote  for Conservative  Candidate  i  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  IB HUGO  AND  SI  HUGO  R. A. Begg and E. J. Mackay,  of the Vancouver Prince Rupert  Meat Co./ were in town this week  on business. Mr. Begg, shipped  to the Coast two consignm ents  of beef cattlebought of local  stoeliir.tr).  Trooper R. Hebron, of the  102nd, returned to duties on  Wednesday after spending a few  days with his family here.  There are 2263 names of voters  on the voters list for the Electoral division of Yale.  Mrs. Foster, wife of Major  Foster, and her little boy were in  the city on Wednesday.  Pte. David Campbell of the  L72nd Battalion is in the city on  haying leave and recruiting.  "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  2nd Dam: Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  CaaiBewwg 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.  "MAJOR   HUGO"  Will Stand  daily   at  the   Ranch  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For further information apply to  D.  DODDING, (Owner)  Lower Nicola - B. C.  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing   . o-  Alex. Lucas, Yale Conservative  Candidate, is meeting with great  encouragement on his final tour  of his riding accompanied by J.  A. Harvey K.C, of Vancouver.  He held a meeting at Hope Wednesday night   which  was   very  largely  attended,    and   at the  close a resolution of confidence  in the  g vjmrr.ent and in Mr.  Lucas * was   carried  without  a  murmur of dissent.   Both speakers were frequently applauded,  Mr. Lucas dealt with the Agricultural Credits Act. the Shipbuilding program, and the proposed commision to devise means  of reducing the margin between  what the producer receives and  what the donsumer  pays.   Mr.  Harvey dealt with Hon.  Lome  Campbells plans .for aiding the  mining  industry and with the  Workmen's  Compensation. Act.  Thursday,   meetings were well  attended and enthusiastic,  and  with a" single exception at St.  Elmo, evoking no sign of dissatisfaction,    At  the  meeting at  Agassiz   last    night,     besides  Messrs Lucas and Harvey,  the  audience.  heard   an   eloquent  speeeh by Corp. Wells of Chilliwack, a returned soldier,  who  replied  to  recent  speeches  of  John Oliver, made fun of Brew-  sters promise  of  Civil  Service  jobs for all, and testified that returning soldiers were well cared  ior and heartily in favor of  present goyernment.  the  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.   Corres-  _pondence_inyited.   Wm. McNeill, Merritt, B.C.  On the eyening of Labor Day.  Monday next, a dance will be  held in the Aimory under the  auspices of the local baseball  club,. The dance will commerice  at 9 p. m , Tickets one dollar for  gentlemen, ladies free. Bright  music is arranged for, refreshments will be served, and a good  time is assurnd for all patrons.  The Rose Marche has now  taken up Jihe agency for the  Pan-Co-Vesta Cleaners and  Dyersof Vancouver. All business  entrusted to us will receive  prompt attention. Price list on  application.  Supt Stevens,, of the Government Telephone Service, accompanied by his son, also "Mr. and  Mrs. Ellis, who are on holiday,  motored over to Merritt from  Kamloops,.this week, Supt. Stevens being on a business trip.  Mr. William,Common, the popular proprietor of the Rex  Theatre returned on Saturday  night after an extensive business  trip to Le Pas and other points  on the prairies.  The committee of the Merritt  Choral Union are urging all  members to be present at the  next practice to be held on Tuesday evening at the Anglican  Church. Efforts are to be made  to speed up the rehearsals of the  musi'-al works now in hand, and  it is hoped to1 arrange shortly  the date of the proposed rendering of the Holy City and.- other  choruses, which is likely to be  set for sometime between the  end of September and the first  two weeks in October.  - Today September 1st, or ''The  Gloriour First," was ushered in  in the Nicola Valley district by  the crack, crack.^crack of guns,  echoing on all sides, Sport parties are being organized for the  week.end shooting. Old experienced hunters are getting the  seasons outfit at the Mercantile  Company's store, where a large  and up to date stock of all essentials for successfuUhunting is  being rapidly disposed of.       ......  Caused by a cinder from an  engine a grass fire broke out on  Thursday morning between, the  depot and the R. S, Smith, bari.  ihe Fire Brigade responded  buickly to the alarm given turned out ih charge of Fire Chief W,  Aitken with one reel and check-  es the rapidly spreading flames  after they had travelled some  hundred feet and were getting  dangerously near the Smith  Buildings.  A local lady went bathing in  the Coldwater River on Monday.  She found the river with the appearance of being as cold as its  chilly name. A handy boat was  requistioned. The fair one wet  her bathing suit and clutched  hold of a boy to save her from  the turbulent rapid?. After  "saving her life" the same,boy  had a warm time from the fair  one.   He sank-the boat.  Replying to Alex. Lucas' sally  at a recent political meeting that v  the Liberals in Yale had chosen  in Joseph Walters "a goat for.  the sacrifice, without spot or  blemish," Ralph Smith at the  Rex Theatre on Saturday said the  Liberals in defeating Mr. Lucas  were going "to. kill the fatted  calf," when all would "eat, drink  and be merry."  Mrs. Lu. Price is .spending a  few,days with relatives at New  Westminster her former home.-  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 TINSMITH*  Repair Work of All Kinds  ������.������l"S">"S,***.<Mi:.<!.,i,**!***<,4MM,4HM,+  Palace Bakery   |  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc.  Hot Pies every Saturday.  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor i  Y ���*  *5**5**5**3* *5* *$��� *5**5* *5* ��5**J�� *J**J**5*��I* ���!��� ������� *5* *5* ^S* *I* *5* *5* "i- ���*��� %* ��"������ ���$��� ^**$**5* *** *5* *$��� *5**5* *5* *5* ���5**5* **������ ���*���* ^i* "C* *5* *5* ���i* ���  Pure Groceries^  Nabob Tea,  Nabob Coffee,.   .  Pure Maple.Syrup  .   0        '       t  Worcester Sauce  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,1  Secretary  Notice of Cancellation of  Reserve  ���NOTICEJS HEREBY GIVEN that  the reserve existing on lands" formerly  covered by expired Timber Licences  Nos. 24104, 24107, 24112, 24116, 42749,  42750, 42751 and 42756, by reason of, a  notice published in the British Columbia  Gazette on the 27th of December, 1907,  is cancelled.  R. A. RENWICK,  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  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 is  wanted Saturday evening of the same  week.   Price list on application.  ANDREW EWART, The City Tailor.  �� - per lb.   .40  per lb.   .45  '  per bot. .65  2 bottles .25  Blue Ribbon Tea i7 . Per lb.   .40  Coffee Beans , freshly ground as you like it   per lb.   .35  ReindearMilk  , * 3 tins for   .50  St. Charles and Canada First      tall tins   2 tins for - .25  Cooking Molassis      2 lb. tins 2 tins for   .25  Special Raspberry Jam   4 lb. tin,     special price ea   .65  Nabob Salmon per tin .25  Sardines in Tomato Sauce per tin   .15  Ingersol Cheese 3 cakes for   .50  Sun Maid Raisins 3 pkts for   .35  Not-a-Seed Raisins Pef Pkt- -15  Jelly Powders "Nabob" the purest       ,  3 for   .25  Mineral Waters   ass. kinds for family use per doz.    1.35  *  *  *  *  Mrs. Morgan is raffling her  horse "Danny" and will give the  proceeds over fifty dollars to the  local Patriotic Fund.  X  Fresh Butter  Pure Vinegar  Cream of Wheat  ' from a local ranch  Najaob brand  . a light wholesome  breakfast food'  Corn Flakes  Soap R��yaLP���wn Brand  per lb.  per bot.  per pkt.  3 for  .40  .25  .23  .25  Pte. J. Wade, of the 172nd  Overseas Battalion has been in  Merritt during tlie past week on  sick leave.  Labor Day  Dance  Will be held on >  Monday Next, SepM, 1916,  In the Armory  Under the auspices of the Merritt Base-  -   ball Club.  Commence at 9 p.m.  Any person whose name is on  the voters list can vote. He can  vote at any polling station in the  Yale -Riding. A voter resident  in Middlesboro can vote in Merritt or Aggassiz or any other  place in Yale, and a North Bend  or Ashcroft voter could vote at  Coutlee or Coldwaier Valley.  Where's Bob Strachan going  this coming week   end? -That's  what hunters want to knowybe-.  fore deciding where to hike in  chase of game.       v  Found,��� A gentleman's new  Straw Hat owner can obtain'  same on application at the News  Office and paying for this advertisement.  Tom. Craig of the Nicola Valley Meat Market staff, left on  Wednesday for a brief' business  trip to the Coast.  I), L. Munro' has been spend- ���  ing a few days at the.Coast-,thtsy,-.(  weed.   r   ���>';'"' X .. 'X -������  Tickets  Gentlemen $1.00,  -  REFRESHMENTS  Ladies Free.  OR RENT  FIVE  ROOMED   HOUSE,  near Hospital  Purchaser  to pay $150.00 cash,  balance as rent.  .  ALSO  One  McClary's   Kitchen  Stove, Two Heaters, and  Chairs for Sale���Cheap.  BRIGHT MUSIC Apply Mrs. J. BEVIS, Merritt.  7 bars for. .25  Mens Shirts  Mens Socks  Mens ties  all sizes  Reg.1.50 and 1.25 value at   ..75  .15,   .25,   .35,   .60  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  COAL  After September 10th,   ��  the prices of NUT and LUMP Coal at the Tipple will be  NUTCOAL,   _'-____ $3.50 per ton  LUMP CQAL,    -       $4.50 per ton  MIDDLESBORO COLLIERIES LIMITED  THE  MJ&DEmiTT  751  BUYS ONE CRATE OF PEACHES  - ��� ===__ At the Okanagan Valley Fniit Co.'s Store  On Saturday, .the-2nd,"we have 50 crates to sell at this.price  This will be absolutely your last chance so buy Peaches at this  figure owing to the uncertainty of the Kettle Valley ~Ry. Co's.  way freight service between Merritt and the Okanagan which  in turn means that all fruit shipments have to undergo excessive  express charges.  Kindly do not ask us to reserve a crate of Peaches for you  unless you have the cash.   We treat every person alike and  reserve no crates unless they are paid for.  The Okanagan Valley Fruit Co., Importers and Specialists  in Fruit and Produce  Watch our windows on Saturday  T-   ���-���������������������. ���  HESLOFS MEAT MARKET  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON,  PORK AND  FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  :,     ^ OF  Cherries,Plum5s,Tomaitoes, Cucuriibers  LOGAL  MUTTON  CRUSHED B0NE,'makesexcel'ent Chicken Feed, g-lbs- .25  ��  STORE   or QUALITY"  Our Motto  Corporation of the City of Merritt  PUBLIC   NOTICE  Is hereby given that the Council have decided to hold  A  TAX SALE  On Friday, October 13th, 1916,  This will affect any property on which there  are Arrears bf Taxes up to and including the  Year, 1914  Unless these Taxes are paid ,on or before  September 22nd, the cost of Advertising must  be added.  PLEASE NOTE THAT  September 22nd is positively the last day for Accept-  ' ing Delinquent Taxes without Adding Costs.  Dated this 24th day of August, 1916.  HARRY PRIEST, Collector


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