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 L>  THE   HOME  PAPER    POR    THE    CITY    Of    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6. No. 37  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,    AUGUST   4,  1916  Price 5 Cents  Mr. ALEX LUCAS vs. Mr. JOSEPH WALTERS.   Candidates Enter  Ring.    Lucas Early Favorite, Gaining Ground All Over Riding  Nurse Whitmore  Receives Diploma  Delightful Function at Hospital  on Monday Evening Last. ���  Popular With All  Tbe Nicola Valley General Hospital  was the scene of a delightful little  ceremony on- Monday evening when the  directors and staff, public offiicals and  others gathered together to witness the  presentation to Miss Whitmore of her  diploma and medalion, the lad/ haying  successfully completed her training as  a graduate nurse. The event was of  more than usual interest in that Miss  .1 Whitmore is the first lady to commence  her training and graduate in the- local  institution. The success of the nurse  -was the occasion,':!'- ^usually warm  - congratulations, j.. . ..\,. .well known  that Miss Whitmore has .a passionate  love for her lofty profession and in the  latter part of her training .had to fight  an illness from which she happily has  : now recovered, ''  The room in which the graduating  exercises were held had been embellished  by beautiful flowers and other decorations. After the National Anthem had  been sung, President Strickland refer-  i red to the pleasure of the directors and  staff in attending. that evening to  honor one who had always been a  faithful and diligent member of the  Old Time Resident  Has Passed Away  Funeral of Late Mrs. A. G. Col:  ~  lett Amid Many Manifestations of Regret  LUCAS  AGAIN  The funeral took place on Sunday  afternoon last of Mrs. Christina Collett  wife of Alfred G. Collett, who died at  her home in this city on Friday afternoon.last after a long and-distressing  illness. Aged 48, the deceased lady was  born at North Bend and came to' the  Nicola Valley with her parents when  but two years old. She. was greatly  respected by a wide circle of friends,  and leaves to mourn her loss a large  number of relatives, including besides  her husband and-six sons/ - Mrs. H. S.  Cleasby and Mrs. N. Peterson, sisters,  and Wm. Voght, of Coldwater, B.C.,  brother.  The funeral took, place from Barwick's  undertaking, parlors to the Anglican  Church where the Rev. N. J. Thompson'conducted a brief and impressive  funeral service. The hymns " Nearer  my God to Thee," and "Jesu, Lover  uf my Soul," were sung, Mrs. George  Nicholls presiding at the organ.  Many relatives and friends of the  family were present at the church and  the graveside, at Merritt Cemetery.  The pall bearers were Mayor A.Jackson,  Alex. Gordon, G. B. Armstrong; D. I,.  Btaff,   congratulated , Miss   Whitmore Munro, Frank Jackson, Thomas Hunter,  on her return  to  normal  health,  and  voiced the feelings of the directors in  expressing their admiration of the services performed by their very capable  nation and staff. The recipient of the  diploma then repeated to the-president  >^^'','Bofemnr^��,*Plorem��^ilightii��pUe'  -^Pledge." ' As a graceful-recognition of  :the services accorded' the hospital by  tbe Ladies Auxiliary the president next  called upon Mrs, G. F. Ransom, president of the auxiliary, to present the  medalion to the nurse. ��� the coveted  emblem of nursing efficiency being  pinned-to her costume, amid congratulatory applause.   Brief speeches were  given by .Vice President M. L. Gnmmett, Rev. G. H. Kinney, Mayor A.  Jackson, Or. Tutill, Directors G. Slater  and P. McLean, and Mr. G, B, Armstrong.  During the evening songs were contributed .by^rs.^Tutill,. J. P.-'Bcyd.r  ariai"E.~B.7-Mayon7 JUrtTRev. N. J.  Thompsonaccompanyirigthe numbers  The program terminated with a short  dance.which was greatly enjoyed.being  accompanied by Mrs..Tutill, pianoforte.  Music from a Diamond XJisc grama-  phone, kindly lent by Simpson & Cranna  added to the pleasure of the evening:  Light refreshments were daintily served by the staff before the gathering  dispersed.   "  Middlesboro Hero  Returns Home  Has Thrilling Narrative to Tell.  ���Was in First Ypres  Battle  Red Cross Society's  Successful Year  Glowing Reports of First Years  Work at Annual Meeting.���  New Officers'  Mr. ALEXANDER LUCAS  The member who has done more for Yale than any of his  predecessors.   All Conservatives and many" Liberals, too,  . have promised him their support at the coming election., He  was nominated as Conservative candidate at Ashcroft yesterday. Joseph, Walters was nominated as Liberal candidate  Polling, September 14th, 1916.  Merritt Mercantile Company  T  T  ���Y  T  f.     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We  are carrying a special Min. tine fork which is '  meeting with approval from all who have  tried it  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Empire's Flag  Covered Casket  Soldiers Laid Beloved Colleague  To Rest at the Cemetery  on the Hill  QUALITY MERCO   SERVICE  '   r  BUTTER   CROCKS  'With butter at its present low price and considerable quantities being made at  local ranches, it is interesting to review the possibilities-.of putting down your  future requirements in crocks.   - We carry crocks in all  ��izes���from  one gallon  to five-gallon capacity;*  <*������;���������;  ' Leave your orders for  Preserving Raspberries  per crate ,   2.25  A nice stock from which to make a selection  and at prices to meet the requirements of  any purse. .  Men's Summer Trousers X  white flannel Reg. 3.50 special per pair 2.45    ������<���  ' ��� Y   :  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  T  Y  Y  Y  ; Order at once  Preserving Cherries  A few crates left per crate 1.75  Private Malcolm Macauley, of the 5th  Canadian battalion, who left with the  first Nicola Valley contingent for the  front a few weeks after war broke out,  returned to Merritt^on Wednesday.  ��� Looking particularly fit, after enduring terrible hareships in the Ypres. and  other noted war zones, the soldier hero  has a stirring narrative to tell.  During his absence overseas more  silent waves of human sympathy were  flashed across to Pte. Macauley than  the soldier is,aware of even now, for he  was the victim of a particularly painful  wound. During the heat and din of the  first great battle of Ypres, when the  Canadians earned immortal fame for  their dogged determination and tenacity,  Macauley was " caught" by a ', rifle  bullet which entered the left cheek;  shattered the roof of his mouth, carrying away five teeth and part of the fork  of the right jaw and emerged beneath  the right ear. Amid an inferno of  shrapnel he was one of'some scores of  other wounded men to lie suffering, and  unattended in a desolated farmhouse, a  point cut off from medical assistance  and very close to the German lines.  For over three long days during this  great battle the brave soldier, weaken-  by loss of blood, and pain, was without  food.   Kept alive by his fight for life  and a strong constitution, on one ooca  sion he crawled almost on top of a German trench.. A younjr lance-corporal  whq risked! his life in an attempt to save  trim acted nobly���and made the supreme  sserlflee.   Relieving Macauley nf his  burden of ammunition so that he, himself, could undertake to deliver it under  J the orders Macauley had been entrusted  with and also get assistance sent to his  comrade, the brave young soldier,  al-'  though in the "no man'sland" of death  bravely set out across the flat territory  " He had gone a few yards,"states the  returned soldier, when he was spotted.  He was riddled with 9 bullets poor fellow, I heard  his last  groans���and I  never could learn his name.   Pte. Mac  aiiley   had   other narrow    escapes v  While lying at the hospital receiving  station an ambulance in which, it was  intended, he was to have gone in to  a  place in the rear of the trenches was  struck by a shell,  all   the oocupants,  being killed. '  In the trenches three months altogether  he was in a Leicester hospital for six  months before crossing to Canada to  remain a further several months in  hospital in Nova Scotia, his old home.  The returned warrior spaaks with  lavish.praise and appreciation of the  profuse kindness tendered to him by  peoplehemet-while^in^Englandr^The  whole nation he says is so deeply impressed by the magnanimous response  of Canada to the motherland's call that  words fail' to express the extent to  which people there make acknowledgment of the great colonial rally.  The sgldier is Canadian born���his  parents and grandparents in fact were  Canadians too,  The funeral of the late Pte. Miles  McAlonan, of the 158th Battalion (Duke  of Connaught's Own , C.E.F") who  died under sad ciroumstances at Nicola  on Thursday of last week, took place  at Merritt Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.  The deceased soldier who was 27  years of age lived with his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. McAlonan, at 4257  Knight Road, South Vancouver, they  sWithi8-3ister-and=8^twin=brother=are  left to mourn his loss. The gallant  young soldier who was intensely patriotic and of bright and cheery disposition  was telling his acquaintances of his  .eagerness to get to the battlefields and  play his part in the big struggle for  freedom.  But fate destined for the private the  answering of the last rally in the beautiful peaceful Nicola Valley. He slept  his last sleep clad in khaki. II was but  fitting therefore that in the gathering  that stood with bowed heads around his  grave on the foothills w?re twelve uniformed soldiers."Six of them, including  the three companions of deceased, acted  as pallbearers, and jvith sublime reverence and betraying deep emotion laid  their soldier friend to his rest. The  Rev. N.-J. Thompson, of, St. Michael's  Anglican. Church conducted the brief  committalservice. v '  Considerable sympathy was extended  by the citizens to the bereaved'father,  the principal mourner, during His visit  from the coast.     Mr.  N. J. -Barwick  had charge of the funeral arrangement^, J^'J^;^^  Mr. D. L. Munro adding a tribute to the^  memory of the soldier  by  providing  conveyances,  The Union Jack covered the casket  in which the mortal remains were laid..  Mr. McAlonan desires to take this  opportunity of extending his .sincere  and heartfelt acknowledgments to the  njany residents of Merritt and Nicola  who extended kindnesses to him on the  occasion of his bereavement in the loss  of a'dearly loved son, and to all who  expressed their sympathy by kind words  or generous services.  Principal Morrissey  Enters the School  of Matrimony  Miss Edith Irvine, daughter of Mrs.  F. W. Miles, of Seattle, and Leo. Morrissey, of Merritt B. C. were married  on Wednesday afternoon July 26th, at  4 o'clock at the home of Bishop J. 0.  Dea, 804 N;hth Avenue in the presence  of about fifteen relatives and close  friends of the couple. The service was  read by .Father J. F. Lannigani The  bride wore a handsome travelling suit  ,e  white hat, : She carried an arm bouquet  of Bride roses. Her maid of honor was  Miss Doris McGoran,: of Merritt, B. C.  She -wore a suit of blue and carried an  ��rm bouquet of pink'Baby 'roses. - The  bride's cousin'; little Evelyn McDonald,  was her flower girl and was dressed in  a dainty white frock. . The groom was  attended by Mr. James Creighton. Mr.  and Mrs. Morrissey later left for a tour  through California,   They will i return  to Seattle aboutAugust 20th and thence  to their home at Merritt, B.C;,  where  Mr. Morrissey is principal of the school.  The first annual meeting of the  Nicola Valley branch of the  -Canadian Red Cross Society was  held yesterday afternoon when  he election of officers took place  and reports were adopted.  Mrs. J. H. Collett succeeds  Mrs. A.H. Plummer as president.  Other officers elected were, Mrs.  M. Mclntyre, vice-president, and  Mrs. M. Li. Grimmett, treasurer.  The office of secretary, relinquished by Mrs. J. P. Poyd,  under the rotation ' plan of  management which governs the  election of officials, has yet to be  filled. Mrs. Wesley Jones has ,  been elected as a new member of  the branch.  The reports submitted to ihe  meeting were indicative of much',  valuable patriotic work having;  been accomplished during the  first year of the life of the local  organization, and tend to the  prospect that the ensuing year  will prove quite as successful.  President's Report  Mr. Mayor,  Ladies and Gentlemen,  ��� - It is just a Tear this-month-  that a branch of the Canadian  Red Cross Society was started in  Merritt,  so  that this the first  annual meeting.   .  The Secretary and -Treasurer  have all the important details of  business ��� we transacted during  the year in their reports so that ;  mine as President may only be  short in order that there may be .  as little repetition as possible.  Owing to the kindness of Mr-  Ma^ghan, in letting us have the  old Bank of Toronto building  rent free, meetings have been,  held uninterruptedly every week,  the first Thursday in the month  being the business meeting and  the last Thursday packing day.  Instead of each member paying  $2 to be affiliated with the Canadian Red Cross Society (any, man  or woman being able to do this)  it-was decided at our first meeting that 15-cents-initiation���fee ���  and 10 cents a month should be  paid by each member..  Ever since the Branch was  organised, we have been in close '  teach with the Central Depot in  Vancouver. Mrs. Mills chairman  of the Property Committee has  not only bought all our material  at Red Cross prices, but as most  kindly kept us supplied with patterns of all kinds and given us  any information required in connection with all branches of Red  Cross work. Our thankfulness  to Mrs. Mills in this report"cannot  be too highly expressed.  All Red Cross parcels are sent  from us to Mrs. Mills at the  Central'Depot where they are  repacked and forwarded either  to headquarters in' Toronto or '  over to England.  I may say that all Red Cross  parcels are carried free of charge  by the Dominion .Express to and  from Vancouver.  Living four milesj out of town  as I do, 1 have felt for a long  time that I have not been able to  do justice to the office of President, so no 1 take this opportun-"  ity of resigning in order that the  work may go ahead more rapidly'  under   the   leadership  of some  (.Continued or. page 4)'  ���'���V-> , FfUDAY, A. UG. 4, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  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 Sta'es and Foreign Countries, 52.50.  Address:   The Nicola Valley News. P. 0. Drawer 'L,'Merritt, B. C.  THE LIBERAL PROGRAM  It surely has come to a pretty pass if a man who has risen, to tne  highest position in the Province and has always held a reputation for  honesty and truthfulness is to be branded by the leader of the Liberal  Party as a man who cannot make out true statements. M. A. Macdonald follows in his Leader's footsteps and actually has the assurance  to state that when the Vancouver " plugging " case was thoroughly investigated, it would be found that the money which was paid to J. D.  Scott, and which he disbursed, " came from Bowserite circles." Mr.  Macdonald made this statement in spite of the fact that he had testified  under oath before the Committee of the House that he himself was  Chairman of the Liberal Committee which had hired and paid J. T.  Scott, and that under Scott's supervision, that committee had maintained  and paid a spy in the committee rooms of the Conservative Association.  Further, Mr. Brewster and Mr. Macdonald, in spite of 'the proved  activities of the Liberal machine in Vancouver, raised a great hullabaloo  about " smashing the machine."    It was an "iniquity,'' find it had to be  "smashed," but neither Mr. Brewster nor Mr:   Macdonald  have the  fairness to point out that the organization which is called the "machine'*  is exactly the same in both political parties.     The same ward, committees, executive, chairmen and secretary, it has the same system of delegation  to  the  Central Executive and  to  Nominating  Conventions.  Again, if the.Liberal leader does not intend to mislead the people, why  doesn't he inform them that at the. last session of Parliament, Sir George  Foster, speaking on behalf of the Conservative Government, offered oh  the floor of the House to meet Sir Wilfred Laurier half way in the  . abolition of patronage, and Sir Wilfred made no. response whatever.  The late Mr. Duncan Ross, in December,, at Victoria, declared  that the Liberal party was hot opposed to the principle of patronage.he  admitted it had to be recognized. " Now  these  personal  attacks, and  these repeated mis-representations of fact and omissions of half the truth  onthe part pf Messrs. Brewster and Macdonald, clearly indicate a concerted plan of personal abuse, vituperation and misrepresentation, as the  main features of the Liberal program and the Liberal policy.���The Week.  The Newsy Pars  The June payroll at Trail was  $150,000. ,  E. Darney and children are. at  the coast on a two.week's holiday.  Charlie   Chaplin   drew   large  houses at the Rex last Frinay.  Merritt gets two. mails in and  out each day excepting Sundays.  J. Guichon, Snr.-of Quilchena,  was a visitor to the coast on Saturday. ��  Mrs. Bullen and family of  Middlesboro, were passengers to  Princeton on Tuesday.  Birth.���On Tuesday,   August  1st, to Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Whittaker, lof Lower Nicola, a girl.  Birth.-Friday, July 28th, to  the wife of Chen Sing, the king  of Merritt's Celestials, a son.  The Newsy Pars  Mrs. J. Patoa and son William  are on a vacation in Vancouver.  Barry Reid ieft here on Saturday for Victoria on business;  Ashcroft business blocks are to  be rebuilt.  Langton   Plumb   is  visiting with friends.  in   town  , McCormick & Deering mower  repair parts at W. H. Cowen's.  H. T. Shelton, the Canford  merchant, was in town doing  business ou Wednesday.  The Lee-Enfield will displace  the Rdss Rifle in the Canadian  army at the front.  Howard McLean, late of the  Co-op., is now with the "Merco"  store.  Mrs. Alex. Thompson, of Middlesboro. was a passenger on  Wednesday's train to the coast.  Mrs. Wm.' Schmock ar.d Mr.  and Mrs. Wm.' Welfare are visiting at the coast.  Epworth League held  Successful Social  Members of the Epworth  League spent a very happy time  on Monday- s evening when a  social was held. The opportunity  was taken to express the regret  of the members at the pending  departure of Mr. and Mrs.  Young for West Summerland,  both having been faithful sup:  porters of the uplifting work of  the League.  M. Olson, rancher, Coldwater  Valley, was in town this week.  i. T. Brewster, of Coalmont,  has been appointed as Station  Agent at the local K.V.R. depot,  Brookmere Junction is 29 miles-  east of Merritt. A large hotel is  nearing completion being built  there by Betterton, Fraser & Co.  and the railway company will be  building a round house.  Raspberry Tea  .and Apron  Sale  Sixty dollars was taken by the  members of the W. A. of the Anglican church at the raspberry  tea, cake and apron sale held on  Saturday afternoon in the corner  store of the Walters block. A  good assortment of articles prepared by members found ready  purchasers, and many willing  helpers gave useful services.  The proceeds will go to augment  the funds of the Auxiliary which  is doing valuable: work for the  Church.  A nice selection of Ladies  .Collars and Vestees, marked low  for quick selling.   Rose Marche  On Sunday, the 13th inst, a  Flower Service for children will  be held in the Anglican Church  at 11 o'clock. The donations of  flowers, etc.j will be donated to  the General Hospital.  SAVE  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.  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE  OTTAWA.  Grain crops in the Valley are  excellent. Four, five and even  six feet of growth are recorded  in many parts.  Albert Goodwin, a socialist  miner, will be a third- candidate  at the provincial election in the  Trail riding.  Mrs. W. Heslop and daughters  Nellie, Lily and Nora, are on a  two weeks vacation at Vancouver.  Just received a nice selection  of Two-piece Dresses, selling at  $1.75 each at the Rose Marche.  "Herb." Clark, a buyer for  P. Burns & Co., was visiting here  by auto the first of the week.  The distance from Nelson to  Vancouver by the new route is  511 miles.  The employees ��� of * the Trail  smelter are now being paid 40  cents a day more thas they were  paid in April.  Constable Bell took a "friend"  to New Westminster on Tuesday  to be a guest of the Crown for 6  months.  Mrs. W. R. Langstaff with her  two daughters, returned from  Vancouver on Tuesday evenings  train. *  Robert Strachan, the inspector  of mines, is in the Kamloops dis-'  trict,on business of his department. "  Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Marshall  and children,of Brookmere,spent  the week end here, registering  at the Coldwater.  Mrs. Wm. Aitken, of Nicola  Avenue, was a passenger "on  Wednesday's train for Nanaimo,  on a visit to her sister.  Pte. O. Busk returned to Vernon camp the early part of the  week, after spending leave here  with his parents,  M. M. Shore, left here Wednesday for Kamloops, where he has  an appointment at the C. P. R.  Telegraph office. Mrs. Shore and  little son will join her husband at  the week end.  ""Alex Lucasf~son \vas~h~6minated  to be a candidate at the forthcoming election at the Conservative nominating convention last  week, but he resigned the honour.  Fred Smythe, the Princeton  scribe, says there is talk of reviving the Coalmont Courier. The  plant, such as it is, is. ready for  the "hot air," but please don't  take a copy from the late editor's  copy book.  .Frank Bailey, mining 'expert  and soldier was in town this  week, Frank enlisted in an  overseas regiment' and went a9  far as Shorncliffe but for some  reason or other had to return to  England and is now sporting a  warrior's button and tilted hat.  Frank has been round the. world  three times.  An aged Douglas Lake Indian  by the name of McCray, died  in the Nicola Valley Hospital on  Monday from pneumonia. He  lay in state at the Indian Church  at Shulus for twenty-four hours,  being taken to the Douglas Lake  reserve on Wednesday for interment.  Dr. Jackson, the dentist, is in  town, If you want your grinders  fixed see him. Offices in the  post office block.  Miss Doris McGoran, telephone  operator here, returned on Mon-.  day, after-spending an enjoyable  vacation at Seattle.  Birth. -On Saturday, July 29,  at the Royal Inland Hospital, at  Kamloops, to Mr. and Mrs. A.  Chartrand, of Mamette Lake, a  son.  Contractor McLean came down  from Douglas Lake on Saturday,  where he had been engaged  making additions to the buildings  of the Douglas Lake Cattle Co.  R. Gulliford, of this eity, had  the misfortune last week end to  cut his hand with an axe severing the tendens of the thumb.  The accident necessitated an'operation.  Several commercials came into  Merritt on Tuesday morning via  the Hope cut-off. The train, going east or west, goes through  the"Coquihalla canyon durihgthe  night.  Auto joy rides are all the rage  Friday last the ladies living at  the. Coldwater Cove took a ride  to Quilchena returning to the  Nicola Hotel for dinner. Bobbie  Boyden manipulated the wheel.  Parents would be well advised  to strictly caution their children  ,against stripping and damaging  shade trees in different parts of  the city. The police have received complaints ot such damage  and anyone found in the act will  be severely dealt with.  Mine Inspector Robert Strachan  has received a letter from James  Paton who is in England with the  Engineers. He states that Sergt.  McAdam is still cooking appetising meals, Ed. Stackhouse is  groom to a major, while Dave  Coupland and the brothers A.  and G. Jacques, all Merritt men,  were under orders to cross the  Channel. Corp., Paton visited  the scene of the first aerial raid  over the Canadian camp and saw  the graves of sixteen persons]  who were buried in the identical  places where they died.  The  Coldwater Hotel,  "It's Jill Comfort."'  Headquarters of Mining Men and  GommerciaS 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 hotel  of Merritt. " 7 :'   ���'   .���: .   Hot and Cold [Water. ������������ 'TJooms*.mith Baths. Fice large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are dally 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 TORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest' Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  .,�����."���'-��  l^HILIP    MCLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small  Electric Lighting Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  k ���      t  All Goods at Lowest Prices  /���-. ��� ^       ���   - .   ��� '  Store and Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  11 [leckie shoes 11 j  The quality goes IN  before the name goes  en���that's a LECKIE  ��MXadt  e in  British Columbia  NO other shoe made is superior to the genuine  LECKIE. Pay no.attention to,the statement- "its 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 hai des* use'  possible. ���  . . .i       > '  The farmer, the miner, the boys in khaki in  the trenches have found LECKIE BOOTS th*  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.  LECKIE  BOOTS  are the " economical-in-the-long-run V boots for  the'business and professional man as well as the  farmer or miner.   There is a LECKIE for every ,  purpose���for every use.  AT   LEADING   DEALERS  || Built for Welr'jtyle & 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 Three  THE NICOLA 7ALLET NITv7S.  Friday, Aug. 4, 1916  B>"  '*���'���;- 7 *  Banking Business  Invited  \ll/E invite the banking accounts of merchants, :  y *    manufacturersi societies and individuals.  7- We offer the modern Banking service of a pro-  7 gressive Bank, possessing ample resources, extensive connections and complete facilities.        ,  '������'���All' customers of The Bank of Toronto are assured  every courtesy and attention.  Ingenious Inventor  Says Hope Review  The esteemed   "Merritt Her  ald1  is an  ingenious inventor.  The;  Assets  $61,000,000  BAMofTQRCMQ  OF  TT .       .       .  ���S* *i**iI*#J^*X'* *5**5**5* **��� *J* *������ *5**5* *3* *J**J* *���* *J* ���** *5* ****** ****** ���*��� *I* ���** ****5**"*********J* *J* ������** *** ****2* ���"**  ���M"  X  X  X  *  .J.  *  I  t  M.L GRIMMETT, LLB.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for ihe Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Toronto' j|  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU  LATIONS.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. O.F.  FRANK BOND,  C. R.  Meets in K. of P.'  Hall on the fourth  Monday of every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  J. HUTTON,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A; Fi ft A. M.  F. Rankine  W,M.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at8p:m.--  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend. ~ '  . R. Carrington  Secretary  L. 0. L,  1701  t   Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each'month at 7.30 p.m.   The Scarlets  - meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  J. G. Warren. W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province ot British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent ol 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 the tract applied for shall  be staked out by tbe applicant himself.  - Each application must be accompanied by a fee of ? 5; which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents.per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent 'with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of 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' ��  year. ��� -   '��� '    '  The lease will 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 tbe  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,' or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  Ion-Lands.  W. W. CORY,  ' Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   of  this advertisement  will not be  pa(f  for.-83575.  Some months ago, after accusing  Road Superintendent Sutherland  of notifying- his employers that  "your King and Country need  you, we don't," and offering to  wager that the charge was true,  the gentlemanly editor and proprietor " welshed " aud blandly  explained that as some of the  men were not re-employed, tne  message "'might just as well  have been written."  The same; paper has now invented something in campaign  journalism worthy of the Van-  couv.r Sun. First it published a  false and silly report of events  that never happened and quoted  A. Lucas, M.L. A., as uttering  words he never even dreamed,  and then makes a spread of correspondence commenting on them  from Liberal prophets in Hope,  Yale and Ashcroft.  Prophesying is not a crime,but'  one cannot help remembering  that in '03, '07, '09 and '12 provincial Liberals were quite sure  of wittning and had at leastN as  good grounds for confidence as  they have today.  Of the Hope prophet we can  assure outside readers that -he is  an honest, decent, harmless citizen. During his five years' residence in Hope he has been Socialist, Conservative and Liberal by  turns and is about due for another  revolution.  The other 'letters, two of which  are anonymous, are merely silly.  It'would be flattery to call them  lies. ���Hope Review, July 21.  LABOR  has Condemned the  Prohibition Act  Trades and Labor Councils  of Coast Cities Pass Strong  Resolutions���Reasons why  Workingmen Should Vote  Against the Bill.  Government Employees  Donate to the Canadian Patriotic fund  -The Government road gang,  ���J. Rhodes foreman���are giving  one-days pay each per month to  the Nicola Valley branch of the  Canadian Patriotic fund. The  Provincial Police, of this Valley,  also pay a similar amount per  month, the money' is deducted  from their checks and paid into  the fund at Victoria.  Organized labor has declared  its position with reference to the  H.C. Prohibition Act with no uncertain sound, the result of close  investigation ofand keen discussion on the Bill having resulted in  the straight declaration by the  Coast labor bodies that the Act  should be condemned and that the  workingmen of British Columbia  should do ell  in their power to  defeat the measure at the polls.  The v ancouver Trades and Labor Council, the most representative central  labor organization  in British Columbia, at its meeting on July 20th, passed a strong  resolution  against the Act, the  closing  paragraph   reading   as  follows:  "Resolved that the Trades and  Labor Council in Vancouver, B.  C., in harmony with representative bodies of organized labor  elsewhere places itself on record  as opposed to the British Columbia Prohibition Act and to the  principles involved therein."  In adopting the above resolution the Vancouver Trades Council was but following the steps of  the New Westminster Trades and  Labor Council which on June 14,'  passed the following resolution :  '"Resolved that this Council go  on record as opposed to prohibit  tion as contained in the proposed  Bill, from an economic and social  standpoint and report this decision to the various unions with  the request that they help defeat  the Bill."  The resolutions above noted are  in- line with the action of the  Victoria Trades and Labor Council and the Prince Rupert Labor  Council,  ��� The discussion in connection  with the passage of these resolutions showed plainly that work"  ingmen believe they have a just  " kick," in connection with the  Prohibition Act.    It was stated  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOT!�� FOND  /  Branch organizations have a double dutv to perform. They are expected to do all in their povrer  to increase the resources of the common fund and  to see that soldiers' dependents residing in the  district under their control are not in want. Ih  the first, the experience of the past fifteen months  has shown that they may expect the ready and  generous support of the Canadian public. Private,  individuals, business houses, societies, schools,  clubs, municipal, town and country council's are  all co-operating to provide ah adequate fund for  the support of soldiers families.  REMEMBER THE WIVES AND FAMILIES  OF SOLDIERS IN THE TRENCHES  ���    ' AND  SUPPORT THE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  Where to Vote in  the Yale Riding  Save Your Money  for the New War Loan  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  tb have your Photo taken  ,....; v*  Think it over, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. P. Hooper  Opp. Schoolss Merritt  The Douglas Lake Cattle Company  Limited  Are the Owners of the following des-  ecribed Stock :  Cattle branded III  left or right hip,  vented when sold bar under brand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, vente.i  when Bold bar over brand.  Horses branded 111 left or right shoulder  Horses branded perpendicular bar over  V left or right shoulder.  Vent for horses when sold is bar over  brand There-is-a Reward of SI SO.CO  offered for information that will lead  to conviction, of anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  F. P. Ward, Manager  Save your money for the new  Dominion War Loan to be issued  in September is the appeal of the  Department of Finance in a preliminary announcement. .From  a,perusal of an official advertisement appearing on another page  it will be seen that the investment will offer a most attractive  rate of interest. As is well known  the previous loan was quickly  taken up being over subscribed  in record time. Several people  in-the-Nicola -Valley -hold-War  Loan bands.  For Rent  Hall   over  the   "Nicola  Valley News " Office  Suitable for Lodge Meetings  %    ;     LO\>/ RENT  Apply A. N. B. ROGERS  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  At the Sewing Season u 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.  For Sale  Good Ranch Team  41 Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Gelding good roadster.    Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, "News" Office] lesson next Sunday.'  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. >���  J. T. Corwin, of the Aberdeen  Mine Syndicate, visited the Coast  this week on business.  Each station, with the exception of one, on the Hope cut-off  represents a character from  Shakespeare, Brodie being the  exception. Going west they are  Juliet, Romeo, Iago, Portia, Jessica, Lear and Othello,  Coutlie, Solomon's store  Middlesboro, Coal Co. office  Nicola, Government ofiice  Brookmere, post offlce  Harrison'Mills, public hall  McGillivrays, McGillivray's house  Harrison Hot Springs, post office  Quilchena, Guichon's store  St. Elmo^ public hall  Camb  6, C.P.R. station  Keefers, C.P.R. station  Spence's Bridge, Government building  Walhachin,- Snells office  Dot, Abbott's house '  Coyle Station, public hall  Mammette Lake/ post office  Merritt, court house  Aspen Grove, post office  Thynne's, J. G. Thynne's house  Coldwater, Olson's house  Stump Lake, mines office  Douglas Lake, D. L. Cattle Co. store  Upper Hat Creek, post office  Ruby Creek, Inkman's store  .Popcum,^Damaskey..&-Hall-offico   Boston Bar, Abray's store  Port Douglas, Purcil's store  Spuzzum, postoffice store, '  In all probability a Soo Line  ���train will be run daily over the  Kettle Valley railway between  Minneapolis and the coast, leaving the main line at Medicine  Hat and coming via the,Crows  Nest Pass, �����  'A high cla*�� hotel with reasonable ratei  centrally located���ten minute* from C.  P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.  The Forward Adult Bible Class'  which meets, at the Methodist  Church every Sunday afternoon  invites your presence. Scriptural  ' Official intimation was received  on Monday of the death at the  front of Capt. Alexander C. Bosi  tock, eldest son of Senator Bos-  tock of Ducks,-who was killed in  action at Co^ieren on July 26.  Pte. Wm. Dryborough, cam"  home on leave this week. He has  transferred from the 102nd to the  Forestrj Battalion for overseas,  Pte. Dryborough was in the S.  African war,  Agassiz, Oddfellows hall,  Hope, courthouse  Yale, court-house ���*' -~  North Bend, court house  Lytton, court house         ,.���   ���������   DUUCU, Ashcroft, courthouse  that the measure is class legisla- Cache Creek, post office  tion of the rankest type inasmuch Canford. post, office  as it allows the man of means to rw,J" ��"' '-  secure all the liquor he desires bv  importing it from outside points,  but at the same time places a  handicap on the workingman  who can only afford to buy his  beer by the glass. This argument is directly along the line of  the remarks of Mr. Parker Williams, member for Newcastle, on  discussion of the Bill in, the house  when he openly declared the Act  to be class legislation and stated  thatwhile he "would vote for  Prohibition that would prohibit  he would never have anything to  do with such lopsided, jughandled  imitation such as the present  Bill."  The Act is also objectionable  to trades unions inasmuch as  many of its clauses were declared to be un-British and unfair,  It was pointed out that clause 29  provided that any person could  tell a constable that he suspected a man had liquor illegally in  his possession. On this information, and without disclosing  tbe name of the informer, the  constable could enter a man's  house, break into all the rooms,  closets, etc without a warrant  Such provisions were severely  criticised by members of the  labor councils ns absolutely opposed to the British idea that ''A  man's house is his castle."  Jn-taking the action jhey did,  the coungils were ajao moved  by  the feeling that they should support the large ��� body of  working-  men, who are today either directly or indirectly engaged in connection  with   the   operation   of  licensed premsses. It was stated  that 3700 mehiare now thus employed and that 6000 persons are  dependent upon theiri for'a living  This does not include over: 1200  employees of   licensed premises  who are now at the front.   As  the Prohibition Act would mean  that those men would be thrown  out pf work, the councils -considered that legislation  leading, to  such action,   especially at this  time should be vigorously opposed;    i ��� X 7'7'. Xx  ��� Mian}' delegates who, took part  in the   council, discussions said  that they   were   Prohibitionists.  They stated, however, that they  were'opposed to the Act .boca-jse  it was not a Prohibition Act in  Come and See  My selection of  New Fall and Winter  Suitings -  just arrived. Iri spite of difficulties experienced in securing  I Cloths from the English mariu-.  facturers, the S ami-ready Tailoring Company lias been able to  maintain its reputation for widely  varied selection and unequalled  values.  Come while the selection is at  its best.  Suits from $18 to $40  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  Household Banking Accounts  in The Bank of Toronto have  been found by many to be a great  convenience. The accounts may  be opened in the names of husband or .wife, and either may  deposit or withdraw money.  Interest is paid on these accounts  twice a year.  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  ���HotPieseverySaturdayT-  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor I  [����� ���*����2����2**J,��J,*J�� ��j����!��%*��2����2�� ��J�� ���J*��I,��2**** ��J,*J**I**** ���2*#J"*5**3*  'P. Taylor of Aspen Grove was  in town this week;  any real sense of the .term,  provision being made in it. for the  purchase of liquor by importation  or other wise just as freely-7 as is  now   the   case.     They   plainly  stated that they did not consider  a vote  against  the 'Prohibition  Act a vote,against the;principle  of Prdhibi.tipn^ as to their minds,  the passage of such an; act - as  was proposed would not in any  way lessen*the'; purchase ...'or ��� consumption of liquor.   As a matter  of fact, although it iiiight tend  to decrease the consumption 7of  health giving beer (the working-  men's usual beverage),'it would  ���ictually increase the consumption  of whisky and spirits, a condition  which was not for the best interests of the workingman or the  province. advt.  Thank You!  The response to out advertisements has been most gratifying.  We are doing our utmost to live  up to this confidence by doing the  very best finishing for Amateur  Photographers possible.  Why not have your best films  enlarged ? We charge very reasonable prices, from fifty cents each.  BRIDGMAN'S STUDIO,  413 Granville Street'  Vancouver, B. C.  Please note the new address.   ,  The members of the Epworth  League will meet as usual next  Mcnday' evening. Bro. Frank  Thompson will give a paper oa  ''Stephen.'/'  mm Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Aug. 4, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  *Che House of J&erit in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We have one of the best thought ofand 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  "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Dam: Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  Commencing May 3, " VICTOR  *   r JlLGO " 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  t Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  "MAJOR   HUGO"  Will Stand daily   at  the   Ranch  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  ' For further information apply to  D.  DODDING, (Owner)  Lower Nicola - B., C.  I have secured the local agency for the  Cascade Laundry Co.  of Vancouver.   All linen must be handed in by Monday Evening if delivery ia  wanted Saturday evening of  the  same  week.   Price list on application.  ANDREW  EWART, The City Tailor.  ^^^5xS^SlGSSSS3Kj  <gy>   S^'ir0  W$k Jro/n  iBffi -Fresiim&nYe&r  to  Senior  (iThe one constant,  reliable companion  of every student is  irt-*$M%-.t?i<>'''TVma&itja- '"���T  Watermaris(��)Fountain Pen  Tti�� pan -*ltl�� *i)��iy\t\*   Clip-Cap  because U writes at thc very first  stroke, writes stcndiJy and keeps on  writing lilt the lust drop of ink in tlie  pen is exhausted. The Clip-Cap keeps  it always at hand ready for instant use  in thc lecture*room, examination-room,  study, on the car,���anywhere. Sold  by the best dealers everywhere.  E. WATERMAN COMPANY, LTD.  107 Notre Dame Street West,  MONTREAL  K. V. R. Places  Penticton on Map  Penticton is now as close to  Vancouver as Kamloops, The  mileage by the old main line,  Sicamous, route is almost cut in  two. Fruit picked in the after-  hoon can now*be on the Vancouver market before noon the next  day. There will no longer be  any difficulty in the coast housewife getting that rare delight���  a tree ripened peach.    _  The Kettle Valley railway has  cost up to date close to $20,000.000  From now on twelve engines will  be used on the��Pentictori section  of the through line .and before  Christmas the train master reports that this number will be  increased to thirty. As there  are five men to a crew this  means one hundred and fifty  men. Probably as many more  will be required iri theTshops,  and with the section hands and  the office men, the total will likely run considerably more than  three hundred who will live in  Penticton. As there is hardly  a vacant desirable house in that  town there will have to be ".some  building. '  There is no doubt that mining  activity in theKootenay is assist  ing in the prosperity that, has  met this new line from'the opening in June one year ago. Supplies and powder that' formerly  went by way of Revelstoke and  the Arrow Lakes now] goes this  way, and the transfer from train  to barge and boat is avoided.  And by tapping the rich stores  of wealth in the Similkameen a  new source of wealth is opened  almost at Vancouver's very door.  News from Andrew  Paton Received  Here Last Night  Last night Mrs. James Paton,  received a post card from her  brother-in-law Pee. Andrew Paton, dated June 25th. He is a  prisoner of war at Dulmen, West-  falia, Germany. Don't worry  over me, he writes, He mentions  food comforts that would be  welcomed, cocoa, sugar, tea,  buttef, jam, cheese, cake, tobacco. Tom Smith and W. B. Ross  are with him as prisoners.  To Commemorate the  Second Anniversary  In the Park Today  McCormick & Deering mower  repair parts at W. H. Cowen's.  ��� Services in St. Michael's'Anglican Church on Sunday will be  as follows: 8"a.m. Holy Communion, 11 a. m. Morning Prayer  <tnd Holy Communion, 3 p. m.  Sunday School, 7,30 p.m. Commemoration Service, Special  war hymns and sermon.  CITY OF MERRITT  PROGLAMATION  I declare a Public half-holiday  in the City of Merritt, B. C, on  Friday, August 4th, 1916, on the  occasion of the [second Anniver-  sery of Britain's declaration of  war.  Signed  A. Jackson  Mayor  Merritt,  August 1st, 1916  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 As-1  . sesdment work and Prospecting  undertaken for companies. I  have a complete outfit and will  take coutracts in-mines. Correspondence invited.   '  Wm. McNeill, Merritt, B.C.    ..  GET THIS CATALOGUE  SAVE MONEY  The Best Ever  issued; Skates,Skating  Boots, Hockey Sweaters, Uniforms, and  Complete Outfits,  Snowshoe*, Moccasins,  Skis, Toboggans.  We want every Man  interested in Sports  of any kind to get  our large Free  Catalogue. Prices  right and satisfaction  guaranteed.  Immense Stock  prompt shipment.  You "can save  money by getting  Catalogue to-day.  T.W; BOYD & SON ,  Notre Dame St. West .  MONTREAL  Wis Clark, who is financially  interested in this district arrived  in town last evening and is registered at the Coldwater hotel.  New post offices will be inaugurated at Copper Mountain and  at Brookmere about the first of  next month.  Now the new Hope cut-off  route to Vancouver is open  travellers can effect a substantial  saving by going by the short cut  The transportation from Merritt  to Vancouver is $6.70 via Brodie  agtinst $8.70 via Spences Bridge  and the main C.P.R. line, and  for the return trip $11.15 via  Brodie against $14.65 via Spences  Bridge.  A baseball game will be'played  this afternoon in the Park be-  tweed Merritt and Canford. The  game will start after the Commemoration services.  Today, at Voght Park, residents of Merritt and district will  assemble to commemorate the  second anniversary of the British Empire's entry into the war.  and to pass a resolution expressive of the determination of the  people to assist in the prosecution of the war until complete  victory has been obtained by the  Allies.  Patriotic speeches and war  hymns will be rendered. Ladies  of the Patriotic Guild will serve  refreshments during the afternoon. The proceedings are scheduled to commence at 1.30.  ������K">-J"����;��3��*vK��  *  WANTED -Experienced girl requires position either as children's Nurse cr General work.  Address Box 30, Merritt, B. C.  G. H. Clark, assistant post  office inspector has sp��;nt three  days in the district, making the  usual periodical inspection of the  various post offices in the Valley.  MrB. N. J. Thompson, wife of  the vicar of St." Michaels Anglican church, left on Tuesday's  train for North Vancouver to  spend a vacation at the home of  her mother."  Messrs. H. C, Brewster and  M. A. MacDonald, Liberal leaders  with Joseph Walters, will address  a public meeting at the Rex  Theatre tomorrow, Saturday  evening, at 9 p.mr    1  �� ' X  Enquire our Prices!  t-  *  ROSE   MARCHE  FOR UP-TO-DATE  ALL MILLINERY AT REDUCED  PRICES  :..k^^4��:��**^*****<hk��x~:<*��:  X  ���  t  t  x  *  X  Red Cross Society's  Very Successful Year  Very Choice Bacon '     v   . per lb. .29  Small   Hams per lb. .22  Salt Pork per lb. .22  Pure  Lard 3^1b. tin, .60, 5 lb. .95,'10.1b. 1 90  Sugar 10 1b. bags 1.10, 18 lbM.90  Milk.     St. Charles or Canada First, tall tin,      2 for .25  Butter Our Special Local Supply, per lb. .40  Tea Braids Best, 3.1b. tin 1.50  Coffee      Nabob, thc Coffee for Quality,        per lb. .45  Tomatoes Grown and packed in B. C."     Per tin, .15  Prunes   in sealed tins containing 5 lb. of  wholesome fruit,  Milk  each .75  3 tins for .50  tins, each .35  2 pkt. for.25    t  Eagle Brand  Soda Biscuits 2 lb  Choice Selection of dainty Tea Biscuits,  very fresh and crispy  Nabob Custard and Tapioca Quick Pudding 2 pk. for .25  Seeded Raisins per pkt. .10  CleanedlCurrants per pkt. .15  B. & K. WheatjFlakes full weight no china, per pkt. .30  Large Gram Japan Rice 3 lbs. for .25  FLY��SEASON,"Attack the Pests  With Wilson Poison Pad, .10 leach, and Finch's Fly  Tapes at 3"for .5  Men's Cotton Socks  Men's Lisle Socks Black only  Blue Shirts Strong make and finish  Blue Stripe Overalls all sizes  Men's Fine Cotton Underwear  7 pair for 1.00  3 pair for .50  each .90  each 1.25  per suit. 75  Boys' Blouses and Shirts  at .60, cnd].65 each 7,::  THE   MERRITT  **<������**������**���������*****���******���> *****��**'��,*5'*'5'*5''5*,5'*****^********  HESLOFS MEAT MARKET  PRIME [BEEF,  MUTTON,  PORK AND  FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES     .  EXTRA,   SPECIAL   SHIPMENT   OF,  Cherries,Plums, Tomatoes, Cucumbers  LOCAL  MUTTON  CRUSHED.  BONE, makes excellent Chicken Feed, 5-^.25  "STORE   OF   QUALITY"  Our Motto  {Continued ��iom Page One.)  member who lives in the town  and who has Red Cross interests  very much at heart.  I wish to thank all the officers  for their faithful co-operation  and help, and every member [on  all committees. I wish also to  thank the general public who  have time and again stepped into  the breach and helped us out of  deep water when funds have  been low. This fact has given  me just a3 much courage *to do  my best to carry on the work of  my office.as the continued efforts  of our committees.  During'the winter, the ladies  of Canford Mills formed a Red  Cross Branch and constituted  themselves, pro tern, as a ���sub-  hranch of Merritt. They forward  to us any3 funds collected ^by  them, we supplying ,them with  materiale^nd their made up garments, etc.,. are, included7in our  bales ,tq Vancouver.  A Junior Branch of the Red  Cross was organized-two months  ago, ,and under the leadership of  Mrs. rSadler is doing excellent  work^ The "enthusiasm .of the  young people as shown by the  work that they have accomplished already, is, or certainly ought  'o be,an inspiration and incentive  fo the senior members to do more  work than ever, and at this time  surely, when we read of so many  casualties-, the'people of Canada  cannot for one" moment relax  their utmost efforts on behalf of  either sailors or soldiers, whose  grip.upon the enemy has never  been let slip for one instant.  We'l&hould all of us realize this  as we enjoy our daily pleasures  and freedom, for ours would be  a sorry plight if, through any  neglect of ours or failure of continual and unceasing efforts to  "do our_share~(and"our"share"is indeed a very onerous and great  one) the enemy should be able to  gain control of the sea and our  fair Dominion,and visit us doubtless witn the horrors of Belgium  and Northern France, of which  only the other day, we had  another example. If only we  will attempt to realize the awf ul-  ness of the incessant bombardment that our brave boys are  subject to, our work, I am sure,  will increase in volume, and a  real amount of love will be worked into every sock and every  garment.  Respectfully submitted  Clara V. Plummer '  '  President, Merritt  Branch, C. R. C. S.  ���   ������  ���  .  Secretary'8 Report '  The Merritt Branch of tne'Canadian  Red Cross Society purchased during the  /ear the following materials :  696 yds. white and striped flannelette,  '55 lbs. and 4 skeins wool for day socks,  23 1-2 lbs. white wool, 90 1-4 yards of  sheeting. 390 yds. cheese' cloth, 170 1-2  yds. unbleached cotton, 11 1-2 yds.  of  jiderdown for bed boots, 47 1-2 yds. of  eiderdown for dressing gowns, 9 spools  ed embroidery cotton, 41 gross safety  pins, 4 doz. bunches tape, 1 larga spool  tape, 5 boxes knitting cotton, 5 gross of  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices andZestimates  on anv or all branches of the  Plumbing'Business  Pumps  FITTED7ANP; REPAIRED .  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TIH8MITH8  Repair.Work.of All Kinds  Dr. JACKSON,  Dentist      ��  Has Opened Dental Rooms iplthe  JACKSON BLOCK  immediately oyer -the Post Office, .  when his professional services'will  . be' available and appointments  ?      J      [-' made.  buttons, 28 lbs. non-absorbent cotton','  21 lbs. absorbent cotton, 4 pkgs. 1 roll  and 100 yds.-iiospitalgauze.  . List of articles ma.de up and shipped  to the Central depot, Vancouver ; ^ ���  77 enteric shirts, 34 nig'it shirts, 31-  suits pyjamas, 173 pairs grey wool sox,"  38 pairs white wool bed sox, 100*'knit  wash cloths, 125 T bandages, 62,. pads,  8 pro laparatomy stockings. 9 knee  bandages, 13 cap bandages, 12 ahd<t>  minal bandages, 109 rolled bandages 5  yds. each, 26-MT bandages, 51 eye-  bandages, 10 prs. bed boots, 1 linen  sheet, 774 hospital handkerchiefs, 1132  linen mouth wipes, 10 elbow rings, 1  bottle marking ink.  Surgical Dressings :  2600 gauze wipes. 180 compresses, 190  sm ill pads, 300'large pads, 610 absor- -  tent sponges,,38_surgicaLkits.   Gladys M. Boyd,  Secretary  Treasurer's Report  RECEIPTS  Membership dues and fees  Junior Red Cross dues and fees  Sundry donations  Tag Day Collection  Raffle^of.Mrs.'Guichon,s  centerpiece  Turkey draw  Prisoners of war boxes  Canford contribution  Sale of programs Empire Day ,  Profits on sale of Red Cross pins  Sale of wool and material  Sale of Red Cross pins  Dances and whist drives  Red Cross Concert  Bank interest  % 62.25  6.95  32.10  88.00.  48.00  40.00  47.19  '5.00  11.75  ,2.50  36 75  5.25  -216.Q0  119.85  - 1.75  $722.34  EXPENDITURES  Donation to St. John  Ambulance  Material purchased  Dances and sundry expenses  Red Cross pins  Soldiers Christmas gifts  Prisoners of war contribution  Bank balance $67.01  $ 88.00,  463.51'  37.17  8.76  50.0]|  Cash  .35  Marjorie J.  67.36  Seaton  Treasurer  *v<f  v;l


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