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 THE   HOME PAPER  'TORTHE ?7GlTW^oftlMERRlTT  .AjSlD    THE   NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol..5. No. 29  Hon. W. J.  'MERRITT,* B:C",!FiiDAY,   JUNE   11,   19_5^k  :    ,���;���::  ,^-.,-ji--.;o;.-.-::.-*^.;^^TF.  , ������ - __1 ���������������?....������'������*.:*&������.  Price 5 Cents  Waiting to Hear  From Hon. Bowser  City Council and Financial Sit-  t- nation.      C.P.R^%o*��ingf.  Other Business  As under the present stressful civic  financial.conditions in whieh  the city  finds itself placed through the extreme  difficulty of getting in back  taxes  the  borrowing; capacity has heen cut down  to $9.5fK). of which $9,200 Is earmarked  for sinking fnnd and interest on municipal debentures,  the City Council in  regular session on Mondav evening declared itseif helpless in th��..matter<^of  negotiating a'loan, requested by the  School Board    The trustees put in a  written "application* that**the Council  put through a money -by-law," under'  section 20 of the act to raise $2,200  ���gainst     certain    taxes    for   meeting the running expenses of the schools.  This'the Council unanimously felt they  were legally unable to do,  as by so  doing the sinking* fund and" debenture  interest  charges would be   seriously  jeopodised.j Not only   that," the city  would be unable to find  any bank 'or  individual to lend money in such circumstances,   ,^" ���''*'  In order to try and find some means  for the City to extricate itself from  the ^difficult situation in which it is  placed City Clerk Priest wrote to Attorney-General Bowser for advice re-;  apecting interpretation of certain sections of the'act'which appear contradictory,, but he had to report that no  answer had been received.  Th'  ALL ALIEN ENEMY  Consults ^  Surtal of Utrltma nf  , ffiitfittauta  Important Ruling  in Test Case  Judge S we mon Quashes  Conviction.     County Court Sea*  aion Lasts Four Day*  Photograph1 depicting scene* following  the Ion of the Lusitania. This picture  ���how* sixty-six coffin* interred in one  grave in Queenstown Cemetery. They  were buried with full military honor*.  ," O hear tu when we cry to Thee  For those in peril on the sea."  i matter  ���waa ncroreifiglv laid over for^the con-  ^si'd't'ration'of tnVfinance coihmifte&T"  ���> ���. Railway Orosslo*-  A, letter was read from Supt. F. W  Peters of the C. P.   R. stating that  after inspecting the region of the Chapman strppt crossing, in eompinv with  Mavot- J. Walter**, he had found that  with  thif>  rrnsfiine, closed   a   ��-enuiti<*  hardship would be affected on the residents contiewift.     If,  therefore,   thp  Board of Railway, f-Jommissioners approved the scheme, the Company would  he informed agree to a crossing being  mug.**** at/thSt point opposite  Bridge  Street, subject to the usual regulation?  for tbe protection  thereof.    > On the  suggestion of Aid. Ransom it was re-  aol^d that plans and data be prepared  in readiness for an application for such  a crossing to be put in.  City Engineer*** Report  City Engineer's report on the slight  damage done by the electrical storm to  the light and power plant and the re-  v commendation that lightning arrester?  be procured to save damage against  serious l<v-s in future, was referred to  the consideration of the water and light  committee.  *    > By-law*  "She fears for her brother and  his little boy havingr yet heard  nothing from them; but,' unfortunately no uncertainty, surrounds the fate of her father,  , as before leaving Queenstown  > - she -was called to the melancholy duty of identifying his  ���dead body]"���The Scotsman.  This is the sad statement prefacing ���an interview Miss jChrissie  Aitken granted to the leading  Scottish journal on - her terrible  experiences in the world's ghastliest maritime tragedy,  shortly  after arriving" at the home of her  uncle/ W. M. Marshall, at Davidsons Mains,   Peebleshire,  Scotland        A   clipping .from   the  ' Scotsman'V, is; just to  hand  having been received by "Crissie's  brothers���Jack-and William, Aitken of this city.  Full details res  pecting Miss - Aitken' and her Experiences have already been pub-1  lished in the "News," but one  or two additionaPaxtracts throw  new light on the final hours when  Merritt losted two revered' citizens,and a gentle child. ,-*,,;  ; The excerpts givfe^additional  details of what Miss-Aitken  when the calamity occurred.  She said:���      >  ! "Instinctivly I seemed to know  , that.we had been torpedoed for  it had been in our minds right  across the ocean.    I was in*  the cabin when it struck and  it seemed to hit a part of the  boat near me. ��� The smoke was  , already rushing into our cabin  and I rushed up above."  > ^n connection with Miss Ait-  ken's mysterious premonition of  some strange happening it might  didtflffi  here be stated that half an :h"our  before the disaster.! Chrissy;'.-for  sprite reason.even'now' unknown  tq herself, took oft all her jewelry, rings, bracelet�� etc., >and  plkced them in her grip/ ' " -  k    Wag iReJEiued Lifebelt    :  said'how lardi*-  remark made by   a  steward  made me think the boat was  going to be swamped like one  before it, and J' jumped over  board; _ After I regpin^dJ consciousness ���'. -t'wag' ' floating  amongst- the^wreckage, rand  1 the ship had gone."     .  , Alter relating how she saw ar  upturned-boat with three men on  ciplined steward-had prevented it ��nd struggled to it, chilled with  her from getting a lifebelt' from [dampness and exposure, she tells  the saloon,    compelling her to! how she,was taken off< by a col  'go back for one in her cabin, and  how,'* after   seeing '"the smoke  thereon deck again:'She proceeded,��� \   ^' ' '    "  "The women were very' calm  and the crew just splendid. One  of the crew noticing I had no  ���lifebelt took off * his own ,and  fastened it round  me.    The  ship was dipping over to one side  terribly, and after we got into  the boat and it was lowered, a  minesweeper to  lapsible  boat,and   afterwards  taken    in   a  Queenstown.  , Chrissie is still an invalid suffering from the effects of fumes  given off, it is thought,. by the  torpedo. Her companion, who  she did not see after the .ship  was hit; was a Miss- Horsburgh,  who was on her way to Abbeyhill,  Edinburgh/- "->'  " Germans the   .  Scum of Europe "  Says Major Matthews.   Stirring  ��� description of how hia regiment  held out against the foe   A communication from the Inspector  of Municipalities re the drafting of bylaws 48 and 49 was referred to the  water and light committee.  Mail  Service  It was rasolved that the City Clerk  write to the C. P. R. and the postoffice  anthorities with a view to getting an  improvement in the mail delivery from  the west which'ia considered to inflict a  hardship on business people,   and on  the citizens in general at the weekends  no newspapers from  the Coast being  obtainable between Friday night and  Monday morning.   It was felt by some  of the board that the resolutions would  have greater weight if backed by strong  petitions from the people.  '\     Decision* in Brief  That, the request of Chief W. Aitkei  for minor repairs to reel equipment of  the fire brigade be granted  the  police  committee to attend to  the matter.  That the report of the sanitary committee re dumping ground, submitted  by Aid. McFarlane, be accepted and  filed.  That the petition, voiced by Aid.  McFarlane on behalf of citizens at the  east end, for city water facilities be  left to the water and light committee  for their consideration and report.  That the financial statement, as audited, for the quarter ending March 31,  read by Cityjcierk Priest, be accepted  and filed.  Mayor J. Walters presided over the  session, also present being Alderman  H. McLean, G. F. Ransom, J. McFarlane. A. McGoran and R. S. Jackson  with City Solicitor M. L, Grimmett and  City Clerk Harry Priest. Aid. Ewart  was not present.  A stirring description of the engagement in which Major Harold Matthews  was wounded at the front is graphically  told in an interesting letter just received from the Major to his near and  clos. friend Mr. Tom-Heslop. "My  regiment has been much complimented  by General Smith Dorien," states Major Matthews, ���' it was the only one of  the allied forces in the trenches at the  time that did not giveway when gassed  by the Germans. It cost 19 officers and  600 men in killed, wounded and missing  for us alone."  Major Matthews, it might here be  recollected is attached to the Sth batt.  2nd brigade Winnipeg Rifles.  " After the 48th Canadian Highlanders on my left had been driven out, I,  with one company on my left, held out  for thirty-six hours, after the Germans  had tried desperateJy*undBeterminedly  to get round on our left exposed flank.  It was a hell of a situation, I can tell  you. The battery of our own guns behind us was trying hard to keep the  Germans in their own trenches by  shrapnel fire_but thpy kept,dropping  just a little short." _ ��� ,   "  "I might say the .German,. trenches  were only 150 yards away. 'One,shot  killed two of my machine .gunners,  wounded three and 'knocked a gun'  out of commission. Not avery pleasant position when you are getting it  Irom the Germans On both' flpnks^.and  front as well. I was'not wounded in  the trencheBjat'aH.'tiutinextday when  making an attaqk across the open. I  was leading the_fjrmg line of the brigade at the time'.'1' We got on a ridge  but the fire was so hot we had to get  the men to dig in behind the ridge. ]  crawled forward to reconnoitre over  the crest of the ridge and then crawled into a big shell hole. Of course I  thought I was in a fine safe place but  a shrapnel burst right in front of me  and I got it in the leg."  '���Remember me to all the B C.  Horse boys," continues the Major,  " and tell them to send as many good  ' men as they, can. If, my leg-keeps  stiff for long I expect to be sent back  asjan instructor or something of the  - kind. You .will be,interested, too, to  hear that I had a visit the other dav  from Col. Flick.' Capt Rorison and  G. L. Murray.(Nicola.)"  The intense feelings of Britishers in  England against the Germans is demonstrated when a man of the peaceful  temperament of Major Matthews gi��es  vent to his hot indignation by stating :  "I hope the Dominion and Provincial  Provincial  governments will hence  forth reserve the land in Canada for  British subjects as the Germans'and  Austrians   have   repeatedly  proved  themselves    to   be   the   scum    of  Europe.'"    ''  Regarding his wounds, 'the Major  states that his leg is slowly healing but  he still has to use crutches. In a reference to'the work of the Canadians in  the critical engagement he comments  that they by their determination and  sacrifice uhdoubted'y saved the day for  the British army.  Major Matthews wrote under date of  May 18th, from,the Canadian Military  Hospital at Shorncliffe. England.  Rev. Connor Gave  Farewell Sermon  Passed Observations on His Ex.  periences in Ministerial Work  Here.   Expresses Thanks  After a four years ministry in Mer  ritt and the Nicola Valley, the Rev. C.  F. and Mrs. Connor left here on Wed-  nesday~morning~for���the Coast where  the reverend gentleman  has now as-  Auto and Locomotive Accident at Kingsville Crossing  Jack Fairley had a narrow escape on  Wednesday when an automobile he was  driving collided and was badly damaged  by a construction car on the Kingsville  crossing of the K.V.R. The car got  stuck at the intersection and was just  moving across when the collision took  place.   Lupkijy Jack was uninjured.  We beg to announce that on and  after July 1 st, 1915; we will sell for  Cash only, and'all" accounts owing to  us on that date must be paid or arranged for before July 17th, 1915.  merritt meat market  nicola Valley Meat market  sumed his duties as pastor of Kerrisdale|  Methodist Church.  Concluding his   sermon   on   Sunday  evening the departing pastor said he  wished to pass a few observations on  his experiences during his four years  ministry in the circuit, in the hope that  what he said might prove helpful to the  work of the new pastor, the people and  the church.    Thoughtlessness by some  persons when in church he said, often  took  away from   the  reverence  and  quiet calm of the service, and he would  J like to see less moving about and disturbing actions that take away from  the full reverential aspect of the devotions.   Unstableness in religious life  and thought wa3 a characteristic which  he would like to see removed from their  midst.   The Rev. Connor also told how  a methodist in Merritt had told him  that he did not join the church for two  years because it took him that length  of time "to find out that certain statements made about the minister were  untrue. '  He urged the people not to  talleamongst themselves or nurse griev  ances against   their  pastor,   without  first investigating the reasonableness  for the petty talk and telling it frankly  to the pastor.  He dwelt at length on how a man  with, the best and highest motives could  be easily misunderstood. v  After a reference to the hardships  he experienced when first entering the  work her? he told of the present splendid and healthy condition of the church  work.   The Epworth League has never  Church work the sairieV'    "  *  The Re**-. Connor appealed to the congregation togive^the sameU'nspiring  support to the incoming minister as had  been accorded to him and thanked^the  different organizations and th'e officials  for their splendid services during'the  stay of himself and wife in the Valiey.  They would carry away with��them  many'happy memories and thoughts of  the kinddess extended to them.  During the service an anthem was  ably rendered by tftT^ihoir ~uria'er���tlie  leadership of Mr. A. Limb, Miss Carrington presiding at the organ. There  was a full congregation.  A feature of the service was the  hearty congregational singing. Familiar  hymns were sung, the electric light  having been suddenly extiuquiahed owing to the storm.  An important judicial dicision which  possibly may lead to an amendment of  pertain portions of the Act governing  the regulation of automobiles on public  Wghways in B. C, was given by Judge  ���Swanson in a test case heard at Yale  Gountjr Court held in Merritt this week.  The decision of (he judge will have  'far reaching effects.  . Some time' ago Magistrate Morgan  fined Solicit r M.  L.  Grimmett  five  dollars and costs for leaving his automobile standing on the road outside of  his oflice after darkness without the  front lights burning.   The charge was  laid on the instance of H.  Grieg. * Mr.  Grimmett appealed the case and the"  arguments  he   presented   and   whfch  Judge Swanson upheld went to show  that the whole question rested on "the  interpretation of the law. oHis Honor  Honor decided that the law, as it now.  stands does not'prevent tfie lights of' a  car being out on the front when it is  not in motion and the convicton was  oxderedlo be3quashed.      The judge  commented that whatever- action, bad  been taken in other- plapes^did^ifftt *af-  .  feet-the point:at tissue, .and^tBaV the ^  act was notjntended topenaliMjowBera7.'  of cars who nad a p��rfecfcV right 'to '  -land their cars.on  a public'highway/ :  writhdut headlights-burning so rlong i as i  the car, was not in motion;  . ,   -,���,-.��  ��i.i-��J .. ^ c. . TrUU-    ._ ���    .      v   ., t.03  JM. L. Grimmett vs. H. Greig. .Libia>r  *was an,appeal from iTconvicUonof Mr.  Grimmett for a violation of'the' motor,,  actiy allowing his car to"stand Before*3'  his office with'no lights burning on the -  front.   The whole, question, hinged, on  the"interpretation of*'the law and after*  hearing Mr. Grimmett's argument Hia  Honor decided that the law as it now  s-taads' doess not  prevent" the. lights,2  being out on  the_front of a car when  not in motion and the Conviction was  ordered'to be quashed:      *     " '  S Costilloir vs. Michell."' This .was' an**  aejtton brought by the plaintiff to; recover from the defendant the price of-;  a cow which he alleged the, defendant J  Jiad sold to him and later 'sold again to -  H. S. Cleasby. The,case took'all day ,  Wednesday and hinged on the identity ~  of*the cow. The defendant sought to'"~  prove that the cow she 'had sold < to*-'  plaintiff*, and that he. had claimed to i  have los't had two brands and not one..,.  This point was argued' all day' and the *  defendant had established the fact that"''  re  Only Coal Will be  Used on K. V. R.  been'better,  the^Sunday School was I pany," Merritt  never in better condition,  the genera] I concerns.  "I assure you that Ihad already taken  the .position that nothing' but Coal  would be used for fuel on the K.V.R.  We have always don��.yrhat we could  ' to help Merritt and we will continue  to do *o." '  In this emphatic strain-wrote President  J. J. Warren of the Kettle Valley .railway to" Mayor WaltercPon^ his return  from the railway opening" celebrations  at Penticton. The�� sentiment' this  prominent railway official, expresses  will doubtless give considerable satisfaction to the people of the Nicola Valley especially Merritt, whose prosperity  is wound'up largely iri tlie activities of  the local).coal, mines. NicolaUValley  coal���noted throughout the length'and  bjreadth of, the American continent for  i|s fine quality as fuel for all purposes  ���will be principally used on the new  line. The statement of the President  will, too, cement that happy relation  ship and spirit of co-operation existing  betweenthe management of the com-  people   and   industrial  (here were two brands on one of the  cows.   At thedast moment the plain-")'  tiff; admitted that he had bought one   .  6t>w with two brands but by his own  aid his son's evidence was able to convince tha Judge that he had previously-���  killed;, that cow and Judgement was  givenifor him with.   M. L. Grimmett'*  for Plaintiff, J. A. Maughan  for De- -  fendent.  ��� yip Tai vs.   Armstrong.   Action re  recovery of two fans and damages for  trespass.   Announced' case withdrawn'  under agreement signed by plaintiff,  defendant to pay costs.' J. A. Maughan    '  for'plaintiff, tf. L. Grimmett for de-    t  fendent. {  'Yip Tai vb. Vanhear. This was an action brought by the plaintiff for wrongful distress for rent and for return of    ���  goods, also for board alleged by plaint-    *  iff-to be due him by one of defendants."   '  Action is proceeding.      *��� _-j  ,|}eeman vs. Peterson.   .This was- an- *  action by a rancher of Aspen Grove to  collect charges for carrying freigh^forV  another rancher from Merritt "to Aspeif  Grt)ve.   They had a-quarrel -and^ttie  plaintiff then added a claim for conveying'the defendant  and sued for the  whole amount;* .The defendant admitted, the bill for,the ireight but not for  hitf own conveyance and the  JjKige thought that he ought not  ton pay and so ordered. M. L.  Grimmett for Plaintiff, J. A.  Aiaaghan for Defendent.  Waricouver, Lumber Co. vs.  Clffeig.- Judgement was entered  fo*. Plaintiffs by consent. M. L.  Grimmett for Plaintiff,  ������Thynne vs. Richter. This was  aft action in recover amount of a  Promissory Note to Plaintiff.  Defendant had himself entered  a��Drspute~Note but did^not "ap-*'-  V^r^nd^judgmerit^waft^givfehws  for  Plaintiff   on   his   proving  *'' (CQntlnueH on page i) _ Friday, June 11, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  rT-  i. : 'jrmv  This Drying *��d Tryipgl|^  Hard on the Complexion  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals7   Na-Dru-Co)   Murrillo . f  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Hazel, ^inds Honey  and7 Alum  A.   F.   RANKINE, DRUGGIST  THE  NICOLA  VALLEY  Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES  ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance, $2.00 per year'in Canada.  Britain, United States and Foreign Countries, J2.50.  :i  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News. P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  OKANAGAN ORCHARDS AND MERRITT MINES  President Warren's announcement that the Kettle Valley Railway  will use Canadian coal instead of Californian oil fuel in the operation  of their rolling stock will be received with gratification by ail interested  in the greater progress and development of the Nicola Valley and its  industries.    Would not now be an opportune time for the Board of  Trade to take on a new lease of life and activity, and by sound  and  legitimate boosting endeavor " to keep the Kettle Boiling"  with an  increasing flow of freight and passenger traffic.      A new line naturally  helps to bring about local expansion and growth but it is up to the  different communities to nurture, foster, and stimulate that development  and expansion in every possible manner.    If the citizens of Merritt and  the Nicola Valley wish to see Nicola Valley coal instead of Californian  fuel oil used on Kettle Valley trains have not the management of the  K. V. R. the same reasonable right to expect us to do 'all possible to  stimulate such a traffic as shipping our coal in Kettle Valley cars to  Okanagan towns and for Okanagan centres to ship their famous orchard  products in Kettle Valley cars consigned to Merritt merchants.  Boost Southern Interior of B. C. now and Californian oil and apples  when we can afford to!  CIVIC INTERNMENT  Judging by the isolating effects/of the new mail service to and' from  our City one.should be nearly right in advancing the claims of Merritt  as the best location for an internment or confinement camp in the Province. While1 many citizens are crying out for the internment of foreign  bdividuals they are accepting " lying down"  the internment of the  Town and  ��� District Jottings  Messrs Grimmett, Gay, and  Solomon expect, to journey -jto  Victoria to attend the annual  convention of the Grand Lodge  of B. C, A. F. & A. M. ;  W. H. Cowen and Mrs, Harry  Booth, respsctively representing  the local lodges of Oddfellows  and Rebeccahs left for NewWest-  minster on Wednesday to attend  the forty-first session of Oddfellows lodges.  Town  and. r7  District Jottings  James Bell, of Vancouver, was  in Merritt this week visiting his  brother, Constable Bell, chief of  the local provincial police.  F. E. Holloway, of London,  Ontario, registered at the Cold-  water Hotel on Monday.  ���'��� -��� At a meeting of the fire-brigade  held ut the fire hall on Monday  night the question of the brigade  accepting Penticton and Kamloops invitations to send a team  for the hose reel tests and similar contests at the forthcoming  First of July celebrations in those  cities was discussed at length.  It was resolved that enquiries be  made regarding financial guarantees for travelling expenses be*-  fore acceptances were given. Dr.  Gillis,was elected a member of  the brigade.  During the cold snap on Tuesday snow was seen on the mountains near Canford.  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Priest  entertained a few friends to  whist on Tuesday evening.  community by submitting to it beiegjeut off from the outside commercial  world.  . , i'   i ' '[,   �� ,\ ,',' ,  True, the City Council has sent resolutions of. protest to the, powers  that be but to have forceful weight and to be so convincing as to demand an improved mail-delivery, a strongly worded and largely-signed  petition backed by the entire population is urgently needed.  A popular official of the police  department just returned from  the trenches tells with stinging  sarcasm of his experiences, in  combating the loving- attentions  . The postponed baseball competition, which should have been  held on Empire day, was played  off last week end and resulted in  a win for the firemen who divided  the $25 prize. Costigan and  Barrett's "Bronchos" defeated  the football boys by 11-5 in the  first game but were beaten in the  second by the Firemen's team (sL  bye) by 10-2. The High School  boys failed to field a nine.  THE  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot and Cold  Water..  IJooms   With  Baths.- Floe large Sample Rooms -..-���'���  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  Traveling Public.  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used In the Hotel arc dally from our Ranch  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  !-.  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  of  the wily mosquitos-  some Wil' goose chase!  T'was  Mrs. W. K. Hyslop left here  on Wednesday for New Westminster where she joined her  husband. They will reside there  in future.  LEFT, INCLINE ! !-near the  Mercantile store on Wednesday  night for the grand concert and  dance at the Armory.  ���>  CONCERT OF THE BEST  On Wednesday next, at the  Armory, commencing at -8 p.m.  sharp, a grand patriotic concert  to be followed by a dance will  be given under the auspices of  "D" Squadron B. C. Horse!  This event promises to be one of  the most successful held this  season. ��� The concert program is  being arranged by Mrs.' futiti  and members bf the Patriotic,'  Guild who will also provide the  music for, the dance. The latter  will commence at 10 o'clock;;  Refreshments will be served' at  12.30. General admission 50 eJ  children 25 cents. An energetic  committee is completing details  and an exceptionally enjoyable  time is ensured for the large  number who will attend.  MINING   NOTES  Judge Swanson, of Kamloops,  who has been presiding over the  County Court here this week;  has been a guest at the Adelphi  hotel.  "Its a long way to Tipperary"  but a short .way to the Armory  concert and. dance.  n__________n____________B  Bi-PJroducts Plant  Local collier^ proprietors and  miners^'ill be,interested in,the  announcement that .the, Crows  Nest'Tass'Coal Company is plan-  ning.an extensive plant-for the  manufacture of. bi-produets.  , Trouble at Fernie  OwjngCtbiBritish miners refusing, to work underground with  Austrian and ^German miners,.  and their repeated demands on  the management that the alien  enemies be' excluded, Fernie  miners on Tuesday refused to  work.���Turningdownthe suggestion of the directors that the  matter should be taken u_�� with  the Government, the men were  given an idle dav, to endeavor to  arrange a settlement.  (    ��� i  i   __  Miner is Killed  John Stevens, 35 years of age,  was killed in the Le Roi mine at  Rossland, on June 8. He came  ,to Rossland from Cornwall, Eng.  six weeks ago and has a wife  and six children at Lelant, Eng.  Ihe place to get a neat, dressy  Hat of the Latest Style at less  than city prices, is at the new  Millinery and Fancy Work Parlor,  next ��� to the, New York t Cafe.  Voght Street, Merritt.  Over thirty members- and  friends of the Methodist circuit  were present at the C.P.R. depot  on Wednesday morning to bid au  re voir to Rev. & Mrs. Connor and  their little son Earl, who left for  ,the Coast, where the Rev. Mr.  Connor is to minister as pastor  of Kerrisddle Church. Mayor  J. Walters, was amongst those  present on the platform.'  Eddy Jones has received an  interesting letter from Pte. Dan  bhearer who again tells of jiis  stirring experiences in the fierce  fighting in Flanders.  "The members of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid will .serve, tea,  cake and ices at the store, next  to J. B. Radcliffe's office in the  Walters Block, on a Saturday  afternoon, from 4 o'clock, Good  news for all���a boon to batchers.  Mrs. A. W. Strickland left this  week on a visit to Vaneouvrr  and registered at the Hotel Vancouver.  Bessie  Spokane.  Busk  is a   visitor  to  WHO  S. F. Pliinkett, a buyer of hides  and wool, was' in town at the  beginning.of this week, arriving  from Vancouver.  E. Smith and A. Crawley, from  Vancouver, were guests at the  Adelphi on Monday en route to  Princeton.   J._G._Thynne,_farmer_of_Otter  Valley, was in the City on Monday.  Miss, E. Paige accompanied  Rev. and Mrs. Connor to the  coast on Wednesday.  Employers and business men  with valuable stakes in Merritt  can show their support of the  Home Guard by Falling In Line  and bringing their wives to the  concert to be held on Wednesday  next.  Merritt lovers of good music  will be glad to hear that the  band is being reorganized.  A cat whose home is at the  city power house was half electrocuted and half nerve-stricken  during the attack of lightning on  the plant on Sunday. At the  time of going to press the cat  was still running, and was seen  leaving Lillooet in the direction  of Prince Rupert at lightning  speed!  Mr. J. Slater has been busy of  late docorating Kingsville Manor  house, the newly built home of  Del King and family.  "The1 May report of Chief of  Police-A. Grundy records that  34 cases came before the department that month; the'total receipts from fines and costs  aggregated $529.00; work done  by prisoners represented 110 days  at $1.50, total $166.50.  ���Messrs -McLean-&-Corp -were  awarded the contract for the  rebuilding of the upper portion  of the Central Hall block which  was destroyed in the recent fire.  CAULIFLOWER, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN   ONIONS,  RADISHES  Nicola Valley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  SEED   POTATOES  NicolaMflHey Meat Market  J y[, ^Opposite Coldwater Hotel  -i  The ADELPHI HOTEL  "Uhe House of ��M.erit in  MERRITT,  B.C.  ' We have one of the best thought of and most talked  1 .   i of Hotels inB. C.  TEA SERVED  EVERY AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER    PARTIES    OUR  SPECIALTY  European Plan  ANDREW HOGGAN  I  FIRE  OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  . .   . Dr. , GILL,  Dentist,  ~ (Of Van couverl,  Has Opened Rooms in the JACKSON. BLOCK,  '.over ths Post Office  1 o �������  t   l*  And will be glad 'to receive clients of Merritt' and the* sur- '  rounding communities.      - ''  Special appointments.by arrangement ,  The Patronage of the Public is Solicited.  MERRITT  A large and attractive new  sign advertising the home comforts of the Coldwater Hotel has  been erected by Proprietor Murdock Mclntyre, on the lot .adjacent to the steam laundry, It  commands the( view of the  incoming K. V. R. and C. P. R.  trains.  Keeping up to the times!  t  X  Corporation of the City of Merritt  TAX SALE  To Avoid Cost of Advertising for Sale 1912 and 1913  Taxes must be paid not later t than June 18th, 1915.  Dated this 4th day of Jnne, 1915  HARRY PRIEST, Collector .  TO   WIN?  The man who never fails to embrace an opportunity is the man who eventually wins.  For Fifty Cents we are offering you a chance to Win a Suit Are you going to embrace this Opportunity ? or are you going  to stand by and see other people win and then regret that you never had a chance I Regrets never got you anything but a  grouch. Fifty cents invested in a ticket may get you a Handsome Suit. WHY WAIT? This may be YOUR3 opportunity.  Grasp it now. Make, this question of " who is going to Win " a personal matter. Get, interested, and make up your mind  to buy your ticket on Saturday Night.    Drawing will take place at six o'clock on MONDAY EVENING at our Store. ' BUY NOW  STEPHENSON & EWART, City Tailors  IMSa  ihirfnMaoada Three  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Junb-11, 1915  Ihe:  KSTxVB_.r.SIIK]>_ 3,83p  OF  A Sound Progressive Bank  ���handles customers' deposit accounts with care and accuracy  -discounts drafts and notes  ���gives its customers required accommodation  ���collects customers' accounts . .��� ^  ���transfers money by draft, telegraph or cable "''^"'X  ���buys and sells domestic and foreign exchange J   *  !'        ���issues Letters of Credit for Travellers and Importers  ���ahd in other ways.serves those who employ its facilities  PAID   UP   CAPITAL - -       ; $5,000,<V>0.00  7 RESERVED   FUNDS      *:    . . $6,307,272.00  TOTAL   ASSETS     . . $60,925,164-00  MERRITT BRANCH - - A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  AUTOMOBILE  AND LIVERY  HIRE  ���New:.";^.y^fend-" Car with expert  ; yX Chb\^��\ir for hire at very��-.  ��� ����� X'���.��� -S^re&onable rates7'-: i ���'  MERRITT ��� LIVERY A FEED STABLES  fPHd��|ili84-i!^:>- PROP,  j  -. ���X.:��X'X''^fli^':...-.'X'. '������':' A--.XX  Fresh Bread Daily!   Biscuits and  7      ;'  TiXXyxCakes:;; :'77;ifr'."  FgESH BUTTER kni EGGS  .... From D. Doddings Ranch at       \ ��� : X!X : '1-vwev Nicolax, ��� "*���'  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  .   Bride and. Birthday Cakes  . 'XX'l: ,:'^Our'JSp!bdalty ���?:';\::'.!'-'.3-'''  ML. GRIMMETT, L.L.S.  ...    BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR,  NOTARY  PUBLIC,   ETC.    ,  Solicitor for ike Bank of Montreal]  MERRITT i NICOLA  Heavier Type of  Draf �� Hoirses^are  Wanted by Buyers  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  . :   Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto,  LODGES     i  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205;  ���I'.  Next to  VH_'.' *��'  -*A -%���-'  ^terrtiorftitb? all .Orders.  RINK BUn-PI|^|S  Nicola'Avenue *"-'������'J  on  Am-^m  tyr  f^fttrto  s  Waken  J5t^In!years;to^cqnite you; aXXX:,  will regretgthat you  : have not a\ photo 6f; 7 v  v;   your baby:boy or girl. XX-X  >Think it oyer, and then call and  Me iiunplesat the City Studio. :  Opp.Schools^ ;;        Merritt, >7  HUTTON  Meets in K. of :P.j  ��Hall<every 1st and  4th   Friday  at-g;  :p.ni;: ��� ' !'v'?;:'?'���'XI  ; Visiting Brethren  cordially, invited;1  RALP&HEBRQN  r'"'"  Secretary ' '���'���;'���:  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 33,  '���';'."a.-:'XaM��:r��'.','flB, Ai-m������-".-'���..'.���',  F. S. Gay,  W M.  ���'. Regular meet-:  ings  in Masonic  'Hall;'1 Granite  ave. second Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.ro..,,.,: y.  "- Sojourning bre-  *��� th'ren 'are': cordially invited to attend. xXyAX  ���';.W. A. Heslop,1  ;:-  Secretary; /  ^HAWK BICYCLES  v�� An '.Up-to-date- Ei/h' Grade'  XBlcycleutiedviiaiXcJterCJiain;  tfew Departure Coaster, Brake-  ���and Hubs, ^Detachable- Tires;':  bigh grade equipment, including Mudguards, '* 9 9 eft-  Pump, and-Toola *4��������?!��,.  ^? FREE 1915 Catalogue^  70 pages ot Bicycles, Sundries,  '���and Repair Material: !Vou can  ���buy your supplies from us at J  =W*nolesale-Price��r*        "~    ���  T.W.BOYD 4 SON,  27 NotrettameSL West.lK��tretL  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  MeetsinK. P.Hall  - every -Wednesday  i.;.ati". ;so jX-: yxx.  : yisiting brethren  cordially 5 invited.  J. Fairfoul, ,c;c.:-  W. Cranna,  K. of R. &S  1,:.A specialopportunity is offered  by the Dominion Government to  farmers and others of the Nicola  Valley who wish to dispose *of  Draft horses of a heavier type|  than has hitherto been bought!  for artillery purposes, and , to  those who have horses suitable  for officers chargers. *  To the farmers and breeders  of the Nicola Valley we would  earnestly   commend   that   they  study the advertisement published on this page issued by the  Chief Commissioner for Remounts  for the West from headquarters  in Brandon, Manitoba.  . Prospective sellers of steeds  are urged to note that B. S;-Mitchell,* Government remount officer will inspect horses in Merritt  on Tuesday. June��?22nd, andat  Quilchena on 'Wednesday;'June  23rd.,A -xAX-.':-yy?hX.XX::s:XiX-  l Respecting; the i qualifications  of the horses-heavy -draft must  not weigh over 1550 odd! lbs- ,ahd  any,-\with'"-white) stripes jinnthe  face will be rejected. Horses if or  officers chargers!?,must.ibe-: solid  color.,. f-'^-vT -xXXl:-'W-^--y .'-!'oUH;  \   As   tp -artillery;; and? riding  horses,  these, must not be Ijghl  greys or white,   l?ull particulars  will be found in our advertise-  meht'cplumns. :'.��'>, XXX, X^'XXXf^  Prominent Mason  r Visits Local Lodge  Rt. Wor. Bro. W. C. Ditmars,  Deputy Grand Master of B.C.,  I^F. & -A.M.,-. of Vancouver,,  arrived in Merritt on Monday  evening last and paid an official  visit to Nicola Lodge No. 53, on  Tuesday evening. He returned  to-the coast on Wednesday's  train, During his stay Mr. Ditmars paid a visit to the Middlesboro mines and was conducted  through the workings by Mr.  Piommer. He also made a round  bf other points of interest in the  neighborhood.expressing himseli  as greatly pleased with the country.  BOARD  OF  DIRECTORS:  ���          ���'':   H.V. MEREDITH. Ek,.. Prerideot.  R. B. Aagiu, E<q. E. B. Graeubield., Em.  Sir WiUi-m Macdonald. Hon. Robt. M-ckar.  SirTbok.ShaucIiniur.K.CV.0. C. R. Hasaur, Esq.  A. Baumtarton, Esq. C B. Cwdon. Eiq.  H. R. Drummond. E��q. D. Forbw Ansa*, Em.  Wm.McMastor.EK].  .. .xT~-....  Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor. LL.D.,G��aaraI Manager.  Capital Paid Up      V     $16,000,000.  Rest -       .   ~vr      16,000,000.  Undivided Profits   . 1^52,864.  Total Asset* (April. 1915) 288^62,678.;  ESTABLISHED 1817  BANK MONEY ORDERS  are a safe and convenient means of transmitting money to any point  in Canada or the United States;, Such Money Orders may be  obtained at any Branch of the Bank of Montreal.  A. W. Strickland, Maikger, Merritt Branch.  Electrical Storm  Attacks the Valley  further Donation  I For Noble Worlt  Merritt Lodge'  ; 7The Ladies of the ^riptfc"  Guild have remitted a draft#for  $t39 to:the:tn^urerrof^the"Red  p^bss;Socif ty; ^ndon,|iEng. the  atpount;}; representing ^the v proceedstof; the? Empire Day celebrations held,here,,also $28.2fi  from the; dance organised, by the  Yduhg|fLadies- 56f ^Merritt7 In  connection withfthe lat^r^CiwaS;  decided at' a meeting of the Guild  h^d ftlpnday- afternoon that Secj?  retarj^Mrs. ^y^wrlte to Miss  McGoran and through her thank  allsthe^uhg^jl^dies^bj^the ,;,cifcy;  jwho;,contributed^ their services  and assistance at the. dance..    ,  At about eight o'clock 6n Sunday, a sudden electrical storm  broke over Merritt and district  .The city^power house7was7 at-:  tacked by Jighthing^Jiichdamag-:  ed ore of the switchesarid-other  apparatus in the buildingscaus-  ing a short circuit and .the temporary cutting off of the electricity in the city* Pivelamjp statn-  flards |iri") the streets :\v,ere^also  l^ihaigedi  jnAfter an _ inspection Engineer.  Howes (who fortunately was in  ;the power house at the time^ ef-.  fected Ktemipc'rajy ^repairs ���< and  tjianks* to his "promptitude* !only!  pne hour elapsed before the lights:  Jtere burning as usual.  |.j^t'the1jocal churches the con^  ^regatiori's'r^uivd-" themselves:  ^hinged^into sudden darkness^-  coal-oiLlamps ^having to " be re::  ^^ipned^eforeithe "services  ^opU^prorceed.;; It|is|st;ated'that  jigh'tnihg arresters,vprocurable;  at 16wi,cbst,a!vbvl(d ha*v^^prevent^  ed thejtrpuble-.andiri^  occasiphedi; by |lw)Jigiit^in�� pnj  thevelectricai-systerri^S- iyiXXX ��� >  yFtiei'J��:C. 'GaMMi^^ykj^  hojuncSese-fth^rjappdintmentS of  Nicola1 Man in     ]  ^li::;:SlfelFib^oiior  :.x-A;..  Regular meeting, in the - Oddfellows'  Hall; on the first, and <-third-: Pndays an  each month, at,7i30p.m.-; .The Scarlets  meet on this 14th* of each mdrith." *"  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited/  "! Andre w;Paten;W.M,       '"  11    . !,, .Geo., Slater,^^Recqrding.Sec.T  HppSE FQR; RENTi OR  ;--;^:7^:;SALE;.-!-^---::.7'-  ^^ly^rf(G^TRTIi_l^  ...,..:.....l.... P.,6,:BoxIlO.   ��� ,  ���  -  HUGH  LEITC^  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed   ���  [_P.  O.   BOX   219,  MERRITT,   B.  C.  Gne|bfNicola^s- patriotic^ and  brave ^ydung* soldiers in Pte.  A^rthur Gl Hafton,|pV th(j Fifth  Battalion,*: wasi-this1 week-official-  lyposted,as^being amongst the  wounded in^/Flanders, He was  engagejd.^in^' the, JSovernment  water record' office' at Nicola and  enlisted ^ithrthe/3i3t B. G. Horse.  Katton^ ^haijs;. ifi-om., Hereford,  England,' where his relatives reside. '-His many-friends in Niie-  bia=.andiMerritt^ill wishfor Pter  Hatton ajfi^eedy 'recovery from  his'{. wounds . and "will look forward to receiving good news from  hira in the earlyfutuf eT ���-"'-" ^~^-  Henry,, W.:;Whiti^  ^aileyi'as'lari \mi^i^r\\Merfcxe\  -"'-^xi(^S��,;:\^ai^���^^^  Clerk Jiarry ^riestha^^i^wreek  circulated^^^ribtices'urgiBgtheeitiV  zehsgt;he||minirnis^jt^^yjif of  al lo wing^noxipu?i rjweeds^ such;-as'  wilii 'oats --^etci, *$oi. ���'$&$��� -**--������������"  t^rXproiierpyy^'' ��� y&i 1  Canadian | |G^#iiiiiMt:  n^M 1^3'hahds^Weight 1050 to l^SO^pouhcls   'I '4>���^ *X  ARTILLERY HBR8ES^^g4nsin^  y    15-2 to I fr hands?; Weightnli350 to  5 jtp^iO/years  'X'K^   J^K^WO^Mds  (fQLORS^ J^vllrow^fc  Roans, no Light Greys oriWhites^--.-^i?:..;-:>!: p-xXi.Xv  R EQ UIR EM EN T8/   A^l horses! n^tbem^aUl^  xA.yy hon; as to): flie^, spund;'of; good cbnfewiriatipn^^  - '    ishes or vicei7   Artillerj- horses.broken-to harness^ aiid Wd^le"  ���-������    horses to:ride.       ' ''" ' -,;"U:���   ���-'���: ���^���.^���������^������^^���������������^-'.���^.  IX:  I A'.  MkVY DRAFT HORS|^  !Wdghinf ^ to 1556 piiiirids  6 YNOPSIS OF COAL MINI NO R EGIJ-  ���,,.\--- .,;v:,LATIQN8^Ti*1-3ft'"r;";  ;s or Gent/s Visiting Cards, and  Whist Scoring Cards at the "News."  ]VTCLEAN & CORP  BUSINESS   BLOCKS,  HOUSES, COTTAGES,  BUNGALOWS,  IN   STONE,   BRICK,   WOOD,  OR   CEMENT     "      '       \    '  "^t^^Ypuijelf |  l\'y For HiiFty Ceiits  ��� Stephenson & Ewart's drawing  for suits': will-take -placepn^Moni  day evening next kit six oclock.  Your time is limited for securing  tickets price fifty .cents each." "It  may be YOUR opportunity/~so  dont fail to get a ticket.  Let us figure on your next Job  McLEAN & CORP  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  Tax Sale Notices to  , c Property Owners  Property owners interested in  holdings in Merritt are advised  that City Hall officials are now  preparing to hold a Tax Sale  in the next few weeks also that  taxes must be paid not later thai-  June 18 next to avoid cost ** oi  : dVertising for, sale-;rpro*perty  with delinquent taxes against it.  Dr. H..C. Gill, den"ti_t, is staying atrtHe7XdelphPh<ptelV'""'" "'':"���  Coal mining rights'of tlie Dominion;  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan'and "Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories ������aiid'-j.to?a ^ptorittoniioi: ?the  Province of British Columbia, may: be  leased' for aJ term of twehty^ne years  atan^annual-rental'ofr'ji-anacreHNot  more than 2,660 acres will be leased to  one'applicant. ������* ."-'iXX.-y  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant In person*to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district In which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked outb'y. the 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 bespald on the merchantable  output of the mine at the-rate of fire  centsiper ton!       ' "      - '  Th'e*person operating the mine shall  furnish tbe 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 i  year.*  -/The lease will Include the coal min  ing rights only, but the lessee^ may be  permittee! to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  Fojr   jfull    Information    application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or SubrAgent of Dominion iJarid-. ���   -'.���*''���'��������� ������:���  ��� '-' ���'        ..,,  :(     ;.   :W. W. CORY,   7  Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication  oj i  this  advertisement will*not^be- pa'/  for.���58782.  up and1 active.  .-��� A    :Requireinents~-Must be solid? tolor, * good, conformation,! well.  ���^;b|^n.;^^  '.vvJ.  'hi: ���  ii:-  ']���%''���''������>:.-: yfyi* :3 !^;.;!7:;-i7--Ghief7C6mmw fo^the \Wg8i)  j Horses WJ&Jm^  :������'���'-���: .       ��� ;  Remount Officer, at   : ^i^^rE-i^X-p  QUILCHENA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23.  ���a-;'  iff  DX-:  "tttMwamxwpx  mi.  m  'a.Ui-A-i-\t.  mm:m^miMm&  us-*:  xitM^  Institution  :-    y.yfi'  __-__r ����� f.-i*.  I A Company that7 Hi*>_S made* good in "the Assurance���', Worid 5fr  ..yy. .(*���  A  al  at  ��� \.ls  Subscribed Capital:  $1,000,000,  For Full Particulars -apply to 7 ���   ':ly''''.  -ft, R. CARRINGTON, AGENT FOR NICOLA VALLEY  Or write HeaitTOfHce: r   ! y'~ Xy  409,  BOWER  BUIL0IN6,  VANCOUVER,  BC.  OW Timer  1 Joseph Charles \A.mstr;<Mig,  one*pf:'t_{e best knownold:itimera  in the province and a noted^prpSr  pector'and placed (-miner in^ari-  booc;ih the sixties^'.djedj^t'his.  residence ;at\T$eyf.,:^e^n>iiMter  oh Tuesday after,aflingering- ill-,  hiss, v Aged TO^Mr.'A!rmstron&:  w|s one of ;ihe*joldi|icomnahyfbf  sappiers ,^nd miners]who ;locatedi  iri ^NeW'-^estmins^'fifty-'yeara  ago. We was one of thelargest  shareholders in the; B. G.~ Tele-  phprie ��� - 'Go;, arid' the 'owner of  Harrisori Hot Spring^ He mar^  ried a Miss Freeze who, with his  two ;,daughters,,; v^Mrs.; ������-E.yNy-  i ict\ >!- l-.;  strong,  :;���   ���(������'���.���'���    :-AA  ':;'.!--;,.} .v--i:a;;;'.;(J*  survive;him. . He,3was a:*,//  halJ^brbtlier tp: ex^herriff^. jJ;.->  Arrristi orig, father, of :the present,,.". j  sheariff.^'T.;' ^^ms^rOTg^'The^;.  late George. Bent,r.',,who-,di(ed;;^tjvi  Niepia abiout a' .year ago," andi_^  nel Robert.S.tev.enson,, nbwjof;-.,-  Frihcetori, ^ .and','the! ��� late r - Mr../%'-.A  Armstrong-, mined together in. the7,,...  '/r,.-Y*iy^J v.,-I mi**li'Vi.'' '*'������ -:j 'A '1>:* ".'''���J.'-'-!.  GaoibooK. -iThere's^/.verY .few^of,,!,^  thferold trail-blazers how , left.  >.?''{.  tftt  ���Ai'-  01 WilsbWof _.azy"L"  a busirie  on] Saturday.  ranch,7  was a business visitor in' Merritt!.0'J  Sutherland and Miss Noel Arm-J Hdfrse.  Sergt.*- M^id^ Thbiiias0Smith^;  and Sergt, C. Croly- were^yisitors; ������,>,  in^Nicojai on .Mcmd*a^yenin^ip.n^y-  business  cpricernipgvthe2^M3iio 'ii Pour  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, June 11, 1915  '  '  . " .���      :^S   ��� ���     ���=-  V. -.'.'-  .��  r  a  REX IS OPEN NIGHTLY  Number S Episc^t on WEDNESDAY  The Universal "Weekly* Mondays artd Saturday^  .3'-;  ***M^-^>**M��-ir''>t^  ���  4  ���  _;  -���A'W  REX IS OPEN NIGHTLY  -���:^-H--H^-H'-fr*:-H--H--H^  CORRESPONDENCE  We welcome correspondence on public matters  from our readers. By publishing correspondence  lt docs not mean that wo agree or disagree with  the contents. Iu all cases tbe persons signature  must accompany correspondence���not necessarily  for publication.   Ed.  To the Editor,  ��� Nicola Valley News,  The Mayor** Appeal  With your usual courtesy arid  assistance, I would like to make  an appeal to our citizens and  residents of the Nicola Valley on  behalf of the Canadian Patriotic  Fund.  I am in receipt of a letter from  the Honorary Secretary which.in  part reads as follows:���  I would like to draw to your  attention the fact that so far,  we have not received any contribution to the Canadian Patriotic  Fund from your district, and. I  should be greatly obliged if you  could see your way to bring this  fact to the attention of the prominent citizens in you locality, as  we feel sure that the people bf  Merritt would not like to feel  that in their city the dependants  of soldiers who are giving up  their lives for the Empire are  being supported by subscriptions  received from other places. As  it is probable that you may have  other dependants in your district  besides Mrs and Mrs.    I should be very glad  if something could be done in the  matter of obtaining subscriptions  for the Canadian Patriotic Fund  as if the.dependents of soldiers  are to be cared, for adequately,  every cent will be needed." . '  I am sure this fund has great  claims on us. Subscriptions^may  be sent direct' to W. J. ��� Goepel  Esq, Hon, See. Parliament Buildings Victoria, or to myself at the  City Hall.  ,   Yours faithfully,  Joseph Walters. Mayor  City. Hall,  Merritt B.C. June 7th, 1915."  Breezes From  To the Editor, - 7  Nicola Valley News,  Mr. Harbord's Letter -j  I have read with interest the  various letters published in the  "News" re the internment of  Aliens. As you said at the foot  bf Mr. Harbord's letter last week  there is food for thought in the  whole of it. It is very interesting. There are one or two points  though that are not very clear to  me. First, regarding the ex-  ~ pense it~jrould cost-tK^Gbvern^  ment to intern and keep the  aliens for two or three years.  Would it not be a saving instead  of an expense should it come to  internment, if the Government  made these men work on Government roads for their keep. Referring to Mr. Harbord's3 grand  .old "British justice." We are  all human and the old Mosiac  Law appeals to us more at the  present time than ever it did.  With regard ; to the National  Guard it is to my idea the next  best thing to being on the plains  of Flanders. I see Mr. Harbord  refers to' the German War Lords  as God���foraakbn, well I think hb  puts it Very mildy, as I am rather,  afraid Mr/ Editor you would' not"  print what/1 call them; In con|  elusion I would say toaliBritisK|  ers join the Home Guard and bo  ready, aye ready.  ,r...',-., i-    John M. Thompson  Conet-tvilje,       ;     .v :j  June 1,1915  Nicola can boast of the best  looking postoffice building in the  interior, outside of Kamloops.  Mrs. Munro is the postmistress,  and the service and building is  a credit to any town.  Nicola Lake  Dr. Williams and Lawyer  Grimmett paid. Nicola professional visits Wednesday.  Fred Bai Hey, the smithy, says  he has no kick coming, not even  from a horse, as business is the  best..' .,. '��� .. -���-.-  Billy Bullman of Stump Lake  now owns an auto. So far he  has not broken the machine in to  round up cattle.'        Pete Marquette handles about  three carloads of feed a month.  A carload of flour and grain arrived Monday.  Everything points to a big  crop of cereals and vegetables.  The Nicola will be able to feed  part of the world's hungry. \  Fishing parties from Kamloops and the coast have been  quite frequent' lately'' Nicola  lake is the angler's paradise.  \ "     |      -    "    ' T** ^  The ranges never''looked better. Cattle came through the  winter in fine shape, and today  look like thirty cents���a pound.  A carload of salt arrived Monday. Don't imagine the inhabitants of this section are too fresh.  The salt is for, the, big cattle  ranges. ���  .1  Several of the oldtimers have  purchased automobiles. ' Bob  Clarke says aut'ps are, too glow.  He has nis optics on the latest  aeroplanes.        '  School vacation will soon be  here���much jto the delight of  pupils and teacher. The attendance has been the largest in  years, averaging about 30 pupils,  Miss Mercier has been a painstaking teacher, arid the standing  of the school ranks with the best  in the interior.  Important Rating. In Tett Case  '-       <&���  (Continued from Page One.)  claim. ,r,"    < '  j Traill* vs." tUrdiman. Action  to recover-$150.00. money, advanced and also daita for-hay and  tuiton of a'small child." The defendant admitted the amount of  $150.00. but counterclaimed on  other items. Both7 parties dropped" the, excess "^claimed and  agreed ^to let? judgement go for  $150,00 and costs. * M. L. Grimmett for Plaintjg; J. A1. Maughan  for Defendent.~:iJ  In Chambers j-  In chambers His Honor Judge  Swanson made' the following  orders: -  ,   -  _ Probatejof fh��_will_of,J__Web_.  ster (deceased)' was ordered to  be re-sealed for use in British  Columbia on application of M. L.  Grimmett. -  Smith vs. Peterson et al. Leave  to serve summons on one of  defendants who is now in Alberta was granted.  Re Estate of Capp & Sharpe  doing business as "The Merritt  Garage & Cycle Works:"* On,  the application of the Assignee  of this estate, H. Greig and G.  Mitchell appeared before the  Judge to establish their claim to  rank against this estate, Mitchell  having loaned Capp about $400,  00 on a chattel mortgage, Greig  claimed as Assignee from Mitchell. His .Honor heard the.  evidence .but ; disallowed, the  claim as against the estate and  'directed-that it rankf'ohiy as  against the surplus after' other  creditors,-are, paidr I HisHonor  expressed great sympathy, with  Mitchell arid; regretted that the  law would riot allow him-to permit Mitchell's claim to rank with  others. Under the circumstances  he allowed np:costs to.Jthe jassig-  neeiiari4ianielBwsJb;beipaid out  of the atiteK Ji AliMaughah  app'elreiJ for the Estate.    ���.���*���>���'���"-  Today, Provincial Constable  Bell smartly recaptured Donald  Lamptrue,. who last week broke  jail at Nicola. Lamptrue had  been sentenced tb nine months.  ��� J. M. Wright, editor of the  "West Yale Review" was in the  City oh Monday morning on his  way through to Princeton, from  Hope, where several of the leading business premises were wiped  out by disastrous fire two weeks  ago.'      -"-'���":""' .''*"'  R. A. Lambert, an old timer  of Granite! passed through bere  en route to the coast on Saturday.  He anticipates quite a clean, up  on the river bars this summer.;   '_  ��� ���    - '���- ���������������'���>������ .-,,- : ���.::.''    , .   .!���  :: Palace Bakery ��  '.'. Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc %  '���    Hot'Pies every Saturday.   %,  ;| W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor. J  Taking advantage of the K.V.  R. transportation, facilities, E.C.  Holden,' a Penticton business  man, was in the City this week  registering at the Coldwater.  Shakespeare said "Get thee to  a nunnery," we say "Get thee  to the armory "and help out the  iHomerGuard at the concert and  dance'on Wednesday night.        7  Major Wilson is expected over  to the Smoker at the Armory tomorrow eve.  f What it the matter: with that  watch of yours ? Yod do not  know? Well take it to DORER'S  THE EXPERT WATCH AND  CLOCK REPAIRER.  B. O. Horse will hold a fine  smoking concert in the Armory  on Saturday evening, and promises to xbe as successful as. the  concert arranged for Wednesday  next in the same building.  ' v  Pay - Day Specials I  '" ' AT - J  MERRITT'S CASH      j  MARKET  FLOUR, Household or Five Roses        4Q-lb. sacks 2.25  ROLLED OATS, Ogilvie's 8-lb. sacks, each, ,45  SUGAR, Best Granulated 18-lb. sacks, each 1.62  BUTTER, Fresh Creamery7. .    3-lbs. for 1.10  PURE LARD,     3-lbs. .50,5-lbs" .85, 10-lbs. 1J5  each ,10  ' ' per sack 1.45  5-lb tins each ,50  do?'    .50  Three More of our  Valley Boys Added  to Roll of Honor  MILK, " Canada First" tall tins  potatoes; Ashcroft  MARMALADE, Exceptional Value,'  RA8PBERRY  JAM, Fine*TlaVor  PRE8ERVED FRUITS, C. & B. Fvie Kinds, per tin .19  LEMON  EXTRACT, small bottles each .10  1-lb tins each .45  1-lb. packets, each ,45  , 1-lb. packets, each .40  10 lbs. for 50  2-lb. tins, 2 for .25  per tin ,20  3for;.40  4 bags for, .30  Sergt. H. S. Nicol, Pte. Ed. McAdam  and Pte. Cecil Scrim are among the  Merritt boys this week notified in the  casualty- lists as being among the  wounded. ." ���j  , Mr. Joseph Graham, of this <-ity, has  received word from Mr. Nicol, chairman of directors of the Inland Coal &  Coke Company, that his son, Sergt. H.  S. Nicol, who left Merritt with the  first Canadian contingent,' has been  wounded in action at the front.  Sergt. Nicol left Merritt as a Lieutenant in the B. C. Horse, but 'on the  B. C. Horse becoming merged into  other regiments attValcartier, he was  successful in getting into Canada's  "crack " horse regiment���the Strath-  cona's. -  - Sergt. Nicol, who is a fine strapping  fellow, over six feet.in,height, and a  magnificent horseman, is Veil known in  Merritt', having been'engaged in a secretarial capacity at the Coalhill mines.  His many friends and acquaintances  will hope that the details yet to arrive  will divulgej-hat Sergt. Nicol's wounds  are not serious. . _   ''  Pte. McAdam was well'known here,  he was president of the 'local Social  Democratic Party. He left our city  with the B". C. Horse/,but atValcartier  was drafted in the'6th battalion.  Pte. Scrim, although not a resident  of Merritt for long, was very popular  with those who knew him. ' He was an  exceptionally capable young business  man and for a short time was with the  Merritt Cash Store., He too was drafted from the B.C. Horse to the 5th battalion.      '   '    ' ��� t"  The Clydesdale  Stallion  "Victor Hugo'!  Sire:  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sir Hugo, 10924 "  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  mio.  2nd Dam : Lndy Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  ���rfc.%.5  COFFEE, "Nabob"  TEA, "Nabob" "7   ,  TEA, "Blue Ribbon,"  RICE; Finest Quality  M0LA8SES,  BAKING POWDER,"Magic  TOMATOES, Large tin..   ,  SALT, Windsor Dairy  CHUTNEY, in bottles, regular .25, Pay Pay .10  ANCHOVY SAUCE,        tegular .35, Special*) clear .25  BROOMS, Special 4 string, regular .50, Pay Day .40  SOAP, Sunlight : _^( a iii�� bars.SO  ;   2 cakes .25  per tin, ,1Q,  -.4  ::  ::  SOAP, Palm Olive, Fragrant '  8PICES, Best Brands and Pure  ::  THE  MERRITT  CASH STORE*  * ���  -3^H'-fr-fr^--',^'-H"M"^^    n   The"Boy Scouts met in their  balloon ^ Tuesday-evening. Geo.  Osmond, the S. African veteran,  gave the boys a good night's  drill. ���  Miss C. Barrett left for the  coast today and will later return  to her old home in Ontario to  reside. -  '���  Some dozen friends of Mrs.  and'Miss Pope spent- a"'pleasant  evening at their horde'oh Thursday evening with cards and  music.   w>-  Mrs. Smith and Tom Armstrong 'leftr Vancouver on the  Niagara on'Wednesday.' for Aus-  vralia.  ,     ���>    ,(j> fr jr I'm, ti.  Commencing May 5th, Will Stand  as follows:  EVERY WEDNESDAY  AT   *  D. Munro's Stables  MERRITT  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,  AND  During the rest of the Week  at my Ranch at Lower Nicola j  TERMS: For Season with return !  privilege $12.00 payable at end '  of Season.    To insure with Foal, i  $18.00  For further particulars apply to ���  D. DODDING (Owner),    t  Lower Nicola  -K,C"  The Thorough-bred Brown Horse  " Quickstride "  (Property of Mrs. C. J. Loewen) .  Will Stand at A. J. Cqutlee's  Livery Barn, Merritt  EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGHOUT THE SEASON  Sire : " Sandringhamif*   Dam :.V Nimblefoot.'-'  ��� ,*'*'   'Foaled 1903   .- -���'  V  " Quickstride " is the winner of many races including the  Prince of Wales Handicap, and Victoria Handicap.  " Quickstride's " foals have also 'won many prizes and  races, including the American Derby.     *���' \  Fee: $15.00 payable, at time,of Service  For further particulars apply Lazy "L" Ilanch,--or"to"A. J.  Coutlee, Merritt Livery and Feed Stables.  Dr. Gill, of Vancouver, arrived  in the City from 'Vencouver, at  the week end and has been kept  busy this week rendering dental  services to many clients of Mer  ritt  and surrounding districts.  Wanted.   Carpenter to work  by day or job, framing buildings at Canford. State wagtfc  wanted. Box 99, care "News"  Merritt. '  Wanted. Horse, or Horse and  Rig,, by month, Lower,- Nicola.  State hfre for month,- "Box 77,  care " News," Merritt."  A.   D.   Adamson,   of   Aspen  Grove, returned from a business  trip_to-Calgary���o&-Wednesday_  evening.   ,  Program of Grand Concert  To be given in the Armory on Wednesday Next, June 16,  commencing 8 p.m. sharp.-   ' -Concert will be  followed  by .a  Dance.: *'     *' ' ��� -   A  "God Save the King:" ' \Y '   .   >   -  1 Song and Chorus     " Tipperary "   Sergt-Maj. T. Smith  , ;, ��� and Company  2 Song       " Your King and Country Needs you "  -Mrs. Grimes  3 Sword Dance .. The Misses Kennedy  4 . Solo       " The Veteran's Song " Sergt J. Smith  5   Violin Solo  ��� i<\  Martial Airs "      Mrs. W. R. Langstaff  ; 6. Duet_."Good-Bye Little Girl"   Miss Pope & Dr. Tutill  ' T'^&t"^^"    (Selected) Mrs. C. Tyner  8. Chorus  /' 9J Song and Chorus       "Soldiers in the Park "  Mrs. G. tt. Tutill  . Assisted by Capt. Tutill, Sergt-Maj. Smith, Sergt-Maj.   '  "��'''h f0~ Howe's, Sergts. Leach and J. Smith, Troopers  Tx   ''���*       &. Barnes, Bell and Mayon  V, 10   Song' -.^(Selected) Mr. Percy Boyd  IL   Song " Rule Britannia " Miss A. Patchett  12   Tableau " Tenting Tonight"    ,  "The Allies National Anthems"  -^^


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