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 V  '-."'--."^t'^i  JUL -5  1915  THE   HOME  PAPER    POR    THE    CITY    Qr\J^RmT|p^ND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  yroR.A.  Vol. 5. No. 32  MERRITT,   B. C,  'FRIDAY,   JuEYa   1915  ���Price 5 Cents  When is Merritt Going to take Active Steps to get its Vast Areas of    .'      .;.:.���- .0  Copper Ore Developed,    Bif Boosting Campaign Needed  No Agricultural  Fair This  Fall   p.,   All.Conditions Against Successful Fall Fair i�� Opinion of  ���    Local Society  No fair will be held in Merritt this  year, according to the unanimous decision of a meeting of the Nicola Valley  Agricultural Society held at the City  Hall on Friday afternoon, President i).  Dodding presiding.  Owing to the'Provincial Governnhent  being unable this year to donate more  than $250 to the Fair prize fund as  against $300 last year, added to tl e  fact that the show last year showed a  loss of $100, it was unanimously agreed  that it would be far better, considerit g  existing conditions, not to hold a fair  than start with a handicap of a $150.00  deficit.  The Government grant is only made  if a Fair is held.  "A" resolution, moved by M. L. Grimmett and R. Dodding, and unanimously  agreed to, was passed requesting that  next year the Government grant [$100  to liquidate the debt in lieu of the prom-  isep but unused grant for 1916. Mr.  Alex LUCAS, M.P.p., who was at the  mreting, promised to place the request  before the authorities at Victoria.  Membership Ticket*  ; On the motion of A. N. B.   Rogers  and J. Baldwin it was decided that  membership tickets should hold good  until; 1916.  ,    ,Hon. Martin' Burrell'* Scheme  Mr. LUCAS, during the meeting,  commended the scheme of Hon. -Martin  Burrell for the establishment of a commercial service for agriculturalists. He  was sure'that it would eventually prove  of the greatest benefit to farmers. He  mentioned that a part of the duties of  the,officials of the departmentwould be  that of compiling statistics showing the  area'of crop land under cultivation and  likely to be, also obtaining figures estimating the likely demand and markets  for tha produce.- By assisting the farmers'to place their products in the best  paying markets, at home'and abroad,  and by supporting local selling agencies  the system would, he was certain,  prove an important factor in the greater prosperity of agriculturalists in the  Dominion.'  Present at" the meeting were : President D. Dodding, SecretiryH. S. Cleas-  ' by, Treasurer A. N. B.' Rogers, Direc-  ; tors M. L. Grimmett, John Baldwin,  E. Dodding; and Alex. Lucas, M.P.P.  School Closing  At Aspen Grove  Inlmated Proceedings and Large  Attendance of Parents���A  Genial Chairman  NICOLA LAKE���where many residents of'the Valley spent an enjoyable Dominion'Day  Beauty spot-famous in the Province.   The Fisnerman's Paradise and a much frequented rendezvous for devotees of the rod and line  Contracts Let For  Hospital Supplies  -.-���  Special Meeting to Consider the  Tenders was  Held Last.  Monday Evening  No Fair For Penticton  As in 1914 there will not be a  fair in Penticton. At a recent  meeting of the local agricultural  and horticultural society it was  jiecided_ih_at__niview_of__ejdsting  conditions the holding of a fair  would not be justified. The fair  directors will accordingly notify  the government of the decision.  Burrell Out to  Help Agriculture  The Canadian farmer is rinding a  strong and determined ally in Hon.  Martin Burrell, Minister of Agriculture.  Mr. Burrell through a policy which he  announced, proposes to provide a commercial service for agriculture similaJ  to that which Sir George Foster has  rendered manufacturers and Canadian  industries generally. A comprehensive  market propaganda is being initiated.  It is recognized that the farmer has  had difficulty in meeting his commercial competitors on an equal footing.  This has been due partly to lack of organization and partly through his inability to keep himself informed as to  current trade movements in the livestock market.  Need for Activity  Mr. Burrell has been sensible for  some time to the urgent need that  government activity enter this new  field of endeavor.  A careful study is to be made with  the co-operation of the Department of  Trade" and Commerce, of trade movements in foreign markets in order that  Canadian farmers may be in a position  to take advantage intelligently of the  greatly increasing. demand for cattle  and other livestock.  At a special meeting of directors of  Nicola Val'ey Hospital held Monday  evening, President A. W. Strickland in  the chair, contracts for, the supply of  groceries and^other"goods"'f6r7the Hospital for the period of July.lst to Sept.  30th were awarded as follows; general  groceries, G. B: 'Armstrong; bread.  W. Fairley; milk, O. A. Schmidt; fresh  and cured meat and butter, Nicola Val-r  ley Meat Market.  When the larger tenders, of the  Merritt Mercantile Co, and G. B. Arm-  strong'were opened it was found that  owing to the' many articles quoted for  and tne different brands and sizes offered by the tenderers it.would be .advisable to leave the consideration of  these tenders to a committee, lt was  accordingly resolved that Messrs Cay,  Bond and Rankine examine the tenders  and compare chem on the basis' of the  average monthly requirements of the  institution.  '  The result summed up in favor of  G..B, Armstrong, whose tender was  $1,70 below the other one. On the  motion of A. N. B. Rogers and M. L.  Grimmett it was accepted.  It was also resolved, on the motion  of A. N. B. Rogers and G. B.' Armstrong, that the finance committee be  empowered to arrange a-further loan  with the bank.  During the meeting the directors  tendered a vote of thanks to the President, A. W. Strickland, for his special  services rendered on behalf of the hospital recently. M. L. Grimmett acted  as secretary of the meeting and took  down the minutes, no successor having  as yet been appointed in place of Mr.  Costigan.  " When You're Down in the  Mouth Think of Jonah!"  [Contiibuted]  Going to Have  Innings Soon!  Promptly Meet  War Allowances  /'When your down in the mouth think  of Jonah���he came out all right", that  is the catch-phrase some of "Merritt's  miserables" need today.' Th��y surely  need ��� it < ramming, v pummelling,-*, ham-'  mering into their 'pessimistic 'minds. V  ''If you can't Loost dont knock">is the  slogan we" need to remember." ' I  *.     -       r~  ' "Be'optimistic" is the cheering text  we want mentally  plastered   on  thej  walls of our homes, in our offices inside j  and outside of our stores.'    In Merritt j  today there is a sprinkling of pale pessimistic people who absolutely will tell  you "the town is shot to pieces" -just  because they are not, making as  much  money now as they did a few years  ago.   Others, perhaps, are'not getting  steady work and grouch accordingly.  Some' got immersed in the big real  estate boom and have idle lots on their  hands. ��� Instead of taking th. trouble  to plant a few potatoes they' prefer  planting seeds of discontent in theears  of every person they meet.  But, what about the other fellow,  the smiling optimist! He, too, is hard  up perhaps, but he knows that this  new Western country like all new  countries has its ups and downs, its  prosperity and dull times, just as certainly as it has its mountains and  valleys.       = ^     '    '  Ottawa,  June 25th, 1915.  Alex Lucas, M.L.A.,  Merritt, B.C.  Find lady referred  to has received  cheques to end of May.      June cheque  mailed on twenty-third inst.  Martin Burrell.  He it is who like -Robert Service's  character whistled bits of rag time  at the end of all creation and learned  to know the country's little ways.  Why should we in  Merritt and the  Nicola Valley be optimistic, calmly content with conditions as they exist, and  always trying to do what we can  to  make them better?  Ask the next commercial traveller  who visits Merritt what he candidly  thinks of the City, Nine times out of  ten he'll answer "I have not struck a  better town in the Province," or he  will say "It is fifty per cent better  than any place of its size I know at  the Coast"   It is!  Why should the ordinary person with  a small holding 'here be optimistic?  Because the men with the largest  stakes are optimistic and these are the  men who know because they have more  to lose and more to gain by fluctuating  conditions.  And the miner! He would do wall to  take note of the fact that' the 'mines  This wiie, received by the local member, shows that the rumors which have, here are working better today than for  been circulating locally as to the Do-  twelve months past.  Then look at the splendid assays of  copper and other minerals to be procured within. view of our city. Remember there is to be a gigantic and  unprecedented demand for copper at  high prices for some years. As sure  as night follows day smelters will be  established in new areas in the province and Merritt sooner oi later must  have ona or more.  Look at the ranges ! Do we digest the  fact that the copious showers have  abundantly blessed the Nicola Valley,  circulating locally as to the Dominion Government being lax in remitting monetary allowances due to  dependents of soldiers, are devoid of  foundation.  Of late certain individuals locally  have been busy trying to make political  capital out of the Government in their  work regarding matters concerning the  war and the soldiers. The faloity of  one rumor at least has quickly been  d-iven home to the responsible parties  ���wilful gossipers���largely i53trumt>n<al  iiTcirculatirig it.  and have produced grass of unprecedented quality over thousands of acres  for the good of thet thousands more  'cattle that, owing to the war, may become as" vitally .valuable as shells to the  British In Flanders.'  '   ]'    ''  *''-  Let us see the bright.side���the side  that is not only bright "but potently-  convincing ! A few _ days ago some  people were bemoaning, the. fact that  more war horses were not purchased  here. They forget that it was not'the  quality of the horses offered ' that was  responsible for limited sales but that  the owners of the beasts were sufficiently independent to afford holding out  for a price they felt legitimate, even  when by accepting say $25.00 or $50.00  lest they could have received a handful  of cash on the spot.  Yes ! the boosters want to give the  pale pessimists an - abundant dose of  optimistic pills at frequent intervals  daily until they .are cured. The  grouchers must be turned into boosters  and the' boosters in turn must boost  harder than ever. At times like these  it seems little less than criminal that  an institution like the Board of Trade  should be inactive. A community is  like a business in the sense that it is  easier to start than keep thriving.   Instead of 'relaxing our_efForts_we  want to see them quickened. Let us  get after the business; let us boost our  fine Valley���We have got the goods to  back up the boost. When youire down  in the mouth think of Jonah���he came  out all right!  So Says G. H. Collins Referring  tq*Nicola Valley.���Work ���  -'  i     at Tulameen  Fell Sixty Feet  From K.V. Bridge  Falling sixty feet from K. V. R.  bridge 23 on Monday Joseph McDonald,  a bridgeman employed by the company  was hurried to Nicola Valley Hospital  suffering from serious head wounds  and cuts and a broken leg. He now  lies there, a patient of Dr. Gillis, and  is gradually improving.  Major Matthews D.S.O.  Getting   Better  In a letter to the "News '"under date of June 15, and addressed from Manor House, Fi-  field, Oxford, England, Major  Harold H. Matthews, D.so., of  Nicola, tells that his wounded  leg is getting on well and that  he is now able to dispense with  crutches. He is on two months  sick leave. The news of the  major's improvement! will te  welcomed by his many friends in  Merritt and the Nicola Valley.  "We are going to have our innings  in a short lime now 'aiid in  the Tulameen district there will  be some im-  portarittjyork started on the valuable  clarmsniere*' -TaEe .-"from-iiie" things  are looking good and mipmg prospects  are fine;.'.'.. Mr. G..H.  Collins, so well  known in the Boundary country,   late  superintendent of "the Brockland and  Athleson mines in  Phoenix,   was  the  speaker and,he was in Merritt"on Tuesday.   He was on his was to Prince  Rupert where' he went on    business  affecting his large fish plant there.   In  a couple of weeks or so  Mr.   Collins  will be back in the Nicola Valley where  he will spend some  time looking into  various copper and oth'er ore properties  with a view to their development.  While further details are not available or at least available for publication it might be stated that the rich  mineral resources known to exist  abundantly throughout the environs of  Merritt will be brought an important  step nearer development for commercial purposes.  Bearing in mind the ' tremendous consumption of copper by the beligerent  and neutral nations in the making and  manufacture of arms, munitions and  the thousand and one things necessary  to modern war-fare-with its consequent  drain on present sources of supply and  copper yet to be exploited, together  with the high prices that must rule for  some years, it is felt in higher mineral  circles that now is the opportunity ���to  put in plants and smelters to'"turn  copper into coin.  Assays of ore taken from places  within view of the Merritt City Hall  prove to be exceptionally good,  in Merritt and the Valley we  every reason to be optimistic.  Here  have  Old Timer's Act  Of Liberal Loyalty  A very pleasing feature of the buying  of Army Remounts at Quilchena was  the presentation to the government of  a very fine team of horses by Mr. J.  Guichon. Apart Irom all ostentation  and at the close of the function Mr.  Guichon asked Mr. Michel! to accept  the horses as, a slight token of loyalty  from" an old timer. Mr. Michell expressed the pleasure it was to him to  give effect to such a generous impulse  which he was sure would be greatly appreciated by the authorities atO'.tawa.  Mr. Michell had the team decorated  with the national colors and paraded  around  the  district.  . Some eighty people, many of them  ���liawn from the scattered and outlying  /illages in the environs of Aspen Grove  itteiided the summer school closing exorcises held there on Saturday.  Although Jupiter Piuvius had. for  the time being, elbowed Old Sol from  his usual place and shed a few tears tl e  moistened elements did not in any way  lampen the spirits of the parents and  others present at the school-house.  Also conducing to the bright nnd animated proceedings was the effervescing  wit and contagious geniality of F. W.  Crowder, the " master of ceremonies."  From what was, gleaned by, the insight- of the parents into the work done  at the school, with the growing state  of efficiency obtaining it is little wonder that the teacher, Miss Newman,  holds the confidence of the residents  and is deserving of the congratulations  she received. .  At the close of the exercises theRev.  A, H. Plummer, who was accompanied  by Mrs*. Plummer "and M. L. Grimmett,  addressed the gathering briefly, mentioning the arrangements being made  to hold divine services at frequent intervals at Aspen Grove. - -��  A most appetising and abundant repast was'served by tho ladies of the  'district in the _choof:ground.  An interesting diversion was the concert given.by the children., This comprised songs and recitations all of which  were greatly enjoyed, ' , ,  (*t**_n  '"I--      1        *  ~ *       i"  Ttfaple" Leaf'f :r ever-  School Children ���  *   Dominion' Day  Mildred Foster '   \.^ . , <   ,,  On the Farm  Stanley Foster    ,  ���.  "    " '   Jolly Boys,  Schoolchildren   'JK   "',';  She Certainly Deserved It  Howard Foster  In the Morning  Georgia Foster  Daloros Garcia  Gay Little Butterfly  School Children  Robins Song  Mitchell Newman  Recitation Smiles Go Everywhere  Josie Charters  The Freight Train  School Children  Ward Marshall  Song  Recitation  Recitation  Song -  Recitation  Recitation  Recitation  Song  Recitation  Song  ;_sF<fiera  "T-heTtfi  Recitation  Recitation  Recitation  Song  Recitation  Recitation  Spng.  Grace Waters  Edna Garcia  School Children  Johnny Garcia  Dorothy Foster  School Children  Recitation  Recitation  Recitation  Song  Mildred Foster  Allan Benard  Helen Foster  Family Fianciering  The National Anthem  Games were held during the afternoon  Duncan Ross  Dies Suddenly  XJeneial Superintendent of the C.P.R.  Pacific Division V. W.   Peters  accom-  panied by Miss Peters, passed through  the_City in a special car on Thursday!  and was en route to the Coast.  Duncan Ross, an influential Liberal  newspaperman and politician, and from  1904-1908 Federal M.P., for Yale Cariboo riding, died suddenly on Wednesday  evening at his residence, Victoria.  'Apparently in his usual good health  deceased had gone to the bathroom  where he was later found in an unconscious condition, pas&ing away shortly  afterwards from heart trouble.        < -  Aged 47, Mr. Ross was a native "of  Lucknow, Ont After teachiug for a  time he entered newspaper work and  was actively associated with the development of Greenwood-andthe Kootenay  Country. He was at one time on the  Victoria Times.  A strong and upright citizen and a  conscientious parliamentarian, generally-popular, and a speaker and debater  with a keen wit and attractive style,  his death will be regvetted.  Only four weeks ago, he passed thru  here on his way to the coast after at-  tend.'ngthe K.V.R. opening celebrations  at Penticton when he replied-, to the  toast "The Pioneers." -       J  He leaves a widow and four children.  i- *,>' Friday, July 2, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  This  Drying and  Trying Wind is  Hard on the Complexion  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals,   Na-Dru-Co,   Murrillo  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Hazel, Hinds Honey  and Alum  A.   F.   RANKINE,  DRUGGIST  THE  NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable In advance, $2.00 per year ln Canada.  Britain, United Sto'cs and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  DOMINION  DAY  Amid unprecedented and profoundly terrible international conditions  Dominion Day, 1915, has come and gone. Britishers in this fair  Dominion, in the large cities and in the" isolated prairie villages, rejoiced  over the greatness of the Empire at a time when its power was assailed  by a power thirsting for blood as a means to obtaining such greatness  for itself. This day hundreds of thousands of Canadian throats gave  fervent expression to their loyalty in the impressive anthem "' God Save  the King."  The deeper meaning of our joyful cries are at such times, brought  nearer home to us. We celebrated the existence of a world enveloping  Empire, the old Motherland���that tiny spot of red on the map���-loyal  colonies and far and fair Dominions, all thriving under the one flag. A  flag which stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all men and nations,  small and great.  On that day we were too, forcibly reminded that our armies of  kharki clad soldiers were not striving to ancex German land or Austrian  or Turkish territory, but that they were in the land of the patient, long-  suffering and innocent Belgians patiently and slowly driving a cruel foe  across their frontiers. In other words our soldiers, and our sailors too,  were and are now rallied round the noble King -Albert 'resolutely determined that those high principles on which the British Empire  founded shall be maintained for Belgium.  is  Children's Corner  At this time of the year in the  Nicola Valley the residents have  ��� the -opportunity   of  witnessing  one    of    the    most * brilliant  works of nature-In the Aurora  Borealis,   or as it is more commonly  termed,    the   Northern  lights. While most adult persons  are aware that this is due to a  wonderful combination of light,  electricity and magnetism* the  Northern Lights are a great mystery to children.  What are1 the Northern Lights  or Aurora Borealis ?  The many beautiful rays that  make up the aurora borealis come  from atoms of certain elements  which form part of the air.  These elements have only been  known for a few years, and mostly were discovered by Sir William Ramsay. They mostly exist in the upper layers of air.  '' The aurora borealis, or northern lights, is due to electricity  exciting these gases as they exist  _in_the_upper_layers__of_ air, _and  causing them to glow.  But, the question may be asked  "Where does the electricity come  from ?"  Well, we must know that all  hot things give off tiny pieces of  atoms, which are called electrons  and which have powerful electrical properties. This is true of  carbon when it is made hot. Now  the sun, too, is hot, and its outer  parts contains enormous quantities of carbon; so we may sup  pose that - the aurora "borealis is  due to electrons from the sun  striking the rare gases in the  outer part of our atmosphere.  But electrons are * not always  being hurled from the sun. It is  only when there are bigsunspots  oi; when something bigihappens  in the sun to make it blaze up and  increases the light pressure that  the electrons can be thrown from  the sun in all directions and some  of them after travelling ninety-  three millions of miles, at the  rate of twenty miles a second,  reach the earth.  But,* you children readers may  ask "Why do-not the electrons  fall straight to the earth instead  of along certain lines that make  the aurora so beautiful."  We must remember that, the  Epworth League  At Dry Lake  Over sixty members and friends  of the Methodist Epworth League  held an enjoyable picnic yesterday (Dominion Day). Dry Lake  situated a couple of miles from  Lower Nicola, was the destination, and a charming spot for the'  purpose it prjved to be.  Leaving in rigs, and other conveyances requistioned from the  local livery barns, shortly after  8.30 a,m. the merry party drove  and sang their way through  Coutlee, Chulus and Lower Nicola to the place with the paradoxical designation, Brilliantly  fine weather tempered by refreshing breezes reigned supreme  all day.  Races and games were enjoyed  followed by a very appetising  basket lunch. Exciting baseball  and football games were also  played while later in the** afternoon supper was served and a  few songs rendered by obliging  friends. Amongst those present  were the pastor, the Rev. Geo.  Kinney, Robert Robson, President of the League, and quite a  sprinkling of friends from Lower  Nicola.  Ten From Merritt  ���To Guard Aliens  Sunday School Picnic at Voght Park  . The children of St. Andrews  Presbyterian SundaySchool spent  Dominion Day happily at \ oght  Park when the annual picnic was  held in ideal weather.' Warm  sunshine was accompanied. by  refreshing breezes.  Some sixty children and several  parents were -present to enjoy  the interesting sports provided  under the superintendence of the  Pastor J. Hyde, P. McLean and  S. Jackson.   Refreshments were  also served, the ladies assisting.  In the wheelbarrow race Mayor  Walters figured  conspicuously.  At such speed did he and his  partner travel they could hardly*  be identified in the clouds of dust,  In another race in which the pastor, S. Jackson, and Mayor Walters took part,  Mr.   Bell never  ran faster -since the day he lost  his hat.   For real amusement it  would be bard to beat the pillow  fights, ever an attractive item in  the program.  There iwas quite a large concourse of people present at the  C.P.R. depot on Monday morning to bid adieu to ten men of  Merritt Home Guard who left  for Vernon to take up guard  duties at Vernon internment  camp. Those who left where R,S.  M. T. Smith, Sergts J. Smith, F.  Barnes, E. Stackhouse; Troopers  Eddie Jones, R. Hogg, J: Bond,  J. Moody, J. Main, J. Campbell.  Daily last week the men were  drilled into fitness for the more  active military duties they will  now perform and at the time of  their departure they stepped  with the precision of "regulars"  Prior to their departures the  men were examined and physically declared fit by Capt. (Dr.)  Tutill. It is considered as not  improbable that more Merritt  men will be sent for at a later  date.  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot and Cold  Water.      *_ioomj   with  Baths.    Fioe large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements  of the  Traveling Public.  N  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  i  Proprietor  CheerfuI News From    i \  "Private J. Drybrougti  "With all their gas the,Germans can't chase the Canadians  away and none of us have yet  been shot in the back." Thus  writes Pte. J. Drybrough' who  is attached' to the staff at the  headquarters of the 2nd Brigade  1st--Canadian ���contingent- in  France. In a letter to his people  here, - this soldier says he does  not-go in the trenches and is "as  happy as the day is long."  Pte. Drybrough is a son' of  Mrs. Drybrough, proprietress of  the'well known New. York Cafe;  and was one of those young men  who loyally offered-', his services  to his king and' * country soon  after the outbreak of the war.  His many friends and friends of  Mrs. Dryborough and family will  be glad to know that'their'son  has so;far escaped, injury altho  he has been many months at,, the  front. ' -  Nicola Valley Meat Market  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  CAULIFLOWER, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN  ONIONS,  -       RADISHES  Nicola Valley Eresh Killed Pork  arid Beef  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in   connection  Leave" your orders for Ice here .  Phone 36 MERRITT,   B.C.  r  Constable G. Sproule,  of Hedley, passed through' this city on  earth is a magnet and - has two  poles just like*a child's magnet  has.  Now if we take an ordinary  bar magnet and a lot of iron filing  we will find that they will run,toward? the two' poles of the magnet and will arrange themselves  betweenthcsepoles irregularly  curved lines. In the same way  the earth as a huge magnet  behaves towards the electrons of  the sun same as a toy magnet  will affect the iron filings.  So we see that when the electrons approach the earth they  are-carried towards the poles of  the earth, and those that travel  towards the Norlh Pole, or,  rather towards the North Magnetic Pole cause what we call the  Northern lights.  [Thursday, en route to Kamloops.  He had with him a colored 'lady'  who goes as assistant to the governess of the gaol for six months  forselling booze without a license.  Before coming to the Similkameen, Constable Sproule was for  many years in the'N.W.Mounted  Police, and saw service in the  Riel Rebellion^ Ke~6ays~Hedley  is fairly good, considering-the  times, and that the Nickel Plate  mine is still paying dividends.  Mr. and Mrs. George Unsoeld  of Port Coquitlam, arrived from  the Coa3t on Tuesday and after  renewing- acquaintances 'with  several friends in this City left  Twenty-five Wor Horses  Purchased at Princeton  The ADELPHI HOTEL  MERRITT,  'Ghe House of SKCerit in  B.C.  .  We^ haoe one of the best thought of and most talked  X       of Hctels in B. C.    -  ]:   TEA  SERVED   EVERY  AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER, PARTIES    OUR  SPECIALTY   i    5 x  _ f  ��� European Plan  ANDREW HOGGAN  r>  1  ' Twen tyfive'horses were bought  iri Princeton last week' by. K. F.  Bevan, ths government purchasing'agent,'assisted by Er.'Henderson,- veterinary. There were  200 head to select from. Sam  Gibson got the highest price,$1851  for a four year old mare. Neil  Huston came next, receiving$180.  Both horses were.raised on. the  bunch grass hills around Princeton.' " The' average' price paid  would probably be about $160,  which' would mean' that a total  amount of $4,000 was distributed  here. Heavy- artillery -horses  were most in demand.  FIRE  OR   LIFE  J- B. RADCLIFFE  Merritt  More^MoneyiFor :__  <  Cottle Raisers  R. Randolph Bruce, well known  rancher and old timer in Western  Canada, who has. just returned  from Europe, says that the effect  of the war upon the Canadian  farmer will be to increase the  price of beef so greatly that those  who are raising cattle will make  more money even than those who  for Princeton where they will  spend their summer vacation as'are raising wheat ata dollar and  guests of Mrs. Unsoeld's parents, 'a half per bushel.  Dr.   GILL, Dentist,  ���    ' (Of Vancouver),,-. - ��� :  lias Opened Rooms in the JACKSON BLOCK,  oyer the Post Office  And will be glad to receive clients of Merritt and the sur-,  'rounding communities.  ^ . .Special appointments by arrangement ' *' *���"  ���cThe Patronage of the Public is Solicited.  HUGH   LEITGH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  .   Let me figure on your next job���ho matter- how small  V, ,  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P.  O.   BOX   219,  MEREITT,   B.  C.  REGARDING^  Economy *  ��� ��� ��� -- -   ���"_~���~���"���^������""_-"������"��������  You have been obliged during these past months of stringency to economise in all your buying. ' But has yourebeeh a'wise economy. Are'you.sure that you have;not been ".penny wise  and pound foolish."      It will "be well for you to consider these questions thoroughly. _ / , .      ��� .    .'  The Cheapest Article  Is not always the most economical. In Suits for instance, the rrah who buys a twelve dollar "Stilt rJoesfhot gel the safcne feervice btit of his Suit in proportion to the. money spent as does dig.  man who buys a Twenty-four dollar Suit.    The le6s you pay for a Suit the less value you receive for the money Spent. . '   ,J  in Fact .     , ���   ���  The small amount of service y6U get per dollar out of say a teh bt twelve fclbllhr suit it* Obt bf all f>rb|pbrtibh to tlie atnolint b\ Seivicfe ybb get-tat your mohey out of, say an eighteen or twenty>  five dollar suit. Don't be a false econorni6t 1 True service which is the basis of all good business cahnot be purchased below cbSt, end your money is not well spent if it does not purchase  its full value ih seivice. The anatorny of a stiit is so little lihderstood by taost people, that a tnah is wise who heeds the advice of a Tailor and is not lured into a false economy by ridiculously low prices. By buying your suit frorn the City Tailors you aire assured that it cotB^ihes efficiency, economy and service in the highest degree. We can furnish you with a  Suit to measure at any price from Eighteen dollars up.     Buy from Us and you buy wisely.  STEPHENSON & EWART, THE  CITY TAILORS  ___asi  i on Thres  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  he;  1SSTA.B__ISIIJ__>   1855  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  ���buys -ahd sells domestic and foreign exchange  ���issues Letters of Credit for Travellers and Importers  ���and in other ways serves those who employ its facilities  PAID   UP'CAPITAL . . $5,000,-K*0.00  ,   RESERVED   FUNDS     '    - . $6,307,272.00     *  '-' TOTAL 'ASSETS - 960,925.164-00  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  MERRITT-BRANCH  Notes and Comments  Friday, July  By ''LUX."  AUTOMOBILE  AND LIVERY  HIRE  New " Overland " Car with expert  Chauffeur for hire at very  reasonable rates  MERRITT LIVERY & F^ED STABLES  PHONE 84 A. J." COUTLEY, PROP.  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.LB.  BARRISTER.   SOLICITOR    *  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  The rapid sequence of dances  held locally Juring the past few  weeks here and elsewhere reminds one of a remark passed by  a citizen a few days ago to' the  effect that there was need for  more originality in arranging  dance programmes. This commentator felt that if some program more enterlaining than  the customary waltz���two step-  waltz���three slep variety were  arranged dances would prove  more attractive.  Patriotic Gifts  Are Appreciated  ������       THE       ..  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread Daily.   Biscuits and,  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola <.  TryT our NOTED PORK PIES  " Bride and Birthday Cakes'  Our Specialty  J. A. MAUGHAN    r  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, -Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  RALPH HEBRON  Secretary     !  i   t  Prompt-Attention* to all Orders.  Next to RINK- BUILDING on  '   Nicola Avenue  Our gay correspondent ask.  how would it do if in future at  Merritt dances the fee for each  accepted invitation to dance was  a kiss? Of- course while there  would be something delightfully  entertaining at such a dance yet  the practice, as has been proved  in the good old days of long ago,  sometimes would be the cause of  embarrasing situations, for, ���  Some reply, what fools would  -   daunce  '   If that, whendaunce is done.  He may not have at ladye's lips  That which in_daunce he won?  Have 'Bab's'  Photo Taken  Now  In years to come you  will regret that you  ' ,!  haye not a'photo of  ': your baby boy or girl;  Think it over, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. r. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  Hi    HIi  Regular-meetings) in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. second Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren, are 'cordially invited to attend.  W. A. Heblop,  Secretary  "To "the pious and Immortal  Memory of King' William in."  was one of the toasts at the banquet of the Nicola Valley-Black  Preceptory (L.O.L.) William  Third, as is well-known, is more  frequently described as; William  of Orange. .*- v Surprisingly "few  people are aware, however, that  this kingly occupant of the English, throne- was a Dutchman.  Both his mother and his wife  were English princesses but  William was a Dutchman.     ,   _  How much "r-omforts" are  appreciated by the trench-bronzed Tommies on the battlefields  is shown in a letter received by  Mrs. G. D. Slater, president of  the Patriotic Guild, from Staff  Sergt. D. M. Bright D. A. P.,  with the First Canadian Contingent, who is "Somewhere in  France."   He writes,  "This is merely an acknowledgement    of   a   fine   kharki  summer shirt received from our  Q. M.  S.   today,   and   noticing  your card enclosed I am pleased  to let the sender know it fits  just fine and is just the thing  for the weather we are having.  I am wearing it now and feel  very grateful to you.     I musl  tell you our Canadian boys are  doing well and have earned a fine  name for themselves."  That the writer has the spirit  and tenacity characteristic of the  "bull dog breed" is made evident  when he concludes in these  terms;���  '   There is still a lot of work to  * be done, but we are all hereto  * see it through.  ' We have the  spirit that will win and win we  * 'Will. i  .He also che rfnlly states "we  are all happy, well fed and well  clothed, clean and comfortable,  that is as far as" circumstances  will permit.  1  ESTABLISHED 1817  BOARD   OF   DIRECTORS:  H. V. MEREDITH. Esq , President.  R.B.Amu,Es(I. E.B.Grccns_i.Hs,Esij.  Sir WHlitia HUoTIomM. Hob. Roll. Mscksr.  SfrT-os.S_i��fli_e(Jy,K.C.V.O. C. R. Homier. Esq.  A. Buumrteo, Esq. C. B. Gordon, Esq.  H. R. Drummond, Esq. D. Forbes Aogns, Esq.  Wm. HcMaster, Esq.  5irrreJerick*ir__>i_..T��.lor.Ll.D..Gc,era]MMur,,.  Capital Paid up       .    $16,000,000.  Undivided Profit.   - 1,252,864.  Total Awett (April, 1915)289,562,678.  Current Rates of Interest  are allowed on deposits in tlie Savinjrs  Department of the Bank of Montreal.  Deposits of |r. ond upwards are received  on Savings Accounts.  ���*���  A, W. Strickland, Manager, Merritt Branch.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date-HUh Grade  Bicycle mtedwit*__*<-7/��'C/-<iml  New Departute Coaster Stake  'and Hubs, Detachable Tires,  high grade equipment, Including Mudguards; tOO En  Pump, and Tools ���F��t___.i��U,  6g?\FREE 1915 Catalogue,'  70 pages of Bicycles, Sundries,  ana Repair Materials You can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Puces. ��   ,  T.W.BOYD* SON,  27 Notre DuneSt.neri.llMtreal.  rMeetsin K.P.Hall  - .every Wednesday  ', at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J.' Fair_o_I,;C.C.  W. Cranna,   ,  '    '   K. of r. & s  L. 0. L., 1701  -Merritt Lodge  Regular:-meetings in  ill   ,....���. ... the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month-at 7.30p.mVs*The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are, cordially invited.  Andrew Paten, W.M,  -   -Geo.1'Slater.-Recording Sec.  house for rent or  ,.. ^ /sale ; _. ________  Apply'Dr; G. H. TUTILL,    ,  ' P. 0, Box 10,  At the time of his accession,,  thepeople were very weary* of  the Stuart King James, ii who  sought to rule the country after  his own will and was no friend  of the Protestants. He was  compelled * to -leave the throne  and country. But the daughter  of'James, who was William's  wife, was a J'rotestan t, ^and he  was the head of the Protestant  state of Holland.  ���   ��  *  So the- English, anxious for  their liberty in* religious affairs,  asked William to come over and  be their king if he would promise  to pay, heed to the-liberties of  the people-and the rights-of  Parliament. Though a foreigner  William proved a wise,' just and  able king andi protector of the  liberties of the people, as the  young , folk -'remember. King  William, Third , died ,from the  injury he receivedby a'fall'from  his horse.  Judicial Investigation  Into Mining Disaster  Anglican Church Services at Aspen Grove  The Rev. A. H. Plummer and  officials of the-Anglican Church  at Aspen Grove are making ar-  ��� rangements for the vicar to hold  services twice monthly.     This  i has the loyal support of the people in the district who are looking forward ,to the commencement of the services. The Rev.  Plummer will make his first visit  there on August-29th. but the  services will- be .started, - in the  schoolhouse, forthwith. ,  Tenders. Wanted  For .Hay Saving  Contract  The' undersigned calls for Tenders  for a.Hay-Saving'Contract oh the.  McKitrick Ranch', Canford. Approximately; one hundred tons. - '  < -��� > [Signed] J^Wr Langley, -,  ���     'Ganford, B.CJ  The Tacoma smelter is buying  everything "with copper in it.  People have been bringing in  every old article they could lav  their hands on that had copper  in it���brass chandeliers, copper  saucepans, coils of wiring, knobs  off bed posts, and miscellaneous  junk, enough to fill a barn.  R. Hazelhurst, fire warden, of  Mammet Lake was in Merritt on  Dominion Day.  Ralph KendalJ.'arrived in-Kam-  loops last week-end-from Kelowj-  na, on a motor cycle'. From Kam  loops Mr.' Kendall proposed cycling to Merritt, Lillooet, Ashcroft  and back"* before [*returnirg to  Kelowna.  I was somewhat startled the  other day to read in a newspaper  these words,  This Priest has been decorated  - with a silver medal for conspicuous bravery under heavy fire.  ��� At first glance I had visions  of our City Clerk surrounded by  the mobilized local schoolteachers  on school closing day."   He was  "checking" their vigorous onslaught, .'-ButIwas mistaken, as  the item later informed that the  ibrave-Priest referreel to was in  Italy serving as a chaplain in the  Italian army.  " TheJ Hon. W. J. Bowser is in  receipt of-the report of J. Stewart, who was appointed to conduct an investigation into the  circumstances of the explosion  on January 2nd last, at B north  mine, Coal CreekT when amongst  other casualties. Evan Evans, the  superintendent, lost his life after  an heroic attempt atrescue, and  two other men were injured. ���'���  Mr. Stewart's report-indicates  that--Mr. Caulfield, the superintendent of the mine/anil J. Mc-  Fagan, the mine overseer,should  have known that the mine was  gaseous; and-in .view of this  circumstance Mr Bowser has  appointed Judge Thomson;county  court judge at Cranbrook to hold  an investigation to determine  whether the officials, mentioned  are entitled to longer hold their  certificates and to report'back to  the department.  Support a Real, Live B. C.  Institution  A Company that HAS made good in the Assurance World  The British Columbia  Life Assurance  Conipany  'Subscribed Capital:  $1,000,000  For Full Particulars apply to  A. R. CARRINGTON, AGENT FOR NICOLA VALLEY  Or write Head Office :  409,  BOWER  BUILDING,  VANCOUVER,  B C.  Catholic Sunday School  Picnic Well Attended  The children attending the  Roman Catholic Sunday School  spent a happy afternoon at the  grounds of the residence of Aid.  McGoran last Saturday. Despite  J the showers the company of fifty  children and parents passed some  pleasant hours, the youngsters  revelling in games and races.  Refreshments arranged by the  ladies of the church, were served  indoors.  ^Corporation of the  City   of   Merritt  TAX   SALE,   1915  ���      r- '  THE   COUNCIL   HAVE   DECIDED   TO  Postpone the Sale of Land for  1912 and   1913   Taxes   until  Angust 26th, 1915.  ,, This decision was arrived at forgive Owners an  additional' opportunity to pay their Tax Arrears  without incurring the costs of advertising for sale.  The last day for accepting 1912 and 1913  Taxes without adding the Sale costs is JULY  22nd, 1915, the cash must be at the City Hall  on that date, otherwise it will be too late.  Guests at the Coldwater yesterday included R. B. and Mrs.  Puterane, of Millesburg, Ohio,  A. Gillis, of Penticton, and P.  McGang, -Dominion land suruey-  or.  Hope is decidedly cosmopolitan.  The other-morning'one might  have seen seated at the table ir  a local restaurant a Scandinaviar  a Scotchman, an Indian and ���?  Chinaman. The proprietor is a  Norwegian, the .manager ar  American, and the chef an Englishman.    ,       i i'    -        yi  I see that brilliant Irish journalist and Nationalist M.P.,  T.  P. O'Connor, has been giving a  pen portrait'of- the -Hon.   Sii  -Richard McBride in his "Journa*  of Great Deeds. "Relating to'his  earlier political days the  write)  interestingly tells how :  Sir Richard has been in politic*  since a youth ; he was a minister at 29 ; premier at 32,   ant  now,  after ten  yearp,   he  it  premier still,  and apparent!���  may stay .as premier as long a.  he like?.  ' Going  still   farther  into, Si-  Richard's  early, days. '' T. P.  writes ;  Si i  ���   Sir-'-Richard is tha son of an  Orangeman from Ulster and a  , Catholic woman from Limerick,  and he inherits the qualities ol  of both these stocks.     On the  one hand he has the firm will,  the cold judgement, the doui  energy of. the Ulsterman ; or,  the other, he has the strong,  personal affections,  the easj  going good nature, the social  adaptability of the Celt.  Those who have met the Pre-  -nier or who know him will agree  with **T. P. " when he states,  He knows nearly everybody in  his vast Province ; of most oJ  them he knows the christian at  well as the surname ; to all oi  them he is not Sir Richard bul  simply "Dick."   Afuli iistof arrearscan be~,Se���ir"ot-tlie_CJty?  Hall, tand any help in locating owners who have  moved away or who have sold their properly without notifying this office, will be greatly appreciated.  Dated this 23rd day ot June, 1915.  Harry Priest,  Collector.  Ladies  or Gent.'s Visiting Cards, and  Whist Scoring Cards at the "News."  MCLEAN &  CORP  Attaint* nnb (HmtxtxzimB  BUSINESS   BLOCKS,  HOUSES, COTTAGES,  BUNGALOWS,   IN   STONE,   BRICK,   WOOD,  OR   CEMENT  Let us figure on your next fob  Mclean & corp  Quilchena Ave., opp. ColdwaterHotel  1! Four  tfHfi NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, JtiLV 2, 1915  fa  water Notice  Diversion and Use  TAKE NOTICE that AUGUST  HAUEN whose address is Canford Post-office B. C, will apply  for a Licence to take and use one  hundred and fifty (150) acre feet  per annum of water out of an unnamed creek or stream which  flows East and South and drains  into Spious Creek on section (10)  Township Thirteen (13), Range  Twenty-three (23) West of the  Sixth Meridian.  The water will be diverted from  the stream at a point about 130  rods west of the centre of section  Nine (9) in said Township and  Range and about (30) Rods South  of the North Boundary of said  Section Nine (9), and will be used  for irrigation purposes upon thc  land described as the N.E. quarter of Section Nine (9) in said  Township Thirteen (13) and  Range Twenty-three (23).  This Notice was posted on the  ground on the 15th day of June,  1915.  A copy of this Notice and an  Application pursuant thereto and  to "The Water Act 1914"��will  be filed in the Ofiice of the Water  Recorder at Nicola, B. C.  Objections tonthe Application  may be filed with the said Water  Recorder or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, B.C., within  thirty days after the first appearance of this notice in a local  newspaper.  August Hagen  Applicant  by J. A. Maughan,  His Solicitor  The date of first publicaiion of  this notice is June 18th, 1915.  J  Personal Column  J. Harper,  of Hedley, was in  the city this week.  C. Hairsine, of Vernon, was in  the city this week.  Ladies Cling  To Terra Firma  Mr. and Mrs. and Miss Thornton will leave on Saturday for  Oregan.  E. P. Lowe was a visitor to  the city on Monday from Aspen  Grove.  Mrs. Alf. Sorenson of Princeton is in Merritt visiting with her  mother.  Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Armstrong  spent the Dominion Day holiday  with friends at Canford.  Miss Jamieson, of Armstrong's  departmental store, is spending  her vacation at "Vancouver.  Chief of Police A. Grundy  travelled by Monday's train to  the Coast on official business.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  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 of the district in which  tlie 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 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 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 ahd pay the_roy-  alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  aro not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  =permitted=to"pu^chaBe=*whatever=:avall-,  able surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B,���Unauthorized publication o|  this advertisement will not be pal/  for���68782.  C. Hamile ahd C. J. Wilson; of  Kamloops were; registered as  guests of the Adelphi Hotel on  Wednesday.  A. P. Houlgate, of Vancouver,  was a business visitor here on  Tuesday, ; registering at the  Adelphi..'....'...  May Wiigoose left here Saturday to spend the summer with  friends at Cumberland, Vancouver Island.  -H-**>-X">***M^*<,'H^?H*��H^^^***H-*  I Palace Bakery J  ' '          x  Bread. Cakes. Pastry, etc .��  Hot Pie* every Saturday.   |  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor. $  ,   .���������' ���   _    ....-.,.���''   '      .  .���:���-. V  <.^4.<.*.H��<'��<^^*W!-->*.~:-*J'4**J~>*,5,*,>  A. W. Strickland, manager of  the Bank of Montreal, returned  from a business trip to the Coast  on Monday morning.  FOR SALE  CABINET   GRAND   PIANO  No  Reasonable  Cash Offer Refused  Instrument little used, and is in sound  condition.     As good as new.  Can be seen at the homeofMrs;Grimes  Nicola Avenue.  THOS. HARTLEY,   P.O.  Box 93  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Gelding "good roadster.   Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, " News " Office.  A Brown and White Pedigree  SPRINGER SPANIEL PUPPY  Bitch. Four months old.  $10.00, or will exchange for  Shot Gun  Box B, Nicola Valley News  Mrs. J. King returned from the  Coast on Wednesday's train and  will join her husband at Prince  ton, leaving this city on Monday.  Mrs. George M. Thorn, whose  husband is K; V. R. conductor,  arrived here oh Saturday from  Penticton to take up a permanent  residence. " <  Frederic Billings, of the law  firm of Billings & Cochrane, Vernon, died in Montreal last week.  He was'7solicitor tonthe; Kettle  Valley railway.  Mesdamea J. Gollett, H. Priest,  Fuerst, and Miss McKennzie.  drove in Mr. Priest's automobile  to Lower Nicola on Saturday,  visiting Mrs. Marshall.  Miss Stewart, of the local  teaching staff, left, on Saturday  for Victoria. After attending  the summer school there she  may go for a trip to the East.  W. L. Stephenson and his wife  have taken up residence at the  house belonging to Mr. Schmock  near the postoffice. Mr. Stephenson is engaged on the K.V.R.  Under ideal conditions, with  more sunshine and less mosquitoes than usual, the I. O. O. F.  basket picnic passed on? successfully at Lower Nicola yesterday.  Over 250 persons, comprising  many Oddfellows, andRebeccahs  of the kindred lodge, were present during the day which presented a full program of entertaining events from 9 a.m. to  7 p.m. Journeying by autos the  party carried well laden baskets  whose contents found "good  homes."  Thanks to the efforts of the  sports committee, Bros. Howes,  Joblin, Sharpe, Ellis and Neilson  a versatile .program of games  and races that were evenly contested and oftentimes amusing,  was carried through to a successful conclusion. Children and  adults of all sizes, weights and  ages took part.  A feature was the ladies tug-  of-war in which some of the fair  ones planted their feet down as  resolutely and firmly as if they  were arguing with unruly husbands at home. The Rebeccah's  ice cream and refreshments both  proved a constant scene of animation. Full enjoyment was  taken out of the holiday. The  local garage provided the autos.  Town and  District Jottings  The final episode of th2 million  dollar mystery will be-shown at  the Rex on Monday evening.  "Tonight,*at Menzies Hall, the  travelling ministerial-politician,  Rev. E. A. Cooke will spaak on  "The Crisis in B. C."  ;   ���  A pleasing improvement is noticed at the local telephone exchange which has been'-newly  painted.    ^  The Rev. Plummer held divine  service at the home of Mr. and  Mrs. A. D. Adamson, Aspen  Grove, on Sunday morning last.  The warm weather. arriving  has made many enthusiasts turn  to the clear waters of the Cold-  water for a cool refreshing  swim. _������.���'"���''  Local Jottings  Mrs. (Dr.) Tutill sang the  solo at the.Presbyterian Church  on Sunday evening.  Mass will b-5 celebrated at the  Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, July 18.  J. W. Langley, from Willow  Grange farm, Canford, was *'n  the City on Tuesday and reported  that haying was in full swing in  the district.  Miss Helen" M. Grimmett returned from the Coast on Friday,  night for the summer vacation  which she will spend with her  parents here.  The Clydesdale]  Stallion  Fisherman Billy Fairley, with  that fairness his name suggests,  kept' away from Nicola Lake  yesterday so as to give the  amateurs a chance and the fish  a rest.  Yale Liberal Candidate J. Walters . returned home on Wednes-  dry evening's train fiom several  days electioneering in the west  end of the riding.  I  T  t  }  i  I  ���  ���  t  T  T  3*  3_  SHAKE OFF  the Shackles of High Prices  The Credit Buyers Pays for Accomodation-  We Sell for Cash at Lower Prices  Miss Whitworth, teacher at  the local school, left on Monday  to spend the early part of her  vacation in the Okanagan hefore  proceeding to her home at Chilliwack.  Rev. and Mrs, Plummer,. W.  R, Langstaff and Mr. Silk left  here on Wednesday morning in  H, S. Cleasby's car to attend the  Anglican Synod convened at  at Kamloops, returning home  next day.  Messrs. C. R. and C. L. Better-  ton, Miss Betterton, with Miss  Johnson, a friend from Victoria,  arrived in the city on Tuesday,  and registered at the Coldwater:  Hotel. They had just returned  from an enjoyable trip spent ai  Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle.  FLOUR, Royal Household  CANADIAN WHEAT FLAKE8,  ROLLED OATS,  TOMATOES,  RAISINS,  MACARONI,  8EM0LINA,  SAGO,  TAPIOCA,  JAM,  per sack 2.15  per packet, ,43  per bag, ,50  per tin, .13  1-lb. packets, 2 for ,25  1-lb. packets, each .12  per tin, .23  4-lbs. for .30  4-lbs. for .30  4-lb. tins, each ,65  The Rev. George Kinney, the  new Methodist minister, is much  encouraged by the splendid attendances at 'the Sunday and  weeknight devotions.  Seven cars of specially fine pine  logs, some measuring 52-in. in  diameter,- came down from the  Coldwater logging camps on  Wednesday morning for Canford  mills.  Last Saturday,' Mrs.-A. J.  Coutlee picked-a 10-quart pail of  strawberries from her lot on the  Diamond Vale. The berries are  the largest seen in Merritt this  year.  What is the matter with that  watch of yours? Yo_ do not  know? Well tike it to DORER'S  THE EXPERT WATCH AND  CLOCK REPAIRER.  "Victor Hugo"  Imp. (9898) '(15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924 "  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  6   11110.  2nd Dam : Lndy Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  Commencing May ��� 5th. Will Stand  as follows:  EVERY WEDNESDAY  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  Plum, Damson, Greengage and Gooseberry  COOKING M0LAS8E8, Large ttns, each .42  A service of intercession for  the war was held at the Anglican  Church on Tuesday afternoon.  It is proposed to hold these on  Tuesday of each week until  further notice.,  Sergt. C.Croly, who, is a great  favorite with- the Home Guard  troopers, gives the commands in  such a clear manner one of the  boys says you can even .hear the  dots on the i's!.  TERMS : For Season with return  privilege $12.00 payable at end  of Season.    To insure  with Foal,  $18.00  For further particulars apply to  D. DODDING (Owner),  Lower Nicola - B. SC.  What We Hear  * _  Look' Ladies !   The Millinery  and Fancy Work Parlor is now  situated at the Rose Marche. It  will pay you to know the .place  to get a neat, dressy Hat of the  Latest Style,at less than City  prices.  PEARLINE,  CLEAN8ER,  JET ENAMEL,  HOPS,  5 packets for ,25  4 packets for ,25  for Ranges and Stoves, per bottle .10  per packet ,10  WHEAT  SHORTS  BRAN  per 100 lbs.  per 100 lbs.  per 100 lbs.  $2.75  $1.80  $1.65  THE  MERRITT  ������������������!'7 ������   -: ��� '���" %  t  Thomas Lindley who was last  week fined fifty dollars or three  months in jail for being intoxicated on Chulus Reserve, and  who is out on bail, will, it is  stated by  Grimmett,  conviction at the next session of  the County Court to be held on  September 21 in this City.  Labor   Day next���Sportsmen  get your gun ready.  For the first time for several  yars no official Dominion Day  his solicitor,   M.  L. celebration took place at JNicola:  appeal  against  the ,       . T  Mrs. (Rev.) James Hyde, with  her children is visiting with  friends in Vancouver and Kerris-  dale, and will later go to spend  the summer with her mother,  Mrs. D. W. Brown, at Cloverdale. ;  This year should prove a banner year for the Valley for kitchen garden products. Newpo'a-  toes are being dug by many people and show good results. Garden peas are filling their pods  rapidly, and in a few; cases pickings have taken place. Lettuce,  beet, corn, carrots and turnips  are all doing well everywhere.  Lawyer Grimmett and family  took in both the Oddfellows and  Methodist picnics at Lower Nicola yesterday. The lawyer anxious that his children should have  a complete holiday, finished". the  day with them at Voght Park.  Six pedigree shorthorn bulls,  from Bullman's ranch, near  Stump Lake, were purchased by  J. R. Jackson, M.P.P., of Greenwood, when here last week end,  and were shipped on Monday  morning, to Mr,. Jackson's ranch  at Midway.;   '���/��� j  ,==C.=E.=Ho6per,__the__snapshot  artist, focussed his attentions on  fishing at Nicola Lake last week  end. Sitting in a secluded spot  ���in camera as it were���he snapped quite a few Bpeckled beauties  which despite the specks showed  up well on the plate.  Mr. Fulton, of the C.P.R. staff  at the local depot, who is in hospital much weakened after a severe attack of bronchitis, is improving rapidly and hopes shortly to be able to take a trip to  restore his strength before resuming his duties.  That considerable placer gold  is finding its way into, Princeton  from Granite Creek and the  Tulameen.  That the A.O.F, lodge meetings have been changed to the  first and fourth Mondays'in each  month.  That since the Kettle Valley  line began to run its train service  several carloads of silver ore have  been shipped over it from Bea-  verdell to the smelter at Trail..  That F. Hogg, M. Willis and  E. Tredwin, audited the books of  the A. O. F. this week found the  lodge to be in a flourishing -condition with a substantial financial  balance on hand. " :'������.:'x-a-     !  ^���rhat^PremierSirRiehard^Mc-^  Bride will shortly make an announcement of considerable interest to municipalities that are  seriously handicapped, owing to  the difficulty of collecting taxes.  Haying is on in earnest. Everywhere the mower can be heard.  The hay crop in this district will  be best ever. As Bob Clarke remarked the hay will assay 20-cwt.  to the ton, and if properly put  through the steer crusher will  make beef look fine and tender.  A tiny, six weeks old cub bear  and a coyote pup are the latest  attractions at the "zoo" belonging to Murdock Mclntyre at the  Coldwater Hotel. Purchased  from Indians, they have occasioned considerable interestamong  the human cubs in town.  ThatW. M. Brewer M. E., of  Victoria,- will visit the Nicola  Valley district this summer to  collect data and information respecting the mineral resources,  arid of riiineral; development  taking place in the Interior of  B. C.  That L. W. Shatford, M.L.A.,  for Similkameen, passed through  Merritt on Wednesday morning,  en route to Penticton. He will  journey as far east as Winnipeg,  where he will ~meet'Sir Richhrd  McBride and accompany him to  the Coast. -   ���  '��� ."���������/*-�����  That' McGoran's shipyard is  busy'building small craft. Last  week'the" Juanita " was taken  from the yards to Nicola Lake  and launched by Captain Mea-  cham and first mate Bill Johnson.  The usual christening ceremonies were X performed: This  week work was commenced on  I two more boats.    . -

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