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 8  ���^i/��;  JUL. 10  1915 j  rHE   HOME  PAPER    TOR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND   THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  ;VoI. 5. No. 34  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   JULY   16,   1915  w  Price 5 Cents  Noted Authoress  Was in Merritt  Ruth Kedrie Wood���Writer and  Traveller���is Preparing a  New   Book  An American authoress of world-wide  fame and who writes under the familiar  nom de plume Ruth Kedrie Woodupent  a couple of hours in Merritt on )"'riday  night. =  Known in private life as Mrs. Thompson, her home being New York, she  , was accompanied by her husband, arriving on the Penticton train and shortly afterwards proceeding'to the Coast.  During their brief sojourn here they  dined at the Adelphi,and before leaving  collected some data and information  respecting the City and its environs.  Mrs. Thompson is now engaged on  the preparation of a fifth book for tourists to be called "The Tourists' Northwest and Alaska." With her husband  she has travelled round the world several times. She is a recognised authority on life in Russia.  It is regretted that the distinguished  -writer and publicist arrived unknown to  but a few people and wasnot persuaded  to stay a little longer in this district.  At Revelstoke she delivered a brilliant  address to the members of the Women's  Canadian Club.  Amongst her works are " The Tourists' Russia," "The Tourists' Spain  and Portugal," "The Tourists' California," and "The Tourists Maritime  Provinces."  More Merritt Men  Leave for Vernon  to Serve as Guards  Painful Accident  to Coalhill Miner  While rope riding at Coalhill mine  shortly before midnight on Monday,  William McCreight had a mishap as he  tried to unhook a car which had just  come'up the slope with'the result that  he fell and broke a leg.  His colleagues immediately rendered  assistance-and the unfortunate man  was - taken Jtp _the General^ Hospital  he-will be a patient for some  weeks...  In addition to the ten Merritt  men who for some weeks now  have been serving as guards at  Vernon alien concentration camp  a further batch of twenty members of the Home Guard left here  on Wednesday morning by the  K.V.R. train for the same destination.  The soldiers in charge of R.  S. M. Tom Smith, were given a  rousing farewell by the large  concourse of citizens present on  the depot when the train pulled  out.   Those who left follow:���  They are, ���Thomas McKeating  Anthony Jacques, Geo. Mitchell,  Dave Coupland, Thomas Ward,  Ralph Hebron, Leslie and Andrew  Dickie, Robert Stackhouse, Jos.  Webster, John Battersby,. James  Lester, Ed. Staton, E. Lee, W.  C. Erybrough, Frances J. Hogg  of Merritt; Michael Willis, John  Thomson, Thomas Watt, Alex J.  Hogg of Colletville.  The men have signed for home  service for the duration. of the  war or six months after its close.  Were Relieved  The following four persons  signed on to go with the other  twenty were medically examined  declared fit and accepted but  later were relieved as the number of -guards required from  Merritt was limited to twenty,  Otto Bust, John Cooke, John  Sheden and John Wilson.  The,wire from "Adjutant Williams informing of the limitation  read ''Limit of recruits' 20. The  following four men having last  enrolledrare-hereby relieved:*"  The men were enumerated.  Now is "Golden Opportunity"  To Get Rich Minerals Opened  Old   Prospector Urges Immediate \ Action of Citizens.     Station  Exhibit Needed.    Collection of Ores for Vancouver Fair  What They Want-  According to the London " Times "  Graat Britain has been largely dependent on Germany for molybdenum  which is almost indispensible at the .  present time. The '',Times " points  out that the ores of molybdenum occur in Australia, Norway and Peru,  and that the whole of the Norwegian  supply passes into the hands of  Messrs. Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead, Eng The metal,  so valuable because it imparts hardness and toughness to steel, has risen  to the almost prohibitive price of  $3,700 per ton.���Vancouver New_-  Advertiser, May 4th, 1915.  What We've Got.-  On ten claims staked at Quilchena  Cieek, twenty-five miles from Merritt, easily accessible and close to  the railroad, are immense quantities  of the finest molybdenum, that could  be worked cheaply. Quilchena Pall  with a perpendicular drop of sixty  feet possesses an abundance of power which could,be harnessed for purposes of mine development   I have written ofFerigg to open up  negotiations with Nammell, Laird  Co.. with a view to business in molybdenum in v/hich I am interested."  ���Wm. McNeill, prospector, to the  " News " July 14, 1915.  Anniversary pf Britain's Entry i  Into War to be Commemorated  Mass Meeting of People of the Valley Called for Monday Night  at the Armory.���August 4th Celebration  That there is urgent need. of the  board of trade and leading merchants  and business men taking immediate  steps with a view to placing before  capitalists Bnd the representatives of  mineral buyers now passing through  Canada the information that there is  in the Nicola Valley, and within view  of Merritt, a fabulous amount of mineral wealth in copper, gold, silver,  molybdenum and other minerals proven  by reports to be "good" and "crying  out for development," was emphasized  by William McNeill, prospector, who  called on the "News" on Wednesday.  He came not to hand us any gold  nuggets but to bestow "bouquets" for  the work we have undertaken in trying  to rouse the citizens to "Boost' our  Minerals." ������   '  Mr. McNeill, who is a native 'son,  born in Victoria, is well known and has  been prospecting in this section for ten  years. ,He knows every corner where  minerals are to be obtained for miles  around. ,  Some of his fine specimens of copper  glance adorn  the mantleshelf of' the  lounge at', the" Coldwater Hotel.   TfifiT -     ,_ ,      t  is from the Copper Star claim and' at Aspen Grove there are forty miles  weighs'40 lbs, whi'e he has another I of copper claims waiting for develop-  specimen, weighing'61  lbs," from  the ment. - "Why, the ��� stuff is all round  form in which could be contained  samples of the ores and other rich  resources of the locality.  Further, he is very anxious to see,  say the board of trade, or other persons  keenly alive to the needs of PUBLICITY  iri this "Golden Opportunity" to take  steps to place a Nicola Valley mineral  'exhibit in the Vancouver Fall Fair. To  help this along he offers to make a  collection of Aspen Grove and other  ores'for such an exhibit.  *: To show once more the high grade of  copper to be found within easy distance  of Merritt Mr.-McNeill this week showed tha "News" a report he had just  received fromW. F. Robertson, Provincial Mineralogist,' which stated  that an Aspen Grove specimen of  copper glance which he sent "is a very  clean specimen." When pure, it should  be said, there is 75 per cent copper.  After telling about the almost perfect  finds of molybdenum and' the- remark-  able^mine'ral potentialities of Quilchena  Creek area, he marvels that the people  who, are. supposedly, representing the  interests of the City of Merritt to not  a*&WCt��'a-Teaarzatiotf"6f the^fact1 ihiit  Cases of Leprosy  Traced To a  Chinese Laundry  The Canadian Laundry Journal  reports a very sad story from  Denver, Col. A young lady  stenographer of that city whilst  out skating with a young man,  slipped and fell upon the, ice  cutting a deep gash in her lip.  Her Mcort immediatelyattempted  to, stjlp the bleeding by using his  own handkerchief.  Some weeks afterwards the  young lady discovered that her  lip was infe ted, and upon consulting^ doctor learned to her  horrrorthat it was a malignant  case of Leprosy.   .,  The young lady was immediately sent to the leper colony in the  Hawaiian Islands. An investigation was started by the families  of both' the young lady and young  man, to determine where the infection originated, with theresult  that The disease was traced to a  Chines*? Laundry where the  young pian had been in a" habit  o|fsenc|ing his clothes. '. In this  hp>yel were found two Chinamen  suffering acutely from the dread-  deq, disease. They too were sent  to the leper colony. Great secrecy  was excercised by-the authorities  in ^heir investigations, in order  to prevent a ^ public | jjanic, and  theinh^bitants of De'nver,_ owe  much'tq^Mrs. A.B. deLaVergue,  bacteriologist,. who prosecuted  the investigation.  * , . "  1 There are -a great number of  Chinese laundries in "Canada today an^few people stop to think  of the possibility of" const-acting-  diseasef by.sending their 'clothes  to.bejajpj-driedin chese oft' time  filthy-Hovels."-'-"���',      King Hands D.S.O.  To " Our " Major  Major H. H. Matthews, D. S. O.  of Nicola, Honored  by  King George  ���-������H/*V ** i"*iH****-  Major Horold H. Matthews, of  Nicola, enjoyed the high distinc-  tion of receiving his D.S.O. (distinguished service order) directly  from the hands of His Majesty  ihe King, at-Buckingham Palace  London, on Monday last.  Amid warlike scenes, a brilliant array of uniforms conducing  to the spectacle, this investiture  by King George was the largest  for many years.  More than three hundred officers and men received awards  for valor on the battlefield. Maj.  Matthews, D.S.O. was one of the  three gallant officers from B. C.  to receive a much coveted decoration. The awards included  Victoria crosses, military crosses  and distinguished service decorations. .        v  -A report is current that the  Major has ret.urned to the firing  line.       ' ' ��� _���  Cariboo Prospector  Is Still Boosting  Col. Robert Stevenson, Veteran prospector, trail blazer and rancher,! who  has a fine place at Chilliwack, and who  mined in the Cariboo in '58 and Granite  Creek in 1885-6,, and owns considerable  mining r properties around Princeton  ahd Tulameen, was in Merritt on* Saturday. ��� Hale ��� a^d hearty, despite his  severity-five" years, the Colonel, still  feelsa young man. He says he expects  to'se'e many capitalists; who are looking  for-.good invefissients,'-in this section  this summer. ^-:  **-*" r* .\_>i- A-A- ',   -  The earnest attention of patriotic  citizens of Merritt and outlying com-  " muni ties in the Nicola Valley is directed  . to the announcements calling for a  mass meeting of citizens to be held in  the Armory on Monday evening next,  at 8 o'clock.  At this meeting it is probable steps  will be taken with a view to inaugurating a fund for Valley to provide mach-  chine guns to protect Nicola Valley  soldiers from fighting Germans under  serious disadvantages, and to- devise  the best means of observing August 4,  the anniversary of the opening of the  ���war.��� ��� = =-������  The suggestion respecting the Valley  joining in with other places in providing machine guns, was brought up at a  meeting of citizens held in the Council  Chamber on Wednesday afternoon on  the call of Mayor Walters. Following  the veceipt of the letter from the  Lieutenant-Governor reproduced below  the Mayor telephoned a number of representative citizens to consider the  proposals contained in the communication.  Lieut-Governor's Letter  f ��� The Central Committee for National  Patriotic-Organizations, which arranged the recent. Imperial Patriotic  Meeting at the Guildhall, London, and  of which the Prime Minister, Mr. A.  Balfour and the Earl of Rosebery are  President and vice-Presidents, and  Mr. Henry Cust is the Chairman, are  organizing meetings- to( be- held^ in  every city, town and village of Great  Britain and the Empire on Wednesday.'August 4th, the anniversary'of  the declaration or the present war.  As it is 'most desirable thrt the  meetings shall only give expression  to the spontaneous outburst of >the  Voice of the People, I would ask you  ,to Le so good as to lay the proposal  before the leading citizens "of your  town in the hope that they will give  as much publicity as possible to the  campaign and undertake the arrangements of snch demonstrations as may  appear to them to be expedient.  Mayor Walteis, at the outset, said he  had called the meeting of citizens to  lay before them the letter he had ,re-r  ceived from.the. Lieut-Governor which  he read. He offered the suggestion  that the Valley might and could do as  other places were doing���raise subscriptions to provide machine guns for their  boys at the front so that they would  not fight under disadvantages.  F. A. Reid was voted' secretary of  the meeting.  Mr. Grimmett opened the discussion  by expressing, the feeling that in important public business of the kind  there should Le a full and thoroughly  representative meeting of all sections"  of -the-community. "  Mr. A. W. Strickland and Dr. Tutill  gave their veiws as to when such a  meeting could best be fixed so to draw  a representative attendance of the  farmers from the Valley. All the  speakers agreed that the objects in  view were such as could best be done  by the whole Valley.  Aid. McGoran felt they would get  better results especially in regard to  providing machine guns if the mattei  was taken up by the Valley as a whole.  Mr.* Strickland urged the desirability  of having the" miners, represented at  the public meeting.   -  Dr. Tutill urged that full publicity  be given "to any steps taken and suggested the appointment of a provisional  committee.  He moved, Mr. .Grimmett seconding  a resolution that a provisional committee of thrte be appointed by"the Mayor  to take the matter up with full power  to act to arrange the date and place of  the meeting, and to give notice of it to  the citizens. The resolution was unanimously carried.  The Mayor thereupon appointed Dr.  Tutill, A. W. Strickland and M. L.  Grimmett, as the provisional committee  Assembling later it was decided that  tho meeting be held on Monday evening  next, in the Armory.  Those present were Mayor Walters  (chairman) A. McGoran, Dr. Tutill, F.  A. Reid, Dan Munro, A.W. Strickland,  A. F. Rankine, Capt. Stephenson, M.  L. Grimmef-, A. N. B. Rogers, A  Hoggan, N. J. Barwick, J. W. Ellis,  E. C, Bell and E. B. Mayon.  same property, in Johnson's barber  shop. ' In addition to these he has an  abundance of copper glance, gold,  silver.mica and other ores from adjacent properties at his home.  It is not with any selfish spirit that  this prospector wishes to' see the , resources of the district given publicity  among capitalists and investors ' in  mining, but he believes a ''golden opportunity" has arrived for such* campaigning. 'As a start in the direction  of publicity he advocates the establishment of a neat glass exhibition showcase being erected on the Station plat-  ���i ���X-^***-M*^^*M,,X^^,J**:**>^'4**t*,'*,J*'H-,I*<*:  r  us," he ejaculated "there limitlessI  wealth in view of our homes," i *���  I have only mentioned a few *of the  properties.' "Why he asked," cannot  the people realise what it"* means to  every person, in Merritt if say Robert  Henderson's claims were worked. No  more than,two miles from Quilchena  Avenue is all kinds of gold and copper  whose high value has been pronounced  by experts. If the City Council or the  board of trade will take some steps  they can count on my ready assistance  and the co-operation of others with  mineral interests in the Valley.  ! Remember  Mass  Meeting |  % At the Armory on Monday Night |  |mayor Walters' will preside at 8 p.m.!  American Opinion  Is Pro-British  u  )  Glorious Twelfth- Loyally  Celebrated by Orangemen  Regalia Parade' and Service.    Animated'Social Gathering..  ,    ,      X- markable Growth of Orangeism in Canada ,. v  Re.  Merritt to> Mon^  treal by Auto  From Merritt to Montreal in a 1914  Winton Six, accompanied by his wife  and Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Wilkinson,  along a route through the States and  Eastern Canada that will aggregate  some three thousand miles, is the trip  that Mr. A.' B, Kennedy, electrician of  this city, is now arranging.  The party will leave Merritt about  the first of next month f quipped with  sleeping tents and cooking equipment  and a camping outfit and will " live in  the car " all the time. The novel and  fascinating trip will take, it is expected  anything between four and six weeks,  according to the weather and road conditions and attractions of the scenery.  Mr. Kennedy is wailing to'hear from  the American Automobile Association  before marking out his route.   -,  Starting from Here he hopes however  to go through Princeton and the Okan-  j'gan to Spokane. He will join and  follow the Great National Highway  which runs from Seattle to Minneapolis  St. Paul, Chicago, Detroit and other  leading cenlr.es will likely be in the  itinerary as will Toronto and the other  far Eastern Canadian cities, Montreal  being Ihe destination. Mr. ard Mrs.  R. Wilkinson are going to Fngland,  .ind will make the first portion of their  rip in this novel way.  Mr. Kennedy has been busy getting  'lis car overhauled in readiness for the  'ong journey.  Mr. A. E. Howse, interviewed on  his r-iturn from a brief business trip to  Vancouver said he found conflicting  opinions among influential business  men regarding the immediate trade  prospects in B. C. and the Dominion.  The banks at the Coast had almost  shut down credit even for apparently  sound propositions with good security  and backing.  . Amongst the American hotel visitors  ee noticed a general Pro-British sentiment existing. It was now. he noticed,  the general custom for Americans to  raise their hats during the singing of  'he National Anthem while many wore  British flags.  J In the Eastern States it is generally  believed there is a complete understanding between the British and  United States governments as to  America's ultima te'action and that the  tread of time will divulge much interesting diplomacy.  "The Twelfth of July," "Orangemen's Day," or the "Anniversary of  the Battle of'the Boyre'' was celebrated by L.O.L. number 1701 (Merritt)  last week end.  A church parade and special service  at the Presbyterian Church was held on  Sunday night, and on Monday evening  an animated social evening was spent  by the brethren and sisters of _ the  Orange Lodge and True Blues in the K.  P. hall.  At the Church  Assembling at the lodge room shortly j  after seven _o_ciockt a_representative,  As only President A. W. Strickland  and Directors Bond, Armstrong and  Grimmett of the directors of Nicola  Valley General'IIospital were present  at the institution' on Monday evening  for the regular monthly meeting, no  meeting was held, After waiting for  neaily an hour the four directors present, with the press representatives  dispersed, there being not enough  directors preaent to make a quorum.  gathering of brethren, wearing regalia  and emblems of offices, proceeded to the  Presbyterian Church where Bro. Rev.  J. Hyde" preached an appropriate sermon taking his text from 1 Chron. 12c.  28v.-"The Christian Warrior." He  enunciated the principles of Orangeism  and its opportunities for doing valuable  work for Protestantism, and along fraternal lines. He referred also to the  True Blue Association, the female  branch of the Order. During the devotions Mrs. Grimes sang feelingly the  sacred solo "Face to Face." Mrs. M.  L. Grimmett presided st the organ.  In the gathering were, among others,  the following officers of the lodge���  W.M. A. Patton, Dep. W.M. T. H.  Nichol], Treasurer J. Fairclough,Chaplain J. S. Morgan, Director of Ceremonies Robert Baxter. Among the  True Blues were Worshipful Mistress  Mrs. George Osmond, Financial Secretary Mrs. Wheat, Treasurer Mrs. Fred  Hyland. "* ,  Celebration Social  Some fifty fraternal friends present  at the social held on Monday evening  in'the K. P. hall'in continuation of the  celebrations.of the '"Twelfth. "Speeches  wefe de'ivered by Rev. J. Hyde, Bro  P.-McLean, Bro. Sam Nichol, besides  Worshipful Master A. Patton. Bro.  Rev, Hyde dealt largely with patriotism  and the war, and the part-Orangemen  were taking in support of the cause.  Bro. Sam Nichol, spoke forcibly, on  Orangeism, while Bro. Philip' McLean  ably addressed the gathering on the  wider operations of the L. O. L. in  Canada and throughout the world.   He j  spoke of the ga'lant services of thousands of Orangemen in the European  battlefields and told how-the Triennial  Council which should have been .attended by representatives from all corners  of the world on July llth had to be  dropped this year. ' ' M <���  -���Interesting and closely reasoned was  the address of Worshipful Master A,  Patton, who presided. He said Orangeism stands firstly for the best interests  of protestantism and fraternalism. The  institution in Canada had been established over a hundred years and originated when that small band of settlers _  arrived"  from across the ocean, and  sailed on the tiny vessel John Hamilton  to Quebec and eventually settled in a  place in C'arleton County which they  christened eventnally and which is now  known as Brockville. It was there 'the  old No. 1. L. O. L. Brockville was  started and which is the landmark of  the birth of Orangeism in Canada.  From there the thriving fraternity  founded on solid principals hid branched  out in all directions. He outlined instances of progressive work the L.O.L.  had done for education and wise legislation and Protestantism. He traced  the history of the Loyal True' Blues  from their inception 66 years ago and  the work they have done for orphans.  After quoting figures to show ���the  healthy condition of the True Blues  and how little orphans are being cared  for and educated, he paid a tribute to  the branch known as the Ladies Orange  Benevolent.  In.support of the strength of Orangeism," the W. M. declared there were  371 members in the Victoria lodge No.  1610, and there . were eight lodges in  B. C. with a membership of over 100.  Their own lodge, 1701 was credited  with being one of the most liberal in  the' Province. Taking the whole of  Uanada, statistics showed there were  2.994 lodges in existence with an aggregate membership of 197,000. "Of  these there are 13.000 brothers fighting  for Biitain today fighting for a right  cause (loud applause). As a"result'of  this sacrifice for freedom the Oi ange  Mutual Benefit Insurance is regularly  paying handscme sums to dependents.  (Continued on page i)  ��*x  ���$*$__����� '4'  _���' i  t-S 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  RANKINE, DRUGGIST  NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable ln advance, $2.00 per year in  Canada.  ���**trltain. United St��*es and Foreign Countries, ?2.60.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  are in  people of the  PUBLICITY  AND  PROSPERITY  We read in the Similkameen Star, published at Princeton, a letter  from a correspondent urging that some steps be taken to place the rich  natural resources of mineral deposits in the district before capitalists and  authorities who are badly needing them.    His sentiments, coming like  the "still small voice" out of the wilderness of public opinion  complete accord with the views of the majority of  Nicola Valley, so often expressed in this paper.  What does he say ?  We all know that there are large deposits of copper, zinc, lead,  iron and coal practically lying idle throughout this rich district  which are now needed by the manufacturers fpr the Allies.     But  I see no steps being taken in this district by the government or  the people in trying to place these natural rich resources  before  capital, or the authorities who require the same.  As in Princeton and the Tulameen Districts "we in Merritt know  there are large deposits of rich and valuable minerals - right "on our  doorstep.'*    We also know that the Allies require  almost limitless  supplies of some of the very minerals lying idle and uncommercialised| went away without seeing  I have travelled in many strange  places and seen many strange  and wonderful things. This  morning I am going to tell you  about the "hidden Valley." Do.  you know what a Valley is ? It is  the land that has the hills growing up all about it. This is called  the Nicola Valley. But there are  lots of other valleys,'such as the  Mississippi Valley, the Valley of  the Nile, the Fraser Valley and  others. Some valleys are hard to  find, others are easy. I am going  to tell you about one that was  hard to find.  I have spent many months  travelling among many wonderful valleys among the unexplored  mountains. One day I left our party and went off alone to see what  I could find. ��� After discovering  a beautiful lake at the foot of a  great mountain, and finding what  we called '' The Valley of a Thousand Falls," because of its many  wonderful falls that fell off the  cliffs all about the valley. I saw  a great water fall that seemed to  come right out of the sky at the  top of the mountains on one side  of the valley I wanted to get up  there to see where the water of  those falls came from, but though  I tried very hard, I did not get  up there then, ahd our party  the  within the immediate neighborhood of our City.  Must the business men -and the accredited public bodies whose  members were elected to promote and enhance the interests of their  fellow citizens wait until the "still small voice" develops into a roar  before they act. If there are matters,being left undone that should be  done must we sign public petitions before our representative public men  take action.! "  If the people of Merritt wish to see the City and Valley remain only  partially developed or to keep the Valley just on the map, so .well and  good. If on the other hand, the people wish to see smelters established  and payrolls created and the developed section taking up a bigger space  on the map should they not devise some means of giving publicity, to  our latent resources in the eyes of authorities who are looking for what  we have got.-? .-Should there be any persons who do not appreciate  the need and advantages of healthy boosting and organized publicity  and concentrated effort along right lines, let them, ask any of the leading  Okanagan fruit growers what returns they received from, the "B. C or  California" fruit campaign. "Sweet are the uses of advertisement, and  luscious the fruits." ' >  Assault Charge in  City Police Court  Pleading guilty to an assault  on W. Welfare, a city .employee,  who was in charge or three, prisoners cutting weeds in enforcement of the Noxious Weeds Act,  H. Grieg was on Thuisday fined  $10.00 and costs by Police Magistrate Morgan at the City Police  Court.*  In evidence defendant said  ninety per cent of the weeds on  the property in reference, rented  by Mr. Timmins, were pigweeds  and pigweeds were not stipulated  in the Noxious Weeds Act. He  claimed the informant had not  used courtesy, and discrimmina-  ted against him, and despite  several warnings to leave the  property would not do so until  he was "moved" off. By cutting  down some lilac trees he had, he  claimed, damaged his property  as well as illegally trespassed.  Chief  of Police A.   Grundy,  prosecuting,- said the--informant  had acted in .accordance with  instructions received from the  City Hall. The Act, would be  enforced and had been properly  advertised, and there was a wide  difference between entering land  and entering a house or domicile.  The informant said, he > had  exercised due care in the matter  and had enquired from Mr. Timmins as to any trees or shrubs  that he did hot want, cutting  down. If the trees complained  of had been, noticed among the  weeds they would not have been  touched. _____ , _   Aske'd by Chief Grundy, if he  was aware of the details of the  Noxious Weeds Act atthe time  of the assault, defendant said it  was not until either the day before the hearing or that morning  he had ��� learned what he now  knew.  The Magistrate said defendant  should be glad the case had been  brought up under the summary  convictions act as informant was  a special constable.' As' stated  the defendant was fined $10 and  costs, which were paid. - '  wonderful /'Hidden Valley"  that was up above the falls at  the sky-line.  Another year I went back there  and , succeeded  in . finding  the  "Hidden Valley."   It is now a  noted  place  and  has- another  name.   It was the most wonderful valley I ever saw.   It has in  it one,of the best 'Great Divides'  in all -the world.   At the foot of  a river of ice or glacier that is a  mile wide, the'waters divide and  some go into the Fraser River "to  the Pacific Ocean; and some into  .the  rivers,-that  flow.,into the  Arctic- Ocean-, There are two  pretty - lakes there,   which are  surrounded by'green forests of  trees.-   One of the lakes  has  great, ice-bergs floating ,6n its  surface all the . time,  because a  strange river of ice a quarter of  a mile wide is all the time throw-'  ing great pieces of ice into the  lake.   One of the most wonderful mountains of the world rises  right out of the waters, of this  lake, and it - has great piles of  snow on its sides all the time.  Flocks of Mountain sheep and  goat - pass  through  the  valley  now and-then and so do Cariboo  and once in a while a big Grizlie  bear.   In one place where _ a. lot  of rock fell off one of the mountains there,.I found a lot of copper . ore,. and. in: another place  there were a lot of pretty crystals  while_bigh"up~oneof"the"8ides"df  this staange valley I found a  great cave that let a stream full  of water falls into the valley. '  But I found a more wonderful  "Hidden Valley" than any of  those I just told you about. The  Bible says in Psalm 126, 2, "Our  mouth was filled with laughter  and our tongue with singing."  Well only the folks whose mouth  is filled with laughter and whose  tongue is filled with singing can  ever possibly find the real  den Valjey."  I will tellyou how the -little  boy who wrs called "The Sad  Little Boy" found the "Hidden  Valley." ;  The sad little boy got his name  because he was always sad. i He  lost his way out of the ' 'Hidden  Valley" and he could not find  his way back. You see in the"  Hidden Valley the sun always  shines, and it is always spring  there, and the flowers are ever-  where in bloom and the birds are  always singing.  The sad little boy had a nice  Mamma, and a beautiful home.  He had a little pony, he had dogs  and doves, rabbits and other  pets, and a lovely pond where  he could sail his boat. , There  were lots of nice little girls and  boys with whom he could play,  but he did not play with anything  and that was because he was  sad- And he was getting sick  just because he was sad.  One day a lady asked him if he  would take a little gift to a lame  boy that lived over the hill, and  that was the day the sad little  boy found the "Hidden Valley"  He went slowly and sadly along  the road by the mill where a  little boy said 'hello'' to him, but  he did not answer because he  was asked to go on the errand  to the lame little boy's place.  A little,squirrel running along  the fence by the big tree began  to talk gently to him, but he was  feeling so bad' that he thought  the squirrel was making fun of  him and he threw a stone at her.  The sunbeams were glad to see  him and the breezes'tossed up a  little whirl-a-gig, to, amuse him  but he thought the sun was hot  anil  the  breeze simply, threw  dust into his eyes:-and. that was  all because he was sad.      -   ��� '  -At-last he went through the  orchard and saw the lame little  boy, and it was there that the  sad little boy found again the  "Hidden Valley," for t.e lame  little boy said so many pleasant  things and showed him so many  strange  and   nice   things that  soon the sad little boy  forgot  about .himself.   He. forgot how  sad he was, and the first thing  he knew he was laughing. Then  he wished he could help the little  lame boy.  - That was really how he found  the "Hidden Valley", you see he  wanted-to help some one else and  forget all about himself, and the  first thing he knew he was right  into the very midst of the "Hidden. Valley- laughing and singing.  On his way home he thought  there!was never such' nice sunshine or sweet little breezes. He  never saw such pretty flowers  and trees, and the little squirrell_  that was on the fence by the big  -tree was so cute that he just had  to stop and" have a talk with her.  His Mamma did not know him  when he came home because he  was laughing and singing. The  next day he took his pony out to  give the lame little boy a ride,  and from that time on the sad  Little Boy lost that name and  was known as the "Glad Little  Boy," all because by thinking for  and helping others he forgot himself and found the "Hidden Valley."  appointe  All Vegetables,  Hotel that  meets the  Traveling Public.  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 . Proprietor  Nicolo Valley Meat Market  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  CAULIFLOWER, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN   ONIONS,  RADISHES  Nicola Valley fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  in    connection  Ice here  MERRITT,   B.C.  i  ll  /  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant  Leave your orders for  Phone 36  r  The ADELPHI HOTEL  'Che House of 3XCeril in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked  of Hotels in B. C.  TEA  SERVED, EVERY . AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER    PARTIES    OUR'  SPECIALTY  European Plan  ANDREW HOGGAR  .  FIRE  OR   LIFE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  i -.  -Dr.   GILL, Dentist,  (Of Vancouver),  Has Opened Rooms in the JACKSON BLOCK,  over the Post Office  And will be glad to receive clients of Merritt and the surrounding communities.  Special appointments by arrangement  The Patronage of the Public is Solicited.  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how email  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  IP.  6.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   B.  C.  REMEMBER  That our July Drawing takes place on Monday, the 19th.    We want you all  to come in on this.    You never got a new Suit'lor FIFTY cents in your life, and you never will if you don't try.  YOU CERTAINLY WANT A SUIT  for Fifty Cents.   It is quite possible for you to get it for we are offering you  the chance. We know you would not miss this chance for anything, so in case you forget, just tear off attached coupon fthd send it to  us right now if you cannot call for your ticket personally. We will promptly mail tickets to out-of-town readers upon receipt of FIFTY  Cents for each ticket required.  STEPHENSON & EWART, The City Tailors Cleaners aridPressers  Mail this Coupon noro  NOVEL SUIT DRAWING  Takes place July 19th, 1915  STEPHENSON & EWART,  The City Tailors, Merritt  Dear Sirs,���Please_send me tickets at 50c.  each for Novel Suit Drawing.     Amount enclosed  Name.  Address Three  THE NICOLA: [VALLEY NEWS.  Ti  HE  KSTAnMSIIKl)   1855  BANK ofTORONTO  A Sound Progressive Bank  ���handles customers' deposit accounts with care and accuracy  ���discounts drafts and notes  ���gives its customers required accommodation  ���collects customers' accounts 0  ���transfers money by draft, telegraph or cable  ���buys and 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 - -         $5.000,1.0.00  RESERVED   FUNDS - -         $6,307,272.00  TOTAL   ASSETS >                   $60,925,164-00  MERRITT BRANCH -              A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  Home Guard at  Church on Sunday  Friday, July 16,. 1.915  ������      THE      ..  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Biscuits and  _r  Fresh Bread Daily.  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  M. L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT '   NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  .  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto  The  officers and troopers of  Merritt  Home  Guard, attached  to the "D" Squadron 31st B. C.  Horse (Capt. Chas. Tyner, commanding)   will  hold  a   church  parade   on    Sunday   morning,  July 18. at the Anglican Church.  The men  will assemble at the  Armory at 10.30 a.m. sharp and  will march to the Church where  divine service will be held at 11.  Ia,m.     Rev. A. H. Plummer will  wiil conduct the service.   X  ���  A full attendance of troopers  is requested.   Special music has  been arranged by the choir, ...The  anthem "Praise the Lord '.-'. will  b3 : sung    too. -   Many X martial hymns, including "Onward  Christian Soldiers," and "Fight  the Good Fight, '���' will be included  in the service.  The Boy Scouts have been in  vited to take part.  Potent Points on  B. C. Mining  Prompt Attention  to  all  Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  Have  Photo  Now  'BabV  Taken  In years to come you  will regret that vou  have not a photo of  -your baby boy or girl.  i  Think it over, and then call and  , tee samples at the City Studio. .  Chas. p. Hooper  Opp. Schools . Merritt'  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at   8  p.m.  o  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  RALPH HEBRON  'Secretary ��  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  Mi   fi   Op   A'   Ini  F. S. Gay,  W M.  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. Heslop,  ���Secretary  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date Hi<jh Grade  BicycleiittedwiU*/?<*//��rCAaK��,  New Departure Coaster Bi ake  and Hubs, Detachable Tites,  high grade equipment,Including Mudguards, d>0*) Cf)  Pump, and Tools -Sp^A.OW  FREE 1915 Catalogue,  Pump  Sendl  for  \\f  70 papfes of Bicycles, Sundries,  , and Repair Material.   You can  buy your supplies from us at  -Wholesale Prices.  T.W.BOYD & SON.  27 Notre DuneSt. Wert. Montreal.  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  ��� Apply-Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. 0, Box 10.  Shipping Ore  From Ashcroft  Unique in the annals of copper  mining in the Province is the  Snowstorm mine in the Highland  Valley, near Ashcroft. This mine  has paid for its developmentfrom  the grass,roots and is still being  worked. The owner iV Stuart  Henderson, ex-member of the  Provincial house.  Two carloads of ore have recently been^ sent out from the  Snowstoim to the Tacoma smel-  tons of ore each. The ore is a  bornite copper, carrying 30.78  per cent, in copper, 6.44 ounces  in silver and $1.40 in gold per  ton.  Up to the present date, or  rather to the. end of 1913, the  last year for which accurate figures are available, British Columbia has produced in minerals  a total of $486,622,940.  The production for 1913 was  $30,296,39s, which was something over $4,000,000 above the  production for 3914, a year of  great firiarcial stress, when  many smelters and mines were  were forced to close down.  The enormous total which represents British Columbia's mining wealth to date is made up of  various metals,, such as placer  gold, lode gold, copper, silver,  lead, zinc and other metals, coal  and coke, building stone and  other materials.  ;, By-far the largest figure of the  item's which make up the total is  is -taken from gold, of course,  placergold representing $73,228,-  603 of the total, "and lode gold  $81,590,638.  Cooper comes third with'a total  production 'of $86,663,961, Awhile  coal and coke presents the.enormous total of $149.870,779.       , *;  The annual mineral production  runs, about $80 per each, man,  woman aridchildin theprovince!  This is_three times the per cap-1  ita.production cf Ontario, nearly  twice  that  of" California   and  greater than that of ;thc mining  states of eoloradoandldaho.'  When the province is, properly'  developed, * its output -wiltpiace  ESTABLISHED I8J.7  BOARD   OF   DIRECTORS:  H. V. MEREDITH, E$q., Preiiitiit.  *. B. AtfB, Ek. E. B. GmuUelib, Euj.  Sir WOIiui tUcdM-1-. Hob. Rolt *_.<__..  SlrTWS-tvkMMT.K.CV.O. C. R. Homer. Em.  A. Bratuta, _�����. C. B. Gordon. E*j.  H. R. Dnund, Em. I). Forbu Aasu. Em.  Wm. HcHutf r, Esq.  SirFwjti^Wil-M_.T-.lor,U.D..Gca��ral_U_i__r.  Capital Paid up      -    $16,000,000.  Undivided Profits   . 1,252,864��  Total AmoU (April, 1915) 289,562,676.  Savings Department  Deposits of |i.ooand upward received  and Interest allowed at highest current  rates.   Savings Department accounts  given special attention.  A. W. Strickland, Manager, Merritt Branch.  Special Interest  to Housewives  W. A. Ladies to;  Hold Tea and Sale  fMeetsink. P.Hall  , every Wednesday  at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, C.C.-'  W. Cranna,  .    rK. of R. &'s  L.O.L,  1701           ;  Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first 'and third*'Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. ,The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.'  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  Andrew Paten, W.M,  -  - Geo. Slater,. Recording Sec.  MeXJEAST. &  CORB  BUSINESS   BLOCKS,  HOUSES, COTTAGES,  BUNGALOWS,  IN   STONE,   BRICK,   WOOD,  OR   CEMENT  [    Of special interest to .housewives is the attractive and compact  booklet issued*under the  auspices of the- Department of  Agriculture. - entitled - ' 'British  Columbia   Fruity .and. which  contains an abundance of inform  ation ofhighdomesticvalue. The  booklet can be obtained free on  application*tothe*Department at  Victoria.   There are some ��� 225  tried and tested recipes for preserving apples, peaches, plums,  strawberries,   raspberries,   and  otter .fruits; information as to  varieties of apples andt when to  use them, how tp store apples,  how to preserve fruits without  sugar, etc.,  and- other data of  special interest to the housewife.  A sale of Home Cookery and  aprons';-needlework etc.', will-be  held under-tthe. auspices of the  WomensA'u'xiliairy of St. Michaels Church tomorrow, Saturday  in the store next ,to J. B. :Rad-  clifFe's office,-in-the Walters'  Block.-  Afternoon,tea willbevservedat  nominal prices. .. -' ^J  The< Raffle for Lot 3, Merritt  Gardens' will take place at the  sale. .      - v.* , ' *:'  Mr. Barber has "kindly consenlt-  ed'.to bring his new Edison:Diamond Disc Phonograph with" the  most popular and up-to-date records.  Corporation of the  City   of   Merritt  TA^SALE,   1-915  THE  COUNCIL  HAVE   DECIDED  TO  Postpone the Sale of Land for  1912  and   1913   Taxes   until  August 26th, 1915.  This decision was arrived at to give 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 Half  ; on that/date, otherwise it will be too late.  :      '        i,  .   , ��� i ��� ,  ,-���.- A ftill list of arrears can be seen at the City  Hall, 'and 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,1 1915.  o       Harry Priest,  .., .       r ���, ; Collector.  ** .\  Let us figure on your next Job  Mclean & corp  ��� Quilchena Ave. j opp. Coldwater Hotel  Notice,to Scouts  All local Boy Scouts are requested to attend at the Armory  in uniform on Sunday next al  10,30 a.m. sharp, to take part in  tlie procession of the Merritt  Home Guard and the special service which will be held at the  Anglican Church at 11 a.m.  An invitation to the Scouts to  join in the parade and service  was extended by Capt. Charles  Tyner to Scoutmaster Howard  McLean. The invitation was accepted. All Scouts are therefore  requested to turn up.  W. A. Presentation  The presentation^ Mrs. Geo.  Shuttleworth of a gold brooch  and letter of appreciation of her  services to the Anglican Church  during the .past six years' tool-  place at the Wednesday afternoon meeting of th. W. A. held  at the residence of Dr. and Mrs.  Tutill. Mrs. Plummer in handing" the token* of remembranc<  expressed the regret of the W.A.  at the pending departure of Mrs.  Shuttleworth and her husbanr  for Bowden, Alberta, and eulo  R'sed the services of Mrs. Shuttle-  worth to the church and its work  during several years.   CORRESPONDENCE i"  c.��� wc,col"e correspondence on public matters  from our readers. By publishing rorresDondence  ltdoeBnotmcan that we agree or disarao with  ___,?��.nt*ntt-    In n" <-�������* ����e PersoM^aYure  To the Editor,  Nicola Valley News,  Rev. Cooke;'* Speech  I  have  been  informed  that  Rev. A. E.  Cooke at a public  meeting which was held recently  in Merritt referred to the fact  that he was a member of the  Orange   Association;   and   lest  your readers might draw the inference that he had the backing  of the Orange Association in the  campaign which he is conducting  regarding the alleged. "Crisis in  B. C." I beg to inform youthat  Mr.   Cooke.i has  :no- authority  whatever to speak on behalf of  the Orange Association on this  or any other matter.    When the  Orangemen of British Columbia  wish to lay their views on anj>  particular  question   before the  public, they will do so through  the proper officers of the Association.  Yours etc,  J. W. Whitelej  Secretary of the Legislative  Committee Provincial Grand  Orange Lodge of B. C.  Few Hints on  Marketing Eggs  During the hot weather, collect the eggs at least twice daily,  store-them in a ccol.-sweet-place  (an egg-shell is very porous,  and eggs will quickly take up  any foul smells or odors.) When  marketing be sure the cardboard  fillers are sweet, dry and clean,  and lastly, market clean, good  sized eggs as often as possible���  states J. P, Terry, Secretary B.  C. Poultry Association in a bulletin issued by the Department  of Agriculture.  Increased Activity  In B. C. Mining  The Dominion Assay office in  Vancouver is rtflecting the increased activity in mining thruout this province.  Prom the first of April to the  first of July there were 116 more  deposits made at the office than  during the corresponding* period  of last year.  RANCHERS   MUST   USE  PRINTED    ^  Butter  Wrappers!  According to the Dairy Industry Act, 1914, "No  person,shall cut or pack Dairy Butter into blocks,  squaresor prints and wrap such blocks, squares or  prints in parchment paper unless the said parch-  ������ ment paper-is-printed-or-branded-with-the words   'Dairy Butter."'    The word "Choice" may be  -  U3ed in addition.  Dun's Mercantile Record officially  eports that all the Canadian hoenix  Insurance Company's insurance policies  .n foice in B. C. have been transferred  ���nd re-insured in the London Mutual  of Cam da, whose headquarters are  London, Ontario. The company was  established as long ago as 1869,  ? ���  T  f  ?  t  ���T  "t  t '  T  T - ���  t   "  t  t  f  T  t  ���:���*  S  I  2  E  et  -a  E  U  ���_���  T  T  t  t  f  ���c   A  ca   V  f.  x ��  h  ��� X   u  t"  ���������5  ���:���:  I *  ��   ���*���  t  f  i  0)  CQ  ���s  O  *:-:���  We Print Butter Papers in large cr small Quantities���Prices Rigtt  Merritt;" News " Office k��_��iL;^  FOUR  -THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, July 16, 1915  *****  ALL KINDS OF  ELECTRICAL  FIXTURES  AND SUPPLIES  FOR  SALE AT COST.  See   A.  B.   KENNEDY  ..;..x.<~X'*-h****x***x-*"K~h**x  Local  The Union Jack floated over  the Loyal Orange lodge-room on  the "Twelfth.?-'     -  Ernie Rhodes is now behind  the mahogany in the wet grocery department of the Cold-  water.  ..;..;.****.;..  *  v  T  V  V  T  r  r  t  t  :��:  $100 I  Reward!     *  - *   I  A Reward of $100.00 will .f  be paid for information lead- j*  t  ing to conviction of any per- ��  *  son for Killing or Stealing %  Cattle or Horses belonging to f  any Member of the  Interior ��  Stock Raisers' Association of *  ���  B.C. J  S.C. BURTON,     |  % Secretary *  * t  * *  .;.*************************  Merritt is apparently becoming  quite a railroad centre. Sixteen  train-men registered at the Cold-  water alone last Saturday.  The Methodist Sunday School  picnic which was arranged for  July 17th, has been postponed  until Labor Day, Monday, Sept.  6th.   "  *  *  ���  %  ���  ���  ���  Cook  Wanted  For the Niccla Valley General  Hospital  WAGES   $40.00   A  MONTH  Applications to be addressed  to, and in the hands of A. W.  Strickland, president, by 7 p.  m., on Tuesday" next, July  20, 1915.  Wanted a respectable person  to occupy the two rooms behind  Anglican parish hall, and to act  as caretaker of church in return.  Apply A. H. Plummer or W. R.  Langstaff. ��  Ten cars of cattle consigned  from Nicola to the Coast, for P.  Burns and Co., passed through  the City on the C.P.R. on Monday night.  Several Merritt friends of Mr.  and Mrs. C. R. Brtterton and  family motored out to Hastings  Ranch last week end and spent  an enjoyable time as their guests.  The return of Ernie Rhodes to  the city from Canford will be  welcomed by his many friends  here. His tuneful voice has  ween missed from local concert  platforms.  Asbestos and Silver  Were Brought In  Two splendid and valuable  specimens of almost pure asbestos and fine native silver were  brought in from the Coquahalla  on Wednesday by William Voght  who .was away prospecting for  ten days.  In the opinion of some of the  old prospectors these are as fine  looking specimens as have been  taken in the section. William  McNeill, for whom Mr. Voght  was prospecting, is sending the  finds to the Provincial Mineralogist fpr a report. The asbestos  was taken from a twenty foot  seam and is considered significant  of the immense mineral resources  of the district.  Glorious Twelfth Loyally Celebrated  {Continued from Page One.)  Vocal and recitative items, all of  which were much enjoyed were contributed, the. artistes including Mrs:  Grimes, Mrs, Hyland, Dr.. Tutill, J.  Wilcocks, Hugh Campbell, who rendered songs, and J. Patton (recitation.)  Dainty refreshments arid ice cream  was served..  The Worshipful Mistress of the True  Blue Lodge (Mrs. Geo. Osmond) and  officials desire to publicly thank the  citizens who concributed to the ; July  12th Tag Day collection when some  $35 was received for the True ;Blue  Ornhanage (of B. C.) fund.  Recording Secretary George Slater  attended the "Twelfth" celebrations  at the Terminal city, at which nearly  nearly every Orange lodge in B.C.T was  represented.  .:.*****.;.**************.:.****  *���  Palace Bakery  B read, Cakes, Pas try, etc  Hot Pies every Saturday.'  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor.  :.  !  $  *^***^**5***^*2*^^***^*^^^*<^**<**$***5,***^**t**5*^**5M��**5**51'  *.j^��j.*********************^���X.***.5.*****.>**************  What is the matter with that  watch of yours? Yo_ do not  know? Well take it to DORER'S  THE EXPERT WATCH AND  CLOCK REPAIRER.  Only inside finishing has to be  done to complete the reconstruction work at the Adelphi Hotel.  The building will be used- for  two sample rooms and a lounge.  The Similkameen Star,. states  in its comments on recent holiday sports that Mrs: J. O. Smith  was one of ..the Jucky winners  when old Buck-noised in by half  a head. ��� Some nose !���*-������  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 home of Mrs. Grimes  Nicola Avenue.  THOS. HARTLEY,   P. O.  Box  93  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 $1 an acre. Not  ��� more tha.n-2,560 acreswillbeleased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  * the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unaurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of ?5, which will be re  funded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay, the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever avail-  .  able surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  '   at the rate of ?10.00 an acre.  For full information .application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  ��� to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  VT. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior,  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   ol  this advertisement will not be pa�� j  for.���58782. . .  i  The Rev. George -Kinnev has  initiated a "junior congregation" in connection with-his  Sunday services, i At certain intervals each month short and attractive juvenile sermons are  preached. The idea will be developed along interesting lines.  *2**$**3**$* ���^���J��^��-|5��,5��*��5*,J��*J����5��^��*^��^*��5����J��*5����J��^+,{'����J����{��^��*5i  | LADIES!   ~ -���-  | Keynote of Fashion in Millinery  *, during the war is Simplicity and  J. Economy. I have absolutely the  j* very'Newest in large Black Sailor  J. shapes, suitable for the present  ���i and Fall wear. Come in and see  t them at the ROSE MARCHE.,      ���_  **************************  Chief of Police. Grundy wishes  us to draw our readers'attention  to the fact that proceedings will  be taken against any person or  persons who have not paid. the  current year's Dog Tax by Tuesday evening next, July 20th.  PAY- DAY  At the Merritt Cash Store  FLOUR, Royal Household  SUGAR,  LARD,  49-lb. sack 2.15  20-lb.bags, each 1,80  5-lt> .85, 10 lb. $1.65  EGGS, Guaranteed Strictly Fresh,  MAGIC BAKING POWDER,  RICE, Fin*-- Clean Grade'  SAGO,  TAPIOCA  TOMATOES,  per doz. ,35  per tin ,20  per lb. ,05  4-lbs. for .25  4-lbs. for .25  per tin .13  ���We would-like-to draw-the-at-  tention of those responsible for  the maintenance of the rink that  the place is wide open to any  passing hobos, or others looking  for quiet " dossing " places. The  doors and windows are wide open  and the building is being damaged in consequence by the weather.  GOLDEN  SYRUP,   2-lb tins .18,   5;lb. tins .42 per tin  FRY'S COCOA, per tin .25  RAISINS, 2lbs.for.25  CURRANTS, 2-lbs.for.25  GINGER 8NAP8, Fine and Crispy per lb. .10  TEA BISCUITS, Mixed Variety per lb. .15  LEMON EXTRACT, Perbot.;i5  CHEE8E, Fine Ontario Quality,, per lb. .25  BRAN per 100 lbs.      $1.65  SHORTS JperlOOlbs.       $1.80  SEE OUR WINDOWS FOR SPECIAL  " Cut Price " Sate of Children's and  Women's Shoes  Reg. $2.50 value, Special at $1.50  Specials in Women'* Cotton Hose and  i ~*Muslin Waists  THE  MERRITT       ~~  ���  *-  *  ���  *  *  *  t  X  %  %  *  %  *  f  V  *  An Explanation  In a report thatwas necessarily  condensed for space reasons, and  which appeared in our columns  last week, we stated that "Aid.  McGoran had emphatically expressed himself as beingopposed  to any special privileges being  granted to so!dier3~who axe on  active service for their king and  and country and who have .property liable to sale for delinquent  taxes," as was urged in a'resolution passed by North Vancouver Council and sent to Merritt  Council for endorsation, and advocating that the Provincial Government should pass special legislation protecting the property  of soldiers from being sold for  tax-is while the men are at the  front.  With full frankness we slate  the words we attributed to Aid  flfcGoran are incorrect. Aid.  McGoran stated at tha meeting  he was strongly in favor of the  spirit of the resolution but was  against endorsing it, his expressed reasons being that it did not  affect Merritt which has no  soldiers liable to have their property affected; because cities  have power of exempting sales  in speceial cases, and he did not  see how legislation could be passed in time to help, even if such  powers were needed.  It a nutshell, the misconstrue  tion in tha report arose through  our stating that Aid. McGoran  was opposed to the resolution  whereas he was "in favor of  the spirit of it but opposed to  endorsing it, for the reasons  stated.  The Clydesdale  Stallion  "Victor Hugo"  Sire :  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Ham : Lndy Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  Personal Column  Mr. and Mrs. Trail, of Canford  were in town on Thursday.  ***************************************************���>  Drawing for Stephenson and  Ewart's suits is on Monday  evening���next,���July���19,���at-6  o'clock.  Applications for the position  of cook at Nicola Valley General  Hospital will be considered and  an appointment made at an adjourned meeting of directors of  the hospital to be held on Tuesday evening next.  Thursday next, July 22, last  date for big discount on 1915  taxes.*'���^--O ^ s-  P. B. Ward, has received word  that Major Conant, of Canford,  has been severely wounded.  A brother of the City'Solicitor,  Mr. M. L. Grimmett, from Saskatchewan, is visiting in the  City. '  Birth���to Mr. and Mrs. J.  Sharpe, .Diamond Vale Flat,'1 a  daughter, July 15.   ���  ? Tom Heslop ��� left today for  Vernon Military cemp where he  wil! be engaged as butcher.   >  ' Mrs.'.A. B. Kennedy is on a  visit to the home of her parents  on the Coldwater.  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  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. C.  Hotel Arrivals'  Murdock Mclntyre. proprietor  of the* Coldwater Hotel, left last  week end.for the Coast on business.  Mrs. O. B. N. Wilkie, who has  been spending a short holiday as  the guest of Mrs. Adamson of  Aspen Grove, returned on Wednesdays train to Trout Lake.  E. W. Veale, Dominion Fire  Warden for this section," was a  business visitor in the city on  Monday, and reports conditions  respecting , precautionary   mea  sures against forest fires as quite  satisfactory.  Miss Jamieson of the ladies  department at Armstrong's  Store returned to Merritt at the  beginning of the week after  spending a vacation at her home  at the Coast.  Women's Auxiliary of  St. Michael's Anglican Church  SATURDAY, JULY 17,1915 AT 4 P.M.  Sale of Home Cookery  and Aprons, etc.  Afternoon Tea will he r Served, Price of Tea, ISc.  IN THE  Store in Walters'  Block,  (Next to J. B. Radcliffe's Office).-     :'  Lot3, Merritt Gardens will be Raffled during the Sale  Corporation of the City pf Merritt  LAST DAY FOR BIG DISCOUNT  ON 1915 TAXES:  I  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1915  i ��    I . �� C i  HARRY   PRIEST, Collector  ADELPHI HOTEL   :  O. Bisson, of Rossland, and F.  Gibbs, of Victoria were business  men who registered on Sunday.  G. H. Clarke, postoffice inspector, registered . Monday, 'and  later motored to Tulameen. \  Morley Shier, representative  of Wood, Vallance and'Leggatt,  of Vancouver, was here Monday.  G. D. Ford, traveler for A^ N.  Cowdry and' Co. importers'' and  manufacturers agents. was a  ?uest at the hotel.  Mrs. C. Bennett, of Vancouver  whose husband is in charge of  the hospital at the. construction  camp1 on the K. V. R,', was here  Monday. She will spend a few  weeks at the camp.  W. McLean, representative of  a Victoria business house, registered at the hotel this week.  Greer came up-ffom_th~e"  from  and will inspect bridges  constructed on the K.V.R.  ~j:  Coast  COLDWATER HOTEL  W. J. Cromin and Thomas Mal-  ben, of the K. V. R. construction  camp; registered the first of the  week.  * C. R. and Mrs. Betterton, Hastings Ranch, registered here at  the week end. 4.  ' Mr. and Mrs. O. B. N. Wilkie,  were week end guests.  John Wilson, a well known representative of a Vancouver wine  firm was at the hotel on Monday.  R. G. McGill, of the Otter Valley, late manager of the Better-  ton ranch, was a guest on Tuesday and later left for Kamloops  to join his wife who, is visiting  her relatives.  W.R. Peacock, of Notch! Hill,  was a guest this week.   ���  A. McPhaul, of Aspen Grove,  rancher, was a Wednesday guest.  Mr. and Mrs. Rittman and Roy  Wyman of Hope, were guests on  Wednesday, lhey were en route  to the K. V. R. construction  camps.  i  4

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